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C. P. Alexander. C. M. Bower.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Offlee In Garman's new building.
JOHN B. LINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
omeeon Allegheny Street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Northwest corner ef Dl tmond Street,
D. G. Bush. S. H. Yoeum. 1). H. Hastings.
JJUSH, YOCIM & HASTINGS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
High Street. Opposite First National Bank.
ii C. HEINLE,""
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Practices tn all the courts of Centre County.
Spec al attention to collections. Cousultatton
tn German or Kngl.sh.
ILBUR F. RKEDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
All busrness promptly attended to. Collection
of claims a specialty.
J. A. Beaver. J. W. Gephart.
JJEAVER A GEPHART,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Consultations tn Kno'i.h .....
in Lyon; - BulTdlng, Allegheny Street.
JOHN G. LOVE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office In the rooms formerly occupied by the i
late W. P. Wilson.
JJILI.IIEIM BANKING CO.,
A. WALTER. Cashier. DAY. KREPK, Pres.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
It is a somewhat sad fact that some
people have a higher polish 011 their
boots than on their manners. If their
heads were onlv where their feet arc
how they would shine.
If we would have powerful minds,
we must think; it we would have faith
ful hearts, we must love; if we would
have strong muscles, we must labor.
These include nearly all that is valua
ble in this life.
The man who p'rofesses to believe
that evil Is only the under side ot good,
the datk side of the moon, and properly
a component part of human life, will
never have the satistaction of dying
from inflammation of the brain.
All things must change. Friends
must be torn asunder and swept along
in the current of events, to see each
other seldom and, perchance, 110 more.
Forever and ever in the eddies of time
and accident we whirl away.
We all love pleasure and abhor sor
row. No one will choose a cloudy sky
and a rough path; but these evils have
their good parts, and those who really
long for peace and happiness will try
to find out and extract them, instead of
hurrying along resentfully or with
The old theory about getting up ear
ly is, at last, happily exploded. One
can now go to bed and get up when he
pleases without having that fatal pro
verb flung in his teeth. The higher
philosophy tells us that even if we do
"shorten our days," as the saying is,
l y getting up late, we at least lengthen
01 r nights by the same process.
"Blessed are the pure in heart for
they shall see God !" When? In the
better life to come, no doubt, but here
also, and with a most satisfying vision,
You are like one whom a kind and
faithful guide is leading along a lonely
and dangerrus road through the dark
ness of the night. The form of your
guide you can scarcely see, but his
words ot comfort and assurance are in
your ears all the while; you trust him,
lor you know that he perfectly knows
the way, and you commune with him
as you go along, Now and then, as the
clouds break and the stars shine out
for a little, you think you can almost
see his lace. By and by the morning
comes, and you see as you are seen and
know as you are known. But the com
fort, the joy, the assurance of his pres
ence and his guidance you have had the
whole night long; and daylight gives
you a fuller revelation of that whieh
you knew already.
Two even I see, whose softest blue
Rivals the summer skies;
Two lips, be-ido whoose cheery hue
The bright carnation dies.
A ringlet here.
A ringlet there,
Au antique comb to keep them strain lit,
A sweet and simple face, most fair-
Pressed on my heart la this portrait.
"Jim Dunn, do you know your loeaou
The question, uttered in an irritated tone,
came from a young man who had been
reading a newspaper, waiting for the tardy
boy of his class.
"N-no, sir; I don't believe I do, quite,"
was the hesitating reply.
"Are you aware what time it is?"
"One o'clock, sir," said young Dunn.
He knew that well enough. Had not
his eyes lingered on the tardy hands of the
old moon faced clock, and thence gone
roving out through the window to whore
the fields were sleeping in the noonday
haze ? And then he was so hungry !
"Jim, come here. 1 can't understand
what makes you so stupid !" said the mas
ter ; ami taking the book, he proceeded to
hastily review point after poiut.
"Do you understand this'" he asked,
"and this and that? 4 '
Jim's brow lightened. He was inoie
pleased with himself that things looked
clearer, and certain doubts vanished, and
his hearty "Oh, thank you, sir?" made the
"You're very slow, Dunn; very slow.
I don't think I ever saw a fellow just like
you : hut I guess what you learn you learn."
That was just it—what Jiui Dunn knew
! lie knew thoroughly.
j "Well, if licre isn't Jim. just at dinner
j is done!" cried his sister Anne.
"And every bit of the pudding gone,"
j said Oscar, the next oldest brother. "I
| made sure you'd stay all day."
"Poor boy J" sitrhed his mother; "lie al
ways seems to be behind in everything.
Ever since he was a baby he has lieeu slow."
Jim sat down, however, and ate the
scraps. Nobody seemed to think that. Tom
"I don't know what we shall do with
that boy," Dr. Dunn often said, when talk
ing over the prospects of their children.
Charley inclines to the law, and Oscar will
be a doctor; but what ability lias Jim for
anything ?" He is so slow and plodding,
so little ambitious, that I am discouraged
when i think of his future.'
"Poor Jim!" said Mrs. Dunn, half
sighing, half-laughing; "he is the black
sheep of the family. When he was a little
fellow, I used often be startled by the owl
like wisdom of his face. I never thought
then that it was dullness. He can't help
it. His motions are slow,(Lis mind is tardy,
hut I hope h will make his wav iu the
Jim was the butt of all the family, 11 j
did not seem to anger him at all. He knew
he was slow. Charley could play brilliant
ly, sing a song with excellent effect, play
any game well.
Oscar, his youngest brother, was famous
for his compositions and his power of elo
cution. All the rest excelled, outstripped
him. and yet he plodded on patiently.
"Going to the theatre to-night?" asked a
well-dressed young man of Jim, as they
left the store together, This was four years
later, and Jim was one of the clerks in Dol
man & Dolman's great establishment, and
so slow and undemonstrative that the other
clerks were always chaffing him. lie thought
for a moment, rattled some loose coins that
were in his pocket, and said:
':Havc you ever beeu?' 1 queried the
Jim looked at him in his usual ddliberate
way; and replied: "No."
"Then yeu don't know anything of life."
"Then I don't want to," responded Jim.
"By the way, where arc you boarding?"
asked his friend, pulling on a pair of very
tight gloves. Jim never wore glovea.
"At Glen's, in Holbrook Street," said
"Oh, you're slow. Why that's 'way
"Thnt's why I boerd there," said Jim. I
only pay four dollars a week. Good eve
"The meanest fellow I ever saw," mut
tered Dick Dalton, as he planted his fancy
cane as heavily as its fragility woud permit
on the sidewalk.
Jim gained his boarding house, a tall,
rusty-looking tenement, in the fourth story
of which was his room. It was a very des
olate-looking apartment, for, save in the
coldest weather, Jim never had a fire.
There were three shelves, full of excellent
books, and at a table at the side of the
room stood something that looked like a
wooden arm chair. Bits of pine, a few
t(*>ls and a paper filled with saw-dust, kept
Of course Jim got frugal meals in this
place, A widow and her daughter kept
the house, letting nearly all the rooms to
lodgers; buj Jim's quiet ways and pleasant
face had won an entrance to their hearts,
and they took him to their table for a small
Jim ran up stairs as soon as he reached
the house. He never ran up sjairs in any
other place, but there was an attraction
there which was better than the amusements
to which his fellow-clerks devoted them
No sooner had he seated himself at the
table and taken up a screw, than some one
knocked at the door. At the low J'come
in," his eldest brother presented himself,
dressed in the height ef fashion, handsome
and even imposing in appearance.
"Well, Jim, so these are your lodgings,
my boy." said the young man. "Not much
style, I must say."
"Notmuch," said Jim, cheerfully. "Have
you just come from home?"
"Yes, and everything is going on about
the same. Father is mightly pleased that
I have got my shingle up."
"And are you propspenng ?" asked Jim,
with a sidelong glance upon the ivory cane,
the kid gloves and the gold chain.
"Oh, so-so. Of course it has taken a good
deal of money to furnish my office."
"I thought father advanced you five hun
dred dollats," said Jim.
"So he did. The old gentleman was very
good to mortgage the property—for I sup
pose you are intormed of the fact—but
things are so horribly expensive."
"What things?" asked Jim, drily.
"Everything —all things. To get business
now-a-days, a fellow must make a show."
"And so you smoke ten cent cigars, give
MILLIIEIM, I'A., THURSDAY, JANUARY 15. 1880.
n supper now and then, treat your compan
ions, and frequent the theatre," said dim.
"Oh, hang it! Your blood's water, Jim;
and besides, your position is different from
mine. Things are expected from me. I
must go into society. By-and-by I shall
get a case that will pay me richly for all
"Sacrifices!" repeated Jim, in a tone
that made Charley's blood move faster, so
that he said, to himself, with the addition ol
"The same old slow hoy, with no more
brains than an ox."
"You are still at the machine, 1 see,*' he
said aloud, ft moment after.
"Oh, yes; it costs next to nothing; and
if it never succeeds, ii gives me something
to think about."
"You don't say that you ever think,'* was
the sarcastic response.
"Well, now and then." was the slow re
Charley rose, sauntered back and forth
for a few moments, ami then stood still, his
handsome face reddening.
"1 say, Jim, can't you lend me ten dol
lare? I'm absolutely out of cash."
"I never lend," said Jim.
Charley's breath grew short ami quirk.
Some insulting speech was on the end of
his tongue, for he feU both rage and eon
tempt; but Jim, rising quietly, went to a
desk and lifted the lid.
"If five dollars will do you any good,
you are welcome to them," he said, 'ft hey
are all I have by me,"
"Jim, you're a good fellow!'' gasped
Charley, ids tongue yet hot with the words
lie had intended to sav.
Jim went once or twice to his brother's
office, and did not like it. "Why should
the young lawyer spend a hundred dollars
■ in pictures?" he asked himself indignantly;
i "and why does he keep the company of
j such men as 1 have met there /"
I One day Jim received a lottei from his
DKAK DID JIM:—I expect I shall have
to leave college. Things are going wrong
at home. I dou't suppose any one has told
you. They seem to think you have all you
can do to take care of yourself ; and so you
i have, I suppose. Charley has been an aw
ful weight upon father, and this year the
crops have all failed, and father is disabled
from work by rheumatism. 1 don't care
much about myself; I only studied medi
cine to please father, and should rather be
almost anything else.
1 think I could write for the newspapers.
Can't you get me a place in some store ?
and I could write evenings, and live with
you. Think it over, for I'm sure father is
going to lose all his property. Charley
plays billiards, and I'm afraid cards. Write
me as stx>n as you can what can be done
Jim wrote in less than a week. His em.
ployer wanted an under salesman. Then
he set himself to look carefully into his fa
_ Everything there washing Raniflwlfee
were nearly heart-broken, and no one
thought for a moment of looking to him.
Hut nevertheless he laid his pluns. To
pay the mortgage was quite impossible,
qut be hired some comfortable rooms in the
old house where he staved, sold what he
could from the stock of the farm, had the
necessary furniture brought to town, and
installed his father and mother in a com
fortable home. The months passed. The
old folks learned to depend upon him, and
his sister found a situation as bookkeeper.
One day a gentleman called upon Jim.
and was invited into his room. "You've
been at work fifteen years on this machine,
you say ?" remarked the gentlemen when
he had examiued it.
The speaker was a business man. whose
favor was almost equal to a fortune.
"Yes, sir," said Jim, quietly; "I was
always a plodder. *'
"Well, you've plodded to some purpose,"
was the answer. "1 am very sure there's
money enough in it to make you a rich
Jim grew very red. and the room seemed
to go around for a moment.
"Thank you," he made reply. "I should
like to be rich for the sake of others.
And so, eventually, ploading Jim won
the race, and became the practical, efficient
and prosperous man of the family.
Among the quiet little manufacturers of
the country is that of chewing gum. Only
one factory exists in New York city, and
the few others are in New England, New
York State, Ohio, Illinios, and Tennesse.
The gum is sold by druggists, grocers and
confectioners in cities, and any country
grocery that hasn't it is consider incomplete.
Gum from spruce trees was exclusively used
until recently, when it found a rival is gum
mastic, a white and attractive article made
from parafline, which is sweetened. The
consumption of this chewing gum in the U.
8. ii about thirty tons yearly; that of spruce
gum somewhat less, and that of a gum made
in Tennesse from balsam tolu, and sold in
the Southern States, aliout twenty tons.
Lately a material has been used styled
'•rubber gum." It is from the sap of the
sapotfc tree of South and Central America
The sap like that of the India rubber tree,
has a milky look. The sap was first im
ported into the United States with a view
of melting it with india rubber, in order to
produee a cheaper article than the latter. It
was found to be impliable, ami therefore
useless for that purpose. It had long been
chewed by South and Central American
Indians, and found useful in allaying thirst.
Experiments were therefore made here in
puryifying it for chewing, and with final
success. It is tastless and has the merit of
lasting longer than the other gums, which
more quickly dissolve and crumble in the
mouth. So great it its ducility that a piece
half an inch wide, after being heated in
the mouth, can be stretched into a thread a
hundred feet long. Its consumption is
about fifty tons a year. Chewing gum does
not, like tobacco, require that the saliva be
expectorated; it does not, like smoking, ex
cite the nerves, nor like a superabundance
of food or drink, liurtfully overload the
Itcriuclng His Salary.
A congregation, anxious to get rid of
their pastor, were considerably perplexed
how to do it without hurting his feel
ings. After considerable discussion
they concluded to inform him they were
obliged to reduce his salary. A delegation
was appointed to wait on him and notify
him of the fact. "Brethern," was his re
ply; "1 have been with you in prosperity,
and I will never desert you In adversity."
Flume Colored KMH,
A young man pets on the train and seats
himself opposite no. He wears flame-col
ored kids and a poodle dog. Now, I do
1 not object to a nan wearing any kind or
color of kids, aid love of the angels, how
1 do hate a potxle dog. The young man
holds the poodle in his lap, smooths out the
blue ribbon nnund his neck, placidly
strokes his whiskers, and languidly stares
at me. As I bok at them I notice how
much they lok alike. Father ami son
perhaps. As I think the thought, the dog
snarls and larks an indignant denal.
Presently the joung man. with a painful
effort opens tlx conversation by saying:
"VY ha's new?"
I tell him tlv elections have all gone one
way and he says:
And presently adds:
I tell him Cornell is elected in New
"Ya-as," he says. "I've been in Noo
Yawk. Cornell," he adled, brightening
up, 'H'ornell he's a collegs or something'f
that sort, ain't he?"
I explain to him as veil as I can the
difference between A'onzi B. and the uni
versity at Ithaca. The young man looks
painfully astonished ujion learning they are
not the same man.
"Who runs 'gainst him?" he asks.
"A, ya as," he says. "Know him.
Runs a circus. Funniest thing 'f the kind
you ever saw. Tent all striped, like—like
—like bedtick, you know."
Then he paused and rested himself, and
"Whn' you writin'?"
I told him 1 was getting up a little work
for the paper that honored itself by secur
ing. at an immense annual outlay, my val
uable though erratic, service.
"Wha's it's name?" the young man ask
ed feebly, at the same time fondling his
"The I told hint, "for sale
by all the news dealers, and only two dol
lar- a year in advance. The best paper in
America, and the finest advertising medium
in the West; devoted to—''
"Ah ya-as," he said, brightening up, "and
you're th' feller they rail 'llawkeye?"'
I admitted that sometimes people who
didn't know my other name called me
"Oh, ya-as," he said, "I know you."
I flushed and bowed and lie went on.
"I know you. Heard of you often.
Seen you play once. You're the Injun
chief in Buffalo Bill's party, ain't you?''
Then he leaned back, exhausted. And
\\ ell, I felt about as tired as he did.
A Detective'* Adventure.
One pleasant evening recently two men
were seated in a cosy little room not far
foncertilng'criintnaJs. 0/V : n conversation
connected with a Chicago ''"'/WW," •
remarked the dectective, after a pause in
the conversation, 4 T will tell you a peculiar
little incident that happened several years
ago to a brother detective, which will illus
trate how luck sometimes assists us 111 ac
complishing an object, which otherwise
might be unattainable. "Several years
ago," he continued as lie ejected a cloud
of smoke from his mouth, "a noted forger
was wanted very badly in Chicago where
he had been indulging in such crookedness
as rendered him liable to occupy the peni
tentiary for a term of years if lie were j
caught* The case was placed in Pinkerton's
hands and one of his men detailed to work
it up. He was fortunate enough to obtain
a clew to the much wanted individual's
whereabouts, and following it up lie at
length spotted his man at Toronto, Canada,
which you know is on Like Ontario. The ;
detective threw himself in the way of the j
forger, became acquainted with him under
an assumed name, and gradually ingratiated ;
himself in his favor. Forgery not being an
extraditable offense it was impossible to
make the arrest in Canada, so the detective
was obliged to adopt another line of tactics.
He made known his intention of crossing
over into the States, and the forger deter
mined to go to the boat to see him off.
Once on board, the detective kept him en
grossed in interesting conversation, and with
such consummates tact did he play his part
that the crooked gentleman did not notice
that the boat had started until it was fair
out in the lake, for they had gone below to
take a social glass at parting. When the
forger found the boat gradually receding
from the Canada shore, with no possibility
of getting hack immediately, he fumed and
swore for a time, but seeing that did not
1 letter matters in the least, cooled down and
determined to make the best of a bad job.
"As soon as that imaginary line in the
middle of the lake which divides the two
countries had been passed, the detective
revealed himself, and, clapping on the nip
pers, arrested his man. They arrived on
the other shore at length without adventure,
and, boarding the lightning express 011 the
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern that
night, they started on their journey. There
happened to be a few persons in the ear in
which the two sat. The detective was al
most completely worn out from loss of sleep,
and, as it was a through train, he deter min
ed to obtain a little Morpheus. Placing the
prisoner 011 the inner side of the seat, lie so
disposed himself next him that lie imagined
the slighest move would awake him. The
arrangements completed, he fell asleep in
an easy state of mind, lie does not know
how long he slept until he awoke suddenly
with a start, and found to liis chargrin that
the forger was goie. It is a rule of our
agency that if a man is sent upon the trail
of a depredator, and faiis in bringing him
back, he loses his place on the force, so that
you see his reputation as well as his position,
depended upon hi prompt action. He
quickly decided upon his line of action, and,
walking with assumed carelessness through
the entire train, lie oxamiaed every nook
and corner that the prisoner could possibly
he stowed away in. His search was fruit
less. On his return he was accostod by a
bral eman, who inquired:
" 'Arc you looking fcr your friend?"
"The detective answered in the affirma
" 'Oh,' said the brakemtn, 'lie got off at
the last station where we stopped for water.
He seemed as if he did'nt want to disturb
yoar sleep, for he got over the back of the
"The detective then made known who he
was, and inquired of the brakeman whether
there was any possible chaace of his getting
back to the tow that night. \ ery fortunate
ly the train stopped a short distance ahead
on a siding in oro.er to allow a freight train
going in the direction of this particular town
to pass them. The conductor signaled it to
stop, the detective got aboard, and in the
course of an hour or so was standing in the
lit Je villiage where he desired to he. It was a
primitive Ohio hamlet, and the only alleged
hotel it could boast of the most wretched
description. The detective concluded that
he could do nothing nt that late hour and in
his exhausted condition; so lie determined
to obtain a little sleep and scour the country
in the morning. With infinite difficulty he
succeeded in arousing the sleepy landlord of
the hostlery. 'There were no accommoda
tions,' lie saiil, in reply to the detective's,
questions, 'unless he was willing to occupy
the same room and bed with another man.'
"The detective thought it was better than
sleeping out, so he asked to bo shown the
room. He had just unrobed, and was about
extinguishing the tallow dip, when some
thing prompted him to take a look at his
bedfellow. He did so, und what was his
euprise to find his whilom prisoner snuggled
up in the hedeloths. Accustomed as he was
to repressing his feelings upon all occasions,
lie could scarcely retrain a joyful shout at
his good fortune, and it was some time he
fore fie recovered sufficient calmness to act
with coolness. After much self-cougratil
lation he secured the forger's clothing to a
piece of twine and supended them from the
window. He then resumed a portion of his
own clothing, and hid the remainder, locked
the door, and placed the key in his jiooket,
and getting into bed lie placed his revolver
in such a position that, although out of
s'glit, it was within easy reach, and sank
into a peaceful slumber. In the morning
he was awakened by the sound of some one
talking in the room, and peering cautiously
around lie noticed the forger rummaging
about, eiotlicd only in an abbreviated under
garment and endeavoring manfully to give
proper vent to his feelings in choice hut
emphatic expletives, llis siavcli for his
clothing proving unavailing, he approached
the bed opposite to investigate. As lie did
so, 'click' went the revolver, and the detec
tive stood revealed to lus astonished gaze.
He started as if lie hud been struck, and
before he could recover from his astonish
ment he was properly handcuffed and at
the detective's mercy.
"He was soon assisted into his clothing;
the next passing train was hailed and they
arrived at their destination without further
"What became of the forger?" inquired
the reporter, as the detective applied a
lighted match to his cigar.
"Oh, he was tried soon afterward," was
the reply, "and the evidence against him
was of such un overwhelming character
that lie was convicted and sent up for a
The family of Bonapartes were of pure
Italian race; there was not a drop of French
blood in any of them. Their ancestors had
come from the main-land in the early his
tory of Corsica, lilies arc found
Bonaparte was a poor gentleiimtTor exeeH
lent breeding and character, who married
in his youth a young and romantic girl
named Letizia Kamolino, who followed
him in his campaigns up to the moment of
the birth of Napoleon. It is impossible to
say how much the history of Europe owes
to the high heart and indomitable spirit of
this soldierly woman. Bhc never relin
quished her authority in her family. When
all her children were princes and potentates,
she Wits still the severe, stern Madame
Mere. The beauty and grace of Josephine
Bauharnais never conquered her; the sweet
Tyrolese prettiness of Maria Louisa won
from her only a sort of contemptuous indul
gence. When her mighty son ruled the
continent, she was the only human being
whose eludings he regarded or endured.
She was faithful in her rebukes while the
■tin shone, and when calamity came, her
undaunted spirit was still true and devoted
to the fallen. Iler provincial habits of
economy stood her in good stead ; n her
vigoiouß old age; she was rich when the
Empire had passed away, and her grand
children needed her aid. it must have been
from her that Napoleon took his extraordi
nary character, for Carlo Bonaparte, though
a brave soldier and an ardent patriot in his
youth, was of an easy and genial temper,
inclined to lake the world as he found it,
and not to insist too much on having it go
in his especial way. After the cause of
Corsican liberty was lost by the success of
the French arms, lie accepted the situation
without regret, and becoming intuuate with
the conquerors, he placed as many of his
family as possible ou the French pension
list. Ilis sons Napoleon and Louis were
given scholarships at Brienne and Autun,
and his eldest daughter, Elise, entered the
royal institution at St. Cyr. While yet in
the prime of life, he died of the same
deadly disease which was to finish Napo
leon's days at St. Helena; and the heroic
mother, her responsibilities becoming still
heavier by this blow, lived for eight years
longer amid the confusion and civil tumult
which had become chronic 111 Corsica; and
then, after the capture of the island by the
English in 1793, she made her escape with
her children to Marseilles, where she lived
several years in great penury.
Clear t . Kitchen.
A famous nobleman once called on
Abcrnethy with reference to an inflamed
eye. His lordship after waiting an hour
for Abcrnethy to get through with a num
ber of charity patients whom he never left
to attend upon the highest nobleman, be
gan the conversation by saying;
"Doctor, I wish you would examine this
eye; I fearsome deadly mischief is at work
"If you wi 1 sit there in my patient's
chair, and let me do the talking, 1 will
soon find out what is the matter with
A few sharp questions and the doctor
concluded the interview with the following
"Your difficulty is not where you think
it is, in your eye, but" —pointing his fin
ger at the patient's enormous stomach —"is
there, in your kitchen. Of course, when
the kitchen is out of order, the garret and
all the other rooms in the house are likely
to be more or less affected. Now all you
need to do is to clear the kitchen and the
garret will require no special purification.
Your lordship must do as the famous Duke
of Wellington did on a well known occa
sion—cut off the supplies and the enemy,
will leave the citadel."
—The day fixed for the Princess
Louise's return to Canada is said to be
the 22d of January.
A Mill Woir* Ravages.
During the month the pcasent s from the
adjoining vilhnges had not collected togeth
er at a fair which was held at the settlement
of BarvcnkofT, district of Izumc, Russia,
anil the male portion of the assembly had
dispersed to tha drinking shops to make
bargains and drink each other's heal'hs,
leaving the women and children in charge
of the carts. Suddenly there resounded
through the square a heartrending shriek
for assistance, and then all was quiet. The
peasants rushed out of the drinking booths
into the street, and before they had time to
collect their thoughts there appeared from
behind a building situated on the edge of
the square, an enormous wolf. Everybody
rushed in great confusion to their carts,
shouting, "Mad wolf!" Meantime the
gigantic wolf, frothing at the mouth and
with his tongue hanging out, made for the
carts. A dreadful tumuli occured. The
horses and oxen dashed in all directions,
hut the majority, getting entangled, fell,
j overturning the carts, while the noise made
i by the pigs, sheep, geese, fowls, etc., added
to the uproar and ronfusion. Tue wolf
when within a short distance of the first
group of carts, turned round, sprang on to
a woman who was running past, and in a
moment she was prostrate on the ground,
having lost her nose, scalp and the lower
part of her face. The wolf then ran furth
er and attacked a small lad of al>out seven
years of age, hut just at that time a pig
rushed at the wolf and hit its tail. The
wolf turned on his assailant, hut not liefore
it had bitten the tioy's face and hand.
Leaving the pig. the wolf ran down the
main street, attacked a woman with a baby,
then two boys about four years of age, und
having bitten their heads through to the
brain, rushed up the street, and after biting
several other persons, turned off upon the
railroad. By this time a large crowd,
headed by the village elder, and armed
with whips, guns, scythes, etc., gave chase
to the terrible animal. They c ame up with
•lie wolf als>ut one mile from the village,
and a peasant, allowing it to approach him
within alout fifteen paces, shot the animal
straight in its open jaw. Notwithstanding
the wound he had received, the wolf sprang
up and attacked the peasant. The latter
did not lose his presence of mind, and struck
the animal with the butt end of his gun,
which shattered at the blow, and the wolf
seized the peasant by the side, but owing
to the man wearing three coats his skin wis |
only scratched. The courageous man then ;
firmly gripped the animal with both hands.
During this struggle between a man and a
mad wolf ihc crowd which had come up j
hesitated through fear to attempt the rescue
of their comrade. Fortunately a local pol
iceman galloped up at this juncture, and
drawing his revolver shot the wolf through
the head. The wolf hart bitten no less
than twenty-two persons, ten of whom are
in a dangerous state. The sufferers were
isolated from the rest of the inhabitants and j
medical aid was at once administered to ;
them. It is reported that the wolf came
from the settlement at Dovgeniktg (situate ;
wIWIV A'lThaWW. Uilli±c Jlunjv'lzo£!L j
buried, but so carelessly that on the follow- I
ing morning his hotly was found scattered
It Wasn't a llon.i-Illaiiket **
She bad brought that spread forty-one
miles over a dirt road, and she was so sure
ol taking the first premium that she brought
her a new back comb and a pair of red
stockings on the strength of It. When the
momentous hour arrived, her spread was
left out in the cold. The woman hadn't
yet recovered from her shock when along
came Andrew Whitcomb, picked up a cor
ner of the spread, and called out.
"Hey, old woman, how much for this
That was too much. The woman
picked up a handy broom-handle and gave
him several first premiums over the head.
Andrew escaped to the street, pulled off
his coat, and he was daring the old lady
an her bedspread to conic on when a
po ceman took him in charge.
-llow mean it was of you to add insult
to injury!" exclaimed his honor as Andrew
kicked the sawdust in front of the desk.
"1 thought it was a boss-blanket—l
really did"' persisted the prisoner.
"1 am afraid you have been drinking."
"Your honor, I cannot tell a lie—yes, I
had been drinking."
"Water—um? Well 1 can't help it. If
water affected you that way it won't
change our prices here a bit. I should
fine you $5."
"i'll pay, of course, but I tell you I
thought that was a boss-blanket!
"Can't help what you thought; hand the
money to the Clerk."
"I'll hand the money to the Clerk, but I
must insist that it was a hoss-blanket! 1
"I don't wan't any more talk. You'd
"I'll go, of course, but if that wasn't a
hoss-blanket, 1 never saw one,"
Tlie I.onirvvity of Icebergs.
Icebergs are subjected to disintegration
in somewhat the same manner as rocks.
Tlicy are full of crevasses, into which the
water formed by melting penetrates; iu
winter this water freezes, and by its ex
pansion all through the glacier a rupture of
the mass ensues. "It is highly probable,'
lie says, "that most of the icebergs afloat
in winter are in such a condition that a
very slight cause is sufficient to make them
burst because of their state of internal ten
sion. Every polar traveller can tell how a
shot, the driving-in of an ice-anchor, or any
other sudden vibration, has brought about
catastrophes; cases have evdh occurred in
which the sound of the voice alone was
sufficient. An iceberg is always an un
pleasant neighbor." So many are the
causes which tend to destroy icebergs that
the author concludes that "no berg exists
which could withstand them more than ten
years, and that commonly the fife of a berg
is much shorter." However this may he,
doubtless the much larger Antarctic bergs
las', very much longer, as must necessarily
occur because of the greater uniformity of
the climate to which they are exposed.
The iceberg into which the Arizona ran re
cently must have been an unusually solid
You meet in this world with false
mirth as often as with false gravity; the
grinning hypocrite is not a more un
common cnaracter than the groaning
one. As much light discourse comes
from a heavy heart as from a hollow
one, and from a full mind as from an
A fiirl find Knar.
About a month ago Miss Alice Corey, of
I New York city, came to visit her uncle, a
i German, who owns a small farm in the
mountains, six miles northwest of Hunter's
Range, Pa. Miss Corey is about sixteen
years old, and her i arents are well to do.
ller uncle has a daughter, c ira, also aged
j alxmt sixteen years. Her father having but
one son, Clara has for years helped to do the
work on the farm, and she has become an
c\'|)ert shot with a rille. She has a mania
for hunting, and frequently goes into the
forest in search of game. A few days ago
Clara invited her cousin to accompany her
on a hunting expedition. They started
from the house shortly after breakfast.
Alice with a double-barrelled gun and
Clara with a rifle. After scouring the
woods for several hours without much suc
cess they visited "Dark Swamp." This
swamp embraces several hundred acres, is
densely wooded, and bears are frequently
seen there. The girls reached the edge of
the swamp at noon, and started into the
thicket They had gone but a short dis
tance when Miss Corey, who was walking
a few j-ards behind her cousin, heard a
cracklin* noise in the bushes a short dis
tance back. Looking around, she saw a
large black bear coming toward her. Clara,
who had frequently encountered the shag
gy monsters, called to her frightened cous
in to come to her. She then drew her rifle
to her shoulder and, taking deliberate aim
at the animal, awaited until it came within
; easy range, and then flred. The bear
uttered a howl of pain, and fell bleeding.
As Clara's rifle was a Single-barrelled one,
the seized the double-barrelled gun from
her cousin, and discharged both barrels at
the infuriated animal, in the hope of killing
it outright. But, with the disappearance
of the smoke from the gun, tae bear was
seen writhing, but not dead. The brave
young woman I hen approached cautiously
to within reaching distance of the wounded
animal, and, taking from a large leather
belt encircling her waist a bone-handled
deer knife, plunged it to the hilt into the
bear's neck. At this moment the dying
monster gave a sudden lunge and fastened
its sharp claws into the girl's skirts, pulling
her down. Her frightened <x>usin ran
about wildly and screamed at the top of
her voice, but as thee was no house within
two miles, her cries were not heard. She
then returned to where Clara was still
struggling with the animal. The bear still
held the girl in bis grasp, but was rapidly
growing weaker. The girl was all the
tune using her knife with good effect. She
dealt the dying animal blow after blow un
til it Anally released its hold and rolled
over dead. Though very much exhausted
and considerably scratched by the bear's
claws. Clara, with the assistance of her
cousin, was soon able to walk. They
marked the spot where the dead bear lay,
and then returned home. Clara's father
and brother drove to the swamp and brought
the bear in, which, when dressed, weighed
040 pounds. The skin is to be sent to a
New York taxidermist to be stuffed, and it
sOUVtftur In ner lertiuie struggle wra ivt
Quails and Pigeons.
There is a physician in San Francisco
who is an iconoclast in the broadest concep
tion of the term. To shatter an idol, a
time honored truism or a popular delusion
gives the gentleman as great a delight as
the discovery of a new and interesting dis
ease. To disprove an accepted article of
faith in religion, political economy or med
icine he has been known to devote weeks or
months of study, and in some instance to
undergo actual suffering and deprivation,
successes alone repaying him for all his
efforts and trouble. He is now engaged in
disproving by actual demonstration the
popular belief that a man cannot eat a
quail a day for thirty consecutive days. A
reporter recently called on the gentleman
to learn how the experiment is progressing.
The reporter found the doctor, who is a
hearty, healthful, rosy-faced Teuton, in his
oflice on Kearney street.
"Well, doctor, how are the quail far
"Not nearly as well as lam, thank you. '
"How did you happen to enter into the
"Well, I was seated at a table with some
friends a few. weeks ago, when the old sub
ject of a quail a day came up for discus
sion. All the gentlemen saving myself
supported the theory. As a matter of
course, wagers were offered that the diet
could not be sustained, and I accepted them.
When 1 disprove a thing I always attempt
to do it thoroughly. I wagered SBOO that
I could cat one quail each day for thirty
days, and after the wager had been ac
cepted proposed to do more. lam to eat
two quail and one pigeon a day for the
"How long have you been engaged in
the task ?"
"This is my fifteenth day."
"What effect has it had upon you V
"None whatever, physically or mentally."
"Tell me about the arrangement of the
"I eat the two quail for lunch at noon,
and the pigeon in the evening, for dinner.
I am allowed to have them cooked in any
manner I please, but thus far have not
changed my first order to the cook. The
quail I have served as a fricassee, the
pigeon I have fried and served with a but
ter gravy. As the men with whom I made
the wager supply the game, I am having a
rather happy time of it. It is nonsense to
suppose that bird-meat should have any
more deleterious effects on a person's phys
ical condition than meat of any other kind.
In point of fact it is less harmful as an
article of regular diet, being lighter and
more easily digested. Why, when I finish
with this wager I will offer to bet SI,OOO
that 1 can continue the diet for thirty days
more. lam confident that, unless I meet
with some accident, I will win my wager."
The doctor certainly does not look like a
man suffering in any degree in mind and
body, yet those who uphold the old theory
say that the critical time does not arrive
until after twenty or twenty-five days are
passed. The result is looked forward to
WHAT could be more intensely Amer
ican than the act of the Yankee who,
on visiting an Italian convent and be
ing shown a lamp which had not been
permitted to go out. in five centuries,
quickly stepped up to it ard blew it
out, with the remark, "Well, I rather
guess it's out now."
—Senator Chandler's estate is valued
—A South Carolina man cut 22,000
shingles from one cypress tree,