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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office in Carman's new building.
JOHN B. LINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Allegheny Street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Northwest corner of Diamond.
YOCUM & HASTINGS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
High Street, opposite First National Bank.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Practices tn all the courts of Centre County.
Bpec al attention to Collections. Consultations
In German or English.
II.BUR F. REEDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
All bus ness promptly attended to. Collection
of claims a speciality.
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JgEAVEK & GEPHART,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court
JQ S. KELLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Consultations In English or German. Office
in Lyon'o Building, Allegheny Street.
JOHN G. LOVE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in the rooms formerly occupied by the
late w. P. Wilson.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Evil thoughts are worse enemies
than lions or tigers ; for we can keep
out of the way of wild beasts, but
bad thoughts win their way every
Anger may be foolish and absurd;
one may be irritated when in the
wrong, but a man never feels out
raged unless in some respect he is fit
the bottom r'.ght.
A man who thinks It foolish to re
ward his wife's devotion with kind
words and caresses is the same ore
who wonders why it is that women
sometimes go wrong.
It is strange how oftm it occurs
that the person who thinks he knows
most about a business is one who has
never been engaged in it.
The surest way to attain success in
life, according to the elder Pitt, is to
be as regular and careful to the books
you read, as of your dinner.
How maiy can adopt the dying
words of Payson as their own living
words, "I long to han 1 a full cun oi
happiness to every human being ?"
Much misconstruction and bitter
ness are spared to him who thinks
naturally upon what he owes toothers,
rather than what he ought to expect
To protect ore's self against the
storms of life, marriage with a good
woman is a harbor in the tempest ;
but with a bad woman it proves a tem
pest in the harbor.
Neglect no woman merely because
she is plain looking; for beauty Is to
woman but what saltpetre is to beef—
it gives it an expearance, but imparts
to it no relish.
As the shadow In early morning, so
is friendship with the wicked; it
d vindles.by hour. But friendship with
tbe good increases like the evening
shadows, till the sun of life sets.
Nothing but frank intercourse with
independent minds, nothing but dis
cussion on equal terms, will keep a
thinker intellectually humble and
conscious of fallibility.
One of the best rules for getting on
easily in the world is to let tbe mind
dweil upon tbe beautiful and good
things of life, and to think as little as
possible of falsehood and wicked
What man believes that he will do;
and if he has no faith to guide his
practice and impel him to action, he
will only drift —and no man drifted
into a good and useful life, certainly
not into salvation.
A woman from her sex and charac
ter, has a claim to many things be
sides shelter, food, and clothing. She
Is not less a woman for being wedded ;
and the man who Is fit to be trusted
with a good wife recollects all which
this implies, and shows himself per
petually c hivalrous, sweet-spoken, con
sivkrate, and deferential.
She ' pillhete §mml
The spring day rose from her altx pi g
In ihe deep, dim caverns of mit.
With the waiting world to be keeping
Her brief and beautiful tryst ;
Put her sweet eyes opened weeping
As the sunshine her pa'o lids kissed,
Aud thus she roso from her sleeping
Iu the caverns of eastern m.st.
The world hath dreamed of the meetiug,
From the tirst of the f.*rthenst \eats ,
But her hand was cold to his greeting.
And her cheeks were bitter witli tears ,
Her voice was the wind repeating
The pain of the heart that hears ;
But the world was glad of the iu eting
To the last of the lingering years.
For forth from her tears eatne flowers,
Aud out of her grief delight.
And the buds swelh d uuder the showers ;
The bio soma, with sandala white.
Climbed up to their forest boweia.
From the I roken seeds and night.
But who could foretell the fl jwera,
Or see in the grief delight.
Various were the comments of the good
people of A —when the sigu of Alfred
Keiih, M. I)., was first nailed upon the
window shutter. The old ladies wondered
if his cures were as infallible as Blink's
Pauacea; the young ones if he was married
or handsome, loved picnics and sleighing
parties; whilst the gentlemen of the village
positively declared that if he was a young
physician, it was presumption to eudeavor
to compete with old Dr. Smith.
Bat das for the interest hanging around
young Alfred Keith! Had he Enveloped
himself in mystery his office would soon
have tilled with patients, but it was quickly
KUOWU that he only came to A in order
to increase, if possible, a very sim 11 in
come ; that he had never prescribed a dozen
times in his life, and thai he was to p)or
and agreeable for mammas with marriage
able daughters to care about cultivating his
But with none did Dr. Keith's voice har
monize so well as with Clara Graham s.
Clara was the belle of the village. Her
father was the richest man, her mother the
proudest lady, and Clara the prettiest and
sauciest girl in the place.
The summer-time sped on gaily aud ru
mor said that the doctor and Clara were
engaged. The white jessamine flowers
over a certain vine-covered piazza at the
side of Mr.Graham's house might have con
tinned the report could they have spoken,
but Mr. Graham was suppled never to
trouble himself with anything less import
ant than money, and his lady was alto
gether too haughty a dame for the curious
to risk the fear of her displeasure by pry
ing questions. Had Clara been asked if
the report was true, she would undoubted
ly have replied "Yes," with such a comical
ly venous face tnat no one would have for a
moment believed her.
Hot that she was ashamed of marrying a
poor man, as Alfred Keith undoubtedly
was; but the sensitive delicacy of the
young girl shrunk from having her love
talked and jested about.
One afternoon a party of village gossips
happened to assemble at Mrs. Jackson's,
where the doctor boarded, and the conver
sation turned upon the visits of a gentleman
to the place, who was supposed to be an
admirer of Clara Graham's.
"They do say he is very rich; but one
can't tell now-a-days whether a man has
money or not; fine feathers make such fine
birds," said old Mrs. Patterson.
" Well, then, he need not be coming to
see Clara Graham; for, take my word for
it, she will never marry a poor man," re
plied Mrs. Jackson, putting the half knit
stocking up towards the window, in the
deep evening twilight, to take up a stuch.
41 1 thought the doctor here had an eye
on her," said another, looking at him and
laughing; " but you cut your wisdom teeth
before you came here, didn't you, doctor!
She would have dismissed you with a smile
and a bow like a queen.'
Alfred Keith laughed, and said there was
no danger of Miss Graham's discarding
him; but at the same time he felt rather
"Could Clara be ashamed of the engage
ment, that she insisted upon its being kept
so quiet?'' asked he, mentally. He had
told her frankly of bis small dependence;
but old Dr. Smith was nearly superanu
ated, and his own practice was increasing
t'aily. Clara had declared herself perfectly
willing to share his small fortune ; but her
lover's pride had often chafed that he must
ask such a tacritice from her. The evening
after the tea-drinking at Mrs. Jackson's,
Clara met Dr. Keith at a party, bhe was
the gayest of the gay, and constantly at
tended by the stranger to whom allusion
had been made the afternoon before.
"What do you think, Clara? Mary Hay
is going to marrv young Abbott," said a
friend by her side.
" Poor Mary! how she is throwing her
self away. Why, be is as poor as a church
mouse; and as to this love in a cottage, it
is more romantic than comfortable," was
the laughing rejoinder.
"I think Mary will be very happy,
though; she is not ambitious, and is accus
tomed to sacrific s. If she loves Mr. Ab
bott, all these petty trials will be light," j
replied her friend.
Clara gave a groan, threw up her hand
and eyes with much earnestness, and said
"Poor little innocent thing! You know
nothing at all about it. How can love ex
ist through the soap-suds of washing-day.
And where is the romance of sweeping
from garret to cellar with a white pocket
handkerchief tied around one's head, or
burning one's hands and arms preserving
time ? Oli no! let me marry a rich man,
who can afford to keep servants for all this.
A poor man, indeed 1 he would be the
death of me."
Careless words, carelessly spoken, but
how bitter the fruits.
Dr. Keith was standing nei r Clara at the
time. The gossip of the afternoon before
had made him suspicious. He feared the
feelings did influence Clara, and that she
had repented her promise to him. He
drew near to her, and said, in a low voice,
" Are you serious, Miss Gi*aham?"
"As a judge!" was the laughing reply.
The annoyance of the lover increased,
and he said with arperity, "If I was en
gaged to a young lady who really enter
tained these sentiments, I sh uld be most
happy for a release."
Clara looked up in surprise, but seeing
how seriously he had taken her trifling, she
answered, as the haughty tiasn mounted to
MIIXHEIM. PA.. THURSDAY, JUNK 16, 1881.
t eck aud brow, " And I should be too
happy to release him."
A moment after she would have given
anything to have been able to recall what
she hail just said in the impulse ot anger,
but it was too late. Dr. Keith had moved
to another part of the room, and the con
versation was soon changed by the party.
In a short time the chafed lover bowed
his adieus, tu his hostess, saying there was
a sick child whom lie must visit that night,
a few hours before he had assu.ed the ilia
tressed mother that it was but a cold ailing
the infant; but now one might judge that
it was threatened with an incipient scarlet
fever. Mrs. Jones' baby received one visit
more that night than it would have done,
had it not have been for Clara Graham's
And how fared it with Clara? She was
unusually gay after her lover's departure,
but one might judge that she expected some
one by the anxiety with which she watched
the opening of the door. The flush which
mounted to her brow died away, leaving
only a bright spot on each cheek, and an
unusual brilliancy in her eyes.
"Why, Miss Graham, are you ill?"
asked the lady of the house, as Clara's hand
touched hers in putting down a vase of
tloweis. it was icy cold, whilst the fever
spot on her face burned hotly.
"1 do not feel well, but a night's sleep
will restore all, 1 hope," said Clara.
But there was no sleep for Clara that
night. She reached home in a fever of an
ger and excitement. She could recognize
uo reason why Dr. Keith should take her
jesting words so seriously. In her indigna
tion she forgot IIDW much reason she had
given lor offense, though unintentionally ;
how seusative a poor man is who loves.
Clara was one of those peculiar natures, the
very depth of whose atfec iou makes them
undemonstrative. She forgot that he did
not know, as well as she, how bravely her
stroug heart would battle out the world's
trials with him by her side.
The night passed iu this coufliet between
resentment and love, and the morning
found her wearied out aud weepiug. After
an hour or two of unrcfresiling sleep, she
arose and hurried through her toilette. But
her haste was unnecessary. The leaves of
her music-books hail been turned; the
plants in the window bad the dead leaves
plucked off, and placed towards the sun ,
one piece of sewing after another was
thrown aside, and still Dr. Keith did not
make his appearance.
Clara felt angry again, A few hours be
fore bad be come she would frankly have
acknowledged her thoughtlessness; but
now, at the ring of the door-bell, the old
haughty spirit roe up as she thought, "lie
has been giving me time to repent, I sup
pose and her manner chilled to iciness.
Although she knew the voice aud step
perfectly well, Clara sat unmoved in her
room till the servant announced Dr. Keith.
She arose with the most imperturable
calmness, and bushed off the snips of
zephyr-worsted which clung to her dress,
as if to her own heart she would not ac
knowledge her excited feelings.
When Clara entered the parlor ber lover
was standing looking out of the window,
with his back to the door. Whether it was
that her light footstep was unheard, or that
he was determined that she should speak
first, Clara could not determine. For the
moment her impulse was to go up aud
place her hand on his shoulder, but pride
for bade her, so she only said, coldly.
"Good morning, Dr. Keith.
Clara drew up her tall figure, then took
her seat, and carelessly turned over the sofa
cushion against which she was leaning.
"Will you be seated Sir,?"
"Thank you, no. 1 called, Miss Graham,
to release you from an engagement, which
by your own avowal, was iritsome to yor.
It is not so great a curse, after all, this
being poor; one finds out so soou how little
suca a pretty thing as a heart is worth,''
Clara sat with her eyes fixed unquailiug
ly on his face; and except that at this last
taunt the bright spot sprung to her cheek,
and the lines of her flexible mouth grew
wonderfully rigid, she gave no siiru of the
death throes in her'heart.
"You will remember, if you please, sir,
that I have before said 1 should be most
happy to be released. 1 see no chance of
happiness in our unionand she arose and
bowed haughtily to her lover.
lie had hoped that when he went in
Clara would have made some apology, but
now that was all over; so coldly bidding
her good morning, he departed.
And Clara, poor Clara! she was not one
to give way to violent weening; but sli"
threw herself on the sofa, buried her head
iu the cushions, and after one deep groan
lay like one dead. A long time after she
arose and went up-stairs; but to both din
ner and tea she excused herself on tne plea
of a severe headache. When her mother
stopped in her room before retiring that
night, she was alarmed at Clara's appear
ance, and sent for Dr. Smith who pro
nounced her daugerously ill.
Day after day she lingered in a violent
fever; and when she rose from her sick
bed ber mother asked no questions as to
the absence of Dr. Keith, for she had
gained intelligence enough, not from
Clara's ravings, but from the heart-broken
voice and look of ber sick child.
Years have passed, and Dr, Keith, the
bachelor, is a rich man in the village; and
the once gay proud Clara is Ciara Graham
FJ.II of a Church Tower.
A fortnight ago half of the tower of the
cathedral church of St. John, Chester,
England, fell with a crash of masonry and
clangor of bells. The tower rose to a
height of 150 feet, and was a landmark for
the surrounding country. An immense
crack, which extended from the summit to
the base for years past, had, after the rigor*
of the past winter, opened more widely,
and the whole tower had given such signs
of insecurity tnat the authorities of the
church had taken steps to repair it. These
precautions came too late, however, for on
the north side the tower was evidently
giving way, aud was pronounced unsafe
by the builder engaged on the work. The
church itself, aud the abbey adjoining,
date from Saxon times, aud the tower,
built of the red sandstone of the district,
in the early English style of architecture,
was one of its most beautiful features. In
the tower was a peal of eight bells, the
most melodious in the city, and five of
these lie buried in the ruins, while the
other three are suspended in the belfry by
the most slender support. The body of
the church has not suffered, except to a
slight extent, the tower being isolated from
it. lhe most serious loss is the destruc
tion of a massive and beautiful early Eng
lish porch and gateway.
Ilio IVTiuaylvimln llullroud,
"The Pennsylvania railroad," says Post
master-General James, "has always shown
more public spirit in its connection with
the government than any of the great trunk
lints I don't know that 1 ought to say
that, 'he reflected, "because 1 may not
have bad the same demands to make upon
any of the other lines; but the Pennsylva
nia railroad won tuy heart when it assisted
us in the Australian mail service on at least
"The flrst was when the Cunard steamer
Ahysiuia was going to sail from New York
a* 7 o'clock in the morning, and the Aus
tralian mail was not due at Jersey City till
7'39. 1 went to Francklyn, the agent of
the steamship line, and asked him to hold
the steamer, lie said ii was impossible,
because he must cross the bar before 8
o'clock. 'Well,' said I, 'can't you wait
outside?' 'lt might storm,' said he, 'and
I could not promise it.'
Now, the government of New South
Wales had just extended a subsidy to the
Pacific Mail Steamship company to carry
the mail from Sydney to San Francisco,
while the British government, jealous of
our maritime company, had subsidized the
Peninsula and Oriental Steamship company,
which takes the mail through the Red Sea
anil the Suez Canal. 1 desired that our
steamships should beat the British steam
ships in getting that mail to London.
"I went up into the office of the Piesi
dent of the Un ted Ra lroad company, Mr.
Dennis, and stated my case. Said he:
'Col. Thomas A. Scott is at this moment
in his office, and we will telegraph him.'
So he telegraphed that the postmaster of
New York was there. 'What does the
postmaster of New York want?' said Col.
" 'Cannot you hurry up the Pacific ex
press, and get into Jel soy City before 7
o'clock, so we can get out the Australian
mail ?' 'What lime does the Australian
mail arrive?' answered Sgolt. 'Certainly
at 7 o'clock.' 'Then,'came the reply, 'the
Pacific express will be in the Jersey City
depot at f1;30.' I gave myself no moie
concern on the question, and uext morning
at 0 o'clock the train came driving in, aud
we got off the Australian mail, put it on
the Abysinia, aud beat uie Oriental mail
service to Loudon three dfciys.
"On another occasion flhey delivered the
mail for us at extra time over the whole
length of the Pennsylvania railroad, and
we had a tug ready at tUe end of the slip
which we fastened to the end of the steam
er as she was slowly going down the bay,
and we got tbe mail matter on board, aud
would bave beat tbe Reitf ea line twenty
four hours, b; I tbe British post office
would not bold tbe mail train at Queens
town fifteen minutes. Vf e had signalled
llieni to wait, that we Hiad, the colonial
mail, and they just went Off fifteen minutes
ahead, aud lett our mall Blatter there
Many of our farmer 'friervl* in the state
will doubtless build new bouses this year,
and to such we will throw out a few prac
tical hints for them to consider:
Build with tne intention of making a
permanent home for yourself and jour
child after you. Do not build a home for
some one else to occupy ; therefore have it
dtted to your own wants.
11a iug decided to build, first consider
what rooms you want, and then estimate
your means for providing them. Don't
mortgage the farm for the sake of living in
a new house.
Build thorough. Commence at the bot
tom with a good foundation or celiat-wall,
as this is a matter of first importance. It
will be cheaper in the end and give more
satisfaction to build of good substantial
materials, and in a thorough manner, than
to build of cheap stuff by the job.
The number ol rooms each one must
decide for himself—some will want more,
others less, but see to it —aud if you feel
yourself untitled lor the task, consult one
experienced in building—that they are well
arranged. The rooms most in use, kitchen,
living-room and dining-room, should have
precedence over those only usid occasiou
Bo arrange the rooms that the cellar and
chamber can troth be reached from the kit
chen, even if you have, what every oue
should have, si airs in the front entry. We
have seen houses in which the only en
trance to the cellar from in doors was under
the front stairs, twenty or thirty feet from
By all means make provision for enter
ing the cellar from out-of-c'o >rs, for the pur
pose of carrying in and removing barrels,
or unvthing else.
If possible, the partitions of the first story
should be directly under those of the upper
story, for the purpose of securing solidity
and firmness to the entire structure.
lveep the House well painted inside as
well as out. In all cases wo would advise
the erection of two-story houses. The ex
tra expense over an ordinary etory-and-a
half house, is very trifling ; aud the better
accommodations of the second story,) espe
cially is, as is generally the case, they are
used as sleeping-rooms, will more than
compensate for the additional expense.
in thn Can
Many persons, espeeially ladies, are great
sufferers from that form of nausea aud
headache known as "ear sickness.'' A
journey by rail has for them all tne dis
comfort ami suffering that an ocean voyage
has to a majority ol travelers. The effects
of the motion of the car range from a mild
disturbance of the stomach aud an accom
panying headache to "deathly sickness,'
with intense nausea and complete prostra
tion, according to the condition and sensi
tiveness of the victim. In the lightest
form the sensation is sufficiently unpleasant
to make travel by rail thoroughly dis
agreeable ; in its worst, and by no meai s
uncommon type, it invests this necessarj
and convenient method of journeying wrh
dread and despair. A simple aud harmless
preventive of car sickness has recentlj
come to the knowledge of the writer, un
der circumstances that leave no doubt ol
its efficacy with some persons; and if tin
device will work equally well in other
cases, a knowledge of it ought certainly to
be spread abroad. It is at least worth a
trial of all who suffers inconvenience in
traveling. A lady who had occasion to
take a short trip on the Lowell road —and
sue never travels by rail for pleasure—was,
ai is usual with her, as throughly sick
as ever a lands.nau Uon the 'heaving deep,'
by the time she had ridden a dozen miles.
The conductor of the palace car who wasap
parently very familiar with such cases,
told the sufferer's companion that a sheet of
writing paper, worn uext to the person,
directly over the chest, was a sure preven
tive of the trouble iu nine cases out of ten.
lie had recommended it to hundreds of
travelers, and rarely knew it to fail. The
prescription seemed very much like a
"charm" — a horse chestnut carried in the
pocket to ward off rheumutism, or a red
string around the neck to prevent bleeding
at the nose. But it was simple, and could
at lean do no harm. For the return trip, a
sheet of common writing note paper was
fastened inside the clothing, as directed.
Result—a perfectly comfoitable journey,
without a hint of the old sickness Hi it had
for years made travel by rail a terror. It
was B) like a superstition, or a happy acci
dent, however, that the lady would not ac
cept it as real until subjected to a more
severe test. This came iu a day journey to
New York, and that hardest trial of all—a
night trip in an "alleged" sleeping car.
Both were taken in triumph. The "charm"
worked. And the lady writes: "The day
jouruey WHS a perpetual wonder and de
light to me. 1 could sit up aud read, aud
look al the landscape through whicn we
wirled, and act as other people do. And
still 1 didn't feel reudy to confess to a cure
until I had tried the sleeping car, which
has always been a horror to in". But even
here the 'bp.ilf worked. I ate a hearty
supper m ihe dining car —aud kept it 1
blept soundly all night,got up as comforta
ble, and dressed with as level a head aud
as steady a baud as though 1 had been iu
my own room. Read until breakfast time
—a thing I had never before done on the
cars—ana 1 was hungry for my morning
meal. It is really wonderful, almost too
good to be real. For the tirst time iu my
life I have experienced the pleasure of
traveling. 1 wish that conductor to be
specially thanked. 1 wish also that
I knew his name. I would like to call
the Lord's particular utleniion to C:ise,
and don't waul to make any mistake and
have the. blcsdug descend upon the wrong
mau." If this should meet the eye ot the
ollicial iu question, will he please consider
himself thanked? To the scientific guessers is
left the explanation of this peculiar potency
of a sheet of paper. Aud. as a further possi
ble contribution to the welfare of qualmish
travelers, it is suggested whether the
charm would not work equally well in pre
veutiug sea-sickness. The experiment is
certainly worth tryiug.
••Nunc cro Tunc.**
In the early davs ol California history,
Judge B. was the Judge of the First
lnsiauce in the town of Santa Cruz. The
judge, like many old Califomians, was
fond of hot whiskey at night; and would
at times, with a circle of cougenial friends.
Keep watch until morning; in consequence
of which his brain would be slightly
muddled when he went on the bench. On
one occasion, after a nigh ot deep potations,
a Spaniard was brought before hiiu to be
tried for horse stealing— a crime punishable
at that time by death. The judge, but a
short time previous, ha 1 a valuable horse
stolen from his stables. The defendant
was a liard-feaiu ed, wretched specimen of
ihe genius greabcr; aud when the judge
heard the indictment read, he took one
unsteady but searching look at him, aud
said: "J. 8., stand up! I believe you
are the scoundrel wk • st 1 m/ horse.
The seuteuce of this court is, that you be
hanged by the neck until you are dead—
"But, your honor," says the District
A'torney, "the man lias not been tried."
The judge sternly said. "Sit down, sir;
this court knows its business, and don't
want auv of your impertinence. Mr.
Sheriff, see tie judgment executed im
mediately. This court stands adjourned."
Tiie officers of the court and spectators
were astounded, but they knew the temper
of the old man too well to trifle with him
in h ; 8 present condition, so nothing could
be done but to reuiaud the prisoner to jail,
until the judge should sober up.
After the adjournment, the officers of the
court determined among themselves to
have the judgment, duly entered up by the
cierk, and that the sheriff make a return
that lie had executed the defendant. Next
morning the judge went on the beuch
sober, and glanciug over the caleudar,
called the cise of the People v. J. B. The
.-.heriff replied. "Your houor, the man
lias been hung."
"llung!" replied the judge, "how is
that ? there has been no trial yet."
"No, your houor," replied the clerk,
" but your houor yesterday waved the trial
aud sentenced the defendant, and peremp
torily ordered the sheriff to immediately
carry the sentence of the court into execu
tion; aud it was doue.''
*'Umpli!" says the judge, "nevermind
—let the trial proceded nunc pro tunc ;
all orders and judgments of the courts must
be justified by due and legal proceedings
Tue judge was in ea-nest, the joke was
ended, and nothing remained but to bring
iu the prisoner for triai. It need nol bt
said that the sentence of the court was
justified; aud that shortly after there was
one less horse-thief iu that part of tin.
Fresu Hater Sprliur In tlie Atlantic,
One of the most remarkable displays ol
nature may be seuu on the Atlantic coast,
eighteen miles south o* St. Augustine Oil
Matan/.as Inlet and three miles from shore,
a mammoth fresh-water spring gurgles up
from the depth of the ocean with such force
and volume as to attract the attention ol
all who come in its immediate vicinity.
This fountain is large, bold aud turbulent.
It is noticeable to fishermen and others pas
sing in small boats along near the shore.
For many years this wonderful aud mys
terious freak of nature has been known to
the people of St. Augustine aud those living
along the shore, and some of the supersti
lious ones have been taught to regard it
with a kind of reverential awe, or hoi)
horror, as the abode of supernatural inliu
ences. When the waters of the ocean in
its vicinity are otherwise calm aud tranquil
tue upheaving and troubled appearauce ol
the water shows unmistakable evidences
of internal commotions. An area of aboul
half an acre shows this troubled appear
ance—something similar to the boiling of a
washerwoman's kettle. Six or eight years
ago Commodore Hitchcock of the United
States Coast Survey, was passing this place
and his attention was directed to the springs
by the uphyavings of the water, wliicL
threw his ship lro.n her course as she en
tered the spring. His curiosity becoming
excited by this cireuuistance,he set to worl
to examine the surroundings, and found si>
fathoms of water everywhere in the vicini
ty, while the spnug itself was almost
I.SMUH LU Love Making,
Don't love too many at once.
Don't do your spooning iu public.
Give your little brother titfy, aud get
him to bed liefore your chap calls.
Recollect that a wedding-ring on your
finger is worth a good many of them in
Try to find out by some means whether
your intended knows how to earn a decent
living for two.
Be reasonable; don't expect a man work
ing for $8 a week to furnish you with re
served seats at the opera every other
Don't be afraid to show the man of your
choice that you love him —provided, of
course, he loves you. Love is a double
sided sort of concern, aud both have a part
Don't try to bring too many suitors to
your feet. '1 hey have feet as well as you
have, and you may see one pair of feet
v.alking off from vou some day you would
be very glad to call back.
Keep your temper, if you expect your
other-balf-iu-law to keep his. If he doesn't
suit you, give him the ticket-of-leave. 11
he docs not suit you, dou't expect him to
put up with your humois.
Deal carefully with bashful lovers; lead
them gradually to the poiut (of proposal,
of course), but don't let them suspect what
you are at, or they might faint on your
hands, or go crazy on the spot.
It is said lovers' quarrels always end
with kisses. This is partly true; but if
you are uot careful those little spats you
indulge iu may end iu the kisses you covet
being given to some other girl I
If it is possible, try to su;t your sisters,
co isins, aunts, grandfathers, neighbors,
Iriends aud aequam'ances wheu you hap
pen to fall In love. If you can't suit them
all, don't worry, for the thing has never
been done yet.
If you Ure powder, don't give yourself
away. For instance, it would be well to
spread a liandkerchief over the shoulder o!
his broadcloth liefore you lean thereon. He
will be too green, depend on it, to suspect
the reason, if his mustache happens to
look a little powdery, there are several
ways in which it could be brushed off.
Dou'i imagine that a Liu.-band can live
as lover does —on kisses and moonlight,
tie will come home to his meals hungry as
a bear,and any little knowledge of cookery
ou can pick up duriug courtship is aboul
the best provision you can make for future
Uemenilter that nature has put every
man under the necessity of having a
mother, and thst the latter is not in any
way to blame it sLe is regarded as the bit
ter part of a sugar coated matrimonial
pill. If you feel in duty bound to be her
sworn enemy, postpone this duty till you
know something about her.
Don't seek advice in love-affairs from
an old maid who has been crossed in love,
a bachelor who has been jilted, a woman
#ho married her husband's pocket-look,
or a man who happens to be henpecked.
Don't confide in your girl frieuds; to keep
a secret in a love-affair would kill them.
Don't consult your minister; he'll liave the
marriage-fee in view. 11 you go to youi
family physician, he will say your liver is
affected in place of your heart. If yot
must get instructions from somebody, why
not ask your mother how she used to man
age things with your father? True lovi
didn't run any smoother in old times thai,
it does to day, ami, since she knows ho*
it is ..erself, we can't think, just now, ol
any better way to advise you.
The art of renewing books is a most
delicate one, and employs all the skill ol
experienced workmen. When used in a
legitimate way, to preserve and enrich
some valuable trerrure-trove discoved in a
lattered condition, a skillful workman ap
plies with tender care a bituminous solvent
to its ragged edges, and literally incorpo
rates—by a paper making process—each
mouldering page into a broad leaf of fint
strong paper. This is termed "enlarging,''
and is a lofty department in the art ol
binding. Then the once ragged fragment
goes through the process of binding in
Russia or calf, gilding, tooling, marbling,
and takes its place as the pride of the book
shelf. W ben part of the Cot torn an Library
wis burned in 1731, some valuable manu
scripts were by the influence of the firt
orawn into almost a soiid ball. Some ol
those rescued were given over to the en
-1 irger and may be considered the brightest
trinmphß of the art. They may now be
sen at the British Museum. But there
are other processes of reuewing which are
rearcely so honorable namely the manuiac
tu:e ot rare or early editions of old authors.
This is done by staining tLe paper imita
ting closely the decorate I capitals, and
reprinting accurately all deed-. The pro
duction of first foiios of SUakespe. re has
been a profit ible piece o! busines . Paris
is the center of the renewing trade though
it is also piacticed to a small extent in Eug
land- Apropos of renewing, mrfhy collec
tors scorn its aid, and will only purchase
imperfect copies At a large book sale,
where many mutilated volumes had sold
very well, one lot found very languid bid
ders on which the auttonier exclaimed:
'Only £3O offered for this valuable boon
gentlemen, a most curious book, and qmte
imperfect." At auotber auction, at the
beginu ng of the century, an original edition
of Boccaccio, printed in Venice, and ol
which there were only known to be two
copies in existence, was sold for £220; an,,
a Didot Horace brought £l-10.
Imperfect Ey**a anion ; School Children.
Three years ago the Philadelphia Medical
Society appointed a committee to iuvesti
gate the condition of the eyes of the
children in the city schools. The report
of the committee was read by tl:e chair
man, Dr. Hisley, at a recent meeting o' the
society. T.ie committee had examined
about 2,0' 0 pairs of eyes. The condition
of those examined, Dr. Rifle y' said, had
proved better than had been expec:ed by r
tho committee. The cases of impaired
sight ranged from 25 per c2nt. among the
smaller children to 40 per cent, among the
older scholars. The average of diseased
eyes ranged correspondingly from 30 to 60
per cent. The instances where ary blame
attached to the Board of Education or their
sectional boards for want of care for the
eyes of the children were only two, one of
which was the case ol the primary practic
ing class in the Norma) School. The room
is lighted by one large western w.ndow,
which, owing to the position of tfie desks
and the master's table, the children are
obliged to face.
A Bee Story.
1 had an improved back yard. I wtnt
through a seed store and bought a sample
of everything that would grow in this cli
mate. The result was a perfect tangle of
flowers and things,from the overgrown sun
llo wer to a for-get-ine-not. Mrs. Bricktop
is very proud of our garden,and while gush
ing over it the other morning, a happy
thought worked its way under her back
hair : "What a delightful thing it would
be to hare a hive of bees, and raise our
own honey, as well as everything else I''
I have thought that woman inspired ever
since she convinced me that I couldn't do
better than marry her This was an origi
nal, bold idea; a happy thought. I prom
ised her a hive of bees, and went to busi
ness with a lighter heart, and firmer belief
in the genuineness of home comfoits and
I bought a hive of honey bees and biought
it home with me that very night. It was
one of those patent hydrostatic, back-action
hives, in which the bees have peculiar ac
commodations and all the modern improve
ments. It was a nice little hive, none of
your old-fashioned barn-sized affairs. It
even had windows in it, so that the bees
could look out and see what was goiDg on,
and enjoy themselves. Both myself and
Mrs. B. were delighted; and before dark
I arranged the stand for the hive in th*
garden, and opened the bay windows so
that the bees could take an early start and
get to business by sunrise next morning.
Mrs. B. called me honey several times
during the evening, and such sweet dreams
as we had!
We intended to be up early next morn
ing to see liew our little birds tooa to our
flowers; but a good half hour before we
probably should have done so we were
awakened by the unearthly yells of a cat.
Mrs. B. leaped from her downy couch, ex
claiming, ' what can be the matter with
our yell.>w Billy?" The yells of anguish
convinced us that something more than ordi
nary w as the the matter wiin him,and so we
hurried into our toilets We rushed into
our backyard, and oh, what a sight met
our astonished gaze 1 The sight consisted
of a yellow cat that appeared to be doing
its best to make a pin-wheel of itself. He
was rolling over and over in the grass, anon
darling through the bushes and foliage,
standing on his head, and then trying to drive
his tail into the ground, and all the while
keeping up the most confounded howling
that was ever heard
1 'That cat is mad,' 1 stud Mrs. B. af
"Why shouldn't he be? the bees are
stinging him," said I, comprehending the
trouble. Mrs. B. flew to the rescue of her
cat, and the cat flew id her. So did the
bees. One of them drove his drill into her
nose, auother vaccinated her on the chin,
while another began to lay out his work
near her eye. Then she howled, and be
gan to act almost as bad the cat. It was
quite an animated scene. She cried mur
der, and the neighbors looked out from
their back windows and cried out for the
police, and asked where the fire was. This
being a trifle too mucb. 1 threw a towel
over my hdacPand rushed to her rescue. In
doing so, I ran over and knocked her down,
trod upon the cat, and made matters no
better. Mrs. B. is no child on a wrestle,
and she soon had me Ukder her,and was ten
lerly stamping down the garden-walk with,
my head using my ears for handles. Then I
yelled, and some of ihe bees came to her
assistance, and stung Die all over the face.
In the meantime the neighbors were
thouting, and getting awfully excited over
the show while our servant, supposing us
fighting, opened the basement door and
admitted a policeman, who at once pro
ceeded to go between man and wife. The
bees hadn't got at Mrs. Bs tongue yet, aud
she proceeded to show the policemau
that I had abused her in the most shameful
manner aud that I had bought a hive of bees
on purpose to torment here into the grave.
I tried to explain; but just then a bee
stung the oflicer on the nose, and he under
stood it all in less than a minute. He got
mad and actuary lost his temper. He
rubbed bis nose and did some official cus
sing. But as this didn't help matters any,
he drew his club and proceeded to demol
ish that patent bee-hive. The bees failed
to recognize bis badge of office, and just
swarmed on him. They stung wherever
he had no clothing, and in some places
where fie did have it. Then he howled
and commenced acting after the manner of
the cat and its mistress. He rolled on the
ground for a moment and then got up aud
made for the street, shouting "fire." Then
the bees turned to the people who had
climbed upon the fence to see the fun.
Then they had some fun. Windows went
down, and some of the neighbors acted as
though a 20 inch shell was about to explode.
By this time a fire-engine arrived, and a
line of hose was taken though the house
into the back yard. One of the hosemen
asked where the fire was; but just then
one of the bees bit him behind the ear, and
he knew. They turned a stream upon that
half-wrecked bee-hive aud began to "play
away" with one hand and fight bees with
the other. But the water had the desired
effect, and those bees were soon amongst
the things that were. A terrible crowd had
gathered in the mean time in front of the
house, but a large portion of it followed the
flying policeman, who was rubbing his af
fected parts, and makiEg tracks for the
station house and a surgeon.
This little adventure somehow dampened
our enthusiasm regarding the delight of
making our own honey. During the next
week we wore milk and water poultices
pretty ardently, but not a word was said
about honey; and now Mrs. B. has gone to
stay a week with her motoer, leaving me
and the convalescent cat and the tickled
neighbors to enjoy our own felicity.
Slieep That Travel.
Traveling sheep are another of the insti
tutions of the colony in Southern Austra
lia. In a pastoral country like this theie
must of necessity always be numbers of
"stock" changing hands; thus, sheep and
cattle may be met almost eve ry day pass
ing from one station to another. By law,
sheep are compelled to travel six miles per
day; cattle nine miles; and horses twenty.
Sheep are often met with traveling for
"feed" that is, owners thereof, having
over stocked their runs, find the grass
failing; so they send a large mob of sheep
off to some imaginary buyer, some hun
dreds of miles off, choosing of course the
route by which they will pick up most
grass. After sauntering along for a month
or two, perhaps the ram lias come; and
there being now plenty of grass, the sheep
are brought home by a roundabout way.