Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, August 17, 1882, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    VOL. LVI.
Fashionable Barber,
Next Door to JOURNAL Store,
Good Sample Room on First Floor.
SVTTM BUM to SOD from all Trains. Special
rate* to wltueatee and Jurors. 44
(Most Central Hotel In tbe CitjJ
Corner MAIN and JAY Streets,
Look Have*, Fa.
S. WOODS CI L WELL, Proprietor.
Good Sample Rooms for Commercial
Travelers on first floor.
Physician and Surgeon,
Office la 2<l story of Tomliasoa's Gro
cery Store,
Shop next door to Foote's Store, Main St,
Boots, Shoos and Gaiters made to order, and sat
isfactory work gnaramead. Repairing done prompt
ly and cheaply, and in a neat style.
8. R. FKAI K. H. A. MCKKK.
Office opposite Court House, Bellefonte, Pa.
C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower.
Office in German's new building.
Qffioe on Allegheny street.
Northwest corner of Diamond.
Orphans Court business a Specialty.
Praotteoe in all the oonrta of Centre County.
Bpecal attention to Collections Oonaoltationa
in German or English*
J. A. Beaver. J W. Gephart.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High.
Consultations In English or German. Office
la Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street.
" 7kr*AßTDfea W. iiuunT
Office on Allegheny street, two doors east of the
oftee occupied by the late firm of yo*"-* A Hast
Many an honest man stands in need
of help that has not the courage to ask
Trivate credit is wealth; public honor
is security. The father that adorns the
royal bird supports its flight; strip him
of his plumage aud you piu him to the
Site Ptilletii SmtrmvL
Prion,l, if to me wheu Spring-time died,
\\ as given no glorious Suiuiuer-tMo,
If never happy May
Succeeded April's shower and sun,
And, If, when lluelell time was done,
No roses lit my way:
It evermore my heart doth miss
A joy for OHO, love's crowning l>lm,
1 know the lesson mount;
If wanting stars o( earthly love,
1 know one brighter shines above,
My friend, I am content;
During the summer of 187— a merry
party, ten of us in all, en in pod out in
the Adirondack wilderness. There were
three guides— l mention the guides
tiit# because they are the most impor
tant members of a camping party—two
gentlemen, two children, two ladies, the
children's old maiden aunt, myself and
au English nurse to lqjlp take care of
the little ones.
We had pitched our tents in the grand
old Adirondack forest on the shore of a
l>eautiful lake in the heart of the 4 'North
Woods," and for ten days had had the
jolliest time imaginable.
At last we were getting out of venison
and the gentlemen proposed a night
hunt for de^r.
On former occasions they had always
left a guide to guard the camp, but
knowing that deer were scarce, we
thought the more men in the party, the
more likely they would briug home a
tine, fat buck. So we protested agamst
being left in charge of a guide, and after
talking it over a while the gentlemen
finally agreed to take all the guides
with thenf, and just before dusk start
ed for a pond some miles distant from
We watched the boats until they pass
ed out of sight, and then strolled about
the shore until it was dark.
Then drawing near the tents we sat
down on some logs around the camp
fire, Touching a match to a huge pile of
brush hard by we sat gaziug upon the
flames as they leaped upward, roaring
and cracking, and filling the forest with
a cheerful glow.
Every one, we suppose, knows that be
ing eourageous in broad daylight is one
thing, and being courageous in the dark
is another. We had been as bruve as
lions before sunset, but I think the
feeling that we were alone in this im
mense forest miles and miles from a
hunter's tent made us feel a little uer
vous, for I noticed that we started at
every rustling of the bushes, looking up
anxiously if the wind gently stirred the
branches overhead, and the English
nurse jumped at least a foot as a loou
sent forth his wild, mocking cry.
Was that a panther, eh?" she asked
in a frightened whisper.
"O, no indeed," replied the children's
aunt, and yet the feeble attempt at a
laugh ended in a little shiver, and I si.w
her glauce quickly over her shoulder in
in a scared sort of way.
Piling several logs of wood on the fire
to make it last as long as possible, we
withdrew to our large sleeping tent.
The English nurse headed the proces
sion with an old rusty hunting-knife she
had found among the cooking utensils.
Rob. the youngest boy, lugged a bro
ken oar into the tent, while aunt brought
up the rear with a tin pan aud pudding
"i have often read that any loud noiso
will serve to frighten away wild beasts,
she whispered to me, "and I though
these might be handy to have with us."
After securely fastening the canvas
flaps at the entrance of the tent, we
lay down on our beds of hemlock boughs,
but we didn't seem to be very sleepy;
in fact we were to nervous too sleep at
once. I was just dropping into a doze
when 1 heard a sound in the distance—
a kind of probnged howl.
I raised my head to listen— BO did
"What was that?" she whispered.
"O, nothing but another loon," I an
swered, as calmly as I could, but I
knew very well it was not a loon.
For a few moments all was still'
Again the same unearthly sound broke
the stillness of the night. This time it
seemed nearer—a long dismal howL
The children's aunt rose to a sitting
posture. The English nurse asked in
a frightened whisper, "Indians, eh?"
Panther, eh?"
"Nonsense," returned I. "There are
no pan hers here, and as for Indians,
there isn't a red man within a thousand
miles." Here I stopped. My hair was
braided down my back in a Chinese
pig- tail, aud it seemed to rise straight
in the air as a gust of wind brought to
our ears a third howl, followed by k a
chorus of unearthly yelps.
We sprang to our feet. I felt some
one pulling at my dress and heard
Rob's voice—the oldest boy was fast
asleep: "What is it, auntie? is it—is it
awo f?" Then I knew that his eyes
were as big as butter-plates.
"Whatever it is it sha 1 not hurt you,
dear," said I, putting one hand on his
shoulder, and feeling with the other for
the rifle which one of the gentlemen had
placed in a corner of the tent that very
"Aunt, where is the rifle?"
And aunt, who had a horror of fire
arms, confessed that 4 'only a few mo
incuts before slio had carried it out of
the tent and laid it down in the bushes
with the butt end toward the camp.
"But it wasn't loaded," I replied an
"Well, dear, rifles go off sometimes
when they ain't loaded," she answered.
I knew by this that aunt was very
very nervous or she never would have
made such a foolish speech. "Our last
hope is gone then," 1 said with a groan.
"Now keep still; not a word for your
lives! Perhaps the wolves may go 111
another direction, they may be chasing
a deer."
The moment I said "wolves" the En
glish nurse fainted. "Let her alone 4 "
said aunt. 4 4 lf you bring her to her
senses she will faint again. I am sure
if I have got to be eaten by wolves I
had rather faint too, then I shouldn't
know anything about it." '
"Hush! Listen!"
We held our breath. This is what we
heard; A howl or two, a crackling and
rustling of twigs, the noise of long leaps
hrough the underbiuli, and then, oh,
horror! the sound ot animals rushing
tmadiy around the tents. The chil
dren's aunt had been peeping through
a small hole in one side of the tent.
"Look! for mercy's sake, look!" she
I put my eyes close te the rent and
there, rushing wildly al>out, were four
great, lean, shaggy brutes! By the light
of the cauip tire I could see their glit
t ring eyes, red tongues and sharp
white teeth.
I drew back in horror. "Try the tin
pan," said I.
Rib beat a lively tattoo with the pud
ding stick. For a moment the patter of
paws ceased, only to l>ogin -again more
madly than before.
"O, dear!" moaued aunt in despair.
"Any decent wolf would have been
afraid of a camp tire, to say nothing of
such a racket as this. '
She seized the oar and put herself in
a war-like attitude.
Just then one of the creatures outside
brushed against the tent, while another
ran snifl'ing alout and even ventured
his nose under the canvas llaps.
"Something must be done," ex
claimed a int with the air of one re
solved "to do or die." "I have often
read that a wild beast will quail before
the steady gaze of the human eye.
"Then she drewJjerself up looking the
picture of a veritable Lady Macl>etk.
"The trouble is, I cau't look in four
pairs of eyes at once."
"And while you were s'aring at one
wolf the others would eat you up," I
"Young woman, this is no time for
jesting," said aunt, solemnly. "Heaven
knows what will become of us."
At this lustant it hashed before my
mind that there was something familiar
in the sound of the howling outside. I
took another look through the little
loophole, then whistled softly. Drop
ping the hunting knife I had been brand
ishing and running to the entrance I
began untying the canvas flaps.
"Aunt," said I, "listen ! Do you hear?
Those are not wolves, they are dogs ;
I am sure of it."
In another moment four great, tawny
bounds were leaping about me, putting
their paws on my shoulders, nearly
knocking me down in their attempt to
express their joy.
I led the way to the tent where our
supplies were stored, and throwing
them some food knew from the greedy
way in which thev eiezed it that they
had been off on a long trail, It often
happens that hunting dogs get lost
wliile on the scent of an animal. In
such cases they always make their way
to the nearest camp. After the houuds
had satisfied their hunger they fol
lowed me to the sleeping tent.
I found the children's aunt and the
English nurse pale but calm, with the
happy Rob betweeu them. We left the
teui flaps open and the cheery firelight
shone inside the camp ; the largest dog
stretched himself before the entrauce
as If to say : "I'm going to keep watch
here to-night," while the others took
their places by the children's beds.
Then we fell asleep, safe, indeed, under
the watchful care of our new-found
A Close Relation.
There was a disagreeable scene last
night over at the Palmer mansion, be
tween Colonel Floyd Palmer and his son
William, Bill Palmer is an Austin boy of
the most modern type, wno always tells
his parents just what he thinks aliout
them, regardless of their feelings. Hot
long since, he wanted to celebrate his
birthday with some of his youthful com
panions, so he applied to his father for an
adequate appropriation. Colonel Palmer,
who is a close relation of William, being
his penurious father, responded with a
quarter of a dollar, which bore about the
same proportion to the need and expecta
tions of Bill as did Galveston's Congress
ional appropriation to the'one she applied
Billy looked at the quarter, sneered at
it, and finally said to the author of his ex
"That's a mighty slim appropriation to
celebrate the thirteenth birthday of an
Austin boy on, but still 1 don't reproach
von. You are not to blame for my birth
•* What do you mean, sir?'' whooped
the now thoroughly aroused father."
4t l mean just what 1 say. If mother
hadn't married such a close relation as you
are, 1 wouldn't never have had any birth
day to celebrate, and 1 would be all the
better off. She is the cue who is to
blame. She should have married a man
of more liberal views, and then my father
would have afforded me the meaus of
celebrating my birthday in accordance
with my social status,"
The number ot failures reported
the United Mates during the past six
months was 3469, sgamsl 3256 for the
same tune in 1881, 2400 in 1880 and 3810
i in the first half of 1879. The total assets
for the past six months amounted to $27,*
329.765, and the liabilities to $42,383,289.
In the same period in 1881 the assets were
1 sl9 500.000, aud the liabilties $39 600,-
000. There were 153 failurea in the
United States during the pas: week.
The total amount of national bank notes
handled lor the purpose of redemption by
1 the Treasurer of the United States for the
1 mouth of June, 1882, was 10,318,660, as
against $9,081, 200. in the lame period in
. 1881, being an increase in 1882 of $1,283,-
- 450. The total for the fiscal year ended
. June 80 was $74,879,680, as against
$59,064,060 f>r the year ended June 30,
* 1881, being au an lucrease for 1882 of
The sales of stamps, stamped envelopes
and postal cards for the quarter ended
Mareh 31, 1882, amounted to $10,487,-
329,44. This amount represents an in
' < rease of sales of $ 169,876,08 over these
of the quarter ended December 81. 1882,
arul ef 83 (or 15 810 per
ivut.) over the sales for the quarter ended
March 31, 1881.
The following is a s'atement of the
United 8 ates currency outstanding on
June s>o, 1882 : Old demand notes, $59,-
695; legal tender notes, all issues, $346,-
681,016; one year notes OD 1863, $42,975;
two year notes of 1863, $12,000; two year
coupon notes of 1863, $22 160; compound
interest notes, $223,560; fractional cur
rency, all issues, $15,423,186.10; total,
$362,464,582 10.
Conti (leoce.
When the Duke of Cambridge was
about to become the guest of Lord
Stratford for a few days at the embassy,
he went in his dressing-gown aud slip
pers, at an early hour iu the morning,
to see that the rooms prepared for his
Royal Highness were in order. Finding
tlie Dukes valet arranging the trunks
and portmanteaus which had arrived,
the Ambassador began to give him
directions how they should be placed.
The man left off and stared at Lord
"I will tell you what it is," he said,
"I know how his Royal Highness likes
to have his things arranged. So you
just shut up aud be off, old fellow."
Lord Stratford went off iu a towering
passion, and, callingone of the attaches,
ordered him to go and tell the man who
[ it was that he had ventured to address
such language to. The attache re
•'Well, what did you say to him?"
asked the AihbHßsador.
"I said to him, iny Lord, that the
peraon to whom he had ventured to ad
dress such language was her Majesty's
representative in Turkey."
"Ah, quite right. And what was his
"He answered, my Lord, that he
never said you wasn't.
Lord Stratford's anger would be ap
peased by anything which seemed lu
tl ierous, and he enjoyed a hearty laugh
wiih the attache.
About llur*e>uot>e.
Any one who wi'l take the trouble to
examine .even casually, the anatomy of
the horse s foot will see that the frog is a
wedge of elastic tissue fitted for concus
sion. Each time it pounds the earth it
spreads the hoof laterally by reason of its
shape, lor it is not only a wedire antero-
but also vertically. It is fitted
for concussions as perfectly as is the sole
of the dog or the cat,
We know it is a moot point among even
good horsemen as to whether in shoeing
froe- pressure should be courted or avoided.
Experience, we believe, will he in tavor
of frog pressure, and lwth anatomy aud
common sense are on its side. The frog is
precisely fitted, as we have said, lor such
pressure and even our stony street pave
ments do but harden and develop the
frog just as the Oare footed boy has his
foot-sole toughened. XenophoD tells us
iA his school for horsemen that colts
brougnt up on dry, stony soils neyer need
The ordinary shoe, with hei and toe
cork, lifts the toot-sole from the ground
and prevents such frog-pressure, but, as
a rule, such horses have more or less con
tracted heels, and have not a long, free
stride. Their gait is "groggy." Take off
such shoes and put on the 0* odeuough or
a similar shoe, and it is remaikable to see
how their gait improves and the heel ex
pands. In tiie winter time, owing to the
ice, it is necessary to shoe them with
corks, say two or three times; all the rest
of the year the Goodenough, applied cold,
is by far the best shoe. speak* after
oonsiderable expeilence.
The Chicago, Rock Inland A Pacific
This railway 19 the favorite, most popu
lar and comfortable line to Peoria, Rock
Island, Davenport, Des Moines, Kansas
City, Atchison, Leavenworth, Council
Bluffs, Omaha and points intermediate and
westward to Colorado, new Mexico,
Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington
Territory and British Columbia.
In fact 4, The Oreat Rock Island Route"
is the only one that runs through cars to
all the principal Missouri river points and
to Minneapolis and 61. Paul via the Albert
Lea Route. Examination of the map of
the United Stales shows that this line oc
cupies the central position among the great
Western railroads, and is therefore able to
reach more of the commercial cities of the
West, with less miles of track than any
At the same time it connects directly in
union depots, with every line of road that
crosses the continent or pierces the agri
cultural and mineral regions west of the
Missouri river.
This being the case, it is naturally the
line intelligent people choose who wish to
go quickly to their destination ; and al
ways having most comfortable cars upon
its trains, charging as low rates of late as
any other line and checking baggage
through, it obtains an unparalleled support,
and year by year grows in popular esteem.
We think we give good advice and that
which is worth heeding when we say to
all who are journeying west of Chicago,
purchase your tickets over this route for
you will get your money's worth in the
pleasant journey which such action insures.
drags and Cragsmen.
To the north of Flamborough Head,
atrotohing away toward Filey, the
Bempton, Buck ton, and Bpeetou cliffs
uplift their awful forms, impending
over the boisterous waves as they break
in thuuder over that irou-bound coast.
For ages these cliffs have boen the
' haunts of innumerable sea-birds. To
them they wing their clamorous way
as night falls; ou their ledges and crags
generatiou after generation of web
footed fowl have built their nests.
"During the season of incubation,"
Buys Mr. W. White, ' 4 boys are let down
the edge of the piecipice by ropes, to
gather the eggs, which they do iu
bushels, for the use of the sugar houses
at Hull, and for other domestic pur
poses. " It would seem that this "dread
ful trade" is not confined to boys alone.
Our contemporary records that for tbe
last three-aud-forty years a now aged
resident of Bempton has been in the
habit of descending the adjoining cliffs
with the aid of a rope. Accompanied
by bis son and by another stalwart
mate, the veteian "climber," as, in
Yorkshire phrase, he is designated,
prepares himself annually for tht" nest -
iug season, which lasts from about the
10th of May to the 15th of June. The
old man, stroDg iu the vast experience
which he has gained, goes down tbe
cliffs while his mates stand upon the
summit and manage tbe pulley and
ropes. "I was a bauld cragsman ance,"
said Edie Ochiltree, "aud moDy a
kittywake's and luugie's nest hae 1
harried upamangthae very black rocks;
but i>B lang, lang syne, aud nae mortal
could scale them without a rope—and if
I had aue, my ee-sight, and foot-step,
and hand-grip hae a' failed mony a day
sinsj'ne." The old Bempton cragsmau
has seen as many years as Sir Walter's
celebrated 4 Gaberlunzie," and yet in
him neither hand, nor foot, nor eye, nor
—what is least enduring of all—neive
have as yet failed. "He proceeds."
says the correspondent in question, "to
adjust bis gear; whic I consists, first,
of what he calls breeches. They are
made of • a strong hempen matt rial,
something like the headpiece of a
halter. Thero are two places to insert
the legs, with a loop at each end, which
draws across in front and meets another
loop at the end of a strap round the
waist, and through these loops the
main rope is fastened." This main
rope, on which the weight of the egg
collector hangs, is made of the strongest
and b*st material, and is nearly three
hundred feet in lenglh.
Thus far the description is not of a
nature to tempt an ateurs to follow the
old cragsman's example, but it should
be added that, besides the suspending
rope, there is another much thinner in
substance which is passed round a
crowbar at the top of the cliff, and
which the climber takes in his hand, to
steer by and to steady himself, as well
as by its aid to swing 011 to ttie ledges.
Having thrown two canvas bags ovei
his shoulders, the veteran descends,
and with feet thrust out at right angles
to Ihe seat upon which he is placed,
keeps himself off the precipice's jagged
and projecting edges. It is reassuring
to be told that, though the descent I#. >ks
perilous, an accident seldom happens,
the only danger being from the full of
stones and pieces ol rock that the
smaller rope detaches, to guard against
which a thickly-wadded hat is required.
The only casualty which in forty-three
years has befallen the old Bempton
"dimmer" was occasioned by a tumb
ling rock which broke his left shoulder.
We can readily understand that use,
"which is second nature," may rob the
hazardous employment of its terrrors,
bnt that it should be attempted by a
volunteer bespeaks his possession of no
ordiuary amount of pluck. We should
recommend no one to make the experi
ment unless he be steady of head, firm
of heart, and with muscles hardened
by exercise and training. To an intre
pid climber of this kind it cannot but
be an intoxicating sentation to find
himself suspened among thousands of
birds winging about his head and mak
ing the air vocal with their startled
Drinking la The Hay-Field.
Men in healtn perspire freely when
vigorously at work on warm days. Very
heavy sweating may sometimes aiise
troin weakness; a dry skin may indicate
disorder. Evaporation from the surface
carries oil heat and keeps the body cool.
A large supply of drinking water is re
quired for the warm haying and harvest
days, but much less than is coLimonly
supp<>sed. Ilalf a pint of water, sipped
slowly, will assuage thirst much more
effectively than a quart gulped dcwn.
A pint of cold fluid ot any kind, thrown
into the stomach, may result in more or
less congestion; serious illness, and not
unfrcquently deaths, arise from this cause
If ice-water is taken at any time, it
should always be swallowed so slowly
that the stomach can warm each gill be
fore taking another. As to the kinds of
drink, the positive teachings of medical
science, and experience, indicate that pure
water is by far the best fluid for assuag
ing thirst, and supplying the wants of
tue system. Beers, ales, sweetened
drinks, or any fluid that contains mate
rial that must be digested, are a tax upon
the stomach, and tend to disorder the
system. If taken at all, It should only
be with other food. Pure water is ab
sorbed at once into the blood, and is car
ried directly to those parts of the system
where it is needed. If ths water is bad,
t may usually be corrected by the addi
tion ot a little ginger, or ginger extract;
too much of this produces constipation;
but on this account it may be used more
freely in looseness of tbe bowels. All al
coholic drinks are unhealthful for one in
active exercise. They stimulate increased
effort effort beyond one's Datural strength
—aud unnatural exhaustion inevitably
follows. Just so far as any one raises
himself above a normal condition by alco
holic stimulants, just so far below this
condition will he surely sink a few hours
after, and the elevating and depressing
operation wears upon and disorganizes the
machinery of the body.
THAT wild mint will keep rats and
m o J out of your house?
THAT lime, sprinkled in fireplaces
ing summer mouths, is healthful?
A Shocking; Ed,
"Captain John," said I, "didn't you
tell me that you sometimes brought wild
animals in your ship from South Ameri
"Oh, yes," said he," 'Tbrought one
of the first electric eels that was ever
carried to New York, I got it in Para,
Brazil, and I bought it ot some Indians
for twelve milreis—about six dollars of
our money. We had lots ot trouble
with this fellow, for these eels Jive in
fresh water, and, if we had not had
plenty of rain on the voyage, we couldn't
have kept him alive, for the water he
was iu had to be changed every day,
We kept him on deck iu a water-barrel,
which lay ou its side ia its chocks,
with a square hole out through tiie
staves on the upper side to give the
Creature light and air. When we
changed the water, a couple of sailors
took hold of the barrel and turned it
partly over, while another held a straw
broom against the hole to keep the eel
from comiog out. We would always
know when the water had nearly run
out, for then the eel lay against the
lower staves, aud even the wood of the
barrel would be so charged with elec
tricity that the sailors could hardly hold
on to the ends of the barrel. They'd
let go with one hand and take hold with
the other, aud then they'd let go with
that and ehange again. At first, I did
n't believe lhat the fellows felt the eel's
shocks in this way; but, when I took
hold myself one day, I found they were
n't shamming at all. Then we turned
the barrel back and filled it up with
lresli water and started the eel off for
another day."
"He got along first-rate, and kept
well and hearty through the whole ot
the voyage. When we reached New
York we anchored at Quarantine, and
the health-officer came aboard, i knew
liirn very well, and I said to him: 'Doc
tor, I've got something on board that
perhaps you never saw before. * 4 What's
that?' said he. *An electric eel,' said
L 'Good!' said he; 'that is something
I've always wanted to see. I waut to
know just what kind of a shock they
can give.' 'All right,' said I; 'you can
easily find out for yourself. He is in
tbi-j water-barrel here, and the water
has just been put in fresh, so you can
see him. All you have got to do is just
i to wait till he swims up near the sur
face, and then you can sooop him out
with your hand. You needn't be afratd
of his biting you.' The doctor said he
wasn't alraid of that He roib dup his
sleeve, and, as soon as he got a chance,
ne took the eel by the middle acd fitted
it out of the water. It wasn't a very
large one, only about eighteen inches
long, but pretty stout. The moment
he lifted it he dropped it, grabbed his
right shoulder with his left hand, and
looked aloft. 'What is the matter?'
said L 'Why, I thought something fell
on me from the rigging,' said he. 'I
was sure my arm was broken. I never
had such a blow in my life.' 'lt was
only the eel,' said I. 'Now yon know
what kind of a shock he can give.'"
A Case of Double Sight.
In Vermont, ill., wees oetore last, oc
curred tbe death of Mrs. Enochs, wife of
Thomas B. Enochs. The circumstances
connected with the death are strange in
deed. On the 26th ultimo she gave birth
to a child, but some months before the
birth of tbe child she had a presentiment
that she would not survive it and so firmly
was this fixed upon her mind that she
made arrangements for her funeral making
ber choice of the minister to perform the
burial service and asked that some of her
early companions should sing. When the
child was born she gave evidence of recov
ery, and when the physician came he
found her laughing and joyous and hooe
fuL He left ber, expecting that she had
passed the most critical period. In about
three hours after the physician left her
she cried out and her brother ran to her.
She clasped him around the neck, told him
that she was dying and in a few moments
On the same morning of the day of her
death her mother, who resides in Lewis
ton, 111., some distance from Vermont,
arose early and said that she felt that some
calamity was Impending. The family
laughed at her and thought nothing of it,
bnt betore the day was over she received
a telegram announcing her daughter's
death. What is stiU more strange, on the
morning atterward several gentlemen rela
tives of the deceased were talking togeth
ei, all iguorant of the death. Their num
ber was joined by another gentleman, who
inquired after her health and that of her
parents, and remarked upon the fact that
be was present at the wedding of Mr. and
Mrs. Enochs, out while they were talking
ihe telegram was received announcing her
llof\vo od aud Mahogany.
Rosewood has been the leading wood to
veneer piano tortes for the past thirty or
forty years. The best comes from Rio
Janeiro, some of which is very rich, bui
varies considerably in different places
where it is cut. liahia rosewood is gener
ally longer, heavier and harder to work,
but some of it is handsomely cross figured.
As people generally demand dark-colored
rosewood, it has led to staining the light
wood very often, which may be known
when legs and arms, etc., of furniture and
piano fortes look unnaturally dark. At one
time manufactures used to cut rosevooo
veneers in ribbons to veneer picture frames,
but soon rosewood was imitated to such
perfection by staining that the demand lor
rosewood veneers for picture frames ceased
It is impossible to imitate mahogany by
staining so as to deceive, or to mend bad
places in the wood, as is done in other
kinds of wood. The wood is rich in color,
close grained, heavy and durable, and un
like, rosewood and many other woods,does
uot fade, but gains color by time and
grows darker. The best mahogany knowD
grows in the Island c;f St. Domingo, and
the finest of all on the south side of that
THAT oil paintings, hung over the
muntelpieoe, are liable to wrinkle with
the heat?
•THAT flowers and shrubs should be ex
cluded from a bed chamber?
Th KnclnMr*! Story*
You see, sir, there's very little romance
about au engine. It's only to keep the
tank full, steady, and have her well oiled,
and she runs right along. A fellow has to
beep a lookout, of course; but so he does,
plowing. You can't drive a cow with your
eyes shut.
Didn't i have a romance on the footboard
oncef Well, yes, sir—part on the boafd
and part under the wheel. The boys at.
the round bouse give you that, I reckon.
I never say much about it, because It starts
me in the briny business. Lke to hear it?
Of course, if a man wants anything of me,
I ain't the fellow to say no. There ain't
anything in it except a man's feelings, and
they count pretty light these trips.
It's four years ago now. I was running
the night express which brought me past
my own door just after d%ylight. Bhe was
always at the gate—never mused—and the
signal she'd give me lasted till I passed
again. Men like me don't go much cu
words. A look, a wave, anything that
shows talk behind it, is j ust as good as the
talk, and that signal was as powerful as ir
she'd wrote a book and read It to me. 1
could understand her, and she understood
the whistle I gave just as well as if the
putons were pouring out barrels full of
letters for her.
It was wrong for them fellows at the
round house to let one in for this. It breaks
me bad.
I didn't miss her a single morning in
over a year. Bhe got there every trip;and
though I could only see her for a minute
as I went past, it did for me. But one
rainy morning I was looking hard at the
gate, and she wasn't there. For a moment
!my heart just stood stilL I just gave one
great sob. Suppose you was looking for
some one which didn't come, and you was
so sitmtcd that you couldn't get off to find
out what was the matter —see?
Well, the next instant my heart gave
one big blump! There she was right along
side the track The cab step almost
touched her, and I was sure she'd be suck
ed uuder the train. There was no time to
do anything. Couldn't stop, or even slow;
and when I looked back and saw that the
train had passed her and left her all right;
I just fell forward faint like, and it was
aome time before I got over it.
Now I'll push along a little faster. I
had been shifted over, and was congratu
latmg myself that after one more run I
would be able to be with her for a time. I
knew she would look for me as anxiously
as I for her, and as I pulled out I thought
with pleasure that this was the last trip
that separated us. All night long I had it
on my m : nd, and as 1 neared my house, I
was on the lookout for her.
1 can't describe the scene. 1 saw her
making for the track as if to speak to ma.
1 waved my hand and blew the whistle,
and still she came on toward me. The
next instant she disappeared under the
wheels, and I fell against my fireman.
I'll get square with them round house
boys for setting this thing up on me. 1
liaie to tell the thing, and they know it;
but you've got it all now, sir. All? Yes,
pretty much- We picked her up, and that
was the end of it; but i tell you, sir, she
was tne prettiest bnndle bull terrier
Here, sir, going toward the roind house?
Just speak to 'em about it, will you. Looks
to me as if he'd been disappointed some
Rose Culture.
The rose is the queen of flowers. It is
the true representative of Flora la all her
beauty aud sweetness; and, moreover, it
is like beauty itself imperishable because
ever renewed. For the rose is ever bloom
ing, and with good management may be in
bloom every day in the year. We have a
rose of that delicate and delicious vai lety,
Sat ran o now in bloom, that has not been
without a bud or an open flower since
May, 1881, when it was first potted, as it
came by the mail from the greenhouse.
And just here it might be useful aud inter
esting to know that the mail will bring a
dower garden to every person's door every
day in the year, if need be. For a dozen
ever blooming roses grown in pots, and
ready for immediate blooming, and often
bearing buds may be procured through
ihe mail from many rose growers for the
small sum of a single dollar. And just
uow is the season for procuring these
lovely roses and potting them for Fail and
Winter blooming. Let us follow up a rose
so procured. A small package wrapped
in damp moss and oil paper arrives by the
mail. We find it to contain small but
perfectly well rooted rose plants that have
been grown In two or three inch pots.
Bome of the old soil still adheres to the
roots. We put the plants in water at once,
and proceed to get the pots and soil ready
for them. We take three inch pots, or
old fruit or meat cans, which are excel
lent, but which must have a hole made in
the bottom for drainage. If we have no
soil ready prepared, we go to the woods or
the g&rucn, and bring in a box of the best
i soil we can find, and sift it to get any
worms out of it. A piece of broken
crockery or a flit stone is put over the
hole, and a few pieces of broken brick or
coal cinders, a utile soil is then put on
ihat. Then a plant is held in the pot with
the left hand and the roots, first trimmed
a little, if necessary, are nicely arrange d;
then the soil is sifted in among the roots
and pressed down with a finger as it is put
in, little by little so that the roots are
evenly spread in the soil. In this way the
pots are tilled near to tbe brim. Ihe
plant is then cut back about one third, the
pot is dipped wholly in a pail of water to
settle the soil and is put into a cool, dark
cellar for ten days or so; when it is brought
out gradually to the light of day, and by
and by into the sunlight in a window or
on a bench in the garden. Or the plants
may be set out in a garden bed, and
shaded for a few days until the roots s:ari.
in two or three weeks new shoots are
tormed and tiny flower buds will appear,
anu by aud by as the plants grow rapidly
ihey will burst into bloom, repeated week
alter weefcuutil Winter arrives, when they
will need rest in a cellar until spring ar
rives again. Bit if flowers are desired in
the Fail and vy mter the buds are nipped
off in the Summer, and a vigoroug growth
of wood will be made, which about No
vember will produce buds, and these will
>e appearing, and bloom ail throui-h the
NEVEB wash raisins that are to be used
In sweet dishes. It will mike the pud
ding heavy,
touchstone by wliich men try us
is often their own vanity.
NO 33.