Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, March 03, 1887, Image 1

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    The MiJlheim Journal,
T x . A. BlOtHLItKlk
Office in the New Journal Building,
Penn St.,nearHartman's foundry.
Acceptable Correspondence Solicited
Address letters to MU.LIIF.IM JOURNAL.
A, harter,
Madisonburg, Pa.
Practical Dentist,
the Methodist Church.
Physician & Surgeon,
Office opposite the Public' School House.
P. AKD, M. D..
Journal office, Penn st., Millheira, Pa.
Deeds and other legal papers written and
acknowledged at moderate charges.
Fashionable Barber,
Shop opposite Miilheim Banking House.
Shaving, Haircutting, Sbampooning,
Lying, Ac. done in ttie most satisfac
tory manner.
Jno.H.Orvis. C. M. Bower. Ellis L.Orvis
Office in Woodings Building.
D. H. Hastings. W. F. Reeder.
Office on Allegheny Street, two doors east of
ttie ottlce ocupied Dy the late firm of Yocum &
At the Office of Ex-Judge Hoy.
Practices in all the courts of Centre county
Special attention to Collections. Consultations
in German or English.
J A. Beaver. J- W. Gephart.
Office on Alleghany Street. North of High Street
Good Sample Room on First Floor. Free
Buss to and from all trains. Special rates to
witnesses and jurors.
House newly refitted and refurnished. Ev
erything done to make guests comfortable.
Ratesmodera** tronage respectfully solici
ted s-iy
(Most Central Hotel in the city.)
Good sameple rooms forjcommerclal Travel
ers on first floor.
R A. BUMILLER, Editor.
VOL. Gl.
Are You Bilious ?
The Regulator ntZ'er /ails to cure I most
ch octfullv recommen.l it to all who suffer from
Bilious Attacks or any Disease caused by a dis
arranged slate of the Liver.
Do You Want Good Digestion ?
I suffered intensely with Full Stomach, Head
ache, etc. A neighbor, who had taken Simmons
LtTcr Regulator, told me it was a sure cure for
my trouble. The first dose 1 took relieved me
very much, and in one week's time I was as strong
and hearty as ever 1 was. It is the fast nudum*
I rt'*r too* for Dyspepsia.
Do You Suffer from Constipation ?
Testimony of HIKAM WAIINIR, Chief Justice of
Ga.: "1 have used Simmons Liver Regulator for
Constipation of ntv Bowels, caused by a temporary
Derangement of the Liver, for the last three or
four years, and always with decided fauejit."
Have You Malaria ?
I have had experience with Simmons Liver Regit
later since 1565, and regard it as the greatest
medicine of the times for diseases peculiar to
malarial regions. So good a medicine deserves
universal commendation.
Cor. Scc'y Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
See that you get the genuine, with the rod Z
on front of Wrapper, prepared only by
J. H. ZE?LIN & CO.,
A Fortunate Mistake.
The train to Gilead Falis was late
upon that particular Monday after
noon, and as a natural consequence
thereof, the stagecoach to Gilead
Gorge was an hour behind time.
•Once you lose five minutes, and
there'll be plenty o' set backs to make
it ten,' as Reuben Dolly, the stage-driv
er, ironically remarked, as he piled up
the trunks on the baggage-wagon that
was to go on first. 'This ere's for Ful
lers Farm,' said he, 'and all the rest
for the View Hotel. Now look out,
you 1' to the boy in charge, 'and don't
go to tippin'the bags and bandboxes
down the side of the mountain.'
'Guess I've driv' on tnese 'ere roads
afore,'said Simon Sackett, the long
legged young Jehu.
'Yes, but there's some people as
don't never learn wisdom by exper
ience.' said Reuben, as he rolled up the
leather curtains of the stage-coach, and
fastened them with a rusty buckle.
And when the baggage-wagon reach
ed the Gorge, the trunks and boxes
were all shaken into such an undistin
guishable confusion that Simon did not
know one from another.
'There's two Mrs. John Joneses,'
said he. 'One on 'era's to go to the
hotel, and 'tother to Fuller's Farm.
Now which is which ? That's what
I'd like to know.'
Harry Fuller, who was waiting at
the cross roads, with his one-horse
wagon, speedily settled the question.
'Why, this big trunk goes to the ho
tel, of course,' said he. 'Our Mrs.
John Jones is a dressmaker, coming
here for two weeks' rest. 'Taint likely
she'd travel with a trunk as big as
Noah's Ark, i 6 it ? Keel in the little
one, quick ?'
So that when Mrs. John Jones her
self reached the cross-ro'ads, she very
naturally entered the same equipage
that contained her trunk.
She was a little woman, with cheeks
which still retained a youthful fresh
ness ; yellow, rippling hair and timid
blue eyes ; and she was dressed in in
expensive black, covered all over with
a linen duster.
Harry Fuller glanced at her with a
3idewise regard as he whipped up his
fat and meditative horse.
'I don't quite know how you'll like
it,' said he, 'but our folks have chang
ed your room.'
'Changed my room ?' said the board
er, glancing inquiringly at him.
'You see, after we settled you were
to ha ye the fiont b d room,' he ex
plained, 'my mother got a letter from
Mr. Lefton. Mis.Lefton used to work
iu the factory here years ago ; but she
married a city lawyer, and now there
isn't anything quite good enough for
her. And they wanted ray mother to
give them three communiciting rooms;
and so mother thought you wouldn't
mind ths little room over the kitchen.
City boarders mostly spend all their
time out doors, you know ; and it isn't
so very hot after the supper fire has
gone out.'
Mis. John Jones was silent.
'I told mother she oughtn't to do it,'
said the young farmer ; 'but Mrs. Lef
ton would have the room. And moth
er thought she could explain it all to
you when you came. And the room
will be fifty cents a week less.'
'Oh P said Mrs. John Jones.
'Fuller's farm was a long, low, strag
gling building, shaded by ancient elms,
and possessing a peaked roof and chim
ney' Stack which would have deliglued
the soul of an artist.
Old Mrs. Fuller bustled to receive
her guests. The tea hour was already
past, but there was a bowl of milk and
a heaping saucer of red raspberries on
the table, and the little earthen-ware
teapot still simmered on the back of
the stoye in a hospitable way.
4 hev to he dietful ceremonious
with the Leftons,' said Mrs. Fuller ;
'hut I can do 'most as I please with
yov, Mrs. Jones !'
And as Mrs. Jones sipped her cup of
tea, and ciumhled delicious home
made bread Into her bowl of milk, she
could hear an animated conversation
going on in the kitchen beyond, be
tween the old lady and her son.
'lt's all nonsense, Henry !' said Mrs.
Fuller, who, being a little deaf, did not
always consider how loud she spoke.
'What ! you to give up your room, and
go out to the barn chamber ? Hoity
toity ! Ain't the kitchen bed-room
good enough for a dressmaker ?'
'Hush, mother ! She is a real lady, I
tell you,' responded Hariy.
'Fiddlesticks ! said Mrs. Fuller.
'And I am sure the kitchen bed-room
wouldn't suit her,' pursued Harry.
'Mother, it is too small and too warm.
And if you will fix up mine for her, 1
would just as so >n sleep in the barn
these sultry nights.'
'Oh, pshaw !' said Mrs. Fuller.
'Dressmakers hadn't ought to give
themselves airs. And Mrs. Lefton was
dreadful annoyed when she heard 1 was
going 'to take a working-woman in to
board. She wouldn't ha' come if sho'd
ha' knowed it, she said.'
'Then I should advise her to stay
away,'observed Harry Fuller, with
some emphasis. 'But you will make
this arrangement, mother, won't you ?
To please me !'
And he took up the empty milking
pail and went out.
Mrs. John Jones smiled to herself.
'So I have a champion already ?' she
Harry Fuller's vacted room, albeit it
was in the high peak of the roof, w is a
great improvement on the hot little hole
over the kitchen which had Been in -
tended for 'the boarder.' It was large
and airy, and commanded a fine view of
the Sound, and there was a snug little
corner closet for her dresses, and a big,
old-fashioned, claw-legged bureau for
her laces and collars.
'I don't think I could have been
more pleasantly accommodated at the
View Hotel,' thought she.
Mrs Lefton, a fat, purple-faced wo
man in a rainbow-tinted grenadine
gown, and diamond rings up to the
knuckles of her pudgy hands, turned
up her nose immensly at the new
'lt's very unfortunate that woman
coming here just now,' she said. 'Lef
ton is so particular about the folk that
I associate with. But perhaps since it
can't be helped she can show me how
to alter oyer Marietta's black tissue
dress that the French madam spoiled.
I'd be willing to pay her half price for
helping me.'
Mrs. Jones, however, gently declined
Mrs. Lefton'a patronizing offer.
'I am here for rest and recreation,
not for work,' she said. 'I have a Par
isian pattern which I will willingly
lend yon ; but for the rest I must beg
to be excused.'
'Stuck- up thing !' said Mrs. Lefto n.
'She can go walking with the children,
Mrs. Fuller, and hunt for maiden-hair
ferns with your Harry half the day,but
she can't go to work to earn a stray
penny. I've no patience with such
upstarts that are above ttieir business.'
'She seems yery ladylike,' saiJ old
Mrs. Fuller.
'it's because she copies the airs and
graces of line folks that come in to be
fitted at her Missus'place,' said Mrs.
Lefton, violently fanning herself.
Even while this vehement colloquy
was going on at the house, Olivia June*
was sitting on a fallen log in the black
berry pasture, with Harry Fuller lean
ing with folded arms against a thorn
apple tree close behind her.
'But I really meant it, Mrs. Jones,'
said he earnestly.
'That's all nonsense,' said the wid
ow, half-smiling. 'How can you mean
it, when you luve only known me for
ten days r"
'A week or a month can make no
difference te me,' persisted he. 'I love
you, Mrs*. Jones. I can't bear to see
you ground down and insulted by wo
men like that Mrs. Lefton. I'm only a
farmer, I know, but I've a half-share
in this place, with all its surrounding
land, and the saw-mill on Gilead River;
and if you'll trust yourself to me, you
shall never know what want or trouble
is. Mrs. Jones—Olivia—won't you
give me a word of hope ?'
'Would you marry—a mere dressma
ker ?'
'I would marry you, Olivia, in a sec
ond, if you would only say the word.'
'But, Hairy—'
He took her hand in his.
'lt's all right now, Olivia,' said he,
with sparkling eyes. 'lf you did not
care for me you would not have called
me Harry in that tone.'
Ami that was the way in which they
became engaged.
Mrs. Fuller was electrified when she
heard of It.
'You, Hairy,'she cried, 'that might
hev married Amanda Plumb, or even
Mrs. Lefton's darter, Marietta, to take
up with a dressmaking woman, wiio—'
Just then there came a tap at the
door. A little, wrinkled faced person
stood there, iu a crumpled hat and wid
ow's veil, with a capacious trunk,
wheeled on a wheelbarrow by a boy be
hind her.
'Mrs. Fuller V' said this personage,
whose general appearance reminded
one of a badly-rolled parce.
'Yes,' Saul the farmer's wife. 'But
I don't know who you are !'
'Mrs. John Jones,' explained the
stranger—'the lady as engaged your
second lloor front. Iu the dress-mak
ing business. There's been some mis
take, and ray trunk was sent on to the
View Hotel, and some other person
was sent here. I was unexpectedly de
tained by old Mrs. Mopson's funeral
orders, and I've just discovered the
Mrs. Fuller stared until her spectacle
gltsses assumed the proportions of two
'lf your're the dressmaker that drove
the bargain with me by letter,'said she,
'then who is this Mrs. Jones.'
The yellow tressed widow smilingly
spoke up.
'Only a usurper, Mrs. Fuller,' said
she. 'I had engaged a suit of rooms at
the View Hotel, hut circumstances
drifted me hero instead ; and I don't
regret it, on the whole.'
She put her hand inside Harry's arm
as she spoke.
'My stars !' cried the astounded Mrs.
Lefton, 'then you are the rich Mrs.
John Jones, who was coming to the ho
tel—the lady that owns half the West
India Islands.'
'Not quite so bad as that,' said Mrs.
Jones, smiling. 'But I cmnot call my
self poor, especially since I have been
fortunate enough to win an honest
man's love.'
And when old Mrs. Fuller related
this storv, as she often did, she always
capped the climax by saying, compla
cently :
•So our Harry was a fortune hunter
after all, only he didn't know it.'— Sat
urday Nitjht.
Etiquette for Mrs. Cleveland.
Doubtless it has occurred to a few of
those who have looked envy upon
Mrs, Cleveland's high position, and the
encomiums so constantly passed upon
her, to realize how much she had to
sacrifice iti the innocent pleasures nat
ural to so young and handsome a wo
man in exchange for the fleeting honors
and really laborious duties of a Presi
dent's wife. Iler associates must neces
sarily be ladies much older than herself
and her partner, if she ever dances at
all, which would only be in a State
quadrille in opening some specially
grand ball, must be an elderly man of
high official station.
Mrs. Cleveland's partners at the
State dinners to be giyen during the
winter at the Executive Mansion are
picked out far in advance. Custom
has ordained that at the dinner given
to the Cabinet, for instance, she must
be escorted to the table by the Secreta
ry of State.
When the Justices of the United
States Supreme Court are dining with
the President his wife must take the
arm of the Chief Justice in going to the
dining-room and give him the seat on
her right.
When the Diplomatic Corps are the
special guests at dinner Mrs. Cleveland
will lead the way to the dining-room
with Mr. Preston, the Minister from
Hayti, because lie is the Dean of the
Diplomatic Corps, having bepn here in
his present capacity since 1872, which
is five years longer than any Minister
of similar rank—i. e., a Minister Pleni
potentiary—now in the Diplomatic
body in Washington. Mr. Preston's
wife, however, is in Europe, and so is
the wife of the Portuguese Minister,
whose service here is next in duration
to that of Mr. Preston ; and, as a
daughter never on State occasions takes
the place her father's wife would have
were he married, Miss West, the Brit
ish Minister's daughter, cannot be tak
en by the President to the table. — Phil
adelphia Times.
Many marvellous promises are made
during the time of elections. It is told
of Gambetta that once he went to some
agricultural department to oust a reac
tionary candidate in favor of one of his
friends, and inquired about the agricul
turalists' wants. 'We are sadly in
need of rain,' came the answer, 'l'll
see about it when I get to Paris,' prom
ised Gambetta. And his listeners be
lieved in bis promise. The record runs
that the rain came down in torrents a
day or two after, and that when the re
actionary candidate presented himself
he was hooted at. 'Let your party do
as much for us as Gambetta, and we'll
elect you.'
Life' Milestones.
Soma Thoughts Suggested by the
Frequeut Recurrence of
I have just succeeded in passing an
other birthday. It was not a coun
terfeit birthday, thereforo I bad no
troublo in passing it. It was the first
birthday I had seen for a year, but it
looked so natural that I kuew it the
minute I saw it. I have seen so
many ot them, you know, and they
have have been coming so infernally
regular of late, that I would know
one if 1 didn't see it. In the calm,
still night, when nothing can be heard
save the mercury sliding down into
the bulb ot the theremoineter, my
birthday comes up the back stairs,
crawls through the keyhole, and in
less than a minute I have another
year added to my age. This has
been kept up until it has grown mo
notonous, but what am I to do about
When a man is a boy. or rather be
fore the boy becomes a man, his birth
days come around so slowly that he
fears he will die of old age before he
will see the next one, and in some
cases it is a pity he doesn't. He
wants to bo a man and spit tobacco
juice over the surrouuding scenery,
or put bis eighteen karat name on a
promissory note, lie wants to be his
own boss. But too soon the day
comes when Le would rather be a boy
than Jim Cummings. You see, I've
had experience. When r x man hasn't
time to recover from a rough and
tumble with one birthday before an
other one grabs him and whirls him
around a few times, he may well re
mark: 'Here's a pretty state of
A birthday is something that we
have all had more or less experience
with, I think. Some of us, especially
the old maid portion of us, have learn
ed how to handle it carefully and con
ceal its blemishes, or sequester it en
tirely. They think old Father Time
is rather fast for one of his age, and I
don't blame 'em. What right has he
tojumble one's birthdays together like
dice in a box until you don't know
which will come out first?
Twenty-five or thirty years ago
these things did not weigh on my
mind as they do now. Then I sat on
the fence and whistled a gladsome re
frain as I swung a sore toe athwart
the glorious sunlight, or tried to pen
etrate two acres of unsympathetic ice
with my fertile brain. I have long
since turned my back upon the past,
but the past don't care for that. The
present, with its corns and toothaches,
engrosses a large portion of my time,
and I am willing to let the past go.
If I had it to do over again, I believe
I'd be an old maid from the start; and
then I could get along without birth
Not so Bully After All.
One day the troopers of Roddy's Cav
alry were about to go into battle, dis
mounted, leaving every fourth man to
hold the horses. The men were drawn
up to count from right to left. Of
course, every fourth man felt jolly, and
this is the way the count went on :
'Rully !'
'Bully P
General Roddy heard each fourth
man call out 'Bully.' His face flushed.
When all had been called off, he said :
'Numbers one, two and bully will go
into the fight as dismounted cavalry.
Number three will hold the horses.'
A young lady belonging to one of the
first families of New York, returned
from a walk. Iler mother who was
very strict with her asked :
'Where have you teen i'
'I have just been taking a little fresh
air in Central Park.'
'Alone V
'Are you sure of it V'
'Of course I am. Why do you ask V
'Oh, nothing at all, only when you
went out you took a parasol, and you
came home with a gentleman's cane in
your hand.'
The young lady has taken the mat
ter under advisement, and will bring
in a verdict at an early date.—Texas
' —Remember that this office turns
out neat and attractive sale bills at low
. prices. If you intend making sale call
j on us.
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
Why a Dying Man Concluded to
Postpone the Final Act of Life's
A curious-looking old fellow, dressed
in gray "homespun." was found lying
in tin alley. When questioned by some
one, he turned over with a groan, and
said :
'Go away from me now and let me
' Why do you want to die V
'Because 1 am a blamed fool.'
'Come, get up, that's no'excuse,'
•Yes, it is. Go away I tell you, and
let me die.'
•Haven't you been drinking ?'
'No, I hain't tetched a d rap. Go on
away and let me die, I tell you. A
man that ain't got no more sense than
I have ain't fit to live. It's dangerous
for him to walk about.'
•Come, tell me what you did ?'
With an effort and another groan he
raised up, leaned back against the wall,
and said :
'lf I tell you will you go on away V
'Wall, I'll go you whuther or no.
Early this mornin' I come inter town
an' met a feller that I knowed. He ask
ed me to go round an' take breakfast
with him. I hatTdun eat breakfast,but
as it wasn't any expense to me,
cluded that it wouldn't do to let the
yiduls go to waste, so I went with him.
I eat about.a long-handled shovelful uv
batter cakes and druuk four cups uv
coffee, argyin' all the time that it
wasn't costin' me nothin'. Airter I
got through I went knockin' 'round,
an' putty soon I met a feller that eat
dinner with me while he was a candi
date last summer. He said that it was
gittiu' putty well along in the day, but
that if I'd go 'round home with him
he'd skeer up some breakfast. I start
ed to say no,but ricollectin' how he ate
at my table, I went with him. On the
way he got a lot uv these here great
long sausages. Wall, I stored away a
bout two pounds uv them sausages, eat
about my hat full of biscuits,an' drunk
three cups of coffee. By this time I
was putty well filled up, but shortly
afterwards one uv the boys that Jives
out my way told me*that be had found
a saloon whar they put out a whole lot
uv viduls an' let people eat all they
wanted to, so, as it didn't cost nothin'
I went 'round. I let in on a Dig dish
full uv sour potatoes an' raw cabbage,
an' made myself at home. After I got
through with that I went to dinner
with a feller because it didD't cost me
anything, an' eat putty hearty. Then
I struck out an' eat a few apples that I
slipped out uv a wagon, an' then I eat
a piece uv cheese that I found in a sa
loon, just because it didn't cost any
thing. About this time the old boy
commenced to overtake me, an' I dodg
ed in here an' drapped down,'an' I hope
I'll die before I git outen here, fur as I
said jist now," a man that ain't got no
more sense than I have ain't fitten to
live. When I think that I have ate
myself to death jest because it didn't
cost me anything it makes me so mad I
don't know what to do. Oh, how Ido
suffer all over !'
'Come along with me.'
'No, I'm goin' to die right here.'
'T ou must come.'
'I wou't. I*ll never leave here till
I'm taken away dead, fur, as I said, a
man that ain't got no more sense than
I have ain't Atten to live.'
'Then you won't go V
'Won't move a peg.'
♦l'm sorry, for I've got a roast pig
down at my house, and would like for
somebody to help me eat it.'
'Hold on 1' exclaimed the dying man.
'Dog my cats if I don't jine yer, an'
die airterwards.— Arkansow Traveler.
Oil on Troubled Waters.
The Ilydrographic Office of the navy
continues to receive daily many letters
from captains of vessels as to the result
of their experience in the use of oil to
reduce wayes. Commander Bartlett
says that it is desirable to supply all
vessels with oil for use during stormy
weather ut sea. He will not, however,
begiu wotk on his promised treatise on
the subject until the efficacy of the oil
treatment has been tried and reported
upon by oAicers of the navy. With
this end in view an effort is being made
to induce Rear-Admiral Luce to is
sue the necessary orders for such a tri
al to be made by vessels of the Norih
Atlantic squadron. The hydrographic
officers believe the Rear-Admiral will
comply with their request. Several
letters received recently at the Hydro
graphic Office give encouraging ac
counts concerning the use of oil. Two
vessels were enabled to lay in compara
tively calm water for twenty-four hours,
while a tempest was raging about them
by the use of only twenty gallons of oil
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Havoc By Earthquake.
Nearly Two Thousand Lives
Lost by the Disaster.
Three Hundred Persona Take Shel
ter in a Ohuroh and are Killed
by the Crumbling Walls
Entire Villages
ROME, Feb. 24.— Details have been
received this morning of the results of
the earthquake yesterday .showing that
the effects were far more serious than
thought. The loss of life and destruc
tion of property is learned to have been
terrible. The most startling news
comes from the Genoese Riviera. Over
fifteen hundred people were killed in
that district. At the village of Bajar
do, situated at the top of a hill, a num
ber of the inhabitants took refuge in a
church when the shocks were first felt.
A subsequeut and greater shock demol
ished the church, and 300 of the people
who were in it were killed. The de
struction of property in the sections
visited by the earthquakes was im
mense and widespread. Another shock
was felt at Mentoue to-day. It was so
severe that houses were shaken. No
one was injured. Additional details
concerning the damage done by yester
day's shocks show that in some cases
villages built on the mountain sides
were toppled into the valleys. Three
railway trains have been dispatched
with food for the sufferers* A number
of soldiers have also been sent to assist
ROME, Feb. 23.— The reports of the
disaster continue to arrive. The total
number of deaths reported up to the
present time is abont 2,000.
A Renewal of the Shocks in France
PARIS, Feb. 24, 4p. M.— A renewal
of earthquake shocks has occurred in
the southern section of France. A ter
rible disaster is momentarily expected.
Nice, Cannes and Men tone are half de
serted. Fears are expressed for the
safety of the Prince of Wales and the
Orleans Princes, all of whom are in the
section of country where tne earth
quakes preyail.
Spring Farm Gleaning.
While the wife cleans the house, let
the husband clean the farm. If vege
table matter is left about the yard, its
rapid decay during the damp, warm
weather of spring and summer, will
poison the air and affect the health of
the family. If left about the barn, lots
and fields, it will have a like influence
on the farm animals. Hogs are doubly
liable to be injured, for they not only
brealhe the fouled air, but ne&t in such
litter. Farm cleaning will save loss
from disease. The litter has great val
ue as a fertilizer when.'properly applied.
The intelligent use of this manure in
sures better crops, and the farm is cap
able of a more thorough cultivation.
And then how much appearances are
improved. Make a bonfire of pieces of
wood, brush, stumps, etc., not fit for
fuel, and give the charcoal to the swine
and the ashes to the fruit trees. Re
member this work is not complete un
til those stumps and stones are remov
ed which can be taken out with a reas
onable amount of labor ; until the trees
about the house and m the orchard are
pruned ; until the old growth is taken
from raspberries, gooseberries,currants,
etc ; until the "underbrush" is cleared
out of the wood-lot; until all the ditch
es are opened and pools are drained ; in
short, until the farm is clean and neat.
Conveniently enough, nearly all, or all
of this work, can be done before the
spring plowing is begun.—American
Agriculturist for March.
The Human Figure.
The proportions of the human figure
are six times the length of the feet.
Whether the form is slender or plump,
the rule holds good; any deviation
from it is a departure from the highest
beauty in proportion. The Greeks
make all their statues according to thisf
rule. The face, from the highest point
of the forehead, where the hair begins,
to the chin, is one tenth of the whole
stuture. The hand, from the wrist to
the middle Anger, is the same. From
the top of the highest point of the fore
head, is a seventh. If the face, from
the roots of the hair to the chin, be di
vided into three equal parts, the Arst
division determines the place where the
eye-brows meet, and the second the
place of the nostrils. The height, from
the feet to the top of the head, is the
distance from the extremity of the An
gers when the arms are extended.
An old lady in New Hampshire re
cently gave a party on her eightieth
birthday. When asked how she kept
herself so yigorous and healthy she re
plied : *By never allowing myself to
fret over things I cannot help, by never
taking my washing, ironing and baking
to bed with me, and by oiling 'all the
various wheels of a busy life with an
implicit faith that there is a brain and
a heart to this great universe, and that
I could trust both.'