The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, August 07, 1873, Image 1

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    Sly Father.
Who hailed m first wtlh r*r>(nrou JOT,
And did not fret and fool annoy
Whon the aurse ssid: Why! thf t a boy I
My Father.
Who gave that nurse a lialf-a-orown.
To let him hold me -ae Weard clown,
Of conree he hold me upside down t
My Father.
Who ne'er to ent my hair did try ~
Jabbing the scissors in my eye.
Ami cutting every hair away ?
My father.
Who aet me in the barber'a chair
Instead, and had htm cut my hair
I,ike me big brother e, good and square '
My Father.
Who, when I had a Utile tight.
Because Tom tore tnv puper kite
And bit tun, said I did just right f
My Father.
lmproi ballon*.
Fill, for we drink to Labor:
And LaKw, yon know, is Prayer:
I'll lie as grand as my neighbor
Abroad, and at home as hare'
Debt, and bother, eud hurry '
Others arc hardened so;
Her'a to the goddess Worry,
And here's to the goddess Show!
Reckless of what WHIM after,
Silent of whence e come: and least and laughter
Make the questioner* dumb.
Debt, an l bother, and hurry.
Nobody uresis to know ;
Here's to the god lose Worry,
And here's to the goddess Show!
Fame is what you have taken.
Character's w hat you give:
Wheu to this irutk you waken.
Then you begin to live!
Debt, and bother, and harry !
Others have risen so:
Hero'* to the goddees Worry,
Ami here's to the goddesa Show '
lienor'* 4 Utitq; foe dcrtatoa,
Kuowledgv liuug reviled ;
Love a 4 vanishing viawu.
Faith i* the toy of 4 child !
Debt, and bother, and liurry!
Honewtyb old and stow :
Here'* to the goddess Worry,
And here'* to the goddess Show '
A yrar or more Ago I was invited by a
friend to spend a day with him at his
elegant country seat,* Mountain Home,
situated a few miles from Peekskill,
upon that inat romantic and beautiful
•riv. r, the Hudsou.
There was quite a number invited,
and, anticipating a delightful week of
pleasure. away from the dust and heat
of the city, I sprang on board the ours,
inwardly congratulating myself upon
my good fortune. Upon reaching Moun
tain Homo, I found that the other
guests, a dozen in number, had already
arrived, and I was glad to find that with
many of them I was acquainted. Of but
only one will I speak particularly; and
he was a man who would attract atten
tion umU-r any circumstancea.
With a commanding figure, above the
medium height, and a haughty, though
easy and graft ful step, he advanced to
ward me, when we were presented to
each other, aud extended a hand, amall
and delicate in shape, bat possessed of
great muscular power, as I experienced
when it clasped around my own with a
pressure that gave me pain. I glanced
into his face and started, for we had met
before, and I saw the recognition was
mutual, as the rich blood flushed cheek
and forehead, and then retreating, left
them pale.
His eyes, dark, penetrating, and
hsaded by long, drooping lashes, looked
unflinchingly into mine, as he bowed
and said, in Spanish :
" We have met before, Senor; tonight
I will explain ; till then have patience,"
And tlien in English, which had just
accent enough about it to make it inter
esting, he continued, "I am happy to
meet you, sir."
I bowed, and, with another look at
the dark, handsome face, I turned, and,
offering my arm to a lady, we followed
onr host in to dinner.
" Who is that handsome gentleman ?" \
asked my lady companion, indicating
the person to whom I had last been .
44 1 was intnxlnced to him, and the
name is Senor EJmond Madrida," I re-'
44 He is a snperb-looking man—just
the oDe I should select as the hero fori
a novel, were I to write one," and so I
thought, as I gazed upon Edmond j
Madrida, who was pleasantly convening
with a ladv upon his left.
It was a lovely moonlight night that;
. followed the day of my arrival at'
Mountain Home, and our whole party
sat up until after twelve o'clock, re- j
luctant to retire and leave such beauties
as surrounded them to the quietude
thaf would rest upon mountain, river
and valley when merry voices, ringing
laughter aud music were hushed in
I was standing upon the veranda,
gazing upon the moonlit river that roll
ed by far before me, when Edmond
Madrid a came from the house, smoking
a fragrant cigar, and joining me, said,
while he offered his cigar-case:
*' Let as stroll down toward the blnff,
and enjoy a ramble and quiet smoke."
" I am willing, Senor," I answered.
And together we walked along the wind
ing moonlit path which led to a small
summer-house, built upon jutting rocks
which overhung the Hudson.
For' some moments we stood in
silence, gazing upon the grandeur of
the scene around us ; but at length my
companion spoke.
" Colonel, do you remember our last
meeting ?"
" I do; it was in Mexico, and you
then commanded a band of brigands."
" Yonr memory serves you well
Senor. I saw you recognized me, as I
did yon, and I now wish to offer an ex
planation to you of my presence here.
Suppose we converse in Spanish ?"
" As you please, Senor Melincho."
" Hush ! breathe not the name of
Melincho here. I am now Edmund
Madrida," interrnpted the Mexican;
and then, after a moment's siience, he
took the cigar from his lip, and threw
it far over the river, and watched its
downward flight until the tiny spark
was lost to sight in the gloom cyuit
across the river by the mountain.
" Colonel, it was just after the civil
war in America that we met You bad
become separated from your men, was
fired upon by some of ray men, your
horse killed, and yourself injured by
his falling upon you. You remember
when you told me you had been a Con
federate officer, and was then going to
give your sword to Juarez against
Maximilian, I instantly had you , re
leased, gave you another horse, r and
while you remained in my camp a week,
I believe, treated you well."
"I remember perfectly vour kind
ness, and ever shall thank—''
" I wish no thanks, Colonel; it was
duty. Kindness is merely a refined
selfishness. It is seldom, jf ever, dis
interested. But to continue. I knew
of you afterwards joining Juarez, and
of his unkind treatment of those who
offered to serve him. Bat of me you
knew nothing, only that I was the
Brigand Chief Melincho, who was out
lawed by either party, and whose blows
only fell upon the enemy of bis country,
Maximilian, although he had much t*
revenge from those he served.
"I am a Mexican, and proud of it,
though my poor struggling country has
1 done little of late to win the fear and
respect of nations ; but I am proud of
the blood that flows in my veins; and
thirty rears ago, when but an infant.,
my father died, and left me an unsul
lied name, the memory of his brilliant
reputation an a soldier, and the grandest
and wealthiest old place in Mexico.
"My father's nearest friend, or rather
oflleer, Colonel De Leon, was appointed
my guardiau ( and in his hands rested
the entire oohtrol of my property.
"When ten years of age I was"sent to
Europe, and remained there, receiving
my education in the best universities,
until I wgs twenty-one, and then I re
turned to Mexico to find Colonel De
FHKD. Iv riITZ, Kditorund I Voprietor.
Loon, my guardian, had gambled avra;
• all of mv wealth, except the home o
my childti- od, and of my grandfather
before me. In this he was living, u<
to my reproaches upon his ootidue
turned me from it almost a beggar,
"1 went to law to recover mv proper
ty, but uot a perns could I get, no
could ! punish him for his perfidy, a
my father, iu perfect confidence, hai
given him complete power over all.
"In a frenxy of disappointment, I do
terniined to seek revenge and drive hiu
i from my home, and, with a picket
number of men. I went to the haciondi
! one night aud demanded admission,
intended to take him from the house
make him sigu certain papers, and tbei
force him to lea\e Mexico under paiuo
death if he ever returned to the country
Contrarv to my expectation*, he resists
me, fired upon my men, and, as I game,
lan entrance into the house, attaeke,
me with a drawn sword.
"I ordered him off, but he still *d
vaueed, and, in self-defence, I fire,
upon him, and he fell dead at my feet
"Tlie deed was done, and I had n<
course left me but to fly, for he wa:
loved by the neighborhood, stood higl
in authority with the Government, an,
1 knew death would be the penalty o
my crime.
"I took from the house some valua
ble* which had belonged to my ances
tors, and which, strange to say, he hai
not gambled off, for they were jewels o
great price, and, telling my companions
to help themselves, I seized a caudh
and set fire to tlie mansion where tiiosi
of my name had lived for many loiq
"By its bright light I fled from th<
spot toward the mountains, resisting
with arms, the forces sent to eapturi
me—for the servants had alarmed tin
neighbors, and they had turned ont it
large numbers to revenge the death ol
Colonel De Leon.
"It was a bloody path we left behin,'
ns that night, and its cruel deeds throng
upon me. in memory ; but it was brough!
on by his resistance, for, bv the Virgin
I intended him no personal harm.
"But to the end: I was outlawed hi
I tlie government and my met*, so I be
came a bandit. My band strengthened
dav by day, and each year the name ol
Meliucfao became more and more dread
ed. I waged war upon the enemies ol
Mexico, attacked government tiains t
pay my men, but spared private citizen*
and their property, and never allow,*]
, one of my band to shed innocent Wood.
" When Maximilian came to Mexico 1
fought against him aud his followers,
and ceased my war against my own
government, for 1 knew that all of oui
country's soldiers were needed to resisl
the Franco-Germanic usurpation ol
" It was the year after I met you,
Colonel, and shortly after the execution
lof Maximilian—who, had he caught
Juarez, would have dealt him a like
> fate, and Americans would not have
felt the same sympathy for the Mexican,
fighting for hfs country, that they did
; for a foreign prince, battling for power
to rule the people of another tongue—
yea, it was shortly after Maximilian's
death that I came across a party of my
men who had surrounded a carriage
: containing tin old gentleman and his
daughter. They were Americans, trav
! eling through the country, the old geu
| tlem&n having visited Mexico to look
after some mining property he had
"My men. contrary to ray orders,
had fired upon the carriage, and the
: coachman and footman were both killed,
' while one ball had seriously, but not
1 fatally, wounded the gentleman. For
' tunately, the young lady remained un
hurt, aud though her face was pale
with fright and her eyes wore an anxious
look about her father, I never gazed
upon so beantifnl a woman.
" Her reproachful glance met mine as
I advanced toward her, and at once
' assured her that everything should be
; don* for her father's comfort, and my
; men should be puuished severely for
| disobeyipg my orders.
"I then gave orders to have another
. horse bitched to the carriage in the
place of one that was wounded, and to
my utter surprise, uot a man moved. I
repeated the order, and then one of
them, a tall black-bearded fellow, whom
L bad once before caught is mischief,
stepped forward and said :
" This is too rich a prize to let go,
chief, and I, for one, am not going to
i lone it."
" I repeated my order, and for tlie
last time, for, seeing he would not obey
me, I raised my pistol and shot him
through the heart."
" Another of the band sprung toward
me with a drawn knife, but I sent him
to join his comrade, and this cowed the
others, who instantly obeyed my orders.
"I bod Mr. RodmAn and his daugh
ter conveyed to a hacienda near, and
there made as comfortable as possible,
and myself watched over the wounded
man during the weeks of recovery."
" It was two months before Mr. Bod
man was able to resnme his jonmey
and leave for the United States, and in
those two months I had learned to mad
ly worship Ellen Rodman, and I wrung
irom her a confession that were I not a
bandit she would liecoine my wife, for
she admitted her love for me, she urg
ing me to relinquish my wild life and
to leave Mexico, when I could flee from
my bitter past, but telling me at the
same time that while her father lived
she would never leave him."
"Thus we parted, Mr. Hodman thank
ing me warmly for what I had done for
him, but with a certain manner that
showed me that, in his eyes, f was but
a robber chief, though his daughter
might believe me not altogether cruel
and crime-stained.
"Ellen Rodman, whom I so wildly
loved, returned to her home in New
York, whilo I remained in the fastnesses
ol the Mexican mountains.
" But not for long. I was a changed
man, and determined to leave my native
land and lead an honest life. I gather
ed togctlmr only He wealth I lnul cap
tured from mv uttackt against Maximil
ian, relinquishing to my band all that I
had won otherwise, and, with the jewels
which I have before mentioned, I left
the country.
" Shortly afterward it was reported
that the famous Melincho was killed,
and ■ body, terribly disfignrcd, was
taken and buried as his; but this I
managed by placing my clothing upon
the body ola Mexican officer, killed in
a duel, and disfiguring the face so as to
be unrecognizable.
1 1 sailed for Europe, and with the
jewels and other property in my pos
session, found myself a rich man.
"In London I met our host, and
Sromised him, if I ever came to America,
> visit him. 80, arriving last week, I
met him in New York, and came up
home with him.
"The name that I bear is my own,
being Edmond Madrida Melincho, but
the latter I have discarded forever.
Once since my arrival have I seen
Ellen Rodman, but without her seeing
me, and I learn that her father is dead,
having died two years ago, and left her
poor, and that she -is now living with a
maiden aunt, her father's sister.
" Now, Colonel,you know my history,
and I will candidly say that it Is my in
tention to make known my presence to
Ellen, tell all of my life, and ask her to
be my wife, and wno that knew my
story would condemn me. You will not
betray me, will yon, Colonel t"
The Mexican finished his story of
hitter wrong Hour him, and of hi* blood
stained hfo that followed, and, will
anna folded upon hia heart, and liti
eyre looking deep into mine, nwaittH
; tnv answer.
"I offered my hand, and to hia que*
turn answered:
I " Scaur Madrida, no act of mine ahal
ever cause you to regret the confident*
placed IU me ; and as 1 know Miaa Hod
man, 1 may be of aerviee to you."
" Thank yon, Colouel; many time
thank you. To-morrow we will talk to
gather about it. Now t ia duvlighi
nearly, for, see, the nky ta getting fmghi
beyond the mountain," and placing hit
arm iti miue, we returned to the house,
and then retired to our rooms.
It was arranged that I should call UJHU:
M ;ss and tell her the history
! of Kdmoud Madrida'a life aa he had tohl
it to me, and if 1 found aha was stil
true to her lore for him, that I was tc
bring him to the house and introduM
him, as a (Rend of mine, to her auul
and herself, and leate the rest to fate.
Upon mjr return to Now Turk I called
upon Ellen Rodman. and at the tlrsl
mention of tho Mexican'a name I saw
that sltO had uot ceased to love him,
aud win-a my atorv waa ended she beg
geil mo to bring lum at once to her.
Miss Mary Rodman, Ellon's a tint,
was delighted with my foreign friend,
and M fat :i— three months after—Ed'
inond talked for the hand of her niece,
the old lady granted it willingly, and 1
verily taiievo that the only regret ol
the >ieur old soul was that site was not
forty ye tea younger, to marry him her
Thus were two lovera made happy,
and in one of the pleasant |K>rtious ol
our almost boundless republic they live
together ui peace and Contentment in M
lovely home, far from the atrife of busy
Moths In Furniture.
There are two Bpeoiea of motha which
infest furniture. One W> a large fly, o(
silvery white color ; the worm of the
same is shaped like a chestnut worm,
and is familiarly kuowu. It rarely in
fests furniture. The other ia a small
fly, of a dark drab color ; the worm u
about one-fourth of an inch long, and
t;i)>eruig from the head to the tail. It
was first observed by upholsterers abonl
thirteen years ago. This fly penetrate*
a sofa or chair, generally between the
bark sofas, or undar the scats, where
the vacancy among the spring" affords
a safe retreat. It inay make a lodgmeut
in one week after thefmniture is placed
iu a house. If such should be the case,
• in two months the worm will appear;
and theeontiuual process of procreation
in a few mouths increases the aumbei
! to thousands.
This moth has no season. It destroy*
in winter and stimmeralike, as it is kept
in uctive life by the constant heat ol
the house. We find at the same time
in tho siunc piece of furniture the fly,
the worm, and egg*—thua ahowisg tlist
they are breeding and destroying all the
, lißie. 2(does not eat good pure, curled
hair, l>nf fastens its roeoou to it, the
elasticity of which prevents its being
disturbed. The inside of furniture is
used by it only for purposes of propa
The worm when ready for food, crawls
out aud destroys the covering, if of
woolen or plush materia!, and falling to
the carpet destroys it. They rarely
out through plush from the inside, as it
is of cotton back, but there are lustauces
where they have cut up muslin on the
outside backs of sofas. There is no pro*
tection against it but continual care.
New furniture should be removed
from the walls at least twice a week at
I this season of tha year, and shonld tie
well whisked all round, and particularly
under the seats, to prevent the fly from
lodging. This is an effectual preven
tive, and the only one known. Cayenne
pepper, Scotch snuff, turpentine, aud all
other remedies for protection from the
large moth are of little or no avail
against the furniture moth. Saturation
with alcohol will not destroy them when
in a piece of furniture.
If the furniture is infested, they may
be removed by taking off the muslin
from nnder the seats, and off the outside
ends and books, where they congregate
most, aud exposing it to the air aa much
possible. Boat well with a whisk or the
open hand, and kill all the flies aud
worms which show themselves. This
done often will disturb them, aud may
make them leave the fnrnitnre, as its
desire is to be left qniet. When tho
furniture is free from moths, and is to
bo luft during the summer months With
out attention, it may be protected by
camphor in small bags, or highly con
centrated patcliouJy. The safest way is
to have furniture well whisked twice a
If tho moth attacks the carpet, which
they wiH first do nndor the sofas and
chairs, spread a wet sheet on the carpet
and pass a hot fiat-iron over it quickly—
the steam will effectually destroy Isith
worm and egg. If fnrnitnre is delivered
in a dwelling free from moths, the up
holsterer's responsibility ends there,
and nil rests with the housekeeper, an no
tradesman can tell whether the moth
will attack it or not. There are eases
where the furniture lias been in use ten
or twelve years before being attacked.
It would lie as fair to hold the tailor re
sponsible for tlie safety of clothing as
to hold the npliolterer responsible for
the safety of furniture.— Cabinet Maker.
The New Fifty Cent Note.
The plates for the new fifty cent note
have been prepared at the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing of the Treasury
Department, and the work of printing
the new note will bo commenced next
week, though it will be probably a num
ber of days before tho note will be
issued to the public. The new note will
be about a quarter of an inch shorter
than that now iu circulation andaqnar
ter of an inch wider, its dimensions
taing three and three-quarter inches
1 rag by two inches wide. On tlie face
of the note, left hand side, is a vignette
head of Hamuel Dexter, who was Secre
tary of the Treasury in 1801, and a for
mer Governor of the State of Massa
chusetts. On the right of the note is a
•orlion of geometnoiil lathe work, with
tne words " Fifty cents," in white let
ters, engraved across the face. The
story or lettering on the note is the
same as on the present issne, with the
exception of the words "receivable for
all United States stamps," at the bottom
of the old note, which are omitted on
the new one. The seal is printed in the
centre of the face, and is enclosed in
eycloidal work, a new feature upon frac
tional currency. The bark of the note,
which will be printed in New York, will
be in green. It is made np of geomet
rical lathe work and scrolls. On the
right hand corner the word " cents"
found on the old note is omitted, and
tlie numeral "50 " takes its place. The
date of the passage of the act authoriz
ing the issue is omitted from the face
of the new note snd put upon th* bnek
thereof. On the left hand side of the
hack there is an open space to show the
fibre iu the paper, and it will not be
shown on the face as much as in the old
note. The new note, of course, will
taks the place of the one now in circula
tion, as the present issue has been coun
terfeited, although not to any great ex
tent. No other new fractional currency
will be issued at present.
Absense makes the heart grow fonder
—of some one else.
A Garden of Vour Own.
H lmt III* llanUui) Han ThtuSi Abuul
lit. Mailer.
The chief charm of having a garden
of your own is the fresh state of the
vegetables which daily garnish your ta
ble. Any one who has always depended
on a store for his supply dons not have
the faintest conception of the su|M'riui
flavor, tune aud elasticity of Vegetable*
gathered fresh every morning fruui
your own garden. Aside from this ben
efit, gardening isthemost health-giving
' occupation known toman, unless we ex
sept that of a physician, which wedont.
| There is a man who lives on the other
side of our street who has a garden, ami
has fresh vegetables every day, our
, folks say. We don't know anvtliing
about that, but we do kuow that Le has
a garden, because we see him out in it
every morning, iu shirtsleeves and slip
per*, picking cucumber and sotntsli
bug*. We kuow wheu he gets hold of
oue by the way he shuts his mouth snd
: fingers. Sometimes he doesn't catch
the oue he ia after, and sometimes he
makes a half dozen posses ut oue bug.
Every time he makes oue of those passes
he says something. The first remark is
not very plainly neard, but the next is
quite so, and tlie observation that fol
lows after Uie sixth unfortunate pass,
appears to go completely through our
He jumps around this wav for about
an hour, and having got his blood up to
fever heat, goes iu and drinks a cop of
tabling coff e, and Uien goes to business.
At noon he goes out there to kill a
couple more bugs, but doesn't do it.
He finds two hens from the next house,
,iu the cucumber patch. They have
scratched down to the 000 l earth, aud
thrown the parched soil of two cucum
ber hills over their hacks, and with one
eye closed in a speculative way, are
(Linking of the intense best aud the
short grass crop. When they see him.
and the preparations of welcome he has
hastily got together, thev g>-t up and
leave. The first thing he throws at
them knocks a limb from a choice |Mar
tree, and the next thing, which is gen
erally a pail, goes through a glass cover
to some choice flower seeds, and KMMW
its bail. He then goes into the house
aud get* some more boiling coffee, and
says tlie man next door is something we
uever put iu print, and goes to business
again. At uiglit be comes home and
kills bngs until supper time, and then
goes iu with his finger* smelling as if
he had shaken hands with twelve hun
dred bed-bugs.
He keeps his boy home from school
to watch the gordcu, and guard* against
the encroachment of straving cattle.
1 The boy geta several other Luvs to come
over and help him. They take a half
dozen sheets out of the wash, snd put
up a circus in the back part of the yard,
, and some vicious boy who hasn't pins
enough to get iu, leares tlie front gate
open, and when tha circua is in the
midst of its glory, the cry of " a cow in
I the garden !' break* "up* tlie perform
ance, and semis both artists And audi
ence in pursuit of the l>east. When our
neighbor cornea home that niglit to
gather vegetables fresh from the gar
( ,len. and smash bugs with his fiugeraud
. thumb, and goes out and looks at the
destruction, it it altogether likely the
first thing he think* of is the danger in
eating store vegetable* which have lieen
picked some days before, and allowed
to swelter aud wither in noxioua bar
rels, aud how much tatter it is to have
everything fresh from the garden. But
we are not certain. Neither is the pro
priator of the circa*.
A Belgium Story.
We quote from tbe Belgium new*,
paper* the following account of a dread
ful tragedy that occurred iu a little vil
lage near Brussels. A farmer and his
wife had plotted to murder their niece
during her sleep, to rob her of I.&W
franc* that she was taking to her sick
mother. In order to foil the future
searches of tho police, they, previously
to perpetrating the crime, were engaged
in digging a largo hole in their garden,
so as to bury the body in it, when the
young girl, w'ho, not being asleep, had
'heard her terrible sentence, rushed out
by tha window and ran to the police
station, distant one mile only.
But as soon as she was out, tlie
daughter of the farmer, who was not
expected home that night, came Iwek,
and not wishing to awaken anybody in
tbe hon*e, went iioiselciudy into the
tad where her cousin had been lying s
few minutes ago. She soon fell asleep,
and thus her mother, not being aware
of the Providential substitution, owing
to the darkneas of the niglit, broke her
own daughter's neck with on axe.
Thi* being done, the two were going
to the garden, carrying tho corpse, en
veloped in a le<l*pre*d, when two gon
darmes, accompanied by tbe fngitive
girl, rushed into tho house with lanterns
in their liands.
At the sight of their niece, whom
they thought they had murdered, the
two wretches took off the covering and
found their unfortuuate child killed by
their own hands.
Tho man, taking a huge butcher's
knife, plunged it into his breast snd
fell dead on the ground. A* to the
woman, who was prevented from com
mitting snieide, she became insane, and
is now shnt np in a lnnatic asylum,
where she in expected soon to die from
mental exhaustion. A more horrible
account has rarely been registered iu
the annals of crime.
Official Postage-Stamps.
Tho new postage-stamps ol the Post
office Department are pretty things, ns
postage-stumps go, ami pretty mainly
becauoo they ar plain. A fargo nu
meral in the centre, inst-ad of a por
trait head, denotes the denomination,
and the words "offleinl" above ami
" stamp " talow thow its exclusive pur
pose. The words " Post-offiro Dept."
above this oval centre, and the denomi
nation repeated tath in letters and fig
ures, with the initials U. 8. below, com
plete the stamp. It is a pleasant black
and white in color, made neutral by
finely engraved lines.
This new stamp is exclusively for the
Post-ofllco Department, and is only s
specimen of a great variety of them, de
signed of all denominations for nil the
departments. A great variety of stanqm
of many denominations have been de
signed for all the departments, bnt dif
fering for each.
Balling Boats.
A word to Innd-lubbers who nail hosts.
Rarely on accident happens when n boot
is well managed. Of late n class of
boats havo been built which reqnire
great cure in handling them—small
sloops with one sail of inimeuoe propor
tions. Amateur boat sailors who sail
small boats should observe a few simple
rules. Neyer make your sheets fast,
as you can hold them easily by taking a
half turn round the elects. When the
wind is "puffy," be very watchful, and
"luff" in season, and never "jibe"
when it is blowing fresh. If you want
to come about, bring your bont's head
to the wind. Don't carry sail too long,
reef in season. Never carry itoxicating
liquors in your boats. With a fresh
northwest wind blowing, a mnn who
undertakes to sail a modern-built sail
boat needs all his faculties clear and
Our Visitor.
He came in with an interrogation
point iu one eye, and a stick in one hand.
One eye was covered with a haiidker
j chief ai d one arui in a sling. His bear
ing was that of a IUUU with a settled
purpose in view.
" 1 want to see," said he, " the man
Hint puts thiuga iuto this pMjier."
We intimated that several of unearned
a frugal livelihood in that way.
" Well, I want to see the man which
cribs things out of the other papers.
The follow who writes mostly with
f shears, you understand."
We explained to him that there were
seasons w lieu the most gifted among us,
' driven to frenzy by the scarcity of ideas
ami events, and by the clamorous de
mands of an insatiable public, iu uio
-1 meiita of emotional insanity, plunged
the glittering shears iuto our exchungea.
lie went off calmly, but in a voice
tremulous with supp eased feeling sud
indistinct through the recent loss of
half a dozen or so of his front teeth :
"Just so. I presume so. I don't
know much about this business, buf 1
want to see a man, trie man that printed
tiyit little piece about pouring cold
water down a drunken man's spine of
, hia back, aud rnakiug him instantly
sober. If you please, I want to see
that man. I would like to talk with
i Then lie leaned his stick against our
desk and spit on his serviceable hand,
and resumed his hold on the stick as
though he was weighing it After
studyiug the stick a minute, he added
, iu a somewhat louder tone :
" Mister, I esm here to see that 'ere
man. I want to see him bad."
" Just so. I presume so. They told
me tafore 1 come that the man 1 wanted
to see wouldn't he anywhere. I'll wait
, fur him. 1 Uve up north, and I've
walked seven miles to converse with
that man. I guess I'll sit down and
He sat down by tbe door and reflec
tively pounded the floor with hi* stick,
hut his feeliug* would not allew him to
keep still.
" I supjMise none of you didn't ever
jiour much eohi water down any drunk
en man's back to make him instantly
sober, perhaps."
None of its iu the office htul ever
tried the experiment.
"Just ao. I thought just aa like as
not you hal uot. Well, mister, I have.
I tried it yesterday, and I have come
•eveu miles an foot to see the man that
printed that piece. It v asn't much of
a piece, I don't thiuk ; but 1 want to
see the man that printed it, ju*t few
minute*. You see, John Smith, he
lives next door to my house, when I'm
*t home, aud he gets how eame-you-so
everv little period. Now, when he's ao
hcr he's all right, if Ton keep out of his
war ; lmt when he's irnnk he goes home
' and breaks dishea and tip* over the
stove and throws hardware around, ami
makes it inconvenient for hia wife, and
sometimes ho gite bin man aud goes out
calliug on his neighbors, and it ain't
1 pleasant.
Not that I want to say anything a!>out
! Hraitb : but me and my wife don't think
I ho onght to do no. He came home
< drnnk lately, end tmkc all the kitchen
. wiudows out of his house, and followed
his wife round with a carving knife,
talking about her liver, and after a while
he lay down bv my fence and went to
*lecp. I had lieeti resiling that little
' piece ; it wasn't much of a piece, and I
' thought if I could pour some water
down hi* spine, on his hack, and make
him sober, it would lie more comforte
blo for hia wife, and a square thing to
,do all around. Bo I poured a bucket
of spring water down John Smith's
spine of his back."
" Well," said we, as onr visitor
paused, "did it make him sober?"—
Our visitor took a firmer hold of hia
stick and replied with increased emo
• tion :
"Just an. I suppose it did make him
as sober as a judge in less time than
you could sav .Tack Robinson , but, mis
ter, it mode Lira mad. It made him the
maddest man I ever saw, and Mister John
Smith is a bigger man than me and
stouter. lie is a good deal stouter,
i Bin—bless him, I never knew he was
half so stout till yesterday, and he's
handy with his fists, too. I should stip
' ]<oo he's the handiest man with hii
list* I ever saw."
"Then he went for yon, did he?" we
t asked, innocently.
"Just so. Exactly. I suppose he
went for me about (he liest he knew,
1 but I don't hold no grudge against Jno.
Smith. I suppose he ain't a good man
' to bold a grmlge against, only I want
to see the man what printed that piece.
I want to see him bad. I feel aa tho' it
would soothe mo to see that man. I
went to show him how a drunken man
acts when you pour water down the
spioe of liis back. That's what I come
1 for."
Onr visitor, who hud poured water
down the spine of a drnnden man's
back, rema.ned until about fl o'clock iu
the evening, aud then wentnp street to
find the man. The man he is looking
for started for Ala -kn last evening for a
slimmer vacation, and will uot he back
before September, 1878. I'tica Herald.
Brought Bark to Life.
A curious story of the bringing to life
of a man who had committed suicide by
hnnging t Valde-Grmse, Canton Fri
burg, is told by the Confrdere. On
the first diagnosis the doctors affirmed
that asphyxia was complete; Hie body |
gave not tho slightest sign of life, it j
being blue and rigid. One of tlie i
physicians present,, however, would not
leave tho corpse without making a final !
experiment on it. He uncovered the !
breast, and attempted for sumo time to ;
induce respiration by artificial moans,
but without result lie then applnsl
the hole of an electric battery to the
possngo of the pneumo-gaatrio nerves, \
ami caused a atToiig current to pass at
intervals of four seconds. Almost im
mediately feeble signs of respiration
reiqipeured. Five minutes afterward
the radical pulse and the cardiac pulse
ugainliecome perceptible, Thccpiglnttin
was tumefied, and it was necessary to
pull the tongue out of the mouth by
ineana of n pair of pinchers in order to
render the respiration freer. A few
ounces of blood were then drawn from
the medioeephalic vein. Tho dilated
pupils contracted gradually, and the
aignti of life became more and more
manifest. The patient was then able
to swallow a small quantity of alcohol.
Finally a slight muscular contraction
was perceptible without the intervention
ot electricity ; tho scusibility of tlie
cornea reappeared; then tho feet be
came warm again, and noon after tho
regular pulsation of the carotid arteries
were easily perceptible.
that tlie cost of living in Ban Domingo
for a family of five persons doea not ex
ceed $1 a day, and that on that amount
they can live excellently. A comfort
able house can be rented atslo a month,
and a cook can be hired for $5 a month.
The new American settlement of Ra
mans Bay is said to offer even greater
advantages. But the disadvantages are
not mentioned.
The report from the Maine hay crop
is to the effect that the quantity will be
a good average, and that the quality has
never been surpassed in the knowitdge
of hay-makers in the Stat®.
A Village on Fire.
A PttrfHl
A Michigan paper publishes a private
letter from Kiate Heuator MeOuwau to
his wife, giving an aeoouut of tha great
firs at Michigawuu. After describing
the spread of the flames iu the forests
surroiiiidiug the village, he aays :
" We saw it was useless for us to try
to do anything except, if possible, save
our lives. We ran to the lake aud got
out im a point. But the directum of
the shore was east and west, aud the fire
was sweeping down upou us. 1 went
to the edge of the water, aud looked up
ami down. The liue of safety seemed
to be in the water, and iu I went. I
picked up a board six or eight feet loug
aud waded out to get a better view of
the situation. Just east of tna I saw
some men trying to get a hewn stick in
to the lake. I went to them, but they
liiid given it up aud were looking for
boards. I urged them to put in the
timl>er, aud, at my solicitation, they
tried again and we succeeded iu launch
ing it. One of the men had a plank,
and I hail my board. We laid the board
aud plank across the timber, which was
probably tweutv five feet long, and with
this raft six ol us put to sea iu tlie
teeth of a furious wiud that sought to
drive us iuto tlie fire. After struggling
awhile, I told the men to keep the tim
ber from turniug, aud I clambered nu
astride of it, uesr the " bow" end, aud,
with my board for a paddle. I struck
out It was terrible work. The winds
snd the wsves were against u. The
lake was white with foam. We had
made about four roda from ahore wheu
one of the tallest men, letting himself
down, said his feet were on a rock.
Our strength was almost exhausted, so
we told him to hold us. I slipped down
fr >m my wooden nurse, aud on examin
ation we found the rock large enough
to allow two of us to stand on it We
took a long breath, and went iuto com
mittee of tlie whole on the situation.
If we should undertake to row our craft
further from the fire, we would soon lie
overcome, aud then be blown directly
iuto it Toe unanimous verdict was.
that we would take our chsueea there.
The fire was eruuud us, eliove us, every
where. The water w* full of strug
gling people. We held to the stick.
Two of us would stand ou the rock at a
tune aud anchor the rest, who floated
like sea weeds from along the sides of
the timber. Wheu the hot sir swept
down upon us, we put our faces close to
the water sud aliut our months. For
an hour suds half we were there in
tlie water, and I lx-oame terribly ehilled.
By and by the worst of the fire was
over, aud a couple of Hwedt 1 * came to
ward us with s boat. I was the worst
used up of any of the party, thoroughly
ehilled aud exhausted. Mv onmpautoitN
called to them to come am) take me off
They helped me iuto the boat, and the
Swedes took me to the little steamer
which was anchored further out in the
lake. I gave them $2 to go beck eud
briug off another of the boys who was
also badly chilled. Aa soon aa I got
aboard the boat I commenced wringing
my clothes as well as I could and exer
cising all I was able. The hot air and
•moke had made my lungs so sore I
could uot breathe deep, and every
breath was painful. However the air
was still warm from the fire, end I grad
ually grew warmer. We sent every
boat we could after the people iu the
water, and on the points, until st lsst
our little steamer wss loaded. The fire
had swept by where onr reft wss, snd
tbe balance of our little party bed let
loose from the rock end floated ashore.
We were all ssTed. The mill was still
staudiug, but not out of dsnger. After
they hsd sounded the whistle, the peo
ple commenced gathering there. I can
not describe the scene here. I don't
wsu'l to try. The women and children
snd meu rushing about and crying and
begging to know something of the ab
sent one*. Yon may imagine it, don't
ask roe to tell it. The whole village
wss burned. Ont of 126 houses, onlv
three were left standing, snd one of
those wss burning liefore we left It
was impossible to tell how many lives
were lost
Eleven Thousand for a Dog.
There is an flll.OOOdog in Springfield,
Mass., according to the Jirpubliran.
This is s bare statement of fact. The
wav of it is lliia : The now uncomfort
able famous Mr. Btokes, of the New
York Tombs, owned a setter reputed
the best hunting dog in the city. Mr.
Hsrker, the owner of the noted stables,
wanted the setter and tried to purchase
him. But Btokes had just refused SW)
for him, ami didn't want to sell the dog.
Finallv, however, he told Harker that
a |>erhsps his hunting days were over,
although he would not sell ho would
make him (Harker) a present of the
dog. Barker would not, however, ac
cept the friendly offer without a recip
rocal one, and as he bad offered f 1,000,
engaged to give him the profit within a
specified time, on 1,000 shares of a cer
tain railroad stock. A rapid turn in
the market brought the aforesaid stock
to an advance of sll a ahore, and that
he offered promptly to make over to
Btokes for the setter. The speculative
young man, however, said, " Let it wait
ior a while ; perhaps I shall make more
yet." Instead of more he made less;
the stock fell as swiftly an it had risen,
and dropped flat on the market. So
for a little while the aet tor thnt Mr.
Harker prises ao highly, snd that can
be seen by the curious in Hampden
Park, was worth SII,OOO. What a halo
of glory encompasses that remarkable
dog !
In the Depth*.
Tlie results of the deep-sea dredging
by the scientific expedition lately sent
from England show that in " the deep,
unfuthomed caves of ocean" there sre
found sea-monsters far bigger, as well
as far uglier and farmore beautiful than
were ever transferred to an aquarium.
The caprella, or "phantom shrimp,"
for instance, which may be found on
sea-weed, sitting upright like a moukey,
holding on by his liind-clnws, and, with
ghastly grimaces, mesmerizing all pass
ers-by with his fore-claws, sits upon
sponges n mile or two deep in the dark
ness—there, however, not a quarter of
an inch, but three inches long. The
nymplions, sea-spiders, who crawl out
from uuder stones, and who, having no
body to apeak of, carry their stomach,
for economy of space, packed in long
branches up the inside of each leg, are
found iu the depths of the Arctic sen,
not, as in shallow water, half an inch,
but two feet in diameter."
Adamson, aged seven or eight years, of
Maysville, Cal., was sitting under a
shady tree, at his father's residence,
esting bread and butter. A caterpillar
fell upon the bread, unobserved by tlie
lad, and he put the morsel to his month
to take a bite, when the worm bit him
on the tongue. Immediately the tongue
swrlled until it nearly choked the boy.
The doctor applied powerful remedies,
only in time to prevents fatal result, as
he says ten minntes' delay would have
caused death.
" Yon sell watered milk, I see," re
marked a well-known dry-goods mer
chant to a restaurateur. " Well, what
•f that; don't yon sejl watered silk ?"
was the prompt retort.
Terms: 52.00 a Year, in .Advance.
Fish Culture by Farmers.
Why should not farmer* and other*
raise flsli for the market and for their
domestic uses, a* well aa cattle, fowl*,
or any other living stoek t For *o staple
and healthy an article of food, it seems
aa atxurd to be dependent upon chance
capture iu a wild state as it would be to
rely for our poultry upon the fortune of
the hunter or for our vegetable supply
upon the finding of suitable esculents
in localities iu which * knowledge of
tatauy may tell u* they ought ho grow.
The efforts of the flah commissioner*
in this and other parts of the couutry,
in stocking tho waters with the soawu
of valuable specie* of flah, will un
doubtedly largely increase the numlier*
of the fluny denizens of our river* end
stream*; but the labor of *rruriug en
abundant aud really obtainable supply
is thus ouly tagun, eud it serins to us
that it may be continued by every
dweller in the rural districts having the
simple fa -illlies requisite for the con
struction end maintenance of suitable
fish receptacles.
Artificial incubation snd the stocking
of private ponds are of course no novel
idea. History tells us of the vast sums
eipended for such purposes during the
decline of the Roman empire ; and pis
ciculture, especially in the monasteries,
seems to have flourished through the
middle agea. The success which has
attended all modern efforts in a similar
directum, even in the propagation of
the tmut and other delicate species,
leaves iittle doubt but that, at a very
moderate outlay of time and money,
every farmer oouhl provide himself
with a well stocked pond, which he
would find a constant source of valuable
Dr. J. 11. Hlsek, the New Jersey Com
missioner of Fisheries, writes to tbe
Tribune a letter containing tuany use
ful huits relating to Una subject. Re
ferring to tbe preparation of the ponds,
he aays that two points must not be
overlooked: proper proportions of tbe
hanks and freedom from surface water.
For the former, with ordinary loam, the
following proportions will be fonnd
correct: Let the base of the tank equal
three times it* height, and let tlie wtdUi
of Uie top equal the height. Thns, if
the tank be 10 feet high the liaae should
lie 30 feet and the width at the top 10
feet. The aluicea and overflow should
be made of stone laid iu cement Wood,
it is stated, will rot very rapidly and
will prove of no value. The services
of a competent engineer may be em
ployed to advantage, and the money ex
pended for such supervision will save
mnclt trouble aud vexation. Surface
water ia a fertile aonree of trouble, aa it
carries with it brush and leave*, which <
clog the screens, allowing the cantent*
to overflow aud permitting the escape
of Uie fishes. Iu moat cases, a senea
of ditches, entirely surrounding the
ponds, will carry off the surface water,
a gate being placed at the head of the
ponds with an opening only allowing as
much water to enter as can be readily
conducted away. At the sluice gates
screens of wire gauze must be placed to
prevent the egress of the fish. These
should be made of galvanized wire if of
large mesh, and of copper if fine. A
screen of coarser meah. placed s few
inches up stream from the fish screen,
will arrest much of the floating trash
and prevent clogging. This second
screen, called the l-f screen, should be
placed at an angle of about 60 deg.
that a greater surface may be exposed
to the water.
A* regards stocking the tanks, it can
hardly be expected that every farmer
can enter into the careful operations of
trout culture, but there are plenty of
other varieUes of fish suitable for food
which mv be easily and profitably
reared. The ordinary eat flsh {pimelo
du*) will thrive and breed in almost
stagnant water, and is hardy and endur
ing.. The female takes care of her
voting, which, for some weeks after
they are hatched, follow her about
aa chickens do a hen. For large ponds,
through which s gentle current can be
made to flow, the beat fish for tbe south
is the southern bass (gn/Met talmoide•.)
It has a variety of names and ia known
also as the yellow and black bass, trout,
chub, and growler. The adult fish is of
s greenish brown color with a bluish
black spot upon the gill, the young
having in place of the spot from two to
four longitudinal hers; the back fin is
spinous end high, end tlie tail ia similar
to that of the trout Besides the above
two varieties mentioned as examples,
there arc scores equally valuable aa food,
some indigenous to northern, others to
southern waters, which will probably
suggest themselves to our reader* inter
ested in the subject
If the pond be well supplied with
aonatic insects and plant*, tbe fisbe*
will need no food ; but generally over
stocking is the case and hence a certain
quantity is required. Any kind of ani
mal food, cooked or uncooked, is suit
able ; the cntralia of fowls, lights of
lieef, oxen and liogs, if thrown in in
small pieces, will In* eaten with avidity.
Australian *heep and Wool.
Some time since choice specimens of
sheep and wool were sent to this conn
try from Australia, with tlie idea that
the breed would ta a valuable accession
here. The wool was examined by the
most skillful dealers in tho country,
and the sheep were placed on the farm
of Henry 8. Randall, Cortland Co. The
final report is that the fleeces weigh
nlmat a pound less than those of our
American Merino*, and that although
the wool is finer, an American farmer
cannot afford to raise and keep such
sheep. They are well adapted, how
ever, to Australia, with its perennial
feed and almost free range, while the
fine quality of tbe wool meets a demand
in English and European markets.
What might ta done with Australian
sheep, if they were acclimated and
crossed with "other sheep, cannot ta
stated, but it seems tolerably cloar that
as the American Merino has been
brought up in this manner, it is hardly
worth while to go through this process
aitnplv to secure a result already ob
citement was caused in Utah by the an
nouncement in the Journal that Ant.
Eliza Webb Young, the seventeenth
wife of Brigham Young, had forever
left him, carrying off her furniture and
!>eraonal effect*. Brigham will endeavor
to replevin the gooda. Mrs. Young is
at the Walker House, and three leading
lawyers are abont to institute a suit for
divorce and alimony in a large snm.
Great revelations are expected concern
ing the inner domestic life of tbe
Prophet. Mri. Young is enjoying the
sympathy of the Gentile ladiea, and
polygamons Mormons are a good deal
RARE. —A young roan from Billtown
dined at a hotel in Oswego, the other
day, and as the waiters were taking
orders, he heard his next neighbor or
der, '* roast beef rare." When his turn
came he also said " roast beef rare." In
due time it came very rare. Looking
at it a moment he said, " Here, waiter,
I want mine cooked." The waiter re
sponded, " I thought you said roast
beef rare ? " " You don't call that rare,
do you? " interrogated Billtown. " Yes,
that's roast beef rare, ahnah," " Well,
if you call that rare, just take it back
and rare it over," says the Billtown aris
NO. 32.
The Deekers-
A llrtao Ami—Tfcslr OmhAh
Umvm V..
The 1 Junkers ir A very eurioua re
ligious sect, originating in the old
aorld, anil flourishing in various parts
of oar country, especially it* Lancaster
Coanty, Fa. They si* well-to-do far
mer*, and, as s friend lemarfced to me,
are likely to be found wbepevar there is
fertile limes tons soil. Their ministers
are uneducated and unpaid farmers;
their religion is a compound of honesty,
hrd work, and legal rites; their
churches are barns, and their chief
meetings concentrate themselves in
half yearly aenriona before and after
Leaving Litis after tea, we were
quickly carried' behind our landlord's
•soft and powerful horses through a
real garden land to the place of Danker
meeting—the large white bam <>f a rich
farmer of their persuasion. The lanae
leading to the barn were filled with car
riages, and the gronnda were crowded
wit spectators, who were grouped under
the apple trees or around the wide
opened doors of the barn. The aurvi
cm were well under way, and the inter
esting ceremony of fuet washing over
when we arrived.
With some difficulty we worked our
way over implements and hay pile* into
one corner of the barn, from which we
could overlook the whole scene. The
building had been cleared for Uw
brethren and sisters, who aat along nar
row tables ranged serosa the body of
the barn. A partition wall separated
the sexes, and over it we eonld see the
serious faora of the sisters, with their
white caps and white capes, while a row
of sedate brethren sat so near to as that
we oould have laid our liauda on their
hair, religioualy parted in the middla.
As we came in ther were silently per
taking of their lore feast. On the nar
now tables stood tin bowls of lambs'
broth, with the boiled joint aside of
them, breed and batter, and water
served oat of watering cans. About 250
were partaking of the meal by the light
of tallow caudles, and never a word was
spoken, except in address, or hymn, or
After the love feast was over, a speak
er significantly reminded as strangers
that as we did' not keep the Lord's feast
in this divinely appointed way we had
little to expect on the Day of Judg
ment. Then eame a prayer, the 19th
chapter of John, reooonting our Lord's
crucifixion, and the addreea of an old
white-bearded man, who, with rode but
deep pathos, told of Christ's love in His
redeeming death.
The leader bade them greet each other
with a " holy kiss " era they tasted their
Lord's sacramental sapper, and silently
and slowly the salutation passed down
one side the long tables and np the
other. Then the elements were conse
crated, and passed from hand to hand.
The scene was striking. The barn was
dimly lighted by the candles, the faces
of all vera sober, and some were
thoughtful Many of the men were
gray and toil worn, and some of the wo
men, if not beantifnl, had a sweet
charm in their faces. Sometimes a Oer
rnan or an English hymn ponied upward
among the rafters of the barn, and then
there was a deep silence again, broken
only by alight rustlings in the hay and
low whispers among the strangeta,
watching to see what new ceremony
would next be started from the cross
table at which the Danker preacher aat.
Hera waa a strange mixture of the true
and false; a ritual rude and yet refined,
and as closely absolved by these far
mers aa are the forma of St Albans by
its fashionable devotees.
Desertions from the T. S. Navy,
" Itsec," said a veteran shellback to
a reporter, to whom be u explaining
why ao many desertions took place from
the* nary, " when Jack baa come off a
long voyage he haa generally a few dol
lar* coming to him. Ilia first thought
is to get bis pay and leave of absence to
go on a spree. Yell find, though, that
as a rule days and weeks pass after a
ship has oorae in from a era is# before
the bands are paid off This is part of
the dodge I'm going to explain to yon.
The men get impatient, ami fret alter
the shore. But it's no use. The officers
tell them. ' You can get leave if yon
want itbut what'a the use of leave to
Jack without money? It ain't no more
use than that," said tbe veteran, putting
the last of a paper of tobacco into his
mouth and chucking away the tinfoiL
" When they get thoroughly wearied
I oat," tbe veteran continued, the par
master begins to sound them. Be
! generallv knows his men pretty well,
and understands how to approach the
subject He takes then one by one.
and condoles with them, and at last
Units that he would pay them their
money f< r a small commission out of
j his o'wn pocket, but that there would
be the devil to pay if they came back to
tbe ship and it visa found out Jack,
who is anxious to be off. and to get his
money at any price, don't stop to think,
; but let* the *psvmaster understand that
if he once gets his money and is clear of
the ship there are a good many chances
against his coming hack. Then the
paymaster comes out boldly and says:
• There's SOOO dne yon. If you'll take
: SBOO and call it square 111 give it to
I von, and I'll run the chsnce of getting
it beck." Ninety-nine times out of s
; hundred Jsck takes the money and
goes. Then to mske the thing* seem
all square, the paymaster debits Jack
with SBOO or S4OO worth of clothing,
, and so forth, which he never had, and
pockets the balsnoe of Jack's pay. The
captain and the paymaster always work
together in this matter, and when Jack's
; time expires and he don't return, his
name on the roll ia marked a D and
there's an end of it Why, there are
i thousands of deserters walking about
New York and Brooklyn to-day who
could be arrested in no time if the au
thorities pleased. If they were arrested
thongh, they would have a yarn to spin
that wouldn't be creditable to some of
the brightieat and highest-toned officers
of the navy."
Indian Idol Worship.
In May, there occurred near Luck
now, in India, a festival in honor of a
god worshiped in the form of a
monkey. An Indian paper saya that
"for several days 1)6 to re the festival
scores and hundred of men and boya
could be seen on all tbe roads leading
to the place, literally measuring their
way to the temple by prostrating them
selves flat on their faces, and making a
mark in the dust as far in front of the
head as the right hand oould reach.
The devotee then rolls over, and rising
up walks up to the mark he has made,
and again prostrates himself as before.
This exercise, continued as it is in the
hot sun and on the burning roads, is
exceedingly exhausting to the poor
wretches who engage in it, and it is a
pitiable sight to see a mother walking
beside her son, fanning him constantly,
keeping water at hand to refresh him,
and cheering him on when ready to
faint with exhaustion." The paper
charges that many Hindoos educated in
the English schools attend these fes
tivals, ostensibly to see the crowd, but
really to offer homage to "a fabulous
A swain at Salinas, Cai., had to leave
his bride waiting while he rode 120
miles to get a marriage license.
■ ™ Item* ef Interest.
How to knap up in the world—Never
get down.
The Idshoa, If. H., fold mines yield
|3O to the ton of pre, *
If I were in the gitrr snd ynn were out
ef it, what would t1 ( io sun f
A genius !s iMiptftlftj inppbaed to be
on* who can do anything except make a
Twenty rattle are reported to have
died of hydrophobia in Vancebon.,
Memphis has a population* of sixty
thousand inhabitants and 1,000 liquor
Why da I'bhda, ifttb# Jjlffa n*to
agree P Because tficy aptll out if
they didn't.
Vermont is e fortunate State. Ifa
outstanding debt now amounts to only
f 9897,600.
A party of Englishmen have arranged
for the purchase of 90,000 acres of land
in Kansas.
The Pall River Go-operative Associa
tion has deolared a quarterly dividend
of 12 per cent
The lowa Statu Fair will be held at
Oder Rapid*, from the of|. to the 12th
of September.
The Colorado desert only needs irri
gation to become one of the meet pro -
ductire spots on the continent.
A little boy at Maysville was with dif
ficulty saved from death from the Into
of a caterpillar on bis tongue.
Fifteen persons were badly injured
by ea accident on the Nashville Di
vision of the St. Louis and Southern
It is promised that Don Carlos will
noon re-enter Spain and take command
of hie forces.
There is an omnibus in Cincinnati
that baa killed thirteen persons in it*
eventful career.
Monroe, Wis., boasts of hewing fur
nished lour Fourth of duly orators to
bore other towns.
A Boston paper complain* that liquor
is still sold in more than two thousand
places in that city.
Love matches are often formed by
people who pay for a mouth of honey
with a life of vinegar.
An old men at La Crosse, who had
been blind seven year*, lately had his
sight restored by a fit.
The same mule that killed a man at
Lexington. Ind., was permitted to haul
the widow to the funeral
A religious sect at Laoouia, S. H.,
has revived the practice of publicly
washing each other a feel
Raspberries are said to give a rich
red color to those thai eat them. It
manifests itself in the nose.
A brother of one of the present Span
ish Cabinet Ministers is the Icedur of
the insurgent* is Carthagena.
In Braid ther have a disagreeable
specie* of sate which attack hut <ea and
men and sometimes overcome them.
One of the new Congressmen from
Wisconsin brings experience. He bae
been superintendent of a lunatic asylum
for five year*.
A young Cslifornian vno became in
toxicaled for the first time recently, felt
so keenly hie disgrace thai be took
•trychine and died.
DOT Carlos ha* appeared in Spain,
iaaned • proclamation, called on the
God of Armies, and promised to fight
for suffering Spain.
There is represented to be great ac
tivity in organising Farmers' Grange* in
California. There are nearly 100,000
farmers in the State.
We read that there an In Chicago's
new hotel, the Grand Pacific, fifty-nine
flights of stairs, thirty-eight nulcs of
wire, and 1,070 doors.
The projected tonne! through the
Rocky Mountains is to be nearly fifteen
miles in length : larger than the Mont
Cenia and Hooaac combined.
A Buffalo girl attempted suicida on
eooounk of tee degraded character of
her father and mother. Parent* an a
gnat trouble to young people now*-
Young men with a disposition to
"burgle,'' will be interested in know
ing that a full set of burglar's took, in
cluding revolvers and slungahots, costs
about SI,OOO.
A bare-footed Ohio girl, who walked
ten miles to hire out to hoe corn, waa
admired by a widower worth fifiO.OOO,
and the two an one now. Isn't then a
lesson in this 7
There an now seven pereops in Mary
land who have been eonvioted of mur
der in the first degree, of whom six
have been sentenced to death on the
gallows, and one is awaiting sentence.
Xorweigisn girls who have been do
ing kitchen work in lowa at $3 50 a
week, an hiriog out to woak in the
harvest fields at s2or3 per day. About
ten rente a day waa their figure " at
A traveler in the West, seeing a sign
over the door with this one word
" Agorseqnrd ere, ** tsked the woman
what she sold, when she said she did
not sell anything, but that *' agues waa
cared hen."
The most thoroughly ventilated man
in Oswego, says a Kansas paper, is a
hone thief wbom the beys followed
around for a while. He has nineteen
buckshot holes in hi* left breast and
twenty-one in his left arm.
An Atlanta doctor advises persona
afraid of cholera to stand on their heads
for one minute three time* a day. He
argues that this arrest* abdominal de
pression, and would be a healthful
gymnastic exercise at any time.
The New Albany (Ind.) Lodger says
that within the past six years nineteen
men Ivave been lynched in that vicinity,
all within the limit of five counties.
Fire of them were banged, at different
times, upon the same beech tree.
One of the editors of the Cincinnati
Enquirer recently saved the oook of a
canal boat from drowning, and has re
ceived a letter from the girl's father,
saying, " Yon bare saved the yy-1, and
she's your'n." No cards; no editor.
An English newspaper mentions that
a husband and wife recently set sail
from Derby for Glasgow, Scotland, on
the way to'Edinbnrgh, the wife having
on her knee her thirty-third baby.
Twenty-four of thr thirty-three are
still living.
A woman wna thrown from a wagon
into a ereek near Bingbamton, and hee
husband being too drunk to help her,
she was drowned. People came to the
spot and the body waa plaiuly seen ia
the water, bnt no one would pull it out
until a coroner came.
A gentleman, lately a resident ia
Tennessee, relates the following: Ho
repaired to a neighboring farrier to get
his horse shod, and was addressed aa
follows: "8 r, it's not the art! work as
urte the 'oof of the 'orse, but it's tha
'ainmer, 'atnmer, 'ainmer of the 'ard
'igh road." It is unnecessary to add,
that farrier was born in England.
A horse thief named Howard, lately
hanged by a vigilance committee iu
Missouri, was ascertained to have been
a member of that committee. The
regulations of the committee demand in
such cases that the offender.shall be
dragged to the place of execution by
the tail of a horse, an act of cruelty
that waa literally carried out in the case
of Howard. •
The New Brunswick Time* says that
on Monday and Tuesday last there were
picked on "the Gold Spring Berry Farm
421 basliels of raspberries, This is th*
largest day's work ever performed ct
this large farm, and the Timet donbta
that it was ever exoelled in the United
States. It took 26,944 pint baskets to
transport these berries to Newark, New
York, and other places.
A father of fifty children ia vouched
for by one of the most trustworthy and
respected citisens of "Waco, Texas, in a
letter to the Advance of that place,
which aays that by his first wife be had
thirteen children ; by his second, eigh
teen ; by hia third, teii; by his fourth,
six ; by his fifth and surviving wife,
three ; and that thirty-five of kk nu
merous progeny are still akfce.