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tonrnliiff to Walk.
Oily beginning the journey,
MUT a mil* to g*.
Lit*!* fe*t how they p*Nr,
VTandering to ami fro.
Trying again so bravely,
Laughing 111 baby glee,
HKUug it* fac* in mother . lap,
Proud a* i baby can N).
Talking the odd*t language
Er*r before W heard.
Tot mother- vouVS hardly think *o
t'udt :-m*o4* every word.
Tho ranpcr's Funeral.
There'. * grim oua-horae hearec on Jolly
To the churchyard a pauper h gohig, I wot":
11M rood it ia hard, and tho hoamo ha* no
And hark to the dirge that tho *ad dri versing*
Rattle hi* bone* over the .tone*,
lie"* only a pauper whom nobody own* 1
Oh! where are the mourner. ? Alaa! there
He haa left not a g*(> in the wwld now he'*
Vot a tear IU the eye of child, woman or mar -
To the grate with hie rarvaaa aa faat aa you
Hauls his bona* sear the atone*.
HeV ouly a pauper whom nobody own*!
Wliat a Joltiug. and creaking, and aptashin^.
Tb* whip how it cracks, and tha vfieri* ta>w
tbey #piu 1
How tha dirt right and laft o'er tho bsdgs* i*
MM pauper at length make* a aotas ia U>*
Rattle hi* bone* over the stones,
He's only a isuper whom nobody owns'
For pauper defuuet: he bw mats seme *i>-
To quale, r now. thai h is stretched in a coach;
He's taking a nJe in In* ctatrtaga at laat.
But it wiH not bo long if bo goto on ao fi*i~
Haiti* iua Uumb ow lbs atoue*.
U* a onlj a pauper a boot nobody own*!
Bat a troce to Una straw; for my aoul it a and.
To think thai a heart in humanity clad
Should 'make Uke the hruteo auch a deaolate
And depart from the fight without leaving a
Bear softly hie bor.ee over the atone*.
Thsegh a ,<atiper. h*' one whotn his Maker ret
A qi'EEK CASE.
Dr. Pfllogus shook his head. Cer
tain symptoms in the ease had mani
fested themselves, and were declared
bad. Dr. Pillogus therefore shook his
head, and felt that he was justified in
that somewhat ususual exhibition of
professional alarm. It is only on the
u that doctors make a practice of
shaking their heads
Dr. Pillogus" patient had male his
will in a ealm and rational mood. With
• the enatamory liberality of a dying man
who has money to leave— because he
can't take it with him—he had remem
bered a host of poor relations, who,
witbowt any intention on their part, en
tirely slipped his memory till now.
Let me explain.
Mr. Welford was a man of about
forty-five years. He was habitually
sedate, like a pnlpit; and, in other re
spects, heavy and amiable, like an ele
phant He was a man who had noth
ing in the world to do but eat, drink,
sleep and get stupefied over books. For
fortv-five years ho had tried to make
his life interesting to himself, bat only
with indifferent success. A painfnl
consciousness of utter useleasness op
pressed him. Now a man may be used
up, and incapable of new impressions,
and yet have a large stock of philosophy
on hand for the dull days of life. Every
thing depends on the material that is
used up. Men are not like gun-cotton,
what consumes and leaves no trace be
hind. Mr. Welford was exhausted
rather than used up. It was not that
his mind had been filled to over-flow
ing, bat that there was no mind worth
speaking abont to filL Every thing
crowded ami inconvenienced him ; ana
an idea would, I am sore, have occa
sioned him a painful death.
So he planted himself in a large gar
den on the shore of a beautiful lake in
Western New York, and enjoyed soli
tude with a wretched appetite for its
One fine spring morning—and how
glorious sreour spring mornings, burst
ing on the sober face of nature like
the coquettish laugh of a beautiful wo
man, short but delicious—one line
spring morning he made a remarkable
discovery in his natural historv; to wit,
that the birds went in pairs, fie brood
ed over tlris curious fact for three years,
renewing his observations with each re
turning spring. At the end of that
time he formed a resolution. He would
marry, and did so. The wife he select
ed was pretty, and strongly addicted to
true lov. At first she respected Mr.
Welford, then she admired, then she
loved him. Fnally, she fell down and
worshiped him. ' She made up hei
mind mat he was the best fnan in the
world, and she the happiest woman.
After which she abandoned herself to
Having exhausted his life with matri
mony, he tried medicine as a step to
tke grave. Dr. Pillogu* poked him in
the ribs, and told him he waa well;
drummed on his chest, and told him he
was well; looked at his tongue, and
told him he was well; felt at his pulse,
and told him he was well But Mr.
Welford had made up hia mind that he
was not well, and the doctor failed to
satisfy the patient. Doctors should
minister to minds diseased, whether
* the remedy be in their pharmacopoeia
or their bread-baskets. If the con
scientious Pillogus had doctored Mr.
Welford so as to have made him sick,
he weald have declared himself better,
for all he wanted waa a new sensation,
and it is eertainlyin the power of medi
cine to give yon that But the son of
Galen told the truth, and Mr. Welford
lost all confidence in science. He de
termined to doctor himself; and after
intense Btady and application, arrived
at the cheerful conclusion that he was
a dying man.
It was by a species of inspiration that
Mr. Welford came ts the certain knowl
edge of this fact He awoke one morn
ing, yawned, and said to his wife:
"My dear. I shall die on the 25th of
August, at 12 o'clock P. M. precisely."
The news came to him post-haste on a
night-mare. He did not for a moment
doubt its authenticity, but in a calm,
business-like way prepared for the
The first week he lost, what ghostly
cheerfulness he had ever possessed ;
the second week he lost his appetite ;
the third week he lost his pulse (the
doctor could find it only after \ long
search). Slowly, but surely, he de
scended into the before-mentioned Val
ley of Death, and wrapped himself in
the generosity of its atmosphere. That
is to say, he made his will.
And "it now wanted but twenty-four
hours of the crisis.
Mrs. Welford was in agany; Mr.
Welford placid and prepared. There
was no deceiving him. He had a clock
somewhere in his bosom, which beat
the minnteß of the hour with unfailing
precision. It had twenty-four hours only
to run. You might play tricks with it as
much as you liked, but you could net
make it go an hour longer.
No one felt more interested in this
strange case than Mr. Welford himself.
He felt a certain kind of pride in de
ceiving the doctor, and WA3 in every
respect under a personal obligation to
die at the specified hoar. He refused
all kinds of medicine and even food.
He became a snail-like skeleton, drag
ging a coffin about with him instead of
It was at this crisis that Dr. Pillogus
shook his head.
"That man will die. Nothing I can
do will save him." fir
While these things were going on at
FRED. KT'TiTZ, Kilitor aiul 1 Voprietor.
the Lakeside House, other event* trans
pired in the village hard by which had
•oxuo relation to tiiem.
A gentleman stood on Drake'* hotel
piaum smoking a cigar. He had a cane
in hi* hand, ami managed it *o severely
Uiat the intuitive cueased immediately
the owner w* a military man. If that
was not autHcient, other thing* were.
The military ehieftan scorned aileuce
and hated repose. When Le brought
' hi* foot to the grvmnd, the rafters trem
bled. If he wanted to ait down, he
seised a chair aud dashed it to the
1 ground, and then sauk into it heavily
, aud craukily. 1/ he wanted to place
hi* feet on* the balustrade, he nuug
them into the air first, and then brought
! theiu down with a swoop. When he
coughed, you conld hear him on the
: other side of the lake ; he did it dis
dainfully and defiantly, not inoeklv and
painfully. 1 am afraid this military
ehieftan* was orerl*\ariag, too, for some
of the hahitu< s of Drake's were soared
by his stony look. H- x had only l>een
there a couple of honrw, but the place
belonged to him aa much a* though he
had paid for it in hard cash, and hired
the help himself.
The oulv man the military ehieftan
condescended to notice w as Dr. Pillogua,
who dropped in as he was passing an
his way homeward. He had once had a
bayonet thrust iutohis bow els in Mexico,
and respected science for having stitched
up the uole.
They had a friendly conversation to
gether; that is to "say, Dr. Pillogus
tried to pump the stranger, and suc
ceeded in bringing up a few dnr sounds.
The doctor then poured in a bucketful
of hie own conversation to rtake it go
easier, lie related all the particular* of
a remarkable medical case in which a
patient re fuse* I to take medicine, and
vet was dying ; time, as it were, cheat
ing the honest practitioner out of his
privileges. The military chieftain was
interested, aud inquired the name of
the p v atieut.
The chieftuin elevated hi* eyebrows,
curled his mustaches, stiffened lisi
back, knocked the aaho* off his cigar,
and generally looked about as surprised
as n large nail when you hit it on the
" Know thp family ?"
" A sad case, sir."
The military cbieftxin made, a cavalry
cut with hit cane aud replied:
- " Very."
Eulargiug on this admission, ho after
" The man is a stupid blockhead, and
onght to have fifty lashes a day until he
feels that he is alive and kicking.
Everything has been done, you say,
and "he most make a widow of his
" Unless a sudden and very powerful
reaction takes place he will undoubtedly
"Sudden and very powerful reac
tion; how would a eowhidmg do ?"
Ths doctor thought it might be bene
ficial in some cases, but did not venture
to anticipate any happy results in Mr.
WelfDid'st. . y.
"If 1 call "lnm*"wat and shoot him
through the pistol arm, how would that
The doctor confessed that the idea
was a brilliant and laudable one, bnt
had some doubts of its success.
The military chieftain then swore a
little, and strode the piazza with a par
ticularly flat and heavy tread. It was
in vain that the doctor tried to get
something ont of him concerning his
knowledge of the Welford family. He
• • • • • *
When a man says that he will die, it
is by no means certain that he will do
so. " Obstinate on most subjects, he is
generally open toother people's opinion
But Mr. Welford was an exception to
the rule. He hail imbibed an ultra-fa
talist doctrine, and was intoxicated
As the hour of the catastrophe ar
rived all the household got into a state
of silent excitement except the indi
vidual most concerned, who sat in his
study chair, propped up comfortably
for receiving the fatal blow. Ho was
calm, collected, and perfectly used up.
On his countenance no human passion
could be traced. It waa a dull map of
physical nature untouched by intellect.
If l)eath had been coming to dine with
him he could not have looked more con
Mrs. Welford made herself ridicu
lous, as women are apt to do in such
cases. She cried until her eyes wera
red, and then went off into a littlcseries
of fits, until she was in a condition to
cry again. I am afraid the male Wel
ford was rather flattered by these atten
Dr. Pillogus acted in a resigned rain
ner. Between the excitement of the
wife and the nonchalance of the hus
band he had a hard time of it What
was the most injurious to his suscepti
bilities was, that neither ono nor the
other would take any medicine. To
have a patient die on his hands without
a professional chanae of killing him,
was, it must be confessed, trying and
bitter to the skillful man.
But the doctor had another anxiety
—a secret which must forever remain
It was a little inconsistent -tlmt *hile
Mr. Welford was sinking into the grave
through so arm-chair in one room, the
heretofore anxious wife of Mr. Welford
should suddenly neglect her duty, and
receive the loving visit of a strange
fentleman in another room close by.
nay it was a little strange and incon
sistent, although I am perfectly aware
of the fact that inconsistency is the
April shower which plays constantly
on the springing virtues of a lovely
The strauge gentleman deliberately
kiaaed Mrs. Welford, and otherwise
comforted her, so that in a short time
she dried her tears, and curved her
pretty little month into a smile.
Andac ty is a characteristic of the
military profession. Byway of illus
tration! will mention a fact.
The imprudent scoundrel in the next
room was none other than the military
"The dying man grew gradully more
feeble. The servants crept about the
house stealthily, and whispered to each
other like oonspirators. Dr. Pillogus
divided his attention between the
watch in his hand and the patient in the
arm-chair. Mrs. Welford had not been
in the room for a couple of hours.
" Where is Harriet ?" asked the sick
A servant returned with an answer.
His mistress was in the next room re
ceiving a visitor —a gentleman.
"She might be better employed,"
growled the footer.
Mr. Welford was of the same opinion.
A sick man is jealous of his privileges.
He remarked to the servant that he did
not wish to see any visitor—only his wife.
The servant fumbled about the roem
for a few minutes, and then said (confi
dentially to a side-board) that he did
oot think the stranger wished to intrude
on the privacy of Mr. Welford—laying
particular emphasis on the Mister.
Patients never miss a word that they
are not wanted to hear. Mr. Welford
caught the insinuation of the domestic
and remembered it.
"The indelicacy of some people," re-
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
I marked the doe tor, aeuUmtioualy, "u
only equaled by the heartlcaaues* o
other*. 1 lie had studied the sentence
"James," said the *iek man, "doain
Jour mistress to come here. 1 have bu
a few minute* to live, and her abeeue,
The servant deliveml the mcssagi
and returned with a mouth full of th<
"Oh, if you pleuse, sir, missus says
as tlie ordi-al's too much for her, and ii
vou wouldn't mind, she would like, ai
lier nerve's bad, to remain where she i*
and suffer her afllietion all alone." Tin
domestic then punctuated himself ou
of the door.
"This i* very extraordinary," said tin
doctor. "Let me recommend you U
At this moment a strongly-defluec
burnt of laughter broke through tin
stillness. It was composed of a littli
chattering }eal, and a regular guffaw.
"Surely that caiiuot be mv wife !"
"1 strongly inspect it is though, ant!
1 her visitor. Compose yourself, my deal
sir ; the rites of hospitality, you know,
must be observed oven in the house oi
The patient indulged in a feeble look
of impatience, the first sensation he hail
known for years, lie mistook it for u
spasm of death.
Doctor Pillogus improved his op|>or
tuaitr. First he reminded Mr. Wei
ford that he had but a few more minute*
to live—perhaps with a view of cheer
ing him ; then he dwelt on the mani
fold duties of a dying man, not only
with regard to the world he i* going to,
but to that he is leaving. Then he re
ferred incidentally to Mr*. Welford, and
her bereaved condition, winding up
suddenly with the remark, somewhat
petulantly expressed, that "She should
be here, guests or no guests."
The patient indorsed this sentiment
with a look of intelligent appreciation.
He also groaned (I tun thus minute to
display my complete mastery of the
A moment later there was another
cheerful response from the adjoining
room. It was a more guilty laugh than
the first one, and quickly subsided int*
"This is too much. With your per
mission I will speak to Mrs. Welford.
If she has uot the delicacy or inclina
tion to be here, she should at least have
the good taste to remain quiet."
The patient really looked us though
he saw the force of this. Ho wa visi
bly annoyed. These little incident*
were not set down in the tragedy he hail
• • * •
Doctor Pillogns returned with a long
face. When I say this, 1 want you to
understand that it was more than usu
ally long; for, in its moral condition, it
was about as long as a politician's prom
ise before election; now, it was longer
than a politician's explanation after
The patient watched his demeanor
closely, but aanl nothing. He felt,
somehow, that things were not going
right, and, to tell the truth, the poor
fool felt a little ashamed of himself.
When a kind friend wants to break
tome unpleasant news to yon mildly
and cautiously, ho generally contrive#
to put you on the rack as a preparative.
By the time he gets to the worst your
spirits are broken to pieces by forebod
ing apprehension am' doubts.
Nhail I tell you what the doctor com
municated to his dying friend? No. I
cannot The development is too start
ling, even for me, who wallow, and, very
often, stick fast in such things.
A nectic flush of anger diffused itself
over the pale man'acheek. He stretched
forth his hands like a galvanised corpse,
and told the doctor to go for his wifa
and command her attendance. The doc
tor weut out The patient bent forward
on his chair with the cat-like watchful
ness of a sick man.
I am sorry to say he heard the words
shouted in a gruff, fierce and strange
"Tell the stupid old brute that we
will come to see him in ten minutes, if
he will do us the favor to die in five, as
• • •
The business of this scene begins
with a scream and an oath!
The first came from Mrs. Welford,
who, after having performed it in a
creditable manner, flung herself on tho
aofa and burst into a torrent of tears.
The second emanated from the milita
ry chieftain, and was of a large and gen
In a earner of the room stood thedoo
tor, gazing with anxious visage on a
spectral figure which lias just entered.
It was Sir. Welford 1
The military chieftan surveyed the
seen© with deliberate stare, walked up
to Mrs. Welford, placed his brown hand
on her fair shoulder, and bade her bo
"Leave this house, hit."
" I prefer to slay."
" Ton refuse ? "
"Madam," addressing his wife, "re
tire to your own apartment."
" Harriet, stay where you are."
The reader is requested to bear in
mind that all the impudent answers
emanate from tire military chieftain.
"Insolent 1" and the sick man
grasped a chair.
"Pjay.be seated," said the military
chieftain, with delicious playfulness.
Mr.'Welford dropped the cjjair and
straightened himself like a telegraph
" Perhups, sir. as you will neither
leavo the house nor permit me to be
alone with you, yeu will so far unbend
yourself as to offer me some kind of ex
planation for this extraordinary con
" Certainly. I liavj known your wife
ever since she was a child. Then, as
now, I loved her dearly. Circumstances
compelled me to be absent a series of
years, during which period you took
advantage of an opportunity to buy her,
like a toy, for the amusement of your
weary hours. To-day I returned, found
that she was married and unhappy "
"It is false ! I never gave her cause.
Speak, Harriet, speak yourself; have 1
ever made you unhappy ? "
" Very, very unhappy !" replied tho
conscientious spouse, with a little cat
Mr. Welford was well-nigh stunned.
The military chieftain continued.
" You hear what she soys ! Let me
continue. Finding her unhnppv, I
tried to solace her grief. Bhe told me
all her woes and all her blighted pros
pects ; how she had been the tortured
slave of your whims and aiauias ; and,
in fact, how she had led the blankest
life it was possible for a pretty woman
" And yon, sir "
"I pressed her to my bosom, and
swore by all the gods and all the devils
I could think of to protect her against
a hypochondriacal old scoundrel, and I
mean to do it."
The sick man's eyes danced with fury
at these words. Once more he com
manded Mrs. Welford to retire, but she
lay motionless, buried in her handker
The chieftain continued:
"As there was a prospect of speedy
relief, I deferred taking any active meas
ures for the moment. I did not, I con
fess, anticipate this scene, for I was
led to understand that you were a dy
ing man. I now discover that hypocrisy
has to be added to yonr other virtues.'
CENTRE 11 ALL, CENTRE CO., R.V.. THURSDAY, OCTOBER it, 1873.
"Liar! die wheu I may, I thank
Hem <-u 1 have yet strength to punish u
In another moment he was at the
throat of the military chieftain. Livitl
with rage, he struggled furiously (and
with every prospect of success) to liurl
lain through the window.
♦ ♦ • • • •
Tunc—the lifith of August, eight
o'clock iu the morning. I'lace tht
lireakfastiiig-rooui a* Lakoahofe House.
Four persons are partaking of the ma
tutiiittl repast. Mr. and Mr*. Welford,
the military chieftain and Doctor I'd
logtta. The military chieftain is orns
meiited with a suspicious bandage OVttl
the left eve, and Ins nose displays evi
dence of having been, w hat istecliuical
ly called, " barked."
The only thing noticeable about Mr.
Welford is the astonishing vigor of hit
appetite. Something of a pre-eminent
ly ludicrous character tickles the chief
tian. He throws himself back iu th
chair, aud laughs ill a boisterous man
" You a dying man ! Why by J*ve
vou had the strength of an elephant.
1 am only surprised yon did not fiiug
me to the other side of the lake 1"
"Mat!" said Mr. Welford, stopping
Heinously iu the midst of his sixteenth
egg, " please don't say anything more
about it. You saved my life by making
me jealous of your dear little sister."
" There is no mistake about that,"
chimed in the doctor. "You were quite
beyond the reach of medicine."
"I know it perfectly well, aud know
also that f was a very great ass to allow
a foolish presentiment "
Here there was a iiel of laughter.
" Presentiment! fiddlestick! l>vou
suppose that lazy wans of flesh—such ss
you used to be—could have a presenti
ment of auythiug in the world but iudi
"Call it what you like, only don't
laugh mure tluui you ran help—there's
a good fellow ! I feel so very ridiculous
to tie here, eating a disgustingly hearty
breakfast, after having arranged every
thing to die last night at twelve.
Another heartv laugh, and when that
had subsided there was a smack of a
little kiss, imprinted with extreme
fastidiousness on a confidential sjxit of
Mr. Welfonl's brow by bis loving
spouse, the discoverer thereof.
"Well, all I want to sav," cried the
doctor, rising to depart, "is this. If I
over write a play, I shall make the plot
turn on a certain need up getitleipan,
who thinks he is going to die at a cer
tain hour, but is saved from death by
a furious fit of jealousy. The remedial
incident wnieh causes this fit must in
volve the affection of Lis wife and his
wife's brother, who, of course, must be
s military chieftain just returned from
"And don't forget to add to the cast,"
said Mrs. Welford,* "a certain old fogy
of n doctor, who got mad because he
saw his patient would die, ami there
fore weut iuto remedial scheme like a
dear old soul,' as he is."
"And," cried Mat of Mexico, "just
tieforo tlie curtain comes down, bring
forward voar military cbicftAin, take
the banifage from his eye, and show
the audience bow infernally black it
The Dead-Head Business.
Since the railroads have decided to
cut off the dead-heads, many of the
newspapers hare concluded to try a
hand. If any community, corporation
or class of business men were ever more
afflicted with dead-heads than the news
paper press of to-day wo should like to
extend to them our sympathies. But
the following resolution, adopted at the
Missouri Editorial Association, will con
vince some of the dead class that in
Missouri at least the reform has com
menced at both ends of the line:
1. That a newspaper-office is a btui
nees establishment by which editors
and printers must make a living. 2.
That a man has the same right to walk
into a grocery store and order a barrel
of sugar or a sack of coffee, or into a
law office and demand a legal opinion
from its occupant,or into an undertaker's
and request a coffin, without expecting
to pay for their respactive wares of ser
vice*. as into a newspaper office and de
mand the use of its brains and muscle
and type, without a thought of recom
pense. 3. That hereafter all personal or
political matter, having for its object
the promotion of individual fortune or
ambition, ahall be treated exactly as
other business mutter, and charged, at
the option of publishers, as editorial
advertising. 4. That a dead-head—po
litical, personal and commercial—on the
Missouri press in "played out." 5.
That any editor or publisher who fails
to carry out these resolutions in the
letter and spirit shall cease to be re
garded as a member of this association.
Before the Curtain.
A rather remarkable man died in
Vienna recently. "It wns tho business
of He IT Panovetz, the celebrity in ques
tion, to gam applause for the actors of
the theatre in wliich he was employed.
Ia order to do so, he stationed his
trained hirelings in various positions in
the body of the theatre, when they ap
plauded at discretion. Ilerr Panovetz
left a considerable fortune which lie
gained in the exercise of his somewhat
singular profession. All the members
of the theatre, from the highest to the
lowest, were in the habit of employing
him, while some of them used to take
him on their provincial tours. Of late
years his success in gaining applause
for his clients on the stage was so great
that ho was paid very handsomely for
his services, especially at first perform
ances, when both the actresses and their
admirers loaded linn with presents. He
sometimes had as many as forty young
men under him, when it was thought
niTessary that applause should he un
usually loud and vigorous ; but be gen
erally employed a much smaller num
ber, preferring, as ho said, " quality to
quantity." This bit of history lias
rather a tendency to shake one's faith
in the genuine nature of theatrical ap
plause, has it not ? Of course we lost
faith in bouquets and presentations long
ago ; but this is really too sad.
Important Legal Derision.
A decision has been given by the Mas
sachusetts Supreme Court, lifter three
years litigation, in the following inter
esting case :
In April, 1870, the boiler of the en
gine Concord exploded, severely injur
ing the engineer, Charles B. Ford, who
brought suit against the Fitohhnrg
Railroad Company, and the case WM
tried nt the November term of the Su
perior Court. The jury awarded &1.000
to the plaintiff, but the verdict was set
aside by the Conrt on the ground that
the damages were excessive. The suit
was again tried in June, 1871, and a
verdict was rendered for the plaintiff in
tho sum of $5,375. This verdict was
set aside by Chief Justice Brigham, and
the case was again triod at the Novem
ber term in the same year. The trial
lasted four days and the jury fonnd for
e plaintiff, the amount being fixed at
<s< *33 82.
.) .idge Sendder refused to set the ver
dict aaido and the oase went np to the
Supreme Court on exceptions. The
Supreme Court overruled the excep
tions, and Mr. Forn will receive the laat
named sum, with costs.
lii the philanthropic exertions of the
i pn-a.-iit iluy there is much more energy
j expended upon negative than U|*n
J positive work. Wo see the vices thai
afflict mankind, and try to subdue
them ; wo aoo error ami try to extermi
nate it; we ao oppression and tyranny
flourish, aad oudoavur to crush it. Our
legal euaotuients, our public and social
ir forms, our private benevolence, all
I point in one direction, that of restraint,
1 counteraction, antagonism. The aamo
la true, in great nioaaurc, with regard
to moral education. Parouta and teacb
cra are aiming to correct fault*, to hin
der mistakes, to avert evil influences,
to check follv, to tippoaa wrong doing.
It ia not hi range, therefore, when we
aeo the terrible consequences that flow
from misconduct, that our miudaabould
dwell upon ita enormity, and our atten
, tion lie chiefly directed to tlie work of
uprootiug it aa far as possible.
Yet the mission which education and
benevolence have to perform in the
world i leas a negative than a poaitrve
j one. It in better to build a noble edi
fice thau to tear down unsightly rtiuie,
I tietter to plant flowera tlmu to pull up
weeds, better to inculcate positive vir
tuea than to attack their contrasting
vice*. A great change has gradually
passed over the medical profession in
regard to the view taken of disease and
j ita proper treatment. Once it was
' thought to lie on actual existence that
i must be attacked and driven out of the
system by violent measures. Now it ia
regarded rather aa a deficiency of tne
i vital iowers, and a failure to perform
1 their function, than as anr foreign in-
I truder ; rather as a lack to he supplied
than an entity to be exterminated, 'l'he
viae physician of the present day,
therefore, directs his atteution to the
work of restoring vitality and assisting
nature in her own efforts to regain
I healthful action, and thus without direct
1 attack disease ia moat effectually baffled.
| Mometluug similar ia the true method of
treating moral disease, for audi mat all
sinfulness aad misdoing lie called.
This is the lack of moral health and vi
tality, and whatever will moat fully re
store and promote the vigor and tone of
a virtuous life, will be also the most
effectual in subduing aud overcoming
the various forma of evil and sin that
iiow desolate the world.
Thus, in the education of youth, it ia
uotthe wisest plan coutinually to tiring
faults to light, discussing and repre
hending them. They will be far more
easily die- \ed by cherishing the antag
onistic v .lies. If habits of truthful
ueaa, integrity purity aud industry are
carefully cultivatedb the parent, there
will be but little neeu of holding up for
reprehension sins like lying, theft end -
profanity. The mind aooa learns to
tolerate "what It dwells upon, and vice
often presented, even for condemnation,
grows at length familiar, and loses its
most revolting features. Certainly of
fence* must be dealt with, and by no
means ignored or slurred over. When
they occur their true character and
effect* must be disclosed without cither I
extenuation or exaggeration, and the
offender led to sec that he has forfeited
the respect and regard of the innocent and
virtuous. Hut such experience*, though
not to be shunned when they come, can- ,
not be relied upon a* the chief antidote ,
to wrong-doing. The daily cultivation
of positive good ia the very best means 1
of averting evil.
Not only in the family and school, but
in all the other scene* of life, does this ,
truth hold good. To cultivate habits of
industry and independence will do far ,
more towards reforming the idle and j
improvident than to bc*p censure upon '
them, however it may be merited. To 1
instil a sense of justic* and integrity, ia
a much greater safeguard against dis
honesty tlian the firmest locks and bars. !
To inspire the heart with ambition for ?
worthy objects, and to infuse the desire
for self-improvement, are 1 letter cor
motives of debasing amusements and
vicious company than all the homibe*
that could te pronounced against them.
The earnest promulgation of one solid
truth ia worth more than the violent de
nunciation of tweuty errors.
The employer who, instead of finding
fault, scolding, and awakening in those
who serve him feelings of resentment
and ill-temper, encourages and stimu
lates them by kind notice and lilieral
praise when merited, ia training them
to habita of fidelity and industry that
no stern rebukes and harsh severity
could ever induce. There is a cheer
fulness attending this positive method
of doing good that is specially attrac
tive and winning. Fear, rebuke, and
condemnation are depressing in their
influence, while hope, encouragement,
and sympathy excite the faculties to re
newed exertion, and animate the heart
to noble endeavor*. It ia true that It
requires patience, watehfnlness, self
control, forethought, and, above all,
faith in human nature. It ia far easier
to censure the wrong than to cultivate
the right. To do the latter needs a
hopeful, earnest, cheerful spirit, not
easily depressed or daunted, and able
to infuse its own nature into the hearts
of others. It needs a charity that
makes allowance for faults and short
coming*, an untiring energy that will
never yield to despair, a love that shall
melt all ooldneas. The results will
more than reward the truly benevolent
heart in the raal good accomplished.
The impetus thus given to moral energy
will never spend itxelf; the fire of wor
thy ambition thus aronsod and qnick
eu'ed will never l>e extinguished ; the
positive virtue thus established will
never bo overthrown.
Exeesstre re of Wafer.
In the manufactories of all kinds,
water (very often iced) ia placed within
easy reach of every person, male or fe
male, and the effect of tins constant in
vitation is seen in the drinking of w hut
physicians must regard as unreasonable
amounts. The food is thereby diluted,
and the stomach is oftentimes chilled
below the temperature of the blood, and
by repeated drafts may lie kept in this
condition. The process of digestion is
in this way seriously interfered with. A
eertsiu amount (70 to 100 ounces) of
wnter is required daily for the nutrition
of an average adult; but of this total re
quirement 20 to 30 ounces are contained
in the ao-calledsolidiood, leaving about
sixty ounces to bo supplied in some
form of liquid, as tea, coffee, and water.
If this amount is greatly exceeded, it
forces additional and needlesa work on
the orgaiiH of excretion.
F.qnal te tho Emergency.
It is not now permitted in the Eng
lish Indian army for an officer to chase
tiso his native attendant, and if this
happens in the presence of s witness,
the "sahib" is fined five pounds. A
certain young ensign having caure to
he displeased with his native, accord
ngly called him into his bath-room,and
oddr<sed him in these words: " I have
sent for you here, where there can be
no witnesses, to give you a precious
good thrashing." "But. sahib, you
must not; it is forbidden." " What do
I care ? Nobody will ever know, for
nobody can see or hoar lie." "Oh,
sahib" (very pitifplly), "but it that
really trne ?" "Yes, it is." 4 Very
good" (with rapid change of maimer);
"then /shall thrarfb sahib." And he
Very lieaaut Company.
It ia pleasant to nay a visit to Ui*
house of a man who Keep* two or three
doga. Tlis dogs always fiy at you in
the most ferocious maimer as soon aa
you enter the yard, aud just as you have
made up your mind that you are going
. to be toru limb from limb, tbs owner
appear*, and aa you wipe the perspira
tion from your brow, he laughs, and
' say* those "dog* are " perfectly harm
' lean, except when any one resists them."
Then you sit down in ths porch, and
all three of the dogs sniff at your leg*
f uuUi you are afraid to more. If you
can aumuiou up courage enough to pat
one on tho head, the other two instantly
put their fun legs on your lap, and
©over your trousers with dirt, • while
each straggles to crowd the other oft
After a bit the third dog tries to jnmp
1 on your knee, and they threaten to have
a fight al>out it, while yon are afraid to
esoourags oue for fear of making the
other two uiad. When they have pawed
about six dollars worth of value out of
your pantaloons and covered them with
mud, the owuer interferes and sends
them all away. After tea your host ex
cuses himself for half an hour, and yon
go out to ait upon ths porch alone.
Presently the three dogs come bouuding
up, and they all begin to amell you as
earnestly aa if tiiey had never performed
the operation before. Then they lie
down ; but aa soon as you move rour
chair or your feet they spring suddenly
up and appear to be deeply interested
in considering you. Yon think you will
take a walk iu the garden, ami the
whole three follow close at your heels,
while you are expecting every moment
to have the calf of your leg bitteu out.
It is surprising how gingerly a man
walks witli three strange dogs beyond
' him. He wouldn't ran or glance a horn
pipe for a million dollars a minute, and
< found for the rest of his natural life.
Directly the dogs engage in a fight over
a bone*, and vou embrace the opportu
nity W hurry Rack of the house. Just
as you break into a trot, you are sur
' prised to find that the brutes have made
' up their quarrel anil are leaping up at
- von and barking, half in fun and naif in
eararot. You slow up, and get back in
the porch. When you put your hand
I on the front-dour knob *ll three dog*
Und around and utter ominous growls.
Then they suddenly seem to be im
pressed with the idea that aomething ia
wrong, and they all begin to bark nv
*gly, and to make dan.hr* at you. The
' door ia locked and ia alarm you climb
up on the porch This "convince*
the doga that something absolutely must
!>e wrong, and they begin in dawnright
. earnest to try to grab you by the leg.
Just as tlie big yellow dog succeeds in
getting hold of your boot and aqueex
i tug his teeth into your Dealt, your host
cornea up, calls off the dogs, and is very
much amused to find yon so badly
scared about "twoor three unoffending
animals that wouldn't hurt a child."
lbt-n you want to go homo, and %hen
you once get outside the gate you reg
ister a solemn vuw never again to visit
any man who has so poor an idea of the
demands of hospitality aa to keep a lot
of beastly curs about his house to annoy
and persecute his friends. .
A Baby Show.
The BL CUux (Mo.) County Agricul
tural and Mechanical Association com
bined a baby show, open to all comers,
in connection with other attractions of
their fair. The results are thus de
aeribed by a correspondent of the 8t
Lonis /M mocrat .•
After the babies were seated it waa a
UwuLiful sight. Thirty-four liUlo notes
evoked admiration; sixty-eight little
•lbta alternately churned the air, and
were crammed into thirtj-foiu little
mouths; sixty-eight little eyes were
fixed upon vacancy; sixty-eight little
lungs were inflated, ready for a starter;
aixt y-eight little legs stuck out straight,
ami' 340 little toes sawed the air. It
u a beautiful sight, and presently
there arose a sound but altogether aa at
tractive aa the sight. Then the Com
mittee want to work and the crowd
looked on cnrioasljr. Tbe Committee
consisted of one gentleman and five la
dies, the latter all motbera. The babiaa
were seated in rowa. and tbe examiners
passed along, attentively regarding
each one. Aa they paaaed try the flush
came aad went in many a mother's
cheek; a feverish light came into eaeh
mother's ejee aa she gazed hopefully
upon tbe impassive faces. Little faith
would any one of them put in the de
cision that robbed her darling of all the
praise. At length tbe verdict was
agreed upon, and it waa announced that
the ohihtrrn would be driven around
the amphitheatre before the decision
Tbe first nrizc, a sewing-machine,
VM mounted in a spring wagon, the
Committee occupied the second, and
eight followed, filled with the babies
and their mothers. Hlowly they moved
around the ring, while from out 10,000
throats poured a noise like thunder.
Once more the wagons drew up at the
booth and discharged their squalling
freight. Then the decision was an
nounced. The blue ribbon was award
ed to Frances Victoria, aged one year,
daughter of Mrs. Kate Phelps, for being
the _ handsomest, best formed, moat
sprightly, and finest for size and beauty
under two years. - The prize was a t0
sewing-machine. The babv is from
Cheater, Cheater County, The white
ribbon, or seoond premium, was award
ed to a thirteen months' old baby, nev
er named, the dangbterof Mrs. Edward
Sikkemau, of Belleville. The prize was
820 in cash. Tho bouquet, or third
premium, was awarded to twins, Mar
garet and Mary, aged four months, tb®
daughters of Mrs. Josephine Schroeder,
of Belleville. The pnte was 810 in
cash, offered by Mr. A. O. ltadgley, a
bachelor, and the cashier of the People's
There wero pale faces as the verdict
was rendered, and there were tearful
eyes as thirty-one mothers turned away.
But ono incident occurred to mar the
interest in the show. It had scarcely
closed when it was reported that one of
the two twins who took the third prize
had been seized with spasms. The beat
medical attendance was summoned, but
the child died.
What is Wanted.
Tha most serious want of the interior *<
tba moment in connection with the fall
trade, My* the New York rimes, i*
money—ready money— to enable it to
push forward the vast reanlta of the
bar real to the market* of the aaa-board.
Thia want ia more especially felt by for
wardcra of breadstuff* and provisions.
These products are in nnneually brisk
demand for home consumption and for
export, particularly the latter. Our
merchants thus far have been doing
their utmost to facilitate the movement,
aided as they have been, quite lib* rally
by those bsnka whose management has
been most in harmony with tha more
enduring interests of "tho country and
the maintenance of the public credit. If
by the action of the Government and
the banks our merchants can be enabled
to persevere in this way and thus
helped in their efforts to bring the sur
plus produce of the couutry to profita
ble markets, the commercial world will
undoubtedly pass through the fall with
out meeting with any very serious re
Ten circus men died with fever at
Vernon, La., ia one day.
Terms: 5'3.00 a Yoar, in Advance.
Making Printer*' Roller*.
Aa U|rl<nct4 KSliar Talis Maw II Is
The following story of how to make a
roller, as told by Harris, of the On
cord, X. 0., .Vun, will lie appreciated
by printers, llsrris ia known M the
Murk Twain of North Carolina. Just
listen to him:
We have been making a roller this
week. Holler making ia a uioe art
Few men properly understand it
Our Joug experience in the printing
business enables us to state positively,
that it is one of the fine, if not one of
the loet arte. We made our roller out
of glue and molasses. The glue is
usually mads out of army horse ears,
and hoofs of caUie, that were, no doubt,
diseased with rinderpest The stove
having been removed from the press
room on account of the hot weather,
some months ago, was plaoed in posi
tion after losing mueh temper and a
good chance of honest perspiration.
We thought we knew how to put up a
cook stove, and that our experience in
that would certainly enable ua to put
up an ordinary box-stove. With the
assistance of the boys and a tin-shop
we got the pipe in proper ahape. We
bought the glue, put it to soak, wrap
ped it up in onr apron, and let it soak.
After the soaking process, we made an
examination, and found it had assumed
the proper consistency, and we were
very happy. Bought* the molasses—
(sorghum won't do) —after all the bows
trying it on about four pounds of crack
ers, it was decided that the molaaaea
was of the right kind, and would answer
fer a roller. Bo we pot it on to boil—
several of our country friends inquired
if we were making a candy stew—re
plied to in the negative in a moat posi
tive manner, by our foreman, and told
them " that we wire not—were making
"Oh I TO*—' we understand now."
The molasses, obeying the natural re
sults of the application of best, rose to
a gentle boil, and then • commruonl
tho skimming process. After all the
impurities had lloaU-d to the aurfaoe,
oar foreman suggested that it vaa now
read j for the glue. Glue was Uaudaonx -
ly unrolled fro in the awaJdling cloth,
and dumped into the vessel ooutaining
the boiling molasses. Aa aoon as
properly h ated, the kerf ogle began to
1 aacend. Burnt leather was perfectly
j charming in companion to that odor.
Boqaet-de Gourd vine could offer to our
' olfactories, a more acceptable perfume,
a deceased water-moccasin, rankling in
a July ton, furniahed an aroma, that
was pleasant compared to this—and in
ilue process of time the foreman, wip
! mg the perspiration -from his aged
brow, said "it was finished,"—our
happiness was now nearly complete.
The roller mould was lashed to the legs
' of the table, and the composition pour
ed into a wash pan (a a a matter of con
venience and thenoe into the mould.
After being allowed to cool off, and a
i job being in waiting, we suggested to
the foreman the necessity of "drawing"
the roller. Now tins process of " draw
ing" rsllera is no work of sport—there
J bemg.no fan connected with it, we were
summoned to assist. Setting the end,
with both hands, and feet planted
against the well, the work of delivery
liegaa. We knew from the way thai
roller came out, that there would be
1 " auction" to it; onr long experience m
roLer making taught us, that that roller
80 after the combined efforts of
senior editor, foreman, pressman, two
compositors and three boys, the roller
came out of that mould—and it was a
roller, —it looked aa if it bad been
struck with lightning and used as a hand
spike at a log rolling. The inside of
the mould bad about aa much cornposi-1
tion in it as the stock had cu it The
molasses bailed twe hours, and the
whole mass was "over fire" for four
hours. That roller now stands on eml
in our press room. On close examina
tion, we discovered on one side of the
roller a hard knot, took the roller to a
window and examined the knot; that
knot was a hoof of a mule, with a aboe
about half worn on the bottom. Fore
man suggested that the other end of
the roller was "peclin'"—made a curso
ry examination, and found to our aston
ishment that it was nearly a whole skin,
and detected the brand' U. 6. on it.
One af the boym remarked that the giue
waa not oow ears, but a government
mole hide. That boy has correct no
tions—he is evidently destined to be
come a groat man some day. We hand
ed the roller to the foreman for further
examination and inspection ; he says it
will do—for jobs.
This isane is pritted with that roller, 1
if this per se is not suffieienUy good ev
idenoe that we fnllv understand the arts
and sciences of roller making, then we
are no judges of a good roller. We do !
not use patent •imposition; any printer
who wishes to know how to make roll
ers can be furnished with all the infor
mation, gratis, by calling at the SMH i
office. We make no charge. Onr pro- .
cess is not patented—neither is it likely
to be. We have not filed our caveat, as :
some would suppose—it is free to all j
the profession. The craft shall have
the benefit of what we know about mak
A Chinese Claimant,
History telle ua, says tha Pnll Hall
Oaxrite, "that one day "during the reign
of the Chinese Kmperor 'Woo a gentle
manly young man, dressed in Imperial
vallow and seated in a sedan ehair cov
ered with the same material, presented
himself at the gate of the capital, and,
in reply to tbe questions of the officer
on guard, announced himself to be the
eldest eon of Uie late Emperor, whose
death had been publicly prodsimedand
bewailed some years before. The news
of the illustrious stranyer spread like
wildfire through the city, and the man
darins hastened to seek an audience
that they might offer their allegiance to
their rightful sovereign. One of their
number, however, more astute than the
rest, took with him a pair of handcuffs
and a detachment of police, and on en
tering the psendo-Imjerial presence
walked straight up to the gentlemanly
young man, and, instead of joining in
the general kotow, fastened tlic m&na
ales on his wrists and handed him over
to hla follower*. His next proceeding
was to introduce him to the torture
chamber in his Yaraun, and there, we
are told, the eight of the various instru
ments hanging from the wall produoed
a visible effect on the claimant, who,
after somo slight hesitation, acknowl
edged that, far from having any right
te the Imperial yellow, he was the eon
of poor parents, and that he had been
induoed to personate the lost heir-appa
rent bv reason of the strong likeness
which be bore to him. This confession
was duly reported to the Emperor Woo,
who, after careful consideration, or
dered the adventurous young man to be
cut into ten thousand pieces.
The poet Saxe sent this sentiment to
h friend the other day :
Ten hava beard of " the make in the (rasa,"
my boy .
Of the terrible tnake in tbe (raes;
But now yon moat know,
Man's deadlieet fos
Is a soaks of a different class,
'lb the venomous anal* ia the giatt ]
The Death Aim;.
Death ia usually preceded by a group
<>f phenomena tual baa received the
name of the death agony. Ia moetoaaea
.f diaaaaa the beginning of tbia oonclu
ding period ia marked by a sadden im
provement of the f unctions. It ia the
loat gleam apriuging from the dying
dame; bat soon the eyea Uoome fixed
cad ineenaible to the actios of light;
the note grow* pointed and cold; the
month, vide open, eeeme to eeli for the
air that faile it; the cavity within ia
parched, and the lips, aa if withered,
cling to the corvee of the teeth. The
laet movement* of roapirat ion are ape*-
modie, and a wheezing, and aometimee
a marked gurgling sound may be heard
at aome distance, caused by obstruction
•tf the bronchial tubes with a quantity
at mucus. The breath ia cold, the tem
perature of the akin lowered. If the
heart is examined, we note the weaken
ing of its sounds and pulsations. The
hands, placed in its neighborhood, feel
no throb. Such is the physiognomy of
a person in the last moment* of death
in the greater nmnlter of cases; that ia,
when death follows upon a period of
i illness of some duration. The death
•draggle la seldom painful, sod almost
alwava the patient feels nothing of it
! He is plunged into a comatose stupor,
so that he is no longer ooneeioos of hie
situation or his sufferings, and he peas
es insensibly from life to death, hi a
manner that renders it sometimes diffi
cuit to fix the exact instant at which a
dying person expires. This ia true, at
least, in chronic maladies, and eepeei
ally ia those that consume the human
body slowly and silently.
Yet when the hourof death comes
for ardent organisations—far great ar
tiste, for mstaooe—and they usually
die young—there ia a quick and tubhmr
new burst of life in the creative gen ins
There is no better example of this than
the angelic end of Beethoven, who, be
fore be breathed out hie soul, that
tuneful uionad, regained his lest speech
and hearing, and spent them in repeat
ing for the last time some of those
.week harmonies which be called hie
" Prayers to God." ,
Borne diseases, moreover, are moat
peculiarly marked by the gentleness of
the dying agony. Of all the ills that
cheat as while killing by pis pricks,
consumption is that which wraM longer
for na the illusive look of health, and
beat conceals the misery and the hor
ror of dying. Nothing can be com
pared with that hallucination of the
senses and that livingneae of hope
which mark the last days of the eon
sumptive. He takes the burning of lri.
deetroyiag fever for a healthful symp
tom, he forma his plans and smile*
calmly and cheerfully on his friends,
snd suddenly, some morrow of a quiet
night, he falls into s sleep snd never
wskea.— Popular Science Monthly.
Ugh Prices for Cattle/
The highest prices for rattle ever ob
tained in the New World or the Old
were brought bv the leading specimen
of the improved short-born herd, sold
near Uttoa, N. Y., the other day at auc
tion. The sum of two hundred and
sixty odd thousand dollars, paid for fif
teen cows appears almost incredible.
But ss acme of the most noted breeder*
of fine stock from England and from all
the most famous cattle-raising distrieti
of the United States were the bidders
and purchasers st this sale the prises
obtained were bona fide, pnzxled a
E radical fanners of the old school may
e to account for the outlay of forty
thousand six hundred dollars, or of even
thirty-five thousand, or tweuty-flra
thousand, or ten thousand for a aingit
cow. But we see that the time hs
come when fancy rattle bring fancy
prices, and that the piotsra dealers,
with their " old masters," are oo longei
to have the monopoly of fancy prices.
These high sums obtained for improved
stock, however, ia enoonragiag oui
stock raisers to procure and improv,
the choicest breeds, will have a good
effect in promoting generally the pro
duction of the finest cows and the best
beef, milk and butter that can be ob
tained from the choicest stocks and the
best attention to this important branch
of the necessaries of life.
It appears that one of the fertunati
cattle raisers, upon one hundred sac
eleven of his blooded rattle disposed of
at this sale, realised a clear profit o!
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars
Here ia an example 'which cannot fail
to inspire a boat of other cattle miaert
to go and do likewise. Here ere pre
miutui worth contending for, and here
is s tine of busisess for sure profit*
which cannot be exhausted. Doubtiea*
tbe cattle breeder* of our State fair*
now being held or eoan to come on will
appreciate the adrantagea of their po
sit ton from thia Ttica sale, and we shal
bare tbie season throughout tbe ooua
trv finer diaplajs of improved a took ol
all kind* than at sny aeaaon heretofore.
Thirty tfwmaaad dollars i> considered
a fancy price for a blooded horse of the
beat pedigree ; but when a choice cow
brings ferty thousand air hundred dol
lars, and at thia prioe is purchased to
be carried over to Englui.!, our Amer
ican cattle raiser* mar well be proud ol
the high distinction they hsve woo and
of the boundless field* they command
for producing the finest cattle in the
A Woman's Scalp Tern Off.
The following terrible story is told in
s special telegram from Oshkoah, Wis
•• The girl, Amelia Grumell, who had
her scalp ton off in s shingle-mill, is
still alive and will probably recover.
She was working under a shaft jchicfa
was going at the rate of 300 revolutions
per minute, when her hair, which was
verv long, caught in the knuckle-joint,
and in an instant it was torn entirely
from her head, taking with it all the
flesh and musclee on her head. From*
line drawn around from each eyebrow
her skull was left white and bare, with
out a trace of blood or flesh. The
strangest part of the accident is that she
felt little or no pain, declaring that
when it was being torn off all that she
realised was a tickling sensation in her
head. She ooolly walked out of the
room and waited patiently for a buggy
to take her home. Her only regret was
the fright it would give ner mother.
The scalp, with its beautiful long locks
of hair, WHS curled and entwined ronnd
the shaft at the joint, and when the mill
was stopped it was taken down, bnt no
one had sufficient presence of mind to
replace it upon her head. It is nearly
perfect, and the doctors have deter
mined to tan it with the hair on, so that,
if the girl recovers, it may be used as s
wig. The case is one of the most re
markable on record, and has created a
feeling of intense h jrror here."
TUB CHZROKXKS.— The Cherokee or
ganization known as Kee-too-wahs is •
sort of Know Nothing Indian society,
with secret rules and passwords. Its
object is the preservation of Cherokee
nationality, not by nnlawfnl means, but
by putting down intemperance, and
making the Indians a unit for their own
welfare. That this society, which in
cludes most of the influential men of
the Cherokee tribe, should be misrepre
sented by the white speculators who
desire to get into the Territory is not
A school in this Stete sets forth as its
ohief attraction, " Dull boys waked up
and set e going."
Some three hitudeed thousand cotton
wood tress planted near Denyer, Kansas >
in IS7I, am thriving finely.
! v The New York police dwkonoed
Irving, the alleged mcmh tnurder
eocumplios, M an impoetev. -
Bed temper bites el both ends; ft
makes one's self nearly *9 miserable aa
it does other people.
About £25,000 made the ancient tal
ent. It takes considerable talent to
taeka that stun oow-n-day*.
The London Stmt4m 4 reports that
the Garlista have seised the women of
Vers to make soldiers' uniform*.
The eealp of e " Modoc warrior, killed
in the leva bed i t " recently cametbmugh
the mall to a mall at Biuitleboro, Vt
Arthur M. Prime, one of ifce wife
neeeea in the Kelaey case, baa been in
dicted for peiinry VGrand Jory.
It is said that the lemierille antbor
itiee find it e more speedy cure to send
married drunkards home ins trad of to
the lock-up. *
The whole number of horses in the
United Stole* is estimated at nearly
9.000,000: representing the raloe of
g700.000.000 or 000,000.
, A wag. to whet be knows ebent farm
ing: gives a plan to remove widows*
weeds. He says a good-looking man
baa only to any, " Wilt thou ?" and they
*The charges of bribery against the
Wardens of Newgate, in cooneolion
with the plot for the escape of the Bank
of Bngtaad forget*, have been proven
The walls of a building in Ike town
of Storehouse. Devonshire, England
whieb had been reeeotly burned, fell
down, killing eight persons and injur
ing several other*.
It la e somewhat singular feet that
moat of the papers called Democrat
bold Republican principles, end those
called Republican bold Democratic or
Six roughs penned a Nefebe® topotfe
In en alley, and were thinking how they
would better hie heed, when four of
them fell into an old sewer, end a wo
man scalded the other two.
Sweden has hitherto mainly depended
on England for coal, bet henceforth
she is likely to derive sufficient for her
needs from bra own mines, which ere
in process of development
The Xew York Herald says the fSOO
greenbacks have e art toed genius on
the back. They might have a split
eared .rhinoceros there for all we
wouhUcnew to the contrary."
We are glad to announce, on reliable
authority, that the earth la perfectly
solid. Tbia will be welcome intelli
gence to thoee people who have always
moved around na if they eapeeted to
fall thrangh every moment
Bracts of thin white India cotton and
of bamboo, with gay Roman bare for
borders, are tied around black or white
bete worn in the country by young
isdiea. Those with blaek striped bor
ders and fringe are also very stylish.
Certain ladies in Springfield, Ver
mont, have formed a drees association,
the aiemhets pledging themselves to
wear ♦' a nasi, sensible style of ooe
tume," end " not to change the fashion
except when an improvement is
A party of Americana ia Ireland
number thirty-five. They recently had
a picnic "on the lakes," inchs hag a
genuine strew ride to and from the
hotel. The rustics stared, but said
nothing. They probably thought a
George Brass colored, wboeeirial in
the Bergen tkrantyOenrtat Haraenaaek
for the murder of the white girl, Delia
Corcoran,has just been ended, has been
found guiltr of "manslaughter ia the
third degree"—sentence, ten yearn in
the State Prison.
A chap whs has owed us seven dol
lar* for almost aa many years, came ia
veetrrdsy to consult our taets ia the
matter of a present to hie oldest son.
He wse quite anxious to know if e raw
boat would beaa suitable ea a harp with
s gilt eagle on top.
Probably the heaviest losers by the
Wei land Canal disaster were Mrs. Law
rence and daughter, of Inn Arbor.
Their entire warbtobe, consisting in
part of 150 rint dresses, laces, tweaty
•eres seta of jeweiy, etc., were destroyed
ir lost They estimate their loss to be
There fx no better way to apply lime
themnrithxheened iatbefalL It may
then be harrowed in directly with the
rye or wheat. 25 to 40 bushels per acre
f finely Slacked time would be a good
1 naming The finer it is the mora effec
tive it will be end the lees quantity may
A Troy gentleman and bis wife went
Somen little earlier than they expected
to, the other night, and aa tbey wcra
passing the parlor windows, the half
smothered voice of their daughter was
beard, crying: " Now don't, Charlie;
: n* *ee how you have mossed my
Hex. W. P, Wat kins, Methodist min
ister st Waterloo, lowa, was made tem
porarily insane by the combined effects
of anxietv shout his wife, who was dan
gerously aide, and efforts to give op the
use of tobneooj to wfcieh he ha * long
bam a devotee, and went on and
iroamed himself .
Prof. Agsaaix, at Penikeee, was so
delighted a an egg found in the body
of a fish, thai, in trimming away the
flesh, so aa to show Urn egg its bed to
better advantage, his hand trembled eo
that he could hardly nse it. and then,
with a "soft, happy, boyish whistle,"
he continued the dissection.
An writer recommend* thst
potatoes rot only be stored in a dry
place, bnt wherever practicable they be
exposed from time to time to tbe fumes
of burning sulphur. This he declares
will retard tbe progress of disease and
prevent further infection without in
<ny manner injuring the tubers for
A religion* contempoeaiy tell* how
•vstemstic penny-giving recently saved
a* church in Wisconsin which was en
bammed with a debt of 810,000, that it
would have been impossible to pay in
the ordinary way. The pastor divided
the debt into penny share* to be paid
dailyfbr five hundred dnys; and it was
lifted forthwith, -
To remove warts, simply allow a sec
ond per*wi to wet the Hunger on the
end of tongue, rub the wart two or three
times, taking the finger off with a jerk,
*nd HU the wart off at the same time.
There must be a will about it. Our in
formant says that he knows people will
laugh at this remedy, but he does not
care, since he knows it is effectual.
Mr. J. M. Shaffer, in hie report of the
lowa State Agricultural Society, notes
the following concerting sheep and
wools: The number of sheep in the
State in 1872 was 681,826, worth #l,-
675,770. The entire wool clip will hard
ly exceed 1,500,000 pounds. Divide
among the eighty-five mills, and it
leaves to eachbut 27,664 pounds; and
this is one of the reasons why these
mills stand idle half the time.
• The highwayman who attempted to
rob United States Paymaster Irvin in
Kansas, and was shot in the attempt by
Lieut. Wetraore, was formerly a United
States officer, Capt. Geo. W. Graham,
of the cavalry. He was some time since
dismissed the army for speculating with
Government funds and other miscon
duct. Lient. Wetmore, who shot him
and saved the paymaster, is the sen of
a New York merchant, a Second Lieuten
ant in the Sixth Cavalry, and graduated
from West Point last year.
An absent-minded smoker named
Yancy, undertook to whisper something
of importance in the ear of old Mr.
Reynolds, Saturday, but in his absent
mindedness neglected to remove his ci
gar, the fire end of whioh was driveu right
into the old gentleman's ear. Mr. Rey
nolds jumped straight up in the air
about six feet, and on coming down
split Yaney's noee bv a well directed
blow. Yancy picked himself up, and
started for home, declaring in • rage
that he'd be hanged beforene'4 tell old
Reynolds what he was going te.