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. Human Life,
Aft*! * whiles * busy brain
Will r*et from all it* toil and pain.
After a while, earth'* ruli will ceaea,
And a weaned heart find sweet relraee.
After a while, a vanuhed fare,
An empty scat, a vacant place.
After a while, a man forgot;
A crumbled head-atoue, au uukncwu rp. t.
Tt* First, with rose-tipped fingers halo soft
Of reddening glory, round her *riow-luie
Touched the *low-ktndling Eastf and there
A rippling breeie, light-bending all Uie reed"
And speeding on the chariot-wheel* of d*y.
The Second, crowned wiih drowsy letu fiowi-j*.
BaeVed m the glowing noon, what time the
Gilded her *nbnrn ringlet* . and the lake.
On whose tiU breast the Oliver Ulie# *3ept.
Wa* etirre.l not by a breath ; and 'uealh th>
The ruminating cattle idly etood.
Lashing rom dap|>led Ike tyrant flies.
The Thirvt. mit-robed, in vail impalpable.
Aroee from nver-eide, her on timed form.
Dim-si owing gainst the gloamtng sky, tha
Her arant-eonrisr*, gloom-loving lets.
Light skimmed around her car. and bright
Her dusky-treases gleamed one silver star.
The Fourth, in mantle black, imperial.
Star-etrewn, with golden spheres , her raven
All diadem'J with gem* of pnrwet light.
And on her htvw a sreacsut. Sac strewed
From throne on high, the roeeate poppy
With aa ungrudging hand, and on men's eyes.
Like gentle mother, set the seal of rest'
A CALIFORNIA SKETCH.
In the early days of California—the
olden days of gold, or the golden day*
of old. as you please—iu a certain
miners' camp on the Yuba River, there
lived a queer genius named Armstrong
He waa an honest miner, not differing
materially from his fellows, excepting
that he had a ennous habit of talking
to himself. For the simple res son
that he departed from the common cus
tom in this one particular, he was. of
coarse, voted craxy by the other miners.
To call all persona "orxxy" who do
not follow the customs of the majority,
is a constant habit with men. But,
day after day, Armstrong worked away
with hi* pici and shovel, caring noth
ing for the remarks of his neighbors,
and seeming to wish for no other part
ner in his toils or his rest, save the in
visible personage whom be always ad
dressed in the seoond person singular,
and with whom he was almost constant
ly in close and earnest conversation.
The common drift of his talk, while at
work, would be about as follows ;
" Rather tough work, Armstrong
rich dirt, though—grub a dollar a
pound—no time to waste—pitch in, air
—hinged if I don't wish I was in the
States. This mining's mighty hard
work. Nonsense, Armstrong ; what a
fool you are to be talking in that way,
with three ounces a day right under
your feet, and nothing to do but just
to dig it out."
His conversation would be dnly
yunetnated with strokes of the pick
and lifts of the loaded shoveL And so
the days wonld pass along, and Arm
strong worked, and sleDt, sad talked
with his invisible partner. Well, it
happened, in due eooise of time, that
the class of human vampires, commonly
called gamblers, made their appearance
at the camp where Armstrong worked.
As he was not above following the
example of his fellows, he paid the
new-cemers a visit. It is the same old
stoty. After watching the game awhile,
he concluded it was tne simplest thing
in the word. So he tried his lack and
won—a hundred dollar*! Now, any new
experience would always set Armstrong
to thinking and talking to - himself
worse than ever. It was so this time.
"Now, Aimatrong," he said, as he
hesitated about going to bis work next
morning, " that is the easiest hundred
dollars you ever m-de in vour life.
What's "the use of your goiDg into a
hole in the ground to dig for three
ounces a day ? The fact is, Armstrong,
you are sharp. You were not made for
this kind of work. Suppose you just
throw sway your pick and shovel, leave
the mines, buy a suit of store-clothes,
and dress up like a born gentleman,
ami go at some business that tuitsyour
Armstrong was cot long in putting
these thoughts and sayings into action.
He left the diggings* and invested in
fine clothes. He looked like another
man, bat he was still the same Arm
strong, nevertheless. He was not long
in finding an opportunity to try a new
profession. Walking forth in his fresh
oat fit, he had just cenclnded a long
talk with himself about his bright pros
pects, when he halted inTront of a large
tent with a sign on it, " Miner's Rest"
Armstrong went in. It did not seem to
him that he remained very loßg, but it
was long enough to work a wonderful
revolution in his feelings. When he
came ont he was a changed man—that
is to say, he was a "changeless" man.
He was thunder struck, amazed, be
wildered. He had lost his money, lost
his new prospect, lost his self-conceit
—lost everything bnt his new clothes
and bis old habit of talking to himself.
It is useless to say that he was mad.
Armstrong was very mad. But there
was no one to be mad at bnt Armstrong
himself, so self number two was in for
s rough lecture.
"Now Armstrong, you are s nice
specimen—you fool—yon bilk—you
deat-beat—you inf—" Well, I need not
repeat all the Lard things he said. Like
King Richard, lie " found within him
self no pity for himself."
But mere words were not sufficient.
It was a time for action. But Arm
strong never once thought of shooting,
drowning, L&ngiog, or any other form
of suicide. He was altogether too
original as well as too sensible tor that.
Yet he was resolved npon something
real and practical in the way of refor
matory punishment. He felt the need
of a s<-]f-imposed decree of bank
ruptcy, that should render the present
failure as complete as possible, and
prevent a similar course of foolishness
in the future.
So the broken firm of "Armstrong &
Self" went forth in meditation, long
and deep. Some of his thoughts were
almost too deep for utterance. But
finally he stood by the dusty road along
which the great freighting wagons were
hauling supplies to the mining camps
np the Sacramento. One of these wag
ons, drawn by six yoke of oxen, was
just passing. Snap, snap, snap, in
slow, irregular succession, came the
keen, stinging reports of the long Mis
souri ox-whip. " G'lang 1 glang ! wo
haw !" shouted the tall, dust begrimed
driver, as he swung his whip and cast
a sidelong glance at the broken firm,
w mdering " what in thnndnr all them
g ore clothes was a doin' thar." Now,
when Armstrong saw tbe long eolnmn
of white dust rising behind that wag
on, he was taken with an idea. So he
shouted to the driver to knew if he
might be a'lowed to walk in the road
behind the wagon.
" Get in and ride," Baid the driver.
" No," said Armstrong, " I wish
" Then walk, you crazy fool," was
the accommodating response, U the
driver swung his whip.
lv I RTZ, and l^ropr
Thou came the tug of war. tlrook
never met Greek more C.>n\!j than did
I the two contending sprit* couipoaiug
tho tlrm of Armstrong .t Self *t that
particular moment. "Now Armstrong,"
i said tho imperious head of the Arm,
( "you pet right into the middle of thai
ro.vd. sir. and walk in that duet behind
that w agon, all the way to the Packer*'
hoo*t, on the V üba lltvcr." " What !
with these clothes on t" "Yea, with
thoee clothe* on." " Why, it is tlfteon
M'K wkl dusty all the" way." "No
matter, air ; take the road. Von squaii
l \*' r yottr money at three-card moute ;
I 11 t'aoh you a lesson." •
| *' G hang! g'lant!" drawled the
driver, aa he looked over fata shoulder
with a curious mingling of pity, con
tempt and wonder ou his dusty face.
More and more spitefully snapped the
swinging whip as the alow-paced oxen
toil-d mile after mile under the heat of
J a September sun. iud there, in the
mad, trudged Armstrong behind the
wagon slowly, wearily, thoughtfully,
, but not silently. He was a man who
alwavs spoke his thoughts.
" This serves you right, Armstrong,
Auy man who will fool hi* money
away at three-caul moute deserves to
walk in the dust." "It will spoil these
clothes." " Well, don't you deserve
,it ? ' "The dust fill* my eyes." "Yea; :
| any man who gamble* all hi* •dust'
away at three-card moute deserves to
have dust in his eye* —and alkali dust
at that" "The dust choke* me." "All
right; any man who will buck at sou's
deserves to be choked. Keep the road,
sir—the middle of the mad —close up
to the wagon. Do you think you will
ever buck at inonte again, Armstrong?"
And so the poor culprit, self arrest
ed, self condemned, coughed and
sneered and choke,! and walked and
talked, mile after mile, hour after hour;!
while the great wagon groaned and
creaked, the driver bawled and swung
his whip, the patient cxen gave their
shouluers to the yoke, and the golden
sun of September sank wearily toward
the west. The shadows of evening
were beginning to fail when the wagon
j baited at the place called Packers'
Boost, ou the Yuba.
" Here we rest," sighed Armstrong,
■ just above hi* breath, as he looked at
the stream. " No, you don't," an
swered the head of the firm. " You
buck your money away at moute, and
talk about resting ! Now, Armstrong,
go right down the bank, sir, int that
river." As the command wu* peremp
tory, and a spirit of obedience was
thought the safest, Armstrong obeyed
without parley; and down he weut,
over head and ears, store-clothes and
all, into the cold mountain stream. It 1
was a long time that he remained in
the water and nnder the water. He
would come to the snrfaee every little
while to talk, you understand. It wa->
impossible for Armstrong to forbear
talking. "0, yes," be would say, a*
he came up and snuffed the water "from
his nose, "you'll back year money
away at three-card monte, will yon"?
How do you like water-cure?" His
words were, of course, duly punctuated
by irregular plunges and "catching* of
It so happened that the man who
kept the shanty hotel at the Packers'
Roost had a woman for a wife. She,
being a kind-hearted creature, besought
her lord to go down aud " help the jxxsr
crarr man out of the water."
" Pshaw said the ox-driver, "he
ain't a crazy man; he's a fool. He
walked behind ray wagon and talked to
himself all the way from Scrabble
Thereupon arose a lengthy discussion
about the difference between a crazy
man and a fool. B'lt, after a while, the I
landlord and ox-driver went down to
the bank and agreed to go Armstrong's
security against backing at monte in
the future, if he would come oat cf the
water. So he went oat and came up to
" Will you have a cap of tea or cof
fee ?" said the woman, kindly.
" Tea, madam," said Armstrong, " I
will take both-"
•* He ia erazv, snre as can be," said
the woman. But she brought the two
caps, as ordered. " Milk and sugar ?"
she inquired, kindly as before.
" No, madam ; mustard and red pep
per," answered Armstrong.
'• I do believe he it a fool," said the
woman, as she went for the pepper and
Armstrong, with del die rate coolness,
pat a spoonful of red pepper into the
tea and a spooniul of mustard into the
coffee. Then he poured the two to
gether iDto a large tin cnp. Then the
aid conflict raged again, and high
above the din of rattling tin caps and
pewter spoons, sounded th stern com- 1
mand, "Armstrong, drink it, air 1 drink
it down." A momentary hesitation, ,
and a few desperate gulps, and it was
down. "O, yes," said our hero, as his
throat burned and the tears ran from
his eyes, " yon back Tour money away
at three card monte, jo yon ?"
Now the Thomsonian doea above de
scribed very nearly ended the battle
with poor Armstrong. He was silent
for quite a time; every body else was
silent. After a while the landlord ven
, tared to snggest that a bed could be
provided if it was desired. "No," said
Armstrong, " I*ll sleep ou the floor.
You see, stranger," said he, eyeing the
landlord with a peculiar expression,
" this fool has been squandering gold
dust at monte—three-card monte—and
does not deserve to sleep in a lied."
So Armstrong ended the day's battle
by going to bed on the floor. Then
came the dreams. He first dreamed
that be was sleeping with his feet on
the North Pole atul his head in the
tropica, while all the miners of Yuba
were ground-slnicing in bis stomach.
Next he dreamed that he had swallow
ed Mount Shasta for supper, and that
the old mountain had suddenly become
an active volcano, and was vomiting
acres and acres of hot lava.
Then the scenes were shifted, and lie
seemed to have found his final abode
in a place of vile smells and fierce
flames, politely called the antipodes of
heaven. And while he writhed and
groaned in sleepless agony, a fork
tailed fiend, with his thumb at his
nose, was saying to him in a mocking
voice, "You buck your money away at
three card monte, do yon, hey ?" But
even this treubled sleep had an end at
last, and Armstrong arose. When he
lxiked at himself in the broken look
ing-glass that hnng on the wall, he
thought his face bore traces of wisdom
that never had been there before. So
be said, "I think yon have learned a
lesson, Armstrong. You can go back
to your mining now, sir, and let monte
alone." Time showed that he was
right. His lesson was well learned.
The miners looked a little curious
when he re appeared at the camp, and
still called him crazy. He had learned
a lesson many of them had never
learned, poor fellows. They continued
their old ways, making money fast and
spending it foolishly—even giving it to
monte dealers. But the Armstrong firm
was never broken in that way but once.
After that, whenever he saw one of the
peculiar signs, "Bobbers' Roost,"
"Fleecers' Den," or "Fools' Last
Chance," Armstrong would shake his
head with a knowing air, and say to
himself as he passed along, " O, yes,
Armstrong, you've been there; you
know all about that; you don't buck
your money away at three-card monte;
not much I" — Ovtrland Mmthly,
THE CENTRE REPORTER
THE 808 (Jt'ESTIO.N.
\\ lint (Aiutf Hj -Treatuteut
of Ikigit Klc*
A New York exchange says;— E
xposure to the sun, without the power of
retreat ; uuwho'eaouie food remaining
undigested iu the stomach ; heat, ex
citement and lack of nourishment, ac
companied by continued worrying*,
pelting* and driving ; the constant wear
and tear of the whole nervous system,
produced by tlea* being allowed to ac
cumulate ; the lute of a rabid dog or
veuomous reptiles ; (toxica or any for
eigu *n I'stance stuck in the jaw or
throat, these cause madness iu dogs.
Home years ago 1 had three cases of
decided madness—two caused by the
bite of venomowa reptiles ; the third by
a sunstroke. Of course, 1 safely and
securely chained all the patient* aud
market! their daily progress. The two
bitten subjects grew worse and worse,
till I relieved them by a merciful death;
by puttrug cold water on the third one
three or four times a dav, and keeping
her iu the cool shade wiih little light,
she gradually recovered, aud afterwards
produced several litters of puppies, one
of which just lived long enough to be
swallowed by au alligator ou the bauks
of the Mississippi. Neither of these
dogs refused to drink, but tha former
kud lost all power of swallowing for
some time previous to my destroying
Babies caused by venomous bite* (or
objects stroking iu the throat or jaws)
is perhaps tie most incurable, as it is
by no means advisable for the inexperi
; euced to risk au operation at the ad
vanced stage of the iudauitu*tioa. I
believe many cures might be effected,
| if the animals were eulv kept safely
bound in the shade aud constantly
cooled with water; I mean when the
cause inay be indigestion, over excite
ment or suustroke. When au animal
haa been bitten by another known to be
mad, I consider it the safest method to
destroy him ; although I have known
many dogs which have never l<eeu
affected by the bite, whilst others have
become its victims.
Dipping iu salt water, three times
following, each time keeping the patient
till li- is nearly exhausted, has beer,
thsnght to take such an effect upon the
system as to annihilate the vetomoua
power. True, I remember a case in
England where two dogs were bitten by
a mad dug, within live minutes of each
other. One was a pointer, which was
plunged into salt water almost to death.
The other dog remained unnoticed aud
unattended to, and went raving mad
aud committed fearful ravages, while
the pointer never showed the most re
mote symptoms of hydrophobia daring
the remaining years of its life. I have
seen at Southampton,in England,people
almost ducked to death to avoid the
consequences of tiie bite* of mail dogs,
and this was considered an all sufficient
But I am rather slow at hasty infer
ences in ths matter of mail dogs.
With regard to the pointer, his system
might not have been as su.*ceptible of
absorbing the virus as that of his un
lucky neighbor ; neither might he have
been as severely bitten as his unlucky
neighbor ; and, a* it is well known that
all dogs will not be affected by bites of
rabid animals, the jwinter might have
belonged to tke cla-s of non-absorb
ent*. With reference to the persona
alluded to, they might Have been bit
ten either by an imaginary mad dog or
by one whose nervous system was under
j temporary derangement.
The bites of really mad urinals differ
widely in their poisoning powers, and
in many cases 1 imagine the danger
would be very trifling. The venom is
suing from a really corrupt system
must differ widely in virulence from
that produced by simple nervous ex
citeairat. I have often l>een bitten by
dog# laboring under temporary de
rangement, and mad to all intents and
purposes (if animals unconscious of
their acts may be termed insane), and 1
certaiuly have never felt any fear and
but little inconvenience from it. But
the bite of a really rabid animal who
has the disease festering in his whole
frame is at all times to be dreaded.
Neither the fits in distemper nor ordi
nary fits she--Id le mistaken for hydro
phobia. They bear but little resem
blance to it. Fits in rabid animals art
preceded by different premonitory
symptoms, and are generally the seqio-l
of a train of incoherent, extraordim y
and unreasonable performances. In
all fits, however, the animal should be
handled very cautiously, as his tine n-
Isciousness may result in inflicting in
jury where none was intended, and
bitei are at all times more or less poi
A person bitten by a mad dog should
have the wounded parts immediately
taken out by a skillful surgeon, and
the sore should l>e afterward thorough
ly burned out with lunar caustic. I
would alto recommend the application
of a dozen leeches to the neighboring
parts and a soft poultice to enoonrage
the flow of blood to a limited extent,
while a bandage be tied above the
wound, to lessen the circulation, till
the operation be terminated. Cooling
aperient medicines cannot b amiss.
The treatment, however, should be
regulated through the advice of a skill
From what I have seen and heard I
have some little faith in salt water
ducking, and would certainly try it, as
it wonld not be likely to do any injury.
; Do not wait for a doctor to cut out the
bite, if he be far off, and you have judg
ment enough to operate without cutting
an artery. Hydrophobia signifies a
drear! of water ; but it is no proof of
canine madness that a dog should re
! fuse to drink ; neither is it a test of his
j sanity if he should drink to the full.
Mad dogs when not excited by glaring
objects often drink freely to assuage
the fever raging within, but in their
flighty psroxysmsfliey shun all dazzliug
objects which flash on their disordered
The trade in the " ground pea* " or
" grounders " of the South, or peanut*,
RS they are called at the North, has
grown into an extensive business. Bev
eral firms on Merchants How and in
other street# down town handle many
thousand bushels aunually; and any
j one passing their (tores may see great
; piles of these delicious esculents in
j bags holding severs! bushels each,
while the roasted fruit is disp nsed
from every street corner stand and at
most of the caudv, grocery and fruit
stores in town. Familiar as we all are
' with the taste and quality of peanuts,
but few of ns are aware of where they
are raised. The.little State of Delaware
| has the honor of growing about all thst
are raised in the United States. The
, ground iea (peanut) grows beneath the
surface ot the ground, as its name im
! ports. The plant has somewhat the ap
]>earance of the common dwarf gsrden
pea, though much more bushy. It is
cultivated in hills. The pea grows on
tendrils which put out from the plant
and take root in earth. The fmit is
picked from the roots by band, and the
vines are a favorite for horses, mules
and cattle. From thirty to eighty
bushels are produced ou an acre. There
are some planters who raise from one
thousand to fifteen thousand bushels a
year.— Ration Glob*.
CENTRE lIVI.L. CENTRE CO., l'A., THURSDAY, JULY 1(5, 1874.
The llratu I udvr the Microscope
'i'ho atnouut of original scientific in
• vesligattou going ou eveu iu this oouu
try is greatly beyond the common tin
pressmu of it. The llrst thought is
that original investigations are not
oprU to every one, the Held of science
seems so thoroughly tilled already. But
for those who haitt eyea there is always
! something to sec. Dr. Kcuipster of
! tho Oshkosti (Wis.) Insane Asylum,
whose investigstioiia were embodied m
a recent paj>er before the Illinois Mi-
I croacopic.il Mooietv, hug In-en examin
ing the braius of itisaue |>erons uuder
the microscope and takiug photo rnioo
' graphs of cerebral scenery. To make
i hi* luquest as thorough and conoeien
j Lous as possible lie learned phwtog-
I raphv, ao that he conduota the whole
j investigation, from the post-mortem ex
j amiuattou to the lnouutuigof hi* views,
j It is ccrtaiulv an inter, stmg ques
i tion, whether the brain or auy portion
of our bodies shows a tr*e of trie fact
of insanity, which wo call and lutaoall
per paps a mental disease. Dr. Kemp
ster has uever fouud m medical works
but a single ease rejk>rted of an iuves
tigatiuu of this character. He ha* in
the past six years made microscopic ex
aminations of the braius of 4'J lunatics,
aud lie discover* decided differences
: Iretweeu sane aud iusaue braius, and
' between different claasea of insane,
acute mama presenting quite a different
aspect from dementia, and from other
descriptions of lunacy.
What the phenomena are which he
discovered we need uot detail in Im
precise aud technical language of
science. It is impossible to determine
whether these mirk* indicate the cause
or oousequeuce of the disease. The
usual course of insanity, however, wo
take to W this : First, the soul-disturb
ance, as by a great grief, theu the
physical lesion. Hut a dose of mo
plane or a blow may produce the same
physical lesion, and, iuvrting the
oreier, occasion insanity backward.
Dr. Kem peter advances no theory or
explanation of his work, and declares
himself simply anxious to brtug out
the facte iu each case and let them
stand for what thev will.
If the lsw could be laid down with
precision that the remain* of a person
will indicate sanity or insanity, it would
have au important bearing upon many
life iuaiirouee trials and will east-s. The
" insanity dodge" in murder tnala
see ma aa yet sale from exposure from
this aouroe, aince the brain of a living
person cannot be submitted to the mi
croscope without a personal tuoouve
uieucenot leas embarrassing than bang
An Indian Mormon.
Near Fillmore a parti of travelers
visited an Indian chief of the Pah vant
trilie who had turned Mormon after a
fashion. The story of hia conversion
and what followed i interesting:
Kanosh is a Mormon convert, aud
prides himself on hia " white ways."
His favorite wtfe--an Indian girl,brought
up in s M. •rmon family— persuaded
him to let her keep house " Mormon
fashion " for htm. The Mormons had
built her a nice little cottage, where
she ha.l real doors and windows, six
chairs ranged round the room, a high
post bedstead in the coraer, and plates
and dishes in a proa*. She had her
cows—aud made butter—her poultry,
eggs, and vegetables ; and m her day
Kuuosli proudly displeyed a stiff, clean
ahirt front aud high collar every Sunday.
Naturally, the other squaws wer
jealona. Ksnoah went hunting, and n
his return, three week* afterward, the
poor young wife had disappeared.
Kauosh waa snre that hi* eldest squaw
had murdered her. What did he do ?
He told her that (Sod bad Been her do
it ; and hade her die. And she grad
ually faded away ; and in !• than a
year aha died, confessing that abc had
taken her victim by the hair as she
knelt among the plantain her garden,
pulled back her head and ut her
throat. Then she dragged the body
away, ami buried it in the cornfield.
After the Christian wife's murder,
Kliliesh mourned in a sincere way that
deeply gratified hi# Mormon frieuda.
But he and the reclaming squaws
couldn't manage hia affairs in her fash
ion. He wore liia shirts, however, faith
fully aud honorably, tilt the buttons,
the sleeve i, and collars all dcttrtcd
him. As to the poultry, wheu the eggs
had accumulated to three bushels, or
thcrcalonts, hi# band made a grand
feast, and, Indian like, ate up all the
chickens—literally all except the feath
ers—and all the egg#, good and bad.
How lo Prevent Hjdrophobla.
A nieana of preventing hydrophobia
has been suggested by a veterinary
surgeon of Paris. It ha* been proposed
that the teeth of dogs should bo blunt
ed so that when any animal was attack
ed with rabies it would be impossible
to communicate the disease to other
animals or to human beings. The pro
posal was msde some time sgo, aud in
the meantime M. llourrel, its author,
has been diligently making experiments
in order to prove it# practicability. To
day, at a meeting of veterinary sur
geons, the means whereby the blunting
of the teeth is to be effected sre to be
practically illnstrated. Several objec
tion# to tiii# ingenious device for ren
dering msd dogs harmless have already
been put forward. It has been urged,
for instance, that the operation would
ruin sporting dogs, who would no long
er be able to follow scent. It is also
contended, and with much force, that
dogs would he unable to eat their food,
and although, according to a writer iu a
French paper, " the consideration is of
small importance compared with the
possible suppression of rabies among
dogs," still, if dogs are to be permitted
to live at all, some kind of oomfort and
ease must be allowed to their existence.
On the whole, it seems very doubtful
whether it would not be better to kill
the snimals outright than subject them
to this kind of inconvenience.—London
Thoughts for Saturday Sight.
Unlesa a tree has borne blossom* in
spring, yon will vainly look for fruit on
it in autumn.
If charity can cover a multitude of
ain, it may poiaibly bo *< stretched as
to cover a multitude of opinion*.
Silence i* the perfectest herald of
joy ; we were bnt little happy if we
could nay how much.
Reverence the highcnt, have patience
with the lowest. Let this day'* per
formance of the meaueat duty bo thy
Such i the blessing of a benevolent
heart that, let the world frown a* it
will, it cannot possibly bereave it of all
happiness, since it can rejoioe in the
prosperity of others.
Truth enters the heart of a man
when it is empty and clean and still*
but when the nnad is shaken with pas
sions as with a storm, you can never
hear the voice of the charmer, charm
ho never so wisely.
The manner of doing a thing always
has a large, if not the largest, share ia
determining its effect. The greatest
act may be spoiled by the which
it is done, uud the homeliest act of
kindness may be discharged with a
(race that shall hint of heaven.
IT Date Life of l'rlace lllsiuaik
A tier man paper gives the fo'lowiug
' details concerning tho private life ot
l'riuce Bismarck :
"Hiuoe the Austrian campaign,
l'riuce Herr von Bismarck has cast
aside lire civilian's dress, and out of
personal love for his Sovereign has don
i nod the uniform of a major in the Cut
| roaster*. Thia attire ha givou to his
imposing figure a t r uiy martial stamp.
The Chauoelior ha# been tu tho habit
of retiring to rest after midnight, ami
i iu conformity with the habits of all
other mortals, drank regularly one to
two boltlrn of champaign as a sleeping
j potion. He seems to have ackuowl
! edged the proverb, ' Early to bed and
; early to rise makes a man healthy,
wealthy, aud wise,' for l'riuce Bismarck
j has often Iteen known when iu bed at 9
or 10 o'clock at night to command his
counsellors to stteud and make their
1 re|torts, l'riuce dotes ou a
comfortable home, ami rarely attends
balls and assemblies. Respecting
science and the theatre, Bmruarrk
evinced chiefly au inclination to the
comic uiiiars ; and thus it is that the
Waltler Ttieatre, tho place of Berlin
h>cal farces, was almost the only theatre
that was honored with his company.
Was it uot a Kuropeau event when we
roar, one morning, and read the notice
that Bismarck had invited the droll
Helmerdtwg to dine with him en Jam
tile, quite alone ? All the cartoons and
j comic sketc'ies respecting him are care
fully collected by the hands of his af
fectionate daughter and placed in au
album ; and of albums like it there are
said to lie a legion. The worse and
mors abaur.l the caricatures in the Ber
lin comic journals are, the more the
merry spirit of the lord Chancellor
rises and the dearer is heard his riug
ing laugh. Nevertheless, the aomewhat
grotesque nature of the Jupiter of the
Wilheimstrasse knows oulv too well
how to rexu-iit the attacks and criticisms
of the little Msjnnke, the chief editor
of the clerical lief mania, or of the cH
/ant terrible of the social democratic
ud LassalleriaU line, llerr llaascluiau.
l'riuce B.smarck is, on the whole, not
very Irtendly inclined towards the
press. Tue expression which passed
bis hps, several years ago, 'The jour
iiahst* are a people who have entirely
failed iu their calling,' is still lit* opin
ion at the present day."
Home carious fscla with regard to
the recklessness often shown in hand
ling (Dopuvdrr, fireworks, and other
•noli explosive substance#, werebrought
to light 111 the cvidruoe of Major Mi
jwdlf, the Government Inspector, he
tore the House of Common# Committee
oil Kiploaive Subwtauoe# a few Jar*
ago. It was aell enough kuowu that m
a factory at Birmingham open atov. a
were used iu the sheds, and the girla
employed Were in the haliit of ahakitig
grama of |>owder from their aprona in
to the stove, until one day the place
waa blown up, and they were all ki.lrd ;
but one l rattier startled to hear that
a red hot ioker 1a not ao eery uncom
monly uaad to bore a hole a certain dis
tance into barrrla of gunpowder. In
thin case also an inquest waa held on
what eonid lie found of the operator.
In Scotland, where caution ia aupfioaed
to 1H a characteristic of the people.
Major Majeodie one day went with the
owner ot a powder factory down into
hia cellar. The owner showed the o|>en
barrela of powder by the light of a
naked candle, and assured the horrified
spectator that he was accustomed to
ladle out the jKiwder to hia workmen by
the same light. Another eaae waa related
of a man who waa in the habit of hold
icg dynamite on a shovel oeer the Arc.
It terms that trains carrying twenty
toa# of gunpowder sometime* pass
through London, and that van loads arc
often taken along the atreeta and are
loaded and unloaded while bj-ataudera
are smoking their pipes.
Long Lout Brother.
R ibert M. Greene has been knocking
••round the terrestrial bsll since he *
. ghteen. Under the same roof-tree HI
London, where Robert howled hi# first
infant sqnstl, an elder brother waslxrn.
Atamt fifteen years ago this elder
brother, too, began playing the role of
the rolling stone, lie has, however,
been a resident of St Louis nearly
three years, and for nine months past
the brothars have been living within a
half dozen squares o! each other, walk
ing the same street daily, and yet
never met. The elder brother a few
avenings ago chance 1 iu a hotel to hear
a gentleman sav, "J start for London
to morrow." He addressed this gen
tleman aud asked him if lie would de
liver a letter to a certain number in
Terrace garden, London. " With
pleasure," responded tho gentleman,
" snd, by tho way, there is another
man here who gave me a letter to de
liver at the same place and to the same
person. Are yon relatives?'' A re
union was tho eonscqnenae, and tlie
brothers, who had neither seen nor
heard of each other for fifteen years,
The Receiver of the Diamonds.
The Philadelphia ItuHetin gives the
following particulars of the American
" Miss Feenix," who was the eane of
the theft of diamond# by the Grand
Duke N tool a# of Russia :
" The young woman who figures Vie
fore the woild in this disgraceful sff.ir
as ' Mrs.' and ' Miss Feenix,' is a Phila
delphinn, well known to a very large
circle, especially to the opposite sex, in
this city. Her career has been one of
continual profligacy for a dozen or more
years past, duriug which time she has
lieen twice married, her first husband
dying suddenly in West Virginia, and
her second, a young New Yorker, whoae
name, it appears, she still wear#, having
married her in Paris, and afterwards
separated from her.
" ' Mrs. Feenix ' i# the daughter of a
former most eminent clergyman of
this city, now deceased, and so spared
the hitter humiliation of the notoriety
which tiiis Russian scandal has given to
a life which, in its comparative privacy,
must have inflicted untold sorrows upon
those connectixl with a fair woman gone
ao hopelessly astray."
A Ludicrous Scene.
The venerable Father Willis, in hi*
interesting reminiscence* of a half
century, in the Univertalist, says of
Thomas F. King, the father of Star
King.l that on a very oold Sunday in
winler, he WHH preaching in Oonnecti
cut in an old church that had no means
of warming it; for, fifty year* ago, few
churches, especially in the country,had
the appliance* for making them com
fortable by artificial warmth. He aaid
ho wa in the midst of his sermon, when
he cast hi* eyes to the gallery and saw
a man sitting in the front seat with a
busby, llery-red head, aud saw a man
sitting on a raised seat directly behind
him, who was rubbing his hands aud
alternately ludding them over thiß man's
head as though ho oould derive some
benefit from it; aud it was so ludicrous,
under the circumstances, that ho found
it difficult to suppri ss a loud laugh iu
church, while some other* who saw it
did uctually laugh so loud as to attract
It is mnch easier to keep out of a rot
than to get out.
LET ICE ALONE.
A lllut fur lbs llOS Tins.
There is, aays an exchange, a great
deal of needless suffering every year
while the hot days of tuldsutuiuer List
People will violate the plainest aud
simplest laws of health. Ttie Well-to
do merchant or broker drinks ice water
at breakfast, and by the time he get"
down town lie is hankering for the
refrigerator or office water-cooler. Per
haps before luuch time he will meet a
friend and with him take a brandy
smash or a mint ju'eu. When lunch
time cosies, if he drmka wine or tuwr,
he wauts them ice-cold. If he drinks
water he wanlt a lump of ice iu w.h
goblet. He will barely have reached
his office before he will waut another
ice-cold drink. Aud all thi* time he
feel* as if he were ready to melt, not
withstanding the "cooling" drinks,
aud his thirst is nevrr aaln-lird. He
goes uptown with his hat in his hand,
perspiring more than ever, and the sight
of the th* rtnotueU rs that hang outside
the druggists' doors almost makes him
go mad. In the case of the laboring
mau matters are, if possible,still worse
lie also has begun by drinking icieoold
water tu the morning, and Lis craving
for that agreeable but delusive beverage
is never over. Being a comparatively
rheap one, he can indulge hia appetlle
for it to au extent. Now, in default of
the doctors, we have a word of advice
for both rich and poor. There is no
need for all this perspiration and conse
quent vrxatiou. Banish toe from the
breakfast table. Drink as much water
as yon like, or even aa much aa you
can beforebreakfast, and let this bo fol
lowed by a light repast, including not
more than one small cup of coffee. Af
ter this the sun's ray# can We endured
without discomfort until twelve or one
o'clock. Then a moderate lunch with
one or two glasses of wine or beer will
last until the day's work is over. At
the evening meal pure water can be
taken ad libitum. But during all this
time ice should be kept out of sight
The water may be moderately cooled
with ice, but neither should be liken
ice-cold in summer. It might be a
blessing if the pricy? of ice were
twice as exorbitant as it is. Ttiat com
modity is a great Iw-nefit, but it ahonld
t*e devoted ouly to ita ligitimate uaea,
such aa preset ving meats and vegeta
blea. It is customary in the h< tela aud
restaurant* to aet a goblet of ice-water
before a customer as soon aa he take*
hi* seat at the table, as if ice were the
real staff of life. A goblet of water
with a lump of ice iu it placed before
a person who sits down to order hia
breakfast ought to be rejected A*
promptly as tf it were a glass of trpid
dish-water. The " rce-cold" drinks
advertised at the various places of re
freshment during the hot season Con
stitute a great danger, and a woman's
crusade sgaiust this evil would reonve
secret support front all teuaible persons.
There i# as great variety in gentle
men's summer hats as in ladles', says a
fa-ihion journal. The prevalent fancy,
howt vej, is for English shape# with
high square crowns and curled brims.
These are shown in Milan braida,white,
black, brown, drab, aud trie stylish
London-smoke color. This is the regu
lation city hat for summer, and costs
Fr blondes the white Milan with
blue ribbon band ia the first choice ;
dark complexions and sunburned face*
look best in the fashionable dark
straws. Far less stiff than three are
hst* of soft white split straw, with
half high crown and a >ft brim, without
wires or stiffening of any kind. Tnis
ligiit, comfortable hst, fine enough for
a lady, is also s">. Mackinaw straws,
rough-looking hut soft, aud waot to be
injured by rain or sun, rytain last
j ear's jaunty shaj e, aud coat from
82 50 to &G. Napoleon blue ribbon
bands Seem to bo moat in favor on
white straw hats. R lugh-and-ready
straw hats for rough use are ft! or $1
The prettiest felt hats of pale gray
have soft yet fil bums and square
j crnwua. Gentlemen too often destroy
the beauty of these hats by pointing
and indenting the crowns in th* way
brigand and army hat* are worn. Price
s"> There are also stiff felt hata, staid
and sober-looking, with stiff tajwring
crown and bard brim*, marked sf>, bat
not nearly as pleasing or as comfort#-
i ble as the soft felts. For the races
are large wide brimmed felt hat*, either
black or brown, with dented Tyrolean
crowns, surrounded by a wide band, in
which a cluster of pheasant's feathers
is stuck. The dres* hat for summer is
white sliort-nsp|ed beaver, msde with
slight bell crown snd English curve,
stul provided with a cork ventilator.
The name shape is also made iu silver
pearl cassimere, and each is sold for
87. The stove-pipe crown lately intro
duced for silk hate has become so com
mon that fashionable batters have
already abandoned it for bell crown*.
White cassimere hats with black bands
are suitable for mourning only, and are
not worn out of mourning by gentle
i men of taste.
As a crowded train left Boston for
New York recently, a gentleman ap
proached a handsomely-dressed lady
who occupied half of a seat with nu
merous bundles, and asked, " Is thst
seat occupied, madam ? ' " Yes, it is,"
was the snapping reply. The man
walked on. in half au hour the door
opened and in walked a tall, rough fel
low, coarse as a Polar bear, with huge
heard uncombed and stained with to
bacco juice, and clothes badly fitting
aud smelling of the stable. Spying the
lady's seat, with great deliberation be
seized' bundle, bandbox and bag, put
them into the lady's lap, and sat down
iu the vacant spot, ner defiant looks
produced no impression. He whistled ;
lie stroked his beard ; he threw round
liis huge arms, and chuckled inwardly
at her evident rage. She left the cars
at New Haven, when the geutleroan
who was refused the scat reappeared.
To some gentlemen who seemed to take
a great interest in the proceeding* he
said, " Did you see how that woman
treated me?" "Yes." "Well, thst
man i# a horse doctor that sat down lie
side her. He lielonga to Bull's Head.
I gave him a dollar to ride with that
woman as far as she went." We do not
know which less to approve, the in
civility of the "lady "or that of the
A Sultan'# Mansoleum,
Tho burial place of Mahmond It.,
Htillan of Turkey, is a circular building
of white maible, very elegant, with a
lofty dome. A rich Turkey carpet in
gay stripes covers the floor. Bix large
saroophagi have steep roof* covered
with maroon velvet, embroidered all
over in gold, ailver, and pearls, in his
torical and emblematical devices. In
dian sliawla of exquisite fineness are
carefully folded and laid on these roof*.
The red fez of the Sultan Burmouuts his
tomb, with a tuft of plumea from the
bird of paradise, fastened by a large
and magnificent aigrette of diamonds.
Many windows and much light per
vades this vault, aud all the decorations
are as lich and showy as auy private
house. Tho effect was pleasant, the
desolate chill and gloom of snch places
being all done away with.
Torms: S'4-OO a Year, in Advance.
TIIE HEAVY BURDEN.
" lDlhrr s heavy burden, isn't it, my
Clarence Hpcncer, to whom the words
had Iteea addressed, turned from lbs
ledger, and looked towards the speaker.
Clarence waa a young mau—not more
than five aud twenty— aud he was book
keeper to Mr B douiou War die. It
was H ilumnu Wardle, a phasaut faced,
krru-eyed lusuof fifty, who had spoken.
" A Leavy burden, isn't it, Clarence ?"
the merchant repeated.
And still the young man waa silent,
(lis looks indicated that he did uot
comprehend, lie had been for some
time bending over the ledger with his
thoughts far away; and that his
thoughts were net pleasant unss, was
evident enough from tire gloom ou hia
"My dear boy, the burden is not
only heavy now, but it will grow heavier
and heavier the longer you carry it"
" Mr. Wardle, 1 do not comprehend
" Ah, Clarence !"
" I certainly do not"
" Didn't 1 call at your house for you
this morning ?"
Clarence nodded assent
" Aud didn't I see and hear enough
to reveal to me the burden that you
took with you when you left? Yon
must remember, my boy, that I am
older than you are, and that I have
been through the mill. Yon flod your
burden heavy ; and I have no doubt
that Sarah a heart is aa heavily laden
as your own."
Aud then Glare pee Bpenoer under
stood ; aud Lite morning'a scene waa
present with him, as it had been pres
ent with him since leaving home. On
that morning he had had a dispute with
his wife. It had occurred at the break
last table. There i* no need of repro
ducing the scene. Suffice it is to say
that it had come of a mere nothing, and
had grown to a cause of anger. The
first had been a look and a tone; theu a
flash of lmpatienoe ; then a rising of
the Toice ; then another look ; the voice
grew higher; reason waa unhinged;
poasieu gained sway ; and the twain lost
sight of the warm, enduring love that
lay smitten aud aching deep down in
their heart*, and felt for th < lime only
the paasing tornado. And Ciarenoe re
membered that Mr. Wardle had entered
the house aud caught a sign of the
Aud Clarence Bpenoer thought of one
thing more be thought how miser
ably unhappy he had been all the morn
ing , aud he knew not how long hia bur
den of unhappinea* waa to be borne.
" Honestly, CUrenoe, isn't it a heavy
and tliauklrea burden ? '
The book-keeper knew that bin em
ployer was hi# friend, and that he waa
a true hearted Christian man ; and after
a brief paure he answered:— ** Ye#, Mr.
Wardle, it is a heavy burden."
" My boy, I am going to venture up
on a bit of fatherly oounaeL I hope 1
shall not offend."
•' Not at all," said Clarence. He
Winced a little, a# though the probing
gave htm new pain,
" In the first place," pursued the old
man, with a quiver of emotion in Li#
voice; "yon love your wife?"
"Love lier? Yre ; passionately."
" And do you think she loves yon in
" 1 don't think anything about it—l
" You know abc love# you ?"
" Then you must admit that the
trouble of this morning came from no
ill-feeling at heart ?"
" Of course not."
"it was but a surface squall, for
which you, at least, are very sorry ?"
A moment's hesitation, anu then—
" Yre, yea; lam heartily sorry ?"
" Now, mark me, Clarence, and an
swer honestly Don't yon think your
a ife is as sorry as yon are f"
" I cannot doubt it."
" And don't you think ake ia suffering
all this time?"
" Very well. Let that pass. You
know she is bearing her part of the
" Yes—l know thst."
" And now, my boy, do you com
prehend where the heaviest part of this
burden is lodged ?"
Clarence looked upon his interlocutor
"If the "storm had all blown over,
snd you knew thst the sun would shine
when yon next entered your home, you
would not feel so unhappy ?"
" But," continued Mr. Wardle, " you
fear that there will lie gloom in your
borne when yon return ?"
The young nisn bowed hia head as he
murmured an affirmative.
" Because," the merchant added,with
a touch of parental sterunesa in hia
tone, "you are resolved to carry it
Clarence looked up in surprise.
" I—l carry it ?"
"Aye—you have the burden in your
heart, and you mean to carry it home.
Remember, my boy, I have leen there,
and I know ail about it. I have been
very foolish in my lifetime, ami I have
suffered. I suffered until I discovered
my folly, and then 1 resolved that I
would suffer no more. Upon looking
the matter squarely and honestly in the
face, I found that the burdens which
had so galled me had been self im
posed. Of course audi burdens eau be
thrown off. Now you have resolved
that yon will go home to your dinner
with a heavy heart and a dark face.
You have no hope th*t your wife will
meet you with a smile. And why ?
lb cause you know that she has no par
ticular cause for smiling. You kn§w
that her heart is burdened with the af
fliction which give# you so much un
rest. And so yita are fully assured
that you are to flud your home shroud
ed in gloom. And, furthermore, you
don't know when that gloom will de
part, ami when the blessed sunshine of
love will burst in again. And why
don't you know? Because it is not
now in your heart to sweep the cloud
away. You say to yoursell, * I can bear
it # long as she can!' Am I not right?"
Clarence did not answer in words.
"I know I am right," pursued the
meichaut; " and very likely your wife
i< saying to herself the same thing. 8o
your hope of sunshine does not rest
"upon the willinguess to forgive, but
upon the inability to brer the burden.
By-and by it will happen, a# it has bap
pened before, that oueof the twain will
surrender from exhaustion ; aud it will
be likely to be the weaker parly. Then
there will tie a collapse, and a reconcili
ation. Generally the wife fails first
beneath the galling burden, because
her love ia keenest and most sensitive.
The husband, in such caae, acts the
part of a cowird. When he might,
with a breath, blow the cloud away, he
cringe# and cowers, until his wife is
forced to let the sunlight in through
her breaking heart."
Clarence listened, and was troubled.
He saw the truth, and he felt its
weight. He was not a fool, nor was he
a liar. During the silence thst fol
lowed he reflected upon the past, and
he called to his mind scenes just such
as Mr. Wardle had depicted. And this
brought him to the remembrance of
how he had seen his wife weep when
she had failed aud sank beneath the
heavy burden, and how often she had
sobbed upon bis bosom in giief for the
The merchant read the young man's
thought*; and after a time he aroee
and touched him upon the arm.
" Clarenoe, suppose jou were to put
on your Wat and go home now. Sup
pose you should think, on yoar way,
only of the love and hleaamg that might
l>e ; end, with tbia thought, you abonld
enu-r your abode with a amiie upon
your ba ; and yoa abonld pot yonr
artna round your wife'a neck, and kiss
her, and aofily My to her, ' My darling,
Ibavee-ime home to throw down the
burden 1 took away with roe this morn
iug. It ia greater than 1 can hear.'
Huppoae yon were to do thia, would
your wife rrpulae you V
•• iupuiMi mi r
" Ah, ny boy, you echo ray worda
with an amaacmeot which showe Uiat
yon understand me. Now, air, have
uu the oourage to try the experiment f I
Dare you be ao much of a man ? Or,
do you fear to let jocur dear wife know
how much you love her 1 Do yon fear
ahe would reaped and ratet-m you lews
for the deed ? Tell me—do you think
the cloud of unhappiueaa might thua
be baniahed? Oil, CUurenor, if yott
would but try it 1 *
9 rn 9 9 9 9 9 •.
Sarah Spencer bad finished her work
in the kitchen, sod in the bed-chamber,
and hsd aat down with her work in her
lap. Bat she could not ply ber needle.
Her heart was heavy and and, and tears
were in her ey<-a.
Presently she heard the front door
open, and a step in the passage. Or
latiily she knew that stop! Yea—her
huslisnd entered. And a smile upon
his faoa. She saw it through her gath
ering tears, and her heavy heart leaped
op. Aud be came sod put his arm*
around her neck, and kiesed ber ; end
he said to her, in broken accents,
" Darling, I have come home to throw
down the hnnlen I took away with me
this morning. It is greater than I oan
And she, trying to speak, pillowed
her head upon hu bosom, and sobbed
aud wept like a child. Oh 1 ocmhl he
forgive her ? Hie oomtßg with the
bleared offering bad thrown the har
den of reproach hack upon herself. She
saw him noble and generous, and she
But C arenoe would net allow her to
tvke all the blame. He must share
•• We will share it eo evenly," said
be, " that its wrigfat shall be felt no
morn. Aud now, aiy darling, we will
be happy ?"
9 9 9 9 9 9
Mr. Wardle had no need, when Clar
ence returned to theoouuting-house, to
ask the result. He could read it in the
voung man's brimming eye, and in his
It was a year after this—and Clar
ence Spencer had beoome a partner In
the house—that Mr. Watdle, by acci
dent, referred to tha events of that
" Ah I" said Clarence, with a swelling
bosom, " that was the raoet blessed
lesson I ever received. My wife knows
wbo gave it to me."
" And it serves you yet, my boy f
" Aye ; and it will serve us while we
live. We have none of those old bur
d-as of anger to bear now. They can
not find lodgment with us. The flash
and jar may come, aa in the otker days
—for we are but human, jou know
but the heart, which has firmly re
sol red not to give an abiding plaoe to
the ill-feeling, will not be called upon
to entertain it Sometimes we are
foolish ; but we laugh at our Mir when
we see it, and throw it off—*e do not
nurse it till it becomes a burr en."
A Massachusetts Hwall,
Worcester, Mass, seems to have just
discovered that it has a peculiarly ec
centric hermit living on its western
borders The red nee baa a little farm
of some ten acres, from the products of
which, along with the milk of some
goats, he obtains a very Robinson Cru
soe like subsistence. He Uvea in a sub
stantial stone house, and beguiles hi*
lonesome hours with the music of a
cabinet organ, and in entertaining the
casual visitor* who come to him from
the city. It is only on religions topics
that this singular man ia "cracked "
He imagines himself to be a sort of high
priest to the Almighty, and every Suu
dsy lie holda services in a rude stone
building, which he calls bis temple. In
buyiog his ten-acre patch of rocks the
hermit displayed his eooentricitj by in
sisting that the deed should be made
in behalf of the Deity as a site for a
temple; and, not trusting to the per
ishable registry at the Court House, he
is recording it at his leisure upon the
solid face of a rock in bold letter*. The
queer occupant of this domain is a man
somewhere in the forties, of pleasant
address, considerable intelligence, an
scruj ulomly neat in his establishment,
and correct in t'*e habits of life. He
was formerly a teacher of mnsie and a
citisen of Cambridge. A serious ill
ness resulted in a partial paralysis, and
also affected his brain. He has chosen
hia present mode of life voluntarily,
and appears to thoroughly enjoy it.
An Iron Kejstone.
The roadwsy of the great steel bridge
across the M ssisaippi at St. Loots is
finished, and msny teams have passed
over it. The arches of the bridge sre of
iron. The immense hollow blocks were
cast in a Pittsburgh foundry. So nicely
was the work done that every block but
the kevstone filled its spaee perfectly. It
was found that the keystone, which
weighs many tons, had expanded, owing
to the heat* and was an inch too large
for the vacancy. The solidity of the
wi rk was such ibat no clipping or cat
ting would surmount the difficulty. In
tbia dilemma the keystone was wrapped
in over thirty tons of ice, where it re
mained twenty-four hours. When un
covered it was found that the ooid had
contracted the keystone to such a size
that it dropped to its place in the mag
nifioent arch, exactly filling the space
required. The people of St. Louis look
upon the East river bridge as a small
tbfug compared with their steel con
Consumption of Beer.
The National Brewers' Congress re
cently met in Boston, Mass., and from
the report of the proceedings, we glean
the following statistics of the industry
in this country. A steady increase in
the consumption of beer of a million
barrels per annum shows that, the more
people drink, the more the appetite for
drink increases. The capital invested
is stated aa $89,108,230 ; 1,113,863 acres
of land are required to produce the
barley, and are cultivated by 33,753
men ; 40,099 acres are devoted to hep
culture, requiring the work of 8,020
people; and 3,566 hands are employed
in the mallbousea.
CaroHT BY A NEWSPAPER —A burglar
ia Maine, pushed by the detectives,
wont to an out-of-the-way village for
safety. The first thing he saw when
located in his lodging was a copy of
the local newspaper, containing a most
accurate description of himself. Heat
once disguised himself and arept from
the bouse. Bat it was too late. The
reward of sl£o offered had put folks on
the alert He bad been seen and recog
nized, and consequently was caught ere
hs laft the village.
Hata reals hit aahet on tha abeif l-aaaath.
A ywith te tafias and to abiwid* nknon t
filr art tern frowned not m hit htol>! dith.
IneiamOm swotted taitn for tueown.
No longer e**k hi* cinder* to dicloee,
Nor dmm Mi Sot iMsdoom from thto pet
Wlitrt thejr, alike MpNgnktS, roptwe.
Trusting hit eptrtl never ftlt *IH hot.
Ilea* of Interest.
Tb popnlation of Ireland, notwilh
standing thn emigration statistics, it
Mid to be 81,000 more than in 1801.
A chief engineer in the American
urn 92,800 per annum, wbiw
the I>*T in the British navy for similar
What kind of saaaagea it them f*
inquired the ohl lady of tbeyotiGg roan
of literature and peanuts, aa he paaetal
through the train telling bananas.
A Detroit boy propounds the swfal
query t—" Which had yon rather do,
lie eaten by a tiger, or bare all the
maple sngar yon can awaller ? t
It ia said that Jones, of Nevada, can
ait on more of bia spinal column and
shoulder bladee than any other men
who over hoiated bis feet sgainat e
It ia a notorious fact that the men
who essay to manage the opinions of
the world, invariabl* neglect their do
noetic affairs, and allow them to ran to
An Illinois court ho jnat decided
that property pawned ae security for
mom-* is not absolutely and wholly
forfeited when not redeemed at the
time agreed upon.
The Rural Ututmger says s eorre
spondent checked pear blight bydiggtng
down to tba roots of his trees and
throwing in a quantity of scrap Iron,
and eovering all ever.
The other day a Keokuk local aston
ished a visiting editor by picking up
the paetepot mud a nair of set mora. with
the remark that he " must go out on
the atreet and look op a few items.'
A thief who wss trying to enter •
jewelry store in Belfast, the other night,
u deferred by s p ucky women on
lb# other side of the street, who threw
lamps of oust st him from her open
A young si men St Joee.Cel ,bei thet
be oottld get e billiard bell into hie
month. He soeoeeded, end hereafter
will get the bell in quite easily. The
doctor had to rip his month e little to
get it out.
A ledy asked e pwpil ateebonl, "What
was the sin of the Phsrireea ? * " E*t
iog camels, nura" quickly replied the
child. She had read that the Pharisees
" strained at gnats and swallowed
"See, Pomp, yon nigger, wbar yon
git thai new bat f " Wny. at da shop,
of ocmree." " What is de price of snch
an article as dat V "I don't know,
nigger—l don't know—de shopkeeper
In Germany, when the vote of the
jury stands six against six, the prisoner
is acquitted. A vote of seven against
five haves the derision to the Conr',
and by a vote of eight against four t. a
prieo nrr is convicted.
The old Nathan mansion to Twenty
third street, where Benjamin Netbn
was murdered, having atofM idle and
unoccupied since the tragedy, ia now
being rapidly demobshea to give way
to another structure.
Wbv was Adam a first day the long
est? 'Beosuae there was no Eve. When
did Absalom sleep five in a bed ? When
he slept with his fore-fathers. Why did
Job always sleep oold ? Because he
had miserable comforter*.
It ia not uncommon in giving adTice
to newjy married young lsdi-s who mar
ry poor young men to allude to the fact
that Eve married a gardener, but they
don't asy anything about the gardener
losing his situation on account of tnat
According to a local journal, the ret
tleanakee in the knobs of Linosln
county,Ky, bavw formed a " oorner in
water, aud t*,e supply of some families
is cut oTT. They gather in large num
bers around the springs, and suffer na
woe to approach.
At High Falls. New York, the otliei
day, a young lady while crossing a field
was knocked down bv a ram, and the
next the damaged damsel saw her
lover she informed that astonished
vouth that he might go about his buai
uvaa aa she was dispute! with the
A Tenth while under the influence
of liquor entered the dining room of the
Metropolitan Hotel end stretched him
self on the table among strawberries,
torn atom, tumblers, end iee pitchers.
In the Prince street police station he
wee recognised as James Lawrence, a
noted banco player, of 126 Crosby si.
A literal-minded youngster was
picked up by s visitor of the family,
who, daotiltof? him oa hi* kw*, i
•• I wish I had thia litlla boy ; I think
there is money in him." To which
promptly responded the child: "I
know there is, for I swallowed s cent
wbeu I was at grandma's the other
** Where's that twelfth juror V ex
claimed an Idaho Jndge on the Obnrt •
resuming business after s recess,
scowling as he spoke at the eleven jur
ors in the box, one of whom rose and .
said : "Please. Judge, it's Ike Sim
mons as is gone. He had to go on pri
vate business, but he's left his vurelick
Bishop Martin of Padertxwn on
June 9 received a notice from the Die
trict Court dated the 6th iost., requir
ing him to present himself within eight
days to undergo the six weeks' term of
imoriaonment to which he baa been
condemned for the illegal appointment
of a parish priest. Ia case bs does not
put in an appearance within that time
he will be forcibly conducted to prison.
It is estimated that of the 20,000
clergymen belonging to the Cum oh ol
England 10,000 are High Churchmen,
5 OCO Low Churchmen, 2,000 Broad
Churchmen, and 3,000 colorless or non
descript Churchmen. In the American
Episcopal Church the High Churchmen
considerably outnumber the Low
Churchmen, and there ia also a large
body of nondescript clergy ; but the
Broad Church party has a very small
Five geese, owned by a man living at
Mormon Island, CaL, aied from an no
known disease ; and on examining the
gizzard of oxe, grain gold sufficient to
make a five-dollar piece was found.
The remaining four panned out, each 5
almost the same amount of the precious
stuff. The gold was probably picked
np by the fowls nesr seme claims where
the miners had been sluicing, and it ia
presumed that the quicksilver attached
to it caused their death.
According to a local journal the Diu
rnal Swamp is not aa dismal as its name
implies. The journal aaya: " How
little do people imagine that, instead of
a dismal, dreary, foggy wilderness, the
swamp iu question is now clothed with
a beautiful foliage. The graceful
cypress, the stately juniper, the yellow
jasmine and clinging woodbine, sweet
honeysuckle, and fragrant laurel are on
every hand, and under a May day sun
I the appearance ia mere like the poet's
dream of Arcadia than a dismal swamp.
The Columbus Enquirer, having
completed its inquiry into the state of
loeal social science, presents the fol
lowing report, which is as vividly drawn
ss one of Dore's pictures: "A soiry
sight it is to see a spike team, consist
ing of a skeleton steer and a akiuny
blind mule, with a rope harness and a
squint-eyed driver, hauling a barrel of
new whisky over pwr roads, on a her
maphrodite wagon, into a farming dis
trict where the people are in debt and
the ohildren forced to practice scant
attire by day and hungry sleeping at
CREMATION. A good thing from
Punch on cremation ia "The Remon
strance of the Undertakers to Sir Henry
Thompson," which runs as follows :
Who are you. to be Uusring
The poor sestou's bread ?
How ess we earn our living.
U yea am our dead f