Newspaper Page Text
The Eight ®f I.lfr
Stand rtill and watch ' A Browing flnah of
Across the owl blot* all tlir pale star* out,
Ani lwd4eoa the Hirt clouds lhat awopt
Tho far-ofl <iii<kv skvlanda of th* night.
Mom apace The bird* arr pin mod for
And ring and listen M if half in doubt;
lint day creeps on. and now with Jocund
rhor mount tho air and ao arc lo.l fi >m sight.
And ao ia love oonw to thia heart of mine.
No midden aunlight o'er a landscape gray.
And aoon to fade again, but a divine,
bright orb, that riaoa alowly o'er the way.
And blot* ont all tho lesser oue* that ahme.
And makes the fair perfection of my day.
Night camo down o'er all the *rth,
And took the tfrvd bar.
And clasped luv tightly in her arms.
And bore her far as aV
The moon like tome vast ligltVbouae seemed,
Far np ir. the Milkr Way;
Tlie glistening stars like tiny liarka.
At anchor round her lay.
And Uka a single silver thread
That twiuss in some dark cur!.
The river wound through Uvea and Urates,
A gleaming hand of pearl.
1 he rd the soft low dip of oar*.
take a weary alow heart-throb;
An>t the wavelet* lappvd the Kvw of the boat
A low half-broken sob.
And oa that night, so long age.
A vision wondrvn* sweet
Cans to tne in its fullest Joy.
Si" ixwfVot and complete.
0 golden dream ' why did 1 wake
To had it past and gone
The dream waa like a glorious day:
The waking, cold gray dawn.
'Twer* better far that 1 had died
Relieving it were true,
Twer* U-tter far to sleep for a*o
beneath the sky so bine.
Then live, w hen each long weary day
Seemed longer than befor*.
When nfe i bat constant pain—
A wound unhealed and sors.
Hie nvrr sUU flows aitirnmring on.
The stars are just as bright
As when the virion osine to me
That restful summer night.
The same ? Yes. I alone am changed.
Oh God ' each weary day
1 wish that 1 had died the night
The vision passed away.
A Romance of the Pyrenees.
I am a Spaniard and the only son and
sole heir of lKn Guxman de Mansoria, s
grandee of Spain of the second class, by
whom I was educated according to my
fortune and exalted rank. At the ago of
twenty-five I lost mv father. It is the
eastern in Spain that at the death of a
father the nobles should wear mourning
for o.e year and pass that time in a
state of absolute solitude at their re
motes; estates. I loved my father ten
derly and deeply regretted his loss. I
observed my country's custom on that
event as holy duty'and in cwnfonnitv
thereto removal into Aragou where I
had a castle situated at the foot of Mount
Maladetta. on the extreme frontier, be
tween Spain and France. This was in
the year ITTD, when Spain was still
beautiful and mighty, although the no
bility and clergv ruled it with an iron
despotism ; and the feudal laws, more
rigidly enforced than they had ever
been, even in France, were better con
solidated by the perfect understanding
on this point between the priests and the
erown. The nobles ruled the people
and the king ruled all. For my part, I
fraakiv admit that I was proud of my
title of Count and prized the preroga
tives of my rank and the rights of my
birth. My steward dispensed justice to
my vtissal- in my name, aiuf when his
decisions appeared unjust to them they
appealed to me in person.
The gallows, which stood lefore the
great pat* of the eastle, pithily an
nounced my power of condemning to
death within the limits of my county.
By law all smugglers were subject to this
rigorous penalty, to which my deputy
always condemned them with unsparing
severity, and which I always commuted
to a lighter punishment. At this time
the smugglers were in greater numbers
than they are now, and as I had received
directions from court to suppress the
illegal traffic, I had armed my vassals,
who patrolled all the defiles and by
roads, scoured the mountains, and as
sisted the officers of the king's customs
on all occasions. This rigurons pursuit
of the smugglers increased their anda
city and inspired them with despera
tion Mid revenge. Before they were
only dealers in prohibited articles ; they
now became briganCs, organized regular
bands into troops, and opposed open re
sistance in the field to the king's and
my jurisdiction. One day fifty of my
people were attacked near La Picade
and cruelly massacred by these bandits ;
wherpupon I vowed neTer again o re
mit or commute the sentence of my
depnty, but to hang up the first anggler
who should be captured.
A few days afterwards the worthy
functionary was announced and preaont
cd me with a death-warrant for my sig
nature. I hesitated, trembled and could
not proceed. It is snch a shocking,
chilling thought tliat a few letters, so
rapidly and easily traced, should have
the power of depriving a fellow-creatnre
of life! I tried to read the sentence,
bnt my eyee were clouded and I could
not see* distinctly, so I asked the steward
to read it He commenced with an of
ficial tonf, but I stopped him at the
second line—when I found that the
culprit was a girl only eighteen years
"My lord," said the functionary,
" Milanetta is the daughter of the Cap
tain of the smugglers. She daily de
ceives the vigilance of the guards, and
passes and repasses between Spain and
France with intelligence to direct the
movements of the two troops of ban litis,
and they could not possiblv baffle our
authority but for her. This young
woman is guilty; I have condemned her,
and it is your duty to sanction the law's
award. You have pledged yourself to
the rigid execution of justice to your
vassals, and you owe it to the kind. The
word of a Spanish grandee is sacrej; ,
therefore, my Lord, you must sign that
"Never! Wiiat; send a girl only
eighteen years old to death ! I oonldn't i
muster strength to do it. What did she 1
urge in her defense?"
" Has she confessed the charge ?"
Then I suspend the execution of the ;
sentence. Conduct Milanetta bare. I
wish to see and interrogate her person- !
ally-" , .
My deputy obeyed, and in au instant
afterwards Milanetta stood before me. '
Oh, if .von had seen that youthful crea
ture, glittering with grace and beauty !
Hail you noticed the sublimity of her
looks at that trying moment, the clear
olive of her expansive brow (the sun,
you know, kisses our Spanish maidens
with a scorching embrace), her dark
tresses floating loose in the mountain
breeze, her noble attitude and the ma
jestic bearing of her head, like me. you
would first of all have admired ; like me,
you would have felt an involuntary re
spect for her ; like me, perhaps, you
would have loved her! I was then only
twenty-five, and knew nothing of wo
men but what I had learned in the clois
ters of Salamanca or the courts and re
vels of Madrid. My heart was vet in
its virgin freshness, my head was heated
under our burning sun, and I felt tliat
inscrutable want of something to love ;
something to invest with the rich wor
ship of my soul; something which should
burst upon ine like a vision of light,
even if it consumed me iu its revalation.
When T commenced my examination I
was much more agitated than my prison
er We were alone, aud lam sure my
.-motion must have Ixjen apparent when
I said• - ,
"Do you know the punishment to
FRED. KURTZ, Kditor and Proprietor.
' which the steward ha* condemned von ?"
" Yiw, mv lord," ahe anavrml, iu t
low. oahu voice— "to death."
•• Helore confirmingtho law"* sentence
I have doturcd t*> see yon, to ascertain
from yourself whether you have no ex
tenuating circumstances to allege."
" You are a smuggler, then ?"
•' Oh, no I"
" Why, Uteu. do you croe* into France
every uight ? What other motive could
induce you to expose yourself to such
" That I will never dinclose."
" Recollect that the ouly means of
saving your life is a frank and unnwen
ed .I.adoration of "
•• I know it, hut 1 will not do it. 1
will reply to you, my Lord, as I did to
vour judge ; *1 have never smuggled.'
Whether I eroas nightly into France or
uot i* my own lm*iuv>*. and iny motives
are my own. My doom is spoken ; let
it tie executed ; fam ready to suffer it.
My Lord, I shall uot answer another in
From that moment she was tuaeiiHilde
to advice, menace*, or entreatie*. Xoth
itig could overcome her olwit mate silence.
During three days I was constantly with
her. and did all that 1 Could to extract
her secret from her ; hut ahe treasured in
the Inittom of her hrart wliat ahe wished
to conceal from me, while she soon
guessed what 1 dared not disclose to her.
Yes, it was in her chill and comfortless
cell that I—her judge, her lord, the ar
biter of her life—fell at her feet and re
vealed m paasiouate accents what she
had already read in iny looks and ges
tures. It was iu lier prison that she
iMldly repulsed my loTe and rejected her
jiardon on the terms I offered it. No one
who had aeeu ns then would have said :
" Rn is the judge and ahe W the victim."
She was always calm, cold and resigned,
while I endured all the tortures of dia
appointed love irritate! by repulsb*.
The vault of the orison resounded with
my entreaties and angry exchimaUous,
with my sighs and paasiouate appeals ,
and 1 momentarily was the prey of every
contending emotion—now ready to kill
Milanetta. and now resolving to save her
at all hazards ; uovr begging her h> te
mine, and now determined to bid tho ex
ecutioner perform his fatal office. 1 was
no longer myself—l loved for the first
time, and the being to whom I poured
ont my heart and soul in protestations
of adoration, transport, ami idolatry,
coldly answered: " I cannot listeu to
you; I love another." After an awful
outbreak of rage at such an announce
ment, I insisted upon knowing who my
rival was, but she replied, with the same
calmness of tone and look, " That yon
shall never know."
At this juncture a violent knocking
waa heard at the prison door. My people
were looking for me ou all sides, as a
French nobleman had just arrived in
great baste at the castle, and demanded
to see me immediately. I went to him
at once, striving in vain to hide from my
servant the emotions with which I was
agitated, and at whose violence f myself
was alarmed. I made mv appearance in
the great hall, a prey to the most gkomy
foretyvdiug*. I there saw a voting man
who was pacing the liail with hurried
steps, and who desired to converse with
" I am the Marquis de Clairval," said
he; " I possess a castle in France, which
like yours, is on the very frontier, and
like you 1 am engaged in suppressing
smuggling and executing justice against
those engaged in it."
The name of the Marquis was familiar
to me, as we had corresponded together
to devise measures for the security of
•' But," continued he, "however rigid
and unrelenting may be our justice
against those taken in the act, it is
rather too mnch that we should condemn
innooent people to death merely because
they refuse to give reasons for their l>e
"To what do yon allnde. Monsieur t"
"Listen to me. A young girl, uamed
Milanetta, has fallen into the liaori* of
" Ha! cau you explain—t"
" That is the sole object of my visit
It was but this morning that I heard of
her arrest, her condemnation and that
ahe declined disclosing the motive of her
frequent trips into France by night. I
know the cause au<! am come Jo unfold it
to yon; but it is it full confidence of
your honor and discretion. Milanetta is
"Yours? You Xlilanetta's lover !"
"Y'ou teem surprised at this—because
such a beautiful creature as Milanetta
did not reside with rue iu my castle, or
that I did not take her with me to Paris
during last winter. You may be also
aatouished that a noble of France should
be sufficiently enamoured of a peasant
girl to submit to the constraint of mys
tery and the harass and trouble of night
ly and dangerous interviews. But Mil
anetta is not one of those women who
yield eaai'y, nor is she one whose influ
ence can be easily shaken off."
" I think I know her character," I
" Oh, no ! Yon never can know the
deep well of lore and energetic feeling in
the heart of that young creature. She
has risked everything to see me and to
love me in secret—and now you have the
object of her nocturnal jonnieys, which
she would not disclose to yon liecanse
she would have hail to blnsh at the con
fession, and least s public declaration
made to her jndge should come to the
ears of her father. To prevent this she
would have died without opening her
lips. Now, my Lord, I have said suffi
cient to convince you font she is unjust
ly condemned. You are absolute here.
t ask her pardon of yon and feci assured
that yon will gladly oonocde it."
The Marquis's language, the love
which he confessed, and Milanetta's
passion for him, of which he boasted so
proudly and fervently, threw me into
rage and despair. Ideas of vengeance
and of blood rushed through my braiu
till I grew giddy. Without a conscious
ness of what I was doing, or going to do,
I rang the bell impatiently and ordered
Milanetta to be brought immediately
"Do not let her see me!" cried the
Marquis ; " let her not lie made ac
quainted with what I have done ! If she
learned that it was to me that she owed
her life, her feelings towards me would
be all absorbed in gratitude, and it is
her tove only that I desire."
This expression increased my frenzy,
while the Marquis, who was nearly aA
much agitated as I was, did not per
ceive my emotion. He only heard the
sound of steps in the corridor, and
thinking that it was Milanetta who ap
proached, he asked me where he conld
conceal himself. I pointed to the door
of my closet, and the moment it closed
upon him Milanetta came into the hall.
For a moment I was speechless, over
powered by transports of envy and pas
sion. Milanetta turned awav from the
fierce expression of my features. With
a hoarse voice I shouted, "I know
your lover now ; I am no longer ignor
ant who it is you prefer to me. He has
oome to solicit your pardon. The Mar
quis de Clairval has cleared you of the
charge of smuggling, bnt has acknowl
edged that yon are his love !"
" What! she frantically exclaimed,
" lias the Marquis been here ?"
" He is here still, Milanetta.
"What, here? here iuyonr power?
Oh 1 spare him, my Lord, spare him.
It is I only who hav3 deserved your
vengeance—death is my portion ; but
for him " —•-
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
" Yes, scornful girl! lVatlt for v >u!
He has asked for mercy for you lie
has come to ask tne to place you again
in his arms ; but I will give von to the
exeeutiouer, and your lover shall wit
The Marquis tluug open the door with
violence. 1 had quite forgotten that he
was there, and he hud heard ever* word
IsjHike. At his appearance Milanetta
uttered oue despairing shriek, while I
looked at them Imth vindictively, lie
beckoned me aside, and said with a low
voice : "My Lord fount, you are a
gentleman by birth, but yon have dis
graced your name and tank. Am "tig
j iconic of our st.ition the sword i* the
only arbiter, and tlie injuries of jealousy
ami love are settled bv that appeal. It
is net by hanging Milanetta that you
should revvUK* yourself whs# you tiave
the opportunity of a geutleiuau of fight
" What 1 Would you accept a chal
" This verv iustant."
" But you know the stict luws against
duelling, and the rigorous strictness
with which both kings exact the peu
" I know very well that L>th in France
and Spam the duellist is punished by
the f .rfeiture of his estates ; that his
shield is defaced an 1 his x>at of arms
burned, and that if his enemy ts killed
he is beheaded ; but 1 hate you now as
strougly a* you cau hate me, and to hold
mv sword's point b> your heart ! would
iaoe every peril aud every disgrace !
0 To-morrow, theu, at daybreak, 1
will lie at Veuasque with a second."
"Be it so. Ami now sign Milanetta*
" Her pardon!"
"It is the first ami only condition of
1 sigtieil it, and handed it to Milun
frtta, who refusinl to take it.
"What will it avail me," said she.
•• when my father kuows the secret of
my noctornal journeys ? When he ques
tions me, what answer can 1 give him f
If I tell him the truth he will kill me on
" Ktll von, Milanetta ?"
'• He is only a smuggler or a bin.bt in
your eves ; but tins bandit is as jealous
o-s any peer of Frauw or grandee of
Spain" He will ktll me I tell you, and I
would prefer dying by tho executioner s
hau.l to his."
Next morning, before the sun rose I
was at th-- verv extremity of th< Spanish
frontier, and tlie Marquis made his up
pearance almost as six.u. He brought
his second but I had forgotten to bnug
one. A man on horseback waa passing
within a few pact* of us. J called to
him and asked him if lie would Ixvon.o
mv setxitld in a duel.
He immediately .tisuiouut.xi, mcas
ure.l >mr sw.uxl- like a man accustomed
to the has-nees, au.l offered me hia .wn
as L'tter tempere.l thau mine. We had
-.canvly czosje.l our blo-b*. when the
French" and Spanish guards came run
ning up, separated us, enjoined us to
desist, and threatened to rret ns if we
renewixl the combat. Milanetta had in
formed them of our intentions. 1 jer
oeived the rage and mortifiction of the
Marquis at thi* interruption, but 1 tol.l
him that we could laugh at their inter
ference, and fight before their foce*
without their haviug the power to inter
"The frontier of France anl Spain is
marked by that cross. Yon, who ore a
Frenchman, cross into Spain, while I
step into France. We can then cross
our blades, with our feet touching the
frontier line, which we can kep lietweeu
our bodies and our swonls. The Span
iard who fights a Frenchman on French
ground, and the Frenchman who meets
a Spaniard on the Spanish soil, cannot
be reached by the law, for the King of
Spain has no more power over you than
tlie King of France has over me, and
leather would violate the Lws of nations
by arresting their subjects on a foreign
With one boan.l I stood ni*>n the ter
ritory oi Fnuice, while the Murium re
maine<l in Hpsm, sad we l>oth called to
the guards: " Hack, marshal men of
France, yon have no authority over a
uoble of Spain." " Away, holy broth
erhood of Spam; keep your hands off a
gentleman of France."
The soldiers fell bark amazed and
irresolute, while we stood and fought in
the narrow pane, whore there was not
toosn for more than a man to stand. Our
swords bud acaroely recroMcd when the
Marquis fell, pierced to the heart. I
rushed forward to support him, when
my second, b'-lding mi> in his iron grasp,
shouted: "Stop where yon are! One
foot forward and death stares von in the
fare, and that njKin the scaffold I" His
words were interrupted by a shriek, and
we saw Miluuetta fling herself upon the
dead body, ntteriug the most passionate
exelamatious of agony and tenderness.
My second gnashed his teeth, when he
saw and heard her. He rnshel to her
and tore her ronghly from the laxly
which she embraced. She utter*l a
heart pierciug shriek, and, falling on hex
knees and clasping her hands, she ex
" Forgive me, father, forgive me !"
" Dishonored !" answered he, with a
gloomv voice. Then die with him I"
and with one blow of his knife he laid
her lifeless at his feet. Then lifting np
her body he flnug it to me, saying: "She
who loved a hated Frenchman is not
worthy of finding a grnve in her country;
the soil of Spain rejects the body of
" The guards of the holy brotherhood
surrounded the smuggler, who threw his
knife away and held out his hands to
" Bind me," said he, " I ntn the leader
of the smugglers—yon can hang me at
once for smnggling, but not for killing
ray daughter. You have outlawed the
smuggler, and therefore he takes justice
into his own hands."
My estate wa* confiscated, my es
cotciieon disfigured, my castle burned
and a price set nixu my head; but hea
ven has punished me in lengthening ruT
existence and protracting my sorrows. I
have survived this event fifty years, but
my heart is still young in recollections
and sufferings, and from that time I have
nevpr trod upon the soil of my oouutrv!
A Dangerous Position.
On the coast of Normandy the women
are tough and hard to kill. A few weeks
ago the wives of three fishermen, having
filled their Ivaskets with shell fish, were
going home, when they found them
selves suddenly in the midst of a dense
fog, which prevented their seeing land.
But they knew their way, and walked
on. This was alxmt si* o'clock in the
evening. When they thought they were
near home they were surprised by the
tide. They walked as long as they
oonld, bnt at length had to stop. Tne
water was then up to their knees. They
had to remain in the water till the tide
receded, the fog being still dense. They
screamed as loudly as th y could, but
heard no voice in reply, and they were
finally overtaken by the morning ride.
Me&uwbile their husbands were running
up and down the sands with lighted
> torches, screaming with all their might;
but neither party saw nor heard the
other. At last the fog cleared away and
the tide ran out, and the three fisher
men's wives wore rescued, after having
been in the water twenty-five hours,
and during a night when the frost had
bitten every tree in the neighborhiMid.
They did not seem to feel much the
worse for their adventure, and were in
clined to langh over it... .
CENTRE HA EE, CENTRE CO., PA., THURSDAY. APRIL 11, 187 K.
A I'HGNOHRAI'H AT WUKK.
Mnklss " riuir Irsui \V Sli-S ••<-rl*-l Cr-
MMVIIOH ml laar speech I aa be VtsMe
llhi-a lau Are Iu laar lrur.
The Philadelphia /Voir* lia* an article
descriliiug Urofnesor F-lts 'ii niarvid
oiis phouogrupii and how it works. \S e
I uinkv the following extract:
i'he luslruiuent was Ojieratixl some
times bv Mr. Beiilley, but priucijmily by
Mr. Jarn.s Adatus. the inventor's rcpr.
s. utative. Mr. Adams, s highly intelli
gent Scotchman, with a strongly mark.vl
SLhitch a.xx nt in hi* spewli, hu L-eii for
i tlve years the assistant of Ur..feasor
Fdison iu tile latter s ehvtrical au.l other
experimenL, The mas-hiuc oivupithl no
more spot** Unui would a Webster'# un
abridged, an.l its construction uiqmar.xl
' as simple as tliut of a hoiiwwife s coll re
I mill. It was a/8C tiutiir of one which
Professor Ed us in is now constructing,
and which is to have a capacity >'f 48,000
Mr. Adams, before the jierformauce
begun, thus explained the instrument:
" lu tins gutta jicrebii mouthpiece is u
very thin diaphragm, made of tin ty|M
metal. The vibrations of the voice jar
the diaphragm, which has in its ivutcr,
underneath, a flue *txd point. Aiouud
this brass cylinder, which, you s*x\ i*
closely and tlnely gr*>o\ed by a spiral, I
wrap a sheet of tinfoil. I shove the
mouthpiece up until the steel |xnut
touches tlie tinfoil, just aL.ve the first
groove on the left. Taruiug the cyliu
d< r with thi# crank, 1 talk into the
mouthpiece. The diaphragm vinratc?,
, causing the steel iKiilit to |>erforat tin
tmfoil, Ixnviug little holes of different
diameters and resembling the old Mor*<-
telegraphic alphaL't. The cyhu.h-r
mores truni left Ui right until the steel
point has gone over the entire length of
the spiral. Thus we have, as it were,
a stez.xitypcd plate of the voice. From
this plate a matrix in sulphur th. most
vltxurable sutistaiHx. for tin- purjaiae) can
L* formixl, an.l y.ars fr. uu now there
.vm le taken from that matrix other
plates capable of the same work which
vou will presently see this oue perform.
Now I turn the cylinder back to the
starting place in order that tin- steel
point may goovcrthe lerforati.>n* which
it made when I talked iu the mouth
pieou, The steel jKiiut, kept dowu by a
rttblier spring underneath the diaphragm
trq.s from hole t> liole, causing the
diaphragm to vibrate as it did when 1
was talking :uto tlie mouthpiece. This
causing the con.wpomUug oiveuing and
cloning of the valves of the diaphragm,
the worvls, intonation and accent are re
produced with perfect accuracy. It
vvouhi be uupso-ibie for any human
mimic to do it *>• well. The small end
of this tin funnel ia fixed iu the mouth
piece to keep the reproduction from scat
tering. Now IssU-n." Several gentle
men, evidently sup|*o*ing that they
would not IK> aide to Invar without hav
ing their ears close to the fuuue), wen
putting their heads near the instrument,
!>ut Mr. A.lams told them that such a
pr.Kxxvlmg wo* uumxx-ssary, a* they
could distinguish the sounds well
enough at a distance.
Mr. Adsms, tiaving wrajqied a "h.x-t ..f
tm foil arotmd the cylinder, sp >ke into
tlie mouthpiece iu a voice of ordiuarv
pitch and time, but with distinct articuf
ation, meanwhile slowlv and regularly
turning the crank, the following :
J*. k and J ill r:it tip (he bill
To set * boeivt of iir ;
Jack fell dowu and briko tin crown
And Jilt came tumbling after.
Having r<-*et the ejlioder and fiscal
the funnel in the moutkpitvi' he turned
the crank and the* diaphragm rej*-.at-d
the rhyme, not only as distinctly a* he
had ottrffil it, hnt with an perfect a
mimicry of the Scotch accent an U cause
• general outburst of Laughter, in which
the genial operator heartily juitMtl.
Cauaiug tlie ileal jaunt to pr*N"ecd
from the ending of " Jack ami Jill," Mr.
A<lamji again put hut month to the
diaphragm and uttered in more varying
tones, winch had a range from almi*t a
whisper np to a scre*s-hmg aoprano, the
Hallo" Hoop-la' Ya-hoo '
Nineteen ysara ill the l>atite '
1 scratched iny name uixm the wall
And that naint' >u liot*-rt l-amlr-y-y-y,
I'arh-z vtma Francali ? Spreeheti n- hfillMk
Turning the crank backward until the
stoel |toint toiohed the beginning of
" Jack anl Gill," he again gave the for
ward motion. The diaphragm'* elocution
of the rhyme wan on tin* occasion a* gotal
aa ltefon\ and the aoooud congloniera
tion of utterance wiw ilehveretl by the
vibrating metal with all the character
istic* of the operator's ejaculations and
recitation. For the Hake of novelty the
steel jaunt waa now caused to go along
the j>erfornted spiral, while Mr. Adains
whistled, yelled and shouted all aorta of
riilieulona things into the mouth piece.
Aa a result the bit of metal atrougly af
fected the risible muscles of the audience
by something like thia :
Jack and Jill went -•' Cheese it
Up the hill
To get a bucket "O, wipe off rottr chin
Jack fell dowu and " Hello, young—
llroke hit crown
Keller, dowt you're mother know you're
And Jill—" Va-hoo ' I've tattled myself I'.dt
Came tumbling after.
Hallo! boofila!—"Shut upya-hoo'
"Oo bag your head!'—Nineteen year* in
" I'm a Scratched mv name—" a jolly Irish
man ' Upon the wall
And thai " From Dublin town I came "
Name wat—"Ha, ha, ha!"—llolwirt
I'arlee rou* FrancaitV —"Oo hire a hall !'
Hprerhen we Deutwh ?- "00, give uaa rest '
The effect of this wan too ludicrous
for description, find for a time all hands
were uueontrollablv merry. Having
put on ami ruused the steel point to
jierforato a new sheet of tin foil, again
speaking " Jai'k and Jill " into the in
strument, Mr. Adftms made the point
travel backward, and 'the diaphragm
reproduced the recitation, beginning
with the last won!, "after," ami ending
with the first word, "Jack." In this
way the njierntor amused his audience
for an hour. He became hoarse, hut the
lustruraeut did not.
There is no electricity about the
spenking phonograph, anil, like so many
other great inventions, its construction
is so simple nnd its operation so easily
understood that a person seeing it Would
probably ask himself, " Now, why didn't
j I think of that ?"
The breat Pyramid*.
Ho much lias been written nlout the
great pyramids, says a correspondent,
that I will spare myself from entering
upon the task of a description. 1 call
it a task, IMOHUBC among the authorities
I have on Egypt 1 find scarcely two
agree on important points relating to
the age, dimensions and theory of the
construction of the pyramids. All, how
ever, coincide in saying that the height
of Glioops exceeds that of the spire of
the Htraaburg Cathedral, which is the
tallest in Europe. The Sphinx stands
in front of the second pyramid, and
shows a length of 110 feet with the fore
paws extending an additional flftv feet
in'front. The height, according to Pliny,
I is*l43 feet, and the circumference of the
| forehead 102 feet. When first exhumed
I a paved inclosed place was found be
tween the pawa, which contained the
evidences of having been a small temple.
Tlie Hphinx was held by the Egyptians
as emblematic of the king, or a combi
nation of mtelleetnal and physical pow
er, and was worshiped as a deity.
A Sarcastic Mendicant.
" I'm very huugnr," aanl a haggard
tramp, with very rod eyes, as he SIIMNI
IM>W mg olis. quniusly at theslde eiitran.*e
of a Court street house. " Won't you
j.leaso, lua'am, be ao giXMI as to give me
a little s..iu.'tiling to cut. Anything will
do si.ls au.l cn.ls .x.1.l or warm it
don't matt.-r, for 1 not one of them
high-toned, fruxl oystci fellers."
" Mv husbalul has forbi.Men lue ki eu
courage idleness by giving away any
more provisions," replied the lady of
the house. "He savs you fellows have
a sort of Free Masonry way of letting
others know every house at which you
have been fed, an.l it is sure to bring a
troop of lazy vagal mud* upon us who
would starve before they'd lift a hand t
work. Ho you will have to move ou aud
get vonr breakfast some place else,"
" lint l'tu uot a vagabond, ma'am; I'm
a hard • working, industrious man. i
came up ou a b at from Memphis to see
my sick mother who lives out u<mr Csla
den, and isn't expected to live. I was
roblM-d on the Liat of every cent 1 had
and all my clothes, while 1 was m lied.
The captain gave me these old things.
I don't like to l>eg, but Camden ts a good
stretch from here, an.l 1 can't walk it ou
an empty stoiuoch. Think of the out
stretched arms of a poor sick mo'her
toward her almeut chiia, and put wings
oil my feet With a few (Xild potatoes. I'm
just at that point where 1 can eat 'eiu
" I can't do it. They all have a story
uL>ut like thst. The last man 1 fed had
to go to Columbus inside of tweuty-four
hours to save an innocent man from
hanging, but two daya afterward I saw
him down town so drunk he couldn't
hold his mouth shut."
" Well, 1 never drink. If I hadn't
been robLxl I cotiltl show voii my Mur
phy nbLui that I've worn till it's raveled
into strings, i/ong years ago I swore at
my mother's bended knee- the same
ur who moans on her couch of pam
lecuu*e I'm Uot Willi her—thai I would
never touch the blighting cup, an.) i
Laiu't, from that time tip to thia miuutc.
Can't you help me to get there in time
to comfort her declining hours with the
joyful tidings that I lieeii steadfast
through ail temptation, by giving me
tlie cold I'II!' yon hzil intruded to dump
iuto *die garbage box? I'm awful
" 1 can't help it. I mtuit obev ray
husband his orders Were i*wutive,'' aaid
the w.uaan, snappishly.
" Well, you're the m.sit extraordinary
woman 1 ever saw if you do. But say,
can't you give me the iaj>er the lierf
st>ak wa* brought home in, to chew as
Igo along. It may fool my stomach for
awful" and make it brace up by thinking
something la-tier will be along pre'UtJy,
You'll do that much toward .-using a
f >n.l uawnt'a anxious heart, won't you.
" No. 1 won't"
" Well, theu give me a newspajier and
let me set by the fire and read the Silver
t;sement of a meat markrt, aed show me
the place where it tell* all sut pron
molt*. Even that would giv. me a feast
-for the imagination—which has been
about the extent of my living lately.
Y'ou won't Ix-lieve it, lusylK', but it's a
fact, that all Uie nourishment I've had
f..r two .lays is the bill of fare |>aiiilod on
the outside of tile Fifth-street restaurant.
Can iron think of that and keep your
stale'bread on the inside of your cup
" Ye*. 1 ui; and I want you to make
yourarU scarce without any more palaver,
or I shall send my Liv to call a |K>IIC^
man." exclaimed tlie indignant woman.
" Evcu the photograph of a elncken
would lie some comfort," said the man,
hr way of banter, as lie moved off, •• and
tf yon .lon't use soap in your dish
wati r a few p..t*t.x-s shoo.! tip tn it would
be r<vul*i lar l >ecue tor me."— ('incin
'Mi(i lirtak(a*i Tuttfr.
Hue Rubber Hall* are Made.
The process of making the hollow
rnbtier balls used by children for play
things * quite curious, and may be in
teresting to those not fsmtliar with it.
A Hoi yoke writer thus describes it:
The upper r>sm of tlie mill is prepares!
to push this branch of the business for
a few months, and it will probably turn
out some 50.000 dozen of those balls lie
twesn Jannarv and June. These balls
have a solid surface, are made by a
different process from that of making
the soft rubber ladls which are perfor
ated by an opening, and. of course, are
much more firm, durable and clastic.
The sho t# of rnbber prepared for tlie
balls an- cut into strips of douldf convex
shajte. The edges of the strip# are
moistened with a preparation of rubber
and naphtha, hi which tbey are joined
firmly together, three of Uie stnj* leing
used for one ball. Tins part of the work
is done by girls, and a skillfulytirl can
cam alsnit 81.5*1 per day. When the
* trips are joined together, the ball is
very near the shape of a Brazil nut.
Be/ore the last opening is closed, Somali
quantity of carbonate of ammonia is put
inside, which, when subjected to a strong
heat, will make the rubber expand and
fill out the ball mold. The opening is
then OIOS.NI with the adhesive mixture,
and it is placed in an iron mold of the
size and shajie of the ball desired. The
molds arc packed into frames in which
tliev are subjected *to the heat of the
vnlcanizer. They are kept in place in
the frame bv iron rods nlong Uie side,
and, when tlie frame is full, iron plates
at the ends are screwed down tightly
upou the molds to hold them in place.
These iron plates arealsuit three-fourth#
of An inch thick, and so strong is the
expansive force of the riihler in the
molds that tliev have bent this thick iron
into a curve. If one of the moldn should
work out of place while vulcanizing is
in process, the molds will fly out with
a noise like the report of a dozen pistols,
and the work is spoiled. The action of
the heat does the rest When the molds
are oj>enod they contain the perfect
round balls, with no mark of the places
where the pieces were plAoed. The
slight ridge made by the mold is ground
off bv a stone need for the purpose, and
the I tall is done. This is hilt <me pro
ces# of rubber work. Besides the hollow
balls are made solid balls of rubl>er, etc.
Death from OverEtlaf.
A French cook named Paqnotte sot out
from a village on the upper Ottawa,
C'tniulu, some time ago, to walk to (tat
ineau Point through the mow, having
hiipplio'l himself with provisions enough
to last him several ilnys. He proceeded
quietly on his journey for the first day,
but on the second, a blinding snow storm
came on, and he lost his way. At the
end of the tliinl .lay, the provision bag
gave out, and be bad not the slightest
idea of his whereabouts. On the seventh
day he had grown so weary that he was
unable to walk any further. He lay
down in a snow bank and made np his
mind that there he would have to per
ish. He had Iteeu there but a few min
utes when a horse and cutter name in
view, and ho hail barely sufficient
strength left to hail the driver. He snc
ceded, however, in the end, and it
turned out to be a priest, to whom he
told his story. The pr-test drove him
to the parsonage and gave him some
thing t<> eat. lie then left him alone at
the table whilst he went outside to look
after his horse, and when he retnrmal,
found Paquette lying on the floor writh
ing in agony. He had eaten too much
and died before a physician could be
A REVOLT OP UONVHTH.
•same ml the lleiull* ul the llurrurs upuu a
llerrul Uulhrrah at I klllaa I'rlaaarrs.
Hilne time ugu news waa brought of
an outbreak of CMiiliau prisoners con
fined at a jieniil ivloliy in Patagonia,
Hoiitli Ameri.-a, but n< details were
given. Later news is now at hand, and
the New York Huirt MV" A letter
from Handy Point, l'atagouia, says the
community baa recovered from tin* con
sternation tnt<> which It hod !*eeu thrown
by the ilUet|>ect<xt revolt of tlie trwijn
and the release of the couviet*. A fresh
IMMIV, 'iGO strong, has laudixj with Ute
intention of pursuing the reliels into the
heart of the I'ampaa. It is feared, how
ever, that their utmost efforts will lie
unavailing, as the uouvicta have obtain
ed throe weeks' start Justice is as
likely to be vindicated by oold, hunger
and the ludiam- as by the Chilian troops.
Had tlie outbreak beeu executed OS
clev.-rly as it was planned there is no
doubt that the Chilian ti.ivenimeut
would have eijierieneod great difllculty
in recapturing the settlement. At first
both prisouera and guards acttxl in eoni
plete agreement. Forming themselves
into organized Imdies, they poured into
the town, murdering all who resisted,
' and liappily their uewly-regaituxl free
dom turned the head* of the convicts.
The dwire of Conquest yielded to lust
and a varus*. Throwing themselves into
the richest houses, they plundered,
burned, outraged and drank till all or
ganization was lost. The town next
morning looked as if it had la*en taken
)<V storm, so great was the devastation,
tlie folio wing acenc occurred in the
house of a gentleman, one of the priuri
pal residents : About the middle of the
night he and his two daughters were
arotiiwxl by several deafening report*.
They got up aud dreaaifd. Iu a abort
time a young Luglioh lady came to the
house iu the hope of finding security. For
about half an hour they waited 111 terri
ble anxiety, listeuiug to the shrieks and
shot* which were audible on all aidea.
At leugth the door wr* burst open, and
a party of ten men accompanied by
some of the lowest women of the place,
and all half mad with drink, rushed into
the house. In the drawing-room sbssl a
piano, which prove! the safety of the
party, The idea occurred to one of the
couvicta to make the girls |iay while
th*v danced. This ides waa adojited,
and Uie pair g'.rla, half dea<i with fear,
: were forced with oaths and curses U> take
their place at the piauo while the ruffians
tlanctxl round the room. Suddenly one
of the men called to a compwniou, " Y<u
can't damx* ; I'll teach you." There
VM a coarse answer, and, drawing a
pistol, the second man shot the first
thrmgh the heart. A general conflict
ensued, in which several men lost their
lives, and the remainder l>eeomiug rerun
oiUxl, continued their .lance over the
deail lasites. At length a tnesiwnger
amvixl, saying that the trtxumre chest
wa* being rifled. Thia news prodnoc.l
a general stampede, and the hnlnw and !
tliei/ father were in a minute left alone !
with the dead. Five corpses! were found
in the drawing-room when the Chilian
troops landed. This is but an example
of the many scenes that ocrnrred during
that awful uight. The.highest praise ia
duetolhe govern.if.who.tbough wounded !
by the wheel of a cannon pasaiug over j
hi* leg, still ha.l the courage to ride
across the uthmus hi summon the Chil
ian man of-war. Th* .Linage u eeti
matcl at $T00,000.
At * lrtur iMimnl by Mr. Htanlf?
in liuD<l<ii), the Prince of Wale# i# said
t hitr !uik"i Mtdhat Pa*l, the Turk
ish kiul>uw*tl<ir, if he lull found tile dis
course intrreaUng. The answer i* said
to have Iteeu : "We Turks have more
need n>w thau other j>et>le to take an
interest in expeditions into unknown
lands, since we mar noon hare to
seek anions Uiem for a home.'' The
•• p4<roual" man of the I*>n>l<>ti World.,
who went to a* Mr. Stanley in hia
lodging*, Rives this sketch of him:
'• The figure which rises from the fire
side to greet the visitor is tliat of a small,
stifflv built man, erect in bearing, but in
voice and mnnuer rather sympathetic
and enthusiastic than hard and stern.
The voice is not as the voice of a deter
mined and cruel man. Ilia luur ia—to
quote a phrase of lhckena— • gray before
its tune, like a neglected fire. Hani
work and exposure have made Mr. Htsn
lev'a abundant looka very gray ; but for
all tliia, the head is that of a young man.
and there ia no indication of premature
age in voice or gesture. The expression
of the face ia that of a man who always
hold* liimaelf prepared for any emer
gency or summons, ven tiiough the lat
ter convey as large nn order as that
which Mr. Stanley received on a memo
rable oooaaion a few years ago from hia
New York ' IKSW: '"Send a mail 200 milea
tip the lbs! Sea to intercept Norua and
ascertain details ot Livingatone's death.
Cable 1000 word# to thin office.' The
Hrrafd man in Egypt had relays of
donkeys ready at Suez. The Noma
came to an anchor during the night ; a
lsat sent from the ahorc boarded the
steamer at daylight, interviewed Wain
wright, and, 'thanks to the donkey ar
rangement#, a splendid account reached
the New York Herald "FFIOE IU London,
and was distributed, with Mr. (lordon
Bennett's compliment#, to all London,
provincial and Continental papers."
A Scene In Stockholm.
Ten years ago Stockholm was only ac
cessible by sea. Even now it is called
the Venice of the North. The streets
are arms of the sea, A fleet bf war-shins
could defile in battle array under the
palace windows of the Swedish king.
The aolc vehicle of Stockholm is a light
steamer, a microscopic affair propelled
by a miniature steam engine. It pulla
up at the ourbfroquently.disenibarks Uie
passcugers and ring# its Ik>ll for another
load. Captain, engineer, helmsman and
fireman are all embodied satisfactorily
in the person of one small lxy. He col
lects the fan> from the jMuoauigers, gives
the signal for leaving, and obeys it—
slows up or crowds on steam. On tln-se
boat# you may study at your leisure tlie
ix aaaut girls and women wearing their
picturesque provincial costume. Their
short skirts diachse shirking# of a bril
liant red ; a brown or green bodice im
prisons their waists; quaint, stiffly
starched caps cover their heads. The
physical asjiect of the Kwinliali jiopnla
licm is blond, large, tall ; in ro|>o#e tlie
face denote# great placidity, but in
speaking the blue eye# light MI up with
intelligence ami the language !>econie#
rapid and full of color. There ia much
in them which recalls the German char
acter, and yet they are more like the
Germans as' depicted by Tacitus than
the Prussians of onr day.
What Our Coins Weigh.
One million dollars in gold weighs
8,685 57 pounds avoirdupois ; 1,000.-
000 trade dollars weigh 60.0(H); 81.000,-
000 of 412$ grains weighs 68,928 4-7;
81,000,000 in fractional coins weighs
56,114 2-7; 81,000,000 in five cent nickels
weighs 220,467 1-7; 1.000.000 in three
cent nickels weighs 142,8671-7 ; $1,000,-
000 in one cent pieces weighst>B6,7l4 2-7.
A coinage of 4,000,000 of the new silver
dollars per mouth would amount in a
vear to 2,828,671 3-7 pounds, or over
1,414} tous, and if the pi cow were laid
side by side they would form a oontinn
* oits string 1,1364 miles in length.
TERMS: Wii.OO a Year, in Advance.
Once upon time, says a tale widely
spread in Aaia, four travelers apent a
night in a fnriat, and agreed Uiat one of
tUnui ahould keep watch by turns while
the others slept. The first watcher waa
a earj muter. Bv way of naming the
time, he took liia ax, and out of the
stem of a tree lying pr< si Irate hard bv,
fanhioun.t the for til of a Woman, shapely
IU figure and comely in faoe. Theu he
woke oue of he comrades, aud lay dowu
to real. The atwrnd watcher waa a tailor.
Aud when he aaw the woman lying ou
the ground, he produced Ins work
basket and bundle of stnffa, and clothed
her handsomely from head to loot. Then
he, too, reanmol his alumber. after hav
ing aroused the third of the party, who
was a jeweler. And the jeweler waa
struck by the sight of a fair and well
dressed female form leaning against a
neighboring tree, and he opened his cas
ket*, and decked her with rings, and
necklaces, and braoeleta. Then he called
the laat of the party, who waa a holy
man, strong in prayer and incantation,
aud went to sleep. Aud when the fourth
watcher saw the wooden woman, ao well
drwstxl and decked, he set to work, and
by sjiells and prayers turned her wood
into flesh and blood, and inspired her
with life. Juat then bia three com pa
uioua awoke, and gated with wonder
and admiration at the lovely creature
who stood lef.ire them. Himultaneunaly
.•ach of the four travelers claimed her a*
his wife; the carpenter beoauac he had
Iruuiud her, the tailor beoauae he had
drtMeed her, the jeweler beoauae he had
adorned her. and the holv man bwauae
he had given her life. A fleroe d. pute
arose. The authorille* of the neighbor -
, ing village were in vain appealed to; the
problem, a* to which of the four had
most claim to the hand of the disputed
brnlc, waa too difficult for them to solve.
At last it was rraolved to submit the rtsae
.to a higher eourt The claimants, the
judges and the audience all went ont to
the cemetery, and there prayed for a
derision from on high. While the jirayer
went up the woman leaned against a
tree. Aiiddenly the tree opened, and
the woman entered it, and was seen no
more. As she disappeared, a voice from
on high was heard saying," To it* origin
shall every created thing return." The
mythological core of this story is the
idea that humau and tree life mav lie
connected. Tlie rest of it has lxveu
supplied by teachers who wished to
luculiwte the ihictnue that all things
return to their first elements, and nar
rators desirous of framing one of the
numerous stones involving a problem
or puzzle capable of various solutions.
The leading idea has been better pre-
Hervixl in the following modem tSreek
folk-tale: There was ooats a childless
wife, who uaeJ to lament, saying, "If
only I had a child, were it but a laurel
berry!" And heaven sent her a golden
laurel berry, but it* value waa uot re- (
cognised, and it waa thrown sway. From |
it sprang a laurel which gleamed with
golden twig*. At it a Prince, wink* fob |
lowing thechaae, wondered greatly. And
determining to return to it, he ordered
his cssik to prepare a dinner for him be
neath it* shade. H<- was obeyed. Bat
during the temporary aliseuoe of the
cook, the tree opened, and forth ram* a
fair maiden, who strewixl a handful of
salt over the riiuida, and then returned
iuto the tree, which immediately closed
upon her. Tlie Prtnoe n-turued and
•coldeal the cook for ovciwaiting the din
ner. The onok declared hia innocence,
hut iu vain. The next day tlie aame
ocrnrred. Ho on the third day the Prince
kept watch. Tlie tree opened, and the
maiden came forth. But IWore the
could return into the tree, the Prince
canglit hold of her and earned her off.
After a time she escaped from him, ran
back to the tree, and called upon it to
open. But it remained shut. So she
had to return to the Prince. And after
a while be deserted her. It was uot till
after long wandering that she found him
again, and lieoame his royal oonaort.
Haii u thinks tins story is founded on the
Hellenic lielief iu Dryads; but it bolooga
to an ivarlicr mythological family than
the Hellenic, though the Dryad ami the
Laurel-maiden are undoubtedly kins
women. Isiug before the Dryads and
Orcwd* had received from tlie aculptur
iwque (ireek mind their perfection nf
human form and face, trees ware credited
with woman-like inhabitants capable of
lining good and ill, and with powers of
their own, ajmrt from those possessed by
the su|M>rnstnral tenant* of banning and
blessing. (.Ymtrmjtorarsf Jtrrtcw.
Tlie lelephane Novelty.
A writer in tlie /\>/m/ar .Science
Monthly says : When we liogin to use
a telephone for the first time there is a
seuse of oddity, almost of foolishness, in
Uie experiment. The dignity of talking
ooua.#t# in having a listener, and there
aeems a kind of absurdity in addressing
a pieoe of irou, hut we must raise our
respect for the metal, for it is anything
but deaf. Tlie diaphragm of ths tele
phone, the Uiin iron plate, is as sensitive
as Uie living tympanum to all the deli
cate refinements of sound. Nor doea it
depend upou the thinness of the
metallic sheet, for apiece of thick boiler
plate will take tip ana transmit the notion
of Uie air-particle# in all the grades of
their subtility. And not only will it.
do Uie same thing as the tympanum,
but it will do vastly more; the gross
dead metal proves, in fact, to be a hun
dred times more alive than the living
mechanism of speech and audition.
This ia no exaggeration. In quickness,
in accuracy, ana even in grasp, there ia
a perfection of sensitive capacity in the
metal, with which the organic instrument
cannot compare. We speak of pro
verbial "quickness of thought," but
the telephone thinks quicker than the
nervous mechanism. Let a word bo pro
nounced for a person to repeat, and the
telephone will hear and speak it a htin
drea miles awav in a tenth part of the
time that the listener would need to
utter it (live a man a aeriea of half a
dozen notes to repeat, and he cannot do
it accurately to save hia life ; but Uie
iron plate takes them up, transmits them
to another plate hundreds of milea off
whieh sings them forth instantaneously
with absolute precision. The human
machine can, hear, and reproduce, in it*
poor wav, only a single series of notes,
while the iron ear of the telephone will
take up whole chords and trams of
music, and, sending them by lightning
through the wire, its iron tongue will
emit them in perfect relations of
Many odd bits of time are allowed to go
to waste which, if improved, would pro
duce great results. History is full of
examples of those who have risen to
eminence by simply using in a proper
manner leisure moments. A person can
become proficient in a science or a lan
guage by snatching fifteen minutes a day
sud applying himself to it How often
is heard the remark, " I wonhl like to
read that book, or become acquainted
with that language or science, bnt 1 have
not the time !" And yet those very per
sons spent three hours a day at their
meals 1 There are few, if there are any
persons who have not a half an hour a
.lay which they may call their own.
Tliat half hour, rightly used throughout
the year, will i tore the inind with a
largo' amount of useful knowledge. Let
no one, then, falsely assert, "I have
net the time," bnt speak the truth, and
say " I am too lay."
I PAKE, UAKIIES A.f D OOUBEHOI.B.
Tomock Toast. —Taks eool boiled
! tongue, mince it fine, mix it with ormn,
I mi l to every half-pint of the mixture
| allow the well lieelett yolk* of t*J egg*,
llaoe over the fire and let it simmer a
minute or two. lisve ready aorne uioely
nstated bread; batter it, place oo a Lot
! dish, and pour the mixture over. Bend
to table hot.
KUK AST or Veau—Cover thickly with
crumbs of breed, pot some small lnmpe
, of butter about on it, and sprinkle witu
iiepper and salt when baked, rnakuyf a
gravy of butter. This is a vsry nice !
dish. Both the rack and breast, as
! eotunionly driasied, are but little esteem
id, yet in Una way make excellent dish cm
1 —iiaaar Vuok Book.
Bins or litter Roasted.— The be*
rib is the licet masting pieoe. Pet the i
meat down before a nice, clear fire, put .
; some dripping into the pen; dredge the ,
' joint witu u little floor, and keep con- t
tinually hasting. When thoroughly j
done, put upon a hot dull, and sprinkle
a little aalt over the hunt. Pour a btlie ;
I boiliag water into the dripping, season ,
with pepper and salt, and strain if over ,
VoKTAai.Kßocr.—The beet soup may >
be made with hlUe expense when vage- |
i tables are plentiful. What remains of a
I roast will serve very well for s basis, if
no piece of fresh uncooked meat is at
I itand. lal the vessel in which yon make
[ your aotip lie provided with a dose
oover, and allow yourself plenty °f time,
! so that the soup need only simmer for
five or six hours, but never bod hard. ,
| As the water evaporates, add more, but '
always let it be boiling water. afhrr the
first which is poured cold over the meat I
Add vegetables according to the taste of j
yonr family. For instance,a quart of ripe ,
tomatoes, scalded and peeled, ta not too I
much, hot even two or three makagheir
impreasion when more oaunot be obtain- 1
rti; a large handful of green corn, cut
from the cob; another of yonsg tender
okra; and yet another of Irish pota
toes, peeled and cot into small pieotw,
and lastly, a handful of small Lima
lieans. Beason oautiooaly with aalt and
(•epper, remembering that more can be
easily added at table. In this kind of
aonp* a pod of red pepper is regarded as
preferable seasoning to black, the pod
not to be broken. Btir the scop fre
quently, lest Uie vegetables stick to the
bottom and burn. Hkim carefully, and
dish np hot. In the far Booth, when*
this aonp is made to perfection, they let
the vegetables cook so thoroughly as to
form an indistinguishable mass, and
strain it, moreover, so that the flavor is
left without their substance.
Keep fresh lard in tin veaaels.
Keep yeast in wood or glass.
Keep preserves snd jellies tn glass.
Keep salt in s dry place.
Keep vinegar is wood or klaaa.
Keep meal and flour in a eool, dry
Sugar is an admirable ingredient In
curing most and fish.
Croats pieces of bread sbouM be
kept in an earthen jar, closely covered,
in a dry, cool place.
Lanl fvr pastry should he used hard,
aa it can tie cut with a knife. It ahouid ,
be cut through the flour, notrubbol.
In boiling meat for aoup, use cold water
to extract the juioaa. If the meat ia
wan tod for itself alone, plunge in boiling
water at oooe.
Broil steak without salting. Salt draws
the juice* in conking; it is desirable to (
keep these in if possible. Oook over a (
hot fire, turning frequently, searing on
I Kith sides Place ca a platter, salt tnd
pepper to taste.
To prevent meat from aoorrhhigduring t
roasUug, place a basin of water in the I
oven. Idle Steam generated luwveuU t
scrolling and tnakea the meat oook ,
Beef having a lendeocT to be tough
can be made very palatable by slewing
gentlv for two hour* with pepper and
wUt, taking out about a pint of the lienor ,
when half done and letting the rest boil
mto the meat. Brown the meat in the
pot. After taking up, make a gravy' c£
the pint of liquor saved.
OIL Orr or Worn.**.-You can get a
bottle or barrel of oil off any carpet or
woolen stuff, by applving dry buckwheat |
plentifully and faithfully. Never put !
water u such a grease spot, or liquid f <
TWr M SMH mi PeeSlaa Fseifr.
The purpose* aerved by food are- of !
several distinct kinds—the maintenance'!
of animal heat, the growth of bone and 1
muscle, and the supply of fat. For host |
and respiration the food needs starch,
sugar-gum and oily or fatty subetanoeea,
for which purposes rice and wheat tokc
the lead in value, followed by orwn, buck
wheat. barley, wheat bran, and potatoes.
For supplying the growth of the body and
the production of agw*. flash-forming
foods are requimi, such as peas and
beans, middlings and oats. A* bone
making food, lwau ia best; next is barley ;
while oato, wheat and beans have about
the same relative value. To fatten poul
try rapidly such food muA be selected
as contain* most fatty or oily matter, la
this respect corn stands at the head, next j
oats, middlings, cow's milk, wheat and \
Rioe, potatoes and vegetables ,
have little or no fat. Animal food is
frequently given, but, whan roaming
about at large, fowls get a auflicient
supply in the insect and worms they
naturally devour. Poultry need a con
stant supply of vegetable food when
confined in ooopa, such ft* potatoes,
turnips or cabbages, and when this is
i-ooked and mixed with meal, the effect
lia still bettor. Nothing ia so desirable
as a constant supply of pure, fresh
water.— America* Cultivator.
The Kate ef Moating Wreck*.
I! nature made no provision for the
rvntoval of floating wreck from the sur
faoe of the ocean, dangers of naviga
lion would increase in a fearful ratio:
floating hulls, spars and masts would
•oon cover the sea. To effect the re
moval of floating w<xxl three specie# of
small marine animals play a most im
portant part. Suppose we have a ship's
spar drifting down upon the waves. A
small creature, known as the barnacle,
soon discovers it and attaches itself
thereto, and as these little creatures ex
ist in immense numbers, the timber
speedily become# covered with them.
Ou examining them at this stage we
shall find that they are attached to the
timber by means of a tube not unlike
the windpipe of a ehicken, thia tube be
ing Ailed with aliqnid, whilst from the
shell protrudes a series of twenty-four
hairy claws or tentacles. Each joint of
the latter is arched, and furnished with
| rows of hair on its concave side so much
like feathers that it is probably from
their appearance that the first idea of
the barnacle goose was derived. The
effect of the barnacle is to sink the log.
Wheu in mid-water or at the bottom it
1 is attacked and riddled through by two
little wood-boring worms, the pbolas
and the teredo. The teredo nayalut or
ralamitaa tiavium, works its way
throngh hard planks, and lines the
tunnel a it goes with a hard, ivory
like shell. Thus, then, the barnacles
! and wood worms unite to work the de
struction of wreckage ; for, borne down
by the one, it is speedily riddled by the i
| others, until it falls to pieces by the
' action of the waves and becomes lost.
, ltn f Itrwt.
Motto. —" Nevar too lata
Obt of BHiMtto-blll dm— He wbo
' VMM feta half H million at good fat
snails every month.
The salary f coqgrMin*n Id 29f>
pound* of stiver per year.
Forty-four municipalities in Maaaa
ebuaetis an free from debt.
Egypt is the place for juvenile axeur
sinus. A boy can always find bia "man
Mr. Wall**, of Rawdon. N. H., bap
lost nine children vithin sixteen days;
Cabbages * etching twenty and
twenty-three and a third pound* are on
exhibition at Block ton, CaL
Braxil is the only country in America
whore slavery legally exist*. Official
figures, published in 1*74 place the
aiave population at l,Ulf >,2fiL
Uaoeral Mite, the dwarf wbe weighs
only fourteen pounds, ha* earned $20,-
I*lo for his mother hi two years. She
rails It the widow's write.
Oil baa been struck in the Black Hill*.
For the bene#* of gentlemen wbo bar*
been interviewed by the ustiiM of that
region we hope it is hair oil.
We mrflially agree with the captain of
the vessel that brought the Cleopastra
obelisk into the Thame* that it i n't
pleasant to have a needle in toe.
The Italian exploring expedition,
wlucb attempted to penetrate into the
interior of Africa, hu been attacked by
the King of Hho*. and compelled to ra
Mr. Brandt, a member of tin- Min
nesota Lagxsiatura, aeoepted a bribe of
S6O, gave it to the clerk, and exposed
the tvirnmtios, which related to the
i supply at book* fur the public school*.
• Whet <hd the prisoner first strike
1 yon forf" easuslly asked the judge of
i the nplaiusnt with a bandage over
Ins eye. "He first struck me for a five
dollar MB, your honor.** wan the feeling
A foolish fellow w -Hhog near New
i ¥<*k, has issued a challenge to aov man
i America to smoke cijpn*. Henley
ays be has smoked 100 in twenty-three
1 hodrs, and can beat that. He desires to
wager SMO to SI,OOO am the result
Montgomery ifumm * menagerie has
Intra sold in LtmwnUm bf the slieriff.
An chad treat fpr s*&i A xebrv $280;
lions, 1100 each; ISO; hyenas.
sll each; a wart hog $190; an elephant,
$1,500; a eamel, $130; a cfrd tiger,
$000; and s rtrtaaeerou*, SB,OOO.
to Ipssfctar ef a pewnD Saalts,
I*y goat foigt year vwu.
ihuMßiW, I ho— villi latum of flaw
Kbouid mpMuri throw a Mom.
If we have a—Jung etaats do
Hut tatS f shr' m,
Tl bettor we comment* at botw
And from Mefpohrt begin.
Tb following >* * Bta Pranei*oo ad
verti*em-nt • "Oorrrapondeviec t solic
ited from braided ladies, Circassian*. or
other female eun#itea, who, in return
for a true heart ami devoted husband,
would trawl during lb* an tamer month*,
and allow him to t ike the money at the
Truth u alwaya consistent with it elf,
and needs nothing to help it out. It la
alwaya near at hand, and ait* upon oar
lipa and is ready to drop oat before we
are aware ; whereas a lie is lDubl*ane,
and acta a man's inwataoo npoo the
rack, and oua trick need# a great many
more to make it good.
Bnipkin* refused to get his wife a new
hat, and aoon after hi* little girl came
in and mud : " Mamma, wool yon bay
ITS a monkey to play anth when yon go
down townV* "So, darling—wait till
yon am older, aau theu marri one, aa I
did," replied the grief-atrickeu wife, ber
tun bursting ont afresh.
One day, a man put together parta of
rariotte maerts and submitted them to
Agassi* ae a rare epetemen. *He alao
protended nek to know to what specie*
it and asked the prufeeaor to
tsll. h in iv It Wto April cools' liar.
A gave a tingle planer at the ob
ject aftd. fooHng up. SaM " Humbug."
- (k. AirWu.
A in esciy rail war days, was ta
ken to see the porfornanoeSa locomo
tive. He had neeer known carnages to
lie moved except by animal power.
Rverr other eipkaattoa fiuled to make
the matter dear to him. Altar long re
flection. Uw*efoni,wodsmg no po*ci- •
his escape foom the c-mobttiou, he ex
claimed. amftdenflj, to his companion,
" There must be horses inside !**
John Rhodes, of Hcmwdow, Eagimuu,
dressed"himself as a tramp. denied him
seif the neoasssms of life, and took to
the road. He lately died, sod his f->r
uum was foaml w bt otw £IOO.OKI
The m" bequeathed it to various metr v
poHtan chamieu. 4 A rimikr hmuno of
ceMbflintv >eßis4 i* MamtUes. Tim
objaat of the miser was tobaihi an aqus
duct tt> oanrey wat -r into the city free,
and it was done. During the life of the
Frenchman he wa* ridiculed, despisori,
and, like Stephen of oM. cume near be
ing stoned ha aoeoaat oh his rags and
The Montpeher * Vh ) Argus tells thit
rut storr : Fbraome time past Eraetu*
Chase, of Calais, has been troubled with
a swarm bf rata, which hare attacked
his mdtlwand oaten hake in their hide
The other night hi* hired man went into
the barn ittM fit *cnon to see a swarm
of rataemcrga from a hole, and killed
<iight at once. A few moments after a
young Wcr was seen to plunge madly
about, *P-* examination revealed an
eaormou* rat on its back, contentedly
auckiug from a hula which it had made
is *t" annual's hale. Fbison and otlw
methods have breu restored to, but with
•This male," remarked the briery
Stable man, as tbev passed the stall
where the sleeping animal was leaning
op against the partition, dreaming of an
Lien wheivm there wwabnt one mule
and a thousand timid men. " this male
is a kicker." "This ouef Innocently
inquired the young man, laying his band
upon the mwe to be sure that the pro
pur was indicated, "This
The liverv man said he didn't mind the
loss of the money (aa the young man did
not take nut the faucj rig h§ was going
t<> look at), for he oould more than make
that up on the hearse and carriage
as soon as the remains name down; but
what he hated about it was having the
roof of the stable mnwed up fo where
the young man went through.
r Why, my dear, what is the matter *
What can vou mean ? you look so de
pressed. It eaunot he—and yet—oh. re
lieve this killing suspense ! . Alexander,
have vou failed 1" eaid his wife, with
.•i*H>el hands. " No, mr dpar; my
credit is vet unimpaired, ami business is
looting up." " You can't meek to ssy,
dear that vour Old pain in the head lus
come back." "No." "You haven't
had to pay the mwe for your brother
Joseph ?" "No." " Have wu—now
tell me, Alexander Buflack, have you
had another attack of vertigo f " No."
" Has vcmr cashier broken his Murphy
pledge?" " No." i"Now I know—l
exper.twHt*-fr knew it all the time—l
1 felt sare it wrwild be so. Mr. Debonair
has naked for Seraplnw t" " No, noth
ing of the kind.,' " The" tell me, with
out waiting another minute, ghat haa
happened; I esn bear it; let pie know
the wirst" "Well, that button I told
von about has got tired of hanging on by
one thread, and here it ia.— Elmtra
Another lucky escape fro til burial
alive has occurred in Paris in thb case of
S lawver named Lelone. His .son, sum
moned to hia death bed, found him, as
it waa supposed, dead, kissed bis brow,
mid was suppriaed at its warmth. Borne
hoursJaier lie revived and. said \ " Ah,
doctor, those few momenta' sleep have
done me h world Of good." The French
taws require that intemdnt shall follow
death within, at moat, thirty-six honrs.
and thus it often happens that burial
takes pi ce previous to putrefaction. It
waa ag nat this limited time imposed by
the .rial-bill that an eminent prelate
ao powerfully protested in the French
chamber, relating how he himself bad
been laid oat tor burial. Here, too, i'-i
rammri, burial takes lace much t-m
aoon. In England at bwst five days ii
terwmto. . , rJ lb; 4AS