The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, June 27, 1878, Image 1

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    ♦•When FInU Comes,"
" Whan Flnit eontea, the book we oloee,
And somewhat sadly Ftrior yo*
With backward (top from i>tage to ta*
• Of that accomplished pilgrimage
The thorn lion thiols or than the roes )
There i* eo much that no one known,
So much unreached that none suppose .
What flaw* I what fault a ! on every page
When Finia cornea.
"Will—they nrnat paae ! The awift tide flow*
Though not for all the laurel growa,
this In- alandered age,
The worker, mainly, wina hta wage ,
And Time will aweep both frtenda and foee
When Fuiia eomea!"
—Attaint /toheow.
Under ihe Violets.
Ilerhanila are cold; her face t* white;
No more to r jmlaea ootne aut go
Her evea are ahut to life act light—
Fold the while vnttuiva, now on mow.
And Uy hrr.where the violet* Wow.
But not beneath a grttea •tone.
To plead for teara with alien eyee;
alender oroea of tad alone
Shall aat that here a maiden llee
In jaeaoe beneath I e jeaiwtlil aklee.
And gray old tree* of Uugeel limb
Shall wheal their otrvUng ahadotra round.
To make the ecotvhlng aunltght dim.
That itrtuk* the gteenneea troni the ground.
And drop their dead lea tea on her mound.
When oVr their bong he th, aquirrela run,
Atxl through their leatea the robiua oall.
And, rtpenlng 'u the autumn autt.
The acorat and the oheetnute fall.
IVutX not lha! Abe will hee.! Uiem all.
To her the morning choir ahall amg
Its matins from the branohee high.
And every utnKtrel-eoioe ,J apnng
That trttle beneath the April sky
Shall greet he; with lie earliest cry.
Vi hen, turning round their dial-track,
tlast are r.i the lengthening ,ha.tow s pa.
Her little mourner*, clad In black.
The crickets eliding !hrru*h the graaa.
Shall JUl* for her an eveutng mass
At last the rootlets .if the trees
Shall And the prison where *he Ilea.
And hear the burled dost they aeiae
In learee and blossoms to the aktes.
So may the aoul that warmed it rise!
If any, born of kindlier blood,
Should ask. What maiden lies below T
Say only this: A tender bud,
Thst tried io blossom in ihe snow.
Lies withered where Ihe > icicle Wow.
—(Hirer Wrmitii ll.lnN.
I hatt\l Aunt Margery's parrot. Its
screaming, croakmg voice, its gurgling
asides crooned as it sat on its perch,
stirred up something IU me evil and
vindictive. Perhaps I had no natural
inclination to pets. Often when I had
been over-wearied at the old farm-house,
the sight of mother's hens scratch
scratelling for a living had irritated me
with a sense of overwork. But they at
least came honestly by their living. I
respected them; but this pampered, over
fed thing made my flesh crawl as it
clung ogling to its perch, or dropped
lazily down to pick np a bit of cracker,
nibbling thereat with an uncanny chat
ter. Xo; I did not like pets. Aunt
Margerv did. This ugly foreign favorite
had absorbed all lier affections, I
thought to myself bitterly, as I watched
it that morning* She caressed the crea
ture; she spoke to it endearingly; but
for her own kith and kin she had noth
ing but everlasting fau t-fiuding and
ceaseless exactions.
A few tears dropped down upon my
hands as I sat there. The parrot, blink
ing down upon me, drew up one skinny
claw, scratched its emerald head, and
screamed, "Just so t"—a pet phrase
which served it to express the most sub
tie meanings apparently, and with
which it seemed to j-er at my emotion.
This was the third morning I hail
waited for Dick—poor Dick, light
hearted, high-spirited Dick ! —who had
taken up his cap and left after his last
word-battie with Aunt Margery. This
blow had taken the sunshine too utterly
out of my life, and there, as I sat at the
window, *1 mentally shook my fist at this
gibbering thing, so sheltered and
favored while he was .idrift—where ?
What would become of Dick ? oh, what
would become of Dick? The lad had
always had some business in the city
that "sat lightly upon him, coming and
going at his leisure; but now for three
whole davs his face hail not lightened
the gloomy honse. The longing to
know of bis welfare, the yearning to
see him, had grown intense and intol
erable. And now, rendered irritable
and distraught by my anxiety, I hail
quarrelled with Aunt Margery myself
—I to whom her invalid state had hith
erto excused so much, who had been
her patient nnrse so long, and her ac
knowledged peace-maker between her
self and the outspoken, impolite Dick.
I had fallen from mv high estate; I was
an outcast from favor—not worth so
much in Aunt Margery's eye* as this
leering old parrot.
Well, I need sacrifice myself no
longer. I was free to go away. Oh,
how useless, how mean an l degrading,
seemed all that I hail submitted to and
suffered! It could benefit Dick no more,
and, in his absence, dropped its splen
did apparel of self-sacrifice.and revealed
itself a beggerly and sordid tameneas of
Outside of this narrow groove where
I had grubbed and vegetated there was
a thrilling, splendid reality of existence.
A sort of winged feeling took possession
of me as I contemplated the possibilities
of the future. The parrot put up his
elfin claw, blinked at me from the cor
ner of his eye, and cried, "Just so!" as
he flopped back into his open cage.
From the window where that cage hung
I could see the glowing gardens and
pleasant lawns stretching below, and in
the wistfnl hazy distance the city seem
ed to shadow through—the bright busy
city, where every one wai astir and at
work. Dick was there too somewhere.
Dick did "business" easily and irre
sponsibly as a bird. Why should not I
do business? I began to take account of
stock—to make a mental estimate of my- .
self. It is surprising, in this commer- i
cia! valuation of one's self, how percent
ages shrink. A little hazy knowledge of
history, a little nebulous acquaintance
with general literature, a light touch
upon the piano—all these things look
painfully threadbare on examination,
like stage properties seen by daylight,
I could not settle upon any specialty iu
which I was pre-eminent. I must leave
my future to fate, and I did so with the
deligbful insouciance of youth.
So the early dawn found rae at the
garden gate, face to face with the kindl
ing morning, the g irden quiet and
odors. I felt a sort ot sinking at the
heart not quite in accordance with my
enterprise. But the bustle about the
depot, and all the fights and sounds of
travel, speedily dispelled ray grief, and
once in the cars, my spirits rose to the
occasion. Oh, I would do something,
be something yet! and I nibbled a bit of
cake, byway of breakfast, care-free and
happy and confident.
The city was quite inspiring as I en
tered it—iso delighfully active and bust
ling that it took my breath. People
were coming and going purposeful and
btisiuessfnl; everybody seemed to have
his eye on some goal ahead to be reached
in a given time. J only walked leisurely
along, enjoying the scene, and wonder
ing to myself if I should know Dick
should I meet him in the whirlpool, or
would he know me.
All these faces were strangers faces.
Of all these people not one had any in
terest for me. The gay scene dimmed
for a moment, and for a moment I felt
the chill of isolation, as the crowd swept
by I wondered was Dick as lonely, as
wistful, as I. The question was answer
ed by a sudden heart-thrill, for there,
lusty and ruddy, stood Dick before me.
I fear I clasped his hand with un
necessary fervor as I said, "Oh, Dick,
where did you oome from?"
"Where did you come from ?" re
sponded Dick, sharply ,
"I— Well, Richard, I can t stand
Aunt Margery any longer—l can't! no,
*nd I've left, Richard,"
FRED. KURTZ, K.litor mid Proprietor.
" Left I" echoed Dick, thrusting In a
hat laok frotu hi* forehead, ati.l pltiug
tug his Iwo hands .loop down ut his
trousers podketa Then was uone of
that cheery jingle of small change 111
them with which Dick *ns wont to plav
;ully salute mr ours. This silence was
ominous. "AA here to go to?" added
Dick, after a long, portentous |>ausa>.
'* Going to look for business."
" Ah !
" Dick, li.iw you talk ! Put your hat
ou straight, aud walk along. Every
body's I,viking at us."
"My dear," says Dick, facetiously,
and laughing now and showing his white
teeth, "that remark of mine to which
vou take exception was prompted by the
Jaet that I'm out of a job myself. Sup
nose I was iu quarrelsome mood after
leaving the old lady's, for when l-awver
kludge set upon me about neglecting
the correspondence, copying, ami the
like slavish business, 1 turned upou the
old brute, and we had a blow-up. I'm
out ou the world, dear, with a capital of
twenty-five cents to begin ou."
For two homeless waifs that sum was
not extensive. I took my purse out of
my pocket, never a heavy oue at any
time; but now—O fate ! O evil, careless
fate !—a hole revealed itself in the ailken
tissue, through which hail shpjied noise
lessly a nursling of a gold piece which 1
had cherished there, wrapped in a bit of
paper, for a whole twelvemonth.
1 looked in my friend's face blankly. I
was no princess, it seemed, coming to
his rescue with gulden gifts, but an
added weight about his neck.
" Dick," I faltered, meekly, " I'm in
tending to work for a living.
"Of course," was the answer. "Might
I inquire what at ?"
" Vou know I can do 'most any thing
"Jennv, child," said m v companion,
looking down upon me beniguantly,
and stopping abort in hi 9 walk (Dick
always awed me when he assumed tins
elder-brother aspect)—" Jenny, child,
it's a hard-driven sort of a world voo've
put your tiny self into—a place where
it's a very hard matter to get a footing,
and where, if vour foot alipa, you're sure
to be carried out into deep water. "
Dick's darkened a- he looked at
the? -of people. " Whatever's a fel
low t • do?" Winding up his discourse
thus abruptly, my friend pulled his hat
down over his eyes, and glowered from
under it like a highwayman.
I Listened to tins talk of Dick's, hu
miliated and ill at ease. Was I, then,
a mere aimless waif—a mere bit of drift
wood afloat in this human torrent? Even
Aunt Margery's chafing and chiding
were better than this nothingness. I
began to feel very weary. A remem
brance of my quiet room and of the
soming apple bough that hung over the
window came to me vision-like.
" Dick," said I, abruptly, " I'm going
"All right, little one," patting me
patromziuglv on the shoulder: " the
very best thing you can do."
" Not to stay, Dick," said I, vexed at
the alacrity with which he accepted
the proposition. " Xo; I've an idea in
my head."
" Look so," responded Dick, sen ten
" Dick, listen to me"—authoritatively.
"I shall sleep at Xurse Catterby's be
night, and if yon meet me there, I'll
have something to help you."
"My darling!" cried Dick: but I re
pelled this later exhibition of affection.
"Put me in the cars, my friend; I'm
hungry, you know, but there s no time
to lose."
In my feminine fertility of resource I
felt myself infinitely superior to this
helpless, good hearted lump of a Dick,
and I nodded my head to him gayly at
parting, without thought of failure.
In my room at Aunt Margery's there
hung a grand old-fashioned time-keeper
with a gold coin attached to its heavy
chain, and a big seal wherein glowed a
ruby. Secretly I regard-1 this as ray
own, for it hail once been ray mother's,
an heir-loom of the family, tLe source of
endless disputes, as I had heard, be
tween the grasping elder sister and the
younger. My mother was of a high
spirit, and finally, in a fit of utter weari
ness and vexation, flung the watch, with
all its glittering appendages, at her
sister's feet. Aunt Margery had never
returned it—that was not her way—'rat
it had never been wound up since that
day, and lung after my mother's death it
hung silent and shining in the room de
voted to my use—perhaps a supersti
tious offering to the vexed spirit of the
departed. I had determined to go back
without being seen, if possible, and get
this watch, appropriating it, as I felt
sure my mother would approve, to aid
myself and my friend in oar sore need.
The ride seemed a long one; the road
wound about in a manner I had never
observe 1 before, with a persistent dodg
ing at the end, that gave me ample time
for revolving ways and means for carry
ing out my scheme, til! finally the moon
shone out on the last evolution; and
leaving the cars I trudged on afoot nntil
the Bentinel poplars guarding Aunt
Margery's gate with their long black
shadows came in view.
It was with a beating heart, notwith
standing my bravery, that I took the
key of the side door from my pocket,
and entered the familiar domicile at
night-fall like a shadow.
It was easy enough to obtain access
to the inner part of the house from here,
for most of the doors were carelessly
latched, and I was not likely to meet
any servant at this time in the evening.
I remembered a certain wide window-sill
in the hail, groping toward which I sat
down to rest myself, with a curiously
scared and hunted feeling, which had
not entered into my calculations when I
planned this audacious expedition.
Then, removing my shoes, I slipped
softly through the long, deserted pass
ageway to my own room. The door
opened with a treacherous creak that
seemed bent to betray me. It appeared
an age before I was fairly within.
This was my own pretty, pleaannt lit
tle room, the shelter where I had so
often betaken myself from Aunt Mar
gery's rasping voice and incessant fault
finding where I had dreamed day
dreams and revelled in nightly
visions. This cherished and familiar
little nook hail chilled to me in one day's
absence. It had given possession to a
horde of shadows that, mocking and
gesticulating, flitted to and fro in the
uncertain light. Perhaps the breeze
blown branches of the elm outside played
me this trick; but it confused me
strangely, and rendered my search for
the watch a long one, till it seemed as if
some tricksome elf had filched it to dis
tress me. At length, however, my
bands tonched and grasped the treasure ;
the heavy chain glided with snaky cool
ness through my fingers, and I thrilled
from head to foot with a new and strange
sensation. For at that very moment
I heard the door shut with a snap. This
noise in itself was not startling ; no one
was likely to hear it save myself ; but it
announced that I was trapped, a prison
er, snared in my own net; for the door
closed with a spring, and I had left the
key on the outside.
I put my two hands to my head and
| thought desperately for a moment.
There was no possible egress now except
i through Aunt Margery's room, with
which mine was connected by a narrow
passage. How could I hope to pass
through without waking her ? For just
ODe instant I felt like despair. How was
Ito help Dick now ? It must be done,
however. I gathered up my courage; I
reoieuilirrril the indtguities I hs.l bortie,
I the needs of my frteuJ, the at'solule
I rightfulness of what I was doing, ami,
strong tu resolution, glided across the
hall- silently, slowly, lent the ghost of a
' footfall should rouse the vigilant sleep
era within. There was something dread
; fui tu this, after all. Tina strange ad
veut amoug familiar things that look on
t Ihe (Utruiler with aunster eves ts uol a
liesirable experience. .True, 1 was on a
mission of uierev; but tlus fact failed to
support me as 1 stiaxl poised ou uiv
aunt's iloor sill. A weak-uiiuded doubt
fulness creeping in for a moment paral
vzed tuv activity. Tina bauble hail beeu
' lu Aunt Margery's {vvssessi >u for years
Was it mine? was it hers? The "sacred
i rights of property " I had Instrd talked
of so of leu: were my mother's sacred, or
my auut'a? Ah 1 what would become
of all the property tu the world tf right
ftilly divider!? Would theu Pick go
out starving aud hoitsleas from Aunt
Margery's surplus of luxury ? Dauger
ous apeculatious, but brief. 1 swept
them all aside like cobwebs. Never
should I desert Dick in his time of need.
Stepping on tiptoe in my unaliisl feet, 1
essayed to convoy my beating heart as
! far u possible front the high old
i fashioned baliMkl. It almost seemed
Aunt Margery might hear it in her
sleep. The low night lamp sent a thin
thread of light across the door; it rested
lon the heavy drapery fostooued to the
ceiling, which gave this conch an awful
dignity iu mv old childish days. Aud
there, just opposite it, 1 stood trausdicsl.
There lay Aunt Margery, with eyes wide
open, looking out at me. I returned the
gaze steadily, froaenly. I know not
how long we might have regarded each
other thus, but the parrot, iu his cover
ed cage within, croaked uneasily. Aunt
Margery turned sleepily ou her pillow.
! " Yon are late, Jeouy," she said quer
ulously. "What kept you so, child?
Hand me the camphor yonder, my head
aches drea ifullv."
I handed the camphor silently, and of
habit proceeded to bathe her hands and
forehead as usual, and then came the
usual innumerable orders. A little warm
water from the bath room, and a little
mixture from the medicine chest. Her
pillows needed adjusting, her lamp
needed trimming, and thus was 1
chained to her side a prisoner, with that
doubtful time-piece in my pocket, and
my braiu dixzv with schemes for escape.
Oh, what would Dick think of me, re
creant that I was in his time of trial?—
poor Dick, watehiug vainly all this time
at Kate Catterby's cabin, or wandering
on the road, mayhap, all the long night
fall, meditating ou the faithlessness of
woman; then in the morning, discour
aged anu hopeless, he would drift away
somewhere out of my reach. I hardly
dared think of this contingency. To let
go my hold ou Dick was to give no my
hold on life. Utterly exhausted with the
long watching, I fell asleep at last, the
heavy sleep of youth and weariness.
I was aroused from this dreamless
slumber by a sudden loud crash, a rap
ping and tearing at tile window.
Aunt Margery started up aghast.
" Robbers!" she exclaimed, clutching
my arm. But there never could have
been so bungling a robber as this. I
stood up and faced the intruder with
wide-staring eyes.
"All right!" said a load, cheery voice.
"The confounded sash!'' And there
stood Dick.
" Why. bless mv heart, auntie, I beg
your pardon. But, Jenny girl, I've
been walking the rood till 1 couldn't
stand it anv longer. Thought yoa'd
beeu robbeJ, or waylaid, or some
Propped up on her elbow among the
pillows. Aunt Margery looked out ma
jestically and interrupted this tira le.
" Richard," said she, " are you a
fool ?"
" Couldn't exactly state to-night,
anu tie. Haven't time to analyze. I
only came to look after Jenny. She's
all right, itaeems, o I'll bid yon good
" Dick," said the invalid, sbakiug her
long forefinger at him authoritatively,
"'yon'll stay just where you are. I
cant do without Jcuny, I find—she
can't do without you, it appears."
"Of course not," said Dick, delilier
ataly taking a chair. " I always was an
appendage of Jenny's, you kuow, and
shall be for the rest of my natural life,
I'm afraid."
" Just so!" screamed the parrot, one
bright s-innv morning, as I stepped
down stairs in a floating bridal veil, and
with my mother's watch in ray gir lie,
Aunt Margery's wedding gift. Dick
was waiting for me below, with beaming
face and arms outstretched.
Japanese Brides.
As might he imagined from the ehar
acter of the government, woman plays
no part in the history of Japan, though,
allowing for Oriental usages, she is
treated on |the whole, with tolerable
le-niencv. She occupies a better position
in the family, from not entailing any
charge of her marriage, as a bride re
ceives no dewrv, but, on the contrary,
is presented by her tins hand with a
handsome donation, which is invariably
appropriated by her fnther. In Japan,
therefore, it is considered more fortu
nate to have daughters than sons, as the
former ultimately prove n venr profitable
investment. On the birth of a son, the
event is commemorated by planting a
a tree, which, if the little stranger lives,
is carefully tended to the day of his
marriage, when it is cut down, and fur
nishes material for a chest, designed
expressly to hold the wardrobe of the
newly-wedded ootrple. The marriage,
as in China an 1 Tartarv, is an affair be
tween" the parents and the wishes of
the young people themselves are never
consulted. The bride is nsrtally in her
fifteenth yearbut maturity being
early developed, wedlock mvy be con
tracted nt a still younger age, and the
mother is often a ehild herself. Mar
riage iH a religious ceremony, ami is
celebrated with great pomp and mar.y
forms, in a public temple, in presence
of the priests and idols, and the friends
and kindred of boh parties. The priest
blackens the pearly teeth of the bride,
using for this purpose the *ame indeli
ble lacquer applied to coal-acuttles and
other similar japan - ware ; and this
serves, from that time to her death, to
notify, like the wedding ring of Europe,
that she has entered th < marriage state.
A Moving Event.
Speaking of qneer things in the his
tory of house-renting, remarks a Chica
go correspondent, certainly the queerest
which has ever come to my notice oc
curred to a friend of mine, the merit of
it* strangeness being its literal truth. A
little more than a year ago ho rented a
house to a party who was a stranger,
but who, paying his first month's rent in
advance, and having every appearance
of being a respectable man, was counted
by the agent as a good tenant. The first
of the second month, when my friend
went to collect his rent, imagine his
surprise at not finding any house upon
the lot Some time during the month
the house had been moved away, and to
this day he has been nnablo to find a
sign or trace of it. I have often heard
of tenants leaving a house without pay
ing their rent, bat this is the first case
I ever knew or heard of where the ton
ant not only got away.with his rent, bnt
with the house also. They do these
jthings differently in Chicago, yon know.
Sulphur is one of the tuost widely dis
trtbuted of the tioti metallic elements.
It is found unoomhinod in many volcan
ic districts, tint by far the greater part
u*w uaixl is obtained from Sicily whore
the dejxtsit* are very extensive, Iu the
form of a sulphide it is fouud iu combi
nation with iron, copper, tine, lead, and
( other metals. Sulphates, or oomfiound*
of sulphuric acid, are even tuoro widely
ditTuse.l tu nature. It ts present in the
vegetable and annual kingdoms, al
though tu very much smaller quantities
than those element* ou which organic
compounds are based. It is found tu
various combinations in the waters of
hot springs.
Sulphur has been known from a verv
remote antiquity ; and Indeed it must
have tieeu one of the first elementary
substances discovered, as it is so widely
distributed iu the native state, and its
peculiar color aud other properties still
more remarkable ivuil.l not fail t. ut
' tract attention to it.
Sulphur is readily fmsl from most
impurities bv fusion ami distillation,
but it usually contains aeleaium and
arsenic, the lattswiu the form of a sul
phide. By the addition of dtlutod
hydrochloric acid to some metallic sul
phides, it may le precipitated as a
uearlv white |x>wder.
Sulphur is reprowntrj in chemical
reaction* by the jmlxil H., and its
atomic weight i* 32, exactly twice
that of oxygen. At ordinary tem|er
attires it is a brittle, tasteless and in
odorous solid, insoluble in water, and of
it yellow color which is very character
istic of it. The specific gravity of
native sulphur is 2.07, and that of cry
stals formal artiticially only 1.9&, Tbc
eff<et* of heat on thia element are M
treuiely interesting and have not as vet
been satisfactorily explaiu-d by theory.
At 230 w F. it (una into a yellow
liquid and can be run into raolda, but at
nbove 280* it commence* t<) resoldify,
the oolor become* darker and at a
temperature of 50* la ao dark brown a*
to be nearly black. At that temj>era
turothe aulpliur baa ao little finality
that a veaael containing it can be iuvert
ed without ita running out. At a higher
temjierature it reliquefle* and if poured
in this condition into water liecome*
plastic and tenacious, but after a few
hours it looses these properties, liecome*
brittle and is converted into common
sulphur. At 824° F. it boil* and forma
a dense yellow vapor of the specific
gravity fi,t>l7. Wheu boated m the air
sulphur takes fire and burns with a bine
fiainc, the product formed being sul
phurous acid.
With the single exception of oxygen,
sulphur has the most powerful aftiiiity
for other radical* of all knowu elements,
and with some of them it can !>e made
to combine in several pro]H>rtions.
With oxygen it form* no less than seven
all of them acids. One of
these, sulphuric acid (the impure acid is
known as "oil of vitriol is of the
highest value in the industrial arts as
well as in the laboratory, as it can lie
manufactured very chaply and has very
powerful acid properties. Sulphurous
acid with one third less oxygen than
sulphuric acid, is also a very iui|H>rtant
About Bog*.
tew persona are aware of the value,
variety and weight of dig*. varying a*
they do from 180 joaad* to leaa than
one pouud, an 1 valued at from SSOO t >
U* than nothing. A description of
differeut kind* ui dog* may be interest-
The Siberian blood-hound weigh*
about lfiU j>ouuda, measures forty
inches in girt, and is worth nearly SSOO.
The St. Bernard dog, which ia a buff
or light lead colqr, i* very large ami
The Newfoundland dog, when pare,
is entirely black, aud it* puj are worth
from $lO to S2O.
The shepherd dog, or Scotch cooly,
ia wonderful for its patience, fidelity
aud braverv. It ia worth Irom SSO to
The English mastiff, a good watch
dog, is worth froui sls to $25.
Of ternera, the blaek-and-tsn is most
ndnaired. It varies in weight from one
pound to twenty five pound*, and in
creases in valne as it decrease* in weight.
Terriers are often crossed with the Ital
ian greY-bound.produeinga very delicate
but extremaly useleus dog. The Scotch
terrier is the" hardiest of dog*, i* very
courageous, and ia worth from $lO to
Scotch deer-hounds are tlie rarest and
most valuable of hunting dogs. They
ore owned principally by the nobility of
Eugland, and are worth SIOO each.
The lieagle is the smallest of the
hound kind, has superior scent and en
durance, and, in abort, is the best sort
of rabbit hunter.
English greyhound*, the fleetest of
dogs, are worth from $25 to SIOO each.
The Italian greyhound is merely n
parlor dog. The pure breed is rare and
valuable, a flue one being worth $l5O.
There ■* a great variety of |h.inters,
setter* and spaniel*. The Prinoe-
Charles variety i the most valua
ble of spaniela. He ia supposed
to have originated in Japan, where
a similar breed exists. He has n
large, fall eye, black-and-tAn color, and
never weigh* over ten pounds They
have been sold at auction in England at
$2,000 each.
The coach dog is from Denmark, and
is not of much valne.
Edison iann.
Ediaon is one of those men who have
no right to be modest. Boston Globe.
Blison hasi i von ted but never mind;
thi* i getting monotonous. Boston
I propose directly to make figs from
thistles. You hear me?— Mr. Edison.
—Buffalo Ex-prest.
The phonograph ha* been nicknamed
"The Deacon," because it can snore so
naturally.—Cincinnati Breakfast Ta
At a party given reoently by Presi
dent MacMabeu's daughter, a phono
graph was the chief attraction. Boston
While Mr. Ediaon ia in the inventing
mood, why doesn't he invent a carpet
that will " get np and dust?"— Courie
It seems a little singular that an anti
profanity, telescopic, self-adjusting
stove-pipe was invented within three
weeks after Edison filled the caveat for
his voice-pickling machine. Breakjaef
Edison is said to be inventing a ma
chine to save time in eating, something
ot this kind seeming to Ho in great de
mand nmong Americans. Chicago
Somebody has written to Ediaon ask
ing him to get up an honest giu meter,
but he refuses point blank to harard his
reputation. He says the line must be
drawn somewhere. — tHncinnati Satur
day Night.
A fac-similie of a letter written by
Thomas A, Edison is given in the
Graphic, and it shows that with all his
genius, Mr. Edison accomplishes better
handwriting than any other man in the
country.— Buffalo Expre**.
If Elison wants to strike a respon
sive chord in the public heart, he should
invent a bnshel peach basket that will
hold fonr pecks, and a quart strawberry
box that will not swindle the purchaser
ont of half a pint.— Norristuum Herald.
Mrauge Sreue on at anal Itoat.
Almost evrrylxaly on tins side of the
water has heard of the English canal
boats, iu which whole faiuthoa are Ixirti
and ltva. We read au account of a
I juvenile parly held on board of one ol
them—a good-aiz< I boal, lent by it"
jolly captain for too oeoaatou which
tuav prove iiitetcstiug to others.
'flic beucvolt tit people interested iu
the scheme determined to give a genuine
children's party, the guests to l* chosen
exclusively from the children belonging
to the eatial bout*. Such an event was
unprecedentixt, and muile no smull stir
among young ami old.
The children born and bred upon the
canala are as shy of strangers as rabbit*
aud hares. Bo when a stranger went
from Uiat to lx>at. inviting the little
ones to the party, there was well nigh a
panic spread amongst them, and they
could not, iu any instance, l>e prevailed
U|ru to give a decided promise to at
tend. But the news was spread; good
thing* were brought; there was a large
parcel of toys for distribution hid away
in the " bottom " of the Ixwt; and sun
dry fair hands set to work to prepare a
feast for the invited ones.
The guest* arrived in due time. Each
one hml l>een reipieateil to bring a
" mug," out of which to driuk tea; and
the array upon the table when all were
assembled was quite picturesque. About
foiir-and-twentv ware assembled at tea;
the cloth was laid upon a table planted
against one aide of the boat to keep it
aUwdy. Aa each entered, tliare was a
little shout of welcome.
After the caudle* were lighted a scene
was recorded which would have delight
ed the eye of a Dutch painter of the old
school —one who revelled in strong
lights, deep shailows and characteristic
face*. Many of the little one* had care
worn looks, and were thin and pale, as
though touched with p n and hunger;
vet there were a few of such strange
beauty, whose faces were chiselled with
such "delicate t ndernes* that, despite
their rough garb, they would have at
tracted admiration in any assembly.
Here were children of ten and twelve,
who hail never known the sweet allure
ment* aud tender sympathies of toys,
but who knew how to stet r a Imat on a
cold night, wheu there was no star in
the heavens to shed a glimmer on the
water; and who were in the constant
habit of riding for hoar* at a stretch ou
the hack of a one old horse, whose fate
lial linked his power* by a rope to the
prow of the t*>*t. For one bnef space
in .1 life long ii-cital of toil, the children
w. re assembled for a treat and for play;
an i that they enjoy d it thoroughly their
merrv shouts of laughter soon fully
Tea over, gift* were distributed—tin
trumpets, whistles, boxes of toys, Noah's
arks, kaleidoaoopea, A H C block* aud
dolls -and he joy of the poor children
oouldomy find expression in loud shout*
aud a general romp. After an evening
of uupreredcuteii happiness • ie luveniie*
separated, their heart - gladiii-r than they
had ever been before through the g ner
osity of unknown friends. Surely this
wn- a charity indeed, one well worth
The Iso-Headed Fagle,
The origin of the device of the eagle
ou national and royal banner* mar lx
traced to very early timea. It *a the
en*ign of the ancient king* of Persia
and Babylon. The Romana adopted
in any other figure* on their camp
standard* ; !>nt Marina, It. C. 102,
made the eagle alone the en*igu of the
legion*, and confined the other figure*
to the cohort*. From the Roman* the
French under the empire adopted the
eagle. The emperors of tlie \Vextern
Roman empire used a black eagle, those
>f the East a golden one. The sign of
the golden eagle, met with in tavern*,
i* in uUuhkhi to the emperora of the
East. Since the time of the Roman*
almost etery State that ha* aaanmed
the deaignation o' an empire, ha* taken
the eagle for ita eu*ign—Austria, Prus
sia, Russia, Poland, and France, *ll
took tlie eagle. The two-headed eagle
signifies a double empire. The emper
or* of Anntria, who claim to be oonide.r
oil the nuoceaaor* of the Caesar* of
Rome, uso the donhle-hea led eagle,
which l* the eagle of the Eaatern
emperor* with that of the Wivteru.
typifying the " Holy Roman empire,"
of which the emperor* of Germany (now
merged in the houae of An*tna) oousid
erol themaelve* a* the representatives.
Charlemagne wa* the fir*t to ne it, for
adieu he became manter of tlie whole of
the German Empire, he added th
second head to the eagle, A. D. 802, to
denote that the empire* of Rome aud
Germany were united in him. A* it ia
among bird* the king, and being the
emblem of n noble nature from it*
strength of wing and eye, and courage,
and also of oonnciona ntreugth ami in
nate power, tlie eagle ha* been univer
sal ly preferred a* the continental em
blem of sovereignty. Of the different
eagle* of heraldry the black eagle i*
c>n*idere<l the moat noble, especially
when blazoned on a golden shield.
Custer'* Field (la**.
About eighteen month* ago, while
Senator Chrwtiancy, of Michigan, was in
the South, he paid * visit to General
Wade Hampton, nnd the eonveraati in
drifted into war reminiscence*. Among
other military personages, Gen. Hamp
ton spoke of Gen. Custer, and expressed
his appreciation of the dead hero in the
highest term*. Senator Christiancy re
plied that ho was well acquainted with
all of Oeneral Custer's family, having
known him from ohildbood. Then Gen.
Hampton remarked that daring the war
some of the soldiers of his command at
the Battle of Brandywine had captured
a field glaes tx>longing to Oen. Custer
anil given it to him, sud he (General
Hampton) had used it during the last
two year* of the conflict. Senator Chris
tiancy was asked if bo thought Mr*.
Custer would like to have the glass.
The senator said "Yea," and at once
wrote to Mrs. Custer about the matter.
She sent a letter to General Hampton,
saying that she would doubly appreciate
the relie because it had been the prop
erty of two brave men, and she added
that her husband had been an admirer
of General Hampton. The latter sent
word that rr soon as he could get the
glass brought down from bis mountain
home he would forward it, Rnd the his
toric glass is now on its way to Monroe,
Michigan, the home of Mrs. Custer,
where she has a large collection of wsr
sonvonirs arranged in a cabinet. Sftc
York Herald,
fnngrcssional Pastime,
A Washington correspondent writes:
One day while the House was under
conviction and some of the members
telling their experience, I saw Mr.
Shelley, of Alabama, spread ont a hand
kerchief upon his desk, take up the
blotting stand aud, in pepper-box fash
ion, sprinkle the handkerchief fnil, thou
qnietly fold it up aud lay it down in
front of Mr. Houok, of Wiaeonsin. The
gentleman didn't notice the handker
chief until Mr. Shelley nudged him and
pointed to it; then, as if his friend had
given him a hint to blow his nose, he
took article and bio wed, and he was
sanded in fine style, while the members
who saw the joke laughed in school
boy fashion and nearly drowned the
voice of the gentleman who was speak
Oat ml Ultaa'a laaltisitsas A Ptars
U t.rrr Ptrrrlblna Vlar b bad, grssa a
{ Tstsbstsas la a Wit*.
A Loudon letter to the San Francisco
Chronicle savs;
Have you hear>i of the wonderful
Wlnteley of Westlmurne (irove, the
" Universal Provider," as he calls him
self. His is a large block of shops,
which loss than twenty vearsago started
as a single small establishment in the
millinery slid draper) line, and has now
lieeti fatuous for at least a dozen twelve
mouths. It ts a place outside which, in
the season, the carriages extend for a
quarter of a mile or more, and stand as
many deep as the width of a not especi
ally capacious street anj the vigilance
of "the Metropolitan Police will permit;
and where in the uii Idle of the summer,
when the Btoek of light materials is dur
! tug a few days sold off at oust price or
less, and in "the middle of the winter,
when the heavy things are also for a few
days disposed of at an " awful sacrifice,"
you have to get up iu the small hours
and rush off there directly the doors
open if you wish to be attended to.
Haid a gentleman the other day to one
of the urlisne shop-walkers who was at
tending liuu to the door, after au after
noon spent in the several outfitting de
partments devoted to his sex, " 1 really
believe you could do everything but
i bury me." " AVe would bury vou with
the greatest pleasure," returned the po
lite official; "that ia—aliem—l beg
pardon; I mean if you abould be so un
fortunate as to stand in need of that
melancholy office, we have set up an
undertaking branch of business." A
lady onee saving in the shop that she
thought she could buy everything there
but a leg of mutton and eoals, the man
who was serving her immediately point
ed to a notice setting forth that a de
partment for butchers' meat had just
been added, and that in another orders
for coals could be received. A gentle
man musically inclined once wrote to
Mr. Whiteley to ask him to send him
some banjos to lo>k at. In return
" William Whiteley A Co." presented
"their respectful compliments." and
begged to inform that gentleman that
they did not keep banjos. On which Una
correspondent wrath fully wrote back to
ask how William Whitelev A Co. could
presume to call themselves Universal
Provider* if they did not keep banjos.
Verr soon, indeed, after this snnh, the
U. fV* again presented their respectful
compliment* aud requested that Mr. Ho
aiid Ho would be kind enough to call and
inspect Jtheir collection of banjoa and
other musical instruments.
A young man about to proceed to
India paid the famous establishment a
visit for his outfit, and was set up with
everything he could possibly require
just a* fast a* he asked for lL As he
was writing his check for the whole
amount in the great William Whiteley *
private office he laughingly said, "Well,
positively, Mr. Whiteley, I believe you
have provided me with all I want
save only one tiling." "Aud that ?
"Is a wife." "Is that all?" said the
smiling head of the firm. " Would yon
care to dine with me at 7:30 at my house
kviairrnw ? I should be very glad, in
deed to see yon." "I am sure it will
afford me great pleasure to dine with
vou," politely made answer the aston
ished young man, and accordingly pre
sented* him <ll the next eveniDg at the
hospitable Mr. Whiteley's town rem,
deuce. Here he was presented to a re
fit i,si and very agreeable assemblage of
jieople, aud IM< escorted to the dinner
table a vuug lady, by whom be of
course and who *i in every way so
perfectly charming that, long ere the
termination of tt) meal, he had (*m
pletely lost hi* In -rt Tlie sequel rnv
be readily imagined. That young man
sailed fir India stocked from tiie re
sources of the wonderful Universal Pro
vider with everything, from socks aud
suspender* up to a wife.
How to Uira to Swim.
A writer in tlie American Agricul
turist offers the following suggestions,
bv obedience to which the art of swim
ming mav be readily acquired:
When 1 wa* a boy, I learned to swim
by mean* of a *wimming-l>oard. Tins
i* the safest method possible. If cork*
are tiaed, they may alip from around tlie
breast down beneath the body, throw
ing tlie head below the surface, and
putting the wearer in danger of dnwn
Some country boy* get two bladder*
and then tie them together with a short
cord, and u*e these ** support*. They
are tlie most dangerous thing* possible
for a boy to have.
The lxard is perfectly safe, and one
may learn to swim in a very short time
by using one. It should be over four
feet long, over a foot wide, and two
inches thick, made of soft white pine or
cedar. To use it, a boy wade* into the
water np to hi* shonldeni, then, taking
hold of tlie end of the Ixuuvl, he pushes
it before him—towards the bank, an<l
not into deeper water—springs forward
with his feet, and throw* himself flat
upon the water. Tilts movement carries
him along a few feet. He then draws up
both hi* leg* at the same time, keeping
the knee* a* far apart a* possible, and
then strike* out with both feet, not
ntraiglit backward, bnt sideways, just a
a frog doe*. The stroke is made slowly,
and is repeated again, drawing up the
leg* slowly and steadily. The board
keep* the head alxive water. When the
leg-stroke ha* beou learned, one hand
i* taken from the board and tlie stroke
learned, or the chin may be rested on
the board while the stroke i* taken with
both band*. Thi* i a very good plan,
fin it compel* the swimmer to bia
band* under the water, which he should
alwsvn do. Bv-aud-bv the board may be
pushed ahead, and the yonng swimmer
may swim after it, always keeping it
within reach. When * number of boy*
go to swim, tliev should always have two
or three of these board* with them for
use in case of any accident.
Fashion Mote*.
Handsome wuol textures will lie worn.
Costumes of India pongee are worn
again. ...
Chin a rrapf llchus iiotl on tho orwiM
are the favorite wraps with young ladies.
Pleated and yoke waists are very
fashionable. Many are worn with a
fancy licit.
bonnets for elderly ladies are orewn
ail(j the aperture ia filled in with
soft' puffs of gray hair.
The richest lace collars of duchesseor
of Honiton are very large, and are point
ed hack aud front.
A novtfity for summer dresses is beige
colored linen in o|en patterns like laoe
or brocade. It is as thin as batiste, and
forms elegant polonaises to lie worn over
black velvet or Tsilk.
The single-breasted cut-nway coats in
English suspes is the favorite wraps for
traveling and country nae. It is made
of diagonal or of smooth cloth of light
weight, either black, bine, or dark
brown, and is stitched in rows on the
edges instead of being bonnd or faced
with silk that will soon wear ofl. The
buttona are of polished horn or bone,
and are so smooth that they button
easily and do not wear ont the button
hole. The back has the masculine
shape, with short side forms, and pock
ets set on the waist line.
TERMS: S'-i.OO a Year, in Advance.
t anfrstlons r Mil Ksghta Epicure.
The AiuortMiui theinaelve# are eon
scion* of A WMUI in their national enhu
ary resources. Year* ago, when I was
sipping my vermoth one iIT in • cafe
<Hi the UiiuioWii*, M lean Yiuiki* eat l>y
my side ut M little table iliMOMinj M
mutton-chop. Alter he bad carefully
picked the whole of the available mate
riml off the bone, he held up the roui
uiuit with Ins fork, and oliserved to me
witli the charming familiarity of his
fatherland, "I take it that thia u the
oulv thing that your country raiae*
which rav country can't lick." Without
wholly indoraiug' the negative portion
of Una striking apophthegm, I ain fully
prepared to aoquieaec in its positive
statement, An American cannot pro
dune a mutton chop. But if the great
continent ia weak in meat it mak* up
for |U deficiency by ita riehueaa in vege
tables. Nowhere in the world—and my
gastronomical experlenoea hare l>eeu
mauv and varied hare I found aaeh
exoellent fruita, pulsea, tubera, or salad
green* aa in the Northwestern HUb-a
and Canada. Our ordinary English
garden-stuff—peaa, beana, cabliage, cau
liflower, asparagus, sea-kale, lettuce,
and celery —-grown far more abundantly
ami lusciously there than in Europe.
Tne |eaa and asparagus especially, are
bevond all praise tender, melting, suc
culent and gigantic withal. Tomatoes
load the table at every meal; either
sliced, cold and dressed like a salad, or
stewed aa only New • laud and Cana
dian cooks can atew them.
Then, in addition to thec familiar
old frienda, better here than in their
Eastern homes, a number of new luxur
ies await the inquiring palate. Indian
corn forma in ltaelf a memorable epoch
in the epicure's life. It is picked
" green, that ia to aay, young and ten
der —for the color ia a jiale yellow—ana
after being boiled or roasted, is eaten
with s copious supply of that delicious
butter that goea without the saying in
America. Delicate minded people cat
off the grains from the "cob" with s
knife, which wastes half the contents
and B'J Kiils all the flavor; but ordinary
bodies hold the "cob" boldly in one
hand (fanner folks going even to the
length of two), gnsw off the succulent
grain ss s dog gnaws a bone. Not a
graceful performance, certainly, hut
v rv effectual; and aa to the gustatory
result, I think green corn may family l>e
elevated on to the same lofty pedestal
of vegetable excellence with asparagus
and top artichokes. The egg-fruit,
too, yields another new sensation —a
deep, purple-skinned, melon-shaped ob
ject sliced thick, and nicely fried in
bread-crumbs. Hweet potatoes, yams
and similar Southern products, brought
up bv rail from the Carolina*, swell the
list * In short, while the Americans
hsve all our vegetables in greater per
fection than ever can be attained at
home, thev hare a great many other de
licious species to which we are total
strangers. Moreover, by cunningly
combining and ringing the change* on
all their vegetables, the cooks produce
several excellent mixture# such as sue
ootaati, a melange of Indian corn and
txtans. admirably adapted for the finale
of a breakfast Furthermore, twing
prone to follow the customs of France
in all good things, they always observe
the laudable practice of serving vegeta
blee on s separate fplate, so that each
convive mav 1* seen surrounded with
a semi-circle of little dishes, containing
great BP Itsug ;**a, stringlees harioot
t<e*ns, suave Unuatoee, or snowy broe
ooli. In this wsv neither does the gravy
spoil the delicacy of the vegetables, nor
do such stronger flavors as that of to
mato drown and overpower the specific
sapidity of the meat Onr English ens
torn of leading slices from the joint,
sauces, vegetabl a. and ooodiments on a
single plate is decidedly a grosser sur
vival from earlier ages which the spread
of lhxrwinism and the comae of " con
temporary evolution" ought speedily to
sweep away.
Dog aid Snake.
Mr. O. Rain bridge, civil surgeon.
Sat tar*, favore the Tim** oj India with
the following aocount of an encounter
between a dog and a cobra:
(Yhile we were sitting ootaide after
dinnc -uv wife felt something moving
aga ..v her feet and lumped np from
her chair. At the same moment our ter
rier, lying close by, saw and flew at the
object", which by ito hissing at once de
clared itself to" l>e a snake. While I
called for lights and sticks the reptile
retreated into the hollow of an adjacent
tree against which is a fernery, and hiss
ed so loudlr that mv servants and I were
deoeivM into thinking the noise to be
that of a cat. After prodding into the
recesses of the rookery with sticks for
several minutes, the loud hiaaing leing
coutiuued the while, the snake sudiienlv
crme oat liefore my servant, and atooil
erect upon the stone-work withexpanded
hoo<l. At this moment the dog, who
had all along been trying, by barking
violently, to dislodge the animal, rushed
twice at*least and dragged it down upon
the ground from the rookery. I beat off
the dog and hit the snake two blows
with a piece of split bamboo seven feet
long and quite supple, held near one
end. Verv little injury could have been
nflicted on the snake by these blows,
which were made quite at random; and
while it was writhing vigorously, and
before I conld strike it again the dog
carried it away, and was found a few
minutes afterward forty yards off worry
ing the reptile, which he held by the
throat, and had killed. The cobra (the
head of which T have preserved) was
three feet seven inches long, with dis
tinct spectacles and perfect fang*. The
dog is alive, and was not the least ill
after the encounter.
Feeding F*wl.
Where fowl* have free range it is the
most economical to feed them twice a
day. The fowl* should be let out early
iu the morning, in fact, if their in no
fear of enemiea or thieves, the hen
house hai better be left open so that the
birds can come ont at will. This they
will do at daybreak, and by wandering
over the fields secure a large amount of
worm and insect food. They should
receive their meal at a fixed hour, and
immediately after breakfast is usually a
convenient time. So much dejieuda
upon the size of the birds, that it is
impossible to give a precise rule as to
the quantity of grain to be given to
each- It is evident that a Dorking of
ten pounds weight and a gnrae fowl of
four pounds would require very differ
ent quantites of foot!. Again, more fool
is required to Keep up the due amount
of animal heat in winter than in sum
mer. When a heu ia producing eggs
she will eat nearly twice the amount of
food that she requires at another time.
Henoe the sueeesaful poultry be iter
will need to observe carefully the
requirements of his fowls, and govern
himself accordingly. The best rule,
loth as to quantity and time is to give
the fowls a full meal in the morning,
and a second shortly before going to
roost. There is one important advan
tage dependant on having fixed hours of
feeding, namely, that the birds soon be
come accustomed to them, and do not
hang about the houae door all day long,
as they do if irregularly and frequently
fed. They consequently obtain a greater
amount of food for themselves, and are
less troublesome than they otherwise
would be.—American Cultivator.
Matching * J'attrrn.
One <>f the faamuatiug young men in
an uptown dry-gooda store (aaya the
Hau Praumaoo Agf) ia in trouble, Itia
the custom in the eatebliahment from
which he haa Juat leen dismissed, to
diacherge a man who faila to aell U> one
of three aimouaaive customer*. " Swap
ping" ia the expressive technical term
by which tbia failure ia known in the
dry-goo la buaineea. The rule ia not
universal, but it ia by no mean* excep
tional in dry-good stores. However
nnjuat it may be, it haa a wonderfully
aliniulaling effect on the elegant young
neu ameuable to it, and when they can
not aell gooda, it ia a aale inference that
the customer ia either auperoaturally
obdurate, impecunious, or miaerly. The
young man referred to had " flrat call"
laat Friday morning; that ia the firat
euatomer who entered the at/ire waa by
the rule of rotation hie excioaive victim.
Next morning thia privilege woohl fall
to fbe lot of home other clerk, aud ao on
to the end of the list. The first eua
tomer "awapped" him and then went
ont without investing a cent The aeepnd
waa in an equally unpropitious state of
mind, and retired without effecting a
purchase. On the decision of the third
hung hia fate. Hia ample cheek blanched
aa ahe darkened the doorway, for a more
unlikely purehaeer could with difficulty
have been found. An old striped shawl
waa thrown aareleaaly over ner shoul
ders, and partially concealed a roll of
calico, which the pal Dilatory heart of the
clerk metibctivefv felt that she came to
have matched. Now if there ia anything
in the dry-goods business more harrow,
ing than another, it ia to match gooda.
The exact shade and texture haa to be
found, and laat but not leaat, the price
must correspond. A feeling of sickening
despair permeated the hearing breast of
the unfortunate clerk as he asked,
" Well, ma'am ?"
She laid down five yards and a half of
calioo of an ecrentrie pattern, and inti
mated that the success of a great dress
making enterprise hinged on her fortune
in finding soother yard and a half of the
same material.
The eye* of an expectant clerk* were
upon the doomed man. He felt that the
crisis of hut peril had oome. With an
appearance of oalmneaa that belied the
turmoil of hia feelings, ha dived under
the counter and handed out endleaa
rolls of calico, varying from the radiant
straw berry and moaa- rose- marked, to
the soberest gray. But he came not
within thirteen supplem-utary color* of
the required pattern. He borrowed in
UJ*> cavernous depths of lower shelves,
and ran marked upper ones frucn the
top round of a giddy step-ladder, but be
found it not. An hour and a half had
gone bv, and his stock was nearly ex
hausted. The proprietor of the store
and the bookkeeper and porter had oome
to witness bis death struggle. Six tunas
had the wearied lady started lor the
door, and six times he called her hack
and resumed his frenxied search. The
last calico was unrolled, and he was
about to drop his hat and gracefully
step down and out, when a happy
thought struck him.
• Excuse me madam," said he;
" there's one piece I overlooked. Lft
me see that good*;' and he took her
bundle and diving under the counter,
hacked off a yard and a half with the
energy promptness of re-kindled
•• Here 'tie madam; exactly what you
required," said he confidently, spread
ing out the purloined goods.
Hhe looked at it attentively for five
minutes. "It doea look like the pat
tern," said ahe, " but still I think it's
not what I want. It's a good deal oars
ir than mine. If I can't get anything
nearer to the nattern I'll come back and
take it Good morning."
She did come back in an bour, but
not to Imy the good*. He tried to dodge
behind the counter, but with the keen
signtedneas of womanly revenge, ahe
spotted him, and be was ignominiously
hauled out and arraigned before his em
ployer. The worst of it was thst the
latter, in view that the unprofitable en
ergy shown in his attempt to effect a
! *ale, bad concluded not to discharge
him! With the evidence of his guilt un
mistakable, however, it would be fatal
to the discipline of the house to keen
him, and be was promptly dismissed.
Until the old Isdy succeeds in getting s
warrant for his arrest his name is chsri
tsbly suppressed.
To Cleanse Engravings.
M. E. L. writes: "1 have a very
valuable engraving quite ancient, in
fact, an heirloom; but it ia a good deal
soiled. Cao you tell me how it may be
cleansed without injury?" We give di
rections which have been used suooees
fnllv bv an artist, s correspondent of
Thr Chetnitt and I>rugffiat. When the
engravings are rimply soiled, they
should, one at a time, be floated for
twenty-four hours, face downward, on
water that has been passad through a
carbon -tilter. The engraving ia then
lifted out of the water by a large, per
fectly clean sheet of window-glass being
passed underneath; after being drained,
it ia transferred to a sheet of white blot
ting paper, never being toadied by the
hand. When thus the first dampness
baa been removed, it is transferred to
fresh blotting-psper, dried either in s
prees or under a heavy book, and finally
ironed to gloss, a clean paper
being placed between the paper and the
print. In case mildew stains discolor
the engraving, it should be immersed
in a solution made in the proportions of
half a pound of chloride of lime to a
pint of water. Let it stand, with fre
Slant stirring, for tweuty-fodr hours, and
en strain through muslin, and finally
add a quart of water. Mil Jew and other
stains will be found to disappear very
quickly, and the sheets must then be
psaaed separately through clear water,
or the chloride of lime; if left ha the
paper, will oause it to rot. Old prints,
and, indeed, every description of
printed matter, may be suooeashtlly
treated in the same manner. If the
bleaching process makes the engraving
too white, the final rinse water may be
tinted with clear ooffee and have a very
little isinglass or dissolved glue mixed
with it.—New For* Tribvne.
The Value ef Meney.
Ask of each ringing dollar in this
world its history how it cams into
life. Some of them will tell 70a they
represent the tears of • widow, the bar*
to red honor of a man, the jobbery of a
ring; and the thousands of other stories
which yon would be told, I need not re
late. Renjamin Franklin said the road
to wealth is as plain as the road to mar
ket. Yes, it is the gooi old-fashioned
road of honest toil We sometimes say
that the day of miracles is passed.
There is one "miracle still existing—the
miraculous result of hard labor that id
accomplished by the dripping sweat of
the brow. The yalne of money is not
what it bnys, bnt what it oosts. Bome
men's money costs them too mnoh; oth
ers too little. A man who makes his
money at the expense of his health and
his honor, pays too mnoh; he who gets
his money by lnoky hits, pays too little.
If he pays to much he cheats himself.
If he pays too little, be cheats mankind.
The golden mean between these two
extremes was well expressed in the
prayer of Agar, who aaid, " Give me
neither poverty nor riches." If a man
wonld bring Arcadia, Ist him abolish
i poverty and wealth.
mm r tatorMl*
A man of part*—Tha
Bom* Wmtern paper- h™ aaUbliafa
ad a gMßhnppar d^iartment
Thara ara orar 800 religion
bte societies and twaoty-aeveo boafttaia
in New York ofty.
Louisville baa a aaoret
The Elephant They keep all of their
documents in a trunk.
A aeveo-footar in Kentucky aaya if
he were given the choice of maana of
death be would die by inches.
Tlie reaaon the war waa ao bard upon
the Turka waa that every fatal rensiy
made an even*# of four wi low*.
To the American boy there ia an aw
ful, a majrelic difference in weight ba
i ween the butt-cod of a flahing pola and
a hoe handle.
One-half of the beea in San Monica, Oal.
were loat laat year, aaya an exohanga
Hope it waa the tail half, remarka the
Chicago Tims*.
A young lady waa undecided whether
to ifHsout tiit* •# of Jinwi of
James gave ber a* aealakin aaeque, and
ahe immediately gave the aaok to John.
A Mr. Poet, of Ohio, aged one hun
dred year* ia mlaaing from hemic. Hia
friend# ahoold kink for him in the dead
letter office, where he ia probably held
for Poet age.
A German writer aaya a young girl ia
a fishing rod : The eyas are the hook,
the smile the bait, the lover the g'id
geoo, ami marriage the butter in which
he is fried.
A Burlington man has invented an
improvement on Edison's phonograph.
The machine is so natural that during
spring weather it talks through its noae
and cad't say eh dor ed. —Hau/keye.
Mr. Sawyer, of Htarka, Me., haa a
set of mat buttons which be haa worn
upon all o# hia ooate for about fifty
rears. Tbev are large white pearl, are
I valued at 85 each, and were brought
from Italy upon an old mrtout many
years ago.
The effect of eating the poieonons fly
mushroom ia that everything seems im
mensdv large. A straw lying cm the
road, for instance, beoomas ao formida
ble an obstruction that a person under
the influence of this mushroom would
take a running jump in order to clear it
A Baltimore m*" has discovered a
way to cheaper property. He crawls
through the aaylignt in hia night-ehirt,
end danraa over the roofs in the light of
the moon. The terrified tenants of the
adjoining premises think it ia a -pint,
1 and hunt up leas ghostly quarters. The
night-shirt oum invests in the property,
the ghost disappears, etc.
If a eat doth meet a oat upon a gar
den wall, and if a oat doth greet a eat,
O need they both to squall? Every
Tommy has his Tabby waiting on the
wall, aud yet be wateomea ber approach
always with a yawL And if a kitten
wishes to oooit upon the garden wall,
why don't he ait and sweetly smile, and
not stand up and bawl; lift his precious
back up high, and show his teeth and
moan, as if 'twere eolic more than love
that made that fellow groan.
B r-*—B prayerful Bhambto. B mild ;
B wise m s IV,loo, 8 meek ss s child
B ! odious, B thoughtful, Blovtag, B kind :
B sure too make matter ash— wait to misd,
8 cautious, B prudent, B trustful B true,
B temperste to argument pluaren aud wine,
B careful of conduct of money, ef time,
B cheerful b grateful, B hopeful B bin,
B peaceful bceevotoat vffltog to toaru ;
B courageous B grotto. B liberal. B Ju,
B aeptnng. B tunable, because tboo art da*;
B penitent, dmimapaet sound to the faith.
B Uive. devoted. B faithful nil death.
B honest B holy, transparent and pore
B dependent B virtuous, and you'll B secure.
A subterranean river, known aa Silver
Springe, is one of the greatest curiosi
ties in Florida. It bubbles up in a
beam nearly ont hundred feet deep and
about an acae in extant, discharg i.g a
stream sixty to one hundred feet wide
and extending six or eight miles to the
Oeklahawa river. It forma a natural
inland l-ort, to which threw steamers
run regularly from St John's. The
, water ia ao clear that it seems even more
transparent than air, and not only the
fish that frequent it but every object
on the bottom, can be seen with re-
The great Mmtarof rose culture in
Freooa aitualed m the vicinity of
Lyon*. The quantity sent oot yearly
from this point TUIM front 100.000 to
1,000,000 of punts. Nearly all the
roam are budded on root* of wild brier
laesniliags) with perhaps 20,000 on their
own roots and an equal number on
standardn Some idea of the extent of
the rose culture in France may be ob
tained from the fact that in the thirteen
commune* which ronttml Bn*-Comto
Robert more than 2,500,000 roaee are
annually ooltiratal, the nomber of
growers being about a hundred. The
camber of varieties grown it stated from
700 to 800. although it ia only a limited
number of the moat robust, and the
grestset fa eon tea which are moat exten
aieely col ties ted.
Garibaldi, the Italian patriot, was
educated a mariner. Oo being exiled,
in 1824, he went to Marseille*, where he
made voyages to various ports, event dai
ly reaching Rio de Janeiro, Bnuul. In
1848. he returned to Italy and was ban
hed from Sardinia in 1850. He arrived
in New York that summer, and earned a
living br making candles tn a manufac
tory on 'State® Island, till an opportun
ity^'occurred at resuming the occupation
of a mariner. He made some Toyagea
in the Pacific, and in about three Tears
returned to New York in command of a
Peruvian bark. Having loat his mother,
to whom be had oonfided the care of his
three children, he accepted an invitation
to return to Nice, where he lived in re
tirement and farmed a corps for the
Saadiniaa government, called the "The
Hunters of the Alps."
A Polish Kebinsen Crusse.
Fifty years ago a schooner, out on a
fishing expedition, and driven from ber
course bv an adverse gale, made for St.
Paul's, an island in the South Indian
lioean. The captain, a Frenchman, from
Bourltoa, effected a landing, and was •
surprised to find there a Pole, a brother
of the illustrious Kosciusko, in quiet
possession of the island, which he had
occupied since the yesr 1819. How he
came there, whether placed in exile,
forced or volnntary. ia unknown. The
Frenchman, a busv, energetic man of
the world, turned his discovery to some
account, and seeing the capabilities of
the island, he made for Port Louis,
Mauritius, freighted his schooner with
tools, seed*, stores and poultry, and re
turned to Bt. Paul's, determined to es
tablish there s permanent fishing
station. He found the Pole still the sole
occupier of the island Setting vigor
ously to work with two colored and
s white man, whom he had brought with
him, they commenced the process of
civilisation by digging up the ground
and sowing their seeds. They built also
two small wooden houses and a shed for
their stores, constructed a landing place,
and made every preparation within their
Ew, for establishing a quiet, snug
ing harbor. Seeing things thus in
progress the Frenchman, loading his
craft with flab, returned to Port Louis
ito sell hia cargo. In 1830 the Pole left
, the island,on receiving from the French
man g2,O(X) byway of compensation.
The World's Largest Strawberry Farm.
A correspondent says; " I paid a visit
to the large strawberry farm of John R.
Young, Jr., between Norfolk and Cape
Henry, abont two miles from Norfolk,
Va. Mr. Young if, probably, the larg
est strawberry glower in the world. His
farm this y me. all under cultivation, ex
coeds 250 acres. One hundred acres of
these have been set ont in new plants,
which sre in a very flourishing condi
tion. Last season Mr. Young pioked
from 185 acres over 875,000 quarts of
berries, employing for that purpose
1,700 men. The averap-e yield lsst year
on this farm was 2,000 quarts to the
sore. The crop this season, it is ex
pected, will exeeed this by several hun
dred quarts to the acre. Aoeording to
the opinion of the most experienced
cultivators here, 1,400 quarts per acre
is a fair yield. Taking thia and the
crop of last year as a basis for an esti
mate, we And that Norfolk oouaty has
2,084 acres devoted to the strawberry
! culturs.