The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, October 10, 1878, Image 1

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    TV Plague.
pestilence and famine 1 These are
I*at walk together in thi< world of woe;
Their comrade Death, and thee no othar
Prom such deliver , prays onr l.itany.
Oh I might one etand, as Aaron wtood of old,
Betwixt the dead and living, and might nay,
The plagne i etayed that walka abroad to
day ; •
Heaven ehoweth mercy to ita stricken fold
One grateful throb would animate a land
lVwi-.l to the dustnow triumphs over
That power which measure# ocean in Hi# hand
That stirs or quickeu* onr faint mortal breath.
And stays the plagnr ; —the Shepherd knoweth
What lionr to call His (lock and give it net.
—Boston TVon*vqv.
" Fsrgct Thee P*
"Porgei-thee?" If to dream by night and
anse on thee by day .
If all the worship Jeep and wild a lover'# heart
can pay;
If prayer* In absence, breathed for thee to
heaven's protecting power ;
If winged thought# that flit to thee, a thousand
in an hour -.
If busv fancy blending ibee with all my future
If this then call'at '* forgetting," then indeed
•halt be forgot.
"Forgot the*'. ' BiJ th* finest bint# forge
their sweetest tuns.
" Forget thee?" Bhl tha sea forget to swell
beneath the moou ;
Bui thirsty flower, fin get to drink the eve's
refreshing dew ;
Thyself forget thine own drar laud, its water*
deep and blue .
Forget each old familiar face, each long-re
membered spot. •
When these thing* are forgot by ihee, then
thou shall be forgot.
Keep, if thou wilt, thy maiJeu iwaoe, *UU .-aim
MM] fmo v free ;
tor God forbid U.y gtadaom hear! to gro !<•*•
Ud for me ;
■bile that heart i* (till uawoa, Oh, hid no
mine to maw.
But let it keop vta hnn- faith atvl vvvwi
piauiing love.
If theoe, pre*srred for pattern year*, at la*
avail me not.
Forget me then but ne'er believe that thou
eaa*t be forgot.
•'Yea. We are almost islanders,"
Dor* said. "Here we have oar triangu
lar island The bay on one side and
the river on the other aide, and the
creek skirting the third aide. Isn't it
pretty, Ada?'
"Lovely. Blue sky and blue water,
and the nice picturesque old houses."
The two had climbed to the top of the
ancient Port Royal State-house to see
all tbi*. Dora, peeping over the rail
ing, tried to make out her husband—
who was a lawyer, and had a case in
court that day—among the crowd of
men standing in front of the courthouse.
Ada gased out upon the glancing, shin
ing waters of the bay.
Presently, to them a third person; a
man—lean, gaunt, as yellow as parch
ment, bnt with a look of self gratulation
at present in his eyes which lighted up
his ugly face.
"I saw you ladies, as you turned iato
the State-house. 1 was two blocks off."
Ada laid the ends of her fingers in
his. Dora shook hands cordially. But,
in spite of Dora's warmer greeting, he
seated himself by Ada, and Dora return
ed to her post of observation. There
was a high wind, under the borer of
which the two talked.
"I might have known you would not
be glad to see me," began the young
man. "I am surprised at myself for
"I conclude that I was overcome by
the suicidal instinct of the moth."
No answer.
"It is a year to-day since T first saw
you. Miss Ada."
Still no answer.
"A year which has not proved alto
gether propitious to oar acquaintance.
I wonder why it is that I can not please
von? I fancied— Ido not think I was
entirely mistaken—that we need to be
very good fritnds. I should like to
know why it is that yon dislike me now,"
he pnrrnki, plaintively,
"Do not let ns disease it," Ada aaid,
brusquely. Have patience with her.
Her harshness and selfishness are not
without parallels in others of her sex
and age.
"I would do anything to please you.
I sometimes think it is my manner* that
offend you. I know that lam awkward.
I assure you that my manners give me
more concern than my salvation."
This bad an irreligious sound, as Ada
vaguely felt; she was therefore called
upon to bestow upon him a look of
orthodox reproof. "Of course they
do," he continued. " The one matter is
entirely my own personal responsibility;
the other is not."
Ada gave over the theme. She hail
no theological opinions. She merely re
marked, calmly: "You surprise me. I
should have said you were a very self
complacent person."
"On the contrary, I always feel as
though everyone—you especially—were
laughing at me. If von would only give
me a hint now and then—"
" Thank you, but I do not feel equal
to carrying on your education."
" And I give yon so much ! ' A pres
nt for a mighty king.' "
Ada, with hot cheeks, remembered
wh§re George Herbert says thst " Love
is a present for a mighty king." In a
sentimental mood, such an she now no
longer ex,ierienoed in her intercourse
with Professor Luce, she had onoe made
fall quotation herself. She said,
/retfnllv, " I was having such a peaceful
tim up here before you came."
"And produced discord. If you
would only say how or thr?"
"I think it is your clothes," Ada re
joined, recklessly. She longed to add:
"And your hair," but refrained, on the
possibility that Dora might overhear
and denounce her afterward for ber rude
ness. It seemed to her intolerable that
a man should approach ber, basking in
the beauty of this perfect day, with that
crop of long, lank, light hair, so nearly
the shade of his complexion.
Professor Luce drew a long breath.
He who had hitherto profeased to hold all
outside shows in lofty contempt had con
descended to debate the external of his
manners; but to be ouarrelled with for
such mere superficial considerations as
coat and trousers ! He had gone on en
during Ada for some time past, as some
women are sometimes endured by some
men. Now he wanted to get up and
leave. Only he did not know exactly
how. That wretched awkwardness of
his was in the way of a dignified depart
ure. Ada spoke next, quite cheerfully,
since she h&d silenced him, the least in
the world afraid that she had gone too
" I love the baj. One never knows
what new shape it may bring in from the
s-a from day to day. It is like life,
freighted with surprises."
He rose and folded his hands. A more
graceful man would have folded his arms,
but his hnng limp at his side.
"I tremble to think what life may
have in store for me. ' Prophet, said I,
thing of evil.'" declaimed Ada.
" Yes. Of discipline. Borne natures
" would seem to demand purgatorial fires
before they rise to their highest possi
" Thank you for your good opinion."
"You well may. I have a most ex-,
oellent opinion of you. Have I not paid
vou the highest compliment a man can
pay a *voman ?"
" Yon certainly are fully sensible of
the honor you have done me." Nor is it
to be denied that there was a self-asser
tion in Professor Luce's tone which
most women would have resented under
the circumstances. Dora now sauntered
toward the pair. She did not approve
of the intonations of voioe. Professor
Luce said "Good morning" stiffly, and
"Ada. you treat him abominably,"
Dora said; "and yon certainly Mmmr
aged him at one tima."
FRED. KUHTZ. Editor and Vropriotor.
" I liked him at one time. Huw i
one to tell one will change oue • muni?"
"Haiti geuina," Dora commented;
' 1 TTERY one MYK SO. Papa says he will
nakc hi* mark. Ho discovered two now
-tar* laid year. So ofcourse ho is rocen
trio, But 1 rath or hko that; ami you
did too whou ho first came to the college.
You aro so >mtrary. You wot yourself
against huu now ln-o*uao ho ahoww htw
devotion too plainly. All tho aauie, you
led him on."
" Well, 1 miglit have liked him,"
They clambered down the dark, dusty
stairway and came out into the spacious
entrance hall of the State house.
"Wliv," Dora said, ' there's John."
Her husband was showing off tho
architectura! features of the hall to a
stranger. He presented Mr. Vatic to
hts wife and her sister. The two girls
wore fresh white dresses, Ada's with
a green bordering, and their blonde tyur
and blue eye* were shaded by juetnr
eeque palmetto hats. Mr. Vaneviewtd
them with the spontaneous admiration
of the man and the artist.
"Mr. Vane briug* mo a letter from
my fnend Stevens, Dora," John said,
rtien, to hi* iter-iu-law; "Ada, Mr.
Vane is fresh from K >uie, where he ha*
been painting for a year or *o. You
can talk art to your heart's txvnteut."
"VYheu I talk art it i* to my heart'*
discount," Philip Yaue said, a* they
walked away, he and Ada together.
Dora, of course, put her arm through
John's. She had uot seen him for three
hours, and fifty things had happened in
the interval she must tU him about.
"Because your ideal eludes you ?"
answered Ada to Philip.
"No; for a more commonplace reason:
because lam lazy. 1 work fast enough
when I am once at it, but I hate to get
to work. lam an inveterate procraoti
"What a pity !" Ada said, seriously.
"I can't understand that. If I were an
artist with a gift, I should be breathless
until I had reached my goal. There is
always the possible immortality."
Philip was impressed. Ada was noth
ing if not in earnest. In this instance a
breath of her enthusiasm passed into
her susceptible companion. He looked
eagerly into the depthscf her sternly,
clear blue eyes with his liquid dark ones.
"There is oxygen in your voice and in
your words," he said. He passed his
hand over his brow. "Yon have put
backbone into me."
She laughed. She was accustomed to
act as a kino of mental tonic. But the
stimulus took effect with unwonted sud
denness upon this new patient. How
unconventional he was !
Ada followed in the wake of Dora and
John down one of the queer little dark
alleys, of which there were many in Port
Royal, and which served as short-cuts
from street to street.
"Where are wef" laughed Philip.
" Ah ! I see " —as they emerged at the
other end. "' 0 strange uew world that
hath such people in it!" (this with a
half-deprecating, lingering infection
and a little smile). Yonr quaint little
city is a tangle of labyrinths, in which
you play the part of Ariadne to my The
His companion slightly started and
blushed, and gave a low, odd laugh.
" What ia it ?" he begau ; but she put
him off with a gesture, and he contin
ued : " Bnt what skiee you have ! And
what an atmosphere! When I woke up
this morning I thought I had sailed into
Paradise during the night."
"Sailed ?"
" Yes. My friend Sinclair brought
me here on his yacht There she lies
now. I ara to pitch my tent on shore,
while he craises in and out of the har
bor for a while. I want to make some
sketches of your old houses.
Ada had deserted the college, and her
own housekeeping for her father there,
and was spending a few days with Dora.
They all had dinner in tbe middle of the
warm, sunny May afternoon ; then they
ransacked the garden beds for violets.
Violet Hank was famous for these. They
bloomed early and lingered late. Dora
picked a great bunch, aud divided them
between Philip and Ada. Philip held
his thoughtfully, and smelted them ten
derly. He had a habit of theorizing
abont people ; he was thinking now that
Dora was fall of unselfish womanly
traits. There was something even in
her way of doing little things which
pleased him, rested him.
Dora said; "Violets are my favorite
flowers. We have such quantities of
them here!"
And Philip answered: "It would
seen to be their native soil. They al
ways suggest to me, with their subtle,
penetrating perfume, the most precious
thing in ife—sympathy."
There were more in tins than tbe mere
words, but it escaped Dora. Ada, how
ever, as she said " Yes," smiled Boftly.
She laid great'stress npou sympathy.
She was always talking about it or the
absence of it. It was a pleasure to lier
to infer that Mr. Vanee felt in sympathy
with them—with her.
They saw much of him after that He
was easily magnetized, although the im
pression was apt to wear off soon, and
Ada bad magnetized him in a fit of ener
gy. He took a fresh departnre in his
profession during those days, painting
more diligently than he hail done for
years. In truth, that was an eventful
epoch in his art life. The pictures he
painted then laid the foundation of his
future success.
Atlas secret ideal had always been a
man whose life should be dedicated to
the interpretation of beautv, to whom a
sunset should be of infinitely greater im
portance than logarithm or a title deed.
The men of Port Royal all gravitated
either toward the law, like John, or
toward science and letters, like her
father aud Professor Luce. Ada made
no secret of her pleasure in her new
acquaintance. Dora liked him too.
John, to be sure, insisted that he wan a
bit effeminate. Hut he was a lithe,
active, strongly built young fellow, with
a manly air, in spite of his faultless fea
tures and golden hair and mustache.
This blondedelicacvcontrasted peculiar
ly with a skin so dark that it might tie
called olive, and splendid dark eyes.
Moreov< r, his tailor hod done aa much
for him as Professor Luce's had failed
to do for that gentleman. So a month
went by. Philip and Ada went rowing
almost every afternoon in ber little boat,
exploring annsets and woods, and bring
ing home stacks of laurel. The woods
were bowers of laurel then.
"I should like to transfer some of
this loveliness to canvas," Philip said,
breaking off a bough that hung down
into the water; "but I despair. Itia
maddening that one has nothing more
ethereal than mud to work with."
" Mud ? Oh, you mean yonr paints."
He laughed. "I mean my paints.
How literal you are I" Then, as her
face changed: "I like it; I applaud it.
You never let me wander long off the
track; yon are my friendly Ariadne, us I
told yon the first time I saw you. What
is it t You smiled in that same odd way
"I was only thinking— No, I won't
tell yon."
He was all curiosity now, teasiug, in
"If I must, then: It's something I've
always been ashamed of, obildislily,
since 1 had nothing to do with it. But
wasn't it aggravating of my sponsors in
baptism to give me such an outlandish
name as Ariadne ?"
"Really ?"
He laughed. They Ixifh laughed.
••Si> you aro undoubtedly who. Tlio
coincidences have it. It is oliariumg !
Ariadne I It haw anch an uuuaual wound
that ouo might call you that and uot fool
that ouo wai taking a liberty with your
Chrlatum uamo, Do you kuow 1 wiah 1
might—wo iuot ituoa ?"
"Very woll, you may."
Occasionally aftor that ho did wo. And
tho uamo, hitherto dotoatod, became
muaio to hor ears.
"I wiah you would paint this laurel,"
she naid, " thin particular trough. Call
it a annset study. It looks as though it
had been dipped iutoa rose-colyred sun
" I should have to engage in a sharp
tussle until my Miuotattr of Isxiueaa if 1
w<re to paint that before it fades."
She sat m the stem of the tmat hold
iug the laurel. " 1 wish you would,"
she said, seriously. She was making
his doing so a sort of test in her own
mind. He saw through her, and tail
ored, but not from annoyance. He was
alwava plea-od to inspire a woman a
interest. "I'll do my best," he said,
"since you ask it." In rejilv to which
she looked ui> to him witli sinning,
hapoy eves, 'lhe earth was transfigured
for her. That was no longer Port Koyal
in the distance : this no longer the pta
cid stream she had known jdl her life ;
it was a land of romance : the same
laud, let us say, in which the fabled
j Cretan maiden atiayed with her beauti
ful Greek and listened to hia fleeting
'• It is all of a piece," Vaue laughed,
presently. " You—Ariadne ; this island
vou hve'on ; the laurel. tJuantiUes of
laurel grew on Naxoa."
" But Ariadne lived on Crete."
"At Naxoa afterward. Don't you
remember ? It was there she parted
from Theseus."
" I had forgotten that she had (varied
from Theseus."
"Oh, certainly. She was not for ' the
false Athenian youth," but for * Baoehu*
bright—a god m place of mortal.' "
It suited Ad* to compare Philip just
here to this latter personage ; although,
drolly enough, Philip hailed from the
modern Athens, a* it happened. Row
ing home, he sang an exquisite Venetian
gondola song that tilled her eyes with
She held out the laurel branch at
parting. " You have no time to lose,"
she said. " You had better take it."
" No. You keep it for me. I'll vune
audsketch it to morrow morning, if von
will give it ami me house-room. Shall
we say ten o'clock ?"
But the next morning Philip met a
friend, who beguiled him into taking a
stroll about town. The clock struck
noon, and he remembered his engage
ment, and hurried to the college. He
found Ada's bright face clouded for tue
first time. " 1 beg ten thousand par
dons," he began, his own countenance
kindled with eagerness, in the way Ada
found so irreaißtible. " Have you thrown
aav the thread, Ariadue?"
Her brow cleared. " No. Of course
it was business letters. It alwavs is
with business men. Tuose horrid busi
ness letter* !"
" Yoa know all about them, don't
you ?" he rejoined, neither affirming nor
denying. Then be made a few marks
with bis pencil. Then Dora came in and
said :
" The students are to have a band
here on the campus to-night, and the
town are invited to stroll about in the
moonlight. Ada, I want you and Mr.
Vaue to dine with John and me, and
then we can all come back together."
Agreed. On their way to Violet
Bank a stylish woman, unknown to our
sisters, walking, however, witn a Port
Royal acquaintance - Mrs. Smith—
stopped with an exclamation of surprise,
ami put out her hand to Philip. Mr*.
Smith then presented Mrs. Forsyth, her
guest, adding : " Mrs. Poi yth wants to
come up and see President Field a>>oat
her brother, who it in college. Shall
we find him in to-morrow morning i"
Ada said yea, she thought so ; and they
walked on.
"Mrs. Forsyth's stunning, isn't she?"
inquired Philip. At which Ada was
stupidly displeased.
Somehow there was a lack in tbe
moonlight concert on the campus, and
Ada went home lees gay than she had
i>een of late. Hat Philip had promised
to come the next morning, and when the
time came she proceeded to make her
self lovely for him. One of the student *
had brought her some fresh laurel, and
she pinned bright bits of it in her hair
and at her throat. Bbe should always
associate laurel u>w with the one per
son. Then she seated herself in a deep
window-Feat. Steps came up the walk ;
stopped at the door; the t>ell rang.
Talk and laughter cams in to her
through the open window. That
surely Mr*. Smith ; yes, and that horrid
Mr*. Forsyth was witn her, saying:
*' Mr. Vance"—ah ! so Philip was there
too ; they hail met on the way, no doubt
—"did not go to the promenade ooncert
last night?"
And Philip replied, carelessly, in hi*
delicious flute-like voice, " Yes, worse
luck. It was a Stupid affair."
A mere passing speech ; but Ada
sprang to her feet, and confronted her
flaming face and angrv eyes in tbe mir
ror clone at hand. She pulled out tbe
laurel blossoms she had adorned herself
with, and stamped on them. She hated
them ; shu hated herself, A stupid
affair! And they had been together;
, and when they parted be had kisaed the
rose she gave him. The next moment
the three guests were announced, and j
she oooled down, as we all must on snob
occasions. The morning went by aim-
lessly. Philip lingered a little behind
Mrs. Forsyth, as she was leaving, to
say, " I notice that our laurel is begin- |
uing to be worn about the edges. Hard
ly worth while to attempt it, is it ?" And
Ada answered, "No, it is only worth
throwing away." Then Philip followed
in the wake of bis stunning friend, care
less, charming, idle. His tit of work
. was over for the present. A<la, for her
' part, tossed away the laurel bongh with
toy fingers au I a silly head and a stupid
heart that ached in unison.
And actually that was the end of a
foolish dream that only lasted four
! weeks, after all. A morning or so later
Philip called at Violet Bank to sav
good-by. Ada was again staying with j
ber sister for a few days. Mrs. Ray was
indisposed—a bad headache—so could
not see him. She sent him down, how
ever, a oordiid little pencilled note of
farewell, begging him to wait a few mo
menta for her sister's return. Ada had
! gone out for a little while. Philip was
sineerely sorry not to tee Mrs. Ray. It
seemed to him now that he had always
preferred her to her sister ; she was less j
positive. He looked at his watch. Yea,
he would wait awhile. He picked up a
book, but had not turned over a page
before Ada entered. I am inclined to
think that it was Ada's fault, upon tbe
whole, that tbe meeting WHS cold and
■ constrained. Hut on parting Philip
smiled a golden smile and said, " I am
delighted to have seen yon. They told
me you were out, but I wouldn't be
turn&l off. I insisted upon waiting till
I you came in." To do him justice, this
was the way the case presented itself to
him at that moment.
"Ah, darling," Dora annotated to this,
five minutes later. " I am glad yon were
| in time to see Mr. Vane. I seut him
I word to be sure to wait for you."
Our Ariadne seated beraelf by an
open window and looked out at the shift
ing water without replying. That shift-
I ing water waa to her still like life—aa
iuixmstaut. A parting equivocation ! A
very trifle, yet still the "little flaw
withiu the lute." Then alie Itsiked up
at the clear blue aky with gathering
tear*. "1 am glad there are aoiue tiling*
that do uot deceive." alio thought.
After this episode Ada was gentler,
more tolerant evru of Professor Luce's
clothes. However, he marked au era m
his life just here by purchasing a new
suit. lie also put himself into the
hands of a bar be r ; perhajia aoiue one
suggested to hitu that his hstr was too
loug ; not Ada, however, I am positive.
The result was marvelous. It is incred
ibla what an effect the outward man has
npou the interpretation of the inward
man. Hut lam convinced that it was
for Mime cause still deeper than this that
when Ada aud lie uext met she felt that
they had both uudeigoue a transforming
power. Professor Luce, for hut part,
mentally and with coutritiou revoked
those harsh remarks 1 quoted alsive
about purgatorial fir< a. Ada was once
more the girl with whom he fell in love
at first sight in the g<*sl old-fashioned
fVople thought it vw a ntiang!• match.
He might be brilliant, hut he waa tiu.lo
niably uncouth. However, Ada told
Dora : •' ilo may uot have the outward
making of an ideal lover ; but no one
else haa aueh a true, true heart."
Moreover, he gave her abundant cauae
to la* proud of him in other way*. In
fact, there ta no telling what reflected
hon ore may uot be iu store for her
through him. Some uevr plan -t may yet
be culled by her name. Harper'ißantr.
False Confession* of Nurtler.
Mr. Henry CL Lea'a "Huiwretitiou
and Force" gives many remarkable lU
ataucea of (alee coufeaaious of murder,
extracted by torture, and capital pun
lihnieut luflicted in e->u*equeuoe there
of, followed by the detect too of the real
culprits. Boyviu dn Villare relates that
during the war iu Piedmont, iu 15511,
he released from the duugcoua of the
Marquis of Manner olio au uiifortuuat
geutleman who liikl beeu secretly kept
Uiere for eighteen years, iu consequence
of haviug attempted to serve a prooeea
from tlie Duke of Savoy on the Mar
quis. His diaapiwaruuce haviug untu
rallv leen attributed to foul play, his
kindred prosecuted au enemy of the
family who, tiuder stress of torture, j
duly confessed to hsvtng committed the
murder, snd was accordingly executed,
iu a town where Masserono himself
was residing. Qudelmatiu relate* that
a monument in a church iu Upper (ier
ruauy, representing a man broken ou a
wheel, commemorated a case iu which
two youug journeymen set out together
to make the accustomed tour of the
country. One of them returned alone,
clad iu the garments of the other, anil
was suspected of having made way with
him. He was arrested, and, in the ab
sence of all other evidence, was prompt
ly put to the torture, when he confessed
tke crime in all its details, and was ex
ecuted on the wheel, after which his
coispauion returned. Another ca*e
was thst of s young man uenr Bremen,
whose widowed mother lived with u
servant. The sou quarrel**! with the
mau, who fled and took service at s
distance. His father, uot kuowiug his
departure, accused the youth of mur
der; aud torture speedily drew from the
latter a full confession of the crime, in
cluding his throwiug the cor}>sc tuto
the Wesar. Not long after his execu
tion the serving-man reappeared and
was duly put to death, as also Was his
father, to make amends for the blun
ders of the laws. Few, when ones en
gaged in aueh pursuit, could be ex
pected to follow the example of the
Milanoac judge who resolved his doubts
as to the efficacy of torture in evidence
by killing a favorite mule aud allowing
the accusation to fall upou one of his
servants. The man of course denied
the offense, was duly tortured,confessed
aud persisted iu his confession after
torture. The judge, tlina convinced by
experiment of the fallacy of the sys
tem, resigned the office whose duties he
could no louger conscientiously dis
charge, aud in his subsequent career
rose to the cardinalate. The mood in
which these untoward results were usu
ally treated is illustrate! 1a another
somewhat similar case, which was told to
Atiguatiu Nicholas, at Amsterdam,
in explanation of the fact that the city
was obliged to borrow a headsman from
the neighboring towns whenever the
services of one were required for an ex
ecution. It apjtear* that a youug man
of Amsterdam, returning home late at
night from a revel, sank upou a door
step, in s drunken sleep. A thief emp
tied his pockets, securing among other
things, a dirk, with which, s few min
utes later, he *tsblel s mau in a quar
rel. Returning to the sleeper, he slip
ped the bloody weajsm back to its
place. The young mau awoke, but be
fore he lia<l taken many steps he was
seized by the watch, who had jnst dis
covered the murder. Appearance* were
against him, he was tortured, confessed,
persisted in confession aftor torture and
was dulv banged. Soon after, the real
Criminal was condemned for another
crime and revealed the history of the
previous one, whereujtou the Htstes
General of the United Provinces, using
the ordinary logic of the criminal law,
deprived the city of Amstenlam of it*
executioner, as a punishment for s re
sult thst was inevitable under the sys
A Wonderful Tree.
A tree well deserving cultivation,
which exista in Morocco, is mentioned
with favorable comment by Consul
Drummond Hay iu his trado report on
Mogador for the past year. This re
markable tree ia the " argan." It grow*
only in the provinces of Hska Hhiedina
an<( Hoox, and in times of scarcity affords
nourishment both for the natives and
their flockH. It is utilised in the follow
ing ways : Irff the first place, the peas
ants extract au oil from the nut, which
is useful both for burning and cookiug
pnrposoa. When the nuts ripen and
fall off the trees they are collected bv
the natives, who are aided in the harvest
by their goats. These animals swallow
the fruit for tlie rind, but Wing unable
I to digest the nut, they throw it np
agaiu, snd it is then added try their own
ers to the store for making tjie oil. For
their private consumption the peasants
rarely make a large quantity of oil at a
time, but crack oj>en a few handftils of
uuts with a stone, and, after toasting the
kernels in an earthenware dish, grind
tliern into flour. The oil is extracted by
adding water in small quantities to the
flour, which is stirred in a bowl. As the
oil is being formed by this process, the
flour hardens into a cake, which is Anally
squeezed, leaving the oil perfectly clear
and fit for nse. This kind of oilcake
then serves a* an excellent food for cat
tle, as also the dry rind of the nut,
which is generally given to them with
the cake, forming together their princi
pal and most nutritions fond during tho
year, snd is invaluable to the natives iu
time of drought; for the organ tree is
very hardy, and a dry year haa little if
any* effect upon it. Even the empty
I husk of the nut when broken is uot
thrown awxy by the peasants, but is
I used as fuel. The best charcoal is made
from the argan tree, and the dry timber
is excelleut firewood. Tlie goats feed
also upon the leaves of the tree, snd
when browsing in the argan forest may
be seen climbing among the trees, pluck
ing aud nibbling the nuts and leaves.
Prussia h is what la sai l to lie a sure
rxlcrnilliator of the Colorado beetle.
The well known steamship Great
Eastern the large-it in the world —is to
traus|Kirt cattle from Texas to Kuglaud.
It is estimated that 5,(MM),000 sheep,
valued at flt 1 A,f<perished in Aus
tralia, last, m oonseqneuoe of the
drought, which cut off the pasturage.
The largest piece of belting iu the
world is to tie seen ill the American de
pailuieut of the Cms Exposition. It is
seven feet ill width, mid is made from
UtO hides,
The cultivated land of Priuice is held
by 5,500,(MM) owners. Five millions do
not own to exceed six seres each. A
similar state of tilings exist in Belgium.
But in Ireland one-fifth of the soil is
held by 110 persona.
Mr. W. F. Parker, of Nashua, N. 11.,
puxtlee the doctors with an auuual
attack of the mewalea. For twenty
yrurw they have brokeu out UJK.UI him,
ou the same day of the year aud at pre
cisely the name hour.
A Chinaman found a nugget of gold in
the Duuolly district of Australia weigh
ing over twenty-two pound*. A ruah of
miuera to the place wa* the reault, but
thua far none of them have been luckv.
Australia's yield of guld haa been steadily
declining for yearn.
Tlie enemies which the British soldiers
encounter iu Cyprus sre deadly fevers,
mosquitoes of the most numerous aud
iterliuacioUH kind, wasps of a remarka
bly euergcUc character, snd huge centi
pedes that have a sociable way of in
sisting on sharing their camp bed* with
Of Longfellow's five children, Ons
low, tlie eldest, is lunrried and in
business in Bvwtou; Ernest is a rising
youug painter, studying in Europe;
Alice, tlie eldest daughter, is a pleasing
writer; Edith is uow Mrs. Richard 11,
Daua third, and Auua is decidedly liter
ary in her inclinations.
Frank Falmer, who was in the fight iu
which Custer was killed, tells how those
who buried the Ixaditw discriminated.
They carefully interred tlie remain* ot
the officers, piled stones over tile graves,
aud inacritied them; but the privates
•'were uot buried at sll, only ooveml, s
little earth Iwiug thrown ou them, and
their t<ouos axe uow strung from one cud
of the prairie to the other.
List year in Massachusetts 1'd,7117
couples were joined in the bond of wed
lock. Of these there were i,VI6 bachc.
lore who chow maidens to be tlieir wives
and 608 who choae widows; while I.3HC
widowers married maideus and *lB mar
ried widows. From this it appears thst
788 more widowers than widows were*
marn-'l again, and thst 1,396 maideus
m*rned widowers, when ouiy 606 bache
lors married widows.
The Pinche iNev.) AV< ~d has ties to
ssv of Red Kenner: "He :• a wild
aud reckiea* ' spurt,' and haalmsl in the
mountains for a uuml>er of y<are; be
never forgot hi* old mother lck in the
States, and after nelling hi* miniug
property down at Hilver Reef for some
$55,000 or 960,000, he took a trip home,
purchased his mother s nice and com
fortable honii steiul, and gave her nearlv
S4O 000 to keep her from want in her old
age, then returned to hia wild mountain
home with a light heart, knowing that
hi* mother wa well provided for Un
balance of her day* on this eartli. N>
mutt, r how many lled's sins may 1h, bt*
kiUiinees to his mother will obliterate
tlicm all in the eyse of Ue people."
The Bine Hen Hotel.
"Borne time ago," said the drummer,
" I had occasion to visit the city of D—,
in the State of Delaware', aud 1 con
cluded to stop at the Blue Hen hotel,
where I had spent one night during s
previous visit. When 1 reached the
spot where the hotel used to be, I was
surprised to see thst the tall building
h l given place to a low structure with
a single row of windows, mid the roof
close to tlie ground. However, I recog-
U!7cd the keeper of the old hotel sitting
on a chair in front of one of the win
dows. and I asked him where hi* estab
lishment was.
" There she is, sir. I've enlarged her
since you were here Inst,
" Indeed I Enlarged ' I don't ex
actly understand."
••Oh, I know she look* smaller ; but,
stranger, I tell yon that I've added four
stories to this hotel since January, '75."
•' What became of them ?"
"I'll explain. After the hotel had
been bnilt a year or two she suddenly
began to sink. I dunno what the re*,
son is. A quicksand tinder her, I reck
on. Anyhow, she kept going down and
down, nutil tke ft ret story passed under
ground. Then I moved the bar-room
up stairs, put another story an top and
legan business again. Pretty aooo she
sank to another floor, and we moved tip
a second time and added another story.
It's been nothing unusual in this house
to go to bod in tbe second story and
wake up in the morning to find yourself
in the cellar. The milkman has regu
lar instructions to pour the milk down
the chimney in case he comes some
morning earlv and can't dig out a win
dow. Last month I overslept myself
for forty-eigt hours because the room
remained dark, and when I did get up,
the roof was just even with the streets.
"This part of the bouse that you a.*'
now I built on early last week. The
property became too valuable to lease.
There sre sixteen stories to the Blue
Hen now, snd I have got to add another
before the week is out. If this hotel
was spread out sidewavs she d be aliont
three hundred yards long. Eventually
I ei|>ect she'll be an or seven hundred
stories high, and it 'll take you a week
to get into tho oeller. I s'poso if I keep
on, this here hotel will reach clean
through, from Delaware to China. The
lower end will come bursting ont into
Hong Kong or Hhanghai, snd maybe
I'll lie taken Chinamen for boarders
without knowing it. Then, very likclv,
they'll tax both ends of the hotel sod
take money out of my pocket. They're
alwsvs grinding a poor man so'* he can
hardly get along. Costs like thunder,
you know, to run n hotel like this that
requires so much to keep up a respects
hie appearance. I dnno exactly wlmt
I'll do if she breaks out on the other
side of the earth aud then slips through
the hole. I can't carry on s hotel float
ing out into ethereal space, you know.
" I have aomo hopes tkat may be, lie
fore she sinks more'u a mile or two,she 11
strike a volcanic vein or something and
get a shove tip ; come all the way out,
for all I know, and stand on solid
ground. If she does, you come ronnd
and see me. and I'll take yon up snd
show you the view. I'll bet you cnu
sec Peru aud Oahkosh aud Nova Zexnbla
and Turkertowu, aud all those places—
regular bird's eye view. You come
round anyway and I'll take you down
into the cellar."
I said I would, aud then I hunted np
a safer hotel. The Blue Hen is too
original, too eccentric for comfort.
Ma i- J deter, in Philadelphia Bulletin.
A Tbirlj Hey.
I aaw the laiy who wanted a ilrtuk a
restless, questioning, uneasy, thirsty
IKJV. lie lot tlio window fall ON Hl*
linger* l>oforo tho train had gone a nolo.
Ho sUssl out ou tlio pisiform uutil ho
was iucrusted two inchtw deep with ashes
•ud duat and cinder*. H wout to the
water cooler and got a drink; thou he
came lurk and told hia mother he waa
hot, and went back and got another
drink, lie drank atnmt four timea |>er
mile, seldom ofteuer, unless he waa
*-izd with a sudden uuooutrollatde
Hpaatn of thirst. If ho waa dnukiug,
and aottieliody else came after a drink,
the boy would suddenly seize the cup
he had just act dowu and refill it, aud
drink aa though he had wrapped hia
stomach in the desert of Sahara, glaring
sua] UCIOII sIy over the top of the cttp at
the waiting jMessenger aa lie drank.
When he waa in hn> seat, he watched the
aisle narrowly, aud it he aaw any pas
aenger get up aud move toward tie
water-cooler, lie would jump up and
race for it. il he got there first, he
would driuk aud ahore over the cup
uatil the thiratj traveler forgot what he
went down there after. People liegtw
to wonder how much the boy waa
gauged for, aud if he wasn't rather
straining hi* capacity. The remotest
hint or suggestion wu enough to neud
him hack to the cooler. When the tram
ran over a creek, the water made him
think of hia thirst. When it rattled
over a long stretch of dry prairie, the
slmeuce of water drove him mad. I was
afraid the supply of water would give
out before the boy was filled up, and he
was rather a small bov. too. Hia in
terior circumference, 1 think,traus have
inclosed au area double iu eitent to that
iucloaed by the exterior* belt. Near
Waseca we ran nearly a mile without the
boy making a stop at the tank. I grew
very nervous now, for I waa feartul that
during such au uuheard of abstiueuoe
from water hia pumps would ruu dry,
ruat out, aud he might blow up. Ho I
leaued over the edge of the seat aud
said carelessly ;
" lfy George, but I am tliiraty. I
wonder if there ia any water in this oar t"
You want to understand me now, as
recording very plainly, and without any
mental reservation, the fact that the boy's
mother, sitting beside him. was no fool.
Her eyes snapped when she heard
my careleea and iuuooent remark, she
took iu every syllable of it, and she
turned on me in a flash with " I wish
voti would mind your owu buaiuees and
leave my boy alone !"
A low, mocking murmur of applause
weut through the car, a little of it for
the indignant mother, some of it for the
charity bov, but most of it for me. Hhe
suppressed "yours truly" vervsuccessful
ly, but it was too late. Long before she
had finished thst brief sentence her boy
was down at the water-omder holding
his eyes tight shut to keep the water
from running out of them, while he
flooded his system as though he had
taken a contract to keep tip s perennial
freshet inside of lumaelf. - l>urtlrtte, in
Burlington Haukcvt.
t ontiuuallj in Bet Hater.
The woman who is always falling to
piece* cams to the station a little late
and had to make a rush for the train.
When she reached her seat her hat
fell off. Hhe got it on, but it toppled
ov r to one side, and wheu she tried to
straighten it up her hair came tumbling
down. Hhe lost her ticket twice beforu
the conductor reached her, and would
have lost it again if he hadn't taken it
away from her. She reached np to put
a bundle iu tlie rack alove hr bead,
and buret the collar button off ber dus
ter, ami stuck her fingers ou four pins
in her dree* before she could find one
tliat she dared take out to repair tbe
damage. Then just as she thought she
li al got comfortably setUcd ber little
hand valise, packed to burstiug with
euongh things to load a Saratoga trunk
to the muzzle, exphahvL, and she nearly
worked herself into fragments getting it
together again. Then by the time abe
got the valise ahnt up her hat tumbled
off again, and bv tbe time she got the
hat straightened back into its place,
her hair tumbled dawn agaiu, and as
srem as she got her hair twisted up,
and harpooned in with a couple of hair
pius, the valise went off, and when she
got off at New Prague she tucked the
gaapmg valiae under her arm, and tried
to corral her toppling list aud wander
ing hair with one hand, and as *!• weut
fluttering and straggling into the depot,
one couldn't help thiukiug that it would
be safer and more convenient to run her
in sections and flag her against every
thing. I have seen this woman on sev
eral o.her trains, and she has never l*>en
able to keep herself together. She
keq>a yon in a state of agonizing sus
pense, for yon never know where she is
going to give way next.— Burlington
County Fairs.
The fair, as a pretext for bringiug peo
ple together, hs* tor twenty tears taken
the place of the ancient political maes
meetingsof the North, and the barbecues
and camp-mi-etings of the Hoiith. All
the tribes of the farm districts go up to
it. Not the fancy-stock raiser alouc,
with hia fashionable clothes, lngb
erowned list, shining sulky and thor
oughbred mare, or his neighbor, the
Squire, solid aud keen-eyed, in his nimbly
"Jsraey," the broad osck of his ooat
sunburned s doxen shades ; but their
wivva and their daughters also, the store
keeper with whom they trade in the
village, the lawyer who expounds green
backs or tlie labor question to them in
the drug shop of an evening, the editor
of the country paper, and his youug
college-bred msn-of-all-work, who write*
leading articles, gums wrappers and
mails the paper by turn. Specimens of
all the farm stock join the great cara
vans ; monster oxen and enormous pigs,
dainty Alderueysand miniature bantams,
famous imporb*! ewes and bulla, heavily
insured before they go, and seut with a
corporal's guard of watchers. Then
there arc marvelous cheeses and butter,
crvstal qellies and homemade wines,
invariably attended by their anxious
owners, sharp-eyed matrons or pretty
but loud-voiced girls. N. I". Tribune.
Hindoo Wedding*.
Among the Hindoos early marriages
are the rule. By the time a boy of good
family has reached the age of fourteen
or fifteen, a wife ha* been selected for
, him, usually a girla year or twoyounger
than himself. Very possibly he has
never seeu her until the msrriage cere
mony is about to be performed. At the
, wedding both families lay themselves
' out to make tho utmost possible display.
Relatives, friends and guests are gath
ered iu the house of the bride's father.
Clad iu her richest attire, tbe girl kneels
on a slight platform oovered with a rich
tissue, flic bov sitting cross-legged op
posite her. The bride's father raises
her hand over a vase filled with the holy
water of tlie Ganges, snd places her
hand in that of tlie bridegroom, who
puts the ring on her finger, amid the
prayers of tho Brahmins. This is the
essential part of tho ceremony, which
makes them husband and wife. The
genealogy of the husband is then form
ally read, aud the stipulated dowry is
paid over to him. After this, the fes
tivities begin, aad are kent up for sev
eral dsvs.
TERMS: #2.00 a. Year, in Advance.
liabialsa.Uks Maltreat **•* Msiws
Nsw Hark sat fSllstslehla- a Mils la
Psriv-KI*l ssrMi*.
The train leaving tbia city at 7.5& in
the morning for New York over the
Peuuaylvauia Badrood la among the
fastest iu the world. Indeed, a portiou
of the distance ia made at a rate scarcely
obtained by any other caul in Euiope
or America. The distance between West
Philadelphia and Jersey City ia eighty
nine miles, aooumpliahed in owe boar
and fifty four minutes, with a single
stop, while the return la aii minutes
less, including two stop*. Tbta give# a
rate iu going, of nearly fifty mi lea, and
in returning of alightly more than fifty
mi lea an hour, surpassing that of the
celebrated lotion's mall Itetweeu Lou
don aud Holyhead, where the ran of 264
miles occupies seven hours. At half
past seven o'clock on the morning wheat
a Time* man, by |M-rmmaiou, boarded
the engine at the West Philadelphia
depot the steam guage marked 121)
pounds aud "still rising."' Precisely
five miuutee later the bell clinked over
the engineer'a head, and almost annul*
taueously he gave a alight clutch of the
lev r and the traia of four cera was off.
It stopped at (icrmautuwu Junction
thirteen minutes Inter. As soon aa the
engine got clear of the sohurbe she
shrieked aud bounded away at greater
speed. About twenty minute* after it
wound it* way through Bristol, and in
till less time the irou bridge over the
Delaware was sighted and Trenton wa*
bisected at the same moderate speed
which bad becu adhered to through
Philadelphia. Hut it wse neocesarv to
do better iu order to reach Jersey City,
nearly sixty nulee away at the appointed
time. Trenton was aoircelv passed
when the engineer tou< be 1 up Li* steed,
i let ween the first two mite posts noted,
the distance was passed in sixty-three
seconds; the next in a little leas, and a
third in precisely sixty. Hurrah! The
train wa* spinning along at the rate of
a mile a minute. And yet everything
proceeded with so much smoothness that
it wa* imoosaible to appreciate the
amazing swiftness. There was no unu
sual jolting, ana in the aars the passen
gers were smoking, dozing or reading,
just as though it wa* an ordinary train
in which they were riding. Juat beyond
Princeton, the speed rose to the rate of
a mile in fifty-eight seconds and con
tinued it wit Lout dimmutior, except a
slight " slowing up" at Monmouth
Junction, until New Brunswick wa* in
view. As soon aa the town was left
behind the engine waa at it sgaiu, and in
the neighborhood of Menlo Park the
tpeed became prodigious, aa if the loco
motive wa* snorting defiance to to tho
wonderful Edison in his laboratory un
der th- hilL"
In this neighborhood Conductor Bi
lauce, with watob in hand, carefully
timed the train for three miles. The
first was passed in fifty-four seconds, the
second in fifty two, and the third in fifty.
Tlie last was seventy-two miles an hour.
The puff* from the engine bad become s
contu.uou-* shuddering r<ar; the driving
wheels were spinning around four hun
dml times s minute—a half doxen times
a second—with a centrifugal force that,
it would seem, ought to shatter their
peripheries to stoma. The day was a hot
one aud the air was at a dead calm, but
it ruslied through the narrow door in
frout of the engine like a tornado. Bmall
bridges were thundered over ao quickly
that they gave a single rumble as they
whisked out of sight behind; the express
train coming from the oppoatle direction
flashed by like a meteor in a single hot
puff of air; you might yell to the en
gineer, two feet distant, and yet he
would only see your li|>s move, without
hearing anything shove the deafening
r<isr of the engine, which drowns every
thing except the shriek of the whistle.
All the time the fireman steadily shovels
in coal or climl * around the engine with
oil can in hand, his clothing fluttering so
tb rcely in the wind thst it seems in
danger of t>eing blown off. Tbe engineer
with his hand upon tbe lever watches,
with a cat-like vigilance, the r*l* sweep
ing under his wheels. The whole train
i* constantly under his eye, snd he never
allows his attention to be diverted for an
One Saturday tr >rning, a* the train
wha approaching New Hrunawick, and
before iU li*l diminished, F/l
OntoDil, the engineer, felt a andden
thump tteoeath h>m It waa repeated
instantly, and then hia entire aide of the
cab Oft off aa if from a thunderbolt,
lint the veteran knew like a flnah what
waa coming when he heard the tlrat
thump, and with one lion ml he threw
h:maelf astride 'he lioiler, ahnt off ateam,
and applied the automatic air brake.
Thia atopped the train with anch nd
denneea a* el moat to throw the passen
ger# off their aeaU; bnt no one waa hnrt,
and the alight scratch of the engineer'a
mate and the blow on hia arm did not
prevent hi running back to Philadel
phia in the evening. Thia ia the only
accident which the faat traiu haa enconu.
tered aince it began running on the Bth
of July laat Aa proof of the caae with
which the extraordinary speed ia main
tained, it may bo said that the train goca
into the Jersey City depot frequently
ahead of the acbodule time. One day
the passenger# began atepping off just a
minnte and a half before the train waa
due. Of the twenty-nine trip# from
Went Philadelphia to \'ev York, twenty
fl*-e were made on time connection. The
train haa been mowed only twice. Once
waa on account of the accident mention
ed, and the other waa a twelve minute
detention canaed by an excaraion train
gettirg in the way. The other delaya
were jnat two minutes apieoe, oocaaioned
by the draw in the river. The return
trip faila oftener, it being difficult to get
away from Jeraey city at the exact moj
ment. while the run ia harder, mclndiug
more up grade.
The train generally consists of four or
five cara, including a juilace one, and
average# about 900 passengers a day.
It ia under the eharge of Lionia Silanee,
an experiencel condnetor, while the two
engines, wliich alternately do the work,
are ran by the vetarua Edward 0 -
mond, who haa been on the road twenty
one year# and haa handled n locomotive
aixteen years, and Frank Peacock,
eqnallv skilled and carefnl. The regie
tor show# that many a mile haa been
made ha forty-eight sooonda, which is at
the rale of seventy-five mile# an hour,
doing eastward the train make# one and
in returning two stops. The driving
wheel# of the engine are only five feet in
diameter, but thia will probably be in
creased to five and a half feet.—Phila
dttphia Tiinc*.
There are 40,000 Germane in San
Francisco, and 30,000 more in the States
and Territories of the Pacific coast.
They take an active interest in politics
and in stock speculations. There are
two daily U(>wpa[>crs published in Ger
man in the California metropolis, and
five weeklies, two of them illustrated.
A large proportion of the German ele
ment is devoted to agriculture and
stock-raising, and many lead a seafaring
life. Most of the trade with the Mexi
can coast, and inncb of the bay and
Sacramento river trade is in the hands
of the German ship owners and shipping
and oouimission agents.
Customer. —" Walter, this bit of tar
bot is not so good as that you gave us
yesterday." Waiter.-"Beg pardon,
air; it's "off the same fish."
A Camel en the Rampage.
We hare often laughed over tba atort
' of the man who had a tiger by tlie toil,
and dared not lot go. Bat eren bia nn
ploaaant aitunlkic baa often been aur
paMMvl by the comedy of a thief a pnn
lahtnent who rawtook the quality of hi*
plunder. Th Virginia Oitv CAeontote
telia a long and aery droll "toryof a
I night adreutare of aome prowling Mexi
can* with an old camel. Tbe following
ia the Bulmtenee of it: •
Jt seems that a certain French asttlear
in Nevada owna a herd of camel*. which
Orn-utal aniuiala be mature* <m hie r "*"®
near Caratm river, below ftoytoo. One
of tbe camela, dublied "Old Heenan
by the herdera, ia an* mater in aiac, and
wear* a coat of fine ailky hair, almost a
foot h,ng. The rascally Mexican vs-
Jueroa in the neighborhood coy at ad Old
[eeuan'a hair (for their legging* and
aad lie trimming*), and one night two of
the ui determined to catch hi IB and cup
him. Moanted on their mustang*, they
rode aoftly to the Frenchmen'* ranch,
and A tiding the big camel lying down,
and apparently an ea*y prea, soon had
their laaao* round bia long neck. Old
Heenan felt the pull, and rue* to hi*
ft* t in aatumabmenl and indignation.
The little homes were horribly frighten
ed at tbe living mountain of flesh and
IMOH that ao suddenly towered up be
fore them; but tbe atroug riatee were
mad* faat to their saddles, and they
could not get away. For the next few
minute* the excitement w*a intense — a*
if a whole menagerie had been let loose.
Old Hftanan ran flnet at one mnateng
and then at the other, with In* month
wide open, and biasing and blowing with
rage; and the poor mustang* snorted in
terror, and jumped, and reared, and
tumbled down. The big came) rnahed
around, intent on vengeance, and tbe
little hone* plunged the length of the
laaaoa, only to be twitched back npon
their baoßebas again. The dnt rose in
a perfect smudge, and all tbe aage-boab
was trampled flat for a apaoe of five
square rods.
Tbe thievish Mexican* aoon began to
be aa anxious to get away aa their borne*
were, and making the beat of a bad job,
they whipped out their shear* and out
I the lasso thong*. Old Heenan stood
scornfully. with the long natea trail
ing from hi* neck, and let hi* beaten
tormentors gallop off the field. Tbe
thieve* felt chagrined enough at their
failure. Beside* their rough handling,
they bad loat their nataa, and these
would be bar,] to replace. They con
cluded they would try to recover them,
and presently one of them came MI caking
back on (out Old Heenan **w him,
and charged at him in fall fury, blowing
and snapping bia teeth, and the scared
" greaser " ran for dear life. Then the
other tried it, but aatne off quite aa
ignominioualy. Finally, they led their
mustangs to a Piute camp, down the
river, and told a " big Injnu" they
would give him five dollars to get their
riata* off the camel's nock. The big
Indian van used to camels, and declared
be wasn't afraid. He went—but in la*a
than fifteen minute*, be came back with
Old He-nan at hi* heel*. Use sight
•truck a panic through the camp, and
all hand* scattered, pell-mell, Indian*,
, qnaws, papoose*, and the thievish
' aqueroi.
The old camel's blood was up now,
and be came on, fairly snorting with
wrath, the ruita* still dangling from Ins
long neck. In an incredibly abort apace
of time the camp was cleared, some of
the Indiana swimming serosa the river,
some hiding under tbe bank. Old
Heenan felt that he bad been insulted
as well aa injured, and he determined to
make an end of it Finding nothing
else to vent his rage npon, he attacked
tbe flimsy wigwams with his teeth, and
flnrg them right and left, with all their
furniture, till the ground looked aa
if a typhoon hsd passed by. The Mexi
cans did not want anything more of Old
Heenan or his b*ir. Next morning his
owner took the rials* of his neck, and
chuckled to see what nice ones they
were. Nobody ever called to claim
Fashion Notes.
Corduroy velvet is one of the novelties
of the season.
Gold and silver braid will be used on
new costumes, especially tor the pipings
of bias hands.
The gilt and silver bnttoos in the shape
of bullet*, both large and sm!l, are
used to trim fall dresses.
•' Flamliean H is the name given to a
new kind of crimped tape fringe with
-ach strand twisted like a corkscrew.
Chameleon velvet ia one of the beau
tiful shade* shown in a Paris bonnet.
The color is exqnisite, but indescribable.
Mary Queen of Scots bonnets and the
wide ruches and ruffs worn in the time
of that queen will be worn to some
extent this winter
Some of the New York dressmakers
have adopted the plan of concealing all
the fastenings on dresses, ao that they
look only like drapery.
Princess dresses should be remodeled
with fuller ssehee and Aprons, in order
to give them the puffed look which is
again coming into favor.
Bead fringes will be used in trimming
hats and bonDe.a this winter. Those in
old gold, tipped with ruby, emerald or(
sapphire promise to be the favorite.
Tweed walking suit* for the season are
made of what is called the heather mix
ture—a blending of purple, yellow and
bronac, producing the brouse shade of a
Hootch moor.
New brocades for evening dresses have
dark grounds and pale or bright figures.
Garnet is the favorite color for the for
mer, and pale bine appears in nearly all
the patterns.
Black, steel gray and dark blue are to
be the colors for winter wraps. The
trimmings will be bands of imitation
marnbont, heading plaited lace or the
new flambeau friugea.
The Tomh of Daniel O't annell.
A letter from Dublin says : The
stranger in Dublin seldom fails to par
a visit to the tomb of Daniel O'Connelf,
in the cemetery out Sackrilie street.
The attention paid to the graves of de
ceased friends is a feature that is very
generally observed in Irish oemetenes.
Widows, mothers, sisters and daughters
can be seen wendiug their way with little
baskets of fresh flowers to the graves of
their hopes and tbeir loves, and with
tearful eyes strewing over the sod or
hanging to tombstones sod monuments
wreaths and garlands. In winter wreaths
of immortelles are substituted, of yel
low, pink or bine, with a cross of sol
emn black suspended. Shortly after en
tering the gate s fluger-board is observed
with the words " To the tomb of O'Oon
nell," which leads to aboat the center of
the cemetery. Looking through the
door of the vault, the crimson coffin of
" the great agitator " is visible under a
canopy. The number of pilgrims to
this tomb is credible ; and it is a touch
ing sight to see many a poor Irishman
with a erownless hat raise his shabby tile
and exclaim, 44 Poor Dan !" The monn
ment to O'Oonuell is a tower 165 feet
high, designed after the model of the
famous round towers of Ireland. The
remains of his single - hearted friend
" Honest Tom Steele," also lie close by.
Clurrmn, Hogan and many other intel
lectual Irishmen are also buried here.
|t*m* f bttomU
A m*4¥t bM<ii'*—Ha-.l "lone*.
The raw malarial -Ondc4"** steak.
The** MM 946 bones in lb* tollman
btodg l •
Balfour race* *'* tb* !*'*♦ Western
At Cairo, Egvp*. tot camel* aril f
#IOO aaoh.
By chemical me*p ltawa oan be mada
into nnr.
How much of the laiwfoiap* rmn ft
bird'• eye aisw f
"Ton m wary pwmn." ■ toe wai
nnt Nftitl to tb* •at-ew'c r -
Laplanders ma tea***! • hunthred
us lee • day with ft pair Of deer.
Bay* • ObfoM* prove-b: Thelngn*-
itfve nun tbnwt* Ida ben I into • bee
Haodgraaa, speaking of • very < H M
tor, ba is tall eoongh to act in TWO
*LS beet WEJR to PE Russian N
POBFTB name IA to aneaae three times AND
i mr .y "
i A pftttont It undoubtedly in a eery
{ HAD waf when hi* di*AA*A i a".TE nod
J hie doctor LEN T
! The pressure of tbe sea, ftt the DEPTH
! of 1,109 yards, ia sqnal to 16,000 pounoa
to tbe square inch.
Tbe Atlantic, if drained, WWM be *
RUT plaiu with two mountain ridgae
crossing each other.
A tree grows in Nevada tbt ia no full
of oil that it burns lite a torch on the
I application of A tufttoh.
Tuere are on the eartfa'a surface 147,
000,000 square mllee of water to *9.800,-
000qnare miles of land.
An editor with nine wunarriei dangli -
tern we recently m*d# juatly indignant
by tbe miftooofttnirtiou hie ofmtempor*-
r* A pot npon BI able LEMICR on "The
demand FOR men.
In 1817. when President Monroe runt
ed PlsttSbMfc • Y., tba "oorpcratloa
oaed up ail tbe MONEY that bad been
appropriated lor a new Are engine in
entertaining Hl®, ERA! went with, .AT an
engine till tbe next year.
A man may be brer* enough to FAC
dire danger, eren at the cannon * monti •
bat lethim "pop the QUESTION, "to a
merry maiden, end bell wiif like a
paper piecedilly onatoAanrnmer day.
—Haokauack lUpubUetm.
Dew forma moat abnndantly cm eloud
leea nights. mnoe tbe beat which i* radi
ated by the earth does not return to it.
The temperature of tbe earth, and the
air immediately A poo ite surface, ui
therefore Hasan nd. and dew ia formed.
Two nervous duellists. having dis
charged thei r piltsli without eSrct, one
of the auoonua proposed they should
-hin hands. Tist* other second <i
rlared thia would be unnecessary, as
they had beea shaking for a half boar.
A dashing mi* bopped is eta prial
iag oflee, the other iky. and inquired
of the diSdant (ortoai! if be eook'
print a kiss. Ha replied that he could
if (ihe would allow him to lock her up.
She thanked him lot the in-form-ation.
KB herbivorous animals, which hare
to grind down their food by eomrtani
trituration, the jaw ia fixed to the aknil,
eo aa to allow the former to hare a rota
tory m ovement, bnt such a movem-nt
would be useless to carnivorous snimslf,
where the grinding operation ic not re
A man mar aneer at a woman al' he
will becauaa *be cannot sharpen a lead
pencil. but aha ha* the nil<- <m hsm
whan be stand" holding an nu<ruj>.
suspender button in hia hand, and won
tiering whether it will hurt lea* to ptui
the needle ont of hie thorn'., the same
way it went in, or poah it oa through.—
iUM us spirit of bsantf dwwia
Korwuel* to tha "fiiawto! ettae*,
The black bird flwa fteei oar fragrant 4eU*
To leagfltoh in SootL.-n, 4ida of rosas.
Tianorr new styles ef bate eclipse
j ▲arttkaebwylefareweniby woßwe:
T now the efao lbc.T packers ha> Hps.
aa be dak. hiataeih in the rsgne
laon. -Arw Tor* Graph*.
Mr. a D. Baa Una, of Parker-Ming,
Woet Virginia, ia a tall, straight, robuat
man, between fifty and aixty. He 'its
not slept for fifteen years; he feels tared
sometimea, but newer deep*; tfaoogl be
baa tried working contnou!y for tec or
eleven day* and night#. Hoary opiates
hare no effort npon him At night be
goes to bed, •* an aa to be out of the
way," and liea there sod thinks, but
done not sleep.
The big picture of the Berlin tnngreMi
br Director Werner, painted to the or < r
of the city of Berliu, ia under way. The
artist took separate aketcbo . *
color of all the members of i be ex?agrees,
sod that of Lord Benontisfleid is among
the beat In the pieturr be is U. be r*
prevented atsn-btig at the npjvr end of
the ooogHM table, leaning over the chs r
of Pnnoe Qortchmkoff, and laughing ia a
friendly way with that celebrity. Prince
Bismarck stand* firmly planted beside
them, and Counts Andrassy and Sebon
valofi are depicted advuea g to sbak.
banu-. The picture promises to be of
interest and exoeileooe.
km imanlH Herrible !>en(fc.
Cousidswable has been *aJ of late eon
ermine the time, pi** u l manner of
the >k**th of Prwt. LaMutntaia, the
mro nanL Notwithstanding it has been
onlv about five rem tooee hit dead)
tvrnrml, ami notwithstanding (be fart
that hta death warn simply horrible to
think of and waa given great publicity
at the tame, aoarcvtr any person or .' u
remember it This illustrate how
quickly important events even pass froc
the minda of the people,
OB the fourth of July, 1873, Prof.
Mountain made an aseeaaiou fr >m lonia,
M ch. The arrangemente of tips ropes
before the balloon started were thought
to be wrong, but the professor thought
everything waa all right There was a
tremendous crowd present. Immedi
ately after leaving the ground the moiitb
of tie canvas began to flop around with
great violence. When half a mile from
the earth, the balloon slipped between
the ropra and WM instantly inverted.
The oar and its occupant dropped like a
shot With the most terrific velocity
the unfortunate man descended, cling
ing to the basket That he waa oots
scioaa wua evident from bis struggle!!.
He strove to raise the basket above him,
.evidently hoping to use it as aparachutr
'He succeeded in his object, but wb ;
about one hundred feet high, he ioose i
his hold, folded his bauds and arms be
fore his faoejand, feet first, struck tit
ground with a dull heavy thud. Thei:
ensued a panic among the multitude
, almost indiscrihable. Women faulted ;
men wept, and to add to the confusion,
the canvas came flying over the crowd
like a hug® bird. Bme one cried to
get out of the way, as it would fall with
crushing force. At this a general rush
was made (or istfety, in which many were
injured, and somefoi life.
LaMountain was crushed into a literal
pulp. Not a sign of motion of life was
risible when his body was reached.
Medical examination disclosed the fact
ttiat hardly a whole bone was left
Manv were ground and splintei ed to
powder. His jaws fell noon his arm*
and were pulverised. W a ere be struck
there was an indention made in the hard
?-avel ground of several inches deep,
he corpse waa laid out in the pnblie
square aud was viewed by thousands.
A Fan Drill.
A correspondent of the Boston 7Von
ortp.\ writing] from Phmoa'h, N. H ,
thus describe* what she calls a fan drill :
•* I arrived here just in time : for last
night was a gala night in the hotel.
The young lsdies of the village, who
have established a library through simi
lar efforts, gave a very novel entertain
ment, which I fancy will some day be
come quite popular. A ' fan drdl their
performance was called, and it was
nothing more than a company of charm
ing young ladies in Marie Stuart rnfSes
and'powdered hair going through all
the evolntions and motions of a military
com pan v. using their bright fans in a
most effective manner. To these were
added many tactics of their own de
vising, including 4 flutters,' all ia perfect
time, and to mnsic. There was the
•angry flutter,' the 'haughty flutter,
the 4 modest flutter' and the 4 coquettish
flatter," ending up with a grand march.
Each vonng lady wore instead of a comb
a small Japanese fan in h r hair, an ex
ceedingly pretty and becoming head
j dress."