The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, November 07, 1878, Image 1

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    Tltr Afterglow.
When far bsneath the horison ht* sank tb*
Aft or their first bright flash hu faded alow
On the low cicada oft liea a lovslv glow,
A smile that weloomee nighl when day ia done.
And after summer her ardent coots* baa ran
As fair aa ertt In June the roaca blow,
With soeot aa sweet, and u delighted show
be pearls which they from seas of dark hare
I would that when the night of death draws
Such afterglow an that the dnak discloses.
Prom good deeds done the twilight then may
And when my life ir< sntnmn calm reposes,
111 would of lore and sympathy the roses
May bloom like those of the rear.
W. / JShoenwihsr.
When fortune waves her wand of gold
O at cities by the see.
The wild sea-shore takes fashion's mould,
And blooms in gyrety.
There pleasure brings her iris throng
To fret the dark cliff's way,
And tuook with air? dance and eong
The ocean's somber sway.
All anrnmer long the creaiu-white sail
laughs at the see gull s toil
And bracen hoofs like quick-dropped hail
Beat the surf-haunted soil t
And tightest fall bar* grandest meet
The trysting land and sea
Sweet TOWS of love, formed but to greet
The hpa of revetry.
To hide the heart 's pent woes that wake.
Oh rest less sea. with thee,
Whose billows set to rhythms that ache
A reckless melody .
Tfe htde the eont's Knk*d-d*wp unreel.
Wilu tb**, Oh dreaming see,'
Whose kiss is on the boriaou's breast.
Where heaven stoop* to thee.
I* life, then, such and idle fete,
A wild swift dance and free,
With ravished draught of wine pourd late
In dream>lasds by the sea'.'
Ah, gaywty- us bat the mask.
Subtle as eorrow'* o* u.
To bide wan pptyera that vainly ask
And tears that smile* disown.
"Aye, air, it all happened in one
night.' Do yon ask if any one was kill
ed ? Tee, sir ; yet thar might o' been s
g*e* many more, bat for the sense and
pluck o* one yoiflig gal.
"You look sarpriftai. air, but if ver'll
ait down for a bit iu the shadow of this
old breaker, I'll tell yer all about it.
provided yer'll let an old man spin his
yarn in bis own fashion.
" Wal, sir, yer see this valley is an ex
hausted coel mine. The coal had been
taken out o' the workin's beneath the
■pot whar this cave-in occurred a long
while ago.
"Indeed, sir, thar'd been three stories
or veins worked oat and abandoned ; bnt
in number three they were diggin' yet,
and a good many families were still
Livin' in those houses yer see below us.
That creek didn't inn so close then, and
they were not quite so broken, though
they were werry old and ont of repair.
Many of the miners feared a cave-in,
and those that were able moved awav. ,
" Bnt thar's alien a reckless dnukia'
set 'boat these old collieries who stay
on, or haven't- means to leave. Joe Dal
ton (the father o' Kate, the young gal
I'm going to tell yer 'bout) was one o'
the wuaa specimens. They lived in the
cabin nearest the creek, whar only the
walls are stand in'.
" His wife died when Kate was jnst
twenty, ami left to her keer a baby gal,
two little boys and Mary, who was
• 'most twelve. I foil yer, sir, Kate allers
bad a hard Ufe ; for when Joe was fired
with liqaor he was a perfect brute, and
mouy's the time we neighbors were
afeered that he'd kill her.
"The little uns allers flew to her for
protection, and she'd take ail the blows
if she could save them.
"Joe spent what he earned for liquor,
and to support the family, Kate used to
walk two miles every morning to Mr.
Lawson's (one o' the company, air), to
do their wash in'; then come borne and
toil till midnight over her own tasks.
Mrs. Myers, a kind old soul who lived
next door, took keer o' the baby during
the day, and Mary looked arter the boys.
" Tan may think this isn't tellin' 'boot
the accident, bnt I'm comin' to it, sir.
Yon say yon want to hear all about
Kate ? Wal, sir, she was a werry on
common giil, thongb thar was nothin'
in her looks to make yer notioe her.
She was a thin, tall rreetur, with a pale
face, but she had great black eyes, that
looked so aad if anybody grieved her, it
alien made 'im feel sorry. And it's few
would o' dared to iU-treat ber Rave her
father, for she had a sweetheart who
waa alien ready to protect her.
" He waa a great brawny feller, called
Joba Pearson, He'd been keepin' com
pany with her for a good many years,
but he hadn't enough ahead to marry
till arter ber mother died; then she'd
allers refuse to leave the children, no
matter how hard he'd or MIX.
" Joe Dalton took a great dislike to
this fellow, and declared he'd punish
him if he came to the hoase, or even if
he caught Kate with him.
"About three years ago, one cold
afternoon in March, as I was up on that
mountain opposite arter brush to burn,
I saw Kate, with an old shawl palled
over her head, comin' up the path, and
I knew she was goin' to meet John in a
little resting-place by the way; so I
crept to a bowery spot close' by. I
know what yon think o' that, sir; bnt
it waco't on purpose to hear what they
said, bnt give 'em warnin' if f saw her
father, for I know'd he'd be as good as
his word.
" Wal, sir, I conld hear what they
said, and I must tell ye, so you'll under
stand her doin's arter wards. John was
in werry good sperrits, and takin' both
her If etie worn hands in his great fists,
"'0 Kate, I've web good news for
yer! Mr. Jones has offered me a posi
tion as fire engineer of the Diamond
mines, and I'm goin' to qnit this Mon
day, and what's more, take yon with me.
Yer needn't shake yer head. Mary's old
enough to look arter the boys. I'll let
yer keep the baby; thar's no use askin'
yer to leave that behind. I shall be
able to give you a nice little home, Kate.
Next Monday night, when yer father
goes inter the mines with the night,
shift, yon jine me on the other side o'
the creek; I'll have a wagon thar, and
we'll drive off and be married. Come
now, Kate darlin', think how long I've
"' O John, I can't, I can't!' she cried,
tryin' to draw away her hands.
" But the fooliab teller thought he'd
scare her into goin' with him, so he
said, ' I tell yer, Kate, it isn't safe (or
ns to stay. TThar'l! be a terrible cave-in
here soon, and the houses will all go
down together. The quicker we're out
o'this hole the better.'
• At this she drew away with a shiver,
and replied, in a trembling voice.—
'' I know tbar's danger, but father
won't heed it, so I've given up my place,
and stay at borne to watch and try to
save the children if it comes. You're
very good to say I might keep the baby,
but I promised mother I'd take keer o' |
them all. Tbar'll be nothin' left if yer j
go, but no smart young feller ougbter 1
stay here, and it's no use o' yer waitin'
any longer for me."
"But John put his arms "bout her,
and began talk in' so low I couldn't hear,
yet I knew he was tryin' to coax her to
give in and go Monday. I could Bee
her face grow whiter and whiter yet she
allers shook her head, till at last he lost
his temper, and poshin* her roughly
from him, said, in on angry voice, 4 X
believe you've been foolin' me and real
ly mean to marry that driokin' Tom
Taylor, as soon as my back is turned!'
44 She denied it; but he replied, that
• Taylor was allers visiting their house,
her father boasted of his'marryin'her,
and the only way she could prove she
hadn't been playin' him fake wan to go
with him Monday, or he wouldn't an
swer/or the oonsequenoea.'
FRED. KURTZ, FCditor and Proprietor.
•• My blood was got tin* up, but 1
waited to see what she'd do. Hhe aUxxl
perfectly still, au>l *tarxl at him with a
soared look iu those great sorrowful
eyre, thru sprang away aud ran with all
her might buck to her eta home. I
kept out o' sight till after dark, tneu
wout to her window and kxtked tu.
"She had the young una all seated at
supper, with the baby asleep on her lap.
Thar wasn't much to eat, and they soou
cleared the plates, smi uone noticed
that she didn't take her share. Her
father was cumin' aud swearm' at her.
and the chiUlreu all quarrelin' together;
but she didn't seem to hear any of Vm,
and I'll uevr forget, sir, the look of
paiu in her eye*.
"I could hardly keep from goiu'in
and aileucm' her father. Iw. s uigh as
mad at Johu lYarsou, for his cruel
threats 'moat broke her heart, though
they couldn't make her Wri ak her prom
ise." But 1 kuow'd I'd only make mat
ters wnss, so 1 weut home aud relieved
my min i, talkiu' it all over wsth my old
" 'Bout twelve o'clock that night,
arter Kate had finished her work, she
went to the door to look out. It was
werry dark and cold, and as she stood
thar the ground seemed to quake be
neath her.
"Bhe started with fright, Lw she
knew what those sigus meant—.work
in's", the miners call Vm. She turned
to light a lantern aud wake the children,
when she bterd a doll heavy thud, and
then a low distant rnmblin'.
" She uitautly ran next Jour, gave a
load kuook, and called to Bill Mvern
(who lived thar) to get up at once and
give the alarm, for she was sure thar
waa goin' to bo a cave-in.
•• He came to the wiudow half-asleep,
and told her ahe'd been dreanuu' ; but
his oar, too, caught that mmbliu' noise,
and at once kuowin' the danger, he
woke up his wife, and they dressed and
ran out. And they were uoue too soon,
air, for the whole surface suddenly drop
ped down from live to seren feet, takiu'
the houses with it.
" Of course those who w ere iu 'em
were terrioly frightened, and rushed
out, men, women and children, just as
they woke up, screamin" and flyiu' in all
"Bill Myers' first thought was for
Kate and the young uus, for the naif ef
their house had instantly crushed in.
But she had 'tun all iu a group outside,
cliugin' to her, the baby in ber arms,
and a lighted lantern at her feet Bill
caught up the two boys and said to
Kate :
"' We must hurry out o' this quick
as we can ; but which wsy shall we go ?'
"I'lhe path up tile mountain! I'll
hold the lantern; all follow !' she cried,
running ahead, while a crowd rushed
arter her.
"Suddenly she stopped and gave a
loud cry, for throwm' her lantern for- ,
ward, she saw a wide seam, into which
we would all have fallen bnt for her
light. Every one pushed to the edge
and looked into the black pit, which, I
believe, opened to the lowest vein, three
hundred and fifty feet
" The faces were white with terrcr
that the lantern shone on, bnt Kste
turned quickly and said :
"Follow me; I know another way.'!
" Yet we soon found that this was not
the only seam, but many more were
opening, as if made by an earthquake,
and down one of ttieee Coal creek poured
its whole stream into the mines beneath,
and it was fearful to hear it hiss and
roar through the fissures of the disturbed
"Some of the people were so scarf
they became perfectly crazy, and would
have run right into it but for Kate's
coolness and Bill Myers' threats if they
didn't obey orders. They two went
ahead with the lantern, and found that
the seams a'l opened from east to west,
so by moviu' south, they brought the
whole party safely out o' the sunken
portion to the high land opposite us.
" I can tell yer, sir, it was good to
feel the solid rocks beneath yer feet,
and know there was no deep pita that
might at any moment yawn open and
swallow yer np.
" All this happened in a werry little
while, thongb it 'peared like a lifetime
since I'd been on that mountain before.
" We were a cold, miserable set that
crowded into a little vacant hut Some
of the men built a roasin" fire outside,
aud when we talked the matter over.
Bill Myers and two other chaps set off
by a round-about path to reach this
brekker ; for yer see, sir, we feared that
thirty ruen were shut up in the mines,
for none oould tell how great the crush
was inside, and we knew the stream was
rapidly floodin' the different tunnels.
"You want to know if these men es
caped. Wal, I'll tell yer how some of
'em got out, for Kate Daltou's work
wasn't done yet. Indeed, sir, it was
then she allowed the most pluck, for
both her father and sweetheart were
down in the mines.
" It seama, sir, that the men had been
in the mines several hours, wheu the
boes, goin' from the shaft to whar they
were diggin', noticed some well-known
signs o' trouble, and ordered all to leave
at once. He told Joe Dalton to go warn
three of the men who were workin"
abreast in a distant part of the tnunel ;
then he, with the rest of the miners,
were ilrawn up the shaft.
" They'd hardly reached the surface
when the first crash came. They wait
ed in dreadful suspense to hear the sig
nal for the other* to eome up ; but time
paaaed and the gong didn't sound, while
the heavy thuds o' fallin' earth and
crashin' o rocks warned them that terri
ble work WM goin' on lieneath, and it
was probable the other men had been
killed at once by the powerfnl con
44 While they were talkin' it over,
some discovered the cave-in on the sur
face, and alarmed 'bout their families,
took lanterns and went iu sarch o' thorn.
When Bill Myers reached the tweaker,
the crush in the mines seemed to have
gone as far as it would, and the few men
left round the shaft were discusain' as to
whether the imprisoned men were alive
yet, and if it could be possible to
save 'em.
44 Most all but Bill Myers was of the
opinion that they were already dead.
44 While he was arguing with an experi
enced miner, who should suddenly ap
pear but Kate Daltou, still holdin' her
lantern, but with a face as white as s
ghost, and her eyes wild-lookin' and big
ger than ever.
" She ran to the boss Bnd cried,
44 4 Did John Pearson come up ?"
44 But she instantly saw by onr faces
he hadn't, and rushing to the engine
room, she begged the engineer to let her
down on the elevator; but Bill Myers
held her back, while the boas told her
that the tunnels were all filled with fal
len rocks between the shaft and whar
they were at work.
4 ' 4 Can they still be living ?' she asked.
44 4 Possibly,' he replied ; 4 but thar'B
no way to reach 'em.'
41 She sank back heavily in Bill Myers'
arms, and all thought she was goin' to
faint, and, sir, those rough fellers' vis
ion was werry dim just then, for their
hearts ached for poor Kate. But with
j a shudder she rose up, and sorter gath
ering her strength, as for a struggle, she
asked question after question, till she
knew the exact spot whar they were at
work, for she'd often been in the mines.
" Arter think in' desperately for a few
minutes, she sprang forward and cried :
44 4 Thar's the drift at number four.
The tunnel from that opening crosses
Ute oue whar they are. I'm goiu' to
aave Vm. Who will help me?'
" Heveral offered, satin* they'd forgot
sll alx>nt that way; but the lows shook
Ins head aud said :
'* • It's two miles iu whar they were at
work. If tliey could have oooie out,
they'd 'a' been here uow. All who go
tu may be caught in auother crush, or
drowued by the rising water.' Hut
more to herself than the uieu she re
plied, wildly:
" 'John said 1 didn't care tor him, but
I love him too much to let him die down
there. I must save him !' And at that
site started off aud ran for the drift, Bill
Mvers alone followtu".
"It was a giHxl bit off, and she did
not notice that he was oomiu' till she
reached the broad wooden doors in the
side of the hill. She only thanked hun
with her eves, but stop|>ed s moment
.and looked back at the mountain whar
she'd left the children.
"The moruin* sun was just risin'over
it, aud the clouds above were all crimson
and gold. Liftin' her hamls towards
'em, we cried, beseechingly :
" • Mother, mother, 1 wouldn't 'a'
left them to be happy, but he a permlnu'
iu the dark ! I must tlu.l him or die!'
Then site ran down the tunuel so fast
Bill had to hurry to catch up with her.
"Thar wasn't more water than usual
on the sides for a mile aud a half. As
they went on, Bill shouted the names of
the men ; but all was still as death, till
they t<egan to hear the swash ui a
stream forcing its way through narrow
"• It's uo'uae, Kate," cried Bill; 'they
can't be livin.' We'll be drowned if we
go further. Think o' the young uus;
what would they do without von ? For
their sake* come oat o' this !'
"Bat she looked at him like one
dazed, theu aaid, pitifully, ' Come down
here a little way and give oue more loud
"To satisfy her he did, and fo> his
great surprise aud joy, distant voices
; eplitni. Kate was crazy to rush forward
aud find 'em, bnt Bill aaiu they might
miss each other if thev moved ; so both
kept hallooin' aud tlie answers me
nearer and nearer, till two men ap
proached from a side tunnel, aud Kate
sprang forward and] found Pearson's
hand clasped iu her own.
"It seems wheu her father brought
the warms', he aud Mick Coon insisted
on Iryin to reach ihe shaft arter they
heered the first crash, and of course
were killed. Pearson and Wells hfcd
sense enough to star whar they were:
but the drift entrance "had not been used
iu a long time, and they, too, hail for
gotten it. If Kate hadn't insisted on
goin' arter them, they'd aooji have been
" You ask if Kate married him arter
this? Wal, gals is euros ; she wouldn't
cmseut till BUI Myers and his wife in
sisted on takiu' the boy*, and as thev
also wen t to the Diamond mines and
lieoame next-door neighbors again, Kate
felt as if she might be happy at last and
still keep her promise.
" And, sir, them boys are growm' up
wonderful smart chapfcf*' I tell Mrs.
Myers I'm as proud of 'em as if they
were our own, and *ot a drop o' old
Daltou's blood in their veins. Bnt—
but—l forgot; I didn't mean to tell yer
that I was Bill Myers."— Youth's Com•
Heat aud Light in the Sick Boon.
A recent wnter given the following
sensible suggest win on this subject;
Each person in a room ahonld be sup
plied with 3,000 cubic feet of air per
hour; and this should be done, where
possible, without creating a jwroeptible
draft, for the nervous irritation induced
by drafts ia liable to produce internal
The temperature of tl 3 sick room
should be kiqit at a uniform height, the
liest average being from sixty-five to
seventy degrees Fahrenheit, except for
infanta or very old people, who require
a temperature from seventy-five to eighty
degrees Fahrenheit; and for those it is
especially important to guard against
changes, and keep it as nniform as pos
sible. All cases of fever require a tern
j>erature lower than the average, aa from
fifty to sixty degrees Fahrenheit, to assist
in reducing the high temperature of the
body; but when the fever subsides, and
there is much debilitv remaining, the
temperature shonld be raised aomewh t
above the average.
AH A patieut can bear a greater degree
of cold when in bed than when ont of it,
convalescents frota svere disease, fever*
especially, should have the temperature
of their rooms higher than that main
tained daring the height of the attack.
Diseases of the air f*ansagea, as cronp
and diphtheria, require a high tempera
tare (eighty to eighty-five degreea
Fahrenheit) and a moist atmosphere. The
lest metbixl for heating the sick room is
by the open grate fire. The room should
not be darkened by blinds, except where
there in disease of the eyes, with photo
phobia, or when the patient is very rest
less and cannot sleep; then strong light
mast be excluded. Otherwise the sun
light mast be allowed to enter aiul act
chemically by decomposing the noxious
gases, and thus purify the air. Of course
it is not advisable to place the patient
under a strong uncomfortable glare of
sunlight, nor in summer to allow the
son's rays to shine into the room and
raise the temperatnre too high. Artificial
light has no nsefnl effect, but does harm
by burning op oxygen.
Eugenie's Correspondent.
The ex-empress Eugenie, during her
recent visit to Vienna, received the usual
immense quantity of begging letters and
petitions. Among them was one from a
little girl at Tulbing, Wilina Wifllwhz
by name, which ran as follows : " Papa
read to us in the paper that yon were
empress of Franco bnt preferred living
in Vienna, and that you wished to buy a
bouse in the Buburbs. If you like, em
prese, I will sell you ours. Papa wonld
like to sell it I know, for he said to
mamma : 'We ought to think about
the children ; if I conld sell the house I
would try to find a place in Vienna,
where they conld study bettor.' That
is what he said, and when I heard him
say it I thought I wonld try and sell the
honse to you. It has just been repaired
all through, and is painted pink, with
green shutters; it is prstty—swful
pretty, as you will say, emt rest, when
yon see it. If you would only buy it. I
would like it so much better, because
here I can't learn much. We have a
Dew teacher, and he is very nice, but I
want U> learn embroidery, so as to make
pretty things for mamma—cushions all
over embroidery like thoee at the mayor's
honse, which is full of fine fnrniture.
80, empress, if you really want to bay a
house near Vienna, don't buy any till
yon hare seen mine. Everything is
cheap here ; milk is only five kreutzers
a litre, and there are rabbits and hens.
I like rabbits, and you will, too, when
yon Bee how nice ours are. We have
apples, too—trees fnll of them—and
they are so good that my little brother
ate too many of them and took siok, bnt
the doctor Bays he will get welL There
, are also some pigeons and a dog ; his
i name is Hansl, and my little brother
plays with him because" he doesn't bite.
I hope the honse will please your em
press!) ip. If you want to buy it do not
write to papa, bnt to me, for 1 want to
surprise nim. If yon come to see it,
stop at the Golden Clock and ask the
landlord's daughter to go for me. Marie
iB her name, and she is my best friend."
kashln* >,!•.
Young ladir*' and luiasea' round hat*
arc principally lu turban shape.
CubMeel bangle* that sparkle like
diamond* are worn in New York.
flairliue stripe* aud large clock* are to
be the style for wiuter stocking*.
Plaita of at! kinds front wide double
box to Hue kuife plaita are popular.
Fire bars of lace in voat sha|e are sold
for ornamenting the front* of dreeaee.
Basket woven Milks in large plaids of
fancy colore are abuwu for trimming*.
Silver foi aud chinchilla will !• the
furs moat lined for trimming this winter.
Fair one* with gulden locks have had
thuir dav. Dark hair ia uow fashmua
Ivory aud atuber oombe are worn for
dreaa, tortoiae ahell for orvliuary occa
Black satin l>ouuet*, ornamented with
jet beads, are worn by middle-aged
J\lr tin sit'i i/iif is the name given to
loosely woven worsted fabric for stylish
fall auiU
Tartan cloaks with oxidised silver
clasps are popular for school girls from
ten years up.
Rosette* of crimped silk fringe, with a
i central bow of silk braid, are lined for
trimming dreams.
Tint camel's- hmr fabrics irr tnaJe from
lint hair of the Thibet goat or the wool of
the Merino sheep.
The richest novelty in fans is of gold,
wrought in delicate open work, like the
Chinese ivory fans.
Many basques are double-breasted and
open very long vests in the Fraukliu and
tne Louis XIV. styles.
Bias velvet cut from the piece ta much
used for trimming*; plain tlat garniture
very much affected tkia seaaon.
Four or five rows of piping, each ter
minating in a ballet button, is a fashion
able trimming for a coat sleeve.
The panier scarf is seen on sotne of
tile new dresses, and it is said to be the
precursor of the pamera proper.
Brocade velvet has quaint irregular
figures, partly of cut and partly of nucut
velvet, showing the satin groundwork in
the spaces between.
The drapery at the back of walking
dresses is now placed higher uji, and a
plaiting of stiff-corded muslin is placed
inside to give a bouffant effect.
Novel cravats, quite like those worn
by geutlemeu, will grace the feminine
neck. Those cravats are tied 111 a nest
bow, in a somewhat prim style.
Those craay shopping bags oui grand
mothers used to carry about have been
revived in all their ancient glory, and a
few modern embellishments tacked on.
Flannel underskirts are finu hed with
lace knit from Baxony yarn, or cro
cheted from red ice wool. Any of the
pretty .Smyrna patterns may be imi
Black velvet hats are elaborately
trimmed with feathers, fancy velvets,
crimson roses, round gilt cord, and odd
ornaments in gold, silver, jet, steel or
Very heavy gilt braid ie used to trim
many of the new winter bonueta. Two
rows are put around the brim, one serv
ing as s face trimming, the other as a
Eighteen yards, single width, and
fourteen yards of double-width woolen
goods, is all that is required for a short
suit, and a clever dress maker can man
age with lees.
French mother* are dressing their
baiiie* in low necked dreaaea again. The
newcet slips, mab (or the American
trade, have (nil waist* and sleeve* and
straight skirt*.
Black lace vails, hemmed and em
broidered at the top of the hem* with
gold thread, eha n-atitohed design*, and
black lace scarfs in the same style, are
the latest novelties.
Very liaudaome inlaid buttons are be
ing imported in colorato match coat time*.
Very small jet buttons will be sold by
the gross for trimming a single dress of
black silk or of wool.
Smooth hair is just now the distin
gaiahiug feature of Parisian beauties.
It is very trying to plain faces, and un
less particularly vorng and pretty,
ladies d< not adopt c.
Diamond lace, thai is to say lace of
silver wire, with Cj, ires of fine dia
monds, ia the last thing that French
women have devised to rid themselves
of their anrplus money.
Flowers made of for are among the
novelties prepared in Paris for thu win
ter season, Thev are described as being
charming in color and light as down,
having a moat striking effect.
The newest short dresses have three
kilt-plaited flounce* crossing the back
breadths from belt to foot. In front
there ia an apron wrinkled across and
one wide knife-plaited flounce at the
A very pretty hood is made of pale
bine lustring covered with white silk
gauze, and ia trimmed with bows of
light bine satin ribbon an inch and a
quarter wide and white lace three quar
ter* of an inch wide.
"Clarissa Harlowe" lionneta have
made their appearance. They are of
white felt, picturesque and dreasv, with
wide flaring fronts faoed with ruliy vel
vet, and are tied on by a band of rib
bon passed over the crowu.
How the Hullrea In llunaarr NpraS si
Mylvontrr'a Nlshl.
Bt. Sylvester's night in Huugary is
one of the most romantic moments of
the year. All sorts of superstitions l>e-
Uefs are attached to this night. Maid
ens of all ranks and sit ages throng to
the slirine of the excellent saint, who is
supposed to know all abont the future
husband of every unmarried lady of
Christendom—a belief which easts him
dear. If he hasn't been driven crasy
long ago by the thousands of questions
addressed to him on this one special
night, at the moment when the clook
strikes twelve, he will snrelv become so
now, when the number of eligible hus
bands diminishes in the same degree aa
the number of nnmarried ladies, eager
to change their position, increases from
year to year. As a civilised saint, whose
prestige has outlived that of a great
numlier of his brethren, Ht. Hylveater
gives his attention first of all to the par
lors—that is, to those who should fill
them, but who on this night prefer to
follow the ySnng people to the kitchen,
where the young ladies are ooonpied
with the manufacture of dumplingn.
Huch culinary exertion in elatiorata even
ing drosses must have an important
cause. The dumplings prepared by
those delicate hands ore no ordinary
dumplings, whose destiny is to be
eaten. Fate has chosen this simple
farinaceous food to be the interpreter of
its degrees. Every young lady of the
oomjpany writes the names of all the
eligible gentlemen of her acquaintance
upon scraps of paper, whioh she hides
in the dumplings, and at the moment
the dock strikes twelve she throws them
into boiling water. Now, it is the habit
of dumplings, when sufficiently oooked,
to resppear on the surface of the water,
and the first dumpling which reappears
on St. Sylv iter's eve contains the young
lady's doom that ia. the name of her
future husband. The second dumpling
showing itself on the surface Ixwra in
variably the name of tbe happy lover's
rival, while the third contains the name
of the miserable ortwlure who haa been
refused by the more or leaa fascinating
lady. The acreamiug and laughing of
the yuuug people, the blushing and
frowuiug on all those yonthful faces at
the monieiit when the buitiug water sends
up the flret herald of matrimony, ta auch
a pretty sight that it ia not to be wonder
ed at wheu the dumpliuga sometimes
guess rightly.
t*rlsrrM Hlasin k.
The wife of Prince Bismarck, Johan
na von Ptitkstuiuer, of an old and noble
Pomeranian family, waa liorn iu 1824.
He made her acquaintance at tha mar
riage of one of his friends, where she
acted as bridesmaid, and two years later,
1H47, he asked her to lieoume his wife.
Her family waa not at first dis|><>Kd to
accept tr.s proposals. At that tiuie Herr
Von Bismarck enjoyed a rather curious
reputation. He waa auruamed " drr
tolle Bitvxarck" (mad Bismarcki, and
had earned this title by his numerous
duels, his dartug frata of horseuiauakip,
and -ouie widely-spread anecdotes con
cerning his attitude generally toward
professor*, burgomasters and other re
spectable members of what Herman
students call " Philistine society." But
mure especially he owed hia surname to
the wry noisy revels he used to hold
with a number of exceedingly loud
vouug men at Kniepbof and at Bchoan
hanseu. To quiet, ree|>*otsble, religious
people like the Putkammera, be did not
appear a very eligible suitor for an only
aud beloved child. Bismarck, however,
settled the quention at once, lie walked
up to Miss Johanna, and having aeecr
tamed by a look that she aided with him,
he folded her in bis arms and said,
turning to her astonished relatives:
" What (tod has united, no man ahull
put asunder." Princes# Bunnarck has
preserved all the simplicity of her
youth. Blie is a pcrfet specimen, in
the beat sense of the word, of the Ger
man Htuutrau (housewife). Hhe is
very quiet, bears her honors as the most
uatiiral thing in the world, holds fast by
the old friends of humbler days, and lim
but one great object in life—to make
ber huabaiul and children happy. Bhe
cart s for them in a }>e*oefnl, motherly
way, aud her serenity and patience,
winch have always secured for Bismarck
a quiet home, have oerteinly contributed
to his success in life. "She it is," he
once said to a friend, " who haa made
me what I am."
*aa Worship.
The Indians of the great aouthwest,
as were the natives of ancient Mexico
and Peru, are all inn worshiper*.
They have various titles for their go-1,
and worship huu under various symbol*;
but it is the sun, the great giver of life
and health, that is worships! every
where as the supreme jower. The moon
and the stare see. however, considered
m god* of a lower order, and subject in
souic mysterious wty to the sun, ami to
have control, in a limited manner, over
the rain, wind, storms aud weather in
general. They all have their sorcerers
or medicine men, who are held in some
degree of suparatttfcxis awe by the peo
ple. In sickness thev use incantation#
of various kind*, sod administer herbs
of different classes, many of which, as
we know from experience, are very ef
fective in giving relief. If a medicine
man undertakes to enrr a patient he
must do so, for if the patient dies, the
doctor die* slso. nulesa indeed the doc
tor propheeiae that the patient will die,
for then, m ease the person recovers,
the medicine man is killed as being s
liar and not understanding his business.
We have seen places where auch s law
or custom would work well at the pres
ent time.
All savages are naturally very super
stuioua, and the Indiana of Arixona are
no exception to the rule. Indeed, we
arc inclined to believe they are, if
possible, more superstitious than the
natives of other parts of the land. The
worship of these Indians is different
among the various tribe*. We have
acen among the Hnalspaia what among
civilised people would be called family
worahip. At the first peep of day the
band would sit or squat on the top of a
small hill, facing the east, ami raise a
most dismal sort of a' LowL Then the
patriarch of the band would apeak a few
words or utter what we supposed to be
an invocation, in a most solemn tone of
voice. Then another howl would arise
from those around bim. Then the old
man would say a few word* more. At
thia time the sun appeared above the
horixon, and all prostrating thrmnelves
with their faces to the cast raised a
joyful shout, which wae kept up nntil
the sun hail scarcely risen above Uic
mountain tops, after which they went
back to the rancberia.
The Pueblo Indians worship the sun
nnder the name of Montezuma. They
also believe in inferior gods, and par
ticularly in evil spirits. They claim
that manv years ago, before they came
to the lsn'l where they now dwell, Mon
tetunia visited them and leal tliem
through the wilderness to the land
where they have ever since lived. They
also tmlieve that it ia hia intention to
return again to them at some fntnre day,
and make them a great and prosperous
Tlio Navajoes do not believe in Mon
tezuma. They worship what they call
the Great Father and the Great Mother.
The Great Father lives where the ann
riaes and ia the author of all that ia bad,
while the Greet Mother lives at the set
ting sun snd is the giver of good and the
protector of those who do right.
The Mohsves worship a god they call
Matevil, whom they **J <,noe dwelt
among their people, ana that he will
aome day return. They also wonihip
and fear an evil spirit they call News
tliie, and who inflicts dire calamities on
them at times. All these Indians fear
' to go abroad at uigrt, as the devils and
evil spirits are then at their work—
according to their belief.
After the Hern.
In IH6 a grand base-ball tournament
was held in Roflkford, Ills., where the
first prise was a gold ball, and there
w#re other premiums, the last being a
huge tin horn, to the little end of which
was tied a diminutive black porcelain
baby. This trophy was designed for
the worst nine. It was late in the day
when the Detroit club and a team from
Pecatonica, 111, entered the lists. The
Pecatonica organisation was the pride
and joy of the Pooatonicans, who backed
it wariulv; one enthusiast in particular
ventured, aa an exact chronicler has re
corded, the proceeds of the sale of three
loads of hay and a yearling calf. llav
ing put his fortune to the touch, the
son of Pecatonica sat himself down upon
a fence aud prepared to register by
notches upon a stick the runs made by
either party. His countenance was at
first exultant, then it becamo bland
merely, then it assumed a look of pa
tient resignation commingled with wild
surprise, the latter predominating. The
play of his fellow-townsmen bod been
utterly unaccountable; but presently
his countenance brightened, and after
he had counted up sixty-two notches on
the Detroit side snd one (unesrned)
notch on the Pecatonica side, he said,
with a soft, low whistle of one upon
whom the truth has suddenly dawned,
"Why, the goshblamed fools are after
the horn I"
Hkai ■ Maitl aarrrotai ikla Kak<
Irri laitraatlN Kaian>l al HrMa
iadiataai aa# Mraaaa.
Annual intelligence, *aid Mr. Hu
mane#, iu Ik rtMUI Ittflurr Ul l>ubliu, la
a subject which lia always been of con
siderable interest to philosophical miutla,
but, aa inoat of you are probably aware,
the interest attaching to Una subject baa
of lata year* lieeu greatly increased by
111* significance winch it baa acquired in
relation to the theory of descent. Aa
the human intelligence la Lha only order
of lutelligeuce with which we arc direct
ly acquainted, ami aa it la moreover the
highest order of intelligence known to
science, we may conveniently adopt it
aa our • tandard of comparison. It la
naually aanl that am tun la do not p< aura*
the faculty of abatmcUou, and therefore
that the distinction between auiund in
telligence and human iutelligrtice on
aiate in thia—that annuals are not able
to form abstract idea*. But thia ntate
meat ia moat erroneous. You will re
member the distinction which I laid
i down between abatract ideaa that may
be developed by simple feehnga, auch
aa hunger, and abstract idea* that can
i only be developed by the aid of lan
guage. Well, remembering thu dia
tiurtiou, we h*y And that the only
difference between animal intelligence
and bnmau intelligence consists iu thia
—that animal intelligence ia unable to
elaborate that claaa of alietrart ideaa,the
formation of which depends upon the
faculty of tpeech. Iu other worda, ani
mals are quite aa able to form abstract
id see aa we are, if under abatract ideas
we Include general ideaa of qualities
which are ao far simple aa not to re
quire to be hied in onr thoughts by
names. For instance, if 1 see a fen
prowling a loot a farmyard, I cannot
doubt that he haa been led by hunger to
viail a place where he has a general idea
that a number of good things are to be
fallen in with, jnt aa I myself am led
by a similar impulse to visit a restau
rant. And, to take only one other in
stance, there can be Do question that
animals have a generalised conception
of eause ami effect. For example, I had
a setter dog which was greatly afraid of
thunder. One day a number of apples
were being shot upon the wooden ffnor
of an apple-room, and aa each bag of
apples were shot it products! through
the rewt of the houae a noise resembling
that of distant thunder. My dug became
terror-etricken at the sound; but aa
soon aa I brought him to the apple-room
and ah<>wed him the true cause of the
noise, he beoame again buoyant and
cheerful aa usual. Another dog which
I had used to play at biasing dry bones
to give them the appearance of life. Aa
an experiment I one Jay attached a fine
throad to a dry bone before giving him
the latter to play with; after he had
tossed the bone fur a while as usual, I
stood a long way off anJ slowly began
to draw it away from him. Ho anon aa
he perceived that the tame waa really
! moving on its own account his wbol<
.lemeanor changed, ami. rushing under
the sofa, he waited horror-stricken to
watch the uncanny spectacle of a dry
tame earn mif to life, 1 have also great
| ly frightened this dog by blowing snap
bubbles along the floor; one of these
he summoned courage enough to touch
with his paw, but as aoon aa it vanished
he ran oat of the room terrified at ao
' mflanoa a disappearance. Lastly, I
■ have pot thia dug into a paroxysm of
fear by ladling I m into a room alone and
aliently making a aeries of horrible
grimaces. Although I had never iu my
life hurt thia became greatly
frightened at mv unusual liehavinr,
1 which ao seriously conflicted with his
1 general idea of uniformity in matters
psychologies 1.
Of course, in thus claimiog for ani
mals the power of forming general con
ceptions, 1 mean only eucn general con
ceptions aa can be arrived at by the
logic of feelings. So far, then, aa the
logic of feelings can carry, I main
tain that the intellectual operations of
animals are indistinguishable from those
of ourselves. Mv friend. Dr. Rae, the
well • known traveler and naturalist,
knew a dog in Orkney which used to
accompany Uia master to church on ai
' tern ate Sundava. To do ao hs had to
swim a channel about a mile wide ; and
tiefore taking tn the water he used to
run about a mile to the north when the
tide waa flowing, and a nearly equal
dwtnnor to the south when the tide was
ebbing, "almost invariably calculating
his distance ao well that he landed at
the nearest point to the ehnrch." In his
letter to me Dr. Rae continues: " How
the dog managed to calculate the strength
of the spriug and neap tides at their va
rious rates of speed, ami always to swim
at the proper angle, ia moat surprising "
Ho much, then, for judgment. For
some good instances of reasoning in ani
mals I am also indebted to l>r. Bae.
Desiring to obtain some Arctic foxes, he
set various kinds of traps ; but. a the
■ foxes knew these traps from previous
experience, he waa unsuccessful. Aoccrd
■ ingly he set a kind of trap with which
the "foxes in that part of the country
were not acquainted. Thia consisted of
a loaded guu set upon a stand pointing
at the bait A string connected the
trigger of the gun with the twit, so that
when the fox seised the twit he dis
charged the gun, ami tlina committed
In this arrangement the gun was
separated from the bait by a distance of
about thirty yards, and the string whioh
connected the trigger with the bait was
concealed throughout nearly its whole
distance in the snow. The gun trap
thus set was successful in killing one
fox, but never in killing a second; for
the foxes afterward adopted either of
two devices whereby to aeonre the bait
without injuring themselves. One of
Uiaec devices was to bite through the
string at its exposed part near the trig
ger, and the otner device was to burrow
up to the bait through the snow at right
angles to the line of Are, so that, al
though thev discharged the gun, they
escaped with perhaps only a pellet or
two in the nose.
Now both of these devices exhibited a
wonderful degree of whst I think must
fairly be called power of reasoning. I
have carefully interrogated Dr. Rae on
all the circumstances of the osse, and he
tells me that in that part of the world
traps are never set with strnufs; so that
there can have been no special associa
tion in the foxes' minda between strings
and traps. Moreover, after the death of
fox number one, the track on the snow
showed that fox number two, notwith
standing the temptation offered by the
bait, had expended a great deal of sci
entific oliservation on the gtm before
he undertook to never the eorcl
Lastly, with regard to burrowing at
right tingles to the line of lire, Dr.
Use justly deemed this so extraordinary
a circumstance that he repeated the
experiment a number of times in order
to satisfy himself that the direction of
the burrowing was really to bo at
tributed to thought and not to chanoe.
passing on to tho emotional life of
animals, we find that thia ia very slightly,
if at ail, developed in the lower orders,
but remarkably well developed in the
higher—that is to say, the emotion* are
vivid and easily excited, although they
are shallow and evanescent. They thus
differ from those of most civilized men
in being more easily aroused and more
impetnons while they last, though leav
ing behind them but little trace of
their oocurreuoe.
As regards the particular emotions
TERMS: stf.OO a Year, in -A-dvanoo.
which ooear among the higher animal*,
1 can afllrtu from my own obsereal lima
that ail lh following give unmistaka
ble token* of their prenenoc: Fear, af
fectum, paasiofjatwnena, pugnacity,
jealousy, sympathy. pride ruvareuce,
emulation, "ahame, hate, cariosity, re
venge, cruelty, emotion of the ludinroua,
and etmibon at the beautiful. Now
Una list include* nearly all the human
emotion* except Lhuae which refer to re
ligion ami to the perception of the aub
lune. Three, of o<>ume, are uecessanly
absent in animal*, becauae they depend
upon idea* of too atwtract a nature to
le reached by the mind when aided by
the logic of eigne.
Of course the moral sense aa it oc
curs in ourselves involves ideas of high
abstraction, ao that in animals we can
only exjeet to meet with a moral sense
in a very rudimentary form ; and, there
fore, evi-n if it ia true that no indiaa
tiona of such a sense are to be met with
iu animals, the fact would not establish
any difference iu kind beta ecu animaj
uitelligeuoe and human. But lam in
clined to believe that in highly-intelli
gent, highly-sympathetic, and tolerably
well-treated animals, the germ a of a
moral sense become apparent.
To give an instance, a Kkve terrier I
bad was only once in his life known to
steal; and <>n thia occasion, when very
hungry, he took a cutlet from a table
and carried it under a sofa. I saw him
Crforrn thia act of larceny, but pre
ided not to have dune ao, and fur a
number of minutes he remained under
the sofa with his feelings of hunger
struggling against his fee lings of duty.
At last the latter triumphed, for he
brought the atolen cutlet and laid il at
my feet Immediately after doing ao
he ran under the sofa, and from thia re
treat no coaxing could draw him. When
I patted bis head be turned away bia
face iu a ludicrously oousoieoce-atnokM
Terrible Famine In Morocee.
The Lsmdon Globe publishes a letter
from alogador, Morocco, which says
The crop# having been a total failure
the farmers aud peasants in the interior
were ruined, and, failing to pay taxes
and imposts, all their oattte and little
property were confiscated by the local
authorities, so Uisl they bad left their
ruined homesteads and tramped to the
seaports in a starving condition, many
dying on the rued. At Mogwdor there
were over two thousand of these poor
refugees, besides thousands of the poor
townsfolk, both Moors and Jews, in a
state of utter dostitutern. Living skel
etons of men, women and children might
l>e aeen groping on foul refuse heaps
for hideous bits of offaL Down at the
Waterport *ud in the streets along which
gram nags are carried poor starring
wretches were constantly scratching and
sifting the sand, dust and mud fur stray
grains of rice or barley. Over the rooky
ledges trudged at low tide half naked
women, eagerly collecting mueaeia,
limpets and other shell fiah. Beggars
were swarming in the streets, corpses
were often aeeu, smallpox was bomtdv
rife among the poor folk, who all hud
dled together— those afflicted with the
diaease were neither isolated nor tended.
Hick, sound and dead might be seen ly
ing together in foul, fetid dsns. Owners
of horsee aud mules oouUl no longer af
ford to feed them. Outside the town
gates and along the sea beach lay scores
and scores of carcasses and skeletons of
Iteaets of burden which had been
brought out there to die of starvation—
rich feasts for jackals, dogs and carrion
crows. The wild country M ors were
very desperate with hunger and misery.
Murd*r were frequent, one man being
k Ued for a bunch of grapes, another
for s loaf of bread, and so on. Bob
beries were, of coarse, also frequent.
The Eughah people were pretty aafe ;
we were in hign esteem and received
greetings and blessings everywhere.
The committee bed been giving relief
for many weeks pest to from 1.200 to
2,000 people daily -first in breed and
afierwsnl soup. The poor refugees
were wry grmtefnL Death# were from
t wentv to forty per day among the coun
try folk alone"; of course many other
deaths in the Mojriefa and Jewish quar
tern. The rattle left to the townsfolk
were nearly starving. There is no grass
in the land : the cattle and sbeep go out
miles into the country daily to feed on
scrubby brushwood and dry, prickly
filants, and come back at evening alow
y, thin and bun gry loolißg still.
Cincinnati "Breakfast Table" Diet.
Can the boss of a swimming school be
said to be a doctor of dive-in ity?
A Vienna Arm is now manufacturing
glass slippers. One objection to them ia
they will not run down at the heel.
A mule haa no horn# to frighten peo
!>le. It ia the promiacnousneaa of his
eet that mak careful people give him
good distance.
" Brace np " ia good edvioe under al
most any circumstances, but especially
Slopes coming from a vender of
The man who can invent some kind of
hold-fast, warranted to keep the rear
button ou a shirt oollar, will save much
profanity and vexation of spirit.
"This world ia all a fleeting show,"
and a man never realizes H more fully
than when he drops a thirty- three-dollar
set of false teeth into a deep and dark
We would we were a boy again, but—
well, since we come to think of it, we
don't know as we would, either; for next
time we might get our proper installment
of physical training.
Cricket is the new pie that th rattens
to displace Hate ball, and if it should,
what will lieoome of the poor pitchers
who hare been eking ont a miserable
existence on three thousand dollars a
year ?
OrlefTs Trumpet.
Among the curiosities preserved in
the museum of the mar's country palace
st Tsarskoe-Selo, (osar's village,) six
teen miles from Ht. Petersburg, there is
one very singulsr relic, known ss " Or
loffs-kava Trnbotehka," (OrlofTs trum
pet) It is s large silver dish, rolled
together like a sheet of music, the
legend attached to which la as follows :
When Count Gregory OrlofT, one of the
innumerable favorites of Catharine 11.,
and the leading agent in the murder of
her husband, Peter HI., presented him
self at the winter palace on bis promo
tion to tbc r&uk of admiral of the fleet,
the hall porter, who had but newly en
tered the imperial household, inquired
his name. Orloff, whose feats of
strength had made him almost as well
kuown in tit. Petersburg as the empress
herself, looked indignantly at the man,
aud taking np a salver from the table
beside him, twisted it up like a scroll of
paper. " There," growled he, handing
it to tho terrified lackey, " Give that to
the go***darii%a (empress), aud ahe will
know who I am." In later days it was
a favorite enterprise with the more
athletic members of the court to attempt
the undoing of thia modern Gordian
knot, but all their efforts were in vain.
An artiole has been going the rounds
of the papers entitled, "What Most
Women Need." The Rome (N. T.) <S
timcl savs that most of tbe women in
that part of the State knead bread.
This is very strange. The women in
this part of the State knead dough.—
Neto York Nxpres*.
The Britiah cooanl in Pekin pnto tha
deaths from famine in China at 7.000,000
The province of Bhaost alone I out 6,00",.
nre I am for yoo I" were the laat
words of M**b*met Alt aa he rushed out
from the burning tower at Jachova into
toe midat of hto a—aaaipa. He wan
ruthieaaly cat down with 300 attendante.
The totmt idea ia England to gtoaa
furniture. Glass can be worked into
most extraordinary and lovely forma,
and we receive the almost incredible as
surance that H to more durable than
wood, and to exceedingly cheap.
The Boaaian government baa de
termined to send a scientific exploring
expedition to the lofty tibbluJ of
trmi Asia, known as the pamir, or root of
the world. It will constat of toragra
pher and two liotaniata, who wfU ba ac
companied by an aeaort of Ooagaoki, ,
The import*] Russian commission *P
C tinted to inquire into the araiy frauds
ive reported. They stele that the
corruption and venality was widespread.
Pi re hundred ortoere. including forty
colonels, are sorrowed by Ue oem mission
of misappropriation of money daring the
late war.
Throughout France gaidcutag to
practically tanght in the primary and
elementary aeuoota. There are, at
preaent, tweuty-eurht thousand of these
schools, each erf which has a garden at
tached to it, and to under the care af a
master capable of imparting a knowl
edge of the first principles of horticul
An English steamer lately made a atop
at Lord Howe Island, in the Boutb Pa
cific. It bad juat twenty-five inhabi
tant*—man, women and children—who
very rarely beard anything of the rate
of the world. They were said to bve in
happy con Lent, their only complaint
being the want of a schoolmaster and of
A carious package waa retained as
" nnm.iihl ** in the searcher*' depart
ment at the Mew York postoffloe not kmg
ago. It waa a small tin oaae containing
a very beautiful insert of the spider
species. It was address ad to Sir John
Lnbltock, the banker-entomologist, of
London. The spider waa nearly an inch
in length. The body, bead, and legs
were of a gloasy black color, bat the
peine sac was covered with a velvety
growth of flue hair of a brilliant orange
hue. The inaeet was alive, and was sap
plied with provision in the shape of a
lump of sugar fastened to the bottom of
the tin oaae. *
The Sjrmbel ef Hep*.
There is a bird that mariners call the
" frigate bird," of strange habits and of
strange power. Men see kirn in all
dimes, but never yet has human eye
seen him near the earth. With wings
of might v wtrrteh, high home, he nails
along, klen of the far north see him
moving on amid auroral fifes, sailing
with set wings amid those awful flames,
taking the oolor of the waves' light
which swell sad heave aroaad him.
Men in the tropics see him of bottefct
noon, his plantag# all iocertiadiDed by
the fieroe rays that smite rnnocuous
upon him. Amid their ardent fervor
he bears along, majestic, tireless. Never
wss he known to stoop from his lo ty
line of flight, never to sw.rve. To
many be ia a myth; to all a mvatery.
Woere i his perch? Where does be
rest ? Where was be bred f Noes
know. They only know that nbovn
ck>ud, above the reach of tempest,
above the tumult oi transverse currents,
the bird of heaven—so let us calf him—
on self supporting vans that disdain to
beet the air on whicn they rest, moves
gradually on. So shall my hope be.
At either pole of life, above the cloud*
of sorrow, superior to all ternjon
lofty and tireless wing, seroing the
earth, it shall move along. Never shall
it stoop, never swerve from its anbUma
line of flight. Men have earn it in the
morning of my life; they shall see it in
its hot noonday; and when the shadows
fall, my sun having set tusing yoor atyle
of speech, but using mine when the
shadows disappear,my sun having rises J,
the last they see of me shall b this
hope of gain in dying, as it sails oat on
steady wing, and disappears amid the
everlasting light.
Charlie Rm la a Battle.
We find thU item ia ft Philadelphia
paper : John Hasselwander, ft carpen
ter, reaiding at Lancaster, Pa., being of
the opinion tbat through the aid of
" limbadae," ft power supposed to be
given certain persona born in he
could ascertain the whereabout# of tba
kidnapped Charlie Ruaa, communicated
with Christian K Boaa on the nb}Mt,
and the reanlt waa that Mr. Boaa visited
Lancaster a few days ago, and had an
interview with Haaaelwander. The lat
ter churned that through the aid of " aim
badea" he had aeon Charlie by means
of a bottle, anil that the ohild ia still
alive ; hot that to get an accurate knowl
edge aa to his exact present whereabouts
it would be necessary for him to viait
Oermantown and look at Mr. Boas'
bouse and its surrounding*. Mr. Boaa
Raid he had no fnuds with whieh to pay
the expense of each a trip, bat that the
finder of Charlie will be richly reward
ed. Mr. Roes, though not a believer in
"simbadee," clairvoyance, fortune-tell
ing, or other supernatural mysteries, ia
inclined to think that it ia through some
one or other of these agencies that the
boy will be restored, because those hav
ing him in possession or knowing where
he ia will most likely make nee of these I
menus aa a cover to conceal any oom
plioity they may have bad in his abduc
tion and long" detention. Mr. Rosa 1
states that hia visit to Lancaster is the I
sixth hondreth that he has made to !
various parts of the oonntrv ia hopes of
having Charlie returned to nim.
Army Enlistments.
A Washington letter says : Col. H.
Carlin, recruiting officer of the United
Bute* army for the District of Colum
bia, baa, during the last six months, en
listed at this station 158 men. Of these
there were : Soldiers, twenty-seven ;
lawyer, one ; merchant, one ; engineers,
three ; telegraph operator, one; mu
sician, one ; draughtsman, one; plumb
ers, fonr; clerks, eighteen ; conductor,
one ; tinners, three ; iron molders, four;
druggists, two ; carpenters, six ; shoe
makers, fire ; blacksmiths, six ; print
ers, four ; spinner, one ; oooper, one ;
bookkeepers, three; bakers, two ; sea
men, two ; polisher, one; oooks, two;
boilermakers, three; butchers, two;
gardeners, two; machinists, two;
coachman, one ; laborers, forty-seven.
There are on an average about ten ap
plicants daily. Not half of the number
presenting themselves are accepted. It
ia noticeable likewise that the character
of thoae seeking enlistment is far above
the average in point of intelligence and
general morals An incident illustrative
of this is the fact that among the en
listments as a private soldier was a
graduate of West Point, a captain ia the
United States army before the war, and
a major-general in the Confederacy.
.. [fc ,|gi items af latemt.
Via* taUt—" fSS mml
4 m terfall 4 ratey autumn.
lWlwi4wr General
Butter wMta an 4,000 yaan ago.
fJeaipoetry, Uk# good saaek. is rarely
lift INI,
▲ marked change— 4 tfw qu*ter
with a bote is it.
A Vienna firm ia nuking beantifnl
•Uppers of woven glaaa.
Thar* are in the United Steles nearly
800 pottery ratabttehmeota.
Working hi a cornfield at night to apt
to make a maoto *oi*e toaaky.
rk. mi liiif ti— to iwe m-irr nit ltd in raia-
One million hmsdanreragigad in rain
ing and manufacturing tobacco.
Very flue sulphur haa hem discovered
Id great quantities at ObiUao, Chili.
About the ohaapmt thing of the age
to ahaat rouaic. ion nan bay it for s
North America haa over a hundred
ad forty treat that grow over thirty
feet high.
More than fl,ooo dogs wore token to tha
pound and kilted, in Saw fork oity
\§gi QBnMr,
A haohekw merchant'aadvioa in aalaot
a wife: "Get hold of a ptooa of <*loo
that will waah."
Mora than one half the population of
I Fraaoa depanda on agriculture aa
aaanaof bring.
The Anglo-Aaxona need what they
called living money, that to to any alavaa,
m a medium of atchaaga.
Soma thoughtful person thinka it to
i eaater to get op with the lark whan
yon go to bed without one.
The youth who atobbornly aaya. " I
don't cart," aoon finds that the world
baa the aama opinion of him
Only two thirda of the ara of Itely,
capable of prodaettom. are cultivated,
while the baiaaoa bee waate.
The meaeurea adopted in Pntaaia for
tha wi-of tha Colorado beetle
have bra. entirely suoeratfuL
Agg revering—To think up a good
take after going to bad, and not be able
to meall a word of it next morning.
One stole of hat far ladiea to oalted tha
"bnaaa/' That to baeaaaa it to ao
cheerful for tha husband who paya tha
He Skat ran may read-* gnat man/
thing* j—h—"f hto ebanmter, aapea
ally If ha rut* lor an oMoa. —Edmbury
There arc 71000 acree devoted to hope
in England. To cultivate theee lands
ooata yearly about 82,800,000. and tha
average value of the product for the laat
thirty yuan haa boon about $18,000,800
Editor* am generally poorly off for
When you hear of one of
than .bvv :.{? two mate, you can eaten
late that ooe to tha rait be wean every
day and Sdndavt, too, and the other to
a libel suit.
One Profeaaor Bexoegerona, of Loo
don, to claimed to be the mart accom
plished hngaiat ia the world, speaking
fortv-stx toeguagea. and acquainted with
every abamotex uead by any people to
expreac Round. We would like to see
him spell out what a man aaya when ha
The Roman peasants found the fleab
of the aas palatable, and the celebrated
Msscenas, having tasted it, introduced
it to the tables of the gnat and rich, bnt
the fashion of eating it lasted no longer
than his life. Galrn compares the flesh
of the ass to that of the stag. It is said
to be eaten plentifully in the cheap res
taurants of Pans, under the denomina
tion of vaaL •
mn-rLT lumnss.
I The day was waning. Whan t, ntgfc by
A isfgwsod kaottv ciak. Jok spots
To tew I yon grow
Prom a small sprout out steel;
Erooss lbs gnary-Bat new bow boagk
Vow steely bsnnteie. ns Wg rig twig
And soorns mencti T~ Tton the tree de-
Termlued not to • by fan aadoos.
Oars a rougb berk •Baibldark-
L>Sd maadna. Td as tsaf ctuaf gnsf,
1 Or mv broad ebrot. row— feasant
MnroiMA Heidi bold
Yeaeg ——*' and ero my root aboot aaoot!
In the almanacs are still pub
lished with pictures instead of reading
matter, after the ancient fashion, before
typos bad been invented. They are very
to tbnaa ignorant even of the
alphabet, who understand that the figure
l of a Mint means a holiday ; a plow, the
time to break the soil ; a dower-leaf, the <
•aason for sending ; an ax, the time to
,chop mood. A band denotes cold; a
month wind ; a pitohar, tain, and a hat
warm weather.
*• Nothing." aaya the Basar, " looks
sweeter on a little girl than a white
! am-hn princeae drees." Doesn't it, old
lady ? If yon will jnat happen aronod
, ban some time when our young mania
' looking bis sweetest an a little girl
aboot seventeen years old, von will
bfoah for the tame, eipreseionlees atn
psdity of a asaahn drees. And we'll
, WW it to the little girl benelf, which of
the two looka sweeter on her.—Bur
limgton Hawk* ye.
Any person, man or woman, eaa float
without any difficulty. If a man nnda
himself snddenly immersed, not know
ing bow to swim, be wilt eaeape drown
ing provided be baa the presence of mind
! to ha at fall length flat cm his beck,
clasp bis h —yds across his cheat or be
hind his back, or they may be placed on
his hips, his face tamed toward the
aeoith, hi* head well back in the water,
his feet together and under water, ex
cept fate toes, and keep perpetually
looking at the sky right over him. In
II ilia position be may float for boors at
tease and in perfect safety; bat stir or
thrast np one of his hands, and down be
We are requested by a pale, aad
spirited father to insert the following :
"Johnnv P— All is forgiven. Come
buna. Father in recovering from the
explosion and has bought a new pipe.
The minister has forgiven yon for plac
ing backet of water over the door.
Yonr staler Annie longs to see you, and
■ays you mav keep the gold pen if yon
will restore her tooth. The dog ia still
, living, bnt its hair ia all singed off; the
oat ia getting along nicely, and the cook
is MDTIDW that you meant no harm
when you put pepper on the stove."
' Johnny, von had better come home;
the country can't spare any of its ener
getic and promising boys.— Keokuk
a mn-LT tone.
What to it that's shouted, bowled and song
, By awry class, in every tongue,
ISt old and middle-aged and young ?
Grandfather's Clock.
What is H that I hear all day,
That's whittled from Dan to Beerehe-ha,
That every piano's mads to play ?
Grandfather s Clock.
m bib .
, kt night, what rouses me from bed ?
At work, what rtarts my aching bead ?
I At bone, what hammed by wife and maid ?
Grandfather'• Clock.
What weight for no one, works apaoe.
Confronts all hands with braaen face,
And springs at tham from every place ?
Grandfather'o Clock.
L. -F W*.
Se Irenes" There.
1 A gentleman living in the northern
tnbuxbe secured a hive of bees two or
three weeks ago as a nucleus for an
apiary, and in the oonrse of ten days he
; had read ten different works on the
honey bee and invented half a dozen
I patent hives. The other forenoon a
man called at the house on business and
, was informed by the wife that her has
, band was oat inspecting the bees.
"Is he looking np honey ?" inquired
the man.
" Oh, no—he's looking to see if there
are any drones in the hives."
* At that moment both were startled by
a series of whoops and yells, and the
'■ husband came around the corner of the
bouse on the jump, his hat striking the
| air oo all Sides of him. He rushed
through the current bushes and back,
. rolled over the grass and lit out for the
[ bam, and the amazed wife shaded her
eyes from the sun as she looked after
him, and con tinned, in a disappointed
I tone:
" But I don't believe be found a single
drone, by the way they stick to him."—
| Detroit Free Press.