The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, November 21, 1878, Image 1

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    Sao* WhMiner l'on Cab.
Whsu tains* don't go to suit yon.
And iht world a**m* upswts down.
Don't wmU your tun* in fnctttn(.
But drive sway tbst frown ;
Since life ie oft perplexing,
"Tie much the wieeet plen
To beer ell bravely.
And mile whene'er von can.
Why should TOO dreed to-morrow
And thne despoil to-day 1
For when von borrow trouble.
Yon always here to pay.
It ie a Rood old maxim.
Which ehonld he often preached •
Don't croe* the bridge before you
t *ntil the bridge t reached.
thurn Moult.
A little maid in the morning ann
Stood merrily singing and oh n ruing -
44 Dh, how I wiah tht* bntter tu dour.
Then off to the held* I'd be turning
Ho ahe hurried the daaher up and down
TIM the firmer called, with a half - made
" Churn elowty !
" Don't ply the dasher. eo fast, my dear.
It'* not eo good for the hotter, •
And will make your arm* ache, too, I fear ;
And put you all in a flutter—
For Una ia a rule, wherever we turn,
Dual be Ut haste whenever you churn
Chnru alowty 4
" If you'd eee your butter come nice and sweet
Don't Chum with a nervous jerking.
But ply the daaher alewly and neat
You 11 hardly know that you're working .
And whan the latter has come, you'll tay.
4 Yea, thta i* aurely the very beat way '—
Churn alowty '*
Now. little folk*, do yon Hunk that you
A leeaou can And in butter?
Don't be in a haste. whatever yea do.
Or get youraelf in a flutter ;
And while vou stand at life a great churn,
IM the fanner s word* to you rejnro,
•• Churn alowty !"
— .ltral Asa Mrs Hum.
Our tramp came to us footeure and
dnst-begrimmed one evening last June.
Perhaps it was the title of 44 madam "
prefix ml to his petition for something to
eat and a clianiv to sleep on the liay
mow, which moved Mrs. X to a* 4 -
quieece —somehow agaiuat my own
judgment—or it might have oeen the
weariness visible in his air and speech.
Be this as it may, he wa* inducted kitch
enward, with instructions to wipe his
feet carefully, where I judge his per
formances with knife and for* gave
rise to Bridget's remark the next morn
ing, that he'd breed a famine in any
community inside of a week !
44 What con you do, Jim?" I asked
of him the next morning, as, embolden
ed by a breakfast, he begged for a job.
44 A'most anything, sir, that's hard
work," was his answer. 44 Them ss goes
to sea for a livin", gen'ly speakiu', can
tarn their hands to all sorts."
44 There's the strawberry-bod to be
weeded, John," suggested Mrs. X ,
seemingly interested in the wanderer,
who, barring the loos of two trout teeth,
and hair suggestive of brick-dust iu its
hue, was not a bad-looking fellow.
I do n>< assert that Mrs. X *s
gentle will is law in mix family, bnt I
find it more conducive to harmony to
fall in with her suggestions with as
much dignity as possible ; so, with an
air of indifference, I acquiesced, and
Jim proceeded to his task, which, being
accomplished with celerity and neatness,
my wife conducted him to the dower
garden—the pride of her own heart,
and, as far as keeping the same free
from weeds is concerned, the detestation
of my own.
"Ain't they hau'sum, mum!" said
Jim, kneeling and turning with his
rough forefinger the modest face of an
English daisy outward. "'Minds sue
of that 'ere young Lady on the veraudy
this tnornin', as mnst be your twin-sis
ter ?"
Hi* reference to a 'resemblance be
tween Nellie aud herself was not at all
displeasing to Mrs. X , who is five
years older than her sister, although
she effected incredulity at the double
barreled compliment.
" He has a rough sense of refinement,
quite uuonmmon for one in his station
of life," she said to me afterward, by
which I knew the leaven of flattery was
working ; and when, the next day, she
decided that we had better keep him
till the gardening season was over —"it
will save yon so much hard work, John,"
uhe remarked, en parent fate) —l knew
that Jim, our tramp, had found favor in
ber eves.
"Shall you ever go to sea again,
Jim ? " asked Mrs. X , as we made a
family group on the piazza in the cool
of a summer's evening, while Jim loiter
ed near by, picking np the garden-tools,
and whistling softly to himself.
" Yes'm," was the answer, somewhat
constrained withal.
"You must have met with some
strange adventures in your life," said
Nellie, who was just crossing the
threshold of an age when all things are
touched with the glamour of romance ;
moreover, anything pertaining to the
sea had of late beet# full of interest to
her—ever since the dashing Captain
Hanson had made her acquaintance at
Hastings, where she had spent part of
the Bummer.
I had lately learned, through the me
dium of Mrs. X , that Cap'sfn Han
eon was daily expected to favor Ley
bridge with his presence, ostensibly to
see one of his ship's owners—possibly
and probably to renew his acquaintance
with my pretty sister-in-law.
"Weil, mum," answered J'n. who I
have left sitting nneasiljr on tin handle
ot the wheelbarrow, "advei.tnres is
mostiv in sea-yams, as is wi ' for the
story-papers ; but had c con
siderable bard pulls, what ■with bein'
wrecked four times—the las' tinio losin'
of as good a chiat of clo's as a feller
would want, to say uotliiu' of bein' in u
open boat 'leven days—me, the mate an'
four men—with never bit or sup the
blessed time. We was picked up,"
continued Jim, "by a blasted—beg
your pardon, mum, for swearin*—pack
et ship, boun' from Liverpool to New
York. OT Beansole was the cap'n—
mebbe you've heerd of him, sir?"—
this to me.
Wasn't it he," I asked, as a dim re
membrance of the name brought to
mind a newspaper narration of cruelties
on shipboard, which -wjinebow died ont
very snddenly, "who was heavily fined
for brutality * toward some of the emi
grant passengers?"
" Wot's a flue, that the ow-ners steps
up an' pays," said Jim, in scorn, "to
lettin' a woman die on deck from the
wet an' cold? An' why didn't they
bring no some of his other cruelties—
shootin' men off in the tops'l yard, dri
vin' em overboard in the Mersoy, or
breakiij' 9 rib or an arm wi' an iron be
layin'-pin? "
" Ob, come now, Jim," said I, " yon
don't mean that there are men on ship
board to-day who are such brntea as all
that ? Why, the law wonld"
" The law ! " repeated Jim. " Law's
for cap'n an' owners, not for us sailors,
though they did manage to>bove the
petty officers of the Jack Frost, Jr., into
prison, a few years ago, arter they'd
killed two or three men aboard on the
passage though I mind it was said that
the eap'n and mate 'scaped punishment
by happeniu' to both die—sing'lar,
wasn't it ?—just t afore the ship was
hauled into doek,
"But such men are tne exception.
There are plenty of kind-hearted men
who go as captains now-a-days," I
urged after a short pause
" Indeed there are I" suddenly broke
in Miss Nellie, with energy. "Char
that is, a captain whom I know,"she
said, interrupting herself suddenly,
" says that the trouble is with the men ;
that thev are a drunken, reckless lot
of" *
"Nellie," said Mrs. X , reprov
" Well, I don't care!" said the willful
girl. "Only I beg Jims pardon; I
didn't uiesusucb men as he is."
" It's all right, mum," returned Jim,
FRKD. KURTZ, Kditor and Vropriotor.
quietly. " 'Taint to be expected that
the like* o' one o' you young women,
wt' a heart like one a' them ere big
J'pan Ifltea, knows of men's badness
slsiard ship—why shonld you !"
44 But are there no captaius who are
kiud to their men ?" asked Mrs. X ,
in some perplexity; and Miss Nellie was
heard by me to say, under her breath,
that she knew one, at least.
44 Bless you. yes'in," said Jim,
44 there's lots of 'em; oa"y tt hasn't been
uiy luck to sad with 'em. There's
eap'u* sails out o' Xt w York to-day, a*
1 hear don't allow sweanu' from men
uor odieers; givey 'cai good grub, watch
an' watch, ail' lias 'em iu tlie cabin of a
Sunday for prayer*. Though," be
added, 44 where there's oue o' them,
there's a dozen that's either fiends
themselves, else they're thst careless
a* they let the Officers do jest as they
happen to feel. 1 don't mind telhu'
you, ' he,continued, seemingly betrayed
into au unwouted confidence, 44 that mv
btisiuess ashore is mostly to niu foul of
a cert'n man as l m sure to meet sooner
or later. I know he's roan' these part*.
An' when he an' 1 cfoer meet," said Jim,
rising and striking a brawny, clinched
fist into the hollow of the other hand,
apparently forgetful of everything but
some remembered wrongs, 44 there'll be
a ban! reckon in !"
44 1 think," said Mrs. X , risi' g,
with as much dignity as is consistent
with a height of five feet four, " that
we fcave heard quite enough. Come.
Xcilie 1"
Whereupon the twain (the latter a lit
tle unwillingly, as I fancied) entered
the house, manifestly to the discomfi
ture of the sailor.
44 There they go,"he said, dropping
his head and speaking iu a rather sad
voice, 44 a tbiukin' bow I'm only a low,
r'vengeful critter, with no fcelin'tin r'u
the ship's dog ! But, sir, s'poein' a man
should call the mother that bore you 6v
the wnst name aa is in this here laug
widge of onrn, not o'ny once, but a doz
en time* a day, aoeordin' as he's mad or
not, wot wnd yon do, sir ? How far
wud you forgive a man as had you
strung np to the raain-riggin' for a full
hour by the two thumb*, an' all for that
I begged of him to send me up to stow
a r'yal in a gale, 'stead of a little chap
a was a stowaway, an' no more fit to go
than a girl babv ?" agaiu asked Jim.
Before I could frame a suitable an
swer, which should combine prudence
with the usual forms of good advice,
si ways proffered aud seldom heeded in
such cases, Jim bad taken himself off.
I saw no more of him until the follow
ing morning, when he abruptly in
formed me that it wa*t >be his last day;
no persuasion or inducement of mine
being sufficient to turn him fiom his
Clad in a pair of voluminous overalls
and a dilapidated fell hat, 1 was assist'
mg at the turfing of a flower-bed in
front of the house ; and while awaiting
the return of Jim with the wheelbarrow,
I was accosted by an elegantly-dressed
and gentlemanly-looking young man,
who, accosting me by the rather familiar
title of " old chap," demanded in a
somewhat peremptory tone, to know
"where Mrs. X hung ont."
With an inward chuckle, I mildly
designated the bouse behind me as the
residence in question, aud asked if he
wished to see Mrs. X .
" What's that to yon ?" was the rather
unexpected answer, in a tone and with a
maimer that savored rather of coarse
ness, but which contrasted strongly with
the suavitv of manner with which he
greeted Miss Nellie, who just then ap
peared on the scene with both hands
full of flowers.
As the yonng lady blushed charming
ly, and murmured her surprise at meet
ing Captain Hanson, that gentleman,
not at all disconcerted by his introduc
tion to myself, which immediately fol
lowed, expressed, with great ease and
fluency, his unadulterated satisfaction
and surprise at the meeting, as though
it had been on the banks of the Nile.
Completely ignoring my own presence,
as the two stood by the gate, the creak
ing of the wheelbarrow was heard, and
in another moment Master Jim came
bearing down upon us, the wheel just
grazing the doeskin-clad leg of ike gal
lant captAin, who, turning, remarked,
with languid reproach in his tone :
"My gxxl fellow, pray be a little
Captain Han to the best of my
knowledge, has never finished his ex
With an oath, the sailor dropped the
barrow and sprang forward, exclaiming:
"I knew I'd run foul of you ! " but
too late to lay violent hands upon Caj
t&in Hficson, who, catching a glance of
the sailor's face, muttered au inarticu
late remark, and, turning down the
drive way, ran like the startled fawn,
closely pursued by the avenger, leaving
Miss Nellie and myself gazing blankly
at each other.
"Oh, John, he'll kill him— indeed he
will! " said the girl, with white face and
clasped hands, as she watched the i<air
diappearing over the brow of the little
hill which led to the town.
" You needn't be alarmed, young
lady," was my confident reply. "Cap
tain Hanson has the lead, so to speak,
by at least three lengths, and is gaiuiLg
all the time."
But to this day I have never learned
satisfactorily concerning the result of
the race, tor neither Captaiu Hanson or
Jim has ever returned to tell the tale.
When lait seen, as per report of old
Rogers, ex mariner, now mail carrier,
" they were beadin' for Philadelpbv,
with ev'rything set, the clipper"—by
which I understood Mr. Rogers to refer
to Capta<n Hanson—"bein' two knots
ahead, an' workin' to win'ard all the
For aught I know, they kept on nntil
they reached the Atlantic; and it is
quite doubtful whether Miss Nellie, now
engaged to be married to the son of our
neighbor Jones, will soon bear the last
joke against her runaway lover,
But, being somewhat a methodical
man, I have estimated the cash value of
oar exi>eriment somewhat us follows :
■iervfoes of Jim for ten day*.. * 15.00
Old clothe* left behind. 50
ttatisfaction at having saved my en
ter- in-law from a possible mar
riage with a brute 10,000.00
Total 10,015.50
I would remark, in conclusion, that
my wife takes all the credit of the invest
ment.—Frank 11. Convert'.
An Old Kelle.
The following remarkable list of arti
cles found in a servant's drawer was
published in a New York paper more
than thirty years ago :
Two aprons, a stocking, a brush and a comb,
A piece of white string, and a dry marrow
A duster, two walnuts, a reel of black cotton,
An old silver spoon that had long been for
A bodkin, a fruit knife, a glass rolling-pin,
A bottle containing a wee drop of giu.
A lot of curl-papers, an old pair of stays.
A tract telling sinners to mend their bad Ways.
A paper of tea put there on the sly.
Her mistress' bustle (I cannot tell why).
A thimble, some needles, an old book of songs,
Three clothes-pegs, a slipper, to the house
hold belongs.
The claw of a lobster but recently boiled,
A new cambric handkerchief, never been
A letter from a lover away in strange lands.
A pot of goose-grease for chaps on the hands ;
Some buttons, a pencil, a bit of bath brick,
A small looking-glaes. and a broken toothpick.
A bundle of rags, and a fortune telhug book,
Were the things that were found in the drawer
of the oook.
WHden-shoe Milkers,
The following is uti extract telling
about the sort of people who make
woodeu shoes:
Let lis describe a party of wimdeu
*ln>e makers, or, as they are termed,
sabotiert, at work near a clear stream.
The whole family is together; the father
with his sou and aou-mdaw, the ap
prentioes, the mother and children run
uiug about tu tbe led of cress. Uudcr
the trees rise * hut of planks, where ail
sleep; uot far off, the two uiules which
carry the belongings of the encampment
are tethered. They are birds of passage,
traversing the forest, and sojourning
where the wood is cheap, lu this green
comb several tlue beech tree* are marked
for the axe; they are fifty feet higli and
three feet in girth. Kacii will probably
give six dozen pairs of wooden shoes.
Other kinds of wood are spongy and soon
penetrated with damp; but the beech
Mbot are light, of a close gram, and
keep the feet dry in spite of snow or
mud; aud in this respect are greatly
sup* rior to leather. All is animation.
The men cut down the tree; the trunk
is sawn into lengths, and if the pieoca
prove too large, they are divided into
quarters. The first workman faahious
the naftof roughly with a hatchet, taking
cart to give the bend for right and left;
the second takes it in hand, pierces the
holes for the interior, and scoops the
wood out w'th au instrument called the
ctiUUr. The third is the artist of the
company; it is his work to finish and
polish it; carving ft rose or primrose
upon the top, if it be for the fair sex.
Sometimes he cut* au own border round
the edge, so that the blue or white
stocking may be shown by a coquettish
girl. As tbey are finished, they are
placed in rows under the white shavings;
twice a week the apprentice exposes
them b> a tire, which smokes and hardens
the wrood, giving it a warm, golden
brown hue. The largest sizes are cut
from the lowest part of the bole, to cover
the workman's feet, who is out in ram
from morning to night. The middle
part is for the bu.y housewife who is
treading the wash house, the dairy, or
stands beside the village fountain. S'ext
come those of the little shepherd, who
wanders all day long with his flock, and
still smaller ones for the school boy.
Tboee for the babies have the happiest
lot; they are seldom worn out. As the
foot grows, the m.ither keep* the little
sabott in a corner of her clipboard be
side the baptismal robe. Long after,
when the child has l>ecume a man, and
Ins chair is vacant by tbe hearth, they
are drawu out to be looked at. some
times with a smile, too often with tears.
During all his toil tbe workman talks
aud sings; be is not taciturn, like the
charcoal burner; bis muscles oont nually
in action, bis work iu the open air keeps
him in good temper, and gives him re
freshing sleep and appetite. He sings
like a linnet, while the women chatter
and mend the family garments. When
the trees have l>cen all cot np. the camp
is raised, the males are loaded, adieu to
the gr*en hollow, and another plane is
sought for. Thus all the year leng,
whether the forest IK 4 tinted with pale
spring verdure < r covered with the yel
low autumn leaves, 111 some corner will
be heard the workers, busy a bees jn a
hive, gayly carrying on their simple,
healtbv forest-life.
A Hoc as a Doctor
A correspondent of the London (Jrtele
a Week writes : Ido not know wheth
er you will think the following suffi
ciently interesting for a place in your
otvnmne. I have a little brown dog of
a mongrel breed, and, at the name
time, an interesting-looking little fel
low, a general Lvonte with every one,
and so intelligent and artful in his
ways that he is known n* 'The Dxfg
er." I hail intended that he should be
my only canine companion, having lost
so many well-bred and valuable dogs
during ten years' residence in the sub
urb of Brixton. I felt he would be safe
from the dog-stealing fraternity, lxing
of no value in the market. I was,
however, persuaded, some six months
since, to accept a young fox-terrier
dog, and Spot's intrusion was at first
resented to snch an extent by "The
Dodger " that, after several sharp skir
mishes, they api>eared to mutually
agree on a pitched battle, in which Inith
got badly pnnished. I am unable to
say which was the victor, but certain
it is that they have ever since been
the best of frieuds.
Some time since a wart made its ap
pearance on the inside corner of Spot's
eve, and gradually increased to the size
of a horse-bean, and as it extended part
ly over the hall of the eye, it was, no
doubt, very painful, aud a source of an
noy ance to him. As soon as " The
Dodger" saw there was really some
thing seriously wrong, he was much
concerned, and made a good deal more
noise and fuss about it than tiie patient
himself. But he not only pitied, he
also relieved ; for he set to work and
licked it from day to day, ami it has
now almost entirely disappeared.
It is most amusing to see him follow
Spot altout the first thing in the morn
ing to put him through the operation,
and will even place- his paws on bis
head to keep him quiet. I rememler,
when a child, being troubled with warta,
and the remedy was te wet them every
morning fasting with saliva. Is it pos
sible that some instinct induced the dog
to attend upon the other in this way,
knowing that the wart was in a part
where the other could not attend on
John Burroughs on "Cows."
Blessed is he whose youth was passed
upon the farm, and if it was a dairy
farm his memories will be all the more
fragrant. The driving of the oows to
and from the pasture, every day and
every season for years—how much of
summer and of nature he got into him
on these journeys ! What rambles and
exeursiohs did this errand furnish the
excuse for ! The birds and birds' nests,
the berries, the squirrels, the wood
chucks, the beech woods with their
treasure* into which the oows loved so to
wander and to browse, the fragrant
wintergreens and a hundred nameless
adventures all 6trung upon that brief
journey of half a mile to and from the
remote pastur a. Sometimes one cow
or two will be .aissing when the herd is
brought home at night; then to hunt
them np is another adventure. My
grandfather went out one night to look
up an absentee from the yard, when he
heard something in the brush and out
stepped a bear into the path before him.
Every Sunday morning the oows must
be salted. The farm-boy takes a pail
with three or four quarts of coarse salt
and, followed by the eager herd, goes to
the field and deposits the salt in hand*
fuls upon smooth stones and rocks
and upon clean places on the turf. If
you want to know how good salt is, see
a cow eat it. She gives the true saline
smack. How she dwells upon it and
Foaws the sward and licks the stones
where it has been deposited ! The cow
is the most delightfnl feeder among ani
mals. It makes one's mouth water to
see her eat pumpkins, and to see her at
a pile of apples is distracting. How she
sweeps off the delectable grass I The
sound of her grazing is appetizing ; the
grass letrays all its sweetness and snc
culency in parting under her sickle.
"Farm lAfe in New York," in Scrib
T*r l 4 lr M*|lr Kllalr A U* • Its*
|lrM NML
Rijali is iu receipt of letter* almost
daily asking liim to come to this or that
place ami apply the Michigan Piue
Slnngle Kltxir to hoy* whose constitu
tion* are out of order; and thist* to give
notice to aiuioii* parents, aunts and
guardian* that hi* engagements here
prevent hi* leaving the eitv. However,
Isiys can be shipped to Luu from auy
part of the country by express, and they
will le kindly received, the elixir up
plied with promote*** ami dispatch, and
the tails returned home more or less
curcil. lu obstinate cases, where the
doae may have to 4h< repeated every
twelve hours, a small sum of rnouey
should le forwarded to pay hotel ex
A woman weighing plump 215 pounds,
and measuring ulwntt three feet across
the shoulders, was tbe first caller as tbe
old janitor's parlor was throwu open to
the public Saturday. Her eyes fell
UJH.IU the India rubtwreut as she entered
the door, aud she uttered a scream of
alarm and called out;
44 Muzzle yer hyena—call ofl yer
"Be pensive, :iiad:ini be pensive;
this is only an 'ujy rubber oat. warraut
ed docile in u 1 climates or money re
funded. Take . chair, madam- take
three of em."
'• Oh, dear! if it had been a real cat
and if it hail clawed me to death, aud if
the turf was growing ab >ve in* 1 , aud if 1
was in heaven, it would have lecu juet
my luck," she sighed a* she dropped
down with a weight which made every
thing jar.
" Madam, has the price of 'taters
nz?" teuderly inquired the old man.
44 'Taters ! 'taters !" she almost shriek
ed. "If my thought* didn't soar higher
nor 'taters I'd commit suicide this very
44 Well, madam, I love to soar, and I
love—'taters. but we will drop the sub
ject and turn to your sad case. Has
your husband evinced a disjKMution tu—
to —that is"—
44 1 never had one," she interrupted.
" You didn't 7"
" No, sir. Home of ns girls have got
married, and mime of ns haven't. If I
am single it is nut because I have not
had a hundred chance* to marry. lam
determined never to marry unless it i*
a case of love."
44 That's the talk, madam. I always
married for love, and I always shall.
This marrying a woman because she
owns a mule and a recipe for prr|>aring
a cough remedy alwav* results in broken
hearts and blasted Vopes, and 1 know
it. You remember that painful poem :
" Let dog* delight to bark and tight,
For ti* then- nature to. '*
44 But 1 don't want any fight in mine.
When my day's labor is o'er I want to
return to my woodbine cottage on the
brow of a romantic precipice aud find
j my darling waiting at the"
44 Do von believe in dreams ?" she
suddenly asked.
44 Dreams 1 Xow you've touched a
tender spot. Mndirr, I exjiect I've had
more dreams than any other hald-hcad
ed man in the U. K. A."
" Well, I've had dreams," she con
tinued, us she bent her eyes ou the car
pet. "I've hail such dreams as I never
heard tell of, aud, t>eiug as a woman
tuld me that yoa conld a>lvise me, I've
called to talk with voti."
"Go right ahead on the starboard
tack, madam."
" There'* man—there'* a man com
ing to oar hotw. air," site said, a* she
partly hid her fa*e.
"Cornea to read the gas-meter, I sup
pose! Well, goon."
" He cornea to ace me," ahe said, giv
ing her head an indignant to** " 1
might aa well 04:1 up tliat mv face or
form, or conversational ;s><rs have at
tnxcted. Judging from hia action, he
seem* to love me."
" Dooa, eh 1 Haa he ever brought
you peppermint dropa? Ha* he ever
read poetry to yon ? Have yon ever
noticed him gazing at the moo* like a
goat looking tip at a hunch of grass on
the cmvch of a nhed f"
" I am satisfied that he loves me,'
ahe musingly replied, " and I con
" That you love him ?
She blushed.
Which was very, very proper in her.
"Same aa ever—old, old atory—and
in the nual way—no cards," he sighed,
aa he shifted the c* that her yellow
eye* glared serosa the room at a jug of
sweet cider juat hn tv 'it in by a farmer.
" After he left me last night I had a
dream," ahe aaid. "1 dreamed that I
was trying to daru a pair of aocka with
a door-key for a needle and aome tele
graph wire for yarn. While I was try
ng to mend the holea I heard a born
blow, and looking out of the window 1
saw—what i"
"A flali peddler, of course."
" No, air 1 I aaw a two-horse wagon
loaded with coffin* ! The dream awoke
me, and 1 found myaelf sitting up in
l>ed. It hue worried me ever since, and
I want to know if yon can interpret it?"
" Madam," liegau Hijah, a* he rose no
and smoothed down hi* head, "yon have
ootne to the right man, and at the right
time. I have never bragged around any
on my power to interpret dream*, but
being it's you, I will say that I can
knock the spots off of auy other human
being in this town on the < I ream busi
" And yon can tell me the significance
of this one ?"
"Humph! Should think I could ! In
the first place yon dreamed of socks
That's a sign that the woman next door
is jeslons because you are better looking
than she is, and she's been slandering
"She has I Then I'll pull her peaked
nose 1" exclaimed the dreamer.
"Then you dreamed of a door-key.
That's a sign of an aocident. Be care
ful, madam, and don't hit the clothes
line in splitting wood, and don't go up
on a ladder over ten or fifteen feet."
" I never, never climb a ladder, air !"
"Don't yon? So ranch the hotter.
Bnt ho careful how yoa go down collar
during the next few weeks. I alius
back down a pair of stairs. That gtvcH
yon II chance to dig in your toe-nails if
yon KO to f ill. Alao, don't jump on a
street car when in motion."
" I never do, sir."
" Then von dreamed of telegraph wire,
madam, that's another bad sign. Don't
you go around the back-yard bare
footed, or yon may cut your heel on an
old bottlo nnd have a fatal ease of lock
" I go barefooted ?" she gasped.
" I hope not, madam, and if yon eat
any peanuts for a month to oomo throw
tho shucka away. Even if they don't
hurt you there is only two per cent, af
nourishment in 'em. '
She looked at htm in amazement, and
he kindly went on :
•' You heard a horn blow, and that is
a good sign. I've known women who
hod straggled with cold foet for eigh
teen straight years to dream of a horn
blowing and be perfectly cured in five
"Sir I"
"That's me, madam, and I rejoioo
from the bottom of my heart at yonr
good Inck. Then yon dreamed of cof
fins. Did yon Bee any fignres on 'em ?"
" I don't remember."
"Well, I s'pose the undertaker will
put enough figures on 'em for that mat
ter. To dream of coffins, madam, sig-
' uifles that you will ahertly have an
,4 ls -that—so f" she softly replied,
blushing again.
"It la, in a. lain. Lees than a month
ago a woman came to me who hail boon
drromiUK of coffins, aud within three
days she had au offer."
41 And she accepted bin ? "
44 It was an offer, madam, to nurse
woman with the ruouiytis ; salary gd per
week ami found.''
41 Mr. Joy," sold the geutle dreamer,
as she rose up aud made a grab for her
tralh, " 1 shan't go out as uurae— Uot
just yet."
"I wouldn't either. It's a very try
ing position, patUoitiarly where Uie
patit lit is deajaiudebt, uu.f imagines that
yuii want to murder her.
" Mr. Jov, 1 am very much obliged."
44 "INs well—'tis Well, thssl-day."
She sailed uway, bor face as red as a
mm! and her nose Up, and be sat down and
muttered to himself:
44 She believml every word of it up to
the 4 offer,' and just cau*e 1 wouldn't
he aliuut it, she goes away, teeliug dis
persed and put out. That'* the way
with 'cm—onsartin, unhappy, and un
grateful."— ihtnjtt AVe /Vr*.
Has it Animal Magmtlsu!
1 had at one time a flue flock of white
turkeys, which were always shy, though
much petted by the family because of
their great beauty. There was a cover
ed gallery betweeu the dining-room and
kit-'uexi, with broad folding-door* at
each end, in which we were in the habit
of sitting to read, sew, as Women will,
and where was * cradle fur the baby.
Our turkeys would sometimes stalk
rapidly through Una gallery aa a sort
of short cut on Uieir wst to'tlic poultrv
Oue day I was sitting here, the baby
in the cradle asleep, when in strutted a
tail lieu turkey, and tuateu 1 of hurrying
through a* was the habit, she stopped iu
front of the cradle, stretched out her
long no k and began a sort of guttural
cry, and stood motionless. Prceeutiy
another and another entered, aud were
each trans fixed in the same war. I
arose and approached them, but not one
stirred aside, as was their habit when
any one came near them. 1 noticed
their eye* all bad a strained, unnatural
look, their wings drooped, as if relaxed;
they all kept their necks craned out iu a
stiff, constrained manner.
At firet I thought of the sleeping
ehHd, but they were used to it and never
took notice of its presence. Looking in
the direction of their eye* I beheld •
large snake of the adder kind, with its
body jiartialiy ooiied, head eroct, and
tongue oscillating, while to me its color,
ordinarily of a dirty black, with orange
rosette*, seemed remarkably brilliant.
The creature was iu high cxcitemeht of
some kind.
No sooner did I move the cradle than
its whole aapect changed, and it was s
common, sluggish adder win. h slunk
aside to wcaje. Tne turkeys aU jump
*l into the air with a ridiculous antic of
delight, aud ran or rather flew out of the
Now, leaving all but the tiit turkey
out of the question, wliat vai it that
arnstel her ? It is possible that all but
the first were actuated by imitation when
they first panmvl on their way; but the
whole eight or ten tnrkeT* fell at once
into a semicircle around the reptile, and
the action of all was precisely alike, aud
like the first.
Was it terror that caused then: to
halt? Did the reptile magnetite the
first cue, and was it s ewe of faacina-
Uim ? Are fascination and magueiism
identical, ami are they a paralysis of the
nervous syatcm, for the time being,
from whatever cause ? A remarkable
degree of mental action, imagination,
and otservation were evolvtw in this
I have before me a natural drum, the
withered vertebra of a rattlesnake,
wbicti was killed by a neighbor of rains,
a woman of some skill in lianJling a
rifle, which may further illustrate the
subject. Her house was bniit on the
side of a lull, making it one eh>ry in the
rear and two in the front, where wna an
open una, free for the poultry of the
farm-hon*e, atid covered with low grass,
plantain, etc.; a sunny spot, sheltered
from the cold of the north winds by a
woody hill, whose trees quite embower
ed the cottage.
One day she was attracted to the witi
' dow by a low plaint from her poiiltty,
winch seemed to l>e all hurrying In one
direction. Looking down she saw them
ranging in a semi-circle, with all their
heads I tent IU one iliwtion. There
were at least twenty or thirty silly crea
-1 tures all looking the i-auia way. and in
tent npou the same object. Leamug
from the window, she tieheld a mon
strous rattlesnake coiled in a pile, with
1 tail vibrating in a soft, gentle motion,
which just stirred the mnsie of the rat
tles, ami the head keeping time; tongue
red and qnivering, and the motion of
the neck swaying from side to aide,
; sweeping iu tho whole array of stupefied
Watching all this some time, with no
! change on the part of snake or poultry,
she went to the back of the house, took
'down her husband's rifle, snd flrod st
the head of the creature, killing him at
once. The spell was broken, snd the
{{Kuiltry sproug away with the same
ridiculous kind of jump sud fly I had
i observed in my turseyz, as if relieved
from a spell.
Now, what brought all these hona and
chickens to rauge themselves in this
dangerous companionship around thi*
nneannie monster ? Was it sympathy?
Wa* it imitation ? Was the raagmtmni
extended to a distance in its action f
Why should the snake so long Continue
his insidious movement? It wa* evi
dently not hunger that actuated him, -r
, he Would have seized his prey and made
his exit. Did lie enjoy his nwe-struek
auditory, aud was ho fond of the dis
play of hut power. Fli*al"'th llaJtfit
\ Smith.
\ Hurder Mjntery.
The recent murder of the \ aoelot
family, near Vinceunoa, lud., was an
strange aa it was atrocious. The Yaoe
lota wore four in number, two bung
hoys, nnd they lived in their own com
fortable farmhonse. John D. Vaeolot,
the lather, waa a aim pie-minded French
man, who never quarreled with auy-
Imdy, and waa generous to the limit of
his small meaua. The latter quality led
him to employ Pierre l'rovoat, a doati
tute Frenchman, who trnrapod that way.
Earlj one morning Provost aroused the
neighbors with the news that all the
Vaeelots had been killed. To that ex
tent. at least, he told the troth, for it
was found that they had been ruthlessly
slaughtered with an axe—the boy a and
their mother aa they slept, aud the
father after a combat. Provost sajß
that he was awakened by a noise, and
aaw five men in the room, upon which he
jtimped out of a window and ran to call
help. The window was afterward fonnd
fastened on the inaido, and cobwebs
showed that it had not recently been
opened. Other facts proved that Pro
vost lied, nnd be was arrested as the
murderer; lint the mystery of the case
is not to be cleared np by his trial.
Fearing that he would be hanged, he
chose to be his own executioner, and
hanged himself in his coll.
Gold mines of great richness have late
ly been discovered in the province of
Maranham, South America.
A R*i lata a Carta " <atl* " fiHrn • I
Aaalllar Oiaaataala aa Marl Matiaa.
I sympathise with people who have a
uoae, observe# a l'arm oorrreiHiiideijt of
th# Unit nuore .S'uu, 1 have one myself.
CuUHequcntly, wlit>o pureiug through
the Oitie tin Ketiro, IU that region of the
Uuo itoiaey d'Anglaaa known U> every
American uniting Paria, I waa rut hot
drawn toward tlie aigu near the photog
rapber'a, which says, " Suae# made to
onlcr. " Wc ace art brought to the anl
j of nature iu tin- shape of wigs, tooth and
a few other matter* and thluga I need
not particular!/.#, atul we never ahou
! "thou deceitful one " at the dear in
dulgre therein. The art of being agree a
tile and looking no IN an rethetical aortal
aiHvimpl kali men t Ho in Igo to aec the
j none inaehiuint He amlle* all ovor, |
and at ouce e bo htm a good euetomer.
1 rather, in a nasal way, pooh-pooh htm.
Mowing and ncruptug, and sqnecxiiig
hia band# like a polite ogre, he ap-
I |-roadi en and pertly say* : "An aqui
liue will unit you, air." 1 disdain to re
ply, but take up hia photograph book of
restored or reformed uoaea. May the
i aauctity of all privacy pardon law, but ;
the flrat photograph I see is labeled
Mr. , Baltimore, 0. 8. A." Well
there i a uaaal balm in thia Uilead of *
the Citie du Retire, and at ouce I feel at
! home. " Pray, BIT," I boldly aaked, '
. " what ia your process V With a acien
tiflc ailonce, a " m gbtv mute manner,"
aa John Randolph, of Roanoke, im<d to
nay, the nose dealer place# hi# hand on
my forehead aud pata it affectionately
like Profeeaor Fowler, the phreuologiat.
" Good froutal cuticle, *|>aoe large, hair
falling down in freedom ; you eau afford
jto have a real Roman, air " But tell
me how?" " Well, air, we cut an angle
■ of the frontal cuticle, that i# to aay, an
angle ttpmde down of the forehead akin,
aud bring it from the apex over the
n<>e, aud by applying thia lotion, that I
i halve, three angneuui aud that plaater,
and three baudagee, and three Waahea,
and the folio wing rulea of friction, and
thia preemption of diet, and three rulea
iof everciae, in three months yon are
another man with another noec " Yes,
I quietly think, there oau be no poani
h# doubt about that, whatever aort the
other man and other nose may lie.
" Auyttaog elms, monaieur?" I aak.
Looking at me aa a tailor does when he
contract# to taakca aix toot mau a auit
of clothes at a boy's price, the voluble
•• we " adda : " ire, to a man of power- ,
ful physique, like jou, air, we command
dumb be 11 a, ahoulder-tioard*, gymnastic
cxcrciaea, the <v>u#amiDg of a agar and
wafer only byway of drink (it imparts
brilliancy to the eye*, aud a good none
au l bad eye* are a failure), and the lib
eral eaUn'g of flreh giving food, aud -
then air. what a pleasing prraowa' f"
I" And the ©ret of attoh a uoae -a Ro
in-ti. a full lhsnaii ? ' "(July |k)o,
air." I bow and retire with my own
uoae, and mentally embrace all the #nf
freer* that ever came out of the Citie
du Retire, and heartily shake hauda with
all the cork-legged men, condoling with
them that they are not completely of the
same fleah aud blood with myself and
other deformed ones, and 1 mentally
' kick out the powders, Columbian lialma,
banJoliocs, ingenious paddiuga, fearful
ly and won dm ally made, and deter
mine to gii through life aa I am, but
never omitting to note on uoeea to
order, aa well a other matters, orderly
and disorderly.
Journalism in Ureal Britain.
There ia a provincial newspaper so
ciety, i Htahlisiied in 1880, which Ims its
hi adquartera at No. 7 Wins-office court.
Fleet street, London. Its object is to
promote the welfare of the ** country "
paper*— those of Kngland, Wales Scot
land, Ireland, etc.—by making editors
aud proprietors acquainted with each
other ; also to watch the acta of parlia
ment, and to exercise a careful sneer
vision over doubtful advertisers and ad
vertising agents. Its officers are deck
ed annually. Admisaiou fae, J5 ; annu
al subscription, 85. The members meet
in May, but their secretary keep* a
record of all the proceedings, aud issues
monthly circulars to the adhering editors
and proprietors.
There are eleven telegraphic sad
pre** association a, all established in
London but one. The list includes
Renter's telegram company, and several
organisation* to collect news, write let
ters, ditorisl aud foreign correspuiid
enoe. There are tonrteao morning and
five evening, and 327 weekly, semi
weeklv and monthly papers in London.
There are 1,006 daily, semi-weekly,
weekly and monthly paper*in the Brit
ish provinces, fifty-six to the Welsh
provinces, 16H hi Hcothujd. 140 in Ire
land, five in the Isle of Man, eight in
Jersey and six in Guernsey.
There are 600 niagaxiues review* and
periodical*, or monthly and weekly mag
axine*, in Great Britain. Anil there are
120 quarterly reviews in Groat Britain.
This catalogue does not inolnde all;
but it only illustrates the labor and
money expended in transient and peri
odica? literature in Great Britain, ont
"tilti the incalculable mass of standard
Now, taking up this ruaaaof rending
matter in one country —an aggregate of
1,700 newspajH'rs of all grades and 720
magazine* aud reviews of all grades
let us glance at the interests they rep.
resent, aud the so>jeets they discus* ;
snd here you hsve an insight into the
marvelous aptitudes and eccentricities
of human intellect. Home of the coun
try newspapers are verv old. The Bath
tfironicfr. wa* established in 1757; the
Bstb Hcratd in 1?92 ; B rmingham
(latrftr hi 1741 ; Boston Hazrttf, 1780;
Bristol M' ecsrw, 1790; Bnoj and Nor
wie.h t\mt, 1782 ; Carlisle .lomrnal.;
IT'.W; Chelmsford Chronicle. 1764
Hark Lane Journal, 1787; Coventry
■St ami aid, 1741 ; Cumberland Pacgut L,
1774 ; Exeter Flying Pott, 1763; t|>*-
wieli Journal, 1725; lens l*s Sfcroury
1718; Northampton M rrury, 1720;
U •adiug (Berk* eountv) Mrreurj/. 1723;
Fv'ng fotl, 1736 ; Worcester Journal,
We have newspapers devoted to brew
era, bakers, horse*, bicycles, photog
raphy, builders, bullion, capital.
Catholics, chemistry, ohnrch bell*,
court gossip, farm, field, finance, flab,
fire. Free M*auus, furniture, grocers,
gardens, insurance, justice, law, leather,
live-stock, meat, m< dicine, millers,
money, mince and music. Then we have
nature and naval affairs; oil and orohen
tra; new* and nm-conformists; pictures
and poor laws; printers and primitive
Moth, abate; referee and the rock; schools
and shoes; spiritualist* aud sport; tem
perance ami tin trnmpet; war and the
watchman; wine and the world. Then
for specialties: magazines devoted to
the linen and flax trade; to billiards; to
breeding and feeding cattle; to shells;
to cricketers; music fur brass hands; to
working girla; to hair-dremera and per
fumers; to hatters and umbrella-makers;
to watches and watchmakers; to yacht
ing; to time tables; to marriage and
conjugal felicity; to matrimonial adver
tisements; to jMxbgroes and armorial
grants; anti-tobaooo; to identity of the
British nation to the ten lost tribes; to
the repeal of the contagious diseases
act; to the mineral-water trade; the
organ of tho jewelers and silversmiths.
Philadelphia Press.
Winter clothing is desirable, bnt m
slippery weather every man should wear
his fall suit.
TERMW: 52.00 a Year, in JVdvanoo.
Uesall St a Trtl tar nhaatlaa a -Maa
HI rail as Faarkaa.
lteferring to the cloae uf tbe TVnuehiil
murder trial, a letter from Washington,
IV. *avs ; Tbe facta in lb* caae are
brirfh the** : On the evening of August
I'd, I*7*, William MaNutt, aged twenty
six, went to tbe tdachamilh shop of
laaae Patch, in ilonatoavilla, and ppe
Cooed that they shonld goto Mr, Tanne
ill's peach orchard, about five and a
half mi la* distant, and g*t some peach
ns. The proposition was agreed to, and
tliey set out in a one-borae wagon On
the way they passed the bouae of Samu
el White, ano persuaded Joseph Me-
Nutt, who was working at White's, to
aoeoinpanv Uiem. The three arrived at
Tsunehill's s little before nine v. M. lu
passing the TauuehHl house they saw a
window raised and a light burning, and
tiitvefore drove past tbe orchard, hiteb
d the horse s short distance in the
wood, near the road, and waited nearly
half an hour for the Tannehills to re
tire. From the wpod they went to the
orchard. They had not been there more
than a minute, as Joseph McXutt and
Patch testify, before a shot was fired.
None of them knew from what directum
it came. The three jumped over the
fence and ran laughing np the road.
After they had run a abort distance
William McXutt began to stagger and
then fell by tbe roadside. Patch hur
ried for a neighbor, and in ahout half
an hour tbey bad brought Ahe wagon
and started borne, but William died on
the way. Tbe tnau that fired the abot
was Jo\in Tannehill. In lea* than bve
minute* after the shooting he returned
to the house, and, ou being asked if he
had seen auy person, aaid that be had
seen three men in tbe orohard and had
shot to scare them away. He did not
know that he had abut any one until tbe
next morning.
The shouting created much excite
ment, and there was some talk of lynch
ing Tannohiß. who was arreated and
released on bail. At the trial there
was a strong array of counsel on !>oth
sides. Tue defense sbosed that Tsu
uehiil did not see the man ; that he did
not about with intent to kill; that pub
lic sentiment applauds a man for de
fending his property in this way from
nocturnal thtrvea and plunderers, and
proved the unexceptionable good char
acter of Tauueliili. The proaecntion
i held that Tannehill carelessly, if not
purposely, abot in the direction of tbe
thieves, knowing tliem to be al>out;
that it was s criminal uffenae so to do,
aud tliat the law give* no man tbe right
to defend his property by such violent
means. Hie jury, after a delilteration
of aix hour*, rendered a verdict of 44 man
slaughter. "
Presidents af tbe tailed States.
The following is a list of the presi
dent* of the (jilted H'Htes, from Wash
ington down, with the date ut their
birth, inauguration and death.
1. <J >rge Wasfciogt in, of Virginia,
boru FfbrSurt 22. 1732; rlwld wm
matnier-in-ohief ot tbe ooetim*nta) msjr
u> 1775 : first inaugurated, M p resident,
m tbe city of New York, April .30; se
cond inauguration,iD 1793; di*it Decem
ber 14, 1799, aged siity-eiglit year*.
2. John Adams, of Massachusetts,
born in 17745; inaugurated March 4,
1797 ; <lid July 4, 1826, aged ninety
3. Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia,
lv>rn in 1743; first inaugurated in
Washington, in 1801 ; second inaugura
tion in IHGS; died July 4, 1826, aged
eighty-two Tears. .
A James Madison, of Virginia, born
in 1761; flrat inaugurated in IK)9 ; sec
ond inauguration in 1813.; died in 1837,
aged ytiara.
5. J tinea Monroe, of Virginia, bora
in 1750 ; flrat inaugurated in 1817 ; se
oood inauguration in 1821 ; died in 1831,
aged sevwitv-two years.
6. John Qniney Adams, of Massa
chusetts, born in 1767 ; inaugurated in
1825 ; died in 1848, aged eighty yeara.
7. Andrew Jackson, of Tennessee,
born 1767 ; flrat inangnr a ted in 1829
second inauguration in 1833 ; died in
1845, aged seventy eight years.
8. Martin Van Ruren, of New York,
born in 1782 ; inaugurated in 1837;
died in 1862, aged eighty years.
9. William Henry Harrison, of Ohio,
born in 1773; inaugurated in 1841 ;
died in office, April, 1811, aged sixty
eight yeara.
10. John Tyler, of Virginia, born in
1790; elected VM- president, and in
augnrated as president in April. 1841 ;
died in 1882, aged seventy-two yeara.
11. Janxw K. Polk, of Tennessee,
I Kirn in 1796 ; inaugurated in 1845;
died in 1849, aged fifty-four years.
12. Zacharv Taylor, of Louisiana,
born in 1784; inaugurated in 1849;
died in office in 1850, aged aixty-six
13. Millard Fillmore, of New York,
born in 1800 ; elected rice-president in
1848, sn.l insngnrated as president on
the death of General Tavlor, in 1850 ;
died March 8, 1874, aged seventy-four
14. Franklin Pierce, of New Hamp
shire, born in 18 4; insngnrated in
1853; died in 1869, aged sixty-five
15. James Buchanan, of Pennsyl
vania, born in 1791; insngnrated in
1857 ; died in 1864, aged seventy-seven
16. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois,
b->rn ID 18 '9 ; flrat inaugnra'ed in 1861 ;
second inauguration in 1865 ; assaaai
listed April 14, 1865, agt>l fifty-six
17. Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee,
horn in 1808; elected vice-president,
and insngnrated as president in April,
1865; died Jnly 31, 1875, aged sixty
seven veers.
19 iPljm** S. Grant, of Illinois, horn
in 1822; first inauguration in 1889;
second inauguration n 1873 ; term ex
pired 4th of March, 1877.
Kiting the Bay a Start.
A lonesome looking boy waa yester
day hanging aronnd a wo>d-yard in the
northern part of the city, when the
owner of the yard, having both eharity
and philanthropy for boys with tears in
their eyea, asked the lad why he didnt
peddle apples or do something to earn a
few ahillinga. The boy replied that he
had no capital, aad the wood-yard man
took ont a niokel, aDd said :
" Now, my boy, I'm going to start
yon in life. Take this nickel and go
and make a purchase of something or
other. I'll buy it-of yon for ten cent*,
no matter what it is. Come, now, let's
see what sort of a business head yon
have on yon."
The boy took the nickel and went off,
bnt in ten minutes was back with a gal
lon jag which he had purchased with
the nickel.
" Well, you are a keener," replied
the man. " I never saw one of those
sold leas than fifteen cents to any one.
I wan't snch a jog, and here's its fair
price. Go now and lay ont your fifteen
canta in apple* and I'll buy half yoor
The boy did not return. Perhaps he
fell into a sower somewhere ; but yon
can't make the wood-yard man believe
so. When he lifted the jng from under
the table where the boy had carefully
C laced it, he fonnd a hole in the bottom
irge enough to let in a black and tan
terrier. — Detroit Free Press.
V „A' I "1*
MAtUKATINtt TttfklM.
iih ml ate nerteoa FeeM*
Tm tm ladte.
The Cardiff Matt aaya : Tba follawiu
mtract from a latter written lay Dundee
geutleautn, manager of the roewnjv
formed lUnK.rn.ti tea garden- in tte
province of Assam, abowa ttet tte p*o
uaaro m tea planting tef
in addition UJ their hard wort :
It l. with great regret that I ba*a lo
report a tel ooeurrrmeo that teijlaa*
at lUofaft* three days ago- Throe
Morhir wen wars cuUtng J OU f I
uar.UirT to opening out, whan I left m>
nnlru on Monday at 11:90 A. MS* LAM half an hour'aiterwaid ■ ti|ff *d
<ten!y .prang oat, struck one <ff <hf> "j
a blow the head, which partially
tijpij caught him bj tba throat,
and dragged him Out of llgot [ .
This happened about four beolrai
rarda in front of the lines at the Oariis
reaa, am <4 whom aaw tba whole uopar
reeoe. Every one. Madura and Cache
roes, why were working nmt, fled from
the spot, and two man onme over two
bnura afterward and gar# mm informa
tion. Leviek, Blank well and I kwt au
tune m K<tng ever. We loand and fol
lowed up the track for over 450 yarda in
the jungle, when we came tqon the
lody, minna n leg. It WM toe Into to
get n "chang" erected, m thero were
no tree, at hand, and. ontfonataly, we
ooald not manage to procure poiaofk
N. it day we went out on the Sama
goorie " hiti " (elephant), beat In circtei
round the body, which bad bwe dragged
fifty Tarda further, minus both leg#,
and in thick, hate jangle, of twmty
feet in height. We hung about, keattug
for hours, bat ooald neither hear nor
we anything of tha tiger. It waa moat
annoying that we had no poison, for a
tietter ehanee of destroying Una man*
rotor could nut be had. lam g -uing an
old mw tied every evening at the edge
of the jangle, in hope, of hi* taking the
bait—that ia. coming for the ouw to en
able ua to shoot him. The unfortunate
Mrokir wma one of my beet workera
regular in hia all en dance, and generally
giving me two "haxreee " per day.
He ia the fourth victim within the laat
throe months that hsa fallen to this man
eating tiger, and all the " kilia " have 1
taken place within a mile aod a half of
my ooroponn iat Rangamali, Hie eu
tomary royalty for a tiger'a aknll ia
twentv-flve mpeea. Lenck and t will
ourselves add twenty-five, and I have
requested the deputy oommwakmer to
grant fifty ranee, (tu ell 100 rupee.) for
this brute', destruction. It erwansttist
there are a tiger and t great in the part
of Haagamati which I atn now eleMiag.
However, fortunately, there ia enough
jungle, oat, fired, and ready lor hoeing,
eo that the Cechareea will not be de
tained in their work.
The place abounds with wild animals.
A panther earned away a dog from the
■toor of a coolie's tint (n Uw lines); a
wild elephant cbarod the Meckire from
cutting bamboo.; and I, myself, while
walking from N moi, suddenly found
myself U yarda from a fall-grown bear,
which detai'nol nie for about fivem tintm.
However, after the place ia oisaved,
hoed an t planted, there will be a small
cover left.
Iksmm Lilwr I'frtwwi bjr Bras.
Nectar ik the Iwm applied by botan
ists to the sweet-tasting fluul which is
secieted within the hope of flowed ; and
the object gamed to plant* by ita prve
eooe is that insert*, indnoed to visit
flowers lor its sake, are useful to tha
plants by effecting a cross fertiliaaUoa.
an additional amount of vigor being
thus conferral on the seed* which sub
sequently results in contrast with the
en I effect*, produced by continuous
"breeding in and in." The farmarion
of nectar m observed to take place moat
frtniy iu hot weather, and to be prevent
ed by cold at wet So great economy i
exercised by the plant that it is only
formed st file time when uiaaota' visits
would be beneficial, that is, when the
anthers are ripe and shedding their pol
len, or when the stigma i* mature and
ready to receive pollen. By biologists
the visits of been, butterflies, and uthsr
insect* are believed to bave exercised in
i past time an important influence in
modifying the sine, shape, oolor, etc., ol
flower*, Nectar 1* of course the source
1 wheoee bee* derive honey, but it ah
afford* food to many kinds of insects
which do not possess the same habit as
the former of storing it up. Professor
Alexander S. Wilaou, of Glasgow, has
recently investigated the amount* of su
gar contained in the nectar of various
flowers, and laid the results of liis la
bors before tlie British association. Be
extracted the nectar with water, ac I de
termined the sugar before and after in
version by mean* of Falling's copper
solution. From his table of analyses,
which for onr present purposes It is un
necceaary to reproduce here, we select
clover as an example. He found that,
approximataly, 100 heads of rwd clover
vield 0 8 gramme of sugar, or 125 give
1 gramme (16 grain*), or 125,000 1 kilo
(2 1 5 lbs) of sugar; and a* each bead
contains about 60 floret* (125,000x80),
7.500 000 distinct flower tube* must be
sucked in enter to obtain t 1 5 lbs. of
•agar. Now as honey, roughly, may be
seal to oootain 75 per cent, sugar, we
have 1 kilogramme (2 1 5 lbs.) equiws
lentios.6oo,oooflowers in round num
bers, or, suy, two and a half Bullions of
visits for one pound of houey. This
b<>ws what au am axing s mount of labor
the bees must perform, for their indus
try would thn* appear to be indispensa
ble to their very exist en oe.— Scientific
Par Mas Rata.
The meet numerous, although cer
tainly not the most popular animals iu
Paris, era the rata. They ahoun •it all
etreet gutter* end there i* hardly a
house bet what is inteeted with them.
A* aono as night c>rae thee eome creep
ing oat by the thousand* from fhe-r
biding places and eeek their sabaistMiee
on the heaps of offal and among the
garbage before the boose doom. Ou
these excnraiona many of these animals
lose their lives, for the Parisians wage a
continual warfare with the celestial ro
Bat imspits of all parseentioos with
fire and water, with dogs, poison, trace,
and oinbe, tbey increase so rapidly that
each animal killed is soon replaced by
several others. Well, the rat is aleb an
object of industrial ex donation*. "Hiey
are not only killed by the wholesale, iu
order to get their skins, but tbey are
alo captured alive to engage in fierce
Very few people know that, as in
London, rat-fights take place also in
Paris. There are individunls in Paris
who feed the captured rats, and then go
with a few dosen of them and a number
of rat-terriers to the lovers of this sport,
when they engage iu bloody cam bate
with the dogs which always coats them
their lives iu spite of the most heroic
defense. These com bate generally take
place in tha ateliers of the animal paint
ers, and the impresario of the hapless
four-footed troupe is richly rewarded.
That was a bltter-sonled man who
said to his enemy : " I wish you had
1,000 countries, and each country one
thousand cities, and each city 1,000
streets, and each Btreot 1,000 houses,
and each bouse 1,000 beds, and that
yoa would have to lie in each of those
1,000 beds 1,000 years, with the moat
fearful toothache.
The Haowßirn
months IIIM abed,
i v Aai ma If H* ■■ 11%
mam ma mam an deep,
4od tbs #•*•
" Aad tba hldm daad,
la* tba abtoa ara O' or tmt
I Oray ud gloomy. rnam ate waul.
Ate tte Mfttag mow t drtfttng
Thiwgh tea air.
Tte*, ted anow-drtfta Uto.
Though tte bear an baaa,
; Oomaa tba MOW- tod krtd,
la tte winter'* aotd ,
Quick, ate route, ate MgM.
Light te Map* aaroastte mow,
OUN ha net *R wtads tte* Maw.
Though tte alfting MOW te drifting
Through tte air.
Dora ted Oateb, te rtrtbew.
' Items at Iff t
A tiny tMng-A fork.
France levies U *■•
An unpopular daemaksir—Mia. Film
The bedouins eat loeuata tried in but
A well-known country—The oil re
An fngennrma mind fuels in unmerit
ed praise the bitterest reproof.
They bare at the university of Ley
den aa oyster shell whieh weighs 180
Any man pay* 100 muck for his whis
tle who baa to wet it fifteen or twenty
times a day.
It ja now believed that every hooey
fgjwm has not only a man but a woman
a it aa well.
There are 7,000 workman employed
in Takto, Japan, ia making safety
matches alone.
• <oa this point I am vary uneasy"
m the fly roid to th* boy who had aknek
efria through ktm.*
In Oblna the agricultural laborer is
a eort of aristocrat Pablio opinion pate
him above the mechanic.
Far of ail ad words that evar warn was wrtt-
Tini JSim vrajfeei. "T'f— "•* "
TMawampaw _%atey Ifcruid.
An English agricultural paper re
ports farmer aa having planted six
hundred wit ties of potatoes the pert
ii menn.
The difference bet ween a good farm
and a boor hr very simple, and w |urt
this : The farm ia cultivated, and the
boor teat
A men ia Santa Barbara county,
California, ia making a living by clear
ing farms of aquirrrta at ten eanta an
acre, and guarantees thorough work.
At Pulaaka. H. Y. f on a Saturday
night, the fioor at a stable fell and left
five tied cowe banging by the seek.
When found on Sunday morning they
were aO deed.
The man who steps on a grope akin
sad etta down cm tbr lag. baa one chanoe
out of thirty-two millions of discovering
the perawn arho ate the grapes.— Detroit
free /Veal.
There ia aa oak tree ia Yexaa, upon
which have been grafted apnga at pine,
bollv, dogwood, du, tab, walnut, ap
ple " and peach. The apnga have all
badded and give promise of thrift.
M<mt Blaoe has a cold in it# head,
lint Etia Area up it you even hint that
i hare is aa eruption at ita m elk Tula
,ia a rm>n i.tein.wis etatemMit, but it comes
from the rte-pand rugged path of truth.
•• How many people have gooe to de
struction over these terrible falls P Mid
a gentleman to a temperanoe lecturer at
Niagara. ** A great many more have
been destroyed by the little cask-aids,"
roeponded the teetotaler.
B.lata ia the name of a gnm obtained
from the bully-tree, whist* flourishes on
the baokji <rf fbeAmat ® and Ortnooo
rivers, iu Booth America. It said to
' be equal to gotta p,-reha, and will be a
lval to thai article of oommerce.
What we know of stellar distances
make* our a* stow seem like a group of
island* id a set asa, far removed from
other buds. &-{*■ 2.775.000 000
mil— from the son; and the nearest star
11* mora than 7,000 times as far!
Woman are like tulips; the mora
modest ami retiring tbev are the better
wtf love them. " Tea," added Snod-
I grass, " and men are like bugles ; the
mora brass they contain the farther you
can hear them."
Condor banters are warmly welcomed
by inhabitants of the South American
sierras, as the birds commit great havoc
among the herds. Waiting till the
mother of a calf to at some distance from
her offspring, they will swoop down and
strike the young animal to the ground,
immediately ripping out ita tongue to
prevent it from raising any alarm. In a
few minntas nothing but the skeleton is
A young man aeods us a long easay on
"The True Aim of Journalism. " We
haven't rami the artaeic, but suppose
the autboc. like almost every one else,
Brefers8 refers the Smith k Wesson, navy sua,
'a 44 caliber, to any other pistol In
this locality, especially, is the aim of
the iouraalist of the graataat importance,
and the man whose hand shakes and
who oaa't hit an outraged community's
•bird vest button three times oat of five
has no business trying to ran s paper in
California.— Sun FraneUtm Nam-*-Lot
One night last week, at a party m
Torooto, a yewag man wsa frightening
oi the young ladies toy a daring
exhibition of a revolver, when the wea
!pe-r was sceideiitilly discharged, the
bn* entering the young man's side,
ißflicting s serioaa wound. We have
i said a great many harsh thing* about
ttires young man whose revolvers oon
laln more than their heeds, but we re
tract everything now. At laat u ravo. *er
has been found that knows which man
to shoot. May his tribe increase.
I Burlington Hawiryc.
Best is act quitting
Beat is the tiring
Of asif tor oast sphere-
Tte the brack * motion.
Otaar without strife,
Fleeting to osaan,
After this Mfa
Tm taring and serving
The highest sad bast.
TU onward, unswerving,
And this is true rest
Advertising fsr a Husband.
A New York paper faoehooalv ob
serves : Advertising for hm-bands snd
wives we had supposed to be confined to
the Western nations ; hot it seems that
tbey understand the peculiar art also in
the* East A yoang woman in Goa, a
maritine eitv of India, has adopted a
novel method of securing a matrimonial
partner. She haa posted in the muni
cipal chamber an announcement that a
young lady of eighteen, of good position
and comely appesranoe, having an an
nual income of 1,500 xerafias, wishes to
wed a man who understands English
and Portuguese (she herself is of Portu
guese descent), and the metrical system
lof accounts, and has an income of 1,000
xeraima. She adds that on a given day,
at noon, she will walk through the prin
cipal street* with a green umbrella in
her right hand end a green handkerchief
in her left, after which she will, at a cer
tain place, receive proposals from suitors
in person, and select him she likes best.
The latest advices from Qoa are earlier
than the date of her proposed prome
1 nade, and we await intelligence as to the
1 result thereof with burning expectation.
1 We are confident that a young woman
with ao much enterprise, energy and
audacity will have a number of suitors,
who mnht be attracted, if not by her
look* and carriage, at least by her green
umbrella and green handkerchief. It
ia pleasant to observe that the is ao
particular about the metrical system,
I full knowledge of which is indispensa
ble to a well regulated husband. Men
I unacquainted wita the system often
[make wretched husbands; bat a man
who baa the the metrical system at his
finger-ends never feils in the fullest per
foraaaoe o! his eonnnbiel defy.