The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, March 27, 1879, Image 1

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Following i* oopv of Hon. Ooorgo bunt'*
sonnet. whn-b WM r*i *t HIP prorPUUtion of
Ihp Utne of Wellington to the City of Nsw
bnrrport, Ms—
" Tbronghont the woriil. among ,lhe *oll* of
Wh*t fame like ttiino, beyond the ronoh of
Herooo anil king*. by history'* supple i-ou
Emblwonod ft*ml. too oftoiwt for onnifl;
But thy pore record, gonoron* and sub
Hevcaii- noatain nor blot, th light to mar
That shine* through all those living tine*
that ohow
How honest lintf we thy guiding .tar;
* In the hard present, patient. and afar
Seeing the glorion* future * radiant bow .
Great in the Held, and "in the chair of *Ut<N
Won for thy country * honor, simply great ;
Thy country saw thae eluefeet WIMI,
The world prwlainnal —' lVhold the chief
of men
Which Way I
Children, atop your play.
And tell me which way
shall take to reach the city on the htlL
First the girl.
With a smile
•■This way;
Through the wood*, across the stile.
By a brook where wild flower* grow.
Where the bird* sing sweet and low ,
Then you forget it 1# so far.
And how tired yon are.
For the calm rests you. make* you still.
If yon take this way to Uio city on the hill."
Then the boy.
With a frown: t
" This way;
By the mill and through the iowu
Von wtll see the soldiers there.
Hear the drums and pas* to fair .
Then you forget the way us long
W hie yon walk m the throng.
For the ncis*> waii - you, niaku* you thrill,
When yon go this vnay to the citv cn the hill- *
The Tile-Room at Deadwood.
For twenty years the old mansion at
IVadwood, with its gabies, mnllioncd
doorways and embayed windows, had
stexvi unoccupied. C dossal elms swept
orer it, rank' shrubbery hiil us lower
windows, and lush grasses and w-x\ls
swamped the garden, yet still the place
was beautiful* It is said to have been
bmit after s magnificent estate iu
Wales; bnt no one remember**! its
origin. It stood on a great hillside
overlooking the sen, and sailors and
boatmen going by always looked up at
it as something picturesque aud grand.
The mansion stood solitary, yer was
bnt half a mile from the village by the
river crossing the plain beneath, and
when, after this great trial of iu uiae
strnctiblcness, human life appeared
there, it was immediately ehacovwred by
the surprised villagers. Half a score
of men had mowe-d their way up the
front door, had set every chimney
smoking from the great fires built be
low, hod hacked and hewed mercilessly
at the overgrowth of intrusive shrub
bery, and finally a carriage bad come
bringing a fair young girl with a mulat
to attendant.
" I think it's—it'a fearsome like, don'l
yon, Miss Queenie?"
"Nonsense; it's delightfully antique
and romantic. Only I'm not going to
live in the dark. Tell the men to cut
down those locusts, Patty; they shut
out the sua and are wonu-taU u beside.
Oh, its going to be lovely here. Patty '
I'll have those walka leading down to
the gate just biasing with tulips in a
" What will you do for company, Miss
"Oh, Gtfy is coming the first of
It was early in April then. The brave
voung heiress of Deadwood took bravely
hold of the work in hand. She called
the sunlight in through curtains of white
lace. She hung the chamber wads with
rose-colored paper. She spread bright
rags over the biackwahiut floors and
filled the rooms with graceful bamboo
and softly cushioned furniture. And
when her" little dot was quite exj-euded
upon further details of china, books and
statu**, the girl sat down to enjoy the
home ate had made.
It was the first she hail ever had; and
already her homeless life rested in it
with a feeling of satisfaction which had
been found in no other source.
" I am glad Guy is poor, because now
I can give him a home with myself,"
she mnrmnred over her wedding clothes,
which she was embroidering. "He shall
have a buggy, aud pick np a nice prac
tiee at the village; and so we have out
good prospects alter aiL"
For the matrimonial prospects of these
yonng people of eighteen and twenty
two had looked doleful, very doleful,
until the woman suddenly rose equal to
the emergency.
"Deadwood is mine, you aay, Mr.
Quills f" she said to the lawver.
" Tee."
" Aii.i it ttuui sen and won't let. Aud
I have ouly five hundred dollars of iu
terest money in bank stock V
" Just so."
" Then I will live at Deadwood."
" Alone?"
"Well, yes, for the present; Patty
and I," with a smile, swe* t, yet quizzi
cal, at the old lawyer's dismayed face.
So far all had succeeded bettor than
she bad dreamed possible. She had
made the old mansion habitable and
pleasant; and now if the fallow land
were brought under a man's hand, the
hitherto unprofitable piecOf property
might even yield an income for Miss
Elinor St. Edgar and tier husband, Mr.
Quill declared.
Hut the thing* everybody e*pect sel
dom do happen sifter all, and the things
nobody expected to transpire are aiwuys
confronting us. After a blithe letter of
invitation from his lady-love, Guy Blon
del arrived at D-adwood one fine May
day, and found Queenie, as everybody
called her, so pale, so grave, so almost
speechless, that he was dumbfounded.
" Not a single smile yet, Queenie ?
Why, what has come over you f Have
you seen a ghost ?"
The girl winced as if he had struck
"You do not believe in ghosts,
" Certainly not; no sensible person
does. But what has changed you so,
Queenie? You chill and astonish me,
yon have altered so in a few weeks! And
I expected to find you perfectly trium
phant over your success, and ready to
obey your directions and tarn farmer
doctor at once."
" Guy, we can never be married."
"Queanie I"
" Something has happened to change
all my pleasant hopes, Guy—something
straDge and unexpected, yet none the
less conclusive." Then Queenie told
her story.
" One of the rooms, Guy, I have not
touched or altered—an apartment on
the ground-floor, facing the north,
finished with tile, and so cold, dark and
gloomy that I found it quite a hopeless
matter to make it healthy and pleasant.
Yet it is a handsome room, with inlaid
floor and tiles of such great worth that
I wonder the old mansion hss not been
broken into and pillaged of them.
Probably no one about here knows their
worth. But, as I say, I left the tile
parlor unchanged, even from the cob
webs and yows growing against the win
dows. But it is the only unpleasant
place in tb*e house, and its neighbor
hood to the bright little sitting-room I
have made has never troubled me.
" One chilly, rainy night less than a
week ago, and after I wrote you to come,
I sat reading by the bright hearth-fire
of mv sitting-room until nearly twelve
o'clock. Patty was asleep in a little
room leading from it which is directly
beneath my chamber, and the other two
servants, housemaid and man, were
asleep in their rooms in another part of
the house. I had told Patty not to sit
up ; yet when it grew midnight the sol
itude of the great bouse weighed on me
a Httle, and T felt loth to go up to my
chamber. Finally I wrapped myself in
mv dressing-gown and lay down on a
couch before the hearth, knowing that
the great wood fire would keep the
room warm till morning. I had lain
there but a moment, I think, when I
heard a voioe in the room say, ' Look
FKED. KURTZ, Kditor and Proprietor.
I under the health of the parlor.' It was
so distinct ii voice that the room sexuneJ
■to echo with it. 1 don't know why 1
did us I did do ; 1 should thought 1
would haws beau afraid ; bnt 1 sprang
np. cattghtii light from the table, cross
ed the hall and opatiixl the door of the
"Poor little Queenie! You had over
exerted yourself, aud your brain had
grown excited aud nnsettl\l."
" But, Guy, 1 knelt down it* tha' dark
! room by the hearth and paused my hand
j over the smooth tiles. Alinuat instantly
1 fouud that one was loose. It was
small, and I priest it up with a hairpin.
Here beneath lav small, yellow, foiled
paper. I stares! at it a moment, thou
t.vk it out, aud seeing, as 1 expected,
that it was covered writing. 1 only
stopped to lock once more around the
•;!eu! black parlor, thou hurried back to
my sitt iug-nx>in.
"lib. Guv. it was no coincidence, my
; finding a paper iu thai place I The
patx ris el the ntn a-t urq rtauee. V. u
t tuav sec that for yourself. Here it is,
ami r:\ing, Queenie took it front ore of
tuo comer cabinets -ecured to the wall,
aud placed it iu Guy's hand. A bit of
j coarse, yellow parchment, the ehirog
raphy quaint, the ink fiuhxl; but it was
the written eoufcswou of one Gilbert
Sr. Edgar that the estate of Deadwood
had been wrongfully obtained, aud that
he had wrongfully defrauded the right
ful line of inheritance; and he further
more besought arid instructed the find
era of the paper, which he declared
hidden under the hearth of the tile
jatrior for safe preservation a few days
before his death, to restore the iil
gottru estate of Deadwood to its rightful
inheritors. Guy Blondel's scholarly
face grew grave aud a trifle paler a.- he
read. Anticipating what it boded for
hiui, he made a strong effort for self
" Queeuie, dear Qneeuie, you surely
don't mean that yon are goiug to give
up Deadwood and" all our hopes for this
j old scrap of paper! "
" Deadwood ts not mine, Gay."
I "Oh, Queenie, don't plunge yourself
into after-poverty and separate us for
! this unsubstantial idea ! "
" I will not, if it is unsubstantial,
! Guy. I hope it may prove so. Let us
j both hope so, and be happy, at least un
til we find out," saul the girl, mskiug
an effort to stave off her own discourage
ment. She was full of pitv, too, for the
pain of the young heart all hers iu its
freshness and strength Yet nothing
overcame the power of that honest
blood which had come with the strong
bine eyes. She held firm day after day,
, only replying to Guy's pleadings:
" Dead wo* ii must be mine, Guy. If
it is not mine, I do not want it. It
would never be home else."
At last Mr. Quill, who had been sent
for, came.
, Qneeme withheld the story of her
' dream, as Guy called it, bnt inquired,
as quietly as possible, as to the exist
ence of Gilbert St. Edgar.
" Oh. yes, my dear; your great-great--
uncle. I never saw him, of course, but
my father remembers him."
" I have a reason for wanting to see
his penmanship, Mr.Qaiii," said Queen
ie. "Do you ttiink there is any iu ex
,' istence t"
, • " Oh, yes; I know there is. My un
cle, who was a friend of his, left a
quantity of old paper- and letters,
among which are written bills of this
same Gilbert St. Edgar. I'll look when
I go home, and send yon a specimen of
the old man's chirography. Very inte -
es-ting, these old relics, Miss St. Ed
And Mr. Qaill partook of a delicious
tea and rode back to town, never dream
ing of the strained and anxious young
hearts he hail left behind him.
Two days later, inclosed in a facetious
note inquiring when the wedding was to
be, arrived from Mr. Qtill a bit of yel
i low paper signed by Gilbert St. Eig .r.
With the oolor ebbing from cheek and
! lips, Queeuie and Guy compared it to
i the parchment taken from the hearth of
the tile parlor; for it was identical, and
the ame peLmambip. There could be
' no doubt.
" And now, Queenie ?"
(* " Now all hope is at an end; at least
for iuog years, Guy. But wo may get
rich bv-and-bye, and then "
Tried beyond endurance he flung the
slender hand from his own. The next
moment he turned with cry of
remorse, an 1 snatched the girl from the
: floor. She had fainted.
Ho never gave way after that. No
more anger or reproaches. Ho realized
[ that Queenie, too, suffered, and tried to
I comfort and suata'a her.
[ The sad days went by. Queenie bid
■ the dainty wedding garments even from
■ her own eye*.
i At length one evening—the last even
ing—a carriage whirled np the. drive.
The occupant, drenched with rain,
sprang into the house and the room.
" Lxcnse my wet coot —ram right in
jmy face all the way. Oh, hang prelim
inaries! Here are you young folk -
making yourselves miserable; both look
as if you'd hail a fit of sioknets; and—
and—why, by Ooorge, Miss St. Edgar,
old Gilbert St. Edgar was as mad ss
a March hare, and finally killed
I himself in-that tile parlor!" shouted
■ Mr. Quill. "I didn't tell yon liefore—
sort of hated to dash a brave young
thing like you; but they said the house
was haunted, and a room where a sui
cide ha* been committed is an ngly
- neighbor to a lady's boudoir ! But bless
my aoul! this old parchment ain't
worth shucks—not worth shucks, my
dear Miss Ht. Edgar. He never de
frauded anybody of Deadwood. Ho in
herited it from his brother, as honest a
man as ever lived. I've looked up the
pfOofa— been throe days about it—and
' then came back as quick an I could to
; let you know the truth. Hang that old
j tile parlor I Heat it up! Tear it down !
But, any way, get married aud be happy,
; young folks. Don't be frightened ont
i of the wedding."
I Thev took his advice—Queenie and
Guy. T1 le walls and floors of the old
tile parlor were dismantled of their
tiles, the whole north side turned into
glass doors which opened into the gar
den, the walls hung with a paper of
| i golden arabesques and roeebn Is, and
i tilled with a piano and harp, rose piuk
conchc-S, books of poetry, pictures and
marble Cupids and angels. The ghost
of Gilbert St. Edgar never walked there
again.— American Monthly.
Married in a Wagon.
As our worthy Dcra pnstranster, who
is not only postmaster, but is clothed
with justice' authority to solemnize
marriages, was meandering bis way on
horseback, west of his own premises on
the highway, he met Esquire Elliott and
, ( Mrs. Nealis sitting on a spring seat in
,i a two-liorse wagon. Our worthy es
, 1 qnire and postmaster was halted and in
! formed that his services were in demand
( at once to perform a marriage ceremony,
, the license being promptly presented in
I due form. "Whereupon the accornmo
. dating esquire rode up to the wagon,
' j requested the parties who were seated
, |ou the spring-seat to join hands, and
, , then and there solemnized, on the pub
lic highway, without a witness, the
marriage of the twain. — oucf/o {Kan.)
\ Indeixndent.
i | Twenty-six thousand persons are em
! 1 ploved in the Austrian tobaoco factories,
;' 22,000 being women.
A.'-PARuirs Bake oil the htter from
the bids aud carefully f>-rk in the fine ,
Lettuce from the frames is set foot
apart, in rows, botaei■. theeabbagea and
oauhClow era.
Shrubs tuav be transplanted and
pruned, taking care to preserve their
uaturnl habit.
Turfing is best for small plots, and
should be laid on large lawns along the
edgt s of roads and insls.
linrnißti Make now bed* by divid ,
iug the old rings so that each portion
ha* a bud. Set three or four feet apart
each way, manuring tha lulls very
U.iiuiv YriitrrvtiT.Ks The principal
are Boot cabbage, carrot, cross, euuli
flower, celery, endive, lettuce, parsley,
parati'.p, onions, pea*, radish, turnip ami
MtseuiXANKora. lie pair tviada and
path*. Uncover tieds of bulbs. Lift '
and divide large elump* of pereunim*
Hpw Mtslsof hardy flowers. Ar/irrii itu
Tender vegetables, not to I-e sown
until the soil is Well warmed, or at corn
planting tune, are. Beans—snap and j
jHilr; cucumber, corn, melons, okra,
pumpkin, sqtiasti, tomato, watermelon.
New lawns should be mode a- early
a* the ground is in good condition t > #
havo the gra.*.* well established before
hot weather. For light soils, red top,
for stony ones, blue-gra**, with perhaps
a little white clover, is in our experience
preferable lo uiixtxl *oe\U. Four to six
ouabain to the a* - re are needed to make
a gi>od velvety turf.
I'mtw.—Dwarf trees may le gmwu in
the ganleu, and afford a fair amount of
choice fruit, while their cultivation will
afford much pleasure; but for fruit in
quantities, plant standards iu the or
chard. Set dwarfs eight or ten feet
apart. The variety is bewildering. For
one dwarf tree, the " Duchessc d'Augou
—The earliest crop is from the plants
thus treated. The ground should te
heavily manured *oveuty-five tons of
stable manure to the acre is not unusual,
or part manure, and enough guano to
make tie whole equal to tin atwve heavy
manuring. The ground is marked out
in row* twenty-four t • thirty luehe*
apart, and the plants set every *ixt>eu
flvtiaf hold lllot*.
To OI.EAN BRASS. —lmmerse or wash
it several time* in sour milk or whey,
this will brighten it without scouring, it
mavghen be * con red with a woolen cloth
iLipped in ashes.
To PKKMEKVE E<-OS,—A pound of lime
and one pint of salt to three gallon* of
water. Put all eggs not wanted for
daily use into this brine, and they will
keep all the year round, and the whites
froth almost a* well a* fresh egg*.
ORNAMENTAL TKEES. Plant when the
soil is iu condition; evergreens may wait
a month or more. Where <hi tre*— in
terfere, 1 ranches may te removed, tint
tliey never should te pruned in such a
manner as torhauge their natural shape.
Old lawns will need a top dressing
and a sjeriiikUng of seed in place* where
the grass i* ptx>r. If manure is applied,
let it te ao thoroughly decomposed that
no weed sends remain alive. A*ht,
guano, nitrate of so la snd fine bone are
all good manures for lawns, and bring
in no weeds.
Early sowing in drills twelve to fiftexm
inches apart shoal I te made of beet,
carrot, le-e-k, onion, parsnip, spinach.
Radish and turnip-radish *>•- Is may be
fiivn with lxx-ta, a* they will mature
and come off before they are in the way.
Early p->t;tt<xes should te planted ami
early |>cas sown.
To MENU CHINA. —Mix a little lime
with the white of an egg, to nse it take a
sufficient quantity of the egg to mend
ont- article at a time ; shave off a quan
tity of the lime, ami mix thoroughly ;
apply quickly to the edge* and place
firmly together, when it soon sets ami
Ix-comes strong. Calcineel plaster of
pari* will an*wer in the rlat-e of lime.
Place them to soak in tepid water over
night ; in the im-ming put a pailful of
water in your boiler over the fire and
cut np a" ounce of soap iti it, stirring
until it melts and forms a lather ; when
it comes to the boiling point put into it
a tablespoonfnl of the magical mixture ;
stir it around, and having previously
soapexl the stains on the stockings, put
them into the teller and stir them around
for ten minutes ; take them out. and nn
1-ss vCYy badly staine-J, they will ne-ed
but very" little rubbing ; rinse and blue,
ami when dried yon will find them free
from all stain.
tract grease spots from books or paper,
gently warm the greased or sjxitted part
of the book or pape-r, and then press
upon it pieces of blottiug paper, one
after another, so as to absorb as much
of tlie grease as possible. Have ready
some fine, clear essential oil of turpen
tine, heated almoat to a boiling state ;
warm the greased leaf a little, and tuen
with a soft, clean brush wet with tho
heated turpentine both sides of the
spott-xl part. By repeating this appli
cation tho grease- will ibe extracted
Lastlv, with another brush -lipped Jin
rectified spirits of wine, go over the
place, and the grease will no longer ap
pear, nor will the paper bo discolored.
This very common vegetable is one of
the market gardener's most profitable
crops. It is oloselv to the cab
Imgc plant, and, like that, tlie eatable
part forms a head; but while the head
of the cabbage is formed of the leaves,
the head of the cauliflower is formed of
the flower-stalks, winch grow up in one
compact, conical mass that, in well
grown specimens, measures nine inches
to a foot across. There arc many vari
eties in cultivation. A kind known as
Leunrmand's short-stemmed requires a
good garden soil, richly manured; it is
useless to attempt to grow it on a pixir,
gravelly or bindiqg clay soil.
Cauliflower is mostly grown as a erop
for spring or early summer; as a Into
crop it is mora upt to fail. For an early
crop the seed should bo sown in the
first half of September, and later the
| plants should be set ateut threo inches
apart each way, in a cold frame. During
the winter they should be covered with
saaties, aud in oold weather have an ad
ditional covering of straw mats. On
every mild or sunny day air should be
giveu, by raising tiie snsli a few inches,
aud as early in tlie spring as the weather
will permit, the sashes should te re
raoveel entirely -loring tho -lay. In tho
latter part of March, or as soon as safe
from hard frost—a little will do no
! harm—tho plants shonld te set out on
well-prepared and richly-manured lands
in rows two by three feet. The seed
may also be sown on the hot bed iu
February, and by proper care the
Klanta may te ready to set out in tho
eginning of April; but in this ca.xo
they must be thoroughly hardened be
fore thev arc planted in the garden, or
u little frost will kill tliera. By giving
proper attention to this point, spring
plants are but little inferior to those
wintered over in the oold-frame, and
may produce as good a crop. Lenor-
matt.l'a Early I'aris, Erfurt Early
Dwarf, Large Algiers, ami Autumn
Giant are aotiie of the beat varieties.
A'l.ruf .Trie liifhr,
R hat to Do In t'ac of Diphtheria.
The following is from the circular of
the Massachusetts State l> mrd <>( health.
Iu the first pla.te, as diphtheria i* a oyu
tagious diM-nnc, and tinder certain or
cuniHtuuoe*- not entirely km uu, very
high!) so, it is important that all prac
tical means should le takrii to sc|>arate
the tick from the well. As it is also
iufcctioua, w.iolcn clothes, carpets, cur
tains, hangings, etc , should be avoided
in the sick rtxuu, and only such ma
terial used us can lx< readily washed.
All clothes, when removed from the
patient, should bo at ouiwt placed iu hot
water. Pocket handkerchiefs should be
laid aside, an I 111 their #te I soft piece*
of lint u or cotton cloth should bo used
and at once burned.
Dtaiufectauta should always be placed
in the ver-el containing the expectora
te a, and may lc ued somewhat freely
iu the sick nv'm; those being especially
useful winch destroy bad - dura without
causing others initratc of lea 1, chloride
of zinc, etc). In achis'l* there should
be especial m|*mioo, as the disease is
often so mild in lta early stages as not
to attract comnum attention; and no
child should be allowed to attend M*hi*'l
from an infected houae until allow.d to
do so by a CelujH-lent pbvsieiali. In the
case of young children, all reasonable
car • should be taken to prevent undue
exjxxmre to the cold.
Pure wat< r for drinking should b"
u*xi, avoiding contaminated sources of
supply; vcutilatiou should be mi*tcd
on, and local drainage must l>e carefully
attended U>. Privn* and ceesjKiul*,
where llit v exist, should l>e frequently
emptied and disinfected; the wat<-r
t-hould not Ik" allowxl to * '.ik mt< the
surface of tlie grotiud near dwelling
houses, and the c-llara aliould IM< kept
dry and sweet. In cities, especially in
tidal districts, baMU*, buth*, etc., a*
now connected with drains, aliould
never communicate directly with aiiej>-
mg rvxtms.
Ju all cases of diphtl.i-ria, fully a*
great care should be taken iu dioinfcct
tug the si k-rix.>iu, afU-r use, a* iu scar
let fever. After a death from diphtheria,
the clothing dlSUsed should l>e burned
or ex[x>stxl to nearly or quite a lnart of
boiling water; the body should be t laced
as early as practicable in the Coffin, with
ih.sinf'Vtnuts, and the ffiu should IH
ttghtly clo*e.i. Children, at least, and
tetter adults also iu most eases, should
cot atteud a fur ml fram a house in
which a death from diphtheria ha* oc
curred. But with suitable precautions,
it is not necessary that the fum ral
should be private, provided the corpse
be not in any way exposed.
Although it i* not at j roscut possible
to remove at ■ aw all sources of epi
demie disease, yet the frequent visita
tion of such d.-ease, and especially its
contiuued prevuleiice, may be taken a*
sufficient evidence of i: tary sur
roundings, and of sources of sickness to
a certain extent preventable.
It should te ihstiuctly nnderatexxl
that no amount of artificial "disinfec
tion" can ever take the place- of pure
air, goexi water and proper drainage,
which canned be gained without prompt
and efficient removal f all filth, whether
from slaughter-bouses, e-tc., public
buildings, crowded tenements or pri
vates residence*.
We*t liMimn Super-tition*.
As regards animals, Gmn--a rigs may
te mentioned as *ix-<-ially uniucky, at
le-ast in Ht. t'rou. Ther- are families
there-, among those fram whom one
would not expect such, whose
children would on no aor-mut te allow-vf
to keep theft-- pretty little j-et- What
prre-i <-ly is the harm they Jo j H uot
i-tatesi. All von can get out >-f one
" Ob, they tlway* bring trouble to a
bouse; they're very unlucky." And y-1,
if the writer of tbs- wa* an adept at <>ne
thing more than another m hi* small
boy -lava—which were apont iu Barbaelo*
—it was at ke-e-ping Gnme-a pip*. They
were kept by him on a scale so large
that lie eonld set up some of hi* school
fellows as Guinea-pig k-vpera. lie- even
ran the risk ot keeping them some-time*
in his de-sk at school, tering holes Btid
cutting Blits in the lid, to give- the little
bright-eyed creatures air. And it w.-s a
great risk to run, f'-r those were the
g-xxl old "licking tunes"—now, hap
pily, almost over for schoolboys. The
master of the school wa* one of those
men who are now, it is to lie hoped,
nearly us extinct ax the dcxlo—men who
believed thut you eould teach a b->y
through In* back, or throngh the j-alms
of his hands or the sent of his panta
loons. But yet the Guiuea-pig* never
bronght a thrashing upon tlirjr owner
or his fritmels. Some of the boys at
this very selnxvl wero possessed a
sovereign plan for making you perfect
in your lessons, which may havo kept
off the trouble the Guinea-pigs would
otherwise havo brought ou the acluxil.
When you ha-1 learmxl any lev-son tlu-r
oughly (and iximo fellows kept the talis
man iti their hands all the time of learn
ing the lessoni rub the page up and
down or across with a large- seed, called
a " go-xl luck seexl." Then return it to
The pocket, where it ought to te kept.
This -lone, you need not fear. much
for superstitions.— Contemporary Jit
(an Oyster* Whistle I
This little oyster story ia from Thorn
burg's " New and Old London:" The
ahop was first established by n Mr.
Pearkos in 1825. "It appears," Ray* a
writer in the Daily Telegraph, "that
about the year 1840 the proprietor of
the house iu question, which had then,
as it has now, a great name for the su
(xirior excellence of its delicate little
'natives,' heard a strange aud uuustuil
sound proceeding tram one of the tubs
in which the shellfish lay piled in lay
ers one over the other, placidly fatten
ing upon oatmeal and awaiting the in
evitable advent of the remorseless knife.
Mr. Pearkes, the landlord, listened,
hardly at first believing his ears. There
was, however, no -loulit alxiut the mat
ter; one of the oysters was distinctly
whistling, or. at any rate, pr-xiueiug a
sort of nijflftnrnt with its shell. It was
not difficult to detect this phenomenal
bivalve, nn-1 in a very few minutes lie
was triumphantly picked out from
amongst his fellows mid put by himself
iu a spacious tub, with a plentiful sup
ply of brine and water. Tho newa
spread through the town and for some
days the fortunate Mr. Penrkes found
his house besiege -1 by curious crowds.
• * * Douglas Jerrold's suggestion
was that the said oyster had teen crossed
iu love and now whistled to keep np ap
pearances, with an i-lt-a of showing that
it elid not care." Thackeray used to de
clare that he wits ouoe actually in the
shop when HU American cumit in to see
the phenomenon, as everybody else was
doing, and, after hearing the talented
mollusk go through Ins usual perform
ance, strolled contemptuously ont, de
claring " it was nothing to an oyster he
knew of in Massachusetts,which whistled
' Yankee Doodle' right through and fol
lowed its master about the house like a
It is estimated that at least fifty per
sons are killed anuuallj by lightning in
the United States, sixty-nine iu France,
and twenty-two in England.
t IIAItDFD 111 TIIK /1 1 1 s
"I'll# Unpfiulr ItriUlMkrr of I lablt I n|||*lt
HU||rr# lira** Iu ** uul It
A London letter, describing the anni
hilation of a British column under
Chelmsford by 2,000 Zulus, at Itorke'*
Drift, in Hi HI tli Africa, *aS:
Home dozen miles tram the eainp at
ltorke's Drift proper a amall commis
sariat p* t had IwH-n stntione.l, near the
Tiigelu river, and not far frotn the fron
tier towns of i!< aud Grey
town, ibre, without auy intrenched
system of defense, utterly nupreparetl
to resist anything like a serious attack,
lunl iie\-r t!reaming f danger, there
were a handful of volunteers, some men
of the Twenty-fourth, and some civil
ians, about eighty, a!! told. They were
under the command of a couple of
voting licuti aiiU Rromheatl, of the
Twenty-fourth, ainl Cl.ard, of the Royal
uugineera. i'bey knew nothing of the
bitter business that had been going on
at the camp. Tl e:r first intimatiou of
trouble arose from *<s>iug fugitives
making for the river, aud, iu the dis
tance, natives in pursuit. Seeing dan
gi-r, the VoUtlg lu-utenaiite called ti.etr
men to arms and commenced to turn
their commissariat store* t account.
Tin v had a vast quantity of meal 111
b:ig* and a large atote of biscuit iu tin*.
Theae, under the young engineer s di
rection, they hastily formed into a lar
ricadc, with loop hole* for the rifles.
Meanwhile the outlook esw several of
the fugitives fall under the Zulu fire,
more particularly Lieutenant t'oghtll,
wh le crow:ng the river, the officer's
intention Ixuug to worn Greytowu
ami Helpmakaar i f the danger they
were iu from u Zulu advance.
Ooghill and some half dozen or
more had got away from the
ramp, charged with the duty of carrying
news of the Zulu attack to the rear.
The little poat at L uke's Drift appears
to have Ixeti altogether forgotten, ex
cept by the Zulu army, for the natives
who had pursued Cog hill turtnxl out to
be the vanguard of another portiou of
the v. Morions fort e winch hal captureil
the Cltolmsford convoy. It wa* at sun
set that between 3,00(1 and 4.000 of the
enemy aiqatared before Chard and
Bxombead's breastwork of me*l-bag>
am! biscuit tins. Waiting calmly for
their advwDoe, the little garnaoli jnutretl
int> them a volley that staggered them.
The fire wa* rejtealed, and the Zulus,
swarn.uig over their dead, cliargtvl for
the m -t vulnerable j art of the barri
cade, entered it, and were hurled t>*ck
at thu point of the ISITOUI t. Again aud
again they returned to the breach,
which was rkiwed up witL their dead.
The garrison fought like devils. 'lticy
clnbba! tlieir rfles, they umxl their
bayonets, the young lieutenants fought their swords. After esch repulse
the men returned t. their rifle practice,
keeping up a deadly tire. At the rear
of the barricade was a small Wmden lu
jutal. There were five patients in it
and a servant tf 001. Harness. The
Zulu* fired tlie hospital snd the iumatew
were I'Urnel to death, t xoept ILaniu**'
servant, who crept out and e*cap>-d in
the bush. The light of the flames
helped the garrison to see the foe
and enabled them to avenge over
and ever again the poor fellows in
the hospital. All through the night the
unequal o uto-t wfeut on; the Zulus mors
than once c uumg up to the breastwork
and seizing the rifle barrels which flung
among them a constant and deadly hail
of bullets. H 'Uie of tin !n got in*i tethe
impromptn rtr-ws six differi ut time*,
but they *< re slaughtered to a man.
AesisUuit-Ckimtauviary Byrne was c.m
spieuous for Ins bravery. He waa lulled.
But few of the other- fell, sheltered by
the bag* an t tins so admirably engi
neered by Lunt. Chard. Toward dawn
Lord Chelmsfonl continued hi* retreat,
aiul reeche>l R >rki-'* Drift shortly after
the attacking hosts had witii Irawn. The
Zulus evidently bad g<>od informaUouof
Lord Chelmsford's movement*, for a*
he came up they retired; and at first tlie
men at the belcagnemd post thought
the fresh force appearing against the
gray sky-lino was n new Lsvly of the
enemy. The British color*, however,
wen mode themselves manifrwt tti the
outlook, and the garrison sent np a ring
ing cliocr. Which Wis answered by their
comrade*, who, as they ailvanced, found
grim evidence of the contrrt tlist had
ouly jn*t been finish".!. Tiie neighlvor
hcxsi of the Drift was strewn with Z.uln
deed, 351 bf*lies lying thick !>out the
barricade, more particularly at the point
where they aad been repulse-1 with the
bayonet. The Unite* further awav were
eatimatcd at l>etweea teM) and 7(>G. so
that liromhcad ana Chard's oompany
ha.l uveragivi t< u Zolns killtnl |>'r man.
Thev hail not only lone something to
ward wiping ont tVo di feat at the camp,
but they had saved Gravtown and Help
makaar, and, possibly. Natal itself; for
they hd elearlv oheeked the advance of
the enemy, who would otherwise have
i swarmed over the frontier, which he has
nevertheless crossed here aud there in
small parties. It in thought at tlicCapc
that every man at Rorke's Drift should
have the Victoria croi-s, and nobtxly in
London gainsays their title to the dis
tinction. They have covered themselves
with glory, and added another imperish
able lanre! to the fatnons but unfortun
ate Twenty-fourth.
('renin Instead of Hotter.
A honsewife writiug for the New York
Tribune propose* virtually to abolish
bntter. She Fays: "it would be well
to train a family fram the onbet to
regard bntter a* au incidental or luxury,
rather tbau a uecoenfy. The manufac
ture of it is one of the hardest aud most
time-consuming tasks that a farmer has
to perform. Moreover, with all the
work it involves, bntter aelds less to tlie
health andsnsteniuice of the family than
would tho eating of the cream that goes
into the making of it. Where one
physician advises the oxliug of butter, a
thousand recommend tho consumption
of cream. 1 tbiuk not one will dispute
the statement tliut of cream and butter
enters the former enjoy the bent di
gestion, tho best health and have tho
finest Complexion. Then, why work
oneself to death for worse than naught?
Why not eat milk and cream instead of
turning it into butter ? G-xxl bread is
gx> 1 euougit without the addition of a
condiment to make it palatable; and,
tuteu with Hweet cream, what is more
delicious "
A Nation's Boarding-School.
Hero nre some of tho scholars, thoir
virtues, traits, etc.:
Dela Ware—A tih' damsel, general
ly talkative, but wiio loot yesr wits
Mary Land Notional. Always with
au ocean bt-foro her.
Minnie Hot* -The flonr of the school,
Flori Day—Displays great taste in
her arrangements.
Carrie Lina—To memory dear, yet
ever foreotton,
Louisa Anna —A sorrowful maiden.
Iler 'launch are found iu tieree.
Mrs. Ippi It is her namesake, uot
herself, which has tho big mouth.
Miss Ouri LikeH oompany. Misery
always likes company.
Ida no —A uear relative of " Whoa,
Miss Ohigan—The " (tweet singer,"
Allio Bums—A tom-boy—she belongs
to the souuy climb. — Yonktrs State#-
There are iu l'ru ue Hi.MTH luuatioa,
of whom U'/.hH? are at the charge of
their families, aud 42,986 supported by
the Htste. The proportion is about
two per 1,000 of the population.
In the course of n suit recently
brought m Loudon by a drugged of
Bogota, United HlateS of Colombia,
rc-traiu Mr. liolioway, of pill and oint
ment tame, from charging iu his adver
tisements that the aforesaid druggist
dealt HI aptiriotia liolioway ptlla and
ointment*, it u ntotcd that Mr. Uol
loaay apciit S2DO,OUO a year in adver
tising, while the yearly profits of his
business were about $250,00.
As left haudedueas in children is not
generally considered desirable, it ta
wed to prevent it, if |x*unhle. It is a
well known fact that no ml children in
arms are carried on the left arm of the
mother or nurse, as the case may be.
the consequence is that the right arm
n> fast against the nurse's shoulder,
while tli" left hand is free to grasp
at a nj' mi tig that eooierWi the way. Let
the nurse use the right arm at least
half the time, and the mischief ta ob
A gnui story of life in a lighthouse
comes from the Burundi coast, aud is
printrxl iti the ltangoou TSmrt. A tele
gram having announced that the light
ou thu AlguaJa reef was not visible, a
steamer w as dispatched to ascertain the
cause. The captain, on landing, discov
ered two of the men in the Lighthouse
Uead. while a third was lying in a pre
eoriojia state. The keejwr stated that
signals of distrtwis such as " I want im
mediate help " aud " Mali dyi c ß " hod
been exhibited by him for atxiut twent)
days. A* a last resort, all hia signal
having faile-1 to attra-t attention, he
darkentxl the light* on the llaaseiu aide,
feeling certain that this step Would not
fail to attract atteutiou to the light
house. And ao, with the dead and the
dying, he watched for relief, which
came at last.
The famous marble quarries of Car
rara, although they have teen worked
smee the rcigu of Augustus, unJ have
furmshtxl a steady and enormous sup
ply to the whole civilised globe, seem
to te inexhaustible. They oomjxx-e au
entire mountain range, aud cnibrac*
every variety and quality of marbls,
fram the coarse c >mmon kind to the
statuary marble, Monte Crestola and
Monte Hagro yielding the largest aud
finest bhx-ks. The quarries number
some 500, ouly alxwit twenty of them
furuiaLing the marble used by sculptors,
aud some 6,000 person* are employed
in them. The marble taken out yar
before la-t wa- in the vicinity of 120,00J
tons, valued rt $2,400,(k)0. of which
40,000 ton* oame to the Unite 1 Htab
The ix}K>rt t>f marble to this country lncreasi d immensely within twelve
Ui fiDcen years, the third largest mar
ble firm now at Carrara temg American.
Hint- About Accident*.
A child rolls dtwu the stairs, or falls
from a height, and tn cither ease strikes
it* bead with force. What shall be elonc
till the doctor come* ? We would give
the f>ll"wing directions, as nearly as
possible in the ordew in which they
should te aJoptoei: liaise the child
gi-ntly in the arms, and carrying it to
the neariwi *e>fa or Iwd, place- him on it
—unless crying loudly, when he can te
siwetheel quickest in his mother's arm*.
AU tlie clothing should te looaeneel,
e-*t <v 4 ally alxiut the neck, to afford the
freest circuioiieui of the blood to anil
from tlie hea l. To equalize the rijcu
lattou and prevent inflammation, the
heal should te kept crxil and the ex
tremitie* warm. Cooling lotieui* of
arnica < r w-.t h hazel and water, or sim
ply water, MI- aid te applied to the
lu"ml on th:a cloths, well wrung out so
a* uot to wet the pi!k>w and bed-clothe**.
No more than two or four thicknesses
.f linen should te used, because thick
cloth* prevent evaporation, and what
vie inte n !N1 to 000 l the b<* 1 acts a* a
j-oUitice- and makes the hea.l liotte'r.
Ice aud ioe-cold water should not be
use-1 utiii-e* toe-bead is very a* it is
telievrXtbat children have been killeel
bv the sppbcatiou of ponndt*d ice to the
head. Bottle* of hot wate-r or hot mm*
are all that is necessary, Ixwide* the bed
clothing, to heat the" extremities. All
applications of mustard and other irri-
UuUi i*m*< a* no a-lvautage over these,
and have the- disadvantage of disturbing
the sufferer. Should the patient's face
be very pale, and sigtiß of fainting ap
pear, ramplut or ammonia should te
applied to the nostrils, and a little
brandy or wine te given. Then the
room should te made a* quiet as possi
ble- aud every means used to invite "na
ture's sweet restorer,'' sleep. We know
the popular idea is that patients suffer
ing from any injury to the bead should
te kept awnke by all means ; anil it is
mainly to combat this erroneous notion
that we Are prompted to write ont these
directions. No injury—or degree of in
jiirv—of tlie lie-ad contra-indicates tbi'
sufferer's sle-eping. In fact, pc*oYive
harm mav te done iu trying to prevent
sleep. Rest is what the brain andblocxi
; vessels waut more than auy one other
thing; aud. if not allowed, what would
i have pMseei off tn a few hours or elays
may In- prolonged into inflammation,
with all its dangerous eonw-qnenccs. Of
course- the air of the rexim should te
' kept pure—windows and eloora open, if
the wi-ather j>erniit—and the presence
of persona not absolutely necessary for
bidden.— H'. //- Eat/, -V. D., in the
Christian Union.
Lingual Difficulric*.
On one occasion an estimable atla< he.
to the- lato Mr. Bennett, and who, from
the fatigue* of the job prexs of the New
York If', aimed to study me-lioiue
and become a city coroner of Gotham,
illustrated the powe-r and Ihe pence of
language at cue and the same time. The
verv first ease-of the doctor's eoronerahtp
was that concerning the death by mur
der of au Italian. The only or chief
witness was the terrifl-xl son of the
murdered man. He was brought before
the learned eloctor, who said, in ail im
p-nal tyle, worthv of a Got Intra coroner:
" Well, my lad, whnt langnage do yon
speak ? "
No response.
" Do yon speak German ? "
No response.
" I)o yon speak French ? "
No response.
" Do yon speak Spanish ? "
No response.
" Do you speak Italian ? "
No reaponna.
" Well, do you speak Irish ? "
No response.
Turning to the jury, the classical doc
tor sui-1: "Gentleman, in the whole
courso of my professional experience I
have never boa such au astonishing wit
ness brought before me. As you see, I
have addressed him in five different lan
guages, and he has responded iu neither.
—llarper t Bazar.
Hpaiu has ninety-two dukes, 866 mar
ejnisea, 632 counts, ninety-two viscounts,
and uiuety eight borons, besides forty
four ennobled foreigners. Two dukes,
fifty-eight marquises, thirty counts, six
viscount* and two barons have been cre
ated by the present king. The univer
sity students this year number 16,889,
of whom 6,823 are studying medicine
and 6,409 law.
TKKMB: &2.00 a Year, in Advance.
111. Mkr l.alnrd kl> ijsrrr Itsr IIU
muni ml Ikr M aadri ful Traiilaa Oa Tfcal
Ural all lk( lU'M* •* BlsallS 00-
nslrl* t.sai m Mars.
A correspomleut, writing from Zsnes
Vllie, Ohio, says ; l'erhajta one of the
most remarkable trips ou record, iu
point of variety ami novelty of inci
dents, has been recalled to mind by the
removal of It. H. Greeu.of l'erry oounty,
to this ctty. Knowing that this story
has never bertl laid liefore the reading
public, jour correspondent visited Mr.
Green and obtaiued the following ac
count of his journey. The story is
vouched for by a dozen witnesses in
tins vicinity :
In March, 18&9, Green and five com
raden left their home* iu Northern Ohio
iu the vicinity of Find Lay, Uanoock
eountr, with the avowed purpose of
making their fortunes at Bike's iVsk or
Oherry Creek diggings. At St. Louis
they procured an outfit, aud, several ,
, parties joining them and banding to
gether, took boat on the Missouri river.
It was in the afternoon when, all being
embarked, the Ixmt left the wharf, her
decked packed with anxious gold-miner*,
who, reckless of all restraint, made the
day hideous with their nou*e. Warmed
1 by whisky and excitement, tne din was
kept far into the night, until the threata
of the captain, which had been taken
good-naturedly and uuhepdixl, liegau to
provoke anger. Green, with a number
of others, wished to sleep, but could not
Jo so on account of the turmoil around
him. At last he lot on a happy txpedi
cut. liaising Ins voice, he gsincd the
attention of the crowd, and said : " Boys,
I've a motion to make, if anybody will
: second it." " I'll second it," answered
another malcontent from the far side of
the cabin. " Well, I move,"said Green, ,
J "that somebody sings a eong, and then
wc all keep at ill." The motion was put,
seconded aud carried unanimously with
a whoop and a hurrah, aud the company
insisted on Green's being the chorister
of the occasion, lie,.nothing loth, ac
cepted the situation, and announced that
he would sing "Tatera." NOIKKIV was
acquainted with this practical tnne, bnt
everybody aoquieaeed in it and under
; topk'to help as chorus. Accordingly, he
, gave out the first verae, " Tatera, later*,
toj> and all " Omitting the second and
third verses, he went on with the
fourth, "Tatera, tatera, top* and all."
Bv this time tne audience gixst-hutnor
; tvilv aaw the point aud sang the * ith,
eighth and tenth verses with great vim.
All the private cabin-door* were open,
and an. amused gud interested audience
was looking on. " Now, 1OT, we'll
, finish np with the chortia," said Green,
and the enphouius bnt rather irrelevant
verae, "Tatera, tatera, tops and all,"
rang out upon the stillness of the night
with the force of fifty voices. When
the song died awsy, the captain <mme
forward and announced that in execution
of tin ir own motion anybody who made
■ any more noiae would be "thrown out,
neck and crop. This checked all farther
uptoar, and silenoe reigned supreme,
much to the satisfaction of everybody.
In the morning there w a great jam to
look at " Tatera," and the name thus
I felicitously gained clung to Green
i throughout th- whole Western country.
At (Bathe, Kan., the last settlement,
the party which wo* now argument**! j
'by several new additions into forty
wagon*, halted to wait for graa*. While
j stopping here Greeu earned a yoke of
j oxen by breaking the prairie for a reai
dent squatter. It may be well to remark
; here that one of this ox team will take a
I promiuect place in this narrative.
On the 22d of April the party set out
on their trip across the plains on the '
Hanta Fe trail. At this time there were
thousands on their way to the golden
Occident, aud on everv wagon wa* tne
inscription : " Pike's Peak or Bust I"
j "Kansas or Blood 1" " Gold or Deathl'
and others similar. Everything went
all right with the party until they eroas
<*l the Arkansas, when a feeling of home
siektics* began to make itself felt among
the emigrants. Men would become sick
for a sight of civilization and break off
with the party, causing a general divide.
In this way they would aonietimes out
wagons in two, and even. Green says,
he onee saw an ox cut in twv. Green's
partner was one of the disaffected, andf
di ling to pull up stakes, a division o
the property wa* made, he one
ox am! the front wheels of the wagon.
Green taking the other ox and the limd '
wheel*. Out of this he made a sulky in
which he drove his ox. At Denver, dis
i heartening reports began to meet him.
Disgusted miners pushing for home met
them every day. The tide turned, and
threats of burning Ht. Louis were made.
Indeed, a party wa* organized for that
pnrp<se, but never consummated it.
Checked by the new* that no gold was
to be found in the Cherry Creek dig
ging*, " Tster* " squatted on a 160-aere
tract, upon which, by the way, Golden
Citv now stand*.
Denver in the days of 1859 was prob
ably as fast a place as any city on the
continent. It was the point where civil
izatiou met the wilderness. The for
tune* made in bonanza mining were
spent here with an open hand. One
I day, as Green was driving his ox from
his homestead to Denver, some fellows
U>n horseback attempted to pass him.
The ox. moved by the spirit which in
fesbxl the place, probably, quickened
its steps until it went off in a swinging
trot, leaving the liorsos behind. This
was the first intimation Green bad that
Ins Itob tailed ox (it was bob-tailed)
could trot. The idea then presented it
self to lnm that if he could only accu*
torn the bovine to trotting a certain
distance on a certain piece of ground he
; could out-trot any horse in the neigh
borhood. There was a gambler bv the
name of Rxndnle, fnm Illinois, in Den
j ver at this period, who owned a horse
| that could do hi* mile in 2.40 Raudale
; was quite chum of Green, and would
, ixvasionally drop into his quarters aud
I blow his horse's trumpet. A day or two
| after Green's discovery of his ox's
j powers Raudale dropped in on him, and,
as usual, liegan "talking borne."
Watcliiug hi* chance. Green remarked
that he ha>l au ox that could best Ran
dale's bone for .'IOO yardß. Raudale
laughed at first, then got mad, and at
last offered to lad ten to one that it
could not be done. The l>et was prompt
: ly taken, snd tliev adjourned to the
prepared place. The ox was backed up
I to a little hand-cart, half a yoke put
around liis ueok, a couple of saplings
served as shafts, and the whole rig was
completed by a pair of ox-hide iraces.
Randale was*to do the scoring, and con
trol his horse subject to the action of hia
bovine adversary, as Green knew very
well it would never do to trifle with hia
steed. When everything wa* ready,
away they went, Green, with his long
black-snake, making things lively for
the ox. aud Randale yelling at his 2:40
i nag. Sure enough, at the end of 300
yards, the ox came in ahead. Ou the
spot Raudale lxiught half the ox for
SSOO. The next day he was pitted
agaiugt two horses, and the whole city
i turned out to see the remarkable plie
j nomeuon, a trotting ox. Again was he
victorious, and amid the wildest excite
ment he passed the line six lengths
, j ahead.
• j Every day thereafter he defeated a
, horse or two, and there soon became a
t | popular demand for a share in the ox.
Accordingly a stock company was form
. Ed with a joint stock of $6,400, being
, sixty-four shares of SIOO eticli. The
!> stock went like hot cakes, and soon sold
away above par. In a week, during
which he had won several more raoea,
the a tuck waa quoted on the gambling
table* and pttatil fo. 91,1*10 a ahare. At
last a horse sired in Ban Kranciaoo came
1 along, and a trial of apeed waa made ap
between bim and the ox. If the crowd
of apectatora hail been large before, it
waa gigaidic on thia day. It aeewx! aa
if the while oonntry turned ont, and it
waa catenated that there were 10,000
people present. Everything being in
reatliueaa, away they went, heralded by
a thousand voice*. The ox took the
lead from the atart; at the 100-yard pole
he waa a length and a half ah<-ad; at the
160 it had become three lengths ; at the
260 the distance had widened into five
leugtha, and the ox atiil gaining. Isnt
the old saying, " there's many a ahp
'twist the cup and the lip," waa never
truer than in the present case, and when
within a doxen yards of the winning
post his oxahip became tired and made
up Ins iniud to atop. Accordingly, ha
planted his front feet and refuaod to
budge. Moral soamoe, profane abuse,
phvfc.oal ill wage, all separate or cum
Lined, failed to move him, and the borae
qu 4ly trotted past, and took the race,
the ox never reaching the winning-post
at all. That minute the stock sank from
(1,000 a ahare done to one-aixty-fourth
of the value of the ox intrinsically aa
MaLj efforts were afterwsrd made to
corc the refractory bovitM into a trot,
but at! enticement and puinasiiai, gen -
tie and otherwise, failed, and be never
trotted again.
htiortlv after, " 'latere," baring a tart
ed for California, *a called bome to
' Ohio on boeimais. He made tbe re
markable drive from the sink of the
Humboldt river to (Jamba in a handcart
drawn by a pour. Green claims that be
WHO the fir-t and tut man who haa ever
made that trip all alone. He traveled
altogether at tiighl in order to esoape
the Indiana. One afternoon be alerted
earlier then be waa accustomed, about
fonr o'clock. About five be noticed an
Indian far out on bia extreme right,
riding in a parallel course to bia. His
suspicion* aroused by thia, be looked
around him, end discovered one on bis
extreme left and one far in the rear,
Thia satisfied him that they were after
htm. In thia by no means pleasant po
wt'on, while in a mental stew aa how to
avert bis fate, an antelope sprang up out
of tbe high grass and ran directly across
Green's path. "Taters," without draw
ing rein, took up bis gun and shot the
animal, leaving hi* oorpae behind bio.
When he bad driven about five miles
farther be stopped, and, looking baek,
saw tbe three gather around the fallen
antelope. By this time it was dusk, and
night was rapidly setting in, and Green,
having male a fire wiLU buffalo chips,
resumed his seat in bis improvised pony
phaeton, andtiegan driving in an eccentric
circle around the fire, widening the dis
tance between it and him at every round.
At last, having the fire in between tbe
Indian* and himself, be suddenly went
off at a tangent. Another night he
passed within a mile of a village of itOO
b-nta, but, fortunately, was not disoov
ere!. Dnring tbe whole time i about
ten days i between tbe Humboldt river
and Denver be did not aoe a white man.
He arrived at home in the middle of
August, 1859, after a series of as re
' markable events aa ever falls to the
share of any man.
fiFenderfut Facts.
Sir Aatley Cooper relates tlie case of a
saiior who was received m Bt. Thomas'
hospital in a state of stupor from an in
jury in the beed, which continued some
months. After Sin operation be sudden
-Ily recovered so far as to speak, but no
one in tbe hospital understood his lan
guage. But a Welsh milk-woman hap
pening to come into the ward, answer
ed bun. f >r he spoke Welab. which was
his native language. He bad, however,
been absent from Wales m<>re than
thirty years, and previous to the acci
dent had entirely forgotten Welsh, al
though he now spoke it fluently, and
recollected not a word of any other
tongue. On bis perfect recovery be
again completely forgot bis Welsh, and
recovered his English.
I An Italian gentleman, mentioned by
Dr. Bush, in tbe of an illness,
spoke English; in the middle of it,
French; but on tbe day of bia death
spoke only Italian.
A Lutheran clergyman, of Philadel
■ phis, informed Dr. Bush that Germans
and Swedes, of whom be had a large
uumlier in his congregation, when near
death always prayed in tlieir native
languages, though some of them, he was
confident, had not spoken them for fifty
or sixty years.
An ignorant servant girl, mentioned
by Coleridge, during the delirium of a
fever repeated with perfect correctness
passage* from a number of theological
1 works in Latin, Greek and B shinies]
Hebrew. It was at length discovered
that she had been servant to a learned
clergyman, who waa in the liabit of
walking backward end forward along a
puhage by the kitchen, and there read
ing aloud his favorite authors.
Dr. At ererombie relates tbe rase of a
• child, four years old, who underwent
the operation of trepanning while ia a
state of profound stupor from fracture
of the skull. After his recovery, he re
tained no recollection either of the opera
tion or the accident; yet, at the age of
fifteen, during tbe delirium of fever, he
i gave his mother an exact description of
the operation, of the persons present,
their dress and many other minute par
' ticnlar*.
(•randfather Bathing Suit.
One of the children asked how Captain
Taul Boytou got along in the water this
tern hi? "cold weather.
••What! that feller I" exclaimed
' Grandfather Lickahingle, starting np
twin) a reverie. " That feller swim
min' from Pittsburgh to New Orleans bv
ovorlan I route in an ulster overcoat ami
three-ply mittens. Every mornin' the
j'sper has au account of how he l"Ctnred
in some towu the night afore. Then he
cuts across lota, in the direction of New
Orleans, and deli vara another lecture.
He'll arrive at his destination by-and
by, providin' the walkin' keeps good.
Anybody can swim to New Orleans that
way. Now, when your grandfather ao
eoiiiplished his great aquatic feat, as the
newspapers called it, of awimmiu' from
New Orleans to Pittsbnigh, I never left
the water once. Every public hall along
the route was decorated with flags an'
Cbinoae lauters, an' committees waited
on me forty miles below the towns and
pleaded with me all the way up, offerin'
me anywhere from twenty-five oents to
S7OO a* night if I would round into port
i aud lectuio. I wouldn't have it. As for
little cold .snaps like this one, I rather
enjoyed thorn. It took a little more
fuel" —
"Fuel, grandfather?"
'•Yes, fuel. I had a very perfect
ba&hin' suit. It had a furnace in the
basement, with registers opeuin' into
every room in the house, so to speak.
When the mercury got down about aero,
an' the water began to feel a little chilly
like, I'd holler down the telephone to
the stoker to heave in a few packages of
coal ile, resin, bacon, alcohol, aquafortis,
or whatever come handiest among the
freight"— *
"Sorely, you don't mean freight,
grandfather?" .'f '
"I iloiTt moan notbiu' CIPBJ but if
yon children think yon know more 'bout
your grandfather's bathin' suit than he
does himself, wbv, dog-gone it, you'd
better tell it I" Oil City De/riok.
(talking objects—Clock*.
Newt of the week—HoapiUl report*.
" Gome to the scratch," m the oat said
to the lapdog.
Responded animation ooeart tn plants
m in animals.
Mnriler, like the kneee of t boy*
pent*, will ont,
flow to provide for • rainy day—Bor
row an umbrella.
la aneiaat timet diphtheria wa* ooo
sidarad incurable.
Hrigbam Young's ton John hat mar
ried hit llfth wife.
Homa training ahonld aid the teach
ing children receive at tohool.
A great depoait of mineral wai ha
bean discovered in Bouthara Utah.
Domestic rabbit* are frequently bred
to anpply fur* for various purposes,
There are 21,000 tenement* in New
York, in whioh 600,000 perrons live.
What thia oonntry hat never teen, tnd
□ever will, it a ben that can lay a wager.
For two centuries there hat been a
depreaaion in bntineae every ten yeart.
A deaf mnfa who wa* arrested in New
York had eleven pairs of stolen pants -
New Turk is charged with spending
ten tunea as much for tobacoo aa for
Gladstone's admirers will build a
hospital in hi. honor that will coat
SI 10,000.
" Come listen to my tail," mid the
dog aa he thumped hia appendage on
the floor.
The Boa ton Journal believe* that
• when a girl tares ont a deceiver it aerrea
him right
The Union Pacific railroad runs in
one unbroken line 1,900 miles, and cost
' 6100,000,000.
(Hnniaon wants to know it " time ia
money," wby "can't he take time to
I pay bis debts t"
A poem baa been written on " The
iluad to Blnmber Land." It moat tell
, of the road-bed.
It i said that " performing birds "
' are taught their tricka through a cruel
: course of lesson*.
In Great Britain and Ireland there are
over 100,000 bicycles in nse, and over
400 'ncyele club*.
Last winter was the oddest remem
bered in Ireland. Birds were discovered
| eating each other.
A Herman physician declares that all
food should be eaten raw, and the wear
' ing clothes ia a mistake.
* The who waa toaaad over the back
of an irate bail was reported aa not dead,
i bat only gone beef o'er.
The wrong boy who waa interviewed
I by the hemlock twig, feelingly spoke of
it aa the misplaced switch.
■ Ha lives above hi* income."
Waa the dart rsprosaL ba horn.
Till at last it wa* retta-tuWod
I hat he lived above hi* Mora.
"Ob, look, Louise I Fred jnst sent
me this sweet little pappy. Wasn't he
!kud?" "Yea, dear; but it's just like
It aeema absurd In say that sick men
are often handsome, when, aa everybody
knows, Uiey are always ill-looking fel
Instead of paring *' too thin," B chard
Grant White translate* it into the ex
priwaion "of the utmost tenuity of
• fabric."
I The Journal cj Chemistry saya that
no European nation is so advanced aa
Italy in its methods of teaching agri
Quails are becoming scarcer in Oregon
every year, aa sportsmen and trapper*
slaughter them indiscriminately at all
I seasons.
Near the site of Jacob's well, in the
city id Samaria, Palestine, there is a
Baptist church with a congregation
' numbering 100.
The Nevada city authorities have
forced the Chinamen there to build their
joss-house (temple of worship) outside
of the town limit*.
The king of Stain has a bodyguard
iof female warriors. They are said to
: lie very beautiful—the most killing
young ladies of his realm.
There are time* when even the timid
s and mciffetiSivs hare may prove a dan
gerous foe—for instance, when you
have eaten too much of him.
f'Sam," said one little urchin to
ynnihar _•• Sam, doe* your school
master ever give you any rewards of
merit?" "I s'poee" he does," was the
reply; "be gives me a lickin' reg'lar
every day, andaejw I merit two."
"Did von ever," asked a brother
humorist 'of Josh Killings, " stand at
the ball door alter your lecture and
listen to what the people said about it
as they went out V Replied Josh—*' I
did—once (a pause and a sigh), bnt 111
never do it again."
No one ever succeeded in extracting
i honey from a spelling bee. Didn't eh ?
A voting man who attended a spelling
bee in this town three years ago took
therefrom a young lady whom he recent
i It Duriicd, isd L# owls her 4 4
! for short, and thinks she is ten times
sweeter than that saccharine product of
the bee. What he wiil call her a few
vears hener is a question we hand over
to our puzale solvers.— Sorrittoum
; Bcrald. _
Step a Haute.
Don't hurry so. Move slower;.it msy
be that you will go surer. Grind, grind,
. grind—one everlasting grind from five
i o'clock in the morning till ten at night,
the bubble of human riches.
JWhat Is the need, pray tell me ? Yon
1 already have enough, and even more
1 than vou cn use. You are heaping up
t wealth for others to waste or quarrel
j over when yon are dead; and half your
heirs, instead of remembering yon grate
fully, will contemplate your departure
from this hurrving scene with infinite
! satisfaction. Do rest a while. Yon are
1 wearing out the vital forces faster than
, there is need, and in this way snbtiact
ing . vcstb from the total sum of your
life. This rash and worry day after
day, this restless anxiety after some
thing you have got, is like pebble -
stones in machinery they grate and
grind the life out of you. lon have
useless burdens; throw them off- You
have a great deal of needless care; drop
it. Pull in the strings;.compact your
business. 'Take time for thought of
better things. Go out into the air and
enjoy the sunshine. Stop thinking of
business and profit. Stop grnmbliug at
adverse fortune. Ton will probably
never see much better times than these
in this doomed world. Yonr most op
i pnrtmie season is now; your happy day
is to-dav. Calmly do your duty, and
let God take care of His own world. He
is still alive, and is the King. Do not
imagine that things will go to overlaid
ing emash when you disappear from this
mortal stage. Dou't fancy that the curse
of heaven, in the shape of the vain task
of righting up a disjointed earth, is im
posed on von. Cease to fret and fume;
cease to jump and worry early and late.
The good time is coming, but you can
never bring it; God can and will. Take
breath, sir; sit down and take a long
breath; then go calmly to the tasks of
life and do your work well. Dr.
Simplicity of President tirevy.
I The new president of the French re
■ public dresscs.very modestly, nevey hav
• ing worn even the uniform of the na
i tional guard. He is a man of repub
lican simplicity in all his ways. In his
every-day attire, even in Pariß, he has
donned a wideawake instead of a silk
hat; and in summer time he may gener
ally be seen sauntering about the
boulevards clad all in gray, and crown
ed with a panama. Though a man of
considerable lauded property, as estates
go in France, ho never set up a
brougham till he became president of
the chamber, and he has always kept
♦his modest one-horse vehicle, with a
coachman out of livery, at Versailles.
In Paris he uses cabs and omnibnse* ;
but it mmt be a very muddy day which
I compels bim to ride at all.
I I we dive to the bottom of pleasure,
we re sure to bring up dirt 1