The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, July 31, 1879, Image 1

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    A Summer Morning's Song.
Up. deeper' drmmar, up' tor now
Thr*'* gold upon the mountain'* brow,
Thsre'* light on toresta, lake* and meadow*
The dew-drop* *hine on flow'ret ball*;
The village clock ot morning tell*.
Up. men' ont, cattle' for the dell*
And dingle* teem with (hadowa.
The very beaat that crop* the flower
Hath welcome tor the dawning hour.
Aurora amile*—her beckoning* claim thee
I jet en—look round' The chirp, the hum.
Sing, low and bleat—there * nothing dumb
All love, all life' Come, ulumherer*, come
The mcaneet thing ahali (haute thee
—Harper'i Bo tut
Master Johnny's Next Door Neighbor.
" It wa* spring the flrst time that 1 eaw b<
for her papa and mamma moved in
Next door, jn*t a* skating wa* over, and lua.
blee about to begin.
Por tlie fence ta our hack yard wa* broken
and 1 xaw a* I pecpod through the alat
There were ' Johnny J unt|>-u|i*' all around hei
and I knew it ww spring jut by that
" 1 never knew whetlier she w me—for hi>
didn't wv.v nothing to ine.
But • Ms ' here'* H slut in the fence broke. *tnl
the hoy the*, is nexl door can see '
But the next day 1 climbed on our wood *h<*l.
a* you know, nuutim* ay* I've • taght.
And *he call* out. • Well, peek in' is manners '
and I answered her, • I* parlila
" But I wasn't a bit mad, no, papa, and to
prove it Uie very next day.
When she ran jwst our tence in the morning I
happened u> got in hei way,
For you know I am • chunked ' and clumsy, m
•he says are all hoys ot my sixe.
And she nemo upset *ne. she did, pa. and
laughed nil twn came in her eyes.
"And then we were fiien-b trvuu that moment.
tor I knew that she told Kitty Sage.
And she wasu't a girl that would flatter, • that
she thought 1 was tall for my age.'
And I gave her lor apples that evening, and
took her to ride on my sled.
And—• What am 1 telling you this for *' V'hy
papa, my neighbor is dead '
You don't hear one-half 1 am saving—l realiy
do think it's too had '
Why. you might have seen crape on her doo
knob, and noticed to-d*y I've been sml.
And they've got her a eottln ol rosewood. and
they say Hjey have dronecst her in white.
And I've never once looked through the lence.
pa, at nee she died—at eleven last night
'And ma says it's decent and proper, as 1 was
her neighbor and iriend.
That I should go there to the luneral. and she
thinks that you ought to attend;
But I am so clumsy ami awkward, I know I
shall be iu the way.
And suppose they should sj-eak to me. papa. I
wouldn't know just what to say.
•* 5o I think 1 will get up quite early. I know I
sleep late, but I know
•• 111 be sale to wake up it our Brulget palls
the string that IT tie to my toe.
And I'U crawl through the lence and I'll
gather the - Johnny Jump-ups ' as they
Round her fee; the first day that 1 saw her
and. papa. I'll give them to vou.
" For you're a big man, and you know, pa,
. can come and go just where you choose,
And you'U take the flowers ia to her. and sure,
ly they'll never refuse;
But, papa, don't say they're from Johnny.
Tbev won't understand, don't you sec.
But just lay them down on her bosom, and,
papa, shell know they're from me."
Bret Hartt.
" Who is that. Carrie?"
" Dionysius Han-ington. Is he not
"Handsome! I should think he is.
What a partner for tlie Lancers! or to
take one sleigh-riding, or down to sup
per. or. in fa t. anywhere where a UU -u-
UU was a possible contingent."
"He is sure to be at the Nevilles' ball
to-night. Rerhaps you may be able to
test jour opinion on that subject."
" If he is tliere, I certainly shall."
" Provided you have an opportunity.
' Handsome Dion' is in great request;
but then yours is quite a new face, and a
debutante is always sure of a certain
amount of attention."
Carrie'- ton<> was a little piqued, an<!
pretty Margery Hey wood fett that it
was just as well to drop the subject.
Fortunately Biood way affords plenty of
conversational re-sources. and some im
port-d costumes in a window supplied a
topic of interest quite equal to hand
some Dionysius Harrington.
Perhaps in Margery's min i there was
an unacknowledged connection between
th# two. Dion and <1 rets were not so
very far apart: for a roan who attired
himself so elegantly was not likely to he
indifferent to the toilets of the women
whom he delighted—or condescended—
to honor.
This point settled in her own mind.
Margery was fuli of confidence. She
had been brought up in a world where
the milliner and tailor
" Are thrones' powers, and share the general
Her own dress was always perfect; her
ribbons never rkiffrmw, her gloves new,
her general eostume like a morning
glory before twelvtf o'clock—it had no
vesterday. Indeed, she considered neg
ligence in dress one of the deadly sins
among respectable people. So that, un
der any circumstances, she would have
prepared carefully for the Neville hall:
but it was certain!} worth extra trouble
when she was hopeful of eyes that Vould
appreciate colors and combinations,
iler reward was with her. for she had
a great success that night. Her toilet
was the rarest and richest in the mom,
and Dion Harrington signified his ap
proval by the honor of three waltzes.
After such a mark ol distinction,
Margery could repose, as it were, upon
the sense of her own perfections.
They were sitting chatting together;
and there was a look on Dion's face
which absolutely indicated that lie had
forgotten himself, and was admiring
some one else. Margery was certainly
doing her best to charm him. and she
instinctively found out the l**st way—
she was making Dion talk in a manner
that really amazed himself. Among
men be was a sensible fellow, with plenty
of his own opinions; but among ladies
he generally relied on his personal ad
Besides, his object was to conquer
women rather than to amuse them, and
he had generally found a few sighs and
glances a very effective method of subju
gation. But this night he was actually
♦alking to Margery on every kind of
topic, and feeling, also, an obligation on
himself to say the cleverest thing lie
could think of at the time. After their
fir" waltz he began his usual routine of
"We have had very bail weather
lately, have we not?"
Margery did not assent according to
rule and precedent, hut said, "Really, I
wonder you should think so. It is
always changing. What more would
you have? There was once an old lady
who used to tell her grumbling nephew
that lie ought to be thankful for any
weatlieat all."
" I think nearly every one grumbles at
the weather.",
" I have noticed that. If men are not
satisfied with a party, or if anything
goes wrong in their business or in their
view of polities, they grumble at the
weather. I don't believe that any two
lovers, or any form of government,
could stand six weeks of settled sun
Dion looked at this strange girl. She
had a metaphysical, dreamy look in her
eyes; there was no telling how she might
turn the commonest subject. He re
membered that he had another engage
ment, and made his most graceful apolo
gies. Still he was wondering, all the
time he was away f >m Margery, what
she was thinking :• out him, and tor
menting himselt v th the memory of
several good things that he might have
said, and did not say.
Perhaps that was the reason that he
called upon Margery the next day, and
the next, and so on indefinitely. In a
month the handsome Dionysius was no
longer at tlie general service: he was
devoted to Miss Heywood. Then peo
ple began to talk. Some very good peo-
FRED. KURTZ. Kditor mid f'ropriotor.
pie, professedly anxious to rentes* na!i
clous rumors, propagatotl tltem; and
though they declared them to be iueretli
hie. still, unfortunately, they ItelievtHl
them to he only too true.
It is easy to profess indifference to
sueh ill-it tiured talk, hut people not
lie indifferent to the rrsiut* of i*. lit
this ease the rumor* reached Margery's
aunt at Hey wood, and *!n sent a piv
emptory order for hir niece's return
home immediately.
At this order Margery was \i ry ero>*.
She did not want to go back into tin
country, and she did think that, in some
way or other. Dion might hate prr\ent*l
people's remarks. And his llttie effort to
talk the matter over with her only made
her more angry ; for her loving, anxious
heart was waiting to hear something
more sweetly personal than
" I cannot imagine, Mi** I ley wood,
what pleasure people find in go-Tip."
"You eaniuit ?" snapped Margerv
" Well. then. Id me tell you that a
pleasures art- short-lived exeept that ot
watching the mistake- ot our friends,
and comparing them with our own vir
"Wt ere si all we meet again*"
" J am no U\ incr." She was pale and
angry, but the tears were in Iter c\<-
Niie knew that lie loved iter. \\ hy could
he not—whv would lie not— sav *o
"Whv?"S!ie ask*l her*c!t tin* qtn-s
--tion all'during the next summer. For
Dion, having discovered that Mi** ll<-y
--wiKwl was with lier invalid aunt in a
small village hi the Tennsylvauia moun
tains, abatidt-ued at once the delight* ot
fashionable imps and drives, and de
voted hi wise U to Miss Hey \VHKI and
Miss Hey wood's aunt.
It was a summer to date from all of
life afterward. Such gloria— mornings
by the trout streams! Such evenings in
the moon-lit hills! Such walks, and
talks, and rides! "A voting man so
handsome—so verv handsome —a young
man so clever end polite, and so respect
ful to age," Aunt Hevwuod had never
sen. Forty years before, she had
had a lover, "who went to sea and never
came back again, and she believed Dion
to be exactly like him. Te*. *he was
certain that if ever she had been mar
ried, and had children, aii h< r *>ns
would have been ju*l like Dion. The
old woman loved liirn. in her way. quite
as much a* the voung one.
This fair and happy summer at length
came to a close. Dion found the imiie*
one morning in the midst of trunks an !
toilets. A sudden frost had set iu. and
Aunt Hevwood mi—ed the comfort* of
her own home. Dion lingered, *i <nt
and sorrow fill, till after lunch, and then
he asked Margery to go into the !
for a walk with him. Il>* had a eonfc*-
*ioti to make, Mi** Haywood
pennilteti it.
Miss Heywooii thought he might lnv
spoken without li<-r permission. " r>>
much courtesy, ux much court-'-y." *he
whiswred lier own heart: but she signi
fied her assent by a little no<! of her
liead and a- set. steadfast look in tin
" Miss Ileywood— Margery 1 w ant
to confess to you what a toohsh waste I
have made of my life and fortune.
Hitherto I have squandered them in the
*illi-st of pursuits."
Margery lagan to tap her foot r<-*t
" 1 have been so vain of my gi*i
She looked half slyly wul half admir
ingly through her eyelashes at him.
•• And I am sorry to say that, in order
to do them justice. I have ivn v rv un
just to others. lam very deeply in debt,
'• Deeply in debt!" Was thai what he
had to confer? She colored violently,
and oxse. " Mr. Harrington, your d !>t
do not concern me, unless—uni<s—"
" I expert you to pay them? I suppo-e
that is what you think I mean. Miss 1 ley
wood. How can you misjudge me so
cruelly? Ilu g pardon for pia-suming to
imagine that you cou'd feel any inter, -t
either in the past or future of so worth
less a life as mine has hitherto )*•< n.'
He rose to go. and some durnh, evil
spirit possessed the girl. She longed to
smite, to speak, to detain him; hut she
could not permit herseifto do it.
"Good-bye, Margery— dear Mtr : . nj.
When 1 venture to speak to you again, i
iiope to be more deserving of a hearing. "
He nut out his hand, and she wouid not
see it. was hard that he wou 1
not understand the love ami longing and
disappointment in her h-nrt 1 She load a
ri glit to be angry with a man so blind;
and as she could not for very shame go
into a good, womanly passion, she gave
vent to her feelings in a very unwomanly
exhibition of sarcastic indifferent .
Hut when IHon had really gone, she
fell with passionate sobbing upon the
ground, until the pirn* talked sou_b
fullv among themselves, and wailed
hark to lier those- melancholy ton< - they
leant I know not\vhere.
Aunt Hey wood was as broken-luorted
as her niece. Site brooded on t!.. loss of
the gay, l*-autifui youth. with something
ol Iwitn a mother's and a lover's anguish;
and when, a week later, they lu-ard that
he had sailed for the coast of Africa as
supercargo of a friend's ship, all tin- sup
shine died out of the two lives at Hey
wood Park.
A year later old Miss Hey wood died,
and Margery was left sole mistress of her
person and fortune. There was some
rumors of a strange will made by Mi—>
Heywood in her last hour, which it
was thought Margery would dispute.
But the rumor died.* and the young
heiress apparently settled down to a
monotonous life, in which nothing
seemed left her hut the " having loved.
In the second year a little ripple was
made in Heywood by the advent of
Harry Igikc. Harry had la-en Dion's
great friend, and was probably even
then in correspondence with him.
Margery had always avoided Harry's
uncle hitherto: hut now. with a sweet
ness tliat no old man could resist, she in
juiri-d after his lealth. his crops, am)
whatever other subject seemed of im
portance to him.
In fact, she ijuite won the old bach
elor's heart. It was a great grief to him
that he eould not hope Ui wed her for
himself; and he halfdisliked his nephew
for his chances. But at an v rate he de.
termined that such a nice gtrl—and such
a rich girl—should not go out of the
family; and he soon let Harry know that
the prospects of inheriting the Lake
estate rested very much upon his mar
riage with Margery.
" But suppose the young truly will not
have me, uncle?"
"You are Dot to suppose failure, sir,
in anything. You have no rivals lie re—
hut me," the old man grumbled, not very
Harry was in a dilemma, and lie sat j
thinking long over it thai night. Hut
he w:i endowed with a nature singu
larly honest, and at this juncture it
helped him better than intrigue. He
simply wrote a little note to Margery,
asking permission to see tier nest day at
noon, lie received, as he expected, a
yordial assent; an I so, putting Dion's
last letter iti his pocket, he went almost
confidently over to Hey wood Park.
It was a very pleasant meeting, hut
Harry was determined not to let their
conversation drift into generalities.
" Miss Heywood," lie said. " I am going
to ask from you a very singular favor.
I—l want you. In short, I want you to
refuse to marry me."
Marjrery eould not help a smile at
Harry's awkwardness. She readily di
vined.that he had something important
to say to her. and that he had, in his
eagerness to be perfeetly plain about it,
begun at the end instead of the begin
ning. So she said, "I shall certainly
refuse you—when you ask me, Mr.
"Oh, that of course! No fellow like
me expects to get a hearing, after poor
Dion could not succeed. But the truth
is just this: my uncle admires you so
much that lie threatens to leave me noth
ing unless I marry you."
" And you prefer to h disinherited, of
"No,; hut. Miss Hey wood, 1
am dead in love with the dearest little
girl, and 1 am over head and ears in
debt also; and if 1 vex uncle, he w ill
give me no unmet and don't you see
how the thing is?'"
" Not exactly Now what am Ito do*
I'eil me pi iiniy
" Well, 1 sfiail write you a letter tit
morrow a real, old - fashioned Sir
t'haries tlraiidisoti letter and ask your
jH-rmission, etc., etc . to pay tut devoted
duty, etc . etc . i,. you \ud I shall
-how this letter to uncle, and get hi*
suggestions and approbation
" Yes; ami then 1 am to- "
"To answer it.just in your loftiest
style. Mtss lieywotai. 11 vou *y a few
words a lilt le down on the Likes, 1 don't
mind it at all, and it w ill finish the mat
ter Of course I shall he cut up and all
that If my poor Dion was here he
would find some clever way out ot the
scrape; hut 1 can never think of any
thing hut just going to headquarter*. :u>
I have come to vou."
"It is the !*-st way A straight .ir
is just as giHsl in love as in geometry."
Then tlte affair w i- talked over, and
Margery brought a her woman's tact
andih i- acy to itsarrangement. Hiing*
were planned so as ti> proceed more
leisurely: tor the climax, instead ot
coming the next day, as llarrv pro
posed, was iridetinib v put off Hut
Margery thought herself well paid for
her complaisance; for in i very short
time Harry knew as well as possible the
true state of her heart, and m.-uiv a pre
eiotis hit of news he brought her eon
eerning Divin, and one day he managed
to forget a photograph of him and never
afterward to remember it* loss
>o, with this fr<-sh interest in lite, time
did not wm so heavy to poor Margery
she had Dion's pi. titled (am, and every
now and then a few words ofinfornia
tionahout him. or else a long talk with
llarry concerning the manifold pcrfee
tions of one so d,-ar to both.
But though the final -otter was de-
Wed a* long as ]H>ssili!e, I neb Like at
.ast got impatient. " Harry had spent
part ot evi ry day at lb-v wimml for u tir
months; if hoy*ami girls did not know
their own minds in that time, they never
would." So the old gentleman wrote
the proposal himself, stated frankly
w hat lands and money lie intended to
give llarry, and -olicited for the young
man the hand of his fair neighbor.
The answ-r tiad been eatefully pre
par dhy the two young jn-ople. It wa*
exquisitely jio.ii hut yet it contrived to
hit delicately several (Kiints on which
Uncle Lake was very sensitive; and, in
fine, it absolutely declined any alliance
with liis house.
The i-tYeet was letter than they had
la red to hope. I tie Like was greatly
-fl'ended, and for Margery's sake recalled
the very worst of ttie stereotyped fling*
it women and women"* way* *o gener
ally familiar to bachelor* young and old.
"However, he was sorrv for nte,
Margery." said Harry, one day. a week
afterward, " and he tin* shown it in a
way that 1 thoroughly appreciate."
" A cheek'"
" Ye-, for ten thousand dollars."
" Did you pine much, llarry?"
"No. 1 could nt manage it: and. do
you know, that pleased tin le. lie
prai*ed my spirited behavior, and said
that was iust the way fie took a *au- T
woman's No thirty years ago; and then
he gave me tliecln* k, and told me to go
to Paris for a season."
" And you go. 1 suppose? "
"Just as s,v,iti as thed< ar< -t little gin
is ready to go with me."
"Will you bare enough, after paying
your debts?"
" 1 -ha'l naturally consider my wife's
out fort U'foremv creditors'."
"Oh. Harry' Harrv!"
" Well. Margery, i never could keep
ut of debt and out o! .v. The UP n I
trade with and the _ irl I love always
have a lien on nte."
After Harry left letters were long do
\*l. Addr*-- - were lo*t or changed,
end w-'* k after week and month after
month passed without bringing any
word from Dion, about whom he haul
romis dto write. In the third -umm-t
Vlnrgi-ry was o lonely that -he deter
mined to join some friend* in a Ktirop' an
trip; f r she was -ure hy tiiis time that
Dion had quite forgotten IMT.
so -he wander--,! all summer in the
-unniest pl.-n* - of the earth, and wa* so
.-harmed and happy that she really !•-
iev*i In-r love and in-r regret* wen
buried dts-jvr than any memory could
reach for them.
Sip- wa* -i'lirg. one lovely afternoon,
en the top of Richmond llil!. \s she sat
musing sonic <.IP- -udd--nly *IOMI IM
tween her and the sunshine. She look*l
up. and instantly put out ip-r two hand*
with a jovful cry t> Dion.
"Oh. Margery' Margery' Margery'
<>h. my own love! my dear fore! my dar
ing!" while in a minor tone Margery
was sobbing: "Dion! Dion! Dion' You
have nearly killi-d me! How could you.
Dion? You don't know that you have
nearlv broken my heart. Yes, you have.
Then there was su-h an explanation
to l>e gone through that at ten o'clock
that night they had only got as far as
their unfortunate parting. And thi
-eemed to remind Dion of something,
for he said: "Oh. Margerv darling, 1
am afraid I must tell you the same old
story. I have worked very hard, and
all that, hut 1 am still in debt."
"No, you are not. I have something
to tell you. also. Aunt 1 ley wood left
you all her tnonev provided you claimed
't within five years after her death; if
not. it was to la- mine."
" It will still !e yours. Margery."
"No. 1 do not want Irotli you and the
money; I have enough of my own."
"Then I shall get out of debt at last."
" No. you will not. sir. You owe me
the price of three years of my life. You
will never be out of mv debt, and you
will never be out of iny fove."
" I don't want to, sweet Margery! and
they who are deep tn love can afford to
spend twenty out of an income of nine
teen: for you know the old proverb:
"There was a couple who loved one an
oiher, and they always took what they
had. and they never wanted. — Harjtrr't
Wt rkly.
Making Them till Their Own Hour.
Relating his Indian < xnerienees. Colo
nel Meadows Taylor tells of his being
IM ,et by hundreds of pilgrims and trav
elers, crying out against I lie hunnia.s or
flour-sellers who not only gave their
customers short weight, hut adulterated
the flour so abominably with sand, that
cakes made of it were utterly uneatable.
The colonel determines) to punish the
cheats: and this is how he did it.
1 told, says he, some reliable man
of my escort togoquietly into the bazaars
anil Inch buy flour at a separate shop, Iw
ing careful to note whose shop it was.
The flour was brought to m<h I testis!
I very sample, and found it lull of sand as
s passed it under my teeth. I then (le
ired all the persons named in my list
to lieNcnt to me, with their baskets of
flour their weights and scales. Shortly
afterward they arrived, evidently sus
pecting nothing, and were placed in a
row on the grass before my tent. " Now,"
said I, gravely, 'each of you is to weigh
out a seer (two paunds) of your flour; 1
which was done.
" Is it for the pilgrims?" asked one.
" No," said I, quietly, though 1 had
much difficulty to keep countenance.
" You must eat it yourselves."
They saw that 1 was in earnest and
offered to pay any fine I imposed.
"Not so,'" I returned; "you have
made many eat your flour; why should
you object to eat it yourselves?"
They were horribly frightened; and
amid the screams of laughter and jeers
of the bystanders some of them actually
liegan to eat, sputtering out the half
inoistcned 'flour, which eould he heard
crunching bet ween their teeth. At last
some of them flung themselves on their
faces, abjectly beseeching pardon; and
o. with a severe admonition, they were
let off. No more was heard of the bad
1 Mart clous Story of A Woman'* Idle.
Tin- romantic vicissitudes i the early
i life of the I'ounte** Svdange dc Kt tiuei
• lias once more !**-omc the ta.k of I'ari*.
and tliey ate, it.dn d. so extraordinary
that, used a* material* for a novel, tln >
' would spoil tin* Isiok by tin ir lack uf
probability (hn* night, many yrat*agu,
a lilt.' git i about one year old wa* 4e
1 JMisttial ill the draw eP of tin foundlillg
iuwpit i at 111 i-l She Wn* dressed W itii
| much finely. and a note atlacheil tu le r
1 skirt* told that her name was Kolange,
• and that she would !*■ reclaimed l> her
father. The claim was never made,
however, and in dm time the child wa*
t Iran-I' rtetl to the orphan asylum, 1" be
educattai there. As she grew up she
i de* i .oped a most extraordinary Im auty,
but her intellect apjienrcd to Im- very
• weak, ami she stillered Irotti fi*queiit
nervou* til -.. When -In was twelvi
years old site w a- sent out into the street -
to -eil flowers, and her beaut > and
> modesty attracted mans peopn * gisni
w til, but -lit- gt'i w W• ak< r :tlid W . .ikiT,
ami at i-*t sheiliisl \- eoiding lo 1* t'-it'lt
custom, she wa* buriiat in an open
I casket, aint a* it wa- w inter and the soil
! was frozen, Aa laid into tin grave,
' only covered with a thin layifof-and.
- 1 Hiring the night sin- awoke and, push
' ing the sainl away. *h<- crept out from
titi*grave Not exactly undvnrtandlng
w hat hai' taken place, she *va* not so
very much frightened, but in erossittg 11
ginei- between the ts-iue' iri and lie
fortification*, she was -Ildtt n.V slopped
i>v the outcry. "Vio'irv." and a- -le
did not answer, the -cntinel final, and
' she I'e.l to the ground. Brought into
the guarl-house. her wound wa* found
to be very -light and slit soon recovered.
' but her -ingular history and also le r
great tM-aUty had made so deep all il
pre—ion on a young lieutenant "I tin
gart i*ou t Kramer I that heibterniine,} to
(fee her proti'etiU', ami S' llt her to olie it
the mo*t fashionable educational • >tato
iishnients in l'ari- During the u< vt bvv
sears Kramer wa* much to--'*! al>ut
by the war. liut w hen in t*t* he returm I
to l'ari-. he found Solang' :v ful. grow ti
woman, not onlv lH*autiful, hut a ajtit
phshisi ami spirited, with no more trace
of intellectual weak to *> or nervou- lit-
Ile married her, and for 'vet .l i ti -
the couple lived happily in l'ari* M in
' while, investigation* were made e-n
■ eerning the girl left in the foundling
hospital at Brest, and a* tb-< investi
gations were made by tin Swi-.i-h attt
' ba*-ador and in a somewhat orto .
' mantn-r they nttrm-ted *one atrnlioii.
1 Captain Kramer h urii atsiut tli ifl'.
1 ami sent a noti to the amha—rulot". as. 1
month Later on tin* atnb **ador aim
in state to bring Madam Krauu : a for
' ntai acknowletlgemen! from her father,
! the former General Bernado •• tin
■ pre-ent King Char.' \l\ "1 Sweih
' t'aptain Kramer ami lti wife vvii.t ins
tnediate'.y to St's klioim. they w■ n en
ttoblial. anil their son Itas jusl Dow Im* tt
ipivoitttdl ilttifAt t" the Swedi-ll lega
tion in l'.iri-
Hlnts to Letter Writer*
Many person*, in writing to relatives,
sign their name in sueh a manner a* to
, prove of no value in tracing out the
writer, should the letter !• um-laimrd.
letters containing money are thu- fn -
jUenth lost. \ par-at writra to " lear
John.*' inclo-'- and sign-, "d"ur
, loving mother." John can't IM- found;
this ii t'ir is -nit to the lb ad-it tier "flu f.
'petted, :utd. no add re— b< ing given, th
onti-nt- go to enrich the . offer- of the
department, unle-s, perehanee. John or
the lining mother - ltd* to Washington
and sueetsals in estab i-hing their iden
tity. Person* who forget or else do not
consider it nece-- vry to write the name
; the State tm tln ir covt "i- wi I do
well to note carefully the following fact*;
Then* are in the country twelve Ito-ton-,
i went >-five Springfield*, ei-bln-ll Brook
vii-, live Ballitui.'ti*-. sixt's'H BuffaiiM--,
-• v enteen Burlington*. -• vi nt* it t bar •
! -n-. four Clti< ;igi■-. • iglit ( ineinnali-,
ten Cleveland*, nineteen ColumhuM-s.
twenty-live Dayton*, five Detroit.*, two
indianapolh-'s, til"u*'ti l*w. ,i. eight
Nlemphtses. thrv* Milwaukee*, foltrte. tl
Kaabvilhwg ti\-• ObmIIM, ri(hl Piti--
i'tirg*. seven Philadelphia*. fourt'*-n
Portlaml*. fourteen (Jnim y-.iw- nty-tw-o
lli 'liuiond-. fifti* n St. hiui->*. twelve
St. Pauls, -even 'Tol'sios. thirty N\"
ingtons, thirteen Wilmington*, and
twenty-eight Williain*burg*.
Vegetable tvort.
The ('oionif * <twl In iv i funtislf - *nmc
interesting particular* mpeeting tic
*o-caln-d " vegetable ivory." which i*
now so much u**i a* a uhtltute tor
ivory. The vegetable ivorv nut is tin
product of a specie- ot paint found wid
in S.'titli America and Africa In-i .■
the hard hetl is the w hit<- k'-rnel, wfiii It
Ix'ing softer than ivory and ca*iiv carved,
a- well a* readily dve*l, and being le
brittle than hone, is largely used in
making button*, ete. "Tin onrine fruit
consist* of a gri*'tt shell, containing .
watery fluid, which a* tin nut ri| <n*
gradually thi< k< ns until it b -1.110 - a
pulpy ma--, and eventually hard'-n* into
niiid iitalte,.- The water, though bitter
to the taste, i- wholesome, and often
render* invaluable service t< traveler*,
who cannot otherwise obtain water to
drink. The tree on which the fruit
grow * i* unlike an ordinary palm, hav
ing little or no stem and drooping dovv n
ward. especially win n the weak
branches an* overweiglo d by the *i\ or
seven bunehe* of nut*, em-b i-ontaining
six or seven seed*, inclosed in thi'-k
heavy shell* and outer sheath, and
weighing altogether from twenty to
twenty-four pounds.
I*lt Going to Itiiiu !
'The oh! sign* seldom fail—a red and
angry sunrise, or flushed clouds at even
ing. Many a ho|M' of rain have I sis-n
dashed by a painted sky at sunset. Then
is truth in the old couplet, too;
, " It it rain* hatoro seven.
It will el'-nr bi-ture eleven
Morning rain* are usually shortlived.
Better wait till ten o'clock. When the
■ cloud* are chilled they turn blue and
t rise up. When the fog leaves tin*
, mountains reaching upward a* if afraid
of being left IM-bind. the fair weather is
. near, shoddy clouds are of little ac
count. and soon fall to pieces. Have
r vour cloud* show a good strong fihT, and
. . have them lined —not with silver, hut
• with other cloud* of liner texture —and
i have them watlded. Il wants two or
1 three thicknesses to Ret up a good rain.
Especially, Utile** you have that cloud
niother. that dim, filmy, nebulous ma
■ that ha* its root in the higher regions of
the air. and is the source and hacking of
1 all storms—your rain will IM> light in
, deed. — John Burroughs.
Justice In Albania.
One of the curious facts related of
Albanians is their strict adhesion to the
1 hr tali outs. An assassin i* killed by the
f. friends or relatives of the victim, and if
they cannot find the criminal himself
they have a right to kill his father, Iti
. Lson and brother or his cousin. A thief
- is forced to pay double the value of the
, stolen goods to the person robbed, and a
' fine beside* to tlie tribunal of justice.
1 Adultery entails the same punishment as
assassination. If the betrothed girl re
-1 fuses to keen iter promise the deceived
lover may kill a member of her family.
A guest is sacred; and a man who vio-
I late* the laws of hospitality and kill* or
wounds his guest is chased from his
, , trilte, and no one is permitted t have
I j any communication with his family.
| The same dishonor fall* uiion the man
I who kills a woman. All liis relatives
. , receive the surname of " Woman-slayer."
. | The Albanians number about 2,000,000
[ ! souls, and in the portion of their tcrri-
I tory claimed by Greece there are 050,000
t | inhabitants. \
i The merchant who employs young
■ ; saleswomen is continually having Iti*
I goods miss-represented.— tonki rs SUUrx
! man.
TIM KI.Y TOl'll'H.
A Ku*i*n paper give* to account of a
pi agin uf 1* H*uat& near F.iiat>cthpid,
which forced a detachment uf troops on
the march ti> retra<< their tep The
insect# settled mi thick iill the soldiers'
facet, uniforms ami musket* that the
commander. ttriveii ti desperation, or
dered firing at thou. This was done for
half an hour. hut prodm • 1 no effect, ami
the Milliter* were obliged tu march hack.
I'he swarm covered an area of twenty*
t WO square tuii< *
I'he Ixtuisville Iburier-Jtmrnal bundles
together it* advice to profane men in this
wi *e " I'o nil who arvatfiietod willt the
habit of proftuiitv, and who are desirous
of curing ihwiiselvtn of it. we would stig
g'*l that, a# a beginning. they resolve,
and rigidly adhere to the resolution, that
whenever they feel a diS|toit (on to swear
they w ill take no other name in vain o
ept that of the Aztec god of war. Iluit
/iiupochtli I hat will give their anger
a ehiutee to eool ami to disappear before
they get to the other end of the word, and
they will not thus he guiltv of the sin of
a complete oath. And if 11 uit zi liipo.'h
tii won't htvak them, then their case*
are hopeless."
ri. I :de in glass in the I nited State*
w ithtn the iast few year* has reached
enormou* proportions, I'ittshurgh, I'a.,
|s the great g'.ivss .enter of the country
More than hail "t all the gin** produced
is math tie re I'he productions nggre
gate io ersT.*.U*' annually, employing
a capital, which includes building*. 111a
ciiim r\ ami grounds, of nearly, if not
litlile, $3,500,tMN). Tiiete are sevenly
three factories, containing in all #',w jug*
liach year OUtMKM is paid 111 wages to
the hands employed, who number some
S.y'ts. One can form some little idea of
the magnitude of the business by ascer
taining tin amount of material consum
ed annually. Last year there were con
sumed 2.1W5 tons td German clay, 3t"*i
ttins of lead. Ski tons of pearl aah,
irrc.s of salt, 6,055 tons ot straw, t.tttS
cords of wood, t.WS.Tm bushels ot coal,
Ttili.'iOtl bushc - of 1 oke, t,2lti tt>ns ot
nitrate of soda, 4*,3t0 tons of sand ami
150,000 tire brick.
Of the successful pedestrian. K. I*.
We-loli. the K-'V. .1 t" Fletcher, of
Indiana }Hllis, says that when a child
Wi-ston was the cli-anest, *w'.s*test little
It . nde IMJT he ever knew. He always
it td his Sundav -sebool i. -sm perfectly,
and was wi ii trained at home, in I'rovi
d< nee. bv his small, slender mother.
•But." added .Mr Fletcher. "K. 1*
Weston was the most uneasy bright l*iy
1 eva-r saw There was no keeping him
s;i . His father was a man restless in
his brain, and final.v died insane The
it tlnr of K I*. W. was a woman of
intclavlual parts, and at her husband's
■ • atb. in order to support Iter family,
sin- w roll a number of interesting Immilc
lor children. Tlm"c were printed and
then, in-tead of l ing published, were
~ iwk'sl about l*rovidi*nceand civ when
i tin State uf Rhode Island by Kdwanl
t*a\s,,n, who walked fruit) IIOUm Ui
house ail over tie- Stale, and thu* early
a quired tie habit of walking."
s rgeanl John 1" Fin ' v has inve-ti
gated the eye .ni s that swept over Kan
sas in May. lie traveled ill a wagon
and rode altogether five hundred mile*.
i-iting thirtv-fivc towns and village*.
"• I Martial out in making observations
by first finding the center ot the track of
the *tortn. and then making i*m-|wind
ing oi iM r\at lon on both sides to a • rtain
the effort <>f the wind on each. 1 found
iM'T a great deal of questioning that
tlowe tornadoes w re always heralded by
the apfM-aranee of hailstones and ratrt,
w liieji only rntlit) when the funnel dis
apj-,*n*l I'he funnel, which r***emb.<-
a wat*r spout. was generally <*-n an
roxehing from the north west and south*
w.t. ami has the embodiment of tin air
tm nts coining from Isrilt tic oir<* -
lions. The northwewt • loud* always re
sembled heavy rain-clouds, dhile tlmw
i the southwest were a light, tleery
color, indicating wind. After their ap
1-aranee the inhabitant* would notice
b tween the two, mar the turns, a tcrri-
Ide commotion, and In a few moment*
this would IM* followed by the funnelex
s tiding gradually from the i loud*. It
w is this funnel-cloud that always did
the damage. The majority of these
storm* travel al>out thirty mite* an
hour, and while they are on the ground
tic ir lorn i gn at enough to destroy
■ \ cry thing within their rem h."
The I itptive Balloon at Coney Island.
Not the least of the many attraction*
of < onev 1- and this summer i Mr
King"* captive Iwllmin, "Pioneer, the
first ascension of which waa made on
the afternoon of July I This Imlloon i
not a* large a* the Giffanl captive lw*|.
toon at Paris, but is *id to be much
more pcrfei t!v
fivi fist in diameter and ha* a rapacity
of 1 "ift.OtVl cubic feet The material is
Irish linen. in two thickn*sw*. The
basket, or ear of wit kerwurk. weighs
ITfi pounds Altore, the balloon is
white, to rt fl's-t the sun's ray*; In-low it
i* ornamented with dark n*d and green,
to make it a conspicuous object against
the sky It is inflated with hydrogen,
and in calm air show* <>n the dynamom
eter a lifting strain of 1.400 pound*. The
gas is made on the spot by Mr. A.O.
Granger, by passing steam over hot
iron. Wound nltout the drutr of a very
large windlass is 1..15 feet of one and n
half inch rope, through the center of
which runs a telephone wire. An end
of this ro|ie is carried through a trench
lo the center of the ineJosure. where,
after passing around a pulley, it is fas
tened to the balloon. The pulley is at
tached to the foundation bv a universa
oint of iron, so that, in whatever direc
tion the balloon may pull, there will le
no side strain on the pulley. A good
hold on the sand is secured by theue
of four stick* of yellow nine, each twelve
fet long and twelve inches square.
These are planted horizontally nine feel
below the surface, and above t Item is a
well, ntade of eonerele. Aerna* the top
of the well lie two other similar timber*,
which are strongly fastened to their fel
lows below by long and thick iron bolts.
Mr. King savs tbi* foundation will resist
a strain of pounds, while the ut
most strain that wind and as Xur.ited can
exert on the connecting rope of the bal
loon will not exceed 5J2.000 {wiunds.
On its trial trip the balloon ascended
three or fiiur liundred fis-t.pnd shortly
afterward n second trip of 700 feet was
made. At this height the view wMM pro
nounced magnificent by the small party
making the first ventura. All the oeean
approstehes ot New York harbor were at
their feet for a radius of thirty miles,
and inland they could see the numerous
towns and citii* about the bay of New
York, along the Sound to Flushing, up
the Hiiilsnii river as far as Tarrvtown,
and the Orange valley and other part* of
New Jersey as tar a* Paterson. Perth
Amhny ami leutg Bnuich.— SeirtUifie
Amt rimn.
Three Things.
Three thing* to do—Think, live, art.
Three things to cherish —A irtue, good
ness and wisdom.
Three things to teach—Truth, industry
and contentment.
Three thing* to govern—Temper,
tongue and conduct.
Three things to love— Courage, gentle
ness and aft'i etion.
Three thing* to contend for—Honor,
country and Iriends.
Three thing* to hate—Cruelty, arro
gance and ingratitude.
Three things to delight in—Beauty,
frankaess and freedom.
Three things to admire —Intellect, dig
nity an<l gracefulness.
Three things to avoid —lilnesi, loqua
city and flippant jesting.
Three things to like—Cordiality, good
humor and cheerfulness.
Three thing* to vvi*h for—Health,
friends and a contented spirit.
lluMac Ititltl llltll*.
Tilt it Si VINS Ovalie at id dissolved
in lukewarm water will remove slaitta
of fruit ink. Iron, mud. etc.. from white
giMid- I'M it carefully, a* it i* a rank
Tu ('WAN It) At h (.'ASItUrKI Pima*
the dre* in .strong horav water, made
lukewarm; let It remain in soak all
night, then take out and hang on the hue
to drip, and when nearly dry, press.
Ho not rinse or wring.
MOTII Put WMPT Clothes moths
are always worse in the summer than at
any other time of the year. But then
is nothing the moths have u It tut aver
sion to a> blow n paper. Furs, or any
kind of clothing, if carefully sealed in
it, moths will never attack them.
K\ n I I VI Ft KMTt Kt Pol tstl. —< tin—
third spirit* ot wine, one-third of vine
gar toid one-third of swot oil —rather
more of the ia-t. Shake the Imtl le daily
for three weeks; it i* then tit foru*e.
I'M- every three OR four months. For
dmtng-lafih* and sidelHtards u*-every
week . it makes them IM-autifuily bright.
To lit Viil ATI A 111. At K t'Hll* 11 AT.—
Vdd to one pint mill water ti a-iMitiftil
of spirit* of ammonia, use with a soft
lot it it or nail brush; when clean rinse
with cold water and piat r in sun to dry.
i>i< not soak or scrub sufficiently to di—
slroy the shape. It W ill ksik as good as
PMUUOIIM it* Sti a - —The silk should
IM- dipped in weak ammonia before
Usitij. in oriii-r lo set the eolor v aud aili
ih> emhroidi*red or knit in worsted
should never IM washed in anything
stronger than water. A little ox gall
mixed with water will k<vp tin* miort
I . .in rtnuikl tilt.' - * lie MR is ruldx d
or wrung.
■ tint.- If etutinddered iti colored siik*.
the color* will not run if washed in a
onp lather very quickly; wring
thoroughly and lien iron, MI that it
dries at once. There should la- no soak
ing. and the embroidered corner should
is- k pt out of the water as much a*
possible. A little alum in the water
will make the proems sure.
\ HAVi.isi.-i.Atttits ui Si-iiM.r.—
Take aw hite sjninge of large size, sow
it full of rice, oats or wheat. I*!a-e it
for aw.> k or ten days in a shallow d*li
of water; the *|>mige will alworb the
moisture and the .*'-• >;# begin to sprout
before many iiay*. When tin* has lairlv
taken place the sponge may is-suspended
by a book and ivrd at the top of the
window where a littie sun may enter.
It will b'tniuf a mass of gn*aj. and Iw
kept moi*t by nti ta-iy iutuirrsing it in a
latwi of water.
Till MH-S| I KI\I.~ I have oleo rvial
that a peculiar and rattier common
deformity of the chest i* caused bv the
bntiil of -u> king the tbuntli in infancy
and early chiidliuod. The weight of the
arm on the th 'rax of the child during
*ieop produe* • depn s*ion of the rits in
the line oi*-uptd by the arm wlu-n the
thuntli i* phoeil in titi mouth. A* this
! a \iry important efieet of "thumh
stirking" never hitln-rto |M>intnl otil. I
mink it desirable to pbsce this note on
ri cord for the benefit of other ohmrvers.
—Dr. I'.
Ttti sTWt.vT Got t* Ftsit In cane
where gold fish are ken' in vessel* in
rooms, etc., they should he k< | t in
lhe w a'.i r w jll rsjuirt-to
1- ihanged *• cording t* tip size of o*-
•f. "l- lie ■mubrt of Mi k< pt tlwrsln.
but it i-> not w-11 to change the water
t*> often. A vv| that will hold a
laitltmott si- . paii of water, two fih
may le 1 ■ ,>l in by changing th*- water
once in tint* wi*its, and MI mt in pro
portion. It any foiMl i* supplied them it
should Is'tt few iTuniti*of tireasf dropped
into the water once or t wits- a wi**k.
T Itr f tilt M I Its.
The habits of the {M-M- of the plum
triss art* thus d'-si-nlKil The female
Itrellecuts a small er - sTit-sliapial hole
in tie -kin of the plum, into which site
drop- an egg lite ■ tig MHn hatch'*.
and tin grub Istr - straight into tin* fruit
Until it reaches the pit and then feeiis
around thl. causing ih* plum to drop
(rout the tr-e The cwulios apjear ; n
spring soon aftrtlie plum tr**-. are .>ut
•if bio- m. and the ib-jMciting of their
■ ggs commences as si.n a> the fruit is
as largt-tis |M :IS. .mdcntinU's for several
wis ks. or until the plums are nearly or
,uite full gr>wn. Smoking the tn*-
with tlie fume* of burning tar is sonn
tillic* n*sorti*l to for tin pur) HIM ed ittak
ing the fruit distasteful to the eurvuilo,
liut, to IM- effective, tin fumigation inul
)• rein itted otu ■ or tw i> • aws k Sme
and jH-rbaps we migbt say many—fruit
growers resort to what is tiTimsl tle-jar
ring process to save tin ir plums Sin* t>
are spread under tin tri**s every morn
ing, and the eurculio* shaken off" utawi
tliem. and then gatheri-d up and kilieyl.
The eurculio, when disturbed, fold* up
it- legs and lets j-,, it- bold uponthetli'o,
falling to the ground. in*t- ad of attempt
ing to fiy; eons*|Uently it I* an easy
nuttier to catch tliem by'the jarring pro
cess. A few yard* oi common muslin
will make a sheet large enough to cover
the gn>und under a tree a* far a* the
brain-lies extend, and, by leaving one
seam open to the center, it may be read
ily slipped around the stein But this
iarring of the tree* ntul !*• repeated as
long a* anv cur ulios are caught, which
involve* the expenditure of more time
titan most person* are willing togivefor
a few plums.
Lady Help in the Country.
A correspondent of the Baltimore
JtiuTtoin tell- this -tory of her visit to
a Massachusetts village: As an illustra
tion id the social equality that reigns in
this region, I may give an incident of
my visit. A lady from New York had
brought with her the scon* of " I'ina
tore." which is las! becoming the rage
of Sunderland, a nvent perforinanee of
the opera at Amherst having given the
longdesinsi opportunity of hearing the
famous fompo-ition. 'l'lte domestics in
the family of my friend# arc natives,
daughters"of farmtTS living on the out
skirts. and to the manner Isirn. Of
course, they had been taken with the
rest of the family tos<** " i'ittafore," and
were inf ituated with it. Hearing their
mistress try parts of tin* opera after din
ner to-dny on the piano, they left their
dishc* standing and flew to the parlor,
where, standing one i>n each -ide of her.
tliey sung, with the cleat voice and very
good expression, parts from the rale of
" Josephine" and "Buttercup.' but. be
coming a little puzzled a* to the correct
ness ol their vrsion. one of them went
to the foot of the stairs and told the vis
itor she wished she would oonie down
and tell thorn if tliey sung it right. Of
course, the guest obeyed order*, oauie
down and su|nrintcniual the perform
ance, the lady of the house play ing or
chestra and tin* two girls singing with
vigor and a certain amount of precision,
a* well as expression.
When the time canie for tlie " Pina
fore" visitor to depart, one of these
young ladies said with genuine hearti
ness, "GtMHI-hye; I've enjoyed your
visit ever so much."
Now, this to some may seem like too
much of a good tiling, but in Sunderland
it seems perfectly natural, right and
proper. There is no presumption upon
the privileges accorded. Their manners
are. after nil, respectful and the work
is well done. It is not. of course, easy to
get household help, and it could not be
had at all except under the condition of
iwing treatixl as "one of the family." In
fait, it i* not unusual on the occasion ot
being invited to afternoon tea to lie re
ceived by tlie domestic instead of the
mistress, if one has happened to get
dressed before the other, and under these
circumstances she would feel bound, a*
a matter of politeness, to act as enter
tainer, and if would he a churlish per
son. indeed, who should refuse to be en
TKRMB: $2.00 a Year, in Advance.
I.eiuouwde NUd Health.
The wholesome condition of the elty
is. we lilti e Utile doubt, owing in n con
-jilcrable degree to the moderate prices
! this summer of fruit and vegetables, and
espeeially to the verjr low price of
ii-itioii*. I'hysieian* sppreciaie more and
more the lieneflelal euei l* of Utile and
li-iimn acid on the human system, ami
we have Lewd of one who recommended
-is lemons a day. Tlii* number made
into leuionade in warm weather would
Is- lei) gratifying, and we doubt not very
wholesome, and It is therefore to be
iMdiced, with s|s*cial appndtion. that
gissl ieeii lemonade is oDrml at the eor
neraot the str<*-ts at from two cent* to
lite tents a glass, according the
size. A three-rent glass is alstUl a*
much a* tuiyliody waut* to drink liaslily
iiipaswing along the ilrutU
Limes are preferable to lemons, and
they are cheaper in proportion u
the amount of acid tiiey contain. Lime
iui '-ean tie had at all timet, and it hids
fair to supei-Mvte other summer drinks
in Britain, The Montreal WUna* siiow*
how extensively it is ti*-d there;
" Lime juice hid* fair to do the work
of a dozen tcmperanoe adrocate*. In
Lugland, which is not a very iiot coun
try, it i. we are informed, lioth prii ately
and through the newspapers, largely su
iM-rseding tle uw of alcoholic liuuors.
It i* the lirst nully desirable and elegant
iion-a.eoiioiic diuner-labk-in-verage thai
!• a* yet prepared. A very small
quantity of it. sweetened to taste in a
tumbler of water, make*a most delight
ful summer drink, and except for ihc
u>mr, which many do not u*e, a very
inexpensive one indised. Tin* lxmdon
Jyau >t say* the demand for lime jui<-e is
so great that the publican* have to keep
it. although they would very much pre
fer not to, and m-cu*e it of doing all
sorts of mischief to the human frame.
How strangely interested they seem sud
denly to have become in the weal of the
human frame! And it has. we lenrti,
equally < slablished it* place on gentle
men's lahies, thu*e who have been ac
eustomev) to ti*- wine freely consuming
it in large quantities. It is popularly
credited wilJi being an absolute spt-eili- '
for iin uiuatiotii and gout, aa well aa ftr
a variety of cutaneous diseoae* popularly
know n under the general name of scurvy
Many ehronicAiVy troubled with tin
first class of disorders find Uieir gt-aerai ]
health unquestionably l-tb-r since they
In gjn to tis'tiiis instead of wine. The
l.'lncet, while it diw-s not question ttie
common opinion of ita virtues, deride*
tlie interested objections of the liauor
*• ivr*. and ail* is- every laid y to laic is
much lime juice as he wants. t'anaia
i* a wanner country than England, es
|M*-ialy this year, and the sueo* of the
lime juice i*. wc lielieve, proportionately
great With knowledge we heartily en
jo* the iMttCtf* advior."
YVhen oatmeal. < Iraliam bread and
milk are *ul*titutcd to a larg<- extent for
meal. tea. coffee and white bread, and
wh.-n lemonade and lime juice take the
pfiue of wine and Ixser in tlie family and
at tlie dining table, a host of dia-a*e
w ih have to go hurrying tiown to the pit
w lientv tJie\ come, an>V men and women
will not only live much lonjjer, but be
much happier.—AYw Tort Hilars*.
( oddling a Mreak of Lightning.
An American lady writes: At night
my hutdmrtd conies home with a rush,
hang* In* hat upon the flo-jr, throws hi*
<0 t upon the first chair, send* his l**t*
flying in another direction, work* his
fi . t into hi* slipper* while unfolding
his {taper, reads, eat*, reads again until
iM-daiuc, throws his paper down for
MUlie one else to pick up. and rushes off
to l*d. This is the programme, with ex
ri ptioit*. until Katurvlay night. Sunday
morning he Indt* bis hraakfast and tears
around while getting into hi* " Sunday
IM*I "and rusheaoff to church; romes and IMUS his dinner (never eau),
reads a little, sb* ps a little, and away
h< g. - ; gain When he tries to keep
quiet he i -ur* to make the more noise;
it ii< -tart* to go around a mu<i-puddie
lie i-*ur to step flat into il; if he 1 its**!*
tb nsitn lart fuily he is .-ure to kick the
table leg or fall over a chair; and let
itim go to a table when- a spare clean
cloth tin* in* n spnsul and you will s>Htn
-e. more of " decorative artin five
minute* than you -ver dn-axmsi could
IM at Oiuplislod in M> short a time. He
i* lemjM rate, naturally kind-hearted, a;-
W nds strictly to buslne** and pay* hi*
b bta like a tnan ; was tint** chatty and
dommtie, fond of his family and home,
but h> ai.owtsl himself to drift with
tbi* ru-hing. nailing habit,until n<>w
nothing could break ti up short of break
ing It* n< k. Fancy a wife trying to
i inldle such a streak of lightning.
Tulmage in iAindon.
The most remarkable ease of lionizing
on naaird. savs the Cleveland l.r*d*r,
i* that oft! e Heverend Mr. Talmage, at
Iztndon. Tin- fatuous preacher of the
Brooklvn Talwrnaele went abroad, a.*
he exp'n-sslv explained to Ills congrega
tion. for recreation and rest. He had
lit-, n worn down by years of labor, and
hi* fatigue had Issn "further aggravab-d
bv tin* excitement and strain of his re
cent trial upon the charge of hetero
doxv. But no sooner did the weary
minister land in England than appoint
ments were made for him to nreach in
the largest churches and halls of IxB
--don. and *ue|i has been the rage to hear
him that even the great Agricultural
Hall, when* Weston won his recent pe
destrian victory, is totally insufficient
to hold the multitudes which throng
to do honor to the new wonder. The
t hie special to tlie New York flcra'ul
tti scribing the scene on a n**ent Sunday
- ty*: •'Thousands upon thousands of
p *oplo thronged tlie street* leading to
tlie hall for ntili-s, almost blockading
the passage of vehicles and pedestrians;
many people were crushed, and Dr. Tal
mage'* carriage was almost demolished
by the great crowd, every individual in
which was anxious to see tlie distin
guished American preacher." So in the
matter of sensations, tlie eccentric
Brooklyn clergyman will have to he
added to the rapidly lengthening list of
Americans *lio by their skill and en
durance in x*arious specialties have set
I<ondon agog.
A Brenth-Snrking Fat.
A eorresjiondent writes to the New
York Trihunt. saying: I have always
supposed that the story that eats were
ait dieted to the habit of sucking the
breath t f persons while sleeping, where
they could get aecew to the apartment,
wa* nothing but a nursery fiction with
which to frighten children from the
practice of taking pet cats to hi-d with
them; but a case in jniint lias just come
under my notice, with which I thought
it would is* well to acquaint your
readers, to guard litem against a similar
occurrence. A young Lady of my aiv
iiuaintaneo, resitting in Bedford avenue,
Brooklyn, was awakened last week dur
ing tlie night in an almost exhausted
and strangling condition, with just suffi
cient consciousness to throw from her
breast a cat whose mouth was thrust
far into iters. She had scarcely strength
to call for help, and has since been very
ill from prostration and ulcerated sore
threat. For several mornings previous
she had awakened with very peculiar
sensations about the throat and chest,
and it is now supposed tliey originated
from the same cause. The cat was a
strange one, as none is kept ahout the
house, and must have gained access to
the apartment through a window (which
opens on a balcony) near the l>ed.
Would it not be well to caution the
public against this danger?
Tennyson has been known to re-write
a poem thirty times before being suffi
ciently satisfied with it to give it to the
Original Matter.
He was n friend of mine, and used
I frequently to drop in and give me advice
as to h* I should run my pajwr.
lie was a minister, and consequently
thought I should devote it a little more
to the cause of religion and not quite so
iuu< h to politic*.
He said it could be made a power for
good in the Western land In which we
had both cast our fortunes.
He was a lover of the original, too,
and said he disliked to see reprint, and
thought I should write more-lake the
time, in fact, to fill the imper right up
with good .tuff It seeiued such an easy
tiling for him thai one day I ventured to
•• Brother, you hid a glorious meeting
at the schoolhouse. 1 hear. Kuppose you
write it up for tue'"
lie didn't seem to act a* though be
wanted to.
I urged.
He flushed a little and stood around
awkward like. He had never ln-tvi hon
ored with an invitation to write for (he
press la-fore.
I Mill urged.
Then he took off his glove# and his
fiat Then 1 gave him a seat at the
table, with paper and pencil.
He sal down to editorial work.
lie w .as always talking about how it
should i" done, and now he was at it.
ll< started in.
I went alsout my work. and. having
written up a column or two of matter
for tin- paper, left him still writing,
while 1 went out to solicit mmt adver
1 wu gone an hour or two, and when
1 < ante trnck h- was still at it.
He waa sweating awfully.
Lite tahle and tloor were white with
copy paper, and Uie pencil in hi* hand
was mu<-h diminished in length.
I went to dinner.
When I returned ie w as at it yet.
'Hie pencil warn Umrter and lie waa
wetter. It waa summer.
Tin* hours dragged along into the
middle of the afternoon.
tiri-at cords stood out on the preacher's
heated brow.
His eyes were bent on the dacsling
white paper before him and his pencil
was a stuh. 1 henut to grow frightened.
1 knew 1 had oniy a email weekly paper,
and that its fourtceu columns of space
(one side was patent inward) would
not hold the contents of the Bthle and
supplemented messages from heaven
At >aat tlie man looked up and timidly
advanced with a piece of paper in one
hand, and suddenly went back to change
a word.
Then he came on again, and. like one
who had pasmd through a vision, held
out a piece of paper and boldly asked:
" Will that dor
I looked at it
There were just seven line* of it.
advertising measure.
lie was a large man. weighing over
300 pounds then, hut when J met him
three weeks later he weighed lea# than
lie had been sick
The seven-line nine-hour effort was
100 much for him.
Neither did he compose for a paper
It was hard work for him to write,
and lie saw be was not cut out for an
editor.— Chicago Keening Journal.
Visit to rite Zulu king.
On the following evening. write* aa
English correspondent, I *piin viritwl
the king. who had wpoWly invited uw
to witness * review of hi# .roo}t, two
naiiwU of which. <w -ol "white
shields'* ami the other of " black
shield#," were stationed at Xonducngu.
Ttww troop# formed a large circle in the
open et-ntral space of the kraal, while the
kiti£ walked, or rather trotted, about a*
well a# he # aide, within the circle,
closely followed by hi# shield-bearer and
other altendanu carrying hi# snuff and
hi# he*r. The shout# that trw Intra hi#
assembled warriors' became d.-nfi ning a#
tle king, calling upon one or otlier of hi#
more distinguished soldier* by name,
and pointing toward him, summoned
him to porfunu lii# font# of ability.
Every arm was extended and every
finger pointed toward the man thus hnti
nnd. who leaped from hi# place in the
rank#, and cumnMt*d running, temp
ing. p, inging high into the air. kicking
hi# shield. flourishing hi# weapon# ami
performing tiie most extraordinary man
euver# imaginable. AH thi# time the
" itubongaa," or praiscrs. recounted the
deeds of the king amid th sliouts of tiie
multitude. After hi# ra\je*ty was titvd
of moving about —for hi# extreme Je#!ly
reodeml it no easy matter —hi# chair of
State was brought to hint, in which he
#at and repaid! himself with a copious
draught of "outohualia." or beer made
of fermented millet, often taking pinches
of snuff. , , .
Tln n every soldier passed in single file
before the king, each one lw>wing to the
dust, and lowering his shield as lie passisi
the august pn-senee. This ended the re
view. and the king was hornc "nark to his
amidst the shouts and din of the
multitude. Nothing can le imagined
more truly savage, yet pkliinMß
withal, than the appearance of these
Zulu sold lets when arrayed for Imtlle.
With kill# formed of the tails of the
leopard and other wild animals, their
heads adorned with the plumes of the
crane and the ostrich, with long stream
ers of goat's hair attached to their arms
and leg#, and holding in front their huge
bucklers of hide, which almost cover
their hodics. and almvo which protrude
the bristling points of their well-sharn
ened assegais, they present a most strik
ing aspect, and <>ne not easily forgotten.
The costume of the king consisted of a
copious kilt formed of leopard's tails and
the skins of the green monkey. On his
forehead he wore a large hall of closely
cut feathers of the blue roller, and round
his neck hung a quantity of very large
whiteheads. Hi# arm# were nearlyeov
ered with bracelet# of brass and gold,
while fillets of bead# encircled his body
and his legs. In aspect he was dignified,
and hi# skin *v of a lighter color than
that of most Zulus.
" Head and Her Eye* Full of Tear*.
In the sad account of the suicide o
Mrs. Josephine Col ton. whose journal
has been published in the city papers,
ami which cave as a reason for the act
jealousy and neglect, occur these words
of her landlady: ' There site lay, her
head on the pillow, and two shot# in her
breast and one in her temple. In her
right hand was the pistol. Her eyes
w ere open and full of tears. I never saw
such a thing in a dead person." One of
the laws oi nature is that we come into
the world tearless and go out of it tear
less. When Dickens died tears poured
down his cheeks, which was no doubt
owing to a sudden expansion of the
lachrymal glands. The glands w-w dis
eased. perhaps, from ova*-labor. In the
case of p<H>r Sirs. Colton, hitter sulfering
and almost constant weening must have
diseased the glands which pour out
serum to wash and juoisten the balls of
the eyes. One passage in lier melancholy
inurnal makes clear enough her ladylike
sensitiveness. It is dated the 15lh of
October last: "I walked until I was
almost dead, trying to get sonic sewing
to do at home. Walking gave me an
appetite, the first in weeks: hut I had no
money, and I did something that made
me feel mean. I went over to Mrs.
C 's about supper time to see if she
would not n*k nie to stay. She did, and
tlie supper tasted good." A woman so
keenly alive to honor as to "feel mean"
Ix-cause she lingered at a neighbor's in
the hope of appeasing iter
out being suspetted, would weep from
neglect until her *yes even in death
would show traces <>f gri. f No more
pitiful storv of !ove, disappointment and
w tfely sorrow has ever been given to the
public.— S'rtc York Mcrctirrj
A tor dinner-A bungrv mnn
The way some farmer* pot up corn U
Huston ha# fifty-four hanks agd 70*
There are 9.900 ragpicksr# la New
York city.
To adrertiae well to an art. It U the
art of money-making.
The eleeper repoeee la the lapee of
time.—New York ncopU.
In New York city t here are 10® whole
sale and 4.1*0 retail grocere.
The roads and lana In Spain are as bad
as they hare hren for centuries.
The average yield of wheat In France
is about fifteen bushels per acre.
According to the Yonker* SuUrtman
a lighthouse is a bright outlook.
Money is very clothes, said a man who
owed his tailor.— Wheeling l*atUr.
Chicago claims a population of 537,000
on the basis of the new directory list.
It is forbidden in England to take
casts of the heads of executed criminals.
If poverty is a disgrace, mended stock
ngs are a darned shame,—pimjuw.
"I say, Biggs, bow's business? Mad
anything lately? "Oh, yes; I made an
assignment last week!"
The amount of money already expended
on the bridge lietwecn N w York and
Brooklyn exceeds 9 10.500.100.
The United State* uses up 1,000,000,000
Kper hag* annually, and several inanu- *
•turers report increasing demand*.
A gentleman in one of the Western
towns is so much imposed to capital pun
ishment that lie refuse# to hang his own
<>uc tiling that .ontinually remind* a
' -jerson of the value of little things is s
t young man's first mustache Saten.
llsve you ever thought how exroed-
I iiigiy kind it is of the average murderer
to torgive everybody before he is swung
The evening the young man hasn't
money enough to take his girl into an
he-cream saloon he send* lier a not#
stating he is sick.
A 1 title boy -ame to his mother re
's tilly and said: " Mamma. I should
thiuk that if 1 was made of dust 1
would get muddy inside when I drink."
A story is going the rounds of the press
iailed " A son turns up after twenty-five
years* absence." We hare seen a son
turn up after an hour's alwence, often,
and never thought anything of it.—
Tlie name " tabby cat " is derived from
A tab. a famous street In Bagdad, inhab
ited by the manufacturers of silken atufls
tailed Atahi. or taffeta, the wavy mark
ings of the watered silks resembling
pussy's coat.
tyuite a number of names hare been
taken in response to the advertisement
on |age *. Everybody can avail them
selves of the opportunity. and have a
good dictionary at but little coal. Send
in the nnu>*.
The twt/sons of the Prince of Wales
are now passed midshipmen, and their
pay has been increased to thirty-aeven
and one-half cents per day. There is no
longer any l*r of their suffering tor the
necessaries of life.
The old gentleman iwoked out of the
front window the first warui. moonlit
e\ ening. and tlie faint vision oftwo forms
down near the sidewalk caused him to
remark with a sigh." Ah? they've struck
their old gate again."
When two women meet at the fence
there is no harm as long as lbs talk is
loud and the tones firm, out the moment
the head iiegins to nod. the voice drops
to a murmurs and lb# tones sound
hushed and muffled, then you may know
that scandal, or some one s character, it
made a sweet morsel for the wx-caakm
Every good man sits down and weeps.—
Cn ti>e farm of Air in Tallntan. of
Perrv, N. Y. t may he seen an alum
spring, a sulphur spring and a peculiar
shaped roc*, from the top of which pe
culiar shaped stones resembling turnips
•an be plucked. The stones vary in si*e
from a walnut to a stone five inches in
diameter, and each one a perfect shaped
surnip. with ridges and topi. They ars
a decided curiosity.
Science aays that a mosquito ha*
1t.r>00.0M0.931 pores in it* skin. It strikes
u that science would be better employed
if. instead of counting the pores in a mos
quito's skin, it would invent some way
to kill a mosquito without slapping
yourself in the eye, knocking the stuff
ing out of a pillow or two and wrench
ing all tlie vileness out of 14.000,000,9111
luid words.— (jmritr-Jounml.
Two Arizona miners. Freeman and
Hiil recently played a huge hoax upon
their Mlow*. They represented that tn
:lte country 400 rath* to the north of
I'rescoU could be found large quantities
of gold. Fifty six men. with 112 ani
mala, lianded together and followed tlie
two from l'rescott. Water could not be
proettied. and the whole party nearly
nearlv died from thirst Freeman and
Hill final iv aiimitted that the affair was
a joke. Tliey were hung in just 10*
Samuel C'hildert, of I* Cntwse. Wis.,
has a rat in hi* boot and shoe shop which
he has trained to wonderful perfection.
The rat comes to hira at his call, no
matter how many are present. It has
been trained to jump up on Mr.Childers
hand, where it eats it* regular meals, it
will run about Mr: Chiiders while at
work, jumping on his shouUb-rs and
head, diving into his pocketsa*familiar
ly as s pet kitten When told, it will
sit up in the middle of the floor and
squeal and perform many more tricks.
Troop# Attacked hy Locust#.
A deUtchroent of Russian troop#,
Itound for General 1 jotereff"# expedition
against the Turcoman#, met with a
curiou# misadventure near the Georgian
town of Elisabethpol. At a few vcrst#
from the town the soldiers encountered
the wing of an armv of locusts reputed
to be twenty miles in length and broad
in proportion. The officer in charge did
not like to turn hack, repelled by mere
insect#, and. pushing on. soon became
surrounded bv tiie locust#. These ap
jMwx to have mistaken the soldiers for
trees, and swarmed by thousands around
them, "crawling over their bodies,
lodging themselves inside their helmets,
penetrating their clothes and their knap
sacks, filling the barrels of their rides,
and striving to force themselves into the
unfortunate men's ears and noses " The
commander gave orders for the troops to
push on dounlo quick tor Elisabethpol,
but the road was so blocked with lo
cust# that the soldiers grew fright
ened. and, after wavering a few min
utes. a regular stampede took piace.
Ix-d by a non-commissioned officer of
keen vision, who had observed a few
huts a short distam* from the road,
the troops dashed aero## the fields,
"slipping about over the crushed and
greasy bodies of the locusts as though
they had been on lee." The huts were
soon reached, and the officer* rushed
inside, but the refuge proved to be of
little value, as the premise# wete* al
ready in the possession of the enemy.
The "peasants told the correspondent of
the Ktwkai thai for days they had
been besieged by the vermin, the in
sect# filling the wells and tainting the
water, crowding into the ovens and
spoiling the bread, and preventing any
fopd being cooked or stored At in
tervals the villagers issued from their
house# and made onslaught# on the lo
custs. killing them hy thousands, and
carting tkcui away afterward to the
fields for manure. The soldiers were
detained prisoners by the insects for
forty-eight hours, and on their match
to ElisabethpoL, in the rear of the lo
cust array, they found every blade of
grass and green leaf destroyed and the
peasant# reduced to beggary.
Far Excellence.
The above refers to what Courtney's
friends will say when they see the com
pletion of his elegant establishment at
35 West Fayette street and 40 Clinton
street, to be known as "Courtney
Place." The superb manner in which
this popular caterer proposes to trans
form the place into a perfect pala<-e of
pleasure settles the point that it will
take the front rank among ot
its kind in Central New York. The
rooms are ample for all and will contain
billiard tables of the latest anil most ap
proved makes, modern furniture anti
fixtures, the very best imported wines,
liquors and cigars, and lunches that will
give the most fastidious epicure a clear
ease of up and up gout. But as we all
remember theola-time lunches at Court
ney's, it i# needles# to pursue the subject
further, hut wait for the opening wbieh
will be duly announced and well at
tended. we will guarantee.