The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, October 02, 1879, Image 1

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    Better or Worn.
Ta a man a hit th battar
Fat Ma hoard ol gr>Uin gain#.
For hi* aerm and hia polar*,
li hi# haart ha ook* nd aalloaa—
la a man a hit lii hauar t
Ta a man a hit tha woraa
For a brow with marka ol nam,
Though ha olaima no lordly rantal,
Tl *hia haart ha kind and gantla—
la a man a hit tha woraa T
Allow for the Crawl.
Tou have otlan, no doubt, hal tfmuion U>
not a.
Though the garment at drat aaamad certain
to please.
That, altar aoma wearing. tha alaara ot your
Toward tha shoulder was crawling hv aaay
\nd that's what tha clothiar, ol aonraa, had in
Whan ha said to tha cnatomar. •' Long *
Not at all.
rhc d'crvf ia juat right—aa you'll p rescti tlv
In ctuntig a coat wo allow for tha crawl'"
Tha r.Tpnmioi wn one whol! naw to ma
lint w t ma to thinking how . itapp'.ies.
Vot maraly to aoeta. hut to wowr and me*i.
In mnttara ot lita aa that daily arise.
Oonaidar tha shrinkage in human affairs- -
Ilia promiaa how groat, tha performance
how small.
And, test diaajqawnluient ahould come an
Kemetutx-r tha sleeve, and •' allow lor the
crawl 1"
Iha str.'esman who ask# tor your harlot to
iVr eountry, ki rashly imperiled to- day,
': iy <-.<* at an office ar.d not baa knave.
Whatever the fierce opposition may aay;
it the •• plationn " to which ha ao valiantly
Ry which ha proposes to atand or to tall—
i\>-alutiot v" rauiamber, arc abppery things,
Aud in politics*!**)* -'allow lor thecrswi'"
Yen are dacply in iova with tha *weetet ol
Whose piaarnca the height at your happi
ness brings.
She look* like a i|ueea in her beautiful curls.
Like a scinph she siuiiea. like a siren she
aii-g* '
Ah' splat)-'*! and vast arathe tancias ot youth.
Hut down to the plain hurts tlicy must
Anally tall;
And happy tha couple who. finding the truth,
in conjugal kindness "allow lor tha crawl
In bnd, recollect tliat in humau affairs,
In connection*. in travel and trade.
In oourtohip and tuarriaga, in tenuous and
Some grains ot concession must always be
lu fire. I* a prudent though generous man,
I'ntricndly to none, and veracious with ail;
Bel.eve in your neighbors as much as you can.
But aiawys be sure to "allow lor the crawl'"
—JiAfi (J. Salt.
"Coma, row. Cousin Esther," we
ti ns clamored. "a real story—one
about S< hool-dav* "
"S hool-dny s* ?" said Cousin Esther,
vi* ■ m; -it once, as she always does
vflo-n we visit her. " Well, sit down,
an-; 11; : . you one I've het-n thinking*
itr* it ileal alwiut of late."
We > tt • d ourssdres comfortably, and
Cousin Esther went on:
" You have oft n heard me say that
w'nn I was about seventeen I went for
a \ ir to Mi-* Lennox's school, at Rurt
net. I taught some of the younger
- l ,:irs and had good instruction my
niui my best friend there was Alice
Arthur. •
" l i e day " arrived Miss Lennox asked
no-'.) • ■ kind to Alice: she was study
ing to be a teacher, and her life was pe
u iai y trving: her widowed mother
lived in Boston.and Aliee had been
compelled to a vept.s liom* with a very
<iii<vgr. • ■ rial ire in Burtnet while
she attended school.
"1 v.d Aiice at once; her manner
w.a - wtet and cordkai, and slie
uuai su li a real lady. Though or.iv
tifi.-n. she was talier tlian I. and 1
tl ought i !iad never seen anything pret
t: • titan I. r bright wavy hair and blue
"She was poorly dressed, but her
manrt r was so charming that ao one
ever thought of her dress.
" Our friendship prospeml. with hut
- tie drawback. A giri named luisa
Rvweii insi-t'd upon following us about
like a shadow; we never sat down for
a quiet ta k hut we were certain to be in
terrupted by Louisa.
" She was a thin, awkward girl, in
ordinately vain, fond of drv-ss. iiut gixd
!: in a sort of way; yet from the
moment I appeared to be Alice's friend
she seemed foolishly jealous.
" All the girls admitted Alice Arthur
to lie their superior; she had a eertain
high courage combined with gentleness,
which made her a sort of ieader among
us, and it was said no one hod ever
known lit to prevaricate or even exag
gerate in the smallest d *gree. Of her
home-life she rarely spoke, yet I knew
what it was.
" One day a friend of papa's, in Burt
net. a Mrs. Rogers, invited several of us
lo go down to her pretty house and see
some of her daughter's wedding presents
and finerv.
"M rs. Rogers was always particularly
k ir. <1 !o Alice, who was evidently a great
favorite wilh her. 1 shall never forget
that day. I could not go, on account of
teaching, but I saw the party set off.
early in the afternoon, in high spirits;
I,ouisa By well, Lydia Samson and Mat
tie Jones. who were hoarders, and Alice,
who was to go from the Rogers' directly
"It was about six o'clock when tliey
returned, and looking out of the school
room window, I knew at once that
something unusual had happened. They
were talking eagerly and excitedly;
Alice's name fell upon my ear. and be
lieving some accident had occurred. I ran
out o me"t them. ' What is the matter
with Alice®' I cried, anxiously.
Louisa's face flushed. 'Always
Alice.'she said, resentfully; hut Mattie
Jones interrupted with—
" ' Why. Alice Arthur is a thief! She
stole Mi-s Sallie Rogers' cross and chain.
" I started back as if I bail been struck.
' Hush. Mattie!' I exclaimed; ' how can
you say such a thing?'
"'But it is true the girl persisted.
•I'll tell you how it was: Miss Sallie
shewed us her box of trinkets, and there
was a filigree gold cross and chain among
them. Well, when we eame to leave,
A ice pulled her handkerchief out of her
pocket —the inside pocket of her jacket—
and the cross fell out'
"And yet she declares,'said Louisa,
'she never put it there.'
" 'Girls! girls!' I exclaimed, • do stop
talkingso loudly; go in to Miss Iynnox,
do: there is some mistake here.'
• Xo.' persisted Louisa, ' for Mis?
Sallie missed the cross almost directly,
and we liunted everywhere, and then it
dropped out of her pocket:' and Ixiuisa
nodded h*r head sagely- I could hardly
wait to get down to Alice's. Mrs. L - *.
her cousin, opened the door for me with
a very lofty air.
" • The wretched girl is up stairs. Miss
lying," she said; ' you can see her. of
•• I 'topped on the stairs. 'Mis. Lee!'
I exci ued, 'you are not cruel enough
to be'ieve this of your cousin?'
" Mrs. Lee only tossed her bend, and I
flew up to mv "p°° r Alice. She was
pacing her little attic room with a white
face and a scared, st inge expression.
"' Oh, Esther.' si • exclaimed, ' this is
horrible, horrible!' And then excitedly
she told me the story
"It was the same Mattie had related,
hut Alice renewed assuiances that she
could n<( understand how the cross came
to be in her pocket.
'• Before the next night twenty ver
sions of the story were circulating in
Bui met. and I do believe Mrs. Lee en
couinged thsm. She had always re-
KKKTX KUHI Vi, Kditor and I'ropriotor.
senteii her husband's invitation to Alice,
an>i believed *thi# Would afford a good
excuse for sending her home.
Mrs Rogers tried to sttiu the tide of
public opinion as kindly as possible, but
-he could not deny facts, and in three
days Alice had hidden us a farewell
which seemed to tue perfectly tragic, for
she went away from Burtnet iu this
cloud of disgrace
"It was a long time ago,vet I remember
as if it w ere yesterday all the effects of
thai fortnight; the void A lice's aliaenee
caused; our dutlnc*- without her rltivrs
voice and gay laugh; Miss Lennox s
nervous irritability; the girls" perpetual
referx nees to tlie sutyect, and conjectures,
which Miss Lennox linallv silenced bv
saying in the school-room she w isheti it
understood that she cxmsidered Alice
Arthur perfectly blameless; that there
was some mystery, but tliat until it was
solved she desired ail discussion on the
subject to cease
"That same night 1 was taking tea in
Mis* Laumft room. when DrToridM
called. The doctor was the healer of all
kinds of woes in Burtnet. and his kind
face comforted us now.
" He had been out of towns fortnight.
'" I have come to see you. Miss Len
nox,' he said, gravely, ' about v ur young
friend. Alice Arthur. She never stole
that cross!'
"' l >h. doctor "we exclaimed together.
" • Now.' said he, sittiug down, * I've
just heard of it, and I think I can il
luminate the question a little.'
" He smiled knowingly; of course we
were feverishly excited at once.
" The doctor continued
*"You may remember that MiJy
Hogi'rs' lungs liave been troubling her
lately. Well, it so happened 1 was called
in to see her the very day those giris
were at Fairbank. Now, 1 was waiting
for Mrs. Rogers in a room up stairs
directly opposite Sallie's. It was about
four o'clock in the afternoon, but warm
*o that windows and doors stood open;
Sallie's dear was half-open, so that as I
happened to glance across the had I was
struck by the pretty reflections of a green
vine from an opposite window in that
long mirror of hers. Then I noticed a
shadow across it; then a girl's figure,
now, \ou know my bobby about straight
shoulders. I never thought who it was.
but only. "What a crooked back!" 1
cou'.d sec the tigurent tuiHcngth ri flei-t
--ixl in the mirror as she stood at the
dressing-table hidden by the door. She
was putting something about her neck.
It looked like a necklace; I saw tie
glitter of gold. She clwped it and moved
back and forth as it enjoying the effect—'
" • Who was it?'
"'That's what I've come here to find
out.' said the doctor, shrewdly. " 1
couldn't see her face—but it wasn't
Alice Arthur. Presently Mrs. Rogers'
step sounded; the girl's figure darted
away out of sight, and hut for this horrid
accusation. I never should have thought
of k again.'
" Miss and I exchanged
glances; she said, in a half-whisper:
"' Louisa?"
" And I—
"' Lydia?'
"'You know my hobby alxiut stoop
ing shoulders.* the doct<>r went on
' Now I was so impressed by it I should
know that girl's hark in a thonsand. I
just longed to put her into braces.'
" We liad to laugh.
" ' Well," said Miss Lennox, " it won't
do to accuse another inmxs-nt person,
hut if you can come hen* to-morrow,
dix'tor. about one, I'll contrive to have
-.ou survey the girls'shoulders without
their knowing it. Then we may lx*
helped. It's a gixxl cause, doctor. If
tuy poor Alice luis this upon her name
mu-li longer, she wiii he ruini*d for
"We were much encouraged, though
perp'exeii; and, although I was not
on-sent when the d<x-lor came next day,
i .an tell you all the circumstances ot
his visit.
" He took his si-at in the window of
Miss lx*nnox's p:trlor. Above the low
mantel then* was a wide, old-fashioned
mirror, very useful tliat morning.
" Miss Lennox, on some pn-tcxt. sum
moned Mat tie Jon<*. S*nt ln-r t<> tin*
■nantei totind a poirofspectai-lcs. Mat
tie fumbled about, bnniglit tln*ni l<> the
tabic, and went off on a message. When
they were alone Miss Ix*nnox iooked at
the doctor.
"'No,' he said, smiling.
"Another summons brought Lydia
-s&mson. Tin- same tactics and tin* -ame
result. Next Fanny Jones. Dr. Bridge
was growing impatient when Ixiuisa
Byweli app<*arel, with the excitetl air
common to her tlies* days.
" Miss I/ nuox sent her to the mantel.
Then s:iid:
"' Ixiuisa, iastcn your chain more
"The gin's hands went up to her neck,
-she secun-d the clasp with her little
fidgeting air. found what Miss ! *naox
wanted, and went off on an errand.
" Dr. Bridge jumped up.
"'That is the girl!' he said, impetu
ously. ' I nevet saw such another back!'
" They discussed the matter hurriedly,
ind then I was summoned, as knowing
Louisa's character very well.
"I told them of my aversion to the
girl, yet I believed she never meant any*
real wickedness whatever she had don -,
and begged that I might try anil get her
to confess the truth.
"That evening, sitting alone with
Louisa in the dark. I told her just what
Dr. Bridge had seen, but without men
tioning her name.
" I could have smiled hail it been less
serious, for she did precisely what I
knew she would—commenced to cry
and lam'-nt in her excited way.
"' Now. Ixiuisa.' I said, sternly.' there
is a mystery here which you only can
solve. You ire committing a daily sin
in leaving this upon Alice's name, and
you must tell me the truth.'
" And so. fairly groveling on the floor
at mv feet, she did tell it.
" ft appeared that, prompt tat by sill.'
vanity, she hail gone up to Sallie's room
to try on the cross; hearing footsteps,
she had been in a panie. and not know
ing what to do. ha<! thrust it into the
pocket of Alice's jacket, which was lying
on the lied. Then hefore she had i inn
ore hanee to remove it the search was
made and Alice's iacket not within her
" After that, eowardice prevailed, and
her jealousy prompted her as well to
" I think I never saw anything so piti
able as the poor weak-minded creature
weeping and wailing over herstory with
scarcely any rorapn-licnsion of the terri
ble wrong she had inflicted.
"Of course we insisted ujion the story
being told to the assembled school, but
pity for Louisa's weak nature induced
Miss Iynnox to soften it where it was
"I/ouisa went directly to her home,
and Burtnet soon forgot her.
" Do you think it W:J* not a joyful day
when we brought our Alii* hack?
"She eame in positive triumph; not
to Mrs. lye's ever again, Put to dear
Miss Iynnox. and from there home with
me lor the holidays."
The door opened as Cousin Esther
finished, and her brother's wife, our
darling Cousin Hope, came into the
" Here in the dark ?" she said, cheerily.
"But what became of Alice?" we
"Alice?" said Cousin Essip, mis
chievously. " Ob, that wasn't her real
name after all. It was Hope Martin,
then; it is your cousin, Hope Lang,
And as we all gathered laughingly
ahout our pet cousin, Hope, Jenny Lang,
who never allows that a story is finished,
" But where is Louisa Bywell?"
"Oh, Louisa?" said Ovsin Esther.
" Poor girl, her lo' in life has not been
very agreeable, 1 am told. She married a
clergyman, and she is always getting
him into trouble simply from her lack
of straightforwardness. * *
" And only think," said Cousin Hope,
"that lault of hers was nearly the ruin
> I ail my life." \\>uSW ('iNnpim >i
Thrilling Incident lit a Male-matt#
The New York //em.M has a sketch ot
the life of Count Andra*y. one of the
foremost European statesineu and un
til recently the Vustriati Prime Minister.
\\ e qllot* from th<- 11, r.i >l'- artich It
was at Zemlin, Hungary, tliat Julius
Vndra-sy was tiorit, Man hH. llt. He
received a giHul literari education and
travehal extensively in ■ inneetion with
lus father's iudusitri ti pm suits. Rut
commerce ill suited his m-tos, and early
he abandoned it for literature and |wli
tii-s At the age ol tw. nty-four plslTl he
W:o- already aokui'Wliati- t as one ol the
l>est orators in the Hungarian I. uultac
Vt the t tue when the Austrian yoke
Ivoouting more ami more intolerable
the relieUion of the Magyars broke out
he was appointed a memhi r of the llov
reometit of National Pcfenos. Hungary
smn ncistixl, however, soldiers rather
than diplomats, and then Andrasay
abandoned ilit- pen Kir the sword. In-
vested m iih a military command he irc
uitly fought the enemies of his coun
try in several battle-, and was one of the
i>t to retire before tlie Ru-sion invaders
After the tuttle of Ka-oina, tin* Mag
yars. completely routed by tin* over
whelming forces ot Schliea, were fleeing
or their lives Si-vi-rai officers, among
whom were Andrassv. exhausUat with a
.>iig march, diviehal to halt for the night
at a desert*d farmhouse which happened
ra be on their route. The snow w. s fall
ing in thick, heavy flakes. No sound
was heard bu: that of the violins and
"cymbals" of be Bohemians wfio
piaved their in - ancboly nn iixli s in the
amp of the H >nvuls a ;tti<* way off
Little by little the music disl away, and
everyone had falleu aslix*p, wli.-n sud
denly a terrible noise of human voices
and the report ol muskets awoke the fu
gitive officers. Some of them t ">k up
(heir arms and immediately rushed for
the door. Ariilrassy xvas -till - a*ping
when two ltohemnans and a few Uouvedx
i-nterxxl the uxtui, -rying. " Bew ire. I**-
ware! the f'roeils ar> coming. We are
'n*traytsl'" Andra-sy start is from his
nUc.i and wonted to g> and join his
umpanions in the tight. Readily ns*og
ized by one of the two | yers. Kame
•icy by name, be was entr<-atsi not, tvi
venture to pass the threshold, a* the
c'roats in great numh* rs were within a
i w yanls'distance. " Takeoff vnur uni
orm," crieil tin* Bohemian to the Count,
"eise you are 10-t. It i- too late to go
invwhcre. Janosh.'" added In . turning
;o liLs fellow player. " help the f'ount to
tase off liis uniform." But Janosh.
having gone to the window to explore
whether tln-rt was any chance of escape
from that side, was stru> k in the hri*ost
.)/ a huiiet and fell dead to the ffoor.
Itameney seemetl to hesitate a minute, as
hough grief would oveiixime him But
.uick.y controlling his emotion he liai
--y divest*d the fount of his uniform,
end lieipixl him to put on his overcoat.
Taki—take this, eise you are lost!" lie
was wildly telling the fount: " have no
vnr on niv account; they will do no
'iarin to a poor Bohemian 1 ik- myself."
Before Andrassv hail fuliv nativenal
!iis wits Ranieney h:ul form! tin- violin
nto the hands of his protece, and <-oin
>eLod hiiu to kneel by iheiie.-ul Imdy of
Janosh. Romenev had a - • knreleii by
,is dead friend and begun to play furious
yon the " cymbal" that I"* had taken
from the latter'- hand, stiLcrying to tic
<iunt. " Play, play, <>n the violin!"
which Andntssy. in fa t. triial to do.
Meiuiwhile a handful of Austrians
rushed in :ind w.-re momentarily a-tou
-hed at the sight of the string*- group
"What are ><>u doing there?" tliun
,ler l the Austrian officer.
" We are piaving a farewell air to our
friend, who i you have killed, though
lie had harmed no one. We were on the
rooil to P*sth when the Motived# arrested
js anil oiiligtsl us to play f**r tie in
"(let up. you wnt'h!" r*pli<*d the
officer, not without adding strength to
his words by a kick, "and come with us.
tiuard tliese two men a* prisoners." lie
sulxs-quently added, turning to a sergeant
by his side.
The real player and occasional mu
-ieian wer*' surround*-*! bv the fronts
nd laimix-llisl to move. The party had
lardly reaches! the d<H>r when tip* sol
dier- began to torment fount An<iras#y
by saying. " lltuil ra rnymy" (play on
the violin).
It was the count's good luck that the
-harp music of muskets ami guns tx-gin
ning anew diverted the attention of Ids
scort from his bortxirous playing The
vault of tlie skv soon is-hoisl with the
rv. " Wtjcn a .Vara" (hurrah for tin*
itherlnnd). Thev w* r<* th<* Hungarian
du-Nars and the Zauini regiini nt. who
'ia<l conie to the resi-ue of the Honveds.
The fronts took to tlight. unmindful of
'.heir prisoners. <>n reaching the raiup
fount Andrnssy hand-omely rt*wanlisi
the Bohemian who had so generously
•aved his life, and heartily -linking
hands with him. "Here." herald, "you
must teach me how to play on the violin,
in order that I may Ix* able to ma k e the
Austrians dance.
in Ambulance for Accidents In New
The following extract is from an arti
cle entitled •• Hospital Work in New
York." published in the owning num
ix-rofthe Springfield (Mass.) monthly.
>/ood (hmpany : Suddenly a foud-toned
bell, audible tlin>ughut tlte building,
-trikes four, and the gates are opened
for a white ambulant*, which a moment
later is puled tip before the main en
trance. "Surgical." a voice mutters
half un onsciously behind us. and balk
ing around we see a patient. "Four
-trokes for surgical, three for medical,"
lie explains, and it is by the ladl that
the ward attendants are forewarned of
the nature of ambulance cases.
The ambulance it used in nearly all
cues of street accident, ftom" r:iMi of
diseaseand many eases of viplent ine
briety. It ean I*' summoned by tele
graph from any police station, or from
any alarm box of the tire department, by
tapping the Monte key twenty times ami
sounding the box number. It is fa
miliar in all loealities and at all hours—
a covered wagon with a neatly uni
formed surgeon sitting hcliibd. Over
sixteen hundred cases are attended by
the ambulances of Hellevue in a year,
and two svrg<*otis are constantly em
ployed in the service, responding to
calls day ami night. The alarm is re
ceived in the telegraph office on the first
floor of tfie iiosnital, and thence trans
mitted simultaneously to the ■fable* and
the room of the surgeons, where it is an
nuneiated by nine resonant strokes on a
niall gong. No matter how active the
doctor is, the vehicle i usually at the
door before he is at the bottom of the
stairs, and lie has to spring for his seat
behind J is it roils out of the hospital
yard It is constructed on a plan to
I minimize pain in carrying a sufferer t<>
i 'he hospital lor permanent treatment,
and the surgeon lias with him instru
' ments and appliances for giving tempo
rary-alleviation, sueli as splinting and
binding a fracture, or sewing up a
When we reach the yard a spring mnt
tress moving on castor wheels has liecn
withdrawn from the bottom cf the am
bulance, and p'aced in a slanting posi
tion between the tail-board and the
ground. Under the patient, who is
covered with blankets, and over ihe
mattress, is a canvas stretcher wilh
tubes along tbr sides, into which the at
tendants insert long poles, and "the
case " is thus carried to a cot or into the
surgery without any necessary exertion
or moving on his part. The ambulance
surgeon is a brisk, business-like young
man. and iiaving transferred the ease to
the house surgeon, who is now responsi
ble for it, and given a few particulars
to the clerk, he bounds up stairs to wai'
for another call
Mnjor (aiaguari.
London pa|ei-s give these particulars
alniut the late Major Cavagnari. head of
tin* Britisli Kmhassy in Afgiianistan,
and win* wassiaugiiteml hy the Alghati
istan mutineers at Caliul:
Pierre Napoleon Cavagnari
wa* the son of a French officer who in--
cupiiil the honoraiile position of private
secretary to Napoleon I . went into exile
with him into Li ha, and was with hiui
on tlie field of Waterloo. After the fall
ol Napoleon he came to Knghuid and
married an Irish lady. Hi* son, the late
Sir L P. N Cavagnari. became a natur
alised Englishman and, having hs-ii eil
ucatcd at one of the F.nglish military
colleges, at sixteen wmi to India, and
for the greater |>art of tlie last sixt<en
tciirs lie lias Ix-en resident in the Pun
i.iut" as an assistant commissioner, "sir
ixiuis. who was only thirty six years ol
age. held the decoration of Knight Com
luander of tlie Star of India, and w as
made a Knight Commander of tlie liatli
for .i* services in connection with the
war in Afghanistan Major Cavagnari.
like liis latlier, marriiat an Iri*li lady
about eight years since, hut they ha vi
no family.
Major Cavagnari was one of those lew
men created by nature to make tln-ir
mar., in tin* world's history. Llterij
un-English in liDastwct, his manner, his
style of thought ami his character ol
action, lie recalled the Continental diplo
matists of tin- moyi uyr. ll liaa beea
generally assumed at Peshawar for years
hack that it was only auuestion of time
when I'avagnai i should l- xs-sassinateil.
as had been Ma- keson. M.wdonald aiul
sii many other* who had Iwa-n his prede
cessor* in the perilous, fascinating car< -i
of frontier management A slight man.
of i nlher fee I tie physique, hut with an eyi
like a l wo-edgtM sword. Ite never carried
arms, differing in tlii* from John Nicol
->n. who always haii a pistol on liis
writing-table, and when, at an inter
view, a Htllmaii or an Afghan waxed
truculent, took care to si-curc tin first
trick in the game. Cavagnari (writes a
correspondent), although he never lot" s
his temper, can. on <>ci*aaion, itii won
derfullv sfaiglit fnm tlie shoulder. I
remember once riding with him to an
appointment he had with some A f rid is
to settle some vexed land question. I
remained on th* road while he, alone,
iti the center ol aUiut a doren stalwart
ruffians, armed to the eyebrows, walked
round the field. Presently the loud, an
gt-y accent* of a dispute reached my
ears. The A frid is were surrounding
t'.ivagnari, gesticulating with passion
ate vehemence, some with hands on
ttu-ir daggers, (.'axagnari stood quiet,
perfectly I car less, utterly impassive,
"suddenly 1 saw the bigg- si of the Afri
dis go down like a buls k. and t'avag
nati. with unrutficd comptKUre. return
ing his hand into his pocket. He list!
knocked the rulfi.-ui down, ami the swift
thomugi nes* of the ait oiwel the fierce
tliiimcn. About half way on the return
tourney, Cavagnari remarked, apologeti
cally, "It was absolutely necessary
Please don't tliink I lost my tcinjwr; I
w is perfectly cool; hut 1 was torvrd to
maintain my ascendency; and then lie
added meditatively, "and I wanted also
to save my fife."
A Doctor on Alcohol.
Alcohol, saiii Dr. Lorgan, of Utica. in
the course of a lecture m-ently defiy
• red. due* not get into the circulation
the same way that food diss, it passe*
from the stomach to the fiver, from the
ivcr to the heart from the heart to th<
:Ungj>. and Stack again to the heart, and
thence through the circulation, which
arrics it to every part of the Itody. lit
* xpiaitual how alcohol increases Lest in
the system. A small qu intity. say
bout an ounce, wiil semi the blood to
tlie capillaries on the surfai-e. and there
increases its heat; hut if the quantity is
increased, and continued, the capillaries
r<- kept distended, lose their power ol
oniraeiion.the blood become* stagnant
' i them, and the result is a shivering
cold, lli-nce the temperate man can
uidurc more cold than the intemperate
man. Hi* blood is in a healthier con
. ition and he more readily recovers
. om disci**-*. medical or surgical. H<*
- iid that one who is in the habit ol
drinking immoderately soon lalls into
i. henitii. sutler* ftoiu loss of appetite,
*i k stomach, furred tongue, offensive
breath. His iituh* become tremulous,
his face dull and expressionless, his eyes
red and watery—fishy ; tubercles appear
upon the face, and his nose becotms
tillianl. hot tie-shaped. His stomach
■■comes covered with inflamed patches,
its lining lie.-omcs softened ami thick
rued, ami filled with ropy mucus thai
forbids digestion and induces dyspepsia.
His liver becomes diseased, first en
■irgeil. then reduced in si*.e, hardened
and irregular in shape. Its surfa<-e is
covered with elevations from one
jUarter to one-half of an ineh in diam
eter, resembling hobnails. Hence it i
call*d hobnail or drunkard's liver, from
its resemblance to the soles of liohtini
•hoes. In time this condition obstructs
circulation in tlie liver, leads to dropsy,
enlargement of the spleen, constipation,
dirtv skin, yellow eyes, loathing lor
solid food and a still stronger desire for
stimulants. He may live one or two
vi-nrs, hut once these conditions issue
his days are numltered.
Hut it aff<*et* the brain as well a* it
does the stomach and liver. For th**
brain alcohol has a special affinity. It
first causes congestion, then shrinkage,
thickening of the membranes and a de
posit of small crystals in the walls of
the cells. It disturbs the circulation
brings on irritation and a consequent
derangement, sleeplessness, r*stl<*H*nc*s.
nervousness. He is affected with delu
sions. He se<*s rats, mice, serpents, de
mons. nnd looks behind curtains, chair**,
tables, beds, for imaginary foes. He
becomes a raving maniac and an inmate
of the lunatic asyium.
A Banger that Besets Ureal Britain.
Next to the action of rain and rivers
comes the gnawing effect of coast waves.
The waves thunder against the cliff
which mocks its seemingly impotent
rage by dashing it backward in a cloud
of foatn and snray, hut it returns again
and again to the charge until persist
ency wins the day. The sea coast of
England, whi'-h has for centuries twen
faM jielding to fbt attacks of th#Gtr
man ocean, furnished Sir C. Lyell with
ttie majority of Ids illustrations in the
interesting chapters ut>on the action of
tides and currents. That eminent geolo
gist tells us how towns and villages
marked by name in old maps now lie
fathoms deep beneath the wares. In
one ease, which came under his notice,
houses had within the memory of living
men stood upon a cliff fifty feet high,
but in less than half a century houses
and cliff* were all engulfed, and sea
wafer enough to float a frigate occupied
t heir site. As many as twelve churches,
each farther landward than the la t.
have twen built in one parish, and all
1 but one have teen swallowed up by the
-ea. Churchyards have consequently
liern destroyed in many places, the
corpses and skeletons having lieen
washed out of their graves and floated
away by the tide. Sir C. Lyell himself
viw human remains protruding from
the elifl' at Kcculver*. in Kent, in 1851.
And he humorously alludes to a scene
i depicted by Bewick, which, he says,
j numerous points on the coast might
j have suggested; the graveyard of a
j ruined abbey, undermined and almost
isolated by the sen, with a broken toml>-
! stone in the foreground serving as n
1 perch for the cormorants, and hearing
the inscription "To perpetuate the
memory of " one whose very name
I is obliterated, and whos" monument was
! i-'-ftity to fall into the waves. And he
aptly, though somewhat sarcastically.
I suggests that such a tombstone would
have a fit tribute lo the memory of
"some philosopher" who had taught
| "the permanency of existing oonti
j nents, the " era of repose," or " the im
potence of modern ranee*.—linden /?rj-
!: CO., PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1870.
The UiM|uri.
The ufi ft Nrw York pap*r.
are in runny respect* the most peculiar
people tl wi -liing in i ivllUatioii, ot wlin h
they realty form no part For centuries
they have undergone very little change,
being scarcely ff. cted ly revolution* or
prufrc** of iuiy kinit. IVy number
about 800.000, 130.000 being citizen* of
France. hut tire hulk iud the most dis
tinctive of them occupying tin- Basque
province* in Spain—Biscay, Guipurcoa
ipt A lava Tun* i no record of tln-ir
ever having bwu subdued. Cart hagini-
Mii, Romans. < •nth*. Saracens. Frepch
men, or Spaniards have in v<-r elfai •-d
tln-ir marked traits. corrupted tin-purity
of tlirir race, or even modified their lime
honored customs Tliey are of medium
size, compactof frame. singularly vigor
ous and agile. having light-gray even,
black hair, uiid comp ex ions darker than
the Spaniard. Simple in manners and
i haracler, they are i>ri>ud and im|M-tu
,itli. determined ami licry patriots, and
merry, social and hospitable withal.
I'lie women are comely and strong, cap
alile of, and often doing, masculine Work,
.ire notaiile for vivacity, supplcm-aa ami
grace. ami w ear gay head-dresses over
their variously maided and twisted
links. Hotli si-yea are excecdinc>y foud
of games, festivais. music anil "lancing,
i'he national costume is a red jacket,
long breeches, red sasli, square-knotte .
•-ravat. Ileropett shoes and pointed tap.
I'heir manners are patriarchal, and tin ir
habit* also. While tin- sixes mingle
without n-straint. they are very moral,
and marriage vows are religiously kept.
I'heir soil is fertile, and the Basques are
o industrious tlial they produce good
crops generally, notwithstanding their
primitive agrhuiture. Thrv are. prac
tically, democrats, the condition of all
ieing very nearly equal, as the nobility,
wlic derived their origin mainly from
the Moor*, are Very lew They have
very few towns or villages, their habita
tions beii.g scattered over most of tlie
heights ol the tlirre provinces. I'olill
al y. thy are divided into districts,
each of which chooses an aienlde, wiio
is iiotli a civil and military officer, and a
member of (lie Junta meeting annually
in some one ol the town* to deiilM-ratc
upon public affairs. The alcaldes arc
always men of age and experience, and
fathers ol families. The Ra*qu>-s' rights
re protected ly written constitutions
(furn., 1 granttsi them by ancient Spxn
iill kings. They m Roman Catholics;
liavr great reverence for priests and
monks, and are inclined to U|M-rslitioti.
[*hey an* supposed to be the last remnant
of tin- old lie rnian*. ami liave ever pre
■ i ved an exalu-d reputation for e" >ur*gr
among their native mountains. They
wire tile T.mlxhri of tfie Romans, wiio
admired them for their sturdy defence of
liberty, and are aliudcd to by Hora/.-e as
a people very hard to tench to le-ar tlie
ioke. Centuries iatrr. tiny fell, in tlie
renowned defile# of Ronrt-valies. uimn
Cliarh inngtie ami his army wlien return
ing to France, slew liis bravest palladia*,
iltd compelled lijm to fly for hi* life.
Kuscaidunnc is tlie name tlie Basque's
give tliciusi-ives. ami tlieir countty they
ail Kms'aleria. Tliey are prouder even
than the Spaniards. anl the mere fa I of
tx-ing born in tlieir distrh t secures tlie
privileges of universal nobility.
A Man of Many Trades.
Americans, says a New York paper,
are renowned, the world over, lor their
practical versatility. They are so con- j
tinuaily turning from one occupation or
trade to an >thrr that it is rare to find
one of our countrymen doing in middle
lile what be was doing at the outset of
his career Most of them, im red. have a dozen different employments in
fore reaching forty. A man named
Francis II Fisk. and only thirty-two,
residing in Essex county. this State, has
had amor* rariiwl experience than most
of hi* compatriot*. A I'rnnsv Iranian h\
hirtii, he went to tlie Adirondack re
gion. when c mere lad. with hi* father,
a lumberman; settled at S< hroon vil
lage. ami ha* Iss-n tlirre ev. r since, ex
vpt during three year*' service as a sol
dier in the I'nton cause. He was fir*',
an apprentice to a harness and saddle
maker, then a shoemaker, next a furni
ture maker, next a carpenter am! joiner,
ami planned and finished a hotel at
-v-hroon lake. He is also a painter and
decorator, and was for some time engi
neer of a stcaniiMial plying on that slna-t
of water. He wa* u barlier for two or
three years, and afterward filled tlie j
-ition of chief cook at a large and. well- j
kept inn in that neighborhood. He is a
musician, self taught; piavs very well '
•n the piano and vi- m. anil often di
rect* music for parti* ■>. He does mid
join at rc;>airing machinery, at plumlv
•ng. gas-litting. plastering, paper-hang
ing. etc . and ir literally a jack-of-ail- '
■ rades, an 1 almost a master of several.
He has never conducted a newspaper,
fiut lie is a good type-sett" r. and writ'-*
i very lair article. A man ol so many
talents could certainly mak<- money in a
large town, hut lie so iiivi-s tin- moun
tain region that lie cannot i>e rnovi d
iway by any prospect of gain.
The Most Married of Runt en.
The Sntvrna (Del.) Timet records the
death in tliat'town. in his < ighty-sreond
year, of Benjamin Abbott, and adds;
f"he notable feature in Mr. Abbott's
otherwise uneventful life isthe remat Wa
ttle fact of living the seventh husband of
tils widow, who survives liirn. This
much-talked-of and much-published
event (for it went the rounds of the press
of the nation), when he for the second
ind site for the seventh time bo wist be
fore the nltnr Hymen, occurred on June
30. 1875, he then being seventy-eight and
site eiglity-two years old. Mrs. Abbott's
history in the marital relations of life
stands perhaps without a parallel in the
records of the nation, and tradition has
it there is to !w> yet another. It is cur
rently stated without contradiction that
*oms years ago she had a vision in which
eight men stood before Iter in a pecu
liarly impressive manner, which she
has ever regarded as prophetic of the
number of conquests she was to make.
The eighth is just as likely and is rea
sonahle as the seventh, and already pub
lic gossip is beginning to mark this and
ihat man as the victim of the next con
quest. Her maiden name was Williams,
ind site has been successively Mrs.
Traux. Mrs. ltiggs, Mrs. Farrow. Mrs
Wallace. Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Pratt and
Mrs. Abbott. In every instance, save
the first, she lias married widowers,
some of them with a good number of
children, nnd on one occasion in her
early married life she wert to the alms
house and took therefrom three children
and raised them. Site never had any
children of her own. Ail tier lifn lias
been spent in this vicinity, and all tier
husband* were buried by the same un
The Bite of (he Sknnk.
In the ForeM and Stream, of recent
date, is a contribution to the qwstinn
whether the bite of the skunk is poison
ous and will produce rabies. In the
west and southwest of the Mississippi
valley this seems generally believ-d. A
writer from Colorado quotes several in
stane *.
Dr. 4'ushing. of Trinidad. Colorado,
who has, no doubt, seen several cases,
gives it as his opinion that the natural
bite of the skunk produces hydrophobia
—that it does not need to he suffering
from rabies itself. He says its bite will
kill tlx* victim sooner or inter, without
fail. Dr. \Y. L. South, who lias had
great experience in Texas and New Mex
ico says "the bite will fetch tlx victim
some time," meaning that it will sooner
or later result in death.
We do not believe tilts is the rase in
the Eastern States. very
common in Pennsylvania We have
seen dogs bitten by it, and have known
those who hunted it constantly for its
valuable skin, hut have never heard of
any such ill result from its hife either in
man or dog.— Mediettl antl Snryiral Re
I !• (ui
Drains should h. cut while & ground
Is dry. If tliey have been marked or
laid out pn V iously tin- work enn IM
done now at half tlie cost of doing it
wln ti tin- ground is full of water. This
season is ts-H.-r than any other for re
-laiming swamp meadows.
In showiug how extremely sensitive
huiter and milk are to foreign odors, ami
how rapidly they ahorb them, Dr.
N'icliols stalls that In- lias known a
choice pan of huiler spoiled hy a farmer
walking into tlie dairy-room with hi*
cow-stall IMHIIS on, covered with auiiual
An old poultry raier. who ln-lieves in
milk lot low is. *nys "It is IMIIII meat
alld drink. Some of tlie finest chickens
l ever saw w<-r- ra -<-< i upon tin- lr-e u*e
ol milk witli tln-ir food. H<-ns lay aa
well, or U*tter, when furni*lied with
thi* than upon any know n article offered
\V crds on gravel walks limy In- de
stroyed mul prevented from growing
again ly ii coptou* dressing of the cheap
-■*t Mill. This is n lirltrr i)mn
liitml-pulling, which disturb* the
nml render* constant raking and rolling
necessary. One application early in the
MTUM I 11 , ttml others ns limy IK* needed,
w 11iIt* the wis lis are mn til, will kn-p the
walk* cli -an mill bright.
(•renter nealnea* nliout dwellings
would IK* an improvement to nearly all
farm resident •-, even among the thrifty.
Intelligent, rich and money-making.
There are too many hall-tlrcnvrt] struo
tures, or boards. lying on the ground,or
I burdock*. or the iai k of a neat lawn and
some khruhlK-rv.
Wheat require* a fine and mellow
toil; it i lKt tf compart IK-IOW and
roughish on tlie top If there are anv
I-IIKI* tin-) klmu.d In- brought up from
In-low l.y repented harrowing* and
broken hy tin- roller or the disk harrow.
If liiey cannot be brokt n up completely
they are lietter on the top than below
the surface. A roiler wi,i break many.
To avoid *orv shoulders on your hone,
bathe litem with strong salt water each
niglit after removing the harm***. If you
; commence two week* before spring
plowing so much the IM-tter. An infalli
ble preventive, an excellent cure Hy
cutting a iit lengthwise of the collar,
w here the haiu>** fit. and removing the
•luffing, you may soften the collar where
it gal • llu- *houider without injuring
the collar In buying a collar be can fut
to •elect on* that is of the same solidity
in all parts and on both siih** Tlie Ik- 1
collar pad is made hy stuffing an old
iaiat-li i-ve with hay, having a* little
hay as jutvfihle under the battles.—l'ruc
tiral i inner.
l)r. Nii liu s says in th* utyuil <*r
"It is. under ordinary con
ditions. advisable and advantageous to
plant orn for fodder in flri .s. withal
least twenty inch. - *pa< • between. •*■
that air and sunlight can has freeaccess
to tlie growing plants hut it is not giid
husltamiry to sow thickly broadcast
I*lantsdepend for hetdtliv growth and
nutrition upon actinic light and In-at
and upon a OBM of air. Any plant de
prived of tlicse agenej. s in it* growlli is
unsuitable for the food of animals."
A eorresjiondent of the Country Hm
tletttan says that no in--iug of manure
is completely consume<| hy '.lie <-ro:> to
which it is applied. Soluble and. ative
manures produce their ptinciuni effect
at once and are of little te-neiit to subse
quent crops Manures sparingly solu
ble, and those xi nil-It must suffer d<**om
j* wit ion in Ue soil liefure tliey are of
service to the p ant, as l*<nes and farm
yard manure, will, on .hecontrary, pne
dui*e an effei-t over many year*. Farm
ers have a prejudice in favor of tfie latter
class of iiiaiiur*s. hut it is e'ear that the
quieket return fir capital invested is
affurdeii hy the former class.
*S iff Isabrti.
Kverr tree in an orchard, says the
Journal of fhrltmlhirr. should lei-' *nr'y
and plainly lain led, so tl a! not only the
proprietor, but BII> one, may go into it
and tell tin varn-ty of every trie in it.
It should also IK- r-eontrd in a Imuk for
that tiuriKMie. This i* important, that
the owner may know tin- kind of fruit
he raises ntul where to find it. Fruit
will often seii better if the name of the
variety i* well known and attached to
it. It is also important when a trs*e
die* that the owner may know what
kind to gi! to fiil up the vacancy and
keep up the assortment. A difficulty
that many labor under is to get a good
label, one that will last and retain the
writing. If wo.hl is used, the writing
sisin becomes dim. and if twine is used
for tying material it soon rots and the
abe! is lost, but if wire used for this
purpose it will not give with tlie growth
of the tri*c. and is liable to cut into and
injure the tree, if it diies not ruin it.
The following lias proved the most •atis
lartotya* a tree label with us: Take a
piei-e of eommon sheet line five inches
wide. Acres* this eut piives three
fourths of an inch wide at one end and
tapering to a point at the other. Near
tin* wider end write plainly with a com
mon h ad |n-ticil the name of the variety.
This will get brighter by exposure to the
weather. The small <nd may be rolled
around*a branch of the tree; it will
vield as the trial Brows and do no injury
Such labels will lat a lifetime, and the
writing will get plainer all the time.
After being tis.-d ten years they an- far
plainer than when first written. Such
label* cost hut little, and are perma
nently reliable.
A cheaper but very efficient label can
be made of tin cut in the form
for the tine ones, with the name written
or rather scratched on it with a sharp
awl. This will scratch through the tin
to the iron, which on exposure to the
weather will soon rust, thus making the
letters quite distinct. These may he
procured at any tin shop, nlinost
any tinner will cut then from scraps at
a few ecnN a hundred. Tliissc will last
many years before becoming dim.
A fskidrnrr'a fltorref.
Peter Henderson, the veteran ganlencr.
made a very significant statement I fore
the convention of nurserymen and flor
ists. This statement ctnltodic* the re
markable fact that if garden seeds, when
planted in the spring, an' rtmtly pressed
when under tlx-earth by the hall of the
foot at tlx* time the gardeners are putting
them into the ground, they will invari
ably grow, drought or no drought; and
what is still more im|>ortant. they will
spring up earlier ami grow faster and
mature bitter than any of their kind
which have not tioen subjected to this
discipline. The sanx rule of pressure,
lie says, holds true in regard to trans
planting trees, sl.ruhs. and plants This
is an item of great practic 1 value to
many of our people, and especially to
those who live in the suburbs.— Cleveland
An Iron Wnr Shirt.
An iron otiirt WAS recently left nt the
office of tlio Alexandria tVa.) (J<u<ttc by
ionic one who found it in a house that
had been occupied by Union troops dur
ing the (losing inontlis of the war.
Thin iron-clad eheinise rest in bleu some
what the armor of a crusader, and is
made of ten pieces of heavy boiler iron,
or it may be plates of thin steel, all
jointed by movable rivets, which allow
the shirt to be disjointed and packed up.
A portion of it is hinged so as to allow
motion to the limbs. This mobile en
eeinte or personal lortress was fitted on
in front like a dicky, but extended down
far enough to cover the thighs. The
(Inzftte says: "Its inventor evidently
deemed the shirt a useful invention, for
the sample on our desk is marked on one
shoulder in brass, like an epaulette,
' patent applied for,' and on the other,
' Made by Atwater Armory Co., New
Haven, Conn.' The marks, 'I. A A.,'
which, we suppose,indicate that ' I must
Avoid Accidents.' are the only other in
seriptians found upon this work of art."
TERMS: a Year, in Advance.
A Tinted States postage stamp manu
factory has ieen unearthed in France.
It wa, ascertained by the I'ostoftlce l>c
partm'nt some time ago that one A. I.
Alexandria, Jr., in Paris, was engaged
in tin- manufacture of counterfeit t nited
States |Mwtage siamps. An investiga
tion resulted in sliowinr that, although
the paiiy naineit manufai-tured fat
similes of TniU-tl State* stamps, he sold
them only U> |<ersons wiio were making
collections of postage stanifw, and that
tlie object wan not to defraud the gov
ernment Tlie practice, however, was
immediately discontinued. It was found
that a simoar nusim-M is carried on in
Knifitu d and Germany.
ll a person swallows any po*on what
ever, or lias fallen into convulsions Iron
having overloaded tlie stomach, an in
stantaneous remedy, most efficii nt and
applicable in a large number of cases,
is a heaping teaspoonful of common salt
ami -is much ground mustard, stirn-d
rapidly in a teacup fill of water, warm
or cold, and swallowed instantly. It is
scarcely down Ix-lore it le-gins to come
up. bringing witlt it the remaining con
tents id the stomach; and lest then* ite
any remnant of the poison, however
small, let the white of an egg or a tea
spoonful of strong coffee be swallowed
as soon as the stomach is quiet, because
tliese very common articles nullify a
large number of virulent poisons.
Wild )>ea*U main- awful havoc among
the cattle of some of the Russian prov
ince# In the province ofNovrorod. for
example, the horw-s and isiws of tlie pea
sants daily fall victims. The authorities
of that province have, during the past
ten years, lri-d "-very possiliie way of
rooting out the wolves and hears, but
wiiltout any noticeable succe**. In the
year IHTM the loss llten ran as high as
I 500 head ol cattle At its last stamioti
tlie Zemstro decided to offer a reward of
five rouhhw to every person who shall
kill a wolf, old or young, and ten rouble#
for each bear killed during the summer,
the money to he paid from the pro tlc ial
fund. Strychnine pills are recximtnrr.dcd
for the destruction of the wild beast*.
The hammeter of the national pro*
in rity of England is. according to the
!>>ndon Stntfury Record, at a viry low
-ib. as tlie depre*i.n in the marriage
rate, that un> rring test of the material
condition ami prospect* of the people,
was still nmre strongly markixi during
the first quart- r of tliis year tluui it !iai
tn-.-n in any of the four quarter* of HO>.
The annual marriage rale in the three
months ending March laatdid not ex**i
ll 6 p'-r l.l* 1 ". and was 8 I Is-low liie
average rate of thei-orresponding peri*l
ol the previous fortv years— IH3H-7? SO
low a marriage rate has not prevailed in
tlie first quarter of any year since |H37.
when I lie act for civil registration of
marriages, births and deaths first ren
ih-red these statistic* possible. The
nearest approach to so iowa marriage
rat-. in tin-first quarter of tlie year, was
18.5 in tlie first three months of IK4I.
The Emperor of Cltir.* i* allow"-d
three wives, the chief of whom is tlie
empress, while the other two are
;tH-ens. He has tlie right, under cer
tain restrictions, of choosing hi* ow-n
successor. When the Emperor Hein
Fung dk-d. in INil. lie l-ft Uie th-ooe to
liis sun Toung-ehe. who was only five
v<-ars old. The empress and the boy's
mother. "Me of tlie two lju-n. were
maile iHi-regents They reigned very
sui-oes.sfully until IRT3, when Toung-ehe
took the government into liis own hands,
and removed th<*m from power. In 1N75
be di<*d of *mali-pox. without naming *
sucx--#ir. Hi# wife was a feeble girl,
with a young baby, for whose rights
*hr had not the #tr ngtli of character to
fight. She soon di<*d. and the old em
press and queen seiaeil the opiortunity
•• | bruk ujon the throne. Tliey
lu>-- . thr<<e-yi-ar-o2d neuliew of Hien
Fung, ami appointed themselves to
t.ign unt-. 1: la M.UI U man The
scheme wa# carried out. and the two
women arc now seemingly firmly re-es
talilistied. Among the tint statiwman
of Uie empire was Wo Ko-lu. at the head
of the Civil Serviqp Department. He
brooded over tlie wrong done to the in
fa nt son of Toung-ehe. and at last re-
Miivcd to speak out against it. Tins was
a serious matter, for ancient usage in
China ilo net that whoever utters trea
son sliai at once commit suicide. Wo
Ko-tu wrote and published, in the most
respectful language, a demand that the
empress and qm*-n should abdicate,
i ben he ki > I himself with a unite.
Snlrlde* in Central I'ark.
When CetJtral Park * laid out and
opened to the puhlir. which took. and
li is tak*n •♦it since. so much pride and
p . a-ur in it. say* a N< w York paper, it
was hardly thought that it would tie the
field for suicide* that it haa become. It
i remarkable how many persona go
there to end their unhappy lives.
Scarcely a wi-ek piuai that the body ol
•ome unfortunate is not found there with
sufficient aooompanving evidence to
show that death has lieen self-inflicted.
So common ha this grown to be that
the park patrolmen have received or
der*. when .going on duty in the morn
ing. to search the shrubbery and se
cluded places for suicides. In case of
attempted suicide, relief might come in
time to do gisal. because many persons
bent on self-destruction arc naturally so
nervous that they handle their weapons
clumsily, often making wounds that
may tie' healed, I'sualiv. however, the
suicides perform their ghastly work ef
fectually. Suicide is not a r'casant as
sociation with the city's favorite prom
enade and pleasure-ground, but it is
hard to see how it can lie prevented.
Certainly no legal enactment* will be
apt to restrain a tUon who has decided to
destroy himself. It is avid that an order
was once conspicuously posted in Plur
nix Park, Dublin. lo tlx 1 effect that any-
HHly who should tic detected commit
ting suicide tliere should lie compelled to
pav a tine of twenty-five shillings. The
difference between FrrtJchmen and
Americans is exhibited in the choice of
places for committing suicide The for
me ■ very rarely choose any retired spot
in the Rois dc Boulogne. They usually
prefer to make way with themselves in
the most public and melodramatic man
ner. leaping from the Are dc Triomplie.
the Column of the Place Vendome. or
the Tour do Saint Jacques. Americans
and Anglo-Saxons generally trek some
out-of-the-way spot to end themselves,
where they know that there will he lit
tle danger of interruption—where they
can fs 1 surer of executing their fatal in
Inlet national Dairy Fair.
A circular has tiecn issued by the
board of management of the Interna
tional Dairy Fair Association, who have
engaged the whole of the American In
stitute building in New York for their
second annual exhibition, to come off in
December next. Much more space will
thus he at the disposal of life managers
than at the previous fair. Machinery
llali. which was not in use last year,
will bo devoted exclusively to a proper
display of dairy implements, of winch
the array was rather poor in the last
siiow for want of the required space to
exhibit them. A large space is also set
apart for t'ie exhibition of herds, the
n.ost important feature of an agricul
tural fair, for failing cattle where would
he our dairy products? A very large
show may he expected of choice animals
Irom American and European sources.
There will probably be none from
Canada, as no cattle coming here for ex
hibition would Iw permitted to re-enter
the Dominion. The competition in dairy
products from foreign countries will Ire
much larger than last year, many promi
nent manufacturers promising to send
samples. Finally the amount offered in
premiums will be, and necessarily so.
mnch larger this year than at the first
fair in WW.— New York Witne**.
lie Muspeeted P.teryhody.
Some said In was naturally suspicious.
! This may In- partly true. But others
tay thai in rariy life some unfortunate
iflairs had an units'; v effect on his
moods and letupeis. If a felony was
committed in his neighborhood, and
there hung a mystery over the question
of the perpetrator, our hero looked wise,
| aa< seetued to hint that he knew the man.
In this way lie onre came to be seriously
suspected of being an accessory after tb*
fact But he was wholly innocent.
One day he was walking down the
street and saw some men talking and
laughing. 0< -aaionnlly they looked up
the street By the time he reached the
group his fare was very red. He looked
vexed, ll* supposed their laughter was
in some way at his expense. Fortu
nately. he paused long enough to find
'.hat they wen- making merry over I lie
-aying* and doing* of a political meet
ing of their own party.
One lent him a book, which had been
read with care, and several passage*
w-re marked with a pencil. He sup
ixmed the owner of the book intended
to hurt hi* feelings by railing special at
tention to certain clauses, and yet it was
a fact that the owner did not know that
there was a pencil mark on any page.
In fact, our friend often suspected
some evil intention in the kindest acta of
liis et friend*. A at range minister
once delineated in the pulpit the charac
ter of a litigious man. Our friend went
home silent, if not surly, and com
plained ol personalities in lite pulpit.
His life was full of uneasiness* without
cause, except as found in his undue
sensibility and suspiciousness. Things
said in a general way be, with a strange
perversity, applied to himself. He
trusted f w. it any He had an astonish
ing facility for giving a bad turn Ui all
that was Ml id.
Hi* influence was not good. His
children caught hi* spirit At school
they often considered themselves slighted I
Tliu* family feud* were engendeted. It
would be slander to say that one could
not speak to him. But his suspicions
throw him into fits *f jealousy. At
times liis countenance indicated malig
nity. liis unhappy turnof thought* had
made him shy of his pastor, stiff to- i
ward his family physician, and awk
ward toward all. Even hit wife was
the worse of his evil surmising*.
Of course, he was unhappy- indeed,
miserable. Tlie signs of tits conscious
wrotclicdness were infal ibte. All this J
was quite unnc<-cmxry. He was liis own
tormentor. If lie should road this paper
he would say. " The authorot that piece ;
misunderstood me. Why will not peo
ple mind their own husintas and iet oth
ers alone?" He has no enemy who dues
him a* much disservice or inflirt* on
him a much pain as lie brings on him- j
self. If his nervous system were shat
tered one would make many excuses for
him. liut he sc-ms to have fine liralth.
and certainly he rata as much as is good
for him.
Mnrulu Farts About Elephant*.
The extent to which the elephant can
lie trained is remarkable A letter from
In lia, describing the habits of the huge
! *-a*t. says , lie will lift the largest teak
togs—and teak is among the heaviest of
woods and arrange them in piles. He
will push a log with his foot against the
saw and carry the sawed wotid in his
luvks or his trunk. In all theae ma
neuver* he is directed by the mahoot.
who aits on his neck and manages him
witii a goad, or, tnoro guerally, with
the word of mouth. Sometimes an ele
phant is so wild and untamahle as to be
dangerous, and yet i.e will serve his
masters. We saw one animal pushing
logs about who had killed four or five of
the workmen, lie was kept in order by .
a iad who carried a sharp spear, keep-'
ing the spear always near the elephant s
eye. The spear was iittle more than a
moral influence. If the elephant really
wished to attack his keepers a spear
would lie of little use beyond a star* or
two. The memory of these stabs, how
ever. was a* effective to the elephant aa
chains or thong*, and be roiled his iocs
•ilioul in the most unoomvrned manner.
The manner in which the eiephant kiths
his victim i *o rush upon and trample j
him, or throw him in the air with the
trunk and trample him when he falla.
The animal lias immense power in his
trunk and delicacy and precision in
touch, as well a* crushing strength. It:
will pick up a banana or a wisp of grans j
as surely as a lor.
There i no efficient way of punishing
tlie elephant except by the aid of the
other elephant*. A few days beiore we
came to Rangoon one of the animals de
murred to go on a Jioat. Two others
were man-lied up. and. under the direc
tion of the mahout, tlicy pounded She
I • listing animal with their trunk* until,
for hi* life's sake, he was glad to euibnrk.
Elephants learn the ways of civilised
labor When the bell rings for dinner
lie will drop his iog and march away. '
If he lias la-en trained to rest on bundav
no power can make him work on the
seventh day.
A Trooper's Story of the t'abnl
One of the trooper* of Ms\ior Cavag
nari's escort in Afghanistan. who escaped
Iwinr massacred, say tint the roof of
the Kritioli residence at Cabul Was com
manded by other fious*-*. and was conse
quently untenable bv the besieged, who
made a trench outside. At about one
o'clock in the afternoon on the day of
the niasacre Major Cavagnari received
a wound from a ricochetting bullet on
his forehead. Mr. Jenkyns. Cav
agnari's n-istant. who arrived at the
esidencv during tlte attack, wrote to the
Ameer for help, and the Ameer's reply
was. "God wih lam making arrange
ments." A previous request for aid from
Major (\araenari had met with the same
reply. Mr. Jenkyns wrote again when
Major Cavagnari was wounded, but the
bearer of the lettiT was rut to pieces bt
the mutineers. The trooper then started,
but he wa disarmed and imprisoned,
lie succeeded in escaping at daybreak
and visited the residency, where ne saw
the corpse of Lieutenant Hamilton, com
manding the escort of the British Mis
sion. lying across a mountain gun. A
comrade who was confined in Cabul in
formed liira that Lieutenant Hamilton
* tot three of the mutineers with his re
volver and killed two with his saber.
l>r. Kelley. who was connected with the
mission, was lying dead inshle the resi
dency. M:\jor Cavagnari was in a room
which was burnt and which had fallen
in. His body had not been found.
Three native olficers of the Guides were
burned to death near the residency.
Parts] and France.
The Paris correspondent of the lead
ing English journal quotes Prince Bis
marck as saying: "There are, really, as
it were, two prances—the France of
Paris and the of the Provinces.
The France of Paris is a vain, pleasure
seeking. agreeable, extravagant France,
which makes revolutions, declares war
and has no id*>a of economizing. Kvejry
body brings money to it, and it squanders
everything. But alongside it is the
otliei France, the true France, that of
the provinces, wlich labors hard, is
sober and naves. The latter pays for all
the freaks and follies of the other.
When the former
is the latter that suffers. When the
former declares war, it is the latter that
tights, though the provincial Frenchman
dearly loves the soil, and there is no
greater sacrifice for him than to leave
it for military service. When I was in
France, 1 took a great interest in the
soldiers, and often talked with them.
Their whole desire was to get through
the service and return to the fields. If
the peasants were listened to, France
would never make war; and yet he
fights well when he does fight. When he
is beaten he is sorry; when he wins he
h pleas"d; but. victor or vanquished,
what is f]oart to him is that victory or
defeat aiik bring the war to an end sad
aitow him to go home again."
Omr Girls.
tu rvimWphi* —id—, ii r
A 9Wy Pf WWW UNnff wvifn! II Mm,
Tbvv always travel OT Um sqoara
And Mora * —a that's 6vki
The BoHot gtrls, bow raui Ifcof oral
Alas, end bow short-sight** f
For aot withstanding oil thoy Iranw,
TV m ' m srarawra raw I— kra—ra *- * —dl
4 Rwy rw HKITw for SffkPP '-F—■ tw^nivti
Tbo girl* Iwm J stray 's obiU-T shotm.
To vadk# thtfr brwuthi mml! iwimMP
Tw'w board at tbo tnnsh —tor.
Tbo fararal* of Chicago try
To load at gains* quits faring,
And whan it soma* to saais b% fbofc—
It'o Dotnbar niwoa they're woorlng.
Mow Brooklyn boo young Indira. too
By oo woom oro thsy wily;
Bat tibo it* eharehra, lhy ooaoy
To ■ opwo op quits bigbly.
Ano Ford Wo
' ] The great sense* taker—Rum
Liable to drop-sickle troub Is —Reapers.
A otr<ng minded woman will oiwoyo
, bo speaker of the bouao.
As the switch is hint the yoath In
cline*.— JiorAUnd Courier,
In 17W there rem but four printing
presses in the American colonic*.
The human rmr is scnoitire to vibra
tions rewriting to in s second.
A thousand pounds of powder was ex
ploded in a quarry near Reading. Pa.,
loosening about 30.000 tons of slons at
one blast
American rattle are now imported at
Belfast, Ireland, and the trade promises
, to grow as large, proportionately, as thai
with England,
At long range it is pretty hard to tell
whether a man is playing a harmonica
or gnawing an ear of gnwn corn.—
Keokuk date City.
Eat oyster* only in the months that
have an •* r " in their name*, and drink
whisky only in the months that hart a
" k " in their nameo.
"Great bodies move •lowly.*' So
does the barber, when you are the only
one in lite shop and he feels inclined U
talk.— Salem Bunlwam.
Her* is a laet
Though snnwtal iuaay.
Oar sbnot ract. week
Is pros*ml lor uwtawy.
iWei WtaUamum
An Illinois farmer astonished Dwatnt
by going into that place with a train of
•fx wag ins laden with 375 buaheis of
Parley and drawn by a steam rood an
glue of his own invention.
tine great secret of domestic enjoy
ment is too much overlooked —that of
bringing our want* down to our circum
stances. instead of toiling to bring our
circumstances up to our wants.
A carpet dealer in Burlington adver
tise* " new Brussels carpets that < sn t be
beat." That's the kind we want at our
house Send us ha if a doaen; you may
keep the change.— Hawkey t.
It takes at least throe able-bodied men
to do the guarding for half a down pris
oners. but one good, economical wife
wilido the garden for a healthy family
of six.— Ktokuk Con* itutum.
The importation of horses from Can
ada to the United Stale* luM increased
thirty-fold in the tast four years, from
214 horses, with a value of §28.000. iu
l7. to 6.632 in IB7H. valued at flk 1.235
" Nothing is made in vain!" exclaims
, the divine, but the next moment, as an
aggregation of silk lace and feathers
sweeps up the aisle, he realised that
something is maiden vain.— Junker* Go
The laying of a church corner-etons
| drew a great crowd to Oagertown. lad.
In the evening of the same dav. an ex
cursionist was murdered in a bar-room
brawl. At midnight, a mob burned the
building in which the tragedy had taksa
A rare and enormous orang-outang, a
widower, is the uut recent arrival at
Paris. His wife died soon after they
were caught in Borneo, and all his af
fection is now concentrated on their
son. The father is described as the per
sonification of melancholy.
Tbv dnkay is a pretty bird.
Bo gentle sad so *rira;
It Has a silky Utile tail
Wtfk which to frisk the list
Upon its brad two ears it bean,
So silky, long sod eaR,
That when the tell can't mark the flira,
Tb* ears ess whisk Lbrm off.
A man was found dead at New point.
Ind.. with a bullet in his head. A bint
at the manner of hi* death was given by
the evidence of an intrrrupttd game of
V*>ker. In his hand were four kings,
while four querns Uy near by, baring
probably been dropped by his exasper
ntcd antagonist and murderer.
lUnara'.ona. Queen of Madagascar,
has issued s proclamation to her subjects
commandingtbetu to send their children
to school. Saving that it makes tier glad
to see her subjects wise. She adds:
"And so be ail of von diligent, for al
though you do not know the sweetness
of knowledge and wisdom, you will dis
cover it when tbey become yours."
A man named Phelps, in Cumberland
•ounty. By., has named bis children as
follows: Robert Godericfa Churning I)e-
Ausbrey Phelps. Quitman Fremont
11urhide Cadwallnder Phelps. Bclchis
Z-tKibis Semi rami* Phelps, .fames
Ki.-haid Augustus Phelns. Bothenia
Pernselia Meirina Phelps. Esau Mahur
dial Alhashbar Phelps. Ihooysius Edric
Robert Turner Plieips, Thompson Baker
Sampson Boanerges Plieips.
The lasses bv man time disasters during
July was as foiiows: Sailing vessels—
thirty-two English, eleven French, eight
American, six German, three Norwe
gian. two Austrian, two Russian, one
Arab, one Spanish, one Greek, one Ital
ian. one Swedish, six of which the na
tionality is unknown: total, seventy
five. In this number are included ves
sels reported missing. Steamers re
l orted lost—right English, one Egyptian,
one of which nationality is unknown;
total, ten.
A young lady with a complexion as
delicate as the blush of a rose, with the
gauxiest lace trimmings upon iter hat.
and with the slightest shade of a silk
dress, will sit by an open window, and
the flying cinders will pass Iter by wit>*
out making an impress on tier cheek, a
whisper in her ear. or a stain upon her
finery; but the man who sits behind her,
with the window closed, will spoil his
shirt bosom and collar, get more Uian a
half-perk of the little nuisances in his
hair and whiskers, and finally a great
big seven-cornered hit ol coal will come
crashing through the sensitive cuticle
of his eve ball, and for the nut of his lift
lie will have to be led about by a dog
labeled " I am blind." Beauty is cin
der proof in this world. —Sew Haven
Rev%*ier ______________
American Inventive Genius.
An English paper gives credit to
American genius for at lea-t fifteen in
ventions and discoveries, which, it says,
hare been adopted ail over the world.
These triumphs of American genius are
thus enumerated : First,-the cotton
gin; second, planing machine; third,
the grass mower and grain reaper;
fourth, the rotary printing press; fifth,
navigation by steam; sixth, hot air or
caloric engine; seventh, the sewing
machine; eighth, the India rubber in
dustry ; ninth, the machine for manu
facture of horse shou; tnth. the sand
blast for carving; eleventh, the gauge
lathe; twelfth, the grain elevator;
thirteenth, artificial ice manufacture on
a large scale: fourteenth, the electro
magnet and its practical application;
fifteenth, the composing machine for
■are Than a Bile a Minute.
There has been a controversy among
railroad engineers as to the speed of
trains, some contending that it was im
possible to go at the rate of a mile a
minute. One day recently a test was
made on the fast train of the Pennsyl
vania railroad between Philadelphia and
New York, which makes no stops for a
distance of eighty miles, between Ger
mantown Junction and Jersey City.
Five miles were passed over in exactly
four minutes ami fifty-five and a quare*
seconds. At another point three miles
were made in two minutes and thirty
six seconds. No extra speed was made
on this train, which consisted of four
ears, containing 163 pnswrngers. The
engineers of the Pennsylvania railroad
assert that there are a dozen trainsv*ry
day that make a mile a ipinnts < • ev> ry