The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, October 30, 1879, Image 1
A Song of (ho Season. SooMbsdjr who must he imbued with the influence of the theme enrol*: Farting flower* whisper, " Little one*. farewell' Will yon mi** our tare* From the hill and doll? Will yon droam aliout na In the wintry night. Whoa the silent *nowfUke* Hide the earth Irom right?" Tlii* ia pretty; in fact, it ia vary pretty, but then them ia nothing strikingly original about it; the poet might jnat aa well have aung: The tailing cahlvage whi*|>cr* To the egg plant in the mead, Von a ill miaa my bait urea Vary aoon indeeil. Will you dream aleul me. When 1 eouie to grief. And am ntiliaed to garnish A piece ot oome>t heel ? ,\rv Yoft Commrrciai tnrr. The Little 8001. Dumpy, stubby and obi. The funniest little boot * With mended toe and flattened heel, Ever worn by * little loot. \\ it bin the . hildrrn'* room The widowed mother eland*, Still smiling down with misty eyes l?n a little !xxt in her hands. OftraAifiy laid away. With a moihei's yearning care, Are tors with which the children plated. The clothes thee used to wear. With hiring, longing heart Her gare is backward cast. As she soltly lilts the little hoot From the atillaeas ot the jvsst. She see* a little boy Thrust out his chubby loot. And hears hi* happy laugh and shout At sight ol his f.r*t boot. And trudging down the road, Stubbing gras* and 1< .ve* and root.*, She *ee again the solid lortu Ot the little man tit boots. A conqueror that day, He made the writ aits ring; Attud the shoelcws hots at school lire boy in boots wus king. Oh, the -nlhu-- ot the room Where the children used to piny' Oh. the stillness ot the empty house -*tnce the children went away' At. I thus the mother lite— '■ TO bear, arid love, and lose'" *1 ill all the swuet, and tale i* told In a pair ol little sttoos, In a single broken toy. A flower pressed to keep AU fragrant still the laded lite Ol one who fell asleep. 1 he hoy who wore the boot' While his mother's eves ate dim, Atuid the world's unequal strito How tarvth it with hin. * Are the he', ot manhood strong • For manhood's sacred race. His hand outstretched, xvuveiy calm. To clasp its utmost grace ? With lor e her henrt o'erdows. With love her eves are dim; She soltly the little hoot, And sends it tar to him. Bessie tire twilight tire The eves ot uiaubooi scan The ancient boot—the lured boy Talk* through it to the man. The hard world's vexing road The boy's boot never pressed; Tiie boy knew not >l manhood's I win. Nor !eh it* need of rest. fhe man see* all thing* changed— The earth, t; heaven above; One thi"g ul oik- remain- the same To hitn—his mother's love. The buttered liltle boot He take- a* troiu her hand.. And seetr.* all sweele*t, purest things Hotter to under*taixl. Dumpy, st.'l by and old, the funniest little boot. With me'-ted tit* ami flattened heel, Ever worn by a little foot' Yet the hoc; is a bund to bind 'Die '.nun to liis innocent past; l o lxdd it* faithful luort Ol h**llts l'o life * l;tst love—and it* last' —Mrt. .Maty CUmmer. IN RATTLESNAKE GULCH. We had finished the " digging " that . day, washed nil our dirt, added the last ounce of shining gold du*t to the plump little l>ag* thai wereburied in the corn' r of tiie cabin, and to-morrow we would ' leave Red Water Run forever. The " spurt" bad hem a grrod one for Tom and me, but we wen- tired of the I terrible lnneiines* of tiie place and the constant strain upon our ears for fear of the Utrs, and so we had decided to cross the range, strike the trail, and join our oid comrade* at Fok'-r Camp before . the fall rains began. Two thousand ; dollars in glittering du*t lay hidden in buckskin bag* in <>ur shanty, the result of seven weeks' digging, and for us it was a fortune. Supper was over—a dozen of hard taek, a bit of jerked venison and a pot of tea—and with our eutty pipes, short and black, we sat at tiie door of the hut smoking, while the sunlight slowly dis appeared from the tall peaks of the Sierras about us. and the gray shadows crept up the narrow gulch, silent and chill. After a long pause, Tom took his pipe from his lip.* and spoke: Did ye see anything oncommon down the run this arternoon, Dick—any signs?" " No." said I. slowly, "not that 1 re collect now. What was it—bear?" " Wus* nor that." "Injuns?" " Wussnor tliat." "Outlaws, then?" "Correct. I figure it was lied Jim's gang. Ye know they've been workin' j the stage route from Winnemucca to Silver Cliff, and now I reckon they're on their way back to the tqwns to squander their stealings. Sartin it is tliet a dozen ; mounted bosses crossed tiie run. just lie- ( low the old sluice, sundown o' last night, i fer I saw the sign, nigh about noon, an' j it war fresh." " That's bad news," said I. soberly, j " If those cut-throats knew that we were liere, nothing would please them bette tiian to roast us out, shoot us down and carry off the ' yellow.' It would lie a hard ending to a two months' work." "Ye'reclus to right." returned the old miner, as he slowly refilled his pipe; ' " hut they must catch us afore they shoot us, and find the gold afore they steal it. Now I don't reckon on either." " Well, hut how do yc*t know—" I be gan. when he stopped me. " Idon't know, an'thet'sjest it. * Bet ter be sure nor sorry,' the Bible says, an'l propose to light out to-night. Twill be moon-up at eleven. We know the trail, an' ef we're gone an' they come, all right; ef we're gone an' they don't come, we're so much further on our journey by mornin'. What d'ye say ?" "Agreed!" An hour later, with the gold divided and safely hidden in the buckskin belts about our bodies, our tools upon our shoulders and our rifles in our hands, Tom Blackburn and I looked for the hist time at the dark shadow of our little cabin, as we mounted the ridge that lay to the westward. "Good-bye, old shanty!" said Tom, waving his gun, "Tell any visitors that you may have that we're out for the evening and ax 'em to await our return. Good-bye!" Our course was nearly due west, and for a time through a rolling country, thinly timbered and filled with little streams, so that we were able to travel rapidly; but shortly after the moon rose we struck some heavily-wooded ridges, rough androc ky, and our pro gress was necessarily slow. We did not talk much, but kept a bright lookout for both outlaws and Indians, and we marked our way by the stars that glim mered overhead. The night was cool and still, the only sound which broke the silence being the grind of the gravel under our feet, or the occasional cry of some far-away wolf. We had procppded thus for perhaps four hours, and had covered a dozen miles or more, when we found ourselves at the entrance of a narrow canon, through whose dreary shadows our FRED. KUKTZ, Kditor uud Proprietor. VOLUME XII. court* lay. It wan an " uncanny" place. and instinctively 1 loosened my knife in t!e sheath as we enteml its yawning mouth, hut oh! Torn tramped unconsciously on. and 1 must need fol low. iVeper and deeper grew the dark ness, the towering walls fairly threaten ingto meet overhead, while more and Utorerough grew the path hermtlh. At englii we were obliged to erawi from point to point, so thickly strewn with masse* of rock was the uneven floor. Suddenly a sharp turn opened before lis the unexpivtcd vision of a nark. covered with short grav*. through which ran a little stream, and about which, sitting, standing and lying, wore a dor en as rough-looking depentdoes as the border land could produce, while the whole scene was hrilliantly illumin ated by the light of a great fire which hunted near the center of the glade. We had (alien into the very trap wo were seeking to avoid. This was the night camp ol Red Jim's gang! It was 100 late to retreat, for even as w< looked, two or three of the men sprang to their feet, and, with weapons half raised, cried out to us, ••Halt!" So. with a whisper. " We're husted miners; ask for shelter." Tom threw up 'tis hands and shouted loudly: Friends!" Then, withas-umed boldness, we both ent< red the arena, and were at once *ur rounded by the scowiing. dark-browed crew. Tom told our story—broken-hearted prospectors trying to return to the min ing e tups over the range, and traveling at night for fear of the Indians. Would they give as supper and shelter? A short consultation was held, losl Jim. a brawny rutlian, with a blood colorcd mane of hair and heard, putting some close questions t us lHth; and at length, with not the best grace in the world, our request was granted, and we were told to draw up and help ourselves (torn the open provision pack upon the ground. Hungry from our long walk, we needed no second invitation, and were soon eating and talking with those about us as familiarly as though horse-thieves and cut throats ourselves. We dissembled fear, and made no at tempt at private communication. Time for that by-and-bye. We must di-artu all suspicion, or our throats would be sore before morning. The meai was nearly over, and 1 had just washed down my last bite of jerked vea-ion with a draught ot fiery whisky bom the canteen of a hideous dwarf who sat near me, when Red Jim again approached us. " What's ye'uns names?" said lie. " Mine is Baldwin—Hank Baldwin," said old Tom. quickly. " and this young 'un is the Roosian war. and is grex-n at tlii* business; but I'm an old San Juan country miner, where I worked nine years alore I ever seed this cussed region." Tiie ruffian looked at him sharply for an instant, and then said: •• Hold oat your left hand." With sudden fear I saw Tom's fare grow ashen pale, and almost impercep tibly his hand move toward his piste - belt; then, recovering himself, he obeyed with a laugh. "Thar it is. pard : what's left of it"— tht re were but two fingers and a thumb. "Icrushed it in Hall's Gulch smeiting works in *72." Red J hn leaned forward and examined the member carefully. Then his face be came lurid, and his wolfish eyi * gleamed. " You lie, you dog! you never saw the San Juan country, and you lost those fingers when vou led the .soldier* to my hidden camp in Arizona! You lost the fingers and gave me this to remember you bv." and he pointed to a long scar that ran across his forehead, "and I've never forgotten you. I've prayed to Satan these five jears tliat I might meet you, and he's turned mv friend at last! Seize him, boys!" lire continued. "There's no_ tr<x' handy, but in the morning well try throwing the knife. Seize hnn!" In an instant my comrade was hound hand and foot, and made fast to an im mense holder. He made no sign* of resistance; it would have been worse than useless, and I was motionless with terror. "Red Jim," said Tom. and his voice was husky, "ye have got me and ye can do witii me as ye please. " I'm not a half-breed nor a woman t" cry at the whiz of a kniie. but, for God's sake, let that young man go! He's an honest miner, and only knows ine a* such. He never saw me until last fall. I)o not punish iiim for my score." Tiie chief turned to me. " Does he lie?" " I met Tom Blackburn last fall for the first time in my life. I onlv came from the East one year ago. t know liini as a miner, and nothing else, and, as he said, w<- have been prospecting, are broke, and wont to get back to tiie camp* over the range. That's the whole truth as I know it. ' For a moment there was a besitency in the manner of my captor, and I trem bled; then, witii an <r.tth he said; " Let it go! I will believe ye, for ye look like an hon<\*t man, and they're sca'ce," and he grinned. "Ye"re my ruest until mornin', an' then ye can go cn. " But," he added, with a horrible emphosis, " ye'll hev to travel aione!" I thanked tiie brute with the best grace possible, and turned away. I passed my comrade, bound and silent, I dropped one word; " Watch T' Tim night dragged slowly on. One by one the road agents rolled themselves in their blankets and laid down to rest, and at last, having appointed a guard for liis prisoner. Red Jim turned toward where liis horse was tethered, there to sleep witli the bridle about his arm until dan ger <>r daylight awoke him. Then, last of all, I bx threw myself upon the ground; hut not to sleep. I must rescue Tom. for to leave liini in the hands of these demons woulg be worse than murder. With watchful eye and ear. therefore, I waited and planned. One against a dozen—the odds were des perate, and yet I must save him. An hour passed. But the skeleton of th<- tire remain'sl—a few (lowing em ber*—and from tiie sounds about me I knew that ail except the guard were asleep. This, if ever, was my time. Simulat ing a yawn, I slowly arose and stretched myself, then sauntered toward the spot where Tom lay. A* i approached, liis watchman turned toward me and placed his hand warningly upon iiis rifle. I smiled, and said in a low tone: " Don't shoot, pard; I can't sleep, ami thought I'd come an' talk a bit with you." With a muttered reply he m.tde room for me upon the log where he sat. He was a huge fellow, with arms like a Hercules, and a thick-knit frame that promised enormous strength. His weapons—a rifle and heavy knife—were within easy reach, and his keen eye fol lowed my every motion. For a time 1 talked generally of the country, the game, mining, and other similar topics, drawing from him but few replies. At last I touched upon the matter nearest my heart, and with care ful steps sounded him upon the question of bribery. He seemed to take more interest in my words now; and at last, when I came to the point and plainly asked him if he would let Tom go if he was paid for it, he said " Yes." My heart bounded within me. "How much will you take?" said I " Speak quickly. And we must have horses, Vx>." "More'n ye've got, ye cussed green horn," hissed the outlaw; " more'n ye've got! But I'll take the yellow all the same for safe keepin', and then turn ye over to the cap in the mornin'." And, quicker than thought, his arms were about me, and I was borne strug gling to the ground. THE CENTRE REPORTER. Although a much smaller man than my opponent. 1 was no child, and fought furiously ; hut he was too strong for me. and at last I lay before him hrvathleas, one (>t his hands griping my throat, and the other grasping his heavy knife while his rye* gleaiued with murderous rage. For an instant we glared at each other, both panting and exhausted; then, N-nd itig e.osi'r. he whispered hoarsely; "Whar's yer goal? Tell me. or I'll cut your heart out. Tell me without a sound, or I'll- thunder and luries!" lit' half released his grasp, and, turn ing. struck at loiiiething upon the ground close at my side, with ya horrible oath. There was the flash of hi* knife, a sharp, metallic rattle, and then a little Mimt ihing shot like quivering lightning straight at his fa - e. and two little drops of blood ran do Wn his chrok. He was bitten by a rattlesnake! The same instant the 'reptile drew his slimy Ixxlv across tnv hand, and disap peared again in his hole among the rocks near by, frotu which our struggle had afouscd him. Mv captor breathed hard and tunnsl deathly white. •' Whisky,"said he, hoarsely, " I must have whisky or die." lie strove to rise, hut it was tuy turn now. Wrapping my arms alxut him with an energy !x>rn of despair. I Ixntnd him to me. II 1 could but hold him until the ;x>lson ha*' time to work, I could escape, and Tom with me. It was horrible, hut we struggled life for life, and I was the cooler man ol the two now. His knife was broken— we could only light with our hands, and ail my enemy's efforts were to es cape; hut. with a strength which hope renewed, I resisted, and dragged him down again ;un! again. until in his quiver ing tuuse.es and relaxing hands, in his distended eyes and out-hanging'tongue. I saw the venom was N-ginriing to aid me. Then, redoubling my efforts, with an almost superhuman strength, I threw him at last to the ground, bound him with his own gaudy scarf, gagged him, and was free! For a moment I was utterly exhausted; then, slowly recovering." 1 crept to where Tom lay. and with a few blows of my knife released him from the henw cords which bound him. My old friend had been a silent witness ol the entire battle, ami had s<vn the snake and knew ail. As he arose to his feet he grasped my hand, anil nearly crushed it in his expression of joy; then, without & word, he pointed toward the pile of rock. not a dozen fret front where my antagonist la}'. I turned to look. From every hole and crevice, from every crack and cor ner. by twos and threes, single and in pairs, were crawling the most dreaded of mountain reptiles—rattlesnakes! Tom leaned toward me and said: " Yer fight aroused them, and they will kill every man here! We are in that place I've liearn tell of—Rattle snake tittleh!" Then, seizing tny arm. lie led me rapidly across the ojven glade, by the sleeping robbers, to tin snot where the horses were hobbled. Selecting two we quickly mufiled their luxifs, rode cautiously through the winding outlet until we reaclnsl the open country, and then, with a shake of the reins, dashed away at a headlong gallop. We were leal Jim. the outlaw, was never seen again, hut five years later a strange tale was brought in the mining camps on Rial Water Run, of a lonely ravine in the mountains to the west, where twelve bleaching skeletons hail Nam found. The prospectors who dissaivered them would Itave sought furth'r among the whitening bones for other relic* of the lost party, but the canyon was so filled with rati - snakes that it was not -afc to remain there, and the simple linding of the remains is ail that will ever la known Old Tom, however, said to nie. "Twelve outlaws—twelve skeletons! The rattiers caught them ail!" Electrical Jenoln. Every one is more or less acquaint.>d wi*h the advances made in the u*e of electricity, particularly in the way of lighting ami aa a motive power. hut few would ever have susix-cted that it was likely to lx- applied to purp<yes of per sonal adornment. Such, however, is the case, for M. Trouve has found the means of applying it in a most ingenious manner to certain articles of jewelry. Fhe applications of it are comparatively unlimited, hut a d< - ription of a lew ar ticles will suffice to give the reader an idea of this invention. Take first of all a breastpin consisting of a death's head enameled, with movable eyes of dia monds or rubies and the lower jaw ar ticulate!. At the pleasure of the wearer, by means to lie descritx-d presently, it can be made to roll its eyes and chatter it* gum less teeth. Another pin is sur mounted by a small golden drum, on which is seated on its tail a little raiihit holding in its fore paws two drumsticks, with which it beat* a tattoo when the electric current is applied. A third is an ornament lor a lady's hair, consisting of a bird covered all over with diamond points, which on oomph-ting the circuit flutters its wings and produces a curious effect. One of these was made for tlie l'rincess de Mettcrnioh. But theeurious part of the invention is the battery by which these objects are put in motion. Each of them is attached to an invisible wire, easily concealed in the garments or the hair, the other end of which is con nected with a minute battery. This ap paratus is not bigger than a pencil-ease, and can he easily carried unseen in the waistcoat pocket. It consists of a tube hermetically sealed, containing in the upper half a pile composed of zinc and carbon inclosed in a case of hardened india rubber (ebonite). The zinc and the carbon only occupy the upper por tion ol the tube, the lower containing the exciting liquid. So long as the tube is kept in a perpendicular position the pile is not reached by the liquid, and consequently no action takes place; hut the moment it is placed horizontally the acid nets on the pile and a circuit is es tablished which sets the movable parts in action. Thus the wearer has only to vary the position of the tube to produce the motion or stop it at pleasure. A Mouse that Dnneed ami Sang. ANmt eighteen months ago the clerk in the drug store of Mr. MeNary, in Hartford, began to whistle the lively tune ol " Pop (joes the Weasel." While the clerk was whistling with all his might he saw a little mouse put his head out at a hole in the floor. The mouse was listening to the clerk's tune. Mr. l.ind, for that was the clerk's name, was interested at once. Ho got a jews hnrp ami played on that until, by-and bye, what should the mouse do but come out ol the hole and nibble at Mr. hind's shoe. Mr. MeNary wa< introduced to Master Mouse, hut Mr. NcNary's music was not pleasing, as he thumped on a tin basin as though it were a ilruni, and so Beared the little creature away. After a while the twomen tried what Is called a zithern, and the mouse was so much pleased that whenever they would play upon thai instrument he would come up and dance around in delight. He fore long the mouse learned to squeak in tune with the zithern, and last May it became known as "the singing mouse." At night it would sing lor a half hou at a time, a focal paper says, "almost with the sweetness and clearness of a canary." One day the morning was so raw and cold that the mouse tried to crawl under the furnace grate, but fai'ed to find a cuddy hole, and soon after was found by Mr. MeNary lying in the cellar dead. He was justly accounted a skillful poisoner xvho destroyed his victims by bouquets of lovely and'fmgrant flowers. The art has not been lost; nay, it is prac ticed everyday by—the world. CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., PA., THURSDAY, OCTOIIER .'SO, 1879. Forecast lug the Weather* Readers of" (Juentln Durward " will readily remenihcr the importance which Louis Xl. of France is said to have at tached to the warning* ol hi* astrulo ger, but liu-y may po*-ibly have ovcr .is'ked the i xei ptional instance in which common sense prevailed over *uper*ti tion I'll' king according to the story I —had a mind to liunt one day, and, ix ing doubtful of the weather, tnuuin-d of bis astrologer whether it would be fair, tin- sage answered witli contidem-e in the affirmative. At the entrance of tiie for i *i tin- royal cortege was met by a char coal man, who oxprc-*ed to some meni ala ol the train his surprise tliat the kiiij.' should have timught of hunting on a day when it threatened tempest. The collier'* prediction pruxed true. flu king and id* court were driven from their sport well drent lied, and Isiui*, having heard what the cuiiicr had * tid, ordet—l tire man before him. " How are you tuore accurate in foretelling the weather, my triml,' said he, " than this learned man?" " lam an ignorant man, sire," an*werxl the collier, " was never at seiiool, and cannot read or write; but 1 linvean astrologer of mv own. who shall foretell weather with any ol them. It is. with reverence, the a-- who carries my charcoal, who al w tys, wh-n bud w . at her I* approaching, points forward lit* ear*, walk* more slowly than usual, and tries t" rub Inm * ell against wads: and it was from these Mirns that I foretold yesterday's storm." Tlte king burst into a fit of laughing ilisiuissed tiie astrological l>i|ed, and as signixt the collier a small pension to maintain the quadruped, swearing be wou d never in future trust to any other astrologer than tin- ehareoal man's ass Indications such a* those here sixikt-n of Itave Nan familial lo the country fo'k front the earliest times, for i: i* quite certain that the lower anitual* feel ap proaelting elutnge* of tin- weather iu a way which we can very imperfectly un derstand. Still even among our-' ve*. there are many who are to some extent, sensible to these change*, and the sensa tion is generally unpleasant, uid wound* are painful before rain; tit* head acite* iu-lore thunder; or there i* a feeling of uneasiness dirt'euit to explain, but none the less real. So also with an imals; thev eanxT wildly about lite field in re*tl<-** excitement, they scratch themselves in hedge-, they rub litem selves against the wall, or their annoy ance finds vocal expression, a* iu tin* agonizing yell of the aristocratic pea cock. r the discordant h-e-baw of tip jileldtot donkey. Such -is-n* are not to Ix- neglected hy the can-fui Student of weather,although they cannot le counted :LS strictly scientific. The evidenei is of the nature of lu-arsny. and can only Ix- accepted conditionally. /Yasser's Altupiifu. Indians in Full Dress. A White Earth Agency letter to the St. Paul tMinn r-/Yi <• says ; The In dians at While Earth have, as a rule, j thrown aside their blanket* and adopted the garb of civilized life, a necessary step in tbeir inrai and matt rial pro gress, though, in looking at tiie wonder fully picturesque costumes of tin? Indi ans from the distant reM-rvation of Km| lak<>, one could not lielp feeling sorry i that tli'-w dtx-sses of strange l>arbarte splendor must soon be thing* of the past. Some of the younger bm k* must have N *ti engagin! from early dawn in completing tlte e..xNnte toilet - in whi< a they appeaml. tij young chief. Hurri csna, Ol Red I.ake. was |s>*itive,} kill ing in a splendid otter -kin war bonnet, orn.-um nt<sl with six eagles' loatiiera, sYtulmis ef a brave, at tin ir lips tiny ribixm'pennants to which were attached smalt ermine tip*, symbol* of a scalp. He had several ol th'tn on hi* bonnet, and a whole hunch on hi* pipe *tein; a bright streamer ol cerise ribN'tt known, I think, by young ladies a* t 1 " kiss-ni-quick," xmpieted liis liead dress. He wa* highly rouged, nnd over each eye had painted a square of deli t ite white and re! stri; .*. A checknl nsi sliirt. black blank't. ami richly beaded gaiters and moccasins, completed liis very eth-ctive euatume. This fine, handsome fellow ha* a remarkable his tory. He is said to have taken no It • * than fifty Sim.x cnlps. At the time i tiie nia**;e re of tsftl he followed the Sioux who ha i killed most of the white* in liis neighltorhood .'rf** miles up Up country s* far as Manitoba, killed and scalped him and liis whole family, from the double motive of gratifying tin- j white* with whom the Chippewa.* have always been friendly, and taking len- j gcanee on hi* hereditary foe. the Sioux. ; Rouging and painting tin- face seem* to be reduced to a fine art among the Chip- i pi was. But the effect i*. as a rule, bid- < sous and groteai}ue. Hi re is ag> ntle- ( man with one eye painted a brilliant i blue; another with one dark blue square on each check, with white spots on the dark blue ground. I thought at first he had commenced with tin- intention of ornamenting himself with tlu sinr* and stripes, and had been eoni pehed to leave out tin- stripes for want of room. One had liis face painted bright hriek-dust color, over one eheck a striie of rtxl. ovtT the other one of dark iilue with white spots. Another had painted liriglit red spotsall over tin fare, giving til* effect oi some skin <li*ease. A tliird liad prtxluctxt an extraordinary effect by a green coloring under bis eyes. One old g' ntieman had painted in a com plete lilue Nttrd. On the- whole, the lte<l Lake Indians were a decided at traction. and afforded grr.t amusement both by their eostunieg and their na- , tional colors. Managing Iters liy Elretrlclly. A correspondent of the />nil*rhr /V. *>< desert law a metliod which he ha* adopted with success of overcoming tlie obstacles frequently presented to the rearers of bees by the self-will of those interesting and profitable insects. This is no other than giving tlu-ni nn electric shock. Every one interested in Nes knows the difficulties and dangers in volved in hiving a swarm. One is often Ml on a hot day in June in tin- ton branches of a tree not to be climbed, and another in some inaccessible place seems to he preparing to set out on its wanderings. If thehecmasterventures to approach, all his dexterity and cx perience will oltcn not prevent him from being seriously stung. There are. in deed, several coses on record of death supervening from tiie sting inflicted on such occasions. Ilerr Freiwirth, the eorn-spnndent referred to, liit utxin tiie idea of employing tin- electric force to stupefy the bees. Trials on large and "small elustr rs, and even on single in sect*, answered perfectly; the bee*com ing in contact with the conducting wires fell stunned and uiol ion less to tin ground. They were then sorted and marked, according to the strength of the current applied. The time required lor their recovery, varying Irom ten min utes to.eight hours, was proportionate to the strength of the shock, out all came out of their trance safe nnd sound. En couraged by the result of this experi ment, Herr Freiwirth resolved to try it on a larger scale, namely, on bees in the hive. To this end lie introduced the ends of two conducting wire* inlo n fully occupied honeycomb and turned on the current for a moment: the bcos soon lay on tiie ground, and it was half an hour before they resumed activity. A Frencli journal publishes an ap proximate calculation of the probable number of newspapers in the world as follows: America, 9,120; Asia, 387; Africa, 50; Europe, 13,025; of which latter, 2.509 are credited to England, 2.000 to France, 1.220 to Italy, 1.200 to Austria, 500 to Russia. The word*- o Lamartine, who said that "journalism would almost supersede and absorb all other literature before the close of the present century," will not fall far short of the actual truth .—Exchange. TIMELY TOl'lt'S. A writer in the Galvi-ston Sewn i t pri -*•- tin* ctniiioii that n river of petroleum is liowing through the *ul terranfwn cavities of Texas, it take its rise in the carboniientus strata north ot the Colorado t in r, and may N- traced at various points on its course to the Gulf of Mexico by oil appearing on the surface of tin-spring*, stream* and lake*, while at whit' i known a* Oil bay, on the gulf, tiie water i* -o covered with oil that the waves have no eflWt. California ha* other phenomena! rifle men la-sides Dr. Carver, Charles Eiuaeh, a young man in Kaeraiuentn, considers it a not extraordinary feat to hit ninety-eight out of luo *tnml apples thrown into the air, and John Ruth, of Oakland, i* about to depart for Australia t>> give exhibitions of bis skill. Aiuotig his teal* with the rifle is that of shooting a cigar trout the mouth of hi* assistant, rritli tlie rifle held upside down on top of hi* head, and with a mirror to take sight in as lie stands with liis track to tiie mark. Mis- Minnie I Austin, for many year* teacher in Chicago and San Francisco high school*, also principal of t iarke Institute in San Francisco, from failing health turned her attention to an out dx>r life. She new owns a fruit farm of eighty aero in Fresno, Cnl., and last spring set iu the ground, by the aid of one man. otit mxi fruit tn-es. Mis* A. conducts tier lat in with as much system as she did her school. She has twenty eight acre* tt( the N-*t rai-imgrajx-s, from which t!" yield trill hcNtwceti thirty and tifiv ton* of fruit; atx>ui 3no apricot tree*. H* n larim-s, -ten tigs, foo prum *. and n ordinary fruit tra-*. She lis* tliis year r.' (riy two tons of peaches alone, which site ha* dried lor the market. A party in Illinois recently applied to the See ix lary of the Treasury at Wash ington furthered' iu pt ion of ti \ e COU;M >n of United Stat -* bonds representing sev eral thousand dollar*. The applicant alleged tbnl for sate keeping be bad placed the coupon* in a tin i t\ and de posited Hum In .i stovepipi ; that suh sequciitly a tire u.x* buiit iti the Move and tiie txmp"in destroyed. The ashes, however, were retained in the (mix and were presented with the application for redemption. Tin matter was referred to First Comptroller Barter for bis de cision. A *< lentifio x.-uuiiiation sxtis fartnrily pnved that the content* of the (kix were the r- m.-sin* of coupons, as al k gtxi. The division given in the case is juite iinportaiit from the fa< t that it hold* that tile statute authorizing the redemption of rn.led iKir.d*. whore clear and unequivocal evidence ha* Nvti fur nishixl that th-y have N*n destroyed, dot* not appi- to (xiutsins which at tin time of the allegt d d *truction thereof have been dcla 'ii"d Irotu the Nxnds. I'lie rom*>n in question having txeen detacbixi Irom the bonds, cannot there fore be redeemed. The Growth of the itrpnhlir. Tiie n<-xt lixb-rai cen*n*. to in- taken in June, I*"#. will, it I* e*tiinaUi, show a popu at ion ol nlxHlt 4--..'S>.tS*l for "all the State* and Territories. 'lbis calcu lation i* based on the increase noted Is* tween IK7O (the date of the last federal (xu*U*)nnd 1*75. when a large number of the Stales made enumeration* of their owrn. Assuming thai the ratio of in crease in the State* and T< rrit(ri< * in which no nmta h.vl teen taken since I*7o, is not >* limn reportrel over the same area in the prrculing decade, we an- warranted in a* cfpting the above e l.tunic for l0. ThU would give a gain of aN>ut 10.ti00.000 on the ix-nsus re turns of l*7i. an avcrng- of l.Pno.taxt souis a vt-or. Much of tin- Intervening time bnritig b'* n a period ot gr at prostra tion in all branches of trade and emigra tion N ing tin-re !•>' discouraged, the re sult. If \ erified, w i be gratifying to tiie patriotism and pride of Americans. It will out the United State* in point of population at the head of every nation in ehri*t< ndom exn-pl Uu*ia. Tiie lat'-st official statistics from those (xiun trie* of Europe with which we have been runnine the rax- in tltis r> *; ct are as follows; Great Britain an<! Ireland ( N7IM, ]|,K>.3>; Fraro-e (IsTti). 36,905,- 7-**. Austro-Hungary (l"7ti). 37.350.000; Germany (I>C3), 2.727.ft5t. The lattci is til*- only <x>unlry which we did no! outstrip in the en-on ot l-70. Since then Germany iia* gained about 1.500.- 000 by the annexation of Aksv-lnr laine. The ratio of mcrease from natural cau*- * exhibited it- her previous census return* wa* much lower ttmn that shown in the United Siyt *, an<i it is not prohnbie that, in tb* lixst five years, she lias gained enough t*>pula iion to put h'-r neck and led with the great republic in Isni. The estimated lMipulation of Gn-at Britain and Ire-land n NTs. made on tip* basis of the actual re-gi*trati<n-of iirtl:s and deaths, was dfficiaUy given at 33,8x1,Witi. *o tliat we nr<- not likely < ver to be overshndowtxl by our English cousins. Grand as i* tlii prospective exhibit, our exultation is checked a mono-nt when w< tiiink how much more striking it would have been but for the civil war. The effort of that xvar in retarding the increase ot population it is impossible to calculate. With peat assured at home and abroad, there sr< nts hardly any limit to the future growth of the repub lic in population.—A*ilord .Antriei/ of ('ornrmrvr. The Drink Dlfficultj. Drink lias always lieen a difficulty. In ali ages individuals have made great mistakes a* to the quantity of intoxicat ing liquor which it was beneficial for tlieni to consume, intoxication i* a spe cies of poisoning, inasmuch as alcohol i* a brain poison; nnd at first sight it s<x'in* strange that any one should wislt, even temporarily, to damage that think ing power which is the sole distinction N'twcen the human animal and the lx-ast.s which perish. Rut there are some obvious explanations of tbi* apparent anomaly. First of all. alcoholic drinks are to many very delicious beverages. A t/naker was once sitting in a public house, when n man came in blowing liis fingers, and said, "Give me a glass of brandy—l am so cold;" one spredily followed who had been running hard, and he railed out. " Bring nie a glass of brandy—l am so hot!" Then said the (juaker quietly from his corner. " Bring me a glass of brandy liecause I like it." He spoke the truth. Would not the great bulk of those who talk about health, fashion, etc., say the same tiling if the; spoke from their hearts? Then there is so much misery in tire world that it is easy enough to understand Byron's linos: " Man i n txwsonsblo Ning, Therefore he getj ilrtmk." But tlie poets hnve much ot restwiasi hility in this matter' " Bowl" rhymes with " soul." Many of our most beouti ful songs are drinking songs, and some how cr other it has come to pass that al though drunkenness is now pretty gen erally condemned " front the teeth out wore " as Carlyle has it. yet drinking is still looked upon ii* a delightful and honorable exercise for rational beings. But no excess. Oh. no. No one favors excess, but though no one favors excess it is admitted on all hands that, as a na tion, we doexcecd, and tliat $140,000,000 per annum is far too much to be spent on brain poison by the ueople of the United Kingdom. If drink were merely a harmless luxury, the above would be a startling national expenditure; hut when we reflect that the consumption of this drink is, by t lie almost unanimous testimony of our judges, police, prison and poor-law authorities, and all those in a position to know the habit* of the people, pronounced to be the main cause of crime and pauperism, it becomes truly alarming.— Nineteenth Centuru. A WONDERFUL OI'KHATIOM. Ilf lulnitr mi mm iMiiutltirrdliiloa I.llllc alt 1 • P|outat It . San Antonio, Texas, eontain* a won der. tiie like of which i xiitiol he totiml in the tn i led Stat cm. It i* nothing more nor 1- * tinoi a child, *cv*n year* old, that instead ol masticatiiig and swallowing iu food in the usual man ner, i* fed through an aperture in the stomach made |or thai purpose. The child is gaining strength, can walk and play, and hid* iair lo IMM>U Ix- as stout and healthy a* any Other child. The facts are as follows; A Pout two years ago Mr S. T l.uiuiey, at this lime liv ing in I'cnnsylvania, bad the misfortune to hnve liisdattgiiter Jessie drink a solu tion of lye, which a colored woman had carelessly left on the table. A large quantity of the corrosive liquid was *Wa 1 owed. Death is tiie certain results in such cases. The lye destroyed the mucous membrane, and a stricture* of the n-Miph.xtfU* is formed, which uieans that the throat, or at iea*i tin channel through which Ike food goes into the ntomnch. is drawn together or <xnlraet ••d t > such a degree tliat only liquids, and not much of them, can pa*s through. Such was the condition of the little girl Jessie l.uiuiey when she was brought to San Antonio tor treatment The child wo* very much imacialed, <x>uld i not swallow even liquid food for days at n time. A* it wa the univ |>o*if>io | chain e she bad for life, |er iiarents rxm scnt'xl that the opt iat ion ol making an opening in the ntomnch should N- a!- tempteo The operation lias been per formed in Eiig>and, but this is lx-lievcd to Ix- tin- first time it has been attempted in the United State*. An incision four inches long woe made a few incln-s to tin left ot the nit of tiie stomach, at lite be ginning of the short riba, much stitch ing being required. Tlirough tlii* in cision tiie Ntoiuacll is rem li'-d. Tile next part of the operation requires the most delicate handling imaginable. It con sist* of sewing the sumi.-u-li tothc wails of tiie alxioinen, tiut gre-nt care must Ix* taken not to penetrate the stomach itself. The tie. die and stiu-lies only : penetrate the skill of the stomach. Tin result is that tin- stomach, as the wound gradually heals, grow* U> the wall of the abdomen. The patient wa* put under tiie in- , flueticeof chloroform and the operation *ucc( --fully p. rformcd. Unfortunately, tiie child liad an attack of chills and ever, whh U had to lx- cured, which gav< it a set back. Up- operation dflatibrd ; took p'.-ux- a f<-w weeks ago, Ihe stotn- ] ach h;wl grown on the sides of tiie alxlo- j 111 en. and in two wis-k* tlte operation of making incision in the stomarii, through which the fooi was to pass, wa* per formed, and twice a diSy tlc-reafter a Nx-fsteak, cut up line, has b<x-n pa-*(xi witii the forceps into tiie ftouiorli. and tin- child is steadily gaining strength. The writer vistt<sl the child, in com- I l Oiiy itii Dr. Herff, and *nw it fed. We haiuxi in front of a small, one-story house, which we.entered. A little gin. with light hair :uid blue eyes, was sit ting up in bed surrounded by play thing*. Her mother, a young woman of Uiirtyiycorßofage.wa* busy in tiie room. ! "Don't you want your supper. Jcsait?" said the doctot. "lwantj steak. I don't want any bread, 'cos it hurts,"said the little girl, whose thin ; features and pale complexion showed the result of her long fast. The m( ther brought in a rare Iwef- j steak. which the doctor proceeded to cut up in small pieces, crumbling un some 1 bread at the sometime. The kx*l ix-inc prepared, the ciiild lay i.x-k <>n the Nxi. and tiie ojx-ning in tin- side was ex posed. it aa* only an <n<-h in length, and presented the nppcarartx* of a badly j h-aicd cut. It was a little inflamed. 1 j *t<*d by and saw the doctor take on< pie.* aft-r anot lter and carefully intro duce it with the forivp* into the stom ttcli. until the plat* was nearly empty. < The child complains a little at limes, but did not apjx-ar to suffer :Uiy. She finally said "my stomach is full," and. as there wa* no more- steak, the doctor | desisted. Finally some cotton was j placet in tiie opening, a bandage put on. and *he sat up and war *<xn fondling herplaything*. No particle of solid food had passed j (lire>ugli the child's lltroal' simx- tiie 1 accident. A grain of rice nearly j .strangles her. Mwk is also injected into the stomach through the opening. ! Tiie only danger is from the i witunil closing up. hcn* it is kept cqx-n with cotton. At first a plug of expan sive sponge was used. Tii'-re is no rea son why the child should not become I stout and healthy. The food digests readily, just the same as if die wed and swallowt ii. To the inquiry if this mode of taking nourishment would have to he kept up through litre, no definite an*wcr was given, a* it depends on the possibility of rextucing the strietureof the throat. rite Highest House in tlte World, A <* tor writes to the New York Nts the following letter: "In your issue of the Sun. on the 15th. tliere is a para graph which state* "that the highest inhabited hou** in the world is believed to lie the one erected for the miners em- i ployed on Mount Lincoln, in the main range of the Rocky mountains, l'ark county. Col. It is 11.157 hvt above sea level.'" 1 would respectfully call your attention to the fact that there is on the j Gallon, Lima and Oroya railroad, l'eru, ninety-four miles from Li mo. on thesnm- j mit of the Andes, a small town called Galera. or as the Peruvians styie it. i " tunel de la Cima." This ploix 1 is situ-1 atixi on tlire western slope of tlire divid- i ing range of the great Andean t-hain. 15,645 feet above the line of perpetual snow. It was founded in Is<2 by an engineering corps of the Oroya rail road. represented hy Martin Van Brock lin. now superintendent of the Metro txuitan eievated railroad. New York: liis brother. Herman Van Broeklin, and H. J. Tohins of Illinois. It derives its name from a tunnel or gallery which is being liored through the summit /roin the Oroya railroad, and is 1.173 metres, or 3.847 feet in length. I make tiiis state ment from personal knowledge, having ix-cn in the employ of Henry Meiggs, iuul compelled to live at that place for a period of ten months. These facts are given from actual measurement, taken from the records of the chief engineer at that time. A Menagerie Lien st Large. \V. W. Cole's circus was in Defiance, Ohio, recently, and at night, about ten o'clock, just after they had got the ani mnls loaded on the ears and the train started, and a* they were passing tlte (Ainl sliutes one of the ropes from the shutcs caught in one of tlire cages and brought down tlire apron tlint lets down the coal, which struck tlie cage Contain ing two lions, throwing it off the train, opening t ..e door of the rage and letting out the lions. The small one was got hack at once, but the large one ran off down the track, passing several men at a distance of about thirty rods to a barn, where he spitxl a door open. The door was double, and the bottom was closed, tiie top part being open. He hounded over j ike a kitten and grasped a cow by the nose, and in two minutes had suck ed her blood and t lie eow was dead, the Hon going into the other part of the barn and lying down. His master came, and leaving several men outside, went up in the loft and came down where the lion was. After bilking to the lion sometime lie laid down hy him and played with iiini, and after two hours' work succeed ed in getting the lion liack into the cage, which was brought to the door. Whoever has sixpence is sovereign over all men—to the extent of the six pence: commands cooks to feed him, philosophers to teach |him, kings to mount guard over him —to.the extent of sixpence. TKRMB: #2.00 a Your, in Advance. Mss Adder on Burglar*. Of late several burglaries bnv<- N*. n t <x*ttiiiiitUxl in the neigiiNirhood In which Mr. Jame* Simpson lives, and. of course, tin folk* are not a little alarmed. In ' Simpson's row alone enough fire-arm* : ami ammunition have Ixien ivdlected to i conduct a very fair-*iaed war witli Mex ico, and SimpHon, particularly, has txiugbt a wiiolc armory ol weapons and loaded ttn iu to lb.- muzzle. Simpson's tirotlier-ln-law, fleorge Washington Rudd, commonly known as "Wash." lives with him.and for week* past Wash, upon going to bed, ha* made ucli a pre paration and display of various kinds of engines of destruction that a looker-on might have concluded thai liis purpuae was to conduct a kind of battle of Get tysburg on his own responsibility. The other night Wash, alter recapping ail liis revolvers, running his thumb along the edge of iiis broad-* word, half <xx king liis gun and laying his ixiwie knife on the chair, thought he heard a burglar prowling about down stairs. Buckling on his artillery. Wash, in his *tocking-feet, crept down the back *lnir-cae, determined to annihilate the thief. Simpson beard the noire at the same moment. They stopped and listened. Wa*li thought he heard the burglar in the parlor. Simpson felt sun- tiie rascal was in the dining-room pocketing the MMM, N), while Wash trod noiselessly frontwards, Simpson stepped stealthily to the rear. Midway in the hall they came into collision. Each felt perfectly certain that the other was the burglar. Wash grappled with liis antagonist instantly. Simpson knew that a death struggle had begun. SO betook hold Willi all tils might. Neither had a ehanee to draw their weapons. Wash strove to throw the burglar down, and Simpson, perceiving the game, made a huge effort to prostrate M ash. They pushed nnd pulled, and jerked and shoved, and panted butnp ug Up against the wall and making *uch a hubbub that Mrs. Simpson, in tier room and afraid to <vme out, lifted up her voice and screamed with vehe mence. After a fearful and desperate struggle, during which Wash had hi* oat torn to rags and a couple of tiamifuu of hair pulb-d out, and Simpson liad his now lammed against a chair until it felt as if it bad swelled to the siz of a water melon. Wash let go a moment to get his breath. Thereupon Simpson made a run for the front stairs quietly in the dark, and Wash, pretty well reared and tired of war. dashed off up the back stair*, resolved u go and see why Simp son didn't come down and help wipe the burglar out. A* Simpson got to the landing lie saw Wash's form by tiie dim light from the hark room in the entry, " Who's that ?" shouted Simpson, nervously, feeling for his revolver. " Me—Wash." replied the brother-in law. Simpson went up to him and said: " Thunder and lightning. Wash! Why didn't you come down ooner ?" " Sooner! Why. where tiave vou heeu ? I've had the most awtul time you ever heard of." "So'v I." replied Simpson. "There's a burglar in the house, and I've been tearing him to p.eot*." "You don't *ay so! Why, my gra cious! I've liad a fight with one. too. and 1 think I la'd ltiiu out." " You did ? Where ?" " Why. do* n stairs, there, in the front entrv " Not in the entry, you don't mean ?" "Yes." said Wash, "in the entry; nearly hanged the head off of him. Where was your man ?" " Why. in the entry, too. (juror 1 didn't hear you ?" "It is queer." rep'ied Wash; " localise I hammered his nose against a choir un til it must be mashed flat." " Whose nose ?" "The liurglar's; and lie tore my coat to rag* anil pretty near scalped me." " Who did r "The burglar." Simpson was silent for a moment and then he said: "Copie here to the light." They entered the InUli-rooai and Wash looked at Simpson and Simpson looked at Wash. " Wash ?" "What ?" " Wash, you are one of Uie biggest idiots in the State. Hang tae if I don't believe fou have been figlitiug with uie! ixmk at my no*-!" "No! You don't say ? Did you pull out your burglar's hair and splinter up liis coat ?" " I am afraid I did," replied Simpson. " Mr. Simpson." said Wash, ea'mljk. " if there is a bigger a*s on the continent than i am I think I can lay my hand on the man; a party by the name of Jim •simpson." "Save me. James! oh. save me. Washington, save me! Don't let me be munlered! Don't! don't! don't! Oh. don't'" Simpson looked sheepishly at AY ash; n without saying a word, he selara .Mr*. Simpson hy the arm, ran her over to the bedroom and slammed the door. Then George Wadiington Budd wi nt up stairs, disgorged his tnur*!ereus appar atus, locked hi* bowie-knife in III* trunk and went to hod. Both combatants swore secrecy; but Simpson couldn't help tolling his wife, and she spread it. of course, so here it is. How a Fair of Giants Live. Captain Bates and liis wife, of Ohio, each seven feet eleven and a half incites high, hnve been exhibiting themselves at St. Isuiis. and the captain told a re porter the following facts: "We have a pretty good house; the lower -tory is twelve and one-half fret in height, and the upper one twelve feet. I tur doorway sure eight and one-half fret high, while ordinarily they are seldom over six and one-hall. In every room we have chairs for my wife and myself, but ol course we have ordinary furni ture for our friends and servents. Our own furniture was made especially for u*. The bedstead is eight feet and four incl.es long and five feet six inches wide. The chairs, bureau, wash-stands and. in fact, everything correspond. We ex |w-ricnro a gn at deal of inconvenience when traveling on account of the diminu tive size of the ordirary ftirniture. I served in the Fifth Kentucky Confeder ate infantry during Uie war. There is not a single garment or article I use nut what ha* to lie made especially tor me. My boots are about numNr seventeen, and an- made for me by a man in Se ville. My hat* are nearly a nine, mv collars twenty-five inches, and I guess if my gloves were gauged they would run up to at lca*t fourteen. I have the most trouble with my cloUies—my trousers, in tact. You see the cloth is made nar row. and while it is all right for men of ordinary size, a pair of pantaloons for me consumes an immense quantity, un less the nap runs both ways. My wife says it takes just about three times a* much cloth for my cloth as a* for men of the u*ual size." Soon after tlte gigantic pair were mar ried in Ix>ndon. some years ago. they visited Queen Victoria, who gave them each a bridal gift—tiie captain a gold watch, and Mrs. Bates a diamond ring. The Mexican voicr no of Orizaba, 17,300 feet above the; en level, has been ascended by M. At.ialza, a resident ol Fucbla. Thirteen persons accompanied him, one of whom died at the top from rarefaction of tiie air, and another a few davs afterward front erysipelas caused by the reflection of the sun on the snow. Seven thousand steps liad to lie cut in the snow to gain the summit, and the expedition occupied four days, one of which was a blank owing to rain and snow. Baron Muller.in 1859, first made the ascent, and he has had very few successors. NUMBER 43. CROP*. <>< m* lui.r.Mlim MMMtet Aboal Ural riMiiul.--4 K*nw of Ik* Slio •lla*.— Kar|M* W..W, tai Aorl ia a SMrplua. In thr Oram and Prmnmon Btvi&c, Mr. J. O M*ll*n. of Chicago. write* a* fol low. r I give Ik*low ■ remodeled estimate of till* wheal production of |H79, partly official and partly approximate, of ill* United St.ii**, wniob I act ooßlkkot will b* found very near correct, a. lliey are in lb* main official. 1 .hall, how ever. uir even figures. giving production the "odd change," in ord*r to be .ure that the (ieure* are enough: JtikUfe New Kugland Slain. 1,300,00b New V.wfc 16,0(10^00 New Jersey ! lielawsi* 3,600,000 Peuturylvanta 26,000,000 Mitlvlatel 7,000,000 Virginia K. 000.000 Nuh ant Soul I. tarohaa 000,000 l.eutgia 3 500,000 Mkuuwuapt and Alabama 2 000,000 Tciu (lufrly abort in mkm aeo lw> KUOO.OOO Aiiuuat uvl la-luui Ternlor)'.... 2,000,000 Tnmw* aifl Kentarky 14,000,01X1 Wt Virginia 4,000,00" (Ituo 40 000,000 Indiana 44.000 000 Illinois 44,000,000 I Mn-Jiigan 32000.00 c lowa (crop |uii*Jly abort) 24.000 000 Missouri (fart tally failure la mium) Vt.niKwiu (rrnp kiytljr abort in auotbrrn half) 34.000,000 IViwoMia (partially abort in aowtb ball) 21000 000 Kanaaa (winter aboat materially h'irt<-ti.l by drought). 14.0(10.000 Nebraska ISOOU.OOO ltaiota 7,000,000 Caltl'Mhia and Oregon 40,000,000 Other Territories 7.000.000 Total 141,400.000 Tli* irpnrtt itmnmiiii! tic Kuroprta harvests ar< of so unfavorable a nature na to be really alarming, and, if lh*. 11mated shortage* in the various wheal producing countries of that continent are etren approximately corm-t, the total wheat production of the world trill fall vry considerably short of the usual aver age consumption, and to one acquainted with the magnitude of litis deficiency the unprecedented exportation* ofilie p:ot six weeks will create no surprise. In consequence of the unusun iy disas trous outturn in Bulgaria and Hungary, the export of grain has been stopped by court decree. The estimate of deficiency to the Russian ciop is twenty-eight per cent, on a crop of about 385,000,000 ol bushels —shortage equal to more hush els than was ever exported trout thai country. In Soutliern Italy. Spain and Portugal the wheat harvest was nearly total failure. The French deficiency is reported as fully equai to. if not greater than last year. The Herman provinces show variable returns as to wheat, a full average in some, but large deficiencies in others: while the rye crop of which the consumption is much larger than wheat, and equals about S.000.(X bushels. i twenty-five per cent, below the usual resuit—a very im portant item if the defici*ncy is to made up with (or even partial!* so, of) wheat imports. 11. Kain* Jackson estimates the shortage for Uie British islands to be lull 17.000,000 quartets or the enor mous aut<>unt of 136,000,000 bushels; and not or y is the wheat deficient, hut the barley and oat crops are largely be low an average, and last, but of still greater importance in food statistics, the potato crop is also wofuhv lieiow an average yield, equal to 75.000.000 bushel* shortage, wlm h shortage must tic supplied mainly by increased imports of wheal. I therefore make the follow ing new estimates oi European require ment* of wheat according to last ad vices (some official and others approxi mate). as follows: Hmtkfii British inland* 136.000,000 France and itmrndmri™ 80."00.ClOO Itcmuiy and North Sea ports.... 20.C540.000 llol'iaud and Belgium 14)00400 Spain ami IVwtugiU ••". U.OSu.UWt Italy and Mediterranean porta.... 15.000,000 Sonlb America and Weal 1 udies (mainly floor) 6,000 000 China, flour ... 1.000,000 TVtai 283,000.000 According to the deficiencies reported, these estimates are rather under than above the proltabie actual figures. Ac cepting an estimate of about 27fi.000.t100 as tlie food and seed requirements of the United Statiw, tliis eountrv will have for export 166 000.000 to 170.000.000 bushels, leaving 113.000.000 to hie supplied from the surplus of other countro** Uian the United Slates, which ri*ult it is simply impossible to obtain. Russia, from her most favorahle crop of wheat, exports something over 7fi.ooo.oisi bushels, and, should the shortage on this year's crop lie only twrn'y percent., instead of twen ty-eight per cent., as o*tiniat>d, iter sur plus for export will be simply mi; but, allowing the damage to be over-esti mated. and that Russia can furnish, say. 20.000,000 bushels, the following figures result alter making the largest approx imate estimate for supplies from the re mainder of the wheat-producing coun tries of tlie globe than the United States. My estimate is as follows: Bushels. Russia 20.000.000 India JOOOOOOO Australia . 12 000.000 Chili. 3.000.000 Canada 6.000.000 Total 51.000 ,00 Tills estimate exhausts tlie wheat-pro ducing countries of tlie world and indi cates an absolute deficiency of supply under a vet age consumption of at lead 02.000.000 of bushels These figures would he alarming were it*not that to a considerable extent wheat can be supplemented by corn and prob ably will to a great extent, should the value of wheat increase in proportion to the apparent shortage and the general market runs its usual course—when the facts of supply and demand arc con sidered. A l>og'* Implacable Hatred. Among some reminiscences of dogs, given bv a writer in Fbrrsf and Stream the following appears: In my early youth I recall a dog owned by my grandfather who afforded an instance of a temper resentful and implacable. Marquis was half hound, half mastiff as we believed, but we only knew her mother, and she was a fair type oft lie well-bred southern hound, tie grew larger, heavier and handsomer than tlie average hound is witli us. and was so fierce that he had to lie chain-d du ing tlie day. Once a cousin and I were amusing ourselves witli our bows .uid arrows about the yard, both of us about six or seven years old. In fun I pro postal to liars a shot at Marquis, who was chained aoout twenty yards ofl Cousin John was wiser than I. and would not shoot; but I let fly an arrow, which only grazed, and surely did not hurt him. He flew at me, and break ing loose, would doubtless have handled me roughly had 1 not darted up the pi* nxza steps, and thus escaped his rage. Months elapsed ere I saw this dog again, and then it was at our summer house, a seaside village twenty miles away from wIITC I had shot at him. I tried in vain to overcome his animosity to nie by feeding him twice a dav. It was agreed, in taet. that no one else should feed him while I remained. He would not attempt to molest me till lie had done his breakfast or dinner, and then oniy the length of his chain limited his angry spring at me. He seemed to love and respect my grandfather, father, sis ter ana cousin, and tlie butler nnd coachman; the other members of the household, white and black, he toler ated ; hut me he hated to the bitter end. Six years after my childish insult to him he would gladly nave torn me to pieces, if opportunity had offered. When the tidings of Marquis ; death were brought, believe me. I rejoiced that he had been gathered to his father*. Shared. 1 .aid it in the mwdow-faih- I say it a* lh* moaataiiiHMaim, The beet thing* which a mortal hath Are llioh whirl) avary mortal •hare*. Ttaaair wa Jraathe-the .ky-the brtwwa- The light without a* sad within— Nib, with tta nnlocikart traaMriw— God's m he*—ar* for all to win. : 11m grum M eofter to ray triad Kor mat it yield, unnumbered leet; Sweeter to me the wOd-roee re-1, Hragaee tihe mnkee the whole worH aweet. ! Into your bmvsnly loneliness Ye welcomed me, oh solemn peak. And me in every gueal you hire. Who reverently year myetery eeek. And op the neiianl peopled wey Thet open, into world, unknown. It will be lile'a deiight to a*y, " Heeven 1* not heaven lor roe alone." through my brathran'* jioverty' Much wealth were bideoua! 1 am Ideal Only in what they elaarw with mm, ' what I .hare with all the reel. Lory Lor com. la Good Company. ITEMS OF INTEREST. >n* registered vote of 111 i lade] phia ui lUS. 471. I* a achool examination a skull race? —lampUm. Tli* oysiar dealer can always get up a furor* in his husines*.— xmtervtlU Journal. Seth Green wants sporumcn to r*tura to the water nil trout under seven inches (•length. Th* Sultan of Turkey 'uma suspicious b* trill not drink coffee aniens made in his sight. Largo numbers of (9 '.uunen ar* on i ih*ir way to the AtU itic cities from | California. Tlier* are I4H narrow gauge railroad* ! in llm United States, with a length at 4.17b mite*. The last two years have Imen remark able in chemicalannals forth* discovery of new metal*. Because soap com** in bars is no rea son why it should he a bar to cleanli ness."— SUtUomrn. In Alabama 96.000 white and 53.000 colored children have been enrolled in the public schools. In the whole United Slates there are 4,40 bank*, with *505.3*7,*39 capital and ff1.549.773 903 deposits. Average arrival of emigrant* at Castle Garden, new York, it six hundred per day at litis wasonjof the year. A man never lui* a correct idea of the world's opinion of him until he under takes to borrow ten dollars.— MeruUn Boarder. A man up at Niagara, writing bom*, aay*. " We are now in tlrn very teeth of the rapids ** They were probably falls teeth fhtkuUlpkia Bulletin. Mori*iar. an eminent French agricul turist, proposes to feed cattle, sheep and Cg* on provender containing savory •rhs.to give flaror to the flesh. An Elgin I HI.) man is In his third year of frog forming, and his first crop is now being marketed. lie has an acre and a quarter devoted to the frog industry. Arrhery clubs are tmpuiar with girls because lhey always like to liend tin ir beau. Get him down on his kness. as it were, or on the string, so to speak it heeling leader. If you were as wilting to be as pleas ant and as anxious to pieasc in your own house as you are in tin- company of your neighbors, you would have the happiest I tome in the world. A cat thai has no place in tbe heart of a family is like a hail penny. The boys can'tcarry il into sucli out-of-the way plac<#iuid by such eircuithus routes but it wi Hal ways mum. —fbn du Luc Kcporlcr. The custom of bearing two Christian name* is of recent origin. An author who has made n*e*r h states tiial, down to tbe reign of lueen Anne, be was unable to discover any person liear ing more than one Christian name. William L, who was a DflNutm, was the first king of England who bore two Christian names. According to private advices recently receiver by a gentleman in Washington (rum one of the ofiie vs of the Hot than! Railway Company, the work upon tlie great tunnel through the Alps, which, when completed, wul be upward of eight miles long, is prop-easing favorably, some 10,000 men licing etnpk>yd on the line and a distance of less than 1.066 yards remaining to be pierced. Colonel MeC'lure kh-ked a man oat of an Alabama hotel for a personal affront. Six months after be saw the same man kicking another poor fellow out of an other hotel. -Tush, man," said tlie colonel. hold, bnt .tint you the same man I kicked out of the Nassau House a littie while ago?" ** Keep stiil. colonel." was the response. " Don't you say one word; you and I know whom it will do to kick."—BaUl (jfaaett*. The other night at * London club •ome Americana werr boasting about Uioir inven'ion*. and the wonderful nw chine* to bo found in the Sutn. (too of Uuni told of tin* well-known mincing machine which, a live pig I wing intro duced at one end. turns out th> animal in sausages at the other. An irishman, who v not going to hare the Yankees tiding rough-ahod orer ever? other na tion. turned on them and said: " Ibalad. we've got the same machine in Ireland, only ours is more perfect, sure, lor if vou don't like the sausages, you <-anr *% them back into the machine, and ay re versing the action they'll come out a live pig again whsre he went in." Row a Woternar Reposed ■ Tie Chief. tlov. MeCook is tlte man who cause Colorow's deposition as a chief. l>ur ing his administration Colo row and a band of I" tea came to this city and camped on the outskirts, tine day the chief sent word that he wanted a new tent. McCook dispatched an agent to see in what condition Colorow's tent was. and the report was that he did not nesl a new tent, and McCook accord ing!* refused him. In the afternoon while the Governor was in his office Co lo row came in half drunk, with a re volver in Ids h:ind. and came over where McCook was writing and sat down. The Governor took in the situa ion at a glance, hut did not look up. '• McCook. liar!" said Colo row. The Governor went on writing. "MeCook liar!" repeated tha chief. Still McCook continued with his work. '• Mt-Cook liar," said Colo row reaching a climax. Nevertheless MoCook won I<l not look at him. By this time Colorow had concluded that there was no right in the (Coventor, aw* allowed the hand containing the re volver to drop to his side. The move was a fatal one. In an instant McCook seised his wrist, knocked the weapon away from him, and. catching the astonished Indian by the neck, kicked him down stairs and out into the street, where there were a number of Utes standing about. With great tactMcCook pointed to the prostrate and liuiuili&ted form of Colon>vv, and turning to the Utes said: "No man to lead braves. Colorow an old woman. (Jet a man for a chief." Then turning on his heel he walked up stairs. The next day the mortified Utes deposed Colorow.—Den ver Tribune. A (ant ion A Wont Shot n frame. This being the season when game killed by shooting, and probably con taining the pellets, is eaten, it may be worth while to caution those who con sume the llesh of birds with avidity that the proportion of instances in which shot is found is probably small in com parison with the number ef cases in which the pellets are unwittingly swal lowed. It is a matter of speculation how much mischief a shot may do in passing into the intestines, but the fact that anomalous diseases have lieen set up by the presence of very small bodies which have become entangled in folds of the mueoi s membrane renders it de sirable to put the public on their guard. Occasionally the most disastrous results have followed such small causes. We have in recollection the case of a physi cian who died after prolonged and unex plained sufferings, from the impaction of a very small nail wbMi had found its way into a pudding, ard was inad vertently swallowed. A -little care will avoid this contingency, hut, remember ing that the bird had bem shot, some pains ought certainly to be taken to avoid swallowing the minile.— Lancet.