Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 05, 1879, Image 7

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My Color,
It Klisteas the ocuuu wave,
It lives in yonder HiimiiiPr sl<v.
Hie Imrotiell uii'l t'irget-iiic-not
Are tintefl with ils In iglitiwl dye.
It sparkles in lite sapphire's depth*.
Its touch is on fho tur|n<iie lnl ;
And ill tlio robin's speckled egg
Its (ui u tee I tinges ate iluqiluyi'l.
Mo tar, perhop*, you have not guessed,
Uut ult' I fear you may surmise
When 1 confess this heavenly huo
Shines lairest in the baby's eyes.
—Marcia I). Bradbury, in St. A'icholur !
Fashion Stoles.
, White Breton lace wraps are to bo
Black satin sleeveless jackets are to be
Colored silk waists will be worn with
Plain grosgrain ribbons are delightfully 1
cheap now.
Lyons satin looks like silk on the
wrong side.
Puniers made entirely of flowers are
worn in Paris.
Ktui cases imitating pieces of bamboo
wood are shown.
Black Spanish lace wraps are trimmed
with Jet and lace.
Dark blue and green plaids are made
up into traveling dresses.
The empress rufl" is of Chantilly lace
finished with a gold thread.
Shaving fringe is superseding the grass
which has so long been worn.
The rough straw lwinnets in mixed
colors are very simply trimmed.
Worth puts plaiting* <it colored satin
under the flounces of dark walking
Biack net vails with tiny dots of gold
and gold border* are new, but unbe
Morning socks of dotted or striped
muslin are to be worn with colored silks
tills summer.
White bunting is made into morning
wrappers, having many tucks stitched
with colored silk.
Lengthwise buttonholes are worked
around the walst-line of wrappers anil
the belt is run through them.
Canton crape is used for some bonnets
in preference to chip. Silk is not worn
at all except in the turban shape.
The Parisian paper* speak of a very
choice new shade of blue produced by
ome chemical process with alizarine.
Organdy evening dresses arc made up
with an imitation of old point lace and a
profusion of Persian ribbons arranged in
A gilt lattice, with a wild rose vine
running over it, formed the apron of an
evening dress recently worn in New
It is a great error for a lady to wear |
a Ninnet too youthful for her ag>. It
only serves to make the latter more ob
Black silk, black eamel's-hair ami
biaek cashmere are still the favorite ma
terials for street wi*ar with American (
Bonnet strings are tied in a large loow
how under the chin, not at the side, or
they are simply croasisi in front, the ends
forming ijuot
New pocket-handkerchief* not only
have Nirder* of Breton lace, hut are di
vided into four sections by a cross ol
Breton insertion.
The new sunshades have sixteen
bronzed or glided ribs which are thought
to be too pretty to hide, and are set in
front of the lining.
Rome of the new painted fans nre of al
ternate sections of black and colored
satin, with wreaths of painted rosi-s br- '
tween the sections.
Hats of gold braid with trimming* of
gold-colored feathers and ribbons and
gilded berries have been imported by
lioston milliners for brunette*.
Nearly all of the daily and weekly
pre** oT New York city have lady asso
ciates in the editorial department, and
the same may be said of Boston.
A new brocade cashmere has alternate
stripes of plain atin and of wool figured
with wreaths of bright flower*. It makes
pretty and cheap vests for woolen gown*.
The pinafore hat is trimmed with
black velvet studded with steel star*, nnd
has one sideof the britn faced with black
velvet and caught Up by a butterfly bow
of white satin.
'Hie papillon Niw is the pretty head
dress for the 1 louse. It is made of full
tiuffed loops of India muslin, with Breton
ince mixed with it, and is more com [mo
in shape than the long-looped Alsatian
bows. A smaller butterfly Niw is shown
us a crnvnt liow.
Another fancy is the scarf of India
muslin, to be worn in the street as lace
scarfs formerly were. It is outside the
wrap, tied closely around the nis k. with
a Niw in front; the ends hang down,
have plaited Breton lace across them, and
are timl with narrow ribbon to give them
the tippear I eof a tassel.
New pocket-handkerchief* of sheer
linen cambric have Breton insertion
forming a cross through the middle of
the kerchief, then passing around it as a
Nirder, with an edge of Breton lace.
Plainer handkerchief* have a shield done
in colon*! embroidery in one Corner,
while the edge is merely scalloped with
red or blue.
One of the quaint and pr"tlv fichu*,
made ii[i with Breton or old-fashioned
point iace, to be worn with summer cos
tume*. is of fine India muslin with a
plaited frill of lace. The neck of the
fichu is finished with a turned over and
very large square collar, which is also
edged with a frill of lace and open to
show the neck.
I IMaitcd black Breton laec is a novelty
which is u**l to trim light black ma
terial* with, such material* as plain and
striped gatizi's, and grenadine*, both
plain and striped with velvet. Black
si'k dresses ari- also trimmed willi this
lace. These plaiting* are generally
placed around panier* and princes*
waists, with the addition of jet passe
Fichu* of white silk muslin, or else of
linse, nre square* doubled in three-cor
nered stiape. and all the edge bordered
with insertion in which the Breton de
-1 sign is done with color*. A fine knlfe
plaiting of Breton lace edges the inser
tion, and the ends are caught together at
tlie waist by a tmuquct of rosebuds or ot
yellow buttercups, a moss-rose or some
favorite flower.
New mask veil* are of Breton Ince, and
may lie either black or white. Tlie net
covering the face lias tiny dot* wrought
in it, usually two or three in n group,
and tin l edge Is finished with Breton line
two inches wide. I*>ngcr veils, to he
crossed behind the bond nnd tied under
the eliin, nre made of black net, dotted
with gold thread. The newest grena
dine scarf veils are of tnn-mlor or light
blue, with a gay Unman striped liordcr
on each selvedge.
1 tress futis are in the Pompadour slinpe,
half of a circle being formed by the
sticks and the feather tops. The sticks:
are ol red tortoise shells or ebony; the
feathers of different birds supply the I
tops; curled ostrich, peacock-eyes, pea
hen feathers and golden pheasant
feathers are much used. New fans to
be worn with the summer dresses of
moniie cloth or cambric have ebony
sticks with Pompadour linen tops; these
fans are mounted with silver, and have
ebony and silver chatelaines.
Jlrm mill ,*fntr for Womcnd
English children wear pinafores 01
pink, blue and white washing silk.
Women's underclothes are cheaper in
New York than anywhere in Europe.
One hundred and seventy-four of the
63ti students of Boston University are
A grand ecumenical council of women
who believe in woman's rights is to be
held in St. Ixtuis in May.
Mr. (Hailstone's constant assistant is
his daughter, who knows every book in
his library and the contents of it.
Young women are almost universally
employed as typesetters in the printing
establishments of San Francisco, Cal.
Mrs. Ann Simpson, of Yorkshire,
England, has been appointed surveyor of
roods for tbeparishot Kirby (irindalytli.
Twenty ladies have l>eon authorized to
write Jl. I. after their names iiv the
Women's Medical College in Phila
There are real walking hats for
those who like them this season—hats
totally unlike the bonnets, and intcmhs!
to droop over the eyes.
Miss llovey, of Boston, lias offered
SIO,OOO at once and more in the future
to Harvard University, on condition that
it opens the door of its medical school to
The Princess Louise has taken the
trouble to deny in emphatic terms the
report of a London society journal that
she was lieing greatly Ixiri-d by her
Canadian experience.
It is related of the late Mine. Bonaparte
that he never adopted the new-fangled
notion of gas. hut always used candli**,
and slm would not allow a carpet to lie
laid on her bedroom floor.
The first women employed in the
National Treasury were appointed in
ISKVJ. There are now 1,300 in the depart
ments of Washington, who receive sala
ries varying from f'.HW to SI. *OO yearly.
The chapel hdnnging toUrarcchurcli,
New York, was tlw gift of Miss Catha
rine Woolf. and eost SXi,OOO. It was
occupied for the first time at the celebra
tion least of the conversion of .St. Paul.
A Minnesota man found a beautiful
young Hauaw almost frozen to death,
lie took tier to his camp-tire and tried to
thaw her out. When she bad melted a
little he proposed marriage and Was
It is said that Queen Victoria, in her
favorite books, us.-s paper-marks upon
which are inscrilied in Latin these words
of Holy Writ: "Their hope is full of
immortality, and lie lives even though
he be dead."
The eldest daughter of Bishop Hunting
ton not only writes newspaper articles
and provides for charities, but walks fre
quent iv twenty miles a day. taking on
umbrella in her band, a It i Ir. Franklin,
for storm or sunshine.
An intelligent schoolgirl, by name l',v
Rehe'- mmer. of Memphis, Tenn., has re
ceived n gold medal from the Howard
A*- L iation for meritorious SlT vices per- "
formed in tlie midst of the pestilence
which raged lost summer, and wliich
wen-unremitting from the b ginning to
the close.
Some of the insurance companies ot
New York have written lett lTS of con
gratulation to an up-town lady on her
bravery when she discovered that a 1
room in the third story of her magnifl
eent house was on tire. Calmly wrap
ping a rug about her shoulder", she en- j
tered. and closing an open window and
the ilisirs kept the flames from spread
ing. and then telegraphing to the nean-st
station for aid, the flame* were quickly
put out. but not until every article in the
room was reduced to a cinder.
Old Unlit! unit 01.l Rnrhrlsri.
Old maids are useful. They can cook,
sew and take esre of children, nurse sick
people and generally play the piano.
< >ld haehelors are useless They do not
even know how to drive nails or split
Old maids an- amiable. If one wants
anything done that requires patience and
kindness of heart, a single lady Is sure
to be the one to do it-
Old bachelors an' ill-natured. They
snub children, despise Nthics and hate
young mothers, nnd nr' always so busily
employed in seeing that oilier people
take good care of them that they have
not a moment to give to any one else.
Old maids are nice looking and "young
for their years." Old bachelors gener
ally have red noses, rheumatism in their
knees, bald heads, and mouths that turn
down at the corners.
Old maids can make a home of one
little room, and cook delicious meals for
one over the gas jet in cunning little tin
kettle*, hwide* making all tlwlr own
wardrnN*. Old bachelors need an nrmy
of tailors, wniters, rooks, distant rela
tives and hotel landlords to keep them
comfortable. When old maids are ili
they tie up their heads in pockethand
kerchiefs, take homicopathic pellet*
I out of two bottles, alternately, and
get well ntrnin. When old bachelors are
ill they go to l>ed and send for four doc
tors, nave a consultation, a montlapicre
full of black Nifties, all the amiable mar
ried men who lielong to the club to sit
up with them at nigot, N-sides a hired
nurse; they telegraph to their relations,
! and do their best to Impress the world
with the idea that they are dying.
When an old maid trnvcis she takes a
sandwich, a piece of poundcake, a bot
tle of lemonade in a linnd-basket, and
| lunches comfortably in Hie carriage, j
When an old bachelor travels he orders I
. a dinner in courses at the station, and
raves N-cnuse he lias not time to eat it lie- j
j fore the "fifteen minutes for refresh- j
; ments" are over.
Old maids drink weak tea, and It cures
> their headaches. Old bachelor* drink
strong liquor, which give* them head- !
Old maids are modest: they think
their youth is over and their beauty
fyine. If. after awhile, some autumnal
ove is given them, they take it n* a sort
I of miracle, anil hope |>cnple will not
j'lwgh at thorn for "marrying so late in
Olil bachelors believe tlmt nil women
nre in love with them, iitid Hint they
muni enrefully guard themselves from
traps to inveigh# them into matri
mony. They iilso londly eherisli the be
lief that, should they eventually heroine
married men, the world expects them to
exhibit great taste in women liy their
ehoiee, and that the "other fellows"
will laugh if their portion he not tender
youth and beauty; also that wlu-n they
marry, many women will # xpiri* of
jealousy— ltural New Yorker.
ConrrriiliiK Tlitlii l.nctuic.
An outspoken Fnglish clergyman, the
Itev. H. it. Haweis, recently called the
women of his parish to task for criminal
ignorance and thoughtlessness in tight
hieing, Perhaps there are American
ladies who will lie nervous when they
read his denunciations of unwholesome
practices in dress. "When the door,"
lie exclaimed, "closes on tin* light and
splendor of the revel, the veil is drawn
quickly across—the public are shut out;
but the true physician, of souls as xvell
as of Isxiies, will invite you to enter
that gloomier apartment, and hear the
stern verdict upon another which to
morrow may he pronounced on you—
' Death from natural causes!' I .ay no
such Mattering unction to your soul.
" Death from rut in the liver and corn on
the heart, produced hy tight lacing.'
These are the very word* of a leading
phy.-ieian of the day to me. I plead lor
nothing impossihli—for nothing which
cannot lie. and which is not accomplish
ed every day hy sensible women in the
best circles. Many plead for the mitiga
tion of a public eye-sore against which
our present fashion of following the
natural lines of l lie I sidy, instead of
creating false ones, protests as loudly as
do the doctors themselves. I want you
to Is- reasonable, and. knowing the ter
rors of the violated law of nature, I pray
to lie persuasive; and this is the spirit
in which 1 plead with you this morning
against the evils of excessive compres
sion in tight lacing, tiiat systematic out
rage upon tic human skeleton—that
fatal attack Upon the sin r# #1 organs of
circulation, respiration and nutrition."
Mfyle* 111 II>|rr >'•
The style in expensive hosiery is #m
hmidered I.isle thread and embroidered
Italhriggan. What are known to the
trade as boot-stockings are a favorite
design and are brought out in solid and
contrasting colors, as for Instance cherry
tops and blue feet. Old gold in com
bination with other colors is in great
demand, and come* either with or with
out embroidery, as suits the buyer.
Plain silk, also plain Lisle stix kings in
violet and in citron color, are <h sirahle,
as are those in sapphire shade* to match
the new dress silk- Ociidnrmc, the new
army blue, is vet another favorite color
in hosiery. Itibh'sl hosiery remains
fashionable and lac# -to# kings ar#' having
a decided run. K#al Italhriggan in e ru
color, with hand-cmbroldemt instep of
dainty hues, ar<> designed for Indie* who
are averse to the more showy tyl<-s.
In cheaper goods plain colors, with em
broidered clocks, fancy elie# ks, hair-line
stripes and polka dots #.n a plain ground,
prevail, Isitli in ladies' and children's
Scif-Defcnce Among Plants.
in a recent lecture Mr. Fran# is 1 tar
win gave some curious instances of tie
way plants are protected from insect*
and other dangers. Opium, strychnine
and lieliadnnna. he said, three of the
most deadly poisons, w#-re all formed by
plant* as a mean* of defence to preserve
them from rattle, etc. A eurtou* use
was made of this poisonous projs-rty, as
recorded by Livingstone, who state*
that at one place in South Africa tlie
natives wen- in the habit of catching
their zebra* bv mashing up *<> me poison
ous plant in tfieir drinking pince. I'op
*pi#s are protixted by poison from the
attack* of goats and probably of other
cattle. The strychnine plant was a good
example of the way in which poison was
limit#-#! to thw part of the plant where it
was needed. Almond* were also pro.
tected by poison. cultivator* gen# rally
sowing tic biiter kind, a* the sweet kind
was eaten by mice. Oilier plants w<*re
protected, not by strong poisons, hut by
some aromatic substance. The f#nn"f.
anise and earraway #u>##l* were examples
of tiiis, which wore not oatoa by th#-
bird* on that a<•count. The lime, which
Was protected by this aroma, was able
to grow wild and hold its own any
where, whereas the orange, the citron
and the olive require* to Iw carefully
preserved and watched. The mint was
another example of a plant protected
against rattle by tbf* aromatic princi
ple. Flower* are often more aromath
than the leave* of the plant on which
they grow, anil owe to this principle
their safety from attack, and caterpillars
will even starve to death sooner than
eat the flower of a plant the leaves of
which they readily devour. Water
plant* are unprotected, for the reason
that water was protection enough. The
most peculiar protection jierhnp* wm
tiiat eryoved by til#' common lettuce,
which, when pricked, even bv an aunt's
foot, spurted up a sticky juirc. and en
veloped the intruder, who, biting the
leaf from vexation, drew down upon
himclfa fresh shower of cabbage wrath,
in which tli#' unfortunate ant was
Just a liny Too late.
A f#'w days since there was a wedding
in D#-* Moines, lowa. The bride was a
gcni-ral favorite in society and an cspixiai
favorite with twoyounggi'ntlemen, each
of whom aspired to the honor of hr
hand. One of them secured it, but as
the wedding was entirely private, the
other did not hear of it. The evening
after the wedding, the last named went
to call on the lady, whom he supposed
to I*' still single.* There he found his
rival, the groom, with his bride. Lay
ing aside his overcoat, lie engaged her
in lively Conversation, constantly ad
dressing her by her maiden ranie. He
progressed so well that lie concluded to
"sit out" his rival. About twelve
o'clock a remark was made that informed
him of the changed relations of the par
ties, and lie concluded that tlie frceztng
out process wouldn't do, and he incon
tinently departed, a wiser and sadder
During the prevalence of a gale in
Virginia City, Nev., recently, tall pillars
of sand were to he *••• n waltzing aliout
on tlie deserts far In tiie eastward, show
ing that tilings were also rather wild that
way, At times such clouds of dust rose
above the desert that the Hiirnlmldt
range and other high mountains in that
: direction were hidden from view. So
doubt any one who might linve happened
to Im# out on these deserts would have
found the entertainment hut little infe
lor to that afforded by tlie sand storms
I of the great desert of Knliara.
AstoitUhlii* I'wli About llit Sirw ailvrr
Ht-Klon—AVhsf Has Rt, What la,unit
Whtl l to Comf,
A correspondent of the Sew York
Nviuiiu) I'nit write* from Lcn<ivillc, Col.,
to the following effect: It was about
I the middle of last summer that the value
i of Ig#nd ville as n " ciirlMinnteenmp " was
I discovered. California (iiileh, on which
the present town stands was an old
mining camp, having been worked for
gold from !*">! to 1*11?, the yield run
ning down Irom #3,000,000 in IHigi to
alKiut #150,000 in l0, when the dig
gings were aliandoniil. In those days
it is said the gold miners caulked tlu-ir
log cabin* with what they supposed
was mud, but was really carbonate
worth #IOO a ton. Who discovered the
carbonates is a disputed question, hut
there is no doubt that W. 11. Slovens,
of Lake Superior mining fame, a rest-
I dent of Detroit, was on# of the first, if
not tlie first, to undertake systematic
I mining operations for silver in this
camp. * 'l<l California and Nevada
miners scoffed the idea of fimling any
i tiling of value in the earl MlD. Ates. They
wen# soft, not hard. They were "pan
cake ilejHisits," not veins. The oldest
■and wisest among them ho#l never seen
any metal extracted from sucii Muff.
Still, Stevens had his adherents, too.
\ Numbers of men swarmed upon the
J hills ami bi gan to sink shafts. They
I were speedily rewarded. The Little
j Pittsburgh, which has <tiriehcd all its
j owners, was struck at thirty-eight feet
below the surface, and other discoveries
speedily followed. Homnntic stori#-* are
told of t In* vicissitude* of fortune which
befi'll the early discoverers—how tin
< iallagh# r brother* wander# #1 from store
, to stor#' vainly begging for a sack of
flour to ennble tlo'iii to go on with
I tln ir work, and next week struck uiin
eral, and sold out for I know not how
many hundred thousands, on w jii# h
tin y are li\ ing in splendor in the < humps
Liy-##*; how long and Derry wen*ju*t
alsiiit KS give up in d#-pair, when old
struck hi* pi# k Into tie ground
in hi* rage, ami uncovered tli<> wall of
a lis-ure vein, one of tlie very be*t in
i cauip at thi* present tim<-; how a small
gr<s #-r " gruh--t:ik-d " a hungry miner
who struck mineral within a couple of
weeks; how tie- small gro##r bought
out the miner, *##l#l a small interest in
his mine f##r a fortune, lM#uglit other
mine*, made money out of all of them,
and is now-Lii-uti'iiant-tiovernor \V A.
Tatxir, pnsidnit of tlie It.-uik <#f lstu\-
ville, and a man wliose income is
reckoned in millions. Whntevero.'truth
there may Is- in these attractive tales,
, there is no doubt of the fact that by
Augu*t <#f last year lay# rs <if carixinat# .
carrying silv# r vatj ing in <juantity from
*1)0 to to ounces jw-r toll, t##-gan t# 1*
, discover#-#! throughout the range of hills
j which en# in le the town <>f l/endville
on the east, and that great fortunes—
*#di#l fortun#-*—4ngan t#> I.#- realiz#sl by
tin- lucky discover# r*. The cartMinat#-*
were in • vry < .-is#- save one murly
horizontal deposit*. lying at depths
varying from thirty-five to on## hundred
and thirty-five f<* t Ixdow the surfiu #-
In < an #ly any ea*#- w*a* blasting re
quired in tlie'shafts. Two dollars a
tm was a common #-stlmate f##r the
c#st of #'xtra< ting tli#- or#-.
| Su# h astonishing botinnr.:#.## < r#*at#sl an
1 excitement far and wi#l#>—a furoye far
exceeding til#' Itlnck lllii* fever, snd
w'bi# h can onlv I## compared to the!'ali
, fornia rag#- ##f i*!*. T# n thousand p#*>-
p]#- p#itir#sl into Iz ailrilleduring tin- last
i three months of I*#"*, ami luig#' nia
• hiie ry for smelting works ami sawmills
j was haul#*#! ov# r the mountains at an en
ormous expense. You must romcmber
that these forttinc-hunt<T* w#*re going
n##t to a pi# a*ant r#'gi##ri lik#' ( alifon.ia
or N#'va<la, hut to a barren wil#!#ni# s
t# n thousaml f#*t alMtv#* the sea. wli#>r#'
tlie soil will not even grow jitat#s-s,
where snow falls < v# rv month in the
v-ar, and a man liad liis hands an#i f#*#-t
fr>>7.< n one night last August. Still, no
hardship* deterred the adventurer*.
Traile and busine** w#r# dull through
out tli#' world. an#l during the thr#*-
month* ending Mnn-h 3l*t. l*T?i. at least
flft'-en tliousand nun f##un#i their way to
i I#cailvillc. a large proportion of them
toiling painfully ##n f#M>t one )iun#lrsl
and tw#nty or #ne hundrc#l an#i fifty
mil# s through the *now from Denver or
Canon. Wh#"n I first vi*it#*| l>-advill.'
in Mar# h la*t it was full of men who bail
no horn#', who slept on the sawdust on
barroom fl#K#r. who ail s#"em#d to liax e
money enough to get f#>#Ml without work
ing, and who spent their days in liar
rooms, pimhling-hou*# -. daiice-houses.
<#r #>n tlie sidewalk in Chestnut *treei,
discussing tlie last great strike. Haifa
Im>#l in a miserable attic was worth from
#1 to #3 a night. Stores rente#! for I,#o
P#t centum of t!i#dr cost. M's hani#*'
wages were #1 or #5 a day. To force
ones way int tlnjxwtofHepthrough tlie
throng which I#"A it front morning till
! night required no small exertion of
| str#'ngih. Husim ss was " booming."
Small storekeejM'r* turnisl over tludr en
tire stiMk in two #lays, an#l Iheti vainly
i rot#- an#l teli'grajih'sl ibrfn-sh suppli#-#.
j Town lots worth #SO In (Wolkt, IhTm,
readily commanded #3.000 in March.
I IHTtt.
I return#-#! to the " camp " f Iveaville,
j though an organiz#*! city, w itli mayor,
aldermen an#l all otherclvle funetlon
-1 aries, is still i-nlh-d a camp 1>- all but
" ten#l#'rf#s't") a w#s-k ago. and a mark#*!
change was evident. l'r#p#M'ting on
snowshoes in sn##w from four to eight
fe't deep had exhausted the patience of
, | many, nn#l the three stage lines# reportc#!
! that they earri#-#! nearly a* many passen
| yers to a* fr##m I>cnvcr anil Canon. Both
■; in Chi-stnut street and at the postoftiee
i the crowd had diminished, l/odging*
were easily to be obtained. Of the t.AOO
. hous#'s (mere board huts) that were un
der way #>n the iWUIi of March, many
were finished ami many were unoecu
, pied. #Storeki#epers eoniplaine#! of the
. aullncM of liusiness. Heal estate had
• ceased to move, and the unfortunate
. owners declared with tears in their I'yes
. that the best hid they could get for lots
, which cost them #SO six months ago
. was #1,500 cash. It was possible to get
1 fair twiard and l<wiging*,for fl2 a week. A
whisper, which subsequently became a
. general public r#*mark. asserted that the
. greatest of tlie D#adviile mines, the Lit
• tie IMttaburg, ha#l " petered out," and not
a few declared that !cadville had had
its day, and would hereafter be num
i bered among the dead towns which strew
• tlie treacherous slopes of the Kockies.
t It may, however, be questioned
■ whether tliesr persons have not mistaken
t a natural reaction for the final collapse,
t l#eadville's prosperity resting wholly on
t the product of tle mines. It 1* pi'rtinent
t to inquire aliout them, and the answer
> is this: In.tanuary lasttlier#'wi-re alxiut
I twenty paying mines in this ncishhor
s hood; tliffear#'nowfoity-nine; oftliese,
- several, notably the Australia and the
• Judge lVndry, have struck pay ore
within the last week. -The Australia
could have been bought fur #3,KiC tin
•lays ago. To-day the ownTs wotihi
not lisU'ii to an olh r of H Mst.issi.
A agin, ther# w# r't#n niM'Jlers at work
last Jiiriunry Tll<T#' an; now twenty
eight at work and llti<h r way. Th# se
estahUsluiientseost from#'Jo.ooto#PJs,-
(kki. I liey arc owned by m< n exjx'ri
eneed In mining malti'i's. It iss-aria lv
reasonahle to suppose that such lii'-r.
would speiiil sucii large sums of mon# y
if they had any doufit of the pi rma
tu'tit value of jh- mines.
Again, thr##e lin< * of railroad nr.- aim
ing at Lailville—the Colonolo < nle.ii
from Georgetown, the Denver and Hun; I#
I'ark and Webster, and the Atchison and
Santa Fe front Calion. Kaeh of the*#;
three companies expects to blast its way
through miles of solid rook, to climb
grail#-.* of one hundred and fifty f.* t and
more to the mile, to surmount frightful
pre#'ipiee, anil ixdi of them ha## thou*
snnils of iii'-n at work at #g and #3 a day
'••"i ll annmmees that it will he in I>-a<|-
ville tliis summer. Ar# the manager* in
all th#*## companies delude#! a.* to the
value of the I/# - ad ville mines?
In view of the sumtm-r pr##s|M*#-t, n
writer in# ursa grave responsibility who
encourages emigration to I*tulville.
I rom all the information that i nn he ob
tained it sei'ms probable that not ls
than forty thousand people will eoine
her# this season from the thr#*#' .State* of
Kansas. Missouri ami Tennea*<v# aloii#-.
If tli#- other Stat#-* contribute in evi-n rui
infinitesimal ratio, the *lop#s of th#-
'#rarnl Divide an#l tli## Mo#|uito and
Buffalo I'angi-s will h<- whiP-ried n#-xt
fall with tlie hon#*s of uo-ri who will
hav<- died ##f hunger ami cold—for it is
impossible for th#- country to fi-eii so
many. Iri this, tli# ri#'h#-st camp ev#-r
known in mining history, onh tiflis-n
per centum of tin- prosjiectors discover
anything; eighty-five jar n-ntum fail,
arul in this region and i liin.it will Im#
lik'dy to jx-rish.
Colleeting a Crowd.
A gentleman passing by an umittrac
tiv# -how wiri'low the otherilav st<q<[#o<l
ami began l####king i*t an o]d-fasltii#n*si
squiir#' i loi'k ' xhihitisl for s:rl# (pri# #-
#1.75). It *o closely res# mhleil th#-time
piece that he had so many tim# gaz#*l
u|##in with affis'tion in )iis <]#! home,
that h# h# gan to examine it, musing
meanwhile on th#- many si-'-ne* of liis
lioylimtil ifays that woui#! con##' back to
hi* memory. Il#- s's-nrsl *#> alisorlxsi in
what wits iM-fore liiiu that anotlier g< n
tl' Mian passing thought li#- would tak# - a
look. an#i likewise cam#' to n standstill
in front <#f tli<- window; an ol#i woman,
going l#\ with a haski i, lia#i her f# ndnine
curiosity arou*#xi,and partly to r# t, sat
<l#wn lI#T burden, iui'l. N#ijusting li#*r
shawl, turnisl her #'>'* in tie* #lir#s-tion
#>f tin* big square dock : a couple of *nu&il
Is#)s. rolling hoop, ri# xt stopped to *<-<•
w hat was g'#ing on ; anil all th# time tin
nu< leus of tit#- gntlii-ring was umioulit
islly ruminating on the Itappy past, un
i-ons# ii.us of ids surrounding*. In al###ut
tix ■ • minut' s n <t<#w<l of tw#nty-fi\<- jm-o
pi" from the .liffennt walks in life ha#l
lialteii 1# for#' that same window, ail
#ag#rl> tr#'t#liing their m-# k to g# t a
)#<•# I# at what was th#' ii-ntral objist of
view. The crowd grew lnrg# r -a !i
suta-ceding minute, and tie- loan inside
rusbisi down to the h.o kof th# ston- to
black his iwnts an#l smooth <iown liis
liair, in anticipation <#f a big rasli #f
traity: an#i tlie original # au*#' of the com
motion was sliil revolving in his tnin#i
the jov* of liis iMiyhood, utterly oblivi
ous of fh#' rapidly gatio-ring multitude,
who i#\ this tiin#- liad Is gun to push and
crowd carfa other, in <#r#T# r t#> *•••• m hat
wasth# matt#T. In a mom# nt nmr# the
ch-rk* in tlie various stores nrar l#v !ia#l
start'sl on a dead run l##r the spot. an#t
the f# v# r spreading.five liumlnsi #>r more.
m#*n. worn# n ami #'hillren. all broke into
a # ant# r. Ixiiind to reai'b the se#>ne of
ilisaster in tim#' t##g> t a gixxj -#-at. Kverv
I# am tiiat came down that *tre#'t n-in#*)
up. an#l, in le** time than it takes to tell
it,tlie street an#l siib wnlks wcreon#' surg
ing mass of humanity, hor*#'* ami
wagons, veiling, swi-aring and figliling.
an#l th# tir*t man tiiat st#q#j*si was still
indulging in reminix'-enc#-* ,#f the days
of his pastoral simplicity, .fust then a
policemm strolled in sigiit, and. notic
ing -'#ni#-tiling a little unusual, l*s-ame a
little nervous and somewhat mixed,
pulled the tire alarm hastily, ami
another guardian of the peace d##'wn tlie
corn# r of tlie block let drive in tlie same
way, puijing in an alarm from another
ts#x. Whang, wliang, wliang, went
the fire le 11, Imx 4-11-44, and every other
con# #'irahle number. Th* fire depart
ment started out jn thre#- different direc
tions, with tlie entire town at its lii*#ls.
yelling, "Wherak the fire?" and tin
lila# k smoke from tlie steamers, and the
rumliling of the h#*avy wlieel*. with the
gongs and bell* of the hose-carriages and
hook ami ladder trucks, made up a I**l
- compound #>f rs< kets tiiat would
have nwskened the dead, if it w#ve pos
sible ; hut the man that was the prime
cause of all the huhhuh had ids eyes
fixed unniovedly on the object that first
attracted Ids attention, .-uiparrnt ly
dr< iuning of tlie golden days of the past .
After a time the confusion came to an
end, and lie walked off, having Won a
let of flvedoilars tiiat hecould stand still
and draw n bigger crowd than any
waiking-mptcli in the ixiuntrv. New
//area RrgtMrr.
Berislon of an Oriental Judge,
Th#'lter. If. M. Scudder, I>. D .who
was for many years a missionary in
India, tell* the following odd story:
" Four men, partners in business.
Inuglit some cotton liales. Tlist the
rats niiglil not destroy the i*tton tliey
purchased a cat. Tliey agrci*! that
each of the four should own a particular
leg of the eat; and each adorned with
beads an#i other ornaments the leg thus
ap|w>rti#med to him. The cat, hy an a<-
eldcnt, injured one of its legs. Tlie
owner ol t lint member wound around it
a tag soaked in oil. Tlie cat. going too
near the hearth; set this rag on fire, and
being in great pain rushed In among the
cotton bales where she was accustomed
to hunt rats. Tlie cotton took fire and
was burned up. It was a total loss.
Tno three other partners bmuglit a
suit to recover the value of the cotton
against tlie partner who owned this par
ticular leg of tlie cat. The judge ex
amined the case and decided thus;
' The leg that had the oiled rag on it was
hurt; the cat could not use that leg; in
fact, held up that leg, and ran with the
three legs. The three unhurt legs,
therefore enrried the fire So the cotton,
and alone are culpable. The leg
Is not to lie blamed. The three partners
who owned the three legs with which
the cat ran to the cotton wljj pay the
whole value of the hales to the partner
who was the proprietor of the Injured
Central Park, New Y#*rk. has cost
something like tIVUOO.OfO.
Thr Hln M r<
wsxri very pretty,
lie Wftou'l very wine,
And lie *t/Kl, wlMtti MIUVI a .(iwsM,,*,,
In |*trufyMx| surprise.
A fri* kled liu), u prkl| J|
Who uxjul't turn in hi* to**.
Ami—though not utw.luK ly |,J_
Hud #iu*h H hinny UOM-'
111- hud n't Miy tnautiert,
He liidn't know hi* Inxdu,
rf I inil*t own, til* principles
I>i'l not Indie hi* loek*.
I!• wax rlflinty nt work, and avkvtrl tl [l*.v;
| tivery luu'r uri-w n different wny—
-1 lien why (lid they uuike him King Ol May *
1 •*, hliiluly, i„ * circle,
ITiey whirled *round their king;
A till there he *tood, lmlf cryin*
Half j ! <•!!>• <-! t„ hear them ainjj,
, i ill in hi* heart, a mighty pert
; Win given him to do;
l:motion thrilled hi* little hreext
And gave him fervor new:
" I'll do it! thut I will'" he thought.
"It iiTl much. I know I ought' "
"Oh, do' Oh, do' Oh, do"' sang they,
"And we will crown you King of Wny'"
j " I'll do it' Vet. I'll do it!"
i Hi* heart nuig hack, again,
I rdil a ray ol lovelinnat
' lint to hie lace fto plain
llie eyelid* ';tsjverid; he almost ahiverrel,
Hi* young lortn aimed erect—
When manly thought* stir boyish aoula
What el*e c* n you I-X/M-1
And etill they tang their roundelay,
1 l.e circling girl# MI *wet ami gay,
I Al*iut their king, Uieir Kingot May'
Hark' 'llie king i*t|xwking.
llie eager girl# prn n*u.
He mya aloud "I'll doit'"
In ringing voice, *, clear.
And from hi* |Kicket. a* lioin a socket.
Slowly he drew lorth—
Hi looked to osurt, he looked to vroat.
He lanku! to couth and north—
Ilie "i.if- their Ideal assurance gave,
I wa tiohle to lee kind and brave.
He drew it lorth; he gave it (ever,
A* though he • te each matilcn't lover,
A* though it won- hi* life,
fin thing they d I,egg Oil her hour* and home
1 o cut the Muj .|*ele vine* and flower#—
l liat little raw#!'# knile'
Ah, aee therri' M-C them' well-a-day*
How gleefully they *kip away,
la ing alone their King of May,
' Hi- I'lii ! reign ended WeH-a-d*y'
—SI .Viz-Mat.
The € nler i,l!l*r* % able.
' "See. my kilt," said a farmer one
morning, "the eaU-rpiiiar* have liegun
to ltuild a rn-at Ujain a hran< h of our fa
e'orite apple tree."
| "I II put a *top to their work to-mor
row," said Uit* boy.
A week went hv.
" M> win," said the farmer again. " I
notice that our friend*, the caterpillar*,
have built an ex ten* ion to thir house."
" I'll burn tleni down this very after*
noon." was the taiy'* reply.
Another week went by. and the farmer
called hi* son and showed him how the
iterpiliar- hail not only inclosed the en
tire iimh hut even begun work on
another Iwiugh.
i " There'll lie tin fruit on that branch
I thi* year, my witi," said the farmer calm
ly : "your indu*triou< little friend* have
eaten every loaf."
And obM-rving that hi* son's face w.-ia
red with shame, the father thus eon
tinucd •.
" 1 shall not regret the loss of the lieau
tiful 111 V son. if you "in only
henceforth lw-ar in mind the lesson you
have learned. Each day ha* its duties,
and it is always a dangerous thing to put
•If attending to even the smallest of them
until the next. — Atnrruvin liurtil I loins.
I/ohrtrr* m ri) thlnt.
Not long ago. m Sweden, two girls
used to watch for an old iioatmnn who,
in the season, would bring up the fiord
or i reek a whole boatload of iolister* at
a time. Then the girl* would bog their
nurse Johanna to let tlom play with the
queer things. Generally leave would lie
riven, and the sisters would fetch in
j doors with great glee as many of the
lobsters as they want**!, and stand them
up all around their tlay-room. stroking
such on the head as they did to. and thus
} putting it to sleep.
I They had to keep a sharp eye on the
i creatures, though, and. as soon as one
threatened to wake or waved its terrible
claws, they had to run and tickle it on
: the head—when it would go off to sleep
; at once!
Idcxie says it was funny to see these
play-soldiers—" marines," she calls them
—standing up stiff and straight, as
though thev were on their best liehav-
I ior at parade drill!
Itefore you try this game he sure that
you have the tight kind of lobster* to
deal with, for it would he awkward if
I hey should turn on you and give vou
tit for tat by " stroking " and " tickling "
you in their fashion with their claws
Sf .Vt'eWrt*.
Per Ha*-#.
You were made to be kind and gener
ous and magnanimous If there is a
hoy In the school who has a club-foot,
don't let him know you saw it. If there
IS a poor hoy with ragged clot lies, don't
talk nlxiut rags in 111* hearing. If there
is a lame boy, assign him some part of
the game which does not require run
ning. If there is a dull one help Igm to
get his lessons. If there is a blight one,
lie not envious of him; for if one hoy is
proud of his talents, and another is en
vious of them, these are two great
wrongs, and no more talent* than before.
If a larger or stionrer hoy ha* iiyurwl
you. and is sorry for Tt, forgive htm and
reauest the teacher not to punish him
All the school will show by their coun
tenance* how much better it i* to haves
real soul than a great fist .—/ferae*
The myal plate at Wimhur is reported
to lc worth £ I,*(10,000. it include* a
gold service ordered by George tV.,
which will dine 140 persons, and the
same monarch added to the collection
one of the finest wine coolers in the
world, a shield formed of small boxes,
worth tXOon. and thirty doscn pistes,
worth £10,00(1. There are also a variety
ol pieces brought from abroad and from
India. The latter Include a peacock of
precious atones of every kind, worth
£30.000, ami Tippoo's footstool. a tiger's
head, with rrystal teeth and asolid ingot
of gold for hi* tongue.