Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 02, 1880, Image 3

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    American Silk Caltare.
About 60,000 silk worms are at work
ou the farm of Frank Graft, Birming
ham, Pa., and rigbt lively, too, some of
them being almost done, and straw
colored cocoons are piling up thick and
fast. The worms are being supervised
by Miss Martha Hamilton, living at
Mr. Graft's, and she flatters herself that
for her first attempt she is doing re
markably well. She bought the eggs,
and alter they had hatched, at which
time they are as fine as a hair, and have
to be lifted about with a camel's hair
brush, immediately proceeded to feed
them on mulberry leave). Their growth
is very rapid, and in six weeks' time
they are of full size, being nearly two
inches long. Th are perfectly raven
ous in their appetite, and it is no small
job to find enough food for them, and
the country for miles around was scoured
cn search of mulberry trees, which are
not numerous in that vicinity. When
the whole mass would begin their feast
on the leaves the noise made by the n
sounded like rain falling on the roof.
While feeding, the worm is said to be
of a light green color, and soft as velvet
tothe touch. Along the body there are
nine small breathing-holes. The in
sects. a swould be imagined from thei r
eating powers, have strong serratei
jaws, which soon eat through a leaf.
Some of the worms have escaped from
their mistress, and gotten up on the
roof of the barn, and are there spin
ning away at their cocoons. The
silk while in the worm is a
gum exuded in two strands. These
unite and form one thread of silk. The
worm in starting its cocoon first makes
an outer covering of flosj silk, within
which they spin the silk, bending the
head and body up and down the cross
ing to every side, entirely surrounding
the body, as a protection against the
wind and cold. Thus in making a
overing for itself this insect makes the
covering for thousands of gayiy-attired
women of 7*ll n * os and every clime.
The cocoon made, the worm passes into
a chrysalis state, and comes forth a
moth fiy to lay eggs and then die. Thus
does the race continue.
The silk grower, however, if he wants
the eggs, allows the worm to go through
all these stages; but if he wants the silk
he " chokes" the worm while in the
chrysalis state, for if it is allowed to eat
its way out the thread of the silk is
broken and valueless. The chrysalis is
"choked," or in other words killed, by
heating it over a fire or throwing it into
boiling water. The ial*or attending this
silk industry is not a light one, and
whether there is any money in it re
mains to be seen. Mrs. Fogg, at Ken
! nett Square, Chester county, is . oO rais
> ing silk worms, but only has about 3,000
[ of them. — Tvnhtrs Salesman.
Lioness and Ksts.
The following incident about an old
lion's last days is taken from the last
report of the Dublin Zoological Garden:
The closing weeks of her useful life
were marked by a touching incident
worthy of being recorded. The large
cats, or carnivores, when in health,
have no objection to the presence of
rats in their cages. On the contrary,
they rather welcome them as a relief to
the monotony of existence, which con
stitutes the chief trial of a wild animal
in confinement. Thus, it is a common
sight to see half a dozen rats gnawing
the bones oft which the lions have dined,
while the satisfied carnivores look on
contentedly, giving the poor rats an oo
II wink with their sleepy eyes. In
the case is different, for the un-
I rats begin to nibble the toes of
I of the forest before his death,
I considerably to his discomfort.
; our lioness from this annoy
e placed in her cage a fine little
-terrier, who was at first re
with a surly growl, but when
t rat appeared, and the lioness
i little terrier toss him in the air,
g him with professional skill
he loins with a snap as he came
she began to understand what
ier was for; she coaxed him to
) folded her paw around him, and
ght the little ten ier slept at the
>f the lioness, enfolded with her
ind watching that bis natural
i did not disturb the natural
his mistress. The rats had a
le during those six weeks.
)e*perate Fight With Bats,
rman named Grossman keepi a
er saloon in Franklin, Pa. Two
hlldren weresent into theaellara
me ago to get some Swiss cheese,
was stored in a vault formerly
t a brewery. An army of starv*
ts disputed their passage, and
the elder of the children fought
mals with a piece of iron, the
returned to the saloon and
ed for assistance, saying that his
r was in the vault surrounded by
Hr. Grossman and two neigh DOTS
themselves with clubs, and bas
to the rescue of the boy. The
bat met their eyes as they entered
lit was one such as they bad
>efore witnessed. The army of
>med to number thousands. The
ined in th" contest, but so numer
d persistent were the rats that
ere more than an hour in oonquer
ra. Dead rata lay piled on every
ad their number was so greatly
d that the survivors were driven
r boles. Eight hundred and nine
ead rats were carried from the
The carcasses filled a large two
ragon box, and were a good load
am to draw away.
pman cannot become a successful
She is too fond of giving her
a without pay.
APPLE CREAM.— PeeI and core five
large apples; boil them in a little water
till soft enough to press through a seive,
sweeten, and beat with them the whites
of five eggs. Servo with cream poured
around them.
sugar to a pound of tomatoes. Take six
pounds of each, the peel and juice of four
lemons, and a quarter of a pound of gin
ger tied up in a bag. Boil very slowly
or three hours.
PICKIEI> PEACHES.— Nine pounds of
peaches, three pounds of sugar and three
quarts of good cider vinegar. Peel the
peaches and stick two cloves in each
peach, then pat them with the sugar
and vinegar in a porcelain lined kettle.
Cook from five to ten minutes.
CUEAM SIIEKBET.— Put the yolks of six
eggs and a dessert spoonful oi vanilla
into two quarts of cream. Place on the
fire in a stew-pan and let it come to a
boil, then strain. Add three-fourths of
a pound of loaf sugar and stir until dis
solved. When cold set on ice or freeze
as ice cream.
from the cob and put it with an eqnal
quantity of tomatoes that have been
sliced and peeled; stew these together
for half an hour, then season to taste
with salt and peppeT and a little sugar;
stir in a liberal piece of butter and sim
mer a few minutes longer.
RAW CABBAGE.—A nice way to pre
pare raw cabbage is as follows: Select
a fine good head; chop finely in a bowl
what yon think will be needed, and to
every quart add one-half teacupful of
thick, sweet cream; two tablespoofnlsof
strong vinegar or lemon juice; one cup
ful of white sugar, and mix thoroughly.
HOT CROSS BUNS.— Take two cups of
milk, three of sugar, two eggs, half tea
spoonful soda, half a cup of yeast, a
little nutmeg and flour to maxe stiff
enough to roll; let it stand over night;
in the morning roll out small, set them
close together in a pan, let them stand
and rise agnin and bake in n moderate
oven. •
APPLE CHEESE.— PeeI and quarter a
quantity of apples, stew them with a
little water, a good deal of sugar, the
thin rind of a lemon and a few cloves,
or n stick of cinnamon. When quite
done pass them through a liair sieve;
and to. one quart of the puree thus ob
tained add half a packet of gelatine, dis
solved in water; mix well, pour into a
mold, and when set turn it out and serve
with a custard poured about it. It is
well to remember that the puree must
be thoroughly well sweetened and fla
vored to carry off the insipidity of the
Tralalna Oalrjr Cows.
In a business like dairying, where so
much depends upon (he quantity and
the quality of the milk, the owner will
inevitably lose money, and eventually
go to the wall, unless special care is ex
ercised in the selection of the oows.
Whatever the breed, first the inferior
ones, and next the ordinary cows,
should be conscientiously weeded out
year by year. It makes no difference
what the breed may be, these will always
be found. Not that there is no choice;
there is, and they must be selected with
a view to what Is wanted, whether bat
ter or cheese. Whatever the breed,
none but the best breeders should be
selected to perpetuate the race, and aa
fast as developed the best should be re
tained. There is also much in this
question of development. An animal
that, under good care and attention, will
turn out a superior milker, will, under
adverse treatment, prove worthiest.
When the first calf is produced, the
heifer should be carefully handled; she
should be milked clean, and every means
used, by good feeding and warm stab
ling, to produce as uniform and large a
flow of milk as possible. The calf
should not be allowed to suck; it should
be raised by hand, but on the cow's own
milk, jost as drawn. The cow should
be trained to give her milk freely.
Good care and feeding will bring her
milk freely if sbe baa it in her; if not,
discard her at once.
The education of a heifer to give her
milk freely consists solely in gentle
handling and milking so that the cow
may feel relief in the operation. Hold
ing up the milk, and kicking and run
ning about, are always the result of
improper and brutal handling.— Prairie
Pnllxr Not**.
Heavy fowls sometimes receive severe
injuries in trying to fly down from high
Chickens are always healthier when
they have plenty of sand and gravel
about them.
Any family can keep fowls on their
premises without more trouble, at
merely nominal cost.
Breeding stock shonld be kept up to
the full measure of their natural vigor,
bpt never forced beyond it.
One cannot reasonably expect to raise
strong and healthy fowls if they me
kept in a starved or neglected condi
The molting of fowls is but only a
natural process with most salmals in
changing their summer ooat for a win
ter one.
It will be well for ttfose who art
limited to a small garden to appropri
ate a portion of It to a grass plot for
heir fowls.
All kinds of feathered life seek the
shade from the horning rays of the son,
and we should imitate nature by provi
ng It in abundance.
When tho poulterer diaoovers the ap
pearance of discuscin his flock, he must
make an effort to stop it at once, and not
leave them to their fate.
The beat rule both as to tho quantity
and time is to give the fowls a good
meal in the morning, and tho second
shortly before going to roost.
One great element of snccess in keep
ing poultry is undoubtedly a real inter
est in the work—a love for it—on the
part of the owner or attendant.
Now is tho time to carefully feed and
tend your young cocks in order that
they may be well developed and in good
condition before cold weather sets in.
A box in which a trio of full-grown
fowls is confined for a few days' jour
ney need not be larger than twenty
inches wide by eighteen inches high and
•tobta th* Beat '*rtllUr Ibr
Among the reports of experiments
with fertilizers at the Cornell university
experiment station is nn interesting one
in regard to their use on corn, and
which goes to show the superior value
of stable manure. As stated, tbc ex
periments made by Professor Caldwell
on corn included the application of a
large number of fertilizers, and tbey ex
tended through five years. Among those
which were followed with an actual de
crease in the crops, as compared with
the products of unmanured plats, were
phosphate of soda, nitrate of soda, sul
phate of ammonia and sulphate of lime.
Some of these, mixed with other fertil
izers actually increased their effect,
among which was plaster with stable
manure. The results from stable manure,
fourteen tons per acre, much exceeded
those from the use of mineral fertilizers
or of fish guano. The longer effect of
stable manure in the soil wonld doubt
less fully repay the increased labor of
applying so bulky a substance, and its
value ought to stimulate farmers to use
all practicable means to prevent its
waste, and to apply it to land in the
most economical manner.
SdnntalM of Moiling.
Soiling saves fences, one of the most
expensive features of ordinary farming,
prevents the propagation of weeds and
prevents stock from wasting more fod
der than tbey eat by trampling it down.
It doubles the amount oi stock which
can be kept on any given amount of
land, and there is a vast increase in the
amount of valuable manure that may be
aaved. There is some additional labor,
but the returns arc so much greater that
soiling is the system of the present, as
well as the future, of agriculture.
"Jack " would at first sight appear to
be a familiar abbreviation of John, and
to be applied in that sense. It occurs in
jack-tar, roasting-jack, hook-jack, jaok
of-all-trades, jack-bcots, jockey (gin):
jack, part of the machinery of a lock and
of a pianoforte; jack, an engine for
raising heavy weights; jack-knife,
jack-towel, black-jack. In some in
stances where tbe word occurs, such as
eckass, jackdaw, jack-an-apes, jack-a
im (.jack-pudding, it is manifestly de
rived from Jack, the familiar name for
John; but in the examples above cited
the true etymology is to be found in tbe
Celtic or Gaelic deagh (d before tbe
vowels e and i is pronounced j), Dench
(or jeagb), tbe Cymric da signifies good,
fit, appropriate, excellent, well.
A jack-tar is a good sailor; a roasting
jack is an instrument fit, appropriate or
good for tbe purpose of roasting. A
jmck-of-all-tradcs is one fit to turn his
hand to anything osefni; a jack-knife is
a good, useful and large knife; a boot
jack Is good to pull off boots. Jockey,
a slang word for English gin, means
also strong ale, and among children a
species of sweetmeat, and is in all these
cases synonymous with something
good, as the French call a sweetmeat a
bon-bon, or as tbe Hootch call them
goodies. Black-jack is an old name for
a large bottle of black leather, good to
bold beer and other liquors. Beaumont
and Fletcher have preserved the words:
" There is a dead sea of drink in the
cellar, in which goodly vessels lie
wrecked, and in the middle of this
deluge appear the tops of fiagoy and
black-jacks, like churches drowned in
the marshes."— All the Tear Round.
A Bay's Fight with a Tiger.
A Japanese boy about thirteen years
of age went into a jungle in the pro
vince of Djockdjmkarta cut some
grass. On arriving at a brook he saw
that it was almost dried up and that
numbers of fish were sprawling in the
mud. Tbe boy immediately set to work
catching as many fish as hs could, and
in doing so went up the gvulet. He per
ceived tuere on tbe side of the hill a
large opening, out of which some water
was flowing. Thinking that more fish
might be caught there he crept into the
opening, but scarcely had he advanced
a few steps into the grotto, when he was
attacked by a tiger. Without hesitation
the brave boy drew his |grass knife,
which he wore behind in his girdle, and
with it gave the attacking tiger n couple
ol outs on tbe bead. Tbe tiger, still
more enraged, now sprang upon the
body of the boy, (grasped him with bis.
claws and began to roar frightfully.
The brave boy did not lose his presence
of mind, but in spite of the most dread
ful pain he went oa continually cutting
into the tiger's head with his grass kail#,
with the fortunate result that the mini
ster at length drew Its last breath and
tbe brave boy, ail hough terribly
mauled, got away and could return
home to inform his parents of the event.
The villagers who afterward went ou
to bring in the slain tiger formed a regular
raaklen Rout.
Tacked drosaes grow in favor.
Tea rose and oorn colored cloves are
Kerchief gowns are as popular as ever
this summer.
Red mitts give a brilliant effect to a
, black costume.
Tar soap is the French specific for in
cipient wrinkles.
Organdy muslin edged with lace is
used for kerchiefs.
Fashionable English women are carry
ing tsuneled canes.
Traveling costumes grow more and
more conspicuous.
Buttonless gloves of undressed kid are
worn by little girls.
Ladies on all occasions adorn them
selves with flowers.
If balayeuscs are wom they must be
irreproachably fresh.
Bullet-shaped pearl buttons are used
to fasten lawn dresses.
Spotted and small-figured fabrics
grow in popular favor.
Veils of rose-colored illusion are worn
by pale girls in England.
Gray, which has so long been out of
favor in Paris, is revived.
White cheese cloth makes a be autifu
inexpensive Greek costume.
It is the custom abroad to wear flow
ers wherever they can be worn.
Zones pointed back and front are
again worn with dressy toilets.
The Jersey collar, for children, is a
square yoke, bordered with lace.
The fashion of wearing flowers, either
natural or artificial, never goes out.
Cohars and cuffs of tartar silk are
worn with white dresses by little
Four-cornered hats turned up with
rosettes of lace arc made for little
Cascades of lace down the front of
the corsage appear on many dressy
Black toilets are as much worn at
Parisian weddings as colored or white
Summer slippers arc made of un
bleached linen trimmed with alpaca
Shawl-patterned stuffs in gold and
orange are used to brighten black
Young girls wear their hair in a broad
queue, fastened by a bow of bright rib l
Jersey hoods are turned inside out to
show the lining, aooording to the latest
Glorified cotton and sublimated linen
are the material of the popular summer
A new ulster pattern is almost tigh
fitting and has a plait at the back form
ing the skirt.
The thinnest of starch is used to stiffen
underskirts since the day of soft staffs
came in.
When bonnets arc small they cannot
be too small, and when large the larger
the better.
Cream-colored Sarah with a scarf of
Languedoc lace is used for the prettiest
summer bats.
White Japanses sashes, embroidered
in bright oolort, are worn with dark
woolen gowns.
The bows worn on sleeves are now
set on the Inside seam instead of the ont
side, as formerly.
Gilt rakes or hoes are stock in the
scarfs of nun's veiling,which trim rough
bats at the seaside.
India muslin cloaks, bordered with
Meohlin lace, are made for little giria to
wear at the seaside.
The Empress Eugenie objects to the
publication of long stories about her
journey to Zulu land.
A weak Solution of carbolic acid in
ain water will cure summer pimples
and sample eruptions.
Basques with a Watteau plait in the
back are the newest patterns for w*fcng
up thin woolen goods.
The Jersey is worn by every woman
under fifty who can persuade her dress
maker to (it one lor her.
It is impossible to name a material
too brilliant or too rich to be used for
an outside garment this season.
Poika-dotted calioo and cambric and
lawn salts can be bought next to roth
lug. The day of speck lea is past.
lace shawls are folded into kerchief
this year, except when worn by middie
aged ladies of conservative tastes.
I*oe parasol covers are made Into ties
by simply plaiting them near the eenter
and fastening them at the throat in a
lace scarfs arc made Info mantles by
fastening them together near the cen
ter, to make an Arab hood. The ends
are loosely knotted in front.
Narrow nst lace edge with saw-tooth
points la substituted for dotted net. It
is gathered in double rows around tha
neck and wrists of gowns.
Whole gowns are made of Turkey red
for little children. Poetical souls oom
pare the wearers to fireflies, Nit the
bard-heartad murmur." Lobsters."
Reticules just like thoee carried by
our grandmothers are revived, and oar
rted on the arm at the elbow, not swung
to the belt as fide pockets were last
Charity visiting costumes in England
consist of a plain, straight skirt of dark
bine flannel and a jacket bodice of the
same, made and finished in "tailor
instead of the elastic band and button
used hitherto for closing the parasol,
there is now a circle of cord, Ivory, cel
luloid, black buffalo, or imitation shell,
whatever matches or contrasts with the
prevailing color or colors of the para
Belts are not worn with the fashion
able shirred basques, but two pieces of
embroidery set edge to edge are set at
the waist line between the shirred
The Alenoon point, used on dresses of
nuns' veiling, is invariably an imitation,
but it is a very good imitation indeed
and would deceive any bat the best
Sonit FUHLOA Fancies.
Everything that is novel, striking,
picturesque and becoming is permitted,
provided it is not incongruous.
The loveliest imported costumes are
made of cream silk muslin over soft
cream silk or satin, with trimmings of
satin and plaited lace or fringe and em
broidery upon tulle or silk net. They
ost, but French costumes always do
cost, and they are not " aesthetic." They
are too elaborate and conventional for
that, bat they are exoessively rich and
distinguished-looking, and there are
occasions when this is necessary. Dresses
of this description are not made with a
straight bodice, but with glove-fitting
basques, which are hollowed in upon
the hips, or with overdresses consisting
of casaqnlnsdraued away from the front
and forming flat sidepaniers.
A feature of the elegant toilets are the
multitudinous flounces, or rather narrow
raffles, which cover the skirts in front
and below the drapery. Some are
gathered, bnt the most delicate are laid
in the finest of plaits, and the supreme
touch is to put small waves of exquisite
muslin or filmy crepe lisae over others
of silk or satin until the effect of foam is
A dress that made a sensation at the
Newport casino lately was of silk net,
fine mesh, embroidered with straw over
straw-colored satin. Straw embroidered
fichus had been seen but never
an entire dress, and this was most ar
tistically executed in wheat ears, oats
and grasses with the finest of split straw.
Such embroidery cannot be bought, and
it was, indeed, the fact that the wearer
had accomplished the work herself. She
had seen a small piece of such embroid
ery worn by a friend, and her ambition
was excited to possess a dress of it.
Shirring has become so common that
it is no longer distinctive; still it is
effective. AH the recent dresses, ol
whatever materia], are made with
shirred backs, short apron fronts, and
all-round bodices. The skirt hangs
straight at the b*-k, and the ahirring
consists of from five to seven rows be
low the line of the belt.
The latest style of overdress is the
"smock frock," and it ie copied after the
garment worn by the English carter, or
team-driver. Such a man does not sit
on or in his wagon, but he drives bis
load, walking beside his horses, crack
ing his whip, snd wearing a "smock
frock." winter and summer, over his
corduroys. This frock is neither more
nor leae than what would be called a
straight " pinafore " if worn by a child,
with the fullness gathered in, and
shirred down front and back into
rather narrow limits, leaving plain
spaces at the sides. The sleeves are
shirred from the top down in the same
way for several inches, bnt in a coarse
fashion, and the new overdresses stric I
follow oopy, except that the shirring
—"gauging "it ia called in England—is
more neatly done than in the carter's
frocks. The carters also wear them
loose—the young ladies add a belt,
gather the slightly full sleeve into a
broad hand which descends half way
upon the arm, and edge with laoe. The
prettiest are made of soft twilidfl Corah
•Ilk, cream white or robins' egg blue,
and when the frock ia cut rather long
and placed over a skirt trimmed with
many tiny gathered ruffles upon a slen
der. graceful form, a singular transfor
mation ie effected, and the carter's
homely frock becomes a part of one of
the sweetest and subtlest things in art
or nature.—New Fori Graphic.
A FMSISIM Meek Uanklir.
The ways of heaven are Inscrutable,
no doubt, but the ways of women are
paat finding out. An ancient dame,
bowed under the weight of many sum
mers, entered an office on Montgomery
street and ordered toe stockbroker whb
inhabited that cell to buy Immediately
for her shares in a certain stock to the
amount of Moo, all her worldly wealth.
The broker being a kind-hearted man,
and not having a very good opinion of
the aforesaid stock, advised her not to
buy. But the old lady, having confi
dence in her judgment, insisted, saying
that if the broker would not purchase
for her there were others that would.
Whereupon the idea struck the man ol
shares and margins that it would be a
good thing to humbug the old girl for
ber own good. He therefore told her
that he had bought the stock aa ordered,
and the old party was content. Next
day down went the stock, and our ven
erable friend lost her *3OO and about a
thousand more -that is, she would have
lost them had tits broker acted squarely
with her, Down she oau.e to the offloe,
weeping and walling and gnashing her
teeth, or rather her gums, for teeth she
bad none. "Oh, Mister !" cried
she, "oh, if I only bad my S3OO back
again I'd be content, and never, never,
never risk it My more. It's all I have
in the world." This and much more
did she pour into the broker's sympa-
thiztng ear, and ha made answer thus:
" Madam, If you will |jn me joor word
of honor never to touch Mock again, I'll
t*ke your riak myself and yon back
your money." What pea can describe
the shower of blessings invoked on the
head of that worthy broker t The prom,
ise was sacredly given, the 9300 re
turned, and the old lady marched
straight out of the office, acrom the
street, and invested the entire sum in
Ophir. losing the whole in about twenty
minutes. Such is woman's constancy.
—.San Fratusuoo Newt filter.
Some Feats la Swiauslng.
Somewhat over forty years ago, a sea
man belonging to her majesty's ship
Orestes threw himself overboard as a
means of escaping punishment for some
offense. He was picked np by a fishing
boat seven hours afteward off the coast
of Spain, and stated that he had been *
swimming toward the land all the time.
About the same period, two men swam
up the river Mersey from Liverpool to
Runcorn; they accomplished the dis
tance in something leas than four boors.
Passing over a long interval, during
which many swims were recorded of a
few hours' duration, we come to the
more recent exploits of Captain Webb,
certainly the most remarkable swimmer
of whom we have authentic reoord.
After some notable achievements in the
Irish sea, he undertook the astonishing
feat of swimming across the whole
breadth of the English Channel, despite
iu very rough sea. On the first attempt
be could only reach part of the way, and
was for safety Iwought back by an at
tendant steamer. His second attempt,
in 1975, was quite successful; he swam
for nearly twenty-two hours continu
ously, from Dover to the French coast
near Calais; he was supplied occasion
ally with refreshments by persons near
at hand, but he never touched boat or
ground during this prolonged interval.
In the same year a young damsel,
Agnes Beckvith, daughter of Beck with,
the teacher of swimming, gave clear
proof that the weaker sex is strong
enough to achieve remarkable results in
this art; she swam down the Thames
from London Bridge to Greenwich,
amid the crowded shipping of part
of the river. In a spirit of emulation,
Emily Parker, daughter of another pro
fessional swimmer, slightly exceeded
Agnes Beckwith's distance by swim
ming from London Bridge to Black wall.
Cavil], another swimming master, ac
complished the distance from Dover to
Ramsgate; he waa six hours and a
doing the feat, but he was more dis
tressed with the beat of the sun beating
down upon his bead and the sunshine
glaring in his eyes than with fatigue.
Quite recently the London public have
been astonished by proofs of the great
length of time that persona can remain
floating with or without swimming. At
the Westminster aquarium is a large
tank constructed for the temporary re
ception of a live whale. In this
Agnes Beck with remained afloat for
thirty hours, without touching ground
or sides of the tank, singing a little and
occasionally reading a newspaper to
pass away the dreary monotony, and
taking refreshments handed to her.
The water had a strong infusion of salt
thrown in it to increase its buoyancy.
Since that time Captain Webb has
eclipsed everything else of the kind
known. In the recent month of May he
remained in the whale tank no leu than
sixty hours continuously, floating all the
time, and never touching sides or hot- *
torn.— Chamfers' Journal.
Wards or Wisdom.
Giants in the closets are often but
pigmies in the world.
Kindness is stowed away in the heart,
like rose leaves in a drawer, to sweeten
every object around.
Without earnestness no man is ever
great, or does really great things. He
may be the cldterest man; he may be
brilliant, entertaining, popular, but he
will want weight.
Property left to a child may soon be
lost; but the inberitanoe of virtue—a
good name, an unblemished reputation
—will abide forever. If thou who are
toiling for wealth to leave their children
would but take half the pains to secure
for them virtuous habits, how much
more serviceable would they be. The
largest property may be wrested from a
child, but virtue will stand by him to
the last.
Facts far the Carl sat.
A rifle ball moves 1,000 milu per
A band (hone measure) is four
Rapid riven flow seven milu per
Electricity moves 388,000 mike per
The first lueifer match was made in
Gold was discovered in California In
A mile is 5,880 feet, or 1,780 yards, in
Until 1778 cotton spinning was per
formed by the hand *pinning-wheei.
English solicitors practicing before the
borough court of Derby must now wear
wigs and gowns. The matter had been
seriously discussed by the magistrates,
who deeided that the dignity of th
court required the wearing of robes sad
wigs; sad, as the lord chancellor has
approved the resolution of the magis
trates, the solicitors have received la
tmotioas accordingly.