Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, April 14, 1881, Image 7

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Iron vessels of largo tonnage are dis
placing Kinall wooden crafts on our
great inland fresh waters us well as on
the oeean.
The vapors of nitrous ether are re
commended by M. Peyrusaon as a
disinfectant and antiseptic. They have
neither a disagreeable nor hurtful smell.
Some far-reaching data are looked for
regarding deep-sea fisheries when the
steamship for which $10!l,000 had lately
la-en appropriated bv Congress com
pletes the work for which she is
to be specially constructed under the
supervision of Professor Baird.
It is said that during a hail storm in
Geneva Professor Colladon observed that
the hailstones repelled each other as
they fell, and that after lying quiet for a
moment or two on the ground bounded
abont like the electric hail experiment
of Newton with pith-b.Jls.
Professor Tidy, in a paper read before
the London Chemical society, restates
his tlrtn conviction that a fairly rapid
river, having received so wit go in quantity
not exceeding one-twentieth of its
volume, regains its purity after a run
of a few miles, and becomes wholesome
and good for drinking.
I'russicacid remains fora considerable
time in the bodies of animals poisoned
with it, and arrests their decay. M.
Brume killed a rabbit and a eat by ad
ministering to each a gramme of this
acid. A month afterward the bodies
were found perfectly preserved, the dose
being snflicieut to permeate the tissues
and to become intimately incorporated
with those of the stomach.
The sleepers of French railroads an
preserved from decay either by subject
ing them to a process of saturation with
creosote or with snlphute of copper. A
new method is proposed by M. Jacques.
Fatty substances (in the form of a
soapy solution) combined with phenic
acid are injected into the wood so as to
lenet rate every fiber of it. After a lapse
of eight days a fatty acid is formed
which is said to le insoluble in water
anil to be capable of affording the most
complete protection against the rotting
caused by moisture.
According to /.<* Vw/ s plans have
been prepared for a large crystal palace,
to he constructed in the Park of St.
Cloud, Paris, for permanent exhibition
of objects relating to art and industry,
with scientific cxj>eriinents on a grand
scale. There will be representations
also of the vegetable an-1 animal king
dom of the different geological ages,
and views and models of ancient and
modern monuments nnd curiosities from
all parts of the world w ill be included.
Mr. E. T. Ka-'hs sends the
some interesting natural history notes
from Batavia : Within tin- past month
I have been so lneky as to make what ]
hope is a remarkable discovery. On the
island of Biliton, two hundred miles
from In-re, 1 found a fresh-water fish
which produces its young living from its
mouth. I am quite prepared for the
cry of incredulity that will be raised ;
hut I conducted my observations with
living fish and closed doors, and what I
assert is undeniable. The eggs are
hatched in the lower portion of the
head of the fish, and are projected nut
of the mouth and from nowhere else.
I have secured several sjieeimens which
I shall send to I)r. Gnnther, who will,
of course, at once set the matter at rest.
I also got on Biliton a butterfly which
is either a new Thecla or the male of
tho pretty Mvrina nivex peculiar to the
An Important Advance in Photography.
The old saying concerning invention
being the offspring of necessity is well
illustrated in the new bromide emulsion
process, recently perfected abroad, and
introduced here (says a New York
paper) by Mr. Rook wood, of 17 Union
square. The continuous dark and foggv
atmosphero of London and other large j
cities of Great Britain and the continent !
induced Captain Ahner, Iferr von
Monckhoven and other scientists, to |
seek some now photographic process
which would be even more sensitive than
that hitherto ill use, with the hope that
portraiture might lie made successful in
modified light, or possibly be worked
practically by artiflcial light. A marked
■nccess attended their efforts, and jnir
trait s are now mode in one or two sceomls
under a portrait light, and out-of-door
pictures in a fraction of a second of time.
Mr. Rock wood was abroad at the time of
its most complete success, and secured
process for his establishment.
The advantage of a practical prices*
of this kind for the photographing of
children or ml nits is very great. It dis
penses with tho annoying " homl-rest,"
and makes all days " sunny days," or
working days to the photographer. In
the late dark weather, when successful
lutings by the ordinary process was
almost impracticable, and excellent re
suits were obtained in two seconds.
Mr. llockwood has probably photo
graphed more persons than any man
living, his list of negatives now num
bering 110,000.
* - .
Handwriting is an indication of char
acter when it is employed in putting
another man's name to a check—Somar
viUe Journal
Baltimore is astonished to find that
its cemeteries have been so poorly
guarded that the city has become a
headquarters for the supply of "stiffs"
!to colleges throughout tho country.
I Tho correspondence of a resurrectionist
I has just been made public, and it shows
, that his orders came from Now F.ngland,
j <'hicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, (la., and
! other cities in different sections. The
I oemeterit s, 100, show a wholesale rifling
[ of tlie graves, and altogether the public
; is waked up over the inhuman traffic us
never before.
With all its other troubles Nevada is
! threatened with a grasshopper plague
this summer. The Virginia (Nev.)
Citron irk says that the farmers in Carson
valley have suspended their spring plow
ing to consider tho matter. They found
that they were turning up perfect hods
of grasshoppers' eggs, and not desiring
to help hatch those pernicious insects
they quit their work. The farmers are
in a quandary. If they do not cultivate
their ground they will have no crop, and
if they do cultivate tho grasshop]M>ra
will cat up the crops before they can be
harvested. Many of the fanners will put
iino crops this sensoii.
The London Tin id declares that the
animals distinguished for their height
and bulk are gradually disappearing.
Their bodies aro so huge that year by
year they find increasing difficulty in
getting nourishment, and their multipli
cation is very slow. Bats, mice and in
sects are so prolific that extermination
is well nigh impossible ; the whales,
walrus, seals, white bears, tho common
bears, wolves, lions, tigers, gorillas, the
giant armadillo, giraffes, bison, elephant,
hippopotamus, rhinoceros, kangaroo,
elephant, turtle, crocodile, birds of the
ostrich group, the jK-nguin, etc., are ull
threatened with extinction.
Sweden lias luid one of the severest
winters ever known. About the middh
of February, while tho thermometer
showed about ton degrees, there was a
fearful snow-storm all over the country,
lasting four days. The street-cars of
Stockholm could not run; no train could
start in any direction nor coino in, and
no victuals could lx taken to the city.
The price <>f milk, butter, eggs, etc.
rose rapidly. The snow in tin- street,,
was near two yards high, and in the
country it. reached a height of six yards.
Many n-cident* wo rejiortod, men
perishing on tho road, and vehicles of
all sorts becoming buried in the snow.
Tin- nature, cause an-1 prevention of
fogs and cloud - uro subjects of prime
im|K>rtance in England. Consequently
i; i- not s irpri- ing that Mr. John Aitken,
I'. 11. H., diotild pnqmund a new and
singular theory in regard to tin m. lb
contends that it is the presence in the
air of minute particles of dust, which
absorb moisture from the atmosphere,
that causes the formation of mist and
elands. Hence if the air were kept free
from dust, there would le no clouds, no
fogs, and jiossihly no rain. This theory
may contain much truth, regarding
London fogs, hut in general tho world
will IK- apt to treat it as did the Royal
Society of Kdinhnrg, with great caution.
The method by which tho Brash
Electric Eight company proposes to il
luminate the city of Cincinnati, if the
lioard of puhli • worksac -opt* the offer,
is to erect towers JO-> f<-et in height
and place on top of them lamjs with a
capacity of from lIi.OOO to IH,(KK) candle
power, and on seventy-rive foot pints
lamps of from '2,0:10 to 4,000 carplle
jKiwcr. A central station lias been es
tablished, five machines, with n total
• apacity of 2(W,000 candle-power, aro
.low being manufactured, and the com
pany expects to he ready to commence
operations within a month from this
•late. According to tho contract, the
cost is to bo twenty-five jK-reent. less
than the price now paid for gas.
An Englishman named Rowe, profiting
by Mr. John Bnrrongh's suggestion that
tho English skylark might ho naturalized
in this country, is about to ship twenty-1
five pairs of theso birds to the United j
.States, and lil-rte thorn here. It is
doubtful, however, if tho skylark would
mako so profound an impression bore a*
in England, whore thore aro almost no
birds with rnmarkabb' musioal abilities.
The skylark's song would bo tame com
pared with tho rollicking gush of melody
from the throat of the bob-dink, and as
for sweetness and sentiment, tho notes
lof the American wood thrash are far
more iupcrior to his. • But we cannot
have too many song birds," remarks an
j exchange, "and would gladly welcome
| the skylark, especially as he eomos from
England, which owes ns much amends
! for the curse of the English sjmrrow, a
bird with no song, ill-tempered, ami of
! doubtful value to the farmer."
On February 22 President Hayes
i eaused to he issued a general order
j prohibiting tho sale of all intoxicating
liquor at military posts and stations.
| Since the promulgation of the order a
! large nnmlier of letters from post
| traders, sutlers,etc.,have lieen addressed
j tothewar department, making inqutrie ll
in regard to its intent, whether "eider,"
"l)oer," etc., were intended in it*
prescription. Adjutant-General Drtunm
has issued u general order, in which he
says, referring to thin order of February
2'2: "The word* " intoxicating liquor* "
are understood in their common accepta
tion, and embrace what are generally
known as ardent spirits, brandy, whisky,
gin, mm, and liquors containing a large
percentage of alcohol, and do not
include light wines, eider, beer or ale."
This order has been promulgated for the
information generally of the army.
Stage robbers at Benson, Cab, made
I a mistake the other night. Detective
It. H. l'aul, the " supervisor" of the
Tombstone route, was on the stago with
the driver as the mail left Benson, and j
lie is a man who no two cowboys would :
attempt to tackle. At the first word, I
| "Hold!" Paul coolly reached for his i
gun, exclaiming, "By , I hold for i
nobody!" It is a question who fired ;
llrst, Paul or the robbers, but the crack
of the rifles was almost simultaneous,
frightening the leaders into a run. -
Paul emptied both barrels of his
gun and also his revolver, while
the stago was rattling along as fast as
horses could haul it. The driver had
fallen dead from the box, and a pas
senger who waa upon the box was dying
with a mortal wound. As soon as Paul
could he regained the lines that had
fallen from the hands of Bud l'hilpot, '
who was shot through the heart, and
transferred Wells, Fargo A Co.'* box and
the United States mail intact to the
agent of the line at Benson, who car
ried these ami the frightened passengers
through to Tombstone. Paul started
back with four men to the scene of the {
attack, but the roldsTs had fled.
Progress in strawberry culture has j
Iwen more rapid than in any other j
department of fruit growing. Beginning
with nothing fifty years ago save the
wild berries offered in the cities, there
are now wagon-loads, car-loads and
boat-loads sold of luscious cultivated
berries. The magnitude of this industry !
is indicated bv the effort* mode by aotne
of the large growers to supply the.
market. The late Mr. Knox.of Pittsburg,
sold one day's picking for $-'t,ObO. One'
man in California raised 5 (HX) bushels
and Mr. Young,of Xorfolk.has '.iTi) acres
devoted to this crop. The success of
tin • large growers, pi-rated as they
are by mich magnificent distances. ,
reminds tis of the universality
of this hu-ine-4. The trnwberry can be
grown everywhere ami on till -nl< -. It
istli-- • rvant <<f all work. The owner of
a single square r- -1 <-f g.-onndjinaj have
his strawln rry jmtch and in dne tine
his IsuiDcing, lus< ions b< rri<-s.
" He who plant* p us
Plant* fr his h- ins"
Not sowsth tie- stra ..berry. If timoi*
an object they may 1 planted in an
early spring and run races with grc< n
liens. In -even w*<. 1. from the time of
sotting out the plants the tir--t rip-- la-r
--ries may be picked, and the following
year the largest ami ln-<t crop will Im
ready to !*• harvested.
# ~
Fernando Mood's Joke on llcnrj ( lay.
Henry Clay took a fancy to Fernando
Mood, and never b-st an opportunity <f
]siying him personal attention. One
day, while Clay was walking wiih him
they |iftss-sl a shop where men were
manufacturing cigars. Clay expressed
surprise at the dexterity of the workmen,
and said that it must rc jnire years of
experience to do the work with such
ap|srcnt ease. "Oh, no," Mr. Wood re- ;
plied, "they merely i-nt n!T a piece of
the tobacco, roll some of the dry part in
their hands then wrap it up, ami the
whole thing is done. Any person can
make a cigar."
"If yon ttiink so," said Clay, "per- i
haps yon hod better try."
The yonng Congressman sat down,
took a knife and a leaf of tobacco, and
with a dexterous cut prepared his wrnji
pcr. H then broke the filling to the |
proper size, rolled it all np together, '
twisted the small, symmetrical pigtail
at the end, off the top, anil handed
the woB-m:ido cigar to the Kentucky
Clay was amazed. Wood had become
a skillful cigar maker during the cholera |
season, while in the tolweeo trale. The |
shopkeeper stared with wonder at this j
new congressional accomplishment. The
| joke ran the rounds of Congress, and
was frequently told at Clay's expenso.
M ar* of Catching Fish.
The Icelanders are said, at one time,
to have taught benra to jump into the
sea and catch seals. The China hirds
are eipially well trained, for at n signal
they dive into the lakes ami bring np
large fish grasped in their bills.
In Greece the fishermen use branches
of pine steeped in pitch and lighted;
the inhabitants of Ainorgos ttae cypresa
leaved cedar, which servos,when lighted,
as a itiMnhenu; and the Chinese fish in
the night with white painted boards,
placed in a manner to reflect the rays of ,
the moon upon the water doubly. Thcae
attract the fish to the lioat, when the J
men east a large net, and seldom fail to
draw out considerable quantities.
Anchovies are flatted for sleo in a simi
lar manner.
'v '
There is no secret nook whore a man
muy hide from his fate.
Wo seduce ourselves into downright
lying by slight provocations.
It is better to be blamed for doing
your duty, than praised for not doing it.
Oaths aro straws, men's faiths are
wafer cakes, and holdfast is the only
Many have blown into the trump of
fame, but few have filled it so that it
Home men seem constantly turning
an internal grindstone to keep their
unger sharp.
It is not the many oaths that make
; the truth, but the plain single vow that
j is vowed tmo.
Lot no man presnmo to give good
advice to others that has not first given
good counsel to himself.
No one believes that lie i-nn mystify
j his mind ; but every ono imagines that
ho < an gull his conscience.
How is it possible to expect that
mankind will take advice when they
will not as much take warning.
Youth is the spring for planting tin
seeds of knowledge; sgo, the uuttirnn
for watching them rijx n into wisdom.
H* member this : They that will not
he counsclad cannot lie helped. If you
do not hear reason sho will rap your
When you would indicate the evil ;
doing of another, be sure that you arc
not endeavoring to mak; an argument
which shall tit your own case some
When yon are smitten on the one
cheek, it is good to turn tho other; but
that is no reason for protruding the
cheek before a blow has been threat
Truth, they say, lies at tho bottom
of a well. That is reason enough why
so few of UH are acquainted with her.
Few like to intnist themselves to the
bucket and windlass.
It is well onci- in a while to turn over
the leaves of our past lives, and mark
distinctly those passages that denote
errors, so that, in the future, we tnav
mon- easily r<-fer to them as warnings
and the ways that would again mislead
Finlcr the Snow.
The remarkable case of FlizaWth
Woodcock, who was buried under tin
snow, is especially striking. In the
vinbr of ITtn she was returning on
horicbai'k from Cambridge England;
to her home in a neighboring village,
and having dismountisl for a few min
utc* the horse ran away from her. At
7 o'clock on a winter evening she sad
down under a thicket, cold, tired and
disheartened. Know nmo on; - lie was
too w. Uk too ri •. an 1 tic eonsoqncnci
w-a* that by the morning the snow had
heaped around her to n height of two
b-1 alsive her In .1 a* she sat. She had
strength enough to thrust a twig, with
her handkerchief at th top of it.
through the snow, to si ne as a signal
anil to admit a little daylight. Torpor
snfM-rveiied, and she knew little more of
what p ed aronnd her. Night
succeeded day, and day again broke,
but tin-re she remained, motion- .
less aiul fondleas. Not sense
h s, however, for she could luar chureh
bells and village sounds- nay, ox-en the
voice and conversation of some of her
neigldmr*. Four whole days slie tints
remained- one single pinch of snuff
licing her only substitute for food dur
iug this time, and this even she found
had lost its pung nry. On the fifth clay j
a thaw commenced, and tlibn she suf
fered greatly, but still without l-ing
able to extricate' herself. It was not
until the eighth day that the liandkcr
chief was < -pied by a xullager who, with
many others, had long been set-king for
her. Stooping down he said ;
"Are y-in there, Elizabeth Wood-'
j cook ?"
Hha had strength enough to rejilv, ;
" Dear John Htittle, I know your
voice. For God's sake help me out."
She died about half a year afterward. !
through mismanagement of frost-bitten
ton; but it was fully admitted that no
I 'inc. unless cased in snow, eon Id have
I lived out those eight days and nights in
such a place without food.
The Custom of the Country.
i An English lady accustomed to trav
-1 eling abroad and able to converse fluent
ly in tho languages of the countries she
visited, recently found herself alone in
a railway carriage in Germany, when
two foreigners entered with pipes in
their mouths, smoking atrong tobacco
furiously. She quietly told them in
their own language that it was not a
, smoking carriage, but they persisted in
continuing to smoke, remarking that
it was the "custom of the country,"
upon which the lady took from bar
' |Mwkot a pair of gloves and commenced
cleaning them with lieuzoline. Her fel
j )ow-pa*onger* expressed thrir disgust
at the nauseous ellluvinm, when she re
marked that "it waa the em ton of her
country." Bhe waa aeon left in sole
j i>ossess o I of t ie carriage.
I XI 111. I- I In- Ileal of Tllllla.
We eximse a man for an occasional de
pression just us we endnre a rainy day.
But who could endure three hundred
and sixty-five days of cold drizzle ? Yet
' there ure men who an-, without cessa
tion, somber arid charged with evil
, prognostication. Wo may be Imm with
a melancholy tera)M-rament, but there is
no reason why we should yield to it.
■ There is away of shuffling the burden,
j In the lottery of life there are no more
prizes drawn than blanks, and to one
misfortune there are fifty advan
tage*. Despondency is the most
unprofitable feeling a man can
have. One good laugh is a bomb shell
| exploding in the right place, while
j spleen and discontent is a gun that
! kicks over the man that shoots it .'off.
Home must have got into heaven back
ward. Imt us ( land off from despond
encies. Listen for sweet notes rather
thun discord--. Irr a word where (bid
; has put an exquisite tinge upon the
shell washed in the surf, and planted a
paradise of bloom in a child's cheek, let
, us leave it to the owl to hoot, and the
toml to croak, and the fault-finder to
| complain. Take out-door exercise and
avoid late snpjs-rs, if yon would have j
a cheerful disposition. The habit of
complaint finally drops into peevishni ■ - ,
and people Is-come waspish and unap
proachable. //-i/i/rsf W- fk/if.
Tlir \ rubor Wnl'ti.
" I often recall," says an old sailor,
"my first night at sea. A storm hod
come up, and we had put buck nn- :
i der a point of land, which broke the ;
wind a little, but still the sea had a j
rake on us, and we were in danger of
drifting. 1 was on the anchor watch,
and it was nry duty to give warning in
i case the ship should drag her anchor. It
was a long night to me. I was very
anxious whether I should know if tin
ship really ilid drift. How could I j
tell ? I found that by going forward j
and placing my hand on the chain I I
1 could tell by the folding of it whether I
the anchor was dragging or not; and :
how often that night I went forward and
placed my hand on that chain! And
wry often since then 1 have wondered
whether I am drifting awav from God,
and then I go away and pray.
"Bom- tini" - during that long, stormy -
night I would Is tart led by a rum
bling sound, and 1 would put my band ,
-n the chain, and find that it wax not the
an- lior drag irig, but curly the chain
grating agaju t th<- rock* on the bottom.
Ihe anchor was still firm. And some
times now in temptation and trial I lw -
-nun- afraid, and then praying, 1 find
tlwi away down deep in mv hurt Ido
love God, and luy lr-jM* i* in III* alva
tion. And I want to ay just a word to !
yon lioy*. Boy-, koi-p an anchor watch ,
lest liefore you are swan' yott may In
' upon tho rocks."
Krlik'iou* I til lliuriti r.
Bi-'hofk Htarkcy recently administered j
the rite of confirmation to Mr*. Sarah
\\ right, who is ninety-light years of I
age, at h< r home in Newark, V J.
The new Met' -dist Episcopal church
; at Wetmore, Kansas was dedicated by
Bishop Hurst, on hi* return from the
• meeting of the Kan-as conference.
; An English I.iTtln ran church has been
organised in Brooklyn, to be connected :
with the general synod r-f the Evangeli
cal Lutheran church in the United
! States.
The "dim religious light" in the'
highly-arched nave and aisles of Ht. '
Paul's cathedral, London, is alwint to
, di-upjs-ar. Ihe building is to be lighted
with electricity.
Already since the me.-ting of the
Presbyterian a etnbly in May last, over
| seventy ministers have died, many of
them prominent worki-rs and leaders in
the denomination.
An Oneida Indian preacher said, in a !
recent w-rmon, he wax thankful that i
"the Creator did no", give tbo Indian
enough language to allow him to lie pro
fane without first learning English."
The /Vieigc says, j n conncH'tion with
the meeting* of Mr. Moody in San
Frtncisco: "The prosjieeta are that
this religious work will move the entire
Pacific coast as no other movement lux*
ever done."
The authorities of the Oxford and
Cambridge University presses authori
tatively announce that the publication
of the revised version of the New Testa
ment will take place about the middle
of next month.
Although the work of the Salvation
army in this country has not amounted
to much, the rejxirta from the original
headquarters of the somewhat unique
organization indicate that on the othct
aido of tho water the work prosjs'rs.
Judge Macomber, of Koehester, X. Y.,
has rendered an iuqiortaut decision to
the effect that a majority of the chureh
tmard of trustees, although sustained by
a majority of the congregation, cannot
carry tho society audits pnqrertyover to
another denomination.
One of onr unfortunate manager* nays
> the season so far to him KM been like
i the Atlantic coast—a sneeossion of light
housee- Mtridm KecortUr.
A Hundred Hour* I'ndrr (round.
At liallwyl, a village near Lucerne,
in Bwitzerlanil, a well lion IMVMI mink and
tin- sides supplied with atone walla. t>ne
of the manonn, of the name of Xaver
Mattrnan, one ilay went to the bottom of
th" well in order to nee if the work waa
•lone right. While he wan down the
aide walla gave way, hat fort mutely be
gintiing with thclxittom j/art, otherwia®
the falling etonee mart have killed the
man at once. AH it hap|jencd, the ntonea
falling upon him preened hard npon him,
hut did not kill him. "The tipper part
of the wall came down hy degree*,'
Mattrnan reported; " J heard the noia®
foralioat ten minutes, one atone follow
ing nlowly upon the other. 1 wan preaa
ed with my back againnt a lioard, my
right arm about rny head, the left arm
upon my elient, the right leg bent back in
tin km c joint, the left leg ntretched out
ntmight. A big stone was renting on
tny heiul, nlanting toward the forehiwl,
n Idg round atone was ujm either cheek,
u hig one jnnt under the chin forcing
my head a little upward against the top
tone. Jhe biggest and heaviert nt<mo
i had njMin tny chert. Every limb of
i mine was pressed j n tight with stone*
a movement, ever HO small, impossible.
In this fearful nit nation I stopped from
Monday at 1 o'clock in the afterroou
until 1 riilay evening at ft—tliat in ninety
' ight honm—at a depth of KM) find be
low the surface, * and with a load of
htone from eighty to ninety fee', high*
resting upon me. My hat wan prenned
down upon my none, my pipe waa stock
fsst in my mouth. The rope which was
to have lifted me out imnned along
ujton my chin, month, nose and fore
head, and may have lieen my )>ert
protection against the atones pressing
together upon my head. Ujion m® was
perfect darkness. Hut my presence of
mind did not forsake me, a most remark
able nenne of tny rescue being quite cer
tain sustaining me in my desperate po
sition and inspiring me with the deter
mination to stand it. I suffered no
pain, but very hard pressure, and felt
very thirsty. 1 slept repeatedly. I
heard the sound (it India. I also per
ocived when the lalmrs of rcnctiing me
w ere commenced. It was a sound like
chick.-ns picking corn on a wooden
Ixiard. The s>innd Incoming clearer
made me perceive the progress of tlio
w ik, although not clearly. When I
i ought the workmen within I
called out to them." Friday at noon
the first stone from the head of the
man buried alive wa. removed, at 3 hia
lie.id and chest were frx> atid he could
tak> something to eat. None of hia
limb w• re broken; there were only
some contusions on his IKHIJ. But the
skin was perfectly insensible foi a length
of time.
Buried Alive Knur Bay.
Some days ago Mrs. Banks, of Lynch
burg, Mason county, 111., was buried,
though some jtcrnons present at the *
funeral thought they saw signs of life
in the supposed corpse. A Charleston
III.) letter to the Indianapolis Journal
gives the sequel as follows : The day
after the funeral the grave was ojiened
and the casket cover removed, when it
was • -en that the hand*, which hml been
tied together and placed U|K>n the
lxjs/im, were lying by tlio side. Sup
posing her ty Is* dead, no further signs
of life lxing visible, they readjusted the
hands, cloned and lowered the casket
and covered tip the grave. A few days
later friends ]>r*'iad<Hl the husband to
have the remains examined again, which
lie did, and again found her hands lying
by her side.and also her hair disheveled.
Still there seemed no signs of life, and
the third time the lody was coverts! in
the grave. By this time the excitement
l>eg-an to intensify in the community
until, on the fourth day after the burial,
Ihelwdy was again exhumed and again
the same evidences of protracted life as
formerly were plainly observed. The
body wan taken home, medical aid
called, and restorative agencies applied.
The last account we have of the case ia
that the patient ia recovering and will
probably noon stand liefore world a
living example of a person who hml lain
four days in the grave.
Otic !1 ii ml red and Twenty Mile* a
When speaking of the apots on the
Miti, in hia lecture. Professor Use* stated
that many of them were noticed to re
volve with great velocity, some at the
rate of 120 miles per second. These
rotations are explained by the facte that
there are on the surface of the ana
cyclones which drift along thoee
large masses of volcanic matter at an in
drscriliable swift rate. It mnst be re
numliered that the smallest one of the
*1 iota would Ins covered only by about
eighteen earths. When speaking of
solar cyclones we mnst not imagine that
they are like the ones we have here oo
earth. Should a solar cyclone strike
the United States, in thirty seconds all
the country between New Tork and Saa
Francisco would lie floating away into
space in the shape of a vaporous cloud.
The terrible friction would ignite every
thing. One of onr cyclones mar traverse
fifty or one hundred miles jn an how,
but n solar cyclone at the rate of 120
miles in a second would do infinitely more
damage than one hundred cyclones
could do.—St Low* /fspsiMumu,