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Stoe (Ktntw jgrwuctat. i BELLEFONTE, PA. The Largait, Cheapest and Best Paper rUHLISBKD IX CKNTKIT COIINTT, From His New Yurk Observer. INTERNATIONAL LESSONS. tSV.S'K / Quarter, ST SIT. S. r. RO.IMU. D. 0. MAY H. /w.Miin 6. THE PRODIGAL SON. Un IS: 11-24. flei.nr* Trxr —" I *lll rle end t mjr father, ■ml will mv unto 111111 Futhar, I hn- -Uiiii-I agnunl liratro eml heliire lli<-.''—Luke l.'i: Id. Central Truth : —God loves a repent ing sinner as a father loves and wel comes a returning son. This, which is perhaps the most beau tiful and winsome ot all our Saviour's parables, follows close upon the two considered last week. It is a part or the same discourse, and has for its main purpose the same lesson of (Sod's ten der regard for sinners nnd eagerness to save them. In more than one point it rounds out the teaching of the others. As respects the sinner's character, we see in the wandering sheep nnd lost coin its Bide of stupidity and self ignor ance; while here we have its other side of wilful departure Irom God. As to his recovery, in the other parables we see only God's side of interjiosing grace, diligently and patiently going alter the wanderer and searching for the lost, as if no movement or act whatever were required of the latter; whereas in this we have very distinctly brought to view the sinner's own exercise of a free and active choice. Yet. again, in the others the divine motive appears as compassion j for a creature in peril and desire to save j that which has value, where hero we have the far more atl'.-cting picture of a loving father joyfully receiving a long lost son as one alive from the dead. Thus each of the three is the comple- | ment of the others. Neither, standing alone, conveys the whole of the glori ous and cheering truth in the Saviour's mind. There is al-o a climax, since in this last we have at once a more vivid picture of what it is on the one side to be lost, and on the other to be recovered and saved. Primarily the two sons represent the two classes named in the opening verses of the chapter: the elder, the complain ing Pharisees and Scribes, who, though tar from true righteousness, were still nominally with the Father; the )oung er, the Publicans and Sinners, who knew and confessed themselveii as unrighteous. In general, however, the latter may re present any and every sinner who, be ing consciously lost, is again found. In the prodigal's course four things stand out from all the rest, —his sin, its consequences, his conversion, and hi welcome home. It will be profitable for teacher and scholar to linger upon each of these, and note their principal features. The sin began where all sin begins, in the cherished feelings of the heart. ! The youth was not content to trust his father's wisdom and love; he was impn j tientof restraint, he would be his own master and please himself. Naturally enough, he soon found his father's pres- , ence irksome, and went in quest ot lib erty in self indulgence. So every sinner j goes into forgetfulness of God—the "far country" of a prayerless, disobedient, j ■elfish, if not sensual, life. The prodigal ere long found himself in straits. With the sinner it is not always so. Many are seemingly pros Cs rous aad smiling to the end. Never, owever, are they truly happy. Sooner or later the sense of want, degradation and bondage comes to all. Never, even in this world, is the alien blest. It should remembered that the Saviour is depicting the ea-e of a sinner who actually returns to God. Not all do this. There are those whom misery hardens. These become "citizen*"' of the far country. The prodigal repre sent# those who, in time of trouble, are made to see their guilt, and moved to forsake their sins and seek fur mercy. Ke|>entance and faith mark every stej of his return. The beauty and pathos of the parahlc appear in the scene in which the father, , seeing the son a great way ofT. goes forth to meet him, and with every demosntra ; lion of full and free forgiveness take him to his heart nnd home. It is a won . derful representation of the full a!va tion in store for the greatest sinner willing to forsake evil and accept divine pardon. it is quite true that nothing is here said of the ground of acceptance in the j great expiation. This was not needful, j if indeed it were |K>*ible to convey i , truth, having no place in merely human relations, in parabolic form. Not all truth, nor every side ot nny truth, i taught on every page. But elsewhere, and in due time, it was very plainly made known that the ground ol pur don and divine welcome are ever tin name— namely, the one sacrifice upon the cross. PRACTICAL IttasmiOlti 1. To the lost and the-wandering God is still a generous Father ; much as he is displeased with sin, he not only pities and values, but loves and long* for the sinner. 2. Self-seeking, the desire to use and enjoy God's gift without the restraints of obedience, is the root and essence of all sin. -It is against this that we have most need to watch snd pray. Sooner or later it ii sure to take us into the far country of open and flagrant sin. Oft en, too, the downward course is rapid. 3. The results of sin in this life are often bitter and oppressive; God's will and way are the best for ua here and now. 4. Not all who wander from God re turn to him. Home remain, unrepent ingnnd unforgiven. Nevertheless there is not one whose sins and distance are so great that God is not eager to receive and save him. Whosoever will, let him cornel 5. And vet not even the compassion and fatherly love of God can save the unwilling. Each for himself must arise and return that he may live. Without personal faith and repentance there ia no pardon. If any are anxious to know for whom are reserved the joy and bless ing symbolized by the ring unci the robe of the parable, they have here an un mist ak able answer. fi. Could there be a more powerful argument or persuasive to repentance than the view presented to us in this story? The door of Cod's homo and heart are wide open. By the Saviour's work every hindrance on his part has been removed. More than this, the divine Father is waiting and watching for the first signs of relenting and re turn, ready to hear us when wo begin to confess and ask. His lovo is repre sented as embracing the prodigal, that there might be encouragement for all. The welcome is overflowing, that we may be sure of u salvation free and complete. ' ■ ♦ A TRAGIC CHAPTER. Prom Ftmiry'g ProgtMW. Macbeth invites his king and bene factor to his castle, and kills liiin in his sleep in cold blood, and, with the aiil of his wife, butchers his guards, ami accuses them of his own crime. Hancock is beaten for tlie Presidency by the people he suved from political disruption, in the midst of their ad mission that he was deserving of un dying gratitude, by open bribery and threats. His defeat, wrought by such means, excited no exultation among the victors, because they knew at once its price and its penally, ami it is u remarkable fact that they did not begin to celebrate it till they called | their armies of office-holders in revel ry to Washington, and even the glory of Garfield was made by the presence of Hancock in obedience to an invita tion,—a military order he could not safely decline. It will be remembered, a tier King Duncan was made the guest of Macbeth, his a--as-inalion was laid nt the dsir of his entertainer, and remorse for that crime made that entertainer the mortal foe of all the blood of Duncan in Scotland. This memory of Duncan's murder, cherish ed by Duncan's followers, drove the author of Duncan's death to decree the annihilation of all the kindred and liegemen of the slaughtered king. And so runs the tale. lli-> favorite, General llunquo, and his wife and children, and many more of the best blood of Scotland, were removed by hired ruffians, or burned in their cas tles. Thus the original crime com pelled other crimes. Remorse was changed into revenge, fear succeeded hate, and the martyred king, instead of becoming an object of reverence and sympathy, was a deathless re minder of the "deep damnation of his taking off." It was necessary to hide the traces of the tragedy by removing ' all the supposed witnesses, —all who believed that wrong had been done to the right. If ever any people de- j j served kind treatment, it was the de feated Smth. If ever any public j ' man deserved honor, it was General < Hancock. The Democrats had sub- i | mittcd to the bought verdict of the I i plutocracy. The government is in the j hands of Macbeth and his partv ; hut i,., 1 • ' ,l the consciousness ot a great crime j hears heavily upon the piJßjfcvietors, ' and so they resolve, like ] thane, that their power will IK- fruit less if they do not follow it with new outrage. There are too many living witnesses of the cruelty and fraud of the men who have won a doubtful control of the government. There is | too much prosperity iu the South, as n j result of honesty, economy, and thrift, j The Bouth has become too solid, since : it has been cheated out of Hancock. | Its Duncans have not crawled at the feet of its Machcths. It has gone on silently in its industry and its culture, its development and its benevolence. Its offense is its obedience to honor and to self-respect. As poor Banqiio -aid of Macbeth, after lie had killed his monarch, so Hancock may say to the Republican chiefs : j ,4 Tltr.q filial it *• w King, Cmntm. GUr l. }*, A lls irl • •ftian (.tcriilsad, tH, I feat, 1 Tfeott I'Uj'ilat nat for it/" Still they are not satisfied. They j have the President and the offices, 1 hut they have no confidence in them ! selves, and they fear the country. The iSiulh is tranquil, subdued, and 'again conquered. General Hancock ] was defeated iu the midst of profuse | promises of kindness ami condcsccn j sion. There was little protest against j the unexampled efforts to compass his overthrow from the subjugated South. But this very fact, so far from arous ing consideration or sympathy on the part of these Republican leaders, or ganizes a new spirit of unaccountable hatred. Notwithstanding the tremen dous official power combined ngainst Hancock, the Gongress of the United .States is not safely secured to the vic tors. The Senate was lost. Half the Senate was Democratic, and so to make a majority for the extremists they procured a vote by securing a recreant. They took from proud Vir ginia a Senator who had pledged him self to Hancock in the November election, and they sought to make this foul hostage a weapon of in n xcusahle vengeance upon a defeated |>eople. These people resisted, and because they did they are now to lie newly punished simply for not consenting to obey and ratify a wicked bargain. All the worst passiousof the civil war are stimulated against them. The busineaa of the entire country is par alyzed in this uew crusade upon the South. All the pledges of concilia tion made by Garfield are broken. Long forgotten calumnies are revived. No words are spokcu by the Republi can Senators except words of hatred against the Southern people. The very prosperity which thq north had prayed for, and which begins to grow all through the Southern State#, arous es the envy of tho Conkling#, Ivogun#, Dawes, Hours, Cameron#, aud tlaw ley#. The niulcvolence that succeeded the Rebellion i# repeated with exag gerated bitterness. New "rebel" out rages are fabricated for' Northern consumption, Tho new Senator from Muine, Sir. Frye, rise# in hi# #eat and [Hiur# forth a Hood of maledictions and uito upon tho whole people of the Southern States. Meanwhile these people stand appalled at an exhibition so utterly without reason or excuse. The w heels of government are stopped. The trade of the North responds in a new paralysis to this sectional fury. The expectation of a healthy revival in all tho great business centres is already disappointed. The manufac turers #o sure that the election of Gar field would increase their business are terrified at the gloomy outlook, and the protqieet of a long uml dreary sum mer begins to darken the future. Strikes are threatened all over the North, aud, to crown all, pestilence i# predicted iu New Y'ork as n result of the quarrels among politicians, ami merchant# everywhere deplore the ab sence of Southern customers atid put rouage. Meanwhile the galling bur dens of (>ersonul ring rule, felt iu all i the great centres of the North, are ' thrown oil' by an indignant people. ; M unicipal elections iu most of the j j large cities are so many verdict# j against the Republican party. A DEPARTMENTAL ROMANCE, ' In a series of urticle* on "Distin guished Women in the Department at Washington," written by Mrs. Mary Fields, and published in the New Y'ork two years ago, a sketch of Mrs. ('liarlotte Living-ton appeared, which from the interesting sequel de serves reproduction: A few year# ago, in the most aristo cratic quarter of the great metropolis, a mansion Mood out with the palatial grandeur of a I'ontainehleau in the il.ysol Loul* XIV, or Napoleon 111. Th-* wraith and luxury of Oriental! countries made the hou*o and it* ur ! rounding# the pride a# well a- the envy | o( all who gax-d upon it* grandeur. ' Drive# lined with tinted shell, step* of inlaid marble, ruo-aic in its delicate lit ting*, coucbant lion* guarding the en trance, winged Mercuric* hoi ling ILm Iteaii* that sheil subdued light Upon i the scene, the moving to and fro o( liveried servant*, the perlumery of rr<- (lower*, the note# o( entrancing music j the gleam of costly ditruond* and sheen of s.itin* and mist of price!e* laces, ' i the face* ol beautiful women anil form of stately men, made a picture in the j ! memory indelible as that ol the rock j upon the mount. Out of this home of wealth and splen dor and high birth and g< ntle breeding 1 all the daughter* had gone to grace other home* of equal wealth. One wa* left a young endowed friend, s refined ! lady in wbo#e vein* the blue blond *u | a* pure as nobility of birth and clrarac , j tor could make it. She boasted, 100. her hu*hand'* descent from the genu j ino aristocracy of the mo#t aristocratic family, the Chancelor Livingston, who administered the onlh of oni e to the | first President of the United state*. In ; ; the old manor hou*e on the Hudson, in \ her luxurious home in New Y'ork, and in foreign travel the earlier year* ol Mrs. Livingston's life were spent with out an unhappy'tboughl for the future. Hut death came, and the happy wife was a widow. There was an interim of sorrow too sacred for intrusion, and ! then came a change. The fickle (iod de** Fortune fled. She wa* left u> her own resources, and he bravely exerted them. We find her in the Redemption Division of the Treasury Department, on a salary of jkw year, doing her work a* faithfully, conscientiously, and cheerfully as if #he had alway* been ac customed to the humble dutie*. With the nobility of chararter which is her heritage, she scorned dependence, and the Department* at Washington were her fir*t suggestion when he found her self jennile#*. Her relative. United Sta'e# Senator Paddock, obtained the position for her after all arguments against her endeavoring tu*up|ort her self had failed, and she is there to-day ohMtful and happy, having adapted herself to circumstance# and to the pen 1 pie about her. She ha# a kind word lor every one and i* a favorite with every hoiiy. She maintain# and i# conceded her place in society the same a* ever, and, unlike some, who have no ante cedent* of birth or wealth of which to ho,st, she i# not ashamed to acknowl edge that she earn* her living by hold J iog an office under the Government. *ne betrays her breeding in her digni ! fied and aristocratic carrig, hut with nl unconsciously. Mrs. Livingston i one of the women who purify and re fine the social atmosphere about her. With Hue instinct# *he remarked, "I am not too proud to work, but 1 am too proud to accept dependence while I have health ami strength." The New Y'ork Herald i# read the world over, and when the number containing the above article reached Man Francisco a gentleman of leisure | niul wealth, whose working day# were over, opened the paper for hi# accus tomed new#, and the first article which met hi# eye wa* that on "Distinguished Women in the Department at Wash ington." He read it with interest un til he rrached the sketch of Charlotte Livingston, when every word burned ' j into hi# heart like coal# of living fire. | Y'ear# before, almost too many to re • member, he had been a student at i West Point aud had known and loved • —-hU first ami beat love—the bright, i winsome girl, Lottie Paddock. When #he married Peter Livingston, in 1849, he weal to California, and from the day of leaving New York city, in ■ October, 1849, until the New York I Hnmld came to him, thirty year# • afterward, he had heard nothing of I j hi# early love. He recalled the olden ■ i times, aud dreamed of the possibilities in the future. He wa# freo to love or marry whom he chose. He wrote to Mr#. Livingston,addressing to the Re demption Division of the Treasury Department, uml a renewal of the old acquaintance resulted in her murriage to one of the millionaire princes of Man Francisco, where she now resides, re-established in the luxury and sur rounding# to which #hu bus ulway# been accustomed. Hon. Myron An gel, the fortunate husband of this most estimable lady, values the article on "Distinguished Women" a# a per sonal prize, as having reunited him to hi# early love. ■ ■■■■■• ♦ IKON AND STKKL. Census Olllce Bulletin on These Indus tries. Nl IIIICK AND CAI'ACITV Of III.AST PCE RACES, ROLLING MILLS, STECI, WORKS, roR'.ES AMI ULOMARIEH, WASHINGTON, April 14. —The Cen sus Office to-day issued a bulletin ou the iron ami steel industries of the United State#, which shows the num ber and capacity of the blast furnaces, rolling mills, steel works, forge# ami blotnaries in the United States at the close of the census year, May 31, 1880, to he as follows: iila-t furnace establishment#, 490; completed blast furnaces, o*l ; rolling mill establishments, 324 ; single pud dling furnaces, each double furnace counting as two single furnace#, 4319 ; rotary puddling furnace (Sellers'), 1 ; Dank#' puddling furnace, 19; ham mers in iron rolling mills, 239; heat ing furnaces, 2105 ; trains of rolls in iron rolling mills, 1206; nail ma chines, 3775; steel works, 73; He semer steel converters, 24: open hearth steel furnaces, 37 ; j>t hole# for cru cible steel, 2691 ; trains of rolls iu steel works, 136; hammers in steel works, 219 ; forges uml bloniarics, 11*; forge and blomary fires, 495 ; .Siemens' ' rotator, 1 ; hammers in forges ami blotnaries, 1 tl ; daily capacity of bla#t j furnaces iu net tons, 9248 ; daily ca pacity of rolling mills in net ton#, 10,- 1 130; daily rapacity of 15 < in r stei 1 . converter* in net tons, 5167; daily j rapacity of ojtoti-hcarth !• I l'iir:iac<- : iu m-t ton#, *27 ; daily caput tv of crucible steel work* in net ton#. 445; daily en | km itv of forge* and bloiuaii - in net tons, 526. The whole number of t tab! li'in-nt in 18*0 was 1005. Iu I*7o ii w. - • i*. I The |w?rceiitngo of increase in t!.< ten | \nr* was 24.38. The size ami capnc , ity of the c#labli-hment* were, how j ever, much greater iu I**o than in 1870. A# the capacity of bla-t fur ' naces only was given in I*7o, no cum. plete data are available for a compari son of the capacity of all the work# in the two periods. The daily capacity of the hlo#t furnace* in 187" wa- *357 ton#, ami in 1880 it wa* 19,248 ton*, an inrrcnio of 130.32 per cent The whole amount of capital in- I vested in the iron and *tccl industries Jof the Unitt-d fttltti iu 1880 VM I 8230.971.88 4; in 1870 it was 8121, 772,074; increase, 8109,199,810, or i *9.68 per cent. In 1870 there were twenty-five State# engaged iu the manufacture of iron and steel. Of the#e South Caro lina doc* not nptvar in the statistic* of 18*0. 11# total production in I*7o did not nggregate 500 tons. The iron industry in this Slate ha* licen prac tically abandoned. Mince 1870 three States have for the first time engaged in the manufacture of iron, namely: Colorado, Kama* and Nebraska ; also two Territories, namely: Utah and Wyoming. Utah did not, however, make any iron in 1880. It made a small quantity in each of the year# 1*74, 187.) and 1876, and it will make a larger quantity in the near future. California and Washington Terri tory have made arrangement# since the close of the census year 1880 to manufacture iron. New Hump-hire made iron many year# ago, hut it doe# not ap|>ear in the statistics for 1870. It appear* in lilt' tallies for 1880. Oregon and Texas each built a blast furnace in the decade preceding the census year 1870, but they did not make any iron in that year. Tliey ap|#ar, however, in the statistics of | production for 1880. The District of Columbia once had a h!nt furnace in operation, but in j I*7o it had no iron industry whatever. In I**o the United Mtates Govern ment owned and operated a small roll ing mill at the Washington Navy Y'nrd. Minnesota apjiear# in 1880 for the first time among iron manufacturing States, hut its statistics relate only to the preparation# that have been made to embark iu the business. Thirty States, the District of Co lumbia and Wyoming Territory net ually made iron in 1880. Twelve State# made over 100,000 ton# each iu 1880. Pennsylvania, which for more than a hundred year# has been the leadiug iron-producing State in the l T uiuu, made in 1870 a fraction over 50 per cent, of the total product, and in 1880 it made a fraction over 49 per cent. At both periods its prominence in the production of iron and steel waa vir tually the same. From 1870 to 1880 it increased its production 97 per cent,, or from 1,836,808 tons to 3,616,668 tons, while the whole country increas ed its production 99 per cent., or from 8,655,215 tons to 7,265,140 tons. Ohio was the next State in promi nence in 1870, and it held the same rank iu 1880. In the former year it produced 449,708 tons, aud in 1880 it produced 930,141 ton#—an increase of 107 |x;r cent. 1 Ijo third Htate in prominence in 1870 was New York, and it maintain ed thin rank in 1880, but its growth fell fur below that o! i Lh two sister KtaU-n above mentioned. In 1870 it produced 148,'277 tons, and in 1880 it produced 598,300 tons—an increase of 83 per cent. New .Jersey was fourth in rank in 1870, producing 115,202 ton*, but it won fifth in 1880, although in that year it produced 243,800 toon, an in crease of 112 per cent. The fourth place iu 18*0 wa taken by Illinois, which produced in 1870 only 25,701 tonn, while in 1880 it pro duced 417,907 ton#, an increase of 1522 per cent. Maryland ranked fifth in 1870, producing 95,424 lohm in that year, while in 1880 it produced only 110,934 ton#, an increase of 10 per cent, cauxing it to drop to the twelfth place. 'I he nixth State in rank in 1870 wa# Missouri, with a production of 94,890 ton#, which was increased to 125,758 tons iu 1880, or 33 per cent., giving it | the tenth place in that year. Michigan increased its production | in the ten years from 80,079 tons to 142,710 tons, or 05 per cent., taking the eighth place in rank iu 1880. Wisconsin increased it# production | from 42,234 ton# to 178,935 ton#, or J 324 |# r cent., giving it the sixth place i ill 18MO. Indiana produced 04,148 ton# in 1 I*7o and 90,119 ton# in I*Bo, an in- I crease of 50 per cent. Of the New Kngland State-, Massa chusetts shows the greatest growth in ! the ten year#, increasing from 80,140 tons in I*7o to 1 41,321 ton# in I**o, lor 04 per cent., placing it ninth in rank. Astonishing progress was made in the ten year# in several Southern j States. West Virginia increased it# production from 72,337 ton# to 147,- I*7 ton#, or 104 per cent., giving it tin -eventh place in I**o. Alabama increased from 7<K)O tons to 02,9*0 ton#, or 792 per *-<-nt. Georgia in -i< .1 1 fi.un 9o:;i ton- to 35 152 ton#. 20 > per wnt. Teiinc—<-e increa-eil ti nit 34,'505 ton# to 77,100 toil#, or 12 5 p* r cent. Kentucky increased from *0,7 52 ton# to 123,751 tons, or 1 ! per cent., placing it eleventh iu rank in 1880. Delaware increased from 8 it)7 ton# to 33,918 tons, or 308 j#T c nt Virginia increased from :,7 * 6 to 55,722 ton#, or 47 p r cent. All the State# which made iron or -t" I in I*7" iiK-n k a*ed their produc ti hi iu 1 *BO, except Maine, North Car olina and South Carolina. "4 A Mil.4 " IN AMUtItA. , Froto lh' YY xahingt n I* -'t "Within the last ten year#,** say# ; the a-.-thctic New York Tribune, "a ! new and significant kind of literature ha# sprung up am mg us. It consist# tor the most part of thin oetavo vol ! umes, in purple or red binding#, with a gorgeous coat of arm# emblazoned lon the hark, and on the front page the magic words, "Printed for private I circulation only." Karh of these vol | umes pur|ort.s to !*■ the authentic his tory of #>>nic American family, Smith or Potter, a# the case may he, from the pre-o nt time hark to n great foun | dcr somewhere iu the mi-ts of anti quity." This is a goorl deal so, and it is very silly. "Family," "casts," "historical ancestry," in free and sham hnting America! Could anything be more absurd, more worthy of contempt ? Americans have their country to lie proud of, its history to glory in, and their own deed# to base their claims lor consideration ujn>n. What have they to do with "family?" What j "family" have they ? We are all de ' scendant.* of emigrants. Our father# wore forced to leave Kurojie, or they , loft it voluntarily to better their con dition. They settled in New Kngland and were known as Puritan#; they settled in the Smth ami called them selves Cavalier#. They were not men of "family" in the mother country, and the transition did not ohangetheir state. They became Americans. Free and equal among themselves, tliey longed for a free laud to live in. They fought together for liberty and won it; thin they formed a great political family for the benefit of thcmsclvis and their posterity ; and it has en | dured. America has prospered, and so have it# citizen#. Many of the latter have become rich and powerful among their neighbor# ami in some caos a snob bish feeling ha# come into being which with good# demand# "position," with wealth, "title" and with time, The wife of the bonanza mining king goes to Kurope to air the reputation which money ha# brought her and #lie note# that certain consideration i# do nied her because she hails from a Re public and can lay claim to no "de scent." She invents a genealogical tree and ha# a book of marginal note# compiled to accompany it, "Money will do much" says she, "but I am for an empire and so is mv husband. His business interests noeJ protection." I*t common sense ride such ideas to destruction. I/ct Americans be proud of the family of Americans, to which they all belong, and draw the line at that "I'VE just got out of a bad scrape," as the man said when he came out of a five-cent barber ahop. The man who has gathered a big ice crop wants to keep it shady. Another Htrauge Discovery. IIV WHICH WK MAY VET HEAR THE ROUSE M or RIRE RAOI so is THE RUS. From th* Voulli'i '^o(n|mfjl(ii. Prof. TynilalJ, of London, lias just invented a new scientific apparatus that, when properly used, give* moot singular result*, ami chow* that the wonders of the photophone have only ju*t begun. The photophone ha* already l>oeii described in the Cornp'inwn, and you may remember it a* an instrument in vented by Prof. Ik-11 for causing a beam of fight to convey a telephonic message to a distance. In the new apparatus, a beam of light from a lime light, or even a can dle, i* thrown upon a common glass lla*k having a long neck. To this is fastened a rubber sjK.-aking tube that may lie pluo-d to the ear, HO that any . sound* in the (1 ;tsk may lie heard j through the tube. J between the flask and the light is I placed a circular disk of metal, hav- I ing narrow slot* or openings placed ' I'ke the *jM>k-* of a wheel around the edge. When the disk i* at rest the beam of light may pa** through one | of the slot* and tall on the flu>k. It now, the di*k i* made to turn rapidly on it* axis, the light will I reach the flask in a series of flashes, I a* it shine* through the slots, one aftci the other. Here the curious discove ry come* in. When the flask i* filled ; with a gas, or a vapor, say the vapor i of sulphuric ether, common street gas, ! oxygen, perfumes like patchouli or ! cassia, or even smoke, and the beam i of light i* made to fall on the flask in a series of alternate flashes, the operator, listening with the speaking IUIM* at his ear, will hear strange mus ical sound* inside the flask. 1 he pitch of thec tones will corres pond exactly with the speed with which the disk is made to turn, and each kind of gas, or vapor, in the flask will give a different kind of noU •ome soft, some loud, and some very sweet and musical. This is certainly the most remarka ble discovery siuce the photophone, and it shows that light may lie made the mean of making sound* audible a! a distance, even when the eve can sec no difference in the light, ft even snggcvt* the idea that we may yet la able to 1.-'ng the sound* of the fire* raging in the *un. It may, indeed, IK* only a hint to yet rnore wonderful ami uuthought-of relationship* between light and sound, which may lie utiliz ed as a medium of communication. #i - - >etnes in Women. A woman may l>c handsome or re markably attractive in various way* ; but if she i* not personally neat, she cannot hope to win admiration. Fine j clothe* will not conceal the slaiteru. A young woman with hair always in disorder and her clothes hangiug about her a* if suspeuded from a prop, is | repulsive. Slattern is written on her i to the soles of her feet, and if she w in* a husbaud, he will turn out, in all pro j bability, either an idle fool or a drunk .en ruftian. The bringing up of daugh ter* to 1H able to tjrork, talk and act like honest, sensible young women, is the special task ot all mother*, and in the industrial rank* there i* imposed the prime obligation of learning to re spect household work for it* own sake ! and the comfort and happiness it will ; bring in the future. Housework is drudgery ; but it must be done bv some , IKSIV, and it bad better be well than ill liouc. 1 _ (DOYOUSUFFER i With thst COUGH whin th^ro ft* A t ha; I an I AN T, MO CM TAI jA ml MFfc. ihdl lite m<*l 4Hirtf child may t*h< tl j without -Ufiger. Il la oallwd GREEN'S Comp. Syrup of Tar, Honey & Bloodroot, Il contain* all lb# vittaM of Tar In a roarrEWTm*T*i form. comMo#*! with th* *•! EXPEtT*!* and I ASIDYKKf, tb# wll# W*fats4 * ithnt the aid of hwd. firming th# BEST KNOWN REMEDY l<* m&mtikm* of tl# Thmai ar>*i Uoi* Try on# boftl# and b# ronrinmd. Pric# BO clntt p# bottle Mamtfa* lod only IT F. POTTS GREEN, BKLLKroXTK. PA. ISQC-1. ISOC-1. The Patriot, Daily & Weekly, For the Ensuing Year. Tba aaharrlptbai prtc* of lb* *lllll r.rtst KM •"■an radwaad to tl.oo ir cap* pat aaantn. Te dab* af rim aad apwarda IK. turn rra#r a 111 b# famM.nl at U>. aitranrdnuutl; clwp rata at n mat* par rap? par annatn. Tar DAIKT PILTM HI la aaal to **T addraaa, daring th* aaliar af Coup Ml aad lb* Lagtatatara at IK. rata af m ab par SMattb. Cadaa lb. art of Oonpaa tba paMtabar prapnjn tba polar and nl'Sritat an lattaaad flwto thai wpiaa. Rrarj aabarrtpttoa ~aat b* awpwld bp tba mab. Raw la tba UaM fto aabarriba Tba appraarMng aaaataaa af C.fcgrrai aad tba U#|tatwrr will ha af •era tbaa nrdlwat? lat***t aad. Ototr will ba tally up ait < tor tba ttoH* .aad a r.toplil* aywtsala af Ibato wflt ba praa la tba Waatttp. Addraaa PATRIOT PCRLtMIRU 00, 41-U MO Mart* ruaat, Barritharg.