Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, August 11, 1881, Image 2

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    Cht Cfutrc Democrat.
The Largest, Cheapest and Beat Paper
From lb Now York ObtM*nr*r.
Third Quarter.
Lesson 7.
Kx. II: IS-27.
OoLMn TIXT:— ■" Np**K unto the children of
that they go forward."—Kv 11 I•.
Central Truth: — To the obedient, God
opens a ssfe pathway through sens of
difficulty nd dunger.
When the last judgment fell upon
Egypt, in the death o( all the first-born,
Pharaoh hastily called for Moses ami
Aaron. But one feeling seemed to pos
sess him, und that was terror. Trem
bling with a sense of helplessness, he
ordered them to take the people and
"be gone." The Egyptians were equally
terrified and urgent, "for they said, We
be all dead men." Before daybreak tin-
Israelites were actually on their way.
But they did not go out empty-banded
and crouching. They a-ent as victors,
not as captives. They demanded a por
tion of the treasures of which they had
been robbed. They did not "borrow,"
as our version renders the word : they
asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver
and jewels of gold und raiment, as men
that had a right so to do. And the
Egyptians were glad to give what they
The whole number ol those who went
out could not have been less than two
or three millions, counting, as we must,
six hundred thousand men able to bear
arms, together with their families, ami
the mixed multitude that 'went with
them. As has been often and abun
dantly shown, this, by no means, repre
sents an incredible increase during their
sojourn in Egypt.
Many attempts have been made to
trace their path, but great differencesot
opinion with respect to it still prevail. ,
The stations named are Succoth, "the
tents;" Etham, "the fortress," ami ;
Pihahiroth. "the place where the reeds !
grow." But neither of these places can j
certainly be identified, nor can any j
theory respecting their exact course be !
constructed which shall be tree from !
difficulty. The straight road would !
have taken them through the land of
the Philistines: a warlike people, with I
whom they were by no means prepared
• to cope, God therefore led them l>\ :
another and more winding way. But ;
while they pursued their journey, I'ha ,
raoh repented that he had let so valua j
hie a portion of his subjects go. and set 1
out in pursuit.
Two things are here to he noted. The
children of Israel were in groat peril, j
and their faith quite forsook them.
The Egyptians, with horses and char j
iots and horsemen, overtook them at
l'ihahiroth, between Migdol nnd the
sea. There is a view recently put for- j
ward with great confidence and learn- 1
ing which locates this tr to the north,)
on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea
But the majority of scholars still holt
to the older view. It is quite possihl- j
that the "Weedy Sea," rendered Be 1 ,
.Sea in our common version, was a sy
tern of lagoons and marshes in tr '
north of Egypt. But the theory is nt i
established. There is no sufficient r 4
son tor doubting that Pihaturoth wax
near the point where Suez lies. Into '
this place ol peril God had brought his '
people. And from it escape seemed iin j
possible. Behind them on the north ;
was the Egyptian army. West and
south were precipitous dills. Eastward
was the sea. Surely they were "entan
gled." And their faith forsook them. ,
They forgot all the wonders God had
done in their presence; the merciful
deliverances lie had wrought for them, I
They were sore afraid. They bitterly
complained against Moses. They did a*
God's people so often do when brought
into straits where no human arm can
save. But their fears were groundless
as their want of faith was wicked.
The key of this whole narrative is in
the thirteenth verse of this chapter:
" Fear not; stand thou still and see the
salvation of the Lord which I will show
to you to-day." It was that they might
see bis salvation that they had been
brought hither. God would prove to
them by one final and most glorious
act the greatness of his power and bis
faithfulness to bis people. By one
crowning interposition he would teach
them to obey in the face of difficulties,
and to trust in times of darkness nnd
The pillar of the cloud which went
before Israel on their march and came
between them and the Egyptians when j
they went into the midst of the sea,
was the visible sign of find's presence.
By means of it God was the leader and !
protector of his people. It was the
.Schechioab, which afterwards rested
upon the Most Holy I'lace.
If we accept the common view with j
respect to the place where the waters
divider!, its breadth was from three to
four miles. Here the water is not deep.
The place is used as a ford. Through
it Kobinson was told people waded at
low water. Niebuhr crossed it in 17fi2
on a dromedary. Bonaparte crossed at
this point on bis way through the des
ert. A strong east wind, like that spok
en of in the lesson, would drive the
waters far hack, leaving a firm and level
bed of rocky soil. And if at the bead
of the gulf there were any depression
in the bed of the sea, the effect would
he as if a broad pathway bad been sud
denly lifted, leaving water on either
side. We are not to tbink of any such
marvel as the waters standing in ab
rupt or perpendicular walls, nothing
like this being at all indicated by the
language employer!. As the parting of
the sea was caused by the east wind, a
sudden change to the opposite quarter
would drive the waters rapidly hack.
The miraculous element in this grand
event was not in any violation of na
ture's laws; it was in such a use of them
as can be accounted for only upon the
supposition of direct supernatural in
tervention. The communication of the
divine plan to Mores nml tho opening
of tho waters and their return at just
the right momenU to secure the escape
of Israel and the destruction of the
Egyptians, were hy natural IIICUIIN, and
yet hy tho special and miraculous pow
er of Clod.
1. God sometimes brings his truochil
dren into positions of great difficulty
and peril, yet no difficulty or peril oan
be so great that lie cannot make for us
away of escape.
2. When he bids us go forward, it is
always safe tooboy ; he will make obed
ience possible, und tho end will be
3. The angel of God, which went be
fore tho camp of Israel, is by many sup
posed to have been tho Second Person
of the Trinity, as he was manifest be
fore his incarnation. Jesus is now by
his example and teachings and Holy
Spirit the guide ol believers. And no
day will be so bright that we shall not
need him, nor will any night be so daik
that he will not shine as our guiding
4. The same manifestation of God
may be light to his friends and dark
ness to his foes, hastening the salvation
ol the one and the destruction of the
3. Israel's exodus from Egypt allbrds
at many points a type of the soul's es
cape from a lite of sin. It is a passage
from bondage to freedom ; a state where
judgments accumulate to one of disci
pline culminating in glory ; a going out
with doubts and fears, and get with
great promises; a flight before enemies
lull ol wrath and of great power, and
yet with a Helper who is divine. Seas
of difficulty and sorrow seem to close
up the pathway. Hut no soul ever gave
trusting heed to the command, "(Jo
forward," who did not witness the part
ing of the waters before him. Away
appeared where none appeared possi
C>. The punishment of the wicked is
sure and remediless; the salvation of
those who heed and obey the divine
voice is glorious ami everlasting, Be
yond the sea lies heaven.
WHAT A rs MOl's c I.IVARA ssvs or THE
rr. HI us or ins in 'si.sr.ss.
From Ih*' Troy Tim- f.
The hundreds of people who have
watched the <>|K-ration.-> of the man
upon the towering steeple of the Third
street lsa|>ti<t church painting the
wooden spire ami rearranging the
weather vane, have expressed wonder
as to the means used to reach his lofty
position. A reporter yesterday went
up into the belfry and interviewed the
most experienced steeple climber in
the world, dames Ferguson. "Why,
my dear boy," said he, with an hon
esty of expression that struck home at
once, "I've s|>eiit the greater part of
my life up among those rolling clouds.
For eighteen years I sailed the sea be-
tween the Ko.-1 Indies and China be
/'ore the mint, and afterward occupied
every station except that of raptain.
WlihU I wm "ixteen years of a_"- |
'limlulL a steeple in tilasgow three
huQdryj hour.
The (..yferaaat it took the noted S< <.t-h
- three day- t'> per
form mounting fteepli-* f r
lie 7*'^^^^.
I be
'hi-war' Presbyterian
n i three hundred
-"feel I took dnWIl the
weather vane in the shape of a fish,
which weighs three hutidr<*d and twen
ty-seven jMiiinds, being of cop|ier and
loaded with lead. It was the first
time any one had been up the steeple
in thirty years. The highest steeple I
ever climbed went up three hundred
and seventy feet. This was in Ayr
shire, Scotland. The general impres
sion is that when on a steeple it is
easier to look up than down. This is
all a mistake. When looking up an
almost, irresistible feeling eomes over
you to jump from your seat. 1 had
ex|erience of this kind while on the
steeple of Dr. Darling's church in
Albany. I gazed steadily up for a
moment into "pace, when, without any
feeling of dizziness or anything of
' that sort, I became almost beside my
self and a kind of delirium came over
me. I had to quite right then and
there, for a moment later I would
have sprung from my seat. I can
look steadilv down ami it does not af
fect me. I seldom climb steeples in
cold weather. It's too confounded
dangerous, the sides Wing icy and
slipjiery. I was up on a Hudson
steeple last January, and then vowed
I'd swear off climbing in winter, as I
nearly fell.
"They tell me this here steeple
; shakes when the wind blows. I)o you
know it's all the better for that? It
■ gives the iron roils on the inside play,
1 Ixwk out for these taut and apparent-
Ily solid steeples. They go some times
with a sudden crash. And, besides, I
j enjoy a ride on n swaying steeple. It
reminds me of the days when I was at
sea. Troy looks immense from the
top of that spire. The people appear
like mites, while the sky liears the
same aspect as from the street. I
never remember of having felt dizzy
when on a steeple. I feel just as
much to home away up there where
Dial's handiwork can be vicwi-d in all
its beauty as on the ground. I've got
to, in fact, for if I didn't you'd never
catch mo hundreds of feet from good
walk.ng. That arrow on the spire of
the church I took down, gilded it and
replaced it. It is ten feet in length
nnd weighs all of two hundred pounds.
When putting it baek I held it in po
sition with one hand and tightened
the bolt* with the other —no easy task,
I tell you. A man at this business
can earn from IT to $lO a day. As
to the manner in which I ascend that
must remain a secret. 1 never allow
au outsider to handle r examine my
ropes. 1 attend strictly to business
when mi high, mid if I saw even my
wife on the sidewalk would refuse to
recognize her. I just glory in being
as high as ever I can get. It's my
home up there, and I think if I go
below when I die it will tie a terrible
piece of laid judgment on somebody's
part —probably my own."
Tbo Boston Courier has a letter
from a "college student" waiter, in
which the writer says: Here I am,
fairly settled for the season as table
waiter in the spacious dining room of
the Dash house. It seen is <juite a
change alter our eollego life at Dart
mouth ; hut 1 think on the whole I
shall like it. The work is ipjite hard
and some parts of it disagreeable;
but that I expected. Mv companions
in the dining hall will, I think prove
very pleasant aeipiaiutances. About
seventy in number, they are gathered
together from all parts of New Eng
land. Several of these gentlemen are
from Tnlts college, one being a mem
ber of the class which graduated this
summer. lam theonly repccscntutivc
of Dartmouth here. Among the young
ladies who are waiters are students
from both Vermont and New Hamp
shire normal schools. One ladv is
from Weileslov college and two others
are from a well known institute of in
struction in Central Massachusetts.
I might goon in this way until nearly
every one of the seventy had been de
scribed ; hut it is enough to say that
probably half of the help necessary
for the working of this huge hotel is
composed of students and teachers.
If you linda book tucked out of
sight underneath a sideboard, and
wonder w ho is rending on the sly, open
it, mid lo ! a copv of Shakesja-arc or
Milton, perhaps Virgil, or even Horn-
cr in the original. Most jtcoplc ac
cept with n jrol gruec having their
steak and colli-e handed litem hv a
waiter who can demonstrate a propo
sition in Kuclid it necessary. < >thcr
rcgard it as something to In- ridiculed.
Among this cla-s is Mi-s K. S, I'liclpi,
who touches lightly upon the subject
in a chapter of h<-r "Friends," ■-ti
cltided in a recent number of the At
lantic. A few allow themselves to up
p< ar ridiculous. li> r<- i- an iii-tam e:
I heard a lady at a table near mine
a-k her waiter in a patronizing man
ner, "(.'an you read, my girl?" (on
siderahlv astonished, the girl nnswi r
ed "Yes." She might have answered
truthfully that she did not read not
only Kuglish, hut al- > I-atin, <>ri k
and French.
It may lw asked why such a person
can l>e induced to conic a a servant
in a hotel, where -he cannot hut he
obliged to put up with many disagree
able thing*. Muny come because they
wish to pa-s tlnir vacation awav from
the eity, and -till he earning something
instead of sp< nding. Some w i-|> to he,
for at least a lew weeks, independent
of their parents or friends who sup.
port them for the remainder of the
year. A few come because they ex
pert to haven jolly good time with
little work. The-e usually go away
disappointed. Of this kind were two
nice looking girls who recently eauie
here from a town in Maine, expecting
to do table work. They expected to
work only six hours a day, to have a
room carpeted mid lighted with gas,
and so forth. When told that, among
other things, they would be expected
to help wash the dining room floors,
thev exclaimed, in great surprise:
' "Why, we <lo not know how to do such
j work. Mother always diil it at home."
After staying two days they left in
great disgust. To all such persons,
and in fact to every one who is think
ing of coming here, I would snv, don't
cotne unless you expect to work hard,
and are willing to do so.
The Suirarity nf the Weasel.
Pnm PnU IWrtiarft Pi>*w
The remarkable sagacity of the
weasel was well illustrated the other
day by an incident which actually oe
| curred in the suburbs of Santa Har
! hara. A gentleman's Imrn was in
fested with rats, and he was greatly
annoyed hy their depredations. They
had been gradually disappearing, how
ever, during the pat few weeks. The
gentleman finally discovered the cause
of their disappearance in a very wide
nwake weasel, which was engaged at
the time in a vigorous combat with an
unusually large sized rat. The latter
proved too much for his adversary and
finally chased his weaselship out of
the ham. A few mornings later the
gentleman again found the same ani
mals engaged in a similar battle. The
weasel at last ran away, as before, and
the rat followed in hot pursuit. This
time, however, the wcazc) ran through
a hole it had burrowed in a pile of
hardened compost. The hole was
rpiitc large at the entrance, but the
outlet was scarcely large enough to
admit the passage of the weasel's laxly.
The weasel darted into the hole, with
the rat at his heels. A moment later
the weasel emerged from the other
side, ran quickly around the compost
pile, and again entered the hole, this
time in the enemy's rear. The gentle
man, interested in the proceedings,
watched the place some time, and
found that only the weasel came out.
Digging into the compost, he found
the rat quite dead and iarfly eaten.
The weasel bad arranged bis trap so
that the rat could enter, hut becoming
closely wedged in the nairow portion
of the hole, could be uttacked at a
disadvantage and eusily killed.
111 Young pMtfil*.
You have seen and admired the
weeping willow trei ihe Hut is llubij
tunica—upon which the captive He*
brews hung their harps when they sat
down by the river of Babylon, and
"wept when they remembered /.ion."
it is a native of the garden of Eden,
and not of America, and I will tcii
you hoiv it immigrated to this coun
try :
More than one hundred and fifty
years ago a merchant lost his fortune.
He went to Smyrna, a seaside town of
Asia Minor, to recover it. Alexander
I'ope, one of the great poets of ling
land, was the merchant's warm friend,
and sympathized with him in his ini--
Soon after the merchant arrived in
Smyrna he sent to I'ope, its a present,
a box of dried figs. At thut time
the poet hud built a beautiful villa
at Twickenham, on the hank of the
Thames, and AMIS adorning it with
trees, shrubbery and flowering plants.
< hi opening the box of fig-, I'ope
discovered in it a small twig of the
tree. It was a stranger to him. A
it came from the East he planted it
in the ground near the river, close
by his villa. The spot accidentally
chosen for the planting was favorable
to its growth, for the TAAIG AA:I front the
weeping willow tree jiossibly from
the hank of one of "the rivers of Bab
vlon" —which flourishes best along the
borders of watercourses.
This little twig grew vigorously, and
in a few years it became a large tree,
spreading AA ide its branches and droop
ing graceful sprays, and winning the
admiration of all the j>et's friends a
well as strangers. It Ix-eame the an
ee-tor of all the weeping Avillow tr< < -
in England.
There was a rebellion in the Eng
lish-American colonic- in 177Brit
i-li troops were -ntto B <-t> -n t<> put
down the insurrection, 'i hi ir leaders
e\|te< ted it to end 111 a few weeks at'li r
their arrival. Some young ulfi<<r
hrought fi-hing taekh* with them to
enjoy -port aft< r tin ir bri< i Avar. < till
ers came to settle on the eonfi-eated
lands of the "r< beis.'
Among the latter was a young < l!i
--ecr of the itafr of <•< in r.il Howe. 11•
brought with him. wrapp- d in Mid
silk, a twig from I'ope'- weeping wil
low at TIM. keuham, which he intend
ed to plant mi - me stream watering
hi- American < -tat'*.
Washington commanded an army
before B'l-toll AA- hi h kept the British
imprisom-d in that city a long time
against their will. <>n hi- stall* wn
his stepson, John I'urke Cu-ti, vvlio
frequently went t<> the British hcad
cpiartcrs, under the proteeti n of a
flag, with dispatches* lor Gen. Ilowe
!!•• Ix-eame n< piaintd willl the oliiei-r
who hail the willow twig, and they Ix
eame fast friend-.
Instead of "crushing the r< hi I ion in
six weeks," the Briti-li army at B <—
ton, at the end of an imprisonment <>)
nine mouths, were glad to fly bv sea
for life ami lilicrty to Halifax, l/.ng
fjefore that flight the British subal
tern, satisfied that he should nevi r
have an e-tate in America to adorn,
gave his carefully preserved willow
twig to young t'ustis, AAIIO planted it
at Abingdon, Virginia, where it grew
and flourished, HIKI Iweame a parent
of all the weeping willows in the I nit
oil States.
WORsnil'l'Kß or L.01.11,
The Cincinnati Enquirer ha-- the fol
low ing : A few days ago a small funer
al procession might have been seen
slow ly approaching the Catholic ceme
tery near Warsaw. The coffin was
lowered into the grave, ami a few
minutes later a yellow mound marked
the spot where William S.
lay buried. For thirty years this man.
with fcAv friends or counsellors, lived
alone in poverty and filth nt No. 253
West Sixth street. In his death is re
vealed another instance of the horri
ble life of a miser. With SI,OOO and
over within hi* very hands, and deeds
for a couple of houses and lots, Mc
(jtiadc continued his self-chosen her
mitage. A one story dingy frame, the
front of which had been used for a
store, a few doors east of Central ave
nue, has been closed during the past
week. Here it wa* MeQunde lived,
and a more miserable habitation could
not he imagined. The stench of the
place, the foul air, laden with the
fumes of moth and decay, still lingers
in the reportorial nostrils, in a small
ileii —it could hardly lie called a room
—perhaps ten by fifteen. Willinm Mo
(junde slept. An old fashioned bed.
dark with the dirt of ages, covered
Avith cobwebs and griniv with soot,
stood in one corner. '1 he mattress
had long lost semblance of lieiug cov
ered with ticking, nnd both blue and
Avbite stripes were lost in the black
filth which prevailed over all. A
hare floor, the Ismrds of which had
partly rotted away, a small looking
glass several inches square, and a
trunk, completed tho outfit of the
room to which during hi* life Mc-
Quadc forbade entrance to both friend
nnd foe. During the terrible hot spell
of so recent a date McQuade was
stricken down. He was discovered
lying insensible amid the pile of filth
which served aa the accoutrements of
his home. He was taken to the hos-!
pital, and after lingering a wick he
finally died from tin* effects of the
prostration. The night before he died >
lie revealed tin- hiding place of a |s<r
tioii of his |K)-essions, saying that on
the morrow lie would tell where the
re-t could he found. Before the dawn
of that morrow M<-({uade was dead,
and though search after starch had i
been made for the hidden treasure he >
could not lake with him, the efforts of
those who tried to uueurth the secret
have proved futile. In this mouldy
trunk, mentioned above, secure I v h la
den beneath piles of tnotlieaten clotln-s,
was found £I,OOO. In a small desk
in the store fifty dollars more of gold
and silver was discovered, iwiijqx-il in
brow n paper. The deeds for a house
on Baum street and one in Fulton
were also found, including the lease
for the pro|s*rtv occupied at the time
of his death, v>liich embraces a num
ber of houses on both Sixth and George
streets. The floors have been ripjicd
up in search of the money which lie,
in hi* will, left to his sister, supjsised
to live in .Jersey < ity, hot of whom no
trace ha- yet been froumi. One thou
sand dollars was his bequest to the
orphans, and the sum found AAUI be so
Trouble Bad In ctllutr at a Jther's
Ffotu I'LlU.it]}>tla Ttin'.
Jut then we came to a pleasant
streuni and stop|>ed to water the
horses. I usked I>-c what the stream
was called.
"De Mat, sub."
M*ll it," said I.
"M-A-T —Mat," said he.
We trotted along through woods
and le Ids for a few miles, and came
to another stream. 1 asked Ivce what
the stream was called.
"De Ta. -ah."
"Spell it."
"T-A— Ta."
Again we put whip to our horses,
and utter tlire<* more miles had been
left behind we r'-aehed another small
stream running through a piece of
wo i Is. I a.-kcd J/cc what the stream
was called.
"De |'.i, -ah."
"Spell it."
• i'-o— IV
By that time we wer<- on the road
t< I're leriek-hurg. Coming lo a
Forth rivulet. I a-kul D wlmt the
SIP -iin AMI- railed.
"1 >e Nv, sah."
"SIM-11 it."
"X Y—Nv."
"The what ?"
"De Nv, sah. Jin dar's vo' M-A-T,
• n <lar - vo' Mat ; den dar's vo' T-A,
Yi. dar's Vo' Ta. en' yo' M A TT A,
'i n yo' Ma'.ta; den dar's yo' I'-O, Yu
dar'- yo !'<>, 'in vo* M A f-T-A-l'O,
'en V"' Mattaf'o ; den dar's AM' N-Y,
'< II ilar- yDU' Nv, '< n yo' M-A-T A-
I'-O-N-Y, <ii ihir Ao halt yo' Jiil>l-r
Mat *itj■ in y. which am a lug riblwr
made up of d<-<• to' little, teeny rib-
IK r- dat us j<*.-s pn-s obcr !"
I>■<• wa- ti -< riou* u- u |ier-<iii at a
funera 1. 1 hud thought when he l
gan hi- rigmarole that he AAU- in earn
est. It actually did take 1/r three
liDiir- t<i sjiell the word "Mattapoiiy,"
arnl meanwhile we had travc'lecl fiftei-n
miles. The lir-t syllable was s|ielled
at *.lO A. M. AV In nwe crossed the Mat;
the second alsiut ft.d'i when we crossed
the Ta ; the third at 10.'JO when we
crossed the I'D. and the fourth at 11,
when AAC left the Ny behind.
Medicinal (Qualities of Hiittermilk.
For summer I leverage there can lie
nothing more healthy and strengthen
ing than buttermilk. It is excellent
fur weak or delicate stomachs, and far
belter as a dinner drink than coffee,
tea or water and, unlike them, docs
not retard hut rather aids digestion.
A cell I rated physician once said that
if every oue knew the value of butter
milk us a drink, it would lie more
freely partaken of by persons who
drink so excessively of other bever
ages ; and further compare its effects
upon the system to the cleaning out of
a cook stove that has In-en clogged up
with ashes that have sifted through,
filling up every crevice and crack,
saving that the human system is like
the stove, and collects ami gathers re
fuse matter that can in no way he ex
cluded from the system so effectually
as by drinking buttermilk. It is also
a sjpecific remedy for indigestion,
soothes and quiets the nerves, and
very somnolent to those who are
troubled with sleeplessness.
There is something strange in the
fact that |iersons who are fond of but
termilk never tire of singing its praises,
while those who nre not fond of it
never weary of wondering how sonic
people can drink it. So far as is jms
sihle, people should overcome their
aversion to it, and learn to drink it
for health's sake. One gentleman of
our acquaintance is so extremely fond
of it that we knew him one time to
drink nlioiit three glasses, then set his
glass down with a thud, exclaiming
earnestly, as he smacked his lips:
"That's food and raiment both."
While another buttermilk enthusiast
made the statement INKS that where
the liver has become lifeless from tor
pidity and inaction and is too dead
to |erfiirm its functions, buttermilk
will cause a new one to grow in.
Whatever exaggerated statements may
have been made concerning butter
milk, its medical properties cannot be
overrated, and it should be more free
ly used by all who can act it Every
one who values good health should
drink buttermilk every day in warm
waller, arid let tea, coflee and water
I'or the benefit of those who arc not j
already aware of it, | niay arid, that
in the churning the first process of di
gestion i* gone through, making it one
!of the easiest and rjuiekext of all
j thing* to digest.
It make* gastric juice and eon tain a
| properties that readily as-imilutc with
jit, with little or no wear upon the
I digestive organ*.
An American eagle'* peculiar freak
i- related hy \\ . W . Cole, a Lowmun.
: hile he wa* exhibiting in M< !bourne,
An-trulia, an American eagle, the
only one of the specie* ever in Aus
tralia, belonging to the zoological gar
dens, ex raped from it- cage and roared
heavenward, hut was attracted toward
J th<: (olei of the circuit tent-, where
I the flag- of all nation* were flying,
! The lird railed around for a few' mo
j incuts, and then, a- if impelled by
some sis-cial power, it darted toward
j the pole from which the !tar- and
| Stripes were flying, and seated itself
| upon the |iinnaele of the flag-taff,
there remaining fully half an hour,
; after which it winged its way to the
j mountain* arid was seen no more.
The Klmira /><*-* J'rt ** t< ll a story
; of how a blind horse in a pa-lure lot
i wow led to choice feeding ground and
to water by a gander, who went In
fore him giving sign* by a constant
j eaekle. A perfect understanding wax
had between them, and they seemed to
know what each wanted. At night
the gander accompanied the horse to
the stall, sat under the trough, and
i the horse would occasionally bite off a
j mouthful of corn and drop it to the
j ground for hi* feathered friend, and
thus they would share eaeh otlu r's ♦
meal*, finally, on one Sunday after
noon, the old hor-e died. The gander
seemed utterly lost, wandered around
disconsolately, looking evervwhc re for
his old comrade, refusing food, and at
the end of a week lie, too, died.
To test the faculty which dog- pox
-v of returning to their home* by a
nearly dir* ei course after being car
ried a great distance hy a circuitous
route, an Ohio phy-ieiau made a dog
insensilile with ether at Cincinnati,
put hirii into aw icker basket, took a
train of the Cincinnati Southern rail
; .11, fir-t --utliwe-t to I)ativill< .Junc
tion, thence to Crab Orchard, and
finally northeast to a hunting rendez
vous near l'er<-a. The dog was shut
up all nigh - and li 1. The ih-xi morn
ing he wa- taken ■ ut to a < baring and
on the t • of a grassy knoll and let
!•• -e. Without any preliminary sur
.v<yho -1 uiik ■;!' into a ravine, scram
bled ti|> the opjiosite hank and struck
fir t into a trot and then a swift gallop,
not toward Crah Orchard, but in a
U e line for Cincinnati. He ran not
like an animal that had lost its war,
but "like n hor-c on a tramway,"
• trnight ahead, with hi< liose well imi,
a- it he wa- following an air line to
ward an invisible goal, lie made a
short detour to the left to avoid a lat- ,
< rai ravine, l ut further up he resum
ed his original course, l<a|d a rail
fence and went ahead into a coppice
of cedar bushes, where they finally
|o*t sight of hint. The report of the
experimentero wa* forwarded to the
owner hy rail, and on the afternoon of
the next clay after receiving this re
port the owner mcf the dog on the
street in Cincinnati, "wet, full of burrs
and rt morse and ap|iareutly ashamed
of hi- tardiness."
A Funny Old Story.
Tom Marshall was engaged in the
trial of a case in the interior of Ken
tucky. when a decision of the judge
struck him as so had that he arose and
said : ,
"There never was such a ruling as
that since Pontius Pilate presided on
i the trial of Christ."
"Mr Clark," responded the judge,
| "fine Mr. Marshall $lO for contempt
; of court."
"I confess your honor," continued
Torn, "that what I said was a little
hard on Pontius Pilate, hut it is the
first time in the history of Kentucky
I jurisprudence that it is held that to
speak disrespectfully of Pontius Pilate
is contempt of court."
"Mr. Clark, make the fine S2O for
a continuous contempt," said the judge
"Well, Judge," Tom added, "as you
won all my money la-t night at poker,
lend me the twenty."
"Mr. Clark, cried the judge, hastily,
"remit the fine. The State can afford
to lose the money better than I can."
"I congratulate the oourt upon its
sane condition," said Tom, tesuming
his seat amid roars of laughter. A
— Q
"Tom," saiil a girl to her sweetheart,
"you have been paying your distress
to me long enough. It is time you
made known your contentions, so as
not to keep me in expense any longer."
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A LITTI.I girl had been scolded hy
her grand na>l her. She picked up her
little kitten, and caressing it, said : "I
wish one of us three was dead. And
it ain't you, kitty, and it ain't me,"
A lovkr discovered that his girl
wore two sets of gold-mounted faKe _
teeth, and he sat down and wrote a
I stem entitled "Rich and rare the
gum* she wore."
A civil. ENutSKKtt —one who give*
a tramp a free ride in his caboose.
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