Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 07, 1883, Image 2

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    The Wind Blows.
Hark I
Ths wind blows, slid sleet anil hail
Fast follow on the otldying pile—
Hie winter soothing in the snows;
The sweeping storm, frotn l.igbt to highl
Beats back the huge, devouring night;
The watchdogs Isirk
And the wind blows.
Tho wind blows, the hills grow brown,
Hie snow melts and tho rain comes down,
The swollen current dips and flows;
The water loams, the bridge gives way;
By night the horseman drinks the spray;
The watchdogs bark
Ami the wind blows.
The wind blows, the nights grow brief,
The savage loresls burst in leal,
The time ol planting cornea and goes;
The wstors (all, tho sand drilts down;
Suns pass and no man thinks thereon;
The watchdogs bark
And tho wind blows.
Dora Htad <ioodalt.
A Chapter of Accidents.
"I.ittle things on little wings
Bear little souls to heaven."
He wrote, and wrote, and wrote.
Not exactly front "early morn 'till
dewy eve," l>ut front the cricket's llrst
shriek to the rattle of the milkman's
equipage. He told first how he loved
her, and, being a slightly sensible man
and thoroughly in earnest, that did not
requiro nmrh space; but then he had
the story of an old love to explain—
how he had been bewitched by other
smiles, and only escaped their thrall
dom when the fair enchantress had
proved herself unworthy by marrying
some one else. Moreover—and this
was a difficult point—those chains had
been riveted not before he met the ob
ject of his present devotion, but under
her eye and with her encouragement
as confidant.
He felt keenly the delicacy of this
position, and it is not unlikely that his
brain and pen did also. Then there
was another troublesome point. The
"mighty dollar" had most pertinacious
ly evaded his grasp, ami while that
fait alone offered brilliant suggestions
for eloquent pictures, viz., "love in a
cottage" and strong, devoted arms, it
shrunk disagreeably when coupled with
the knowledge that Miss Trunte was
an heiress.
He spent a large portion of the
night dreaming on this situation re
versed. llow glorious to possess every
thing. and sav, "All yours, my queen."
But while there was a latent relief
that she never know privation for him,
the waking was bitter, and bad his
affection Iwen one iota less, he bad
flung his letter into the fire, and his
love as far as possible into Lethe. As
it was, he wrote on, ending in an im
petuous, heartful fashion, thus;
"U yon wnd me away, b-t it be by .ilcn-e;
I cannot lar 'No' from your lips."
Then he hastened to sign, seal and
deliver to the corner jM-st.
It was on a deserted corner, and a
gray morning; so perhaps no one saw
that he touched the letter to his hps
—certainly no one knew that he
breathed a prayer toward the tiny
streak of silver that Aurora was push
ing over the eastern chimneys.
Being a sensitive, reserved young
man, he considered this ignorance on
the part of humanity laudable; but if
Some kind busy 1sly could ha\e hint
ed another glance at the direction on
that envelope, how doubly grateful he
would have been!
"Stand from under!" She was pass
ing under the scaffold of an unfinished
building three days after the posting
of Mr. Carlton's epistle, when this cry
and an ominous crashing overhead
brought her to a standstill of terror.
She was still undecided which way
to fly, when a figure stepped quirkly
from the door-way near and lifted her
When the crash was over and the
dust clearing, she found her senses suf
ficiently to recognize Jack Carlton.
"This way. Miss Trente. I can in
sure you a safer return," said lie, qui
etly, leading the way to the rear en
trance of the house.
Miss Trente gave a shuddering
glance at the still vibrating timbers.
"They would have crushed me to
atoms," she murmured, fearfully.
"I was very fortunate to be in time,"
Carlton said, after a brief pause. "The
* house is one of my uncle's, and I hap
pened by with directions from him."
There was a kind of stern repression
about him that Miss Trente noticed
with surprise.
"I hope rny silence has not led you
to lielieve me unappreciativc," she
said, hesitatingly, as they reached the
sidewalk. "I am very grateful, Mr.
Carlton, and "
"And sorry, no doubt." Mr. Carlton
interrupted, bitterly. "But compassion
and gratitude are what I never desire
froyi any woman—least of all from
you. Miss Trente."
The little hand thnt had started to
ward him returned hastily to ita fellow
in the shelter of a dainty muff, and
Miss Trente's pretty brows raised a
trifle witli dismay.
"Oh!" she gasped. Then, with gen
tle dignity; "1 will not offend so far
again"—and passed on with a slight
But Jack cried, "Forgive me!" in a
tone of trouble and contrition, that
stopped her as effectually as an iron
grasp could have done.
"1 did not mean that. Forget it,
and say good-by!"
His hand was extended entreating
ly, and hers met it without hesitation.
"Are you going away ?" she asked,
gently, wondering at the white shadow
on Ids face.
"What else?" he said.
Her eyes fell, and her color changed
j slightly as she murmured:
"I hoped you would learn to forget."
"In death, perhaps."
She lookisl up then with quivering
Hps and a world of compos.-*!* in her
' eyes.
"Hood-by. You know what that
means V"
"Cod be with you."
And she passed on, an expression !
mingling with the pity in her face that
puzzled him; for had she not sent him
away ?
It puzzled him so much that he '
would have followed ln-r but for the
flash of her diamond ear-rings.
hi. :
It was a "nipping and an eager air,"
that almost froze the breath upon one's 1
lips a bitter, snowy day in January.
Carlton had t:iken a horse-oar, din
ner-ward bound, and. finding it full, ,
took his stand beside the driver.
That farewell blessing of Miss Tren
te's bad proved a very potent one. In
the year since, "Carlton's luck" had
become a trite phrase among his
friends. His face was a fortune in it
self, they said. Not that ho was pe
culiarly handsome, but there was a
light of steadfastness in his eyes, and
firmness of purpose in the curve of bis
mouth, that must win, soan or late.
Nunc said he had changed with his
changing fortune. There was a cer
tain brightness wanting in his glance,
and somehow bis real was less cheery,
but he was no less generous <.r bravo,
and only a fractious critic could have
found fault in liiiu as he stood there,
facing the shower of snowflakes with
strength and good-nature written un
mistakably in face and figure, and a
gb am i f compassion in bis eyes when
they restisl on the tired lmrses or a
titinly-clad passer-by.
"How are all, Mike?" he began, be
stowing a genial smile upon the driver,
whose family history had become fa
miliar to him in his riib-s to anil from
his office.
"Sure, the wife's worse, and two of
the ehilder have the maxlefl, and there
was only one little creature, a wee
mite, sure, scarcely able to climb into (
a chair herself; left to nurse them, and
provisions were scarce, tho doctor's
charges terrible," etc., etc. The ad
denda were unusually serious and p.v
thetie to-day. Evidently Mike was
"not aisy in his mind."
"Why, you ought to be with them,"
said Jack*
"rich, how could I l>e? I'd lose me
pla e entirely, sir," said Mike, ruefully.
But Carlton's sympathy aron-cd; he
never failed in possible service.
"You know me as a friend of your
employers. I will make it ~n right
with thein. Just step off here and go
home," be mmtnandi-d, peremptorily.
"An' what'll become of the horses?"
"I'll drive on to the depot and ex.
"Sure," cried Mike, enthusiastically,
"you're the ft finest gentleman I iver
see, and if you're not a gineral, ye
oughter le."
"All right," Carlton laughed, slip
ping some coin into his admirer's hand,
"(iive it to the little ones, with iny
That w as how it happened that Miss
Trente, taking a car in front of Browne
& Co.'a, found herself face to face with
Jack Carleton.
She stared incredulously as he
flushed, lifted his hat, and then quietly
turned the brake and started his
ho; sen.
"Mr. Carlton, is it possible?"
Ho gave a silent glance tow ard the
crowd looking on. The old look of
wondering compassion, mingled with;
something else, gleamed on him for a i
moment, then she silently passed in
"A delightful position," thought
Jack, rather regretting bis quixotism.
Then came the reflection. What did
it matter? What was he to Ilecuba,
or Hecuba to hiin? And he ground
his teeth together savagely, and forgot
to take tip any more passengers.
A gentle touch upon his sleeve re
called him suddenly, and he stopped
1 the car without meeting her eyes.
"I am visiting a friend here. Will
you come this evening?" half-com-
I mnnd, half-entrenty; and, before .Jack
i recovered from his astonishment, she
had placed a card in his hand uinl was
Ho never remembered how that
drive was finished.
Some recollection came of a narrow
escape from arrest at the depot, and
he hiul a vague impression of being
abused by some passengers who seemed
to have passed their destination, and
threatened by others who resorted to
jumping off while his horses were bo~
: ing urged to their utmost speed.
Hut lie did riot notice anything par
ticularly until darkness found him in
Miss Tronic's presenee. There was a
certain constraint in her greeting that
troubled hiin. .
Alter a while she showed him a fa
miliar envelope, saying;
"See, the number is wrong—-two in
stead of three; and it did not reach me
until you were gone, and you left no
1 address."
His face grew bright as a new brass
"Then you did not send mo away,
and you will not now?"
"If you still mean all this" with a
shy glance at the letter whose eloquence
bail been so nearly wasted "I would
i riot send you away for the world."
i Kvidently Jack was sure of his
i meaning.
"Even knowing my position?" he
j said, presently, with a queer smile in
! his eyes.
"I cannot bear to think of that," she
cried, eagerly. "I)i>n't go bacK to
' those horrid cars ever again. Indwd,
! 1 cannot bear it, while 1 have so much,
"My dear," cried Jack, with a light
hearted, ringing laugh, "I have la-en
growing rich, not poor, and now I am
the richest man in the world!"
A Great American.
Henry Cal*>t Lodge says in the Allan
tic Monthly; The universal preva
lence of trie colonial spirit is
shown most strongly by one
great exception, just as the flash
of lightning makes us realize the in
torise darkness of a thunder storm at
night. In the midst of the provincial
and barren waste of our intellectual
existence in the eighteenth century
there stands out in sharp relief the
luminous genius of Franklin. It is
true that Franklin was rosm<ij>o!itan
in thought, that his name and fame
and achievements in science and litera
ture belonged to mankind; but be was
all this liecause he was genuinely and
intensely American. His audacity,
his fertility, his adaptability, are all
characteristic of America, and not of
ian English oolony. He moved with
an easy and assured step, with a |oise
and balance which nothing could
shake, among the great nun of the
world; lie st's*l lieforo kings and
princes and courtiers, unmoved and
ninawctL He was strongly averse to
breaking with England; but when the
war came he was the one man who
could go forth and represent to Europe
the new nationality without a touch of
the colonist about him. He nut them
all.great ministers and great sovereigns,
<>n a common ground, as if the colonies
of yesterday had la-en an independent
nation for generations. His autobiog
raphy is the corner-stone, the first
great work of American literature
The plain, direct style, almost worthy
of Swift, the homely, forcible language,
the humor, the ol>s*rvation, the know
ledge of men, the worldly philosophy
of that remarkable tsaik. are familiar
to all; but its best and, considering its
date, its most extraordinary quality is
, its perfect originality. It is Ameri
can in feeling, without any taint of
English colonialism. Look at Frank
lin in the midst of that excellent I'enn
i sylvanian community; compare him
j and his genius with his surrounding,
and you get a better idea of what the
colonial spirit was in America in those
days, and how thoroughly men were
saturated with it, than in any other
Influence of Iron.
Does the Increasing transfer of iron
from the interior to the surface of the
earth, asks Knowledge, exercise any
meteorological influence? Is it in any
mark;*! waj" influential on electric cur
rents, and thence does it affect magnet
ic storms? This Is a question whirh
, needs a little thought to answer safely,
j The development of railways, and the
almost universal substitution of iron
for wood wherever it is practicable to
u.se that metal, must surely exercise a
decided influence of its own. Every
year more and more of the iron former -
| ly buried in the earth is spread upon
its surface, and it is surely reasonable
to assume that, electrically at least,
some effect is produrcd ; how far we
may venture, as some seem now dis
posed to do, to translate this into a mc- ■
teororical agency is a problem for set
cnco to determine.
A good character shines by Its own
Thoy that govern ujo.it make hast
Life is hut short, therefore crosses
cannot lie long.
In jealousy there is more love of
self than of any one else.
People do not need to know more
nlxjiit virtue, hut rather practice what
they already know.
If there is any person to whom you
feel a dislike, that is the person of
whom you ought never to speak.
lie who can Irritate you when he j
likes is your master. You had better i
turn rebel by learning the virtue of
l'oetry is the blossom and fragrance j
of all human knowledge, human
thoughts, human passions, emotions, j
Whosoever lends a greedy car to a j
slanderous report Is either himself of a |
radically bad disposition or a mere
child in sense.
Speak the truth; yield not to anger;
give, when asked, of the little thou I
hast; by these; three steps thou shalt
go near the gods.
It Is little troubles that wear the
heart out. It Is easier to throw a
bombshell a mile, than a feather
even with artillery.
He willing to do good in jour own
Way. We need none of us bedisturbed
if we cannot wield another's wenjjonx;
hut our own must riot rust
In misfortune one mar know a
friend, in battle a hero, in debt an
honest person, in decaying fortunes a
wife, and kinsmen in affliction.
Let us be careful only of the quality
of our work that it !*• thorough,
genuine, simple-hearted, the best that
is in us, the best that can come out of
It is neither safe, respectable, nor
wise to bring any youth to manhood
without a regular ' ailing. Industry,
hko idleness, is a matter - f habit.
No idle Imiv will make an active, in
dustrious and useful man.
liujin? a Horse,
The Turf, Ti'l'l utt'l firm sars
that in buying II" r ■ br-t 1 1. at his
heal and eye, for signs of intelligence
temper, courage and honesty. I nb-ss
ahorse has brains you cannot teach
him to do anything well. If ha I qual
ities predominate in a horse, education
only serves to enlarge and intensify
them. The head is the indicator of
disposition. A square muzzle, with
large nostrils, evidences an ample
breathing apparatus and iurig j-<-w-r
Next, sis* that lie is well and cb-an cut
under the jowl. with jawN ri' .. broad
and wide apart under the throttle
llreadth and hilin- -■> 1s tw en the ar
um! eyes are always desirable. The
eyes should i>e full and hazel in odor,
ears small and thin and thrown well
forward. The horse that turns his
ears back every now and then Is not to
be trusted. He is either a biter or a
kicker, and is sure to be vicious in
other n-sj>ects, and, being naturally
vicious, ran never I** trained t<> any
thing well, and so a horse with a
rounding nose, tapering forehead and
a broad, full faee ls-low the eyes is al
ways treacherous and not to le de.
{•ended on. Avoid the long legged,
stilti-d animal always choosing one
with a short, straight tack and rump
withers high and shoulders sloping,
well setback and with good depth of
chest, fare legs short, bind b*g.
straight, with low down hock, *b rt
pastern joints, and a round, mulish
shaped fist. Hy observing the abn\ e
directions a horse may be sclcetisl that
is graceful in bis movements, good
nature,! and serviceable—one that wil|
te a prize to the owner.
The Klerk Wilted.
A few days before Congress ad
journed Senator Harris, of Tennessee,
a rather plain-looking old gentleman,
went into the room of the Senate com
mittee on claims to look Up the case of
a Tennessee friend. The clerk of n
Senate committee is always a bigger
man than the chairman, or the presi
dent of the Senate for that matter
The clerk of this particular committee
had never seen Harris liefore, and he
did not like the somewhat Imperative
way In which Harris asked for inform
ation about his friend's claim. "Are j
you the claimant?" he tlnally asked,
sharply. "No," said Harris, "I am
not." "Are you his attorney?" still
more sharply. "No," said Harris as
quietly as before, "I am not." "Well,
then, what interest have yon In the
case?" asked the clerk in the high
keyed-George-llliss tone. "Oh." not
much," said the senator blandly; "but
the people down there sent me to the
Senate, and as the claimant in this rase
Is my constituent I thought the best 1 i
could do was to ask alKHlt It" For
once the clerk wilted.— Troy Time*.
Wtal Ttur An I1 How Tier An
flahril Out.
floral, as an ornamental stone, win
appreciated centuries before its real
nature was known. At lirst It was
thought to belong to the mineral king
dom, iuid then it was recognized as a
marine plant, the coral beads which
were first brought into Greece being
thought to he berries, which hail red*
dened and hardened by cxp'srure to
the air. It was centuries after its first
discovery that an Italian naturalist
called these supjwjsed flowers or 1 jerries
"Coralliurn rubrura,"and scientific men
accept this definition as conclusive.
' lint it was a French doctor at Mar
seilles who found out, not much more
than a hundred years ago, that these
| supposed flowers were in reality ani-
I tnals, endowed with tin: power of vol
untary motion. When, however, he
j communicated his discovery to the
I French academy of sciences, his name
I was coneeab-d, in order to protect him
j from the derision that was expected to
follow his declaration—so persuaded
wire even the men of science that
corals were merely petrified flowers.
The French doctor, however, was J
right. Corals are sea anemones, that •
; have secreted a calcareous skeleton and j
1 have become compound by budding, j
In a living state, the coral branch wo
see in commerce is covered with a
leathery coating of a bright rl color,
studded with small holes, out of which '
j protrude white polyps, with eight ten- j
tales, lmiking exactly like flowers, i
which deceived the Italian naturalist.
Well, it is these colonies of soft-l>odicd
zoophytes which secrete the lime of
which the valuable stone is composi-d.
j Now, although coral is one of the most
' abundant substances in nature- -entire j
islands and reefs le-ing formed of it in
tropical seas the particular variety of
n-d coral is comparatively rare, and is
almost entirely run fined to the Medi
terranean sea. It is there found in
j reefs, a few miles from the shore, and
at depths varying from one to a hun
dred fathoms. The greatest coral fish*
cries are those off Naples, Sicily, far
dinia and Algiers.
Alino.t every year a new !-] i< '
found somewhere along the Italian
coast. A rush Is then made to tie
-j t and the bed is s<wn exhausted.!
Ihe rush us- 1 to be so great, indeed
that it frequently b*.k a man-of-war b
i'lp the fishing fleet in order. Now.!
bowi \er all tins is changed; for. bv tin
to w fisheries act. the disiovi-rer of a
new coral bank has the exclusive right
to fish on it for two v ars. J he valui
of these 1 anks may !••• • dimated at aii
a\erage yearly rate of eiglit thousand
t- nsuf coral, rendering several millions
of jsiiinds sterling! Thee -ral fisheries -
- ff Algiers are under the control of the
French government, which exacts j
heavy duties for the riglit of fishing;
and in order to prevent the exhaustion
of this fishery the reefs arc divided
into ten portions, fen years being thi
time which the coral i - supposed t .
take in onler U re.u h its full growth;!
thus, by fishing < rily •ne of the-*
divisions at a tunc, provision is made
for an uninterruptesi fishery.
Medical Cariosities.
Dr. F. (\ Valentine, who for several
years practiced medicine in Gent raj
America, has written of the "medical
curiosities" of the home practice in
that country. Many of their ri-sort
are curious and amusing, such as thA|
administration of fr-'g soup for all f
skin diseases, but several are worth ,
worth quoting because they are proba- j
My useful suggestions for anyone, as
Marsh mallow- leaves are largely used >
in poultices and for painful hemor
A tea of chamomile flowers is con
sidered tonic and useful in indigestion,
and when hot in colic, whether stom
achic or uterine.
Three ounces of flaxseed in two
quarts of water, reduced by boiling to
one quart, with an ounce of mannn
and the juice of a sweet orange, pro
vides a drink in cases of dysentery, I
which Ir. V. holds fast to, having 1
proved it to lie gixsl — Dr. FooU'h
Health Monthly.
king Alcohol's Way.
A young man by the name of Mur
phy, living in London, went home thf
other night, and instead of finding a
warm welcome and hot supper, hr
found his mother stone dead on the
floor, with her head firmly w edged in a
tin saucepan, hhe was in liquor when
her son left her, and the medical evi
dence went to show that she had
pitched forward upon the floor and
driven her head into the saucepan s
securely that she could not extricate It,
and had consequently died of stiff oca
tion. Since the dawn of creation the
king of terrors has wielded an inflnit*
variety of weapons, bnt probably
never before confronted his vtctim
! with a saucepan.
The Teachability f Oysters.
It In common to quote the oyster as
the lowest example of stupidity, or ab
sence of anything mental, and, an it i
a headless creature, the accusation
might not seem wholly unfounded.
Vet the oyster is tvA such a fool but
that it can learn by exfa-rienoe, for
Dicqueinasc assorts that, if it I*; taken
from a depth never uncovered by the
sea, it opens its shell, loses the water
within, and perishes. Jtut oysters
taken from the same depth, if kept in
reservoirs where they are occasionally I
left uncoverel for a short time, learn
to keep their shells closed, and then
live for a much longer time when
taken out of the water.
This fact is also state 1 by Hingley,
and is now turned to practical account
in the so-call<*l "oyster-schools" of
France. The distance from the coast
to i'aris being t<>o gr.-at for the newly
. dredged oysters to travel without op
ening their shells, they are tirst taught
in the schools to bear a longer and long
er < xjesiure to the air without gaping,
and when their education in this re
spect is completed, they are sent on
their journey to the metrojsjlis, where
they arrive with closed shells and in a
healthy condition. J'ojiulur fc'i'wx
if'int lily.
A Itemed)' for a Troubled Mlud.
A bachelor who had l-cen paying his
att'-nti-nv to a farmer's family, in
whi'h were four daughters, all of
whom had placed their husbands under
wooden monuments in the cemetery,
had struck up an acquaintance wit/T a
w heat "corner" during a visit to C hi.
j < ago, and returned home a very sad
'I he evening of his arrival hotrfe
found the young man at the farmer's
).■ '.i , and together with the widows
and opj man was seated on the steps of
the family mansion. The young man
was unusually cast down, and the
farmer, noticing his dejected appear,
am c, and attributing it to a desire to
relieve his mind of the load, thought
he would assist him in unloading. f>o
' taking liirn by the arm, he led him
| down to the gate, thinking to give Lim
an oppirtunity to free his mind, and
al- 'himst If from an incumbrance of
•>t b a • one daughter.
1 lit ung man, whow as constantly
thinking < t the large amount of money
he bad J"st while ,n Chicago, quietly
• h>*rvcd: "Farmer Jenks, what might
be a r< medy f'-r a tr--übl<-l mind?"
••Well," rejili'd the farmer, "I reckon
aw : iow note."
The young man took a tumble and
took the mite pre- ribecL— Carl J'r'U
:< I'M \\'l/kly.
Ancestral Kc semblances.
A r- •nt writ'T ;-n heredity points
! uit the fact that resemblances will
• rop out in families after centuries
haw elapsed. There is a picture of
. verror Winthrop banging up in the
Ma-sas-bu.sct Is State house. Ex-speaker
Winthr< ;i not long ainee took his seat
under the jK rtr.i t. and every one w A
astonished at the resemblance between
tin- old Puritan and his living descend
ant in our day. The Ilapsburgs, tlie
nigning family < f Austria, have a
-<r.es of family portraits extending
1 ark six hundred years. Thelikenesses
are extraordinary, and all. or nearly al
the mouths have a peculiarly-shaped
urehr lip. llenry of Navarre, tho
French monarch, assassinated by a
! priest, is reproduced in form and fea
ture ly lus descendant, the Due dc
Nemours. The Jewish race is another
! instance of a certain type of form and
I feature maintaining its uniformity
! over eighteen hundred years. This ex
traordinary people have been scattered
over the earth, and subjected to every
\ ariety of climatic and local conditions;
yet in litr - a. Arabia, Morocco, tier
many, England, or the I'nited Mates,
there is a family resemblance which
cannot be mistaken.— DcmonuL
Woman as a Counselor.
A woman's advice is generally worth
j having: so, if you are in any trouble,
■ tell your mother, or your wife, or your
sister all about it. He assured that
light w ill flash upon your darkness.
Women are too commonly judged ver
dant in all but purely womanish af
fairs. No philosophical students of
the sex thus judge them. Their intu
itions or insight are most subtle, and
if they cannot see a rat in the meal
there is no cat there. I advise a man to
keep none of his affairs from his wife.
Many a home has been saved and
many a fortune retrieved by a man's
confidence in his wife. Woman is far
more a seer and a prophet than a man.
if she be given a fair chance. As a
general rule the wives confide the mi
nutest of their plans and thoughts to
their hushnnda. Why not rerlpmrate.
If but for tho pleasure of meeting con
fidence with confidence ? The men
who succeed lest in life are those who.
make confidants of their wives.