Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 06, 1883, Image 7

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A I'rralan ■<•<!)'• Fare,
C. Wills says that by Persian In
dies, on all important occasions—a* at
entertainments, weddings, etc.—is
usually much painted, save l>v young
ladies in the heyday of beauty. The
color is very freely applied, the cheeks
being reddled as is a clown, and the
neck smeared with white, while the
eyelashes are marked round with kohl
(black antimony). Sham moles or
stars are painted on the chin and
■cheek. Even spangles are stuck at
times on the chin or forehead.
lalittrlenna l.a<r.
it is a fact not commonly known
even among lace dealers, that very lit
tle of the article known iis Valenci
ennes is made in that far-famed locali
ty. It is dittleult work, requires a long
apprenticeship, absorbs all the maker's
time, and is so inadequately remuner
ated that labor seeks other fields. As it
takes several months, and sometimes
even a year, to make a coupon three
yards in length, and as it is impossible
for the operative to remain so long a
time without compensation, it is cus
tomary to pay by bandes, there being
three bandes in a yard, and twelve in
a coupon—the result of this being that
the material is furnished and almost
the whole amount due the maker paid
out a long time before the completion
of the work. What is known as Va
lenciennes lace is, in fact, made exten
sively at Ypres, Courtrary, tihent,
Bruges, and in almost all parts of
Flanders; and in the production of one
coupon of the fabric rarely less than
4'>> spindles and 1500 pins are em
A I oung Italian lilrl'a l.tfc*
The Italian girl is kept as close a
prisoner as her French sister. She
must never l>e seen unaccompanied,
either by a mother, father, elder broth
er, or married sister, she sleeps in a
room close to her mother, and which
nas no other entrance or exit, save
through her mother's apartment. No
man is allowed to speak to her save in
tier mother's hearing, and when en
gaged she is not permitted a moment
to say a word unheard by her mother
to the man who is to be her companion
for the rest of her life. However old
she may be. if unmarried she must not
be seen out alone; whereas, on the
contrary, if married, however young
she may be, she is allowed every free
dom. A married woman of fifteen
may l>e chaperon to a girl of forty or
fifty years of age. An unmarried vv<>-
man cannot even eross tho street to
buy a yard of ribbon alone, she is
rarely trusted alone with servants.
That she has her love romances de
spite the watching, need to !• added.
,A'w York A uremM.
The babies of New York have at
tracts the attention of correspond
ent of the Chicago /itUr-fkyun, who
w rites that the sidewalks in the pre
cincts of poverty are littered by them,
as w ill be the case as long as hot weath
er lasts, and that there is about as
much juvenility out of doors in those
more fashionable quarters w here tene
ments are called flats. The creepers
and toddlers here are attended by
nursemaids, neat in their white raps
and aprons, idle except for the light
duties of keeping their little charges
clean and safe, ami altogether the best
placed among servants. "Just think
of it," said a keeper of an employment
bureau. "These nursemaids get from
ten to twenty dollars a month, the av
erage being atxmt fourteen dollars.
Not so much skill is required of them
as of the commonest cook or laundress,
their work is very light, they are put
into the b.-st sleeping rooms in order
to l>e with the youngsters at night, and
by day they lounge in the parks. Tak
ing thrir lx>ard into account, they get
as good as a dollar to a dollar and a
half a day. 'That is as much as the
average wages of salesgirls in the
stores, and considerably aliove the earn
ings of the hard-working girls In the
cigar, clothing, (lower and other facto
rial. You'd suppose that such places
would bo sought after; and so they
are, hut entirely by foreign-l>orn girls.
The nursemaids are Swedish, French,
German, Irish —everything but Amer
ican. Girls born in the city seem to
.nherit pride from the soil. They will
not go Into menial service, especially a
branch of it which requires them to
wear anything like a livery."
Faihlon Ante*.
Jackets different from the skirt are
much worn.
ltaglans for travelling have Japanese
sleeves with dolman backs.
The empire puff worn at the bottom
of the skirt has been revived | n Paris.
Small mantelets of cloth are newer
than Jackets with tailor-made cloth
Transparent sleevps of fore or em-
broidery are much used for handsome
Curtains are now hung in one piece
thus doing away with the parting in
( the center.
Boston high and low chignons arc
, worn by fashionable women, but they
must he small,
A 1 iii\7 of ribbon In many loops is
• worn on the left shoulder of evening
dresses by young ladies.
Tan. stone-color, and black are the
popular colors fur the Jersey silk
gloves, worn with dresses in the street.
ivory white ottoman ribbon or pale
blue, rose or lemon colored velvet rile
bona are used for these long looped
Basques o* black chcnilc gau/.c, lin.sl
with colons I silk, are new for wearing
with skirts of Spanish lace, or of vel
vet grenadine.
Ball fringe lor edging the bottoms
of kilt skii ts or silk or satin, is made of
jet beads over cork, yet is of a suffi
cient weight to hold the pleats in place.
The checked or irregularly barred
Louisine silks of soft quality and
evenly twilled are likisl for travelling
dresses, and may be bad in all the dark
j stylish colors.
| Collarettes of lace take the form of
high ruffs or of a row of lace turmsl
( piwn over a ribbon passing around
the neck, finished with two jabots side
by side, giving a square effect.
Colored stockings have given so
much discomfort to ladies and children
i by "crocking," and are so apt to wash
badly that they are being given up by
, many, and ecru Balhriggans are used
j instead.
New Paris sunshades are formed
i entirely of black lace gathered and
: lined with light mauve Hindi, the
stick in elmiiy terminating in a small
! elN.ny hood, which incloses a rarved
I ivory head.
Both painting and lace on one fan is
: a popular method of decoration, the
lace serving as a sort of frame for a
| large painted landscape in the center,
or for two or three medallions placed at
irregular Intervals on the face of the
The whiti l;. e overskirt and fichu
I of mnhesque lace make simple Surah
dresses rich enough for dinner and
1 evening toilets. The short skirt may
have lace ilminci*. or heavier silk
lionnccs may be notched in wolf s teeth,
as the sharp j>oints are called, and
placisl in many thick frill*.
Hair-dressing is l>ccoming more
elaliorate. The fashion of arranging
the hair quite on the top on the hea"'
; is gaining favor, and the front is part.*l
on the left side. Twists, mils, loops
and braids are gathered up on the
i crown of the heart, and fastened there
I with long shell-pins or jewelled eoiiibs.
W hen >imrru Was Dry
A corres|Kindent of the Buffalo ' '<-
j ei/'■(>// relates an instance when the
great XiagHru censed to flow, and .1.--
| scrilies remarkable diacoveries in the
' dry channel, as follows;
In the spring of I*4ll, I think it was
at all events it was about that date
-the people on the banks of the Niag
! ara were surprised to see the water
rapidly receding from the shore. It
continued to fall until there was ab*.>-
lutely no water Mowing through the
i rapids, except a small stream in the
very middle of the river be|. Asa
matter of course so strange a circum
stance gave rise to no end of specula
• tion, and attract**! people to the river
from far and near. 1 have forgotten
now just how long the water ccas.il to
Mow, hut it must have been for nearly
a day. What was done while the river
| bed was dry could not have been ac
; contplished short of several hours, and
I distinctly rememlfer that hundr.*ls of
people spent most of the day in explor
ing the lndtom. For some reason the
1 impression prevailed upon people in
; Chippewa, that in the river channel
was a spring similar to the burning
| spring on the shore near the head of
j the rapids. Search was institut.il,
; and sure enough a gas well of large
| proportions was discovered quite a
| distance out in the channel directly op
posite the mouth of Chippewa creek.
The thought occurred to somelvody !
that it would lc a good idea, now
that the river was dry, to alta.li a
tube to the well and keep the gas
burning. Accordingly a number of
men repaired to the foundry in the j
village and there found a large iron
kettle such as is used in lmiling down t
sap. They drilled a hole in the l>ot
tom, put a thread in it, fitted a piece
of tubfhg to it, and carted the two
down to the gas well in the river chan
nel, The kettle was turned Imttom
side up over the well, the tube insert
ed in the bottom, and a glass lamp put
on the top, the idea being to have a
sort of natural beacon light. But the
Mow of gas was so strong that when a
. j match was applied the lamp was blow n
i into The gas, however,
continued to burn from the end of the
tube, making u brilliant at flight,
for u long time afterwards and until
the tube was carried away by Ire.
"To whose mind does not the sound
of a bell call up joyful or frightful as
sociations?" queries a writer in the
New York Nun. "While listening t>.
the ringing >1 a school bell, what man
or woman does not return, in imagina
tion, to the days of childhood? At
the tolling of a lire-alarm bell, who
does not recollect stirring and perhaps
tragical scenes? What Irishman is
not Idled with awe at the mention ol
the four sided I'big an cad hachtu
I'hatraie (the bell of Patrick's will)?
What liussian does riot feel proud thai
his ('/ar-Koiokol (the <Var bell) is the
largest bell in the world? What Lon
doner will riot bet all lie is worth that
there are no la-lls in' the world like
Mow bells? What New Yorker will
not fail to uphold the superiority ol
the Trinity chimes? What working
man does not take pride in tin* old
Mechanics' bell? What Imtcluuan
does not know that at Mruges there
are tin- finest carillons in Lurope?
The associations aroused in the miriij
i of the student of history by the sound
of bells are cxceedingM interesting
In I gypt, thousands of years ago, th
feast of Osiris was announced by the
ringing of hand bells. Aaron ami
other Hebrew high priests wore goblet
bells attached to their vestments Tin
prii-sts of t'ybele used hand bells IE
their rites. The Creek* employed
tin-in in their military camps and
garrisons. My their tititinnabiiluia
the Koinans announced the hours of
work ami of bathing. Mot bells a r<
1 most intimately connected with the
j services of the Christian church. The
i passing I-ell and the ave bell are ot
christian origin; and, alas' the horrible
excommunication bv Im-11, l*ok. and
, candle also originated with men pro
fessing tile religion of love. In all
< 'hristcndoin there can hardly In- found
a church without a ls-11.
The republics of Novgorod and
j I'skov had their silver Ix-lls. at whost
■ sound the sovereign peiple um-il to
assemble to discuss state affairs, or
perilap to try their prince or an Arch
bishop. The Nov gorodians were
massacred and "swam in tlu-ir own
blood" when their silver Ix-lls were
taken down and carried away by the
Moscow c/ar. and in Pskov all the
men, women and large r children crust
i seebleeel, mid groaned fe r .1 day atul *
night on parting with their silver I e-H
j Ivan the Terrible nsesl te< orib-r that
the largest lecll of Moscow be- te>|bs|
when he was abeiut to bang a man eet
liii|H>rtanre>, whether a promine-nt
lbward or a elaring rubber.
In every civilized country manv
jeeM-ts have taken the- music <ef Im-IK a
a tbeine. Longfellow, translating hi-e
"Song ef the- Me-||" from the tee-rtlian,
exclaim* ,
s*' how ran*! tti-n roonni
111 -.W ranftt life I rf-e.t. r
TT< . *rt lut tn t J%I (lull *
Ami ll our sorrow I nc.
\ll<| i) f| • ' Hg>
TJUU rtH| Uie-11l all *
Coining Metal*.
The coining ed nil the metals is
1 practically the same. The gobl comes
tee the-mint in properly alloyesl ingots,
weighing aleeiut l*ti otinres each
These ingots are-taken to tlu- rolling
j room, where they are he-nted tei a hrigiit
res| heat anel then rolled l-t ween chill
od iron rolls until they are- twee-tenths
of an ine-h thie-k ami aleout six inches
I wide. The plates are- then xnnealed at
1 a resl he-at and are- plunge-el in cold
i water, which makes the gold or silver
seift anl teiugh. The- plates are again
j rolled into plates the- required thick
: ness feir the coin, called fillets, and
these fillets are then "drawn" to give
them a uniform thb-kne-ss. The fillet* 1
are next cut into round blanks, 01 (
"planehe-ts," a little- large-r than the re
e|iiircd coin. Kvery hlank is here care
j fully examines), tee see if it is jw-rfect,
anel if it is too light it is reine-ltesl, and
if too heavy it is reduced by filing
The next proeess is tee raise the slight
! rim on the eelge of the coin, which is
| done by a milling machine at the rats
jof 120 coins a minute. Ily these pro
cesses the blanks have become hard
and discolored, anel they are again
cleaned and annealed, which process it
quite a long one. The blanks are then
coined. It is ini|>otsible to descrilx
the counting machine, but the blank:
are feel to It through a tulee. A perm
liar iron hand takes each piece am.
I lays It upon the lower face of the die
lIOUI faces of the coin and the fluted ot
reeded edge are struck with one blow
when the Iron hand picks up the colt
and puts another blank in its place
The pressure upon the coin In, for s
•20 gold piece, equal to about seventy
five bens, and eighty plecea are coined
j jx-r minute.
Germany has at pre-sent over 150
lebools of agrleult ure, viniculture, ete-.
(-'.aeliof them has farms, gardens, etc,, !
It appears that the leaf of 11 plant
fan be traiisforuie-d into useful work
as much as forty pe-r cent, of the- solar ;
energy it receives ami absorbs.
Quinine ami ehineorut have prove-il
fatal to rabbits, guinea-pigs and ilogs
when administereel in certain quan
'ities under the skin. A dose of two
grains proved e-imugh to kill a elog
which weighed 12 kilos.
M. Ilerve Mangoti calls atte-rition to
the- ease with which the ice-plant can
1 l>e; eultivute-d on a large- si-ale- as a
; source- of potash. According to him,
I the fresh plant contains about half of
I one per cent of potash.
The greatest heat of tin- air in
the; sun probably never cxci-e-ds
11.5 degrees, nor the greatest obi
j G-5 degrees be-low zero. About Ff de- j
gn-e-s above ami l' ib-gree.s In-low Z'-ro
are- tin- extreme's for tin- I nitesl Mates
j #"1 ve-ry unusual.
I'rofe-ssor I'roe-tor reasons that the
moon litis grown old six tmi'-s as fast
as the- earth, a i-oiuparisori of the
masses and raeliating surfaee-s of the
two bodie-s, making it e-vide-nt that
the earth's internal lu-at was origin
ally sufficient to last six times as l->ng
•as the- Anoon's supjily. On the very
' moderate assuiuption, therefore, that
only twelve mi 1 lions of years have
passe-d since- the earth ami the- moon
we-rc at the same st ige <>f planetary
life-, this astronomer shows us that
sixty millions of years must elapse
before- the- e-artb Will have- re-achl-d
the- stage- *-f life through which the
moon is now pa-sing
Alligator I.eatncr.
A large- varie-ty of pocket books, card
1 ase-s, bane I bags, an-1 other art i<les made
e*f a peculiar uiottlesl le-athe-r was seen
( iti at hamlee-rs street, New York, show
case-. A long narrow piece of the-same
kind of leather hung over them. It
was rounded at one- e-ml an*l tajx-red
away to a point at tin- **ther. Two
tlipjH rs projected from * a- It side? *-f it.
"The use* of albgat-ir skins seems t<>
Is- increasing," a .seen re-pot- r -.u*l t-*
the proprie-tor of the show * ae\
"The im-rcaae is astonishing." he? r<-
pliesi. "Twelve- or flfte-e-n year* ago
alligator leather was tannest as a curi
' iisity. Few article*-* were tna*le of it.
About four year-* ag->, however, the
manufacture <-f alligator leather lx-gan
In earnest. First ;i few shoes
were uia*le- of it. and the- man
•ifa< turers of such g*e-|s *aw there
tv;i.s soiiie-tbing in it. It is apes nliarly
beautiful leather. The-re are n- two
►kins niarkeel juit alike, ami it follows
that m> two artel-- ina-b- e*f the
leather can lee- alike. The natural
roller eif the- leather is attractive, a*i<lc
from the beauty of the- marking. It
linislu-s soft ami flexible?. It is con
r-sbsl that Americans tan ami finish
it in a manner *u|x-rior to tie- 1-e-st
workmanship of the old oountrv.
He-re is a pe*-ke-tls-k; American
Alligator skin forms the- outside;
American calfskin the lining Anv
fudge *if sin li gomls w ill say tliat it is
i*y all *lils the- hanelsoinest as we-11
*s the- ls-st leather of the- kind in
xisteme. >ixtv dollars a dozen for
uch go<*|s. small as they are, is a
ow price.
"\\ hile the- les-auty of alligator
leather is its chief characteristic it.s
lurabilitv is of liarillv les* importance,
riiese- gripsacks e*f alligator leather
evill outwear their owner*, no matter
oow youthful. With these two things
in its favor, it is no wonder that the
ule of alligator le-athe-r is incre-asing."
"How many alligators we-re slaught
'resl to satisfy the demand last year?"
"Not less than half a million."
"How do you ge-t the skins, and
( a he-re- do they come from?"
"Most of them come from Florida
and the other Unit states. The alli
gators are shot with rilles, and the
; ne-gioes have almost a monopoly of the
business. When an alligator crawls
jut on the sand for his afte-r-dinner
deep he falls a victim. The negro gets
1 from fifty ee-nts to a dollar apiece for
alligators. The hunt Is carried on so
v igorously that the reptiles are teegin- '
ning to grow scarce. Laws will have
I to la l enacted eventually to protect
tliein during the breeding season and
when young.
"All sizes from two to eighteen fpet
in length are now killed. The choice t
skin is six feet long. There is as much
difference between the six-foot skin
and the eighteen-foot skin as there is
leetween a calfskin and an ox hide
The skin* are packed in lime for two
months to remove the horny scale*.
The remaining process is much like that
for any leather. It takes four months
to prepare a skin. There Is a tannery !
for alligator skins in Brooklyn.*
*oie Inlcrrilliti facts About l,n|llah
t-arrn lalHirrri.
A correspondent of the Hartford
TIIHI-M gives in a recent letter some
facts in regard to wages, et<-. Most of
the land in Kngland, lie say, is farmed
by renters, who pay from s■"> to lib p-i
aire. When land commanding this
rent changes hands, which is very sel
duin, it brings from |lsb to |22-5 an
acre. Horses usisl in farmwork are
usually of a massive build, so common
in this country, and range in prices
lroii 1 |J<hi to |ph 1. good milch cow
with calf is worth $l5O. Farm laleir
ers 1 arn from $d.J5 to $1 a week, and
frequently have large families to sup
port out of this pittance. I>ll ririg hat*
vest, which l;ists from a month to sit
weeks, tin-farmer contracts with bit
hands to work for him during tbi
whole time, putting in about eighteet
hours of bard labor a day f*r SJ.S, witl
st> extra for beer. At this perirsl tin
weekly wage is, of course, suspended
The marvel is that these farm laborer!
are able, *>n th.-ir small ineomi* to ke< |
up -m il a g-ssl appearance. The mat
lias a g-><sl suit of bbu-k in which t<-gv
to church on Sundays, and his wifi
--its by his side, attinsl with equal D'-at
neas and eolufi rt, arid tliey le-tb, witl
tlu-ir children also, present 1 tidy anc
well-* arisl-ior look as you >c<- them < 1
the streets during the week. Thei
dwellings, vi-w*--l from the oiitsida
am suggestive of anything but j*>verty
or distress. They are of liumble dl
incnsioiis, to I-*- sur*-, but the win-lows
shad'sl by imitation lace curtains, a
many <>f them are, and lit tiphvfiowi r
ing plants, present a really Is-autifu
appearance, arid whet tin- app-titc f**i
an inside view. tvithin you lirid
almost invariably clcanlin?-ss and
g.>.l cheer, and, what is -till ls-tti r
an all-p'-rvailing li"ine Thi
house looks all over as though it trnt
o*-( upiisl by tics'- who felt it a privi
lege t*> live tin-re and vu-ri- l-iit on
making the place something ls-y.*ii'l
a mere shelter. That tli:* <l.lss 111 af.a
their small earning- serve them m
w-11 is owing to several r<as'-ns.
I'ents are very low, these tasteful
dwellings co-ting them, with a small
garden att* led. from s!'■ to $Jn a
year <1 -thing. ?'*, costs less than
one-half M >l--s in America, and is
tie-re durable. The sch'siling of the
children .(mounts to scarcely any
thing For the tir-.t child four cents
a week must Is- paid; f-u the second,
two outs; for the third, tw * cents;
an-I all the other little ones, even if
there should I**- a score, g * t*> sch'*->l
fre*-. in return f--r tin- sum the
children get a fair education and
have all the necessary Ixe-ks found
for them. The farm laborers suffer
the inost in the matter of eating.
They get enough, such as it is, but it
is of a kind at which the poorest in
our land would deem it a virtue to
turn up tlu-ir no-*--* in contempt. F<>t
breakfast and tea the bill of fare is
bread and dripping, the latter a cheap
substitute f*r butter. For dinner a
v egetable pudding is usually the order,
and I am credibly infornnsl that if
these people g*-t a little fat bacon
two or three times a week, they con
sider they are li.ing on the fat of
the land.
Abdel-cl-kader's Treaty.
The following is an exact transla
tion of the terms in which the lats
ANI-el-Kader made his final treaty of
peace with France; "tirace to (;<*!
only. I give you mv sacred word,that
does not admit of any doubt. 1 de
clare I wilinot again excite mv people
against the French, either by person,
or by letters, or by any other method.
I take mv oath lx-fore Mohammed.
Abraham. Moses, and .lestis t 'hrist, by
the Turat. the .New Testament, and
the Koran, by the Ixxvk of Mokliar and
the Moslem. I take this oath solemnly,
from my heart and tongue. This oath
is binding 1 h>th on me and my friends,
who sign not this present paper with
me because thev do not know to w rite.
Compliments of AM-el-Kader. son of
Mahhi-el-Din." While the famous
chieftain was at St. Cloud he saw a
clock which indicates! the time in all
the principal cities of the world. Mecca
included. He at once set his watch by
Mecca time, so that he could nay his
prayers at the same time as those who
were so happy as to live near the
Kaaba. Then he knelt down with his
face toward the Holy City and prayed
to Allah -probably the only such cere
mony that ever ooeorrrd within the
walls of the palare of St Cloud.
Advertising Pay*.
Ihvn't drop your ad. liecause It is
"Itetween hay anil grass," and you
have nothing to sell now. Those who
continue before tlie public are always
remembered, while those who adver
tise occasionally are as often forgotten. ,
If you have sold all uu* and have ,
nothing to sell till fall, it will pay to ;
say so. Those who have lieen the most i
sueceasful will tell you the same.
- • •• -
THf Manner In H'hlfh l#rf and l>umk
l*r||r Talk-
Vo one ecing 1 ' ,,! *'K n language c *°
I' Ij> admiring it beauty and graoeful
, ,<"<•>. 'I his language is very simple,
rfieJ any one taking the trouble to
tinly it with one of the speaking em
|>loyen at the asylum who in awjuaint
| cd with it, couhl soon acquire it. It is
universal among mutes, ami is founded
upon the most natural and convenient
way of imitating the forms of objects
sj>oken of, or making some sign which
suggests some 'juality or trait of it,
w iienever this is |MMsii>ie. Here area
few examples of tiie way different
things are expressed:
I >og >iap the right just al*>ve
the knee with the right hand (as if in
\ iti rig a dog to come to you).
tiirl f lose the right hand, h-ftvirig
the thumb sticking out. Pass the
thuiuh over the <hek a few times,
downward strok-s (indicating, perhaps,
"no beard.")
Itoy ('lose and oje-n the thumb of
ttie right hand against the lingers rap
idly several times near and in front of
the forehead, the back of the hand
l-eing upward.
Man Same sign, arid immediately
ra; e the hand high aljove the head
(indicating "high Imy.")
House Touch the (mints of the ex
tended lingers and draw lsjth hands ob
lajtiely down, tiie rigiit toward the
rigiit, and tiie left toward the left, ai
if describing the roof.
Hat Take ufl the hat and put it on
again If you happen to have none on,
go the- gh the motion with the empty
li' Kit Kxtend ti.e second finger of
Imtli hands and draw up the leg, ,o if
fuilling on a l't.
Ibejk l'ress tiie lingers of each
hand together, and the thumbs against
| the lirst lingers, place the lower edge#
iif tiie hands together, and open and
j stint as a book.
('at Move the hands as if pulling a
mu-ta he on both si les.
Knglishman (1 rasp the edge ot the
h-ft hand leu k <if the little linger with
the riiri>t hand, the hack of ts.it h l*-ing
! up.
(.< rman Kxtend the lingers of IsAh
bands and < russ t lie <xtg<-s of tiie x.rists,
the rigiit one up; shake the fingers
( Itiinh is ( rim>k the thumb and
i ngers of the rigiit haml to form the
letter (', and shake tiie hand.
I leaf and Munib itace the tirst lin
ger on the rigid hand to the lip* and
then to the ear.
Mate House Place the first fingers
I of l-"th hands to tiie rigiit anil left
temples respectively, and make tiie
ign of house, dcscritxsl above.
Penitentiary Cross the open fingers
f.f l-'tii )iands to make liars, and pass
the hands across the sides to indicate
I rmjv-s.
These signs are, of course, much
simpler than many others which must
|- seen to ls desert I ml, but they serve
to show hhe manner in which the sys
tem is formed. Abstract ideas are
3'iite as easily and rapidly expressed.
Hid it is astonishing to note the few
(••riis and adjectives it is necessary te
tpell out by letters in a long conversa
tion. For instance, clapping the fin
gcr of tiie right hand and the palm of
the lift mean* school; placing the
| dins and fingers of both hands to
gether. prayer; waving the handker
chief in a crowd where deaf inutes are
invariably collects tnem together; to
!iint the fingers of the right hand at
the oje-n palm of the left and shake
them commatius pupils to study; touch
ing the left palm with the fingers of
the right hand and rapidly passing
them towards the head a few ttmes
means to learn ( that U, taking knowl
edge front a Imok into the head):
passing the right palm over the upper
, rnd of the left list means enough, or
Uled; pressing the first, second and
third lingers of the right hand against
'.he chin, with the thumb and small
anger extended to the right and left
t -sportively, means to make a mistake
r Is- wrong, etc.- Ohio Stale Jmurnal,
Wanted the lt*M.
A travelling man who makes yearly
fisits to a country store in Kentucky,
liove up to the establishment the
rther day and asked to SEC the IKWS.
"How are you. Smith?' he said.when
I very depressed looking man came to
the door.
"How are you! Who did you want *
"1 wanted to see the lmsa."
"til right, l'U call - "
"Why, ain't you the Isms'?"
"Xo; not any more," and he look.xi
Ivor his shoulder in a frightened way.
"You were when 1 was here a year
-Yes, I know It, but you see I've
jot married since then."
There is no benefit so small that a
jpwxl man will not magniiy it.