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ESTABLISHED IX 1846.
Pcslishcd Etckt Widxisday Mohxiko,
Bridge Street, opposite the Odd Fellows' Hall,
Tub Jcxiata Skxtirkl is published every
Wednesday morning at $1,60 a year, in ad
vance ; of $2,00 in all cases if not paid
promptly in advance. No subscriptions dis
continued until all arrearages are paid, unless
at the option of the publisher.
mm i i ii caa
Attorney at Iov,
Ea"Co'.lf fltiug and Conveyancing promptly
Office on Bridge street, opposite the Court
House Square. '
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OC.ce on Eri Jge street, in the room formerly
occupied by Kira I). Parler, Eeq.
JF. O. I-ONO. residing in Spruce Hill
township, otters frfs services to the citi
zens of Juniata county ul Auctioneer and
Vendue Crier. Charges moderate. Satis
faction warraoted. jn:23-om
g 15. LOUDEN
O.Ters his services to the cititens of Juni
ata county as Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to tea dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3, '69
QYES ! O YES !
II. H. SUYDER, Perrysville Pa,
Teuders his services to the citizens of Juni
ata and adjoining counties, as Auctioneer.
Charges moderate. For satisfaction give the
Ifmchman a chance. P. O. address, Poit
Jioyal, Juniata Co., Pa.
Feb 7, '72-1 y
I) It. P. C. HUXDJO,
m ts m fi tfi ? cs 131
August 13, 18G9-tf.
THU11AS A. ELDER, M. IK,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office hours S A. M. to 3 P. M. Office in
I'siford's building, two doors above theAVn
tmel oHiee, Bridge street. atig 18-tf
jyj 13. GAUVEK,
Hoinsopstlilc Piysiclan and SariccD.
Having located in the borough of Thompson
town, offers bis professional eervioes to the
citizens of that place and vicinity.
OrncE In the room recently occupied by
Dr. Sorg. f June 12, '72-lf
HOMEOPATHIC FHYSICIAX L SUIIGEOX
Having permanently located in the he rough
of MitHintown, offers his professional services
! b eitixeus of this place and surrounding
OSes on Main street, over reidler' Drug
Stare. aug 18 iyC9-tf
Dr. R. A. Simpson
Treats all forme of disease, aud may be con
sulted as follows: At his office in Liverpool
Pa., every SATURDAY aud MONDAY ap
pointments can be isads for other days.
leCall on or address
DR. 11. A. SIMPSOS.
dee 7 Liverpool. Perry Co., Pa.
DR. J. J. APPLEUAUGH has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, and keeps a general as
DRUGS AXD UKDICISES,
Also all ether articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kiud.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc., etc.
j-Tbe Doctor gives advice free
JEST CIGAItS IN TOW N
Twe for 6 cents. Also, the Freehest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestio Wines, and, in short, any
thing yon may wish in the
EATING OR DM S KING LINK,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in the interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
iRally to the Place where yon can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
rpiIE undersigned takes this method of in
JL forming the public that be has just re
ceived at his residence en Third Street, Jlif
iatown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call and examine his stock and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
A-Largc supply constantly on hand.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Hark, Railroad Ties, all kinds o( Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
cash or exchanged for merchandise, co.tl,
lumber, &c, to auit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders bills of lumber
just as wsnted and ou short notice, of ci'hcr
ak or yellow pine lumber.
Janl Port Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
INSTANTANEOUS RELIEF AND SOUKD,
Guaranteed by using my -
Instant Belief for tie Asthma.
It acts instantly, relieving the paroxysm
immediately, and enabling the patient to lie
down and sleep. 1 suffered from this die
ease twelve years, but suffer no more, and
work and sleep as well as any one. Warran
ted to relieve in the worst ease. Sent by
mail on receipt ef price, one dollar per box ;
ask your Drugy-ist for if.
CHAS. P. HURST.
Rochester, Biavsii Co., Pa.
(Groceries at Tilten & Esncnscbade's.
B. F. SCHWEIEK,
VOLUME XXVII, NO. 14
Stock of fioods
IX THE COUNTY,
To Offer to the Public
VKKV LOWEST PKSCES.
Just Received from Eastern
Seeing Them will Guarantee Yon
SHELLEY & STAMBAUGII.
NEW CRYSTAL PEACE BUILDING,
utlFFLIMTO WN, PA.
Oct. 8, 1872.
The Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
Juniata Dallrn Dints arbs,
1S1 GRAPE-VINE XURSERY.
THE undersigned would respectfully in
form the public that be has started a
ftran-vin NnrRprv about one mile northeast
of Mifilintown, where he has been testing a
large uuniocr 01 iae uinereni vneuee ui
() rapes; and having been in tno business lor
seven years, he is now prepared to furuish
VINKS OF ALL THE LEAPING
VARIETIES, AND OK THE
I, O W KATES,
by the single vine, dozen, hundred or thou
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vin-a will do well to call and see for them
jf-ejrGood and responsible Agents wanted.
JONAS OBEUUOLTZER, .
Mifilintown, Juniata Co., Va.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
27ew Shop in Mifflintown.
THE subscriber begs leave to inform the
citizens of Mirhintown, Patterson and
vicinity that he has opened a Boot and Shoe
Shop, for the present, in the room occupied
bv N. E. LiU'eficld'e Tin Shop, on Bridge
street, Mifilintown. where be is prepared to
manufacture all kind of
in the most substantial manner, and at the
lowest prices. BSi. Repairing promptly at
A liberal share of public patronage is soli
cited, and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. IS. fASH-H.
May 29. 1872-tf
Boot and ShoeShop.
rpiIE undersigned, fashionable Boot
JL and Bhoemalter, Hereby respecuui
1. infnrmi the nnblic that he has located
in the borough of Patterson, where he is pre
pared to accommodate the most fastidious in
Gents1 Fine and Coarse Boots,
CIIILDREX-S WE A II, &C&C.
Also, mendinir done in the neatest manner
and upon the shortest notice. A liberal
share of public patronage iB respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
its' Shop located on tho cast side of Tus
carora street, one door south of Main street,
nearly opposite i.aira & ueu s store.
March 8, 1S72
NEW BOOT & SHOE SHOP
la Kevin's Hew Building on
BRIDGE STREET, MIFFLINTOWN.
rpiIE undersigned, late of tho firm of Fa
JL sick 4 North, woull respectfully an
nounce to the public that he baa opened a
Boot and Shoe Shop in Major Kevin's New
Building, on Bridge street, MifHititown, and
is prepared to manufacture, of the best ma
terial, all kinds of
BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS,
GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
He alo keeps on hand a large and well
selected stock of
If oiIj--nijiilo Work,
of all kinds, for men, women and children.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Give me a call, for I feel confident that I
can furnish you with any kind of work you
f$- Repairing don neatly anu at reason
able rates. J. I. NORTH.
May 81, 1872.
jgy-JuxiATA ScHTiKf x. $1,60 ner year.
Teach Us to "Wait !
ur rncF.Ba cart.
Why are we so impatient of delay
Longing forever for the time to be ?
For thus we liae to-morrow in to-day,
Yea, sad to-morrows we may Sever see.
We are too hasty ;" are not reconciled
To let kind nature do her work alone ;
We plant our seed, and like a foolish child
We dig it up to see if it has grown.
The ctd that is to be we covet now.
We cannot wait for the appointed hour ;
Before the fruit is ripe, we shake the bough,
And seize the bud that folds away the flower
When midnight darkness reigns we do not see
That the sad night is mother of the morn ;
We cannot think eur own sharp agony
May be the birth-pang of a joy unborn.
Into the dust we see oar idols cast,
And cry that death has triamphed, lifo is
We do not trust the promise, that the last
Of our enemies shall be destroyed !
With rest almost in sight the spirit faints.
And heart and flesh grow weary at the last
Our feet would walk the city of the saints,
Even before the silent gate is passed.
Teach us to wait until Thou shall appear
To know that all Tby ways and times are
Thou secst that we do believe and fear,
Lord, mske us also to believe and trust !
Tobacco Its Effects en tho Human
Constitution, Physical, . Intolloctnal
BY JAMES COULTER LAYARD, M. U.
TOBACCO AS A MEDICIN3.
We tbiuk tts have now shown to the
satisfaction cf every candid wind tlist
tobacco is an article dcetructive, to a
greater or le?a extent, alike to the health
intellect aud morals of all who nse it,
and tbat ita haWlual use oulit to be
abandoned by every one. In fact-, there
are few who have not nt all time? been
ready to admit this. There are some,
however, who claim for it medicinal
qualities. What are tbpy I
Tobacco is described iu the Dispenea
toms as being a cathartic, an emetic,
a narcotic, a eialagogug, etc. etc. ; and
has beeti said at ouo time or another to
possess nearly- every other medical prop
erty beside. Indeed, thfre is -scarcely
any human malady for which it has not
at some lim e or olhcr letn claimed as a
rcmdy. Yet Dr. Wood speaks of its
present standing as a medicine in the
following terms : "Its remedial employ
inent is less extensive than might bo in
ferred from the variety of its powers."
It seems tlien more recently to have lost
character with the profession as a remed
ial agent. In fact, death has so often
resulted from its use as a medicine, tbat
it is now for the most part abandoned as
Tobacco has sometimes been employ
ed externally as an f metic, in the form
of a cataplasm applied to the abdomen.
It cannot be administered internally to
either man or bonst with safety. We
heard the other day of a man who, hav
ing a eick dog, aud wishi-ig to give him
an emetic, took, a cigar and soaked it in
a glass of water, and gave the dog the
infuVion ; but it killed him so quickly
that he had not time, to vomit.
It is claimed that tobacco is a sover
eign remedy for the itch ! This disease
is an irritation produced by a microscopic
insect, which buries itself in the skin.
From the well known effects of tobacco
in destroying animal and insect life, we
arc disposed to admit that it might be of
some use here. Tobacco is always in
place where there is anything to be kill
ed. But you must look out you do not
kill your patient, too.
It is claimed tbat tobacco is good to
preserve the teeth, and that it cures
toothache How any one could for a
raomen entertain an idea so absurd as
tho former, we cannot imagine. Its
effects on the teeth are directly thj oppo
site. The late Dr. John Burdull, den
tist, of New York, says that tobacco
causes the gums to recede from the teeth
thus loosening them and rendering them
liable to drop out. Dr. Rush mentions
the case of a man in l'hiladelphia who
lost all his teeth by smoking. And
there are well known instances of the
teeth being worn down to a level with
the gums simply by the mechanical effect
cf chewing a quid of tobacco between'
them aided, as it no doubt is, by the
chemical action of the tobacco juice upon
them. Tobacco is certainly the very last
thing in the world that we should ever
think of using as a deutriSce. It may
afford temporary relief in cases of tooth
ache where the nerve is exposed ; but
only in those unaccustomed to its use.
But that it does cither by deadening the
nervous sensibility of the part to which
it is applied, or by causing a revulsion of
the nervous system, making the subject
deathly sick. Wo should think the
remedy was woree than the disease.
No, not even as a medicine do we need
tobacco. We do not think the annals of
medicine can furnish a single instance
TBI OOISTITUTIOa THE 0X103 AID TBS XXrOECUSIXT Of
JUNIATA COUNTY, PNN?A.,
wherein i has saved life, or wherein, if!
benefit has been derived from its employ
ment, the same results could not have
been wore safely obtained from the nee
of some other remedy. Whether as a
medicinal drug or an arriclo-vf daily nse
its tendency and its influence are evil,
only evil, and that continually. Its ill
advised employment as a remedial agent,
per advice of thoughtless physicians has
often led to the formation of habits which
last for life. It had, therefore, better be
Of what use, then, is tobacco ? That
is a question which is more easily asked
than anewered. God, who bringeth good
out of evil, who maketh even the wrath
of man to praise him, may yet in his all
wise providence, and in his own good
time, discover to man the proper 'and
legitimate nse of tobacco, for he has cre
ated nothing in vain ; but when he does
so discover it. it will be found to be, we
ventura to affirm, neither by chewing it
nor by smoking it, nor by snuffing it,
nor yet by suuff-dippiug, nor still as a
medicine, nor in any other way in which
human beings can use it to their hurt, or
to shorten their days. Nor will it then
be found necessary to employ so much
land, labor and capital in its cuii,ation
in order to furnish a sufficiency for those
purposes, whatever they may be ; but
the spontaneous production of Mother
Earth will doubtless be found to be all
sufficient for those ends. Uutil that
period ariives let us possess our souls in
fTo m COSTI NCED.l
A Colony of Polygamists Broken up
Augusta, March 2G.
Joseph T. Curry, the so-called prophet
and apostle of a new dispensation, was
tried at Appling, Columbia county,
Judge Gibson presiding, charged with
polygamy. Curry came from Massa
chusetts, with a colony of about one hun
dred men and women, one year ago,
bought land, settled iu Columbia county,
lived in tents and held property iu com
mon. Curry called Liinielf Elijah and pro
phet Vahevah, superior iu things spiritu
al and temporal. The colony went
along swimmingly for a very brief time
but the prophet took to himself too many
wives. Jealousy aud insubordination
followed, and many returned home, hav
ing to be provided with free passage to
the nearest seaport, cither Chariot ton or
Finally, the colony became so demor
alized that the grand jury indicted him
and his principal prophets. Curry, rob
ed in white linen, with head and feet
bare, in imitation of the Saviour, appear
ed before the court Ilis queen appeared
in the same attire., with white stockings
upon her feet and a white bow upou her
Speaking iu hie own defense, Curry
maintained that men and women could
live together, and that by mortification
and prayer they would bcco:ne perfect
saints, lie repelled the charge of insan
ity, displaying much erudition and famil
iarity w ilh tho Scriptures. Curry had
revelations after revelations that a new
era had dawned, when men and women
should come out of the natural order of
things to a higher Etate of purity.
After speeches from the prosecution
and the defense, the jury retired, and af
ter a half hour's absence returned with a
verdict of guility, with a recommenda
tion to mercy. Sentence will be deferred
for a few weeks. It is thought the pro
phet and his followers will be given an
opportunity to find another Canaan far
away from here in which to pitch their
Geilk.ess is not weakness. A
mind that is addicted only to fawning
and flattery will'never honor truth and
duty by an allegiance based on princi
ple and adorned by true nobleness of
spirit. Such an unsubstantial character
can no more be made to assume the as
pect of real politeness than a sponge or
a fungus of any sort can be polished
like a diamond or gold. Lead may be
heavy enough for many useful purposes,
but it is ton unsubstantial aud worthless
to be coined into the currency of a na
tion ; and so of the public men it sym
bolizes they are too stupid to be ad
mired. True greatness is always sym
pathetic and generous.
A Oregon youth is ascn6ed of dress-
in? ud a straw woman and eivins: it a
sleigh ride through the town, after his
bashful approaches bad been rebuffed
by the genuine article among his female
A LOT of blackfish were driven aahore
by some uneeen enemy' on the Fernan-
dina beach recently. Tno fish was twenty-three
feet long and made two barrels
of oil. The oil of the captured ones
will sell for $10,000.
Somebody sold a dealer in human
hair, in Cleveland, Ohio, some hair tbat
had been cut from the bead of a small
pox patient, and the dealer took tho di
sease aud died.
TH( LAWS. J
APJKIL 2, 1373.
In L:ve With a Chinaman.
The San Francisco redorters construct
interesting stories like the following when
short of copy ; During the recent Beason
of celestial festivities many Americans
availed themselves of invitations to visit
leading Chinese houses of the city and
partake cf the hospitalities of tbc in
mates, the principal cause btiug a desire
to witness the enrious customs of the
Orient. Among the Caucasian ladies
who were the guests of the Chinese was
a belle of New York, a young lady of !
rare beauty and intelligence, combined
with keen wit and a thorough mastery
of the graces of tho drawing-room, and,
above all, possessed of fasciuating amia
bility and benevolence. She has allevia
ted suffering in numerous indigent fami
lies of Gotham, aud is held in grateful
remembrance by numerous proteges in
Mission School ; and iu the higher cir
cles she has moved with equal potency.
She eluded all the blandishments of New
York gentlemen and mingled among the
social lights of Snu Francisco with sitni
. She came here to avoid the rigors of
an eastern winter and to visit friends of
her youth, and uutil her visit to the
Chinese quarters, was happy and conten
ted, even the gayest of the gay. In the
accountant of a large tea store she met,
as she thought, her fate, aud at once fell
in love with him. lie is au intelligent
Celestial, of a graceful figure and manly
bearing, taller than the average of his
countrymen, aud appare nlly about twen
ty .six years of age. His complexion is
fresh, clear and nearly white, his cheeks
-showing just a dash of the ruddy tint
of the pippin, and his teeth seem very
pearls. She was first attracted toward ! as possible.
him by the rap idiry with which he fig-1 ' Some of tho young squaws arc haud
ured, through the aid of his button rack, ' some blackeyed creature?-, with masses
and, after an introduction, was captiva
ted by the charms of his conversation
and especially his analysis of Confucian
lore. The young accountant was smit-
ten by Cupid's dart, and by his delicate j
attentions, in vogue iu polite life allowed j
tho fair inamorata to see that he was will-:
iug to be a captive.
After the young lady had leturned j
here with her friends, she lentarkcd that !
the Celestial clerk was the nicest gentle- j
man bhe had ever met. No one thoaght
strangely of this remark, aud no special j
attention was paid to it. But as time I
passed away aud the young lady contiu- j
tied to praise the Celestial, aud there was
aa increase rather than abatement of her
regard for him her San Fraucisco friends
called her to account and endeavored to
change her taste. All remonstrance
failed to wean her affection from the Cel
estial, and the case each day assumed a
more hopeless feature. The abnormal
affection intensified aud seemed incura
ble, and an estrangement between her
self and friends occurred on this occount
and there was a Bocial earthquake in- the
home where she figured a3 a guest. Her
friends wero finally compelled to hasten
her return eastward to avert an alliance
which would have rent the atmosphere
of social propriety like a thunderbolt.
Eoyal English Scandal.
Although the news brought by the
cable of the separation of the Princess
Louiso from her husband the Marquis of
Lome is staitling, it can scarcely be
called, to thoo who are acquainted with
the cancan of London society, entirely
unexpected. The gushing, sentimental
nonsense about a love match and the
tetting aside of courtly conventionality
and etiquette in order that a Queen's
daughter -might marry a mm of her
choice, which formed so fertile a theme
for certain writers at the time of the wed
ding, was ridiculed by those who hap
pened to know that the Princess Louise's
affections had been for some time fixed
upon an English gentlemen (some say a
clergyman of the Established Church)
considerably inferior to Lord Lorn in
social position, and that the lluke of
Argyle's son was in reality merely ac
cept as at aUer. That an actual sep
aration has taken place between the two
parties may reasonably be doubted, but
that the royal couple "agreed to differ"
for some time past has long been matter
of notoriety in London fashioaabla cir
cles. X. Y. Herald.
An English Judge recently said he
hoped never to see the day when the
jury wpuld be a number less than twelve
as it generally happened that on the
jury there was some cue who had pecu
liar knowledge of the kind of question
to be tried.
The defence of a gentleman who had
deprived his neighbor of Lis turkey and
roasted it was that he found it on his
fence and seized it in paynent of rent of
A deed twenty-seven feet in length
has been filed in the office of the recor
der of Berks county.
Recent experiments abroad Lave
shown that steam will arrtst the progress
of fire quicker than jater.
Chicago has converted 1400 milts of
Logs into pork this season.
. EDITOR AND rKOPIUETOK.
WHOLE NUMBER 1309.
Indian Wives. '
The custom ef taking to themselves
Indian wives still prevails among t'ie
hunters and trappers tf our western
Territories, and a correspondent cf the
Chicago Tribune, writing from Wyom
ing, says : It is no uncommon -thing, iu
this mountainous region to find a white
man and a squaw who have a uumarous
progeny of half breed children growing
up around theta. Thes'j children arc
active and quick wUteil, and their de-
seendants will go toward making np our
highland population. The squaws make
good aud faithful w ives, and so far as
their knowledge goes, good mothers
They seem to enjoy life, and, in their
gambling games, get thoroughly excited.
The women have games cf their own,
and no man interferes with them iu any
way. The game seems to be somewhat
like the old play of the children, called '
!'Button, buttm, who's got the buttou."
During the w hole game all the women
sing together the most lively air I Lave
ever heard among the savages, and all
are eager fur the possession of the gwnd
prize, which consists of beads and head
work, scis'sors, money, needles, thread,
an i a hundred other things dear to the
feminine heart. The chilurcu, too, are
anxious lookers-on, and he who supposes
the .Indians do not enjoy themselves
ought to see them engaged iu this g.ini",
where their whole souls appear to be ab
sorbed in pleasurable excitement. It is
called Ni u-witz. the Game of Hand, aud
while it is goiug on, a woman at either
end of the two rows of players beats on
the poles which separate them with all
their might, keeping time to the music,
aud increasing the enthusiasm as uuch
of lavtn hair, who would attract atten
tion f.nywhere. Their bright colored
blankets set of their charms to the grea
test advantage, Bad they appear modest
and decorous enough. For a long time
1 was of opinion that there was no such
thing as a haudsoice Indian girl, but in
I this I was gieatly mistaken, some of
them being very fair to look upon. They
break early in life, and the old women
look like the veriest hags. The young
girls have all tha playful little ways of
their fairer sister., aud the little cnes
have their dolly papooses, the same as
white chilJrc-n. Human nature, after all
is a good deal the Eame everywhere, and
a little observation among the savages
shows that they are governed by the
same passions and impulses that wo are,
though untamed. A love of ease end a
contempt for hard work arc by no means
confined to the redskins.
A Sinner Excuse.
Apologies for poor dinner are generally
out of place. But when a lady has a
forgetful husband, who without warning,
brings home a dozen guests to sit down
to a plain family dinner for three or four,
it is not in human nature to keep absolute
silence. What to say, aud how to say
it form the problem. Jlrs. Tucker, the
wife of Judge Tucker, of Williamsburg,
solved this problem many years ago.
She was the daughter or niece (I am un
certain which) of Sir Peyton Skip with,
and celebrated for her beauty, wit, ease
and grace of manner. Her temper and
tact were put to the proof ne court day,
when the judge brought with him the
accustomed half score or more of lawyers
for whom not the slightest preparation
had been made, the judge having quite
forsotton to remind his wife that it was
court day, and she herself, strange to
tell, having overlooked the fact.
The dinner was served with elegance,
and tMrs. Tucker made herself very
charming. Upon rising to leave the
guests to their wiue, she said : "Gentle
men, you have dined to day with Judge
Tucker; promise me now that you will
diue to morrow with me."
This was all her apology, whereupon
the gentlemen swore that such a wife was
beyond price. The judge then explain
ed the situation, aud tho next day there
was a uolle banquet.-
Moral: Never worry a guest with
apologies. Lip-noAC Magazine for
gentleman who lives on Brown's
rn iullir C0Unty receutly killed a
goose ; and while a domestic was dress
ing the fowl she found a gold ring in its
maw. The ring looked as though it bad
been ground off ou the edges, or had
been melted by intense heat. It was
lof t by a member of the amily ten years
jIa.n i3 liko a snowball. Leave him
lying against the sunny fence of pros
perity, and all the good that's in Lim
melts like butter; but kick him around,
and he gathers strength with every suc
cessive revolution, until he grows into
an avalauchc. To succeed you must
, ee? raoTI!:g-
, Tlfi7st female graduate of 51 iaLigin
. L-civtrsity ba3 uecn 0frered S30C 0 a year
; and her expenees to tell what she knows
i in a Japan school-house.
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Lucca's' AI;:ntura in St. Petersburg.
We clip from the Hartford Cunrat
this story, which, whether original r. ih
that journal cr ant, is good cnonr. f..r
One dny in T-c wii.tir of 1SG- an !o
gintly dressed htdy walked down the
principal street of l't. I.terlurg. She
was evidently a stranger, and gazed w ith
lively interest on the stately and vast
buildings that distinguish the espial of
the North. The d ly was excessively
cold, though the sua sh !:e. But the
lady, bei:ig will provided with furs,
seemed to pay little attention to the ten
peraiure. Presently a fat old merchant passed aud
looking atleiitivily at her head sai l a
few words in Bussia.l. 'Ihe lady smiled
and bowed, though she evidently did not
understand the l.inguags. A few steps
further ami the se.mo thing happened.
the man beit g this time a Llorer. She
stniled again and passed on. The next
that accosted her in this fashion was a
young and handsome Ui jar, who repea
ted his jhruse w hen he saw r.o other
effect than a smile. The lady seemed
not to rrgtrd him, ani so, in a moment,
ho seized a handful of snow, ami hold
ing her head with one hand, vigorously
rubbed her ear3 with the snow iu tho
other. A scream and violent resistance
followed, bnt he held her tight aud rubb
ed f:esh handfnh) of snow oa her littlo
cars 1 bo I.i-.ly culled tor Iiclo Iuetilv.
but the crowd that gaihered locked on
without interfering. At last a lieutenant
canto near, and "cognizing her, explain
ed the matte: i:i German.
Madame Lucca," he said, "your ears
were freezing rapidly. Ouo docs not
perceivo this one's self, but ethers no
tice the purple color. This young man
told you, but seeing that yon took no
notice, he applied the usual remedy."
After this the primi donna kept very
quiet until her ears were safe, and then
rewarded their saviour. The same thing
happened ycarj ago to I'.achel, the great
tragedienne, only in that case it was tho
nose. However, it would have bca as
bad for a singer to lose her ears r.s for an
actress her noil.
" Electric Fishes.
The actioa cf electric. Cshea m.ty bo
likened to that of lightning, iu being in
dependent of our intention. The shocks
cf the gy:n:ioti!3 arc particularly formid
able. Alexander Humboldt relates that,
having j ut both of his feet on oi;e cf
these fish, jnst taken from the water, he
experienced so violent a shock that he
felt pains iu all his joints the rest of the
day. These shocks throw the strongest
animals down, and it is necessary to avoid
rivers frequented by the gymuotug, he
cause, in attempting to ford them, horses
or mules might he killed by the dis
charges. To capture thec fish the
Indians drive wild horses into the water,
stirring the eels up ont of the mud by
their trampling The yellow:.- h, livid .
creatures pre.-s against the borers under
their bellies, throw do'.vn the greater part
and kill some of them, but, exhati-te-J in
their turn, t!..'y are then easily taken,
wi:h the aid cf small harpoons.
The savages twploy thein to euro
paralysis. l'.ur.Jay compares the thoek
of a gyninotii-', which he had an oppor
tunity to study, to that of a strong but
tery of fifki ii j lis. A live tel out of
water, when touched1 by the hand, coin
municates a t-hock strong in proportion
to the extent of surface in contact, and
the stroke ij f.dt up to tire shoulder, and
followed by a very unpleasant nuinbr.es?.
It may be transmitted- through twenty
persons in a chain, the first one touching
the back and the list the bel'y of the
eel. The fi.-her.nen discover the presenco
of an eel i:i tin ir nets by experiencing a
shock in thr wi.) pnilfnls of v. atcr on
to wash thein. Water is a good conduc
tor, and 1 Lis fish kills or benumbs tho
animals it feeds 6n by delivering a dis
charge thrrn -h the water.
AuijLST I'ht m i.w owns one of the
large boxes at the Academy of M-isie in
New York. U is Lis and l.eiis' ns
long as the building stands, and the f.ini
ily can always attend s:iy j rferi.ianco
there whatever ithotit p-iying- Tho
price paid for this box was seventeen
thousand five hundred i!nl!ars.
A (iE.NH.KMFN in North Carolina built
a fire in his house on his we Mh:rr day,
twenty five years pgo, and Lr.s kept it
burning nibt and d.iy ever oince, and
declares his intention never to permit it
to die out whilo h'! lives.
Japanksk letter carriers trot over
mountains and plain at the rite of sixty
miles a day.
Tub weather is so warm in San An
tonio, Texa., that t!.ey are suffering from
the want of ice.
Fakrxts should guard against their
children reading fiction or light lityruy
trash. The market is full of such
The Persians say of noisy unreasona
ble talk, "I hear the sound of the luill
ttone, but 1 see no meal." j,