The Jeffersonian. (Stroudsburg, Pa.) 1853-1911, September 14, 1876, Image 1

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VOL. 34.
NO. 15.
' 4
Published by Theodore Schoch.
TkiIM Two dollars year in advance and if not
paid li.'foro th -nd of the year, two dollars and fifty
tentt will ho rharjrt-d.
X naper lisontinud nnttl all arrearages are
jaM. except t the option of the Editor.
ttrf- Advertisements of one sipiare of (cipht lines or
loss, one or three insertions Si 00. Knelt fulditioital iu
sert ion, ."( cent.s. Longer ones in proportion.
rs?ct in the lik'hest style of the Art, and OB the
most reasonable terms.
IS. SHU I, I., 91. D.
Second door below Burnett House. Residence
2nd d'mr west of HR'ksitc Quaker Church. Office
hours s .) ! a. in, 1 to U p. ut., 6 to 'J p. lu.
M:iv J"-, i r;-t r.
1'liysiciuit and Surgeon,
)ffiee. f.irinerlr occupied by Pr. Seip. Residence with,
.1. I. Miller, one door lu-low the ji-flcrsoniuti Olfice.
i;!;ce hours, 7 to S, 12 to 3 and G to 'J.
M iy ii, i tf.
x. ii:cii,
Siirffooa Dentist.
n:Tie. ii. .Ta. K.1 inr'a new bjiilJini;, nearly opposite
theStroii.J.'ilHirK Jtuuit, aUmni.stcFcl lor extactinj;
w hen deir-d.
Stroiid-hnr;;, I'a. f.Tan. 6,'76-tf. -
ii. ;s:o. m'. jacxvsox
Office in Samuel 11hh1's new ImiMint;, nearly oj-pi-;!ti
th? ji'ist office. Residence vn Sarah street,
:ih v. l'l inkliii.
.Anirnsf S,'7l'-tf .
.otarv ti:li.
Aeknowl-sljmriits taken and all business jH'rtainin
t. the iU.-:' carefiillr exi-utrd.
U-vil ltate Insiininee Agents.
i:Ti''i. Kis:lr's nw buildin? n-ar the lVt.
r. i-i ;r-:iihirgt P;u, Jan. 7, ISTti.
Attorney at Law,
One l or anovc the "StrouJ.-burg llotiso,"
Stroudsburg, Pa.
(Al lection promptly made
October '21, 1S74.
Surveyor, Conveyancer and
Real Estate Agent.
Farms. Timber Lands and Town Lots
Office mcarlv opposite American IIoue
an 1 'J.l door below the Corner .Store.
March 20, lS7:t-tf.
Still ha his nftiee on Main .street, in the second story
of lr. s. Waliou's briek huihJiiiR. nearly ojipwsil the
ir n l-!ejr,r llr.e. and he flater himself that by cish
tA..i, ...... ...... .. , f v...i.-t ill., tiutsl in met H lid
ar-fitl auciuioii Ut all mutters pertaining to his pro-
r -i r ii l l . ... T .11 ....... ? i. t
!'!!. liltll IS IUliy aoie III n ("
t'uedeiijal Hue iu the most careful and killful mau-
also, to the insertion of Artificial 'IVeth on l:iibler.
J'.l.L, Silver, or Continuous Gums, and perfect fits in all
cart i usu red. persons know the preat folly and danpT of rn
t r'iti ti their work to the inexperienced. or to tboselir
in; at a distance. " April 1:5, IS74. tf.
Opposition toHumbuggery!
Th" iin lersirTied liere'.y annonnces that he has re-niiii-fj
'..u-.irie.-s at t h oM'stanii, next door to Kiister
i.vhiii,; Store, Main street, Strondshurg, I'a., and is
f jllv prepared to ain-omiiiodate all in want of
m:He in the latest style and of cod material. Rpair-
inc prcriut.tlv atteuted to. (iive me a call.
J'ec. S, 1k7.V1t.J C. LKWIS WATHliS.
Thce Ftiperior and lteautifullr finished in
Ftrunients ro far eclipsed their competitor in
volume, purity, sweetness and delicacy of tone,
as to carry off the first and only premium pv
en to exhibitors of reed Organs at the Monroe
County Pair, held September 2-j, 1874.
J'.tiv onlv the btd. For price list addrrsB
Oct T-tf. ' J. Y.SKJAFUS, .
Nearly opposite Kautz'8 Blacksmith Shop,
Stroudsburg, Pa.
The undersigned would respectfully in
form the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity
that he is now lully prepared to do all kinds
of Paper Hanging, Glazing and Painting,
promptly and at ehort notice, and that' he
will keep constantly on hand a fine ttock of
Paper Hanging's of all descriptions and at
low prices. The patronage of the public,
is earnestly solictnd. May 16, 1872.
Dwelling House for Sale.
A verv desirable two utorv Dwelling House, contain
ing seven rom., one of which isttunaoie
for a Itoom, sit uate on Main '4;''t'
in thtoron;h of Stroiidsburfr. The
I building is nearly new, and every pan
i of it in good condition. For termi Ac.,
'all at this office. I- 9. J'5"11-
D'T you Know llial J. II.
McCarty & Sous are the ouly Under
takers in Stroudsburg who understands their
business? If not, attend a Funeral managed
by any other Undertaker ia town, and you
will fcee the proof of the faot.
June 18,"74-tf
From the Chicago. Tribune. "j?
It has been reserved for the Turkish
campaign against the Christians to develop
the most fiendish atrocities that have," ever
been recorded in the annals of warfare be
tween civilized nations. The savagery of
the North American Indians, the inhuman
tortures practiced by the Pacific Islanders,
the cruelties of the Thugs, all have' some
shadow of excuse, since they are. but a
degree removed from the brutes, and have
never had their savage instincts restrained
by the iuflueuces of civilizatiou. The cruel
ties of the Turkish " campaign, however,
iuflictcd by a nation ostensibly civilized, arc
not a whit less brutal . and savage, while
their butchery is - much greater, owing to
greater opportunities....1.' Where the Turkish
horse shall pass, - no blade of grass shall
grow," was the boast of the 'early disciples
of the Propltct: Their, descendants; Jiave
more than fulfilled the boast, for ' the
Turkish army has not only destroyed crops,
killed stock, burned villages, leaving a wide
swath of ruin in its track, but it has also
slaughtered gray-haired men, feeble women,
and defenseless babes," so that" it has left a
desert in its rear where death and desola
tion alone reign; At l'hilipopolis and
Adt iaiio'ple, Bulgarian girls arc sold daily
in the market-place like cattle. Hordes
of Circassians and I?a.shi-15azouks sweep
through Bulgaria,' carrying off the most
beautiful children for the harems. The'
prisons are full of Bulgarians, huddled iu
so closely that they are dying by hundreds
for want of air and food. Priests are
crucified on the highway. Female school
teachers are hanged on the streets. Wo
men are shot down after being outraged.
Over one hundred prosperous villages arc
in ashes, and thousand." of people are beg
ging bread. In Servia these horrors are
repeated. The Londou Daily News corres
Kjndent writes :
''From the frontier district between
Xisch and Alexinatz come now similar tid
ings to those 1 telegraphed the other day as
having been sent by Alempics from the
western frontier about Bellina. Xo man
who is not obstinately determined to be
incredulous can question the truth of these
.statements. Officers and soldiers who came
down from the front authenticate them
with tales of burnt villages which they
have seen, the mangled bodies of children
lying in the gutters among the charred
debris, headless truuks of Servian soldiers
in places where they had been fighting,
men in the up-country hospitals with noses
slit by knives as they lay helpless from
their wounds."
The Servian correspondent of the Xcw
York Times corroborates the above.' He
writes :
"On the battle-fields, where the Turks
have been successful, all the wounded have
been mutilated, and by a refinement of
cruelty have been left to die in agony, with
their eyes dug out, their lips, noses, - and
cars cut away. Not only do the irregulars,
but the Xizams and the Bedifs participate
in these atrocities, and weeping women tell
you how their innocent babes have bceu
tossed into the air by these ruffians, to be
impaled "upon the points of their yataghans'.
Through the whole Valley of the Nisharva,
in the vicinity of Xisha, and not a priest
or Christian teacher has bceu spared to per
form religious services at the funerals of
the dead."
From Bosnia conies the same horrible
story of Turkish cruelty. A Vienna cor
respondent :
"In the ulages ot I'ervan ana iimar
300 Christians were drowned after being
tortured. At Pavics twelve woman were
cut to pieces and thrown to the dogs.' At
Jlatklovo sixty children were stoned by the
Turks, led by one Fechira Fffendi, to
avenge a relation of ZNIaj. Stocsvics Bay,
killed at Bellina. At Sokolovo 180 young
girls taken from the neighboring villages,
were penned in a field, and after the pret
tiest had been picked out for the harems of
Fechim and Stocvics, the , others t were
abandoned to the soldiery, and were violated
and murdered. At laidan the Christian
population assembled at market were mas
sacred by a fanatical mob led by Hadji
Omer Kffendi and 'another functionary
named Abrahim Kurusovics Aga. The
victims iu this case numbered threo thou
sand." "Marikr has Gone to 'Bed." A
young mau in the Sixth district had parted
his flaxen locks in the most impartial man
ner ; if there was a hair more ori one side
of his head than on the other, the differ
ence could not be observed. He had a
tolerable good tenor voice, and he had mas
tered a new song. The moonlight shone
brightly down ou the greensward in front
of the residence which held the maiden
of his heart: The:youth crept softly 'up
the sidewalk, and let out his soul in melody,
" Darling, I'm. waiting , for thee, waiting
for thee." He had hardly completed the
second chorus when a window blind was
cautiously opened, something " white was
seen by the light of the inoou, and an old
ish voice; not in harmony with the music,
said; " It's all right, young man, but you
needn't wait any longer ; Maricr has gone
to bed." Baltimore Ncics.
"Wherever I go," said anf ddcrlj'travr
clerthe other day, "I find men wearing
out their old clothes and hats j but the lar
dies almost without" exception',, have brand
new and expensive dresses.
- A Baptist minister in Connecticut got
nrtv ffota List week as a marriage fee.
The bridegroom remarked that times were
bard. . V
St. Pnul, Minn., Sept. 7. The Xorth
field ( Minn.) special to the Pioneer&iys about
two o'clock this afternoon tight men, well
mounted, entered the town and proceeded
to the bank. Three entered it and sprang
over the counter, ordered the cashier, J.
L.-Haywood, with a knife to his throat, to
open the vault. At the same time all the
persons in the bank, A. E. Banker, assist
ant cashier, and Frank Wilcox, clerk, were
ordered to hold up their hands. Haywood
refused to open the money vault. His
neck had been slightly scratched with the
knife when still persisting the robbers put
the muzzle of a pistol to his right temple
and fired. Haywood fell dead. They then
turned to Bunker anil ordered him to open
the vault ; he said he did not know the
combination. As the robbers made de
monstrations toward him he ran out the
back door. They fired at him shooting him
through the shoulder. Wilcox was not in
terfered with. While this was transpiring
within the jcople of the city without were
doing a good work. Two of the robbers
were killed outright and one man wounded
was taken away by his confederates.
The robbers did not get into the vault,
nor did they find the chashier's drawer, ex
cept the nickel drawer aud a handful of
nieklcs taken from it were throwu to the
floor. Four of the eight men came to town
before midday and waited on the north side
of the bridge till the other four came into
town from Dundoc. The men were moun
ted, and armed with navy revolvers with
catridges in the belt around their bodies.
When the robbers crossed the bridge en
tering the town, they drew their revolvers,
and putting their horses into a full gallop
dashed through the streets, shouting to the
people on the walks to get inside, and or
namenting their shouts with the most fiend-
ish curses aud imprecations.
Inle three men were engaged in the bank.
the others stood on the street, threatening
to shoot any one who interfered, and firing
several harmless' shots. Pistols and guns
were tiuickly secured by the citizens, and a
young man named Wheeler, from a window
of the opposite building, picked off one of
the vilhans, shooting hun through the heart.
Another shot, thought to be from Wheeler
immediately after prostrated another,
Avhen the robbers mounted their horses and
beat a retreat. The third robber was hit,
but escaped. A band of fifty citizens was
organized and headed by Wheeler, started
in pursuit. At last accounts the robbers
were only twenty-five minutes ahead of the
pursures and are almost certain to be over
taken. 1 here are all sorts of rumors as to
the robbers, many believing them to be
ome of a gang" heretofore operating in
Missouri aud Kansas.
The American nation began its first cen
tury of existence with a population of 2,
750,000. It has now, by the best esti
mates, 44,090.000. The area has been ex
tended from 800,000 to 3,003,844 square
miles. The developcnicnt of agriculture,
under the pressure of immigration and the
stimulus of mechanical invention, has been
utterly without precedent. The value of
manufactures has advanced from $20,000,
000 to 84,200,000,000. Foreign and do
mestic commerce has taken gigantic strides.
The development of mineral resources has
not been the work of a century, but of fifty
years. There were few banks in the colo
nies in 177G ; there are more than C,000
now. Internal improvements and the com
mon school system have kept pace with im
migration. While annexation has quadrupled our
area since the Revolution, it has contribut
ed very little to the population. The pur
chase of Louisiana, Florida, California and
Xew Mexico brought in fewer than 150,-
000 inhabitants, and the acquisition of
Texas and Oregon merely restored to citizen
ship those who had immigrated from the
United States.
The aggregate area covered by popula
tion in 1793 was 239,935 square miles-
The main line of settlements ran 1,000
miles along the coast from the mouth of the
Penobscot to the Altamaha, with an average
extent inland of from 100 to 250 miles. A
few pioneers had made their homes in the
Ohio Valley ; there were two or three
patches of settlement in Kentucky ; there
was a village in Indiana and another in
Michigan ; aud there were bands of adven
turous spirits as far west as Illinois. The
Louisiania purchase in 1803, supplemented
by the Oregon treaty of 1846, added 1,
171,931 square miles to the national do
main : the Spanish session in 1819 embraced
59.298 souare miles : the annexation of
Texas in 1845, the treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo in 1848, and the Gadsden purchase
in 1853, brought 957,451 square miles : and
finally, Mr. Seward's Alaska, investment
involved the acquisition of 500,000 square
miles. The total area is now 4,008,844
square miles, or 1,042,000,000 acres, one
half of which are public lands. In surface
extent three nations surpass the United
States the British, Chinese and Russian
empires. The arable land under cultiva
tion ia less than one tenth of tlie total area.
A man walked across the East river,
New York, on Sundjy.
Insanity in the United States.
The intelligent care of the insane, with
a view to the restoration to health aud so
ciety, is so recent that it may be dated, in
the United States, in the present century.
The time is even within the recollection of
many now living when faith in the cura
bility of the disease became general, even
among medical men. Upon the dawning
of the belief that insanity was susceptible
of cure, hospitals began to be built, for the
two-fold purposes of custody and treatment,
for besides the difficulty of taking care of
the lunatics at home, it was found that
compattively few recovered. From this
period hospitals began to be regarded as
not only the best, but to most persons the
only places for the insane. Hence an in
creasing demand for the accommodation ;
and though their numbers have multiplied
largely, and have greatly increased in sizj,
they are still inadequate to entertain all
who knock at their doors, and with piteous
appeals seek admission. In this connection
may be noted a curious result of the estab
lishment of new hospital facilities. The
newer states, in estimating the hospital
capacity necessary for their insane, have
naturally consulted the census statitics to
find what number to provide for ; but it is
invariably found that when a hospital is
opened for the accommodation of a given
district, the applications for admission far
exceed its capacity, largely outnumbering
the statistics collected by the census-taker.
The country seems suddeuly thronged with
insaue people, and we are apt to be im
pressed with the belief that this dread dis
ease is largely on the increase. But the
probable fact is that no such increase re
ally exists. It is not unnatural that,
mainly out of family pride the questions of
ot the census-takers are often evaded, and
the relatives of the unfortunate patient,
seeing no benefit to come from revealing
this '-skeleton in the closet," keep it from
observation. But, promptly when an asylum
is opened within their reach, free to all
without pay, the curtain is drawn, and they
come forward with their afflicted.
That insanity does uot increase, prorata,
at least in the United States, is proven by
the census returns for the past twenty
years, in icou this country had a popula
tion of 23-1 91, S76, and a total number of
insane and idiots of 31,3S7, or 1 in 37S.
In 18G0, with a population of 31,443.322,
there were 42.SG4 insane and idiots, or 1
iu 733 ; and in 1870, with a population of
3b,5y.i,933, there were 01,909 of that class,
or 1 in 023.
In England during the same period,
there was an average of about 1 in 450 ;
in Scotland, 1 in 4G0 ; in Ireland 1 in 400;
in r ranee, 1 in GOO; and m Australia, 1 in
524. These reports, if accurate, show a
favorable condition in this country as
compared with others. Scribners Monthly.
One of the most useful and magnificent
productions of the vegetable kingdom that
enriches China, and more particularly the
provinces of Kiang-si and Canton, is the
camphor tree. This stupendous laurel,
which often adorns the banks of rivers, was
in several places found by Lord Ambert's
embasy about fifty feet high with its stem
20 feet in circumference. Ihe chmese
themselves affirm that it sometimes attains
the height of three hundred feet, and a cir
cumference greater than the extended arms
of twenty men could embrace.
Champhor is obtained from the branches
by steeping them, while fresh cut, in water
for two or three days, and then boiling
them till the gum in the white forms of
jelly ad'eres to a stick which is used in
constantly stirring the branches. Ihe fluid
is then poured into a glazed vessel, where
it concentrates in a few hours. To purify
it, the Chinese take a quanity of finely pow
dered earth which they lay at the bottom
of a copper basin, over this they place a
layer of camphor, and then another layer
of earth, and so ou until the vessel is nearly
filled, the last or topmost layer being of
earth. They cover this last layer with the
leaves ot a plant called po-ho, which seems
to be a species of Mentha (mint). They
now invert a second basin over the first,
aud make it air tight by luting. The whole
is then submitted to the action of a regu
lated fire for a certain length of time and
then left to cool gradually. On separating
the vessels the camphor is found to have
sublimed, and to have adhered to the upper
basin. Repetitions of the same process
complete its refinement.. Besides yielding
this valuable ingredient the camphor tree
is one of the principal timber trees of China,
and is used not only in building but in most
articles of furniture. The wood is dry and
of a light color, and although light and
easy to work, is durable and not liable to be
injured by insects.
The biggest corn story of the season
comes from Mt. Carmel, 111., where, it is
asserted, on the farm of William Johnson
is a stalk of corn, the top of which is forty
feet from the ground. There are two ears
of corn growing upon it at the distance of
thirty odd feet from the level of the sur
rounding country.
An exchange says: "If the inside of
your teapot or coffee pot is black from long
use, fill it with water, throw in a small
piece of hard soap, set on the stove and
let it boil from half an hour to an hour. It
will clean it bright as a new dollar and costs
no work at all. ;
A Inscioos ucw fruit has been discover
ed in Queensland, combining the flavor of
the pineapple and pear.
From the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
A gentleman who came down from the
Xorth Pacific the other day gives the fol
lowing intcsresting notes in relation to
Dalrymple's great farm : The auiouut of
ground sown to wheat, this spring, was
13,000 acres. Harvesting commenced
Monday, with nine self-binders. The
machines were run fifteen hours without
rest, except the ordinary stops for oiling,
lunch, and dinner, and the result per day
is ISO acres. One man is employed to
each team, and twelve men follow the
machines, shocking the wheat as soon as it
is cut. The entire 13,000 acres were to be
cut and shocked during the week ; stacking
and threshing of course follow. Dalrymple
is harvesting his crop for about one-fifth
of the cost required under the system in
vogue ten years ago. At the time harvest
ing commenced, it was estimated the yield
per acre from the entire tract would not be
less than twenty bushels to the acre. Grass
hoppers had done but little damage, the
excessive hot weather came too late to blast
the crop, and everybody who saw the wav
ing grain pronounced big wheat farming on
the Xorth Pacific a success. The farm on
which the crop was grown consists of 30,
000 acres, on which next season there will
be sown to wheat 9,000 acres, the sod of it
having been broken this season. During
the breaking season Mr. Dalrymple had as
high as 100 teams at work. The furrows
turned were six miles long, and the teams
made but two trips a day, traveling with
each plough, to make the four furrows,
twenty-four miles. The location of this
farm is eighteen miles west of Morehead,
Minn., in the proposed new territory of
Pembina, and this is not the only big fram
in the vicinity, but is the "boss" fram of a
dozen or more running from 500 to several
thousand acres.
Ex-Senator Brownlow says in a late is
sue of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Chronicle :
" Gov. Tildcn lays great stress upon the
burdens of taxation we are compelled to en
dure, and the weight of them we are not
disposed to controvert. They are heavy
and grievous, and every time we are pressed
with their weight we feel like hurling anath
emas at those reckless Democrats who im
posed them upon us. The great teptiblic
was getting along very well in 1SG0, in so
far as the prosperity of its citizens was con
cerned ; and, although the government
credit was bad, it took but 00,000,000 a
year to run it. There was no national debt
of any consequence. Hence there was no
internal revenue necessary, and the great
army of office-holders which have grown up
out of the war to fasten and fatten on the
people did not exist. But the Rebel De
mocracy having failed to elect a Presdent
at the ballot-box, revolted and tried to de
stroy the republic it had shown itself unfit
to govern. It waged a rebellious war against
the union, to preserve which taxed the en
ergies and resources of the loyal people for
more than four years of bloody war and ten
more of quarrelsome and laborious peace.
The national debt is, for the most part, a
Democratic debt ; and if the principle of
indemnity insisted upon in the late FraDco-
German war had been carried out in clos-
iug up their rebellion, it would not have
been the people of the United States but
the rebel democracy that would have had
to pay that debt. What right have Tihlen
and Haul rules, both symjyathizers icith re
bellion, to arraign the party which saved
the Union, for levying taxes to pay the
interest on the National Debt and make an
nual reductions from the princijal ? It is
not those who pay, but those who make
debts that should be arraigned ? "
One of the most interested spectators of
the parade when the Boston Tigers pas?ed
through the city, says a Xew York corres
pondent ' of the Boston Journal, was a
young man under thirty. He had been an
ardent military man for a longtime, genial,
liberal and popular. Three menths ago he
was in robust health, and was of a stout,
stocky, rugged build, capable of enduring
everything. He never knew a day's sick
ness until within a short time. He has
been a generous liver, and had ample means
to gratify his taste. Six months ago his
father died, and he took a large business,
the fruit of twenty years' industry, and was
of indomitable perscverauee. The young
man threw off the aesceticism of his father,
and launched out generously. He was
just the young man to have hosts of friends
He treated them like a prince, and entered
on what is known as "fast life." First his
business failed Then a Wow struck him
that crippled his health. In three months
from a florid, energetic,' robust frame, he
became a mere skeleton, and now his own
mother would not know him. He is aTound
everywhere : among his old haunts and old
friends; for his doctors have told him that
there is no help for him ; that he has just
two months to enjoy himself in, to look on
the pleasant things of life and be as happy
aa he may. Then he will lie down to rise
not again "till the Heavens be no more."
He talks cheerfully about the matter;
counts the days as they run along ; and
when his young friends are in the midst of
their hilarity he points to his attenuated
frame and says, ''Remember, boys, it was
fast life that did this to m.
Hendricks is pardoning Voters out of the
Indiana penitential ies.
There are 41 Roman Catholic churches
in Brookly n, against G iu 1850 and1 18 iu
Forty-one cities of the United States
hate an aggregate debt of almost 000,
000,000. If you wish to get sheep cheap, go to
Oregon, for there the meek creatures are
sold at a dollar a head.
Notwithstanding the hard times, about
$1,500,000 have .been expended in base
ball so far this season.
Spurious quarter-dollars, very well exe
cuted, have coma into extensive" circulation.
So look closely after the change you trkc.
AVild geese are going South, which is
considered to mean that winter will come
early and stay long, and be very hard, as
geese are great gazers hito futurity.
The milk in the Xcw York Democratic
breast is curdled. Seymour the great
dairyman, refuses to come oftt of that
cheese, aud tells his tormentors to go awhey.
A woman in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has
sold out her husband for a cow, calf and
and 820, and the man has gone back to his
first wife, from whom he had been divorced.
The American Bridge Company has the
contract for building the Poughkeepsie
bridge, which is to take Pennsylvania coal in
to Xew England by rail. All Poughkeepsie
has subscribed aud looks for work out of
the enterprise
Ohio now exceeds all others of the West
ern Commonwealths in her contribution of
Centennial visitors, the registry at the
State headquarters showing not less than
400, and occasionally as high as 000, fresh
signatures peT day.-
Sealing wax is no wax at all ; nor does
it contain a single particle of wax It is
made of shellac, Venice turpentine and cin
nabar. Cinnabar gives it the deep fed
color, and turpentine renders the shellac
soft and less brittle.
There is a horse at .tackson, Mich., that
is fifty-one years old. He was foaled in
Clarence, r.rie county, an. i., in island
his name is Romp. He hasn't a single
puff or windgall on his legs, and does a
good day's work every day.
The Fall Ritcr mill?, for the first time
since 1873, are all running on full time.
Orders are received for goods enough to
occupy six months or a year. This revi
val is the prelude to a general return ta
actkity throughout XeW England.
The Philadelphia street railways in the
year 1875 carried S5,3S7,331 passengers
and earned $5,G31,31G, of which 81,9G2,
93G was profit. The cost of the roads be
ing $3,318,471, the profits earned are equal
to nearly one-fourth of the cost.
A white school teacher named Harris
was assassinated at Anderson station.
Tenn., Saturday night. It is reported a
misunderstanding in the district as to the
selection of a teacher is supposed to be the
origin of the murder.
Grasshopper stories have come to in
clude the following :: One of the "little
fellows" is said to have been captured on
:Vugust 2 1 near Fillmore, Nebraska, with
a label on its neck "Custer City, August
10, showing that it had hopped oOO miles
in fourteen days.
A cool young gent, all of the modern
days, entered a menagerie with a cigar in
his mouth, when the proprietor politely re
quested the "visitor not to teach the other
monkeys bad habits. Ihe young man
proved himself equal to the occasion, by
producing his cigar-case and saying, "Try
The African pigmies who were captured
and taken to Italy three years ago, are now
receiving experimental instruction at the
hands of royal educators, although the
English Geographical Society asserted that
they were incapable of instruction. These
wild dwarfs have proved otherwise. They
are now intelligent, affectionate and grate
ful. They speak Italian with elegance and
clearness of enunciation, and read and write
with facility. Their handwriting is good,
and their thoughts are expressed in their
written compositions with clearness and
simplicity, and with wonderful originality.
They also read Latin with comprehension
and intelligence. The eldest, Tibo Tukuba,
studies arithmetic, and adds, subtracts and
multiplies mentally. He also has a passion
ate love for music, and from hearing the
lessons given on the piano to others is able
to repeat them by car.
RecrTIts for the Harem. Doesthis
Christian community realize that nearly
every week scores of young girls land at
our wharves, and are shipped, under guard,
to Salt Lake City, as extra wives for the
Mormon bishops and prophets ? They are
brought here by steamer under strict guard
ianship, a train is in readiness for theru as
soon as they land, and while they are pass
ing through the cities of the Gentiles, a su
perintendent and a watchman are stationed
at each door to keep the lambs of the flock
from straying. These are slaves held in
bondage of soul and body, and not brought
from Africa, but the Christian lands of
England, Denmark, Sweden and Germany,
and other European nations. They are
preferred as wives, because they are more
ignorant and more easily handled than the
American women. It is useless to talk of
the sad fate of Circassian slaves in Turkey,
while such things are permitted among us.
There is a chance here for missionary effort,
j right at our doors. A". Y. Com. Adv.