Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, January 30, 1895, Image 4
THE MERRY HEART. die merry heart that laughs at care Befleeta a heavenly Ujrht that makes th dreariest prospects fair The gloomiest pathway bright (be merry heart that langhs at ears Needs neither rank nor pelf ; Content Its thornless crown to wear, And rich within Itself . fhe merry heart that laughs at ears Is lit for any fate ; Tor fortune foal, nor fortune fair, Jan change its equal state , , rhe merry heart that laughs at core 3ees good in everything, fuels surompr's breath In winter's sir, In deserts Otitis a spring ; The merry heart that laughs at cam Will best the mnxlm know That he that doth contented fare Is happier here below t The merry heart that laughs at earn Hath faith for guide and friend, Ail hand in hand will walk with her ' Jt-rnnely to the end. C. W. Hu'jner in Atlanta Conltiladon. Uncle JaWs Advice 00N tips wrong for taterplantin'," remarked Undo Jabez Whalenn, as he eat in front oi the old farmhonse and between whifld of tobacco smoke threw forth casual observations re B p e c t i n cr the i weather and kind- rod topics, "but t'won't pay ter wait eny longer ; it can't alias be jest ter salt ns and one had better not be too partie'lar; besides, I've seen the best moon 'maginable tarn out tutors all soggy, and, visy versy, I've knowed 'he wust one fetch a good crop." "It's jest 'bout the same as 'tis with people," he went on, alter a moment's pause. "Them folks that prance 'round in fine clothes mny be all holler at the core, while an old pair of over alls kin cover the les o the best niun ihet walks. " "What do ycon think 'bout thet, Jane?" said he, turning so as to ad dress a comely young girl whi snt in the doorway, cutting potutoes for the text day's planting. "You are always right. Uncle Jabez," answer3d the girl, tossing her head pleasantly. "'Twant a very 'stonishin' thing ter say, I'll low," continued the old man, "but 'tis one people sometimes fergit. I'd some intention of applyin' thet re mark ter yeou, Sis, but it don't seem et right when I see how purty yeou e." Jane laughed merrily, and going to the old man put her arms around his neck and kissed him. "How would you apply it to me, Uncle Jabez?" said she softly. "Wall, now," said Uncle Jabez, . "yeou've tuk me so sudden like thet 1 hardly know what ter say, but what I mean is thet yeou shouldn't git high notions. I'll 'low veou're purty level on most things, but same plys ter conrtin'and fellers and poetry nnd sech like. Seems ter me, yeou don't cere bo much fer young Uobbes over there as you used ter afore thet city chap come over ter the Rntledges ter waste the summer. Bitter not judc too Tiuch by the outside sheL'- "Hobbes ain't so smooth lookiV, p'raps, but he's got common edicatiou and sense. Thet young Kutletlge may know how ter say cuter things 'cause he's from the city, where people's heads is alias fall o' trash, aud he may hev lots o' money, but fer jest theuf reasons he ain't goin' ter marry any girl from the country ; besides, them tine birds thet roost so high and are bo 'fraid o' their feathers ain't worth lickin' when they're caught." Jeannette Clifford loosened her hold on Uncle Jabez's neck, and the red mounted to her brow as she resumed Her seat in the doorway. Uncle Jabez Whalens was a privi leged character in that section of the country, passing as a sort of encvc.o paylia of information and always ready with good-natured advice. He wag nncle to everybody and generailv loved and respected. His home for j many years pasi nna been with the Cliffords, and the family regarded him with even more reverence than if hf had been one of the family. Jeannette worked in silence for some minutes while Uncle Jabez smokeil rigorously at his pipe. "Well," said he, finally, drawing a long breath oil determination, "Mr. Kutledge seems ! like a gentleman and is very much moro easy mannered than Oscar Hobbes, and if he wants to show me attentions I shall not object until I see something really bad in him. If Oseiu doesn't like it he can lump it." "Jane," said Uncle Jabez, while the expression on his good-natured face toftenod into a sudden seriousness. "I may be a trifle for'ord, but there's some things I don't like 'bout thet fell or thet yeou mayn't hev noticed an' it makes me b'lieve him shaller. The sight o' him o set me thinking o' something thet happened a long timo ago, afore I knew yeou or your dad or eny o' the folks 'round here ; when I lived back East and had a little girl o' y own 'bout your age. "I never said much 'bout Sal, but if yeou'll come and Bit on this bench I'll seii yeou something I've never told j fore." The old man's voice had grown nusky, his face twitched and he seemed to be struggling to keep back the tears Vora his eyes. Jeannette forgot her momentary re lentment and carried her basket tc the little scat close to him. "I will listen," said she. T"ue oiu man sat in silence for some moments, looking off into the dis tance. "Yeou look a good deal like Sal," id he, finally, laying down his pip' ind looking into her face. "Seems ter me I never noticed the resemblance so much afore. She had iest seoh eyes and hair and was like wise purty, bnt she died afore she was quite as old as yeou. We nse ter live in the oountry and had a place some thing like your dad's, with a great big house and barn and a brook runnin' thru' the meadder, and two big oak trees back o the house thet seemed ter spread their great branches over the roof protectin' like, only they some times was a bit bothersome, fillin' the eaves troughs full o' leaves and acornt and rottin' the shingles 'cause thf hadder kept off the sun. "In front o' the house was flowers And lilae bjishes and a row o maple trees and a gravel path leadin from the atone at the bottom o the door step to the yard gate. Sal tuk care ol the flowers and kept the grass mowed, and everything looked as slick and clean as eny o' the fine places in the city, and she was a powerful help tc her mother, and sometimes I used ter think her cookin. beat her mother's, but 'taint no nse dwellin on seel Mrings now. "Sal went ter sohool winters anu lllua left off bjadmost, and harioaohex was alius a snyin' whit ft scholar she was, till one day Miss Simpson stopped t oar house and told as how 'twas no nse sendin' her, as she conldn t teacr her no more. "Then we sent her to the Vademy, rod at Chrifl'mos I bought her an organ, and it 'twant vary long alore he was playin' in the church at the village and was alius wanted wher there was was to be concerts ana ao in's o env kind. "Evervbody thought her as good ae gold, and she never seemed out o sorts with anything, bat was alios a smuio ind savin' hannv things. "She bein' so good-tempered and likewise purty, 'twant 6urprisin' thai wo had lots o' company. She used all the fellers first-rate, but Joe Martin was alias her favorite, and I kind o' liked Joe and hoped 'twould make a natch, bat after she come home from ihe 'cadomy I kind o' thought tnet ihe'd got her mind fixed on somethins higher than Joe ana tne rest o n country folks, she still was as good ar ever. "1 knew she couldn't hey knowee much nt the 'cademy chaps, 'cause they was too strict with the rules, bnt she'd seen 'em an' heard 'em recite ir the class room, ministers' sons and lawyers' sons and sech like, and 'twant mrprisin' if 6he saw a difference 'tweer 'em and the fellers 'round home af snly went to school winters. "I didn't pay much attention tei the change, which want really notice ible enough to be wuth mentionin'. fer 1 thought as how 'twould all wear sway and she d be willin ter marrj Joe or some one what's her ekal anr ettle down on the old farm. "She was beginnin' ter be more like her old self, happy-like all the time, when one day a young feller come tei the village, 'ter spend his vacation, so he said. "He was tall and handsome and had a mustache thet looked like silk, onlj I didn t like it cause twas yaller, and he boarded at the village hotel. Every day he'd git a team from the livery and go cavoortin' 'round the country, spendin lots o' money and a-puttio on all sorts o' airs. "He told as how his father owned a big lot o' property in Boston, and how he was in business with him, but at how his health was kind o' broken down, and the doctors had 'vised him ter go rusticatin'. So he rusticated 'round our neighborhood all summer, ind people come ter think him jes wonderful. "I didn't like him first-rate after jaw how ready he was ter squander money, fer when a man finds time ter do nothin' three or four months at a stretch ' and then shows no signs o' stoppin', something's alius the mat ter. "Well, he got acquainted with oui sal and used ter be 'round our place a good share o' the time, but I said nothin'. as I saw thet Sal liked him better than the other fellers, and af ter all I didn't hev any good reason ter find fault. I kind o hoped the! somethin' 'ud happen ter tire her oi him, but they only got more intimate. "Joe finally quit comin' and Sal gol ter standin' at the gate with the citj chap 'long inter the evenin's, and he'd take her ridin', and when she'd come back her face 'ud be all aglow and she'd 6ing 'round the house all day, but sometimes her mind 'ud kind o' wander 'way from her work and she'd 30 'hunt thinkin. "I 'spected what the matter was, lint thought 'twan't no uso savin' any thing, so I let it run along for a time, but one day I heerd something boul the feller I didn't like, so I told Sai and 'vised her ter hev nothin more ter do with him, but she flared up a? never seen her do before and said a; how 6he was a-goin ter marry him. rhe next minute she begun cryin' and come and kissed me and said soft and low as how he was a gentleman and so well e ldicated and how he was a-goin' ter take hev ter a fine place in tho city, rhere I cud come and live, too. "rio te talked a long time and I be gun ter think thet p'hans 'twas all fer tha best, still I vowed I'd stay on the farm, where I belonged, and not gc antin' off ter the city. "Tho young feller staid all winter , tho doctors had 'vised him ter, so lie said. "Long the next spring, in 51a when everything was bloomin' ag'iii aud summer was beginnin" ter pee; out o tho ground snd when evervtii1- to notice- that Sal didn't smile so much is she used ter and she seemed to fer git how ter sing, and when the city chap come 'round she'd git kind o' nervous and seemed alius tryin' ter jit-awt him, and sometimes I'u see :n ;n'kiu together earnest like, but he lidn't come so often and didn't seem o mighty anxious ter bo perlite and lice as afore. "Still he'd lots ter say 'bout Boston ind his father's money and sech like, ind 'twas kind 'o understood 'mong is thet they'd git married in the falL Bad time, thought I, fer no time's so jood as when the flowers and trees are ill ablossom with promises of happi ness, but I said nothin' and only hoped .hey'd be happy. 'One day I druv over ter Scottsville, about ten mile away, and while there hearl something surprising "They was tellin' at the hotel ns low a sheriff was there ter 'rest a fel er as had forged a big note out East ind was hid somewhere 'round in the country. He'd been caught thet mormn , they said, while out ridin , and the sheriff had had a terrible time ;ettin' the handcuffs onto him. "Everybody was excited and a-talk-in fer no such thing had ever been heerd on 'round there afore. I asked ao questions, but wheu I heerd thet the Sheriff was comia' with the pris oner I went out with the crowd ter see him, and there was the feller as had been spendin' his vacation a hul' fear 'round our neighborhood. "He grinned and nodded when he leen me, but I was too much tuck back er say anything. "I hitched up the horses and dru. aome, terribly upset and wonderin' ns how I could ever tell Sal. I tried ter lo it gently, but made blunderin' work of it. Wheu I got done she just stretched out her arms and grew so tale that I thought she was dyin'. "I tried ter comfort her, and thought as how now thet the feller had gone, thet she'd take up with some one 'round home, but she only got whiter every day. Finally a paper come, tellin how the. feller had been tried and sent ter the State's Prison fer eighteen years. I tried ter keep it a secret, but one day Sal heerd of it and she found the paper, snd when she read it she jest screamed out loud as if she was crazy. "Her mother and I did all we cua CO pacify her, bnt we endn't do nothin' ind she kept moanin' all the while, 'I'll go where he is ; I must go where ie is?" "She fell sick and tuck on so, and enk on so, and we sent for the doctor, and when he come and felt her pulse ind talked with her he shook his head snd told us how Sal was dyin'. " The old man stopped ill his talk an! 2 v ; tombled around Tor his pipe. iBa roice had grown husky again. He Inally found it, and after filling the bowl with some rotten oak leaves which he had pioked up from the ground and pulled to pieces during his story, tried to smoke, but with a pitiful lack of success. With tears in his eyes he sat for a long interval gazing off into the distance. At last he laid down his pipe, and taking Jeannette' band in us, went on : When she was laid out in the coffin, foe come ter see her, and he jest broke down and cried like a baby. J oe loved her, he did, and if she had only tuk up with him it might hey been dif ferent. "Her mother only lived a year longer art A sria Hiorl ton. and we buried her by the side of Sal, and when I was back there four years ago come next August, tne nowers was a growiu over um jr.ive as I'd planted there afore I left. M hev never heerd anything more bout thet city feller, but yeou know now why I feel so much agin' people as hey lots o time and money ter wast rod nothin' ter da" Jeannette put her arms around Unolt Jabez's neck and kissed him, "while the tears rolled down her cheeks. "I am awfully rsorry." she Bobbed. "Poor SaL poor SaL" A month later, wmie uncie iaoei mtuVinir another observation of the moon, some one nudged his elbow. ... . Be turned and mere stood isscar Hobbes, his honest, sun burnt face radiant with TnarminesH. and by hir Bide was Jeannette. They said noth ing, but Jeannette raisea ner arms un til they encircled Oscar's neck, and Uncle Jabez understood and blessed them on the spot Chicago News. CASKS CUT FROM THE TREE, A faerruan Has favnted alacblae to lake Them. Jew objects are more familiar than the common oak or barrel; yet few people have probably been at pains to consider lUo skill and ingenuitv which have succeeded in bringing to perfection an invention as scientific is bnnctlcial all the world over; and probably fewer still are conversant with the brain power and time which have been expended in attempts to produce machinery which shall at the j same 11 rue eneapen aim expeune manufacture of these well-known ;ind useful contrivances. -Barrels are no new thing: as far back as the time of riiney they were in use, and that author mentions the Alpine valleys as the locality of their inven tion. The trade rcadilydlvldos itself intt two great classes the wet and dry manufacturers; or casks designed to hold liquids, or dry goods. A third subdivision, known technically a- "white-cooperaKe'' that is, wooden tubs, churns, pails, and other even- staved vessels may be added. When it is considered that tigh casks have not merely to withstand the pressure of the contained liquid, but frequently that of gases, arising from fermentation of such liquid, in addition to the handling and rough usage to which they are at all times liable. It will be readily under stood how important are the sound materials and workmanship in their construction. A cask is a double conoid namelj having its greatest iiameter techni cally known as the "bulge" or "bcllv" at its center; and this being born in mind, the complex shape of each scave will be at once appreciated. Not only is the stave curved length ways to form the "bulge," but cross ways it is similarly made to form part of circumference of the cask; whilst the edges must re ceive tne exact bevel to tit those on cither side along their en tire length. The two processes known as "chiming' and croiing,' which consists in finishing the ends for receiving the heads yet remain to le performed. The "chime is the bevel formed on the extremity of the staves; and the croze' is the groove into which the ends or heads tit. Hooping, generally with iron bands. completes the manufacture of a cask. Having thus sketched in brief out line the routine in vogue in the coop ers' trade for manufacturing casks, wt pass to consider as concisely as possi ble Mr. Oncken's invention for pro ducing stavcless casks direct from the tree. Mr. Oncken aims at turning out casks from one piece of wood the body of the cask to be formed ol one single stave; the ordinary shape that is, the double conoid being re tained. The method of preparing the body of the cask may be likened to sharpening a lead-pencil by a ;ockct sharpener, the shaving pro duced forming the staves of the cask The stem of the tree poplar is fre quently chosen Is first cut Into lengths corresponding to the size ol the cask. These lenytbs are then boiled for two or three hours in u closed vessel, a current of electricity being passed through the water the whole time. The chemical action thus produced in combination with the prolonged boiling gives to the wood necessary softness, and enables the subsequent cutting process to be performed without ditllculty in a ma chine rotating the log in the same manner as the ordinary lathe, whilst advancing it towards a broad block fixed on a frame, having a slot In it similar to that of a common joiner'!: plane. As the trunk of the tree is revolved against the block, a continu ous sheet of wood is cut of any de sired thickness, and drawn out flat by hand on to a table at the rear of tb machine. The sheets arc then passed through a grooving-machine, which cuts the croze' or groove In which the head is eventually fitted. Another machine seizes the sheet between two arms, and by the means of knives, cuts a series of mortises or slots round the sides, giving it when made ud the desired conical shape. Eventually, the sheet reaches the cooper, whe rolls it into cylindrical form, drives on the hoops, and renders it a perfect 1 , . 1 , uarrei, alter uryiiig iu a special ap yaratus. The invention above detailed hat, safely passed the experimental stage, ana is already in full practical opera tion at Merxem, In Germany, where Mr. Oncken has started a factory, and is busily engaged in turning out his stavcless casks. When His considered how numbet less are the quantities of casks it. daily use in every part of the globe, ana tne innumerable purposes to which they are devoted, hardly a trade or industry being carried on without them, the wide field open to ' improved anu economical means ol production of such Indispensable necessaries of civilization, will be readily aDDrcciatecL FINANCE. 'I made $10 this morning, pa." 'That's right, my son. I'm glad to ee that you recognise the advisability ot being independent of parental assistance. How did you make it, my boy I Borrowed It from ma.r THE OLD COUNTRY ROAD AM It nma fram snd when did ItfiOf ttu ra hm ssastlon that puxmlsd as so. M WW W1W HIM V -S"w-y ly the farm Ilk a river the eld oountry road. 7s atoc with our hair sticking up throvsh tfcs Toss hat as the people went ap and went town. lata trs wlshsfl la oaz beasts, as our eyas fairly glowed, amid and where It cams from the old coun try road. Ws roraamber tba readier who earn with his IdVwBtlw old highway and nevsr want back; Ind wooSwad what things be bad asaa a" Man aome fabulous place op the eld connti roan. Pe remt-aber the stags drivers look of JJ-ght lad tba crack of bis whip as be whirled Into And w tbo'orot ws could read In each glance OS Dsatowea . 1 tale of Strang Ufa np tba old eonntry road. Ike movers rsme bv like a skip In full Mil. m Hn ruoaf dsihdu - - r . With a r llleklng craw and a cow that was towed With a ni on hot boras down the old eonntry roau. m. tK An nf tna hill tha rim of the world. And tl eduat of tba summer that over It ourle l Was tba curtain tbut bid train uar sight tba a'oe Of tba fairies that lived np the old country road The old fonn'rr road 1 1 can sra It still flow Down tba bill of my dreams as tt did long ago) And I wlh aTra nw I oonld lay off mv load And rest by the side of the old country rokd. lAOiea- ttome journal. Knglanil'a Ureat Enemy. The one formidable enemy of Grea. firitain is Kussla. The recognition f this obvious truth does not of it self Involve any censure. Itls the results of a natural law which has oeen repeatedly and emphatically re- .-ognized by the Goverments of India ind of Kussla, as well as by our mili tary ana naval aeparttuents. 10 rancy that the two empires can inrne ind develoD in concord and amity Is to trust that the egg may be batched ind the chicken grow up to hen's es tate without ever breaking the shell. Russia's appetite for land is as insa tiable as Krysichthon's hunger for food. E en Russia's radical friends in En ;land candidly admit that It Is hope less to attempt to induce her to con tent herself with her present fron tiers in the East, And for the beet of possible reasons. Conscious of her civilizing mission, she has cast her bread upon the waters, aud is deter mined to find it after not two many days. During the -past forty years she has annexed 140,000 square miles and 3,500,000 Inhabitants a barren conquest which in ten years (from 1838 to 187t)) resulted in a deficit of no less that 67,000,000 rubles, la this new territory there are vast de solute stretches of wilderness where, on a march of 4,37 miles, camels can only twice get water to drink. Now, Is It conceivable that Russia should squander money and blood for such a ruinous possession unless she re garded it as the stepping etone to something else? Fortnightly Re view. The inhabitants of Thibet are the dirtiest people on earth. Not only do they never wash, but when once full growth has been attained they never take their clothes off. When the gar ments they wear become old others arf out over them. State or onto, crrr of Toledo, I Lucas Cobnit. ( Frask J. t'HKNBr makes oath that he Is the enlor partner of the flrmof K. J. 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When needles are In your angers and toes , When Icicles hang from the snow-man's nose ; When the frost on the pane makes sugary And wagon-wheels over the hard ground " wheeze 1 When the toughened old farmer flings round his arms As If he'd throw them across two farms When ears are rubbed and noses are red, And sheets are Ilka loa In the spare-room bed 1 When water-pipes burst, and wells freeze up, And the tea Isn't hot when it leaves the cup When stray dogs oomlng along the street Never stand for a second on all four feet When little boys cry If they have to be out, ind are heard for a full half-mile If they shout ; When the day is as clear as the thoughts that fled Jut into the world from Shakspore's head When the air about seems as still as a rock. And a sudden noise Is a sudden shook, ind the earth seems deserted, lonely, and . old lou are pretty saro that It's pretty cold I St. Nicholas. PITH AND rOINT. Getting a shine on your shoes Sit ting in the sun. Hallo. Even a lean person may fall plumj, into the water. Lowell Courier. Can a hungry man make a square meal off of round stake? Lowell Courier. The baker who mixes his dough properly has a soft thing of it. Buf falo Courier. The fellow who was married in the Ferris wheel ought to make a good all round husband. Plain Dealer. The pup was so good natured That the tramps all turned him down io they put a muzzle on him, And ha terrified the town. Yes, Minerva, there is a difference between getting an option on apart ments and getting a flat refusal." Elmira Gazette. The political worker is willing to turn in when wanted and to turn out at times, bnt his ahhorence is a turn down. Philadelphia Ledger. She "It is rank injustice to snj that a woman is inferior to a man in reasoning powers." He "Why?" Sh "Because." Detroit Tribune. In the gloaming, O my darling. As the deep'ning shades advance, I will meet you ; tie the dog np 60 he cannot gnaw my pants. Kansas City Journal. In Lapland the stylo in feminine at (ire has not changed in 1000 years What a delightful place that must b for married men ! Hartford Journal He had an iron will, they Slid, That never could be trusted. But, like all Iron, since he wed His will seems to have rusted. Indianapolis Journal. "I hear you are going to be mar ried?" "That is news to me." "Some one surely told me yon were engaged." "That's different "Pittsburg Chroni cle. "I insist upon your leaving the house," she said angrily. "Certaliv ly," he replied blandly; "I have ni intention of taking it with mo." Fred Press. u Tommy "Paw, what makes the stars so bright?" Mr. Figg "Oh, these astronomers are scouring the heavens all the time." Indianapolis Journal. "Mary had a little lamb," They sarnf- The youth dented. She hadphe said, "a salad And a dozen oysters, fried. Detroit Tribune. "They say he simply electrified his hearers at the debate the other night." "Why shouldn't he? He took the negative and was very positive." Buffalo Courier. If revolutions never end in South America it should be remembered they come round regularly, and that things that are round naturally have no end. Philadelphia Times. "Yon say that my work is easy com pared with yours," said the hand-organ man to his monkey attachment, "bur I tell you it is an everlasting grind." Boohester Democrat. Police Sergeant "What have yon run this man in for? Did yon find anything crooked about him ?" Of ficer McGobb "I did sor; It was a corkscrew." Indianapolis Journal. A conscienceless murderer has do frauded the legal profession by com mitting suicide. He has lost the chance of an appeal after conviction, and they have lost their fees. Hallo, He knelt at her feet In silence, But no tender speech did he study She looked fair and sweet, But it wasn't a treat To put on her overshoes muddy. Chicago Inter-Oueav. "How long," says a contemporary, "can one live without air?" It de pends on the air. Most people could live a long time without some of the airs which have been popular the past twelve months." Buffalo Quips. Gertie Gnshier "I don't see how you can bring yourself to marry him. His small statue makes him absolutely insignificant." Sarah Shrewdly "Yes; bnt there is nothing of that sort the matter with-his income." Buffalo News. - Intended as a Compliment Mist Elderly (ooquettishly) "The material is very good, bat the colors are too gay for a person of my age." Well meaning Clerk "Oh, I'm sure you are not half as old as you look." Ttytas Sittings. In Japan it is considered undignified to ride a horse faster than a walk. battle debris in a well. tons of attuket Balls and Other alalcrlal . round In Tennessee. W. A. Woolson has just returned iom a business trip to Cumberland Sap and Middlesborough, says the Chattanooga Times, and while there took pains to look up the truth of the report that a well had been recently discovered which was filled up by the rmy during the war with several cases jf guns and a number of barrel of whisky, all in good condition, -and that shrewd saloon-keeper had reaped juite a harvest by having this same thirty-year-old whisky on tap and sell jig it rapidly at 50 cents a drink; The iuth of the matter is that the well was discovered, but no whisky or case it arms in good condition, but it was a remarkable discovery just the same. Through the courtesy of a gentleman who cleaned out the well Mr. Woolson was shown the whole matter just as it was. The well was located at the leadquarters of Gen. George W. Mor an of the Federal army, and is about jightfeet across and forty-two feet leep, and was filled np by that Gener ic's order npon his hasty evacuation of ixe gap, which was immediately occu lted by the "Johnnies." The well contained about four and ; alf tons of musket balls of the old Belgian or Harper's Ferry type; many f them were the round ball with three juckshot. Also a number of eight and line-inch shells, with a few other dnds; grape and canister were also found, besides a quantity of other things, such as damaged gun barrels, jayonets, camp kettles, tripod3, stew sans, one anvil, full size; wagon wheels, some pieces of steam engine, ieveral picks, shovels, mattocks, j arts f tents, army shoes and an endless juantity of other articles, such as boys lsed about camp after they had got jvell fixed and settled. A felt hat was ;aken out with the letter C of the com pany still intact; also several hundred nusket wrenches in good condition. The paper had rotted off the cartridges, which left ihe powder to mix with the nud, making it a black mass some Jaing like a plum. A little back from leadquarters was the hurrying ground, "rom which the bodies were afterward emoved to the National Cemetery at Knoxville. At This place was a flat imestone with the following inscrip tion: "In memory of Hardin H. Mc Sullum, Company H, Forty-ninth Indi ina. Died of wound Aug. 26, '62." And at headquarters a board about a foot wide was found with this inscrip .ion: "T. F. Williams, Company A, 185 O. V. I." Tho most remarkable jart of this was the fact that after thir ty years beneath the surface wood, eather, and cloth came out in a very rood state of preservation. Measuring the Power of Light. The metiio 1 of measuring the can-ilo power of light is simply to move an object along a graded scale, away from the lights until it ceases to a shadow a mark on the scale at this point indi cating the candle power ot the flame. It is apparent that the shadows thrown are to a great extent dependent on tha intensity of the light. Thus water gas, which gives a moro intense light to a given area than coal gas, oasts a strong shadow in the measuring ma chine, but when put to practical use it dooa not illuminate a room so well, not having so great diffusive power as a ooal gas light of the same measured candle power. An analogous case is that of the Bixteea candle power in candescent light. It is very intense, but does not illuminate a room so well as a gaslight of equal canJJe power. Vew York Telegram. A Battle For Blood Is what Hood s Snrapnr 11a vigorously fights and it is always Tirtirius in expelling all the foul taints and giving the vital fluid the quality and quantity of perfect health. Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 2.V. An English officer ha discovered that the descendants of the pure-bred Arab horse bear hs a mark what is de scribed as a dark blue tinge of the skin. Swallow It. That is the best way to tnkf a Rtpan Tshnle. best because the mut p!" imitiI. For all liver aud giotiinch disorder Kiiit :s hilmlcs are the most elTective remedy, in fact, the standard. A fe w years ago a pair of wild ducks were placed in a pond of a park in Berlin, Germany. The flock now numbers more than seventy birds. We think Piso's Cure for fon-nmption is the only medicine for Coughs Jennie I'inckahu, Springfield, Ills., Oct. 1, 1S1M. A max Is all the better for fying to la guoJ, uo Hi-iiUr vuat the mo tive may be. A Texas clergyman about to bo ap pointed chaplain of the penitentiary preached a farewell sermon to his con gregation that had treated him rather badly. Ho selected the following text : "I go -io prepare a place for you, so that where I am ye may be also." Texas SiftiriKS. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in tha remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to lis presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, t'e refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and feven and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drag gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accost anr substitute if onered. i."ki4HC aii nst fill 1 Best Conch Syrup. Taste Good. Use I in nma. 001a ny aroaswa FOR ALL THE ILLS TflflT ST. JACOBS OIL (Ks CURB IS KINO Wife HIMERAL WATER IM THE MARKET. gf$iP ON IE AT All 11 LEAK HSSni smi sanus set mwimEs on mBr- ' ASS YOUR BR0CERDB THE BOTTLER FOR IT. APOL! Is like a Good Temper, It Sheds a Brightness Everywhere." CURIOUS FACTS. Faper-maiing ranks Sftli among ous industries. The Roman supper was in three courses soups, meats and fruits. The King of Siam wears a goldei hat which weighs twenty-seven pounds. The use of cotton cloth was brought to Europe by the Saracens, A. D. 800. A one-armed resident of Youcalla, Oregon, built, during the past month, a house twenty-four feet square with out assistance. The State of Massachusetts Rt ono time previous to the Revolution claimed the Pacilio Ocean as its West irn boundary. Tho relative ratios of tho smaller letters in orilinary printing is; Z, 1 ; t j. 1, x, 3 ; b, v, 7 ; g, p, w, y, 10 ; c, :, u, m, 12; d, 1, " h, r, 30; a, i, n. o, s, 40 ; t, 4; ; e, CO total, 532. In Heligoland Sabbath begins at 6 m. on Saturday, when the church ell is tolled, and ends on Sunday at the same hour. Formerly no vessel lould leave port between those hours. Vinegar will not split rocks, so Han nibal could not thus have made his way through tha Alps. Xor will it ussolve pearls, so that the story of Cleopatra drinking pearls melted ir vinegar must have been a fiction. - W. Thornrts, of Richmond, Ta., waved his arm to his wife out of the open window of a moving railroad car one day recently and had it badly roken. It was liard to account lor tho accident, but his arm is supposec" to have struck the mail-bag catcher. The discovery of the process of tint ing white paper was the result of sheer carelessness. Ihe wile ol an .nglisn paper-maker named East accidentally lronped the "blue bag into a vat oi pulp, where it lay long enough to giva ihe entire mass a bluisu tint ueioresuf could recover it The ibis, the sacred bird of Egypt, is occasionally met with in the South, mrticularly in llorid. In -t. Augus tine and other coast towns the birds are frequently seen perched on the ridge of the roof of house or stable. They are easily tamed, and seem lone of human company. The age of tho lat s dragon tree of Orotava was variously estimated at from C000 to 10,000 years. On the lowest estimate it surpassed not only Domesday oaks and Soma cypresses, but the Hedsor yew, with its 3200 TAarn. and Alnhonsa Tvarr's baobabs of . 1 1 1 Senegal. Xiauour gives me ages, as ascertained by De Candolie, of the cy press as 350 years, the oak 1500, tho yew 2820 aud the baobab as probably 'he same as the yew. In the Dome ot St. Paul's Cathedral. There is only one St. Paul's, and upon the summit of its dome there is but one ball. At long intervals a Lon doner, and more frequently a tourist, climbs to this ball and sticks his head and shoulders inside. Having done this and looked npon the heart of the world from the stone gallery and the golden gallery, and npon the congre gation from the whispering gallery, he returns to earth and tells his friends and acquaintances of his feat, and ad vises them to follow his example. The number of persons who make this pil-1 : oVnf tnrtv -nor dT To reach the ball it is necessary to climb 640 steps of many varieties. The proportions of the gilded globe are in perfect keeping with its surroundings. It has a diameter of six feet, and twelve persons can stand within its walls. It weighs 5600 pounds. The gilded cross that towers above it is fifteen feet in height. From this ball nearly all Lon don is seen on a clear day. Why there are so many kinds of steps in the cathe dral no one pretends to explain. In the opinion of those who have counted them, to climb these steps is equal to oovering twenty miles on an ordinary road. It is universally considered, however, that the return journey is equal to a Russian bath. The first steps are of wood. These are succeeded by steps of stone, and these in turn by iron ones. Then there are ladders, some with a gentle slant, while others stand so straight that to those who climb they appear to lean backward. The first ladder stands on the crown of second dome, where an officer gives necessary directions to such men as want to see the ball, for few try to go above the crown of the dome, being content to rest there and watch some exceptionally active sightseer do the est Chicago Herald. Hasloass Is Dtutnasa. A good story Is told of a millionaire who was caught on a surface car without change in his pocket, says the New York Tribune. He went to the conductor quietly and explained his situation, and ended by saying: "If you're a smoker, perhaps you will not object to pay my fare and take its value in this way." Here he drew from bis cigar case a line after-dinner Perfecto and offered it to the con ductor. "AH right," said the latter: "but biz 13 biz.' The fare is 5 cents, and you'll have to give me two of them." The passenger laughingly complied, as be thought tle humor of the affair, Intentional ornot, deserved recognition. ' I PAIN 6flN BRING ..... U Vitr, ACHES lo Everythir, B JSJR FAMILfDlM TO Y0V? 15 YOUR HEALTH LIFE DEAR TO YOU? THEN DON! BE WITHOUT A CASE 0E THE BEST CHEAPEST TABLE 60Smsoh St. 7f LA DELPHI A , fA. iffl The comparative value of these two cards Is known to most person?. They illustrate that greater quantity Is Not alwaya ciost ta be desired. 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