Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, August 03, 1882, Image 1

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    1101.0)Mit TRACY / rubUsill;rs.
dlord Republican
is P►d►lished Every •Ttu►rsday,
TO\Vi\NDA..P.I.., BY
$1.5 0 i'cr Annum. lila .14tIveisiee
:erlistaig Bates—Six cents a line tor first
lton, an t five cents per line for all sub , e•
it inserting. Beading notice advertising
cents per line. Eight lines constitute a
and twelve lines an inch., Auditor's
,ces $2.50. ••Administrator's and Executor's
Ices s2. o a. Yearly advertising $1:0.00 per
llsrouticas ie published in the 1 'soy,
end Nobles Block, at the corner of Slatu
Pine streets, over J. F. Corner ' s Boot and
store. Its cireulation is over 20(10.. As as
:rtising medium it is unexcelled in its im
,:wanda Business Direc,i :ry
.EVEL.I..):I) S McGill, ERN. (E. J. Clevelandi
McGorern). Canton, Bradford County
AU business entrusted to their care in
stern BrtdfordAvill receive prompt attention.
, :nprr2-1 y
ITII k Attorneys-at-Law; Offiel
over Powell L Co.
.CLIFF, .1. N., Office in Wood's Block, south
Frnt National Bauk, up stain. June 12,18
,13REE 'soS (X-C Eistorce and L Elsbree.)
Marc= Block. Park St. mak) 4.78
CK OVERTON (Benj Peck and D A Ov , r Office over Hill's Market 0-111
:ETON ts SANDERSON (E Overton and Ann
FSanderton.) Mee in Adams Block. julys-Yb
AXWELL, WTI. Office over Dayton's Store
T. J. ANDREW. Otlico in Mean's Block
apr 1,1,76
W earnozhan, Lll Hall.) Office in rear
Want Honse.Entyance on Poplar St. 0012,75
'WEIL RODNEY A. Solicitor of Patents
Particular attention paid to business itr
haus' Court and to the settlement oCoststes.
in Moutany - e's Block 49-79
(-I.IIERAON &: YOUNG. (I. McPherson and
W. I. Young.) Office email side of Mercnr's
feb 1,7 n
Angle and E D
west sitf(i of Main street, two doors north'
rglis °Oleo. All business entrusted to their
will roc ice prompt attentloni oct 26,77
neys and counsellors-at-Law.- Office in the
rcur Block. over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store.
july3, 'BO
A.:NEY. J. P. Attorney-at-Law. Cam ,in
Moutanye'g Block, Main Street.
,4)MPSoN, W. 11. and E. A., Attorneys-at
aw.,.Towanda, Pa. Office in Idercur Block,
C. T. liirby'a Drug Store, entrance.on Main
firat stairway north of Post-office. All
sines' promptly attended to. Special atter'.
given' to claims against the „United States
• l'ensioi.r. Bounties, Patents. - etb., and to
tiections and settlement of decedent's neater.
•.ri121.!. ly •
iaiicitor. of Patents. GoTernment 'claims at
nth.,l to. i fl6febB2
IINSON. T. 13., M.D. Wilco ovat Dr. H. C.
l'orteri'e Drug Store. feb 12,78
WiTON, Dm. D. N. F.O. Office nt'Dweillog
on River Street, corner Weston St. i feb 12,77
Nothing Sliort of Unmistakable
Benefits ;
Conferred upon tens of thousands of
sufferers could originate and maintain
the reputation which AYEn's SARSA
PARILLA enjoys. It is a compound of
the best vegetable alteratiVes,-with the
lodides of Potassium and Iron, —all
poweribl, blood-making, bid:l'd-cleansing
and life-sustsdning and is the most
effectual of. all "remediesl for scrofu
lous, mercurial, or blood disorders.
Uniformly: successful and' certain, it
produces rapid and complete cures of
Scrofula, Sores, Boils, HUmors, Pim
ples, Eruptions, Skin Diseases and all
disorders arising from impurity of the
blood. By its invigorating effects it
always relieves and ott4n ,cures Liver
Complaints, Female Weaknesses and
Irregularities, and is a. potent renewer
of waning vitality. For purifying the
blood it has no equal. It tones up the
system, restores and lieserves the
health, and impaits vigor land energy.
For forty years it -has 'been in extensive
use, and is to-clay the Anost available
Imedicine for the suffering]
For sale by all druggists.
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ISTAL LODGE, SO. 57. Moots at E. of P. I A. BEVERLY S
.ki.l): C. .6..-11.0; Wiles Ist door above old
bent building, on Main street. Special at•
don given to diseases of the throat and
oplitTfiN. S. M.D. Office-and reef
deneo. Main street, north of Nl.E.Church.
ical Examiner for Pension Drrartment.
lab 22.78
AYNE, E. D.. M.D. Office over Mi3ntanyo's
Store. Office boors from
. 10 to 12 a. at. and
on 2 to 4 r. M. Special attention given to
,eases of the Eye, and Diseases of the Ear.
Oct 20,77
IWNF.R. H. L., M.D.. •
llllouccorsTutc PirrstutmtF StawkioN.
,idrnre and office just north of Di: eorbon's
in street, Athens, Ps. ' •
:Sill' HOUSE Main st., next corner south
of Bridge street. New house ;and new
aiture throughout. The proprietor has
irpd ueitheF pains or expense in making his
, tel firet-clais and respectfully solicits a share
public patronage. Meala at all hours. Terms
isonable. Layge Stable attached.
• s 77 WM. 'HENRY.
KINS POST,- NO. GS, G. A. 8.. Meets
every. Saturday evening, at Military Hall.
OEO. V. MITH, Commander.
Kurrarrar. Adjutant. teb 7, 79
Hall every. Monday evening at 7:30. In
,rance $2,000. Benefits $3.00 per w.eok. Aver.
0 annual cost, 5 years experience, $11: -
JESSE MYERS, Reporter. •
Pitmen, Dictator. ! fob 22.78
DFORD LODGE. NO.IO, I. 0. 0. F. Meet
In odd Fellow's Hall, every Monday evening
7 o'clock, WannEs Hizr.. Ntipie Grand.
june 12,75 . •
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ST, F. E. No. 32 Second street 11 orders
will receive prompt attention. • June 12.75
The SPRING TERM will begin Monday,
it 3, BY:. For catalogue or other tnfor•
',ton, address or call on the Principal. .
EDWIN_ E. QgniLAN, A. M.
Towanda, Pa.
Is 1.1.7 s
LLIAII3. EDWARD. 'practical Plumber
and Oaa Fitter. Piece of businesi in lifer.
:Meek next door to Journal office opposite
ablic Square. Plumbing. Gas kitting, Repair.
1g rumps of all kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
r ,, eeptly attended to. All wanting work in his
ne should give him a call. July 27,77
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881.:LI., 0. 8, 6encral Insurance Agency,
Towanda, Pa. Office In W hitcomb'. Book
,July 12,74
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Miscellaneous •Advertlsements.
is given by using Biomes
IRON IhrrEßs. In the
Winter it strengthens and
warms the system; in the
Spring it enriches theiblood
and conquers disease;`in the
Summer it gives tone to the
nerves and digestive
in lie Fall it enables the
system to stand the shock
of sudden changes.
Ili no, way can disease be •
so iiitely pieverktedlasAty , •.
keepipg the system in per
fect' ondition. BROWN'S
Birraits ensures per—
fect " health through the .
changing seasons ; it disarms
the; !danger from im pure
water, and miasmatic air,
and it : prevents Consump
tion, Kidney and Liv r Dis
ease, "&c.
H. S,lBerlin, Esq. of the
well-known firm of H. S.
Berlin SrCo„ Attom s, Le
Droit Building, W hing
ton; D. C., writes,,D c. sth,
The genuine is made only
by the Brown Chemical Co.
Baltimore, Md.
1 7 . 0 WANDA. PA.
The patronage of nly.old trien2
.ezlerslly is solicited.
Dealer in Scroll Sal
Fine Blank
Amateur's Supplies.
This department of my business is very corn
plate, and being a practical saner myself I know
the wants of my patrons. 1 -
constantly on band. - air $1.25 worth of designs
for ill. Send for price lists.
Park street,
Ttrwands, Pa
P. O. bin. 1512
IS THE NAME OF the ,p6pular Liniment
that cures Rheumatism. Neuralgia. Swollen or
Stiffened Joints. Frost Bites. pain in the.ltce.
Head or Spine. Chapped bands, Brnisee,Sprains.
Burns. Moaquioto Bites. Sting !or Bite of .an in.
Sect, Poison from common Poiscin Vines. etc:.
for man or beast. Always reliable, and almost
•instantaneous in its relief. Having= agreeable
odor, it is pleasant to. apply. Sold by alldrug.
lists. Price 25 cents.
N. B.—This Liniment received a Prize Medal a
the Stale Fair.ls79. . . mar 2017
In the Whole History of
No preparation has ever performed such
marvellous cures, or maintained so
wide a reputation, as Air En's CHERRY
PEcron.u., which is recognized as the
world's remedy for all diseases of the
throat and lungs. Its long-continued
series of wonderful cures In all cli
mates has made it universally known
as a safe and reliable agent to:4 employ.
Against4rdinary colds, which are the
forerunners of more serious disorders,
it acts speedily and surely; aisiays
lieving suffering, and often saving life.
The protection it affords, by its timely
use in throat and chtst disorders,
makes ‘it an invaluable remedy to be
kept Ways on hand in every home.
No person can , afford toi be without it.
and those who have once used it never
wilL From their knolledge of its
composition and operation, physicians
use the CHERRY rxiguntAt. extensively
in their practice, and clergymen recom
mend it. It is absolutely certain in
its healing effects. and will always
cure where cures are possible.
For sale by all druggists ; -
New Life
Gesithmen: rtake pleas
mein stating that I have used
Brown'S Iron Bitters for ma
laria and nervoustroubles,
caused tby overwork, • with
excellent results
Beware of imitations.
TERS, and insist on having
it. • Don't be imposed on
with -- sotnething recom
mended is "just 4c.s; good."
(Successor to Mr. McKean,)
j .
Who but a fain
Mrer lived In a house s° airy? '
A bit of clout!' tied fast, as it were,
And framed of the finest gossamer, •
A wonderful, shining, silky house,
Swaying here in the sweet•briar boughs,
Sprite of some idnd, queen of the air,
Must needs be the one for a home so fair.
Does she, I wonder, -
Stand these pale-pink blossoms under, '
Dressed in a sklit of vaptey blue,
All spangled over with drops of dew lb
Does she wear a crown, and in her hand
Carry aloft a long gold wand?
Ras she wings to fly with', gauzy, green ?
And where are the folk she toles as queen
I look and linger,
And touch the web with careful linger, •
Wben—in an eager, crafty way--
-Out leaps a little gnome in gray!
The tiniest ogre that ever ate
And watched for prey at his castle gate,
His eight king anna. SO strong and bold •
With whlebto seize and strangle and bold
ittittit s airintaltie" /-
dmirtnins' it creature passing orr—
A bee'or fly ou tired
Careless and fond of loitering,
I wonder if a mimic ruar -
Would reach its ears from out its door?
Fe, it, fo, fum ! te. u, to, Mail
I will have some I will have some
_ —Youth's Companion.
It was the twilight of a crisp, cold winter
day. Qui side, the awing of a flock if be,
kited crows made sorrowful music, as !their
wings were outlined against the deepening
orange of the suns,:it; while-in the cozy farm
kitchen the huip was already Heated, and
'Mrs. Flint was bustling about preparing the
evening meal, while . Marnh, her niece, sat
and sewed With flying fingers on the house- -
hold linen.
" I should like it so much, aunt," said the
girl, lifting her eyes wistfully. to.:•the old
lady's face.
"But, Marah,r- said Mrs. Flint, setting
the earthenware teapot where its fragrant
leaves could steep slowly, on the back of the
stove. "I don't see that I can spare you,
my dear. There's so much to 41.) now that'
grandma is feeble, and yodr uncle •has to
hire two men for the woad 'cutting, and
theT've got to be boarded here; and your
cousin Louisa is coming here with her child
ren until spring." . ' •
Marsh sighed softly. Was it always to be
her lot to be sacrificed for the general goOd
of others ?
"I navel...earned any money for myself,
aunt," she said. " And this is such an_ e z •
tellent opportunity to get a place in Mr.
Marchland's store Sue Nellie has written to
me that there' will be a vacancy in the fancy
department very soon, and—"
"John Itaichkind is a sort of distant re. •
laden ofpnrs;too," said Mrs. - Flint. "Though
I've never seen him,,l knew his mother well.
And I dare say he would give you a good
place and be kind to r you, if you entered his
store. It would be an excellent chance for
you to'see the , world; too. For .I know Wan
dull life here, my dear, but I don't see any
help for it ! Perhaps in c n year or two .we
can spare you better."
So Marah Flint was compelled to give np
.the'little plan over which she, had-dre:iuned
so many pleasant - dranis. For Marah was
only eighteen, and she had always lived in
the backwoods, and worn her aunt's old
dres4 made over, and _mailed meekly on
grandina and Uncle Abner. ' •
Mr.' Marchiand himself 'Was, perhaps, a
little disappointed, when Miss Nellie, the
forewoman, whose father owned the next
and the pnbl
. 9sap: 8.
farm to Abner Flint's aske:clhim if she should
promote .one of the packing-girls to the va
cant plaCe in the fancy department.
" But I thought you Wei() going' to write
to that little unknown i'obb:in of mine ?" said
- !
• 1 "8o I did," said A NTics, gellis ; "but they
can't spare her frunt nouie;, it seems. It's a
clear case of Cinderella among the ashes.
Eihejs the sweetest. . ost unselfish girl I
ever saw ; bat, all the o it's a shame that
she should be buried live ;in that sort of
way ( l" { - . .
. "Very,' well," said Mr. „Xarchland, "1
supiose she understands heir, own business
best. Put Julia Finch in the place."
The next day, Upcle Abner Flint, - to his
infinite. amazement, received a brief note
from Marchlands & Co„. asking if it Wotild
bemonvenient for bun to receive, as a board
er for a few weeks, a young man from the
store, wiles° health required change and.
"I will be responsible 'for his Istard," ,
wrote Mr. Marchland. "He has only hid
own exertions to depend on, and I ant sure
I may so far presume on our distant rely
tionship as to trust that yon will receive him
kindly." t
" Marsh," said Mrs. hint, in some per-i
plexity, " what are we to do?"
" Why; take the poor fellow, of course,"
w ac:ds.
said Memh. • •
"But it will Make More work," said Mrs.
Flint. •
"Never mind the , work," said cheery
Micah. "I dap say we can manage it t)o
tweak es." .8
" Marsh always did look; on t,ho sunny
tide of things," said Uncle Abner who se
renely left the domestic administration to his
womenkind. ' .
" ye`don't want no boardets here," said
Cousin Louisa, a low-spirited young matron,
who talked through her nose, and cried and
sniffed a good deal . over her troubles.
"There's only just room for the ,dear child
ren, and me now that the wood-cutters have
the north bedroom."
"There's the little room with the sloping
roof close to the cbinmey," suggested Marsh,
"where we keep the chests of linen, and
herbs, and seed corm We might fit that up
nicely. I coulefput down'a breadth of new
tag-carpet beside the bed, and make cur.
tains out Of the worn-out sheets ; and, I dare,
lay, the young man won't be particular."
"Bat he's a mere clerk—a porter, for, all
we know," , whined Cousin Louisa; whose
deceased husband had been bar-tender in a
railway's:doom .
"I guess it won't hurt us to associate
with him," said Uncle Abner, dryly; "and
I tell you wind, mother, if our Marah 'luta all
the eztra work and care, she shall have the
board money, oil"
"Of -course she shall," said Mrs. Flint.. •
And Cousin 'Louisa sighed deeply, and
remarked "that some folks allays bud all
; the luck and slid never got no chance to
!earn Intwey
The young man from the store arrived--a
mild, unassuming *person, who was very
quiet and made very little trouble.
walked in the pine woods,—for his 'health,
he add,—and helped the stal*ert wood.cnt
ters now and then. Ho sat by the fire and
read. He answered trade Abner's,qUestions
about the house of ktarehland it CO. with
great frankness. Yes; he liked the business.
Ho hoped in time to work his way up in it.
Marchland was very I kind to hint. He
aid not consider Mr. Marchhind a haughty
iser (this in reply to Cousin Louisa). Mr.
prpbably bad his faults, but. it
not his place to criticise Ids employee:
TQNP/iN . I)A.,- . ,:l3llD*;qkpl.:coTTN, F rri,*4 -. : . THURSDAY, --AUGU S T" 3. 1.882.-.
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"Poor fellow " said bonein LiOtliek 19tien
helutd gone out with Uncle Abnee o . ripe
with the DX team into the wood& "I deal
s'Pose he gets six do*: a .week, to
by hie . talk. I thouglit :night be
induced to cluing° my ,widowed'eondition,llf .
be was if likely fellow, with a good income.
But I guess I shan't waste nous of my atten
tions on him!" . •
" He seems sexy quiet and pleasant," odd
Munk. •
"And he steps about awful spry for a
sick man," remarked grandma, Who sat
knitting in the chimney-corner.
• " Oh," said,Dlrs t Flint, "he isn't real sick,
He's only a little down, with malaria
end over-work. Ho'll be till right by spring;
yen just see if ho won't l"
At the end of the first week, wheal he
offered to pay his board, Mrs. Flint gave it
back to him. . . .
" You needn't mention it to your employ
er, Mr.tJohnron," Said she (John 4ohnson:
wastlinnaine on the bmirder's valise). "But
we was tltinkin7;lne and-MaMN that
you wasfil very weltoff:. and 'So. we'd make
you a present of the board." -
"You are vi s ery kind,", said the, young
man, with a slightly flushed face, "
Marsh's present, not mine," added ..
Mrs. Flint, bluntly.• "We told her id' o
should have the money for. the board.. = But
she thinks you need it more'n she does."
"I do not know how I shall ever thank
her," said the boarder, fervently. But he
did not argue the point any further. i j
And Mrs. Flint confidentially inforined
her niece that "she believed the beard
money was quite an obtitm to Mr. Jol•ol , rn,
poor fellow."
While Cousin Ditties elevated , her Bahian
nose and remarked that "she ( didn't. Lake
much Stock in paupers. If folks couthet .
support themselves decently," she thought,.
" they'd Ought to go to the poorlonses.r •
Marsh, however, had all her sympathies
thoroughly enlisted in behalf of the silent
young guest. She mended his stocking on
the sly,—she RIM Oat his linen was kept in
good order,Ahe made little daintiels to
tempt his rather feeble appetite, from time
to time.
"You are very good to 'Me," he said,, ono
day, as he saw her swift .needle gliding in
and put of a pocket-Handkerchief of his,
which had got torn among' the bushes from
which ho had been gathering ,scarlet,
berries, She smiled. i .
"We are both solitary and alone hi the
world," site said. "Only that yoU are
friendless, and I have my good nuclei' and
aunt to rely On."
"I am not so friendless as I was a few
weeks ago," said he. "For 1 veriturel now
to count you among the list of my friends.
-' I have even dared to hope-" I
" What? " she asked, without looking up,
while the color deepened on her cheek,l anti
her eyes were intently fixed on the gleaming
progress of her 'needle.
"That if I can provide a hombre hokio in,
New York on my return you will not disdain
ta.7share it with me. Tell me, Marah, 'do
yr think you could -care for me ?" •
The tears, sparkled into Marsh's eye.
k" Have I betrayed :myself ?" she j said.
"Have I allowed you to discover how dear.
ly I lova you ?" • -
" And I loved you, Mundt," he I mid,
gravely, "when first I rl looked npon your
So Marah Flint promised to be the m i ac of
the young man from the store. 1
Mrs.' Flint sighed and shook her head, and
said she didn't know how ever she should
manage without Marah. Grandma express.
ed herself to the . effect that Mandl would
make the best little wifein the world.] Un
cle Abner said "he s'posed gals would get,
Married, and theychuldn't expect toteep her
forever." Cousin touisa said " she thought,
the gal was crazy, eo uutrry a poor elCrling
fellow like that 1"
The young man smiled as- he sat heside
Marah, in the light of the huge hurtling logs
which crackled upon the, evening hearth.
`" I don't call myself a! second Itothschild,"•
said he, "and I am certainly conversant
with all the duties pertaining to a Clerk's
office.' But, after all, perhaps I am not
Ode a candidate for'the almshouse.
.For I
have not claimed all the names in this house
to which lam entitled. lam John ltlohn
soh, it is true, but lota also John Johnson
Marchland, the head of the firm of March-
land Sc _ Cos And lam Marah's third-cousin
into the, bargain." • I
" Je—rnsalem 1" exclaimed honest old Un
cle. Abner . " And what brought you here t"
" Well," - said Mr. 3larehlaud, "I - had
heard Miss Nellie speak of my cousin Mandl,
and I felt a sort of curiosity to see her just
as she was. r had been sufficiently tlii3g,ust
ed by the airs and graces of city yon4g la
dies to wish for a genuine wild-wood blossom,
so I came-to the old Connecticut
,fann, and
hero . I have snceeaded in finding my ideal."
"Bless me 1" cried Mrs. Flint. "SO our
little Matnh a rich lady after all, and
,wear a silk frock every day, and keep a hired
girl to dO the kitchen work!" I
, . , -She deserves it all," said grandma; •
"Laws-aanassy 1" saidConsin Louisa.
' While silent little Marsh was perhaps the
most astonished of all. She felt like the
a i n
heroine of airy tales, whose sober, brown.
coated pe tamer is turned suddenly into
the beardif 1 -young prince, all sparki sg with
diamonds. \ • _
Bat she was very happy. , Ar.:l a was as
, grawlma said: she had deserved it.---8/er
A Wrrimis 'Wrrn EAns.—ln an assault
and battery case before ii,Wayne county
Justice the other day the prosecution intro
duced a blind man, who had to be led to
the witness box. "Is this a legal trial •or a
farce?" demanded the, lawyer for the de
fense, as , be sprang up: . "This is a legal
trial," replied the other laWyer. " Mid you
want a blind man sworn to • tell what he
saw, do you?" .! "I don't claim that, I . saw
the fight," replied the witness sas he': turned
around.; "Then what do yon know about
it ?" "Well, sir, I'm going on the ; stand
to swear ,to what heard. I've been., blind
and lame and had corns and boils ,for ithe
last fifteen years, but when I hear the splin
ters fiy from a rail fence, I don't want any
eyes to tell are whether' the plaintiff hit :the
top rail with his bead or feet. 1 heard the
'kerchug' of the blow and when the I plain-,
tiff came down and hollered 'Oh, land's, but
I'm a licked man !' I knew by the Way he
hang his words that he'd lost half his front
teeth. I'm ready, your honor.—betrait
Free Press. •
• • A PniAema's Josrs,'. 7 -IVbeu. Mr. Chapin
Was dining at a hotel he' was served' with •
what was called barley soup on the bill of
f are.s , ` That is not barley soup," said he to
the waiter ; o it is. barely - soup." On =-
Other occasion,
.while traveling in the South
with his wife,'whO was uncommonly dark
comple;ionell. he addressed an old Colored
man as: "uncle." "How happens it," said
his wifkroguishly, "that that colored, num .
is your "uncle r "'Fe is My uncle 'by mar
riage, I supper." XBO once
. ask . ‘l his'
' daughter, who was din a pronounced inn
natio and very small,' "Marion,. why . ',ere
you like a certain Ilostcm 'book publishing
house ?" "I give it up, father," said she
" Because you are little and brawn," was
tlielkOwer.—Wis(f4 1 - -
11limits - :Fuels beiiititi sit
Wei 66 That tiler seifi
Few. Pee Pie h 4 ,_ ..,.,...,ve.
.1 1 . 2 3 ? Ideßef
the tremendotis elAWlLiiiiklag B o y's IgeWa"
tiOrtat-liteivitare."; thei . .ir' : Was a . time
wen there was so UMW
„'juvenile feral.
ing, britit ie for exceeded 'amount amount by vsac
which . _ exerts 'en iiiktettairjor bad: Tbti
manager of the llnkinindk - Mews CompanY
says The'weekVifirit of the boy's
papers dis' tributed - bilhossy's district
is about 10,000 cow part of
which pa( to the Isity.(4 .
are between 150 inta.l7s 4: ° *M's who supply
the rising generation with Ilitkind of Men
tal stimulus. It is - One eirWebeat Paling
things that we deal ill: amt#l ls a ttralling
business. There Ica ggr94944.,g t eritiorefia.,
ing demand for 4210.14 1 / 2
cera seek, story Pa",
pensforboys are. .* " ' "are a l days
the- FPekli-anti*: .. t ' ' to
Sa K a Akli ;t ' t inter
&ens. n rot a_ • ; VA;
filly as many men and women. The men
who get these papers tip are till making a
fortune every ,yesr. 'There is Munro, who
issues half a dozen boy's publications, with
the largest printing house in New York, and
the rest of the men in the business are very
little behind him. They. always keep their
editions two or three weeks ahead. I have
been in their establishments tnid seen the
paperwpiled up in great rooMs ready- for
distribution, stacks on stacks', enough, it
looked like, to supply every Man, woman,
and child in the United States With a copy.
" What kind of 'stories tAlqt the best ?"
queried the reporter.
"I think detective storieSia6 liked about
as well as anything.' At ono time six of
these boy's papers had detective stories run
'ling, and all under the generic same of
SlcUth. -. Just now, however, the James boys,
have risen in favor, and are in great demand;
More stories about their life and adientures
have been sold during the last three montl4
than anything else." •
The greater part of these titles appeal di
rectly to the sympathies of young America;
they are striking, and having to do with
boys, they attract him at once.- As the read
er will also observe, most of them are im
piobable if not impossible on their , face.
rh.eSe papers, being gotten tiv i with great
rapidity, aro very poor specimens of typog
raphy, printed with wretched smeary ink on
worse paper, enough to ruin the eyes, if not
the minds, of theii readers. Whenever a
new story is to appear,- flaming pliteariti in
blue, and red are posted up in conspicuous
places and distributed among the news
paper dealers. Copying from one handed
the reporter on the street thei, - read : "The
Great Sea Story.: Five Years on the Grassy
Sea." Then follows a picture 'of a raft
mid-ocean, one man praying, another dying
of starvation, and two others in the fore
groundfighting with long, gory knives, be
low which it continues : " Just commenced
in No. 253 of the Boys' Hifalutin Weekly.
So much for the papers themselves; -now
as to the peculiar methods of the story paper
dealers. With great business sagacity, they
always locate their shops near the '.localities
where the rising generation most do congre
gata—that is, •in the neighborhood of the
publifs selmols. The boys, their customers,
watch these places with the greattat Wien
lion; keeping in mind the stories an half a
dozen different papers at once, and noticing
the appearance' of each new one with un
bounded joy. _ They form little clubs in
which each boy buys a paper and *melanges
with the rest, widch, when it hag been read
by all, is sold to some lea aristocratic cotter&
'for four cents ; from thence it is passed dqiin
for three cents, then for two, until at his . t.' it
:becomes undecipherable from much fixfOr-
Ina talk With a prominent public- school
superintendent hew asked the qnestion;:
f‘ Have :you ever had any experienoe of
the evil . effects frlarn this juvenile sensational
literature ?" •
.;" It is the worst thing we have to contend.
with. When a boy begins to read, it, hit!
mind becomes . vitiated, totally unfit for
anything more solid than highly seasoned
trash. We sometimes call these little paper
stores which always. spring .tip around the
schools, op position- educational, institutesi,
which train up the youth in the way he
shouldn't go. In very few cases do the boys
:ran away from home to imitate their impos
sible heroes; generally they are poisoned!
intellectually. On one occasion ono of my
teachers sent a boy down to me whom dm
had twice discovered with &dime novel open
iu his book-in class. I gave him a lectFe
and sent him back. On' the very next day
he was caught at his old tricks, and I ex
pelled him, not so mph m a punishment as
merely to remove an evil influence from the
other scholars. The boy had already been
two years in the grade; and at the rats,he
was progressing he would not have got out
of it until ho was 4f years old. Frequently
fitments. coma to me and want to know what
is to be done to prevent their children secur
ing such trash; not there is ho remedy
eept to provide good books. Even the Pub
lic Library is well stocked with such worth
less stuff, and no discrimination is exercised
in the giving out of backs, any book being
given to whoever 'calls for it."—Oineinnaill
Gazette. - -
In an elaborate report on the quicksilver
trade .of the world, Consul-General Vogeler,
of Frazdtfort-on-the.libin, ins that' of late
years. California has supplied more than
half of the quicksilver consumed in the
world. Only two Countries of Europe pro
duce quicksilver in sufficient quantities to
deserve mention in. q . a commercial repott---
Spain'and Austria. . _
The Spanish mines are foisted near the,
town of Almaden, province of Mancha, emir
Were formerly owned and operated, by the'
Spanish Government ' They n$ now, h""1
over, held and operated by ,the greatllrm of
.Rothschild Brother; of london4England, as
security for a loan made, by them to the
Spanish Government ;' indeed, they seem to
be, to all intents and.purposes, the property
of that flnu 7 _These mines yield about four.
fifths of the entire' production of Europe,
while the Anstriati mines, , located near
,and the minor mines . Mentioned, pro.
liice the other .one-fifth. As a consequence
London, to which place .almost the entire
lirodnet of the Annadeui mince is. shipped,
tho' controllink -market - of Europe, and
flothschild fixes the piles of the metal,
apt in so far as.Califomia, which produces
more; quicksilver than Spain and Austria
combined, may undertake to become a die.
turbind element in that direction.
Quicksilver is carried and shipped-- in
WrzAight iron -puska pf 2+5 pounds,. contain.
leg 75 pounds of metal. Prices throughout
Europe are always given in English . money,
s:lathe quotations invnrinbly refer' to 'the
fiasics described. - •
The consitniptiCiu of quicksilver in the
OOrld was esti*derl in the year 1.876 to
amount to. about 80,001) fitt'sks per year; . in
1877 it reached 160,000 flasks ; and Bilioo
then it hiiinveraged 133,000 asks s year.
Thelprincipal uses to which quicksilver is
applied are : Meteozoksgical and other
scientific instruments, chanted PrePagb.
thuia, looking-glasses and mirrors, _ -
A North Cannes Turkey riAt. Ended
• tiomewbat Eleraere Y.
" ,atliaal
After we had 'been drive:anvil) , from about
Newberne, N. 04,'by the Federal gunboats
we tell back to altpoint near Tarboro,N. C.,
whore we had not long been encam ped be.
fore the boats followed ns, causing the great..
Est consternationamorig tke inhabitants .of
the, region. North Carolinians bad the re•
petition of being groat lovers of the Union,
and did not fight until it was' positively
essential; but alum they did fight 'they
fought with a will. They had ,an abiding
hope of accomplishing a peace one way 'or
other, but I incline to think they . preferred
it to come' rather by treaty than by hard
fighting. Our battery hall:not been in our
new position long before the largest flock of
wild turkeys I ever saw flew down among us
sad gave our men -a lively, reminiscenceof
Thanksgiving dinner; and Christmas jollity.
IlanyAkmfeflenttai stated out in the war
Mined With.liliatgt* hillrjgg Uti arm
at hand,. and - my piece
, T bad kept with me.
• After leaking with . 1
admiration for a few
-minutes at the beautiful fowls hastily get
ting away from sight among • the pines
around us, ,I darted for my piece, which was
in my tent. las quickly flew out of the
tent and, in doing so, caught one foot in a
rope of its fly and was thrown some fifteen
feet. Recovering, 'made rapid choke for an
excellent gobbler, which had the start of me
by fifty yards at least. Before I could cover
him with my charge he bounced over, a pins
log. If I could get tothe log quickly my din.
ner was secure, and, with the stride and wind
Of an ostrich anti the appetite of a first-Class
Virginia veteran, I moved forward after the
manner of electricity, with a purpose to
mount the kig and from that stand to fire upon
the tempting bird. But I had not correctly.
calculated the velocity of my Movements nor
the magnitude of my disposition for a tur
key dinner,
.and, alas I I cleared the log,'
instead Of placing myself on it, and my heels
came dcedu upon the , spinal column of a
.private °fa North Carolinaregiinent. With
out a murmur as to'. the injury I had done,
him or the circumstances that had preduced
such a sudden, intrusion upon his privacy. he
turned tome and asked :
"Mister, do you'uns 'hear any talk of
peace where you come-frem 7"
I could give him no, encouraging news,
an4left him in his supposed security. frum
gunboats.—Philadelphia Press;
Considering the small amount of brains
necessary to a successful Wall street -specu
lator, it is a wonder thilt under. the constant
nervous excitementcotiseptent upon - rapid
losses and gains all day, more brains do not
give way in Wall street. Added to this is
the habit of grog-sipping during the day to
"keep tip steam;" as the Wall street men
call it, and the extravagant dissipation when
they make a lucky turn. Specialists hitio
already given a name to the disturkance,
cling it the gambler's melancholy. The
sympton visible to friends and acquaint.
awes is that the patent becomes tilled wi th
y dreams of the mist extravagant, charac
fir. He will sit for hours meditating upon
the fortunes he. would have made bad ho
done this or that. An intense longing for a
fortune like Vanderbilt's take§ possession of
the brain, the mind constantly harping upon
what could be , done with such a. fortune.
Longing fora fortune, it may be said, is not
uncommon enough to be called a,' disease,
but for' a broker who was once fullof energy,
auiniil - spirits and a ceaseless mental and
bodily activity to sit all day longing for a
fortune is a serious sign and is recognizeil as
such in Vall street offices. The intention of
making a big fortune by a happy turn of the
wheel is so' constantly in the mind of the
speculator' that no wonder it assumes the
form of a mania sooner , or later. Profess
ional gamblers are sometimes affected in a
similar way, sitting all day ,shuffling the
Cards in a corner and dealing themselves
hands' with which.; they' could break the
banks. But, as this speCialist pointed out,
the professional gainbler lup . a an interval of
comparative mental quiet between each'game.
He knows when heigoes to bedhow much he
has made or hou;., much he has lost ; ha
lmows where he stiuds. The.stock gambler
never knows that. He may go to bed rich
and wake up poor. I know a broker who
imprudently went fishing one day, believing
the market entirely stagnant. It got a going
in his absence, and the four miserable trout
he eaught cost him $3,000 apiece. When a
speculator goes down town he never knows
what will be the result, and that this con.
stunt life of eicitement, stimulated by
whiskey, leads to insanity can 'surprise no
one.—Correvoneknee Hartford' Times.' •
When cholera and its attendant quaran.
tine forced us to abandon the trip to Bag
dad, we lost a chance of seeing the pearl
fisheries of the Persian Gulf. Here again,
in Ceylon, we were fated to miss the same
co , Seted sight. The location of the pearl
banks is the Buy of Condateby, less ti4u2
159 miles north of Colombo. Despite tbe
magnitude of this interest, which is a Sta‘e
monopoly, no town of any extent marks the
favored vicinity, and the surrounding land.
snipe is parched, fiat, and inhospitable.
Yet when it is announced, after as official
inspection, that .fishing will be permitted
during certain ` ; months, usually in the
Spring, the lifeless place becomes all ani
mation. A great fleet of boats gathers from
the neighboring coasts, and a multitude of
natives come from the interior. At a given
signal, that all may fare equally well, the
exciting work begins. Hundreds of dliers,
ready With their irtaking stones, ropes. kand
baskets, instantly plunge into the ism ' 1 In
a moment they reappear, breathless from
the long immersion,.with their baskets full
of the peculiar mollusks which bear the pre
cious gems: Then another set descend into
the depths w each craft having several, and so
on till the beats are laden. The divers are
sometimes attacked by sharks and obliged to
use their knives in defence. When the oys
ters are landed a division "is made. The
boatmen receive either a third •or a fourth
as their stare (ram in doubt which), while
the Government generously takes the re
mainder. Those belonging to the colony
are at once disposed of,by auction in lots of
a thousand. The result of theie sales is of
course an assured revenue. Bat such is not
the position of the buyer. ' His purchase is
distinctly a speculation: There is no Cu:-
tainty that it will yield in pearls enough to
exceed the amount of his outlay. He could
bid for unclaimed express packages with
'equal hope of profit. 'A hundred oysters
may not contain a solitary pearl, and yet
two or three might be found in one shelL
The mollusks are allowed to putrefy in the
burning sun, and are then carefully washed,
to extract the dainty jewels from the foul
dross. Daring this odorous process the
owner must be ever vigilant, or his work. .
men will relieve him of the choicest tinw
ares. In truth, pearl fishing,l like mining
for diamonds arulgokl, is for ill concerned
a precarious occupation.—Cortisporulexce of
Philadelpiia atty a.
Quite chrelessly tutted the newsy sheet:
A song
. 1 4 1 1 .14 Mi many - a year ago
'finned ap it me. 4. in a crowded street
)no nits stnitts a friend he used to Know.
So full II wee .ample little song—
Of all the bop. Inctrenepert, and the truth
Which to the Impetuous mown of life belong,
That once again I seemed to grasp my youth.
SOUS' It was of that sweet fancied pain
We woo aae ehenala etowe meet wltu woe,
I Lett as one wno bears a plaintive strain
Ms mother sang lam la the long ago.
Up from (heir grate. the years that lay between.
Thatsont 9 tarthdity and my stern present, cairn_
Ltpe qua tom tcrinh, and swept across the scene,.
Bearing my broken dreams of love and fame.
Fair 114.4 s acd bright ambitions that I iMEMr.
In that old time, with their Ideal grace,
Shone for one moment, then were lost to slew
Behind the dull clouds of the ,commonplace.
With %teething natidsl put the sheet away.
Ab, little tong : the sad and hopeless truth
Struck like air arrow.when Ivo met that dar—
VY 11M has missed the promise of its youth.
"Gentleinek will please throw up their
hands." Such is Ms polite manner in w14c1 3 / 4 -
a Missouri train robber usually addresses a
carload of passengers as he appears at the
door, playfully covering them with a revol
ver extended in each hand. Perhap s there
is a party engaged hi a game of euchre or ;
old sledge; they promptly throw', up their
hands without a murmur, Bo matter how
interesting a crisis there may be in the game.
Men partially paralyzed in their arms have
betM known to throw up their him& at - this
summons _ with an alacrity surprising to
Ih eMselves and everybody else. - •
"Throw np my hands !"- said a man, ~rho
was relating au experience with train rob
bers that he had .been through. " I bad
$lO,OOO in la belt around my body, all that I
kad made in six years of mining life in Cali
fornia, and when Lheard the command and
realized hOw useless resistance was, as the .
gang surrounding the car was armed to the
teeth, I not only throw np my hands, but
the thought of losing my money made me
so sickle that I nearly threw hp my hoots."
- The situation doesn't admit Of a moment's
hesitation, and every man know's it. A
movement in the direction ‘ ofift weapon
would not escape the alert eye'of tlla robber,
and it would be the immediate signal for
shot Brave men think and bmggaOs bo t
of 'what they would do under such -
stances, but when suddenly Confronted by
Cocked -revolver and the stern command that
signifies surrender, the hands are very apt to
go up, though the situation be a humiliating
one. Such , attacks are generally made at
night, while most of the passengers ?ro
asleep and off gnard, and then there is the
uncertainty as to the number of the gang.
Jesse James once said . the bravest man hef
ever knew be eutOuntered in an.attempt to
rob a passenger train.i The fellow stood on
the platform of a carand coolly exchanged
fix or eight shots with the gang. Admiring
his bravery, Jesse shouted to him to cease
firing and they wouldn't molest his car.
. 4, ru bet you won't," said he, :" while Pm
here." The robber captain said he would
have given $5,000 . to tiavo had that man be.
z come a member of his band. But he did
- not consider that a 11. an, brave as a lion oil
the side of right, -might prove the veriest
'coward in advancing the standard of via
lence and wrong.—Cincinnati Saturday
Nicht. •
A reporter visited Jay Gould'a conserva
tory at' Irvington, on th 9 Hudson, which was
built to replace the ones -destroyed by; fire
over a year ago. Mr. Oonld's hobby is hor
ticulture, and, with limitless means at, his
command, he pursues it with the same en
thusiasm that other men bestow on fast hors
es. llgist winter a list of pew plants, cover
ing almost every : variety Pt' vegetation, was
made out, and thisprii4; an enormous col
lection was imported' ItY,is Mr. Genii's in
tention to 'have at least :one specimen of
every variety Of flowering plant known.
The main huildlng is 100 feet long. It has'
several wings eighty feet long, and the whole
is divided into sixteen sections, the tempera
ture 'in eaell'of which can be regulated inde
pendently of the adjOining sections. By
this means fruits and grapes can be insured
all the year round, 'as the vine Can be kept
in different stages of development. The
conservatory contains over 4,00? varieties of
plants. There is room for twice that num
ber. The gardener estimates that there are
from 0,000 to - 8,000 plants in - the conserve
tory and on the grounds, which are 500 acres
in extent. The majority of the plants have
been brought from the European. conserva
tories, especially from Belgium. In one
room there are 100 Baarieties of doable gem . -
plums in full bloorn. Ono section eighty
feet long is devoted to roses, of which there
are 400 Varieties.
.There are 400 varieties of
palms, '3OO of them from Ecuador and .100
from' Asia. Some of the specimens cost
$250. There are forty varieties of th'e
pitcher plant,- from Madagascar. There are
100 varieties of crotons from the Fiji Islands,
500 varieties of foliage plants front Central
America and the East Indies. A collection
of ferns from Central and South America
and the East Indies numbers 300 varieties.
Bing summer, many of the plants were in
beds outside the conservatory. The flower
garden comprises three acres and the Vege
table garden four acres. There is also ' a
vineyard of two acres and a large orchard
containing some 400 .applei trees) and 500
pear trees. There are any qnniatity of straw
berry vines, gooseberry bushes, etc. An
importation of rare plants from Central Af
rica is expected to arrive soon. -Mr. Gould
will expend this year $lOO,OOO in the drain
age of his place, and millions have already
beetilipent to make the place what it is.—,
New York, Wor/d.
The old belief in lucky and al:lucky sailing
days is said to be dying out among the Glou
cester fishermen, a fact said to be due, in a
degree at least, to the sharp competition that
has sprungup. It is not an unusual sight,
when a finelsridageomes after a spell of bad
weather, to see a large fleet spread sail and
depart.for the fishing grounds. -A belief in!
"Jonahs" prevails among fishermen. A-
Jonah may be something animate or inani
mate, or even the result of the actions or ac
cidents of persons; infect, almost everything
that is supposed to bring ill luck is called a
Jonah. A vessel regarded as unfortunate is
thus said to' be a Jonah ; it is often diffienit
to obtain a crew of good men for her,' if men
are scarce, although she may be well adapted
' for the business. Equal trouble is also some
times experienced by expert fisher Men in
seenring a berth aboard a vessel; because
they have the 'reputation of being Jonahs.
The belief in Jonahs fortunately often meets
with rebuff so severe as to hinder it from
becoming anything like a general one. Ono
skipper once inquired of another, nodding
his head in the direction of a man at work
on the vessel "Are you going to carry
that man 2" Receiving an atfirmatiVereply,
he continued "Yon Won't get any fish,
then. He's a regular Jonah." The reply
was: ajonah or no Jonah, be goes this
trip anyway." The trip in question. proved
a successful; one, and nothing more was
heard of the man beintot Jonah.. 1 , •
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ltalv.llbikilltoagoliaasLiie la Sae Francisco
Day Seam,. - •
I , •
I i'Alltii` - '43nay to determine the, exact
en ..'..C*Phittese in San Francisco.: They
a floating population. It
• •'•,, for the most^imact census
~..I,,datuber them. It would be. a fair
Vstill*spAy that they number 30,000 in
nlilint*Val.4o,o6o winter. The ;entire '
P 0 1 444,„
of; the city is in round numbers
245,0 K, #4.4li3Wparison with this the Chi
.does not seem- largo ;but
whinitta oonaidered that the dhinese are
Illiiigylidato4,ll4 - tubtt4t there are about
three(adidt 3 Marren to every. Ilya white
m0 4 ,431kbe soap that they . forth: a very
ini*l*lihetorin the industries, the boii.
assiisOfitilia'Welfaro of the-city. lon
haws thinatoirn" to - be:s2ow;ly.
ii*fieCikakttlie-ltitir, 'Covered with poor
• -•
shsutira,...irkarernnOrmistahen. It. I. in
..:0144.i g 0f - the ;city. It
;bat stvi,
formerly occupied by Amerieani business
housea. The Chinamen commenced here
by renting a few stores; white men in the
vicinity moved and other Chinatnen came
and rented: until step by step, th'e Chinese
have exclusive possession of ten blocks in
the heart of the oldest and finest part of the
city., In this comparatively small district
are gathered nearly all'thehinese ,in San
'Francisco. Those engaged as domestics or
otherwise in distant parts of the city come
hero at night to play tan, attend theatres,
smoke opinni, and to sleep. Here the new
srrivals.are at once taken. The Other night
I saw nearly two thousand new , comers go
quietly, almost stealthily it seemed, from
the boats through the streets into the Chi
nesequarter, there to' be stowed away by
the six companies '@•••• I could. hardly wonder
that to the old resident, to whim such sights
were frequent,' and who had seen' the Chi
nese advance from one street to another and
occupy block after bkick, it all seemed " too
much like an invasion." Pass along the
streets of " Chinatown" at any time of the
day or evening and you -find them literally
swarming everywhere. It is a city-within a
city. 'Except f4ir the American look about
the buildings, you may imagine yourself in
Hong Kong. l3ere are Chinese Joss houses
and theatres, Chinese , markets, stores, and
shops of every kind. Every nook and cor
ner, every cellar mid garret is full. There
is little disorder in the streets, no drunken
ness, no tumult,, except the continuous jab
•r of the thronging crowds. Every even
ing,- even until midnight, yon-will ,see hun
dreds of the Moro industrious still at work.
Oilier thousands are on the streets,,smoking
cigt.rettes and loafing ; other thousands are
in their cellars or hidden resorts playing
f' tan." Step; into either of the three Chinese
theatres, and you will find still other thous•••'
ands enjoying with evident relish the hideous
performances. 'You wonder where all these
crowds can sleep. And this is, indeed, the
most wonderful thing about Chinese life.
They are fairly packed along the floors' and
on narrow shelves, lying one over the other
clear to the ceiling. The darker. the cellar
and closer the room, the more Chinamen get
into it. They lie in their bunks, smoke opium
and go to sleep. To say that the minus and
atmosphere' where they live and eat and
sleep are foul is putting it mildly. No ordi
nary American could stay in tthese places
twenty-four hours and survive, Bat the
celestial scams to thrive best in the most
dismal cellars and the foulest tdr, and comes
Out of it all with a physical endurance that
is in arvellnit -
Barbarous Cu'stows That Are 'Followed b,
' the Natives. • •
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press
writes from West Africa as follows :
"There are social distinctions heto of rich
Ind poor, higher and lower classes, just as
here are and always will be all over the world
communism to the contrary notwithstanding.
And 'these distinctions follow the subjects to
their grave, just as,,,irs our own civilization,
one is laid in the sculptured 'cemetery and
another in the Potter's Field. The burial
grounds are mostly in the forest, in the low
lying gremid and tangled thickets along the
banks of rivers. ,
sites are reserved .for villages and plants-
Cons. If a traveller, in journeying alon4 the
main - river of. the country, observes long
reaches of uncleared.thickets he will prob- -
ably be correct in suspecting these are burial
grounds. His native crew will 'be slow to
inform him of the fact or to converse on" the
subject unless to object to going ashore.
Some of the interior tribes bury all their
dead under the clay floors of their houses.
'The living are thus daily . actually 'treading,
, DU and cooking their foixl over the graves of
'their relations'. 'This distinction is reseried,
in the case of coast tribes, for only- a veil
few of their hOnored chiefs. Most} general •
ly the location Sor burial as before mentioned
is in the forest. Over or near the, graves of
the rich are built little honseswhere Are laid
the common articles used by them in thei.
Life, pieces of crockery, - I knives, sometimes
table, mirrors and othei goods. obtained in
foreign trade. 'Only recently, in ascending
this Ogove River, I observed tied on the
branches of a large tree extending over the
stream frora the top of the bank a wonder
made chest, five pitchers and mugs, and sew.
eral, fathoms of calico prints.r I was inform
ed that the grave of a lately deceased chief
was near, and that those *licks were signs
of his wealth, and were intended as contrib
utions to spirits to induce them to draw
trade to the villages of his people._ A notice
able fact about these gifts to the spirits is
that hoWever great a thief a man may be, ho
will not steal from a grave: The covered
mirror will lay there and waste in - tho rain,
and the valuable garment will flap -itself. to
rags'in the wind, but bun= hands will not"
touch them. Actual interment is, therefore,
given to all who in life were regarded as at
all worthy of respect. The implements for ex
cavating being few and, the making of a grave
is quite a twat, and it is made no deeper than'
is actually- snfficient for covering the corpse.
This, according to the greatness of the dead
or the wealth of the family, is variously
encased. Sometithes it is actually placed in
a coffin made of the ends of a canoe, far
from boards cut out of an old canoe, or even
so expensively as to Use two - trade boiegt,
making one long one, by knocking out an
end froth each and telescoping them.
l i t Ilsnrra os EtEru.twrii.--Thick es is •an
ephant's skin, •no living creature suffers
ore - from flies, mosquitoes, , leeches, and
O her vermin than he. ' The poz7ni are very
large, and gadflies and mosquitoes, ac.,
worm theniselves into the hollow and suck
to repletion. Thus: . the whole day long,
elePhants . are constantly throwing ,up dirt,
squirting saliva or.water to get rid of these
pests, to the great annoyance of their ri d ers.r.
They snore a good deal when asleep, and I
have often seen them resting their heads 'on
ail outstretched foot when lying - down. They
int very lininan-like in many of their ways.
They get - a piece of wood and- use it as a
tpothpiek, They scratch themielves with
the tip of their proboscis, and if they cannot
reach the place with . that they take np . a
branch and use that. Natives say they plug
up bullet holes with clay, but I never know
an instance of it'myaelf.—Lonckm. Field
slAil a Teii t hi Mast*.
NO. - 10
rnni*; : 'or
latneelasal Marts: Claw fr.. Hero as'
—Alligator fat is now med for cooking
pnrposoa in some parts of Florida.
—A mum= of Oonfedange relies is to - bt
anal:Mahal in italeigh, N. O.
—Marnwnimitsiaaarl are were in Kew
lucky, and 13 converts were lately baptised
in Grayson wanly. " . ‘
—The gale call telegraph operallo!a: elec
tric sputa But they ahrays melee then
without being "hocked.
—Fred Slack has been seat to ti Oa
torahs State Men tar two yaere-tali-.
ning away With a.glituncler blentalPelt
The friends et George Washiniton leis
aMe eneoungrd. ,'the BON* iftei 4 a4
yaw; bavo raised isKocomeot to lirgoo
• • •
=-;"*Opesi poclitelhOds" is dos assiip
nabs events tbs. dos orgasms'
Wieconain: ihogs
velbsi'dsismsdnitisis ht, the iggisloss Sit
—The Japanese governmomt has 164 fork
eigners in ifs employ, inclmEng 73 Eneisb,
men, 32 Germans, 21 American" and la
—A Philadelphia policeman was jiltedand
took revenge by arresting the girl on a
trumped-up charge of disorderly conduct.
Now she sues him for $5,000.
• —The famous Dalrymple farm of Debts
is to be divided, Mr. George! Howe, out oil
prince of Pennsylvania, having bought Sq,=
000 acres of it for $BO,OOO. •
—Yellow fever has visited the counts)
3ixty-tive times. The last iiisitation,in 1878,
cansedloo,ooo cases, max, deaths and cost
in direct and indirect losses $100,000,000. ,
-Onoi, of the many curious facts to -be
found in the census reports is that the num
be, r of working oxen in use on farms in 'the
United States has decreased 25 per cent. sines
- —The growth . Of tea cultivation in India
is steady and progressive. Some 6,000
acres more are devoted to tea gardens every
year.. last year's crop is estimated at 40,.
000,000 pounds.
extensive coal mine, 'Comprising
shout 3,000' acres, has been disiovered in
Arise county, , Texas.- It is said io be of sm •
pular quality. The coal bed is - from two to
three feet in thickrieis.-
—There ;its an - apricot tree in Freemo
county, Cat, that measures sixty.inches
around' the trunk; three feet from the
ground; It is thought there is not less than
a ton Of,frilit on the tree.
—Alabaina has over 10,000 square miles
of bituminous coal fields. The business of
mining is rapidly increasing. In 1872 but
10,000 tons were taken-out, while last year
the amount was 400,000 tons. -
-A colored student at the Hampton Nor.
mal Sciiool being asked to illustrate the 4iif.
ference - between the prefixes "pro". and .
"con" gravely offered the two words "pro.
grass" and "congress." Who now darer
Say that the colored people Imosi nothing of
what is going on ? ^ -
—The estate of the late George It. Heidi
of Wilcox county, Georgia, which was alit.
ded among eleven heirs a, fee , days ago,
comprised- 10,000 -acres of land, newly
5,000 sheep and about : 2,4)oo head of cattle.
The heirs diided the land and stock with.
out incurring the expenses of a sale. -
—The living skeleton of a Sari- l'nuacisoo
side show went out for a walk on a raffecied
track. A locomotive lmockedhim down end
ran overiiim: • 'He arose and continued his
walk. The four inched between the cow
catcher and the ties had been sufficient for
hhic thinness. He was incidentally well ad.
vertised, but paid for it in - bruises an 4
I ,—A - negro living in Jefferson county,
Florida, went to clrerch recently and listened
to a sermon from the text which advises the
plucking out of the eye - and cutting off of the
hand when Offensive, and upon going home
attempted to literally obey the scriptural in
junction br using a razor on his hand and
plucking out his - eye.
—A Kentucky negro, who was sentenced
to the Penitentiary for three years for steal
ing copper Worth $25 when asked by the
Judge if he had anyt hing to say, remarked
that he had not, but only regretted that he
hadn't stolen a drove of cattle instead if that
piece of copper. The joke lay in the fact
that a mut had just . been sentenced for one
year for stealing eighteen- head of cattle.
—Poor Petthecker, his joke " Why, my
dear;" said poor little Mr. Penhecker, with
a ghastly smile, "why would the world with. -
out woman, lovely woman, be° like a blank
sheet of paper ?" Mrs. P., 7 41t0 - had just
been giving the little man " of her
mind," smiled and "conkin't th ink." "Why,
because; don't you see, love," said the long. -
suffering one, "It wouldn't even be ruled."
—Daniel Webster made' a profound im
pression upon Carlyle, who said of him to
an American : "The most lemarkable man
in appearance I ever saw- , -:great, shaggy, '
taciturn, having the . gift of silence, yet
knowing how to talh.-it greatithing that, to
know when to hold your tonkate--evidently
of gretit reserve power. I shouldn't hie to
fall into his claws when he li f e:vita"
—The question as to whether the moon is
Inhabited will probably never be settled to
the satisfaction of all minds, but - =my
minds will take satildaation in its discursion.
Mr. Helmuth Dneberg, of Berlin, has been
studyingit, and has come to the coneksion •
that the 'side of the moon which is continu
ally 'turned frum the earth possesses sir,
water and life. Ma ides, is that in the ab
sence of any centrifugal force due to rota.
tion on her own axis the- only centrifugal
foree acting upon the moon. mast be that
rending from her, own motion round the
- earth. This would tend to throw the moon's
Mr and water to the side opposite to that
which is always toward the earth. -
The cat is quite the equal of the dog in
intelligence. True, she is not taught to per.
form as the dog is, but the reason is that
she is superior to such. nonsense, and her
spirit is' too floe for such servility. .Al to
the matter of affection, the dog overdoes the_
fawning and slavishness; the cat mingles
with human beings as an atuil, without
fawning or seriility; asking no more than
she gives. ' There is some force in the sag.
liesticm that dogs attach themselves to man
because. they cannot live without man's- sup.
port, while cats'are independent, and their
attachinent to the htiman family is purely
from sbmpathyl - . -t With no heart to speak it
of the dog, the ;comparison is taken up be-
Cause they who:' declare their disdain (cc esti
invariably sot elf against it their for
dogs, as if this discrimination were s credit
to them. The dog's manners lack dettarey;
the cat is always reined. The . 4Nr.Whea
not eating or roving for bad mow*, Bes
in yawning Hakim= or else whop. His
has no mental resources. His mind. kso
vacant and his spirit so poor that W. .'chief
communing with man is to fawn ma- wed
his tail tor a notice. On the °the:bead, the
cat is a picture of aublime patience, comps*
cire andilioughtfulnees. - -Her eslassain bee
a soothing inflnoice on the bone ode,
tending to prevent Ears .— PMfiiie t . .