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    tdjjluilham Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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Iii Town.
I have friend across tie. street,
We never yet exchanged u wonl,
Yet dear to me hid accents sweet -
I am a woman, ho a bird.
Ami here wo twain in exile dwell,
Far from our niilivo woods and skies,
And dewy lawns with healthful smell,
Wlitro (1 Ulrica lift their laughing eyes.
Nevrapain from moss-built ne8t
(Shall the raged woodlark blithely soar;
Never again the heath be viewed
By foot of mine forever more I
Yet from that featbered,iiMivering throat,
A blessing wns across to me ;
No thrall can hold that mellow note,
Or iii'iirh its flume in sl.irery.
My chains fall n(T, the prison Rates
Fly open, us with niaio key ;
And far from life's perplexing straits,
My spirit wander; swift ami free.
'hc1 to the heather breathing deei,
The fragrance of the mountain breeze,
1 hear the wind's melodious swoop
Through toeing Imughsof aueicn trees.
Jliiie ith a pinch where rocs climb
1 stand as I was used stand,
W In re cattle-be. la with drowsy chiino
M uke mimic in the ipiict laud.
When morning dawns in Lely culm,
And each true heart to worship ealK
Aliuo is the prayer, but bis the psalm,
That Hu:iU) about our prison walls.
And as behind the thwart ng wires
TIib creature throb and sings,
With him my luniiii'iug muiI aspires
On music's strong and cleaving wings.
Fast fades the driain in distance dim,
Tears rouse me w ith a sndden shock ;
jo ! at my door, erect and trim.
The postman gives his (limbic Knock.
And a great city's lumbering noisu
Arises with confusing hum,
And whistling shrill of butchers' Liiys ;
Wy day logins, my bird is dumb.
What did she Fay?" Mr. Jonathan
Iiruoe stood leaning over the
window aill like an exaggerated copy of
one of Raphael's famous choral)-, his
head and bhouldeis just visable above
tho hop vines that garlanded the case
merit with pale green loaves and end
ing tcndriln. lie was. stoat and by no
means an Adonis to look upon ; but
there was genuine 6ttpenRe in his raanner
as ho breathlessly awaited his middle
aged sinter's fit)3werto the question he
had jast ".sked.
Mies Belinda Brace, who stood be
foro tho kitchen table making apple
pies, paused to ran the jiggering-iron
deftly round the outer edge of tho crust
before sho answerod,
"She said 'no V"
Mr. Jonathan's countenance fell.
"Linda," gasped he, "did she mean
it V
Ofcjnrso she did," said Miss Be
liudj; "and I told you ns much before,
didn't I?"
"But I never heard of such a thing
before!' cried Jonathan, excitedly.
'I'm n well-to do-farmer, and she's only
a Bcrvant."
"Bat she's proud as Licifer for all
that," assented his Bister.
"Where is sho?" asked Jonathan,
with a vague idea of seeking out the
obdurato fair one and pleading his own
cause, for an offer of marriage chanced
to bo tho question under dobato.
"Gone!" said Miss Belinda, crisply.
"Gone?'' echoed her brother.
"Yes, gone."
Miss Belinda set the two pies in tho
oven with an emphasis that spoke vol
umes for tho strength of the baking
"Packed up and gone, and I don't
know where and I don't care, so you
needn't take the trouble to ask, for I'll
keep no girl in my house that feels her
self too good to bo my brother's wifo.
A haughty thing as I have no patience
Jonathan Bruss said nothing, but he
took his elbows down off tho kitchen
window-sill and walked away, feeling
as if all the brightness had gone out of
the rammer sky, all the sweetness from
tho balmy July air.
I've mado a mistake," thought he.
"It seoras to me my life is all a mis
take. I out to have spoken out myself,
instead ot trnsting that matter to sinter.
I thought women conld manage such
matters better than a man. But I for
got thero were different kinds of
women. Linda is excellent in driving
bargains about butter and eggs and
chickens, but I donbt if she'd be gentle
and aqft-cpoken enough to deal with a
question like this. Toor littlo Dorothy 1
I wish I'd asked her myself, though
perhaps after all it wouldn't have made
any difference. '
Jonathan Bruoe had lived to the age
of forty-five without feeling the darts
of Cupid, and when he did fall in love,
it was a serious business.
Dorothy Dale had come to the old
farm-house to earn her living. She was
a deltoate lovely girl of nineteen, with
dark gray eyes, black hair, growing low
npen her forehead, and a fresh bloom
like that of a peach. She bad first
coma to Lowmror to try and get the
place of teacher in the district srhool.
But the trustees had their particular
favorite, and when the spectacled Miss
Kcene wae appointed, poor little Dor-
o'byjfound herself penn less in a strange
'What can I do?" she said, piteously.
"Miss Brnco wants a servant,"
gested the landlord's wife. "Ten dol
lars a month a nd a good home. House
work ain't so genteel as school teaching,
bat in my mind it's more healthy."
And Dorothy caught at the straw
which a kind of Providence seamed to
extend to her, and took the position of
scrvaut in the Bruce family, which sho
filled satis netortly until Mr. Jonathan's
unexpected oiler of marriage.
"Marry him, become ''is wifo!"
thought Dorothy, with flushed checks
and wildly-beating heart. Oh, never,
never I"
And yot, si ran go to cay, sho did not
actually disliko honest Jonathan Bruce.
It wad Ouly the natural recoil of the
wild bird from the fowler's snare, the
untamed deer from the banter's touch.
It was scarelya month from the day
no which the middle-aged farmer heard
his doom; that he chanoeJ to be cross
ing the bridgo whioh spanned thoiivcr,
when, all of a sudden, he canto upon n
Vgbt flgare crouching in ono of its
embrasures Dorothy Dalo's figure.
"Why, Dorothy, child!" ho ejicuh
ted, starting back.
Sho pushed tho dark hair out of her
eyes and looked defiantly at him.
"Yes, it is I."
"Yon are palo," he muttered slowly,
"and very, very thin."
"Yes," she said, "I I have had
hard work to live. Very hard work in
deed. In truth and in fact, I am almost
"You wouldn't marry me ?"
"No," she flashed out, "I would not !"
"Will you marry me now ?"'
"No. '
He looked hard at her.
"I think you're making a mistake,"
he said.
She was silent, still looking at him
in tho samo scared, uncertain sort of
"However," he added, "that's neither
here nor there. But Belinda misses
you. Sho will be glad to have you
back again."
"After" I
Dorothy checked herself instinct
"Yes, after everything. Lot by-gones
be by-gones. Iteruembcr that Belinda
wants you and that there's always a
home for you there. And as for me,
you needn't trouble. I shall not be in
anybody's way," a littlo bitterly. "1
am goirg np to some slate quarries
that I own, and Belinda will bo all
"Yes," she said. "I will go. After
all I shall be putting myself nnder ob
ligations to nobody. I shall be earning
my own living."
So she went back ogain, and Miss
Belinda received her brusquely, bat
still with a degree of kindness that went
to tho poor girl's heart.
"Are the quarries very large ?" sho
asked, wistfully, one day, when sho
had been about a month at tho old
"Never heard."
"Whoro yon never there V
"Bless your heart, child, no."
"Does Mr. Bruce often oomo home ?"
"He's at home now," said the spin
ster." "At home ?"
"Why, yes ; only he's staying down
at tho tavern. He's a sort of notion
that yon don't want to see him here."
"He is very much mistaken," ex
claimed Dorothy. "I I it is horrible
to think of turning him out of his own
There he in down in the elovcr
meadow now, with the men," said Bel
inda. '-He'll be np this way directly,
I dare say ; shall I call him V
"I I think I ought to speak to him,'
said Dorothy, with her eyes fixed on
her work.
"Wants to speak to me, eh?" said
Mr. Bruce. "Yes, I'll be there in
Dorothy looked up a minute later to
find him regarding her gravely.
"Well, Dorothy, what is it V
"Mr. Bruoe, I am banishing yon from
your own home.
"Well, no, you are not," he answered,
slowly. "I can be happy anywhore,
little Dorothy, so that I know that yon
are content."
"Mr. Bruoe."
"There is no occasion for your ab
senting yourself from yonr home on ruy
"May I come back, Dorothy ?" ho
asked suddenly.
"Yon know that you can," she cried.
"And you will alay here ?"
"Why should I not r
"Couldn't we stay here together?"
She looked up coloring, yet with a
bright smile.
"I have said no ono," she said, "if
you were to ask me again"
"I shonld say yea."
j "Then it's a bargain," taid he, quietly
j "if yon think you can put up with an
unfashionable old chap like wo such
a sweet little roccbud as you, Dorothy.'
Sho raised her innocent young lips
for the betrothal kiss.
"I have learned to love "you sinoo I
came back here," sho whispered. "I
have learned to know you as you really
arc tho noblest and best of men."
And Mr. Rruoo uc ver went buck to
tho quarries after that.
Color Heat iutr.
This expression hus been applitd to
a phenomenon of which some few peo
ple are conscience, viz: .in appearance
of certain colors uccompar.yiiig tho per
ception of notes or noises. In le"3
Nussbaiimer described (in a Vienna
medical paper) this double perception
as he and his brothers had it, and Ilor
ren Blcnler and EIiuiiuid, in Zurich,
have recently made h more seystcniatic
study of the subject. Tho colors asso
ciated with particular notes diff r in
different individuals. As a rule tho
higher notes arc accompanied by
lighter colors, tho lower by daiker.
Chords dthtr eauso tho colors which
rorresgoad to their note to appear side
l7 side or give mixture ot those colors.
A thorough musician who was c x tmined
perceived a distinct color with each key
e. A rofrjer, bins I A minor, lead
color j F. Sharp Major, y How ; and so
on. The mine nolo in different keys
changes in color according to tho color
of tho key in which it is found. To
many peasnus, too, tho same piece
llayed by different instruments appears
in different colors, theso being gen
erally of a gray or brown hue. Increased
intensity of sound effects tho color per
ceived and rnorcso in the caso of ntise
than in that of musical notes ; in the
bitter the intensity of color is increased ;
in the fi rmer a transparent effect ob
Bervcd gives way in sonio mcsuro to
opacity. Tho authors pursno their
etudies into the colors some minds per
ceive on hearing consonants, vowels,
dipthongs, word, etc., some of which
cases seemed to be explicable by direct
association." By four persons sound
was perceived as a result of Eenations
of light and color e. g., a bread qniet
buiniDg gas ll.inio led to perception of
a sound constructed of IT. and a light
voTel like I'. When tho llume-fliekored
the sound grew similar to L. In color
hearing no essential difference between
the two sexes has been demonstrated.
Of seventy-six "color-hearer'," t'fty
nine per cent wore males and forty-one
per cent, females. Tho percentage o-"Oalor-hcarers"
in 5!)ti individuals ex
afmined was only 12.5. Tho phenome
non is to a great degreo hereditary.
London Times.
Farmer's Alliance of Scotland.
Tho objects of alliauca are declared
to bo to gain tho bnpport of and enroll
members from t very county in Scotland ;
to carefully consider aid, if it bo a suit
able one, promoto tho passing of any
bill granting tenants a legal right to
compensation for improvements, fair se
curity of tenure, ard greater freedom
in the cultivation of the soil and dis
posal of its produco ; to obtain for the
tenant s.nch security for tho investment
of his capital in the coil as will stimu
late and indttco him to improve his cul
tivation; to obtain the abolition of the
laws to entail, hypothec, primogeniture,
and all presumptions of the law in favor
of tho landlord and against the tenant';
to promote a law simplifying and cheap
ening the transfer of land ; to secure to
ratepayers their legitimato share in
county government ; to secure tho bet
tor representation of tenant farmers in
Scotland ; to promoto the further reform
of tho game laws, and generally to
watch over tho iuteresta of farmers.,
London Times.
A Pretty Home.
Now that so many pretty things may
bo bought at moderato cost, the poorest
woman can save a room from being
megro in its appointments. Sho can
avoid horse-hair sofas and violent car
pets, and vulgar prints on tho walls.
Good engraving!), a littla cretonne, some
knicknaeks made by herself, a few
grasses, a growing plant, and an open
fire, aro all that are needed to make a
room pleosent and refined. What a
pity it is that in a country covored with
wood a wood-firo should bo an expen
sive luxury, for there is nothing like it
to make home attractive I It burns np
many a quarrel and morbid specula
tion, rights many a wrong, and pro
motes peace. No picture is so utterly
chceful as that of tho family gathering
round it as evenings fulls. No con
versations are so fresh ahd witty as
those which go up wit h the sparks. No
companion is so lively and invigorating
to tho invalid, the recluse, tho mourner,
or tho aged, as a wood-firo. It is tho
most healtfal of all vontilators, the
most picturesque picture, tho most
enlivening suggestion of energy and
thrift. And yet comp'aratively few
homes possess this rare attraction. In
tbecitits, however, we cm makecannel
coal take the place of wood In a meas
ure, and still rejoice in our open fire.
White Deer.
It has always been a superstition
among tho huntersof l ike County, Teim,
that to kill a white deer would take
away all good luck from any one so
thoughtless as to fire the fatal shot.
White deer are among tho rare animals
that roam tho woods. They .aro so rare,
in fart, that many people believe them
to be myths. Old hunters declare that
they have seen deers as white as snow
bounding over the Tike County ridges
in years gone by, and relato instances
of the futo which overtook men who
were so rash as to kill them. A well
known resident of tho county exprefses
his sacred belief in the superstition, and
relates a singular incident to show how
well founded it is.
White deer, ho stys, are all gone
from our woods now, tho last one having
been killed in 1872 by Hornbeck Shinier
and two others. That deer was well
known to all tho old hunters, but of
coutssnonoof them ever raised a gun
against it. Hornbeck Shimer moved
away from this county about tho time
tho war broke out, made some money in
tho army, and bought the Kxchauge
hotel property iu Wilkesbarre. In 1872
ho was worth $80,000. Ho was a good
hunter, having learned how while ho
lived along the Lackawaxen. While
camping up on tho Shoholu in the full
of '72 with L. E. Bevans, of Port Jervis,
and Henry Frank, I think his name was,
of Luzerne County, they heard that the
white deei had Joeen seen over near
Greening's. In spite of the protests of
tho local hunters with them, they de
termined to drive the ridge for tho
doer and kill it. They succeeded in
starting the deer, and all got a shot at
it, killing it and bringing it into camp.
Not long afterward Shimer's health be
gan to fail, although he tras ns rugged
and strong as an ox before, and still a
young man. no died a lingering death
two or three years afterward. Ycu all
know that ho was brought to the old
homestead up the river and buried. It
was found that within a year or so ho
had become involved financially. lie
died in the midst of domestio trouble,
and out of the fortuno he had in 1872
there was hardly anything left.
property in Wilkesbarre was oil tun
down, and was scattered at public sale.
In 1871 Henry Frank failed in businesi
and diod with a malignant disease, with
scarcely enough money to bury him de-
eantly. L. E. Bevans, ono of tho lead
ing merchants in Port Jervis in 1S72,
soon afterward became a bankrupt. Ho
wns never the samo man that he was
before, and the otlierday ho blew out
his brains in Port Jervis.
Hired tails.
If country girls who meditaio a carcor
iu the city would turn their attention
to domestic service, instead of throng
ing tho stores and workshop.-, mistress
and maid would te mutually benefitted.
It is an employment that is healthier,
more respectable and bettor p kid than
that of factory or shop girls, and I bo
liove I may truly add, more profitable j
thai) dress or bonnet making or any sort
of sowing, and to my mind, quite as ro
speetablo. I honor all workers who do
their work well, no matter what it may
be, save that it is honest, useful work.
And so does everybody whose respect
and esteem are worth having. If thore
is any reason why "hired girls" are im
bued with the idea that their occupation
is regarded as very inferior, it is solely
because they have been so outragoonsly
ignorant, unskilled, and unfit for the
petition, Having occasion to employ a
maid to do very light work, I advertised
for one, promising but two dollars a
week, but "a good homo and kind treat
ment." Thero came upward of forty
applicants for the situation, and among
the number were several shop girls. I
remember one in particular; she was a
very nice-looking young woman who
had been a clerk for several years in a
dry goods house at a salary of six dol
lars a week. She found that her ex
penses consumed all her earnings, that
she lived shabbily in a boarding-house,
that she had not really good society,
and that being so much on her feet and
oftentimes in an impure atmosphere, was
killing her. Sho was heartily tired of
it, and looked forward to a quiet homo,
in a quiet family, with a great sense of
relief. Then, too, iu such a position
she would have no expenses but for her
dress, and at tho most sho could put
half her earning every year in the bank.
Employers know, if employees do not,
that domestic service is the best paid,
comparatively, of any sort of work, and
it is a matter of wonder, as well as of
surprise, that so few American girls fit
themselves for suoh work. All occupa
tions have thoir unplcarant features,
and those in household servioe are
often overmatched by the disagreeables
incident to any kind of ' untried busi
ness. The German proverb, "If I rest,
rust," applies to many things, besides
the keys. If water rests it stagnates.
If the longs rest, we cease to breathe.
It the heart rest--, we die, and if the
editor rests, evtn for an hour, the com
positors raise the "devil" for copy.
li is difficult to extinguish tho fire
IW fnllv kindles.
Elect rh'ily.
Though no great f.-ut of haul in p, or
heaving or pushing, has yet been per
formed by electricity, wo know tho foroo
can be made to push and haul and
heave. A man has driven about Paris
in an electric tricycle; a girl has sowed
a shirt with a sewing-machine moved by
the same power; a bit of rock has been
attacked by an electric borer; a toy -boat
runs about in a lake, driven by elec
tricity; and, befctof all, Messrs. Siemens
are now carrying passengers in a''tram,"
which has no other motor than the elec
tric "fluid," or modification of motion,
or whatever it ought to bo called. It is
not only probable, but certain, that
many of the difficulties now impeding
tho application of tho force to heavy
work will be dissolved, under tho pres
sure of tho brain-power now oppliod to
them from every corner of the civiliz -d
world; and quito possiblo thut in a year
or two a cheap method of generating
electricity will be applied not discov
ered, for we know already that falling
water, in governablo nvisses, is what is
wanted and that the itorage of tho
force will not only be a credible1, but an
easily accomplished process. That is
not supposing more than hm occurred
in the application of eliotricity to mes-suge-Heuding,
and thut accomplished,
and cost reduced,, as tcience always ro
duces it, we should have from tho new
agent at least two things a light, full,
permanent ami cbe.ip, to be used w hero
ever wanted, in tho street, workshop,
and house, as in tho mine; aud n motor,
manageable, tireless, light, and as effec
tive for small work in the hands of
the individual as for great work in tho
hands of a mighty company. That which
will drive a railway train will drive girl's
sowing-muehino or a boy's mechanical
horse ; that which will urgo a rock-
borer will help to ciuvo a sixpenny
blondstoue seal. Electricity can be
made to perform all tasks that can bo
performed bv unintelligent foice.
.Mexican Justice.
A Cerrillos dispatch to the Santa l'e
AW Mfxiam gives a striking instance
of tho rough and ready justice among
the railroad employees of that town.
Ono of these became angry with a com
panion and determined to get even in
some way for tho fancied affront, no
was not equal to tho task of whipping
him, and knowing thq other's weakness
for whiskey, proceeded deliberately to
get him drunk, at the samo time keep
ing perfectly sober himself. When the
victim of the scheme became perfectly
stupefied by liquor, the schemer knock
ed him down aud beat and kicked him
in tho most brutal way, inflicting
wounds whie'i nearly resulted fatally.
The offender was immediately arrested,
aud threats were niado which indicated
that he would bo lynched. Tho doctor,
however, said that tho man would pos
sibly recover, which delayed the violent
action contemplated. Tho wouuded
man did grow better, and promised to
"lick" his enemy as soon as ho got
well, but the Cerrillos bovs did not
wait for him. The day after the arrest
was made they rushed in upon tho
guards, and forcibly took charge of the
prisoner. They stripped him of his
clothes, swung him up to a slaughter
frame by tho waist, and then the
strongest man in tho party took a
"black stale" whip and striped the
gentleman's buck. Every blow bronchi
blood until a good round number had
been dealt, when tho sufferer was let
down, given a blanket to cDver his
and back, told to leave.
A Mountain .Melting Anay,
Information from Bald Mountain, N.
C, states that a sudden and fearful
crash wac heard in the neighborhood of
Bakersvillo. The rumbling noise pre
ceding the crash was heard for miles,
and caused the frightened inhabitants
of these mountains to recall the scenes
of four or live years ago, when Bald
Mountain was seriously threatened with
volcanic eruptions. An investigation of
tho disturbance developed the fue that
a large portion of this peak had suddenly
disappeared in the fertile and beautiful
valley below. A slice of a half a mile
square melted away, Tho uuscofthis
remarkable tumble is nnknown wheth
er it is to bo attributed to the heavy
snow and rain storms wh:ch have pre
vailed in this region for tho past few
weeks, or whether it is tho result of the
Eftu je ir. :1 e usod by the
volcanic outbursts a few years ago. The
local scientists aro nnablo to decide the
question. The people in tho neighbor
hood aro very much disturbed about the
mysterious1 collapse of old Baldy. Fonr
years ago tho indications of volcanic
eruptions and tho quiverings of the
mountain-fiidos created intense excito
ment, and many of tho moro simple
minded were so frightened that they
would peareely leave thoir homes for
days. This new disturbance, while it
has not caused so much terror, has
made the inhabitants of that remoto re
gion feel uncomfortable.
About 80,000 acres of land between
a fla and Jerusalem have b?en secured
on which to form a colony for the per
secuted Jews of the continent of
Experiments In Ffrdlna lints.
An Iowa farmer put up thirty one
year old hegs for fattening, and for the
first twenty days fed them on shelled
corn, of which they ate eighty-three
bushels. Dnring this period they gained
827 pounds, or upwards of ten pounds
to tho bushel of corn. Ho thcu fed the
same hogs for fourteen days on dry corn
meal, during which timothry consumed
fcrty-seven bushels and gained '!5
pounds, or 111 pounds to the bushel
The same hogs next fed fourteen diys
on corn meal and water mixed, con
sumed 5.1 bushels of corn, and gained
731 pounds, or 13J pounds of pork to
the bushel. He then fed them f jurteen
days on corn meal cooked, find after
CLUsnming forty-five bushels of the
cooked meal the hogs gained 7911 pounds,
or very nearly fifteen pounds ol pork to
the bushel of meal.
Keel pes.
I.kmos Fcmiino. One lemon grated,
rind and pulp, ono cap of sugar, one
cup of water or sweet milk, four eggs,
three tablctpooiifals of flour. Line a
deep divh with pastry crusts, pour the
custarl in, bake thirty minutes. Beat
tho whites of three or four eggs to a
stiff froth, sweeten, spread over the top
of the pudding and letit brown slightly.
Potato Si'ki'Iiikr. Scoop cut the in
side of a sound, good potato, leaving
the skiu attached on ono m lo of the
hole as a liJ. Minco up finely the lean
of a juicy mutton chop with a IKtlo salt
and pepper, put it in the potato, pin
down the lid and bake. Before serving
(iu the skit.) add a little hot gravy if
tho mince seems too dry.
Feeding Cora Mnllts.
A farmer, writing to tho Avvrn-an
A'rirulturM, says: I have never until
.ow been able to acconnt for tho dif
erent values various people put upon
ornstalks. True, thera is a great dif
ference in difforent kinds of corn, in
the way it is fed, Ac, but after all the
great variation in value is canned by
the drynesf. Thut which is cured
somewhat moist, even if moro or less
moldy, is greatly preferred by tho cat
tle to hard, dty, buttle stuff, which has
lost almost all its flavor and doubtless
a good deal of its nutritive qualities.
Simply sprinkling tho portions of stulk
to be fed next, so that they will have a
few honrs to absorb tho watr, helps a
great deal, but still it is not at all like
having naturally moist fodder. If the
water used to soften the stalks is salted
and flavored with a few handfuls of
bran (his would make a great difference.
No doubt tho best plan to feed torn
fodder is to cut and steam it, with such
additions of roots, bran, A., us are de
sirable. Few can do this; many, how
ever, follow what is the next best plan
to cut the corn fodder and mix it with
bran; then to pour scalding water in
abundanco over the mass and cover it up
with rubber sheets, rubber army blank
eta, or place it in a box with a close ltd,
so that it will have a good soaking and
"sweating." In whatever way it is fed
it should bo cut the liner the better;
but even if it be cut iu foot lengths,
every farmer will find his account for
i A largo part of dry-fed stalks is re
jected and gets into the manure, where
it is a great nuisance, firtt in getting it
out and then iu clean culture. Those
of ns who Cbnnot afford to cut our corn
fodder fine -to have it "chuffed," as the
English say can at least bo tidyenongh
to have it cnt in six inch lengths with
a broad axo or a hatchet.
A Fault of Character.
Iusufferablo though tho giggling,
gushing girl may bo, bheis angelic when
compared with her sarcastic sister. The
sarcastis girl is, in some instances, the
product of a hasty or ill-advised cc mpli
meni paid her by some thoughtless ad
mirer on her making some spiteful crit-
eism or some rude remark concerning
an acquaintance or companion. She has
not the ability to distinguish between
impudence and satire, and it is an caRy
task to convince her that ill-brod rude
ness of speech is the perfection of irony
and that to say spiteful and unpleasant
things to everybody she meets is sure to
win her the reputation of being sarcas
tic. She eagerly cultivates her fancird
talent, never allowing an opportunity to
exercise it pass by unimproved, and she
generally succeeds in making herself
heartily disliked by those who aro un
fortunate enough to be numbered among
her acquaintances. Young men, who
are generally sensitive to ridicule, avoid
her systematically. She attributes this
to tho wholesome fear in which sho is
held. The family think her brilliant
when every ene else prononnces her in
sulting. Her sarcasm generally degen
crates into insolence, and sho is re
garded as a pest. Without friends, she
becomes lonely and dissatisfied, but is
still far from guessing the true reason of
her forlorn state, for her petty vice has
becumo second natnre, and she cannot
estimate its disagreeable effect npon
The form of the umbrella now in use
is precisely similar to those seen in the
sculptures of ancient Egypt and
The weight of tho Egyptian obelisk
in Central Park, Now York City, is 2191
White men slnuld exhibit tho same
insensibility to moral tortures that red
men do to physical torments.
Iu this conimoDplties world, every
one is said to bo romantic who either
admires a fine thing or iloes one.
A couplet of verse, a pi riol of prose,
may clinft to tho rock of ages as a shell
that survives a deluge.
In general there is no one with whom
life drags so disagreeably as with him
who tries to mako it shorter.
Postal that hiivo been spoiled
while in the bauds of private parties
cannot bo redrcssc-i ut the postoflices in
tho United Stale-'.
The b'U-li ',-f a mai l. :i is causod by
nature sending out a signal of warning.
The blush f an editor is caused by
fi'Lding out a pitcher for beer.
The salary of Hi ? President of the
Republic of" Fia-ie - i-i fixed at COO.000
franco with an additional alliwanoe of
300.0H0 friinoe for household expenses.
It is said that in Calcutta a young
lady will rise at an afternoon visit and
say, "Excuso me, but I must go home for
my 5 o'cli fever."
Tho (le-man government can now
call 1,000,000 soldiers into tho field at
a day's notice, while) over litre it takes
the best part .f three d ivh to hunt up
tho mau who borrowed vour half dol
lar. To clean silver coins for numismatic
collections steep them for ten minutes
in a solution of ummouia, then immcrso
in water and wipe w;th a dry towel.
Copper coins may bo cleaned by im
mersiig in pure sweet til and wiping
dry with a sofr. rag.
Three youua; fellows took it into their
heads to danca at the grave of a friond,
at Lawreuceville, 111., aud ono of them
fell into it. Their conduct shocked the
mourners, who drovo them away and
subsequently prepared to lynch them.
They fled hastily, making their way
down the river fourteen milesina leaky
boat, which finally sauk under them.
They swam to the hhoie.V.ul it was a oold
night. They were too exhausted to go
any further, and i:i tho morning their
dead bodies were found.
Politeness Pnj'.
A gentleman at Bridgeport was an
ntcrcstcd and amused party in an epi
sode which occurred recently at tho
Norfolk depot. While btroliing along
tho platform waiting for a train, he saw
a wouiau slip en something and nearly
fall. Full of sympathy nnd politeness,
he hurried to the re'cuo and assisted
her to rise. As she resumed au upright
attitude, however, something escaped
from her posse sion ihat at once ciught
her benefactor's eye. It was nothing
less ihan his valine, which ho hal left
in the depot a minute b forei, and whioh
it appears tho distretsel lVmalo was
trying to g; t away wi":h. The gentle
man is moro than ever convinced that
politeness does pay.
Ail InnoMtion in Dentistry.
One Dr. Clark of New York has in
troduced nu interesting innovation into
dentistry. 11 does Lot remove the
curious dentine at all ; ho merely disin
fects it and then proceeds to fill the
tooth. Ho claims that all decay of
teeth, and everything else, is caused by
tho presence of bacteria, tho smallest
living thing that permeates all human
organs and tissues. This theory ho
substantiates by tho microscope, show
ing in all curious dent mo millions of
these minute beings, so sin ill that they
are quite invisible to tho unaided eye,
and 10,000 would not reach across an
inch, but very lively nnd rapacious
when brought wi!hiu tho field of the
glass. Disinfection with carbolio acid
and ether poisons arrests decay by de
stroying these infinitesimal devourers,
aud Dr. Clark thinks that by timely and
constant disinfection all decay of teeth
can be prevented.
(iac Her a f.'ooi A ppt'l i lo.
The San Fraucisej "Chronicle" gives
an instance) of the way cautious apothe
caries deal out prison to strangers. Mr.
Jay, a djuggit of that city, says: "A
woman eanio iu here, one day, and asked
or morphine, nnd I r avo her syme sul
phate cinchonia, which resembles it in
appearance, but it is a harmless stimu
lant. An hour afterward tho woman"s
sister rushed in here, otnl accused me
of Biding a suicide. 'My sirderhas gono
awoy in a rac;e to take the p ii you
gave her.' It afterward uppoa' jd that
the would-be sniei le went out on the
bills, took tho dose, and lay down to
die. After waiting for siime time, and
recovering from the teriilic etciteraent
the act caused, she felt an unconquerable
desire to return home and got a sqnaro
meal, for the stuff I gave her was a fa
mous appetizer."
Having used Dr. Hull's Ciiiii;h Syrup in my
family fr the lin-t tlin e years, I find it tho beat
preparation I liavo ever nsid fur Concha and.
Colds, giving almost iinmcdiat relief, fi.
Walker, Oeu'l Com. Merchant, US Light Bt.,
Balto. , JId.

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