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Y EDITION. ^ ^ WLNjSTSBORO, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1881. ESTABLISHED IN 1848. ""
fc, THE BLACK ROSE.
BY TPTLKIE COLLINS.
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r i ?AUTHOB OP?
" THE TTOIIAX IN WHITE," "THE MOON
8&V STONE," " APTER DARK," "NO NAME,"
ISffiv y- " HAN AND T5TFE," " THE LAW AND
THE LADY," "THE NEW MAGDALKV,"
ETC., ETC.
cziAPTEn x. ? fathkn r.?.\".vsi.:/s
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"To Mr. BitraKe?Private an<"! confidential?Sir:
I understand that yoiiz
connection vith the la^ does not exclude
your occasional superintendence
of confidential inquiries which are not
| of a nature to injure vour professional
position. The inclosed letter of intro"
duction \rill satisfy you that I am in'
capable of employing your experience
in a manner unbecoming to you or to
myself.
<?The inquiry that I propose to you
relates to a gentleman named Winter?
' field. He is now staying in London, at
\ * Derwent's hotel, and is expected to re
main there for a week from tLe present
^ date. His place of residence is on the
North Devonshire coast, and is well
JRi1* known in that locality by the name of
,Jr Beaupark House.
"The range cf my proposed inquiry
g-*'r dates back over the last four or ?^e
7 years?certainly not more. My object
is to ascertain, as positively as may be,
^heteer, within this limit of time,
* events in Mr. Winterfield's life have
jjjgf connected him > ith a young iadv na'.ned
r Miss Stella Evrecotut. If this proves
? to be the case it is essential that I
should be made acquainted with the
wnole of the circumstances.
* I have now informed you of ail that
I want to know. "Whatever the informa,
^ zton may be, it is most import-ant that
' a shall be information which. I can im
piicitly trust. Please address to me,
> ! ween you write, under cover to the
/ frie ui whose letter I inclose.
"i be your acceptance?as time is
of importance ?of a check for preiiramary
expanses, and remain, sir, you:
faithful i^cvant,
w,- "Ambeose Bexwell."
? n.
u To the Secretary, Society of Jest*,
Rome.
"I inclose a receipt for the remit- j
tence which your last letter confides to j
my caro. Some of the money has been i
> - already used in prosecuting inquiries, i
9*- the result of which will, as I hope and j
?y ? believe,
enable me to effectually pro- j
tect Romavne from, the advances of:
^ J i
the woman who is beet on marrying |
? him.
" Yon tell me that our Reverend
Fathers, lately sitting in council on the
Vange Abbey affair, are anxious to Lear
'positive steps have ret been taken
toward ihe conversion of Bomayne. I
am happily able to gratify their wishes,
as yon shall now see.
"Yesterday I called at Eomnyr.e*s I
'' hotel to pay one of those occasional j
visits which help to keep up onr ae- !
quaintance. He was out, and Penrose i
(for whom I asked next) was with him. .
ATVicf. fnrfcrmrtfpl V nq tvfe pvr>nt T>mYfV?_ '
1 ; I Iiad not seen Penrose, or beard from i
\ him, for some little time, and I thought j
it desirable to judge for mysdf of the j
progress that he was making ij. the con- i
fidence of his employer. I said I would i
wait. The hotel servant knot's me by J
L 1 f sight. I was shown into the waiting%
room.
f _ "This'room is so small as to be a
Hk, mere cupboard. It is lit by a glass
fanlight oyer the door "which, opens
from the passage, and is supplied with
air (in the absence of a fireplace) by a
/ ventilator in a second door, which communicates
with Eomayne's study. Looking
about me, so far, I crossed to the
other end of the study and discovered a
/i? dining-room and two bedrooms beyond
'} ?the set of apartments being secluded,
by means of a door at the end of the
f > passage, from the other parts of the
hotel. I trouble yon with these de- !
' tails in order that you may understand :
, the events that followed.
"I returned to the waiting room, not :
forgetting, of course, to close the door j
i of communication.
"Nearly an hour must have p?.ssed i
before I heard footsteps in the passage. ]
|^ The study door was opened, and the j
voices of the persons entering the room
readied me through the ventilator. I
recognized Roinayne, Penrose?and
Lord Loring.
^ ^ " The first words exchanged among
jp- them informed me that Romayne anO
his secretary had overtaken Lord Loring
in the street as ho was approaching
the hotel-door. The three had entered
the house together-at a time, prob~'t
. ably, when the servant who had ad/
A mitted me was out of the way. How.
j ever" it may have happened, there I
r was, forgotten in the waiting-room!
"Could I intrude mvself (on a private
rtonvprs.'itiori. "oerhaosl?as an unan- I
r * *?* ' i
* Bounced and unwelcome visitor? And ;
I could I help it, if the talk found its !
* ."-ay to me through the ventilator, along
\f t 1 with the air 'chat I breathed? If our
\ Reverend Fathers think I was to blame,
I I l>ow to any reproof which their strict
^of propriety rcay inflict on me.
ItNLhe meantime 1 beg to repcr.t the interesting
passages in the conversation,
t as nearly word for word as 1 can rememi*
fcer them.
" His lordship, as the principal perBBOnage
in social rank, shall be reported
first. He said. 'More than a week
! has passed, Romayne, and we have
neither seen you nor heard from you.
> Whv have you neglected "as?'
"Here, judging by certain sounds
| thi-t followed, Penrose got up disf
creetlv and left the room. Lord Loring
went on.
<? Tt/i f a "RrcmftTTip* * Not? vre are
alone, I may speak to you more freely.
You and Stella seemed to get on towZj
gether admirably that evening when
W& yon cined with ns. Have yon forgotten
?. what yon told me of her influence over
. yon, or have yon altered yonr opinion?
&;r*: ; and is that the reason -why yon keep
P away from us?
"Eomayne answered: 'My opinion
remains unchanged. All that I said to
$ 'to yon of Mis.3 Ejrecourt, I believe as
firmly as ever.*
"His lordship remonstrated, natur!
ally enough. 4 Then why remain away
' from the good influence ? Why?if it
; really can be controlled?risk another
return of that dreadful nervous delu!
sion ?'
j "' I have had another return.
"'Which, as you yourself believe,
j might have been prevented! Eomayne,
I you astonish me.'
I "There was a time of ,silence oeiore
; Romayno answered this. He was a little
mysterious when he did reply. * You
I know the old saying, my good friend?
j of two evils, choose the least. I bear
my sufferings as one of two evils, and
! the least of the two.'
" Lord Loring appeared to feel the
necessity of touching a delicate subject
with a light hand. He saio, in his
pleasant way, 'Stella isn't the other
evil, I suppose?'
i " ' Most assuredly not V
* Then what is it ?'
; " Eomayne answered, almost pas?ionj
ately, ' My o~n weakness and selfishi
ness ! Faults which I must resist, or
| become a mean and heartless man. For
me the worst of the two evils is there. I
! respect and admire Miss Eyrecourt?I
believe her to be a woman in a th "us
and?don't ask me to see her again! !
i Where is Penrose? Let us talk of some-;
; thing "else.'
" wnetiier tms wna way 01 speaEj.ng j
offended Lord Loring, or only discour-1
aged Mm, I cannot say. I heard liim ;
I take liis leave in these words: 'Yon I
hare disappointed me, Romayne. We :
| will talk of something else tho text j
j time we meet.' The str.dy door was j
; opened and closed. Iiomayiie was left;
i by himself.
" Solitr.de was apparently not to hia j
j taste, jnst then. I heard him call to j
i Penrose. I heard Penrose ask: ' Do j
| you want me ?'
" Komayne answered: ' God knows I j
| want a friend?and I have no friend
I near me but von ? Major Hynd is away,
' and Lord Loring is offended with me.'
"Penrose asked why.
! "Eomayne, thereupon, entered on
| the necessary explanation. As a priest,
! writing to priests, I pass over details!
! utterly uninteresting to us. The sub- j
j stance of what he said amounted to this:
! Miss Eyrecourt had produced an imI
pression on him which was new to him
! in his experience of women. If he saw
more of her, it might end?I ask your i
pardon for repeating the ridiculous ex-'
pression?in h's ' falling in love with ;
lifvr.' In this condition of mind or hn.-lv. !
whichever it may be, he would probablv
be incapable of the self control which
he had hitherto practiced. If she consented
to devote her life to him. he
might accept the cruel sacrifice. Rather
than do this, he would keep away from
her for her dear sake?no matter what
he might snfTer or whom he might offend.
" Imagine an? human being, out of a j
lunatic asylum, talking ia this way. |
Shall I own to you, my reverend col- j
league, how this curious self exposure i
struck me ? As I listened to Romayne- |
? felt grate ul to the famous council, ;
which definitely forbade the priests of j
the Catholic Church to marry. We
might otherwise have been morally enervated
by the weakness which degrades
Romayne?and priests might have be- j
come instruments in the hands of j
women.
"But you will be anxious to hear i
;cnat reni'orQ a: a unaer iiie circum-;
stances. For the moment, I can tell;
you this, he starred me.
"Instead of seizing the opportunity, !
and directing Itomayne's mind to the J
consolations oi rcligi n, Penrose actually
encouraged him to reconsider his
decision. All the weakness of my poor
little Arthur's character showed itself
in his next word*.
"He said to Eomayne: 'It may be
wrong in me to speak to you as freely
as I wish to speak. But jou have so
generously admitted me to your confi
der.ee?you Lave been so considerate ;
and so hind toward me?that I feel an i
interest in your happiness, which, per- j
haps makes me over bold. Are yon |
very sure that some snch entire change I
in your life as yor.r marriage might not i
end in delivering vou from vor?r burden? I
If such a thing could be, is it wrong to '
sunpose that vou>- wife's good influence
over you might be the means of making
your marriage a happy one? I must
not presume to oiler an opinion on such
a subject. It s only my gratitude, my
true attachment to you that ventures to
put the question. Are you conscious
of having given this matter -so sc-rious
a matter for you?sufficient thought?'
" Mate youi mind easy, reverend sir I
Romayno's answer set everything right.
"He said: 'I have thought of it till I
could think no longer. I still believe
that sweet woman might control the
torment of the voice. But could she
deliver me from the remorse perpetually
gnawing at my heart? I feel as
murderers feel. In taking another
man's lifo?a man who has not even injured
me!?I have committed the one
unatonable and unpardonable sin.
Can any human creature's influence
^A^af +V10+. 0 Vr> mwfi of it?
I JJLU3>XXC; XliC VUMV. __
' no more. Come! Let us take refuge
j in oxir books.'
I " Those words touched Penrose in the
; right place. Now, as I understand his
j scruples, he felt that he might honor|
ably speak out. His zeal more than j
! balanced his weakness, as you will presj
ently see.
j " He vas loud, he was positive, when
; I heard him next. ' No!' he burst out,
J ' your refuge is not in books, and not in
i barren religious forms. Dear master,
| the peace of mind which you believe you
. >- 1?A r?mn flnr) ftrmin in the
I na^e iu&c mou, ?0
divine wisdom and compassion of the
i Holy Catholic Church. There is the
new life that will yet make you a happy
man!'
"I repeat what he said, so far, merely
; to satisfy you that we can trust his eni
thusiasm when it is onco roused. Nothi
ing will discourage, nothing will defeat
i him now. He spoke with all the elo!
quence of conviction?using the neces;
sary arguments with a force and feeling
j which I have rarely heard equaled.
| Romayne's silence vouched for the effect
! on him. He is not the man to listen
| patiently to reasoning which he thinks
I he can overthrow.
' "Having heard enough to satisfy me
i that Penrose had really begun the good
work, I quietly slipped out of the waifcing-room,
and left the hotel.
"Today being Sunday, I shall not
lose a post if I keep my letter open until
to-morrow. I Lave already sent a
note to Penrose, asking him to call on
me at his earliest convenience. There
may bo some more news for you before
i post time.
; "Monday, 10 a.m.
" There is more news. Penrose has
just left me.
'' H*'s first proceeding, of coiir.se, was to
tell rue what i bad already discovered for
myself. He is modest, a3 usual, about
! the prospect of success which awaits
| him. But he has induced Piomayne to
| suspend his historical" studies for a few
J days, and to devote his attention to the
j books which we are accustomed to rej
commend for perusal in such cases as
; his. Tiiis is unquestionably a great
I gain at starting.
" But my news is not an end yet. Roi
irisyne is actually playing our game?
j he has resolved deSnite'y to withdraw
himself from the icfluoRfifi nf IWiss
! Eyrecourt. In another hour lie and
Penrose will have left London. Their
destination is kent a j rofound secret
All letters addressed to Bociayne are to
be sent to his bankers.
" The motive for this sadden resolution
is dircctly traceable to Lady Loring.
" Her ladyship called afc the hotel
yesterday evening, and had a priva'e
interview with Itoruavne. Her object,
no doubt, was to shake his resolution,
ana 10 maiio mm saumii, xuiascu again
to Miss Eyrecourfc's fascial t ;ons. What
means of pursuasion she used to effect
this purpose is of com se unknown to us.
Penrose siw Romayne after her ladyship's
departure, and describes him as
violently agitated. I can quite under
stand it. His resolution to take refuge
in secret flight (it is really nothing less)
speaks for itself as to the impression
produced on him, and the danger from
which, for the time at least, we have
escaped.
" Yes! I say ' for the time at least.'
Don't let our reverend fathers suppose
that the money expended on my private
inquiries has been money thrown away.
TT7V?rtVA o rtninn ov/i I
t? lac-x c uaccQ y ^ auuuo aic ,
concerned, women aro daunted by no j
adverse circumstances, and warned by j
no defeat. Romayne has left London j
in dread of his own weakness?we must
not forget that. The day may yet come
when nothing will interpose between ns
and failure but my knowledge of events
in Miss Evrecourt's life.
" For the present there is no more to
be said.*
CHATTER XI.?STELL.1l ASSERTS HERSELF.
Two days after Father Benwell had
posted his letter to Rome, Lady Loring
entered her husband's study and asked
eagerly if ho ha d heard any news of
Romayno.
Lord Letting shook his head.
.[ told you yesterday," he said,
" the proprietor of the hotel can give
me no information. I went myself this
morning Alift TyiT?V -"v "mi?
head partner. He offered to forward
letters, but he could do no more. Until j
further notice, ho was positively en- ;
joined not to disclose Romayne's ad- i
dress to anybody. How does Stella J
bear it ?"
"In the worst possible way," Lady j
Loring answered. " In silence."
"Not a word evsn to you?'
"Not a word."
At that reply the servant interrupted :
them by announcing the arrival of a
visitor, and presenting his card. Lord
Loring started and handed it to his
wife. The card bore the name of
"Major Hynd," and this line was added
in pencil: " On business connected with
Mr. Itomayne."
" Show him in directly!" cried Lady
Loring.
Lord Loring remonstrated.
" My dear, perhaps I had better see
this gentleman alone ?"
"Certainly not?unless yen. wish to
drive me into committing an act of the
most revolting meanness! If you send
* ? /I AAV "
HI6 tlYVJijj JL Siltt 11 X15UCU uu buu uvvi* j
Major Kynd was shown in, and was j
duly presented to Ladv Lor:ng. After |
making the customary apologias, he ;
said:
" I returned to London last nigut ex-!
? !
pressly to see Romavno on a matter of
importance. Failing trv discover Ins
present address at the hotel, I had the i
hope that your lordship might be able !
to dircct mo to cur friend."
" I am sorry to say I know no more !
than you do," Lord Loring replied, j
" Rom ayne's present address is a secret!
confided to his bankers and to no one j
else. I will give you their names if you i
wish to write to him."
Major Hynd hesitated. *'I am not!
quite sure that it would be discreet to j
write to him under the circumstances." i
Lady Loring could no longer keep
silence. " Is it posssible, Major Hynd,
to tell us what the circumstances are?"
she asked. " I am almost as old a friend
of Komayne as my husband?and I am
very anxious about him."
The major looked embarrassed. ''I
can scarccly answer your ladyship," he
said, " without reviving painful recollections?"
Lady Loring's impatience interrupted i
the major's apologies. "Do you mean
the duel ?" she inquired.
Lord Loring interposed: " I "should
tell you, Major Hynd, that Lady Loring
is as well informed as I am of what happened
at Boulogne, and of the deplor
able result so far as Jlomayne is con
i cerned. If you will wish to speak to
; mo privately, 1 will ask you to accom|
pany me into the next room."
Major Hynd's embarrassments vanj
ished. "After what you tell me,' he
j said, " I hope to bo favored with Lady
1 Loring's advice. Xo:z both know that
| Komaync fought ilio fatal dual with the
son of ti:.i French General who had
challenged him. "When we returned to
England we heard that the General and
I his family had been driven away from
! Boulogne by pecuniary difficulties. Romayne,
against my advice, wrote to the
surgeon who had been present at the
-1?' rjpnprnl's nliicA
: UUL*:, uraum^ f
i of retreat might be discovered. and ei!
pressing his wish to assist tho family
j anonymously, as their Unknown Friend,
i The motive, of course, was, in his own
' words, ' to make some little atonement
to the poor people whom he had
wronged.' I thought it a rash proceed|
ing at tho time, and I am confirmed in
; my own opinion by a letter irom the
I
' surgeon, received yesterday. Will yo^
; kindly read it to Lady Loring'?"
He handed the letter to L. rd Loring.
Translated from the French, it ran as
follows:
"Sir.-I am at last able to answer Mr.
; Eomayne's letter definitely, with the
courteous assistance of the French consul
in London, to whom I applied, when
I other moans of investigation liad pro
j duced 110 rosult.
j "A week sinco the General died. Circumstances
connected with, tho burial
expenses informed the consul that he
had taken refuge from his creditors, not
j in France as we supposed, but in Lon|
don. Tho address is No. 10 Camp's
Hill, Islingtcn. I should also add that
the General, for obvious reasons, lived
in London under the assumed name of
Marillac. It will bo necessary, therefore,
to inquire for his widow by tho
name of Madam Marillac.
"You will perhaps bo surprised to
find that I address theso few lines to
you instead of to Mr. Piomaync. The
reason is soon told.
"I was acquainted with the late General?as
you know - at a time when I
was not aware of the company that he
kept, or into the deplorable errors into
which his love of gambling had betrayed
him. Of his widov cud his
children I know absolutely nothing.
Whether they have resisted tho contaminating
influence of the head of the
I m n!,l y"\ L t? ct r\ A 1 .,1
U. V U.O J v/i. ? Vi t 1 i*il\.k MUU
| example combined have hopelessly degraded
them, I cam ot say. There is at
least a doubt whethjr they are worthy
")f Mr. Ilomayno's benevolent intentions
toward them. As un honest man, 1
cannot feel this nonbt, and reconcile it
to my conscience to bo the means, however
indirectly, of introducing them to
Mr Eomayne. To your discretion I leave
it to act for the best, after this warning.*
Lord Loring returned the letter to
Major Hynd.
" I agree witli you," he said. " It is
mnre than doubtful whether you would
lo right to communicate this information
to Komayne."
Lady Loring was not <j ulte of her nusband's
opinion.
"While there is a doubt about these
people," she said, " it seems only just
to find out what sort of character they
bear in the neighborhood. In your
place, Major liynd, i snouitt appiy 10
fclie person in whose lionse they live, or
to tho tradespeople whom they liave
employed."
"I am obliged to leave London
again to-day," the major replied; " but
on my return I will certainly follow
your ladyship's advice."
"And yon will let us know the reroltr
" With the greatest pleasure."
Major Hynd took his leave.
"I think you will be responsible for i
wasting the major's time,"* said Lord'j
" I think not/' said Lady Lor in g.
She rose to leave the room.
" Are you going out ?' her husband i
asked.
"No. 1 am going upstairs to Stella." i
TO BE CONTIXUED.
TSpoopendjke's
Pictnre-Hanging.
"Well, my dear," said Mr. Spoopendjke,
with a naii in his mouth, and bal-1
ancing himself waveringiy on a diniDgroom
chair, " all you've got to do now
is to get your picture ready, and I'll
show you how to hang the thing."
"It's awful sweet of you, pet," said
Mrs. Spoopendyke, alternately rubbing
the frame of a very hectic chromo and
sucking the thumb she had been ham-1
merino for the last twenty minutes.
" It's awful sweet and thoughtful of;
Ton, dear, to offer your asssistance at i
such a time, for I do believe I never
would hare got a nail driven in that stupid
wall." i
" Of course you wouldn't, my dear!"
laughed Mr. Spoopendyke. " Who
ever saw a woman that could drive a
nail ? You couldn't drive a galvanized
carpet-tack in a 'leven-pound bladder of
putty. And speaking of driving nails, !
I'd like to know if you're ever going to
hand up that hammer, or xreat-pounder,
or whatever you ve be*n using. Think
I can drive nails with my elbow ? "
"It's the stove handle, love," said
* " ' *?- * "t-i? T
iUrs. fc>poopenajise,mefJs.iv,uiniuvjj mm
a mysterious-looking implement, with a
wooden handle at one end and the
underjaw of a shoemaker'splyers at the
other.
44 Oh, it's a stove-hook, is it ? " said
Mr. Spoopendyke, regardingthe weapon
with a sinister expression. " Now, if
yon'd handed me tip a dog-iron, or a
pair of steelyards, I'd have been light at
home : but a stove-hook I Really, my
dear, I'd rather undertake to drive a
nail with a scythe-handle."
"Butthe wall's so soft and lovely,
dear, it really drives them beautifully?
if they would only stick," said Mrs.
Spoopendjke, reassuringly.
"Only stick!" said Mr. Spoopendjke,
contemptuously; "now, I'll bet
-rrnn fh<ri mnf>ila(7A Oil S.
UXJ.OtU JVU ? v/* ?' ?? ?
single nail before you started. That's
why they didn't stick for you?otich !
sufferin' Moses! Are you going to
stand serenely by and see mo beat my
knuckles into a shapeless pulp with this
dodgasted, measly marlinspike ? "
" Pocr dear I" said Mrs. Spoopendyke,
consolingly. " You do act so impatient?and
at the first trial, too.
Maybe it struck something hard in the
plaster. Try another place?that's the
way I managed that."
"Oh yes," said Mr. Spoopendyke;
" that's the way you managed it I and
you have punched enough holes in here
to play cribbage in. Will you gimme
-?^ C'oa T'vrk
JOlULUtU iJ ail I JL/VXl u (TVU JU ? v.
knocked this one flat, and can't unpry
it np again?"
" Can't nnpry it np again! " ejaculated
Mrs. Spoopendyke, in a very gentle
voice, handing him another nail.
"Can't unpry it np again !" Well, if
that ain't grammar! "
" Oh, ain't it ?" said Mr. SpoopenI
dyke, with a most horrific smile. " Of
j conrse it ain't, yon old female seminary
j with a cracked bell in yonr cupalo ! Am
II going to school to yon, or am I driv|
ing nails? "
| "Well, dear, sighed Mrs. .Spoop^ndyte,
"you're snrely not driving nails."
"No, yon cac just bet, I'm not
drivin' nails, and yon can bet I ain't
! a-going to try to drive no more nails
j neither! And yon can bet," continued
j Mr. Spoopendyke, with still densifyiDg
1 intensity, and a war-dance flourish as he
I leaped to the floor, " and yon can just
! bet your high muck-a-muck, if you'll
' set that measly old chromo of yours on
the side-table, I'll throw this dodgasted
thing so far throngh it that it won't get
back in a century ! "?Brooklyn Engle.
WfcenTOUseea frnit-peelin# on the
sidewalk, push it off into the gutter; it
will not take loDg, and there is no telling
but the tirst person to be disabled
by it if it remains there may be a pooi
man who owes you money.?Philadelphia
Neux.
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| SOYEL DIET.
j A Family Which Eschew* nil Cooked Food.
; i Near Anaheim, CaL, resides a family, j
the members of which, for several years
' past, have eaten no cooked food. In a j
recent conversation between the head cf ^
the family, George R. Hinde, and a
j Call reporter, Sir. Hinde said : "Sisee
c*-?i. ? ?? 1 QTQ TTfrt * ? fVi
I OtpifXliUCIj IDIU, TVC iiiiYC IWtU iiVAIluvi. |
{ fish, flesh nor fowl; nor do we partake
j of eggs, milk, butter, sugar, honey,
| syrnp, salt or condiments of any kind.
; We rise no bread, nor anything that has
i been subjected to the action of fire,
: therefore vegetables that cannot be j
| eaten raw are also discarded." !
I "Do you consider ail these articles
i hurtful 7"
"Not absolutely; they are nourishing
j to the physical part of our nature but
; we believe ihat for" this purpose suffij
cient nourishment can be obtained in
j fruit and other food in its natural state,
j Fire burns out tire 'spirit of food, reni
dering it mere de?& matter, fit only for
j the substance of the animal nature,
| leaving the spiritual to starve."
trliof. rJn miifoat.
| "Fruit, mainly,; with nuts,.
I raisins and the c-*?\eZ' keco
I softened in water.'- **.
j "That cannot.-give you much va;
riety." )
' Oh, yes. There are many kinds of
j vegetables we can use raw, "and they are c
j more palatable, when you become ac- j
i customed to their use, in their natural t
! state. Your craving for cooked food is \
because your system has become habi- c
tnated to its us-e. The taste for food as ?
nature provides it soon becomes fixed 1
by habit. We eat.uncoofced green corn, i
I peas, beans, etc., with more relish than e
we once did the same articles cooked, p
J We would as soon think of cooking a vi
j radish as a turnip." c
{ "What about potatoes ?" c
! "We are not partial to any vegetable i:
: that grows under ground, though we c
| do sometimes eat onions and turnips, a
i which grow near the surface, exposed ?
j to the sun and air." c
I "How do you manage in the winter? 0
! say from December to April?" d
I "The variety i3 not so great as in t
| summer; but oranges are then in their n
i prime, while nuts and raisins never fail, b
i and cracked wheat and oaten grits are b
! oe -rvlant-ifnl in Tor>r;ft?*T7 at! in Tnlv />
In this climate there is no time when f.
fresh fruit of some kind is not attain- t]
able. In fact it may be plucked from o
the tree during every month in the year, p
In a climate where northern fruits will i<
grow, and yet such delicate plants as s:
I tomato vines are seldom touched by b
I frost, there must be great variety and n
j abundance of production. Strawberries c
! ?av be fathered here from Januarv to r>
! December; green peas and beans," to- fi
j matoes and vegetables grow the year h
! round. Oranges begin to ripen in ri
| December, and remain on the tree till g
| June; then figs, peaches, pears, plums, aj
: apricots, apples, nectarines,grapes, etc., t;
follow?a never ending supply until tl
January, with its golden fruits, comes e:
again."" ^
"I suppose it was the fitness of our ^
California climate for the life you lead f(
I that induced you to come here." S(
"No; for we did not then live on h
fruit, but such a consideration doubt- J
less influenced our guides in selecting <}
this part of the world for our resi- h
dence." ii
' Guides! I thought you selected it n
yourself." 5 p
"Yeg; I did; but it was under spirit if
direction?-?? ? - ^ _ ^
''Oh, the 'guides,' then, are disemT^
bodied spirits?'* si
"Eiactlv. I and my family came here d.
by direction of the higher powers. We c
accompanied Mrs. Cora Tappan to ^
this country from England in b
1S75. Mrs. Tappan (now Mrs. f(
Richmond) remained in New York p
until February, 1876, when she joined
us in Los Angelos. and under direction 0
of her spirit guideo we located at this ^
I place. It was the original intention to 0
found hero a piritual community, but &
for various reasons we have made no a
progress in that direction, though we p
; still consider our home a nucleus around S!
j which others may gather. Those who ^
1 are desirous of leading a pure life can s|
j here, by mutual assistance, secure the ai
I means by which the moral and spiritual S(
j acuities may find freedom for growth." n
"WLere 15 l\LTS. xappan XVL'JUJLLLUUU.D
! "She returned to the East soon after jr
the site bad been selected and the w
building plans completed. She had no t!
connection with Fraternia, the name u
selected for our society that is to be."
This conversation between Mr. p
j Hinde and the reporter took place at
i Anaheim, and the reporter appearing
j to be interested, Mr. Hinde invited him
; to visit his house. r
A ride of five miles over a sandy road 'Q
brought them to the family residence? a
a large, square building, surmounted ^
j by a tower. In answer to questions, ^
! Mr. Hindo stated that it was con- ^
structed under spirit direction, at a cost j
of about ?12,000. Mrs. Hinde met her ^
husband and visitor at the door, aud j?
showed the latter into the honse, while
her husband went to put up the team,
i The reception-room, oval in form, was ^
i niai'nlv fimiiahed. but cuite pleasant, i w
1??J ? - ? . JU.
Subsequent examination of the mansion j.
revealed several other rooms, which are ^
either round or oval, sharp angles hav- ^
ing been carefully avoided. The inter- ^
nal arrangement of the building is con- E
venient, though without much regard ^
to economy of space. There are several ^
bath-rooms, a multiplicity of closets j
and a wide hall which winds around j
through the interior as if looking for B
more vacant space to occuppy. It is a ^
costly house, and the expense, to an ^
ordinary observer, appears out of pro- j,
portion to the advantages gained by its 0
peculiar construction; but probably E
the "spirits' knew what they were r
abonfc. It was explained that "as there ?
are few abrupt angles in the rooms, there c
can be little impediment to the mag- r
netic currents, the free movement of ^
which is so essential to spiritual har- rm
11 *"
mony. j
The reporter partook of several meals ^
with the family, and, indeed, they were
"not bad," though it is probable that *
after a few days of snch fare there g
woold be a sinking sensation in the a
region of the stomach, and it'mighc re- ,
quire months for the system to accommodate
itself to the diet. There were on
the table oatmeal, rye meal and ciacked
wheat, softened in water?all, of course,
uncooked, bui not unpalatable toahun- s
gry man. There were no condiments, (
i not even salt. There were figs, raisins, 1
j dried peaches soaked in water, apples, t
| nuts, tomatoes and orange??not all of I
| these at once, bat at times during his i
j stay. In the storehouse there were t
i bnsiiels of peanuts, raised on the place, 1
J and -plenty of tomatoes, which had been <
j dried in the sun. Lemons and limes 1
I are used to some extent, though not (
freely, as no sugar is allowed to modify i
i the acid. Honey is considered a greater ;
abomination than sugar. Cold water is
| tbe only drink, and but little of that, <
; as the moisture of fresh fruit is usually !
'; sufficient to satisfy thirst. In summer 1
they have melons in abundance. The J
i reai estate of "Fraternia" originally J
! consisted of twenty-four acres, but a ]
plat of six acres -was sold, and eight
acres of the remainder deeded to a law- (
; yer for defending suits, so that only ten
acres remain. i
It is spoken of as a remarkable fact
! there has been no sickness in this fam;
i ily since the members became habitu
| ated to the use of dried fruit diet. J
i j Even contagious diseases, which usually i
" j attack children, are not taken, notwith- i
; standing repeated exposures. Forseveral i
j -weeks after adopting the diet one loses ?
i
t
i
?
! T
flesh and spirits, but soon regains j
weight and vigor. Any relapse into |
former dietic habits brings on illness. ! ?
For this reason it was first found necessary
to prohibit the children from taking
cooked food offered them at the
neighbors, but now the little ones are as e
tenacious in their adherence to a fruit P
liet as are the adults. The mother and ' a
several of tbe children do not appear to j ?
oe verv rugged, but Mr. Hinde and one j13
-i Ll I o
)i uis uau^uters arts piuuuico ui u?.w. I ,
Prior to the adoption of fruit diet, Mrs. j ^
tiindeand two or three of the children j
lad been "ailing" for years. The j jij
reporter suggested to Mr. Hinde that j
people could not live on such food in a f.
;old climate, therefore he could not exDect
the world ever to adopt the prin- s<
iiples he advocates. He admitted that
n countries of cold and damp climate .!
ood of a more warming nature is re- 1
quired, but he thought an improvement n
night be made even in such places. a
Southern California, however, is just 11
he place for a fruit diet, as its warm, P
Iry atmosphere renders the use .of ^
leating food unneccessary, while its 2;
ine climate is adopted to the .cultiva- ^
- ' * " T
ntere sting Facts Concerning Tfood-; ^
Pulp. . j
Until recent years only a few varieties
if wood were used in.making wood- ic
>ulp. The poplar was early liked for u:
his purpose on account of its clear ai
rhite fibre and the ease with which it m
ould be converted into pnlp. Spruce it
ias been considerably used of late, and I
lemlock makes a good quality ot pulp, tl
l large number of factories have been hi
staolished for the making of wood w
>ulp alone, and there are good reasons I uj
ifo TViOTlTlfoMTlTO CVATT!^ VlQ nftOTI I 1 ll
riij O. lO iuuuuic*v/vuiv vmwm.v* ww wj.?vu ?
arried on separate from the other pro- B
esses of paper making. Less capital in
5 needed for making pulp only. Tne I*
ost of a modem wood-pulp mill, with to
capacity of five tons a day, is about j st.
30,000, while a paper-mill of the same j
apacity would cost no; less than $100,- w<
00. Moreover, since pulp, as a com- j pj
aercial commodity, is easily transpor- i m
B.I, pulp-making, unlike the paper-1 yc
aaking process, which can often best I
e carried on in or near some city, can j as
e advantageously conducted in an out-1 di
f-the-way place, where abundance of T
imber is at hand, and water-power, m
ha nf motive rjowers. and tu
ften found in connection with the clear, ne
nre water necessarv for pulp-making, cc
i abundant. Formerly the wood de- T3
igned for pnlp-making, after having nj
een reduced to chips by powerful cc
lachinery, was boiled v>ith strong st
hemieals in a generator, under great a
ressure, until the mass was digested ta
lto pulp; but recently many mills si:
ave introduced the grinding process, hs
'he wood, after being steamed soft, is at
round by powerful machinery, which se
Imost entirely dispenses with the cau3- ui
c acid before so largely used, and
lerebv saves much expense. Of late ! en
scperiments have been made in Canada j al<
ith a view to utilizing the vast accum- j co
lations of sawdust at the lumber-mills ! th
>r the purpose of paper-making, and is
}me of the pulp made from sawdust el<
as been sent to England to be tested, th
'he idea of makmg paper from saw- la;
ust is not new. In 1852, Wilkenson, th
1 England, patented a process of mak- is
lg paper from sawdust, and a man { w]
amed Johnson also secured a similar re
atent in England in 1855. Although j th
; is very evident that sawdust could be j m;
CECAL more eaoir^iiiaug mrc-pnrp man I srl
Dlidiogs of wood, Here are several f
irious obstacles that prevent the pro- m
action of a proper quality of this pulp, wi
ne is this: In making paper from re
ood it is necessary to remove all the bl
ark and also the knotty portions, be- an
>re attempting to reduce the vrood to bj
ulp; but m the process of sawing n?
imber, portions of the bark and also th
f the knots are cut away and mixed it,
ith the sawdust. Then, too, all kinds an
f wood are being constantly cut at the j ar
iw-mills, and the sawdust made of them b:
II mineles and includes much pine se
itch, which renders the whole mass of co
xwdust very objectionable for paper- w<
taking purposes. To remove these ob- h?
iacles and some others is the problem, w<
ad it has not yet been satisfactorily an
Dived. Wood-pulp is so largely in de- j a '
iand that factories for making it can ap
e established ^rith the certainty of do- er
1$ a good business. So scarce was
'ood-pulp in the United States during to
le past season, that so' \e of the mills, d<
nable to obtain enough, were obliged hi
> shut; down on certain grades of tit
aper. ' in
f tfc
Cornets Tiewed from Balloons. ca
Recently a paper by M. W. deFon- j pe
ielie /was read before the Balloon So- pi
iety, an which the author described the T<
ppearance of comet "b," 1881, as seen st
v him at midnight-, from the car of a in
alloon. The brilliancy of the light TJ
hich the comet showed when the bd- cc
)on reached a height of more than one cc
lousand metres, increased in a very si
irgo proportion, notwithstanding the in
."ansparency of the atmosphere. So sp
ir as conld be judged of similar changes ar
ithoufc the assistance of optical instru- cc
lents/ it seemed that the brilliancy had cc
icreased abont half beyond its normal
rilliancy as seen from the earth. The j
lil was a little longer than seen from
be earth, but most remarkable was the
lanner in which it terminated, for it ^
ras cut off straight, as if a line were W(
rawn over i: horizontally with a ruler. ^
"his singular circumstance made M. de i '
'on vie lie think that the phenomenon _
light be terminated by a fleecy cloud. "he
appearance of the tail was as if proneed
by legions of large stones travel- ,
og in the planetary space independently w
f the comet and having no other con- <
lection with it than that of being tem(orarilv
lighted by the rays which its P-1
tmosphere had caused to deviate, more tj.
?less, from their natural route. These n)
of romnants of worlds would
?
herefore produce tiie same effect as
lust lighted by a ray of sun admitted ^
nto a dark room through a crevice. M. ^
te Fonvillo dwelt upon this theory at '
ome length, and insisted that it was to ^
his cause'that the zodiacal light was in ,
ill. probability to be attributed. He a
,lso insisted that astronomical investijations
should include ballooning.
Amount or Paper Used. p
If the amount of paper consumed by b
. nation has any bearing upon the tl
question of enlightenment; and civi- si
ization, England and the United States
ake the lead of the world. England
produces annually 180,000 tons, and
lses about five kilogrammes (about ^
?leven pounds) for each unit of its a
copulation. The United States pro- Sj
luces 207.0C0 tons and consumes lire n
rilogrammc-s per head. Germany pro- a'
luces 203,GOU tons and consumes 4.76 0
kilogrammes; and France produces j]
132,000 and consnmes 3.G3 kilogrammes, r
The consumption of paper in other a
countries is in the following order; a.
Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Aus- t(
:ria, Italy, Sweden, Portugal. Switzer- a
[and uses 4 51 kilogrammes per head s
md Portugal 1.80 kilogrammes, Austria c
1 nrom i. TfnW Sfl ?
produces tvjxis 9 vw^wv; mj
Rnssia 32,400; Spain 30,600. Turkey, c
Greece and Boumania produce none, t<
Asia, Africa, Australia, South America s
and Canada combined produce less than u
12,000 tons, and import 20,000. v
Two neighboring -villages are fighting t]
For the possession of a bridge wbicq e
pans a stream dividing the to vras. This p
is ail wrong. It belongs to neither, as v
it is only a cross between the two.? I
Sb/racuse Sunday Times. c
THE TURCOMAN.
oroc Xot<-? Jrom a Captive Corresponded
at Merr.
Returning from my visit to the rnin(1
cities of the plain, I had a good oplortnnity
of seeing how Turcomans
mused themselves when abroad. The
round over which we were riding, ow
A- 3 i?wor?/^
jig to ueep ireinjues, oiippcij aju\x\*. MM-LV*
ccasional deep flooding, required all
be horseman's vigilance to keep himelf
and his beasts from coming to
rief; but it was only over such spaces,
isagreeabie as they were, that I had any
eace or quietness. The moment any.ling
like firm ground was reached
one one of the party suddenly uttered
wild whoop and put his horse' to the
Dp of its speed. All the others were,
; seems, bound in honor to follow suit,
lyself among the number, and then
scene of wild, headloBg racing commenced.
varied by different performanes.
Each person was bound tounsling
is rifle, ancl going at full speed to take
elioerate aim at some object and tire.
'hen,^resting on piece, he wonld
This was 3II very well on unbroken
round, but the sudden occurrence of a
eep trench or mud hole became a
jrious matter while one was engaged
1 Viia mor+ial a< fV?f>r?Ks}l- I
L U1Q MAU4 WAMt. vw .
tents, his horse going twenty miles
2 hour; and as it was sore agaiast
it will that I engaged in such antics,
was with nnfeigned satisfaction that
witnessed occasional catastrophes in
ie shape of some gallant Khan,
srse, armament and all come down
ith a crash in attempting to clear an
lusaally wide mud patch, and get np
te reverse of pleased with himself,
at these people take a pride in showg
their stoicism, like iNorth American
idians, and the man who had come
' grief was the first to initiate a fresh
ampede.
It wanted but an hour of sunset as
e drew near Makdumkuii Khan's
resent residence ; for it i3 not his per- j
anent abode. He lives with iiis '
>unger brother, Y^ussuf Khan. ;
The Khans had ridden on before, and
I dismounted at the entrance to the
yelling cama forward to receive me. 1
hey were dressed in the usual Turcoan
robes of the upper class?a long
nic of coarse crimson silk reaching !
;arly to the ankle, and with a narrow
imbined stripe of black and yellow. :
bis was girt at the waist, rather high 1
> TTMfk wMnminATIC CftCiVl nf I 1
J J VTAta i* T ^UUUUVUO nuuv wmvm v. (
itton, in the front knot of which was _
nek a highly decorated sheathed knife
foot long; enormously wide panloons
of white cotton, red leather
ippers, and an enormous grenadier
it of black sheepskin completed the
tire. I wore the same costume myIf,
for my Western garb had become
ipresentable through long travel.
We look our seat upon a raised earthi
platform, such as is to be found
ongsiae the door of every person of
nsideration, and where he sits during "
e evening hours with his friends. It (
surprising what a difference this \
evation of a couple of feet makes in '
e temperature of the breeze. The :
yer of air in immediate contact with j
e earth, still heated by the sun's rays,
as hot as if passed through a furnace;
lile a little higher up it i3 cool and *
freshing. As for the conversation of ]
e select party -with which I found :
yself, it is like that of most Torcoggr?;
insane. *
I Was Becoming
ind when a matronly woman came for- J
ird and announced that dinner was '
ady. She wore a long shirt of dark 1
ue purple silk, reaching almost to the 1
tkles, and closely fastened at the neck !
r a massive silver arrow. Around her ;
>ck was ^ ponderous collar resembling
at of a Newfoundland dog, and from (
suspended by numerous chains, was (
. engraved plate, chased with gold ;
abesques and set with cornelians. The '
east asd stomach of the shirt were so '
t over with closelv-hung large silver I'
ins as to give her the appearance of j
?axiDg a cuirass of silver scales. On ,
;r head was a easqne of open silver 1
srk, showing the red cloth beneath, j
id surmounted by a spike like that of I
3-ermau soldier's helmet. Her entire [
ipearance in silver panoply was Minva-like
iu the extreme.
A Turcoman is ready at all moments
devour any amount of food of any
jscription which may be placed before
m. He seems never thoroughly satis;d
even with the heaviest meal, and
five minutes mere is ready to face .
e biggest dish of pilaif or broth that
n be put before him. The ap- .
ititc-s of Turcomans seem really :
-1 Ay.nnn/1 TVToTmo TThfln
ltriiuuiriiai. a^vuuu
ape is a waste space of arid earth, 1
rewed over with brick fragments, ;
dicatiag tue site of a former town,
liis space "was alive with snakes a
tuple of feet long, of a leaden gray !
>Iop mottled with black, and extremely
enderfor one-third of their length '
lmediately below tiie head. We
>ent half an hour hunting these up
td killing them with our whips, in
msonance with the invariable Tor>man
custom.?Sunday Times
A Yerbena Moand.
I must tell you about my verbena
ound. The invention was all my own,
it as I never had it patented you are j
- If- AT T v,,+^ I
elCOlHS 10 it, write s xura. .u. xj. ..mwng
to tho Floral Cabinet. I had fonr
rxagon frames made of plank a foot
ide, of graduated size3. The largest
ame was three feet each side, the
aallest not quite a foot. The largest
ame placed on the ground wis filled
ith prepared soil. Then I took a piece
: stove-pipe three feet long and
inched it full of holes (don't laugh
III get through), and stuck it up in
ie center of tho bed. Then the frame
sxt in size was placed cn the filled
ie, and secured from sagging by crossieces.
This also was filled, and so on
ith the next two; no soil, of course,
eing thrown into the pipe, the top of
hich came level with the top of the
nallest frame, and was concealed by a
,1'ga vase containing a scarlet gemiam.
The frames were then painted
rp<*n_ and verbenas set out in the step
ke beds. Every evening daring the
imcier T had several pails of water
oured into the pipe, and how they did
loom! hundreds of blossoms displaying
lemselves all summer to the best posble
advantage.
Food.
A Leipsic physician, Dr. Beck, has
ritten an article on the moral effect of
ifferent articles of food, in which he
ivs : " The nervousness and peevishess
of our times are chiefly attributble
to tea 2nd coffee ; the digestive
rgans ot connrmea conee annsets are
a a state or chronic derangement which
eacts on the brain, producing frc-tfnl
nd lachrymose moods. Many ladies
ddicted to strong coffee have a characpristic
temper, which I may describe
s a mania for acting the persecuted
aint. Chocolate is neutral in its psyhic
tffects, and is innocent. The snapiis-h,
petulant humor of the Chinese
an be ascribed to their fondness for
sa. Beer is brutaliziDg, wine impasions,
whisky infuriates, but eventuallv
nmans. Alcoholic drinks, combr
riih a flesh and fat diet, totaily
ugate the moral man, unless thei
iuence be counteracted by violent
reise. But with sedentary habits the\
irodnce those unhappy flesh sponges
rhich may be studied in metropolitan
>achelor halls, but better yet in wealthy
ouvents.
[ STEEPLE JACKS.
The Perils Attending the Life! of a Cliareb
Tower Climber.
"I think I mar jus^y claim to be the
original 'Steeple Jack,' as far as this
conntry is concerned, and there were
not many before ray time in England."
The speaker was James Irvine, who
has been engaged for nearly twenty
years in repairing steeples in this city
and through the State of Pennsylvania.
He is a wiry, determined lookn
1_ x-1 ^
lag man, ana eviaeimy wts.es a sic
pride in his lofty profession. Glasgow,
Scotland, was his natal place, bat
he emigrated n^re in early manhood,
and nntil 136i followed the seas.
During the war he distinguished himself
more than onca as a bl ckade ron- |
ner.
" I would sooner] work "on a steeple
than on the ground. I cannot realize
any danger in it. A peculiar sensation
creeps up. your back when you are
swinging* to"-.and fro 200"-feet or more
above the;f-utfac8 of the earth, which is
pleasurable to s?n extent. I cannot do-.
eternity; but I never think of that. I
have never felt what fear is. I can look
up or down at will. It is absurd to say
that a 'Steeple Jack' dares not look
down. He could not do his work unless
he did. A man who experiences
any feelings of that sort should not attempt
the business, fcr he is sure to
fall some day. Now I will try to describe
some of my work. First I will
tell you how steeples are built. From
the ground they all appear to be conical,
but they are, with few exceptions,
octagonal. They are built, as a general
thiag of wood, the structure consisting
of eight legs, tapariag from the base i
#* " * "? --*-T
uasil t.uej 30m eacn otaei: an mo saw
mit. The spaces between tlie joists are
securely planked and the whole is carefully
slated. Not the least dangerous
portion of a Steeple Jack's work is the
building of those steeple?. They are
orten erected above a square tower
seventy or eighty feet high, and it is no
joke standing in a gale of wind placing
the first joist in its place. After the
first three are in position the rest is
comparatively easy. So much for the
building. New for the repairing.
"In 1877 the cross on the apex of the
steeple of the Catholic Church of the
Annunciation, at Tenth and Dickenson
streets, was injured by a strong wind,
so that it wai feared it would topple
over into the street. I was instructed
to take down the old cross and put up
mother. The total height was 223 feet j
from the ground. I was able to climb j
inside the steeple as far as a window |
h^lnw the base of the i
jross. Through that window I inserted I
i long pole, which reached sixteen feet I
ibove the cross. The pole was only
;wo or three inches in diameter, and
near the top was an eye bolt, to which
tm fastened a rope, and at the end
A the rope was a boatswain's chair
?that is, a piece of inch plank two feet
long and six inches wide?and I was
seated on that. And there I swung,
backward and forward, for two hours on
i freezing day in March. I was often
jarried as ranch as ten feet away from
;he pole, but I managed to lower th6
orokencrosstothemen below, and after
iwhile the new cross was hoisted up to
axe, and I fixed it in the socket, and no
small job it was, I assure you, for it
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weighed many scores ot pounas. kju
mother occasion I stood upright on .the
'?>x> of t?e cross of St Joachim's CaUio- .,
lie caureu at ramiroiu, y.m xiuu njgu ibove
the earth, for nearly two hours,
ffhile they took my photograph. The
snow was then lying several inches
thick on the ground, so you can imagine
how cold it was. I had no snppori
whatever, but the idea of falling n*-ver
srossed my miad. The photographer
;ould not obtain a good impression until
ho had taken several negatives, and
that is what detained me so long. Bat
tny biggest feat was when I climbed up
one of the wire gays affixed to the observatory
at Belmont. I had the joC^oT
takiag down the tower and found thai I
the car was out of order, and I had
get to tho top somehow, so as to pl^-jjij
my tackle in order; I thought over
job for three days, nnd at last I determined
to climb the wire guy; and up
[ went, band over hand, for i5UU reet,
md I reached the top in twenty-live
minutes I was rather proud of that
l'ob. I eaw an account lately of a Steeple
lack who talked about three daya
being occupied in climbing a steeple.
I wiil mount any steeple in America in
half an hoar.
" I have never met with any particular
accident, all hough on one occasion
I had a narrow escape. In finishing a :
steeple it is necessary to remember that |
rou have got to get down. I fix an eve-1
bolt in the extreme top of the steeple, and
pass a rope with a bowline in it, and
give word to my mate below and he
lowers me down. One day I let myself
go," but my taate had not noticed the
signal, and I found ciys.?Jf coming down
like a streak of lightning. I .never go
ap without being prepared for an acci-1
dent, so I did not lose my presence of j
?---3 Vnf r>7omrrnA fn nutph on the
JLU1UU, Win ?v
small window as I passed, and th<>re I
hung until a pole was sent to my assistance.
I employ several men on the less
dangerous por.ions of my work. They
are all men who have passed some time
at sea, and I watch every man's nt-rre
very carefully before I trust him in certain
positions. Tbe wages are 83.50 a
day. Only one fatal accident has occurred
since 1 have been in the business,
and that was in Germantown. A
slater fell seventy-five feet to the ground
and was smashed to atoms. 1 have
heard of accidents to other Steeple
Jacks. One man slipped just as he was
coming down in the dusk of the evening,
and he hung by his legs in a noose
of rope till daylight next morning. He
was working alone, and his cries for
help were heard after a while, bat they
could not manage to help him until day- i
light appeared. His hair turned white, j
but he did not lose consciousness for 1
L jy
one monism. ? r ?txiucy?u *. i e?o.
Sentenced to be Married.
An English justice sentenced a couple
to matrimony under circumstances
which seem legally jest, although legally
curious. A young man and a young
woman were contesting possession of a
piece of property, the one claiming
under an cid lease, the other under an
eld will. "It just strikes me, ' said
the justice, "that there is a pleasant
and easy way to terminate the old law?;*
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spsctable young man, and this is a very
nice young woman. (Laughter.) They
can both get married and live happily
on the farm. If they go on with law
proceedings ifc will be ail frittered away
between the lawyers, who, 1 am sure
are not ungallant enough to wish the
marriage not to come off." The lady
blushed, and the young man stammered
they " liked each other a little bit," so
a verdict wa3 entered for the plaintiff
on condition of his promise to marry
the defendant within three months, a
stay of execution being put to the verdict
till the marriage ceremony should
be completed.
i<3 a means of locating lead in the
aman frame, the "induction balance"
ioes not seem to ba a pronouncsd success.
It is announced officially by the health
authorities at Nev Orleans that there
has tot been a single case of yellow
fev^er in that city this year.
I POPULiR SCIE5CE. |
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j What are the effects of different kinds
of intellectual work on the cerebral circulation
? This question M. Gley, a
French physiologist, has attempted to
answer by experiments made upon him- self.
When he applied himself to a '
subject which he bad a difficulty in un- ?
derstandicg thoroughly, and had, there- .
fore, to- concentrate all his energies
iL r>f t.h? b^flrt was
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far more accelerated than when he took
up some matter with which he was well
acquainted.
it is expected that Germany will soon V
(it she has not already done so) seek
the co-operation of other powers in establisbing
an exploration of the Polar
regions in the interest of meteorology,
geology and other sciences, as was
proposed by the late Karl Weyprechfc.
Jn a note to the Vienna Academy of
Sciences, Dr.Margules calls attention to
i the beautiful figores that are prodaced
in glycerine- when the liquid is moved ^ .
in a regular way by the rotary of f^disk
in contact with it.' The 6gures are due
been. STzccessfuilyopene'd betwee^ Lich
terieiae, a suouruau ?utuu.u
Berlin-Anhalt railway, anu the military .
academy in Berlin. It is about a mile
and a half long. One rail, is used as a
positive and the other as a negative conductor.
The primary machine and
steam engine for generating electricity .
is a third of a mile frem Lichterfelde,
and the current is conveyed from there
to the rails by underground cables. The
cars are like ordinary railroad cars, and
carry twenty passengers and a guard.
The car has a starring lever and a break
at each end, and can move either for- >, ^
ward or back with facility. The power
is conveyed to a dynamo machine under
the car, and thence applied to the
wheels. The car can be safely run the
whole distance {one and a Half miles) in
five minutes. There is no ncise or
smoke. This is the first practical application
of electricity to railroad propulsion.
Dr. Richardson, giving an account of
some researches which have been recently
instituted into the periods of incubation
of infectious diseases,
that twenty-six diseases of this
which are well-known have their spec"^
periods of incubation which, thougjb.
open to exceptions, are fairly regular.^^^^
The period of incabation is defined as
that period which intervenes between
the acceptation of the poison and the
first manifestation of effect. Diseases \ Cg
may be divided according to their stages "
of incubation into fire classes?shortest,
oTmrf: morHnm. lone. lonsrest. The short
est period is one of four days; it rules
for plague, cholera, malignant pustule
and dissection poison. The second period
is from two to six days, and covers
scarlet fever, diphtheria, croup, erysipelas,
whooping cough, influenza, glanders
and pyaemia. The medium period
is from four to eight days, and includes
cow-pox and relapsing fever. The long
iwind is from ten to fifteen days, and
includes mumps, measles, typhus and
typhoid. The longest period is forty
days.
"Tipping." J
It; commences the moment you leave
the dock at New York. You have paid
a very large sum for your passage,
enough'to*entitle you to every comfort
that money can buy. Bat there seis
upon you immediately a horde of bloctd-,
suckers, who^neser. will, let go till?^QgW
h.lij ttimr wr-aa?JL.ilH.1||Hi* i .
There is a sovereign to the man who ^
makes your bed; there is the chamber- X-j?
maid, there is the table steward, the
smoking-room steward, the deck steward;
there are collections for asyluais . :
in Liverpool; there are collections for
the man who attends to the purser's m
room, where a select few are treated to
a little refreshment at five in the afternoon;
there are fees for showing the'
machinery of the vessel; there are
4< tips" for the Lord knows what Then
there is the English hotel. JixflT
contract for your room for so much a V;
day?and the sum is always a round \j^ne?and
it is explained to you that you
-Jay order your meals from a bill of ^
fare, the price of each dish being set
down opposite its name. Very good,
you say to yourself, I know now what I
? ?nnn -fall fn TTHTIT.
&H1 ^UlU^ IU pa J, CkUU j\J v* AMtx VV T> - - -,
When you are through, you rise and
prepa> to get out. The waiter stops,
you>Vih an obsequious smile in which
there is much determination, and remarks:
" The waiter !*' You are made
to understand that he expects a shilling.
You give it to him. Getting to your room
you wan6 a pitcher of wat er. A servant
brings it, and waits until you give him
a sixpence. You take a drink?if you
do drink?I know this from seeing
other victims?you pay for the drink,
and the servant who brings it to you
expects aad manages to get threepence.
The boy who cleans your boots wants
sixpence; the chambermaid who sweeps
yoar room wants a shilling; the boy
who goes down to see if you have any
J.ette.'s?wants sixpence:, and..-"frer naming
for all this you get war bill. TTr-~:
derstand you have already paid exorbitant
prices for each and every bit of
service you have received, but, nevertheless,
there in your bill is an item.
' attendance four days, eight shillings."
You pay it without a murmur externally,
and hope you are done with it. Not so.
As you leave the hotel, there stands the
entire retinue of servants?the boots,
the chambermaid, the bar-man, the bellboy
all with their hands extended, and
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every one expecting a shower of small
coin. You pay it. There is no oilier way
to do.
You get into your cab and drive to
the station. The legal fate is one and *
sixpence. The c^bby expects sixpence /
in addition for himself ; the porter who
shows you what car to get into, with the
uniform of the company oa h?
back, expects Tourpence for that; the
other porter who takes your v&li3e to
the carriage must be fed; and so on,
and so on, forever and 6ver.
In fact, you cannot go anywnere in
London without the everlasting and ' ^
eternal tip, except the British museum. - s
Even Westminster Abbey, the most sacred
spot in England, has its regular
system of tips.
" In the restaurants there is a charge on ^
the bill for attendance, but nevertheless
you are expected to tip the man who
waits upon you. By the way, these
waiters get no pay for their services;
they pay the proprietors a bonus for
their places.
Tbe hackney-coach driver gets about
two shillings day from the proprietor
of his vehicle, and makes his money
from his customers. Tha man who
drove us down to the Derby expected ?
and did not expect in vain, for he demanded
it dlrectlr?two shillings each j
from his twelve passengers, notwithstanding
the fact that we had paid $1.25
each for our passage.?Toledo Blade.
When yon see two women slowly
meandering np the street talking attentiv
lv to each other, you can make t!
up your mind tha!; there's something
mighty important about to be developed.
Just as like as not they are tgM
going to buy a yard and a half of ribbon
to "match'' a new suit?New * ^
Rrnen Register.
A child, or monster, was born lately^^^gg
in a town of SSouth Italy. It (or he) was
of the masculine sex and had two heads, * <%
two arms in the usual place with one
hand each, a third arm rising out of the v~|j
back and fnrnished with two hand-j, on&
bxly and two feet. The creature

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