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TOPICS OF TiIt AY.
Thu murder record of the Apaches in
GurrEAU was never known to use a
THE Illustrated London Newa is con.
ducted by a widow.
HARTXANN proposes to convert th
American iea to his idea.
BALTmoin girls are the belles at the
watering places this year.
Tini grape yield in Ohio will be about
one-third of a crop.
A STRANGE cattle disease, resulting in
blindness, has appeared in Illinois.
YELLOW fever has created t vacancy
in the American Consulship at Vera
Ex-UNITED STATz~5 TREASURER SPIN
NER is living quietly at his home in
FRANCE, Spain, Germany, Ifaly, Den
mark, Hungary and Bulgaria all hokl
general elections this year.
A CONVENTION of the short-hand writers
of the United States and Canada is to be
held at Chicago during September. .,
PEOPLE who talk a good deal occasion
ally get misrepresented by the press, and
that seems to be the fate of Dr. Bliss.
THE Northwest is a great country.
The Minnesota wheat crop is in excess
of that of 1880 more than 10,000,(10
KANSAS farmers have agreed to sus
pend the cultivation of wheat for a
time, in order to eradicate the chinch
bug pest. I
NINETE=N preachers and one editor
departed oh a steamer for Europe the
other day.' The thing was pretty evenly
THERE have been twenty-two murders
in Chicago since New Year's Day. How
ever, it is thought that the business will
look up a little this fall.
DAN RIcE'S third wife, a bride of
three weeks, is suing for a divorce.
There is evidently something wtrong
with the old showman.
SrrTNG BULL has two wives. He says
that thus he is enabled to show more
children on the ground at the payment
a of annuities and can dlraw more mnorey.
CINCINNATI is looking forward to her
Exposition with considerable pride. The
demands for space are greater than 'the
Bpard of Commissioners will be able to
SOUTHL~AND, Ncw Zealand, rep~ortsi
eighty b~ushels of oats and wheat to the
acre, and in on district, one huured and
seventeen bushels to the acre. Reports,
we say. ______
GREAT numbeiN of draught horses,
English and Norman breeds, have boen
imported into this country. The breed
ing of these animals has beconic an
important industry in Illinois.
TaE Tndianopolis Herald holds that
the word " mean" can be most? tppro
priately applied to the temperature of
- the past month. It can. The mean temn
perature was contemptible.
'A HOnSE-CAR driver of Toronto was
once a Jesuit priest well-known in Eng
land and Ireland, and he says that a late
eoniductor was a Dominican friar and in
macred orders. Thus do we asoend the
ladder of fame.
*ArTuovorn guilty of one hundred and
thirty seductions, Spotted Tail was re
garded as a pretty good sort of an In
dian. From this the reader can draw his
own conclusion as to what would con.
etitute a bad Indian.
Tnx Czar is provoked beyond en dur
ance. He has lately receiVedl models of
different weapons and engines of assass
3 ination, accompanied by a polite request
to select the one he chooses to be used
upon his own person.
AMONG the pyrotechnio exibitions at
the Yorktown Centennial will be a
representation of the surrender of Lord
Cornwallis, forty feet sqnrare. Eight
set pieces will be displayed from~ rafts oi
canal boats in the river.
T H Dallas Gazette asks this easy one.
\ "Can a man, with his hide full of bad
bappenings in the dtW of Dallas for 2
fl Wpaper ?" Well, e S 'la say not.
Godwhisky is bad ennh That or
IT rs estiniatod that e loss to the
corn crop of Ohio for 1 , on account
of bad seed, will not b less than 40,.
000,000 bushels, and in 'nois, 60,000
000. It would seem fro such alarming
totals that in future it uld pay well
to make more careful se tions of seed.
ADEnINA PA'T, the lmca donna of
the Iyric stage, in her erican tour,
will not visit Cincinn Why, does
not appear. This fact rather aston
ishing when we conside hat Cincinnati
people claim to be pect rly of a mu
sical disposition, and ssessed of an
exquisite musical taste.
A BALTIMORE million named David
Carroll left a sensible w In it he set
aside $100,000 with whi to defend the
will against possible liti tion. In case
there is no litigation, t $100,000 is to
be divided equally amo the heirs. It
may be depended upon, tere will be no
litigation under the circ stances.
THERE is a man in No York who sig
nifies a desire to be me Guiteau's
bondsman, provided tl when he is
released he will be se perfectly free,
undisguised and not pro ted by guards
or the military. We do -iot think that
any one will object to th . It is a protty
WHAT a blessing it i hat we can al
ways grumble at the w ther, and yet,
not without reason. I is too hot, too
cold, too wet or too hangeable. It
never is just right, and never will be.
But we have a right to mble, and as
long asIt don't cost a thing, we are
going to do it.
THE electric lights a acted so many
flies to the hotels in St. Louis that
they had to be disc itinued. Now
then you can figure o what we mean,
whether it was the flies, otels, or lights
that were discontinued; nd inst about
half the paragraphers in lie country put
things in this ambiguoui shape.
THE "Mellennium rings," in Ar
kansas, makes those o drink of its
waters, hug, and kiss d frisk about.
It also makes them drun. People have
been doing these things oo much since
the time of Adam and w can not for the
life of us see what good 'u come of the
discovery. 'We shall be. a pack of
fools somo day.
WE AnE shocked at the Cincinnati
Gazette. It says: " is a sqrrowful
fact that the barrooms re more honest
with their lemons than he temperance
pibnics." This is a S commentary.
We knew that tile chu chi had hlad a
*imilar charge set over a inst it, but we
never thought it would o any further.
A CCORIDING to a pape read by Dr. y.
B. Billings, of Washin on, at the In
ternlational Medical Ooi erence in Lon
don, there are 180,000 iysicians in the
world, of whom 11,600 re pruducers of
mledical literature or c tributors to it.
In scientific medical lite ituro Germany
leads ; in p~racticaL me 'cal literature
France is foremost.
THE mystery sulrroulnding tile death of
Jennie Cramer, at New Haven, Ct.., is
attracting considerale a tt ention. The
Mallery brothers, the sobs of a rich mer
chant, one of whom wahi Jennie 's suitor
anld eeducer, anid Miss Clements alias
Blanche Douglass, a fast womani from
Newv York, suspicion strnngly points to
as 11cr mrderers. Miss Cramer was
the belle of New Haven.
WonK on De Lessep's canal is not
progressing satisfactorily. Four em
ployes have died, M. Etienne, sub-con
tractor, at Aspinwall, of softening of
the brain ; Mr. Bertrand, his Secretary,
of malaria, and Messrs. Barrier and Di
lembowski, from overwork. The cli
mate is malarions, the roiling stock anti
quated, and the engineering poor with
work unsystematized, Americans will
have to do that job yet.
Tais Salt Lake I~eratel tails a remark
alo story. Amorig thie many pros
peet '~ mAl u * ear ago were four
young men, who were 'ewarded by the
discovery of a valuable miak near Hailey.
One of the young men had ' lady friend,
and it was decided to name the mine
after her, and to so fix the title that, in
cas6 of their death, it should be hors.
Last winter, while working upon their
claim, the whole party was buried be
neath a snow-slide ; and now the young
lady is planning what good she will do
with the $65,000 that has been offered
her for her neat little legacy.
THE hip pocket is having things all
its own) way in Chicago. They don't
consider it mach of a day now when
there isn't at leaist, one murder in that
city, and in most of the cases they never
seem to find tihe fellow. Whten now and
then some one decliines to mtake his
escape, and is locked up in jail, the
ladies in Chicago overwhalm him with
bouquets and go on so about him that
the average Chicago man goes around
with a well-loaded hip pocket for no
otht purpose in the world, seemingly,
than to improve the first opportunity
to make himself a pet of the ladies
who, in Chicago, just dote on murder
ers. Up to (late no law has been made
to prevent people making fools of them
THE miscellaneous collection of articles
at the White House, consistigg of beds,
medicines and nearly every'thing else
under the sun, sent from all over the
country forthe benefit of the President
and his family, is a nost ridi6ulous one,
including as it does two white miq, a
stuffed humming bird, " to relieve --he
monotony of the sick-room," and'the
Jblood of a black cat. But it would be
unkind to laughtt it, as, notwithstand
big the absurd character of many con
tributions, it represents the outpouring
of the national heart. Doubtless the
lady who sent the stuffed bird did what
she thought was the best thing she could
do. Just exactly what the oat's blood
was sent for is not clear, but there are
many people in this country who believe
in the working of charms, and as it was
doubtless intended to promote some
good to the patient, we should give the
sender credit for carrying out the dicta
tions of an honest opinion. As to the
white mice, they may amuse the chil
Tm days of miracles, magiq waters,
etc., are returning. Hot Springs County,
Arkansas, reports the existence, fifteen
miles northeast of Witherspoon, of a
spring that promises to bring about the
millennium almost before we get ready
for it. John R. Yeatts, a Baptist minis
ter of some celebrity, who has visited
the spring, says the spring flows
from a mountain about four hundred feet
high, comes out of the ground about
one hundred feet from the top of the
mountain on the north side, and flows at
the rate of about forty gallois per min
ute, and tastes just like apple brandy,
and has the same effect. Those under
the influence of the water are perfectly
ecstatic, and hugging and loving every
thing they meet. He says : "I never
saw the like, children and boys and girls
hugging ind kissing every one they
meet. Old men and old women, young
men and young ladies, embracing each
other by hugging and kissing. I met
an old, white.haired man and woman-I
suppose about eighty years old-and
they were hopping and skipping like
lambs. I saw hundreds lying around
the spring so drunk that they could not
stand up, and they were lying and laugh
ing and trying to slap their hands. The
people call thorn the ' Millenium
Springs.' " All we ask of John is, just
to please send us a barrel.
Writing for the Public.
There is no work done in the world
which expends vitality so fast as writing
for the public. It is a work which is
never done. It accompanies a man
upon his walks, goes with him to the
theater, gets into bed with him, and
possesses him in his dreams. If he
stoops to kiss the baby, beforo he has
reached the requisite angle a point oc
curs to him, and he hangs in mid-air,
with vacant face and mind distraught.
"What's the matter ?" says Mrs. Emer
son, in the middle of the night, hearing
her husband groping about the room.
"Nothing, my dear, only an idea 1"
-Jamzes Parton, in North American
Marrying in Ill-Health.
A prominent Eastern physician has
related that he was consulted by two
consumptives as to the propriety of mar
rying. They were b'oth weakly in con
stitution, but intellectually brilliant, and
their tastes were harmonious. They
loved each other ardently, and could not
be happy apart. He counseled them to
marry, and they did so. They lived to
gether most pleasantly for about a
dozen years, and died at about the same
time. According to the physical school
of thinkers, they should have remained
single, each draging out the tweclvo
years ini solitary di scon tent. Of course
there can be no general rule for cases in
which disease exists; each instance must
be judged on its own merits.-incin
A New Way to Kill Stage Robbers.
As there is no reason to suppose the
stage robbers intend to retire voluntarily
to the shades of private life very soon,
and as there is not much dan
ger of their being compelled to
do so, we, ourselves, have determined
to put a stop to the business. We
have written to persons in Western
Texas whom we suspect of designing to
send us original poetry, to forward the
nmanuscrip t in a registered package by
sta~ge. The stage robbers are in the
habit of opening and examining regis
teredl packages. After this, when a
stage is robbed, and any of our original
poetry is stolen, all the authorities will
have to do will be to send out a wagon
to the scene of the robbery, and bring
in the bodies of the highwaymen who
have been bored to death. They deserve
all they get.- Texaa Niftinga.
Taums is no reanson why an eldeOrly
woman shouldn't be wellI preserveil.
The young ones have so much sugar in
their comnosition, you know.
Lunatics at Washington.
Recent events at Washington cannot
have failed to call geneial attention to
the v number of queer bkds that
habitually roost about the Capital City.
All the distorted mental action of this
country a ears to gravitate to Wash
ingn. iht-witted characters seem
to be 'y thrown into that oity on
the to' a wave, like so many corks,
and 1 there. No one who has spent
any at the Capital ean have failed
They appear at every turn. The
strangpr who takes in the city " during
the season " will see varieties of human
nature enough to astonish him. He will
wish there were not so many varie
ties.4 Perhaps he drops in at a
meeting of ladies, to hear the woman
suffragvts plead their cause. Nothing,
apparently, could be more conducive to
repose and quiet thp9n that. But it will
not be surprising at any moment to be
startled from his somnolency by the ap
parition of a female fury flourishing a
.istol in the face of the fair vpeag
ihakers, and declaring that she is a m
munist, and means to kill Abfetody, so
she could get her rights. Such a cir
cumstance happened not many winters
ago. The Washington lunatic with a
pistol is not confined to the masculine
Quack doctors, women in pantaloons,
long-haired pl)ronologists, spiritualist
lecturers, bewilder the visitor at every ho
tel and street corner, till he begins to
cast an anxious eye towards Congress
men, and to wonder privately whether
they are not going crazy too.
'he man who attempted to assassinate
President Jackson, in 1835, was an un
loubted lunatic. Many of them pester
he Patent Office. They come with tales
of miraculousinventions they have made.
Men with wild eyes, and slimy hair and
clothing go about fancying they are the
President of the United States. In some
cases they go to the Executive Mansion
itself, ana demand that its occupant be
turned out, and that they be given their
umbled-up looking women, with wild
hair standing out like quills upon the
fretful porcupine, and crazy bonnets,
haunt the departments with messages
from the spirits to the Treasurer, or
President, or General of the Aimy.
They are usually controlled by the spirit
of George Washington, and he is anxi.
ous to show us through them how t<
boss this country. Newspaper corre,
spondents have often alluded to thi
strange horde of lunes about Washing
ton. They have been allowed to com<
and go everywhere, as they pleased, be
ing merely laughed at and pitied. It hai
never been thought necessary heretofor<
to shut them up, not even as far as theii
tongues are concerned. But there ough1
to be a change in that respect now
There is always a pressure of excitemen
at the Caial. Sometimes it breaks ou
in scandals, sometimes in craziness. Ii
a city where t1here is always more or les
mental strain of the kind that is fel
there, nobody can tell when a harmless
lunatic may develop into a dangerous
one. In fact, entirely harmless luniatic:
are very rare. Hereafter, it will un
doubtedly be the part of wisdom t<
thrust behind the bars persons with
kink in their brains. Individufals with i
mission and a roll of manuscript shouk(
be strictly watched.
.In one respect the pulpy-brained
idiots who drift to the Capital unani
mously :agree. They all have bound
lessly exalted ideas of their own import
ance. It is the leading characteristic of
lunatics the world over. Perhaps, in
deed, one may safely conclude that per
sons who think great things of their
own abilities and merit, are always more
or less cracked. -Cincinnati CJommenr
Cigar Stumps in Paris.
The market for cigar stumps, which I
looked in upon in the Place Mauhert
y'esterday, is a veritable Parisian curios.
itv. The place is full of life and activ
ity from 8 until 11 o'clock in the fore
noon. A kilagram of stumps is worth 1
franc 50 cenitnmes to 2 fr. 50 c., accord
ing to the length of the stump. Cheap.
er cigar stumps bring lower p~rices.
There are four or five wholesale dealers
in cigar stumps who have their head
quarters in the nine saloons in the vicin
ity of the market, and there deal with
the old men and women, and ragged lit
tle boys and girls, who go about the
streets picking up these stumps. Much
of the tobacco thus scraped together is
sold to exporters, who make it up in fine
cigarettes. Trhere was once an 01(1 fellowv
who bought cigar stumps for a living,
who died worth 15,000 francs a year.
These pickers-up of ends and half
smoked cigarettes are quite a nuisance to
those people who frequent the boulevard
cafrs. They are forever getting in one's
way, hurrowing about one's legs, hunt
ing for the coveted stump. From the
heights of the Rue Mou iftard andl the
Rue Montmartre swarms of these laza
roni swoop down upon Paris and make
us miserable with their intolerable pres
"Do you know," said the Captain,
" that a fathom of steel-wire rope, little
thicker than your cane, and weighing
half a pound a foot, will pull as much as
a hemp rope half a foot thick and weigh
ing a pound and a half a foot ?"
" I have known a piece of wire, Cap,"
said 1, " no thicker than a straw, te
draw a man weighing 200 pounds the
whole length of Broad way."
" Oh, come, now I" exclaimed the ob
" Ye, sir ; it was a hair-pin."
HoLMAN HU N-T says: "I have always
found that peo'ple who dlelayed dloing
their work till atter a certain period did
nothimr at all."
Something About Kissing.
This subject has recently attracted
mor attention than has usually boon no
oofileto it, t may be that a dearth
of spfbg pogby has loft the editorial
repertoiy without a suitable supply of
sentimental material, and it may be the
weather had something to do with it, but
whatever the cause, the fact remains
that the subject of kissing has been given
unusual prominence by both the pro
vincial and metropoltan press. It may
not have been a wise thing to do, for
several very apparent reasons, chiefest
of which has been the tendency to lower
one's estimate of the real value of the
transaction by having too much said
about it, and thereby bringing it into
general use. One can readily understand
how a pastime, sufficiently pleasant with
reasonable indulgence, may lose half its
sweetness by being allowed too much
freedom of expression.
We object to being told that "kissing
does not require an act of Congress to
make it legal." So long as we can fool
that some restraining power is neces
sary, that the inclination does require,
if not congrossinnal enactmc it, at least
some prohibitory measures, kissing will
be kept up to the standard of genuine
enjoyment. Nothing enhances the pleas
ures of som..things more than a feeling
that their indulgence is prohibted,' or at
least opposed by objections suffioiently
strong to impart just a little flavor of
naughtiness to the proceeding. Ever
since the transaction in the garden of
Eden forbidden pleasure have always
been sweetest to the daughters and sons
of men, and the great majority of peo
ple would prefer some jurisdiction on the
sub'ect that would insure a continuance
of the pleasurable emotions experienced
by a kiss.
We offer a few quotations to show how
much pleasure some people derive from
this source and deprecate anything which
has a tendency to detract from such ex
"You kissed mel My soul, ia a bliss no divine,
Reeled and swooned, like a drunken man foolish
And I thought 'Lwere deeli-*ous to die there, if death
Should come while my lips wero yet moiht with youi
And these are the questions I ask day and night:
Mistay lips taste but once the exquisite delight
Which thrilled by whole soul with rapture an
As your lips clung to mine in that passionate kiss.
Would you care if your breast wore my shelter, ou
And if you were here would you kiss me again?"
We are inclined to think we would
even while not recommending just tii
style for general use, as the reactioi
from such exhilaration would not be de
sirable. We think it would have a tend
ency to shorten life, as our lives ir
measured by heart beath, not by year
and anything that so stirs the blood au
maddens the pulse should be held i
reasonable subjection. Once or twice i
a life-time would be all that ordinar
mortals might hope to endure.
Tennyson seems to have an apprecia
tion of what a kiss should be when h
makes one of his heroines say:
"0 Love, 0 fire! Once he drew
With one long kiss in ywholo sottul trough
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew."
t And Byron, also must have had somf
y such experience in view when he wrote
I "' One remunast of Paradtise still is on eath,.
For Idn revIves in the sweet kisa of love."
Perhaps Joaquin Miller more full,
undlerstanids the inspiration I orn of
kiss when he gives utterauce to the fol
"iLet red lips lift, proud curled to kiss
In love too pasionato for speech,
Too full of blessediness and blits
For anything but this, and this."
" Since man must die for some dark sin,
Let my death-calme le one deep ki's."
lRnt poets are not the only ones wh<
understand and appreciate the- pleasur<
of a kiss. It is one of the luxuries o
life which all well-organized people hav<
more or less inclination, and peoph
usually follow their inclinations. Thei
may not be able to express their sent
ments and experiences either in poetry
or prose, but thin is not at all necessarn
for absolute and perfect enjoyment.
Temperament, surrounding circum
stances, time and place, have, probably,
more to do with it than poetry; though2
we do niot pretend to deny that there is
a great doeal of poetry in a kiss.--Kansasi
Ihow It Feels~ to Drown.
It is not often that yon hear of nni
edito1t with a curiosity. M~ost of themi
fires and flo(d ' s IS15Iver1y dayl o(eurrltences,
andl evenI a nitroglycerine (x plu sionl next
door would niot inlterruplt the rouitinc
work of theO saniet'ii v(r lonbg. But
French editor, anid th es dit or of a Lo
paper at that, had aL curiiosit~y to lnowA
how a person feels when dlrowninllt. ill
thercfore put up a job on hiumiself. ii
arranged to ('01me within a hair's breati
of drowning, l'ait was to be pulled out in~
the nick of time, rolled on a barrel,
hauled over thet uiands, thuimp~ed on1 till
stomallch and other wise rettuscitated. All
went welJ dIurinig the first act. He leaped
into thme water, refusedl to strugglo anl
grad~ually sank from sight. A t the propei
nmmenmt lie was hauled up by1 a ropt(
andl act second comnmened. T'his was
an occasion where an editor was to(
smart. They rolled him accordling te
p~rogramme, and seven or eighmt meln tire(
themiselves out with rubbling him ai
hanging up head downlward1s, hnut lie war
a dead manl. He may know hlow it feeh
to dirown, but he'll never trouble th4
pulic with a dlescriptionl of his feelings
Ield with 1118 flat On.
William Weller, a p~rominenht cit izm
of Hinkletown, died suddenly on Thturs
.day morning, about 10 o'clock, of con
sulmption. He a~rse inl the morning
hut ilmmnediately fell over and expired
He was 42, unnutsirried, a-nd (eent~rio
He would neuver take off his hat to eat
and1 died1 with it on..- fCancaser (Pa.
SCRAPS OF SCIElOI.
TEm deepest known worked mine i f.
Australia-a shaft having been, sk
A mnirrD of the French Aoadem of
Sciences has discovered well marke
ual differences in eels.
PECIMENs of fossil woods and lignite
are reported to have been brought to the
surface from the depth of 191 feet while
boring an artesian well at Galveston,
EXPEnRMERNTS at Woolwich have dem
onstrated that the transmission of deto
nation from one mass of gun cotton to
another not in contact is so rapid that a
row of gun cotton reaching from London
to Edinburg could be fired. in two
R EPLYING to the question whether or
not our ancestors were acquainted with
the peculiar physical condition known to
Us as somniambulism, Dr. Reynard, of
Paris, said in a recent lecture that one
of the most accurato descriptions of
somnambulism In existenco was the
sleep-walking scene of Macbeth.
FOUR Jourdan glycerine barometers
are now in use in or near London. One
is at Kew, in the musoum of practical
geology, one at South Kensington. and
one in the oflice of the London Pimes.
The enormous scale of the barometer
enables changes scarcely visible in the
mercurial instrument to be detected with
Rossiarr has found that the tempera
ture of the positive carbon of the elect
rio are is between 2,400 degrees and
3,000 degrees centrigrade, and that of
the negative carbon between 2,500 de
grees and 3,900 degreds, making, there
fore, the temperatures of the extreme
points of the electrodes not below 2,500
degrees and 3,900 degrees.
EXPERIMENTS have been made on ani
mals with pure hydrocianic acid by M.
Bramo. The bodies of those killed with
it remained unaffeoted by decomposition
for about a month. During that time
the acid remained in the tissues, and
especially in the stomach. It could be
easily settled to distillation, but much
more readily from the tissues of herbiv
orous than of carniverous animals.
IN A communication to the St. Peters
burg Technical Society, Prof. Beilstein
recommends the use of sulphate of
alumnia as the best practical disinfec
tant. He states that the best method
of making the salt for disinfecting pur
poses is to mix red clay with four per
cent. of sulphuric acid and to add to the
mixture some carbolic acid for destroy
ing the smell of the matter to be disin.
A sorrPTiST in the Magazine of Phar
macy asserts that the usual physico
chemical methods for determining the
potable nature of water have proved
themselves to be quite insufficient, and
he says that "recourse must be had to
the microscope and to the culture-glasses
used by physiologists in their inocula
tion expecrimenlts, becfore any really sound
and valuable knowledge can be gained
by the examination of waters" as to their
purity or impurity.
AnaRM with indignation has arisen it
Halle regarding tarletans rendered. pois
onous by the introduction of opper
arsenite in their prodneltionl. Dr. Ri,
-man has attempted to allay the general
outcry by stating that copper arsenite is
not asplendid green color, and as for
such goods as tarlebrans, Guignet's green,
which contains no arseliie, has quite dis
placed the poisonous Schweinfurt green.
THE~ authority for the statement that
after the extraction of the niter from
gunpowdIer the residue caunot be dried
at 200 degrees,.,without a slight loss o
the sulphur. is Fresenius. Herr A.
SWagner, oli the contrary, rises from his
experiments with the conviction that no
such loss has ever b~een observed at or
below the teloperr~ure given. Above
that temperature 'he residue suffers a
notable diminution in weight.
Was iloothi Insane I
Probably the only~ history which gives
color to the theo~ry that Booth was insane
is that by J1. S. Blackburn, ~principal of
an1 academy at Alexandria, Va., and W.
N. M cDonald;' prlincipafl of a male high
school at Louisville, Ky. In their his
tory, which is being extensively used in
Southern schools, they say :" Booth
comnmittedl the aict under the fanatical
idea that the war would terminate and
the Month gain her freedom if Lincoln
were killed." This same history ad
vns, among tecauses of the failure
ofthe rebels, the following: " The
p~rimal~ry cause of the failure of the Con..
feey was that the people of the South
were not unanimous in their efforts to
gaini their liberty. In the history of the
world1 a united people, struggling for
liberty, have neer been subjugated."
Th'fe i/alics are tho wvork of Messrs.
ilackh brrn and Mc~iDonald. Booth was
~sho~t ini a b~arn ;4t Garrett's farm, near
Bowling Green, and dlied soon after.
Tha t was April 26, 1865.-Chicago Nk
L1ongfellow said " Evangeline" was
suggested to him by a gentleman with
whom lhe and Hawthorne were dining,
anud who urged the novelist to wate a
novel oni the theme of the exiled, youn
SAcadian girl who spent the remainder 6
her life searching for her lover. "I *
cauiglt the thought at once," the poe
said, " that it would make a str'i '
picture if p~ut in verse, and said, ' Haw
thjorne, give it to me for a pom, and
promise meT you will not wrIt about it
until I have written the poem.' Haw
thornie readily assented to my request,
ando it was' agreed that I should use his
friend's story~ for verse whenever 'I had
the time andl inclinationl to write it"