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VOLUMES. SATURDAY MORNING^ OCTOBER 3, 1874. NUMBER35
For tho Young Folks.
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1 Satiimy was a bright, dear little fel
IdW 'tis orio wduld wish'to sen. His par
outs riever thought boys wore trouble
?omc?in tho way?more bother than
they were worth; no, indeed, they were
**s proud of him and his brothers as they
could be, and wnntcd them to m ike
good nnd useful men. So, us a begin
ning, when Sammy was nine years old
Iiis papa took him into his Ktore as ''cash
oy." Sammy' was delighted with the
hange from school; he got very tired
metimes, but he braved it out and
ver made any complain.. He had,
wever, one fault which grew upon
"I, his pnpa was afraid would spoil
n for business if indulged in?a fault,
J3a^u calculi it such, that overy child
shoWf $os9css in a greater or less do
y grcjfo that of n desire or curiosity to see
annHpw everything that was going on.
JfijB&jnmy got so he run to the store
HBSS^afery uuusunl noise. Sometimes
<^9 out on the sidewalk iu hi*
ca|vncss to see and hear; it might be
anTorgnn-prinder?he might have a
nioJikey (what boy could miss such a
iiigiit ,?) er perhaps it was a band, or
doe-fight?surelv a groat teuiotatiouto
a boy. Well, tho trouble was Sammy
Wou)d get out so far he could not hear
thejjat tat-i.:t of some clerk's pencil, or
the call of '"cash," consequently there
was some dissatisfaction. Sammy, how
? over, was always so willing aud pleasant
when he did hear that all were ready
to forgive his negligence. One day
thero /Was soldier without any legs, and
?nUv'ono arm, on the street corner, und
he nod a real lively monkey all dressed
up like a soldier. It was too much fur
Sammy; ho could not see it as well as
ho wonted to irom the store-do >r. so,
hatlcss, he slipped across the street for
"just a minute," be thought. Hut the
minutes flew and flew; he was so de
lighted with tho fut>uy pranks of the
monk' 3' that lie did not realize how fast
She time i-a.sscd. II V pupa was watch
ing him, and .though if he a'uyod a
reasonable time ho v'ouhl not say any
thing: As hi did iiot'jnttirn to his puM.;
~hV" papa. Ppyitig the City Marahal,
called tO;him, niid whispered :
^?'1 wool, you , ,to across the street and
^.i'eft Satiuny; just cni-ugh to scare him.
Ho has a' bud habit of leaving the store
without permission, and I want to break
him of it."
?Oh,fie!">aid the Marshal. ? I don't
want vo touch Sammy; why, he's a
favorite of mine; lies only a little fvi
low. Itt him alone."
Mr Clay insisted; bo the Marshal watt
poon at Sammy's side, and, grasping
bim firmly by tho arm, said :
... .'f-You must go with mo."
Sammy gave one look at his captor's
lace, und began to struggle and try to
, - ?*I haven't done anything wrong," he
paid; "please let me go. Why, I'm Mr.
Clay's boy; I work in the store; you
know, pnpa, don't you ?"
': "Well,, well, ittnakes no differ euce;
I can't' have nuy idle, vagabond boys
*o'n ihe srVects; they must go to the cala
b'oosb;" 'the'M Urthal said Rternly. Sum
tny'a face was hot and flushed; ho wus
greatly terrified, for he felt it would be
a terrible disgrace to be shut up iu the
"Please let mo go," ho pleaded. "I'll
promise I'll never trouble you again "
; .*?y<ju- promiso," suid the Marshal,
still keeping his hold.
.-. "Oh I \ca, sir," replied Sammy, half
frightened out of his wits.
;He /dodged back to the store; his
? papa, did not notice his return. Sammy
.was entirely cured of lounging; he made
a- very prompt, energetic business man.
Ho- never knew until he grew up to
manhood that Iiis papa was tho cause of
bis ! arrest and the City Marshal only in
"I Want to See Mother."
Night.before last a young lady rctud
ing in Sacramento, who had been ill for
some .months, ..died. That night her
motheri..w*.rn out by wcoksof care aud
watebjog, had lain down upon tho foot
of the bod, leaving two women to watch
over the suite rer, who appeared to bo in
a stupor. ?he had been asleep but a
few minute.* when her daughter awoke
ami inquired of the nurses: 'Where
is dear mother 'r I want to sco her this
minute." Tho ladies explained the
circjumetariceii, to which tho girl replied,
"Yes? Tfetttftr. mother is tired out; but I
must se? her right now." Expostula
tions were useless; she bcoamo excited,
Vnd reaching over to her mother cu
deavored to arouse her, but v;ns too
week. The ladies finally concluded to
%&ko the parent, who immediately sat
up 'id bed and looked at her daughter.
The latter.glaneod full in hor face fur a
second, nnd loll hack dead.
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"Had you; sir," said Henry Erskine
to a dilatory carpenter, "been to build
the ark, wo should not have had the
ifcid ? I - ' < i ? "T" ? ? ? . ??
Girls ore offen wild, wayward and
hnrd to govern. They give their anx
ious mothers nnd foud fathers nrioy
serious hours ofthoughtand caro. Thoy
principally delight in having their owu
way : they aro impatient under some ro- I
siruitit, aud they frequently fancy that
they know a great deal more than thoir
They gigglo and act very Ibolis h
sometimes, when anything h tppetn to
please them. Thoy pout aud make up
luces when they feel cross and unoiin
fortablo, or when any one is unfbrtuu
a o enough to incur their youthful dis
pleasure, and thoy resort to te irs and
find a great deal of comfort in a good
cry when the world docs not move upon
its axis exactly in conformity with thoir
They arc very romantic with ro_rird
to their expectations for tho future
They have an uncontrollable passion
for cheap, sensational literature, aud
they usually entertain aboutasunre.il
aud exaggerated ideas of lite as they
find pictured aud described in the start
ling narratives which thoy arc in tho
habit of reuditig. They look forward to
find themselvos in the same impossible
situations as the imaginary heroines,
whose chequered careers they follow
with such thrilliug i utero it, auvioty
They condescend, sometimes, to flat
ter and flirt With the tender-heurted au 1
conliding youths of their..acquaintance,
who at an early age are so uufot'tuu ite
as to feel that
"Tita rosy boy with n cherub wins
Mas many a shaft for bis slender sling."
The girls some howseeui to delight in
tormenting and teasing such boys, nor
appear to fuel one atom of pity or com
passion lor what theso tender youths
sufler und endure by reas?u of hopelessly
(iirls fcomctiinc9 make old aud gray
hcailed men say and do a great inn y
foolish und undignified things. Suuh
instances uro not uncommon, and iwho
can latiey a more ridiculous picture thin
that of au old man, with hair and
whiskers Irc-hly and ingeniously dyed,
vainly endeavoring to conceal the tuet
that has tho i hoaiiia-'.isiii, frisking round
liko a 3'- ling colt iu a ^rccti pasture, in
filtl'u ni'lvavni's iu pei'sUU !o auuie yo.UUg
girl of sweet sixtocu that ho is as youug
us ever he was.
Gir'a are very communicative, with
each other. They arc in the habit of
talking over between themselves all
their joys nod sorrows, enjoining each
other the most solemn obligations UJ?'er
to tell what thoy hear to an ;b >dy else;
how well they obey those mutual iujn io
tinn is evident from their .subsequent
couisc oT conduct. If you would sow a
secret broadcast over the land, tell it to
a young girl, and make hcr promise to
religiously keep it.
A girl becomes a complete girl ouly
when she does up her bauk hair in ma
ture fashion, and gets her first long
dross on. Thun she sails out tut ) tho
beau moude, with u great many lofty
und supercilious- airs und fancies that
she ist; full fledgod woman.
Hut with all their failing and short
comings, girls are u lovely, lively and in
terostiug institution. Tai World we
live in is a great deal brighter, bet tor
and more beautiful for their being iu it.
When grown t) perfect mat urity t hoy
make our best and loveliest women, and
a uoblo unman is God's greatest and
grandest earthly creation.
Keposo the Secret of Power.
A peaceful life is most, likely tobe a
full one, with finer and keener scnsibili
ties; better related to bounty and p ?o'.ry
aod all higher matters; moro dignified
und self respecting.
lit-pose is tho secrect of power in per
sons, pictures, statues, architecture,
books, and nature, as if it wore a means
of retninltiiug as well as disulosiu^ life;
aud health demands a frequent pausing
to rcstoro tho balance of the system,
und keep up perfect circulations.
The night, if spout in healthy sleep
after proper oveniug hours, red noes tho
world's chaos, and wo arc new every
Who does not know the magic of a
brief pausa in tho midst of tho worst
confusion'/ A clam of live minutes will
luvite back our vagrant ideas and
Fo tho homo should bo lik n hush and
a lullaby in this headlong, whirling,
noisy, funons and distructod world of
the nineteenth century?a nook apart
from tho thoroughfares?a grot oor
bower under tho sky, whero tho beauti
ful spirits of tbo air will hover aud
It' atmosphere should be a little
I orioutal and ohocring, as if exhaled
I from poopies aud balsams.
Medical students aro warned not to
ask a certain minister to preach forthtuil
lie has his text ready : "Iu his diseasos
Asa sought uot to tho Lord, but to the
physician. And Asa slept with bis
The Pleasure of Doing Nothing.
M. Berryer, who was one of tho great
est French statesmen of tho present con
tury, in his youth was Tory lazy. II is
masters had great trouble iu making
him submit to school discipline. The
undcriunstor quito despaired of him, and
went one cay to toll tho head-master
that this hoy would never do anything,
and thoy could not make anything of
him. He sent for him iuto his study,
aud said to him: <-My boy. work is
disagreeable to you, and you think that
happiness consists in doing nothing.
Well, come into my study; you can look
at mo whilo I am at work; that won't
fatiguo you, and you will do nothing.
Hut let us understand eaoh other?
nothing of any kind, remember."
The boy was delighted. The first
hour passed away to tho great pleasure
of the scholar. Iln congratulated him
self on neither having to open his
dictionary nor learn his rudiments by
heart.. At tho end of an hour and a
half, however, he had sufficiently en
joyed tbo delights of funoy. lie put
out his arm to take a book. The raastjr
stopped him atonco "You forget our
agreement; you arc to do nothing. To
read is i\o do somctbiug. Enjoy the per
mission i have given you, do nothing."
The boy soon began to discover that
the pleasure of doing nothing soon bo
enmo monotonous lie hazarded some
questions; the master did not reply.
Tlicu, when be had come to the end of
llic page he was writing, he said, "My
hoy; each bus his taste; you have that
of doing nothing, 1 have that of work
ing. I do uot trouble you,so do uot
disturb me "
Young Herder could scarcely help
saying that it would be difficult for him
to fit.d happiness much longer in such
patience. At the end of three hours tho
master got up and went to take a walk
under the shade of the trees in the park.
As seoo as he came iuto the garden ho
wished to leave his master aud go with
his schoolfellows, who were having a
worry game. The master held him by
the arm. "You are uot chinking of our
ngruouieut. Playing is doing some
thing Remain by my side; wo will
walk up aud dowu this avenue, or you
cau bityiowti if >,ou. b.kii it batter."
]>ut tho boy had had enough of doing
nothing, lie was very willing to promise
to learn his lessons in order to escape to
An Astonishing Story
Here is a story which may well as
tonish all naturalists ! In Murr.tysvillo,
Cookb county, Tenn., a Mrs. Kennedy
lias for some years suffered great pains
and "felt something running up and
down her stomach." So at last, after
some hospital treatment, ?he wont for
I'crriam Uylos, M.D. This physician
having summoned two of his brethren,
tin oj oration was undertaken. Surgioul
particulars ure unnecessary. The rc
suit was that two living rattle stiakes,
one 36, the other 32 inches long, were
removed from the woman, and she is now
parfiictly well, whilo tho snakes (in a
Muffed state) adorn the museum of Col
John Stephens. Mrs. Keuuedy says
that several j'oars ago "she sw.illo.ved
two small, soft, white eggs" which she
found in a field, "supposing them to be
I partridge eggs."
Anout a Peak.?Several hundred
persons attended the funeral of a tamo
bear near Boston a lew days ago. An
invitation to be present was sent to tho
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, who
responded as follows : "Dear Sir?Many
thanks for your polito invitation to
attend the obsequies of the laiueuto d
plantigrade. I am sorry that it will not
bo iu my power to be present upon tho
melancholy occasion. 1 have a great
respect for boars since thoso two female
ones taught tho little children of Bothel
and of Belial that thoy must.not bo
rudo to elderly persons. 1 think a loose
bear or two might be of service in our
coin 31 unity, and I regret much the loss
df an iiuimal who might have done""so
inueli ns a moral teacher for the young
uf this city and its suburbs. Yours
truly, 0. W. Holmes.
A Clergyman bad a fondness for long
words, and undertook to iustruct the
clerk in the use of them. One evening
as they wore about to leave the vestry,
John asked tho minister il be should
put out the candles.
"J'ut out ! Say extinguish," unswercd
"And," said John, "does extinguish
always stund for put out V
"Always," repled tho clergyman.
Next Sund'iy it happened that, a dog
began to bark in trio church. John
rose in his scut and solemnly gave the
"Some one will please to extinguish
that thar dog."
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An old gentium ad ol much exporienoo
in tho world says that all that is nccos
Bury for tho perfect enjoytnout of love
sausages is confidence
Josh Billings 'in Fnglish.
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Time is money and many people pay
their debts with it.
Ignorance is tho wot-nurso of preju
Wit without sense is a razor without
n handle '
Half tho discomfort of lifd is tho re
sult of getting tired of ourselves;
Benevolence is the cream on the
milk of human kindness.
People.Of good sense arc those who30
opinions agree with oura.
Face all things; eveu adversity is po
lite to ajnan's face.
Passion ;'nl ways lowers a groat man,
but sometimes elevates a little one.
Style a, everything for a sinnor, and
a little of it would uot hurt a saint.
Men now a days are divided into
slow christnius aud wide awake sin
There are people who expect to es
cape hell because of tho crowd going
Most people are like eggs?too full
of themselves to hold anything olse.
It is littlo trouble for a graven imago
to bo patient, eveu in fly time.
Old age often increases us in wisdom
?and in rheumatism.
A mule is a bad pun on a horse.
Health is a loan at call.
Wheat is a serial. I am glad ol
Manner is a great deal more attrao
the than matter especially iu a inou
Adversity to a man is like training
to a pugilist. It reduces him to his
Pleasure it like a treacle. Too much
of it spoils tho taste for everything.
Necessity is the mother of invention,
but patent right is the father.
Did you ever hear a very rich man
Beware of the man with half-shut
eyes. He's not dreaming.
Man wus built alter all other things
had bcou made and pronounced good.
If uot ho would have insisted on giving
his orders as to the rest of the job.
MWo fatten slow iu a church?they
can't dive on religion no more than
mi nippers can.
Fajhion cheats the ecentrio with tho
^eluptn&ul Iftfcllorm; and makes- them
?orve)in the habjllarnents of tho har
There are farmers so full of Bcience
that they won't set a gate post till thoy
have had the earth uudcr tho gate
When lambs get through being lambs
they become sheep. This takes the
sentiment out of them.
A California Gas Spring.
About half a mile over a mountain
from Bartlctt Spring there is what is
called tho Oas Spring. This is prob ibly
the greatest curiosity of the mountain .
The water is ice cold, but dubbling and
foaming as if it boiled, and the greatest
ponder is the inevitable destruction of
life produced by inhaling the gas. No
live thing is to he found within a cir
cuit of one hundred yards of the spring
The very birds, if thoy happen fly over
it, drop dead. We experiinonteJ with a
lizard on dostrudtivouos its propirities
by holding it two fujt above the water
it stretched dead in two minutes. It
will kill a human being in twenty min
utes. We stood over it ab >ut five miu
utes when a dull heavy, aching sensa
tion crept over us, and our eyes began
to swim. The gas which escapes bore is
the rankest king of carbonic and, a id
hence its sure destructi >u of life; als j,
quenching of flume instautaueously.
- . u-.-.-tapiMi. -
Is it a True Allegation.
I onco owned a pet alligitor, about
tou or twelve inches long, and hid t him
fixed up uicely, his domicile so arranged
that he could take it |wct or dry, just
as 'Garter' preferred. One day I'caught
a mouse, and concluded to turu it "over
to my pet, and stood by to watch the ro
suit. The mouse was jput in tho water
and was swimming around; the 'Carter'
advanced to the [jattaek und seized the
mouse, which instantly acting upon tho
defenaivo, turned upon tho alligator,
biting it about the eyes and face caus
irg it to relinquish its hold and beat a
hasty retreat. The aligator could not
agaiu bo induced to cotno up to the
scratch. That the alligator is a natural
born coward, no ouo can deny.
"I shall tell how it vas. I drink mine
lager; don I put mine hand on mine
head, and doro vas vonj;pauo. Den I
put my hand ou mine body, aud dcro
vas auodcr pain. Den I put mine baud
in mine pocket, und oh mind Got dcro
vas nothing. So I jino mid do dempor
aucc. Now deru is no puiu more iu niiue
hcud, and pain iu mine body vus all
gone away. I put mine hand in mine
pocket, and dore vas dwouty dollars.
So 1 shtay mid do demperanco."
Who fears t'offend takes the first stop
A pointed or round chin indicates a
congeuial love. A person with such a
chin will have a beau ideal, and will
not bo easily satisfied with real men or
Tho indented chin indicates a great
desire tobe loved; hunger and thirst for
affection, When large in women, she
may overstep the bonds of etiquette, and
make love to one that pleases her.
A narrow square chin indicates a do
sire to love, and is more common among
The broad Bquare chin indicates vio
lent love, or at least devoted attach
The broad round chin indicates ar
dent love, combined with great stead
fastness aud permanence of affection.
The retreating chin is in licative of
the wantot attachment, and but little
ardor in lovo.
The chin, in its length and breadth,
indicates self control, 'self will, resolu
tion, and decision; &e.
Carnivorous animals have tho upper
jaw projecting, while those of n gramin
ivorous nature have the lower jaw pro
jecting. In a man ivith projecting up
per juw, will be found large destructive
ness and love of auimal food; when tho
lower jaw projects, theu tho lovo for
In a ^Ventilator.
The terrible stories of death iu chests
with secret springs, came near a repeti
tion lately iu an English provincial
town. A Mr. Kelk, quite recently mar
ricd, had invited a party of frieuds to
his bouse, aud bis young wifo, iu her
anxiety to get rid of the hot,air, ventur
ed up stairs, and seeing a small closet
with a ventilator, she entered to open
it, when tho curreut of air closed the
door. In vain she called to the ser:
vant, although she could hear tho door
bell ring and h?r visitors enter, aud as
noue suspected that thejimprisoncd lady
was iu the roof of tho house, all the
other parts of the dwelling and grounds
were searched One of tho visitors sug
gestcd that there might bo an "old chest
with a secret spring, and this gave a
cluo to tho closets and when at last
found. Mrs. Kelk was seriously il! and
hysterical. Yiolcnt epileptic fits follow
cd, and the shock being moro than the
ucrvous system could sustain, death
shortly put an eud to ^the poor young
mi im - - ? ?a? i ?
A TnocrtLKSoME LonaKU.--Wc
once over bond a conversatio n between
two servauLs at a first cla-s hotel.
'?What's do matter wid No. 8 dis
morning Mr. Johusing '."
"Why, you see, he come in berry
drunk last night an' got in on No 20,
dat rasiblc ole man, an' ho fust took him
him fur a thief an' theu he took him in
the counteuuncc. Dat'sall."
"What de debble docs 20 leave his
doah unlocked for den. eh ?"
"'Cause dc onrasonuble ole cuss just
lays iu de bed an' riugs dat bell all
"Numbah 20 is de trooblesomost ola
cuss we eber hah.''
Foolbd Him?A story is told of a
verdant youth who went to buy the
practice et a cjuntry doctor. The d jctor
said bis patients were so numerous he
could uot remember them all, but his
horse knew them and always stopped at
their doors. The next d ly the country
doctor drove his customer through the
town, and as he snid, the horse stopped
at nearly every door. Tho bargain was
concluded aud the moucy paid. The
purchaser remained in town, for several
days wondered why no patients came.
He cea-. id to wonder, however, when ho
found his predecessor had borrowed bis
milkman's horse in showing him around.
Fashion notes for tho fall set forth
that three new shades of oolor will bo in
trodueedtbis sens >n, oud that two of
these?flour d^ noufre (flowers of sul
phtir) a peculiar yellow and cardinal,
a haudsomo red will probably bo very
fashionable. The ether color is oalleJ
volcanic Also that autumn bonnots
will have low crowns, but tho trimming
which will bo in tho most cases plaocd
in front, will add materilly to t hoir alti
tuce. Flowers will not bo worn so much
as last season*
BbAUTIFDL.?A poor Irish woman
applied to a lady for a flower or two to
put iu the hand of her dead infant, and
when a handsomo bouquet was banded
her she offered to pay for it, which, of
course, was deolincd, when, with a look
full of gratitudu, sho oxulaimod, "May
tho Lord Jesus meet you at tho gate of
beavcu with a crown ofrosos." Nothing
could be more touchingly beautiful as
well us pocticul.?Darlington Souther
Why should thore bo moro marriages
in winter than in summer ? Because
iu winter tho gentlemen require com
ioetors and the ladies muffj.
A distinguished editor was. in his
A long, thin, ghostly visaged indivi
dual was announced.
With an asthmatic voico, j but in a
tono of etnpid civility?for otherwia the
editor would have assuredly tranQzed
him with n fiery paragraph tho next
morniug?the stranger said :
?Sir, your journal of yestorday con
tained false information.' . w
?Impossible, sir: but what do "you^al
lude to ?'
'You said that Mr- M. has boon
1 Condemned.' ' i -.<.i
'Now, ?ir, I am that gentleman/
'I assure you it is a fact, and now I
hope you will contradict what you have
'13y no moans.'
'You are deranged.'
'I may be, sir, but I*wiU not take it
'I will complain to a magistrate.,"1 u'
?As you please, but I never retract.
The most that I can do for you is to an
nounco that the rope broke, and, tfyic
you arc now in perfect health. I havo
my principles; I ncvor retract.* "> :
Things That Look Bad. u
A gentleman playing baso ball.
A poor boy putting on airs.
A fool teaching a school.
A ri'h man disowuing his poor kin.
A man trying to sing when he can't
A baukrupt who has moro than ho
An insurance agent smoking in a
A misanthropist talking about chari
ty aud benevolence.
A young man calling an old man by
his christain name; his father Hhegover
nor,' and Jhis mother 'the old woman.'
Dr. Simon a physician of Lorraine,
gives a new oure"for boils, namely, by
treating them with9camphorated alcho
ho!. As eoo? as the culmiustieu p??st
of the boil "makes its appearance, he
puts a little of the liquid in a saucer
and, dipping tho ends of hiss .little fin
gers in Jit rubs the inflamed surface,
especially tho central part, repeating
the operation eight or ten times for
aboot half a minute. He then allows
the surface to dry, placing over it a
slight coating of camphorated oil. Ho
says that four euch applications will*
in almost all cases, cause boils to dry
up and disappear.
A loving husband once waited on a
doctcr to request him to presoribe for
his wife's eyes. "Let her wash them
every morning with a glass of brandy,'*
said the doctor. A few weeks after the
doctor by chaoco met the husbihd.
'Well, has your wife followed my
advice?" "She has tried to do so, doo
tor," said the spouso, "but she could
never get the glass higher than her
A Critic thus alludes to the merits of
a rising young artist: "He possesses
some merit as an artist, but it is hard
to say whether it lies in landscape or
marine painting; you never can tell his
cows from his ships, except when they
have their tails exalted, when the
absence of spars betrays their character.
Even then thoy may be mistaken fur
schooners scudding under bare poles."
Soundings on a Jbar?Dapping for
A little nonsense now and then, is re
linguished by tho best of moo.
California makes two million dollars
this year from berry orops.
Dramas with legs naturally have the
Wise sayings often fall to tho ground,
but a kiud word is never thrown away.
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sli] pors of painted wood
The best part of bonuty is that which
a picture cannot express.
The most useful thing in tho locg
An article you can always borrow?
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It is an error to imagine that women
talk moro than men. They're listened
A baby was born lust week with one
log in Chioago. Where was the other
'Talk about the severo mental labor
of men,' says Dort ha. 'It takes more
hard study to Misoovor the front of: a
new spring hat than ?wouid win a case
in the supreme court against a rail