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A little ioeo t, wit e
'1, ,oidr ao the Wme sakiel,
Amild lear and limped as awell
If water ns a mos slined u ol,
Prattling with ar-iekl g=flee
II bigged and kiLed me s and o'r.
I'll hTve to dse my cred I tbght
he' t klov is Jlway cld or boulst,o
Fer chi.ldre' love it freely line
nd pai ,, sir--the giftf l ve
The it soe. and the pr ttUng ceasedw
While, eolemunl theaer tre eid,
uryig attern-lin tob he er-'.
dn't r now whatr mor in yellows toand
rownt te wspiteh this advantage, twhich l I
me to No. 132 Peckovor street in search 1
of Iclgingsa. I
Were the apartnents dingy? 1e)
'iae'll sno. The paper ww of a very
tryinog pattern-in two drab.: the eur
1o't rather more tr, lag in yellows end
lIrowuai, with thin advantage. that itsI
pattern was almost w orn throadlmre and
leantly effaeced. The yollew drapery t
was of similar hue to the paper, and
naunlin curtains, drawn partially acroes,
hand become reduced by dust and smoke t
to the sanesalalued color. a
There were one or two striking por
traits (family ones probably) on the
walls, and a yet more striking fre-stovre
ornament in the grate. I forget further g
The landlady was elderly and limp, b
witha a art of washed-out d plainmtive e,
aspect. and a tendeney to sigh and fold d
luer lands. She was very attentive, b
however and anxious to show her "irst r
door" to the best advantage. k
"Thle eurtains will wash?" said I,
"Jhl r, yes, sir, surely We wasr
lettin' eu Itrn hng to save the others,
whlih the' sun fades 'em no, being the II
worst of stahs and such like. Like all w
earthly things, as fades mostly, don't e
they sir?" h
they sit?" '
The landlady sighed gently ad fold
ed her hands again. She wre black
"I hope," I sai, is my polite way,
"you don't mind my naming it-but, of
free, you know-from-fromn any little
I hd a my epe'lan--p, 1:
thoee three yema of paradise and Mrs.
Chiek, and I was aervoum, partly from
dread of the indignation I had before
aroused in the housekeeping breatt by
the above deliate quetkon anud prt.
ly from the recollection of results that
had followed on the assurance of land.
ladies of another calam that their knowl
edge of natural history did not extend
to the speeles alluded to, sad that they 1
were at fault to comprehend my mean.
Mrs. andle (that was hebar name)!
adopted neither of these extremes; she i
ably shook her head pensively and said: t
"To my knowledge there ain' a liv
ing flea in this house;" (I didn't mean
eeas, though) "but you know, sir, we I
live in a vale of tears, and in course
there will b. such truals for all at times.
If I am so tried 1 hope to bear itmeek
And I think Mr. Mandle shed a tear,
"I am very glad to hear it," said I
cheerfully. "now shout terms, if I aru
range to come."
"Oh, don't speak of terms, sir; I'm
auto what you've been in the hablt of a
paving will suit us, or lees, maybe, as
It'. more for the keepin' of the rooms I
aired. lwin as the house i too big for
as, and the protection of harin' a gent
like yourmel, annder our roof, Mandle
beia low in his nerves of late years and
myself haven't that sperrit u some
have, which. I'm sure, sir, anything we
can do to make you comfortable ad
and feel at home. as there's no place
like it- " a
"Ah! thank yan-thank you."
The light-when the windows were
cleaned-wouhl suit my work, the ex
bcheuer was somewhat low., time was an m
object, and. taking all in all. I elosed
with my obliging landlady's terms,
whi~h gave her mush pensive satisfac- t
"And if yon'l be pleaed to name a
your wishes, air, in all rpecta" midI
MrL. Mandle with a faint sigh in cane
elusion. "we hope to do our humble
hest to tuet 'emn."
"Yu:t'revery goxr," said I; "I don't
think you'll and me exacting; I confes i
to a few weaknesses. I dislike damp
salt and smoky potatoes. I object to s
hot dinner on a cold plate. and I'm par- I
tial to len linen. That's about all, a
Mrs. Maudle readily acquimesed in ,
these modest requirements, observingl
that "a hangel couldn'l wat la," and al
thereupon we parted.
In due time myself and my few belong- e
ings were conveyed in a cab to 183 a
Peckover street I had dined. and be-,
ond .d -np of coffee wanted nothing.1
irs. Maudle brought me the coffee her
"Frnm are, air. I hope it' as you like,"
said slw. makly; "'but, if not, yonu'll
kidlv lname it. And thophoni-ba Annl
will Ibring you your water at an? hour I
you'll mention inI the mornin', sir. So
phobisel Ana mostly waits os Lodgers,
ir (thet's my daughter, and rIm sau
always willin', though that timid ad
soft-hearted--but there! do't mind me
a sayin', a. a mother, perhaP more than
I ought respectin' my owne.
I said I was much obliged to her and
her daughter for their kind intentions.
and wished her good night. he ighe
audibly, ad held the door handle for
another minute. then, with an air of
Morning brought breakfast and Ho
pitse Ana. This young person was.
if poilble, meeker and more d,.prese.I
than bher parent. bm carried her head
a little on one skle and niffed with every
breath a if Ifren chronic induenza.
Her complexion was pale, not to may
paety, and her heir and eyebrows whitey
brown. Nlophoniba Ann's igure was
remarkable for depression where full
I newa might be expected and a curious
bulging tendency wherever the opposite
eSft-t wea usnal. Her attire was chiefly
notable for hbooks and tees-with a di
ferenee of opinion that materially lain
dered friendship, and refractory hair
pins, which I found had a way of drop
Ipm out into all aorts of otl places.
I found one, one day, at the bottom of
my jug of porter, at dinner!
This interesting young person con
trived to make a surprising clatter with
the breakfast ware, upset a chair and
threw down a pile of my looks before
making her exit. I attributed this to
the timidity which her mother had as
sured me was counterbalaeed by so
many virtues, and conld not in reason,
complain; but when, in removing the
breakfast things, the same pile of books
underwent premisely the sapse fate. and
goave me auch a start that I nearly cut
off a inger in mending a pen, I could
not help saying, rather brusquely, "For
heaven's sake, my good girl, be
mareful what you do next," which pro
dueed quite an attack of smniMing and a
basty retreat on the part of the unlucky
A little later in the day, my landlady
knocked timidly at my door.
"Come in!" maid I.
She came in folding her hands and
looking up at the ceiling.
"lm sure, sir,you'll excuse it. though
a iberty, but as I'm a mother, which it's
nothing after all, and I've no call to
worrst, Fm eartain. but it'n my daught
er, sir, a takin' on so after you spoke to
her this mornin,' and if you'd beso very
kind, seein' as Sophonisba Ann i s
"What is it bout?" I sad, as the
tarfl lady paused to take breath. "I
"Oh! ad rm mreyo didn't mea
for to hurt her feelin's air. andahe owns
it she's said as much in that kitchen
down below to me. 'His way seemed
harsh,' she m 'tat his heart's in the
it,' she says. and she's been a eia'
her eyes out, which Bophonisba Ana is
rather 'steriel at times, sir. I tell her
rm re you d't meae nothing, aad
likely it wea so oceamr again."
"Bles ase?" aid I "this is very fool
ish; of cours I didn't mewa to hurt
your daughter's feelings, ma'm; pray
tell her so; Ill remember to speak lees
abruptly since you've named it",
"Oh! sir, yo're the most feeli' gent
as ever I did know, I'm sure, I don't
know whatever my gr'll ay-and the
last ent we had so different-eo wio
lent a Ih language: not to speak of
banging the door. 0 dear! what it is
to have a sperrit., which is what me and
mine never had, and so the world tram
ekle on us," said Mrs. Mandle.
"I hope not," said I. "You should
take a amore cheerful view of life, Mrs.
take a mtore cheerful view of ilfe, Mrs.
I was very Lay.v and wished she
would go, but she didn't.
"Well, sir," she observed with a sigh,
"I always was one of the downbearted I
[ ones; and Mandle's nervds thatlow! I
never shall forget when he asted me to
have him-that's seven-and-twenty-year
ago--'Marlar,' be says to me (that's my it
name)-"but there, air, don't mind me,
whih a a wife I hope I have a wife's "
feelin's;" and Mrs Mandle shed tears.
Idid mind her very much, and de
voutly wished her at the North Pole, as M
she stood in the doorway wiping her
eyes with m epron, and evidently
swaiting my sympathy.m
"rm sure Mr. Mandle's choice doe
him credit," I said desperately, "hbe
couldn't do better than take a good wife i
to sooth the path of life for him; wan't
that your door-bell?"
"Sophonisba Ann will answer the door w
sir, wheih I think you was mistaken, m
and it didn't ring," said Mr Manudle. w
"I am sure I never did meet with a gen- a'
tleman so thoughtful and feelin'; a real to
friend, as one may say,already, and I'm a
only thankful- "
I "I'm afraid I mnst trouble yeou to hi
shut that door, Mrs. Mandle," I gasped. Ih
"I'm subject to ear-ache, and the .
draught"- I hope I shall he forgiven for I
the bfls that woman caused me to invent. le
She slowly withdrew, murmuring moth- ti
erly compassion, and faintly suggested hn
pepper pluaters and other mild remedies sI
for tau-ache, while I took up my pen hi
and tried to cnllect my saettered ideas. h
I had not yet seen Mr. Mandle, the
I state of whose "nerves" kept him most- i
ly confined t3 an armchair in the kicgh- t
I en, but from occasional sounds of malo- at
dy, something like feebly rendered in
choruses of a jovial nature, in which a mi
s alight confusion of consonants was per- he
ieptible, I ncmeluded that -ven Mr. L. di
had intervals of comparative cheerful- at
ness. Moreover, I discovered that there di
was ason of the house--a tall youth, in
; with whiter-brown hair and skin, and a tt
: stotop in hi shonldets-whoee avocation lii
Sse,'tmlI to lw' near at hand, by his punc- o
r tual return to meals at stated hours in w
the day. With this vyong man I was ri
Sfated, alas! too oon to become equnint
S One evening, a little before my din.
ae ne, Mr . Mandle waited on me with a.
Sair a meek mystery, to ask if her son
might "step ' by-end-b" and tpoek
i to me, if o he that I hod no oboo
, His name, his moeher told me, was
e Ciacinnates; he was rather low-spint
Stid, and had, in fact, something on his
"Dear me!" Iaild, "poor fellow! any
trouble? Nothing sersnos, I hope?"
"Oh, lear, no, sir-leastwise, moth
Sig wrong. Cia's as innocent as the
i hae unborn, as to evil ways, sir;
v no, its the mind, that's where it is;"
- mysteriounlv) "he's got a soaria' mind,
r sir, and the world's too little for him. "
"Indeed?" said I, mentally regretting
s that the young gentleman had selected
- me sa the coildaent of his mental trials;
but, alas! Ilittle guessed what was to
e come. tearcely was the cloth it'moved
r when a modest ras announced my new
a lcqaintan, e, a C ('ieinnatus entered.
hearing a huge brown paper parcel,
Swhich he deposited with a jerk on the
table, violently shaking back a long
wisp of hair which kept falling rebelli
I ou i nto his eyes, and sinking im
mediatcly into the first chair near, with
an air of profound dejection.
This young man had a large nose of
the solid ioman type, very red eyelids,
and a sonoronm voice with a twang in
i' t. He toil me he was in an attornery'
office, but that the work was very dsm
tasteful to him. and he had thonght of
giving it up and turning author.
He had begun several works of im
portanee, one of which this "chef don
ver. he ealled it,) be bhad brought up
"Blank verse mostly. sir," he es
claimed; "in ten books, revealing the I
mysteries of a human soul to the moon, 'I
who is snpposd to be listening-poeti- '
eal license, of course-you understand. :
The first three Iooks- " i
"Isn't it a risk," interrupted I,
shrinking from the prospect od being
premsed into the same service as the i
moon, and resolved to be as practical
a possible; "isn't it s risk to give up,
steady work for an uncertainty like I
literatu re ?"
"Well, sir, mother talks like that, I
and she's right- and you're right, in one -
point of view," said the youth, meekly;
"but when you're a soul, and when your t
soul mounts beyond the officee stool.
where are you then?" I
He waved his hand descriptively, as
it were, of an serial dight; his nails
were inky and very Ioul.
"Wll, Idon't know, said I, " but
hadn't you better--?"
Buth he ad risen, and hurriedly com
meneed ndoing the brown paper, wit t
drawing from it about fifty sheet of(
foolscap, wal written over. s
"LiAmi!" he arid ranularly, and I
slowly recited as follows:
"That's the opening lines," aid he; o
"My friend," I said. "I am afraid
you will And the public hard to satlMy; 0
you must look for disappoinement."
"That's all I look for, sir," he Lnter- y
ruptel, "that and an early grave," he
added, with a certain air of satisfaction. e
"And as mother and father aren't a" d
well of as they were. I daresy there tl
won't even be a recordin' marble to tell "
the world that ('incinantus Mandle lies -
below--but that' of no eoaeinenee." ti
below-but that', of no conseiuenee."
' Aren't yvo a little out of health?"
I asked at this point.
"Oh, yea, air," he smiled. . "I'm
journeying t3 the tomb. I've no sort of
a doubt about it myself, but the cold
world will pass heedless by and think;
nothing of it. The world's so very
snubunary! Don't you find it so, air?"
"Well, yes; I suppose it is that," I
said, never having had cause to doubt I
itas a fact. "Ye, I suppose itis. But a
now let me advise you as a friend." (
He looked up softly.
"I knew you would," he erred: that's
just it, you will assist me, and Ill step
up of evenings and we'll go through it
together gradual like. Yes I felt sure
you'd be the friend to do it; when
mother said, 'Cin, that's our frst Boor
going out.' I felt as if I could open 1
my heart to youlie a brother; I did
"Look here, I said, when he paused
and shook back the excited wap of
whitey-brown hair, with joyful vehe
mence; "Look here, Ill let oun know
when to bring it up. The fact is, I'm
awfully busy just now; I haven't s minute
to spare for study or the delights of the
I smiled grimly a I almost pushed
him out of the door, bearing his precious
brown paper pareel, and overwhelmnag
me with undeserved thanks. Inwardly
I resolved never to have five minutes'
leisure to listen to those "revelations to
the moon" which would henceforth
haunt my waking and sleeping hours even
should the meek Cincinnatus sink into
his early grave the sooner for lack of
The next morning, when I entered I
my sitting- room, Sophronisha Ann was
there, a little belated, I concluded, as
she was finishing the operation of dust- i
ing, which I never olbserved to producre
much result. Something in the street,
had caught the 'amsel's notice, for slth
did not observe my entrance, as she,
stool with her hands on her hils, the
duster hanging idly by her side; herm
mouth open, ani vacantly fixed eyes;
the r.fractory hair-pins in open rebel
lion, and stray wislm and tails of hear
obtruding where they were off duty;
while the hooks and eyes at va
riance completed the effect of the bulgy
t- lime of ltophoisbh Ann's agre before
m. Now it happened that I was emgaged
m in making a series of sketches foe a
m comic journal, and lophonism Ana, a
k she now stood, was te very model I
s. wanted for one of them. The oppotunity
s was too good to be lost. I aeaed paper
t- and pencil.
Is "One moment, my good gWrl" I crled.
"llSt as you are; oblige me by not
Of course shoe did not stay "as she
3- was," but mearly enough so to aeahle
te me to throw on paper the outline which
r; had caught my fancy.
"Thanks -that will do, I asid as
1. blandly as I eould.
N he simpered and aetully forgot to
d "Ia, sir! whatever could you take
; me like this for?" she cried at last. If
SI'd only been in my afternoon fre.k, at
d leat, and done my hair up a Ihit tidy
r if you had told me; but lI! now."
I. "Don't nameit,I said; "I'd rather
1, not, in frt. I wanted you just as you
g The next evening Mrs. Maudle came
i- up a smiling-yes, actually mailing!
with a cheerful serenity, if not a little I
h exci(tement in her demeanor, as she I
pllaced Ifere me a photographic !ike
Snnes of ,ophronisbm Ann.
" "Which ManUlle and une, sir, couldn't
n hear of your puttin' up with such a
n sketch like, all of a hrry; and being' I
an our girl wasn't tidied uip, an she'd a I
Swished, in course, so ophdronish Ann's
meen and had this took at Mr. Dabnley's
round the corner, if you'll accept it;
Sand I'm sure a goix hearted, we l-Ji.t
p osedel gurl i my girl, though I say it,
and not took up with follies like some, I
and that steady, almost too steady for a
e ier station in life, as her father tells
her: and I'm sure Iboth her father and
me-lent there, aim, when you're a par
.eat you'll know what a parent's feein'a
All tl'is ws said in one breath, with
oat ainy pause whlatver. I sat bewil
eredl, wondlering if it would he unper- a
I donally rude o reject the offer of a a
lady's lartrait, and what I could May in o
t excuse. e
"I'm afraid," I began, "you're very i
"kind-the fact in-I think I didn't make
s myself quite understood." e
"Oh, yes, sir, you did. Pray do'nt f
r uame it. YVm was all a gentleman v
should be; and Madle and me are
prond"- her Mrs. Mandle, without
Sproceeding further, conveyed herself o
down stairs in a tremulou condition tI
between tears and smiles that fairly a
stunned me. What coklt the stupil Itl
people think I wanteu with their dangle- "
ter's likeness? I stuck it on the man- i
telpiece tit was not a very flattering I
phitograph,) resolving to take no more si
ntice of the thing; but next time Miss f
IMadle m I observed she wore &o
dming ara e ribon in her hair an a- Is
sertire broorh ih the front of her dress. t
She stole furtive glances at the mantel- a
piece, half sby, half simpering. It
caught her eye hy chance, when, over- 0
coming her maidenly modesty, with a
preliminary snifie. she said, sweetly:
"Oh, if you please, sir, about walkmn' t
out on hundays after chapel; for Ii
mother's quite ageeable, bein' as il
you're snch a gentleman and"- -
"Wlhat do you mean?" I said, sharply l
enough, and quite forgetting the "ten. I
der heartednesa" of toplihonisha Ann in 1'
the excesw of my hbewilderment; but, in- tI
stead of answerimng me, that young per- Y
son dlew to the window, crying: "If b
there isn't that man a -crossing the street C
again. Ohi wlhatever'll father do? rm
IBut Cin is at the door, and you'll pro- e1
tect poor father, I know," and she V
rushed downstairs without further ex- 11
Another milnute anli rapid and it Is
must be adde, stumblling foxtate.e be- 1
gau ascending the stairs, accompanied a+
by the cries of foplhonisba Ann and tIhe a
fainter sobs of her mother in the rear,
and Mr. Mandle entered, sunqortedbb by
his son and elosely followed by rough
and-ready-looking person with a mper b
in his hand. j
I t at t i e d . . . .
in 51i4 iand.
Mr. Maudle waved his hand.
"I-I-My dear friend--air -'scuae--
abrupt visits," he criel, in a hazy sort
of voice. "F-friends may-waive
Here hr. Maudle swerved suddenly,
but Cincinnatan propped him up again.
"And I-I believe I'm correct saving 1
a f-friend in need' s a friend indeed.
(This very rapidly spoken.) Under
theme shircumstance, I-I'm bound to
forego a parent's feeling-
"Yes, Mandle. that's it," cried Mrs.
M., from behind the apron she held to
her eyes; "we know what you'd say
what we'd both say, and feel likewise
-and thank our stars as sent you, sir,
to our aid, which I'm sre we can never
repay, as it's 14C It. d."---
"£14 17s. Pts.,"interrupted the rogh
and-ready-looking person, with a
"Yes, take my child, and bless you!"
cried Maudle, extending his arnm like
the "heavy hther," in a play "and tell
thish-minion of the law, that-that
his claim shatisled and a helpless,
aged parent saved from-ruin and
Here Mr. Maudle broke ofl, weeping.
"Happy day!" said Cininnatnus, "I
said you were like a brAther when first
I saw you, and I'll put it all in my great I
work, that an 'ollow-hearted world may
read and Ie ashamed of not doing like
wiae!" with which rather anlbilous
speech Cincinnatus again dntifully
propped up his swaying parent, whose
emotions were too much for him.
"May you both -le -happy!" mur
mired Mr. Mandle.
"O Is, father!" cried 8ophurnisba
Ann, hysterically. I
"What does it tll mean?" I wasfore- '
re ed to a skth berer d the mysebrem
paper, who was the caly coherent em
dof the paruty
" Why, r, this her.'. a distress f1o
a e sma of £14 17., 7d. owing to the
I parties seat me here; and the ok
ty gent, be says-lematwua he don't lse
or to know exactely what he's myla' hall
his time-lhe y as you're a gain' Sc
. marry hi aughter and pay up square
t I si t gai' to be gammoued as
more, a if mo be, sr, of enea I have
- your word as well as his'a"
1e I waited for no more. "Graelous
b alive!" I exclaimed "are you all idot
or lunatics, or what? Groa me my
a senses to get clear of this! Here, take
the nrt-takea week-take a montL
- over for the notie-only let me be.
gone." Andal hingi theb moey on the
Cltable. I rushed to collect my traps,
if thrusting the things into beg and port.
it mantean a if for life or death, and nev
- r pausing till I strode forth -minus
two pair of boots. an umbrells ana
r cigar case, left behind in the hurry -
a in search of the irst friendly cab whlie
should bear me far from the region of
e Peckover street to any denation un
Sdr the sou, rather than cmatign m:r in
* lfture to the tender mereies of a "Meek
* Family."-Home Chimes.
The Clyde ship-building report feo
' September, juslt publihed, shows that
a there have been launched twenty-flve
Svessnels of :17,012 tons, which in 5,JiKI
a tons over the correspondnlg month last
year; lunt, taking the three-quarters of
the year, a decline of 4o.,tNI to 70,001
in shown, omlpared with It413. At the
, English ports the figures show a cor
r responding failing off.
During the civil war the bounties
were in some instances as high as $1,K0(
Sper recruit. In the war of 114l2 boon
ties were found to be indispensable iti
- reriting; each recruit in 414. re
ceived a bounty of $124. "In fact,"
Smays an eminent authoritr. "after the
n subsidence of the first burst of letri
Sotinsm it lha generally been found nec
emeary to appeal to mer.enary motives
in soliciting recruits. The only nlti
mnatnm is concrilption, which, while les
expensive, is more nnlpopular, anl,
Sfurnisnies unwilling recruits instead of
California ouglht to make a good deal
* of money out of her wine plantations ii
the ravages canred by the 1,hylloxer
are going to continue in Eng and. nay.
I the New York l4nn. The reduction of
value of the wine-growing districts ol
11alga in entimutedl at $1,24,MtN). Itn
Portugal the disease is so bad that a
snlspension of the praolnction of wine is
fearedl. It amoul,nted in former years to
[over L$2,ft)I,aN10. In France the ttal
the semate that France had lost as dn hil
S thebo pShlloxer o ty. t,.e .mt ,f
[ the German idemnity, and this wasu i,
i The t de old stone building in Kings
ton N. Y. known as the" enate House,
is again offered for sale by suction. This
is now the oldest public nuil ling in tmh
United States, o far an known, having
heen erectcdl in 1im7. The interior was
rnmmed out by the British in Octolwr
S1777, when kingstnm wa Imurned. In
that same year tihe first Senate of New
York State held its first Measions in thim
hbuilding. adopting the original Statse
Constitution there. Tile structure war
relmilt andl wrn-upliel by hl eneral Arru
strong, who wis war necretary unllller
SWaningtoe. He residel there until
1804. The old house has sheltered
many of tihe old statenmen and military
heroes of thse - early days of the repuIml
lic. The old walls are to-day as firm
San ever, defying th, mason's hammet
and chisel as they did the British torch.
Tihe Lonlon Lummmer Trade Jourmnal
astates that a new methol of tree-felling
by dynamite has been snc'esafully in
trodumeel. A cartridge of tie exlsosive
sntmltance in Ilaced in a chlannel ir Ir*
directly undmer the tree to ibe oplratwi
upon, and when expholed the tree iy
simply forced nil bodily and falls intact
on its side. If this *vystm works as
well as it is representel to dlo, and thl,
tree is not fracturel by the force of the
explosion, a large proomrtion of valuma
ble wood at the base of the trunk csan I,,
utilized which is now lost.
The number of dwelling houes in
Paris is 90,100. The eres of the whole
city is 25 square miles, and the poimlla
tion over 2,000,0t)O. A recent measure
of the Conseil d'Etat ordains that hence
forward no flats shall be less tluan eight
feet high; that in streets 25 feet wids )
the height of the Isoncme mast not ex
eoed 40 feet; in streets between 25 ansi
32 feet wide the height must not e-xceed
)50 feet; in streets Ietween :2 and t'l
feet wide the heighmstmust not exceed 66
feet; in streets above 6.i feet wide the
height must not exceed lSe feet, and no
muilding u are to have more than sever
stnries, all inelnuded.
The famous Phillips well near Butler,
Pa., is sail to be the most plhenomne
sal ever discovered in the oil regions.
It ha proluced 1(100 mrrela an hour.
[ and during the last five weeks no is-.
Sthan 15,000 mharrela have flowed from it.
SThonugh surrounded by rivarl shlafts sunki
to tap the snpply,none havO aplroa-lhed
it in almndlace--even the Jolmson, the
most promisimng of the nlumtwllmr, l.agging
r 'far iwsiindl. The oil from the l'hlillip
flows from anl almost l.rfecLt 1whhh
saindl, at a depth of I ;77 feetm. nlra,,e
:nsul.,rs o, levq, visit the well, w, hich
I flows with the regularity of clehwkwssrk.
' the oil gushing ort at intervals of mninme
mintlte and a half, the flow lasting
"I anout four minute.s.