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DEATON, OHIO, THURSBlYyJVIY
2 4 ; j-oc i WHOLE TOMBER 219.
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Haton. Weekly.. &
Life. BY ELLA WHEELER.
Air-iniiat wilinf in-mmelew fear? ' :-J :' ;
- A shadow, perchance, in the auiet room, .
9rthe ham of an insect flying near,
7 Or the creeoh-wl' ry, in the outer (loom.
A little child on the Bon checked floor,
A broken toy, and a tear stained face.
A ronnE life clouded, ayounar heart sore; -And
the great olock, tune, ticks on apace.
A maiden weeping in bitter pain,
A blighted faith and a fond hope slain.
A shattered trust and a broken row,
A matron folding a baby's shoe.
The hot tears gather, and fall at will
On the knotted ribbon of white and blue.
For the foot that wore it U oold and still.
. . ,,) 1
. - An aged woman upon her bed.
Worn, and wearied, and poor and 0I1I.L1 t-jin
Longing to rest with the happy dead,, , ,
And thus the story of life is told. ' t'i
Where is the season of careless glee T
. . Where is the moment that holds no pain T
fife has its cresses from infancy ' '- '
.Pown to the grave; and its hopes are Tain.:'
"SHE HAS OUTLIVED HER USEFULNESS."
; " Not long iinoe a good-looking man in
""-tniddle Ufa came to our door asking for
H th minister. '"When informed that
he'was.jcnat" of town he seemed disap
pointed nd anxious. On being ques
tioned as to his business, he replied, "I
have lost ray mother, and as this place
- used to be her home, and as my father
''Jies 'here, we have come to lay her be
Our heart rose in sympathy, and
we said, " You" have met with a great
." Te ye9" replied the strong man,
.itb?tpnier hesitancy; a ;mother is a
- 'Jgieat -iosa in-general; but 'our mother
. j,Vkad,' ptituyed ;1ier useftilnesa. She was
iu ker teoond childhood, and her .rnirjd
as")Wrtru;weak as her body, so that
- -tBheV waaiooomfort to herself and was a
'Mrtwiftri nvArvhiulT. . TTiAr ' vam
wawen 01, .us. sons ana aangaiere ; n as
' I'.'wwW ot ndi any one who" would
V'lTajdilier, we ' "agreed . -to keep ; lier
among us a year about.. Bat -r-'irave
Lad -more than my share of her,' for "she
was too feeble to be moved about when
my time was out, and that' was more
than three months before h'er death.
i 'i But then she was a good mother in.her
day, and toiled very hard to bring us
,..".( t Without looking at the face of the
V., heartless man we directed him to the
house of a neighboring pastor and re
turned to the nursery. We gazed on
'.the, merry little -faces which smiled or
grew sad in imitation of t ours ; those
little ones to whose ear no word in our
language is half so sweet as " mother,"
and we wondered if -that day could ever
come when they would say of us, " She
- - Jus'- outlived her usefqlaonn inhe -is no
... comfort totftierseir and'a burden to
.wlwl.,A Ufki1ri wTiorrl r.atr.A.
...ifofe such a dayouid dawn we- might
fore "such a davwwrld dawrt we- n-ightRf:,
,j le taken to oret.',Tlodforbid.'.that
shouW-wutlive the love of our chil
."" ' lxeii I Rather ,let us die While our
lt bearteare part; of their -own. that our
'.Jra-re tnay b- watered with their rtears
rj sand,6Ur, loJinkti jfrth iifiirfchopes of
-heaven. ? iiVi ts '-.'., '.".'.,'
When'the bell tolled W tti'mother's
burial we went to the sanctuary to
pay our only "token of respect to
the aged -stranger :.for: we felt that we
jpould ive her memory a tear, even
". Vhough- her owik-hildren had Jpine to
" She was a eood another in- her dav.
Tnd toiled hard to bring us all up-she
was no comfort to herself and, a burden
to - everybody else P' These cruel,
heartless words rung in our ears as we
'Jsaw the coffin borne up the aisle. The
..,,ibell tolled long and loud, until its iron
r. 'i tongue had chronicled the years of the
.toil-worn mother. ' One two--three
- -four five. -. How clearly 'at)d' almost
""merrilyaeh - stroke, told t of i-her once
a i peaceful luraber" in her mother's bo
som, and of her seat at nightfall on her
weary father's "knees. Six seven
.feight ninot-tenr rngoOit the tale
,,apf her..sports upon the greensward, in
- rihe meadow- an ' beside '"'-the brook.
'."ileven twelve thirteen fourteen
"ipoke more gravely 'of schboMays and
househltoys ."-and -..cares.- Six-
i teerr- seyetiteene!ghten sounded
.o.-ou hB enrapUire-d visions of maiden
hood and the dream of early love.
Nineteen, brought before us the happy
-3 c bride. ' Twenty, spoke : of the young
I-.-mother, whose heart was. full to. burst
t jng with the new strong love which God
v".''iad awakened in her bosom. And then
stroke after stroke told of her early wo
.manhood of the loves, and cares, and
' hopes, and fears, and toils through
-which she passed during these lonz
-. . years, till atty rang out harsh and loud.
m ' -From thai to sixty,, each stroke told of
Dthe warnvbearted, mother and grand
er mother,-living, over again her own joys
,,'V and sorrows in those of her children and
Every family of all the group wanted
grandmother then, and the only strife
.- - was who should , secure the prize; but,
; - nark, the bell tolls onl Seventy sev-enty-one
two three four. She be
gins to grow feeble, requires some care,
is not always perfectly patient or satis
fied ; she goes from one child's house to
dnother, so that no one place seems like
f home. She murmurs in plaintive tones,
and after all her toil and weariness, it is
hard she cannot be allowed a home to
. -die in ; that she must be sent rather than
'. invited from house to house. "Eighty
, . eighty-oaetwo three tour. - Ah, she
, . as, now a second child now "she has
- .-, outUved -4ar.-U8efulnes8 ; she lias now
ceased to be a comfort to herself or any-
txxiy ;" that is, she has ceased to be pro
fitable to, her earth-craving and money
Now sounds out, reverberating through
. our lovely forest, and echoing back from
our "hill of the dead,"- eighty-nine 1
There she hes now in the coffin, cold
and still she makes 'no trouble now,
demands no love, no soft words no ten
der little offices. A look of patient en
durancewe fancied also
of grief for unrequited- love -sat on her
-. - marble, features., ...Her, children were
- " uci Qiaa in weeds or. woe, and m
irony we remembered the strong man's
words, " She was a g6dd mother in her
- - day."" ...
When the ""bell ceased "tolling the
strange minister rose in the pulpit. His
form was very erect, and his voice
strong, but his hair was silvery white.
He read several passages of Scripture
expressive of God's compassion to feeble
man, and especially of his tenderness
when gray hairs are on him,' and his
strength faileth. He then made some'
touching remarks on human frailty,
and of dependence on God, urging all
present to make their peace . with their
Master while in health, that they might
claim His promises when heart and
flesh failed them. "Then," he said,
" the eternal God shall be thy refuge,
and beneath thee shall be the everlast
ing arms." Leaning over the deskand
gazing intently on- the-ooffined form be
fore: him,, be then said . reverently,
" From a little child I have honored the
aged ; but never till gray hairs covered
my own head, did I know truly how
much love and sympathy this class have
a right to demand of their fellow, crea
tures. Now 1 feel it. . Our mother," he
added most tenderly, "who now lies in
death before us, was a stranger .to me,
as are all of these her descendants. All
I know ot .her is what, her son has told
me to-day that she was brought to this
town frm afar, sixty-nine years ago, a
happy bride that here she has passed
most of her life, toiling, as only mothers
ever have strength to toil, until she had
reared a .large family of sons and
daughters that she left her home here
clad in the weeds of widowhood, to
dwell among her children ; and that till
health and strength left her. God for
bid that conscience should accuse any
of you of ingratitude or murmuring on
account of the care she had been to you
u When you go back to your homes,
be careful of your example before your
own children : for the fruit of your own
doing you will surely reap from them
when you yourselves totter on the brink
of the grave. . I entreat. you as a friend,
as .onewho has kbirjQfelfj entered the
evening of life, that you may "never say
in the presence of your families nor of
heaven:-' 'Our mother had out-lived
her usefulness she was a burden to
us. Never, never; a mother -cannot
live so-- long as- that I No ; . when. she
can no longer.'labor-. for her-children
nor yet care for herself) she can fall
like s precious weight' on their bosoms,
and call forth by- her- helplessness all
the noble,' -generous; feelings of . their
natures." :-, s -'.. '
Adieu, then, poor rtoil-worn mother ;
there are no more days of pain for thee.
Undying vigor and everhtsting useful
ness are part of the . inheritance of the
redeemed.'-."- -, c.i- -r-r.
"The Fellow that Looks Like Me."
wac ihey aTsagoTon"tnrcl
r-:Mm. Qrrnnell lii-es wt-Newark Ohio.
She once had ai Jjuibandi Jtrtfrinnell,
don't reside at Newark much. Joe is
easily satisfied, and is of a -changeful
disposition; consequently he ""-weakened"
on Mrs. Joe in three weeks after
marriage.- - But '"Mrs: - Joe ' proposed-to
nave a husband, and started three
Mcemen on mr. ..Joe's track. While on
the'New Jersey Central railroad, in front
of a locomotive,, On the locomotive was
Thomas Palmer called Tom for short.
At sight of Tom these gallant guardians
made a rush for- him. ..One of ;them
seized, Mr. Palmer, accompanying the
movement with the .exclamation, " Joe,
I want you." ,. As Tom . was not accus
tomed to being handled' . so ' roughly he
mildly -'protested,; and furthermore in
formed the tr&'that thev had evidently
mistaken their man. ' " No we havn't,4!
chimed in the . largest of the party,
" you're just the ' bird we want ; come
along with us, or there will be trouble
in the campl" " The loud talk of the offi
cer and the protestations of Palmer at
tracted to the spot the brakemen of the
train, the conductor, and . numbers of
the passengers. - : 7
As" the time for the departure of the
train had arrived, the conductor mildly
expostulated with" the officers', and ms
formed them that they 'were-' entirely
mistaken in regard to Palmer. His name
was not " Joe," -nor had he ever been
guilty of ' a ' mean action; " Besides,"
said the conductor, "I cannot spare him;"
here is my tram ready to go, and how
can the engineer possibly get along
without -a- fireman? If you persist in
arresting him, come to Jersey City and
do so he will not run away." This ex
asperated the officers, who seemed per
fectly blind to justice,' and they pulled
Palmer from the car and started up the
street, cursing, an officer on each side of
the prisoner and one in the rear. The
railroad men grew maddened at this
outrage and pistols were drawn, and a
rescue would have been attempted had
not several influential gentlemen inter
fered who witnessed the 9cene. Palmer
pulled .and . hauledr .And - - fairly
dragged through "the streets, and finally
brought to standstill in front of a cot
tage tour or hve bloc.es from the depot.
One of the officers stepped to the door
and knocked, an elderly female opened
the door and the four entered.
Palmer had faced death on the rail,
had met the foe on the field of battle
but this strange , and startling denou
ment was utterly beyond his compre
hension, and for once in his life his
teeth began to chatter. The gas was lit
bv the bame female, and then for the
first time after they. had. entered the
room, the silence -was broken by the
large officer, who said : "Madame, we
have got your truant- husband." This
was a stunner for poor' Tom. " My God,
gentlemen, what does all this mean '
he said ; " I am as innocent as a babe. 1
assure you ' there has been a great mis
take, or else there has been a plot laid
to ruin me." Turning to the woman : do
1 resemble your husband 7" At this the
woman, after eagerly scanning his face,
answered in the negative, and the pris
oner was at once released, and he ran to
the, depot, where he found the train still
standing, and an excited crowd talking
over the outrage. He resumed his usu
al station, and the train arrived at Jer
sey Citv an hour behind time. Here
Tom found out what the trouble was,
and started for his home whistling the
tune. " The fellow that looks like me."
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Who. when his brother asks for bread
would give him a serpent? - Yet how of
ten when the' sick ask for medicine,
thev receive Doisonv Mercury, iodine,
strychnine and pruesic 'acid, are : pre
scribed dailv. and : the larger the dosa
the more heroic the practice I Shun all
deadly minerals,, and, concentrated
vegetable poisons. Let Dr." Walker's
Vinboar Bitters be the first resort of
all who sutler from general debility,
indigestion, constipation, biliousness,
intermittent fever or rheumatism. They
will need no other medicine.
The British Census Returns.
" Thirty-two thousand men began on
the 3d instant to take the census re
turns ot Great Britain. ' An interesting
circular ' from -the Registrar General
concerning this enumeration,-contains
the following : - s-. ,
The first census was taken - under Mr.
Pitts"-' Administration in 1801. i It was
the year of the Union with . Ireland ; a
year of famine, and a year of sanguina
ry war with France,' having the North
ern Confederacy for its allies. England
in 1871 will take her. census in peace.
The population of Great Britain was es
timated at 7,392,000 in 1751. . r Manufac
tures and the large towns increased, but
emigration was commencing, and some
country villages were deserted in the
last half -of the oentury. ,.Dr. Price
contended that there .was an absolute
decay of the population. -.- This gave
rise to a protracted controversy which,
in the critical state of the' country, it
was important to clear .up. - The popu
lation of Great Britain was hence enu
merated - in 1801, and amounted to
10,834,623, which with that of Ireland,
made abov 16,000,000.. .This waa a tri
umphant reply to the doubts of those
who despaired of their country. Not
withstanding"', the" war,' the population
increased, as the. census showed,, at the
rate of two or three millions every ten
years until 1841. Then Immense emigrations-
took- place y there-- was a de
populating , famine in Ireland, .which
had an imperfect Poor Law, and cholera
was epidemic; yet the population--of
Great Britain increased, and although
the population of Ireland fell off, the
enumerated people of the United Kiag
dom, including the islands in- the British
Seas,, amounted to 27,724,849 in 1851,
and t6 29,321,288 in .1861.' Since those
dates there have been" great ' emigra
tions but the marriages have increased,
the1 births have exceeded the deaths,
and the mortality of the' towns : have
been diminished by sanitary measures.
What Vaccination has Done to Check
the Scourge of Small-Pox.
"It is 'well known fact that when per
sons have once had the small-pox they,
seldom or never take it again, and that
the disease- known as -cow-pox is modi
fied form of small-pox, and -that persons
who' have had this modified form of
small-pox are as little liable to take -the
disease as those who have had the
small-pox itself. This was the great
discovery of Jenner. and the discovery
of,;jaqcination- haa more -tTiftn realized J
iue nopes oi its discoverer ana am
friends. Where vaccination has beeri'
creiedoat with energy fand eommunl
ties by wise laws or individual action
have sees- that every child- js dulyvac-
cinated-Jhere small porf has not Spread
ti 1 , i , : , : : 'j -
it appeals cnafwnere SQmmunies are
all properly vaccinated, there, even; if
isolated case of small-pox does occur.
it has no- pabulum to . feed on,"Tlnd" It
does not spread. It is only when the
small-pox contagion is communicated to
unvacciiilted persons that the disease is
set up, and has sufficient vitality to
spread ' through ; a community;' Forty
five millions of persons died in- Europe
from small-pox in the oentury ; preced
ing the introduction of vaccination,
while it is calculated that it has not
killed more, than two millions, of per
inJippBince; eJroductipn of
vaccination. In London, during the
last, century, one death in every four
te;Trwas due to; small-pox. Up' to the
present time in this century not more
than one-fiftieth of the persons who
have died in London have died of this
disease. Greater differences than even
these have been observed in some of
the cities and towns of the Continent of
Europe. At JTrieste the deaths from
small-pox tare fceen Jseveiity-five limes
less than before vaccination ;' in"Ma,ra
via, twenty-one times less : in Silesia,
twenty-nine times less ; in Westphalia,
twenty -five times less i and .in Berlin,
nineteen times less.'
Shall Women Speak in Meeting?
This is one of the 'questions' continu
ally agitated, never settled, and talk
about it calls to the mind of the Inde
pendent an incident which took place in
the lecture room ot an eminent .Baptist
minister of New England, whose repu
tation for conservatism is in all the
churches.-.. At the weekly prayer meet
ing a good, woman present, who did not
happerr4o know that it was not the cus
tom for women to open their mouths in
that lecture room, knelt down and lifted
up. hervoice in a fervant and touching
Detiuon .lhe breath or a warmer clime
filled the room where they "were Bitting
the ice of the meeting was thawed, and
the courtly doctor himself, whose opin
ions were well Known tou be quite ad
verse to' such practices-, was -on his feet
in a moment atter the prayer had
closed. " I am sure, my friends," he
said, " that we have all been greatly de
lighted and prohted by what we have
heard. It is . true that St. Paul says
something about its being a shame for a
woman to speak in ' the church ; but
Paul has no reference to anything of
this sort. What Paul referred to was
this : Paul was speaking of Paul meant
the fact is, brethren and sisters.
don't know what Paul did mean." That
was the last time Paul was ever quoted
on this subject in that lecture. Several
of the brethren who lately spoke in a
conference in Brooklyn confessed that
they had strong prejudices against the
practice : but that these prejudices had
always yielded , when the experiment of
allowing women to speaK had had a lair
trial. A prejudice that dissolves- in
tears at the sound of a woman's voice in
prayer, is hardly worth cultivating.
1 -; - " '
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A Dirtt' Fling. A preacher at a
camp-meeting in the. West delivered a
discourse which chiefly turned upon the
affectionate regard of Naaman for the
land where he was cleansed from his
leprosy. ; Alluding to Naaman's request
to be permitted to take two mule-loads
of the earth back to his own country,
of course he applied to his own conver
sion. ' Warming to his subject, he re
marked that if he could go back to Old
England ' he could point .out the spot
where he knelt when he was converted.
"And," said he," "I often feel like
Naaman , If I could get two pints of
thattirrt I would not give it for all that
I have eaten at the boarding-tent since
I came upon this ground."
'Bluebird's 'Tis said the little birds
feel blue, because their bills are over
Mr. Darwin's Experience with Monkeys
In "The Descent of Man," Mr. Dar
win gives this account of some of his
Brehm gives a curious account of the
instinctive dread which his monkeys
exhibited towards snakes but their
curiosity was so great that' they could
not desist from occasionally ' satiating
their horror in a most ', human fashion,
by lifting up the lid of the box in which
the snakes were kept. I was so much
surprised at his aeoount that I took a
stuffed and ooiled-up- snake into the
monkey house , at the . Zoological Gar
dens, and the excitement thus caused
was one of the most curious spectacles
which I ever beheld. , Three species, of
Cercopithecus, were the, most, alarmed ;
they dashed about their cages and ut
tered sharp signal cries of dangerywhich
war Understood hy IfLie t nonkeys" and
one' old -Anubis baboon alone took no
notice of -the snake. I then placed the
stuffed specimen on the ground in one
of the . larger compartments. After a
time all the monkeys collected around
it in- a large circle, and staring intently,
presented a most ludicrous appearance.
They became -extremely nervous: so
that when a wooden ball, with which
they were familiar as a plaything, was
accidentally moved in the straw, under
which it was partly hidden, they all in
stantly started away. These monkeys
behaved . very , different . when a dead
fish, a mouse,: and some dtiieri new ob
ject was. placed in their cages ; for
though at first frightened, they soon
approached, handled, and examined
them, - 1 then placed a live snake in a
paper bag, with the - mouth loosely
closed, ;ro one of the large compart
ments. ---One of the monkey 8 imme
diately approached, cautiously opened
the bag a little, peeped in and instantly
dashed away. Then 1 witnessed what
Brehm had described, for monkey .after
monkey, with head raised high and
turned- on nan 3Mde; ijoordd . not jresist
taking momentary peeps 'into the up
right bag, tit the dreadful object. lying
quiet' at the -bottoms It -would -al-,
most appear as if monkeys had some
notion of zoological affinities, for those
kept by Urehm -exhibited a strange,
though mistaken, instinctive dread of
innocent lisardr; and- Jfrogg. An prang,
also, has been known to be much
alarmed at the sight of a Hurtle.
' ' '
Tale of a Handkerchief.
There is one touching incident in the
life of William .Wirt. "-In.s fiis':youiger
days he was . victim to the passion fot
intoxicating drinks which ; seems par
ticularly the., bane of our , profession.
Affianced to a beautiful 'and' accom
plished young woman, he had made and
.broken . repeated pledges, of amend
ment, and she, after. -patiently and
kindly enduring his disgraceful habit.
had at length dismissed him, deeming
hint ureorriffble.-,' lheu-nn -meeting,
after his dismissal, - was in a public
street in the city of Richmond. Wil
liam Wirt lay drunk and asleep, on the
sidewalk, on a ! hot summer day, the
rays of the ' sun pouring down on his
uncovered head, and the flies crawling
over his swollen features.
As the young lady approached in her
walk, her attention was attracted by the
spectacle, strange to her eyes, but alas 1
so common to others who knew the vic
tim, as to attract little remark. : She
did not at first recognize the sleeper,
and was about to hasten on, when she
was led by one of those impulses which
form the turning points in human life,
to scrutinize his teatures. What was
her emotions' when she recognized in
him her discarded lover 1 She drew
forth her handkerchief and carefully
spread it over his face, and hurried
away. When Wirt pame to himself he
found the handkerchief, and in- 'one
corner the initials of the beloved hamfe.
With a hoarjt .almost breaking with grief
and remorse, he made a new vow of
reformation. He kept that vow and
married the owner of that handker
chief. - - -
The Hindoo Suttee—A New Explanation.
It has been generally believed that by
the act of suttee Hindoo wives declare
their undying attachment to their hus
bands, but Dr. Chever, in his recent
work on Indian Medical Jurisprudence,
traces the custom to a very different
origin. He brings forward authorities
to show that the crahmma themselves
invented the law as a means of self pro
tection against their wives. Before its
introduction the wives were in the habit
of avenging themselves on their hus
bands for neglect and cruelty by mixing
poison with their food, and at last things
came to such a height that the least
matrimonial quarrel resulted in the hus
band's death. An easier remedy for the
evil might have been found in permit
ting the wife to eat out of the same dish
as the husband, but this would involve
too wide a departure from the customs
of society ; and it must be admitted that
there is a peculiar refinement of cruelty
in the expedient adopted which would
commend itself to the Asiatic mind. Of
late years the law of suttee has been
occasionally set at defiance, but the wid
ow cannot altogether escape the conse
quence of her husband's death. His
family degrade her, and put her to the
most menial duties in the house.
A Baptist Church With a Private Box
Hunter's Point is a suburb of New
York, familiar to all who approach that
city by the way ot the- .bast river. It
now receives new notice by reason of a
unique Baptist' church which has there
been erected": largely throu gh the efforts
of Mrs. Horace Waters. There are two
main galleries in the ..church, and ad
joining one of them is a small inclosed
gallery, very much like a private box at
a theatre, which is intended for the ac
commodation of the friends of parties
who are to be baptized. The baptistry,
of which this " box" commands a fine
view, of course, , is described as the
characteristic feature of the church, be
ing of pure white marble, and one of the
finest in the country. 'It is m the rear
of the pulpit platform, above which its''
glistening front rises eighteen inches.
The wall around ' is ' wainscoted with
marble, and stairs of the same material
lead to dressing-rooms beyond. .- The
interior walls of- the church, as well as
the- arching timbers of . the roof, are
painted white, with red traceries, and
the ceiling is a light lavender color.
The weather in England is favorable
to the growing crops.
Thb steamer City of Brussels I mad
the run from Queenstown to New York
in 8 days and 17 hours. , , ..
The New York ladies are wanting
paniers larger than ever. , They do say
that they find newspapers a good sub
stitute for the steel tsprings. "-'
The newest f bonnet ' is .called th'
Congress." Fashionable ' milliner8
say a new style now comes out -every
two hours. i..
A Boston naner mentions an individ
ual there who clasps his hands so fer
vently in prayer that he oan't get them
open when the contribution box is
passed round.- '
LlvHN-DER kids, ten-cent paper cuffs,
eye-glasses and paste diamonds are con-.
eidored quite the the ibinq at the opera
house now.. jC?.
Durixci last month nearly, 250 .oar
. . . . .
riages were; shipped j Irom AmesDury,
Mass., and it is estimated that 10,000
will be constructed this year, and that
the pay of the. workmen will be fully
$500,000.. ... "iti .- ,y .
Ths last scientific sounding experi
ments in the Atlantic show an upper
stratum of warm water, 700 to 800 fath-
-i ' - , , - a t j .
oms deep, moving normwara, ana. in
entire deeper stratum below, of almost
icy coldness, moving southward from
the Arctic basin. ,. . ..
Some ingenious . miscreant has con
trived a method of transporting that
most diabolical of all beverages, pulque
the national liquor of Mexico -with
out exciting fermentation ; and there- is
a probability that the infernal stuff will
soon find its way . into the American
market, and down American throats. A
gallon of it will 'eat up an' ordinary
demijohn ta a weeK.
Miss Cozins is credited with the fol
lowing chemical illustration of marriage:
" A molecule of oxygen roaming lonely
through space, seekingrfor its mate, but
finding none, when of a sudden in some
hideous nook it -discovers a molecule of
hydrogen, when lo 1 there is a rush, an
embrace, and there is neither any more
oxygen nor hydrogen, but a diamond
drop of dew reposing on the bosom of
the lily." , :
Ths Sioux City Journal says : " We
were yesterday shown a specimen ot
fine, clear syrup,' made by Miss Ella
BeJlowsfield, last March, in- the valley
of .Bock River,- in Sioux county, from
the- sap gathered in the usual manner
irom trees oi the sott maple variety.
This is the first sample of the kind we
have ever seen. It is represented to us
that-the -quantity is. only limited by the
number; of, trees, and that the yield is
sufficiently large .to make the manu
facture of the1 syrup an important
branch of . industry- during the sugar
The Petroleum Regions—Their Present
"The ' Titusville
Herald: sums up the
condition - of ths
petroleum ; region at
the end of March. .-The production of
oil during the month of March shows
an average daily decline for the month
of nearly 900 barrels, 'or 13,531 barrels
per ? day 'against 14,381 in the month
preceding, and a total yield for 'March,
of. 419,468 barrels. With a few excep
tions there was a steady decline in the
production if '"ne'arly every tract in thb
region, which though not large- in any
single ; locality, aggregated the amount
mentioned . throughout the producing
districts. "The largest increase for the
month occurred in the' vicinity" of Pit-
hole, and at this point did not exceed
70-barrels per day. -In , the .vicinity of
Kousevule several farms : show a slight
increase, but-this was counteracted bv
the falling off On other tracts in that vW
cinity?, Which was Lgreater. in: theJ aggre
gate than the ., increase.; A large num
ber of farms show no change in the pro
duction,' while others'yary 'so little .as
not to require-mention. . n
- - At Parker s; .Landing the number f
drilling welis-vJncreased considerably
during the month, and developments
ar.e progressing in a Westerly and South
westerly direction, while the completion
of several good paying wells in the vi
cinity 'of - Bear . Creek has, kept up the
production in this -district, , and shows
the Limits of .this territory are far from
being defined as yet.' and from the de
velopments in progress, there' is reason
to believe that this will be one of the
most important oil fields for months to.
come, and . the production in all proba
bility maintained at its present figures
throughout the coming summer.-
The shipments of petroleum by .rail
And river, during March, exceeded those
of February by about forty-one thousand
barrels. Following is a , recapitulation
oi the shipments :
To '."" :-. BbU.
New Vork........ .....10,S8
r iinauoipiii ,.. .
Other points . . 19.US8
' Cvriositibs or Color. An English
magazine writer, writing of colors and
their durability in reference to dress,
gives some interesting particulars of the
infinite diversity ot shades. - Although
2,000 different shades of color can be
dyed at present, this number gives but
a faint idea of the effects that might be
produced by a oontinuallv varying ad
mixture of one hue with another. - Sax
blue counts from 20 to 24 shades pro
duced by manufacturers in printed cot
tons, linen, and silks, and a still greater
variety could be furnished if demanded
In royal blue, there are this season from
24 to 28 varieties in the light middle
shades. Scarlet has from 30 to 40
shades : crimson, the same number,
Yellow has from 40 to 50 shades. The
writer adds :' " Scarlet, so rarely seen
in ladies' dresses, may be termed the
emperor of colors, and is very beautiful
in its light middle, and rich and daz
zling in its middle shades, and in cer
tain combinations looks elegant in con
nection with a silver-gray or an olive."
Decidedly the best remedy that has
ever been discovered for rheumatism
swoolen or stiff joints, flesh wounds.
sprains, bruises, cuts, .and burns, is
Johnson's Anodyne 'Liniment. We use it,
and always recommend it to our friends,
Ir yocr house is mortgaged, insure
your life in The Mutual Life of Chicago
for a sufficient amount to cover the
- 'P4CH TREES-were In -.blossornin'Eng-'
land on the 25th of March. " -'
.. Swedish brandy is flavored with red
ants. i 1
, Sebastopol is now being Tornfied'by'
the Russian Government 'on"a 'gigantic
scale. ' Thus" vanishes' the lastweatige"Of
the Crimean war.-- sit y,1(
; - Thb world- moves j, one hundred and
forty-nine books were publishedf .last
year in Constantinople. -
One of the high1 officials of Japan is
the Lord of the. Forty-five Umbrellas,
and another the Supreme Controller of
the Golden Poodles. ; .. '.
Thb fortress of Bitche has not yet
surrendered-, notwithstanding reports to
the contrary,, and the French, flag , still
floaty over it. . ' j ' , t '
s. Possok.du Tsrb&il, the most. popular
i , a- ,r. -c . -i
auu pruuuuufs novelist, in r ranee unuer
the Second Empire, who died-1 suddenly
at Bordeaux after' his return from Ger
many, left . the: manuscripts of sixteen
unpublished novels. . . -
Thb house' of Emile Erckmann, the
novelist, at Phalsburg,.was almost en
tirely destroyed by the bombardment of
the fortress, it is stated, and his loss' is
set down at $40,000. He is reported to
bo in; grea:-grief 'over- a number rot
favorite books, pictures, and articles of
bijouterie; ' - '
THiopnuE , Gautieb. jtha renowned
literary? animal-fancier, had at. ' the be
ginning of the siege of Paris 150 cats,
and at the Capitulation -discovered' that
his. feline stock: had been reduced to'
nine, owing to the roving habits, which
made them a prey to the hungrv popu
lation. Even of the nine,' four-had
their tails shot away. Gautier is sorely
troubled over ' his losses, as his love of
cats, he ays, passes Jtha love of t women.
Saudxl-wood Was formerly obtained
by the-East .India Company in large
quantities from the Fejee Islands. . As
many as seven large Indiamen' have
been known to be lying at anchor in
one of the bays at once, waiting for oar-
goes ot the precious , wood. the trees
have been felled with such reckless im
providence, tfia" on the shores of this
same bay a -solitary sapling, planted by
a missionary," is now the only living
sandal-tree for many-milesround.
" in .
Love Through a Speaking Tube.
There is a story told of a young man
who got into trouble through his per
sistent folly in reading the newspapers 1
It seems that he saw an aeoount of how
loverar jLa Seville wben- tbyj are", for
bidden to visit their hearts" delight,
stand under the young ladies' windows
at -night, and i converse v with, them
through aiollow tin tube made in. sec
tions, so that it can' be shut1 together
like' a 1 spy-glass and used, as a oane.
This youth loved a damsel whose father.
regarded bis love's young dreams as an
. - r i , A .r-.fjw, .... f
interior- unu ui nigunnare ?wmci had
to be shaken off at. all ..hazards., .So he
refused to permit the dreamer to corns
to his house. .' Well, this infatuated one
went right down to a tinner aftdpro--cured
about ' forty! feet of tin' tubing,
which elosed up into the smallest possi
ble space. :t lhen he .used to go round
in. the evening, unreef his speaking
trumpet,' and run it np' to' the second,
story back window, where his angel
was, and roost out on -.the fence.-whis-
pering all kinds of sweet things along
through that forty feet of pipe. This
was ail very nice as lar as it went.- eat
one - evening the . eagle-eyed . old - man
came to the room door with a pitcher
full of hot water in his hand and! sent
his daughter off suddenly On an errand.
Then the' despicable old man called
down' "the pipe in ' a falsetto; -voice until
the - youth i had placed , bis .ear. against
it, and:; then i ? 1, There-, was , only
about - a quart of not water, but; it was
sufficient to make-one side-of the Voting
lover's face Resemble an:undeidoire te.nr;
derloin .steak; iv When; his fiyends ask
him what is the matter,, he says he has
been down in the country and has been
sunburned: but he is convinced that
Spanish customs take them as a whole
are abominable I -' - . " .
: ! -.. , .. . :
"Property is Robbery"—The Old and
New French Lesson.
A. letter, printed in large type, is rfrJb
Jisiieu in Lite uiuoai juunuu ui raiufj in.
which the writer-points out .the. equity
and possibility of compelling the own
ers of property in- Franco to bear exclu
sively the burden of meeting, the Ger
man indemnity, tie divides the popu
lation into hve classes, ranging Irom
extreme opulence to the lowest poverty,
and sets forth their possessions -in due
-'.-.,. T mi ... , .
arttnmeuca progression. . xnetotai va
lue Of the entire real and personal
property in t ranee he estimates at v(10
milliards. . in the possession ot the hrst
class, comprising 7,200,000 households,
and including workmen's clothes' and
tools, he reckons' 10 milliards, or 4uu
millions sterling. The second class, of
3,600,000 households, comprising work
men on their own account and laborers
with small possessions of land, is cred
ited with 20 milliards, or 800 millions
sterling. ' The third class, the smaller
shopkeepers and retail dealers, taken as
representing 1,800,000 tamiiies, with
total property of 40 milliards, or 1,600
millions sterling. ' The fourth class
the wholesale dealers and upper middle
classes are assumed to possess property
worth 80 milliards, or 3,200 millions
sterling ; while the fifth class, including
the great landowners and capitalists,
and comorising 460,000 families, is rep
resented as possessing property of the
aggregate value, of 160 milliards, or
6,400 millions sterling. " The writer
concludes from this statement that the
proper course to pursue is ' to impose a
tax . of 3 or I per cent, upon the for
tunes of the last-mentioned class, which
is comprised in great part of ' the organ
izers or the favorites of the Imperial
banditti: and by that means the amount
required to satisty German rapacity will
be easily raised. :
Daniel Webster once' penned the fol
lowing beautiful sentiments : - " If we
work upon marble, it will perish t if we
work upon brass, time will efface it : if
we rear temples, they will crumble to
the dust ;' if we work upon the tablets of
the human heart and imbue them with
principles, with the just fear of God
and love of our fellow men, we may en
grave upon these tables something
which will be brightened for all eternity.
r Went tot ersuirit-likataoe . ...
'3 la my beaatlful lady "s floriooi haa4-'
, '. Baekoninson, like amajjio wand.
To Love's own exqnutte&iirlaad
Upon tfhantaajfa solda auare,.
Veil'it; 0, never Teil,'.
,area wim uio aettcaie gioT,e i
' Tts-heaatiea unadorned id ut be, . I . i . -r
L saay study Hi T fal mistry, - ,
And ioits whiteaesaa embiem UJi'
"Of my ladfi heartot love, ,
. GtrniaHrith 1 rina .-f'!
L 'Twere to rild the sold frem natareaonat,
Man's image in plaoe oC Qod'a to print.
. . To bedeok ihoae angers fait, ,
Toe painted lily a nnes to tint,-
Red Hand. Humorous.
, ,Ths board of health -A plain diet.
. " ' f- J-'1 it;l j iv .
' What a the proper age. for, a .parson T
The parsonage, of course. ' ' . ; ' '" '
JVhik is an apple like tour" figures T
When it is given one for io ate 1,-4 2,-8).'---'
. --tii I O' fTuwLtfl
"or," said an HI-tempered old fellow
to a noisy lad,i ;u what, are you bclleim'
for when I am going by f . ' Humph,"
returned the boy, " what are you going
by for when I am hollerin'T"' i" ' ;'7
A. man lately made application ; Cor
insurance .on a building situated in a
village where there Was no fire -engine.
In. answer to the the question, -, ".What
are theacilities for extinguishing fires'.?"
he . wrote i ? It rains sometimes." ' , '
At a school at Newcastle the 'master
I asked a class 'of boys-1 (he meaning 'of
iu wora appetite.--" Alter a snort
pause, one little boy, said,- "1 know,, sir ;
when I'm- eatinV. I'm 'appy, and. when
I'm done I'm tight." " ' '
' A French uas took .W room in , Paris,
on condition that the landlady Would
rwake him up' every morning at eight
O'clock, and tell him the day frt the
Week, the state of the weather,, and. un
der what form jPf goyernmept he jyed.
- A London music firm repeitly, poll a
piano, and the buyer spohi afterward
wrote to thei dealers that'-he and"1 his
wife couldn't findUhe place tdTwirid it
up 5 and they wanted; to. be told at-onoe
how to make the-thing go. .Theywere
told to , leave , the instrument outside
their house for a night or twoi "
. ' On a certain occasion an .editor 'man
aged, ' by; a1' circumlocution - -of : words
peculiarly his own, to find a plaoe ; for
the couplets ' , . t ,i; ; j .;i
, ' " There is a divinity that shapes oof ends,
Kougk hew them how w wifl." ' -;.,
' ' The horo- of thte types was- juafc; em
erging from, a protracted and unusually
severe period, of imbibing, and like tha
immortal Burns, " saw', double."' The
manuscript was' placed in his hands, and
when the article appeared the quotation
readthus-i . j .,. , ;,;,.;.( .s
There is a divinity that thapea oas ends acon,
Uew them how we will." - J.
Burning for a Hundred Years.
-.The London. .$uu ae.y;7'One .of. the
most carious phenomena in collection
with the coal mining is exhibited at
Bank? Colliery? hear ' Eotherkam; the
property of Earl .EitewiUiam,. , .This, pit
caught fire one hundred years ago, and
the efforts of the workmen at that time
and subsequently; have been quite 'inef
fectual to extinguish it. A snort - time
ago it was ascertained . that- the-. flames
were, approaching' the. hottam-jof. the
shaft, and it was then resolved, if J possi
ble, -tO'Sta the 'progress; so: that they
might not extend to other parte ot the
workings. At length the superintendent
of the collieries, ' Mr. 'T; -Cooper, con
ceived -the idea of building' a .wall to
shut ir the fire, -well in order, jte, ascer-
tain the best site, lor wis wau, several
of the officials crept on their hands and
knees', through the dense stifling' smoke,
far as i possible into the workings.
Theirfforts were euccessful, and a wall
is now completed , pearly one, thousand
yards "in' length, "and varying' from
hirfe inches to five feet in"thifctfness. At
distances Varying frofiv-tbirW 0 h'ty
yards metsjl pipes havetbeennserted in
this, which-are securely plugged at tne
end, so that at any t time,'4 by1 reiiioving
the plugs, the:stae Of the-W&at the
other side,-and even the fire titaalf, can
be ascertained. So in tense is. the heat
arising from this fire that people bosses
sing gardens above the colliery declare
that the growth of plants 'is- materially
affected; and that they mre -enabled to
Wut ir two or threei crops.every ear." .
A Good Wife.
The following sentenbes - from Arch
bishop Seeker's -. Weddin g i Bing, are
worth reading twice : -
, liast thou a solt heart 7 itisotuod s
breaking. ' Hast thou a sweet wife T
She is of God's making., The Hebrews
have a saying, He is pot a man who
hath, not a .woman.?' . Though man
alone may ' be good,, yet it is not good
that man should be alone. tvery
good gift and every perfect gift. is from
above." A; wife, though she, be not a
perfeot gift, is a good gift, a beam darted
from the sun of mercy. - How happy are
those marriages" where Uhnst is at the
wedding. Let none but those who have
round vavor in uod a eyes bud lavor in
yours.-- Husbands should spread a man
tle of charity over their wive's( infirmi
ties.' Do not put outthe'eandle because
of the snuff. Husbands and wives
should provoker one another to love :
and they should love one -another not
withstanding provocations ' The tree of
love should grow up in tnemiaat ot the
family as the tree of life grew lathe gar
den of Eden. Good servants) are a great
blessing : good children a- greater bless
ing ; but - a ' good wife,' is the greatest
blessing ; and such a help let him seek:
for that lacks one ; i let him sigh that
has lost one ; let him delight; in that en
joys one. . - ' It,...:.:
. The balmy zephyrs and moist atmos
phere of. ihe . past two diurnal periods
have gently dissipated . the crystallized
liquid formations ' which have of late
rendered locomotion hazardous in our
thoroughfares. . That's the short Boston
style of saying the mud is drying up.
The Little Corporal for May is an
excellent number, full of pleasing and in
structive reading matter for boya and girla,
and older people who1 have young hearts.
Terms, $1.50 a year.-, Send stamp lor speci
men number and Premium List to John X.
Miller, Publiaher, Chicago, 111.
- We should nofc hesitate to recemmend
to any friend of ours, Parson? -Purgative
Pillt; they are scientifically prepared
and are adapted to all the purposes of a
good purgative medicine.