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VOL. VI.-NO. 38. . EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1873. WHOEL NUMBER 324.
THE NEWSBOY'S DEBT.
Sir, If you ptcme, my brother Jim '
The one you give the bill, yon know '
He couldn't bring the money, Sir,
Because his back waa hurted so.
He didn't mean to keep the 'change ;f
- He got runned otpt, np the street :
One wheel went right across his back,
B And t'other fore-wheel mashed his foet.
They stopped the horses just in time,
And then they took him up for dead,
And all that day and yesterday
He wasn't rightly in his head,
" They took him to the hospital
One of the newsboys knew twas Jim
v And I went too, because, yea see, .
We two are brothers, I and him.
He had that money in his hand,
And never saw it any more.
Indeed, he didnt mean to steal !
- He never leet a cent before I
' He was afraid that you might think
He meant to keep it, any way ;
.This morning,, when they brought Mm to,
je cried because he oouldnt pay.
O He made me fetch his Jacket here ;
It's torn and dirtied pretty bad ;
It's only fit to sell for rag,
But then, you know, it's all he had !
When he gets well it wont be long
- - If you will call the money lent,
- He says bell work his fingers off
But what hell pay you every cent.
And then he cast his rueful glance
At the soiled jacket where at lay.
No, no, my boy 1 Take back the coat,
Your brother's badly hurt, you say T
" Where did they take him? Just run out
And bail a cab, then wait for me.
"Why, I would give a thousand coats.
And pounds for such a boy as he 1"
r A half-hour after this we stood " .
Together in the crowded wards, - .
And the nurse checked the hasty steps
Tiiat fell loudly on the boards.
I thought him smiling In his sleep, '
And scarce believed her when she said,
Smoothing away the tangled hair
from brow and cheek, " The boy is dead.
Bead T dead so soon f How fair he looked 1
One streak of -sunshine on his hair,
Poor lad I Well, it is warm in heaven ;
No need of change and jackets there.
' And something rising in my throat
Made it so hard for me to speak,
J turned away, and left a tear
I hying upon his sunburned cheek.
UNCLE JEFFRIES' WILL.
When old Hiram Jeffries died, con
trary to all expectations, there was no
mil to be found. That there had been
one was a fact testified to by Lawyer
Sharp, who had always transacted the
old gentleman's business. He had pre
pared the document for him, years be
fore his sudden death, in favor 01 his
widowed niece, Marian Moore, Lawyer
Sharp declared. But nowhere was it to
be found. Many were the speculations
concerning its .disappearance. Some
said the old genttleman had destroyed it
in a fit of anger with his niece on ac
count of ."her marriage with the poor
young music master, Albert Moore, six
teen years before. Some said he had
never made a will ; others, and among
' them Lawyer Sharp, believed that some
one had stolen it. Few believed this,
however, for who oould have any object
in doing so ? No one was allowed to
live in the house by old Jeffries but Mrs.
Kenton, the housekeeper, who was
greatly attached to Marian, and the
cook, an Irish girl, who took no interest
in the affairs of her strange old master.
'Aside from these no one entered the
house but the doctor, the lawyer, and
his sister, Mrs. Tabitha Jeffries, who
visited him occasionally.
Bat then it was not Miss Tabitha, of
course. She was above such things of
so little importance to herself ; at least
she strove hard to make the world be
lieve that such was the case. She was
an old maid of about fifty, tall and an
gular, with a voice like the north wind,
and a terrible temper, added to which
she had a very penurious disposition,
being almost miserly in her business
transactions. She owned and superin
tended a millinery store in the flourish
ing town of Blockville. She appeared
greatly surprised at the will's disappear
ance, saying that, " Brother Hiram had
always declared his intention of leaving
his property to Marian ; and, as for her
self, she had no wish to be encumbered
with so much of this earth's goods."
But as no will was brought up in Mrs.
Moore's favor, and only Lawyer Sharp's
testimony went to prove that there had
been one, she was allowed to take pos
session of her late brother's estate,
which consisted of a fine house in
Blockville, and a beautiful farm near the
Mrs. Tabitha evinced much reluctance
in accepting her good fortune, and even
went bo far as to declare that she would
not take up her abode in the old man-'
sion until one year after her brother's
death. She did this for a twofold rea
son : First, she found her business so
lucrative that she wished to continue in
it for some time to come ; and, as she
could not very well attend to both
places, she determined to gain attention
from her townspeople as one being very
kind and considerate to her niece and
her four children. --.-- - .-- - -
Poor Marian Moore I she had not
thought much of her Uncle Hiram'B
property. She had been her uncle's
pet before she had met the handsome,
dark-eyed musician, and given him her
hand and heart. When the old gentle
man heard of . the relation between
them, he took one of his " quiet pas
sions," and informed Marian that "if
she married that fellow, with such an
outlandish name, she need never expect
to enter his house during his lifetime."
This did not trouble Marian much,
however ; - she was willing to endure
much for her young husband's sake.
They had no need of asking help from
the old gentleman for ten happy years,
during which Albert Moore kept his
family in more than comfort. His
was a sad blow to his poor wife. Added
to this, they found themselves without
anything to support themselves on, as
they had lived entirely upon the music
' In this extremity Uncle Jeffries came
to their assistance. He did not take
them to his house, however ; he erected
a pretty cottage in the suburbs to which
he removed them, allowing them the in
terests of a few thousands a year during
" Perhaps yoivll get something more,
some time," he would say when he is
ited them in their economically kept
home : " but for the present, Marian,
you had better stay where you are, for I
don't suppose I could ever get along
with your children, two of them boys,
And so eccentric Uncle Hiram would
take his leave.
Thus thev had lived for six years un
til death had claimed Uncle Jeffries.
Then they thought of his will, and
hoped no had remembered them, as
their yearly annuity ceased at his death.
But the property reverted to Aunt Jef
fries, and she never hinted a word to
the young widow concerning its being
renewed. She treated Marian like an
utter stranger when they met " out of
society," and Marian would have begged
from door to door before she would ask
her aunt for a dollar. So she gave up
the pretty cottage and went to live in a
her eldest child, she managed to sup
port her family by sewing.
One day, about a year, after Uncle
JeHnes death, Ullie found that she
could not live any longer without a new
hal, as her old one had been trimmed and
re trimmed until she could not possibly
wear it any longer. . So, having a little
spare money, she went to Miss Jeffries'
shop, as it was nearer than any other,
and ordered a hat. A few days after.
she called for it, but the shop and house
adjoining were in great confusion, in
consequence of the fact that the mis
tress was that day removing to her
brother's house. She was finishing up
her last day s work in her shop, or,
rather, she was seeing that her super
intendent, Mrs. Whittle, did. And be
tween Miss Jeffries orders and the con
fusion which reigned, she was almost
" Miss Moore has called for her hat,
said Miss Tabitha's shrill voice ;" "is it
"Yes, only I know it is too large for
the lady, said Miss Whittle, hesitat
ingly. "Here, slip this under the lining
around the crown, said Miss Tabitha,
impatiently kicking some pieces of old
paper which came blowing past her into
the room. .. ' .
At that moment a caller was an
nounced, and, to Mrs. Whittle's great
joy, Tabitha hurried away, leaving her
" I guess this will do," she muttered,
selecting an old yellow piece of parch
ment, and dexterously fitting it into the
crown. "It must, she added de
cisively. So Ollie got her hat, and was well sat
isfied with it.
Affairs in Mrs. Moore's family grew
worse every day. The widow fell ill,
which had much to do in emptying their
slender nurse. And hard as she, Ollie
and Jessie, her second girl, worked, they
found it impossible to pay their rent.
So they went en step lower, and lived
in one room in a tenement. The "world "
knew little of them, and they knew little
"Mamma," said pretty, brown-eyed
Ollie one day, to her poor, pale mother,
who was reclining on the bed, "I've
finished the last shirt ; I'm going to take
it home when Jessie returns ; and while
I'm waiting I'll just fix my hat ; the lin
ing needs renewing."
Her mother sighed: she knew that her
noble little daughter did much to lighten
her heavy load. If Uncle Hiram's will
had only been found, perhaps they might
have been better off now.
Thrifty, energetic Ollie sat down, with
scissors and needle, to try and improve
the poor old hat she had purchased from
Aunt Jeffries' shop one year before.
"1 wonder what this is, thought she,
as her deft fingers ripped out the old
piece of paper which distracted Mrs.
Whittle had improvised as lining. "I
wonder what it is," she said under her
breath, as she unfolded it, and ran her
eyes over the writing with which it was
covered. " It s it ! it s it I U ma, it s
it !" she cried, losing all control of her
self as she understood the contents of
" What are von talking about? asked
Mrs. Moore, regarding her daughter in
- " O mamma ! It's it ! It's Uncle Jef
fries' will ("cried Ollie, in wild delight.
Mrs. Moore sat straight up in bed,
and looked at Ollie as if she thought her
going crazy. She had given up, long
ago, all thought of finding the wilL
"Mamma, read it. It is the will I
cried Ollie, laying the document in her
mother's trembling hand.
It was indeed Uncle Jeffries will.
Lawyer Sharp recognized it at once as
the one he had penned for the old gentle
man years before. In company with
Ollie, he visited Miss Jeffries in her
house, and confronted her with the dec
laration that she had stolen her brother's
lost will. At first she indignantly refused
to believe that the will was not a forgery.
But when Lawyer Sharp said,' sternly,
"I give you. Miss Jeffries, five days to
leave this house, and renounce all claim
to Mr. Jeffries property, or the whole
town shall ring with your villainy," she
started, and her face turned to a sickly
" You need not start nor look sur
prised, "he continued. "The will was
found in your possession at least, Miss
Moore found it inside the lining of a hat
that Bhe received from your shop one
The expression of Tabitha JeffrieB'
face changed from fear to rage anger.
X know who put it there, she cried.
losing all self-control as she remembered
that she herself had been instrumental
in the will's being found. "That old
Whittle did; she never had half sense,"
sho added, spitefully. " Take this old
house if you want it I have a better,"
Bhe continued, with a scornful glance at
Ollie. "I ll have my revenge on Whit
tle, who is dependent on me for her liv
" I advise you to remove to your own
home at once," said the lawyer, coldly.
As for Mrs. Whittle, Miss Moore will
attend to her ; she will be perfectly able
to do so now," said the lawyer, looking
at Ollie with a provoking smile.
So Miss Tabitha Jeffries whom every
one hated removed from the great old
house, giving as her reason that the will
had been found, and Marian Moore,
looking happier than she had for many
a year, took up her residence in it. Mrs.
Whittle was handsomely provided for
"And to think," Olliesays sometimes,
with laugh, " that I never knew what
a jewel I was wearing in my old hat !"
Causes of the Disease, and Preventives.
[Extract from a Circular of the American Health
The local conditions that chiefly pro
mote the outbreaks and proagation of
1. Neglected privies.
2. Filth-sodden grounds.
3. Foul cellars and filthy or badly-
arained surroundings of dwellings.
4. Foul and obstructed house-drains.
5. Decaying and putrescent materi
als, whether animal or vegetable.
6. Unventilated, damp, and unclean s-
ed dwellings and apartments.
These localizing causes of cholera
should be promptly and very thorough
ly removed before a case of the disease
appears in the town or district ; and if
any sources of putrescence or of exces
sive moisture remain, even these should
be controlled by the proper cleansing
Thorough scavenging and surface
drainage, with the application at the
same time of quicklime and coal tar or
crude carbolic acid ; whitewashing with
fresh quicklime ; the cleansing and
thorough drying and ventilation of cel
lars, basements, chambers, and closets,
and daily care to cleanse, flush, venti
late and purify the sources of defile
ment about all inhabited premises, will
afford almost complete protection if
suitable care is taken of personal health.
The security of personal health re
quires pure drinking water, fresh and
substantial food, temperance, and the
needed rest and bathing of the body.
The principles relating to disinfection
as a means of destroying the propagat
ing or infectious cause of cholera the
" cholera contagium " are readily un
derstood, and may be so explained to
any family that the household may in
sure its own immunity against the intro
duction and spread of the disease.
For privies, water-closets, drains and
sewers Eight or ten pounds of snlphate
of iron (copperas.) dissolved in five or
six gallons of water, with half a pint of
ciude carbolic acid added to the solu
tion, and briskly stirred, makes the
cheapest and best disinfecting fluid for
common use. It can be procured in
every town and by any family, and if
the carbolic acid is not at hand, the so
lution of copperas may be used without
To prevent privies and water-closets
from becoming infected or offensive
Pour a pint of this strong solution into
every water-closet-pan or private-seat
once or twice a day.
To disinfect masses of filth, privy
vaults, sewers, and drains Gradually
pour in this solution until it reaches and
disinfects all the foul material.
For the chamber-vessels used by the
sick, and for the disinfection of ground
upon which any excremental-inatter has
been cast away, for disinfecting exten
sive masses or surfaces of putrescent
materials, and for drains, sewers, and
ditches, the "dead oil" of coal-tar, or
coal-tar itself is available ; coal-tar may
be used as a disinfecting paint upon the
walls of cellars, stables, and open drains.
Quicklime is useful as an absorbent
and dryer upon such walls and in damp
places, and white-washing with it should
be practiced in common tenements,
factories, basements, closets, and garrets.
To disinfect the clothing defiled in
any manner by excremcntal matters from
the sick, throw all such articles imme
diately into boiling water, and continue
the boiling for half an hour : or place
them in a solution, covered, made as
follows : One pound of sulphate of zinc,
six or eight gallons of water, to which
add two or three ounces of strong car
Keen the Boiled articles saturated
until they con be boiled. If the acid is
not at hand use the zinc water alone.
Apartments, bedding, and upholstery
that have been used by the sick with
cholera or diarrhea should be fumigated
by the burning of several pounds of
brimstone (sulphur) upon a defended
iron pan, with the place tightly closed
for several hours, under a physician's
Is Hydrophobia Imaginary?
Medical men are beginning to suspect
that in many cases imagination is to a
great degree instrumental in developing
hydrophobia. It is well known that the
iT 13 , r AT - T
disease senium appears uium tut; eigntu
day after inoculation. The period of
incubation, as medical men term it, is
often seven or eight weeks, and cases
have occurred in which the spasms have
not supervened until seven years after
the bite. This fact has led physicians
to study the whole subject anew, and
Dr. Luke, in his late work on the in
fluence of the Mind Upon the Body,"
supports the hypothesis that hydro
phobic symptoms are often developed
witnout previous inoculation, in illus
tration, lie relates a notable instance of
a physician of Lyons, who, having as
sisted in the dissection of several vic
tims of the disorder, imagined that he
had been inoculated. On attempting to
drink ho was seized with spasms of the
pharynx, and in this condition roamed
about the streets lor three days. At
length his friends succeeded in convinc
ing him of the groundlessness of his
apprehensions, and he at once recov
ered. Dr. Marx, a German physician,
writing to the Clinic, regards hydro
phobia as a morbid affection of the
imagination induced by fear, and cites
instances in which persons unaware of
the superstition have escaped the spasms.
Toothache. A new remedy consists
in the employment of injections intro
duced into the gums near the diseased
tooth. Dr. Dopp has tried these injec
tions in about one hundred cases. In
twenty cases he made use of morphia,
which succeeded very well, but only
for a time. Chloroform was far more
successful, and is now exclusively used
by Dr. Dopp. It was eminently suc
cessful in sixty-two cases out of eighty.
The injection is made with the small
syringe commonly used in France for
subcutaneous injections. Only two
drops are put in at a time. The needle
is introduced gradually, and must re
main in situ a few seconds. On with
drawing it, pressure must be exerted on
the gum with the finger. In by far
the greater number of cases, one injec
tion is quite enough to stop the toothache.
Curiosities of Weather.
Perhaps there is nothing about which
ordinary people talk bo much at random
as the weatlier ; how, in their time, it
was colder, hotter, drier or wetter ;
whereas, as a matter of fact, although
one year my differ from another, the
average of wet and fine, of cold and
heat, is maintained from generation to
generation. The greatest cold expe
rienced in .England has been o degrees,
and in France 24 degrees ; the greatest
heat (in the shade) has been, m the for
mer country. 96 degrees : in the latter,
106J degrees. In Africa, on the one
hand, and British North America on the
other, the extremes of temperature upon
the globe have attained a scale of 240
degrees. The most curious incident
with respect to extreme cold that ever
took place in warfare was the capture
of Dutch vessels by cavalry, which
since they were frozen in on the Trexel
lJjchegru sent against them. In Africa,
besides the heat, there is sometimes an
altogether unexpected inconvenience.
The traveler in the desert suddenly
hears "one of his Arabs exclaim : " The
torrent t the torrent I" and everybody
has at once to hurry to the nearest ele
vated spot. In a few seconds, the val
ley in which he has been journeying is
bidden by a deep body of water, which
hurries with its rocks, trees and wild
animals. Nay, on one occasion, it is
recorded by M. d'Abbadie, that he
found an Arab looking disconsolately on
the wet ground, after the passage of
such a flood which does not last beyond
a few hours for what the Frenchman
took to be his pipe or his lance. " Don't
talk to me about pipes and lances," was
the irritable rejoinder; "that torrent
has carrried off my camel, my whole
fortune, and my wife and children."
The explanation of this phenomenon is,
that when a cloud bursts on the barren
hills there is neither soil no root of
trees to absorb or arrest the passage,
but it rushes down to the plain, like wa
ter from a house-roof.
Extraordinary Murder by a Child.
A few miles from this city, on the op-
gsite side of the river, is Mr. uoorge
umphrey's plantation, known as the
Dalkieth place, on which there . are
several colored families living. The pride
of one of these families is a very pre
cocious little six-year-old boy, whose
sprightliness and intelligence have been
the joy and admiration of his parents,
and the remark of all who knew the lit
tle fellow. Some time ago a little
Btranger appeared in the family to claim
a part of the love and care of the parents
and divide the parental affection with
the little six-year-old. He had no love
for the baby, was jealous of it, and its
presence in the family was a sting in his
little breast. In his own childish way,
he brooded over the matter for some
time, and seemed finally to decide upon
a course of action.
Day before yesterday, while the men
were in the field at work, and the woman
either with them or engaged elsewhere,
the children were left alone about the
cabins to amuse themselves as they might
see fit. The mother of the infant and
the little six-year-old hod left the baby
snugly stowed away in the cradle asleep,
and her little bov in the vard olavinc
with the other children, when she went
away. She had scarcely gotten out of
sight, when the little boy gathered up a
brickbat, almost as much as he could
carry, and walking into the cabin where
the baby lay, began to pelt it over the
head with the brick until he actually
succeeded in breaking the infant's skull,
and mashing it almost to a jelly. He
then managed to get the child out of the
cradle, and dragged its lifeless body to
the woods, a short distance from the
house,, where he hid the body in the
bushes, and returning to his playmates
said to them : " X beeve x till ole baby."
He then led them to the stot where he
had left the infant lying, and sure enough
there lay the little innocent with its head
crushed, and life extinct. When it is
considered that the perpetrator of this
most foul and atrocious crime is only 6
years old, it almost staggers belief.
Vtcksburg (Miss.) Jieraia.
A Strange Story.
A horrible report comes from India.
A gentleman living in the interior, be
ing something of a naturalist, had a
great passion for hunting snakes. 'His
wife, however, had a great aversion to
them, and could not bear to look at a
dead one. He thought this all non
sense on his wife's part, and resolved to
cure her of her fear by making her fa
miliar with snakes. One day, while
hunting, he killed an exceedingly large
boa-constrictor, which he brought home
and stretched out on the verandah in
front of the house. After dinner he told
his wife he had something on the ver
andah he wished her to look at. They
went to the door together, and as she
stepped out he closed and locked the
door. She screamed frightfully, but he
thought her fear would be soon over,
and so he remained m the hall making
sportive remarks for his wife to hear.
As her screams continued he opened the
door only to see his wife in the agony
of death, crushed in the folds of a mon
strous boa. It appears when one of
these serpents is killed that its mate
will always follow the body if it is taken
away, and will avenge itself on the first
object it meets. In this case the boa
had followed its dead companion, and
had lain in wait for some one to appear,
on whom it could fasten its coils. The
gentleman went mad on the spot, and
had to be conveyed to an insane
A Mexican Raiiboad Scheme. A
contract has been made between the
Mexican Government and the Mexican
International Railway Company for the
construction of a road from the city of
Mexico to the Pacific Ocean and the
river Rio Bravo del Norte, the details
of which have just come to hand in the
Cosmopolitan of June 6th, a paper
printed in the Mexican Capital. The
fourth article of the contract provides
for an ingenious list of inducements for
the company to hurry up their work. If
the road is finished in nine years, the
company gets but $100,000 as a kind of
premium ; if in eight years, $400,000 ; in
seven years, $yuu,UUU ; in six years,
Progress of Journalism.
The following is an extract from the
valedictory address delivered before the
Michigan Press Association by Presi
dent John N. Ingersoll, of the&hiawas
sce American, at the annual meeting
held at Detroit June 18, . 1873 :
In my library are volumes of the
old National Intelligencer, on which I
worked as a journeyman printer, and in
which I find, six days after the election
of 1836, the first hint that Mr. Van
Buren had probably been chosen to the
Presidency ; and the latest news from
Europe is announced by packet only
sixteen days from Liverpool. But now,
through the eney of the representatives
of the press and the agency of the mag
netic telegraph, the choice of President
is read in the papers on the day after the
election, and the eager comments of the
London press. Just forty years ago I
was an apprentice in an office adjoining
the New York Journal of Commerce,
then the leading commercial newspaper
in that city. Two men did the press
work of the entire edition on a common
hand-press, with an old-fashioned buck
skin roller. To-day, all through New
York Printing-House Square and its
vicinity, the pedestrian hears the under
ground jar and roar of mighty steam
presses, each of which costs $30,000,
and contains 14,780 distinct pieces, in
bolts, screws, nuts, pulleys, springs,
pins, keys and rollers, with over 29,000
yards of tape and blankets the whole
press weighing 41,514 pounds, and print
ing 24,000 impressions hourly. Be
sides the old uournal of Commerce,
there were in New York, np to 1830,
other old-fashioned "blanket-sheet
newspapers," with which the reader
seasoned his morning coffee or flavored
his evening cup of tea. At this time,
the "penny papers " began to take the
place of the so-called respectable six
pennies." The competition was short
and decisive and the lively, crisp
penny-sheet became the paper of the
period though, truth to say, the Jour
nal of Commerce still exists and lives
(as is truly said) " becase the older men
died out of it." In those. days newspa
pers were lugubriously solemn, " with
no flippant wings- to disturb the prosy
flow of journalistic inanity." There was
no telegraph prior to 1843, no ocean
steamships till a period still later, and
no associated press organization to sim
plify the process of obtaining news.
But, for a moment, let us go back half a
century further and fifty years is but
a brief period for a still a greater con
trast. I hold in my hand a copy of
" The Country Journal and the Pough
keepsie Advertiser," of August 2, 1788.
The printers whose modest skill put to
gether these pages have long slept in
their graves, but the story which their
handiwork preserved will live on, to the
immortal glory of those who espoused
through its columns the principles that
secured the birth of a republic. Our
chief interest, however, is found in the
contrast which this paper presents to
the journalism of to-day, and herein fur
nishing the most comprehensive illus
tration of the progress of the interven
ing years. Looking at this time-stained
paper, and then upon the great journals
that now daily feed the popular mind
with everything worthy of notice from
the four quarters of the globe, it is
difficult to feel that the journalism of
to-day has not reached the limit of its
possibilities in all that pertains to the
perf ection of the art, the development
of mind, and the dissemination of in
telligence. It may be an open question
whether the improvements of the present
day preceded the. public mind, or
whether the popular wants demanded
the improvements ; certain it is, as
Victor Hugo quaintly remarks, " the
diameter of the press is the diameter of
civilization. The press is force, be
cause it is intelligence. It is the living
clarion, and loudly announcest he ad
vent of justice. Holding no account of
night, except to salute the dawn, it be
comes day and warns the world."
We are rather sorry that George Crook
didn't capture the Modocs. During the
war it was observed ihat when Gen.
Crook was sent after bushwhackers he
never brought any into camp to be
bothered with they always met with
some accident. We remember an illus
trative occasion. Crook, then Colonel
of the Thirty-sixth Ohio, reported to
Rosncrans at Cross Lanes, . after 4the
battle of Carnifax Ferry. Rosecrans
was delighted to see him, because he
had a good helper. The bushwhackers
were very troublesome. Crook was or
dered to squelch them. About ten days
afterward Crook come into headquarters
looking like a man who had been sleep
ing out o' nights. Rosecrans and the
rest of us greeted him warmly, and, after
a glass of water, said :
Rosy " Well, Crook, what did you
Crook " Cleaned out the bushwhack
ers." Rosy "Didn't you take any pris
Crook (drawling) " Well, yes, I did
have seven, but the d d fools fell off a
tree and broke their necks."
Headquarters took more water. Day
A TSttfififild. Mans. .
dog and a Berkshire woodchuck recent
ly met in a clover held, and, as is usual
at such meetings of antagonistic princi
ples, a battle followed. They were
equally matched in size and grit, and
the hght was long and iunous, auu it
became evident that whichever won
Tniief. ftiYiWlrw Krn trrv The doer was the
w.uuw j j r i j . -
first to discover and employ it. By
super-canine enorcs ne uraggeu m uu
versary to a small brook near the battle
field, and plunged him in, holding him
there until the woodchuck was obliged
to succumb, leaving the dog master of
the situation. -
Lemon Jellt Cake. Two cups of
sugar, one small cup of butter, one-half
cup of sweet milk, two and one-half
cups of flour, four eggs, 1 teaspoon of
cream tartar, one-half teaspoon of soda.
Bake in thin layers. For the jelly take
the juice and rind of three lemons, or
five if small, one pound of sugar, one
quarter of a pound of butter, six eggs ;
beat together and scald like custard.
When cool spread between the cakes.
Ice the top,
Visible Supply of Grain.
The supply of grain, including stocks
in store at the principal points of accu
mulation at lake and seaboard ports, in
transit on the lakes, the New York
canals and by rail, June 14, 1873, was as
Wheat, Corn, Oat, Barley,
Tnrtnriat bu. on. bu. bu.
New York 174,035 621,196 306,025 13,850
Albany 14,500 10.200 60,500 29,200
Buffalo 92,989 180,538 123,855
Chicaeo 609.564 4.092.999 1,520,536 62,081
Milwaukee.... 482,000 107,000 315,000 20,000
Toledo, May 31 289,581 188,899 166,141 3,030
Detroit 89,474 70.1H3 60,124 5,991
OBweeo 250.000 40.000 25.000 30,000
St. IOllig.... .. 205,790 409,990 194,443 6,260
Boxton 31,009 47,140 205,310 7,779
Toronto 0O4.81 9 200 21,286 9,647
Montreal, Jn 1. 3K0,218 500,453 V,110 9,000
"Philadelpuia.. lfis.uoo l73,ow wyrno
Baltimore 55.000 107.953 25.01W
Lake hipm'te.l,338,779 1,279,190 228,387 1,170
Bail BhiimitH.. 160,226 125,499 851,347 4,874
OnN.Y.canals..l,027,433 606,015 249,754
Total 6,524,692 8,560,464 4,430,848 196,062
Tol Ju 15, 72.6,008,617 11,533,982 6,341,814 359,809
And rye 643,525 bn.
At a recent lecture on typhoid at
Guy s Hospital. Sir William liuil re
marked that two hundred and fifty years
ago one of the kings of England died of
the ague, but now by improved agricul
ture and drainage the disease had be
come rare, and certainly few die of it.
Typhoid fever, he asserts, is as prevent
able as ague, and two hundred and fifty
years hence deaths from it will be rare,
The disease is caused by a virus of na
ture, which may get into the healthy
body, increase in it, and destroy it. xt
is an accidental condition, and not one
of the ordinary processes of nature.
The origin of the disease is somehow
or another connected with drainage ; it
has therefore been called the filth fever,
and to get rid of the filth is to get rid of
the fever. This was illustrated in the
case of the Milbank prison, where
typhoid and dysentery were once thor
oughly established, but where both al
most wholly disappeared when the
water supply was changed and efficient
drainage provided. In closing his re
marks on the treatment of the disease,
the lecturer said that no man can ap
proach a case of typhoid fever without
paying some attention to hygiene. This
he claimed was of the greatest import
ance, and with it he would prefer to
carry any one through the disease by
wines, soups and fresh air, rather than
by drugs. Oalaxy.
A strange case of resuscitation lately
took place at the hospital of the Val de
Grace, at Paris. A man had hanged
himself in the Rue St. Jacques, and
having been cut down and examined by
the medical men, was pronounced dead.
The clinical lecturer, however, desired
to try one last experiment, and he opened
the chest and attempted artificial respir
ation, but without success. He then
applied the pole of an electrical battery
to the pneumo-gastric nerves, and passed
a strong , current at intervals of four
seconds. Soon after some signs of
respiration appeared, and in five min
utes the cardiac pulsation was percep
tible. The emclottis was tumefied, and
the tongue had to be drawn out with
pincers to leave a passage for the air.
A few ounces of blood were obtained
from the medioo-ceplralic vein, the
dilated pupils contracted, the signs of
life became more and more manifest, a
few drops of alcohol were given, mus-
, , - i -i i : ai.
cniar contractions Decame vujiuio wim
out electricity, warmth returned to the
feet, the pulsation in the carotid arteries
recommenced, and the patient was cured.
The Freedom of the Press
The ConstitutionalConventionof Penn
sylvania has incorporated the following
into the new Bill of Rights for that State:
"The printing press shall be free to
every person who undertakes to examine
the proceedings of the Legislature or
any branch of the Government, and ho
law shall ever be made to restrain the
right thereof. The free communication
of thoueht and opinions is one of the
invaluable rights of man, and every citi
zen may freely speak, write, and print
on any subject, being responsible for
the abuse of the liberty. No conviction
shall be had in anv prosecution for the
publication of papers relating to the offi
cial conduct of oxneers or men m puunc
capacity, or to any other matter proper
for public investigation or information,
where the fact that such publication was
not maliciously or negligently made shall
be established to the satisfaction of the
jury. And in all indictments for libel
the jury shall have the right to deter
mine the law and tho facts, under the
direction of the court, as in other cases."
A Singular Strike.
One most on
record has just occurred in St. Louis.
On the editorial staff of the German
newspaper, the Amerika, is a gentle
man named Regenaur, whose hand
writing is said to be a wonder. For a
long time the compositors in the
Amerika office puzzled their brains to
the verge of distraction in their efforts
to decipher this gentleman's manuscript
without complaint ; but at last, driven
to desperation, they appointed a com
mittee to wait on the proprietor of the
journal, with the request that in future
they should be paid a price and a half
for putting Mr. Regenaur's copy in
type. " The request was refused, where
upon the compositors struck in a body.
A curiou'j presentiment
in connection with the drowning of
fl,i-aa astliruVlriswa O t. NfTPWftlk. COllll. .
June 7. The day before the accident,
Ur. liays, an assistant reacuer, .re
marked to a fellow-teacher : " I have
dreamed two nights in succession that
three of our boys were drowned. It is
very foolish to speak of it, but some
how it haunts me, and please have a
care to the boys when on the water."
Wli i f r 4V.A firafc Vww wVin
reached the house after the accident,
came in drenched with water, the Doc
tor exclaimed : " How bad is it? Who
is drowned ?" and fell fainting into
"Is dem bells ringin' for fire,
Tiberius ?" " No, sir. Dey got plenty
o' fire ; dem bells is ringin for water 1"
Old Orimea ia dead that ood old man ; -
We ne'er shall see him more ;
Bnt he has left a von who bears
The name that old Orimea bore.
He wears a coat of latest cut, -
His vest is new and Ray ;
He cannot bear to see distress,
So turns from it away.;
His pants and gaiters fitting sung
O'er patent leather shoes ;
His hair is by a barber curled
He smokes cigars and chews.
A chain of maasiTe gold Is borne ,
Above his nanhy vert ;
His clothes are better every day
Than were old Orimea' best.
In fashion's court he constant walks,
Where he delight doth shed ;
His hands are white and very soft,
But softer is his head.
He's six feet tall no post mora straight
His teeth are pearly white ;
In habits he is sometimes loose,
And sometimes very tight.
His manners are of witching grace.
His voice of sweetest tone ;
His diamond pin's the very one
That old Grimes used to own.-
His mustache adorna his face,
Hia neck a scarf of blue ;
He sometimes goes to church for change,
And sleeps In Orimea' pew.
He has drank wine of every kind.
And liquors cold and hot ;
Young Grimes, in short, is jnst the aorfc -
Of man old Grimes was not.
Ukdeb the weather Old Prob,
A grant for the West The emi-grant.
Figubks don't lie except when cooked.
Wanted A slipper for the foot of a
hilL .... .
How to keep books Never lend
The best sense in the world Reti
An end always to be kept in view
New York does not find Hell Gate
wide enough. ; : -
What is that which never uses its
teeth for eating purposes ? A comb. : ,
New reading of an old proverb Man
proposes, and woman seldom refuses. '
It is saidthat the Digger Indians are
never known to smile. They are grave
Why is nature like a baby ? Because
there is generally a squall when its face
washed. - - ,
CbabiiEs Sean said that a bad horse
like a poor play ; it can't run, and it
won't draw. . '
A young lady being asked her opinion
of mustaches replied, " I always Bet my
face against them."
" Have you Goldsmith's Greece," was
asked of the clerk in a store in which
books and various miscellaneous articles
were sold. "No," said the clerk, re
flectively, " we haven't ' Goldsmith's
Greece,' bnt we have some splendid
Hands have they, yet steal not
Clocks. Legs have they, yet walk not
Tables. Teeth have they, yet chew
not Combs. Lips have they, yet kiss
not Pitchers. Eyes have they, yet see
not Needles. Hearts have they, yet
pity not Cabbages. Ears have they,
yet hear not Old book leaves. . Arms
have they, yet toil not Chairs.
Mb. Cabfenteb. of Marquette. Mich..
had not the slightest idea he was about
create an atmospherical disturbance
when he knocked the ashes out of his
pipe on the head of a powder keg. And
when a fellow-workman conveyed all
that was left of Mr. Carpenter to his
wife in a bag, she quietly remarked :
Just his luck. Hang him up in the
wood-shed, where the cats won t get at
him, till night"
The salaries of the Governors of the
States range from $1,000 to $8,000 a year.
Louisiana, the least able in her present
financial condition, except perhaps South
Carolina, to pay a big salary, pays $8,000
year for her Governor. McEnery and
Kellogg could afford to divide as a com
promise of political differences and still
have better pay than a good many Gov
ernors get. " California comes next in
the lis , paying $,uuu a year, proDaoiy
gold, though now that greenbacks are
in circulation in the Pacific States, Gov.
Booth may have to be content with .
them. Nevada, the silver -State, thinks
shecan afford $6,000a year forjthe luxury
of a Governor, and pays it without
grumbling. None of the other States
pay more than $4,uuu, ana most, oi iueu
93.000 and under. The great State of
New York pays but $4,000 for the able
administration of uen. uix, wniie jlui
nois gets the services of John L. Bev
eridge for $1,500 a year. A Vermont
Governor manages to get on with $1,000
year, but as he - watches over a far :
more limited territory than Gov. Furnas,
of Nebraska, who gets no more, he
ought not to grumble. Cincinnati
Look Out for Horse-Thieves.
sharp watch on all stragglers and
i m i rruz
strangers ouermg jioimm jm swo, vajla
cago and her suburbs are infested with
these villainous pests, who make nightly
raids on the stables in and around the
city. Many valuable equines have
turned up missing lately. It is the prac
tice of the thieves to run them into the
agricultural districts and dispose of them
to unsuspecting I aimers, wno are oniy
too willing to buy because an apparently ;
cheap bargain is offered, which in too '
many instances proves to be no bargain
A -11 f-annAnf.lv fl,A atfllnn
Ub BU, 1W . J A J
animal is traced and recovered, and the
purchaser has to whistle for tne money
he has paid to the thief. Farmers in
the country cannot be too carefuL
"Forewarned is forearmed." Chicago
paper. -- -
A French writer proposes to photo
graph dispatches to microscopic minute
ness, and blow them through a pneumatic
tube sunk under the water, as under the
Dover Straits. At the end of their jour
ney the dispatches would be reproduced
in their natural size.