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VOL. VI.--NO. 39.
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EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1873.
WHOEL NUMBER 325.
BEFORE AND AFTER MARRIAGE.
GENTLEMAN BEFORE MARRIAGE.
My dearest dock, my sweetest girl,
I love yoa most sincerely
I'd rather own this sunny ctirl
Than win a fortnne yearly ;
This little hand, so soft and white,
Was only made for kisses ;
This little form, so frail and light, r
Was made for gauzy dresses. , . -
111 keep my Kate a span of grays,
A carriage and a pony ;
111 go with her to balls and plays,
And never spesk of money ;
For 111 buy a romance new,
Attending to her pleasure.
And poems, bound in gold and blue,
I'U order xor my treasure.
Onr lives shall be but oue sweet dream ' ,
Of love and sunny weather.
No adverse wave shall cross the stream
Of if edded bliss forever !
You always talk of plays and balls, L
You are forever flirting.
And scribbling rhymes and making calls,
And never make up shirting ;
. You smile in every whiskered face, .
You chase all-silly fashions ; - .
;- You load in jewels, flaunt in laee, ;
And show your angry passions 1
The baby's left to cry and moan, " " 1 "
I've ne'er a decent dinner ; --
You drag me out, you call me down
I am ahen-peoked sinner,
"An abject slave I tell you so !
Madam, your folly's ended,
You shall not flirt, and go and go
I'm weary and offended.
' I'm going to a reading-room -
IH join a elub thereafter
So mend your manners stay at home,
And dry your eyes with laughter ! -
LADY BEFORE MARRIAGE.
I feel a very solemn sense
Of all a woman's dnty,
To keep within the door-yard fence,
Unmindful of her beauty ; -
To share her husband's grief and care, ;
But, in his shadow walking,
Content to mind her own affairs,
Be reverent when he's talking. v
Tie plain our maker did design ''
That women should be humble : -i
Wr,i irivnn tn looks nor die&sing fine.
Which makes them fret and grumble.
" Those novels are pernicious things, -"7
J To feed imagination ; - ' -
' . All tilled, with angels' shorn wings -'
To me they are vexation. . .
Dear William, as your wedded wife
I never mean to tease you, '
My aim and pride all through my life
Shall only be to please yon ! -
Bill, come down stairs ; I know you can,
The baby has the colic - ' ...
, The way you shirk your duties, man, .
. la truly diabolic ;
- The nurse has such a blundering way J
: v.She cannot stop his crying,
1 And as for me, I'm housed ail day .
Till I am almost dying !
Ann ! ran and bring" my velvet saoque,'
My parasol and bonnet ;
I'm going to Meassrs. Black, .- -
The printers, with a sonnet ! rt :
I have no time to write nor read -But
while he tends the baby, -
You, Sarah, take this book with speed
Across to Mrs. Maybe ; - , t- '
. i Ak sher to lend me Hugo's last ". .
i la change for Love'B Dilemma " "
There, Bill don't rock so horrid fast
You'll wake niy darling mmal -.
HOW THE VOW WAS KEPT.
Tt was Saturday night. I do not know
that every woman devotes this remnant
of the week - to mending,- but Mary
Matthews always did. Crowd her work
each day as she might, there were never
any moments left in which she could sit
down to that basket of holy things and
devote herself to the contents, save on
Saturday night, and then because the
work had to be done, it was done,
though sometimes the poor little woman
was so tired she scarcely knew how the
tank was acoomrjli Bhed. Its completion,
however, she would fully realize, and if
John Matthews, her husband, were sit
ting before her, she would look up
britrhtlv into his face, no matter how
full of weariness was her soul. When
the basket had been more crowded than
usual, and the weekly work consequent
lv creator, this little woman was wont
to creep over to the silent man, as the
last : amendment was laid on the table,
and rest her dizzy - head on his great
nhnnlder. smoothing his hard, coarse
hands, and caressing . his shaggy beard
iwinorlw oftentimes, on such occasions.
she would glance furtively toward his
countenance for a well if the .truth
must be told I think it was the smile
of a loving heart that Mary Matthews
eager eyes strove to discern. You term
this last act foolish, perhaps ; for you
think that such a sentiment should long
ago have been outgrown ; you declare
that a woman of her burdens and
responsibilities should be above any
such " exhibition of .weakness," by the
very dignity they confer 'upon her. I
cannot eall such an action foolish, ox
even weak, though I can and do won
der that such tenderness as Mary
Matthews manifested toward her hus
band had not, in the years of the latter's
indifference, become calloused, harden
ed, beyond the power of loving smiles
to soften. Still more do I wonder that,
as she realized the barrenness of the
soul upon which she showered her
caresses, she could continue to expect, or
even faintly hope for, any sympathetic
return from a quarter inwnicn mere
was such a dearth of anything like it.
Ah. the love of woman in its greatness,
its fidelity, in the much which it can ab-
sorb, in th little upon which ife some
times thrrves.-is indeed wonderful 1 1 it
if he ever hadany intentions at alL - He
loved f? bis wife; his family, in his way,
but his heart was no more capable
ministering .unto their spiritual needs
than his hands of providing for their
temporal wants-apparently they were
of the 6ajtoflififtateriali both failing
the functions for which they were de
signed. He wa0frtionle88 f to man-
is to be cherished,- to- be admired, to be
KVRrnniMvl I Don't ever call it foolish,
rr term it weak." '
.Trr.Ti Ma.tt.hnwn was -not an unkind
At least he did not intend to be.
age to live, somenow or otner, was
the extent of his aims, so far as the get-
ting of money was concerned. It
needless to say, thereforethat a very
.nll nnrtion of this world s goods
1 - . 1 . A ..a-m. I.t In imlllTl.T
TjO Hl BllTt5 "I TCIJ IJIUIV,11.
but - he ."never stemed troubled
anxious.' f And as "one after another
" little responsibility" was added to
family flock, he put forth no extra exer
tion, and felt no' added care, apparent-
It he lived no to his motto, and man
aged to exist.--He managed, did I say?
iii it -uras his wife that did that.
wan her Rlight frame that bore
Untihle weicrht. wheirthe half was suf
Anient to- crush any ordinary woman
b1i uriin mn.de
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everything go twice as iar no . m
originally destined: it was Mary
iT.d and nlaiuied
mU wn.i i I V uv. - r
Tirffi,o wi,n TVloTmpd and planned
until her brain grew giddy with
whirl of thought, while John walked
leisurely down the street to his work
he made crochet-needles or sat by the
stove in the evening, reading or sleep
ing, as he felt inclined. He was a pa
tient man, he seldom complained. But
would he have been justified if he had,
and was it to his credit that he did not ?
No, to both 1
There was an unusual amount of
work on hand this Saturday night, and
Mary Matthews glanced at the basket,
and then at the clock, and looked very
doubtful as to whether her task could
be accomplished in the given time, yet,
the manner in which she immediately
went to work indicated that she was re
solved at least to make the endeavor.
And as this little woman sewed, there
sprang up after her, little patches upon
garment-land, growing there as though
to be never uprooted. . And where
baby 's little toes had gone through, his
socks and out into the- widQwide
world, the mother placed delicate wicker-work
to keep them in. Archie's lit
tle feet had backed out of his stockings
to boot, but Mary Matthews heeled the
gaping injury, and With her surgeon
like needle skillfully united the raw
edges that mortification could not result
therefrom. In the husband's hose, the
wife barred and cross-barred all the un
lawful openings, till it would have been
difficult for light or cold to have entered
by those means again. Then Myrtle's
Sunday dress was taken down an inch or
two, that it might not feel so much
above her, and the waist to Sadie's
frock was eyed till it promised to never
flinch from duty again. There were
only fifteen minutes ere" the clock would
strike twelve, but in ten of them this
persevering woman liberated a dashing
little butterfly from a brown suit enry Ba
lis, and in the remaining five1 folded up
the evening s worK ana iaia u asiae.
Then she looked up to John, who sut
near by, giving him a smile of affection
requiring only one in return to
cause her heart, tired as it was with the
week's .hurry'8nd yprryto1' bound .for
very joyi J-tut ft etj-excii-arua-a yawn was
all that he sent back across the wave of
light that had flashed over at him. Ah,
had he but sent a smile her woman-
heart would have made so much of it ;
she would have seen in it more than his
nature could have possibly felt ; appre
ciation, sympathy, love for you remem
ber she could make a little go a great
way. It would have been to her a sweet
blessing, she would have rested upon it
all the coming week, and have placed it
as .compensation - against every disap
pointment " John smiled upon me"
John thinKs oi me "jonn loves
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me. 13ut as it was, ne oniy Baiu no
was tired, and was glad she was through
for the night. And the weary woman,
with an unsatisfied longing in her soul,
a craving in ner Heart tor sympatny,
caught up her baby from the cradle,
and hugged it tigntiy to ner Dosom,
kissing its fair face again and again.
Baby was asleep, but its clumsy fist
opened wide of a sudden, and the tiny
hand clasped ltseu arouna me momer
finger, and would not let go. It was &
very little thing for a baby to do, but it
cheered the lonely heart wonderfully ;
the haggard look left her countenance,
and a warmer hue succeeded. You call
her foolish again, and say it was only an
accident that no emotion stirred the
baby-heart of the slumberer. Perhaps
you are right, my friend,, but I love to
tliinK tnat tne uoa wno nas iuuubii
from the wise what he has revealed unto
babes, sent comfort to the mother
through the child. . Anyway I know
that his blessing rested upon, them, that
Saturday night in the Long Ago.
" It was in the early winter. Baby
Matthews was wrapped in his warmest
flannels, but somehow they did not keep
out the cold. " At last, before night
came on, tne ntue ieuow wno. una wor
ried all the day, began to breathe very
hard, and gave palpable evidence that
he was sick. Mary Matthews feared her
bov was attacked with croup, andwant-
,' i A U..4. V.
eu a pnysician iiinniimgA. jju
father of the child said he would be well
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over it by morning it was nouung
and he didn t believe in doctors, ne
was correct in the first particular, for
ere the straggling rays of light pene
trated that little bed-room, baby
Matthews put up his little hands in great
pain, and the Bavior looKuyj , down
uponrfBerjSu3Termg chIldi had xHrpaB-
dion Tinon it. ana took, it up in m
and healed it. Earthly eyes pronounced
it dead, af ter thafc, and so "the treasure
wnn Hnried in the ground. 'K; ...
xt wouia oe uoiug juj uoi-jw uu vjua
Matthews tot say ha did .not mis the
little "thing, though I do not think he
mourned. He could labor all day and
never feel, bis loss till he entered his
home at night, but with Mary, insane,
the case was different. In all her work
had the little face been associated
kneading her bread rshe had watched
the baby on the floor, tnat no narm
might come near ; in washing her
rKariAfl iha bad handled them gently that
the sleeper might slumber ; -when baby
nrinri onr. from any cause, mere naa ai-
I wnvn been a song on - br lips'to quiet
r.Jri- Whutlinr in her arms or out.
mrs of the blessing had been in
every thought. Was it strange then
that the mother-neart acnea mat
cried aloud in it grjef, though there
were others 5et ftft te be: cared for?
Ah, no,' it (raS put natural, for none
baby can fill the -empty placer art
cradle. xne nttie; woman aia not give
up, however. She toiled early
late, and devoted herself still more
i tne cmiaren iuai remauieu, pxajuig
that God would spare them to her lone-
is I ly heart. r, r;
But, finally, there came a time when
leu 1 Marv Matthews iook a rest in ner wunt:
a iauturaay uigui wiieii -uuts uwjjlcw
mending was tilled and unemptied
when theclockgtM&ejrlan and nane
took heed of the passinghours p when
silence was in the kitchen when every
room was djirk ani dsolne--when.
house seemed ji4ytOyftli -.TheMtfl
Matthews with scared faces stood
around helplessly ; they couldn't begin
or end anything without mother.
Marv Matthews was on her sick bed
never gave them a thought. " Her
I vr.in -wan ornvrmled with other things
I ..i -.' Ai :i A '- tnnnia . rtrtn-f ti
uiu8o puimura, tx., .w.--
thoughts such as these hot, raging
fevers bring, when they go to one
, 1 V -' ..
I fevers bring, when they
the I head. The neighbors, God bless
did all they could for the sick woman,
the physicians prescribed their most
subtle doses, and John Matthews, well
fitted for the vocation, watched night
Weeks passed. It was Saturday
night again. The basket of mending
was filled to overflowing, yet it remained
untouched undisturbed. Mary Mat
thews still lay upon her sick bed ; John
Matthews still watched - by her side:
Not in vain had the husband sat by the
side of his wife all these days, nor had
be listened to her ravings for nangnt.
Mutterings of a crazy woman, others
might have termed them, but to John
Matthews they were terribly significant.
However strange and wild her fancies,
her one cry had been always the same,
as worn out she would sink exhausted
among the pillows. It was a cry for
sympathy, for love, a cry full of yearn
ing and so hopeless so sad oh, how
could it but touch his heart, how could
it but speak to Viim over and over again,
the one word neglect, which he had
shown : toward Mary Matthews the
woman whom he had promised, before
God, to love, ay ! to cherish, as long as
they both should live. And she was go
ing to die now, the neighbors said so ;
the doctors gave no hope, Was he to
be released from his contract just as he
began "to realize what love and cherish
meant ? He looked at her as she lay
there in stupor. He saw beside : her
pale, thin, careworn face, another -roguish
and ruddy ; a girlish face, with
full, plump cheeks and pretty, laughing
eyes ; a dear, sweet, oval face ; and the
border-land above the merry blue eyes
was smootn ana wnite, not a line oi
trouble written upon it, nothing but
soft, brown curls wandering where they
would. It was the countenance of his
Mary when he first called her his little
girl wife. She was seventeen then, and
now she was he counted tip to see
yes, she was thirty now ; they had been
married just thirteen years. Her
beautiful hair was ,i ull of silver-gray
now ; her features . were sharp ; her
cheeks hollow ; her eyes so sunken a
little, faded, tired out woman, there she
lay. Oh, how old she looked. " Mary,
oh Mary," he murmured, "and so
young I" , He took her hand in his
what - a hand for a woman !. How the
joints were spread ! How discolored the
skin ! What had become of the fair
little hands, with the dainty fingers, that
his '. Mary used to have ? And then
something within him whispered, " She
lost them working for you in loving
and cherishing you." Yes, she had
toiled for him early and . late Bhe had
laid down her life in his service her
part of the contract had been nobly ful
filled? . What had he done for her?
Had he given her a fortune ? No ; he
had spent what little she brought him.
Had he given her love? DoubtfuL
Had he comforted her when discour
aged ? No. Had he borne her burden
when it weighed heavily had he ever
said, "Never mind, Mary, such and such
a trial is hard to endure, but we'll share
it together !" He could not recall an
instance. Had he ever read dear,
precious words to her as she sat sewing
and darninir for him ? Not once. As
he had come home night after night
through the years, had he been wont to
tell the little woman who never left
home what was going on in the outside
And when by a not stove
r. 7 a 5T
the little flushed face had watched his
IHVUilW UiOU UUCaU AW AXiJJJii. ,
it ever occurred to him to thank her
Never ! What had he done for her any
way in what way had he cherished her
Oh, a chill ran through that iron frame,
as the man answered that question in
his heart as he admitted to himself
that his wife, Mary Matthews, had
traveled the rough path of . life, unas
sisted, unsupported, unappreciated, un
cherished. had gone on her way lonely
and sad, craving and praying for the
sympathy which he had withheld. And
John Matthews groaned, ; as well he
might, and hid his face in his hands,
while the tears trickled through his
fingers, as he thought upon the past
which he could not recall of the suffer
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ing woman beiorp mm wno lay
death's door, and whom he had refused
He started! He thought he heard
Mary's voice. Yes ! she was in her
right mind ! She knew him she was
beckoning to him.- He leaned toward
her and brushed the tears from his eyes.
" John," she whispered, " dear John,'
and that was alL Soon again she mur
To-morrow will be Sunday
my work is all done." Then her weak,
trembling hand sought his face and
tried to stroke his beard, as she had
done weeks before, but her strength
failed her and it fell back upon the bed.
A beseeching look came out on
countenance. Tier eyes faded eyes
glanoed eagerly at him and the white
lios twitched and trembled. ' He inter
preted the expression of longing j
read the cry her features uttered : it
a sorrying heart that spoke to him,
was entreating him for a little love.
need to beg for it now, love had sudden-
iv become very plenty no neea uuu
should ever hunger again. ' For a
the I mnt Rhe looked at him anxiously ;
-was overcome with emotion : he tried
nnfink- but his throat was choked :
tried to' answer her with a smile, but
noiild not control his face, and the
blinded his eyes so that he could
see.- And thus the little woman
on her long journey, unblessed with
kwledge that she was loved, appreci
ated, cherished at last. She made
more .effort, to. reach his face, with
hand nd failed ; then, still searching
for comfort, she died, whispering, "
co and wake up babv."
Hours after, the neighbors found
Matthews, with his arms around
dead form of his wife, and he was
her cold face again and again,
ftre6sing her hands, wet with his
" It seems he really loved her after
they whispered to themselves. But
grief -stricken ' man' -was groaning
himself meanwhile. " Too late, too
she is dead. my. Mary is dead."
Wood's Household Magazine.
"Pbofessoe." said a student in
suit of knowledge concerning the
of animals, "why does a cat, while
om 1 innf t-iivn Tien 1- oil firflt, on a wav and
the other ?" "For the reason,"
s the professor, that sne cannot turn
them, l both ways at once,
Pulling Tooth with a Door Knob.
A rough Western farmer came into a
doctor's office to have a tooth extracted,
but flinched at ' sight of the " instru
ments," and again the doctor tried in
vain to get a gripper into his mouth.
At last the Hoosier declared "that
'ere new-fangled thing to be no ac
count," and wanted to know if the doc
tor could tie a string around the tooth ;
" for," said he, " that's the way I used
to pull 'em out, an' I guess it's better'n
all your new-fangled fixtures."
The dentist, to please him, said he
would try, and producing from a drawer
a fine, strong piece of fish-line, after a
great deal of trouble and yells of pain
from the Hoosier, it was firmly secured
around the tooth. The Hoosier then
proposed to fasten the string to the door
knob, which was accordingly done.
The backwoodsman then commenced
a series of easy jerks on the line, each
of which was followed by yells of pain.
The doctor resumed his seat, and smiled
audibly behind his paper, occasionally
glancing toward the door, and then
turning quickly again , to the paper to
hide behind it his merriment.
Thus matters stood,until, at last, the
fire burned low, and the dentist rose to
replenish it. As he threw in the wood
and stirred the red-hot coals into a
blaze, a brilliant idea seemed to strike
him. for his face brightened wonder
fully. Arising from the floor, he left
the poker in the fire, and seating him
self, awaited the change of affairs. The
backwoodsman had - relapsed into de
spondency, for a melancholy expression
had settled on his face. He steadily
gazed downward, as if he were in deep
The dentist, as I' have said before,
resumed his seat, but threw aside his
paper, and Sat looking intently into the
fire, with' an expression of -Toierriment
plavine on his features,
Thus he sat for some time. At last,
noiselessly rising from his seat, he drew
the poker, one end of which was glow
ing with a red heat, from the fire. . He
suddenly brandished it in the air and
brought it rapidly towards the Hoosier's
nose. The backwoodsman threw him
self back with a jerk. The cord did not
break nor the door knob come out, but
the tooth loosened from its place and
bounded against the door with the click
of a bullet.
A California Ranche.
The following descriptian of a Cali
fornia ranche of vast extent and great
productiveness is supplied by the Sacra
mento Union of June 23 : " Dr. Glenn,
of Colusa county, owns a ranche which
contains nearly 45,000 acres. It em
braces a frontage of eighteen miles on
the Sacramento river, and extends back
about five miles. ; It ie inclosed and di-
Hfcrr 140 railtse of fen
tenant. G. W. Hoog. rents and culti
vates about 10,000 acres of the land, and
the Gupton Brothers cultivate an equal
portion. Some 15,000 acres are rented
out to a number of farmers who work on
a smaller scale. At the present time
farming operations are going on on his
ranche at a lively, rate, as the work of
harvesting is progressing rapidly. Hoog
is engaged in cutting 7,UUU acres oi
wheat and barley. The crop will this
year yield about twenty bushels per acre
of wheat. In favorable seasons the
yield has been about thirty-five bushels,
A,. . , , rif vi ia considerably
The yield of barley is considerably
larger. The total crop will amount to
nearly 180,000 bushels. He is thrash
ing his grain with one of Case's 48-inch
cylinder thrashing machines;" which'
run by a twenty-horse Jpqwer steam en
gine. To supply this machine requires
six 'large-sized headers -and eighteen
header-wagons, all of which require the
labor of 110 horses and.; 6ft. .men. The
machine has thrashed five sacks of bar
ley per minute, at which rate, it has run
for an hour and half in " succession.
has also thrashed thirty-sacks o wheat
in Beven minutes. It will require about
six weeks 'to thresh the entire -crop.
These are the-operations of Hoog alone.
Gupton Brothers have an equally large
crop, and are driving business on about
the same scale. . .The smaller tenants
are equally well employed."
A Member of the Typographical Union
Refused Burial by a Catholic Bishop.
Yesterday morning, at 8 o'clock, the
friends and relations . of poor Chabot,
the printer who was last week drowned
In the harbor, foliowea jais remains to
the' grave in the Roman Catholic Ceme
tery, but, strange to say, the authorities
at the last moment refused to anow tne
body to be interred. Upon inquiries
being made, it was smtea tnat. a. note
. t i i -r i -r i. -
Had been nanaea to jjeuup oourget in
forming him that the deceased -was a
member of a secret society inimical to
the Catholic faith, and that consequent
ly he had. felt .himself . constrained to
prevent the burial of the deceased in
consecrated ground, xnis was a areaa-
fnl blow to the friends of Chabot, whose
only connection was with the Montreal
Typographical Union No. 97, which, of
vj . - i
course, is very iar irom oemg a secret
society. , .Several persons attempted to
have thp order whholding- burial re
scinded, "but with no success. Much
indignation is expressed by the printers
-generally at the Bishop s conduct, ;
Mnut.re.ril witness.' ' '
Lassoing a Lion.
One dav last week, as Samuel Matti-
son was riding through the hills of San
Lorenzo, he suddenly came face to face
with a large, full-grown California lion.
in an instant his lasso, mat lnaispensa-
ble article to the mountain ranger, was
circling above his head, and with the
dauntless courage characteristic of Sam,
he sent the fatal noose with unerring
aim around the neck of the lion ; then,
suddenly turning, he plunged theroweJs
of his spurs deep into the flanks of his
well-trained horse, ana araggea tne
animal a few hundred yards, when, he
dismounted and buckled a strap around
the iaws of the lion," which was com
pletely exhausted irom me cnoKing it
had received. He then bound and
packed it upon the horse, and took it to
. . . . a- i a. l i
tne house, not iar aisiain., wuere ne se
cured his lionship, which soon recov
ered, when Sam found he was like the
man who bought the elephant He has
the skin of the animal, and displays it
as a trophy of his reckless daring. San
The Shah wears a million dollar over
Mrs. Abraham LiNCOiiN is at St.
Catherines, Canada, where she will pass
A PLANT has been discovered in Mexico
which will cure baldness. It will pay to
cultivate it in the United States.
There is a tree standing in front of
the Dyersburg, Tenn., Presbyterian
Church that has been struck by light
ning nineteen times ; and it is a good
Something that Takes. The three
fold combination agency for selling
Wealth and Wonders of the Bound
less West." There is much sure money
in it. See advertisement.
T.awt February there were thirteen
granges in Georgia ; now there are sixty,
and by next Uhristmas it is Denevea
there will be two hundred. The move
ment is gaining in volume and strength
every day, though it ' encounters some
opposition from the middlemen. ,
Neablt all of the 8350.000 worth of
bonds stolen from the Falls City Tobacco
Bank, in Louisville, ,Ky., last February,
have been recovered, by compromising
with the thieves, at 25 per cent. The
negotiations were conducted in New
York. ,. ..
A few days ago one of the attaches of
the Spanish Legation entered a barber
shop at Providence, B. L, to get a
.... , .
shave. Me was politely snown tne aoor
with the exclamation, "We don't shave
no niggers hyah. !' -
A correspondent of the Boston
Transcript, who renews the cry that our
country needs a . distinctive name, sug
gests that Weatland might,- pqrfaops,
as good a one as n,ngiana is ior i
mother land. Our people, he says.
might then be called Westlanders, or,
better still, Westerans.
A weijIt-known physician of New
York recommends dancing for old peo
ple, who, he says, require it more than
the young. . ne wouia not nave uiem
tread the mazes of the courtly minuet,
but inclines rather to jigs and hornr
pipes, anl such other dances as require
gentle physical exertion. ' Under his di
rection a dancing class has already been
formed, the junior member of which is
a lady of sixty-five, , and the senior a
lively old bachelor who has just com
pleted his eightieth year.
While Thiers was President of the
French Assembly, it is said that he gen
erally received seven hundred- letters
day. The usual proportion of the dif
ferent classes was : Application for as
sistance; 250 ; petitions having apolitical
iLiiurs uuaiuut some preju
dice suffered, 100 ; complaints against
functionaries, 100 ; abuse, 80 ; menaces
of death, 20. They do not seem to have
hurt him any, and he could doubtless be
threatened with death forty times a aay,
and be as alive as ever at the end of the
Immigration to Brazil has succeeded
... i i, i r fi
in a single instance, mat oi -urerumu.
colonization of the southernmost prov-r
ince of the Empire, where the climate
is temperate enough to do propitious.
In the northern provinces immigrants
will be killed by the climate sooner
later on the coast, and if they, go far
inland to a better climate they find
themselves isolated in a wilderness, with
out roads and without a market for their
produce. , '
Tbb citizens of a Georgia ' town were
surprised to read in their local journal,
the other day, that perhaps it was not
worth while for them to attempt to raise
boys. The. afflicted editor insists that
he wrote hogs. "
Mississippi papers record the death
in that State, on the 27th of May last,
of John Owens, at the age of 114 years,
8 months, and 6 days. Me was a re
markable man ; for although he admitted
that he used whisky occasionally, and
that he had smoked and chewed for
years, he never claimed that he had seen
Washington. . .
The California people are wondering
how they shall vote. The new election
law is very particular in requiring
the tickets shall be twelve inches long,
and that the printed matter shall
" single-leaded" and in long primer
type. Now, in San Francisco, sixty -two
officers are to , be voted for, and their
names and those of the omces which
they seek cannot possibly be printed
. - 1 . "L i - -1 T--1 t Tt
simply a typographical impossibility.
Gen. Mosey, the Confederate cavalry
man, predicts that Gen. Grant will
the candidate of the Southern white
people for ' President in 1876. He
nounces mat as ms uc&et.
A Washington reporter having
struck with the familiar gait of
zebras exhibited by a traveling menage
rie there last week, made friends
their keeper, and extorted irom mm
confession that they were only painted
mules. . -
EdmItnd Yates describes Leon
tetta p a fat, gross man of
height, with reddish Drown complexion
and decideaiy rea nose,
louche or cock-eye, which gives him
half jovial, half sinister expression.
-wears a curly-brimmed, grease-stained
hat, a tortoise-shell- double ,-eye-giass
hanging loose round his neck, shining
coat and trowsers, into tne pocnetB
which his. hands are thrust up to
Holy Days and Holidays.
A correspondent having stated
all the public holidays of the present
year were upon the same day of
wees, as m ioui, iu w cauu4mwvix
of the matter with the following result
The years 1800, 1873, 1879 and the
ten monthsof 1884 have the
holidays and also the Church fasts
festivals on the same day of the
and month. The ordinary public
in the United States occur on
same week and month day in the
1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834, 1845,
1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, the last
months of 1892 and 1896.
Tunneling the Rocky Mountains.
In this age of engineering wonders,
each fresh .achievement attracts com
paratively little attention, and schemes
that twenty years ago would have been
been called incredible or chimerical are
now heard of as matters of course. The
Pacifio' Bailroad, the Suez Canal, the
tunnel through Mont Cenis, and, at last,
even the East River bridge, with its
span hitherto unheard of, are succes
sively put down as in the regular routine
of things, and the World is apt to forget
within how short a- time it pronounced
each of these enterprises to be impos
sible, and as little worth talking about,
for any practical end, as the philoso
pher's stone or perpetual motion. Were
it not for this blunting of the senses to
engineering triumphs, the newest grand
project of the sort that of tunneling
the Rocky Mountains would have had
a similar welcome ; but, as it is, the
scheme is listened to with a kind of
passing amazement, indeed, but still
with little trace of incredulity. : :
Already this colossal undertaking has
been begun, however, and it is hoped in
no long time to push- it to consumma
ion. The tunnel is to begin at a point
near Black Hawk, and to emerge in
Middle Park. It will be twelve miles
long, and at its greatest depth, under
James' Peak; there wiil be 6,000 feet of
earth and rock over it. The object of
the tunnel is not only that of furnishing
an avenue for the railroad,- thus avoid
ing an immense deal of grading on both
sides the slope) "but it is hoped that vast
mining profits will likewise accrue, so
as to make the work remunerative at a
very early day. The bore is to be ef
fected by " diamond pointed drills. '
driven by machinery : and it is calcu
lated that the tunnel will be cut at the
rate of five feet per hour, or sixty feet
per working day. At--the -Black. - Hawk
terminus work is already in progress
and early in 1874 work is to begin at
the other end in Middle Park. -
The preliminary operations have been
remarkable.- The site of a mountain has
been graded down for the face of the
tunnel, and a flume has been built
1.300 feet long from this point to the
nearest water-course. . By mis means a
fall of twenty-fivo feet has been pro
cured for . a stream of water which is
made to turn an overshot wheel. - This
wheel will be used to force air into the
tunnel-T-an indispensable measure for
future proceedings and the waste water
will supply ' the workmen and. their
families.- - It is intended so to shape the
line of the tunnel that it will strike cer
tain valuable mines whose existence is
already definitely ascertained.' If the
expectations of the " Sierra Madre Tun
nel Company of Colorado" are fully
realized, - they will not only construct
one of th-most stupendous works of
engineering ever wrought by human
hands, but will deflect through it nearly
the whole line of Paciho travel, and
make themselves enormously rich. The
expense, however, of their undertaking
is certain, while, until it is fully carried
out, the reward must remain . more or
The- national taste for grandeur .of
dimension should find, in the Rocky
Mountain tunnel, ample gratification.
It will be nearly twice the length of the
Mont Cenis tunnel the distance from
Fpurneax to . Bardonneche being but
seven miles five furlongs while- the
deepest point on the Mont Cenis line
beneath, the, -crest of the Alps is but
3,480 feet. When to these points of
obvious superiority are added the gold,
silver, diamonds, -and other gems the
company hope to find, to say nothing of
the humbler but more useful minerals
the metallurgists promise to delve forth
in its way. me pre-eminence oi - me
American tunnel must at once be claim
ed and acknowledged. If. now, instead
of taking fourteen years the time ex
pended in boring the Alps for me Mont
Cenis -tunnel, its Rocky Mountain rival
should be " put through" in, say, four
which an average bf sixty feet a day,
or even 15.000. feet a year, working
but one end should apparently effect
the element of swiftness of construction
will be attained to endow our colossal
bore with its proper and crowning
national . characteristic. Jsew
Times. - -
Ozone as a Disinfectant.
' A writer in the British Medical-Journal
recommends the manufacture
ozone in the wards of hospitals, for
purpose of their disinfection. Me
serts that their want is a proper supply
of ozone that is. of a body which
capable of decomposing, and so of neu
tralizing the miasms constantly arising
in hospital wards, and which at the same
time is not. hurtful to the patients.
Ozone, it is alleged, is a body which
may be thus used. " A spiral platinum
wire is placed beneath an inverted fun
nel, and - ie rendered incandescent
means of 'Bunsen's pile. Hereupon
nharacteristic smell of ozone is perceived
in the heated air circulating above
funnel, and its presence is shown by
fuf. nnnAr a raariv and practical sup
ply of ozone being thus made available
for the purpose named. ' mv '
Benefit of Laughter.
Probably there is npt the remotest
inlet of the minute blood'
TOBKnla of-the' body that does not
some' wavelet -from the convulsions
hearty laughter. The blood moves
lively .firobablv its chemical. Telectric,
r vital nondition.- is distinctly modified
it conveys a different impression to
the organs 6f the body as it visits
nn that Ttarticuiar mvsrao louniev
we are laughing, from what it does
other times. And so, we doubt not,
o-ood laugh may lengthen onr lives,
vAvino- a distinct stimulus to the
forces. And the time may come
physicians, attending more closely
they are apt to do at present . to the
subtle influence which
soul exerts upon its tenement of
shall prescribe to a torpid patient,
many peals oi laughter, kj m
gone at such and such a time," just
they. now do that far more objectionable
prescription, a pill or an electric or
shock, and -shall study the
and most effective method of producing
the required effect in each patient.
Herald of Health.
WAITING FOR YOU, JOCK.
BY SAMUEL SLICK, JR.
Winter's agoing ; - .
The streams are a-flowing ;
Tlie May flowers blowing
Will soon be in view.
But all things seem faded.
For my heart it is jaded,
Waiting for yon, Jock,
Waiting for yon ; .
Oh, but it's weary work,
- Waiting for yon I - . ' . ! - ' )
Aa soon as the day's done,
My thonghts to the west run ;
- -1 envy the red bub, . t
That sinks from my view.
On yon it's a shining, , I .
While here I am pining, -
Waiting for you, Jock, ,
' . Waiting for you ; -
, Oh, but it's weary work, , , ,
' Waiting for yonl
I sigh when the day beams ; l'
The pitiful night seems
To ohear me with sweet dreams, -That
bear me to yon.
- Each morn as yon flee me, ' '
The fading stars see me,
Waiting for you, Jock, '
Waiting for yon ;
Oh, but it's weary work.
Waiting for you !
Go, robin, fly to him, ' '
Sing ever nigh to him ;
Summer winds, sigh to him ;
Bid him be true I
Where he sleeps on the prairies, '
Oh, whisper, kind fairies,
" Waiting for yon, Jock,
Waiting for yon ;
Oh, but it's weary work, 1 .. . -Waiting
for you I
The best man to back any horse The J
jockey. . . ,'
The hornet is beautifully defined to
be the red-hot child of nature.
A wag, speaking to a blind wood-
sawyer, says that "wnue none ever -,
saw rim see, thousands, nave seen mm ,
saw' .? ' W ' - -
Milwaukee has had a wooden wed- '!
ding. Henry - Block was - married tOtir
Amanda .Board. It was a plain an air.
. A MTNiSTEB walked six miles to marry "
a couple lately; He said he felt-sort of
fee-bill like. , The groom saw it.
" Is that marble ?" said a gentleman,
pointing to a bust of Kentucky's great
statesman. "No, sir; that's Clay,"
quietly replied the dealer. . .. ,
. A little girl sent out to hunt eggs
came" back unsuccessful, complaining
that lots of - hens were standing, round
doing nothing. ... .. - ...
Why are we led to infer that David f
and Joshua were intemperate men? Be- '
cause David, when he went out to meet ;
Goliah on the field of honor, ."took a ...
sling," and Joshua, previous to his at
tack on the walls of Jericho, ",took a
horn" and gave a regular blow. . ,
"An auctioneer at a late sale of antiqui- . -
ties put tip a helmet with the following
candid observations:. '.' This, ladies and
gentlemen, is a helmet of Romulus, the
Roman founder, but whether he was a
brass, iron or type founder, X can not
tell" . ; '
An aged gentleman in Kansas City re
ceived a letter from agents of one of the
swindling lottery schemes, stating that , , -if
he would send $10 he would receive a .
gift of $25,000. The old gentleman re-
plied that it was unnecessary lor pirn to .
send the $10, as they could deduct that
amount from the $25,000. - Me added
that he would be satisfied to allow them .
$25 for their trouble, an that if they
would send him $24,975 he would call it i
Square. . ,. f -lv ;'
Some young men marry for dimples,
some for -ears, some for noses ; the con
test, however, generally lies " between -: ' '
the eyes and hair. . The mouth, too, is , !
occasionally married; the chin hot so
often. ; .
A. v. adv. having the good fortune, to"
have her husband, hang . himself .on an .. -
apple tree, the wife of a neighbor im
mediately came to beg a branch of that '
tree, to have it grafted into one in her -orchard.
" For who knows," says she,
but it may bear the same kind of
The attention of the fair sex is in
vited to a patented process of manufac
turing " s witches" from the bark of the
redwood tree, but a vchoolmistress of
our acquaintance says that for the young r
ladies unaer ner cuarge sue wouiu iuucu
prefer the old-fashioned birch ones.
The Tennyson of Indiana is responsi
ble for the following contribution:
Xonng man, spare tna Dusue ;
Touch not a single pape ;
Thai woman had an awful tussle . . '
To get herself in shape.
Probably more bridges have been
built since 1800 than in all time before.
In 1750 London Bridge was the only
one across the Thames in that metropo
lis, and every attempt to create another
was, through local jealousy, venementry
treated. Between Putney, distant acout
eight miles, and London Bridge there
are now nine bnages. j.nere, was at
one time & mania for bridge-building, t
says the Building News, and Tom
. ., . ... , 1 i- T A.
1'aine, ; me iroe-tninaer, inuerawi vu
span the Schuylkill with a single arch.
A part which he constructed with .
this view went to form a very lofty
bridge over the Wear at Sunderland, .r
South America very early hit upon the
expedient of suspension bridges. All
fees over bridges in London are now
abolished, save in one case. A writer
on this subject recently pointed out
that even the magnificent and enor
mously costly bridge over the Danube,
at Buda Pesth, is free, and adds that no
American bridge is, so far as he ia
aware, tolled, which, we regret to say,
shows the writer's ignorance only too
plainly. . .
. . Declines BEna. Godfather. It is
related of Dan Rice that when in De
troit he was greeted by a seedy looking
chap with, "Is this old Dan?" "It
is," replied uaniei, pieasaiiuy. x u
powerful glad to-ee you ; we had an
arrival at our house iasi mgui, -are
going to call it Dan Rioe."; Dan s
countenance fell at once, and in a sol- .
emn whisper he said : " I'm sorry, but
you are a little too late. I've shaken
hands with forty-eight men thia morn
ing who had named babies after me,
and my last five dollar bill has been
paid out. You'd better strike Barnum
when he comes."