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WHOLE NUMBER 346;'
EATON, . OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30; 1873. ', ;, ? :
She I dead f they laid to him ; soma away ; T
-Kiss her, and lesve her ; thy Jove Im day." .
They smoothed her tresses of dark trown hair, ,
Oa hsr forehead sf stons they laid a isir;
'Over her ayes, 'wnu gased too much, -.Xhaydaew
the lid with a caatle tones.;,
With a tender toneh they closed up well "-'-' :':
.Ths sweet, tola lfps, that had aeeretata tell ; .i
y - : - ......'. '-i .'.' . '
About ner crows sita hhdibi iov
They Ued net yeu ana ner marriage
And'crrew on herwhite feet her white silk shoes,-. ,
pa were the vniteet no eye eouia cnoose,
And ant bar nosonvlhey eroaead her hands t
. "Come away," they said, " God understands."
And AerewBlffleaBohint thero " '-'
, I ' Botiieoat-nd anaaia oi CRiantan, ;.-t. : iu.
a, and roees, and rosemary v . , ,
, r as a iaoy uoma ue m w , -
And they held their breath, ax they left the room
With a ehndder. to glance at it stillness
But he woo laired ber too well to dread '
- xhe rsrfit.-'Jhs ntataly, and. the beautiful dead,
'HaIi?hla"p7Matoorthekey' 1 ft '
- And tornJr4 hv-ejone again he and ahel- ,5
;ai1v; i; v- :' v
. . He and ahe: yet ehe would not apeak, .
" Though he kiaaefl ia the eid ylapa the quiet cheek. a
' ""V i ' - :
i He and ahe;-yet the would net etnfle,
ihouglLbe called her .the name ahe loved erewhile. -r
- He and ahe ; aUH ahe did not more
To any one paaatonate whisper of love. -. 5.. ,:-
; Tbrn heauM, "OPMXp Wdljitil wlUail t)i(1i,
Pmn to Che ear aedetffl to the eenee,
-But to heart and to aonl distinct, intone t :; .
'ee, neIwUltatenwithaouItBotoar; ' -
. 'Wl waa the secret of dying, deart., " , ,t'.-Tv; " '
- " wif ti ; the liaflnite wander of aB ' '
' - That yTer oosld let Ufo" lower fattt 5 i -
- Or wai it a greater marrel to feel
The perfect calm o'er Jho agony steel T
' fraa the mlrarle greater to And naar deep '
Bercnd aUdreaaaa aaak lowaana thscesl
Did Heroll back 1U record, dear,-: . - -
: . . And show, at ttiay say W does, past thinga clear t
' : and-nmnrmeei beast-ei the busi.Tf '
-jjo And o4 aovhsf . wisdom lore iaj "
' O perfect dead !'0 dead most dear! - '
. 1 hold the breath of my soul to hear Tprfj '
. ' J liwten as deep as toAorriblehefl,' ' '
Am high as to hcaiau, and yon do not ten.
r r s -5- . a .
PSeteJmnal bepleesure in dying, sweet.
To make yog so maoioagom nearl y
': 1 would tell pou, darling, Jf I -were dead,"
'JU 'twere your hot tun upon my brow Iliad;
1 ' 1-wewd amy', wotrVtba aaget of deathbed hud !
His swordsamy bps to keep it unsaid; ... .
' Tou abomd not sak eamry, with atraanitngeyes, - -..'
Which of aU death's was the ehlefest annn lea '
-. The Tery strangest and suddenest thing .
Of sB the siirnrisea that dyin must brmg. . .
-. 1 , ,v . ' 1
Ah, 4eoUea world LtOmoat kind dead!, -
. Though he told me, who will beUen it waa aaid t
' vr -Wn wfil belie whrt be heard ber say V" -'..
With the aweet, softTOioe, in the dear old way I . ;
7 TneSnwonderlatniA -1
; 'And see you, and lore jrra, sndkissyou, deer;- '
" f ' : :-. ; "i " ' - . " 7
And amyoOT angel who was your .bride;
. And know that, though dead, I have never died."
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AUNT ELLEN'S STORY.
" D- tell 'vm' Aunt IHlen, why Bay
. ? Glyriaon, thoaurk ProteetiMity became
.. jay. umt,7iriaMng the request lor cousin
liaar and inrBelf.
. ,' Well, girls,", she replied, '"narino;
- - nftught else to do just now, X mu com
; ' . ply with' roar wjsa and besides, it will
be a good lesson lor both of you." And
C-s withoark -fririJier' preliiriinary-remarks
1 Aunt EUeri ooramenced her stoir-, ' I--'l.tt-l-fl
was about jour -ages, girls, when
-" I that whiclu I'm -about to relate hap-
., pened, Jennie uriswold, iiay a com-
Mnion. was what is- denominated 1
. ;. romp. : People seemed to like her all the
- better for the -manner- in wiuon sne
-' acted, for. withal, eh was a truthful,
open-hearted girl, titxe waaytne- leader
in all our eirlish TOorta : and nothing
that oeourred in our set was -considered
complete unless J ennie was at- thehead
I I 01. ia. ;gne seemea to ynrase ner own
; lively spirit into whatever undertaking
. ' efhaKwa eoaaoernedinr s:-r " -5
' i JUt Qlyndoa wa :the friend and
: -j6 nAdiMite-ol - Jennie. Their affection
.. , . for each other, in its intensity, resem-
' bled love more than friendship. . Prom
i y Jennie and Bay's fertile brains origi
" " sated most of lh0 enterprises the girls of
. . - our oommTinvty-gpgaKed in. One day
'.V the news came into tha Tilhtg where we
resided - that there were a number al
- gipsies encamped on its' outskirts, and
. that among them there was a - fortune-
- teller. iThe'girls thonght that iolly
. good newSjfor- w; were just dying to
': nave oar tort tines told. : Tnat very day
Bay dropped ipon party of us girls
' .' who were discussing, prospectively, the
fun we were Koina to have. . It was soon
settled that we should visit the gipsj
. ' - encampment ' the following Thursday,
It being. Monday, we had nearly three
- -days invwhich -to -bother our minds.
, - thinking what the ' old witoh was going
' : - to tell us about ,ihe past, present and
' . future. I.-. ir-' tii,' 7 ' -. ... ' 71-' H.'
- " The next daJlay informed ns that
7 ' . : Jennie had declined to become one of
the party that 'she bad 'been quite
- -. , melonoho ly for the" last three days, which
accounted forour noji having seen her
jiineh to par sarpriseyor shf was usually
' - "wi&fnV5ltnd that Shier latf dreamed; on
three ' successive nights, that sbe was
going toflie, V auadaiijdeath. We were
-' astonished. - The verr- idea of Jennie
: ".teinz nd and grave was something we
-i iit GBrJLs.: saidLBay.4orae; slong and
see- yon eaa t rjersuade her to
:,pariy;ncTve talked to" her Ctill I was
"tired, but in vain; she won't join as.
, v 'ilNoir I want yon allfco ee .if ; you ;cam
; crevail anon- her," ,;. - i
l'."""' "j.Well, we adjourned to ; Jennie
ui,ki fBenri and after daai4ol"',coaiing, she
7, consented to", become, pne of, the. party
jh.the-ipllpwiuaTharsdayVv. The ap
' V. TXiated da,v came. The sun. never shone
v.vjtionaf merrier party-of irirla," with -the
' ; sole exception of Jennie. : 1 We 'laughed,'
. .casttJorrciraietyj was free and. nearly
bat wetxrald not suooeed in bringing
-he aaadom ef a anuie at esme face.
; A.e VVrit-sr kunliBrt -fch '-gipsy en-
. ...eamDment. an" old. witch-like , woman
L oamef fernard and desired to know if we
. "; -wished to'consult her. iri ' regard to that
t-XS J in,.store, for uii .Hving
manded ner lees, wJuoru we aeooroingi;
paid, and she at onoe oommenoed he
;. wtxrnoetications. '- - :.
: "Jennie waited till the last The old
crone told her she would prefer not to
make any -revelations to her,' for She
could tell her naught else bat what
would make her -sad and despondent.
Jennie did not reply, bnt made a ges
ture for her' to proceed. Then - the
seeress continued, . and informed - her
that bat a short time ago. she had - been
gay and frolicsome, bit. sorrowful
change nad come o er ner spirits.
will tell thee why this difference
iu such a short period. Thou hast
dreamed that a violent -death -, will soon
be thy lot. . Tis the- truth ! . Such will
be thy late, 'l'ny spirit win naantsome
spot farhiliaf to thee while on earth.
More I cannot tell thee.' - - , -
- We turned oar steps homeward, sad
at heart, for the eirjsv's prophecy, being
Jennie 'b dream, almost word for word as
ahe had related it, gave as the Diues.
; . " Nearlv a week had elapsed 'since oar
visit to the gipsy, when, one night,. At
about twelve o'clock, the village was
aroused to assist in the search for Jen
nie who had mysteriously disappeared.
She had gone - in, the early pari ef the
day to visit & friend ; when ten .'o'clock
in the evening came and she had hot
returned home, 'her parents "became
alarmed, a They sent-: to:., he friend's
house,- and answer , was -returned that'
she had left before sandpwn. , Inquiries
were made, bat none had seen Jennie,
excepting the friend' she "visited,' since
morning. -Then," as-1 said before, all
the men, turned out to, aid in the search
for the lost one.,, au engaged in w wim
the greatest, possible zeal,' for Jennie
waS - erenerallv esteemedJ'"as '; were her
-paTeata also, for whom the largest sym-
pstoy was ieii. xneyj etsonMieu.; auo
whole night ; bat, when daylight came
success had not rewarded their efforts.
There ' remained one ; more place in
which, to search for ner,-&nd that was in
the stream which wound its way along
the environs of the' village there, at
least,- they might find her .dead body.
They had not sought Bery long before
they found her' hat, wet and shrunken,
lying on the river" bank ; while, a short
distance off, one of the planks which
composed part of the frail bridge that
spanned the river appeared .as if it. had
suddenly given away, and hung down to
the surface of the stream. The natural
conclusion was that while Jennie was
crossing the rivet the treacherous plank,
had -given away and precipitated .her
into the water? for, there bad been a
great deal of complaint .for some time
that the bridge was in a bad condition.
They accordingly dragged the river, bat
without ending the Doay. - j or a ion
night her mysterious -' fate formed ? the
ceaseless topic of conversation, .and the
gipsy s prophecy nad oecome a nornoie
roalitv ! ' . i'- -'. "i -
r" Ianng a lew days oi wie penoa tubs
mentioned? etartlin a reports had reached
. . - ' ' m a ail . w ? A
the villase. -daily, that Jennie's ghost,
spirit,, or whatever you will choose to
call it. had been seen haunting an old
rami which waa situatca atou6 a- miia
from the vilhure.' - A-uarty was iormecL
enmiitiiuF mt ladies and centlamen. to
TYiVeeticate th truth of - the story, and
one bright, moonlight nigni we suucxea
for' the mini whieh was ;an old stone
building that had not been occupied for
a quarter ot a century,, and was aimosp
overgrown with 1 ivy. .And this place
had been ' one -of -Jennie's frequent re-
serts. ' Many a time had ner gay laugh
ter awakened the echoes therein. '.
" The building was three stories in
height. From the topmost window, the
lowerpart of which was on a level with
the floor. ' there - protraded a slab of
stone largo enough for a person to Btand
noon.' A man of average - height could
stand 1 within tne- - easmeBS - wmuow.
With the laminoas silvery rays of the
moon shinintr upon it, the old building
waA a beautiful sight to behold, and one
Which : I shall .never ; forget. - We all
crowded ' together. ' hashed ' and - ewe-
stricken, waiting for the jphantom, if
snch there r was." to appear.: i Bay Glyn-
don Btood airecflv in front of as ,facmg
the ruin. But a short time, had elapsed
before weberteld. Khding to the window
IXhsva mentioned so particularly, a fig-
are robed in white.
r'ATK aha.' 'tis Jennie V. we all ! mar-
mnred'BimnltaBeoBslv; -' , - " . -.
"The' Bpecter ' stood, distinctly, oat-
lined. within the Window. We were cer
tain we looked noon a oeing 01 anomer
world. - She stood there for about three
miojites, wlin she moved-forward.apon
the slab of Btone I have described. Sad-
denly we saw Bay make a motion with
her hands to the apparition, and heard
her cry oat i . .. . . - ;
jt)r od s Bake, Jennie, go on tnai
.".Were we dreaming ? . 1 Had we heard
"Raw address a Dhantom as if it were
human Demcr? we naa not reoovereu
from our surprise before we beheld the
slab of stone cleave the air, together
with the ghost, which," judging from the
velocity with which it descended, was
composed of more weighty snbstanoe
than we had supposed. -Kay, as sne
saw the stone glide into the air, with
heart-rendine shriek sank to the ground.
For a moment we did - not move. . Our
blood was cold, and oar limbs felt as
thev were -frozen to .the earth. 7: 1 don't
know whose voice it was that aroused
as from this-beanmbed -state ; but who
ever spoke-broke - thafr- bomble spell
that was upon as, and with-, one accord
we rushed forward and iound . living,
breathing human being almost crashed
to death. 'Twsg no spirit, bat Jennie
Griswold who-tty at dux feet, a poor,
bleeding mass or humanity. - ;
- -The young -men made a Utter
branches - of trees, to- -which " we ' girls
aaded 3dm wrappings', and ;oh which
' they tenderly carried her vhbme. Bay
seemed vio.be suddenly, ber eft ..of her
senses. v,.Dflo BODDea iwutuy ummg our
return, talked incoherently raved,
rather-and not one lucid word or ex
pression" would she vouchsafe in reply
to'oa inquiries. K We" Boon." Arrived
her parents- house with oar unconscious
burden. - Oar story was soon told to the
bewildered, already long sorrow-stncKen
parents aad created a sad surprise.
physician was- immediately sent for, and
on - his : eorainjz. after an examination,
pronounced her injuries fatal. ' When
Bay heard his deojsioq her mind became
tranquil, and she exerted herself to the
mtmost in ettendine on Jennie. , She
sat by hex friend's bed till she died ; and
then they had to drag Bay away from
' Before she breathed her last, Jennie
xplained , the cause of her singular
rlAAth. Bav and she had heard of the
arrival of , the gypsies , before anybody
else in the village, some how or other,
and ' this suggested 'a good practical
joke. ' They at , onee . went to : the -old
fortune-teller, and prompted her to pre
dict Jennie's "fa-agio fate, which, as the
sequel showed, she accordingly did, for
which they paid her handsomely. The
day of her disappearance she had placed
her hat on, the river's bank, and had also
pushed the plank into the water. Ample
provisions, mi n it uiw vxwuco, aum
luwm Tint in the ruins lorn? beforehand.
That night when the accident befell her,
she had intended to return home with
1 as per prior arrangement with Atay
in a far different condition - to what
she really did. She begged all to for
give her .and Atay ior me craei jo&e,
and then peacefully -died. Bay Glyn
don devoted her . lif e thereafter to God
and charity, as the best" atonement- for
her sin," for such she considered it ; and,
although educated a Protestant, she
joined a Catholic association,, taking the
name of Sister Marie..' .,''".
" Girls, my storv is finished, and the
lesson I hope it wfll teach you is this :
Never- indulge in practical jokes, -for
you have heard- the fearful ending of
Jennie Griswold ; so once more I say,
let it be a life-long lesson for yoa both."
Railway Accidents in England and
Th recklessness of Ameircan railway
officials waa onoe proverbial,, if it not
how ; but English railroads are bearing
off the palm in the number of- accidents
and in the number of Uvea ;destroyed.
The list . of casaalties , by .rail, in that
country recently has been frightful, and
the people of . England have become
alarmed td such' an extent that la per
fect panic exists among railway travel
ers, and threatens o Daxutrupk mo xtu
road companies. As many as eight ac
cidents in one day "were recently an
nounced ' by ' a- cable dispatch, and
scarcely a day passes that one or more
does not occur. A Parliamentary return
issued to the British Board of . Trade
gives the statistics of railway disasters
for 1872 in the United Kingdom.- The
return ia the first which' has been pre
pared for ;an. entire - period 01 twelve
months under the regnlation of rail
ways act,; 1871. ' The total number of
persons killed during - the year, accord
ing to this return, was l,li5f and 3,038
were injured. . - The total number of pas
sengers killed was 127 24 from causes
beyond their own contsol, and 103 from
their own misconduct or want of caation.
The total namber of passengers mjarea
4B2. of whom 1.247 received their
injuries from causes beyond their own
control, and 215 from' their own miscon-
' . ... . - JTVI 1
a not or wane 01 -cannon.-; j.hs nuimna
of railway servants returned as hilled
under the former head is 64, and ander
the latter 568 ; the injured in these two
classes are 376 and l,ui -respectively.
Seventv Tjersons were killed and 63 in
jured while passing over railways at
level crossings. - Under the head of tres
muuiATB and suicides, zoa are reporaeu
an killed and -107 injured : and miscel-.
lrfnnons. not included iany Of the pre
ceding classes, 386 killed and 181 in
inrnri . a imt is also erven 01 uie num
ber of accidents nnattended with loss of
life or personal iniary; It extends over
thirtv-two Daireaof the blue-book, bat
no summary is appended. It appears
fmm rmrf of the tables lh the book that
the total number of passengers killed
on railways from causae beyond their
own control from 1862 to 187a was 37 A.
Tn an -introductorv "note it was stated
that t,heaa returns are made Dv the com-
naniea themselves. - and the great dis
crepancies between the number of acci
dents returned by the various companeis
leads to a doubt whether - they all make
the return with equal care ana complete
ness. . ... -
- The Railroad Gazette publishes a
tn.Knla.ted exhibited ot accidents in this
country for the year beginning with
rJeptember 1, loz, ; ana enaing august
31, 1873. -, For . the twelve . months the
following table presents tne ngurea ; f
December... . . . .
" . 2 -
r . 87
Jane. . . -. -Juy
..: .......1.309 : Sil... 1,410
The Panic and Americans Abroad.
The 1 Liondon 1 eorrespondent of the
New York Evening JPosi writes as
The Yankee- speculators, who have
mines. -railways, 'and concessions "of
other kinds for sale, are quietly folding
their tents and stealing away- They
know very well that in this market there
is no hope for any American enterprise
that requires money aavances ior in
next six months; , The - aggregation of
" generals," colonels," and " commo
dores" is now devoted to hand shaking.
With thelight-heaxtedness characteristic
of. the country, they vdo not by any
means despair of the whole steam
boat' ? some time or other,, notwithstand
ing their inability to. eecare the " gang
plaiik" at present. Many of these Mark
Taelevs will ro home in the eteeage, or
work their passage, if, need be, TatLe
; Letters of. credit are looked at askance
by everybody.'. England and the Conti
nent are ' fall of - Americans who -are
really Tieedy. i' A great, many deposited
their all in New York before they started
on their toars, and they find themselves
penniless now.- Most of them, however,
can eet all the monev they want by be
coming personally liable where - they
draw. , . The - local banks are helping to
that extent, but they will not recognize
nor listen to old letters oi credit, mean
time sharpers .ere . plying their trade.
Self-styled Americans, who never saw
the United States, except on a map, are
telling doleful tales, :to,' kind hearted
olersrvmen andjridawB all over England.
and poeketmg . .iVtidy. iinopme,". ;of
course. . . . .
American type-foundries are now get
ting the better of John Ball in casting
Ix is the female mosquito that bites.
San Fbancisco had 12,810 arrests last
ITan cattle driven from Texas this
year is likely to be about 600,000 head.
M. Thebbs is catcher for an Evans-
ton, DL, base-ball club.
No osrs ever sees a drunken person
in the streets of Paris. . '
CmOAOO has abolished jeorporal pun-;
ishment in her .schools. . -,.- . .. ' -.
JiirEg C. "Veal, of Daviess county,
Ind., has sold 100,000 watermelons this
season' c ! -rm'i ''?' '
T Tnwa tha nrinA nf a .marriaiTe li
cense has been reduced to a quarter ot
a dollar. - ' . '
Tnm TrTTa TV KueiTes An ui averacre
one hundred letters per day, and nearly
all contain " religious remittances.
In England a Society has been formed
for ' the ' purpose ef demonstrating to
mankind .that the world is perfectly
flat . - . . - .
Tsa Liondon market for ice is now
altogether supplied-from Norway. The
amount varies from 30,000 to 60,000.
tons., . . . .. . .
Fobty years ago, there were twenty-
three miles of railroad in the- United
States, and now .there .are .about 53,000
miles. ; . . -; " -.-.'; .
A qhntleman who was once betrothed
to Sasaa B. Anthony - resides ' at"-Du
buque, and has, an air of snopeiess mel
ancholy, . . , , .
Thb valuation of milwaakee has m-
nreased $2,000,000 daring the past year,
while the increase of business done was
$12,000,000. " ' . - .
Tint ' -Dorters of European railways
complain bitterly of the sue and weight
01 Amerioan trunas. no one tnere ever
thinks of lagging about - saoh portable
aafes, ,;;; :j;; " l.iytr-
. It is now- definitely 1 settled that ,the
telecraph wires in Germany " are " no
longer to be affixed to poles in the open
air, bat are to be Dunea in anaergrpunu
tubes. . ' r ' .' ' '
'l ' A Camfobsia" paper tells ' about a
boy climbing a tomato-vine to get away
from a mad dog. Tomato vines obtain
an enormous : size in California, and so
do lies.- ; yv: v.-.;' i ;. ;
... Thk Paris Figaro informed its read-
ers the other day that Marshall jeweu,
bur new Minister to Versailtos, r-is a
"Marshal in. the army of ihe United
States r .
Thk Icelanders are beginning to emi
grate -quite vextensively to the -United
States. They are said to. resemble the
Scotch in appearance, and are a bright,
clean - and healthy-looking v class , of
people... a 7. .
" ' These are very few whisky bloats
among the Wisconsin newspaper men
not to exceed a dozen;, and there are
100 or more who believe in and practice
total abstinence. ibna du Jbao Com
morwealti. r : ; til ;; ;..-r:'?if , '-'
't, Taw -costly Devastation,- the piece de
resistance of the English navy, has ex
perienced -at last" the - long-wished for
trial of . her sea-going qualities.-., - In
clearinflr Eastern Bav. on the west coast
of Iceland, she encountered : very heavy'
seas, and her , baoyangr .elicited aniver-
Wonderful Fertility of Peruvian Soil.
[Lima Cor. Chicago Tribune.]
In speaking of, the wonderful' fertili
ty of. the soil ire Pera, I bave never
spoken of a little plant, or - leaf, they
have here, which I never, met with In
nv othflr nlace or country. ,1 do not
know the botanical name, and I hope
that some botanist or savant can give
me -the name and species.- - The natives
take a simple pale-green leaf, something
likn a ferric and pin it to the wall, with a
' 777-j -i v. ivi; U :i '
common pin Biaun. uuuugu xe j uo r"
it on to the plain aaooewaii. . oome-
times they fasten it up with a tack.
The leaf itself is. not so large as a
0nra.Timm4eaf. - Incredible : as it may
seem, from this leaf will spread put tiny
tendrils and shoots, and ueucais leaves
will form, and will spread, and run, and
nover the whole walL - I had one in my
own. side-yard or corral, that covered
the entire side oi tne wail, ana it grew
from one small "leaf' pinned on' to : the
adobe to bold it in place. ,1 it beeomeea
thrifty running vine, ; I would not be
lieve it possible bat that I have seen it
reneatedlv and successfully tried.: -in
the poorer houses, the natives plant
oommen comota for sweet potato) in
part of a glass of water, changing the
water weekly, and leaving at least half
the potato above the water. . This glass
is then Disced in a corner of . the room,
behind a table-leg or a cnair, on . tne
floor, and near the walL In a fortnight
a beautifully green vine shoots from the
ton of the ootato. and runs at will all
. . .... - 1 1
over the wall, curling its long green ten
drils around ' pictare-fram.es, over car-taia-eornices,
anywhere you may choose
to train it, and often -covering ana em
bowerine a whole window for" the win
dows' need never' be closed for stonn.
rain. '- Yet i have repeatedly sent the
same kind of potato to my friends
New, York and at the West, and,"
spite of all mj directions and their at
tentions, the vine woald never grow and
the plant : sever flourish. -1 presume
requires other soil and temperature. ,
Dresume it red aires other soil and" tem
perature. Bat this is the country for
flowers. . Flowers bloom here perpetu
ally, and in great abundance. -
A Submarine Railway.
The" Minister, of Pnblio Works -at
Versailles, M. DesseiHiguy, has address
ed a circular ' to "the French prefects
regarding the; proposal -of constructing
a submarine railway between England
and France. He states that a scheme
has been- submitted ' to the two govern
ments by au; Anglo-French Company
build "a tunnel under the , channel
about 34,000 meters long,- ioahected
with the railwavB on each shore by un
derground lines of about ten kilometers
in lensrth. the oompany aBkmg 'ne peeu-
niary assistance or ; guarantee, . except
the perpetuity of the exclusive right
work the railway and freedom from com
petition. The English Government re-
Tlied- that it saw no obiection to the
proposal, except so far as regarded the
monopoly, to which it could in no case
give its assent. ' Before ' any bailding
arrangements were made, the principle
of the project should be submitted.to
public examination.' With this view,
instructions ' have been issued to - the
Prefect of the Pas-de-Oalais to open an
inquiry, and at the same time the Min
ister thinks it desirable that ft work of
this international importance should be
-placed before the Chamber of Commerce,
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and he requests the prelects ox tne af
ferent departments to invite the cham
bers within their jurisdiction to favor
him with their views on the project..
Preparing for the Family Visit.
; Th folln-winsr ruw sketch bv the Dan-
bnrv man is so natural and life-like that
we are constrained to believe Bailey has
' been. there himself - . -. ' ?
The man. across the way is in Kidge-
fleld this week, visiting his ancle Jo
seph. He, took his wife and boy with
him. They left on the 9:45 a. m. train. '
There is nothing very remarkable about
this, but the preparation and ."the get
ting away , was , so. extremely . natural
that we thought we would epeak of it
The night before, they stayed Bp antu
twelve o'clock petting everything in.
readinessand as the train was to. leave
at 9:45 they got up the next morning at
450. His wife got ap first, aad looked
oat doors to see if it was going to rain,
and was qaite-sareit was, and as it was
too 4ark-at. that hoax to., difltinguiah ob
jects yoa couldn't touch, it was extieme-
ly probable that she waa right. .1 While
she prepared the breakfast he sat on the
edge of the bed, and endeavored to dress
the progeny, pat not saooeeamg, owing
to a, great- weakness .of , the eyes, in. get
ting the 'boy's jacket over the boy's legs,
he gave up the- effort, and fell to dress
ing himseil.. , Alter preaiaast, a,urmg
which he fell asleep and tipped over a
cup of ' eonee, he looked one ot , on win-,
dow, and concluded it weuld.rain sure,
and" immediately looked out of another
window and exoressel .belief: that it
was about, to clear off again.- Pretty
Boon he went, down 'Btreet to Becare a
hack,- and came back again to wait for
it. - This was about 8 o clock.. ; t
At a Quarter past eight he came over
to ask as if we thonght it -would .rain.'
.Twenty minutes past he 'asked the party
next door what he thought oi--tne
weather. . At twenty-five aniriates .past
he . solicited the orjinion of a little erirl
on ' the next street, and at hall-past
eight he was waylaying - every body on
the topic. About , this time his wile,
bavins: twice repacked the trunk, aad
twice re-dressed . the; progeny, had-got
oa her redingete .aad jocney, ana witn
a bouquet in one hand and a smelling botj
tie in the other, took np a position in the
parlor to wait for ' the hack, which was
due in. . one hoar and ten minutes, city
time. After sitting there tn a calm and
patient attitude for eleveti seconds,' she
jumped up and came over to ask our
wife if she thought the back breadth was
not a little too fulL' The lady consulted
at once made a thorongh examination of
the back breadth, and and was briefly
able toioake'-the gratifying announce
ment that, the back breadth was. not a
bit too full. With her suspicions al
layed, the wife: 'of the man across the
way returned home, reaching there just
in tune to rescue the progeny irom a
tub of rainwater, into which -he. had
promptly fallen on. discovering that he
was aiouts. xio wtu iucbbcu u "u-c..
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(Some people woald have emptied that
water early in the morning,, and set nre
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to the tup. out tnev ao not live acrotw
thb' av - As it was now 9 o'clock, and
three-quarters; of an hour. before the
train was to start, it was reaaoiiauio
to' expect 'the' arrival of the hackman,
and the advent of that, worthy-was ac
cordingly watched for. The man took
ap his station at the gate and the -next
corner, and between those - two .points
he moved with commendable celerity.
His Wife .took advantage of the lull to
come over , and asK oar wiie u sne
ever saw any thin sr like it, which that
ladv conscientiously admitted she hadn't.
Then the nrst lady put ner neaa out oi
the window and looked down' the street,
but seeing' no indication ' -of - the- hack-
man.' asked her husband-if that man
had come . jet. Thirteen seconds
later, she ran her head oat again, and
asked him where the .progeny was. He
didn t Know, ana as it was auHoiuwuj
necessary that he should keep' moving
between-: the gate and tne. corner, u tne
hackman ever came, there was nothing
else to : do bat to go after the progeny
herself, which she did. He was in the
back yard, running, in connection with
another boy, a double-barreled bakery,
and was completing- an -order for five
mad-pies, when his mother lighted upon
him. His transit to the . .house was in
much' less time than any boy coald rea
sonably expect to make.- By the time
he had got into, the fourth clean suit.
the hackman came, and: drew ap in
front of the house. - as did- also the
children of the -entire --neighborhood.
The arrival of the hack wad the signal
for , general and : complete .confusion.
The nrocenv was ooked into the car
riage by his mother, and ' immediately
pulled out ' again by: his father; who
cuffed -him on the head, and asked him
what he meant.' Whereupon the chil
dren laughed,' and the progeny turned
bis eyes on his nose and, Kept tnem
there. After the family was loaded, and
the baggage got aboard, the man of the
house commenced to trim it oi tne iumg
left behind, and the next five minutes
were employed in v recovering - those
articles.. Finally the hack drove off,
the woman' protesting that something
was forgotten, and firmly asserting that
nobody else ever went. away, a(y: such
short notice, and so illy prepared, as she
was: obliged ?toj Then thosaof the
children who failed to .-catch on behind,,
as the hack drove away, fell to calling'
the more successful ones What names
they could think of, in the harry, 'and
' the women of the neighborhood moved
back from their blinds, where they had
been posted for the last half .hoar, and
came out doors to exchange opinions
over the feioev -r-' ---..'.
Tee trial of Bazaineis expected to last
three months, as no more than five
sittings, each of four hours, are to take
place during the week.
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
Atpt,-r mav be kept for a length of
time without rotting by incasing each
apple in a case of tissue paper : and
putting them in lath crates, in a dry
nlace. where a free circulation of air is
obtained.. F-aek crate should not con
tain over a bushel and ' a half, and u
set together a space of ten inches should
be between each crate.
At this season of the year the roads
are liable to nave rats cat into tnem,
which, if allowed to fill with water; are ,
eat deeper by each-passing team. it
has been suggested tnat persons oe em
ployed permanently to - keep ; roads in
repair, instead of the annual turnouts
of the inhabitants. , xne suggestion ia
a crood one. and merits attention at : the
hands of legislators, t v I ; I 7. .
Get Seed Cobk. As soon as the corn
is hard and has a fine gloss over the
kernel it can be gathered for seed.- The
best ears should be selected and broken
off. the husks stripped back and used
to hang the ear by, when it should - be,
bang in a dry, airy place, no too warm,"
and allowed to thoroughly care. Corn,
if well cared and dry,' will resist 80 de
grees oi cold ana bum -germinate u
wet and crreenness that talis corn." xe-,
sides, by selecting the best ears, grown'
upon , the . pest' matured -'Vtaus,- tne
orrower is au . tne - time- amprovmir . iiis
corn, and this is an item worth looking
after. ' - -itovn.
A CbCbap FtLTKB. Take a. whisky
barrel,, cut holea in each , end large
enoueh to admit the house spout. -'- la.
the lower end have a tin spout to empty
into . the cistern . the. water 'flowing
through " the barrel. -" Fix " the spoat
firmly into? the '. head,' and cover it with
fine meshed wire cloth. . Fill the barrel
one-third full with clean charcoal j then
place oyer una a iiraw at wuo . iwu, 1
very fine mesh, and oyer this put cparsey -1
clean sand enouea to nil tne next uura
of the barrel : then a, screen' of . coarse
wire, elotlv . ill, the last third witn.
charcoal, pat in the head, tarn on -thai
and yoari filter ia- oompletftT
galvanized wire dothisased it wilL U
mach better, as 'it will not ruflt. ; ; -j
tnrai paper, tn. uoroener a Mron cie,
another witn a utter, nu Vfv"
amsJl mo of what was called "strike on
CtolbraS:-t The pigs were taken, with
what seemed to. be epileptic fits .- they 1
suffered -great pain uttering occasional j
shrieks, and .constantly throwing back,
their heads convulsively.- xneyoied m
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a few hoars after, the first seizure.. (in 1
examinmg these pigs - the brain was
fband all right ', the stomach and intes-
tines were inflamed , in large , pacthes,
showing that their death was caused by
irritant poison taken in the swill. The
lesson to, bet learned : is that while dry
salt is good for pigs when taken volun
tarily, when it is given ia excess ia each
a way that they--are ooiigea to ta&e it,
t .1 r .....
1 is. ueauijr yvt-ouLu - , t- j
Co al-ashes. The following, experi
ment of M. Tjeboaf," of "Argenteau, -
upon the value of eoal ashes, shows that
in the ashes alone, without any mixture
of soil or any manure, plants mav grow
and comflTito marancyw jlubb ubvuik
filled three pots with, ashes, he planted
in the first "wheat, in: the' Beeond. oats, f
and ia' the -third : strawberries. The
accomplished .during the
ami predaced. rail, -jieavy grainB.. ; .
-The. straw, of the wheat attained-a
height of about 4 feet 6 inches, while
that of the oats grew to about 8 feet 6
inches, .- . The experiments have been
several times repeated with the same
8nccess.c? ?a. 7i i
Thb Hobsk PErmoie. The following
ia The .Horse petition to iiib inyer.
as published by the Society for the Pre
vention , of Craelty to? Animals, . It ' is
the -desire of the lady- managers that
all children should commit this pretty
appeal to memory r .- -ic ? ' -.r .
Up the hilL whip me not ; .
Down the mil, nurry me not ,
Ia the stable, forget me not ; ,
Of hav and corn, rob me not :
With sponge and brash, neglect me
BOt ; ;, : ; ' ;-r j,',.. -.t .
. Of soft, dry Dea, deprive me not ; .
i t men: Tir cuiu, c-iiiii me iiy , - . -
With bit or reins, jerk me not ; t ,
And when yoa . are angry, strike- me
.4. . ..-. '-. -,':. II i V .' 1 i"? ' 'C
i Ciioyra'HAV jutd' BiBAWi A I eor
respondent . says': ,"I a now feeding
clover hav Pat into the mow last sum
mer aboat half-careo.' M Aboat One foot
thick :of clover, spread evenly over: the
mow, then the same amount of. straw ;
again - -elover'';alternatihg - with' -Straw.
Piittinflr several loads in - this manner,
it. hpcomfw nearlv as creen as fresh cut
grass or clover; perfectly free from dost
or smoke. AlL-stook eat it with great
avidity, milch cpwa doing . splendidly
upon it, eating the straw nearly as Well
as the clover, V I ; think jaicea pf ; the
lover are to a certain extent absorbed
by the straw, making it nearly as good
as the clover, -'and preventingthe latter
from heating, ana preserving iw;
and sweetness." - : - : -7 '
' Feed Fowls a Lrrrxa and Often;
It is a very careless method of ; feeding
fowls where the grain ia thrown down in
great heaps on the groand or floor, f It
is not only wasteful, bat injafioas to the
fowls, because they get over-fed, and it is
in an important respect contrary to their
habits, for their nature isr te " scratch.
Watch the old hen with, a brood.when
she is jast let oat of the coop. . She
hardtv stirs from the Bpoti bat as soon
Bt she realizes her freedom, down go her
claws into the soil, and afterward, when
ever yon see ner, sne is a is. . -
Always. feed. then, no more than ; can
be eaten at once,, and take care that it is
nn rn.ttAred amonsr some ' fisht rubbish
that ; Jiheyl may bave the . laxary of
scratching for it. If feed is baried in
fh fresh: Berth, then1 they 'tret, with
their mouthfuls-of grain, .something of
use to their , peculiar digestive organs.
Grain, however, should not be allowed
to come ia contact with the filthy, tainted
soil too often found in. the poaltry-
W1. !':''' v .' , t..:. , i
' The exhibition of' bridal 'presents
at wedding receptions ia no longer cor
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. "PUTS" AND "CALLS."
A WALL STREET IDYL.
Tot mix fair years, good wife of mine, - l
. The worm as memea xoin nave uun i -Binoe
iirat I pat my lipe to thine, . r .'ft'
And save te thee a rlD as Bonus. .-I V -
It scaroelT seems so distant now,
- and yet enrages snow k, o;
A matronly Five-Twenty thou, . . " . ' ..'
ana lU-UUDgn u Dwee.Aiunn . ' . .t
perchance wben then, with soethinc sir, r.
Hast railed me - Dock !" I've been slameona;
.Or when thy mother styled me BeartT - f
I've been a uuu tnougn onus s wire ww .
But if onel Shares of (rood intent -. - -
Are not what ha is always largeJn-,ftff j f
At least I'm sure I never meant ' " -
Thai mine should havetoo amau.ajaiiTi ; ,
If e'sr, that I area Short In Stpolr t r,. . - , ;'.."
Of patience, thou bast leen a moUTues; .
Or IMi Check from thee, to lock . -- , - . . :-" ' .
My warmest reeunga in a uomwr, -
Exchange of Kotes on the above -. ; -.
And left ue long in bonds of love.
liaa qmcsiy spea vxv nwn nr . "
With ell ear lw-rences mjumb,
Nor need I ask; of right, . ',: I ' u ii .
What in our Pays of Grace was proffered,
That thou ahduldW no Protest at Sqgkfr? oiiftt 1
or novertv. if Draft were offered.
Tny pramieetbea to bear with all : ft Jij:'!
xnecniusoi mw wiukiu muw, - - . - : - :
Infixed SeeaHty-I OaU ysl r.ff.- lbrfift-r.s--v
It's verDal oontracx so iwito. .
That, bjrs turn of Torttme'e Wheel, . -
; I'm poorer tnsn kvowig .nw,
Is bnt enough to make na feel; ' - -
, I'm sure, but merest paasiug Panic ;
And if we can no longer dreaa
In cloth and ilk of costly tisrae, .
We'H have our eliBdran, stUl, to blest, .-
Nor ever deem them over-iasue.
Beyond the city's crowded ranks.
Aneety Bun upon tnat awn,-.!
XI av hrlnir our earW vouth's reviviiuf :
And it thef uture of nrylife rjqr- t jjk'l
Hhoiild be the oreeent oloua
im elmN it to th deaneslv Vr'ife
Hfr, i.dt ":
Thsf.vp bloat m "RvokT TroVpT
A WALL STREET IDYL. Orpheus C. Kerr, in the Graphic,
with nve-rjent oigar to wrioeTive-aiiar
rmffa.rj,fs,;f,r,.-t i0 ICnt ,i" irv? -spoat,
ot thinglish-eomio papers jays
IiADiKa -who light t ap ytefi- fct ight
Those who have lantern, jaws, V . .
A . Western paper speaks of .a
barr-niiU Whroh ""Wll bemad of bnclc
1 , , ,
Tith tediuor of . TXtrwi newspaper .
eives notice that he cannot ua onoea
A Crjpovni'uSi- in - Kansas was told
Chat thia?exeTeioB hain'tnch on
Bibles;.bat if yoa want to.inake money, f '
-4 , t i -.-
.rmgas oa a ioaa oz - r
- - It was oaee said of A miserly lnctaey- , ,
lender that Jae bept .tranK. :,oontoining
his securities near, tne neaa oi ni oca,
rand lay -awaae w n mem ncwuuiiuiw
. . . - J. . . .j. A-U .. . . , A .... I . .
interest. , .(.jtsfr.'x vyrf t .-v'c'-
ms T will make you feel the arrows '
of my. resentment." "mi .iuiss, wuy
should 1 - fear-voar ' arrows when you
never bad . a . beaa 7" - She .quivered
' Kate hates mustaches f so much hair . -Makea
every man look like s bear. ' h
But Kellie, who no thought could fetter,
Blunts out, the more like bears the better,
- Because, her pretty ehouldera ahrufrgiDg,
..Sears are such glorious chaps for hugging.
FmsT lesson in . kissing The gentle
man should be a little the tallest, ue
should have a clean face, a kind eye,
and a mouth full of expression instead
It was an Irish. Coroner "., who, when
ha was asked how he accounted for an
extraordinary mortality m Limerick, re-.
A? pfJcirasB had afl Irish lad "inTh'e em-.
ploy,andrjToaei dayjhaving -pocasion, to
nse a piece of . zinc, ordered .him to get -one
twelve inches sqaard. '.: 'Yes,' sir,"
said Pat, twelve mcheajecpare, bat
howlong? . , r , i,,', v
"A Sacbambnto mWswai'?foahd llying
entirely naked on -the stairs leading to :
a dap-room,' ana waea .oeing remm ,
by a policeman indignantly exclaimed : '
Yon .have too business- to errter my
room and fake me oat of :bed.'V . - .,
Items for Housekeepers.
Alum or ,vinegar is good to set colors,
sd, green or yellow. -
.Ssl soda will bleach"? one Spoonful is -'
8ufnoient for a- kettle of clothes. . : : . " ;
Save your" suds or the garden, and
plants, or to "harden vards when sandy, t
. a i 1 ...... l, nm-
-' - Jx not Bnoyei ueiu ovr vim mhhcti .
nitare will take oat spots. ;.-.( ' '"
A bit of glae dissolved ia skim-milk ;
and water 'will restore' old rusty rape. ' .
Ribbons of an v kind should be washed '
in cold suds and not. rinaed. .. . -;- - "
' If flat-!rons;are rough rao mem weu
with salt, and it wiu bulks uieu Biuwtx. . .
' l yoa'are buying a carpet for .dara- .
bility," you mast choose Small Sgarea. -
- A. blt-OI soap ruooea on tne iuukct -doors
will prevent them from creaking.
- Scotch snuff, if pat in the holea where,
crickets rua out, will destroy them. :.
Green should oe tne prevailing eoiur;
for bed-hangingsVand window-drapery
A Heap of News.
Writing of Manitoba as it was in the ,
old mi time, before communication wan
onenea throaeh Sfc Paul, and when the
mail reached Che- settlement- jrui once.
i jj, six months, by way of adson liay,
4 EjWard Eirflrleston' tells of one ehthnsi-
astie resident, jwho .-toolc. the'XiDndoa,
Times, receiving it in half -yearly install
ments, which he straightway spread oat
in a heap, oMflBt paperappermost, Ev- :
mnrninii VlA took AfF'OUe TXirXT. and .
thna .kept apKtheeeristioBipf7 having
fresh news, every day He would lay
dowto his paper 'in Hie midst of- a battle
He was nearly a year behind the world.
hnt thattfid not ""matterthe-"news was
fresh to him. " - ..r: t..r. :1Y:f V, :-77
Rousing the Sleepers.
: r On the t X7th lf -April, 1725. John
Budge beqaeathed ;tweaty shilhngs a
year to the parish etTrysell, Shrepuhire,
to fee a rpopr man to. jgo. ;aopuy vu
charch and keep' the people' awake.
Less liberal, Richard Dovey, of .r arm
cote, gave eight shillings to another par
ish for the same purpose, m
Cheshrre the -charch, warden performed
this duty. . As late as .thirty . years ago,
a wand, loraea at one enu, eoww u
the nape of the aeok, ,waa employed;
bat, more gallantly, in another place, a
fox's brash was at one end for the
ladies, while the hard end was applied
to the men. ' .