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HILLSBORO, t s OHIO.
OL FARMER BROWN.
Tho utmmer was over, tho ftutumnwsjpMt;
Thcrnp were stored safely in bins, stacks
Around tho Brent barn swept the snow-
Within, warm find 0017, tne solemn-eyed
And fat. wcll-jrronmed horses stood munch
Or il07inir the slow hours of winter away.
All dnv had the feathery flakes Aden fast,
'Till highlands and lowlands were hidden
Beneath tho white shroud, eold and eheerless
That lay over all. Still the light crystals
At nlg-ht settled down; then the wind rose
And roared o'er the chimney and rattled the
And shrieked at eaoh crevice and tossed the
In swlf t-whirllng eddies, 'till rouad the old
With quaint, gambrel roof and Its porch wide
, and low
A legion of storm-fiends screamed loud In
And spruoe tree and pine sadly
. they swung
And swayed their long arms.
The wide, open hearth was agloT with the
The logs hummed a tune and the tea-kettle
STow loud and now low on Its crane, of the
when voices of youth through the great
k tchen :ao?.
And old farmer Brown, bent and feeble and
ere br the Are while his thoughts
stray d away,
ar back thtough the past, and wore busy
And races of those who, ero life's morning
Had faded away, left their fever-racked
And passed to a land where the ebb and the
Of time Is unknown. And ho fancied one
Had como to his side through tho night and
the storm, -
And stroked with sof t hanl the bowed head,
us of Old. r
And spoko of the days when she stood at
As now, by the hearth, or with lilm watched
And crimson of still summer sunsets; when
And rosy tliolr path wound o'er life's pleas
And lovo was their pole star and tempered
No voice stirred tlit n r, buthls soul caught
And tliroblicd to hor tonos as tbi harp
strings will thrill
When wanrterlnir night winds the tenso cords
Or 1 yht, skillful fingers roam o'er them at
But tenso cords may snap and the music will
And world weary souls, soon or lnte, find re
lease. He sat there and smllod while the tea-kettle
Now high and now low to the blazing logs'
Hut heard not, nor saw how the sparks up
Tor winter had bloomed into roses of Juno.
And old tanner lit own, bout and feeble and
Had passed from tbo scene of his labors
J. D. Walter, MD in Chicago Inter Ocean.
MISS. MEDLAR'S MUDDLE.
Trouble Caused by Mixing Up a
Boat and a Girl
Hector Brabazon, R. A., was not, as tho
letters after his name might induce people
to believe, a distinguished artist, but simply
a Captain in tho Roy al Ai tillery, of good
family, comfortable prospects, pleasant
manners, decidedly good looks, and manly
bearing. Ho was quartered at the Northe
Fort, at Weymouth, where he managed to
get through a certain amount of not very
onerous duty with a considerable quantity
of hunting, yachting, Ashing, billiards, and
whist. But in spite of the temptations
consequent upon such a position, he was a
remarkably steady young follow, and car
ried a very level head, all things con
sidered, upon his very square and powerful
shoulders, l'arhaps it is fair to say that
much of his steadiness was due to the fact
of his being engaged to be married; and
'Gwendolen Bracebridge was a girl whose
lore would make any man of self-respect
strive after a high standard of life
in order to be worthy of it. She
lived with her widowed mother
at Leamington, and Brabazon was
looking eagerly forward to the coming
summer, when he bad persuaded Mrs.
Bracebridge to promise that she would
bring Gwendolen down to enjoy the sea
fcreezes of the somewhat faded watering
place, whose praises he bad found himself
unconsciously painting in tbo most bril
liant colors. Apart from her natural desire
to be with her loverr Gwendolen was
passionately devoted to boating of every
description, and her imagination lingered
long and happily on the prospect of many
a sail, where herself and ner lover were the
principal figures in the picture, and mamma
well, no doubt dear mamma would soon
get used to '.t, .or, perhaps Hector would
ro vide a useful chaperon. Brabazon de
trained that nothing on his part should
be wanting to make the visit as delightful
as possible, and he had during the winter
purchased a small cutter-yacht, the Lucy,
of ten tons, with which he hoped to sur
prise Gwendolen when she and her mother
came down; and many a delightful cruise
did ho anticipate, with his lady-love hand
ling tho tiller of bis dainty little craft.
Now it also happend that there resided in
Weymouth a connection of Mrs. Brace
bridge's, a maiden lady of uncertain age
a Miss Medlaf, whose name curiously coin
cided with her principal characteristic, for
meddling with other people's affairs was to
her as the breath of her nostrils. This
lady, of most pronounced views, had per
sistently objected to the engagement of her
niece (she was only an aunt by marriage)
to Captain Brabazon. She bad some Utile
personal knowledge of him, for It was, her
custom to levy blackmail for all sorts of
purpbi.es indiscriminately from any one to
whom she could obtain an introduction,
and Brabazou's acquaintance with Mrs.
Bracebridge had been instantly turned to
account by her for this purpose. Her de
mands were always made, in person, ex
jtarienoe teaching her that many will
boldly throw letter aside who would
quail under the eye of the writer of it, and
Brabaxon's obvious annoyance on one or
two occasions when ah had Intruded her
angular figure into bis barrack-room on
soon an errand, had set her strongly against
him. Btlll, he was always good for a pound
or so; rather, I think, to get rid of her than
from any sympathy with her aims, and so
the persecution was repeated at regular
intervals. But she detested him, all the
same; in her mind and Phrase he was a
"man of blood." His modest pair of hunt
ers represented to her distorted imagin
ation -an intimate connection with tho tart :
his shilling game of whist was a "fixed
habit of gambling," and his slightly con
temptuous manuer as he paid nls money
into her hand made him a "mocker; at
Walking, one wet and stormy night in the
early part of the year, toward the County
Club, Brabazon suddenly found himself ap
proaching a small crowd which had gath
ered round some central object, and which
was pressing and squealing toward that
object with all the Insistence of such a
meeting, in spite of emphatic cries of
'Stand back I" He saw seme' of his own
gunners among the on-lookers, and from
them bo learned that a poor young girl
"one of them' play-actors" had (.lipped on
the wet pavement and had injured herself
severely. Brabaxon's heart was easily
touched; his habit of command prompted
him to take the lead;. and, accordingly, he
it was who got the poor girl' carried to a
neighboring chemist's; he it was who sent
(or a doctor; and, finding that she was suf
fering from a compound and comminuted
fraeteM of the tfctafc. ha had bar conveyed
to ksrspor edI rMr the MkeraMr;
aaoV always thorough la whatever 'ha w
ertoek, sArruftOwlttt hor buuUrtjr-
rough but worthy woman for her nursing
and support during what could not be but
a verv serions iiiTnmtracted Illness. He
could not help being interested in the poor
girl, for she was singularly pretty, with a
Eale, refined face, which seemed to tell of e
igher origin than that which her sur
roundings would suggest; ana, according
to her own account of herself, she was quite
without friends in the place, and her only
relations were distant in every sense of the
word. Bo Brabazon took her under his
wing, made np his mind to a considerable
outlay on hor behalf, told the doctor to
order what he liked and send the bill in to
him, and made a sensible and generous ar
rangement with the landlady. You see, he
was young and he was in love, and who is
not inclined to generosity under such cir
cumstances! Naturally, Miss Medlar was bound to hear
of what Brabazon had done and hear of it
she did, and, of course, she put tho worst
construction possible on his conduct.
Shocked, as she was, at the awful thought
of a young officer taking a charitable in
terest In a poor girl who was to all intents
and purposes friendless but for him, I am
afraid that her heart gave a private boun d
of intense satisfaction, for here she bad a
weapon which she could use against that
contemptuous profligate, and with effect.
So letter after letter was written to Leam
ington, describing in no measured language
the extraordinary conduct of Captain
Brabazon, at which the whole town was
represented as standing aghast, and making
Insinuations of the very worst character,
suggesting falsehoods, and then accepting
her own suggestions as facts, until Mrs.
Bracebridge wrote to Brabazon herself to
ask him what was the origin of all these
stories. Then he, unwillingly and in few
words, for he was singularly averse to
blowing his own trntnpot. gave the history
of his mooting with the girl, Lucinda Cut
ler, and of his interposition in her behalf;
and wo may be sure that Gwendolen at
least exalted him higher than ever in her
heart and looked upon him as indeed a
very king among men. But her mother
was not in love with Brabazon, though she
liked him very much, and, being a some
what weak woman, the allowed Miss Med
lar's insinuations to take a rertalntomount
of root in her heart, and did not utterly
weed them out. That worthy woman had
promised In her last letter that she would
''collect further evidence," and she fully
intended to keep her promise.
Meantime spring was coming on, and
Brabazon's preparations for the expected
visit of hisnancoo was already progressing.
He was dressing one afternoon, prepara
tory to n cauter in the country, when young
ReUfern. of the 999th, then stationed at
rortiauu, burst into tne room.
"I say. Brabazon," he said, "so glad to
have caught you int You promised the
omer nay 10 give ine cue name 01 tne man
who looks after your boat for you ; in fact,
I beliovo you did give it me, but I never
can romember nnmos; just write it down
for mo, and his address, like a good fellow.
I want him to fit out my little craft, and I
think you said you could locommend him."
"As far as I know, he is a good man to go
to," said Brabazon. "He Is very civil, and
his prices are not high. You can look for
yourself. You -n ill find full particulars as
to his name and addregs on that bill lying
there. I don't know if you are an expert
in matters nautical."
"Not I," laughed the young fellow. "I
don't know a bowsprit from a bolster; but
I'll tako your word for it. Horo.givome a
shoat of paper, and I'll copy off his addross,
or I'm snro to forgot It."
'Tear off tho nodding of the bill, old fel
low," said Uiabazon. "Sorry I can't ask
you to stay, but I'm going out riding, nnd
I daren't keep my horse standing In this
"Don't mention it," said the other. "I'm
in n hurry myself litany thanks ta tal"
and oil bo went.
Returning an hour or so later. Brabazon
was surprised to see tbo woll-known flgiiro
of Miss Medlar disappearing down tho llt
tlo lane which loads as it short cut and from
the barracks. "Can she have been to see
uio)'' ho thought, and he scemod to remem
ber mat mis was ono or ner seasons ior lovy
ing her blackmail. Sure enough, on arriv
ing at his rooms, ho learned from his serv
ant that Miss Medlar had called, that she
had been evidently annoyod at his absence,
that she had proposed to write him a note,
but that, unablo to tind a sheet of paper,
she had left withoutdoing so, apparently in
a great rage. "So much tho butter," said
Brabazon to himself. "I should not wonder
but what that old mischiof-maker is at the
bottom of these yarns that they've got hold
of at Leamlnpton." But, at the same time,
ho little imagined how terrific a miuo Miss
Medlar was preparing to explode beneath
Only a few days elapsed, when he found
on his table a letter in Mrs. Bracebridge's
handwriting. Sho did not usually write,
but, no doubt, she had something to say as
to bis getting them lodgings, in view of
tholr promised visit. He opened it, glanced
down tho first sheet, got very red, turned
over to the next, and with an exclamation
that was not a blessing, flung the letter on
the floor. "Confound muddllnp; old harri
dan 1" he exclaimed, and then he picked up
the letter and read it once more. Mrs.
Bracebridge wroto to say that Miss Medlar
had Informed hor that sho was In possession
of perfectly irrefutable ovidonce proving
that Captain Brabazon was utterly false to
Gwendolen ; that he bad become untangled
with tho miserable young woman whom he
pretended to be charitably assisting, but
who was simply a designing adventuress,
and that his infatuation was so great as to
prompt him to a secret marriage with
nor, oven if such a'unlonhad not already
taken place. These were serious charges:
she was unwilling to believe thorn; could
Cantain Brabazon disnrove them! Of
course, whon his first angor was over, he sat
down ana wrote an indignant denial,
couched in eager and bomowhat contempt
uous terms, and then, having written his
letter, he hurried off to demand a full and
explicit statement from Miss Medlar, but,
alas for him I that crafty lady had fled, and
had not even left her address. He could
only wait and hope. In due course Mrs.
Bracebridge's reply arrived, but its lan
guage was stiff and unsympathetic.
"No one," she said, "would rejoice more
than herself if Cantain Brabazon could
make good his assertions; but sho must re
mind him that assertion was not proof,
wnne miss meuiar s iniormation was, sne
must own, supported by evidence of such
strode order that she must beg of him to
discontinue all correspondence with Gwen
dolen until such time as he could satisfact
orily clear himself of the charges laid
against him." And she added this, to him,
incomprehensible remark, "You must bo
aware, even if given with the most inno
cent intention, the unsual and expensive
presents which have passed between you
and that unhappv voune woman must com
promise you seriously in the mind of every
unprejudiced person." And thus he felt
we matter must rest until ne coma get
leave for a day or two, to run up to Lea
mington and meet the enemy face to face;
for be gathered that Miss Medlar and her
Ereclous evidence had found an asylum in
Is fiancee's home. Turning over the en
velope in his perplexity, his heart gave a
great bound on noticing that the motto of
the Bracebridge's had Deen neatly erased,
and a tiny "semper eadem" inserted under
neath in the daintiest penmanship. There
was no need to ask whose work this was.
Be might have known it she was as true
as steel, and he felt a load removed from
Ms mina. .
Now, then; he could be more content to
wait until his tarn came. One more letter,
however, be wrote, denying with still great
er indignation the whole charge, ana espe
cially that part which referred so mysteri
ously to his presents to the girl, the exist
ence of which in any form ho utterly re
pudiated, adding that when the work of
mounting the new heavy guns in the fort
was concluded he would make every effort
to get leave aud clear up this distressing
mistake; and he added something rather
severe about his traducer he could hardly
No answer came to this, and he waited
with feverish Impatience until bis services
could be dispense with at the fort. The
time at last came. He acted at once, tele
graphed to Leamington, and followed his
telegram by the earliest and fastest train
he could get, and at length be stood upon
the doorstep of the house which held at
once bis love and his foe. The door opened
and he entered, and as he did so a sweet,
familiar face peeped for a second of time
from out of the drawing-room door and
then vanished, while he himself was shown
into the library.
."Captain Brabazon. m" said the foot
man, and he found himself facing Mrs.
Bracebridge and her' sister-in-law, The
former was evidently quite as uncomfort
able as himself; Indeed, far more so, but
she advanced to meet him, and, with a
deprecating glanoe at Miss Medlar, she of
fered him her hand as she said, almost ln
audiblr: "How do you do, Captain Bra
bazon f" and motioned him to a sett.
Miss Medlar, mad no effort to receive
him, nor did she utter award, but merely
ate a loud and defiant amis, expressive of
deep dlssatlsf action at her sisters conduct,
ibe was seated attk farthermost ead of
the table, and had a blotting' book and sev
eral papers arranged before her backed up
by an Imposing Inkstand and a sheaf of quill
pens, as if with the intontfon of taking
Brabazon's deposition on oath. Silence, a
very awkward silence, reignod for a few
moments, broken onlv by another sniff
from Miss Medlar, Indicating hor determin
ation to make short work of it when she
did begin. Mrs. Bracebridge was on the
point of tears, and Brabazon cm Id see her
hands trembling as she sat. It w is evident
that the enemy meant him to commence
the action, and he accepted the situation.
"I have come at the very earliest oppor
tunity," he said, addressing himself to
Mrs. Bracebridge, "to clear myself of these
most unfounded charges which have been
laid against me."
Mrs. Bracebridge opened hor lips, but
only an inarticulate sound, more ltko a sob
than any thing else, escaped them. Miss
Medlar rustlea hor papers angrily, and
ejaculated, "Impossible 1"
"I have not tho slightest doubt of being
able to do so as soon as I know on what
evidence the charges rest," he continued,
still addressing Mrs. Bracebridge.
"When a young officer in the army," In
terposed Miss Medlar, in a voice of singular
discordancy, makes presents of all descrip
tions, in a style at once costly and profuse,
to a young female In the lowest grade of
life" (Miss Medlar spoke as if poor Lucinda
were a rag-picker) "there can bo no ques
tion of innocence on either side"
"Pardon me," said he, stonily, "Miss
Medlar has forgotten that I have already
given that story my most emphatic denial.''
"A denial which will avail you nothing,"
retorted Miss Medlar.
"Allow me to know at once on what your
assertions rest," said he, in a tone of un
"I have documents," replied Miss Medlar,
somewhat shaken by his authoritative
manner, but with a really imposing em
phasis on the word "documents," "which
Erove incontestably that such presents
avo passed, as I said, in profusion.''
"In my turn, I must reply 'impossible,' "
"Perhaps," said Miss Medlar slowly, and
with withering emphasis, "if I wore to
mention Jewelry say, for instance, earn
rings, chains and lockets as forming part
of Captain Brabazon's charity to the girl
Cutler, his memory will improve; my in
formation is very full. I would advise him
not to tempt it too far'"
"I am as much in tho dark as ever," ex
claimed Brabazon to Mrs. Bracebridge "I
can only assuro you that, so far as I know,
the unfortunate child possesses neither
locket nor any other jewelry. And pray
recollect," he added eagerly, "that this
poor young creature, whose character is at
stako as much as my own, has positively
ueen iaia up witu a snauereu ninu ior me
greater part of this winter."
Miss Medlar started, and a look of grati
fied malice passed over hor acid features.
"Listen to that, Mary I" she said. "Now
will you believe what I toll youl Captain
Brabazon has used tho very words which I
quoted to you." Mrs. Bracobridgo only
"Again, I demand your proofs," said
Brabazon, after a pause.
"I will even yield tho question of the
trinkets," continued Miss Medlar, taking no
notice of tho remark, "as Captain Bra
bazon may have the hardihood to argue
that there is nothing absolutely convincing
In gifts of that nature, but what will he
dare to say whon I tell him that I have tho
same incontrovertible ovidence to prove
present!) of a far more compromising kind,
such as no man could possibly provide ex
cept for one with whom he was contem
plating marriago ami tho establishment of
a home. Beddlug, tor Instance, and furni
ture, and, I blush to mention it, under
clothing of various descriptions."
If Miss Medlar did blush, she contrived to
conceal all outward appearance of that
feminine art, her face exhibiting no more
rosoato tint than may bo seen on the sur
face of a bag of lard.
"Ridiculous!" ejaculated Brabazon,
moyed now to indignation, yet not with
out a touch of amusement in his tone.
"Miss Modlar, some one has been hoaxing
'you. Underclothing and furniture! What
nonsense ! Produce your evidence, and let
us put an end to this absurdity."
"Captain 'Brab -on Is a consummate ac
tor," replied MU Medlar, in a tone which
plainly suggested the substitution of the
word "liar" for the last term ; "but," and
here she rose from her chair and stood up
right, with a look of bitter contempt in her
eyes, and a scream of triumph in hor voice,
"let nlra look at that, and then have the au
dacity to toll mo that he is innocent I" And
she flung a paper across the table to where
Brabazon caught It, glanced at it eagerly
for a moment or two as one bewildered,
while Miss Medlar fired volley after volley
of sniffs at him across the table, and then
he went into such a real and hearty fit of
laughter that oven poor Mrs. Bracebridge
took heart and smiled falutly through her
"My dear Mrs. Bracebridge," said he,
hardly able to speak for laughter, "this is
the most amusing mistake. But how on
earth did you get this!" he added, suddenly
turning to Miss Medlar. That lady was
considerably staggored, both by the laugh
ter and the question.
"It it came into my possession," sho
stammered, glaring angrily at him, and
feeling curiously small.
"I seo it did," he retorted In a meaning
tone. "It is mine; I had not missed it."
"He admits that It is his," said Miss Mod
lar, returning to the charge onco again, but
with her confidence slightly shaken.
"I do," he said, "most certainly ; and all
these articles were supplied to me, but not
for the uso of Lucinda Cutler, as you sup
pose, but for fittings for a little yacht of
mine, the Lucy Cutter.
Miss Medlar gave a prodigious sniff of
contemptuous disbellof ; the man was pre
varicating. "Had I not torn off the headlngto give to
a friend, you would have seen your mistake
in a moment."
"Vastly probable," muttered Miss Med
lar, with fine scorn. "All these items are,
you wish us to believe, merely fittings for
tho yacht. 'Sheets,' for example," snapped
Miss Medlar, still full of fight, but under
valuing her foe.
"Just so, you can see they are made of
'Manila;' you never heard of that material
being used for bedding, did you, ladies i"
"And we aro to believe that yachts re
quire earrings, chains and lockets I the
man must think we are fools," retorted
Miss Medlar. '
"Earrings, yes," he answered; It is a
common nautical term, as also chains,
which 1 need not explain, but the other
item is not locket, but locker, as you will
see, it you look closer; though I admit that
it might be better written."
'Thimbles, too ! That, no doubt, Is an in
dispensable requisite on board a yacht;
and six or eight fenders, if I recollect right.
Good gracious!" blurted Miss Medlar, "his
impudence is actually beyond every
"Thimbles form part of our sail gear,"
he answered, smiling; "and the fenders are
not the hardware that you think them, but
things to bang over the ship's side to pre
Miss Medlar looked as if It would take a
considerable number of these articles to
have any effect on her at that moment, and
then another item cropped up In her mind.
"Stavsl"she shrieked. "Steel stays I no
doubt they also were for the use of the
"Your intelligence does you great credit,"
said be; "such matters are indispensable
for the support of the masts. The mistake
is really most amusing. I am glad it is
nothing more serious."
For a moment Miss Medlar was staggered.
Her attack had been made and had been
foiied by the crafty and f raudful foe, but
she gathered herself together for one more
rush ere she left the field forever, and some
of her original confidence and courage came
back to her as she did so.
"And wa are to understand from CaDtain
Brabazon." she said, with a slow and pre
cise intonation, dropping her words as one
drops sulphnrlo acid on a doubtful sover
eign, and evidently expecting a similar re
su.v "we are to understand Captain Brab
azon to deliberately assert that what he al
leges of this miserable girl was equally true
of his precious yacht that both were laid
up all the winter with a broken leg, and
that in consequence he was obliged to sup
ply the yacht the yacht, mind you with
a pair of crutches I" and, as she delivered
her speech, she looked for him to shrivel up
and turn green beneath It. But she was
disappointed. He was regarding her with
a quiet smile of amused confidence.
"That Is the most curious mistake of the
whole lot." said he; "but it is a fact that,
as the bill says, the yacht was 'laid up,' as
we call it, on the mud all winter; and,
oddly enough, one of the items in the bill
is a pair of crutches which I was obliged to
buy for my dingy we row with them, you
know," he added, feeliag it kind to explain.
Miss Medlar's lost boU was ihet; her last
obarge was made; there was nothing for it
but an Ignominious retreat. With ber
papers under her arm and her plnoe-nez at
the extreme end of her sharp nose, she
talked across the room with aa intensely
tragic gait, which had two long stops and
one short one in it, glaring all tho while
with intense hostility at Brabazon. When
sho reached the door she baited, and, turn
ing to hor sister-in-law, she pronounced her
"Mary Bracebridge," she said, In n voice
which alternated between a rasping bass
and an Indignant shriek, "never I nevor
will I enter this house again while an
Ananias in human form is permitted to
tarnish tho air with his presence 1" this
was no time to pick her words, nor did she
care to do so. "I have attempted nay, I
have succeeded, in unmasking a serpent;
but I forseo that you will take him to your
bosom, and I trtit,"sho added with ven
omous charity, " I tnntthat his fangs may
not provo fatal," and she banged the door
"Captain Brshazon," said Mrs. Brace
bridge, after sllenco had reigned In the
room for some minutes, looking fearfully
toward the door as though dreading the re
appearance of her sistor-ln-law, "I can not
toll you how relieved I am that all has been
so satisfactorily oxplained. I am sure you
are quite right In fitting up your vessel
with all these things, and no doubt the
will be very useful when you and deal
Gwendolen are married; in fact, I think it
most thoughtful of you. I can assure you
that I never really believed you guilty 01
such conduct as Miss Medlar asserted,
though you must admit that appearances
were against you, and as for dear Gwen
"Gwendolen will answer for herself,"
said a sweet voice at tho door, as it quietly
opened, and that young lady appeared with
a most becoming blush.
"Oh, Gwennie, dearl eavesdropping 1
how shocking!" said her mother.
"Never mind, mother dear, I hoard Aunt
Keziah bang the door and tell Simmons
she wanted a cab in an hour's time, so I
knew that she was d tested, and I thought
I might come dowu and join in the tri
umph," and she looked slyly at her lover.
His answer was delivered in cipher, but
one which was ridlcuously obvious even to
the rankest outsider, yet he repeated it
three or four times, to prevent any possi
bility of its being misunderstood and,
indeed, he would have continued to do so
had not tho young lady assured blm that it
was quite unnecessary London Truth.
Every-Day Afflictions That Are More
Harmrul Than Aphasia or Mlrlatchlt.
Among tho most singular diseases
which have boon developed in modern
times is that of aphasia, in which the
patient loses tho memory of certain
words, or rather the power to attach
tho proper word to an idea. A victim
of this disease recently lost tho ability
to pronouncc any word but "Yes,'
while his brain was as active and clear
as before. Ho would read tho morning
paper, and proceed to-make lively com
ments on tho news to his family, all of
wlucli consisted of tlio single word,
"Yes," uttered with every variety of
inliection. He, meanwhile, was totally
unaware that he was not speaking
witli all His wonted fluency and
force. A cure was effected in this case,
and tho mind of the patient was fount.'
to bo clear and, untouched by this
strange ailment. '
Another remarkable disease is noted
by an American specialist in cerebral
affections, and also by a famous Span
ish physician, Armanquc Y. Tuset.
Miriatchit is a disease which originated
among tho prisoners of Eastern Sibe
ria. Tho patient is irresistibly Impelled
to imitate the words spoken by his
companion; ho can, in fact, malio no
other sounds than those which ho hears.
This disease is chronic and contagious,
nnd is accompanied by fever, great di
lation of tho pupils of the oyes and In
cessant laughter, aud loaves tho pa
tient exhausted, tho events of the time
in which ho has been affected being an
litter blank to hira. After tho attack
is past, tho patient rcvovers his full
strength of mind, and loses tho incli
nation to imitate like a mocking-bird.
Now, tho story of these strange
diseases oppresses us liko a nightraare
liorror. But is there no more common
place mental ailment which lias in it
oven deeper loss and tragedy? A young
man, for example , gives himself up to
money-making, or a young girl to tho
pursuit of fashion, for years, with tho
result that thoy forget, not spoken
words, liko tho victim of aphasia, but
ideas, principles and feelings. Tho
soul, dwarfed and shrunken, knows
nothing of tho wise, noblo life onco
possible to it, but goes about like an
imbecile, crying out: "Dress! dress!"'
or "Money! money!" Or, tho lad or
girl, just setting out Inlifo, afraid to act
from tho law. of common-sense and
conscience within, becomes a silly
imitator of others, and receives
from some ono whom ho or sho re
gards as a social" power, ideas of duty,
or manners, oven of religion. These
weak creatures do not, liko tho Siberian!
mirialsha, echo tho words only of their
companions, but their thoughts and
actions, and so become, in brain and
soul, base copies of poor originals.'
Whon these singular neural diseases,
are cured, tho brain, wo aro told, is un
impaired. But for tho commoner ail
ments we havo described, tiiero is no
euro. Thoy attack tho soul itself the
seat of life. Their work is not for this
world only, but for eternity, Youth's
The Most Efficient Apparatus for Its
A strong galvanized wrought-iron
boiler, capable of sustaining a pressure
of eight or ten atmospheres, is con
nected by a tubo with a frcezor, also
made of galvanized iron and of corre
sponding strength, consisting of two
compartments, an outer annular one,
connected with tho boiler, nnd an inner
ono for receiving the vessel which con
tains tho water or liquid to be frozen.
Tho connection between tho boiler and
froezer may bo controlled either by
stop-cocks or by self-acting valves. A
saturated solution of ammonia is intro
duced into the boiler, and tho freezer is
placed in a cold bath. Heat sufficient
to produce a prossuro of fivo or six at
mospheres is applied to the boiler,
which expels tho gas from tho water in
which it is .dissolved, and forces it into
the annular compartment of tho freezer,
whoro It is condensed by its own pres
sure, aided by the cool bath, along with
about one-tenth its weight of water.
When sufficient ammonia nas boon con
densed, which is shown by tho pressure
indicated by a gauge, or approximately
by a thermometer, the boiler itself is.
placed in a cold bath; the cylinder con
taining the water to bo frozen is placed
in tho inner compartment of tho freezer,
and to insure contact the interstice is
tilled with alcohol. As tho boiler cools
the pressure which had been produced
by heat is gradually removed, and tho
liquid ammonia In tho freezer becomes
vaporized, producing an Intense degree
of cold. In a little raoro than an hour
a block of too may bo frozen. An ap
paratus in uso is said to bo capablo ol
produelng eight hundred pounds of ico
an hour. Toledo Blade.
Thousands on thousands of men in
London live the year round at the rate
of ten or twelve penoo a day, equal to
twenty or twenty-four cents of Ameri
can money, Inclusive of food with
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Rudolph Albrecht's university ftt
Vienna is (lie largest in Europe. It has
285 professors and 0,221 students,
Thoaieragonge of those who enter
college In this country is seventeen; 11
century ngo it was fourteen. Chicago
I'ho average salary of the Metho
dist preachers of tho Baltimore Con
ference is 878. a year. Sixty preachers,
some of them married, receive less
than this amount, and ono receives only
$100. llaUimore Sun.
Tho Itev. C. S. Sargent, of Now
Haven, t., lias given to thu Congrega
tionalisl 11 cheering description of a
work of tho Holy Spirit." Ho says:
"The churdhes of tho Chap lain Malley
aro ovpcrlnclng a work of graco and an
outpouring of tho Spirit such ns has
not been known for fifty years."
Tho Christian Advocate states that
during tho past three months upward
of ono hundred thousand persons in
tho Methodist Episcopal denomination
have "responded to tne appeals of pas
tors and friends, and professed to give
their hearts to God, through Christ,
and their names as candidates for ad
mittance into tho Christian Church."
Simultaneous meetings hold at the
samo day and the same hour, for tho
purpose of advancing tho interests of
tho missionary societies of the church,
aro frequent in England, and tho Epis
copnl Itecorder thinks thoy might bo in
troduced into this country with advant
age, and, moreover, that an en iro
weekshouid be devoted to tbo cause of
Since the accession of Pope Leo
XIII. forty-four Cardinals have died.
Of tho Cardinals created by Pope Pius
1A. twenty-six arc still living, tlio re
maining thirty-four havo been created
by Leo XIII. There aro now ten va
cancies in tlio Sacred College. Cardi
nal Newman is tho oldest of tlio Cardi
nals. There aro now 1,208 dignitaries
in tlio Roman Catholic hierarchy.
The vast work that is being dono
by the four great Bible and Tract soci
eties of tliis country and of England is
hardly understood or appreciated by
the public. The daily issues of tho two
Bible societies was 18,2 13 for each work
ing day of 1885. The total issues of
these two societies for 1885 reached tho
enormous number of 5,709,207 copies
of the Scriptures. These aro btartling
figures. Brooklyn Eagle.
Tho attention of tho Catholic
Church is beginning to bo attracted to
Alaska as a promising missiomuy field.
Tho country is vast and tlio population
estimated at 70,000, but in all that ter
ritory there are but two priests. This
state of aff".urs is likely to be soon reme
died, Archbishop Segbers, of Oregon
City, having Riven up his seo for tho
purpose of taking the field in the ardu
ous missionary labor in Alaska. Ar. Y.
Tlio American missions of South
Afiica havo recently celebrated their
fiftieth anniversary at tho oldest mis
sion station, which is named after its
revered founder, Dr. Adams. The
Lieutenant Governor of Natal, Sir
Charles Mitchell, was present and tlio
flags of England and Ameiica waved
together in the breee. Ho expressed,
in his speech, tho hearty sympathy of
tho Government with tlio work of the
missionaries, which has been so suc
cessful in that part of the world. Tho
great feature of the celebration was tlio
opening of Jubilee Hall, which is tho
name that has been given to tho new
seminary for boys.
A cigarette-smoking dude is as
much liko a man as an opera bouffo is
liko an opera. He is merely a thin and
amusing burlesque. Fall Biver Ad
vance. In order to distinguish ono from
tho other, tlio dinner-plate must bo
made smaller or the fashionable button
affected by the ladies must bo slightly
enlarged. Chicago Tribune.
Patient "Well, doctor, wh.it do
you lind ails mo?" Doctor "I can't
tell just yet, Mr. Peters. I am afraid I
shall havo to diagnoso your case more
thoroughly before 1 can tell jou." Pa
tient "Say, doctor, will it hurt?"
It will be remembered that "Old
Unclo Ned" laid down tho shovel and
tho hoe, and hung up tho fiddlo and
the bow. Probably if Ned had stuck
to tho shovel and tho hoo ho would not
have been compelled to "hang up" his
fiddle and bow. There is a moral hero.
A man who was not of much ac
count himself was forever boasting of
his ancestry. A plain farmer, tired of
this nonsense, asked him why his family
were liko a hill of potatoes. Ho gavo
it up. "Why," said tho farmer, "tho
best part of them aro under ground."
Miss D. "O, I assuro you that tlio
doctor's wife is very untidy. Why,
sho can not cook or govern her servants
and hor children are badly brought
up. All! sho deceives her excellent
husband." Mr. C "How do you know
thissowollP" Miss D. How? Don't
you know I'm her best friend?" Pitts
First Dealer "So thoy are going
to pass a law forbidding tlio sale of
tobacco to miners." Second Ditto
"Yes, but I don't see how that is going
to interfere with our business so long as
wo stick to tho favorite brands cab
bago leaves and old shoo leather, you
know." Boston Transcript.
Rev. Mr. Slytes, of Bungton, (to
usher In up-town church) Will you
show 1110 a pew, please ? Usher You
can tako any ono of tho back pews, sir.
Rev. Mr. Slytes But I am tho Rev.
Mr. Slytes, of Bungton. Usher That
don't make any difference, sir. The
back pews can bo occupied by any ono
who behavos himself. AT. Y. 'Times.
Young Wife I am going to bo
very economical. Do you Know I
bought liver to-day for dinner? Young
Husband I suppose you bought some
bacon to go with it. Young Wife O,
no! Couldn't afford it, but I bought
you a uecktio and myself a love of a
bonnet for only twenty-eight dollars.
Now, wasn't I good? Young Husband
(groaning inwardly) Yes, very. Bos
"No," said Fogg, "I'm tired of go
in out visiting. If I call on Brown
ho s suro to boro mo to death with his
everlasting brag about his dog; if I go
to Black's, he'll talk of notiiintr but
that confounded horse, of Ids; and at
White's 1 shall hoar of nothinr but his
hens. Thercforo I profer to stay at
homo ana enjoy myscu. "liut, my
dear," Interposed Mrs. F., "tho con
versation will hardly bo more Improv
ing if, as usual, you dilato on pipes and
tobacco." "IC8, my love, replied
Fogg, "but you should remember the
difference. I do tho talking." Boston
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