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TEE MAPLE TREE.- I : . . ,'i 7,: ':f'jV j JOt CXIjIt 7 ; , . .' - .. .
. O that my life could be
. . . I.tka to tha nunle rree.
' the (rcea you would aot thhde tbe
' . There's inanyatrVe beaMe" ; '
- f O'ertnps tumour pride - '
XB one that baU Um treasure dearest, rarest.
, ' i .Thoo atraarely favored tree.
What bad hath woven tbee ,
This uijt-mM coat above thy brother ?
Iiit tfcoo Id dream behold "
-1 - Tbe (Timwu and the gold, ' 7
Jj&4 didst tboa tell thy vision to Um others T ' :
leave were talking low.
,,.v1'''. eredao. '
Witt all tbe htrda admirtnr , winla aaichfnr.
TM not Hit aecret heart. .
Tie Joy that ao lt figures the la dTtnr t ..
.. . ' Tbeforeot-klntm la down
.-'" With maryaiifha, their crown.
iOt one of all nl etaad at liutt before thee.
Kinened m mia and rain,"
And WToncbr froaty ai.
All days and cighia are nr-flhu.-rs M glory. ? -s
netobet Ibrht aen-na
w. . lwa round thy matrblesa sheen,
My hameward atrpa rrpirtftilrf JWake thee; f
A no to my soul I say,
k. .,'11 fl" ,hon ""owr,' some day,
80 loUf! that death shall smile tn take thee?"
K CLERK'S IDYL.
.It was a pity that the elr Miss Dan
Torth. aunt and guardian of Miss Violet
Danforth, met wirh an accident that kept
ner in hip city cinnnsr tne cummer.
- I'oor. deaf lady, Jie was one of the
ineek port, who po throujrh life In a state
or chronic apolopr, alwaya.a.JTV to
trouble one, alwavs hopirip. In a purring
voice, thHt fhe did not intrude, and al
ways willing to yield her own opinion in
deterenoc to that of other which last
quality was a irreatbleiMtoMi Violet.
who, Thjm n natural jrfft of dominntioiij
wuicii nan uinven in ner aunt g renue a(i
o,uieeenee, wag certainly disjiossed to have
ber own way in all thin jr.
Any ordinary mortal would have Wn
" exceedingly gorry to break up the plans
of a young lady a fond of STmmerin? as
Mios Violet Danforth. Much more than
ordinarily did eooj Attnt Ianf rtli mourn.
At stated interval the would ejaculate, MI
wouldn't if I could have helped it, dear,"
until the refrain liecame monotonous and
Miss Violet responded, not without a
shade of acerbity, and as if it had been her
vwse in an antiphon:d chant. "And who
would, if they could have helped it"
Ji was In tl vie that the accident hap
pened: Aunt Danforth, being a notabw
housekeeper, had mounted the step-ladder,
. which, being infirm and uncertain of pur
pose, pave way and fell into chaotic ruin,
from which Miss Danforth, as usual dep
, reeatory, was extracted in a prone state,
and immediately announced in an apolo
getic manner . ' - .
"Mv limbs are broken,' I am Krrre. I
would not have made so much trouble, it
I coiiW Jiaw hrtned ft."" 'i r
Ix t ns give all dne credit in flie little ao
-oujit that w hall keep with Miss Violet.
She might have left her aunt to the rare
of the hirelings and strangers. She could
have delegated the anxious days and
watchful nights to others. But phe did
rot. Faithfully and lovintrlv sheattended
Miss Danforth, and lovinglr and grafe-
iuny tne serM(e was received. J he occu
pation suited her. . It was the first time in
all her young life that shy had ever had
any real responsibility. And she enjoved
it, although sorry for the cause. Yes:
there was that mnch of sweet womanliness
altotit her. She loved to minister to the
comfort of a dear one, ven when it, in
volved weariness and self-denial. -
But as the hot davs grew longer, and
there was less necessity oftxTilose atten
tion, as the circle of friends lessened to add
to the "vast army of martyrs at the sea
shore and mountains." she began to fuel
" I think, though, after all." she said
one day to her aunt, " that I rather enjoy
the city in summer; all these forsaken
houses and gardens seem ours by a sort ot
'From the center, all aronnd to the eea,
My right there is none to dispute. '
We have the 'freedom of the city.' any
way, Auntie, even if we haven't had it in
closed in a gold box. like Miss Burdett
Oontts. ttnt I know jnst how it's going
to sound when they come home. T can
nst hear the crescendo inrjniry, 'Why!
have von been here all the summer?' "
Violet tried her hand at a little transient
flirtation with tlie doctor attending hpr
mint, but he had many disqualifications.
He was not handsome," he was quite deaf,
be wag nt inclined to flirt; Mule!, he was
far too busy; he never noticed when she
had on her white dress ; indeed once, bar
barian that he was, he stepped upon and
tore the lower frill, and discovering the in
jury, coolv remarked, " Dress too long,
wasn't it f I If she gave him a rose, he was
quite rare to put it on a table and forget
It. And above all, he loved his own wife
sincerely, and Violet's innocent witcheries
fell like'spent rockets into a pool of water.
The days went on, the long, warm,
cloudless "davs. The door-liell'7 retired.
Emerifus. No more callers came. The
life was pleasant enough in itself, Violet
admitted, but it was a monotone, simple
and nndeviating, and she was longing for
the capricious chase of a fugue. In this
mood, one morning, the fancy seized her
to go to the shops.
Arrayed in white, with a white shade
hat tied over ber head, from the curved
edges of which her face looked in almo t
infnntine grace, what a charm there was
in her very simplicity ! what artlessness 1
what quiet elegance !
It chanced that in a large shop where
she went the "Stewart's" of the city a
certain Englishman waited upon her.
Newly arrived in this country, he thought
this a veritable Princess of the land.
Her self-possession, the ' consciousness
in nowise akin to vanity of her
beauty, the repose which shaded
Into languor, the refinement of voice and
manner, her exceeding bearity of faec and
form, all entranced him. Diagnosis wonld
have clearly revealed a case of love at first
sight, a"xxmpanied by aggravated symp
toms. He could scarcely trust himself to
lok at the delicate face .bent over the
counter so near his own. Gloves, hand
kerchiefs, laces, all the little feminine
adornments were tossed over carelessly.
Evidently she was not easily suited "but
no shadow ot displeasure crossed him. - It
was. but right ttiat he should wait his
Priucesa'g pleasure patiently. Finally a
dainty selection was made. As she moved
away, she turned her eyes dreamily,- seri
ously, fixedly upon his own. That was
Violet Danlorth's piece de resislane-e, upon
which she fell back after the garnishments
had been disposed of.
Now be it understood that she never al
lowed herself to glance olten at the face of
any one with whom she might be con
versing. 1 1 was always after one had long
ed to have the blue-gray eyes moot his own
and give up longing in despair, that he
would slowly always, stewly, and as if
tlie lid did not obey her quickly- turn
and let her eyes rest on him, as if it mere a
rest. Ne one could tell if she knew on
what . or v whom her cvcb were fixed"; it
were presumption to think that gknee in
tended for him for his own sake; there
was neither kinship nor recognition in it
to oflend the most fastidious, but it never
failed curiously to stir him on whom it
fell. . Jt was as if she lieard music from
anotl sphere than ours, orthat she
saw something afar oft and mysterious,
for which from you she sought explana
tion. It mav be taken for granted that Mr.
Arthur Edward Sterry was not slow t as
certain her name and residence, and a quick
irlad flush passed over him as he heard
" Mfca." r .Yet lie- would have blushed
agseft at his own presumption haff he al
lowed himself to dwell on the possibility
. implied in, as some one has expressed it,
- the whv of tits gtadness."
Davs went on. -davs t in which one
thought, as a maelstrom, absorbed all oth
ers nouia ne see nerr '
Sunday came as a blessed resource, for
Via uinirht thA rhnreh whieh he lind learn
ed sbe1l attended, and had the felicity of
gazing on her beautitul lace through tlie
Early in tlie week-, pec morning, after
" hope deferred " JiaJ wrought.iu work
wiui mm, sue entered f Ue -Plort i4UMngtv
she did not cotneld W"fieuanaieiit.-Jior
indeed give sign or tokfn -nat ftwas.
aware of his existence, For the flrstTIme
he chafed against the fetters Sf big daily
and common-place routine o:' life. He
would have been free, that he might sta
tion himself near her house at nti me when
she would be llkpl j to tome forth or a
walk orA drive. A iions of allkinds af
ira probable possibilities panoMmaed them
selves before him, in which he should be
f II A3 N li ' ! ' U N
tiilE - MILAN- EXCHANGE.
knight to this fcir lady. Jn imagination,
he oontlnnally rescued" her from ? perils by
land and peril -by sea t " telivered her
from ancient dragons ana jmoaem mad
dojfs'yeaatUiQnsat qf httowntJIfe : but,
in reality, could only stand behind his
cwmteT',' dnmbanl powerless as one in a
dream, wiUMMit ability te,reach forth hand
or voice to his lovea one,
Now Violet was by no means unaware.
as mignc nave oecn expected, ot tne inter
est she had awakened. She was certainly,
as iar as ner own conquests were con
cerned, omniscient, "A cleric was noth
ing, socially speaking." but In the dearth
of more noble conquests,' might be taken
for the time being, bhe decided to "im
prove me smiling hour," much as a hun
ter, failing to slay deer, would de rn to
chase leaser gme. tfhe began to go to the
shop quite regularly seldom to his coun
ter out always in coming or going, there
was for him the wondrous glance, the
nan-unconscious dow, the kindly saluta
tions that a "Taetous queen might rive an
nntitlcd srrty'fcr: who should bend the
knee In olwisance. It was not muchj but
it was SotuetUui? to-HAwt her admirer;
souiutldng. 4" hrhrhtness shed about her
pathway. Will-o'-the-wisp that it might
be, he still followed blindly, for this alone
was renlity, all else but dreams and shad
ows to him.
One day in late July, when the sultry
air made the town unbearable, Violet or
dered the. -carriage for a drive to Sva Bay,
a little beach a few mile from the city.
Arrived there" she sat down on a bench
looking oceanward, the only other occu
pant of which was a gentleman. By rare
chance, that gentleman proved to be Mr.
Arthur Edward Sterry, who had taken
this for ai '.'off day." The . young
lady I ei6wly"i turned (her s beautiful
eyes 'towards hlm:. and-' paver "him a
reserved bow, accompanied by an audible
"Good morning." He .blushed, fair
skinned Saxon tfiafhe wan, with pleasure.
and there was something so genuine in
his air of joyful recognition that Violet
presently began a little temporary chit-'
They were go absorbed In conversation
that they did not notice a heavy shower
coming uiuitLUt descended upon them.
The enrriagf i had been ordered back to
stables of Ilia" 'Sea Bay House." Mr.
Sterry, however, being an Englishman
produced the inevitable umbrella, under
which, at a brisk run, they reached the.
House,, which was one of the pert, second
rate elass, which abundantly prevail on
the New England coast. They sought
refuge in the parlor, into which the land .
lord cheerily trotted, and recognizing Mr.'
Sterry, asked, in the exuberant kindness
of his heart, if he "wouldn't have some
thing for himself and his young lady!"
Had Uia.wurda been w'i tu-n iu iiraon
the Englishman' brain lie could not have
been more seaml and shriveled. Miss
lYiolet turned toward the rain-darkened
l r -fri .11 x
witiuow iur consolation, me lanuioru
retired, abashed from the room and sought
the kitchen, ia which apartment he found
his wife, and imparted to her that he had,
as it were, ''kinder provoked the hand
some Englishman, for either Missy had
given him the mitten, or' else he was go-ing-to
propose and just hadn't!" Be
tween which two opinions he vibrated like
a pendulum and being a kind soul, with
tender reminiscences of his own courti no-
days, these oscillations were accompanied
Dy sharp twinges ot regret.
I'oor Mr. bterry Knew not wnat to uo.
At last, not without misgiving as to
whether he was not Inaking the matter ,
worse, he ventured to say : - i
I cannot ten you how iieepiy i regret
the annoyance to which you have been
-iT ii . v: : . virtit
equally iu mis euipiiac us juj , iuit:i
turned from the window, her lonsr eve-
lashcs moist with nshed tears, her color
deepening as she spoke, and reaching her
tunn to him said:
' New mind.1 - - -
" I thank fou," was all that Mr. Sterry
could say in return, and an embarrassing
silence loliowed, during which they gazed
from separate windows off toward the
ocean. Happily for them, other people
now entered. Shortly after, the clouds
rolled away, the sun came out suddenly,
and Violet said that she would trouble Mr.
Sterry to order her carriage. When it
came he conducted her to it.
As she was about to enter, she said in a
casual way :
i'erhaps you will drive DacK to town
with me?" '
He hesitated and began, "I fear that I
" No." said Violet,- and pointed to the
seat beside her.
To say that he thoroughly enjoyed the
ride would be-hut-to Jaintfy portray his
bcatitic state of mind. Never was air so
sweet. -or &kv and sea so bripht.T The
coivnionest objects by the road side had
an unusual beauty, while all nature sang
a Laudamus. And he joined in spirit.
Tho-snires of -t tie town appeared far too
soon, and declining Violet's- ofte'r to have
the coachman take him to his lodgings af
ter she had been left at her own door, he
waJlred away-with his heart- full,-of peace
and krv -' ' J vy
To dwell alone with his own duss wasi
all that he wished. He could not but feell
uiai me presence oi any one eue was ira-1 mcstic nuis3nce Iu ftfe county we should
some it was as n iney rooDea nim oiki,ii. .v.. tv, .0
t for f rnm on avor.
somethiiqr actual- and Tangible when they
broke in on his train of thought. Sweet
possibilities walked hand in hand with
more sooer proDaDinties in snaciowy pro
cession; and atuieend 01 the vista was tne
idol in its shrine, liefore which be laid as
votive offerings, all that was best and no
blest within nun.
The next day Miss DaHforth sought the
shop on some idle pretext, and lingered
long over the counter strewn with small
wares-- At last, as she received her tiny
parcel, she said in a. voice, so low that it
gave a confidential air-ta tlie . remark, "I
should be pleased to have you call," and
heariag4HS gratified assent, she raised the
blne-gTay eyes to his, and it was as a seal
to the tact
ile came that wry evening. Violet re
ceived him. dressed in, I know not what.
of tnuir material 01 tne faintest Diue. - 11
she hai; teemed beatitif ill before, thrice
more so was she now. As a gem loses not
by its settingjso she in; her own home,
with all its appointments of elegant luxu
ry, gained by the surrounling. -
The evening passed quickly, ne talked
well, and so did she : .and both listened
well. They spoke of books, of old-world
literature-and of new-world authors. The
hour'whett ho Most go had the waspish
still? plucked from It bf art invitation to
-call boob again,?' coyly and firmly given
and warmiy ana earnestly accepui.
rto passed days into weeks, nnui, Dy
the latter., part of -August, acquaintance
had ripened into intimacy. There were
walks, and drives,' and chnrch-goings to
gether, and books ana nowers to remina
her of him when they were not together.
Mr. Sterry had not yet spoken dennnitely
of his love, but he wns sure, and it was
quite time thst Violet knew, of what was
unsaid. - . . .
Aunt Danforth, now able to walk, bad
been ordered to the country; and Violet
was to accompany her. This was a terri
ble sorrow to Mr. Sterry. He was not free
togowithher. Unlike this "lily of the
field," life (or him meant to toil if not to
spin. . - u -'.-,
The fateful evening came at last. They
had been reading Mrs. Browning's "Lady
Geraldine's Courtship." .As he clcsed the
book, he turned to Violet and said
- - Do" you not believe she loved hiihtru-
ly : is ii uut .f?siuic w iun.-gv uisuncuon
in rank for love's sake?" ,
. Violet hesitated.
" HontMued:4Oh,'whT6houkI I ask
indirectly what I long to know? It may
sectrr presuming in me I know trot how
to say it-and yet I .love you ! Yia yu -
not can vou not. rive me any hope?"
Violet did not speak for some time. Mr.
Sterrv angured well from her silence. At
last; she said: "I cannot." P
" But why cannot you ?"
She did box answer. The silence was
44 Tell me why not, dear Miss Violet,'
he said at last.
Placing her little hand on his, turning
fully on him the glory of her eyes, bend-.
ing very sngniiy towara mm, as ir, with
all the sense of her beauty, to blind him to
the blow, she said -
44 Mr. Sterry, I have done wrong not
to yon only, nor to myself only, but to
another. The gentleman to whom I am
engaged returns lrom Europe soon, and I
am to be married in September."
"But you do not love him?" said Mr
Sterry hurriedly. 44 You cannot love him
tell me for yourself, that you do not"
" Yes, I do love him," answered Violet.
44 1 have always loved him."
" I have ventured to think that my at
tentions were not unwelcome to you,"
continued Mr. Sterry; " I have then been
mistaken?" ' " - -' - '
44 Yes," replied Violet, in a low voice,
taking her hand from his, where it had
lain lightly and untouched, 44 yes, I did
not care for your attention, but it was dull
and lonely here in summer, and I am
younp and fond of pleasant comnanv. and
oh, Mr. Sterry, yon might have known
that I wouldn't marry a clerk!"
A very longpaHse ensued, during which
Violet furtively watched him. ? -It was the
trite old simile of cat and mouse.
44 True, I might have known, but I did
not ; " and be rose to go.
At the door he partly turned. Violet
was standinp, her hand outstretched, sweet
and infantine dimples playing about her
nice, grace and winning conciliation in all
her manner. 44 Now don't be angry with
me," slie said. I
I am not anarv."-he renlied. - And
that was his farewell.
"Auntie," said Violet, as she went in as
usual to bid her good-night and as she
spoke she turned up the gas-light, and
looked in the glass at tier own face in va
rious positions before she continued her
narrative "Auntie, do you know that that
clerk that . I , spoke of, offered himself to
me I' 'Wasn't it Impudent?"
Oh, Violet! but you told him"
Oh, yes, I told him and now, as we
go so early to-morrow, I will say. good
night, auntie dear." ' -
I hey went to the country, and immedi
ately alter tneir return, violet was mar
ried. .... . . ,
Uelore that event .took place, site made
some excuse to go to the store wlirre Mr.
Sterrjfwas employed. But she did not
see him, nor did she ever see him again.
Two years after, she and her husband
were at Mackinac where they made the
acquaintance of a jolly Britisher, as charm
ing of manner as he was ugly of counte
nance. Sitting on the cliff one night after
tea, looking off on the peaceful waters,
now all dyed a warlike red in the evening
sunset, some chance remark started the
Englishman on the subject of American
girls, whom he characterized as "fast,"
and upon being challenged by Violet to
give an example, he tola a story of a
friend of his (a Lord Hastings) "who in a
fit of illtemper ran off to America, and ac
tually served as shop-man, you know, in a
city in New England, I think yon call it ;
well, of course, no one knew who he was,
and be fell in love, do you know, with a
regular beauty ; he used to tell me that
she was, 'pon honor, the most beautiful
being he ever saw; she invited him to call
and used to receive him alone no parents,
and convenient old aunts always out of the
way; and there was something about
meeting at some beach in the rain, and the
landlord, thinking her 'Sterry's sweet
heart,' Rnd so- on well, by and by he
ottiTed himself and, do -you know, 6he ,
told him that she was soon to be mar
ried to some one else ! Hal ha! ha! d'ye
Violet's pink cheeks were suffused with
a deep peony -color. She longed to know
more, yet she was tremblingly afraid to
ask. Fortunately her husband laughingly
inquired : . ' . t .
"And what became of hunf1'
""Well, then," continued the Briton,
"just after his refusal, he got word of his
father's illness, and off he went at once to
England. It's just my impression that he
was too much of a man to grieve for a girl
like tliat. i He was married before I left
England and is living very pleasantly. I
made a visit at Ms home in West Derby
not long before ; I came! to this country.
Oh, many's the talk we have had over his
experiences in America." He used to turn
his eyes slowly toward me and say, 'Oh,
Mr. "sterry? you might have known 1
wouldn't marry a clerk!' And then he
would laugh, and I would laugh, and we
would both laugh together d'ye see?''
"Let us ,in," aid Violet, rising;
the air growl chDl,' Danbury Newt.
Divorce in Indiana.
At last, after ten years ot continuous ef
fort, in 1873, an amendment was passed
and became the law. It was weaker than
the one of the preceding session, and, ex
cept tn the requirement of a "long term of
residence to qualify an applicant to come
into court with a complaint, was little bet
ter than the old law. It seemed better
tlian it has proved. , It has.- restrained lor
eign divorces, no doubt, but Jt has done
nothing toward a repression ot our do-
think that there was not far from an aver
age of one divorce granted for .every work
ing day of the year. This maj be an over
estimate, but the number, at the best,1 is
big enoughto be bameful. -"The precipi
tancy of the scparation,andLtle. wisdom
of a sterner restraint on applications, is
evinced by the frequency with which di
vorced parties remarry each other. There
should have been no divorces in such cases,
that --isrrclear.. -But eertnin allegations
tuado, certain affidavits .filed, certain ex
porta evidence- heard, the-ourt -lias little
discretion. Where a contest is made the
case is changed a little, but generally there
is no contest, Very-often there Is no no
tice of the pendency of xhe case to the de
fendant. The law requires actual notice
" by reading or leaving a copy of the sum
mons at the defendant's place of residence,
if a resident of the State," says-the law.
But we know of one very recent, case in
whieh a wife was divorced with no knowl
edge at all, she said, of the pendency of
the complaint, and while her husband was
living with her up to the very hour that
he brought her a . notice of the decree.
Her first information of the case was that
she was no longer a wife, and the next day
she was shipped to Louisville to seek her
old home, with her worse than fatherless
children, while her astute husband, aided
by the defective law, was left to seek a new
wife and the chance, of a fresh divorce
when tie got tired of her NoW.f statute
uuuer n uicu kucii lump 3 mis can ue
done needs amending. It betters the old
law not at all. , Divorces can be -obtained
as easily and apparently as secretly as when
"constructive notice" was allowed Its
widest range. Indtanapolit JourntU
3, .. ... i . of!
At a meeting held recently for the pur
pose of providing a new building fop the
Harvard Medical School, Oliver Wendell
Holmes made this striking summary of
the benefits medical science has conferred
upon women : The pains-of surgical ope
rations and disease' have been divested of
much, if not all, of their terror. The
agony that seemed inseparable from ma
ternity has been- divorced from it, in the
face of the ancestral curse resting upon
womanhood.' With the first painless
birth, induced by an anasthetic agent, the
reign of tradition was over, and humanity
was ready Jo .assert all its rights It re
.mntrts fur the physician jto plaim for his
art the right or procuring a painless pass
age ont of the world, so far as ia practica
ble, for the patient whom he can Keep no
lunger i k, ana wicnotu dontg violence to
the wprietj8--f thV closing"cene. to
consider the physical process as one which
snoiua De ukaor nis exr insive direction.
' What narrative' In the Old Testament
does a lady going yachting ehortlyt after
the death of ner husband "remind yov of?
The widow's cruise.
GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER '19, 1874.
A COAL-MIXE 05 FIRE.
Hw It Was Onenrhed by the Ie
Ktenna After A early a Year'i Effort.
Correspondence Xew Tork Ilerald.l
West Pittston, Pa Nov. 1. Tne fire
In the "burning mine" (reference to which,
in the daily papers,' drew more or less
attention in the early part of tlie year) is
at last conquered. The agent which has
gained the victory, afrer mohths of valiant,
persistent battle with the flames, bringing
into play almost every resource . of engi
neering skill, is a new one, which hence
forth takes its place .as the fire-d-str J3'er,
whenever that most-to-be-dreaded foe en
ters the mines. The employment of steam,
by the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Com
pany, in extinguishing tlie Empire Mine
tire has proveu a success, which must be
of incalculable value, not alone in Penn
sylvania, but in mining districts every
where. The name of the foreman of the
Empire Mine, Lewis S. Jones, through
whose sagacious and persistent endeavors
the trial by steam was made, is certainly
worthy of record and remembrance.
Seeking information on this and some
matters of kindred interest, your corres
pondent was referred by the President of
the Company to its Assistant Superinten
dent, on whom had chiefly devolved the
daily supervision and practical carrying j
out of all efforts to save the mine.- "It is
impossible to enter the scene of the late
tire," was the answer to my first query,
" as it is entirely walled up and filled with
steam ; but I think that with the aid of
our maps 1 can explain to you ali you wish
On the hillside, perhaps a mile from
where we stood, was the mouth of a slope
from which mines, now abandoned, were
formerly worked j afterward used as an
up-cast for purposes of ventilation in con
nection with boilers below. ' These boilers
were placed near the head of Empire slope
No. 5, which leads still further down into
newer workings. Near the entrance to
the slope stood a wooden stack which, at
1 a. m. on the 31st of last December, was
discovered to be in flames, doubtless
carried up to it almost instantaneously
from fiie originating at the boilers. The
open spaces on each side of the slope
had been walled up with stone, but with
doorways for occasional necessary en
trance to the old workings; and the fire
had communicated at once through these
doors with the timber supports, stretch
ing in all directions through the abandon
ed chambers. So that, although officers
and men were promptly on the spot, they
were met at the first by a torrent of flame
like that which the lake winds swept over
Chicago, carried up through a diagonal
chimney of 1,200 feet, from what was al
ready a solid stream of fire on a level of
356 feet, as a plumb-line might fall, below
the spot whtre they stood. Water was
poured into the slope from a reservoir
above, and turned on below from the wa
ter pipe that fed the boilers, so soon as
they could be reached, through the near
est sliaft with its connecting gangway,
while every effort was used to cut off air
from the fire without destroying the ven
tilation necessary for the workers. But
at the end of three hours the slope fell in,
shutting the tire in from above and dis
abling the boiler-pipe below. A steam
pump worked from the mine engine was
speedily substituted, but a few hours made
it evident that the campaign needful for
subduing the fire was to be both prolong
ed and dangerous. Plans were rapidly
laid and promptly carried out to save the
engine-house and the pillars., on the gang
way by which the boilers were reached, as
to lose this way into tho miBe was to lose
all. And the enormous work ws then
before them of not only conquering the
fire in its present stronghold, but of head
ing it off in all directions to prevent its
communication through open passage
ways with other workings.
From above a slope was to be driven
down for a distance of 100 feet through
tough clay, divided into downcast and up
cast, to reach the fire from the surface.
A fan, needed for the downcast, to keep
back smoke and passes that the men might
enter, was taken apart, removed two
miles, refitted and at work within thirty
six hours; and in fifteen days from the
time the slope was begun, the old slope
was reached and water poured in. But it
was necessary to cross the slope, and i:
plank " maiuway" was held by playing
on it continually until one of stone coulj
be built and pushed through in sections.
Below " manways" were to be built and
held beside every pillar, and through old
falls from the roof, to enable the men to
hold a position from which they could
bring the hose to bear upon the beds of
tire ..in every chamber, caused by the
criiriibling under the intense heat of the
outside portions of the pillars, which fell,
keeping the masses of glowing coal per
petually supplied. These ' manways "
could be held only by turning water con
tinually upon them, the lower end of the
planks beingoften on fire before the upper
could be put securely in place, so that the
man worked in heat ranging from 100 de
grees to 170 degrees, and, as the black
damp was also steadily rising, one man !
could rarely work for more than from three
to live minutes at a time, ltelays were
ready to bring them out promptly if over
come, and carry them to the office in the
main gangway, where a ' physician, with
three asistiHits and all needed remedies,
was in attendance day and night. During
all the terribie conflict, while there were
800 men coutinually at work, but one life
was lost, and that was by a black damp,
when a fan finally broke down. As the
fans could not be stopped a moment for
repairs, a system of signals was devised
and successfully carried out, to give warn
ing instantly through all the mine if one
pave way. This was all the more needful,
as the draught of air had two miles to
travel before it emerged, bringing smoke
and cases with iU :;-.-t - :
- - The severewinfer rendered the campaign
more arduous. Heavy machinery, and all
the lumber and stone needed for manways
and sapports, and, later, for walls, were
to be brought over mountain roads and
carried into the mine. All waters that had
been available from outside were frozen
solid for three weeks ; and the mine-water,
which ate ont the machinery with fearful
rapidity. the hose not bearing it more
than one or two days, had to be depended
upon, and used oyer some times thrice.
But probably" the heaviest work of the
officers through all the time was the or
ganizing, drilling, and especially the in
spiriting of the men in the face of their
At the close of February the fire, save
for about 200 feet, had been securely in
closed, and the end seemed near, when
sound and sign gave token that the roof
of the old workings to the west was about
to fall. This had been se provided for as
to insure its coming quietly, but the men,
fearing the concussion of air which results
from violent falls, and which drives even
loaded cars like playthings before it out of
the mines, refused to remain. W atches
were stationed at safe distances, but the
fall came so gently that they were una
ware of it. On March 1 the officers found
that it was over, but, while the men were
absent, the fire had swept through the
open space and covered a Held tar beyond
its original dimensions; air-currents were
reversed ; connecting passages closed or
flooded. To stop the fans was certain
death to the men ; to keep them going
was to teed tne nre.
It was at this time, when newmeasures
were imperative, that the mine boss, Lewis
S. Jones, u t ged the trial of steam . From
the 12th to the ISth of March it was tested
in spaces still inclosed. A wall entirely
surrounding: the old workings was com
pleted with eager haste; all cave-holes
above were tightly packed with clay, a
single air-way, to be afterwards gradually
closed, alone remaining. The steam from
eighteen boilers was driven down through
pipes already Inserted, and early in May
all eyes looked Xheir joyful farewell to the
fire. At that time the thermometer at
tache to the test-pipes registered 176 de
grees, a montn later tne lower stratum
was cold. The steam, however, will be
kept confined until thn flrar. nf .Tonnnrv
next, to provide against any possibility of
The Case of Udderzook.
A man named Goss kept a small store
on the outskirts of Baltimore. One night
the Store was burned down, and among
me smoldering rums the body of a man
was found, charred, but yet retaining suf
ficient marks of person as to be faintly re
cognized as Goss. There was nothing
positive as to the identification, but the
general impression was that the remains
were those of the store-keeper. .'Inquiries
were maae Dy tne insurance companies, tor
Goss had several policies for several thou
sand dollars. The dav before the fire Goss
had drawn out ail his bank deposits, a fact
whieh looks suspicious, and the insurance
companies required further time to settle.
Udderzook now makes his appearance.
A short time after the fire Udderzook vis
ited a small town In .Pennsylvania," near
the Maryland line, where he met a friend.
They rode off together in a buggy, but
Udderzook returned to the town alone and
explained that he had left his associate at
the railway station. A week or so after
wards a gathering of crows in a retired
spot attracted the attention of some coun
try people, who found the skeleton of a
man upon which the feathered scavengers
had been feeding. There was a single gar
ment with the body, which, with a ring
found in the buggy, has been identified as
belonging to Goss. Persons have sworn
to photographs of Goss as the likeness of
the man who went out with Udderzook in
the buggy, while others have testified that
Udderzook proposed to them the murder
and concealment of an unknown man !
For this murder of Goss, Udderzook
has been tried and condemned to be exe
cuted, and will probably suffer the penalty
of the law, as the Governor has refused to
interpose the executive elcmency.
The theory of the prosecution is that
Udderzook and Goss had planned to burn
the store, and had placed a dead body in it
to be burned, which being recognized by
certain articles as that of Goss, would en
title his widow to the policies. In this
conspiracy the wife of Goss is included. It
is then supposed that, in consequeuee of
the refusal of the companies to pay, a disa
greement arose between the men,- and
that in order to prevent detection by a re
lenting purpose on rfhe part of Goss and
his wife, that Udderzook determined to
murder him. Udderzook also may have
supposed that Goss carried on his person
a part ' or all the money which he had
drawn from the hanks. The theory of the
prisoner is that Goss perished in his store,
which, as the remains were partially identi
fied at the time as his, is certainly pre
sumptive evidence of the validity of that
line of defense. The resemblance of the
man who rode away with Udderzook to
tlie photograph of Goss, is circumstantially I
strong against him, as is also the finding
of the ring and garment, but innocent men
have been hanged on circumstantial evi
dence even stronger than this.
Jonathan Bradford, an inn-keeper, was
found standing over a murdered man in
his own house and with ablpody knite in
his hand ; yet he was innocent. A tramp
er had entered the room- of the victim to
rob him and had murdered him. Bradford
had gone up for the purpose of robbery.
His ascending footsteps had alarmed the
assassin, who secreted himself, and when
Bradford entered the traveler's room the
actual murderer gave the alarm, and the
innocent inn-Keeper with a guilty puroose
was detected, as it were, in the act. Brad
ford was hanged, and the' real murderer
afterward made a death-bed confession.
Another memorable English case is that
of Ambrose Guinnet. He slept with a
man in a small tavern in a seaport town,
and during the night Guinnet's bed-fellow
was suddenly taken with a bleeding at his
nose. He partially dressed himself, went
out of the house and was imme
diately seized upon by the press
gang, who, in the good old times,
were permitted by act of parliament
to seize upon any one and impress him tor
naval service. He was taken on board
ship, which, as it. so happened, immediate
ly sailed. Next "morning the man was
missing. Guinnet was found slimed all
over with blood, the absent man's money
and watch were found, as it were, in his
possession, and the blood copiously smear
ing the stairs and hand-rails, was construed
as evidence ot his having descended with
the body, and disposed of it in some un
known way. Guinnet was hanged. A
few years ago Dr. Schoeppe was convicted
in Pennsylvania of the murder of Miss
Steineke on circumstantial evidence. A
delav was granted and his innocence was
finally established. We cannot in these
times of lax-law dealing and opposition to
capital punishment, complain of too much
han gin ir, but circumstantial evidence tails
short of what should be demanded, in
order legally to choke a man to death.
St. Louis Republican.
An Indian in the Detroit Police Court.
An Indian had been picked up drunt,
and though it was proposed to let him go
over the river, it was desirable to have him
understand that no Indian has any more
rights than a white man.
"Child of the whispering forest, sonot
the grassy plains, it grieves my spirit to
see you here," said his Honor. "Oniv a
few more moons will come and go before
you will be gathered to the happy .hunting
grounds OI your oroiners gone oeiore.
You are an aged tree. Time has shorn
you of your strength. You can no longei
chase the wild condnrango and follow the
roe-buck. The buffalo grazes in front of
your lodge, and your arm is not strong
enough to draw the bow. The rumbling
thunder and the sharp lightning make you
afraid. Once you could not count the
camp fires of your tribe, so many did they
number; now there is nothing left ot
your tribe but yourself, two old army
blankets, and a shotgun with the lock
out of repair. Son of the forest, why is
this thing thus, and what do you mean by
coming into my trapping grounds and
"The white chief has spoken many wise
words," replied the Indian in measured
tones, resting one foot on the side of a spit
toon. 44 My race has fallen like the leaves
been washed away as water washes out
the marks of chalk. . I standalone. My
camp lire has gone out. and my lodge is
cold and has no mat. Kawnee-ke-kick has
tears in his eyes when he looks to the West
and no longer sees the smoke of many
camp fires." Our great chieftans have fallen,
our warriors are dust, and the wolt utters
his lonesome howl on the spot where stood
our big village. I am sad."
TEF WICKED FLEA.
"A flea is more to be dreaded than arooeqnito,
because he doea not ting and tell ua be is com
ing." The maid sings o'er her labor,
The kettle on the hob;
The bard eings to his tabor.
The workman at his job.
The bullet alug4whil flying,
The gnat sinK on the wing;
The fcwan ciogs when it's dying
(Thoa eh that'a a doubtful thing),
The cricket aines while hopping,
The bird sings on the bough.-.
The wind sing without stopping
If ke holes will allowr
The signboard sings while swingirg.
The sea sings bass afar
You're mute mid all this singing'
Hnw flinrul.ir vou are!
Why don't ynu sing? Wbv don't you sing?
By don't you sing, O Ilea ?
Then 1 could tnce
Yu to your place.
And thee well, wesucultl se.
44 The red man may go." said his Honor.
"I cannot give yon back your dead ; I can
not cover the hills and meadows with
forest again; the wild fox and the deer
nave sought tne deeper giens, ana no
nower can waken the warriors whose
whoops rang from hill to river. Go back
to vour lode : beware of Ere water!;
keep in nights; vote earlyand often; and
be virtuous and You'll be happy." Free
A PRIEST ELOPES.
The) Rev. Father (frdrman, f Phila
delphia. Denarii Willi a Keantllol
Taunarl-ady aa a.Mi.OOO - II la Career
as a MpeeaUatar and f'wrarer.
Philadelphia, Nov. 6. The very large
catholic element in this city was thrown
into a state of great excitement this morn
ing by the announcement of the fact that
the Itev. Father John W. Gerdeman, pas
tor of St. Bonil'acius Roman Catholic
Cliurch, in the northern part ot the city,
had suddenly left for parts unknown, tak
ing with him a beautiful young lady. Miss
Witting, who had previously acted "in the
capacity of organist in this church. The
facts made pnbJc are very meager, but a
personal acquaintance of the parties con
cerned furnishes the following particulars
of the affair:
Some time since Father Gerdeman in
duced this young lady to leave the church
over which the ltev. Father O'Neil pre
sides, and come to his church, offering a
good salary. The young lady accepted,
and the t ather being a very niie musician
himself, spent considerable time in her
company. An intimacy sprang up be
tween the two, which soon ripened into
the warmest friendship, and the sequence
was a declaration of love on the part ot
the young lady for the gentleman of the
robes, bhe told a friend that she was de
termined to have Father Gerdeman as her
husband, and that she did not care what
the consequences would be. The tender
feelings were reciprocated by the Father,
and when conversing with his brother
priests he would coutinually dilate upon
the great ability of his lady organist, and
speak of her with more than ordinary con
sideration. Time passed on, and the inti
macy became so great that the young lady
would spend tlie evening at the residence
ut the priest.and oftentimes did not leave his
abode until midnight, and then iu his com
pany. Her visits to the parsonage became
so frequent as to cause considerable
uneasiness to Father Gerdcman's sister,
who acted as housekeeper for tlie Father
and his two assistants. The conduct of the
brother and the lady organist was so bad
as to disgust her, and the sister returned
to Germany, whence she originally came.
Finally matters went so far, and the two
became so bold, that one of the assistants
threatened to expose the whole affair to
the Bishop. Gerdeman became indignant,
and said his vow of chastity and celibacy
Had not been violated, and that nothing
improiKT had occurred. However, the as
sistant knew too much for the loving cou-
v i nul .Via n'hnla ..fV.iii rf ttiA ml.l.fnora
ailU 11 lj OT uuic V. HIV liiwuuuii.
of the ltev. John were made plain to His
Keverence Bishon Wood. Gerdeman cel
ebrated mass on Sunday last, and on Mon
day, which was "All Souls' Day," he was
not present at early mass, lie complained
of being unwell, and wasfound at 5 o'clock
in the morning walking up and down tne
yard attached to his parsonage, apparently
suffering great mental anxiety. He re
nminbi at his home until noon of Tues
day, when he suddenly left, since which
time there have seen no tidings concern
ing him. This little love affair and fall
from grace on the part of the reverend
gentleman did not constitute all his crime,
for now the most gainful portion of the
story remains to be told. In accordance
with a plan in vogue in mo?t catnonc par
ishes, the members of the congregation
deposited their savings with the priest.
These were receipted tor, and six per cent,
interest allowed. Father Gerdeman was
in close confidence with Bishop Wood, and
thus had a freer use of the funds of the
parishioners than otherwise would have
been the case. It has now leaked out that
he funds were misappropriated in a man
ner which was so rascally as to be beneath
the contempt of a gambler, much less ti
shepherd of a large flock, like the one in
the present case. Gerdeman privately
made his puts and calls in tlie stock room,
dabbled in real eiiate, and bought
and sold railroad stocks on call ami
fr time. He induced members of
his parish to indorse notes for large
amounts, telling them the money was
needed for the church ; the cash raised in
this manner he appropriated to his own
use. It was no unusual thing for him to
have notes discounted at bank for $5,000
or $0,000 at a time, and the very large
credit he wa3 given, on account of the po
sition he held, he prostituted in the most
shabby manner. He bought the large
houses on Morris Square, opposite his
church, and had them deeded to his sister.
As a forger he was successful, and when
several notes were presented to the makers
thereof his transactions in this line were
immediately brought to light. Most of
the parishioners had all thur spare cash
invested in the priest, and are left utterly
penniless. It is supposed the amount of
cash carried off will not fall below $50,000,
and is the result of the hard work of many
poor persons lor several years. The in
dignation of the congregation seems to
know no bounds, and the house formerly
occupied by the father has been besieged
all day long by the persons who had funds
intrusted to his keeping. It was a sorrow
ful sight, men and women weeping and
wailing their loss, and threateninp him
with such a speedy visitation of justice as
would soon end his existence upon the
surface of the globe. The roindu of the
losers were somewhat relieved by the an
nouncement fiom Bishop Wood that all
persons having deposits with the nw out
cast would receive what was due them.
Gerdeman is about 35 years of age, was
born near Cologne, Germany, and is a man
of excellent education. He is light coni-
plexioned, about six feet in height, and
of heavv build. The female who accom
panied him in his new role is a Protestant,
and about 25 years of age, very pretty and
intelligent. the detectives are on tne
track of the runaways, and will no doubt
soon overtake them. Cor. S. T. Republic.
Something About Ducks.
A poultry writer who, " during the last
six or eight years has raised nearly all the
leading varieties of ducks in very limited
accommodations," informs us that he has
proved by experience that a tub or pail
kept full of water is as good as a stream or
pondl He has won numberless prizes
upon ducks which had never been in water
since they were hatched ; has tried ground,
brick and plank floors, and finds that the
two former bring on paralysis, rheuma
tism and manj- Other complaints. The
floor of his duck-house is of inch plank,
raised one foot or nitre from the ground
on stone piers. Tirs prevents dampness,
and also enables a lei per to clean out rat3
that would otherw'-e infest the building.
Large windows are p'aced on the south,
and doors under the windows open to a
small run or waddle. In winter the floor
is covered with a i h;n bedding of hay ; in
summer with sawdu-t, which absorbing
all odors keep9 the air sweet and pure.
When the bedding becomes foul it is swept
out and the floor washed with hot water.
He has found that oats produce a larger
number of eggs in -a any otner gram.
They should be fed in a pad of water, the
exercise given the t'u v- by feeding in this
way keeping them in perfect health. The
first food for do-!, 'jags should be the yelk
of a hard boiled epg, and when, a week old
oatmeal is excellent for them. When
young they should be cooped up until the
sun is up, and not allowed to run in the
wet grass, as more young fowl of all kinds
are chilled and ruined from this than from
any other cause. When three or four
weeks old they may be liberated with the
mother, and they will soon learn to go
with the old ducks. Ducklings should
never be housed at night with the old
ducks, as they are liable to persecution
from them. This is unseasonable, but
worth saying. X. T. Evening Post.
Four ladies of position in London have
become home decorative artists. They
undertake the whole furnishing, uphol
stering, furniture, and all that tends to
embellish the interior of a dwelling. They
are said fo be remarkably clever and very
successful. They have "served a regular
apprenticeship, and acquired a thorough
knowledge ot the business.
Scene at a Millionaire's Death.
Mr. Parton, in his lecture pn the "The
Kings of Business." says he once heard
from the lips of William J. Duaue, Ste
phen Girard's lawyer, a description of the
scene that occurred in uirard s nouse al
ter his death. Mr. Dunne was executor,
being in charge of the property. As soon
as the breath was certainly known to be
out of the old man's body, and Mr. Duane
had closed his eyes, it seemed as if the
spell had been suddenly dissolved, and the
numerous nephews and nieces and their
descendants, who never before had stood
in Girard's presence but with tear and
trembling, burst into exultation. A firece
joy shone In every face. The younger
men rushed down into tne cellar and
brought up bottles of their uncle's choicest
wine, hoarded there for years, of which
thev had never been invited to taste. Some
of them were fir pone in intoxication" be
fore the body was cold. Older men rum
maged the rooms; women searched the
closets and drawers. The whole house
was a scene of wild riot. They behaved,
in fact, like a select party of vultures,
which, from a safe distance, have followed
and watched a sick buffalo, and when at
last the monarch of the prairie droops, lies
down, and f.dls over upon his side a dead
creature, then they swoop down from the
sky,"andpick out his eyes, tear out his vi
tals, and shriek exultant as they do it, each
foul bird plarinp hate upon the rest, and
devouring with his vulture eyes the whole
carcass. When they had raged all over
the house, thev came in a bodv to Mr. Du
ane, and demanded to know if there was a
will. I here was. He had drawn it him
self two years before. It was in the iron
safe in the room where the dead man lay.
Upon hearing this, a frenzy of desire siez-
d them to know its contents; and they in
sisted on hearinp it read then with such
infuriate clamor that Mr. Duane, knowing
how the will would avenge his client and
rebuke this inhuman indecency, consent
ed at length to read it, and it was read.
" When I had opened the will," sn'id Mr.
Duane to me, "and was about to begin to
read, I chanced to look over the top of the
document at the compan j seated before
me. It was a sight never to be forgotten.
There was a phastly pallor on every face,
and a certain look of mingled curiosity,
greediness, and jealousy, which I am sure
the greatest artist that ever lived could not
have done justice to. Years have gone by
and I can see it still." The little bequests
fliven to the relatives were swallowed uj
in litigation, and they gave themselves up
to imiwlite expressions j.bout the old gen
Last serin? Will Moodv moved out of
his log house in Union Grove, and it stood
unoccupied and desolate for sever 1 weeks,
but last July Ed Asher purchased the
property and moved into the old house to
stop only while he could build a new
He had hardlv settled his family in their
new quarters before they had a practical
lemonstration that there were occupants
there before them, who evidently looked
upon the new-comers as intruders, and
these old settlers were snakes! The little
the tirst night in the house there was a
great rustling on the floor like the patter
ing of myriads of mice, but it wasn't mice
that made the noise; it w as tl sound lrom
dozens of snakes as they dragged them
selves across the floor. Ielirhttui:
In the morning Mr. A. used to get up,
shake the reptiles out of his clothes, grasp
a pitchfork, and pitch the slimy devils out
of doors. It was no uncommon thing to
laughter half a dozen in the morning.
The second and third days were worse
than the first. At breakfast one morning
Mr. A felt something crawling up his leg.
and. glancing downward, found a beauti
ful little siried fellow working his way
up in the world. Another time he found
a 3-foot fellow in his overcoat pocket, who
greeted him on his approach with a friend
The nuisance Decame lntoieraoie. i ne
house was old, and the mortar in the
chinking had given way in many places,
and in the evening, no sooner, was the
lamp lighted than a serenade of hisses
would begin, and nearly every one oi tne
holes would be ornamented wirh asnake's
head. At the end of the fourth day Mr.
Asher grasped his shovel and went to the
banking of the house, a mass of straw and
dirt that had not been moved for several
years, and here were their snakeships in
all their glory. It was a perfect massacre,
for iu that banking he found and killed an
even hundred garter-snakes. Thirty were
found in one nest.
There is a scarcity of the serpent around
Mr. A.'s farm now. Litchfield. (Minn.)
Outrage by Ihinese Pirates.
The English newspapers contain details
of a shocking tragedy whieh occurred in
the China Sea, on board the English steam
er Spark. A party of Chinese, numbering
twenty, embarked in her at Canton for
Mexico. The character of the men was
unknown at the time; but it subsequently
transpired that they were Chinese pirates,
w ho had heard that a gambling-house pro
prietor was taking passage in the ship with
a large sum of money in his possession.
When tlie vessel had got fairly to sea, the
Chinese got up a sham quarrel, and fotigut
with sticks. Tlie officers of the ship in
terposed, when the Chinese fired at Captain
Brady and fatally wounded him. They
then hacked him almost to pieces, no less
than thirty-two wounds being afterward
tound on his body. A general massacre
of the crew followed. Mr. Mundy, an
English passenger, offered a gallant resist
ance, but was stabbed twice in the breat.
After ransacking the luggage the pirates
forced the passengers below, and kept
them there, battening down the hatches.
They were in possession of the vessel six
hours, and ultimately left in a boat. Some
of the firemen, w ho had hid themselves
during the slaughter, and thus escaped to
tell the story, took the ship to Macoa. It
was then found that nine persons had been
murdered, among whom were four pa-seno-ers.
Information was forwarded to
theEnglish Commodore on the station,
Captain J. E. Parish, B. N., who dispatch
ed her Majesty's gun-vessel Elk in search
of the murderers. Portuguese and Chi
nese gunboats have also goue in search of
Regularity of Habits.
Amonsrall the preventives of illness.
conservators of health and precursors or
insurers of longevity, we reirard regularity
of habits as the most important. This is
especially true relative to eating and sleep
ing. 1 he man or woman w m is nut ie- u
lar in taking meals and sleeping will soon
er or later suffer the consequences of a
neglect of one of Nature's inviolable laws.
It will not do to breakfast one day at
eight, another at six, and then at ten or
eleven for if one does his digestive or
pans will soon be out of order, and serious
consequences may ensue. And the same
is true in regard to sleeping. Our hours
of rest, as a rule, shonld be the same every
night. It is not safe for even the most ro
bust and healthy to long violate the law of
retnilaritv in this matter. The man who
retires and rises at irregular periods, vary
ing from two to fouror six hours, as many
are accustomed to do, cannot enjoy good
health, or live long and happily. Every
one should adopt a rule to retire at a cer
tain hour and adhere to it sos strictly as
possible never deviating except in emer
gencies, or on account of vitally important
rni.t-snnii In Pmsaia also! Gen.
Moltke's account were recently found to
be wrong. He,, bad drawn during the
n-aennn wtr nil flue riHOer of SmOkinP-tO-
bacco for which he had never accounted to
the nroper authorities. Demand for re
muneration has been made.
44 La-crcwcss" is next
A firzsidk tail The cat's.
Who can speak all languages r Echo.
Tranck-actiox Walking In one's sleep.
Miss Whjat. of Alabama, has just
been married to Mr. Timothy, of Georgia.
If you dont choose it. cheese If." is
the way a Unlontown dairyman talked
when he offered a maid that nand of his.
She chose It.
Yocxo women should beware of marry
ing an accountant. If they do so they take
an adder to their bosom.
Oym of our physicians recently gave a
patient so much iron that he soon began
Agents are still asking for aid for
" grasshopper sufferers." If grasshoppers
are suffering after eating half the Minne
sota wheat crop, we for one say, let 'era
Tkxxysos is said to be at work upon
something for Mrs. Edinburgh's baby. It
begins, lis said ;
"Oh, toothless, hairless, royal babe.
About thee all the Russians rare."
Uos. Sir Hrrcclks Geokgb Robvrt
Howard Kobixsos was sent bv the Brit
ish Government to annex the Fiji Islands,
under the belief that his name would over
awe the savages and it did.
A professional man not far from State
street, Boston, returning to his office one
day, after a substantial lunch, said com
placently to hi assistant : " Mr. Pitkin,
the world looks differently to a man
whn he has three inches of rum in him."
Yes," replied the junior, without a mo
ments hesitation, "and lie jooks uinerenr
to the world."
Success in Farming.
Success in farming, as in all other de
partments of business, depends on well
raatured plans, constant care am' diligent
labor. The farmer complains of over
work, and his hired help often complain.
and that very justly, of being overworked;
but tlmre is no more necessity for this
than in the carpenter-rhop, the black
smith, tinsmith, tailor, cooper, or any me
chanical employment. The merchant and
the middleman cannot so well avoid oeing
overworked at times, as a press of busi
ness may compel it. I have spent many
years as a farmer, driving my own team
dav after day. and also some years in mer
cantile business, and the hardest years of
labor were those in the store, where it ap
peared impossible to avoid overwork. The
boy who is worth anything to work w ill
not be liable to find an ea-y place to work
in the village or the citv, and one who
does not like to work will not be veiy suc
cessful in finding a place at all. 1 oung
men get $25 per month in our village
stores and board themselves, while tlie
same boys could get $2f and board for no
harder work on tlie larm; nut men iney
might now and then soil their hands with
the hoe, or their boots in taking care of
the team or milking the cows. And yet
our farmer-boys are anxious to leave the
farm. The man who succeeds in business
is no laggard, but must be up and doing.
He mav- not work so many hour.- a day as
the farmer.but as a peneral ih ng it is more
wearing on the syftem. ome ousiiiess
men do more work, and continue it more
hours, than is prudent, and the same is
ti i.e of some farmers, but of this there is
seldom any necessity.
1 would not nave an ei me larnicr-oova
remain on the farm, as it is from their
ranks that the business depaitments are
mainlv filled, but the reason tor so doing
is not to tind an easy place, for to the ac
tive business man there are no sofa-cush
ioned seats for him to idle away his time
The farmer who lays his
plans properly will not have a very
hard time ; he need not get upearlier than
the mechanic, nor work more hours ; and
he will be able to tind as much leisure time
for reading and study, but he has less op
portunity to attend lectures ana punnc
meetings, and must be content with the
newspaper-accounts of them. With the
same capital, the same good management.
and the same industry, 1 am satisfied that.
for a series of years, farming will be tound
more profitable than manufacturing, and
irood steady farm hands will have more
money at the end of the year than those in
other departments of manual labor. I do
not say this to induce people to remain on
the farm, but to show that, in point of
money-making, nothing is gained by leav
But there is another point of far more
importance the particular taste of the per
son. The farmer's boy, who must put on
his best suit of clothes to go to market
with a load of hay or potatoes, had better
be put in a dry -goods store at once, for he
i too nice ever to make a good farmer.
There is no roval road to success, and it
must be pursued with intelligent diligence.
A man need know little outside of his par
ticular industry, providing that he knows
that well. Our famous mechanics are not
noted for fine scholarship, but they make
good axes, scythes, hammers, and other
useful tools, and in time earn a world-wide
fame. It will take a long time to forget
the name of Hussey when we epeak of the
reaper, of Howe when the wife talks of
her sewinsr-maeliine. of Brown on the sub
ject of corn planting, or of Deere when
plows are under discussion ; wmic nine ib
no name in connection with agricultural
education, for all who have assayed the
task have mistaken their calling, and they
have turned out no perfect specimens;
and to-day our best farmers are practical,
observing men not men of broad science,
as thev ought to be. but of special science.
In this we have some encouragement, lor
if is just what makes our best cultivators.
Disinfectants and Deodorizers.
To deodorize an ill-smelling room or
locality intelligently, substances must be
used, which, bv causing a new chemical
combination, destroy he odor altogether ;
but if the decomposition continues to go
on other odoriferous particles begin to
arise requiring a new application of the
deodorizer ; on this account all deodoriz
ers are efficient only temporarily ; hence
the only rational method is either to re
move the offending material or employ
disinfectants which arrest further decay.
tf the material both arrests the decay and
destroys or absorbs the ill-smell, then it is
doubly valuable. Two hundred grain ot
chloride of zinc in an ounce of water is a
powerful asent in neutralizing bad smells
and in arresting both animal and vegeta
ble decomptsition in ships, hospital, ns-seetino-
rooms, cellars, privies and water-
closets without having any ill-smell of its
own ; for disinfecting purposes. mix one
pint ui-Uitt above ouiu lo iour ganum ui
There are three pow-erfiil disinfectants :
carbolic acid, but its smell is objectiona
ble ; chlorine and permangante or potasn ;
theKO ilisinfeetants act bv combining With
deleterious substances and rendering them
harmlesa. while antiseptics prevenc ana
trret the decomposition oi auiuuii uo-
stancts. .... ,
The only perfect disinfectant is habitual
cleanliness and thorough ventilation ; next
to that is a dry heat of 250 degrees.
The most common and availing oisin
fectant and deodorizer is copperas, crude
copperas sold by druggists at a few cents
a pound under the name of sulpha e of
Iron, one pound loiwoganons n wain,
to be used as often as necessary to render
all odors imperceptible, acting at the same
time as antiseptic tieoaonzer ana lusuuew
tant, and if instantly thrown over what
passes from the body in cholera, is one ot
the cheapest and best means known for
preventing its communication to others.
A Spider in the Stomach.
A short time since, a young lady, a resi
dent of thi place, experienced a creeping
sensation in her nose after she had retired
for the night, and all efforts to remove the
annoyance were without the desired effect,
the difficulty remaining for several days,
merely changing to a location-farther up
in the cosirif. At length it seemed to pais
down into the throat, cau-ing a cuokinjr
sensation, and finally disappeared. Im
mediately after its disappearance 4he vic
tim experienced acute painain fhe stom
ach, and called medical assistance in vain,
the only thing that gave relief being copi
ous doses of brandy, which failed to pro
duce any of the usual effects. Finally, se
vere vomiting ensued, and the patient giv
ing up hopes ot life, the cau of the
trouble was removed, and an examina
tion found it to be a small particle ot blood
and matter, in the center of which was a
common-sized black spider. Evidently
the brandy saved the young lady s life.