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WEARY, LOSELr. RESTLESS,
BY FATIIKR ETAK.
Weaht heart ! weary heart! hjr tares of life
Te rp smteniijr in the hdow, ye are igfung
lor the rent;
There in darknexs tn Die hearen and the earth U
And Uie Joys we taste to-day may to-morrow turn
v woe. . , , .
Weary hearts ! Gou is rest.
LodcIt heart! lonely heart! 'tii but a land of
Ve are pining for repoe, ye are longing for re
What Uie world hath never given, Vneel and ask
of od alove.
And yonr arirf sluill turn to gladness, if you lean
Lonely hearts! God ia love.
nestle heart! restless heart! ye are toiling
And Uie flower of life all withered, leave but
thorn awn? your wn v;
Ve are waiting, ye "are waiting till your tellings
here ahull ceaw.
And Viir ever reMles tlirolihing is a sad, sad
prayer lor jieace.
"liostiefs heart 1 God ia peace.
Broken hearts! broken heart! ye are desolate
And low voices from Uie past o'er your present
In the wntet of your pleasure there was bit
And starless night hath followed on the sunset
of your toy.
llrokun hearts! God is Joy.
Ilomcles liearts ! homeless hearts! through Uie
drearv, dreary years,
Tc arc lonely, lonely wanderers, and your way is
wet with tears:
In bright or blift hted place, wheresoever ve roav
tVc lxk way from earthland and ye murmur,
Where is home? "
Homeless hearts! God is home.
HANNAH BERET'S THANKSGIVING.
BY OLIVE TnORNE.
rAItT I IX the rooic-noiE.
Not a very attractive plane for a story?
Well. I know it. lint the fact is I can't
help it, lor the story lcgan there, and if 1
should leave out everything that could
fhock a fastidious tate. I might as well
not begin at all. Kor it is shocking, all
through, it tens 01 common people m a
common New hngland village, and there
isn't a K-rson of style in it, from begin
ning to end.
So now, dear readers who care to read
on after that announceineift let us begin
in the Poor-house.
Xext Thursday's Tliaiiksmvinir, Ilan-
nah," said old Sally Wilder ; "Lotty went
to meeting last night, and she says the
minister gave it out."
Hannah sighed, and her knitting-needles
(topped for a moment.
" Well, well," she replied. "Thanks
giving is not for us. We've got nothing
to Ite thankful for that I know of."
' Not much, I know," said the first old
woman, in the tone of one reciting a les
son ; "nothing but a roof to shelter us;
enough to eat such as it is," she added in
a lwer tone, "and clothes to cover us
mighty coarse ones at that." she added in
Uie same low tone.
44 Yes," said her companion, bitterly :
"but if we hadn't been so kindly cured for
we would have been dead und out of our
misery. For my part, 1 wish I was dead in
a ditch long ago."
"Dear me!" said Sally, shaking her
head; "I don't. I kind V cling to life,
if it is in the County-house, and I have
not a chick nor a cliild above the sod to
bless myself with."
41 Much good it would do you if you
had." muttered Hannah Berry. "There's
no dependence to be placed on the love ot
children that you've borne and reared,
and worked your fingers to the bone for
in this world."
44 1 can't ti-el to blame 3'ou, Hannah,"
said Sally, kindly, "for feeling hard like
toward children you've brought up and
slaved for, who turn 3011 out in your old
age, to come on the town. But there's
one comfort left us, old friend."
" What is that?" asked Hannah, taking
up her coarse blue checked apron to wipe
away a solitary tear whiclttook its lonely
way" down her worn cheek.
'It is the Blessed Book that has so much
comfort for us."
Hannah's knitting-needles fairly
snupix-d; her gray eyes farted with many'
tears sparkled, and her voice grew al
most fierce as she answered :
44 I'm elail you can find comfort in it,
Sally God knows you need it. But for
me I can't feel to enjoy it. Don't it say
something about the good man, and
his widow never deserted nor want
ing bread? And can yon show me a
lietter man than Captain Berry always
was, and haven't I wanted bread many
and many a time? Don't tell me!
There isn't a sjieck of comfort for me
in that book. Dear me!" she went on.
letting her knitting drop in her Jap, and
rocking back and forth in her wooden
rocking-chair, "how my Ben would have
felt to know his little wife, as he used to
call me, would end her days in the poor
house. Who would have thought. Sail)',
when you and I married smart young fel
lows, owners of their own vessels both of
them, and set tip housekeeping so snugly,
with everything so nice, that we would sit
together in this place in our old age, and
knit coarse socks for paupers."
"Ah. well-a-dav!" said Sally, cheerfully;
"mavlie it's all lor the best."
"All for the best?" said Hannah. "Don't
tell me! Is it all for the best that my own
children that 1 brought into the world,
and took care of thein when they were
helpless babies, and worked for when their
poor father was lost at sea, and tugged
and toiled that they might be comfortable,
and dress well, and hold up their heads
with the best, and spent every cent I could
earn, and sold every stick of furniture that
their father bought me. even the dear old
cottage itself; and left myself old and
worn-out and destitute is it for the liest
that they should turn me out to starve? or
to come on the town, which is worse? No!
no! it's no use talking to me, Sally. I
know you mean kindlj", but you ain't un
derstand the sharpness of it. It's a thous
and times worse than death," he went on
more quietlv, "and as 1 sit here and knit,
I think of it every day. and it cuts deeper
and deeper into my heart, and i wonder I
don't die, just with the ache of it."
She had stopped rocking now, and her'
head, with its snowy hair closely handud
away from hor face," lay heavily against the
chair, as though toq weary to live, i
"Don't take on so now," said Sally
kindly. "You aint so had off as voil
might 1m. S'pose'n I wasn't here to talk to
vou, and there's Lotty! that child's a real
comfort to you so kind and thoughtful
for vou now ain't she?"
Hannah sat up and resumed her kuit
ting. She could not indulge in the luxu
ry of rest.
" "Yes," she said, after a moment, "you
are a comfort to me, Sally, and Lotty, too;
only my heart aches for the child having
to begin in tills dreadful place. It's bud
enough for us old ones, who have had our
good times, to end here."
"O well, nobody know what good luck
may come to Ixntjv She's got a neat and
wholesome look about her.Tor all Iter Ital
ian moon, saw rvuiy. wno was inclined 10
take a more cheerful view of things than
her old mend. - 1
'Nothing so good that she'll ver lie
able to forget lax w in the poor-house,
1 in ninuu. uu jianmui, sauiy..
Well, there s worse than the poor- spent in tossing about, and planning what
house lor a young girt.' said Sally, v- -Bne would do. -In the -morning she un-
"Oh. yes! of course 'then- sal ways some- folded her settled plan to her sympathiz
thing worse," said Hannah, as the door jng hosts, and it met their cordial approval,
opened to admit a girl of fourteen, she vou necln't wait for yonr monev,"
was very dark, and her hair, which was gal Mr. Anthony, with suspiciously damp
black aud very uiick, was cui suort inner eytg ..,.u ffo with you this very day
neck. ' . . ' 1 ' .1' to carry out your plan, and as I said be-
Stie closed the door and came up to the fore j lonu vou M tne money you wm 1
fire, . need."
44 There's a man In flic otlier room, slie " Yes," broke in Mrs. A nthony, 44 and
said in a pleasant voice, "asking for Mrs. I want the whole thing arranged before
Berry." ..a.--- - - - Thursday, because that is Thanksgiving
"Wlir. that'6rue!" said Hannah, retir- Pay, and 1t will be a thanksgiving 6ure
ing as quickly as rheuinatisni aud treiub- enough."
lin- knees would lot her. - " So it will," said nannah, fervently, re-
"Whatcaulm want with me? Maybe membcriiig her conversation with Sally,
it's Johnny com -back ftcr his mother, and I must get ready before that day."
after all." she muttered to herself as 6ho "Of course yon must, and I'll help you,"
hobbled across the lloor to the door. said Mr. Anthony, heartily. -
No repentant son rt her eves as she Meantime there was great commotion
entered the best room. Nobody but Caleb in the Toor-house. Not that our poor old
Bent, an old neitibor. Her face fell he woman was of ny great value to that im-
saw it. ' . - 0 . - . , portant institution, but that she had dis
44 How de"-do. Mrs. R. rrv'" lie said i Miwared to mysteriously. Her absence
DnsKiy. "Aintover u above glad to see
me, hey i Wall, never mind. I don't bear
any grudges I've just stepped, over on
business, 3011 ."
"Business," said Uie little woman,
44 then you didn't sk for me ?" and she
turned toro.- ' ' . -
44 Stop k"atft ! buf ' I dlu" though, just
fhat very thing, and I've got some news
for you though I'm blamed if 1 know
how to tell her," he added to himself.
"News?" said she eagerly, "not from
Johnny or" .
44 Not v from any one of them sons ot
guns scamps every mother's son of them
I must say." he went on. " Hut sit down,
neitrtiDor, 111 ten you an aoout it."
" Then it's nothing I care for." said Han
nah. hopelessly, "but I don't mind hear
ing it," and she sat down.
Caleb sat on the edire of a chair, w ith his
nat 111 ins nana, imgeiting about as though
ne ihi not know exactly how to imm.
" Wall," he said at last. " I'll tell you
the whole on't, and you can take it for
what It's worth, and mebbv that's iust
nothins at all. This morning when 1 got
up leetle late I was I lound Mariar a
stewing round the kitchen like all pos
sessed," Just a bilin" cause I forgot to get
her any dry wood. That little Hurry of
snow we had one night, you know, just
spue J every suck she (iaii, and shecouldn
get a fire no way. Wall, Mariar ain't
none o' voiir soft-spoken critters, Mariar
11111 t, anil she ptst mpiieu around there till
I thought she d raise the roof, and lest to
pacify her, I went into the shed to sec
what I could find that would burn. The
fust thing 1 sot eyes on was that Old secre
tary of Merry s that 1 lought of you a
dozen 3'ear3 ago, that I'd put out there
ciusf It was wore out as much as a j-ear
Hannah had been listening from polite-
ws nut now sue looKea eagcrry atajeo,
That worthy took his hat in the other
hand, crossed his legs over the other wiiy,
and went on. . -
44 Thinks I to myself, the old thing may
as well be out o' tiie way. It ain't worth
a continental, and it'll burn beautiful. So
I took up my ax and went at it. The fust
blow knocked it clean over and the second
bust it to Hinders. Wall now." said Caleb.
getting excited, and rising to come and
stand before her, "I d used that secretary
myself, and I'm sure I've opened every
drawer a thousand times, and, blame me it
I can tell where it came from but, as it
flew to pieces, I saw a piece of j-cllow pa
per fly out and drop behind a barrel. It's
some old piece I left in, says I to myself,
and I stove up the rest of it, carried it in,
and made up a rousing fire. But, some
how, I couldn't get the bit of paper off my
mind, and finally I sa3-s, 'Wall, it won't
hurt none toj see what it is,' so out I
tramps to the shed, leans over behind the
barrel, and picks out this paper." Caleb
here drew out a yellow package, opened
and spread it out before her.
44 Now, Miss Berry, fur as I can make
out, this here doeyment is an insurauce on
Bcny's life. I do' know as it's wuth a red
cent, but leastways I thought I'd bring it
over, and you can do as 3-011 like about it.
Mebby it's good, fur there's a pigment
made "the very day afore he sailed on that
Hannah leaned forward excitedl3, and
grasped the paper.
44 Why, I never saw this !" she ex
claimed. 44 Ben did mean to provide for
me then. Why, it's for a thousand dol
44 A thousand dollars !" said Caleb, "it's
ten thousand, and if it's good you're a rich
woman, Mrs. Berry, and will ride over us
44 Ten thousand dollars!" murmured
Hannah, sinking back in her chair, faint
44 Yes, but don't faint away, neighbor,"
said Caleb, suddenly; 44 mebby it isn't
That brought her to.
"Sure enough. I must see Lawyer
Anthony right away," and she started up
44 Wall, I thought mebby you'd want
to see somebod3'," said Caleb, 44 so I
brought my' hone along, and I'll take you
r;ght over. '
"Thank you! thank you !" said Han
nah, briskly, "I'll just get" on my things,"
and she hurried out of the room, instinct
ively hiding the paper in her pocket as she
went. . ' i ... .
44 Wall," said Caleb, as she shut the
door. " I've heard say that joy never killed
a bod3T, but she did come plaguey near
fainting away. Jerusalem I what could I
do with a fainted-away woman? Thank
goodness, Mariar don't faint."
The anxious old woman met no one on
her wav to her room, where she hurried
on a failed old shawl and a wreck of a
hood, and in a few moments presented her
self at the door again.
" Now I am ready," she said.
Caleb Bent came out. helped her into
his sleigh, and in another minute they had
left the dismal Toor-houc behind, and
were speeding down the street at the best
speed of the old bundle of boucs which
Caleb called his horse.
Law3'er ' Anthony was fortunately at.,
home, and after looking over the docu
ment, iie declared it to be genuine, and
told Mrs. Berry that she was the undoubt
ed possessor of $10,000. - 1
"But how can I get it ? " she asked, be
wildered by the good news.
" You must goto the ollice I'll go with
you and present the policy, and go1
"through certain forms. It will be a few
days, probably, before the money will be
positively' in your hands, but meantime,
if you want any funds," lie went 011 po
litely, " I can let j-ou have any reasonable
amount. I b rieve " he hesitated, 44 il
I'm not misinformed, you reside "
" Yes," she said firmly ; "Mr. Anthony.
I live at present in the Poor-house; but if
this is true oh 1 " and she fairly broke
down and buried her face in her hands.
" I didn't think I could ever shed another
tear," she said presently, 44 and you must
excuse me, sir; but I have been through
very deep and bitter waters."
1 " I know." he said, gently. 41 Make no
excuses. Your case is an unusually hard
one, and has excited much sympathy in
the town. Every one will rejoice to hear
of your good fortune." . .
Of course tliat policy was good, or I
never should have dragged the misery of
that most unhappy mother into your no
tice. The insurance company acknowl
edged it, and agreed to pay it soon.'
Mr. Anthony iuvitod Hannah t"make
his liouse her home until she could -make
arrangements for herself, and slic "rrato
fully accepted the invitation. And that
very evening, dressed by the lawyer's
kind-hearted wife in some of her "own
clothes, she sat down to tea as a guest.
Well, how do you think she felt? For
mv part, 1 leave the painti
mnting 01 her lect-
ings to those who dtilight in delving into
secret places Hi human hearts.- I can
oniv teii w-iat she did. And I'll begin by
Myntr that she did not close her eves that
ni.rht. She went to bed because Mrs. An-
thonv said she must, but she could not
chut ber eves, and the whole night was
was discovered about half an hour after she
had left. The mistress came into the kitch
en, and missiiiir her from her usual seat,
asked for lier. Sally said she had gone in
to the other room some tune ago to see
some one who asked for her. -1
"Oh, ho!" said the coarse woman, with
a snifl. 44 She's got company, has she !
I'll see about that," and started for the
The room was empty, and Hannah's
knitting lay on the floor. Then the search
began. livery room and corner of the
place was ransacked, and nothing discov
ered except that her shawl and hood were
eone. Great was the excitement and won
derful the talk about the mysterious disap
pearance tin evening, wnen the master came
home from town, and reported that she
had been seen riding to town with Caleb
Bent, and there was a rumor that she had
fallen heir to some money. That made
the talk all the fiercer, and I don't suppose
any body in the house, except the very
young and the very old, slept a wink that
night. Old Sally did not say much, but
in her heart she felt hurt that her old
friend had left her and not told her. a word
of her good fortune; and Lotty buried her
head in the bundle of rags she called her
bed, and sobled half the night. . The next
day the wonderful news was corroborated,
with the addition, that she was at present
the ffuest of lawyer Anthony. Noth
ing more was heard of her till Thursday
PART II. IX TIIE COTTAGE.
Thanksgiving was not much of day in
the Poor-house. The old women did not
knit, and those who were able usually
went to meeting, and sat in the gallery,
and they all had a sumptuous dinner ol
boiled beef and Indian pudding. Natural
ly there was not much excitement among
the recipients of all this bounty. But the
excitement of that particular Thanksgiv
ing Day began in the morning, wnen me
handsome sleigh and prancing -horses of
Lawyer Anthony stopped at the door, and
he and his wife and another lady came
into the house and asked for all the
Thev came in amiseraDie group iuonTt
ask me to paint them) and seated them
selves timidly around the edge of the
room. . c 1
The lady rose to speak, and then for the
first time they knew her. Happiness had
rolled the weight of years off from her,
and save, for the silver hair that showed
under her modest bonnet, and the faded
gray eyes, with the heart-broken look in
them, they would hardly nave known her.
She was neatly clothed in a black dress of
some soft material, and the faded old shawl
was replaced by a comfortable cloak. "
l'Dear friends,", she began, but broke
down, sank into a chair, and raised her
hand to Mr. Anthony, who took her place.
and made the remarks she had planned, to
make herself. ' He told them of her good
fortune.- He invited, in her name, her old
friend Sally Wilder to come and pass the
rest of her days with her, in her own old
home, which her husband had bought
when she was a bride, and which she had
now bought back. He also, in her name,
invited the 3'oung girl, Lotty, to come and
live with her two old friends. And he
asked the whole family to take Thanks
giving dinner with her that very day.
Lon? before he had finished Lotty was
on her knees before her old friends, and
Sally but, dear me, I never can tell how
people feel, now would you leel 111 sal
Of course they all went to the dinner,
especially as Mr. Anthony sent his sleigh
tnree times to carry ine 01a ioiks hiiu uiue
children over. And of course they had a
spleudid dinner, since Mrs. Anthony gave
up her own Thanksgiving dinner to make
this a perfect success. It was not in Poor-
house style either, but commencing in the
regular way with oyster soup, proceeding.
according to the time-honored ways of our
ancestors throiirh roast turkeys and
chicken pies, flanked by all possible vege
tables, and winding up with tremendous
plum puddings, and mince pies, and
pumpkin pies, ami oh, blessed couiiort 01
age! a good cup of tea.
Hannah sat at one end ot the fable too
happy to eat, and Sally, with a beaming
face, "at the other.
Poor souls broken-hearted and tired
out. most of them they enjoyed the day,
and went hack to thoir dreary home, al
ready invited to dinner on the next
Now commenced happv days 111 the lit
tle brown cottasre. Old Sallv, nicely dress
ed in flannels and warm merino dress, was
enthroned in the most comfortable arm
chair the village afforded (presented by
Mr. Anthonv), in the warmest and sunni
est corner of the kitchen, while Hannah,
more nervous and uneasy, was as comfor
tably placed in a warm stuffed rocking-chair
the other side of the open fire.. Lotty, to
talled maul of ail work, and happy as ttr.-
day was long, went around lux dainty
housework singing snatches of her own
native country airs, and growing plump
and handsome every day.
The outer world was represented by
Lotty's twin brother Carlo Benini short
ened to Charley Ben by plain Yankee
tongues that hadn't time, in the driviiii,
business of life, to wrestle with the quirks
of Italian pronunciation. He had lieen
left with IOtty at the Poor-house ten years
before, when their mother came, a sick
stranger, to the town, and died the next
day. But for two or three years he had
been separated from his sister, and fork
ing for his board and clothes.
Now, however, Hannah had invited him
to share their home, and his master-m
induced to pay him wages. So his life
was brightened with the rest.
It was a very happy family, as I said,
and for genuine, heartfelt happiness, you
must go to those who have reached some
quiet haven after long 3-ears of buffeting
Uie tempests of life.
I would prefer not to mention Hannah's
sons and their wives. For the credit of hu
manity I would xithcr not tell how John's
wife came to see her the very day she
heard the news, and was 44 to ghid mother
was going to have the old home ! It would
seem so natural to see her there, and little
Benny would be so pleased to come up and
see grandma and bring her some nuts he
had gathered himself.": 5 ; j J
And my cheeks'burn with sliame for
him, when I tell how George who hadn't
a room, nor a corner at, his comfortable
table for his heartbroken old mother in
her days of poverty came over in the
evening, and said how sorry he had al
ways been that it, was so, and oflered to
send her milk every day, as they had more
than they could use, and also proposed to
invest her money for her.
And I shudder to think of the lessons
of avarice taught those gnuidchildren who
came up every day with milk or butter, or
a few nice apples, for the grandma they
had never heard spoken of before.
- And I hlush for my sex when I tell how
William's wife came up and pried around
in the closets and everywhere, and sug
gested to " mother" that slie'd better be
cautious abont inviting too many to slifcre
her money, because she' might" hot "have
enough for herself. . ' '
It is pleasanter to turn to the old lanv
herself my heroiue who received all
these advances wita quiet uigruty, and wno
answered all this advice and protestation
with the remark that 44 she loved them be
cause they -were her sons, and she had
held them in her arms when Uiey were
helnless babios. and mother-Jvve -could en
dure ruuehi andishe loted dieir children,
..... 1 .... 1 ..
because 11103 were meirs ; out ner mum-
what she hal was in Lawyer Antho
ny's hands, and he would invest it for her ;
and when she died it would be left to help
Let us turn from this humiliating pic
ture of human nature, the worst thing
about which is that it is true. ... -
-.PleasantIy the years rolled "by. Lotty-
no longer Lotty Ben, but Carrotta Benini
besides making the; whole house bright
with her cheerful ways all these years
went to flehooi. jinA tpw itr"-STPet-
tempererl,-self-reliaTit -woman, teniTetn
hearted to all the poor, but tender beyond
words to her aged benefactor and her old
friend., . .
Carlo, her brother, advanced from! the"
very foundation to positions of tm?t in
business, accumulated means to commence
for himself, and in the course of years
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GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER 20, 1874.
married, and lives a useful life in the vil
lage. Gradually the two old friends drifted
nearer to the rosy dawn of the heavenly
day, and gradually, out of long and ear
nest talks at their firesides, grew a plan
a plan to make that cheerful nook in the
world a perfect home.
Lawyer Anthony was called into the
council, and slowlv the whole thing took
permanent form. The place and the bonds,
into which the money had been turned
which were enough to make a comfortable
living for five or six people able to help
tl.emselves. and with economical New
England ways were left to Carlo and Car
lotta Benini, in trust for a specified num
ber of paupers, who were to be selected
by them from the Poor-house ; as fast as
one died or became self-supporting an
other tilling the place. Young people as
well as old were to constitute part of the
number, that there might always be some
one grown up in the house to leave in
trust for the next generation and carry out
tho donor's intentions. Y'oung people
were to be taught some way of self sup
port, to give up their place to others.
When this was all arranged to her satis
faction, and when her old friend S:Qly had
passed beyond the gates, and her place
had bee.n fiUed by another broken-down,
desolate creature, Hannah seemed to leel
that her work was done.
Day after day she sat in her roekinsr
chair her little"table, with spectacles, and
coarso-print Bible (which she had learned
to value since the bitter Poor-house days)
by her side, always with a pleasant smile
and a cheerful word for every body.alway3
knitting soft, gray-colored mittens and
tippets for the Poor-house children. Her
face grew heavenly in its peace and ret,
and her breast warm and tender to all the
And at hist, her worn-out body was
found one evening in her favorite place,
the knitting in hand, the usual smile on
her lips, and a glorified look on the face
and Hannah was gone. ; .'
Carlotta never married, but lived to a
0-a ai I nlil no-fi L-nenlnir flip house full, and
" - 1 1 -' r -" -
carrying on to the day of her death the
work old Hannah left in her hands, and
leaving 3-ouns, well-train hands, and
willing liearts, to follow in the same path.
Every year as specified 111 the will a
Thanksgiving dinner was given t the in
mates of the Poor-house, and gradually
the place came to be known as " Thanks
The Secret or "Mind Reading."
The St. Taul Press says : In Sunday
morning's Press appeared a long article
giving an account of the experiments of J.
It. Brown the so-called "mind reader,"
lKilore several of the learned faculty ot
Yale College. To say the least, it is some
what remarkable to see professors of Y'ale
College unduly surprised by the perform
ances of Brown, when the performance
of the very same somewhat miraculous
feats lies within the power of almost any
person. Mind reading, as performed by
Mr. Krown, is but a simple parlor amuse
ment, which can be shown any evening,
when the proper conditions, which are
simple, are complied with. Illustrative ot
this fact, a little personal experience may
be detailed : '
More than three months ago a Press re
porter, spending the evening with a party
of young ladies and gentlemen, first saw
the same principle exhibited, and the very
same feat which Mr. Brown performed up
on his first experiment shown. A young
lady of the party was blindfolded. One of
the party then took a small table mat and
carried it into another room, placing it up
on a stand. Returning, the lady blind
folded took with her lelt hand the right
hand of the person who had placed the
mat in the other room, and she placed her
right hand for a few moments upon her
companion's forehead. After standing in
this position for a very short time the 1 ight
hand was removed from the forehead, and
raising the left hand of her companion,
still holding it in her own, to her forehead,
she went directly through intricate passage-ways
to the very article.
After this experiment, the same was re
peated with other members of the party,
the articles each time being diftixent and
put in a place unknown to the blindfolded
person. The reporter was one of the num
ber who took tho character of the 44 blind
goddess " for the performance of two ex
periments. After being blindfolded and
the article hidden, he began the search for
it, going directly to it at first, and uncon
scious of his relative position in the house,
and believing he was still going forward
in a straight line, he suddenly came to a
pause and experienced tho str invest feel
ing he had ever known in his life. It is
hard to explain it, but it was more like en
deavoring to- fly without knowing how to
begin a seeming effort to go up after
something. This sensation is explained
by the fact that the article Eecreted had
been placed some distance above his reach.
Instead of going directly forward, as he
supposed, he was told he had continued to
walk by the article without stopping, go
in,!' from it for a short time but immedi
ately returning." The experience during
the second experiment was much the same,
lie is told that he passed the article more
than a dozen times, then pausing before it.
The article was placed below his head, and
he only rememliers feeling a sensation
similar "to some one pressing gently on the
back of the head, and realized that his head
was pressed upon' a book tha article of
wliicli he wai iu search safely deposited
in the lap of a young lady, . , . - .
The only conditions necessary are that
the person whom the then blindfolded
person leads should keep the mind intent
ly on the object and where it is hidden.
The 44 mind reader" must as well keep his
mind intent on the fact that he searches
for something. The experiment u a de
cidedly amnsing one, which does admira
bly to while away an evening. While the
reporter has never seen the other experi
ments detailed in the article in Sunday's
issue tried, he has no doubt that they can
be performed by almost any one as well as
Dan Davis of Virginia C'ty paid a visit
to Promontory, on the Central 'Pacific
Bailroad, and was charmed with the man
ners and customs almost patriarchal in
their frank simplicity of the people. He
stopped at the principal hotel of the town.
It was a nice place, and the landlord was a
very agreeable and friendly sort of a man.
Says Dan ; 44 When dinner was ready the
landlord came ut Into the street in front
of his hotel with a double-barreled shot
sun. Raising the gun above his head he
filed off one barrel. 4 I said to hinij 'What
did yon do that for?' Said he, 'To call my
boarders to dinner.' I said, 4Why don't
you fire ofl'both barrels 2' . Oh. said he,
:I keep the other to collect with.' "
According to a Pittsburgh newspaper,
the array squirrels in the Allegheny Val
ley are engaged in a general !Bigr1'ifn.'
They draw thcir'recrifira tromlill points,
and may be seen daily swimming the river
in large numbers, and pursuing an east
erly course. Old farmers say that such a
migration has not taken place since 1M0,
and regard it a& the forerimncrof : an- ex
tremely severe wintwv 1 ' k '
t -rr. . - -
Lctiier McCoy, an "eccentric old man
of Troy, and for many years accounted
rich, has been a source of great anxiety to
his relatives by his habit oC making and
-destroying wills. First one kinsman and
then wiother was made nis neir, anu alter
nately hope and lear were intensified by
his valuation of his property at over $200.-000-.
The-truth h come out, however,
that he haa't mnch to leave to any body,
and the exposure of his cruel pastime hi
made some laugh and others weep.
A rill has pawed the Oregon Senate
which provides that husbauds and wives
without children may be considered di
vorced by simply ceasing to live together.
Feeding the Animals in Central Park
- . Menagerie.
The New York Central Park menage-
creatures, equally divided between mam-
ne. savs the sn rnnt.nns anouc uuu
mals and birds. The animais are obtained
lor exhibition by purchase, by gilt, by
breeduisr. and by loans. Whenever Mr
Barnum or Mr ."Van Amburgh goes out of
the city for a season he places his more
valuable specimens in the Park Museum
iiivj we sure m lautc
The more prominent donors are the Amer
ican joreign consuls and tne oiucers 01 me
army an navy. Of late 3-ears it has been
fouud possible to hreed lions, camels.
tigers. 113-eiia.s, and bears, as well as deer
fltld Otllfir A niArimil n.imnlf) ttinilOrll thf
greatest care is required to protect the
. The lions, nine in number, are fed about
eisui pounus 01 raw beet every aitemoou
except Sunday. On Sunday they get noth
ing. The tigers, wild cats, hyenas, and
me nine jacKai, me oniy fine iu Amniia,
are all led in the same way, but they aret
11 .... .... . " . . , 1
smai -x quantities, i ne tapirs, gnziy auu
bLcl bears, prairie dogs, and some of the
Iut- fiM l-PTit nn rtrofifl flnrl milk. . The
sheep get turnips during the winter, and
pasture during the summer, ine cameis;
zebras, antelopes, yaks, llamas, and buffalo
are pastured until late in October, and then
housed and fed on hay and craiu. The
tall slender giraffes are light eaters; a
quart of grain and a handful of hay per
day keep; them in excellent condition.
The eagles, hawks, and ravens set raw
meet; andthe many varieties of pelicans
the cranes, storks, and ducks sret fish
The cassowary, celebrated by the rhyme
ster 111 . ; .
The giant cassowarr.
On the plainH of Timbuctoo,
Swalloweil a missionary,
llible, ami hymn book too,
is a large, strong bird, of ostrich-like build,
covered with long black feathers as fine as
hair. He has a bold stride, and good,
muscular development, maintained on
lirurwl 011.I u-h'r Tli Bivnna lmvp crrnin
during the summer, cabbages when housed
tor the winter. 1 he doves, pheasants, and
chickens are fed grain and bread, and the
small birds get canary, hemp and rape
seed, and red peppers "at intervals.
l ite specuu pets are ine eiepuauis, me
litrlo cini henr. .ind the mnnkevs. H.ivand
,TofwiKlnc am oil tha iimnao-iinienr. Jtllnw
me elcpnanis, oui cniuiren never weary 01
j. 1 . i. I:... .. ' 1 .. .. . 1 ... , 1
leeujng mem uius 01 aj'jue auu esiive.
Tli litflo cnn tw.ir Kliinnr." ia nrft.
. 11V. 111111. 1 1. 1 J ... , , ' 1 -
vided with a dish of bread and milk every
day, and depends upon visitors for deli-
: - 01. n : . ,1 ,.f
cacics. cue ia u luvviiLc, aim 11111c uui
ten of the visitors cive her something.
She knows her friends, and if they puss
tier by witnout nonce sue utters an ai;eci-
ino- rv. I he monkevs number about
fif ty, and are of many species. They have
a room to themselves, and it is always
crowded. Their bill of fare is the most
elaborate of any in the menagerie. They
have bread every morning, crackers and
apples during the day, carrots twice a
week, and onions once a montn. orn
m1 v-wwx ,,-.- ntsi confrofOfl ill tllll CT TO W gt
the floor of their cages, which they can
obtain only by active search.
The reptiles are by far the lightest feed
ers of all. The alligators eat only about
three months 111 the twelve, and during
that time the lanrest one consumes les
than thirty pounds of meat. Once in two
weeks the rattlesnakes, recently captured
from the Black Hills by Gen. Custer,
ua'uUaml fiwnllnw nne or t wo snarrows
apiece, and about once a month the boa-
constrictor uncoils mmseii and strangles
and bolts down a rabbit or a pair of
b or the care 01 the animais iour men
are required, who keep the cages clean
and the lood supplied. Twice a week the
cages are thorough washed and the ani
mals cleaned. The temperature of the
rooms is carefully regulated by steam
pipes, running from the same boiler
which heats the large building.
At half-past two every afternoon the
carnlvora are fed. They are all confined
in cases in one room, and as the hour ap
proaches for their dinner, they show
clearly that their apjietites marK me lime
well. At two o'clock they lie almost
sluggish on the floor of their prisons; at a
quarter past they are up on their left
pacing their narrow bounds hastily; at
t'unt,-.fiiro tiilmirna nnct. tliev are almost
wild, and lash themselves against the bars
01 their cages. One lion oniy 01 mem au
isvilni oml l.d ia th one whose place
commands a view of the out-house where
the men are preparing the meat. He
watihes eajrerlv. and when, exactly a'
half-past two, he sees the men, heavily
nail-past two, lie sees me uivu, ukiihi
laden, approach the building, he gives tlie
1 - 1 ww,n cfrninrlitwair ia I
signal cry, and the room straightway is
tilled with the roaroi lions anuiue siiries
of tisers and hyenas. A large chunk of
beef is thrown to each one, and quiet
reigns again. Sometimes there are ter
rible fights between tne inmates 01 a ease.
The old lion "Parker," thirty years o
are, has to eat slowly, auu ne is curseu
with an active spouse, wno specuuj
finishes her allowance and then harasses
her lord for a share of his. It requires
all the efforts of the keepers to restrain the
couple from a disgraceful family quarrel.
A Sanguinary Battle with the Indians.
A correspondent of the New York Sun
sends that paper the following irom
Wichita Biver. under date 01 iov. 1: i ne
most gallant, tryiug, and desperate Indian
li'dit of the campaign occurred yesterday,
about thirty miles from this place, on the
Aranoso or McClellan Creek, conducted
a portion of Company H, Eighth United
States cavairy, iiuuiueim wmj -..v...,
The enaement commenced at halt
past 1 o'clock p. m. with 100 Cheyenne or
Arapahoes and Kiowas, exceedingly well
mounted and in full fighting trim, and
.ilt..niam nf hiirher crouild.
Having mi; auiftiiii;w - r o '
equal arms breech-ioauing anu a inuiv
,.!,!( ciinnir nf Ammunition than
I'.ralnrnrlll'i illl-l.-X- f.-lloWS. TllC tattlX
I 111 II.- 11 1.'! Ill O J'l"-.1'1 - " ,
fought like tigers, disputing every inch of
ground untu uai-K, iosius "c
and four wounded, ten horses killed and
two wounded, and killing fifteen Indians,
a large uumber of ponies, aud wounding
Iiiry or more 01 tue savages. uc ujmur
itn rvf l.io arTTinnitinn ft, 1(1 the ClOSire tO
IIUH V Ut3 IU111"I"'V"
care for his wounded men even compelled
Capt, iarnswortn to retreat rejucuimi,
under cover of night, to this point, whence
he had been sent out bv Major W illiatn
ltedmond Price, of the Eighth United
States Cavalry, commanding the W ingate
battalion, to discover the whereabouts ot
the Indians. They were supposed to be hi
the vicinity, as a Cheyenne spy had been
captured by Major Price individually, and
others had been seen near this point.
About dark our soldiers slowly emerged
out of the hollow, where they had been
hemmed in, and, making a "neck-or-nothius"
charse. succeeded in reaching
the plains. All the wounds were received
. . . .. .... . . . i 1 . .1 . . . .
at tms time, ine Indians uiu 1101 uare w
niiriiio onfl rtietr cfcnu-pl evident sisns Of
severe punishment and of having enough
01 it ior tne time, uapu raniswuu im
mediately struck out for this place, where
we are resting, after ha vin r marched forty-five
miles between dork and sunrise
through a terribly cold night, causing the
urrtunljwi rutin ti cntn.r frrpfltlv. The
kAvna Yls1 f ntAn unP thlTlCT tlflPP mOm-
ing, and mid performed a full day's march
OI rweniy-tnree muts ueio:e uicwuun,
- Tminuifi if.ltr nnrtn rrfHMnt of the neWS
Major Price, who had fought these same
. K. . . .......... .1 ...
Indians Oil Sep'. 1Z near liere, siaricu uui
at once for the lute scene of action, with
runt P Ilnrtwel! :ind Lieut. Morris.
An,f i v-lm!. viiMn. niiiG Z flnji T.. V!icrhttl
BHU 1 1 1 V 11 Vlllj'.ilii' ., 1 --. -
United States Cavalry, accompanied cav-
lrv eo-oneratinB- atthereouest
Price and by directions of Gen
rViviflcnn - - ".
While the fibt iaade-. by Capt. Farns-
fArtk on1 Vila KrarA mon vaa throughout
t v ui uuu 1110 uiui v ui.u - - r
fall of individual acts of bravery, dash and
daring. Private Daniel Haggerty of St.
Louis, who killed the first Indian, and
First Sero-eant Owen Con war. deserve
niemion. . f .
P? or the Indians to repwee inose
Lillm! nr ilisahleil? nnd their arms Were
sometimes of longer range than those of
I'p Among the Mountain Tops.
The il-ciy Mountain yews says: Mr.
A. D. Wilson, of the geological survey,
speaking of the an Juan country, which
u-ucovnlnrwl hr him mid his assistants this
season, says that they had a very success
ful and interesting, but, at the same time,
AvtpnnuiliT cl,T.ro-Hll!Tlmpr, wnrk onrinff
V 1 1 V 1111. 1 J Dv I - 1 u ........... . v . . ... , - r-i
to the verv elevated position of most of the
, . n . . . . ,1
region. 1 hey explored aooui o,uw square
miles, the main features of their exami-
n.Hiii ,.ii ,1 .r tlo Innntrranhr. onpolnerv
mineralogy, climate, soil, drainage, aud
other matters of interest coming under
their notice from time to time, as they pro
gressed in their specific investigations.
One ot these was tne strange, auu, some
times, painfully perceptible phenomenon,
electricity, which never failed to manliest
itself whenever the observers attempt
ed to work on the higher peaks. Indeed,
several times thev were driven from the
lusher barometrical stations oy it; anu
Mr. Wilson says that rocks, perforated
a-ith ifa enrreiirs. are frenuantlv IOUnd
scattered over the summits of the peaks,
leaving evidences of their work in glassy
ofniaL' utijI thmiiffh the rocks. An
other feature was the great height and per
pendiculai ity of the walls of the canyons,
which enabled the mineralogist and geolo
gist to investigate them to a depth of thou
sands of feet.
The district explored by this division
embraced the head waters of the liio
Grande, Animas, San Miguel, K10 Dolores,
l:i. nml many smaller
streams, which have their origin in this
great central mass of lofty mountains.
Mr. Wilson regards the district in question
as the highest portion of country em
braced within the limits of Colorado, as is
shown by the fact that his party was not
below the altitude of 9,000 feet lor three
mnntha -hiii mnnv times they camped
far above timber line. A large number of
the peaks, when measured, will show an
i,it,i.,Anr M iMKlro l.YOOO feet. Thev
ascended about sixty points within this to-
1. :.i..i ,l;f-;,.f- i-i-r ei' whili will
probably show a height of from li.'iOO to
1 1 iwui t.,..t- M'lww estimates are sriven
. 1 . v .y w in i. . . 1. 1. -
only from barometrical readings made in
The general appearance of the country
is that of extreme ruggeuness, wmcu
arises from the bluff-like walls of the can
yons, some of which tower up almost ver
tically to the dizzy height of -1,000 feet. In
many plaee3 these walls are composed of
highly colored trachytic strata, which,
when combined with the deep green of
the forest trees, presents a most beautiful
The S in Juan mining district lies in the
midst of this high mass of mountains, and
there are now but two routes ot commu
nication with the railroad at l'uebio or
Canyon City. One of these is the south
ern route, which passes from Howards
ville up Cunningham Gulch, crossing the
divide and following down the Bio Grande
to Del Norte. Seventy or eighty miles of
this route is a fine wagon road, tnougn
m:inv nf the sunnlies taken over this route
at present are transported on burros. The
mw-i tl,r,.mrli which this road crosses is
about 12,000 feet above sea level, and w ill
often be obstructed in winter oy snow.
The country surrounding the high moun
tains on the south is quite low, being about
6.000 feet alons the river bottoms : and,
nifA warm, the LTOWtll
of vegetation being very rich, and indicat
ing a line agricultural district. But much
of this tine land is on the Indian reserva
tion, thus preventing its useful occupation
at present. . . .
There is a trail leading from Baker s
Park to the northwest, near the sources of
n,. u.m i;.r.i,.l Thia l111u.-1.viT is a difli-
1.11 V. 1 1111 11 V. 1 . ...... I" -
cult pass, and only practicable for lightly
loaded animals. The altitude is about
3.500 feet. S.m Miguel Lake is located
n..n- fhia rviaa onil ia slhoilt. ii.SIK) feet lllSil.
and surrounded by many lofty peaks, with
bold, precipitous walls, rising in some in
stanw4e0fTrrmt -i,000..feet; while im
I the lake tTurfnrrst aud
meadows are brought together, forming a
rhp S.m Misuel the
country gradually op ns out into a rich,
gr:iss-producmg region, lu uua ubum
sixty-five topographical stations were ei-
iccicu. iiicucijiuuvi a.. vi-..ni,
passes, and many otlier points were taken,
li..i-,n.tri.ull tr iilsn nil nointS not Visited.
fectcd. The heights of all camps, valleys,
Imrometneallv : also, all points noivisucu,
but which could be seen, were triangi
latcd. Many valuable panoramic sketches
of a toposraphical and geological cnarac-
ter were made, which will be important to
the geologist and geographer in working
up their Held notes ior tne repon 01 joh.
As tins region lias lately excueu conquer
able interest, we look forward with anxie
ty for accurate reports touching its re
sources, both for scientific and economic
How a Student Became a Thief.
The case of Samuel Alexander, a student
of the Rensselaer Institute of Troy, who
was caught thieving, is interesting. The
students do not lodge in the Institute, and
Alexander had a room by himself over
a book-store. Late one night while sitting
at his window he dropped a gold ring,
which struck on a roof below. It was a
young lady's gift, for the young student
was a favored and flirting beau, and he
disliked to lose it. So he took the cord
from his bed, made a sort of knottey. lad
der, and climbed down to the roof. The
ring was found, and just as he was going
to rea cend he caught a glimpse through
the crack of a shutter of the lighted but
uninhabited interior of the book-store.
He saw costly volumes lying around, and
ri. c;,Tt.t mined him. lie pried open the
shutter and went in. There he found
a .im.tirio instruments used in his studies
of the haudsomest patterns. Making up
a bundle of wnat pieaseu mm most, uc
climbed back into his room with the plun
der. His adventure kept him awake ail
niht, but on visitms the store next day
tuTfound that the theft had not been dis-
,...-.! Ilia nwn soeiul nositiou would in
any event have protected him from sus
picion, lie might nave sioppeu nere imu
not his love of female approbation as
serted itself. The stolen books made ex
cellent gifts for his fair acquaintances,
who belonged to families ot high social
rvnuitinn 'l'hr more midnisht Vl.-ltS to
the book-store were made, and" Alexander
soon got a reputation lor princely uoer-
ality and elegant taste, me. miv-j.,
-.iii- tm tinuilv miinpcted that liberal
ity with their losses, and a patient investi
gation exposed tne amateur unci.
An Incident of the Railroad Mar In
'H.o f Tt. and O. Railroad must be set
ting a little sick of its policjrof making
passengers show their tickets before get
it ia a dodire to make them
pay full rates, which they might not do if
they paid on tne cars, anuacconnug u.c
requirements of the new law. There have
u.... i.nuirnna ir.r.rVipta hetwefli brake-
ucru uiiiii. lui-.i ........ -
men loval to the road, and citizens loyal
to the laws, resulting in bunged eye,
Hwiinr xinapa and interviews with the
nearest Justice's Court. There have been
all sorts of dodges on the part of patriotic
citizens to evade the railroad trespass on
.1...:,. nn that thev mrn a "COnti-
nental cuss" for the money difference, but
i.th TM-infini. mv bov." One of the
n-.a m nnmhnsa a ticket for the
uuuo i j 1- -
iU, eFatinn then nnee in the car. buy
I 111 l -1 JUILllU, . '
at h gal rates the ticket required. The
UtSt UOUge 13 LUU3 IOIU UM? AJlU4AU i
The other day a party of about twenty
nassensers from this place put up a new
job on the road. One of them went to the
office, purchased a ticKet, weni 011 uwru
the train, took his seat and slily slipped
his ticket out of the window to another, he
passing in and repeating the operation,
and so on until the whole party were com
fortably seated within the car. the sentinel
smiling as they passed in and congratula
ting himself, no doubt, upon the splendid
run at the ticket-office and the small
mniint- of trouble he was havins with
the passengers that day. Datwport Ga
Alleged Spirit Performances
At Memphis, Scotland County, Mo., ac
cording to "the St. Louis Globe, from which
we make this extract, there is a medium
named Molt, at whose house, it is said,
spirits materialize themselves and are rec
ognized by their friends present. A lady
of this city has been there about two weeks,
investigating the phenomena. She is very
critical and went there a skeptic, but is
now a believer. She avers that she lias
had long conversations with a particular
friend, who died two years ago. On one
occasion the conversation couimueu uu
hour, andthe spint-lnend told ner many
things known only to herself and me
nirit. or tn the spirit and a mutual
friend, which the latter has since verified.
Mr. Mott has a little girl, only three
years of age, who is a writing medium. On
several occasions this lady has gotten long
letters written on a slate. They were ob
tained merely by herself and this child
holdins a slate with one hand each under
a table, uo other person being in the room
hut themselves. A on. 01 jieuen, simmer
than a pea, was placed on top of the slate,
when the writing immediately com
menced. The communications purported
to be those of this same spiritrfriend, and
expressed the cliaracteristic thoughts of
the latter. .
This ladv went to a 6tore. and purchased
two slates pud a pencil. She had a bit of
pencil put between the two slates, and
then they weie screwed together, so that
the two surfaces of slate could not be ex
posed without using a screw-driver ami re
moving several screws. Not allowius this
slate to go out of her possession, she and
the child put their hands upon 11, ano im
mediately mey nearu tue movement 01 ine
pencil writing. On removing the screws,
both Sliriaces OI tne siaic were covereu
with communications. There was one to
her husband from her spirit-f riend, and one
to a St. Louis lady from her husband. He
signed his full name, and it is one well
known here. He is a prominent business
man, possessed of much wealth, and stands
This lady on another occasion had a slate
letter, through this child medium, from
the spirit of this same gentleman, refer
ring to the last conversation which the two
had together, and to the subject of it. He
also referred to the manner ot his death,
which was accidental.
Many other mysterious communications
have been received by these mediums, ho
are exciting the wonder of the country
Old Dutch Proverbs.
W c must row with the oars we have;
and as we cannot order the wind we are
obliged to sail with the wind that God
Patience and attention will bring us far.
If the cat watches long enough at the
mouse nest, the mouse shall not escape.
Perseverance will obtain good cabbage
and lettuce where otherwise nothing but
thistles will srow.
Tin. tJitu-m'in ninsr en un and down.
and whatever else may be done, there is
no other out mis long way 10 uo uie worn
1 ,iini tn sleen with one eve open. As
soon as the chicken goes to roost, it is a
good time ior ine iox.
Ifwtarv with wakms. your portion
soon will be meager.
Fools always will ask what time it is,
but the wise know their time.
Grind while the wind is fair, and if you
neslect, do not complain of God's provi
God gives feed to every bird, but he does
not bring it to the nest; in like manner he
"ives us our daiiv Dread, out oy means 01
our daily work.
liise tany; ,me:i me usucruiau imua ma
The dawn of day has gold in its mouth.
n thnt lues iM'hind in a road where
many are driving always will be in a cloud
rrtn !....! kmo If I Jmimal refers to
the careless facility with which clergymen
often perform the marriage ceremony for
any man who comes with a woman on his
arm and a fee in his hand, and thinks it
was a mistake to repeal the old law which
required the publication of banns of mar
riage. An exception to me custom w
which it alludes is the following :
" 1 nis mailer is orougut tu um "
by the very proper conduct of a clergy-
man 01 una cilj, h w "e"
last week by two candidates for matrimon
ial felicity, and, in the course of the in
quiries which lie deemed it proper to make
of them, he readily discovered that the
man was decidedly under the influence of
strong liquor; aud he told him that he
would not marry mm. ny not t
cta.n....ral the ft net.in t brideSTOOm.
4 Because you are drunk ; come here so
ber, and I will decide whether I will mar
ry vou or not ; but in your present condi
tion you are not tit to enter into so solemn
an engagement.- ine man reiuoeu to
leave till the ceremony was performed;;
v.,,f ,o f.Mm.l th-if fhA minister belonged to
the church militant, and he made a hasty
... . 1 .1..... v. . 1. : I 1.;...
retreat witn a 0001 ciose ui-ihuu mm.
Doubtless he found somebody to marry
A Ghastly Jollification.
Ah Tong Suey. better known as 44 No
Good Suey," who was assassinated in
Washingtou alley on Monday night, wa3
looked upon as a very bad man in the
community in w hich he moved, and they
regard Ins deatn as a special uipeiisauuii
of Josh. To manifest their joy at his re
moval from this sphere, a large numuer
of Chinamen met in the vrious restaurants
in Chinatown, and sat down to Danqueta
specially prepared on account of his tak
ing off. Suey was the leader of a gang 01
ball Chinamen, who resorted to all manner
of means to blackmail their countrymen.
His murderer has not 3-et been captured.
but it has tx-cn ascertained that immedi
ately alter firing the fatal shot the murder
er ran out of Washington alley into Wash
ington street, and men niaue ins escape.
The Chinese, it is said, know him, but
they will not tell the officers, or in any way
assist them to capture liim. .S'an Francis
A lady who had been teaching her little
four-year-old the element of arithmetic
was :i,tonished bv his running iu and pro
pounding the following problem : 44 Mam
ma, ir you had three butterflies, and each
butterfly had a bug in hi ear, how many
butterflies would vou have?" The mother
-is still at work on the proDiem..
TnosK who have been in the United
States Senate chamber during a heavy
shower, remember that the noise made by
the ram upon the roof was so great as to
render the transaction of business almost
impossible. This has now been remedied
by the use of lath and plaster under the
Cheap Molasses Gingerbread. 1 ta
bles poonful lard, 1 cupful good molasses,
1 .,r f,,l hnilimr wotpr 1 tensnoonful firin-
trer. 1 of soda, "salt and flour. This is a
very nice breakfast or tea cake, eaten hot
It was reserved for a Springfield, Mass.,
Justice, to decide whether ornaments made
of butternut hells were jewelry. He said
no, and the peddler who had been arrested
for selling them without a jeweler's li
cense was discharged.
Mas. Vibbibd suggested, in the Chicago
Woman's Convention, that the danger of
wearing corsets be obviated by the ladies
having their husband rub them Rfler tak
ing off the garment aforesaid. The Cin
cinnati Times thinks the idea isasoodone,
and adds: 44 We have sent Mrs. Yibbard's
husband a ream of sand paper."
A PKir and dumb mendicant was sud
denly startled by the shouts of some rude
bovs while walking down River street, in
Trby, and in turning slipped on a banana
peel and fell. He gave the lads severe
leeture.much to the amusement of the blind
begsar at the comer, who saw the occur
rence through his green glasses.
A Tkavklkr in Vermont, stopping at a
hotel recently, ordered supper. The meal
was a verv interior one. and at it's conclu
sion, which was soon reached, he stepped
up to settle for it. 44 Well." said Boniface
with alacrity. 44 1 hope you had a good
supper." "Yes," replied he, musinglv,
44 the supper averaged first rate; the
butter was strong and the tea was weak."
11. D. Coxway tells a good story in his
entertaining article on "Decorative Art in
England,' in the Novemher ttarprr t. a
fop once bothered one of the Rothschilds
by boasting of a set of mahu hite studs he
had ust bought, and asking the great
banker if he did not admire them. "Oh
yes." says Rothschild, 44 very pretty, in
deed; I've got a niauUfpicct; like that at
Thf.rk is probably nothing else on earth
that will roll lik a hat. A gust of wind
gets under your tile, and before you real
ize the extent of the catastrophe you see it
strike a bee line for the nearest puddle of
water. Into which it settles with au indiffer
ence that is hishly exasperating. No man
yet ever caught liis hat until it got ready
to stop, which is when in brings up under
a wagon wheel, or when he drives it into
the mud with his heel.
To Women Out or Work.
The following characteristic letter from
Mrs. Swisshelm appears in a late nuinlxx
ot the Chicago Tribune:
Permit me to say, through your col
umns, to all the women in this city who
are out of empkn-mcnt, that I am not pub
lishing a paper or carrying on any busi
ness which requires assistance; and that,
when I was, I never employed man,
woman, bov, beast, or machine, because
he. she, or it wanted work, but al ways be
cause the work wanted them ; that, if 1 need
ed five hundred women. I would not m
gage one who came to me with a top
heavy load of feathers, flowers, bugles,
beads, bows, and bands, on her head, pre
sented a punted face behind a masque vail,
or wore a dress either trailing in the mud
or beflounced, befolded. and befuddled,
until she looked like a French hen with
her feathers all turned up, while she com
plained of hard times and want of emploj'
ment. I do not know any one who wants copy
ing done, or wishes to employ a woman
to do office-work. I have no influence
with any publisher by which I could in
duce him to publish anybody's letters, or
"ponies," or stories. I know no one who
has any genteel employment for which he
or she is willing to pay large wages; and
my tints is of importance to me. I am 57
years old ; have spent the fortune my pa
rents left me in helping the slave to free
dom, and women into a position where
they might help themselves. I gave my
health, and nearly my lite, in hospital
service ; am literally worn out, poor, and
entirely dependent on my own labor for a
living, except when I break down alto
gether, and am obliged to accept.the assist
ance my friends are always ready to
give me. I live in very plain lodgings,
and wear a very plain dress and bomitt
from ten to fifteen years, because I
cannot afford new; for I could r -t if I
would, and would not if I could, us .hat
kind of literary work for which there is. a
ready market and a high price. One
third of my work goes In to editorial waste
baskets because I spoil it with 111)' idio
syncrasies; but I never grumble, and try
to owe no man a dollar. If I were out of
work and threatened with want, I would
go into a family to render such services as
I could cooking, dishwashing, general
housework, or any specialty ami take
such wages as I could earn, whether it
was $1 a week or oO cents; and 110 cm-ploj-er
should put me out of my place,
wherever that was. I should never be
found in the parlor when the kitchen was
my sphere, and should take pride iu being
a good servant. Such being the stand
point from which I view life, I cannot, of
course, feel sympathy with the tine ladies
who come, every day, robbing me of my
time and strength iu listening to their re
citals of sentimental sorrows. So. to all
women out of work, 1 saj, take otl your
furbelows and set alnmt "the first houest
labor which presents itself.
Jane Grey Swisshelm.
P. S. That Detroit Free Press man
knows very little about bonnets. Mine
which he mistakes for a moilel of patient
industry, is only a bit of silk bastl loosely
over a lranie. I made it in one hour, and
it cost $1.45. Neither is it ancient, as ho
hints ; for 1 have only worn it three sum
mers. I take it off iu church and all other
public places, because anything which pro
tects the head out of doors must be very
injurious to the brain if worn in a heated
room, ami because I would not mock the
Apostle Paul by substituting any modern
milliner's invention for that covering ot
the head which he required the women of
Corinth to wear when preaching or pray
ing in public, and which to-day finds its
only relative in the slat sun-bonnet com
mon in rural districts. J. G. S.
Won Her Way.
I found here a widow lady a Mrs.
George Peasly at work iu a marble-shop
with a number of men. She is cutting
grave-stones, taking them in the rough
the same as men. and is getting her $3 a
days, and puts in as much time as the
average of men. She h:is a number of
children. As a short sketch of her history
may be an encouragement to other lone wo
men, I give it as follows: "When her
husband died she wis not able to buy a
head-stone complete, but bought a marble
slab in the rough and finished it, and it
can be seen standing at the head ot his
grave, near the village of Henderson,
Minnesota. She then carved some work
and took it to a marble-worker in the city
of Minneapolis, and told him she was a
widow witfe- a family-of children and
wanted work. The dealer examiued the
work, said it was good, an 1 that he would
give her work on two conditions. First,
she should promise not to work for any
other dealer in the city; and, secondly,
she should promise not to open business
on her own account in the city of Minne
apolis. She said she would agree to this
if he would agree to keep her in work all
the time. But this 'ord of creation would
agree to nothingof the kind. She went to
St. Paul and there got work without
special agreements. Finally she came to
mis citv, and is now in the employ of Mr.
Ed. V.'liogart." Winona (ilmn.) Corres
pondence Ihicago Tnhune.
' rreseJice of Bind.
Prof. Wilder gives these short rules for
action in c:te of accident : roruustiu
the eyes, avoid rubbing, dash water into
them ; remove cinders, etc, with the round
point of a - lead pencil. Remove Insects
from the ear by tepid water ; never put a
hard instrument into the ear. . If an artery
is cut, compress above the wound ; if a
vein is cut, compress below. If choked,
get upon all fours, Ad cough. , For light
burns, dip the part in cold water ; if the
skin is dotroyed, cover with varnish.
Smother a fire with carpets, etc.; wa'er
will often spread burning oih and increase
the danger. Before - pa-siug through
smoke, taka a full breath, and then stoop
low, but if carbon is suspected, then walk
erect. Suck poison wounds, unless your
mouth ia sore. Enlarge the wound, er,
better, cut out the part. without delas'.
Hold the wounded part as long as cm be
borne to a hot coal, or end f a cigar. In
case f poisoniBg, ' excite vomiting by
tickling the throat, or by water ornui
tard. For acid poison&ygive acids ; in eade
of opium poisoning, give strong cmlVeand
keep moving. If in water,' float on the
back, with the nose and mouth projecting.
For apoplexy, raise the head and body ;
for fainting, lay the person flat.