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THE TROT HERALD. fSnttthCdS Amen:
tvOta buvvumvui am law rw u w vu awauvas no
tne "sana-oiaat," ana. irom a ruaeiv-con-
structed model, demonitraUd Its value
and efficiency to the audience.
A Frenchman, bavins purchased the
I olive-husks, from which the natives of I
Southern Italy bad simply squeezed the
oil by the aid of rude wooden presses,
ships them to France, where they are
TERMS : $1.60 IN ADVANCE.
PAR AGRA PUB
Incidents and ActMeatt.
A Charleston s n vT.V mve a treated by Improved processes, and an ad
lonngX'JS dltlonal return of 85 per cenlof oil o
MSun.n,nS' twW 8teer nd -Dr. Jenzch, of Ootha, announces that
.A farmer named Henry Valentine,
Jiving near Pendleton, lnd., while fitting
on a railroad track, a few days aw, was
ft, by im express train and Instantly
a iuw nays ago, Wesley George, a
flremnn on the Vandalla Railroad, sell In
.run. ui n engine while changing a
,w??v:. ina w" run Ver by the train
. The body of a German naned Chris
uan Hcnerer was found in the lake at
fHAVftlntlfl.t Otiln mmm1h . I
have committed suicide while In a fit of
Cant. Leblance and three men belong
ing to the Government steamer La Cans
dlenne, were recently drowned by the
ubiwizuik ui we ooat in a squall in Grand
he has discovered, In various kinds of
crystaiine ana volcanic rocks, rossll In
fusoria and rotlferm, together with algro.
The existence of onranlsm In rocks of an
Igneous origin presents a new problem for
the studente of geology and the disciples
01 isastian iu buivb.
Mr. Aiirea uerney, oi new Jersey,
has patented an Improved process for the
use of anthracite coal-dust as a fuel for
locomotives. The essential feature of
the invention consists in tne judicious
mmhlnatton of anthracite dust with hi.
tumlnous coal the dust being added to
Ore, wnicii is um aiarieu witn me Ditu
A successful experiment was recently
made at the Iron works at Thale, in the
ttar. for the purpose of removing nhnn.
phorus from iron during the puddling
Alio nuii nu puuuieu Wlin 1
John Davis While at WArlr In tho mil. lanf. nf flunr-anar. anil thn nmilnnf
Inc. mill af PnlitmKn. nut A ,, i.. ... K m i- jm
; vuiu, mi iiiw u vv I wu a uuruuo wwu nuivu uiu uui. appear,
ofbolllng water, and was terribly scalded. In slightest degree, "cold short."
i anoiner roiling mill em- -Hofmann's gum, hitherto regarded
r.S.iyn ovcr ' 11 coniouve ana Dy the manufacturers of aniline dyes as a
trouuiCBUDiB rciu.Bc, iias recently oeen
submitted to "distinctive distillation."
the result being blue and violet dyes,
equal In quality to those obtained In the
first treatment. It Is estimated that hun
dreds of tons of this refuse will now be
made serviceable, where before It was only
a troublesome burden.
A new use for asbestos Is Its Intro
duction Into textile fabrics. This is done
by mixing the fibers of this substance
with the cotton or wool during the weav
ing. The finest asbestos is found on the
eastern slope of the Green Mountains,
Vermont, nnd in the Adirondack reirlon.
These fibers vary from two to forty inches
in lengtu ; ana wnen ootainea at a dis
tance below the surface they are pure
wnite, ana very nexioie.
A London physician has proposed a
hot sand-bath as an "Infallible cure" for
rheumatism, the claim of superiority over
the Russian and Turkish baths, being that
icuocs not intenere witn tne respiration
of the patient; what may be the actual
value of this fact remains to bo proved.
tnougn tnose who nave oeen neany
"choked to death" in a vanor-bath will
welcome a hot bath In which they can
A powerful signal-light has been placed
on the houses of Parliament. London.
It Is located over the clock-tower at west-
minster, and when in full blaze has the
appearance of a pillar of Are, intensified
every lew seuonas Dy oriinant uasnes
wt -i .a
uonn uook recently struck a woman
named Lou. Good wine over the head with
a chair In a row at a picnic at Memphis,
Tenn., from the effects of which she died.
Cook was arrested and committed to Jail
to answer the charge of murder.
Theodore Webb, of Norwich, Conn ,
not long, ago, was drawn In to
the machinery of a steam eleva
tor. He had presence of mind to
throw up his arms so that his two coats
were drawn off and disappeared In the
gearing, wiiue ne escaped.
A dispatch from Three Rivers. Cun
ada, says that Gus. Matte, agent fur
Ritchie & Cull, lumbermen, David Lord,
foreman, and Leon Houle and Peter
Stone, .boatmen, were drowned while de-
cenaing tne rapius oi st. nauricc Klver,
Stephen Sawyer, aged sixty, living
near Bellevue, Ohio, left home one day
last week, for Elmore, Ohio, having $600
on his person. Not returning at the ap
pointed time, search was made, and his
dead body was found in a mill-pond half
a mue irom .ueuevue, nis money ami
watch gone, it is supposed he was mur
acred ior tne money.
A gentleman resldlngon the outskirts
of New York placed a Mexican cactus on
the ton of his garden wall as an ornament.
Late in the evening he thought he dis
covered the head of a burglar peering
over the wall, and hit out at it with all
his might. He has all the summer before The light Is caused by tho combustion of
The publication of a mat literary
and scientific work has been commenced
by M. Van Bemmel, professor at the Unl-
vnpairir a-i r nnnM rnn raffia
wa vj vi wiu otvi at m.m uvni a iiio u ti ?
" Patrla Belglc," and is to comprise all
mat is Known aoout ueigium.
Rev. Mr. McDowall. a Scotch Presbv.
terlan, said lately, In a temperance meet
ing at Edinburgh, that in a recent Journey
ors,000 miles In the United States lieonlv
saw two persons drunk, and one of them
looaea very mucn nice a ocotenman.
Noah Webster used to spread his fa
vorite ideas of the spelling reform by
traveling about from printing office to
printing office and handing printed allna
cumaining me worus "incawr, "cen
ter," &c, to persuade people to spell as
he did. This was before the ravenous
demand of the great American peoplo for
dictionaries furnished him with a more
effective propaganda than a peripatetic
The latest boon to literary travelers
Is "Graphlne," which is described by
the London press as a little packet con
taining four small sheets of paper, and
on cutting off a little bit. no larger than
one's finger nail, and soaking it in a table
spoonful of water, it will produce a beau
tlfil purple-colored Ink. This condensed
writing ink can be carried in the Docket-
book, like court-plaster, and no traveler
need In future take an Inkstand about
Lord Lvtton. better known as "Owen
Meredith," Is to write a life of bis father.
Earl Ruisell Is to lav the foundation
stone or Newman uairs new cnurcn.
Titles of nobility are abolished In
Spain, and no rank Is to be recognized ex
cept rank radicalism.
The Countess uuiccioil has left a
large quantity of Lord Byron's manu
scripts ana unpuousneu tetters.
-The Snan sh "external" debt has
swelled from some $'283,000,000, In 1808,
to upward oi $870,wu,wu at present.
Snaln will now begin to unshackle her
industry oy tne emancipation oi ten tnou
The restoration of the Bourbon spirit
of 1830 is what Germany thinks the move
ment in t rance means.
Miss Elizabeth Harrison, who died
lately in Sheffield, England, lett over three
hundred thousand dollars to charitable v
The body of the late Sir George E
Cartler, Premier of the Dominion, has
been embalmed for transportation to
When John Stuart Mill was burled bv
the side of his wire at Avignon, prayer
was maue ana "a most touching address
was given oy tne pastor."
The Tlchborne case continues to draw
its slow length along through the courts,
and papers, but the testimony looks
sauallv for the claimant.
At me coronation oi tne rung ana
Queen of Sweden, Her Majesty Queen
Sophia was anointed on tho forehead and
A little leveling down among the rich
bishops and deans would do It sooner.
The London Hour says that the
Church of England Is Instructing more
than thrloe the number of children edu
cated by the total of dissenting communi
ties $ her endowments for this purpose
(cnieny tne girt ox enurenmen in tne past
seventy years) being ten timet as great as
tho.o from dissenters.
School 'and Chuck.
The Maine Conference at Its recent
session made nrovlslon for a semicenten
nial celebration, to be held at Its next or
The missionary contributions of the
Baptists of Kentucky during the past
year were $23,000, at least 3,ooo more
than tne aggregate ot preceding years
Rev. Josenh Elliott, who was. until
recently minister of the Congregational
church, Halifax, N. 8., has applied to be
received Into the Canada Presbyterian
According to Commissioner Wells'
report, a trained artisan receives for 318
worxingaaya an average oi 94 per uay
or $1,250 annually, almost double the
payment of the clergy.
The average salary or 61 ,000 Protes
tant clergymen in the United States Is
commuted at $700 annually. Probably
more than one-third of the whole receive
not more than $600.
The congregation of the Passlontsts,
which Is very widely extended, has since
1830 been greatly revived in England, Ire
land, Belgium and Australia. In this
country it has now five houses.
The .friends of the established Church
In England are greatly excited over the
rumor that Mr. Gladstone Intends to
bring in a bill disestablishing the Church
of Great Britain.
The Baptist churches In Mlddletown.
N. J., and Roxborough, Pa., retain the
aoostoilo custon of "laying on hands" on
all baptized believers. The churches of
tne "ix rnncipie isaptists" in unoae
Island also practice tho rite, t
There ate two endowed male Baptist
colleges in Kentucky, one at Georgetown
and one at Russellvllle "Bethel.,rThese
colleges have about two hundred and fifty
Btudents, of whom forty have the minis
try in view.
The Baptists are the most numerous
denomination of Christians in the State
014 ministers and 120,000 members of
whom at least au.ooo are colored. The
latter have a General Association, which
meets in August in rans, ivy.
A Catholic university, giving full
courses of sacred and secular education
Is to be founded near St. Joseph, Mo,
The Brothers from Notro Dame Unl
verslty, in Indiana, are making the ar
rangements, and 160 acres of land have
been given for the site of the new institution.
A Roman correspondent of the Catholie
Rtvitw writes that in the Italian capital.
on the evening of May 8, two well-known
him to pick the thorns out of bis knuck
Here Is an Instance of a mother's love
from a Rhode Island paper. "A Newport
woman recently discovered that her chil
dren, seven In number, showed unmls-
takabie signs or naving tne scarlet fever.
Uliw HMitKla 1Wl1n BMW naalafantn
she worked, watched, and administered
medicines day and night to her sick chll
dren, until her system gave out and she
became Insane, In which condition she
The self-sacrificing nature of woman
Is well illustrated in this extract from a
letter to a Western paper: "I know a
woman who lives in a country vlllitge.
With a heart and brain allvo to better
things she stava there and. day after day.
year after year, takes core of an Idiot bro
ther, and for her reward has only vacant
smiles and meaningless gibberish. It Is
such a half life, you say, it is vegetating;
you could not live so. Well perhaps co.
But I Imagine It a sort of vegetation that
will bloom out grandly iu the sunshine of
a second life."
Sentimental young ladles can find
warrant for a conlous flow of tears In this
from the Ut!ca,N. Y.Obitrver of recent date
"A Miilrten death occured at Oonenhlme.
Fulton County, last night. Within tho
past year Johanna Davis, a stepdaughter
nf Snlomnn Cramer, was engaged to be
married to a man named Swartwout. who
married another woman during the win
ter. Miss Davis's grief at this disappoint
ment caused serious mental and physical
affliction. Last evening her mother and
hnrsnw thn llltlnir lover and his wife pass
the window. Tho sight seemed to affect
Miss Davis, and her appearance attracted
her mother's attention. Tho young lady,
in response to questions and fears, said:
tnnn'f rv mnthpr I ehnll dto tO-nlght.'
. At ten n. m. the girl was a corpse. Her
death was caused by a broken-heart."
Scientific and Industrial.
Dr. Chandler stated in a recent lec-
Him that, nnrhnlln until ftlld sulnhato Of
iron (green vitriol) were the best disinfec
tants. The extreme summer heat In Bengal
and the African Desert Is 160 deg. ranr.,
whllo that In Nova gemma is out uejr
Professor Peters has named the last
two asteroids discovered by him, and
numbered 123 and 130. Antigone and
Chamber1 Journal refers to the United
States Signal Service Bureau, as "the
most perfect telegraphlo weather system
in tne wona."
sommon street gas with the oxygen of
a d!4a " ' I
tne air. une or tne important purposes
f this light is to signal absent members
vnen tne aooroacn 01 important motions
temands their presence in the House. It
u stated that, in clear weather, the light
cuii ue seen tor iwtniy-nve mues.
Personal and Literary
Dr. Rcuchlln. the German historian
of Italy, Is dead.
Mr. Darwin is going to spend the
summer In the South of France.
Mrs. Alice Fargo lias been annolnted
assistant light-house keeper at Dunkirk.
Miss Clara Barton, the " hospital an
gel" during the war, is lying dangerously
m in liOnuon.
Mrs. Somervllle beaucathed her scien
tide library to tho Women's College at
The English writer calling himself
January Searlo has gone mad. His real
name Is George S. Phillips.
William Llord Garrison said recently
mat ne ti.iu set type enougn to iorm a ty
pographic railroad from Boston to Liver
The first Jew who ever sat as a mem
ber of the British Parliament was Mr,
Silomons, who Is now nearly eighty years
A. D. Williams, is the richest man In
tie Old Dominion. He owns forty thou-
sind acres of coal land In Western Vir
Senator Fenton was a lumberman
fcrtv vears ago. He ought to have known
something about constructing political
Miss Nellie Thurston Is engaged to
nuke a balloon ascension this fall at the
Aitwerp (N. Y.) Union Agricultural So-
Dr. Charles Brown, of Albermarle.
Vs., age l one hundred and odd, Is going
to England to prosecute his claim to an
StnltpQ. nmnnsr other thlntrs. is some
thing of a wag. Somebody asked him the
ouer day, wnat ne tnougnt 01 tne xomos,
and he said It was a horrible cell !
Mrs. Cam T.. Hartnn. daughter of the
diltlnoiiUhMl lurlat. Kdward Xlvingston.
aladv known In diplomatic and fashiona-
uic circles, aiea recently m uasaiogioa.
m rn. .1 httiph nnvini. oi ww mbiuuicluii.
Ind., has a young son who measures six
feet seven inches one way by sixteen years
the other. The glory of that woman is
iu uer neir.
and highly respectable priests were going
The Duke of Edinburgh has been-iia- i quietly home through the Campo Flore
wooing" to Sorrento. Italy, where the
Empress of Russia and her daughter re
sided until several days ago.
Father Bcckx. General of the Order
of the Jesuits at Rome, was born in Bel-
glum. In 1810. He Is described as a short.
delicate-looking man of seventy, with a
pale, tranquil countenance.
English parochial diversions m de
cidedly queer. One civil pariah has its
population returned this year as "one old
woman, a pig and a donkey ,'M Fourteen
others nave no lnnaDitants at an.
M Ulrich de Fonville. the editor ot
the Union Republican, of Dieppe, France,
nas ocen lined anu imprisoned ior auvocav
when some of our new Romans thought
-lit to insult them, and one of them
reclved a very cruel blow on the head,
which nearly stunned him. A crowd soon
formed, and many honest persons, indig
nant at this outrage, befriended the two
Tho otUotiv,o uf tins Wosleyan Metho
dist Society In Germany for 1B12, as pub
lished 111 JJtr Mtthoatsttn atrnid, are as
follows: Number of halls and preaching
Siaccg, are 100; increase during we year,
. Preachers, assistants and agents. 10:
Increase, 2. Local preachers and export
ers, 50: Increase." 14. Sunday-schools,
1a; increase, u. utiaay-scnooi teacners
The Political Sltaatlea.
Although the Administration enlora
tho Immense advantage of being In pos
session of power, ana Is known to be un
scrupulous about Its exercise, still the
leaders are by no means at ease In mind,
and confess to anxiety about the elections
wnicii are totaxe place me coming iaiiin
States that were carried largely for Gen.
Grant last November. While pretending
to make unusual effort to obtain a vote of
confidence, there is a visible distrust In
regard to the result. The cause and com
bluatlons which operated to produce the
re-election of Grant are now well under
stood by the country. If the work was
to be done over they could not bo Repeated
witn any cnanoe 01 success.
Since that time disclosures have been
made and characters wrecked which have
excited the profoundest surprise, and
changed the whole current or publlo
opinion. Men occupying the highest po
sitions, hitherto enjoying esteem, direct
ing public sentiment, shaping legislation,
and professing to lead In moral r forms,
havo been convicted out of their own
mouths of shameless venality, perjury,
and conspiracy to plunder the public
treasury. No such spectacle had ever be
fore been witnessed, where the most hon
ored chiefs of a great party were stricken
down as with one blast of a destroying
agency. Tho Impression made by that
event associated as It Is with others
hardly less startling In corruption and
by the daring usurpations or the Presi
dent, cannot be easily effected.
Although the demoralizing effects
which attend civil war have been painful
ly visible for years past, and sadly felt
throughout our whole political and social
life, they stirred no such feeling as has
been caused by the developments of the
last six months. Crime his been brought
home to the most cherished leaders, whose
word was law, and whose authority stood
unchallenged. These Idols are cast down
and broken, and the people have at last
awakened to a sense of their great delu
sion. They know they have not only been
betrayed, but robbed by the very men In
whom the first trust was reposed, and to
whom they turned with full faith as above
It Is now seen that tho so-called Investl-
Sations Into the New York Custom House,
le sale of arms to France, the Jobbery of
the Secretary of the Navy, and other kin
dred matters, were mere shams fabricated
to conceal a mass of official fraud and
knavery, and whitewashed to order for
fiolltical effect. And the fact that this vll
alnv was not merely countenanced, but
openly advocated by Senators like Mr.
Frellnghuvsen and Mr. Buckingham, who
threw the weight of religious associations
Into the scale In order to give moral tone
to their declarations, nas naturally in
flamed the publlo resentment. They sat
on the committees, examined tne wit
nesses, heard the convicting testimony,
and knew the guilt of the Implicated offi
cial. And yet they endorsed them as in
nocent, and arraigned their accusers as
In everv State the Administration can
be put upon the defensive and driven to
tne WHII, Ana in many 01 uieiu, men
who have heretofore figured as attractions
dare not appear upon the stand, fearing
to pecaiiea to account ior meir complicity
In Credit Moblller, salary st. allng, and
lion uwuuticuaiiuiiuiiusuuiuiui nuiuvar . ' a...l OKI. Iw
Ing the assassination of Don Carlos If Mf'l&aSXS
found on French territory. 'cnsi'; u,mim,b n&JSS?
r t t.iii....i 1. r 1.. 00. iUUUiut:iH
iuuith vim jjuuciouiimiigii, iviiuuujr
Prussian Minister of Finance, has been
released by death from the torture of
hearing casual acquaintances try to pro
nounce nis name,
King Oscar, of Sweden, took advan
txe of tho crowd attending his corona
tion to sen on tne rare paintings, lurni
...ma m i-wl nM.l..a m.n.lfna,.nl noun m rm , n
ana costumes belonging to nis predecessor,
unarics a. v.
-Tom llnehcs is lecturing on "Na
tional! Advantages of the established
Church of England," taking the ground
that religious enualltv exist already, and
would .not bo bettered by disendow-
Earl Granville has Informed the
House of Lords, officially, that Sir Bartle
f rere nau completed nis mission, anu ob
tained most valuable information with
regard to the slave trade, and the best
means of dealing with It.
A Liverpool woman who chopped her
father and a pony has been sent tojall three
months ior tne assault on tne norso ana
two months for that on the old man.
Dogberry dispenses justice with curious
The recent French deputation to the
Pope made the mistake of asking "the
Sacred Heart of Jesus" to intercede with
His Mother. The Pope mildly corrected
mem oy suggesting tne intercession 01
the Immaculate with the Eternal One.
Mile. Nelly de Malamarce de Trebev,
who has Just taken the veil In France, got
much celebrity during the late war for
having stabbed aPrussian officer who had
entered her father's chateau and insulted
Two-thirds of the champagne crop of
France has been destroyed bv the hetvv
frosts of April 24. 25, and 26. and the re
maining third is still subject to the
contingencies of the five months be-
n. tatlnl .fl.
Heorers0,278; increase, 347.
The Public Debt.
A North riamllna nutter (Thlnka that
nAA.ttjik.liau WW n T mlin.n I am HtntniM Tka .taMM. AMn .ntl,,,1Aa
11,0 -.- Mbmen'a strike has 3 .F ne? rr " .....,,..
. "i TJCS.i ittoTi fw fhn AMum v" reported M a cunning ruse to gwu.
H"5.?"" -;v,.T;' ms retreat to the west.
thirty yearsT .-iff'Wwolatlfe astronomlcaligen;
Artificial coral mavbe made by paint- l wft Proposes that the new planet
lVtSmlrtoowKOt JJM other competitor for the Tchristet,:
The odor of the Lilium auratum, a
species of Japan lily, Is said tp be oonox
iA,,a tn imiiiu.flie8. and a single specimen
kept In the room will serve to drive away
u r.iv Viand Ajttlmates that the chem
ical force exerted r "slight of the sun
on the terrestrlalglobe wofld be sufficient
to transform, every minute, ,39,835,900
tnn nf carbon Into carbonlo add.
Tn a lecture recently delivered In
Prflfeuinr. A nitmnn . nf tho Tnwa Htst A
fT.itu 11 . ' ' 1 . .
"V7cr-uy, is teacning at Ann Aroer,
-Hies., H mnthiul nf inttrhl-nlntr calcula.
fjonrof his own Invention, calculated to
"sa tne laDors or mathematical stu-
-ffie whole of Homer's Iliad has been
writva in ahort-band within the space
covend by a nut-shell. Mr. J.X.Schrel-
oer, v lennese professor or stenography.
IB U1VI1SU WUD 1UUUU U1B UUIO HH
the patience to do it; ...a
The Wochenblait. speaking of women
In Germany, says that the further they
keen themselves from politics the more
zealously do they mix themselves in re
ligious questions, ana iniroauce into tnem
all the love and bate of which their nature
England acknowledges a keen Interest
In the attempt of the Dutch to subduo the
north of Sumatra, becaute of her com
mercial Interests in the Straits of Malacca.
At the same time the Pall Mall QautU
does not see exactly what she can do
The Marquis of Lome and the
Princess Louise are endeavoring to raise
a Sum from which the salaries of all cler
gymen of the Church of England shall be
augmented if less man awuper annum.
Treasurer Sninner Is again out with a
letter eulogizing our method of paying off
the debt. His figures are very striking,
ana must oe consoling to tnose wno be
lieve It Is sound policy to get out of debt
oy buying up one s own discredited pa
per. There Is one unpleasant fact, how
ever, which, In spite of Mr. Spinner's
eulogy, tends considerably to abate our
satisfaction ovcr his statements: and that
is, that our bonds rate far below those of
tn.'otnerurst-cioss nations, men t rance,
beaten and depressed as she was by the
German victories, has placed her war
debt at far better rates than prosperous
and conquering America did hers through
out the whole course of the war. We
cannot boast of a financial policy, so long
as we do not pay in the legal tender of the
worm in otner worus, in gooa nara
money of gold and silver. We have
suspended payment, and arc buying up
our own puper at the depreciated value
which it has acquired as the result of our
own act. The situation is, perhaps,
forced unon us bv circumstances: but it
Is not the less to be deplored that our
credit Is not comparable to that of other
nrst-ciass nations, a nve per cent, oona
of the United States ought to be taken at
once at a good premium. It is a national
Humiliation to nave our oonas nawxea
about and unable to command the prices
paid for those of the governments of Eng
land, France, or Holland. a. r. Graphic
Tho numerous divorce cases occurring
In America are commonly accepted as
evidence of a low condition of morals.
But when we find M. Sardou. in his ver
itable "Uncle Sam," depleting our social
iniquity In this direction, the question
might naturally arise as to the extent that
divorce ought to exist In France and'other
countries of the European Continent. In
ail lanus innaciity is sumaent cause ior
separation, and yet in Europe society-men
scarcely make h pretense of fidelity. The
very classes who notoriously practice
immorality awry tne ireauencv or divorce
In America, and affect to discover In It a
rotten state of morals 1 The truth is, that
American women will not accept the po
sition voluntarily held by many of their
sex abroad; they demand of their hus
bands the same faithfulness they yield
themselves ; and hence with us, where
divorce cases are more numerous than In
any other country, the relations between
man and wife are actually more sacred
and more faithfully maintained on both
I siaes man among our censors ana cnucs,
other plunder. With all their effrontery,
Mr. Garfield, Mr. Hnciiaoarger, anq tu.
Bingham, onoo lights of the Republican
wrty in umo, win not venmro w uu
rnnr. thn cnnntltutrnts whose honor and
confidence they huokjiered In Congress.
And their ciuurceu ausvniw win in uacu
bo a commentary which no ingenuity or
rhetorical display can destroy.
it tno elements 01 opposition are nar
monlzed and united with vigor, a victory
over this corrupt Administration Is al
most certain, in spite of the numbers and
discipline of its regular troops. The
whole situation is favorable for such a
result-far more so Indeed than at any
time since isuu. Huneniuuea to tnese
causes of deserved dlssatkractlon, the
conduct of the President In deserting
the post of duty, in Junketing about
the country, bringing scandal upon
the great office which he holds but
does not till, and his unworthy
part In doubling his own salary after a
second election, nave maue a lougment in
the public mind not to be removed by
cheap professions, and produced a reaction
against Gen. Grant which will not soon
be arrested. He has outlived his popu
larity, and worse than that, forfeited the
confidence and respect of his party.
Selfishness, avarice, nepotism, and In
temperance have been followed by their
natural consequences. M Y. Sun.
"Children's cars should never ha
boxed." So writes an eminent surgeon
in the June number of The Popular Sci
ence Monthly. Though the statement
will doubtless be received by many a Ju
venile reader In the light of a "self-evl-dent
proposition," there may yet remain
a few parents and rural pedagogues to
whom the reasons for the abolition of this
form of rebuke may be of Interest. "Wo
havo seen," writes Professor Hlnton,
that the passage of the ear is closed by
a thin membrane esnecldllv adanted to be
influenced by every Impulse of the air,
ana witn notning out tne air to support it
luternany. wnat, men, can oe more
likely to Injure this membrane than a sud
den and forcible compresilon of the air In
front of it ? If any one designed to break
or overstretch a membrane he could
scarcely devise a more effective means
than to bring the hand suddenly and
forcibly down upon the passage of the
ear, thus driving the air violently before
It, with no possibility for its escape but
by the membrane giying way." So reas
onable are these conclusions that there
was not needed even the high authority
of the writer for the subsequent state
ment that "many children are made deaf
by boxes on the .ear." It Is unfortunate,
however, that this and many other re
bukes of the same order precede the rea
son, and hence a safer general order might
be Issued to the intent t hat no child should
ever receive any form of corporal punish
ment until the parent or preceptor has
stopped to rvMon first with the child,
and then with himself.!;.
Rev. J. F. W. Ware gives the Fourth
of July oration In Boston this year. He
Is the twelfth clergyman who nas accep
ted an Invitation to perform- that service
within nineteen years,.