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THE TROY HERALD.
TERMS :' $1.60 IN ADVANCE.
ImMmU and Aedientf.
A child with afrog's head It the latest
reported Darwinian phenomenon. It waa
born in Washington Co, Vt.
Three boys and a girl were contribu
ted to the Milwaukee census by an enter
prising German matron last week.
A hardened and undutlful reprobate,
aged nine years, is under arrest In Peoria.
III., for robbing his father of a paper of
A Missouri girl washed all day, made
a supper of twelve boiled eggs, and then
danced all night. The funeral procession
was nearly a mile long.
The recent fall of the Coe block in
Woonsocket, R. I., killed Xavier
Paul, a boy. Search was made for
John Sheffield, supposed to be buried in
A New Orleans girl ate a box of cas
tile soap to get rid of freckles. The
mourners remarked a very peaceful ex-
Sresslon about the mouth, at the funeral,
ut the freckles were as numerous as
A couatry maiden lately drove an
ox-team Into Indianapolis, hauling a load
of wood. tSbe said she cut the wood, and
with the wood she;bought a highly rib
boned hat, and with the hat she'll cut a
The skeleton of Chas. Baawildebald,
who mysteriously disappeared from Ma
con, Or., two months ago. has been found
hanging in the top of a tall tree' near the
city. He hung himself with his suspend
ere, during ant of mental aberration.
Charles Bangert, aged eleven, and his
mother weri arrested lately at New York,
and the boy testified that he had repeat
edly attempted to poison his father at the
instlgatl6n 'of his mother: father and
mother belong In Brooklyn, out have not
lived together for some time.
Joseph Townsend, aged thirteen, liv
ing at Princeton, Minn., teased his Invalid
sister Mabel, aged sixteen, by throwing
grains of corn at her. She flung a large
pair of shears at her brother, which struck
him in the left breast, penetrating his
heart, causing instant death. The girl
Is almost deranged with grief.
A drunkard. In Rochester, N. Y., was
nicked out of the ratter by the police,
locked up, tried and fined next morning,
and, though several policemen pawed him
over, they failed to find $800 concealed on
his person. When they learned what a
prize had slipped through their hands,
they tore their hair and wept.
There are souls too base and sordid
to appreciate any joke, no matter how
ueiicaic ana goou-natured. sucn is tne
husband of an elderly lady In Louisville,
who got outrageously angrv and caned
the butcher who pinned a calf, tall on his
wife's dress, and then followed her with
a mocking crowd. A man who will get
mad at such a bit of pleasantry as that Is
a grouty and Ill-natured villain.
A young druggist's apprentice In Sa
vannah, Go., had b pistol, and one day
thought he would ammo himself by tiring
It Into a barrel of non-explosive kerosene
oil. The pistol went off, so did the bar
rel, and the vounir drnirirlst well. Savan
nah peope are reconciled, for a young man
who has no more sense than to fire a nls-
tol into a barrel of oil particularly of the
non-explosive kind is not a.prooer per-
son to put up polscas for the general pub
Georgo W. Morgan, the celebrated
organist, has met with a severe misfor
tune. His if ft arm was wrenched from
the elbow socket by a railway accident.
It Is thought that he will never again have
the use of his arm. He can neither Hit
nor move it, yet ho continues his concerts
as of old. His superb pedal playingcomes
In to aid him In his present discomfiture.
He has still the me of his fingers, and he
gets some one to help him put his arm
upon the key-board, and, notwithstand
ing the pain the operation gives, he uses
nis nngers wim me saw or earner days.
We have a Spartan mother umong us.
nk1 Unrilna. I. mill K
VURIIVQ 4HV11JIUG1, b IfUl W ICUJVIUUOIGU,
was recently hanged at Sacramento, and
when his mother learned that one son was
about to be hanged, and that a second one
had been killed while attempting to rescue
tne nrst, sne uttered not a word or com
plaint. She sent a third son with friendly
irreetlnirs to the criminal and a messaire
to the deputy sheriff who had killei) her
uu ur'uijr oircitii nuu umu Kind iici
tyring, saying: "I have no cause of
ger. You did your duty bravely and
There Is a smile or two in this from the
New Albany, Ind., Ledger: "A party re
siding at Elizabeth, bearing semblance to
a man, sold his wife to a man living In
that vlllaare for the sum of $280 the other
day. The woman Is now engaged lu get
ting a aivorce ai mis termor tne court.
After this business Is disposed of the hap
py couple will be united In the bonds of
matrimony . The brevet husband Is stone
blind and Is possessed of some means.
The ex-husband togs along on a lumber
wagon, the proud possessor of $300 cash
and feeling much relieved at being well
nu oi a wormiess woman."
A short time since a ladv in Casco.
Michigan, went out to the river's bank to
see her husband and some other men roll
some logs down a logway into the river,
True to woman's instinct to " help," sne
took a lever and pried one end of the log,
which, in starting, caught by a knot lh
her wrapper, and took her with it down
the steeo embankment, a distance of near
ly seventy feet. The log passed over her
twicf, she each time fulling between the
other logs in such a way as to avoid being
crushed. 'As she was going over the third
time her skirt ctught In a root, loosening
her from the knot, and saving her from
going into the river. Her dress, which
was a new one at the outsi t, was torn In
shreds, and this, with a fw black and
blue spots, was tho extent of the damage
irom ner peruous rrae.
Scientific and Industrial.
In Russia the sunflower is cultivated
for the oil which it yield. This oil Is
used In cooking as well as for lamps, for
soap-making, and for making paints.
Fifty bushels of seed may easily be grown
on an acre oi laoa.
Acoordln to the French chemist Du
mas, the newly-dlsoovered art of decorat
ing walls with tin-foil, bearing designs
In oil-colors, has, In a somewhat modified
form been successfully practiced by the
Chinese for a long time.
The ancient Es-vntians possessed the
art of so tempering bronze that it would
take and keep a sharp edge. Sir Gardiner
rruainson iouna in tomos oronzeasggers
which were almost aa elastic aa steel, after
having been burled 8.000 years.
Nickel ore has been found cronplnar
oat In the counties of Madison, Iron and
Wayne, Missouri t and at Sand Prairie in
discovered. The prospectors, says the
trm Jiae, toox 4,uuu pounas oi tne mineral
three hours after the lead was struck.
On the American Continent, the
Sequoia, or Big Tree of California, can find
a congenial home only in a very few lo
calities. In England, however, It appeal a
to thrive admirably, and various "Im
proved" varieties have already made their
appearance there. The W$eptng&tquoial
tne latest novelty.'
Found pott moritm In a lunatic's
stomach: Forty-four pieces of shirt, forty
one do. pocket-handkerchief, ten do. cips,
eight do. braces, seven do. crockery
handle, six do. stick, five do. leather,
four do. coal, three do. stocking, two do.
rag, one do. tobacco-pipe, one do. Iron,
Total weight, over eight pounds.
A vein of plumbago, eight feet thick,
has been discovered In Missouri. This Is
the first deposit of this useful mineral
found in the West. The vein at Stur
bridge, Mass., varies In thlcknesa from one
inch to two feet, 'lhere are also plumba
go mines at Brandon, Vt., Flshkllf, N. Y.,
Wake, N. C, and St. John's, N. B.
One of the chief nfltato-ffrowinff prov
inces of Holland, Gronlngen, has thirteen
mills devoted to the conversion of potatoes
Into flour. .Newly the whole crop of the
province la thus disposed of. the dally
yield of the mills being some 246 tons of
potato flour.' A large part of this, ac
cording to the Glasgow Wtekly Herald,
consumed In the adulteration of wheat
flour In England.
A correspondent of the Lanei tells of
a nen laying a pair oi eggs oi gooa av
erage size In the space of ten minutes.
The same writer found In his poultry yard
a double egg, or two eggs combined.
i nis ia nota case oi mereir oouoio yoiK
within one shell . which Is common enough.
but of two complete eggs, with separate
sneus entire, except at tne points or con-
A French horticulturist has perceived
that, wherever a fruit a pear, for in
stancerested upon some branch or other
support beneath jt, that fruit always grew
to a large size. The support given to the
fruit permits the sap-vessels of the stem
to remain open, and the fruit can receive
abundant nourishment. Mr. Thomas Mee
han made substantially the same observa
tion some years ago,
Mr. Will am Yates has made the fol
lowing Important modifications in the
Daw lamn: He dispenses with wire
gauze Immediately around the flame, re
placing It In front with a strong lens, and
behind with a silver reflector. The miner
cannot raise the flame so high as to heat
thn o-nuzn. and. If he would onen the
lamp, to light his pipe, he Is foiled, for
that cannot be done, without extinguish
ing tne aaine.
Eighteen men and 63 women died dur
ing the past year In England at the nge o
100 years or over. There were still living,
when the census was taken. 6 men and 22
women, luu years old ; l man and 1 1 wo
men, 101 years ; 3 men and 11 women, 102
years; 2 men and 6 women, 103 years ; 6
men ana women, iu years : a women,
105 years. A woman died In Hudders-
fleld at the age of 107, and a man In Staf
fordshire was 103 years old when he died.
It has been shown bv M. Berard that.
when fruits are set In the open air or in
oxygen gas, a certain volume of oxygen
disappears, and at the same time a nearly
equal volume of carbonto-aciil gas appears
In Its place. If, however, the fruits are
placed In carbonic acid or anv other inert
?:as, there Is still produced a notable quan
Ity of carbonic add, as though by a kind
of fermentation; and since, under these
conditions, the oxygen necessary to the
cnan?e is not lurmsneo oy i
ed bv the surround'
Ing medium. It must be sui
the saccharine matter of the fruits
themselves, a considerable part of which
is tnus transformed into aiconoi.
At tho recent meetlntr of the National
Academy or sciences, at uamonage,
Mass., Professor L. Agasslz took occa
sion to oppose the doctrines of evolution,
which are now becomlnsf so popular
among the younger scientists. Men who
win onange cnensneo views in oio
aire are verv scarce : hence, we cannot er-
Iiect this eminant tavan to give up his life
ong theory of special creations. When
he sars. however, that no new facts have
been discovered which reaulres ua to
change our earliest views of the origin of
animais, ne overiooas tue uot mat mere
ia no special proor in mature oi intermit
tent creations. The evolution and crea
tion theories are .both philosophical de
ductions from the facta of science, and
neither can be proven true by the, light of
Personal sad Literary
The King of Vandals Oscar II.
The Khedive has eighty children
Gail Hamilton has gone to California,
Grace Greenwood has returned to
A man of Straw Tho Governor of
London University has a chair of Chi
nese language and Literature
Concord one more reigns in Concord
amerson nas got oacic.
Potter Palmer, Chicago's millionaire,
has rented a Long Branch cottage. :
The Marquis of Bute threatens to
visit America tnis summer, jst tu jsuu ,
The widow of the late Cant. Thomas,
killed by the Modocs, has applied for a
Father Ryan, the rhyming Catholic
clergyman of Mobile, has returned from
The report that Mme. Loyson. wife
of Father Hyaclntbe, has a son and heir
Commodore William Smith, who com
manded the Congress when she sunk the
Merrlmao, ia dead.
Several of Albert Durer'a choicest
pictures wan destroyed by Are recently
in tne town oi joacnewsTnai, tfonesnia.
Hammond, the revivalist, culms that
ha has converted over three thousand peo
ple in a late Western tour.
The "Life" of Dean Alvord has been
written by hll widow.-but la considerably
Inferior to the life be lived.
Thad. Stevens' heirs couldn't srive un
the tpirU, to the executors decline to give
them a ghost of a show in his will.
The resignation of Mr. William Roche
as General Agent of the American Press
Association has been accepted.
Rev. Father Guetrv. Superior of the
Sisters of Charity in the United States,
leavea shortly for Rome.
The papers are discussing whether
General McMahon Is a French Irishman
or an Irish Frenchman.
A. M. Thomson, the editor of the Mil
waukee, (Wis.) Sentittl, Is credited with
an Intention to publish a volume of poema.
General John P. Hawkins, brother-in-law
of General Canby, is collecting ma
terial for a biography of that officer.
Minister Schenck's daughters are to
preside at stalls at a forthcoming "grand
charity fair" to be held In London.
Prof. John Hart, of Staunton, is to fill
the chair of Moral Philosophy in the Uni
versity of Virginia.
Chicago has an ear doctor named
Tongue. How much scandal might arise
from having a Tongue busy at the ear.
Lucv Quln. of Philadelphia, sold her
new bonnet so that her lover might pur
chase a ball ticket. That's true love.
Georsre William Curtis' will take a va
cation of several months from all literary
labor, for the recovery of his health.
We read of a man who, made from 200
to 300 puns every day for fifty years, and
died peacefully at last. He probably died
A Kentucky oaner claims Captain
Jack as a Kentucklan bv birth. He was
probably born on the "Dark and Bloody
Laura Fair has been compelled to nav
her counsel $3,000 more for his services.
His favorite' song is. "If she be not fair
to me, wnat care i now lair sne oei"
Robert Sawyer, by writing 18,600
words in ten hours, has necomethe cham
pion reporter of Wisconsin. Now we
shall look for a report of " Bob Sawyer's
Robert Bonner has ordered an expen
sive monument for Fanny Fern. The pe
destal will be surmounted bv a Roman
cross beautifully enriched with fern
An Intelligent lad in Connecticut. 12
years old, has been hard at work on the
alphabet for eight years and has not
learned nis tetters yet. ms parents in
tend mm lor meproiession oi tetters.
Jean Imrelow. it Is stated rises with
the lark, and does most of her writing be
fore breakfast. She has a theory that all
poems composed at night are apt to bq
morbid, if not irloomv. and to such caute
ascnoes mucn or uyron s misantnropy
anu misery on paper.
An almost Incredible panurraph Is
circulating to the effect that Sergeant
listen is actually alter an tne nag carry
ing that he has done for his ungrate! at
country reduced to the humiliating ne
cessity of worklntr for a living Just like
any otoinary citizen.
Sir Samuel Baker means business.
He evidently believes that obstacles were
made to be overcome. At any rate ho
has no Idea of being overcome nv obsta
cles, and he is not a Baker that .'erven
Ids work half done. Do not. dough Is
Authorship would seem to be pros
perous sometimes. Mark Twain is now
havlm; built a $10,000 house, in Hartford.
Conn., and expects It to be finished by his
return from Europe. But then. Mrs.
Twain was worth $250,000 before Mark
ever saw her. Is it literature or wedlock
We are tohave.it seems, during the
comlmr autumn, a novel bv Maior-Gen-
eral Lew Wallace, upon the conquest of
aiextco, oy cortez. J. it. usgooo x co.
are to publish It, and It is said to be very
fresh and fascinating, and "unlike ordi
Mr. Hlnton Rowan Helper, author of
tne " impending crisis," wno is now in
South America, is expected to return
some time this fall. when. It is rumored.
he will publish a work calculated to
make quite a sensation in the political
School and Church.
The Reformed Church In America has
more ministers than churches.
The Southern Presbyterians have
morecnurcnes man ministers.
Eiffhtv-elffht ministers of the Presby
terian Church died in this country last
Bishop Ames, who has been sick re
cently, is now convalescent and about his
ispiscopai wora as usual.
Berea. Ohio, the seat of Baldwin Uni
versity and German Wallace College, has
enjoyed a gracious revival mis season,
Neither Unlversallsm nor Unitarian
ism, as an organization, has succeeded
soutn or Mew iorx.
Mr. W. O. Goodloe was recently or
dalned and Installed pastor of the Pres
byterian Church at Mount sterling, Ky,
The Unlversallsts propose to build a
national church at Washington, and have
appointed Rev. C. H. Fay as minister In
Rev. F. O. Montfort has left the pul
pit of the Orchard Street Church, Cincin
nati, Ohio, for the editorial tripod of the
nevaia ana rretoyter.
The United Presbyterian Church of
couana nas expended in its ioreign mis
sion work last year nearly twenty thousand
dollars more than Its receipts.
Tho General Assembly has appointed
a committee to correspond anu arrange
tor an ecumenical convention oi riesoy
tenans, to oe neio, proDaoiy, next year.
A suggestion that the Presbyterian
ministers Ira moved from congregation to
congregation at stated times, like their
Methodist brethren, was received with
laughter by tne late tteneral Assembly.
The Rev. Newman Hall, of London
expects to visit America again, next
August, and go upon a lecturing tour, in
case ue can get a release irom ms present
Mr, Joseph W, Sanderson, a recent
graduate of Lane Seminary, & temporari
ly supplying - the Presbyterian church at
JaneavUle, Wis., with a view to the pas
torate of the tame.
Rev. A. P. Forman. D. D.. of St.
Louis, hat begun his pastorate with the
Presbyterian Church at Canton, Miss.
The state of his health demanded a more
Southern clime than St. Louis.
Tnomaa u. Easton. am., nas re
ceived a call to the First Presbyterian
Church in Beividere, uoone county, iu.;
salary 12.000. with vacation or two
The Bohemian Entsconaev has pro
tested to Count d'Andreassy against the
suppression of the religious orders in
Rome as a blank act of sacrilege "and an
offense to international rlghts.,r
There are 8.000 auxiliaries to the Bible
Society in the United States, through
whole agencies more than thirty million
have been distributed. The society
Srints and. distributes 8,000 Bibles every
A regular Presbyterian service will be
maintained In Vienna during the Exposi
tion. Clergymen of the Church of Scot
land will conduct the afternoon services.
Rev. Dr. Moore, a minister of the Irish
Church, will officiate In the morning.
A very large number of Presbyterian
ministers throughout the country receive
less than five hundred dollars a year
salary. The sustentatlon fund of the de
nomination Is designed to Increase this
pittance to a uniform amount of $1,000.
The Catholic Blshons of England will
assemble In council In the month of July.
One of the principal subjects fordellbera
tlon will be the. Inspection of primary
schools and the adoption of a uniformity
of methods for religious Instruction In ail
Rev. M. F. Parkuurst. pastor of Grace
Methodist Episcopal church, Chicago,
is recovering from Illness, and to recruit
nis neaitn interns snortry to maxea trip
artiy, u net enureiy arounn tue wono.
le will visit China and Japan and other
Asiatic countries before he returns home.
Rev. S.W.Crittenden has resumed
the Secretaryship of the American and
Foreign Christian Union, which he has
held for two years. . He has been succeed
ed by Rev. Henry M. Balrd. Ph. D., Pro
fessor of Greek In the New York Univer
An Evanirellcal Union church has
been established at Constantinople, the
oblect of which is to supply some of the
religious wants of the urge number of
British and American residents at Con
stantinople, many of them engineers in
tne service or ue Turitisn government,
Not satisfied with the National Series of
Sunday cchool Instruction a series from
which everything denominational Is .'eft
out the Presbyterian General Assembly.
in session in Baltimore, toox steps to nave
tne doctrines oi me cnurcn distinctly
taught in the Sunday schools.
Mr. D. L. Moodv. of Chicago. Is trolnar
to England to labor In the lav field so
abundantly cultivated by English Christ
ians. Mr. Bcwley, one of the largest
Chtlstlan givers of the Old Country, nas
sent over jskju to pay tne expenses oi Mr.
Moodv ard his wife to their new field of
The treasury of the Baptist Mission
arv Union has been overdrawn to the ex
tent oi $4z,uuu. special collections nave
been ordered in all the churches on the
fourth Sundav in June, both to replenish
itiu treasury and to provide for the send
ing forth ot eight new missionaries who
The annual procession of the relics of
St. Gennaro or Januarius took plaee in
Naples on May 3. The liquefaction of
tne oiooo occurred as usual at eiem o'
clock in the mornlnsr. after forty minutes'
prayer. The civil and military authorities
raining tne streets were crowceo oy tnou
sands of persons who witnessed the mira
cle witn evident lervor and devotion.
The Presbyterian Mission Boards
cloned their ecclesiastical year with a debt
of 9128,000, and when they went to the
General Assembly at Baltimore a motion
was mado to curtail expenditures, which
so aroused the enthusiasm and zeal of the
delegates present that they started sub
scriptions in tne Assemoiy, alter tne
Methodist fashion, and in a few minutes
$75,000 of tho entire indebtedness was
The Free Church of Scotland is get
ting a little trouble on Iti hands lntnU
wise: Rev. Mr. Saunders, a minister at
Garsrunnock.-near Sterlinar. bousfht a rail
road excursion ticket which required htm
to return on the 13th of a month. He
stayed away until the 18th, and then, as
charged, altered the 3 to an 8, and trav
eled on the ticket. He was condemned In
a civil court, havinir let the casecobv
default. His presbytery then took the
matter in hand and also convicted him,
but he has appealed to the General As
sembly and threatens, In case that body
gives a verdict against him, to appeal to
the civil courts. It is sold that ne has
plenty of money left by a recently de
ceased relative, and that he takes great
pleasure in litigations.
Senor Figueros figures as the first
jredcrai president or spain.
The conundrum of the day Who Is
tne coming man in France r
The volatile French Republic Is In
danger or oeing dissipated.
Professor Owen has been created by
uueen victoria a itmgnt or me isain.
The ex-King of Hanover left Vienna
to avoid meeting me crown rrince oi
Tho Garter vacant by the death of
Lord Zetland has been conferred on the
Earl of Leicester.
John Stuart Mill left a full autobiog
raphy '. tth instructions for Its Immediate
The Marquis ot Westminster has giv
en a site for a lecture hall to a working-
men's ciuoin iionuon.
Montreal Is organizing a Flower Mis
sion, to supply flowers to the sick In hos
pitals, jaus, ano aims-nouses.
Dr. David Sitae, one of the most dis
tinguished authorities on the subject of
mental disease, died recently In Scotland.
Russia Is about to Institute civil mar
riage; but that won't prevent the parties
irom oeing uncivil aiterwaros.
McMahon'a address to the army
smacainot unlike Na'staotlca pre
vious to the eoMsff. ,
-Sir John A. MaodOBald, oi Canada, Is
to be made a member of the Judicial
L'ommlttea of tha Prirr ConnAlI. with a
salary of $90,000. ' '
Lord Elcho proposes to trv tha nun.
ater British turret'ahlp, Devastation, in a
storm at aea, by first taking out her
Henry Perkins, of tha famous British
brewing firm of Barclay ft Perkins, left
a $400,000 library, which ia soon to be
The Prince of Wales recently had a.
Sunday evening party fan Vienna, and on
tljpdox, England la deeply scandalized
The Oarllsts In Spam betin to show
nerve. They have Just attacked Iron:
which mav mean that thev ham ntnmtA
a battery or made a bayonet charge In
Darwin ia going to spend the summer
In the south of France, whence we shall
have gaullng reports concerning our
simian origin that will be suggestive of
many a tale.
The Sultan of Turkey's 111 health, the '
St. Petersburg papers represent, must
soon necessitate a regency, and then trou
bles must be expected that will compel
uuhii mi vwuicaie ner own interests.
The power of love Is once more Illus
trated In the case' Of a girl In London, who,
In order to save her lover, the real culprit,
went Into court and swore that she stole a
Queen Victoria lately discharged a
number of laborers on her estate at Oa
borne for asking sixpence a day additional,
pay and an hour less of work. That Is
economy militant. ' ' r
Nathan Lees, a Manchester fEnslandl
cotton manufacturer, lately died and left
2,600,000 for his relatives to squabble
over. He had never been married, and
was seveaty.nve years oio. ' ,
The Germans have an ."Early German,
Text Society," which Is located at Stntt-,
gart, and will print this year Hani
Sachs, Logan, and"DleEraten Deutachen
Queen Victoria, according to a Lon
don paper, will be very glad' to receive
and entertain the Shah. But what on
earth wil she do with his three wives? A
narem is ramer an inconvenient mtng to
Mr. William Darcev Dowllns-. a Dub
lin barrister, thought he wantedto marry
am r rorces mcnuiian ; out. alter nav
Ing gained her consent, be changed hla
mind and wedded another lady. For his
flcklencss Mr. Dowling has been compelled
by a Jury to pay Miss McMullan 600.
Stunnlntr Sensation. All the fifty-
two Bombay newsoaperu are In the Vi
enna Exhibition! Twenty-one purely
Uujeratl. fifteen purely Marathl, thirteen
Anglo-Marathl, two Anglo GuJeratl. and
one Hlndooitanl. Here is an embarrat
dtt riehenes for literary men t
. Pol h noblemen In St. Petersburg
now revenge the wrongs of their country
by marrying Russian women, and making
them-wretched. They think the Slavic
ladles ought to be their wives; since the
Russians and Poles, being hereditary foes,
are eminently fitted for marriage.
Frederica Gremlrtz. an eccentrio
maiden lady of Brussels, who died a few
weeks ago, Is reputed to have left 40.000
francs lu her will to the famous Mannlkln
statue. She has followed the example of
another woman of Brussels who died
nearly one hundred years ago.
-The office of President of the Bava
rian Acadeasy of Science and Conservator-General
of Scientific Museums in Ba
varia having become vacant by the death
of Baron Lieblgi the post has been con
ferred upon Dr. Von Dollinger. King
liouis auviseu tne uoctor or ms appoint
ment by an autograph letter.
The droll announcement Is made in
the Bristol papets that the Committee of
me unscoi Atnensaum, a lew aavs ago,
resolved to nav posthumous honors to Di
late Mr. Macread". and re-elected him aa
one. of their Vice Presidents several daya
after the announcement of his death.
A tea dealer was tried not Ion aaro.
at Birkenhead, for adulterating his tea,
and arqultted, because he could not be
directly proved to nave been a pwrtutpt
enmmu. The judge remarked, In an ex
cusatory way, when the defendant was
discharged, tbat there were few grooera
wno uiu not "lace" tneir teas.
Lord Chief Justice Cockburn has lust
made a toke. A Mrs. Jury belna ex.
amlned as a witness In the'i'lchborne case,
stated that she bad had eleven children,
whereupon His Honor observed he had
always understood It took twelve to make
a Jury. England ia stiUechoIng the laugh
which convulsed the Court. '
Curiosities of Tlsloa.
Appleion'i Journal contains the follow
ing statement: "We presume that most of
our readers have a general notion of the
structure and working of the human eye.
They know tbat the little sphere, of an
Inch or so In diameter, which forms the
eye ball. Is a camera, essentially like the
one used by the photographer to throw
the Image of external objects upon the
surface prepared to receive it, and placed
within the apparatus. ' The mere forming
of the ploture Inside the eye Is not, how
ever, seeing. The picture might as well
be anywhere else, if there were not seme
means of making the mind aware of Its
existence. The optio nerve answers this
purpose branch of the brain which en
ters the eye through a small hole In the
rear, and spreads out In delicate network
over the surface whereupon the picture la
formed. The Impression made by the
rays of light upon this net-work of nerves
is telegraphed to the mind, which then
sees the object; or, rather, from seeing its
image in the eye. If the optio nerve
should be severed, the picture In the eye
might be asperfect as before, but we would
yet be blind to It. If any portion of the
net-work of nerves Justmentloned should
be paralyzed, we would cease to see part
of the picture formed on the portion of
the eye's Inner surface. If the entire Im
age of some small objects should fall on
the Insensible spot, we could no more see
It, even though looking straight at it, than
If we bad no eyes, or kept them shut. It
Is a curious fact thathere Is such a "blind
spot" In every human eye; and, what Is
more curious, It is found to be Just where
the optic nerve enters the eye the very
8 lace which we might suppose would have
le keenest slghtoV all."