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Fire, Life and Marine.
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Stoi ies Aliont Blind Men.
Three men, two of them blind, were
drinking together one night', in the room
of a public house, and as is too often tho
result of such convivial meetings, oneol
tho bJind men quarreled and came to
blows with the man that could see. Here
was likely to be a battle not by any
mcan3 on equal terms. But the other
blind man was equal to tho occasion.
That the man who could see should havo
no undue advantage over his less fortunate
opponent, up jumped tho blind
friend and turned off tho gas, and so
they pommeled each other in a harmless
way lor a time. "We have given an illustration
of the warlike passion. A4
an olivet wo could give many
trations of the gentler passion, love, for
the blind are eminent disciples of Cupid,
and Hymen. As a rule a respecablo
blind man has no difliculty in getting a
seeing wife, and very often with good
looks to boot-. And when wo consider
the delicacy of touch in the finger-tips
of the blind, the latter is not to be
wondered at. Blind men, however, do
not always marry wives who see. Wo
know of many instances in which both
husband and "wife are blind, and havo
managed to rear families without the
occurrence of any serious mishap either
to themselves or the children. And the
'cases are rare in which the latter are defective
in sight. Only lately the marriage
took place of a blind couple somewhat
advanced in years, she being his second
wife, and he her third blind husband.
Tho marriage was not wanting in the
elements of romance, for in their young
days they had courted, and parted, blind
in a double sense. We will conclude
with a courtship, but in this case will
not vouch for its truth. A blind man on
several occasions met a widow, who was
not, however, like himself, blind, and
latterly concluded that she would make
him a good wife. He resolved that he
would "pop the question" without loss
of time. Accordingly, one evening found
hime in the widow's house for that purpose,
when his suit was entirely successful.
But so elated was he witli his success
that, on leaving her door, he forgot
he was up a flight of stairs. The staircase
window being very low, and happening
to bo open, he felt the air on his
heated brow, and at once stepped out
without thinking where ho was, and so
fell into the court below. The widow,
hearing the noise, ran down, greatly
alarmed, but was fully reassured that no
bones were broken by his remark:
"Maggie, ye hue a big step to your
door J" Chambers Journal.
An experiment has been tried and with
success, of propagating sponges by cuttings
in the Adriatic Sea. The period ol
crrowth generally averages seven years.
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VOLUME 1, M A YSlf JLLB, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 6, 1882. NUMBER 116
Down in the World.
It may almost be said that New York
swarms with men, who, once well up tho
social ladder, if not actually at the top,
tumbled clean into the mud at the bottom,
and are still lying there, with no
prospects of ever again getting up. Such'
men are to be seen in the streets every
day, and any one making a tour of the
cheap lodging houses in Chatham street
and the Bowery would probably find a
good many of them. In some cases the
fall is the result of misfortune, but in
most it is caused by fault. A special
case came to my attention some days
ago. A shabbily-dressed man, with the
general look of a tramp, passed mo in
the street. In glancing at his face I
thought it was familiar. As he slouched
along the sidewalk I noticed that he
looked into the gutters and benthis head
over ash barrels and boxes. A tramp,
beyond a doubt. A full look at him took
me back years. Long before
the war, the same figure was a familiar
one on Broadway. He was one of tho
dandies then, and his natty dress and
curling hair, that hung thick to his
shoulders, made him an object of attraction
on the promenade. He followed no
business, but his family theatrical and
operatic people were pretty well off,
and he had all tho spending money ho
wanted. And now well, ho is a tramp,
picking crusts of bread out the ash-boxes,
sleeping in tho station-houses,
perhaps, or possibly in tho parks, and as
miserable a creature, this
dandy of JJroadway, as it is possible for
man to be. And there are scores, if not
hundreds, of just such examples in tho
streets every day. Other places have a
fair share of the samo class, no doubt,
but New York has the largest variety.
Two Liepsic chemists have patented a
process for obtaining liquid sugar which
does not crystallize. This result is said
to be effected by adding to a purified
sugar solution a small quantity of
crystallized citric acid, which combines
with tho sugar and deprives it of its
tendency to crystallize.
The Next New State.
Tlie question of annexing Northern
Idaho to Washington Territory accompanies
the other question of our admission
to the Union as a State, and both
will be agitated more or less vigorously
from this on. Joined to our Territory,
as at present constituted, the now Territory
or State would have an area exceed-hg
80,000 square miles, or as great as
J at of New York and Ohio combined.
J ho new State must bo a grand one.
Seattle ( W. T.)
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