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BY CUCKOO—(KATE K. FILER)
Oat In a tulip-tr crWh t!.e tnrrle, - - -
. For summer to h re wi th Ms speetK.ad Its gohlen ;
k O ftanimertobere with its giories enfoMen;
Tae timothv blow, aid the sweet wild rose
' Scatters its on the mound o' the nivrUe.
Bplrfta re llelit i the light dandelion . ' .
- Thai flutters awaj to the blue o' the sty,
ITbea whimpering arpiivr com aiiiug by;
' And In the duk shadowsof forest, msndtTws,
The birds sing lite nymphs in the woodland o
Bummer tn piven for love and for gladness,
, Summer was given for happiest dreaming.
For peace and fur rest till file Hacrecih hut seeiu-
lBg; r' .
Ah, sweet as the clover the lips of my lover
Drop kisses, take kisses, in rapturous Muncns.
. , ' '
- Sing- robin Mug red-breast with- laughter the
. , , Oat cmoI your love-song, ye lark ol the tueaaow.
- and, bobolink, cry from the willow trt shauow i
For Bummer Is her wi' xuy love and jut dear.
And love "mid all glorias so bright is the bright
A FAMOUS FLIRT.
BY ANNIE THOMAS.
But Uo first lore's impassioned blindness
Has passed away in colder light,
I still hsre thought of yow wMh kindness.
And shall do till our test rood-night.
. Sbe was bo very, very, very pretty. It
- is hard, bow that the plomonT is passed
away, to rhapsodize as she - deserves to be
rhapsodized about " Bat ' ia . those days,
, when I knew her first, she. was worthy 01
any amount of impassioned poetical fervor
that could be brought to Lear -apon her.
My sister, a widow, the relict of a re
. epecuble baronet. ..was the patroness of a
little living that was vacant down ia a cer
tain stertile spot ia East Anglier.' And as
. I, Lady Valiant's only brother, bad recent
ly gone into orders, I occurred te herlady--Bhip
as a fit and' proper person ta nomin-
ate to the vacant charge of the parish of
Holton. ' '
' It was a little living, from the remunera
' tion 'point of view. But it was rather a
large parish, when the area of its acres was
-taken into consideration. Holten proper
.consisted of a straggling street containing
many respectable houses in which dwelt
respectively the lawyer, the doctor, the
- hanker, and the chief wine-merchant in
the place and a few scattered manor and
ann bouses, tenanted, according to their
degree, by small squires .and big farmers.
My aster. Lady Valiant, occupied a nice,
comfortable, square, white-faced mansion
on the bill-side sonthward from Holton;
- and bar nmrtwt neighbor - was a Miss Her-
rit owner of and dweller in Herriot Court
- an orphan, a beauty, and a belle esprit
60 much I gathered daring the two or three
. t-,ot T unATit: in leArninc the canabili-
, ubjb - r - - - o
; ties, the advantages, -and disadvantage of
Holton. - i i-w - :
Miss Herriot was, so to say, hurled at
. . . . i -a i X".
. my ncaa irom me ioomeu ui iuj jum
tine .foot in the rmrish. She was snecial-
ly asked io dinner by Lady Valiant to take
- her in to that meaL When L in obedience
4.0 my sister's order; advanced to t&ke the
4aix and honored guest, I was staggered
yvaeuiga young, pretty, dfebonair-look-
$mg girl, who received my low" salaam with
& modi obeisance, and my pretty speech
'Arith a mock solemnrty.that left mo men-.
(tally high and dry, as xar as she was con-
eerced, for at least half .an hour.
" - White that half honr was passing over
- our heads "I wis occupied in discovering
rhat. manner of woman 6ha was. "Miss
Herriot, ot Hernot Court, had good points
'about her 60 much was ascertain &.L!e at
a glance. :J3ut the rar beanty of the girl
.didn't dawn upon a man at once -A stole
upon, and bedeviled him gradually. v
I can't- say with precision what her
height was. Miss Herriot was of a charm
ing stature tall enough to avoid being
-.called short, short enough to avoid being
" .called tall The girl had a complexion.
too, and eyes! but what the color of these
things were it is hard lo pay. They were
the color of roses and " heaven to me then
- rftha briohtEstr-reddest roees.'"" and the
brightest, bluest heaven.
And what a wistful, tremulous ductile
mouth she had! It trembled with such a
rreUy- QOivet when 6he mentioned her
Chriaiian nam to me casually, "Melanie
Herriot did I think it quaint? her moth
er had been a Frenchwoman, born and
bred and nurtured. Ah ! that she had been
the same, instead of having had to breast
nil these insular nrtiudicesl -... '
'All what insular, prejudices? I didn't
in the least know who she charged with
what .. ,
"These!" she replied,, sketchily; "these
people about here who dislike me, you
DisIika vou is it possible?" Hooked
. n ru-v unbelief of such a hideous possibi-
litv into the azure eyes that were beaming
. - upon me. JUd the voice appertaining un
'"tn thA eanie said, with a laugh;
' Yes; very possible; quite ,an establish
ed Caci. von firul yltxen 3cn now
vTolton and the ncieiiDoruooa.
H i-rVB?. that Lady Valiant suffered
' tn ran the 'gauntlet of my influence;
rfor, do you know, Armitage,athat I am
oonsidered very dangerous -&ad detriment-
- ej, and and au orta 01 imngsi
She was so lovely as she spoke so loye
hv. i,at crre&t beseecbins azure eyes,
' : ly, wL' ; innooenf child's rnontn,'and her
-' and her -" eanraterion.'" That dinner was
rich roseate 4od to me. Even nowi
a phase of fauj t ? U etnetaDiegieam
looking back nposA-' and glass that is
lng with a glitter of t. "ther dinner-table
f- Bapernatural, sinco rio t J aiinee, in my
I; ever gleamed so before,. .- .ir-.:' :
It was a phase-of. Jiairy -land. - mucII
all the pleasures of elfdom must be '""s
. A compared with the magnitude of my blh
when she turned to me, just before my sis-
ter signaled to her to more from the table,
"As I am one of your parishioners, may
I ask you to come and see me? I can't call
j cn you, you know; because toy doing "that
- - would scandalise Holton too terribly; but
" I may ask you to my house. You know
where it is, dont you?"
"Mv sister pointed out Herriot Court to
me to-day from meneigiisauuT cauxiuy
"And didn't you think it a queer old
place? You can't telf me now. Decanse
Lady Valiant is in a hurry to be off; but
yoummtf U sob by-ano-ny. aim mat
-. ffaA wmft tA, leaving me ru a hopeless state
i of incipient love and well developed stupe
- Bv-and-bv I eoucht her side bprain, as
ehe bid me do half an hour before; but ber
mrwriil was changed. .
'Country dinner-parties are the best
-sedatives in the world," she said to me, as
I seated myself near. "I arn going to ask
jour sister to be good enough to let me pr
, dermy carriage." -. - '- -
She laughed.' "What a despairing tone!
Are yon afraid my departure will break up
ivia tiaiv? It won't I assure you."
"f want tfl tell vou what I thought of
Herriot Court, as you desired me to do just
- now. '
"'Ah, bo H did! Come, to-morrow and
, tetL met come in the morning, will you
Mr. Armitace? Then, as I bowed assent
she held her hand out suddenly, and said
- mn -nicht" with ill-concealed weariness.
"Melanie Herriot gives herself very great
airs, don't you think?" one lady said to my
. iii-AvTv the fair vouna truest bad
- passed out of the room. J i '- -
' i Ann't think she does, consider'
lng all things," Lady .Valiant said, good
jmatureuly. -''' J:
tihat rreought to get We rC
"WhV'-don t vou. as a mena.- veu ei
v,i- mat-mn tn rhtnorou nerr - A voune
arirl : like that living alone I it's disgrace-
iiol another lady put in . with angry emph-
- ,-J don't think Melaine 'would thank me
. r'JfW.fT, Grandfather had
- hampered bar with a lot of restrictions she
-a.. wt : fta it id
ntiM havA forfeit) the property. As it 13,
he is left perfectly, free, and, as I said be
fore, she thoroughly enjoys nd uses her
, liberty., . . -...., ... .
"Thorouchlf abuses It, rather." said one.
' ''' "A treat misfortune when a girl, sets
herself up against public opinion,"
'"Even with Herriot Court to "bestow she
. -Am find it a difficult matter to get a hue-
"band, I fancT," third; and then my
:i. raioAd heT hands fa OPprftCatlOQ
ak a aswrm'- Alt diflaporoval. and told them
k !.. Bh "BTonld not bear another word
against her favorite.
v imf. bylay-
VOL. IV. NO. 47.
M'CONIN ELSVILLE, OHIO,.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5,
WHOLE NO. 203.
"Walter, I want yon to come rouud the
parish with me this morning."
I am engpRPd," I said, briefly.
"My dear Walter, nonsense!" she said,
with the privileged elder sister's air that
she was wont to assume at times; "it is
known that you are here, and that you have
accepted the living; the Holtonitoa will not
like it if they think you indifferent about
making their acquaintance. Ring, and
order my pony-carriage, there's a good
"I promised to call at Herriot Court this
morning," then I stammered.
"Ro you shall call there with me." '
1ut, Laura" I began protesting, when
she interrupted me.
Don't be foolish, there's a dear boy. I
love aud admire Melanie Herriot more than
I do any other woman in the world. For
that very reason the little indiscretions
that Iwos't admit exist before her envions
detractors are ;mopt jainfnlly apparent to
tno. Rht wbuld ask a regiment to ealL if
it cf.we into the place; and, if the whim
seized her, she would make each man be
lieve that she was in love with himl She
is a famous flirt Now, I want her really
to be in love with yon, so you must not go
down too quickly before her."
"Stuff and nonsense," I said angrily.
"What would be the good of my going
down beore her at all ? She would never
dream of marrying a poor country par
son." "We shall see," my sister said gaily; and
then she ordered her ponies; and soon
afterward I reluctantly followed her to the
carriage, and we set ' off .on our little tri
umphal progress around Holton. : ,t
Mv sister was a verv popular woman, as
it is easy for a rich, childless, good na tar
ed woman to be. An unmistakable gentle
woman, she never offended those a little
below her in the social scale, by holding
aloof irom them,or by any airs of superior
ity, in fact. On the contrary, the wives
and daughters of the professional men in
Holton shared as freely and fully in all the
festivities that ever went on in Lady Val
iant's house, as did the wives and daugh
ters of the' county men " around. Conse
quently, , our "progress was a slow one
thrcush the place a pleasurably slow
one to my light-hearted sister a miserably
slow one to me, in the first nasn oi my
At last, pretty, merry, laugning Lady
Valiant turned her ponies heads toward
Herriot Court and my heart throbbed
wildly and more wildly fcUlL as, with every
step they took, the turreted summit of the
house loomed nearer and larger upon my
vision. "Your lady fair is well-dowered,
isn't she?" my sister asked, laughingly, as
we drove up the avenue; and I, unable to
bear the joke, and unable to parry it,
could only command myself sufficiently to
y: ... . . ..
Her being so weu-oowerea mases it
extremely improbable that I should ever be
presumptuous enough to aspire to her. I
wish you woman t say sac a imngs, .Laura;
they will make my future relations with
Miss Herrict embarrassing."
My sister laughed out heartlessly, I
'Don't distress yourseit, v alter; embar
rassment and Melanie Herriot are never in
company. Don't raise your expectations
too highly, by-the-way, now, for very like
ly she will have forgotten her engagement
with you tins morning, ana nave gone
This probability being put before me so
bered me a little, carelessly as I affected to
treat it . When, in answer to Lady Val
iant's inquiry, the servant told us Miss
Herriot was at home, I could not refrain
from giving one look of triumph at my
sister. She saw and understood it &nd
whispered, as w,e were being ushered
through the fine old hall to the drawing
room: 'I congratulate you so far, waiter; at
least, you will see her."
I did see her; but the doiDg so was no
matter of congratulation. I would rather
that she had forgotten her invitation to me
and gone out than have seen her this morn
ing, as 1 aia presenuy, Bitung mam eg
amusing conversation lor two aunaer
headed country squires and one creature
who was speechless whenever he could not
make reference to his regiment as Ours.
My sister laughed merrily and maliciously
as she danced at me when we went into
the room; and Melanie rose up and merely
gave me a slight cool bow. Had she ior
potten how friendly she had been with me
the night before? I asked myself, savagely;
- . - ... - - IV 1
or was sue leigning inisinaiuerencemereij
to trv me ?
The two obtuse country squires had no
sense of the fitness of things, evidently.
for they staid on pertinaciously, although
their presence made my visit a most com-,
moa-pUc affair. The officer bad the good
taste to witnaraw, uus cir pMung oru
were, as it were, an arrow in my heart
"Then I may come and 6ee about those
roses, to-moirow. Miss Herriot?"
"I shall expect you let me 6ee at
twelve yes, that will be the best time,"
she answered, gayly; and then she shook
hands with him, and smiled upon him, and
he departed, leaving me rather low.
'Captain Northcot is a better gardner
" BOluier, one Ol mo nquircn uudchcu.
thitu . I perceived, wero burning wiin
They, to " Mh she seemed neither to care
jealousy, wh.. to aggravate.
to appease nor v or two gauaui luiugs
"Ha hull done one - aaio. careieHhiy.
in action, I believe," shi- . 4 effem
"He can afford to seem affec. "-n't always
hiRte now. in tame of peace. man
the great, rough men wno arew
courageous, as it is, Mr. Armitagef .
"Certainly not" l saio, eagor.j. yb-
I - - " m - ' Am. .AnnnrtlM ITiV
ed that she was Deginning iu wfe
existence at .mon the
vtnas u uo fcujuK
rosea to-morrow, ju.6iajn ;j
"Bind them." .
"I have some rare varietifs, one of
visitors said, eagerly;" "will you let me
bring you some. Miss Herriot ?
"Yes but l won t oore you aoout tnem
now," she said, suddenly. "I know you
don't care for flowers the least bit in the
world, so I shall leave you here to smuse
Lady Valiant while X take Mr. Armitage to
see my rosery.
I was in the seven in neaven again in
moment She seemed amused at the grat
ification I could not subdue. As soon as
we got out of the room Bhe looked up at
me and said:
"Why did you look so depressed when
you came in first?" '-"s- --:-'Because,"
I hesitated, and she shook
her little fist at me and said:
"The truth and nothing but the truth;
remember I always forgive that"
I was disappointed in not finding you
alone," I blurted out; "that ia the truth
I sasaciously thought that that was tne
reason; but even if i bad been alone, yon
were not; why did you bring Lady Valiant
were you afraid of met
'Afraid of you r
"Yes, yes were you airaia that l snouid
begito seek to bother and beguile you
"RHeva me. Miss Herriot, I was not vain
enough to think that you would condescend
on fur. l said, warmiv.
"But I shall "condescend quite as lar,
not farther." she taid carelessly. "1 want
will be living in the parish, and I couldn
bear you to be anything but a friend; here
are mv roses you are to look at them, not
at me, please."
She was better worth looking at than any
rrtcA on that brieht Jwue day. I can not
mil to mind any of the details of her dress,
hnt I have a general impression that it was
flrtaHntr Amnio, diaphanous. She had
I - . , - J i(V,
hat on, but fine smuou.aa
small Bun-shade, which presently, as
omnnff the roses, sue atmau um
D ivyy t- .
"You have not been long m oruem, uuy
. . . r - 3 V
you?" she asked.
"Arxuit a veer.
"And did you take orders as Boon as
-No. I traveled on the Continent for
1 1 ter I left college. -
"And how ; old were you when you left
college?" - ; -
"Then you will be twenty-six your next
birth day, and I shall be twenty-three; I
am glad you are my senior; if you were
younger, most likely you would waste your
time by failing in love with me; now youll
be more sensible." " v
She was free as a child from confusion as
she said this, but I felt the color mount to
my brow. For a few seconds I thought
that I would woo her without more delay.
I could not love her better than I did if
I knew her for a year, or for a century.
Why should I hesitate to avow that love ?
However, prndenpe prevailed, and I did
hesitate. When I spoke it was to say:
"Age is no safeguard. Miss Herriot."
" "No ? isn't it ? Welt at any rate, I am
glad yon are not younger, because boys'
lovo ia so 'tedious. I will give you the
sweetest rose in my collection. Oh what!
do you think of my old home?" yi; '
; "I think it altogether -charming.' "
"So do I so have many men who have
wanted to '
She paused, and asked :
"I can't tell you; here's a white rose to
put with that crimson one. ' 'Hoses red
and roses white, on a summer day do you
know that song?": f
"I do not" ; . - :: - -' .--?-- '-
"Then I'll sing it to you. I have it to a
guitar accompaniment; no, I wont Ring it
to you to-day, before the -others; but if
you'll come to-morrow you shall hear it "
Need it be told how eagerly I promised to
come? Need it be told how I went, not
only to-morrow, but many to-morrows, and
how she grew kinder and kinder, and how
my sister thought my Buit was prospering,
and how I feared my fate too much to put
it to the test? My poor parish! It fared
badly at my hands in those days, I am
afraid; for when I was out of . her presence
I was absorbed in thinking of her.
Three months passed in this way, and
my sister was beginning to twit me with
my cowardice in deferrng - speech which
should bring the affair to a - final ' issue.
But I felt myself that the present was so
perfect that I could . hardly
with . it altered. Melanie and
I were on those terms of half acknow
ledged love which have such a peculiar fas
cination for both men and women. I could
be satisfied with nothing more definite for
a time, I told myself and my sister; and
my sister shook ber head, and said we
"might as well be openly, engaged, and
have done with it" . -.
I was with her da ly, almost hourly, for
she spent a great deal of her time at Lady
Valiant s house, and Lady valiant was the
most considerate of sisters and hostesses.
Wa read together, we rode together, we
sang and talked together, incessantly.
If by any rare chance, when - she
was at home, I . missed call
ing at Herriot Court, she would reproach
me with my neglect, of ner m tne most
plaintive way. Our intimacy, and what
was likely to ensue from it were spoxen
of pretty freely in the neighborhood, and
more than once I was openly congratulated
Still there was a something to prevent my
saying the actual words which should do
away with all doubt How it was I cannot
tell; but whenever I brought myself to the
point of utteranoe,- she lured me away
from it .
One day I was Bitting listening to her
sweet voice and watching her sweet face,
and we were alone. Suddenly she put her
guitar down, and bent forward, , with both
her pretty hands on my shoulder, aa aha
had clasped them there many a time be
fore. How her touch thrilled me! And
how well she knew it !
"Walter," she said, with rather a sad
cadence In her tones, "ours has been a
happy fellowship, hasn't it?"
I caressed her hand for a moment in si
lence. Then I determined to be bold, and
ask for it; and so, holding it very tightly,
and kissing it once or twice, I began: .
"Has been happy, and will be even hap
pier, dearest You know " .
That I mustn't be treated by you in this
unceremonious way, 'Walter. ,. We must be
have better than this to-morrow. I shall
have a visitor." '
"Who is he?" I asked, jealously.
"An old sehool-girl friend of mine, Kate
Treherne, is coming to stay with me."
"Before sue comes let me ask"
"No, I won't have you ask anything. Go,
now. I will not hare you here another
minute to-day- I have thousands of things
to do. I couldn't attend to your prettiest
speeches." She said all this hulriedly.
Then she added, m a lower voice; "After
to-morrow vou shall say what you like
to me." '- - -
I kissed her hand, and promised obed-
ience, and went away then, and was in a
fool s paradise for the remainder oi tnat
day. The next morning I went np, about
eleven, to Herricot Court, and remarked
an unaccountable and unusual stir in the
place. When I was shown into the drawing-room
my darling -come forward to me
with a bright blushing face, and looked
round at a young lady who was silting by
the table examining some rich dresses, as
"This is my particular friend, Mr.Armit
age. ' Walter, this is Miss Treherne." :
- Miss Treherne scanned me curiously as
she acknowledged the introduction, and I
felt almost inclined to , resent the expres
sion of mingled smile and sneer that there
was upon ber face. She was a large, hand
some, aquiline-nosed brunette, .with; big
dark eyes, end a very low hrow. - Languid
and - rather insolent in her manner, I
thought, as she turned to Melanie and
id: . .
"C?me Melanie; you have no time for
triflina, - iq uire?"
satin or -Uu. -v-, question by-and-by."
"I will setw. sww,piDg the things up,
Miss Hemot naid, - ,h room th them.
rrl rnnnma out Ot W . a . iu
She gave me one HapresenUnil
of penitence and pity th
. 1 UUBDOU .UUA
so i vil assailed me- . ,
mmt . VU TztTiZ TTe.rriO long?
Have tou -Ad. when we had peen
Mif?s Treherne as.'. -'uutes. .
together two or three ml" -1 'd. quickly.
"About three months," I ,. "ouuj
"Then I hope you're only slightiv .-
ed," she said, quietly. "Perhaps, conflate
tial as ehe has been ., with you, she has
never told you that she is going to be mar
ried?" - ?-;:' " -f-' i
"Married" I cried, starting up.
'Yes to my brother. It's an engage
ment of some standing. But by the terms
of her grandfather 3 will she couldn t marry
until Bhe was twenty-three, without forfeit
ing the property. I believe she has indem
nified herself by flirting; but .Are you
not well" ; " ? , -
I could not help it I could not help
groaning aloud as I bent my head forward
and shut out tee. light or day. . 'mere was
silence in the' room for a few moments.
Then Miss Treherne spoke again: . . . ,
"I see how it was with yoa,4 Air. Armi
tage. Take my advice, aud go without see
ing her any mora; No good could come
of a few parting words. My brother is
in the house even now. I speak for your
ske more than for his. They love each
other passionately.and when they are mar
ried, and he is always with her, she will
keep from flirting, I trust and believe.
Bear it like a man."
I took her advioe that is to say, I went
away without seeing mv false, fair love any
more, bhe married shortly alter this,and
bore the tidings "like a man," but like
very battered and heart stricken one. And
bo ended the episode that connected me
with the famous nut
Chappkd IIakds, Tace, Bough Ftln, Pim
ples, Ringworm, Bait Kheum, and all other
rutin Ann afWitiofta cured, and the IS kin
made soft and smooth, byueing the Jpniper
Tar Soap, made by CASWELL, HAZARD
CO , New York. It is more convenient and
easily applied than other remedies, avoiding
the trouble of the trreasv comDoaiaa now in
im. Sold by all druggists.
1 Twekh were fifteen hundred guesta
the Mountain House, Qat&kill, on the 4th
A MAD Stone—How Hydrophobia is
From the Joliet (Ill.) Republican, July 9.
On SinidHy, June 26, George H. Jitcobs
and wife, of Ilolderman's Grove, Kendall
eonuty, in ihis state wero bitten by a mad
dog. Tbey owned the -dog, chained him,
and' ho died on the following Tuesday;
henco there could be no mistake about his
being rabid, and they then realized 'their
terrible poHition. Having' heard of .some
person at or near Morris that had long be
fore been bitten and was cured by the ap
plication of a "mad stone," Mr. Jacobs at
once started to find him for the purpose of
ascertaining the location of the stone, &c
He found that it was owned and kept by J.
P. Evanc, in Lincoln, Log.n county, I1L
He at once took the train for Liucoln, ar
riving there on Thursday morning after he
was bitten, and the stone was tried. He
then tried to telegraph ffom. Lincoln to
his vifo, . at , MorriH,' to ' come to
him.; The agent informed him thit
Morris was on an opposition line aud
that they would not receive lueusjtgcs that
were to be sent over that line. The nature
and object of the dispatch were explained,
and pay for the transmission tendered, jet
the agent said he would not send it, and
there was no uso of his tailing any more
about it Mr. Jacobs had no other alterna
tive left him but to go home after his wife,
which he did, after making arrangement
with Mr. Evans to meet him here in Joliet
with the stone. On Monday Mr. Jacobs
came, and on Tuesday evening last (ten
days after the bite) Mr. Evans enmc and
made five applications. The stone is
small, being about one inch and a half
long, nearly one inch thick and perhaps
one inch wide at the place of its greatest
width, and seeming almost as porous as
honeycomb. When removed from the
wound it emits an odor , similar to thai of
a dead snake, only more rank and nause
ous. On the first and second applications,
of about twenty minutes each, Mrs. Jacobs
says 6he did not feel any sensation other
than she would have felt had any other
hard substance been placed on her hand,
but the third application of the stone drew
so hard that it was actually painful to
bear, and when taken off left the impres
sion of the pores of the stone on her
ingers. When the stone is taken from
the wound it is placed in water for
ahout the same length of time . that it
remains on the bite. ,JIr. Evans says that
the stone was broheht from W ales, by his
great grandfather to Virginia, and by his
grandlather to Kentucky, and his father
brought It to this state lorty years ago.
At his father's death, twenty-one years ago,
it came into his possession, and since then
he has applied it to over one thousand dif
ferent cases, and always with perfect suc
cess, except in one instance that of John
Bennington, of Minonk, in Woodford Co.,
eleven years ago. He was frightfully
mangled, from his elbows to the ends of
his fingers, and no application was ma 3e
ontil he had the disease. Then, by reason
of their being bo many wounds, end it
being so long, (three weeks) after He was
bitten, the poison seemed to accumulate
as fast as the stone could draw it out The
man would be rational as long as the stone
was applied to any of his wounds, but as
soon as it was removad to be cleansed, he
would take a fit, and so he continued ra
tional when the stone was on, and raving
mad when off, until he died. . Mr. Evans
cannot tell how the properties of the stone
were discovered, nor how long they have
been known and in use. It has been in his
own and his ancestors' family for about
two hundred years.
Spiritualism not a Now Thing.
Archnjology finds the pre-historio past
snrviving among us in many ways, r irst
of all m our words, (e. g., the names or
the days); next in our architecture (..,
the orientation of churches, insisted upon
by Vitruvius, a relic of sun-worship); then
in our customs. Oar games, particularly
those of chance, are traceable to ancient
religions; and among many tribes of sav
ages dice are still used for divination. Gip
sies still pnt cards to their primitive use of
fortune telling. But perhaps the most cu
rious instance of this kind of survival in
modern Spiritualism. Dr. . Bastion, of
Berlin, has lately shown how the very
forms and tricks of Spiritualism have been
known to the most ancient times. "Plan
ehette" has been for ages a familiar instru
ment among the Chinese for receiving com"
munications - from their ancestors,
who aro to Confucians almost the only
gods. The tyings and the nn
tyings in cabinets wero centuries ago famil
iar to the Tartars and Ojibbeways of Amer
ica. A distinguished biologist of London
recently designated Mr. Home aa "a Tar
tar in evening dress." But I find him moro
related to the ancient Celt Thus, among
the ancient Celts, great spiritual elevation
was held to be frequently attended with
phyrdcal elevation, and Mr. Home's latest
feat is soaring in the air. From the earli
est worshipers of Britain the idea passed
into the Christian Church. Thus we read
that Bichard, "one ol the early archbishops
of Canterbury, was surprised by a monk
when floating in the air. indeed, it were
easy to match most of the phenomena of
modern SDintualism irom the records ot
this one city.. Once a friar, who neglected
to take proper care of the tomb of
Elhelbert was vifcited by a spirit, clothed
in bcht who admonished him, and retired;
As for the spirit-raps, they were well known
in tho time of the witches, since when they
have been repeatedly imitated by prisoners.
who have used them to communicate from
cell to cell no rap meaning A; two, B;
and peculiar noises agreed upon as signs
for "Yes" and "No." , Undoubtedly many
of the ancient observances have como down
to us through the alliance of the Church
with the religions it found already in occu
riiition. From "Soulh Coast SuunUrings in
England," by M. J). Cbniray, in JIarpei't
Magazine for August.
The Latest Dodge—How $50 are Made
Our of $45.
Pittsburg Evening Mail, July 12.
' A very ingenious trick, by which a gang
of swindlers are making money by mutiuv
ting national bank notes of the denomina
tion pf five dollars, has recently come to
ir notice. The dodge consists in making
. ... l out of nine, and is so managea
tenbliw F r.un ;,,d.. Kllla
that there w. -- a flrt
he r jaht of
are takenrand from the
UiOUUIHViUlCU UVMMte r
one-tenth is sliced off; . from .
the second two-tenths; Irom the . n,-.
the third three-tenths, and so on to - tin.
number nine, from which 9-10 s are taken
from the nght,or what amount to the same
thing, one-tenth from the left Number
one is passed as it iu, with tenth gone from
the right; the one-tenth taken from num
ber one is pasted to the residue of number
two, from which two-tenths had been taken,
these two-tenths are made to answer the
Elace of the three-tenths takbn irom num
er three, and so ou through. Thus nine
five dollar notes are completed, leaving tho
original nine, with a tenth gone from the
left aa a tenth note. It will be seen that
but a tenth is gone from each bill, and in
a different place on every one, and a Utile
ingenious pasting makes the loss imper
ceptible to ordinary observers. It is cer
tain that large numbers of these mutilated
bills have been put in circulation, and our
readers will do well to look out for the m.
The rogues . who have serried out the
fraud were cunning in selecting the denom
ination they did. . Larger bills would have
been more closely scrutinized, and smaller
ones would cot have been bo remunerative.
The department will not redeem a bill
which bears evidence ou its face that it has
been tampered with, and we advise our
friends to scrutinire their .five dollar bills
Th PtTBXeT AKD 8WK1TOT COD LrVXB OKi
in the world ia . Hazard & Caswell's, mad on
the sea Shore, from fresh, selected livers,
by CAMWELL. HAZARD A Co.. Now York.
It is absolutely pur and teeet. Parties who
have once taken it prefer it to all other
Physicians have decided it superior to asy of
the other oils in the market Sold by all
, Eably Cut Hat. Annually, as the "years
eouio round, our agricultural papers are fall
of advice about early cutting hay, The
univer.-til recommendation is to cut early.
Early, says one, is not merely before the
blossom matures, but actually before the
blossom appears. We cannot but think
that much of what we read about this
subject is mere "notion," and not the re
sult of any acute observation, or well-con-ductod
experiments as to the value of hay
made from grass of various ages. There is
no doubt that grass left to become dry be
fore cutting ia merely woorl, and of little
value. It is indeed but feeding on straw.
But then, where is tha man who leaves his
grass . stand to this age. Not one in a
thousand. Snch advice ia thrown away..
. For our part we believe that gross cut
fast aajtho flower matures makes the txt
hay. While gr.ws is growing there U little
in tho snl stnuoo but charcoal and waUr;
but at the flowering time those starchy ele
ments which give vnlno to food are btiujj
funned, and then is the time to prepare it
tor u&o. But better than all thi.4 theoriz
ing is the experience of those who have
tried this early very early cutting.
Their crop of grass has yielded not any
thing -near the same weight of bay to' the
acre. Iut thw would not make bo tuueii
difference if the stock used h as of it But
the stock eat more. They are not satisfied
with the same quantity, and yet with the
increased consumption they keep in no bet
ter order. In almost every case know of
any one actually cutting hay extra early
they have abandoned the practice, and in
time come to cut it just about full flower
We know it has become customary to
rail at popular habits as being but a fash
ion of running in old ruts; but we have
often found that there is much more rea
son in them than people progressively in
clined are apt to think. The publio mind
will generally bear a little improving, but
is seldom radically wrong; and we certain-
think this is the case in the matter of
the best time to cut for hay. In this sec
tion we aim to cut jast as the flower is fall
ing, and we think this general custom
right Fornty's WgHyPrtss. "
Feed fob Mnxn Cows. J. B. W. la quite
right with respect -to feeding cows with
bran and core meal for milk the propor
tion is best aa he says, two-thirds bran and
one-third meal; but though I would not
feed turnips to milch cows, on account o
the taste, yet he is wrong about their not
increasing the milk more than a quart for
each bu&heL Pumpkins are good, and the
seed does no harm if it is attended to that
cow has no more than belong to the
oumkins she eati
I have tried experiments with pumpkins,
cabbage, swedes, turnips, mangels, carrots
and kohl rabl in feeding for beef and fer
milk, with thousands of tons of swedes
and turnips, and hundreds of tons of man.
gels, carrou and cabbage; my experience
is, Bwedes make beef the fastest mangels
next carrots third, cabbage and turnips
about equal ; kohl rabi I have only tried for
... . . . . - i - i . : I
milk, ana mat gives a uiigut uutie Bimuar
to that given by cabbage when cows have a
r or milk, wnen butter is maae, x wouia
not use any of theae vegetables excepting
mangels and carrots, and when carrots are
fed with corn meal and hay made from
grass in bloom, the butter is equal to any
made from eras; mangels ana carrots iea
half and half with meal and aforesaid bay
give aa good results ill flavor, but I think
the butter is rather lighter colored accord
ing to the increase of mangels.
Sometimes when cows are tea witn
pumpkin in boxes or troughs in yard,
the cows lying loose, there will be an one
oual ocantitv of seed eaten; for instance.
some years ago I grew every large quantity
ot pumpkins ana iea mem to aairy cows
from August till December (morning and
night at milking time) some of the cows
rejected the seed, but two or three old
ones went around and licked out
every seed from the dozen or more
boxes where they were left; it did them no
permanent injury, and the only harm at the
time, if it waB harm, was that they seemed
to void more urine; they milked equally
well and were more ravenous for the pamp
kins. I gave them all a bushel each twice
a day, cut up seed and all just as they
came, and the cows doubled the quantity
of milk and more than doubled the butter.
These cows had no meal or aught but pas
ture besides the pumpkins.
In winter any breed el oews, old or
... .i. . .t- . i
young, living on nay, wiu aouoie tneir
milk by eating two bushels of cut carrots
or mangels per day, but tne eows win carry
very much more flesh with half that quan
tity if meal is given, with them, and the
milk will be richer and the batter have a
fine nuttv flavor. When cows are fed in
this way it will be difficult to spoil the but
ter, and it does not much matter who ia the
dairymaid, so that she is neat -
J. B. W. may be nulil nevertheless, lor it
depends on how the cows have been fod till
they had turnips; there are kinds of slops
which can be given cows and increase their
milk so that a bushel of turnips would not
give an extra quart of milk, and therefore I
mention this, ana dislike to appear contra
dictory,, but with respect to the pumpkin
seed I am certain there is a deal of unneoes
sary trouble taken, for I have proved it
over and over again. When eaten by fowls
to eieew, it will paralyze them, but if they
have oter food, the tew seeds they cat do
not harm them. Four years ago I put a
bushel of seed to dry; some boys who
broncht their fathers dinner daily to the
sheds, ate half of them in two weeks, at
about the rate of a gill per day or more
each, and it did not hurt them. u G. tn
the Country Gentleman.
Hooflakd's UrmtKS. Hoofland's German
P.itters is will known to the invalid, ior
mar.v rears it has be-.-n in use, and its repu
tat ion "is nnimuaired. It ia not claimed for it
that it is competent to perform miracles, but
there are mure uiseasea aim aisaDiuuea
which it can reach more readily than any
other known rcmsdy, and in all such cases it
id an excellent remedy. Dyspepsia, and
diseases rosultine from a disordered Liver ,or
a derangement of the digestive faculties,
come within its scope, and persons suffering
from such diseases have found great relief
from a fair trial of these celebrated Bitters,
This remedy is not alcoholic, contains no
rum or whiakv. and cannot make drunkards,
Its repu'-atiou is backed np by testimonials
from many eminent clergymen and others.
New Era. Atlanta, (la.
IIooflakb's Orbman Tonio is a combina
tion ol all the ingredients of the Bitters, with
paie pants Cruz Hum, orange, anise, oc.,
ksflT a rrenaration of rare medical value,
. ' hi used for the same diseases aa
ma- - Atfia where some Alcoholic
the Bitters, in .
, : i. VUdras
ins IOUOW1UK WUU"K
SU opera uuuue, puuiuu " .
i i- l.i . ..1. a.I ;m iha
Times, entitled "lne iatei"
the Robber Band." They are supposed to
be sung by a General ilannyngion, u
poring over calculations of tha mortality of
unemployed colonels : :
The rule of throe v
Does puzzle me.
... And fractions are aa bad - -
The colonels of the army
, WU1 truly drive me mad. . .
For. to my apprehension,
- There's no necessity
Of bonus or ot pensioa . , . .
' Of Importunity. -
Wait for tha wagon,
' The mortuary wagon, ko.
A Missouri newspaper claims that the
hogs of that state are so fat that, m order
thAir heads are. it is nec-
VO UUU U. --v.. . -
Afi&arv to make them squeai, auu
judge by the sound.
Whttx muslin dresses trimmed with lace
and insertion, are very much worn over
black silk dresses, and tied at the
with a wide fancy colored sash, ana long
ends. -' "
,nan vha wank a,bred WitUOUt
having paid his income tax. .
Ask lor the "Orient Flavoring Extracts
thi purest aud Da ia use, f
THE FARM. Important to Tax-Payers.
The Assessors in the several district
have been cffk-ially notified. of tho ehuugn
in internal revenue assessments, in ncoor
dar.ee with the provisions of the Jaw re
garding the subject to take effect on tli
first day of October next The following,
are some of .the taxes imposed by the inter
nal revenue laws, which are repealed afu-r
that date: . ; . ..
TOBACCO, SPIRITS, ETC.
That on and after the 1st day of October,
1870, the several taxes' imposed by the in
ternal revenue laws now in force, saving
and excepting snch taxes on sales as are hy
existing law paid by stamps, and the t.Txos
on sales of leaf tobacco, manufactured to
bacco, snuff, cigars, foreign and domc-alin
distilled spirits, and wines, imposed hytrdd
act, approved July 20, - lJ&.S, and aetr.
amendatory thereof, be and tho same are
hereby repoalfd.""" "!:' - :
That in all cakoi where tobacco is repair
ed to be put up in wooden packages, ar
provided by section sixty -two of an act en
titled "Aii iic'. imposing btxe3on distilled
spirits and tobacco, and for other purpos
es," approved July 20, 1808, it shall he
lawful for the Couiraisuoner of faieinai
Revenue to allow the sauio to be putupiu
metallic packages:- Provided, That they
shail bo constructed with nuch corrugations
for receiving and protecting the revenue
stamps as the CommiSHioner may approve.
PRO&nsaonx kotes, BECEirTJ, etc -
That on and after the 1st day of Octo
ber, 1870, the stamp tax imposed in Scbed
ule B, on promissory notes for a sum less
than one hundred dollars, and on receipts
for any sum of money, or for the payment
of any debt, and tho stamp tax imposed in
Schedule O on canned and preserved fish,
be, and, the same are hereby, repealed.
And no stamp shall be required upon the j
transfer or assignment of a mortgng
where it, or the instrument it secures,
has been once duly stampqd. And
the proprietor or proprietors of ar
ticlee named in said Schedale C, who
shall furnish his or their own die or design
for stamps to be used especially for his or
their own proprietary articles, , shall bo ol-1
lowed the following carnmission.s, namely :
On amounts purchased at one time cf not
less than $50, nor more than $GG0, 5 per
centum; and on amounts over $500, 10
per centum on the whole amount purchas
ed: Provided, that lncifer or friction
matches, and cigar lights, and wax tapers,
may be removed from the place of mimu-1
future for export to a foieigu country
without payment of tax, or affixing st.irrpi
thereto, under such rules and regulations
as the Commissioner of Internal .Revenue
may prescribe; and all provisions of exist
ing laws inconsistent herewith, aro hereby
. That there shall be levied and collected
annually, as hereinafter provided, for the
years 1870 and 1871, and no lonper, a t:;x
of 24 per centum upon the - gains. protitP,
and income of every person residing in the
United States, and of every citizen cf th
United States residing abroad, derived from
any source whatever, whether within -or
without the United States, except as here
after provided, and a like tax annually upon
the gains, profits, and income derived Irom
any business, trade, or profession c.iriied
on in the United States by any person re
siding without the United SUtes and not a
citizen thereof, or from rents of re;l estate
within the United States owned by any
person residing without the United Slates
and not a citizen thereof..
WINES AND LIQUORS.
- On and after the 31st day of December,
1870, in lieu of tho duties now imposed by
law on the articles hereinafter enumerated
or provided for, imported from foreign
countries, there shall be levied, collects!
and paid, the following duties and rates of
. On champagne and all other sparkling
wines, in bottles, six dollars per dozen
bottles containing each not more than one
quart and more than one pint; aud three
dollars per dozen bottles containing not
more thaa one pint each and more than
one half pint; and one dollar and fifty cents
per dozen bottles containing pne-half pint
each or less; and in bottfos conUiaiiig
more than one quart each, shall pay, in ad
dition to six do'.larr pr dozen bottks, at
the rate of two dollars per gallon on the
quantity in excess of one quart per bottle:
Provided, Tnat any liquors containing moro
than twenty-two per cent of alcohol which
shall be entered under the name of wine,
shall be forfeited to the United States:
And provided further, That wines, braudy,
and other spirituous liquors imported ia
bottles, shall be packed in package? con
taining not less than one dozen, bottles in
each package; and all such bottles shall
pay an additional duty of 3 cent!) for each
bottle; . no allowance shall be made lor
breakage unless such breakage is at-tnally
ascertained by count and certified by a cus
tom house appraiser; and so much of sec
tion 59 of an act entitled "An act to regu
late the collection of duties on imports and
tonnage," approved March 2, 179'J, as pro
vided for allowance for leakage and break
age, is hereby repealed. - - -
On brandy and on other spirits manufac
tured or distilled from grain or other iu..to
rials, and not otherwise provided for, 12
per proof gallon: Provided, that each and
every gauge or wine gallon of measurement
shall be counted as at least one proof gal-
Ion; and the standard for determining Uio
proof of brandy and other spirits, and of
wine or liquors of any kind imported, hau
be the same as that which is defined ia the
second section of the act imposing ta s
on distilled spirits and - tobacco, aud for
other purposes, approved June 20, 18CS.
Climate and Clothes in Russia.
may be said that the Russians hare
no summer clothing. - Irue, tho upper
class, which follows English or French
fashions, has every variety of costume
proper to the different seasons. Twe, al
so, the people at large have gami-nts
which would not bo unsuited to seme of
our June weather. But the Rassiau sea
sons, as the St Petersburg correspondent
of the London News justly xenurks, are
sharply defined. Winter is winter with a
vengeance on the banks of the Neva, and
summer is a time of constant daylight, of
brightness, dust and considerable heat
The sun has scarcely dipped bclof the
horizon, and left long red lines in the
northern sky to fade slowly away,
than he appears again, a little to the esvst
of north, as if he had never really set.
The day is so lengthened out tLut it
seems doubly a summer day.aud the people
all the while are going about in great
coats. There is no disguising the fact that
great coats and boots are a Russian labile.
We oannot wonder that men whesa winter
time is so severe cling resolutely to what
will guard them from the nir ping frost.
"t it has an odd effect to see men dressed
h for a Crimean campaign when
as tho- "ced foreigner ia only just able
the unpreju. st sommer suit Here
tn tiar liis lien- rv or navai oiuwi
rnmes a party of mill- . -'a utter indif-
vunncr their overcaaus w... . "roup OI
ference to tne neau - -js,
workmen, who Show no sign ui
dispite their warm apparcu
ant public gardens Ttl
.1, a .nib-o anti an bhuibu"'vui - .
aole of cooling drinks, nave q
mm.r. which civts a momoutiry eoun-
" . . . . .. . ,n
,ir, that thn cold wentnor win "
aa by surprise. But, then again, thnro , are
more greatcoats to suggest a uouu.
all is not safe. The ladies, however, ore
nn th side of summer, fcvery
kind of light-coioreo, cuuww"j
may be Been upon shady waias o mo ki
j r,m hAr.ld nalace of Czrur retev,
UCU, - ,
half hidden among me trees, u vuo
.t th. door of the exhibition. . w buom
roiv Knt it measures a voft distance
a flirirciT anrmol teacher noon inquTting
nf nn nt hi a invAiula nnnih, what he had
Umwl Anrintr the week was electrified
ihA.nn,r thai ha had "learned not
trump his partner's ace. -- -
Climate and Clothes in Russia. CURRENT PARAGRAPHS.
Wit and Humor.
A Cixcixxati census-taker, who was also
employed as Marshal in 18GQ, says many of
tho ladies have grown younger during, the
pxst ten years. .
" A Straccsait, the other day, consoled
cue of Dickeri' mourners with thercmark
that the doad novelist had a "uoiybty smart
sister that Anna Dickinson.
A lapt, who iwas ' not a Shakesperian
scholar, hearing the 'Merry Wives of
.Wind.sor". highly praised, inquired how
many wives Mr. Windsor had.
Thr Supreme Court of Georgia Las de
cided that a bachelor is a fciuily.that he is
the head of it, and as such entitled to the
privileges of the Homestead "act.
' IiEifr," r'3 hia niauleh nnt."you
tLoul.T J-at tho biirley that is in your soup,
or .yoa '11 never get a man." - -Lenny, look
ing nn innocently, inquired: "Is that what
you out it for, aunty?
A BEVKNOKFtrL indfvidnaL in the exuber
ance of. Lis r.ige at some one who had of
fended him, auid: "I'll have revenge. I'll
Jo something terrible. I'll give his little
boy a tin horn!" '
A xiTTT.B pot embodied his lhonghta
on theology in words, thus, "I don't see
how the devil came to turn out so when
there was no other, devil to put him up to
it-; , ,
A lady asked a pupil at a school, "What
was the sin of the Pharisees?" "Eating
camels, ruarm," quickly replied the child.
Siio had read that the Pharisees "strained
at gnats and swallowed camels." ,
Not long ago, a youth, older in wit than
in yean, after being catechised concerning
the. power of nature, replied: "Now, I
thLik there's one thing that nature cant
do." "What is it, my child?' "She can't
make Bill Jones mouth any bigger without
setting his ears back." " ' .
The greatest plearnre of life is love; the
greatest treasure is contentment; the great
est possession is health; the greatest ease
is sleep; and tho greatest medicine is a
true friend. , . . .. ,:
An Irish gentleman, who hod been
spending the evening with a few frienda,
looked at Lis watch jnsi after midnight
and said: "It is to-morrow morning; I
must bid yon good night, gentlemen." -
An urchin hearing his father read an ar-"
ticie iu the paper in relation to a new in
vention of bricks of glass, exclaimed:
"Glacs bricks? ! khow what them is."
Whf.t are they?" ir quired one of the fam
ily. . - TombIers of liquor,' said the youth.
A BtnjNO ewarr, slronc in youth, was
exemplified in a Dobuque Sunday School,
where a teacher asked the liUle boys which
they would prefer to do "Steal a dollar.
or have a dollar stolen from them." Imme
diately a band was raised, and a little
urchin candidly answered, "Please, sir. I d
rather steal a dollar !
A New Haxtshike focmor wanted a farm
hand, and was applied to by an Irishman
who wanted to work. The farmer object
ed to engaging Pat on the ground that
two Irishmen previously in his employ had
died on his hands. "Then you object to
hiring me for that, do ye?" said PaC "I
can bring yon recommendations from many
a place where lve worked that l never
played Buch a trick. ; ; . .
"I vi a," eaid the slight and elognut
Mw, FUzbcb to her friend Mrs. Tvigz,
whose embonpoint was strikingly handsome,
"I wish I bad some ot yonr fat and you
aavl soiu of my lean." 'Til tell yon what
is the origin of that wnth, replied the fair
wit: "you think too much of me, and too
little of yourself." ' '
Mrs. H , a young mother, was ex
hibiting with considerable pride to a number
of admiring friends her first baby. Finally
a r.roiching little Dan,a boy of live years.
the happy parent said: "Dan, isn't this a
dear little baby?" Dan hesitated a mo
ment turned up hi eyes, and answered:
"xcs, but it is baldheaded.
PofcTOFFicTB clerks occasionally get off a
fauvy thing; at least so savd the liinguaru
tcu Daily Republican. - A clerk in our
postofllue heard a tap at the window of the
ladi' department,-when who should he
uad there but a man by the name of Drake
to whom ho s:ud: Mr. Drake, will you
please go to the other side, this depart
ment is for ducks!" - - ,
Undue the inspiration of 95 degree Fahr
enheit on attic poet has sweated through
him the following "poem":
The dura days aro upon w; i
The Bun id pouriug down . . - r . . .
. Upon ihe hed-) of every one
. Iu this here Uaze.n tovni. .
Oh ! for a breath of fresh air I
Ohf for a little rain I
I'd just do anything on earth ...
These things for to obtain.
And if I don't oblaiu them soon --"
A funeral there will be;
The hackd will with my frienda ho filled, -
Hub the corpse it will bo me.
. gods. . - - i
The number of Gentiles in UUh is less
than 2.500. '
. Diamonds have recently increased in value
seven or eight per cent
It costs New York $2,000,000 annually to
have its streets fprinkled.
Tele European hatters are to convene in
Berlin to establish a uniformity ol style.
Retttens show ' that last year no less
than 2,753 horses were killed for food in
Paris, , . . .
Illinois firmer? are forming assooia
tions to prevent gnnrers trespassing on
their farms. : ;-.' , ' -
The hairdrea"ra' shops of Madrid are
crowded with povorty-stricked Spanish
girl-x, anxious to sell their hair.
Tna original Declaration of Indcpend
euce. now in tee ratcnt uinceat waouing-
ton, is nearly illegible from the fading of
the ink, .. , ... - .
An aeronaut at Altoona, on the Fourth,
hadn't tho course a to no up, and the dis-
appoiuted crowd pulled him out of his ear
aud sent the balloon c a without him.
'. An enterj)rising and growing industry is
that of mannf icturing bark extracts, no
Attach tauutxi in the middle as well as if
tue eastern states are large consumers.
A wuiTEa in a Dublin medical journal
aays that raauy sworn teetotallers in Ire-
hind have ftifimred the habit or intoxicat
ing thouiselvej with ether. The annual
consumption ef the liquid in the region
about Belfast is 4,000 gallons.
An Alexandria iVa.) ruffian, the ether
day, seeing two little negro girls on the
oriMisito side of the street exclaimed,
"Well, I'll kill a nigger," and picking up a
stone threw it with fatal aim, striking
ona of. the children, who- died in two
A lap 11 years old at Blairstown, Iowa,
was sent down into a well by his fitther on
Tuesday- last, ia spite of his earnest plead
ings to the contrary. He had descended
but a few feet when the foul air suffocated
u. and he dropped into the water a
Irve - A second son was let down by a
what had Income ef his broth
too, fainted, aud was with
ditliulty restores K hfo.
4 ....c'nrr TOiblishedby the American
Society of Civil Engineers, recording tueir
. . a : . a. AtnlkAeufA taTl.l aW.
r. mr aa. JA ami r .
trratisa bv one of its membore.on
. . - - rka effifiif Atrninrfl tliA
,Ar enrlTlH. 1UO a -
proular prjudice agiua "
.. ;c,..,i i: aoienlifla facts. Ate mys aowu
; ,:V.l.l. vaifin-n rit it nhnnld
as on unaeiuituiD (nuwv.-...
..r Vip, transported, ana states, moreover.
that they need never ?1 :Z
1 ""-l'l i - t , j .i.nl
rorvrlatinn tlVnUDIlC TOnTtYttUum, oiuv.
it can always be sneapiy TVvr.
made in the immediate vicuij
, - , . if mr.Y,
r1" . I STA k rn-iltlefl for trans-
thflFPDT reiUUIVU. wv a--
n.iar nn ran BCarceiT IW -w wv vw,
J i Axy-k aAVATA.
i)Villvai ww er
The Rhine as a Boundary.
A generation ago Victor' Hnga wrote ' a
book on the Rhine, in which, besides giv
ing the most fascinating and poetic of an
descriptions of that famous stream, he cried
oat "France, take back the Rhine," as be
stood at the tomb of Hoche, who woe bus
:ed on the shores of that river; and whose
grave is to this day pointed oat to the car
ions toari if- : ; ! ! - i - - ' " - -
Napoleon, the bitter enemy of H;uo, had
tried on several occasions to make of this
cry -a national slogan, 'to call to his sup
port atl parties in France. The Rhine is,
according to many Frenchmen, the natural
boundary of France. The Germans whom
the Emperor would like to make his, sub
jects, however, do not upreo with him.
The people of ' the German Rhenish prov
inces are German; in. language, tittrfti-, imd
feelings, and have DO-odoiiration of Na
poleon IIL or his policy. - Belgium, with
its French-speaking population and -with
but 10 ;y ears of nation. il ex 'euce to over
turn, would be a much! easior acquisition
for France. " ' " . I
France already owns the west bank of
the Rkiue-frou a law milew north of Bns!;
in SwiUerlitnd, to the frontier of the Phla-i
tinate at Laulerborg. The poswssiou of
the last named district would odd to the
list ol French . cities Spires, with its old
cathedra1, and the fortified places of lan
dau and Neadtadt, besides a large nuoiU-r i
of smaller towns and villages. In l.hen-
Uh Prussia speaking always of the west-
em shore of the Khine the brat tow a or
ioiportance is Worms, associated wi'h the ,
name ol Cuther, After rxusing over' the '
flat, highly cultivated district throne. u -L
which the Rhine here slnggishly rolls along,
the towors and bridges ol ilavenne loomv in (
rht. . 1 ins is a city of strategic aud. his- i
tcric iniportiiice.' Shortly' farther on is
Bingon, and there beghis ther marvellous I
scenery which has given to the Rhine such,
world-wid celebrity.- and has made fans il-
inr the names of such trifling though pict i
n resqno hasnlelta as Obuxweiwel, St. G-ar,
Boppart Andernoch, Bacbaraoh, , IU m:i;;
en, and the like.' ' Midway among these is
Coblentz, overlooked by "EhrenbreiMttio's
castled height,! and stilt further down lite
stream is the collegiate town of Bonn. . - -. ,
- To add all these to the long Iit of French
towns would certainly be a splendid guia :
to ! ranee., 'lhisis what is meant- wbeu
Frenchmen cry. with Victor Hugo, "Take
back the Rhine." ; It is, - however, a large
enterprise and not hkely to succeed.
Magazines for August.
Tjte Atlantic Monthly is a good number,
as may be sac: from the following tabln of
contents: Joseph and lii Priud, purt VI II,
Cayard Taylor; The English Governess at tht
Siamtxt Court, part IV, from the Notes et a -
Qoveme.HS iu the Royal Family of Siam; The
Eurden of tha Day, a poem, by Byara lor; '
Old town Fiieeiae Stories, Ills', EUlerkiu t
Pitcher, Harriet Beechr Stnwe; A Virrriuisu '
in New England Thirty-flva Years Ago, J.inn
Bassell Lowell; The Frencli Jlaiuis,.K. XI.
Derby; Dorothy in the Garret, a poem, by J.
T. Trowbridge; The Grand Traverse K' ion ;
of Michigan, H. W8. Cleveland; Mr. Pant- ' '
hack on the Sensational Literature au4 LdV-; .-. .
Color -Blindnesa; Half-Way, a Story in Tireu
Chapters G-8. Barrow; A n.entuciuan'sShara .
in the Coup d'Etat. Sydney Hyde; A Dsv'a
Pleasure, II, Tho Afternoon, v. Bowal'ls; '
Ole, read at the Festival celebrating tl
birthday -of Margaret. Fuller Ossoli, C P. 1
Oanch; Some Momoriea of Charles Dickens;
Heviews and I jterary Notes. Fields, Ongood '
& Co Fublinheni,fioe,ton. - t i
Evekv SATruDAT seems te grow better '
and better with every nnniber. The il!u
t rati ems in the uuaiber for July SOtU are,' J
"On the Cliff at Newport," a.scne at a water
ing place; ,Odalfeqne,,, a female slave of tr-e '
Orient; ' A Tjew of Constantinople and Ptra,". .
"Little Nell and Her Grandfather," "M.rn-
ing Calls, " "Virginia Drowned,, a -eopyotf a . . J
picture;- "The Return of the Herd," an
evening scone on the farai; "Likeness of thw C I
Dnc du Grammont. The literstarfl ia seltet--.,
ed from the beet periodicals of Earspe. Pub-
iishcd by xitlUs, .(Jagoou X Vo iiostou. . r , -.- !
Godei's Magazink. Aonjr the eubclu-b-. -
menls of this nnniber ar enrVin!9 entitled :' ' '
Ooins Heme" and "Tha: Linre llwir, .. -a
The fashion plates siu-1 tl;s ntk cTepartmeiits
will be tound vahiabl'hy tlie hdies-. wliilo-. -
there is a variety of literature, consisting i'f
stones, poems, descriptive articles and an -acting
charade, together with editorial mis-A . .
collanv. It ia a very excelleut number.- '
Published by L. A. Godey.l'nihvlelphU, - . ;
Otra Yoc.va Folks contains another install-. .
mentof the story, "Wo Girls," antnptrnetivB.
article on the anu, another on riia, and lea- '
sous in drawing, all of which are profanely
illustrated. Tin n there are Btoriea. and po- -
ems, wliic't will roaven the heavier matter.
PubuVhed by Fields, Osgood A Co., Boston.
Magazines for August. No. 28.
Nervous debility with ita gloomy attend
ants, low spiriu. depression, involuntary
emutenomi, kws or aenien, snermattorracea
Iosa of power, dizzy head. Wsa of memory,
and thieatened-iiii;vtt!cc and imbecility,
find a foviu.Difc.il euro iu linmphrey's Homeo- - -
pathicHpoeLth:, o. lenty-elw uompoboa .
of the moat valuable mild and potent cur v -tivea,
they strike at once at the root of the -
matter, tone np the system, arrest the dis
charges, and impart visor and enerjy, h e ' t
and vitality, to the entire man. They hva
cured thousands of caries. ' Frice 15 per pack '
age of five boxes and a hu-Ke via! ot .
powder, worth $2.00, which, is vory important
iu obstinate and old,caesr or it t
single box. - Sold by all druggist, and s.u.t
by man ob receipt of price. Aourese nam-- c
phrey's' Speeitio Homeopathic Medicine
Company,- 6C2 BroadwAy, Naw York. '
Wholaau J omu Harobuua v an tieiiaacr, tturw .
bnrt dsall, Chicago, Ills.: Jrnks A eionton, "t.
Paul. ; Brown. WebDar ttraham, Kt. touia, - -
Mo.; Vsruid, aheley A Ox. Detroit, Mich.
The Barren K'icks Yield Bread f- Yea.
the ruggod elifl's of the ocean strand prod ace -aoraetbing
Uat, if not bread, ia more nour
ishing and Utteniuff than ths staff of lito it-
self. The Sea Moss which carpets the rook
on the abores of Irvlsnd, Iceland, and the
coast of Northern Europe, ia as truly a fooL ,
staple, when properly prepared, as wbe.it, '"
rye or Indian com. ahe inau variety, )iiiy , .
known ae Carrageen, is now manufactured,,
nailer a patent into one of the moat cntri
tiou. dicestible and delicious elements of
sustenance the world has ever seen. Tha '
artiula has been patented under the name of . -Sea
Moss Farine, and the extensive nulla of '
the Sza Moss FaoiNs OoNew York, are now
tnrnmg ont immense quantitiua of this eco- ,
uonuo icxury, whicn nan aireaay taen- a -prominont
plaea among the commodities of -.
the American-produce market. Its price la
almost nominal: and the paddings, cusUms,
jellies, creams, blanc niane, and other light
table luxuries preparea irom it are superior -
in ll ivor i.-vs well as iq cneapness, to tnose ,
made from corn starch.' mauena. ravelnts.
or any of the -other, gelatinous extracts of
tFoa Cocous. Sore Throat. Bronchitis,
T arvne-itia and Conanmotion. ha its early ;
stages, nothing equals Dr. Pierce's Alterative
extract; er uoiaen aieaieai Auscuctj. i
also a great blood pnritier and strength re
storer or tonic. Bold by Druggists, or send
three and a quarter dollars to K. V. 1'ieree,
M. D.. liulTalo, N. Y., and get three bottles
free of Express charges. "
A extensive Scale Honse is that of For-
svth, Williama A Uoah 179 Lake-st, Chiongo .
They hare many new and valuable patent
improvements on their scale wnicn wouta
bo well to see before purchasing the old
styles elsewhere. Send tor catalogue and
price liot .
A good head of Hair ia desired by every
one. The tue of Hall's vegetable Micuiaa
Hair Benewer will reetore the hair, if the
hair cells are not cloaed up. .
Twentt Frvw Cents. Tills amount w:U
L - t ..in. . r . T A i." . .1 I. .
great soothing remedy for all diseases inci
dent to infanta and children. --
Northwf.stern Uoimk Natl Co., manufae- '
tnrers of Patent - Hammered Uore fiaiis. j
Oftice 68 West Van Boren street Factory
to G8 West van Buren street, corner Chntoa
street, Chicago. ..
Tax Ccnard Mail Line of Steamships leave ,
weekly from New York, Liverpool and
Qaeenstowu. ' Agents in all the prmcipal
cities of the Northwest. 8. Rowe, Genoial
Western Agent, No. 2 Lake street Chicago.- "
&TK APTERTTSrOIENTOr UT. Bums iJlspeiUja- -
rv, headed, Hook, lor the Million Mauri ao k
Gdidk in another column. It should be
read by alt
J Ana H. FosTza A Co., 151 Lake St. Chi-"
eatro. importers Ol I "ecr-uaumg auu xuiia
laud imp la men te. -' .
HvRLrrr A fcawALLS, Heading wholesale -
I drussists of the Northwest, come Lake
street and Wah&sh avenue Chicago.
.- , , . i ' -- -
HieiHBsT Driees always for consisumenta ot
hidea, ptlts, and tallow, by Skinner A- Boya- '
ton, No. 2SJ take street, umeago, iu.
i j -
Tus policies of the Washington are libera-.
aa to occupation.
Tus Washington is purely mutual, and
uividc ita protita amons its policy noioars
o.nlx. , .
PaiVATa medical aid..
Bead Dr. Whither s
nnn Uroftfluantities'of Caaiadian
. ... .
- Tammanv Hall, New York, after its brief
expand anyvicissitudsasa ploceof
to be converted into a
I afatA armnrT.