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VOL. VIII.-N0. 43.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1875.
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Communications upon subjects of general or k
cal intvest are solicited.
Sharon, of California, says he will
sacrifice his whole fortune of $15,000,
000 sooner than that any stain shall be
left on the memory of Ualston.
The census returns show that Boston
lias become the sixth city in the Union.
Her population amounts to some 342,000,
which is a gain of 50,000 in five years.
Part of the growth is due to recent an
nexations. M. Rojukg, a French chemist, insists
that buttermilk will prolong life. The
lactic acid in it clears the cartilages, ar
teries, and -valves ot the heart of the
letritus, corresponding to eoot, found in
old persons. . " . , ww
London is agitated over a smaller man
than Tom Thumb. 'The name of the
microscopic being is Jean Hannema ; his
age is 36, hii height is six inches less
than Tom Thumb's, and his weight is 26
pounds. He was bora in Holland.
Thk tenacity of life on the part of
Anthony, of Leavenworth, and Carruth,
of Yineland, has taught people one thing
the usclessness of attacking editors
with pistols. Nothing but artillery
should be used in bombarding their
Indiana is just discovering that it has
vast porcelain clay deposits equal to the
best in the world for the manufacture of
stone china and queens ware, and very
available for Sevres china work, and fac
tories will soon be erected in Indianapolis
to develop its wealth.
Mrs. Mary Vaughn, a native Vir
ginian, celebrated her 100th birthday, in
Williamson county, Tenn., the other
day, and a large number of her 450 liv
ing descendants gauierea around aez ou
that occasion. She is the mother, of
seven sons and eight daughters, all
giants in stature, 'and in the crowd that
came to celebrate her centennial anni
versary, there was scarce a man of less
stature than six feet.
The efficacy of advertisements was
never better demonstrated than by the
proprietor of the Dwight House, at
Binghampton, N. Y. Last spring he
advertised his house with cuts in nearly
all the leading papers of the country, and
set forth its attractions and advantage!!
in a. lucid manner. The house, wbicn
before hod not prospered, is now cele
brated,, and does a very .profitable and
steadily increasing business.
A singular experience is that of Mr.
Vickers, pf Quiney, TJl. The Hoffman
church scandal in that city led to a street
fight, in which Mr. V.- was struck in the
leg by a f-tray bullet. Then he suddenly
remembered that once before he was
served exactly in the same way in Mis
souri. The latter affair also resulted
from a church scandal, and henceforth
Mr. Tickers has resolved to shun the
company of -bad preachers, and will not
go near a church. Some of the good
ones ought to pray for him.
A good tramp story comes from Brook
field, Mass. A tramp stopped at Widow
H. 'a a few days since and asked for food.
She replied that she had none. Mr.
Tramp went across the road to a neigh
er's and asked if they were aware the
voman living on the other side was
starving. He then requested the loan
of a fishing-rod lying close by, which
was granted. With it he went to a pond
a short distance off, fished for several
hours, catching a good string, returned
to the Widow H., and made her a pres
ent A bevolution is to be expected in the
practice of medicine. :: A philanthropic
Frenchman has discovered a method of
administering drugs without the knowl
edge of the patient. He keeps a medi
cal dairy of goats, and the animals take
he physic, while the sick take the milk
of the properly-dosed "nanny." Ho
ha3 his quinine, jalap, blue pill and
whisky goats always in milking order,
but the principal difficulty with the
learned doctor has been that he found it
impossible to supply the demand for
patients requiring the . last named and
popular medicine. ,
The late W. C. Ralston's favorite re
laxation was driving, and no Jehu that
ever cracked a whip was more bold or
successful with a four-in-hand. His
famous driving to and from his country
place, twenty-six miles from San Fran
cisco, which distance he always drove
over in two hours, was simply a means of
keeping his health. He drove two large
Iioises in an open buggy ; at six miles
out, a man stood with a pail of water for
the animals ; at 13, a fresh pair were
ready in harness for a change ; and the
whole drive was as simple and easy, so
equal were the horses to their task, as a
pleasure ride in the park. Three years
ago, Mr. Ralston was quite ill, and his
physicians said that, between si. ting at
his desk and in his buggy, he had neg
lected his legs and his body, and mast
abandon his driving. So he abandoned
l.I I 1. - t.An..l.s 1 I
Ilia uuiujujt jjuibc, uuugjji oauuic-jiuiKO
and has since lived in the city.
l'ATKICK JlAWES, WllO Bays 116 IS a
Congressman from Nebraska, was given
permission by the Secretary of the
Treasury to erect a pie stand in the new
postoffico at New York, for the sale of
sandwiches, milk, etc., and was in a fair
way to become a millionaire, as his re
ceipts daily amounted to a considerable
figure ; but envious restaurant keepers
iu the neighborhood mode snch a clamor
that he was compelled to vacate, they
claiming that hi') stand was an obstruc
tion. Mr. Hawes will go to Washington
Bex winter to pootest the seat with Lo
renzo Crounse, who was given the certi
ficate of election.
There is a meat famine threatened in
Great Britain. This is in consequence
of the Privy Council having ordered that
all beasts coming from abroad be quar
antined for twelve hours after landing,
and then inspected by a government offi
cer. If only one animal of the number
is found to be diseased the entire lot are
at once slaughtered. The importers
complain that by such proceeding they
suffer heavy loss. The graziers of the
north of Europe have thrown up their
British trade, and declare that they will
ship no more live stock to England.
Should they carry out their threat, the
price of meat in great Britain will ad
vance greatly, and at the present mo
ment it is so high that it is almost im
possible for the working classes to buy
it Great Britain depends to a very
great extent on Ireland, Belgium, Nor
way, and Sweden for meat, and the shut
ting these countries out of the British
market cannot but entail much suffering
on the people.
Parker k Harrison's spice mills at
Cincinnati, were burned last Saturday ;
StoctsviUjE proposes sending to the
Centennial a single block of coal weigh
ing two tons.
The Governor of California, Hon.
William Irwin, is a native of Butler
county, this State.
At Columbus, during fair week, the
city was full of thieves. A half dozen
burglaries a night was about the aver
Daniel McLaren,' late President of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
railroad, died at his lesidence, in Glen
dale, a few days since.
Henri Thetlb, an employe of the
Columbus Cabinet Company, wound up
a spree of several days Dy committing
suicide by taking poisoD.
A Cincinnati barber says he can't
make one towel wipe over twenty cus
tomers before they begin to complain,
and he wants to know if this nation is a
At Cleveland, last Monday evening,
the new Euclid Avenue Opera-Houso was
opened with a grand complimentary
benefit, tendered by a number of promi
nent citizens to the manager, Mr. John
Ellsler. The new edifice is located on
Sheriff street, with an entrance from
Euclid avenue. It is famished in a
handsome and substantial manner, and
has a Beating capacity of about 2,500.
A farmer named Bedmond, living 3
miles south of Dayton, met with a dis
tressing accident while hauling hay into
barn from an adjoining field one day
last week. One of his horses baulked,
and he went in front of the horses and
caught hold of the bridles to start them,
when they made a sudden lunge, the pole
of the wagon striking Bedmond in the
breast in the vicinity of the heart, and
the team passing over him, killing him
Ohio postal affairs: Office Estab
lished Lawrenceville, Clark eounty,
Isaac Griesfc, Postmaster; Oxtoby, Clark
oounty, James J. Warfel, Postmaster;
Tfltonsville, Jefferson county, John
Both, Postmaster. Discontinued Dry
Bidge, Hamilton county; Dnnlap, Ham
ilton county. Postmasters Appointed
Ava, Noble county, Levi Glover; Clay,
Jackson county, David J. Bichards;
Wortbington, Franklin county, T. B,
An inquest on the body of Wm.
Griggs, found in the Muskingum river at
Zones villo last Monday, has developed
the probability of a murder, a girl
named Amandi Orr having testified that
she was with three men, Charles George,
William Vousdan and Henry Yoimg,
when they murdered Griggs and then
threw him into the river. Her story is
generally believed and creates intense
excitement. The three have been com
mitted to jaQ.
The grand parade at Cincinnati in
honor of the opening of the Sixth Indus
trial ' Exposition was a success m every
particular. The procession was nearly
five miles in length, and composed of 400
vehicles of different kinds, representing
all the different brandies of trade, mer
chandise and manufactures, also thou
sands of horsemen and footmen with
banners and regalia. Tho different
divisions were headed by twenty
brass bands. Govs. Hendricks, of In
diana, and McCrecry, of Kentucky ;
Mayor Johnson, and other notables re
viewed the procession from the balconies
of the Gibson House. It is estimated
that over 200,000 people witnessed the
A State Convention of Directors of
County Infirmaries was held at Colum
bus last Wednesday. Forty-three coun
ties were represented. The special ob
ject of the meeting was relative to making
some better provision for tho chronic in
sane of Ohio, after the same fashion at
the various county infirmaries. A spe
cial committee was appointed to memo
raiize the next General Assembly on the
subject Resolutions were adopted de
claring that county infirmaries were not
competent to give proper care to this
class of unfortunates, and calling upon
the General Assembly to mako proper
provision for their support ; also com
mending the work of the Prison Bef orm
and Children's Aid Association of the
State ; also asking for such mollification
of existing laws as will relieve township
trustees and infirmary directors from the
care of out-door und non-resident poor,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Oil City, Pa., bad a destructive fire recently,
in which the works of the Imperial Oil Re
ining Company were consumed, with a loea of
abont $200,000 on machinery, stock, etc.
Forty thousand barrels of oil went up in the
The Fall River (Mass.) operatives voted to
return to work at a reduction on the opening of
the shops provided they can retain their old
A fatal cattle disease has broken ont in the
vicinity of Rhinebeck, N. Y and several droves
The firm of Mallory & Buttertield, of New
York, the largest dealers in paper-board in the
United States, has failed.
The District Attorney of Brooklyn desires to
withdraw the libol suit instituted by Beecher
against Honlton ; hut the latter will Hot con
sent to a withdrawal of the case, and insists
upon going on with the trial.
Two members of the New Haven (Ct) pro
fessional base-ball club have been arrested for
thefts committed on one of their recent tours.
In New York, last week, while a number of
men were experimenting with Mrs. Uda's aerial
ladder, a terrible accident occurred The lad
der had been raised, and abont a dozen men
were on it, some at the height of 100 feet, when
the ladder suddenly snapped in two, preedpitat
ing the men to the ground. The Chief of the
Aerial Battalion and two other men were in
stantly killed, and the balance seriously injured,
The horses in Buffalo, N. Y., are suffering
from a mild foim of the epizootic. Three
fourths of the hordes in the city are affected
A collision of two trains on the Ohio and
Mississippi railroad, near Dillsborough, Ind., a
few days ago, caused $15,000 damage to engines
and freight, besides killing three boys who
were riding for pleasure.
B. F. Huiphy, of Chicago, has, like his late
partner, B. F. Allen, joined the grand army
of bankrupts. Liabilities, $425,000; assets,
500, consisting of personal property and
Mrs. Abraham Lincoln has been released
from tho asylum at Batavia, TJl., and is now
the guest ot her sister at Springfield.
The second trial of P. P. Wintennnto, for
the murdfrof Gen. HcCook, at Yankton, Da
kota, has roe al ted in a verdict of not guilty.
Budd Doble announces that Goldsmith Maid
will never stait in another race.
The town of Middlebury, Vt, has been visited
by a disastrous fire. A paper mill, a woolen
mill, thirty business bouses, two public halls
and six dwellings were swept away. Lees,
$170,000 ; insurance, $82,000.
Dr. Hembold. of "BuchtT fame, has com
menced suit against the parties who were con
cerned in liis incarceration in an insane asylum.
One of the most heart-rending circumstances
connected with the terrific storm wliich recent
ly swept over Lake Michigan, was the loss of
the propeller Equinox, with all on board. The
ill-starred vessel left Saginaw, Mich., on Sun
day, Sept. 5, her cargo consis'ing principally of
salt, and was overtaken by the gale when off
Point an Bauble, on the night of Thursday, (he
9th. The Equinox had in tow the schooner
Emma A. Mayes. Capt Lusk, who com
manded tho Mayes, states that he never
experienced so tcfriblo a galo before.
The night loomed up before them liko a
black mountain. The waves ran to a fearful
height, and frequently broke over the bark.
When the storm began to rise in the evening
the officers and crew of the schooner on watch
observed that the propeller was evidently labor
ing. She was seen to run suddenly to the lee
ward, then recover her course. She would then
run to the windward, and occasionally lie to
for a few momenta. At about 2 o'clock Bhe was
suddenly observed to go to the windward, her
lights showing her location. At about this
time Capt Lusk let go his tow line. The
propeller was seen to turn her head to
the wind. A moment afterward she was
lying between two monstrous waves. She
careened, and pitched upward. Her foresail
dipped into the water. Cries of distress
from those on board were plainly beard
by the officers and crew of the Mayes. The
shrieks of the hapless women could be plainly
distinguished above the hoarse roar of the
waves and the howling ot the winds. The im
penetrable darkness increased the horror of
the see e. It was impossible for human aid
to save The unfortunate ship for a moment
lay poised on the surface of the black waters,
then her lights disappeared, and the terrifying
shrieks of those unhappy beings was heard no
more. The brave men who witnessed tho
catastrophe say it was the most appalling mo
ment of their lives. Not a sign or vestige of
the vessel was seen afterward. The schooner
Mayes was also in danger of foundering. It
required the constant attention and the utmost
energy of the officers and men to keep her
before the wind and to attend to navigating
her. The Equinox was commanded by Capt.
Dwight Scott, of Clevoland. There were
twenty-five persons on board, including two
niuMAnfOTH- a dancntor ana eranaaaueuter ox
Capt Scott, both of them young ladies.
Next to the loss of the propeller Equinox,
the most serious disaster caused by the recent
hurricane on Lake Michigan was the wreck of
the propeller Mendota, off Big Point Bauble.
The number of persons on board the propeller
previous to tho disaster was twenty, including
officers, passengers, and crew. Of this num
ber only soven were saved by taking to the
boats, and after remaining on the lake for
twenty-nine hours, were pickel up by the
schooner Addie, off Manitowoc, and were taken
to that port. The remaining thirteen went
down with the vessel.
The dispute over the Episcopal Bishopric of
Illinois has also been settlod by the election of
the Dev. Dr. McLaren, of Cleveland, to suc
ceed the lato Bishop Whitehouse. Dr. Mc
Laren was until very recently a Presbyterian
minister. His leanings are toward the High
Church wing of the Church.
A dispatch from Red Cloud Agency says
there will be no difficulty fc treating with the
Indians for the purchase of the .Black Hills
country. They aro perfectly willing to sell,
aud will take whatever is offered them, as they
say that the whito men are go;ng to occupy
' that country anyway. It is thought the Commis
sion will not offer the Indians much money, but
will provide for their sustenance for a long
term of years, which arrangement would be
preferable for all parties, as the government
must Bnpport them anyway.
Rev. John H. H. Brown, of Cohoea, N. Y.,
has been elected Bishop of the Diocese of
Fond du Lac Wis.
A man named Ketchum, who has spent fif
teen years among the Missouri River Indians,
arrived at Sioux City, the other day. He says
there is very great dissatisfaction among them
in regard to the Black Hills matter. Many of
the Indians at Standing Rock and other agen
cies refuse to attend tho Red Cloud council,
and openly avow their intention of going on
the war path if the Hills are opened to the
Another great banking institution is about
to be established in San Francisco, by the Lazard
A shocking casualty is reported from Terre
Haute, Ind. Tho boiler of a threshing ma
chine engine exploded, and the straw sur
rounding the machine catching., fire, three men
were consumed in the flames.
The Supreme Court of West Virginia has
decided that the act removing the capital from
Charleston to Wheeling is constitutional and
A Cincinnati dispatch says tho people of the
Southwest are not altogether satisfied with the
fast mail arrangements. They charge Postmaster-General
Jewell with discriminating
against their section of the country in favor of
Chicago and the West.
A dispatch from Nashville, Tenn., says five
more counterfeiters have been arrested at Tus
caloosa, Ala. A basketful of spurious money
was also captured. -A
Garret D. Smith, Cashier ot the Louisville
Gas Company, is a defaulter to a large amount,
variously estimated at from $30,000 to $C0,000.
In accordance with the request of the press,
it has been decided to hold the Bessions of the
commission to investigate the charges made by
Prof. Marsh in public.
The recent storm on the lakes caused serious
loss to shipping in the vicinity of Chicago,
and a number of disasters are reported. Seven
vessels were stranded and one sunk off that
city. The lorn of life was fortunatjly very
small, oompared to the number of ship
wrecks. countries having a large surplus of wheat for
Mail advices from India bring news of a dis
Hon. Henry T. Blow, a wealthy and promi
nent citizen of SU Louis, ex-Member of Con
gress and ex-Minis tor to Venezuela, died last
week at Saratoga, aged 85 years.
The single scull race for the championship of
the world between MorriB and Coulter, at Pitts
burgh, last week, resulted in a victory for the
Cable rates between the United States and
the United Kingdom have been reduced to one
shilling per word.
The Ughtmog mail train from New York to
Chicago, over the Pennsylvania railroad, has
commenced running, and is making the sched
Two hundred more Russian Mennonites have
arrived, bound for Dakota.
It is reported that a rich silver-bearing dis
trictone of the richest in the world in natu
ral indications has been discovered in Alaska.
A teller in the Bank of Commerce, of Mon
treal, has absconded with $50,000 of the bank's
President Grant has returned to Washington.
Carl Schnrz has arrived home from Europe.
The National Association of Lumbermen met
in Chicago, last week. J. G. Thorpe, of Wis
The great stallion race for the championship
of the United States aud Canada and a purse of
$10,000, at Mystic Park, Boston, was won by
Thomas Jefferson. Time, 2:26 ; 2:25f ; 2:26.
The Society of the Army of tho Cumberland
had their annual reunion at Utica, N. Y., last
wock. There was a large attendance, including
President Grant, Gens. Bhennan, Hooker and
Victor C. Poilette is the Democratic candi
date for State Treasurer in Pennsylvania, lie
is the leader of the Grango movement in the
Attorney-General Pierropont, on the 10th
inst., telegraphed to Gov. Ames, of Mississippi,
that United States troops had been put in
readiness, and asking him if there was snch an
insurrection against the State government as
could not be put down without Federal assist
ance. Receiving no reply, the Attorney-General
again telegraphed to the same effect on the
11th. On the 12th Ames replied in a very long
telegram, giving an explanation that it was a
question of race, and he still thought there was
necessity for troops. The correspondence was
all turned over to President Grant.
A delegation of Mississippi Republicans
visited Washington last week, for the purpose
of invoking Federal aid to suppress disturb
ances in that State. Upon the subject of dis
turbances at the present time, the delegation
was united in the admission that none existed.
What they represented was, that there was al
ways danger of a serious difficulties unless
the State government, which is utterly unable
to give them protection, shall have the assist
ance of the genoral government. In fact, the
State government could not be carried on with
out the aid of the United States.
Charles Francis Adams has written a letter in
which - he positively declines to become a can
didate for the Presidency next year.
It is reported from Vienna that the Pope has
instructed the Catholic Bishops in Bosnia and
Herzegovina to use their influence in calming
the people, and to facilitate the pacification of
The foot-and-mouth disease is still playing
havoc with tho cattle of Great Britain, all ef
forts to stay its progress having failed.
The south of France has had another disas
trous flood, as have the Mediterranean regions
Eleven persons recently perished from gas in
the Downington Wood Colliery, in Shropshire.
Tho latest report from the insurrection in
Herzegovina represents the insurgents as gain
ing strength all the time.
The Bonapartist movemer t in France is rap
idly spreading, and copies of the Pays and
Ordre and M. Duval's recent speech are being
circulated in the Paris barracks. The French
government is considerably alarmed.
It is not improbable that Servia will partici
pate in the Turkish revolt. A portion of the
Servian Chamber aro in favor of an immedi
ate declaration of war against tho Porte.
number of distinguished Servian officers havo
gone to Bosnia.
A cable dispatch says 612 men and 158 women
have been indicted in Russia for participating
in the Socialist movement.
If the dispatches from Constantinople are
he believed, the Uerzegovinian insurrection
acainst Turkey is practically ended. A fow
bands of rebels still maintain fastnesses, aud
make occasional inclusions into the surround
ing territory. They are always hotly pursued
by the Turks, however, and suffer severe losses
by each raid.
Latest accounts from the Fiji Islands tell
the awful epidemic of measles which has raged
with unabated fury for the past four months.
It is estimated that the disease has already car
ried oft one-third of the population, and that
nnlcss checked it wCl in a short time entirely
wipe out the native element.
Ann Farij-.t, the woman whose seal)
was torn off in a New Haven shirt-factory
two years ago, has a fine head
hair, a new scalp having been grafted
i BdtfaIO has decreed that no married
woman shall be a teacher in anv of
AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC.
Around the Farm.
Georgia will pay 3,500,000 for fer
tilizers this year.
Gbasshoppebs do not eat peas. A val
uable hint for farmers in the infected
A Minnesota woman destroyed 48
bushels of grasshoppers for which she
Do not kill the toads. In Paris they
are sold at fifty cents a dosen, in order
to protect vineyards and gardens from
insects. A toad will swallow the biggest
kind of a tomato woim.
To have plenty of eggs in winter, the
fowl must have warm roosting and nest
le places, worm food, if possible, with
some kind of animal food at least once a
day, and water to drink at will ; gravel
and hjns must be always at hand, and
the poultry house must bo kept scrupu
lously clean, and the fouls out of the
way of vermin and free fiom lice.
Lice may be destroyed by the applica
tion of lard or sweet oil in which car
bolic acid has been mixed at the rate of
one part of acid to one hundred of oil
or lard. For poultry, the mixture should
be rubbed beneath the wings and on top
of the head, except in the case of sitting
hens, which should never have grease of
any kind applied to them, if the eggs
are to be hatched.
lit order to ascertain the gain in weight
of growing cattle an experiment was
tried as follows : A short-horn bull calf
was weighed on the 12th of April, 1874,
when he was just 11 mont'is old, and his
weight was found to be 503 pounds.
May 12 he weighed 592 pounds ; June
12, 703 pounds ; July 12, 801 pounds ;
August 12, 880 pounds, and September,
1,200 pounds, a total gain in five months
of 463 pounds, or 92J pounds per
During the warm weather troubles
from-eoie shoulders on horses axe com
mon, very largely the result of poorly
fitting collars. The proper way to pre
vent this trouble is to remove the cause
on the Btart. Where the breast has be
come galled, wash frequently with some
stringent solution, such as alum water or
a decoction of white oak bark. Arnica
is excellent for galls, and should be ap
plied at night after the horse has finished
work, and well rubbed in.
Professor Law gives the following
directions for the treatment of blind
staggers in pigs : When the hogs are
attacked, dash a bucketful of cold water
over the body, throw purgative injections'
into the rectum, composed of six ounces
of sulphate of soda and one or two table
spoonsful of spirits of turpentine in ten
ounces of water. Setons saturated with
turpentine may be inserted under tho
skin behind the ears, or the back of the
neck may be blistered by ruobing in the
following mixture : Spirits of turpen
tine and liquid ammonia, one ounce
each ;.powdered cantharides, two drams.
Vicious horses aro mostly made so by
the bad treatment of attendants. Kind
ness and gentleness are the first requi
sites in the core of colts. If the attend
ant kicks or liita the colt with a stick or
fork when he passes him, what more
natural tlian that the colt should catch
the evil disposition and kick back?
Some speak of a wild colt as if that con
dition was to bo expected, but if colts
aro properly treated while young, fow
will ever bo wild. This wild condition
arises from the wild, uncivilized disposi
tion of the attendant. Uniform kind
ness will give the colt confidence in
man, and he will be a easy to handle as
a pet kitten. IlarshnesB in an attend
ant should be a cause for his discharge.
Tho idea that wildness is an inclination
of stamina is totally unfounded. Hun
dreds of instances of the greatest en
durance and pluck with tho greatest
gentleness and obedience can be cited.
The Arab horse is under the Tnost im
plicit obedience, and at tho some time
capable of great feats. The best Of
food, given with good judgment, and the
best core humanely bestowed, are neces
sary to grow a colt in the best manner.
About the House.
Lines can be glazed by adding a tea
spoonful of salt and one of finely-scraped
white soap to a pound of starch.
Ink stains may be removed from books
by wetting the spot with a solution of
oxalic acid, one ounce ; water, half a
Jelly Cake. For eggs, one cup of
sugar, one cup of Hoar, two teaspoon
fuls of cream tartar, one of soda; bake
iu a large bread pan; when done, turn
ont on a paper; spread jelly on the bot
tom side, and roll up tight in the paper.
To Wash Liken or Calico. Take
soft water, and make flour starch; thin
with cold soft water so that the starch
will not be too thick; wash your dresses
in this without soap, aqd rinse in thin
starch; hong in the shade, wrong side
out, to dry, and they will not fade. This
is a good way to wash prints for chil
Homespun. Take one port stale
bread in two ports cold potatoes ; chop
lino ; put in enongn sweet cream and
butter so it will ball up nice ; season
with salt, pepper and a little sage; mako
into balls ; put them on a dripping pan
and set in the oven till they are warmed
throueh and a little brown on the top.
Wo call ttieni potato bans and tuniK
they are nice.
Fbostko for Cake. The whites of
two eggs to a half pound of fine whito
sugar; beat the eggs to a stiff froth; then
add the sugar, and beat until it falls in
flakes from the knife. When spreading
it on the coke, dip the knife occasionouy
in cold water. Dredge that side of the
cake which rested upon the tin while
baking with sifted flour (to remove what
ever grease may bo left) before spread
ing the icing.
In removing grease spots from cloth
ing with benzole or turpentine, the usual
wov is to wet tho cloth with the de
tergent and then to rub it with a sponge
or the like.- This often spreads the
grease, without removing it. The fol
lowhiir method is given by the Scientific
American: Place soft blotting paper
beneath and top of the grcace spot, after
the latter has been thoroughly saturated
with tho benzole ; then press well. The
fat is thus dissolved and absorbed by the
paper, and entirely removed from the
Andrew Johnson's First Love.
Mr. Andrew Jolmsons, Jr., editor
the Greenville (Tenn.) Intelligencer,
denies the story that his father in early
life met with n serious disappointment
from unrequited love. He says that
father fell in love with a lady of good
family aud amiable chnracter, who re
turned his affection. Her parents, how
ever, objected to the marriage upon the
ground of Mr. Johnson's youth and
lack of means. Upon hearing this he
sought an interview with the young lady,
told her of the decision of her parents,
and of the course he himself had re
solved upon, adding that there was noth
ing left for them but to part and forget
what they had been to each other. The
lady felt otherwise, and frankly told him
that she would go with him wherever he
might lead, and she would not hesitate
to trust her life and its keeping into his
hands. His pride would not permit
this, and notwithstanding his love, eh
left the place, only returning long years
after, when the lady was married and
the mother of a family.
Flood and O'Brien.
George Alfred Townsend contributes
another interesting chapter to the his
tory of mining speculations in Califor
nia, describing the Bank of Nevada,
which is to rise on the ruins of the Bank
of California and is to bo the property
of Flood and O'Brien and Fair and
Mnckay. Flood and O'Brien were a few
years ago a sort of Delmonico to the op
erators on California street, keeping the
liquor and lunch pi tee there. They
caught the air and secrets of the patrons
of their house, and tried mining specu
lative stocks a little. As they increased
they got an engineer to look about the
Comstock lode for them and picked up
a mine supposed to be worn out called
the "Hale and Norcross." This they
soon developed into a new source of ac
tual wealth. They paid for it seventy
cents per shore when the whole number
of shares afloat was only 5,000. As they
brought out the bullion they watered
the stock, and it went up hundreds per
cent. They then built crushing mills
and began to feel under their shaft to
the west mine. There they discovered
a real bonanza, for in those mining ven
tures there is a reality as well as a ro
mance, and while the proprietors of the
mine were asleep or ignorant, these min
ers picked np their stock and began to
take $1,600,000 a month of bullion ont
of this new acquisition. The stock, of
course, was watered and went skyward.
Only four men owned all this wealth.
Thus, mining bullion at the rate of $20,
000,000 per annum, these parvennes be
came a power bedde the Bonk of Cali
fornia. . But Ralston and Sharon owned
half the crushing mills and the railroad
at Virginia Uity. The load and U Uncn
crowd began to build other mills and to
compete for the greatest mines and the
bank's monopolies as well. A struggle
ensued, which resulted in the choosing
of a compromise directory. They had
undoubted bullion wealth. They pro
posed to Balaton's party to step down
and out and let tliem become tne liana:
of California. Of course Balston re
fused, whereupon Flood and O'Brien
and the rest immediately organized the
Bonk of Nevada, with fivo millions of
paid-np capital in gold.
American Horses to Run in England.
We learn that a gentleman, who is is
every sense a tt and worthy representa
tive of the turfmen of t'us country, M.
H. Sanford, Esq., of this city, is about
to visit England with a stable of Ameri
can bred race-horses, and meet European
turfmen on their own ground. He takes
with him the veteran Prcakness, by Lex
ington out of Bay Leaf, a horse that is
now eight ycar3 old, lias been on the turf
for five season; , has run thirty-six rases
many of them heat races, and is now as
sound and clean on his legs as the day
he was foaled. Ve do not think that of
the Hundreds of horses on the English
turf there can be found one of the same
age as Preakncss who has been on the
turf so long and ran so suocessf ally. We
presume that, in taking Preakueas over
with him, Mr. Sanford has an eye to the
Goodwood Cup of 1876, for which his
weight will te 119 pounds. American
bred horses receiving an allowance of
seven pounds in that race. This glitter
ins trophy has been won before by an
American horse, and it is by no means
improbable that Preakncss, m 187b, may
repeat Starke's achievement in 1861. He
also takes with him the chestnut yearling
colt, Bay Eaglo, by Baywood, (a son ol
Lexington, and full brother to Prcak
ness), out of Earring, by Binggold; the
bay yearling colt by Lexington out of
Brittania by Flying Dutchman, (both
entered for the Derby, St. Lcger, ond
Grand Prize of Pans, of 1877); brown
-vearlinor fillv bv Glenelg out of Stamps,
bv Lexington: bay colt by lilenelg out
of Madame Dudley; and perhaps two or
three others. Charles Littleheld goes
out with them as trainer, and the expe
rience he had in England, in a similar
capacity with Mr. Ten Broeck s stable,
will be invaluable. Mr. Sanford's ex
ecutive ability, keen intelligence, and
lone experience in racing matters, wmcn
have conduced to render his turf man-
ogement so successful, combine to ren
der him well adapted for tne direction
of such an enterprise as he is now em
barked in. We heartily wish him see-cess.
Concerning and Fish Culture.
Shad in tho Hudson river had become
nearly extinct until te Fish Commis
sioners of New York caused it to be
stocked with 100,000,000 per year for
several years; the consequence is that
they have not been so plentiful and
cheap for forty years as now. Tho ras
cally pothonse netters, however, take
cveiy opportunity to stretch their nets
surreptitiously across tho third of the
stream reserved to let them come up the
river to spawn. Seth Green, that vet
eran pisciculturist, is now stocking the
river with sturgeon in immense num
bers, that in a few years will go through
their nels as if they were a piece ol
gauze. The iindson river sturgeon
grow to an immense size, attaining fre
quently to the length of ten or twelve
feet, and weighing from four to five
hundred pounds. Another gratifying
practical result of fish planting is that
in the Potomac, where black bass were
entirely unknown until they were plant
ed, they aro now caught in strings ol
from thirty to sixty, weighing from two
to four and a liolf pounds, in a day's
fishing. This breeding of fish and
stocking all the inland hikes and rivers
is simply a question of food for the peo
ple as much as raising grain, beef, pork,
etc. The United States make an annual
appropriation of 830,000 to procure fish
from foreign waters which are unknown
to us, and to change the breed of such
as we have, which is as much required
as to change tho breed of everytlung,
from the human race to potatoes. Al
most all of the States have now efficient
fish laws, and very many make liberal
appropriations to stock all tho public
hikes within their borders, under,
supervision of their Boards of Fish
Conimissionerp, as well as the rivers.
Canada does the same. Cor. Chicago
.Tiie little busy bee and tlm little lioot.
blacks emulate each other iu improving
the "shining hour,"
Cured by Faith.
The Rev. Mr. Piatt, in the DeEalb
Avenue Methodist Church, New York,
last Sunday week, told to a crowded con
gregation the story of his miraculous re
covery from a lameness of twenty-five
years' duration, through the religious
efforts of a pious lady. He said :
I was sitting in my cottage-door at
Ocean Grove, when to ladies appeared,
one introducing herself as Miss Mose
man, and saying, " I have come because
the Lord has sent me to tell you that
you can be cured of your lameness." I
said, "I am glad; come in. I don't
doubt the Lord's ability, but His will
ingness. " We had a lone aienment. shs
advancing quotations of Scripture, and I
skeptical, saying, " I must have an inti
mation." When Miss Moseman related
most wonderfui faith-cure of a
woman in Syracuse, I thought, is not the
fact of this strange worn in coming to
me an fatimation from God ? and I said
so. "Let us pray, she said, not wait
ing for my words to cool. Kneeling
down she laid her two hands lightly on
my knees, and prayed. I felt nothing.
She rose and began talking. In a few
minutes I experienced a singular sensa
tion. It began midway between my
ankle and knee, encircling, condensing
and toning up, lasting five minutes.
She said, "You are cured." The next
day I was getting my family ready to
come back, and walked a good deal,
swinging my cano in my hand, but no
using it, I had never preached without
sitting in my high chair. How could I
stand, even though I could walk? I
went to the Bible and opened it, and the
first thing I saw was, "Having done all,
to stand ?' and I did. The next Tues
day I was to preach at Sea Cliff, and there
1 stood and told my story. 1 went to
Merrick, and there, having no Bible to
turn to, I said, "Now, Lord, show me
Thy will ;" and a voice jEaid, " Hadn't
yon better throw away that cane alto
gether? It looks like distrust." And
in my study the same voice told me to
lay aside that cane. Still I took the cane
back to Merrick, but I shouldered it with
my bag, and marched the whole dis
tance in a kingly way, 1 tell you. lue
pain now, as a rule, has passed away, bnt
I wouldn't walk a block out of curiosity.
When I walk up-stairs I soy, Lord, pnt
power in my legs. That's the way I
live. If I would fail in that faith to
night, in a week I'd be as bad as ever.
Now what do 1 moke out of this? Wo th
ing, but I know it's the best blessing
I've had since I had Jesus Christ Jesus
Christ and I walk arm-in-arm about the
pavement. Now I get into bed and
shout. I used to sleep with -a pillow
between my knees, but now I can go in
broadside or kick out straight Oh I I
do have good times shouting in bed,
though I may sometimes disturb the
The Child on Foot.
After babv betrins to walk, the trial
wliich falls to the proud young mother's
lot is neither light nor uncommon. If
she be only tolerably familiar with tho
laws of life and health, there is a con
stant warfare going on in her mind be
tween the pretty costumes of the child
and her reasonable and natural solici
tude about its health. If it is a plump
and vigorous child, she longs to exhibit
iti dimpled neck, arms and legs to the
general public, and sne generally sinKcs
a balance by snowing tne legs, .wow
every baby'B feet should be kept worm,
and a tender child s especially, and yet
these extremities are seldom properly
clothed. Bare legs will not do for our
climate. If our children do not die of
this exposure thev are likely to become
feeble m growth, and die before middle
life, except in rare instances. Not only
are tho lower extremities too much ex
posed, but the throat and chest are usu
ally too heavily clothed, and the little
creature tugs and toils witn tne weign,
ami fnrterinir nf handsome wraooinirs.
until the perspiration starts freely and
weariness overtakes it. With an ig
norance in no way greater than its moth-1
er's vanity or inconsiderateness, it in
sists upon a rest. It gets it of course,
and also the croup, or congestion, or fe
ver, each more or less intensified accord
ing to the child's constitutions and tem
porary conditions. Sensible mothers
will dress their children in long stock
ings that have more or less warmth, ac
cording to their temperament and the
temperature of the air they are to breathe.
Their hands should be carefully warmed
in winter, and their chests and necks
properly wrapped, but not bundled
When self-forgetful tenderness is the
prompting motive in selecting pretty
clothes for the baby, and the ideal of
the mother corresponds to the demands
of nature the little creatures will be pret
tier, because rosier, the costumes that
they wear will be as tasteful and carefully
modo, and the world will get a race of
stronger, and consequently better, men
and women, whose foreheads will be
wider, and brains clearer; and then a
higher standard of intellectual culture
will dawn upon our country. Then
there will be fewer little graves among
the ereen crosses that grow in the gar
dens of the dead; fewer Rachels weeping
and lamenting because their children are
not The Metropolitan.
An Affecting Scene.
Yesterday when a Michigan avenue
street car made the trip from Twelfth
street to Woodward avenue inside of
three hours, the astonished passengers
made up a purse of fourteen cents for
the driver, and a red-headed man fell on
his neck and exclaimed :
"I never thought I should live to see
this thine !"
A woman with a big urcastpir. on
clasped his hand and said:
1 want to die now; i can t stand
A bov with a new straw hat on leaned
up against tne car and wiped nis nose
"I wish father could have seen fus
afore the ager took him off I"
The driver was much aftected, and
brushing a tear from his eye, he replied
" I dou't know how it happened.
Don t tell the company, or 1 snail be
discharged. " Detroit Free Press.
What to Eat.
Dr. Hail relates the case of a man who
was cured of Ins biliousness by going
without his supper and drinking freely
of lemonade. The next morning this
patient arose with a wonderful sense
rest and refreshment, and feeling
though the blood had been literally
washed, cleansed and cooled by the lem
onade and fast His theory is that food
can be used as a remedy for many dis
eases successfully. As an example,
cures spitting of blood by the use
salt ; epilepsy, by watermelons ; kidney
affections, by celery ; poison, by olive
or sweet od; erysipelas, by
cranberries applied to the part affected;
hydrophobia, by onions, etc. So
way to keep in good health is really
know what to ea,t and to know what ruedi
cines to tak.
THE BANKER'S DINNER.
BY O. W. HOLMES.
The banker's dinner is the stateliest fea
Tbe town bss heard of for a year st ksst,
The starry lustres shed their broadest bliae ;
Dsmiisk and silver catch snd spread the rays.
The florists triumph crown the daintier spoil,
Won from the sea, the forest, and the soil ;
The stesming hot-house yields its largest vines
The sunless vaults unesrth their oldest wines.
Of sll that cluster round the genial board,
Not one so radisnt as the bmuMuefs lord.
So. with the merrr tale and jovial song.
The Jocund evening whirls itself along,
mi tne last chorus snneas ns loua encore,
And the white neckcloths vanish through the door.
Ow savage word, the menials know its tone
Anl slink away 1 the master stands slone.
" Well played, by ; " breathe not what wen best
His goblet shivers as he speaks the word :
" If wine tells truth and so have ssid the wise
It makes me lsugh to think how brandy lies.
Bankrupt to-morrow millionaire to-dsy
Toe farce ia over, now begins the plsy !"
Bark! the deep oath, the wail of frensied woe I
I .Out 1 lost to hope of Heaven and peace below, '
He kept his secret, but the seed of crime
Bursts of itself in God's appointed time.
The moral market nsd toe usual chills
Of virtue (Hi tiering from protested bills.
The white cravats, to friendship's memory true,
Sizhed for the nsst. surveyed the future too.
Their sorrow breathed in one expressive line :
Gave pleasant dinners ; who Has got nss wine 7"
Wit and Humor.
A matteb of course A river-bed.
A phib is a lie painted in water-colors.
Milk is our first drink, but we come
to the bier at last.
Pirates generally charge all a ship is
worth for boarding it
See advertisement in another column
of this paper headed " Agents 1 Good.
How to moke the largest census report
with the smallest number of people is
the study of the age.
A Rochester paper suggests to Mr.'
Frost, who is languishing in the jail of
that city, that he had better thaw out.
" Pa, what can I do, unless you get
me a riding habit, up here in the coun
try f" "Get in the habit of walking,
"Did my mustache trouble you f"
said Blobbs to his sweetheart. " No, I
only felt a little down in the mouth,"
was the answer.
It must moke a woman feel mean to
take poison, write two or three farewell
letters, upbraid her husband, and then
be saved by a stomach pump.
" Have you a suit of clothes here to
at a large body of water?" "No; but
we can sell you a needle and thread, to
sew a potato patch on the pants of a tired
Mus. Cook, of Green Bay, went with
out food for four days rather than build
a fire as her husband commanded her
to, but hunger finally set Mrs. Cook to
The Arabs are won't to eay: "If your
neighbor has been to Mecca," Which is
a proof of great sanctity, " lock your
stable. If he has been twice," which
renders him perfect, "sell out and move
Dr. Johnson once dined with a Scot
tish lady who had hodgepodge for din
ner. After the Doctor had tasted it sho
asked him if it was good. "It is good
for hogs, ma'am," iaid the Doctor.
"Then pray." said the lady, "let me
help you to some more.". '
Miss Jemima G saves, a granddaughter
of Ethan Allen, resides near Springfield,
Mass. She is 101 years of age, and re
members Ethan distinctly. She never
handed George Washington a glass of
water, but she might easily enough have
done so had George happened around in
search of something to drink. Inter
Ocean. Going np Abbott street yesterday, a
man s.w a boy about 11 years of age,
seated on the sidewalk, bareheaded, in
the full blaze of the scorching sun.
" Bub, yen ought not vojsa there I said
the man. "Why?" "Because you'll
get all tanned np." " Makes no differ
ence to me whether I sit in the sun or
tans me up three or four times a day
anyhow. Detroit Free Press.
Yesterday morning a man having an
office on Jefferson avenue wanted to get
trusted for a paper, but the boy drew
back and replied: " I can't do it I m
running on limited capital, heavily se
cured by collaterals, aud every cent has
got to count. " wen, a i uuj,
then," said the man. " I don't want to
be mean," continued the boy, af ter some
time spent in pondering, "and if you've
trot anv stood paper IT1 discount it
didn't trade. Detroit Free
Maryland's Monster Snake.
Tho mnnrfur (make of Hall's Springs
was on the rampage on Thursday, and
his exploits have since been the talk of .
the neighborhood, tjnaries noiux,
dener, has a place about half a mile from
that of Mr. Lee. On Thursday morn
ins; his hired man saw the anaconda in
the vicinity oi ine pig pe".
was so paralyzed from fear that he could
scarcely move. While gazing at bin
snakeship the latter seized a large- tur
key, and was making preparations to
swallow mm, wnen tne turauy butoot
in getting away minus a number of
feathers and a portion of his tail. The
snake then moved off. On looking into
the pen it was discovered that two of the
four-weeks old pigs had been swallowed
by the snake. At least this was the only
wav m wmcn meir suuueu uuri
ance could De accouuwxi ior.
this fact became generally anown, some
consternation prevailed, as u was
thought that if the snake could so easily
get away with two pigs he might dispose
of a stray child of the right size. The
fact of his having swanowea wv pijjo
may account for the snake's lnaispom
tion to make any effort to recapture the
turkey. Some anxiety prevails as to
what will be the ultimate result of
such a monster being allowed to prowl
around, and several are of tho opinion
that the county authorities ought to
offer a suitable reward for his capture
A Missouri family history runs thus :
" SallieWilhite ran away some years ago
with her brother-in-law, Aaron Davis ;
he, however, returned to his wife, and
she married a. Mr. Neely, who eloped
and loft her. Two years ago her cousin,
Ezekiol, ran away with a Mrs. Wintand,
both parties Jeaviug families. Last
month, Aaron Davis's son, Morton,
boy of nineteen, ran away with hw
mother's sister, a woman of thirty, and
to complete matteis, his father has again
eloped with his sister-in-law, Sallie.
It was quite in tho eternal fitness ol
things that Mrs. Betsy Straw, of Warner,
N. H.. should dio of liny fever. Th
poor old lady was accused of being 10
years old, and had no means of ' proving
tliat she wasn't, V