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THE COUNTY TAPER,
Hy ItAVKft I'OBT dc sonTxa.
THE AWAKKNINU YEAH.
T. B. HERD,
The blueblrda and the violets
Are with us once main,
And promises of summer spot
The hlllstdc and the pUln.
The clouds along the mountain tops
Are riding on the breeze,
Their trailing axurc trains ot mist
Are tangled in the trees.
The snow-drifts, which have lain so long,
Haunting the hidden nooks,
Like guilty ghosts have slipped away,
Unseen, Into the brooks.
The streams are fed with generous rain,
They drink the wayside springs,
And flutter down from crag to crag,
Upon their foamy wings,
Through all the long wet nights theo brawl
Hy mountain homes remote,
Till woodmen la their sleep behold
Their ample rafts afloat.
The Isry wheel that hung so dry
Above the Idle stream,
Whirls wildly In the misty dark
And through the miller's dream.
Loud torrent unto torrent calls,
Till at the mountain's feet,
Flashing afar their spectral light,
The noisy waters meet.
They meet, and through thelowlaudsswcep
Towards briny bay and lake,
Proclaiming to the distant towns,
"The country is awake 1"
The Howling of a Dog.
Tohcara dog howl in the night has
been regarded of old with tho samo
dislike as in modern times, and arises
from tho belief that tho dog can bco
things which nro not visible to others.
eyes. In tho "Odyssey," when th
dogs know Athene, they "fled to tho
ni.))k' lor side," and thedog of tho
North wero conscious "wenn Hoi
unigeht." Rabbi, Bcchai, in his "Expo
sition ot tho Five Hooks of Moses,"
says: "Our Rabbins ot blessed memory
havo said when tho dogs howl then
comcth thcongcl ot death intotho city;
hut when tho dogs arc at play then
cometh Ellas into tho city;" and in tho
exposition ol another Rabbi: "Our Rab
bins of blcsEcd memory havo said, when
tho angel of death enters a city tho
dogs do howl. And 1 have seen it
written by one of tho disciples ol Rabbi
Jehudo tho Just, tbatupon atimoadog
did bowl, and clapt his tail between his
legs, and went aside for fear of tho
angel of death, and somebody coming
and kicking tho dog to the place from
which ho had fled, tho dog presently died
German peasants believe that if a dog
barks looking upward a recovery may
be expeotcd, but if ho iooks toward tho
earth death is certain. In Cornwall
the howling of a dog is always a sad
sign, but "if repeated three nights, tho
houso against which it howled will
non tin In mniirnlrHr." Tn T
wnere tho death-tick is still fcarcd.it is
reported as "a curious circumstance"
that tho real death-tick must only tick
threo times on each occasion. When
we remember thatMr.Darwin says that
death ticks (Anobium tmcllatum) are
known to answer to each others' ticking,
or, as he has personally obseived, a tap
ping noise artificially mado, it is ovident
that it a Lancashire maid 1b disturbed
by tho threo dread ticks, she should
wait lor answering ticks, or stimulate
them by an artificial tick; before al
lowing her superstitious fears to get
the better of her reason.
The Winter Palace.
Tho Winter palace In St. Petersburg
figures extensovely in tho Nihilist plots,
'Ihe palaco is an imposing pile upon
tho left bank of the Neva. Rastulli
was ths designer of the structure, The
Winter palaco occupies tho site, which
in the time or Peter the Great, was tho
property of bis high admiral, Count
Alraxin, who by his will left it to
Peter II. After her coronation
Moscow the Empress Anna lived there
for a time, but in about tho middlo of
the last century it was pulled down
and the erection of a palace begun.
It was completed in the reign Catharine
In 1837 il was burned to tho ground
but in less than two years tho palaco
as it now stands, was finished. It
about eighty tcet in ticlgbt and more
than 450 feet In length.
Jteeping Hams. Wo havo found it
good method in keeping hams and
shoulders, to let them hang in tho
smoko-houso, or a tight, dark room
and glvo a few hours' smoking overy
week or ten days. This will keop out
flics and bugs, and keep tho meat frco
lrotu damp Bnd mold.
"I don's warn lliui Mlull."
Is what a lady il lloston said to her husband,
when he brought home some medicine to euro
her of sick headache and neuralgia which bad
made her miserable for fourteen years. At
the first attack thereafter, It was administer
ed to her with such good results, that she con
tinued Its me until cured, and made so en
thusiastic In lis praise, that she Induced twenty-two
of the best families In her circle to
adopt It as their regular famllv medicine.
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Oenernl New 'Itimmary.
Longniald & Co.'s ltimbdr and Sash
house, Boston, burned Nay 12th. Loes.vcry
fiortlo Drawanco, aged 15, was killed
by lightning at Junction City, Kansas, May
Mann's boot and shoo factory at Mil
ford, Mass., burned on ttio night of May 17th.
A chair factory at Minneapolis was
eurnea on me nignt oi May low. ioss,
000 to 40,000.
Throe fishing boats capsized at tho
mouth of the Columbia, May 17th, and the
occupants were drowned.
A two story brick building owned by
the American Cutlery Co., burned In Chicago,
May 13 th. Loss, $25,000 to (30,000
Tho freight sheds of tho Hamilton &
Northwestern railway and contents, at II am
llton, Ontario, burned May 14th. Lots, (
Hafnor's soap and candlo factory and
warehouse, at Buffalo, N. T., burned May
0th. Loss, (45,000; Insurance, (30,000.
Tho nrrny worm has mado its appear
ance and Is destroying all kinds ot vegetation
The ravages of the worms extend over the
whole of Northern New York.
Tho Niagara Falls Paper Manufactory
at Bath Island burned on the night of May
11th. Loss, (200,000; Insured for (50,000.
Supposed to have been Incendiary.
A stranger, B. L. Pratt, of Galcsburg,
111., committed suicide at a hotel In Omaha on
the night of May 11 th, by cutting his throat.
He was out of money and out of work.
Tho mercury was at 01 in tho shado
In Washington City at 11 o'clock on the morn
Ing, May 12th. In New York the samo day It
reached 00. Several cases of sunstroke were
It is reported that chinch bugs havo
made their appearance In large numbers In
Saline and Johnson counties an I other neigh
boring areas In Southwestern Missouri; also
In southern Kansas.
A dispatch from London elves tho
main points ot the standard review of the re
vised Testament. The writer of the article.
asserts that, whatever scholars may think ot
tho labors of the revisers, the Impression pro
duced upon the public mind Is one of disap
pointment and dissatisfaction.
Ma. Malcolm McDowell was at Elgin,
111 , recently, Interviewing farmers with re
gard to raising Amber sugar cane this season,
for his Bouth Elgin factory. He says that he
made a sufficient number of contracts to In
sure the operation the coming fall of the
Bouth Elgin' Sorghum-Sugar Works.
A special from Owingsvillc, Bath
county Ky., reports great excitement In that
region over what Is called the prayer cure, and
relates that James W. Powell, son-in-law of
Ex-Congressman John D. Young, was cured
suddenly and restored to full health and vigor
by prayer after suffering more than a year
from a dreadful melady.
At Mariotta, Ohio, on tho night of
May 15th, a Are damaged W. L. Bays' carrtaee
manufactory (5,000; Insurance, (2,000. F. F,
Oldham, loses (2,000; no Insurance. Mrs.
Davis, (3,000; 11,500 Insurance. F. It. Bren
nan, (2,000; fully Insured. A number of
other small losses were sustained. The lire
Is said to be undoubtedly tncendiarv
A special of May 14th says: Gov.
Overton, of the Chickasaw Nation has
gathered an army of 800 men, and has
Issued an order to tho effect that
Texas cattle raisers and white men
generally must leave the country before June
1st, or force will be used. A similar sltua
tlon exists In the Choctaw Nation. Guv. Mc
Curtain has Instructed the Sheriffs to Imme
dtately organize and arm militia companies
to drive out the whites. The trouble In the
Choctaw Nation Is said to have grown out of
the refusal of the Texans to pay more than
12K cents per head for grating cattle
Tho St. Paul Dispatch says: It is per
muted to publish from an authentic and re"
liable source the definite Information that the
Marquis of Lome has communicated to the
members of the Canadian government bis de
termination to retire from the Governor-Uen-
eralsblp after his Manitoba Journey. This de
cision has been reached after careful and pro
longed consultation with his father, the Duke
of Argyle, and friends on both sides ot the
water. The principal political reason which
leads to this determination Is the fact that
the Marquis does not find bis relations with
the Gladstone ministry altogether harmoni
Tho United States Pollco Association
met In Omaha, May 18th. The proceedings
were, of course, strictly private, pertaining,
as they did, to matters connnected with the
service. Officers were elected for next year
as follows: Wm. J. McOarrlgle, Buperlnten
dent ot Police at Chicago, President: McDally,
Chief at Peoria,First Vice President; Wm.
Beck.Calefofof Mil waukee,8econd Vice Vres;
J. W. Schmidt, Chief of Cleveland, Third
Vice-President; Irvine L. Lyman, Chief of
Lincoln, Recording Secretary; Austin S.
Dayle, Captain of Police ot Chicago, Corres
ponding Secretary. Chicago was fixed as the
next place of meeting, which will be held
September 20, 1S81.
At Philadelphia on tho night of May
11th, Frauk Thuma, a German, attempted to
kill his wife and then hanged himself.
Near Atlanta, Georgia, May 12th,
Milton Hart and Jesse Reelster fought a
duel with knives, and both are reported
At Swalnsborough Court Houso,
Georgia, Joseph Stovctt, shot and Instantly
killed his brotber Jefferson, who Interfered
In an altercation between Joseph and his
In Dublin, Georgia, Llsh Coates
(colored) has been arrested for whipping a
woman so severely that her death Is expected.
ne was released a few weeks' ago from the
penitentiary, where he was for four years
lor tying a negro woman up and whipping ber
A special from Nokonus, 111., Majr
16tb, says that Henry Hall, proprietor of (he
,urena uoiei, pup iciy cownided hla slater,
whom be found walking with a young man,
with whom he had objects to her keeping
Dispatches from Fort Niobrara glvo
the particulars of the shooting ot Lieut.
Cherry, by Thomas Locke, one of bis soldiers,
while engarcdln the pursuit ot some deserters
who were robbing ranches. Tho murderer
then fired upon a fellow soldier, named James
Conroy, who was knocked from his saddle,
Bergant narrlntrton, believing that his Lieu
tenant and himself had been betrayed by the
soldiers, rode away to overtake another sec
tlon ot the pursuing party. Locke's motive
j cannot be Imagined.
At Atchison, Kantas, on tho evening
of May 14th, Charles Given, cook at the At
lantic House, met on the street his wife Lou
ise, who was waiter at Walker's restaurant,
and after a few moments' conversation, drew
a pistol and began firing at her. The wonan
attempted to run but tell at the second shot,
The man emptied four barrels ot tho pistol
Into her body, and then placing tho weapon
against his own head sent the remaining ball
through his brain, Both were dead In a few
moments. The woman was shot through the
head. Given and his wife went from Iowa to
Kansas last fall.
Near Now Madrid, Mo., a fow nights
ago, four men, Frank Brown, Jesse Meys
Joseph Hamilton and Fat Rhodes went to
the house ot Wm. Knox, with the Intention
ot killing htm and his half sister on account
of an old grudge. A man named Coleman
was carrying a child and walking the floor
In the house. Mistaking Coleman for Knox
tho party fired and wounded both
him and the child. A warrant was Issued for
the arrest ot the !sesasilns and Sheriff Wal
ters started In pursuit, overtaking them. They
fled to the woods and secreted themselves be
hind a fallen tree, and when the Bberlff and
posse came up they received a volley from the
concealed desperadoes and Robert Lafargo
was kilted. The Sheriffs party returned Arc,
which was met by a second volley from the
desporadocs. The posse then retired. The
gane then robbed thcdead body of Lafargo of
his watch, money and other valuables. In the
evening Pat Rhodes, one of the gang who had
been wounded, gave himself up, and the next
morning vigilantes took him out and hanged
him. If the others arc caught they will be
served In the same manner.
At tho sitting of the Monetary Con
ference, May 14tb, a French delegate urged
tho dangers of tho present monetary system
He showed from the position of Englandslnce
1S37 that gold monometallsm did not afford a
remedy unless wlso measures were adopted.
He said a crisis would In tho end violently
force Itself on the money matket.
Tho St. Petersburg papers aro full ol
accounts of the antl-Jewlsh riots In the south
and south-west ot Russia. There wero two
days of rioting at Beresowkce. Shops were
plllaged,and three Jewish houses were burned,
There was a serious encounter between the
peasants and the village authorities at various
places. A telegram from KlelT states that
the whole Jewish quattcr, known as Fodal,
has been burned. The damage Is DO,00O,0C0
roubles. Crowds ot Jewish refugees are cross
Ing tho Anstrlan frontier, at Pcdaula.
Gladstono will probably accept tho
peerage and a seat In the House of Lords af
ter the passage ol the land bill. Borne papers
say his title will be Earl Oxford, and others
say Earl Howardcn. It Is said the Queen dc
sires to conferpecrage upon Master Connlngs-
by Disraeli, nephew of the late Lord Bca
consficld, I'lit nudntnrip dl.scnts.
A Marvelous Freak of Mature.
Dr. L. L. Dexter, of this county,
Bhowtd us a marvelous freak of nature
to-day. It is a section out ot a sugar
maplo tree, that showed by its growth
to havo boon 22 years old, and about C
inches in diameter. Tho trco grew in
Henderson, county of Jcflcrson. stato
of Now York. Tho tree was felled in
18C5, by David Boyco, and his little son
obsorved on tho butt of the trco tho pro
mo ot a woman, and called his fathor's
attention to it. Tho story went abroad
throughout tho neighborhood, and
finally it was resolved to saw tho body
of tho tree up into transverso sections
ns thin as they could bo and still bo pre
served. The section Dr. Dexter ex
hibits to us is about a quarter of an inch
thick. He himself assisted in tho saw
ing, and says that the tiguro romalned
intact for about ono toot in tho body of
the trco, when it disappeared tho last
soction showing simply tho extended
arms as though they were out of tho
lino of tho body. Tho figure is very dis
tinct showing head, hair, features, with
arms extended slightly out from tho
body, and appear to bo dressed in short
flowing sleeves. Thofeetshow plainly,
and the body is dressed In a loosogown
coming low down to tho feet. Tho
authority of tho curiosity is boyond all
question. There are several sections
of tho treo in existence, all showing
identically tho samo figure. Tho trco
grew upon high, rocky tablo land. Dr.
Dexter Is a well known cltizon of this
county, whose roputatlon is excellent,
No man who knows him will disputo
his word, His postoffice address is
Qreen$. This is tho simplest of
dishes, yet it is not always a well-served
one. Greens should bo properlv boiled:
tho water should bo soil, and a table
spoonlul of salt added to a large-sized
pot of it, which should bo boiling Lot
when tho greens aro thrown in; it
should bo kopt boiling until they aro
done, which can bo told by thoir sink
ing to tho bottom of tho pot, and then
they should bo skimmed out as quickly
as posslblo into a colander so that all
tho water will run out; press them with
a small plato, and then turn upon a
platter, add a largo piece of butter, and
cut up uno. Servo smoking hot.
To Fricassee Fork. Cut a small sparo
nu or cnino oi porK into pieces, cover
with wator and stow until tender: ro
movo tho moat, and flavor tho gravy
wiiu sair, peppor, anu tnicKon with a
littlo flour. Servo in a deep dish, iu
tho gravy, and garnish tho dish with
rarsnip Fritters. Boil Jn salted wa
ter until tender; then mash, seasoning
witn a little butter, pepper and salt,
add a Httlo flour and one or two eggs,
well beaten; makn into small balls or
cakes and fry in hot lard.
Lima Beans, Tboy should beeath
oredpungi shell them, lay them in a1
pan of cold water, and then boll them
about two hours, till thov aro nulti
soft; drain well and add to thorn somo
Cc-rn-Starch Cake, Two cups ot su
gar, ono cup ot'buttor, ono cup of sweet
milk, ono teaspoon ot soda, two toa
spoons of cream tartar, two cups of
nour, ono cup ot corn starch, six eggs.
Hamranrjr of OontxrcRHloanl Pro
Washington, Thursday, May 12.
in xnc ueparimenis, was uppuruu uyouciuiiwi,
as the present expensive register contained all
thn Information renulrcd. and the resolution
was superfluous. It would be merely a handle
to oust oia ana vaiuaoir duouc oiuccrs. nay-
ard agreed In this view, and moved to refer
the resolution to the committee on printing.
Brown thought the resolution proper, but
thought McDIll's resoutlon would better
cover the ground, Kellogg held that the South
nau not Deen luuy ircmeu. xuc resuiuuun
was rdferrcd to the committee on prlntlne,
together with McDIll's resolution. Hoar
offered a resolution directing the committee
on elections to report at trie next session
what means are necessary for the ascertain
ment and declaration of tho result of Presi
dential elections; adopted. Adjourned.
Tho Vice President laid befora tho Senate
the following communication :
"WASHINGTON. May 10. 1831, Bin win
you please announce to tho Pmate that my
resignation as senator oi mc united pimcs
from the State of Nfw YnrV, bai been for
warded to the Governor ot that State. I have
the honor to be, with great respect, your
To Hon. C. A. Arthur.
This communication was recctvod with (treat
sensation, which was greatly heightened when
the Vice President laid tho following before
"Senate CitAMnsn. Mav 10. 1881. Sir. 1
have forwarded to the Oovcrnor of the State
ot New York my resignation as Senator of
United States from the State ot No York.
Will you plcato announce the fact to tho Sen
ate. With crcat respect, your obedient
T. U. rLATT.
To non. C. A.Arthur."
A hum ot astonishment followed the read
ing of thecommuntcatlons. Hill, of Georgia,
suggested wai mis wouiu nc agoouumoio
elect the officers of the Senate, lluruslde,
chairman of tho Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, reported back favorably from thatcom-
mittco tnc resolution uecisnnginai tnc con
sent of the United States Government is to be
conditional and precedent to the construction
of ship canals or other ways for the transpor
tation of sca-colrg vessels across the Isthmus
connecting North and Bouth Aracrlca;and
also to too rules and regulations under
which other nations shall participate In the
rise ot such can. )or other ways. Burnsldc
gave notice that he wauld call It up to-morrow.
Dawes moved to go into executive session.
Hill and Cockrell said that Dawes claimed
that tho Republic would be subverted unless
the organization was acted on, Dawes said
that Hill was never convinced until he hap
pened to have a nisiorltv. Hill said to Davis.
of Illinois, that there was nothing to prevent
the Senate from aljournlng this week. The
8cnatcwcnt Into executive session. When
the doors were reopened the Senate adjsurncd.
Washington, riiesuay. May u.
Danes, and Davis, of West Virginia, had a
tilt over the lossof anxiety on tho Rcpul llcan
side to consider tho nominations for Senate
officers, and the equal gain on the Democratic
side. Dawts.sald he would l owto tho will of
tho majority ot the Senate II tucy saw ut to
take advantage ot an accidental access to
power. Davis said his remarks bad been more
in pleasantry than othi rwltc; he had no wish
to lorco me matter, uawes movcu an execu
tive session, declining to allow the Burnslde
Intcr-oceanlc canal resolution to come up.
Washington, Wednesday, May 18.
The coniuil'tee on printing was discharged
from the consideration ot the question of
enlarging the scope of the official register,
llurnaldo hoped the Senate would act Imme
diately on his Inter oceanic canal resolution,
but It was postponed until Monday Dec. Pit),
on motion of Ingall. The Senate, on motion
ot Saunders, considered the resolution direct
ing the Judiciary commttteo to Inquire Into
the relation of the Central Pacific tolts leased
lines and other corporations laid on the table.
On motion of Davis, ot Illinois, Bayard and
Cameron were appointed to ask the President
If he had any further business, and the Benate
took a recess, in executive session tho nom
ination of Judge Robertson for Collector of
the port of New York, was confirmed the
only negative votes being Ingalls, Farley,
Jones and Cameron of Pennsylvania.
Facts about the Sen.
Tho soa covers threc-fouths of thn
surfaco of tho globe. Its sallnoss is at
tributed to rivers and springs which aro
constantly washing into it chloride of
sodium and other soluble salts. Tho
color of tho soa water when frco irom
all mixtures is a puro dqep bluo. Tho
color is duo to tho fact that tho bluo
rays of tho spectrum aro less liable to
bo absorded by masses of transparent
substances than tho others, thus predo
minating in tho reflected pencil. Ob-
ects at a depth of 1,000 lathoms must
bear a prcssuro of a ton on a square
Inch; moreover, at a depth of titty
fathoms, tho sun's light is almost en
tirely cut off. It was long thought that
animal llfo was impossiblo at great
dopths, and tho first absolute proot that
animal llto could bo sustained at such
dopths was from fishing up a cablo that
would not work, lying between Sardinia
and Bona. It vras corroded, broken,
and covered with marino animals,
cemented to it. In 1868, 1869. 1870,
hermajesty's ships Porcupine and Light
ning mado many hauls of tho dredge in
tho Atlantlo, tho deepest being twenty-
seven miles off the Bay of Bissay, whoro
animal life, inoludlng bony fishes, was
found in abundance. Iu regard to tho
enormous prcssuro at great depths Sir
Wyvillo Thomas estimates the pressure
upon a man at a depth of 12, 000 to bo
equal to a weight of twenty locomotives,
each with a good train loaded with pig
iron. But a body supported within and
without, through all Its tissues, by a
comparatively incomprehensible fluid
as water is, would not bo necessarily
incommoded, Wo sometimes find,
when wo get up iu tho morning, by a
riso of an inch in tho baromotor, half a
ton has boon piled upon us during tho
night, but wo cxporienco no incon
Proctor ou Perihelion.
Prof. Rtohard Proctor, the groat Lon
don nstronomor, Is nt tho Grand Paoltio
hotel with his brldo. Thoy wero mar
ried last Tuesday at St. Josoph, Mo.,
tho lady being Mrs. Sa'.lio D. Crawford,
daughter ot Mr. Charles M. Thompson,
of that city, and a nloco of tho lato
rebel Genoral M. Jeff Thompson.
Fiction got up a very sprightly little
romanco and crept into n St. Josoph
paper with it about this marriage
Flotlon had it, that Prof. Prootor wont,
to Australia last summer with an inva
lid wife, nnd that Mrs. Crawford went
thero with an invalid husband. Both,
invalids dlod, according to tho story,
and tho wldpwor and jho( widow, .com
ing homo across Iho broad Paolflo, wero
drawn togothor by sympathy, and fell
In lovo. Tho .lYmes sont a roportor to
tho Grand Paolflo on yostorday aftor
noon to learn tho facts.
Prof. Prootor camo down to tho ofllco
In response to tho card. Ho has been
in Chicago an,d a great many peoplo
havo soen blm, but for tho benefit of a
great many moro who have not, it may
bo stated that ho Is short and broad
shouldered and wears black clothes.
Ho looks llko a worker, n man of busi
ness) an architect, or somothing of that
-oiL Ho outs his whbkors-which are
gray nut to. short nnd altar tho "mut
ton-chop" order,, and his eyes, which
aro brown, nro as searching as ono of
his telescopes, but havo n humorous
twinkle quito human and not so ''purely
scientific" as to indicate that nil that is
ordinarily mortal is theorized out oi
his soul. Ho has tho unmistakable
English accent; nnd Is a very interest
ing gentleman to talk with.
"How much truth Is thero, professor,"
asked tho reporter, "In all tho worry
that tho human family Is having just
now about perihelion and floods, and
tho stars In general?"
"Not n bit not a bit," laughed tho
"Well, how about tho comnt some
body by tho namo of Swllt discovered
tho other dayP"
"Swift is It so? Has ho discovered
another comet? Well, I didn't know It,
I'm suro. I'm tho worst poison In tho
world to come to learn about such things
now I'm so busy traveling and lcctur
Ing 'you know. But it's a tolescopo
comet, I supposo a httlo follow; don't
amount to much, probably. But let's
tako a scut, and I'll tell you about somo
of thoso things."
And, seating himself, tho professor
fixed his oyo on the ofllco flagging, and
turning ovor tho card meditatively be.
tween his fingers, kept gazing at this
and that spot on tho stono floor as if lie
had a constellation In tho rango of wis-
"It mod to bo thought," said he
"that tho stars had an influenco on tho
weather, on floods, pcstilcnco, and all
that sort of thing, but sclcnco has dis
proved it. Tho truth Is that tho influ
enco of all tho planets together is not
equal to tho diffcronco between tho
greatest nnd least influenco which the
moon exerts in n year. And if nil tho
giant planots thoso outsldo tho oarth's
orbit wero to come Into conjunction
and perihelion, all nt tho samo tlmo,
they would not exort as much influenco
ns that very smnll ratio of tho moon's
influenco, namely, tho mcro difference
between its greatest and least influ
"Then tho world is not going to
pieces this year? '
"Not at all. Why, somo of tho plan
ets nro coming into conjunction evory
now and then all tho tlmo. Two of
them camo into conjunction on tho 19th
of last Juno. Lot's seo nothing hap
poncd that day, did thoro?"
"And thoro will bo no more troublo
this year becauso so many como togeth
er?" Quorlcd tho reporter,
"Thero is no moro reason to expect
it than that Jupiter has an effect on tho
I see that tho Times had a full state
ment of the approaching poriholin, and
It was right that within five years there
nro to bo moro than havo occurred lor n
Tho roportor, said that somebody had
stated that developments of astronomy
wern moro and moro demonstrating that
thero was after all, somo ground for
ancient astrology. Did, tho professor
"On the contrary, if anybody reads
the works of ancient astrology," said
ho, "they will seo what n mistake that
is. Tho astrologists claimed, not that
tho rolations of tho planets to each
other had any effect on tho destinies of
mon but thattho position of the planots
in tho sky that is, in tho canopy above
tho horizon has such effects. For in
stance, the ancients thought tho stars
in tho ascendant which means thoso
comingup from thoboiizon wero thoso
that would influence the careor of a
child born during their ascandanoy, but
that had nothing to do with perihelion
"Well, what about Jupiter's influenco
on sun-spots, which you epoko of a
"Why, it has boon said that scientists
admit that Jupiter effects tho sun's spots,
but tho truth is, scientists havo only
thought such a thing posslblo, becauso
Jupiter's period is ton years and ien
months, or about that of courso ono
can't carry all these things in one's head
and tho sun spots' period is ton yoarA
and ono month. But nlno months mikp
a groat deal of difference."
"What do you think ol tho Idea that
tho sun-spots effect tho weather?"
"I think thoy do not do so at all', (i
havo watched tho sun-spots through cold
and warm winters nnd through hot ailt
cool summers, and I could not seo ),int
thoy had any effect wlmtovcr upon.l'ono
"Glmmo a nlcklo to get a ldu'of
bread; I'm so thirsty il don't know what'
to do," said a Galveston tramp to u
loading citizen. "Can't you gel into
somo business of somo kind thtf t will
oav?' "It I had a littlo monetf to in
splro confidence I reckon I coulJjmtiV'i
a successful failure." I
A laugh raised at tho oxponso of a
well moaning person is highly iujudl
clous, and in ninny cases rarely forgot
ten. Tho ridlculling of anothor per
son's words nnd ideas is an oat unchar
liable i.nd hurtful praotico, ior when
long forgotten by tho spoakor, his re
marks ranklo in tho mind of tho vie
A Wisconsin girl's Innato modesty
causod her to ask a olork in a storo ior
a pairoi Hmblngs whon sho wanted leg
gings. Tho strugglo for tho enko now
lios betwoon hor and tho Missouri girl,
who tells strangors that during tho war.
tho onomy throw up bust works on hor
FOOD FOR H10UUHT.
Great nnd mighty is tho forco of ro-
Makd yourselves honey ndd tho flics
will. oat you.
Alast all music jars whon th'o soul Is
out of tunc
Far happier are they who always
know what they will do.
Tho host thine In tho world Is to bo
ablo to.llvo abovo tho world.
Everybody knows good counsol ex
cept him that hath need of it.
Llfo is a comedy to him who thinks
and a tragedy to him who feols.
Ho who can tako ndvico is somollmcs
superior to him who can givo It,
Dlvino vengoanco comes with feet
of lead, but strikes with a hand oi
All things aro admircd.olthcr becauso
thov nro now or becauso thoy are not
A man,whcn he rises In tho morning,
Httlo knows what ho may do beforo
Human llfo Is overywhero a stato In
which much is to bo endured and littlo
to bo enjoyed
A Httlo less monoy and n littlo moro
good character would improvo hosts of
Our best Intentions, oven when thoy
havo been most prudently lonaed, fall
often In tholr Issue.
it is not only arrogant but it is pro
fliento for n mnn to disregnrd tho
world's opinion of himself.
Ho who can contcrhplato his past and
not rccelvo many warnings from it
must havo had n rcmnrkably stupid ex
Absenco diminishes weak passions
nnd augments great ones; as the wind
cxtlnctilsbcs tapers, but increases a
Bad temper is its own scourge. Fow
tlilntrs aro bitterer than to fed bitter.
A man's venom poisons himself moro
than his victim
Tho pebbles in our palh weary us,
and mnko us toot soro much moro than
tho rocks, which require only a bold of
fort to surmount.
Tho best way to npologlzo is to do
such n kindness to tho offended one
that hoLwill forgot that you ever at
tempted to injuro him.
Bnd habits are tho thistles of the
heart, and every indulgonco of them is
n seed from which will como forth n
crop of rank weeds
It is better to bo tho builder of our
own namo than to bo indebted by de
scent for tho proudest gifts known to
tho books of horr.'.dry,
Wo are hanging up pictures overy
uay aoout mo cnamoer wans ot our
hearts that wo will have to look at when
wo sit in tho shadows
It is all very woll to road a history of
tho Reformation, but it would bo better
if you, would begin to mako a history of
your own reformation
An ill argument introduced with de-
feronco will procure more credit than
the profoundest science, with a rough,
insolont and noisy management,
It is, alter all, tho person who stakes
tho least that loses the most. In tho
affections this is wholly true. Ho who
risks nothing loses everything,
Socrates, said that there aro two sci
ences which every'man ought to learn
first, the science of speech, and sec
ond the moro difficult ono ot silence
Tho gold of tho sanctuary must bo
tried befora it. is accepted: and is
thrown into the firo, not becauso it is
oi no vaiuo out becauso it is so pre
It Is vory difficult to bo learned; It
seems as If people wero worn out on
tho way to groat thoughts, nnd can
nevor onioy them because thoy aro too
Llfo is so complicated a game that tho
devices of skill nro liable to bo defoated
at every turn by air-blown changes,
incalculable as the descent of thistle
A critic, in noticing a discourse on
Tho Sayings and doings of Groat
Men," remarks: "It Is too sad to ob
servo how much thoy said nnd how llt-
tlo thov did.
A desiro for knowlodgo is tho natural
fnnllnir nf mtl.'!n,l ami 1 , , nw,
boing.whoso mind is not debauched will
bo willing to glvo all that ho has to got
knowing,. v .)' b
It Is hard to porsonnto and act n part
long, for whoro truth Is not at tho bot
tom, naturo will always bo endeavoring
to return, and;will peep, out and botray
Wiso men inlnglo Innocent mirth with
thoir cares as a.help either to forgot qr
ovorcomo them, but to resort to intoxi
cation for tho oaso of one's mind Is to
cure melancholy withmadnoss.
We may, coraparo the soul to;a linen
cloth; It must bo first washed to tako off
Its native, hue and color, and to mako
it white; and afterward it must bo
over -and anon1 washed to preserve it
Tho secret of happlness.is iuand bv
htm who" has subordlnatodi tho soMlsh
elements to tho moral'and intellectual,
because ho roalizes that it is throucrh
solflshn'oss and' appetite a, man is most
vexed, harrassod, and thrown out of
Hid Von Know II"
Borne people suffor for years from weak kid-
nuya-uuu loroiq 'Doweis ana liver, if von
know such a person tell them that Kidney
Wort la certalu cure. It cm ppw be had la
either liquid form or as'a dry 'veitetahlo dow.
iler. The same effect either way, EvantcUl
"You aro a fraud, slrl When I bought.
this horo from you, you assured mo
that ho hadn't a fault. Why, sir; ho's
stono bllndl" Vender "I know ho is;
but I don't consider that a fault. I call
It n misfortune."
"Whon I was a young man," soys-
tho phllosophor Blllings,I was ahvnys.tn
a hurry to hold tho big ond of tho log-
and do all Iho lifting; now I am older, I
soizo hold of tho small end and do all
Lord Dufferln rolatos with great gusto-
that whon ho camo homo from India to-
got married ho found no carriago await
ing him at tho littlo Irish railway station.
and ho had to hire a common jaunting-
car, tiolng along ho asked tho driver
If thero was any nows. "Nothing,"'
said ho "oxcopt that pretty Kate Hamil
ton is going to mnrry that one-eyed:
Prisoner you a'o accused of having.
stolen tho complainant's pocket-book-Do
you plead guilty or not guilty."
"Guilty your honor." "What was the-
motlvo that impelled you to commit the
crlmo?" "I had a noto coming duo
next day and could not boar tho thought
of having my namo dishonored I"
A Pennsylvania paper now makes its
own woatlicr predictions: "TAG.
weAfier will 6c uP aNrf down aNd
rwW t-onD BtOkEN-BacKeU nNo-
mlXeD up jUsf Ltfco tIIIS PJi?agraph
DuBING tho neX( lew irotKs. Mr.
VoNwor wt7l pi,enSo cXcksc bUn prE
"Why Is it," inquired tho victim of a.
dentist, tho other dny, between tho In
tervals of oxcruclntlng borings nnd
blood-chilling filings, "thnt mon of
your profession seem to dolight in in
flicting as much pain uponthclrsubjects'-
as possible?" "Oh," replied tho dentist
shoving a speculum half-way down his'
patient's throat, "wo llko to havo them
think thoy aro getting tholr xaonoy's.
A Minnesota Kernel I An Illinois pa
per says that a rocent Minnesota farmer
f courso a gentleman not at all given.
to exaggeration on being asked by a
correspondent if tho wheat on his farm.'
was nlco and plump replied, "Wollr
thoro aro sovontcon in our family, in
cluding scrvnnts, nnd whon we wnnf.
bread, wu just go out and fetch a kcrnoli
of wheat and bako it."
Jacob Marshall, Strcot Commissioner
of San Antonio, Texas, has "solved the
problem of getting two revolutlons-
from a slnglo stroko of tho piston."
Wo infer that ho has bcon standing be
hind some mulo. If that is tho caso, ho
could havo got in six revolutions from a.
slnglo stroko, as woll as two, wo should:
think; but probably two was all ho had
any use tor.
"Deacon," said tho widow, as she
heaved n long-drawn sigh nnd softly
raised two toar-bejowoled eyes to his.
"don't you sometimes havo a yearning:
tor tho swcot companionship of a klrr-
d.-;ed soul to sharo tho joys and sorrows
that walk, twin-like, with us throurh.
all tho varied scenes of life?" "Woll,
widow," sighed tho old deacon in roply,
"l'vo kinder had a yearning all tho ovo-
nln', but thought maybo it was therm
cold beans I eat for supper."
A gentleman who was sending awav
his butler for no exemplary conduct,
but who, llko most masters, was willing
to mako tho most of him when ho was
going to plaguo somebody else, mado
this parting speech: "I havo said you
were honest, John, with a good con
science, but I havo stretched a point in
saying you aro sobor." "Sure, your
honor," 'inquired tho butler, "could
you not stretch another point, then, and.
say I am frequently sober."
Sho was talking on tho oars and she-
said : "Tho meanest people aro thoso
who peep out of tho windows to soe
what their neighbors are doing. Now.
this morning I was looking through tho
Diinas oi my window, and what do you
supposo I saw that moan Mrs. Jones
doing ? Why, sho was pooping through
her blinds to seo If I saw her tho moan
"Yes," said tho principal of I tho
ySung ladics's boarding-school to the
applicant for tho position of French
teacher, "your knowledgo of Froc h i
good. But you won't do. Your namo
should bo Algernon St. Lawrenco. It
Is Dan Jones. You should bo hand
some. You aro not. What wo wnnt.ia
? ral rUab(! ?.?B hr' Who oan
,7 ' .,, T T A , 01 tUo
girls, wlthotit tho othors knowing It.
unu iaiK oi eiopcment, without any in
tontion of ono. That keens tho rrirla
contontcd, und thoy don't go to flirting-
wuu uny ouismors, wiio might load
them into somo serious lovo affair
Catch tho idea?"
They had a ploasant littlo entertain-
ment at an up-town houso tho other
ovenlng, in tho courso o.( whlch'Mr. K.
gavo aiv oxtilbltlon of heleht.of.hand.
,Ono,of tho guests lean over to Mrs.
rouiiier tiwIsporpu "Mr. K. is
quite aglftdu-prestldlgifato'fir "No
answered tho old lady gravely, "I think
you aro mistaken. I havo it from good
authority that he and all his lolks are
Old School Presbvterlans."
"Mm. Tnnnnnriv ai,i si. m
olhor morning at breakfast:-. ir"n
. -vj. ju. uTouiHHug trrangio I'll
go to tho lunatic asylum."
"Ob(,you will, will you?" ronlied Mrs.
"Yes, I will, and that gladly.'
"But you won't nil the samo."
"Why won't I?"
"Yes, I say why?"
"Well, booauso thoy won't tako in
curables, that's why I"