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THE AKGUS. FBIDAX. FEBKUAKY 10, 18H3.
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nd name attached far pablieaOom. Ma eacb
rMeiee will be printed crrer lotiUona slgnatnrea.
iMynmi eomaiaaicatioaa not noticed.
Oxrespendeaee solicited from exery township
la Bock Ulaad coanur .
Fkidat, Febrtjabt 10. 1883.
Bixtt thousand telephone! are la daily
me in London.
The aanual battle is raging between
Philadelphia and Baltimore, touching
tbe beat way of cooking terrapin.
Lonpoh dudes are all torn up over
the latest thing in headgear. Tee chap
pies are at their wits1 end as to what it
Thx republican Chicago Evening
Journal says: "It Senator Cullom looks
like Abraham Lincoln his acts belie his
JusciB William V. Allkh. the new
senator-elect from Nebraska, was ori
ginally a democrat, and still holds to
many of the essential doctrines of demo
cracy. From surft.ee indications the institu
tion ot further proceedings against ex
state officials of republican proclivities
only awaits the return of Governor Alt
geld to the state capital, from his health
seeking visit to the south. Reform is
the watchword at Springfield these
f pbengfikld Register: The democrats
ot the country districts of this state want
a fair show in the congressional appor
iionment. Ten counties in southern Illi
nois in one congressional district, and
seven congressional districts in the one
count) of Cook, is assuming that popula
tion is everything, and a little more, in
making up a district. This is not so by
s good deal, as the State Register has
said before the extent of territory, di
versified interests of the people and other
natters should be taken into consider
ation in making the apportionment.
Six congressmen can attend to the in
terests t tne thickly settled county
Cook much easier than 10 can look sfit
the other hundred counties, giving eac
an average of six counties. There i
something to do in representing a con
stitnency at Washington besides vetio:
and making speeches. The dep&rlme.
work of a congressman fcr h s constiiu
ents is no small matter, and there at
two calls for this kind of work upon
country member to where there is on
upon a city member. L"t the countr
districts have a fair show in tbe arp
tionment Congested population is not
Eating Before Retiring BeneflciaL
There has been quite a revolution of late
years In many countries in regard to the
connection between eating and sleeping,
and It ia stated that a radical change is
likely to take place before long In the
practioe of a great many families in En
land. The popular Idea is that eating at
night Is highly Injurious to tne constitu
tion. It is now recognized that nature con
tradicts this notion. Provided a man is
hungry and his stomach is in proper con
dition, the practice ia not only harmless,
bat rather beneficial. To go to bed on an
empty stomach is apt to drive sleep away
Three or four hours before bedtime a sub
stantial dinner or supper should be eaten,
and on going to bed some simple food
should ba taken every night by those who
have an tnclln&Uoa for it, and especially by
delicate persons or invalids. . Persons in
variably feel drowsy after a heavy meal,
and, on the other hand, wakefulness Is often
merely an indication of hunger.- The di
gestive organs having finished with it the
blood flows once more to the head, bringing
with it consciousness. The prevalent no
tion seems to be that the digestive organs
rest simultaneously with the brain. Physi
ology does not support this proposition.
Innumerable cases con unfortunately al
ways be found of men, women and children
complaining of sleeplessness, solely occa
sioned by hunger, the satisiyinz of which
would be iinmediaU-.ly followed by sleep.
When Women Were Captured.
In Deuteronomy xx, 14, women are classed
as spoils, and in Deuteronomy xxi, 11, 14,
are the regulations to be observed in taking
to wife a woman captured in war. In the
song of praise attributed to Deborah and
Barak, when exulting over the defeat and
death of Sisera, we find (Judges v, 80):
"Have they not speed? Have they not di
vided the prey to every man a damsel or
These are all cases of capture de facto,
and they show conclusively that the Israel
ites captured women and took them to wife.
That it was also a common practice among
the neighboring nations we infer from I
Samuel xxx. 5, where David's two wives
are carried off by a raiding party of Ama-
lekites. Colonel A. B. Ellis in Popular
Tbe Atmosphere In tbe City of Cbarobea.
Many people fancy that some parts of
Brooklyn are more salubrious than others.
and this without regard to such local con
ditions as contiguity to canals, sewers or
factories. One lady, who had been some
what of an invalid for years, declared that
ahe was almost cured of asthma by moving
from a house near Fort Greene park to a
house on the park slope, not more than two
miles awav nnd hardly tirty reet nigner.
J'l.ith nicy !w had something to do witb
at. Ne' V:I. .3.
AN OLD LOVE LETTER.
The flying years, the f ilent years,
Swept o'er this safe ? hidden page.
Till time, that deep sunk mystery clears.
Gives me the datele j heritage.
Where beat the heart, -vhere burned the brain
That all this pain and paysion felt?
On leaves defaced by laold and stain
The secret of a life b- spelt.
Why rashly lift, why rudely rend
The softening veil that death and time.
Conspiring life with ai t to blend.
Have hung between uer soul and mine?
Enough to know, enoot:h to feel
That one immortal bliss endures;
The love these ardent words reveal
May haply mirror m ne or yours.
Margaret Crosby in Scribner'a.
An America a Abroad.
There was aa Arueriiwn In the railway
carriage to Liverpool. This gentleman In
terested me greatly. He was dark and
dressed with elaborats care, and kept on
producing instrument i of a remarkable
character from his pockets. He was a man
who was thoroughly equipped for all the
contingencies of everyc ay life. A blue bot
tle got into the carriag i and he produced a
fly paper, on which it jromptly settled and
died. He wanted to smoke, and he took
out a pipe with seventeen distinct and sep
arate patents in it. He filled it from a
pouch which was absolutely remarkable
for its ingenuity.
He put the tobacco in with a patent
spoon, he rammed it down with a metal
stopper, then he put a skewer, which he
wore attached to a silver chain, up the stem,
then he stabbed the tobacco with a stiletto
to make the pipe draw more easily, and
then he kindled a light by means of an
elaborate arrangement in six comDart-
menta, which took aboi.t fifteen minutes to
After that he hung his hat ud bv a natent
hat suspender, put on his gloves with a
button hook, squirted himself all over with
scent spray, cut his newspaper with a
paper cutter that was also a railway key
and a bootjack, and wrapped himself in a
patent rug, which b-r pulling various
strings could be made into an overcoat, a
macintosh, a bed quilt, a life belt, a table
cloth and a shroud. Finally he went to
sleep, after setting a pocket alarm to wake
him up in an hour ar d putting a patent
catch on his watch chsin incase either of
us should be taken suddenly with klepto-
ujaiua. uwic n. cuini in xveieree.
Cruel Treatment. ,
In a parlor car on an eastern train sat a
richly dressed young Toman tenderly hold
ing a very small poodK "Madam," said
the conductor as he p inched her ticket,
'"I am very sorry, but you can't have your
doginthiscar. It's aga nst the rules." "1
shall hold him in my lai all the wav " she
replied, "and he will disturb no one."
I hat makes no difference," said the con
ductor, "I couldn't allow my own dog here.
uogs must ride in the baggage car. I'll
fasten him all right f r you" "Don't
you touch my dog, sir." said the young
woman excitedly; "I will trust him to no
one!" And with ind gnant tread she
marched to the baggage car, tied her dog
ana return ea. .
About fifty miles far;her on. when the
conductor came along again, , she aRked
him, "Will you tell n e if my dog is all
right?" "I am very sorry," said the con
ductor no'.in-ly, "but jou tied him to a
trupk, hii1 he was throv noiT with it at the
.!::. "- Sr.n Frat cisco Argonaut.
Tltt: . : , a ot the irraaaia.
v . ! - :i t he t'i -cassia went ashore
Mi'j'i.'-niwua-iii 1 "lit; Island near
;:t f fiie r niiiining members
Siiiiiuccc'i; ; l ii.-o f Indians.
kin tv.inp.iny of this city went to
the rescue wS.'.i iu:;s nd lighten. The
superintendent hired till the ablehodied In
dians of the village to aid in getting the
cargo in the lighters. A sudden gale threw
the stranded ship onto a reef, where she
went to pitves, and a 1 on board were
drowned. This disaster had the effect of
almost wiping the Shinnecock tribe out of
existence. New York E veiling Sun.
There is a large trade n alligators' teeth
in the south, for they are treasured as me
mentos by tourists. In Jacksonville one
may have them mounted with aluminium,
gold or silver as vinaigrettes, and they are
sometimes prettily marl ed and tinted. A
good many boars' teeth are sold for those
of alligators, but the difference between
them is decided, those of the boar curving
into a quarter circle, while those of the al
ligator are rounder and nearly straight.
New York Sun.
Salvage for Injui-ed Sailors.
It is usual, when one of a party of salvors
receives an injury in thacourseof the work,
to give the one injured iji extra compensa
tion. In the case of the disabled steamship
Australian, taken in tow by the Cunarder
Catalonia, 870 miles we t of Queeustown,
the second officer had his ankle dislocated.
and received (250 in addition to his share of
the salvage, which was altogether $20,000.
New York Evening Sun.
Oatmeal aa a Food.
Oatmeal is supposed to be hygienically
impeccable, but it demands a tolerably
vigorous and rapid diger tion to dispose of
it. Dr. Benjamin Richarison gives numer
ous examples of heartb irn caused by an
oatmeal diet which notliing could relieve
until that article was bt.nished, and which
returned immediately if the use of it was
resumed. Sanitary Era,
A Noted Suicide.
Sir Samuel Romilly, h man of brilliant
genius, by whose efforts tbe criminal laws
of England were remodi led a man loved
for his sweet nature and upright manliness
while overcome by grief at the death of
his wife, with his own hand sought rest be
yond. Popular Science Monthly.
Cowiier'a bouse at W -ton Underwood,
England, is much as it as during his resi
dence there. The touchi ig lilies in his own
handwriting upon the shutters of his bed
room, wi t tu n on the morning of the day
he left it to spend the re nainder of his life
in Norfolk, are still legible.
The late SirJW. Gull v as wont to declare
that the sarcasm of "".Vho shall decide
where doctors disagree! " was aimed at
D. D.'b and not at doctorof medicine, who,
he maintained with unh oved countenance.
were always agreed.
Under the leaves, amit. the grass, lazily
the day shall pass. v t not be wasted.
From my drowsy ease I lmrrow health and
strength to bear my boat through the great
lue ocean. Aiackay.
In the great warehottsis of Manaos and
Para you may see enomi. .us masses of dried
caoutchouc sap, resent hi ng cheeses, await
Richnrd Payne Kniht, the poet, Greek
scholar, r.;i r.ntinuary. was a victim of
melaixr -' . u id finally destroyed biaifwlf
Tba TJlustratioa of "Pickwick."
- The history of the "Pickwick Papers,"
the change in the original design, the tragio
death of Seymour, the hasty appointment
and dismissal of Buss, have been graphical
ly described by Forster in his life of Erlck
ena The work which had started depend
ent for the most part on illustration, and
had gained success on its letter press, was
now in a perilous Btate. Its originator dead
by his own hand and his successor declared
Incapable, the need of an illustrator was
soon noised abroad among the artistic fra
ternity, and two competitors sent in their
designs, Uablot Browne and William Make
peace Thackeray. Thackeray, as we know
from his own lips, had at this time the in
tention of becoming an artist. With a few
sketches he called upon Dickens, who told
him that the choice had fallen upon
Browne. Leaving Furnival's inn, Thack
eray made his way to Newman street to ac
quaint his rival with his success and to of
fer him the earliest congratulations.
Together these young men immediately
repaired to a neighboring public house,
where a banquet, consisting of sausages
and bottled stout, was held for the better
satisfying of their appetites and to do
greater honor to the occasion. The feast
finished, the good wishes pledged and
Thackeray gone, Browne starred off to
communicate the news and to get the as
sistance of his quondam fellow apprentice,
Robert Young, who was then boarding in
Chester place. Bidding him bring his
latchkey, Browne hurried him back to
Newman street, and throughout that night
the two worked upon the plates, Brown
etching while Young bit them in. By morn
ing the first was finished, and in Sam Wel
ler a creation was given to the world, a new
character had entered what may be called
the realm of historic fiction. Arthur All
chin in Century.
The Old Violin Maker.
The great violin makers all lived within
the compass of 150 years. They chose their
wood from a few great timbers felled in the
South Tyrol and floated .down in rafts
pine and maple, sycamore, pear and ash.
They examined these to find streaks and
veins and freckles, valuable superficially
when brought out by varnishing.
They learned to tell the dynasty of the
pieces of wood by touching them. They
weighed them, they struck them and lis
tened to judge how fast or how slow or how
resonantly they would vibrate in answer to
strings. Some portions of the wood must
be porous and soft, some close of fiber. Just
the right beam was hard to find. When
found it can be traced all through the vio
lins of some great master, and after his
death in those of his pupils.
The piece of wood was taken home and
seasoned, dried in the hot Brescia and Cre
mona sun. The house of Stradivarius, the
great master of all, is described as having
been as hot as an oven. The wood was
there soaked through and through with
sunshine. In this great heat the oils
thinned and simmered slowly and pene
trated far into the wood until tbe varnish
became a part of the wood itself.
The old violin makers used to save every
bit of the wood when they found what they
liked, to mend and patch and inlay with
it. So vibrant and so resonant is the wood
of good old violins that they murmur and
echo and sing in answer to any sound
where a number of them hang together on
the wall, as if rehearsing the old music that
they once knew. Detroit Free Press.
Persuasive Towers of Dorothea I)lx.
Dorothea Dix's powers of persuasion were
marvelous. Having obtained an appro
priation from congress for a hospital at
oslungton for the insane of the army and
navy, a desirable site for the building was
discovered, a homestead owned bv a Mr.
Blagden, who refused to sell it, the estate
being greatly prized by bis wife and daugh
ters and valued at $10,000, while the ap
propriation for a site allowed only r-Jo.OOO.
Her friend, Ir. Nichols, having exhausted
his eloquence unavuilingly upon the owner.
said: "There is nothing more to be done.
We shall have to give the matter up, and
it is the finest site for a hospital in the
world." Miss Dix replied in her usual quiet j
tone, e must try what can be done."
She procured an interview with the owner
of the place, and so movingly represented
to him the good that could be accomplished
for hundreds of sufferers if he would sur
render his home that he was persuaded to
yield it, to his considerable personal loss,
for the sum specified by the bill. None the
lens the parting with it cost him a fearful
wrench, for when Dr. Nichols called next
day with tha requisite papers to sign the
good man was walking the room to and
fro, weeping and wringing his hands in a
half hysteric condition. "I don't want to
part with it," he retreated. "It is dear to
me and dear to my family, but I" won't
break my word to Miss Dix; I won't break
my word I I told her she should have it,
and she shall have it." New York Tribune.
Wool for a Bridge Foundation.
When the national pike bridge west of
Richmond was in process of construction
the workmen at the west side of White
water river duf down to find a solid foun
dation. They struck a jrreat and seemingly
bottomless bed of quicksand. Vainly they
labored to find a safe resting place for the
Finally the civil engineer and the con
tractor struck on a novel expedient to over
come the difficulty. They sent men all
through the country to buy wool. They
purchased nearly all of that commodity in
this and adjacent counties, and the primi
tive woolen mills were compelled to pay
high prices in order to procure anything to
work on. This wool, unwashed, burrs and
all, was delivered here on wagons of ull
sorts. It came piled high on lieds con
struct ed for the purpose, and all was tum
bled into the hole intended for the foun
dation. As pressure was applied it s:vi;k
some distance into the saud, but finally it
would sink no farther.
At lust, cn this wooly foundation, the
rocks were laid, and today the western
abutment of the old national bndite rec.tit
on a Led of compressed wool. Indianapoli
Queer L4Kkii3 Worma.
New Zealand, Australia, the Samoan and
the Solomon islands, as well as portions of
the uawauan group, are the homes cf va
rious species of worms with thick, heavy
bodies, and with a well denned neck con
necting the body with a head that is a star
tling reminder of that of the monkey. In
the Sandwich Islands they are called "me-
ta-iu-Ki, - wuicn means "creeper with a
child's head." An old New Zealand legend
says that at one time they were of immense
proportions and threatened the extinction
of all human life on the Lsland. St. Louis
Animal Life la High Altitude a.
Mules stand the climate of high altitudes
better then homes, but require tome weeks
for acclimatization, and if urged to undue
exertion at great altitudes they are liable
todrufcdead suddenly. It may be remarked
that tbe region of perpetual snow In the
mountain district of Para begins at about
16,000 fee. Mr cteunth Century.
A Soldier's Story.
"Given np to Die" ty the Doctors.
He Thanks Cod for Sagwa and
Prays for its Success.
Leavenworth, Kak., Aug. 15.
I deem It my duty to tender this my
testimonial as an offer of gratitude for
what "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa"
has done for me. I came out ot the
army in the fall ot '65, broken down by
chronio dyspepsia in its worst form,
and was also suffering enlargement of
the heart. I consulted the best physi
cians, and visited institutions in the
East, and one and all told me the same
thing I never could get well. ,
By suggestion ot an old comrade I
took "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
and thank God for it. Bagwa has
changed my life from misery and pain
to one ot health and gladness, and I can
now eat anything without distress. My
heart is all right and my friends are
The physician who knew of my case
and heard of my cure said that a medi
cine that is capable of making such a
cure, he not only endorses but cheerfully
recommends to anyone.
If this testimonial comes under the
notice of any soldier who is suffering,
let him take the word ot an old com- -rade
buy a bottle of Indian Sagwa at
once, and nray God prosper you with
the success ot this remedy is the grate
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