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Rhode Island and Connecticut, having
lived two or three centuries with an indeterminate
boundary line, have now fallen
into dispute over the matter, and a
commission has been appointed to settle
tt. The whole boundary in question is
under the waters of the Sound, and oysiermen
are the only ones urgent about
The most extensive tunnel and rivci
mining enterprise carricd on in California
for many years, is that of the Big
Bend Tunnel Co., in Butte county, by
which some 14 miles of the bed of Feather
river will be drained so that gold mining
operations may go on. To make the bed
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to run a tunnel 12,000 feet long, which
would carry the water of tho river at its
The American hen is not doing her
duty. There are 1G,000,000 dozens of
foreign hen's eggs brought into this
country every year free of duty. The
American hens must scratch around, says
a New England paper, if they are to
avoid the reproach of allowing the egg
Industry to be crushed by the competition
of the cheap pauper fowls of the
effete monarchies of the Old "World.
With incubators to help them the American
hens ought to make a better record.
The Signal Service Bureau has adopted
ft new plan in the compilation and publication
of its weather predictions. Instead
of announcing what the weather
is likely to be in the various geographical
division of the country, tis the Now
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Ciii^ianu otaics, tne ooum Aiiantuc
States, etc., the predictions will hereafter
be made for each State, grouping
together, from day to dny, sacli States as
are likely to have the samo weather.
Whenever necessary, predictions will bo
made for different portions of the 6aine
The law recently enacted in Iowa not
only requires that every package of buttcrine
or cascine shall bear, in letters, an
inch and a half long, an emphatic statement
that it is an imitation article, but
it requires all hotel keepers and restaurant
and boarding house keepers to put a
placard on every plate of imitation butter
or chcese that is brought on tho table,
stating that is not the genuine article.
In some unaccountable way the authors
of the bill have omitted to require that
all eaters of butterine or caseine should
be branded or labelled. That provision
would make it perfect.
The farms of America equal the entire
territory of the United Kingdom, France,
Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary
and Portugal. The corn fields equal the
extent of England, Scotland and Belgium;
while the grain fields generally
would overlap Spain. Tho cotton fields
cover an area larger than Holland and
twice as large as Belgium. The rice
fields, sugar and tobacco plantations
would also form kingdoms of no insignificant
size, and such ia the stage of advancement
reached by American agrU
culturists that it is estimated that one
farmer like Mr. Dairymple of Dakota,
with a field of wheat covering a hundred
square miles, can raise as much grain
with 400 farm servants as 6,000 peasant
proprietors in France.
Here is a description of what they do
with their prisoners in the Canton of
Neuchatel, Switzerland. A good handicraft
is taught to every prisoner, and all
who are well behaved are, after a period,
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j^iavv>u nitu a luiiobt'l ui IUU IIUUC WlllUli
they have severally learned, under the
oversight of the police and of a member
of a voluntary committee. This committee
is composed of 1400 active members,
out of a total population of 102,000. The
prisoner, when provisionally liberated,
has to present himself every week to his
patrol?)^ who receives the reports of his
master and e>t tse police. The patron
Bends an abstract of these reports to the
governor of the prison, and in this way,
if his conduct remains good, the man's
liberty is gradually restored, and he regains
his position in society?with the
additional advantages of experience of
discipline and knowledge of a trade. M.
de Laveleye, in describing this system,
says that a Swiss Canton is in some
things a century in advance of the rest
of the world.
A small volume of statistics showing
the work done by the post offices of the
world has been published at Florence,
Italy. From this it appears that in 1883,
ths latest year for which complete reA.
turns are uvuuuuie, mere were in Jtiurope
65,500 receiving offices, 41,500 telegraph
offices, and 225,000 letter boxes. The
total number of persons employod by the
various post offices was 350,000; and in
twelve months there wero transmitted
8,083,000,000 letters, 540.000,000 post
cards, 1,040,000,000 books and parcels,
1,672,000,000 newspapers, and 117,000,000
telegrams; the gross weight of the
matter sent through the post being estimated
at about $00,000 tons. The lowest
charge for the/ conveyance of any lettci
or post card Was one centime; the high'
est was ?5. The total receipts of th<
various offices amount to ?38,150,000,
and their expenditure to ?31,050,000.
To apprehend the import of these figure*
it should be remembered that' less than
half a century ago, the number of pack
aged that passed through the post office!
; , of the world was under 300,000,000.
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~What Shall I Dai
"What shall I do lest life iu silence pass!"
And if it do,
And never prompt the way of noisy brass.
What need'st thou rue?
Remember aye the ocean deeps ore mute:
The shallow's roar;
Worth is tlio ocean?fame the bruit
Along the shox-e.
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?? uui> buun x nu mj lh3 iorevor Kiiowni"
Thy duty ever.
"But this full many did who sleep unknown."
Never, no, never.
Think'st thou porchance that they remain
Whom thou know'at not?
By higher trumps o? heaven their praiso is
Divine their lot.
"What shall I do to gain eternal lifef*
The simple dues with which each day is rifo,
Yea, with thy might.
Ere perfect scheme of action thou devise
Will life bo fled,
Whilo ho who ever acts as conscience cries
Shall live, though dead.
"Marry you? Why, no, Vane, of
course I won't 1 You must have taken
leave of your senses, I always told you
I intended to wed a man with blue eyes
and golden hair, and yours are dark.
Besides, you arc twenty-seven and a
medical student, two things I never could
tolerate in the man I honor with my
heart and hand." And lovely little Lot.
tic Rexdal laughed a very wicked little
laugh as she pushed the end of her red
silk parasol into tho soft soil under an
old apple tree, at the same time glancing
saucily up at licr companion, a scholarly
"Why do you ask me? she resumed.
"Because I wanted to be made fun of,
to be ridiculed by the little girl I love,"
replied Yane Winton, smiling sadly at
the pert young lady perched on the back
of a rustic garden-seat, her brown frizzes
falling roguishly into her dancing brown
"Now that doesn't sound a bit like our
own grave Vane, who studies medicine
and cultivates an ice cream complexion."
"An ice cream complexion?" asked
I Vane "Winton, a little mystified.
i "Yes; that's Lottie Rexdal's term for
I students' complexions. You book-worms
study away until your faces take on the
hue of that sweet compound," answered
the roguish girl.
"If you would only bo grave for a
while I might talk to you," said Vane.
"Yes; you know I'm such a rogue that
I should put you to the blush a thousand
times a day," chimed in Lottie.
"I am,willing to run the risk."
4'All! but I shall not agree to any such
sacrifice. Marry some steady, sensible
girl. Alice May will be here in one hour.
Be polite, and captivate her. Miss May
is bo highly cultured and grave that she
will surely not be less than sublime in
your eyes. I'll tell you "
But Yane did not stay to hear moreHe
walked off, leaving gay Lottie Rexdal
Lottie was the ward of Yane "Winton's
kind father. She had been orphaned at
a very early age. A maiden aunt had
then adopted her. When Lottie was but
ten, and her education not half completed,
her kind reiative died. But before
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imii suu^jiu* jjunc ior mr. winton, ner
girlhood's lover, and made him promise
to receive the little orphan girl. The
kind man consented; and so Lottie became
an inmate of Vane Winton*s home.
Vane was the only child of wealthy
parents, and at the time when Lottie
came to his father's house he was away
on the Continent.
When he returned three years afterwards
he found his "ward-sister, "as he
had called her in his letters, away at
some school for girls. So it happened
that Vane and Lottie had never met until
six months before. Vane was a fine
scholar, but he had never studied any
profession. Now, at the age of twentyseven,
realizing perhaps that "it is never
too late to mend," he was fitting himself
for the ministry.
Vane was trying to study at his home
that summer. Sometimes he found it
impossible to do so amid the tempest
aroused by mischievous Lottie Rexdal.
She threw open the unused piano, and
made the house ring with her clear, belllike
notes. She filled the library with
J flowers, tossed up Vane's books, and even
scribbled on them. She rode every horse
on the place, romped with Prince, the
great snaggy aog, tore her dresses, went
bare-headed, and turned the wide hall
into a skating rink.
She was utterly spoiled by both Mr.
and Mrs. Winton. At first Vane had
been shocked. But the more he studied
her original character, the more he become
reconciled to it. Tolerance gave
place to admiration, and that, in due
time, to love. He had always felt a
vague longing to discover a woman in
whose character he hoped to find originality
and freedom from affection. If he
could only teach Lottie to love him,
what a splendid woman she might become!
i He would wait patiently nnd hopefully,
he reasoned, as he walked away. Taking
a volume from his pocket, he sat
down on a bench under an elm, and bej
gau to pereuo it. Soon a merry laugh
| caused him to look up, and he saw Lottie
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I riding down the lano <yi l&r inilk-^?hita
Floss. Very bright and ^piquant sho
rooked iu her riding habit as sho drew j si
lein beside him. H
"Sir Owl, I'm on my way to meet j w
Miss Alicc now; and while I'm gone I g'
hall expect you to comb your hair, part, hi
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ii; in buu ijiiimii;, jmi uu u cican couar, ;
pin a flower in your buttonhole, and act ,
very ojsthetic and dude-like." And | o;
with a merry laugh, she rode away. in
For weeks after Alice May's arrival the
house was filled with company. Vane ^
devoted himself almost entirely to her, ni
leaving Lottie to amuse herself. At tho rc
frequent picnics Alice shone as the chief
star of the occasion. She might be gone ^
all day, but returned with her elegant hi
costumes as perfect as when she started*
while Lottie would lose her parasol and ra
fan, and tear great holes in her dresses, "
and came home with her faco and hands P*
as black as a gypsy's.
When Vane and Alice went riding,
Lottie would show oft Floss aud jump a'
hedges, thus provoking earnest rcmons- w
trance from Vane. Then the brown- 01
eyed witch rode faster than ever, send- *1
ing back gay peals of laughter to the dig- e(
nificd couple whom she left to bring up ^
Of late Vane thought he detected a tl
certain recklessness in Lottie's freaks, i*1
When going up the mountain, where it sl
was so steep that he dismounted to lead *s
Alice's horse, she galloped on, putting K
whip to Floss, who rushed up tho rocky S1
ascent, tearing up pebble and turf, over *1
wide chasms, and along narrow ledger P1
where a single misetep would have hurled u
pony and girl down to instant destruc- 1 111
Yane trembled; but to hide bis fears, S1
he gave Alice his full attention. **
One day he went into the library, and ci
found Lottie seated on the window-sill, vr
She was unusually quiet. She had been hi
watching Alice, who, with book in hand,' tl
was promenading on the lawn below, sc
under the shady trees. ti
"She is very beautiful," said Yane, sr
looking towards the graceful figure. 'SI a'
wonder if she would marry mc?" ol
"Vane Winton, haven't you asked her
"Not yet. Perhaps I shall to-day.
Do vou think I had better do so?"
"Most certainly." And she ran off ^
singing merrily. a
In a short time sho was tearing down
the road on Floss at breakneck speed.
After she had gone, Vane went out to ^
"What ails Lottie?" that lady in- g,
"Lottie? I do not understand." f(
"As she passed me just a few momenta rj
ago to mount her pony, I spoke to her, ^
'Let me g<r, Alico May!' she snapped,
and I noticed tears in her eyes. And fc
then sho rode off so rccklcssly that I am ^
fearful she will put Floss in a bad torn- a,
Alice Bpoke lightly, but Vane's face i0
paled as he walked back to the house, ^
and waited anxiously for Lottie's return. Q1
Presently lie caught sight of Floss be- j,,
ing led slowly back by a strange man. )e
Then followed a carriage with two men.
one of whom held a girlish figure in hia ^
arms. I tj
"It took place down on the river ! ^
road," explained one of the men to Vane n,
"The girl was riding like the wind jr
when all at once the pony made a plunge, a
and the girl landed among the rocks." tr
Mr. and Mrs. "NVinton dame hurrying g,
out, and the greatest excitement pro- n,
vailed. They took Lottie into the house,
where it was ascertained that one arm n,
was broken, and several ugly cuts and aj
bruises had been received. e,
When Lottie opened her eyes. Vane
was at her side. fc
"Go away!" she cried. ?"*
"Never, darling, for I love you I" " aj
"How can you love me and marry ^
Alice?" she pouted. U!
"I am not going to marry Alice." bi
"Why, Lottie, can it be that you are &
jealous?" said Alice, taking her hand. ai
"Vane and I do not want each other." G]
"I was very jealous," confessed Lottie, U!
"but please don't go away." And he h
did not. "When you spoke of marrying
Alice, I did not care what hap? a<
pencd to me." g,
"But you refused me." ? jg
"I know it, but only to tease you."
Just as soon as Lottie recovered there
I was a quiet wedding, and Alice wai
What lie Wanted. v,
<JI went," he said, as he helped himself
to a light lunch of cheese: "a quart j(
of Medford rum for bathing purposes,
half-a-pound of sugar, and four lemons."
"You know what I told you, Mr.
Slugg," said the grocer.
' I recall the insult perfectly, Mr. U
So per; but this time I want to paj tl
He got his goods, and was walking s<
toward the door with them, when the w
grocer said: C
"Here you, Slugg, I thought yon
wanted to pay cash?"
"So l do," rejoined the other: "but,
unfortunately, I can't."?Puck. a
The practico of cheap publishing i|
France is about to reach its lowest level *
in the issue of a series of now origins,
novels by well-known writers, printed 11 n
demy 8vo on fair paper with st|ikin|
coven, at a penny apiece. (
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A King's Dally Life.
Leopold II., of Belgium, is tall and
euder, with strikingly elegant manners,
e wears a long beard, and his hair,
hich is closely cut, is beginning to turn
ray. In spite of his delicate appearance
is health is extremely good. Indefati*bly
activc, he is a better walker than
ly of the olliccrs accompanying him and
itstrips all his secretaries who assist him
i iiis work-room.
Leopold's day's work at Castle Lackcn,
liieli lie has converted into one of tlic
ost magnificent royal residences in Eu>pe,
begins at 0 o'clock. At 7 he breakists
heartily and scans the daily papers,
fhilc reading the papers the King gives
is orders for the day to his adjutant ahd j
>oks over the bill of fare, which is a
ithcr sumptuous one, consisting of some <
lirty courses. Time permitting, Leo- ]
aid then takes a long walk in the park, <
;ter which he settles down to work in (
is study. Every day the King, who is j
ways in uniform, goes to Brussels, t
here he gives audiences at his residence i
r the adjoining gardens. Access into 1
le King's presence being easily obtain- ]
J, these audiences arc very numerous, j
7ork is again resumed for some hours, j
id then after a dinner with his family i
le rest of the evening is spent in read- 1
ig newspapers and new books. Neither |
K>rt, nor music, nor wine, nor smoking (
i favored or ever indulged in by the i
ing. At present he has developed a |
)ccial t:iste for building and plantation, y
le results of which are several large I (
Llblifi lmi'ks in fliAFnrnnt rrnrto nf Unlni- I -
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m und several country scats which are (
larvels of architecture. Leopold speaks ]
erman, English and Flemish with j
reat fluency, and is of a very equal \
smperament, although the only great \
isis in which his powers were tested ,
as the recent Congo question, in which (
c showed great diplomatic talent. On \
ic fiftieth celebration of his birthday ]
ime time ago, on receiving an invita- '
on to the festivities at Brussels he \
nilingly said: "What! fifty years? I j
n becoming quite an old inhabitant ?
r Brussels."?iVcfo York World, }
cvnda's Stone Troughs and Iudlan
What are called the "stone troughs1'
c found in coming up the Truckce
,ivcr, Nevada, from the lakes and are
natural formation of a sort of lime
one. The}* are often seen ten feet long,
>ur or five feet wide, and several inches
cep, with the sides two or three inches
i thickness, according to size?the
nail ones thinnest. TIipv nro shnn^rl
kc the sheet iron pans used in stoves ,
>r baking bread, are quite liard, and
ng like a piece of pottery when struck.
.11 arc found filled with sand.
Down about the lake in the valley are (
>und many stone troughs of a different
ind. Thesa arc undoubtedly artificial,
id were made by the Indians to be used
t grinding grass seeds. Some of these
ok as if they had been in use for hunreds
of years. A few of the smaller .
ics arc portable, but the majority have
een formed in huge fragments or solid
dges of porphyry or granite, just as
ic Digger Indians of California make ,
lortars in granite reefs in which to pound ,
icir acorns. Here, however, the seeds <
c ground into flour by being rubbed,
ot beaten, as are the acorns; therefore, .
istead of the cavity in the rock being
round post hole, it is a long, shallow,
ough-shaped cavity. Some of these
rinding-troughs are several feet long,
id near them arc found the stones used r
i grinding. They are large and heavy. ,
id appear to lr.ive been pushed back
id forth by persons seated at opposite
ids of the troughs, by means of a stout .
ale lashed to them iu such a way as to ,
irm two handles. _
A few portable mills arc found. They
e of two kinds. One has a cavity
hich is perfectly round, and the mullei '
in rrrinflinrr is n? rnnnd nc o fnnnnn I
all. Those of the other style are oblong,
ad have a muller or grinding stone ol
bout the size and shape of an ol^-fashaed
smoothing iron. These mills wer? |,
sed in former times. Since the Piutes j]
ave made the acquaintance of the white j]
lan's flour they no longer have any stem- n
ih for flour made of the seeds of bunch ^
rassand the wild sunflower.?Neio York ^
A Considerable Difference, 4
An Alexandria woman's husband had P
een given a position under the janitoi ,s
f the Capitol, and t. neighbor womet 5'
rere discussing the matter. ^
"So Mrs. Bander's husband has got I 11
>b at the Capitol, I hear," said one.
"Yes, so they tell me." ^
"What was it?"
"A Senator, I think they said." P1
"Mo. not. ft Snnnfnr " snirl thn nfVior ?r 11
>nc of superior wisdom, "a janitor you'r< 53
linkin' about." 11
"Well, it was a Senator or janitor or
>methin' like that, I couldn't jest ketch, ^
hen they was tell in' me."?Washingtot ,e
hriti c. ^
Ifot Twins. K
A lady met two lovely little girls ol ^
bout the same size and apparently th< ^
une age. ^
'Good-morning, little girls. Are yot
The brown-headed one turned, indig- ^
antly, and replied:? M
"No'm; we're bofe girls,"?Dea Moine
fail. I y
Coke, and Hoir it is Made.
Coke is the solid product left when nil
the moisture and gaseous matters have
been expelled from bituminous coal. 5
There are two kinds: gas coke, which is *
obtained from the retorts of gas-works, t
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?*vm mk gikwo uuvu uccdsepcratcd; aii'l
oven coke, which is made by burning the
coal in a kiln, with little exposure to the
nir. Gas coke produces but a fecblo 11
heat, and though it is used to a consid. r
crablc extent as fuel in cities, being a ^
cheap sort, it is regarded by manufuct- v
urcrs as mere cinders. Oven coke, on 1
the other hand, is capable of producing
intense heat, and is valued for use in *
furnaces or smelting metals, and also in ?
locornotives of underground railways, >
where the smoke of bituminous coal is J
eery undesirable. At mines of bitu- ''
minous coal, coke is made in large 3
quantities, as in its manufacture (
ill the fine refuse coal, screenings
uid coal dust, that would otherwise Ikj
thrown away, can be utilized. Two l"
methods of cooking are in use. One is, d
by burning the coal in ovens of fire brick nade
for the purpose, these being usu- ?
illy about twelve feet square and ten feet c
n height. A door is made near the top b
,hrough which the coal is put in, space n
LKiing left for it to swell, while holes in f
ihe coverings of the oven allow the cs- c
lape of the gases. The coal is then ig- o
lited from below, and a trench under n
:he oven admits the air necessary for
combustion. About forty-eight hours f
ire necessary to complete the cooking 3
process. The other method of making j?oke
is by burning it in the opfn heap, f
[t is piled in long ranges, often contain- 5
ng many hundred tons over a shallow v
Tench or air passage extending their en- 3
iire length. The heap is then fired, and v
when it is once thoroughly afire coke t
lust or ttsVlP? ia Vionrvo/1 "OAT. 14- ?1 1
?J ???*J7V,V4 u J/V/U A bj i\ iiu W JL1 (J LI L
iiiorougfaly covered in this way the fire is 1
scft for several days to smother and cooL t
rhis is a wasteful process, ns much of o
Jie heap becomes ashes before the rest t
las been thoroughly coked. In some t
narts of Virginia and other southern
states beds of natural coke is found.? t
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Social Free Lunching.* r
A Washington correspondent of the o
Sew Orleans Picayune says: I know of '
i woman in Washington who occupied a v
mall, dark, inside room on the fifth floor
>f a tolerably fashionable hotel. She, to ^
isc a theatrical expression, faked out ^
ler meals. That is, she arose atlfi or 12, ^
jought a second-hand newspaper for a j.
icnt, and wended her way to a small sa- j
oon on Pennsylvania-ave., whose pro- ^
irietor has grown rich by making a spo:ialty
of delicious coftee and Vienna rolls
tnd fine butter. He charges ten cents ^
or this little lunch. This Madame Iten- ^
>rant would breakfast on her cup of c
soffee and roll. Then she went up to ^
Congress, invariably riding in the three- c
:ent car. There is a bob-tail car run- c
ling up to the Capito'., the fare in which g
s onh three cents, and some folks are so
iristocratic they arc ashamed to be carught c
iding in it. ^
Madame would visit a few of the mems
>crs, loll for awhile in the gallery of the ^
ilouse, and sit just long enough in the j
senate gallery to secure recognition by a
imile or bow from such of her Senatorial
riends as happened to be on the floor, ^
ind after picking up a few choice items
>f gossipy news, the conversational coin
vith which she paves and pays her social
vay, my Madame Itinerant gets back by il
5 o'clock to her dingy inside room. At t
\ she comes out resplendent in a nonpa- b
eil velvet dress, and, card case in hand, c
tarts on the round of calls. She goes p
rom house to house, and daintily and t:
leliberately eats her lunch at each place, ti
n the course of ten visits madame has a
iiorc than satisfied the cravings of her n
tomach, and has dined and supped for si
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'faking out one's meals?" ii
The Shops of Havana. g
The shops and cafes of Havana are ^
urely more bright and interesting than
hose of any otlier city. Among the
hops you will find no great establish- ft,
lents covering a half-acre of ground, ^
alf a dozen stories high, and giving one c,
le feeling of despair to enter; but they
re all on one floor, high, cool, pretty, sf
nd many ladies have a habit of shop- a
ing from their carriages. In America it fr
: the effort of merchants to get goods of jE
irery earthly description under one roof. ai
[ore the shops arc more characteristic ar
id individualized, as a rule. One will Q1
eal in silks and trimmings; another only flf
l velvets and velveteens; another may f0
low superb lines of linen; gloves, fans,
wasols, and umbrellas may be found at
lothcr; again a shop will sell woolens
eclusivcly; another prints and cottons; di
id rarely will you find the notion store, at
a, too, outside of the textile fabrics h<
lese divisions in trade are rigorously ob- li'
rved. A photographer is not an ar- is
st; bronze goods do not include pottery; tii
le jeweler sells jewelry, not clocks and ! tli
atches; the woodenware, ironware, and nc
isket-ware merchants . arc not each all fo
ie others; and wine-merchants do not w<
11 soap. In all these shops tlicqc is a en
chness and taste, but not obtrusiveness, sn
i display; and from one end of the city gl
' another the neatness, brightness, light- ta
)8S, and airiness of the shop form much 11
Havana's attractiveness.?Chicago 'ei
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SCIENTIFIC SCIIAI'S. * *
There is no pntch of the moon's visible
urfaco half a mile square that is not
ceurately mapped, according to Prof.
roung,Tvhi'.o the earth contains immense
racts, and in Central Africa, which haveiever
In late experiments by a Russian phys
alogist, neither pure tin nor the bicliloide
of tin proved poisonous when introluecd
into the stomach of a dog, but
. lien the bichloride was injected iutolie
veins it was quickly fatal.
An ingenious system of adapting the
lphabctical messages of the electric telerapli,
or of the heliograph or any other
ignalling apparatus, to the reproduction,
t distaut points of some kinds of drawtigs,
hits been contrived by Mr. Alexaner
Glen, lieutenant of the Inns of Court
14tli Middlesex) Rifle Volunteers, Engiiid.
In a pap?r read before the Anthropoogical
Society of Havana, Signor Juan
le Arines has denied that races of tropial
America have artifically changed the
hape of their heads by long-continued
oinprcssion, and has demonstrated to
lis satisfaction that the afiirmation has
icither historic, scientific nor rational
oundation. Nature has been quite
qual to the task of producing the forms *
if heads supposed to have resulted from
nnrl ifipofinnf K?
vuvtuwi uy man.
The sea occupies three-fifths of the surace
of tlie earth. At the depth of about
1500 feet waves arc not felt. The tem>crature
is the same, varying only a trifle
roin the ice of the pole to the burning
un of the equator. A mile down the
vater has a pressure of over a ton to the
quare inch. If a box six feet deep
vere filled with sea water and allowed
o evaporate under the sun, there would
>e two inches of salt left on the bottom,
taking the average depth of the ocean
o be three miles, there would be a layer
if pure salt 230 feet thick on the bed of
he Atlantic. The water is colder at the
?ottom than at the surface.
The Hoangho River in China is more
roublesome than our erratic Mississippi,
^ine instance arc on record of its makng
a complete change of course. It has
noved its mouth from south to north,
iver four degrees of latitude, leaving
nany sandy wastes and shallow lakes
diere populous plains had existed. Ensneers
have been much interested in the
luestiou whethor thftSft rlisiiafrrmc
lows and changes of the river bed can
>e checked. They have been convinced
or some years of the feasibility of keepug
the river's erratic tendencies -within
The name of "Norwegium" has been
;iven to the interesting new metal disovered-.by
Dalill some time ago, while
le was examining a specimen of nickel
?re from Keagero, in Norway. This adlition
to the now rapidly growing list of
lements, is a malleable metal of whito
olor, with a tinge of brown, and preents,wlien
pure, a metallic lustre, but on
xposure to the atmospher3 becomes
oated with a thin film of oxide; its
larclness is about that of copper, its
pecific gravity is nearly nine and onelalf,
and it melts at 353 degrees Cent.
'Yom its physical properties and chemi
al reaction, it appears so to differ from
very other known metal as to give it a
Inflammation In Egg*.
The Tennessee Board of Health says in
tslast bulletin: There is a condition of
he egg, little known, which consideraily
impairs its sanitary value as an artile
of food. Soon after it became the
ractice to transport eggs in large quan- fities
and to long distances by railway J
rains, it was found on their arrival that
dliesion had taken place between tW
lembranes of the yolk and thoBe of the .
hell, so that the yolk could not be turnd
out of the shell unbroken. On examlation
by experienced pathologists this
ras found to be the result of true inammation;
the material of the adhesion
ras found to be precisely the same as
lat of the plastic exudation in inflamlation
of the lun?;s or bowels. It will ?
t first seem absurb to speak of inflam
1. --- -?c j
iuuuu ill autu nil liuiurilicu TI1HSS QS OQ
Ig; but this arises from our forgettuigmt,
structureless and unorganized as it
icins, the egg, even when fresh laid, isliving
being and capable of disease
om external causes. The cause of this,
iflammation is undoubtedly the shakingid
friction from the motion of the cars,
id it cannot but render the egg more
less unhealthy, as the products of inimmation
can never be as salutary is*
od as those of healthy growth.
She "Smelt 'Era!'?
There is an old lady in the annexed
strict who makes frantic efforts to keep
>rcast of the times. Circumscribed,
nvever, in her social sphere, and with.
nited opportunites of development, this
difficult, and she is compelled someTies
to resort to her imagination. Vain
c effort to tell lu-r anything she docsit
already know, or startle her with in
rinauon. a lew evenings ago sheent
to a church sociable, and as sho
tered the room one of the young ladies
id. "Good-evening, auntie; I am very
ad you came. We arc going to have *
b'.eaux this evening." "Yes, I know,.
Know," replied the old lady; "I smelt
n when I ttrst came in,"?JVIfto TorTt