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Obarler Parsoss, who was forty
years agg6 fisia6 ;o6or ia LouiVaille,
Ky., tde' k-vig*16us and handsome
young man, and the promise of his
genius was then as bright as Forrest's
or Dooth's. After a few -years of active
stage life a change came oVer the spirit
of Parsons' dreams and at one jump he
bounded'to the extreme of social limits
-from an actor td a preacher. At that
date a Methodist church was situated
on Fourth street in Louisville, andy.
theatre was Just around the corner on
Jefferson street, and an announcement
for one night was Richard Il., with
Parsons as the humpback tyrant. The
audience had assembled at the theatre,
and there was a crowded house. The first
act was called, when it was reported
that Parsons was not on hand. Ii
those days It was not an unusual thing
for prominent actors to be missing at
the time for the performances to cow.
mence, and several jokes are told of
managers having to take their prinol.
pal actors out of pawn before the
curtain could be rung up. So she
a bsence of Parsons was not a surprise.
The mystery was, "Where is he ?" No
one could answer the question, and all
the attaches of the theatre were sent
out to search for him, No one ever
thought of looking in a church for a
missing actor, but It was there that
Parsons was found. The stage carpen
ter stated the case to the sexton of the
church, and learning that the missing
man was on the inside, went in, The
carpenter spied his man near the front
seat, and, walking rapidly up the aisle,
touched hin on the arm and said$
"First act's called, sir."
Parsons looked around in utter sur
prise; Ii his devotion the theatre had
gotten clear out of his thoughts.
"What's the play ?" lie asked.
"Why, 'Richard', sir," was the an
And the reply came: "Tell them that
Richard plays another part to-night."
The carpenter hurried to the theatre
with the report that Parsons was at the
church and gone crazy. The theatre
people at once Invaded the church and,
after much talk and argument, 1arsolis
played Richard for the last time. Soon
afterwards he left the theatre for good,
and though many years fron that was
one of the most prominent nilnistersof
Louisville. At times he was rather
hard In speaking of the theatre, but
through all the days of his life he eler
Ished friendships that had their begin.
1ning at the old "City Theatre." Par
sons played a wide r tuge of characters
during his career upon the stage.
A Pilte for tie Stranger.
Amid the wear and tear of life, the
monotonous round of washing pains and
pails, of skimmilug milk and working
butter, the farmer's wife sometimes
seems to lose her social character, and
fInd her hospitality stranded high and
dry upon the sandbar of weariness.
Not that she really wants no company ;
nor that she does enjoy a chat with her
neighbor; but the question ever pre
ace is, "How am I to get the meals P'
ilappily, however the old-fashioned
idea that broken plates, cracked cups,
black knives and forks, or almost any
thing, are good enough for the family,''
is passing away, and a woman who
has a dining room can easily plait
things to enjoy company. When a
smnall girl, I heard an aunt say, n1
always set my table in such a manner
that .1 am not ashamned to have anry one
come in." There is the secret. Hlave
on your table a whole clean cloth and
whole dishes, and if rooin at the table
permit, place a plate, knife and fork,
spoon and napkin for the stranger.
You will be surprised to see what a
load of care will be lifted from your
mind. You will look upon your
handsomely sot table with pardonable
pride, and think, "I am now ready for
any body,"especially if y ou have in the
* house, what every farmer's wife cnn
have, eggs, buitter, milk, cream, bread
and some kind of cake. If. you do not
make cake for every-day cating, do not
make cheap cake to keepi for company,
as you will find it far from being
cheap. Make fruit, or some hard gm-.
ger bread or cookies thtat will keep well
any length of time. If your table Is
well set, and you have plenty of good,
wholesome foed, and show by every
look and action that your visitor is
welcome, you need made no apology.
Mulsk is a concrete substance found
in an animnal having a near atilnity to
the deer tribe, a native of Thibet, (Ch ina
and Siberia. The Musk deer is a timnid
animal, anid rarely appears during the
day ; consequtently the musk collectors
watch and surprise it at night. The
best mnusk comes from Ch ina, and to be
genuine it should be purchased in the
natural pod or bag, as it is very often,
adulterated. Tihe lBengal musk is in
ferier, and that from Russia the worst.
of all. The hair on the pod of the best
ntm is a fawn color; that on the in
ferior a dirty white. A variety of mutsk
is found in thme muskrat of Canada, an
animnal about thte size of a small rabbit.
Musk is efta bitter taste, and of an odor
more powerfull than any thing known;
substances in its neighborhood become
strongly infected by it, and when once
pe'ftumed with it, long retain the scent.
it has been known to aff'ect cheats of
tea placed at a considerable distance.
even thiought both had been packed up
in leaden boxes, for which reason the
East India company gave ant order not
to import musk and tea in the same
ships. Many persons dislike the odor.
It has the property, when employed in
very small quanities, of augmenting
the acenmt of other substances, without
imparting its own.
T'he endeavor to explaIn why thme So
mitte nations wrote from right to left
has led to many curious speculations.
Erlenmayer, for instance, accounts for
their mode of writinug by assum ing that
they were left-handed. Butt this is. a
hypothesis contrary to known fact.
One of the most ancient of the books
of the :01ble'mentions ieftbhandedniess
as physleal peculiarIty.
AIS'PING AQO8 FRK5s.-VOr whet,
ever purpose eggs are intended,if they
are kept any length of, titne, they
should be set up on end while fresh.
Some prefer setting up on the small
end and others on tie big end. I pre
fer the latter. There is a difference in
eggs. Some will retain their freshness
and even hatch at the end of weeks,
kept in a careless manner, lying upon
their sides; while others will 'settle'
in three days, in warm weather. The
keeping qualities of the egg are pro
portionate to the health and condition
of the lien that drops it. Egge from
overfat liens are never so perfect as
those laid by liens in medium condi
tion. A disposition to take on fat sel
don appeara the first year; hence the
reason why pullets' eggs keep better
than others. The eggs fro-n young
hens have stronger shells. After fowls
have passed their prime there Is a gra
dual decrease in vital strength, and
many weaknesses set in whe it we are
powerless to relieve. Fresh laid eggs
somethnen have dark spots in them,
whilh way be visible through the shell
whenit examined against a strong light,
Open the egg, and there will be found
on the yolk-sometimes detached, but
ofteto fastened to it-a spot as large as a
pea of dark crimson blood. These
eggs will sureley spoil. The lion may
have received an injury. At any rate
the blood Is making an effort to carry
ol the trouble, and will do so with the
assistance of good foad and healthful
drink. In the course of time such
eggs will turn black; sometimes fill
witi a lungus like matter, solid in
texture, and, though not actually put
rid or rotten, will have a disagreeable
odor or smeli like fungi. The shells
will be found imporiect, with soft,
porous spots. I have known this to
occur with live or six eggs of one hen
in succession, after which they would
conie good. 'the lien was old and had
been a remarkable layer when a pullet.
It Is important that eggs for hatching
have good shells, and, to secure
this, the fowls nuat be young and
ENulonINO OnCHARD.-Any farmer
who has been accustomed to raising
apples and has been uniformly success
ful, will doubtless say that it he ex
pt8 to get good crops lie treats the
orchard as he does for any other crop
-lie manures it, and lie finds that a
manure thatt will do for most other
crolp will do for the crop of apples. it
is tho neglect to manure orciards at
all that causes them to bear so poorly
atia the trees to look in bad (odtiltioni.
There is nothing better than wood ash
es lor orchards, if we had the ashes -
but nearly everybody burns coal ex
cept in certain out-of-the-way see
tions, and we intist therefore resort to
sonethiig else. Next to woo(l-ashies
there is no other fertilizer better than,
barnyard manure. A liberal applica.
tiol of' this,i only once in three years,
with careti prining and scraping of
the trees, and forretlaig-otit the bor
era and all other , insects which lay
concetled under the bark, will soonl
make a change in the productiveiess
of the orchard. Oesober and Noveum
ber itre the best months to apply the
manure atd to give the trunks of the
trees a good scraping oihaf all old bark.
It tihe triuinks were washed with whale
oil sotp, say one6 pound to ait Ordinary
sized bucket of water, there would not
be inany Insects leftallve after theope
W rA n.--lf pure water does ntot flow
at tihe barn, look inito means for secour
lng it. Blarn-y'ard wells are conveni
emit, bitt ofttn danigerouts to t:se health,
it not of animalis, certainly of imen,wvho'
may drin~k at them. If the wtiter fronm
some spr ing enn be led to the house
anid barn, by all means bring it down
--use plain ironi p)11)s or etnamelled
ones-ntot "gailvemized'' pipes. Zinc
Is a slow poison bitt not so bad as lead.
A well ont high ground ill often fur
nish flowing water, conducted by a
s11phon1, at tine level of the buIldings.
No well should be dug ata less distance
than 300 f eet from a barn3 aid, cess
1)o01 or privy vault.
Su.uc OF PoULin Y ARID.--A yardl of
moderate size is as good as a large one,
for as fowls aire constanitly on the
move, it affords themi sufilelent opplor
tunilty for excercise, and siupphes all
ihe other p~urposes of a "run," siun and
air. As for forage, the size of the
poultry yard is not so Important as
that oh a pasture; for grass ill not
thrive, but must be cut outside atnd
thrown im. Insect food is also very
liniltod, as all larvae are dlevouired with
out having a chance to tmature.
Imu~o plowing of stiff' clays ia often
of great beneflt. It is done by turn
Ing the furrows two and two together,
so as to leave the land uniformly rldg
edi. The ridges must run up and down
the slopes ; otherwise, ini heavy rains,
water wvill be held by thme ridges until
IL breaks through somewhere, when
there will be danger of a "washout."
T'his system of wiinter fallowing in
volves lplowintg again ini the sptling,
butt shows its good cil'eets In the
Thme Caribbean Sea Bottom.-Some in,.
terestitng facts respecting the depth of
the western portion of the Caribbean
Sea have been recently brought to light.
Amongst other researches a line of
soudings was run by the United States
Coast Survey steamner Blake, front St.
.Jago de Cuba to the east end of Jamaica,
when a depth of 3,000 fathoms was
found twenty-five miles south of Cuba.
Subsequent soundIngs proved thIs deep
spot to be thme eas tet n end of an immen
sely deep valley extending from be
tweeni Cnba and JamaIca to the west.
ward, south to the cayman lslands, and
up to the flay of' Ionduras. Thte Cay
mant islands and thme Mlsterlosa Bank
were found to be summits of mountains
belonging to a submiarine extension
(very steel) ott its sou thern slope)of the
range running along the southeastern
side of Cuba. 'Te valley is narrow at
its eastern cnd, bitt widens between
the western end of Jamaica and Cape
Cruz, whlen the soundings were 3,000
fathoms wvithiin ifteen miles of Cuba,
anid 2,800 fathiomts iIthmin twentty-fivye
miles of Jamaica. Taking it altogethter
It was foud that this submarine valley
extends for 700 mIles between Jamaica
and Cuba, with ait average breadth of
eighty miles. It covers amn area of over
85,000 square miles, having a depth
nowhere less thant 2,000 fathoms, ex
cept at two or three pints, which are
the summit~s of subm fIne mountaitns,
antd with theo greaI it depth of 3,428
fathoms. Th le low-Island of Orand
Cayman, which stands scarcely twenty
feet out of the sea,, is really the sumnmit
ot a mountain 20,568 feet above the bet
tent of this submarine valley, an alti
tune exceeding thbat of any mountain on
the North American contintent. Cai
culating the height of Blue Mountain
In Jamaica from the bottom of this
valley, It would gIve an altitude of
*lnearly 29,000 feet, exceedIng any of the
Himalaya range. It is propoed to call
this great valley the "Bartlett Deep, "
In honor of its discoveer
rURTLE Sovu.--Three or four green
onions, a bunch of seasouing herbs, a
sprig of basil, Cayenne pe r and
sait, one quart very strOng ve broth,
one und of buttert, fior,lemonjqIce,
and Madeira wine; eItt up th6 entr Is
and lot the bo'nes and other parts in
tended for the soup stew six hours
with the onions and seasoning', chop.
pod small; pepper, salt. and tayenne
(not too hot) to tasteand water enough.
The liquor in which the fins are boiled
tender can go in too; add the liquor
to the veal broth put in the butter,
rubbed down with as much flour ao
will sufficiently thicken the qoup; stir
It over the fire for ten minutes,and add
lemon Juice and Kedeira according to
qiuantity. The coarse white parts will
require cooking two hours. The green
fat should be out into pieces an inch
and a half square and simmered In the
soup one hour. Force-meat balls and
the eggs are to be served in the sotp;
make these of the vealy part of the tur
tle minced fine with one half a beaten
anchovy, a piece of celery boiled ten
ler, the yolk of a hard-boiled egg, mix
them well up with two tablespoonfuls
of bread crumbs, season with Ckyenne
papper, more, salt, and white pepper;
inoisten with a little oyhter liquor, a
lump of butter warmed, and well-beat
on egg; roll them into balls and fry
in butter. In case there are no eggs
in the turtle, make them; take three
volks of hard-bo.led eggs, make them
Into paste with the yolk of an uncook
3d egg, and throw thew into boiling
water for afew minutes to harden.
BLOWING OUT A KiERosENic LAMP.
A very common method of extinguish
Ing a kerosene lamp Is to turn down
the wick until only a minute fnane is
risible and then blown down t e chlm
icy. This is most dangerous prac
tice, being very frequently the cause
of explosion. People who use kero
sene Iamps should make it an absolute
rule never to attempt to extinguish a
lighted lamp, in that way. It is just
is easy to blow into the lower end of
the chimney at the tdp, except that the
person blowing is required to stoop a
little todo it. But the best way to ex
inguisih the light Is this; Turn the
light up to full height. Then with
your mouth upon a level with the top
of the chimney, and about a foot or
more from it, blow horizontally over
the top and the light wivi go out -in
itantly. The blowing draws the air
rroin the chimney, and without air
omnbustiou cannot he sustained ; hence
the light goes out.
MIXKn YELLOW PICK L.-TWO cab
bages, green tomatoes and cucimbers,
alther pickled or from the brine, in
equal quantities, herse-radish to taste,
ieveral pols of green peppers and two
)r three ears of corn; these ingredints
inust be minced line and mixed togeth
ar; pour bolling vinegar over the
pickle and let it stand fifteen minutes,
then strain oil the vinegar; let the
plkle get cold and then pour the fol
lowing mixture over it: One box of
mustard, one pint olive oil, one-half
pound each of white and black mus
tard seed, one and a half pounds tur
meric, two ten-cups of sugar, one table
Ppoonful of celery seed; salt and black
popper to taste; mix mustard and oil
together, add sugar and turmeric; mix
all well and add cold vinegar to cover
theni; set away for a week.
A PINK BEDROObi.--4f you are tired
of white walls, it IS easy to put another
shade in the wvhitewashi. Take two
ounces of cochineal and1( steel) it In
warmi water two hours, when adid to It
one-half ounce of cream tartar. Put as
much or as little of this -decoetlon in
your whitewvash as wvill make the die
sirable shiadle. A cheaper end hand
momner pink may be had from mnadder,
T'ake One pound of madder and soak
over nigh t in a brass or copper kettle ;
set it on the lire anid let it come to a
boil, then use the same as above.
IK.eDr PEAcntis TnAT WuxL Kuurxc.
-F'our pounds sugar, one pint vinegar
to twelve pounds of fruit; put sugar
and vinegar togethecr and boil; the
Liext dlay drain off the liquor and bol
mgaiii; do this three times and your
pickles are delicious; addh cinnamon to
the liquor and stick two or three cloves
in each peach.
To Kxzr IEAD MosT.-flave the
.lougsh stiff'when it Is set for the last
rising. The larger the prop~ortiotn of
liour to that of moisture in the dough
he longer it will keep moist. After
the bread is baked and cold put it in a
tin box or an earthen jar with close
oover and keep it covered tightly.
Bread thus made and kept cool always
from the air will last andi be moist for
A NOTED cure for neuralgia is hot
viniegar vaporized. Iheat a flat-iron
suflciently hot to vaporize the vine
gar, cover this with some woolen ma
terial, wicih Is moistened with vine
gar, and the apparatus is at bnoe ap.
plied to the painful spot. The applica
lion may be repeated until the pain
A raw sweet herbs should have a
pla5ce in every garden. Every cook
and housekeeper knows the valueit of
the little patch of herbs upon which
she makes such daily drafts In summier
and which furnithes her with nice col
lection for wvintter seasoning, w ithiout
which the Than ksgiving turkey would
lose all flavor, while stronig kinds aire
Dxcllent as medicine.
Tlo remove stains from ivory, make
a paste of prepared chalk and a smnall
quantity of sweet oil and sal volatile.
Apply it moist with a piece of wash
leather, and let it remaim till dry. If
discohoredi yellow place them in alum
water p~reviously boiled and cooled.
Take out and brush well and wvrap them
In a ltien cloth wet in cold water, and
dry gradually. If dried too rapidly
out of the alum wvator they will be in
WHEN it is dest rable to filter water
qunickly, for Immediate usce, employ the
following method : Puat a quart of
olean water over the fire and just bring
it to a boil; remove It and strain it
three or four times through a flannel;
cool it and keep it for use in a covered
jar or pitcher.
A TEAsiOroNUL, or more of powvdered
borax thrown into the bath tub while
bathing will cemmuniceate a velvety
softness to the water and at the same
time invigorate and rest the bather.
Persons troubled with nervousness or
wakeful night ni ill find this kind of a
bath a great benefit.
APPLU RIAM.-Peei and core five
large apples; boil them in a little wva
ter till soft enough to press through a
sieve, sweeten, and beat with them the
whties of five eggs. Serve with cream
A waix solution of sulphate of iron
sprinkled on the soil of plants will ei
NaVXR make fun of an body who 1
slok or iervousd a thu or ft
is not Co ardloe bu4 a tm
sult 6t the infiUenbe su tinod1 b
nerves from the electricity In the air.
A woman who is spoken of as "one of
the most dauntless ever known" was
sick in bed for hours after 'the great
storm at Springfield, Mass., last year.
She had received a sh'ook of lightning
ears before, and never since tails to
be ill in a thunder storm.
A DANBURY Man tells q good story of
his aunt, who is a model housekeeper
and a scrupulous skIoier for a good
table. The olergymaf1called near the
dinner hour and was pressed to stay to
the meal. At the table there was a
good suply of well prepared foodbut
the lady felt compelledto make many
apologies for imaginary deficiencies.
In the grace the clergyman asked our
Heavenly Father to "bess the frugal
meal." This made the lady very mad.
Hs was saying,'As hb pcratched a
lucifer on the side of a house, "I like
these houses with sanded paint; nice
when u want to strike a match, you
know. * 46Is that so?" she asked, de
murely; "I wish I lived in a house
with sanded - paint"-and then she
looked things unutterable. If lie had
asked, "what for ?" she would have
hated him. But he didn't; he took the
hint and the matelt was struck then
A FRMAL! applicant for aid appeared
at the office o the director of the poor
in Detroit the other day, with a sad
and anxious look, and on being asked
what she wanted, replied, "I'rd like
some money." HlOw much ?'' "Well,
I can't say, exactly." How much do
you generally give out to a person who
wants to buy a bead belt?'L -
.61AnIAos a la moae: Old Gunny.
bags-"So ymu want to marry my
daughter, oli 9 Well, sir, what are
your expectations, sir?'' You ng
Sharpe --" Well, I expect that you'll
do the handsome thing in the way of a
marriage gift, and that will IAst us un
til you drop off, and then of course,you
will make yohor will in our favor."
"MA, has sister Floy ever traveled
any 7" "No child-no." "Then,when
I was a-'iyin'under the sofy, Sunday
night, and Mr. John came In from
church, and was a-slttli' in - the big
rockin'-holair, how came she to say
that the nicest land she was over in
was l aapland ?"
"An I my darling wife," said George
the week after his marriage, "if your
husbaid were to die, what would you
do?" "I don't know, I'm sure,
George," said the wife, reflectively,
"I never thought of that. I must look
in my book of etiquete, and read the
rules for young widows I"
WHENa lIair of lovers are sitting
alone in the parlor conversing about
love and other sentimental things, the
suddenness with which the young
man changes the subject to domestic
economy when the lady's paternal
parent unexpectedly enters the room
almost makes the young man's collar
button fly ofl.
AN up town young man of baronial
tendencies invested in a new coat the
other day, which the tailor unfortun
ately cut wvithi the sleeves much too
long. After vain attemrpts to dispose
of the garment at a reduced .price, ho
conchluded to hang it up in his ancest
ral chamber as a coat of arms.
Nrrryx to stranger : "We~r have al
wvays an east wvind in Galveston." "But
I see the wind right now is from the
wvest." "Oh, that's the cast wind
comning back, you knowv." "Ah I"
A orar who is rod-headed and cross
eyed and wears number eleyen brogans
can be advertised all over the country
as a beautiful creature by committing
seine crime. Who ever heard of a fe
male horseihief or a murderess who
wasn't just lovely ?
Tun Ndassachusetts papers are dis-.
ocussing the question, "May cousin s
marry 7" We should hope so.
We don't see why a cousin hasn't as
good a right to marry as a'brother, or
an uncle, or a son, orsister.
A scucoo. teacher recently electrified
her pupils1, who were annoying her
wilth questions, by saying, "Children,
1 am engaged." Seeing the general
look of astonishment, she added, "but
not to any fool of a man," and the ex
citement died away.
WHEN Dr. H, and Lawyer A. were
walking arm, in arny, a wag said to a
friend-"These ti#o are Just, equial to
one highw ay man." " Why ?" asked
his friend. "Because," rejoined the
wag, "it is a lawer and a doctor-your
money or your life!1"
"Wigy don't you come in out of the
rain?" said a good natured dominic to
a ragged Irishman. "Sure it's av no
consequence, yer riverence," returned
Pat : "me clothes is so full of 1ho103 they
won't hold wather."
WHNa man's wife comes in and
sees him with rszor in hand and his
face all lather, and asks him, "Are
you shaving?" it's a provoking thing
in himi to answer, "No, I 'm blacking
PU'raINo it neatly.-Said -the little
pet of the household on her last birth
dlay : "It's a lovely (loll, dear gran dpa
and grandma; butt-i've been hoping
it would be twins."
Tus'H paragraphmer who labers six
hours and a halt grinding out five or1
g Inal Jokes and then labels them "Idle
Moments" has a keen appreciation of
A ScOTen MA x was :old that measures
wer~e wanted, not men. "My candi
(late's a stoot mon and measures
enough," said he.
MAX loves and runs away. WVoman
b~rings action for breach of promise,and
gets danmges. Woman lues, and she
r ides awav. Man brmngs his acal on,
a nd gets faooted out of court.
IN making soup of any kind, first
catch what you inte .d to put in. A
v'oluiteer Ingredient, that jumpis in, is
not thue pi oper caper.
To isanlan: A stitch in time saves
nine, but a stitch in the side loses time
A CALIPORIA bard addresses a poem
to the gas men. Even gas meni are the
victims of revenge.
Ta demand for chairs that Wash
ington once sat in is keeping the furni
ture makers very busy.
"AILL work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy." Very few Jacks will be
ceme dull boys if left to themselve.
The 0hrotos tk;-Th6esrence Obsere
pb1itebos I a lofg --desdription of a nd
jahd -simple instrument -avented by 8
C b Chandler, jr, ot Boston, for findi
Ithe time by qpUtl altitudes of the sun
Itconsists of a swinging bar, suspende(
at itls 'upper n- on a pivot in such I
way as to jrA t the -bar to assum4
freely a vertical position without an3
torsional revolution. To the bar is at
fixed a small telescope, the object-glas
near the bottom, the eye-leas at the toj
of the bar. Below the object-glass i
frame is fixed to the bar, carrying i
plane mirror swinging on a horizonta
axis and provided with a clamp for fix
ing the mirror at any desired inclina
-tion. Below this is a metal bob. Th
whole instrument thus forms a Pendu
luVP w lob is suopended ineide a larg(
tuie, a b We 6f whlch are approxi
mete levellipg sorews. A snaller tab
as the1 'krries a dark-glaba directl3
over the eye-lens of the inclosed tele.
scope without touching it. From thi
description of its construction, it is evi
dehti tht,if the instrunieit to tfrned
that th mirror is toward tte dun, 214
the mirror is revolved on its horizonta
axis until the rays from the sun ar(
refleoted-directly up the telescope tube
an eye looking into the instrumen
from the top will see an image of thi
sun in the field of view. As the sui
rises og falls i% the hesvepq,,this imag<
will rise or fall in the fild of view ,an
its passage may be 6bserved over a ho
rizontal bar or wire placed in the com
mon focus of the eye and object glassot
,and so adjusted in direction that it re
presents a section 9f a small circle ih
the heavens parallel to the horizon
This explanation will indicate the modi
of using the instrument in getting the
time by equal altitudes of the sun. The
instruments thus far constructed ar<
very compact and are portable in the
coat pocket. They have object-glabsei
tof six incl focus m ggifhin
power liein; seven dr
The Whole ionodeli abbit one an
three-quarters inches in diameter an
stands about nine inches high. Witi
instruments of this size and construe
tion, says Mr. Chandler, the probabl
error of a single determination of the
clock time with one instrument ma3
'be definitely stated to be within one
second of time. Indeed, the actual re
sults of an extended series of experi
ments with several instruments shom
the probable error of a determinatior
with one instrument to be eight-tenthi
of a second. The Observer also publish
es tables to be used with the instru
ment, and gives practical illustratiori
of its usefulness.
Mrs. rartineton says
Don't take any of the quack rostrums,
as they are regimental to the human
cistern; put your trust In Hop Bitters,
which will cure general dilapidation,
costive habits and all comiq diseases
They saved Isaac from a severe ex.
tract of tripod fever. They are the n
plus unum of medicine.-Boson Globe.
Neto Snbstitute for Rubber.--This arti
ficial composition, which answers the
purpose of genuine caoutchouc or gutti
percha, can be employed, according t<
Dankworth and Sandeis, of St. Peters
burg, either alone or in connectiov
with other resinous substances. Ac.
cordIng to Ackermann 's Gewoerbezeitung
this new product affords an Inexpen
sive means for a perfect isolation o
wires for electrical purposes. The com
position is elastic, tough, not so sensil
tive' to external influences as caout
chrouc or gutta percha, and is not in
jured by high pressure or high temper
ature. It is prepared-in-the -following
manner: A q'.tantity of coal tar oil
which is to constitute a third part o1
the whole mixture, is poured into s
large kettle, together with an equa
quantity of hemp oil, and is heated fo,
several hours, either over steam or ar
open fIre, to a temperature which 11cm
between 252 degr. anid 288 degr. Fah
(it should not exceed the latter), unti
the mass becomes so ductile that it car
be drawn in long threads, and the re
maining third, consisting of a quantit3
of linsued oil, which has been thickenec
by boiling, is then added. With thiu
composition from five to ten per ceni
of ozokerite and some spermacoti shoult
be mixed, The mass is then heated
again for some hours at the same temn
perature as above, and finally from
seven to twelve per cnt of .sulphui
are added. The mixture thus obtainec
is cast into forms and tireated the samn
as caout.houc. Thaepk'opor'tions of thi
three oils may, be slightly variled ac
cording to the practical pttrposes fo;
which tihe composition is to be used,
Sirnme fSwpe lionmi.'' is muel
s weeter\ Wike Daibbinms'diectric Soap
(made by O.iagin & Co., Phiiladelphia
Pa..) is uised; labor, clothes and tempei
are preserved -by it's use.. Trial showi
its merit. I~vy j grocei' get it.
A school for the education of idiot
has been in operntion in Holland fo:
twenty-five years, with encouraginj
results. Of tire- total of 417 pupils en
tered upon its register since 1855, 4~
have gone directly into service o:
adopted a trade, while 25 others hav
been discharged in a greatly improve<
TrouL-e's electrical polyscopo was re
cernly placed In the stomach or a fisi
swimming in a Parisian aquarium
Without producing any sign..of incon
venience, the body of the nash was the:
illutninated by the apparatus, whici
caused it to radrale into the aquarium
light equal to thrat ot a commnon candle
Twinkling of the Stars.-TIhiggener
ally concedeg to be dlue to mnoisture 1i
the upper air. hi. 1,toitmgny holds tha
very pronounced twinkling of the star,
indicates either commotion in ti
upper regions of the atmosphere or
sudden fall of temperature there, thu,
denoting the conditions of aai eara
appearanceoof bad weather.
Thme deepest well in the world ha
j ust been completed near Budr'. Pesth
at a depth of 3,200 feet. tihe wate
coming from it being nearly 165 de
grees F.ahr. intemlperature. 10 is fouhm
that the mud taken from it incorease<
in heat until a depth of some 2,800 t<
2,700 was resehmed below which depti
it was not so noticeable..
".As now improved and perfected,
No oil was ere so clean,
Diseases of the skin nd scalp,
Are cured by (Jannotai,.' '
Professor Curtius, dlelivering tire tisna
speech on the occasion of the birthdara
of the Emperor of Germany, In th'
University of Beirlin, said that owinj
to the liberality ci the Emperor, thb
excavations at Olympia canl now bi
hroughut to a wortahy end. Thie Em:
peror of Germany las gtanted 80,00!
marks out of his private purse to comn
plete the enterprise.
To coughi and it the shine time b
entertaining is impossible. Dr. B3ull'
Cogh Syup wii each your case
Wa lIM) gi to 9ty( yo p ow."
fdrgiveness;'Vo your opponent tojer.
an0I toa end1 y r t;
fre yon Oit ; con
wiila hertoud of yoq't4 yo
s9f; all a n b, t, Ian
to NO i , , mmons oLier Regu
"For Derangement of the Liver, for
Dyspepsia, Diarrhcea, Piles, etc., Dr.
Simmons' Liver Regulator certainly
hair no sulperior. It acts like a charm
without debilitAting the system. I
have tiled it thoroughly; and speak
what I know. I I
"Ray. S. GARDNER, Atapulgusi Ga."
"Having tested personally and in my
practice your Simmons' Liver Regula
trr, I have found it just the medicine
needed as a family remedy, by persons
livingin a warm cilmate, and especially
those inhabiting the more malarial
dstricts of Florida.
"4J. F. 31cKINSTRY M.D.,
: . Gainesville, Fla."
An Englh -traveler reports the dis
covery t two peculiar vairietles of tea
In Wstern Ohing . The futusloja of
one qpecies 19 naturally sweet, having'
the'taste of coarse congou with a plen
tiful addition of sugar. The second
variety Is even more remarkable. hav
ing a natural Aavor of milk, or, perhaps
more exactly,, of butter.
Regulate first the estomach, second the
liver; especially the lirst, so as to per
form their functions perfectly and you
will renovQ at least nineteen twenti
eths of all the Ills that mankind is heir
to, In this or any other climate. Hop
bitters is the only ting that will give
perfectly. healthy natural action to
tbese two Qrgans.-Afaine Farmer.
Common sense makes no parade.
Great deeds survive the flood of time.,
Why Weaa* Flautera?
They may rellove, but they can't cnre that
lame back, for the kidneys are the trouble and
you want a remedy to act directly on their
secretions, to parify and restoro their healthy
condition. Kidhey-Wort has tuat speciflo ao.
Mi eta lho reqaltiremen~its of the rational medical
phiiosioplyw whch at present. prevails. It, la a
perfectly pure vegetable remedy. ( n bractnk
the three imprtant propertes eta pro entive,
against diseas, invigorates ndre-vitalizes the
salutary chang in the entire system, when in
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Dttorr us ud soarodanderfect aretho
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