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"Ahem, Lysander!" said Miss Cath erine Southernwood, one rooming, as she pdured out her brother's third cup of coffee, while he drenched his last buckwheat-cake with a sea of maplp syrup. "1 was a-lhinking, Lysander. since yon hove set your heart on mar rying -that Jones girl" (Lysander, figuratively, pricked up his ears at tbis announcement; for Miss Catherine bad been bitterly opposed to the idea of her good-looking bachelor broth r con signing- his heart and fortune to the tender mercies of the "Jones girl") "I was a-thinking," she went on, de liberately, "tl.at mebbe, seeing they're j so bind of pinched fur means, tbat j might get Olympia to come and stay | awhile this fall, and help me about j the housework. There'll be a heap to ! 10, with the apple-butter to make, and the like; and, besides, I need some help in the kitchen. Cookin' is gettin' to be hard work for me now. But there's one thing about it, Lysander,'' she continued, as her brother signified his willing consent and gratitude— "you roust promise me that you won't ask her! ta marry you while she is stay ing here. It would be very unproper, i yon Jjsow." Lysander promised, and went out to b.rncss tbe mare, as Miss Catherine had decided to drive over at once, and bring Miss Jones back with her. She smiled grimly as her brother strode away, whistling. "The shortest cut ain't alius the nearest road home," she said, com placently. "And there's more ways of killiag a cat than feeding it to death witb beefsteak. There's Huldah Rush !s worth a dozen of that girl! But, la! Lysander is as blind as a batl Never -Quid see an inch before his nose!" "Astonishing how Sister Catherine has come around at hist!" thought Mr. tiouthernwood to himself. "At first _c couldn't bear the idee of me a marrying Olympia Jones, and now she's actually a-going to have her in tbe house. But that's just like a woman! Let 'em see you will have your own way, and not be led around by the uose, and they'll give right up and be as mellow as a fall apple. But lam glad Catherine thought of getting Olympia here this fall. It'll be a help to 'em both, for the Joneses are poor- But I don't care a rush for thatl I'd rather have a poor girl, anyhow, than it fine lady, that didn't know how to make up a feather-bed or fry a slap jack. I like a woman that can bustle wound and see to things, even if she don't have to do 'em herself—one that -an make a pat of butter, or pick a goose, or spin a hank of yarn, if need be. And I like to see a woman look neat," he went on, as he curried the iappled mare and rubbed her down with a wisp of hay. "And Olympia always looks as neat as a new pin when 1 call there. Anyhow, Ido hope she'll come!" be added, anxiously. Of course Olympia would gol And ihe ran quickly up stairs to pack up "It's a mighty good chance for me," she thought, as she brushed her curls before the little looking-glass; "and ID improve it, toot But I'll not help frith tbe bouse-work long," she added. "Wait till I get to be mistress up there, _d see who'll do house-work then!" 'Lysander's heart gave a jump as tbe wagon bove in sight witb its two oc supants, and visions of the blissful weeks to come danced through his mind. He was so embarrassed and svercome with delight at the coqnetlsb •mile Olympia bestowed on him that be hardly had presence of mind snongb to let down the bars for them go pass through. "Now, Olympia," bustled Miss Catherine, when they had laid off their dinner. Lysander must hey it at twelve o'clock, precisely, or he thinks he's killed. There's a couple of pul lets in the coop, out in tbe chip-yard," she added, tying a clean cheek-apron round her waist. "You may wring their necks, and git 'em ready fur roasting, while I start up a tire in the Inpia looked at her .pink calico with its flounces and ruffles and red if Miss Catherine would offer , check apron, too. feut Miss me did no such thing, and lia wrung the chickens' necks and prepared them for the oven, with lier a cross look shadowing her Got 'em in the oven ?" asked Miss I up a batch of biscuits while I ke tho johnny-cake. Lysander alius at hey two kinds of bread fur din , or he can't eat," she explained. "Humph!" thought Olympia. "He I get two kinds of bread for din ner). I'm the mistress here, I can , she turned to the bread-tray ut a word, the time" tbe biscuits were In the the Waist and front breadths of Olympia's dress looked considerably the worse for the morning's campaign. Ri Catherine blew the dinner-horn Usual hour, and Lysander ap punctally at twelve o'clock, for some reason or other dinner half-hour later than usual, and when it was finally dished and brought to the table, the biscuits proved to be I done and the chickens roasted to rV #k tm ftm *._ W jL«aJ» isLyl emm id bad luck with your biscuits, you, Catharine?" said her ;r, making a wry face at the yel ,riak of saterafeus he found on ing open oue of the leaden lumps; iss Catherine smiled leniently. >mpia had bad luck with her ts," she said: "but I think my bread is as good as usual," and she passed him a Bquare of light, golden hued corn-bread more tempting than X wider let'l liis biscuit untasted, rtst a glance of compfeesion at cidents will happen," he said, ingiy, though he could not help noticing a sullen look on Miss Jom-s's faje in spite of the smile she flashed at bim. He noticed also tbe tumbled curls Mid soiled, untidy drjess. - "Have some cold mutton, Lysander," said bis sister, "if you can't eat any of the chicken. Olympia will learn how to cook alter awhile." So it was Olympia who burned the Lysander finished his dinner in silence, though ho still made excuses lor all shortcomings. Nmpia changed her soiled dress i tea-time, and was beaming with i when Lysander took his seat at ble. But the tea had a wishy wasny taste, the butter-dish was smeared and untidy, and the apple sauce was insipid and flavorless. The biscuits were light and puffy this time, for Miss Catherine had made them her- Lysander had a good disposition, but unpalatable food will disorder the best-regulated liver and upset the tem per of an angel, and Miss Catherine soon discovered a fresh wrinkle over her brother's nose. One morning, Lysander strode into the kitchen, where his sister was mix ing light bread—for she could not trust it to Olympia, who had already spoiled two batches, which had to be thrown to the pigs. "Catherine," whispered Lysander, hurriedly, "the minister's folks are coming up the lane! Of course they'll spend the day, and do, pray, Catherine, cook the dinner yourself! Don't let us be disgraced in their eyes!" Miss Catherine saw her opportunity I seized it. ook the dinner myself! Dear Lysander, how kin I r" she asked, must have turkey, of course, and led potatoes, and pumpkin pies a steamed batter-pudding, with n-sauce, and cabbage-salad! Be , who will entertain the visitors c I'm In the kitchen? Olympia? "Olympia? Pshaw! She can't do anything but giggle!" growled Lysan der, savagely, much to his sister's amusement. I "111 tell you what Lysander," said Miss Catherine, reflectively, "I _ u _t have same help, and if you'll jtist saddle the mare and lead ber around for Huldab Rush, I'm sure she'll come." And Lysander hastened to do bis sister's bidding. ! Dinner was on the table at precisely twelve o'clock, and the Rev. Mr. Shep j herd and his family testified to tbe ex. [ cellence of the ri hly-browned turkey, | juicy and unctious, the mashed pota ! toes and gravy, the golden-hued pies r HERB SHALL THE PBESS THE lEOPLE'S EIGHTS MAINTAIN, CNAWID BY INFLUENCE AND UNBBIBED BY GAIN. STEPHENS CITY, FREDERICK CO? VA., SATURDAY, MAY 26,1883. and the yellow-batter pudding, with Its rich sauce—to say nothing of light, flaky rolls and fresh butter. «d when, alter dinner, Lysander ed into the dining-room for a er of water, he could not help observing the contrast between Hul dah's satin-smooth braids and snowy neck-ruille, and Olympia's tawny rib bons and browzy hair. "Olympia," said Miss Catherine, a couple of weeks later, as she took a | folded paper from the bureau draw, "here's a present I've got for you—a j new dress! It's basket cloth. And I there's some bluo trimmings and silk buttons for you. And—and, Olympia, I shan't need you any longer, for my brother is going to be married to-mor row to Miss Iluldah Rush, and she's a I powerful good housekeeper you know "Just what I thought," said Mrs, JOnes, when her daughter appeared with her bundle of clothes. "You alius was lazy and slovenly, an* alius will be, I reckon." •'l'm sorry I went there now," grumbled Olympia. "It's all that plagued old maid's fault, I know!" And it was Miss Catherine's man agement that saved her brother from that snare; but he never suspected it of course.— Helm W. Clark. How to Obtain Government Land. There are four principal methods of acquiring land from the United States government, namely, homesteading, pre-emption, tret -culture and purchase. * The timber-culture act is liberal in its provisions. Under it any person may get a farm of 160 acres or less. He may do this, and also acquire title to another 160 acres, under the home stead or pre-emption law, but he cannot make use of both the homestead and pre-emption methods, except in the territories, nor can he use either of those methods twice. If the tree-claim contains the maximum entry of 160 Kat least Aye acres must be plowed I one year from date of entry; the i 1 year five acres must be culti aml another five ncrcn a™,*, ird year the first five acres must H .„nted in timber, seeds or cuttings, and tbe second five acres cultivated; the fourth year the second five acres must be planted in timber, seeds or cut tings, making at tbe end of the fourth year ten acres thus planted. These must be carefully cultivated and pro tected for four years more, at the end of which time, on making due proof that at least 2700 trees were planted upon each acre, and at the time of mak ing proof at least 675 thrifty trees are ! growing upon each acre, a patent for the land may be obtained. Perfect good faith must be observed. If the trees, or any of them, are destroyed one year they must be replanted tbe next. If grasshoppers or drouth de stroy the trees, seeds or cuttings, for one year or a term of years, the time lor planting is extended one year for every year that they are so destroyed. The land office fee for entry of 160 acres is $14 . Only western prairie or treeless lands may be taken by this method. The trees planted must be those properly called timber trees, and among these the Cottonwood Is recog" -_ __ Origin of Ensilage. Mr. L. P Muirhead, of Kilcreggan writing to the North British Agricul turalist upon the origin and practice of ensilago says: -"Sauerkraut! Yes, that's it. What is good for man is good for beast. I'll try it anyhow. So thought an old German farmer one wet season eighty years ago; only, instead of cabbage he used grass, clover and vetches, omitted the pepper corns, and used a pit in the ground in stead of the family barrel or crook (ir deue hagen). Some years after such words as 'salzi'utter' (salted fodder), 'sauer-futter' (pickled fodder), and 'vieh-sost' (cattle salad), might be heard amoug the farmers of Germany and East Prussia, where the practice first obtained a hold, thereafter being carried by emigrants to America, and gradually finding its way among the Dutch and French nearer home. About 1850 it came into notice in Scot land. The Rev. John M. Wilson, ai that time an authority on things _gri* cultural, gave so full an account of I as to be well worthy reproduction." Mr. Muirhead quotes the lengthy de scription which answers to the methot! of curing grasses now known as ensil age. Referring to Mr. Sala's recen note on the word ensilage in the Illny trated JVews, Mr. Muirhead says: "I: seems to be an Americanism, probabl a corruption of the German 'inisalzen.' to pickle, or the Spanish 'ensaladx salted, from which the English wor salad is derived. Possibly salad pit fo. the receptacle, pickling for the process anil cow saltul for fodder would In-. SELIMnTRDEB Had.-I', of Snlrl.U In the TJlllt.4 »<•»*•• Germany, it is said, is becoming se riously alarmed at the constant increase of suicides among all classes of ber | population. In Berlin hardly a day ! passes without one or more. With us in the United States popular attention »Dt so much directed to the subject, ely, no doubt, because owing to incompleteness of our methods of gathering and tabulating vital statis tics, the subject is not brought before us with such startling distinctness. But it may well be asked whether suicide is not increasing here, too, in a way to justify the moet secret appre hension. The New York Ct'i.vnkle, for two years past, has kept a record of suicides »n the United States compiled from the columns of the newspapers. These data are necessarily very imperfect, but they serve to give an idea of the extent to which self-murder is resort ed to in this country and of tne rapidi ty of its increase. For the year end ing March, 1882, 817 suicides are re corded, while for the eleven months ending with February, 18SS, there are 1606, an increase of marly one hundred per cent. The greatest number took place in the summer months, 514; the smallest in the winter, 280. This ac cords with the view of Dr. John G. Lee, coroner's physician of Philadel phia, who _____ IM frequency of suicide in the spring and summer | months, by reference to the fluctua tions of the thermometer and barome ter. As between tho sexes, nearly four times as many men as women committed suicide, the proportion baing 1217 to 349. In point of nationality the lead is taken by Americans with 603, Ger mans coming next with 482, then English with 142 and Irish with 127. As to occupations one is surprised to find that farmers are largely in the ma jority, no less than 205 of them having of the'r own accord shuffled off tbi3 mortal coil, while the next greatest numb r, that of my.'hants, foots up j only 80. Of journalists it is agreeable darried life seems to conduce to seii lestrliotioß, there being in the list 476 lusbands and 178 wives as opposed to 96 bachelors and 121 maids. Ages anged from ten years to ninety-three, the largest number, 165, coming . between twenty and thirty. Family troubles head the list of causes, follow- j ed by si< knees, with 158; insanity 156, lissipation 131, and business troubles 127. Other reasons assigned are of the nost whimsical nature, A North '"'arolinian Committed suicide because his mulo died, anl an Illinoisian because he had lost his best boy and his best cow, A susceptible youth lrowned himself because his sweet leart jilted him in poetry. But per laps tbe most inconsequent case of all was that of the New Yorker who took bis life because be had a mortal fear of The methods employed show no less diversity, though shooting seems to have had the preference, being employ ed in 484 cases, poisoning in 872, hanging in 267, and drowning in 151. The pistol was usually selected by Americans and poison by Frenchmen. One man took his departure by jump ing into a furnace; and one cheerful Californian blew himself to pieces with giant powder. The largest pro portion of suicides is accredited to Col orado, where the ratio is one in 8000, and the smallest to Mississippi, where it is one in 880,000. The averago of suicides throughout the southern states is small, owing, it is said, to the large colored population with whom aelf-murder is Infrequent. In New York one in every 36,000 committed elo de se. The rate tor the entire rouutry is 32 per 1,030,000, according to the figures here cited, though in all probability, it is really far greater. Vt all events it is great enough to •ause serious concern to the philan thropist and the legislator. Arrangement of Boom*. Give your apartments expression, character. Rooms wldcb mean noth. ng are cheerless, indeed. Study light nd shade, and the combination and .rrangement of drapery, furniture and dctures. Allow nothing to look iso ited, but let present the dr of sociability. Observe a room im tediately after a number of people aye left it, and then, as you arrange ie furniture, disturb as little as possi le the relative positions of the chairs, ttomans and sofas. Place two or iree chairs in a conversational atti ide in some chewy corner, an otto tan within easy distance of a sofa, a lair near your stand of stereoscopic j lews or engravings, *and one where a ood light will fall on the book which on may reach from the table near, lake little studies of effect which ■hall repay tbe vera *aa wo_ ol> I <erver, and do not leave it possible for not to make the criticism which ap plies to many homes, even of wealth und elegance, "Pine carpets, handsome drapery, a few pictures, and elegant furniture, but how dreary!" The chilling atmosphere is felt at once, and we cannot divest ourselves of the idea that we must maintain a stiff and se. vero demeanor, to accord with the spirit of the place. Make your homes, then, so easy and cheerful that, if we visit you, we may be joyous and unre -1 straimd, and not feel ourselves out of harmony with our surroundings.— [Art Learning to Swim. The greatest difficulty to the beginner is to learn to keep tho ptoper position of the body after attaining it. This difficulty can only be overcome by j using the proper stroke after having | placed the body in the correct position. In the use of the arras, the only direction that can be given is to re member that, when the arms are thrust forward at the beginning of the stroke, such positions' of the elbows and hands should be taken as will , make the least resistance to the water. Eih this, the hands should m to palm, and the elbows ne quite close together, ] o from under the chest, he effective part of the bject is to get a forward . Tbe arms and hands placed as to produce the istanco upon tbe water, h this, the palms of the I be thrown outward, and the direction of the stroke nade parallel to the sur 'ater. important and the most | ye point in swimming is using the legs. It would beginner to observe tbe f a frog, for undoubtedly lethod of using the legs opted by man as is display del swimming of that am ng the stroke of the frog, that there is no vertical <a -\-Y\i_Yti OAygcAAota of _.«3 exactly horizontal • umiplislied by virtually open- Bl closing the epace between the -offering the sole of the foot as auce while kioking, and placing the feet in a position of least resistance while recovering. lomplishing the first of these s—the opening and the clos e space between the knees— s should be thrown out, and action of the legs mixle slow ler to cause as little resistance ble to the headway already be found that, if we alternate j ie of the arms and legs by ropulsion with one while re ; with the other, a more con oyancy will be attained, and. swims, it will be found far less g.— Popular Science Monthly. mledgo in a Nat-Shell. it is two feet. c is three feet. 10m is six feet, n is three inches, ue is three miles, are 2750 languages, it cubit is eleven feet, ersons die every second. , twenty pounds per bushel. Sound moves 743 miles per hour. A square mile contains 640 acres. j A barrel of ico contains 600 pounds- I Slow rivers flow five miles per hour. | A barrel of pork weighs 200 pounds, j A barrel of flour weighs 196 pounds- : An acre contains 4840 square yards. \ Oats, thirty-three pounds per bushel. ] Barley, forty-eight pounds per bushel- I A firkin of butter weighs 56 pounds, j A band (horse measure) is four ' tpan is ten and seven-eighth ' tie ball moves 1000 miles per j >rm blows thirty-six miles per A rapid river flows seven miles per i hour. I Buckwheat, fifty-two pounds per Electricity moves 228,000 miles per A hurricane moves eighty miles per Coarse salt, eighty-five pounds per A tub of butter weighs eighty-foui pounds. j The average human life is thirty-one rears. Timothy seed, forty-five pounds per Tbe first steamboat plied the Hudson I Tbe first horse railroad was built in A day's journey is tblrty-tbiM and I one-eighth miles. SITRO.6IYCEKIJTB ISIninIar Stnrle. ranr.mlnß 1 remeiidtrua _-3s>loslve Fore;. gentleman well acquainted with roperies of nitroglycerine says of errible explosive: have had a good deal to do with glycerine, I did some ImporUnt ument work, such 3s the making cakwaters, where the rock was ht to me in large pieces, and we j blow it up, affd used nitro-gly. I for that purpose. It is the mo. t active thing you can conceive of. A little cartridge of it as thick as the end or' a musket barrel dropped to the bottom of an oil well will shatter the most tremendous primitive rock. Ton ! can take a piece of it half as big as your I hand, and it will blow a rock ns big as this room in which we are sitting all Riders. I can tell you of a very lar property about nitro-glycßr- On one occasion an ordinance idssed in a certain city where I loing public work, imposing a penalty of $500 for bringing nitro-gly cerine within the city limits. I had to have it, so I told my foreman to put that glycerine under my table, at which I sat writing. As it is exploded by concussion, you may imagine that for a few days I was a little skittish. There was enough glycerine there con cealed by that tablecloth to have blown up half a dozen blocks of that city, i People used to come into my room, sit I a few minutes and suddenly one (it more would put their hands to their head and complain of headache. Not being subject to headaches myself, 1 could not understand it. I suppose that from one-half to three-fourths of ! all my visitors who sat with me mare than ten minutes would have those headaches. One day a man came into my office who had been blowing out oil-wells in Pennsylvania. He sat there fifteen minutes and suddenly said, 'Why, I bave a headache; you must have nitre-glycerine here.' 'Oh. no,' said I, with a smile. 'Yes.' said he, 'this is a nitro-glycerine heada- he- I think 1 smell it, too.' He began to sniff his nose. There is a very slight odor, hardly perceptible, in the stuff, \ an<\ \X 100, H yyfee » v>ox ot lard. "Wi)li this my Waiter lifted ihe tablecloth and said, 'Have you got it there r' pointing to the boxes. 'Yes,' said J, j with a laugh, 'that is nitro-glycerine.' I 'Well,' said he, 'it gives the headache to a large proportion of people who Bit ; near it'" "Did you have any accidents ?" said i L "No, I did not; but a fellow con tractor, who was doing some work in Canada,was driven out of that country by an accident that happened to him in a very simple way. He had been using nitro-glycerine, and it is suppos ed that some of it got spilled on the tire of a wagon, which was left un moved for some time. One day he hitched a horse to tho wagon and start- I ed to drive it off, and then that small amount of stuff adhering to tho tire blew up and really destroyed two thirds of that little town. The people around were killed, the hotel was blown to pieces, two or three blocks were devastated, and my associate was unable to do any contracting work in Canada He hastily sold what he lell ttiere to a native, and crossed the river Rcame away, otherwise they would sued him for all the damage done a* to-u." I Shooting a Zebra had sighted a herd feeding and ing toward me. These were the I had seen so very close, and more itif _, sleek, well-groomed looking I nals I never saw. It seemed jst a pity to lay them low with the et. Tho big stallion of the troop ' coming toward tne. I fired, he w up bis head . ' I missed; and y they a"l wenc tit Iter skelter tering over the stony ground. I ped on the mare and galloped after n as hard as I could go, then off in, and as they r e disappearing I taged to hit the stallion behind, again, loading as I galloped; after n si_ or seven minutes sighted n again. The stallion by this time in the rear and blted;ng. He ed as if he were going to give in. rever, after pressing bim a little -, I closed up to him, and then at moment a mare darted out from herd and tried to make him return; the pace was too good and he left> and gradually edged away from tho I<. We were now going as bard er we could. I got close up to and placing the gun between the of my mare tired. He staggered; tl again, and he rolled over and _ a complete somersault, landing is back, all bis four legs quivering c air. Tbe mare bad to stop sud ' shcrt and throw herself back on launches, or she would have been on tbe top of him. It was a most ex rating gallop. The animal was quite . » —X»__»» TtihL VOL."II—NO. 45 Hope and Despair. ' A'i tipon t summer sea ! Bulling in an arg.vy— Tt«i*Ci' ) lutes nri'l viols soundinß, While the sMp o'cir wa.eUiiai boasdinfc Skim- the bnrhiL-e ol tho sea. AU the ltroi; are wreathed with Voo3b?B». Jcnmmine ruiil e£l»ntine; White lilies —r. dlest rosea bti-i-w the th ck in scented posies, ! And Uia cordago Is a vine. Bui licht _lenru9 in golden nicsliee- Dri- .1 -.. the loum in pearly tresses Tbroirjib tho interlneo of flnwers- Bn aka thulium in sdvor ahuwer* AU udown the golden inesae3. : * * • * ' Stealing down [i gloottij rirei', WMN dull .iter &m: ** ejniveri From a ha " Nevereen-in. with trio uv'rro*— j Mournful bark ipou ■•■ Oyprew, rosonmo and rue, Branches lioin tlic somber yew, Oa the deck are withered lynu While Ihe night breize sadly bighine- Wafta the odor uf tho rue. Sullen clonds obscure the moon, D.irkne-s cometh all too soon! Black the clouds and black the river, Bl'iek the burk and oh, the shiver tt sinks beneath the mtwa! PUIfJENT PAItVGRAPnS. A sound education can only be ob tamed from a music master. "Come around next stewsday," sals' the hotel cook to the oysfcerman. It Is not exactly polite to refer to a deceased person as your warm friend A Western man claims to have bur ied twenty wives. He is a grave-dig I ger, and they wer6 not his own. A rather cynical lady, somewhat Ol afliit, says most men, like colds, art very easily caught, difficult to get rW A professor is lecturing on "After Man—What?" We are not good on conundrnms and give it up, unless it When a woman chases a tramp out of the back yard with a kettle of boil ing water in her hand, can you speak of her as being in hut pursuit! The waiter inferred thnt 'he guess I had taken a VvUle bomtthi.:- "jfTort supper from the mere fact of Lis o/ dering "tied fraters and chork pops.' A man has invented a char that can jbe adjusted in 800 different positions, and yet a man wbo suspected his wife was going to ask him about where he was the night before, couldn't get into a position in that chair which seemed comfortable. I Conjugal affection depends largely upon mutual confidence. "I make It a rule to tell my wife everything that happens. In this way, we avoid any misunderstanding," said a wiseacre to a friend.' Not to be outdone in gener osity, the good friend replied: "Well, sir, you are not so open and frank as I am, for I tell my wife a great many I things that never happen." S!j_ 1 I I—UL-LJ An Astrologer Dead. [ Andrew Jaquith, who died at the JSt James Hotel, Washington, D. 0, recently, was better known as Prof. George Greggs, the astrologist. He had au oflice where he received visits daily from numbers of persons who sought to know from him something of the future. Mr. Jaquith for a short time was a dry-goods clerk in Boston, but from a child he had taken an interest in what he called tho "science of as trology,' - and after having read much on tbe subject, he set h up about eight or ten years ago as a "professor." His reputation quickly grew, and be made money. In 1878 he came to New York and opened an oflice with even greater success. Not only was he vis ited by women and men who might bf I expected to be credulous, but among I his patrons were bankers and brokers and professional men, who sought hie I assistance in their speculations. Some of them are said to have paid him a regular weekly salary and to have vis ited him every day. His friends tell wonderful stories of his predictions, one of them having been, it is said, tbe as sassination of Garfield. The estimates placed upon the value of his practice vary, but $50 a day is considered not extravagant, as his clients extended throughout this country and parts of England. He is said to have cast 20,000 horoscopes. For the past two years Mr. Jaquith was in poor health, and he told his friends that he could not possibly live until 1884. He went to Washington some three weeks ago and died of consumption Professor Thurston, of the Steven's Institute of technology at Hoboken, laughs at the idea, recently promulgat ed, that the obelisk in Central par', is t concrete structure which can be easily reproduced in native material; He bad a piece of its companion, tbe Thames embankment obelisk, whlr-b consists of silex, mica and beautiful I aystals of cethoclase feldspar—in tux*.