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THE LAST oesmg.
When the time oomet formtto dte,
Tomorrow or some other day.
If Qod ahotxld bid me make reply
“What wouldst thoar 1 shell sap
-Oh, Clod, thy world w—greet end tele.
Yet give me to forget It oleea.
Kor vex me more with things that were,
And thingsthet might have been]
—1 loved and tolled, throve ill or well—
Lived certain years and murmured not.
Now grant me in that land to dwell.
Where all things are forgot!
-For others. Lord, the purging Ores,
The loves reknit, the crown, the palm;
For me, the death of all desires
In everlasting calm.’'
—London Academy
Royal Flute Player.
Frederick the Great made generous
presents to all musicians except flute
players. He played the flute remarka
bly wel,l himself, and his proficiency
sometimes led to acts that caused dis
appointment to his brother artists. A
famous! flutist once visited Potsdam
and asked permission to play to the king
hoping that Frederick would show his
appreciation of his skill by some valua
Frederick received him graciously
and listened attentively while he played
a difficult piece.
‘’You play very well," he said, "and
I am very glad to have heard a virtuoso
of such ability. J will give yon a proof
Of my satisfaction."
So saying he left the room. The mu
sician waited, guessing at the probable
nature of the “proof.”
Presently the king returned with his
own flute and played the same piece
which had just been executed for him.
Then he bade his visitor good day. say
“I have had the pleasure of hearing
you, and it was only fair that you should
hear me.”—Youth’s Companion.
Ho-w the Continents Attract Seas.
The effect of gravitation in heaping up
the sea waters upon the shores of conti
nents is one of the most interesting, as
well as the most curious and least con
sidered, facts in connection with old
oceans history. Thus the continents
are all situated at tops of great hills or
mountains of water, and to cross the At
lantic or any other ocean the ship has
to first go down the sloping sheet, cross
the valley and then climb the moun
tain of water on the other side before it
Bafely reaches a harbor.
In this connection the interesting cal
culation has been made that in mid
ocean on the Atlantic the depression is
about three-fourths of a mile below the
level of the water at coast line, while a
ship in traveling from San Francisco to
Yokohama, Japan, must cross a valley
at least a mile in depth.—St Louis Re
A Storage Battery Locomotive.
A storage battery locomotive has been
put into operation in Wurtemberg, run
ning from some paper mills at Ravens
burg to the station on the steam
railroad, about miles away
This locomotive, which hauls pas
sengers as well as freight, weighs
eight tons and carries 100 cells of a
gelatinous storage battery, which sup
ply current to the motor. The cells
weigh two tons. The line has no very
heavy grades. The locomotive makes
on an average four trips daily and hauls
a load of twenty tons between the two
points in twenty minutes. It seems to
do the work.—New York Telegram.
W. C. T. C. Booming Suffrage.
Mrs. Lizzie Hill Mills, president of the
Orange county (Cal.) W. C. T. U., writes;
“We are ‘booming’ suffrage. Our local
W. C. T. U. meets every week, and has
given this last month entirely to suffrage
and will give the coming one to the
same topic. We are taking up the
United States constitution and state
laws. We send out written invitations
to those who are not members of the
nnion, and people are getting aroused
and enthusiastic.”
Where the Proof Was.
Lawyer—Of course 1 don’t know what
his defense is, madam, but we can sue
him for breach of promise and see how
we come out. The proof of the pudding
is the eating, as they say.
Aggrieved Fair One (pensive, but bust
nesslike)—The proof of the pudding, sir
is these here love letters.—London Tit-
Never Poultice the Eye.
It is the prevailing custom among ig
norant people to put a poultice on an in
flamed eye, a thing which should never
tinder any circumstances be done. It is
sad to see the vast number of men, wom
en and children made blind for life by
this one thing.—Jenness Miller Illus
The Delights of a Honeymoon.
She—Look here! This is the third
handkerchief I have wet through with
bitter tears!
He (very coolly)—Nothing but useless
expense! That’s how the washing bill
runs up.—Popolo Romano.
Do not draw a check unless you have
the money in bank or in yonr possession
to deposit. Don’t test the courage or
generosity of yonr bank by presenting
or allowing to be presented your check
for a larger sum than your balance.
Mr. Stanford has endowed the Leland
Stanford Junior .university, which is
raslly a sort of home school for poor
children, with property and money
amounting to about $10,000,000.
A certain duration of a luminous im
pression is neoessary to produce an effect
on the retina; hence it is that we do not
see a very rapidly moving object, such as
a bullet fired from a gun.
Without its atmosphere, which serves
m a coverlet to protect it against the
fearful coldeof space, the surface of the
earth would be frozen like that of the
•ideal moon. j
▲ device that works wall in keeping
loose waste paper out of the parks of
Chkflgo fathe placing of big trash bas>
beta about on foe lawns oaths.
■ ■aSS*VvV a * •<: ■Z : v •i •v' •.
flsfiala Dave Silver.
Everybody who took a trip on the
Missouri a dozen or twentyyeara ago
remembers Captain Dave Silver, one of
the handsomest men that ever guided
the destinies of those old timers. Cap
tain Silver is still alive—he is some*
-where in the south, 1 think. But wher
ever he is, he is still the courtly, stately
figure that used to stand forward and
bow to the passengers leaving the boat
at Jefferson City, St. Joe, Omaha or
Kansas City—Westport Landing it was
then. They all knew young, handsome
Dave Silver — they all liked to ride on
his boat. It was the Lucas, I think, one
of the fastest that ever rode the river.
She wore the champion’s deer horns on
the pilot house for years.
It was hard on Captain Silver for all
of the floating palaces to pass ont of the
river forever, but he had another mis
fortune. He had a brother. How he
loved him! They were inseparable. One
day they were standing near the rail of
a big boat just as she was pushing off.
The brother leaned forward a bit, the
rail broke, and before Captain Dave
conld catch him the man had fallen into
the water. The boat swung around at
that instant and poor Silver was dragged
under the wheel.
“It’s Joe!” gasped Captain Dave. That
was all he said. He had seen his broth
er go under the vicious paddles, and he
fell into a partial faint. That was one
of the reasons that this tall, handsome
man, with the elegant manner and gray
hair and beard, left the Missouri for the
low banked streams of the far south.—
Detroit Free Press.
Auroras Forty Miles High.
The scientists of the Royal Danish
academy have made public the results
sf some interesting experiments, which
were conducted for the sole purpose of
ascertaining the exact, or at any rate
the approximate, height of the aurora
borealis. At Godthaab M. Adam Paul
sen, with two theodolites situated only
four miles apart, found that the height
of different auroral displays varied from
one to forty miles! Near Cape Fare
well, with a base line of three-fourths
of a mile in length, the best calcula
tions obtainable placed different aurora*
at from one to ten miles in height; at
Spitzbergen it was shown that they
range from a height of one-third of a
mile to eighteen miles.
In this case it will not prove uninter
esting to mention some of the remark
ble opinions entertained by the early ex
perimenters in this line. Flogel esti
mated the height of the various aurora*
observed by him at from 90 to 310 miles
above the earth; Reimann found that
one observed by him was at least 500
miles high, and Nordenskjold’s earlier
deductions gave snch phenomena an av
erage height of 125 miles. Then Leem
strome came forward with the announce
ment that he had taken notes and ob
servations on an auroral display that
was not separated from the earth by
more than 1,000 feet, while Hildebrand
son concurred to the extent of declaring
that many of the displays were below
the clouds.—St. Louis Republic.
Dr. Mackenzie’s Kindness.
Here is a story about Sir Morell Mac
kenzie which gives a typical instance of
his kindness to nonpaying patients.
A wretched girl tried to commit sui
cide by drinking carbolic acid. She in
jured her throat fearfully, and in hospi
tal came under the notice of Sir Morel;
for a few weeks. She lingered on (being
mortally injured) for fifteen months,
and when lying dying ii Her miserable
home longed and longed t see ‘ her doc
tor’ again. At last, persuaded by her
entreaties, I said I would go to Harley
street and ask him if he would visit her,
though I could not reasonably hope for
any success.
“Can I help her?” he asked.
“Not physically, but it would give her !
untold comfort.”
“All right, I’ll go,” and go he did that i
very evening, and, at the farthest verg
of an east end slum, sat by the girl
suggested one or two simple alleviations,
called her “my dear,” and left her with
two sovereigns squeezed up in her hand
She died next day, but she had seen
“her doctor.” —London Tit-Bits.
Appearances Are Deceptive.
He looked every inch the hog, but he
He sat inside a Cottage Grove avenue
car, while two woineD and a man stood
just in front of him. One woman held
on to a strap, while the other wabbled
about in a manner very disconcerting to
a man who was sitting
Glancing up uneasily he discovered
the cause. The man who was standing
was grasping two straps in one hand.
The man who was sitting may have
resembled the street car hog, but, as we
have said, he wasn’t, not by a long shot.
Reaching up, he touched the man on
the shoulder.
“I beg pardon, but won’t you let this
lady have one of those straps?”
Then he drew hi* pet corn from under
the seat and resigned himself to his
paper.—Chicago News Record.
A Growing Industry.
Inventive ingenuity of the highest
order is constantly at work to discover
uses for paper, while the manufacturer
and the inventor of papermaking ma
chinery are straining every energy to
improve the quality of the product, to
cheapen production or to provide special
grades for new uses. Judging from the
still undiminished flood of inventions, it
would appear that the industry is yet in
its infancy as compared with the influ
ence it is destined to exert on the com
fort, intelligence and advancement of
the human race.—Engineering Maga
A Word for tho Plagiarist.
The plagiarist, though an example of
misdirected effort, may serve to illus
trate how good can result from evil. He
very often confers a benefit by discover
ing some bit of wit or beauty that nearly
everybody else has forgotten. The pla
giarist who attracts attention must
needs be a man of considerable literary
discrimination.—Miles Ryan in Kate
Field’s Washington.
•!•• • ar*l On,
Patti’s wardrobe is somethin* that
fashion writers rave over. At every
performance she of course wears the
newest concert costume. In the opera
that follows she wean the drew requi
site for the part she plays. The concert
costumes are the productions of the first
Parisian milliner, and one may be sure
that the wily milliner, getting an order
from Patti, would exert himself for this
queen of song as he would for no crowned
Her jewels are the most elaborate
worn by any woman outside of royalty,
end even royalty’s gems fade before her
matchless collection of emeralds. In
some concerts Mme. Patti wears a cos
tume of pink, and silver brocade, over
which is worn a delicate green satin de
imperatrice. With this costume she
wears a dog collar of emeralds set with
diamonds, a bouquet of roses made of
diamonds and emeralds completely cov
ering the front of her bodice. Also a
tiara, garniture and comb of emeralds
and diamonds. This bit of jeweled orna
ment is said to be worth over $50,000. It
is a peculiarity of Patti’s that she will
wear nothing in the way of decoration
but what is absolutely real.
The jewel box and jewels in “Faust"
are her own, and the pearls are positively
real. Her courier, whenever she sings,
is on the stage, waits for madaxne in the
wings and accompanies her from the
stage to the dressing room—that is, when
her careful husband, Signor Nicolini, is
not around. He is very careful of his
precious wife, and she is never on the
stage but that he is an intent observer of
everything that is going on.
Patti’s passion, of course, is her appear
ance before the public. She is one of
those creatures who, without the excite
ment of public applause, could hardly
•xist. The applause of the public is
positively meat and drink for her.
There is no debutante more eager to
know whether she has done well than is
Patti at this day. She comes off the
stage smiling and pleased.
Her eyes sparkle, and the first thing
she asks her husband is: “Well, was
that good? Listen how pleased they
are.” On being reassured that she ns
the darling of the public’s heart, she is
in an ecstasy of pleasure, and for the
next performance she is all the more
eager to do her best. It is this wonder
ful desire to be at her best that upholds
her in her magnificent art.
There are few people who have
achieved the fortune, the fame and the
great notoriety that Patti has who would
deny themselves the many lmman priv
ileges that she does merely to preserve
her voice and to be able to maintain the
matchless charm of her art.
At every hotel where rooms are en
gaged for herself special stipulation is
made and rooms selected for her servants
as well. The price is never an object.
Mme. Patti and suite generally occupy
about ten rooms and a parlor in every
city in which she sings. Sue gives two
concerts a week, and never travels on
the day she sings. She requires perfect
rest and refuses to speak to any one on
the day of a concert.—Spare Moments.
The Doctor and HU Patient.
Dr. P enjoys a very large practice,
and hardly finds time to take his much
needed rest.
One day Dr. P , who had company
to dinner, sat quietly chatting in a cor
ner of the drawing room, when he was
told that a patient had come to see him
who was strongly recommended by
some fellow practitioners. The doctor
submitted with a bad grace and stepped
into his surgery.
Our physician was in the habit of as
certaining the condition of the patient
by asking him to count, and generally
stopped him at thirty or thirty-five—
quite long enough for the purpose. This
time also Dr. P asked his patient to
count. Time passed on, and the guests
began to feel alarmed at his protracted
absence. One of them opened the sur
gery door. Dr. P had gone to sleep
in his armchair, and the patient had
counted up to b,6-12.—Matin.
Chinese Surgery.
Like most things in China, the prac
tice of surgery differs considerably from
that in vogue in less enlightened west
ern countries. Bone setting in the Ce
lestial empire is a complicated affair, and
doubtless much more efficacious than
European methods. In setting a frac
tured limb the surgeon does not attempt
to bring the bones together, but merely
wraps the limb in red clay, inserting
some strips of bamboo into the clay.
These strips are swathed in bandages,
and in the outer bandage the head of a
live chicken is placed. Here comes in
the superior science of the Celestial.
After the bandage has been secured the
fowl is beheaded and its blood is al
lowed to penetrate the fracture, for it
nourishes the fractured limb and is
“heap good medicine.”—London Hos
America’s First Lighthouse.
The first lighthouse built on this con
tinent was at St., Augustine, Fla. Its
chief use was as a lookout, whence the
Spanish people of the town could see
vessels approaching from Spain or get l
notice of the coming of foes in time to
runaway. The tower attracted the at
tention of Francis Drake as he was sail
ing along the coast with his fleet of high
pooped ships on his way home from pil-,
laging the cities of the Spanish main.
So he stopped long enough to loot the
town and destroy what he conld not
take away.—Washington Star.
- ■
What Ailed Her.
At the excursion given the “Little
Mothers” the other day a four-year-old
baby towed by the big sister wae made
ill by the ride on the cars. Vomiting
was the result.
“Yon were sick at yonr stomach, were
you not, dear?” said one of the custo
dians kindly.
“No, I wasn’t,” explained the wee
mite; “my eat was too near vaj tongue.”
—New York Recorder.
Mrs. William Lohr
Of Freeport, 111., began to fail rapidly, lost all
appetite and got into a serious condition from
nvenoncia She could not eat vege-
Ujopvpdlu tables or meat,and even
toast distressed her. Had to give up house
work. In a week after taking
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
She felt a little better. Could keep more food
on her stomach and grew stronger. She took
3 bottles, has a good appetite, sained 22 lbs.,
does her work easily, is now in perfect health.
HOOD’B PILLB are the best after-dinner
Fills. They assist digestion and cure headache.
Cholera infantum has lost its terrors
since the introduction of Chamberlain’s
Colic, Cholera and Diarrboei Remedy.
When that remedy is used an 1 the treat
ment as directed with each houle is
followed, a cure is certain. Mr. A. W.
Walter, a prominent merchant at Walters
brrp, 111., says: “It cured my baby boy of
cholera infantum after several oilier
remedies had failed. The child was so low
•hat he s etneci almost beyond the aid of
human hands or reach ol any medicine.”
25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by M.
Lively Druggist.
Booth's Dt Character.
It was in a high priced restaurant.
They were discussing the characters in
which Booth had been most successful,
and the young man with a blond mus
tache was satisfied that Hamlet was by
far his best part.
“If you ever saw him in that part
when he was at his best,” he said, “you
wouldn’t dispute the assertion for a mo
“Saw him!” exclaimed the man with
the dark l>eard scornfully. “I’ve seen
him in al>out everything he ever played.
Why, his Hamlet was poor compared
with some of his other characters. His
Othello was better than his Hamlet, and
his Macbeth”
“Macbeth!” broke in the young man
with the blond mustache. “Why, that
wasn’t up to Romeo, and that’s saying a
good deal. His Shy lock was better than
his Othello.”
Every one in earshot was intereste&by
this time, but just as the man with the
dark beard was beginning a scathing
retort with some side remarks about the
“Fool’s Revenge” the little fellow with
the single eyeglass roused himself And
“I say! You’re both wrong, you know.
Fm not much on drama, but Booth never
played anything as well as he did Shake
speare, ’’—Detroit Free Press.
Specimen Cases.
S. H. Clifford, N*w Cassel, Wi.*., was
troubled with neuralgia and rLeumatisra,
h’s stomach was disordered, lus liver was
affected ’o an alarming degree, appetite
fell away, and lie was terribly reduced in
flesh and str- ngtlx. Three bottles of
Electric Bitters cur and him.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisburg, 111., had
a running sore on his leg of eight > ears’
standing. Used three bottles of Electric
Bitters and seven boxes of Bucklen’s
Arnica Salve and his leg is sound and
well. John Speiker, Catawba, 0., had
five lame fever sores on his leg. doctors
said he was incurable. One bottle Elec
tric Bitters and one box Bueklen’s Arnica
Salve cured him entirely. Sold at M.
Lively’s drug store.
Polite Photographer*.
The knack which French photogra
phers, and especially those of Pan
possess in relieving their sitters of a
constrained and distressed look whtb
sitting for their portraits has long been
the envy and perplexity of photogra
phers of other nations. An America;:
photographer, on a recent visit to Pan.-
took pains to study the means by which
this very desirable result was reached
He reports that it all lies in a very
simple device, which well illustrate
the nature of the Frenchman.
When a lady, for instance, is sit tin:
to a photographer for a portrait, tin
operator does not, in a perfunctoi \
manner, coldly request her to "Loo'
pleasant now, ma’am!” He says to hei
in the most natural and graceful man
ner in the world:
“It’s quite unnecessary to ask madam
to look pleasant; she could not look
The lady of course acknowledges the
compliment with her most graciou>
and highbred smile. “Click!” goes the
camera and the picture is obtained, tv
vealing. the sitter at her high water
mark, as it were. —Youth’s Companion
Pretty Poor Pickings.
Findings are popularly supposed to be
long to the sweeper, but one of jthe
street sweepers of Portland observes that
his is a very disappointing job. He has
found only a one cent piece and a short
lead pencil during his term of office and
is disgusted with politics. -Lewiston
Scrofula is that impurity in the blood
which accumulating in the glands of the
neck, produced unsightly lump-*, or swell*
iocs, which causes painful, running sores
on the arms, legs or feet, which develop*
ulcers in the eats, eyes or nos* 1 , often caus
ing blindness and deafness, which is the
origin of pimples, esneerous growths and
many other manifestations usually ascribed
to “humors.” P. P. P. is the friend in
need. A coarse of this valuab’e blood pu
rifier and you will be a well man. If yon
suffer from scrolula in any of its various
forme, be sure to take P. F. P.
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