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j. c. BARKER, fahUahar. ENOXV1LLE. Ilt IOWA, after a while. BY XiSII KADCLirFB JHJTLKK. w i e i s a e a u i u a y T„7ftorm will be ended and brighter the sun, 4 we»rines* the Uck will he done, 1-me sweet thing is coming to every one Alter a while. After a while is a prosperous day' £~.we shall have all the wisdom we Mad: Aflr earnest endeavor* shall always succeed, ft every idea, expand to a deed,^ a while is an affluent day, When our fugitive treasure shall all be cure, And we shall forget that we ever were poor, ^jjCD patience shall blossom and friendship endure, After a while. After a wbUe is a halcyon day, wiin the love we have lavished our bosom stall bless Then shall be true every hand that we press, •rL hearts we confide in, the lips we caress, Tbe Aite,. A(ter a whUe. a while, 'tis a merciful day, cned with all comfort and free from all tear, Aad thrilled with all leve. Ah! if only'twas U hat UuTday of the month and the menth of the year, After a while. After a while. Tli far-away time For now. while impatiently counting, I see Tis not in the calendar open to me, it must be in God's, in the life that's to be, After a while. —A7. Y. Independent. SOW WHAT Tor WOULD REAP. BY I8ADOKK BOGER8. It was harvest time at Farmer Dobson\s, apd halt a dozen stalwart men stood ar»und the well, washing their hardened hands and bathing their sweat-stained feces, preparatory to going to dinner. They were all there, snatching a moment's jfst before tbe ^rst summons to the noon fev meal, except the very weakest and ^earie&t of them all. Tommy Dobson, Hie farmer's son. had reached his four teenth year, and was expected to do a Ban's work in the harvest field and al though there are plenty of lazy boys who iUivc too little energy to hurt themselves, Or allow anvone else to, when it is said that a boy is doing a man's work it gen erally means that he is doing a great deal more. The long, warm days, wifli their hard labor, were rather trying to Mr. Dobson, and he felt that early rising was not beneficial to him, and one rests so will in the cool morning hour that he thought best to take advantage of it. And Bow that Tommy was old enough to at tend to little matters about the premises there was no reason why he should not in dulge in the luxury of an extra hour's iwl. and so Tommy was called at four o'clock in the morning to get up and make the fire, and milk the cows, and feed the calves, and carry swill to the hogs, and feed, water and harness the horses, and attend to tilings in general, like a dutiful son, while his father refreshed himself with a morning nap. On this particular morning, after Tommy had been busy for not iess than two hours be fore any ether hand commenced work, they proceeded to a field about half a mile from Ac house. As Air. Dobson was about to Start the reaper something was found to It slightly out of order, and upon looking k the tool-box for the wrench it wtu liund to be missing. I'Tom. you've had that wrench what |jd sou do* with it?" asked Mr. Dobson. "l haven't seen it, father." Where's it gone to, then? Of course ynuhave, or it Would be here. Go to the barn and hunt it up, and lie lively about it. for we can't afford to wait long." I don't know where to look, father." "Look where you had it in the wagon, for instance," said Mr. Dobson, suddenly recollecting of using and laying it there himself and the boy started hack, while [he strong, unwearied men sat down under a tree to wait for him. When the reaper started Tommy bound with the rest, and although he did no more than any other hand it taxed his strength more severely, and he was the weariest one in the lot when the bell sounded for dinner. The men went directly to the house, leaving the boy to unharness and feed the team, and it was net until they were half through eating that he found time to go to the ta ble. When they had finished the meal they went out and sat under the trees to rest for half an hour before going to the field again. Tommy had scarcely swal lowed the last mouthful whea Mr. Dobson and some matches. forgot to bring in that jug," he said, as Tommy made his ap pearance with the desired articles. Tom, you'll have time to go and get it before we so work a?ain," and for the third time tnat day the boy started off through the hot ton to the furthest corner of the farm. Why. how long you have liecn," said Mr. I).. as Tommy came walking slowly and wearily back to where they were rest ing. "When 1 was of your age 1 could have walked that distance in half the time. Horry up, now, and harness the horses. Take ho other span this time half a day is long enough for one team to draw that reaper—not but that they could do it welt enough, but my horses are in good condi» tkwi and I mean to keep them so. Go in the house and get my hat first. I'll till the jug. You've been gone so long that you won't have time, and I can't keep half ft dozen liands waiting on your slow mo tions." Tommy, bring in an armful of wood," said Mrs. Dobson, as he entered the house. Oh, mother, I am so tired I do wish 1 Gould sit down just a little while." 4' Ho am I tired, but I can't stop for ttftt it is the busy season, now, you know, and we ail have to work if we are lilfed." If I should ever be a man I won't work on a farm if there's anything else I can do," said the b^y. as he laid the wood carefully into the )h»x. "^hy, it's the pleasantest life in the Wrld," said Mrs. Dobson. "I ho|e you WOn't be getting such notions as that into your head after all that we have done for you. It is your duty to stay and care for OS in our old age." It isn't living on a farm that is so hard, •Mkybe, but being a boy is the worst part it. If I was a man I could go out there under the trees and sit down and have a little rest, perhaps," muttered Tommy, teking his father's hat from its accustomed pate and going out. He brought the horses r^Lindj and Mr.. Dobson said: "Tom, did you carry any swill to the tegs since you came from the field P' No." u You careless boy, you wouldn't do W*iat If didn't attend to & Gtv« me the lines and I'll^ drive on, and you can go and give them'a couple of pailfuis and overtake us before we get to work." And if Tommy Dobson does not take care of his parents in their old age he will be considered a very undutiful son. And let me ask every parent who ex pects such a service from their children one question: Do you deserve it? Of course every child owes a duty to its parents, but do not the parents also owe a duty to the child? Have you any right to recruit your own strength and take your own ease by imposing an extra burden upon your child? Did vou ever con sider that the half-grown limbs were not made of cast-iron, but could grow weary as well as your own? I have seen men, and women too, that seenx-4 to cousider that the sole object of their children's ex istence was to serve them, and if the qualities of love and tenderness and sympathy and consideration are not among the principles winch govern the conduct of the parent in the helpless years of the child's dependence, how can lie expect all these qualities to spring spontaneously from tlie heart of his offspring as soon as he has outgrown his childish dependence and his father's authority, ami be freely lavished upon the parent who has never bestowed them? Who can expect to reap what lie has not sown? Recollec tions of injustice and thoughtless cruelty will not fade from the memory at will, but continue to haunt the mind that fain would banish them through all the long years that intervene between the cradle and the grave. Every parent should entitled to the respect of his children, but if he sees lit to wrap himself in a mantle of selfish ness and exercise his authority, not for the good of the child, hut for the purjxrae of securing his own ease and comfort, and through an abuse of his almost unlimited power tramples upon rights just as sacred as his own, how can he expect the strong man to turn back from his own pursuits and inclinations and lift him in his arms and carry him over the rugged spots in his second childhood with a tenderness which never was bestaw'ed upon the sou in his boyhood? Right here in this very neigh borhood are two living examples of the principles to which this article has refer ence. At Hickory Grove resides an old gentleman who is fast approaching his ninetieth year. His mind is yet strong, and his conversation is full of wisdom. His kindly, genial nature wins the good will of all with whom he conies in con tact, and the name ot Grandpa Whiting is reverently mentioned by old and young. Two of the most valuable and beautiful farms lie side by side, sheltered by the grove on one side and washed by the Iowa River on the other, and living upon these are his two sons. The younger longs to ioin ,a party equipped for the Black Hills, and with all that eager desire for ad venture and exploration among the excit ing scenes of the far West, with no other tie to bind him, he remains willingly with his parents, kindly and lovingly helping his brother to remove every shadow of care and perplexity from the remainder of their earthly pilgrimage. Although wealth might secure him from mere physical want, could it buy the still greater blessing of filial affection? And is it not evident that they are only reaping as thev have sown? The other is a feeble old man who wandered aimlessly up and down the road leading from Amsterdam to Belmont,stop ping wherever he could obtain shelter, anywhere rather than witii his son, a strong and healthy man, abundantly able, as far as physical strength was concerned, to provide for his aged parent, but for some reason failing to do so, until the community wearied of his frequent visits, provided him a shelter or home at their own expense and durintr bis visits at our own house I learned enough of his past life U believe that, pitiable as was his con dition, he also was reaping as he had sown. —Ohio Fanner. Boiling Lake In Dominica. 4he announcement of the discovery of a boiling lake in the Island of Dominica, or Dominique, was made in these columns a few weeks ago. Since then the Trinidad (JhronicU has published an account of a visit to the spring by Mr. H. Prestoe, Su perintendent of the 'Trinidad Botanic. Gar dens. The lake lies in the mountains be hind the village of Roseau, and in a vil lage abounding in solfataras. It is said to be two miles in circumference, and on its north and south shores is inclosed with precipitous banks some sixty feet in height. The temperature of the lake ranges from 180 deg. to 190 deg. Fahr. The point of ebullition varies somewhat, but consists of a cone of water rising rom two to four feet above the general surface, and sometimes divides into three smaller (rones. No detonations occur, but during the ebullition the whole surface of the lake is violently agitated. The water is colored a deep, dull gray, and is highly charged with sulphur and decomposed rock. A sulphurous vapor rises with equal density over the entire lake, there leing no sudden ejection of gas at the point of ebullition. The outlet of the lake is constantly deepening and lowering the level of the water, hence Mr. Prestoe con jectures that the lake will ultimately be changed into a geyser. The banks of the lake are also constantly crumbling, and their fall will in time fill up the basin of the geyser and resolve it into innumerable solfataras. No bottom was found with a plummet line of 195 feet dropped wn ten feet from the shore of the lake.—Chi cago Tribune. Intelligence of Bee*. A writer in the Ijondon Spectator vouches for the truth of the fojowinj story, which certainly shows that liees have the power of communicating with each other, and also of concerting a sa gacious and successful plan of action: A boy, amusing himself with a pet jackdaw in the garden one evening, approached an aviary, and the bird hopped on the plat form in front of one of the hives. The bees had nearly all come home from their day's lalior. but the few laggard* hovering about their door a.* Jack stood beside it were instantly snapped up by him. This massacre had continued for a minute or so when some bees issued from the ooor the hive as if to reconnoiter. They were dispatched like the rest and then there came an ominous pause. No bee made himself visible, but there was a loud, an grv hum of excitement within the hive. Presently there joured from the outlet of the citadel a swill, strong, unbroken stream of lees aimed directly at the offending jackdaw. He was attacked on every side, and. overpowered by numbers, fled at once but rapidly as he shot away he could but keep neck and neck with his pursuers, that like a cloud enveloped him for the distance of nearly a mile. He then fell fluttering to the earth and the boy picked him up with his eye* closed and bis head swollen to twice its natural —One of the hardest trials of life is to shed tears at the news that your wife's un ctt has died and left her **,000. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. —Thev now make fans with a pocket in the handle to hold a euchre deck. There is, indeed, no limit to genius. —Half a ton of raspberries are packed and shipped daily during their season by a small fruit-packer of Bangor, Me. —A man is 1,95V times as large as a common honey-bee. and yet it is useless to try and argue the matter with the bee. Furnish your own kerosene," says a sign hung to the door of a Leavenworth man who nad four marriageable daugh ters. —The New York Tim** advises every citizen who gets robbed to march the rob ber to the police station. That's sensible advice. —It is the Milwaukee News which dis covers that the malleable gla**s will be more like truth than ei er, because it will be elastic. —They wondered at theshortcollections in a Missouri church, and investigated to find that one of the collectors had tar in the top of his hat. —It may be that an Italian invented the wheel barrow, but this is the country where the social standing of the vehicle was first lilted up. —California jieople are careftil people. A murderer was cleared the other aay.be cause the charge read that he shot a man instead of stabbing him. —Lynchburg (Va.) women allow no tyrannical masculine assumptions of au periority. Eleven of them have been ar rested for illicit distilling. —A South Carolina woman took a pair of number seven shoes because she couid get them for the same price as number threes, but you hardly ever find a woman as sensible as that. —It is now fashionable in New York to have a negro carry the family infant around in place of the nurse or governess. If some aristocratic fool should go to church barefooted there'd be lots of other fools to follow his example.—Detroit Free l*ress. —Statistics fcliow that the average lon gevity of lawyers is greater than that of any other profession or class. They have more sins to repent of than any other peo ple, consequently require more time, and it is kind and thoughtful in Providence to indulge them. —The boy that was too feeble a month ago to drag himself to school and home again goes around now letting other boys "feel of his muscle," has the appetite of a shark and plays first base in a ball game five hours a day without in the least im pairing his energy. Curious, isn't it? —In Scotland they have narrow, open ditches, which they call sheep drains. A man was riding a donkey across a sheep pasture, but when the animal came to a sheep drain he would not go over it. So the man rode him back a short distance, turned him round, and applied the whip, thinking of course that the donkey when going at the top of his sjieed would jump the drain before he knew it. But not so. When the donkey got to the drain he stopped all of a sudden, and the man went over my Neddy's head. No sooner had he touched the" ground than he got up, and, looking the beast straight in the face, he said: Yerra wee! pitched but then boo are ye gaun tae get owcr yersel'?" —The other Sunday a Detroit minister preached a sermon on the sin of white lies and evasions, and he flattered himself that his congregation took every word tc heart. Next day he made a call on one of his parishioners, and as he mounted the front steps he heard one of the boys call out: "Ma! ma! the preacher's coming here!" "Great lands!" he heard her shout, and my hair's down and I've got this old dress on! Run to the door, Bill, and tell him I went to Grosse Isle on a church excursion!" "Oh, no, I hate to," replied the boy. Go—go quick—hurry up, or I'll tan you till you can't raise a footshe urged, and the lad went to the door and discouraged the preacher from making the call.—Dftroit Fret Press. —Not long ago a gentleman living near New York had a barn-raisingon his place, in which a number of his neighbors as sisted. In" accordance with old custom he brewed for thei* w itli his own hands sev eral gallons of punch, u|Htn which, being an exjiert, lie expended much labor and thought. When the ingredients had been combined to suit his taste he carried the punch in a bucket to the scene of ora tions, and invited the men to partake of it. They excused themselves for a few mo ments, wishing to complete their work, whereupon he placed the bucket upon a bench and retired. When about half an hour afterward the men prepared to do justice to the punch, they discovered to their consternation that the bucket was empty. The thief proved to l»e an Alder ney heifer, who was found in a very dis graceful state of intoxication. She had scented the fragrant concoction and drained it to the last drop The animal recovered the next day, but those for whom the punch was intended were obliged to quench their thirst with something else. Mother Finds er Thirteen Years' Boy After Searefc. Ynterday a woman met her son whom she had not seen for nearly his whole life. The circumstances are as follows: Seven teen years ago a New York merchant named Smith died, leaving a wife and four children. His business affairs were found to lx much involved, and it ap peared as if his debts would largely ex cced his asset*. A few weeks after his death a fifth child was born and Mrs. Smith, thinking that she would hardly be able to maintain so large a family, con sented to give the posthumous boy to the brother of her hushaud, a lawyer by pro fession. When the estate was settlod she received Iter dower, which she had not known she wiu. entitled to above all debt*, and found herself well to do. She then desired to take hack her youngest, but could not. The brother left the city, and after moving a number of times settled down in Grand Rapids. The boy grew up and passed for the real son of his adopted "father. A short time ago lie went to Kansas, but did not stay long, and on his return went to work in a plan ing mill. In the meantime his mother had married and w is searching for him with all her best endeavors. Again liecoining a widow she was united in due time to Mr B. P. Fairchild, a prominent New York mer chant, very wealthy, and he took up the search with energy, sparing no expense in following the boy. I'he other children had died except one, and the mother's heart yearned to again meet and embrace her Willy. Slowly and patiently the search was conducted until finally the couple, Mr. and Mrs Fairchild, came to graphed to. They drove out on Sunday and heard of a boy who answered the description, being named Willy Smith, and having just quit work in a mill at Grand Rapids. They left word for him to come to Jackson, but the boy. thinking lie might be alout to be ar rested. would not come, but his father did and met Mr. Fairchild yesterday. A few moments' conversation proved that this was not the Ixn and it seemed as if the clew was again lost. Fortunately, Mr. Smith had heard of another Willy Smith in Rives, and his description roused the spark of hope in the breast of the despondent mother. They drove out to the farm mentioned and found the object of their search at work in a harvest field. Though the l*y had not seen his mctlier since he was four years old, he at once recognized her. Their meeting was af fecting and too sacred to be touched on. The now happy party started yesterday for New York. Mr Smith, appreciating the feelings of the mother, has consented to the return of the 1* iy to her guardianship.—Jack#m Patriot. til Arwd Strength of Eorope. In a recent lecture delivered in London Capt. Vincent, of the Royal Berks militia, made a hasty review of the armed estab lishments of the different nations, the fol lowing leing, as he stated, the forces which each country ought to count upon in an hour of necessity: Holland—Sixty-eight battalions of in fantry of 5 companies 111 companies of engineers, transport corps, etc. 24 squad rons ol eavalry, 4 to a regiment lt bat teries of artillery ol guns, with a com batant" strength of 90,inlantry. armed with the Snider and Beaumont breech loadeis cavalry* with 10H bronze breech-loading ritlotf guns. Nary—1in ship-. 17 armor-plated, with 981 guns and men. Belgium—Eighty-four battalions (mostly of four companies of infantry), armed with Albini, Braendlin and Comhlain breech-loaders lfi com panics of engineers, 45 squadrons (14 to a regiment) of cavalry, 20 batteries (of 0 guns) of artillery, with a "combatant" total of 1510,000 infantry, 7,500 eavalry, and 152 guns, on the Prus sian sjstem. Sweden and Norway—One hundred and twenty two battalions, mostly armed with the I*. •mington 15 companies of engi neers, rts squadrons of cavalry, 40 batter ies of artillery, with l.V„\S00 infantry, 10,*i4lJ cavalry, and H22 guns, plus 20,000 volunteers. United Navies—Sixty-five ves sels i rive armor-plated), with 491 guns and 5,1'Xi men. I)t nmark—Five territorial brigades. 42 battalions of infantry, armed with the Snider and Remington rifle 28 companies of engineers, 21 squadrons of eavalry. 12 batteries artillery, with 36,050 foot, 2,ltX horse and guns. Navy—Thirty one st amers (six iron-clad), three ff which have been converted on the French model, and of the remainder the Odin, of Danish built, a turret eight-inch armor plated screw vessel, fitted with a jx-culiar steel rani six feet in length, and hidden, when not required, in the hull. The Odin carrie s four ten-inch nineteen-ton guns. Germany (including Bavaria)—Peace establishment, 18.079ofllcers, 101,059 men, 97,:'7'.t horses. War establishment, HI,4!5 oftic rs. |,27H,:iM men, with about 1,000,. 000 combatants, 270,920 horses, and 2,472 field guns. In addition, the new Land sti'4!!! bill provides an organized force for tlirrl'i ense of German hearths and homes. Tli| landsturni is divided into two classes. The tirst, including all able-bodied men not already in the armv, distributed into 2'.i.'! iiattafions, and calculated to produ e Ilj.'UOO men. This addition will bring the German war strength to over 1,700,000 men. Navy manned by some 9,000 of ficers ard men, the latter drawn bv eon scription from the seafaring population, estimated at H0,HM(, who on that account .are exempted from military service. Russia—War strength, 752,000 com batant infantry, 172,000 cavalry, with 2, TiiH guns, including 4W mitrailleuses. In t«n or fifteen years the land forces of the Kmpire will numlier 2,000,000 men, of which about three-fourths will lie com batant. Navy increasing every day in im portance. Numerically, strength aliout fiOO v ssels, including twenty-five ironclads, with an armament of over 1,500 guns. Turkey—170,:]70 regulars. 14H,f 80 re serves, 75,000 auxiliaries, 87 irregulars presenting a grand total of :150,000 com batant infantry, 21,000 cavalry, with H4b guns. Navy one of the finest in the world, commanded by an Englishman of no less ability than experience. Austria—Hungary—798,172 infantry, fl i,74fl cavalry a'nf 1,01ft guns. Navy thrown into the shade by the effort* that have been directed toward the army. Eight or ten iron-clads form the entire fleet. Italy—447,264 infantry, armed mostly with the Remington breech-loader, 15,850 cavalry, and 1,240 guns. Navy, doubtful Portugal —AIsiut 50,(XX) combatants and 100 guns on a war strength. Navy, about fifty ships not more than one-half sea worthy, with six iron clads now building in England. Switzerland—" Estimated" strength, 174,000 infantry, 5,000 cavaliy and 194 Suns. France—Army in process of reorganiza tion. Navy about 350 ships some 50 ir n-clads. In conclusion the lecturer said: "Of the fifteen States of Europe, seven have in troduced universal liability to military service: Germany, Russia, Austria. France, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland The armies of seven are recruited by con scription, or conscription aad enlistment, viz.: Hjmin, Turkey, Swtlen and Nor way, Holland, Belgium. Portugal and Grecc, while in England alone are we solely dependent on volnntary enlistment, frooking at the armies of huroje from every jioint of view, the rapidity with which they can be mobilized, fed from re serve* concentrated on any jMiint, main lained in the field, they may l»e arranged in the following recedenee: First-class— 1, Germany 2, Austria :i, Russia. 4, France. Second class—5. Italy 'J, En gland. Third class—7, Belgium 8, Tur key f)t Sweden and Norway 10, Holland 11, Denmark 12, Spain 1H, Portugal 14, Switzerland 15, Greece. Altogether, four armies of the first lass, two armies of the second and nine armies of the third, with, in round nurntiers, ajiaper strength of seven and a half millions and a com batant strength of five millions, with 15, 000 guns and a million and a quarter of horses Tbcvmhbh and Red Jacket, the famous old Indian chiefs whom our fathers and grandfathers knew rather more intimately than we did, had, in addition to th»*ir other virtues, a great love of tobacco, and Grand Rapids, having heard of Mr. Smith's the pipes they used are still in existence, residence there. On arriving there a few Tecumseh's is now owned by ari Ohio days since they found that Mr Smith and man, while a Harlem (N. Y.) resident Is wife had gone East, and that Willy had the proud possessor of lit Jacket's, left the mill and gone to work near i River Junction, in this county. Mr. James —Old maids should remember that mis* HanamiH tad ftwi wm singly« The Cholera. St. Louis reports a genuine ease of Astitffe cholera, resulting in the death of a prominent citizen on Tuesday hist. So far as we know this is the only case that has occurred in the United States this summer. As this is the season for the malady, however, and we still have six or eight weeks of hot weather before us, dur ing which it may make its appearance, a little reliable information regarding the character of the disease and its antidote may be given with profit. A year ago hist winter Congress passed a joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to detail a competent officer of the Medical Corps to inquire into the cause of the epidemic which prevailed in 1873 in some of the Southern cities, and make a detailed re port to the President. Surgeon Ely Mc Clelland was dispatched on this duty, and has made a very exhaustive report there on. He comes to the following conclu sions, all of which are supported by strong arguments and an exhaustive army of testimony: 1. Asiatic cholera Is infections, and re sults from organic poison gaining entrance into the alimentary canal and affecting the intestines. 2. An active agent in distributing the poison is found in the defecations of per sons suffering from the disea.se. 8. That this infectious matter, coming in contact and drying upon any objects like clothing, Ix-dding anu furniture, will retain the power of infection indefinitely. By this means outbreaks of the disease may occur at great distances from the seat of original infection. 4. That the specific poison which pro duces cholera originates alone In India and is transmitted to other countries through infected material. It has never shown itself in this country until after a pestilential march has been heirun in the Eastern world, and its appearance here is always preceded by the arrival of vessels infected by it. 5. Infection is accomplished through the respiratory and digestive organs. fi The violence of an epidemic in any given community is influenced by its san itary condition flnd not by the geological formation on which the community re sides. 7. That one attack of the disease gives no immunity from subsequent attacks but rather increases the probabilities of the latter. The first great preventive of the cholera is a rigid quarantine. New York observed this in 187!), and escaped four distinct ini portations of the disease from abroad. The danger from infected fabrics is eoually great with that from individuals, ami so it frequently happens that cases occur at re mote and isolated points from the sea Isiard, where the seeds have lieen carried in infected clothing or household goods of emigrants. The second great preventive is cleanliness—cleanliness of person and premises Disinfectants should lie freely and thoroughly used, and care should lw taken to exclude flies from the house (lur ing a cholera season, and especially pre vent them from coming in contact with food. I)r. McClelland thinks it lest for those who are able to leave during a chol era epidemic to do so and says, with Nie meyer, that they should be sure to start soon enough, go as far as |wssihle, and not return until the last trace of the disease has disappeared. Great care should taken in matters of dress and diet. All excesses should Ik' avoided. Collee, tea, chocoiate, the various condiments ami spices, butter, milk and eggs may be employed. Wine, brandy and malt liquors may, in certain cases.be allowed and, when used mod erately, are sometimes very useful, but must not lie employed to the legree of stimulation. The surgeon's report will, no doubt. In: regarded as a very valuable contribution to medical science. In con. nection with this subject Uie following recipe is given bv the New York Journal of Cornmert'f, which states that nothing it has ever known has acted so jx-rfectly in preventing cholera attacks, or as a euro for the ordinary complaints peculiar to the summer season: Take equal parts of tincture of opium, red |H pper, rhubarb, peppermint and cam phor, and mix them for u-t\ The dose is ten to twenty drops in three or four tea siMMiiifuls of water. "No one," says the Journal of Cummtrce, "who has this by him, and takes it in time, will ever have the cholera."—Chicago Inter-Ocean, July 81. Eighteen Thousand Feet Abovt the Earth In a Balloon. One of the m»st marvelous aerial voy. ages which it has ever been the lot of a journalist to record took place this after noon. ... At five we hovered over the Missouri River four miles below Alton, for ten minutes. It was clear that we were not a* high as the balloon would carry us, and the aeronaut, aftercxamining his valve-rojx! very carefully, and pressing the mouth of the balloon to lest, the pres. sure of the gas, suddenly emptied thecon tents of the sand-bag upon the (M-ople be. low. At least seventy-five tsxinds weje let out of the bag at once, ancl we shot up ward like un arrow The earth rolled from under us like a ball, and within ten sec onds we were oscillating one mile higher up amid clouds of surging vapors and cool winds that seemed to penetrate our very bones. Prof. Kinp at once begun to look serious and pale, intimating that we had ascended higher than it was safe, and that we bad IwUer descend. The barome tcr marked thirteen, and was n"i»g down. According to all human calculation we were over 18,000 feet above mother earth, considerably over three miles. The high est point ever made by Prof. King wiu four miles, over Mount Washington, in New Hampshire, nineteen years ago. The valve-rope was pulled to let out the gas, but the valve was subjected to »o great a pressure that it would not work well in fact, the valve would not work at all, and for twenty minutes we were sus pended, perfectly motionless, in the thinnest, rarest atmosphere the human lungs could jsmsibly stand. Our throats were seized with a painful swelling, and it was difficult to articu. late. The atmospheric pressure was so overpowering that we could scarcely hear. A tremendous roaring set in, and we had U scream to lie heard. We we re completely shut out from the earth all be low us was but a mass of clouds and mist, while in the far wist the sun struggled in the obscurity like a dark lantern at mid night. Above us there was no heavens nothing but a dark, impenetrable vapor. Our air-«hip apjs'ared to be motionless, but Uie wind, as 11 as it w as, whipped the canvas alxiut as if it would tear it to pieces. It was a terrible time, even for the resolute! King, who had made 200 voy ages before. He shook his head and con tinued te pull the valve-rope. Finally we began to descend, the Icy atmosphere sweeping us as if it would cleave ourskins from our Isxlics. We went down 1,00*1 feet, where the atmosphere was more tem perate, and a gentle current flowing U the aorthtva»t waited us acm» again at Alton on the way to Brighton and God frey. It was now our devout and earnest wish to go down until we reached the earth, but a new misfortune overt*ik us. While we thought we were descending beauti fully a sharp wind from the south struck us, almost careening the balloon and whirling us round and round at least three times. Roth of us thought that one of Prof. Tice's cyclones had caught us. To our su preme joy this rotarv motion was not con tinued, although a furious wind set in and sent us darting upward and northward at the rate of 1(K miles an hour. We were carried to a point, perhais, just above Jer seyville. 111., when the wind subsided, or we fell out of its course, and began to de scend again. From this time we In-gan to float narthward and southward until we could see the green fields below. The wind, changing again, began to drift us northward. We went over Alton, up the river and passed Godfrey. Aliout four miles north of Alton we began rapidly to descend, and within fifteen minutes of eight our drag-rope, 400 feet in length, be a n to drag among the trees below." Twice it caught slightly upon the branches of trees, rocking us to and fro but finally freeing itself, we called to the people lie low to catch our rope, but evervliody ran. Women and children tied across the helds, and dogs went howling after them. It was impossible to get anybody to hold us. We were approachinga large forest, and the dan ger of crushing in among the trees was im minent. We had no ballast, hut we threw over a roll of cord, a bundle of rope and the empty sand-bags, and thus relieved got up 2(H) feet above the trees, our dyig rope rustling in the branches all the time. Just on the other side of this wood, two miles from Brighton, we were observed by John Cramer and two of his hired hands, who had the good sense to catch our rope and draw us down to our native earth.— Brighton, III. (July 24) Oor. tit, GUbt-Democrat. PERSONAL AND LITERAtlT. —Asa Packer, now worth $20,(MX), 000 started out in life as a packer of pork. —The St. Louis liepublimn says that Eli Perkins' new look is well illustrated, and suggests "apiece of tripe with the convolutions done in gold lace." —When the son of Senator Robertson, of South Carolina, lifted his breakfast plate the other day, he found under it a check for 110,000, and then rcmemliered that it was his twenty tirst birthday —It is said that in slushing a swath around that Massachusetts meadow Joaquin Miller was seeking for inspira tion. And he would have got it, too, if he had hap|encd to jab into a bumble-bees' nest, which he didn't. —The ocean penny-jM«tage lately adopt ed was agitated thirty years ago by tne Hon. Ellhu Burritt. Mr. Duiritt received a few days since a postal card from an old friend in Lond n, congratulating him on the successful inauguration of his idea. -—Laura D. Fair, before the Probate Court, in San Francisco, the other clay, got an orderauthorizing the sale of some real estate standing in the name of her little daughter. As she asked for the favor she carelessly reached around towanl her hip pocket for her handkerchief,or something, and the Judge out with the order forth with. Everybody seems to hold that woman in respect out there. —Koely, the motor man, has "looka*" andthisis the way they aredcst-rllied He Is tall, nearly six feet high, with black, glossy hair, curling in short, loose ringlet# over a big head dark complexion, a large nose, ancfa form somewhat stooping. He dresses in dark, greasy.looking clothes, like mechanics, ami uses a scanty assort ment of tools in his shop." All of which is of no account unless his new power turns out a powerful sight" better than most people suspect. —Marshchalk, of the* Cartersvillc (Ga.) Standard says: I am, 1 think, the oldest printer in the State, though only fifty eight. In fact, 1 was born a printer. I am not joking. From reliable information I am abb to assure you that I was liora within two feet of a printing press, and that as soon as I was wrapped in swad dling clothes' my father spread some blankets u|Kin the lied of the press, and laying mc upon them said he would thus christen me a printer. The led of the press was my cradle, and my earliest recollec tion is of standing on a lsx in front of a case with a stick in my hand. I was so young thai 1 have no recollection when I began to set type. It seems t* DM that I always knew how." A Story for the Girls. Sit down on the |orch, children, iMl let me tell you aliout Aunt Rachel and the story she once told me. One 'lay, when I was about twelve years old, I had planned to go after strawberries, but Aunt Rachel said to me: A girl of your age should iK-gin to learn how to do housework. Take of! your hat, roll up your sleerea and help me to do tin* baking." I |ouicd and sighed and shed tears, but was encouraged by the promise that I might go after the baking. 1 nder good Aunt Rachel's direction I mixed a big loaf of bread, placcd it on a tin as bright as a new dollar, and was rubbing the flour oft my hands, when she called out: "This will never, never do, child you haven't scraped your bread-ImiwI clean." I shall never forget the picture she made standing there, her eyes regarding me sternly, one hand resting on her hip, while in the other she held the untidy bowl. "it will never do, child," she went on it is not only untidy, but it makes too much waste. To be a good house keeper you must learn to IK* economical. You have heard the story of the young man who wanted an ecmomical wife?" No," 1 answered, and I niijjht have added that I didn't wish to hear it, cither. "Well," she continued, "he was a very likely young man and he wanted a careful wife, so he thought of a way he could find out One morning he went to all upon the different girls of his acquaintance and asked them each for the scrapings of their bread-bowls to feed his horses. You see, they all wanted him, so they got all they could for him. Finally he found a girl who hadn't any, so he asked her to l»e his wife, liecause he thought she- must lie eco nomical. Now," said Aunt Rachel, tri umphantly, "suppose a young man should ask you for the scrapings of your bread bowl, what could you say What could I say'" I repeated, scorn fully, why, I'd tell him If he couldn't afford to buy oat* for his horses they might starve 1 wouldn't rob Uie pig to feed them." 1 suppose Aunt Rachel thought that lesson was all lost on me but, as true an you live, I never knead the bread to lllis day without thinking of her leMMH} lA economy.—lielroit Free f*rea*. —A rather stylish lady, upon asking a handsome youth as to his occupation, was informed that he was an "adjuster of movable alphabets." it was some time before die discovered that he uieaut he was simply u printer.