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J EISENHUTH, * JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, MILLIIEiM, FA. All business promptly attended to. collection of claims a specialty. Office opposite Klsenhuth's Drug Store. •\| USSER & SMITH, DEALERS IN Hardware. Stoves, Oils, Paints, Glass, Wa Paper.-, coach Trimmings, and Saddlery Ware, * c - ™ , All grades of Patent Wheels. Corner of Main and Penn Street*, Mlllhelm, Penna. "Tacob wolf, FASHIONABLE TAILOR. MILLHEIM, PA. Cutting a Specialty. „ , „ shop next door to Journal Book Store. jy£iLLHEiM BANKING CO,, MAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, PA. A. WALTER, cashier. DAV. KRAPK, Pres. HARTER, AUCTIONEER, REBERSBURG, PA. Satisfaction Guaranteed. ®ie pillleiti ONLY A DREAM. I had a dream. I thought that you and I Walked side by side along a murwutiug stream, It was in early spring; the sweet wild flowers Nodded their heads above the water's hern ; The happy birds sang out for very joy Of living. Aud we two wandered idlv on Or stopped to pluck a wayward flower w hioh chanced To fringe our path; saug merry songs iu snatches, Or grow as sileut after. Till, suddenly, We came to where the brook aud river meet, And. mingling, flow as one forovormoro. We stopped to rest ere we should homeward turn ; And then, with sudden impulse, turning 'round, You look'd with your dear eves into mine own, Aud said : "The brook aud river flow as one, Aud why should our two lives less perfect be ?" 1 answered not a word ; my lips were dumb ; But, suddenly, iut) my life there came A gladness that I had not known befor.*. And then you stooped, aud kissed me on the month ; I trembling sighed—and with the sigh awoke Aud then I knew that 1 had only dreamed. The Emperor's Choice. Michael the Second lay in the sepnlehra] chapel erected by Justiuian, in the Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople. It was in the autnmu of 829 that this Em peror died, leaving the throne of the East eru Empire to his sou Theophilus. Married at an early stage of his greatness to Euphrosyne, daughter of Constantine VI., Michael ban suffered a degree of ob loquy which he could not avert, in conse quence of his marriage. Euphrosyne had already become a nun, w hen he accident ally saw her, as site was returning from matins, across the courtyard adjoining both convent and chapel. From this time her Image haunted hint, night and day; and when at length he came to the throne, his first act was to obtain a dispensation from the Patriarch for the beautiful recluse to share it with him. There were those who dared murmur agaiust the desecration, as they termed it, and the sovereign's life was embittered, aud ix-rhajis his death hastened, by the re ports that often reached him of the disap proval of his subjects. Euphrosyue, how ever, made as exemplary an Empress as she had been irreproachable as a uun, aud mourned her husband's death with as true a grief as if she had never abjured the world. All her remaining affections cen tered in her son, Theophilus, who ascend ed tfle throne when his lather died, iu Oc tober, 829. To please the fastidious taste that char acterized the new Emperor, aud, perhaps, to guard him against the temptation of in vading the sacred precincts of the cloister for a wife, the Empress assembled all the most beautiful and graceful among the maidens of Constantinople to a fete in her own private apartments. Previous to theii coming she informed him of her object, anil desired him to select a new empress from among the many fair and high-born maidens who would grace it. Perhaps it was only a whim that prompt ed his quick answer; but he eventually carried it out, in away that accorded with his quaint and quiet humor. Seizing an apple of pure gold from among the cost ly ornaments of his mother's cabinet, ht said, "Look, mother! I will openly pre sent this apple to the maiden who most shall meet my approbation in your circle, this evening; and that maiden, whoevei she may be, shall share with me the throne. The Empress approved, and they sep arated, to meet again when she should bt surrounded by the flower of beauty and grace in her own apartment. The evening shades were deepening into darkness, when a young aud very beautiful girl, dressed with fairy lightness and taste, stood before the massive steel mirror which gave back her flashing eyes and crimsoi: cheeks. She was robed in a long, trailing garment of transparent silver tissue, looped up at one side with a knot of white flowers. The shoulders were partially bare, and the short sleeve was gathered up by a singh spray of delicate lilies. Across the boson the robe was drawn into graceful foldi parting in the center, and decorated witl flowers. The hair was braided into a heavy knot at the back of the head, and a wreatl of tiny green leaves encircled the knot, Except the flowers, there was no decora tion. All was in the strictest simplicity, but an air of indescribable elegance and re tinement pervaded her whole appearance As she stepped from before the largi mirror she met the eyes of a young man bearing a strong family resemblance to ber fixing themselves earnestly aud adiniringb upon her. "\ou will go with mc, Justus?' 1 she asked, as he approached her. "If it is your pleasure, Theodora," was the reply, "I am only too happy to attend you." He bent toward her and whisper ed, "If I could but know that I might hope for your presence always—" "Hush, Justus! 11 said she; "I think you must remember that the subject is forbid den as one likely t) destroy the bonds of friendship between us 11 '/And is friendsliip all that 1 must hope for?" he asked. "All!" she replied, "Methinks it is a great boon, the true and pure friendship which 1 have heard described. Besides, are you not my own relative ? —dearerthan any save a brother ? Sisters 1 children we are Justus. 11 And she laid her white hand upon his arm with a sisterly freedom that disarmed him of-all resentment toward her. "You will go?" she asked again. "Yes, Theodora —and as a brother only, if that is all you can desire me to be to you. But I shall make a sorry attend ant." The two passed out together, and just as they were about to enter the quaintly-de corated Greek chariot, another chariot, with wild, prancing horses, nearly run against them. "That is carriage," said Theo dora, when her monentary fright was over. "Did you observe what a beautiful tiling it is?" "I saw that it was built in the form of a sea-sheik" he replied. "Eikasia has taste as well as beauty." "Yes," said Theodora; "and oh, Jus tus! how grandly beautiful she is! how full of glonous strengh and majesty! Do you know that I shrink away into nothing beside Eikasia ? She seems to overshadow me with her comanding presence." "And yet," said Justus, passionately, MILLHEIM, PA.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1880. "one hair from that golden braid exceeds her charms." "Nonsense, Justus! Do you think me so vain as to be caught by such rhupsodius, my goixi cousiou? Keep your Hue speeches for tiner lathes than 1." When Justus and Theodora entered the reception chamber of the Empress, Eikasia was already there. She was dressed mag nificently in a rich green robe, embroidered with gold stars. On her head she wore a coronet coinjxised of gold and emeralds ller train was three yards in length, and was of white Persian silk, bordered with gold stars on a green ground. A broad girdle, in which gold was curiously inter woven, confined her loose robe in folds around her and a chain of emeralds drootxxi from her white throat, setting off its exquisite fairness. A pale, olive hue was faintly lighted up with a struggling crimson, but it was the eyes that lighted up the wondrous—the deep, passionate eyes, whose glancss seemed absolute to burn with the fires of the spirit within. The long lashes that shaded them rested on the cheek; and the dark eyebrows were penciled so evenly that every hair lay in its own place, and seemed as if it could not be spared from the general effect. Eikasia's hair was of that peculiar tint of purplish black that is at once so rare and beautilnl; and, unlike Theodora's she wore it in long curls, that fell over her face, partially concealing the passionate look that sometimes welled out from the very soul inmomeutsof her intense en thusiasm. Won by that Ixik—for she wore it now —a person, entering the room, walked slowly past the others who were standing in gtoups, or reclining on seats about the apartments, and stayed his footsteps only when he reached the spot where she was standing. Addressing her in the grave and senten tious tone of the period, he said, "Women is the source of evil.'' ller quick eye caught sight of the golden apple. She divined immediately the cause i)I this, and the use to which he was to ap ply it, and her dark eyes glistened with a proud yet happy expression as she quickly answered. ' 'But woman is also the source of much good." She turned aside to speak to Theodora, but her words were bitter and sarcastic now —for there was an air of sweet uess and purity in Theodora's face, thut contrasted with her own passionate nature. The Em peror, who saw it, too, was disenchanted in a moment. All her beauty faded from before his sight, and he turned away dis enthralled. What was it! Did her tones Jar upon his nerves ? or was he uttracted to the other maiden, whose blushing cheek attested her modesty, and whose sparkling eyes pro claimed her intellectuality ? Who knows, save by what followed f The apple quiv ered iu his haud. He advanced—stopped —went on, in Corporal Trim's old fashion, hundreds of years afterword, and placed the bright, shiniug fruit iu the haud of the fair Theodora! Never before had such a blow fallen 011 the sell-complacency of Eikasia. The words died 011 tier hps, and the tears forced themselves into those large, black orbs that burned so brightly a few minutes before. It was like raiu after lightning. She hail not counted upon this. When the Em peror had entered she looked proudly around, ana the memory of that last glance iu the great steel mirror was stiil vivid en ough to assure her that she would bear off the palm of beauty. Now, the veil had fallen from her eyes, and she saw another preferred before her! A few moments of that forced gayety which disappointed pride puts ou, at first, to hide the keen pangs that are crushing it, and then Eikasia was gone; and the p arty, following her lead, as usual, broke up. At the door, Justus stood ready with a mantle of fine wool to guaid Theodora from the night air. She was trembling all over with the strong excitement of the evening. Jus tus thought she was shivering, and he wrapped her up still closer. Could lie have known that she was dead to him from that moment, the poor youth's constant heart would have bled deeply. In the monastery of Santa Maria Eikasia secluded herself from every eye save those of the good sisters and her confessor. She hail felt the throb of ambition—she now wore the garb of humility. The brief day dream had faded, but its going down had eftl none of those bright hues that the sun leaves at parting. Henceforth, life was painted for her iu those sombre shades of gray that are too dull already to subside into any other tint. And while Eikasia composed and sang psalms, to cure the fever of a soul panting for the gift of love, Theodora was preparing to ascend the throne beside him who, had he not been Emperor, would have equally shared her heart. The Empresfc Euphrosyne, after her son's marriage, retired to a monastery to pass the remainder of her days; one sigh to the memory of Michael, and she was lost to the outer world. Theodora accompauied the Emperor 011 one of his visits to the neighboring con vents. A nun attracted her notice by the height aud beauty of her figure. Her face was almost entirely concealed, by the broad bands which she, more than the others, hail drawn closely around it. But the full red lips, unfaded and blooming stiil, and guarding a row of pearls of unexampled beauty, brought to her memory the proud Eikasia, as she stood, waiting in the palace hall, for the distinction she was so sure would come to her. Eikasia's eyes betrayed her emotion. The Emperor spoke to her courteously without remembering her, and the "last straw" was laid on the pride that had been her ruling passion. She answered him in a low murmur that sounded little like the tone that so jarred upon his nerves when, years ago, the golden apple seemed so nearly within her reach. Thus we struggle—ah! how often—like wounded birds, agaiust the destiny that seemed so cruel —yet how recklessly we fling away the golden fruit that might be ours; and somewhere away among dim cloisters in which we have hidden our grief, we sometimes catch a glimpse of our coveted prize in the hands of another! j What wonder, then, if we beat the bars of I the dreary cage in which we dwell! No one can over estimate his own weakness, or the dangers to which lie is continually exposed; no one can overstate the strength and comfort of constantly abiding iu Christ. There is no faith in believing what is true unless we believe it because it i 9 true. How tli* W intern In the Merrtt* Grow Longer. Professor Legate has just returned from a trip into the Sierras of eight days dura tion. He had with him two assistants and his own vehicle for the transjMirtation of his instruments, and canqxxl out most of the time. The object of the professor's trip was the study ot recent interesting meteorological changes in the elevated regions of the Sierras, lie was lea to be lieve that during the present season the warm belt had shifted south. Beginning at a point just north of Lake Tahoe, the snow lias not melted away as iu former years. There are now hanks of snow from fifty to 100 feet in depth at points where heretofore at this season no snow has lain. Nearly the whole of this snow will remain where it now lies until the snows of winter again set in. Up toward the head waters of the North Fork of the Yuba River, where 110 snow is usually seen at this season, it has but little more than begun to disapjxjar. In that place are to IK* seen huge hanks of snow, under which flow the waters of the stream, forming arches or natural bridges 100 feet iu height, and from 200 to 1500 feet in width. As nearly the whole of this snow will remain unti| snow again comes, the accumulation next year will be still greater, and the whole region around the head of that aud other rivers high in the mountains will probably lie under the snow tile year round. It was tor the purpose of ascertaining the cause of this retnarkle change of cli mate to the northward that Professor Le gate went on his expedition into the mojn taius. Through the results obtained by observations made at many points with various delicate iustruments, but principal ly by means of careful thermomctrical tests, the professor has established the fact that there has occurred in the range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains this season a grand isothermal change. He finds thut the warm current of air which ever since the settle ment of California by Americans—and pro bably ages before—has moved upward from the Pacific seaboard t the Sierra Nevada Mouutains and thence turned and llowed to the northward along the west side of the main ridge of the range, thus giving to ull regions in that direction a warm climate, no longer moves 111 that di rection. It now comes up from the side of the ocean aud pours eastward directly across the crest of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe. Professor lx;gate has satisfied himself that this wonderful change, which is leav ing all the northern parts of the Sierra buried in snow, summer and winter, is caused by the denudation of timber which the mountains have suffered through a belt lx.'ginuiug at ljike Tahoe and expending some twenty miles southward. Through the great gap thus lelt by the sweeping away of the torestH now llows the warm current of air which formerly moved —with something of the circling motion of water in an eddy—tar along the mountains to the northward. Professor Legate says it must not be supjxiseil that the change has been caused merely on account of tiie gap or trough left by the clearing away ot the forests. The denudation ot the ground is the principal cause. The heat of the sun jxiuriug down ujxm the broad belt of bare ground now reaching across the mountains causes at thut point an immense ascending column of heated air which draws in from the west tli2 curreut which formerly moved to the northward and now all crosses the Sierras, passing in an upward aud eastward direction. Professor Legate is of the opinion that the only thing capable of changing the is othermal line which has been recently ac cidentally and disastrously estabished is the creation, at some point well north, of an other broad lx*lt of denudation, the influ ence of which will be to draw in that direc tion a i>ortion of the warm current of air moving up to and along the western slope of the Sierras, and thus partiy restore the equable temperature that formerely pre vailed. He thinks the railroad which is to run iu the direction of Oregon from Reno, aud which is to strike and tap the great pine forests of the Sierras well to the north, will after a few years effect the desired change. Poison in Food anil Chtldreu'a Toy a. The Paris authorities have recently been preaching a crusade against the use of j>oi sons. It seems some flagrant instances have been detected. The poisons which have been selected for suppression by the Parisian police include a kind of yellow sackcloth in which American hams have, in certain cases, l>cen packed for the Euro pean market. Many of these are quite harmless, and keep the commodities fresli and pure, but in some chromateof lead has beei. used to render the sacking water prix)f, if not air-tight, and, though the re suit has been attaiued, the hams huve been poisoned. A peculiar kind of salted her riug has also been placed on the schedule of dangerous comestibles, as tho analysis shows that the eolor is obtained with bi chromate of potash. But a more insidi ous attempt has been detected in the case of children's toys colored with poisonous paints. The French authorities when they commence a crusade, generally continue it to tne end, and their efforts differ both in cuergy anil success from the capricious aud dilatory proceedings by which, in this country, slightly poisouous food is often al lowed to be sold with impunity. Eating Without an Appetite. It is wrong to eat without an appetite, for it shows there is no gastric juice in the stomach, and that nature does not need food; and not needing it, there being no juice to receive and act upon it, it remains there to putrefy, the very thought of which should be sufficient to deter any man from eating without au appetite for the remain der of his life. If a tonic is taken to whet the appetite, it is a mistaken course, for its only result is to cause one to eat more when already an amount has been eaten beyond what the gastric has been able to prepare. The object to lie attained is a larger supply of gastric juice, and not a larger supply of food; and whatever fails to accomplish that desirable object fails to have any efficiency toward the cure of dyspeptic diseases. The formation of gastric juices is directly proportioned to the wear and tear of the system, which ia to to be the means of supplying, and this wear and tear can only take place as the result of exercise. The efficient remedy for dys pepsia is work —out-of-door work—bene ficial and successful in direct proportion as it is agreeable, interesting aud profitable." Pitch Pino. From Wilmington, N. C, southward and nearly all the way to Florida, the pitch pine trees, with their blazed sides, attract the attention of the traveler. The lands for long stretches are almost worthless and the only industry, lieyond small patches of corn or cotton, is the " boxing of the pitch-pine trees for the gum, as it is called and the manufacture of turpentine anil re sin. There are several kinds of pine trees, including the white, spruce, yellow, Rou many and pitch pine. The latter is the only valuable 011 c for Ixixing, and differs a little from the yellow pine, with which it is sometimes confounded at the North. The owners of these pine lands generally lease the privilege for the huisiness, aud receive alxmt $125 for a crop, which con mats of 10,000 boxes. The IMJXCS aroeavities cut intothc tree near the ground in such a way as to hold alxiut a quart, and from one to tour boxes are cut in each tree, the num. tier depending on its size. One man can attend to and gather the crop if 10,000 boxes during the season, which lasts from March to September, About three quarts of pitch or gum is the average production of each box, but to secure this amount the bark of the tree above must be hacked away a little every fortnight. Doing this so often, anil for successive seasons, re moves the bark as high as can lie easily reached, while the quantity of the gum constantly decreases, in that it yields iess spirit, as the turpentine is called, and then the trees are abandoned. The gum is scraped out of the boxes with a sort of wooll en spoon, and at the close of the season, after the pitch ou the exposed surface of the tree has become hard, it is removed by scraping, aud is only fit for resin, produc ing no spirit. The gum sells for $1.60 a barrel to the distillers. From sixteen bar rel of the crude gum, which is" about the average quantity of the stills, eighty gal lons of turpentine and ten barrels ol resin are made. The resin sells for from $1.40 to $5 per barrel, according to quality, and just alxmt pays for cost of gum and distil ling, leaving the spirit, which selis for for ty cents a gallon, as the profit of the buai ness. Immense quantities of resin await shipment along the line, and the pleasant odor enters the car windows as we are whirled along. Aftc the trees are unfit for further boxing, and are not suitable fir lumber; they are sometimes used to manu laeture tar, but the buisiness is not very profitable, and is only done by large com panies. who can thus utilize their surplus labor. The trees are cut up into wood, which is piled into a hole iu the ground and covered with earth, and then burned, the same as charcoal is burned in New York. The heat sweats out the gum, which, uniting with the smoke, runs off through a sjxiut provided for that purjiose. A cord of woxl will make two barrels of tar, which sells for $1.50 a barrel, aud costs thirty-seven aud a half cents to make. The charcoal is then sold for cook ing purjxise. General \S twhiiiKton. The Oracle, published in 1791, writes thus, as to the personal liabits of General Washington : ''lie is very regular, tem perate and industrious; rises in winter and summer at the dawn of day; generally reads or writes some time before breakfast: breakfasts about seven o'clock on three small Indian hoe eakes, and as many dishes of tea, and often rides immediately to his different farms, and remains with his laborers until a little after 2 o'clock, then returns and dresses. At 3 o'clock he dines, commonly on u single dish, and drinks from half a pint to a pint of Madeari wine. This, with one small glass of punch, a draught of beer and two dishes of tea (wuich he takes half an hour before the setting of the sun), constitutes his whole sustenance until the next day. But his table is always fur nished with elegance and exuberance: and whether he has company or not he remains at the table an hour in familiar conversation, then every one is called upon to give some absent friend a toast. After he has dined, lie applies himself to business, and about 9 o'clock retires to res'; but when he has company lie attends politely upon them till they wish to withdraw." But it is of interest to observe the impres sion Washington made upon another class. For this purpose let us take the description of one who evidently knew him well, and understood exactly how he ranked in the estimation of those best qualified to judge of his character and worth. This description perhaps contains one statement that may strike some as ue v, yet more than one prominent biographer has prepared us for it in saying that in his youth Washington had the small-pox. Upon the whole, it will not appear much newer than the fact brought out upon the last 22d of February as very new, namely, that throughout the revolu tion he served his country without pay, an astounding fact in the eyes of office-holders and polititiciana The writer in The Phila delphia Monthly of June, 1798, speaks as follows: "General Washington is a tall, well-made man, rather large boned, and has a tolerably genteel address. His feat ures are manly and bold, his eyes of a bluish cast and very lively; his hair of a deep brown; his face rather long and marked with the small-pox; his complexion sun burnt and without much color, and his countinance sensible, composed and thought ful; there is a remarkable air of dignity about him, with a striking degree of grace fulness. lie has an excellent understand ing without much quickness: as strictly just vigilant and generous; an affectionate hus band, a faithful friend, a father to the de serving; gentle in his manners, in temper rather reserved; a total stranger to religious prejudices; in his morals irreproachable; he was never known to exceed the bounds of most rigid temperance—in a word, all his friends and acquaintances universall} allow that no man ever united in his own person a more perfect alliance of the virtues of a philosopher with the talent of a statesman and a general. Candor, sincerity, affability and simplicity seem to be the striking feat ures of his character." In opening the old magazine in which the foregoing sketch is preserved, the read er feels well nigh like one who comes upon some forgotten album, and finds the photo graph of an old and familiar friend. Wash ington here appears, not in a cloud of in cense, uot as a demi-god, and yet not as a common man. Here we have, in fact, very nearly the traditional or, it might be said, the "Immortal Washington" of the average appreciative American. The vindication of Washington, therefore, would consist sim ply in presenting the man a£ he was. The brief sketch quoted furnishes many a topic upon wliich it would be pleasant to dwelL The statement that Washington was a stranger to religious prejudices, for in stance, recalls his reply to the address of the Roman Catholics, who engaged their lives and fortunes to achieve American Indepen dence, as well as that of the Jews. At the same time the religious opinions of Wash ington were not colorless, lie was bred in the system of the Church of England, as it obtained in Virginia, where the system was tolerant, as some have thought, lax. Yet, whatever may have leen the tendencies theie during the last centrtry, the system was preserved in its integrity, and Wash ington was iu sympathy with the established order observing all the forms. In the earlier portion of his life, before his time became otherwise absorbed, he was an active vest ryman. He was also an attendant upon communion. In the French and Indian war he would olHeiate iu the absence of the chap lain. He read the burial service at the funeral of Bradiloek; and Lee Massey, whose discourses, preached in the hearing of Washington, are carefully preserved, said that he never knew so "constant a churchman" as he, sayiDg also that his be havior at church was deepiy reverential, and produced the happiest effect upon the congregation. In advanced age he may not have attended the conmiumon in public as formerly, but of this we have no proof. The pi oof however, is also wanting that he actually did maintain his former practice. When the period arrived in which all eyes were fixed upon his movements, it would appear as though his natural reserve modified his cus toms in general, and that he retreated more within his own deep nature. The same was true with regard to his Masonic connection, for though remaining a true member of the brotherhood he seldom vis ited the lodges to take part in their affairs. He, however, never relaxed his habit of church-going, and was in his place on Hun day morning with unfailing regularity. When traveling, as for instance in New England, after attending the Episcopal Church in the morning, he would appear at the Cougregalional house of worship in the afternoon, showing what is called his free dom from religious prejudices; while his last words in his chamber at Mount Vernon were: "It is welL" The Complexion. 1 asked a druggist what particular article or line of goods he sold the most of. He replied without hesitation, "Compounds for improving the complexion. The num ber of these preparations is surprising; they must be generally employed. 1 have noticed that while nine gills out of ten have a singularly smooth, ix;rfect skin upon their face, the doctor is constantly con sulted with leferences to roughness and eruptions ou other parts of the body. Girls are not generally as healthy as boys, but the skin of their faces seeui much smoother than that of boys. This difference, it is fair to presume, comes of the bottles and boxeß found at the apothecary's. I have read, and you have all read, of the analy sis which careful chemists have made of a great number of these preparations, and in this way we have learned that tliey are poisonous. Arsenic is a very common in gredient. Not one of them, the analysis of which I have examined, is tit to rub on the human skin. We all rejoice that the hair preparations so generally employed to color the hair a few years since have gone out of fashion. They poisoned us, doing a great deal of harm to the brain and nerv ous system. These preparations were gen erally less poisonous than the complexion fluids are, but were taken into the system in the same way, by absorption through the skin. The impression is gaining ground among the medical men that a certain class of nervous affections, too common among our girls, originate in the fluids and pow der which they employ to improve their complexions. What a gain it would be every way if they would keep their faces clear and bright by frequent bathing, exer cise, sunshine, and pure air! As things now go, they are not what they seem: tut if they depend upon the natural methoiis, they would not only secure a bright, beauti ful face, but they would lx? bright and happy from top to toe, all the way through and not simply on a small portion of the surface. They IXiu't Know Me. A ragged man of leisure who was sun ning himself on the warf at the foot of Griswold Street, Detroit, was accosted by a second, who was a little more ragged, if possible, with the inquiry: "And which party are you hollering for this fall?" "Neither," was the brief reply. "What, aiut you fixed?" "Not a fix The best offer i have had is the promise of two dollars for two months of hollering." "Only two dollars? Why, what sort of an election is this going to be, aud Presidential year, too? Did you take it?" "Take it?" echoed the other, as he pulled a loose patch over his naked knee, "I did not. I've been tbinkiug aud thinking for a whole week past, and do you know what I've made up mind to do?" "No." "I'm going to let the country go to her destruction! Yes, sir; I'm going to see her plunged into the depths of anarchy and never raise a hand to prevent. Two dollars to save this country! They don't know me, sir—they don't begin to know me!" And then the pair sat down on a salt bar rel and made a dinner ef hard apples and a piece of salt codfish. Outdoor Games. Physical exercise can be, and often is, carried to excess; but every one should practice it within reasonable limits. A gentleman should not only know how to fence, to box, to ride, to shoot, to swim, and to play at billiards, he must also know how to carry himself, and how to dance, if lie would enjoy life to the uttermost. A good carriage is only obtained by the help of a drilling master, and boxing must also l>e scientifically taught. A man should make himself able to defend himself from ruffians, and to defend women from them also. What fencing and drililng are to a man, dancing and calisthenic exercises are to a young woman. Every lady should know how to dance, whether she intends to dance in society or not; the better the physical training, the more graceful anil self-possess ed she will be. Swimming, skating, arch ery, or games of lawn -tennis and croquet, riding and driving, all help to strengthen the muscles, and to take the young out into the open air, which makes these games desirable. The subject is one that too much cannot be said of by parents, tesx;h ers, and educational reformers. Such I training should commence in childhood. How the Pyramids were Built. From the far distance you see the giant forms of the pyramids, as if they were regu ularly crystal ized mountains, which the ever-creating nature has called forth from the rock, to lift themselves up toward the vault of heaven. And yet, they are but tombs, built by the hands of men, which have been the admiration and astonishment alike of the ancient and modern world. Perfectly adjudated to tjie cardinal points ot the horison, they differ in breadthh and height, as is shown by the measurements of the three oldest, as follows: 1. The Pyra mid of Khufa —height, 450*75 feel; breadth, 746 feet. 2. Pyramid of Khafra—height, 447*5 feet; breadth, 690*75 feet 3. Pyra mid of Menkara—height, 203 feet; breadth, 352*78 feet. The construction of these enormous masses has long been an insolu ble mystery, but later generations have succeeded in solving the problem. Ac cording to their ancient usages and customs, ; the Egyptians while still sojourning in health and spirits, were ever mindful to turn their looks to the region where the departing Ra took leave of life, where the door of the grave opened, where the body, well con cealed, at length found rest to rise again to a new existence, after an appointed time of long, long years, while the soul, though bound to the body, was at liberty to leave the grave and return to it during the day time, in any form it chose. In such a be lief, it was the custom betimes to dig the grave in the form of a deep shaft in the rock and above this eternal dwelling to raise a superstructure of sacrificial cham bers sometimes only a hall, sometimes sev eral apartments, and to adorn them richly with colored writings and painted sculp tures, as was becoming to a house of plea sure and joy. The king began his work from his accession. As soon as he mount ed the throne, the sovereign gave orders to a nobleman, the master of all the buildings of his land, to plan the work and cut the stone. The kernel of the future edifice was raised on the limestone soil of the desert, in the form of a small pyramid buiit in steps, of which the weli construct ed and finished interior formed the king's eternal dwelling, with his stone sarcophagus lying on the rocky floor. Let us suppose that this first building was finished while the Pharo&lis still lived in the bright sun light. A second covering was added, stone by stone on the outside of the kerual; a third to this second; and to this even a fourth; and the mass of the giant building grew greater the longer the king enjoyed existence. And then at last, when it be came almost impossible to extend the area of the pyramid further, a casing of hard stone, polished like glass, and fitted ac curately into the angles of the steps, cover ed the vast mass of the sepulcher, present - ing a gigantic triangle on each of its four faces. More than seventy such pyramids once rose on the margin of the desert, each telling of a king of whom it was at once the tomb and monument. Had not the greater number of these sepulchers of tne Pharaohs been destroyed almost to the foundation, and had the names of the builders of these which still stand been ac curately preserved, it would have been easy for the inquirer to prove and make clear by calculation what was oiiginally and of necessity, the proportion between the masses of the pyramids and the years of the reigns of their respective builders. Rules for LiTlnf, I ain 110 doctor, quack or pill-vender, yet I have had a pretty good long life and a happy one. May 1 not, therefore, just give my simple rules for health in hopes some poor traveler on the up or down hill may look at them and perhaps be benefitted by them? I practiced them for many years and they have done me good; perhaps they may do good to others. They are inexpensive, and may be easily aban doned if they cause any harm. 1. Keep in the sunlight just as much as possible. A plant will not thrive without the sunbeam much less a man. 2. Breathe as much fresh air as your business will permit. This makes fresh blood, but it will never be found within the four walls of your building. Beneath the open sky, just there, and there only, it comes to you. 3. Be strictly temperate. You cannot break organic law, or any other law, with impunity. 4. Keep the feet always warm and the head cool. Disease and death begin at the feet more commonly than we think. 6. If out ot order, see which of the above rules you have not observed, then rub yourself all over with a towel, satu rated with salt water, and well dried, snd begin upon the rules again. 7. Look ever on the bright side which is the heaven side of life. This is far better than any medicine. These seven simple rules, good for the valid or invalid, if rightfully observed, would save, I apprehend, a great deal of pain, prolong your life, and so far as health goes, it makes it worth having. Lost His Hat. A bare-headed man, who had on a long linen duster, rushed into a hat store in Lit tle Hock recently and said: "I want to buy a hat." "What kind of a hat?" "Soft. When I got off the stage I could not find mine. Hated like thunder to lose that hat. Paid $5 for it. I'm always los ing something. Can't charge it up to the bouse this time. That's the fourth hat that I've turned into expense account in the last two weeks. It was a daisy. Here I'll take this hat. There's not much style about it—too much crown, too little brim —but then its the best you've got. Yes, I'm always losing something. I expect I'd lose my head if I could charge it to the house. Old hose, here's your health." And, throwing down the price of the hat, the commercial traveler clapped it on his head and started for the door. Just then a little boot-black stepped in with a hat he had picked up along the route of the stage, which proved to be the missing pro perty. The owner grabbed it, flung the boy a quarter, and said: By the everlasting Hancock, this makes one smile. My luck's turned. I can bust any bank in town. Where's your faro, your pico and all that funny business around your snide town?" Turning to the hat man, he remarked: Haven't got much use for this new hat now, govenor. Keep it? Of course I'll keep it. I'll try it on the house once more. Slap her down as street car fare. Ta, ta." And with his hands in his pockets, which were cut in the side of his pants, the ul stered individual sauntered coolly out to take a drinh. ISO. 43.