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HARTER, AUCTIONEER, MILLHEIM, PA. J C. SPRINGER, Fashionable Barber. Next Door to JOURNAL Store, MILLHKIH, PA. HOUSE, AXJJCGKKXT STREET, BJKLLEFONTE, - - - PAi c. O. McMILLEN, PROPRIETOR. Good Sample Room on First Floor. §9-Free Buss to and from all Trains. Special rate* to witnesses and Juror*. 44 IRVIN HOUSE. (Moat Central Hotel In tbe City J Corner MAIN and JAY Streets, Lock Haves, Fa. S. WOODS CA.LWKLL, Proprietor. Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers on first floor. JQR. D. H. MINGLE, Physician and Surgeon, MAIN Street, Millhkim, Pa. JOHN F. HARTER, PRACTICAL DENTIST, Office 1b 2d story of Tondinsoa's Gro cery Store, s On MAIN Street, Millhkim, Pa. BP KIMTF.R, • FASHIONABLE BOOT A SHOE MAKER Shop next door to Foote's Store, Main St., Boot Shoes and Gaiters made to order, and sat isfactory work guaranteed. Repairing done prompt ly aud cheaply, and in a neat style. 8. R. PbjXK. H. A- UcKn PEALE Sc McKEE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office opposite Court House, Bellefonte, Pa. C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. * BOWER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Office In Q&nnan's new building. JOHN B. LINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Allegheny Street. QLEMENT DALE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Northwest corner of Diamond. HOY, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA Orphans Court business a Specialty. C. HEINLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Practices In all the courts of Centre county. Special attention to Collections. Consultations in German or English. J. A. Beaver. J W. Gephart. JgEAVER <fc GEPHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High. Y°CUM & HARSHBERGES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA v S. KELLER, " ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA Consultations In English or German. Oflfoe In Lyons Building, Allegheny Street. 5. n. nASTDfoi w. w. snsn, •pj-AaiINGS & REEDER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA Office on Allegheny street, two doors east of the office occupied by the late Ann of Yovss/- Hast UK HELPFUL. Your bands may ie mall, but every day They can do something that's good as play; They can help mother, and she'll Imp tUd For all that's done by her bias or lid. If all the children would think to-daf Of helping mother, as all of them may. They'd bring la water and WHMI, and do A dozen things she w uld like them to. For, though hands are smull and though yeaia ar# few There's always something that they can do To help the mothers and make tnam glad, Remember that, little lass and lad. So help your mothers about tin ir w ovk; Don't wait for smug— don't try to kli.ru, Do Just the beat that you can, and she Will say : ••What a help are my dears to lue lUISS II AKCC.URI'S I.OVER. "It looks as if it were going to snow ier weeks, Mit-s Elizabeth," said old Gregory, as he touched his hat and hob bled down the icy pathway as fast as rheumatism and old age would permit him. Miss Elizabeth looked down into the sweet old English garden, with the tang led mass of sliiubbery covered with snow, and a mist came over her eyes. A week ! The slim white fingers closed tightly over the yellow envelope clasp ed in her band, and as she turned away from the door a tear plasl ed down up on it. In just one week the mor gage would be foreclosed, the letter said, and unless the amount could be raibed iu the moan while, the dear old house where she was born must pass into the hands of strang ers, / Tbe invts ments that lur nephew made for her all proved failures, and when, five years ago, he bad come bust ling up from London and t< Id her that tbis mortgage would save ber fortune, she signet! ber name to tbe paper, and for a while all seemed well. How foolish she had beeu ! Why had she not asked more about it ? Ralph Morgan had paid tbe interest for her as it came due, until two years ago, when she received word from him, and he had decided to go to Australia. That was all, Miss Elizabeth had seen very little of him. He was the only child of her sister. When the fath er died, the property was divided be tween the sisters. Margaret took her share in money, and went, with her husband and child to live in London, where she died soon after. Elizabeth had never left the old homestead, and with proper manage ment, there would never have been any need to do so; but now—she had made another mistake. The old clock was ticking loudly in the great wide hall as she slowly went up the slairs to the pleasant room where she bad spent ber life-time. "I am always making mistakes," she moaned, drearily, as are threw herselt on the little white bed. "Sixteen years ago to-day I made one, and now I have made another." There were no tears now in the dark gray eyes, only a tired look that strang ers wouid wonder at; for if ever a wo man was envied m that village Elizabeth Harcourt was. "She has everything one could wish for," the poor folks said; "but she is too good with it all." How could they know of the business worries, and the pinching economy, and the achiDg heart that tne sweet, calm face never showed ? Elizabeth Harcourt was a proud wo man, and in years gone by, had been a hasty one; and now in the quiet of her room, her thoughts went beck to long ago when, in her hot temper, she told Jack Rainsford she never wished to see his face again. Row could ho know that m the morning she wouid have given worlds to unsay the words ? It had started like most quarrels, with such a little thing ! But he had taken her at her word, and one week from the night she gave him back his riDg he sailed for India, and she had never seen him since. She did not think he would stay away, but, in the meanwhile, no one should ever know she cared at all; so she laugh ed and talked more blithely than ever, and grew prettier every day, until every one said she never had cared for him ; and away off in hot Calcutta, Jack Rains ford heard it and his heart grew hard and bitter. A year went by and he did not come back; then she promised to marry Phi lip Dinsmore. After that she was gay er than ever, until, when the wedding day was fixed, and the villagers talking of ihe grand match, she broke it off with him. Nobody ever knew why, except Philip Dinsmore. If he had been less grand and noble than he was she might have married him ; but looking into those pure eyes of his, she could not take a lie on her lips. So she told him with bitter tears how the face of her absent lover came between her and any one else. Brave Philip Dinsmore ! As he list ened, whiter and whiter grew his face; but when she had finished, he stooped and kissed the sweet red lips for the last time. In all the world he knew he would never love another woman as he loved Beth Harcourt, audit was a grand er love than she had before. "I am going to India on business next month, Beth," he wrote to her after ward, "and if I can, I will find Jack MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1882. Rainsford." So ho sailed away—aud the ship was lost, and Philip Dins wore never reached Jack Rainsford. After that Elizabeth Harcourt was never the same; and as the years rolled on, she was left alone with faithful ser vants in the old stone house. Some body said that Mr. Rainsford married the daughter of a rich merchant, but he never came back. Something had gone frojn her life with each year, ami now, at forty, the very last thing had oowe, and the old home was to go. No wonder, on that winter morning Elizabeth Harcourt was in despair 1 She had so much to bear 1 From that night that Jack Raiusford left her in anger she had never really been happy again. That hot temper her mother had warned her against—ah 1 it hail been cooled since then. No ono who saw her bending quietly over the sick bed iu the poorest cottage, would guess that calm face there had ever seen any thing bat peace. Now she lay with wide open eyes, thinking of the past, and in litr ears were ringing old Nurse Blackitt's words of her: "She will take an awful site of soberin*." Just then there came a knock at the door, and Elspeth's voice saying : "Miss Elizabeth, there is a strange gentleman down stairs who wishes to see you for a few minutes. He looks as if he was from Loudon." The lawyer from London! Miss Haroourt's heart gave a quick throb as she arose aud mechanically glanced at the little narrow glass between the windows. There was a reel spot burn ing on each cheek, and the brown hair had lost its smooth, satin appearance; but she did not notice that to-day, but passed quickly down to the cool, dark room below. The stranger rose and bowed as she entered, a tall man with gray hair and a swarthy skin. "Your letter came this morning," be gan Miss Elizabeth, nervously. "I nm afraid the house will have to go for the mortgage—" "My letter?" said the stranger, "I think there must be some mistake." "I beg your pardon," Miss Harconrt said, "but are you not from London ?" The stranger took a step forward. "Betli," he said, "have I changed so completely that yon do uot know me?" "Jack !" she gasped. "You cannot be Jack Rainsford!" Sueli a different meeting from that whieh she had planned in the years gone by ! Instead of passionate kisses she quietly shook bands with her old lovt-r, the chair opposite to him. A chill disappointed look came over the worn, tired face of the man, and he arose and walked over to the window aa he said bitterly,— "You have hardly changed at all, but sixteen years in India are not likely to keep a man fresh and young—especially when they pro not particulary happy ones." Something in the tones made Eliza beth Harcourt's heart thrill as in the old days ; but she remembered that wife in India. The feverish cheeks grew a deeper crimson but she said quietly : "Are you goiug to stay any length of time in England, Mr. Rainsford? Is your wife with you ?" With a startled look he turned and faced her. "You know I never martied, Beth Harcourt," he said bitterly, "I never loved anyone but you, and you have forgotten me." With a low cry she sprang toward him, and the next moment was sobbing in his arms. "Jack, my darliug," ihe said, "Ihave loved you always, and have not forgot ten you for one moment of the weary years!" If I had only known it before I" he answered sadly. "Some one told me you married the year after I left, and I thought it was true until one day on board a vessel, I met a lad that came from here. I asked him about the old place, and he told me Miss Elizabeth Harcourt had,, nursed him through a fever when every one else was afraid to come near him." Rainsford stopped and slipped an odd hoop of shining stones on Miss Har court's finger. "Do you know," he said, "a wild hope filled me, and I said to myself, 'lf not I will drop it iu the middlo of the ocean, and never look at England again'" Elizabeth looked down at the spark ling diamonds, and said with a long" drawn sigh; "Ob, Jack, it was only this morning that I was in despair." "Suppose you let me see that letter from London ?" he said. "I wanted to make some English investments." That night Miss Harcourt knelt by the little white bed with a happy sob like a tired child that has found rest at last. Jack did make an investment, but was not in London. The mortgage was relieved, and Jack and Beth now enjoy the old stone mansion. For a good cement for seams in roots take equal quantities of white lead and white sand, with as much oil as will make it into the consistency of putty. In a few weeks it will become as hard as stone. 1 .Iglit aud Heat. The light, heat and other vibratory emanations that are issued from the sun are scattered around it in all directions iuto space. It the sun were placed in the ceutre of as did hollow shell that was every where al the same distance us the earth—that is, approximately #3,000,000 miles from the solar surface—all these vibrations would impinge upon this outer boundary wall. But as there is no such intercepting screen, they for the most part pass still onward into space, and beiug widely scattered there, aie weakened by tbe diffusion more and more, excepting just where they fall upon the earth and other planets chancing to he in the way. It appears, from a consideration of the distauoe and mzo of the earth, that about the two billion two hundred and fifty millioneth part of tbe entire radiated energy is thus caught by the earth, and probably about teu tiuies as much falls to tbe share of the other planets. This, therefore, implies that scarcely more tnau the two hundred and twenty-five mil lioneth part of the radiant enery is appro priated by the planets, and that the rest is dissipated into space. Nothing whatever is yet known as to what finally becomes of the vast amouut which thus wanders off iuto the void fields of the measureless immensity. What is done with the com paratively sina'l part that is intercepted by the earth is clear enough. The solar vibratiors that strike upon the earth rouse its dead substance into life. They clothe the terrestrial surface with its garment of vegetation, feed its counlieps myriads of animated tonus, work the mechanism of its rivers aud winds, warm the ground and air, and brighten the sunward half with glowing light and glorious colors. That is, at any rate, tbe result brought out from the two billion two hundred and fifty millionth part. It creates a world teeming with life out of a dead, rocky chaos. Bit nothiug can be said as to what happens to the much larger part that trembles off into the unbounded immensity, excepting that to all appearauce it is lost to tbe sun and in some way absorbed into tbe infinite void. Tbe common sens*; view of this subject very naturally leads to the idea that th:s vast scattering of light and heat from the sun, which goes on so unceasingly, must all be set down as less, at least to that luminary. Vast and hot as the solar sphere is, it must in the end be chilled and cease to emit these, to us so beneficent vibrations, unless there is some as yet un detected provision in nature for the re newal ot the solar fires. All our own ex perience of such mailers, derived from the observation of artificial processes go •iug on upon tbe earth, tell us that fires ultimately go out unless they are periodi cally supplied with fresh stores of fuel. Dr. W. Siemens 6tates in a recent con tribution to the Nineteeth Century, and no doubt correctly states, that the present an nual yield of all the coal mines of the earth would suffice to keep up the fire of tfio sun, at its present intensity of light and heat, for the forty nnlliontn part of a second, that if the entire earth was made of coal, it would serve as a fuel supply for feeding the solar fires about thirty six hours. On the other band, it has beeu calculated that, even with no specific pro vision lor restoring tbe waste radiations of the sun, the mass is so vast and tbe heat so enormous that it could go on cooling by free radiation into space for what, taken in reference to man's method of counting the lapse ot time, would be a very long period before any actual change of tem perature could be perceived It is toler ably sure that during the last 8000 or 4'>oo years of history, there has not been any appreciable diminution in tfie heat communicated by tbe suu to tbe earth. It is tiue that there have not been any trust worthy records by tbermometric instru ments for more than a very small portioa of that time. Bui there are records, which ere quite as significant, furnished by the distribution of vegetable life. Plants that required tbe sustained warmth of a genial and approximately tropical climate, ami tbe same liberal allowance of solar in fluence Ibat is now communicated to tfie earth, were jquite as widely distributed upon the terrestrial surface, and quite as vigorously maintained ages ago as they are new, and the sliniatn of Egypt was then, as now, habitable by man Modern Borgia*. Tbe arrest of over one hundred women in the little district of Ilungarv, charged with poisoninir their husbands, and the conviction of one-third ot ihe number, is startling, but uot without a parallel in history. In the seventeenth century an old fortune teller in Italy, carried ou the business of selling poisons to such at ex tent that the attention of the authorities was attracted to her place, and it was dis covered that the poisons were supplied to young married women who were de sirous of getting rid of their husbands. The courts in those days were little better thau Judge Lynch's tribunals, so that it is impossible to say whether their judgments were well founded, but a dozen or more women were hanged, and scores of others were whipped through the streets. About the same time there was a similar outbreak of poisoning in France, which was not controlled until over one hundred prison ers, chiefly womau, bad been sent to the stake or the gallows. Early in the eighteenth centuiy a woman in Naples carried on a large trade in poisons, and is supposed to have been concerned in bring ing about the deaths of over six hundred persons. She was tortured to confession and then strangled. In every instance of wholesale poisoning, such as that reported from Hungary, there has been fouDd some seller of poisons responsible alike for sup plying the means and the suggestion of murder. The poisons used were always slow acting, frequently administered, and so gradually undermined the health ot the victims that their deaths excited no suspi cion until the aggregate grew so large as to cause investigation. Optical and philosophical instruments made in France often have all their brass surlaces of a fine dead black color, very permanent and difficult to imitate. The following, obtained from a foreign source, is the process used by the French artisans: Make a strong solution of nitrate of silver in one dish, and of nitrate of copper in another. Mix the tvo together and plunge tbe brass into it. Remove and heat the brass evenly until the required degree of lackness is obtained. —Europe will have a deficit this year f 343,000,000.' Fair* for Farmer*. But for the constant weekly remind era through the press, and the induce ments held out by advertisers through the same medium, backed up by an nuul exhibitions, we bardly see how the half of what has occurred in the way of disseminating domestic animals of the highest types could have occurred. The fairs have proved of great value in disseminating the smaller classes of farm stock, such as sheep, swine and poultry, and indirectly in bringing the several breeds of cattle to the a'tention of fanners. It is not safe to take all you see at fairs as meaning just what outside appearanoes indicate. Obscure parties and traders sometimes put in an appearance with very stnking speci mens of pigs, but the representations of these men cannot be safely taken, and in the majority of such cases, if pur chases be made, the buyers will be bit ten. Iu the first place, you cannot safely take the representations made as to the pedigree. . Grades often take on a very comely exterior, quite cleverly imitating the higher type from which they have sprung, but when used with the expecta tion that they will reproduce their kind, the efforts end in failure. If you are a reader of the "Prairie Farmer," look over its advertising columns and if you do uot see what you want offered over the signature of a reliable, well-known breeder, write to the office for informa tion. While many of the most reputa ble breeders exhibit at fairs, so, like wise, do traders and speculators take advantage of the seeming character ob tained by showing in respectable com pany, and they thereby, many times, get a position before visitors to which they have no legitimate claim. As a rule, the proper place to buy any kind of stock is at the home of the breeder, where you can see the general character of his stock, not as represented by the few head ho may have fitted with oil cake and new milk, for exhibition, but on their every-day feed, which is sup posed U. be similar to what you feed ujxm your own premises. It is not ad vantageous to the breeder to sell highly fitted exhibition stock to other than a professional breeder, who fully under stands the process used in the fitting, and the necessity of following this up, if appearances are to be maintained. Many men who have taken their liking for improved farm animals from specimens seen at the fairs # have hail their ardor cooled down by becoming more intimately acquainted with these or others of similar characteristics, after they had put aside the Sunday rig, as suming the every-day farm apparel. Taking improved stock to your farm should be, to a certain degree, likened to taking to yourself a wife. As this is not usually on any temporary basis, and is often a matter of business, a pru dent man will plan to see the lady in her every-day garb, as the arts of the dressmaker are equal to those of the expert herdsman, and polish and adorn ment are found to be so embellishing that our admiration is greatly modified when these are t&Ren off. Blit Thursday. A most picturesque scene presented itself recently at a small beach on the Indian River Bay, Delaware, called "Pot Net" Here, undei the thin shade of two tall pme trees, was gathered a crude and motley crowd of people from the back country to celebrate "Big Thursday," or "Bare-foot Thursday" as it is also called, which is a picnic of the farmers after harvest work is over, They came iu all sorts of vehi cles; there was the festive buggy, of ancient pattern; there was the old family carriage and tbere were sulkies, opeu wagons aud Dearborns, but the queerest of all were the two-wheeled ox-carts, witlj a lioop-pole frame covered with white muslin, and one cart even had the rag carpet from the floor for a roof. these carts were whole families sitting on the straw like a pack of gyp sies. At one place there was a group of youug men and maidens standing together, screeching hymns out of an ancient hymn book. Another group was gaping at a couple of men dancing jigs on either end of a tail-board from an ox-cart, to the squeaking and scratch ing sounds which were sawed out of a dilapidated fiddle. A local politician had another group of men listening to his flatteries. But the chief amusement of the people seemed to be to sit in their wagons or carriages in the sun and look at the rest. To these our party from the hotel seemed no doubt like pepoel from another nation or with the self satisfaction of Sussex couutyaus, like barbarians from the outer 1 world. A Block System. The permissive block system has hitherto prevailed on most French Jines, and wbere the absolute block was in use the signaling instruments adopted were those of Tyer aud Regnault, which merely infirm the signalmen of tbe approach ot trains, leav ing it to them to block the line and com municate with the drivers ot other trains. The French Minister of Public Works now requires that the absolute block system, with automatic signaling apparatus, should be as soon as possible established on all double lines. He recommends the electric semaphores of Lartique, 'i'esse, or Prnd ilrmme, laying great stress upon the ab solutely automatic working of the signals, and on their standing against all trains in case of a failure of current. Single lines are all to be furnished with electric bells, and the Leopoldtr apparatus is particularly recommended, as it can be used for giving danger signals or for announcing trains au tomatically. * Cooking In sltoalru Island. A resident on Pitcalrn Island write# as follows in relation to cooking at that place: As there are no stoves, we know well how to do without them, although labor can be so much lightened by their use. Each family has. for baking, an oven made of stone, not bricks. Tbe top and bottom of each oven are made each of a solid piece of stone, bewn out of some huge rock. These ovens are made ac cording to the requirement of each fam ily, the largest families having the largest ovens. In them we bake a kind of sweet potato cake, made of grated sweet po tato, to which milk is sometimes added; also corn-cake, bread, pies, etc. Sweet potatoes form the staple food here, be sides, we have Irish potatoes, bananas, plantains, and yams. Garden vegetables —such as turnips, parsnips, radishes, etc. —we do not haye. Bread-fruit, in its season, forms A considerable part of tbe food eaten, and taro as welL Flour is a luxury, rather than a necessity. When meats are baked, tbe most general way it is done is in the primitive style of cooking underground. This way of cooking meat renders it very soft and tender, and the leaves of the ti plant (pronounced tee), in. which the meat is cooked, impart to it a most agreeable flavor. Fish is ot ten cooked in ti leaves. This is done by wrapping the fish in tbe leaves and laying it over the stones of the oven built in the ground. This is a favorite mode of cook ing fish here. When any kind of food is cooked in ovens underground, baking-pans are, of course, dispensed with. The kind of cakes made from sweet potatoes, yams, bananas, and bread-fruit are called pilhi here, as we still retain its i'ahitian name. ATter the yams, etc., are grated on a stone grater, they are then wrapped in broad leaves of the young banana tree, and then laid on the hot stones in the ground. Othtr hot 6toncs are placed over, and then the whole is covered with leaves, over which garth is thrown; and in a short time all within the oven would be nicely cookqd. The flesh of tbe goat supplies us mostly with meat, and sometimes, but rarely, we have mutton. As for poultry, there are only the common domestic fowl and a few ducas. Turkeys do not thrive at all Of birds there are two kinds that are eaten— tbe noddy, a black bird, that livs among the rocks, and the white bird. Occasion ally too the tropic bird and a kind of hawk are killed, their flesh being esteemed as an article of food. The shot used m killing these birds is a natural production, being the seed of the Indian shot-plant. Chil dren are often 6ent to gather a quantity of the Indian shot, when required for shoot ing birds. The white bird frequents mostly tbe banian tree, and lays its eggs on the bare branches ef tbis tree, wher ever a niche large enough to hold an egg can be found. This bird is often ehot in great numbers, and taking them with guns or climbing trees after the young birds affords much pleasure and sport to boys aud young men. There are no singing birds, aud tbe only bird-note that can be heard is tbe little brown- sparrow chirping its solitary note among the branches of the trees. After living on Norfolk Island, where the air is made vocal with the sweet music of the feathered songsters, it seems a great want is felt here, where they cannot be heard. Fish are not so plenti ful as may be supposed. Sometimes the fishermen catch them in great numbers; Rut more generally the day's fishing would not be very successful. The depths at which fishes are caught vary, the greatest depth being 150 or 140 fathoms and the least from six to fifteen. The usual fish ing depth is from twenty-five to forty fathoms. Canoes are always used in fish lug in deep water, as they are so easily managed. There are several kinds of fish caught while fishing among the rocks. Going on the rocas after fish is an occupa tion much liked by the women, as well as the men. This is not considered toil, but pleasure: as well as taking the small fish with nets as with the hook and line. Ac cideuts are so very rare as scarcely to de serve a mention, and, as all the islanders learn to swim almost from infancy, no case of drowning has ever occurred except oucc, at a shipwreck. The Faris 'llu*. 'The 'bus system of Pans is the best in the world." So says the guide-book ; and I stood on the sidewalk and hailed a bus that had "Bastile" on it. They didn't pay the slightest attention to me. I hailed the next and the next with the same result, and 1 began to get offhanded. I shouted at the next, aud waved my um brella, but both guard and driver looked at me with a sort of *mil(l curiosity, and passed on : but a white aproned waiter approached from the cafe in front of which I stood, and said, Parley voo Fransay, mossau ?" "No." "You speak de Eug'ish, den ?" "Yes," "Well, my master, le propritair, would lie much oblige if you do not repeat your wave le paraplui—le—le—umbrella—but to move 'way." • 'Then does your master, the proprietor, imagine lam doing this for his amuse ment ? I want to get on one of those idiotic'buses, if I can." "You vont to get on ze'bus ?" asked the waiter, in astonishment. ' 'Zen who you not go to the stoshec—le station ?" and lie pointed down the Boulevard des Italiens, to where a 'bus was standing and people crowding on board. •Then 'buses only stop at stations, like railway traius ?'' "Certainmang, mossau. Ze 'bus sys taim de Paree ez ze best in ze voruld." Agriculture for ULrJs. France has an agricultural school for girls. One of tbe chief is near Kouen, whicn is said to have begun with a capital of <sne franc, by a sister of charity and two little discharged prisoner girls, and to be now worth SIOO,OOO. This establish ment has 800 girls from eignt to eighteen years of age. The farm entirely cultiva ted by them, is over 400 acres in extent, the staff of teachers consists of twenty five sisters. More than one medal of the French Agricultural Society has been awarded to this establishment at Darnetel, and the pupils are in great demand ali over Normandy on account of their skill. They go out as stewards, gardeners, farm managers, dairymen and laundresses. Each girl has, on leaving, a small sum of money, earned in spare hours. If they want a home they can always return to DarneteL Trad* In Skeletons. "Where do they get those skeletons?" said a reporter to a medical gentleman, in Chicago, the other day, as the two stood looking at a number of ghastly female frames hung up in the window of a surgi cal instrument store. "Get them!" said the doctor, "Don't you know?" Tiie writer admitted that he didn't know. "Well," remarked the doctor, ."I will tell you. They come from the medical colleges. Kaeh student, as you are prob ably aware, purchases from those who dis inter stiffs a Subject,' and, with the dem onstrator of anatomy as his instructor, ho hacks it to pieces, examining the several parts and getting therefrom all the infor mation he can. The flesh is boiled down, and the bones separated from it and clean ed, after which they are mounted (strung on wire), as you see these, and preserved. Students, as a rule, do not take with them to tnsir homes complete skeletons, content ing themselves usually with a skuil or a haad." "That would leave the frame imperfect," the reporter ventured to suggest. "Yes, but the loss of a member is noth ing, as it can be easily supplied, there being cart loads of odd bones always to be had. Now, i have no doubt, if you will step in and ask the proprietors they will tell you just what I have told you, and will agree to supply any particular bone of the human body asked tor. Some of tho skeletons in this window may be put together from the bonea of half a dozen peopl;; but, skeletons can be had perfect in themselves." "Students," remarked the reporter, "I am informed, are a graceless set as a rula, and are deposed to be jocular and mirth ful over a cadaver, or stiff, as they term a dead body, e<=piciaily if it is that of a woman. Is there any truth in such state ment?" "I am sorry to say that there is. The jokes, as the boys call their twaddle, are always of a ribald character, but brandy, let me tell you, has a good deal to do with the talk of medical scholars over a body. The fire water is taken to free them from nervousness, and it is astonishing what a quantity of it it lakes to brare a young man up in the presence of the dead. When 1 was a professor in a Cleveland college 1 knew a student to drink three pints of whisky during one dissec ion, and he did not get very drunk, either. "Are these we see, think you, the skel etons of respectable people!" queried the reporter. *Oh, no! Respectable people lie in their graves unharmed. There are plenty of others—the bodies of the outcasts of the world. Scarcely one *ef them lies in the grave twenty-four houis after it is covered. They generally die in the hospital or alms house, are pitched into a piue box, and thrown into a tolc but a few feet deep. The body-snatchers are a live set of men, always on the lookout, and rssurrect the corpse the first night. Nobody care 3 for these unfortunates, hence there is no trouble, or, indeed, any inquiry. Water Lu During the Roman war upon Alexandria, a suppl* of water for the troops was diffi cult to obtain. The General of the Egypt ian troops wae Ganymed, who made great exertions to deprive the Roman troops of their water supply by the introduction of salt water into the canals suppling the cis terns of the quarter of the town held by them. When the brackishneas ot the water became increasingly known there was something like a panic Seme blamed C® for not at once retreating to the ships, while others were afraid thAt such a step would lead to further mischief, since the ietrograde movement could not be concealed from the Alexandria troops. Moreover, in the part m which the Roman troops were stationed were many inhabi tants charitably supposed to be favorable to Ca ar and his fortunes, but whose fidelity wa9 not too much assured. "All who know them," in effect says Aulus hirtius, "will be convinced that they are the most suitable instruments in the world for treason." To allay the fears of the soldiery, Caesar assured them that they could easily find fresh water by digging wells, since sea coasts naturally astounded in fresh springs, and that even it the soil of Egypt differed from all others in that respect there was the opuu sea and access by it to Partomum on the left and Pharos on the right, whence they could obtain supplies. He counselled them to abandon all thought of retreat and to seek safety in victory alone. The soldiers were reassured by the words of their great leader. The cenlurious, laying aside all other works, devoted themselves to the digging of wells, and the labor was continued by day and night. So vigorously, we are told, was the undertaking prosecuted that dur ing the very first night abundance of fresh water was discovered. "Thus," says Hirtius, "the mighty projects of the Alexandrians were entirely defeated, and that without auy great effort an our side." The French Army. The French army is far from being in a flourishing condition. Marshal Cauro bert has again sent in his resignation, as, indeed, he always does after every change of G rvernment; Ducrot is dead and Bourbaki is kept on the shelf be cause of his political opinions. Two generals and several superior officers have asked to be placed en disponibilite because they are unable to bear the fatigue of theautumn manoeuvres at Chalons. The Marquis de Gallifet sum mari'y deprived General de Clermont Tonnerre of his command because that gallant officer gave evidence of utter in nocence of cavalry manoeuvres, although for two years he had commanded a brigade of dragoons. Three generals declared that they were unable to ride on horseback. The first suffered from some permanent bodily weakness; the second was a martyr to rheumatism, and the third naively declared that, haviag been mixed up with office routine for the last seven years, he had forgotten how to ride. "OH, vou be darned," as the Christ mas present said when it slipped through the hole in the heel of the hung-up dtocking. NO 41.