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HARTER, AUCTIONEER, MILLHEIM, PA. J C. SPRINGER, Fashionable Barber* Next Door to JOURNAL Store, MILLHKIH, PA. JJROCKERHOFF HOUSE, ▲LLXQHXNT STBSJET, BELLKFONTE, - - - t*JL> C. O. MCMILLEN, PROPRIETOR. Good Sample Room on First Floor. §9- Free BUM to AND from all Train*. Special rate* to wiinesaea and Juror*. 4 IRVIN HOUSE, (Most Central Hotel In the Cttyj Corner MAIN and JAY Streets, Lock Havea, Fa. S. WOODS CILWKLL, Proprietor. Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers on first floor. D. H. MINGLE, Physician and Surgeon* MAIN Street, MILLHKIM, Pa. JOHN F. BARTER, PRACTICAL DENTIST* Office in 2d story of Tomlinson's Gro cery Store, On MAIN Street, MILLKKIM, Pa. BF KIRTRR, • FASHIONABLE BOOT * SHOE MaKKR Shop next door to Foote's Store, Main St., Boots, Shoes and Gaiters made to order, and sat ltfactory work guaranteed. Repairing done prompt ly and cheaply, aud in a neat style. 8. R. PiaiJL H. A. MCKIK. PEALE & MoKEE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Offlce opposite Court House, Bellefonte, Pa. C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. A BOWER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office In Garman'a new building. JOHN B. LINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Offlce on Allegheny Street. QLEMENT DALE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Northwest corner ot Diamond, HOY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Orphans Court business a Specialty. C. HEINLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW# BELLEFONTE, PA. Practices m all the courts of Centre County. Special attention to Collections. Consultations In Oerman or English. J. A. Beaver ~ ~ J W. Gephart. JgEAYER A GEPHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High. Y° CUM & HARSHBERGER ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA jQ &. KELLER, ~~ ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA, Consultations In English or German. Office in Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street. "~®7BHASTINfIS. W. *. REIOKK. JJASTING3 A REEDER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE) PA. Offioe on Allegheny street, two doors east of the office occupied by the late firm of YPee"V* Hast ings. _ 4®-t7 ok pillleiti iiitmal I.ITTI.K BY LITILK. Little by little the time goes by— Short if you sing through it, louir if you sigh; Little by little—an hour, a tlay, lioue with the years that have vanished away ; Little by little the raoe is run. Trouble and waiting aud toll aru done! Little by little the skies grow clear; Little by little the sun comes near; Little by little the days sunlc out Gladder and brighter ou pain and doubt; Little by little the seed we sow Into a beautiful yield will grow. Little by little the world grows strong, Fighting the battle of Right ami Wroug Little by little the Wrong gives way, Little by little the R ght has sway, Little by little all longing souls, Struggle up nearer the shining goals 1 Little by little the good in men lilo&sams to beauty for huuian ken; Lilt e by little the angels see Prophecies better of good to be; Little by little the God of all Lilts the world nearer his pleading call! A MISTAKE IN THE AUDBKSi. "Is this house coining down?" asked Mr. Merriman, looking up from his ser mon-like paper despairingly. For there was a hurrying to and fro from all quarters of the old mansion, a rnnuiDg up and down stairs, a subdu ed bustle, a murmur of excitement, and finally a gust of laughter, iu mauy keys of elation, sounding as if it came from the subterranean recesses of the kitohen. "No papa," cried little Lottie breath lessly; "but Minnie's bread has come out of that oven, and it's a success." "Oh!" said Mr. Merriman, abstract edly staring out of the window and scratching his bald head, "is that all?" "That all, indeed!"said Miunie, her self a very blooming girl, with short flaxen hair curling all over her head, light blue eyes and a pretty pug nose with jus! the proper up stiape, And she ran into the room with a big apron en veloping her slim figure, aud a fresh color deepening on her cheek, while by ineaus of a stout kitchen towel sho held up a tiu baking pan containing a puf fy, enow white loaf of new bread. "That's all, papa; wheu it's the first bread I ever made, and when it's to be sent to the hospital fair to be cut into sandwiches and sold for the sick poor at 10 cents apiece! Look at it papa! smell of it! see how deliciously light it is! And then tell me if you ever expect ed to have your little Minnie turn into such a stupendous housekeeper." And Miss Minnie Merriman kissed lier father on the tip of his nose aud looked at him with pretty girlish triumph. "Very nice- very creditable I" said the clergyman, beaming on his daughter. "I dare say you'll make a famous cook one of these days." "I only hope," put in Penny, the second daughter, (whose baptismal name was Penelope Dorcas), "that Mr. Ay ton will come to the fair and buy some of Minnie's sandwiches, and—" Minnie turned short round, flushing pink to the roots of her pretty hair. "Penny," said she, "what nonsense you are talking, when yon know very well that Mr. Ayton is siok with pneu monia. And of course ho has sent a liberal subscription to the fair; and what can it possibly matter who buys the bread?" Penny subsided rather abashed, and Minnie ran down stairs again to wrap the white spongy loaf in a snowy napkm and send Jerusha, the bound girl, to the rooms of the fair committee with it. "Now remember, Jerusha," she ut tered impressively, as she held up oue finger to add force to her word 3, 'it is No, 19 —l9, do you hear? Saville street." "Yes'm," said Jerusha, who was so demoralized at the prospect of a tem porary reprieve from her dish-washing that she could hardly stand still long enough to tie on her bonnet. And away she went, gamboling down the street like a half grown elephant, with a carefully wrapped up loaf of bread m a basket on her arm. "My first loaf of bread!" said Minnie to herself, us she leaned against the window casing. "Oh, I'm so glad it has turned out a success!" And then lier thoughts wandered to Mr. Harry Ayton. Would he be well enough to come to the fair that even ing? he patronize the refresh ment hml? Would he think her little pink-ribboned apron with the bib front becoming? Would he—Oh, pehaw, this would never do! Here it was 10 o'clock and the parlors not dusted nor Billy's Sunday suit mended aud brush ed ready for seryice. While Jerusha, after giving her im partial attention to a hand organ, sciss ors grinder, aud a street scuffle between two belligerently minded little boys, finally trudged up the steps of 90 saville street. "Please, with Miss Minnie Merri man's kind compliments," said she. "Please, and it's the first bread she ever made; please, and she hopes you'll like it" And Lois Jenkins, Mr. Harry Ay ton's faithful old nurse and housekeeper, car ried the loaf of bread up si airs to the room where the couvalescenl sat iu the sunshine. "And very kind of the minister's daughter," she said, setting the parcel upon the table. "And it's as beautiful light bread as ever I see! And how thoughtful of 'em, Mr. Harry, to re member you now, aiu't it? But Miss MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY. OCTOBER 2U, 1882. Minnie was always one for doing kind things to sick folks ever since she was knee high to a grasshopper—Mess her dear little soul!" "Yes," said Harry, slowly, "it is very kiud, indeed, could'nt I have a little of that fresh bread with mv beef tea at noon, Lois?" "We'll see what the doctor says. Mr. Harry," said the olil woman, cheerfully. "And anyhow, if you can't have it to day, you shall have it to-morrow." An hour afterwards Mr. Merriman himself came in—bald-headed, rtpeet aeled and kindly-eyed—to make a pas. ioral call. And Harry Ayton broke ab ruptly into the good man's rather prosy platitudes to ask the question nearest to his heart. "Mr. Merriman, do you think it pos sible that your daughter Minnie could ever care for me?" Mr. Merriman pushed his spectacles higher upon his forehead. "My daughter Minnie?" he repeated. "Why, she's only a baby! Seventeen last fall, my dear Harry." "My mother wits married at seventeen sir," said Ayton, smiling. "Bless me," said the goo.l pastor. "And now I come to think of it, my wife was not t ighteeu who she and I de termined to try life together, on a sal ary of SS(X) per annum. Dear! dear! how time does slip along, to be sure! My daughter Minnie, eh?" "Because," said Mr. Ayton, bravely, "I love her. And of all the women that ever I saw, she is the only one whom I would care to make my wife." Mr. Merriman rubbed his nose. "My dear young friend," he said, "if I was my daughter Minnie 1 should suy yes. But I'm not. And I don't pre tend to understand the ins and outs ot a woman's heart. So perhaps you'd bet ter ask her about it." "I will," said Mr. Ayton. "But I may take it for granted that I have your sanction?" "By all means," said the old gentle man, "by all means." "And you will prepare her mind for a visit from me when I am a little stronger?" "Oh, certainly," said Mr, Merriman. And absent minded as usual he went home and forgot all about it At. ft o'oloeK pipttj Miuo Miunie put on her blue velvet capote and neat little sack and went to No. 19 Savrlle street to help prepare the refreshments for the hospital fair. "How do you like my bread?" she asked of the lady superintendent, who stood at a big table with a dozen white aproned girls gliding around her in various directions. "The first I ever made." "What bread?" said Mrs. Raymond, lifting her eyebrows, "We have receiv ed no bread from you, Minnie." "Goodness, gracious me!" cried tli minister's daughter, clasping her bauds, "what has become of it, then? For I sent Jerusha with it at 10 o'clock, and she came back ami declared that she had delivered it all right." "There has been some mistake, evid ently," said Mrs. Baymond. And I ain sorry, for we are iu great need of real' nice home-made bread." Minnie hurried back home and stern ly confronted Jerusha, who was sur reptitiously buying a penny ballad of a boy at the rear door. "Jerusha," said she, you told me that you delivered my bread all right." "So I did, Miss Mnmie," whispered Jerusha. "At No. 90 Saville street, And as you told me, Miss Minnie." Minnie's cheek grew scarlet and thin grew pale. She sat hopelessly down on the edge of the kitchen table, "Jerusha," she criod, despairingly, "you have been and carried my bread and compliments to Mr. Ayton, instead of tc the hospital fair! Oh, Jerusha how could you make such a dreadful blund er?" And she ran up stairs to her father iu a sort of de.-peration. "Papa," she oried, "such a dreadful thing has happened! Oh, don't you think you oould help us out of it some way?" And she related the complication with tears in her eyes. "Hum! hum! ha?" said Mr. Merri man, apparently hoisting his memory out of the time of Herodotus with some uuseeu variety of mental apparatus. "Yes, I see. But you don't grudge poor Mr. Ayton the bread, Minnie, my dear, do you?" "Oh, no, no," cried Minnie. "You don't dislike him ?" "No, papa," said the innocent girl, "I think he is ever so nice !" "Well, then," said this wily diplo matist, "Suppose we both go around there together aud it can all be explain ed satisfactorily; and we know, my dear, that in the Good Book we are com manded to visit the sick." So Miss Merriman and her father went to No. 90 Saville street, where Harry Ayton lay on a sofa, looking very pule and interesting, and just exactly as a lover ought to do. His face bright ened up at the sight of Minnie. "Did you tell her, sir?" he demanded cf the minister. "N-no," confessed that worthy old gentleman. "I thought perhaps you could tell her better yourself. So I just conlriyed this little opportunity — or rather, it contrived itself. And I'll go down stairs now aud talk with Miss Jenkins about that passage in Revel ations that always bothers her so." "What does it meau?" said Minnie, in bewilderment, as her father shuffled out of the room. "It means," suit! Mr. Ayton, prompt ly, "that I love you. Dear, sweet little Minnie, I have been longing for you iu uiy heart all these months, but until i our Bwoi t message ti -day—" "But I sent no message," said Min nie, blushing 'celestial rosy red,' "and no bread either. It was all a mistake. They were both intended for the hoß pitkl fair." "But it isn't a mistake that I love you, said Mr. Ayton; "and if you can not teach yourself to care for me after all—" "Oh, but I didn't say that!" confessed Minnie. "At least—l thought—l un derstood-—" And when Mr. Merriman, having quieted Miss Jenk*ns's mind as to the obscure passage in Revelations, come back, Minnie was engaged to Hurry Ayton. "But you'll let the fair have the loaf of bread, Haray?" coaxed Minnie. "Not a crumb!" said the lover. "Do yon suppose I would let any one but myself cut the bread—the first you ever made, my darling? I'll send them a cheek for SSO aud let 'em buy their own bread with it." Aud so the hospital fair didn't get Minnie Merrimau's loaf of bread at all. The l'rturuiMiioe la Cloaed. The facts connected with the miserable experience of young Symonds as an ac tor were these : He was hired to play in a stock company, and one night wu called upon almost at an hour's notice to take part in a play he had never seen, hu, services being required in conse quence of the illness of the mun play ing it. So little time did he have to prepare for the performance that a re heursal was impossible. The part given him to study was in manuscript. The man who hud previously played it was an eccentric person and had written in a lot of ridiculous stage directions. Sy monds was amuzed to Hud them in a serious part, but supposed them all right, and at evening appeared with his lines and business prettv well learned. laigo null iksliluuaoiv au— ■embled in tIA .theatre. The curtain was rung up an. i the play oommcnced. Soon Symonds" went on. His tirst speech described the misery of the poverty-stricken mother at home. After it he danced a little break down, The audience were amazed, aud the other act ors on the stage dumb-founded, But Symonds knew he was to follow his stage directions. Presently he had to refuse a proposition to commit crime. He did so in grand style, and then took off his hat aud jumped on it. This extraordi nary proceeding created a fensatiou. The inanagei came and stood in the wings and suffered anguish. After his next speech, a detiauce to his tempter, he crawled under the sofa. That just set everybody wild, and the manager danced up aud down in the wings, and swore he'd kill Symonds when he came off. After a touching love s ene with the heroine, Symonds proceeded to stand on his head and howl, and the audience howled too, and the manager shrieked to him to come off. But Sy monds didn't hear, and proceeded. He spoke his next speech with such im pressiveuess aud maguiticeuco of man ner that the audience was, in spite of itself, hushed into respectful silence, and at its clos 3 was about to applaud, when Symonds panked off a boot and hurled it viciously at the head of the orchestra. That settled it. The leader, who was badly hurt on the jaw by the boot, came up over the footlights, and the manager rushed on from the wiugs, and the way they bounced Symonds about was fearful. He made a big tight, and was still at it when the curtain was rung down. After they were lifted, Symonds explained, and showed his part as a justification for his conduct. But the manager would accept 110 ex cuse, ami, going before the curtain, said : ' Ladies and geutlemeu. oecas- I ioually a natural-born idiot, with a phe ' nomcnal faculty for making an ass ot ' himself, is sent into the world. Such a one lias iullicted himself upon us to night. For my part, I have endured the agony of the damned while watch ing him, and I presume you've had enough of his donkey ism. Therefore the performance is closed." Flow urn. It is impossible, ap most parls of tlie country, to make a beautiful garden without the outlay of $1 for plants. Could the persons referred to visit Eu ropean gardens, or even see European catalogues, they would find that the common plants around them are else where highly valued. Aside from the trees there are many shrubs that may find a place in the garden, and a host of herbaceous plants from which a proper selection will keep a garden gay the whole growing eoason. Make the pos sible piacticable. OFF: ''You will And the painting looks better a little way oft'," said the artist. And Fogg asked, quite innocent ly, ''Would half a mile be far enough off, do you think ?" Modern Vienna. The famous letter-writer "Gatli," recently said: Although Vienna is one of the most popular cities in Europe, it is very far inferior to Paris in the regularity aud importance of its street architecture and the brightness of its shops. There are some rather hand some women in Vienna—particularly Hungarian women—and the Viennese often possess the amiable countenances of the French, and are, perhaps, better modeled in bodily form, but they seem to me to be dirtier people, and with but slight taste in dress. The public life of Vienna around the cafes, etc., is very languid aud phlegmatic, compared to that of Puris. The large suburbs of Vienna remind me of the Bowery side of New York. The city is improving, aud the great street called the Ring Strosse has noble buildiugs of not very pure architecture to celebrate the crea - tiou of the element of popular Govern ment iu this old absolute despotism. The great palace, around which the city clings like a sot of old Southern cabins close to the planter's mansion, was a subject of somewhat horrid mystery to me, considering the evil influence it lias exeicised on modern times for more than three hundred years, I went through the imperial stables, where were many Spanish barbs for riding purposes, and saw some of the Princes exercising in their riding school; aud went down into the crypt of the old church, where a monotomous number of great, lumbering bronze coffins of the imperialists lie—Maria Theresa in the middle, her husband at her feet, the second wife of Napoleon off at one side, with Napoleon's Hapsburg son silent besnle her, and at the for end Maxi milian, of Mexico, his big casket shell covered with silver offoriugs and faded flowers, and iu a darker part of the crypt, behind higher railings, lay the long, high coffins of a series of misera ble rulers who fashioned an empire out of the sufferings and humiliation of discordant races, aud have but recently surrendered any portion of it, in obe dience to the iron will of Bismark. Yet this surrender has made all of Aus tria that is pleasing at the present moment, and her sovereigns, at last throwing themselves upon the populace, begin to recognize a joy their lathers never anew. I went to the eelebrfttcvl Turkish batli of Vienna, which would be the noblest iu the modern world if there was any patronage in Vienna to keep it up. But it is rapidly tumbling into dirt and decay for the want of money. Built for the needs of the Vienna Exhibition several years ago, it hid a brief perit>d of success, aud still is a reminder of the old Roman baths, iu its huge halls, large swimming pools and proficiency of space; but I find no bath in Europe more acceptable than are those in Lafa yette Place, New York, though the Hammam in Paris is admirable for its economy of space and architectural nicety. The Turkish baths iu London aro too public and hare too mauy para sites hangiug around. Nowhere in Europe did I get the manipulation in thoss baths that one receives in New York. In Vienna I went to hear Edward Strauss, one of ttie three noted Jewish brothers who have composed dance music, lead his orchestra at the Volks garden, near by the palace. This is a flat, enc'osed piece of ground, shaded with horse chestnut and other trees, with pretty walks and hedges, and with two music stands opposite each other, one of which has attached to it a sort of restaurant hotel for balls and suppers. At this latter music stand Strauss led his tiddlers to bis own tunes and those of nis brothers, John aud Joseph, and about half the music played was of 4he Strauss family's composition. Edward is a fine-looking man with a dramatic address; rich Jewish eyes aud black hair; his clothes are oarefully made. He leads his orchestra in a dance fash ion, moving his feet and knees as if he could scarcely keep from waltzing while he handles the baton. The music of the Btrausses is yaluptnous, confiden tial, insinuating, coquetting and pretty, but tolerably shallow aud made alto gether for the feet aud fingers. The audience, as a matter of politeness, always applaud the Strauss compositions. A military band in the other stand alternated with the string music, aud seemed to me, like military bands every where, to have a great deal of brass clattering and din of drums. There were some gentle, graceful people iu the audience, which toward nine o'clock numbered nearly one thousand; but the oyprians, in considerable number, pa raded up and down the walks in pairs and threes and singly, and lurked around the environs, tasting their beer and waiting to be addressed. I think I paid sixty cents to go into this concert, which was listened to outside by seyeral thou sand lree-list patrons, who could hear the music just as well as we within. BOOTOK CREAM CAKE. —One cup sugar, half cup of butter, two tablespoonfuls of sweet milk, t.nree eggs, one teaspoonful of cream of tartar, half a teaspoonful of soda aud one and a half cups of Hour. Bake like jelly cake. —Mohammed was born at Mecca about 570. Ailment* of tb Horse. The term forging is an expression used among horsemen to denote a peculiar un pleasant sound, prodaced when an animal is trotting slowly of walking, and some times even when they are going at a good, sharp trot. It is the clicking noise caused by the toes of the hind shoes striking against the heels of the front ones. In some instances this is so annoying as to depreciate the value of the animal, espe cially in those horses which carry it to such a degree as to Injure the back of the coronet, sometimes causing lameness, and ofVen a wound of a more or less serious nature. The fault is generally termed over-reaching or grabbing. The term over reaching or grabbing; and forging,although very different in many respects, can only be considered as modifications of one an other, over-reaching or grabbing being the more serious. The causes are various. In some instances it is the result of debility, as is often noticed during convalescence trorn some depleting disease. We also find colts which have not fully matured addic ted to this vice, especially those which have, as it were, outgrown themselves. The muscles of progression are not sufil cienlly strong to sustain the weight and propel the body in a proper manner, hence the awkward gait. Now and then we meet with cases where the condition is remittent the animal going perfectly sound one day; possibly on the next the clicking noise is heard every few steps, while on the fol lowing day he will go all right,and remain so lor a time, when the noise will be again heard. This can only be accounted for by the pieseuce of temporary muscular debil ity, iheresultof some constitutional dis turbance, aot sufiicit n', however, to cause any noticeable illness. Again, in some animals it seems to be a natural way of going, and is best relieved by judicious shoe ng. The aggravated eoaditioa, over reach or grab, is the result of what might be termed an accident, such as is liable to occur when an animal is struggling through deep snow, or traveling upon a very rough or solt muddy road. It also often occurs in trotting horses when they are forocd to a gait beyond their natural speed, or when they are suddenly checked by a rough hand during the act of breaking from the trot to the gallop. It of course occur <at other limes, but these are occasions when it is common. The treatment of these conditions, of course, depends upon the cause. In forg iug the unpleasantness can generally be removed at once by preventive measures, such as allowing the wall of the hind foot to project about say one quarter of an inch beyond the shoe, and to prevent the shoe from being too easily wrenched from its proper situation a small clip should be turned up on each side and in front of the quarters. The animal should be shod in this way until it has regained its strength, or for an indefinite period, and to obviate the possibility of grabbing the front of the snoe EUOUtU UC urzrrztTcS iruiu IUC txmj backwards. The treatment of over-reach or grab must, of course, depend upon the size and condition of the wound. If it is a deep cut, and recently made, the edges should be brought together and retained there by sutures, and the whole covered with fiexible collodion or something which will protect the wound from the injurious effects of the air. If the wound is only slight it should be treated as such, viz.,by keeping it thoroughly clean and applyiug healing lotions or ointments. If there is much inflammation it may be kept in sub jection by hot or cold applications in the shape of poultices or stupiug, but nothing is better at this season of the year than showering the part with water from an oi dinary hose. Over Wild Mountains. The detachment which was sent under command of Captuin 11. H. Pierce, of the Twenty-First infiidtry, to explore the northern part of Washington Territory and report on its topographical aspect, reached Vancouver on the 17th of September after an absence ot six weeks. During the trip the officers and men expenenced much hardship and privation. The commander left Fort Colville, W. T., on August Ist and pushed in a westerly line for the Cas cade Mountains. The ascent was so steep that only three horses could be got over the summit. One of the pack mules went over the precipice head over heels, and after making about fiity revolutions per minute, soon lauded at the bottom af the canyon,a distance of 4JO feet. Another horse was lost in the same manner, and a valuable mule was bitteu by a rattlesnake and died suoilly afterward. Most of the animals and a number of the men were sent back to Fort Colville. The party that remained traveled over a region which is supposed to have been never trod by the feet of white man. Lieu tenant U. B. Backus, of the Third Caval ry, than whom perhaps there is no man better versed in woodcraft in the service, was second in command. After belog out some weeks the provisions began to give out and for five days the party subsisted on quarter rations. Part of the country traveled over is reported to be exceedingly rich in mineral deposits. The territory traversed by the party was fearfully rough consisting of steep declivities, and in some places the ascent waa perilous. After reaching tue Skagit rtver they fell in with a parly of Indians, who carried them in a canoe as far as Stirling, where the soldiers procured supplies of food, etc. Captain Pierce part of the time suffered from a bad cold, but uotwithstanding his ill-health he conducted the expeditiou to a successful close. Knowledge gleaned Ironi this ex pedition will be ot great advantage in the event of an Indian war in that locality. Eatuig Moat aud Nervoaineig, .Nervous disease and weakness in crease in a country as the population comes to live on the flesh of the warm blooded animals. 4 Meat' using the term in its popular sense :s highly stim ulating, and supplies proportionally more exciting than actually nourishing pabulum to the nervons system. The meat-eater lives at high pressure and is, or ought to be, a peculiarly active or ganism, like a predatory animal al ,rays on the alert, walking rapidly, and con suming large quantities of oxygen. In practice, we find that the meat-eater does not live up to the level of his food, and as a consequence he cannot or does not take in enough oxygen to satisfy the exigencies of his mode of liie. Thereupon fo low many, if not most, of j the ills to which highly civilized and | luxurious meat-eating classes are liable. Killed by his Bride. Several months ago, two of the most dashing belles of Huntsville ware the Missos Merrl wether, daughters of Colonel Merri wether, a prominent citi/.en of Huntsville, Alabama, and the former Chief Eagineer of the Memphis and Charlestowo Railroad. Their most ardent admirers were Captaia Belts and Lon. Davis, son of Colonel Davis, who was once one of the most prominent men of North 'Alabama, and nephew of Zeb. Daris, who was Mayor of Huntsville for many years. 1 oung Daris was con sidered fast, and Mrs. Merriwether object ed to his attentions to hw daughter. Tne girl appeared to lore him, and finally au elopement was agreed on, and one night, when the young couple had engagements to attend a concert, they instead boarded a train for this city, where they were mar ried. Their honeymoon passed happily, but soon Daris' character began to assert itself and his wife discorered the awful fact that he was addicted to the use ot opium and was an incessant gambler. Tnis dis corery created dissensions and he began to make her life unhappy by bif* profligate habits. Bhe endured this as long as pos sible, but finally left his roof and sought protection in the home of her ehiidhoood. The excitement incident to this brought on brain terer and for a while her life was despaired of, and when she recovereu, ber mind was partially deranged. The physi cian adrised her husband to keep aloof from her for some months and on this ad - rice, he agreed that she should be taken to Khea Spring, promising not to annoy her by his presence until he was sent for. Her mother accompanied her aad they ar ■red at the Springs about three months ago, She recuperated rapidly and hr in tellect was soon restored and the husband visited the springs but did not see her. He risited tne springs a second time and saw her but a few momenta, she still re fusing te return to him until he reformed. But he again visited the springs, but was denied seeing her. Several stormy inter * news passed between the mo:her aal him, and tor several days he was seen hanging about his wife's room, but he was denied admittance. Sunday lie procured a pistol and de uanded admittance or threatened to kill the mother. He was finally quieted and gave the pistol to her. Miuday he was heard to say that his wife should return to him or a murder would follow. Tuesday night Mrs. Davis step ped from her room to go to th z toilet room. He was near at hand and followed. They met some distance from the hotel, and he, pointing to a pistol he carried in bis hand, demanded that she return to him. She had the pistol be gave her mother iu her pocket at th* time and quiet ly slipped it from her pocket, placed it against his body and fired, the ball passing through his bowels. She then walked de liberately to the hotel, informed the pro prietor of what she had done as coolly as II VUC WCn? rClßll DVIHV Til T■ wi -itain.il a.id left for her roo'o. She exhibited not the least excitement, although many ladies were in hysterics from excitement. She related the circum • stances as calmly as if telling an anecdote and at midnight inq ured after the patieut and slept soundly until morning. Mr. Davis was found to be rapidly failing. He stated that his wife shot him in self defence ami he deserved it; that he had brought It on himself and ne one but him self was to blame. He begged that she would not be arrested, adding that she acted in self-defense only. At Up. m., Mr. Davis was thought to be dying. A number of prouiineut citizens of Hunts ville passed through the city yesterday to Ruca Springs. The young wife is but a mere girl of very handsome appearance. Chewing-Gum Season. It is a fact of some consequence to dea lers in certain goods fhat the chewing-gum season begins with school. There is some demand during the summer, but boys and girls generally hare other means of diver sion and recreation, but when the school room door opens and the year's toil begins there is something necessary in study hours. Talfy and other candies leave marks on lingers and faces, but the hardy gum can be rolled away snugly in the comer of the desk, mouth or pocket and reproduc ed whenever the pedagogue has his back turned. Very little pu/e spruce gum is in the market. Packages are received that look like pure gum at first sight, but the lumps are supposed to be formed by the fingers after a little gum, rosin and other things have been added If a dealer is in doubt about the genuineness of this spruce guru, he applies to a Canadian, who can tell at ouce. It must not be Inferred from this that the regular diet of the Canadian is spruce guin. .No; he gets something more on holidays occasionally. The amount of chewing-gum manufac tured is enormous. There is a factory in Philadelphia. The gum sold by confec tioners is chiefly paraffiue wax. Spruce gum is fifty cents per pound for the best in Maine, hence the use of cheaper things gives profit. The gum makers follow the toy seasons in the form of chewing gum— that is to say, when tops are the toys gam is in the shape of tops, at other seasons other forms attract pennies. Chewing-guiu may seem insignificant as a trade commo dity, but it is not. There are large houses in the country engaged solely in the pre paration of che wing-gum. Flat Currency. Japan is offering an instructive spec tacle to the advocates of a paper and "iiat" currency. About six years ago that country decided to imitate Eas tern nations in an irredeemable paper currency, and the result of this experi ment has been unfortunate. The latest information from Japan is that the paper money is now at a discount of 70 per cent. It has depreciated in value almost from the start, though subject to the quick fluctuations which invest this unstable currency with one of its charms to a speculative people. For a time the farmers in the interior pre ferred the new paper money to silver, and as a result there has been much suffering among them. No one knows the amount in circulation, and the country is suffering sadly from this ! worthless substitute for money. NO 43.