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if' It 1 4 K 1 1, s j ,' ffri , It. 'f Atf l.ort rrlf L ? h" 44 ' r V ' i 4 ? l" U um Aay-: acJrs nmt$pwm REMOVED! Wo beg to notify our old friends and the public generally, TW4T WE HAVE OPENED UF aner -330- OUR.- Number Thirty-seven Fort Street, Where we shall continue to offer every possible inducement to purchasers of Merchandise in our line. 718 mm TKMVEMY. NEW GOODS! FOK CASTLE & COOKE! Fencing Wire, Galvanized and Annealed, Nos. 5 and 6. Cast Steel, I, i, l, and li inch, Octagon and Square, Hoop Iron, $, 1, 1, and 'H inch. English. Belting, 3 and. 4 in. Fenc'e Wire Staples, Spear and Jackson Files, Saucepans, Tea Kettles, Galvanized Tubs, Galvauized Buckets, Hubbuck's B. L. Oil, White Lead, Red Lead, White Zinc, Sardines, 2 and ; Currie, Mustard, Cream Tartar, Carb. Soda, Jamaica Ginger. Cffi EAl CfliMT! II U . G. J II MT, -BY THE CC Davis " FEW OF THE NEW HAVEN PARLOB OMANS! Will too Sold Cheap! ALSO, JLT AUKIVU). One Pair of Weston's Patent Hanging Centrifugals, complete, WITH IK03T .l'ltAME AND Ml.XE.lt! Blake's Steam Pumps, Nos. 1,2.3,4, 5 and 6. tar and to Aititivjs BLAKE'S VACUUM PUMPS! STILL FURTHER REDUCTION ON SEWING MACHINES! CASTLE & COOKE Can Eurnish the Singer New Family Sewing Machine! Equal to any other Doable Thread Machine, for 830. Singer Tailor Manufacturing Machine, for $55 ! A proof or the Superiority of the SINGER MACHINES, their Bales number MORE than all the manufacturers In the world, put together. Also, on hand. The "Wilcox & Automatic Machine. The euiestranniug, simplest and only noiseless Machine, tho Ladies' favorite, for $50. 3m 716 TA1YIAR INDIEN, A LAXATIVE, KEFRESHLNG, AND MEDICATED FRUIT LOZENGE, RELIEF AND CURE OF CONSTIPATION! And its attendant Maladies, such as Hemorrhoids, Cerebral, Congestion, Headache, &c. Prepared by E. Grillon, Phannacien de Iere Classe, 27 line Je Kamluteau, Paris, and FOR SALE BY A. McWAYNE, Honolulu Drug Store, ne Sm IRON PIPESI Ex Hertfordshire, are now offered Lower than ever before in this Market. GAlTVAiriZED SHEET HtOX. SHEET ZINC PERFORATED ZIXC, SHEET LEAD, LEAD 1I1ES, Etc., EcL, Etc FENCE WIRE! A few tons to arrive per Do venby from Liverpool. Xaa. J5tfcoc: STOVES, RANGES, TDSTWARE, ALL OP WHICH WK OFFER LOW. W tale pleasure In announcing to our friends and the puouc generally mat we liave Received per "Mystic Bell," A Lnrso Assortment or PLOWS, Horse Hoes, Cultivators, Planters' r Lakes') Hoes, Shovels, "T gpades, Oo Scythes, Forks. Axes. Hatchet, llct Jlattocta, Grub Hoes, Broad Axes, Ox Bows, Ox Yokes, Canal Barrows, Pick Axes, &olld bhanlc Does, .Rakes, etc, etc, etc, etc All ol irliicli nill be orjered nt "NIMBLE SIX -PENCE" PRICES! NOTT & CO., Tin, Sheet Iron and .Lead Workers, 71 Jm SO. 9 KAAHCilANU STREET. SALAMANDER FELTING Coveriig Boilers, Steam Pipes etc. Era Saves 25 per Cent, of Fuel-PRICE REDUCED TO $7.50 BBL. THEO. H. DAVIES, ne Aeent. CITIZEXS A5D KESIDESTS OF Visiting Friends and Strangers generally are cordUaylsvlted to attend Public Worship atFOBTST. CHURCH, where Sendees are held every Sabbath at II o'cloct A. 1L, and TXr.SL SeaU are provldedfor all woo maybe pleased to attend. There Is a Wednesday erenlng Prayer Meeting at JJf o'clock, la the Lector Boom,to which allarewalcosue. 77 ly DILLINGHAM & CO. NEW GOODS! - fVoxn Boston. CELEBETED Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets. The Fine Clipper Ship "CITY OF PERTH," 115 DATS FROM LIVERPOOL, IS NOW DISCHARGING -HER- COMPItlSIXCi THE rOLLOWISO GJ-OO D e ! rrlnts, Denims, Brown Cotton., Pilot Clothing, Umbrellas, Moleskins, Towel, Velvet Carpets, Cotton Blankets, Linen Drills, Quilts, Tweed Clothing Underclothing, Wool Shirts, Oxford and Crimean Shirts, India Rubber Clothing, French CtilMrlin, White Lead, Castor Oil Gorruges' Celebrated Bine Mottled Soap, twenty-tour bars in a box. Ransome & Sim's Paris Steel Ploughs, Earthenware, Glassware, Portland Cement, McOnlo'a dancers, WESTON'S CENTRIFUGALS & ENGINES, Fire Bricks, Roofing. Slates. Whiting, Iron Bedsteads, Gtorrug&ted Iron. Hoop Iron, Fence Wire. liollowwara. Empty Fetroleum Barrels, EaUroad Iron. Blood Wolfe & Co.'s Ale ! Bass' Ale, Pig Brand Portar, Dunvlile's Whiskey, BEST SOUTH WAIESSTEAMXJOAL FOB SALE ST THEO. H. DAVIES. TM Sm Real Estate for Sale or Lease. SEVERAt VERT DESIRABLE MFAMILY RESIDENCES LARGE AXD SHALL, Located in differed parts of the City. With Gardens, Oat-houses, and every convenience, and In perfect order. Enquire of W tf UCOO STAKOEXWALD 11. D HAWAIIAN GAZETTE AN IN-DEPENDENT JODKNAL, DEVOTED TO HAWAIIAN PROGRESS. PUBLISHED AND EDITED BY T. CRAWFORD MACDOWELL. WEDNESDAY. OCT. 23. 1878. The Wonders ol Toy-Land. WHERE TOE JIILLIO.V LITTLE BABIES AND OTHER CHILDRKX'8 TOTS ARE 3(ADE. Chamber's Journal says : U the chiel occapation ol many a mouutain village both in tne Tyrol nod in Switzerland ; bat in no place bas it been carried to greater perfection or been cutererj into more thoroughly by tbe inhabitants loan at St. Ulnch. Ooe branch of it indeed, tbe manufacture of wooden toys, particularly dolK may be considered almost a specialty of tbe district ; for tbe little town of St. Ulnch is tbe great storehouse from which tbe chief toy-traders of Europe, we might almost say the world, draw those rich and inexhaustible supplies which brighten bo many nureeiies apd gladden the hearts ot so ranny little ones. Tbe art is said to have been intro duced into the valley about tbe beginning of the last century, since which time it has been tbe principal employment of tho inhabitants, rualo and female, young and old alike ; for ancient grandfathers and grandmothers may be. seen steadily pursuing the vocalioo mat nas oeen theirs from tho earliest years ; and as soon as tbe little boys or girls can be safely trusted with knives, they begin tbeir rude endeavors to carve tbe form of eome animal or toy which is tbe peculiar line of their family. This is one of the odd things in connection with the trade, that, as a general rule, each family or group of families has its own special department from which they do not deviate. Some carve, some paint, some gild, the painters often working only on ooe particular color; while tbe carvers constantly stick to tbe manufacture of one or two, or at the most of half u dozen animals, of certain toys or certain poitions of the toys and dolls, and so on through all the endless ramifications of tbeir Lilliputian industry. It is a most curiouB sight to watch tbem at work. They use no models, and work entirely by rule ot thumb; long practice having made them so perfect that they turn out the tiny articles without tho slightest hesitation, every one as precisely alike as if they bad been cast in a mould. In this way are manufactured tbe varied collections of animals found in Noah's Ark. Somo families will cut out lions, tigers, camels and elephants : others, sheep, oxen and deer ; others, chiefly birds ; while another group will produce tbe wonderfully-dressed little men and women popularly supposed to represent Noub and his seven human companions. Tbe coloring of these productions is quite another branch of the trade, and while the carving goes on at all times with nnabated regularity, tho painting of the various articles is only added as tbey are required ; that is, when orders come from the toy dealers ; and this frequently varies according, to circumstances ; so that tbe color ing and gilding business is not on tbo wbolo so steady and profitable as the carving. There are several shops and warehouses where tho articles thus manufactured are sold ; but there are two leading merchants who act as wholesale exporters, buyiog the carved work either from the people themselves or from minor agents, who realiza a small profit by acting as middlemen. Permission can readily be obtained to visit those establishments ; and it is a curious and amusing sight to walk through their vast repositories, uad inspect the extraordinary collection of dolls and toys gathered together under one roof. The dolls are in themselves a very wonderful exhibi lion. There are rooms upon rooms quite filled with them, of every size and stylo, small and large, painted and unpainted ; their size varying from tiny atoms scarcely an inch long, to bugs figures of nearly a yard in length, most of them joiuted, and the greater part uncolored, and just us they came from the hands of the carver. Tbey are carefully sorted according to tbeir various sizes ; and grout shelves and caies m every direction are crammed with them. Some sizes are more popular than others, a very favorite length being about two inches; of this size one of the great doll merchants of St. Ulricb buys thirty thousand every week during tbe whole year ! Tbo makers of this kind can turn out about twenty dozen a day, each skillful worker ; tbe painting being quite nn alter concern, witb which the carvers have nothing to do. Hero also are bins filled with wooden animals, also of different sizes and different degrees of excellence; for while somo are merely roughly shaped and tbo production often of very young children, others are carved with very great caro and dex terity, and are faithful representations of the creatures tbey are intended to imitate. All tbo numerous toys with which wo uro familiar in the shops, or which we have played with in childhood, hero first spring into beinj. Noah's Ark, empty and full ; armies of wooden soldiers on horseback and on foot ; farmyards of various dimensions, stored witb every article noedlul for tbe juvenile agriculturist; dolls' furniture of every shape and pattern ; sets of tea cups and saucers, and all Muds of domestic utensils ; little wooden horses, little wooden carts. In short it is toys, toys everywhere ; and even with all our experience of the capacity of children for acquiring such possessions, it is reallv difficult to credit tbe fact that this enormous manufacture and unceasing distribution go on, liko the poot's brook, "forever." The Oilier '.Train that is Coming-. As a train was passing over a New England railroad it struck a broken rail. The conductor felt tho shock. He new a car was off tho track, and sprang for a brake. It was his last bravo service. The crash came, and be was picked up, a poor, mangled wreck ; bis skull bad been broken. He mado oat, however, to ntter these words tbe last utterance of a faithful, loyal soul " Put out tho signals for the trnin I" Somewhere down tbe track be knew another train was coming, thundering, crashing along, dashing faster, faster, faster, and there was his train on the track 1 Out with the signals, out with tbe signals 1 another train is coming 1 That was his last injunction. That other train, that other train, I am saying to myself, tho generation that is following us ; the boys and girls that are pressing hard after ns, coming along faster, Taster, faster, just ahead of whom we nre, only perhaps to be in their way, a hindrance, an obstacle, and possibly tbe occasion of their ruin. What need of care, what need of caution, what need of restless vigilance for tbeir Babe, in speech, in act, in look, in gesture I I want nothing to escape mo that will bo an obstaclo in their way. If we are on tbe track, blocking it, if wo are in tbo way, let ns take ourselves oat of the way as soon as possible. ""What will yon toko?" was tho question asked an observant boy at the table, and referring to tho beverage he might desire. " I will take what father takes." The father had received from tbe waiter a glass ot intoxicating drink. The father heard the boy's romark, set aside his glass and called for water. He saw the other train coming and cleared tho track for it at once. I think the saddest experiences is tho consciousness that an opportunity for right doing Las been lost. It brings a sad look into a man's face to know tbat he has an example, bad in itself, and hopelessly followed by others. We know of an empty train that came to a stop on a down grade, the station having been reached. In the absence of an official tbe train broke loose and went crashing down to meet tbe steamboat express. Some one chased the runaway cars, but could not overtake them to put on the brakes. Tbe opportnnity for the arrest of tbe train bad gone. There was a that night. O, souls on the track I fathers and mothers I your opportunity in behalf of your boys and girls is to-day now I Don't let it slip from you. We are not only to have a clear track for the next train, but in everv way we are to make and keep that track suitable for the travel of tbe coming generation. Here comes the work of tbe teacher, to get the uneasy, rambling feet of childhood over into the roadway of tbe very best life. I passed recently a large rabble of boys in a vacant city lot. They were noisy and rough. What more important work, I asked myself, than to labor for that age and class, the generation coming? Through "the the Bible, the charcb, we are to open a sure, steadfast, blessed way for the feet. Oar opportunity is UMtay. Did not Voltaire make the ago of fire tbe limit inside which character substantially is settled 1 At any rate, that limit cannot be set with safety very far ahead. I don't want to be so absorbed in the cares and of my generation as to forget tbe next. I want to think of, and plan for, and work for the generation coming tbe other tram on the track. As the Lord helps me, I mean to think more and make more of the interests of the children tbe other train that is coming. S. H. World. Xcleplioneclioct. Having recently established a line of telepho nic communication between my rooms anil tne residence of a frieod residing on Nob hill, (San Francisco) I last evenicg attempted to put it into practical working operation. The following is tbe result of tbe first experiment with this most wondersul invention : Question My friend, will yon answer n few questions for tbe benefit of the readers of the Post? Answer Yes ; but wait a minute till I get a glass ot whisky. "You bad better take a glass of Spring Valley water." "I don't drink Spring Valley water." "Why not?" "Because I've always been accustomed to take my pollvwogs on a separate dish." "Nevertheless, my friend, yon had better stick to Spring Valley water. You will find that the temperance cause will never injure you nor any one else who will advocate it." "Yes, it does ; sometimes." "What ! Can you name a single individual who was ever engaged in tbe temperance cause and was not benefitted by it?" "Yes : Happy Jack." "Can you tell me what are the chief productions of Ireland ?" "Yes; policemen." "Who are tho handsomest ladies ic California to-day ?" "Tbe two ladies to whom Mr. O'Brien has left large sections of bis property." "Is there any way of telling when Sunday arrives, except by consulting tbe almanuc?" "Yes. In San Francisco, by tbe picnics and target excursions." "What has become of all the five-cent pieces? Tbey are very scarce at present." "Michael Reese has gone to Europe, and has taken all be can find to buy dinners with." "Which would you prefer to be, rich and influential like tbe Rotsbcbilds,or great and powerful minded like Bismarck?" "Neither. If I bad my choice I would like to be the night watchman in the New York Women's Hotel." "Do yon consider that the recent increase in the police force of this city was necessary I" "Yes ; because there are so many members or the legislature in town." "Would you liko to bo elected a member of the legislature, or go to the Senate?" "No. I have not the requisite qualifications. I neVer stole anything in my life." "(Jan you tell me what is tho saddest moment in a young Udy's life ? Is it when she loses her lover ?" "No. It is when, after searching for seventeen long years, she one night fiods a man under her bed." "Has tho fidelity of affection which existed between Damon and Pythias over been equaled in these latter davs?" "Yes. You will find a similar case in Henry ward lseecueranu Don ingersoll." "Are your city officials honest?" "Yus ; they are all 'on it.' " "You misunderstand me. I said honest." "Yes. I think; tbey aro all honest ; but when I go into tho City Hall. I always leave my watch and chain in the Safe Deposit " "Can you tell me why theTichborne claimant, who is now in prison, resembles a lady's chignon?" "Because it is a caso of false heir." "Now tell me, in as few words as possible, tbe height of your ambition." "Tho height of my ambition ? I'd liko to be a sailor, and plow the ragiug soa: Or I'd like to live forerer aud always yooog to be. But better limn 4 snil'ir, or n man with many lifes Qhl tiow Td Ule to be a iornton, withltalf a dozen wives," "Can you tell me " "No ; I am afraid I can't. Tbe electricity is all need up and I'm going to bed. Good night." Henry J. Latuau. TIic Use olMIilk. Dr. Crosby, of the Bellevne Hospital, pronounces milk an article of diot which all persons may ase, under nearly all conditions. There are thoso who say that tboy cannot take milk, that it makes them bilious, etc., but he declares tbat this is not true. A. person who is Bick may take milk with tho greatest possible advantage, because it contains, in a form easy of assimilation, all the elements essential for maintaining nutrition. It is tbo natural aliment of tbe young animal, and certainly nnswers a good purpose, for the old animal, provided it is used properly, and not poured into a stomach already over-filled, as though it had in itself no substance or richness. Now milk, be does not hesitate to say, may be takun, as far as disease is concerned, in nearly evory condition. Perhaps it will require the addition of a spoonful or two of lime water. The addition of a little salt will often prevent tho nfter feeling of fullness and " wind on tho stomach," which some complain of. If marked acidity of the stomach is present, then perhaps a little gentian may bo requisite to stimulato tbe stomach somewhat, and it may bo necessary to give it in small quanties and repeat it ofton ; but ice-cold milk can be put into a very irritable stomach, if given in email quantities and at short intervals, with tbe happiest effect. It is used in case of fever, which formerly it was thought to " feed," and when scalded it baa a desirable effect in Bummer complaints. But it is an article of diet for people in health, and who wish to remain in that happy condition, that milk should be most appreciated. For tbe mid-day lunch of those whose hearty meal comes at night, or for tbe supper of those who dine at noon, nothing is eo good. The great variety and excellent quality of prepared cereals givo a wido choice of food to use with milk. Bread, with berries in their season, or baked sweet apples, boiled rice, cracked wheat, oatmeal, hulled corn or hominy, taken with a generous bowl of pure milk, makes tho possible light meal in warm weather for children, and for all adults who have not some positive physical idiosyncrasy that pro-vent tbem from' digosting it. The men of the firmest health and longest life are tho men of regular and simple habits, and milk is a standard I article in such a diet. Labor Statistics. The facts which have been compiled by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics to show tbo condition of labor in that State, furnish, says tbo N. Y. Tribune, a good answer to its demagogues, domestic and imported. The Bureau found 21,000 laborers oat of employment on tho 1st of June, of whom nearly two-thirds were unskilled laborers. This number, it is believed, would have been greatly reduced if the enumeration had been mado at a busier manufacturing season, tbongh there is compensation in the fact tbat it was made when many persons bad temporary employment on farms. Admitting this figure to bo larger than it is well to have it, the report still declares that there have been fewer demands for charitable relief, throughout the State, as shown by indisputable evidence, than for several years back ; and tbe general testimony of officials is that many of those who ore without work wonld not take it if tbey could get it. Taking tbis result as a basis, tbe whole number of persons out of employment in the United States is estimated at 57,000, or less than 6 per cent, of the aggregate C( perrons occupied in what are called productive industries. This is a formidable showing, and yet it is scarcely one-sixth the size of the figure that tbe tramp statesmen have been imposing upon their nodiences. Restoring Faded Weitixo. Manuscripts which have become illegible may be restored by Von Bibra'a process of developing faded ink. A solution of tannin is applied with a brash, tho excess is removed by a current ot water, and the document is dried at a temperature otfrom 144 to 177. The solution of tannin should be moderately concentrated. It does not possess the destructive influence npon the paper which is piuuutcu ujr ujurusoipusie oi ammonia. I no writing developed in this manner remains clear and black for several months. Tbe Carbon Motor. That proud song of steam commopcing, "Harness me down with your iron bands, be snre of of your carb and rein,'' and ending off with the grandiloquent assertion, "The irorld, the vorld is mine, is hashed by the advent of a power wbicb will as effectually pnt the quietus on steam as tbe telephone and phonograph threaten to do witb the telegraph's industrious tick. The coming power in moving machinery is tbe carbon motor. It is a simplo affair, and. without shrouding the subject in words and figures, wo think we can explain the principle to the most superficial reader. Fire heats wator, water generates steam, steam confined in a cylinder moves the engine. Carbon is virtually cnatcoal. marcoai can be liquified by beating it in a retort with sulphur, and the liquid Is called bi-sulphide of carbon. When tbe liquid carbon is brought in contact witb a certain temperature it becomes a vapor, as water becomes steam. Tbis carbon vapor in its expausive qualities is to steam as 1000 to 300. Again, glycerine is a heavy oily-looking liquid, capable of retaining and transmit ting jO per cent more beat than any other available fluid. Now, then, tbe boiler is filled with glycerioe to hold the heat, lubricate, and prevent corrosive action of the The bi-sulphide ot carbon is injected from a condenser on to the hot clycenne bath, becomes vapor, moves the machinery by expansion, passes through pipes to a condenser, where it is rehquified. and goes to tbe injecting pump to be again forced into tbe boiler und vaporised. This is the btory in a nutshell. Carbon vapor is more than three times as strong as steam. GIvcerine eaves, us a conservator of heat, 50 per cent, of the fuel used in generating an equal steam power; hence tbe saving, hence the superiority ot the carbon over the steam motor. Those who are sceptical, or want more details, had better go down to the Itisdon Iron Works and see tbo machine work. Tbe motor has met the tests of all the scientific and mining and railroad nnd steamship engineers, and came off victorious. They handicapped tbe engine in every possible way, drawing on all tbe resources of steam experiment, and then, when they as a dernitr ressort pulled the little insignificant coke Gre out or the grate, the motor, not out of pure cussedness, but purely on principle, ran an hour and on the beat stored op in the glycerine batb. , At tbe test we noticed Joseph Moore, superintendent ol the Itisdon Iron Works ; Geome Cumminirs, G. V. Dickie, Mr. Bailey, of tne Union Pacific Railroad Company ; Mr. Bailey, of tho Union Iron Woiks ; Martin Bulger, of tbe 1 acme Mail bteamsnip Company ; John Birmingham, of tbe Colorado Steamship Company ; Captain W. C. Walker, late General Superintendent of the Tide Land Reclamatian Company ; J. T. Dougine, Joseph Austin, T. J. Moyulhun, of tbe Portland Boiler Works ; George E. Ames, engineer of tbe Belcher Mining Company ; and Mr. Wilson, of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. The technical tests tbo gentlemen did not try were not worth trying, and they all pronounced themselves well satisfied that the now motor would Bavu at least 50 per cent, of the fuel at present consumed for power purposes. Tbis is a sufficient recommendation for the motor, if it had no others, as it has. A company for building the now motors for this coast was organized recently, and tho names of the directors and tbe practical character of tbeir businoss suggest that with so good a thing to do busiuess with tho corporation will bo u very closo one. Argonaut, May IB. 'The 'Tclcport. The telephone and the phonograph are no doubt very wonderful examples (says the Melbourne Daily Telegraph) of the purposes to which tbe power of electricity ma; be applied, but those novelties begin to sink into before the mill more recent strides of science. Tho newest contrivance is allied a and is described by a Bombay paper "as an apparatus by which man can be reduced into inflntisimal atoms, transmitted throngh a wire, and reproduced safe and sound at tho other end." The apparatus uccording to tbo Indian paper, consists of a powerful battery, aud a lurgo metal disc, a glass bouee, and a large iron funnel connected witb the wire. An experiment is described as follows : "A dog was placed on tbe metal disc, and a 'powerful current' was up-plied to it. After a while the animal disappeared, and was lound at the other end gnawing a bone, just us it was doing before it was 'transported.' Afterwards a boy was experimented on. Under tbe glass house, it is reported, the inventor of tbe machine placed a Ueonese boy, Pedro who was grinning as if bo thought it a good joke and we suspect it was not the first time he had been In tbat bouse. Tbe current was again applied to tbe under part of tbe disc, and the same effect was observed as with tho dog. Tbe house was instantaneously filled with a vaporous man, whoso features aud parts were quite distinct until thoy disappeared. Even tbo gnn was discernable as a mere film of vapor in fact, it Boomed to us that the grin remained even after tbe body bad disappeared. In fifteen seconds Pedro was gone ; but tbey found blm also at the end of the wire. It was then attempted to send the boy and dog along at once, but by an unfortunate accident tbe 'iufintisimal atoms' of the boy and those of the dog got 'mixed' in transitu, and tbe result was tbat they both looked dread-fully unnatural creatures." At least, so says the Bombay paper in its account of the first experiments with'the "teleport." It says that by means of the teloport a man will be able to travel from India to England by submarine cablo in a few minutes, but nnfortunatoly there is always the danger that the "disintegrated atoms" of one man will become mixed witb thoso of another, as in tbo case of Pedro and tho dog, and for this reason it is feared that the teleport will not supercede) tho railways at least, not eo far as the passenger traffic is concerned. Insect Talking. "Two ants," says Buchnor "when they are talking together stand with their heads opposite each other, working their sensitive feelers in the liveliest manner, aud tapping each other's heads." Numerous examples prnvo tbat tbey are able in this way to make mutual communications, and even on certain definite subjects. "I have often," says tho English Jesse, "placed a small green caterpillar in the neighborhood of an ant's nest. It is immediately seized by an ant, which calls in the assistance of a Inend, after ineffectual efforts to drag tbo caterpillar into the nest. It can bo cloarly seen that the little croaturej hold a conversation by means of their feelers, and, this being onded, tbey repair together to the caterpillar in order to draw it into their nest by their united strength. Farther, I have observed the meeting of ants on the way to and from their nest. They stop, touch each other with their feelers, and appear to bold a conversation, which I have good reason to suppose refers to tho best ground for obtaining food." Hague writes in a letter to Darwin that be one day killed with his finger a number of anU who came every day from a hole in tbe wall to some plants standing on the chimney-piece. Ho bad tried tho effect of brushing them away, bu; it was of no use, and tbe consequence of tbe sliughter wa; tbat the ants who were on the way immediately tnrned back and tried to persuade their companions who were not yet aware of the danger to turn back also. A short conversation ensued between the ants, which; however, did not result in an immediate return, for those who had just left tbe nest first convinced themselves of tho troth of the report. Leisure Hour. Hot Wateb ron tub Mixliox. The authorities of the city of Peslh have almost accomplished tbe task of obtaining an unlimited supply of boiling water which is to be available for public and private use. The heated flaid is obtained from a deep artesian well, from which, when completed, tho water will issue in a mighty fountain to the height of nearly 50 feet. Tbe deepest artesian well in the world has hitherto been tbat at Paris, which has a depth of 1791 feet. The Pesth well, however, has already attained a depth of 3120 feet, and will, when completed, more than double the depth of its Paris rival. The water now issuing from tbe bowels of tbe earth, three-fifths of a mih. below tbe surface, has a temperature of 161 Fahrenheit, and the work will be prosecated until a warmth of 178 is attained. The meaning and value of these figures will be better understood when It ii remembered tbat the temperature of a hot bath is about 98 , while that ot boiling water is 212 . The daily supply is already 175,000 gallons, and tbis quantity will bo materially incseased by reaching the greater depth. Tbe work has been progressing at the rate of 50 feet per month, and improvements which have now been made in ths mechanical appliances render possible a (till more rapid rate of working. The Peslh wall will undoubtedly rank amongst tbe greatest wonders ot the world, and it will be observed that it illustrates in a marked manner the intensity of the heat in the earth's centre. The WoRsnrp op Fire. An Austrian resident at Tabrez has famished the Fremdenbfoa of Vienna with an account of the election of a high priest by the Parsees. or fire worshippers, of the district of Yezd, the original borne, and still the Head-quarters of that sect. In the district of Yezd the number of Parsees i very rreat. and there are no less than thirty-four tem ples raised to their deity in that neighborhood. Their high priest, who was very popular, died last spring, and was generally mourned by tbe Parsees both of Persia and of India. A successor was elected on the 7th of last March. The election took place in a small temple, in which a huge fire had been lighted for the occasion on the altar, the priests attending in long flowiorr white robes. Tbe oldest priest present addressed a prayer to tbe burning flame to the effect that the deity symbolized by it would illuminate the electors and gtve them wisdom to choose a fit and proper person. After this prayer the votes were taken bv word of mouth, and the result u that normunga Hori Azmida, a young man of only 28. and hitherto guardian of the five moat ancient temples, was unanimously elected. His election is very popular. That night the sacred fires were made doubly brilliant by the addition of much extra fuel, and tho Parsees kepi up a religious revelry, dancing aronnd tbe blazing flames, and singing songs of joy in hooor of heir new priest. At sunrise a fresh ceremony took place, the members of the sect assembling in an open field, and kneeling down before tbe orient sun to render it worship. The next day wsb kept as a general holiday. 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