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The Flight of Time.
"My !%y* iw swifter then a weaver's shnltU .**
Tho Will ringn out Uie hour of nine—
An hour that wits, no more is mine;
The minutes worth so much .
Have vanished like a swallow's flight.
Or as the sinner's dreams of right,
Or like a spirit's touch.
I cannot call nn hour iny own
For, when I clasp it, it has tlowui
What riches have I then?
The little moments, ticks of time.
I sit and weave thein into rhyme;
And now tho clock strikes ten.
Two hours, and then the dny is dnas|
Tho day so thoughtlessly begun
And lighily spent by me,
Has stamped some mark, or word, or sign.
On this enduring henrt of mine,
Which ne'er effaced can be.
Those hours have passed: the hands that ; lay
Around the clock-face all tho day
Are |M>inUng heavenward now:
A round of jierfectwork is done,
Another day's swift race is run;
To heaven they pay their vow.
And shall those hands upon the clock
My own free hands and lingers mock,
And point to Heaven alone?
No—l will raise mine own and pray
That that bright world of endloesday
May this day's sins atone.
The days go out, the days come in—
They fly and whirl like tops that spin
l)|H>n the kitchen-floor:
Thus have they spun since Time began
Thus will they spin for boy and man.
Till Time shall be no more.
— C. P. /lUSl tit.
"I don't think I care about the nut
ting pic-nic," said the rector's
"Not care about it?" echoed Ilora
tia Dale. "Why, 1 thought you always
went overy year."
"So 1 always have done; but I don't
think I shall go this year.
"Ah 1 I see—jealous!" said Horatio.
"I am not!" cried Fanny Forrester. ,
".\rxl no one shall dare to say such a
thing of me?"
"Nevertheless, it is true," said Miss
Dale. "Yon are not going to the nut
ting party because Harvey Carroll has
;v4ked Oriana Van Velsor to accom
pany him. Now, deny it if you dare!
What a goose you are, to go pinning
after a man that doesn't care for you!"
"I don't pine!" said Fanny.
"To break your heart because Har
vey Carroll prefers the gaudy city
tulip to our little wild rose of the
"I don't break my heart!" persisted
"Come, cheer up," said lioratio,
laughing. "Miss Van Velsor returns
to town to-morrow. The ward
schools tiegin next week, and she must
take her placo as second assistant
schnolnia'am in I'eake street. And
even if she should take Harvey Car
roll's recreant heart with her, why,
there's this consolation, there's as good
lish in the sea as ever came out of it."
"I hate vulgar proverbs," said the
rector's daughter."
"You hate Oriana Van Velsor, yon
mean." said Miss Dale shrewdly.
"Horatio," cried Fanny, "if you say
another hateful word, I'll
"Come now, Fanny," said Horatio,
putting his arm around the waist of
the sobbing girl, "I'm only trying to
raise your dormant spirit. Don't let
this conceited city girl think she's
breaking your heart; and don't let
Ihtrvey Carroll suppose he is the only
man in the. world. Hush! there they
come up the garden path!"
"Not here," cried Fanny.
"Yes, here. Why shouldn't Miss
Oriana vaunt her conquest here as
well as elsewhere?"
"I won't see thein," cried Fanny. j
•Mbit you must," commanded Miss
Dale. "Do you want her to think you're
a blighted blossom? Brush those big
drops off your eyelashes at once and
come into the parlor."
And Fanny Forrester decided that
it was best to oley her friend's
Miss Oriana Van Velsor was a tall,
brilliantly-complexionhd young lady,
who called herself flve-and-twenty,
who wore her hair bangd, and gen
erally wore a white lace veil drawn
lightly <iver her face, after the most
approved style.
Harvey Carroll, the handsome vil
lage lawyer, was well nigh infatuated
by her metropolitan airs and graces,
to the grief of little Fannie Forrester,
who up to this time hail lieen his fav
orite companion.
To lose the rich guerdon of Harvey
Carroll's love bowed our little country
girl's heart to tho very ground, and
made her think vaguely that it
couldn't lie so very wrong to commit
suicide after all. For Fanny had no
mother, and the rector, honest man,
lived in a world of Itooks and manu
scripts, from which he emerged relttr
fantly, three times a day, to eat his
abstracted meals.
Miss Van Velsor giggled, flirted her
fan, as Fanny Forrester greeted her in
a low voiee, scarcely even glancing at
Harvey Carroll.
"You're going to the nutting party
10-morrow, of course. Miss Forrester F*
I said she. Fanny was about to snv no;
but she caught Herat ia Dale's warning
I eye, ami changed her answer to :
"Yon," 1 suppose so."
I "We are going," said Miss Van Vel
' sor—"Mr. Carroll and I. We has de
picted thu delights of a nutting party
in such vivid colors that I really am
quite anxious to participate in one. 1
do hope it won't rain."
"Oh, it won't rain," said Mr. Carroll.
"1 don't think it will rain," said
Fanny, feeling she ought to say some
"And," Harvey added, "If you are
not provided with an escort, I am sure
Miss V;ui Velsor will he very glut to
have you join our party."
"Delighted," chimed in Oriana.
"I thank you," interposed Miss Dale,
before Fanny could reply, "but Fanny
is to go with my brother Lemuel."
(Now Mr. Lemuel Dale was an old
bachelor, regarded as the common
property of all the girls in town.)
"Yes," said Fanny, clutching at the
straw of escape ; "I am to go with Mr.
j Lemuel Dale." And Harvey Carroll's
conseicncc did sting him a litMe as he
j met the glance of unconscious reproach
in poor Fanny's eyes.
"She is a little jewel," he confessed
Ito himself. "Hut then she is only a
pearl, and Oriana is a diamond of the
' lirst water ; and there can be no better
{ chance for me to propose than to-mor
And morning came one of those
brilliant, summer-like days that seem
; to have been plucked out of the golden
; diadem of August itself,
i "How delightful!" lisped Miss Oriana
j as she sat gracefully onatwistisl in—
root and drank out of a silver cup.
j "Ah, how indesi ribably charming is
the country!"
' "Could you be rontentod to live here ■
always ?" asked Harvey Carroll, as he)
: lay stretched on the green turf at her
"I could desire no happier fate,"
said Oriana, lifting her eyes heaveti
' ward.
"Then " Harvey was beginning.
I when honest Lemuel Dale came st mult
ling over the uneven ground toward
; them.
'I say, Carroll, what are you dream
ing alsiut ?" critsl he. "Don't you ss>
the thunder-clouds piling up in the
west? Don't you feel the sudden chill
in the air? K very In sly else Ls seeking
shelter front the storm, while you stay
here, apparently blind, deaf, and dumb'
Luckily for you that I came back for .
Miss Forrester's shawl, and roused you
front your dream." And Fanny, lean.
I ing on Dale's arm, scarcely looked up
while he spoke.
Miss Van Velsor raught up her lace ;
parasol, with a shriek. "Is it going to
rain ?" the cried. "I Hi, I have such a
j dislike of thunder showers! Oh, do let
us go to a place of shelter, some nice
old farm-house, or dear old dame's
lioneysuckle-covcred Cottage."
"Tho nearest place is the rectory at j
the foot of the hill, half a mile off,
said <'arroll, doubtfully.
"We shall l>e happy to welcome you
there," spoke up Fanny, unconsciously
heaping coals gf lire on her rival's
"Oh. do let us hurrr," criisl Miss
Van Velsor. catching at Carroll's arm,
as the thunder broke in low rumbling
tones and the lirit big drops began to ,
Hut Miss Forrester and Mr. Dale
reached the rectory by a short cut
across the meadows, and w ere at the
door to receive their dripping guests
j when at last they reached the haven of
Carroll surrendered Mi.ss Van Velsor
at once into Fanny's care. "Take her
upstairs, please, Miss Forrester," said
he, in a startled tone, "J--I think
there's something the matter with
"Oh, 1 am all right," said Miss Van
Velsor, with a simper. "Only a little
tired with the haste we have made.
Hut Fanny started back with dismay,
quite comprehending Mr. Carroll's dis
comfiture when she caught a glimpse
of her rival's face. It was striped like
a zebra, where the streams of rain had
run down her brow and cheeks, the
streaks of red and white paint blending
curiously together; the penciling was
washed entirely from one eyebrow, fhe
. other shielded by a fold of the luce veil,
was totally unchanged. Fanny was
• silent, but Mr. Lemuel Dale, honest
• ; old bachelor that he was, proved less
I discreet.
t "Excuse me. Miss." said he, with his
L eye-glasses at his eye, "but 1 rather
> think yottr paint is washed off."
"My paint !" repeated Miss Van
- j Velsor.
And then, happening to see the rc
s flection of her face in an oppteito mir
ror, she uttered a wild shriek, and
r went off Into good old-fashioned hys
a terics.
t 1 When she came out of them again
Mr. Ciuroll had vanished from the
y scene.
"I Miss Oriana Van Velsor went back
to the ward school in Peakn street quite
unfettered ly the golden clasp of an
engagement ring ; and they Hay there
is to bo a wedding at the reetory, in
which pretty Fanny Forrester and Mr.
Harvey Carroll are to play the prin
cipal parte.
Strange how slender a straw will
turn the current of the stream of lifo !
If it had not been for that thunder
storm in the woods the whole aspect of
Miss Oriana Van Vclaor'a existence
might have been different.
ilut her complexion, unlike the rosea
and lilies of Fanny Forrester's face,
was not waterproof.
A Strange Place on the Welsh Coast.
The most interesting jn>int on the
(Sower const is a rocky promontory
called Worm's Head. They tell us that
sailors who see it from the westward
perceive in it a resemblance to a great
worm crawling with head uplifted—a
tiling they naturally would do if they
already knew tts name, which is prole
ablv a corruption. From other points
of view the head is thought to resem
ble other objects, as a great mile-stone,
a lion eouehant, a camel, etc. The
promontory runs more than a mile out
to sea, and at half Ilood becomes an
island, the isthmus connecting it with
the mainland Is-ing then submerged by
the tide. Its sea-front is some Hires
hundrisl fist perpendicular. A series
of strange phenomena characterize it.
There are times, in quite calm and
bright weather, the sea lying almost
without a ripple, w hen the wavs of
the ocean come climbing mysteriously
up the sides of this precipice in a dense
volume, surmounting it, and breaking
over its summit in a v.ist cascade. The
fishermen say this strange performance
is the result of anus-ting of opposing
under-currents, and is the sure precur
sor of a storm. The lb-ad is hollow;
inside is a gn at cavern, very dangerous
to enter, but which has la-en entered,
nevertheless, bv one rowing a l>at
within on a quiet summer day, and
rowing out again with some haste.
Tin- w iniLs and waves habitually hold
such dissolute revel* inside the cavern
of this haughty Ile.nl that al>at which
should Is* caught in there by so much
as a wandering zephyr from the sea
would have a very hard time of it.
The winds liecome transformed to fu
ries in this roaring alssle of chaos.
I.ong before a storm has really
arisen, the rnst terrific turmoil is
raging inside the Head, and through
an opening in the rock above—a little
crevice no wider than a man's two fin
gers, and no longer than his arm
there rnh<-< a torrent of tempestuous
wind, with a noise like the blow ing of
a furnace. This noisy monitor utters
the warning of an approaching stortn.
Science has duhlxsl it the Ithossillv
barometer (Rhossill is the weather
lieatcn little village hard by); the peo
ple call it simply the blow-Hole; and
if ever snake's head should attain such
dimensions as this Head of Worm, its
hiss would perha|M be as loud as the
noise of this lb-ad's blow-hole. The
cause of the noise is of course simple,
and needs no explanation; it has
abundant parallels at many points on
the coast. The Head is haunted by
many aw ild legend -of a great door
in the depths of the cave, studded with
mighty nails, and which is heard to
hang and slam noisily in storms ; of
terrible shipw recks, centuries ago, of
proud Spanish galleon*, which went
down laden heavily with treasure,
sowing the sands with golden roins.
which men still dig up from time to
time ; of the ghost of the lord of the
manor, who wa* stablsd on the shore,
with his hands full of Spanish gold, and
who haunt* the Head o' nights in a
phantom chariot drawn by four black
The Co-Operative Principle,
The failure of the Co-operative Press
Association of New York has given
rise to many unfavorable comments by
the daily papers ujH>n co-operation as
an Industrial principle. In one or two
leading dailies it is asse-rtesl as fact
needing no proof that all co-operative
ventures in this country have lieen
failures. The truth is, there are many
nourishing ro-oj>crative manufacturing
establishments in the T'nited States.
One of them is the largest manufactory
of wood-working machinery in the
world, selling its products to every
civilized country. Quito a number of
co-operative stove foundries, both East
and West, are running successfully,
one (in Troy, N. Y.) having been in
operation about fifteen years, and
' steadily increasing during the whole
period. Co-operative furniture manu
factories are also running. loth East,
West and South, with excellent suc
cess. Hardware and cutlery, boots
and shoes, and a variety of miscella
neous goods, are now being made in
co-operative establishments in differ
ent States of the Union.—American
Canada has twenty-one cotton mills;
tw jmrs ig -i' v .r. but seven.
Fnatilon Nolo
The coiffure remains close and low.
Ntnall jet buckles fasten many cor
Heavy rcppesl ottoman velvet rlb
bons are much in use.
Walking suits of velveteen are rival
ling plush costumes in popular favor.
black velvet Iconrie-ts garnished with
white are unpretending and pleasing.
Angora cloth, trimmed In applique
velvet, makes a rich and admirable
The large Ixinnets are worn higher
than ever, but remain reasonable in
black velveteen is the favorite walk
ing suit of the dressy New York
The newest linen collars are stand
ing clerical hands with a ilnely em
broidered e-dge-.
It takes an artist to place a bird or
bird's crest effectively on a lady's hat
or liorinct.
Shirts, when made of velvet or cloth,
plush or velveteen, need not be trimmed
at the Ixittoin.
Mahogany continues a good shade,
and the color of blush roses eomhines
prettily with it.
For rustle drosses the skirt must be
plain, kilt-pleated, and reach only to
the ankles.
Leather straps passing through
buckles of tin- same, arw fastening
many woolen walking suits.
bold, silver, and chenille cords are
braided in with the camel's hair brands
of the new bonnets from I'aris.
Fawn-colored silk stocking, worn
with slippers of dark r<-d kid or velvet,
are the- affectation ~f the moment in
New York.
J'rim ruffs are much worn. They
lire very high and are fastened behind.
The upper one is high enough for the
dimpled chin to rest upon.
Inside frills for the neck and wrist,
of dresses are three narrow rows of
white crepe lisse in sharpened M-ollopM
overcast on tin- edges in button-hole
stitches. •
Handsome rcdingolcs are left open
from the waist all the way down the
front and back. The sleeve* of these
garments are perfectly plain, and are
tight-fitting without cuffs.
Light silksof pah- sea-green,delicate
pink and lilac are combined, for even
ing wear, with dark garnet, dark blue,
brown and royal purple velvets, with
admirable effect.
The elegant simplicity of street cos
tumes Icccomes more noticeable each
day, elaborations in drc-s* garnitures
being left for homo w ear and full-dress
There is, unfortunately, no happy
medium in the fashionable fan. It is
either extremely large- or extremely
small. In the latter rase, it is usually
of tortoisc-*hell, jM.itit lace or amber.
buttons arc- quite an important fea
ture of cheap and effective home dec
orations. Ordinary pearl buttons arc
those employed, and when sewn upon
rich-colored velvets or pbuih, in fancy
or geometrical designs, the result is
very good.
Plush is now very much used with
everything to combine with other ma
terials for costumes, and even for
jcelisses and demi-pelissc*. a* well as
for Watteau garments, fringc-d with
Nfttadnd N(rfar %% •mm.
A girl -mploycs| as a spinner in a
Lowell mill ha* taken the first prize
offered by the- boston Musical Society
for the best c riticism <-f vocal and in
strumental music.
Mi*s M ('. Thomas, of baltimore,
Md., has won at the- University of Zu
rich the degree of doctor of philosophy,
"Hiirama cum laude," the highest honor
ever granted there.
A woman's mutual insurance and
accident company Is one- of the latest
institutions in New York. It is de
signed to iccru-fit sewing women and
servant girls.
In Uomodistrict. Nevada, there is a
mining claim whieh was located sev
eral months ago by the Ely sisters,
agcsl sixtcs'n and fourteen, and naunsl
thp Wocslbine and Daffodil. These
young ladies, who are personally verv
nttractixe, are at work developing their
claim, in the value of which they have
great confidence.
The total amount annually received
or ex|M-niled on Queen Vieoria and the
other metiiicers of the royal family is
£8911(882. In this is inclnded main
tenance of palace.*, expenditure in con
nection with royal yachts (£35,.182);
households of deceased sovereigns
(£f,475), and many other such items.
Itis estimated that almut £50,000 per
annum would have to lie expended
were there no 'royal family to provide
ItfwHrM kr Ilia Fa Car* Rridr.
More than one woman has worked
in the mines for her living in this
country as in the English pits. The
Philadelphia frr** recently mentioned
Mrs. Higiniary, of Locust (lap, who
I hauls coal with a two-horse team to
j customers. Hhe formerly worked at
Kxoelsior colliery with her husband,
j and it is related that she could load
I wagons us quickly and well as her hus
| hand. Another rmtable example of
this kiml is current among the miners
Reliance colliery. Thomas Fast, now
deceased, usisl for aw hile to bring his
fourteen-year-old daughter to the mini*
1 to help him. She did the le-st she could
1 until the I M>SS put a stop to it by send
ing her home. Kast had a family of
girls and proposed to make them useful
in the most convenient way to himself.
One morning, before the foreman's
interference, a miner saw the lass at
work, lie hail riot heard of her iiefore,
and thinking himself bew itched or the
beholder of a vision, he fainted from
fright. He lived to regard her pre
sence with less terror, for within a
I year she walked to the altar with him
and became his bride.
*br Arrrptrif.
lie had a new silk umbrella over his
head its he walked up Woodward
avenue. It was snowing, and all
at once Ids heart gave a Ismnd as
lie discovered a female ahead of him
without any prolix tion from the storm.
"Ah—ah -excuse me, ah!" he stain
merisl as he reached her side, "hut
would you accept my umbrella and
save your hat?"
"You bet!" she replied as she reached
out and took it. "This hat <-' st
and as 1 am out of a place I don't know
when I can afford another! Thank ye!
I'll consider it a birthday present.—
: Ottroit Free J'r's*.
I Try glycerine in place of sugar in
i your tea orroffee when troubled with
flatulent ( wind ) dyspepsia. -In. FCKJU'S
Health Monthly.
We give the recipe of a celebrated
Paris physician for the cure of mail
pox; "I herewith append a r<-i|>e
w lii< 11 has 1-ccri used to my knowledge
in hundreds of cases. It will prevent
or cure the small p<>x though the jut
tings are [tilling. When Jenner dis
i-overisl cow-|>ox in Kngland the world
of science hurhsl an avalanche of
fameujion his head, hut when the most
scientific school of medicine in the
, world that of Paris published this
recijw as a panacea for small jox,
it j..iss*l unheeded. It is as un
failing as fate, and conquers in
j every instance. It is harmless when
taken by a well jierson. It will aL-v
curescarlet fever, here is the rt* ij>e as
1 have used it and curisl my children of
scarlet fever; here it is as I have used
it to cure small |'X; when learned
! physicians said the |>atient must die, it
cured ; Suljihate of zinc, one grain;
fox glove (digitalis), one grain; half
a table* poonfulof sugar; mix with two
tablespoon fills water. When thoroughly
i mixed, aid four ounces of water. Take
a spoonful every hour. Father disease
will disappear in twelve hours. For a
child, smaller doses, acconling to age.
If counties would compel their phy
icians to use tin* there would Is- no
need of jiest houses. If you value ad
vice and experience, u*' this for that
terrible disease."
Many persons troubled with sore
throat find rebel in a gargle of pine-tar
(treat Indians.
The l<e*t blood of Mexico does not
ilow through S|ianish channels a writer
savs. The Iw-t man Mexico h.as had
was Renito Juan /, who was a pure
|i]imm|isl Indian -one of the common
people, but a great man. Altimirano,
the lea<ling orator in the Mexican Con
gress, is a pure-blooded Indian; Ro
mero, the present minister to Washing
ton, a statesman who ha* done much
for his country, is an Indian; General
Trevino is, I think, more Indian than
Spanish, and I am sure this is true of
the greatest living man in Mexico,l)on
Porfirio Diaz, to whom more than to
any other man Mexico owes the final
ending of civil war and the establish
-1 tnent of a peaceful, orderly and perma
nent government.
In one of the anti-vaccination tracts
j written by 11. I>. Dudgeon, we read
' that .Tenner, the originator of vaccina
tion, practiced the art ujion his own
son. first with sw ini-jwix when he WAS
: a year and a half old, and later with
other viruses. The son was alw ays del
' icatein health, had a defective nnder
j standing, and died when alxuit twenty
one years old with pulmonary consutnjv
tion. It is also stated that King
George 111 and the Commons granted
Jenner I'-'IO.OOO after he ha.l given
them the jxmitlve Assurance that all
who subject id themselves 'to vaccina
tion should le perfectly secure from
death by small-pot.-- Dr. Foot'**
The Rev. L. J. Knapp, cf Paterson.
N. J , Was a silver coin of the reign of
Tlbefins Cawar, who died A. I>. 37. It
Under him that Christ was put to
He was the second emperor of
if me. This is the "penny" of which
l'hrist .tid: "bhow uie a jxmny!"
It has been observed that worker* In
cojqier who absorb a considerable
amount of dust frotu the metal, enjoy
n quite general immunity from cholent
typhoid fever, and like couijilaints,
while copper salts jirotect various ma
teriala from parasites.
Where the air is charged with sul
phur fumes the tiritn of foliage in the
fall, HO noticeable elsewhere, are not
produced. The leaves Dimply blacken,
shrivel up and fail to the ground.
The remains of a forest at leant three
acrea in extent have been found ten
feet la-low the surf.ve of the ground
at t'rowland, near Peterliorough, Eng
land. Some of the trees are very large
and in a good Htate of jireaervation,
especially the firs.
Dr. Virchowr, of IJerlin, hat some
ancient skulls found in the Caucasian
district. They are believed to afford
proof of the existence of the race
called Makrokephi, descriled by Hije
jKHTatc*. The heads are large ami ex
tremely long or high in form, an t
believed to be due to bandaging in
early infancy.
Arehselogical researches have shown
that the ancient Kgyptians were
familiar with dental prooesv-s which
are cotninonly regarded as modern in
novations. hi tomb* of tills people,
Ht-l/oni and others have found artificial
teetti of ivory or wood, some of them
fastened upon gold plates. Teeth of
mummies filled with gold liave also
been found, it is stated.
An automatic electric maehanism,
that is designed to announce the aj>
proach of railroa/1 trains, has l*-en tried
on w hat is ralhsl the Paris-Lyon-Medi
terran's- line. It consists of a box
filled witb mercury placed under this
rail at the required distance from a
1 ►-!!. When a train jiasM-s over the
f"*x the mercury i* so agitated as |to
form contact with the wire communi
cating with the )*ll and thus makes it
ring. Ilerr Fuchs divides the anunals
of tin- sea into fauna of light and fauna
of darkness. The former are found at
a depth of little more than thirty
fathoms, and the latter at fifty
fathoms. Where the light-limit is
higher the d<*-|>-*ea fauna ascend; and
when the light penetrates farther as
fresh water, the fauna of light go
An "Ocean Carrier."
A good ileal of interest is felt in nan
tical ejr< les in regard to exjK rimerits
recently made with what is ealhsl an
"ocean carrier." It is a hollow ball of
red imlia rublier, about two and a half
feet in diameter, made very light, and
so constructed that dispatches or irins
sagi-s can !*• inclosed in it. It is in
tended to 1* thrown overlmard from a
ship at sea in case of disaster or want
of .assistance. Its large size in propor
tion to weight. which is only seven
j.umls. keeps it Ufwin the top of the
water, and it is rapidly carried by the
prevailing vftnds to the nearest shore.
It has a great advantage over casks
and lsittb-s. as it is easily seen, and
likely to attract attention of passing
shijw, not easily injured i vcn by ex
Ireine violence, and at the same time
moves more rapidly than a eurrent-
Inirne float. Oneofthi-ee carriers trav
eled 200 nautical miles in five days,
and another one an equal distance in
even less time. Casks and bottles are
notoriously slow, and months usually
elapse before one is picked up; tiesidee,
they arc also frequently broken up and
their contents lost or at least no it k
Mipjxtsed, as many of them are nevej
found. The experiments that havJ
l-cn made with the carrier have t>eenJ
unusually successful, and the inven-l
tion promises to lie a most valuable!
one. |
Solar Cannon of the Pari* Royal,
Strangers in Paris who have hap-j
pened to be in the garden of I'alah!
ltoyal at noon on a fair day will hav4
noticed groups of persons watching
intently at a not very conspicuous ob
ject in the garden, hut all eyes seemed
turned toward it. The object which
attracts their attention is a small can
non of antique pattern, which is autcv
matirally fired at midday by the ar
rangement of a sunglass so adjusted as
to concentrate the sun's rays upon the I
priming powder, and produce an ex-!
plosion at exact noon. Referring \tf
the little cannon I,' Astronomic says it
ilates from a greater antiquity than la
generally know n. It thundered during
the coin mune. under the empire, during
the days of '4B, under Louis Philippe,
under the Restoration, during the wars
of the grande armor, during the guillo
tines of the reign of terror, on the
day w hen Camill I>enmoulins harranged
the people. I ouis XVI., under Louis
XV.— Scientific American.
While the Vnited States produce
almut 67,000 liarrels of crude oil daily
fU dally consumption is about 35,000
barrels, and the remainder is exported
or goes Into stock.

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