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A Journal lor the IVopta.
lTo4ed to tbe Interests Of Humanity.
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Alive to alt IJTe Issue, and Thorough ty
Radical In Opposing and Expoaingtbe 'Wrongs
or tbe Mum.
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Free Speech, Free Tress, Free People.
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rOTtTTVIVI), OKKGON, TIIUllSDAY, VXltXX. USm.
FACT, FATE AND FANCY;
Mere wap ef Urtss I ban One.
Br Mo. A. J. DITSI WAY.
ACTMOB or "JOMtK Mas," "BUBK Down,"
"AMIS AXB H8NKY I. HE," "THE HAPI'r
WOMB," "una WOUAS-Sei'HBRK,"
KTC, mc.t KIC
tBatatwd.aeeordlnr Act of ConcreM, la tlx-
. VIM MM, by Mn. A.J. Itealwar, In IheoKW tvf
Ulmriuo(OMKrmu Vhlo1n CHy.l
John Anders had developed, during
Ma Hve years of married life, from
PMMwbat slooder stripling, into
broad-shouldered, heavily-bearded, flue
looking man. His clothes were of a mod
ern pattern, "custom made" and new,
and his general appearance was in every
way in striking ooDtrast to the hollow-
eyed and beotic-visaged mother of his
"Why have you killed my sister?"
repeated Grace, her great eyes full of
tears, ami her full lips quivering.
"I killed your sister ? O, Grace, why
do you speak such cruel words to me?
Have I not done all I could? It was
not my fault that she never would be
happy. It was not in her nature to be
contented. But you certainly deceive
yourself about her condition. She Un't
going to die, is she ?"
"John Anders, my sister's husband,"
answered Grace, "before you go to her
room, I have a word to say to you a
question to ask you. Will you promise
not to be angry ?"
John trembled, like the frightened
baby be felt himself to be. He could
not help but cower under the honest
gace of those earnest, melting eyes. In
bis heart be wondered if he ever could
be angry with her. But he felt that he
wwdd never, under any imaginable !
eJrcamHaiiee, be induced to crwifess
hitmeir to iter as the miserable
troon lte judged himself to be.
"Say anything you like, Mrs. Snow
den," lte answered, Icily.
Grace had had never known him to
address her before as "Mrs. Soowden."
Bat she Hid not attempt to analyze the
feeling of surprise that his changed
"Did you ever love Lillian?" she
asked, with the combined air of judge
and censor in ber voice and manner.
John covered his face with bis band?,
and wept aloud.
"Don't be eruel, Grace," he sobbed,
his strong frame shaking with emotion.
"If you did not love her, why did you
marry her?" she continued, sharply.
"Did you not know that such a union
would bring her misery and death ?"
"I decline to answer, Mrs. Snowden.
Your questions at first unnerved me.
No1 they sting me beck to u sense of
honor. Direct me to my wife."
Bvery iueli a wan did he appear as
He rose above the storm within lilui and
asserted his legal right to present him
self at Lillian's bedside.
"What a noble lias baud lie might
have been bad he bat known his duty,"
thought Grace, as she meehauically
"Make believe that you love her,
John. It's all you can. do now," she
said, as beckoning her father and
mother from the room and leadlug the
ehildreti away, she left tile husband and
wife atone together.
Lillian looked up, and her eyes met
"I didn't send for you," she said,
turning apathetically away.
"I know you didn't, Lillian dear, but
the memory of your white face and des
perate resolves so haunted me, that I
feared to remain away, lest you would
Indeed commit suicide. Won't you try
to get well again, darling? for my
"Your sake, Indeed: Why should I
want to live for ow sake? What am
I to you that you should care how soon
I die? I have taken a deadly poison,
and eanttot live sir hours."
"Lillian, Is it possible?"
"Yes; and true."
"Oh, why have you dene this, darling ?
Bat dou't-despalr. We can surety save
you. Ill send at once for a physician."
"And haveyourtroublefnryour pains, i
I've lived a dally death for five years,
John. You nevereould understand me.
Don't think too hard of me for rebelling
under burdens that I could not bear.
Think kindly of the mother of your
children sometimes when I am gone,
won't you ?"
John fell upon bis knees beside the
low bedstead, and took his wife in his
arms and kissed her cold lips tenderly
the first time n years.
"Five years of unloved wifehood Is a
long time to live and suffer, John. When
, you are free you'll marry my sister,
The words thrilled John Anders, as
though a dozen batteries had touched
him in concert. Yet he felt abashed
and culpable because of every conscious
thrill. He had never Imagined the poa
sfbility of Lillian's dying. For a year
or two past, he bad sometimes thought
that her health and spirits were failing,
hut the failure bad been so gradual and
i.er half-fretful, half-whining com
j.laiuta so constant, that be had learned
ii look upon them as a mailer of course,
r.:id they bad finally ceased In concern
j n. As, until now, he had never been
, tdarmed at the prospect of losing her,
"Suffer on, John; suffer on for a little
while," sold Lillian. "It will do you
good to realize for a few minutes a faint
Imagining of the mental agony I have
suffered under unwelcome maternity
through all these years. But you can
never realize the physical tortures I
have borne. I wish you could."
"I have tried to be a good husband,"
cried John, as lie tenderly chafed ber
changing features; and then he begged
her to tell him the nature of the poison
she had swallowed, that he might ad'
"Yes, John. You've tried to be a
good husband to yourself and In that
attempt you have always succeeded. 1
know I have not always been an angel,
I have sometimes vexed you sorely,
Will you forgive me, John?"
'My darliug, I have nothing to for
give," he answered, through his tears
"But can you ever forgive met"
"les, John, and I have called the
great physician, Death, to release you
from your bonds. You may be happy
".Never mind, John. I've tried to
walk the road and wear the yoke; but
my feet and heart alike, have failed me.
Be of good cheer. Grace will not let
your children sutler. It isiny wish that
It was not possible for her to finish
the sentence. A sudden spasm stilled
bererewhile stiffening tongue, and her
cold lips refused to give forth further
Mrs. Emerson, as if attracted by ma
ternal instinct, opened the door and ap- J
proaohed llio bedside.
"Honey, are you dying ? Speak Just
one word to comfort your pore
mammy!" she walled, falling Uhmi her
knees, ami pushing John Anders away
with a frantic effort.
Captain Emerson and Grace, alarmed
by her loud lamentations, entered un
perceived. Lillian opened her nee brilliant, but
now glassy eye, with a dying effort.
"The children. Bring the children,"
said Captain Emerson; and Nancy
Shaddon entered, beariug the two babes
In her strong, ohubby arms, the two
older ones and Essie following.
Lillian reaebed her stiffening arms
for a last embrace, recognizing In her
final farewell the presence of everybody
"Here's your husband, honey; kiss
good-bye to him," said good Mrs. Em
erson. Lillian did not respond.
"Let us pray," said Captain Emerson;
ami all knelt reverently around the
enuch of death.
"Lord Jeue, receive the spirit f our
It was all he could utter. A moment
of breathless walling, a sharp contor
tion of the features of the once beautiful
girl, ami her earthly life's hard fight
The rents of John Anders were
roused from their peaceful slumbers by
a loud halloa from a midnight messen
"I expect it's just as John fancied.
No doubt Lillian is very III. She never
would take proper care of herself," said
Mrs. Anders, rising from her comforta
ble couch and bustling about iu a busy
way, while her sleepy lord rubbed his
eyes and stretched his limbs in antici
pation of a midnight pull across the
ferry, where a no less accident than
breaking the pulley-rope hail occurred
sometime after nightfall. Afterward
this aecident was recalled as a singular
coincidence, it having been ascertained,
as lliey learned upon reaching the resi
dence of Grace, that the rope had
snapped at the very instant when Lil
lian's last breath had left her body.
Very white and pinched, yet very
placid, smiling and beautiful were the
features of the dead, as she lay upon a
stretcher lu the parlor, the white muslin
wedding dress that Grace had worn at
her own short-lived marriage, laying iu
graceful folds about her rigid form.
"Poor Lillian!" cried Mrs. Anders, as
she toyed affectionately with the worn,
thin hands that had battled so desper
ately with fate, ami which now lay
upon the sunken breast in the glad re
lief or eternal rest, "l'oor Lillian! She
might have been happy aud healthy, 11
she only had been of a contented mind.
Then, too, she might Have lived to
raise the children If she bad been recon
ciled to the ways of Providence. Thank
God, I did my best to make her duty
plain. But ber mind was deeply set
upon the vanities of the world. She
wanted to live In the city, and was al
ways begging John to sell her lauds aud
use the proceeds in making and furnish
lug a handsome home."
"O, mother!" cried John, his tears
falliuglike rain, for Indeed he was very
wretched, and he would have gladly
called the still, white, shrunkeu crea
ture back to life and misery if It bad
been possible, "I wish I had listened
more to ber requests, and tried a great
deal harder than I ever did to make her
"But she rebelled against the ways of
Providence, my son. I cannot see but
you have done your duty."
"Pardon me, Mrs. Anders!" exclaimed
Grace, "but I must take Issue with you
upou that matter, here and uow. A few
hours ago I said to John that it was be
that bad killed my sister. I now repeat
the sudden remorse and terror
overcame him was Indescribable.
the accusation with this addition: You
were his unconscious accomplice. Tiie
deadly bullet does not less surely kill
tho victim that it strikes because the
person who speeds It home did not in
tend to murder. I, forouc, rejoice that
Lillian is beyond the reach of further
earthly suffering. God Is not only
kinder than we, but I opine that be Is
far more ready to allow us to choose our
fate according to our fancy, than we are
willing to grant like choice to others.
Look at roe. Look at this pleasant
home. I shudder when I think of what
I might have been had not unerring
fate decided otherwise. And yet, Lil
lian loved beautiful surroundings and
aud ease, aud books and music and gay
company even better than I. I have
not thought of her for a long time with
out associating her in my mind with
Elizabeth Akers Alleu's poetic portrait
of "The Wife:"
" She Lore the yoke and wore the name or wife.
To one who mmle hertentlernewtand (Tare.
A mere convenience of Ills narrow I lie.
And put a ceranti In a servant's place.
John Anders turned in abject humili
ation, and gazed upon his censor with a
look of awe. His self-abasement was
pitiable to behold. To his mind, Grace
was an oraole. In his soul he glorified
ber; aud in proportion as he exalted
her he sank In his own estimation.
"Grace, my eyes are opened. Would
to God I had sooner realized the I ruth!"
he cried. ' "I would give worlds could I
recall the past."
"Vain regrets are useless, sir. And
repentance, when restitution is Impossi
ble, conies too late for the better treat
ment of those whom we have wronged.
Lillian's case has been appealed for
judgment to a higher court. Your mis
sion ought henceforth to be to train
your children Into a higher Ideal of life
than mere money getting. You ought
to be a glorious fellow."
Bit for these last words of encourage
ment. J.dm Anders felt that he would!
lmvf died. All through the funeral ser
vice that followed on tho morrow; all
through tho excitement of a visit from
the Siioivdeu old folks, who-c peculiari
ties will go with them to their graves,
notwithstanding the change in their
business relations; n change that has
made the wife bread-winner and finan
cial head of the narrow-vlsaged little
man, who still claims that be is chief ar
biter of his household's destiny; a
change which is a fact that Is patent to
everybody else, savchimself; all through
the lamentations of the bereaved par
ents of Lillian, and the sharp, incon
solable agony of Grace; all through the
waitings of his little children and
the consolations of his well-meaning
mother, the unstudied outburst of
Grace Iu commendation, acted as a
healing salvo to his lacerated feelings,
aud every sob that he heard or uttered,
seemed to end at last in the- sweet re
frain: "You ought to be a glorious fel
low." ITo be coutlnued.
Marriage and Breach of Premise.
Ths marriage institution, which should
promote happiness, aud probably al
ways does on the wedding-day, Is Mime
how or other a fulluro afterward with a
great many people, as the number of,
divorces aud separations seem to prove.
This should not be, aud perhaps it will
nu ue in mo "goon umo coining,"
when, it is to be hoped, mankind will
be wiser. At present we aro far behind
pagan Borne In having n happy mar
riage system, if It be a fact, as historians
say it is, that In that famous empire a
divorce was a tiling unknown for hund
reds of years. What Christian nation
I can with trutli say this? and echo an
, swers, Whatt It is an old jjroverb that
I "matches are made in heaven," and
. perhaps tills might apply to pagan
Home, lint in Christian countries it
would almost seem as if matches were
made In the other place,' for some
marriages are a great deal more Infernal
Not only are divorces common among
Christians, but every little while we
hear of "breaches of promise" on the
part of those who thought they would
get married aud soon afterward re-l-cuted
aud thoucht thev wouldn't!
There appears to be danger in the insti
tution both to those who are In it and
also to those who are thlnkiugof trying
It, as appeared by the papers recently.
A Washington lady brought a suit to
recovel $50,000 of a United States Sena
tor for promising to marry her, as she
says, aud then refusing to keep Ills
word. A grave and learned Senator,
and an old man, too, ought to do better
at his time of life, especially after the
lesson giveu by the Brooklyn Church;
the lady. also, will be thought no better
of for going Into court and relating ber
private life; and newspapers can be
more profitably filled than by publish
ing domestic aud family gossip. But
thus "wats the world," and as a viti
ated mental appetite must be fed, hence
On easier wines Immortal seandaM fly.
While Tlrtuous actions are but born and die."
The Afehaus are said to be a very un
clean people. Tbey have such an ab
horrence or water mat tuey never ormg
it In contact witb their bodies. Being
Mohammedans, tliev are bound to do
certain ablutions by their Mth; but
they find substitutes which are allowed
instead of the water. There is one tribe
who are said to get only three new gar
ments lu their lifetime the garment
being lu each case a blanket. The first
is given at birth, the second when they
are married, and the third when they
die. Each blanket Is understood to
have been ceaselessly woru till events
entitle the wearer to a new one.
Those who have finished by making
ii uTa .lu,nk wllu ll)em, nave 9U
ally been those who began by darlug to
thiuk with themselves.
. m,3'00. T?01 knowledge, you must
toll for It; If food, you mus'l toll for It
and if pleasure, you must toil for lt.
LETTEE TBOM HEW Y0BK. .
To Til E It IltTOR OK TU r. Nkw North wrst:
Much excitement was created tiie
other day at p'olico head-quarters and
tho Manhattan bank, which was robbed
of $2,500,000 iu securities aud money, by
information received from Washington
that In a package that came from a
Loudon bauker were found three $1,000
bonds, ilve-tweuties, of July, 1SG5, being
part of the bonds stolen from the Man
hattan bank. .It is believed that the
discovery will afford an Important clue to
the persons who disposed of the proceeds
of the bauk burglary. The burglary, it
is uow known, was committed by Abe
Coakley, Jimmy and Johnny Ilope.Oscar
Decker, Jimmy Dunlap aud to.olliers.
The bank loses $250,000 In coupon bonds
aud cash, aud the special depositors lose
about$S5,000. Tho robbery was planned
by Tom alias Shaug Draper, and George
Leouldas Leslie, alias Howard, alios
Herberis. Of tho robbers, Cuakloy and
Johnny Hope have been arrested. Coak
ley induced the police to return him un
der pretext that he would work witb
them to discover the robbers.
I am in receipt of the report of the
Chief of the Bureau of Statistics nu the
commerce and navigation of the United
States, which is an Interestlngand valu
able document. That portion relating
to the exportation of breadstuff's has
peculiar interest, representing, as it does,
the enormous Increase there has been in
that direction. Iu theyear ending June
30, 1S60, tiie total exports of bread and
breadstuff's from the United Slates were
$21,422,310. In 1SG3 they had roaohed
$93,713,150; the next year tbey jumped
up to $101,10S,SGi, aud then, with slight
fluctuations, they advanced to$lSI,777,
Sll In the year ending June 30, 1S7S.
These figures disclose a wonderful de
velopment, but n few years Iiuuce, It is
safe to predict, they will appear com
paratively small. Over eighty percent.
of this great volume was produced In
the region lying north of the Ohio
Hiver aud west of the Atlantic seaboard
States, embracing tho .State of Ohio,
Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mis
souri, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska.
The resources of these great common
wealths are as yet but dimly understood.
In the one State of Minnesota alone,
there is a territory still unsurveyed that
is almost equal iu area to the whole of
the New England States. When thee
great States of the Northwest obtain the
populatiuu that Is bound to come to
them In time, and their riches come to
be fairly tested, we shall have an end to
to talk about a "solid South" aud a
"solid North," for there nil! he the
guiding power. This region, with au
almost illimitable capacity for agricul
tural production, is being developed by
the railroads, and accordingly the trans
portation question is the all-absorbing
one. In breadstuff's our trade is bound
to be of a commanding nature. Every
year will witness its increase, for the
capacity of the West is as yet but little
suspected. Iu the meantime, as lias
been heretofore noted, there has aleo
been a remarkable increase in the pro
vision trade, the exports of which have
increased from $10,012,413 in 1S60 to
$123,530,323 in the last fiscal year. There
Is improvement everywhere. In the
year ending June 30, 1S50, the value of
the exports of commodities of domestic
manufacture was $15,017,730. Iu the
year ending June 30, 1877, they hud gone
up to $141,821,625.
Within the last month a new tele
graph company has been organized in
this city under the title of the Ameri
can Itapfil Telegraph Company. Its of
ficers are Edwin Iteed, ex-Mayor of
Bath, Maine, president, aud Major L. S.
Hepgnod, of Boston, treasurer. The
company is said to have a capital of
$3,000,000, aud it Intends Immediately
to construct a Hue of double telegraph
wires connecting Boston, New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Chicago and St. Louis. The wires will
be of cast steel, plated with copper, and
are the Invcutlon of Professor Moses G.
Farmer, Newport. The company con
trols a number of other novel inventions
iu telegraphy, which will enable It, as
claimed, to transmit five thousand words
per minute over its owu patent wires,
and half that number over ordinary
wires. The company also Intend to es
tablish press bureaus In the principal
cities. In building the lines the post
roads and highways will be followed, as
a Uuited States law, passed in 1S06, is
understood to give free right of way
over tlieso routes. It Is designed to
have the lines completed and In work
ing order by Jauuary 1, 1SS0.
At a meeting on Thursday of the ex
ecutive committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the world's fair proposed
to bo- held in New York, Mr. Vance re
ported, from the committee appointed to
select a site, In favor of Central Park.
He said that in connection with Man
hattan square there were one hundred
and thirty acres which could be de
voted to that purpose. Buildings could
bo constructed and used there without
Interfering with the public drives or
walks. Buildings could be so con
structed aud located that a large part of
them may remain for permanent public
use. The main structure could be used
like the great palace at Ludenham. The
picture aud art galleries would exist as
noble relics of the great fair, and be de
voted to permauent public exhibitions.
The report was adopted, and the com
mittee instructed to consult with the
park commissioners with a view of ob
taining the proposed site. A resolution
was adopted providing thata committee
of five bo appointed to prepare an act of
incorporation, ami apply to Congress
for Its enactment, and that the commit
tee have power to confer with the rep
resentative8 of the Germau empire lu
regard to the time proposed for holding
an industrial exhibition at Berlin lu
1SSB. The committee are Abram S.
Hewitt, Samuel P. Babcock, Orester
Cleveland, Daniel F. Appletotiand Hor
The shooting of Porter and Barry
more, of the unfortunate Diplomacy
party, the meetings of actors to raise
funds for the family of poor Porter, the
comments of the press and of profession
als, trie arrival of Farter's bcly in New
York, and the funeral yesterday, at the
little church round the corner, have
been the leading topics of the week. The
actors have shown themselves the most
practical people, after all. They have
set to work to defray the funeral ex
pense, and to raise a fuud for his be
reaved wife, mother and niece. Next
come the good citizens of Texas, who
offVrthe Diplomacy Troupe compliment
ary benefits for as many nights as they
like to stay. Jim Currle wa9 a drunken
ruffian who, swaggering Into the little
refreshment room at Marshall and being
refused more liquor by the landlord (who!
tsavery respectable man, well kuown
to most traveling professionals) threw a
coarse word at a lady, got Into a quarrel
with Barrymore and Porter, and shot at
them, not because tbey were actors, or
because they were In Texas, but because
he was a drunken ruffian, and carried
The walking business Is now on its
Ia9t legs. The fag end of the furore
drags itself wearily around at Gilmore's
in the shape of eightetti women re
duced by poverty to the necessity of
subjecting themselves to the insulting
gaze ami comment of the crowd. This
last development will probably close the
walking, mid the s pectaole to auy per
son of sensitiveness and refinement t
simply painful. Armirr.
New York, March 28, 1S79.
What Blind Men Have Done.
Tbe long list of the names of the
blind who have been eminent in the
various brunches of learning from the
time of Dlodatus, who lived fifty years
before the Chrisliatj.era, to the present
time, Is well worth remembering. Tlio
following are some of those to whom we
Diodatus, of Asia Minor, celebrated
for his learning in philosophy, aud ge
ometry and music.
Etieebius, also of Asia, lived from 315
to 340 of the Christian era; became
bliud at 6 yearn of age; died at 25. And
yet, during mi short a lifetime, this
blind man. by his theological writings,
lias come to us, aud will gndown to pos
terity, as one of the lathers of Chris
tianity. Hetiry, the minstrel of Scotland, au
thor of "The Poetie Life of Wallace,"
was born blind In 1361.
Margarot, of Itavenua, born in 1505,
blind at 3 months; celebrated for her
writing on theology aud morals.
Hermann Torrentlus, of Switzerland,
born lu 1510, and author of a history
ami poetical dictionary.
Nicholas Sanderson, of Yorkshire,
England, born in 16S2; learned iu math
ematics, astronomy, uud wrote a book
Thomas Blacklock, D. D., of Scot
land, bom lu 1751; blind at G months;
celebrated for his learning in poetry,
divinity and music
Francis ifuber. of Geneva, Switzer
land, born iu 1010; wrote on natural
sciences, bees, auts, and also ou educa
tion. John Milton, liorn in 1808 in London;
author of "Paradise Lost."
John Gough, born in 1757 in England
blind at three years; wrote on botany,
natural history, etc.
David Macbeath, born In 1792 In Scot
land; learned in music and mathemat
ics, and inventor of tlio string alphabet
for the blind.
M. Focault, born lu Paris In 1790; In
vented a writing apparatus for the
M. ICulo, of Prussia, born blind; was
director of an institution for the blind,
and wrote on tbe education of the blind.
Alexander Ilodenbach, of Belgium,
born in 1780; member of the Belgian
Congress, anil wrote several works on
the bliud and the deaf-mute.
William Henry Churchman, formerly
superintendent of the institution for the
bliud nt Indianapolis, Iudiatia, and au
thor of agricultural designs aud reports
for the institution. The writer of tills
once had occasion to correspond with
him, and received much finer speci
mens of nutograpb penmanship from
him lliuii whs sent in return.
INTFJ-LKCTUAL D E VELO I'M EST OF
Tkacheks. A good teacher has a
rather strong de-elopment of the per
ceptive faculties, and a head broad in
the region of the temples. He needs
a good memory, larce lnimnn ngm
and kindness, with good dlscernmentof
uie practical relations of the subject lie
teaches. Women as a class have loss
perceptive development tliau men, so
that the upper part of their forehead ap
pears to be prominent. Their impres
sions are quicker than those of men.
Casuality is, of course, es-entiul to cor
rect Instruction. The teacher must ap
preciate cause and effect, and on bo on.
abled to present theoretical principles
ul topics 111 ins curriculum clearly
and forcibly to impress the mind of the
Somebody notes tbe fact that there
are other fields of ambition for young
women man walking quarter-miles in
quarter-hours, aud points to the record
of a Connecticut girl who achieved five
divorces In five consecutive quarter
years. The man who has uolhing to say takes
up all your time telling the lamentable
lad. aVnt loriciwiot.
Mince pie is no baseless fabric of a
FUTURE EVENTSTHE D0IKGS OF
THE TEAE 3000.
Science i., In our day, (muring Hoods
of light upon the highest and most
subtle problems of life. At her behest
perplexed and Intertangled phenomena,
in eudless variety, yield up the secrets
of their being to the lnquirerafter truth
It Is well known that through chemistry
we have discovered that the diamond
and coal are Identical in composition,
and the essence of turpentine, lemon,
bergamor, juniper, savfn, lavender, pep
per aud the gllly-llower, all have the
same chemical composition, that is to
say, tbey each contain ten atoms of car
bon and fifteeu of oxygen, tbe only dlf-
lerenee' being In-the .arrangement of,
lueir molecules. The extracts which
we nse to flavor soda-water and cake.
such as pine-apple, strawberry, etc., are
chemically prepared; there Is not a par
ticle of fruit juice in them. The wine
of the present day is not made of the
Juice of the grape, but is a chemically
prepared article, consisting of water,
sulphuric acid, strychnine, red pepper,
nig black ants and other poisons, colored
with log-wood and flavored to Imitate
claret, port wine, champaneand brandy
uy chemicals. Chemistry has also
taught people how to make artificial
butter ami artificial sugar. In the
future, in tbe year 3000, our dally food
win ue cnemlcally prepared: tbe vulgar
ity of eating can then be dispensed with;
iu cuuuary tlepartmentcan then be ex
changed for a small case of cordials, ob
tained rrom the chemists. If it is
thought desirable for a family to unite
at refreshment time, they may sip their
nectar together in the parlor or under
the trees. By thus having food adapted
to one's needs, the wasteand repnlrof the
system will be wholly equalize I, so there
can never be any more famine, or any
more sickness; men will be, as It were.
immortal; tbey will live to extreme old
age; they will never die, but fall asleep
and wake up in the other life. In tbe
year 3U00 people will not live iu Isolated
dwellings as at present; the houses will
be built large enough to contain two
thousand inhabitants; they will be so
arranged that eacli family will be inde
pendent of the other, but some of the
apartments, such as tbe dining-room,
the lecture-room, the dancing hall and
the nursery, will be enjoyed by all In
The work of this large household will
be carried on by machinery, the motive
power being electricity. Women no
longer being drudges ami slaves to
household duties, will devote their
time to the culture of their intellectual
faculties. Men aud women wiil advance
to that degree of morality that the
baser passions, haviug been eliniiuatbd
lu the course of development, will be fit
companions for the glorified spirits who
reached perfection by u different route
in another world.
Iu tbe year 3000 eouttiug and marry
ing cau be carried ou by the lelephoue.
Imagine a young couple, one living in I
Sweet Home Community, Victoria, the
other living in Pieasaut Vulley Cora-j
muiilty, Mexico, seuding sweet oies-j
sages to one another like tbe following: i
"Dearest, are you ready to have the
knot tied today at twelve o'clock?"
She answering, "I will be ready and
will meet you in Suu Francisco to-morrow
morniug tit dttybreak."
Traveling in those days ill not be in
tiie slow cosoii style of to-day; they wil'
have Hying maehiues of tile most In
genious forme, such as horses, whales,
elephants, angels or wings. These will
be so constructed as o bear the visitor or
business m in through the air to his des
tination. What a revolution will result
from this new invention. Street-car
stock will be worthless, ferryltoats will
go out of fashion; staid old family
horses will not be worth their feeding;
Misslbly side-walks will not be abso
lutely required. Everybody will travel
about ou flying machines. Careful,
methodical people will keep near ferra
finna, but high-spirited persons will
suar to the empyrean. On being intro
duced to a young lady, a gentleman will
anxiously inquire, "How high does she
sail?" Perhaps oursocial standing will
be rated by the altitude of our daily as-
ceusiou. The ladles will go shopniiiu
on flying maehiues, thus escaping the
dust to a great extent, and the impudent
leers of the loafers who infest ihp .mmv
eornpra of Vrt irt- w . -
... - ..... aj.i-iv ciuci-
prising mercuaui win nave a
opeuiug in the roof of his store, down
which bis feminino customers nan
gracefully flout from tlio regions of up
It a man is seon gazing Intently
heavenward, observers will naturally
imagine that he Is looking for his wife
orsome female acquaintance. Personals
will apjear In the dally papers thus:
"Darling, meet me In Hie air to-morrow
afternoon at the usual hour, four thou
sand feet above the river." By day the
atmosphere will be darkened by our
friends and feliow-cilizeus, 'soaring
about with the greatest ease on duty or
pleasure, looking like mosquitoes in the
distance. By night tbe effect will be
still more wonderful, since each aero
naut will carry a lantern, not for the
purpose of finding the way, but witlt
the view of recognizing acquaintance".
lighting his cigar and contributing his
share to the frowning dowu of gas com
panies. The police will be divided into
two grades, the patrician and plebeian;
the latter will grope about Ignobly
Editor, or no attention will be siren to their
among the streets ami alleys, while the
rormer will U2 p among the stars.
I'or Impecunious persons, annoyed by
duns, the Hying machine will be a God
send. The persecuted debtor will merely
have to throw on his cloak, mount his
machine and disappear in the azure
distauce. If pursued, be can drop eggs
or brick-bats on his pursuer or keep
mounting higher as long as blssunnlv
of gas holds out.
We abruptly pause in this fasciimttlur
speculation to await further develop
ments, a. B
Portland, April 17, 1870.
A Word for Bom ping GIrk.
Most women have a dread of them.
Mothers would rather that liiuJrliulu
daughters were called anvlriinir else
than romps. They say to them, "Be
very quiet uow, my dears; don't run or
limp, and he little ladies." As if a
healthy child could be still; as if it could
lake time to walk or step over what
came iu its way; as if it could fold its
nanus in its lap, wuen its little heart is
brimful of tickle. It is absurd aud
wrong because it is unnatural. Chil
dren, girls as well as boys, need exer
cise; indeed, tbey must have it, to be
Kepi in a neaituy contiltlon. They need
to expaud their chests, strengthen their
muscles, tone their nervw. devnlnn
themselves generally. Ami tbis oxer-
cise must be out of doors, too. It is not
enougu to nave calisthenics in the
nursery or narlor: thev need to be out
iu the sunshine, out iu the wind, out in
the grass, out in the wooks, out of doors
somewhere, if it be no bigger than the
common or park. Suppose they do tan
ineir pretly faces; better be brown as a
oerry, and nave the pulse nuick and
strong, than white as a lily and com
plain or cold feet and headache. Sup
pose they do tear their clothes, suppose
they do wear out Ihelr shoes, It don't
iry a mother's patience half so much to
mend as it does to watch night after
ulght a querulous ick child; aud it does
not urain a rattler's nneket-hook half a
quick to buy shoes as it does to pay doc
tor's bills. Indeed, we don't believe
there is a prettier picture in the world
than that of a little girl balancing her
self on the topmost rail of au old zigzag
fence, her bonnet on ou arm and a
basket of blackberries on the other, her
curls streaming out in the wind, or rip
pling over her cheeks, her apron half
torn from her waist, and dangling, at
her feet, her fineers stained with th
berries she had picked, and her lips with
those she had eaten. Mother, ilnn't
scold that little creature wiien she comes
lu anil puts her basket ou the table, and
looks ruefully at the rent in the new
gingham apron, and at the little bare
loessttcKiiig out or t lie last pair of shoes.
Wash olf the hot face and soiled hands.
and give her a bowl of bread and milk;
and when she has eaten her fill and got
rested, make ber sit down by you and
tell what she lias seen off in the mead
ows ami woods. Her heart will be full
of beautiful things the sound of tbe
wind, tiie tail of the leaves, tbe music
of tbe birds, the laugh of wild flowers,
the ripnlinif of streams, tiie shade ol tfip
olouds mid the hue of tiie sunbeams
all those will have woven their spell
over her innocent heart, ami made her
a poet in feeling, If not in expression.
ro, motneM, uou't nurse up your lit
tle girls like house-plants. The daugh
ters of tills generation are to be tlm moth.
ers of the next, and if you would have
mem neaiiny lu liody and gentle In
temper, free from nervous affections,
fidgets aud blues, if you would tit them
for life its joys, Its cares aud trials let
them have a good romp every day while
they are grnwiuie. It is nature's own
specific and, if taken in season, is war
ranted to cure all ails of tbe girls and
Grandfather Liokshiagle on Moving- Day.
"Moving day, with all its attendant
ltorrors, will soon lie here." ssid Jam
yesterday evening, "and I don't see
now i am ever to get through- with it.
It brings nothing but work, work,
"Why, yes," replleti Graudfather
Lickshiimle, "it is a terrible day for us
oor men folks, and no mistake. Seeln'
as how this ilre'ful day has rolled
around an' battered me over tbe bald
an' beetling pate upward of a hundred
time, I ought to know a little sorae
thiu' about it. Work! Well, I should
fay s! Git up in the inornin' before
breakfast, sit around till It's ready, then
eat an' oil down town after a wagon.
And right here I want to say Hint the
sUiudiu' premium of a million dollars
In gold offered by tbe United States
Government to the man that finds a
wagon when he wants it lias never
been claimed. No mortal man ever
finds a wagon without lioofin' round a
whole square, an jest this kind of work
is knocking years and years of uselul
ness out of some of our best young men.
Well, after the doggoned wagon is
found, you must give tbe driver your
old as well as your new address, as the
newspapers say, and that's enough to
break au ordinary man's back. By this
time you're pretty well fugged out un'
you send the wagon to the house, while
you go off down town about your busi
ness, an' your wile nnlsues up whatever
i little odds and ends there may be to do
, .... ,
. tiuuuh tuu iiiuviu . ju 11,-3 uretui. au
t raises the blisters on mv lmnil-i tr
think oflt," and grandfather Iiowtxl hi
aited head oti his cane and groaned.
Phosphorus, the light-bearer, as its
nuuia implies. ho3 the nronprtv Inm,
supposed to be peculiar to it, of faintly
shiniug in the dark. But, if a diamond
is exposed to the sun, and theu with
drawn into darkness, it continues feebiy
.u.mummi.-i ior sometime, and is therefore
said to be posphoresoent. Other sub
stauces, such as sulphuret of barium,
have also long been noted for this prop
erty, and recent researches have shown
that so far from being anything pecu
liar, the same property is manifested In
n much lower degree by a vast number
of substances. Science Monthly.
There is uo time when it Is so in
structive to read the hymn-book as
when tiie contribution box Is being
The stream of vice will How a9 natu
rally Into jwlttces as tho common sewer
flows luto the river.
Never on band when wanted a dia
mond ring. Uaekensaek Jlepublicaru