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" Piny, nro you Ihnnknil," JfarpuFet n-kcd.
" For all the blessings of your life "
Said Tem, " Ah I ono thinn yet I wnnt
The blenflnn of a loTlnn wife j
And till I find Unit preclons gift
I can not nlve thanks qnitc itnccrc."
" Ah, wicked Tom I" the maiden lKliod,
" Yonr cue i Uopelc-, then, I fear !'
" Nt o I" cried he ; "It yon, my friend,
Will only try to find forms - .
A maiden fair, whose heart is mine,
Devoutly thankful I shall be :
But she must have well, let me think
Eyes liko your own, at soft and blue,
And hair as golden, lips as red
lu short, she must referable you !"
" That which you ask," she answered then,
" I really dare not undertake."
" What !' answered Tom, " have yon the heart
Thns poor mortal to forsake f"
Low dropped her head before his Raze :
" Oh, Tom I" said she, " what shall I dot"
Paid Tom," I think mdocd I m pure
I could be thank ml, dear tor yon !"
Foot ana eye opposed
In dubious strife.
And now that the two sides have fairly sun
dered and each occupies its own ground and
fF1 P?0fl look. at em, what absurdity
lstlnsr loll don't niran tn ,.
fifty or sixty hoys in white trowsors, many of
them quite small, are Koinf? to play that hujre
opposite r indeed, I do, gentlemen:
they re going to try nt any rate, and won't
make such a bad light of it, either, mark my
word; for hasn't old Brooke won the toss
with bis lucky halfpenny, and got choice ef
6""1","1"! kick-out me new ball
you may
see ne tncro quite bv itself in
tlin tni.l.ll..
'"""""s luiviiiiis ino scnooi or island goal.
In another minute it will be on its w ay there
I sc that minute in remarking how the
school house side is drilled. You will see in
the first place that the sixth-form boy who
lias tho charge of goal, has spread his force,
(the goal keepers) so as to occupy the whole
space behind the goal posts, at "distances of
about five yards apart. A safe and well kept
goal is the foundation of all good play. Did
ISrookc is talking to the captain of quarters
and now ho moves away. Fee how that
youngster spreads his men (the light brigade)
carefully oyer the ground, half way between
their own goal and the body of their owu
p avers up (the heavy brigade). These again
play in several bodies. There is young
ISrooke and tho bull-dogs mark them well;
they are "the fighting brigade," the "die
hards." larking about at leap frog to keep
themselves warm and plaving tricks on one
another. And on each side of old Krooke,
who is now standing in the middle of the
ground, and just going to kick off, you see a
separate wing of players up, each with a bov
of acknowledged prowess to look to here
nrner. and there Heriin: lint m oil i.i
Brooke absolute as he of Russia, but wisely
nnH li.(iml.. ..1! ,i . . . J
u.n.i-ijr luinig over wining ana worship
ping subjects, a true football king. His face
is earnest and careful as he glances a last time
over bin array, but full of pluck and bope.thc
sort of look I hope to see in my general when
I go out to fight.
Tho school side is not organized in the same
way. The goal-keepers are all in lumps, any
how and nohow. You can't distinguish be
tween the players-up, and the bovs in quart
ers, and there is divided leadership; but with
Mich odds in strength and weight, it must
take more than that to hinder them from
winning, and so their leaders seem to think,
for they let tho players up manage them
selves. But now look, there is a slight move for
ward of the school-house wings. Old Brooke
takes half a dozen quick steps, and away goes
the ball spinning towards the school goal;
s eventy yards belore it touches ground and at
no point above twelve or fifteen feet high.,
A model kick-off, and the school-house dicer
ami rusn on. i lie ball is returned and they
meet it and drive it back amongst the masses
of the school already in motion, hen the
two sides close, and you can see nothing for
minutes out a swaying crowd of boys at one
point violently agitated. That is where the
nan is and tliore are the keen players to be
met anil tno glory and hard knocks to be got.
ou hear the dull thud, thud of the bull, and
tlie shouts of " Of your side," " Down with
him," "Put him over," "Bravo." This
is wnat we call a scrummage, gentlemen, and
tne first scrummage in a school-house match
was no joKe In the consulship of Plancus.
But see ! It has broken, the ball in driven
out on tne school-house side, and a rush of
rue school carries it past the school-house
flayers up. "Look out in quarters," Brooke's
ana twenty other voices ring out; no need to
call, though; the school-house captain in
quarters has caught it on the bound, 'dodge
ii-b loremoBi schoolboys who are leading the
rush, and sends it back with a good dr p
kick well into the enemy's country, and then
iollows rush upon rufh, and scrummage upon
scrummage, the ball now driven through the
school house quartern and now into the school
goal, for the school house have not lost the
advantage which the kick off and a slight
wind gave them at the outset and are slightly
"penning" their adversaries. You can't be
expected to appreciate the delicate strokes of
play the turns by which a game is lost and
won; it takes an old player to do that, but
the broad nhilosonhv of foot-hn!l
if you will. Come along with mo "a little
nearer ana let us considcrit again.
ine bail lias just fallen again where the
two sides are thickest, and they close rapidly
around it in a scrummage. It must be driven
through now by force or skill, tilt it flies out
on ono siue or tne otker. . Look how differ
ently the boys face it. Here come two of the
uuu cogs nursling through the outsiders; in
they go straight to the heart of the scrum
mage, bent on driving that ball out on the
opposite side. That is what they mean to do.
My sons, my sons, you are too hot; you have
Kunu yuai. me mm ana must struggle now
right through the scrummage and get round
and back again to your own side before you
can be of any further use; here com vminr
Brooke; he goes in straight as vnn i,t. l
his head.and backs and bends, holding him
self still behind tho ball and driving it furi
ously when he gets a chance. Here comes
Speedicut, and Flashman the school-house
bully, with shouts, and great aetion. Won't
you two come up to young Brooke after lock
ing up by the school-house tire, with " Old
fellow, wasn't that a splendid scrummage by
the three trees ?" But he knows you, and so
do we. You don't really want to drive that
ball through that scrummage, chancing all
hurt for the glory of the school house, but to
make us think that'g what you want a vast
ly d liferent thing and fellows of your kidney
will never go through more than the skirts
of a scrummage, where it's all push and no
-kicking. We respect boys who keep out of
it, and don't sham going in; b'if you we had
onj, nuu, we uuhk oi you.
J hen the boys who are bending and watch-
iu8 uu me outside, mark them. Thev are
mot t useful players, the dodgers, who "seize
on the ball the moment it rolls out from
amongst the chargers, and away with it across
to the opposite goal. They seldom go into
the scrummage.
Three quarters of an hour are gone; first
winds are falling and weighU and numbers
beginning to tell. Yard by yard the school
house have been driven back contesting every
little Inch of ground. The school-houM are
being penned In their turn, and now the ball
is Dcmna the coal under the rinctnr'a wnll.
Old Brookes kicks out and ho gives tho word
to piny strongly for touch by the three trees.
Away goes the ball and the bull dogs after it,
and in another minute there is a shout of
"in touch," "our ball." Now's your time
old Brooke, while your men are still fresh.
He stands with the ball in hi-j ban! while
the two sides form in deep lines opposite
one another; ho must strike it straight be
tween them. The lines are thickest close to
bi n. Old Brooke strikes it straight and
strong and It falls opposite his brother. That
rush has taken it right through the school
line and away past tho three trees far into
their quarters, and young Brooke and the
bull dogs are close upon it. Tho school
leaders rush back shouting 'Look out In goal'
and strain every nerve to catch him, but they
arc after the fleetest foot in Rugby. There
they go, straight for the goal posts, qiprters
scattering before them. One after another
the bull dogs go down, but young Brooke
holds on. "Ho is down!" Sol A long
stagger but the danger is past; that was the
shock of Crew, the most dangerous of dodgers.
And now he is close to the school goal, the
lwill not three yards before him. There
is a hurried rush of the Bchool fags to the
spot, but no one throws himself on the ball,
tho only chance, and young Brooke has
touched it ri;ht under the school goal post.
The school leaders come up furious and
administer toco to tho wretched fags nearest
at hand. They may well be angry, for it is
all Lombard street to a China orange that
the school house kick a goal with the ball
touched in such a KOod nlace. Old Brooke.
of course, will kick it out. but who shall
f catch and place ? Call Crab Jones. Here he
comes sauntering along with a straw in his
mouth, the queerest, coolest fish in Rugby.
Old Brooke stands with the ball under his
arm, motioning tho school back. They are
all edging forward to get nearer for tho "rush
at Crab Jones. The ball is kicked out and
caught beautifully. Crab strikes his heel
into the ground to mark the spot where the
ball was caught beyond which the school inn
not advance. "Now!'' Crab places tho ball
at. tno word, Old Urooko kicks, and it rise
slowly and truly as the school rush forward.
1 hen a moment s pause, while both side
look up at the spinning ball. There it flics.
straight between tho two posts, some rive feet
above the cross bar, an unquestioned goal
and a shout of real, genuine, loy rings out
Irom the school house plavers on. and u faint
echo of it comes over the close from the
goal keepers. A goal in tho first hour
Such a thing hasn't been done iu the school
house match these five years.
Fearful Destruction of Brood Marcs.
The first sensation of the present week
was the painful news of tho burning at
Maribyrnong, on Sunday lust, of three
valuable mares and loals. viz.. Gilder
mere, Lady Heron, aad Agitation. Sev
eral gentlemen had visited the stud farm
during the afternoon, and later towards
evening Mr. Petty went his usual rounds
and saw the mares and their foals put
into the wooden boxes standing in the
paddock. Somewhere about eiirht o'
clock ho was roused by cries of "firo"
across the river, and rushing out of his
house he at once saw the blaze. By the
time na ana some ot his men could reach
the spot it was too late to render any as
sistance, and he had to witness the heart
rending sight of the costly equine moth
ers and offspring being roasted alive.
The only feasible way to account for the
sad mishap is that a box of matches must
have fallen from a shelf iu me of the
boxes where a lantern was kept and that
me occupunt being restless over her foal
had trodden on it and thus ignited the
contents. In figures, the loss may be
estimated as fully .3,000, but in reality
it is much greater, for there is no know
ing how many and how valuable the pro
duce of each dam might have been. For
instance, only two-thtrds of a year since,
ijaay neron s yearling fetched over i'GOO;
and as both she and Gildorinero hadiust
given birth to the first of the famous
Marquis s gets in Australia, it is highly
probable these aristocratic young 'uns
might have realized 700 or 800 guineas
npiece. j. ne latter mare, which ran a dead
heat with Governess for the Epsom Oaks,
might be considered almost invaluable
in such a breeding establishment as Mr.
Petty's ; whilst Agitation, as the dam of
itoniula, has also secured a claim to high
value. The utmost sympathy has been
declared on all hands for our Victorian
Blenkiron; and we beg to add our fullest
tribute to the general expressions, for we
personally know that Mr. Petty feels the
loss far more in a mental than in a
moneytary sense. His heart is'wrapped
up in his stud j and he feels an affection
towards each and all of the old and
young stock which compose it that is
second only to the love he entertains for
his own family. A ustralian l'aper.
Ladies havo a horror of those black
eminences on the tace called moles.
Even homely men dislike thein, but
there they ordinarily remain as s-uidea
in giving a description of an applicant
for a passport.
A mole is a thickening of the eoider-
uiiB, or outer sain, proDublv induced hv
an obstruction in the outward ends of a
cluster of sudorific ducts or sweat tubes.
To be clear of them readily, run a fine
needle through one of them from one
side to the other. Let an assistant take
hold of both ends of the needle and pull
so as to make a neck of clear skin at the
base. It is neither painful, difficult, nor
attended with hardly a tinge of blood.
Next ligate that neck behind the out
dragged mole with a delicate, strong,
waxed silk thread, that cuts off the cir
culation; clip away the unused thread
and wait the result. A slight local in
flammation ensues, which is the gluing
together the new surface of the stretched
skin. In a few days the old offence drops
off, deprived of nutrition, leaving no
scar. If a little reddish by the remains
of a subsiding: inflammation. wt tho
spot occasionally with cold water. Pro
ceed to the next, and the next, seriatim
lietora aware of it any mole-disfigured
nice may Deconie as good as new.
A KELIC Another historical rnlin
claims our most resnectful attention.
This is its story: "In 1781 Gen. Wash
ington presented a gold watch to Lafay
ette as a token of esteem, etc. In 1824
Lafayette made a visit to this country,
and in the course of his iournv somn
light-fingered wretch took a fancy to
that same bauble of a watch and artnrn-
priated it. Its history thereafter is un
known until a very recent date, when a
New Orleans man discovered it amid ig
nominious surroundings in a Louisville
junk-shop, and rescued it from such dis
grace. The honest citizen of New Or
leans proposes to return it t the Lafay
ette family, and in the meantime it is on
exhibition in a jewelry store, and has
been seen by many. i
Flrc-Mlnute Cliats tvilh Boys.
Just before the final dismissal, says
Dio Lewis, the chairman of our school
committee made a little speeoh to the
boys. It was the game " few remarks "
heard on all such occasions. Of course
he told them that this is a free country.
that here there is no king, that we are
all sovereigns, that every boy in America
nas a chance at the Presidency, etc., etc
He alluded to the Fourth of July, the
Star-Spangled Banner, and the Ameri
can eagle.
But his special point was the glorious
opening-for young America. There was
tho office of Governor, if one was dis
posed to aim rather low ; and if any un
fortunate boy huppened to miss being
President or Governor by some lnexphc
able accident, ho could then fall back on
But to be serious, the speech was full
ot a Kind or nonsehso and poison which
is too common, and which we wish might
tie lett out ot speeches to boys.
One of our best educators, in making
an address to another school, said some
thing which it was a gonuine pleasure to
hear. His " few remarks " wore about
the following :
" Boys, you are fitting yourselves here
tor the duties ot .hie. Yon should cul
tivate the plain, substantial branches.
because most of you will pursue plain
sunsianuai occupations. Home ot you
will have to bear the trials, vexations
and disappointments of political and
professional life, but the great mass of
you will, I trust, enjoy tho health and
independence of carpenters, blacksmith:
ami otuer BKiiied laborers. ineBe are
our truly independent citizens. You
never catch them currying favors
seeking influence. They stand on their
own two foot, and with their own arms
command the respect and support which
from this time on must, in America, be
heartily conceded to all the useful in
Of all the men with whom we deal
none are so strong, self-contained, and
independent as " skilled Itlorcm." They
have everything pretty much their own
way. ith a few exceptions, our doc
tow and lawyers are comparatively poor
and hard pushed. It is so distressing to
oo cauea upon to pay rent and grocery
bills and then sit down with vour small
ledger and try to pick out the patrons
ironi wnom you can urge payment with
out loss of business. It is so humiliating
vj uu uungea to maintain a certain stvlo.
on account of your being a professional
man, wnen you Know vou can t alien! it.
and when you are obliged to turn away
the importunate tradesman or market
man with a " Can t pay you now ; you
musi can again.
a. gooa macninest is a prince anions:
k i . . . .
men. e have the honor to know two
young men in Boston who. with nlentv
ot money, are learning the business of
the machinist. They are learning that
business because thev know that everv
man must nave some regular occupation
and they are disgusted with the mad
rush into the professions. Wo reckon it
one ot the truest honors of our life that
we enjoy tho intimate friendship of those
young men.
A Fight with a Shark.
A reporter of the Bulletin lecentlv.
whilst walking along the Sau Francisco
city Iront, perceived a stalwart Italian
fisherman engaged iu reparing his boat
i me ioot oi oacramcnto at. lie was
stalwart, brawny fellow, and, with the
exception of a slight lameness, presented
a most perfect specimen of his class.
The reporter, observing that he took a
manifest pride in his craft, remarked that
tne nsherman s lite on this coast was at
tended with many hardships. The fish
erman answered that, with all its perils,
usmiig ou me uaiitornia coast was lux
urious occupation comnared with hi
labors elsewhere. He had a few months
before his arrival here 'been wrecked on
the bouth American coast, and all the
crew of the lost barque, hailing from
were compelled to take to a raft.
Alter lour days' existence on a few bis
cuits saturated with brine, and whilst
sufrring from agonizing thirst, he fell
asleep on the forward part of tho raft,
and incautiously hung his legs within a
iew lucues or tuu surface of the water.
ADOUt midnight he felt snmethin
grasp him by the leg, and he was drag
god down to the lower Tiortinn of tho
raft, which was a couple of feet under
water. ZIo threw out his hands and felt
a slippery body, for it was a shark that
nad attacked the unconscious slepner. A
terrible struggle ensued. The fish was
not full grown, and his strength was
about equally matched with the victim
he had chosen for sunner. Thev rolWl
over and over, the sailor getting his hands
into tne, monster s jaws, and the sharp
rows of teeth lacerating them fearfully.
At one time the assailnnt was within a
few feet of deep water and almost no.
ceeded in dragging his prey with him,
but the man though sorely exhausted
rallied, and withone vigerous effort haul
ed the shark on the dry portion of the
raft. Here his comrades were able to
assist him for, though awakened by his
cries at the out set, they became too panic
stricken to lift a hand to help him. Now
with pieces of a broken oar they assulted
the intruder and soon dispatched him.
The fisherman had the muscles of his left
leg torn away, and he fainted from loss
of blood, at the end of the struggle. His
companions bound up the wound with
strips of their clothing, and then made a
good supper off the carcass of the man
eater. About two hours afterward the raft
grounded on the beach, and the unfor
tunate waifs landed. They made a large
fire of brush, and durina- the four fol
lowing days subsisted on nuts and shell
fish. At night the jaguars surrounded
the camp and howled dismally. One of
the party who had some knowledge of
herbs, bound up the wounded limbs with
leaves, which much relieved the
A coasting schooner at last picked them
up, but all were attacked with the yellow
fever. The schooner put in at Eio
daneno, and there the sick men were put
into a little wooden cabin omtside the
town, au with the exception of the
hero of the shark, have died, and he,
after his recovery, shipped for San Fran
cisco. Now he is settled down to fishing
and never cares about venturing on blue
water again.
The richest man in Melbourne .
yearly income of a million.
off the cheapest dishes at the cheapest
restaurants. He was never troubled
with the gout, and has thus saved him-
eu jrom a world i misery.
Society does not appreciate its obliga
tions to the hen until the general well
being of that useful biped is put in peril.
Normally tho hen is a robust bird which
needs no demulcent sanitary gruel liko
the pulmonary horse, or pungent purga
tive powder like the bilious or., but sur
vives vigorously without any dietio
coddling whatsoever. It endures with
equal mind all vicissitudes of climate.
Without regard to the state of the weath
er it deposits its punctual diurnal egg,
and cackles about it with sober exulata
tation afterward. In its infancy it is
sometimes pestered with an obscure and
virulent malady known as pip ; but in
its maturity it is a creature of iron con
stitution, consuming pebble-stones with
out visible emotion, and rarely dying,
except to pamper the gluttony of the
passing evening owl, or meet the human
requirements of holiday potpie. Dick
ens says that nobody ever saw a dead
donkey or a dead post-boy; and the
spectacle of a hen voluntarily deceased
is almost as rare.
Left to themselves, they survive to an
exceedingly tough and stringy old age,
and contribute to the world with great
constancy the basis of the current egg
nogg and tho cote'mporary custard. The
mere surmise, therefore, of an extensive
and perilous hen-epidemic is fraught
with alarm. It confronts us with a pas
sive phrase of destitution which we have
never contemplated. We could got along
without butter and milk almost as well
as without eggs and Spring chickens.
Life without its omelettes land, .whipped
syllabubs, its Savte a la Marengo and Su
preme lc la VolaiUe, would be a much InsB
interesting pilgrimage than the thought
less and the inconsiderate imagine. It
is true that, so far as we know, the tur
key is not. yet threatened, and in any
event we might fall back upon the solid 1
and nutritious eooso. But neither of
these useful birds could adequately sub
serve tne many utilities to which the
modest hen and her valuable egg are
applied. If it be true that her tribes
are smitten with the pestilence that
walketh in darkness, the communitv
win lor tne nrst time Keenly appre
ciate its incomputable obligations to
that harmless, diligent, and unobtrusive
Inspired evidently bv the poulterers.
whose craft is in danger, or rendered fu
rious and incoherent by an undigested
omelet sovfflc, one of our contemporaries
screamingly denies that there is any
thing whatever the matter with the hens.
We sincerely trust that there is not, and
would much rather believe that this po
litic and wary bird had itself spread
abroad the illusory report of its infirmi
ty in order to cast the onus of the ensu
ing Thanksgiving upon the ducks and
the turkeys. But while we have great
respect for the statement of our contem
porary, it does not seem to have exhaust
ed inquiry upon the subject, and surely
the poulterers themselves can be consid
ered competent witnesses only in the
case of the birds whose carcasses repose
in attitudes of straddling and posthu
mous discontent upon their stalls. We
should liko to print authentic reports
from the barn-yards of many States and
counties, if we could get them, and shall
be glad to hoar from our farming friends
on the subject. If there is nothing the
matter with tho cnickens all will be
thankful. If there is, it is well that it
should be known, that Science may take
the hen in hand as it has taken the
horse, and institute a rational inquiry
int the causes of the malady. Volun
teer practitioners are already bursting
into print, each with an imaginary diag
nosis and an experimental remedy. So
that the hen world is threatened with
the prophylactic administration of physic
whether it is needed or not. One diring
and imaginative person, plunging reck
lessly into publicity., lecommends to
holdeis of chickens to dip their heads in
tar, paint their legs with iodine, and
hold them over a slow fire till they stop
cackling. This vaporizes the iodine, vo-
itilizes the. tar, and silences the chicken.
whether it cures it or not. This tho pre
scriber considers a great point gained in
any event, and to those who like a ouiet
life perhaps it is.
It must not be supposed because we
have alluded to the hen with some levi
ty that wo are therefore unmindful ef
tho intrinsic, gravity and importance of
all that concerns its health and well be
ing. Irankhn recommended that, in
stead of the predatory and rapacious
eagle, the useful turkey should be imaged
upon our national coins and ensigns. If
an emblem of utility instead of majesty
and potency had been chosen, it should
have been the barn-vard henrather than
the turkey, the rooster rather than the
gobbler. If it be attacked by epidemic
malady, we will give the widest circula
tion to any intelligent directions for its
relief, and in all ways promote its culture
Bnd ameliorate its condition to the ex
tent of our power. N. Y. Tribune.
Something All Should Know.
A knowledge of simnio remedies to ha
used in cases of suddeu illness
dent is very valuable. It is well for
every one to understand what are the
readiest antidotes to various kinds of
poison 8, what applications will soothe a
burn, how a severe cut should be bound
up, how croup should bo treated until
the physician arrives, and other thin
of a similar nature. Without sonio such
Knowledge one is indeed helpless and
useless in the emergencies which are
constantly arising in the family. There
are many remedies lor scalds and burna?
one which we have -lately seen highly
lowmuiBuueu is an emurocation ot lime-
water and Imseed-oiL These simple
agents combined form a thick, cream-like
substance, which effectually excludes the
air from the injured parts and allavs tho
inflammation almost instantly. This
remedy leaves no hard coat to dry on the
sores,- dux sottens the parte and aids na
ture to repair the injury in the readiest
and most expeditious manner. The mix
ture may be procured in the drug stores j
but if not thus accessible, slack a lump
of quicklime in water, and as soon as the
water is clear mix it with the oil and
shake well. If the case is urgent, use
boiling water over the lime, and it will
become clear in five minutes. The prep
aration may be kept ready bottled in the
house, and it will be as good when six
months old as when first made.
A dispatch from Stralsund rennrtu
that eighty vessels were totally wrecked
in the late gale. The town wag consid
erably damaged by inundation.
Locked Out.
It's all very well to laugh at, now it's
all over, but if you wish to know what a
pleasant effect tho wrong side the door
nas, at nait-past two in the morning,
lose your key and trv it.
I arrived at my apartments (I live ten
or twolve miles out of town) at half-past
two last Thursday morning, and, lking
up smilingly at my windows, I felt for
my key.
Those who carry latch-kevs can read
ily realize my sensations when I found I
had left it in town. To wake the in
mates was a matter of disturbing the
whole neighborhood ; I therefore deter
mined (after waiting thirty minutes for
a policeman) to effect an entrance by the
staircase window.
I must mention that my house is one
ot a snort row, in which there live
butcher, baker, and chemist each of
whpm keeps a dog or dogs, more or less
vicious, according to the amiableness of
its owner.
Having determined to attempt the
great window feat, I went round to the
back of the house and looked over the
paling. Scarcely had I raised my head,
than " Boo-woo-woo !" went a dog with
whom I had some slight acquaintance. I
addressed it soothingly by its Christian
name, " Gip."
The sound of my voice sot the remain
der ot the dogs oft, and in less than a
minute there was arow only equalled by
a pack in full cry.
This naturally woke soms of the nobler
animals ; and one gentle female with a
a shrieky voice put her head out of the
window and asked, in a hysterioal tene,
wno was there r
The ever-ready answer. " Me." burst
lortn, regardless ot grammar.
" V here are the police V continued
the screech.
" Precisely what I have been asking
.nnnlf J.I.- 1L- A ...
ijjj 11,11 iui uuu last, tnirty minutes, an
swered i.
At this juncture I attempted a laugh,
and nearly overbalanced myself, and, in
regaining my position, I kicked the
palings, on which I was seated, so vigor
ously, that off weni the dogs louder than
before, and several more windows went
At the chemist s appeared something
mm luuxeu hko itooinson tjrusoo. ablv
i.l 1 -r r. .
buijui ieu uy i,a isonnan buia m
" V hat s the matter i" sensibly asked
a third window.
Matter 1"' shrieked all tho windows
together ; but their explanation was loBt
in tne general nowl ot doss.
" You shall hear of this in the morn
ing, said one irrepressible female.
" It strikes me I am hearing of it
very mucn ot it in the morning; you
mean later in the day. Call to lunch,"
said I, " and let's have it out.
Tho windows went down with a bang,
and I went off the palings with another,
falling within a yard of a beautiful bull-
mastiff, who showed me the perfect order
in wmcn ne Kept nis teett ; after a very
satisfactory inspection thereof, I de
scribed a circle round him, and reached
the wash-house. One foot on the window-sill
and one hand on tho leaden
spout, 1 prepared for the great feat, but
at that instant (owing to tho dog's vio
lent effort to strangle itself), the staple
holding the chain gave way, and, with
out a word of apology, he seized me by
that portion of my clothes unknown o
angels. I held on to the spout, the dog
held on to me. One derisive laugh ranr
through the air.
A lapse of several seconds, each of
which seemed an hour.
Lvery moment I expected would bo
my last, when, within reach, I saw a
broom-handle ; to seize it. and deal mv-
self a fearful blow, was the work of an
instant. Horror 1 the snout is eivinac
way. A second fearful blow proved more
fortunate I broke the wash-house win
dow ; one more, and I landed the stick
on his nose, in a way that sounded liko
cracking an egg-shell. .
A. dreadful howl followed ; he let go.
Windows again up general howling,
shouting, and a rally all round. During
the melee I disappeared in at the window,
and peeped round the blind ; row grad
ually subsided.
An interval of five minutes. Every
thing quiet.
An interval of five more minutes. A
policeman ! composed, unruilied, dig
nified. In British Columbia.
While not a few in California are com
plaining that numerous murderers are
escaping their desorts, the authorities in
untisii Columbia last week carried out
the extreme penalty of the law upon a
uiau named uou, wno had committed
murder, connected with which there
were some mitigating circumstances.
Bell wag married to a half-caste woman,
who proved unfuithful during his ab
sence from home, and upon learning of
ii on ms return, ne started in pursuit ot
the man who had destroyed his peace,
and, coming suddenly upon him, killed
him. There was no disputing the facts,
and there are many in British Columbia
who declare that he was justified in what
he did. It may be safely asserted that
it would bo difficult to find an American
jury who would convict of the capital
offence under such circumstances, and no
one can deny but that some extenuation
should be accorded in such a case. A
long controversy took place in the Vic
toria papers on the subject. A. strong
effort was made to obtain a commutation
of the sentence to imprisonment for
life, but without avail, and Bell has
paid with his life the penalty for his
Lake Erie Dryixq Up. It is pre
dicted that Lake Erie, now the pathway
of a mighty commeree, will, in time, dry
up and become the home of a teeming
population. Careful surveys have shown
that while Lake Michigan has an aver
age depth of 1.800 feet, Lake Superior
of 900, Lake Ontario of 500 feet, Lake
Erie hag an average depth of 120 feet,
which is said to be constantly decreasing.
The bottom of the lake is quite level and
composed of soft clay. Thig clay is cou
gtfcaSly accumulating from sediment car
ried down by tributary streams.- The
south shore is composed of easily disin
tegrating blue, gray and olive shoals and
gray sandstone. The western and north
ern coast are made up of limestone of
the Helderberg group, which auieklv
yields to the action of the waves. Con
sequently both ghoreg constantly are con
tributing t fill up the bed of the lake.
The work ia not rapid, but it is said to ha
as certain as fate.
Birth of a Hippopotamus.
The well-known naturalist, Mr. Frank
Auckland, writes to Land and Water,
saying : " I am dolighted to be able to
issue a bulletin that tho ' little stranger 1
u.wc uu kmu miucu, juuiMULt, resi
dent superintendent of the Zoological
raruens, nas Deen good onougn to in -form
me that this interesting event took
placo this morning, November 5, at fif
teen minutes past seven A. sr. Both
mother and child are doing well. This,
the third baby of our old friend Madam
Hippo, is born with more sense than its
late brother and sister, for it does not as
yet require the services of the wet nurses,
the goats, which have been in attendance
tor some days past. It will be recollected
that the last two young hippopotami
wouia not taKe tneir proper nourishment.
The little animal born to-dav. for Whom
the name of ' Guy Fawkes ' has therefore
been proposed, has discovered and readily
makes use of its mother's milk. The
littlo thing generally lies sleeping by the
biub ui us gigantic mamma, put some-
iimes it gets up ana taKes a tour of in
spection round its den. when its familv
likeness can be immediately perceived.
Every now and then the mother rolls
hor great eyes, listens attentively with
iier norse-iiKe ears, and grunts loudly
with a deep organ-like note ; the young
one instantly answers in the same note,
out in an infantine Key. Its color ap
pears to be that of a polished malmmnv
dining-room table : it is about three font,
six inches long, and its weight about 100
pounds. Eleven hippopotami have been
bom in Europe six at Amsterdam, two
at I'aris, and three in England, but hith
erto they have died in their infancy.
Immense care is therefore taken of the
now precious infant. The hipopotamiis
nouse is Kept perlectly quiet, and every
precaution is taken by Mr. Bartlett; to
whom the greatest credit is due for his
able management and his endless care in
this matter to prevent the mother be
ing disturbed by people moving about,
doors opened, etc.; for if she were once
put out, the poor old thine, who looks
exhausted and anxious, would probably,
in ner alarm, get up, rush about, and
possibly not suckle her child, or else
tramp e by accident upon it. Therefore
the public, I understand, cannot possibly
be admitted to see the young one until
the doctors pronounce that it is quite
safe to do so. They will, in the mean
time, wish this little hippo ' a long life
and a merry one.' "
Hints About Dresses.
Sleeves closely fitted to the arm. like
the old-time tight sleeves, are more sty
lish than easy-fitting sleeves. When
sleeves are slightly open at the wrist they
should show an inner lining of white
silk, instead of being faced with silk like
the dress.
White Bilk serge is used bv the best
modistes for dress linings. An inner
belt of ordinary belt ribbon is placed in
side all basques, polonaises, and even
round waists. It is simply tacked to the
back and side seams, is hooked in front
as soon as the dress is put on. and serves
to hold the back in place.
The fichu-collar is a very stylish trim
ming for dress waists. This is a bias
band of velvet, or any material with
which the dress is trimmed, lined with
stiff foundation, untrimmed. and slisht-
ly shaped to fit over the bust. It passes
around the back of the corsage just be
low the collar, laps like a fichu in front,
and is fastened just abovo the belt bv
hooks and loops. It is a simple and sty
lish addition to a silk costume, and is
made of English crape, and worn with
mourning dresses.
Velvet belts are worn with dresses of
all styles, even accompanvinsr short
basques. In many cases they are in the
front of the basque only, beginning at
the seam under the arms, and fastened
on the left side by a small bow, or else in
front by a buckle of jet or oxidized sil
ver. If a sash is added, it is merely
two loops and two streamers of different
lengths with diagonal ends. Theso are
attached under the belt, toward the lett
side of t he back.
Dressy waistcoats for dinner toilettes
are of black velvet, with the front form
ed of alternato cross bands of white gui
pure insertion and velvet. The velvet
back has the seams outlined by a band of
guipure, and a ruille of the same laco
edges the garment.
The best protection for dress skirts that
drag on the floor is a box-pleating three
inches wid. made of wise-ins? doubled.
It is pleated into a binding, and is basted
inside tho faciug of tho dress, just at tho
edge, to keep the dress from touching
tue ground, xnis is sold ready-made
for 2 j cents. Fine muslin pleatings are
placed inside skirts of evening dresses.
Fatally Shot.
A party consisting of two ladies, ac
companied by two young men named
Masonheimcr and Hesson, were return
ing to their homes from a prayer-ineet-ing
in the town of Frizzleburg, Carrol
Co., Md., when Masonheimer started a
conversation about fire-arms. The young
ladies expressed their fear of weapons,
whereupon Masonheimer, to give them a
scare, as he alleges, drew a small revolver
from his pocket, and fired a barrel. By
some horrible mischance, Hesson stepped
within range, and received the bullet
fairly between the eyei; and fell, mortul
ly wounded. It is supposed that it was
his intention to have prevented Mason
heimer firing the pistol, but was too
slow. The affair is causing a sensation.
The accidental nature of the homicide
is admitted on all hands.
Cool About It. The Lumberton (N.
C.) Ilolesonian tolls us that Stephen Low
ery was present at a Justice's Court, in
Eurnt Swamp township, in the Scuttle
town District, a short time since. He
was armed to the teeth, holding in his
hand all of the tini6 a Spencer rifle, and
having hig belt stuck full of revolvers.
There was on the ground a large number
of mulattoes and half a dozen whites.
He geemed entirely at ease, and during
the progress of the trial manifested con
siderable interest in it. The trial was
held in the church, a close log building,
from which it would have been
ble for him to escape otherwise than by
the door, yet he geemed to feel no appre
hension, and but for the fact that he con
stantly kept his rifle in his hands, a
stranger would not have seen anything
in hig manner to betray the peculiar rela
tion in which he stood to society.
Hort e-cliestuut trees
will not flourish
in the Western States.
At a recent Georgia county fair a Miss
Stern took tho first premium in a cook
ing match and a Miss Eadcliff the sec
ond. . :
Tho twin calamities of Chicago and
Boston have endeared the cities to each
other more than long. lustrums unbroken
prosperity. . '
In Turkestan, a traveler relates-, if the "
husband of any woman go away upon a
journey and remain away for more than
twenty days, as soon as that time is past
the woman may marry another man, and'
the husband also may then marry whom
he pleases.
A man once went to a lawyer's office
and told the legal gentleman that he '
had been insulted by a man who told .
him to go to , and desired to know
what ho should do. Che lawyer suavely 1
said : " I wouldn't advise you to go ; the
law doesn't compel you."
To color furs black or brown, take ten
grains of gallio acid, ten of tincture of
iron, And one oz.of acetic acid. ; Dissolve
the gallic acid in the tincture of iron,
add , the acetic acid, and apply with '
fine comb. If black is desired the furs '
must be moist, not wet j if brown, thay
must be dry.
Nearly all the submarine cables hith- ,
ei to laid having been made in England,
it is gratifying to learn that one, for the .
first time, has been manufactured in San
Francisco. It is intended for the Gov-,
ernment of British Columbia, and is to '
he laid across Bosario Straits, connecting .
Victoria with the main land.
A woman in Springfield had her face
spoiled the other day by an umbrella.
One of those old nuisances who perain- ;
bulate the streets with a vicious looking
weapon of that kincirojecting backward
from under the left arm, suddenly stopped
in front of her, her face came in contact ,
with the ugly point, and was seriously ,
damaged. '
M. Carn, a Frenchman, who has made -'
investigation into the breaking of iron ,
rails during frosty weather, considers
tbat good iron is not affected bv frost.
but' that poor iron does suffer loss of '
strength. He holds, however, that the
extreme rigidity of the earth beneath
the rails iii cold weather offers a better
explanation of breaks than tho effect of
mere frost upon iron.
In purchasing furs, a sura test of what
dealers call a " prime " fur is tho length
and density of the down next the skin.
This can be readily determined by blow
ing a brisk current of air from the mouth
against the " set of the fur." If the
fibre opens readily, exposing the skin to
tho view, reject the article ; but if the
down is so dense tkat the breath cannot
penetrate it, or at most Bhows but a
small portion of skin, the article may be
Mrs. Fair is determined to keep her
self before the public ns long as possible.
A few days ago she made a very demon
strative demand on the Clerk of the
Court in San Francisco for the pistol '
which had been a witness against her on
her trial. It was the implement with
which she slew Mr. Crittenden, and she
probably wishes to koep it as a precious
souvenir of that exploit. She may also
have further use for it in the future. It
has been given vip to her, and the mar
ried men of San Francisco would do well
to be on their guard.
The soldiers of Floyd county, Ga.. are
to have a reunion soon, and the Commer
cial says, eloquently, upon this subject :
" It is believed that out ot twenty-one
companies who entered service from this
county there are now near 400 surviving
residents. Of these 400 every one has a
tale of service and suffering to tell.
What a gathering it would bo if thev
were all bivouacked around old-fashioned
camp-fires for a night, what smiles, what
tears, what jokes, what epitaphs, what
hair-breadth escapes, what glorious vic
tories, what various memories would be
revived and rehearsed !"
A writer in the Pall Mall Gazette advo
cates the substitution of a galvanic bat
tery as a means of punishing criminals,
in place of the bungling and barbarous
" cat." This civilized gentleman profers
the battery, because, while a current
may be caused to run through the human
frame suffieiently strong to "resemble
the breaking of bones " or to " simulate
the touch of hot iron," the person under-.
going such punishment could be liber
ated from it at a moment's warning, and
all pain would instantly disappear, leav-
ing no " lacerated uesn, or " livid
weals " to shock the feelings of the hu
manitarian. Never fill a stove more than half or
two-thirds full of coal, even in the cold
est weather. When the fire is low, never
shake the grate er disturb the ashes, but
add from ten to fifteen small lumps of
ooal and set the draft open. When these
are heated through, andomewhat ig
nited, add the amount necessary for a
new fire, but do not disturb the ashes
yet. Let the draft be open half an hour.
Now shake out the ashes. The coal will
be thoroughly ignited, and will keep the
stove at a high heat from bix to twelve
hours, according to the coldness of the
weather. In very cold weather, after
the tire is made, add coal every hour.
A recently employed local editor on
an Indianapolis paper was annoyed by a "
seedy-looking fellow who sat by the
steve one cold night last week and warm
ed himself. See here, old fellow," said
he, finally, "hadn't you better go home j"'
The "old fellow" glared at him, but said
nothing.- After a few minutes the edi
tor took the old fellow by the shoulders
t lead him out, remarking that it wag
no place for loafers. " See here, young
man," roared the old fellow, " you evi
dently don't know yho you're taking to.
My name is , and I am one of the
proprietors of thig paper." The aston
ished editor plunged headlong into a
gimlet hole.
Few articles of food are so readily at
tainable, so attractive in appearance, and
so quickly cooked, aa omelets. A good
and economical omelet is made with four
eggg well beaten and added to one cup
of milk, into which hag been stirred one
tablespoonful of powdered cracker and
one small teaspoonful of flour. Stir the
mixture well together just before pour
ing it on the well-buttered griddle, which
should not be too hot, lest the omelet
should have a strong flavor of scorched
butter. Turn it, as soon as it begins to
"set" around the edge, .with a wide
bladed knife, fold it over once, and then
again, and at once lift the griddle and
tura the omelet upon a warm plate. It

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