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The Elk County advocate. [volume] (Ridgway, Pa.) 1868-1883, May 02, 1878, Image 4

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In view of the careful tfstorr of the
case of Richard Schweitzer, of Melrose,
made by Dr. Kretschmar, Buys the New
York Herald, and in view of the physi
cian's positive declaration that the case
wan one of hydrophobia, .considerable
surprise was oooaeioned by'the result of
the post-mortem examination, Dr. Mso
Whinnie, who made this- examination,
deolared that the immediatecause of the
death was not hydrophobiabnt asphyx
ia, and the Opinion of Mr, Henry Bergh.
and that' of Dr. William A. Hammond
was asked for on the bearing of Schweit
zer's ease on the much vexed question of
hydrophobia. '
In the post-mortem examination ' a
small fibrinous elot was found in the left
ventricle that indicated that death was
dne to protracted causes, not to sudden
violence. Bits of the egg eaten by the
boy shortly before his death were found
in the right bronchus and in the right
lung.- Dr. MacWhinnie, therefore, de
clared that death -was-caused by
asphyxia, caused by the impaction of
pieces of egg in his lung and bronchus.
Mr. Bergh, being asked, said that he
was firm in has disbelief in the existence
of suoh a disease as hydrophobia. He
made a distinction between a mad dog
and a hydrophobic one. ; He said he
was frequently mod himself, but it by
no means followed that he had the hy
drophobia. So a dog might be madden
ed by ill-treatment: He might be wor
ried into madness, but he was not neces
sarily hydrophobic. He thought the
principal tronble in the dog question
came from its treatment by politicians,
who were nnt competent to deal with it.
He had offered years ago to manage the
whole matter if the city would only pro
vide a house and a keeper. The Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals
would send men around daily and "scoop
up" the stray dogs without charging
the city for the service.
" Then do you believe in killing these
dogs t" he was asked.
"I must confess," said Mr. Bergh,
" that the unfortunate animals wonld be
better off dead than alive, and it is not
right that they should run at large,
alarming the community. But I do ob
ject to the treatment they receive now."
" Do you not consider," was the next
question, " that the bite of a dog mad
dened by worry or other means is more
dangerous than that of a dog unin
fluenced in that way ?"
"Why certainly it is," said Mr.
Bergh, and he told a story of a woman
suckling a child while she was in a fit of
rage and of the consequent death of the
child.
Dr. William A. Hammond, on the
other hand, declared, after reading Dr.
Kretschmar's . history of Richard
Schweitzer's case and the account of the
post-mortem examination, that it was
unquestionably a case of hydrophobia.
" I thought it was not genuine hydro
phobia," said he, "when I read the first
accounts because they spoke of the
child barking like a dog. In psuedo
hydrophobia, which is a hysterical disease,-
superinduced by the imagination,
patients often do this, bnt not in genu
ine hydrophobia. As to the child dying
by choking, the choking was a symptom
of the hydrophobia. Dr. Kretschmar's
history of the case is an excellent one
and leaves no doubt as to its nature,
One of the strongest proofs of it is the
abnormal temperature. In the real hy
drophobia the temperature is always
high: ranging from 105 to 110. In the
false disease it is never raised, but al
ways remains normal. "
"I would be in favor of leaving the
whole question of handling the dogs to
Mr. Bergh's society," said he, in reply
to further questions; " for it has done a
deal of good, and would unquestionably
deal with the dogs in the best way; but
Mr. Bergh is doing a great mischief by
Eromulgating his disbelief in hydropho
ia, in spite of the fact that all the au
thorities assert its existence, it was
formerly denied that there was suoh a
disease, but no authority denies it now.
And just so for as people are led by Mr.
Bergh to disbelieve in the disease, just
so far will they be inclined to neglect
the proper measures of precaution when
they are bitten.
"It is a serious fact," he said further,
"that no one has ever lived after liv-
drophobia has been developed in his
system. There is no cure for the disease
known, though it may be prevented by
prompt measures taken after the bite
has been inflicted. Excision is probably
the best of all prophylactics, and should
be performed as soon as possible. The
operation should not be done with a
niggardly hand, but every part with
which the teeth of the animal have come
in contact should be removed, as well as
the tissue into which the poison may
have become infiltrated. Cauterization
may be performed instead of excision,
and i preferred by some practitioners.
Mr. Youatt, of England, used it with
over four hundred persons bitten by
rabid animals, and never unsuccessfully.
He preferred the nitrate of silver, but
others have used the actual cautery,
caustic alkalies. 1 1 have performed ex
cision in eleven cases ana cauterization
seven times, four with the nitrate of
silver and three with the actual cautery,
and always successfully."
As to the treatment with strychnia
whioh Dr. Koetschmer employed, Dr.
Hammond said that he did not believe
in it, but would not condemn it, because
in a disease whioh had never been cured
a physician was justified in doing any
thing which he might fancy would do
good.
The Uses of the Phonograph.
It would be indeed difficult to set a
limit to the uses to which this wonderful
instrument can be put. The discovery
of electricity gave the world first a curi
osity, then a subject for careful scientific
investigation, and finally an agent that
must be regarded as one of the most
powerful at the disposal of man. Who
can say to what the phonograph and like
inventions may bring us f Investigations
of the effect of the electric current on
metals led to the discovery of the mag
netic coil and of the telephone. , The lat
ter most certainly led to the phonograph,
and now the inventor -of the phonograph
has porfeoted the telephone so that an
utterance scarcely louder than a whisper
can be heard through one thousand
miles of wire. More curious still ia this
combination. The writer has heard the
phonograph speak through the telephone
nvAr hnnilKull ftf mil ah r9 vim With
perfected instrumeats it is, therefore, pos
sible that a speech delivered to-day by
one of the orators of the oourta or Con
gress can be repeated fifty years henoe
simultaneously in a thousand towns and
cities in the United States, word for
word, tone for tone, as it was uttered by
one who had long passed away. Thus
the greatest sentiments, the holiest les
sons, the wisest counsels can be preserv
ed in the very tones in which they were
first expressed, and an unbroKen chain
of familiar sounds made to bind the pre
sent days with those of the ages to
come. New York Herald,
. Dsllle' pall. , , tJ i ,.
fThe following versa were, written bv a lit
tle Sonth Boston girl sight years of age. So$
ton zrawier.i ', . ,
( dwuuj yuuiug o or use ui . ,
Jmt for little Dollle's take, . i . ,
1 Williet .with the oars In hand, I '
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j Soon will roach the pleasant land;
; toiaVe,b!r it soft ai silk; . ,
! DoMe'ifaoa U white as mBk;.-i.
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In :
I Dollle'i eyes are bine as the sky f
. Dollle'i forehead Is fair and hio-h.'"
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DolUVs dress la oembriofinei
Dollie's bows are not like mloei ., .
I Dollie's shawl to black and white, . ' "
! And she's drawn It round her tight- '
', Bo Doilie Ukei her famous sail. ;, ..
1 In her little boat so frail,. .1 . ! .
I And thus the reached the nearest land,
j Bringing home a pail of sand. " ' :i
Little Bsinch.
Everybody called her Bunch, although
her real name was Marion. I suppose
some one gave her the name because she
was so short and fat. She was scarcely
four years old, and I would not have al
lowed her in the school if she had been
muoh trouble.' She really -was a little
bunch of goodness and smiles. Her
mother was a very hard working woman,
and was glad enough to pay fourteen
cents per week to have her little : girl
taken care of every morning, even if she
did not learn much.
I taught; her the letters, but that was
about all.' She had been in the habit
of taking a nap every day, and I noticed
each morning, about half past ten, her
eyes would begin to grow heavy and her
head would bob about, and one day she
almost tumbled from her chair. I was
sorry for her, and, tilling some shawls
and rolling them for a pillow, I wonld
place her near me on a small settee and
she would sleep, sometimes an hour.
She was very pretty, and the scholars
called her "Beauty Bunoh," and
" Sleepy Bunch," and she answered to
both loving little names.
One day after I had put her to bed,
she seemed very restless and almost
ready to cry.
" What is the trouble, Bunch ?" ask
ed I.
" I's so lonely. I do wish I had my
dolly," said she. "Mamma always
dives it to me when I have a nap,"
The children began to laugh at this,
but shaking my head at them, I told
her not to cry and I would make her
one. So I pinned up a handkerchief for
a white face and put a shawl about it
for a dress, just as I had remembered
seeing my mother do, and taking it to
her, said :
"Little Bunch, here is a nioe dolly."
She opened her eyes wide and looking
at it steadily said :
"Bunch doesn't want it. 'Tisn't
pretty a bit."
I thought for a moment what I oould
do to get my baby asleep, and then cut
from some paper an animal and said:
"Well, here is a little rabbit that
wants to be cuddled to sleep. "
I knew she was ' fond of rabbits and
thought she would be pleased ; ' but,
looking very much astonished she said:
" That a rabbit 1 He isn't white, and
he looks awful hungwy." .
A happy idea struck me ; I had some
small white beans which I used to teach
the little ones to count with, and taking
a handful said :
" I think he is hungry ; and you are
such a kmd little girl J. am sure you will
feed these to Bunny, and then you can
both go to sleep."
The dear little girl said :
" Well, I dess I will. ' I's sorry for
him. .
Soon she was fast asleep with the
brown Bunny close by her neck. It
was a sweet little picture, and I was glad
I had made her happy.
I returned to my lessons, but in less
than half an hour we were startled by a
little scream from Bunch, who, with a
frightened look, cried out :
"I dont want Bunny, lie spit in
my eyes."
" Spit in your eyes. Why. my little
girl, you know better. It's only paper,"
I replied. . -.
" But he did, and I want him put on
your desk.
I placed Bunny on the desk and won
dered if the child had been dreaming,
or if she was going to be sick. Scarcely
had I turned my back when she called
again:
" O, do come twiok and see what is on
mv cheek I
I hurried to the child and sure enough,
stuck fast on her fat rosy cheek was
large spitball. I took it off and quieted
her. Then, turning to the scholars, I
asked each one separately if they had
thrown it ; every one said " no." Of
course I knew some one had told a lie,
and I tried to think how to find out the
firniltv one.
My class had increased to thirteen,
but only three of the number were boys.
One was very quiet; the other two had
to be watched pretty closely. Both
had been taken from the village school
and were boarding near to attend my
school. Edgar on acoount of ill health
Henry, a year younger, our minister's
son. was sent here because so much
complaint was made of him at the pub
lic school. He was a good-natured,
bright boy, but brim full of mischief,
was very fond of him however.
Now, as Edgar (did not like to study
and Henry was full of play, I made up
my mind it was one of the two who had.
disturbed little Bunch with the spitball
I said nothing more about it Uiat day,
The next I went out at recess, as was
often my custom, to have a good time
with the children.
They were having a grand time coast
ing, iienry did not see me immediate
ly, but Edgar came to me and said,
"Have a ride with me first. Miss
Dolly."
" I shall be happy to, if you told me
the truth yesterday," said I, watching
him closely.
His eyes quickly filled with tears as he
answered honestly :
" I did, every word. Please don'f
ask me any more ?
"No. I prefer every one to speak for
themselves. I will ride with you."
Down we went at fine speed. When
we reached the top of the hill Henry
was waiting, as I had expected, his face
all aglow.
"My turn nextl" cried he. "I've,
the best sled of the lot; beats 'em every
time I '
Looting t him, I said very quietly
' Harry, do you suppose I would like
to ride with a boy who would tell me a
lie!"
- He dropped his head and turned very
red in the face, then looked at me again
as if determined to deny it ; bnt before
he had a chance, I said : " Think before
vou sneak."
He did think : and, taking off his cap,
said manfully : " Miss Reed, you looked
the truth right out of me. I did throw
the spit-ball at Bunoh. and then I said
didn't. I'm very sorry. Will you for.
give me ?
1 could not help throwing my arm
.round him as I answered i Certainly,
Henry," I will forgive you? You were
very wrong to annoy Bunch, but that
was nothing compared to telling an un
truth, i You have been very brave now
to own it before the whole school ' and
remember, hereafter, whatever you do
in mischief, never to try to conceal it by
a lie, I will' take one ride with you,
and another with Edgar before I go in."
As I left them I heard Henry say ?
TViti'e aVtj. mat. a. fallow f Al niin
thought They whip iyou at '.the big
school when you cnt up, and we see
whioh will take it best without making
up a face. Bnt she, little Miss Dolly
I did not hear any more ; bnt I think
it was nothing unkind as we were firm
friends from that day. i
i Fashion Rotes.
Very wide belts are coming in vogue.
. Spanish lace scarfs are again worn
around the neck. ' "' '-
Several rows of lace appear on black
damasse parasols.' '- - -' K .
The favorite buttons for wash goods
are of porcelain. . . , ' L
Dotted muslins will be very fashion
able this summer.
Solid silver ornaments are taking the
place of silver filagree.
Instead of clasps, flowers are used to
fasten necklaces and bracelets.
Small gilt buttons are used for the
waistcoats of dressy black suits.
Belted habit basques will be much
worn this summer lor wash goods
dresses. . ... .. j ).:...
Steel springs are used in the place of
whalebones in the latest imported
dresses.
The new Spanish lace scarfs for the
neck are either black, white, or beige
oolored.
Jabots of lace appear down the front
of many handsome Nainsook morning
wrappers.
The latest novelty in belts are of wide
brocaded belting ribbon, fastened with
large mother of pearl buckles.
Wide brocaded belts, of many colors.
with brocaded ribbons to correspond,
are worn on many white muslin toilets.
Buttons of horn, jet, and rubber are
cheaper, more durable, and more fash
ionable than those of velvet or crochet.
The new brocatelle damasses of this
season are changeable, and frequently
show two or three different colors in
the effects produced in the weaving.
Russian laces, whioh are lighter than
Smyrna laces, are largely taking Jtheir
place particularly as a trimming for
summer morning and washing dresses
White muslin dresses for afternoon
wear , are made with long Princess
polonaises, with embroideries down
every seam, and trimmed with satin-
faced moire ribbons in several tones of
color.
The chip round hats have square
brims in front, turned up close and
high on the sides like English walking
hats, while the bacK is without any
brim, but is trimmed with loops or
with a drooping breadth of gauze.
Bonnets ' fit the ' head pleasantly
without being too large, the- crowns are
shaped to take in easily the puffs and
braids of hair that are now either on
the crown or just down the back of the
head, allowing the wearer to have high
coiffures on some days and low ones on
others. . .
A Howling Dervish.
A Gallicoli correspondent of the Lon
don Times writes : Rich in shrines and
monastio institutions, Gallipoli has been
from the early days of the Ottoman rule
in Europe a stronghold of the faith. It
shelters three: sects of dervishes: the
Bevs, the largest landed proprietors,
are mostly affiliated to one or other of
the orders; wealth and influence belong
here to Islam, and the rule of the high
priest of the howlers overrides that of
the appointed governor. An able, en
terprising, intriguing, money getting
fellow is this distinguished dervish.
though you would hardly think it to see
him with bowing head and eyes cast
down, pale and asoetio of aspect, in
green pelisse and turbaned colpack,
slowly pacing the streets on his high
bred horse, with an attendant holding
either stirrup. Still less would you
think it if you saw him in mosque on
Tuesday or Friday, howling like a ma
niac till he foams at the mouth and
drops exhausted. And yet this Hussam
iinenai is a Keen man of business, man
ages vast estates with great ability, and
conducts extensive commercial opera
tions in timber and agricultural produce
with success, lends money to small far
mers, has a large share in a steam flour
mill and bnsouit factory, and is one of
the largest contractors for army and
navy supplies. It is impossible to be
lieve that one of such practical mind as
Jlussam JSffendi should have faith in
the value, theologically speaking, of his
grotesque and painful ritual; but he
owes much of his influence to his repu
tation for holiness, which, won by con
stant and efficient howling, is as sub
stantial an item of bis large stock in
trade as the engine in the biscuit facto
ry. Hussars, Jaendrs steadfastness to
the rule of his order is thus by no
means irreconcilable with his keen pur
suit in this world s goods.
Russian Proverbs.
Praise not the crop until it is stacked,
Bread and salt humble even a robber.
Love, fire, and a congh cannot be
hid.
A full stomach is deaf to instruct
ion. ,
No bones are broken by a mother's
fist.
God is not in haste, but His aim is
sure.
A fox sleeps, but counts hens in his
dreams.
If you hunt two hares you will catch
neither.
Lies march on rotten legs ; who lies
will steal.
Truth is not drowned in water, nor
burned in fire.
Make friends with a bear, but keep
hold of the axe.
Dog, why do you bark ? To frighten
the wolves away.
Everything is bitter to him who has
gall in his mouth.
Whose bread and whose salt I eat,
his praises I sing.'
The wolf changes his hair every year,
but remains a won.
The wolf ackedthe goat to dinner
but the goat declined.
It is not necessary to plough and sow
fools they grow of themselves.
With uod go even over the sea
without Him not over the threshold.
A fool may throw a stone into a pond
it may take seven sages to pull it out.
Dog, why do you keep your tail
between your legs f I am afraid of the
wolf.
. , , A True Shark Story.
It mny not be generally known that in
that playful marine acrobat, the por
poise, the shark possesses an implacable
enemy that will permit no intrusion on
TJ . rt'i - ; l a .
ilb icmiiu grounds. J.ue wriver nrst
learned this fact, from two old and ex-1
perience4 fishermen when out on a fish
ing excursion, one lovely August day,
off Squan Beach, New Jersey. It came
out in the oourse of a story, whioh is
here given as it was told in the boat -
The fishermen were serious and quiet
men, watchful and ready; and I notioed
that they not only used no profane ex
pressions themselves, but appeared . to
be annoyed and distressed at the occa
sional strong expletives that escaped me
under . the exasperating excitement of
losing a fine fish from the hook after
hauling it to the surface. Somewhat
urpnsed at demeanor I had not been
accustomed to in "toilers of theses,"
I asked them at last if any thing was the
matter. They replied, very respectful
ly,! that being religious menf they, felt
pained by any thing approaching the sin
of 'profanity, and that if I would listen
they would tell me the story of their re
markable deliverance from death, which
resulted in their conversion. It was as
follows:
Some ten Years- Kan we were hard
drinkers, swearers, wild surf-men, and
nsnermen. we never entered a church,
and cared neither for God nor Satan.' '
On a fine Sundav morning in August.
1867, we started at daylight for this very
reef of rocks. ' With plenty of bait, we
looked for four or five hundred-weight of
sea-bass, flounders and blaokfish. At
first we pulled them up as fast as our
lins touched bottom; then we had not a
single bite. Surprised, we stood up and
looked around, preparatory to changing
our ground. To our astonishment the
water was alive with sharks. s We com
menced pulling np our anchor, when a
savage fish rushed to the bow of the
boat and bit the rope in two. Then we
hoisted sail, but the moment we put the
steering oar in the water several sharks
began biting it in pieoes. So we were
compelled to take in sail, and drift. We
were in the midst of a school of sharks
two miles long and half a mile broad.
They were of all sizes, from six feet long
to twelve or lourteen. They swarmed
around our boat and dashed it one-third
full of water with their toils. We had to
bail, one with his hat and the other with
the bait pail. Every moment some big
fellow would put his nose almost on our
gunwale, while his yellow tiger eye
glared ferociously at out pale faces. Oue
shark dashed at the boat and seized one
of the side planks, and almost shook us
out of our seats. ortunately his teeth
broke off, and away he went with a bleed
ing jaw. In a moment he was torn in
pieces and devoured. Then the school
turned toward us again.
"We ware in despair, and never ex
pected to see shore. We could not sail,
we could not row, and were drifting out
to sea. finally, (jharley said: Bui, we
are in an awful muss. Let us see if God
will help us.' We knelt down, and
prayed for help, confessed our sins, and
promised amendment and repentance,
We had hardly finished before we saw a
great school of porpoises. They hurled
themselves out of the water, jumping
twenty feet at a bsund. Soon we were in
the midst of them. The sharks started out
to sea, but the porpoises were too quiok.
They bit and tore the sharks fearfully,
Sometimes three porpoises would have
hold of one shark. Then they jumped
out of the water and fell heavily on these
tigers of the ocean. The fight continued
for miles, and we were saved. We row
ed safely to shore, and became professors
of religion: gave un drinking, swearing
and all vices. We have great respect for
porpoises, and believe that if they were
not so plentiful, New Jersey shore would
swarm with sharks, and then good-by to
fishing and bathing."
A Deaf lute Prodigy.
The Aew Dominion Monthly says
We will conclude this article by men
tioning one instance of the extraordinary
intellectual calibre of a congenial deaf-
mute a prodigy which has never been
in print before. Some years ago i
benevolent gentleman found a red-head'
ed, ragged, little, . deaf-mute in the
streets of Glasgow, and took him to the
school for deaf-mutes in that city. He
showed extraordinary intelligence, and
the gentleman thought he was a rough
diamond, but capable of being highly
polished by education and training.
During the first session at school the
boy shot ahead of every other pupil, and
there were then more than a hundred,
many of them having, been there seven
or eight years. The rapidity with whioh
he learned was amazing; indeed; his
memory was so retentive that what he
once read he never forgot.
Such was the culibre of his mind that
nothing was '.too difficult fortius compre
hension. He read books on mathe
matics, methaphysios and the like
whether thev were printed in English.
foreign or dead languages, which he
also read with ease. When school was
over he would rush to the library, take
out a lot of books under bis arms, and
make his wav to' the nearest fire to read
them, while his schoolmates directed
their steps to the plav-ground. Such
was the foroe of habit that he would sit
near the fire even during summer while
ne studied, no wonder, witn a mind so
well stored with knowledge, he was a
capital story-teller, and he never used
signs since the4ay he oould spell on his
fingers. He was appointed an assistant
teacher at the school, but he found the
task too irksome, and he left the institu
tion to become a common laborer in or
der to make monev more rapidly to pur
chase books, and neglected his bodily
wants.
His books increased in number very
fast, and .they formed his table, chair
and bed. bv being piled one upon an
other in his lodgings. Tbey were his
only articles of furniture. The extraor
dinary learning of this deaf and dumb
laborer attracted the attention of many
gentlemen and his employers, who
thought that he was not in his proper
sphere. They determined to give him
better position, so that his fund (
knowledge might be put to some use.
They visited his lodgings for this pur
pose one day when he was not at his
work, and found him dead on his bed of
books, having literally starved his body
to death to feed his hungry mind. He
had everything ready for writing a book,
which he said would astonish the world.
There were several reams of paper and
large bottle of ink, showing that he fully
intended to enter upon the work, but
there was no indication of what work it
would be. His stock of books were
printed in several languages of the high
est kind of literature. He was sixteen
or eighteen years old when be died. He
had a florid oounteninoe, red hair, green
ish eyes, inclining to blue, which gave
mm a peculiar expression.
Said young doctor to a lady patient
"You must take exercise for your health
my dear," " All right," said she; 111
jump ' at the first offer." They were
married about six months afterwards.
.: ( , , TJie Seven Sleep era. tl .
A ladv in Bronklvn asks ns what were
the names of the " Seven Sleepers " and
where she will find their strange story
recited. The legend is attached to a
frotto on the southeast side of Mount
rion, which is a plaoe of pilgrimage
not only with Christians, but with Mos
lems. ,,It is a deep cave filled with sta
lactites. The Christian tradition is that
seven noble youths of Ephesus, named
Malchus, Maximilian, Martinian, John,
Serapion; Dionysius and ' Constantino,
being Christians, and as suoh threatened
with death under Emperor Diocletian
(A. D. 238-80), fled from the city with
their dog to this cave, and there falling
asleep, woke not for 230 years whioh,
on their waking, were to them as a watch
in the night. They ventured down to
Jphesus, where to their amazement,
they found the cross everywhere in
honor, new ooinage in the shops,
new costumes lu the streets, new faces,
and a new tongue. Thus displaced and
mistimed they soon diedand their bod
ies were - taken to. Marseilles where a
huge stone oofun ia still shown as con
taining their remains, in : the church, of
St; Victor, the oldest church in the city,
and once a Benedictine convent whioh
dates as to its earliest 'parts from the
eleventh century. . Mahomet believed
in the story and has embodied it in the
Koran, where it is told in " the Chapter
of the Cave." The Turkish names of
the seven sleepers are Jemlika, Meshi
lina, Mislina, Mernoos, Debberaoos,
Shazzernoos and Kephestetjoos. Their
dog, named Ketmeha, is held in equal
honor with themselves.
All these names the Turks think of
good omen. They put them on build
ings by way of fire insurance, and on
swords to prevent their breaking. Ket
meha has a place in Mahomet's para
dise, and at the bazaar in Ayasolook, on
me site or Jphesus, you can now buy
talismans engraved with his name and
the names of his masters. The oentral
idea of the legend is of all ages, from
that of Diogene Laertius, who incarnat
ed it in the tale of Epimonides of Crete,
to that of Washington Irving, who em
bodied it in the story of Rip Van Winkle.
une oi its most poetio forms is that of
the legend of the monk Felix so grace
fully put in verse by Longfellow.
New York World. .
An Imperial Simrod.
The Cologne Gazelle in one of its last
numbers contains a curious summary of
the achievements of the German Em
peror in the hunting field. It seems
that since the year 1819, when, at ti
age of twonty-two, the Emperor, then
Prince William of Prussia, began hunt
ing, he Kept a tchtestltste (shooting
list), in which he entered an accurate
account of the bead of game killed by
his own hand. The list, a formidable
one, commences with a bison or aurochs.
a now almost extinct animal, killed in
lsb9, when hnnting in the extensive do
mains of the Jfrince of Fiesz. Next
comes two bears, three wolves, 779 large
and bz) small boars, eleven chamois,
230 stags, 278 red deer. 845 fallow deer,
and 145 does. Of smaller games his
Majesty killed 2,908 hares, thirty-three
rabbits, thirty-nine foxes, eleven bad
gers, 910 pheasants and 162 partridges.
The total number of head of game fall
ing under the gun of the German Em
peror from the commencement of 1819
till the en-1 of 1877 sums up 6,996, or
roundly 7,000, being at the rate of about
I'M per annum. His Majesty s long ca
reer as a sportsman, extending over very
nearly three soore years, passed not en
tirely without accidents. The most
serious of these was one that happened
on the 16th of December, 1819, when
Prince William, in the act of loading
his gun, while hunting with Herr von
Wulknitz at Iianken, received a shot in
the right hand, which necessitated the
amputation of the greater part of the
fore nnger. The spot where this acci
dent happened is marked by three trees,
planted in metnortam.
The Sex.
The other day a slippery-elm sort of
a younj man wasted half au hour in
a Detroit gallery in trying to beat down
the price of a tintvoe. and paid the reg
ular price at last only after an agreement
that his ears should be taken as small as
possible, and that his lock of mustache
should be supplied by the brush of the
operator, when the negative was hand
ed him he was a mind to order five hun
drt-nl copies at once, but prndenoe pre
vailed, and he carefully slid up to an
old woman who was washing the front
windows and asked:
"Does that 'ere look like a statesman
or only like a common plug of a fel
low
' Beautiful beautiful 1 she whisp
ered as she closely scanned the picture,
" That settles that," he said as he
turned to the operator. "The sex is
the sex the world over. She's only an
old scrub-woman, but her heart s locat
ed under the same rib that a gal s is,
Where she sees tone in a pictur' a gal
will go into raptures over it. Go ahead
and cast me a hull dozen 1
Earrings. .
The Roman ladies of olden times used
earrings of pearls and precious stones,
and not unfreqnently, like some of the
North Aiueriean Indians, they had three
or fonr of these ornaments pendant to
each ear, which, unlike the Indian trin
kets of the present day at least, were of
immense value. The Moors of Africa
were also noted for the use of the same
ornaments. Many of the busts of
the heathen gods have been found
to have earrings, or holes pierced
in the ears for that purpose. Some in
vestigators of antiquity nave considered
this to be characteristic of the busts of
divinities, but this opinion does not ap
pear to be well founded, as there are
many well known statues of mortals
which have the ears pierced. The fine
bust of Oaracalla, in the Villa Borghese,
which is affixed to a statue of Hercules,
has only the right ear pierced.
An x-01d Maid's Advice.
But such marriages as mine are not to
be ezpeoted or even hoped for. It mrst
be exceedingly rare for a woman of forty
years old to meet a man whose age,
taste, habits and position make their
marriage a promise of happiness to both.
Such a marriage is to be gratefully re
ioioed over if it comes, but it is possible
to be happy and useful without it. What
I mean to impress on the girls, when I
write to them, is that they should make
themselves able to stand alone, I'll
quote Margaret Fuller's words on tha
subject to them. . With self-support
possible, unhappy marriages will be
prevented, a happy single life will be
made possible, and a happy marriage
will be more probable. Couoiso ilireo
tions f If I gave any Uiey would be
like this : -
' 1. Don't waste any time waiting for
him." "
' 2. Don't spend quite as much as you
earn.
8. To nrevent narrowness, master
some branch of knowledge not connected
with your occupation.
4. To keep your heart warm, love
somebody's children. If possible con
nect yourself with their care or educa
tion. 6. When married women confide their
troubles to you and strange to ' say
they will do it much oftener than they
confide them to each other don't let it
give yen a dark view of married life or
of masculine human nature. ' 1 ' '
How strancrelv iov and sorrow are
interwoven in this world. Pain chases
pleasure like a ehampion pedestrian,
and the sweet tears shed by the maple
tree in spring time, crystallized into
sugar, will give an infant the stomach
ache equal to a doctor's bill of nine
dollars.
Mother!
ntathan!! ftlathrra ! ! t
D.a't
fail to croonrs Mrs. Winslow's Soothini Bvrnn
for all diseases inoident to the period of teeth
ing in children, it relieves tneomia from pain,
onres wind nulla, reamlates the bowels, and. by
giving relief and health to the ohllrt, gives rest to
tne.moUier. It is an old and well-tried remedy.
IVhr In It '
The truths of snifinnA and nropreanive thonsht
hare always been compelled to batter down the
bulwarks of prejudice and disbelief, or remain
forever unknown. Why is it that people are so
reluctant to reoeive facts that relate directly to
the phenomena of their existence. Astrono
mers, npon discovering a star, assign it a place
at Once, and it is forever fixed. The rule by
which a mathematical problem la once solved
becomes forever an axiom; bnt no matter how
olearly the principles whioh govern health and
sickness be demonstrated, some refuse to be
lieve. Dr. Pierce's Family Medicines, which
arenow so generally used, and deservedly pop
ular, were, m their early days, very reluctantly
received by the people. To-day, Dr. ?Pieree's
uoiaen medical uiscovery naa ontnvnax. tne
old time sarsaparillis, his Pellets are ia. general
nse in plaoe of the coarse, huge, dr&slic pills
formerly so mnch employed, while the sale of
his Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy and his Favor
ite Prescription are enormous. Where the skin
is sallow and covered with blotches and pim
ples, or where there are scrofulous swellings
and affeotions, a few bottles of his Golden Med
ical Discovery will effect an entire enre. If yon
feel dull, drowsy debilitated, have sallow color
of skin, or yellowish-brown spots on face
or body, frequent headache or dizziness, bad
taste in month, internal heat or chills alter
nated with hot flushes, low spirits and gloomy
forebodings, irregular appetite, and tongue
coated, yon are suffering from Torpid Liver or
"Biliousness." In many cases of "Liver Com
plaint" only part of these symptoms are ex
perienced, as a remedy Tor an sncn cases, vt.
Fierce s Golden Medical Discovery, has no
equal, as it efforts perfect cares, leaving the
liver strengthened and healthy. Debilitated
females who have nndergene au tne tortures or
canstio and the knife, and yet suffer with those
pecnliar drageing-down sensations and weak
nesses, can have guaranteed to them prompt
and positive relief by nsing w. neroe s Favor
ite Prescription; while constipation and torpid
liver or "biliousness" are promptly relieved
by the Pleasant Purgative Fellets. Sold by
ail aruggist..
It Von TIftvn N.Tr
Used Doolev's Yeast Powder, Ret a paokaee the
next time vou bay Damns powder and test it.
After a few trials we are confident vou will
give it the preference over all others. It is ab
solutely pore; every package is strictly tun
waignt, ana it never tails in maKing roils,
bread, biscuits, cake, com spread, wames, ntnf-
nns, and all similar articles, delioiously light.
gooa, ana wnoiesome.
CHEW
The Celebrated
"Matchless"
Wood Tag Plug
Tobaooo.
Tub Pioneib Tobaooo Company,
New York. Boston, and Chicago
Wobth Knowwo. One thirty-five cent bot
tle of Johnson's Anodyne Liniment will effec
tually enre bronohitis, inflammatory sore
throat, sore lungs, bleeding at the limes.
chronic hoarseness, hacking cough, whooping
cough and lame stomacn.
How to Make Money. Twenty five cents
worth of Sheridan's Cavalrv Condntion Pow
ders, fed out sparingly to a coop oi niteen
hens, will increase the product of eggs more
than one dollar in value in tmrty days.
"A Farmer's Son or Daughter." See Adv't.
The Greatest Dlanovery mt the Ace is Di
Tobiaa' oelebratad Venetian Liniment I SO years before I
the pnblio, and warranted to oure" Diarrhea, Dysentery,
Oolio, and spasms, taken Internally ; and Group, Ohronio
Rheumatism, Sore Throats, OuU, Brui.es, Old Sores.
and Pains In tha Limbs, Baok and Chert, externally
It has neyer failed. No family will arer ba without it
after onoa siring it a fair trial. Pnoe 40 eents. Dr.
TOBIAS' VRNKTIAN HORSB LINIMENT, in Pint
Bottle., at One Dollar, is warranted superior to any
other, or NO PAY, for the oure of Oolio, Outa, Brniaea,
Old Bore., eto. Bold by all Druggists. Depot 10 Park
Place. New York.
The Markets,
aiw toss.
Bsef Cattle Nittre OWa 10
Teias and Cherokee.... W& 08
Milch Oowa 40 00 ($70 00
nom Live 08( 06
Dressed.- 0Xa 04 X
Sheep 08 (4 OS
Lamha 07 (A OK
Ootton Middling 0Xa 10X
Flour Western Good to Oholoe.... 6 65 (4 7 76
State Good to Oholoe I 80 1 76
Buckwheat per owt. ...... ..,. 1 IS 9 160
Wheat Rod Weatern 1 80 a 1 84
No. 3 Milwaukee 1 28.(4 1 17
Rye State It 74
Barley State 62
Barley Malt 66
Buckwheat 80
Oats Mixed Western 14
Corn Mixed Western...... (0
Hay, per owt 70
Btraw per owt..... 48
Hops 76's 01 aoa ......776 10
e
86
M
60
80
60
a
a
a
a
10
Pork Mess 10 96 tie 10 6n
lard City steam 07jfti OHM
Fish Mackerel, Mo. 1, new 17 00 (418 00
Mo. 3. new 9 60 (410 00
Dry Ood. per ewt. 6 00 (4 6 62W
Herri uk, Scaled, per box 17 a 1st)
Petroleum Crude 08t(409'g Brtned, llj
wool I'anrornia rieece au m 20
Texas ' 13 (4
Australian " 40 9
State XX 41 (4
Batter State . 36 9
Western Oholoe 18 9
. Western Good to Prime,... 86 9
Western Firkins 13 a
Cheese State Factory 18X(4
Slate Skimmed C8 (4
M
ei
44
87
31
tl
18
14
neaiera
E'g State and Pennsylvania
11
. ntisvAui.
Flonr...... 6 00
Wheat No. 1 Milwaukee 1 86
Corn Mixed...... 48
O 8(0
a 141
4 49
Oats 0
Rye T4
Barley 75
Barley Malt.... 80
ss
78
a
81
rHlLJLDKLPULA
Bee Cattle Extra
0W
06 W
Sheep.
nogs Dressed ,
16
Flonr Pennsylvania Extra.. .... S 11
a (is
Wheat Bed Western..... 1 M
Rye 69
Corn Yellow..... (1
a 1 13K
a 70
a
1
Mixed (1
a
61
8JX
Petroleum Ornde BeSned,
Wool Colorado. .
17
18
is
88
10
iia
Oalltorala..
10
BeefOattle 08
Bheep..., , 08
Hog 06
Floor Wisconsin and Minnesota... ( M
Corn Mixed......,,. 66
Oate " 88
noaror.
08
04
a Tie
vot(
a
Wool Ohio and PenttsylTania XX... 88 a
California..... , It a
BBiaHTOH, Mass,
Beef Cattle... oV
Hheep. 08 a
Lambs. 07 a
Bogs ffix4
WATBBxowa, suae.
88
07X
oM
10
08
Beet Cattle Poor to Oholoe. 4 60 a 8 80
9aeep 7 00 a 7 00
Lsmns .... van a 78
Bnowa-1 BauMOHiai. Tboohxs. for eonah. and eolda.
7
A DAY to Atonte eaanaaingjo the Plreelde
V laitvr. erraa .no uutnt rrae. A4dret
. P. O. VIOKERY. Alienate. M.I, e.
BABBITT'S TOILET SfttP.
Uartvs) 4f fr ih
TerTe t am M
Ne l tttBtsl
mm mm
Ucf Jv
oa earn
2f
tba tnMiiTacttuer al
!H ft AmJMtt'a
, Amp im fwmxl4
Utliel
la
isias The FINEST TOILET OAP f. the WaU.
aita mow oas-ri to tarn
tat l
It UrtM tttfMllBlt mm t tw sMgaMMn.
In thm Nuns
Worlti tM) UuJlUCOl to vuy O.I
ajtfn.pl box, OUdtaVlDIDJ. I cavkn of
For us
try it has, No Equal. '
'.her ud fuitly Inrnnil, .rtiaa
am. ease, M.I kmo aaj aaV
a;ai fie rclpl ot it wnU. AdtlraM
riT-rwre BKVOt.ntRS". ph iJst tn. Mrf
jint WanKirn Qua Work., Plttahnrg, P.
ORGAJIS
null Dries Ooolv . PlAlOS
rwtti pno
bargains.
wt.il prlM 9iy onjr IS- O i
B.A II I, IT HUlu. tvu, .
ASnn A Blentli. AkM wanted. 88 bait fm
Jpf arUolM In Ihn world. On. sampl fraa.
P)aJU Addr jA Y BBOWWW, UBlroit, Mich.
jll.n flyr, Agmtswsnted ei j wlieie. Bne
C?JHI II lD.tHctlvlPRlllmate.Prtlcnlarsfree
aJfcaJlJUAadreMj.WoarMaiCo. Bt.Lonla.Mn,
dfrA f A das mi ba mad. m a Portabla Soda ronn
f uno, m .no.
Kan lH.. tftft. S4A. Mo. and SH0. oomDletaf
Send foromtalosna to Ohafmaw Oo.. Madison, lnd.
CLOCKS I
IM3KAHAJM CO.'.
parlor In dfnlira. Not aqnalaS
qaallt-r, or as tim.keepara.
V wm inhiW for them.
Anc7-8 Oortlandt St.. W. Y.
$10 to $25
A DAT SITTRK nada bf
Affaota Hllmf ourOhromoa
Crayon., Ptotar and Cbra
no Oarda. I8A aamptns
wortli IS 5. aan. . poa-natt
for 85 Osnta. Ulnntrat.S
Uatalotna frtw. J. II. HUFFOKD'tJ HWNBs
Huston. K.Ubllhd 1880.1
W k TW'T' TTa-A GOOD MAH-Toroprwon
V V All JL Mlif tha Ameriean I.tprwr
Uolonljl.t of Oo-oporatira lfawvpiipar., and oanra.a
for adrartiMmant. in un. comity, t o a propar pmw.
will allow a liberal potnratMion. and advanoa a regular
weekly p.yment on acoonnt. Aaareu, witn reference,
BKALH A FOSTER, General Agents America Wews
pper Union, Wo. IP Bprnce Street, New York.
'HOSPHD'NuTRITINc.
The beat vltallilng Tonlo, .
.Relieving Mental and Physical I
PROSTRATION,
rirBRVousirass, sbbiutt,
rXKALH WIAKNleS,
'And U Impairments of Bnua
and Karra Syatam.
Ptentila. Depot, a PUtt St., a. T.
BERT nniM AT LOWEST PRICES.
Illut. Vatalogu d ZexXwre. 3 Jiookn, NHo. ,
Oicvlam Fsss. Outsits Wantsd.
more sireicit oibimt. j xbeo. iiarback.
iTw-Ton.a MniioUn. 1 809 uotrtst., fn"a a, i-e. .
American Newspaper Directory
1878
APRIL EDITION NOW READ'S.
Bft pegea. Prloa SO eents. Free by mail. Contains
the names and circulation, of all newspapera, and a
Gazetteer of tba towns in whioh they are published. .
Address GEO. P. ROWEL,!. A- CO.. .
IU Wprnxe turret, wrw nr.,
HMY01 0WI1Y,
But always weigh on our Fire-Ton Wagon Scale, whioh
wa deliver, freight paid, tor 'S50. AU Iron and steel;
brass beam. No pay till tested. Free Lithograph and 1
Prloa List.
JONES OF BfNQH AMTQlf, Blnghamton, N. Y.
TRADR MARK. rjR BECKER'S
CELEBRATED
EYE BALSAM
IB A SURE CURB
f For IW FLAMED. WEAK EYES.
3?" STYES and SORE EYELIDS.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
TP DKPOT, 6 BOWERY.H. .
a i?wr nv mail von st.w
PIANOS & ORGANS i
AT FACTORY .
Prlcew. Great
ll.iturtln. fa
oloee out present etook of 5H New and eeoond faand
In.trnmente of Bre Hr.t-cla.. maker., fully warranted
ami atnrice. that DKFY OOMPKTITlON for tbis
class of In.trum.nt. AGKIS TN WANTKU av
W ATKKB' BUrilHIUK 11 ni.l, wnuAi.a I:
PIANON. llIURtr.tea ualeloguee Aiauna. nunavr.
WATKRS A SONS, M.nul.oturera and Dealer., 40
Rut 14th St., New York. A Inn General Agenta for
SHONINGERS Celebrated PREMIUM ORGANS.
Scientific News.
This It sn ft-nasa tlluntratd jnnnml of oonalar nnd
Dracrioal Science, carefully edited by S. H. WiIps. lat
of The Mint'JIr. American nnd Jonhua Rift", (he well
known practical et gineer ana mecoamo. iwmi
a rear. Upon the receipt of 50 cent we will send turn
paper jrt irora now tin me ena oi me year.
ddret,
M. 11. WAI.KM Ac. rON,
IO Horace Street. New York.
PATRNTH We aeoure Pi.ter.ta for new inrentions.
and sire adrtoe and a Pamphlet free. 1lb year.1 expo
rience. i FARMER, a Farmer's Son or Daughter,
tshinvordarnfornrs nf NCTXis HinriKiN HnRH
Hat Forks and Fixtures will, (in addition to the
profits.) receive FKKK a complete ri of N el lis Fork
and Pat-nt Conveyor, for deponitinjr Hy or (Straw in
iiiuw or vu bmsi'bv. a 1 an its mi 1 ra 11 uii 0110 1 1 n njr fsirrior. .
Pullevi ind Or add lea : Airt'l Ntoels. N-lii' (last Tool
8tel Oaatinirs, (Plow-Hlmres from thi toW can ba
weld pa , worjce.l into oniteis or edge a sai;i urnamen
tat Fenoings for public frr nnda, enmet Aries, or farms.
rampniets irae. a. n M.iuir. g i'ittv nrgn, ra.
TAKE IT EASY.
Common-Sense Chairs
and Rockers.
With or Without Reading TabU.
Tor sals b the trade. Mnnnfac
turedbjr F. A. hI NCI A I It,
MottTille, N. Y.
Bend Stamp for Illustrated Price
Every Chair Stamped and War.
ranttd.
Consumption Can Be Cured.
PYTlMtrnNA m a certain remed t for tha COM of
CONSUMPTION nnd a'l diseases of the l.unsa
and Tbroat It invigorates the brain, tones up tiia
system, makes the weak strong, and is pleasant to take.
Prioe One Dollar per bottle at Druggists or sent by tha
Proprietor on receipt of prioe. A pamphlet containing
valuable advice to 1'oitwiiiiiptlvea, many cert 1 tics tea
of actual ouhes, and full directions for using aooom-
Bsnies each bottle, or will be tent free to any address.
SOAR G. MONKS, 1 H Oortlandt Street, New York,
EVERETT HOUSE,
Fronting Union Square
HEW TURK..
Finest Location in the City.
European Flan-Restaurant Dnsnrpassei
KKR.VKR XV K A VKR, frnprlftarm
Sandal-Wood
a. posture femedf lot stll diseases of the Kidney s
Bladder and Urlnajry Orcsusa ; also good In Ores,
aloni Complalnta. It nerer prodaoea sloknaaa,
aerUla and apaedrSn Ita.'aotion. It la taatlsnparsedlD
all other remedies. Sixtf oepSnlea oars UCsix or s to
dais. Ho other medloino ean do this.
Btvars ef Isnltattone, lor, owing to Us gre
nooses, mans hare been offered i some are most dancer
one. sensing piles, ate.
DCNDAS DICK ok H.' u.iu Soft oap
vUm wataaln Oil a a.,ili.J said ai all dra
atone. 4a or eemlar or tea for on. Is Be Md
THE
GOOD OLD
STAi1D.BY.
Mexican Mustang Liniment.
FOR MAN AND BEAST.
at ABuamn 35 Tbvh. Alwajn enrea. Alwan
edr. Alarafs kaadf. Baa nerct patr -tailed. 7Mr
BttlMoas koee tud u. The whole world approves tha
glorious old Mnatang the Best and Ones peat Liniment
inexiateaoe. 86 oents a bottle. The Mostang Linimecl
sores when nothing else will.
BOLD BY A IX itKDIOniB VBPBRB.
1, 300,000. ACRES
RICH FARMING IMl
atTVATXD fja) .
f r a r f t y
a i m-m i f.j
$A11
niiewwrr-r
SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA
NUnlHWtSTtHN IOWA,
FOR SALE
At Iow Price, With Easy Terms of
Payment, and at Low Bates
of Interest.
Tb U"SU T7 Prodeoti... e., of enltiratioa
I and eometdent to market. Alternate Motion. moatUj
eeeuptea dj aewai eeuiets. Climate pteaaaat and
baaltai. Floariahing rillagea. with Oborahae and
Bohools at convenient disUaees along the whole line
Ia4. . ' , , , ; .
Baud lor Minnesota HemaaUad. whioh givea full
Information, or lot prices o! particular laoda applf
peraeoallj or b; letter to " Land D.partmt,M
BT. rAUL cV BIOCX CITY RAILROAD.
Bt. Pnuli ullne).
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