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7 -i HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher. Nllr DfiSPEIlANDUM. Two Dollars per Annum. VOL. VIII. RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1878. NO. 12. fell!! i , - y,. Tbe Regular Season. Whack t Crack I Whack I Til an old familiar sound; The parlor carpet aatride the fence Is being beaten around. Crush! Dash! Smash 1 From parlor and kitchen and hall; A yelp from Tommy, a jell from Joe Twas only a mirror that's all. Mopl Bcrnb! Wash! A painter on every hand; Hangers of paper in every room, And plumbers increasing the band. Growl 1 Scowl 1 Oroant The dishes mixed np with tbe chairs. The sofa upset and pictures smashed, And wife down sick with her cares. Bread 1 - Cake 1 Tea I Anything, most, will do; Plates are sticky, and knives are gone In color the bntter is blue. Rip ! Bang I Slam t Oh t when will it ever be o'er? When cm we go to bed, A bed not made on the floor t Ouch ! Rub I Danb I Paint from ceiling to base; The wl:l e-washers coming at early dawn, To make a a hotel of the place 1 Doze 1 Dream 1 Wake 1 And then fall as'eep again To dream that cholera came at last, With solemn funeral train. Once every year Rip things np and tear Smash ! cr&Bh ! bang I Orowll snarl! glare! il. Quad, in Detroit Free Preit. MR. DELMAYNE'S WARD. " Something must be done," said Mrs, Charles Delmayne, decisively, " the girl is getting more reckless every day. ' What can be done ?" asked Mr, Richard Delmayne, lookicg helplessly at his sister-in-law, " we cannot shut her np in a convent. " No, but wo eon find her a husband and get her comfortably settled." " But she is so young.'' " She will be nineteen in May, and I married at that age. It is a great pity that you were obliged to receive her into your household, Kiel) ard. Guardianship over a gin une .uoroiuea, was a great re' sponsibiuty lor a bachelor to assume, "I suppose so," was the reply; "but I could not refuse the dying request of an oia mend. "At first, I entertained hopes that she would improve by remaining "with us," said Mrs. Uelmayne, plaintively; " but, as I remarked before, she is wilder than ever. I am kept in a perpetual state of nervous excitement, for I never know what madcap prank she will play next, I thought it disgraceful enough when she donned a suit of Dick's and went skating on the pond the evening they had that skating party, but this last prank is still worse, if possible." Mrs. Delmavne folded her plump. white hands and settled herself comfort ably in a luxurious easy chair, and pre pared to enjoy her favorite pastime, which consisted of retailing Dorothea's misdemeanors. "You know Squire Vonsonby has been looking for a wife for a year or two now he is quite wealthy, is respect ably connected, and would be a very nunaoie matcn ior vara. " Squire Vonsonby I" gasped Richard. in amazement, " he is old enough to be her grandfather, and has a married daughter who is considerably older than " Well." replied his sister-in-law. " Dora needs a husband who is steady and sober-minded, she is so flighty her self. Besides, Mr. Vonsonby looks full ten years younger than his real age. In my opinion it would have been a very IlllitjlVll A fYIAtih Tlflf if. ia oil ivav v.Am ' she added, with a sigh, "he will never enter this house again. In answer to Richard's look of inquiry, Mrs. Delmavne continued: "I invited Mr. Vonsonby to tea last evening I had my house hold duties to attend to after tea was over, so I left Dorothea to entertain our guest. She must have neglected him shamefully, for the poor man fell asleep, and the little huzzy seized the opportunity to play one ui uer riuicuious pranas; sue actually had the audacity," and Mrs. Delmavne lowered her voice to an impressive whisper, " aotually had the audacity to remove his wig and substitute an old red one, that she found among some rubbish in the garret. The poor man did not discover the trick until he had become the laughing-stock of the community, Aick happened to hear about it this morning, ana I considered it my duty to inform yon of the affair, as you were .1 J. - I Al A II oubbui nu us nine. " Ha, ha, ha 1" laughed Richard. " I ran imagine how ridiculous he looked strutting along in his pompous manner." "1 am certainly astonished at you, Richard," said Mrs. Delmayoe, severely. " I sincerely hope yon do not uphold the girl in her disgraceful actions ?" " I shall of course reprove her," he replied. "Dot will improve as she grows older, I have no doubt she is merry and thoughtlesH now, but I think she will develop into a splendid wo man." Mrs. Delmavne east an uneasy look at her brother-in-law's face as she left the room. She had a reason for wishing Dot safely disposed of; she was fearful that Richard might fall in love with his fascinating ward, and that would never ?-o, ior ii he were to marry it would dash Mrs.' Delmayne's hopes to the ground. She had secretly determined that her son Dick his uncle's name sakeshould be his heir. Beside, her oroiner-in-iaw's elegant residence made a very comfortable home for herself and fatherless boy, and madame had no in tention of losing it, hence she made the aioBi oi wot s mischievous escapades. Just as madame's silken skirts rustled np stairs the ball door flew open and 1 1 ri i ... . ttl0D8 he passage. " Dot I Dot P called Mr. Delmayne. int. w uuou exactly suited the young girl who entered. A dainty form a dark piquant face, lit up with a pair of black eves which snorkled m,hy VU1CJ. , - . n.VAA AAAAO- "Wall fina-A- ' W S3 ... saucy smile, which revealed a dimple ia each soft pink cheek. " What is it a lecture?" " Yes, Dot." replied Mr. Delmayne, gravely, "I really must lecture you. i our conduct to Mr. Vonsonby was ex tremely unladylike." " I don't care, Guardy," cried Dot, defiantly, "I can't bear old Vonsonby, and I am confident that Mrs. Delmayne invited him here to make love to me, so I resolved to frustrate her kind inten tions. She left me to entertain him all the evening, and I was just dying to finish 'Jane Eyre. Well, I gave him the last number of Scribner's and the Monthly Mevieio, and hoped he would entertain himself; but no he wanted me to play a game of cribbage. I hate oribbage, so I told him I never played the game without staking a small sum of money, just to make it interesting." " OluJDot 1" "I ftioked horrified at the idea of gambling, and asked for some muBic, so I sat down to the piano and made as much noise as possible. He said that sort of music was very edifying, but it made his head ache, and, he inquired if I could favor him with Annie Laurie I complied by playing Yankee Doodle with variations, for I knew he could not distinguish the difference. Just as was playing the last bar I was startled by a prolonged snore he had actually gone to sleep with his head hanging over the chair, his wig awry, and his mouth wide open I Now, Guardy, you must admit that was too much for flesh and blood to endure, and I don't profess to be a saint, " Not by any means," assented her guardian. "Well," continued Dot, "a happy thought struck me. I ran softly up stairs and got an old red wis that Dick used to wear when he belonged to the Amateur Uramatio Vino. Then 1 care fully removed Mr. Vonsonby's nicely dressed black wig, and substituted the red one. I had to stuff my handkerchief into my mouth to keep from laughing you can't 'imagine how comical he looked I " Well, I waited for him to finish his nap until my patience was exhausted, and then I went to the piano and gave au awful thump with both hands. He gave a sudden start and straightened up, I gravely inquired how he liked the piece. " Unarming I charming I" he replied with enthusiasm. "I always admired Annie Laurie." Just at that moment he happened to glance at the clock and finding it later than he oxpected he jumped up in great haste. I declare 1' he said. I had no idea it was so late; how swiftly the time has passed in your fascinating society; but X must tear mvself awav. for 1 have an engagement at eight o'clock.' " Then he bade me adieu, pulled on his overcoat in a great hurry, seized his lint and rushed down the street, "But, Guardy, he did looK so funny with those fierce red locks around his countenance," and Dot broke into peals of laughter at the recollection. " Dot, said Mr. Delmayne, looking sternly at his mischievous ward; "1 don't know what to do with you; I be lieve I must find some one who will take the responsibility from my hands. Mrs. Jjeimayne thinks you are old enough to marry, and ' The old cat I interrupted Dot, 'Dot," said Mr. Delmayne, sternly, " I cannot allow you to apply such an epithet to my sister-in-law, " Your sister-in-law T cried Dot. in nocently, "why, 1 was speaking of old Tabby." Mr. Delmayne adroitly converted a smile into a yawn. " ies, he continued, "I must cer tainly find a nice young husband for you. "I am perfectly willing, "replied Dot, composedly, "but who is to be the lucky man? Let me see, she con tinued, reflectively, "there is my French dancing master, he pressed my hand quite warmly the last time he was here, and he has beautiful eyes, and such a love of a mustashe," she added, enthus iastically. The jackanapes, he shall never darken these doors again," muttered Mr. Delmayne, between his teeth. " Then there is Whitney's head clerk, I am sure he admires me." A clerk," exclaimed Mr. Delmayne. disdainfully. Well." continued Dot, "there is the German music teacher at the semi nary, he is a jolly old bear, but then." she added, thoughtfully, " he is a wid ower with five children; I don't know as 1 should be capable of taking that po sition," "I should think not. deoidedlv." an. quiesced her guardian, with a smile. "Well, cried Vol, with a despairing expression on her sauoy face, "I don't know what can be done unless you marry me yourself." Then, suddenly realizing the enormity of her heedless speech, she darted from the room. "Marry her myself," mused Mr. Rich ard Delmayne, "it is not a bad idea. I wonder that it never entered my stupid brain, for I believe I am fond of the lit tle monkey after all, and how desolate the house would be without the sunshine of her presence." "Not qDite nineteen." he continued. thoughtfully. "I am just double her ace ana i tear 1 am too old to suit her youth ...1 . I A 1. . w "... . fill fnnMr mif. nairA,tf Via.1 u. T A mv faho " ' The tea bell roused Mr. Delmavna from his reflections. I must mention this subject to Helen, he thoueht. when I have an opportunity. " Marry that forward little chit," cried madame, in dismay, as Richard thus ruthlessly demolished her castle in the air. "Why. Richard, you must be crazy I A man of your years to think of marrying, when you have a comfortable home, and a sister to attend to your wants. If you take this step. Richard." she continued, "I am confident yon will rogret it I think you will see a vast difference with that careless, ignorant child at the head of your household, for I shall not remain to be domineered over by a saucy, independent girl." Air. Delmayne made no reply to mis remark; but it was evident that his sister-in-law's determination would not break his heart. Dot stood by the window in the deep ening twilight, awaiting her guardian who had been absent several days look ing after some property in New York. Suddenly Dot was aroused from the reverie into which had fallen by a well known step, and she ran eagerly to the door to admit her guardian. " Well, puss, what have you been do ing during my absence? asked Mr, Delmayne. as he seated himself before the glowing grate and warmed his chilled lingers. " Oh, dear 1" cried Dot, "I have been shockingly bad. I can't remember one- half the wickedness I have committed. You must apply to madame for the de tails, she has a long black list of mis demeanors ready for your private ear but, Guardy, did you succeed in finding a husband for me T " Yes." answered Mr. Delmavne. composedly, " but whether you will be suited, remains to be seen." "I suppose I shall be compelled to marry him whether 1 wm or no," re joined Dot. merrily. " Not by any means," answered the guardian, gravely. " Ob, that is decidedly commonplace you are not at all like the cruel guardians in stories, who compel their wretched wards to wed the one they choose for them, l am quite disap pointed." " Oh, very well, said Mr. Delmayne, "if you wish me to assume the role of tyrant, I will do so with pleasure. The person I have chosen will, I am sure, strive to make you happy : but remem ber there is to be no appeal from my decision. " It is really going to be romantio after all," cried Dot, clapping her hands " but when am 1 to be presented to my fate? Now if he had only sent his photograph, the affair would be com plete." "I believe I have it." said Mr. Del mayne, coolly producing his pocket- book. Dot glanced curiously at the carle de visile which he passed to her, and be. held the handsome face of her guardian, "Well," said Mr. Delmayne, drawing his ward to his side, and trying to look into her downcast eyes. Dot hid her face for a moment on her guardian's shoulder, then, looking up with a charming color, she said, de murely : "As there is to be no appeal from your decision, I suppose I must submit Relics of the Ashtabula Disaster The unclaimed relics of the Ashtabula bridge horror have been sold at auction. realizing $12.03. As the authorities could Only afford to advertise the sale in the local papers, very few persons were piesent. The first article sold was a small English dictionary bearing the name of " S. Leonard" on the fly-leaf. It brought ten cents. Then followed a basket of broken china ware, valuable only as relics to the buyer ; price n i teen cents, a solid silver napkin ring brought ninety-fire cents ; red em broidered tobacco pouch, fifteen cents; silk handkerchief, thirty-four cents : pair of shoes worn by a girl with a deformed foot, $1 ; pair of skates, ten cents. No excitement or agitation was visible until a young lady, daughter of Mr. A. H. Stockwell, formerly a hotel-keeper of Ashtabula, who had been missing since the disaster, detected from a link of a silver chain attached to a watch, black ened and burned, that the time-piece and chain had been the property of her father. She burst into tears, and while sympathizing women gathered around her, a man who had just bought the watch for a few cents delivered it to her. The works of gold watches, which when in tact were worth $150 to $300 each, were valued at $1 apiece and sold for consid erably less. In fact, they were worth less except for curiosities of the great railroad calamity. There were garments or shreds that had once been worn by rich and poor, now practically valueless on account of the action of fire, water, ice or snow, or all -combined, and the necessarily rough usage they had re ceived in being pulled from the river and the wreck. There were persons present who felt inclined to drop a tear as they tenderly handled an infant's tiny shoe which, like the rest, had suf fered from the flames. One stocking a middle-aged woman, attired in deep mourning Airs. J. B. Hopkins, of Puinesville identified as having been knit by herself for her brother, Mr. John Potter, not long before the acci dent He left Boston so as to take the fatal Pacific express, it is supposed, as nothing has ever been heard of him since a day before that unlucky Friday night. Bijuli as a Farmer. The first peep o' day on these elorious mornings finds Bijau crawling through the fence surrounding his little farm, which he has named "The Bower." A sign on the station-house side reads: "cawshun I "All cows are notyfide to keen off these lands, or will be sued cording to law. Also, boys not allowed to clime the trease or tease the vegitables. P. S. No bluded stock for sail. " B. Jor." Yesterday morning, after a month's hard work at agriculture, Bijah found that he had put in the following: 1 qu sage tea, 1 lb. figs, 1 Jewsbarp, 20 lbs. hay, 2 lemons, Of course, be 1 bo. beans, 1 ohromo. 1 peck potatoes, Some old rye, 1 lb. Bio ooffeo. is only making a com' mencemeut. It will take a year or two before the chromo and sage tea get firmly rooted, and one can't expect over half a yield of lemons and coffee the first year. The early hackman, rushing past The bower, yesterday morning, saw Bijah putting lumps of sugar on a hill to coax his hay to come up. and heard him gleefully singing: 'Oh I who wonld be a sailor man, And sail npon the sea? Oh I who would drive fonr-horse staee. Oh ! who would sit in Congress, Or any office hold, Instead of tearing up the soil UI UU.tA AMI. TVS LMJ I These mornings sharp and cold jTa-ia-ia, Tra-la-lee, No one so happy As me-me-me 1" Detroit Free Preu, FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD Farm and Garden. Potting: Pi. ants. In potting plants, ra n rrn 1 a nf tnA VfirV fl T"Rf. imnAAitnn It should be provided by covering the bottom of the pot with small pieces of hrnVen flnwer not or Cronkerv Thli prevents the water from laying in the Douom oi me put huu rotting tne plant In preparing your seed beds, don't rake the surface fine, and leave all be neath lumpy and rough. A rule almost exactly the reverse would be better than this. The plant roots enjoy a fine mel low bed, while the surface, if pulverized so thoroughly, is beaten down by the first rain, and then baked and dried into an air-tight crust To Curb a Hobseof Kicking. There are several methods of curing this habit. One is to keep the horse in a roomy. loose box; and another is to fasten short chains to the hind legt by straps around me letiocic instead oi cnains, a short, strong oord may be fastened to the strap. and a round wooden ball as large as a base ball, or somewhat larger, should be strung on to the cord. When the horse kicks, the ball or chain rebounds and strikes the legs, so as to make the habit become rather tiresome after a while, Care of Cows. If cows are kept in a half-starved condition, they yield but nine 11 any mux, ana mis or poor qual ity. The food they got under these cir cumstances may not even be sufficient to meet the more immediate reauirements of the body, so that little, if any, is available for milk. Not only is there no profit gained by keeping cows under these circumstances, but the food thus consumed may be said to be wasted. since, if given to fewer cows, it micht yield a proper quantity and quality of miiK. Land Deficient in Limb. Where land is deficient m lime, then lime should be applied to it; it is better to apply it frequently, say once in every four or five years, and in moderate doses, say forty to fifty bushels to the acre; it should be applied to the surface and not ploughed under immediately, as it has a natural tendency to sink rapidly in the son, and as it acts more efficiently when mixed witn the soil near the surface, where the air can reach it. Stiff clav soils require larger doses than light or sandy soils; and it will do little or no good upon low, wet, undrained lands. narm journal. x lower &EEDS. This is the season for planting flower seeds in the house, hence the following directions are oppor tune: Sow on rich and light soil, cover ing very fine seeds, . annh as lobelias, with an eighth of an inch of fine sifted sandy soil; water with a fine sprinkler ouen and a little at a time, keeping the soil moist, but not wet. If the tempera ture of tbe room is above fifty degrees Fahrenheit, the seeds will grow long, slender and weakly. When the plants have four good-sized leaves, carefully transplant them without breaking the rootlets, and when an inch high trans plant again. Coarser seeds require covering deeper, but in no case more than from one-fourth to one-half an inch. Recipes. Butter Scotch Cavdv On nun nt molasses, one of sucnr an A nno.lmlf a cupful of butter. Mix them together, and cook until it will stiffen when drop ped into water. When done pour in pans and let it cool. Bice Cake. Onp-nnarfr rnnn? nf ground rice, one-quarter pound of white sugar, five eggs. Beat all together till it froths; then pour into a tin lined with buttered paper. Bake in a quick oven three-nuarters nf rii hnnr. T.nmnn A.n. oring may be nsed. Baked Firh After nleftnino- snlf. flit, fifth fm fthnnf an limit flion nn.l, - - mwha, waavu nuou A LI. Make a dressing of bread crumbs, salt and pepper, summer savory and a piece of bntter the size of a walnut. Then put in a pan and sprinkle with flour; put on a little butter, pepper, salt and about a pint of water. Bake an h jur and a half. Soup of Green Peas. Boil three quarts af shelled peas in two quarts of water. Mix three ounces of butter with flower until quite smooth; add a little salt, black pepper, and a dust of Cay enne pepper, aud stir into the boiling peas until the whole boils again, and you will have a cheap and wholesome summer dish. - A Relish for Breakfast. Take one ourth of a pound of fresh cheese. cut in thin slices, put in a frying-pan, turning a cup of sweet milk over it; add one-fourth teaspoonfnl dry mustard, a Einch of salt and pepper, and a piece of utter about the size of a butternut; stir the mixture all the time. Roll three Boston crackers very fine and sprinkle in gradually; then turn at once into a warm dish; send to table immediately. A Nice and Handsomb Salad Sa. lect two good heads of lettuce.split them in half, then wash them in cold water and shake them dry in a nankin: lnv them in a salad-bowl, cut lengthwise some well-cooked red beats, and lav them between the heads of lettuce: hnil three eggs, very hard; remove the whites from the yokes, and out up the whites into squares, and scatter over the salad, then out up some squares of the beets and scatter over; of the yokes make the sauce, by rubbing very smoothly the yoke with a spoon; add a little Cayenne, salt, a large spoonful of dry mustard, add a teaspoonful .of pulverized white sugar; mix these well together in a basin, with a spoon,hen slowly add two large spoonfuls of olive-oil, and when a smooth paste, add three spoonfuls of tbe best vinegar. The sauce must be served with the salad. A Frnnnh nnnodian fiflfiAvmon !n Ao. ing along the bank of the Ottawa, near ita confluence with the "St Lawrence, discovered the body of a large seal close to tbe shore. On pulling it out of the water he found that the head of the seal was ntnnb font in the mnnfh nl muskallonge, which would have weigh- 1 a , Pi J .. n ,, - - bu auoui miy puuuiw. rsoin seal and fish, as a matter of course, wore dead. Tt ia an nnnaoi, that tlm ana! to capture the muskallonge, but was met wiui m aoion rooiniwiuo. Bee Stings, Mr. J. D. Hyatt, President of the New York Microscopical Society, gave an account of his investigations on the subject of stings. These studies have extended over a period of eight years, but only recently have some obscure points been made out The sreneral form of the stinging organs of the honey bee is well known by miorosoopists. It consists of a horny sheath, within which there are two stings, and these, when in UBe, are thrust out. There is a poison bag which discharges its contents into the sheath. This is a point well known, but it appears that the precise method by which the fluid makes its way from the sheath into the wound has not heretofore been properly explained. According to the generally accepted explanation the poison is supposed to flow in a channel formed between the two piercers or stings, and in this way makes its way into the wound. Mr. Hyatt advances another hypothesis, and believes he has positive proof that he is right, haying dissected and examined upwards of thousand stings. On examining a properly prepared sting from a honey bee we notice first that the piercers are very sharp, and barbed for some distance from the end. there being nine barbs pointing upward on each one. These barbs are gracefully curved, and it can easily be seen that when once they find their way into the nesh it would be difficult to withdraw them. This explains why the honey bee sting still remains in the flesh, while the stings of other insects, with liner barbs, are withdrawn. A more careful observation indicates that the stings are tubes. There appears to be a channel running through the length of each one, having branches which terminate in the notches just above the barbs. After careful study of these channels, many of which were found to contain air or water after mount ing, and were thus proved to be veritable channels, the question arose to their use. The natural inference would be that they were ducts for the poison, but there could be found no possible connec tion between the poison gland and these channels, for, as already stated, the poison flows into the sheath. After long and patient investigation the explanation offered is as follows: At the back part of the sting these channels open into the sheath, and just in front of that opening, attached to the stings. is a sort of valve which projects into the sheath. When, in the operation of sting. ing, the piercers are thruat out, they carry f or ard this valve so as to close the front of the sheath, for which pur pose they are admirably adapted, and the poison thus confined within the sheath makes its way out through these openings in the stings. Whence once understood tho operation seems very simple. There are also some objections to the common explanation. Cross sec tions of the stings show that the walls are quite thin, but strengthened in some places by internal deposits. The form of the stings is such that no channel can be formed between them to conduct the poison. Tea Raising, The experiment of tea growing in this country is one of the most interesting ever tried. Being successful in every way, the time baa come to go beyond the experiment and cultivate it on a large scale. In the Southern States. many people have raised tea success fully. It is a hardy shrub, like a thrifty evergreen. The ordinary height of the cultivated plant is from three to six feet, and we are told the wild growth reaches fifteen or twenty feet in fact, a tree ten inches in diameter. Tea is raised from small nuts or seeds. Three or four of these are dropped into a hole and cover ed with earth two or three inches deep. The weeds must be removed, of course, and at first a little shading is necessary until they are large enouch to suddIv their own shade. They also reauire some pruning, and the leaves are not collected for use until the plant is three years old; when nine or ten years, they are cut down to make room for the young shoots. Tea gathering, which takes place when the leaves are small, young and juicy, is a process of great niceness and delicacy; it requires delicate, clean, skilful hands; those of women and chil dren are best fitted for the work, and each leaf must be plucked separately from the twig with great care, so as not to injure the yong leaves just coming out. After gatt, ing, the process of preparation for ust li quite elaborate in rolling, drying, clipping and packing ready for transportation. They pack the tea while warm, in a box perfectly dry; me evaporation oi water and the drvintr changes the color to dark brown or black. Teas are named from the size and age of the leaf and the locality in which they are raised. But we seldom taste this favorite herb at its best, for the Chinese send ns an inferior article. What an ad vantage we gain by growing our own tea! In latitudes adapted to its growth every farmer can have his tea garden. Four pounds of green leaves make one pound of prepared tea, and one acre will pro duce four hundred and fifty pounds of tea. A Three-Eyed Boy. The Dayton Journal nrints a letter from New Bremen, Ohio, which says: Quito a wonder has lately made its ap pearance, about eight miles north of JNew JBremen, in the shape of a fine boy with three eyes and but one ear. 1h? parents are a young married couple, who came here to reside from the 'eastern portion of Auglaise county about ten months ago, and have been married a little more than that period The child is about two weeks old. The parents were astounded to find on the right side pf the face an eye and an ear in their proper natural positions, and on the left side of the face another eye in its natural posi tion, and about an inch further round on the left side of the head a third eye, all perfect in form, but no ear where the ear ought to be, the place for the left ear being perfectly smooth and solid as any other part of the head. The boy is healthy, sound and bright as a boy can be. The eyes are perfect in sight and action. When the eve nn the left side of the face opens or shuts its twin does the same, both seeming to be controlled and operated by the one set of nerves. Adventure with an Orang-Outang. An orang-outang fully seven feet high was discovered by the company of a merchant ship, at a place called Ram boon, on the northwest coast of Sum atra, on a spot where there were few trees and little cultivated tnvund. " It was evident that he had come from a distance, for his legs were covered with mud up to his knees, and the natives were unacquainted with him. On the approach of the boat's crew he came down from the tree in which he was dis covered, and made for a clump at some distance; exhibiting, as he moved, the appearance of a tall, man-like figure, covered with shining brown hair, walk ing erect, with a waddling gait, but sometimes accelerating his motion with his hands, and occasionally impelling himself forward with the beugh of a tree. His motion on the ground was evidently not his natural mode of pro- gression, for, even when assisted by his ands and the bough, it was slow and vacillating; it was necessary to see him among the trees to estimate his strength and agility. On being driven to a small clump, he gained by one spring a very lofty branch, and bounded from one branch to another with the swiftness of a common monkey; his progress being as rapid as that of a swift horse. After receiving five balls his exertions relaxed, and, reclining exhausted against a branch, he vomited a quantity of blood. The ammunition of the hunters being by this time exhausted, they were obliged to fell the tree in order to ob tain him; but what was their surprise to see him, as the tree was falling, effect his retreat to another, with seemingly undiminished vigor ! In fact, they were obliged to cut down aU the trees before they could force him to combat his ene mies on the ground, and when finally overpowered by numbers, and nearly in a dying state, he seized a spear made of supple wool, which would have with stood the strength rf the stoutest man, and broke it like a reed. It was stated, by those who aided in his death, that the human-like expression of his counte nance, and his piteous manner of plac ing his hands on his wounds, distressed their feelings so as to almost make tbem question the nature of the act they were committing. He was seven feet high, with a broad, expanded chest and nar row waist. His chin was fringed with a beard that curled on each side, and formed an ornamental rather than a frightful appendage to his visage. His arms were long, even in proportion to his height, but his legs were much shorter. Upon the whole, he was a wonderful beast to behold, and there was more about him to excite amazement than fear. His hair was smooth and glossy, and his whole appearance show ed him to be in the full vigor of youth and strength." Fashion Notes. Handsome velvet picture frames have vine of flowers embroidered upon them. Carrick capes are seen on batiste and organdy dresses, and even on morning wrappers. A lady's toilet is no longer complete without a bunch of natural or artificial flowers. Black, satin ribbon, faced with differ ent colors will be used in trimming gren adines. Dinner cards made in the snaps of plates, beautifully painted, are among the novelties. Polonaises are still worn to a great extent, notwithstanding the predictions 10 tne contrary. Cream-tinted muslin pleat in era. around the neck an l wrists, replace those of pure white. Tn ladien linffarip. nnmViinaf.mn anifa are the newest, and promise to be the favorite style. EnfrllKh twill will be the favorite materials for water proofs this summer. Kav af.vlaa in fnmi'fnM 1aa " " J . u a fuimvuio uaio aiAllr?U panels, which woik is done in a large measure oy young ladies. Spiral bracelets urn omnnor (Via latent novelties, some so large that they extend irum wnsi to eioow. LOOPS of narrow riVihnn trim nnarlv everything, and ar nut. nn nuAm .re ceivable place in a toilet. Trained skirt Viiiva Hia hanlr VvoafV.a laid in kilt plaits, or in wide double box plait, to the end of the train. Mask vails are much worn; but dotted net has taken the place of the plain Brussels net, in a great degree. Walking dresses will hn mnAa nrifh short round skirts, as well as with the am emrts; ana will be much lighter. India Pongee cloaks, with carrick capeB, are the elegant novelties designed to replace the linen ulsters of Centen nial fame. Mantles made of stripes of lace inser tion and velvet, and bordered with lace, wiU be worn again this summer, They are very stylish. Fichus will be much worn this sum mer; those of muslin wiU be embroider ed in'oolors, and collars, cuffs and hand kerohief must match. A Mysterious Murder, Willis James was believed to be the murderer of five persons in Clark coun ty, Mo., but he has been acquitted, there being very slight evidence against him. If he is innocent, the orime is in deed a mystery. The murdered persons were the Spencer family, consisting of a farmer and hia two sons and two daughters. The father and one son were killed in a barn, the other son and a daughter in the house, and the re maining daughter in a field close by. No motive for this horrible butchery has been discovered. James is a relative, and it is not known that there was any quarrel between him and the Spencers. No robbery was committed. James gave the first information of the crime, having; as he said, found the bodies on going to the house on an errand. There was a little blood on his handkerchief, but he said that it had come from his nose; and several splashes on hia hat that looked as though they might be blood, but a chemist was not willing to swear what they were. Conviction was impossible on suoh slight evidenoe, and DO more could be obtained. Items of Interest, Raised drafts Open ventilators. An optical delusion A glass eye. The flg-uro of odium F I G (Effigy) The " gold braid " straw is fashionable for bonnets. California has refused to let women practice law. Cat-egorical statement Speaking to the purr puss. Even the beats of the pulse are now photographed. The world's favorite son Edison. Breakfast Table. There is a wag in every household where a dog is kept. French ginghams are now woven to form bourette effects. Two hundred different varieties of fruit ard grown in Georgia. The letters O. E. were first nsed as a telegraphic signal for " All right." Mottto for a beautiful woman asleep Handsome is as handsome doze. Iquique enjoyed forty-six earthquakes in five days, from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. The Government of India recognizes, so it is said, 420 different Hindoo castes. Men who travel barefooted around a newly-carpeted bed-room, often find themselves on the wrong tack. Greek bands, of metal, leather, or of the dress material, are worn on the skirts of dresses a little below the waist Dying in poverty," says a modern moralist, " is nothing it is living in poverty that comes hard on a fellow." " What in all the world, in aU the world," they say, " Is half so sweet, so sweet, is half so sweet as May?V " Emano " is a new cotton material similar to French cambric, and will be used to combine with lawns for house dresses. A Piute chief owns a high silk hat, and is so careful of it that, his hut being leaky, he keeps it covered with skins in a hoi le in the ground. The barrel factories are doing a stay ing business, and their proprietors feel like standing on their heads and whoop ing in chimes. "I have a great ear, a wonderful ear," said a conceited musician, in the course of conversation. "So has a jackass I" replied a bystander. A BPEINO LtLT. Through the silver mist Of the blossom-spray, Trill the orioles : list To their joyous lay I They were gliding along in a bark canoe. " Is this the Lake Huron ?" said the tourist. " Of course it's the lake you're on," said the guide. There are about 20,000 or 80,000 work ing jewelers in the United States, Mas sachusetts having 1,600; Rhode Island 2,500; Newark, N. J., 2,500; New York 6,000. First and last, spiders have a hard time of it. The delicate cross hairs in the telescopes of surveying instruments are fine webs taken from spiders, of a species that are selected for their production of au excellent quality of this material. The spider, when caught, is made to spin his thread by tossing from hand to hand, in case he is indisposed to furnish the article. Words of Wisdom. Moroseness is always the evening of turbulence. Charity is frequently best displayed in helping others to help themselves. Men, till a matter be done, wonder that it can be done; and as Boon as it is done, wonder again that it was no sooner done. Suffer not your spirit to be subdued by misfortunes; but, on the contrary, steer right onward, with a courage greater than your fate seems to allow. Alway sspeak the truth, but speak it in a pleasing manner. Truth is the picture; the manner is the frame that displays it to advantage. Men frequently do not exercise as much discretion as some of the smaller animala. In prosperous times all labor ers have abundance. Then is the time to save for winter and financial storms. Angels in the grave, will not question thee as to the amount of wealth thou hast left behind thee, but of good deeds thou hast done in the world, to entitle thee to a seat among the blessed Koran. The great wealth of nations has always been and must always be based on agri culture. Ont of the earth, directly or indirectly, comes all upon which men subsist and need for food or raiment. In its employment, come a freshness and an independence known to no other oc cupation. Quarrels, like thunder storms, would end in sunshine if it were not for the de termination to have the last word. If you are scolded or criticised just bite jou lips and keep still, and it will soon be over; but if you retort you are in "for three years of the war. Many a man pours himself in torrents of rain for five minutes and then breaks out into the sunshine of good temper again will settle down into a three days' dismal drizzle if he is weak enough to insist on having that last word. The Telephone in Japan The telephone was no sooner brought nnder the nntinA nt tliA .Tannnoui anv. ernment by the agents for Japan of Bell's telephone, than experiments were at once ordered by Mr. Ito, the minister of public works. The first essay Was made 1 . : . - l a-i. -i , . , muuK u wiro nireicoeo irom iue omce of the Great Northern Tnli-orrnnli' in Yokohama to the telegraph station in Honoho Dori, and subsequently conver sation was held between this place and Tokio along the oidinary line wire. The experiments having proved to be entire- iy HuccesBiui, a number oi instruments were purchased ; and tbe polioe stations in the metrnrmlia. flm miwrnr'i mlou - X , 1 .H and the government departments are ui win Birnu uo m wuepuumo communi cation with eanh other. On fVin ..v,i;- v- p AA UJ1U works department being put iato oon- i : a i. a , i . . uouuuii wim tne paiaoe, the emperor and empress were present, and expressed thejx surprise at the re suit.