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filiflf "v HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher. NIL DESPERANDTJM. Two Dollars per Annum. VOL. IX. RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, -PA., THUBSDAY, JUNE 5, 1879. NO. 16. Je Suls Ainerlcain. t" When it shall be heard as the proudest exclamation ol man, " I am an American citi een." Daniel Webster. Ho got to Taris late at night, So tired he couldn't stand. He'd three valises by his side, A guide book in his hand, lie singled out a hnckman lrom The crowd. Snid he, " My man, Just drive me to the best hotel, Je mi'j Amerkain." The Jehu drove him to the Grand By course circuitous, And charged a price which was well, by 3So means gratuitous. The stranger paid; then registered, And to the clerk began : " I want the best room in the house Je suis Amerkain." They showed him up to twenty-blank, Upon the parlor floor; Two candles on the mantlopiece, A gilt pinto on the floor; Hut, eri lie slept, he mused, and thus His lucubrations run: " To-morrow I'll make Paris howl Je suis Amtricain." And make it " howl " he did, ndecd. From Concorde to Bustillo, From Madeleine to Luxembourg, Ho meet, and at Mabillo Wound up the d-.iy. But, when a fair Smiled lrom behind tier fan Seductively, "No, no," said he; " Je suis Amerkain" Xext day lie to the summit ot The Arc ol Triomphe hied. " Veil, vut you Kink of zis?" inquired A Frenchman at his side. "This? Thi- is nothing," answered lie; " Deny it if yon can; Von ought to see our Brooklyn bridge suis America n." Into a gilded res'.aurant lie chanced to drop, one day; The waiters' nrgon fairly drove J lis appetite away. ' (.'onlouml your dishes, cjoked," said he, " On the Parisian plan ! I want a plate of pork an' beans Je tuis A'liericuin." , Where'er lie went, whatc'or he did, Twas always just the same; lie couldn't, it appeared, forget The country whence he came; And when, once more u; homo, his eyes Familiar scenes did scan, lie dotted his hut, and cried, " Thank (iod, Je suis Amerkain!'' um nn American. George L. Calhn. A NIGHT WITH THE WOLVES. " A number of yours "go," said nn old settler, whom I mot on mv Western travels, " I took my family to Wisconsin, and located myself in the woods, about ten miles from the nearest settlement, and at least five from the nearest neigh bor. The country round was mostly forest; and wild beasts and Indians were so numerous, that mv friends at the East, to whom I save a description of my locality, expressed great fears for our safety, ami said they should be less sur prised to learn of our bavins nil been cut oft' than to heat-; of our still being alive out thorn at the end of a couple of years. " However, 1 did not feel much alarmed on my own account and my wife was as brave ns a hunter: but then we had three children the oldest only ten and sometimes, when I was away from home, the sudden growl of a boar, the howl of a wolf, or the scream of a panther would make me think of them, and feel quite uneasy. "For a while, at first, the night screeching nnd howling of these wild animals alarmed the children a good deal and sometimes my wife and me especially when we mistook theory of the panther for an Indian yell; but we soon got used to the dill'erent sounds, and then did not mind them so much; and after 1 had got a few acres cleared around the dwelling, they generally kept more distant at night just as if they comprehended that the place, now in the possession of their enemies, was no longer to be nn abode for them, lie sides, lnow and then shot one, which thinned them a little, nnd probably frightened the others, for they gradually became less bold and annoying. "During the first year I had two rather narrow escapes once from a bear, anil once from a panther; but the most remarkable adventure of all was the one whk'h happened during the second winter, and which I have always designated ns a ' Night with the Wolves.' " One bitter cold morning the ground being deeply covered with snow, so crusted nnd f ozon that no feet could sink into it I brought out the horse for my wife to ride to C , the nearest settlement, where she bad some pur chases to make, which she wished to attend to herself. Besides being well mullled up in her own clothing, I wrapped a large buffalo robe around her; and admonishing .her that the woods were full of danger after dark, I urged her to be sure and get back before sunset, which she promised to do. "All day long, after her departure, from some cause for which I could not account, I felt very much depressed and uneasy, as if something evil were going to 'happen; and when I saw the sun about half an hour high, and no signs of my wife returning, I got out my pistols, riile, ammunition and hunting-knife, saddled a young nnd rather skittish colt, and bidding the children keep within doors, and the house 6afely locked, I mounted and rode off to meet her, which 1 expected to do at every turn of the horse-path, But at every turn I was doomed to disappointment; and when I had put mile, alter mile behind me, with out seeing any signs of her, I became more and more alarmed, and dashed on still faster. " It was just about dark when I saw fhe lights of C gleaming in the dis tance ; but before I reached the town I met my wife hastening homeward she having boon unexpectedly detained by meeting an old acquaintance, who had recently come on from the Eastward, and with whom she had remained to gather the news and take supper the" time passing away so quickly as to render her belated before she was aware of it. " I was greatly rejoiced to find her aafe and unharmed but not a little puzzled to account for my presentiment of evil, which it appeared to mo had taken place without cause though in this respect I was greatly mistaken, as the sequel will show. " We now set off at a brisk trot home ward through a dense, dark, gloomy wood, which lined our way on either side and had safely proceeded about five miles, when we were somewhat stnrtled by a series of long, plaintive howls, at a considerable distance, nnd in different directions, and which our ex perience told us were wolves, seemingly calling and answering each other through the great forest. " The wolves of this region were of the larger and fiercer species ; and though ordinarily and singly they might not at tack a human being, yet in numbers and pressed by hunger, as they generally were nt this season of the year, I by no means felt certain that we should not be molested. "Accordingly we quickened the puce of our horses and ns we hurried on I grew every moment more uneasy and alarmed as I noticed that many of the sounds gradually approached us. We had just entered a deep hollow, whore a few large trees stretched their huge branches over a dense thicket, when suddenly there arose several loud. Imrsh, baying nnd snarling sounds close at hand. The next moment there was a. quick rustling and thrashing among the bushes; andthen some six or eight large wolves lean, gaunt nnd maddened with hunger sprung into the path close beside us. ' " This happened so suddenly and tin-. expcctdly that my wife gave a slight scream nnd dropped her rein; and the horse, rearing and plunging at the same moment, unseated her; and she fell to the ground, right in the very midst of the savage beasts, whoso glaring eyes shone in the darkness like so many coals of fire. " Fortunately her sudden fall startled the wild animals a little; and as they momentarily drew back, she, with rare presence of mind, at once gathered her nuffalo robe, which she had dragged with her, in such a manner about her person as to protect herself from the first onset of their fangs. The next moment tht ferocious animals, with the most savage growls, sprung at her, at me, and at the two horses simultaneously. Hers at once shook himself clear of his foes and Ib'd ; nnd mine began to rear and plunge in such a manner that I could not make use of a single weapon, and only by main strength kept him from running away with mo. " It was a terrible moment of exciting agony; and the instant that I could re lease my feet from the stirrups I leaned to the ground with a yell my rifle slip ping from my hands, and discharging it self by the concussion, and my steed rushing like lightning after bis flying companion over the frozen snow. " Luckily, I had my loaded pistols and my knife convenient to my grasp; and scarcely conscious of what I was doing, but thinking only that the dear mother of my little ones lay fairly beneath three or four of the furiously lighting- nnd snarling wild beasts, 1 grasped the weapons, one in each hand, cocked them nt the same instant, and fairly jumping into the midst of my enemies, placed the muzzles against 1 lie heads of two that had turned to rend me, and fired them both together. "Roth shots, thank God! took effect it could not be otherwise and an the two wolves rolled howling back in their death agonies, tlioirstarving companions, smelling and getting a taste of their blood, and instinctively comprehending that they were now fairly in their power, fell upon them with the most ravenous fury, nnd literally tore them to pieces, and devoured them before my very eves, almost over the body of my wife, and in less, 1 should say, than a minute of time. " Ascertaining by a few anxious in quiries that my wife was still alive and unharmed, a bade her remain quiet, and, picking up my rille, I proceeded to load all my weapons with the greatest tlis liuieh. "As soon ns I had rammed the first ball homo I felt tempted to shoot nnot her of the animals; but at that moment I heard a distant howling, nnd fearing we should soon bo beset by another pack, I reserved my fire for the next extreme danger and hurriedly loaded the others. " By the time I bad fairly completed this operation our first assailants, having nearly gorged themselves upon their more unfortunate "companions, began to slink away; but the cries of the others at the same time growing nearer, warned me to be upon my guard. " I had just succeeded in getting my wife more securely rolled in her protect ing robe ns the safest thing I could do in that extremity and myself, pistols in hand, in a defensive attitude over her body, when some eight or ton more of the savage and desperate creatures made their appearance upon the scene. "There was a momentary pause as they came into view and discovered me during which their eyes glared and shone like living coals and then, with terrific growls and snarls, they began to circle- round me, each moment narrow ing the space between us. Suddenly one more daring or hungry than the others bounded forward anil received a shot from one of my pistols directly between the eyes, and as he rolled back upon the snow a part of the others sprang upon him, as in the ease of the first. "But I had no time to congratulate myself that I had disposed of him; for nlmost at the same instant I felt the lac erating fangs of another in my thigh, which caused me to shriek with pain; and my poor wife, with an answering shriek, believing it was all over with me, was about to get up and face the worst, when, shouting to her not to stir, that I was still safe, I placed my pistol against the head of my assailant, and stretched him quivering on the snow also. " I still had my riflo in reserve; and pointing that at the fighting pack, I poured its contents among them. How many were wounded I do not know; but almost immediately the space around us became once more cleared of our howling enemies some limping as they lied, and appearing to be liarrassed by the others. " Again it appeared to me we had met with a wonderful deliverance; and though the wound in my thigh was somewhat painful, a brief examination satisfied me that it would not prove serious; and I hastily proceeded to re load my weapons my wife meantime getting upon her feet, embracing me tenderly, and earnestly thanking God for our preservation. '"Oh, the dear children!' she ex claimed, with maternal tenderness ; lit tle do they know how near they have coino to being made orphans, and left alone in this solitary wilderness! Let us hasten home to them! Oh, let us has ten home to thein, while we have an op portunity!' " ' We have no opportunity,1 1 gloomi ly replied. 'Harkl there are more of our foes in the distance do you henr thorn P' " ' And are they coming this way, tooP' she tremblingly inquired. " ' I fear so.' '"Oh, great God I what will become of us!" Bhe exclaimed; 'for I am almost certain that we shall not both survive a third attack.' " ' I see but one way of escape,' said I, anxiously. ' We must climb a tree, nnd remain in the branches till morning.' " ' We shall surely freeze to death there!' she replied. " ' I trust not ; but at all events, as our horses are gone, we have no alternative. I think your buffalo robe, well wrapped around, will protect you from the cold, ns it has done from the wolves ; and ns or myself, I will endeavor to keep warm by climbing up and down, and stamping upon the limbs.' "'Rut why not kindle a fire?' she quickly rejoined, her voice suddenly ani mated with a hope that I was obliged to disappoint. " ' For two reasons,' I replied. ' First, because we have not time do you not bear another hungry pack howlingP and secondly, because we have not the materials the loose brush and sticks being buried under the snow.' " ' God help us, then !' groaned my wife; 'there seems nothing for us but death! Oil, my poor, dear children ! May the good God -grant that they be not made orphans this night!' " I bade her take heart and not despair ; and then selecting a large tree, whose lower limbs were broad and thick, but above the reach of our enemies, I hastily assisted her to a good foothold, and im mediately climbed up after her. " We were not there a moment too soon ; for scarcely had we got ourselves settled in a comparatively comfortable position, when nnother hungry pack of our enemies appeared below as howl ing, snarling and lighting their up turned eyes occasionally glowing fearful ly in the darkness. "But we were safe from their reach; and all that long, dismal night we re mained there, listening to their dis cordant tones, nnd thinking of the dear ones at home. " The night was intensely cold ; nnd in spite of nil my efforts to keep my slug gish blood in circulation, I became so benumbed before morning that I believe I should have given up and perished, ex cept for the pleading voice of my wife, who begged me, for God's sake, to hold out. and not leave her a widow and my children fatherless. "aylight came at last; nnd never was morn hailed with greater joy. Our foes now slunk away, one by one, and left us to ourselves; and a few minutes after their disappearance I got down and exercised myself violently; and having thus brought back a little warmth to my system! I assisted my wife to alight, anil wo at once started homeward. " I scarcely need add that we arrived there in duo time, to find our poor, night long terrified children almost frantic, with joy at our safe return." A Veteran Advertiser. "IK. Hill, you ar? one of the great ad vertisers of the country ; will you give me the benefit of your experience? Does advertising pay? ' "Well," said Hill, smilingly, "for years past I have ex pended as high as ?30,0J0 per annum, and I wouldn't and couldn't do it unless it did pay. I find that when you have a really meritorious article to present to the public you never lose a dollar in making the fact know as widely as pos sible. It must be meritorious, though, or your success will be short-lived and evanescent. You must treat the public honestly, if you would make a permanent success. Take 'Joshua Whitymljt' for instance. It costs years offline and thousands nnd thousands of dollars to bring it befoie the public. But what has been the result? Success so great that unless you saw the books you could hardly believe the figures. I took a page of t lie Chicago Times on one occasion, and people thought I was mad. I cot my money back with magnificent in terest, though, nnd, of course, that satis fied me. I took a whole page of the Boston Herald, one Sunday, paying .?500 for the same, and every man, woman and child in Boston and vicinity was set to talking about Denman Thompson and Joshua Wliitcomb, and the result was that the theater in which he performed could not hold half the people who pre sented themselves for admission. I offered 8 UXK) for the first page of the New York Herald, provided the "ruling "would be omitted. I did not get it, though, for Bennett was in Eu. rope, and there was no one in authority in the oll'ice who could take out th rules. Cincinnati Ei'jttirer. A Big Irishman. 'I'llrt V.mntvil.l Tela lina It-imp Knon f., nious for producing giants. The most ccicDiaieii oiuiesowas tne wen-Known O'Brien, whom we first hear of as a great raw youth crying in a public house because unable to pay a bill, having been left penniless through a quarrel with his exhibitor. A gentleman, taking compassion on him, paid the debt, and advised the young giant to set up on his own account. Acting on this recom mendation, O'Brien started a public house in Bristol, long known by the sign of Giant's Castle. A memorial tablet in Trenchant street Roman Catho lic chapel records his stature as having eight feet three indies. He was very anxious that his remains should not fall into the hands of the anatomists, and gave directions for' securing his grave against desecration from body-snatchers. It has, however, been disputed whether the giant's bones still rest in his grave, or form one of the curiosities of the Hunterian Museum, though we believe that they itill lie undisturbed in a deep sunken grave. Poor O'Brien had to take his constitutionals under cover of darkness, to avoid being mobbed by the curious, and like most big fellows proved himself a simple and inoffensive man; though he inadvertently terrified a watchman almost to death by lighting his pipe at a street lamp, the sudden ap pearance of which strange apparition threw the watchman into a lit. His colossal proportions once saved the giant from being robbed, the highwayman who stopped his carriage riding away in terror at the sight of O Brien s huge face thrust through the window to see what was the mnUar.-Chambcri' Journal The Fond du Lao EeporUt, after re viewing the matter carefully, thinks it will be well for Wisconsin farmers to plant at least one bull-dog with each watermelon seed. FOB THE FAIR SEX. Fashion's Mirror. The new materials and fabrics for summer wear are so lovely und so varied that it is difficult to select where one has liberty of choice. The newest grenadines have an alter nating stripe, very narrow and in chintz colors, upon a fine, thin black mesh, with as narrow a one of velvet; the effect is extremely rich and novel. The "sewing-silk" grenadines appear with the addition of a tiny brocaded figure, which enrichos without being conspicu ous, and there are other beautiful grena dines in which a brocaded stripe alter nates with one of velvet or satin. Buntings have established themselves in popular favor nnd are very greatly improved. The fine, soft, semi-transparent fabric which now claims to be a kind of bunting, and a secondary class rather more wiry of texture, have little in common with the coarse, canvas-like materials which first presented their claims to favor. The French buntings are fine and a little wiry. Thev are im ported this season in very dark shades, accompanied by plaids in which the dark wine colors, navy blue, brown, or invitible green of the plain material re appears. The more delicate white buntings are called " gasoline," and make lovely evening dresses when put in con trast with gold and black or blue and white narrow-striped satin. For young girls they need no such combination, and are prettiest trimmed with plaitings of the same and iron-satin ribbons. French organdies, trimmed with lace and ribbons, and thin white dresses will be much worn this summer. The beauty of summer dressing is its fresh ness, its comfort and the lightness and delicacy of the principal materials used in its construction. In the obtaining of lovely summer fabrics there is no diffi culty. Cottons are improved until they are equal in appearance to silk, and, made up after a pretty costume model, are as attractive looking as those that cost twice or three times as much. But then, what is the use? They are not silk; they cost more than double the price of an ordinary cotton dress, and when they get into the wash they are ruined, for if the color is not all washed out of them they are streaked and stiff ened with starch, discolored, ironed out of shape, and made glossy by being pressed on the upper side, or leit wrin kled and unfinished, so that resemblance to the bright, fresh, pretty toilet of a few weeks before is entirely lost. This is why black grenadine nnd summer silks have been so popular ; both are safe and durable, and can be worn on most occa sions. Many of the new hats remind one of beautiful old pictures. The variety in shapes is very great, bufthe style ;r excellence is doubtless the "M'selle Prince." Some of the most elegant bats for Newport nnd Saratoga liave been ordered from this design, and one of the nnut beautiful sat gracefully upon the bead of a petite brunette well known in fashionable New York society. It is of line Tuscan braid, with its broad brim lined with a peculiar diagonal shirring of satin the color of the straw. The brim was caught back with a rich 'steel anil gilt clasp pressing from under a soft bed of pompons and ostrich tips, same shade, of the most delicate character. Just below this at the left side are a few loops of rich, soft ribbon, holding in place a single spray of exquisite flowers that partly encircle the crown and cling so closely to it that one might imagine they grew there. The roses are almost the exact shade of the bat, while the leaves only depart from it to take on a few streaks of a pinkish golden, sunset tinge. Then, again, this spray of flow ers is unlike all others seen, as it pre sents a somewhat crushed appearance, yet it is lovely, so artistic in its decay. The summer straws, chips and tusenns, with wide, flexible or turn-up brims, arc innumerable. The newest are the stitiny braids, a sort of apotheosis of the Florida straws, but as greatly improved in shape ns fn the preparation of the fiber... The flowers were never more perfect than this season, and, though French milliners are npt to encourage the use of feathers, yet popular tastedoes not confirm their choice. The rage this summer is for striped parasols. For seaside, country nnd mountain climbing the Pekin satine a very fine satin finished, cotton material, showing satin stripes is shown in the new Brighton colors, ecru and beige shades being the favorites. These are mounted on basket or whip handles, which are exceedingly nobby, and are sure to bo very popular with summer dresses. This same material is shown in black as well. All the colors are made up in large sizes for men's use, and will be quite as fashionable as those for la dies. The Japanese style, introduced early in the season, has a round, low top, and sixteen divisions, which is very inele gant for a parasol made of rich material. When the strines are nnrrnw nnd nmt.li the trimming of the dress, or theih-ew uscii, uie parasol iooks very well; but when it is quite different, as it usually is, from the figure or dosiirn in the ma terial of the dress, it looks odd and out oi piace. There are very pretty sun umbrellas of polka dot satin that are light and most suitablo for everv stvln of dress, to bo used upon all occasions, and these have the favorite " nolka dot borders." The borders show alternate stripes of .1... .. i i ... u ... inns ami piain lines, wineli are very effective, forming a charmins- finish. They are mounted on the fashionable bamboo sticks, pearl, ivory, and a va riety oi pretty nnnuies. Stoekintrs are not inniln ot.v mmv lovely and delicate than were those half a century ago, which could be passed through a ring and were so minutelv open worked as to be equal in beauty to the richest silk lace. Rut such b owned now by the dozens instead of by ijit- single pair, ana women wear silk ami mreaa oi expensive quabties who for merly wore cotton. Tho most shanelv stocking th at 1ms ever made its appearance is the silk or thread, ribbed in solid colors and ritipn. worked in small patterns. The ribs run up the instep to the ankle and abov the ankle across or horizontally instead of upright. Fancy mitts in black, white and col ored silk are brought forward in so many different styles as to preclude an attempt at enumeration. A coarse mitt is, how ever, a very unsightly covering for the band, and there is in a fine quality an elegance which is most desirable, while at the same time the better styles are more lasting. Fine lace gloves are much sought, and are regarded as a very pretty finish to the summer toilet, few York Lisle thread and silk gloves are intro duced in great variety, in consequence of the demand for them during the warm summer months. Some pretty styles are in open-work almost up to the elbow, resembling the open-work stockings of the day. The new silk gloves, with long open -worked wrists, are the novelty in this class of goods and will be much sought nfter during the - reign of the short si eve now so fashionable. These silk gloves are shown in a variety of putftty colors, and those in black are very elegant for ladies in mourning. They are a choice article and enn only oo Jiact lrom the leading glove nouses ns yet. ' Wlint One Lemon Will no. A piece of lemon upon a corn will relieve it in a day or so; it should be renewed night and morning. The free use of lemon-juice nnd sugar will always relieve a cough. A lemon eaten before breakfast every day for a week or two will entirely prevent the feeling of lassi tude peculiar to the approach of spring. Perhaps its most valuable proncrtv is its absolute power of detecting any of the iiijtiLKius iuiu even uimgcruus mi om ents entering into the composition of so very many of the "cosmetics and face powders in the market. Everv ladv should subject her toilet powder to this test. Place a tenspoonful of the sus pected powder in a class and add the juice of lemon ; if effervescence takes place ft is an infallible proof that the fiowder is dangerous, nnd its use should e avoided, as it will ultimately injure the skin and destroy the beauty of the complexion. A Painstaking Painter. Americans are well acquainted with Meissonier's " 1807," for which the late A. T. Stewart paid 800,000. Meissonier worked fifteen years on this painting, a fact which will be readily believed wlien his manner of painting is known. What ever be its size, every figure he paints is the object of a special study. The arm of the colonel of the cuirassiers in "1S07" was the subject of a series of studios, each one of which is nn admira ble hit of painting; the nrm was not de cided upon until after he had tried sev enteen different positions, and had wit nessed a score of charges of cavalry. No detail was put on canvas that had not been repeatedly examined, so that the picture represents over two hundred preliminary pictures. As there was a disagreement between two veterans about the color of the collar of the uni form worn by a certain regiment, he spent a week in various libraries in order to gather evidence about the sub ject, and undertook a journey to Bor deaux to consult a veteran surviving member of the regiment. One cannot imagine how much pains his "1811," or the " Retreat from Mos cow." ns it is otherwise called, cost him. In a biting cold winter day the writer had gone to Poissy together with the celebrated nrt critic, Paul Rurty. It was snowing, nnd there was a loot of snow on the ground. We found Meis sonier on the turret of his chalet, seated in tho war costume of Napoleon I, on a stuffed gray horse, and painting the figure of the emperor as it was rendered by a large mirror that stood at some dis tance from him. lie had been there three hours, unmindful of the cold, and was perfectly happy, as he said, because he had found the sinister tones of the Russian landscape. Paul Burly ven tured to remark that ns he had already finished painting tho landscape, he might withdraw and continue his work in the studio, without exposing himself lo the disaster that overtook the "f treat Army." " How could I obtain in the studio," Meissonier quite excitedly re joined, " tho right tone nnd the trueo'ft'eot of Napoleon's gray coal in harmonious contrast with the somber grays of the sky and the snowy carpet on the ground, and the just value of the flesh tones of the emneror's countennnce, darkened by the dull atmosphere of a wintry sky?" It was there, on the top of that turret, that he completed what is perhaps his masterpiece. About a month later the writer found Meissonier in his studio scraping the same figure of Napoleon, to paint which he had endured so many hours of a freezing temperature. " What on earth are you doing now?" I asked, almost be wildered. " An old servant of the em peror has been here," Meissonier replied, " who was with him in Russia. He had tears in his eyes, nnd spent a good hour in silent contemplation before my pic ture." After I had coaxed him for a long while to tell me whether he found anything inexact in the canvas, the good old man finally said : ' During the cam paign of Russia his majesty wore the uniform of the chasseurs, not that of the grenadiers. Moreover, his majesty never consented to have his epaulettes unfast ened from his tunic. That will explain to you why the arm-holes of his over coat were so large.' I had painted Na poleon in the uniform of the grenadiers and with the epnulettes outside of his coat. How could I help doing what I am now doing?" Thus, love of truth Overbalanced all other considerations, and Meissonier began studying anew the uniform of the chasseurs, the effect pro duced by the epaulettes under the over coat and so on, until he had obtained the same perfection he had reached in the accessories of lus previous portrait. A Stern Disciplinarian. The father of Miss Maria Edgeworth. the English novelist, had grim ideas of inuiui training, a coniriuuior 10 me Chicago Standard relates the following nmong other instances of his harsh dis cipline: Charlotte Edgeworth, half-sister of Maria (the daughter of the famed beauty, Honora Sueyd, the second of Mr. Edgeworth's four wives), was a beau- tiiui gin, wiui luxuriant golden hair. The rector of the parish and nn officer of the British army were dining at Edgeworth's town house. After din ner the ladies repaired to the library, nnd the-gentlemen followed. As they entered the door of tho library, the offi cer exclaimed : " How beautiful !" Mr. Edgeworth said, haughtily and quickly: " What do you admire, sir?" He re plied : " Your daughter's magnificent hair. . Charlotte was standing in a be coming attitude before the bright grate, with her arms resting upon the mantel piece. Mr. Edgeworth walked across the room to the book-shelves, opened a drawer, held her head back, and cut her hair close to her head. As the golden ringlets fell into the drawer, this extra ordinary father said : " Charlotte, what do you say?" She answered : "Thank you, father." Turning to hii guests, he remarked : " I will not allow a daugh ter of mine to be vain." Mr. Moody, tho evangelist, has de clined an urgent invitation to renew his revival labors in this city. HOUSEKEEPING IX SUMMER. The flood Wife Perplexltleii-IHet for the Dor Days-File and Fresh Air. It is popularly supposed that the early spring is the season which most tries the souls of housekeepers. Perhaps it was so in our grandmothers' days, when canned fruits and vegetables were un known, and the prudent housewife was forced in summer, like the ant and the bee, to lay " up stores of sweetness for use in winter hours;" stores which, if not large, were likely to run low before the kitchen garden came again into bearing. But now, with the grocer nt our backs ready "for a compensation" to supply us with every known fruit and vegetable all the year round, she who has money or credit may spread' her table bountifully in all seasons, with small forethought of her own, nnd the dog days are those in which she is most prone to exclaim wearily: "I wish peo ple did not have to eat!" Appetites are capricious ; dinner eaten hearily one day will be scarcely touched the next, and though every one has a feeling oi emptiness, few persons are actually hungry. Provisions cooked one day are kept to the next only by tho free use of ice, nnd even then are apt to taste of the ice chest. Thus the economy practiced at King Arthur's court, where "what they could not eat that day the queen next morning fried," becomes an im possible virtue, and the anxious house wife stands perplexed between theScylla of niggardliness and the Charybdis of waste. Nature, however, is always a law unto herself, and he who in wnini weather eats much meat is apt to pay for it by a dulled brain and a general feeling of uncomfortable heaviness. In all warm countries the laboring classes eat but sparingly of animal food. The East Indian coolie subsists almost wholly on rice; the West Indian grows fat upon bananas and oranges, nnd the hardy Arab of the desert conquered a world on a diet of dates and barley. Milk and fruits, bread and vegetables, are cooling and healthy diet for the dog days, and may be freely indulged in. And since in hot weather the kitchen is a modified purgatory, and preparing deserts becomes a penance, we have cause to congratulate ourselves on the delicious deserts which nature brings to us for the gathering. Strawberries. raspberries, blackberries and peaches all these come to the table without the smell of fire having passed upon them, and eaten witn cream are a " dish to set before a king." So also in the country, where fruit and milk abound, ice-cream, that most delicious of deserts, costs almost nothing. Given a pailful of ice anil a five-minute freezer, the rich milk, or still better, cream, has but to be mixed with the crushed fruit, sweetened and lot to freeze itself. Covered with an old blanket or piece of carpeting the pro cess of congealing will go on slowly but surely, with small aid from you, even if your freezer be' but a tin bucket only in tins case you must sur uie crenm witn a knife two or three times while freezing to prevent the formation of crystals of ice in the freezer. Breakfast, especially, should never, in hot weathtrr, be a heavy meal. A cup of ea or glass ot milk, a disn ot oatmeal, a soft boiled egg, with fresh fruit and cold bread, which need not, however, be stale, are far better preparations for the labors of the day than flapjacks and fried bacon washed down with abun dance of hot coffee. When the Greek athletes were in training for the Olym pian games they were forbidden animal food altogether, and won their races on a diet of bread and fruit. In later days Newton was the most abstemious of men, and the architect of the Crystal Palace. Sir Charles Fox, ascribed his ability to undergo the severe strain of his almost incessant labor for days on his drawing, to his temperate habits and daily plunge bath. Such instances might be multiplied indefinitely, but it is scarcely worth while. Every housekeeper knows what a nuisance Hies are in summer. Two weapons; are powerful ngainst them, cleanliness and darkness. Therefore the dining-room should be kept dark be tween meals, nnd care should be taken to sweep every crum from, table and floor. But it will not do simply to shut up the room, shutting up the flies in it. Close every window and door but one, and through thnt drive the flies out. This is not so hnrd as it may seem upon paper, and practice makes "perfect here as in all else. We have known a house keeper who was so expert that bIio had only to wave her broom and the flies dutifully swarmed out as they saw the standard raised in air. Fly-nets for the windows are comfortable' appendages for living and sleeping-rooms. Bought ready-made they are somewhat ex pensive; made at home they cost only a trifle. Have the carpenter or if some one in the family knows how to handle tools, let him make a frame of inch wide lath, fitting the window frame. On this stretch mosquito netting dark green is best and fasten with tacks to the laths. Tho same netting over a frame of reeds, of osiers, or wires from an old hoopskirt make serviceable cake and butter covers. Bend one hoop into a round of the size wanted, then on this fasten two semi-circular hoops, crossing each other at right angles in the center above the bottom hoop. This forms the frame, which, if of wire, should be wrapped with worsted ; on this the net ting is sewed, and a button on the top serves as a handle. Air every sleeping-room" thoroughly every morning, and, if possible, let in the sun to shine on the beds and bed-clothes. Often at night, when the heat is well- nigh unbearable, a wet cloth hung in the window over the blind will cool the room as if a shower had fallen, and everv one knows how water poured on the pavement in front of the door will freshen the hot, dry air. This principle of the reduction of temperature bv evap oration is capable of much practical ap plication. In India and other tropical countries, where ice is almost unknown, the natives cool their drinking water Ly suspending earthen iars filledwith it in a brisk current of air which process is said to (yol it thoroughly and rapidly. So, also, when ice is unattainable, but ter may be kept firm and sweet by set ting the bowl containing it in a shallow vessel oi water ana covering witn a nap. kin, the ends of which are well inv niersed in the water in the bottom dish A wet handkerchief or sponge worn in the hat when exposed to the sun. as in the harvest field, will prevent sunstroke under the most intense heat known to 'our climate, and will often relieve head ache arising from heat and exhaustion combined. The annual eron of tnbAoon. raw IpaT in the United States, is estimated at 4yo.ooo.ooo pounds. About two-thirds is exported. The Funny Small Boy. The room it was hot, v And the room it whs school; So the schoolmaster got Fait asleep on his stool, While tho scholars were having a lrolio ' Bereft of all reason and rule. When a ball, badly aimed, Struck tho schoolmaster's nose, Which was long and qnite famed For its terrible blows ; Then he scowled on those innocent scholars. . In a wny he could scowl when he chose. " Come hither, my child, Thon art writing, I see;" And the schoolmaster smiled, "Come, now, right on my knee; The up-strokes, you see, are made lightly, The down-strokes are heavy and free." While that small boy was tanned, Came his laughter a roar, And the teacher, so bland, Was now vexed and he swore j For the way that the awful boy giggled Was something unheard oi before. The teacher was beat And deprived of his wind, So he stood on his feet That small boy, who just grinned, And who shook with a mirth that was jolly, And lelt ol his back which was skinned. " Now tell me, my son, Ere this rod I employ Once again for thy fun, Why this wonderful joy T" "Such a joke," cried the lnd, wild with lnughter, " You're whipping ha-ha the wrong boy. ' H. C. Dodge, in Detroit Free Press. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Something to be looked into A mir ror. Four watches were found recently in the stomach of a Florida alligator. Out in Nebraska two boys living on a farm followed and recaptured a horse thief who had escaped from jail. Lord Beaeonsfield nnd the Duke of Northumberland nre the only members of the English Cabinet much past mid die life. Statistics lately published show that the number of German pork-eaters known to have Buffered from trichinosis in 1877 was 138. There is this difference between hap piness and wisdom : he that thinks him self the happiest man really is so ; but lie that thinks himself the wisest is gen erally the greatest fool. The damps of autumn sink into the leaves and prepare them for the neces sity of their fall ; and thus insensibly are we, as years closfe around us, detached from our tenacity of life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrow. "When I was a boy," said a very prosy, long-winded orator to' his friend," " I used to ta k in mv sleep." " And now," said his friend, " you sleep in your talk." But, somehow, that didn't seem to bo just exactly in point the orator was going to make. Hawkeye. ilow doth the little busy bird liiinrovo each shining hour. And gather cotton and thread and feathers mul pieces ol ciotn nun straws ana dus of cord, and n whole lot of things, all tho day, To make its summer bower. "ew York Mail. Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca. N. Y.. has in hot house a large room, the lloor of which is covered with sawdust, and with two leafless trees and many bamboo perches in it, where she keeps more than a hun dred eannry birds, raised from a single pair wineli she bought a lew years ago. Sin can identify almost every bird and tell its age. We are a little puzzled over the offer of asubscriber to pay his last year's dues in logs, wc believe m trade, out tnose logs seem to stump us in some way. Stillwater Lumberman. You might con vert those logs into clubs; nnd we never knew a newspaper that didn't urge its subscribers to " make up clubs." Nor ristown Herald. The Granitic, of Kinsley. Kansas, was recently burned out, and in its next issue made tins acknowledgement: 10 tho three ladies, Miss Wheeler, Miss Maria Ishe and Mrs. Meeker, who, at the risk of theif lives, carried out our cases and the light articles that were saved, we simply thank you, that being tne oniy language we can use 10 express our gratitude." Words of Wisdom. Money is a good servant and a bad master. It is easv to find reasons why others should be patient. If rich, be not too joyful in having, too solicitous in keeping, too anxious in increasing, nor too sorrowlul in losing. No matter how purely and grandly we live to-dav. there is do denying thnt we mny live more purely, more grandly to morrow. Stylo is only the frame to hold our thoughts. It is like the sash of a win dow a heavy sash will obscure the light. Awwow. Pandies may become useful in the same manner as those slaves of Sparta, who were made diunk In order to inspire children with a horror of intoxication. Friendship does not display itself in words, but it acts unremittingly; those Eretendod friends who talk ot nothing ut their hearts are like those cowards who are continually vaporing about bra very and battles. Why He Didn't Go to the Circus. " I say, John, did ye see the circus P" yelled a little boy to another last even ing. "No-o-o, I didn't see the circus!" sneerjngly said John, who had been kept iu the house for disobedience. " Humph! Ought to have been there; biggest show you ever seed ; elefant, and carmels, and boa contwisters, and and everything. If I couldn't go to a circus I'd run away.'1 " Who wants to go to zer old circus?" yelled John. " I had a circus nil to my self. Tied the milk-pitcher to the cat's tail, and the cat knocked down the flower-pots, and smashed the pitcher, and broke a pane of glass. Git away wld your old circuses ; been to moro'n four hundred, an' didn't have so much fun; an' didn't get licked nuther," and the boy who bad been to the circus felt as if he'd got hold of tho castor-oil bqttle by mistake, Oil City Dtrriok.