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VOL. X. RIDGKWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, JANUAKY 6, 1881. NO 46. I 1! slmkts (lie popper o'er the ona , Rhc eyt'9 the kernels by hit side, A 'i on nd nbout like 'prisoned souls, In sore nnreat, they tortured gli !e. They fcoili mo blushing Inint Hie fire, Though now the kerneU 'gin to hop; Ho I rings his clitiir a little niglier And tben a big coi n utters " Pop!" K..t (jumped thus, bis courage moan's; Sl-.e locketh down as hall nlrnid; And thongh his heart doth give a bounce, lie stammered loith, "Be mine, sweet mnid; At my fireside lorever bask," Ho almost lets the popper dropi "!j'.ir John,'' taj-s she, "please go and a-k-" And then a kernel hollers " ropV Vliveland Voirr. A CLEVER CAPTURE. " A litter, Sir Richard." "Any answer lequired?" " I don't know the messenger is out side." "Wait!"' The speakers were Sir Richard Mayne, tli o chief ot the London police, and a subordinate. With the last word of command, the commissioner, who was rent id in his piivate office, in White hail, opened the envo'epe and read : "The Duke of Skeliy presents his compliments to Sir Richard Mayne and would be obliged Jor the auendauce of a suitable rietrclive at the ball and sup per lo be jiiven by the duchess to-morrow evening " The chief Emiieel cynically rs he perused the communieati n, for hitherto lie hud gnat djiBi-uUy in breaking down a prejudice amongst the titled c!i,-ses and the work of his favorite do. purtruent (the detective bureau) hart been much impeded. Taking up his pen he wrot? : "I have the honor toneknowledge the receipt of jour grace's letter, and to in form you that nn officer will be present at the time mtntioned. "Your ofcrdient servant. "KlCIIAHD MAYNK " Folding the letter, nno inclosing it in nn envelope with deliberation, the corn inbsioner bai.dcd it to his subordinate, who immediiiicly left the room, f-ir Riehaid llajne unntrstcod the duk-V moiivis in icquesting :l.e presence cf a diteetivp. JIi-was aware that some of the n o-t during iobberiis in the me tropolis had bun perpetrated in tboe bri.liart assemblages, but hitherto his lianas lind bun lied by the convention al telui tMice to even timporarily recrg. nia- a di ti c(ive ns an ( qua). The Dui e of .S;eity h id made matters easy, i.nd Sir lUclmid fed pi. id that the fell irro dui-ticn ol metabeis ol the "swell" mob in'o reception ana ball rooms hud at lastoje ed the way for poiiee represen tation. O i tl.i?-occasion he wns deter mined to si nd the best man available one wlio-e s nth manly deportment nd protess:or.!sl abilities would reflect er tlit on the department. He thought over thp ma't r fcr a tow niuments, and tht toucbine a bell which was promptly answcied, said britflv tothe messenser : " Send for Inspector Carlton." The in spector ol detectives shortly after ap peared, imd, as he entered the commis sioner's iflice, tliat gentleman favored him with a smile, for he was a favorite with the thief. "Dick" Carlton was conceded to be "the handsomest man on the force." lie had been well brought up, nnd hud received a good education. Though a blonde and rather effeminate in appearance, he hud nerves of Fttel and a tine muscular develop ment. He was always weil dressed, imperturhiibly cool and self-possessed, bpoke all the Continental languages with fluency and ease, was quick iu his movements and prompt to take advan ' tac of any circumstance that might further his professional ends. Most of the department, when they entered the tflV.'c o the chief, waited in a reppectful attitude for the great man to bid them be seated, which he sometiims neg lected to do. " Dick " Carlton, as staled before, was a favorite, and with a favor- He's privilege he walked carelessly into the room, and gracefully posed himself in en easy chair. " You sent forme, Sir Richard," said the inspector. "Yes, Carltcn, I have special work for you," was the answer; "several rob beries have been committed in West End drawing rooms recently. To-morrow Hare will be a ball at the Duke of Skelty's town residence in Belgravia. Although every invitation has been personally tent out by the duchess, it i3 possible tli.it one or two objectionable persons will contiiveto be present. You will attend in full evening dress, and the duke will, for the time, give you the weiconio of a guest." ' That ail, Sir It chard ?" ' Yes, excepting that I desire ycuto report to me personally after the ball." Inspector Car ton arose from his seat ami leisurely withdrew. Those who knew the least ot him dubbed him as lzv and not worth "his salt," but his intimates never made such a mistake. Whije his body was posed in a lazy alti tude, his mind waa active teeming with lite. , Questions which were asked in an idle, indifferent toue were pregnant with meaning to the questioner, if not to the person questioned. He seldom looked any ono iu the face when con versing, not because he was afraid to, but because his eyes were seeking in for mat ion in one direction while his brain sought it in another. Far from looking lazy, he was, in reality, the most active mun in the department. WhiJo others were fretting and fussing,- hurrjing hiiher and tuither, with no very ciear idea what to do, Carlton would arrange his programme while quietly smoking a ciear, then composedly hail a cab and go about his way in a methodical, cool, and ckar-headeti way. More than any cth r man in the force, he utilized the U lf (;raph, cabs, railroads, etc., not be cause he was lazy, but .because he estimated all these aids at their proper wen th. Ii Bpector Car. ton had been en gaged in some dangerous business since he adopted the vocation ol a detective, and when he left his chiefs tfllce he congratulated himself that he had a pleasant task for once - Nut one thought o.c!anEer-ttntercd his head, and yet, ug a mailer ol fct, it waa to be one ot the moLt perilous adventures ol his life. In pursuance with his instructions the detective made an elaborate toilet and presented himself at the ruideuce of the JLuke or 6eity. ne went early be cause he desired to have nn interview with the duke, nnd also to carefully note each arrival, while he, himself, was unobserved. His grace looked sur prised when Carlton exhibited his in spi (tor's card, countersigned by Sir Richard Mayne, by way of introduc tion. The Duke ot Skelty was too well bred to make any comment, but hn, was astonished beyond measure. He had expected to sec a respectable person, but not the poiished man before him. He was considerably relieved, however, for he had dreaded that the detective's appearance would be noticed and com mented on. "Has your grace ary instructions?" asked Carlton. " I simply desire that you will keep your eyes open in the interests of my family and my legitimate guests in case any person outside our circle should gain admittance." ''Very good." " Of covrse," continued the duke, " if you see anything wrong you will be careful to avoid a scene I do not desire that under any circumstances." " Your grace can rest easv, for there will be no scene." "May I ask if you anticipate any trouble, Mr. Carlton?" I do not, but itmay occur," was the detective's answer. "As vou are auite a stransrer. Mr. Carlton, I must see that you are treated ceiurteously," said t'-e duke. "Come with me." Inspector Carlton followed to lhe drawing-rcom where he wag introduced iu due form to tlieduelics, who treated him with frigid courtesy. The cuesta soon after began to arrive, nnd from a retired corner of the room Carlton listened tothe names and keenlv scanned the features of the visitors as tuey arrived. Magnificent dowagers, queenly wivt3 and pretty misses filed into the room attended by the officers of the army nnd navy, dignitaries of the church, officials high up in the civil service, JU. f.'a and a few cabinet officers. Most of these cersonates Carlton knew by sisht and others' bv name, and certainly none of them would answer to tne description ol a "sus picious character." " l.udv Duibin and Colonel Helher- ineton!" shouted the lackey at the door. The- detective looked at tbeui criticail v. Iidy Durbin was well known in the iashionnble world, but who was her cs eoitP Externally lit looked like a gen tleman, but there was not much of the military bearing in his walk. Therewas an undefinabio something about him which caused the eyes of the detective to tuintohim again nnd again. He was dn ssed perhaps a little too " loud " lor the company he was in. His jeweiry was too loud to be iu keeping with good taste. Detective Carlton con tinued his watch, and as he noticed the perpetual motion of the man's body he unhesitatingly ptonounced him a iraud. There was nothing of t he grace and dig nity of a- well-trained soldier in his mucii!fpts. They smacked more ot the genuflections of a dancing master. In fact, Colonel Hetherington was act ing a part, and like many another actor he overdid it. The ljnx-eyed Scotland yardman did not know that Hetberins ion was a fraud, but he concluded that he was, and for that reason kept h'ru littler close surveillance. Moving across t hn room Carlton asi:ed the duke in a low tone. " Did her grace favor Colonel Hether ington with an invitation !" "Hetherington?" said the duke, musingly. " Yes, he is a friend ot ycung Oilman, Lord Gilmnn's son, who is staying with his aunt, Lady Durbin." "Indeed!" Detective Carlton had not time to say more for the duches aoproached and immediately after the duke hurried him away with the re mark: " Let me introduce you to Mrs. Molten." " Airs. Morton - permit me Mr. Carl ton." The lady smiled, and the inspector, as in duty bound, requested the honor of In r Lund for the openin? dance. The tody monopolized Carlton's attention so that, for a time, he could not follow the movements of Colonel Hether ington. lie was not satisfied with the duke's answer, for he knew that Gilman kept notoriously bad company. Luiei in the evening he noticed the colonel in an alcove quietly conversing with a iady mag- mneently attired and in whose coiU'ure guttr.reu a cluster ot beautilul dia monds. A few moments afterward tbey took their rihtces for a quadrille, and in spector Cariton, being disengaued. moved to the alcove lust vacated and watched the progress ot the dance. Jle saw tuc gentleman t-lightly pres3 the arm of the lady, who immediately gave a start and a little cry. Colonel Heth erington supported his fair partner to a lounge and seated himself 'iy her side. ihe Ducness ot Skelty soon alter fol lowed, supposing her guest was sick. "I hope your ladvthiD is notindir. posfd," said the duchess. ' un, no," was the answer, " a s.isht pain in my arm, that is all. It was but momentary." llie Hostess expressed her sympathy. and retired, leaving the two alone on the lounge, uetective Uariton noticed that tae brilliants in the lady's coiffure were co longer then'. What had become of themP Lord Vamey, the husband of the lady, now Epproached, and Hether ton resigned hU charge, and moved leisurely toward the ante-room. This wai just what the inspector supposed he would do. and he no loneer doubted that the bogus "colonel" iiad ihe dia monds in Uis pocket. The Duke of Skelty was standing near one of the doorways, and the detective whispered in a respectful tone: "Will your grace permit me a moment's conversation outsidi-P" The duke nodded, and fol lowed Carlton out. " What i3 it?" he asked in an i nnoyed tone, as if antici pating some unpleasantness. " I have no ti me to explain," answered the detective, "but if vour r(. mill kindly permit me to meet you in the iibrary in a few minutes I have no douot I shall be able to introduce an un- wormy guest." The Duke of Skeltv moved without vouchsafing a verbal reply, his answer being a slight inclinatioikof the head. He had scarcely gone when the colonel came jauntily down the hall with the evident intention ot making a hasty exit. J "Colonel HeiheiingtonP" asked the detective. "At your service, sir." "Hi grace desires' to see you for a moment in the library, if you will be so kind." The colonel turcel a shade paler, but with great presence of mind said, coolly : " I am much pressed for time if the mut ter is sot important." "He desired me to say that ho par ticularly wished to see you," said the detective, looking keenly at the man be fore him. " In that case," answered th colonel, " I am at his grace's service." Detective Carlton walked by Colonel Hetberingtcn's side chatting pleasantly until they came to the library, in which the duke was pacing up and down in a restless mood. Carlton knocked, and then opening the door, followed his companion in . Giv ing the master of the mnnsion n quick look of intelligence the detective said: "I informed Colonel Hetherington that your grace desired to speak with him." The duke, by way ot answer, invited the colonel to take a seat, and Carlton, turning to the fraud, said, quietly and flrmlv: " Hetherington, or whatever name you choose to be known by, your game is up please to lay on the table the diamonds jou despoiled Lady Var ney of." The whole expression of the man's features changed in an instant, and there waa a deadly gleam in his eyep, which the detective did not fail to notice. " Who are you, sir. that dares to in sinuate that Colonei Hetherington is a thief P" he asked, in a tone at suppressed anger. "Inspector Carlton, of Scotland Yard." was the prompt answer. "Ah! I've heard of vou." was Heth- erington's only comment. The duke rose from his scat and said , with grave dignity: "Is the inspector's charge true or not, sir?" "1 he questi m itself is an insult, and I decline to answer," 6aid the colonel, in the same cold nnd even tones. "Will your grace kindly order a cab to be brought to the door P" asked the detective. " ForwhntpurposeP" asked the duke, sharply. "My duty is plain, your grace. This man is my prisoner, and must accom pany me to Dow street." "Never!" hissed Hethevington ; and the next instant he drew a tiny but perfectly-finished revolver from his breast and sent a shot crashing into the detec tive's wrist. It had been aimed with li.'htnir g-like rapidity, at his body, but quick as the movement was, Carlton's arm niovid quicker, and sn his life was probably saved. The duke sat for ii..-mcnt ; lupelied, and in that moment IK-ibei-ington sprang to the door, but en; the bundle had been turned the de tective's huge is were on his throat. I leathering', on was a powerful man, bthe could Lot shake off the inspect or's grin. With his teeth hard set, Dick Carlton bore his oppom nt to the Hour, although he could but uat) one arm. Hetherington still maintained hia hold ot tlie j awe.ed pistol and with the butt end struck the detective a cruel b.'ow in the face, p.ut.y .-tunning him nnd taus ing the blood to flow freely. Inspector Carlton's fingers tightened on the man's throat, until he was nearly black in the in- e, t-.i.ci then, while 1 e "was siiil gasp in.? for breath, the detective loosened his hold, and with an arroit. movement, drew a small pr.ir of steel "cufiV from his pocket and kicked them on Heather ington's wrists. The duke had failed to render the slightest assistance. The whole alfuir had been so sudden tlint even now he scarcely realized wlrit had happened. Seeing the blood still flow ing fiom the detective's wounds, lie said, hastily: "We must have ansis imce." Carlton answered, coollv: "Please not to ea'l any one, I whi spong-.1 the blood frtm my face hern, and if jour grace will ordi.-r a cab I will convey my prisoner to the station." With the same caimness of demeanor he locked the door and washed, hi-i face. Then a servant was summoned, a cab ordered, and the detective linked Pioi.rm in Hetherineton's and escorted him to the door. Outside two officers in uni form were oti duty. '-.Torts," said the inspector to one of them, ''gt cn the box with the diiver-Iiow street!" "All right, sir," answered the officer and the cab rattied away. At the station Hetherington wns searched and his jewelry taken away from him The diamonds were toitcil on his per: on as the detective knew tluy wouiu oe. lie nan not. However, neeu able to satisfactorily account fur tl.a sudden start and cry of L idy Varney iu tuc mxuroom, out Willie handling Hetherington s signet ring the mystery was solved, for he accidentlv touched aspiing and a small needle projected, receding when the pressure was with drawn, i ne police surgeon was sent lor, and Carlton submitted patient. y to the operation of extracting the ball, after which he was driven home. Hetherington was retired from the public gaze for fifteen years, other and more serious crimes having been proved against him. This was the secret ot his desperate resistance to arrest, for tie knew if he once got in the power ot the law his past record would be dili gently hunted up and used aeainst him. lady Varney s sia.UUO iwel waa re- stored to her, the loss of which erea'.ly astonisuea ucr. inspector Uariton was complimented by lis chief on the ability he had displayed and, what was probably more acceptable, ho received li-om the Duito of Skeliy a check for 100 as a saive for his wounds, for alas! he was no longer "the hau'lsomest man on the force.'1 A. T. Stewart's Remains. Tbfi New Ynrk rvirrpsnr,nHoii-. i( Western paper states positively, from information frnfnprl frr.m inHmutu ft-ifmiu of Judge Hilton, that the late A. 1'. Stewart's body has never been re covered. The thieves who stole it re lied on a womnn'a wpiitrnpan tn rprinam the bones at a costly price. But Mrs. Stewart's friends represented to her tliat u Biie purcuasea tuose poor t ones no man woud lie safe in his grave; that they were cot necessary to the repose of her husband's soul, and that if lie could appear to her in spirit he would tell her never to give one cent to keep alive such an example. Hence the grave robbers had their work and sub sequent expense and long waiting on a reward for nothing. Judge Hilton has said to the correspondents "1 would probably tell you if I had anything to eay, but the newspaper discussion ot the subject is mainly designed to assist the thieves and extort money from Mrs. Stewart. When the subject dies out, and thft wminria nf tha hnur lmnli.il it may be time to talk upon that ques tion." A poet writei: "Oh, let me shed a tear." We join in his appeal. Let him shed a tear ; let him shed two tears one out of each eye 1 And then let some ono hit him five times out of a possible four wltb a blunderbu. thiladelphia thin. FARM, Q1RDES A5D HOUSEHOLD. Corn Mll and Clover liar. Corn meal and tood clover hay will be a proper coraoination oi loocl to produce milk, for corn is rich in starch and oil. both eood for butters and clover hay is rich in caeine or cheese, so that they possess notn tue carnonaceous and ni trogenous elements in proner balance But corn meal is a lieatin g food and must be fed with good judgment. It must not be fed alone, but mixed with a por tion of the clover hay. A portion of the clover hay should be cut into short leneths, and the meal should be mixed with twice its bulk of cut clover, tne clover being moistened so that the meal will adhere to the Eay, and both be raien toeether. If the meal is fed with three times its bulk of cut clover, so much tlib better. The meal being mixed with hay, both will go into the stomaih together, nnd the meal, instead of heing massed in a lump or bolus, will bo distrihnted throughout ti e contents of the stomach, will be raised and re-masticated, and thus not be likely to produce a feverish state of the system. Nicely cured, e.trly cut clover is a good single food formiik, and corn meal will add other qualities so as to give Fome variety; but these two foods may be improved by nddine others so ns to give more vpri-ty. If dairymen should grind half corn nnd half oats together, or even one bushel of oats with two bushels of corn, it would decidedly improve the ration. Oats are excellent for milk. It will also be an improvement to mix fifty pounds ot bran or wheat middlings with too pounds of com meal. It should always be borne in mind that the greater the varety in the food of the cow the better better for the health of the cow nnd better for the flavor ot the milk and butter. If corn meal only is fed with lh clover, then add six quarts of meal, fed in t wo feeds, or better in three feeds, with six or nine quarts of cu' clover, at each feed. It bran bo mixed, then ten pounds of the mixture per day ; if oats and. corn are ground together, eight pounds will t o. The cows should have all the long hay they will eat. This ration, with good water and a warm, well ventilitcd stable, will give a re turn, from good cows, in every way sar islactory. National Live tlork Journal. Minuting Kulcs for Feeitliitt. Never place a jarge amount of coarse fodder beiore an animal at one time. Divide each feeding into two, or three feedings, but make it continuous; that i.i, m fast as they clenu up what is be fore them, give them a little more, un til you think they have eaten enough or one time: then clean the manccr, and. it jou do not turn them out. ailow them t.; stand until the hour for the next feed ing with nothing before them. Have regular hours for giving the food, and vary from them as little as possible. Do not fall into the habit of giving a little every time you go to the stabie, and especially avoid the mistaken kindflessoi Uioe who go out and give v. last foddering iu3: beiore they c'o to bed at ni.ht. Goto the burn thin, if you will and see that ail is sang for the night, but do no: offer any food then Remember th;tt the night, was not made for eaiiug, but far sleeping, and unless ab3 jiutciy necess.try do not feed at un seasonable hours of evtEing or morn ini.'. Apply these rules to nil stoex, whether horses, oxen, sheep or swine, as well as to the milch cows. See that the stables are well lighted, well ventilated, t-.nd for all excepting the sheep, warm enough so thai water will not ij-pez-j in them upon the coldest duy. Sheep bear cold weather well, :irsi require so much ventilation that it is difficult to maintain the temperature above freezing without bavins thettir impure and unwholesome. See also tliat they have a dry and soft bed upon which to sleep. Plenty of bedding is as important to the auimais under your care as to yourself, and a comfortable night's rest is a? nectary to their thrift as it is to your health. Study the quality of food that you have, and if itu not such as is adapted to ttio product that you desire, improve it by the addition of such other material as will supply the clement lacking m what you have. That is to say, if you are producing milk, without legard to quality, and you have hay ot poor quuliiy, such as you cut from IjwlamW, or that which was over-ripe wh-n cut, you must add to it mis, grain, heat bran, or other miik-produeing food. If you desire butter use richer grain, eood corn meal or cotton seed meal. The latter is apt to make butter a little oily. 11 fed with good hay, or withgr. ss (but may he used witn poor hay or straw, or may be mixed with an equal or greater quantity of whei.t bian in winter), its effects would not be noticeable, unless to the critical eye of some ono who was look ink for a strictly first-class article of gilt-edged butter. The same graius and in larger quan tity may be used in fattening stock, if such may be your business. Roots are not of much value tor fattening pur. poses, when fed alone, unless larae amounts are fed ; but a few of them given daily when feeding erain will often largely increase the fattening quality of the grain, probably by increasing the digestive powers ot the animal. "Per hai g this is even more noticeabto with sheep than with tattle. Certainly a daily feed of roots seems to be alnioat a necessity to the successful keeping oi sheep, whether the principal object may be wool, lambs or mutton, or whether either and ail are thankfully received. HotMehold Hint. An exchange says: Black cotton gloves will not crack the hands if scalded iu salt water before wearing. Tne salt prevents fading. When aimo3t drv one should put '.hem on, in order to stretch them and keep them in good shape. When putting up curtains which are to be draped, in a low room, pat the cornice to which the curtains are to be fastened close to toe ceiling, even if the window is put iu lower down, as it gives the effect of greater height to the room. The curtains meeting at the top will conceal the wall. A labor-saving invention is lo have one long cake tin divided in the middle. When making cake put half the quantity in one end of the tin. Add to the re mainder spices, raisins, etc., according to taste, and put iu the other end of the tin. This saves time in making and baking. The result will be two kinds of cake for the basket, and if the tamily is small, one is less likely to have dry cake on hand than if two large cakes are made aiiue same uuih. The total Indian population ot MlofiU gan is 10,11. TIMELY TOPICS. General Fairchild, American minister to Spain, says that he attended a bull Heht in Madrid, and iilthouuh ns nn eld soldier, he had seen many battlefields, the exhibition sickened him and he begged permission to leave, while, at a time when mangled horses were rolling ovpr in the asbnies of death, lovely girls, with dreamy faces and melting dark eyes, beamed with delight and ap plauded, in an ecstasy of pleasure. The plan adopted tor the restoration of the Tay bridge, in Scotland, involves the absolute abandonment and removal ot what yairemaifls of the wretchedly built brrfrge which became a wreck with appallingly fatal results. The new bridge Is to be further up the river, a id will carry a double line of rails. Its cost is to lie far more than was origin ally contemplated, but the intention is now to put the question ot safety be yond any doubt. The distance between New York and Philadelphia, in an air line, is eighty one miles, over a comparatively level country. In a recent paper before the Franklin institute, Mr. W. Barnet Le Van maintained that an air line road could be constructed between the two cities, on which trains could make the distance in one hour, and that the en terprise would pay. The 1 ne he pro posed would cross no roads at grade, and would Lave but two curves of 10,0C0 feet radius each. The London Bitters' Gazelle, referring to the fact that China gra33 hats, which i.n American manufacturer had tried to iutorduee last season, proved an utter failure, adds that they h-ive turned their large stock to a fresh use, and are ad vertising them as wall pocket3. The brims are lined with satin of a bright color and gayly trimmed, and thecrown is made to hold a whisk broom and other odds and ends. "Trust a Yankee," naiveiy adds the Gazelle, "for sitting don with a dead stock of a novelty which has failed to take!'' The Biackfcet.H'ood a - d Piegan Indians on ihe northern border of Montana are sai l to be abandoning their savage life and settling down in ways of peace and civilization. The Helena lndep'fid-M reports that forty heads of families have built log cabins and are cultivating small f'irm?, potatoes, turnips and carrots being their favorite crops. All of the labor done at the agency during the past three ypars in the way of cutting and hauling firewood, putting in crops and building fences, has been performed oy the Indians. Their children n.ttend school, and seem very fond of it, and some read and show creditable attain ments in arithmetic. An eccenuic Berlin philosopher an nounces that he has discovered a wa7 to make a trip around the world in twenty four hours. He s-iys tliat he is informed by the captains of ships that birds are seen at sea a thousand miles or more from land, and pronounc s it, self evident that they must reach shore in a very short, time, since they cannot find a resting place ia midocean. From this he conceived the idea that they merely raise themselves aloft, and, with only enough motion to keep afloat, remain as m arly stationary as possible, while the enth revolves around under them. All they then have to do is to wait until the desired spot on the earth's surtnen comes along, and thcieupon comfortably to lower theo: se.vcs lo solid ground. This iogpni. us practice on the p:rt of birds the I5r-r'in man proposes to imitate lor mankin-1 with the asistana ot a balloon and pussenser car of pccnli tr construction that he has invented, and whicu will soar aloft, and remain stationary, whi.e the restless earth roils on lelw. It dom not appear that lie h;:3 successfully tried a trip with his balloon himself but he has laid his theory before the Polytechnic society of Berlin and given nn elaborate exposition cf it. The society received it apparently with levity, bui the inventor is in dead earnest. Advice to Marksmen. Sergeant A. R. Van Husen, of the Twelith regiment, New York, was formerly amember of Company E, tenth, of this city. He coaches the members cf hi3 regiment while practicing at Creedmoor. Van," it is said, can muke a marksman of any ono who has eyes and will follow instruction?. The sergeant is authority on ride practice Nothing is theory with him. Ever point he has demonstrated dozens o times in practice. Here is his advice to marksmen beiore the butts, which may prove valuable, lo guardsi.cn in this locality: Hold your title loosely and pull it off with a twitch. Grip your gun as though you were making a b ionet thrust. Strain it to your shoulder as it h were your best friend. Control your rifl-J, di.n't let the rifle control you. Pull so carefully and steadily that you won't know when it is going off. Hold it so firmly t'nit you can look through the sights to the target after the tmoke clears away. Don't flinch or twitch the trigger When you get a good aim. hold your breath and tire with a steady pres sure oi tuoinger. ii you are nervous, rest a moment. Keep cool. Remember the best shot on the ground will have to be just as careful about aiming as you ?re. Albany iVes. Turpentine. A correspondent of the ScienliU". AmertC'in says : Let any ono who has an Hack ol loots jaw, take a small quantity of turpentine, warm it and pour it on the w.rnnd, no matter wheio the wound iri, and relief will follow in less than a minute. Nothing better can be applied to a severe cut or bruise than cold tur pentine; it will give certain relict al most instantly, .turpentine is also a sovereign remedy for croup. Saturate a piece ot flannel with it and place tne flannel on the throat and chest, and in ivciy ease threeor four drops on a lump ot sugar may be taken inwardly. E fr et y lumily should have a bottle on hand. The little boxes of thin wood which are used to carry butter or lard in, when covered with cambric or silk, pake pretty work boxes. Small orach laskets, painted and lined with a bright olor, are ornamental and convenient. esides sflording tho satisfaction which omet from making- something from . thing. AN OMINOUS TEAK. Mother Shlpton' Prophecy 'M Applied tolNSl. We consider ourselves r-art of an aire that, if it is not altogether freed iron; superstition, is fast slip king off the shackles, without, we hope, nny detri ment to lofty religious belief; and we look back with wonder and contempt at those creatures whose'minds were of the order that made them dupea of Cornelius Agrippa, of Nostradamus, of Cagliostro, and ot the whole horde of men wise in the dark art. Yet in spite of our belongings and our contempt, and because this is the year 1881, the majority of newspapers published in the English language have felt that their readers had a right to see some portion of Mother Shipton's prophecy, and have given it to them generously. Indeed, so many various scraps of this precious docum"nt hav; been printed at one time and another that if one should put them together it would take almost as many years as Mother Shipton lived in orcer to read them; and we cannot help thinking that in genious penny-a-liners have supplied versicles to the good dame to help her out, with a noble disregard of authen ticity, and a discreet knowledge tliat four hundred years and over are likely to render anything of a legendary char acter more or less corrupt and incorect anyway. It is a curious document, this old lady's prophecy. But since one of the features failed to fulfill its If in the year 18-JO she having declared, it is said, tiiat London streets should be deluded in blood when the dragon of Bow Cliurch and the grasshopper of the Royal Exchange should meet, which event happened, without the expected result, at a time when both ot these vanes lay together in a stone-mason's yard awaiting repaiis since that time people have not expected so much of Mother Shipton as they once did. " Around the world thoughts shall fly In the twinkling ol an eye; Water shall yet nioie wonders do, Now strungo, it eball bo true," j runs one of the quatrains in a copy that may be as doubtful as all the rest, prophesying after the fact. " Through the hills man shall rido, And no horso or as be at his side; Under waters men eliixll walk, Shiill ride, shall Bleep, shall tulle," runs auottier; and although she skips the telephone and the phonograph and the pliotopuone, she winds up with something hming rather a special in terest to our own guniration : " Fire and water shall wonders do, England sball admit a Jtiw, Anil llo world to un end shall come Iu i-igi,Uon hundied uml ei-diiy-one." There is many a simple soul silting by couutry firesides these win er nights, reared in a prewsome fate which puts heaven chiefly iu the attitude of the angry and outraged avenger to whom those lines have had a vague error ol possibility. They tire people who were taught in childhood toexpeel the end ot the world, to whom then a peculiarly bright moonlight spread the earth with ghastly corpse-color tliat loreboded LOthicg else, to whom an easterly storm seemed sou elbir.g that not im probably might have no close, and in whose quaking nigtnmaro dreama a day of jddgmeut was a, prominent factor. They would perhaps bu ushamed to tell jiu, but ever since they heard ol Mother Shipton's name they have sj 'srntlw, felt tliat they should be a little l id'vnen 1881 was over aud done with Njthing to them does the word ol science signify; no notion comes into their heads as to the inco'isi.stency ol oi ginning such a univer se simply to de si; oy it before bringing it to completion ; ti1ey are i.nlj blindiy eon jerned Iu their own late in such a contingency, and they are watching the weather siuns this yiar as they never did b:-lore. Woe be tide them if this winter a bri.nhteraurora hitenslhe north than usual, or sends up more crimson banners and fiery lances to the zenith! Woe betide them ii a cold spell come, where lomr etav oi ihu mercury below i&tio suagesls the horriLl j negation ot death! Wee betide them if the spring rainj are copious enough to fill the brooks and make freshets in the rivers with visions of an other deluge! Woe betide them if Au gust or November gives them such a star-shower as was known in 1833! From all these things dreadful portents arise, and they will not really know tranquil security again till the old year his been rung out and lJ rungiu. Harper's Bazar , He Knew Cats. A little old colored man who lives on the upper end of Autoine street was down at the City Hall yesterday to see the superintendent of police regarding a disturbance which had taken place "around his house the night before. He described the noises as consisting of shouts and groans, and yelps and yells, ! and the superintendent observed : " 1 presume it was a congregation of i) .ts. Gel hve or six cats together on one of these cold nights and they will almost raise the dead." "Cats! cats!'1 replied the old man. "Doan' you 'spose I know cats when 1 hears 'em? Cats! Do cats frow frozjn cabbages agin my front deah? Dj cats call on me to come out an' get my ole jed knocked off ? Do cats call my old women de wu't liar an' gossip in de Stait of Michigan ? ' "I presume not." "An I presume not, too! I'm fond of tats, an' I'll bet on how smart dey am, but when it comes down lo a cat heavin' a lrczm 'later frew my kitchin' winder, an' cailin' out dat I'm to'teen years.behind on my pew-rc-nt, it's car'yiu' ue leune Diziessa metieioo tur vnree Press. Short of Women. The first c filial returns of Ihe new census ot Iowa, embracing about hall tho counties in tne Mate, show that this ! is a good brate lor Massachusetts to send her surplus women to. In cverv a. untv of the portion ot the Slate reported the mile population exceeds the lcmale. So that this is still a State with sp'endid inducements for good-looking and good women to emigrate- 10. according to the last returns we are short at least fifty thousand women in Iowa, to make it an even thing all round. If New England and New York had that number of women, ot the best kind, to spare, tuey win piease send them alonir tn Iowa. Here they will find the very best homes in the world, and in time, and not a very long time either, the best LUibauoj. a van (ia.) Uncord. HUMOKOUd. Ice dealers are hippy" over a snlid North. Cionks lick self esteem. They are always running themselves down. The apple mav bo the o.dest fruit, but we know ot an elderberry. Sleubenvilla Herald. A man ought to know what an at tempt to bribe is. If he does not he is no.judc. The " happy hunting-! grounds " are loosted in a State whero thero is no game law. There are 1,037 students in attendance at the various schools and departments of Yale college. Utile Rock. Arknnsas is to have a glass factory. There will bo the usual amount, of blowing about . it. New York News. We bnve never kn iw-i a train to b3 thrown from the track by a single hair. hut. a switch will sometimes do it. Baltimore Every Siturday. An exchange says: "Streams all over the county are running ary." Thisii a cauard. When a stream is dry it can't run. NorrUtown Herald, The quickest way to find out whether a eun is loaded or not is to blow down the muzzle. If It is not loaded, you will live lo do it again. Philadelphia Neu:s. Little boy "Grandmtmm''. has my rocking-horse got rheumatism?" Grand mamma "No, my love. Why?' Little boy -"Because its legs are stiff like yours." An article goinz the round of the press is entitled, ' Why is Lif'-j n, Disap pointment?" We suspect it is bfcauso t he othpr fellow gol the most votes. Karri town Herald . "Now, Sammy, tell me, have you read the story of Joseph? "Oh! yes. uncle." "Welt, then, what wrong om they do when they sold their brother?" "They sold him too cheap, I think." A subscriber wanLs to inquire if the ago of a horse is carriage. We thiuk lot. The only age ever heard lor a horse in the market is seven yiars. They rarely get beyond that figure, wo believe. Rockland Courier. Vou may guess il bananas are thoroughly ripe, Yon may guess if they're stale by the leel, You may guess il they're apt your gastrics to gi-ipo, But you re sure lo slip up on tho peel. l'My Puck. Many sailors have their Lards and t-.rms marked with India ink. Some of th:3Workis very tiae, nnd the sailors exhibit it with pride, thinking it can not be excelled. Yet almost any snaro irummer can beat a tattoo. Rome Sen im I. Reporting in the Iloiiso of Commons. The reporters' gallery in the British hoim of commons contains accommo dation for nineteen reporters. Thero are berches at the back with an equal number of seats. Tho front Eeat3 arc allotted among the Lmdon morning newspapers in the proportion of two to each, one seat being occupied b? the ro porLer who hippms to be tstkin his turn, and the olt.er by tlm mauauf-r of the crps, who combines with the mani loid duties pertaining to that offi :y the ir.sk of writing the summary. An ex ception to this allocation exists in the 7mcf; by an arrangement dating back to the time when the amount of atwo.r modatiou was rather in excess of th'. demand than otherwise, that uewspapt t lias b'jen permitted to appropriate thf" o scat.s. Tail baa mt been hitherto cbai !Bi.'fd, but as there ii no pretense that the extra seat is required lor the Imsi ties:t of the paper it will be allotted t---sonic ol.ter paper next season. Ia ad dition to the morning paper b jxei then are t wo occupied by tho press aJiujia tion and central news. The Advance in Christian Work. The grand advanco in Christian work since the beginning of the present cen tury ii not onlv remarkable, but full of Koodclu.fr. The following figures will not only he read with interest, but de serves to bi caretuliy studied 18' 10. Number ot trunslutions ol Jitblei , SO Missionary societies.... 7 Misiiimitries 17(1 Contributions 250.1100 Uibles distributed 5 Ut 0,01)0 Conveits 50,0 0 SchouU 70 1S.S3. 2-50 70 2 500 S0,-50,00 1-50 000,000 1,800,010 12,0.0 These aro i-r.ind nni inspiriting figures, nnd ought to stimulate to in creased diligence and enoryy. Looking backward at what hasbciu done froi: a starting point of such small bein nings, who shall limit tho p'issibi.iiijv ol the future? Chritiaa at Work- 1.1. lie Things. Springs are little things, but they are sources ot rime streams; a helm is a little thing, but it governs t!:0 course cf a ship ; a bridle bit U a .i.vio t ling, bur, we know ls use and power; nans ai a pegs are little things, but they hold tie parts or a lare building together; a word, a look a smile, a frown, are little tilings, hnt powerful lor good or evil. i hick ot inn, ana mi no tne tune thing. fay that little debt; it It is a promise redeem it. You know not what impor tant events may .hang upon it. Kep your word sacred; k-p it lo the child ren they will mark it former than any one else, and tue ftVct will probably b-i as lasting as life. Mind lit lo things. Ireland has at least one popular lund. lord, although he is a baronet, an nb si'Utee and an Englii-hmau. He is Sir Cavendish Horvty Foster, rector cf Theydon Gamon, in Essex. This rever end baronet has un estate in Louth, ono of Ihe counties said, to be the wo st in Ireland. When the day t ame, not loug ago. tor the collection of his rents he sent instructions to his agents to deduct fn per cent, ihe tenants unanimously relused to accept it; they declared that their rents were low enough already, their landlord a good and cousiderutu one and the harvest sufficient to cover bis rtghtlul demand. They, therefore, insisted upon the ageU taking thd. rents in full. Mr. U.'d eld, the well known corre spondent of the Cincinnati Vvmmerciid, says that the average income ot In wy r , doctors and ministers in the United" States is about f 520, while the aveiatr? pay of government, employees, (xi-e-i, 1 poatmaslers of the second ui third elMiei, U boHt 11,700. of