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HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher. EIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, TA., THUBSPAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1881. NO. 31. NIL DESPERANDUM. Trust Them as f.ong as Ton Can. Look not with suspicion on others Because at one time yon were foiled j The world Is too full of misgivings, With sin and doccit it is soiled. Yot jndgo not too harshly the next 0110 Who may offor a friendly hand, Nor think of yonr past wrongs too often, But trust all as long as you can. Speak not in rough words to tho fallen, Perchance they may yet rise again; Tliou little dost know their temptations, " Thou little canBt feel their heart's pain. If Clod In Ilis infinite mercy Has spared yon the griefs they have felt, Your heart should respond in thanksgiving, And pride in humility melt. There Is much to offend the senses, There is much to disgust tho tasto ; Yet often tho hest of material May be gathered from seeming wasto. 'Tis not for us Unites to measure To the depths of another's sin God soos not, as man, but tho outward, He looks at the motives within. Our life has its sweet and its bitter, And often the latter exceeds; But t'on in tho fairest of gardens We still can discover some weeds. Yet our days might bo made much brighter If we only would try this plan Of seeking to cover men's failings ; And trust all as long as ce can. F. O. Drowning. THE CANCELED DEBT. " See, Vincent, I found this memo randum among a package of grandma's letters. It must have gotten there by accident." Vincent Tracy took the paper, yel lowed by age, and glanced over it. . Then he handed it back to his bister, saying: "It was just like grandmother. When she did good it was always in that un ostentatious way. Her right hand never knew what her left had given forth. I wish we might find a friend like her." "So do I," said Gertrude, with a sober look on her pretty face. " How little she thought that even the sum mentioned in this" holding up the faintly traced lines and running her eye over them mechanically " would be a comparative fortune to us." " I urn glad the kind old soul was taken home before the losses came. We are young and can bear disappoint ment, and can struggle to make our own way in the world. But our grand-motlit-r'would have felt the difference keenly." " I dott quite understand how such a large fortune could melt so suddenly. !) vnn. Vincent? Has some ne cheated ns V" . "Jiu, Ueriie. It was all because of tho wav the money was invested. Lawyer Grey advised that it should be taken from the bank and put into insurance stock. Thrn came those firs in Chicago, and afterward in Boston, and some of the best companies burst up. Our money went with them. Say, Gertrude," as a thought struck him, ' let ns try and find who it was that grandmother meant by those initials. If he was smart ho may have made a fortune out of her loan, and might be willing to give us back what be borrowed. Four thousand dollars would just enable me to finish my law studies, and would give you the last year at madam's. Then we'd both have our diplomas, and might shake onr fists in the face of the world before we began to wrest our living from it." Gertrude smiled at Vincent's boyish speech, as she said, quietly: " Wouldn't it be better to coax for tune instead of to drive her?" "That depends on circumstances. Women, of course, have to be silky and smooth-faced to get along." "And men have to ape - their beards, and be rough. Is that the idea, brother mine?'' Vincent laughed. "That's it, sis, exactly. But let me have another look at that paper." He took it in his hand and read aloud: "Lent B. V. Z. to-day four thousand dollars, which I drew irom the bank for that purpose. I did not require a- note, as I am old and may be called suddenly, and would not press him for payment until ready to make it. I have perfect confidence in his honesty, and am sure lie will return it at some future time, if possible. If not, and his previous bad fortune follows him in his new venture he is about to make, I can afford to lose the money, and he is welcome to it." The date appended was twenty years previous, and as Vincent was only eighteen, while his sister was two years younger, the loan had been made pre vious to their births. Mrs. Graham's only daughter had married and gone with her husband to India. Ten years had elapsed before children had been given to her arms, and so at the time the memoranda bore date there was every prospect that the race would die out with Mrs. Tracy. " If grandmother had known that she was to have us to leave her money to, she would have been more careful of it. Don't you think so, Gertie?" i " I don't know," answered Gertrude, thoughtfully. "At any rate, I am glad she did as she did. I'm sure she had treasures laid up in the right place." Vincent's "Yes" woe an absent minded one. IIo was in a brown study about something. Then he said: "Si, you are very handy in com posing. Now you just put your wits to work, and write an article relating to this a sort of blind one, you know. Say that if B. V. Z., or his heirs ore living, they will hear of something to their advantage by communicating with V. T. No; with the heirs of B. G. " "You mistake. Vincent. It would be to our advantage." 'Don't interrupt," said Vincent, loftily. " I look at it from the higher plane. Isn t it purer pleasure to pay a just debt than to feel that perhaps one inas ueirauueu an orphan y" , "isat it one knows nothing nh rmr if 9 If the person grandma loaned it to is dead, would his children feel glad to hear of such a large debt ? You know that it was twenty years ago that this happened." Vincent looked slightly discomfited at this view pf the subject, But Gertrude, seeing that she had the best of the argument, was magnani mous, and did not follow up her victory. She took up a pen, and, after a mo ment's thought, wrote something on a sheet of note paper. ' There, Vincent, will that answer ?" 'Vincent took it from her and read : " If B. V. Z., or his or her heirs, know anything of a sum of money loaned a long time ago to B. V. Z. (without any seourity but his promise to pay as soon as able to do so), they will confer a favor upon the heirs of B. G. by communicating with them at their convenience. Address V. T., Box 1181, P. o. "That's all right, Gertie. Copy it right away, and I'll run to the office with it." "Running won't hurry the mail, Vin," said Gertrude, pithily. "Don't tease, Gertie. Girls are not nice when they torment a fellow." "But a 'fellow' needs to be kept down a little, or he realizes too deeply that he is a so-called Lord of creation, you know, Vincent. But you are better than most ; so I'll be your humble little servant, and do as you say." And the girl bent and touched her Una tn her brother's forehead, with a bright smile, which atoned for her teas ing. Thn advertisement was duly inserted, and for davs and weeks the two studied the columns of the daily paper, hoping for an answer. But none came, and at last, in the pressure of newly-assumed dutiee, all thought of it faded gradually out cf their minds. Vincent had found a position in a store, and Gertrude had gone back to her school as a pupil teacher, so as to finish the nearly completed course of study which had been interrupted by her kind grandmother's death, and the loss of fortune which had so speedily followed it. Timo passed on, and Gertrude was graduated at the head of her class, carry ing off high, honors. She was at once offered a position in madam's school at a good salary. She accepted with a glad heart. Now she could help Vincent to carry out his heart's dearest wish, as her only expenses would bo for her clothing, and she could appropriate tho most of her earnings toward paying for his tuition at the law school. " Wait. Gertie." said Vincent (clear ing his throat of a lump which had come into it as he had listened to her unself ish offer), " until I get a start. It's your turn now, but mine will come if industry and perseverance can compass it; then we'll see." " I have no doubt you'll get me a coach and four, Vin," said Gertrude, with a slight touch of her old mischief lurking about her lips and eyes; but she sobered down at once and added, seriously: " Love me always as well as you do now, and continue to be the same steady, good-principled boy, and I shall be the happiest, most contented sister in the whole world." Spite of Vincent's twenty years and tall stature, Gertrude still called him a boy; and that name from her lips sounded in his cars with a music no other title could have carried with it. With the lapse of two more twelve months Vincent Lad attained the first stepping-stone toward success. He had mastered the details of his chosen pro fession, had passed his examination, and his name was enrolled among those who were considered competent to un ravel knotty law points. Judge Lorrimer, a famous jurist, had taken a fancy to him, and admitted him to his office, first as clerk, then after a time as junior partner. He found his position no sinecure, but he worked un weariedly on, feeling no effort too great that would help him on toward fortune and fame. One day, while searching for some documents pertaining to an important case, he came upon some papers yellow with age, labeled " B. V. Z.'s Bonds." The conjunction of initials was such an unusual one, that Vincent's heart gave a sudden bound. Surely he had come at last upon a clew which would enable him to find tho person to whom his grandmother had made the loan. As soon as he could gain Judge Lorrimer's car he told him of his discovery, and of his reason for being so much interested in it. The judge listened with attention until Vincent had concluded his Btory. Then he said : "Even if your surmises are correct, my opinion is that you can do nothing about it. Mr. Zennington has been dead many years, and his heirs are abroad. They were two grandchildren a boy and a girl and as their father's friends were in England, after their mother's death they were, as a matter ot course, sent to their natural guardians. They must be grown up by this time." A client entering stopped the conver sation, and it was not again resumed. Some months after Judge Lorrimer in vited Vincent to a dinner-party. "Be sure and come and bring your sisterwilh yon," he said. "Iam ex pecting some pleasant friends, and I would like you to meet them." It was quite an event in the lives of the brother and sister. Their daily duties allowed them but little recrea tion. So when it did come they enjoyed it all the more. Among all the guests gathered to gether within the judge's stately home, none looked fairer or sweeter than Ger trude Tracy in her dress of simple white, and her Dreast-knot or velvet leaved, golden-eyed pansies. Vincent, too, oompared favorably with any of the gentlemen present. Straight and broad shouldered, with an expression in his clear, dark eyes which told of a daunt less spirit, and of a hopeful, sunny nature, which is one of the most precious of gifts within fortune's power to be stow. He was seated at table beside a young girl who was introduced to him as Miss Montague. As he glanced at her he could think of nothing but a modest white rose. She was of a dainty fair ness of complexion, with a faint pink upon each dimpled cheeK. iter eyes were as blue as forget-me-nots though their color was rarely visible, so per sistently did the white lids shut them in. At first she was very shy, but after a time Vincent succeeded in drawing her out, and the two chatted away as confidentially as though acquaintances of years instead of houis. Gertrude was equally well enter tained. Her vis-a-vis was a courtly mannered youth, who had evidently seen much of the world, and his de scriptions of continental society half humorous, but without a touch of mal iceheld the girl's pleased attention until the party broke up. The brother and sister weie very silent as they went home, and, strange to say, neither questioned the other as to the cause of the unusual abstraction. But the truth was each was recalling the musio of the pleasantly modulated voices which had so lately entranced their ears, or were seeing again in mem ory the witching glances , of bright PVfiB. Wliat was Vincent's surprise and pleasure, some days later when the judge came into the office with tho two vounor strangers, who were brother and sister, and introduced them again to his vounar nrotesre; but this time he added, turning to Claude Montague: "Mr. Tracy is the young man of whom I told you, Claude," and then Vincent found his hand taken in a firm clasp, and heard earnest words of grat itude poured forth. "Benjamin V. Zennington was our grandfather, Mr. Tracy, and once, when his fortunes were at an ebb so low that ruin stared him in the face, a noble- hearted friend gave him help. We knew of this debt of gratitude, as in after years ho used to talk about it, But we my sister and 1 were so young at the time of his death that the name of his benefactress escaped our memories. So we have never canceled the debt." " And we can never, never repay it," said the soft voice of Blanche Monta gue; " for money alone would be pow erless to do so. All we have in the world is indirectly owing to your grandmother's assistance." As Vincent met the iraun gaze oi tne soft blue eyes he thought how pleasant it would be to cancel any debt in that direction by asking for a very precious gift herself. But as he did not put his ideas into words Blanche was none the wiser, although if eyes could have spoken his ardent look would have soon told his secret. This discovery at once placed the young people on the sure looting oi friendship, and they were thrown to gether very often, as a matter of course; and need I tell my discerning reader that at last the heirs of Mrs. Graham and of B. V. Zennington became joint possessors of both estates by entering into that mystio alliance which is for better or for worse ? Thirty Royal Mummies. It would not be easy to exaggerate tho importance of the discovery of thirty royal mummies in the " Gate of the Kings," near Thebee. Every Egypt ologist mutt envy UerrBrugsch for the good fortune which awaited him wlieu lie arrived in the Bab el Malook. The thirty mummies which he found weie, as he could read at a glance, though he must have felt it difficult to believe his eyes, those of all the most illustrious monarchs of the most glorious epoch of Egyptian history. There lay, side by side, Queen Hatasoo, King Thothmes III., acd King Rameses II., the great Sesostris himself. Of kings of minor note were nearly all those of the eighteenth dynasty, together with the father and grandfather of Ramses, and his daughter, whose name, Mautnejem, is new to us. But here the reports may be in error, and the n?me be an unusual form of Maut-notem, the grandmother of Pinotem. The earliest mummy found is that of Raskenen, a king of that obscure dynasty which preceded the eighteenth, and which is sometimes reckoned the thirteenth, and sometimes as the seventeenth. The latest body is that of Finotem, the third king of the twenty.llist dynasty, who reigned as nearly as possible a millenium B. C. In addition to the royal mummies a multitude of objects bearing cartouches will throw great light upon the succes sion of these kings ; and the tent of Pinotem, of leather, embroidered and colored, and covered with hieroglyphics, cannot fail to clear up some historical difficulties as to the priest-kings of Thebes. It has been suggested that the mummy reported to bo that of Thothmes ill. is in reality that of the son of Pinotem, whose name, Ram en Keper, is the throne name or title of the great eighteenth dynasty monarch ; but until all the inscriptions are read this must remain matter of doubt Saturday Review, The Welsh People. The Welsh people are simple in their habits and very polite, writes a travel ing correspondent. The peasant women, always plainly dressed in short f locks, a handkerchief tied around the neck and shoulders, with a tall, conical-shaped hat, seldom fail to make a courtesy when they meet strangers or those of the upper classes. The rich and poor are proud of their Welsh origin, and they are clannish and tenacious of their language, customsand traditions. Their church services are conducted in the Wesh language, and they observe with strict fidelity the church rules and regu lations. The bulk of the better classes belong to the Church of England, while the poorer classes and peasants are Methodists. During my stay over Sun day I attended the Episcopal church wi'h my friends. The services, of course, were in Welsh. The minister noticed that we had but one book between us, and he walked down during the service and handed us another one, in a simple and quiet way. I noticed also that the first lesson of the service was read by theleader of the choir, while the sec ond was read by one of the boys who sang in the choir, and the whole congre gation impressed one with the earnest ness and devotional spirit they mani fested through the whole service. The language is built up largely of conso nant, with but few liquid sounds, and at first, and to a person not familiar with it, souuds severe and harsh, FOR THE LAMES. A Prince of. Ilnytl. The Boston Traveller gives this de scription of a Haytian princess: The lady was the Princess Soulouque, daughter of the Emperor Soulouque, who was driven from his throne three years ago and died in exile in Jamaica. Her face was a dead jet black, but the features were softly molded, and with a fine set of laughing teeth made her appearance prepossessing. She wore a jaunty white turban hat with an im mense cardinal red feather floating away behind like a ship's pennon. Her riding dress was of sky blue, very long and trailing in the dnst. Around her waist was a broad gold sash, and in her bosom she wore a sapphire brooch al most as large as a saucer. She was niountedTon a Venezuelan horse about sixteen hands high, which was made a present to her father by the president of Venezuela, me norso was as re markable as the woman on his back. He was a'clear cream color all over the body, with long snow-white mane and tall, and'most admirable shape. The ladies' riding-whip had a gold handle, studded with precious stones, and the bridle chain was of solid silver. She wore yellow leather gloves, with gaunt lets extending as far as the elbow. Her voice had a tendency to falsetto, and its tones were peculiarly entertaining to hear. The princess, but no longer a princess by tho laws of the land, was educated iu Europe and spoke four languages. Fashion Notes, Basques of watered silk will be worn with skirts of surah, trimmed with moire. Blue denin blouses and overskirts are worn over sgirts oi lawn tennis stripes. Large dots on black, white and col ored net is the novelty of the passing moment for street wear. Stamped silks are to be tho novolty of next season. The designs are taken from playing cards and from Alhambra wall decorations, or sometimes represent Egyptian heads. The eyes of peacock feathers are massed to niako the Argus turbans in which young girls delight, and wings of a single dark color are added at each side of the feuthor bands. New round fans of pale lilac or deli cate silver gray satin are painted with pink geranium blossoms, bits of sea weed, anemones, and pale blue corn flowers, and are bordered with gathered frills of pearl-wrought Spanish lace. Blackberries, tomatoes, red and yel low, greengages, dark red plums, hazel nuts, elderberries, Scottish thistles, acorns, caterpillars made of silk chenille and birds' nests filled with tiny eggs appear upon French bonnets for the autumn. A very pretty way for a voung girl to arrange her hair is to drawit in smooth waves off the forehead to the back, where it may be curled in two short.full curls, that are held together by an or namented haiqun, a ribbon bow or a small comb. Shopping sachols of straw to be suspended from the belt are made after the fashion of tho flat, square Russia leather or tinsel bags. They have handle and clasps, and on the outside is a tiny pocket just large enough to carry a small bouquet of flowers. Underneath tho tight-fitting princess dress, inventive woman wears skirts of washing silk, which fall well to the figure. Soft curtain lace is also used for these petticoats finished with full coquilles of lace at the hem. The peep one gets at them as the wearer moves her train is very pretty. Gimps of solid silk closely resem bling the richest embroidery are among the most elegant of fall dress tiimmings. With those gimp3 come heavy cords and elaborate pieces for especial pur poses, shaped to fit the collar, cuff, plastron, rever cr panel. Crochet and silk buttons are greatly in use. A dressy poke bonnet for tho fall is made ofcream-colored straw, lined with bottle-green velvet. The trimming consists of two pheasants' wings posed on the right side of the hat. On the left is a cluster of crimson crushed roses veiled with Spanish lace. The broad strings of surah show a mixture of crimson, cream color and dark green. Velvet forms a very important factor of the autumn fashions. Nothing ex ceeds it as a trimming for richness and elegance. Plush, though exceedingly effective and elegant, is less durable and really more expensive than velvet, as the dampness quickly affects the downy texture of the pile, giving it a flattened, soiled look, destroying the fresh appearance of the most costly toilet. Shepherd's plaid dresses of soft all wool fabrics, iu black and white, blue and gold, ruby and cream color, or gray and brown, is one of the materials par excellence for ordinary street costumes this fall. A few of the dresses made of these goods are combined with velvet, but they are usually made up of kiltings of the tame, adorned with handsome buttons of blue or gray steel, or silver. Audacious Autograph. The emperor of Japan has for the first lime fully tasted the sweets of earthly grandeur; he has been asked for his autograph. The venerable min ister of the household was much per turbed when a letter arrived from Eng land addressed directly to his majesty. A thought of infernal machines prompted him to open, but respect forbade; bo an interpreter was summoned and the mis sive opened in the emperor's presence. Inside was a black card with an orna mental border and a request that the imperial name be placed thereon. The Japanese are said to have a remarkable veneration for the first of anything, and as this letter was the first ever addressed by a foreigner, not only to the present emperoi of Japan, but to any emperor of Japan since lbo age cf the gods, it is supposed that its writer will receive be august autograph he craves. SUNDAY REAPING. Soarce ot 1'ersonnl Ileouiv. A beautiful person is the natural form of a beautiful sou'. The mind builds its own house. The soul takes precedence of the body, and shapes tho body to its own likeness. A vacant mind takes all the meaning out of the fairest face. A sensual disposition de forms the handsomest features. A cold, selfish heart shrivels and distorts the best looks. A mean, groveling spirit takes all the dignity out of the figure and all the character out of the countenance. A cherished hatred trans forms the most beautiful linaraents into an image of ugliness. It is as im possible to preserve good looks with a brood of bad passions feeding on the blood, a set of low loves tramping through the heart, and a selfish, dis dainful srdrit enthroned in the will, as to preserve the beauty of an elegant mansion, with a litter of swine in the basement, a tribe of Rypsies in the par lor, and vultures in the upper part. Golden Rule. Itclloloun News and Nolo. The Southern Presbvterian church has two churches in the province of Pornambuco, Brazil, and two other congregations. A new missionary society, called the Evangelical Association ou Behalf of the German Protestants in America, has been formed at Barmen. Germany, Examinations for Sunday-school teachers on the International Lessons ar.d on church doctrine and church government, will be hold by the Pres byterian church in Canada in Decem ber next. It is proposed to make a new canvass of London, in order to biing a lurger proportion cf the children into the Sundav.schools. The number of Sud day-Ecbcol scholars in the metropolis is now within a fraction of ten pel cent. of the whole population, but a quarter of a million of tho children are still out. The ninth triennial conference of Young Men's Christian associations of all lands met iu London, July 30. About 500 delegates, representing nearly 3,000 associations, attended. One of the most important addresses was made bv the Earl of Shaftesbury, who was the first president of an association of this kind. There were iu 1880 in India CS9 for eign missionaries, do'J native ordained agents, 3-10,1)23 Christian adherents and 102,414 communicants, showing a gain since 1871 of sixty-seven missionaries, 161 nativo ordained agents, 110,305 ad herents and 49,028 communicants. The number of communicants has nearly (not quite) doubled in ten years. A new sect has arisen in Chicago, whose members call themselves Over' comers. They assume to have a pecu liar inheritance in the promises which were made to the seven churches of Asia, claim to work miracles and be lieve in the salvation of all, even of the devil ; but many will first have to pass through purgatory. Their leader and some of their most advanced saints are said to be on their way to Jerusalem to inaugurate the new dispensation. Tho programme for the Protestant Episcopal church congress to Le held at Providence, R. I., has been pub lished. Tho set topics for discussion are "Civil Service Reform," "Meth ods of Charity Organization," "Revi sion of King James' Vernon cf the New Testament," "Tho Relation of the Parishes to Diocr ses and of Dio ceses to the Geneial Convention in the Matter of Jurisdiction and Rcpresenta- tion," " Liturgical Growth," "Educa tion of Divinity Students," Spiritual Culture, its Aims and Methods. Curing by Charm ltemcdie. A recently-published European work ou superstitious, says : At the present day, in 6pite of the march of intellect, there is still -a widespread belief in the prevention and cure of the common ail ments of life by certain remedies, which take the form of charms and amulets, or are preserved in those countless quaint recipes which from timo im memorial have been handed down from parent to child. Indeed, thousands place far greater faith in their domestic treatment of disease than in the skill of medical science. Most of the ordin ary ailments have "charm remedies." According to a popular notion fright is a gocd cure for ague. A key, on ac count of the ooldness of the metal, is often placed on a person's back to stop n nose-bleed. In some places a toad is killed by transfixing it with some sharp pointed instrument, after which it is inclosed in a little bag and suspended around the neck. According to a deep- looted notiou among our rural popula tion the most efficacious cure for scald or burn is to be found in certain word charms, mostly of a religious character. One example runs as follows : There came two angels from the north, Oiio was Fire, and one was Frost. Out Fire : in Frost, " In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost." Sleeping on stones, on a particular night, is au old method of curing lame ness practiced iu Cornwall. For rheu matism professors of the healing art have advised the sufferer to carry about in his pocket the right fore-loot of a female- hare, while others consider a potato equully efficacious. A Cornish cure is to crawl under a bramble which has formed a second root iu the ground or to drink water in which a thunder- stone has been boiled. The curative properties attributed to some colors is illustrated by the treatment formerly employed in cases of smallpox. Thus red bed-coverings were thought to bring the pustules to the surface of the body and the patient was recommended to look at red substances. There are countless remedies to drive away warts. One remedy is to open the warts to the quick and to rub them with the juice of a sour apple, which should afterward be buried, and as it decomposes tho warts will die away. Some rub the wart with eel's blood and other3 believe in the efficacy of the ashen tree. After picking each wart with a pin they stick it into the bark and repeat this rhyme : . -" " Alwn tree, ashen tree, ' l'raj Uny theno warts of me," SCIENTIFIC NOTES. The antcnnie of insects, besides being organs of touch, seem to be organs of smell. Flio dep-ivod of their aDtennre cease to display interest in tainted meat. The arguments of Malthus in regard to the relation between food supply and increase of population are said to apply to llsh. They increase more rap idly than their food. Ammonia is to be found everywhere. By suspending a piece of glass, und after a while washing its outer surface by means of a spray bottle, the pres ence of ammonia may be ascertained. From a paper published in Le Genie Civil on experiments performed with the cremating furnaces of Cadet, Mnl ler k Fichet and do Lagedardiere, it appears that the disposing of hnmau remains by burning is making consid erable progress iu Italy. Auother note on the formation of tails of comets was read by M. Faye before the French Academy. Ho held that Herschel, Arago, Delaunay, and other astronomers did not thoroughly stndy the subject, but that Newton did so, and gave an adequate explanation. The author maintained that the tails of comets are nothing but the result of a continual emission of particles from the heads of these visitants, very like tho tail of smoke emitted by a runniug lo comotive. It has sometimes beeu thought, says 7i Lumiere Eleclrimte, that a copper cable of enormous thickness would bo required to transmit the hydraulic power of Niagara Falls to New York. Professor Ayrton has shown that the whole power could be transmitted by a slender cop per wire, provided that the wire could be thoroughly insulated. He has also shown that the only hindrance to re ceiving the whole power is the friction of the machines. It is, therefore, be lieved that immense machines, with continuous currents, with detached ex citers or magnetic electric machines, driven very rapidly by steam-power, will hold a very important place iu the future transmission of energy. With such machines it would be possible to warm and light workshops and give them the power uecessaty to move all their machinery by means of an ordina ry telegraph wire, thoroughly insulated, and conveying energy from great dis tances. Professor Perry also thinks it will some timo become possible to see what is going ou in remote places by means of electricity. The London Time, commeutinj on the addresses delivered at the late medi cal congress in London bearing on tho origin of disease, evidently supports the germ theory as the only rational one. It concludes an exceptionally able article with these words: The study of the genus of diseases opens an indefinite vista of possibilities to pathology. If all epidemic diseases, such as scailet fever and typhus, originate in specific spores or poisons if f mallpoi is sown just as coi n is sown, and if the develop nient of such maladies in the body be to the akin process of fermentation as explained by chemistry the conditions of medicine and life itself seem revolu tionized. Wo find ourselves attacked by subtle enemies, deadly corpurclos which are barely visiblo and lie almost beyond human keu. The mo-it wary of u may find himself m a sort of ambus cade. But tho theory also brings com fort. New methods of prevention and cure are placed in our hands, and we discover disease' to be, not a self-creating, ever-renewing foe toman, but a parasite which, once Idled, would trouble luni no more. " Want a 'Bus ?" The omnibus line at Qaincy, Illinois is owned by Miss Lillie Slocum, a very prepossessing young lady of about nine teen. When rushed with business edie often takes charge of one of the vehi cles and attends the trains and boats, collecting the fare from passengers and seeing to the handling of their baggage, It is a little trying on the nerves of total stranger when he alights from train to have a charming young lady with ripe, pouting lips, come tripping up to him with Would you like a bus sir.' let it is said to be a daily s en at the yuincy depot. The farst im pulse of tho person addressed is glance quickly around to see if any one is looking, and then he grins from ear to ear and says, "I don't mind," and his astonishment goes away up above par when she politely points out the omnibus a short distauco away. There are busses and 'busses. Free Press, A I'urloui Spot, Between the m nth of the Missis- sip pi and Galveston, ten or fifteen miles southwest of Sabine Pass, is a spot in the Gulf of Mexico which is commonly called "The Oil Ponds "by the cap tains of the small craft which ply in that vicinity. There is no land within fifteen miles, but even in the wildest weither the water at this spot is com paratively calm, owing to the thick cov ering of oil which apparently rises from the bed of the gulf, about eighteen feet below the surface. This strange refuge is well known to the captains of the email vessels which trade between Calcasien, Orange, Sabine, Beaumont and Galveston, and when through stress of weather, they fail to make harbor elsewhere, they run for "The Oil Ponds," let go their anchors and rido out the gale iu safety. Farm Work and the Electric Light, The New York World publishes the report of Dr. Siemens, of England, on the cultivation ot plants and fruits by means of the elcctrio light need at night. In the daytime he employs the electric power iu timber sr.wing, chaff cutting, and other farm work- The cost of the light is about three pence au hour. Dr. Siemens finds that the fruits growu in this manner not only come to perfection with greater rapidity than by natural growth but also possess a richer taste and aroma. He believes that electro-horticulture can be carried On profitably, the electro machines being employed by day iu driving ploa and doing other farm work now done at much heavier cost by steam-power. Courtship and Matrimony. Moonlight tales, One year, Midnight walks, Skios cloar; Longing eyes, Years two, Soothing slgh, liatherblue, . ,. Front gale, Vears three, Can't agree. Parlor scene, Feeling mean, County court, " Dearest Bess, "Splendid sport'' Answer yes." Sorrow. Sin. Kind kiss, Jury grin. Blind bliss. Divorce given, Fotters riven. Intorvlew Papa, too. Worried wire, Nothing loth; Ixmcly life. Happy both, Husband roaun. . ; Couple glad, Care. Cost. . , Have it bad. "Lovo lost." Organ swells, moral. Marriage bells. Honeymoon, When you wed, Ended soon, Look ahead, Double brown, Might fall, Settled down, That's all. Xew Orleans Times, HUMOR OF THE DAY. With some women the desire for tho latest new book is merely a novel sen sation. " Thev nuarrel like a church choir," said Mrs. Slobson, as she Baw two boot blacks fighting. When Fenderson said he was at his wits end, Fogg remarked that it wouldn t take him long to get back; a very short journr-y, indeed. A vagrant who had been'" fined regu larly every week for begging requested' ' the magistrate to Cue him by the year at a reduced late. When a man says he makes his living by keeping a country tavern isn't it a sort of declaration of iuu dependence. Louisville Journal. A facetious young man culls a certain female institute a "Vennor wea'her pre diction" because it contains so many Misses. Norrist'i mi Herald. " I always." said the wife of a French editor, " like to know that ray husband is fighting a duel, Then 1 feel that ho is perfectly safe from harm." Solomon's temple at Jerusalem cost seventy-seven billions of dollars, com plete. There were evidently govern ment contractors in those days. Jay Gould controls $050,000,000 but he always thumps a watermelon before buying it and insists on down weight when purchasing a pouud of sugar. Auaxagoras Jones (bawling into the ear-trumpet of his stone-deaf, beloved Arabella ("My angel darling, I adore jou. Will you'be mice forever?" Ara bella Smith "Louder 1" It is a matter of economy for a man to allow his wife to- purchase the meat. A woman can get more meat for fifteen cents than a man can for half a dollar. And she can generally get ft chunk of liver thrown in, too. Rome Sentinel. Steamship officials used unusual vigi lance in searching for stowaways before leaving European ports last season, in consequence of which there was a marked absence of noble dukes, counts, etc., at our watering places. Detroit t ree Press, Smith "I once possessed a splendid dog, which could always distinguish be tween a vagabond and a respectable person." Jones '-Well, what became of him?" Smith "Oh, I was obliged to give him away. He bit me." Bos ton Transcript, " What is tho moon good for ?" asked Professor Miller; " what are its princi pal uses to usV" And the smart bad boy looked up from the class and said : " To rest the gas company." In some States tho evidence of a man who habitually goes fishing twice a year will not be received in the courts. The reason for this bit of judicial wisdom is obvious. Burlington Hatekeyr The Boston Commercial liulleitn speaks feelingly of the dentist as a man who "fills a long felt void." The Bul letin, no doubt, refers to a plugjiat, that being the longest felt void we know of. A'ldrews' Queen, Overheard in a horse-oar: First young : lady " I like them both, but I've made up my mind to mairy Tom." Second young lady "Why, Minnie, Charley's ever so much handsomer." First.yonng lady "Yes, I know it; but Tom's io the hairpin business, and father sayt here's a big margin in hairpins." Advice to a Young Mau. James G. Fair is worth S12.000.COO. And the whole $42,000,0C0 of it, my dear boy, can't make him cs happy as you are with the dew of youth in your heart, when you hold the hand of the ,n girl you love, acd walk with her in a pith that is only wide enough for one. with the rustling branches whispering above your head, bo happy that you caunot speak with anything but your eyes. If you envy him, Telomachus, if ' you, with your brown hands and your . bright yeung face, with the down just shading your lip, with not a gray hair iu your head or a gnawing care in your heart, with the morning sun shining upon your upturned face, with the vel vet turf under your foet and the blue . heavens above your head, with the blocd coursing through your veins like wine, with fifty or sixty years of life before you, with mirage atter mirage oi bright dreams and beautiful illusions and pleasant vpnities making the landscape beautifu around you. If you envy this man with his forty-two millions of dollars, and his spectacles, and his gray hair, and his wrinkles, and his old heart, you are a fool, my boy; and you are scat tering ashes on the roses that grow in the morning. There is lightness in your step, my son, and color in your ' blood, and dreams in your heart, and ! all the love and beauty and freshness of the sunrise the 842.OCO.000 cannot buy, and don't ycu forget it. You don't want 842,000,000 anyhow, Telemachus; , $2,000,000 are plenty, that will keep both of us. And if you want a couple of millions, why go ahead and get it. " Seest thou a man diligent in his bud-: oess? He shall stand before kings; Le shall not stand, belorg mean mop.."?. . Burdette I