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omce Onedooraasvof Wayne A Berkebile s
lurniture store.
Dee . .
Office p starri in Cook A lteeriU Block , Somer
set. Pa.
Office In Mammoth Block, above Hoyd i Drus;
Store, where lie caa at ail limes be found pre par-e-i
to do all kinds ol work, such as cliin-. ren
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and of the best material Inserted. Operations
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r. A. Luther A Oreea Block, S Main SU
Johnstown, Pa.
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This popular and well known bouse has lately
been taruehly and newly refitted with all new
end tet ot lunilture. which hat made It a very
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to the same. Also lam and roomy stabltna.
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ronage. Vaars, At,
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From tbe Brooklyn Eagle.
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Free of speech, and quick ia fight ;
Up to snnff with your guileless tricks.
The bold of your high hat full of bricks.
Scoffed and hated and feared of men,
Rare old Ben !
Rare and no gravy.
Rare old Ben of the bunting mill,
Running for office, time to kill ;
Inde-deniocrat republican-Anti-monopoly-workingman-Labor-reformer-corumunist-High-license-prohibitionist-Greenbacker
all things to all men,
Rare old Ben !
Rare, and turned over.
Rare old Ben of the sandy craw.
General, Governor, man of law ;
Red in his buttonhole blooms the rose,
Red the blood in his bad eye glows ;
When he is reaiiy to fight or talk.
Some man is going to ''holler" or walk,
B for Bunting, Butler, and Ben
Rare old Ben!
Rare, but not too rare.
R. J. Burdetle.
BY S. B.
Kate Dallas was the prettiest grl
in society that winter. j
People s ideas of beauty diner as
widelv as the Doles, but Kate's dewr,
scarlet lips, and pearl-clear complex
ion, with its rich relief of golden
hair and eyes deep, like the petal of
a larkspur, claimed a sort of alle
giance from everyone and I, as
Miss Dallas fiance, of course was
the mark of envy for half the young
men about town. And to tell tbe
truth, I could hardly realize my own
good luck.
bue bad really pronaisea to De
mine the fair, graceful young belle
to become the beacon star of my
home the guardian angel of my
life! I tried to think of these things
when I saw her the queen of the
drawing room circles and the favor
ite where all were fair ! And I tried,
moreover, to remember them, when
it happened, as it often did, that
Kate was unreasonable or disposed
to be capricious and exacting.
" You are late to-night, Fernan
do 1 " Ehe said, pettishly, one even
ing as I came into her presence.
She was looking bewitchingly
pretty, with her chorry lower lip
pouted a little, her pretty brow con
tracted, and a deep carmine flush
upon her cheeks, while the violet
silk dress that she wore made her
blonde beauty even more brilliant
than its natural effect
"Just five minutes, Kate, that's
all ! " I apologized, as I eat down
beside her, and drew her little hand
into mine, by way of making peace
with her. But she jerked it petu
lantly awy.
"Did vou brine the white tea
rosea ? "
" I couldn't get them, Katie, upon
my word. There has been a floral
masquerade somewhere up town
and every tea rose is gone. I order
ed a lot of white violets they are
sweeter still!"
" I don't want them," fretted my
fiance. " When I say tea roses, I
mean tea roses ! "
" But, Katie, I'm not a magician,
to make flowers blossom at midwin
ter." "I won't have the violets, any
way! said Kate, fanning herself
violently. " Don't sit so close to me,
Fernando you have been smok
ing!" with a curl of her pretty lip
and an indescribable grimace of
" Only one cigar, Katie, and I sup
posed that the wind would have re
moved all traces of that long before
I got here !" I confessed, in laughing
" I hate cigars I "
" But, Kati! "
"And you know it, Fernando
"Indeed, Katie. I didn't intend to
annoy you."
"But you do annoy me and you
keep annoying me and "
"Stop a minute, Katie!" There
was a something in her tone that
warned me to protect my own digni
ty. " Do vou really mean what vou
"Yes!" she retorted. "I sup
pose you take me lor a child, who
don't" understand her own words,
but I am not a child, and I won't be
treated so ! "
" And I won't be scolded either,"
went on the spoiled child, shrugging
up her shoulders. " I'll never mar
ry a man that won't indulge me and
look up to me, and let me have my
own way in everything. I can't bear
to be snubbed, and governed, and
scolded, and I won't I'll break the
engagement first!"
" Are you in earnest ? " I asked,
She tore the diamond ring from
her fore-finger, and gave it back to
" There ! " she said defiantly. " I
am free from man's tyranny now, at
all events ! "
Perhaps she thought I would in
sist on her retaining the sparkling
token of our engagement perhaps
she expected a pretty little scene,
wherein I should go down on my
knees, and ask pardon for my cigar
and the missing tea roses, and the
five minutes of tardiness, and the
various other delinquincies of which
I had most undoubtedly been guil
ty. But if any such impression had
taken possession of her mind, she
was very soon disabused of it I
had already endured enough to
bring me to the limits of my pa
tience, and rose quietly op.
"Good-by.then, Katie!"
"Good -by, Mr. Orr!"
I stopped at the door and then
turned round.
"Katie, if you should think bet
ter of this during the next week I
will come to you any time you
choose to send for me."
"You needn't trouble yourself,"
said Kate, haughtily ; " I shall not
So we parted for fifteen long
years. It was Love's first young
dream with me, and I was a little in
clined to be sentimental about it at
first ; but then, years afterward,
when I married Florence Siloo, out
in Chicago, I waa aa heart-whole a
young gentleman as the United
States coald afford. Florence waa
not, perhaps, so radiently pretty as
Kate Dallas had been, bat she had
one ef those pure faces which make
a man feel better and holier only for
looking into its sweet lineaments ;
and, moreover, Florence didn't ob
ject to cigar smoke, and had a way
of being satisfied with whatever of
ferings I laid at her feet, whether
they were tea roses or white violets.
And when I saw Florence Silon sit
ting opposite roe as my wife, I could
not regret the abrupt termination of
my first engagement, although I
still remember Kate Dallas' golden
hair and limpid eyes, and wonder
within myself what luckless cavalier
was the present object of her pretty
" Fernando. I am quite 6ure you
have missed the way."
I burst out laughing at the be
wilderment of my wife's voice.
" It looks like it, Flora, I must
11 II A V
P say. en, we must anve Dacn to
the last cross-roads five miles if it
I is a step !"
I looked around at the fine old
woods on either side of the solitary
j road, in hopes of seeing something
Hike a human habitation. ,
f .IT 1 T, . T 1 .
iook, x lorence s i cnea tri
umphantly, as I checked the horses,
"ifrn't that smoke?"
Florence shook her head.
'Mist from some low-lying stream,
more likely," she said, increduously.
" As if my eyesight were not
more trustworthy than that ! I tell
you, young lady, that is smoke.
There's a rural cot among thoie ce
dars, and I intend to cast myself
and you upon the hospitality of
these dwellers in the wilderness. I
am hungry."
" So am I." laughed mv wife ;
" but I don't believe "
I sprang out, picketed my horse
to a tall sailing and gave my arm
ostentatiously io my bright-eyed
" At all events," I said, " we'll go
and see."
Across the cool aisles of the mid
summer woods through dense un
derbrush and thickets of wild roses,
that showered their pink petals
round our feet as we walked over
a clear stream, by the aid of a fallen
log we made our way, until Flor
ence's doubts were solved by the ac
tual appearance of a little one-story
cottage or cabin of unpainted wood,
in a stump-dotted clearing, where a
melancholy pig, rooting under the
porch foundation, and a patch of
yeliow-looking, stunted cabbages in
the backgrdund, denoted something
like civilization.
"Ob, Fernando I " whispered my
wife, as we saw a coarse-looking,
shock-headed man, smoking a short
black pipe on the porch, with his el
bows on his knees and a greasy
newspaper before him, while two or
three sun-burned elves in faded
clothing played around his feet
" Let us go back ! This is such a hor
rid place!"
" I dare say we can buy a draught
of milk, or even a raw cabbage
here," I reassured her. "Why, Flor
ence, child, you wouldn t make
much of a Boldier! "
The man looked as we ap
proached, and we explained the di
lemma in which we found ourselves.
"Ob, of course of course," he
said with a gleam of courtesy which
showed that he had not always pass
ed his life in these dreary wilder
nesses. "Sit down; Jamie, call
your mother. I believe my wife's
somewhere round at the back of the
house splitting kindlings."
Florence opened wide her soft,
brown eyes at this speech.
"You are an invalid?"
"An invalid?" with a hearty
laugh, which plainly indicated the
sound condition of his lungs at least.
" Not much of the invalid about me,
I guess ! "
" Then why don't you split the
kindlings for her?" asked frank
He arched his eyebrows with lazy
" 1 don't believe in this business
of Woman's I'ights and Female
Suffrage," he answered, slowly puff
ing the black pipe. " I'm for keep
ing women down where they belong.
If my wife isn't hard at work, she'll
be whining and complaining about
the days when we were better off
I'm not the man to humor woman's
whims. St Paul's better than any
of your modern apostles, and he
believed in keeping women at
Florence was about indignantly
to combat this position, when a lit
tle bare-legged urchin came tum
bling round the corner of the hut.
" Mother ain't splitting kindlings,
she's gone to the spring for water !
I hollered to her to come quick.
Poppy wanted her."
" That's right sonny ! " said our
host, complacently.
Almost in the same moment, a
bowed -down, weary -loooking woman
emersed from the wall of the woods
below the house, carrying a brim
ming pail of water in either hand
a faded, bonnet less woman, whose
yellow, lusterlees hair was twisted
into a tight knot at the back ot her
head, and whose brow was already
seamed with wrinkles, though she
had scarcely reached middle age.
Yet thtre was an impalpable some
thing in the wan face that strained
my memory Btrangelv.
" Kate Dallas !" I involuntarily
She stopped and Bet down the
pails coloring scarlet ; I saw that
our recognition was mutual.
" Let me carry them," I said ad
vancing. " Needn't trouble yourself," said
tbe master of the house. "She is
used to it, arent you, Kitty? So
yon know my wife, eh, sir ? "
I introduced myself and Flor
ence, and learned, in my turn, that
my " first love " was married to Mr.
Sykes, who bad failed in business
three times in New York and its
neighboring cities, ard had taken to
w farming " by way of final settle
ment in life.
a You see that we are yery poor,"
began Kate, nervously, ana
"Nothing to be ashamed of in
that," broke in her husband, as she
was stopped by a fit of coughing,
the consequence of a black pipe,
which Mr. Sykes had relighted and
was puffing vigorously in her face.
"You don't object to smoking,
nowadays, Katie," I said a little
mischievously. But I was sorry a
moment afterward, when I saw the
scarlet mount into her cheek.
We remained only long enough to
partake of a slight repast of crack
ers and milk, and Katie turned
away her head as Mr. Sykes pocket
ed the bank bill I handed him, with
a prufl :
" All's fish that comes to my net!"
Poor Katie ! I knew how mortifi
ed she was, but I did not wish to
witness her discomfiture.
I have not seen my first love
since !
The Duke of Wellington's Experi
In a gronnd-floor room in one of
the large public buildings of London
a man sat writing at a table covered
with papers. He was a short, strong
ly built figure, with a prominent
nose, and face hard and massive as a
granite statute, the set look pecu
liar to men who have surmounted
great difficulties and confronted
great perils. Few, indeed, had had
more practice in both than this man,
for he was no other than the Duke
of Wellington, and his crowning
victory at Waterloo was still but a
few years old.
There was the tinkle of a bell out
sidv, and then a murmur of voices
in the anteroom ; but the duke nev
er raised his head from his writing,
even when his secretary entered and
"if it please your grace, that man
with tbe bullet proof breastplate has
called again, and wishes very much
to see your grace for a mo
ment." The Duke's face darkened, as well
it might, for the man in question
was the most pertinacious bore
whom he had ever encountered.
The bullet-proof cuirass was his own
invention, and he never lost a chance
of declaring that the safety of the
whole British army depended upon
its instant adoption of this "unpar
alleled discovery," which he carried
about with him, and exhibited at
all times and in all places.
Had this been all he would soon have
been disposed of ; but, unluckily, he
had contrived to interests in his in
vention one or two of the Duke's
personal friends, and to get from
them letters of recommendation
which ven Wellington could not
easily disregard. Something must
clearly be done, however ; for al
though the fellow had hitherto been
kept at bay, he was evidently deter
mined to give the Duke no peace
till the matter had been fully gone
For a moment Wellington looked
so grim that the secretary began to
hope for the order which he would
gladly have obeyed, viz., to kick the
inventor into the street forthwith.
But the next instant the iron face
cleared again, apd over it played the
very ghost of a smile, like a gleam
of winter sunshine upon a precip
ice. "Show him in," said he, brief-
The observant secretary noted
both the tone and smile that accom
panied it ; and he inwardly decided
that it would have been better for
that inventor if he had not insisted
on seeing the Duke.
In came the great discoverer a
tall, slouching shabby, slightly red
nosed man, with a would be jaunty
air, which gave way alittle, however
before the "Iron Duke's" penetrating
"I am glad to think that your
Grace appreciates the merits of my
invention." said he, in a patronizing
tone. "They are, indeed, too im
portant to be undervalued by any
great commander. Your Grace can
not fail to remember the havoc made
by your gallant troops at Waterloo
among the French cuirassiers, whose
breastplates were not bullet proof
whereas, it
"Have you got the thing with
you''"' interrupted Wellington.
The inventor unwrapped a very
showly looking cuiraps of polished
steel, and was just beginning a long
lecture upon its merits, when the
Duke cut him short by ask
ing, "Are you quite sure it ' bullet
proof?" "Quite sure, your Grace."
"Put it on, then, and stand in
that corner."
The other wonderingly obeyed.
"Mr. Temple," Ehouted Welling
ton to his secretary, "tell the sentry
outride to load with ball-cartrige,
and come in hereto test this cuirass.
Quick, now !"
But quick though the secretary
was, the inventor was quicker still.
The moment he realized that he had
been set up there on purpose to be
fired at, and to be shot dead on the
spot if bis cuirass turned out to be
no bullet-proof after al), he leapd
headlong through the open window
with a yell worthy of a Blackfoot
Indian, and darting like a rocket
.a .1 1 TJ
across the courtyard, vanisneu
through the the outer gateway ; nor
did the Dune of V elhngton, lrom
that day forth, ever see or hear of
him again. David Ker, in ji.ditok s
Drawer, Harper's Magazine for
Poltte Highwaymen.
Minneapolis, Minn., September
18. A party of northern Pacific
Railroad tourists from California, a
gentleman and two ladies, who ar
rived here, report that while driving
through the Yellowstone National
Park in Montana one day last week
they were halted by armed masked
robbers five miles from the Upper
Geyser, and robbed of their money,
watches and other valuables, but
escaped personal injury. One ol the
outlaws, a picturesque brigand nam
ed "Gentleman Jep," took a ring
from the finger ef one of the ladies
and kissed her hand and returned
the ring.
The elenhant Emneror. onlv two
inche.4 less io stature than Jumbo,
has been Bold by auction in England
for $500.
X Battlefield Bought for Gold.
A very interesting event of con
siderable importance, historically
speaking, will come off at Mum
fordsville, Ky., on the 17th instant
It is no less than the unyeiling of a
monument weighing thirty tons- It
is eight feet square at the base, six
feet square at the top and twenty
five feet high, cut in one piece, of
white oolitic stone, near Bowling
Green, Ky. The monument i3 al
ready in position and bears the fol
lowing inscription :
-South 42", west 90, poles dis
tant, is the place of the sacrifice of
Colonel Kobert A. Smith and a part
of his regiment, the Tenth Missis
sippi, on September 14, 1S62."
- James Smith, of Glasgow, Scot
land, Borne time ago bought the battle-field
of Mumfordsville. with the
view of erecting a suitable monu
ment to the memory of his brother,
Colonel Robert A. Smith. Mr.
Smith i3 a millionaire and was heart
ily in sympathy with those who
fought for the lost cause. In 1SG1
he bought the uniforms, guns,
horses and trappings for equip
ping a battery of artillery, which he
forwarded through the blockade to
Jackson, Mississippi, where it join
ed the Tenth Mississippi Regiment.
He arrived. m N. Y. yeasterday with
a number of friends and relatives,
who will immediately proceed to
Mumfordsville and pitch tents on
the battle-field. They will remain
there until the arrangements for un
veiling the monument are com
pleted. The monument is located on a
hill near the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad, and is in the centre
of an enclosure fifty feet square,
around which a handsome coping
has been set. Within the enclosure
there are to be erected six other
monuments, one in memory of the
dead of each of the regiments that
took part in the engagement. Cap
tain James W. Fife will superintend
the removal of the remains of the
Confederate soldiers who were bur
ied after the battle of Mumfordsville
to the new cemetry. The headstones
which will be placed over their
graves are four feet high and one
and one-half feet wide, and will each
bear the following inscription :
"In memory of the dead of the
Tenth Mississippi Regiment, who
fell in the battle of Mumfordsville,
Ky., on September 14, 1SG2 Erect
ed by their grateful State." Au.i
rille American.
A Great Flood In Chins.
The steamer San Pablo arrived
ihere last evening, bringing advices
j from Hong Kong to the 14th ulti
mo and from lokohama to theoUth
ultimo. Information has reached
Canton of a frightful inundation
in the province of Kiangsee. The
news is dated at King-Tax. the chief
centre of the pottery manufacture
and one of the four great markets of
the Empire. 1 he floods lasted four
days and the entire country was
submerged to the depth of sixty feet.
Whole towns were swept
It is believed that fully 70,000
persons perished. It is feared that
a pestilence will follow. Cholera
has broke out at Amoy. The num
ber of deaths is not given. It has
been declared to be an infected
The province of Kiangsee is an
impertant district in southeastern
China nearly due north of Canton
and running parallel with the coast
but over 200 miles inland. It has a
population of about 25,000,000.
The province i3 mostly mountainous
but is traversed in its centre by the
Kan-Kiang river, a tributary of the
Yang-tse-Kian. The Kan-Kiang in
its northern or lower portion wi
dens into the lake of Po-Yang, one
of the largest inland bodies of Wa
ter in the Celestial Empire, with a
length of 80 miles and a width in
places of 40 miles.
The Women of Arabia.
A letter from Arabia says : All
the bravest men steal their wives,
but there are some who do not
Their method is a little different.
Of a calm, moonlight night and a
moonlight in the tropics is far more
beautiful than here you may see
an Arab sitting before the tent of
his inamorata picking a stringed
instrument something like our ban
jo and singing a song of his own
composition, lhis is his courtship.
They are the most musical people
in the world, llie courtship only
lasts a week or two. If the girl is
obstinate he goes elsewhere
to win another girl by his songs and
music. Sometimes the fathers mace
the match: bat always the girl is the
obedientIave. Her religion, her
people, her national instincts, the
traditions of her ancestors, all teach
her to be the slave of her husband.
The power of life and death is in his
hands, and she bows before his opin
ions with the most implicit obedi
ence. It is only when the fair-factd
Frank comes, with his glib talk of
woman's highest duties and gran
der sphere, with his winning man
ner, with his marked respect so flat
tering to a woman's soul, that she
leaves her husband forsakes the
teachings of her childhood, gives up
home and friends, and risks death
itself to repose in bis arms.
After the Concord School of Phi
losophy gets through discussing
Emerson it might add something
to human knowledge if it would dis
cuss this subject, viz: Why is it
that when two young men and two
young ladies who are drifting toward
affectionate acquaintance Bet out for
a walk in pairs within Bpeaking
of each other the young lady behind
feels herself in duty bound to speak
to the young man in front considers
it equally her duty to.pak to the
young man behind ; and why, if the
young men should change partners
this peculiarity would still be ob
served ? It is strange that this should
be bo, but it ia bo, and perhapa the
Concord School of Philosophy can
can tell ua why it ia bo if it will de
vote its powerful mind to it
"Dress does not make the man,"
but it makes the woman supreme
ly happy.
WHOLE NO. 1732.
The Grass Tree.
Down in Australia, that great is
land where the Creator seems to have
planted the seed of many of His
wonders to be found in the vegetable
kingdom, grows a tree that is little
heard of by the outside world, but
which is of inestimable value to the
native, who depends more upon the
productions of nature for exis
tence and happiness than upon
the creations of art and science. It
is the grass tree. It is of small
growth, being hardly more than a
shrub. At the top are tufts of foli
age resembling palms, from the cen
ter of which a long slender spike
shoots out covered with flowers of
varied and beautiful hues. The
base of the leaves of this tree furnish
tbe native with food, it being very
palatable when roasted. The sap of
the tree is a balsamic exudation,
which when exposed to the air be
comes hard and dry. This is one
of nature s best tonics for dysentery,
diarrhcra and other intestinal mala
dies ; it ia also used by the natives
for healing wounds, which it does
very quickly ; and when it U mixed
with alluvial soil, if forms a very
tenacious cement, which is used for
caulking canoes. Health and Home.
A Canlba! Snake.
A Massachusetts correspondent
sends to Nature the following brief
history of a snake's meal off anoth
er about hia equal in bulk : Some
years since I was amused at the
conduct of a small triangular-headed
snake about ten inches long that I
encountered in a road, who coiled
himself and struck at me as if to
dispute my progress. He was a
pretty little fellow, gray spotted,
and I picked him up and carried
him home, deposited him in a small
fish globe with sand and stones in
the bottom. Here he lived content
edly for several months without eat
ing anything, although frequently
tempted with various insects and
other food. After three months or
so my neighbor's children brought
ia a tmall black snake, shorter but
rather larger in diameter than my
pet, and we decided to place the two
together. Scarcely had the n)iv
comer touched the sand than my
pet glided rapidly around the sides
of the globe and struck him with
his fangs just behind the head.
The black snake dropped apparent
ly lifeless, the other retained his hold
with his jaws, and winding his tail
closely about midway up the body,
stretched himself out and hia prey
at the same time, till he seemed to
dislocate his vertebra. We could
hear the black snake crack. An
hour or so later I found he had be
gun to swallow him, having already
got the head fiairly inside his jaws.
I called my family and neighbors,
and we watched the process for sev
eral hours. He coiled the lower
part of his body around his prey at
the distance of an inch or two from
his jaws so tightly that it seemed
almost to cut it in two, and then ap
peared to curl himself together and
force the portion between the coil
and his jaw down his throat When
that portion was injected he took a
fresh hold lower down and repeated
the action. The black snake disap
peared quite rapidly, until the
amount swallowed distended and
stiffened the other so that he could
not hold it with a coil. After this
the process was elow and tedious,
apparently being mainly carried on
by alternate retractions of the jaws,
and it took nearly half an hour to
dispose of the last inch, which was
of course very small. Finally he
succeeded, and lay stretched out a
singular looking specimen his out
line destroyed by the convulsion of
the reptile he had swallowed, which
could plainly be traced through his
distended skin. He lay quiet for
several days and apparently digested
the greater portion of it I never fed
him again, and finally turned him
loose, his parting salute being a
vicious attack.upon my boot
Home Influence.
In a religious meeting recentlv, a
speaker' said that if a child went
wrong, it was because the home lite
of the parents was not what it ought
to be, and the sentiment 6eemed to
meet with very general approval.
We do not know what these people
proposed to do with the declaration
that the sins of the parents are visit
ed upon the children even to the
fourth generation. But whatever
they mav do with it they will have
a very difficult job on hand to get
rid of the laws of heredity, as seen
by all of us every day of our lives.
If the child could be made all that it
ought to be simply by training, the
animal would also be Iareiy inde
pendent of its parentage, and the
problem of breeding would be very
much simplified. The child ia sub
ject to the laws of heredity. As the
father and mother look into the eyes
of their babe they have no idea, and
can have none, as to what they can
make ot the child, for they do not
know what he has inherited, and
must wait for time to develop it.
Perhaps it has inherited from some
where Hway back in the line of An
cestry a passion or appetite which
the best influence in the world can
not wholly curb. Aa a rule a good
home influence will be modifying
in such cases, but not always. A
doctrine such aa we have annnounc
d aa coming from a speaker, is cal
culated to do harm. It teachea that
all the parent has to do is to live a
correct life before his child. That is
not all, though it is important The
parent needs to be familiar with the
characteristics of his ancestry, and if
there are any marked weaknesses in
it, it is againstthese weaknesses that
he should do all he can to gnard his
child. Tell the child frankly what
those weaknesses were, and explain
to him what his danger ia from
them. Yery many wrecks of life,
and in families, too. that have the
most exemplary heads, are caused
because of inherited weakness which
the child might have guarded against
if he had known it had a treacher
ous enemy within itself.
The Boston girl is consider
ed accomplished when she can
Bneeze without dropping off her eyeglasses.
LJme Kiln Clab Dusit.
" Genilem, dar am sartin tings dat
it am well to bar in mind,' said the
old man, as he slowly uncoiled him
self and stood up.
De man who boasti dat he can't
be convinced by argyment hain'
wuth de trubble o' knocking
" De man who flatters hisself upon
alius speakin' his mind am de werry
pu3son who kicks hardest when crit
ercised. "A shillin in money am mo' to be
desired dan a dollar's worf ob
" It am much easier to spoil a boy
ob ten dan it am to reform a manob
A man worf a millyon dollars
may be friendless. Yew kin buy
praise and flattery, but true frien'
ship seldom soars higher dan de po'
man's cabin.
" De man who sees nuffin' good ip
de world aroun' him can't have
much good in hisself." Detroit Fret
Graded Snakea.
A long, lanky countryman recent
ly entered the editorial rooms, and
announcing himself as from Shouse
town, said :
" I druv up here this morning and
about six miles oat of town I saw a
snake lying m the road that I bet
was tire feet long!"
The editor briefly jotted down
lager beer," and looked inquiringly
at his visitor.
" Don't you believe it ? I'll bet it
waa over six feet!" exclaimed the
man from Shousetown.
The editor wrote "sour mash "on
a slip and resumed attention.
"lt'a a fact I ain't lying. It
wouldn't be away from the truth if
I said seven feet," continued the
stranger, excitedly."
"Rye" waa briefly jotted down
with a word of comment
" Ten feet ! ten feet ! You wooden
headed ink-pot ! There, are you going
to believe that?"
" Certainly," replied the editor as
he scratched off-' Ikmrbon." " litre,
my friend, is a 6nake card. You
will notice under fire feet, they are
lager beer snakes. By the foot they
go from 'sour maah,' 'old rye' and
'bourbon' up to Diamond alley whis
key. That's the highest grade, and
ia only used for sea serpents. Good
The Worship of Gold.
The worship of gold can bo shown
to have descended to ua from sun
worship, which, in some form or oth
er, has been almost universal. In
plain words, men took to collecting
gold and making gold trinkets,
chunus, and amulets, because gold
was of the same color, and possibly
of the same divine material, an the
sun. The sacrednesa of gold seems
indicated by Pindar, who, invoking
Theia, the mythical mother of the
sun god, exclaims, " Through thee it
in that mortals esteem mighty gold
above all things else!' Originating
thus in the most absurd superstition
the supposed likeness of the yellow
metal to the color of the sun god'a
face, the value of gold has prevailed
over the world for eo many ages that
it ha3 become a hereditary passion :
and because of the value thus set on
it, and for no other reason, gold ha9
long been the highest metallic me
dium of exchange. Mr. Robert
Brown, F. S. A., in hia learned and
interesting treatise, "The Myth ot
Kirke." remarks : " The links be
tween gold and solar divinities are
endless, and the circumstance sup
plied a natural basis for the com
mercial value of the metal." Else
where the same writer observes :
"The bright solar divinities are, of
course, rich in gold, a metal origin
ally owing ita importance to its yel
low (sun; color, which made it at
once semi-sacred and symbolic long
ere it received an artificial commer
cial value:" '
Facial Freaka.
We have it on the authority of Dr.
Karl Muller that in hia boyhood he
knew a man who, Janus-like, had
two totally different faces, one side
laughing and the other crying. "Nat
urally," he says, "I dreaded this
strange double-face, with ita one side
smooth, plump, comely, like a girl's
cheek ; while the other was all scar
red by the small-pox. This side of
the face denoted churlishness, and
while the other bore a smile, this
boded mischief."
The same authority ia also respon
sible for the following story : "I waa
once sitting in a cool underground
saloon at Leipsic, while without peo
ple were ready to die from the heat,
when a new guest entered and took
a seat opposite to me. The sweat
rolled in great drops down his face,
and he was kept busy with hia
handkerchief, until aMast he found
relief in the exclamation :
"Fearfully hot!"
I watched him attentively aa he
called for a cool drink, for I expect
ed every moment he would fall from
his chair in a fit of apoplexy. The
man count have noticed that I-waa
observing him, for he turned toward
me suddenly, saying :
"I am a curioua sort of person, am
I not?"
"Why?" I asked.
" Because I perspire only on my
right side," he responded.
And so it was. Hia right cheek
and the right half of hia forehead
were as hot aa fire, while tbe leftside
of hia face bore not a trace of per
sp;r:ition. I had never sen the like
and in my astonishment was about
to enter into conversation with him
regarding his physiological phe
nomenon, when hia neighbor on the
left broke in with the remark :
" Then we are oppoeites and
counterparts of each other, for I
perspire only on the left side."
So the pair took seats opposite
each other, and shook handa like
two men who had just tound each
other half.
MAngied toy Ka(a.
LY5XP0RT, September IS. On
Tuesday evening Perry Long and
hia wife, of Jacksonville, Lehigh
county, were at a neighbors house,
leaving their infant and a servant at
home. The child wa3 asleep in the
cradle and the servant in an adjoin
ing room, when suddenly the child
screamed. The servant rushed into
the room and found that a lot of
raU had attacked the liitle one.
They had eaten the one finger nearly
off and lacerated the hand seriously
in several other places. The child
was also bitten in the face and
breast, and nearly died from loss of
A vigorous old fellow who had
lately buried hia fourth wife waa ac
costed by an acquaintance who, on
aware of hia bereavement asked :
" How is your wife, Cap'n Norris V y
To which" the captain replied, with-' -a
perfectly grave face. " Waal, to
ye the trewth, I'm a kinder'
wives just now."

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