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Then and Now.
I used to think you very fair,
Aud, oh ! so very simple,
Because you had a childlike air
And such a saucy dimple!
I used to think you loved the birds
And Jived among the flowers,
And that you meant the whispered vrorde.
You said in twilight hours ;
And oh ! I thought you would be true,
Although you were so never;
And yet I will be true to you
For ever and for ever.
I wonder if you quite forget
The days we spent together,
Or if you think with vague regret
Of tangled grass and heather.
I wonder if your eyes are still
As blue as when we par tea? ;
I saw them turn away and fill,
And thought you broken "hearted.
Ah, well! you were a sad coquette ;
But I'll forget you never;
111 keep your rose (it is treasured yet)
For ever and for ever.
" You will bo true, Eltie?"
"Canyou doubt me, Jacob?"
Jacob Xrlington shook his head, and then,
drawing his pretty, little golden haired fianccc
to his breast, gave her a parting embrace.
Years ago, a woman had come to the Leigh
farm, one cold, stormy night, with an infaut in
her arms. She begged for shelter; said she
was a widow, her name Arlington, and was on
her way to her friends. Mrs. Leigh gave her
the " spare room " with many misgivings. She I
could not turn her out to perish, and yet she j
was afraid she would steal something if she *'
trusted her in there alone.
*"*' L "" cfMnirn urnniftn difl 1
xne lit'AI Ur? vuv UUW...QV
not make her appearance, they went to 6ee j
what had happened. She was dead! Her i
babe nestled beside her cold, inanimate form, j
The Loighs had just buried their only son, and ;
their hearts were tenderer than usual.
"We will let the town bun- the woman," the
old farmer said, "and wo will keep the boy.
He may grow up to bo a great help to me." |
Mrs. Leigh very gladly acquiesced in her |
husband's plan, and so Jacob Arlington became
an inmate of their homo.
Years afterward, Mrs. Leigh had a baby?a i
little, blue-eyed, golden-haired infant?and" she j
called it Elfio. Tho babe was Jacob's pride.
Even- leisure moment he spent in fondling and ;
caressing the pretty little thing.
More years passed. Elfie grew to young |
womanhood, and Jacob loved her. The old j
farmer was informed of the state'of afTairs, and j
grow enraged.
lcYou, a nameless nobody, and dependent 011
my charity, to dare think of loving iny daugh- ]
ter!" he exclaimed, angrily. " Leave my roof j
this instant!'
Jacob bowed, and prepared to obey. Ho |
packed up his scanty wardrobe, told Elfie, and ;
then bade her good-bve.
* + * ? * + * !
* .
Seven years later, Jacob Arlington returned, j
" Rich* or poor, mv love will be yours all the j
These wereElfie's words before he left, and, j
uncalled, they flashed through his mind, as he i
stood once more again at the well known door |
Mrs. Leigh admitted him. She iooked into i
his face for a moment, and then exclaimed : I
"Yes, it is Jacob," he replied. "All are j
well, I hope ?" _
"Yes." ~
She ushered him in. A young lady with all I
the aira of a flirt and woman of the' world, advanced
to meet him. She gave him her hand '
"J am glad to seo you back," she said ;
"but what a surprise you have given me!" [
Jacob felt his lieart* sinking. Was this the i
light hearted, prottv little Ellie he had thought '
of so many years?" He was disappointed, and |
yet he would* not admit it, even to himself. He !
glanced down to her finger. He had given her
the ring?a enrious shaped, serpent ?&e ring, j
that had been taken from his dead mother's
hand, but it was missing.
Krnlron if." ViA '
" oue uiaj umc iv?? v ?
consolingly, to himself.
That evening a foppish young man called on j
Miss Leigh, and showed her particular atten- ,
tion. For a week he oontinued his calls, and
Jacob watched El fie closely.
" [ wonder what the girl means?" ho mused
to himself. " Changed as she is, she surely
cannot love that little, insignificant snob, with
his downy mustacho and incipient drawl! I
will settle the question, anyway."
After tea he followed her into the " sittingroom."
" Do vou intend to go to the city with me, |
Elfle, when I go, next week?" he inquired.
She dropped her eyes and hesitated.
"Please yourself," he continued. "I will
not say one word to influence you. I believed j
.yon loved me, and have lived in that belief for I
seven years: but, if you have changed, all 1
"I have changed," she said, at last "I
have promised to marry Charlie. He is a clerk !
in a railwav office in New York; and?and? j
you know,'? sho added, desperately, "I am not
fitted for a poor man's wife, and one must i
think of the future."
"I wish you very much happiness, I am 1
sure!" he responded", and then left the room.
Going into toe garden, ho encountered a j
pale, delicate girl bringing -gome sewing to ,
" Miss Leigh." Ho had been introduced to her j
once, in the twilight, but had not noticed her j
Sarticularly. Since then, Mrs. Leigh had told j
im that tie young seamstress was an orphan, j
rm >>pr nxrn for a '
"I am very sorry, Mr. Arlington," she said,
impulsively, as he spoko to her.
"For what? Oh, I know. Yon were com- |
ing past the open window, and heard my explanation
with Miss Elfie. Thank you."
"I did not mean to listen," she added,quickly.
" But you both spoko so distinctly, that I
could not avoid hearing your remarks."
"All right!" he ropiied.
He followed Nettie Lee into the house.
What was his suiririse to see his ring glistening
on her finger ! lie made no comments, but.
when she rose to go home, asked permission to
accompany her.
"I see you have a ring belonging to me in
your possession, Miss Leo," he observed, when
they reached the door of her home."
She blushed crimson.
" Have I ? I hope yon will pardon me ! Miss
Leigh gave it to me for a piece of work I had
done for her."
"Sold it to you?" and he laughed.
She commenced to draw it from her finger.
"Miss Lee, wait!" he said, quickly, arresting
her movement. " I was betrot^d to the woman
that wore it ?no other. I believed, should ever
wear the only relic I had left of my mother.
You are the one that wear? it, and, according
to my theory, you must l>e my betrothed. I
esteem you highly, Nettie; and if you will
marry me a week from to-day?stranger as I
am to yon-I give you my word of hnnor that,
as far as lies in my power, you shall never havu
cause to regret it."
vtia r?nmn Kn nneioeptf tllv that it
startled her. She iooked up into his frank,
open face, and clear, brown eyes.
"A woman can trust a man with *uch a soul
shining in his eyes," t-he said to horrid*, and
then, "I will, Mr. Arlington," alio answered
aloud. _
* * . ?
Charles Broad and hia bride came to the city,
and procured board in a second-rate boarding
" Mr. Arlington wishes to see you at his residence,
No 77 avenue," a fellow clerk said
to Broad, when he entered the office.
"What, Arlington! the largest stockholder
.in this line ?" he ejaflnfatoj, ".I hope he don't
* intend to discharge me.' Td be in a bad fix,
with a wife on my hands!"
"Idon't know what be wanted," returned
the other; "but v<m lcribwho has the whole
control of affairs now.""
Young Broad hastened to obey the summons.
"Strange his name and Elite's old beau's
should be the samer fee muttered to himself.
He was quite or era wad by the elegance of
his employer's house, and followed the butler
nervously to the H'>raiy.
He flung the door open, and admitted
"How do you do, Broad?" exclaimed a
voice, which he recognized at once.
" Mr. Arlington r* ne swunmerea, "i?aiau i
know you were?wore *?
"The same Arlington a? in New York,'' he
suggested, pitying the poor fellow's confusion.
" When did ton arrive ?"
"This morning, ar" /
" Vfbr, yoa fe?ve been very punctual. I told
Sharp to tell you to ran flp, bo that Nettle might
| ~ I
know where to call on your wife; She in quit<
anxious to toll her about the ring which sto
gave her."
"What wat< it, sir, may I inquire?" aske<
Broad ; for Elfie had told him what a good job
it was, her selling his ring.
" Why, I brought an elderly gentleman?1<
whom I had been, for a number of years, ver
much attached?home to dine with mo. H<
noticed the ring on my wife's finger, and aske<
how it came in her possession. I told him i
was my mother's; and the ring restored to mi
a father?to my father, a son. He had lef
home before I was born, and when he returne<
he could find no trace of his wife, or of the in
fant which he knew must have been born. Hi
name is Astor' Arlingtonand Broad recog
nized it as that of one of the most inlluentia
bankers in the city.
Mr. Broad did not prolong his visit. He wen
direct to his wife, and related to her what ha<
Elfia bit her lips in rage. She had made !
great mistake when thinking " for the future.'
A Wedding at Forty Miles nn Hour,
We take the folio wing pleasant episod*
in railway traveling from the San Fran
' mi 11.,
cisco uaronicce : jLiie passengers uu mi
overland train from the East were treatec
to a little sensation pleasanter than tin
regular ones of the rush through Ecln
canyon and the rounding of Cape Horn
or the occasional one of meeting On tin
same track a train accidentally bound tin
other way. It was a marriage at the rat<
of forty miles an hour between Gait anc
Stockton, by the Rev. J. C. Hamilton
of the latter place, of Dr. Israel Davis
of Stockton, to Mrs. J. Susan Armstrong
of Leavenworth, Kansas. It would b<
too long a story, the romantic one o
their youthful betrothal, the interposi
tion of a cruel fate that married each t<
one other than the first choice, the com
bined death by a relenting fortune o
both the second choices,and the renewal
through the United States mail, of tin
interrupted love of their younger years
The engagement was renewed, aud* Mrs
Armstrong, a very pronounced brunett<
vprcrinr* now imon embonooint and forty
O c? ? X X set
forth to be married. She was de
tained for a short time by snow nea:
Cheyenne, anil the ardent doctor, deter
mined that no malign circurastanc*
should again put aside his happiness
set off post haste to neet her. The min
ister set off post haste after the doctor
and it is supposed that if there had beer
any intervening trains the guests woult
have set off post haste after the officia
ting clergyman. The doctor, an elderb
but remarkably well preserved gentle
man, in full dress and faultless beave:
and black three-buttoned kid gloves, me
the train of his affianced at Sacramento
Both came on to Gait, where they weri
met by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton. A1
three tnen continued on to Stockton, bu
the long endured straiu had now becomi
too severe. There was an ardent am
unheard request by the gentleman, a co;
and blushing consent by the lady; tin
peanut boy was dispatched for the con
ductor to lend an official air to the cere
mony; the gentleman and lady stood uj
in the aisle as well as they could, hang
ing on to each other and to the ends o
the seats; the clergyman stood up ii
front of them, and, amid the boom ant
rush of the train, the questions wer<
bellowed out and responses shouted bad
hap-hazard, and then the minister, in i
voice like a trombone, declared the lov
ing and long separated couple man am
wife. At Stockton the marriage part;
got off and were immediately driven t<
the residence of the groom, and the-trail
relapsed into its humdrum gallop to th
The Lost Island of Atlantis.
A few years ago the ingenuity of hit
torieal stndents was larerelv applied t
the task of disproving the old myths
traditions and records. The tale of Tro
divine, the very existence of Homer, tli
founding of Rome by Romulus, and o
least a dozen other promiuent recordei
occurrences that mankind had accepte*
as facte, -were whittled down into legend
ary nothingness by those sharp and in
credulous investigators. The tendenc
of the researches of the present day i
precisely the reverse. What the ex
plorations at Hassarlik and Mykense ar
doing for Homeric localities and heroes
l/-taa-*T Imfonv on/I floors coo un-nnrlinnr
may accomplish for the lost island c
Atlantis, of which the tradition is pre
served in the " Timseus " of Plato. It i
described as a land beyond the pillars c
Hercules, where dwelt a powerful rue
of people who bore sway over Africa a
far as Egypt. The island with its in
habitants was said to have been aftei
ward submerged by earthquakes. Ungei
a botanist of distinction, in 1860 ad
vanced the theory that the extension c
the tertiary flora between the Easter
and Western hemispheres could be bes
explained on the hypothesis that the lot
island of Atlantis furnished the pathwa
for the spread of the fossil plants. Tli
recent sounding! made during the Cha'
lenger's voyage, supplementing simila
work of other expeditions, give evidenc
that there is a ridge in the Atlantic
coming to the surface in the island
known as the Azores, St. Paul's, Asceu
sion and Tristan d'Acunha. The ridg
| is of a curved shape ; its northern ej
i tremity connects with the " telegraph!
| plateau" between Ireland and Nev
] foundland, about midway; thence i
trends somewhat west of south till :
j connects with South America near th
! mouths of the Amazon ; then with a ver
irregular shape and stretching far to th
southward in mid-ocean, it eventuall
| reaches the African coast in S. Lit. te
j deg. The theory that this tract ma
: have been the submerged Atlantis wt
?->.!T.r\rtn+A/1 Ktt W SfAnllOTl 1 Til
i wi?vuavvu kfj it
recent scientific lecture at South Kei
i sington, and a page is given by JSTatm
to a map of this hypothetical laud.?Nc
i York Tribune.
Constantinople, the Turkish capita
! so far as external appearance is concen
ed, is probably the most beautiful ci1
in the world. Situated at the conHuen*
I of the Bosphonis with the sea of Ma
1 mora, it stands on the site of the anciei
Byzantium. The seven hills upc
which it is built ascend and then r
cede from the shore, and a beautifi
green hill forms the background. Vie\
ed from the sea, palaces, mosques, bath
bazaars, domes, turrets and spires tow<
! one above another in magnificent pe
spective. But the magic of the prospc
I disappears on entering the city. T1
! streets are narrow, dirty and bad!
i pave3; the houses vary in size an
; shape, and are mostly built of wood, t
; that fires are frequent, and disastrous i
! their effects whenever they occur. T1
seraglio presents a long range of whiti
voIiottoiI o/Ynir?cf c/?i*aarta t
i uaoucu nauo, icxjv?vu u^iwuou nvxv/tuo <
cypress and tamarind trees. It includ<
the buildings inhabited by the suits
and his court, the harem, or women
apartments, and the public offices, whie
1 are separatee" from the city by a va
, wall, and entered by several gates, t\\
| of which are of magnificent architecture
| The number of inhabitants of Constai
: tinople, including the suburbs, amoun
| to about 1,000,000.
5 ?
1 A (limine Midnight Wedding Ceremony
3 A recent wedding in Armenian hi
3 life afforded an interesting glimpse oi
j. curious marriage ceremony. The bri
2 had the melodious oriental name
1 Srpoulii Dadian. Doubtless its orien
t pronunciation is melodious. She wai
j; beauty of Pera, where the ceremo
1 took place. She is handsome and your
- She wore a white dress, with a veil fs
? ing to the floor, and a heavy brocad
" train. A bunch of silver strips w(
fastened at the back of the neck a
t hung over her dress. She wore a wres
1 of orange blossoms, her breast a]
being decorated with the same flowe
* Mingled with the wealth was a tira
diamonds. The groom, like the parei
of the bride, is very wealthy and of hi
? social rank. His name is Agap B
3 Balian, and he is a member of a lar
. trading house in London, where t
, happy pair will reside. The bride v
j attended only by her godmother. I
, best man was his brother, a young m
J who wns fortunate enough to win t
hand of a daughter of Nubar Pasha,
3 I WPl3
The ceremony, according to the 1
,, meninn custom took place at midnig
J half-way up the aisle of the churc
The bride slipped away from her tin
' companions,^and, gliding suddenly 1
' fore thorn, took her seat in the midc
[ one of three chairs placed in the na1
f This symbolized her coyness and mc
esty. Immediately, however, the gro<
j and his best man came up and took sei
beside her as if to capture and impris
f her. Then the godmother advanced a
helped the bride to her feet, and carri
j her train, as she was escorted up t
aisle to the chancel. Before the ste
of the altar the party stopped while
j hymn was sung by choristers who gath
fliom in n flArjii.nirP.lA rT
cu aiuuiix tuvjiu AU ? w.?- w? w.w,
\ service -was very long. Tlie bride a
r groom frequently knelt down, and re
again dxiring its continuance. At leng
? they were bound together with a vei
able golden chain. They stood faci
each other, and the chain brought th
faces very close together. Each on
| eyes were cast to the floor. This cht
j was laid on the heads of the couple agi
and again. In the meantime the groon
, man held a little silver crucifix betwe
. their faces, while the prelates in t
r sanctuary held similar crucifixes, si
j pended by little pieces of spang]
gauze. There was no ring used, thou
a the hands of bride and groom were f
j quently clasped. The language used
{. the patriarch was ancient Armenit
? though afterward he delivered a hom
I to the couple in the modern tongi
, Afterward a tray was brought, on whi
? were three glasses of red wine. Tin
. were offered to the bride, bridegroi
and groomsman. Then followed mi
j singing by the choristers, and fina
demonstrative congratulation s from ne
j ly all in the church. The bride spez
j English perfectly well.
1 _
3 Fashion Notes.
? Fringes are among the faslrionable tri
mings, and are exceptionally handso
I this season. Both silk and wool frinj
come in elaborate designs.
3 Hair nets, -which are again iasliional
u are brought oat composed of Vesuv
o and mandarin braids. There are a
equally frightful ones of white cheni]
Dresses laced in front find fav
Bodices with round waists are gaini
s-1 ground. They always show five sea
^ i in flip but the waistband beer
i( J under the arms, and is only in front.
y I Many of the new mantles have ru
c i ings of raveled-out silk round the tc
t ! sometimes the silk is of the same col
1 , while again it is a contrast. The rue
4 1 extends round the neck above the stai
i- ! ing collar and down the front.
l" i The crepe and curled fringe of h
y | over the forehead seem almost necessi
s I to the new bonnets, which are genera
" ! unbecoming if the front hair is arranf
c ! in flat, smooth bandeaux. Of the spri
>i : hrmnnfa tVipro is an endless varie
s among which the Fanchou and the B(
'*; appear as popular styles. For dr
j bonnets Leghorn and Tuscan straws i
? i preferred.
e There is at the present time mi
s variety in boots and shoes. For drawii
h rooms, balls, operas, etc., it is n
." j nearly the rule to have the shoes nu
. i in unison with the dress. The shoe its
j' ! is composed of the same material as I
| dress, "while the bows match its tri
u | mings. The style of toe for the seat
ncliues to be rather pointed, but 1
t fact that it is more becoming to the fi
_ j to avoid extremes either in narrow
(; broad toes, will doubtless prevent a v<
^ | marked change. Shoes will be mi
- ! worn, in place of boots, during the su
_ ! mer, and for ordinary walking the "(
, ford tie," made in kid or leather, pre
g | ises to be a favorite. The shoe kno
L_ j as "The Oriental," when worn witli
e colored stocking is effective, and th
, | are attractive designs in the " Princes
I '
C ? m
| Horse Statistics.
I The number of horses in the vari<
fi countries of the European continent s
m the uniteu estates 01 America una o<
*; estimated as follows: In Russia, 1
1160,000; the United States, 9,504,2
f Germany, 3,352,281; Great Brita
2,790,851; France, 2,742,738; Austi
*9 Hungary, 3,569,438 (of which 2,179,!
; belong to Hungary); Italy, 657,5
Norway and Sweden, 655,549; Spa
' 382,009; Denmark, 216 570; Belgiu
282,163; Holland, 260,056; Switzerlai
100,934; Greece, 98,938; and Portug
( 79,716. The proportion of horses
each 1,000 of the population is 227
. j in Russia, 244.16 in America, 175.55
'> j Denmark, 146.99 in Hungary, 114.88
a" Sweden, 89.10 in Great Britain, 31.64
y Germany,and 18.25onlyiu Portugal.
mules there arc found 1,626 in Germa
r" 303,775 in France, 14,935 in Austi
"! Hungary (of which 3,266 are in II
,n gary proper), 203,866 in Italy, and
large number of 6,655,472 in Spain.
I'! A Gingerbread Barometer.
:jr A French editor lias invented a i
r- kind of barometer. It is a general
ct gingerbread, which he buys every y
le af a certain fair. On returning home
ly nails his acquisition to tho wall. Eve
id body knows the influence of the temp
?o ature on gingerbread; the least dur
in ness softens it. Dry weather, on
mnf.mrv. dripR it Tin nnd hardens it.
e- that this gentleman has to do ev
jf morning is to ask his servant what
js general says. The faithful dome:
in goes and puts his thumb on the fig
's and answers either: "The general
h soft to-day; you will please take y
st umbrella;" or, "The military mar
o firm; you can put on your new hat."
e. - ?
a- A sowing machine company in f
ts country has received an order for 30,
scvnng machines from an English fij
June or Bine Grass.
In an address before a Eentucl
: a county grange, Chaplain Blaydes ga^
jg the following three characteristics i
0f specially commending June or blue graj
kl to favor:
3 a First?Its capacity to yield an abui
uy dant pasturage. This characteristic <
the variety named is apparent to a
jjl whose attention has been directed to th
etj matter, as it will yield rich grazing tl
;re year round, and may be almost class?
with the evergreens. All this conspir*
to give it a very high place in our favc
lso for winter grazing. It is a familiar fa
rB that in what is proverbially known as tl
0j blue grass region, this grass has attain
lta ' u very high state of cultivation, special]
for winter pasturage ; while in on adjoii
ing and sister State (Indiana) there are
number of counties in which this grai
k0 is fostered with a view to both summ<
:a8 ana winter grazing.
?js Second?Its fattening qualities ai
an conceded by all to be equal, if not supi
rior to that of any other grass, and f(
0?- cattle it has no equal among all tt
grasses, giving rise to the most savoi
of meats. Especially for milch cov
does its excellence manifest itself, in tt
rich flow of sweet and oily cream froi
'.ee which the choicest butter is made.
Je_ once heard a brother farmer remark thi
he had a large woodland pasture, set i
blue grass, which he usually used f(
)(jl summer grazing: but being advised by
)al friend to cut the pasture in two and kee
one-half of it for -winter pasture, he wj
on prevailed on to act out this suggestioi
n(j and he remarked that he turned aboi
thirty head of cattle on it in the ear]
ke part of winter, and they remained on
,p8 during tho winter, without having bee
, a fed any, except only when there wi
er_ snow or sleet on the ground, so that the
kg could not get^to the grass. "And,
n(j said he, "they'kept in good beef ord<
)ge throughout the winter." I mention tb
foregoing circumstance as it is an attest!
tion of the superior fattening qualities <
np. this most excellent variety of the grasse
e? Muclx more might be said m tms ciirei
e>B tion, but I will pass on to the next prom
^ nent feature of this variety.
Third?Its capacity to hold the so
lg. from washing away is, perhaps, mo:
,en than double that of other grass. En
kg bracing with its net-work of 10, (X
lg_ thready rootlets, it thuB clasps almo
le(j every atom of the Boil, and, when
gh has thus taken possession of the soi
it admits of no rival, forming a heav
rich, groen sward on the surface. Thu
tIr it may be seen that our soil is safest fro
j]y the ravages of the watery element wht
in the keeping of this most beautiful v
ic^ riety of grasses,
jse Domcatlc Illnln.
am Milk Lemonade.?A pound and
3re half of loaf sugar dissolved in a qua
lly of boiling water, with half a pint <
ar- lemon juice, and a pint and a half i
iks milk added, makes a capital drink.
Vermicelli Pudding. ? Boil tv
ounces of vermicelli in a pint of new mi
till soft, with a little cinnamon ; wh<
cold add a quarter of a pint of go(
m" cream, five yolks of eggs, a quarter
me a pound of butter, and a little sugai
?es bake it.
Atple Marmalade. ? Take foi
'*e> pounds of cooking apples; pare and cm
*U8 them, put them in an enameled saucep?
lso with about a quart of sweet cider and tv
^e- pounds of castor sugar. Boil them unl
or. the fruit is quite soft. Squeeze
mg tlirougn a coianuer, anu tuen uirougu
ms sieve. Put away in jars covered wi
ins oiled paper and made perfectly air tigli
Apples in* Rice.?Scoop out the core
cli- and pare very neatly half a dozen go<
>p; sized apples ; boil tliem in thin, clarifi<
or, sugar ; let them imbibe the sugar, ai
;he be careful to perserve their form. Mai
fid- a marmalade with some other apple
adding to it apricot marmalade and fo1
air ounces of rice, previously boiled in mil
irv with sugar and butter, and the yolks
jjy two or three eggs ; put thein into ft dii
re(] table, surround it with ft border '
ing rice and marmalade and bake it.
ty, Cleaning Silk.?The following moi
ibe of cleaning silk garments has been sn
ess cessfully tested. The garment mu
lire first be ripped ftnd dusted. Have
large flat board ; over it spread an o
lch sheet. Take half a cup of ox gall, hr
Qg. a cup of ammonia, and half a pint
ow tepid soft water. Sponge the Bilk wi
itle this on both sides, especially the soil
ielf spots. Having finished sponging, r<
the it on a round stick like a broom hand!
m_ being careful not to have any wrinkle
}0n Silk thus washed and thoroughly dri
the needs no ironing, and has a luster lil
3ot new. Not only silk but merino, bareg
or or any woolen goods, may bo thus tree
3ry ed with the best results,
ich mixed Iluubnmlry.
m- The farmer who keeps too much of li
)x- land in tillage finds the acreable yie
>m- of his crops diminishing every year un
wn finally the soil becomes completely ii
l ft poverished, and he pulls up stake
ere seeks some other location, and continu
s." the process of exhaustion. Byadoptn
a system of mixed husbandry and kee
ing a greater part of the farm in w<
managed grass, a farmer can have dai
)US products, beef, pork, mutton, and wo
intl to depend on, instead of waiting a whe
;en year for the proceeds of a crop of whec
6,- and then finding out that the yield
00; t)oor and the Drice low. while debts ai
'iu. demands are gathering bulk by dela
*ia- ^ farmer who keeps the greater porti<
311 of his land in grass of the beBt quali
fl > can winter a large number of stoc
in, make abundance of manure, increase tl
fertility of his tillage land and rai
Qd, abundant crops of every kind. Havii
jal, many sources of revenue, he is enabli
to to meet every demand and to save morn
.05 beside.
in =g
. A Nevada Phenomenon.
Qf The Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise sa;
uy that much excitement was recent
created in tluit city by one of tl
,m. strangest phenomena of the centur
j|ie At first it had the appearance of 6par
of fire coming up through the pools
water beside the street. These spar
seemed to explode on reaching the su
face, in many instances producing r
iew ports loud enough to be heard across tl
in street, and being accompanied by a litt
ear cloud of smoke and emitting a decided
he sulphurous smell. After watching the
ry- performances for a long time, and tro
>f?r- inn- flipm all alone the street, it betran
np- be noticed that they occurred only on oi
the side and that under the telegraph wire
All This led to a closer examination, wh<
ery the following supposed solution w
the arrived at: The sparks seemed to 1
caused by drops of water falling fro
are the wires, which exploded when strikii
i is the pools of water, with the effect aboour
mentioned. This solution was seemiu
i is ly confirmed by the fact that when t]
wires became dry the phenomenon cease
There still remains to be explaine
;liis however, why, under the circumstance
000 such results ehorld follow the falling
rm. the water dropsf.-om the wires.
), A Thoughtful Undertaker.
We noticed on the street our old frienc
Charley Brown, the great mining exper
:y and principal owner in the Houstoi
re mine, says the Austin (Nev.) Reveille
is Every one knows Charles as one of th<
38 most polite and affable of undertaken
living. Some years ago he presided a
i- a mournful occasion in Virginia City
3f brought about by the shooting of a gen
U tleman who kept a saloon. He was i
is popular man, aDd was buried by the firi
ie department. Several companies were ii
id attendance, with bands of music and i
JB large concourse of people. The officiating
>r clergyman was a comparative stranger
ct I acting for the time for one of the resi
le dent clergy. When everything was ii
sd readiness and the services about to com
ly mence, the thoughtful Charley quietly
i- approached and softy remarked : " Par
a son, ? reckon you are a' stranger uj
38 here ?" " Somewhat," replied the clergy
Jr man. "Thought so," said he; "lool
kind a strange like. You didn't knoT
:e the 'deceased'?" "No." "Well,'
3- added the accommodating Charley, "'
>r thought nobody but me "would be likeh
ie to help you out, so I thought I'd tell you
y He was shot innocent, he was. He waj
>'S just a pourin' out a glass o' whisky, free
ie you know, and that miserable skunk jus
cn np and draw'd and shot him dead, an(
I there-he is. He wouldn't a-harmed no
it body, he wouldn't. Why, that man hac
w AP V?ia flolnAM
LU it UiCUU^CllU 111 IUU wxuc 1 vjl jjio ?iuvvu
)r where be kept tamed animals and fee
a 'em with his own hands every day. Dogi
p and rats and cats and mice and littl<
is pigs and lizards and horned-toads and i
i, monkey, and every darned kind of var
it mint-like that eats each other. And he le
iy the little boys and girls in to see 'em fo]
it nothin'. Ho was kind to animals anc
in little children. Pnt it in. It will pleas<
is the boys. You hear mo? I mean t<
sy have this thing go through clean." Tli<
" parson "put it in " and it did "pleas*
sr the boys." At the proper time the pro
ie cesqjon was formed with a carriage at th<
i- head, then a band of music, a fire com
af pany, then the hearse, and so on. Whei
s. the clergyman came out he said : " Mr
?- T fViinlr HifrA i'r nnmfi
i- about the arrangements. Mv carriagi
should not be at the head of the proces
il sion, but immediately preceding tin
re hearse." Tlie prince of undertaken
a- gave him one severe look, and said firm
X) ly : "Parson, what do you know abou
st a way-up funeral ? You ride Tiead, you'ri
it the principal man in the outfit except th<
1, corpse." The parson took his seat, anc
y, as the sequel proved, he was the princi
s, pal man, for at the first blast from the lead
m ing band his team started, and ran vio
in lently, reaching the cemetery a full hal
a- hour in advance of the procession. Char
ley met the clergyman some years after
and in speaking of the circumstance, said
a "You remember that, do you? Well
rfc don't you see, I can always make thing
0f pleasant and agreeable in them affairs b;
0{ just giving the parson a word when hi
needs it."
Hayes an Early Riser.
;n A correspondent says : The Presiden
at six o'clock in the morning is at hi
0f desk in his sleeping apartment, enjoyipi
r. the 'pleasures of correspondence wit!
' friends. In another portion of the Ex
ecutive Mansion Mr. Rogers, the privat
secretary, is at his desk, engaged in tli<
re personal affairs which demand his atten
tion. About eight o'clock they leav
, together to enjoy the fresh air. By nin
K o'clock the President and liis privat
1 secretary breakfast with the family. A
,, the table are the President, Mrs. Hayes
,1 Mr. Rogers, Webb Hayes, the two younj
1 * children and such guests as may b
l8? visiting the Executive Mansion. Afte
1(1 Uwonlrfnaf flifitr V\nrrir? flto f\f f.Tli
Ul^nuioou uuuj iuu uuvivu WA WM
*d day. The stated hours jf business ar
from ten a. m. to two p. m., except Tuea
Ke clays and Fridays, cabinet days an<
l8? Saturdays. At two p. m. tlie Presiden
lir leaves his office for lunch, after whicl
k. he sometimes returns to the cabine
"room to meet some personal or otlie
3h person by special appointment. Th
dining hour is six p. m.
All the rooms are filled with gueste
:le and at thsir table any friend of the fam
c- ily at band is invited to lunch or dine
st the rule being al%ays to have all th
a seats at the table filled, when there ar
Id friends to fill them. After dinner th
ilf President aud Mrs. Hayes withdraw t
ol tue reception room, or xo ine uorury u;
th stairs, where Mrs. Hayes receives he
ed personal friends. The formal socio
ill routine of the Executive Mansion, unde
e, the present administration, will not b
(9. determined until the proper time.
ad ?
ke A Miner's Escape.
iiy an explosion of fire damp in th
Wadesville colliery, near PottsvOIe, Pa.
seven miners were killed and a numbe
seriously injured. One of the minersiis
Edward Weakram, a young Irishman
Id who escaped unhurt?was standing on
til low platform beside the gangway, shov
n- eling coal into a mine wagon, when ther
ss, came a rush of burning gas down the ai
es course. It came like a flash, and like i
if? flash the quick-witted fellow dropped ol
p- his platform, and, falling full length o:
2II the gangway track, grasped the'iron rai
ry and held on for dear life. The explosioi
>ol hurled the partly loaded car from th
>le track and dashed it againt *he "wall s
it, as to shield him from the h^mes. Oj
is either side of him men were roastei
id alive at their work. Weakram lay Btil
y. but a moment, and as soon as the fore
>n of the explosion had passed, jumped u]
tj and ran along the passage to escape th
k, return draft, -which he knew would brini
Lie with it the deadly " after-damp," ii
se which no man can breathe. His lamj
ag was out, and ho had no time to light it
3d but he stumbled along in the dark, ove
,w foiln-n fimVir*ru rrnd tlift rlrhrin hroucrh
down by the explosion, until he heard i
comrade's voice and reached a plac
where he could breathe with comparativi
VB freedom. The explosion destroyed th
L ventilating appliances, checking the ai
ie currents and filling all that part of th'
mine with carbonic acid gas, the "after
damp "or " choke-damp " of the mines
|i8 A Remedy for Diseases,
r- An old German, aged eighty, who hac
e- all his lifetime suffered from short sight
:ie was one day jogging to market on hi
le respectable mare, Dobbin. Dobbii
ly I tripped on a stone and flung lier naer
bo | The old man fell upon a stone, wliicl
c- pierced liis skull* The dense vapon
to | which had obscured his vision so long
ae 1 were enabled to escape through tli<
is. aperture, and, on his recovery, the ven
jn ! erable gentleman had the sight of ai
as | eagle. A cavalier -was troubled witu tin
)e ; same infirmity. He saw a large saimoi
m j banging up outside a fishmonger's shop
ig i and mistaking it for a young lady of hii
re acquaintance, removed his cap and ad
g- ; dressed it with courtesy. Another youtl
lie : haviiiif made great fun of the mistake
il. the short sighted cavalier felt himsel
<1, constrained, in honor, to call him out
:s, In the duel he rcceived.a sword wouiu
of over his left eye, and this completely
I cured his vision.
; Hcarina; .Suddenly Restored to a L
Ninety-three Years of Age Durln/
Thunder Storm.
A strange cure of an infirmity wl
had afflicted for many years a lady of
vanced age, effected, it is supposed,
the action of electricity, but with
scientific or medical intervention by p
sicians, took place in HackensaCk, N.
The person in -whom this affliction
sided, and who was so suddenly
agreeably affected, is a lady named IV
Quaokenbush, living on State str
, She is now ninety-two years and
ci QUA TTTf*a KAW? in Dm
i ton, N. J., where she lived for m
- years, and in her youth and middle
Y was a -woman of peculiar comelin
Old age has not destroyed all the fori
j lines of grace in her features, and it
- spared to her many of her. facult
c About twenty years ago, her eyes, wl
v had been glowing dim, suddenly
' ceived new keenness, and she has si
[ been "able to read the newspapers w
j out spectacles. About the time that
. Bight improved, her hearing became
3 badly impaired, that she could only 1
flm Irmrtaaf. amimla nnrl rnnvprnni
t could only be maintained with her in
1 tremely high and strong tones. On
- evening of Sunday, April 29, a sho
1 came up, and at about ten o'clocl
, passed over Hackensack. The flashe
1 lightning "were very vivid, nnd the th
3 der had been heavy. Mrs. Quae!
5 bush, who was somewhat nervous,
i sitting up in her bedroom. An uni
ally sharp flash of lightning caused
t to start up quickly from her chair.
f thunder followed, and with the ci
I Mrs. Quackenbush felt a snapping in
3 ears, and as the reverberations of
) thunder rolled away ghe was surpri
3 and delighted to find that she cc
5 hear the ticking of the clock in
- room, and soon after the noise of
3 family moving about the house and
- conversation.* Since that moment
l has been able to converse easily with
. friends, and to enjoy the conversatioi
3 others when carried on in a distinct n
3 ner and not to far away from her. I
- has never received medical attenda
3 with a view of recovering her heari
3 aa it was supposed tiie failing was a j
- ural decline, a suspension of a faci
t which could scarcely have been expe<
3 to remain entirely unimpaired in a ]
son of such advanced years. Altho
1 no medical opinion has been sought,
- believed among physicians who t
- heard of the case that the cure may h
- been wrought under peculiarly favori
f conditions of the atmosphere, jprobf
- by electrical action. Mrs. Quae!
, bush has been congratulated by man;
^i?ion/1o +/\ alto vnl ofoa r
, pardonable glee the wonderful reco-v
3 which she has experienced. Her sis
p who died in her eighty-eighth year,
s in most respects as remarkable a woi
as herself, retaining completely all
ordinary faculties until the day of
death, a few years ago. Mrs. Quad
t bush's days of usefulness are not o
8 for she has been for many years,
r still continues to be, industrious \
i her needle, and has in her extreme
. oge constructed with rare netiness
e taste a great number of bed qniltt
e which she takes pride as the wort
. hands which have been busy for ne
e a century, and which may reasonabl;
e expected to serve this venerable dam
e the completion of a full hundred ye
t ?New York Times,
f ? ?
? I
e A Famous Bible.
r The Hartford Couranf. says : At
e meeting of the Connecticut Histoi
e society the chief interest gathered al
* the exhibition of one of the rarest
^ most valuable books in America, i
4 indeed, in the world. Dr. Trum
J brought out the Mazarin Bible, bel<
* ing in the collection of the late
r George Brinley. This ia one of the <
6 two copies in America, and only si
the world. It waB printed in 1455. '
'? years ago two copieB were sold at auc
l* in London in the same sale, and <
!? printed upon paper, brought $14
e gold; the other, on vellum, broi
0 822,000 gold. Usually a vellum cop
e any work brings four or five time
? much as a paper one ; but the liistor
P the Mazarin Bible raises the value of
!: paper copies relatively to those on
L' lum. Gutenberg printed the first co
r in 1455, and all those were on paper
e 1456 Faust got possession of the ty
and his edition was partly on veil
Tliose, consequently, are not so c
pletely "original" The Brinley c
e is on paper?one of the genuine Gu
, berg prints?and it is a marvel of
r printer's -work. Its equal could no
- made to-day. The ink, though :
i, hundred years old and more, is as
n tinct as ink could be. and the papi
- still white and clear. The "register
e perfect, and the appearance of the j
r far surpasses that of the best moc
n Vmnlra TIia firaf. loffnr /if onr?1i
I is an illumination done by hand,
II there are frequently full-page ilium
1 tions through the two volumes, also dc
a of course, by hand. These are exqu:
e specimens of work, and their colorin
0 as fine and rich as it was when put o
a finer in some cases than it could be n
1 now. The work is printed in La
J with a number of curious contract s
e bols in the text, used to^space the 1
p evenly. Three different ways of the
e ter " S "?broad, moderate width
g narrow?are examples of the care ta
i in such jespects. This volume
? probably bound about a hundred yi
; after its printing, and must have L
r hidden away for centuries in s<
t monastery. The Mazarin Bible was
a first book printed with movable tj
0 Its date is not given, but was discovt
e by means of certain marks upon
o manuscripts found with one copy. 1
r oldest dated printed book is mar
? MCCCCLIX. The"Watkinsonlibrary
- a copy of this. A curious feature
. the Brinley copy of the Gutenberg B
is that upon each page is a faint
mark at the top and bottom. This sol
j the hitherto inexplicable problem of ]
{lie register had been made so exi
'B that is, how exactly the matter upon
posites sides of the same leaf had b
made to cover the same space, lines
't margins corresponding precisely.
3 1
j Motits in Cakpet.?Mrs. "S. T. 1
3 bu3 tried Bait and various other app]
- tions. and still the insects trouble
i carpets. We advise her to try the j
a proposed by Prof. A. J. Cook, in hie
l port on injurious insects. He advise
, take a wet sheet or other cloth, la
? upon the carpet, and then- go over
- wet cloth with a hot flat iron; the st<
x thus produced will penetrate the car]
iiiul nnt nulv dpstrov livincr moths.
f cook their eggs, and prevent them f]
. hatching. It is cheap and easy of ap
1 cation, and we have no doubt that it
f prove effective. The only wonder
that no one haa thought of it before.
ady Objects of Interest Seen by a Traveler. g,
i a A recent -writer from Baker's island,
in the South Pacific, off the coast of
lich Peru about 2,500 miles, gives an inter- a
ad- eating account of life on that little patch
by of terra flrma which carries upon its le
tout bosom nearly a million tons of guano. tl
ihy- He mentions that fish of remarkable na
, J. size and beauty, weighing from fifty to^ hi
re- sixty pounds, are abundant, and are easily" m
and taken with a hook. Sharks abound also sc
Irs. ?murderous sharks, who swarm about "
eet. the ship with greedy and persistent de- m
six votion. These sharks are, by hereditary 01
mp> proclivity, man eaters; and the white P<
any man who comes within their reach is
age snapped at in an instant by a score of pi
ess. ravenous mouths. But, strange to say,
tner a dark-skinned Polynesian will swim D
has about in their midst and rarely be moles.
lested. He has seen a native of the
lich Hawaiian islands fearlessly jump from th
re- the bow of a ship into the midst of a c?
nee "school" of these fellows, swim, with ci
ith- the end of a line in his mouth, to one of co
her the buoys, and return to the vessel un- bo
so injured. Whether there is a sort of sp
'An* PrflomooA-nw Trracn 1 all O fir <3 Q11 il fit
Jk. 4 0VUl?DVa*J l/gvn^wu vuv MM\*
tioii the Kanakas, or whether the tastes of
ex- the shark are too fastidious, and not suf- M
the flciently cannibal to relish cannibal flesh, it
wer has not been satisfactorily explained.
i it But the shark and the Kanaka are on the
s of friendliest terms imaginable. or
un- The flying fish abounds in these th
:en- waters. When pursued by the dolphin,
was their foe, whole schools of them may be be
L8U- seen to leap out of the water and fly for be
her several hundred yards, skimming along
rhe qnite near the surface, and now and then th
ash gaining new velocity by striking the th
her crest of a wave with their long, my-like, ha
tVio TiP/?tnral flna. "Rnfc this he&ntiral fish fic
ised has enemies in the air as well as in the to
mid sea, and frequently its wrial flight is cut oe
her flhort by some fleet eea bird that is ever fit)
the on the alert to seize its prey.
I in | Among the chief objects of interest on wi
she the island to a visitor are the birds, and
her they are well worthy of a study. The th
i of sea fowl are at all times a noisy set, but mi
ion- at night, while the older ones are enShe
gaged in the quarrels of love making sp
nee and the young are complaining over their
ing, scanty rations, the Babel of their chat- ea
aat- tering is destructive to the sleep of one
jlty unused to such disturbance. ' in,
;tea In regard to moral character, the birds
per- may be divided into two classes?those
ugh which make an honest living, and those su
it is which are robbers. The gannet stands tii
tave at the head of the respectablq birds, and sp
lave is a thrifty and honest citizen of the air. w?
ible The representative of the thievish class an
ibly is the frigate-pelican, or man-of-war th
;en- liawk. This bird has a dense plumage lit
y of of gloomy black, a light, wirv body that de
ritli seems made for fleetness, and wings of on
ery even greater spread than the gannet's. of
Tfa foil ia /loortltr ifa Kill la Inner TIP
icl J al'o i'uu io UVVjk/iJ auj.u.wu j aww vau aw
was sliarp, and viciously hooked. Audubon
nan regards the frigate bird as superior per- 0
her haps in power of flight to any other. It av
her never dives into the ocean after fish, but th
con- will sometimes catch them while they ki
ver, are leaping out of the water to escape m
and pursuit. It is often content to glut itself
nth on the dead fish that float on the water,
old but it depends mostly for subsistence
and upon robbing other birds. It is inter- \,
in eating to watch them thus occupied.
: of As evening comes on these pirates may M
arly be seen lying in wait about the island
y be for the return of the heavily-laden fish- ~!
q inrr hirrln Thn nmallpr nnpn thfiv eaflilv ..
iars. overtake, and' compel them to disgorge
their spoils, but to waylay and levy P*
blackmail upon those powerful galleons,
the gannets, is an achievement requiring
strategy and address. As the richly- fV
,r laden gannet approaches the coast of his
i island home, he lifts himself to a great ^
, height, and steadily oars himself along 8
with his mighty pinions until he sees his F
. native sands extending in dazzling "
. lj whiteness below. Now sloping down- .e
ward in his flight, he descends with incredible
velocity. In a moment more Cl
~T1 he will be safe with his affectionate ..
.J mate, who is awaiting his return to the .
p " nest. 81
t* But all this time he is watched by the
I keen eye of the man-of-war hawk, who ai
II ' 1?nn ofofinriAfl liimflplf bo as to interceot P.1
Itrht &annet iQ his swift course. With the ft1
? . quickness of thought the hawks darts ?'
J upon' him; and, not daring to attack bl
, boldly in front, he plucks him by the tail,
7,, and threatens to upset him, or lie seizes jV
I him at the back of his neck and lashes
. " him with his long wings. When the U'
in Poor ga^oet, who cannot maneuvre so ^
' quickly as his opponent, finds himself j~
P ' pursued, ho tries to buy hie ransom by 111
* surrendering a portion of his fishy cargo, ?3
' " which the hawk, swooping down, catches
PJ before it has had time to reach the earth. _
If there is but one hawk, this may be *
, ,lG sufficient toll; but if the unwieldly gan,
6 net is set upon by a number of these .
j. r pirates, he utters a cry of real terror and w
woe; and, rushing through the air with w
? j? a sound like that of a rocket in his rapid "
descent, he seeks to alight on the near- u
? est point of land, well knowing that 8t
when once he has a footing on terra
P f firma, not even the man-of-war hawk *c
n dare come near him. fe
ina- . v,
isite Proflfcable "Damages." ^
g ia A Hartford paper prints the following ti
n? railroad romance : "The industry of n
lade railroading has developed some thrifty gi
tin, characters, among whom a former em- w
ym- ployee of the New York, New Haven and tl
ines Hartford road deserves high rank. He sc
lot- was at one time at work in the Spring- tl
and field depot, and while taking a trunk out re
ken of a baggage car from Boston he was st
was thrown over and hurt, the baggage- ti
ears smashing art beinp reversed. The in- a1
een jured employee suffered terribly, and d<
3me | crawled around on crutches until the
the j Boston and Albany and the New Haven
T?o. j roads united and gave him 86,000. He
;red j was cured the next day. Shortly afterthe
| ward a man on the Boston and Albany n'
The \ road was killed, and the company gave
ked j liis widow $3,000. The former cripple,
has j who had scored $6,000 already, soon ^
' of | married her, and tlras counted $9,000. 11
ible ; He recovered his health so completely &'
pin | that he was able again to work on the s<
Ives . railroad, but, finally, not being hurt P;
how | Again within a reasonable time, he re*ct;
j tired to a farm which he had bought with J?j
op-; a part of the proceeds of his former ca- ,
een lamities."
and i ? j #
A Contrast. iiE
{ The Tuscan womeu look old before ! ^
tV." i their time, are sallow complexioned, j
ica- i and their appearance, as well as their ,
1 i- - a
Iier j iuuuo ut iuc, 10 very uuifruut a rum uuv ui
>lan fclae natives of the Romagna. There tbe :
i re- : women are splendidly developed, vigor- ji
s to ous, healthy, and possessed of extraord- w
y it inary muscular power. They present a
the contrast to the men, who leave all the vf
jam hardest work to them. You Bee along ,
oet, the Roman road leading from Ravenna ej
but to Foril, parties of women coming laden (1(
rom with heavy weights of cut wood. Tin y ^
pli- walk erect, and their handsome faces '
will show no signs of fatigue. By their side j ?
is, walk the men of the party, carrying the ,(
little baskets which contain their dinner. I 8
tr&ngc Slarrlace?A Mortal Wedded to a
All Memphis, Tennessee, is agog over
. sensational occurrence at the spirit)oms
of Dr. Samuel Watson, being no
as than the marriage of a resident of
te terrestrial sphere, Mr. 0. A. Stillan,
to Miss Alice Robert, long nn inibitant
of the eminv. world. The cereony
was performed, with all due
ilemnity, by Mr. Watson, who is a
gularly ordained clergyman, the bride
ateriahzing for the occasion. With
le who was present, the Avalanchc reDrter
held the following conversation :
"Where did the ceremony take
ace ?"
"At the residence of Mr. Watson,
id you ever see the cabinet ?"
The reporter bad not.
" There, sir, is. where the wonder of
;6 matter comes in. It is shut off in a
mer by a curtain, leaving about suffient
room for one person to turn around
mfortably in. The walls behind are of
lid brick'masonry. Out of this email
ace the materialized spirits came,
?out a dozen in number."
" The bride was to have married Tom
oore liad she not died, I believe. Was
Tom Moore, the poet ?"
"We didn't know what Tom Moore
e referred to, but she was pretty
lough to be any one's bride. She was
e most beautiful thing I ever saw."
"Had negotiations for the marriage
itween the ' spirit bride' and Stillman
;en arranged beforehand 2i'
" Oh, yes, for some time. Two or
ree times before had preparations for
e ceremony been made, but the bride
id not until this evening acquired sufsient
power to remain out long enough
go through the ceremony. She spoke
ily in a whisper, but her voice grows
roDfler each time she appears."
" What sort of a marriage ceremony
is used ?"
"It didn't differ much, I think, from
e ordinary religious marriage cereony."
"Now, is this marriage to hold in the
irit world ?"
" Oh, certainly; she was very much in
rnest about-it."
"Does it debar Stillman from marryg
now on earth ?'
" I think he bo understands it. I do."
The gentleman said that there was a
bdued lamp-light in the room at the
ne, and that fully nine materialized
irits appeared- The company present
is composed of about a dozen persons,
d Mrs. Miller was the medium. On
e same evening this gentleman had his
tie child baptized by the spirit of a
ceased Episcopal clergyman who came
it from the cabinet in his robes of
dee, and taking the babe in his arms,
srformed the baptismal ordinance.
1' People who haven't learned the A B
of the philosophy of spiritualism, I'm
rare, can't understand, and will ridicule 1
is, but to me, it is all a matter of
lowledge?of fact," said the gentlcan.
Terrible Scene at a Bullfight.
The Madrid cojjpspondent of the
ondon Standard gives the following
icount of the goring of Frascuelo, a
)ted mataaore in the bull ring at
n/lrirl r<v>pn+.1v in thft of
ing Alfonso and an immense assem.age.
Frascuelo's injuries were supjsed
to be fatal:
A bull had knocked over in succeson
two picadors and disposed of their
Drses, when a third tumble called for
ie assistance of the cuadrilla. The bull
as a large and ugly beast, with long
larp horns, and he was in the habit of .
(turning to goad his fallen foes. Seeig
him menace the picador lying helpss
under the horse, Hermosilla, a mataare,
as was his duty, sprang to the resle,
closely followed by Frascuelo.
Either would hare sufficed to draw off
ie incensed animal, made rabid nt the
ght of the glaring capas. The two
allfighters got too close to one another
id caused in their feint a moment of
iusg, which enabled the bull to come
tKam lilro 1 irrhfrnincr teihVl low
:ecL Hermo8illa managed to escape,
at Frasctielo was caught from behind
id raised off the ground, shaken on the
am, which had entered his thigh, and
ien again gored. The others hurried
p to the rescue and drew off the bull,
hich was on the point of again goring
ie wounded man. The whole scene
ad lasted but a few seconds, and a loud
,7 of horror b*urst from every part of
ie ling.
Everybody sprung to his feet, fiOm
Ing Alfonso in the royal box to the lowit
rabble down near the barriers,
lirieks of anguish burst from tho
omen, while others covered their faces
ith their hands or fans. Men of every
inK and age couia not reirain uum
ttering expressions of dismay and conciliation,
which were again renewed
hen the wretched sufferer, after rising
)his feet, staggered a few steps and
sll down pale and covered with blood,
hich streamed over his brilliant cosime.
The guards and soldiers-had much
ouble in keeping the people from
ishing into the ring and going from the
llleries toward the door at which the ,
ounded man had been carried out by
le attendants. The confusion lasted
>me time, and no one cared much for
le bull or his tormentors, who went on
;lentlessly and sternly in their brutal
iruggle. The one and sole prooccupaon
of all was Frascuelo, and the people
waited with anxiety the verdict of the
The WiYes of Brooklyn Pastors.
A correspondent says: Mrs. Cuyler
aver does any pastoral work, is elegant
id refiued, and lives in a fine mansion
t Oxford street. Sir. Cuyler's mother
oes considerable calling nmong the
lembers of hi's congrepa'ion,being eneretic
and untiring. Mrs. Talmnge is,
>cially, very active and popular, has
ronouueed talents, and frequently predes
at women's meetings. Mrs. Duryra
in feeble health, and unable even to
;tend to the duties of her own homeold,
Of Mrs. Beecher, the writer sa\s:
There has always been a little coterie
l Plymouth church as exclusive as that
hich surjounds the queen. Outside of
lis Mrs. Beecher has seldom ventured/'
A Black-and-White Woiuan.
Tli ovn i'a mi r?r\lr\rr?. 1 111 ff>A
latbush almshouse on Long Island,
hose skin has for some years been un?rgoiug
a change of color. White spots
ive from time to time appeared on her
ce, while the skin of her aims t'rom the
bows down has become ns delicately
ilorcd as that of a blonde, under which
ie blue veins are plainly visible. White
Kits have also appeared on her shoults.
The change seems to be steadily
ting ou.

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