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VOL. 35. YORKYILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1839. NO. 37. - - ? , 7" # (the ,?ton) (teller. A SCIENTIFIC TRIUMPH. Tho professor was happy at last. Aftei years of thought, experiment and bitter disappointment, ho believed that ho had finally succeeded in perfecting his inven tion. He had como so very near success scores of times, only to fail; but now ho felt assured that everything was com plete, and tho final test was to bo made. This idea of tho professor's was a curi ous one, and ho had labored patiently over it for years in secret, his faith in ultimate triumph serving to carry him through his many dismal failures. The device, as I havo said, was a curious one. It was a contrivance which, when placed in the hat of a man and won) on his head, would indicate truthfully that person's thoughts. It was a simple, inoffensive looking arti cle, closely resembling a sheet of white paper, and so very innocent was its appearance that it could be placed in the hat of even the most wary without creat * ing any suspicion. But this must neces sarily be done with caution, and when ex- . tracted, by the Initiated only could bo a 1 I 1 US I reaa urn merugiypuius uu iu? ttuhv duw* . ?the thoughts of tho wearer of the hat. What advantage the realization of his Idea wonld bo to mankind in general the professor did not stop to inquire. Ho had been too much absorbed for that; but he was not the kind of a man who would utilize his newly acquired power to a neighbor's disadvantage He was too refined to be indelicately inquisitive, and too indifferent to his neighbors to care , much about them in any way His inven- , tion must be a success first, and afterwards ho might possibly stop to consider ' how it might benefit the human race Now, however, that everything was really finished, and ho felt that ho was about to be successful, he was in a fever , to experiment on some one?and yet he , was loath to unearth any one's secrets. , The first person who occurred to him as a convenient subject for experiment was Adele. his nephew's daughter, who danced 1 and sang about the house from morning till night like a veritable fairy The pro i fessors spirits rose as he thought of her ] and almost instantly sank again It would be so easy to secrete the paper in her large garden hat, where it lay on the table in the hall, but the professor had qualms of conscience Would it be quite fair or 1 honorable to read the innermost thoughts 1 of a young girl just blooming into woman i hood? The professor had old fashioned ideas of honor and delicacy where women , were concerned, and he decided that it would not be right. Then there was that adorable woman Bertha. Adcle's mother and his nephew's wife, who had been driven from her husband's sido by his cruelty and brutality (who looked scarcely older than her tall 16-year-old daughter), and had for five years taken charge of the professor's house lie would like well enough to know her secret thoughts on many subjects, himself included, but she was a woman, and he could not. honor ably, pry into a woman's thoughts Clearly the professor was in a dilemma He must experiment upon some man, that was certain; but whom? And when tho man was found, there would be more or less difficulty in secreting the paper in his hat, and in getting it again. The professor had lived so much to himself, de- 1 voted to liia stuuies ana experiments, auu had gone so little Into society, that he was not learned in the art of small talk and little subterfuges, neither had ho any acquaintance with the art known as sleight of hand, a little knowledge of ! which would havo been of great advan tage to him just at present. A man coming to the house to call?and i Elenty came, for. although the professor ad few visitors, Bertlia had many admirers, in spite of her being neither a flirt nor a widow?would, of course, leave his hat in the hall. It would be an easy thing for the professor to pass through the hall and slip the paper in the hat unobserved; but the difficulty would be in 1 getting it again, for tho man would naturally wear his hat home. The professor j feared it would bo too long to wait until , be should call again; the impression might bo blurred or worn off, for he was uncertain how long they would remain; 1 or, the man might discover the paper and 1 throw it away. At the idea of such reck- ' lessness tho professor actually shuddered; ] but the shudder only strengthened his re- j solve Tho experiment must be made, j and made it should be on tho very next . man who called at tho house. The "very next man" proved to bo an old friend and classmate of the professor's, f one whom ho had not seen for a long time, but to whom he wae deeply attached. An i opportunity offering, tho paper was i slipped into his hat. The professor then j suggested a walk around the garden, as } tho evening was warm, and nis guest readily assented But once out In the ? garden, tho professor's nervousness and < excitement were so great that conversation 1 languished, and, conscious that he was not 1 acting like himself, he soon proposed that i they should return to the house To thi3 ( proposition hi3 guest responded with alacrity, and on entering tne hall they ' both laid their hats on the table At that moment Bertha appeared, and the profes ' sor's friend turned to her with relief, leav 1 ing the professor to return to his study, < where he sat listening at the door, feeling ] as guilty as any thief. "The distant sound of their voices soon convinced him that it , would be safe to venture forth and tako the paper from its hiding place, which he ' accordingly did, trembling with joy and 1 expectation. Once more in his study, he < closed and locked tho door, and seating him- i self at tho table, he drew the shaded lamp ( toward him. and, confident and eager, proceeded to decipher the hieroglyphics on tho white sheet Yes! He was right! His invention was a success, but even at the moment of triumph his face was clouded. What did ho read? A few thoughts concerning the learned subject they had been discussing as they left tho house for tho garden, and then?"What the deuce Is tho matter with the man? He must be losing his mind, for he grows queerer every time 1 see ut.n Can it be that too much leavning is making him mad? Pshaw! In spite of his learned reputation tho man's whole brain could be packed in a nutshell. Ho has never accomplished anything in the scientific world, and he never will A plodder, and as dull as plodders always are. A certain amount of intelligence, but learned in tho strict senso of the term?pshaw!" And more in tho same strain The Invention was a success, tho professor was convinced of that; but success had brought a largo amount of unhappiness with it. Hero was his friend, the friend of his youth and manhood, and one whom ho expected to bo the friend of his old age, thinking such thoughts as theso of him?and speaking them, too, perhaps It was a hard blow, for under his commonplace aspect the professor had a warm heart, and he was loyal and sincere to tho core in spite of his habitual seeming indifference Ho is not old, either. Tako off tho near sighted spectacles, and trim tho hair and beard, and ho would be a handsome man, and a young one, too. Ho next experimented on a flippant young man who Had only called at tno liouso a few times, and was startled at tho levity and blackness of his thoughts. Thero was mention of horso races and betting, diamonds and ballet girls, debts and cards?all foreign subjects to tho professor, whose youth had been one of hard study and self denial; and oven in his later years ho had studied books more than men and women?so much more had ho studied books that his fellow mortals wero almost entirely unknown to him; and this man, this butterfly, this giddy, frivolous creature, was a terror. Shortly afterward ho heard tho doctor's voico in the hall for an instant, and on looking out ho saw that tho hat was gone. . IIo closed his door carefully and sat down ft and waited. A few minutes later both W Bertha and tho doctor wero in tho" hall toft gether, and then they went away again and ho heard their voices on tho piazza. IIo opened his door stealthily and looked out into tho hall. Tho hat was there! He listened attentively, then crept forward softly and seized it. Onco moro in his study, ho closed and locked tho door, as he had dono so many times. Ho hastily crossed tho largo room, lighted only by a student lamp, taking tho paper from tho hat as ho did so. Tho hat rolled, unheeded, to tho floor at his feet as ho seated himself and leaned forward to read tho paper And this is what he read: Bertha! my beloved, tny own! That accursed husband of yours! To win you and cast you aside! Brute that ho is! Oh, Bertha, my love! what is tho tie that binds you to him f A frail link that could easily be snapped asunder by your soft, whito fingers, He scorns you, and I Oh, heavens! One smile from you, one touch of your hand, is more to me than life itself. My God! The thought of possessing you makes my brain reel and my body tremble! You must givo him up?break entirely with that cur who has driven you from him. Oh, my love, come to me?Tho professor could read no moro. Quivering with rage, ho started up, with v cry of passion and anger "Curse him I" ho muttered, grindingliis :eeth. "To make love to Bertha under ny very eyes! A married woman; how iaro he love her! How dare he think of possessing' her! 'A frail link to bo snapped asunder!' The vile wretch, the serpent! But 1 have fonnd him out, shanks to my invention, and ho never larkens my doors again Bertha to be the s>rey of such a man as this! His very jresenco pollutes her!" His foot touched something It was she hat, and he kicked it furiously all iround the room. As he reached again she circle of the light shed by the lamp, she hat. though by this time badly batsered, presented a somewhat familiar appearance. He picked it up and examined t The hat was his own, and ho had been eading his own thoughts Ho remembered wearing it as he walked up and lown tlio hall, but how he had made the nistake of placing the paper in his own pat ho could not explain. How long he sat asleep he never knew, put ho was roused by hearing footsteps on slio piazza just outsido of his window, and the doctor's voice said. "Ana now mai no is ueuu, ix.-nuu, uijr love, you will let mo tell you how much 1 lovo you? You will promise to be my ivife, darling?" And Bertha's sweet voice answered. Yes."?Frank Leslie's. bM Pausing on the highest point of the trail, ive |xxtc<1 fearfully down into the dimly lit gorge MX) feet l>elow, from which there came to us faint sounds of life, the barking of dogs and u child's voice raised in shrill halloo At this latter sound Bebo raised her fmall curly head from Duke's broad breast where It had rested during the last hour of the toilsome ascent.. The great violet eyes flashed open and gazed down, vainly endeavoring to pierce the gloom. "Why, there's a child down there. How :an a child live in the dorkf From our elevation we could see, through a cleft in the sierras, flaming streaks of purple and crimson and gold, and the sun, like a great ball of Are, sinking into the gleaming waters of the Pacific. Pressing on, wo made the descent into "Inferno," as Duke styled it, as rapidly as was consistent with the dignity of our stolid little burros. At every step the shadows decpenedund broadened till at last, when we were lifted from our saddles, we could but discern the straight, slim figure of the doctor, who had preceded us, and pressed close against his knee the shadowy outlines of a sprite, a fay?clearly something uncanny?so small and frail it seemed. As the doctor advanced into the mellow beam of firelight which streamed welcomingly from the open kitchen door, the small shape flitted from him and was swallowed up in the darkness. Ho must have seen in Bebo's wondering eyes the question which she was to much awe struck to ask, for, as be lifted her up into the light, he said in his gentle, tired voice: "That was little Bees. She and I are great friends." There was a subtle magnetism in the inexpressible sadness which enshrouded this dark eyed, tender voiced man, that drew to him the involuntary love and trust of all helpless, friendless creatures. Young as ho was a great shadow had fallen between him and tho sunlight, withering his affections, blighting his ambition. When ho left home to attend lectures in a distant city, ho was accompanied by a dearly lovod friend, ono whom he hoped in tho near future to call by tho still dearer title of brother. This friend fell ill, and, though after weeks of suffering ho gradually recovered his physical health, his mental tone seemed to havo been weakened. He became subject to fits of melancholy, and in one of these took his own life. Tho doctor was with him, but noticed nothing unusual till the pistol shot rang through the room and the lifeless body fell with a lull, heavy thud to the floor. From that moment ho was haunted by the horrible consciousness that if he had been more watchful the tragedy might have boon prevented. The poor, half crazed sister of tho dead boy refused to soo or speak to him again. After an nterval of despair he ' oL up tho broken thread of lffo again, piocing it together with the harsh, stern lines of duty in tho placo of golden inclination. After hours of balmy, refreshing sloop wo iwoke to find the sun gilding only tho topnost crags, which, liko watch towers, frowned uj>on us from above tho stupendous vails which on all sides shut in tho gorge. A mall river tumbled headlong down the rocks, :hailng and fretting impotently at the hugo jowlders olwtructing its passage to tho sea. [ts banks wore lined with aromatic bay which, gently stirred by tho breeze, loaned >ver and tipjxsd its rich green foliage into the :loar water. Our idlo enjoyment of tho sccno was cloudxl by tho up[>arition of small, scantily clad Bess, who dogged our footsteps and at last, when we paused, crouched at tho doctor's feet, looking up into his face with the unsatisfied questioning of a dumb animaL He talked to tier in his symjiathetie, quiet way till tho thin, grave lips unclosed, and tho little creatr are told him all that she knew ubout herself and the unchildlike life that had been passed under the shadow of overhamrintr mount aiiis. A sudden glow pussed over the pallid face, tho large eye6 grew eager as she told of the one bright day of her lifa "Mister Waller was er-golu' down an' he lot nio ride Juniata, an' then lie tuk me to er show." Tho words tumbled over each other in her haste to tell of tho wonders that she saw. When Bol>e. (biding that they havo one subject in common, slipped down to a level with her, and exhihitisl great familiarity with tho tricks ami antics of the monkey, Boss' surprise (lashed forth "Was yer thar, an' did yer see mof Being answered In the negative she won from compliant Betx) a promise to "look out" for her at the next show. As tho two young fuces wero upturned we could not fail to notice tho contrast?tho one so full of life and health, with shining hair, clear, beautiful eyes and blooming cheeks, seeming the very embodiment of sunlight; the other with pale, drawn features, thin lips set about with lines of care, straight, dull white hair and complexion of a chalky white, a fit child of Shadow. When wo climbed tho mountain side to look over at a beautiful fall where drooping ferns and clinging lichens hid the rough walls of rock over which clear water dashed in silvery spray to loose itself in the dark pool beneath, the doctor burdened himself with Bess. Her rapture was Intense, though she only said: "It i8 so pretty 1 I never saw it before." Afterwards she said to Bebo in a whisper: "1 like that man. He takes mo to places." From that hour she became his shadow, content to be unnoticed if she might but bo near him. On the morning of our departure the whole camp gathered about to bid us farewell, but Bess was missing. Search was made in vain for some time and we wero about to ride away, when she was discovered hidden in a clump of bushes crying as if her heart would break. Tho dootor stooped and kissed the little whito quivering face and whispered some words of consolation apparently, for a pale, wintry smilo lit up tho dull eyes. As wo looked back boforo taking tho turning, which hid tho camp from view, wo caught sight of tho meager form, its thin dress fluttering in tho wind, its tiny arms waving good-by. Poor little Bess! Wo passed away to tho sunshine, leav ing her to the shadows and gloom. **** ? Over the purple mountains wo Journeyed once more, yielding to Bebo's whim that her bridal trip should be taken in the same company over the same paths which her childish feet had trod ten years before. The whole previous programme must bo faithfully carried out, and as this Included a visit to tho "Devil's Gorge," its shadows closed about us again. It was difficult to recognize in tho handsome, eager, impassioned bridegroom the saddened, hopeless doctor of the years of the tui^t. His mourniug had endured for moie than a day, but it was in>|iossib!e for nuy ono exposed to tho bright, joyous influcuco of Bebo to fail to recognize that "man was not modo to mourn." His devotion to duty hud met its reward., and now, at :i5, he was not only one of tho most distinguished surgeons of tho day, but, us the husband of winsome Bebe, was, as he asserted, tho happiest man in the world. 411 day Bebe had been protending to recall familiar landmarks, and as wo gathered about tho camp firo she suddenly exclaimed: "There was a child here! A small, pale child, Just my ago, and her namo was Bess. I wonder what has bocomo of herT' Out of tho darkness there stepped tho tall, lank figure of u girL Advancing into the center of the group, she said laconically: "I'm Bess." | Glad recognition met her from each member of the party, and I noticed that when her hand was clasped in that of tho doctor a dull rod flush passed over her foco. She was unchanged, save that the ugliness of tho type was intensified. After a few words she fell back from the light Guided by an enthusiastic young Englishman who had traveled around tho world, wo went to look at the "Moonlight Fall," which he declared to be the most beautiful sight "eye over beheld." Leaning over to feast my eyes upon the incomparable beauty of the sceno, I was startled by hearing a quick, hurried breathing near ma Looking around I saw Bess standing on tho vergo of tho cliff, not looking at the waterfall, but gazing with a fixed intensity and expression at Bebc, slim and fallen the radiant moonlight How it happened no one ever knew, but with tho suddenness of on electric shock we realized that Bebo was over tho cliff, her heavy traveling dress caught in tho branches of a sturdy manzanita bush that had forced a footing for of the rocky wolL Her husband had but just left her side, but ero' ho could reach tho spot, like a flash Bess had lowered herself to a uarrow ledgo of rock, grasping with one hand a rough, sharp spur jutting out from tho wall, with tho other sho raised Bobo's slight, lissomo form to tho arms outstretched to receive it Looking into tho doctor's faco with eyes transfigured with lovo sho panted: "I saved her for you;" then relaxing her hold sho foil with a crash into tho dark abyss. Later when tho poor, bruised body was brought and laid in tho little cabin, looking through a inist of tears we saw tho face glorified and Itoautiful, and around the head there jccmcd to shine tbo auroolo of a saint Thus f.he passed forever out of tho shadows into tho light of an eternal day.?Now Orleans Mcayuno. A NATURAL BONK SKTTKK. An Interesting story of concern to Brooklyn people was recalled to mo tho other day: Anzona Is a little, picturesque village near VTttoria, in northeastern Italy, not far from the Austrian TyroL It is the homo of a noted woman, whoso fame has spread throughout all Europe by her skill to relieve human suffering. Regina dal Cin was born in tho villace of Vendenciano. near Conegliano, Vcnctia, April 4, 1811). Her parents wore Lorenzo Morchesini and Marianna Sandonella, both of whom belonged to tho peasantry of Venetia. Following the vocation of her mother, Regina, from early childhood, displayed a taste for setting dislocated bonss. At first practicing her art on chickens and animals, Regtna's first operation, strange to say, was upon her mother. One day, as she was going to a neighboring village, tho wagon upset and her leg was broken. Regina, who was now y yoars old, following her mother's directions, set the limb. Her mother was carried homo and confined to tho house for forty days, during which her daughter becamo her nurse. THE DOCTORS ENRAGED. A year later Regina went to live with her brother at Vittoria, where she began to seo operations in tho hospital and acquired her celebrated delicacy of touch. At the ago of 18 she married Lorenzo dal Cin, a poor peasant, and was shortly left a widow with one sou, who becamo a priest Among her early operations was ono upon a poor fellfw in the village of Alpago, who was confined to his bed by fractured legs. Tho doctors had ordered amputation when Regina, appearing at tho time, declared sho could save both legs, and in short time tho man was able to talk. Doctors, enraged at being thus outrivaled, had her arrested and taken before tho tribune for practicing without a license. Her advocate was the patient whom sho had just cured. Regina was pardoned, but ordered to practice no mora Yet patients come to her day by day, declaring they would see no one else. The theory of her skill was tho "reduction of the femur." A poultico of marshmallow and bran was applied and continued for a longer or shorter time, accordingly aa the dislocation was new or old. When the bone bad attained a certain softness the manipulation began and the dismembered parts placed aright, the forco being used at the proper time, and unconsciously to tho patient, all being done without chloroform and without causing pain. It must bo remarked, however, that she possessed an almost superhuman strength in her fingers, equal to that of two men. Another wonderful euro was In tho caso of Dr. Bellitn, an invalid from hip dislocation of twenty years' standing. Dr. Bellim was one of tho physicians whoso prejudice, twenty-five years before, she had sought to overcome. From 1843 to 186S sho continued to practico her profession, In which her only desiro was to exeeL From patients of ample means she always expected liberal compensation, but the poor she charged nothing. Again summoned before the tribunal at Vittoria for practicing without a license, sho was condemned to two months' Imprisonment The caso was carried to tho higher court at Venice, where, defending herself with great skill, she said: "Gentlemen, you know very well how to uame the bones. 1 do uot; but 1 can set them, aud you cannot." She was acquitted amid great rejoicing. A lady of Venice whose daughter was suffering from luxation of tho femur sent forRegina, aud tho young lady in a short timo was ablo to lay aside her crutches. RECOGNIZED AT LAST. The physiciuns of Venice, after an interview, now each presented her with a certificate. Honors still uwaitcd ber. Mr. Couenida, a rieb banker of Trieste, whoso daughter bad suffered from iufuncy with tho samo disease, and who had cousultod all tho best physicians of the great cupitol without fiudiug any benefit, finully scut for Ilegina, who operated on tho daughter, and in a short timo she was cured. Operations began to multiply Wonderful cures were effected. Itegina was tendered an ovation. Surrounded on the streets and everywhere bailed with enthusiasm, she would smile and bid them "thank God, for it is to him 1 hold this gift." Tko municipality invited her to ojjcrate in the city hospital before u number of physicians, and she secured their warm approval, and they rewarded her with u certificate. The mayor now gave her a grand dinner, at which were present the elite of the city and many physiciuns. They applauded her everywhere, as if she were'Garibaldi or some other liberator of the country The day of her departure u deputation of patients, headed by Ali' Valerio, who had boeti cured of luxation of twenty years' standing, presented her with a magnificent album, containing over 4,000 signatures, including those of eighty physicians, beautifully dedicated in lines of gold. The municipality of Triesto presented her with 100 Napoleons in gold, one-half of which she distributed to the poor The profession offered her :100 florins u year uud u villa to remain. It was a fete day at Vittoria when the Italian government sent Regina u diploma allowing her to practice. Music sounded on the streets, national airs were sung. A young man whom she had cured of luxation of tho femur wrote two poems, which were renderod at tho theatro during tho afternoon and evening. Mr. Isaac IL Robinson, of Montuguo terrace, Brooklyn, who was rendered laino from a sickness during infancy, while traveling abroad, sought her at her homo and was benefited to tho extent of being able to walk without tho use of a high shoo. The cases cited are all cures, yet in some instances reluxation took plnco after treatment, as to which she Baid, "1 only begin to euro; you must do the rest," meaning tho continuance of baudages, eta lucur&blo patients sought her door. Discerning their condition, a single touch telling her tho condition of tho bono, sho dismissed them with a sweet smile, often handing them a coin. Though now 70 years old, day by day she is visited by Italians, Austrians, French, Prussians, Russians, Poles, Greeks and Turks. Sho shows uo distinction to patients.?Brooklyn Eagle. JttisctUnncous grading. WOMAN AND HOME. SAVING PENNIES AT THE EXPENS1 OF HEALTH AND STRENGTH. The Slavery of Housework?Bad Manncn of IIiiKhunriM? Homo Influence?Socloty'i Foible Mercenary Marriage* ? Toilet Article*?"Titankit"?Tlio Ideal VToinan. In my housekeeping experience, which covers n |>eriod of nine years, I have come to the following conclusions: First, economy I may he carried to such an extent as to hecome chronic. Second, woman's mission does not consist in spending all her energies in studying n five cent pieco in order to discover the secret of enlarging its capabilities. Third, it is not tho mission of tho wife or mother to make savings hanks of tho family stomachs. Buy enough; select tho best; cook enough; eat all you want; but do not have a large quantity of anything left over, which will require time and strength and tho addition of other materials to render palatable. From time immemorial men and women have been in tho habit of laying mortgages on tneir uaciis, miiKing uuima, U1UH.ICO uiiu nerves do the work that money ought to do, simply that they may outshine their neighbors in a lurgo house, a new piano, handsome luce curtaius or a "fashionable library," and when all has been procured, if indeed Mother Nature has not foreclosed her mortgage, the fingers are too stiff to play the piano, tho mind too dull to enjoy tho library, tho back, bent almost double, is held in place by tho sharpest of rheumatic stitches, and tho soul has been so pinched and starved as to bo l>cyoud the power of redemption. How hus such a state of affairs been brought about? Oh, by economy, saving tho pennies at the expense of health, strength and soul expansion. We can all of us cito instances that have come under our observation, and may have entered into our experience, where tho "women folks" have made a bargain with tbo "man folk" that they will do all tho work, providing ho will pay them tho money which it will cost to biro help. Spring suits niudo Mid dr.iped in the latest stylo loom up in tho imagination of mother and daughters, and for a time everything passes along smoothly. Tho spring house cleuniug is disposed of in short order; stoves arc taken down l eforo tho frost is out of tho ground; tho heavy spring work is dono up early, 60 that tho said "women folks" can have a chance to sow 011 tho now suits before the warm days como 011. But 0110 day tho doctor is called to visit the mother or daughter and tho old story is repented, "Oh! I guess wo tried to do too much and got overdone." Fortunate it is for the sick 0110 if long illness does not follow, and if tho front door does not wear "drapery." Ten times tho amouut saved (!) gone to tho doctor, and poor Mother Nature has to repair tho wasted strength by slow and wearisome stages.?Good IIousc- I keeping. The Slavery of 1 lousewcvlt. And then this lady exalted, as all cookery experts do, the dignity of labor in tho kitchen. She protests that she does nc.L wmi* | a woman to be a household drudge but a "homo maker." That is a very charming phrase, but tho Listener does not believe that what keeps the majority of our New England housewives nway from the fullest personal contact with pots und kettles is any notion about the indignity of labor, but rather the sheer impossibilty of performing nil that is required of a wife and mother in this geutratinn mid (levtil i'iL' themselves to tho nots Ullil kettles, anil tlio coal scuttles, and other kitchen arrangements at the same time. It is simply out of the question unless a wonia.i could succeed in getting up a revolution of her own against all the customs of our life at this epoch and could simplify domestic institutions to u point quite unknown for a generation past. There are women who aro "homo makers1' in the good old sense; who do their own work, and keep their parlor in good order at thosamo time that they do their kitchens, and go to church, and keep their children neat and well dressed, and fulfill in somo degreo the soeiul requirements of the time. But such homo makers aro generally gravo makers for themselves, and sometimes for their children. No man has a right to lay a woman under such a tyranny of toil; no woman bus a right to lay herself under it. If I sho survives it by her own inherent strength, and escapes paralysis, sho is pretty sure to put tho stamp of invalidism upon her children. And sho dwurfs her own moral and mental growth at tho same timo sho dwarfs the stature of her children. The Listener doubts whether tho slavery of housework lias not really a moro hideous record behind It than negro slavery on tho southern cotton plantations. It would bo very charming, indeed, if household lifo could be so simplified that a housewifo could do all her own work and not break down her health and havo somo' timo left to catch up j with the world; if civilized people could borrow somo lessous from caro free, easy living gypsies, and could munage to get along with one-tenth of tho mora friction of taking care of themselves that wo now waste our energies in, and sacriflco nono of our cultivation in letting go of it. But that seeins to bo out of the question Tho lifo that wo live we are in for now. And tho genuine homo maker, under such a system, must bo somewhere else most of her timo than in tho kitchen.?Boston Transcript. Dud Manners of Husbands. A friend was spending the day with mo tho other duy, and whilo sho was hero our pastor called. After ho left, tho friend said: "Did you ever uotice with what respect Mr. Conrad speaks of his wife and how courteously ho treats her at all times?" I nodded assent, j and my friend went on: "I supposo my husband is as good a man as over lived, but his mother did not train him to bo courteous to ladies. His sisters were his slaves, and thereby ho is sailed as a husband. I wish I could tram several hundred boys to bo husbands for the girls of tho next generation. Do you suppose they'd consider it their prorogativo to drive the girls out of the easiest chair, take tho sunniest corner of tho room, the best place by tho light, throw books, papers or slippers down for some one to put away, and grow up with the idea that a wife must bo tho valet and the rest of tho household stand respectfully by to obey orders? You smile, but this is anything but a subject to laugh over. "I really believe husbands never think how their unkind ways hurt. They don't realize tho difference to us?for instance, in their manner when they come to dinner. All day tho wife has been alono with tho children and servants, and is more hungry for a kind word from her husband than an epicurean feast. Ho comes in just as tho dinner bell rings. 'For a wonder dinner is once ready on timo,' tho husband says. Couldn't he have saved that heart stab by saving: 'That's a pleasant sound to a hungry fellow,' and what hinders him from adding what would be milk and honey to a weary soul all tho rest of tho day ?nay, all the rest of her lifo?'you are a good wife, Cornelia.' And if dinner is not quite ready why need he say: 'Of courso not; never is.' In working mottoes for tho home, why hasn't some 0110 taken Wesley's remark, 'I'd as Soon Swear as FV-et,' instead of hanging up 4T Tt I I 11 ecu J IICO LVCrjr num. "When I think I hnvo a hard time I just think of tho womn who hnvo no servants, but who themselves care for tho children, wash, iron, cook, mend, churn, milk, carry wood and water, all for less than an Irish servant girl's wages. Of course men appreciate their wives, cf courso they do, but they keep their polite manners and courteous way for?other men's wives. Ono time James thanked mo for giving him room beside mo at a concert, and then sort of apologized for being polite by saying ho thought it was my sister Mary."?Mrs. C. P. Wilder in Atlanta Constitution. Concerning Mercenary Marriages. We ilnd a number of women thrown on tho world to earn their own living in tho face of every sort of discouragement. Competition runs high for all, and even wcro there no prejudice to encounter, tho strugglo would lie a hard one; us it is, life for poor and single women becomes a mere treadmill. It is folly to inveigh against mercenary marriages, however degrading they may bo, for a glunco at the position of affairs shows that there is no reasonable alternative. We cannot ask every woman to be a heroine and choose a hard and thorny path when a comparatively smooth one (as it seems) ofTers itself, and whon tho pressure of public opinion urges strongly in that direction. A few higher natures will resist and swell tho crowds of worn out, underpaid workors, but tbo majority will tako tho voico of society for tho voico of God, or at any rate of wisdom, and our common respectablo marriage?upon which tho safety of all social existence is supposed to rest?will remain, as it is now, tho worst, becauso tbo most hypocritical, form of woman purchase. Thus wo have 011 the one side a moro or less degrading marriage, and on tho other side a number of women who cannot command an entry into that profession, but who must givo up health and enjoyment of lifo in a losing battlo with tho world.?Moini Caird in Westminster Review. A Toilet Article*. A sensible girl will not keep a lot of cosmetics and drugs on her toilet table, but thero aro a few urticles 6h<i should always havo in a convenient place. She should have an array of glass stopped bottles containing alcohol, alum, camphor, borax, ammonia and glyceriuo or vusellnof A little camphor and water may bo used as a wash for the mouth and throat if the breath is not sweet. Powdered almu applied to a fever sore will provent it from becoming very unsightly or noticeable. Insect stings or eruptions on the skin aro relieved bj^alcohol. A few grains of alum in tepid water will relieve people whoso hands perspire very freely, rendering them unpleasantly moist. A few drops of sulphuric acid in tho water aro also beneficial for this purpose and aro also desirable for those whoso feet perspiro freely. Wo should always recommend core in tho uso of scented soap; in many cases tho perfume is simply a ' '?? ?AAK rtlinllf.V A /VAA/1 rrliTAA?inn | U12?U15U lUi |AWl a*, jjwu ^ijrcciixiu or honey soap is always preferable. Of course one may rely on scented soap from a high class manufacturer, but it usually costs I more thau it is worth. In addition to tbo soap for bathing, white castila should bo kopt for washing tho hair. Occasionally a littlo borax or ammonia may be used for this purpose, but it is usually too harsh in its effects.?Rural New Yorker. Is IChanks u Compensation? Thero is a nasty littlo abbreviation going the rounds. It has been caught up, and has spread into all classes; I mean "thanks." People used to say, "I thank you," "I am obliged to you." Now, when you pick a young woman out of a ditch, sho snips out "thanks," and skips off as if the matter were square. You wipo the mud off your shoes and meditate. Or if, going homo at night, after a hard day's work, you secure a seat in a car and a woman conies in, you rise promptly and tender it to her; sho sweeps her ample silk Into the gap, and a small "thanks" floats through the air to you. Is it compensative/ If that woman had only looked you straight in your cyo aud said: "Sir, you are very kind, und 1 am greatly obliged to you," you would have felt not only paid, but would have a great accession to your chivalry. To stand for an hour would be easy, for a happy exhilaration would put life into your whole frame. But to be paid with an abbreviationl I once had a manucript returned as follows: "Dear Sir?We return your mauuscript, with many thanks. You were very kind to have allowed us the pleasure of perusing it Only that we are full, so far ahead as to nmko it uujust to detain your valuable paper, leads us to return it" Bless my soull but I believe I was just as glad as to have had that paper published. ? M. Maurice, M. D., in Globe-Democrat The Ideal Woman. Tho ideal woman of the future must be a woman of grand and strong physique. Bulwer says "tho match for beauty is a man, not a money chest." Equally true ib that the match for the ideal man, the coming Twentieth century man, is a woman, not a bundle of aches aid pains. And woman will not havo gone far in her search for health beforo sho will have discovered that her dress is a fetter self imposed, which she herself must summon strength to break. Sho must cast off her slavery to the fashion plate and go back to the freedom and graco of the old Greek ideals, aud And in tho deep bosomed Junos and tho stately, well poised Venuses of antiquity, with their loose girdles and flowing lines of drapery, her models in dress. Sho must be strong and many sided mentally. All art, all culture, all thoso mighty principles of physical and psychical law?of which an ancient Greek has said that "tho di/inity is mighty within them and groweth not old"?must minister to her intellectual wants, for how shall sho give lifo who knows not tho principles of life/ Last, and best of all, she must be grand iu that froedom and purity of soul which shall mako her lovo o royal boon, a guerdon worthy of all knightly and chivalrous homage to tho man who shall call her?wife.?Caroliuo P. Corbin in Chicago Tribune. Tag to In the Household. Edmund Russell, tho artist and locturer, says: "Don't emblazon your front door with armored knights and rampant lions, because they don't belong or grow hero. Don't put your initials or your name over everything you possess, so that people who pick up a fork or look at a pillow sham will read 'John Smith, my property'.' It's all right to mark things of use iu some such away, but not thiugs of beauty, and if you must so mark them mako tho letters small and put them on tho back of tho object, not the front. Tho lady who wears her initials in diamonds on a brooch is vulgar. Tho man who prints his monogram on his chftm does a useless thing, for nobody is going to run away with his dishes. "Don't assert too much at tho table. Don't bo too showy und complex. Don't make your nupkin rings too emphatic and obtrusive. Put flowers on the table, but place them loosely or in glass, for if you put them in china or any other opaque substance you conceal half their beauty, namely their steins. Don't entirely cover your wall with pictures, ! and when you have u picture don't let the shop keeper kill it with a big gold frame. Try bronzo or something that, will relate to tho picture on the wall and not make it stand out liko a big shiny spot of color and gilt gingerbread."?Decorator and Furnisher. Superiority of Town Itred Girls. Town bred girls always havo much sounder, handscmer, whiter teeth than ooun| try girls; they are straighter backed, lither i limbed, brouder chested, brighter eyed, j whiter, redder, clearer,wholesomer, brighter, j cleaner?aye, cleaner! Point not the finger I of scorn at mo because I tip ovor, with a [ seemingly iconoclastic touch, the divinity of I the farm houso, the suburban idol of the ! poet's dreum and tho proser's poem?I speak 1 but the truth. | Cleaner: cleaner bodied, cleaner souled. | Tho young miss whoso flesh is fed on a pabu| lum of pies and pork, whoso sleeping room I Is generally on a ground floor, and whoso j mental nutriment consists of tho parai graphed trash of tho nauseous "weekly," ! cannot, in tho very nature of things, bo exI pected to bo nil outrunner in tho rnco of j beauty, health or wholesomeness of soul and body, with the young woman who eats good, j well prepared food, sleeps twenty feet at i least aliovo ground in a well aired room, and j whose growing brain is stimulated, refreshed : and strengthened by a courso of good and j suitable reading.?"Miss Marigold" in Pittsj burg Bulletin An Ever Widening Paradise. It you wish to make angels of young people j who were not born such, make your houso a j homo where they And a rational welcome, i Teach them how to build for themselves, \ j wisely and truly Give a part of your life, . j your love, your wealth, your homo to making [ ) angels of tho lost. I know some who thus > j create about themselves an ever widening i paradise. If from our world dear ones aro j to bo drafted to make populous other para| discs, it is possiblo only as wo so train them I : that they shall havo a paradise spirit und fit: ness. Is there, on tho whole, any study | j nobler or greater than homo building/ What ! ' an infinito study it is. Yet it all concentrates j 1 in our own power to bo ourselves what wo | wish our wee ones to become. Whut exact j I copies children aro of tho homes they live in! i j You may almost describe tlio furnishing of j \ the houso from tho way tho boys conduct themselves.? Mary E. Spencer in Ulobo- j j Democrat. A lietrujul of Confidences. A highly intelligent lady was superciliously I particular that nono of her children should j j ever hear any word spokeu which has the I most distant rcsetnhlanco to u vulgar sound; j j but betrayed freely to them overy confldeuco j ! placed in her by others, telling them all kinds j I of secrets, and so habituated them to neglect | all feelings of confidence, as though she con- j sidered that of no importance in bringing j j tbcm up in tho v,-ay thuy should go. If con- j I aistency bo u precious jewel anywhere, it is j in tho training of a family of childrou.?Dar- j Fiomau. Cleaning a Sewing Machine. If your sowing machine needs cleaning, oil 1 all tin* hearings with kerosene, used freely, j Itun \ our machine fast for a few minutes unthreaded, then wipe off clean; oil with machine oil, and you will be surprised to sio how easily it will run and how clean it will t look.?Boston Budget. A Sex in Mliul. ! Mi s. Cady Stanton believes that thero is a ! sex in mind, uud that men can only bo in- | spired to their highest achievements by w?- j men, whilo women are stimulated to their j utmost only by men. Kerosene is unexcelled in starch to givo polish; also to polish glass; it will makoyour ' windows shiuo like silver. | Egg shells crushed and shaken in a glass i bottle half filled with water will clean it j quickly. The best of ten makes but an indifferent decoction unless tho water is freeh. A Fall of 2,000 Feet. A most exciting incident took placo in connection with tko balloon ascension at Stafford Springs, Conn., not long ago. "Professor" Hogan, the parachute "artist," who had boon engaged to mulco a balloon ascension, had waited nil day for tho wind to die down. About -5:130 o'clock, before 3,000 spectators, lie inflated his monster machine and ascended gradually to a height of 4,000 feet, or nearly a mile. At that enormous height tho balloon with Its occupant appeared to bo about tho size of a frog. According to his programme, tho aeronaut at this point fixed his balloon so that it would fall to tho earth alone, and prepared to make his daring descent by means of tho parachute, which was attached to the side of I tho balloon by a small cord. The parachute, | when inflated, is a sort of cono in shape, tho ' baso of which looks liko an umbrella, tho sides being numerous cords and the apex be- , ing a small iron ring, to which tho professor hangs by his hand. Mr. Hogan jumped from tho basket at that torriblo altitudo with tho iron ring in his hand. Tho cord attaching tho chute to tho balloon at once broke, leaving tho daredevil with his flimsy apparatus nearly a milo from tho earth. A terrible thing now happened. Tho cords had bccoino entangled and stiffened by tho rain, and prevented tho great chuto from ex- j panding its broad surface in the air, through ! which the aeronaut was falling with fright- j ful speed. Tho people below, looking up with j wide open mouths, could see nothing but a | dark line, becoming longer at each instant ] and coming toward tho earth with tho speed of lightning, "My God 1" cried a looker on; Hogan's gonel" A woman clutched frantically at a strange man at her sido as the body in the air was seen to careen to one side, as if unstable. At this point, when fully one-half of tho descent had been made in but a few seconds, and when not one of tho 3,000 spectators expected aught else but a catastrophe, the great surfaco of the chute was seen to expand, and thenco thero was only a gracoful, easy fall that turned every groan to a smile. When tho performer reached the ground ho said that at the beginning of tho descent ho realized his danger, but could do absolutely nothing but clutch the ring. He was unnblo to breathe, his head began to swim, faintuess overtook him, and his sensation was that his fingers were relaxing their hold. At this point, however, the entangled cords that held iuclosed tho folds of the chute wero snapped by tho enormous pressure of tho air, and ho was saved from certain death.?Springfield Republican. A Famous Lawyer. Simon Greenleaf, tho famous law professor at Cambridge, and author of tho best treatise on evidenco ever written, was a native of New Gloucester, Me. Of poor but respectable parents, his early advantages wero extremely limited. He contrived to study law, and commenced practice In Gray, a littlo town about twenty miles north of Portland. He was so poor as to bo once arrested for debt He removed to Portland, where he made such a favorable impression that ho was appointed reporter of decisions after Maine became a state, and acquired a fino reputation. His business was large, and ho stood among tho first when lie was invited, through tho influence of Judge story, to become royal professor of law at Cambridge, where he soon acquired a national reputation. The treatise on evidence was written here. Ho also wrote a work in defense of the Gospels, which was a failure, inasmuch as tho attempt was made to -support tho testimony of the evangelists by tho rules of evidenco administered in courts of justice. No genius or learning could nmkn riioopssr of n. work on this basis. Tho Gospels are true; but the evidence is of a far higher kind than that administered in courts of justice, although lawyers sometimes affect to bo very wise, and talk in a watery way on this subject. Their efforts in this direction do not strengthen the evidences, and sometimes tend to throw a doubt over what is clear enough when seen from another and proper standpoint. Judge Metcalf, a sturdy believer of tho old sort, was not deceived by this sort of thing, and pronounced tho work of Mr. Greenleaf "tho meanest book ever written by a white man."?Boston Beacon. Attracting Customers with Music. Tho latest fad toentico trade Is to entertain would bo customers with music. Tho other afternoon while a reporter was making a few purchases at a general hardwaro and sporting goods store on Vesey street, ho heard the delightful strains of a Strauss waltz. In an alcovo of the store a harpist, two violinists and a flutist were doing their best to entertain tho purchasers. They wero good musicians, too, and their music was vastly superior to that usually furnished by street players. Tho old saying that "music hath charms to sootho the savage breast," was hardly applicable to this particular crowd, but certain it is that hardly a man or wo man In tho store failed to show tho pleas uro ho or she experienced while waiting for tho clerks to open and display now packages of goods. Tho women wero particularly delighted with the music. Sorno of them walked about moro gracefully than they otherwise would have done, others still hummed tho strains as though thoroughly acquainted with the music, while tho eyes of manv flashed and their faces bespoke tho delight they wero experiencing All this while the proprietor moved about as though unconscious of tho pleasures ho was affording his patrons. When spoken to about the music, he said: "Yes. I suppose it is pretty good music, but I don't know much about it, and so I keep my mouth shut. But I'll tell you one thing It is a right good advei Using scheme, and my business has almost quadrupled since I engaged tho orchestra Boverai weens ago. my iuea wus iuu^ul-u at a little at the start by my ucighbors, but now they fuliy realize that I am malting a good thing out of it."?Now York Evening Sun. An Uncanny Field of Holes. In Persia the cemeteries ore not quite so obtrusivo as in Turkey, I>ccause tho Persians lay thoir gravestones down mostly instead of sotting them up. Beyond this difference, howover, there is little to chooso between them. A Persian cemetery presents ? dismal spectacle and is full of pitfalls. The ordinary gravo is a shallow vault arched up level with the surfoco with sun dried bricks. Under tho influenco of tho spring rains these soft bricks crumble away and collapso, leaving tho skeleton oxposed. [Tho holes of badgers and jackals often aro seen leading into tho graves, where theso ghoulish prowlers havo burrowed for food. Both Turks and Persians bury thoir men nb it two teet and a half beneath tho surface and their women from three to four feet. This shallowness encourages spoliation by pariahs and jackal?. Having covered their dead up and marked tho spot with u rudo stono or two, no further attention was bestowed upon tho gravo. No fences, walls or anything inclose tho cemetery. Both within tho walls of a city aud withovt aro spaces thickly crowded with graves, with no defined boundaries sava that they ore not built upon. Iu walking through a Persian city your narrow, winding street will suddenly debouch upon a fow acres of open ground. This area is an uncanny field of holes and inscribed stones. To tho right is seen a man digging a gravo; to tho left a party of veiled women, prostrate on tho ground, weepiug and wuiliug over a husband or father just buried. Over yonder is a big turbaned mullah and a small party conducting a funeral. A natural footpath leads through tho thousands of graves, as through a piece of wasto ground, and leads into another street beyond.?Thomas Stevens in Chicago Tribune. Experiences in Keflex Writing. I composo and write with considerable rapidity, and. on re reading my manuscript., often find that my hand bus writ ten words in opposition to tho orders from my mind. Of tho several words beginning with tli. for instance, "tho" is often written whero "tlicy," "this," or sonio other word was intended In like manner "their" becomes "there;" "whether" takes tho form of "where:" "while" ro places "which," "what." etc., and other vniraries of tho sumo ercneral character now ami then appear. Probably expert ences of this kind aro common, and uro passed over without reflection as to their cause They have long seemed to mo evidences of reflex action. In rapid composition, tho waiting hand lags behind tho conscious thought, which springs on to tho words in advance, and leaves its successive orders to bo executed in an automatic and unconscious fashion. Ordinarily tho wheels of tho brain roll on in duo order; but occasionally the hand seems to take tho task of suggestion on Itself, taking advantago of tho absenco of consciousness, and moving in a more cus tomary channel than that directed- tli, for .instance, is followed by o moro commonly than by any other letters; and the baud, if left to the action of reflex suggestion, would write "the" in preference to tho other th words It is not at all surprising, then, that tho writing of th sends back a reflex suggestion of o as tho concluding letter of tho word, which is occasionally of sufficient strength to overcomo the impulse given by consciousness to tho brain to write some other word.? C Morris in Science. 'Oath's" Methods of Work. Mr Townsend is found at his desk among the reporters Thero ho takes co pious notes lie is ono of tho boys IIo makes a note of everything that comes up out of tho routine of tho convention. If neressarv hn n-nos down anionc the delo gates to ask a natno or an opinion Ho is just as active as the youngest reporter. And when ho goes back to his room ho takes what is best from his notes and dictates and embellishes as before. If somo ouo has said anything unusual Mr. Townsend sees to it that his report finds its way Into that same one's hands the next day IIo has tho happy faculty of never forgetting a face or a name. That which In tho ordinary newsgatherer would bo taken for "gall" Mr Townsend possesses, but ho is smart enough to uso a good deal of ?.il with it. No politician ever lived, or ever will livo, who is not dying to be Interviewed. It is his stock in trade. Mr. Townsend rarely interviews unybody but a politician.?Chicago Herald. Creditable to tho Scotclu Tho memorable City of Glasgow bank failure, with liabilities of $30,000,000, brought ruin to many, but its ruinous effects have largely been overcome by tho noble and brotherly action of the Scotch people. Under tho law of unlimited liability, tho stockholders of tho bank had to make good to the creditors their accounts None except a very few could afford to pay an assessment of $3,000 on each $100 of stock. A fund of $1,035,000 was. there fore, raised, and so well has it been ad ministered that none of the stockholders or t jeir families have suffered waut, while many have been aided by loans to regain a prosperous business standing Up to date b3 per cent, of such loans huve been repaid by the beneficiaries. There uow remains of tho fund some $500,000. tho bulk of which will bo de voted to purchasing annuities for widows and other helpless dependents It Is well Baid that tho entire transaction forms a notable record of generosity ami thrift, creditable in the highest degree to the Scotch people.?Daily Investigator. The Mugninccnco of Civilization. Talking about tho early days in California, there was an old fellow down in tho country who was tho first senator to fo to tho legislature from his district, lis district was a rural one, and tboro were no houses?only cabins there?rough wooden cabins, with nails for hat racks and a ropo for a wardrobe and a cracked looking glass for a dressing table. Ho went to Sacramento, and when ho got back tho entire district came in to call upon him, and ho gavo them a wonderful account of tho magnificence of civilization In the capital of the state. "Yus, boys; I had a china basin an' a cako o' soan scented bv cosh: smelt liko tho flowers, an' there wor a little placo In the wall with a row of bUrhooks in it, an' I said to tho waiter, 'Wnat's that for?' 'To hang vour clothes in,' says lie, an'? well, I dian't hnvo any clothes to hang in it; but it wor splendid; but, boys, tliat wor nothin'. What do you think I had? A real bureau, a real, carved bureau, with a looking glass bigger'n this window in it. It wor gorgeous, gorgeous."?"Undertcutss" in San Francisco Chroniclo. An Invulltl'R Surprising; MarkKimiiisliip. Mr. John Mayo, of Dooly county, who is an invalid, and has not been out of his house unassisted for ten years, is said to bo one of the best riflo shots in tho world, lie will sit in his door and slioot tho head off of a lizard running along on tho fence a hundred yards off. When lie has his hogs killed, a negro man will jump astride of a hog, catch hold of botli cars of tho animal and turn its head toward Mr. Mayo, who will shoot it in tho head with his rifle. It is claimed that he will shoot a crow on the wing through a crack of tho fence, and the fence will bo fifty yards away. His friends believe he is the equal of Bogardus and Carver, but ho cannot walk.?Amcricus ((la.J Letter. The "Public" of London. The London "public" is a system of rooms and compartments concentrating on a single bar. There is the "bar parlor'' and tho "family entranco," which has been imported to New York; tho "bottlo and jug department," and ono or two other rooms, somtimes named, sometimes not. Froo lunches are not in order. Tho lunch at tho British public must bo paid for. If in cold weather you want your alo warmed tho barmaid asks you if you will havo it "chilled." The chillin.r jirnooss which vnrms ifc_ consists ill pouring it into tho funnel of a queer looking machine which stands on the counter. An application of heat within warms it, and it is turned out of a faucet at tho bottom.? Prontice Mulford in New York Star. Signature of tho Czar. Tho czar spends very little time in his study, as ho is more afraid of his stoutness than of political plots, and is consequently in tho habit of receiving his ministers in tho grounds, walking up and down an avenuo while listening to their reports. Ho frequently adds his initial "A" to an important document by holding it against a tree, and hence it is rather indistinct at times. The czar is by no means quick in signing deeds, and in many cases numbers of those neatly written specimens of Russian caligraphy arc returned without signature, and then tho "court caiigraphers," who outdo in their art tho monks of old, have to do their work over again.?The Argonaut. A Steam Lifeboat of Stool. There is now on exhibition at the Alexandra palace a steam lifeboat built of steel. It is absolutely unsinkable, is uncapsizable, worked with twin screws placed in a position where they will not be lifted out of tho water, and can be raised instantly on coming to shore. The engines and fires aro perfectly protected, and tho draught of tho vessel with fifteen men on board is only twelve inches.? San Francisco Chronicle. Belladonna for Brilliancy. It is pretty generally known that not a few young women use belladonna to give brilliancy to their eyes, but it is not so well known that a large majority of those who thus injure their sight and bravo the danger of becoming blind are women who have light eyes. Dark eyed women either have more sense, or think that their eyes aro well enough as they arc.?New York Sun. Origin of ii Word. The word "teetotal" had its origin through a stuttering temperance orator, who urged on his hearers that nothing less than "te-te-te-total" abstinence would satisfy temperance reformers. Someone at once adopted "teetotal" and it sprang into general use. ? London Times New Steam Street Car. In tlio trial of a new steam street ear ; in Sweden tlio cost of fuel is said to havo i been only about two cents per mile. Tho j car will seat twenty-four passengers, tho I engine I Jug i:i cno end of tbo car.? j Frank Leslie's. Hours of Labor. Tho hours of labor in England were twelvo per day up to 18-10, when they were reduced to eleven, and again reduced to ten in 1874, where they now stand.?Chicago Ilerald. Old Jewelry. ' From $;;0,OOO.COO to $40,000,000 i worth of old jewelry lies idlo in England, and various tirms Uavo beguu to melt i it down to make new patterns.? Now ! York Sun. To buvo received many wounds will make you a hero in tho eyes of some, while others will regard \ on aa au Invalid.?Carmen Sylva. Forests are springing up on the abandoned mines and mining towns in California. A fool Is always begiimii g. - French Proverb. THE POWER OF SONG. It Saves u Traveler from the Oeslcim ot Two Highwaymen. Just a lew days after 1 hud read a story on this page of The Times called "Paul's Song," which told, if you remember, how a little girl, who was lost in u pi no forest, was found by Paul's singing asotig she knew, I happened to meet a gentleman whose life was once saved by the singing of a song. He was a friend of mv uncle's, in \ irginia, and I hud often heard the latter tell the story, though I do not remember that he mentioned the gentleman's name. One day at the breakfast table we were telling the various adventures wo bad beard of, and when my turn came to speak 1 related this one. Greatly to my surprise, one of the gentlemen, a Mr. W , said to me: "You have told the main facts correctly, but you cannot know how I felt, for I was the traveler who figures in your story. 1 was u minister of the Gospel, and, in the discharge of my duties, had to go near IIur|>er's Ferry, which was a dangerous locality at that time, for a railroad was in course of construction thereabouts and there were many rough and desperate looking men working on it and living in the vicinity. "To be thrown in their midst unprotected was thought to bo as much as one's life was worth. I was not familiar with the country, and not long Detore night J was completely lost and knew not which way to turn. However, I kept on und m a little while found myself right in their midst. 1 did not feel easy, you may bo sure, but I tried toussumoan indifferent manner and asked them politely to tell me the way to my destination. They looked sullenly at mo and then two of them offered to show mo the way. I was not pleased at such company, but accepted the proffered aid pleasantly and walked on with them, exerting myself to tho utmost to make myself agreeable to them. "After a while wo came to a dark looking place where they had been working on the road, and they proposed that 1 should stop and rest. I was bound to do as they suggested, but could not help wondering if 1 should ever get up again. Near them lay two short drills and these they took up but said nothing. 1 seemingly did not notice this and talked to them about Ireland, for I saw at once they were Irishmen, and asked about their families and everything I could think of to interest them. "At last I thought 1 would try the power of song, for my voice was then considered fine, so I sang all the Irish songs 1 could think of. Still they seemed utterly unmoved and had tho same wicked look, and I felt that I did not dare move, did not dare bring about a crisis yet I then thought of one more Irish song I knew. 'The Irish Emigrant's Lament/ and 1 sang it with all tno pathos I could put into my voice U-Liu uiu uut uuut u aiiiuic > cioc, ^ singing a short while 1 saw their countenances change, saw tho muscles of their faces twitch, saw their eyes fill with tears, which soon rolled silently down their bronzed cheeks. "When I finished they turned tome and with voices trembling with emotion said: 'That song has saved your life. We had intended killing you for what money you might have, but we could not touch you now. That song of old Ireland has brought back tho dear homes and all tho loved ones so strongly beforo us that now wo will guard and protect you and go with you until you are safo from ail danger.' "And so they did, but you may bo sure I was glad when we camo to the Elacc of parting, for I did not know ow long these Detter feelings might last. When wo parted, though, 1 shook hands with them cordially, saying, 'Erin go brngh, Ireland forever,'and walked off as rapidly as 1 dared without exciting their ill will. It is needless to say how rejoiced I was when I reached my destination." This incident is true in every par ticular.?Cor. Philadelphia Times. I'ml rest-lug Wu* Not lluthlng. In 18G3 Prcsidcur. Lincoln sent a force under Gen. Ilinry H. Sibley to punish the Indians for their barbarities in Minnesota and Dakota, and drive them back to the Rocky mountain plains. Among the many incidents of the Sibley expedition against the Sioux which are still afloat in Dakota, is tho following: On the return tho camps were usually made on the banks of a lake or river, and frequently when tho men learned where the camp would be some of them would rusn forward and have a bath; this ro:" 1 up the water and made it unlit tor camp purposes. This action so incensed Gen. Sibley that he issued an order prohibiting bathing until the oflicer of the day should announce that the water had been secui-ed for camp purposes and the stock had beeu watered. One night the camp had been made ou the banks of a small lake. Capt Hoi-ace Austin was the officer of the day, and ho sent a detail to the lake in charge of Sergt. S. P. Childs, now of Mankato, to see that the general's order was obeyed. Childs saw a man come down to the lake shore, look at tho water, step back behind a bush and commence undressing. Soon he was disrobed and walked to the edge of the water and dipped his foot in it as if to sec how cold it was, when Childs yelled "Halt!" "What is tho matter?" asked tho would be bather. The sergeant replied tho general's orders wero tliut no bathing should bo allowed until tho officer of tho day hud announced sufficient water laid been secured. The man remonstrated, and finally said that if Childs knowtnc order ho ought to have informed him before he undressed. "Yes," said Childs, "I knew it. but the order does not prohibit disrobing." The man who wanted to butho was Gen. Sibley himself, and Childs knew it, but ho didn't bathe then.?Fargo (Dak.) Argus. Shoppers' Ilcadacho. Many ladies after an afternoon spent in shopping return homo with a dull headache, which docs not completely leave them until after a night's sleep. This is called shoppers' headache, and is becoming more prevalent. There are a number of causes which produce this condition. Bad ventilation of stores, which aro crowded with people and goods, producing a foul condition of tho air, is a prolific cause. Foul air lingers about and clings to dry goods especially, and the practice of neaping remnants and other goods upon long tables accessible to the crowds and constantly handled by them, is not conducive to health. Tho strain of looking for hours at different colors, often KfiirM nnd the pffoi-S to decide which among the many articles should be selected, produce a congestion of the brain tissue, which causes shoppers' headache. Long continued observation necessitates an effort of the mind, which, although perhaps not appreciable at tlio time, is a cause of the disease. Fatigue has a great deal to do with it, fatigue of muscle as well as brain. Hours of languid locomotion and upright position, varied and frequent movements of the head, restlessness of the eyes all produce it. The muscular strain involved in half a day's shopping is considerable, especially where ladies are not in the liabito'f using their muscles very much at other times. Fatigue of mind and body is tho cause of tho shoppers' headache.?St. Louis Republic. Uo Got Even with IIor. As a Cottago Grove avenue cable train swung around on to Madison street from btato tho other afternoon, a young man jumped upon the front platform of tho trailing Indiana avenue car, opened tho door and went inside. As he closed tho door behind him the car swung on to the straight Dor to tier teet, ooweu ner out umi then grinned all by himself,until he reached homo.? Chicago llerald. Destruction of DUouse Germx. Cleanliness is a great enemy of bacterial life. Secure, as nearly as possible, perfection in drainage, ventilation and water supply. Overcrowding, stagnant water, deconi])osing animal and vegetable matter, and foul drains, furnish very favorable conditions for the development, or rather the breeding, of germs; for, remember 'that the specific germs are never spontaneously generated. Bad hygienic surroundings may induce disease, but not the specific contagious diseases to which we have referred. Finally?the most important point?exclude the germs: for as a field, be it never so well plowed and fertilized, will not yield a crop without 6eed, so, however favorable the conditions for breeding fevere and diphtheria may be, they will not occur without the introduction of germs. To exclude them requires constant and painstaking watchfulness. The enemy may gain admission through the milk supply, through improj>erly disinfected clothing, or through personal contagion, which it is almost impossible to avoid. Many germs jxiesess great vitality, and when once they have gained access to a house, or any of its contents, resist destruction most persistently. They may be destroyed in various ways. Bi-chloride of mercury in solutions of 1 part to 2,000 to 5,000 is efficient; carbolic acid. 1 to 20 to 50, and heat, especially in the form of hot steam, are all useful. Fumes of 6ulphur are also good in closed rooms; but nothing can take the place of cleanliness and watchfulness A Taper Chaae In France. "Speaking of aristocratic sport," said a Frenchman visiting here, "reminds mo to say that our sport is mostly of that character. SugIi great games as we have are played mainly by the titled persons and the military. The leading one I think of is a paper chase on horseback, conducted in very much the same way that the English and Americans play hare and hounds. With us two of the most intrepid horsemen start from a given point at a set time und mark their course by scattering bits of paper as they go. They stop not for barriers of any description and disdain roads. The pack also on horseback pursues them and catch them if they can. This game is always accompanied by a considerable concourse of spectators in carriages, who keep up with the pursuit as best they can by driving along the roads. It is a feat game and calls for the exercise of no" little nerve and vigor. The courses arc from fifteen to twenty miles in length."?Now York Cor. Philadelphia Times. Black J'epper. The two kinds of black j>cpi>cr known to this country come from Sumatra and Singapore. Very little pepper is dusted before it is ground, notwithstanding the claims of spice grinders. The shell or skin on good pepper contains the essential constituents of the spice much more than the inside or kernel, which when free from the shell produces white, not black pcp|>er; but tne heavy grains, with the shell on, make the best pepper. Tlie Singapore pepper, which is the best, is separated into heavy and light grains and the better auality?the heavy?is mostly sold wnole, while the light grains ore ground. It is better for the housekeeper to buy whole I nenner and grind it herself. -Good Housekeeping'. Filling tho Typewriter. Tommy - What is that thing in the window, mamma? Mamma?That is a typewriter, Tommy. Tommy ? Where does the champagne go in ? Mamma?Why, what are you thinking of, Tommy? No one puts champagne in it. Tommy?Oh, yes they do. Papa told Mr. Goitt last night that it often cost him $10 to fill his typewriter with champagne. So, now. Mamma?I will ask your papa about that, Tommy.?St, Paul Globe. Au Important Opinion. Judge Sheddon, of St. Louis, has handed down an opinion in which ho holds thut where a man insures his life for tho benefit of his wife and then survives her, tho policy will inure to the benefit of tho children independently of tho insured's creditors. Tho law has long been that where a nolicy is taken out for tho benefit of any married woman, it would inure tc her separate use and benefit, but it is claimed that the courts have never before decided the status of the policy if the wife died first.? Knights of Honor Reporter. track ami no was thrown over into the lap of a sour visaged old lady sitting in the corner. As lie hastened to usu her pardon, she glared at hini savagely and cut him short with. "1 think, sir, that you are intoxicated!" The passengers grinned and the innocent young man blushed furiously. Ho could say nothing, so he made his way to a seat near the center of the car and unfolded his paper. At the corner of Indiana avenue and Eighteenth street the sour visuged old lady signaled the conductor to stop. She arose to leave the car just as the corner was reached, and on her way out she was pitched into the lap of the young man she had insulted. It was a glorious victory for him. He did not get truly even by telling her that she was intoxicated, but he assisted against the introduction of disease germs. ?Francis P. Whittlesey, M. D., in Good Housekeeping. Sweden'* Ca*t Iron Coin. "Ding it!" ejaculated a gentleman who had dropped a twenty cent piece on his foot while showing it to a reporter the other day. "That's enough to make a saint swear!" And he sat down upon a chair and proceeded to nurse the unfortunate pedal. The gentleman was a well known coin collector, and the twenty cent piece was an old and rare specimen of the hard cash used in Sweden years ago. It was a piece of cast iron about six inches square and a half an inch thick, and bore a number of strange figures and liieroglyphics, aboiit as easily transferable to paper as the diagram of a western blizzard. "This piece," said the numismatist, "is, or rather was, when in use, equal to about twenty cents of our money, and if you wanted to borrow $5 from a Swede you would have been obliged to send your horse and wagon, or at least a wheelbarrow, after twenty-five of them. A man in Sweden, when such hard cash was in vogue, would never be obliged to fumble in his vest pocket with a heavy pair of gloves in cold weather for sufficient change, and Swedish legislators of any party might have boon justified seventy-five years ago in advocating the rag baby.?New York Evening Son. Unique Combination of Relic*. The most unique thing in the way of a combination of relics, and one which must make the army of collectors of curies, antique and bric-a-brac pale with envy, is an umbrella owned by a cattle man in Arizdna, named Wilson. Th6 handle is made from a piece of the Charter oak, in which is set a small triangular piece of stone chipped from Ply mouth rock; the stick is made from a branch of the old elm tree at Cambridge under which Washington assumed command of the colonial arn?*j; the brass cap on the lower ?nd of the stick is made from the erimmings of a sword scabbard once used by Gen. Grant; the green covering originally served as the lining of a coat worn on state occasions by the suave and courtly Aaron Burr; the ribe, springs and other metal trappings were manufactured from a small steel cannon captured by the Americans from the Hessians at the battle of Brandy wine. Eight oblong pieces of brass have been inserted in as many sides of the octagonal handle. These were made from buttons cut from the military coats of eight generals iauious in the Revolutionary war.?Once a Week.