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THE IiEAVJENWORTii WEEKLY TSkMai THUHSBA JULY 9, 1874.
Jl , H I II I co kM i 'i ftBeefels ww THURSDAY. JULY 9, 1874. UP AHD DOWJL As tlie mercury goes up the patriotism of the politicians goes down. There hasn't been a new candidate brought out for any im portant position since the weather clerk got Ills figures above ninety. "SUZHCE IS GOLDEH." I5ut the press and the public seem to be almost unanimously of the opinion that Mr. Hotelier is hoarding too much of this sort of "gold," and that he ought to put a little of it into "circulation" by using it to redeem wiriic of his dishonored "pajier." THAT ACCtHJSTS FOB IT. The St. Louis GMe has alread v found out the reason why the great jiyroteclmical dis play on the 4th and on the bridge turned out to lie a great fizzle: It was because the committee" Fj,ciit k much money on en gravings of their own photographs that they hadn't enough left for fire-works. ACCOKMODATIHG. The editor of the Trindad Knterprue is entitled to the honor of being canonized as the inifct accommodating man. His name is llliiani, but c.erjbody persists in wiling it "Hunan," and so he consents to lie "Finnan" for the accommodation ot iui"lilMr& his THE "O.UINCH BUO ! " ThatV what's the matter with the com so Deacon Iloii-ton told the Grangers at their 4th of July picnic. Uriilgct di-covcrcil a turtle, which the head of the family had hent home for soup; hhc captured the "baste" and bore it to her impress with an air of triumph, asfchecx t.laiine.l,"Och, mum, here's the murtherin' "lied Wig that's been aitin' tlie childcms." WHEEEFORE! V- oWrrc that some iaiers gusli with inialliy for the di-diarged clerks at tYaUiiiigtoii. We did not notice any such tearful U-ndemew over tlie announcement that hundreds of lalormg men were rcccniy di-ehanrtil from the Government avy Yanl. In cither case there weremorc labor- ia tlian there was work. Wiy slobber over the dirks? The hardship was iiuitc as great fur the workmen as for the clcrk. V01TT STAY LOHO. Tlac astronomers still insist that the comet intend to give us a call in passing. Ilut if its a well-bred comet it wont May long; what with the lleechcr-Tilton scandal, the potato bugs, and the mercury at 38 in the shade, a celestial visitor who might drop in upon us ju-t now would imagine himself in that nameless country where Dives located, and would take his departure as won as practicable. THE SWTH CASE. It appears that the wntencc of George Smith was not to the iienitcntiary, but -imply "imprisonment" without labor, which may, and probably does, mean confinement in the county jail ; but whether in the State or county prl-on, the terms of the rentence are Midi a.- to make the penalty remarkably light lor an offence of such magnitude. Judge Hubbard's leniency went to the ex treme limit of the law, and the tax-payers .f this county who have lcn robbed of ncarlv n:eiitv thousand dollars through s:,;i1,'v fiv.iranalic stealing, or worse than - ' . e itiiiinnl negligence, are of the opinion that mercy has U-cn pirmitteil to encroach upon th iKHindsof justice. A KEW PABTY. Mr. JJrooks Adams tbc youngest of the Adam family, in the July issue of the Vr7i American llcciav ventilates ideas of a new party and a political milleniuni, as fol lows: "First, A strong President mu-t be fhoHii, who will curb the Senate, confine Congress to its jirojwr functions and who will le able to ii.mvhe and to execute a broad Hlitical )KIicy one who, above all tl-p, will do battle for the courts. Second, Notation in office mii-t be Mopped by legis lation; place init-t in future be held during giKnl Miatior; and place men must be for bidden to mingle in iwlitics. Third, Some thing niii-t lie done to free minorities from their thraldom. Some means mu-t lc de-i-til of loo-cning the garrotte of the caucus. Tliat iii-titntion is now strangling the na tion by permitting tho-e men who handle party machinery to break down opposition and to dric from the field all who will not jitsldle in their low arts." A HABD TOW. Xewtou, Wichita, Ellsworth and the rest, have all had their days as the champion "Hard place" of the State, but as the coun try settled up these hard, towns Bcttled down, and arc now reckoned among the most leaccable and virtuous villages of Kansas, hut Atchison, alwavs a little behind, seein to 1 just now entering upon her lawless ieriod. accordinx to the statements of her own newspapers. Papers we admit, will prevaricate a little now and then, but it is always for tlie purpose of magnifying the advantages and attractions of their own towns they never lie on tlie "off ride consequently when we find an item like the following, which we clip from the Atchison ratriot, tc may safely conclude that it is no exaggeration : A gentleman from a neighboring town was spending tlie Fourth in our city. Walk ing along one of our streets he passed the door of an establishment where a number of crsons had assembled to work their spirits up. There was a good deal of boisterous talk. His attention was directed to two men in a ouarrel. A third person cried out : "kuoek him on the head ; it will cost you but a dullar." Our friend retired, meditating uiion the cheapness of human life, and sar ins to himself. "This is no nlace for me." he took the next train, preferring the quie tude ol his own village, to the bustle ot a citvhcrea nan's life was worth only a dollar. Law-abiding people will generally make 3t convenient to "go around" a town of that sort. LET WELL EHOUGH AIOXE. As The Times is read in every county in Kansas it is in order- for us to discuss the chances of congressional aspirants in all the districts of the State. Hon. S. A. Conn, of the Second District, will be a candidate for nomination to a sec ond term, and the Kepublicans of his dis trict, if they are wise, will send him back. Tlie secret of the great power exercised by the South in Congress during the old sla very regime, was in the fact that when they got a good man iu Congress they kept Mm there, while in the Xorth, before a member had fairly "learned the ropes" he was "rota ted" out. Mr. Cobb is now serving his first term, and thus far has made as good a record as any man could ask for. Upon even- ivue that has been before the House since he took his seat hi that body, he has been found npon the side of the peoph, . his speeches and in his votes, he kaa given no uncertain sound, but he haa left a record that is clear and unmistakable, upon the side of right and justice and the people. It is a fart well know to all who are ac pjainted with the way thing, w 4 Washington, that it is aot the anoat hrtf liaat speaker that accomplishes the moat, La Congress, for hu constituents, bat the t active worker the man of deeds, rather jhan of words; and Mr. Cobb's strong point is his hard work. During the short time he has been in the Hou-c, he has acquired the reputation among his fellow members, of lieing one of the moot influential members of that body. He is an indefatigable worker, as all those who arc acquainted with him well know, and having been at Washington now long enough to learn the way of doing things he ha8 J,bt reached the beginning of his usefulness and has got to that point where he can be most serviceable to his con stituents. Another strong point in his favor consists in the strict and prompt attention that he gives to all business entrusted to his care. Ifanv of his constitutents, in any part of the State, have business that requires "looking after" in the departments at Wash ington, a letter addressed to 'Mr. Cobb al ways brings a prompt answer, and the business is attended to. as hun dreds of men in Kansas who hate been thus accommodated can testify. The Icoplc can the better appreciate this trait in one of their public servants because of the fact that so many public men who are very accommodating and attentive to the wishes of the poople, whin candidates, soon become indifferent aftce election, and are only heard of by their Constituents through the public prints. Put Mr. Gbb is, in tlie full scn-o of the term, a man of flte people ; elevation to office has not turned his head, and isolated him from the masses but he is just as much one of the jicoplc when in Con gress as when on the stump or In his law office. We are not aware that Mr. Cobb will have any organized opposition we don't bej lieve that any considerable number of Re publicans in his district can be found to op jkss; his nomination, but certain it is whether he should have an opponent in the convention or not, the jieople, whose inter ests he hxs never failed to champion, will see to it that he is again nominated and elected. We have said this much for Mr. Cobb because his re-election this Fall is a matter of more than local importance, in his own district; it is a matter in which tlie whole State is interested ; he is capable of exer cising an influence in favor of all measures affecting the interests of the State, which Kansas cannot afford to dispense with, hence the icople of all parts of the State, as well as those of the Second District, are inter ested in his nomination and election to an other term. ST. LOUIS CELEBBATIOH. Tim Sl Louis naners all Issued extra sheets on Sunday moniing, and were filled up witii accounts of the great 4th of July bridge celebration. An estimate ot tlie number of visitors present places the figure at one hundred and fifty thousand. That is probably somewhat exaggerated, but then there were no doubt a great many visitors in the citv. Tlie exercises of the day all passed off in a very satisfactory manner everybody seemed to be entirely satisfied with the demonstration, and fully convinced that the bridge was a "big thing" when supple mented by the 4th of July, a rcry "big thing." Put the display of fireworks which was to have been the chief feature of the oc casion, did not seem to 1 altogether satis factory. The Vciocrct diseribcs the display as follows : To fully appreciate the immensity of the multitudes ot people who tloeked last night to witness the grand finale of the great bridge celebration, it were more than neces sary to be present. From the hour of sun down until the time appointed for the pyro tcchnical display, every avenue leading to the letce was alie with human beings bur ning to the landing to secure an eligible IKisition from which to view tlie fireworks. amm before the hour of 8 o'clock tlie dif ferent steamboats that had advertised to supply seat- to spectators were black with an anxious crowd ! They were like so many human bee-hives. The levee, as far as the ec could reach, was filled with a seething, -Tir..iiin. muss of men. women and children mi? iliiclis of all descriptions. The house- f..iw ..n. .s-n-nroil and windows filled in the nmnnrr. Probablv never before in the historv of the great city has such a vast as- 1.1"..... Iu-.,. ralli-ctui at one time on its lcec. "The air was filled with he num of human voices the strains of music and the shrill whistles ol the steamers as mej pnr pared to take their iositicrs on the river, t . B.-in ,vinrk. ciervthiiur beimiin readi ness the MS"111 S" was Kred allJ M !f. b-v ma"ic, the atmosphere was filled with a shower of rocketa of every imagmable color, f .!, mt .Ulirate and beauUlul tints and hues, forming an aerial scene and lighting up tlie heavens wuu y'"'; "- "" -.I..-..:., mint, causmz an involuntary burst of approbation to burst from the thous ands of spectators. At different portions of tbc bridge colored lights were kept burning, filling the air with a lurid, weird like light which was intensely captivating. Many of the pieces displayed were full of went. The rocket tli-piays i'c uin.u-v ej - : irniundcd bv booueUof ttars, ot : Iw.h.iimI v.-iritirated colors, was beautiful Uevuiid description. The fairy fountains flights of lomb-helLs the diamond cross, the li.i... Kim-, the fire telecrauh. pillars of fire, 111,1 klmui-rs of u-rolites. whicli were excel lent, and elicited much praiseworthy com nitnt from "the rythmic. The Givie givoa a more f - A.- awonnt of the pvrotcchnic display. j.. ..-uiicludcs its remarks as follows: The foregoing comprises a succinct state ment of the exhibition at tlie bridge as it apjvared to an impartial observer. From 1 1... liisinnintr of this dislilav to its close. the presentation was all that could be de sired, and equaled the reasonable expecta tions of those who congregated to witness It. The sudden termination of that which had opened so auspiciously, left the people in a condition of mind, that, without dealing in ambiguities, was not flattering to those en trusted with its execution, ihe statement ha liecn that it was gotten up at a great ex orase. and the conclusion 01 inose wno as sumed to be familiar with the outlay, seem- cdjtobe that it was vastly in excess of any entertainment that was afforded. To tlie stranger in our midst who had journeyed hither to participate in the ceremonies inci dent to the formal bridge inaugural, and who had been edified by the elaborate efforts of the morning, it appeared as if there was cauc worthy of explanation for this effect To the citizen who gloried in the success of the dav, and who had contemplated the finale in the evening as a fitting sequel, it was a source of mortification that found ex pression in emphatic utterances. To all it was a disappointment unworthy the occa sion, and one calling for a clear explana tion, without circumlocution or attempt at extenuation, unless caused by circumstances which it was impossible to guard against. Eudently there is room for an investigation committee. THE EIGHT E0UX LAW. Asa tna'terof interest ton large ncniber of the woi king people of tl e State, we copy from the Uongrensicntl Record the following report cf the proceedings in the House in le lation to ihe payment of Govt rnmeat em ployees under the eight hour law. The mia cel'anecui Appropriation Bill being under considerat'on in the Committee of the Whole, Mr. Cobs, of Kansas, moved the follow ing, to come in rs an additional section. The Clerk reaJs as follow: That the pro -oper accoonunf omcer , ne, ana nere niirl ad nqntml, in the aelUement Af an uItK f. r tau sMViers of laboretm. wrs. m-n.aad mbaaiiweap,7ed by or on ttetudfetiite CJvrant of the I niie4 Mates, between tbe Sth day -f Jose, 18S. tha date ol tae act eawstl tuting e'ebt houra a day'swork lor all aoeh labor era, wwrku-B, u4 micbasJcs, and tbe data of lbs paaatge of ibis act, to sciUe aad pay fur the aaate. without nducttoa on account of redaction of kowia of tabor by laid act, when It stall be aaais to an sear Ibat oach waa lb- sole caawaaf the iwineUoa of wasea,andainBcieni saaa for sale poraMssia kmbf aBBeoKtated oat of aav saoncr la tfes Trca- ssrysntwtbarwiae p eujslatss to tmtmmM aoaettnteawytoUw lailiiri. waiaawa, asjt atsehaancs aaeatagaed te aaU act f Jaws a, tma. ihofan coaaneaaarlnw et aesya waara aW ews. steal aswaw- mmaz fij UavRoaarnWhrn does that fosaaaefnfi- 1 he CHAiaatAJf. IJ 1 Bjoved as am aaVb-1 aecijoa 10 mmtm K wyi" T. ' V -.?,. .i- are a "ffjaBja, of Vermort. I asj fafa M hear ism ..nMat naa sisiar tteceatsioasskia arMits.tJlVg, ehwahM it is in esoaticw rTexitaS iaghw, -" MskWiTX&BBaer Tmmaat. Frasa the leaaiagoftheami-ilaiistit occurs M it ia liable to the point of order. It pro vides for pyig tie rieisuu named accord ing to a diUrrent lw ana oy a aineieii ruir Irom that which was in force at the time the work wv performed: Jt is to that ix trat new lnrishuior. In other words. Mr. Chairman, there i no law providing for the pajaseat of these wi rkmen 00 the lerma and according to the provisions specified in the amendment moved by the gi.tlm an from Kanaaa. Mr. Cobb, of Ka s s Before the Clair decides the point of order, I wish to mr a word or two. When ihe act of May 2, 1872, waa moved in C aamhtte of the Wtolaon the rtate of the Union tr y nrsfll, Mr. Cnairaaes, aqueti n of trd.r waa then raised. Thin amendment i In substance the aaw aa the Jaw of May 2, 1872, which ison thiaTervu.e.u!.irt Ihe qnenioa of order waa rid bj Mr. Fan sworth, of Illinois with Mr. Stevei jo in tie cl air, and aa w.ll b- seen by the G obe of the FortT-wcund Cwtreas page 1481, it mat then decided 10 be a j.erna ne amendment to the deficiency bill which was then under oors'deraticn. I Icoled uii Ihe whole uii:trr Iwfotc at- trrap.ing to ofbr this amendment in Com mitee tf the Whole, ar.d Lad it Iven list le 10 the pomt of on'er nistd ly the gentleman from Veiniont, I would in t -e House have moved lo usod ihe ruin in trdtr 10 have obtained the privller of offering it f s an amendment to Ibis 1:11 i3 rommiltte. The Chairman. The Chair wuulJ ask the gentleman Ooai Vermont to state the law whhh this idui Imr.t prooosra to amend or change. Mr. Wiixakd, ol Vermont. There work men wereempUyed when a eivn law wai under operation and ilia now profowd to pay them according to a different rule and a different law. Mr. Chairman, it- is like a proiosvtion to be pat into this bill to pay the President of the United Sutea a larger cum of nvny for bin last years ralaty than waa provided at that time by law. The amendment ia not in arcordanos with any existing law, an 1 is therefore liable 10 the point of order. The Chaikmax. Will Ihe eenlleman from Vermont rnr to ibe law which this amendmin: i.ronosea 10 chance ? Mr. WlLLARD, of Vermont. It is for theann'leman from Kansas to re'er to the law which make ibis amendment in order, Mr. liOTXXR, of MasichutUs O, no; you have made the point of order and you ought lo atate ILe law which this amend ment broDosee tj change. Mr. Wilulrd, of Vermant. It is lor the gentleman from Kansas to oiit out the law lor it as he has made Ihe aminlmrn. I rata the point of order that there is n j law authorizing this appro) rialion. The ChairmaM. The gentleman from Vermont rais-s the paint of order that this is not autbotixed by any existing law. a he Chair overrules the noiot of order. Mb. Cobb, of Kansas. The r awe 11 fir ih'a amendment which I move to this bill is this: the law paaard on the 2d of May, 1S72, waa lor the compensation of these laborers io order to cover the period between the 23tb of June, 1868, to the 19:h of May, 1SC9, the latter beinar the date of the iswance ol Ihe President's proclamation. It waa undoubt edly supposed, when Congress passed the law Of the 2oib cf Jane, 1808, that it Wculd be n spcted by the administrative and minis terial omcets 01 ine uovernmeni, out 11 was on the conlnoy defied, and the matter was sccordirgly brought lo the alien ion of the Executive, who 11 formed the extiaordi- naryactofhsoingthatprocUma'ion which is familiar to us all, of tic lO.hofMay, 1869, enforcing the act upon all the adminis trative and ministerial officers of the Gov ernment that they must respect that law as ihe law cf the land. It was supptscd en the part of the House and o Cmiesi in '72 that the ei.ht hour law had been obeyed and respected after the issuance of the Pres ident's proclima ior. But ihtt was a mis take. On the eoiitrary the fact is patent to evervbodv, that notwithstanding the law of the 25th of June, 186S, and notwithstanding the Pns'dent's proclamation cf the 19th of May, 1SC9, this law has bcen constantly and persistently defiid by a large number of mini'tuial emcera 01 ine uovtrimeni uown to the lstof October, 1872. These men have a claim again A the uov- eromtnt for two hours' extra labor which they have performed each day b 'tween the la eo! the passage ol mis act aim wnen 11 became the law of the Isn't, up 10 the lime when it bgan to be respected throughout all the dip irtmenU of the Oovc nmrnt. They have as good a claim for that service which they rcnderd alter the 19.h of May, 18C9, down to October 1, 1872, aa they have for the service which they rendered between ine 25th of June, 1868, and the 19th of May, lb72. The proof that thiy did wnler ilut ser vice is ovil whelming, and iheybave ihe right to com enralie n for it. 1 introduced at an etrlj period of the wsdon a bill on this snbj.c. which was referred to the C ni mitue on Claims but in reference lo wl ie'i no report has been made. I als 1 urtsl this amendmeit before the Committee on Ap preprittiois, anil rough! to bate it rejw r.td with this b 11. lis justice no one cau deny. In my own district, at Foit Leavenwiru, a Urge number of men win went en work ing in this wry, wcrking two hours extta each dav, will be compelled to submit their claims lo Ihe Court of Claims if th:s amend ment is not adopted to this bill, and they ought to be saved any sueh expense and vex ation, for they are poor laboring men aid are not able to stand such an additional out lay. I hope the coniniittee will not refuse hem this simple meed of jus ice In re and now. Mr. Atkins, Will the genileimn cllow me to ask bioi a qiiestieti? Mr. Cobb, of Kansas. Yes, sir. Mr. Atkins It the amendment is adop ted how much w:l it jncreas; the unlihted ness ol the Qovcroment? Mr. Cocit, of Kansas. Froiucorrespcnil- ence 1 have had with the Third Auditor, 1 believe it weti d increase the indebtedneFS of the Oovernnent to the extent of about $1500,000. Mr. G, F. Hoar. It wouli rot ir.crease the indebtedness of the Government at all. Mr. Cobb, of Kant-as Yes; I correi I my atatemm'; it would not increase the indent edcess of the Government one cf nt, because Ibis u doe to there peojle this day; but 11 would je'tle a claim that is now nnadja-te i aeainst the Government of about S6',000 Mr. DnswEix. I offer the following amendment 10 the amendment: Pnrided, The lav maalnf e'ght hoaia aleiral working day tji the eo)lojes 01 liie Catted SUtea le berety tf alnd. Mr. U. V. Hoar. I raise Ihe point o order that 1 hat ia new Ieeidat4n. Mr. wnxARn, of Veraiont. It i ger mane to the p nding amendment. The ChaikMAK. The Chair scsUina th point of order. Mr. Cobb, of Kan. 1 at the gentle man from Minnesota Mr.Duntelljt? yield to me lo allow me lo compl-'e my Btab men. The Chairua. The gentleman from Minnesota is nit entitled to the floor. Mr. Field. I offer Ihe feltowingamend ment: Aftrthe warn ,lerflIIlP Insert "br sueh labors s, lacluding Uauuteis and watchmen.' Mr. Cobb, of Kansas. I nude the point of order ibat that is mwleguution and as such will defeat tins amendment, else I would le happy 10 admit it aa a iont claim. The Chairuav. The chair su. tains ihe point ef order. lhquelioo being taken on the amend ment nl Mr. Cobb, of Kuus lletc were a j os 28, noes aoleoaoted. So the amendment waa not agreed to. cAjreixe num. BY W. X. H0W8IXV. When it is remembered that fraiis are be- comirg article) of almost universal and everyday coawnmpliori. aot only in summer bat al'o ia winter, aad lb a', this luxury may be placed withbj the reach of every cne, it bscosaesasaljett of prime iaportasce to know how they may be beat preserved ia the most ruccesdul, expeoi ious and econ omical manner. Before prtceedinr to the dircearion of the sabject of canning, we wou'ul remark that the time is not far distant whea the s ering offrwtsinthecellirforwuaUr aad spring sw.willlMoaaesacommoa as know is, to fill the bara with graia, hy and roots fcr lite stock, or 10 provide fiunr, pork, beef. calrbaaorpotateastorthefaamily. Socosa- moaistheaae of finks .reserved aa ban jnau hiaimisg. Ihnt ti spot where ..fasasalaa the Uaistd Statta bat that lhsaaatwiaiaMa!ae feeawL aad ia al emtenaawLKota -alsiaaor ahaaty ia the Meaataics . ivfsmL Xhw esaiaka and teaahfal fcoti far awaa to tktewa vitiated palate, they aia .raMe oawsaetal aairawlimn ,asarly aasiaaalaisd to their aaaaswav SaW -oar phyaiaalt n togwy tmwm ted, then will fiuita become to be almost universally cultivated and consumed. With theee preliminary remarks we w 11 now proceed lo di-ccss the subject of c... nng fruit. Atd in the first place w a. e to notice the mist succeasiul method if per forming ibis proiei. Tbe great and lead ing obieci to be had in view in ihnt pre set ving fruit, is 10 hate it open, when wan ted to te uaed. as neatly in their natural condi i jn as possible. If some prorew could be invented of extiac'ing a'l the air from tV j r or can into whieh ll e fruit is to bepotfu- im: fceepirg, and then the can beaoaialrd as tt make it perfectly air tight, our dia-re woull bn accomplished lo the ful e extern; for aa long as the extei r.at air ts kept from c oain; in contact with the frail, it can undergo no change, but will remain for a treat length cf time jdst as it waa when put into the can. Aa this process of ext aslitig all the air from the can, white cold, ia possible, it is revcnneiess not iiaeiy to be put into cjmtooo u-e, because cf the delicacy and cost of the operation. We are, therefore, driven to the necesi-y rfu.ing Aral for the expulsion of the air, both in the iruit aiti the car. No lesa degree of beat will auswtr fr this purpose than that which will bring the contained liquids in the cars to the boiling point. When, there fore, tie heat is bnugbt tj the boil.ng poir.t, throughout the enure mzsi in the can, ihe process hrs been carried far enocgh and the can should then b crated at once. If Ihe sealing is well done, all will be righ', and the fruit, when opened for u-e, will be found in the next tn st natural condition to that when it is put in cold by having the air extracted with the air pump. Any farther heating than this will, the farther it is carried, the more and more remove the flavor of the fruit from its natural condition. Our rarceaa in canning fruit, therefore, is In exact prororiion to Ihe amount, or continu ance of the heat applied, the success being obtained just st the complete boiling point, without continuing it longer. Tnia knowledge of knowing how long to contin ue Ihe heat is best obtained by Using glass jars, rather than tin cans, because the oper ator can see through the glass how far to go with the heat and when to slot). In using tin cans vou cannot so well know, and are therefore apt to continue the heat too long. and thus rook vour fruit instead of .preserv ing it. 1 his much then upon tLe point of surcerv. The second point lo I12 discussed is the most expeditious, as well rs successful meth od of performing this operation. When it is remembered that time is money, this point in our subject arsumes quite an im portance. This importance will apply aa well to the amount of fruit put up lor fam ily use as for commercial purpotc. Where tbuoperition is performed nptn a large commercial scale, and hundreds ot thou sands of cans are put up in a season, it can co doubt be done more expeditiously than when performed for home consumption. Yet it will be done at theexpersa of quality in the fr.ii', kciuse the Iruit is taken from large boiliug reservoirs and turned into the cans without r.gird to anything save its heat and the fullness of the can. In Ibis way Ihe fruit is usually cooked greatly more than is neceesiry, and defeats one I the leading objects if canning, namely, that cf having the fiui, when Used, as near as possible to is natural coodiiion before canning A maghine ctintnicted upon a p a - r I that of 'Pyne's common ic-.se iruit v.. server ard "canner," larger or smaller, to suit the wants of the rperatt r, can ro doubt be made lo psrform the opeia'ion fully ai expeditiously and lar more snoots fully than is usually done at the commercial establish ments. Bf this machine the iruit ia steamed so aa tocxpell all the air in the cin, and then im mediately sealed, the pn c ss of steaminz re quiring not mere than five minutes to each can. This is about as expeditious as it can I e done by any other mode, and altogether more satisfactory. ThirJIv, Which istbe most economic method of cann 11;. Such a maehine aa the above described with four steam tubrs, can be oper ated .successfully on a common No. 7 ccok stovr, and will employ three hands to pre pare the fiu't and pit it into the cant, and one lo manage Ihe steaming and selling. If kept 111 cm stact use for a day, will put up inverv best condition, not !, than four hunlred can or jamn less than ten Lours. The cost of this machine of Ibe above size will be Si.50 and with the rec?rit improve ment of thumb screws lo shut off or let on the steam, about $5,00 or $5,50. One of thi.se machines will probably last lor several seasons, and will consequently be a very economic method cf earn ng of fruit Al low us in conclusion lo call attention to one ot the directions coining with this michine and that is, this, that every jar or can after I avin; the Iruit put ir.tj it cold, should le ball tilled with hot or loilirg wa ter, it isurgtd by some that this direction will not nt, ply to rannine theBtrawtxrrr.lt i, however, as in lu-pensably necesarf lo "hestrawbeiry as to any other fruit. The importance of this rlirec iin will be the more rradily seen when it recollected that the can 1 r jr must he full of fruit and fluid before it e in be h itely sealed, Upon the whole, there fire, we pronounce the Payne mcchine, or one ol similar con struition. Ihe n.oit successfull. the most ex peditions and the mos economic method of caui.mi truit now before the pullir, and one well tuited to household interests. LOOK OUT FOR IT. A Few. Hints in Regard to tlie Approach or the Cholera Season. Hurt' the Champion Helly Ache can bo Avoided. It I a JotiLtIa occuned (o our readers that the time of year whea that dread scourge, tbe cholera, may be ezrected, is cloee at'hand. Generally when it makes its appears nee, it dees so Ic'ween tbe middle cf July and the latter part of August, That it may be, in tmost all instances, areited, or, at the least, greatly mitigated by pre per sanitary measures, there is no rcoai fir doult. Like maggots, it can only be bred in filth acd decay, and it feeds ujoa frames weakened by excessive beat and rendered unhealthy by improper diet. It js nearly impotsible for one who breathes pare air and eats proper food, both in uuati'y and quan tity, to catch the cholera; but tlii man who I.ves m the atmospnere 01 ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE DECAY ; allows duit and perspiration to gather upon his parson, becacsa he docs not bathe regu larly; "eats whatever is sold in the sham bles, asking co questions for conscience' sake," is liable to leel the griping of incip ient er developed cholera, and 10 die, leav ing an epidemic taint which may make its way into the home of his healthy neighbor, who will in tuin be called to follow bin in to the nar row houaa so feared and shunned I r all men. Even thongh tbe epidemic it self may not come, the mil ler form of ccol era morbus, with its terrible agony of pajn aad retchine; cr, at least, an overwhelming luiau r 1 n t incapability for labor will take poana'icn of such as neglect the plain laws of health, which lo fulfill is nit only a' duly bi' a pi. asure. In view of the near ap I roach of that. Piason, fraught with poaeibil i'iea which no one can foresee, it is but the pait of wisdom to prepare again t THE WORST WHICH IT MAY TOO, cock ious that, even though it should not come, the pains taken lo pi event it wi.l aot have been lost, owinf lo our increased good health, and if it should appear we would be ready lb make iu forte aa nearly futile aa ro 'Bible, and save the live s of those near aad dear to ns, which would otherwise be sacri ficed In the first place it is 1 ccesstry for ihe en tire city to be made aa clean and tidy as pcs.iblerior, Irom the decaying animal and vegetable matter a line percectage of the clanger arises. The city is readv, tbrowgh its scavengers ard unitary pel icemen, to use its beat endeavors ia this direttii a; bat without tbe aid if the aniens generally it will be imp vwibe for it to do tbe work ia a manner at all aati-factcrr. It can have all swill-aad garbage carted away, bat it caacot compel house holders to put these things where the scavengers can get at them, nor can it compel the people to nr"-" rzBsoxix caxnxtxm, locat wbelteome food. The danger is at so mwhte sections eosasletery sewered, hatha portiaa of the city itr where there is IP""? goraesj which 1 ewIUs may be aomidnad oooveyew away iaehwe rbaa aula itader the aroand. hat shear mast re emaaltd anaa the tttiiai 1 earth la the back yarct.'er ia 'ihe rtnet-ajasaars, where they a green uoews eat uaawr awsrasew, aaaa aria the sua send sat Yclanata of asa- -;. - bv no awaaaaasswaat aad heaJth- MasaheesWwl '-m asattvepmsailcreralargeaw . - saasssaawfl a sawnsawai awassrarwnnanrw .BaBBwaasBamajsaBBwsBwsawsawsBaawai bbwswk saTH-iiEaXTBo, wm&Gtmo roaam, fresawhiokitwoald seeam aaimiilous that say one ehculd escape a, ire. The winds vft it over other per s if the city, 'and tioose who have not ri-ned against the na tiral law have inflicted en tbem Ibe curss cf their neighbors, the IraasgiesMHs. In ibis way i is seen that it w 11 sot atdEcw for a portion of the people to do (be cleanliness and health tar the ci-y ; lut the action mast be unanimous. Another item 1 that of perwaaal ileaah- neas. Eathiaa- ebocjld be rtsortel to fre- Iqoen'ly and regularly. There ia notaia arbicn so eoattiMHes to um item 01 general health aa a skin with the porta opem. A wa ter bath in a tubor n plangt in o tre lake ate daily urns itira, but are ant safieient. The pons will becoaM digged ia spre of them, and A TCBKUH BATH ihouM be resorted to once a week, or once a rrt night, st left In hot weather, uader tbithinaT shot Id he chtneed ottener than Ither. rVr ira 1 on scon nits the rabric tad emits ai imln a'fiy.aoor otlor. When ever this u not Had, and freqnc illy before, a thsnge should n mad Nor should any one ep with a bit of the clothing on wem during the dsv. Much that is inj lri- oas and thrown off while perspiring, will ere-absorbed from the damp garment dur iic the n:j;ht. when Ihe borty becomes eorl, sb4 there is no pushing outward by the In rer forces. Workirg men, a large propor ton of whom do not wear uoderclothirg daring the stimnie.-, and many of whom er heavy wot 1 -11 shir s, shonld be cartful U have A FERFECT1.Y DRV OARMEJfT te put ob before retiring, which may be laid aride again in the morning. It will be fauad to be very lit le trouble, and will rruch more than comic asate therefor by avert elerp alone. KAaTIAf mats. Verier lay the val'ey waa visited by a fine ra p. The ra'ns thie season have been more evtnly distributed than usual and Ihe crops shew the benefit of it. Elk City Ctnuant. The crops all need rain. Corn on the bo.Vom lands is not suffeiing much yet, but a nod slower or two would give it a splen did posh and insure ua a great crop. Lax Tcnet Journal. A boy named Harry Mixlwas kicked by a bene en Sunday hut near.Wakamsa. His skul was badly fractured, and he liagered in great distress until yesterday noon, when he lied at the residence of his uncle, E. W. Bacblph, Esq. Cbmmotuteallk. Ayru-g man 'raveling ihroogh here was mate I'n.uk and robbed of f 1. 35 all the motey h had last Saturday evening late. On suuray morning a warrant waa iseued I y Justice Atchison for the suspected paity, hot ke could aot be found. WoodtonOo. the prairies are covered with cattle and mey look fat and aleek, which reminds us that there is no place ia the world where eattfe fatten so fast as on the p'airie gram of Finaaa Ai y one doob.lag it ought to havi seen the w.laing sketetoos last April snd then look at the same animals bow. Ida Etgulcr. The Illinois excu'sicnists made selec tions of what lasda they wanted to purchase, Irs: week, and departed for their homes on Saturday evening, well pleased with their trip, sn I full of admiration for our conntry.' Many if them with their friends, will, at some future day, lake up their b--ds and anchor io gotd cl J Morris Council Grote liepullUan. Sunday a boy came ludrng down the University hill and alarmed many with the startling announcement that a boy had fall en into a well. A crowd ran to the rceoe of the supposed casualty. The well and cistern at the University were darged, but no boy was found, it tamed oat 10 ne a wicxeu tell. Laurence Standard. An accident occurred at Watervi;leSatur day, which threw a damper oa the festivities of the celebration. While firing the camion it became ro hot that Ibe man at Ihe touch hole uncovered it and made a prema ure discharge of the gun, which blew on the hand of the man who was ramming down the cartridge. Atchison lXdriot. A bouse and lot about five miles routh west ol Ottawa, got si ruck by lithtning dur ing a recent thULdcr shower; being, unable to dodge the thing, which made kindling wood out of U-e house and a post hole out of the lot. The persona who lived in the bouse abjut two we.ks before it waa oWile ra'eil received doe no-ice to leave and left. Consequent'y we have the pleasure off fat ing that acibjdy was hurt bodily. Ottawa Times. Mr. John W. Dei n's, a farmer living on ihe Nemaha river, nine aii'es south of Seneca, met with a terrible accident on Wedce'day. He was driving to the field with a reaping machine, wleo the hones took fright and thiew him under the ma chine. Bis left arm waa territly lacerated bv the sickle, and other portions of his body tut hurl earn bv the guards. Thatau-hlna I passed over hia oody and otherwise brui'ed j him. His injuries were dressed by Dr. John 8. Hidden, cf Ceatrali 1. His woaade are dargeroos, bnt he si a man of robust tonsiitul'on and miy recover. Alekitcm Champion. The river hank between here aad El wood keeps tumbling in, aad it is reported that one of ihe dykes is sum est. Cjl. Rob inson's last two acres are fast dissppeaiiag, and his boos'', which was moved out to) the road is reported beyond rescue from tbe wa ters. It is rumored that a dyke will be built on tic south side of tbe bottom, on J. M. Campbell's farm, where the banks have alio been wasbel away rapidly. M. Jeff Thompson, the Stale pogineer of Louesiar a, formerly of St Joseph, and who has done a great deal of dyke buildine, visited the dykes the other day aad briefly exprcsied his opinion of tbe work, which waa in ac cordance with that of nearly every ether person who haa any knowledge of the Mis- t. . i:t.. .:. utl. tem is good, but there are no dykes. They have or ly beea commenced. I thick it will cost more ts keep the water under the bridte than it cost to build the bridge itself. IPa- thena Keporlcr. THXCXOFS. The graia farmers la Mon'f ra calcu late on at leaef. a one-third crop, the gras? bopf era having kindly left them that much. The average of all crocs this year will probably rawly 1 xceei that of any previocs year ia ihsIJnited Stater. The Colorado bottle, appearing origin ally in the Bocky Moantain region, has beea movisg for years ia a gradrjal ear ward' migraticn, and haa now reached New York and the New England Stater. Do not strive to fee with what few plowings you ran raise a crop of corn: bnt price yourself upon tbe greatest amount of cultivation you can give yonr corn before wheat tarvest. ue Mmmet MeguUr. We nnderstaad the' Dry Creek folks have excellent crops of every sort tkis sea son. Heary Neiaaaa ia snd to have har vested the best field of whest in tbe conaiy. Corn there is extra good. HWsoa Cotmfy Post". A crop of peas ia J. It. Fiseaden's tardea fully matured and were picked from ihe vine s soaae time ago, Now a second crop Is growing upon the same vines, and is teirly ready for use. This freak is some thintT remarkable ia Ihe nea kingdom. Siwtiz Cilf Journal, "Making bay while the ana shines" ia sn abeolBte proverb ia Califbrait cowadavs. On Ihe TbreUall twach la eSaaisIaaa coaatv. aiie ancrwiogataehlasa were kept iaeecstant operatiea tor etghteea days aacf nights har- veiung toe aawsawssa owp. fcAgricaAiiral.s wrkers," asya Mr. Brke. "all over the erjuatry. each ss hava never scanted the aew aaowa hay seder a July ana, or had aay apaewtlstiusi of the real facta Masai eted with tarm life, am ern. suntly sowing broadcast awaay theories aa foanded ia fact or practical experience." ut$ jDtae juguur. The rhiaah baga ate watkiag lively aa fall and spew wheat, bat eaa co act aaaaw tial dsmsge aa aeeeaat ol the latrnesa of the se-soaaad aarwardaeas of the wheat adwah is being aapidly harvasteii. Therwisa'arecatw growiagmlVrwhatiaalhaaeverhepe;aesT farms ssaairg am, aad a large iacreato,-af flax aad asanas; wheat wear aay fwtiawa year. ffirraalln Aihtcmtt. A thort ride la the caatry Isrt awaday coavlneai as that the crepe of every deasrJso lion arelBskiagpisaakiag. TaAtaraaaaaef tsoaar VAnVyajeel jaailaat aver aheir paearaaraasaBatMtCTUsasaadlrBat. peat b wet wbibU to aaVaiatmiag allium ataa, aad baear ravages areeaaaaad toliabtad areas aa ahe awlacd amaaa. VOassstsSwi CtfwW JZasMilossaaasaaW The ejaawewaaags are aot itfcrtal fa lo aa eoxBBBt ia this Tkaa'U.In ssane fcw felas whese fha aora astd wheat arefeta aag.iswyhaa l.ft aVacaJtamt grfslaad awawtotamesjw, seat flanaaai iwaatt IsaaB teoawawaef snsaitagawaare to do.aaach 'ssaa, travel ag loag hs saaa,- Jh Ow Theeaiach taags saw sWag daaaage ia some hocalitie-. Ia others there are but few cf them. In some place com will be oat of their way ia a few days, though the crops will lc a little short. Oat bavs beer- i -j tred soaae. - Early wheat has been scare, ly luoched.bot lata sowed fall wheat and spring wheat have fared badly. fiirrfci Hcradd. A CSAZY SCXOet-XARII. Principal af the Waki villa Schools Insane Froaa Um Tc'egraph etthe U. Aboot a jer ago P10'. Jay Potter came to our city from bidney, Iowa, bsarkg with him good recommencUtiin', and waa cagag ed as principal in our 1 u'.l:cschiol. Dur ing ihe yes r his dejortment hasbeeaaaex ceptioaable. Asaia-ed by Mts.PotUr, he has just cksea a full year's term of Ihe most sttccnK.nl an I saisfaetury scho;Ls ia ihe State. No man eve r awenwd tj take a great er snd deeper interest in ine cause of educa tion than did Pio'. Jy Potter as principal of our public schools. He was a prompt at tendant at church servic s, aad was looked upon cot only aa betn an honorable, ex emplary ciiiz-n, but also as a cbristua gen- iteman; and Mrs. rotter is considered one of the most perfect and best respscted ladies in our Iowa. Mr. Potter purchased lots in our city, and baa had them anexceptiocally beauified. He purchased Ihe Baker rop crty,a making euch additions to H that it is one of the lineet rtsi Jeoces in the city. He sent for hia motbei-in-law. Mis Carpenter, whom he put in posstarion of the property. To all appeal ance hie family re lations were of peaceable satisfactory charac ter, aad every thirg indicated that he had set tled oa Waterville as his ptrmaaent home. Oar paHic school closed on ibe 29th alt., and probably no principal ever acquitted himself more satisfactorily, or shared 10 a greater extent the good wi.l, confidence, and esteem of puri's, paren:s and school offiier-. Oa last Thursday, Mr. P.tter started for Leavenworth to a tend the .Normal Institute in session there, agreeing lo send for his wife within a few daya. Oa the 25th be wrote a vexy abort letter home, simply informing bis wife Ibat be had arrived in Atchison ail righ. The next tiain b. ought a letter dated and post-marked at Chicago, tbe principal import of which was, as near as we can gath er, as follows: "ie this reaches you I shall be on the Atlantic on my way to Europe." Here follows a few licej from which it aj pears be imagined that soaae one had bean "cor nering and watcbin- him as thooch he waa awful, &-. "I go to Europe lo get as far Irom Ine troubl-a as pcsiiole, and aa 1 write, have my ticket in my pecker. God will take caie of pet. rmeaniae: hia wife, as that waa hia u-ual way of addressing her. Aa for my self it matters little where I am. Forgive me if possible. Act aa though I was not. I care tor no oae bat pet. I leave for N. Y. to-night. Goodbye. Whether I ever lenrn ia doubtful." He then refers to financial embarrassment and clows by saying: "I do not write to make Pet feel badly, but to explain." Alihouh this last letter coaiaina no sir- nature, it ia evidently ia Mr. Pofer's band. .and in it was a small slip dated at Leaven worth, also June Ztitb. tigned "Jay rotter." No one but her can imagine what a aad deniee ehork of horror this unexpected. unprepared for news sent to the heait of Mrs. Potter, who was so devoted to her husband, whose life with him has been happy, afficiicnate and agreeable, and who cannot imagine ihe least poasible reason fcr the strange, mysterious aSair. So eud- den and severe was the stroke, that the etnekea and deeertel wife has mot of Ihe time eince been confined to ber bed, and serious censeque not s have been feared. We are credibly informed that Mr. Potter had been unwell for several days previous to his departure. Many ci renins ances indicate that tbe man is "the victim 01 some strange spell," that temporary insanity haa over taken him. It is rumored that his business affairs are ia a bad shape; that his lots were aaortgag cd; that tbe property where be lived was un paid for; that be waa considerably ia debt at various Mores in tbe city, etc. Other cir cumstances connected with the strange pro ceeding would indicate that the whole affair waa a premeditated, deep and damnable plot. aad that Jay Potter is a bet layer of pure woman's trust; that be is a etirewd wretch and conning fiend, a bare dastard, a studied villain and a practiced deceptor, oa whom the mrst profuse tortures of hell would be but mild rebuke to tbe vileness ol bis Lem ons hear'. Bat our charity refutes this. Our previous good impression of him, and tbranaccoontable mystery with which the whtBeafiair is cloudid, leads ilsjIo lulieve thai Jay Potter is not so b. d a man; we are not' prepared lo lelieve but that there is some hidden causca which lime may develrp Let us wail, A Girl's Eouae Cleaning. Ryan Old Maid I She is pei feci ly w llirg to Ielp. She hits ber mo be r she would just is Inf stay home a week as not, and informs her teacher, with aem--:riumphant sir, that she hss to stay home next week 10 help clean the house, 'J be carpels are to be taken up first, and that ei'l. dc'ira'ely reereJ thoueh she be. bravely sita down in the middle of the floe r and reads a piper, while ber mother aad hired-girl lake out the tacks and make fran tic effoits to use the same form cf common prayer that tbe brad p the bouse us when hia hoots don't come en easily in the mrri. in. 'Ibe carpet is rollel up and is taken out into the btck-yard and bung on the clothes line to be dusted. .Now that irl comes out atrorg, and shows the latent strength which w in ner. one seizes an old oroom anu acaris toward lhal swinging carpet with an air of determination. Oa her way abe spies ber friend Kale pawing, and goes off to tbe side fence to talk about an hour and a half about well, about whatever girls do talk about under such circumstances. Then jihe goes into tbe house, eaj her djnner, and com plains of being tired. Ia the afternoon she begins duding and arranging tbe books in Ihe look-case, ffhe fiada, pretty soon, one of the Ouida'e novel, and aits down on the floor lo read, while the ink, from a bottle abe knocks over when she throws her dueter on the table, runs all over the pv)or curtains stuffed under tbe chair near by. Her mother lods her atd aeods ber into the parlor to gather up ber music for to-morrow's camp lign. She gets along well enough with her exercaws aad marches, but presently 'he comes lo "Don't be argry with me, darling," that Robert gave ber last week, aad begins to ham it 8he opens the piano to find the keynote lo be certain ahe can lake the high rote nicely, and begin to sing. It don't sound well without 'ihe accompaniment that Robert thoacbt Was so sweet, so she sits dowa and begins to play. While she is practicing Robert comes along. He hears her. He stops. He enters. She stop. He wants lo hear that sweet song. Come in only for that. She ia too hoais. She conldn't think of singing with her hajr lied up ia a towel hot ahe does. Robert sighs astl,e sorg cpls, and abe prorots a eame of crciioet. They go tut and piay crcquet unm iem um'. AHOTHEX BEBDZS CAtTQHT ! A Haa Supposed te he John leader, Jr.,' Ar rested Wear Bellas, Texas. The Di'las Commercial, cf tbe 1st last., gives an account of the arrest of a man sap posed to be oae of the Bender murderers. It recti re a lis infbrnatioB from Cl. w. A. Oalts, who his bt enacting for a year past as agent for the Stale of Kansas to appre hend these fdcitivei from jtntice. The eir- cnmataBces are as follows : Cbl. Crafta had bU atteatioa attracted to a rasa answering tbe deacnptioa 01 joea Bender, Jr who bad been at work Jor a few daya in Ccllia county. Ia ODaversa Uon he Vemed 10 be perfeoly faauiiar with ail the locality ia and about Cherreyvalw, asadtobeweliscquainied ia thecoaniies o Labette aad Bu ler. Bis answers aad rt aaaiksia regard to the BeaeJer JMrchs. served confirm the suspiooa of the Col. He appeared rertleas aad uaearyaad al- are froaa Uiiiia coaswy, wano .. . Hell started ia porsttit, overtook and ar rcstad him about ax miles from Pallas, aad Irooght him 10 that city, where he now awaus farther sad toadasivs recogaiUos, pjiaaiobeiMsartlosaaaas,. a i.ilimsi who aow lives an Oallss, bat who states that he oftea travled the fWvrkroad. aade-lWMiha Bewd-r S,ga laro-ew.ly, ,wJfj".'? . a a iMuia. ass awMwviaveaBBe thim oa. . aioa ai Mts Beader. 2 - J iUaat aafV " r i - aaaawawsjaJcxanaase tae oelaw saw a. as BBWaWBWeWsVaH -W, SJ W . 50aaBiV',Jand thaaks hiaa aatka aria aesh lawn wawa m am aw, -aaTcloselv the iwah-ahew issatia aaaa joam tataawt- aAswaawr ajiainassdwwwiJBayaBawsaaa; nokwrsphs of the atiinaar hafw hewn ,-attoths imhwniies hi tawsaaht, aaal the aaiwi FACTS AHS FAaTCIES. "Underclothes of Nan Scot at lowest prices." Poor Nan! Busted up in trade again, aad obliged to realize en her peison al electa. Word comes from Rhode Island they can't ballot for beaator any more, unless the 8tate rents some lanl of Maesachnaetta to stow waste hallo's on. "Longevity of ministers" is a prevail ing joernalbxic topic, bnt it occurred to Qttht, after last Sooday's sjrmon, that ling-give-itsyea was nearer the truth. . "New moon host night." Over which shoulder did you see it my dear?" She doesn't Ilae to lei I ber husband that it was over yoang Jtn.s' shoulder. There goes Michigan University grad aatkg women as It chebrsof Art. They've beea Queens of liens for a good while but bow oa earth can t! v be bache ors? The bathers at N, wpnrt had the pleas ant privilege recently if fci ztog on a while shark five feet ia length and posreiiing an excellent set ol teeth, which war can jhl in a fish-trjp near Fort Wolcott. A greenhorn sat a lorg time very at tentive, musirg upon a cane bottomed chair. At length he said: "I wonder what fellow took the troub'e to find all them ar hcles and put straws 1 around 'em?" Whenever you see a small bey emerg ing from a boon with his left arm' shading bis eyes and the other smoothing tbe base ment of his Irocsers, it is safe to arrive at tbe conclusion that he has been chasing the boot-jack around his father. A couple of neighbors became so inim ical that they would not sneak toeich other. "but one of them having been converted at a camp meeting, on aeetog his former eccoiy, held out hie band saying: "How d'jedo, Kemp? I am humble enough to shake bands with a dog." At Terrebonne pariah, Louisiana, the grand jury recently made a presentation, in which they elated that tbry had examined certain papers snd found tbe accounts cor rect. Twelve ol the sixteen jarois w re un able to write, and nude their maik to this valuable certificate. Are Xosquitoei a Neurosis. Froji the Graphic Thrcuzh yoar valuible piper I would call tbe alien ion of tbe medical profession to my theory of moecruitccs, which, I hold, have no existence outside of the imagina tion, aad are mainly the result of a neurosis. Proofs: First, Ihe collective phenomena known to us under the name cf mosquito can be explained without hypothecating an insert, abese phenomena are hrtt, a small speck floating before the eye; secord, s slight sound, like the buzz'ng of a diminu tive saw or the blowing of an elfin botu; third, a sudden pain, as of puncture, follow ed by a rcdnee b and irritation. The specks are produced by causes analogous to those which give rise to the muaoz rvlitanies almost everybody sees in bright tucehice. The bora-like sound is analagous to tbe ringing in tbe ears and the unaccountable voices often heard by people, and the aweliing and redoes) are produced by disordered imagination, the same ss were the "stiamate" so often alluded to. The disorder is periodical, appearing when the ran acts so strongly on the cere brum ss to aflect it, sometimes so far aa to kill the sufferer with coup de toliil. When winter comes the neurcs.s is no: noticed, cor does it ever appear in northern climates. It is most marked in marshy and unhealthy localities, such aa Xew Jersey, where is alo noticed a deterioration of the cortex of the brain, where, accoiding to Francis Gerry Fairfield, morbid impulea have their ori gin. Hysterical women more frequently complain of the niotquiio than do men; they say that their legs are bitten, which is absurd, considering ihe r resent style ot dress; they offer no proof of their a-seition, which, therefore, must b denied. In fine, there ia no evidence that mesquitoea are more than a neoroeis. Will not some of our modern scientific doctors give thtir viewa on the subject? 1 An Index to Xarriage. It don't require an astrologer, a medium or gypsy with a dirty pack ol cards. It is very simpV lies in a nut-shell and can be expressed in a few wonK Tbey are these : tbe Jatl perse 11 you sou id naturally Hunk of. If a g'rl expresses fondnr si for majestic men with large whiskeis make up your mind she wit marry a very small men with cone. If she declares that "mind" is all she looks for. expect to see her stand behre tbe altar with a pie'ty it How who has jii.-s-sense enough to lie a cravat low. If, on the eootrary, 'he mud have a handsome Ltt' baod, look al oat you for the t himst pet.on in her circle of acquaintance, and declare "that is the man," fir it will be. Men-are almort as bad. The gentleman who desires a wife with a mind and minion, marries a lisping baby who rcreams at thr sight of a mouse, an4 hides her bead when she heirs a sudden knock at tbe door. Ard the gentleman who dieaded anything like s:rooi.-miriled women, exults in the fct Ibat bis wife is everything Lc declared be detested. If a girl rays of. one, 'Marry him! IM rather die," look upon the affair as settled and expect cards taths wedding of those two people. If a man remark of a lady, "2ot any style at all!" await patiently the appearance ol bwnimein the ma rimontal column in connection wi h that very lady's. If a lady declares she "wouldn't have the best man in ihe wurld unhs he would de vote his whole life Hid soul to her, and never look at ar o'hvr woaian," set it down as a ret tied fart that si e will marry a man who love sail the women in the com in u nit v, anil doesn't deny ir. A Baflled Barber, A traveling friend of the Observer was at Bochstter the other day, and he dropped! into a barber shop near the CMmrn House to get shaved. After lis had been deprived or the useless hairs upon his face, and a por tion of bis skin, by a garrulous, clumsy knight of the razor, the tonsorial artist toss ed the ends of his hair lightly, and the fol lowing dialogue ensnei: Barber Have a cut? Victiai he, it was cut Jast week, and I'm in a lurry. Ar tist (looking at the clock) You have plen ty or lime before the train eoes Eei-t- V ic tim I'm not going E 1st! Barber Oh, then, you are in no nurrv! Had yonr dinner? Victim (mlher trrnffl Yes. Barber (still bovine with our friend's waving locks) Which way are you going? Victim est if I ever g-t out otihis shop. Bjrl?r How fit? Victim- Buffalo Barber Oh, ho! Bufla'o, hej? You can't get your hair cut decently in Buffalo. There is only cue good barber there, ard he's drunk half the time. ShalllcJt it? The train don t leave for half an hour I Victim (thorough ly enraged) Look hew, ymr wcodenhead numhskiill.andl.sen. I don't want my hair cut! I don't want a shampoo! 1 don t want any more of vour ttnue, inlirmat on .in..nJ.ns.t I'.li want tO'l to finish this jib, and if you don't close jo'ir In'er nal lather-box and let me out cl this chair, f.ii .i.:i- 1.M1I i tl with one or your dnfl r.iitmee-gratin!: iars. under land thai? The s-tonished comprehended. L'lfca Ul'trter. Do y'i rii'ance About Cosets. Frou Ibe Eo.lieater Exprese Doesn't Aunt Keturab, who is praying more than aerial, leeause "ihe comet is ooairg," know lhat these wandenrg cbajs have beea arcnad betrre, ana n.e umi ianocent aa aay of he r old beaux cf any sr- riou lntenion. lhese ieuos, ..... faces snl foxy tails, are ai eiire ot keeping the track as the cm on ine avne numaa, some think me re so. Our little girl basil in her school books ibat there i a space eix tbousand times as wide as all between Ura nus and the San. in which 7C0 comets have been seca moving in eliptical crbils, of which our aua ia one f jci. The other loci js another sun, the nearest fixed star, theiun cf the system text to ours We believe our chil 1 the book aril Dr.'Diek knew, and the almanac makers dtn'l tell lies about agro nomy, however 11 w woai a ...cir uuen. a7.v den't von Know, oiti lauy, that a cosset was a-ea in 1811, having a bright head f.00 m-les in diameter, a cTk About it 36 000 in diauoeter, and a uu 01 eparklirg .. bi' en lire. 13U VWVW miler 111 extent. That i a uu 1 tiger than some ssaaioaa. or tbe trail cf a fashiooatls bel.'e, act to say with a head fiacre lei than the aew ester all the lot. Aasxhar aossef, aay old lady, lus saeh a aircxa whieh it nita-and this JUv.lfr. art aaiai ta his Oramu Ktder 8,9Wyaaicmpletioaj, aad thai a K CBes Bov.vw asitew seiaoar which iaaaawr1 than netr street ears, or than a aorsaiagta school, wnea he has a whip. BingaaeaaV And yet, though there are att.OOO of soch sky-rocket-sal wheeliag Ucea loth' of birds Bearer the son than Ciaae i, they hava awter atrock eaeh other yat, or the earth or the sua. not awaa .with oa7of their f cdliag aticks of a bail. This Is wall dene, and good erg'netisg, aad shows a aaighty hand aad a careful eye, that manages there fireworks. So look at i.cr comet without a quiver. Thank Pro'. Swift for fetching it cut. Bead Addison, and sing fearlessly: "(Soon aa Ihe erenlrg ahkdrs prev ill. The comet ho its its wondrcui tall," Ac. A Vhvreh that Began with a Bag right. xne true origin 01 one 01 ine new xaaven 1 cnurcbes is pernaps unknown even to many ot the preset worshipers within is teattful gates. ''Not to put too fine a point upon it.' it began ia a deg fight As a young mar, whem it will be sufficient to describe as be ing at r reset t the rurceon of the United State Marine Hcsj ital at Pugit Sound, was en his way to the cburch one Sunday morn irg. about eight years aco, a couple of vaga boud curs ft 11 cut directly in his path. It at in a pirt of tbe city wher Ellis ar.il Sunda s and sanctuary privilege weresparcc ly enjoyed, for in lets than five minutes from the tint grapple of tbe combat tan ta, no fewer than twenty' eight children had gath ereetoaetae umpire. The surgeon to be at or.ee decided that then was the lime, and that the plare for a mi-s-ion school 011 which Lis lieait had leng ben set. The shop in front of which tbe fight tixtk p'ace happened 10 he that of a rag-picker, aad atier some dilKcuhirs the left above 11 was recurcd for two yesis at a moderate rent, the rajs swept out, hi ncUes were furnished by the old C'lUr dutch, and ihe Sunday School c p. ned with eighty at its tirrt session. The numbers and interest toosianrly increas ed from month lo month, until, t j make a lorg stoiy short, this school of street Arabs has now become the strong Wis: Church, with its stately edifice of stone anl tterling membership. Chrittian Union. A Boston correspondent tells the follow irg: ''Mark Twain, in one of his articles, speaks of the lady who treasures a precious slice of bread from which Dickens had taken a bite. This sounds like the broadest bur- lerqce, but the followiog anecdote, which is literally true, and illustrates many people's fcoliah desire for relics slows that Twain was hardly burleequirg in bis essay: The last time that Mr. Dickens was in the coun try he happened one morning to breakfast al the coalmen table of tbe hotel where he was stopping. hen he bad eiten h:s egg, he dropped the empty ehell into bis egg-tup, and, after finiehirg his breakfast he left the table. As soon aa he waa gone, a lady who bad sat next to him arcs;, and taking up the cup, went to the hotel proprietor and offer ed to purchase it of him at any price: and the unwashed egg-cup, containing the broken shell, is now kept by ber aa a souvenir of the r.r" at novelist. Effective Criticism. Oiice in a while we meet a ecsttive per son of good icten'.icns who de Ions what be call, the severity of tbe frees, and its ten dency to continual criticism of public men. One of our great poets the o.her day wrote in melodious verse the impression of weary -ne8 and shame which the percsil of an American paper made upon him in Italy. We ctnnot help feelinj some sympathy for these delicate and fastidious souls. To per sons who sre conscious of weak muscles and untrustworthy nerves, the spectacle ot a po liceman ClUWjirg a murderous ruman, or a car conductor eject ing a noisy drunkard, is excessively unpleasant. These t'linsrs must be done, thry admit, but they ought not be done in ptblic, cr at least the men urght wa't until these ehrinling gentlefolks get out of the way. We repeat that we adnrt the unpleasantness of Rich proceedings. We know i. is a shock to their nerte to haw aty chastisement applitd in their ir-Htr.cc by schoclmastcr, or policeman or newspaper But, if they were not selfish, as these een-i-live 11 ltures generally are, tbey would re lied that it is much more urpleesmt t take a wrong doer by the collar than t eee it den;. The policeman risks his life when he marches a ruuian olt to till; ar.d a con scientious writer sutlers more thin the 11101 fastidious of his critics when he feels him self compelled to take a morkl invalid in his hands and apply the needed eurgei y. ict lorU lrwuue. How a Youth from the Country Flayed It On a Fire Department. A stranger arrived in town tc-day and made itiiprrie where be could find the Marshal, en.l was directed to that officer's headiii:rlers, and told lhat if be did not find the gentlfuiMi in toetep into the next 10 1111 sml he wrnld see a rrpe-, to nil that and the Marshal would respond. lie fol lowed in-tnictions to the letter, and not linking thee llicer in his room, the citizens were soon nlirined by the rlsmoroas ringine ot the h're-bt II. Engine and hose turned out as quick as po-siole and posted to head quarters 10 see where the fire was located, and found the ttringcr there. They asked wheie lie lire wa, and en answering he knew of no lire, l.e wanted to see the Mar shal, one of the firemen waa so irate at being thns unnecessarily called out, that he pitched into the stranger and gave him a pound threshing, Strarger procecdei to a Justice's office to take out a warrant for the assault, but waa in ormed that if he did the fireman would brimt suit fo giving the false alarm, wbi:h is r. foO fine according to city ordinances. So h decided net to sue, and wheal last heard from he was looking fcr the man that told him Low to find the Marshal. Dulwjuc Herald. The Sett' Disinfectant. Tbc season his fairly .set in when Una fectants are necesgtrr, and suggestions of a sanitary nature are in ordr. Rca-ted cofiee, saya the Uimcjathic Wotld, h otc of the most powerful mean, cot only of ren dering anirnal and vest tabic matter innoc- uou', hut of actua'ly de-troy:ng tbem. In proof of this, the statement is mad, that a room, in which meat in an advance degree of composition, had been kept for me time, waa instantly d'prived ot all smell on an op;n conee roaster being carried througn it, containing one pound of newly ioasted ccnVe; and in aco'her room, the diluvium occasioned by the cleaning out of acessprol. so that the Sulphurated hydrogen and am- I monia could be clearly detected, waa entirely 1 removed on ibe employment ol three ounce of freshly-burnt coffee. Refrigerators some times get musty from Oesb, fowl or ti-li kept too long in them. Ho remrdy for 1 11 rifyinz such receptacler, so simple ai coCee, can be employed. The Dismal Swamp. The next neighbors to Ihe Dismal Swamp want its name chanced, so that they can sell their real eaTatr. "I lie Kllil ilk Herald sers Ibat people "write Ibat the country must be dreary and gloomy, indeed, and Ihey fear that thev could not alwas live under a fog "hey must have some eunshice. How lit tle do they imagine that instead of aci'inal, dreary, foggy wildemes-, the amp in iHiihtton is now cloihnl in a Leiuiiful loliage. Ther,riceful cprei, tres'ately juniper, Ihe yellow jisnune and climb i' wooilhine, eweet bcii-ymctle and lrairrrii lai.rel, are on every hand, and under .May day sun the app.'ararweis rnorf lite tn- paet s itream ol Aieauia inn a ociii swan-p. Sconree Them from the Temple. The (Mngreriionrd Itrcord of in ic 20tb, coctaiinthe epench of Col.I'hillip, of Kan sas, on ihe currency rjujmion. it U brief, able, and to the ioin?. Tte Colonel's well known historical krowJcdgr Was well dis played here, lie showed that, within lesa than two hundred years past, geld and sit ver have been depreciated in a far greater dezrc; than national binlc cotes ever were. and that greenbacks, in this particular, are aa sole a currency, ami as good a standard of valec, as geld axd silver. He also show ed lhat our greatest prrsperity wtsdtirirg the period of the greatest ir.fli'ion of the currency. lie thinks it is the duty of the re'pres-ntativee of the people to scourge the New York money-changers from Ihe tern I le. 'Ai'.' CToud C7.iV. Ctaaarim! We have read that the President will be absent frota Wtshing'nn a week or ten days. And nothing more. Next we rerd that the l"rea?dn:pased thranghSlaunton, Vs., was received with cheers by 2.000 pe.oi.le, and that he will be absent from Waphiexton a week or tea days. And aolLiag more. Whither? is the dispairicg cry of an inquis itive na'inr. "Westward lbeStar of Empire taVei I's way." The Pmudent is traveling weaeward. Is he aspiring to tbe Star cf Empire? Is be looking for a Kobieoa? Cxsuissa I ! ! Aba Freeman, lo arms! These aaoveaaeata of Grant are too my sU nous lo be ignored. Awake, ari'e, get up, or be forever fallen. HoehetSer KrprtM. Tkimg entity. 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