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J. W. HOUGHTON, Publisher. WELLINGTON. OHIO. T ABIE TIES. When a man proposes he makes his maiden effort. A cold snap An icy answer. Boston Transcript. To the poor all thanks are poor. Eackensack Bepubliean. It's meet and drink that is depriv ing many a family of food. Cincinnati Commercial. - The skins and cores of a bushel of apples amount to almost a peck. Gnaw 'em close. Frt Press. : -. The Chicago Journal thinks that 1880 must be a girl. It has so far been such a mild and tender sort of a Tear. - 'Keep away! Death! Beware!" are some of the signs on an Ohio pow der magazine which has been empty for twenty years. The voice of a Dolitioal SDeaker could be heard a mile in the Arctic re gions, and why they don't go there is an awful mystery. Free Pre. A man at Bridgeport, Conn., kicked at a hog, got a bite in the leg and the doctors had to saw it off to save his me. A soft answer torneth wrath. . . away The profit on wine is not so very great only about sixty per cent. Com pare this with the twenty-two cents profit made on a box of twenty-five-cent pills, The wife who kisses her husband good-bye with his coat collar covered with dandruff married him for love and is not afraid to trust him anywhere. Free Pre. T'V VT rtl n.- - i v. ahv saw, vi icwia k vcoyssrao una pit served that Latin inscriptions on tomb stone rive the -most general satisfaction.'- What can't be translated is taken for granted. This is the odd way in which the Va VrrV CnkW inf Jif.1.. fi... mam SfnnKmttnta hia wrifa- "Yah will al ways notice that the ' ugly fellows get the prettieet wives." I think of thee, dear William, " ' And I long to hear from yon ; Send me a missive, won't you, please, - O, come now, billet oVmcz. aoouc (sou luy. . " There are too many women in the world 60.000 more women than men in Massachusetts," growled the hus band. "That is the survival of the fittest," my dear," replied the wife. A Chicago man has a woman's tooth grafted into his Jaw, and now very time he passes a millinery store that tooth fairly aches to drag him up to the window. Philadelphia Chronicle. William Watkina, of Madison, re mained a bachelor until he was fifty seven years old, when he married the other day. The local papers whooped out the head-line. Another old land mark gone!" Bowk-Eye, Cole went to Wofford's house, at Franklin, Lv, pistol in hand, and said: I have come to kill you I mean busi ness." If you mean business," Wof ford replied, here it is," and he shot Cole dead. - - .-. The New Orleans Picayune is char itable enough to believe that there are hundreds of men engaged in politics who are not bad at heart and who would be willing to get an honest liv ing if they could get it without work. Why is it that when you meet a man ker chuck" on the sidewalk he always tarns to his right while yon turn to your left, and not satisfied with that he immediately turns to his left and you are just fool enough to torn to your right? New Haven Register. You never . heard an Onondaga County Indian wrestle with the beauties of the English ? Comes along a gentle lira rnma my oia man along nere, bye and bye?" - "Yes I saw Turn." 44 How long ago, firstf" Eawk-Eye. CaJcraft, the late English hang man, was always sorry that he couldn't hang a newspaper reporter before he went out of the business. Providence Is always on the side of the man of the Faber. We never knew a reporter yet who didn't outlive the man who hated him. Eawk-Eye. A strange, sad case of mental aber ration has been brought before the phy sicians of New York. An editor has suddenly fallen the helpless prey to the wild hallucination that he has a bank account. The medicine men say there is no hope for him, and he will proba bly be shot by the chief of police. Eawk-Kgc. Frioes move all articles. In winter when there is no sale for ice a man can lip and sprain his ankle on it at every corner, but when summer oomea it goes up so high that two small lumps in a glass cost twenty cents, though to oe sure the bar-keeper throws in a liquid hmiTMl CHI (Titi TVi I iyk musciea la particularly , marxea in the cases of birds, who clutch their perch merely in consequence of their bodily weight. In removing a fowl from a hen-roost, you have, doubtless, found it necessary to lift it, and " (class see the point) Acta Columbi ana.' A bridal party in a St. Louis Jus tice's office lacked the bridegroom. He had (Quarreled with the bride, and, after waiting an hour beyond the appointed time, she told her friends that he prob ably did not mean to come at alL Thereupon an old admirer offered to take .the missing man's place. The woman hesitated, but fifteen minutes of vigorous courtship won her consent, and the ceremony was performed. Mrs. Ouray wants a fur-lined cloak. Itonlv needed one p-lanca at this av-tf. T , , ... ele of luxury to inspire the ebon-tressed daughter of the forest with the deter mination to have it immediately. It might be worth while to supply her with a gorgeous wardrobe and then distribute photographs of the gowns to the wives of the chieftains of other tribes. During the war that would be caused by the natural efforts of the la dies to obtain a fair division of the spoils the army might take a vacation. Look at their Corpuscles. Some body, on reading that the physiologists say that smoking rounds oft the edges of the blood corpuscles, advised fath ers wno wantea to eaten their boys in that bad habit to take a handful of their blood corpuscles and examine them. A Wisconsin farmer coming into town the other day recognized and captured a fine setter, which, while a pup, had been stolen from him. He was arrest ed, but in presence of the justice pinched up the skin of the chest below the foreleg, inserted his knife and took out a birdshot with three eroases marked upon it. On calling two witnesses who saw him insert the shot three years be fore he was allowed to take the dog. Free Pre. . An Oil City man was sitting in his parlor reading the other day. when he heard footsteps approaching. "It's mv wife." he thought. and I will both. er her a little." So he said out loud, Well, old girl, why don't yon shovel in that coal, and nail np the back gate. And see here, you've got to eat less for 1 want some money to pay my cigar bills, and yon must cut down in house hold expenses. Besides, wife, I've about concluded to have you take in washing, and " The door slammed behind him and he reached the window just in time to see a neighbor woman going out of the gate, and his wife no where in sight. The report in that neighborhood now is that the man's wife is being starved to death to get him cigars; that she does all the menial work, and is obliged to take in wash ing to get her husband money which he spends at saloons. Oil City Derrick. Perils er African TrareL In a recent number of the Tribune was described the journey of the Ger man explorer, Gerhard Rohlfs, and his companion the Austrian zoologist. Dr. Stacker, across the Sahara Desert from Tripoli to the oasis-group of Kusara. The information was taken from a let ter from the pen of Dr. Schweinfurth. who is also a distinguished African traveler. Two other letters from the same source have since appeared, which narrate the mishaps which befell the exploring expedition in Kusara, the narrow escape of its two chiefs from death at the hands of a band of rob bers and their return to the coast. On the 2d of last August Rohlfs' caravan reached Taiserbo, the northernmost oasis of the Kusara group, after a severe march across the desert. On the 9th it journeyed 120 kilometres further in a southeasterly direction to the oasis of Buseima. Here a brackish lake was found, with a rim of palm trees around it. The vivid blue of the water, the dark green foliage of the date palms and the glaring yellow color of the desert sand hills seen througn the tree-stems made a landscape of strikingly brilliant hues. Everywhere in the oasis excellent water was found by digging a few feet. Rohlfs con cluded that there were underground water-courses drawing their supplies from the mountains of Tibeste, 600 kilometres to the southwest, which, according to Dr. Nachtigal lie within the great rain belt of Central Africa. The nomadic Arabs, gathered at Busei ma for the date harvest, were friendly toward the expedition. Ruins of houses were found, the walls constructed of limestone blocks cemented with mortar. Rohlfs supposed these to be the dwell ings of the ancient inhabitants of Cen tral Africa known to the Romans by the name of Garamenten. More re cent ruins were also observed of the dwellings of the heathen tribe of Tib bres, who were dispossessed by the Arabs. After traveling three days across the sandy sea which envelopes the oases, the caravan reached Kebabo, the larg est of the Kusara group, and stopped at a place called HowewirL -: Here the troubles of the adventurous explorers began in earnest. - A threatening- mob assembled in the vicinity of Rohlfs' camp, and demanded of the Arab guides and camel-drivers that they should kill the Europeans and divide the plunder of the caravan. Rohlfs' people stood by him faithfully and the mob dispersed. It had been incited, so the travelers learned subsequently, by. the fanatical Mahometan brotherhood of the Snuffi, which had a mosque and school upon the neighboring oasis of Sawya. To fet away from this hostile neighbor cod the caravan pushed on next day to Boema, where Rohlfs hoped to make preparations for the further journey to Wadai, the objective point of the expe dition. He found, however, that he had jumped from the frying-pan into the fire, for he marched straight into the camp of- a rascally sheik named Ba-Bekr-Bu-Guetru, who ruled a tribe of fifty warriors. Kebabo is shaped like a half-moon, and has a breadth of 200 kilometres. Its elevation is 500 feet above the sea. In the center of the oasis are extensive palm groves surrounding little lakes and salt marshes. Thereare no cultiva ted fields, but there are gardens around the houses inhabited by the permanent population, and a deceptive appearance of cultivation is given to the country by large level expanses covered with a growth of green rushes. The latgest wild animals inhabiting the oasis are the gazelle and the little desert fox called the fennek. The flora could not be studied owing to the summer heats few plants growing through the hot season. Rohlfs soon found that he was a prisoner in his own camp. His Arab servants were ill-treated when they went out to buy provisions, and on the second day Ba-Bekr appeared before his tent with thirty armed fol lowers and demanded 1,000 thalers as toll for passing through the country. This demand was not acceded to. Un fortunately a messenger arrived from Benghasi with the news of the deten tion of the three Suya sheiks whom the Pacha had held as hostages for the safe conduct of the expedition. The Arabs were greatly enraged at this news, and Ba-Bekr and his people came daily be fore Rohlfs tent and cried out that while the Christians were eating meat their brothers in Benghasi had nothing but bread and water. Rohlfs hired a mes senger to go to Benghasi with letters and scientific specimens, but the mes senger was detained and the papers and specimens destroyed! Two other messengers took money for making the journey but did not go. Ronlfs heard of a sheik of high character and great influence, named; Dschib-el-Lah, who was in the neighborhood with his band, but Ba-Bekr would not allow any com munication te reach him. For nearly a month Rohlfs and his companions were a prey to constant fears. They could neither advance nor retreat. The robber tribe held them fast, and every night they apprehended an attack. Among the most hostile of the Arabs was a member of the Snuffi Order, named Aglul, whose brother was one of the three shieks held as hostages at Benghasi. This man forced Rohlfs to sign an Arabic letter demand ing the release of the hostages, and to pay 700 thalers. which he pretended to send as baksheesh to the Pacha. One day Ba-Bekr came to Rohlfs' tent and coolly told him that he believed the ex pedition possessed 7,000 thalers, and that he intended to take the money and go with his band to Wadai, beyond the reach of Turkish authority. At last assistance came to the be leaguered expedition in the person of Knm-Bu-Aba-el-Rba, a sheik whose dwelling-place was at Sark, ten miles west of Rohlfs' camp. On the 13th of September Krim came to Rohlfs' tent and said that Ba-Bekr had proposed to join in an attack on the Christians that night, murder them and divide the spoils. The only way their lives could be saved, he said, was for them to quietly leave their tents as soon as it became dark and make their way to Surk. In their extremity the travelers resolved to trust this man, of whom they knew nothing; so just after night fall Rohlfs, Stecker and their two Ger man servants left the tents one by one, each carrying as many of the silver thalers, which comprised the cash cap ital of the expedition, as he could. . After a painful journey on foot through swamps and sand they reached Krim's camp in safety. They learned afterward from the Arabs that only a few minutes after their flight Ba-Bekr entered Rohlfs' tent with a band of armed followers. So great was the robber chiefs anger at the escape of the Christians and at his failure to find the 7,000 thalers he believed they possessed, that he broke up all the scientific instruments, de stroyed the medicine chest, and tore in pieces the records and papers of the expedition. Sheik Krim proved faith ful to the unfortunate travelers, but as his band was small and Ba-Bekr threat ened to attack it, they took refuge with the more powerful old Sheik Dschib-el-Lah, with whom they had tried in vain to communicate before their flight. He treated the refugees with great kindness, and after a while succeeded in forcing the robbers to restore such of the goods plundered from the ear. van as they had not destroyed. There was now no more thought of pushing on to Wadai. and the travelers, de prived of their scientific instruments and other equipments necessary for their researches, only desired to get safely back to the Mediterranean coast. The good sheik, their protector, fur nished them with a strong escort, and they started on the 20th of September, reachingDschalo on the 14th of Octo ber and Benghasi a week later. Only when with the walls of Benghasi. the ancient Berenice, did they feel entirely safe. The appropriateness of the Ara bio name for the city, which means ' the blessed," struck them forcibly as they entered its gates. The scientific results of the expedition were very meagre, and consisted only in the knowledge gained of the remarkable oasis-group of Kusara and of the desert lying between it and Dschalo. N. Y. Tribune. . , The Skin Game Bankers. Now that the business of the bogus brokers is so thoroughly exposed to publio view, it is hard to tell which pre dominates, the iniquitous feature or the ridiculous. It is in some respects sad to contemplate the grief of the poor dupes who have lost their money by yielding to the inducements of the swindlers who promised fortunes in re turn for ten-dollar investments. And yet the very simplicity of these unfor tunate people, as indicated in their let ters, has a vein of the comical in it which irresistibly appeals to the mirth ful side of human nature. The corre spondence of the swindlers has been confiscated, and presents various feat ures of interest. By the courtesy of Mr. Anthony Comstook a large quantity of it has been placed at my disposal for examination and study. From several wagon loads of letters I select a few which may serve to show how the busi ness was done. As usual with 41 skin" games, the patrons of the bogus bankers were principally from the smaller and rural post-offices from Canada to Texas. Some, however, hail from the larger cities. The President of a savings bank in a Southern city sends $100, follow ing it a few days later by $150 more. This was a comparatively large sum to invest. The general amount of a first investment was ten dollars, which was in some instances followed by a sec ond investment of ten , dollars or twenty dollars more. On receiving a new patron's first ten-dollar invest ment the rascals who received it would write him to the effect that, although a moderate sum might be made from this beginning, a much ampler fortune would follow on the investment of twice or three times as much. The answers of the dupes to this request for more money form a museum of curiosities. Take, for instance, the case of a victim who begins on a ten-dollar bilL His first letter is a mixture of confidence and caution: " I have been reeding a little pam plet you send me a short time ago, giv ing a histry of the way to oprate on Wall st! in stocs. You almost garanly to mak a proft, no mattr how smal the investment is. Do you secur the stoo at the markt price, or at frm 1 to 2 per cent what is called a distance P" This poor fellow went on to say that his means were limited. So the swin dlers, knowing their man, wrote to him for ten dollars more. He seems to have sent this second ten after some delay and considerable difficulty in raising so much money. The letters of patrons who send their first remittance with which to commence operations are gen erally hopeful and indicative of an in tention to engage in larger transactions in case the trial speculation should Erove remunerative. To people who eld out this idea so strongly as to amount almost to a promise, the " bank era" would send word that the opening " spec" had resulted in a profit. In rare instances they were bold enough to remit a few dollars to the victim. Generally, however, they took the lib erty of reinvesting the suppositious profits and writing to the victim that they had done so. Here is a letter from a Kentucky speculator, who had received informa tion of a 44 reinvestment" and with it a request to send $10 more: ' Your proposition is a very liberal one, much more than I could ask of you. But as I set out to invest only this $10 this time I await the cash re. suit of it before I make any further move. If results are reasonably good I expect to hang on to yon to the last day.'' Well, the 44 last day" has come, and the luckless ' Kentuckian is probably 44 hanging on" yet, for his investment is permanently 44 hung up." An Ohio man in sending his first ten dollars writes: 44 This is a very small beginning, but 'tis said tall oaks from little acorns grow. Trusting to your long experi ence and good judgment, I hope this widow's mite may take root and spread its branches until it becomes a hercu lies in your hands. I made an invest ment a short time since and lost all. But exercise your own judgment and I will be satisfied." This is the sort of customer most highly prized. The above was written on the 21st of last November. Allen, Jordan fc Co., seeing his great faith and complete prospective satisfaction, at once wrote to him for more money. On the 28th of November he wrote again, inclosing $20, and saying: 44 Manipulate it as you suggest, and it will be satisfactory. I desire staying in your combination or syndicate as long as there is anything to be made by doing so." Exactly. He is there yet, beyond a doubt. His 44 widow's mite" took root, but it has never 44 spread its branches" very widely, nor is there any probabil ity that it will ever become a 44 her culies." A sanguine investor from Western New York says: Please remit my profits every thirty days." Another from Ohio directs: 44 Use this in your mutual syndicate until it has multi plied." A Pennsylvania dupe writes: 44 1 would like to hear more from that $10 I sent you before I send you an other dollar." A Milton man says: 44 1 leave it all to you, to do with it what in your judgment may be for my best interests." A Reading man, on being asked for $100 more, sends $25, which he says is all he can spare. He adds: 44 If yon will accept this I will consid er it a special favor." The thieves ac cepted it, always having a relish for such 44 special favors." An Ohio doc tor says: 44 1 have $100 in my hands for invest ment with you as soon as 1 can know that you are a reliable house. I sent you $10 some weeks ago, and have not heard from you since, save the returned registered letter receipt." No other letters from this man are found. The plan of the 44 bankers " in such a case was to assure the doctor of their respectability by sending him a check for $10 or $15 profits." This would in nine cases out of ten bring the $100 which he had in hand, ana which they would gobble as soon as placed in their hands. A letter from a Virginia clergvman tells a solemn tale of woe. This godly man invested some money of his own and some which belonged to his friends. To strengthen the faith of such a man, Lawrence & Co. had written him that they knew of a decided move which would show a large profit, and that they were sure of success in the special combination in which they were about to put his money. The swindled doc tor of divinity writes more in sorrow than in angeri 44 1 am glad, however, that I lose my money in place of my reputation among my friends. I would like 44 more light, if possible, as I shall now have to re turn the money I received for your com bination and stop receiving any more, as I expected to run over $1,000 for the next combination." A Manheim, Pa., investor writes, in response to a demand for more money: 44 We are but poor cigar makers and thought by letting our poor funds stand in your hands we might increase our luck." The " poor" fellows then proceed to ask the bankers to add to the funds first sent enough to make the operation sug gested, and kindly credit them with their share of the proceeds! Here is a sample of a letter, of which there are hundreds and hundreds in Mr. Cbmstonk's possession, so similar in style of complaint that they might al most be supposed to be written by the same howling victim: 44 You fail to answer the most impor tant questions I ask you. You fail to tell what you sold Lake Shore at or when you sold it Now if you bought at some price yon sold at some price, but you simply say that Lake Shore went down so rapidly that you lost the whole of my money. You seem to think I don t understand the stock trade. Well, I understand it well enough not to go any further into it I think it is carried on so as to swindle people out of all their money. You say my letter smells of blackmail, but I tell yon it is smelling after some money." This unhappy victim continues at considerable length, saying that he knows an attorney in New York and that he will set him on the swindlers. A North Carolina investor writes a letter nearly a yard long, in which he reveals the fact that he had made un lucky ventures with several of the swindling houses. He says: 44 1 do not like to doubt your honesty. but what of the judgment and saga cious loresignt yon wrote so mucn aboutf I haven't the money to invest not a dollar, and I will have to borrow to pay back the money I borrowed to send you and which yon lost every dol lar of." Then he appeals to their pity and charity, and asks the scoundrels who bad robbed him to engage in a specula tion with their own funds for his benefit He closes his piteous letter thus: 44 If you'll thus help me, I and God will help you." He does not explain what authority he had thus to promise the aid of the Almighty, but possibly thinks ne nas as much right to do so as the stock dealers had to steal his money. One more case. Here is a long letter from a. Chicago letter-carrier. He writes on the official paper of the Chi cago post-office. As the date is eight een months old the mention of this let ter can work no mischief to anybody now in the service, for this particnlar rascal has probably long ago been turned out He wants to rope in some of his friends. He writes to Lawrence & Co. that for a few days after receiv ing their monthly pay they are rich. He wants Lawrence & Co., to write him hat tthey have conducted certain operations for him with ere at profit To put this in such a way as success fully to impose on his victims he asks the firm to send him a check which he can exhibit as money actually made in Btockspeculations. He admits that this E reposition is a novol one, especially as e is a stranger. But he says that he offers it 44 in good faith." Alas for the 44 faith" of such a fellow. Alas for his works. Probably this letter-carrier has before this time come to New York and set up a swindle shop of his own. He evidently has the talent for it The fools are not all dead nor are the swin dlers. Both are long lived and tough N. T. Cor. Philadelphia Time. Dlsssected Alive. The German papers are publishing a repun icvm buo ureal uerg jrouce Courts, which reads like a romance of Hoffman or Hauff. The denizens of a eertain quarter of the ancient imperial city found frequent occasions to complain against extraor dinary noises which disturbed them at night outcries of agony, so weird and penetrating that it was impossible to definitely assert whether they were hu man or animal, filled the air night after night They commenced regularly at midnight and lasted till dawn. They appeared to proceed from one of two ancient houses which stood embowered in elm trees sacred with age, in an ex tensive garden surrounded on all sides with a high wall. These two mansions belonged to two Drotners, oacneiors, tne last oi a once powerful and opulent race of Nurem berg merchants named Linheim. Paul Linheim, the eldest was a de voted physiologist an authority on anatomy, whose printed lectures are familiar to all who make his science a study. He was employed as professor at the surgical school, and as chief sur geon in the accident ward of the hos pital. His brother Ernest occupied a similarly eminent position as a geolo gist and naturalist The Linheims had sacrificed all temporal prosperity to the sciences to which they nad consecrated themselves. Out of the colossal fortune bequeathed them by their father, the old houses and a few hundred florins a year in rents from a couple of tene ments alone remained. They inhabited one of the houses, using the other as a museum ana library. Their aabits were frugal. Their only attendants were an old man publicly known as black Jacob, from his having been permanently discolored by an ex- Jtlosion of chemicals in his master's aboratory, and a deaf and dumb crone, his wife. The authorities, after some hesita tion, applied to the Linheims for an explanation of the mysterious noises which annoyed their neighbors. The brothers professed entire ignorance of them. They had never noted and could not explain their origin. Voluntarily suggesting a search of their bouses, the police instituted what was belioved to be a thorough one. It revealed nothing but the economical household ways of two poor men careless of their own comfort and the lumber collected by them in their museum. It was no ticed at the time that Black Jacob made no effort to conceal his disapproval of this visitation; but this was ascribed to his naturally crabbed and perverse na ture, and was passed by without sus picion. A couple of days after the police in vestigation the strango noises were re commenced. Then two young students who inhabited a house in the rear of the Linheims, determined to probe the mystery themselves. On the third night at a little after ten o'clock, they scaled the high wall and descended in to the Liinheim Garden. The place was densely overgrown with brush, and it was only with difficulty that they could approach the rear of the house. But one window was lighted. It was that of the kitchen, over the ashes of whose expiring fire the deaf and dumb old woman crouched, rocking to and fro, silent as a piece of machinery. The spies were watching her when her husband entered the room. He had a case of surgical instruments which he began to sharpen on a whet stone, rne old woman, by signs, seemed to expostulate with him. Black Jacob paid no attention to her for some time. Then, as if urged to im patience, he stamped his foot angrily, and said: 44 Curse you! It is well you have no tongue, or l believe you would betray us." The woman, evidently alarmed by his manner, became silent. He shortly completed his task and went out The spies were deliberating what to do next when a noise above them attracted their attention. A moment later a piercing cry rang out upon the darkness. It proceeded from a window directly overhead, which had been suddenly lighted np. In a line with it and some twenty feet away, was a towering elm tree. With the aid of a ramshackle ladder the two eavesdroppers managed to reach its lower branches. From them they had an unobstructed view of the window. It was a double window, and was completely curtained. But time and decay had rendered the muslin almost as diaphanous as gauze. Through it the movements of every one in the room could be seen with tolerable dis tinctness. At first the only figure in the apart ment seemed to be that of Black Jacob. He passed and repassed the window, arranging the surgical instruments on a little table. Finally another wail be came audible. Then the man appeared bearing a childish shape in his arms. The shape struggled, and emitted cries of mingled fright and pain. Black Jacob held it firmly, extending it on a secona table close to the one wnich bore the instruments, where he fast ened it with cords, which ran through holes in the table and were knotted on the under side. While he was doing this the shadow of a second figure was thrown upon the curtain. An instant later Paul Linheim, with the blouse the students mere accus tomed to see him wear during his dis sections in the lecture-room, appeared beside the table. It is for the last time, Jacob," said the surgeon. 44 1 tell you, as I have often tola you before, that it is useless. Science gains nothing by torturing this poor creature inua. ' I cannot believe you, master," was the reply. "Nothing is impossible to you." 44 1 wish it were so. In that case the hideous drama would be excused." And the surgeon took up one of the knives. The figure on the table gave vent to a scream so piercing that it turned tne blood oi tne spies to ice. One lost his balance on the limb, and clutchin? at the other for support the two tumbled into the brush with a tre mendous crash. Stunned by the fall, they remained for some minutes un conscious. When they recovered them selves the lights in the Linheim house were out The silence of a mausoleum rested on the black pile, and they fled. headlong and dazed with horror. There remained no doubt in their minds as to what they had seen. Next day information was rendered to the police that Professor Paul Linheim was engaged upon tne vivisection oi a cniid. The fact that he had been in trouble once for the unauthorized vivisection of animals lent color to the charge. He was arrested at once, along with Black Jacob and the latter's wife. Ernest Linheim was absent on a botanizing ex pedition, and the police of the locality in which he was supposed to be were ordered to apprehend him, too. All Nuremberg was wild. It was by a miracle of hard fighting that the three prisoners were got safely to jail, while a strong guard had to garrison the theater of tne alloged crime te save it from sack ana aestruction. The remainder of the story is best and briefest told in the following ex tracts from the report of the Magiste rial examination, aui Liinneim ex hibited no uneasiness, and even seemed more amused than troubled by the so lemnity of the occasion with which he was confronted. In reply to a query of the Magistrate as to whether he knew of the charge made against him ne replied m tne amrmative. 44 And is it true?" 44 In a measure, yes." 44 You have been operating, alone, on a child?" If Black Jacob is to be believed. Yes; he calls it his child." The unnatural parent at this stage of the proceedings disclosed his discolored fangs in a hideous grin. Even the uourt omcers ottered a groan oi horror, and the spectators were abeut to launch themselves upon the odious monster when his master began to speak attain, It is necessary, however, to ex plain," he said, "that Black Jacob's child had need of my services. A month ago poor Gogo developed a fistula which, if not operated on at once, would certainly prove fatal. 1 doubted from the first my ability to benefit him; but Jacob, who loved Gogo devotedly beg ged me so earnestly that old and faith ful servant as he is. I did not like to refuse him. As I anticipated, however, my efforts were vain. The poor creat- uie died last night Xou will find his body ready for burial in a box in my woou-nouse. And they did, in the shape of the corpse of a pet monkey which Black Jacob had been making a foster-child of for some years. How Save the Rags. The most noticeable, perhaps, of all the advances dunner the late " boom" has been in the price of rags, which have more than doubled in value, and are now worth three cents and a half per pound. At this price, and even at much less, it will pay to save them and sell them. The same is true of old paper of nearly every kind, as by clean sing they are reconverted into white paier by the manufacturers. In consequence of the scarcity of rags and old paper, the price of 44 print," or paper for news purposes, has gone up from six and a half to ten cents at wholesale. If this price keeps up, there will be a general rise in the sub scription price, as has indeed in many instances already occurred. Almost any family can make enough in a year by selling rags and old paper to pay for all their reading matter. How Spiders Lire Under Water. That spiders should live under water is the more remarkable because they breathe atmospheric air, and might reasonably be expected to die after a long submersion. So they would but for a curions provision of Nature, which permits them to store below the surface a sufficient amount of air for respiration. The creature goes to the surface of the water and moves all its legs busily, just as if it were trying to crawl out of the water. Suddenly it gives a sharp jerk or kick, and dives be low the surface. It then looks exactly as if it were surrounded by a case of polished silver, owing to a bubble of air which it has enclosed between its long hind legs. Besides this there are a number of smaller bubbles which cling to the other legs, and which can be added to the principal bubble when needed. This supply of air is sufficient to last the spider for a considerable time. Sun day Magazine. It is estimated that more miles of railroad will be built during 1880 in this country than during any year before. About 9,000 miles of new road are al ready under contract Nerve. It U i great thing to hare what Is called tun, and nothing contributes more to tbe power of physical control thus named than Warner's Hue Nervine. It also relieves all kinds of pain, and cures headache and neuralgia. Coxsonnos Is always found In the dic tionary. Flso's Cure for Consumption Is found at all drug stores. Two-thirds of all the Axle Grease used In the United States is made by the Fraxer Lu bricator Company. Buy tbe genuine. Conswawptloai CereaU Air old physician, retired from practice. baring bad placed in bis hands by an Easi India missionary tbe formula of a simple vegetable remedy lor the speeay ana per manent cure for Consumption, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma, and all Throat and Lung Affections, also a positive and radical cure for Nervous Debility and all Nervous Com plaints, after having tested its wonderful curative powers tn thousands of cases, has felt it his duty to make it known to his suffering fellows. Actuated by this motive ana a desire to reueve numan gunenng, a will send free of charge to all who desire ft, or j-pgnan, is ana us ing- Bent by mall try tamp, naming this lilt fvmnt JHoaX. Phtsictahs Bat It. VxGBTTirz gives an equal circulation of the blood. All physicians will agree that there is scarcely a disease but that could almost instantly be disposed of if pure blood could be circulated generously through tbe parts affected. Now, this is the way in which Vigkttcb performs Its wonder ful cures. Vkobtimb is exclusively a vegeta ble compound, made from roots, herbs and barks. Feifeclly all Ordinary Conversation. Lecture, Con cert, etc.. by A'ew CAnnMb to the Nerves of Hearing by means of a re nt wonderful actentinc invention the Dentaphona. For remarkable public tea La on the Dear also on tbe Dear and Dumb, see tb tr. Y. Harold, Kept. 2s ; the if. 1'. (Uritllnn advocate, Nov. 20, etc. Send fur rs pamphlet to the American Dentaphona Co.. 2t Vine street. Ciuclnuati. Ohio. SELLERS' COUGH SYRUP! 50 Years Before the Public. Pronounced by all to be the aiost Pleasant and efficacious remedy now in uac, for the cure of coughs, colds, croup, hoarseness, tickling sensation of the throat, whooping cough, etc. Over a million bottles Bold within the last few years. It gives relief wherever usevl, and lias the power to impart benefit that cannot be had from the cough mixtures now in use Sold by all Druggists at 25 cents per bottle. SELLERS' LIVEB PILLS are also highly recommended for curing liver complaints, constipation, . sick- headnclies, fever and ague, and all di seases of the stomach and liver. Sol by all Druggists at 25 cents I er lox. B, E. Sellers & Co., Pittsburg, Pa. 5-ly, J. "W. W'iltur A Large Stock Of EASTERN STOVES! Before! The Recent Advance in. Prices. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY! -BY- BUYING YOUR STOVES OF HIM, He Intends to Sell at Greatly Reduced Rates FROM PRESENT PRICES Eemomber that a Dol lar saved is better than a Dol' lax made. J. W.-H0TJ8BT01T, DRUGGIST, offers a .large rariety of froxlt, useful and orna mental, including COMBS, POCKET BOOKS, POKOUS PLASTERS, CONDITION POWDERS, COUGH BALSAMS, PAIN KILLER, LINIMENTS. ol all kinds. FAMILY DYE STUFFS, Patent Medicines & Soaps for the toilet, and housekeeper. LAMPS, LAMP CHIMNEYS, and SHADES. FOXTD'S Fancy Colon Bottles. Fin Colognes. Saadkerchf Ex tracts, and Tooth Powders. PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY DISPENSED WE WARRANT Superior Whiteness and Fine ness, and absolutely purity in our braDd of strictly r URE WHITE LEAD and will pay THIRTY DOLLARS for every ounce of audalteration found in one of our packages. T. H. NfcVlX A CO., Pittslmrgh, Pa. Baldwin, Tjuimlon & Co., tle Agents, Wrllinjpon. Ohio. 3s if. men, eparti addressing with W. W. ftirsaaa, .jr. t. America Traveling Abreast win Ond all ot Dr. Pierce's Family Medicioes on sale Id all principal drnz stores and at the London branch ot the World's Dispensary, Great Russell Street Building. Golden Medical Discovery is a most potent altera tire or blood-cleansing elixir. It dispels all humors and cures blotches, pimples, erup tions, king's evil, or scrofula, enlarged glands, swellings, internal soreness, ulcers, aDd virulent blood poisons that, unremoved, rot out the vital machinery. Dr. Pierce's Pellets (little eugarcoated pills) are an agreeable and most cleansing cathartic; re move offensive and acrid accumulations, thereby preventing fevers and kindred af fections. World's Difpensary Medical As sociation, proprietors, Buffalo and Loudon. tl Gilbert's Pat. Gloss Starch for laces, etc. Vegetine. Superior to any Family Medicine. D0CT0RSJGAVE HER UP. Vegetine Cured Her Ha H. R. P--22. 187 Dnu- sir About HI tern year aeo I w troubled with 8rrrifutou9 Bumor which settled on mj lanm and brrrtitrht on a severe cmuth, I consul Ip1 five or fix of the tx st pbrstcians In Boston, but tbey cave up trotting me. rutin there was on hope of a enre, and tbty could, onnothlnic more for rae. A tnend wbo bad used Vq etine In his family rpctimmended me to try It. I pro curpd three bottles, and before flnlshliur the third bot tle found rnvwir enflrlv cniml. mnd haul not tnitthAP attack of scrofula for nine years. After that period I had to tret some more Vtgeine,3ut tt quickly restored me to health again, and I bare not had a third attack. 1 am sixty-nine ytnrs old. and since becoming aware of the virtues of your medicine, hare given it to my children and -rrandchlldren. and ham remminenrted it to m friend. The results have been Invariably all that could be desired. Previous te my first trial of tbe Veo ettne I had a cancer removed and scrofulous sores broke out on me, but none have appeared since, and I believe a, superior w vxj ok wo famuv m rate tne in use. MARIA J. HIMRAT T. I can vouch tor the ahnve statement fn mnrmw Trrrm. Bar, and consider Vegetine tbe best Family Medicine huw m uam. ssudju ninnAi.ij, Husband of Maria f. Kimball. Vegetine FOR SKIN DISEASES. Dear Sir Havuw been rroablrd with a bad skin dis ease, breaking- out inta little rom avrr tta face, rtc. 1 was recommended to take VKiETlNK- I am happy to Inform you that it has eemplrtelr eared me alter taking three bottlea. lean highly recommend it toaar wiw wmuabu wiu sain aiseanea Soon taunfuilr. UHAS. M. BUTT. Weherabr eerurr that the above testimonial Is true. WKSTMAN k BAKER, , ..; 110 Bat Street, Teroate. Vegetine. f "; ' PREPARED BT H. E. STEYENS, Boston, Mass. Vegetine is Sold by All. Druggists. PENSIONS! PENSIONS! SOLDIERS OF THE WAR 1861! mm B. STEYEHS & CO, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois, give their owira aenuoB u toe pusaneBB ot proatcuans WAR CLAIMS. Arrears of Pension allowed only In claims presented JUI.Y 1, 1880. Address with stamp, MOO B. A CO., Cleveland, Ohio, or Chicago, Illinois. ST. LOUIS. IRON M0UMA1N& SO. R'Y passes throojrh the belt of erxmtrr srowlnc all products o( the temperate anne, near nod mau-keta. Bis profits are made with little labor. CHEAP LANI mt EAST TERMS. Soils, Climate, Timber. Mines. U rains, urasaea, Traits, Water and Health an nrsar pasaed. Schools, Churches, Malls and Papers. People zrom all countries oow In Arkaasas and Kaat Missouri are peaceable and ntttnsrlch. Vor Information, ad dress W. A. KKNDAXL, Assistant Land Commissioner. Boom 12. No 501 Market Street St. Louis. Missouri. BAKER'S PHILADELPHIA -eaC mnmm fnm m timmdiHmm tf Is. tfcW. Consnm prion has been cured asaln and airala by the pUprnctMtfbiUtinoupUitjr:&tfUaitiy through the use ot this trult wonderful remedy, which is pro. manna ey ttte ktpkest tnejioai tmUtarUt to be ' .hum Man Hvsicin.." irarlnltawae promptly, and tMua asos Hfe aswl auMfl aeuUA. We also prepare Baker's rare Cod User Oil with Phosphate sT Lists, Baker's Par Cod LlrerOil with Paos. A Wild Cherry BakerH Pan Ced I.lrer Oil with Kxtrart er Bait. or sale by all drunrtsu. fw Send tor Pamphlet to JOHN) O. 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It Is a i Bonk and Is meetlna1 with an unexemnled succesa. fmly published mo months ago. it " takes " so well that the publish are forced to issue edition after edi tion to keep pace with the demand. To state It tersely. " WHITE HOBES has gone straight Into tbe bearta of all lovers of Sabbath School Music aud the fact U due u Its purity, finiiliwaw and originality. Seoul so eta. in stamps for a sample copy. $3 per das. Temperamer Jnrtlt. (35 cta by J. H. Tbunkt, should be used by all Temperance and Kef arm China Any book mailed, post-free, far tbe retail price. OLIVER DITSOI ft CO., Boston. C.H". Dltam at Ot- J. K. Dltaosi Jt Oa, 84s Broadway, Si. I. 1C28 ChesXaat 8U, Faila. In ell ml nstlnr the imTHirl ties nf the blood, the natural and neeesssry result is the core of SersS teams and other SUklai ErasUaasA Maeaaae Including Caieera, Vleeva, and other sores. It Is tbe best tT towel 'turiHer. and stimu lates every function to more healthful action, and thus a benefit in all diseases. nysptpalai. Weauk i asT tssw two aeti. Cwaiatlpatlaai. Dlsadaieaa, SeesersU OessU Itv, etc., are cured by tbe ataXe Bittern. It is unequal ed as an Appetiser and Regular Tonic . It is a medicine which should oe in every . family, and which, wherever used, .will save payment of many doctors' bills. Bottles or two sises ; prices owtaaisaano vs. J6?WARN"EfVS Safe Remedies are sold by Druggists & Dealer in Med icine everywhere. H.H.Warner&Co., EOCHESTEE. H. T. aVaral TwtiMioRt.li. MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERS COLORED, COLO AND CHROHO " Advertising Cards rsMs-TTO Dt SUIT VsaiITT ST THS . . kobsr At OarqaerUl. 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