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Frostburg Mining Journal
J. B. ODER & Rill)., ELEVENTH YEAR.—NUMBER U FROSTBURG, ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1882. iMclUneoH.s Advertisement . DR. C. C7JACOBS PRACTITIONER. OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY OFFICE in Paul’s Or era House build ing, Main street. Frost burg, Md. CHARGES VERY REASONABLE. Ont 22 y 3ST O TIC E. MR. JOHN BTODDARTit the author iied agent for the Pittsburg Laboi Tribuna for this section. All persons wishing to set-le their subscript ions or re new the same,can do so by calling on him at JOHN CHAMBERS’ store, [Oct 8 KENNY HOUSE, Piedmont,' Vi eat V.. T. KENNY, - Proprietor. r|’>Hlß Hotel has one of the finest Sample I Rooms on hue of B. &O. railroad. Oct 8-y mm°tr CATARRH "IA/HICH lias witliatood all treatment ▼ ▼ and if of twenty years standing please call at DR. HURL’S OFFICE. Cap Fees paid when cured. Nov 12-lf prescribed if to 40,000 ptilhvuts, JUlOfjvjlOlS J - ret nTeredor wrti muon Improved, BSHBBES -I I'XRUNA can b taken br every c;u>— the | - rouiif, the iiildUle-pifeil. tn© old, the hnbo -i and the mother. I " Psuitna •!wy throes with tho paMer.:. - 1 It cleanbc* the system of all Its Impurities*, X " tones the stomach, rognlat-s the heart, un- “1 . locks the sorrwthiTiinf the liver, .i ■ 8 tho nerves mid Invigorates the bra'n. giTTTWf I pEBI’NA Is the KfOStcßt appetizer. malces blood, and to tho weary nnd tired from the I - toils and cares of the d vr It gives sweet and refresh! ng sleep. MgnfrMfaWWMßMaH i r J I'l.iu'N A should bo takim Lyovery hotlv uu- - for© each meal, wlien well, to prevent fclek “ ness; whan sick, to cure. >1‘)00 will Unpaid *] for erase it will not cur© or help. Pkuuna Is composed of ' . dteuts; each on© a great remedy in itself. . THOMAS’ Boot, Shoe, Hat and Cap EMPORIUM. The Latest Novelties in Boots and Shoes are now displayed on mv counters. Every style of GE.\TLEN EX’S HATS ANI> LAPS AT LOW PRICES. I also keep constantly on hand n larg' supply of Leather and Shoe I’iiid lugs. An inspection of my slock before purchasing is requested. TBUEKS A SPECIALTY. WILLIAM THOMAS, Main street, Frostburg, Md. |yAgent for the Peerless Remington Sewing Machine. * |May 7-lf 184# 1882 Cunard Steam ship Co., LIMITED, Between new York anu Liv erpool, callings! Queenstown each way. Pioposed sailings from Piei 40, North River, New York : Parthia... ■ Wednesday Dec. 7 Scrvia “ “ 14 Bothnia “ “ 28 , Gallia “ J n. 4 Cetalouia “ “ U Servia “ “ ig Parthia “ “ 25 Bothnia “ Feb. 1 Scythia 11 “ g Catalonia “ “ 15 Pioposed sai ingsfrom Prince’s Lund, ng Singe, Liverpool: Gallia Saturday Dec. 17 Catalcuia “ “ 24 Servia “ 3l Pnnhia “ Jan. 7 Bothnia “ *• 14 Scythia “ “ 21 Catalonia “ “28 Cabin passage, I*Bo and 81 OO gold : Sterage, 8~8, I UOS. G. POR TER, DtcS Frogtbu g, Md Books! Books! WALTER B. SPILL I KESPECI FULLY ea’j ibu attention of the citizeQH of v rosiburg and vicin ity to hlb large uu r j Imndaomo assort ment of Genuine Novelties To ho found i n no other ustahh-hment in town. Hia stock consists of ihe Inlest ! American and Imporied Attractions in the way o’ TOY S . Also a complete lino of ALBUMS — Photograph, Autograph and Floral. CHINA GOODS Of every description for Ihe ewito ra; HOOKS entertaining and insiructive; School Books a spec indy. HUNDREDS OF NOTIONS. Would also ark an inspections of mv 1 PICTURES, fully believing that you will purchase before leaving. Nuts. Fruits and Choice Confectionery | always mi hand. W WALTER B. SPILL. Main Street, Frostburg, Md. JanGtf Pwllm Customs and Principles of tho Unnkers. I iuc Bankets punem nil the funds [. mental principles of Christian faith. They do not, however, believe in the eternal perdition of sonls. They have no creed apart from the Bible. What they aim at is to restore Christianity to its primitive purity, scrupulously to ‘ t follow the precepts and tho example of ~ tho Savior, and to make religious con !• viction the sole arbiter of conduct in II life. They still baptize the neophytes, as their founders at Sohwarzenan did, by immersing them three times in the v name of the Father, the Son and the Spirit. Their holy communion is pre ceded by the rite of foot-washing. A curious discussion has of lato engaged their attention upon the question whether tho single or the double mode has the better claim for observance. When the same brother both washes J and dries the feet it is the single mode; when each service is performed by a separate person they call it foot-wash ing by the double mode. It is not to he understood, however, that the whole lr congregation is thus served by one or two of their number. There are enough of them going around with tub and towel to finish the ceremony within a reasonable time. Foot-washing and communion are always administered in the evening, during tho afternoon a love | feast is held, in commemoration of this supper which J sub took with hia disciples. There is no binding rule as to the choice of food, though among the | viands lamb has tho preference. Even I such luxuries as notice and butter, nn- I known to scriptural Palestine, are not j ! objected to. Altei tho love feast comes the “holy kiss.’’ The minister gives it to tho brother that sits next to him on the right; ho applies it in turn to hia j neighbor, and thus it is passed along I the lino, and by the last is carried to | the next ‘able. The same order is ob j served with the women, with the ex- I oeption that the first kiss is applied by the minis er to the first sister’s band j The Bunkers live in peace with one another, and seek no redress for injury done to them by recourse to law. Bis-- I agreements among nhemeelvos aro sot -1 tied by tho ohkrs, whose decision is I j final. Only in exceptional oases, and | | after permission is granted by the oIH- I cers of the congregation, do they insti- -j ! tute law suits against the people of the i world. Like the Quakers and Men nonites, they refrain from taking or ad ministering oaths, from partioipaling in warfare or giving countenance to it in any manner whatever. They aro averse to accepting pnblie office. I’heir poor they support,. Among their host off 200 000 people there is not one who j sutlers from want. Even those w.ho 1 fail in business are aided to mako a ne w effort, and such assistance may be len t three times. After the third failure they take it to bo tho will of God that tho unfortunate brother shall not suc ceed.— Century Mnaaiinc. Reel pea. Johnntoakv.—One cup sweet milk, j one cup wheat flour, one and one-hall i cups corn meal, one tublespoonful I sugar, one egg, butter half the size of an \ egg, one teaspoonful crer.m tartar, one half a teaspoonfol sod a, a little salt. Bake in a tin about four inches by eight inches. Apple Dumpling, —Mako crust as fol- i lows : Prepare and boil, as for eating, ; tour medium-sized potatoes. When j tender mash tine au d to two cupfuls of potatoes add the s ame quantity of sifted - flour. Mix together with a chopping knife so as to k eep light. Now add a cupful of but'.er and chop in with the knife. Add salt and mix to a ps.ste with very or ,ld water, doing all with tho knife. Ha vo apples chopped. Div ide the paste,, roll into squares, put in the center of each some of the chopped ap ples, bring the corners together and pinch the edges. Have teady some small square cloths dipped in water and \ floured on the inside. Put a dumpling into each, leaving room to swell, tie u,p j and boil an hour; serve at onoe. How to Boil Rice,—Few cooks seem I to know how to prepare this article ol ' food properly, so a hint or two will not be out of place here. The rice must be 1 cm efully picked over, and then washed I in cold water nnti. 1 1 is free from all the loose starch which may adhere to it, or until the water looks clear. Then dry . it. It can be put in a flour sieve for 1 | this purpose. In placing it over the L | fire, use throe pints of water to a cnpol rice and a teuspoonlul of suit. The water must be boiling before the rioe is added. Boil precisely twelve minutes, , and then pour off the water. Then 1 place the saucepan with tho rice on the • back part of the stove, where it will bo 1 kept warm without burning, for ten 1 minutes longer with tho cover partly * remove d. In this way it is not soggy, 1 or too soft, and every grain is cooked • separately by itself. After being cooked, ' if If jft covered, it will soften, and the grs ins will burst open in their delicate , te’ aderness. ; Tobacco smoke blown intn the ear is 1 sometimes used us a remedy for ear- < ache. | AN INDEPENDENT PAPER. The Famous Porcelain Tower, The celebrated Porcelain Tower, near Nanling, China, must have been very beautiful in its perfection, if we accept the statements of its various historians, who differ so little in their accounts 9 that one does for all. From them we 3 learn its form was octagonal, nine t stories high, tapering as it arose to tho j | height of 2(11 feet from the ground, the j circumference of the lower story being I 120 feet. The body of the pagoda wan . of brick, but its face was composed of , porcelain tiles of mauy colors. Each story formed a kind of saloon, through which ran the spiral staircase leading to , the summit, and whose walls were , covered with small, gilded idols restinc . in niches, the entire apartment richly k painted and gilded. Each story was 1 defined by a projecting c.-mice of green i tiles, from whoso points gilded belle s were hung The roof was overlaid with copper, aud above it rose a mast thirty , feet high, capped by a golden ball anil ■ coiled about i>y au immense band f t i iron, appearing like rings from below. . Tho baso of this shaft, was an iron ball ) formed of two halves, the outer surface i of which is still magnificently embossed t for one-half rests whore it fell, the only i tangible thing in the mass of ruin. The 1 j other half, weighing twelve tons, being , | broken by the tail, was recast into | temple ball. [ Who were they that fashioned this , beautiful casting, worthy tho hand of , a master? Whose writing and insorip , tion embellished its face, unlike any j Chinese workmanship? Whose skill , was great enough in A. D 1430 to place l abal of iron thirty-six feet in circum ference, weighing twenty-four tons, upon a pedestal 201 feet high ? This ball was the rec>ptaclo for various treasures calculated to ward ■ fl evil ! influences, among which wore “night i shining jewels,” pearls, hooks, gold. silver, thousands of strings of cash, , satin, silk, and priceless medicines , The number of boils ou the structure was 152, and the interior was illumi nated by hundreds of lamps, while the exterior required 128 to light it. It , took nineteen years to build it, and cost 83,313 078, Of all this not one story , rests on the other Lightning. Arc and I war have laid their hands upon it and it | fell, its Una! .destroyers being the Taep l.ing rebels some twenty three years ago, It stood in tho grounds of a Buddhist ! monastery which fell at the same time, ' a prey to the fanaticism and rapacity of the invaders. One work of art within the grounds escaped destruction—a pure white marble tortoise, bearing npon his back a perpendicular tablet with an inscription. This, with one solitary priest, keep watch and ward t over the ruins of bygone glory. A King’s Spirit, The following story was told me as an instance ol Carl (Johan) XlV.'g spirit: a Em sign man of-war was seen passing the fort of Wsxholm en route for Stockholm without having given customary salnte. The orders of the fort commandant were distinct that in a case like this two warnings were to be j given. The first, that of firing a ball i in the rear of the vessel. If this were unheeded, another was to bo sent in ad- I vance of its bow. In case both warn ings were disiogarded, a ball was to be sent into the most vulnerable pst of l tho ship. In tli£ present instance both warnings had been given without re j spo nse, and the ci mmandant, a young ! boar. Hess lieutenant, though shaking in I his hoots, cried ont to the cannoneer: j ‘ * Ido you see tho wheel ■ house ?” i “ Yes.” “ Send a ball into it, in God’s name I” This had effect. With crushed wheel house the Russian stopped perforce. A moment later two boats wore seen set ting nut for Stockholm; one with the frightened young commandant in it I from Waxholm, aud one from the dis abled man of-war, each rowing with ut most speed in hope of reaching the I royal presence first. The Swede arrived just enough in advance to obtain the Urst uudieuco. He gasped ont his story. “ Well,” said the king, “it seems she ) wouldn’t salute, and you fired?" “Yes.” ' “ Where did yon hit her?” | “ Oh, yonr majesty, bo gracious!” | ‘ Did yon hit the wheel-house?” “ Ye—es.” “Good! You're a major.” The Rnsaian was permitted to rebuild ita wheel in Stockholm. Harper's iVagasine . The Westphalian Zoological society recently enjoyed au extraordinary ban quet. Tho company was served with cul lets of lioness, a ragout of badger, a bustard and a crane stuffed with cha stunts aud plums These viands all rcce ived due attention, but it was the Hum dmens opinion that a crocodile steak was the piece deros’stance. It ap peals d to tho nose a well as the palate, ernitt ing a peculiarly grateful and appe tizing odor. One business firm in Loudon has charte red a big steamer, which will be fitted up with rooms for samples aud with bt irlhs for tho representatives of oommei oial houses It will then be sent arm md the world. CLIPPINGS POP. THE CURIOUS. The speed ol electricity is 192,000 miles per second. The first locomotive bnilt in this country, 1830, was named the “Phoenix." The first glass manufactory in Amer ica was established by John Hewes, in New Hampshire, in 1790. The ancient Chinese nsed hydropathy a cure for certain diseases, among others chronic rheumatism. The compound lens microscope was invented by the Jansens, spectacle makers in Middlebury, in 1090. The African negro is remarkable for his length of arm and'leg; the Aymara Indian of Peru for his shortness. The monas crepuzulis, one of the ani malcules, is only a twenty-four-thon sandth part of an inch in diameter. The substituting of iron for bronze in the casting of cannon was first at tempted in Queen Elizabeth's reign. The microscope shows the hair to be like a coarse, round rasp, but with the teeth extremely irregular and ragged. The religious ceremonies ol the Egyptians were preceded by abstinence, and the sacriflcers wore allowed neither animal food nor wine. The Icelanders embraced Christianity in the year 1,000, with the condition that they might also continue their old worship and the eating of horseflesh. The earliest mention of a bridge in history is in Herodotus, built by Queen Nitooris across the Euphrates at Babylon, to connect two parts of the "ity- The sun is eclipsed when the moon passes between the sun and the earth The moon intercepts the sun’s rays and casts a shadow on the earth. The moon is eclipsed when the earth is between the sun and the moon; the earth intercepts the sun’s rays ;.nd casts a shadow on tho moun. Stuffed Kittens in Paver. In Boston a lady has Iweu quite ex tensively engaged in preparing kit,tens for ths art mat ket Bhe is studying for the medical profession, sod while de riving profit from her present pursuit, learns something from her work in pre paring tho little animals for stuffing. The first stuffed kitten that she saw was imported from Italy, and as an ex periment she essayed the work. A gentleman friend contrived a machine which chokes six kittens at once, and he is so tender-he tried that he turns his head duriug their dying struggles. The lady prefers to leave this port of the work to others than herself. She recently stated that a single firm hud purchased from her 381 stuffed kittens, and tnat she had prepared over COO in all for the market. At limes kittens of desirable sizo become so source that it is difficult to fill orders without a systematic canvass of the cat popula tion of the section in which she lives. The favorite colors are Maltese, gray, and Hack and white, bnt all colors ap pear to find admirers. It is a curious business for a lady, but it pays, and her work is appro -rated by those who are in search of pretty novelties. “ Too Too.” They stood on the porch at midnight, “ Ah, sweet mine ” he sighed, “ lily of my soul, dewdrop of my happiness, let the intensity of our affection in tensify to intenseness, and let ns live to love, that loving we may live in the ethereal ethereality of a passionless passion,purified to angeliopurifloation.’' “Rather ever, hero mine,” she an swered, depositing her wealth of golden hair upon tho shoulder of bis six dollar ulster, “and our lives so sweetly per haps, just now, will be joined in the superlative certainty ol conjunctive bliss conjugated in happy wedlock.” “ Dear heart of mine," ho rapturously exclaimed, pressing her to his new satin necktie, “ this is too too I” “And this is too tool” abruptly broke in fie girl’s father, coming down in his boots, and giving the young man two kicks which landed him out in the street—and separation like a pall thenccufterward (ell upon those two young Jives. - Sl*ub*nville Herald. Wealth of (he British People. Dr. M. G. Mulball, in the Contem porary Hi view, in an article on national Wealth and expenditure, givfs some in teresting statistics of tho average wealth of the British tnople. In estimating the increase f wealth during the two decades, 1800 70 and 1870-80, the ac cnmnlaticnH averaged £550,000 a day duriug the first and £500,000 during the second decade, or an average sav ing of about 4.1 a day per inhabitant The Engliah people have built 1,500,- 000 new houses, have rebuilt or re placed 800,000 old ones, and are fifty per cent, better lodged than in 1800. Tho average rent of each house is £43 per annum in London, £ls in the rest of England, nearly £ls in Scotland, and a little over £4 in Ireland. He finds that each inhabitant was worth £IBO in 1860, nearly £220 in 1870, anp ab ut £250 in 1880. The ratio of pau pers was four percent, in 1870 and three per cent, iu 1880. Oregon pi educes four, five, six and seven-leaved olorer. TIMELY TOPICS. A hotel in the exact, shape of an ele phant has been built at Atlantic Oity, N. J. The idea, of course, is te drhw excursionists by mew of the novelty. The structure is eighty-six feet long and sixty-five feet high. Stairways in side the logs lead up to a big restau rant and other rooms in the body, while on tho back is a cor forming a good place of outlook. The exterior is painted and sanded so as to resemble an elephant's skin, except for the win dows. Tho cost was 820,000. The boundless West is so prolific of prodigies that tho custom has gradually come about of attesting the yarns spun in that region by the signatures of prominent citizens. The postmaster and two physicians of Forrest, 111., are willing to awear that a boy named John Maurer, living near that place, fell off tho bumpers of a caboose on which he was stealing a ride last Safimliy, knocked out a piece of his skull two inches squar-, drove several fragments of the bone, nut to speak of sand and cinders, in upon the brain, picked him self up, tied his handkerchief about, bis head, walked a mile aud a half to have his injuries attended to, submitted to the insertion of a silver plate iu place of the lost skull, and cheerfully asked fer something to oat. His friends hope that ho will recover and become it dis tinguished road igent. Borneo is three times as large as France and has a population one-half as large as Ireland. Its resources are un known; but its riohesare unquestioned, aud it is to day probably the richest tract in the world, not yot developed. Great, Britain has jns f taken the first ea y step toward annexing it by giving a charter, modeled on that of the old East India company, to the “North Borneo Company,” an English corpora tion, which, for a round sum, has bought bodily the rights and territory of a suitan, *ho exercises a loose sway over one-third of the island. As tho company is given tho right to its own flag, coinage, law, army and navy, all under English protection and the ap | pollute, not. immediate supervision of I the Briiiuh government, the power now established is practically tho beginning of the English conquest of the so. ond largest inltlbd in the world by the power which, in Australia, already holds the largest Benjamin Harris Brewster, the new attorney-general, is badly scarred in tho i face, having been terribly burned when a child. He is, however, a largo portly mao of striking appearance. In dress he is peculiar, “ His coats,” says the Philadelphia Times, “are almost in variably light-colored; his ve'ts are of velvet, and, being out low, expose a shirt front of the finest cambric ruffles. His pantaloons, be they neutral-tinted checks or somber blacks, are models of the tailor’s art, and his gaiter-tops are invariably the whitest of white. He wears standing collars, a black stock, ruffled caffs and an old fashioned fob chain with a heavy gold seal. His white fnr-boaver hats, made on a modi fication of the old bell style, are worn alike winter and summer. His hats, clothes and shoes are made in London. In his siudy Mr. Brewster sometimes wears a blue,cloth cutaway coat, but he oftener appears in a fancily- ombioidercd velvet jacket, out of the short sleeves ol which protrude his ruffled cuffs." When he earned a miserable living in Rosita, Colorado, by doing errands for a stableman, he was called Old Man Bassiok, and bis wife and daughter worked at the washtnb. One day ho found ore in a mountain near by, and within the year has become a half mil lionaire. Now ho is respectfully men tioned os Mr. Bassiek. There are those, however, who sneer at the family’s | ignorance, as the following anecdote shows : Mrs. Bassiek was at Canon. It was noticed that she frequently walked out upon tho hotel porch as if looking forsomeone, “Doyouexpeotfriends asked the obsequious boniface. “ No, indeody,” she replied, “ I’m expecting my phantom." Her pretty phaeton, for which she had paid 83,000, after ward rolled around the corner. The population of Key West, Fla., inside and outside of the corporation boundaries, is variously estimated from twelve to sixteen thousand. It is as serted by persons well acquainted with the place that, it does not contain half a dozen families trom the Souther States of the Union, and not twenty families from the Northern States, and that of tho whole population, exclusive of the garrison and the United States officials, there are not twenty-five unacclimated adults. About one-balf of the popula f tion are supported directly or indi rectly by the trade in tobacco and the : manufacture of segars; aud the other | half are dependent upon fishing and sponging, me tobacco is brought from the West Indies and most of it from Cuba. The cigars manufactured from it are shipped almost exclusively to I New York, either directly by ocean steamers or through Cedar Key and | Fernaniiaa. The Local Paper. “Thousands of people receive all the benefits from a local paper, prosper, and forget the editor whose heart and brain have been devoted to the interests oi building up the town or community in which these same people have met with success. Many a paper located in some unheard of town or county has been the means of bringing the natural advan tages to public notice, built up the vil lage into a town, labored for the pros perity of the county, assisted every one else to a front seat and then failed be cause a short-sighted public no longer see a direct income from tho money ex pended to support it. When railroads were building, when public institutions were wanted, tho local press was kept oiled and editors kept from starvation; but now it is as popular to send to some noted city for fashionable dress goods, clothing, furniture, carpets, etc.” The above sound doctrine from tho Bur lington Hawkeys is verified by the fol lowing from tho Western Homestead: “A large portion of the people do noth ing to support their local papers, and yet reap the benefit every day of the editor's work. A man will say, ‘ Ad vertising does not pay in my business. I have to keep my men on the road, and get my customers by going after them,' and yet the fact is that the town in which he does business would be unknown, the railroad over which he ships his goods would bo un heard of, if it were not for the news paper which he says does him no good. Tho local paper is of advantage to every man in the community, and when a man refuses to contribute to support tho newspaper on tin, ground that he does not need it, he might as well refuse to pay his '.axes for the support of the courts aud police force on the ground that he never breaks tho law and dees not uoed the officers. There are men who believe themselves honest aud pious, who are doing busi ness in every community, and every day appropriating to tbeir own use the fruits of other men’s labors, by reaping the benefit ol the newspaper without contributing aoent to its support, and get they would be terribly shocked if they should be charged with stealing from their neighbors. But the princi ple is just the same, the only difference is that the law can reach them in one case, aud in the other it cannot, but mor ally, it is just as dishonest to steal tho frnits of your neighbor’s enterprise as it is to steal his chickens. Too much credit cannot bo given the newspaper for the work it has done and is still doing for the benefit of this country.” Sleeping Apart. “More quarrels arise betweenbrottx ers, between sisters, between hired girls, between clerks in stores, between hired men, between husbands and wives, owing to electrical changes through their systems by lodging to gether night after night under the samt bedclothes, than by any other disturb ing cause. There is nothing that will so derange tho nervous force, os to lie all night in bed with another person who is sorbent in nervous force. The absorber will go to sloop aud rest all night, while the eliminator will be tum bling and tossing, restless and nervous, aud wake up in the morning fretful, peevish, fault-finding and discourage!. No two persons, no matter who they are, should habitually sleep together- One will thrive and the other will lose, This is the law.”— “Laws of Life.” Our Mental Armory. What capital things we might say if we had our wits always about ua. When we are alone we invent the happiest .of retorts; the most unanswerable argu ments flash npon us without any effort upon our part; we feel that we have more weapons in our mental armory than “ Brown ” ever dreamed of ; yet somehow, when “ Brown ” attacks ns suddenly, we cannot bring onr twelve pmmder to bear upou him before he has shot us through and through with his ready revolver. Wo, c( the superior metal, find ourselves spiked, so to speak. The fact is we lack readiness. (loiiiideiue Cru llv IMiayed. Colonel Oscar Thompson, of lonia, was going home with u big and choice beefsteak. He met Mr. Gemm ud, who bad a fine largo dog. Thompson re marked that such a dog must oat a good deal. Gemueud said that, breed of dogs never ate meat. Thompson said that was very extraordinary, and he offered the dog his steak, just to see him refuse it; but the dog promptly took the steak and struck a 2:40 gait with it for under a building, wh.ro ho could cat it n peuco.— Kalamazoo (La £6 lie. Title worshipers now have au oppor tunity to bocomo princes and dukes. A law has been- passed in Italy author izing the sale of titles tc ambitious foreigners. Titles are for sale at all prices, from £IOO to £I,OOO, accom panied by all the rights, privileges, etc., thereunto appertaining. The otrongest known glue is that made from the skins and sounds of fishes, and the strongest of this class is made in Lapland from the skins of a perch. Proprietors. VUIOI.F M MHKK. HU Baabfulness may sometimes exclude pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorao. Ti e ear'h is not afraid of snow, bnt when the little spiritual (lakes fall down it turns as white as a sheets The impression that flowers are never found double in a wild state is an in correct one, the fact being that this is frequently one of nature’s variations. a Christian church has been built with stones from the ruins from a heathen temple by the native converts connected with the Madura mission of the Ameri can board. A scientific man says great noises will make milk sour. They will also make the average citizen pretty sonr, espe cially if they come at uight when he wants to sleep. The western coast of Africa furnishes onr principle supply of palm oil. The ground beneath the trees becomes covered with a fatty material formed of the ripe berries. The gentleman who caught a severe cold from pressing his lips to a maiden’s snowy brow, recovered qnith rapidly while looking in the sunny smiles of another fair damsel. A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even u head wind is bettor than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. A man in Oswego, N. Y., has thirty bushels of horse-chestnuts for winter food for bis cow. He has paid boys eight cents a bushel for gathering them, and declares that a cow will eat them when well dried in preference to the sweetest hay and with good effect on the flqnr of milk. ___ Fifty-two is a remarkable number. There are fifty-two cards in a pack and fifty-two weeks in the year. The five books of Moses wore written 1,552 years before the present mode of computing time. The building of Home was com menced 752 years before the same ©vent. Julius Ciesar made the first in road into Great Britain fifty-two years B. 0., and the king of Great Britain was carried to Rome A. D 52. Con stantinople was taken by the Turks A, D. 14.52 and the new style was intro duced into England in 1752. The highest Egyptian pyramid is 452 feet in height. The National Flower of the ( bln se. With the Chinese the liiy is the na tional (lower, and many superstitions attach to it. Should it blossom npon New Year’s day, it is regarded os a most happy omen, presaging the best luok to the fortunate own/r of the plant. For this reason a g od deal of eure is bestowed npon the lily by the Chinaman, in the hope that it may put forth its (lower upon the morning of the anniversary. The Chinese lily is different from any other variety. It is giown by placing the bulb on piec- s of window glass, stone and china, and giving it a liberal •apply of water. The flower is white, with a gold-colored center, something between a daisy and a narcissus. Its fragrance is delightful The Origin of lUgntias. Apropos of o recent article in T.e Pall Mull Gazelle, a correspondent writes, it may not bo generally known that Venice is cho Uotue of regattas whence they Were introduced into Eng land in 1775 In the appendix to the “Annual Register” of tnat year will be found an article entitled, “Some Ac count of tho new Entertainment Called a Regatta, Introduced from Venice into Eneland in the Course of tho Year 1775.” The event produced a’nn.versal excitement. The whole river side was crowded from London bridge to Mill bank, and even Westminister hall was desecrated by a sea fluid for spectators. “ Plans of the regatta were “old from a shilling to a penny each, and songs on the occasion snug, in which ‘regatta’ was the rhyme for * Ranelagh,’ and ‘Royal Family ’ echoed to •Liberty.” The racing itself is di missed with the scanty information that “the wager boats started on the signal of firing a single piece of cannon,” and that “they were absent near fift\ minutes.” A protect that <■•••■ in rumor fairly to .k the breath away hai just been given official promulgation. This is no less than an ocean express line. In other words a Hue of steamships which shall be to ocean travel what the fast mail is to railway journeying. The plan in brief is to build three steel steamships, five hundred feet long, divided into fifty water-tight comport ments, furnish them like a modern hotel of tho most sumptuous sort, carry jno freight, make staterooms as largo as ordinary hotel rooms, charge about fifty dollars moro in lire trip than the present rates, and for this take tho passenger from Now York Monday morning, set him on English soil Saturday night,, wind, tide and what not to the contrary. This sounds like tho journey that Aladdin’s palace took from Bagdad to Hyrcouia. But it is set forth with business-like brevity by one of tho main projectors of the line, Jacob Lori Hard, who hi < millions enough of bis own to sot me scheme matching.