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" ! t 'Ttv .Jftfe . i3twtr-a!3-.i5r,--'-t-9Ki saJ---sasews" "; 4 . A&&&?b? W&t Wcfeita IW ! " - mk Mv VOLUME V. WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1877. NUMBER 44. Ll ivf; & p'- ! fi "f R M. M. MCBDOCK. H. P. MCIIDOCK. sruKDOcic ifc lmoTircit, rUIJLISIIEltS AND PROritlETOKS. TWO DOLLARS VLlt YEAH, IX ADVANCE. irvEsnasa Eirr: suji sscrs cii arlimths. -MAILS. Lajlern Mall fvla Wichita .t Southwestern U. i J Mall and KxiirasaXo. 2 departs 1.13 a. m., Mall A. Express No. 1 arrivestilaily at 11:3.1 p. M. AiiRiista and Douglas departs dally at 1 r. u. Amies dally at 12 u. Arkansas City, Caldwell, Wlnfleld,:WtllIngton NlnufScih, Littleton, Oxford, Ilellcplain, Clilcas pla, Sumner City and Loudon Arrives daily at 7 r. n. Departs dally at? a. i. Clear Water, Ohio Center mid ICoHIng Green Arrive Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4 o'clock p. M. Departs Tuesdays and Fridays utO o'clock A.M. On and alter date the postofflce will be open for lie delivery of letters and the sale of stamps from 7 a. u. to 6 p.m. OIllcc open on Sunday morning from U to 10 A. h. Malls going cast and south close prompt at 9 p. M. M M. Mciuiot'K, P. M. CirUKCIIKS. Firtl Presbyterian Church J. P. IIabsex, pas tor. Services in Itaiitisf Church every Sabbath at 11 o'clock a. M. and Hi p. . M. E. Church I T Hanna, pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10 o'clock A. M. and"r. M. Prayer meeting on 1 hursday evening. St. Aloysius' Catliolic Church Itevercnd J. C. Schukz, pastor. Services on the 2nd and 1th Sundays of every mouth; high mass at 10 A. M., reapers at 7J P. m. P.aptUt Church, W. I'. Pile, pastor, services!"." t 'clock a.m., each Sabbath. Church vomer ot First and Market street M tuodist German l.'cv. P. W. Mallhaei, pas tor. Services at the school house at hall past 10. COU3JTV OKl'ICKIiS. -Judge Thirteenth Judicial District W. P. Campuell. State Senator John Kelly. Representative "lYilllam llaldwin. Hoard of County Commissioners J. M. Sibils, O. G. J ACOU9, J. A. NL1.SON. Countv Treasurer L. N. WOODCOCK. County Clerk John Tuckeu. Shrrifl" II. W. Dl-XMQ. Clerk District Court li. W. Items. Probate Judge Wa. C. Little. Superintendent Public Instruction, M. II. Urucc. Urgistcr or Deeds Milo 15. ICellog. County Attorney W. E. fcTAM.tr. County Surveyors 11. L. Jackson. citv oi'ricriis. Mayor J. G. Hope. City Attorney Wm. Daldwht. Police Judge J. M. At-.vood. City Treasurer E. O. Witioin. Marshal Mike Meagiieb. City Clerk Fued. Sciiatt.sek. Surveyor ., Justices of the Peace D. A. Mitchell, E. M. Misneu. . Constables C. II. Josus and D. X. A jlliams. Council First Ward A. W. Oliveu and M. Ziuueiilv. Second Ward C. M. Gauuisox and John rouET. Third Ward Charles ciiattxeu snd Jav KiunxsxY. Fourth Ward J. C Fbakku and C A. Walkeu. Hoard of Education First Ward V. It.fculcu andU. P. IIauois. Second Ward J. . Wix GAHiandlI. L. Jacksox. Third Ward D. P. Alexamiku and A. A. Hyde. Fourth Ward A. II. FAumo.CE and W. E. staxlly. Treasurer school Hoard Uev. J. P. Haksex. .LODGES. WICHITAENCAMPMENTN0.29.I.O.O.F. meets on the 2d and 1th Saturdays of each month. W. J. 1IOHSON, C. P. W. A. niCHEY, Scribe. XO. O. F. Wichita Lodge, No. 93, meets et erj' Thursday night, at 7 o'clock, at their Hail, oicrthe First National bank. All brothers in good standing are invited to uttend. W.-V. 1HCHEV, N. G. VT. V. STEM, K. S. A, F. & A. M. Meets on the first and third Moudays of each month. T. M. Thicket W. M. WICHITA CIIAPl'EIt, U. A. M. Meets on the -econd and fourth Fridays in lach month. Geo. F. Uauuis, II. P. JIilo II. ICellogo, Scc'y. SAJJHATII SCHOOLS. The M. E. Sabbath school, W. E. Stanley, su perintendent, meets at the church at 2J o'clock p. ra. The Presbyterian Sabbath school, Lee Nixon, Superintendent, meets at the Baptist Church, at V o'clock p. m. The Huptist Sabbath school, A. II. Armcnt, su perintendent, meets at the Haptist church cviry kunday ulleruoon at -';; o'clock. German M. E. Sunday School meets at School House, at 0 o'clock. A. Fuhrman, Superin tendent. U. S. LA.KD OFFICE. DOUGLAS AVE., COMMERCIAL HLOCK. 11. L Taylui:, Register; J. C. Kedhuld, i.eCLlver. Ofiice hours lrom 'J to 12 a. n. and trom 1 to 3 p. m. COUJfTV SUHVEVOlt . II. L. JACKSON. C100XTY SURVEYOIL Leave your orders at J the couuty clerk's odce, or call fit the West Y ichita postouice. 46-ly ATTOKNEYS. e. u. jtwinr, WICHITA, K.VNSAS. SLUSS, STANLEY & HATTON, ATTORNEYS, Wichita, Kansas. 41-tf AiIOS IIAKU1S. K03. IIAKUIS. HARRIS ft HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT Law. Wichita, Kansas. f. Olllce In the buililingoccupicd by the IT. S. Laud Olllce. IOaxs Neootiated on improved lands In Sedgwick and Sumner Counties, at ten per cent, interest with pri ilegc-of paying off at any time. Commission reasonable. Abstracts furnished and papers executed w ithout charge. 35- V. 6. ADAMS. O tO. II. ENGLISH. II. O. IIUGGLE3. ADAMS, ENGLISH & RUCCLES, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Wichita, Kansas, will practice in all the courts of the 13th J udicial District, Supreme Court or the state, and the United states District and Circuit Court of Kansas. 11-If J. M. HALDERSTON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas. Olllce In Centenial Hlock, over Alcy's Shoe Store. ap2C-ly J. F. LAUCK, A TTORXET-AT-LAW, first dosr south of U. Ax S. Land Ollicc, in Commercial Hlock. Wichita, Kansas, Special attention given to all kinds ol business connected with tho V. S. Land Office. 15-tf i W. R. KIRKPATR1CK, A TTORXEY AT LAW, Wichita, Sedvick County, Kansas. 48-tf VllYSWIAXS. DR. McKlNNEY. BOTANIC FI1Y5IC1AN& OHSTETIilCIAN. Especial attention given to Chronic. Diseases oi both male and fmale. Also Chronic Rheum atism and scrofula, charges reasonable. Office on Douglas avenue. Residence corner Mead ave. and Second street, Wichita, Kaa. 23-lf DRS. LONGSDORF fc STIPP, H OMCEOPATHISTS. Office on Main stct. over . C. Woodman's store, ichita. T. H. SHANNON, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-lt Main street, near First, Wichita, Kansas. 15-15-17 DR. C. C. FURLEY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, Dong lasavenue, entrance cast of Mainstreet, up stairs (oyer Allen ft Tucker's Store ) 12-tt DR. E. B. ALLEN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office Centen nial Hlock, Wichita, Kansas. 3- DR. HENDRICKSON, (U. S. Examining Surgeon) PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office No. Main Street. 4-S-ly DENTISTS. J. C. DEAN, D ENTIST Office Douglas Avenue, opposite siccie a. Lcvya ian t ujuce. i-tr. DR. W. L. DOYLE, DENTIST Office ovcrMathew'sJewelry store, Centennial Hlock, 'Wichita. 41-tf VETElUN'AltY. C. G. THOMPSON, VETERINARY SURGEONS. Will treat all lmreca intrusted in their care in the most scientific innncr. Office In star, Llcry and Sale Stable, corner .Market and Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas. 10- ItHAL ESTATE. G. W REEVES, (Clerk of the District Court) SEAL ESTATE, INSURANCE and Collecting Agent, Wichita. Kansas. Collections made taxes paid. All business entrusted to my oarc will receive prompt attention. 41-tf JNO. EDWIN MARTIN, SKOKEK and dealer In Real Estate, Notary Public and Conveyancer, Agent State Line inuhip Co., Attracts Furnished, Taxes paid Loans Negotiated. Office at the Red Oval Sign, wo. 70 Mala St., Lock Uox 301. Wichita, Sedg Nlck county Kansas. 21-0m TABLE OF DISTANCES FROM THE RICHEY HOUSE, Different Towns and Post Offices in Sedgioick, Sumner, Cowley and Butler Counties. SEDGWICK COCXTT. To Milet. Afton, sof w IS Itlendon .' 18 DCTLEIt COCXTT, To Augusta, c Henton, ne... .., Krowntown.e. , Hry-int, s of e Care Springs.se, Cornhill.c. . .. Douglass, s ol e Eldorado, ne . Freedom, s of c. Ilolden.ne , Indianoli, c. ... Milet. 20 ..10 a; 33 ....28 . .21 ,....25 . 30 ....23 ....23 ....14 Clarion. ue.. . .14 Clearwater, w of s. Delano, w Eldridge, nw Kl Paso, cof s Fayette, nw Garden Plain, w . . Grand Hivcr, sof v Greenwich, n of c Marshall, w lowatille, ec Jamesburg. n of T Minueha, e Mount Ilojie, n r . Morton, s of V...... Ohio Centre, s. . . . Park City, nw Itlchey Kanch, w. . Valley Centre, n.. . .18 . 1 18 II 20 .17 20 IS .20 .hi .10 Little Walnut, e.... I-orena, s of e... . Medona. sofe Pendle, ne PontUc, ne Quito, ne UoelIlll,be Sjcamore Sji'ss, ne Towanda, lie Walnut, sc Whitewater, ne. COWLEY COCMT, Aikansas City, se Haltimore, se Cabin Valley, se.. Cedarvale, se Dexter, se Grouse Creek, st... Lazettc.ec Little Dutch, s.. . Maple City, se .. XcwSalem.se NInnescab, e of s. Otto, sc Polo, se Uedbud, se Kock, se Silver Dale, se lisdale, se Venion.se . 23 8 2S ..23 16 ..10 .21 ..11 -.13 Waco, s ECUXEJt COCXTr. Alton. ...5C Areyle. s llellcPlaine, c. . Caldwell, s Chicaskia, w of 8. Gulph, eof f Hessville, s nttleton, e ol s... . .55 ..48 ..45 ..4S ..21 ionaon 18 Linglcltcr Kanch, s. .30 Milan, s Oxford, e of 8 .. .. tolling Grt en ts Home, s SaltCitv, e ors South liaen. s . . Sunwer City, s Wellington ((ill ) s leager'surove, inueld, se E3" Our House Is located near the Df not. avoid ing the transfer of baggage and bus fare. All baggage transfered tree. Good stables with the House. Free corral for onr patrons. Farmer' trade a 6pccialtr. 1 he tables arc furnished with the best the mar ket affords, the beds excellent, and the proprie tors always found tryins to please at the low rate of $1.50 per day. Klchoy Bros. Proprietors. Wichita, Kansas, November 30, IsTO. 33-tf SEWING MACHINES. TB-EJ "WIIiSOIT Shnttle Sewing Machine, see Vienna and Philadelphia awards. General office and works, Chicago, Illinois. A. II. AKMKNT. Agent. First door North of First National Band build ing, Wichita, Kanias. 42-3m FURNITURE! IF. BOSS, Dej'cr in all kinds of Furniture, Etc., Etc. East side Main Street, opposite National Hank building. 41- BRICKI BRICK! SI k RICK in any ouantity for sale at my yards, on the Little Arkansas Hivcr, north of Wichita. All kinds of brick work dune on the shortest no- fee. 112-tfl '- . PHILLIPS "TvTO'KrTr'.'V" On well improved Farms tq on five yeari time, or less, tlOpcrccnt. Interest Com J iO-AiN I mission lower than else where. J. B. AVATKINS ft CO. Hichita, Kansas. Office with Kf gistcr of Deeds. 2C-tf WANTED. . JOI53 OF CAItPENTER AND JOINEIt WOKK in the city of Wichita and surrounding country. Farmers' Jobs a specialty. All work done with neatness and dispatch. I guarantee to do all work at 20 per cent, below present prices, for cash. I reside In the fourth block ssuth of Dour las avenue, on ituin street, east side, last heme in th block. Day wsrk furnished at lowest ratss. M-lj) K. B LAWKKKC. MARBLE "WORKS, All kinds of Monuments, Tombstones, Mantle, Table Tops, etc. DAWSON ft ADAMS, Shop on Main Street, nt Kimmerly's old stand, Wichita, Kansas. 23-tf WILLIAM A. DAILY. Agentfor A.,T. & S. F. Railroad Lands, MOVSTJWPZ, SEDGWICK CO.,KAXSAS. These lands are among the choicest owned by this company, and parties desiring homes should sec them betorc purchasing. Long credit at low rates of interest. No trouble to show lands. Loi ters of inquiry promptly answered. 1- WICHITA HOUSE, CORNER DOUGLAS AND LAWRENCE AVE. WICHITA, HZA3STS. Livery and Feed Stables in connection Willi the house. C. G. THOMPSON. G. 11. HILLARD, j Fresjjfi. THOMAS k GARRETT, Houso Sign and Ornamental Painters. WICHITA, KANSAS. Orders left with Murphy A Reilly will receive prompt attention. Shop over Murphy ft Keilly'a Store, Douglas Avenue. 6-tf. REESE & SAWYER Carpenters', Designers and Builders Ao. 13 .Vain Street, near corner Dougla Av, All work executed in the most durable and mod ern style, and warranted to give satisfaction. Plans and specifications furnished. Jobbing of all kinds done to order. my31-ly MILLINERY AND DRESS MAKING! MISS L. 1MARKHA1M. On Main St., South of Douglas Avenne. A large and well eolccted stock of Goodu always to bo found. U"Mlss Jennie Soult has charge of the dress making department, and will guaranty satisfac tion in all cases. 6-tf 3D. 33. EJVLnyCEieT, (Formerly Receiver of Public Moneys,) Ii-A.3sTI3 ATTOEKTET REAL. ESTATE AGENT, c:iutcs:iiL suer. WICHITA, ziszis. Especial attention given to practice in the local Land Office and Interior Department. Also to collection of claims, conveyancing and payment of taxes for non-residents. 15-tf Hedge! Hedge! Hedge! Hedge! SIX Ilf.XDllID TlIOCSAXD FIRST-CLASS HEDGE PLANTS! Rnscd on his farm on Chlsholm creek for sale by tf HENRr SCnWELTER. O. 33Z. .33330T, Architect, Contractor and Builder. Scroll work, stair railings, and fancy work of all kinds done S order and on short notice. Archltcctual Designs (the latest works) on ex hibition. I employ none but firit-cla s mechanics and refer to the work already done in tlrls and other cities as an earnest of our capacity. Shop, Lawrence Ave., Wichita, Kan. JnJ Reliable estimates made on contracts or loses by fire 23-t RICH FOR ONE DAY. Charles Jones lived in Bunkersville. He was strictly honest, consequently ho was poor. Jones had, as many poor riien have, n large family; and when winter had arrived it found him out of employment and almost out of bread. By doing odd jobs, however, he managed to keep body and soul to gether. One morning he arose in very low spirits: he was to eat his last crumb of bread for breakfast. "What must I do?" ho cried. "Trust in Providence," answered liis faithful wife, breaking in upon his soliloquv. "Well, I will. I'll go down street and sec if I can get an odd job or two." lie had scarcely gone a Bquare when an acquaintance coining toward liifn said : "Hallo ! Jones, looking better than usual this morning; no wondcr,thougn; I believe I'd feel jolly too were 1 in your place. Allow mo to congratu late you, sir. ' Poor Jones was completely stag gered; formcrlv ho had received only a cool nod of recognition from Mr. Williams; now it was a kind word, and a hand offered to shake, and con gratulated, tool And for what? He could only stammer "Mr. Williams, I I really 1 what do vou mean ?" "Oh, of courso ! Expect you would be proud and stuck up," exclaimed Mr. William, adding, "Give you two weeks to get over that." And with this lucid explanation of his conduct, Mr. Williams passed on. "He's crazy !"' exclaimed Jones. While looking in amazement at the retreating form of the supposed ma niac, a hand lightly touched his shoul der, which caused" him to turn and face Mr. Graball. "How are you, Jones ? Glad to sec you." said "Graball, extending his hand. "I am pret pretty we well," es sayed the astonished Jones. "Of course you are," continued Graball. "And'how modestly you as sume your new role ! I'll tell you Jones; you know you wanted to bor row twenty-fivo dollars of me the oth er day; I didn't happen to have it just then'but yesterday I collected my rents; so this 'morning, when I sat down to make out your check, I thought I might as well make it fifty instead of twenty-five." Thrusting the check into Jones' hand, he was about to depart, when he added "I forgot, Jones; my wife says you must dine with us next Sunday. Be sure to come, and bring your wife and children." As Graball whisked out of sight, Jones tried to collect his thoughts. After a miserable attempt, he datcr miucd to go home and consult his wife; 6hc might solve the riddle that puz zled him. Arriving home, amazement was only to be succeeded by wonder and sur prise, for in passing through the hall into the kitchen, he found his wife unheadliiir a barrel of flour, and his daughter putting away a lot of beef. "Is it vou, Charles?" said his wife. "I don't know, Mary; just stick me with a pin, till I see." with a pin, tin l see." "No, indeed, I shall not! think of it, Charles ! The gr up this barrel of Hour this 1HK JUSl groces sent morning that he refused to trust us for last week, and the butcher's boy stopped with some meat, when you know he has refused us all along. When I akcd him what was tho matter, he only winked and said wc could settle at the end of tho month. Mrs. Stingy, our neighbor, sent in two pounds of butter, saying she was sorry slic didn't have it yesterday when we wanted to borrow a cupful, but as her butter man had just come, she could spare us two pounds." "And I've got a check for fifty dol lars 1" And Jones, overcome by such munificence, sat dowi. and gasped for breath. "I wonder what it means?" faintly inquired Mr. Jones. "Give it up 1" shouted Jones, de spairing of ever solving the riddle. Suddenly a loud knock was heard at the front door. "If that is any person with a corner house and lot, rcluso it! Tell them we won't have it !" yelled Mr. Jones at his wife, as she rushed to see who it was. "Oh, it is you, is it I" he said, in a relieved tone, as Miss Tellall, the village gossip, was ushered in. "Of course it is! But law me! I won't get mad at that. I told brother James that I expected you would bo kind of fussy like and "excited; almost every one is that has fortuuo left them." "What fortune, madam?" demand ed Jones. "Yes, what fortune ?" added Mrs. Jones. "You don't mcau to tell me you don't know that a fortune has been left vou ? Well, I'll read it to you." Miss Tellall then pulled out the "Bunkersville Beacon," and read as follows : "Wc arc glad to know that our friend, Charles Jones, has come into a handsome fortune, left him by an un cle who recently died in England. Good luck could not have fallen upon a more worthy man. Wc congratu late him." "That was what Williams wanted to do. but 1 thought he was crazy," moaned Jones. "This accounts for it all, then," ex claimed the practical Mrs. Jones. "Miss Tellall, this is a groat mistake. I have no fortune left me," said Jones. "And further, I never had an uncle in England; it's some other Jones." "Law me I do tell I Well, I'll go home and tell the folks, so they won't worry about you. You see thoy thought you might bo sick, and would need careful nursing. But you haven't cot a fortune vou arc not sick, are you ? Xo ? Well, then, good by ?" "I knew it," laconically exclaimed Jones, as Miss Tellall departed. "Knew what ?" asked his wife. "That there was a power behind the throne." "Charles," said Mrs. Jones, "hadn't you better go down and see the editor of that paper? Perhaps ho can ex plain." "A wise suggestion, my dear, and one which 1 will immediately im prove." The next morning the "Bunkers ville Beacon" contained tho following correction : "In yesterday's issue wc said Ch vrlcs Jones had como into a fortune. That gentleman called upon us and wanted to know when it was. Wc told him it was a. mistake a typographical err r that was all. It "should have been Janes. Wc appeased Mr. Jones' dis appointment by giving him the papir free for one year, but would say ihi is the only case in which wc shall tlc viatcfrom our rule of two dollai a year in advance." "Ho needn't have spoken of his charity so prominently," commented Jones, after reading the paragraph. "Certainly he shouldn't," replied Mrs. Jones. '"But then we can't help it now. Well, I'll send that butter of Mrs. Stingy's home." "Yes; and you had better tell her that we appreciated " "What! the butter? No, Charles, It's altogether too strong." "If you would have allowed me to finish, I would have added that we appreciated tho motive which prompt ed ner to ue so Kinu " bU lltl IU UG QU IWIliU " ''Law me !" interrupt ''You can take it yonrsc ted Mrs. Jones. pelf if vou want a person to be so ver lino, "ISever mind; wu won't quarrel about it." Jones, after he had found out the reason ol all his cxccEsiyo kindness, went to Graball and offered up the nlm.!.- xvhipli lind hppn jrivnn him. But i...i,nii cow fi,ot lm hnd lionn f.intriit vait.uu,, o... ...- "r r . l. I.Ie nnrii fimiilitv. mill tliniifrit tie oest way to get out oi u wim griicu i r . . -..- -. ...t. .. .- himself was to make a present of the money to Jones. But Jones wouldn't listen to that; so it was settled that the money was to be loaucd.and Jones was to take his own time to pay it. After paying the butcher and grocer he had a 'neat sum left which served for all present necessities; ami soon after business picked up and Jones obtained a permanent situation. Ho and his wifo often laugh over the time when ho was rich for a day. A Singular Cass. A Pennsylvania paper tells the fol lowing : "A short time since, a gentleman re siding in this vicinity, went to .Phila delphia and put up at a hotel, and while resting after tea in tho recep tion room, ovorhcajd two gentlemen conversing in regard to a trial then in progress before one of the courts of that city. Our neighbor learned from this conversation that a man had ob tained moucv upon his wife's proper ty, the wife giving a mortgage. The money was spent in dissipation, the wife became a maniac, and was con fined to an asylum; the husband died, and the children of the unfortunate couple were furnished with a guardi an by the court who was maintaining the suit then being tried, against the holder of the mortgage, on the ground that the wife was not of legal age when the instrument was executed. The gentleman knew that a niece of his who left tho vicinity when a child, had married a man of the same name as tho one mentioned, and he conclud ed to investigate. He made his way to the court house the following morning, and to his intense surprise and gratification was the very person needed to establish to a certainty the age of the unfortunate woman, and to save her worse than orphaned chil dren's property, valued at twenty-five hundred dollars." A Valnablo Antique Inscription. In the Hippodromo at Constantino ple may still be seen the remains of a venerable trophy of the Persian war, the bronze serpent which, with tho gold tripod it supported; was dedicat ed to the Delphian Apollo by the allied Greeks after tho victory at Pla ta3a, as a tenth of the Persian spoil. On the bronze serpent, which served as a pase for the tripod, the Lacedae monians inscribed the names of the Hellenic Staics which took a part in repelling the barbaric invader. The golden tripod perished long ago in the sacrilegious plunder of Delphi by the Phocians, but the bronze serpent re mained in its original position until removed by Constantino the Great to decorate, with other spoils of Hclla;, his new seat of empire at Byzantium. Here it has remained in the Hippo drome till our own time, not un scathed, for the last of the three heads of the serpent has long since disap peared, but tho list of Greek States in scribed on the intertwined folds of the body remains perfectly legible to this day, having been fortunately preserved from iniury by the accumulation of soil in the Hippodrome. This earth concealed about two-thirds of the ser pent till the excavation made in the Hippodromo in 1S55, when tho inscrip tion was first brought to light. As the date of the battle of Plattca was B. C. 179, it may bo assumed that the setting up of tho tripod took place shortly afterward. Thus the inscrip tion would not bo later than B. C. -17C. Of hardly inferior interest is the bronze hc'mlct found at Olympia early in this century, which, as its inscrip tion tells us, wo3 part of a trophy ded icated by lliero I., of Syracuse, after his great naval victory over the Tyrr heniians, B. C. 474. Olympia contin ues to yield results as promising as the discoveries which have distin guished the first months of this enter prise, we may hope that many similar records of Hellenic triumphs may be found in the rich soil of the Altis. Old Cloth83. Nothing Eccnis to bo so thoroughly used up as old clothes. The buying and selling of cast-oft" apparel is a great business in Loudon. Usual! the old garments are freshed up by dye-stuff, pressed and otherwise doctored for the market. The process is called clobber ing and in itself is a business. The better class of old dress coats, when nicely clobbered, have a respectable apycarance. Clerks with poor salaries waiters, small tradesmen and curates with mengro stipends, are among the purchasers." Coats and woolen gar ments which have done good service, are exported to Ireland and Holland, where you may sec them in great quantities for 6aic at the fiirsand mar kets. Woolon garments may be dis posed of time after timo; they arc at length no lougsr possible, and then comes a total revolution in their char acter; the buttons arc taken off, the linings are torn out, and what remains of the fabric is ground bv machinery into "devil's dust." This is the first in what may be called the resurrection in old clothes. When a coat will not so much as hang together to dress up a ecatccrow, it will still make down into very good shoddy as tho devil's dust is politely named. Tho meaning of this is that tho garment is torn up by the toothed wheels into a condition of looso fibros, which, on being prop erly sifted, are mixed with fresh wool, carded, spun, ami woven into cloth. This is a triumph of art! The shoddy or mungo, as it is sometimes called, af ter being fit for the dung-heap, is in corporated into what appears to be ex ceedingly beautiful cloth, and is again proudly exhibited as Sunday clothes on the backs of thousands of wearers. Hcirty Breikfastj. In a large majority of cases it will be found that tho best and heartiest meal in the day should be eaten in tho morning. If the closing repast of the day has not been eaten too late, or has not been excessive in quantity or indi gestible in quality, the stomach will be rested and active after the individ ual has had a cool bath. The stomach will then respond quickly to the nec essary gastric juice for the solution of food, and if a fair amount of exercise is taken during the day, a large mass of food will be assimilated and con verted into blood and tissue. With a good substantial breakfast, no greater amount of food will bo required dur ing the remainder of the day. One other meal will be ample and that might better be taken from two to three o'clock in the afternoon than at any later poriod. The breakfast maybe made from any kind of wholesome food, ami the fewer kinds the better. The dinner should be light and readily digested if sound sleep is desired, and strong appetite and perfect powers of digestion next day. Ono "square meal" in every twenty-four hours is all that can be taken "caro f by many weak stomachs and more than this is in excess and in duces headache, nausea and distress. If dinners were abandoned, and espe cially late and heavy dinners, myriads of dyspeptics would be cured. Mr. Edward Everett Hale says that he has "within 6ix months talked with a highly-cultivated American woman. who did not know tho dilicrcucc be tween a Senator and Representative in Congress." And. he "went into a pub lic school one day ami a-ked a question about the b title of Brandy wine, to find that tho class had never heard ol it, and was only amused by the Jroll ness of the name. Popular MisUkss About War. A popular impression has gained .1.- -.. iri. .. ij uui luiicy uiui. viuii. aauon.ci sutrautu i in succeeded in surprising Gen. Leo at tho battle of Chanccllorsville, in his crossing of the river Rappahannock. Gen. Lee said to me during the ten days I stayed with him in 1867: "I was much surprised to see your history of that battlo favor such an idea. It was no secret move of Gen. Hooker's. As ho was situated it was impossible to tell whether he menaced Fredericks burg or my communications. I had to wait till ne showed his nana, as he did in crooking" trie river, to make proper preparations to oppose him. Indeed, real surprises in war aro much lcs common than is usually supposed." With the above incident, in his lecture 'ntemiiiiscences of a War Correspond ent," delivered before the Brooklyn Teachers' Association recently, Prof. William Swiutou,au ex-war correspon dent, illustrated how necessary it is for historians to carefully study both sides "The common misconception of what battles really are arc sometimes very ludicrous," said the lecturer. "An ar tist once asked mo to criticise his pic ture of Gen. Sheridan as ho appeared directly after his famous rido. Gen. Sheridan was made to appear like a very Mars, whom he does not much re semble. He has more of a Punch and Judy clement in his character. In the picture ho sat on a colossal charger, was dressed in faultless garb, had on epaulettes, and a typical military hat with white plume, and flourished in his hand the traditional 'brand.' llir. soldiers were in the form of a phalanx. I felt like turning two or three somer saults round the studio, but contented myself with telling the artist his pic tifre would more truly represent the original,if Sheridan were painted with a crumpled army cap, wjtli spatters of mud instead of spangles on his clothes audjlus men in two small irregular lines behind trees, stumps and rocks. A re spected Xew York editor, now de ceased," continued the lecturer, "visit ed the front with a stove pipe hat. That hat became thciinmcdiatc subject for fun and chaffing. 'Come out of that hat,' one soldier says. Another, 'I know you're in it because I sec your legs dangling tlowu.' bull another, 'Boys, he's ono of them fellows that goes up North and writes cords about us being eager for the fray.' In one of Grant's most important interviews with Gen. Sheridan the conversation ran much like this: 'Are vou ready, Phil?' 'Yes.' 'Well, go in'.' Scores of important interviews between gen erals were no more magniloquent than this." Tho Steam Doril. We often used to say, writes Mr. Barkley in his work on Bulgaria,while constructing the lino, "Won't tho loco motive astonish the Turks when it first begins to run ?" At last tho dav ar rived, and, as we went up and down tho first few miles, whistling loudly, we cast our eyes up to the town above to sec the crowds null out. Twenty or thirty slipshod rayahs came loung ing out", and a few Turkish children, but not one full grown person, and those we passed hardly looked at the train, and showed no astonishment. After the trains had been running a month I asked my servant, Murtapha, what he thought ol it. lie answered : 'Tchellaby, I havo not yet seeu it;; I am a man and don't go running after vights like a child." 'Man or child, Mustapha, if you don't go and see it to-morrow, by Al lah, I will makci you eat pork 1 for 1 wotfl live with snuh an uninteresting fool." lie did ro and look ncxtdav.and not only that, but afterward over a cup of coliec at tho kalm listened to a lecture on steam engine, delivered cy a Turk who quite understood them. "They may be very fine thing, Tchellaby, and you English may make them useful ; but God defend a Mus sulman from having any thing to do with them. We don't like devils and their works, even if wc could catch one, and are quite content with the means of locomotion wc now possess Nothing can equal a horse, and a bul lock cart is good enough for any one." What do you mean about devils ?"' 1 asked. "Why, Tchellaby, is it not a fact, as tho lecturer told us, that in England you trap a strong young devil, and shut him up in a great tire-box on wheels, where you induce him to turn a crank connected with the wheels, and pay him for doing so by giving him cold water to allay his tortures!" I afterward talked to lots of villagers about this, and found the deril theory had taken deep root, and often 1 have seen a man stripped scouring and rub bing at his garments, because a drop of water from a passing locomotivo had fallen on them, which he believed to have been produced by the devil spitting. American Punch. The present situation in tho Electo ral College is un-Prcsideut-cd. Com mercial Advertiser. Millions of capital arc said to be ly ing idle in a New York bank vault. Well, whojc ftult is it. San Francisco Alta. Daniel Webster might have worn white duck pants in December and still people would have thovght him great. Andrew's Bazaar. Now the' arc fighting over the wo man preacher question again. As if Aaron was any better than Hur in tho priesthood. Philadelphia Bulletin. The only diffcrenco between Cham berlain and Ilamplouis that ono is try ing to mako troops of friends and tho other friends of troops. Washington Nation. Tho great question of the present is whether it is better to carry two pounds of dried apples or a bar of 10 cent soap to the annua! donation at the minister's house. Koine Sentinel. The Norwich girl who promised to marry an ancient admirer if iilucn was "elected, is on tho ragged edge. She is growing old, and several coun ties arc yet to bo heard from. Worces ter Press. Probably the sickest man ou the face of the earth is paragraphcr who, read iusr his own column, discovers that a joke isn't halfassmast as he thought it was when ho wrote it. Mew lorK Herald. No, bub, wc can't remember the name of the man who first iuveutod the art of leading his son to expect a pair of skates at Christmas ami then tilled his stockings with five cents worth of pop corn. Detroit Free Pres3. The gooso bone and muskrat associ ation lias held its regular annual meet ing and declares that, notwithstanding any thing Professor Tice may say to tho contrary, this is going to be an" ex traordinarily mild and rigorous winter Hawkeye." There was a reformer named Hewitt, Who lied like a pirate and knew it ; When lie said wli.it was true, U is acquaintances knew That heM take the first ch-iucr to undj it. llaicltije. The humiliation of the defeated can didate is only equalled by the feeling of the one-eyed lover that goe3 court ing and discovers, just after ringing the bell of his inamorata's door, that his glass eye is lying on the dressing stand at home. licvnolds Herald. A little boy in Springfield, Massa chnsctts. after his customary evening prayer, a night or two ago, continued, 'rnd bless mama and Jenny and Uncle Beuny," adding, after a" moment's pause, the explanatory leinaik, "his name is Hopkins." Japanese Amusements. How the Japanese amuse themselves is thus told by a Japan paper: "A largo paper screon hangs down at the edge of the platform. Suddonly flutes arc blown and drums beaten, and then five or six trunks of green pine trees aypcar on this paper screen; after which a man habited in a ceremonial dress, with a Ycboshi on his head, a bell in his right hand and a fan in his left. He mover his eyes and eyebrows about, rings tho bell, flourishes the fan and dances so gracefully to the accom panying music, that the spectators are misled into the belief that it is real flesh and blood performing for their edification. In a moment the shadow vanishos , and immediately after a va riety of bcautifui trees and lovely plants make their appearance. There aro plum trees, chrysanthemums, peo nies and lotusc, all of which arc made to nroduco buds and blossoms and charming flowers to the astonishment of tho beholders, who manifest their approbation by frequent and loud ap plause. The s'ecne changes ; the gar dcu disappears, and in ils place Is a temple adorned with red and white (lags, and lighted by rows of small lanterns. Worshippers are visible, passing to and fro, throwing in their cash and praying. The music stop; the worshippers have all disappeared, ft is night midnight. Hark ! There breaks upon the ear the footmen's cry of wakiyorc ! (give way.) It is the procession of loxcs, they proceed very slowly: some are carrying mats; oth ers lighting the processsrou by torches held between their teeth; more arc currying wooden sticks and bamboo pole's. Nhis procession is that of a lady fox who is on her way to be mar ried; and as soon as it has passed through the torii, all the foxes arc transformed into men, the mats into boxes, torches to lanterns, bamboo poles to spears, and the wooden sticks to kago uorimono. The procession passes over the screen anil vanishes. The ghost oi Kassano (a wopian of that name who was murdered by her hus band) is next introduced. In a room hut dimly lighted is seated? beside a shelf on which is a tablet in commem oration of the dead, the murderer Yovemon. He strikes a bell and re peats a prayer, after which the face of the ghost appears on the 6creen, from which emanate reproachful words. Tho face alternately changes from a deadly pallor to a healthy hue, from large to small, and so on. Anon it is of huge size; from tho mouth bursts forth a stream of blood, while the eyes flash forth angrv glances. At this stage of the proceedings, the emi nent priest, Y'utcn, approachcs,repeats a prayer, flourishes his rosary and tho spirit vanishes. Buddha then comes down from heaven in a cloud; and tho spirit of the murdered woman is seen sitting on the petals of a flower, being now a Ilotoke. All is brilliantly illu minated by the light from heaven, and lovely flowers are seen in full bloom. Story of a Parrot. Exaggerated ideas of the intelligence of parrots' have been entertained by somo who, misled by the amusing ap positeuess with which they often utter the sentences they have learned' to speak, have too hastily concluded that they understand tho meaning of what they say. There is, indeed, a well known and often repeated story of a parrot in Brazil which excited much speoulat ion 200 years ago, and which Locke thought worthy of a place in the minds of a gravo philosophical discussion in his Essay on the Human Understanding, which has been regard ed as indicating something of this kind ; but it is not moro. wonderful than many other trustworthy anec dotes of parrots, which may easily be easily explained by supposing these birds to possess as they" certainly do possess, in common with many other animals memory and association of ideas. Locke quotes the story from Sir William Temple's Momoirs of what passed in Christendom from 1372 to 1607. Sir William Temple says: "I had a mind to know from Prince Mau rice's own mouth the account of a common but much credited story that I had heard so often from many others of an old parrot he had in Brazil, dur ing his government there, that spoke and asked and answered questions like a reasonable creature; so,that those in his train there generally concluded it to be witchery or possession." He accordingly asked Prince Maurice about the" matter, who told him that having heard of the parrot ho sent for it, and that when it was brought into the room where he was, with a great many Dutchmen about him, it pres ently exclaimed: "What company of whito men arc here!" They asked what it thought that man wa3,poining to the Prince. The parrot answered : "Some general or othor." When they brought it close to him, he asked : 'Whence come you?" It answered: "From Marinnaii." The Prince then said: "To whom do you belong?" The parrot answered : "To a Portu gese." The Princo asked "What do you do there?" The parrot said: "I look after the chickens." The Prince laughed and said . "You take care of tho chickens ?" Tho parrot replied : "Yes; and I know well enough how to do it;" and began -to cluck like a hen calling chickens. Tho parrot appears only to havo been a well-trained bird, accustomed to say certain thing', and ready to say them, and them only, on ocrassons such as arose from the pres ence of the Prince and his attendants and the questions addressed to it. A Model Factory Village. John G. Richardson, the great man ufacturer of linens, scents to havo suc cessfully solved the problem of giving employment to a community of 4,000 persons, while at the samo time greatly benefitting them by surrounding them with every incqntivc to temperanao and moral restraint. Mr. Bichardson is the owner of 8,000 acres of land at ISessbrook, Ireland, on which are quar ries of blue granite and fiirui3 that are successfully worked, and in the midst of which is the village of Bcssbrook, with the great mill, office, and ware houses of the Bes3brook Spinning Company. JTho village is laid out with streets that are lined with little cot tages for workmen, with larger houses for the mill officials-, and there is also a beautiful villa occupied by the own er of tho vast estate. Every cottage has a door-yard decorated with beau tiful flowor's.and the property includes a public square to add to its attractive ness. There arc shops of different kinds for the salo of articles required to meet the wants of the villagt, but the salo of beer and ardent spirits is forbidden, and there is not a police of ficer, a police judge, or a police station in tho village, nor a pawn shop. The different denominations, of which thcro are live (including the Catholics) all livo together in harmony and four churches stand in close prox imity upon a hill that looks out upon a bcautifui landscape, with its green fields and undulating surface as far as the distant Newry mountains. The streets of the village are kept scrupu lously clean, and tho whole aspect ol the place is one of extreme neatness. A Promise. A 'promise should be given" with caution, and kept with care. A prom ise should be made with the heart, and remembered by the head. A promise is the offspring of the intention, and should be nurtured by recollection. A promise and its performance should like a true balance, always present a mutual adjustment. A "promiso de layed is justice deferred. A promise neglected is an untruth told. A prom iso attcnJe.l to is a debt settled. A Diviner of Hidden Gold. George Jonc", a negro sixty-one years of age, living in Nashville, who believes himself possessed of the su pernatural power of defining the situ ation of minerals beneath the surface of the eatth, is working in a cave he discovered a few weeks ago near Fori Negley. Jones has only one mat. working with him now, and is blast ing through the door, which is of ce ment and soapstoue. The first cave is twenty feet long and fourteeen wide. A door opens into the second cave, in which a six-horse wagnn could turn around. The treasure is in this one, and a stream runs between the two veins of metal, which are fif teen feet apart. He has a cave on the Clinton turn pike, where he worked several mouths but was unable to reach the hidden treasure. He leased tho property up on which it is situated for tweun years, lie has live caves in IIalle's Bend, fourteen miles from the city b land, and near the banks of tho Upper Cumberland. He ha3 dug thirty tuct in one of these cave, which is sixt feet long and fifteen wide, and found every thing to lie just as he said it was before he commenced work. A largo bank is in the center of this cave with a two-foot path around it. It i situated directly over the vein of gold whichis from four to five feet below the level of the floor of the caye, and under a largo stone, through which he will have to blast ere ho secures the fortune. Strength, of Materials. Gold mav be hammered so that it is only 1,300,000th of an inch thick. A grain of iron mav be divided into 4, 000,000 parts. Still chemistry tells us there arc ultimalo parts called atomi or molecules, which are absolutely in divisible. These atoms arc attracted to each other by the attraction of co hesion, and repelled by the force of repulsion. By the action of both these forces the atoms are kept in a state of rest. The soliditv of a solid depends on the fact that each pair of atoms is in this state of equilibrium, an iron bar would support its own weight if stretched out to a length of three and one-half miles. A bar of steel was once made that would sustain its own weight if extended to a length of thir teen and one-half miles. Our ideas of great or small are no guide to be used iu judging f what is truly great and small in nature. The Bunker Hill monumont might be built over a mile high without crushing the stones at its base. When bars of iron are stretched until they break, those which are strongest increase iif length less than the weaker ones. A piece of wood, having a breadth and thicknes of four feet, if supported it its ends, would be bent one uiillioueth of an inch by a weight of three pounds placed at its center, and a weight of one-tenth of an ounce would bend it one seven millioncth of an inch. Learn About tho Pah;. Every intelligent person should know "now to ascertain the state of the pulse in health; then by compar ing it with what its when he is ailing, he may have sojie idea of the urgency of his'casc. Parents tdiould know the 'healthy pulse of each child as now and then a person is born with a pe culiarly slow or fat pulse, aud the very case in hand may be of that pe culiarity. An infant's pulse is one li.iudred aud forty; a child of seven, about eighty; and from twenty to sixty years it is seventy beat a minute, declining to seventy at fourscore. A healthful grown person's pulse beats seventy times in a minute; there may bo good health down to sixty; but if the pujse alwas exceeds seventy there is a dis ease;" the machine is working itself out, there is a fever or iullamatiou somewhere, and the body is feeding ou itself; as in consumption, when the pulse is quick, that is, over seventy, gradually increasing with decreased chances of cure, until it reaches one hundred and ten or one hundred and twenty, when death comes beforo many "days. When the pulse is over seventy for mouths aud there is a slight cough the lungs are affected. Taking His Pic's. Bratlloboro people tell this for a fact : "A widower in Windham county not far from Brattleboro, who was groatly in need of a housekeeper, rode day after in vain search for a hired girl. At last, almost discouraged, he drew up at a small dwelling among tho hills: 'Can you tell me where I can get a woman to do tho work in a farm house ?' 'Where aro ye from?' asked the old man, viewing the hand some horse and buggy with a critical air. 'My name is , and I am from .' 'Oh, ya's; I've hcarn of ye: ye lost yer wife" a spell ago. Well, I'vo got six gals good gals, too and ycr may take yer pick among them for a wife; they wouldn't none on 'cm think of going out tor work. Should as full as lives you should take Hannah, be cause she's tho oldest, aud her chance ain't quite so good, seeing as 6he's near-sighted, and can't hear sovcry well. But, if ye don't want her, ye can take ycr pick o' Pothers.' Tho widower went in, selected the bn3t looking one. drovo to the justice's, was married, aud carried home that night a permanent housekeeper, who prove so far to be.in every way satisfactory." Writing in ths Dirk. Tho noctograph is a simple invention by means of which any one may write iu the dark with case, and is conse quently a blessing to those whose eyes arc overworked. It may be made by a child. A board of smooth black wal nut, eleven incites iu lougth by ten inches in width, has upon it a walnut frame like a slate frame, somewhat J smaller than the board. Board aud frame are fastened together by small hinges. From side to side of the frame are stretched sixteen small brass wires and one can writo between them, the wires scruiug not to guide the hand exactly, but to prevent the running to gether of the lines. It isbest to use ordinary soft paper and a led pencil. The paper is held in place by the frame which shuts down upon the board as one side of a double slate shuts upon the other. True, one may acquire the habit of writing in tho dark without any such aid, but this noctograph sim plifies matters. There are mauy who. from various causes, find it impossible to write by a bright light, and to them wcrccomfneud the use of the Hecto graph. i Increasing Fatality of Small Pox. Says the London correspondent of tbe Liverpool Post : Small pox ap pears to be more fatal than it used to be. That is to say, when a patient is attacked by this disease, the chances of a fatal issue arc greater than they were. This fact, however, does not diminish the value of vaccination, for whereas of the 087 completed hospital cases iu London this year, 512 were vaccinated, and the mortality among these was thirteen per cent,, in the im vacinated cases, t!io mortality was fifty-seven per cent., more than four times as great. Thus, the very lact of small pox being more severe "than ol old is a reason the more, not a reason the less, why vaccination should be used. The 'London doctors are some .times accused of favoring vaccination in order to increase their fees; but they enjoy a remarkable immunity from small pox, though so often brought into contact with it. This is because they hive so much fa ih in the prophylact c that they are the fir.t always to get their households rc-vav cinnated. Tho Brains of Criminals. The subject is an important one, both from a physiological and psycho logical point of view, and it is to be hoped tha't more extended and more precise inquiries will be made upon it, for the remits which Dr. Benedict ha obtained, though very important are not sufficiently numerous to warrant my large induction' Up to the pres ent time Dr. Benedict has examined the brains of sixteen criminals, all of which, on comparison with the healthy brain, he finds to be abnormal. Not only has ho found that these brains deviate from the normal type, and ap proach toward that of lower animals, but hchas been able to classify them, and with them the skulls in which they were contained, iu three catego ries. These consist du : First, ab sence of symmetry between the two halves of the brain; second, an exces iye obliquity of the anterior part ol brain or skull iu fart, a constitution upward of what wo term a sloping forehead; third, a distinct lessening ol the posterior part of the skull iu Up long diameter, and with it a diminu tion iu size of the posterior cerebral lobes, so that, as in the Iowcrauim.ils, they aro not large enough to hide the ceiebullum. In all lhcc peculiarities tho criminal's brain and skull arc dis tinctly of a lower type than those of normal men, and the interesting ques tion arises, now far are tho evil acts of the criminal to he attributed to this retrograde development? Dr. Watts can pardon the vicious propen--ilics of "bears and lions," on the ground that "God had made them so." If he had forseen these new inquiries he mi"ht have fe't less hopeful when he bade his little it'adcr not to "let their angry passions rise." The re sults of Dr. Benedict's researches, if confirmed by further examinations, will do much too shake many beliefs now firmly fixed. Medical xamincr. Wrstshed Writers. Napoleon I. had so little mastery over his pen that his letters from Ger many to Josephine, were at first sight taken for rough maps of tho seat of war. Mr. Brooks, a railroad manager wrote to a man living ou the Central route, threatening to prosecute him forthwith unless he removed a barn he had run upon the company's property. the recipient did read the letter, for reading it was impossible.buthe made out the signature, and arrived at the conclusion that the manager had fa vored him with a free pass along the line. As such he used it for a couple of years, no conductor on tho route being able to dispute his reading of the document II. W. Becchor can hardly be considered a model scribe, seeing that one of his daughters own ed that her three guiding rules in copy ing his manuscript were, to remember that if a letter was dotted it was not an i; if a letter was crossed it was not a t; and if a word began with a capi tal it did not bcirin a sentence. A man was landed at the ferry dock the other day dripping wet and shiv ering till the rattle of his teeth could be heard forty feet away. When taken into a saloon to thaw out some one passetl around the hat remarking that the victim was a poor man. The man to whom the hat came first called out, "Where was it that you fell into the fiver?" "On the Canadian side,"was the reply. "Then not one cent can yon get from me!" continued the man. "It's every true patriot's duty to suc cor these who fall into American wa ters, but I'll be hanged if I'm going to help run two countries!"' And the collection amounted to only 'four cents. A wineshop keeper iu the Uue Saint Mederic, Paris, was recently at work in his cellar when suddenly the ground gave way aud he fell into what was at first thought to be a well, but, on lights being brought, tho hole was found to be the entrance to another wine cellar containing somj of the best wines of France and Spain. The Arclueologists of Versailles say that the mysterious subtcraiican wine cel lar formed part of the Pavillion du Rendezvous when. Louis XV. annexed it to the Parc-aux-Cerfs, about which to many queer things arc related by the court chroniclers of the period. As an evidence of thodisolutc char acter of tfic Turkish soldier it is said that in Constantinople itself there is scarcely an English lady who ha3 not at some time been pinched or inten tionally insulted by the soldiers while passing through the streets. Their only protection is to follow the exam ple of the Turkish ladies, and when out of doors wear the winding shceU and keep their faces covered. Among our Saxon forefathers "Yu le" was the vernacular for Christmas, and the "Yule" back log with which the merry-makings were ushered iu was a necessity to its proper celobra tion as any of the rites connected with the present civilization. Nor is it dif ficult to imagine the household of somo old baron by the Danube or in the depths of the German forest gathered beside tho roaring hearth, while the hour3 sped awav in rounds of honest mirth. According to an English authority, redness of the nose in both sexes is produced by inattention to the com mon rules for preserving health. With men, the bottle is the predisposing cause; with women, and especially the young, tight lacing. An unnatural pressure on tho waist and chest ob structs the circulation, and causes stag nation of the blood in that prominent feature, tho nose. The Supreme Court of the District of Columbia has decided iu a building association case, that the association cannot sell property for fines, but that the complainant must pay back pay what he receives, with the compensa tion allowed by law, before he can re gain his property givciMii trust to se cure the payment of the sum bor rowed. English papers tell of a sea captain. LVisaj iiaav I1VIII iJUIUU.lt, IF III saved his vessel during a hitricanc of two days' duration, by filling two can vas bags with oil, puncturing each sngnuy, ami towing mem astern. J he oil spread slowly over the water. The huge waves spent their force at some distance, and around the ship was a large spaco of calm water. In Texas all doctors are required, under the new lawgoverniug the prac tice of medicine, to appear beforo the county board of examiners appointed bv the district court, aud stand an ex amination in chemistry, anatomy, physiology and materia medica, before U1U (.1111 CdllL'CL IIIU1I IJ111S. iVIIV IIIIC violating this law is liable to be iudict d, lined and imprisoned. Parsnips, carrots and salify are bel ter to be left iu tho ground all winter, and taken out when needed. But ns frequently the ground is frozen hard, rendering them inaccessible at timet, a portion can be removed and burled in the cellar for use. The samo may be said of horseradish, which is now getting iu tine condition, and it can be eaten all winter. Dr. Forbes WiuIow records the startling fact that over 10,000 persons of unsound mind are routined iu the lunatic asylums of the United States, driven mad from over excitement on the subject of Spiritualism. Tne snake's poison is lit Lis t ct'i; tb9 slanderer's iu his tongue. An exchange remarks that a "quail on toast is worth two in a bush." 'Our flag is there." There are 8.52, 000 feet of wooden pavement iu Wash ington. A lady has been found so kind hearted and lazy that she will never beat an egir. After pondering six jcars on the query: "Why do animals fear lire?"' a southern professor auswers: "Be cause fire is. hot." Brick makers die very joung: not because the gods love them, particu larly, but because they're in such a kiln business. Captain Boton recently accom plished the ta'sk of swimming down the river Po from Turin to Ferrara, a distance of eight hundred miles, iu ninety-six hours, without a single stoppage. A Nevada girl has discarded her lover because he refused to drink with her father adding tho cruel words : "Ketch me a marryin' iiinau who can't stand a drink of whisky!' "I'd kinder like a candr cat." he so liloquized, as he surveyed the toy-, "an' that 'ere tin hos3 would just put me on my hind legs for joy. But I gits ntithiu' uuthiii' but cold ears, shivers ami shakes." A Pciius Ivania clergymen seeing a young man standing in the doorway of the church and looking hesitatingly about, paused in the midst of his ser mon and exclaimed : "Get out young man, she is not here." 'You can't drink so much brand with impunity," said a Skw York physician to a gm.ty pitient. "Per haps not with impunity, doctor, but with a little peppermint I fancy I can go it," was the serene reply. An Englishman who was in the habit of distributing hi3 IF promis cuously, on seeing the word hotel on a sign spelled hotel!, soberly remarked that they must have put "another hell ou that word since he went to school. A copy of the first edition of Mar low's "Edward II. a tragedy," bearing the date of 1594 the year after the poet's death iu a tavern brawl has just turned up in Germany. The earliest edition heretofore known iu England is that of 1593. In China agriculture is considered the noblest of arts to which man can attain. To such a degree is the wor ship of this art carried thai the annual fete day of agriculture is attended by the Emperor iu person, who ou this day wields the plow. An old lady sleeping during divine service in a church in Liverpool, let fall her bible with clasps to it; and the noise partly awakening her, exclaimed aloud, "What ! you've broken another jug, you slut, have you ?" An editor out west became martial aud was made captain. On parade, instead of "Two paces iu front ad vance," he unconsciously exclaimed, "Cash two dollars a year iu advance." He was court-martialed aud sentenced to read his own paper. Baron, the singer, is of usual height so tall, indeed, that when he went the other day to .consult the doctor about a severe cold iu tho head, tho physician said : "My friend you must have got your feet wet last year." George W. Burn", of California, is the man who, when attacked by a bear kicked the aliimal to death. He is a zraduatc of Harvard, and used to kick football. The name of his shoemaker is most ungenerously omitted. Colonel Peter Donahue is traveling around tho United States in a palace car made for his own use. He is now at Patterson, Now Jersey. Twenty five years ago he had a blacksmith shop in a tent ou the beach at San Fran cisco. President George Washington once sent to his cousin, Mrs. Washingtou.of Fairfield, a letter introducing a physi cian famed for the cure of cancer; and this letter has just been sent to Cin cinnati to be sold by the descendants of the lady, who are living iu Ken tucky iu straitened circumstances. "Whv iu the world don't you go to work !" inquired a citizen of a lazy fellow who was trying to borrow some money of him. "Go to work ?"' echoed the man, "how can I do any thing till I know for certain who is go'ng to be the next President?" It is told for a fact that a little flax en haired boy of five years, who had passed the "afternoon at the Boston Art Museum, looking up In his moth er's face, said : "If all the mammas, when they die turn into mummies, d all the papas turn into puppies?" "I had nine children to support an l it kept me busy," said Smith to Jonc, as they met. "but one of the girls gut married. Now I have "' "Eight ?"' interrupted Joue3. "No, ten count ing the son-in-law l" said Smith, with a sigh, which might have been heard afar off, In Billancourt, Belgium, is a cherry tree upon which has been grafted an apple. The fruit precisely resembles cherries, is the same size, the samo form and nearly tho same color; but its taste is lhat of an apple, aud it con tains seeds instead of stones. Scene in a debating society : Presi dent "Wc will take theeyesand noes on the previous question." Member "A word or two Mr. President : friends, Roman, countrymen ! lend me your cars." President "Order sir. Wc will take the eves and nous first." The pineapple is cultivated exten sively in the East Indies, where tho leaves arc converted into a kind of wadding, used for upholstering pur poses instead of hair, aud into a sort of flannel, of which substantial shirts and coats arc made. The bull worship of the Egyptians finds its parallel in the fux worship of the Japanese; dogs are protected from harm by public edicts itLYeddo, as iu Constantinople; to kill a stork is as rc.it a crime in the eye of the Japan ese as to kill an albotross in the eyes of an English sailor. The pith of the rattan which wai formerly thrown awar.is now utilized in mrk'ing Jasapori ware. Pretty baskets, bowls, vases, trays, napkin rings, and hanging wall pockets, are made of this material in tasteful de signs and decorated with colors. Vermont's new liquor law provides that every place where liquor is sold as a beverage shall be declared a. com mon nuisance, and the keeper shall bo fined two hundred dollars or less, be sides being forbidden to re-occupy the premises until he gives bonds not to offend again. Last year 8,393 unclaimed bodies were buried from the morgue and hos pitals ol Paris. At Peru la Chaise there were buried during tho l.isi fif teen years, 218.312 bodii-e; nt Mount Parncso, 136,810; and at Moiitmnrtre, 95,523. Of the twenty cemeteries, six axe beyond the line of fortification."