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Addresss Tam CaIEP, D6naldsonville, La.
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D)r. P. J. Friedrichs,
WITH Da. W. 8. CHANDLER,
142.............Carondelet street. ............ 142
it. W. it1. McGALLIARSD
Corner Iloumas and Iberville streets.
Donaldson v ille. La.
J D. HANSON, H. D.
(parer l ouuas an4 jberville streets, near C.
ll 9 lB|.,S] tiT]lJ[
Corner Chetimaches and Mississiipi streets.
A comp lete stock of pure chemicals always on
hand. Prescriptions carefully compiled at all
)lours, day and night.
WM. REED MILLS,
ATTORJWT AT LAW,
No. 8 St. Charles Street.
New Orleaus, La.
Practices in all the Courts of Louisiana, State
SAWy AND NOTARIAL OFFICE.
R. N. Stins,
ATTORNY AT LAW,,
Psactices in Ascension, Assumption and St.
ATTORNEI AT LAW,
Oftice: Opposite the Court-House,
Practices in the TsentyrSecond Jundicial Dis
trict (comprii t, James an( Ascension
rlnrishes. ,an4 in tl~e Supreme and United
i, N. SIns. J. E. PooCs.
&ýtM a POcHE,
ATTORNEYS AT L.AW,
St. James, La.
Office at F. P. Pocht's. Address: Convent
. 0. Mr. Sims will be in St. James every
(HAS. A. 'BAQUIE,
WATTOJFNT AT LAW,
Practices in the TeTwenty.eond and Twent.,
Sixth J dicisl DistriCe roiaing the parish
es of Jefferson, St. Charles. St. John St. James
and Ascension. and before the Federal and
Sunreme Courts in Ne".Orleans.
S peci..attsnatin aaid to the collection of
comme ciatl elauiq.
Address: Iinyille p;, A., St. Charles, La.
M RS. I, ,L4 3
Railroad Avenue, near Claiborne street,
Plain and fancy sewing of all kinds done in
best style and on reasonable terms. A trial
solicited and satisfaction ,nranteed.
Mrs. Pabnerhae the ~ervicee of the
Missees illet, one of whom w tke chsage of
the cutting and fitting departuniat, acing as
L P. OBERLtKAMr
Carpenter and Builder,
Pine street, opsi~ tb :Bridge,
P9rt Lar#W a5.
Orders from the coulngTlr ioted . n.
promptly attended to. C, - workat
low rates, Post-ofice address, i oasonile
DONA LDSO NVILLE
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Etc.
M[ ISAEL& CO..: dealers in Diy Goods,
" Clothing Boie, Shoes, Saddlery, Bug
gies; etc~, orner Misshesippi an Leasard streets
- KLINE corner Crescent Place and Hon
*ms st t, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions,
Bo ts and Shoes Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
Oats and Bran.
D. VEGA Agent, dealer in Dry Goods,
A Notions, Clothii., Boots and Shoes, Hats,
G roceries. Liquors, 1urniture, Hardware, To
bacco, Paints, Oils Glass, Lumber, Bricks, Carts
and Wagons; Lob's corner, Railroad Avenue
and Miseissippi street.
BERNARD LEMANN & BROTHER, dealers
in Western Produce, fancy and staple Gro
ceries, Liquors, Hardware, Iron, Paints. Oils,
Carts,.Plows, Saddlery, 8toves and Tinware,
Furnmture, Crockeiy, Wall Paper and House
Furmshing Goods, Mississippi street, corner
TOS. GONDRAN & SONS, dealers in Dry
S Goods, Clothing, Notions Hate, Groceries,
Wine, Liquors. Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Paints,
Oils. adllery Crockery, Furniture and all
kinds of House Furnishing Goods. Blue Store,
Me TOBIAS. dealer in Groceries, Dry Goode,
..Clothing, Notions, Boots and Shoes,Hate,
Furniture, Hardware, Crockery, Trunks, etc.
corner Mississippi and St.-Patrick streets and
No. 24 Railroad Avenue. Everything at lowest
LANDMAN, dealer in Dry Goods, Groce
" ries, Plantation Supplies. Wines, Liquors,
Cigars. Tobacco, and(ieneral Merchandise, cor
ner Railroad Avenue and Taylor streets, one
block from Railroad Depot.
NO. F. PARK, dealer in Staple and Fancy
tGroceriea.Provisions, Plantation and Steam
boat Supplies. Canned Goods, Wines Liquors,
Bottled Beer, Ale, etc.. Dry Goods andi Notions,
corner of Mississippi and Chetimaches streets,
opposite River Ferry.
M j LEVY, dealer yin Dry Goods, Clothing,
" Boots, Shoes, Hats. Groceries, Furniture,
Hordware and Plantation Supplies, at Lemann's
old stand, Mississippi street. G. FEITEL,
VT MAURIN, General Fire Insurfnce Agent,
" Mississippi street, over Fernandez's bar
ber shop. Represents first-class companies with
ov-r $50,000,000 of capital. Policies issued di
rectly from agency without delay.
HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES.
TEEP-O'-DAY HOTEL AND BARROOM,
- Mississippi street. First-rate accommo
dation and reasonable prices. Western Union
telegraph office in the hoteL
ROBT. E. LEE HOTEL. Crescent Place. near
the Market-House, Joe. Lafargue, propri
etor. Bar and billiard room attached. First
class entertainment an.accommodation.
~1ITY HOTEL, P. Lefevre, Proprietor, Rail
- road Avenue. corner Iberville street. Bar
supplied with best Liquors.
LIUORI AND BILLIARD SALOONS.
THE PLACE. Gus. Israel, manager. Corner
Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards,
Lager. Beer, Lest Wines and Liquors. Fine
LOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, lississippi
street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders at
tended to with dispatch and satisfaction in
L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mississippi
* street, near corner Lessard. Shaving. hair
cutting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic style.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
TREDERIICK DUFFEL, Attorney at law and
Notary Public, office on Chetimaches street
opposite the Court-House.
EDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Atta
kapas street, opposite Louisiana Square.
Visits Napoleonville on Mondays.
PAUL LECHE, Attorney at Law and Notary
Pablic, Donaldsonville. Office: on block
below the Court-House, on Attakapas street.
HOUSE AND flIGN PAINTING.
INGRY. THE PAINTER, shop at Cheap
-l Tony's Store, corner Mississippi street and
Railroad Avenue. House, Sign and Ornamental
Painting in all their btanches. Best work at
SCHONBERG'S Undertaker's Establishment,
Railroad Avenue, between Iberville and At
takapas streets. All kinds of burial cases, from
the pine coffin to the metalic or rosewood cas
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
B RYBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, Mis.
" sissippi street, between St. Patrick and St.
Vincent streets. adjoining Gondran's store.
M RS. M. BLUM. Milliner. Mississippi street,
between Lessard and St. Patrick. Latest
styles of Bonnets, Hate, French Flowers, etc.;
also. all kinds of Ladies Underware.
SODA WATER MANUFACTORIY.
SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Hether,
proprietor, No. 11 Missississippi street. .Soda,
Mineral. Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters
manufactured and sold at lowest prices.
BLACKSMITHS & WHEELWRIGHTS.
QCHULER & BRINKER, Blacksmiths and
C Whoelwrights. Horse-Shoers, Wagon and
Cart makers and repairers, Railroad Avenue,
between Mississippi and Iberville streets.
R. . DUNN,
Carpenter and Builder,
Shop on Iberville street, near the corner of
Orders received through the Post-office will
meet with prompt attention.
. .W. DARTON,
Civil Engineer & Surveyor,
(Parish Surveyor of Ascension.)
Will attend promptly to work in all bianches
of his profession, such as surveyin, mapping.
leveling for canals, bridges, rice names, etc.,
estimating cost and supervising construction of
same. Orders left at the Csnm office will meet
with immediate attention.
JOHN P. FORCHA,
Railroa&Ayvene, opposite the Post-offioe
DoI nldsonville, La.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction war
nted. Prices lower than the lowest.
R. B. BAQUIE,
Prnleti Bri I ·ie .Ly lr,
LL. orders thro ugh poetSi box 10 Doan
tion. Isp repred to .ntract for ti erection
of sugar-houses or an otir woro ii the brick
BY JE&OMBB. BELL.
"We cannot bear the crosses of our friends."
Al, no. dear love, but thou hast lifted mine;
Thy sweet words fall upon my heart like wine
Upon parched lips-a benison divine.
"We cannot bear the crosses of our friends."
Yet for the truth of this my own, grieve not;
Thy "coming" in my life but changed my lot
For better, and of evil brought no jot.
"We cannot bear the crosses of our friends."
But with sweet words of sympathy, my dove,
You light my lonely life till far above
The power of painm my soul soars on thy love.
"We cannot bear the crosses of our friends."
Oh, would I might bear thine, my dearest
'Tis bitterness to know my grief should trend
Upon thy tender heart, ifs peace to rend.
"We cannot bear the crosses of our friends."
But 'neath the warmth of thy pure love, so
My burdens lift as lifts the morning dew
Oh, love, in lifting mine, may thine be lifted,
NEVER TALK BACK.
BY J. W. RILEY.
Never talk back ! such things is reprehensible;
A feller only corks hisse'f that jaws a man
In a quarrel. of you'll only keep your mouth
shet and be sensible,
The man that does the talkin' 'll getworsted
Never talk back to a feller that's abasin' youa
Jest let him carry on, and rip and cuss and
And when he finds his lyin' and his dammin's
jest amusin' you,
You've got him clean kaflumixed, and you
want to hold him there!
Never talk back, and wake up the whole com
And call a man a liar, howsomever that's
You can lift and land him furder and with grace
With one good jolt of silence than a half a
d-J. W. Riley
ME AND MY DOG.
My mother oft said to me, " Jamie, my boy,
There's naebody better than Lizzie McCoy;
She's thrifty and thoughtful, affectionate, gay;
She has land of her amn, and she's gold put
And still I made answer: "Let that notion
I never could marry eae homely a lass."
But one summer night as I went through the
Wi' Pepper, inm collie dog, close at my feet
(For seldom without him I care for a step.
And there's is few folks I like as I like little
I met Miss McCoy out alane for a walk,
And so we forgathered and fell into talk.
Then I told her of Pep, and Pep's clever ways;
And she listened esae fain and sae pleased to
She patted his head. said he'd beautiful eyes.
Syne spoke of hi. color, his gait and his size,
Till I thought to myself, for a journey through
Such a sensible girl would make a good wife.
I thought for a week; then Pepper and I
Sauntered round by McCoy's, I hardly knew
Till I saw Lizzie standing sae trig and sae
And she spake baith to Pep and his master
I was fain to stay supper; and what do you
She gave my dog baith a bone and a drink.
After that we went reg'lar, Pepper and I,
And I'm sure that the clever wee collie knew
He would lick Lizzie's hand, and look up in my
And I think it was Pepper that won me my
For onoe. when he did so I found heart to say
The words that.mad&6_Iizzie my ain from that
Neighbors talked, and they wondered, and
young Patty Grace
Flung her bright golden ringlets a'maist in my
Some called Lizzie hamely, some said she was
And some, I had wed her for siller and gold,
But Lizzie and I have a happy hearth-stone,
And Pepper is sure of his mat and his bone.
Then lasses, tak tent, if your lover you'd
Be kind to his dog, and you'll win him with
And. lads, if in love, and the lassie you find
Is kind to your dog, you may tell her your minld.
But stiljust remember, what's equally true.
if she liles not your dog, ten to one she likes
OUR LETTER FROM BROADBRIM.
Opening of the Spring Festivities-A.atri
mony and Mathematics--.W Prospective
Bridegrooyp Left in the Lurch- Floral
Displays - The Hoyt Will Case - A
New Temperance Crusade-Stocks and
NEW YORl, April 28, 1881.
The chime of marriage bells has echoed
through Easter week with moderate sun
shine and abundance of flowers. In truth
it has been a merry week--balls, concerts,
festivals, musical receptions, church gath
erings, and the gatherings of some who do
not belong to the church. With the first
starting of the leaves and grass the Ger
man begins to grow wild; he wants to get in
the woods and under the Greenwood tree.
In two weeks we will be in the midst of the
May Fest-the most joyous German holiday
in all the year. I envy the joyous boyish
glee with which our German fellow citizens
go into this annual festival. Cold indeed
must be the heart that does not feel a war
mer throb at the sight of thousands of men,
women and children, enjoying themselves
to the top of their bent in light and inno
cent amusements; to see the old white-haired
grandsire playing tricks on the children,
and the children returning the compliment
on the grandsire, and everybody happy.
Well, our German fellow citizens are fur
bishing up their rifles for the shooting
matches and their grotesque cdstumes for
the parades, the Turn-Vereins• are prepar.
ing their best tricks, and from the present
outlook it appears as if the coming spring
festival would be the grandest that New
York has seen for many years, and the cost
will be not far from $75,000 to $100,000.
But I began about marriages. About five
hundred couples have taken each other
for better and for worse since the joy-bells
on Sunday morning announced the rising
of the Easter sun. Still it has not been all
sunshine and smooth water in every case,
as Mr. Halloran found to his great grief.
He, wandering about the little village of
Mariner's Harbor on Staten Island, met
sweet little Adelaide Frawley, the village
belle. Adelaide was just turned 18-and
as pretty a little piece of feminine vanity
as ever turned a man's head or sent him to
a lunatic asylum. Mr. Halloran is an Irish
man, a bachelor, well to do and well pre.
served, with a nice business and a respecta
ble bank account, and altogether a most
desirable catch for any young female bent
on a matrimoal. venture. He confessed
to39, and being a Imodest bachelor it is
safe to pqt him down at 43. Now, 43 minus
18 leaves exactly 25, and this was the dif
ference between Mr. Halloran and his ex
pected bride, and this difference was ba-
alced by the bridegroom's d;qata,
The Frawleys, thoughn eminently respeat
able, were not trouibled with an overplus of
coin, and when it came to .a question of
wedding trousseau, Mr. $alloran gallantly
stepped into the breach and offered to pro
vide everything, from her wedding ring to
her orange blossoms. He gave her, as an
evidence of what she might expect when
she was Mrs. Halloran, a well-lined pocket
book, with a carte blancd.to go it. Sev
eral visits were made to New York, and
costly goods were purchased. Halloran
brought down a diamond ring from Tif
fany's, and the whole village was called
in to look at it, and thq Postmaster, the
Constable, the Justice %f the Peace, the
telegraph operator, aad.%1deed all the aris
tocracy of Mariner's krbor, decided that
Delia Frawley was a fofunate girl. But
in the dim distance loomled the figure of
a former suitor--one Co.ry-an Irishman,
like O'Halloran, only he lacked O'Hallo
ran's ducats. But if he Jacked his ducats
he also lacked his year` for Connry was
only 24. He had been .ngaged to Delia
two years before, but .they quarreled and
the match was broken Off. But Connry
found that some one eledwas likely to get
his fairy, the old love revived, he sought
an interview and obtained it, and it was an
unfortunate interview for Halloran, as it
afterwards transpired. The wedding was
fixed for Monday; the bride was arrayed in
her bridal dress; the party reached the
house of the priest who was to make thetwo
one, and stood waiting for his Reverence
in the parlor. Suddenly a knock came at
the door and some one wanted to see Miss
Frawley. She stepped into the hall-and
that is the' last that Mr. Halloran saw of his
affianced bride. She skipped by the light
of the moon, with her first love, Mr. Conna
ry, and poor Halloran is. aiting still, but=
his bride cometh not. .[iss Franiey has
succeeded in creating quite a sensation.
She has nearly broken her father's and
mother's heart, and has blasted the hopes
of happiness of an honest man who loved
her and who would have placed her in a beau
tiful home. She has chosen to cast her lot
with a man who cast her off two years ago
for some fancied offense-and it is pretty
safe to say that before the Easter of 1885
Miss Frawley will bitterly repent the es
capade of last Monday.
There has not been a year in my remem
brance when the decorations of the stores
were so costly and magnificient. Velvets
silks, diamonds, flowers-by the way, speak
ing of flowers, a few years ago, I visited
the Exposition at Paris.; In one hall was
an exhibit exclusively o1 flowers. It was
wonderful-it did not ejen lack the per
fume which entirely conipleted the illusion.
In plenty of stores alsag Broadway, Four
teenth Street and Sixth Avenue you can see
the exhibit rivalled. It is now the style at
fashionable parties to make banks of flow
ers, using natural flowers on the outside
row,and artificial flowerS on the inside row,
and the oter ight in th. conservatory of
a wealthy friend, I saw an orange tree
loaded with delicious fruit, and the entire
thing was one of the cleverest pieces of de
ception I ever saw.
The trial over the will of the late Jesse
Hoyt is drawing to a close. Mr. Hoyt in
his life was not a particularly lovable per
son; he was one of those cranks who ap
pear to take special delight in making
everybody around him as miserable as pos
sible, and he succeeded beyond his hopes.
He had but one daughter and he put her in
the lunatic asylum, and when he died, not
having any very extended idea of his pub
lic responsibilities, he left his money in the
family. He left some money to his wife,
but so tied up that this woman, the right
ful owner of millions, has been scarcely
allowed enough out of her late husband's
estate to pay her expenses. The daughter
was left the ward of a shrewd old lawyer
whom she detested, and a couple of uncles
very much like her father, whom she hated,
and who hated her in return. The poor
girl, whose life was made miserable while
her father was alive, was even made more
miserable if possible by his death. Bad
gered and worried; in constant fear of
being seized and thrust in a lunatic asylum,
her life was a continual terror. The law
yer and the uficles in charge of the poor
girl's millions have fought her at every step
for the possession of her rights and it isnot
at all to the credit of Wm. M. Evarts that
the close of an honorable life should be
disgraced by defending such a cause. It may
be possible that he will receive a mighty
fee from those who are now engaged in the
persecution of the helpless girl, but the
fee should blister his hands when it touches
them, and such ill-gotten gold should turn
to dross in his clutch. The revelations of
the trial are almost as unsavory as those of
the Commodore Vanderbilt will case, and
is another reminder of that homely old
adage, "Put not your faith in riches."
At last we are going to have a good old
fashioned temperance crusade which will
bring back the memories of the Wash
ingtonians of 1812. This new zhovement
does not deal in the Salvation Army meth
ods, which have of late disgraced the tem
perence cause here. The crusaders began
at Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, on Sunday
evening last, and after they have closed dp
the last rum shop in Brooklyn, they are
going to raid New York and finish up the
business. The contract is a heavy one, but
if they can only do one-half or one-quarter
of what they propose, they will have a God
speed from every right thinking person.
The services are conducted like those of
Moody & Sankey, and if they only succeed
in reaching the popular heart like those en
terprising evangelists, they will merit the
thanks of this community.
Stooks are away down. It looks as if the
bottom had dropped out of the market
perhaps it ie only preparatory to a grand
bull movement which will boom the mark
et and send it kiting. Standard stocks have
not been so low for years, six per cents
selling at 85. It>is.safe, however, to admire
them at a distanoe and let them alone..
spring has really come at last, and, while
the weather has been a little of all sorts'
we are welcoming sunshine and flowers.
Yours truly, BRLOA4P]RIM,
ion. Morrison R. Waite,
Chief Justice of the United States.
Morrison R. Waite presents a subject for
a more extended biography than our space
will permit. Fulsome eulogy would be
unworhy the character and ofice of the Chief
Justice. On the other hand, the record of
such a life belongs to the public he has
served and is still serving with so much
In the quiet old rural town of Lyme, Con
necticut, still standsthe house where Morri
son Renwick Waite was born, November29,
1816. Mr. Waite entered Yale College at
the age of 17 and graduated with honor in
1837 in a class which included Wm. M.
Evarts, Edward Pierrepoint, Prof. Sillima,
and others who have become distinguished
men. He then began the study of law in
hip,fat"is office in Lyme, but finished
his studiqs in the office of Samuel M. Young,
then a'prn.inent attorney in Maumee City,
O1o.. In 1839 his preceptor took him into
pa.tnership and in 1850 the firm of Young
& Waite removed to Toledo, O., and estab
lished a large and successful practice. A
few years after, Mr. Waite'syoungerbroth
er was admitted to the bar and a partner
ship was formed consisting of the two
brothers, which continued up to the time
of the former's appointment to his present
high position by President Grant, January
Politically Mr. Waite is a Republican,
but he was always too deeply engaged in
his profession to become much of a par
tisan or party leader. To all the war
measures of the government he gave ear
nest and effective support. In 1849 Mr.
Waite was elected to the Ohio Legislature
as a Whig. In 1862 he was reluctantly a
candidate for Congress but was defeated by
Edwin M. Phelps. Thereafter other nom
inations and appointments were tendered
him, but he refused to accept any of them.
Mr. Waite was aconspicuous character in
the great Geneva Tribunal as one of the
United States counsel and he performed
his arduous task to his great credit and to
the entire satisfaction of his government.
He thereafter returned to Toledo and re
sumed his practice, and in 1873 was chosen
president of the Ohio State Constitutional
Convention. Upon the death of Chief Jus
tice Chase there was intense interest
throughout the United States to know who
would be his successor. After the successive
nomination of Hon. Geo. H. Williams. and
Hon. Caleb Cashing and the withdrawal of
their names, President Grant then selected
M.r. Waite and his appointment was con
armed by a unanimous vote in the Senate.
It is the glory and security of a nation to
have its highest temple of justice filled by
men who, like Chief Justice Waite, add to
the loftiest official character that purity of
Life, urbanity of manners and generous
beneficence which distinguish him.
Protectionists Who Are Wrong on
The Sugar Question.
The following paragraphs from two East
ern contemporaries illustrate a dangerous
phase of current discussion:
The Boston Journal claims to be a strong be
liever in the principle of a protective tariff and
yet says "the tax on sugar ias a needless burden
and should be reduced. This may be consis
tency, but there is not a single argument in sup
port of protection but that will apply with
equal force to the sugar producing industry in
this country.-Milford Journal.
No inconsistency whatever. The sugar in
dustry has had the largest direct protection
ever given to an industry for eighteen years.
and it is nearer supplying the demand of the
consumers now than it was in 1870. That is,
protection has not been followed by any con
siderable growth of the industry. The cotton,
woolen and other great industries are able to
not only supply the ordinary market but to
supply it so fully that there is a competition
which makes the prices lower than they were
during the period of a revenue tariff.-Boston
The Milford paper is right, and the Bos
ton Journal is as wrong in its statement
of facts as it is in the conclusion it draws
from that misstatement. Before the war
we produced more than one-half of the su
gar consumed in the country. The war
desolated the plantations, leelled the sugar
houses, broke up their expensive machinery
and destroyed their essential and costly
drainage. No section of the South was
more completely ruined industrially by the
war than the sugar parishes, as the writer
witnessed. Meanwhile foreign sugar got
possession of our markets. Then, instead
of declaring adhesion to a policy that would
revive the American sugar interest and
justify the necessary large investments to
redeem the plantations and reconstruct
their machinery, we commenced to agitate
for free sugar and discourage all enterprise
among our producers. Then came Hawaiian
reciprocity and the Spreckels monopoly
job, and finally tariff reduction and threats
of yet heavier reductions and of free trade.
Under a well defined protective policy we
would now, beyond doubt, be producing
from one souree or other nearly all the
sugar our people use. As it is, this has
been prevented by the howl- about a duty so
trifling per capita that it burdens no one,
These are the facts of sugar legislation and
agitation since the war. The sugar in
terest has not been the favored one. On
the contrary, it has been harried and
worried beyond most others. We have
saccharine bearing lands and saccharine
plants enough to supply ourselves fully,
and we will do so very soonrafter the settle
ment of the sugar question on such f pro
tection basis that the American su.ar pro
ducer will be justified in enlargng his
plantations and improving his mechanical
plant, instead of working from hand to
mouth from season to season in constant
apprehension of rain through free trade,
Prof. D. E. Hughes enpAi the phe
nomena of magnetism byad ulpl rotation
of the molecules'of metal.j of any sub
stance, as he believes allpstter to have
An early human skull hM . been found
near Prague in a bed of ehii froin which
the tusk of a mamnmoth had been:dug a few
days-previously. The skull ia~l anextieme
ly low forehead and a -great development of
Two cases have been repor. to an Eng
lish medical society in whio lcithe electro
magnet has been sucbessful b used for re
moving pieces of iron from- deye. With
out the magnet it is thought That the sight
of-the injured eye must have been lost in
Mons. Poincari has found that a -petrol
eum-laden atmosphere proves fatal to
guinea-pigs in from -one j two. years,
while dogs and rabbits are affected with
languor and loss of appetite, although
workmen exposed to such in atmosphere
notice no severer symptoms than irritation
of the membrane of the nose and head
Prof. V. Ball has shown that land-slides
may sometimes make lakes '.by damming
up valleys, and he mentions i lake at Nai
na Tal in the Himalayas wlh appears to
have been formed in this wat Land-slide
also caused a shallowing of .river channels
and sea-borders which might be mistaken
for evidence of the rising offand; and they
produce boulder deposits resembling those
left by glaciers. "
The Director of the Botanic Garden
at Port Spain, the capital o Trinidad, re
ports that the parasol ants ~e t the Island
in vast numbers and are ` destructive
to vegetation. A settlmine. of these in
sects sometimes covers a nd square
feet, and the efforts of a ose men, who
force boiling water or stuiar fumes into
the nests, may fail to dest oy a single colo
ny in less than a week or a fortnight.
Some of the plants of thewiss Alps have
been carried away by the .clectors in such
quantities that the rarer s' ies are in dan
ger of becoming extinct, a.i.an association
for their protection hasbeed-formed among
the botanists of the vicinitry: The society
has lately established at.- uneva a garden
for the acclimatization .of'Alpine plants,
and to encourage their cultivation in all
parts of Switzerland wher y will grow.
An English experimefter planted a
hyacinth bulb in Octobe and as soon as
it commenced to sprout -shoved it to a
perfectly dark but well tilated place.
[n March, 1883, a stei-~ t dark purple
lowers was produced;ice leaves ,of the
plant being totally Iolqa .- In.October,
1883, the same bulb whas apiplanted, and
was grown in the light tbhfrih the winter.
It has flowered again year,. and the
tower cluster is smaller:nd 19se deeply
rolore in thd ~ fdarkness.
year in the darkness.
Mr. L. P. Mnuit.ead has given an acoount
of a fall of fine black dust which was no
ticed at various places along the Clyde,
in Scotland, on March 1. At 8 o'clock A.
at., thb snow was pure and white, but whlen
next seen, about an hour and a quarter
later, it presented a sooty appearance. On
melting the snow from a square foot of
surface four grains of dust was obtained.
Mr. Muirhead found it probable that the
fall extended over an area of at least 810
square miles, and he has estimated that not
less than 5760 tons of dust must have fallen.
Prof. W. F. Barrett of Dublin states that
certain individuals have really appeared to
experience peculiar sensations when near
powerful magnets, and points out that the
magnetic sense which Sir Wm. Thomson
believes to exist may be apparent in some
persons and not so in all. He gives several
instances in which persons have been able
to tell, by an unpleasant sensation in the
head, when the electric current was passing
through an electro-magnet. By experiment.
he has convinced himself that one gentle
man, at least, certainly does perceive the
influence of a powerful magnet when his
head is near it, the keenness of the magne
tic sense, if such it be, varying consider
ably on different days, and being most
acute in this person when he is suffering
from facial neuralgia.
In its cruise last summer off the coasts
of southern Europe and nothern Africa
the French steamer Talisman found a sur
prising abundance of animal life at great
depths in the ocean. Many forms new to
science were brought on board. A remark
able feature of these creatures is seen in
their peculiar organs, some of the fishes
having curious mother-of-pearl colored bod
ies imbndded in the skin of the head, sides
or back, and appearing to be producers of
light and possibly accessory eyes; while
others have long filamentous organs which
are brilliantly phosphorescent. On being
brought to the surface from the tremen
dous pressure of the deep sea, the expan
sion in the bodies of many fishes caused
their scales to fly off, their'eyes to be squeez
ed from the sockets and their air-blad
ders to be forced through their months.
The greatest depth from which a fish was
taken was 2752 fathoms, a specimen having
previously been secured by the Challenger
expedition from depth of 2734 fathoms.
Among the geological results of the French
party' dredgings was the finding of polished
and scratched stones on the sea-bottom be
tween France and the Azores, showing that
icebergs must have existed in that part of the
Atlantic during the glacial period ; together
with the bringing up of rock fragments
bearing impressions of trilobites, which
may be taken as evidence of the former
existence _of the traditional lost continent
Opeqing of the Fountains. .
In numberless bulbs beneath theskin is ee
creted the liquid substance, which gives' the
hair its texture, color and gloss. When thiesse
cretion stops, the hair begins at once to .
come dry, lustreless, bristly and gray. Is hat
the condition of yours? If so, apply Pair'kez
HairBalsam at once. It will restore the color,
goss and life by renewing the action of nature:..
The Balsam is not an oil .not adye; but an ele=
gant toiletrarticle. highly appreciated because,
of its cleanlinees,
OUR GENERAL NEW8 SUMMARY.
It is proposed to tunnel the Sierras.
Hot-house ipeaches sell in New York city,
for neventy-five cents each.
SAn Ohio phyaician.ie preparing a medi
cdl lexicon in forty-two languages.
in rens county, Ga., is a gentleman
aged 74, who is the father of forty-seven
Only nine men were saved out of a crew
of 120 of a ship wrecked oft Sambro Point,
N. S., April .
Theirst Japansse ever elected to a cftil
office in the United States is the City En
gineer of Bradford, Pa.
Baltimore has-started a whitewash fidL-.
tory to supply the whole country, with
whitewash in air-tight cans,
Agame cook at Johnstown, Pa., being
enraged at a little boy, threw him down
and laid open his skull with his spurs, in
flicting fatal injuries.
One tefitleman as paid $f0 for two 9r
chestra seats, and, five boxes - have been
bought at $1100 apiece for Henry E. Abbey's
forthcoming benefit in New York. All the
stockholders are to take seats at $1000
In Brussels soldiers are not allowed to
Maria Taglioni, the famous dancer, is
The Queen of Tahiti has gone to Havre,
on her way home.
John Bright has been suffering from con
gestion of the lungs.
The capture of Hung Hoa terminateg the
campaign in Tonquin.
Reports from Shanghai speak of a serious
political crisis at Pekin.
Countess Chambord will enter the Car
melite Convent at Gratz.
A general levy for men for the Chinese
army has been ordered.
Affairs at Pekin are represented to be in
a very critical condition.
The Viceroy of Cunton has been publicly
degraded for refusing to obey orders.
The Governor of Yunnan has been sum
moned to Pekin to receive punishnient. ,
Officers answerable for the loss of Bae
ninh have been condemned to be beheaded,
The British Museum has over 160 miles
of shelves and twenty more miles to be
The Khedive is constantly receiving let
ters threatening assassination unless kead-.
The scaffold on which John Brown - wah
hanged was recently sold to a syndicate of
relio hunters for $900.
One hundred and fifteen people were
killed and wounded by the collapsing of a
circus tent at Bucharest.
At the wedding of the Rao of Catch in.
India, 107,000 people"were entertained and
fed, at the grpoT pesse,
Kaiser William, King George of Greece
and King Chriatian of Denmark will meet
this summer in Wiesbaden.
The body of thei Duke of Albany was
borne to Windsor Castle-fpom the railway
station upon a gun carriagqdrawn by eight
A child has been born in Turkish Kurdeu
tan with a beard and moustache, a perfect
set of thirty-two teeth, and forty distinctly
The car in which the murderers of Caven
dish and Burke were driven to Phcenil
park is now the star attraction at Mine.
The Empress of China has publicly de
graded Prince Kung and four members of
the privy council for the dilatory manner in
which they dealt with Tonquin affairs.
A book on "Diseases of the Mind" con
taining 202 pages, which was written by
the superintendent of a lunatic asylum at
Stockholm, has been set up, printed and
bound by the patients.
De Brazza, French explorer in the Congo
country, has signed a treaty with the most
powerful sovereign in Western Africa, plac.
ing all his States in the Cdhgo country un
der the protection of France.
There has been discovered in Greece an
immense metropolis,which dates from the
Ptolemaic period. Five catacombs have so
far been opened which yilelded 120 mum
mies. The sites of 100 similar catacombs
are still intact containing 6000 mummies,
SOUDANs E WAR NOTx$.
It is reported that the rebels have cap.
King John has agreed to Admiral lHewltt's
proposals to invade Sondan.
Nubar Pasha has refused to retain his
office unless help is sent to Berber.
The English Cabinet have decided against
formally establishing a protectorate over
The Porte has decided not to protest
against the treaties which Egyp,t recently
concluded with England and Greece.
It is rumored that Rebehr Pasha is in.
triguing in Soudan, and is responsible for
the recent uprising north of Kharfoum.
Several sums of money forwarded tp the
London Times to form a fund for rescue of
Gen. Gordon have been returned to the
A movement is on foot to enlist 200 vol.
unteers from high social circles to resene
Gordon. The volunteers are expected to
contribute their quota of expenses.
Nubar Pasha and Sir Evelyn Wood have
decided to advise the British Government
to send a mixed expedition of British and
Egyptain forces to relieve Berber.
THE Dorcas M.Qazinc of K t6tLIl nad Cra,
chet is devoted principally to inrtructions for
knitting and crochet work, but these two
branches will not treated of the exclsian of
allother'wotmanly handieicraf, Its ir, is to
help those who wish to help themselves fihd t:
become a r3o nizedd asuthorit- o acll " useful
fancy work. The arties fo which patterns
are given ae those in cquionuu i. sensible
and practical. Tho directions erre d writ.
ten out, the. mystical abbretiatio-n -u 1 i dr
S with. The magazine ,erK
iitar the illustratinasrecxce si ask4.v
are promisesdfor every ot r e i
1per year. ben-t fwor ainj,
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