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EEKli'Y EMOCRAT L. G. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and -the Collection of Local and General News. Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance, VOL. VI.--NO. 39. Itj1(l. . T - EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1873. WHOEL NUMBER 325. BEFORE AND AFTER MARRIAGE. GENTLEMAN BEFORE MARRIAGE. My dearest dock, my sweetest girl, I love yoa most sincerely I'd rather own this sunny ctirl Than win a fortnne yearly ; This little hand, so soft and white, Was only made for kisses ; This little form, so frail and light, r Was made for gauzy dresses. , . - 111 keep my Kate a span of grays, A carriage and a pony ; 111 go with her to balls and plays, And never spesk of money ; For 111 buy a romance new, Attending to her pleasure. And poems, bound in gold and blue, I'U order xor my treasure. Onr lives shall be but oue sweet dream ' , Of love and sunny weather. No adverse wave shall cross the stream Of if edded bliss forever ! AFTER MARRIAGE. , You always talk of plays and balls, L You are forever flirting. And scribbling rhymes and making calls, And never make up shirting ; . You smile in every whiskered face, . You chase all-silly fashions ; - . ;- You load in jewels, flaunt in laee, ; And show your angry passions 1 The baby's left to cry and moan, " " 1 " I've ne'er a decent dinner ; -- You drag me out, you call me down I am ahen-peoked sinner, "An abject slave I tell you so ! Madam, your folly's ended, You shall not flirt, and go and go I'm weary and offended. ' I'm going to a reading-room - IH join a elub thereafter So mend your manners stay at home, And dry your eyes with laughter ! - LADY BEFORE MARRIAGE. I feel a very solemn sense Of all a woman's dnty, To keep within the door-yard fence, Unmindful of her beauty ; - To share her husband's grief and care, ; But, in his shadow walking, Content to mind her own affairs, Be reverent when he's talking. v Tie plain our maker did design '' That women should be humble : -i Wr,i irivnn tn looks nor die&sing fine. Which makes them fret and grumble. " Those novels are pernicious things, -"7 J To feed imagination ; - ' - ' . All tilled, with angels' shorn wings -' To me they are vexation. . . Dear William, as your wedded wife I never mean to tease you, ' My aim and pride all through my life Shall only be to please yon ! - AFTER MARRIAGE. Bill, come down stairs ; I know you can, The baby has the colic - ' ... , The way you shirk your duties, man, . . la truly diabolic ; - The nurse has such a blundering way J : v.She cannot stop his crying, 1 And as for me, I'm housed ail day . Till I am almost dying ! Ann ! ran and bring" my velvet saoque,' My parasol and bonnet ; I'm going to Meassrs. Black, .- - The printers, with a sonnet ! rt : I have no time to write nor read -But while he tends the baby, - You, Sarah, take this book with speed Across to Mrs. Maybe ; - , t- ' . i Ak sher to lend me Hugo's last ". . i la change for Love'B Dilemma " " There, Bill don't rock so horrid fast You'll wake niy darling mmal -. HOW THE VOW WAS KEPT. Tt was Saturday night. I do not know that every woman devotes this remnant of the week - to mending,- but Mary Matthews always did. Crowd her work each day as she might, there were never any moments left in which she could sit down to that basket of holy things and devote herself to the contents, save on Saturday night, and then because the work had to be done, it was done, though sometimes the poor little woman was so tired she scarcely knew how the tank was acoomrjli Bhed. Its completion, however, she would fully realize, and if John Matthews, her husband, were sit ting before her, she would look up britrhtlv into his face, no matter how full of weariness was her soul. When the basket had been more crowded than usual, and the weekly work consequent lv creator, this little woman was wont to creep over to the silent man, as the last : amendment was laid on the table, and rest her dizzy - head on his great nhnnlder. smoothing his hard, coarse hands, and caressing . his shaggy beard iwinorlw oftentimes, on such occasions. she would glance furtively toward his countenance for a well if the .truth must be told I think it was the smile of a loving heart that Mary Matthews eager eyes strove to discern. You term this last act foolish, perhaps ; for you think that such a sentiment should long ago have been outgrown ; you declare that a woman of her burdens and responsibilities should be above any such " exhibition of .weakness," by the very dignity they confer 'upon her. I cannot eall such an action foolish, ox even weak, though I can and do won der that such tenderness as Mary Matthews manifested toward her hus band had not, in the years of the latter's indifference, become calloused, harden ed, beyond the power of loving smiles to soften. Still more do I wonder that, as she realized the barrenness of the soul upon which she showered her caresses, she could continue to expect, or even faintly hope for, any sympathetic return from a quarter inwnicn mere was such a dearth of anything like it. Ah. the love of woman in its greatness, its fidelity, in the much which it can ab- sorb, in th little upon which ife some times thrrves.-is indeed wonderful 1 1 it -man. if he ever hadany intentions at alL - He loved f? bis wife; his family, in his way, but his heart was no more capable ministering .unto their spiritual needs than his hands of providing for their temporal wants-apparently they were of the 6ajtoflififtateriali both failing the functions for which they were de signed. He wa0frtionle88 f to man- is to be cherished,- to- be admired, to be KVRrnniMvl I Don't ever call it foolish, rr term it weak." ' .Trr.Ti Ma.tt.hnwn was -not an unkind At least he did not intend to be. age to live, somenow or otner, was the extent of his aims, so far as the get- ting of money was concerned. It needless to say, thereforethat a very .nll nnrtion of this world s goods 1 - . 1 . A ..a-m. I.t In imlllTl.T TjO Hl BllTt5 "I TCIJ IJIUIV,11. but - he ."never stemed troubled anxious.' f And as "one after another " little responsibility" was added to family flock, he put forth no extra exer tion, and felt no' added care, apparent- It he lived no to his motto, and man aged to exist.--He managed, did I say? iii it -uras his wife that did that. wan her Rlight frame that bore Untihle weicrht. wheirthe half was suf Anient to- crush any ordinary woman b1i uriin mn.de ... ' r . everything go twice as iar no . m originally destined: it was Mary iT.d and nlaiuied mU wn.i i I V uv. - r originally destined Tirffi,o wi,n TVloTmpd and planned until her brain grew giddy with whirl of thought, while John walked leisurely down the street to his work he made crochet-needles or sat by the stove in the evening, reading or sleep ing, as he felt inclined. He was a pa tient man, he seldom complained. But would he have been justified if he had, and was it to his credit that he did not ? No, to both 1 There was an unusual amount of work on hand this Saturday night, and Mary Matthews glanced at the basket, and then at the clock, and looked very doubtful as to whether her task could be accomplished in the given time, yet, the manner in which she immediately went to work indicated that she was re solved at least to make the endeavor. And as this little woman sewed, there sprang up after her, little patches upon garment-land, growing there as though to be never uprooted. . And where baby 's little toes had gone through, his socks and out into the- widQwide world, the mother placed delicate wicker-work to keep them in. Archie's lit tle feet had backed out of his stockings to boot, but Mary Matthews heeled the gaping injury, and With her surgeon like needle skillfully united the raw edges that mortification could not result therefrom. In the husband's hose, the wife barred and cross-barred all the un lawful openings, till it would have been difficult for light or cold to have entered by those means again. Then Myrtle's Sunday dress was taken down an inch or two, that it might not feel so much above her, and the waist to Sadie's frock was eyed till it promised to never flinch from duty again. There were only fifteen minutes ere" the clock would strike twelve, but in ten of them this persevering woman liberated a dashing little butterfly from a brown suit enry Ba lis, and in the remaining five1 folded up the evening s worK ana iaia u asiae. Then she looked up to John, who sut near by, giving him a smile of affection requiring only one in return to cause her heart, tired as it was with the week's .hurry'8nd yprryto1' bound .for very joyi J-tut ft etj-excii-arua-a yawn was all that he sent back across the wave of light that had flashed over at him. Ah, had he but sent a smile her woman- heart would have made so much of it ; she would have seen in it more than his nature could have possibly felt ; appre ciation, sympathy, love for you remem ber she could make a little go a great way. It would have been to her a sweet blessing, she would have rested upon it all the coming week, and have placed it as .compensation - against every disap pointment " John smiled upon me" John thinKs oi me "jonn loves .. , , , me. 13ut as it was, ne oniy Baiu no was tired, and was glad she was through for the night. And the weary woman, with an unsatisfied longing in her soul, a craving in ner Heart tor sympatny, caught up her baby from the cradle, and hugged it tigntiy to ner Dosom, kissing its fair face again and again. Baby was asleep, but its clumsy fist opened wide of a sudden, and the tiny hand clasped ltseu arouna me momer finger, and would not let go. It was & very little thing for a baby to do, but it cheered the lonely heart wonderfully ; the haggard look left her countenance, and a warmer hue succeeded. You call her foolish again, and say it was only an accident that no emotion stirred the baby-heart of the slumberer. Perhaps you are right, my friend,, but I love to tliinK tnat tne uoa wno nas iuuubii from the wise what he has revealed unto babes, sent comfort to the mother through the child. . Anyway I know that his blessing rested upon, them, that Saturday night in the Long Ago. CHAPTER II. " It was in the early winter. Baby Matthews was wrapped in his warmest flannels, but somehow they did not keep out the cold. " At last, before night came on, tne ntue ieuow wno. una wor ried all the day, began to breathe very hard, and gave palpable evidence that he was sick. Mary Matthews feared her bov was attacked with croup, andwant- ,' i A U..4. V. eu a pnysician iiinniimgA. jju father of the child said he would be well ... -. .. . j i - over it by morning it was nouung and he didn t believe in doctors, ne was correct in the first particular, for ere the straggling rays of light pene trated that little bed-room, baby Matthews put up his little hands in great pain, and the Bavior looKuyj , down uponrfBerjSu3Termg chIldi had xHrpaB- dion Tinon it. ana took, it up in m and healed it. Earthly eyes pronounced it dead, af ter thafc, and so "the treasure of in wnn Hnried in the ground. 'K; ... xt wouia oe uoiug juj uoi-jw uu vjua Matthews tot say ha did .not mis the little "thing, though I do not think he mourned. He could labor all day and never feel, bis loss till he entered his home at night, but with Mary, insane, the case was different. In all her work had the little face been associated kneading her bread rshe had watched the baby on the floor, tnat no narm might come near ; in washing her rKariAfl iha bad handled them gently that the sleeper might slumber ; -when baby nrinri onr. from any cause, mere naa ai- I wnvn been a song on - br lips'to quiet r.Jri- Whutlinr in her arms or out. mrs of the blessing had been in every thought. Was it strange then that the mother-neart acnea mat cried aloud in it grjef, though there were others 5et ftft te be: cared for? Ah, no,' it (raS put natural, for none baby can fill the -empty placer art cradle. xne nttie; woman aia not give up, however. She toiled early late, and devoted herself still more i tne cmiaren iuai remauieu, pxajuig that God would spare them to her lone- is I ly heart. r, r; But, finally, there came a time when leu 1 Marv Matthews iook a rest in ner wunt: a iauturaay uigui wiieii -uuts uwjjlcw mending was tilled and unemptied when theclockgtM&ejrlan and nane took heed of the passinghours p when silence was in the kitchen when every room was djirk ani dsolne--when. house seemed ji4ytOyftli -.TheMtfl Matthews with scared faces stood around helplessly ; they couldn't begin or end anything without mother. Marv Matthews was on her sick bed never gave them a thought. " Her tor his It the 1 I vr.in -wan ornvrmled with other things I ..i -.' Ai :i A '- tnnnia . rtrtn-f ti uiu8o puimura, tx., .w.-- thoughts such as these hot, raging fevers bring, when they go to one , 1 V -' .. I fevers bring, when they the I head. The neighbors, God bless did all they could for the sick woman, the physicians prescribed their most subtle doses, and John Matthews, well fitted for the vocation, watched night after night. Weeks passed. It was Saturday night again. The basket of mending was filled to overflowing, yet it remained untouched undisturbed. Mary Mat thews still lay upon her sick bed ; John Matthews still watched - by her side: Not in vain had the husband sat by the side of his wife all these days, nor had be listened to her ravings for nangnt. Mutterings of a crazy woman, others might have termed them, but to John Matthews they were terribly significant. However strange and wild her fancies, her one cry had been always the same, as worn out she would sink exhausted among the pillows. It was a cry for sympathy, for love, a cry full of yearn ing and so hopeless so sad oh, how could it but touch his heart, how could it but speak to Viim over and over again, the one word neglect, which he had shown : toward Mary Matthews the woman whom he had promised, before God, to love, ay ! to cherish, as long as they both should live. And she was go ing to die now, the neighbors said so ; the doctors gave no hope, Was he to be released from his contract just as he began "to realize what love and cherish meant ? He looked at her as she lay there in stupor. He saw beside : her pale, thin, careworn face, another -roguish and ruddy ; a girlish face, with full, plump cheeks and pretty, laughing eyes ; a dear, sweet, oval face ; and the border-land above the merry blue eyes was smootn ana wnite, not a line oi trouble written upon it, nothing but soft, brown curls wandering where they would. It was the countenance of his Mary when he first called her his little girl wife. She was seventeen then, and now she was he counted tip to see yes, she was thirty now ; they had been married just thirteen years. Her beautiful hair was ,i ull of silver-gray now ; her features . were sharp ; her cheeks hollow ; her eyes so sunken a little, faded, tired out woman, there she lay. Oh, how old she looked. " Mary, oh Mary," he murmured, "and so young I" , He took her hand in his what - a hand for a woman !. How the joints were spread ! How discolored the skin ! What had become of the fair little hands, with the dainty fingers, that his '. Mary used to have ? And then something within him whispered, " She lost them working for you in loving and cherishing you." Yes, she had toiled for him early and . late Bhe had laid down her life in his service her part of the contract had been nobly ful filled? . What had he done for her? Had he given her a fortune ? No ; he had spent what little she brought him. Had he given her love? DoubtfuL Had he comforted her when discour aged ? No. Had he borne her burden when it weighed heavily had he ever said, "Never mind, Mary, such and such a trial is hard to endure, but we'll share it together !" He could not recall an instance. Had he ever read dear, precious words to her as she sat sewing and darninir for him ? Not once. As he had come home night after night through the years, had he been wont to tell the little woman who never left home what was going on in the outside And when by a not stove I mured, r. 7 a 5T the little flushed face had watched his IHVUilW UiOU UUCaU AW AXiJJJii. , it ever occurred to him to thank her Never ! What had he done for her any way in what way had he cherished her Oh, a chill ran through that iron frame, as the man answered that question in his heart as he admitted to himself that his wife, Mary Matthews, had traveled the rough path of . life, unas sisted, unsupported, unappreciated, un cherished. had gone on her way lonely and sad, craving and praying for the sympathy which he had withheld. And John Matthews groaned, ; as well he might, and hid his face in his hands, while the tears trickled through his fingers, as he thought upon the past which he could not recall of the suffer ... i - i , . ing woman beiorp mm wno lay death's door, and whom he had refused to cherish.' He started! He thought he heard Mary's voice. Yes ! she was in her right mind ! She knew him she was beckoning to him.- He leaned toward her and brushed the tears from his eyes. " John," she whispered, " dear John,' and that was alL Soon again she mur To-morrow will be Sunday my work is all done." Then her weak, trembling hand sought his face and tried to stroke his beard, as she had done weeks before, but her strength failed her and it fell back upon the bed. A beseeching look came out on countenance. Tier eyes faded eyes glanoed eagerly at him and the white lios twitched and trembled. ' He inter preted the expression of longing j read the cry her features uttered : it a sorrying heart that spoke to him, was entreating him for a little love. r: : need to beg for it now, love had sudden- iv become very plenty no neea uuu should ever hunger again. ' For a the I mnt Rhe looked at him anxiously ; -was overcome with emotion : he tried n put the and to ; the nnfink- but his throat was choked : tried to' answer her with a smile, but noiild not control his face, and the blinded his eyes so that he could see.- And thus the little woman on her long journey, unblessed with kwledge that she was loved, appreci ated, cherished at last. She made more .effort, to. reach his face, with hand nd failed ; then, still searching for comfort, she died, whispering, " co and wake up babv." Hours after, the neighbors found Matthews, with his arms around dead form of his wife, and he was her cold face again and again, ftre6sing her hands, wet with his " It seems he really loved her after they whispered to themselves. But grief -stricken ' man' -was groaning himself meanwhile. " Too late, too she is dead. my. Mary is dead." Wood's Household Magazine. and tired "Pbofessoe." said a student in suit of knowledge concerning the of animals, "why does a cat, while om 1 innf t-iivn Tien 1- oil firflt, on a wav and . .e, the other ?" "For the reason," s the professor, that sne cannot turn 1. - them, l both ways at once, Pulling Tooth with a Door Knob. A rough Western farmer came into a doctor's office to have a tooth extracted, but flinched at ' sight of the " instru ments," and again the doctor tried in vain to get a gripper into his mouth. At last the Hoosier declared "that 'ere new-fangled thing to be no ac count," and wanted to know if the doc tor could tie a string around the tooth ; " for," said he, " that's the way I used to pull 'em out, an' I guess it's better'n all your new-fangled fixtures." The dentist, to please him, said he would try, and producing from a drawer a fine, strong piece of fish-line, after a great deal of trouble and yells of pain from the Hoosier, it was firmly secured around the tooth. The Hoosier then proposed to fasten the string to the door knob, which was accordingly done. The backwoodsman then commenced a series of easy jerks on the line, each of which was followed by yells of pain. The doctor resumed his seat, and smiled audibly behind his paper, occasionally glancing toward the door, and then turning quickly again , to the paper to hide behind it his merriment. Thus matters stood,until, at last, the fire burned low, and the dentist rose to replenish it. As he threw in the wood and stirred the red-hot coals into a blaze, a brilliant idea seemed to strike him. for his face brightened wonder fully. Arising from the floor, he left the poker in the fire, and seating him self, awaited the change of affairs. The backwoodsman had - relapsed into de spondency, for a melancholy expression had settled on his face. He steadily gazed downward, as if he were in deep thoueht, The dentist, as I' have said before, resumed his seat, but threw aside his paper, and Sat looking intently into the fire, with' an expression of -Toierriment plavine on his features, Thus he sat for some time. At last, noiselessly rising from his seat, he drew the poker, one end of which was glow ing with a red heat, from the fire. . He suddenly brandished it in the air and brought it rapidly towards the Hoosier's nose. The backwoodsman threw him self back with a jerk. The cord did not break nor the door knob come out, but the tooth loosened from its place and bounded against the door with the click of a bullet. A California Ranche. The following descriptian of a Cali fornia ranche of vast extent and great productiveness is supplied by the Sacra mento Union of June 23 : " Dr. Glenn, of Colusa county, owns a ranche which contains nearly 45,000 acres. It em braces a frontage of eighteen miles on the Sacramento river, and extends back about five miles. ; It ie inclosed and di- Hfcrr 140 railtse of fen tenant. G. W. Hoog. rents and culti vates about 10,000 acres of the land, and the Gupton Brothers cultivate an equal portion. Some 15,000 acres are rented out to a number of farmers who work on a smaller scale. At the present time farming operations are going on on his ranche at a lively, rate, as the work of harvesting is progressing rapidly. Hoog is engaged in cutting 7,UUU acres oi wheat and barley. The crop will this year yield about twenty bushels per acre of wheat. In favorable seasons the yield has been about thirty-five bushels, A,. . , , rif vi ia considerably ? ? i as The yield of barley is considerably larger. The total crop will amount to nearly 180,000 bushels. He is thrash ing his grain with one of Case's 48-inch cylinder thrashing machines;" which' run by a twenty-horse Jpqwer steam en gine. To supply this machine requires six 'large-sized headers -and eighteen header-wagons, all of which require the labor of 110 horses and.; 6ft. .men. The machine has thrashed five sacks of bar ley per minute, at which rate, it has run for an hour and half in " succession. has also thrashed thirty-sacks o wheat in Beven minutes. It will require about six weeks 'to thresh the entire -crop. These are the-operations of Hoog alone. Gupton Brothers have an equally large crop, and are driving business on about the same scale. . .The smaller tenants are equally well employed." A Member of the Typographical Union Refused Burial by a Catholic Bishop. she her he was it No biio ne to he he Yesterday morning, at 8 o'clock, the friends and relations . of poor Chabot, the printer who was last week drowned In the harbor, foliowea jais remains to the' grave in the Roman Catholic Ceme tery, but, strange to say, the authorities at the last moment refused to anow tne body to be interred. Upon inquiries being made, it was smtea tnat. a. note . t i i -r i -r i. - Had been nanaea to jjeuup oourget in forming him that the deceased -was a member of a secret society inimical to the Catholic faith, and that consequent ly he had. felt .himself . constrained to prevent the burial of the deceased in consecrated ground, xnis was a areaa- fnl blow to the friends of Chabot, whose only connection was with the Montreal Typographical Union No. 97, which, of vj . - i course, is very iar irom oemg a secret society. , .Several persons attempted to have thp order whholding- burial re scinded, "but with no success. Much indignation is expressed by the printers -generally at the Bishop s conduct, ; Mnut.re.ril witness.' ' ' Lassoing a Lion. the one her I'll John the kiss ing and tears. an, the to late, pur habits eat- then - replied it One dav last week, as Samuel Matti- son was riding through the hills of San Lorenzo, he suddenly came face to face with a large, full-grown California lion. in an instant his lasso, mat lnaispensa- ble article to the mountain ranger, was circling above his head, and with the dauntless courage characteristic of Sam, he sent the fatal noose with unerring aim around the neck of the lion ; then, suddenly turning, he plunged theroweJs of his spurs deep into the flanks of his well-trained horse, ana araggea tne animal a few hundred yards, when, he dismounted and buckled a strap around the iaws of the lion," which was com pletely exhausted irom me cnoKing it had received. He then bound and packed it upon the horse, and took it to . . . . a- i a. l i tne house, not iar aisiain., wuere ne se cured his lionship, which soon recov ered, when Sam found he was like the man who bought the elephant He has the skin of the animal, and displays it as a trophy of his reckless daring. San Francisco Paper. Miscellaneous. It The Shah wears a million dollar over coat. Mrs. Abraham LiNCOiiN is at St. Catherines, Canada, where she will pass the summer. A PLANT has been discovered in Mexico which will cure baldness. It will pay to cultivate it in the United States. There is a tree standing in front of the Dyersburg, Tenn., Presbyterian Church that has been struck by light ning nineteen times ; and it is a good tree yet. Something that Takes. The three fold combination agency for selling Wealth and Wonders of the Bound less West." There is much sure money in it. See advertisement. T.awt February there were thirteen granges in Georgia ; now there are sixty, and by next Uhristmas it is Denevea there will be two hundred. The move ment is gaining in volume and strength every day, though it ' encounters some opposition from the middlemen. , Neablt all of the 8350.000 worth of bonds stolen from the Falls City Tobacco Bank, in Louisville, ,Ky., last February, have been recovered, by compromising with the thieves, at 25 per cent. The negotiations were conducted in New York. ,. .. A few days ago one of the attaches of the Spanish Legation entered a barber shop at Providence, B. L, to get a .... , . shave. Me was politely snown tne aoor with the exclamation, "We don't shave no niggers hyah. !' - A correspondent of the Boston Transcript, who renews the cry that our country needs a . distinctive name, sug gests that Weatland might,- pqrfaops, as good a one as n,ngiana is ior i mother land. Our people, he says. might then be called Westlanders, or, better still, Westerans. A weijIt-known physician of New York recommends dancing for old peo ple, who, he says, require it more than the young. . ne wouia not nave uiem tread the mazes of the courtly minuet, but inclines rather to jigs and hornr pipes, anl such other dances as require gentle physical exertion. ' Under his di rection a dancing class has already been formed, the junior member of which is a lady of sixty-five, , and the senior a lively old bachelor who has just com pleted his eightieth year. While Thiers was President of the French Assembly, it is said that he gen erally received seven hundred- letters day. The usual proportion of the dif ferent classes was : Application for as sistance; 250 ; petitions having apolitical iLiiurs uuaiuut some preju dice suffered, 100 ; complaints against functionaries, 100 ; abuse, 80 ; menaces of death, 20. They do not seem to have hurt him any, and he could doubtless be threatened with death forty times a aay, and be as alive as ever at the end of the year. Immigration to Brazil has succeeded ... i i, i r fi in a single instance, mat oi -urerumu. colonization of the southernmost prov-r ince of the Empire, where the climate is temperate enough to do propitious. In the northern provinces immigrants will be killed by the climate sooner later on the coast, and if they, go far inland to a better climate they find themselves isolated in a wilderness, with out roads and without a market for their produce. , ' Tbb citizens of a Georgia ' town were surprised to read in their local journal, the other day, that perhaps it was not worth while for them to attempt to raise boys. The. afflicted editor insists that he wrote hogs. " Mississippi papers record the death in that State, on the 27th of May last, of John Owens, at the age of 114 years, 8 months, and 6 days. Me was a re markable man ; for although he admitted that he used whisky occasionally, and that he had smoked and chewed for years, he never claimed that he had seen Washington. . . The California people are wondering how they shall vote. The new election law is very particular in requiring the tickets shall be twelve inches long, and that the printed matter shall " single-leaded" and in long primer type. Now, in San Francisco, sixty -two officers are to , be voted for, and their names and those of the omces which they seek cannot possibly be printed . - 1 . "L i - -1 T--1 t Tt simply a typographical impossibility. Gen. Mosey, the Confederate cavalry man, predicts that Gen. Grant will the candidate of the Southern white people for ' President in 1876. He nounces mat as ms uc&et. A Washington reporter having struck with the familiar gait of zebras exhibited by a traveling menage rie there last week, made friends their keeper, and extorted irom mm confession that they were only painted mules. . - EdmItnd Yates describes Leon tetta p a fat, gross man of height, with reddish Drown complexion and decideaiy rea nose, louche or cock-eye, which gives him half jovial, half sinister expression. -wears a curly-brimmed, grease-stained hat, a tortoise-shell- double ,-eye-giass hanging loose round his neck, shining coat and trowsers, into tne pocnetB which his. hands are thrust up to wrists. Holy Days and Holidays. A correspondent having stated all the public holidays of the present year were upon the same day of wees, as m ioui, iu w cauu4mwvix of the matter with the following result The years 1800, 1873, 1879 and the ten monthsof 1884 have the holidays and also the Church fasts festivals on the same day of the and month. The ordinary public in the United States occur on same week and month day in the 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834, 1845, 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, the last months of 1892 and 1896. Transcript. Tunneling the Rocky Mountains. a . 103 ' In this age of engineering wonders, each fresh .achievement attracts com paratively little attention, and schemes that twenty years ago would have been been called incredible or chimerical are now heard of as matters of course. The Pacifio' Bailroad, the Suez Canal, the tunnel through Mont Cenis, and, at last, even the East River bridge, with its span hitherto unheard of, are succes sively put down as in the regular routine of things, and the World is apt to forget within how short a- time it pronounced each of these enterprises to be impos sible, and as little worth talking about, for any practical end, as the philoso pher's stone or perpetual motion. Were it not for this blunting of the senses to engineering triumphs, the newest grand project of the sort that of tunneling the Rocky Mountains would have had a similar welcome ; but, as it is, the scheme is listened to with a kind of passing amazement, indeed, but still with little trace of incredulity. : : Already this colossal undertaking has been begun, however, and it is hoped in no long time to push- it to consumma ion. The tunnel is to begin at a point near Black Hawk, and to emerge in Middle Park. It will be twelve miles long, and at its greatest depth, under James' Peak; there wiil be 6,000 feet of earth and rock over it. The object of the tunnel is not only that of furnishing an avenue for the railroad,- thus avoid ing an immense deal of grading on both sides the slope) "but it is hoped that vast mining profits will likewise accrue, so as to make the work remunerative at a very early day. The bore is to be ef fected by " diamond pointed drills. ' driven by machinery : and it is calcu lated that the tunnel will be cut at the rate of five feet per hour, or sixty feet per working day. At--the -Black. - Hawk terminus work is already in progress and early in 1874 work is to begin at the other end in Middle Park. - The preliminary operations have been remarkable.- The site of a mountain has been graded down for the face of the tunnel, and a flume has been built 1.300 feet long from this point to the nearest water-course. . By mis means a fall of twenty-fivo feet has been pro cured for . a stream of water which is made to turn an overshot wheel. - This wheel will be used to force air into the tunnel-T-an indispensable measure for future proceedings and the waste water will supply ' the workmen and. their families.- - It is intended so to shape the line of the tunnel that it will strike cer tain valuable mines whose existence is already definitely ascertained.' If the expectations of the " Sierra Madre Tun nel Company of Colorado" are fully realized, - they will not only construct one of th-most stupendous works of engineering ever wrought by human hands, but will deflect through it nearly the whole line of Paciho travel, and make themselves enormously rich. The expense, however, of their undertaking is certain, while, until it is fully carried out, the reward must remain . more or lees doubtful. The- national taste for grandeur .of dimension should find, in the Rocky Mountain tunnel, ample gratification. It will be nearly twice the length of the Mont Cenis tunnel the distance from Fpurneax to . Bardonneche being but seven miles five furlongs while- the deepest point on the Mont Cenis line beneath, the, -crest of the Alps is but 3,480 feet. When to these points of obvious superiority are added the gold, silver, diamonds, -and other gems the company hope to find, to say nothing of the humbler but more useful minerals the metallurgists promise to delve forth in its way. me pre-eminence oi - me American tunnel must at once be claim ed and acknowledged. If. now, instead of taking fourteen years the time ex pended in boring the Alps for me Mont Cenis -tunnel, its Rocky Mountain rival should be " put through" in, say, four which an average bf sixty feet a day, or even 15.000. feet a year, working but one end should apparently effect the element of swiftness of construction will be attained to endow our colossal bore with its proper and crowning national . characteristic. Jsew Times. - - York Ozone as a Disinfectant. be on In be an been two with a ' A writer in the British Medical-Journal recommends the manufacture ozone in the wards of hospitals, for purpose of their disinfection. Me serts that their want is a proper supply of ozone that is. of a body which capable of decomposing, and so of neu tralizing the miasms constantly arising in hospital wards, and which at the same time is not. hurtful to the patients. Ozone, it is alleged, is a body which may be thus used. " A spiral platinum wire is placed beneath an inverted fun nel, and - ie rendered incandescent means of 'Bunsen's pile. Hereupon nharacteristic smell of ozone is perceived in the heated air circulating above funnel, and its presence is shown by fuf. nnnAr a raariv and practical sup ply of ozone being thus made available for the purpose named. ' mv ' Benefit of Laughter. a He oi the that the. : last general ana week holi days the years 1851, ten Boston Probably there is npt the remotest inlet of the minute blood' TOBKnla of-the' body that does not some' wavelet -from the convulsions hearty laughter. The blood moves lively .firobablv its chemical. Telectric, r vital nondition.- is distinctly modified it conveys a different impression to the organs 6f the body as it visits nn that Ttarticuiar mvsrao louniev we are laughing, from what it does other times. And so, we doubt not, o-ood laugh may lengthen onr lives, vAvino- a distinct stimulus to the forces. And the time may come physicians, attending more closely they are apt to do at present . to the subtle influence which soul exerts upon its tenement of shall prescribe to a torpid patient, many peals oi laughter, kj m gone at such and such a time," just they. now do that far more objectionable prescription, a pill or an electric or shock, and -shall study the and most effective method of producing the required effect in each patient. Herald of Health. WAITING FOR YOU, JOCK. BY SAMUEL SLICK, JR. Winter's agoing ; - . The streams are a-flowing ; Tlie May flowers blowing Will soon be in view. But all things seem faded. For my heart it is jaded, Waiting for yon, Jock, Waiting for yon ; . Oh, but it's weary work, - Waiting for yon I - . ' . ! - ' ) Aa soon as the day's done, My thonghts to the west run ; - -1 envy the red bub, . t That sinks from my view. On yon it's a shining, , I . While here I am pining, - Waiting for you, Jock, , ' . Waiting for you ; - , Oh, but it's weary work, , , , ' Waiting for yonl I sigh when the day beams ; l' The pitiful night seems To ohear me with sweet dreams, -That bear me to yon. - Each morn as yon flee me, ' ' The fading stars see me, Waiting for you, Jock, ' Waiting for yon ; Oh, but it's weary work. Waiting for you ! Go, robin, fly to him, ' ' Sing ever nigh to him ; Summer winds, sigh to him ; Bid him be true I Where he sleeps on the prairies, ' Oh, whisper, kind fairies, " Waiting for yon, Jock, Waiting for yon ; Oh, but it's weary work, 1 .. . -Waiting for you I Humorous. at of the The best man to back any horse The J jockey. . . ,' The hornet is beautifully defined to be the red-hot child of nature. A wag, speaking to a blind wood- sawyer, says that "wnue none ever -, saw rim see, thousands, nave seen mm , saw' .? ' W ' - - Milwaukee has had a wooden wed- '! ding. Henry - Block was - married tOtir Amanda .Board. It was a plain an air. . A MTNiSTEB walked six miles to marry " a couple lately; He said he felt-sort of fee-bill like. , The groom saw it. " Is that marble ?" said a gentleman, pointing to a bust of Kentucky's great statesman. "No, sir; that's Clay," quietly replied the dealer. . .. , . A little girl sent out to hunt eggs came" back unsuccessful, complaining that lots of - hens were standing, round doing nothing. ... .. - ... Why are we led to infer that David f and Joshua were intemperate men? Be- ' cause David, when he went out to meet ; Goliah on the field of honor, ."took a ... sling," and Joshua, previous to his at tack on the walls of Jericho, ",took a horn" and gave a regular blow. . , "An auctioneer at a late sale of antiqui- . - ties put tip a helmet with the following candid observations:. '.' This, ladies and gentlemen, is a helmet of Romulus, the Roman founder, but whether he was a brass, iron or type founder, X can not tell" . ; ' An aged gentleman in Kansas City re ceived a letter from agents of one of the swindling lottery schemes, stating that , , -if he would send $10 he would receive a . gift of $25,000. The old gentleman re- plied that it was unnecessary lor pirn to . send the $10, as they could deduct that amount from the $25,000. - Me added that he would be satisfied to allow them . $25 for their trouble, an that if they would send him $24,975 he would call it i Square. . ,. f -lv ;' Some young men marry for dimples, some for -ears, some for noses ; the con test, however, generally lies " between -: ' ' the eyes and hair. . The mouth, too, is , ! occasionally married; the chin hot so often. ; . A. v. adv. having the good fortune, to" have her husband, hang . himself .on an .. - apple tree, the wife of a neighbor im mediately came to beg a branch of that ' tree, to have it grafted into one in her -orchard. " For who knows," says she, but it may bear the same kind of fruit." . The attention of the fair sex is in vited to a patented process of manufac turing " s witches" from the bark of the redwood tree, but a vchoolmistress of our acquaintance says that for the young r ladies unaer ner cuarge sue wouiu iuucu prefer the old-fashioned birch ones. The Tennyson of Indiana is responsi ble for the following contribution: Xonng man, spare tna Dusue ; Touch not a single pape ; Thai woman had an awful tussle . . ' To get herself in shape. Bridges. by the the the cor little feel of more all them wuou at Probably more bridges have been built since 1800 than in all time before. In 1750 London Bridge was the only one across the Thames in that metropo lis, and every attempt to create another was, through local jealousy, venementry treated. Between Putney, distant acout eight miles, and London Bridge there are now nine bnages. j.nere, was at one time & mania for bridge-building, t says the Building News, and Tom . ., . ... , 1 i- T A. 1'aine, ; me iroe-tninaer, inuerawi vu span the Schuylkill with a single arch. A part which he constructed with . this view went to form a very lofty bridge over the Wear at Sunderland, .r South America very early hit upon the expedient of suspension bridges. All fees over bridges in London are now abolished, save in one case. A writer on this subject recently pointed out that even the magnificent and enor mously costly bridge over the Danube, at Buda Pesth, is free, and adds that no American bridge is, so far as he ia aware, tolled, which, we regret to say, shows the writer's ignorance only too plainly. . . a oon vital when than in numerable the clay, " so auaer as gal vanic best . . Declines BEna. Godfather. It is related of Dan Rice that when in De troit he was greeted by a seedy looking chap with, "Is this old Dan?" "It is," replied uaniei, pieasaiiuy. x u powerful glad to-ee you ; we had an arrival at our house iasi mgui, -are going to call it Dan Rioe."; Dan s countenance fell at once, and in a sol- . emn whisper he said : " I'm sorry, but you are a little too late. I've shaken hands with forty-eight men thia morn ing who had named babies after me, and my last five dollar bill has been paid out. You'd better strike Barnum when he comes."