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Vol. 40-Ng. 0. Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio, Thursday, May 23, 1878. Whole No. 2191. prenrnLu eve:;t tguksdiv J" . I... HOAREMAN, EDITOR AND FKOPBIETOB. OFITJE Cortm- nf Mnin tird Short Streets, Op- , . . : ytiwiae Atomic tiaiL Business Directory. , "i'ardsi nperttd under this head at the followinp rate: &rr 1 tnii spare, $10 a yw; X Inch, f5 fear. V -6rJu $3 1 year. "" fTwdveTlnoP of Thm tpe make 1 inch. " " ! Hclmss Cl Bro. Ilfefessional icdertakcrs i . ' AND j " ' EMBALMEES, j SOJ.TJI HIliH ST., IIILLPBORO, OHIO, 'Two re "th of Ha-ha's Marble Shop. . KIRBY SMITH, AT iUnkw-ovtr Culvert's Store, Siuitlj i - boro.O. JOHN T. A T T O K K Y AT HILLSBoKO, onio Office in Smith's New Building, 24 story. atiSyl ivuuc- I LOANS , T. HOUGH j SLOANE & jlTTOKSEIS HOUGH, AT LAW, i UILLSBORO, OHIO. ! Office over I. P. Stranwi St Co. clothine tnre. iAl! bnainrse eutruetcd to them will receive prompt .rtermoD. mtirMiiwG C. C. Hixscn, fY3. D. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Smith's New BmMinu. 21 fltiry, over Seybert 5t i lo.8 iirujr More, j niLLSBdRO, OHIO. Sm Honrs 8 to 9 A. M., 1 to 2 P. M. twi 7 tn r. .i tt-hivi j I !K.T, KTSS, M. n J t'hymciam. Bnreov n3 Aecooohenr. ! mu,snmo. omo tlrp Mlr Street. nn d.wr wut fif Post CVe. Kesidence Siiutli Uih St., aoutli of South Street i tiuiyl J. I. PI( KEII.G, j -ATTORNEY AT LAW, Nofary Pulilic and Lin1 Surveyor. ; Office removed to corner of Miin treei, over Uarouo & Co.'s Ptore. and Pieh mari5tf W. SHEPHERD, M. D.; i i.PhysIcIaa and Siirgeon, fTTt.LSRORO, OHIO : K "lee OD Short Street, two door. we of M'"h Sf OFFICE IIOL KS From 6 to 9 A. M 1 to i P. M., to 8 P. M. and all day Saturday. decSyl I- i:i!lcott House. MalnSirept, - HllUboro, O. A. T. COOK, Proprietor. i feMy fc. fi. Matthew. RSNBI M. HlTKfllN. JH ATT HEH'SA ni GIS, ATTOBNEYS AT LAW, Office corner of High and Short Sub., np stairs. I Cvrus Tiewby, ATIOUEY AT LAW, Vffce in Sroith New Buildiup, 2d story, fihlyl V. H. COU.I.NS . IlABXAN Collins &, Harman. A TTOKXEYS Ar j,4 n OflJee .var Evatu A Kerria' Bauk, Ntry Pu!i(ic in the office. IIiliabo,ihio decirvj IIEMtY A. SIIEPIIEKD, A ttorney . t Iiaw, HILLSBOROTTGH, O. C-ffice and residence on Main Street, between Rich and Ka-st Slieeta, firt door west of "llanley lilt. A. tVA., Stirseon Dentist. trfflce Cttot Mara an High Streeu, up stairs, over " o rerrjaa tuui. au, v,Jli V A li- Fe.irnwy 9, 1871. feli9yl : Dr. S. J. SPEES IXr.'1-1- onw enve his entire time to the practice t ,(i4 bia Profession, fie has had extensive experience and will give special attention to the inaaTmeui ot Jhroiuc iuseases. Vn-rioa At tbe Palace Iirnpstnre, Hiirh Street, "Hit main, itesideuce West alnut St. near lh e.hlic School iloaae, Llillbboro, Ohio, jalsyl . -HI OXLT-i HINT'S l win be at alt flmes supnlied with Ihe choicest of ii.su and CLUED MEATS the market af- luki, Mich as 1 - Vttvli. &c, At the old stand on South Hiirh Street, Hiilsboro. I W ill ii i ! I'udf rsiold ! 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Though ffrief and pa sion there : pel; I only know w loved in vain -1 ouiy leel Farewt-lil Farewcli! -Biron. A RESCUE. BY L. A. KELLOGG. 'Wliat place is like a railroad depot u which to study human nature ?" I marked to Hush. 'as we stood on the platform waitin?; oar turn for trans portation. Hereupon I commenced this interest ing study by stai ing at everylnidy in general and pretty girls iu particular. Ihe pretty girls found my study of their faces rather disagreeable, I sup pose, for I met a decided rebuff from a little golden-haired, blue-eyed fairy, who turned to her companions and called out: "See here, girls, here's a specimen of human nature in the raw state." '"Complimentary, Tom, by Jovel" said IIui;h, as I turned my observations another direction, attracted by a lady who was leading a liitle boy and carry ing a basket of refreshments. 'What a pleasant study you are hav- ing, Tumi Shall you have the problem solved when I get back this evening?" I looked up, and there was Hugh's handsome face smiling upon me from one of the car windows, as the train moved off. I made a dash for the cars, and succeeded in reaching the re;ir one, aud in pitching headlong into the lap golden hair aud b!ue eyes afore mentioned. Imagine my feelinsl What a situa tion for a sensitive young gentleman! As the cars stopped at Beech wood Station all the passengers made a gene ral rush for the door. .Much to my av toiiishinent, I was takeu up by the crowd and deposited on the platform J!j Jupiter! the first foot I moved I put smash down on the white muslin dress of golden hair and blue eyes, tear ing and spoiling it irremediably. She uttered a little scream, and on recognizing the author of the mischief. exclaimed, "Awkward brute!'' and gathering up her ruined train disap peared in the crowd. '"By Jove, Tom! you're in for adven tures, I should think," said Hugh. ' Do you know who that lady is?" said he. Xo; do you?" Yes; she is Miss Nettie Wiiford, and that little gipsy with black eyes ind curls is her sis er Frankie, daught of Judge Wiiford." "Nettie Wiiford!" I echoed in sur prise, for Nettie Wiiford was the belle N , and I had otten expressed a wish to make her acquaintance ami 1 had made itl Was there ever sue!; an unfortunate mortal? Will my lii"ky star ever predominate? I walked to the grove in a stale of mind better imagined than described. had made niy.self supremely ridicu lous in the eyes of the lady I most wished to ple.tse. On reaching the highland overlooking pond on which our pleasure party was to sail, a loveiy landscape was un folded to my admiring gaze. A beau tiful silvery lake lay at my feet like a jewel in its emerald setting of waving grain. "How beautiful!" I involuntarily ex claimed, but hearing no response from Hugh, I turned aud found that he was engaged in saluting a lady, whom I re cognized as the "gipsy," Frankie. On the shore we found ti e party as sembled, patiently awaiting their turn embark. After a time the ladies weie stowed away, their little musical screams and shrieks hushed, and the fold of a refactory crinoline an- justed when the snowy sails were un furled to the soft breeze, and the little ala fleet slowly left the shore. .Tndire Wiiford was seated on mv ighl, and Hugh and Miss Frankie on left. Father; where can Neitie be? I not see her in any of the boats." J us at that moment, b frre the judge could -eply, I saw shoot out from a lit tle cove a fairy shallop, rowed by the missing maiden. It is the nymph of lake, thought I, as I gazed on the white-robed figure. "Trx-re, father, there," said Frankie. As 3he neared the party, tbe gentle men shouted, aud the ladies waved their handkei'chiifs. She waved her snowy plumed hat in return, lost her balance, trembled, swayed, fell the blue waves closed over the bright vision, and the boat drifted away. plunged iu madly but missed her, came to the surface in time to see sink for the second time. in to of or in of Of his a but the not the the it, are It was m that moment of peril and danger that I knew I loved Nettie Wii ford as I bad never loved woman be fore. I waited breathlessly for her to reappear. The seconds seemed aes till the circles of the waves told, me she was there. I reached her just :ts the white f ice rose for the last time. I clasped one aria iiround the loved one, and with tlie oUnf struclc out for the shore. By an almost superhuman ef fort I succeeded in reaching it,-' and placing my unconscious burden in the arms of her agonized father. His face wore a grave look as he took Nettiu's hand and searched in vain for the pulse. His directions were quickly ob.-yed by his assistants, aud at length their indefatigable exertions were awarded as slowly the frozen life-current warmed in the blue veins, anil a lain L llusn stole up to the pale cheeks, the eyelids quivered, anJ her blue eyes opened once more. 1 stole away, thinki-g that such a re union would be too sacicd for stranger eyes to witness. I was soon recalled by Hugh's well known voice, saying: "Raymond, this way." - . . I retraced my steps, and found that Miss Wiiford had entirely recovered, and the Judge was inquiring lor me. "My child," said he; s I entered the room, '.'this is Mr. Raymond, the gen tleman who so bravely risked his life to save yours." Ilercheeks flushed as she recognize 1 the hero of her adventure during the day, and her voice trembled as she said: "i'ardo'i my rudeness this morning, md accept my thanks for so noblv res cuing me from a watery grave a debt which I can never repay." "There is nothing to forgive," I said as I kissed her hand. "It is 1 that should "ask your pardon for my awk wardness. In saving you I only did my duty, and I beg tiial you will not men tion it again, for the pleasure of saving a life so precious amply rewards me." "Mr. lliyinond," said the Judge, you must allow me to thank you. Words cannot express my gratitude. 1 hope that sometime I may have an op portunity of showing by deeds that I am not ungrateful." "O, sir," said Frankie, "how can I ever thank you for saving my sister." I assured her that it wourtl be an easy task, and after having run a gauntlet of congratulations and thanks, retreated with H igh to the picnic grounds. leaving the rest of the party to follow at their leisure. The remainder of the day passed pleasantly to all. I was made happy by Miss Wilford's agreeable soci'y. but at last the delightful day came to a close, as all delightful davs must. As 1 parted with my new-found friends, I received a cordial invitation to visit them at their residence, an in vitation I was not slow in accepting and improving. Need I tell you, kind reader, how, ortor rrr--i.hi.it inp-. I studied law wilh the Judge, anil meanwiiue siuilieu a far more interesting page with hi love ly daughter. j a oy Carious Episode in Insect Life. A curious circumstance is said to have occurred in a silk factory of M. Gaiihaldi, at Cremona, says the Liver pool Mail: It is positively stated that in that factory a quantity of silk worms, instead of forming the cocoon, as usual, actually wove a kind of silk ribbon of the breadth of ten inches, and the length of upwards of twelve feet. In the course of the inquiries made in the matter, it has been elicited that a similar phenomenon, only on a much larger scale, took place at Alexandria, 1S33, in the si k factory of Dr. Gilo, where the silk-worms wove a ribbon two inches broad, and upwards of sixty feet in length,- part vt which is now preserved in tlie Museum of Natural History at Turin. " m for the Eastern Swords. There have been some curious fea tures connected with the sword m uin fiiclure in early times, says an Eastern traveller. The Damascus blades, and the Toledo blades, have each in its own particular sphere acquired great fame for their excellence; the keenness of the edge and the extensive aud perfect elasticity having been carried in them the utirost point. We have all read Orientals wearing their swords twisted round their waists, or even coiled up in their turbans, so great was their elasticity; and swords have been made so keen as to cut a silk shawl in two, while resting lightly on the edge. Such, at least, have been the reported wonders; but the Easterns. may prob i bly in this, as in many other matters, embellish their stories a little. Musical Animals. The fabled feasts of Orpheus are not. perhaps, so wondrous as they at first appear, says Leeds Mercury. Certain notes, for example, sounded on a flute other wind instrument, will cause a dog to set up a lamentable howl, evi dently from the p.iin it produces, either the ear itself, or the nerves co nect ed w ith it. Tlie war-horse seems to de rive new life aud vigor from the sound the drum and trumpet; and at the circus, two horses will not pace regu larly w ithout music. Outrageous bulls have likewise, in several instances, been calmed into gentleness by music. this musical feeling in oxen, Mr. Southey gives a singular instance in letters from Spain. The carts of Corunna make so loud and disagreeable creaking with their wheels, from the want of oil, that the governor once is sued an order to have them greased; it was speedily revoked, on the pe tition of the cartels, who staled that oxen liked the sound, and would draw without its iiiumc. Even fish, upon good authority, ind pendent of aniphion and the dolphin, and of old harper, who, as ihe ball. id has "harped a fish out of the salt water," said to have shown signs of being affected by music; and seals crow tied lo hear a violin, as we are told by Mr. Laing, in his voyage to Spi zbergen. Scoresby, junior, also tell us I hat music, particularly a person whistling, draws them to the surface, and induces them to stretch their necks lo the ut- most extent so 11s to prove a snare, by bringing shooter. them within reach of the The Pirate King. This name seems to have been justly earned byKydd. He w;is a native ot London, and was born, as nearly as can be ascertained by vague records, in the year 1G-1S. From boyhood he evinced a loudness lor tlie sea, and ran away from his home to ship as cabin boy, he wasyet Lot thirteen years of age. From that position he became the most notorious pirate that ever plowed the sea in search of plu-idur. He was an excellent navigator, a good disciplinarian, and a most plausible man. He was thus enabled to interest William of Orange, a prince who was noted for his cupidity, aud who was then on the throne of England, in his schemes. He represented to tlie king that he would subserve the cause of re ligion and commerce by giving him a free commission to sail the seas and rid them of pirates. To this William ac ceded. Once fairly embarked Kydd acknowl edged no master but himself.no purpose but to rob and steal all that he could, no responsibility to either God or man. Ostensibly he was to clear the seas of pirates, with which at that time they were infested, but he robbed and plun dered indiscriminately, until it has been estimated that he possessed him self of over twenty million of dollars. This treasure he buried somewlnre on the coast of New England or New York. Portions of this wealth have beeu dis covered, but not more than one-tenth of what the daring buclianeer secret ed. He not only attacked other nir.tti- cxl vessels, but also robbed regi I ir traders and merchant ships of all na tions, and upon all se;is. The authori ty which hist commissioned him strove in vain to recall hiin. He would acknowledge no authority what ever but scoured the seas iu an unscrupulous career of robbery and murder, until his name became a ter ror to all navigators, attacking Spanish galloons, Portugues fellow-corsairs, and the very merchant-ships of England, for whose protection he had teen orig inally employed. Kydd filled his ship to the full with Indian treasures and African gold aud Spanish dollars. For live or six years he was master of the ocean, accumula ting enormous treasures. Early in his career he had quarrelled with the earl ol Bellamo it about a woman, and had made that powerful noble, then gov ernor of New York and Massachusetts, bitter enemy. The latter persou hearing that Kydd had muidered his boatswain, m.ide s.renuous efforts to ar rest him, in which he was finally suc cessful, and brought him to justice in .he year 1701, when he was hanged in jhains at Executive Dock in London. Quiet Girls. The quiet girl is generally worth studying, and will frequently astonish those who pretend to understand her. rising to heights, w hen she is sum moned thither, which are unapproach able to her complacent and courted crilics. Yet it may happen that quiet girls of the best type may lack the wit, Ihe adaptability to that with which they have no sympathy, the gllbness, that unlimited faith in themselves which must be possessed by those who desire to attract the notice of the. more shallow portion of society, who believe noisy girls. All quiet girls are nof. endowed with genius aud the virtues, some ai3 simply fools who would be noisy enough if they could find any thing to say. Bill w e protest against habit which prevails of slighting quiet girls and speaking ill of them be fore they have been fairly tried, and of paying sickening homage to the con ceited chatterboxes of little moral sense and principle. Whi e noisy dam sels will often turn out to be gaudy im postors, many quiet ones will amply re pay the time, trouble, or love which one may bestow upon them. Real Estate. When William the Cjnqui-ror had finished parcelling out the principalities of England among his Norman lieges, the Doomsday Book enumerated 4o,70G ow ners of real estate outside of L u- don. Eight centuries of civilization have reduced that number of landhold ers to 30,770, and 1 ind-lmriger, as the Germans call it, is steadily diminishing that small number. In this country, in addition to the land-owners of the thir teen original States, 1,100,000 pieces of real estate have been carved out of the wild lands eastof the Mississippi; and, west of the Father of Rivers, at least GO0,O0J more. It is safe to say, there fore, that there are to-d.iy not less than 2,000,000 owners of real estate in the United Slates as against the 30,000 of England; and we add more than 50,000 to that number every year. The great majority of these cultivate their own landsand dwell beneath theirown roofs. Every man of them has an interest iu the stability of that government thai gives them certainty of tenure. Apple Ion's Jiturmd. The Maniac. Once, on a dimly-lighted bridge, a traveller met a man whose fantastic costume astonished and somewhat alarmed him. The wind blew high, and the waes rolled turbuiently under the solemn timbers of the old arches; black and sullen were the waters black and sullen was the sky. The man wore a red shirt; a handkerchief was tied with fantasti exactness about his head, ami under it stood out his wild elf-locks. black as the night, the sky ana the waters. Startled by this apparation, at an unseemly hour, the traveller stood appalled, and each surveyed the other on the long, dismal thok.uighfare. At Inst a peal of sharp laughter filled the air; he of the red shirt sprang forward, laying both hands heavily upon the un prepared stranger, and cried out in un earthly tones, "Man, man! did you ever thank God for your reason?" "I I never did!" stammered the traveller, striving to regain his self- possession. "Then, thank Him now Tshouled the j and. standing back to make a ! leap, his last cry rang on the night, as j he yelled: "for I have lost mi'ie!" Anil l.e sprang over the bridge wilh the heaving waters, ! se moaning surge sino.hered his dying struggles. j Reader, did 'on ever thank God for your reason? If not, "thank Him now." j Philanthropy of Common Life. j which they are obliged to live. Thev i think that if they could devote t hem when j selves entirely to what are called the la- There are those says Orville Dewey, who, with a kind of noble but mistaken jiispiration, are asking for a life whi- h , shall, in its form and outward course, , be more spiritual and divine than thai bors of philanthropy, to visiting the poor and sick, that would be well and worthy and so it would be. They think that if it could be inscribed on their tombstone that they had visited a million couches of disease, and carried balm and soothing to them, that would be a glorious record and so it would be. But let me tell you that tho mil lion occasions will come a , in the or dinary paths of life, in your houses and by your firesides wherein you may act as nobly as if all your life long you had visited beds of sickness and pain. Yes. I say tlie million occasions wii: come varying every hour, iu which you may restrain your passions, subdue our hearts to gentleness and patience, re sign your interest to another's advau tage, speak words ot kindness and wisdom, raise the fallen, and cheer the fainting and Sick lu spirit, and soften and assuage the weariness and bitter ness of the mortal lot. Ihese cannot indeed be written on your tombs, for they are not one series of specific ac lions, like those of what is technically denominated pnuauuiropy. jJut m ihem, I say, you may discharge offices not less glorious for yourselves than the self-deuialsof the far-famed Sisters of Charity, or than the labors of How ard or Oberlin. They shall not be writ ten on your tombs; but they are writ :en deep in the hearts of men of f. lends, of children, of kindred all round vou. Artificial Eyes. Between 8:000 and 10,000 eyes are sold annually in the United States. An eye maker gives one in 12-3 as the pro portion of one-eyed people. Compu.ing ;he population of the country at 42,000, 000 'his rate gives X50.000 as the miin ber of persons with only one eye in the Republic Consequently, white 100,000 people supply their optical deficiency with an artificial eye, 2J'j,000 go with out. In proportion to the population, Hie eye-maker said there are more one- eyed people" in I'aterson, N. J., than in my other town iu that or any other country. All towns that have many foundries and factories, and whose air is impregnated with soot and smoke. count their one-eyed inhabitants by the score; but I'ateism is ahead of the rest. The eye-maker knew of the three proprietors of a single foundry there each losing an eye. Pittsburg comes next. In this city one-eyed folks abound in the .neighborhood of manu facturing establishments. Once he had four patients from near a foundry m U est Eleventh-street alone. Not only the foul atmosphere destroys the sight, bui flying pieces of metal burnt out ihe eyes of the workmen. An im porter who sells 1,500 eyes annually, sends one-third to Canada; Chicago takes 300, and Cincinnati more than St. Louis. New Orleans, Nashville, and other towns west and south buy the remainder. The color for eyes most in demand is what is known as "Irish blue," a peculiarly light azure that predominates iu Ireland. The average cost of an eye is ten dollars. He sells comparatively few eyes in New York, as New Yorkers prefer to have their e'es luade to order. Sad Accident to a Proof-Reader and Compositor. I "From the samplo trunks in the ball ways of the hotels, we should judge the drummers from New York houses have arrived in town," was the innocent par agraph a Western editor wrote for' his pa per. When he returned from dinner the grinning office boy announced to him that four gentlemen were waiting to see him. Where.are they?" asked the quill- driver. Well," said the imp, "they've been smoking in the composing room till the compositors have sneezed all the type out of their sticks, 'u they've sent me out six times for beer, .'n now they're playin' draw poker with the foreman on the imposing stone." "Very well," said the editor, bringing a large club in the corner more to view, to ' remarked to his visitors: ; "Gentlemen, theie are not many en niaKiar; tertainments in this town. now. but a proof reader and a compositor are to be buried to -morrow, and if you care for that sort of thing wi should be pleased lo see you at the funerals." And he sat down to write an obituary notice, while that night "through the cold and heavy mist" four gentlemen bought railway tickets for Chicago. replacing the paper cutter with a bowie knife, and half opening a drawer in which reposed a revolver, "3I10W 'em in." Four gentlemen in very plaid suits, with very large diamond pins and very loud watch chains, with lockets at the ends as big as dollars, entered, the fore most layivg a card on the desk, in scribed "Sharp, Chisel & Co., 1001 Beekman Street, New York, Hardware aud Cutlery," In small letters, and "l'resented by Geo. Gouce," In very large ones, asked "Are yon the editor?" The journalist looked at the party quietly, as if calculating the cost of their grave clothes, and answered, "I am." " "Here is a little paragraph about commercial travelers," said Mr. Gouge, pulling a paper from bis pocket, "which me and my friends, who are members of the Temple of Honor, and belong to the Young Men's Christian Association of New York would like explained." The miserable man took the paper mechanically and. gazed at his para graph, which the printer had set as follows: " From the simple drunks in the hall ways of hotels, we should julge the drunkards from New York houses have arrived in town." Quietly taking up his revolver, the editor strode upstairs two saarp re ports and heavy falls were heard, and the journalist returned and pleasantly ' I ! I ! 1 I The Little White Mice. Twns nijlit In t'hesil-nt city. The fi .ewulk covered with ice. As 11 little Italian boy chanted, 'yijnior:! my pretty lite mice!" In 11 box from afitn'njr dep-ndlng; His pets and breaii-wbincrs lay. On criuntn train lite scum store feeding:, . Warm nestled in wool ana hny. Cp statrgvred a wcllilro-sed rowdy, Excited by drink arid play. One kick sent the little box spinning. And the white mice scampered away. 'Twas a stro' e of exquisite 'imor A J'.--t with a flavor of art. Thus to s?e the little Italian Go off with a broken heartl The boy sat down on a door-step. And his icars fell fast like rain. Oh, CioJ! are there none la the city To pi y and soothe such pain? A girl s:'t down lside him. As she passed on ber weary way, Sh" pia'-ed some ooins in his grimy palm And wiped hii teavs away. For she thoug t of the little br ther With whom she used to play. Ere the spoiler came to the homestead Ou a black and weary day. "Oil. beautiful, bountiful lady!" The U' tie It.i tan siii-L "May our Lady hex choicest blessings Upon aud around yuu shed." But th- younfr jrirl said with a shudder, "I wish that I were dead! Nor penace nor prayes avail mo. And blessi urs come all t o late. On u.o forever, forever Fast locked is the Golden Gate." Nay for thou still hnst charity. In spire of the soil of sin. Ana the jtate may turn at that Uessed word. Aud welcome the wanderer in. American Cultivator. Which is the Longer, the Index or Ring Finger! The question thus brusquely put has embarrassed even the specialists. A glance at the hand will give very differ ent answers. Some will answer the in dex is the longer, others the ring. If we consult classic works, we find as follows: Weber says the ring finger is a little shorter than the indic. Ger- dy says the index is shorter than the ring. According to Cains the index is longer; according to Henie the index is shorter. Ilyrll claims that the index is shorter; while Sangier, with Alix, teaches us that the length of the two fingers is about tlie same. Iu his biographical note3 concerning the great painter, R aphael Mengs, Ca- senova relates the following story: "I remember one day having taken the liberty to remark to him, after studying one 01 ins pictures: by, the hand is deformed; the ring tnger is shorter than the index." 441. li ri 1 . . . .u, sa:u ne, -you indulge in a pleasantry; look at my hand," and he stretched it forth. His ring linger was snorter than the index. ell," said I, conf used, "I am sure I do not differ from the other sons of Adam." nence, then, am I descended?" he asked. " Ma oi," said I, exam ining his hands, I am at loss to know to what species you do belong, but surelv not to mine." "Then your species is not the human pecies," he replied, with some asperi ty, "for the hand of bjth man and wo man is just like this." "I wager you one hundred pistoles, you are wrong," I said, warming up myself. Furiously he threw away his palette md brush, rang the bell, and summoned ill his servants. Out w ith your hands," he ordered. His anger became high w hen he saw that on every hand the ring finger was longer than the index. Then, recogniz ing the absurdity of his angry conduct, said, deprecatingly: "Well, I am glad I differ with the rest of my race in one point at least." So it may be seen that it is imprudent answer too lightly this point in es thetic anatomy. Ecker has the merit of having made the first careful researches to determine the relative length of the fingers. In studying the hands of apes he observed that. the index is always shorter than the ring finger in the gorilla, chimpan zee and orang outang. An investigation made by one of his students in Phila delphia on twenty-five negroes and twenty-four negresses gave the follow ing results: Among the twenty-live ne groes, the ring finger was found longer than the index (eight millimetres ou the average) twenty-four times; once only was the length of the lingers the same. A Ducking Stool. Iu the crypt of Warwick Church, says a correspondent ot Hie Ualaxy, he mighty arches of which spring from one enormous pier, there is an article which lias long gone out of use w hether advantageously or not I shall not venture to say a ducking stool, made for the public discipline of scold ing women. This is one of the only two, 1 believe, that remain iu England. It consists of a strong oaken frame 011 low wheels, from which a seat rises upon an inclined beam that works upon a pivot or axle. The scold was lashed into the seat, and then the "institu tion" was drawn to the riverside at a conveniently deep place, and rolled iu until the patient sat just above the water. Then the land end of the beam was tipped up, and consequently the other end, with i;s lading, went down under the water, w here it was allowed 10 remain not too long, and was then raised for breathing time. This process was repeated as otten as it was thought beneficial to the lady under treatment, or necessary for Ihe peace of her family and neighborhood. Whether husbands ever interceded for wives thus disci plined, as wives do uow sometimes for husbands who are unreasonably inter fered with in the gentle sport of black ing their eyes or kicking their libs, is n t recorded. -What a -Heaven is a Tea is a very accommodating plant, both as respects climatie range and the nature of the soil in which it is planted. It is found growing Irom Pekin, which frequently lias winters of Russian se venty, to Canton and M icao, where the sugar-cane ami pine-apple liudsut j licient heat to tender them sure and proliinble cri ps. The plmit seems quite capable ot '.withstanding winters of very intense Most, pioviied the summers are ol s llieient duration aud he it to mu lture pei lectU the new ! -formed wood which 11 luaKes A ny country, it would seem, thereloi". i. 'ving a long and hot 'summer and :v' cold winter can grow tea. to i in I j-aried I il be the Henry Wilson once said very finely "To bean American citizen is as good as a title of nobility in Europe." In two recent attempts to sound the ISorthern Ocean with lines one mile and a half in length, no bottom could be found. Joseph Gillott, the steel-pen manufac turer, who died in England a few years since, owned a private art gallery, val ued at ?500,000. Edwin Adams was for a long time a very stupid stage supernumerary, and had not the patience to commit even a few lines to memory. Hlsgeuius seemed finallyijo burst, forth all at once. A Danbury man describes a church festival for raising money as an opera tion wherein one half the church buj-9 benies at fifteen cenU a quart and sells them to the other half for a dollar. It is said that the pain caused by the sting of a horse-fly may be instantly alleviated, and the swelling which often accompanies it speedily reduced, by simbly rubbing the injured part with tlie juice of an onion. Broom-corn was introduced into this country by Dr. Franklin. While exam ining an imported corn-whisk he accf den' ally discovered a single seed, which he dan ted in his garden, and from which the rem was propagated. The cabbages on the Island of Jersey grow on stems to the height of ten or twelve feet. They cut off the lower leaves for tlie cattle, and hence one can walk under the vegetable itself, as beneath a tropical grove of palms. So certain is the crime of listening to carry its own punishment, that there 13 no pointed prohibition against it; we are commanded not to commit other sins, but this one draws down its own correction, and woe be to him who in fringes it! Wire ropes for mines, elevators and tire transmission of power are now being made of the comparatively new alloy, phosphor bronze. These ropes are said to retain their pliability after long use, and toresist the action of the eorrosive waters found in mines. They have what is called a" rai.fing tree in the island of Tierro, one of the Canaries. It never rains there, but these trees ar always surrounded by low-lying clouds of mist, and their leaves gather the moisture, which con stantly drips from them into reservoirs prepared to catch it; these are never dry. Here is a good one from Loudon Fun: First Fisherman: "Wot was the lady savin' lo yer Billy?" Second F. "Hants to paint my piiter. Never k no wed 1 was so 'ansonie afore!" First F: "Thought I'd seen her somewhere! That'" Vadame Toosoo. Wants yer in wax u.r th chamber ef 'orrors.'" An English undertaker, to prove that he was patronized by famous people, exhibited in his show window the lid of the coffin in which Titiens was to be buried. lie had a card attached bear ing the great singer's name and the fact that he was honored with the patronage of her friends. What comes next? The royal plate of Windsor, which is kept in a tolerably sized room and an adjoining closet, is valued at 1,750,000 sterling! There is one gold service. formed by George' IV., to dine 130 guests. Some pieces were taken from the Spanish Armada, some brought from India, Burmah and China. There are thirty dozen of plates, which cost twenty-six guineas each plate. 'The art of feeding milch cows is not tltogether understood by the dairy men, 'said one ot tne best micK pro ducers. "While some cows will eat a peck of meal a day, and give an in creased quantity of milk, others fail to digest as much." It is with feeding cows as it is with manure and fertiliz ersall beyond a certain amount i3 wasted, so far as the immediate return concerned. Experience demonstrates that not nnve than one in tnree or tour or our native cows transmit their milking properties, while, on the other hand. thoroughbred buil of a good strain will transmit his best qualities nine times out of leu. This is an unan3wr- ble argument in favor of the use of horoughbred sires. Grade sire3 are s uncertain and unreliable as common native sires. An Irishman called on a lady and 'enlleuiaii, in whose employ he was. or the purpose of getting some tea and obacco. "I had a diame last night. vour honor,'' said he to the gentleman. is it, Pat?" "Why, I drained that yer honor made me a present of pound of tohaccy, and ber ladyship blts her! gave me soruetay for the good." Ah, Pat, dreams go by contraries, you know," said the gentle man. "Faith, and they may that," said Pat; "so her ladyship is to give me tobaccy and his honor the tay!" The great galaxy known as tne Milky-way, fonuiuga luminous band which nightly stretches across the heavens from horizon to horizon, has existed there since the earliest known ages. The reader will tin 1 its course mapped out on any clesii il glob. It composed of stars invisible singly to the naked eye. There are only a few thousand stars actually visible to hu man sight. Ilerschol observed 116,000 stars p.ussthe field of his telescope in quarter of an hour, while directing it the densest part of the M. Iky-way. Glorious ami wonderful as babies may be, as ev ry new baby unquest ionably is. it is fortunate they are not the tnaiket. If they were, how quotations would be, or rather how impossible it would be to estab i hsh any quotation at all! To use the ,..,.,., nr ll., ofi- .ot Iwhlru iviillld ferocious bulls, and non-holders con- ! tumacious bears. There would be no middle ground or common base of operations. Theie would be neither bids nor offers, no huytrs, no sellers; market would-be liretii-vably and incessantly oil. bv try it it be its st e i isf t! wis it sue t1 has to in the able [From Harper's Weekly, May 4. Leadership. There has been nothing recently more numerous than tbe statement that the leadership of the Republi can pirty was to be offered to the Fresidtnt " It was not mentioned who was to offer it, nor upon what conditions. But it seems to be tolerably clear that an Administra tion which has settled the Southern question upon constitutional and Re publican principles, which, without the aid of the only Republican branch of Congress, will soon see specie payment resumed, which has broken up Congressional dictation of patronage to thj Executive, is an Administration which can be disown ed by tbe Republican party only at the cost of total and contemptuous de'e it at the polls. The Republican assaults npon the Administration have been foiled. Its opponents have all denounced, derided, sneered, and shrugged, but the Admistration has quietly held its way, as Mr. Foster truly said, without scandal or evil rumor, and with an honest purpose that no man can dispute or deny, even if without that tact and vigor and consistency which its friends would gladly' see. The leadership is to be offered to the president, hut what ought to lead the Republican party if not a faithful redemption of the spirit of its pledges? It asked for wise pacification of the South, and more has been done to restore real peace and harmony than any body believed to be possible. It asked for Executive independence in nominations, and that independence has been recovered and maintained. It asked for a steady and continuous progress to specie payment, and it is at hand. But while the Administra tion has been honestly moving in this direction, how have others proposed to lead By sustaining the Silver Bill, or by saying nothing about it ; by fighting vigorously for "the rna ehine ;" by assailing cabinet officers for doing their duty, and crippling their efforts to save publi j property ; by ridiculing reform, and scoffing at pacification, and sneering at the President as a goody goody Sunday School superintendent. What else has the leadership done ? What measure or policy or snggestion of public importance or national advan tage, tending to give the Republican party a juster and stronger hold od the country, has proceeded from these who have been busily decrying the Administration as feeble and un Republican and ruinous to the par ty ? Results that every p itriotic American must approve have been accomplished. A better national feeling than this country has known for more than a -generation has been reached. Great progress toward a restoration of financial confidence, ir - dispensable to the renewal of indus try, has been secured. Unconstiu t'oral Congressional control of the Executive has been repulsed. A general feeling of hones' er tone in the management of great departments has bein promoted. And ail that the leadership of which we Fpeak hns done is to proclaim that the Repub lic m party is not responsible for thest things ; that the President came in a bargain, and that he and half of his cabinet are really Democrats iD disguise ; that what has been done is not the fruit of Republicanism, and that if the Democrats want the Ad ministration, they are welcome to it. This is a leadership thr.t had already bought the Republican party to thr- verge of total defeat, and the only ihanr-e for continued power that the party has lies in the belief of the coun that the Administration, which this leadership opposes, really n presents Republican feelirg and purpose. lu tne congressional ejections oi this year, therefore, the Republican candidates will be strong with the people in the degree that they are known to be friendlv to the Admin istration. And by this is not under stood the p.pproval of every act of the vdmiuistration, not an assertion that is in e very thing consislenf,nor that lias not made mistakes. What wi undt rstood if, that the general spirit and purpose of tie Adminis tration are approved as patriotic, con- titutional, and t xpedier.t, and that policy of true pacification, of hon- finance, and of Executive inde icndence ought to be vigorouly sus iined and more boldly prosecuted Those who desire eood results of ie Administration should strength it by showing that it h-s tlie j public approval. That approval, however, must not and will not be misinterpre 1 1 as a sign of i n ire s t iction, or as an acknowledgment j at what has been done is all th it txp cted and demanded. But, will be an encouragement to pur- a course more fully in harmony j the anticipations that attended j e inauguration. Republic in can-; didat-, on the other baud, wliosym- j pathiz-j with the hostility that beea Jisplayeil towarJ the Ad ministration, find who are mi lei stood pr fer the leidership repres n'ed Mr. W. E. Chaodh r's letter ami Senatorial ill-feeling, wi'd be un-, to command the hearty support' of Republicans who believe that par ty exists for national ends and not for personal advantage." The Admin istration certainly deserve?, and' we believe enjoys, the confidence of the country, not only as well-meaning, but as well doing, while the Senators who are its most conspicuous Repub lican opponents have lost strength in their own party in the degree of the virulence of their opposition. They are said by their friends to represent old-fashioned Republicanism. But in fact, under the circumstances of to-day, they really represent reac tionary and retrogressive Republicanism. Vienna. The first impression of Vienna, says the Popular Monthly, is, that it is like Paris. The streetsare lively, the build ings handsome, and some of the people very French in their appearance. There are, indeed, a great many French peo ple there, and one hears the language continually iu the street and in the cafes. There is a large per centage of the peo ple who are Italian, or of Italian blood, and the Vienna German is not the light blonde of the North so much a3 the dark hair, complexion and eye3 of the South and East. There is a supera bundance of Jews, as there is in all German cities. In Vienna they seem to crop out more a3 individuality. Since the tearing down of the old row of Jewish houses in Frankfort, the Jew of that city has become absorbed in the general population. In Berlin he is individualized only as an old-clothes buyer at the street corners. Jew and Gentile are commingled on the street and on the Bourse. In Vienna, howev er, they form a more prominent feature of the landscape. Date trees commence to yield fruit about five or six years after planting; but it is not until after twenty or twenty-five years that they coma into full bearing, then they endure for about 1-50 years. A date tree in full bearing will produce eight or ten bunches, each containing from twelve to twenty pounds of fruit, which, at an average of 144 pounds of dates per tree, is at the rate of nearly three tons to the acre. The manner of milking exerts a pow erful influence on the productiveness of the cow. A slow and careless milk er, or one whose treatment is harsh, will soon dry up the best of cows. The animal must be approached gently, never struck or abused, while the ope ration of milking should begin gradu ally, steadily increasing in rapidity, until all is drawn. If the milking is performed in the stall, it is a good plan to feed at the same time with roots or hav. Experiments in the miuiufacture of artificial mineral waters were made as early as the sixteenth century, but they have been produced in prelection only within the past fifty years, since chemical analysis has become an opera tion of minute exactness. These wa ters have some advantages over natural mineral waters. The supply of the latter exported from the springs ot Continental Europe is inadequate for the demand, and most natural waters lose materially by bottling. An old turkey-raiser gtves the fol lowing experiment: 1'our turkeys were confine 1 in a pen, and fed on meal, boiled potatoes and oats. 1'our others, of the same brood, w ere also at the same time confined iu another pen, and fed daily on the same articles, but with one pint of very finely pulverized charcoal mixed with their food mixed meal and boiled potatoes. They had also a plen tiful supply of broken charcoal in their pen. The eight were killed on the same day, and there was a d.rference of one ami a half pounds esich iu favor of the fowls which had been supplied with charcoal, they being much the fattest and the meat greatly superior in point of tenderness and flavor. Young Folks' Corner. Original or srN'crt'd contTihn.ittnp for the Yonniy Folk's Corner" re nolicile d fmm our yourj read er, and a!fo frf'm "iit h of nnr older reaiifp as hrtve not tonrorten that they were once yoamr peo ple. The ftn-wer?-nni?t aJwHT aec.-mi-auy i'r,,h ienis, KiMtrmrt;, rh irMile-, sc., tokre'h'T w irh tie real mime ot the writer, nrr for ptmiicaliuu, luit tor the private information of the editor. tf J. W.," Hntrhlnnd's ('rotinir. O.. sent correct answer to Mathematical Query No. 1 of May Itb, hut it wat received too late f'r publication Ja-t week. lie airo sei.r correct aiitvi r to I'reMem No. U of M.ty 9ih : Fniii.-r's ije, 4-"' jeais; son's ni;e, IS year. No ailfvwern hnvp yet bei-n reetivrd to froMem No. 2 u;.d Mathematical Query No. 2 of May '.trh. Cannot some ot oi:r youn mathematicians tackle them successfully? ' PROBLEM. R.-q;iir-d. the side of 'he 'an t cn! that can in diameter. J. W he hew n fro'ii h i'-eie Is" Ko''ljiuu(i's I n.ssiin:. ENIGMA. I am comjHied of kit'VHii letter. 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