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Do They Blind-Some Interesting Experiments. V. hile walking along tlie wharf it Cleveland, )., about liltv years be:'). I ws asked by a man if I did tint wish to buy two pet rattlesnakes. I re; !h .l HO. TIlO qill'st'on W.'IS no llOVl'l. how oxer, 1 turned 1 a k to see xvhat lie li.nl in a box some txxn feet vi pin rr. lln with drew tin1 si on top anil through the glass worn seen, ended up, n j-potod rattlesnake somo three to four feet in length, with nix rattles, and a 1 duck rattlesnake two to two and a half feet long, with throe rati Ic. I boiiglitthem to settle a dispute then being discussed in the papers xxliother they went hi. ml ill August. I paid the price. t:c dollars, nnd sent tlietn on one of inv rnnal boats in Circlox iih', ).. w here I resided. Some of my friends said the man claimed to he a .snake charmer and followed it as a business to take them for sale, lie seemed a quiet, modest man. His only reply to m y inquiry as to the modus operandi was that he could lake them with impunity wlierc er lie found them. On my return liomn I caught ainoino and int, it in the box with the snakes. It remained a few days uninjured and I guve it the freedom of the warehouse. 1 hose pet snakes remained from some time in April until September, over four months, without drink or nourishment other than the dust of the warehouse. Some time in August a lilm came over the eyes of the snakes, which increased to a heavy white scale. Their skins be came dull and ru.-ty. I do not recollect now lone; they remained in this condi tion. think, however most of the month, w hen I discovered I hey had shed oil' tneir old skins nnd had bright eyes and an entirely new dress. This last operation was completed most likely in one night. Jf it hail been gradual it would have been observed, as they were in sight of several persons all the time. It was conjectured this snake-charmer extracted the fangs in some way. Some years ago I was shown the skull of a rattlesnake of enormous si70 by Dr. Ha- Iiell, of Humboldt. Kan. It fiad been idled in Western Kansas during the war by some one of the Union army, of which he was a surgeon. It had, I think ho told me, twenty-eight rattles. it was tin old settler, and or such iin inen.se size that the doctor preserved it s skull. On each side of the upper jaw was a row of fangs decrea-ing in size gradually until not larger than a needle. Nature provided for this means of de fense so that if the larger fangs were de stroyed others were ready in turn to supply their place for years. It settled the question that the snake charmer's means of handling snakes with impunity w as not by removing t lie fangs. As a cont l i but ion to natural philosophy I can certify that rattlesnakes can live in good health for over four months without drink or food ; that in August they go blind for some time, their eves covered entirely over with white si aies, followed by tin; shedding of the entire old skin of their bodies. Having accomplished my object I pre sented tiie box of snakes to a young friend of mine in Virginia. 'The slide was secured and it w as sent to his friend in New York. "Glass with care." That was the last I heard of them, fur which I was truly thankful, as about the same time a valuable life was lost marked by a present of a similar kind. Mr. Wainwright, one of the most enii- ncnt physicians of New York City, re ceived from his brother a large rat.t le tiiiake, sent here from Savannah. Ho took it to the hotel to exhibit to his friends. On trying to get it back in the box from which he had very un wisely taken it, it struck him on the hand, and doubtless on an artery. He went home, nnd surrounded by his family and many prominent phy sicians, d'od in a few hours, sitting in his chair, lie described all his symp toms and feelings until death canio. nothing could be more intensely inter esting, as well as horrible, than the ac count contained in the papers at the time. Death from this poison does not result from increased circulation, but from its liiiul suspension, from coagu lation of the blood. Dr. Wainwright gave an intelligent and scientilic des cription of its progress from thoe.xtreni ity until just as his heart ceased to beat. It produced very great excitement all over the country. Southern papers claimed that liquor in large quartitics. to have kept up the circulation, would have cured him. A man of the South took large quantities of whisky to avoid the horrors of death from a snake bite, and was cured. This is the origin of t his remedy, which is now generally used. Chicago Inter Oram. FOR ANTI-VACCINATIONISTS A Few Facts Showing the Beneficial Effects of Vaccination for Smallpox. While the deaths from smallpox la-t year throughout the entire (icrmaii Em pire averaged one or two a week, and never exceeded four, there died in Prague, n city of about l.'7 . ( t inhabi tants, no fewer than SJS persons be tween January and June, besides n;t in the last four montiis of ls..s;. Between October 1. and March SI, I SSI, ,riti cases nearly all children under live years of age. were admitted into the Polyclinic Hospital wards under Dr. (ianghofuer. Of those .VJ were unvacci nated and 4 vaccinated. "J of t in; latter, however, not until alter infection. Of the ;VJ unvaccinated II (Jl per cent.) died: uf the vaccinated none. 'There is a strung local prejudice against vaccina tion, with which several medical men, we n gret to say, sympathize, Buenos Ay res is a city of iiliout the same size -namely, -.'sV.oimi inhabit ants; and vacci nation is nut compulsory, and is unpop ular. While the births hi 1 : were close, on 11, (Kin, the total number of vaccina tions and revacciuations Wi.s K.Cl:). The ditfiths from all causes were X.'JIS. or :.'H per l.ooo, ami tim-e from smallpox 1, 17, or h per 1. oi hi of the population, I and is prr cent., or nearly one in live, I of tin' total deaths. In" Prussia the! mortality since ls7.) has been from o.Jl to ;t.t;.' per luii.iiiio yearly: in Austria, .r..'"7 to ;o.x;5. In Berlin, in lss', it 4Vas O. l:l. and in Vienna I ox. ".".i per lno.ooo. Since ls.i not a single Prussian soldier has died of smallpox; in the Austrian army ID to 17 per loo.iioo annually, and in the Trench 'J to L'7 have die 1. ---llrit-.st M, deal Journal. - - - . - The "law of the road." At. tmder toild in Pennsylvania, was laid down by Judge Piddle of the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia a few dy ago. It is to t he clleet that person.: iiicoting on the highway must each keep to the right. This rule is muddied in the ease, of a footman or a horseman, who can not compel a teamster w ho has a heavy load to turn out of the beaten track, or even a light wagon with a heavy draught. If a horseman or light vehi cle can tmss with safely on the left of a heavily-laden teuiii it is their duty t give way and leave the choice to the xuore unwieldy vehiula t A REMARKABLE DREDGE. How the Canal Between Buzzard's and Massachusetts Bays is Separated. The grotes-pie. but powerful elevator dr ;ge (the only one of its kind in the, world) for the last twelvemonth has been sticking its nose into the Sand wich marshes and eating its way through the blue cl ay at Si'nssRt Harbor in the at tempt to build the Cape Cod ShipCanal between Buzzard's nnd Massachusetts Bays, by which coal rnny be delivered to all our Kastern factories and homes at a much cheaper rate than now. Money saving to ship-owners, and the saving ot the lives of our hardv sailors from the sandbars and gales of the out side cape from Chatham to l'rovineo lown, undoubtedly emphasize the neces sity of the present venture. Your cor respondent paid a visit to the work to see. what had actually been accom plished. The whole length of the canal (seven miles) is about ItiJMHI feet. This does not include the approaches to tho canal. Of this distance nt least, 2, M feet have been already dug. 'The canal is to be .Mill feet wide and twonty three feet deep. That there will be considerable bottom cleaning in the section already dug is admitted, but the width seems to be what is called for, and sullicient. for two of our largest ships to pass each other easily. The turret of the dredge, as we ap proached, loom 'd up over the bare, brown lulls of Sandwich Neck like the pumping house at the mouth of a coal mine. We boarded it from a boat, to lind it at work .with, its nose against a clay batik, twelve feet under water. The dredge ilself, costing some till, 000, has been often described. At base it is nn immense tlat or canal boat, low in the water, ntiil this bottom supports three decks, the two upper lifted on Stout, high columns, and between these a tnedly of running gear, spouts and troughs, with tho dredge ladder, the heart of tho wholo allair, running from prow to turret top, at an angle of rather more than forty-live degrees. Over this ladder runs an endless chain, descend ing on the upper nnd rising on the un der side of the ladder to the turret. On. this chain a-e fastened forty-tive strong iron buckets, a little liko an English coal-scuttle when upside down. Each bucket holds about two-t hirds of a cubic yard of earth, and all the buckets make the whole ascent and descent of the ladder in about four minutes. The ladder itself may be de scribed as the fossilized trunk of an elephant, which shows .motion and dynamic action only at the nose. With the dredge at work one sees a long lino of these reversal buckets creeping slowly but constantly down the ladder on their endless chain and disappear ing, one after the other, under the water. As they disappear over tho ladder's snout, which thrusts them against the clav or sand, as the case may be, each lills its month full, and moves on to ascend on the ladder's under side to the turret. At the turret's top there is a tank or hopper, sav ten feet square, and as each bucket passes over this tank liv a self-acting movement it drops ils load and passes empty on its chain to the upper ladder's s de and begins to descend. Into this hopper, meanwhile, three powerful streams of water are forced by three steam pumps in the hold, and, strange as it may sound, we uv? these streams take the toughest clay and marsh sods, crumble them in bits or lluid mud and force them through an aperture on theopposite sale of tin- hopper into a stretch of steel pipe (twelve inches diameter), nnd then along these pipes down to the water level and on lo dry land three hundred feet away, where," in the form of liquid mud. it Hows across the marshes. An after visit to the place of this mud exit showed many acres of ground covered with these cv'.ixat ions, pile I up from one to thirty feet deep. Indeed, as the canal is 'dug, it is likely that hundreils of acres of marsh land -most, indeed, of the marsh between the canal and the beach -will by this process be lifted above tide-water and made into a line farming country. It certainly looks so. To prevent this semi-fluid mud, before it hardens, from (lowing onto tho line of the canal, a stout dike' of marsh sods at least a mile long and some six feet high, has been built against it, and the dike in due time will reach a mile farther across the whole marsh to tin; upland. A stroll over the dump showed the tremendous force xvith which the earth is thrown through the pipes. The tough marsh sods were broken into bits, and the largest of them looked very like dead bantams in a cock pit. As the whole action of tho dredge, as far as its man- I tigers went, was tentative and ex peri- i mental, there was at lirst much trouble ' with these pipes, which would some- j times burst and throw mud and water ' liftv feet into the air. A wrought-iron ' bar two inches in diameter and twelve 1 feet long is shown, which, accidentally 1 lost in the hopper, was driven by tho water pressure through all the pipes and their curves, and, finally bent and broken, was tossed out at the exit in tho mud, much the worst! for wear. Kach length of. pipe is now provided with what mechanics call a "ball joint," , giving greater flexibility of movement, I and by a careful adjustment of curves in the pipe line and new protection for it as it passes over the canal basin, trouble from this quarter has lonr since (cased. Usually in all such exoaxa- i ions the earth is put in scows ami 1 towed away. The sooxving is computed to cost two-thirds of the x hole, expense. ! By the arrangement of pipes as just de- i scribed all this extra expense is avoided, I and here, it is claimed, lies one of tho main mercantile values of tho machine. A few machine items more may in terest. Tho ladder nose over which tho buckets crawl, each to eat its mouthful of clay or sand, by a simple arrange ment of millevs on the main deck, moves sideways just four inches after every bucket seizes its load, and so backwards and forwards across tho whole canal width until in successive layers, the whole mud is taken down to the canal bottom (twenty-three feet be low mean water). On the same deck, by an equally uccurate mechanical ad justment, one can always see at a glance at what depth the buckets are excava ting, and a man's hand or. a lever raises or lowers the ladder to the depth re quired. 'The nose of the ladder and its buckets are held to their work in tho bank by a simple arrangement astern, whereby against a spud or heavy oak spilo tu the mud as fulcrum, u scries of iron cogs pushes the whole boat ahead or withdraws it, as the need is. Tho dredge requires eleven moil to run it, and consumes about three tons of coal daily. 'The expense, therefore, is easily calculated. Its excavating power is es timated to be from 7,ooo to M.OOO cubic yards in twenty-four hours. It has not as yet .run day and night., though eloo trie lightji have been put on board in anticipation of such increased industry. Cor. Jlonlon Atverti.er. VANDERBILT'S WEALTH. The Enormous Accumulations of the Chief Million-Ire of the Day. IPs fortune whs at one time planed nt as high as .'oo,oo0,000, but a Rood judge lately said that ho thought $1."0, 1)00,000 was now nearer tho mark. Still ho is the richest, man in the world. Noneof the Rothschilds ever had any thing like his wealth. The banking , business of that famous house still, of I course, goes on in Pondon, Paris, and Vienna, hut it, is now in the-hands of (young men of tho Rothschild family, and its wealth has been disl ribiited ! among quite a number of its members by will, as one by one, the older men ' of the linn died. The combined capital of that family is now about JJ.'iO.ooo, ! 0 HI. and some writers have declared ; that Mr. Vanberhilt's f irlune exceeded : that of all the Roth-ciiilds put together, , but .this is an exaggeration. It would I not be at all surprising if Mr. Vander ! hilt's wealth should, before ho departs this life, fully justify such a .statement. but for the present it is enough to know that he conies as near as he does to the tigures mentioned, and that he is not only far richer than any single mem ber of Ihe Rothschild fain ly, but is, as already stated, the wealthiest man in the world. None of the traders of an tiquity of which we have any record, none of the present linaneial barons of Prance or Pngiand, none of the monied prim es of (ierinanv, Austria or Russia, or of the world of haute finance nnv- where, can really compare w.th him in point oi personal possessions, win ,ionn v actio vystoi w it ll ills lot I une OI -T ,000,- tioo was, forty years ago, the Vander bilt of his day, but even after making due allowances for the greater purchas ing power of money in those times ho came nowhere near the enormous ac cumulation of the- chief millionaire, of to-day. His wealth is largely in Government bonds ami railroad securities. He lakes an inventory of his wealth oneo a year. In January, bSS:l, ho tohl a friend' that he was worth .!) 1,000,000, and added: "1 am the richest man in the world. In Kngland tho Duke of Westminster is saiil to be worth .t'JlKl.OOO.OOO, but it is mostly in land and houses. It does not nay nun two per cent. J. Ins was an unusual outburst of boastfulness on his part. A year ago ho had $34, 000, Ot Hi in ; 4-per cent, bonds, but tho amount was afterward reduced to :13,- j 000,000, partly for the purpose of aiding !" his sons who' lost 10,000,000 by Wall j Street speculations. Later on, however, tie purchasei! aDuut lo.ooo.ouu more of Ihe 4-ner cents., ami he has besides .jl, 000,000 in the Government bonds that pay three anil one-half per cent. His Government b:)tids are worth, as near ns can bo stated, 170,000,000. Ho owned a year ago 210,000 shares of Michigan 'Central slock, :I00,000 shares of Chicago and Northwestern, 200,000 shares of Lake Shore, :tl),000 in the Chi cago and Rock Island road, 20,000 in ihe Delaware and Lackawanna, besides some 20,000 shares in other railroads, so that in all he held, approximately, 810,000 shares of railroad stock. A large part of these he still owns, though he is reported to have sold considerable Lake Shore stock. He owns. 22, 000,000 worth of railroad bonds, it. is said, besides :!,200,ooo worth of Slate and city bonds, and has $2,000,000 in various manufacturing stocks and mortgages. Ho valued his house on Kifth Aveiiuo at .;), 000, 0(10, tho art gallery being worth, with its contents, l,(IU0.O00." He sold Maud S. for 10,000 last year. His ordinary ex penses in a year, he has said, were 200.000, but his ball given in INS;! cost him . 10.000 extra. Mrs. Vanderbilt's diamonds arc valued at $1.50,000. Ho wears none himself. A Wall Street statistician, in referring to Mr. Vander bilt's wealth, said: "l roni his Govern ment bonds he draws 2,072,000 a year; from railroad stocks and bonds, .7,V)!H, 000; from Miscellaneous securities, !jt.57l5.(i!l;i; total, in round numbers, $10,- .'ioO.OOO a year. His earnings are thus .2S,000 a day, . 1.200 an hour anj !f. i. a minute. This was a year ago. when his wealth was reckoned at 200, out 1,000. The value of his securities has decreased since, through the hard times. The depression in trade has not improbably reduced his wealth nearly $.50,000,000 but his fortune and his income aroof course still almost fabulous. A'. Y. Cor. Ln cliaiiaoli.i Journal. i j I j : i ' j r ; , , : i ; ! 1 i i j 1 I I ' j I j 1 I i Coal-Tar Chewing Gum. The Standard Oil Company is a big thing on wheels when you get to talking about oil, but it is just as big relatively speaking when you get into the province of chewing gum. They control nearly all of the refineries, and it is from thorn that the gum is evolved, so to speak. Tho refiners take tho residuum from the crudo oil nfter tho refined article has been made, and work it in an agitator, producing a certain grade of paraline, a wax-like substance. This is sent to two linns located in Bos ton and New York, who put it through another relining process and then scent tho stuir, cut it up into small pieces ami then retail dealers take hold of it anil make thousands of giddy girls happy with "sonieth'ui to chaw." The wax, as loaded on the cars, is worth seventeen cents a pound, but when put through the second relining process, its cost is thirty cents a pound. A pound of re lineii paraline will sutlicefor the making of live hundred pieces of chewing gum; so tho protit in the business is apparent when you recollect that it retails for one and two cents a stick. I'Utntmryi Lis l(itch. It Treatment of Hydrophobia. A native surgeon, M. Nursimula, has written a letter to the editor of the Time of In lut, from which it would appear that he has treated successfully a case having all the symptoms of hy drophobia. The treat ment adopied was the subcutaneous injection of the six teenth part of a, grain ot atropia. Tlie breathing became infrequent (twelve per minute), nnd the pulse slowetl to tho rate of fifty per minute. A quarter of a grain of morphia was injected hypodcr micallv as an antidote to the atropia and tli is was repeated several times. The symptoms disappeared the third day after the onset of the maladv. The patient was a soldier, aged twenty-four, who had been bitten by a dog the week before the symptoms resembling hydro phobia appeared. The I.nnret "com ments thus on this case : '-Jf the case were one of hydrophobia, it must bo allowed that the period of incubation, was very short; the dog is not stated to havo been mad, and it must not be for gotten that the presence of symptoms closely resembling, if not identical with, hydrophobia, does not firtivc that the case i one of genuine rabies." FOR OUR YOUNG FOLKS. PIPI POPI FLIPPERTY FLOPI Song of the Corn Popper. f lpt pop! fllpp.-M-tv flop! Hern inn I, nil renilv to pup. (iiris ftml hoys, tho fits' lnirn rlcar; (Ollhcr itl.fiit I lie I'tiitunev In re. Ililt ones, little tines, nil III ft row. Iltipnw-tiyl iMipavvayl hern wo rn! I"'p ! pop! ttlppeny flop! Into Hie Inn I Ihe itei in! ttrtip. Shnrp inn) hiitil flmt yellow tttiil Oman, Must B ty Ihi'v tliin't look irooil Hi all. lint, wail till I hey hurst Into wiirm white snowl Hop away! pop away I here wejrol I'lp I pop! fllpprrly Hop! hon't Ml ten too t till ; shut tlown tho top! Ihikn out tlie eoitls in an even hetl, i opw jimiow anil ruev re'l. SIih.I your pviis from tho flerv irlow, Hop away I pop awtiyl here wo tto! I'lp! pop! flipporty flop! HhaUe tun ptemtllv: tto not tnpt llitekwaril anil forwanl, not up find flown; lion'! let tun ilrop. ttr vou'll hum It brown, Never too h.tfh ami never too low. Hop uwayl pop uwnyl hero wo go! Ptp! pop! tllpperty flop! Now they n re stttKi nif. anil mmti they'll hop. .Hit the kernels tieinn lo ftwnll. Ho! at Inst they tlie ilanoiittf welt. I'lidsnncl tlullHor feathery Know, Hop away I pop awnyl hero wo go'. Pip I pop! ftlppnrty flop! All full, little ones' Time to utopl I'our tint the snowy, f eathery mass. Here in a treat for 'hut anil lass. Open your mouths now. all In a row. Munch away : eruneli awnv! herewpffo! ixiura h. oWmris, iti i iruttt g ( nmjxinVm. HOW BENNY RAN AWAY. HOW BENNY RAN AWAY. His Week's Experience as a Wanderer. and How Glad He Was to Get Back Home. room ami up to the stove. Charlie, curled up in a big chair with a picturo Governmeut book, looked tip, saw him, laughed at him, pointed li s linger at him and said: Shanit;! dirty thing," which made Benny very angry. Benny's motner was very neat, and It was cold nnd rainv that morninf. the morning that Benny ran away, and this w as how it happened Uenny and his mother lived at Dr. Grey's, and tho doctor's littlo boy, Charlie, and Benny were great friends but this particular morning there had been a quarrel, and Benny went off to me Darn, it the truth must be told, sulk I ing and refusing to play with Charlie well, not lor a long tune, not before din ner, at least. But it was cohl at tho barn and he soon started for the house. Now, he had been up on the hay-mow while ho was at tho barn, ami so" started for the house covered with dust. It rained on him, nnd he got his feet muddy, ami alto- c-ethcr it, was rather a dirty-looking ienny mat walked into the sitting- coming in just then and seeing how dirty ho look nl. scolded, and tried to make him look somewhat cleaner. But Benny ditbi't like to have his face washed nt an . time, ai. l this morning he was so very ci jss, and nindeso much fuss and noise that the doctor, sit ting by the window studying, alter look ing up sternly once or twice, rose, set Benny gently outside the door aying: "There! stop there until you can come in and be quiet." Oh! how angry Benny was. Ho ran to the barn nnd "walked nround the floor for a long time. How shamefully he was used what should he do how mean Charlie was to laugh at him and the doctor had treated him still worse - what made his mother stay th'Te he wouldn't any longer Mrs. Gray, too, she was kinder to him than tiny of the rest, but she always made him go to bed at eight o'clock he wouhl run away, nnd then maybe they would be sorry where should ho go perhaps he had better go down South-that gentleman visitinir at tho doctor's the other day said it was always warm there. Benny" had heard him say to tho doctor: "To one who has never visited the South, it is truly surprising the dill'eience of climate one finds stnr't j ing from here some uight and traveling until some time the next day. ""Well," Benny thought he could stand it to travel one night and part of the next day he would go at once, so oil' he started. He heard Charlie calling him as he started but he only ran tho harder. Ho went across the liclds most of the time, for he was afraid of so many people and teams. , In tho afternoon he began to get rather hungry. But about four o'clock he nu t a little girl coming from school. She called to him, and gave him what was left in her lunch basket. Sho tried to coax him homo with her, but he would not go. Ho found a barn stand ing in tho middle of a field and slept there that night, nestled down between somo hay nnd straw. It was late when he Woke tip tho next morning, for ho had got very tired the day before. H s supper, had been rather light, and lie felt terribly hungry. Where was ho to get his breakfast? Perhaps if he stopped at the next house they might give him something to cat; he wouhl try. But hero he received a terrible fright. He was scarcely inside the gate w hen a big boy coming out of tho house, saw him, and cried: "What are you doing around here? Clear out! We don't want you! Towsor, here Towser!" Benny ran away before he had got half through, but ho heard tho dog barking and expected to be over taken every minute. But the boy, evi dently satisfied, called the dog" back anil went oil' in the opposite direction whistling. Poor littlo Benny. He had been so frightened and ran so fast he thought his heart was surely coming out of his mouth. As soon as lie dared lie stopped rest, down by a bank anil some bushes where he was sheltered from the wind, for it was growing colder. It seemed to him as though lie had not rested at all before he heard the sound of wheels coming down the hill beyond. Ho crept around to the other sitle of the bushos and lay peepinf out. was Dr. Grey. Oh dear! would he see him w as he looking afti r him? He thought ho had got so far that the doc could never come, but in reality it was only a few m les from the doctor's house, alt hough it seemed such a dis tance to Benny he wished he, knew how his mother nnd Charley ami Mrs. Grey were the doctor is looking in this direction - will he see me?" Lvidcutly he did not, hy he drove right on, and after a w hile Benny started out once more. Ho must have something to eat About noon he saw a house that ap peared to have no one around, lie ventured int the yard after a time, and found a piece of bread and a cold pota to by tho kitchen door. Beunv was too hungry to be very particular, but he couldn't helo think ing of the nice bread and milk Mrs. Grey gave him. The snow was beginning to fly and it was growing so cold. Benny "thought that Le iinint lind a place to sleep, early. How cold ho was, how tired ho was and how hungry lie was. He wondered how much farther he would have reach "down South." to go to Tho barn nt which ho stopped that night was old and dilapidated. Tho miuw sifted through wide cruvicos over the hay mow. Dr. Grey's horses wcro very gentle, and he had often gone tip In t he utall beside them and laid down. It would havo been much warmer than on the mow that night, but those were strnnge horses and or.e of them kicked at liiiu that night as he passed through the stalilo, so Benny dared not attempt to get very near. . He came down from the mow all covered with snow the next morning. A pail of milk was standing on the barn floor, where the farmer had left it for a few minutes while lie gave tho cuttle some fodder. Benny stole a drink, and hurried awny. lie was much discouraged; ho was t hungry, he was just starving, he thought; he hail frozen one car the night before and he didn't seem to get "down South, '' where it was "always warm;" it had grown colder eversiuco he started from the doctor's. The result of his meditations you will see when I tell you that just one week from tho time ho ran away he was seen to walk up tho gravel path loading to Dr. Grey's sitting-room door. He was ashamed to go in. What would Charlie say; he looked worse than he ever did beforep Ho sat on tho step for a minute or two nnd then began to cry pitcously. The doctor himself opened tb door. "Oh! ho!" was all he said as Benny walked past him into the house, Charlie jumped up from the hearth-rug, and hugged him, calling: "Why, Benny, where havo you been? I thought I had lost you," and then hugged him again. His mother came running to meet him and commenced purring loudly, ad walked up to Dr. Grey, who sloped nnd patted her, then sho sat down by the stovo nnd called Benny and began 10 wasn nis lace, just as sho rtid a wecfe before, and Benny submitted without any fuss this time, boon Mrs. Grey came in. he jiettod him and tlien brought him a saucer of milk. Oh! how gootl it tasted, and ho was so glad lo get back. There wasn't a happier kitten in tho world than Bcnnv'that day. lolcdo Made. A CUNNING HORSE. A Mischievous Colt Which Could Be Many Remarkable Things. Did you ever own a nice horue, who was full of fun and minchief, and whoso eye seemed to have a laugh in itP Lot mo toll you about such a one. She was as b'ek as jet; she had a whito star in her f. .c, and a white stocking on her left hind foot. She was round and plump, and very quick in her motions. She could trot, rack, pace and run, and uniler tho siuhlle was a charmer. Her name was Juliette. As a colt she took the lead in mischief. She could untie a bow-knot, even when the end of the strap was put throtijrh the loiirh and drawn hd tightly. l!ut .she was not so foolish as to do this when there was no occasion. u... i:...- i. .. l .i ii . uiiui lui'iiinjr ner w uen uie ouier horses were fed and then step out of ii,., u.,r t, o f.. ,,. . .... i ii Z7,Z ' S, V rr . . V iiiu iii n stall wiiii Huouier norse, neip ing herself to his grain. She had three associates, w hom she led into mischief in the night. She would open the burn uo-.r wii.cn was astened with a hook Fl drawing out the pin that fwdd it. She would let down the bars with her teeth, and lead her three trusting companions into tho grain field. There they wouM be found in the morning, while she had returned to the barn before tho bovs c., . . , Were up. She had such an innocent 11. ...U 1 1 1 U . iwuiv wunu rcut? nan uffii 011 mese excur sions that it would call forth one's ad miration. When I rode her to bring b;ick the colts she seemed to know what we were after. She would gn quito di rei t to where those wicked colts could be found, and we would chase them homo iu a hurry. Une ni";ht a mysterious noise was heard at the barn. Horse-thieves were not unknown, and, as we had the best horses in the neighborhood, great anxiety was felt. Father drew himself softly out of his warm bed. Revolver in Land. L. went carefully . and quietly out of the house, followed by a courage ous bull-dog. You can imagine his astonishment when, instead of linding horse-thicyes, he found Juliette, standing with the raised pump-handle in her mouth trying to pump water; while the three colts, with unbounded conlidence in her abil ity, stood at the trough watching her with expectant eyes. Our LiilU Ones. I j ' i I ' ' i HOT DRINKS. HOT DRINKS. Why They Should not Be Indulged to-How They are Hurtful. A correspondent of Knowledge calk attention to somo of the dif advantages of hot drinks. Cold drinks, he says, are natural to man, though most people nowadays are so used to hot drink, that they do not feel satisfaction, really stimulation, unless they havo them. Hot drinks are injurious to the tongue. or they deaden its sensation, and, after aking hot soup or drink, the tongue ecoiues quite numb, and unable to aste tlie liner flavors of a dish. Tbe teelh aro erreatlv injured bv them, and many demists say carles (decay) is due to them alone. They crack the enamel, and thus allow c iries to set in. When caries h:is once set in, hot drinks are a common cause of neuralgia. Hot drinks are especially hurtful to tho stomach. They cause irritation of the nerves of tho stomach, and conse quent mild inflammation of that organ, so that after a hot drink the stomach is red and congested; intimo a debilitated condition is wit up. A temperature of 1UU degrees Fahrenheit also destroy. the active ferment of the g.istrio juices pepsin, and so leads Ut indigestion. If the stomach is at all disordered, hot drinks give rise to much griping pain, and iu many cases to voiuitinsr. In uses of diarrhuia, too, hot drinks only increase it, w hile cold ones tend to less en it. Thirst is not common in winter, un less sug:iry, salty or spiced foods have been t.ikeu. Iu cold weather tho air contains mure moisture than iu hot, and in cold weather there is less er.spira tiou. Hot drinks increase the volume of lieat in tho body, and if that is not required, it is quickly got rid of by the kin. Water is tho best thirst-tiueneh- cr, hut if simple food be taken, the need of drinks will be small. Many vegeta rians drink nothing from month to month, tho only fluid they get being the juices of the fruits which they eat. Hut pleasant drinks like tea, collie, etc., may be taken lukewarm for a 1"; time with little apparent damage. The least injurious is cocoa, made with milk, aud allowed to stand until nearly cold. 'A good test is to apjily tho little linger to tho drink, and if it be not hot to it, then it may safely be taken. Uoniot itudyet. m Lieutenant Schwatka has presented to tho American Yacht Club the Na tional Hug which he had planted at the nearest point to the inagnelk) JNWtU l'ule yt't reached. FOR SUNDAY READING. A WONDROUS TELEPHONE. Oh. tint Hlmm on (lTi7.hn, i- inn linly lull, hen one Wwy n-mu-lit Willi jrrnpings d,m, 1 u it It ttr mnnkf mm 'I choral h,v in n, Thy r'omMl'l lnct, worship Tli Thou who nrt Tho iiw of IhiuoI piill. Thf T tnpl-i veil If rnt fvpnrt, J h, mystery of priu-f Xn fvry hninhliv rnnt-'ttn hnrt Thou hiir-l'lliy tiwi-IMiiif place. ATnvo tho oltv'f towrr nnd npircfi. Outline) trn in h1 tho nkv, A nutoof network run tlin wires. Alert with 1rnnKO rlrrtrlu tires., Anl Ut nnd frothey hvr Their tiwhbmkoh. So from below Up l the tli rone on lilirh, tnro potent thim thee rurrenta, gpo The Hiihtle lines of pmver, And rvery tr"Hth of Joy or woe Ih liofird and un.swerod tli era. Oh, power divine to mortnlB prlvon. Oil. wondroiJH telephone! Thou i h nil our hopes of enrth nre riven. We hold communion Htill witU Heaven, And know Itcyond R ffHr Ttmt nil things t-eemimr Rood or 111 iShtill work forfo: alone ' To film who loveth (led, who otJll IV llh IovhI heart doih hear The voice that rnaketh known Ills wtll To every Imtenlntr ear. Mr. Jb. U. IHUnbut-y, in CmtiQrr&itioruiiifrt.. Sunday-School Lessons. SECOND QUARTER. .April rnul at Home Art 1S; lfUl Way 3 OlxNlienco Kpn. 6: 1-H May 1 ( hrit Our Kxamplo 1'hil. 2: 6-lrt May 17 hriMtian Contentment. ..I'hil. 4: 4-W May 1?4 The Kjilthful Siivintr .1 T'in. 1: 1-tf May 81 raufBt 'hariretoTim thv.2 Tim, 3: 1-8 June 7;od's Mewmure hy liin Son. Hen. 1: 1-4 June 14 The Priesthood of Oirint. Heh. 9; 1-12 June 1M hrifltfan Frorrss 2 pet.: 1-11 June 'Jx Kovtew: Service of Son if, Missionai v, Temperance or other Loasoua wlocted by the rWjhool. CHURCH DUTY TO YOUNG MEN. Suggestions for Attracting and Holding Suggestions for Attracting and Holding the Young-No Effective Substitute for the Power of the Gospel and Christian Living. Thcro is manifest reason why, in Western towns and cities, special effort should be directed toward young men. They constitute, numerically, a large part of every Ptich community. They are a large factor in tho present energy ana tile of tho town, and in a few years they will control its commercial and public life. They are, moreover, subject to pecul iar temptations. Tho machinery of evil is set especially to snare them. This is true, of course, of tho grosser forms of evil. Temptations to intem- Eerance, and licentiousness and gam ling allure them on every side. These dens fatten on the blood of young men. But it is true also of temp'tations of a more reputable, but well-nigh equally fatal, sort that there aro set for young men. Enervating amusements that steal the time, brains and money: false ideas of commercial success and low standards of commercial honor; sliding scales of conscience; shallow and fet tering social life, almost demanding tho ..,,,1.1. ., . 7, T Lr' b fr.l.Vr ana ol'" r bko forms of temptation pave a p-nteel sort of way to the demorali r, ana so to the liual ruin of multitudes of the capable and goodly young men. As against these forces of evil, and ns against intellectual unrest and doubt als0 the chureh npnd t o , S-'tinn vigor. The young man savell from these various snares brought into the church not only, but up to a high standard of active and aggressive Christian living would constitute the best defense of the truth. For the sake, then, of their uersonal salvation, and muii, ui Liieir perse .1,.. . ..i. .1. . OillvU Ul LI1U f the tone which conse crated manhood would give to church me, ana tlie answer it would give to skeptical cavil, there is a peculiarly loud call to the church to give herself to the salvation of young men. The lirst thing to do isto get hold of the young men. And if we used as much energy anil ingenuity in our ef forts to attract them to the churches as the world does to draw them up into its ways, the churches would be full of them. In this, as in other forms of church work, it is personal interest that i.;ll t..ll A 11.. 1 1 ... t 1 ,. stens. mcnuiy nana ana voice, an assurance of welcome and interest that is heart dec), will as certainly bring young men into church as the opposite spirit keeps them out. Hut after all, tho chief difficulty is in keeping the young iu tho churches. By early education, association and habit, they come readily into the church, l'erhaps they graduate from the Sunday-school to the chureh serv ice. But presently tho -strong world pull comes. Their pleasures, perhaps their business, seem to antagonize their early habits. Pretty soon thev slip away, go to church irregularly, perhaps not at all. How then shall the church hold on them be strong enough to keep them in spite of the strengthening se ductions of the world? 0 It is often attempted along social lines. They are not to bo despised or neglected. A cordial greeting in a church parlor to a young man who vibrates only between the store and a cheerless boarding-house is a mighty counteraction to evil. Hotter yet is personal interest in the young men on tho part of families iu the church, by which home-parlors aro occasionally open, and opportunities given for the amenities of social life. At tho same time these are only accessories, and should be so regarded. The real power to hold young men in church is the power of the Cospel, as it appears iu tlie pulpit, the Bible-class and the vigor of Christian living. There is no effect ive substitute for this. And it comes at la.st to the simple fact that the attraction to tho church center will be according to the force of the Christian life to bo found there. Even tho ungodly will flee from a lifeless or inconsistent church. They may bo personally indifferent to tho claims of the truth, but having gone to chureh, they do not seek a sham. They will be iulluenced only by a great reality. And certainly if the aim of church work is the salvation of souls, only that church will keep the respect of the keen young life about it which works steadily toward that aim. With out that, all else is but the rattle of ma chinery, with no power. And direct and earnest efforts put forth to hriii" young men to Christ will succeed. Such cllorts will lind potent allies in tho memories of home, in tho force of early training often, and ih the natural long ing of young lifo that has not been w holly corrupted. l'.ut after the young have joined the church, tlie work that on tho part of church officers requires most wisdom and skill is the work of training. Young life is full of energy. It wiUhave au outlet of somo soru Training is to give it tho direction of noble living and to U'ach it the best uso of its power. That is partly a work of teaching. To this end (a.sMe from pulpit instruction, which is always supposed,) the best bruins of the church should be at the service, of tho young. In tho Kabbalh Bchool, and In special classtwi for special Hihlicul instruction tlie best fur uiohed luiudii of the courgutiou would find splendid scope for their best pow ers. For this work the men are needed who nre pot only good, nnd capable of giving vnluabht spiritual lessons, but who are so well informed of the con tents of the Itible nnd ils points of con tact with current thought as to lie ahla to give satisfactory answer to tho mul titude of questions which throng every intelligent and inquiring mind. liut training implies nrtire than teach ing. How shall the knowledge bo con verted into power? To this end, ill every church young men should bo banded together in some way for the exercise of their gifls and for their mu tual help. The Young Men's Christian Association is tho magiiilicnt illustra tion of what young man can by organi zation do for each other and for others. And where such associations exist, they supply a splendid training school. Hut each church rnny also have its own band. That while the association does in tho large, for the young men of the town, a young men's band may do for the youth of the particular congrega tion. What form it shall take and what work it shall undertake aro questions which circumstances must answer. Civcn the enthusiasm natural to young men and tho counsel and impetus which come by organization and tho work will be both discovered aud done. (7w cago Interior. HIDDEN IN THE HEART. Where to Treasure Up the Living Message of God. Hut, although you must hold the Bible in your mind and in your viemory all will be of littlo uso until you hide it in your heart ; nnd that can only real ly be dono by loving it, and living it because it is really a messi ge, sent bo you from your Father in Heaven. Sup pose that when one of you bovs grows up into manhood, ho loaves his home. and goes out to Australia and INew Zealand, nnd becomes a sheep-farmer, as many young men do. Ho is a good son. we will sav, aud Joves his mother. and feels very much parting from her; but he knows that she will write before ong, and tell him all that is going on iu the old country, and givo him ad vice, and assure him of her unalterable affection. And so she does; and after a time (for tho post is not quite so regu lar there out in the bush as it is with us in London) the letter reaches theyoung man. JSow you all know how ho will value it and treasure it; how he will read it over and over again, and carry it about with him on his travels until it becomes at last yellow and worn at the edges, and is almost ready to drop to pieces with age. And you all know why this is. It is because it is a mes sage from one who loves him, and w horn he loves. And he does not read the letter because it is his duty to do so, but because it is his pleasure also. Mow, my dear children, if the Spirit of God has taught you and mo that the Bible is really a "loiter to us, full of kind messages from the Saviour who loved us, and gave Himself for us, you may depend upon it, we shall not read it merely because we ought, but because it is a delight to us to do so or iu other words, we shall "hide it in our heart." licv. (jordon Ca'throp, in the Quiver. Religion Not Gloomy. "Look at old Mr. Blank! Why, he is the picture ot melancholy! I tell you that religion is a damper to a man's spirit, and makes life dull and dreary. Holy men aro always moping." So said a youth who wanted to excuse him self for not attending to the concerns of his soul. 1 called him to me and bade him stand still awhile, and hear how well I could practice the art of reason ing after his own manner. Then I said to him: "1 know a florist who just now wears deep mourning for his deceased wife; thereforo tlowers are wretched ob jects, and all tlorists are widowers. 1 know a draper who, for a time, carries his arm in a sling; therefore silks and cottons havo a withering effect upon tlie limbs, and all mercers are mou of one arm." The ingenious youth could bear it no longer. Ho cried: "Non sense!" Yet 1 had only plowed with his heifer, and used his own logic. I could have proved a great number of absurdities in the same way, but he had. not the patience to endure" more of it. Tho fact is, that some few believers are of ;a gloomy constitution, or are in peculiar trial, or have declined in grace, and these are sorely sad; but the rule remains that the way of Godliness is the way of peace, and ho that labors to bo holy is in the road to being happy. The excuse made by ungodly men that re ligion would mako them miserable, is so bad an excuse that it is worse than none. To excuse our rebellion against God by slandering His people andlibei ing His service is to add sin to sin. tipurgcon. -- . GEMS OF THOUGHT. Where thero is no Christian Sab bath there is no Christian morality, and without this free institutions can not long be sustained. McLean. Thoughtlessness is never an excuse for wrong-doing. Our hasty actions disclose, as nothing else docs, our ha bitual feelings. J. 1'. Fields. It is the prerogative of God alone to truly comprehend all things. To Him there is nothing past or future. Everything is present- Cervantes. IOve is like a miititnr. nlir ; drawing the portrait of a friend having n 1.1..V..I..U i 1 , a uuTiumii iu una eye, would picture only the other side of tho face. "France," said De Toequeville to an American, "must Imvn vnnr Suhi.nik or she is ruined." Alas, "many of ns seem anxious to import the French Sab bathand tho ruin with it! Central Baptist. Christ left His grave clothes behind Him in thesepuleher because He rose to die no more; death was to have no mote dominion over Him. I irtinu ......... ...uv; VUl with his grave clothes on, for ho was to use them again; btit Christ, rising to an immortal life, came out free from those incumbrances. Matthew Ilenri. i The face of a lovimr ..1.1 ,i,r to always to mo liko a morning moon, ro llecting the yet unseen sun of " tho world, yet fading before its approach ing light, until, when it does rise, it fades and withers awav from nm- r,. absorbed in tho source of its "oxl l beauty, Lieorge Maedonald. A recent letter from Frauce saya that reports from different parts of the country aro very cncouriigin" as. re gards the progress of evangelical be lief. Among the colliers of the north there auneais to 1m- Hrisimr u r.., ;...i ... . UU unlike that which came over Fjifhm.l under tho peaching of WhitUeld and VNesley. Along tho Belgian frontier and elsewhere Ihere is great eagiu-ness to lis ten to the tidings of tho Gospel, and the most mte ligent f miners vie with each, other 111 opening their houses for re unions, addressed by missionaries and colporteurs, Mime of whom hav boea workiumuu themselves.