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vy 0. illLLSISORO, X. C.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1892. NEW SERIES-VOL. XL NO. 48. ftlF 7 PECK RIDDLED, A D!)vTtllx of THE SKV y()I,r r.vr.Ol coMMrwIONf:u-j. REI.our f?v ,fff ANU W A M.s. Ib' r ( .i-slo-r P, r.!;, of Xe'v or, having m i .a ai!. juv,.,,:. ration of '(!,- , :?ect of tie tariff or J7r, , i ;i"',r' ,5 '-ile-J r:;Vrt.in v,iV';V " ' ;!::s Election is a boon :-.l tae .dcb'in.cv :.VlV ;i b!e;fl Mr .'. ' :.!r,f, u v.a-ii known writer on th t -rj.T, t.'is ri id!-ivr;k3 r,..f::i!irir re j..'rt iii ?;;; ro,ums of the New Yo- vVorid: , Mr. P-.si -, b,f-4i., -wo..,' a net increav' iwa:o- :..r l-V.H over JSl0 of ,:j;7 ". a:;. I a not. increase in prod nets in th" sunJ period of I w:.l !!' m.rmv into tae relevaacv of "7 ; ' -'-' .de.wnley bill orany .':i-r ta; ,: ; if the increase does ' ;" t;::i'1 t!'- ordinary ratio, ''t'i- - .oi l of its purposw. S ) it-i are furiii-JM; I, IS jy l!,f. Census, covering all jn-..i'iwt-. t.ie inference is not : ' , r' :us are made with ' ' a e n tain end in view. in-.r!a!itiLdu,trie arc left i :.iU i !-;.:.- i ' l' .Man j ,. u v.-oolcns and other tex- l; "' ;r ' : 1 1 qt'-'-' pfo lu-ts, etc., are r. ; ut ali. i!d they not, v ' in ere ue in wafes ; i..ri: i ;a a: iorious examples of ''--' Ye; the-e are the prit;-i-nes which have reeeiv,. I 1 U.if !;.,.:. I v..:. -how, in round figures, their Ti'.o oi im-rea-f, under the henefieent 1 : '' I'i'mu the census of 170 , t i s-'-7 ja thouand.s: ViV i) T,S. tr:". ' -ii:i7s .:,7) ?i,ir- il'' , ris and nia- H',7: 0 7,5 KJ .' -oo Ir aa i .-.t'-i-l an 1 i.i.at.i.-'.uro-.' .)'.,' t:7,0 ) 'oao Ih :' . i:av.) the principal industries v. in .7 ran lie chased pre-etninently as j.rii. rtcd industries suTerini; a decline v.;;I.;:! ..iichi h-f decade of SX.,THti),0t)0 fr..ra s'.hMtMObd in 1S70 to ."rai;,0')0, tv'Mn 1S'I. (n tl:e erudcr iron and r : rodu'ds and icanuf ictures New V r!. Mat.-, in 1S70, contributed over jcr rent, to tin; total product of the I u States. In 18Sd the percentage t ! t'a- State- of 'New York h id one i":: J S per cent, in the lota! of these ei'i::-!tia! product-. Under the bliht e::; .r.;'ii.'urr of the tax on the raw ma I'ai 'He indusiries falling under these 1' have become traufened from th'- 1) :a..( a 'itic tate to the Republican t-'ite of Pennsylvania. l It i-i not known to tlie writer that a I I rri p! iiIc increase lias taken place in the s.uci . ediri" decade, which is to be tovrred by the expected . returns of the ti' Vifstii een-u-;. All reports have so far it edcl to adverse further dcclint.' in tht -r iedii-stries in this Stat'. If ro f tre ivjuired Ju'rther than that of the 1:1 ru rally known Condition of th"-e in-'h;-tra in New York State, thj omis-t-a.n Mr. Peck to ine!o-e them in his t. J 'U 7 tt ; v. would have fumi-hed it. Cotton noils hive not iticrea-ed 1 i'her, as .is urll ktio.vn. d'iu ir maim fart ure ia , oaies more, and more concen tratrtl in reitaiu 'avored 1 acaliti'S from i.atura! eau-r, the same as in Mainland. In all wool rood- the d'adine is genera! tiu'T ahine due t the tariiT on ra-v wool. The dei lite- in the consumption 'of' wool in prop)t!io!i to the :rovt'.i of the popu lation, a".d ,tiic corres-n.uidiiiLj increase in sin 1 ly avd wool subst ituf-. s to make up th- d ieicney, :,'ive fuU evid race of the hri' It , :'a :ai rf on raw m i'erial. The i:. ! . in Idv uooils, of 'o:irse, wouhl m ise up tor ill., diji'ivnen Hut. the sib nee of Mr. l're does not seem to warrae" the assumption that increased J rosp. ittv fame t-o the wor.sinir people in 1 . ' I ::r excess of tit it enjove 1 in 1 ii;:-t thr ' ';e::eral denre-sion in Woo!;, n , vt 1 wi ei e cec, a fact s well kuou: :.. t wrbv,dy at all lair.il.ar wit'n the 5:7 . Tl.e three bran'c.:es cited utVn i a th;ehuc t: wa,cs ; aid out and in the :. -.caber of work people etr.p'.uyed, ucr.'io-.nY t the eensus tables, as fol !s)w 'ia rnousautis.i: . V. AO--' ' - N" U S NHS v.i.: - ;t.- W.i . I- (Vtt.n '4 ols r i U -.'..4" '... l!a:-, oi-.i'if... v.0;o -'.t'' ".-' lrro-. an i te '! 1 r- iueis f ..) i.'4 i.t'.u : Totals l. 15 o ?'. N i ' Theie in. lurries saJercd .a d- t.iaj t j the extent of i'.7S0 ,) paid ;-ss ia wa-es and loJlS fewer wor'.s.in,' people ttnp ued. iVat wint i oi fur: tier and i.T i'ir sivnitica!u;e is that the rate of wait as sh.v.vu here, has one down to the extent shown here. T'ne avira'e per hand em move 1 is as ;S7. . V.-r Cotton toU -'7 Hat aa I ,a, s.ete 4a 4K .Ireu an I ?r-:-'.'l pr-viucts. 5-5 r"-' 15s This is in.ice.l a showing: which woak cive the te...th-kneH to any hi;h-tarjtl .!: -iA still rampant in th? greatest . 1- ...uta, t j.-i!. State of the I'o.o-j wero e:y ;.;crs v. ante-1 to pr..VC tit-' absuf Uiy "' lie.' '. e::ii uMiaby M't forth. . I i."' n )-t dt.tw any in ft rer, .s front this ir-: -e:;e; ;v!?,- o 1 tlie t a .-) I urtitel V--"i 'to -ho , 'in; p )-iti as of , : :'. .: a in i ;ti e .he'n ourut to have s; a i.iy ia r,r ,n ujodyct nd ia wss pk ut under the benign influence of the tariff, but have, on the contrary, aufTerei the heaviest decline. T.-a. j"fi facts have been irtirJ by a Ik a.r c-.ttic ofHcial authority-iA the State and spurious facts substitute 1 V) bob,trr up th? policy of the opposition ji.arty U the only thin. whica rxies a on:e-. :..;t serious tone to the absurdity of :h- p 'bliention. A comparison of the procJuct, of wages and of i ands -employe! in industries fur:he-t re :. jv- 1 from the inrJusr.ces rc-- ferr--d to -ao.v-5 on ji.ii ;-xnz ir;cica-es th? contrary iivt rvro- Wiu'w. Han Is. 1 h ,s.ir.'!. H.40'1 14,-iTi 4M'.r. 1 hinanS .. 4t.7lS Clothin-r I'r-'v.ltift. WaH!. Han.l. 4,pJ i-5.401 1V2.4 fHi,(Jf tothin-.. j; n:.a. . j .', 1 1 1 ,'7 :? 'jj.off) It has bi-en deuionstnited puffioiently by e)p:;ri-o:ic rn i ie here and abroad that :::b ir in bo. its and shoos is cheaper than in Eu;- p".' Iu clothing a tarjtf is in'-uee;:v.. Fasliion an ! t tste alone for- hi 1 i' : 1:11 i 'j : 't'.i s o . ready-nn le clothing ir !i-!d t! '. i.v ;o u' manu- frc'urer, tOou rii ids material, by tariff taxation, are so jouch higher than the forin Ciothin-;- manufacturer lias to pay that the pro'.e-tion by the tariff on chithint; is tj.iite neutralized. In other industries wiiere tariff protection .is equally ineffective Fimilar showings can be made. In clothing, the least pro tected article, the increase is highest: 75 per cent, in product, 125 per cent, in wages and 150 per cent, in the number of hands. Women's clothing has risen in the product from four and a half millions to over twenty millions. The new census will show a heavier increase yet. Th'e.-e items suffice to" show the damning evidence of facts ignored by Mr. Peck. Having pointed them out L will row return to the facts 'adduced him to suppart Ins theory. The increase in products is set. dowj a-, S-.1, 000,001 h The increase from 1870 to isso was 000,000,000. - Considering the price inflations of all commodities, as compared with lSO, and the decline in such important industries noted above, the increase of lS0over 1870 shows for New York fully 100,000,000, or o'Gf per cent. On the same basis of progres sion the SdlSO, 000,000 of- 1830 ought to have grown to 1,800,000,000 in 100. -The .years of the end of the de cade, however, must show the greatest ratio of increase, partly on account of the increase of 'J5 per eent. in the population of t'ne State and partly on account of the general trade activity ruling in 1889, 1si0and I SO I against the great stagna tion rulincc and spreading in intensity from lSo" to 1887. The ratio of in crease ought from these considerations to be nearer a hundred millions than seventy millions, which. wouhl be the "average. of the decade. If Mr. Peck is not able to hhow more than thirty-one millions of increase he and his theory stand con demned by his own figures. K.ed on "Kxtraviitrance." Ex-Car Peed is something of a humorist in his way and he has seldom been more humorous than he is now in accusing the Democratic House of "ex travagance,' because with a.-.Republican Senate and a Republican President against it it could not repeal the sugar bounty act, the- steamship subsidy act and such like acts passed by the' Reed Conjress, with the deliberate intention of increasing the expenditures of the C ;v inment and making the increase permanent. The Ree I Congress and the Harrison administration have run the annual ex pense for pensions alouo up to $140, OoO.ooO, so thatith this ami $10,000, t'i'0 a year for sugar bounties we have a permanent expeuse of $150,000,000 a year altogether a-dde from what are properly the ordinary expenses of gov ernment . I'mierthe Disability Pension bill and other pension acts nov iu operation the ani.uala-xper.se for pensions will increase for some years to come. It will reach at least $ 150, 000, 00 u a year, and the only chance the country Ins of getting rid of it is by outliving the pensioners. The riig.ar bounty will be repealed as soon as the I)em;crats elect a President and a irijonty of the Senate. Until then it re nams w ith the other permanent charges ijri posrd on the country by the most tanda! us Congress the country ever jad. ' With a Democratic Senate these pei lt tin . t charges can be greatly ieduced. When Mr. C.eveland is inaugurated he .v.'ii carta 1 my rene.v the practice of that trict ee-aomy which characterized his irst administration aud resulted in the .urplus whtch Harri -on has dissipated. In the meantime il-irrion is responsi ve uefore the countr for the increased txpvn-c of his ra t:c al administration. He s'c -.tmg the country a round hundred r.iii.oa a year more loan Arthur cost it. jYrrp is the Republican Avho will s-ay hat ..arris m 1, worth this muca more or the' country ' It may be that we are o have an otner Kepuoiicia tis Presi iect :u the future. It so. le: us get one v. o c.vs..- !e-s and is worth more tor the uoaev. r.-u;- .j . The Austrian Emperor, In order U. -Knowledge a singular display of loyalty, accepted. the sum of tive rlorins, equal td ab ut two dollars, which had been be -pe- ithe I to his majesty by a poor peas ant, recently deceased in the Austrian prt.vtnc of CArniola MISUNDERSTOOD! What inward pain we sometimes feel When How doth affection's warmth eoncl When ill intent coinM'out of ?ci? How many bleeding hearts thera arj Whose greatest bliss was doin? goI, Yt for their love reee.v'da scar from dearest friend misunderstood! When death hath -!os' 1 the eyes of one Whose heart beat t?ver for our gooi. How &ad to know their netting sun Was dimrnM by usmisunderstooll 'Tis th?n we. feel the pain w,j gave A parent, frienil or neighbor gool. An 1 grief o'erwhelms uslik-i a wave - Too late! to late nisuaier-toii; Oh ! coul l we but live o'er th pat, And weave our we 1 of life oae nioro, filad rays of sunshine would t: cast Where doubt an 1 dar.cm ss reign'd tforel Rope is not deid! th Present lives! Let us redeem it as we shoul 1; The flowers that's crus'iM more fragrance gives , T han had it live 1 - ohuu lerstoo: But One there is who never fails To read the heart of man aright. Though to-s'd on life's tempestuous gales, God will -u-iain us:bj His might; Let all our aims m life be pur Men may misjudge still cling to gol; At last th victory shall b sure, And we shall then be 1111 derstoo 1! John Imre, in the Scottish Canadian. A GARDEN OF ROSES. T was a settled thing in the minds of the village! s of Brace bridge that old Hol lo way was "all alone in the world." None came to visit him, and during the two years he had lived at liracebridge he had ! never been absent from home for a day. flis declining years for he was well past the sixties denied him recreation, though on wet days he would occasion ally put his mackintosh over his should ers and perch himself beside the pool for which liracebridge was fa nous and patiently watch the float for hours at a time. It is probable, however, that had it I teen sunshine every day of the year the fish would have been minus one enemy. For the sunshine brought the children out to play, the sunshine; al lowed him to walk in the paths, of his garden and watch the growth of his rose. On wet days he had neither chil dren nor flowers, so he went to the fish for consolation. ()ld. Ilolloway had two sources of hap pines. His tiny cottage was known as Rose (ilen ' If you ever went to Brace bridge you would never dream of goi-ng away without looking over the wicket gate and inhaling the sweet perfume of the old man's roses. They lined the gravel pathway, for all the world like doral sentries, as their owner passed be tween them to the porch. Rose trees were everywhere, and every single blos som was as familiar to him as the seals on his watch chain, and he patiently fol lowed the progress of each petal and the unfolding of every bud with as much prid" and cire as he would tnat of the growth of his own child. Yes, the flowers brought old ilolloway happiuess. But he loved the children more. He ouce said that, when their tiny faces were looking up at him and smiling, they, too, were flowers. Every child in liracebridge knew old Ilolloway. They called him grandfather. You never met him in the lanes without a child hang ing to his hand or his coat tails. Why, the dear old fellow waould make a point of passing by the school just when the children were coining out. Theft he would 7tt them play on the grass of his garden. Let them? Nay, he would play with them, and his laughter seemel as free as theirs, his shouts of merriment as joyously innocent. Then when the sUn began to edge the hill with ffold and crimson, he would merrily drive them out of hia floral domains, and watch them wave their hands as they turned the pathway at the fop ofThe nnrwfifclTIe3"to the village. A, he retraced his steps to the pjrch he would sometimes stand beside a tree of roses great crimson blossoms more beautilul than all the" others. Their color was richer than the sweetest of toe blossoms on the neighb -na- bushes, their perfume more fragrant. It rev apart from them, too, on the law a. Ik would look at the name on the .virici tablet and read the Vim rue word. "Marion." That was the name he ha 1 given to his favorite tree "M trhin; and murmuring the word he waaed tntsr tWbeu Tfrj qwit tijr, One evening tlie chiTTre:, had allgont he had bid them "gooJby" as us.nl. He turned enterithe h-sme. A whole week ha passe 1 since he hid examine J hi favorite roe tree. Crossing the grassy Jawc he came to 'Tae Marion:' Oue of the great blossoms was droop ing, but just from the same green stalk 3 fresh bud was. shooting forth. The old man took out his knife and cut oil the faded flower. He looked at the b-id thougJiffully. He seemed to read a sttrry among the roses a story that went to his heart. He lookeJ again at the dead blossom in his hand. Then his eye wandered toward the bud. He burst into tears, and quickly turne i a-vay. "My daughter, my darling Marion 1 I was cruel to send you away, very rru-td. A father's love for you ma le me aink it impossible for eveu a husband p love you as I did. Shall I ever see gu dead dead as this once beautiful lossuu, which can never again help to - veeten my days and brighten au old man's life Oh, cooie back to -life igain, and bring your little one with m. Came come ome!'1 He entered the house weeping. On the morning of the next day the hiidreu were on their way to school, 'hey always passed Rose GIenk and old -tnmwav would invariably be at the afe. But this morniug the children eerue 1 more excite 1 thau usual ; some aing had evidently happened, or was bout to happen, which made their little warts beat faster than ever. They had tailed earlier than was their wont, for somehow thev nad got to know that tt was "grandfather's" birthday, and each wanted to be there first. On, on they went, laughing, shouting and clapping their hands in delight. What was there to stop the happy ripple of their little tongues? It would seem nothing. They were children little children aud were as' free as the birds which were singing in the trees and on the hedre rows about them. But, as they turned the road at the top of the hill which led down to the home of the roses, theii laughter became silent, and their lips ceased to move. They gathered to gether in a bunch, not in affright, but more in childish sympathy at the sight before theni. A woman sat on a grassy mound. 'Her face was pale, her cheeks : pinched, her eyes looked as though they had shed many tears; but yet how pretty she was-! She was dressed all in black there was crape on ber cloak and bon net. She held somethin? mu hied up in her arms. The children looked and guesed it was a baby. The woman smiled and seemed to invite the n to come near. Then one of the children gave the woman some flowers, and a flush of happiness came into her poor, wan face. "Would you like to see ray little boy?" she asked. And all the 'children gath ered round while the mother drew aside the scarf from rouud her baby's necli, so that they might see it the better. It, too, had tiny black bows on its little hat. 0 "Oh, how grand fatherwoul 1 love to to see him!" cried one of the children. "May we take him to grandfather? It's his birthday to-Jay. It would make him so happy." "And who is grandfather?" she asked. "You don't live here, do you"' qu-js- tined one of the youngsters. "No," tfe woman answered. "I am quite a stranger here. But why do you ask?" "Because vou don't know grandfa . ther," came the logical reply. "Well tell me who he is.?' Then one of the children took the wo man by the hand and led her to the cor ner from whence the hill started towards the spot where the proses grew. The cottage was pointed 'out to her. "That's Rose Glen," the child said.' "Yes, I Can smelt the roses here. Oh,, how sweet," the woman murmured, looking at the cottage., "That's where he lives," the little one went on. " "Ye," said a child older than the others, "Mr. Uoiloway " The woman gave a wild scream, which almost made the children run from her in dismav. She had nearly fallen to the ground. Bat' she was her self again ia a moment . "Oj! my childres, thy ciiliren," she cried, pitifully, "don't turn from m don't be friglitese i don't 02 afraid of me! I love you. every one. Come nearer to me. On ! corse nearer to me. That' s rigat. I love you, every om know I know it is his birthday to-day. And would hc-r-woald h lov to taj little one, would it make hiai happy? Do you think he would kiss it just as he j does you and give it a smile the same a he gives you? Would he tke it in hi arms like the tiniest of you?" She had won the sympitoVof the Children about her and they all cneSut . Yes, yes; let us take it to him.' A wild gladness overspread her face. Her lips quivered, her eyes sparkled. Some sudden resolw had come to her. She drew her hand nervously aerosa her eyes; then turning to the little ones about her quickly, she asked: 'And if 1 let you take my child to him what will you do?" They were quiet for a moment. Then the elder child, who had spoken before, stid: ' ' f "I will carry him ever so careful. You can crotne, too."- "I can come, too," she murmured ; "I can come, tool" Silently she placed her baby in the little girKs arms. The childreu troone I down the hill toward the houe, the woman following them with Hesitating steps. The children had readied the cottage gate and the woman stayed out side, looking through the hedgerow and watching her little one with anxious care. One xf the children, carrying the baby in her arms, crossed the lawu toward old Ilolloway 's favorite rose tree, "Marion." There was just room for the cihild to sii nd beneath the great cover ing of green leaves and flowers. Then the other children ran to the porch. They cried out: "Grandfataivr! grand father' Many happy returns of the day! many happy returns of .thjL Jail" Tlie old man heard their voices and came to the door. How those children danced and shouted! They got hold of both of his hands and his coat, and, with merry laughter, pullei him across the lawn to his favorite tree. Tneaeverv little tongue became still, as though waiting for him to speak. He looked at the picture before hiiu There, be neath the cverof blossoms, stood a little aii"!, ioolv'ug up at aim with a face lit up with smiles. She held out to him a baby. Scarcely knowing what he did he to k the ca l l fro.n her arms into hi .vn, and c overe I its tiny face with kis-e-. He looked round about him, not kno wing what to do or whither to turu, but his lips were muttering one name. Again the children took hold of him andj.ulled him along the path toward 'he wicket gate. They opened itand the woman was still standing there, her pala now nusnea, ner once aim eyei orighter still. - 7 "Marion! Marion!" the old mari cried. She fell on his shoulder, with her arms . about his neck. Jt then the .ehool oell rang out, and awaj the ciuWreu ran ip the hill, their voices shouting all the ay.-M.,y it ! ,.- r..,-.irn of the day, grandfather' many uappy returns of the iay!" Tne old man. earessing the child as becrrre-i .tv to breast, with 1 ' 1 ' "..-hi ciingiag to his nec, w .! e i up the pathway. The bud on toe ro-e tr.-e sce ne i to peep out from all the other crirm blossoms. They entered the house together. Strand Magazine. GEMS OF THOUGHT. to Every sufferer coins his own calami -ties. How to get fat Go into the soap grease business. He may well dare to die who has dared to live right. Good luck has ruined mre men than bad luck has. The man who can't find anything to do is generally afraid he will. Some men gel a reputation for bravery by being abit to conceal how s-cared thy are. A worthy cholar impart knowledge to others; an unworthy uce keeps his learning to himself. He who makes up his min I that the world owes him a living wi'l find that he has a very bad debt to collect. An act of kiadneis never dies, but ex eads th". invisible uadulatiocs of its influence over the breadth of centuries. People should make their own funeral sermons while they are living, by their generous charities, coble deeds aad purs hvci. TV re -s-ere 15'J0 railroad aeideata ia Jrttj last jfi 7 Tht Stnttir Prtved His Plack. The New York Sun recently prints aa appreciative article upon the subject of Senator Ed war! O, Wolcott's career, hk talents and his idiosyncrasies. Curi ously enough, however, it neglected to give one incident which fairly illustrates, we think, the gentleman's f earlcisneas. It seems that upon aa occasion some years ago a frien I took Wolcott for a drive in the suburbs of Leadvilte, and Wolcott expressed a suspicion that the horses were perhaps too frisky ta bo trustworthy. : Thereupqn, tho friend set about bantering and badgering Wolcott upon his excessive timidity. Wolcott bore this Badinage patiently, till pros ently they began to descend one of thosa steep, almost precipitiou inclines in which Colorado roads abound. "Will you let me drive awhile!" asked Wolcott. "Certainly," answered the other, sus jcting no evil. But no sooner had Wolcott go, the reins than he turned to his companion and aaid: "You have been shaming me for my timidity. My turn ha come now. We'll see who squeals first !" With that he flung the reins oat over the horses' backs and began plying tho whip furiously. The frightened horses dashed down the hill, swinging the buggy around curves ami against bowl ders in such wise as to threateu its de molition. Wolcott continued to ply - th whip and to shout at the maddened brutes. His friend clung, wnite and trembling, to his feat. It i a marvel that both were not killed. Finally the buguy was overturned, the horses broke away, and Wolcott aud nis friend wero left m a confused heap, with a broken arm, a sprained ankle and a dozen body cuts and bruises between 'em. 41 Well, how do you like ifjy asked Wolcott, gathering himself together and emerging nimbly from the debris. The other answered feebly but proudly: "I hain't squealed yet I" Chicago New Record. Hsw Wards Change. Long ago, when a certain article mado of sturgeons' bladders came into use in England, it was known by its Dutch name "huizenblas," that is, "sturgeon bladder." The term was a meaningleas one to English ears, and by some means or other was transformed into the word which we all know, "isinglass." Tho change was precisely like that which in some quarters has turned "asparagua" into sparrow grassy In the same manner the old word 4,berfry," which meant simply a watch tower, was transformed into 4,belfry." It became the custom to hang bells in such towers, and by common consent a change of spelling followed. What is the derivation of the word steelyard?" Mont readers would reply without hesitation that it must have been invented as the name of a certain famil iar instrument for weighing, an instru ment made of steel, and about three feet in length. In point; of fact, however, the word meant in the leginni'ng nothing but tho yard, or court in London, where tno continental traders sold their steel. In this yard, of course, there Sa somo kiod of balance tor weighing the metal' a steel yartl balance. Language is full of such cases.'4 Blind fold" has nothing to do with the act of folding lometbing over the eyes, but 11 "blind felled" or struck blind! "But tery' has no connection with buttef , but is, or was, a "bottlery," a place for bot tles. . A "blunderbuss" was not an awkward, or inefficient weapon, but on the con tary was so terrible as to be called a doadebus," that is to ay a 'thunder box'' or thun der barrel." The advances in the art of war is happily or unhap pily typified by the fact that a weapon once so terrible has becouie an object of ridicule. Will the world ever find our present iron ciads an 1 mortars aothinj but things to la-ugh at? Cha'&btra'a Journal. tfyitcrittt Egg'Shapfd Uke. One of the sight three rnilesi from Ashland, Oregon, i an egg-shaped laet one-quarter by three -quarter of a mile, that has no visible outlet. There is a ciitf on one side, though the otaer i$ open, and 10") feet fro.n Ue banc is marthv. Many deer have been killed j at tner rendezvous on the lake, and its depth has never leea sounded, rbouga it .s believed t be very deep, a it no doubt ha been the crater of a volcaao. c-Kew Yofil Dispatch.