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English paper, fortune tolling is one of ; the most flourishing systems of impos- | ture in that country, and there is scarcely a towu or village without its resident or visiting cheat of this description. i Patagonia has been obliterated from the map of South Americr. To Chili has been assigned all the western slope of the Cordilleras to the southern ex- 1 tremity of the Continent. The remainder ! : becomes the property of the Argentine j Confederation. Terra del Ftiego is parted equally, while Chili takes all the other i islands. James Tucker (colored) of Sandystone, Sussex County, has the distinction of * being the most extensive producer of i eggs in New Jersey. His poultry yards contain 500 hens of the white Leghorn breed, and from the-e he obtains thirty 1 dozen eggs a day. Mr. Tucker has been so successful in poultry raising that his methods arc being widely adopted, and he is quoted as authority on questions relating to the business. According to a Cleveland (Ohio) letter, James A. Garfield has been studying law with Judge Boyntou in Cleveland, and is looked upon by friends of his father as the son most like him in every way. lie has hi3 father's size, complexion, eyes and manner. Both sons are now men, and have, it is said, great ambition. Miss Mollic, the only daughter, is now a young woman, taller than her L mother, and has about finished her studies. ____________ ?p^P A tea ship that recently arrived at * Portland, Oregon, had on board a very peculiar bird, called the Japanese turn- i bier. It has a habit of jumping from its 1 perch, turning a somersault, and coming down on the perch all standing, and this trick it will perform dozens of ' timpq in succession. till beholders deem the bird demented. It is considerably larger than a canary, and of rather pret ty plumage, but not much in the musical line. There is real English thrift indicated in a recent tale from Cheltenham, which is a very enlightened town, especially | noted for its many excellent schools. And yet the whole town is worked up \ over the alleged appearance of an old ^ lady's ghost who wants to show some- < body where she buried ?500 before she . died. The municipal authorities, undei ] the advice of the ghost, have offered ?5C j to any one who will find the treasure; , and regular "ghost tfains-' are run in , from the suburbs for the convenience ol , those who want to see the old lady's ( * shade;? < A Spanish shepherd killed by light* ] ning recently was made the subject of a ] scientific post mortem to discover how 1 the electric bolt had done it9 fatal work. His eyebrows and eyelashes were burned ] off, his eyeballs were dried up, all his ^ left side was scorched and burned in ^ spots down to the ankle, while the right "j side of the body and right leg were uniu* , jurcd. Serious as thi.se injuries were, : none of them appeared sufficient to have j caused his instant death. But as soon ( as the breast was opened the cause of j death was apparent. The lungs were ] II ^ULiUlIV tuugcotcu UUU tug u<.at t uua i enormously dilated and filled with coagulated blood. With all this damage j to the man his clothing was very little j injured, the only traces of the lightning upon it being a small hole bored through the rim of the hat and a slight singeing of the shirt collar. A representation of Marshal Bazaine as a stage villain has nearly caused a not in i Paris. What long memories those Pa? i risians hive! If Marshal Bazaine had been an American, says the New York ^ Graphic, he might have created and lost ' a dozen governments and been forgo:ten in five years. Tnc Mexican "expedi- ' tion," on which the play is founded, has ' more of romance in it than anything else in the continental or international politics of the last thirty years. It has material for an excellent play. It has not been half written up for books. There was never a more interesting character than Maximilian, the only imported Emperor that Mexico has had; and the j heroism attending his execution has not j been half celebrated. Ilis wife, Curlotta, still lives in one of the sequestered establishments of the Hapsburgs, hopelessly insane. The Princess Salm-Salm, originally a circus-rider, was one of the most brillicnt members of the Court at Queretaro. The misfortunes of the last Napoleon as a ruler began in Mexico, to be ended at Sedan. Marshal Bazaine led the French forces that wero to establish a French foothold in Mexico. His Emperor was exiled. Maximilian was shot. The Prince Imperial died with a spear in his 6ide in the country of the Zulus. Of that imperial establishment only Eugenie remains, heartsore and old. The only victory of Marshal Bazninc fn Mexico was winning | a young Mexican woman, who accompanied him to France as his bride. In the war with Germany that followed the los9 of Mexico, the death of Maximilian and the end of our Civil War, the Marshal was hopelessly disgraced for military incapacity and sentenced to confinement for a term of years. The Mexican lndy helped him to escape, and since then he i has passed out of the memory and inter- j est of this busy world. ' A "careful observer"' has discovered that during the winter months a radial sweep of one hundred miles, described from the city of Philadelphia, and touching the cities of New York, Harrisburg, and Baltimore, will include in the daytime, in its western semicircle, fu'ly two-thirds of the cows inhabiting North America, and at night an equal proportion in its eastern half. The eastern area of this circle, with the exception of more fertile portions of west and north Jersey, is as notably devoid of them by day as it is infested with them by night. There are in this country two mines which have paid more than $25,000,000 in dividends. These are the Consolidated Virginia, of Nevada, the dividends of which have amouted to $43,930,000, and the Calumet and Ilecfa, of lifichigan, which has paid $27,830,000. The next proStab'e mine is the Exchange M. and M., of Nevada, which, although capitalized at an even million, has paid its stockholders over ten millions profit. Two others?the Ophir, of Nevada, and the Ontario, of Utah, have paid in dividends, respectively, $7,475,000 and $7,500,000. Another instance of the effects of oil on waves is supplied on apparently excellent evidence. The North German Lloyd's Werra was recently disabled in mid-Atlantic, and was taken in tow by the Venetian. One morning a strong gale sprang up, and heavy seas broke over the bows of thj former vessel, when the commander of the Venetian ordered an oil-bag to be hung over each Bide of his ship add dragged some distance astern. The effect was marked, as the sea became comparatively smooth, and not a drop of water broke on board the Werra. A writer in the Southern Planter says hopefully: "In looking around me in the neighborhood I see men who but a few years back took charge of farms that would not average more than from two to three barrels of corn per acre, and from five to eight bushels of wheat, and hay was unknown on them. There were mortgages on these farms also. To-day these farms are the "Observed of all observers," and these men are the most prosperous and independent in this section. Their farms average from ten to thirteen barrels of corn per acre, and from twenty-five to forty bushels of wheat, and from two to three tons of hav. and a single crop of clover seed brings from $1,000 to $1,200. Quite a change isn't it, and how has it been accomplished? By making every pound nf manure it was possible to make, and applying it at the proper time, with the economical and judicious use of such natural manures as they knew the soil needed, indomitable perserverance, great industry and superb management." A score of years ago the little State of Honduras was almost unknown to the people of the United States, except as a geographical locality. Its population, a mixture of English and Spanish Creoles - T_.i: II ma nauvu inuituis, woa mhuu, uuu jk hum ao industries worth speaking of. That it would ever become important from a lommerciol point of view was hardly imagined. Within the past eight years, tiowever, a very considerable trade has sprung up between Honduras and the United States, which, according to Consul Burchard in a recent report, is con;inually increasing in importance. The July product of this semi-tropical coun:ry is its fruits, and as these can be taiscd ,1 _1 1 _ ??,i n great vanu.y mm uuuuuiuiva;, uuu nuu rery little outlay of either labor or enpi;al, the business is said to be a most proItabic one. The sole reason why it has not been expanded more rapidly is the fact that the people of the country arc lazy and improvident and care for very little beyond the satisfaction of their immediate want*.1 Plantations that could often be worked with profit year after rear arc very frequently permitted to go to waste after a succc-sful season, and are only brought into cultivation again when the pinch of poverty begins to be felt by the owner. Bernhardt as a Swordswoman. r>_ 4.1.? 1-4 4 I?.... 4 ? t 4l.? A 1 > y tiiu luiust UV/LUUU19 nvsiu i nu ai^tutine Republic we b arn that the great artiste, Sarah Bernhardt, has given an exhibition (asalto) in the fencing circus of Buenos Ayres and that the elite of Argentine society crowded thither for the purpose of witnessing and admiring her dexterity. A pupil of Mcrignac, it Beems that she has been receiving lessons for a long time, but never before did she consent to take up the sword, except in the presence of a small number of friends who assembled in the salon of her former residence, ltue dc Foituny, i'aris. In Buenos Ayres she has not leased to attack the best swordsmen of the city, and the press is unanimous in its opinion regarding the ''correction" and attitude of the great artiste in delivering her a'tacks. One of these exhibitions was especially notable, inasmuch as Sarah cnteicd the lists with the crack swordsman of Buenos Ayres. But the ariis'.c linished by disarming him. The agility thst was displayed in this atta k, which lasted for a long tim", will not soon be forgotten by the Argentines who witnessed for the first time atrial of skill between a man and a woman.?Mexican Paper. A Faux Pas. The bashful youth had gained a place At last close up beside her: A smile lit up the fair girl's face As blushiogly he eyed her. Timid, he knew not what to say, But, with an effort, faltered: "How beautiful you'll bo, Miss May, When you're grown up and altered!" ?George Birdseye, in Tid-liits. DOWNHEARTED. Downhearted? Pshaw 1 there's seldom seen A lane without a turning! Each desert has a spot of green, In spite of bright Sol's burning. Your friends have failed you? Well, what then? Remember changing "Peter; Borrow has tried the best of men, And life is all the sweeter. What adds a zest to summer's joy? Is it not a winter weary? Peace would*be tame without alloy, Past grief makes solace cheery. All cannot win though all must run When once life's race is started: ' Yet all may hear the words: "Well dono," So never be downhearted. CLEM'S CURE. BY TACL DltAYTON "What's the matter? What's the matter, my boy? Sit down. Sit down and quiet yourself and then tell me what's the matter?" Thut's the way I talked to Clem?short for Clemence?Alburtis as I took him by the arm one day when he rushed wild-eyed and thick spceclicd into my office, and seated him on the lounge. "Doc," lie said in a helpless tone? my profession is that of a physician? "I'm crazy. I can't collect my thoughts^ and the pain in my head drives me mad." * "I know it." I said. "I've told you it would be so many times. You have a buzzing in the ears, black specks floating before the eyes, and " "Yes! Yes! that's it. Nervous twitches of the muscles of the face and numbness of the limbs, and " "Depression of mind and melancholia," I went on. "A disposition to suicide," he almost shouted. "I feel it almost necessary to commit suicide. Doc, what'll I do? How 11 I stop it? Eh? Ilow'll I keep from blowing out my brains:" "Nonsense!" I said, angrily. "Don't talk to me about brains. If yon go on the way you're going now, you won't have any brains to blow out in a few days. You'll be in the lunatic asylum, as brainless as a born idiot." "I know it! I know it!" and Clem wrung his hands wildly, and endeavored to spring from the lounge, but I forced him back into his scat. "And so I am de'.ermined to put an end to my life at once. Cod bless you! Good by! I can't endure this agony any longer!" And once more he made an effort to rise. "Sit still!" I thundered out, now almost angry myself, "or I'll send for a policeman and have you committed to the Charities and Corrections, to be examined as a lunatic. Now, do you really want to be cured of this attack of teezeewee/.ecs you've crot?" "Yes," he said,~a little more calmly, finding he hud a superior power to contend with. "Very well, then, give up all book work. Lay aside pens, ink and paper, go into the country, fish, walk into the woods, feed the chickens, do anything, but don't read anything but trovh for two months, and, above all, don't think of anything scientific until next winter without my permission " "But what's to become of my paper on 'The Origin of the Jlegathcrium'f' I'm to read it before the Fe Fi Fo Fum Society on the 15th of next month, you know, and it isn't half done yet." "Confound your Megatheriums!" lexclaimed, angrily. "If you want to barter your life, or what you have left of your senses, for a Megatherium, why take your Megatheriums and do it, but don't come bothering me about your symptoms. I tell you that you must have a complete mental and physical diversion, or you'll be a lunatic or a dead man in a month." "And drop my book on 'The Puerility nf Prehistoric Prrwer?'" said Clem. mournfully. "Drop every book, written and unwritten, and write not a line but au occassional letter until I tell you that you may." The poor fellow buried his face iu his hands, and sat the picture of despair,but I knew 1 was right. Clem had graduated from college with high honors, and gone to the bar with high hopes, when suddenly his mind had, somehow, become diverted to science, in which, unfortunately, he could afford to indulge, from the fact that he possessed a small but comfortable incoino, left him by his grandmother, so that law could be made only an ornamental part of his life. More than this, he was a remarkably handsome fellow, and. outside of his scientific studies, possessed more than ordinary common sense. The fact was he had overdone the matter, and he was suffering accordingly, from insomnia and over brain-work. Entire and complete cessation from study was his only hope. Just as I hud told him this there came a gentle tap at my door, and" to my summons of it "Come," it opened, aud two ladies entered?one, Miss Martha .Megrims, an old maid of sixtyfive, my patient, with nothing at all the matter with her but the want of exercise and employment, and who would not wait for me to call ou her, but hunted me down with her moans and troubles daily. Her companion was her niece Lillian, and "airy, fairy Lillian" she was. A more beautiful little creature I never saw, and never expect to see again, aud as gocd as she was pretty. Their coming just then embarrassed me exceedingly. I could not dismiss Miss Megrims, and I mu9t bear with her usual hatf hour of groans and grunts, for which I was so well remunerated, and at the same-time I did notdaro to let Clem iro. for I knew he was in a dangerous condition of mind, nnd might carry out his threat. Introducing him and bringing him into our conference was out of the question, and there was but one way for it, which was to 6tuff him into my little back room, from whence there was no escape but by a skylight or the door which led into the office. This I turned on him to do when Isaw that lie hud risen from the lounge, and wus standing as one entranced, gazing on Miss Lillian Br -wn with a most unmistakab'e look of admiration, which I fancied was returned shyly by the young lady. "Clem, you'll oblige me if you'll step into the next room for a few minutes," I 6aid, "I'll soon be disengaged." "Certainly! certainly!" he said, movI ing slowly across the office, bowing to b the two ladies as he went, but not snotting the door after him on his disappear- a nnce, so that he could hear all that tl might be said. This was not much that n could entertain or instruct him, consisting only of the old woman's usual re- b counting of the maladies which she could v not have possibly had if she had been 1< poor and obliged to walk instead of ride, h and the occasional musical tones of Iil- ii linn, answering my questions, orencour- aging her aunt. Over a quarter of an ?-? ?man nuui was jiusscu. iu una "uj9 would have been longer had not Lillian, knowing that I had Clem in auother room waiting for me, hurried Miss t Megrims away. P ''Who is that, Doc?" said Clem, ea- } gcrly, as he rushed back into the room 11 as soon as the office door had closed on r the ladies. * "That's the rich Miss Megrims,'' I said. 0 "She's got more money than she's got v time to spend it in, and so plays sick." n "Oh, pshaw!" he said petulantly, "I t don't mean the old one. P "Ah! that's her niece and supposabl? n heiress, Miss Lillian Brown!" I replied, ? carelessly. "She's rather pretty! " f1 "Rather pretty!" he almost shouted. 11 "By the great ichthyosaurus, sir, she's ^ lovely: simply lovely. I never saw any- ? thing more beuutilul in my entire exist- h ence." e "Gone!" I thought to myself. "His ? brain has given way," and I took poor r Clem by the hand and felt his pulse. a "Oh, I'm all right, Doc," he said, a laughing, and then resuming his seat upon the lounge and becoming quite e calm. "But really she is very handsome, v and I don't know that I've ever seen any ? one that has made such an impression on ^ me. Can't you introduce me, doctor!" D "Ch, you're too much mixed up with ^ Megatheriums and Prehistoric Power to J even talk sensibly to a lady, and Miss 5 Brown is a very sensible and practical J girl." . ' "Oh! bother the megatheriums and ? prehistorics. I'm not thinking of them j just now. I want an introduction to Miss r Brown," said Clem, earnestly. "I'll give it to you to-morrow." I an- c swered, "if you'll promise to do just j what I tell you until then." ? "Certainly, I will," he exclaimed eagerly. * f "Very well. I am to call on Miss Me- , grims to-morrow at v. m. Promise me * that you won't open a book, touch a pen, ^ or think of megatheriums or prehistorics t until then, and that you will go to the r I theatre with mc to-night, and I will take j. ! you with mc to-morrow." * "Done!" he said, enthusiastically. c "Then we'll go and take a walk in the t Park," and [ shook hands with Clem on ? the bargain, and we marched away for a , smoke and a talk all about Lillian Brown, f That night I took Clem to sec an ex- cceedingly funny burlesque, and was grat- . I lilCCl UL I1IM UJlprCLiilltuu ()l Jk J11 Uk-Uikj i . ' bursts of laughter,and the following day ! j he made his appearance nt the oliice | faultlessly dressed, something I had not known him to be since he embraced science, and looking so much handsomer and better than the day before that it , | hardly seemed he w is the same man. Of | course I carried out my promise, and of j ^ I course Miss Megrims looked surprised at I my bringing Cloin, but I did not care for ! f that, for at the same time I saw Miss ^ Lillian was gratified. , For the first time within my memory " Miss Megrims seemed to forget her ail- t mcnts, and devoted herself to Clem, who ; had corralledLillian on the opposite side of ! the room and appeared to he makiug the best use possible of his time, which,! had ! warned him, could not he more than fif- ^ teen minutes. She eyed him with a look t that amounted almo.-t to a glare, and E | poured in broadside after broadside of ? questions about him that would I have taken ti e 6kill of a diplo- J J mat to answer, though of course : I did it as favorably as I could for Clem, i g ' but I came out of the encounter strongly impressed with the idea that Miss Mc- ? : grims did not want her niece to marry at j all, or have gentlemen friends, ana tnnt ' she considered her too young?she was 1 twenty?to think of such a thing at all. < When Clem got into the street he was in raptures. Lillian was an angel; her ! beauty was almost bfcyond the earth, j and her voice music itself. lie was in ; . love, and Lillian had a?kcd him to call ; again?which, bv the way, I had noticed j j was more than Miss Megrims did. I Well, time sped on, and I saw plainly ; that Clem had dropped everything but j Lillian. I saw him every day, and heard j ; all about it. ITc had called again and ! I had been rebuffed by Miss Megrims. He j had called several times more, but Miss j ! Megrims never left the room. Clem did i not intend to be rebuffed, but Miss Megrims finally denied him the house or an ODDOrtunity of seeing Lillian. Then I 1 stepped in and carried a formal proposal J 1 to Mi*8 Megrim9, which I backed up i ? with my best efforts, but received a for- | 5 i mal refusal. Miss Megrims did not in-11 ; tend that her niece should marry for I 6 i some years to come. My reply to thi9 selfishness was my be- 11 ' coming letter bearer between the lovers, j * 1 and a few days afterward they met in j * ' Central Park, although it must have j F 1 been a hard job for Lillian to have got- t ' ten the chance. From the meeting |8 : Clem rushed into the.office, exclaiming: j F 4'It's all right. Doc. We're engaged. I 8 1 Lillie's goir.g to try and soften the old- j 0 , hippogriff, and, if she can't, we'll get! v married anvhow and go abroad." Clem had carried the war into Africa, f J* and meant to stay there all the time, he ? 'said. He had forgotten all about megath 'riums and prchistoncs. and had no 11 more symptoms and tendencies to 8 suicide. In fact he was" completely cured, and. stranger still, Miss Megrims F had become as robust as a prize-fighter, and not a word ever came out of her mouth about pains or aches, though she would not give up daily calls, but always filled them up with denunciations k of Clem and declarations that if Lillian | s married him, she should never touch a 8 : cent of her money. j c i "Doctor," she said one day, "I never ! d knew a runaway marriage to turn out well ^ mr lifn " 1 8 "V . , ! "Oh! that's a mistake, Miss Megrims," ^ ? I snid. "I have known many, Mr. Al- x | bertis's own parents were a runawny ^ match. She was a great belle, a Miss f Ellis Clark, and " j t "What?" screamed Miss Megrims," i t jumping to her feet. "His mother my j ! ' j Ellice, my darling Ellice! It can't be! I ! "Why didn't you say so before, doctor? j y The dearest girl friend I ever had in my ! j ! life, and I've treated her son so badly. I v It's shameful in you, doctor. Go and | ? ring the dear fellow here directly." I did, and when he came she scripturlly fell upon his neck and wept, and hen they fell to talking about Clem's lother until Clem cried in concert. Well, they did not have a runaway, ut did up the affair in style, and all rent to Europe together, and the last :ttor I have from Clem declares the ippogriff to be one of the most charmig old maids the world ever produced. -New York Star. Japanese aiurnuvus. A marriage in Japan is preceded by he ceremony of betrothal, at which all he members of the two families are resent. It often happens that the paries concerned then for the first time are aformcd of the intentions of their paents with regard to them. From this imc the couple are allowed to see each ther on every opportunity. Visits, initations, presents, preparations for furishing their future home, and the berothed are soon satisfied with their approaching future. The wedding generlly takes place when the bridegroom is ver twenty years old, and the bride in er seventeenth year or over. The mornag of the appointed day the groom Presses, and the toilet articles of the ride are carried to the bridegroom's .ouse and arranged in the |oom appointd for the ceremony. Among many decrations the small table supports figures epresenting long life, such as the stork nd turtle, supposed to live longer than ny other creatures. In the evening a splendid processior nters the hall, headed by the younjrife, clothed and veiled in white silk, scorted by two bridemaids and followed iy a crowd of relatives and neighbors Iso friends in full costume, all glittering nth brocaded scarlet and embroidery. 7he two bridesmaids ana two or tnree oung girls who aro friends of the bride olunteer for the service, perform thf lonors of the house, arrange the guests, ,nd flutter from one place to another tc ce that all arc made comfortable, Lmong the objects displayed in the niddle of the circle of guests there is t leep saucer of soft ware made for th< iccasion. It has a metal vase which is urnished with two spouts and elegantly .domed with artificial flowers. At ? liven signal one of the bridesmaids fill: he vase with "shake," a queer liquic loured into the saucer. The brid< Irinks one-half of the liquid and th( iridegroom drinks the other half. Afte his everybody is invited to the dining oom, where the "best man" sings thi lappy song and serves out the greal liiiner to all. With the exception o :ertain Buddhist sects and Christians, i iriest or clergyman never takes part it he celebration. The person known a he "best man" acta as priest and per orms the marriage ceremony. The nex lay after the marriage follows a festiva ;iven by the police officer who Jias givei icrmission for the nuptials. He thci ilaces the newly-married couple on hi ist. Gladstone. An American reporter was shown i real" madstone, which came to this cifr cstcrday, and which, it is claimed, ha3 leeu instrumental in saving hundreds o >eople from the tortures and terribli onscquences of hydrophobia. The atom vns originally brought from England t< N'orth Carolina, and from there about si: rcnrs ago to Texas, where it was ownec >y Mr. Bunipas, of Farmersville, when >cople for miles around, when bitten b] logs or makes, went to have the won lerful little rock applied, and it provef is efficacious in the latter ca*c of bites a veil as the former. Incisions the size o he stone are made where the wound is ind the magic healer after it has beei ioaked well in warm water bound to tbi >lacc. In case there is no poison it doe! lot stick, but if there is, it holds on lik< i leech till every bit is out, and by thei oaking it in warm milk the poison, of i greenish color, which has been absorbed :omcs out in milk. The stone is of a black or greenisl >la- k color, about an inch ana a hal ong and three-quarters of an inch widi ind very light. It was sent to Mr. Rod icy Wetherby by his brother-in-law, Mr lumpas, for the use of Dr. Hallowell ii he hospital. Mr. Wetherby says in ever; sase in which it has been applied com >lctc cures have followed. He has seei t work several times himself, and men ioned one instance where three men ha< >een attacked and bitten by a very rabi( log; two had the madstone applied an< icver were given any trouble, but th< ?th- r. who used the ordinary method lad the hydrophobia and died.?Nash ille (Tenn.) American. The Emblematic Horse-Shoe. And now it is authoritatively statet hat the horse shoe is not the emblem o food luck it has so long been supposed )u. the contrary, it brings the reverse o tick to people who treasure it. tin uperstitious will please take notice, aac :ease to pick up this offending piece o: ron wherever nnd whenever they chant* o see it, as has long been their custom )ne of the greatest scamps on record, t icrson who would have sold his mother'; alse teeth if the ''lit took him," one* aid nothing on earth or in heaven woulc >rcvcnt him stopping to pick una horse hoc, for, if he knew his fortune was al take should he miss a certain train. h< vould rather lose both than pass thi mblcm by! It is melancholy to acknowedge he was always a lucky fellow til ic died, and then, who can tell whcthei ie was or not? At all events he left ? urge collection of horse-shoes of all sizes nd conditions to mourn his loss, and icnceforth exercise their thaumatur^ica lower in some neighboring junk-shop -Boston Herald. 01d>Fashioned Beds. Two hundred years and more ago th( ieds in England were bags filled with ? . -x trnw or leaves, Dut Dot upuuistci uu ui juared with modern neatness. The baj onld be opened and the litter remad< laily. There were few bedrooms in the louses of ancient England. The mastei nd mistress of the Anglo-Saxon house tad a chamber or shed built against the vail that inclosed the mansion and it! lependencies; their daughters had the anie. Young men and guests slept it he great hall, which was the only no iceable room in the house, on tables 01 tenches. Woolen coverlids were pro ided for warmth; poles or hooks or vhich they could hang their clothes pro ected from the wall; perches were pro> ided for^heir hawks. Attendants and ervants slept upou the floor. DREAMS.; I dream of days now lone forever fled? i A time when life was earnest, real ancfr trueBefore the hope of happiness was dead; Before life's sorrows filled my heart anew With fleeting fancies?wishes never gained? Though oft they seemed close to my eager grasp; Ambition lured to heights I ne'er attained, To friends whose hands I always failed toclasp. i ' v-, Y; I often dream of days that now are here; Of hopes that urge me on my toilsome way; Of stars that shine, my wayward course tocheer, Up to the realms of longed-for famed day. The more I strive the farther off it seems? This goal for which I vainly dream and.' hope? The sun obscured?to me it hides its beams? (Vhile I in doubt my rayless pathway" grope. i Then I have dreams .of life not yet begun, i Hidden away in years?long years?to be, On wheels of life?where golden threads ar?1 spun; When toil is done?the weary spirit free. 1 This dream is one I fniD would realize; To prove that life is not quite all in vain, But if it reaches far beyond the skies? Before death comes?oh, let me dream. ! again. ?Clint L. Luce, in the Current ; HUMOR OF THE DAY. \ Half the pepper sold in Boston consist* ; of p's.?Beacon. ' The darkest hour is when you-can'fc [ find the matches. i Nations of Europe appear to have nary a , - Prince who is able to govern Bulgaria. ? Washington Post, J Gems of thought?"Where is the winter coal coming from??Waterloo Observer. If there is one thing that quicker thai* another will drive a man to drink it i? thirst.?Life. It is said that bees can predict weather. They can certainly make it hot where they are.?Bostjn Post. There is nothing especially murderous or ferocious about a gilded youth, and yet he takes life easi\y.-^-Ba>nblcr. A farmer's journal says tomataes will ultimately be propagated from shoots. Planted with' a gun, eh?.?Si/tiugs. ? Can a man lose anything he never owned? Why, certainly; people lose railroad trains every day.?Boston Pest, Light moves 192,000 miles per second. Sound movcB 743 miles a second, and scar.dal travels around the world in no time..?Life' The West is said to be a great grain. I Knt if ponnnt. rftiseit* glUVTillg wuuw j, .. ( own bread without the assistance of the yeast.?Dallas News. E. Stono Wiggins, the late earthquake prophet, parts his hair in the middle. * r or all that, his head does not appear to ' be evenly balanced.?Graphic. It is stated that mosquitoes will not a sting grown persons if J&ere is a baby j in the room. They probably realize that 3 the baby causes them sufficient Suffering."-? t ?New lichen Newt. J rT?rr? />l??ffirmon nnr? lintlvdidMltsd (in 1 Jl nv VlWgJiuvu V..WV -W.J ? ? ! some knotty point of theology until it j was time to separate, when one of them remarked: "You will find my views 1 very well put in a certain pamphlet," 9 of which he gave the tit|e. To his surf prise his antagonist replied: "Why, I , tvrote that pamphlet myself."?Tha i Churchman. ? After Concealed Treasure. One of the curious schemes that find a ) lodgment in this city is that of a stock company designed to make a specialty of ' hunting up concealed treasures. Captain Bridgewater, one of the stockholders, j tells me it is doing a good business. 1 ; asked him how they went to work. . "Well," he said, "we are guided by circumstances. We learn as much as posJ sible about the characteristics of people who are supposed to have concealed treasure, and then work accordingly. I 3 was once called by the friends of an insane man to look after his money. H& j hud hidden it while supposed to be in 3 his right mind, and after he became inj sane he could not be induced to talk on e the subject or give any clew. One day I suddenly pulled out of ray pocket a ' big roll of bills, and quietly remarked. 'We stumbled on your hidden pile the other day.' He gave a quick ?I 4-Vi/i nrwnar nf tVio rnnm ond shouted: 'You lie!' and then laughed * gleefully. I had that corner searched I ' that night and found the money. I knew j that he would not be satisfied to stay in j ' any place where he could not be in sight I 3 of his treasure. Another case where we I J made $2,1)00, was that of a wealthy man fl f stricken with paralysis. He was about I ! to deposit $29,000 when stricken down, Jj and the money was gone. He could fl 1 not recall a thing. All that was known fl J wn? that he was found sitting on the fl ' I front hall stairs bereft of mind and I ' speech. We hurried everywhere, and I ' made up my mind that he had been fl " robbed. We examined his person, and fl ; found a bla.k and blue mark on his hip H i and another on his forehead. A sliver of H ' blue painted wood was on his clothing. H J We then started out to find where theH sliver came from and where he got his^H ' marks. We found iu the barn cellar i dump cart that gave us our clew, and^H where he had fallen we found the^H money."?New York Netcs. A Destroyer of an Orchard Pest MS Robert Williamson, of Sacramento^M ; who owns a large fruit ranch near Penryn^^B i in this county, has been introducing th^H| r two-spotted ladybug, or scale destroye^^H t III IUU KJL CUUiUO vra. They are said to be a very thorough an^EH efficient remedy for the San Jose rcal^Bfl The scale lives on the tree and the ladHH bug lives on the scale. It is said th^^H i whole orchards in San Jose valley hi^^H i been entirely cleared of the pest t^^^B threatened their destruction by l little bug. In one [case a twenty-a^HHB - orchard had been abandoned to the scafl Sfi the owner having despaired of a i cmefl B The ladybug came along and attacl^HK i the scale in that orchard; in one yea^HH - hud much improved, and in two y^HD9H every scale was annihilated, and I orchard i? now as healthy and thirft^^^^l it ever was.?Placer (Cal.) Herald.