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THE VERMONT WATCFFMAN, DECEMBER 14, 1892 SUPPLEMENT.
Simiinnry of Ncwa. OoliicnHr. i. F. I'aiti.bon, a weultby Canadiun, cotn mitted Btiiclde in Hoston last week. (Ikokiir hliVttl of Hoston pawncd thfl lot in whlch 1 i m pnrents wcrc buried, nnd THisiMl 100 00 it. WlMOH Oi HtiNT, a WfllMtBOWP New York eupitalist, dlfld Huddenly 00 Wcdnes- day mornlng last, igad etghtyntno yesrs. A RKCKNT ordcr of thfl pOfltaoffj0fl depart ment, to take efTcct Janunry 1, 1898, rc dUOflfl tbc fee for euch plece of registered iii.nl niatter from tcn ccnts to elght. Wali.ack OoDMj a New York OnitOID lioiiHti lirokiT, is in custody, chargod with dcfraudiiiK thfl BOVflfnmflnt of 841,000 by fainH intnti nnd othw traudulant opara- tlOMi JollN VViiitman of BoitOll, trallic mann- gerofthfl ITltotrburgh railroad, hai become insane, and is cnnflOAd in an nsylum. There are hopcs tliat the nHlictloii is only tcm porary. Wii.i.iam TIaunf.v of LakflVlllfl, Mass., a fariniT, was net.ed by two tnrn as he was enterlng his stablo on Tlmrsihiy evetiing, n blanket VII thrnwn over IiIh head, and he was robbed of SWi Thk inoveincnt to cniisnliilntc New York and Itrooklyn under 004 innnii'ipal govern ment will, if suceessful, mnke that ntin- ninnity a city of H.ooo.OXXtsotils, or the s nd largflfltolty in tbt worldi Thk bullding of tbt I'hiladelphia PitbUc Ltdiier, QflOfgfl W. Cbllda' papcr, was gutted by an, early last Wednesdny morning, en tailing a loss of a quarter of a milllon of dollara. Thfl coinposing rooin was tbfl only depertmflnt of tho buildlna tliat was totaiiy ruined. The greatcr part of the dainago was done ly water. Kiiiht thoi'sanii sports witnesscd tbfl fight ut 0006 Island, last week, between Jofl (ioildar i of Anstralia ainl Pfltflf Maher of Iri'land, for a pnrse of $7,600, tbfl win ner to recelve 0,800 and tbfl loser Sl.ooo. Goddard won in tbfl third ronnd. TIih flght, for tho short titne it lasted, was one of tbc l)loodicst and iiercnst ever WltnflSflfldi Ooddltfd VII OOTflffld with blood from altiiost tliti tirst lilow. But li was mooh tbfl itrongflf man, thfl dlflerenofl of twslra pottlldfl in Wfllghl in lds favor liadly bsndi- oapptng Maber. Tbe men (otishl Ika wlld bflMtA, nfllthef of tbem ibowlos a parttola of scit'ncf. Malicr was finally laid low bf a straiglit riulit-liandcd Idow on tlin jaw. Thk. Boond Brook Bxpr. ranntng to .Terany City, strnck and killfld a woman in front of tbe depol at Greenville, N. J., last wrck. Tba train traaatoppad Immediately. On tlm oppositu track, oiitwanl botiml, came anotliiT cxprcss. The enginaei saw tbe Ulling of the woman and stopped hia train. JitBt behlnd liitn on the aame track foliowod a thlrd expresa, alao outward bonud. When the engineer oftbeaeoond train stopped it was donc so BUddenly tliat. the enjfinci r of the third cxprcss eould not avnrt a l oiiision. The englne of thfl third cxprcss plonghed Into the oar ahead half Ita lengthi The only peraon killed Inthlaaln Kuiar aooidant was the woman w-ho was strnck by the lirst enginfli Thk.uk waa a " f ragntant party " at in dlanapolla, Ind., last week, and wbal hap- pmicd is bcst, told by M.ij r Joc- Sdiwandcr, oue of tbe fraKincnts. " TbflN wcrc flve of n8. One bad lost. botb lega, anothar botfa arnis, a tbird was babl as a billiard ball, a fonrtli was tnituis a nosc, and tbc liftb botb ears. Kvery onfl bad appcaled to art. to makfl gQod the daflolenoy of nature. Aftcr enjoytnj scvcrai bottlea of blna label.we concltidcd tliat wc wonld spcnd tbc ni);bt together. There wcrc two bcds in tbc room and wfl deoidad tliat, tbcy were nffiotent for the tivc fragincnts of liiunanltyj su iv told the oolored gentletnan in attendanoe to prepare ns for tbc etnbraoe of tbc drnway god. He taokled the babl party tirst. When the wlg came ofl, Bambb'a eyea opened widc. The liald gent.lciuan insisrcd tliat be bad been scalped, and threatened to bave Bambo indloted fot mayhem. Benezt walted upon tbe cnilcman witb tbe wax ears, and tney oame off with bta nnderabirt. Weall gave voice to a cry of borror, and Bambo turned a beautifnl bottle green. Tbe man wltb tbe papier-maohe noae begged hard that be be not, mutllated, and wben he loomed up above hia robe de obambre inl inis tliat importani faoial organ tbc poor blaokmade a bolt fortbedoor. Thenose lcss man headed blm ofl, and in a voioe tliat Bounded like tliat of a wheezygboat aommanded him to oomplete liis tak. Botb arms of tbe ncxt man came off, and we bad to poUT a bottle of wlue down Sambo before iiis knees wonld rcsnnic bnsiiicss at tbe old staud. Tbe monming of tbe four men for their loal membera and tbeir dire tbreats of vengeanoe wcre ringtng in hia ears wben be attciupted to remove my boots. He tniiued antil bis eycs bungfla Oritj tben I loosed tbe strap and let'in t;o. He ataggered to bia feet, bela a leg in each hand, i;avo a vcll tliat. OOIlld be beanl a uiilc, and Jumped tbrough tbe window witbont waiting to raise tbe sasli." Uy tbe tcrins of Jay GrOUld'a will, liis im niense fortnne is to be dividcd into six eipial sliarcs and tbe Inoome to go to bis Obildren sbare and sbare alikc, aftcr tbe paymenl of legaelea. Qeorge .1. Gould, tbc millionaire'B eldeal on, is given 80,000,000 ontrijibt, over and above bis eqtial sbare in tlie realaue of tl state. "for iiis Bveyeara of service in tbe managemenl if " tbc testa tor's " vast interests." To tbe son of Grorj;e, 500,000 is yivun. Two sisters of tJie dcad man rereive g-JTi.iHKt eaeb and '82,000 annnally, and bis brotbflr is pro vided for in like siims. Tbe oblldreD are oonstituted cxccntors and truiteea of tbe estate, and tbe beirs are enlolned from dis poalnfiof their abarea by will exoept to ia aua, in tbe oaae oi deatb of any of tbe ebildren witbont issne, tbc sbare of tbe deoeaaed is to be diyfded among tbe aurviv- inn inberitors nnder tbe will. Tbere is also a provialon that abould any of tbe ohildren uiarry witbont tbe eonsent of a majority of tbe execntors and trustces (wbo are tbe ebildren), tben tbe sbare allottcd to moh e.bild abaj be rflduofld one-balf, and tbc other half aball be tranaferred to itiob per sons as nnder tbe laws of tbe state wonld lnherit tba aama bad tbc taatator died in- testute. A OOdioU attacbcd, dated Novetu- ber 81,1892, oonfara f arther poweri on bis son George, as follows: " Tbe better to jiro- teot and oonaerve the valuei of my proper ties ii is my deaire, and I so direot and pro vide, that tbe sbares of any railway or otber lnoorporated oompaniea at any titne bcld by my execntors and tnistees or iny said tnistees sball always bfl voted by tbcin or by tbeir proxies at all corporate tueetins an an nnit; and in case my said execntors and trnstee ois my said tnistees do not eon eur as to bow sncb stoek sball be voted, tben, in view of tbe fact tliat tny son George J. Gonld bas for yeara bad tbe man ageincnt of my said propertiae. I diraoi and provide tliat in BUOb an cvcnt bis adgmeitt sball control, and be is bereby atuboriaed and empowei'ed to otc tba aaid abaraa in peraon or by nroxy in moli manner as bis Jndgtnaat sball diotata." Oot of all bis vast, unnsetl and nsclcss inillions, not a diine bas been iii.it ribntcd for cbarity, edn- oation or rellglon foUowing eren to tbe grava tbe polloy be bad lived alnoa be aebicvcd a foitnne, " K crytbintJ to get, Ilotldng to jrh'e." Tbe reeetit giftof 110,000 to tbe Aiuerican Iioard is tbe only InataittOa of liis departure from tbis poliey, and is tbe only evidence tliat anytblng t but. oliee be- oame bis oonld be letgo of. Fol-cilfn. Fiiki) i.ksi.ik, tbe well-known and popu larai tor, dieil in LQOdon last week. It Is rejiorteil tliat Bmln l'asba aml all bis party bave been killed by Mangeinas on tbe Ituri river. A iiAUK, mppoaad to be a M'orwagian ves- Iflli was wreckcd off l.ivcrpool lasl week, aml all on board were drowned. A sknhation bas i aoauBed at Qamburg by tbe inapenaion of Oarow Bartela, stoek-brokers. ('arow bas abaoondad, but tbc police are followiog bim. llartels bas Brrendered- Tbe Irauda oommlttad by tbe tirm BStendad over a loDg period. it is olalmad that on Thuraday the Hrra obtainad from banks by fraudiljeiit repi eseiitat ions se curities to tbe value of lOO.IKIII marks. Tbe liabilitios amouut to 7,5(X),O00 marks. MJiM1 my. Dleiffll Wns I-xnct. GcorRe A. 8aln wrltei of Dickcns ni fol KrWII "llc was tttCt, evcti to tbe painf nl BtaKe of xnct itlide, in every transaction of lifc, .'ind be cxpcrtcd bis gUflBtB to be ns pnncttial ntiil cxact ns be was biinsclf, In Novetnlwr, 1888. on tbe BTfl of tny dcpaf ture for New York, I misscd biddlng blm farewcll beennse 1 was 7'. mlnntes late in l.i i' i " nn nppoint tncnt wbiofa hn liail nmde for n fliial bandahaka. Wben I was at (iad's llill I bad cotne to kiunv my bost's ways better, and was as pnnetnal ns the incotiie tax collcctor. We kept. 'mlli tnry titne' nt, nll onr nicals, but it was be twecn brcakfast, nnd hincbeon thnt Dick- ens' lova of method most atrongly aBertod itself. He Bxpectfld nll nnd cvcrv one of his guajti wbo aaraad n liTallhood by tbflir pcn to do BOtna kind of literary work in tlin intcrvai jnst, mantiotifld. "Onr party dnrlHB tny stny nt Gnd's llill only compt ised, in nddit ion to onr liost nnd tbe membera of bis fffmlly, Wllkla and Obarlifl Collins, Andrew Ilnlliday, thfl dratnatist, nnd your biitnble scrvnnt. Wo wamall told 08 toworkait hali pnst, 10 a. m., nnd cxpected to kflflp at, it till a qnartflf to 2 11. in. Tbe day on Whioh I nr rived was Sntnrday, nnd I nbotninate workinu on the last day of tbe week, Whioh, tbcsc tbirty-llve ycars, bns been my Sabbatb. FortOJiatflly I bad hrniiKbt down witb niendonble Bflt Of proofs of a book 011 tbe Paris exbibition, Whioh I was bringing ont. Ona sct I bad fully corrected before ItMttflng London, so drjrlng my thfflfl honrs nnd odd seurcKntion from society I I ttilledwith tbeblank proofs nnd drew skoletotm of the 'Traddles' order on tho margtoa. "Diekens bad pnt mein bis own study, preferrim; to work himself thnt morning in a prettySwiaa ohalet Intba f?ronnds, the gift of bis friend, Cbarlfli Feobter, nnd when I tore up tny apan aat of proofs witb tbc boL'iis OOITflOtioni I succccdcd in motfl than half Blling that famooa waata paper baaket you wot off. Wben Wilkie nnd Oharlflfl Collins and Andrew llalliday wcre lodged and wbat mannar of 'work' they gooompliahed I bave forgotten." ' 11 1 1 i n tr nnd IfOTlng BD Ohclisk. Tho obeliskl of tbe pliarnohs nro made of red granite oalled syenite. In tbe qnar ries at Sycne tniiy yet be Been an ttnfinlshed obeliak, attll adhering to tbe natirerook, witb t raees of workincn's tools so rlearly Been on its Bttrtaee t hat oue might inppoae tbcy bad been sutldenly called away, and lntended aoon to return and finiah tbeir work. Tbis nn&niahod obeliak ahowa tbe mode in whicfa tbc ancienta aeparated theae 1m niensc liinnollt bs from t!ic native roidc. In a abarply eut uroove 111:: rk i 11 l; tbe lionnd ary of tbe stone are holflB cvidetitly de- Btgnod for wooden wedgea. After theae had bei'ti firnil)' driven imo tbc holflB, the grOOVti was filled w itb wnter. Tbe WfldgOB, gradaally abaorbing tbe water, awelled nnd erackcil tbe uranite throaghottt tbe length of tho groove. Tbe blook, onoa de- taebed from the roek, was puahfld forward tipon rollers mude of tbe stcms of palin trecs, from tbe quarriea to tbe ede of tbe Nile, where it was aurrounded by a largfl timber ruft. It lay by the river slde untlLthe next in nndation of tbe Nile, wben tbc rising waters floated tbe raft and conveyed tbe obeliak down tbe st ream to tbe olty where it was to bfl aet ni. Thonaanda of wtlllng banda pnabed it on rollers up an Inollned plane to tbe front of tbe temple, where it waa designed to atand. The pedeatal bad prevlously been plaoed in poaition nnd a Brm oauaeway of Band ooTered wit h planka led to tbe top of it. Tben by lncatis of rollera, levera and ropes mada of the date palm tbe obeliak was gradually holated into an uprlgbl poaition. It Bpeaka muob for the meohanloal accu racyof tho Bgyptian masona that so trtje waathelevel of tbe top of tbe baae nnd the bottom of tbe long iboft that in no siiiLile Instance haa the obeliak been founrl to beoutof tbetrue iu.rueiidicular Suwaroff'g Peoullarltleg. SuwnrofT, Kussia's yreat military coni mander, was a little man, insij,'iiilieant in Averything but that lntangible powerof mind and charaeter witb whioh pbyslcal atrength is never to be eomparod. He bad been Bickly in bis yoUtb, but, becajnfl bardy under the Btimulua of oold bathing nnd the beneflta of a plain diet. Buoketa f eold water wcre tlirown over bim in tbe morning, and bis table was aerved witb fare whlob gUBBtl would fain bave refused, butdarednot, leat he shoukl tbinkthem flffeminate. llo despised dress, and de lightfld in drllllng bis men in ahirt sleeves, aomttlmea with his stockiugs Utflrally "down at tbe bflflL" itiit bis hardlhood of lile nnd nction had ita flffflOt on tbe tncn he commnuded. He was otteu up and about by midnight and would aalutethe tirst soldler whom he saw moving w ith a pisroing eoekcrow, in com meudat ion of bis early risiug, Duti&g I he firsL Poliah war be bad given orders for an attack at eoekcrow, nnd a spy In tbe camp oarricd tbe BeWI to tbe flUflmy, Tbe at taek, however, really took plaOfl at B O'olook on t be evening wbflQ tbe arraugetucnt bad been made, for tiu waroff , Buapeoting t reaoh- ery, bad tben turned OUt his troopa by bis wellknown orowing. The enemy, expeot- iii'-T t be e eut iu 1 he murnini;, w ere ent i rely Unprepared, and fell easy vietims to his foret boiiKbt. "Tomorrow moniing," said he to his troopa on tbe evening bel'ore tho atormioL of Isniuil, "an hour before daybreak 1 mean to get up. I sball wasb and dress myself, sny my prayers, give one good cock crow nnd tben capture Ismail." Powder nnl llall. A cannon ball was reccntly flred neai ly seven miles from an 80-ton gun in Dovei KiiKland. Caunon bave been in usc since 1X10. Th Turkswere tbe lirst Europeaus to ut ili.t tbetn in 14611, at tbe siege of Adrinnoplc, nnd it was u century latcr that England began to innnufaeture tbem. Tbe largtflt turret iblp in the worbl perbaps tbc largest battlcsbip in existciiet is tbe Britiah battleahip Bood, wbioh was Launohad at Ohathumon JulyBO, 1801, Tbe Bood haa a diaplaoamaut of 14,16C tons. Tbe I'russiau anny is said toeontain but ona "i er reiaed from tbe rauka Golonel I.adcmann wbo wa-s promoted for acts of eZOept 1 ona bravery ln the Bohlaawig' Holstcin campaigu iu lhO-1. He bas Jusl been gasatted oommander of the Sixteentb infautry. Tbe Swedisb govcrnment has adopted a new hinokeless po,vder wbich is said tu bave the toUowitu advautageai it la aaai to innnufaeture, prodUOflfl no ilame and doea not beat tbe rifle. It gives tbc ball an loitial veloeity of 2,100 feet wltb a presaure ot 2,210 atmoBpberea. Tbc Seuse or Tofloka Tho Rense of touch Is tho Fi.aki.t, liHl at t be satne 1 i 1 1 1 one of t he most, i Bipori a ut speeial senscs of I hi' liillnan oruuliisin, ll is possessed byncarlyall portlOUf of tbe geueral aurfaoa of tbe body, but flnda its hiubest. dcvclopmcnt, in tbc bands, Tbc truo skin eontains multltudflB of ncrve fllamcnts atTangfld in KlWfl Of p.i pllla', nbout otie-linndrcdtb of nn Iflch in leugth. it la estlmated that thflffl nn 80,000 ot theaa papillai In a nquara Inoh of thfl pnimar aurfaoa of tbc band. Thflcn- ticb? is aiisolutcly cssetit ial to tbe sensa ttOD of tOUob, for wben t be t rUflBkln is laid harc by a btirn or blister, tbe only feellng tbat.it expcriences from conlact is one of pain, Dottbatof touobi Thfl outloleahielda tbc ncrve Qlntnenta from direot oontaot with extcrnal objcels. Totieb is most delioatfl atthfltipaof thfl flngerB, and tbfl band ia ona of t he noat Importani organa Buffon deelaraa that wltb flngera twioa as numi'rous atul twiee as lomj we would beeome proport iotiat ely wiser. Galeti, bow ever. taugbt thnt tnnn is t be wisi -t, of an- Imala, not beoauae hfl poaaaaaea tbe band, but becauaa he is tbe wlaeat and under- Btands its use t be band bas been given to him; for bis mlnu, not hia hand, haa taught him tbe arts. Bxquialtfl djilloaoy of tonoh is attaincd hy praetiOfl. Witbont it tbe skili of tbe paiater, scuiotor and muBloian would be rude indeed. Corting Iron with Coppcr. A proecss bas been Introduoed forpro teoting stee and Iron by meana of a ooat lng of coppcr. When tbe Inventlon was flrst made it was applied to tbe construe- tion of telegraph wirea, but since tben furtber de velopmenta of tbe proecss bave ennhled it to ! cmploycd iu tbe mnnufac tnre of oomplete ahip platea. The method employcd is siniilar to that of 1 be old ailver platini: prooeaa, in whioh platea of the two metala were rolled together withont any obemioal or eleetrolytio meana being em ploj ed. A sbort oopper lngot is east, on a OOTfl of iron or ateelj tbe coppcr is aborter t ban t be core, nnd not plaoed syminet rieally, iittt so diapoaed toward one end that tbc unequal travel of the coating, wben nfterward ex tended by rolling, may be compeusatcd for. Savflforthe provlsion of Bpeolal groov- ini; of tbe rollers to prevent tbe formation of fins of t bo softcr mctal, tbe aubaequenl operations are eondnoted in theordinary way. Advantage is takeu of tberetention of beat bythe sieel core to iliminisb tbe excessive duct ility of tbe coppcr byohlll- ing tbe oovering. When tbe poroaityof the coat of coppcr and tbe dillieulty in ob- taining perfeot adherenoa is overoome, t be process w ill hecoiiie a comiuercial suucess. lteal Sea Scrpenls. Tbe seas from Madagascar to Pannma and from Japan to New Zaaland are thtok ly Infflatfld w it b marine snukes. Ur. Btein eger, tbe rcptiliuu expcrt of tlie Hwiitb- onian tnatitntion, says tbcy are among tbe most poiaonoua of all known aerpenta, tbeir venom heing no less dcadly than tliat of tbe oobra aml rattlesuai. . ''urliier more, tbcy are very lierce and ag c si. . and Will OOmmonly ut 1 ack buuiau heiug.s if they gflt a cbance. They do not (requeni tbe sballows unless possibly for hr eding, but liVfl in tbu opeu oeean. Wh tull grown tbcy are from six to eigbt fcei long. Kisliermcu In t be waters whera tbej are found are greatly afratd of tbem. Their bodlea are Qat aml tbe insideof them t almost wholly fllled by tbe lunga, whioh are (larga in ordcr thnt they may be en ablcd to stay beneatb tbe surface for a longtime witbont coluing up to brcatlie. Tbcy bave cyes modilied for Beeiug in tlie water, so that wben tbcy are taken OUl of tbeir native cleinent tbcy leeuj bllndfld und st rikc Wlldly. Tbeir I angs, like tbosc oftlie cobra. are ahvavs erect. . The Sevcu (ioldcn Cilies. Early in tbe Bixteentb oentnry, not later than 1880, in t bu t Imfl of Nuna de Quaman, viceroy of New Bpaio (Mexico), a remark' uble Btory was told to a friai of t be ity of Mexico by an tndlan. Tbis l Joe Mul- hatton said tbatdircctly iiorl.li of tbe Mex ican capiial, about forly days' joiirney, there lay scvcti citics, eacb as lnrgc as tlie City of .Mexico Itaelf, whflrethelnhabitanta dld notbtng but work in tbc varlous arta in whioh gold nnd silver are employad. With thfl oharaoteriBtlfl aplrit of tbe ln vndcr Guaman aent nn armed hoat iu aearoh of the aeven goldan oitlea, but they return ed without aooompliahing theobjeot of t beir miaaion, Later on, about 1088, Mendosa, the tben viceroy of New Spain, setit Kriar deNia iu queat of tbe"Citiea of Gold." Aftcr his return to the oapital Ni,a publisbed a narrative of bis trip and adventuroa, in whioh beaayst "I found Cevola, tbe larg- est, of tbc cilies, to be a plaoe of vcfy maiiy honaea, all Qve Btoriea bigh, all of tbe vea elB and ornamenta thoreln being of pure gold. The people are white and usc vea- sels of gold ana silver, for tbcy bave no other metal in auob abundance." "Fotty days' journey north of the City of Mexico" would mean aomewhere in wbat is now United Statcs territory, probably Nrw Mexico. Tbe I'liiled States govcrn- tnant haa made something of an efforl to flndtheloat "Citioa 6f Gold." H o' whlch bave proved failurefl. Japan Jadas Trec. Every one knows tho Judaa tree. A specics grows in tbe soittb of Europc, and popular tradition bns called ittlie.Iudas tree, from a traditlon that it waa tbe tree on wbich Judashiing himself after bavlng betraycd t heSaviour. It la aaid the Qowera Were White before, liut, as if tlie tree Itaelf was shockcd at tbe enormlty of tlie offence of Judaa, its Qowera forever nfterward be- came red ns blood. Tbe Etiropcun specics is called Ccrcis siliquastriini. In Anierica there is also a spcciesof Jndaatree, wbioh is Ccrcis canadeiisis. It makes a conslder ahle sizcd tree, altbougb usually seen more aa a bush or shrub, It very muoh reaem- blflfl tbe Jiulas tree of Europc, but tlie flowcrs are paler, and tbcic are of cuurse Bomc otber botatiical duTerenoOB. From Japan we bave now nnotber specics, or rather it bas i.een iu oultivation for tbe paat t wenty yeara, more or less, but la yet not as well known as it deaerveato be. It ia mucb dworfer than the forma of Bnrope and Amerioa, aml bas mucb larger, thicker and niore sliiniiig follage. Tbe t wo specics above secm to bea maaaof Qowera in early apring, und on thiaaooount oue has hccn called in America "red bud tree," but tbe bcauty of these can in no way compare with that of tbis Japan species. Carefalnesi Abnal rTater, It is (lifllcult to niuke everylwdjr carefnl in Kgard to tbc use of drlnklng water, but oomparal Ively easy to nakn the priooiplfla of bygiflOa gencrally known. Some pcr Bons diBllkfl pure water becauaa it iBlnalpid. otiiets nnd it Inoonvenlent to boU tbe water tbcy UBfl, und trOUbleBOUfl or ridicu loUI to cmploy n liltcr. ln some indust.rics Impura wat er is prbfflrrfld, as in that of t ha biikcr tlie bactcria in tbe Water UDltlng wit b I boae in tbe yeast, aod pioducing rnp Idlytbc dcsircd ligbtnflBB, l)ocs any onu in Amerioa ever troubli blmaalf about tbe quallty of water used in makitig bis bread, Of Of that in thfl so called mlnenl waters ht diinka, or la hfl Btrflnuoua iu ragard to tbc quallty of t ba lca fnrnlBhsd blm, whioh evcti wben comparat ivcly cleur oftflD tbounda iu microbeaf Bad water is often the Cauae of epldemloa of typhold fcver. B Gnriona CnlliDgs, A medin'vai wnter ou demonology plaosf tbe total ti ii ii 1 1 r of devils at prei isel 448W,880, AtBombay all tbe Hlndoo entrlea sa itite any paaalng blaek oat, tblnking it may poaaibly be tbe soui of an Bngllah ollicer. When a child dlea in Qreenland tbe na tive part nt s bury a llvlng dog with it, tbe dog to be uaed by tha ohild as a gnldeta tbe ot bcr WOrld. Tbe ancieni Bgyptians bfllleved that iron was tlie bone of Typbon, tbe enemy oi Osiris, und for thiareaaon Itwaaeonsid' end Impure. No one could make usc of it cvcn for tbc most, ordinary requiremanti of life witbont pollUtlng bis soul. In Bpain tbe poorer lasaea use no eofOns, A mufe with tbe dcad body tlirown acrOM It, or often twooorpaea may be (requently met on tbe waytobnrial and, though tc na sucb a funeral aeema Inaultfng to the depnrted, tbc nativcs reverently uncovei t beir beadi ns it, paaaes. A letter was reccntly rcceivcd at an Kng lisb DOBtofBce Witb tbc following (tteer ad- dreaai "To the Managef of tbe pnbllc Bouae wltb Walker'a Bign npOorner oi tbc Fair groundfl und tbe stables arfl at t ln baok of tbe houae and laat Ohrlatmaa Mr. Uavis's Swiiebbaek stnod closo to tbe houae Wolverhampton." Thk Young street armory in OWOlnnatl was burned Thuraday afternoon. A larga quantltyof powder aml tixed anununitiou was stored in tbe building, and wben tbe tlumcs reaehed tbcsc a territtc explosion oc OUrred. Forluuately llo oue was injarcd. Thfl lOflB tO proparty exeeeds $180,000, witb little iuHiiraucu. tfew Method of Washlng. A method of wushing'is being extensive ly adopted in Qertnany nnd Belgium, One of its apeclal advantagea is t hal it connter aota the ill effecta of aoda, whlch ia muoh uscd iii Europa upon linen, Two pounds of soda aredUaolved in three gallohfl of water, and to thiaiaaddfld a teaapoonfnl ofturpentine and three of llqnld ammo nia. When tbe mixture has hccn well Btirred tbe linen is Bteeped in it for twoor three houra. During the operatton the vcssel is closed ns tightly as possible, nnd nfterward t be i lot bcs nre wasbed out and rin-ed Inthenaual manner. Tbe soap and water may be naed again wit b the nddit ion of half n teaspoonful of turpent ine and a tablcspoonful of nmmo nia. The proecss la said to save titne, lahor and fucl. As tbere is no ncecssity for ruli- bing tbe linen acaroely auffera, nnd its oleanltneaa and color are perfeot. Tho ammonla evaporatea Immediately, and tlie Btneii of the t arpenttnela said to disappear entirely during the dryingof tbe olothea. A1 f Afrloan Snakes. The Afiiean cobra is regatded Botnewhat reverently by tbc nativcs of that eountry, wbo onoe BrJ'ear kill a cobra de capcllo and hang ita akin to thebranohof a tree, tail downwara. Tben all tbe ohildren born during tbe last, ycar are brought OUt and made to toucb the akin. Tbis theparenta think puta tbem under thfl aerpent'a pro tect ion. Tbe oobra de capello divideawith tbe horned vlper of Afrloa the qneation able bonorof being the "wormof the Nile," to wboae venomoua tool b Cleopatra'adeal b was due. Tbe Kaffira use tbe veiioni of t his snakc's cousin tlu' i ii i IV adder to poisoti t beir ar rows, and wben they bave any stnall QUBJ1- tity left thej ewallow it, having a theory that it, will proteet tbcin from the bad ef- eota of tuture bltea. Theanake trlbe of tbe Punjab aay tbat the bltea of snakes do do) burt them, and if tiuy Qnd adead aer pent they dress it ln olothea and give ita Buperb funeral- , Obserratlona of Juplter. Juplter at all times is without doubt the most ntereal Ingof all tbe planeta, cot only on aooount of bis gigantic ause and ayatem of satellitcs. but more on nccount of tbe actual beneflta derived from obaervation of tbe movemcnts of his satellites, wbich for purpoaefl of navigal ion double dlaoount for preciaion tbe flneat of cbronometera. There are cotitiutious transits, eclipses or ooonltationa wbioh tlie nationa) obaerva tory at Washington haa predicted with ab Bolute aoouraoy for at leaat two yeara in advance, ao that in any part of tho worid one may, by obaervation of the ayatem of Juplter, afloertain the mean time at Waah Ington, verlfylng or dlaproving obaerva tions takerj by other methoda. Onaooonnt ofthegreat diatanoe at wbioh thla ayatem is aituated. tbe angle for paradox is so Bligbt, tbat any observation taken from any part of the eartb will be virtually aa if takeu from the ceuter. ExploiiTe Foroe of Ughtnlnf, Tbe exploalve power is one of the fore mOBl quulities cxhibited by t be elcct rical dlaoharge. When tbe Quid bappena to meet with some obatruotlon in its coitrse it (requeqtly evincea in diaaatiafaotlon by tbatteiing tbc lionconduct ing object, exer- oiaiug a radiating foroe like a bombahell und bursiiug siibstaiices nsiindcr as if they had been obargod witb gun powder, Mauy yeara ago tbe Boutbwcst piunnclc of tbe ohuroh of BreoB, in Cornwall, waa demol lahed by a atroke of tigbtnlng, and one Btone weighlng three bundredwelght was burlcd soui hward over the roof to tbfldia tanoe of alxty yarda, while a aeoond was hcut to t ba north for tbe apaoe of 400 yarda and a tbird ivtiit piftjrnted in u aoutbweat- erly dircet ion The parisb kirk of Driechton bad been rat ber Unfort utiate in its ministers, two of tbem bavlng gone otr ln deoline withtn a twelvemontb of their appobitment, and now, aftcr heariug a nuinbcr of eamlidates for tbc vacanev, tbe inembers were looking (orward witb keen Intereatto tbe maeting t whioh tho eleotlon of tho new minlater Waa tO lake place. "Wccl, Margel," askcd one fflmalfl parlahioner of anot ber, as tbcy foregatheraa on tbc road one day, S'wba are you gaun to vote for!1" "I'Bl jtist tbinkin I'll VOtfl for noOfl '' tbem. I'm no' muoklfl o' a judge,an It'll be tbe aafeat Olan," was Margel 's sagaeiotiH reply. '"loots, woman, if tbat's tbe way o't, vote wi' ma" "An bOO are you gaun lo votef" "I'm gaun to vote for tbe man tbat 1 1 biuk bas tbe lOUndest IttngB, an 'II no' butber u wi' deeln again iu a hurry."