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A Mother's Love
fttTN Her Tea-YeuvOU Ckild After 4t Fall are of Fonr Physicians. Vy little girl, ten rev of ago. had Briht'i PU Mm, Ber ankleo, feet and eye were terribly swollen. Four of our beat physicians attended her, but with out success, and her life ra despaired of. fiat a soother's lore and prayers surmount all difficulties, and I determined to tryDr. iJarid Kennedy's iTor. It Remedy, made at Hondout, N. which 1 had beard recommended so highly for right's Disease. Bow hippy I am thai I determined upon thla course; for one by one the well-known symptoms of the disease left her. Words fail to expretw my gratitude, and 1 cannot too earnestly recommend the Favorite liemedy. Her recovery was entirely due to this med icine, which was the only one taken after her caue nw abandoned oy tne pDysiciana. sirs. lAura A, JUmntoa, West itutlaud. Vermont. Favorite Remedy, Rondout, V. Y, Price One dollar. Bold by ail Prag-ists. H. MUTUAL FIRE IHSURAKCE frrar la tta ) rallakl Rom Company. ' You m cet chaapar Iuuum Uuu Foralfi i iw ( tun nn t naiuii u rurgnlu kom lutluaou. Applf loth uadar rimi-Mi Amti lor Kaadoipa ana uraintrav. BOYDKiJ ACI.KVKLAND. mr jMln'i tlera. Wart Banoolaa. Vk ' R.M.CIIASE, D.D.S., Dental Rooms, TIB OREIHS ft CBAtl'S PRUO STOBS, BETIIFL, - . - VT. At Rochester the first Monday, Tuesday ana Vedneadsvof each month J. K. DARLING, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, MASTER AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, CHELSEA, - - - - - - VT. ooTColloUoni promptly mad a. Dr. H.Carpenter Dentist, South Royaltoa UI t at Strafford and Snaron tlie 8rl ol aver? other inlli titer natalj. tuiu Kmuuiwrw kf a oompelent plirttclan. I AMECiDEERLESS lYES Po Your Own Dyeing, at IIome TtVy will dye everything. They are sold every. 'Where. Price I Oc. a package. 1 hey have noequal ur Strength, Brightness, Amount in 1'nckatre or for Fubtiiess of Color, or nofutiinp Qualitif , They do nut crock or smut ; 40 oolurs, Foi sole IS. J. Sargent and E. E. Evans A Co. SWALLOWED TACKS. THE BAD RESULT OF A YOUNG MAN'S aUEER MANIA. From Tacks He Took to Swallowing Pins, and Had to Have a Wonder ful Operation Performed to Save His Life. DR. M.L.SCOTT HOMEOPATH ICI AN WEST RANDOLPH. VT. BAILEY & GOSS, Physicians and Surgeons, West Randolph. Vt. I. iP. DANA, ffflMH UD SURGEON, SOUTH ROY ALTON, VT. E. 0. BLANCHARD, D.D. S Ppla! attention fire, totlie prearrallon of tlrl natural leelh, and tl.e la aertlng ol artlflclal crown Gold. Rubber. Celluloid and Continuous liuml uaed aa bane for artlfW-lal teeth. I'uHoL as Oay'l block. Tell Randolph. VI Charles Baymond, says the New York correspondent of the Cincinnati En quirer, has been a familiar figure rouud Niblo's Garden for many yearn. Besides Iiaving charge of the machinery of the theater, which has brought him into personal contact with all the celebrities of the stage, he lias a bright intellect and a cheerful deposition. Baymond did not take kindly to the ordinary in dulgences that men usuall employ to ruin their health. He did not use tobacco or drink intox icating fluids, but ho had one little specialty that he heartily enjoyed. It is perfectly safe to say that there are few persons who have been lured into following his exuiiiple to get a share of the joy that seemed to come to him. Raymond's method of dissipation or relaxation after the trying duties of a night's performance were over, consisted in eating tacks for the amusement of his friends. There was no legerdemain about it, either. He would swallow a handful of ticks with as much greed as a love-sick maiden would candy. Ho found out that he could swallow tacks while working at laying carpets when a young man. Professional curpet-luyers always carry the tacks in their mouths when at work, and Itaymond found thut once in a while a tack would slip down his throat He was alarmed at first, but finding that he was not much in jured by the tucks, the idea struck him that he had discovered a pood way of having fun at the expense of his friends, and he has been at it ever since. He hns swallowed several kegs of tacks in his day, and the only bad feature notice able was that his appetite alwavs ap peared to be on the increase. '1 he ex planation of the phenomenon is a simple one. Baymond ha not a copper-lined stomach, as has often been suggested to him, but he has a strong stomach, into which there Mows an unusual amount of powerful gustrio juice, which dissolves the iron. Raymond became ambitious. Tacks were not good enough for him, and he abdominal wall is healing splendidly. und most of the sutures have been re moved. In a few days the patient will lease the hospital, having made the rec ord of recovery after the removal of the largest section of intestine ever taken from a human being. CARPETS. Salesman Give Several Idttls Points About His Business. "Do you know anything about car pets ?" Mas asked a Ne w York Mail and Express reporter the other day by a traveling salesman of one of the biggest houses in the trade. Not very much," was the truthful reply. "Well, lots of the carpet men, espe cially the retailers, are in just about the same way," he said. "They can tell if the pattern plensee Gem, whether they like the general effect or not, but ns to understanding the manufacture, as to telling by feeling or looks how a carpet is likely to wear, as to knowing how a carpet is up to the 'standard' why, they don't." "What do you mean by the 'stand ard 1' " "Look at this piece of ingrain. You see the threads are interwoven across and lengthwise. Xow, a third running across we cull a 'pick.' Count the number of 'picks' in an inch. There should be fourteen. That is the way we make our 'standard.' If there are one, two or three less than fourteen, you see tlio carpet is far mora loosely woven and less durable, though you wouldn't know the diuerence on the surface. An ingrain, you know, consists of several thicknesses or layers of threads woven together 'ply,' s we nay that is, two. ply carpet is two thicknesses of threads, ond a three-ply three. The three-ply is the carpet of our grandmothers. After having fallen into disuse for mini v years it is coming in again. No, I don't think the ruge for the antique has anything to do with it; people are beginning to be lieve again in its serviceability that is all " So mui li for the cheaper carpets ; the more expensive kinds, the Brussels and the Wiltons, are woven on a back upon wires running crosswise ; the standard is ten to an inch. The wires drawn, semi-cylindrical tubes of wool are left. This is the surface of the Brussels cartiet. The Wiltons differ in this wav, tliat the tuliea of wcol are woven thicker and higher. The wires got tired of taking them, lie wanted a i.r mvo kllifo attachment ou the end, change oi aiei, aim lie uiaue it wimoui nllj UIH1I1 l.ing withdrawn by niachm consulting a physician. He mndo a rv fil;Ilt dir'-tly through the top of the mistake, like many others who will not j tin .. tubc A ril., ulli pish-likesurfuce leave well enough alone, and he is now I js t1 formed. Here vou can pet sitting up in a cot in the Jsevv lork Hospital, artistically done up in Ireuuti ful white bandages. Ho swallowed a dose of pins to please his admirers, but he never sought their admiration again in the same way. One dose was enough, j It is not known exactly how many ho , took, but his confidence in his digestive i apparatus led him to attempt to give a ! lOn IUW LIIO .'fll 11,11. A 1I'1J effects and delicacy of tints and shades thut you can't have in a Brussels carpet. Compare these two pieces," and ho threw on the floor sido by ride a Wilton ond a Brussels. " Now these are exact ly the mine pattern. This is evident ; made of exactly the same shade and kind of wool. That is not so evident, for it doesn't seem so in the least ; their el'eet is totally dillerent. Hie plush was magnificent, but the gastric juice j na Vl.jvtlv KIlrr,u- of the Wilton J. C. DYER, MVERY Feed Stable, WEST BANDOLPH, - VERMONT. Tint Glass Teams at Rewonabt Prices. Preserylnff the Natural Teeth a Specialty DuBolaiGay Block, Went KAitdolph.Vt. W.8.CTJBTI8 S.D.8. amtelal teeth on Onlit. Celluloid. Rubber aud all Mr Kino. 01 iie iici uy lua aroleaaiua, 9J ui t approved oietliotl. t I. tANCFACTt.RER3 Of O00RS, SASH, BLINDS AND IUIBEE, STAIR KAILS, lawil Posts, Mouldings, Brackets, Sheathing, Adjustable Window Scroens. DIMENSION TIMBER TO ORDER Clapboard t. Shlnglea. Brick. Lima, Omaot, Klla LtioJ Hardwood Flooring, eta. CONTRACTORS -AND- BUILDEES. V3ATES furnish d for anr bs 114 Inc. lahing- tha Interiors of Church, llajiaa. , uonraa, ie, Especially. WEST RAMOLPII. VT. MA o,,,. f ,.. f.,v l.,..a n.l ! uiu uvrv iin'i uiij tu a mitij an each individual pin made a dive for liberty oa its own hork. Boyniond bejian to suffer in a few hours, mid was taken to the hospital. Dr. Wheeler took charge of the case. The piitient whs kept perfectly uiet with opiates to pivo nature a chance to pet rid of foreign bodies by inclosing them in a cyst, but this solution, if the difliculty did not appear. The patient became pule, thin and delirious. A swelling appeared in the region of the umbilicus alter sevc-ral days, and this increased until the skin broke and dis charged fibres of the omental tissue, farces and pus. There was no time for further delay, as the developments prov ed conclusively thut the contract was too large for nuture and assistance must be given. The patient Iwing thoroughly nnirs thetizea, an incision wus made in the abdomen in the medium line from the umbilicus nearly to the pelvis, so that 11 the abdominal spaces could bo reach ed without much trouble. The peri toneum waa very vascular aud much valuable time was lost in chocking the hemorrhage at this point. A number of pins were found in the lower part of tlio abdomen, where they had dropped after comiag through the opening that had been made in the small intestine by an abscess. Several other pins protruded through the membrane, and were held by the head. These were pulled out The surgeon was in doubt as to what course he should pursue, but finally made a small opening into the intestine near the stomach, throngh which a small rubber tube was inserted. was tied above aud below this point, and warm water was gently forced through the tube. As soon as the pressure d s tended the bowl fine streams, little miniature fountains, burst forth, and a careful count showed thot there were sixty-three perforations in the intestine in a length of thirty inches. The mesenteric artery and its branches lead ing to this portion of the intestine were ligatured with silk passed around them with an aneurism needle. The intestine was then cut. with scis sors in two places thirty-two inches apart, and all the broken down intest ines were removed. The upper point of severance was close to the stomach, and through this opening the stomach was carefully explored, and several pins were taken out that had fastened on the lining membrane. All the pins hod reached the stomsch,none having lodged in the oesophagus. None of the pins could be detected in the lower port of the bowel, and the canal appeared to be intact. Being satisfied that there were no more peiforations,.the divided ends of the bowel were brought together and united with interrupted sutures of tine spun silk. After a tinal search for p ns in the cavity, it was thoroughly washed with a carbolic acid solution, and the abdominal wound was closed with silver and cat-gut cntures. The operation had been somewhat prolonged by the appearance of unfor seen difficulties, and the patient was in a low state. Vigorous treatment pre vented a collapse, and after the effect of the shock passed away he showed marked improement, being free from pain entirely. There have been no drawbacks. The patient has an excel lent apptite, and the removal of the bowel does not appear to interfere with digestion. The immense wound in tha f ha softness, a richness, a delicacy which makes the Brusse's look flat beside it. Still, you wouldu't notice the difference unless you compare them directly, us we have been doing. This carpet, the Wiiton, is thicker and finer and heavier and handsomer than the other, but it cost just about twice as much. An A miusterf Oh, that is the lincst of all." A Diver Nearly Scalped Under Wator. Clinmbcrlueo said he would get us some exti-a tine oysters from an old sunk en vessel on which the oysters had formed. We knew he was a good driver and so put him at it, we sitting around looking at him dive in twenty feet of wuter and bring up oysters. Finally ono of the boys who wus also diving came np and said shark had ChamWr luco, but almost at tho sumo, time up jMipped Chsmberluco, but all covered with blood on his head. We got him into the boat, and none too soon, for a miinlter of sharks of great size were around the boat biting at the blood that Chamlierlnco left in the water. We washed old Cham off and found that he was almost scalped, the fish (for it was not a shark, it was a mirror or Hebrew fish) hud taken the top of his head into his mouth down to the eyes and cut a complete circle around the head, taking out one of his eyes, cutting into the bridge of his nose across the check and around the 1 ack of his head. We cared for him the best we could, and since he hns got well, but only has one eye and has a ring around his head. He rays that the fish took his head into its mouth and swum with him around nnder Tl.- I 1 . ... ...... iiiu pftrt ot tlie vessel; that lie fouglit as best he could with his hands and thinks he got his fingers iu its eyes, and that is w hy it let him go, and then he lost no time in getting to the top. Mexican Cattle. From the Spanish cattle, asoriginallv introduced there by the early Spanish adventurers, have come the curlier types of Texas cattle, of lpte years much mod ified by the introduction of many mod ern breeds. The Mexican cattle possess large, bony frames, are deficient in flesh, esjocially on the superior parts, and re quire a large range in tlie semi-arid re gions of that country. They are, in :act, almost feral in their habits. They have little value, except to supply in terior beef at a cheap price, and in the near future will be supplanted by better breeds. It is not many years since their only value was in their hides and tallow. They graze the Tear round on the plains and valleys, herded by the keepers, aud like the cattle of the plains, are "rounded up," once a year, for branding. Prairie Farmer. The Cat and the Cow. SOMEWHAT STRANGE. ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS OF EVER.Y-DAY LIFE. Funny Episodes and Thrilling: Ad ventures Which Show That Truth is Stranger Than Fiction. HIRTY-FIVE or forty of the Hub's most fash ionable young ladies have adopted a new fad. They propose to establish un institu tion in the Bowery, in New York city, like Toynebee Hall, in tlie heart of Lon don , which is to be tlie model after which the Bowery institu tion will be patterned. Tlie poor women in the neighborhood will be invited to vinr. tliA iiiMt.it.iiHon. and there learn from tlie fair tutors something about the art and science of making liome attractive, even where there is litde money to begm. Certain well-accepted reforms in cooking will also le introduced, and thero will be a kit hen supplied with all modern appliances for niuking food eatable and digestible. The idea underlying tins project is that the refining influence of a neut aud attractive and cleanly kept home for tho workiiigman will be the best possible stimulent to his moral pro gress, tie win leave me urniunuup severely alone, spend his nights ut home, and olwuys aim to save his money. It b said that the London institution is high ly successful. Of course the girls, miiuy of whom belonc to the oldest families, will take turns making trips over to New York for misssonarv work among the deserving women in the lower wards, and this will become very fashionable. There is ou attempt to keep the purposes of the project as well as tho identity of the 3-oun;4 ladies a secret until the open ing of the iusti'.uU'on. The keepers of lighthouses situated j upon rocks at some distance from the j mainland have not infrequently been exposed to considerable privation, when cut off by continuous bud weather from all communication with the world; but it may be doubted whether such a tule as that of the keepers of the- Bogskarew lighthouse has ever before been told. This lighthouse is situated in tho Bal tic, some forty miles from the nearest land, and on the 14th of Fcbruaiy tho greater portion of tho building was car ried away by a terrible gale, and from that time for a period of more than nine weeks, the two men have been under going terrible suffenngs. It is said that thpy have leen the whole time without water or fuel meaning, of course, that the stock of water stored un for their use was lost, and that they had to de- J pend entirely upon such rain and snow as might full. Tho cold in tho Baltic is very great; and un existence without lire in a ruined lighthouse, exposed to tho fury of the northern gales, must have been almost insupportable. Rain can have falleu but seldom, although they may frequently have had 6now, but this, as they had no means of melting it, can hao been but of little uso to them, for snow taken iu tho mouth ex- lhe number of people at Jamestown, Dakofi A small black cloud hanging rather low was noticed to move rather qneeiiv. when suddenly the cloud was lobt bight of and a precipitotion ol trogs was seen. There were several hundreds of them, and thev could be seen hopping np in the street a block away. A number of dogs were promptly on hand and niude it lively for the hoppers. It is claimed that a funnel-shaped cloud, indicating cyclone, was seen in the west shortly before, and the theory of some is that the frogs were caught up and carried in the air until it spent itself, which hap pened to be over the centre of the prin cipal business streets. An Austrian physician reports the curious fact that in the highlands of Styria the arsenic habit is gradually supers eding bok beer and wine. A pen ny's worth of arsenious acid (common white arseniol is enough to keepeven a ha bitue in stimulants for a week, and where arsenic can bo hid at wholesale prices, a dollar's worth would about suffice for a life-time not a very short period, either, since old mountaineers are known to have followed the practice for half a century. Arsenic-eaters soon lose their appetite for alcohol and Jouthe tea and coit'eo, but somehow their vice seems compatible with the tobacco habit, which appears to mitigate the after ef fects of the baneful drug. Mr. Ssirrn, while fishing in Lake Catherine, Flu., lately, caught a strange looking fish about two feet long, body like an eel, but thicker and larger, no fcales, head short and flattened. But the great difference between it and other lish was its having two anterior limbs, each about one and a half inches in length, which are used in swimming, and it can uso them in traveling on the ground, for it can move pretty well out of its own element. It is not a true fish, but a reptile, and is described in natural history as a siren. They can live a long time out of water. They ore rarely seen. This is the second one caught by Mr. Smith within a month. Onb of a recent party of convicts bound for Siberia was a baroness and j her husband, formerly her footman, sen tenced each to twenty years' servitude. The baroness was married when young to an old man, and she fell in love with his footmau. She poisoned her husband and was arrested, but the footman es caped. She subsequently escaped from ! tne hospital where she was conhneil, sought out her footman lover, and mar ried him. They settled in Kovno, and were only recenty discovered there, liv ing in abject poverty. For many years an o!d cow of a light brown sandy color has been getting her herbage oil the old hills beyond the de pot at Vienna, Oa., which has grown scantier year by year, and in the winter amounted to almost actual starvation. It was a noticeable fact through the bleak est part of lust w inter that this cow tried on several occasions to commit suicide by jumping upon the track in front of tlie engine. Since the grass has come out you never bee this cow about the railroad ut ad. Sirs. Dolly Madison Beat tk. o-fun jaesEage, leUeS jl,nL1J juuiuuir nor w., ,..) vising young writers to 1"" aud churn,i,,g style. Notfc could bo triven. Tl.; rreseuted to anrf iii,toi-v. v,, iZ kj ways to be relied upon, 'it j,"?' tlie memory of MistijIudiLn; tress Dollv brim. ',Tfcl that Metres 1W1 U B tt. .v guinea tu tor an lirinnr , , . V l j J 1 nuiuun, ana one again. History ', It Bqr correct an accepted historiaU to the first Wle,,!,,,, ! writ over a wire. It is bhwi ' posed that the words, "vLt k,7? wrought," were the first f,! transmuted. This is not true "l V, hen Prof. Morse wag i ft ton preparing to test the teWK Which Lad been erected at Omei expense, between Wushmgtou ufr iniore ho was attended by sevenj ; " "'g wnom M I,.! rTCSKrnnn J. .1,1. I le. ii -., u- f".i t, , "u"ienu,of It Miuu.- rroi. Jlorse rails iu, ti .i, more , office .. then located in ltw the Tost Oflice ut Fnvttte and V, sireeis, and having receive,! ... ," mg signal, he announced that liet. ready to transmit a message to UPt lf.r!N L.wr.mL.l..,l 1 1. .;.' .. ' ". . uv i ieeiricny was a great tie in the world's history, tin. I,,,,,,. sending the first uicssitire sl....,l,l ui tioeu upon some one it entity. the nation's progress. This mm,' met with approval, biitiiotifiwmii.i,' of a person whom this honor w,i. spicuously belit. Suddenly Wetie'. cried out : "I have it ! Mis'. Madist" in ashingtou and she is just tit K That distinguished lady was (, un m nun an Hour she armed, excited, but w ith the heavenly, oblitr- smile she always wore. 1'iof. Hi:, asked her to write, out a brief inewt to some menu in Baltimore, and It; jUauisou u.!cordingIv wrote linr t the w ife of the Congressman, kiiukiJ wonts: .urs. ,iames .Vauisnns com meats to Mrs. WetlierUl." Thii Is messugo was ticked off and short thereafter reached Mis. Wetlurillatk country home in the suhiubs of i more, having been dispatched fruml' Baltimore otlico by u courier ou 1ns bock, Several other preliminary mew? micli ns "Mow are you ( etc., wrest:: ami then eanio the formal conimnsin tion : "What hath God wrou; ht." Tta facts were narrated to me by Conpe man Wetherill in 1S-17. An Extraordinary Literary Works Tnr.uE is a young married lady in El bcrton, On., who is a snako charmer. She is fearless of these reptiles, and will rapture with her hands any snake she buds in tlie woods, and has tamed sev- ritrMt iiit.her than ouenches thirst 1 . ; . i detailed liurrativo of nine weeks spent envioi uiem ior peis. unee sue capiurru Id rival the j largo snake that seized her hand. Ihis Joseph S. Arnold, of La Fayette, R, I., probably has the wisest cat on earth. He also has a cow whose weakness en ables the rat to display her wisdom. The cow "leaks" her milk, and tlie rat knows enough to go down in the stable each afternoon, when the cow's odder is full, stand nnder it, open her mouth, and catch the lacteal overflow. The cat has followed this practice all winter, but now that Mr. Arnold has "turned the cows out to pasture," many persons are curious to know w hether the cat will carry on the scheme in tha open and distant lots. X. Y. Sun. in the ruined lighthouse won most exciting adventures of fiction. Siuro Grr.r., one 1 1 Douglas County's best and most prosperous farmers, lives on the banks of tlie Embavroc, in Illin ois. Mr. Oill has a dog, to which he is .i..i i. . i..i.:.- ..i . greuuy uiuteiietl, ,jui:ii uaiuuiio mini ob as much intelligence as a human being, ( and is of great service on tho farm. The other day Shilo wus strolling along the banks ol tho stream with his favorite d which several large hsh were nountlenng in their eflorts to pass up to reach deep er water. The bodie of several of the larger ones were partially abovo water. Barney dashed iu and in un instant had dragged one to lnd, and his master took possession of his catch. Again tho . i n . i i . . i .1 . .;.u. , intelligent uog reiurneu k uie nine aim another fish was lauded, and this opera tion was continued until Shilo fouud that his " string contained thirteen ns fine fish as ono would ask for. Every morning and evening the fish attempt to pass the riffle, and at these times Oill and old Barney are on hand to get a supply of fish, and lioth enjoy the sjvirt hugely. The dog was struck by the fins of a largo cattish the other evening, since which timo he is a little chary of tucklhig that species. Oklahoma settlers are complaining thut the new land office is "pulling tho ground from under their feet;" but the I isill pie of Heligf land, where a stormy sen recently top phnl over a largo cliff, together with its top stratum of pastures anil cottages, nud at tho same time revealing the ex istence of a cleft undermining at least ladv did not experience nnv trouble from its fangs, and continued her sixut of capturing them. She seems to have a strange power over reptiles, and it is seldom they offer any resistance. A pecttjar attempt to evade both the customs and quarantine regulations is reported from Windsor, Canada, to the Customs Department. A railway car, containing a horse, several sheep, and og Barney, when ho came to a riflle, in I several bales of hay, was duly reported st Inch several large fish were floundering ' customs. One of the officials found a thoroughbred bull wedged in between the hay ond the rear of the car. Tiir stormiest of all inhabited spots on earth seems to lie Jason Island, in the Falkland Archipelago, some three hundred miles northeast of Cape Horn. House-breaking hurricanes are a little less frequent than in the Indian Ocean, but gales w hich even on old sailor would dislike to encounter occur every few days, and from May to Xew Year there is not a calm week iu the year. J. D. Stafford, of Grantville, Ga., "turned off" his fish pond, and a large gourd was found in the bottom of tlie pond. This gourd had an aperture about tlie sue of a silver quarter in it, and in sula tlie gourd were two mud-cattish which would weigh a pound each. The fish went in while small, and remained there until too large to make their exit. literal meaning of that phrase is at ent illustrated on the island of rleligo- As APAT.ACHICOLA (Fla.) firm have a eat that is sixteen years old and has pre sented the firm with an average of twelve kittens per year for fifteen yeais, making a total of ISO kittens. Imagination in Disease. Outer S!rrrnrr(r, a Ind of sixteen. living near Champion, Ind., had an ex citing experience with a bluck snake the other day. He was passing along the road near his home w hen the reptile op- wared from some bushes and attacked lim. The bov started to run, and was one-third of tlio remaining scant area, I closely pursued for nearly a mile by the .l.:..t. I l l..1 l - ! tn.La wuicii nil now m.-u rcuuueit u uiue less thau one third of an English square mile. Year after year the sea encroaches upon the rocks of the west shore, but tlie full extent of its depredations was only lately revealed by the disovery of an old map, showing not less than cighb-cn different villages, with castles, fort aud monasteries, where the water now covers the submarine rocks to a depth of Imlf a hundicd fathoms. Like the Island of St. Helena, tho cliffs of Heligoland rise abruptly from an ocean abyss which more than probably will swallow vn the Lust breakwater before the middle of tho next century. It it not often that a rooster has any particular desire to take a bath, but a few days ago a Fort Oram (X. J.) bird show ed that under the pressure of neces sity he could swim like a duck. He was chafwd by a dog to the edge of the Mor ris Canal, and, seeing uo other mode of escape, hejumpedin. 1 ho dog followed, but the rooster, using both wings aud feet as propellers, forgwl rapidly through the water. An eye witness reports thut the winged one was tlie faster swimmer, and when ho struggled np the opposite bank the dog was a bad second. The triumphant rooster stood upon the shore and crowed for over a minute, nnd, while thus engaged in self-laudation, the dog landed and almost succeeded in catch ing him by the toil. He saved himself by fluttering into a tree. Aboct six o'clock tlie other eight s peculiar circumstance was noticed by a j A story has been told at times during the past ten years in this city of a resi dent who, imagining he was ill, went to bed, and when told by the physician who had been summoned to attend him that nothing was the matter with him replied that he was sick, he knew he was sick, and would be dead in less than a week. He fulfilled his prediction by dying. Another case, somewhat similar, was told on Friday. A young man re siding in the Ninth Ward has the measles, and "caught it by imagina tion." His home is in the country, where ha went a fortnight asro. A brother at that time told him how lie had been exposed to measles over a month before, and of his luck in escaping con tagion, and when tho young man, who boards in the city, returned he told his shopman's about his brother, adding that he felt sure he would take the di sease. Every day he brooded over tlie matter, saying he knew he would get it, as it wss just his luck, and, sure enough, he did get it, nnd is now ill at his boarding-house with the old fashioned measles, good and hard. Philadelphia Ledger. Ono of the most extraordinary of li; erniy workers was Honore de Kae He could w rite only by candle kh nnd when free from interruptiun. lite writing u novel he would retire U nt S o'clock in the evening and rises! ', in the morning, With liis desk W limit ly lighted lie would sit dun u. strike" out at a silting his first iM't vcrv little more than tlicnR This h. would send to the printer, who return the few columns of print, pwi in the middle of a hulf dozen bia. sheets, giving an immense margin, tt iliiK nmi ..in lUlzuc WOllkl LrTSfill Motl nkeh-liitiL' the Personam of the story. interpolating tho dialogue, perlun e completely altering tne oneium of the bot.k. Horizontal, diagoM.ss vertical lines would run evtrplim the paper would bo scrawled ojer asterisks, curves, and every kiM r t he desrair of pnctR who always stipulated for Bperial nw when they hud uny oi jkucm: to set un. The second sketch again be scut to the priuters, (! be again returned wim as before, aud this process would M pcatod four or five times until at the novel would be completed, tot , .:l 1 ..,.;,, nt the iitw-' profits had been swallowed p HT eccentrio plan of writing. If this way the "Comedie Humame written. This was a method inwbj - i.. few even of t most ambitious authors would Balzac was willing to pv the price, while his pecuniary reward wm great, he has secured (or kuw during place in French literati Chicago Herald. Woman Against Serpent One o! the most r1"118 tween a woman and a large M ! stridor occurred at Grand W centlv. 0 v ctj; About 7 'clock, as H; "V" the handsome and ncecrnplis lirt I H. X. Strait oi 11 ' ;,T to Company, aesceu.. - their resiiiea - View. "0 wife of Plumbing the cellar of teenth street, startled red eves by a' loud hiss and two tr footing dirMly t hfr. turning wim uni'. , ed a of w ood nrre snake cou -- . . y of wood, aiming -- , hl hand, Mrs. Strait P"Td w - with the monsrer. , tfl seemed to infuriate the reft' with a lona mss, i -lnr-mMi but brsvew'.-T A blow from the s how ;1 k s thrust aside, and with lightning the snake again strike. Viveconsecutive . . Huge mousver c through the dimly lighted V woman who was so nob ly cf. rtoi" lf At Wt a well-directed knocke.1 the reptile i to th. j seemed to stun n ior - Tj.e p glistening eyes had lose inaung - - langs woisea "'". strlit ft lowing up the blow, Mrs. cecMle3 iu killing the bSV l.n lmr sirentriii w" ,.n. helD soon rescneu - . .-- iero" Mr. Strait is iu yo.u. - , where he is largely iu'erf",TiS -ly discovered mica mine, sua , n, alone with the senants. ' f,. of neighbors were ".'nm0'"T,,(!i '. snake earned into tne t proved fo be s boa constn. measured eleven feet ana e . tW.m fl.e bead to the tip of fe Kansas City Traveler.