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ft i VOLUME XIV PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 18G9. NUMBER 43. 1 Poetni. ETENUfO SHADOWS. Screlt the Any i done ! ' Tis set of ii n. Lone fjll the sh idw- from the snowy hills : Not yet have wked the eleepy little nils : Bat softer air Flos1 "very where Aitho-: rh the day is done. Ah ye ' the day is done ! And one by one The ghosts of starlight flit across the sky j In doors, the lire-elves on the carpet lie. Tired of play. The children say. Because the day is done. We know the day is done I Onr feet have rnn TJnrestins in the path ttMt Dnty mvlc. Treading on thorns, of dangers not afraid. And rest is sweet Though night-hours fleet. And day again comes on. The day of life i done ! And set tta-i snn ! "Ermn dim to fairest i,'hrs that earth can show Ears heedless, though entrancing mti"ic flow, And marble brow Un wrinkled now ; Indeed the day is done I But i the day yet done ? And sc the snn I When se-s of amber lieht transfuse the air," And Paradisal flowers bloom everywhere? O'er purple hills The sunrise thrills. Heaven's day is iust begun ! Putnam's Magnzine for July. Ociccteö IHisccllanu. RVBBl RASCHI. A JEWISH LEGEND. Among the most learned and pious Jews jf the twelfth century, next to the great Maimoun or Maimonides of European fame, stands Raschi. or as he was more properly called, Schiorao ben Isaac. He "wrote a commentary on Thora and on several of the books of the Prophets, and also one on the Talmud, fie was a great mathematician, and among his own peo ple was reverenced for his sanctity and asceticism. His parents lived in Toulon, but Raschi was born in Troy es, and this is the reason why his father Isaac and his mother left Toulon. Shortly before the birth of the child the good woman walked down a narrow street. A cumbrous wagon was being drawn along it by four stout horses, and the wagon filled the street, so as to make it impossible to pass. Seeing this, the woman turned to seek a side street, but at that moment the car of a young nobleman drove up tu? lane toward her. The timid woman ran from side to side in quest, of a corner into which she might re treat from the danger of being crushed by one of the vehicles. " Look at the Jewess !" exclaimed the driver of the nobleman' car; "how frightened she is P " Whip the horses and run her down," said his master. The two vehicles approached, and the poor creature, finding no place of retreat, with a piteous cry shrank against the wall. At that moment the huge wheel of the wagon rolled toward her almost grazing , the house wall. Then, suddenly, the wall bowed inward and formed a little recess, in which the Jewess stood secure. "Softer and more yielding are these stones than your hearts, ye Christians! " she exclaimed. Now when this miracle was known, it was at once concluded that it was wrought by magic, and Isaac, fearing lest it should be the cause of their beim both brought to the stake, fled precipitately t Troyes, an I there Raschi was born. When Raschi was an old man, and was renowned everywhere for his vast learn ing and profound wisdom, and Above all for bis great holiness, the school wherein he taught was crowded with pupih, and his sayings were treasured a& though they were precious like gold. He faster con tinuously, only eating what was just suffi cient to keep life in, and what he ate was of poor quality, and was mingled with ashes. He drank nothing save water, and of that only a li'tle, once a day. He re mained whole nights in prayer, and when not engaged in teaching during the day, he stood rapt in meditation As he stood at bis window one evening, two Jews passed, and they were speaking of him. One said to the other, Was there ever in the days of the prophets a greater saint than is this Rabbi Raschi ?" To which the other replied, "Surely for him there must be prepared one of the most exalted stations in Paradise." Then the Rtbbi fell to musing on the place that was to be his in the kingdom of God, and he wondered who would be his companion in the Laud of Light, and sit at his side in Paradise. With his thoughts fixed on this theme, he stood long at his window gazing out over the vineclad hills, toward the horizon where the sun had set, and wnere its rays shot upward, kindling the finely attenuated vapor which hung in the air, and making the blue of heaven green as grass. Level bars of cloud burned like gold in a furnace, and small, misty fragments glowe.i scarlet, like fiery lilies growing in a field of sunlit grass be tween strip of yellow crocuses. As the old man stood with his eyes filed on the west, and his mind revolving the thoughts suggested by the speakers, he 1 saw the western sky undergo a sudden transformation ; the golden clouds became steps of light in a pavement f am tbyst, and on these platforms were placed pa?r of golden thrones with gorgeous robes of ' ruby tissue cast over them, and in these robes diamonds were set, and as the light changed they twinkled like sparks that wander about the ashes of consumed paper. Upon each throne a name was written with lightning brilliancy. And the Rabbi saw on two of the highest two that stood side by side on the same stage Raschi ben I?aac, of Regensburg, and Abraham ben Gereon, of Barcelona. As soon as the old man had made out these names the light laded, and he found that the sky was dark, that only a faint amber glow remained above the horizon, and that the stars were shining in the dark vault. So he shut his window, and he busied himself through the night in gath ering together a few necessaries for a jour ney, for. he waa resolved ere break of day to start for Barcelona, and to make the acquaintance of Abraham ben Gerson, who was to be his companion in Paradise. After a tedious journoy, Raschi arrived in Barcelona, his feet gore with walking, and his palm fretted with the staff he held, and his shoulders galled with the straps of the little knapsack which held his clothes and provisions. As he entered the town he thought to himself, "I Wj)i not M. tion the holy man by nam.-, t)Ut will see whether the Hebrews here know of bis high merit and future exaltation." Then, meeting a Jewish wood cutter, he stopped him, and said. " Friend, who is the most pious of the faithful in this city ?" The wood-cutter replied, " Rabbi Jona than." " Who is the next greatest saint in the city r a Levi ben Nathan.' "Have you other wise, just and holy men here T "Certainly; there is Ismael Zadik, there is Jehoshua ben Amnon, Samuel the Learnc 1, Mordecai Cohen "But stay," interrupted Raschi; "the one I mean, I suppose must be a very old man, with pale face, bowed knees, a long, white beard, eyes red with tears from much weeping for the transgressions of Israel ; a man ever engaged in prayer, who macerates his body and trains his soul." " There is no such a man in Barcelona," answered the wood cutter. Farewell." " Stay," exclaimed the Rabbi, detaining him ; " can you tell me aught of Abraham ben Gerson ?" "Abraham ben Gerson?" echoed the laborer; "he is no saint. He is a rich man, a delicate liver, keeps much com pany, and is in high favor with the Gen tiles." " Where does he live, friend ?" " Follow me, and I will show you." The Rabbi Raschi was brought by the wood cutter before a marble palace. Gayly caparisoned horses stood at the door, held by pages in gallant liv eries. He hastened up the flight of steps leading to the entrance, and entered the hall. It was paved with colored marbles ; the walls were encased with alabaster richly sculptured, and silk curtains hung before the doors. Noblemen waited there, lounging on velvet sofas till the master of the house should attend to them. Ser vants glittering with gold lace hurried about, bearing salvers of the most precious metal, on which were goblets full of iced wines, and plates with delicious confec tions, which they handed to the illustrious visitors. Travel-stained and dust-begrimed, lean ing on his rude staff, his gaberdine in tat ters, his long, white beard untrimmed, and the white hair of his head in tangled locks, unattended to, the wondering Raschi seemed entranced. A servant approached him with a golden salver, on which were wines. The old man raised his staff, and with flashing eyes indignantly signed him to retire. Suddenly a silver bell tinkled. Instant ly, all the nobles rose, the servants started to the stairs leading to the upper portion of the house, drew back the brocade cur tains that screened the ascent, and ranged themselves in a line between the stairs and the entrance door. In another moment a noble-looking Jew, in a crimson velvet dress, with gold chains about his neck, appeared, accom panying a Spanish prince of royal blood, conversing with him familiarly as they de scended the steps, and as he led him to the door. 44 Make way," said Rabbi Raschi, thrust ing his staff betwixt two of the liveried servants, " make way for me." The master of the house stood still and looked at him ; then made a sign to the domestics, who fell back and allowed his old man to pass. Rasch i's cheeks grew crimson. His band trembled as he thrust it forth and laid it on the arm of the wealthy Jew. 44 Are you Abraham, son of Gerson " be asked in faltering tones. " I am. What do you want with me, father V" ' I must speak with you. Lead on to a private chamber." The merchant obeyed, and brought the Rabbi into a little room hung with blue silk, fretted with silver. 44 1 am Raschi ben Isaac," said the old man, " and I came here to seek you. I hoped to have found a pious Jew ; I find one living in pomp and worldliness. I hoped to have found one fasting and prav ing; I Tin one eating and trafficking. I thought to have found one the favorite of God, and I find one the courted of princes and nobles. Is this a house for a .lew a child of a despised and outcast race ! The temple lieth waste, and shall we live in luxury and splendor?" " I feel honored in being visited by the illustrious Raschi," said Abraham. 41 Shamed, shamed !" exclaimed the Rabbi. 44 Are you not ashamed before me to exhibit all this profusion V" " God's blessing has been on my busi ness," said the merchant. 44 And how do you recompense Hix ?" cried the indignant Raschi. 44 By neglect ing the Giver, by squandering the gift. Do yu fast long ? Do you wear the stones with your knees?" " My business occupies my time and de mands my energies. I pray, but cannot pray for long. 1 cannot fast, or my busi ness would not be attended to." 44 Do you eat of meat, the flesh of beasts not slain by a Jewish butcher ?" 44 1 have even done so." " Have you partaken of the accursed flesh of the swine?" 44 1 fear that I have." " Have you neglected regular daily at tendance at the synagogue P " My attendance has been irregular." 44 Afas, alas !" cried Raschi, throwing down his staff and raising his hands to heaven. 44 Surely there is injustice in Paradise as well as on earth. Here lives a wicked Jew, a breaker of the law, in splendor, as a king ; in another place is a pious man, fearing God, macerating his body, in want and aakedness, crushed , by poverty, and the kingdom of Heaven receives both, and sets both on a level. Woe is me !" and he would have rushed from the chamber had not the merchant stayed him. 44 Rabbi," he Paid, 44 1 know my duty to God and man, and I practice it as best I can." t 44 Profane one !" exclaimed the old man. "Trust not your own strength. When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do tlourish, then shall they be destroyed " But just then there flashed before the Rabbi's eyes that golden throne beside his own, on which iwas written the name of the merchant. 44 Come with me, said Abraham, tak .ng the old man's hand ; 44 to-morrow nv daughter is to be married, and to-day I am going to make presents to the poor of our tribe They are now assembled to receive my alms. 44 And to whom is your daughter to be married ?" asked Raschi. 44 To a rich Gentile, may be?" 44 No," answered the merchant, mildly. 44 To my clerk. He is not wealthy, but he is upright and useful, and on his marriage I shall make him my partner. They descended the stairs to the hall, in which the poor were assembled. The rich Jew gave them abundant alms, and as each received his gift he left. One old woman remained. She pressed forward, and Abraham extended to her a little purse. "No!" she exclaimed, thrusting the money aside ; 44 1 have not come here to beg, but for advice." 44 Speak, wherein can I advise you ? Draw nearer to me." The woman approached him, and be gan : 44 1 am a poor widow, hardly sup porting four children. All my hopes was fixed on the marriage of my eldest daughter to him to whom my dear hus band, now no more, had betrothed her. He was an orphan; brought up in our house, and when he left us he gained an honest and respectable livelihood ; and I hoped, when he married my Miriam, that we should have been raised from our penury. But, alas! his eyes have been blinded by prosperity, and he is about to marry a rich wife and desert my daughter." "Woman ! why do you cor about this matter to me?" asked the merchant: "how can I give your Miriam bat her betrothed ?" 44 You can do so," replied the widow, 44 for that young man will be to-morrow your son-in-law." Don Abraham started back dismayed. For some moments he did not speak. After a while, however, he broke silence, and said to the old woman, 44 Did the young man love your Miriam?" 44 1 am sure, very sure, he did." "I will inquire into the matter," said the merchant, turning away. 44 Well now," spoke Raschi, as they as cended the stairs together, this is a bad business. However, I see what mast be done. Be generous, give the young woman, Miriam, a decent sum of money 44 Come here to-morrow," interrupted Abraham ; be present at the wedding. By that time I shall have decided for myself what is best to be done," On the morrow, at the appointed hour, having finished his morning prayers, the Rabbi Raschi betook himself to the palace of him who was to be his comrade in Paradise. There he found a hrong of guess, of all ranks, filling the rooms. Music played, and tables groaned under viand? of the richest and most rare des criptions. Raschi with difficulty pushed his way through the crowd to the cham ber of the master. Don Abraham was dressed in a magnificent blue velvet robe, broidered with gold pomegranates, of which the seeds were rubies. Around him were clustered the grandees of the town. On seeing Raschi he, however, ad vanced toward him and extended to him his hand. The wedding ceremony soon began ; in the court all was prepared ; an awning was spread ; the bride, veiled in white, was led forward by two ladies. Then came the bridegroom accompanied by two gentle men, and the guests followed, each with a lighted taper iu the hand. From a balco ny a band played, and choirs sang. A Rabbi read aloud ai.d distinctly the contract, and the acceptance of the bridegroom into partnership with himself, as Abraham's dotation of the bride. Then the bride groom took a gold ring and placed it on the bride's finger, with the words : 44 Be to me wed by means of this ring, accord ing to the law of Moses and of Israel." The Rabbi then gave the pair his bless ing. A crystal goblet was raised in the air and then shivered to atoms on the pavement, and all the people shouted 4 Masel tob !" (good luck !) Don Abraham, when this ceremony was concluded, stepped up to the bride, and gently raised the veil from her face. 44 God of our fathers f cried the bride grooji, staggering backward, 44 it is Miriam ! ' The crowd remained silent as though turned to stone, for the bride was not Abraham's daughter, but the child of the poor widow. 44 1 must explain this puzzle,'' said the merchant, smiling on the company. 44 This girl was betrothed to this youth by her father on his deathbed. They were brought up together and loved one another, I knew nothing of this; and when I found that the young man was worthy and usclul m tne luisiness, l pro posed to him that he should become my son in-lav. Out of gratitude for past favors, and in the hope of being able, as my partner, to ascist his poor relatives, he yie.ded to my persuasion, and prom ised to marry mv daughter. Only yes terday did I ascertain the circumstances of his previous engagement ; I knew then the reason ol his frequent fits of depres sion. His heart was elsewhere. Through me, however, shall two hearts never be saddened. I have ma ie him my partner and given him the widow's daughter to wife." The newly-married couple fell at his feet, thanking him with tears, and the people gave a great shout of applause. Then Raschi, laying about him with his staff, beat himself a way through the mul titude, and pressing up to the merchant, he burst into tears, and throwing him self on his neck embraced him, and rais ing his hands, cried: 44 Yes! you are worthy to reach Gan Eden (Paradise)! Glory be to God, who has given me such a man as thou, to be my companion for eternity ! Glory be to God, who has not made one rough road alone to Paradise, but has made many roads besides ; who has prepared a throne, not for the fasting ascetic and contemplative alone, but also for him who can do what is ngnt and just freely 1"-Once a Wiek. A General Benefit. Illustrative of the love of some of our citizens for titles, we have the follow ing, which ended happily. A well known business man here had a bookkeeper who had been taken on trial, and was receiving $100 per month. A 44 young man from the country " called on the bookkeeper, and in the hearing of his employer broke out, 44 Halloa ! how are you, General ?" as he shook him cordially by the hand. When the stranger left, the employer, who is known for his eccentricity, wheeled round and looked his clerk in the face. The lat ter thought his hour had come. 44 General ! General! GENERAL!" broke out the employer. 44 8o, young man I beg your pardon, General you have been promot ed ? How much do you get in this estab lishment?" The young man, trembling in his boots, answered that he received 1100 a month, but if his employer thought it too much, . 44 That is enough," broke in the elder gentleman ; 44 please do me the favor to consider your salary raised $26 a month. I can't afford to run a General on $100 a month ; the digni tv of the cloth must be maintained." And he now boasts that although of no account himself, he has a General in his employ. San Francisco iMUr. An Elastic Aue. "How are old you ''" toked t railroad conductor of a li'tle girl vi m her mother wan trying to puns a hair t a 1 4 I am nine at home, bat in ihn I am "iity ali and a half." MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. A wooden wedding Marrying a block head. The ties that connect business men with the public Ad ver-tize. Dentist One who finds work for his own teeth by taking out those of other people. A sufferer advises persons going over the Union Pacific Railroad to take their cold victuals with them. It is proposed to get up a ijrand fair in Cincinnati to exhibit the manufactures of the Mississippi Valley. On his deathbed a distinguished humor ist requested that no one be invited to his funeral : 44 Because," sighed the dying wag, 44 it's a civility I can never repay." A Portland school-house caught fire the other day, and as the boys watched it one in another school said, enthusiastically and honestly, to his companion, 44 Oh Johny ! ion't you wish it was our school house?" A New Bedford juror, who left his horse tied to a tree on iroing to court on a recent Tuesday morning, suddenly recol lected the fact on the next Thursday after noon, and hastily applied to the Court for permission to go and look after his wel fare. Sir Hrnry Rowmnson, the distin guished areh;coloirist, maintains that Baby lon is the site of Ike Garden of Eden, and that the Babylonion documents now ex tant give an exact geographical descrip tion of Ihe scene of 44 man's first disobe dience." Henry Ward Beechek invites Bonner to come out and take an interest in his farm. He says he has thirty-six acres of land, which is too much for himself alone. 41 We will carry it on jointly," he tells Bonner; 44 1 will lay out and superintend the work, and you shall pay the bills." A French duellist coming home from his last meeting gave two Napoleons to the coachman. ' Many thanks ; it is a pleas ure to drive you out !" 44 1 beg your par don, it is not for driving me out that I give you those two louis, it is for driving me home again." Oxck a Week reminds the world that this is the centenary of tho steam engine. A patent was granted to Watt in April, 17G0. It is also the centenary ot Hum boldt, Cuvier, the first Brunei, Welling ton, Soult and Ney, and the hundredth year since a patent was granted to the spinning jenny. Dr. TniNER, in one of the reports of the Inebriate Asylum, speaks of three children which were born to habitually inebriate parents, and were all three idiots. Afterwards these parents reformed, and lived temperately several years, during which period of temperance two more children were born, and were active and intelligent. Finally, the parents again fell into inebriety, and had two more chil dren, both idiots. ANew SampSHIBI farmer, who had an invariabiy good-natured wife, longed to hear her scold for a change, and was advised that a load of crotchety firewood would make her very desirably cross. He tried it. When the pile was gone he asked if he should get such another sup ply. 44 Oh! yes," said she, 44 for that crooked wood you brought before does lie around the pot so nicely." A clever old dame, who resides a short distance from New Y rk city, was recently astonished by her husband, who came in hurriedly with the remark : 44 1 have got a present for you !" 44 A present for me," says she ; " what is it ?" 4' A tooth-brush," responded the old gent. 44 What good will that do me you know T have not got a tooth in my head !" re torted his spouse. 44 Just the thing," re plied the venerable joker, 44 there ain't a bristle in it !" TriR New Orleans Viramune relates this book auction scene : 44 Gentlemen," cried an auctioneer at a book auction, last evening, 44 1 oiler you" scanning the title very closely 44 Shakspeare' works ; how much to start them ?" 44 Who are they by ?" inquired a wag in the crowd. 44 I'll tell you in a moment," was the reply, but before he could refer, a shout of laughter from the bystanders convinced him of his blunder. A German chemist has discovered that if morphio, which i's sometimes ued effec tually to allay vomiting, be heated with hydro-chloric acid, it will become the I most powerful emetic kno vn The effect is prixluced by ittroducing a small quan tity under the skin, and sometimes by spilling it on the skin, but the vomiting soon subsides, and leaves no nausea. Th discoverer calls .he new agent ememor phia. A coKKRf tondknt of the London Tele graph thinks nobody knows how to cook ll'ee but th'j natives of Ceylon, and tells us how they do it. He says : 44 They take the quantity of coffee beans required, roast them in an earthen chasty or saucer shaped pot, pound them in a pestle and mortar, or bruise thtm between two stones ; then pass through a sieve com posed of coarse muslin ; boiling water is added, and the coffee is made.' A bankkuht merchant, returning home one night, said to his noble wife : 44 My dear, I am ruined ; everything we have is in the hands of the sheriff." After a few moments of siletce, the wife looked calmly inr,o his fac and said : 44 Will the sheriff sell yoa'" 44 Oh no.' sheriff sell me'" 4' Oh no 44 Will the 44 Will he sell our our children?" 44 Oh, no." "Then do not say that we have lost everything. All that is mos; valuable remains to us manhood, wonanhood, and childhood. We have lost hit the results of skill ami industry. We can make another fortune, if our hearts and hands are left us." Can we wonder tiat, encouraged by such a noble wile, ht is now on the road to for tune? A cuiuoi h tiscovery has recently been made at Pompeii. In a house in course of excavation anoven was found, closed with an iron door, n opening which a batch of eighty-one lowes, put in nearly eighteen hundred yean ago, and now somewhat overdone, wai discovered ; and even the large iron shvel with which they hail been neatly hid in rows The loaves wee but slightly iverbaked by the lava heat, having been protected by a quantity of ashes cover ng the door. There is no baker's marte on the loaves; they are cir cular, abu nine inches in diameter, rather flat, and indented (evidently with the baker's ?lbow) in the center, and are slightly mind at the sides, and divided by eight lines adiating from the center into eight segmmts. They art; now of a deep brown color, and hard, but very light. In the same slop were found r61 bronze and 53 silver loins. A mill, with a great quantity oSVorn in excellent preservation, has also bcn discovered. Enamelling. The enamelling of female faces and busts is now a branch of masculine busi ness, and is quite iucrative. A chiropodist on Broadway devotes a good deal of time and attention Ho this line of trade, while a man called Sausson imitates his example. The process of enamelling is somewhat curious. The belle who would enamelling go is first examined with a microscope, and any rou?h hair or fuzz which exists upon the cheeks or bust is at once re moved with liniment, or plaster, medicated soap, or scissors or tweezers even. Being thus prepared, the cheeks or bust are coated with a fine enamel, which is com posed of arsenic, or white lead, or other ingredients made into a semi-paste, and pleasantly scented. An ordinary coating of enamel will endure for a day or two; but to render the operation of any per manent effect, the coating process has to be repeated twice a week for varying periods, according to circumstances, and the circumstances of its owner. The pen ciling of the eyebrows, so as to render the contrast between them and the whitened face more striking, is sometimes included la the enamelling proc ss ; while the eye brow is also trimmed or shaved, just as the moustache in a man. It, costs a good deal ot money to be well enamelled. The prices of enamelling vary, but the average price list of the various stages is about as follows : For enamelling the face to last once or twice, from $10 to 15; for enamelling face and bust tem porarily, from $lo to 20 ; for enamelling the face to endure one or two weeks, from $15 to 20 ; for enamelling the face and bust to last about the same period, from t'JÖ to $35; for permanently (this is for six months) keeping the face in a well-enamelled condition, from $200 to $350 ; and for keeping the face and bust both in the same pleasing state, from $400 to $000. So that from its very cost alone, enamel ling should become fashionable. A married belle of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, two married belles of the Metro politan Hotel, a well-known actress, and three or four prominent young ladies of Madison avenue, are, at the present date, the most enamelled of the darlings of society ; but the fashion i3 extending. In due time enamelling will be cheapened ; and at last, doubtless, there will be en amellists not only on Broadway, but on the Bowery. New York Sunday Mercury. Cure Tor the IMte of Mad Dogs. We have had several opportunities to fully test the chloride of zinc, in solution, in such casep, and.Jso far as we are aware, we were the first to use this agent. It may be said thas if the persons who has been bitten by dogs and had been sub jectcd to its use did not have hydro phobia, the dogs were not 'mad." Under circumstances it might be difficult to prove this proposition, but we do not propose to enter into an argument upon the subject but to make a plain statement of facts. In one case, where three men were bitten by the same dog, at the same time, we subjected two to the use of the zinc. They are both living at the present time, al though this occurred several years since, while the third man who was not treated in this way, died, of hydrophobia on the fourteenth day. In another case a gen gentleman, as well as a cow and a horse, were bitten at the same time by a rabid dog. We treated the man with the zinc ; he still lives; while the cow and horse both died within fifteen days. We might give many other cases illustrative of the efficacy of this treatment, but we consider this sufficient. The method we employ is as follows; Make a saturated solution of chloride of zinc, and as soon as'possible af ter the injury inject.this into any or all the wounds made by the teeth of the animal ; let it tie done with a small syringe and with sufficient force to bring the solution in contact with every portion of the punctured or abraded tissue. This should be repeated the second day, after which apply the water dressing until all the parts which have been subjected to the zinc slough out. Then the wound should be allowed to heal under the ordinary dressing, which will be effected, if there has not been much laceration of the parts, in from ten to fifteen days. As an internal remedy we use the carbonate of ammonia, ten grains to the half pint of water, this quantity to be taken daily for twenty days. The longest time which had elapsed from ihe lime the person was bitten until the above means were used was four hours, yet we are of the opinion that this would antidote the poison even ten or fifteen hours after the injury, for the reason that the zinc iu any form when brought in contact with an abraded tissue will act upon parts quite remote from the part in jured, and will, if taken up by the ab sorbents, antidote the poison which may have permeated the whole system many hours previous. Medic MwMJpurnaL The Monkey and the Hawk. Titk cook of a French nobleman had a monkey which was so intelligent that by severe training it was taught to perform certain useful services, such as plucking fowls, at which it was uncommonly expert. One tine morning a pair of partridges was given it to pluck. " The monkey took them to an open window of the kitchen, and went to work with great diligence. He soon finished one, which he laid on the outer ledge of the window, and then went quietly on with the other. A hawk that had been watching his proceedings from a neighboring tree darted down upon the plucked partridge, and in a minute was up in the tree again, greedily devouring his prey. He hopped about iu great distress for some minutes, when suddenly a bright thought struck him. Seizing the remaining partridge, he went to work with great energy and stripped of the feathers. He then laid it on the ledge, just where he had placed the other, and, closing one of the shutters, concealed him self behind it. The hawk, who by this time had finished his meal, very soon swooped down upon the partridge, but hardly had his claws touched the bird when the monkey sprang upon him from behind the shutter. The hawk's neck was instantly wrung, and the monkey, with a triumphant chuckle, proceeded to strip of the feathers. This done, he carried the two plucked fowls to his master, with a confident and self-satisfied air which seemed to say : 44 Here are two birds, sir just what you gave me." What the cook said on finding one of the partridges converted into a hawk is more than we are able to tell. The Pullman dining and sleeping cars drew a great crowd in Sacramento when they arrived. None had been seen in California before. Hcvcrdy Johnson is busily engaged, at Baltimore, in his profession as a lawyer. A Prompt Witness. PERn.vps one of the most "enjoyable" things in a modern court of justice where not unfrequently innocent witness es, who are losing patience, time and mo ney in their compulsory occupancy of the witness stand (which is a pilory,) are 4ballyragged" and tormented is the tor turing in return of some impudent, un feeling advocate. A good case in point is this : In a court not more than about five thousand miles away from the city of Goth am a legal gentleman had gone through the various stages of bar pleading, and had coaxed, threatened, and bullied wit nesses to his heart's content, when it chan ced that 'a very stupid fellow, an hostler was called upon the stand. He was, in fact, simplicity personified. The counsel, it should be premised, had made a great fuss about the previous witnesses speaking so low that he could not hear them. "Now, sir," said the learned counsel, "I hope we shall have no difficulty in making you speak up" (He himself spoke rudely loud.) 44I hope not. Sir !" shouted out th wit ness in such bellowing tones that they fairly shook the building. "How dare you speak in that way ; Sir ?" demanded the ooanneL4 4 can't speak no louder I" shouting louder than before, as if to atone for his fault in speaking too low ! Wlave you been drinking this morn ing y" asked the lawyer, who had now en tirely lost the command of his temper at the roars of laughter which burst forth from a crowded audience. 44 Yet, Sir" said the witness, frankly. 44 And what have you been drinking, Sir ? Look at the jury don't look at me, Sir, in that way ! " 44 Corfee, Sir." 44 Did you have any thing in your coffee, Sir?" 4 Tm, Sir." "1 thought so," said the counsel, with a glance at the jury. 44 Well. Sir," con tinued the 44 learned counsel," 44 you say you haul something in your cotlee. State, if you please, to the jury what that something ' wax." 44 Sugar, Sir" answered the witness, without the movement of a muscle. There was another burst of 44 furtive laughter " throughout the court-room. 44 This man is no fool, your Honor " (addreasing the Court), 44 but he is some thing worse. Now, witness, you must come to the point. Had you anything else in your cotlee besides sugar ? " 44 Yes, Sir." 44 Yes ? you had f (Well, we are likely to get at the truth after all, his turning and twisting to the contrary notwithstand ing.) Well, Sir, what else was it you had in your coffee f " 44 J ipicfkL Sir!" shouted the witness. 44 Do I make you hear me Square? a spune t ! " That was the last witm-ss, and the last ot hini on the stand. Here the trial was adjourned until the next day. liar per' Magazine. Kerosene Oil. An observing ' school-marm " write", to the Western Rural : I am b ard:ng at the hotel this week, and this is Saturday and there is no school. I have learned many things about kero sene that I had not betöre dreamed of. Our landlady is very particular to till all the lamps every morning. I asked why. 14 Became," she said, 4'as the oil burns ou', the space above tills with gas, which when agitated, would be apt to explode " Then she told me of a friend of hers who neglected to till her lamp, and sitting up late, burned the oil nearly out ; as she took it up to go to her bed-rnom it ex ploded and burnt her badly, and frightened her so she has been very nervous about her lamps ever since. While the landlady was telling me this, I noticed that she only cut otl' that part of the wick that was burnt soft, and each piece of wick was rolled up in a little piece of paper. What for? To kindle fires with, and if you try it you will find they will burn long enough to be a great help. A teaspoonful of tine salt to each lamp, once a week, Mrs. Sam thinks improves the light. Further in quiry resulted in the discovery that kero sene was just the thfng to take the paint oil those nice tin pails you buy paint in, but which are so bard to clean. Take a cloth, dip it in the oil and rub the cans ; let it stand awhile ; if it does not all come off, oil it again and again. If you treat rusty stoves or kettles in the same way, after wards washing well in weak lye, you will tiud them as nice as new. Kerosene is also good to clean furniture, but do not let it remain on any time, as it wdll dim the varnish. A few drops on a cloth will go a great ways, and must be quickly rubbed off with a soft cloth. It will loosen dirt quicker than water. Another lady in the neighborhood who uses the salt in lamps, says it takes away the bad odor, and :-he thinks the oil lasts longer. Kerosene is one of the best things for a burn. Bathe the burn in cold water, then dry softly without rubbing or ex posing to the air, and apply the oil and bandage. Another lady tells me, all her mother's family once had the diptheria, she being the worst. They could get no help. She was almost strangled with canker. Her mother became desperate, and gave her a teaspoonful of kerosene, as a last resort and it saved her life. The Alta Gal ifomia states that the coal deposits of Wyoming Territory ex tend for nearly MM) miles along the Union Pacific Railroad, from Carbon to Evans ton Station. Si mines are now open, and the locomotives are using the coal, which ontains by analysis, fiO per cent, of car boa, 12 of water in combination, and 88 of inflammable gases. It is known by the name of anthralignite. The principal mines are at Carbon, 680 miles west of Omaha, and extensive shafts and drifts have been run since August, 186S. From ,'"0 to :U)0 miners are at work, earning trom $7 to ff 12 a day, in currency. At Black Buttes and Point of Hocks Stations, also, there are extensive mines. Why He Cottldm't Joof TO Onrmcn At a recenl meeting Um rtirrktoMo ol thw Iowa Kall A Blou Oil y H lilroail Company, .lohn I. Hlair. ot New .lerxey, the President of the com iiüiiy told the following etory, reported In the luhuiiie ',,,-, illustrative of moral of prairie t'armTt, when lumber hi concerned: " While traveling I'' summer, he Mopped at an obscure Httk town, not a t hou-aml milen from Omaha, the mahitant of which appeared tobe wmtCMdl poor. Tom hi'd with sympathy lor their condition, Mr. lilalr approached one of the leaders and laqalnd if they ever had any preach ing out in that section. " Preaching.' aid the iieron addresoed, oh, yes; we had a powerful revival here last winter, and ali got converted but one man, who nald he CoaM not join the church until he had stolen timber enough from the railroad company to fence hi farm.1 After this honest confession Mr. Blair never attempted to the thieves. It was nsele-- TIqs ilu'v niiint have, and they were purchaf.-.t without any qMStiOM." fACTS AS!) FIbUfiES It cost the Dominion $5,063 to convict Whalen. Commodore Nutt's other name is Lewis Dinger. A terkikr in Bristol, England, was lately sold for $600. In Salt Lake City $18 is the price paid for a cord ot pine wood. A H artford lady has just had a $7,000 watch sent her by express. By a new law in Italy the clergy be come liable to conscription. It has been calculated that sixty persons per minute die in this world. A new Ir.sh paper, TTie Irish West, has made its appearance in Cincinnati. The lady who knit her brows is now de voting her attention to a pair of socks. The Catholic Publication society has printed 507,000 tracts during the past year. One hundre land seventy-nine thousand dollars have been raised for the American College at Rome. Srx women were recently admitted to the University of London, having passed satisfactory examinations. Switzerland has about 000,000 cattle, worth $42,000,000; 552,000 cowsield $30, 000,000 worth of milk a year. The Society for the Prevention of Cruel ty to Animals in New York average two arrests of cruel teamsters per day. Thehk have been three Popes besides Pius IX., who have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their first mass. A Boston letter-carrier was recently made the recipient of $150 from the well pleased citizens whose mail is entrusted to his care. James Halt., the'famous Aberdeen ship builder, is dead. It is said that there is not a portion of the world where 44 Hall's clippers " are not known. In one of the French departments a poster adorned the walls, inviting the voters to cast their ballots for 44 Jules X. the drunkards' candidate." A fatal quarrel in Jersey City arose from the refusal of a barkeeper to allow a teamster to water his horses from the ice pitcher. A lady in Rhode Island subscribed for a Newport paper, the other day, to be eent to a nei; bor who worried her by borrow ing her wn. A Texas paper claims that there are more newspapers published in that State, in proportion to the white population, than in any other State in the Union. By a singular coincidence, the first day of the Peace Jubilee fell upon the date of the commission to George Washington as Commander-in Chief of the American armies. Lord Bykon's valet, a Swede, named James P. Lindberg, sixty-four years old, ia now an inmate of the National Military Asylum at Milwaukee. He was present at Byron's death. DcniNo the 'ear 180, there were 45, 848 male persons, charged with crime, taken before the police magistrates of the metropolitan districts of London. Of this number, 56 were ticket- i' leave men, and 5,544 had been previously convicted. A company has been formed in New York to bring fresh meat to that market from Texas. The entire hold of their vessels is lined with a non-conducting felt; and by chemical means a cold below the freezing point will be kept up. A white baby was picked up a few days ago on the Dan river, near South Boston, Va. It was in a metallic coffin, with a bottle of milk at its mouth, and a roll of greenbacks under its head, while newly -plucked roses decorated its strange cradle. There is a man living in Northampton, within three miles of the railroad, 38 years of age, who has been in but four different towns in his life, has never been inside of a railroad car, and has never slept in any house except the one in which he was born, has never been courting and never kissed a girl. It is recorded of a Catholic lady, of Northumberland, England, in the last cen tury, that she married thrice, her first husband being a Quaker, ber second a Church of England man, and her third a Catholic; and what is more curious still, on each occasion she married a man twice her own age ; at 16 a man of .12 ; at 30 a man of 60 ; and at 42, a man ff 4 The champion strawberry has been ex hibited in New York. It measured 1 inches around, and weighed one ounce and seven pennyweights. It was raised by Nathaniel Niles, at MadisoH, N.J., and is a cross between the Wilson and the Agriculturist. Governor Randolph, of New Jersey, has christened it the 44 Niles Seedling." The report of the Inspectors of Con stabulary in Seothnd for the year ending March 15, 1869, states that the number ol tinkers, gipsies, vagrants, and other per sons who have no apparent means of sup port, has increased in Scotland to the ex tent of 1S.000 within the last two years. The number of vagrants now amounts to 68,036, or 33,606 men, 20,756 women, and 1SB4 children. A PiPU was recently read before the Academy of Sciences, at Toulouse, France, to prove that the trunks of trees are not of a circular, but of an elliptical form, the axis from east to west being longer than that from north to s uth. The names of eight distinguished observers of the ope rations of nature are given as supporting the tact mentioned. TnE other dav a seam in the rook cutting', on the Ridgcrield Branch rail road, in Connecticut, was charged with forty-two kegs of powder and a quantity of nitro-glycerine, the whole costing $300. The explosion shook t he windows in Ridge tield, two miles away, and removed earth and rock, the displacement of which by the usual course would have cost $2,000 A chemist in England hai discovered a tluid preparation which he affirms will cause bodies plunged into it to petrify and become stone within five years' time. The secret of this process is known only to himself. He throws out the suggestion that, in time, if persons will only preserve their relatives and friends with his fluid, they will be able to construct dwellings with them, and thus live in residences sur rounded by their ancestors. The one hundredth birthday, flf Mrs. Ruth Hemphill, of Henniker, N. HP was recently celebrated. She was the first ft aale born in the town Her tather, 1 )eacon Kbenezr Hartshorn, bui't the first frame house in Henniker, and it now stands in good condition. It was in this house that Senator Patterson was lorn Her father, .lames Hemphill, served in the Rev olutionary war. She is the mother of ten children, four of whom Jare now living, and among her descendants is one of the ixth generation