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Professional Cards.
Advertisements under this head will be charged
at the following rotee;:
fir* Um or tow, par ywr 16 OO
Kuh additional lino. 1 OO
7 m. d.,
office front room# over OoMm Bifle
Cl othlng Store, weet #kto of square. Resktoooe
ou Bast Harrison street opposite O. P Church.
• Physician and Surgeon.
Surgical operations of the lye a specialty.
Offioe at New Sharon. lowa. »•_
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on west side of public W»«. over
Miss Anderson s millinery store. Night calls
promptly attended- _
. Dentist.
Office os south side of Square over J. M. Jones
A «=n*t. t shoe store. Nitrous Oxide Qas used
for painful operations.
Surgeon Dentist.
Offioe in Exchange block, on High street,
Oskaloosa, lowa, over J. w. Morgan’s drug
store. 1®
Geo. j. turner, m. d..
Physician and Surgeon.
Office os Market street, over Boyer A Barnes’
store. Residence ’wo blocks south and two
b|poks west of potcoMsa. I®
l vR. V. PARDON,
Magnetic Dealer.
Office at bis residence three blocks directly
south of postoffice, is prepared to treat all dis
eases exoept deafness wlin general satisfac
tion. Terms, $lO for V treatments. He will
always be found at horn* | lOylpd
Physician and Surgeon,
Oskaloosa, lowa Office northeast corner oi
square, middle rooms up stairs in new Masonic
building. Residence on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at offioe
and residence with all parts of the city. 19
Dr. w. m. wells.
Catarrh,Throat Lung Physician,
And Specialist for Chronic Disease# generally.
Consultation personally or by letter. Offioe
and Diapeusyar over Ways’ Drug Store, West
High Street. Office hours from Vtolß A. M., and
from 1to&p. m. Consultation free. nIV
L». A. RurrusN. M. D. It. C. Hovfmak, M. D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. K.
nr.uroh, near S. B corner of square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence ou Main street, three blocks
*a»t of the publto square. 19tf
•I. L. Com*. J. 8. Hodos
Physicians & Surgeons.
Will attend all calls, day or night. Office in
the Prankel rooms in Union block. Dr. Coffin’s
residence, corner of Rllen and Jefferson; Dr.
Hodge’s, residence on North Market Street. 19
D m. fbrdub,
• Attorney-atrLaw,
and Notary Public, Rose Hill. lowa lVtf
W. 8. Kbrworthy. O. N. Downs.
Williams Block, Oskaloosa. lowa. 2Sylpd
■*“- Attorney»-at-Law,
Oskaloosa, lowa Office over Golden Eagle
store. n»
and Notary Public. Front room, up stairs. In
Park hurst's new building, Oskaloosa, la. lVtf
Office In Phoenix blocs, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Business promptly attended to. 19tl
and Notary Public. Office 4 block south of 8.
K. corner ol Park. 19
" Attorney-at-Law.
Collections promptly attended to. Office on
north side, over Frankel’s bank. 19
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office over Knapp A Spald
ing’s hardware store. 19
u*k*ioosn, lowa. Will practice in all the
court* Office over the Oskalooaa National
Bank. IStf
• Attorney-at-Law,
Oskalooaa, lowa. Boaineaa attended to in both
Stale and Federal Court*. Office, room* 1 and
2, over A. M. Abraham's store, north side HU
Gao. W. LarraaTY. Geo. C. Mobgam.
Office over Oak»k»*a National Bank, Oaka
loo*a. lowa. 1#
C. F. Seahle. L. A. Boon.
and Notaries Public. Office Irst door west of
Recorder** office, Natloral Bank building,
OsKaloosa, lowa. l*tf
Robert kissick,
and Notary Public, Oskalooaa, lowa. Office In
Centennial block, over Franker* clothing
•tore, north aide square. Practice In all of the
court* of the State. H
** Attorney-at-Law,
and government claim agent Office in Boyer
A Barnes block, Oskalooaa, lows. Prompt at
tention given to collection*. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
tended to ia tbe U. S. and State courts. l#tf
and Collection Agent*. Attend to any legal
business In tbe State and Federal Court* en
trusted to tbein. Office over N. Oppenheimer
A Co.’s boot and shoe store, south aide of ”,
Oskalooaa, lowa. 19tf
James Carroll. Damikl Davis.
F. F. Evams.
Oskalooaa. lowa, will practice in all court*.
Collections made a special feature. Offioe over
Franael A Go’s., Bank. Branch office at New
Sharon. IS
J. A- L. Cbookham. * J. O. Cbookham.
Attorneys-at Law,
Oskaloosa. lowa. Office over Mahaska Count/
Bank, southweat corner public square. Col*
lection* made and remitted promptly. Convey
aaelng done. 1*
J no. Hina. Jho H. Wariuim,
President.. Cashier.
L. C. Blavobaiu*. f ie seldom.
The Farmers’ L .jade.
Jao. BtebeL, L. C. Blaoobard, -
T. J. Black ■tone, O. B. MoFall,
H. W. McNeill, Matthew Pioksa.
P. W. Phillips.. Peter dtumpe,
J. 8. Whitmore.
First National Beak. Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bank, Naw York.
lMf Valiev Natioaai Bank, St. Leals.
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will receive deposits aad transact a penerml
banking. exchange, aad ooileottoa bus lose*, the
I as an Incorporated bank.
licbuift on all the principal cities of the
United states aad all cities of Europe bonght
aad sold at sums to suit the purchasers.
Passart ticket* to aad from all poiau la
Europe for sale at the leweet rates.
Colleen.,qgwlll receive prompt attention.
Wa do a strictly legitimate banking business,
aad rive the waats of customers special at
las »
Wa H. lUTUU, D. W. DoauKJ,
Prsa. W. A. Liintr, V.-Pres.
daloosa 'NaiioDal Bank,
Wkß Ssi van*. J W.Moßuu-i*
J. H. uauv. D. W. Loaiau,
H. L. Hrascaa. M L. Lari,
Jamb* Mogul loom.
First National Beak, Hew York.
Oilman, rtoa A Oo- New York
First National Beak. Chisago.
Hide A Leather Mat*] Bank, Chicago.
t» Davaaport Mart Bank, Davoaport.
J. A. L- CMisntE H. 8. Howard,
Freedom Y.-Pree.
Job* K Banns, Cashier.
mm Gflom bank,
Organised Under the State Laws.
jl g, &Maw jmp£.
VOL. 37, NUMBER 1.
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 3, over Farmers
Traders’ Bank, Oskaloosa, lowa. 19tf
I have on my books a large number of farms
sad houses in town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If yon have real estate to wU or
wiah to buy, give me a call. I pay taxes ia any
part of the Stats. Conveyancing done. Office
In Boyor A Bernes’ block, OcEaloosa. lowa
One hundred oioe building lots ia Lacey’s addi
tion to OakaloosA IV
X«axid JLgenoy.
Farms and Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, and
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Oskaloosa National Bank,
lutf Laffierty A Morgan.
flea) Estate & Loan Agent
In large or small amounts, on .ong or short
time toll
•100,000 ia 8100,000
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
ou 5 years' time, in loann of S6OO and upwards;
with privilege of paying SIOO and aoove in an
nual payments, If desired.
Bargains in Land
Suburban Locations.
The undersigned offers for sale 35 acres of
irround two minutes’ walk east of H. W. Mc-
Neill’s property, and one mile east of the Pub
lic Square in Oskaloosa. I will sell the whole
piece, or In lots to suit purchasers.
The land fronts directly on the Boulevard
aod lowa City ruad. and has the finest natural
grades and building sites to be found in or
around the city. Every acre is underlaid with
a heavy vein of coal. Spring Creek runs along
and through the east side of the land, and fur
nishes a constant supply of water.
Will be sold at reasonable prices and on easy
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
$200,000 to loan at 6 per cent interest on five
years time; borrower having the op
tion to pay part or all of prin
cipal after first year.
We also have a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lots
in Mahaska County, lowa.
Office in front room of new Masonic building,
north-east oorner of Public Square.
Residence and Garden
Small Farm Plots For Sale.
I am now prepared to sell in small or large
lots to suit purchasers, and at reasonable fig
ures, the whole of the farm known as the
lying between the lowa City and Burlington
roa>UL immediately contiguous to the city, and
now occupied as tenants by L. M. ana J. C.
The farm is divided by the C. R- I A P , and
lays convenient *or division into Plots for
bined. It is believed to be s
Underlaid with Coal !
and ha* good drainage and water facilities.
A complete plan and survey of the property
may be seen at the office of Jno. O. Malcolm.
Part cf the purchase money may be secured
on any plot bought. R desired.
Oslata Marl Works.
F. W. McCall,
Dealer la
Monument* Tombs, Head Stone*, Scotch an
American Granite Mon amenta, Ae,
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
Prom One to Twelve Horae Power.
Machinists’ Supplies,
Including Shafting*, Puwoys, Leather and Rob
ber belling. Steam Finings, etc , etc.,
furnished on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of all kinds neatly and quiokly done. Call on
me before yon bey anything In my line.
Shop# One Ulock North of Ex
change Block.
nlMf W. E. VERNON.
PRICE LIST. ___________
Seevers & Neagle’s
12 Um Granulated Sugar SI.OO
13 lbs Standard A Sugar 1.00
14 lbs Extra C Sugar. 1.00
8 lbs Good Green Coffee IDO
8 lbs Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Can Best Full Weight Baking
Powder. 25
1 lb Desiccated Cocoanut 30
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
1 lb Fane/ Mixed Tea 50
20 kinds of Q&nned Goods, per can 10
1 lb Salmon. : i 15
2 lbs Salmon. i 25
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
sack. 1.35
20 Bars White Russian Soap IDO
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 50
Earthenware, 3 gallons for 25
Bouthwe*t Corner Pub
lic Square. «yi
H. Snyder & Son,
«IU sell a* Amp a* say other bongo in tho
city. If you want • aook of th
hi tho city, call on us.
Everything Fresh.
» B. Snyder Sl »ok
Horse shoeing.
Tolbert & Miller, Blacksmiths,
at their <4d stand west of Postoffice, will do
Shoeing as low as any other shop In Oskaloo
sa IS
Oskaloosa rncampment.no. is, i. o.
O. F. meats on first and third Monday
evenings of each month, at Odd Fellows Hall.
Visiting Patriarchs cordially invited to attend.
8. L. Habvky, C. P*
B. 8, Harbour, Scribe. 46
AH ASK A LODGE NO. lfi. 1. 0. O. F„
iU meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Ftoltowa’ Hall, one block north of the Postoffice.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
Cbaa What, W. l. Hows,
.Secretary. [SIJ N. G.
Civil Engineer.
Office and residence on High street. 8 blocks
east of Court House, Oskaloosa, lowa 82tf
Bj Hua. Ben rarly roor., OjfLcxal O. S. CW*nn
S Bar. O. H. Tia.uj, D.O. Urui ionhuk Mlfeonnibe
war; thl* compUe— hla wonderful Ufa (lor,. Oat tkc will of
eiml, reliable and ridUf UluUrtutd »ort. Do »■« U docohrod
fc»tmilaturno. UnuodUlaanu 1.000 tOK.VTH WaaUd
Addnuu HtBBAKI) BROS., Cliioa*., IUUmU.
cook epre
book rliCB
The must complete Treatise on Breadmaking ever
puMlnbt-il. Contains full directions for making
Vienna Broad, Puff Paste, French Rolls, etc. Bena
two2o. stamps to Mr.KINGHLAND SMITH,
Mnuauer oi fM.Paul Roller MUls,Bt.Paal,
Mian., and receive In return the Orange Blossom
Cook Book j or, buy a sack of Orange Blossom
Flour from your grocer and receive with U one of
the Orange Blossom Cook Books.'
I Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oskaloosa, lowa. 19
C O A Is.
Try the COAI. from John Burdeas’ New Shaft.
It is of good quality and gives general
satisfaction. All orders left at
on the southeast oorner of the square, or at
on High street, will receive prompt attention.
This mine is on the Beaoon road one mile from
town. nfi&yl
Young Bulls For Sale!
The undersigned has three young. Short-Horn
Bulls—tine young animals—which will be sold
cheap. Also has somepure Poiand-China sows
with pig, by “DECATUR,” a celebrated hog
from Illinois. Call at farm % mile north of Fair
G rounds.
Henry Walling*
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and contractor of
Cisterns, Flues and Cellars
Built on short notice. Also have good Brick
for sale at lowest market price.
n!9tf Oeksloosa lowa.
Fresh Family and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware.
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
I* Southeast Corner of Square.
I. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
v Repairing.
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in all
case*. Come in and aee us and
give us a trial.
88tf L. Cook & Son.
PLUG TOBACCO. "The Him* Out* 1
For Sale by
Baumgart A White. H. Snyder A Son.
M Bacon A Co. J. W. Oiler.
Seevers A Neagle Weeks A l>urfee.
W. F. Hlneeley. Bhaw A Luring.
Howard A Son. W. a. Rlnker.
J. B. Grnzen. F. P. O’Hara.
Steward Bros. M. Martinstela.
W. Fagan. Middleooff Bros.
H. L. Spencer Company
Steward Brothers. 50w8
Eye and Ear Physician.
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J. H. Sheak,
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Will pay the highest market prlje ia Cash
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, )/T) OSKALOOSA /?r /)/)
•»A School ThoroigUj Kqaipped for Office Tniang.*
Book-Keeping by Actual Business Practice.
This department of our school i# one of ths test in tho
United Stake, under the charge of Prufesaor Weeco, one
of the finest penmen in the world. Send 6 cents for beau
tiful «i>ecirueo« of hi* work direct (Tom the pen.
All our department# are superintended by practical
teacher, of long experience, Address
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J. B. McCurdy & Co.,
gj North-East
* Corner of the
H Public Square. GZ{
The Boss , ,
W FnrmtnruDualers 50
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_ Invite eveiybody to call
Ptj and see their
H New Stock.
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8. 8. Smith «t al.
In the Circuit Court of the State of lowa, in
and for Mahaska Count*. October
Tern. A. U„ ltW.
To 8. S. Smith, B. L. Smith. Mary V. Scott, J.
J. Smiths Ada Surbaugh, Mary J. Woodward
Daniel Stanley, Hetty Stanley, Horsoe
Stanley, Charles Stanley. Frank Stanley, E<l.
F. French mid Gordon French, beireuf Oliver
C. Smith, Sen., deceased:
Tou are hereby notltiud that a petition, in
equity, of Wm. Fredrick is now on die in the of
fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
State or lowa, in and for Mahaska oounty, tak
ing that the title in fee simple in and to the fol
lowing described real estate* situated in Ma
haska oountr, lowa, to-wit: The east 14 of the
ne quarter of toe no quarter (fc) of sec. JO,
township 74, north range IS west of Sth P. M.,
be quieted In him; and that a certain doed.eze
outed by Oliver C. Smith aad wife to said Wm.
Fredrick, January 7th, ISM, bn reformed and
corrected, and that unless you appear thereto
and defend before noon oi the Second day of
the October Tons. A. D., !k*», of said eourt,
which will commence on the 5W Monday of
October, IMS. default will be entered against
you aad Judgment and decree rendered there*
on as prayed for hi said petition.
HKAUL.S A Boott,
Slw4 Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Noctoets hereby rives to *H persons inter
ested, that oe the (Ur day of Jrtf, A . D., m 6,
Urn underaimurf jras
persons ln-
Clerk.' Administrator.
Dated OaksMwa, la., August A IMS. ttw#
Wm. Fredrick
bottles of Athbofhorob cured Mrs. M. Fitz
patrick, 36 Baker St. Fort Wayne, Ind, of
Rheumatism with which she hud been suffering
for two years.
From EAST and WEST come
testimonials as to the wonderful cures of
performed oftentimes where the parties had
long been suffering from these painful diseases
and failed to And relief until they tried
Perfectly harmless, this medicine ocf# quickly
and aurtly, giving prompt relief and cure.
Under date of May 29th, 1884, Mrs. Jna D.
Nutting, North Creek, N. Y., writes:
'* I was helpless for three months with Rheu
matism, have taken two and cue-half bottles
of Athlophoros and am almost well in one
week. To-day I came home from Mechanica
ville (about so miles). I think Athlophoros
is the most wonderful medicine ever found
for Rheumatism.” (Aug. Ist.—Mrs. Nutting
is now entirely well, and has Bold some 40
bottles of Athlophoros to her neighbors).
If you cannot get Athlophoros of you* drug
gist. we will send It express paid, on receipt of
regular price—one dollar per Dottle. We prefer
that you buy it from your druggist, but if he
hasn t it, do not be persuaded to try something
else, but order at once from us. as directed.
CHOLERA is rapidly mov
ing westward and will soon
appear in this country. In
order to prevent disastrous
effects from its ravages every
preventive should be em
ployed. and the system
should be in perfect condi
tion. At this season of the
year the system is in a weak
state and easily susceptible
to dangerous disease. - Pain
in the back, weariness, las
situde, headache, dyspepsia,
indigestion, kidney and liver
complaints are but the result
of neglect. During the last
visitation of cholera to this
country no medicine was
found equal to Mishler's
Herb Bitters, both as a pre-
ventive and cure, and it has
been equally successful in
all the diseases above men
tioned. It renews and in
vigoratas the blood, restor
ing to health and strength,
and thus shielding the
system from disease.
Ask your druggtak for Muhleh Hebb Bittem.
If ha dbas not keep it do not tak« anything else, hot
send a postal card to Misaun Hi kb Bittexa
00.. (36 Commerce Street, Philadelphia.
Chills and Fever, Malaria, Intermit
tent and Bilious Fever, Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite.Nervons
nes>, Lo.s of Sleep, all Female "Weak
nesses and all Summer Complaints.
Boi-o Free of U.B. Liquor License by all Re-
liable Druggists and Dealers.
METTE A KANNE, - Sole Proprietors,
Sick Readsche and relieve all the tronbles Inci
dent to a bilions state of the system, such as Dix
eineu. Nausea, Drowainees, Diatreaa after eating.
Pain in the Side, Ac. While their most remark
able success ha* been shown in cri'ng
Headache,yet Carter’s Little Liver Pill*are equally
valuable ia Constipation, caring and preventing
this annoying complaint, while they also correct
all disorders of the stomach, stimulate the liver
and regulate the bowels. Bvea If they only Cored
Ache they would be almost priceless to those who
suffer from this distressing complaint; bat fortn-
Dstsly their goodness does not end here, and those
who once try them will And these little pills vain
able in so many ways that they will not be willing
to do vrlthont them. But after all sick head
Is the bane of so man; lives that here is where we
make our great boast. Oar pills care it while
Others do not.
Carter’s Little Liver Pills are very small and
very easy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable ana do not gripe or
purge, bat by their gentle action please all who
nsethem. in vials at >ls cents; live for tl. Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by mail.
St, Louis & St, Paul Packet Co.
FINK sioewheel passenger steamers between
HtAtTfi and PLEA V f IfTE should take onto/
Passenger steamer gem city.
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The Vegetable Kingdom Largely Drawn
Upon for Material —Horse Hair, Tam
pioo Gram and Steel Wire
—An Old Brush.
(Scientific American.]
There is not a household convenience
or a personal implement that is of more
importance than the brush, and its name
is many ; a catalogue of different brushes
would fill a column in this paper. Yet
few know how a brush is made and of
what it is composed. It has been sup
posed by some that split whalebone—
which is only another form of hair or
horn —was used as a cheap substitute for
bristles, and readers of 40 or 50 years old
remember that black bristled brushes
were avoided, and only white ones were
salable. In fact, however, whalebone is
much more costly than bristles, and is
only used for special brushes.
And even the bristle supply is becom
ing costly and scarce. Hereaway we raise
no more bristled hogs; most of them have
a coating of soft hairs sparsely distrib
uted, aud some of the finer sorts have a
curly wool. Even the southern hogs,
which self-fared in the nutty woods, are
dying out. and a higher type of the class
Sus is taking their place. Nearly all the
bristles that are used in this country come
from Russia, and they cost the brush
maker from $1.25 to $3 a pound They
come tied up in neat rolls, and assorted as
to lengths and stiffness.
Horse hair is largely used for brushes;
there is no material that will so finely
polish sewing machine needles, as they
come from the last machine process, as
horse hair brushes. Horse hair makes
the soft brushes for plush, velvet, and for
the silk hat makers.
The vegetable kingdom is largely drawn
upon for brush material. To say nothing
of brooms, there is a grass called Tam
pico, from the place of its exportation,
that is used in the making of hand scrub
bing brushes. It is a round fiber of light
straw color, quite tough and elastic, and
possessing the unusual quality of retain
ing its rigidity and elasticity however
much soaked it may be in water.
Flattened steel wire, with the temper
in, is used for Hue cleaning brushes and
for street and stable use. These are so
coarse and rigid that they would be better
designated as scrapers.
But there is a wire brush that is the very
opposite of these. It is made of steel or
brass wire that is so very fine that it goes
quite beyond the finest gauge made in this
country. It goes to what is known to the
trade as forty-four Knglishjjauge Brushes
made from this are employed in the pro
duction of a peculiar finish on silver.
When silver is used in plate, whether
it is solid or an external deposit, it
is net often compressed, or hard
ened, by any mechanical means, ex
cept when it is burnished to make a
polish. The “satin finish” of plate and
silver ornaments, so much admired of
late years, is produced by these brushes
of fine steel and brass wire. The brushes
are rotary, and are run at a high velocity.
The effect of their action on the soft sur
face of silver is to raise the particles so
that they will not reflect the light as a
polished surface will, but give a soft,
velvety, refractive light to the eye. This
elegant effect is produced by the soft wire
brushes that feel under the hand almost
like cylinders of down.
The common way of fastening bristles
and hairs and Tampico grass in brushes
is with common pitch, which is kept hot
at a convenient bench, and is kept fluid
by the admixture of a little tallow. The
workman grasps from a bunch or pile of
bristles a few in his fingers, doubles them
over at the middle, winds a bit of fine
twine about the butt or bend, dips that
end in the hot pitch, and presses the
hunch in a hole in tue wooden back of the
brush to be.
But a better process is wiring or twin
ing: in either case the looped brush being
held by a wire or twine that passes
through a small hole in the back of the
larger hole that receives the bristles. But,
as all these wires or strings are seen on
the back of the brush, they - ust be con
cealed by a false back for nice work.
The writer has a specimen with a solid
back that was made more than fifteen
years ago. In this the bristles, doubled,
were led by a wire staple into the holes,
and the ends of the staple being crossed
by a die, the wire was forced into the
wood by a plunger, and really locked in
the solid material. The brush has been in
constant use during these years, and is
“as good as new. ”
Lightning Kodt for Human Being*.
U-Cen tiflc American.)
Mr. P. B. Delany, inventor of the
wonderful synchronous telegraph system,
has recently patented a lightning rod for
the human body. It consists of a large
copper wire that passes down the back,
with branches extending along the arms
to the hands, and along the legs to the
exterior of the shoes and to metal soles
thereoa The wearer, if provided with
this rod, may, if standing on the ground,
hand! electric light wires with impunity;
and out in a thunderstorm, would
stand .. good chance of not being hurt if
his rod were struck by lightning.
Antl-Malaiia Agent*.
(Inter Ocean ]
Cottonwood and silver poplar trees
absorb a great deal of moisture, both by
roots and leaves, and are regarded as anti
malaria agents. The park at Washington
covering the Potomac flats will have many
of these trees for these reasons. The great
objection to the silver poplar is its sprout
ing qualities, which make a wilderness
of brush of a grass plat in a few years’
To the Wood*.
[Booton Post.]
An anxious inquirer asks; “Where
would you advise me to go to learn how
to play the piano?" To the woods dear; to
the deep, dark, damp, dangerous woods.
Just Wliat He I*.
[Chicago Journal.l
“What is a reporter?” asked one who
pretended he didn't know.
“A sneaker after knowledge, ” replied
the journalistic night hawk.
The White House has always enjoyed
the privilege of being free from rata, al
though there are no cats and dogs on the
premises. Even the kitchen and store
rooms are free.
An Opinion of American Journalist*.
IQ. A. Bala.]
They are a feeble crowd of pressmen,
and put just what you are foolish enough
to tell them in their own vulgar, wre'tched
The common school sytem of New Or
leans was established in 1843. It waa
modeled exactly after that of Boston.
Why They Fall.
[Lancaster (Pa.) New Era.]
The other evening a number of stu
dents were refreshing themselves in a
restaurant after several hours’ exhausting
mental labor in calculating the ohances of
one able-bodied man batting a ball and
another agile fellow catching it and put
ting out another one leas agile. They
had spent the afternoon at a game of
base ball and of course were greatly in
need of refreshments after their exhaust
ing occupation. During the evening the
conversation turned on their college life
and the application to their studies de
manded by the faculty of those who
would graduate with honor.
The poor fellows who spent the after
noon in their rooms pursuing their studies
preparatory to next day’s recitations and
lectures were commiserated by these
more easy -going students, while the gen
eral sentiment of the party was voiced by
one of their number, who said: "I did
not come to college to study—l came to
be taught " The measure this young
man takes of college life and die oppor
tunities which it offers to those who
rightly improve them is the key which
unlocks the secret of many a young man’s
failure in life.
Novel Wax-Works Exhibition.
■ , [St. James' Gaaetto.}
Wax-works, according to Mrs. Jarley,
are not to bo described as funny; they
are classical It seems that they may
also become historical. A curious exhi
bition—not very happily known as (be
miniature Mine. Tussuud’a—has been
opened at 33 Rutland gate, which con
sists of history illustrated by wax-doll*.
Little groups of miniature figures reprs
sentiag tableaux from English history
have been formed, and dolls are
“dressed” with due regard to archeologi
cal accuracy. Raleigh spreads bis cloak
before Elizabeth, and York and Somer
set pluck the roses in the Tempie gar
dens with all the vivacity of life The
show has been devised for (he benefit of
the Girl’s Friendly society, and H seems
to be » grent improvement cm the hack
neyedaad now rather too frequent char
ity bazaar o* -unoy fair.
m mr-u. ——• 1
proudly she walks in the bazaar;
I see her bright red dress afar;
I fear that she will come to me,
Ab, woe is me, Ferruh!
She kindles in my heart a fire,
Toe fever of a fierce desire;
O do not cruel be;
I write your sweet name on a scroll,
As I have written it in my soul,
And pray that you will come to me,
Ah, woe is me, Ferruh!
Your father’s sword is sharp and bright;
I wiil steal you yet on some dark uight,
So do not cruel be;
You must not spill my blood, Ferruh!
I die for you, I die for you!
The possibilities of electricity have
been known to men of science for many
years, but its actualities are"being realized
only in our own times. It is now being
introduced into mines for a great varietv
of uses, especially as an illuminant; but
also as a motive power and a meana of
communication. It has replaced the old
tallow candle, and there is no longer any
need of the safety lamp, for the light can
be carried in hand and is so brilliant that
labor can be continued for the whole
twenty-four hours. Its use in lighting
cities has had oue curious result It has
diminished crime, for deeds of murder
and robbery are usually accomplished
under cover of darkness. Statistics prove
that crime of all kinds has diminished in
the portions of cities that have been well
Another fact of great interest is that
plant life thrives best under a continuous
electrical light. It is superior to sun
light, because the latter is necessarily in
termittent Plants, it should be remem
bered, require moisture, heat, and light
to mature It has long been noticed that
the foliage subject to the midnight sun of
Norway was exceptionally brilliant and
vital, due to the fact of there being no
night for half the year to obscure 'the
rays of the great luminary. It is now
suspected that in hot-houses and conserva
tories the use of electricity after the sun
goes down will produce remarkable re
sults in the way of plant development, not
withstanding the wouders already brought
to light by this subtile power of nature.
Scientists say that we now know only the
A B C'B of electricity. When all its fac
tors are combined for the use of man
there will be created for him a new and
wonderful environment.
The big l>oa constrictor shed his skin in
Central park one spring afternoon. He
was stiff from the long winter s sleep, and
as his head swayed from side to side the
mottled skin began to break just hack of
his neck. The head swung from side to
side more violently still, anil the rent back
oX his neck grew larger. A piece of skin,
transparent, and looking nke pure honey
comb, dropped off and Fell to the bottom
of the cage. By this time a great crowd
of curious visitors pressed about the glasi:
inclosure, watching the boa’s efforts to
peel off the old skin.
Blidiug up to the wooden sash that held
the panes of glass he pulled his length
along, scraping the old skin off against
the sharp partition. Very slowly the sin
uous folds moved by, and it was fifteen
minutes before a strip of fiaxy skin, some
what like the scales of a big fish, was
peeled off. This showed a narrow strip
of new shiny skin beneath; but the strip
peeled off was only abouttwoinches wide
so the lumbering snake turned around and
began scraping off the flakes in the same
way on the other side. So the process
was kept up until he finally emerged
looking fresh and slimy and glistening in
his new mottled dress. The other boa has
not vet Darted with its last year’s skin.
A Glimpse at That Picturesque Spot la
In the north of Holland, all lovers of
nature should spend at least a day in
the shady parks of Harlem and
learn something of its famed hya
cinth, tulip, and crocus beds. The
gardens of this town supply half Europe
with bulbs of all kinds. Then there is
/andaam. with its army of windmills, and
further north, still, Alkmaar. the largest
cheese market in the world. The country
in this vicinity lias’ been called “the para
dise of cows. ” and. says one writer, never
was name better bestowed. White and
black, resplendent with health, buried up
to their middle in the clean, rich herbage,
the female inhabitants of these vast pas
turages appear to be surrounded by per
fect happiness. From morn till eve and
from eve till morn they enjoy their quiet
occupation, with sleepy eyes, silently
On market days at Alkmaar one may
get a good idea of old Holland. Here is
the scene; “The streets blocked with trol
leys, carts drawn by dogs. The market
place piled up with mounds of red and
fellow round cheeses, and crowded with
>utch peasants and farmers and buyers.
The men. cleau-shaven and long-haired,
puffing big china-bowled pipes; the rosy
laced women, with glistening gold hel
mets and lace caps; In the dim, raftered
interior of the ancient weigh-house,
where the great town scales have done
duty for two centuries or more; in the
low-pitched inns round the market with
interiors and ‘boors’ drinking, such as
Ostade and Teniers and -lan Steen
painted; in the strange crowd of gaily -
painted, brass-pro wed and polished
barges on the fronting canal, which
reflects the bright foliage of the
trees and the high gables and spire and
gay frescoed front of the weigh-house,
and the red roofs and salmon tints of the
ancient houses." It is the Holland of
the great Dutch pain ter a
To complete the picture aud to make
our modern clothes look ridiculous, as
one writer says, we have but to drive over
to Hoorn, which is not only one of the
prettiest towns which can be found, but
one of the most curious and ancient AH
the houses are old and attracting, covered
with sculpture and charming bas-reliefs,
with every roof finished in the form of
stairs. No two houses are alike in height
or shape or color. None stand at the same
angla Everywhere wide washboards jut
out over doors and windows. The shut
ters and doors are of bright green, blue,
and yellow.
The tone of color of the bricks Is warm
and agreeable to the eye, giving to these
ancient habitations an aspect of gayety
and freshness which contrasts in a singu
lar manner with their great age and an
cient forma The dress of the people is in
keeping with the place. As at Alkmaar the
oow has always been the source or the
prosperity of Hoorn, though in days gone
by the fleets of this strange old place
covered many seas and had many thou
sands more people within its ramparts. A
fleet, too, which once threatened London
itself was built and manned at Hoorn.
Cstbtdnl Windows of Paper.
[Printers’ Circular.)
One of the most remarkable, uses to
which paper has been put of late years is
the manufacture of zylonite, a substance
which, at the will of the manufacturer,
may be made in imitation of horn, rub
ber, tortoise shell, amber, and even glass.
The uses to which zylonite is adaptable
are almost infinite, but perhaps the most
extraordinary is the manufacture of
cathedral windows. The discovery was
made by an Englishman named Spills
about fifteen years ago. but it was only
about five years ago mat a company was
formed In London for its manufacture.
The basis of zylonite is plain white tis
sue paper, made from cotton and linen
rags. The paper, being treated first with
a bath of sulphuric and other acids, un
dergoes a chemical change The acid is
then carefully washed out, and the paper
treated with another preparation of alco
hol ftbd camphor. After this it assumes
an appearance very much like parchment
It is'then capable of being worked up into
plates of any thickuess, rendered almost
perfectly trausparout, or given any of the
brilliant colors that silk will take.
The Physical HmuU of Cremation.
[Chicago Times.!
i A curious fact in connection with cre
mation is the amount of ashes received
from a body and the disposition made of
thorn. The two largest bodies cremated
in Philadelphia weighed 300 pounds each,
the ashes weighing four pounds eight
ou -ws and five pounds fobr and a half
ou.vxas, respectively. The largest per
centage of ashes thus far received was
from a body weighing 180 pounds, and
whose ashes weighed five pounds and
eleven ounces, various disposition has
been made of the ashes, in some In
stances the remains being buried, iu some
in the family, aad in others sent
to Europe. The ashes of one subject
were placed in a marble uru and deposited
in a Masonic lodge room, while those of
another, an actress, were divided, part
being -buried by the side of her sister in
Baltimore and the reet by her mother’s
side Iu Mxinfr-
18. H. Stoddard in Town Topical
D ■> not spill my blood, Ferruh!
I live for you, I live for you!
New Uses of Electricity.
(Demoreet’s Monthly.)
Crawling Out of His Skin.
(New York World.]
Staid Old Holland.
[Philadelphia Press.J
«*■* (Ti—in
Scientific and Sentimental Keaeons Given
In Support of His View—Points on
the Ground of Health —Va-
rious Objections.
(Cincinnati Enquirer.)
" Doctor, suppose you give us ycur
views on cremation.”
"Well, in the first place, cremation is
Pagan, not Christian. The Bible says
dust to dust. ”
“And ashes to ashes?”
"True, but not in an incinerated sense.
These ashes of the Scriptures are the pro
ducts of decay, not of fire. ' Besides, in
ordinary cremation there is no commin
gling of ashes. The object Is to separate
them and in-urn them. The ancients
wrapped the bodies of their dead in cloth
made from the incombustible asbestos,
that they might be kept from contaminat
ing admixture with othera
"There is the sentiment of perpetua
tion, though this is really beat subserved
in mummification, as in Egypt; saponifi
cation, as in wet church-yards; or in pet
rification, which is accomplished without
difficulty. An Italian writer once re
marked that petrified ancestors could be
used as caryatides. Beautiful table-tops
have been made of petrified sections of
human bodies, as variegated as those of
fossil stones, which are natural petrifica
tions of living things. ”
“ But are not funeral urns more likely
to be preserved?”
“.No, because they are entirely useless.
A 1 few months ago a Homan washer
woman used up aU the ashes she could
scrape from the urns of illustrious
Homans for the abject purpose of making
“How about the horrors of putrefac
tion in the ground?
“ iou needn’t look at it What the
eye does not see the heart does not grieve
over. To watch the process of crema
tion, to see the hair singe and the fat
sputter, would be just as horrible. After
all, decomposition is only a slow combus
tion. ”
“Is not cremation cheaper?”
“Not at present. The process of in
humation is in itself cheap enough,
though it is often made very expensive.
Five dollars would really cover all
absolutely necessary expenses, giv
ing the laborer his due reward The
relatives and friends would have to be
conveyed to a crematorium in the suburbs
just as to a cemeteiy, and if ground
should become too valuable for cemeteries
advantage coula be taken of the railroad.
But cremation can be just as cheap. In
Milan two bodies can be cremated iu an
hour, at a cost of about $5 each, and the
Siemens furnace at Dresden costs only
$2.50, and is still quicker in its wo-k.
But if speed of destruction is desirab.e
there are swifter means than incinera
tions. Gorini of Italy claims t<> ba
able to completely annihilate a b «!y
in twenty minutes by immersing it i) a
hot solution of chromic acid lie says ae
can in this way destroy 10,00 j ► jdies in
three days. "
“ What are the points on the ground of
health .' Do not churchyards poison the
water and the air?”
“This is a question upon which not
books but libraries have Keu written.
But the drift of opinion of d entine men
does not run that way. Hi < you ever
heard of uu epidemic or disease caused in
that way? 1 don’t know how many
graveyards there are in our country, but
I have somewhere seen it stated that there
arfe about 85,000 in France and as many
in Germany. Now. it would soon be
known if tLc vicinities of these uiicc"'
were more dsngerous to health. Ido not
myself know of a case of infectious dis
ease contracted at a cemetery. The truth
is, most infections begin to cease with, de
composition "
“How about the wells and drinktaqp
water.? ”
"The idea that the wells in or osar
churchyards are bad is a popular taUaep.
So far as runuing water is concerned^t&e
researches of Peteukofer have shown that
all impurities are speedily destroyed, for
even at the distance of a few rods from
fiie reception of sewage the water is safe.
AncL standing water wUI purify itself,
too, if exposed to the air. Ihe observa
tions of Roth and I.ex have shown that
the water of the wells of fifteen church
yards in Berlin contained nitrates in less
quantity than the average wells of the
city, and Fleck made & simi
lar statement with regard to the
wells of Dresden. But no oue in our day
would rely on a analysis in
the detection of the organic poisons or
particles of disease. It is the physiological
or biological test that determines the
presence of the germs of disease, and this
test shows that the wells of churchyards
are more pure than the wells "of cities.
Rein hard states distinctly that the wells
of gra' eyards contain purer water thau
those of inhabited places. No, it is not
the dead, but the living that polute the
drinking water, and it would be far better
to cremate the chambers of the sick than
the dead so far as public health is con
cerned. ”
“Would cremation interfere with jus
tice ? ”
“Cremation would cover up crime be
yond all possibility of detection. It is
no argument to say that an examination
could be made first, because crime is often
detected in exhumations after many
years. The works on medical juris
prudence abound in such casqp. and wo
have fresh records added every day from
our own courts. Cremation can never
receive judicial sanction on this ac
count. ”
“Can not poisons bo detected in ashes,
“Very few. only a few mineral poisons.
The great majority of agents used In this
way are utteriy destructible by fire, and
with them, of course, their effects upon
the body. Then ashes are too easily
scattered. If for these reasons alone I
should hope that cremation would never
prevail, but there are many others. ”
Harmonising Our Food*.
(New York Mail and Express.)
Taste has its laws, fixed as the propor
tions of a statue. Tones and colors that
do ‘ not harmonize, after awhile de
stroy the optic nerve; discordant
sounds rasp the brain to frenzy. There
is reason in serving certain dishes to-
Sther, the stimulating with the plain,
e right acid with rich meats, and the
best dessert to fofiow these for relish and
digestion. Whoever does not study these
things, and continues to shovel such
food together as comes handy, without
regard to fitness, will find it tends to the
overthrow of the stomach at last
Wilkie Collins, who is in a precarious
state of health, is said to be addicted to
If one wishes to avoid the restful pleas
antness and comforts of a home he must
How Chill Despoiled Term.
[Lima Cor. Inter Ocean ]
The devastation which the Chilian
armv committed was almost equal to that
of Pizzaro when he invided the homes of
the peaceful Incas. The lines of march
of the Chilians arc shown by the complete
destruction of everything they could
break or burn. Whole cities, villages,
farms, factories, all were swept away by
a malicious desire to do as much injury as
possible, regardless of the rights of non
combatants and in violation of all the
laws of civilized war.
The beautiful winter resorts of Peru,
Mllletiores, its Newport, and Charillos,
its Long Branch, the residence
places of the wealthy people, and
the haunt of those who sought
rest, where there were palaces as
beautiful as those of Paris, and parks like
the legendary gardens of Babylon, were
entirely destroyed, not by accident, but
by dynamite and other explosives. Ex
quisite marble statues now lie in frag
ments upon the ground, artistic lountains
were shattered, trees were girdled, irri
gating ditches destroyed, and every possi
ble vandalism was committed not only on
the Peruvian property, but upon prop
erty belonging to foreigners, whose claims
for damages will amount to millions of
dollars more than Chili can ever pay.
The magnificent trees in the parks,
aloug the boulevards and even in tno bo
tanical garden, were cut down for
fuel by the soldiers of Chili, the
entire museum of Peruvian curiosi
ties, one of the largest and finest
in the world, was packed up and
shijvped to Santiago, the books in the na
tional library were thrown into sacks and
sent after the museum, and historical
paintings were out Irons their frames as
private phioder. The greatest painting
of Peru, -Marini s “Burial of Atahuailpa.
the lest of the Incas, * mas stolen from
the wall whore it had always hung, but
the pretests ot the diplomatic corps in
duced the Chilians to return it The
oil arches and private houses were stripped
in a similar manner, and what could not
be stoko was burned. Nothing waa sa
cred in the eyes of these modern vandals,
whose purposa waa to deprive the Peru
vlaas of everyUdawtho irk »d.
Hmrr Claws In a Bad Humor About
the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund.
(Cor. Baltimore Herald. 1
In New York last week, I met, while
lunchiDg in a down-town restaurant, that
most genial of great financiers, Henry
Clews. The old gentleman seemed to be in a
bad humor, and finally, between chops and
dessert, he burst out with: “This world
contains about the smallest lot of indi
viduals with whom I care to meet. About
two years ago we began sending out dally
price currents to our customers, giving
beside a general resume of the different
markets, valuable private information of
a nature that was v try useful to our pa
trons. These circulars were mailed
gratuitously to our customers, aud I sup
pose that in the two years that we have
been issuing them they have cost us at
least #IO,OOO.
“Well, a few days ago we decided to
ask those who had been benefitted by this
outlay to subscribe small amounts to the
Bartholdi pedestal fund, and accordingly
a printed slip was sent out with the circu
lars asking the firms who had been de
riving useful information from them to
send us small sums, not as a subscription
for the price currents nor to reimburse us
for our outlay, but to provide for a por
tion of the expenses of building u pedestal
for France s magnificent gift to the United
States ”
“And you collected a nice sum for the
pedestal ? ” I said.
“Collected a nice sum. ” quoth the irate
banker. “I should say we did. How much
do you suppose we received after waiting a
week for responses? Five dollars sir; five
miserable dollars, and that came from a
little com mission firm in Baltimore that has
hardly been in existence a year, aud that
has not been receiving the circular more
than six months.
“With the very next issue of that cir
cular we sent out another printed slip. It
stated that with the present issue the pub
lication of daily circulars by the tirm of
Henry Clews Ca would cease as we
had found that our outlay of SIO,OOO had
only been worth $5 to one little Baltimore
firm, and that while we were perfectly
willing to go to the expense of editing,
printing and mailing them, we did not
care to lumber up our customers’ waste
baskets with useless paper. Those circu
lars have stopped, sir, and they have
stopped for good, ” and the great money
king went back to his office, and I was
left to ruminate on the smallness of bro
kers in general.
India’s Dancing Girls.
'Mrs. I-eonowen's Book. 1
After a few moment’s Saidah Bebee
came up to greet the Lady Kesineh. She
ala&med most deferentially to us, and took
>.er pltfce ou the lloor. At my special re
viuest we were shown into the entire estab
shment There were over lUO girls of all
gca and shades of complexion, from dark
brown, to pale, delicate olive, go
ing through their exercises at the
The hall was composed of bamboo
trellis work, and was light, spacious, and
airy enough. From the roof hung all
sorts of gymnastic apparatus, rude but
curious—ropes to which the girls clung
as they whirled around on tiptoe; wheels
on which they were made to walk iu order
to learn a peculiar circular dance, called
“Chakranee” (from “chak, ” a wheel);
slipknots into which they fastened one
arm and one leg, thus holding it motion
lees while they exercised the other; cups,
resolving balls, which they sprang up to
catch; and heaps of fragile cords, with
which they spin round and rouud, and if
any one of these snap under too great a
pressure they are punished, though never
very severely.
Altogether, it was a strange sight
Most of the girls from 10 to 14 had noth
ing on but a short, tight pair of drawers;
the older ones had tight, short‘sleeved
l>edices in addition to the drawers, and
those under 10 were naked. They were
all good looking; a few here and there
were beautiful. The delicate and refined
outline of their features, the soft tint of
tlleir rich complexions, the dreamy ex
pression of their large, dark, quiet eyes,
added to great symmetry of form, made
them strongly fascinating.
A Good “Coely” Dog.
[Chicago Herald “Train Talk. ')
“Expect they had some fine pups at the
Chicago dog show, " remarked a passen
fir from Ohio, “but I have a dog at home
wouldn’t trade for the best of 'em. ”
“What breed is he?”
** Don’t know exactly, but call him a
coaly. ”
“Collie, you mean?”
“No, I mcau just what I-say—coaly.
Money wouldn't buy that dog. He’s a
cur, but we couldn t keep house without
him. You see. several years ago 1 trained
him to bark at the rail way trains as they
passed our house. That’s his sole busi
ness-barking at trains. Well, he annoys
the railroad men so that every fireman
and br&keman on the road has sworn to
kill him. Oh. but he is a valuable dog. ”
“I can’t see where the value comes in. ”
“You can't? Well, you could if vou
was in my place and had all the coal you
could burn and some to sell thrown right
off at your back door, free of cost ”
A KevivalUt’s Pithy S tying*.
[Chicago Journal. ]
Here are some of the pithy sayings of
the Rev. Samuel Jones, of Georgia, who
is conducting an extraordinary revival at
Nashville, Tenn.: “What is culture
worth if it’s'nothin' but whitewash on a
rascal?" “I’d rather be in heaven learnin’
my A B C’a than in hell reading Greek. ”
“ Some preachers are so elegant that they
speak of hell as the ‘burnt district,’ but this
sort of dignity is the starch of a shroud. ”
“•Heaven is on a dead level with every
good man, and every good man will be
provided for in some way.” “Will
honest men starve' God will feed an
honest man if he has to put the angels on
half rations ” “Be honest and pay your
debts There’s too many men in the
church boarding with thefr wives. ” “Pull
up your doubts by the roots and you’ll
fina a seed at the bottom, and that seed is
siu. " “A lie is always on the down grade,
but the truth you have to hitch an engine
Chinese Cooking.
Coal is said to be an almost unknown
luxury to the Chinese of San Francisco.
Their mode of cooking is to nave an
empty oil-can serve as a stove upon
which they place their tea-kettle or cook
ing-pan. They start a fire with two or
three small sticks of wood, which they
add to as they burn, and in this way man
age to establish a good degree of heat
with but a small expenditure of fuel.
The Trinity of Civilisation.
(United Service.]
The fact is, very little can occur in this
world that does not almost directly con
corn US in some manner. The great trin
ity 61 civilization, railroads, telegraphs
and steamships have revolutionized all
our ideas of tne dependence of nations
upon each other.
Kcdu i( the Human Note.
1 Medical Journal.)
Jtn English physician claims to have
discovered a method of reducing the
human nose The process, which he
calk “multiple punctlform acariliction. ”
consists in rapidly the nose with
a number of minute double-edged steel
blades fixed iu a handle From 500 to
8,000 punctures are made at a sitting, and
the operation is performed every week or
two for some months; meanwhile the
organ is kept well anointed. At first
dgi it the operation does not seem at
tractive, but th« doctor says it “is not
painful. ”
An Accidental DlseoTerjr.
[Exchange. I
An accident in a Melbourne foundry
has <led to the discovery that plunging
iroq castings into a mixture of treacle and
water softens the metal to such a degree
that it can be punched, bored and tapped
as readily as wrought iron.
Kate Field’s Opinion of Cremation.
I Cor. New York Graphic. 1
These are times that are trying men's
and women’s bodies quite’as much as
their soula The zymotic" diseases break
ing out in what were formerly healthy
villages may set even the blindest to seek
for causes, acd. perhaps the most
prejudiced may finally be forced to admit
ttot one great source of water-contamina
tion is the existence ef multitudinous
graveyards contiguous to habitations.
In my daily excursions on horseback,
which cover about fifteen miles, I count
seven graveyards perched on hills, the
occupant of the adjacent towns preparing
for speedy exit from this world bv living
below the dead and using well water.
Suggest to them that the prevailing
“malaria” may be due to drinking up the
remains of their deceased ancestors, and a
howl of “sacrikge" rends the afar. I
learned by terrible experience when very
young the horrors of earth burial. 1
now know Its crime against the living.
The moment a cremation society was
incorporated in New York I became •
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A Psvbm Scalp Duos.
The American Antiquarian.
As I approached the lodge an hour
before sunset, I saw dangling from a
lodge pole, which rose far above the
lodge, the scalp around which the
dance was to be held. The scalp was
that of a woman. The hair was fully
eighteen Inches long and of a red color.
As 1 entered the lodge no one was
within except the ten or twelve
in number, who sat in a semi-circle at
the back of the lodge and opposite the
entrance, and two attendants who bus
ied themselves attending the wants of
the dancers. All was quiet, not a word
being spoken until near the setting
sun. Then the drummers beat with
ajl their power, and in came the spec
tators (mostly men) pell-mell, veiling at
the top of their voices. All seemed
confusion, all were talking at once; but
once in, all again became quiet as be
fore. The dancers were painted most
fancifully, many being covered all over
With white or clay paint. Where only
the face was ornamented the more rare
colors were used, such as red, green,
blue, yellow, but all were painted be
yond recognition. Spotted Horse was
the first to dance; he being the one
who had cut the scalp from its owner.
He came forth with a dignified air;
first described how he had killed the
woman and cut the scalp off before she
was dead, even describing how she had
screamed and pleaded for mercy. By
use of the tomahawk he held, he acted
out, as near as possible, the dreadful
tragedy iu which he had played so im
portant a part. Then came the dance;
first the dancer’s head and body are
leaned forward, the head reaching very
near the ground, next lifting the feet
high in the air, he throws himself back
into a sitting posture with such force
as to sdem to jar the very lodge. A
knife was held in one hand, a medicine
gourd in the other, the latter of which
was shook accompaniment to the In
dian drums. The dance was in exact
unison with the music. At intervals
lie stopped and reviewed the story he
had already related or some part of it,
then again danced with more energy
than before. Thus the dauce was
kept up for an hour when he was join
ed by the rest of the dancers. One by
one they came forth aud related some
act of valor, after which the dance was
again begun. This dance was kept up
until midnight when the presents were
given. Many of the spectators became
so excited they took from their own
body their wearing apparel and threw
it) to the dancers. Then came the big
smoke. The chiefs pipes were filled
by the chief himself with (Now-eo-cow)
Indian tobacco which is kept in the
head of a buffalo and is thought to pos
sess spiritual virtue, and sent by the
attendant to one of the spectators who
is known to have made some present.
He smokes and passes it to such friends
as be wishes. A. ter all who have
given presents are handed the pipe of
sacred tobacco the dance is either end
ed or they begin anew, and repeat
exactly what I have related, dancing
around the same scalp, but after that
night that scalp is never danced around
Women in Sweden.
Correnpondente of Philadelphia Press.
To complete the ecstacy of those who
believe in the degradation of human
labor need I say that at Stockholm the
debasement of woman is perhaps more
thorough and complete than in any city
of northern Europe? She here practi
cally supplants the beasts of burden.
And I am not altogether unlamiliar
with womau’s work in Europe. I have
seen her around the pit mouth, at the
forge, and barefooted in the brickyards
of “inerrie England,” filling blast fur
naces and tending coke ovens in “sunny
France.” I have daily watched her
bearing the heat and burden of the day
ill the fields of the “Fatherland,” and in
Austria-Hungary doiug the work of
man and beast on the farm and in the
mine. I have seen woman emerge
from the coal pits of “busy Belgium,”
where little girls and young women
graduate under ground as hewers of
coal and drawers of carts, for it is no
uncommon thing in Europe to hitch
women and dogs together that manu
facturing may be done cheaply. Aged,
bent and sunburned, 1 have seen wom
en, with rope oter shoulders, toiling on
the banks of canels and dykes in pic
turesque Holland. Having witnessed
all this I was yet surprised to find in a
city so beautiful and so rich
and prosperous as Stockh * women
still more debased. In iL. olm she
is almost exclusively employed as hod
carrier and bricklayer’s assistant. She
carries brick, mixes mortar, and in
short does all the heavy work about
the building. At the dinner hour you
see groups of women sitting on the
f iles of wood and stones, eating their
rugal repast. They wear a short gown,
coming a trifle below the knee, their
home knitted woollen stockings and
wooden shoes. Over their head a ker
chief is tightly tied. Those engaged in
mixing mortar and tending plasterers
wear aprons. They are paid for a day
of hard work of this toil, lasting twelve
hours, the munificent sum of one kroner
(equivalent to 26.8 cents). Women
sweep the streets, haul the rubbish,
drag handcarts up the hills and over
the cobble stones, unload bricks at the
quays, attend to the parks, do the gar
dening and row the numerous ferries
which abound at Stockholm. The en
tire dairy business of the city is in
their hands and here they take the
places of horses and dogs, carrying on
their shoulders the heavy cans of milk
from door to door.
A New Anecdote of Grant-
J. Henri Bruwne in the Nete York Commer-
dal Advertiser.
At Donelson his quick attention to
apparent trifles contributed largely to
victory. When he moved his forces
fiom Fort Henry across the strip of
land, he had, I imagine, little under
standing of the strength of the place.
The army took no tents, no blankets,
scarcely any provisions. They believed
that a few hours’ fighting would reduce
the fort. So did Grant, I fancy; but
they were confronted by a mass oi
formidable bulwarks. The chief must
have been disappointed, though his dis
appointment would not have been
suspected. No soldier was ever dis
couraged or elated by lookingatGrant’s
A sudden change in the weather —the
mercury fell ten degrees—caused great
suffering among our soldiers. If the
fort had held out long, its assailants
would have spent from hunger and
lack of sleep. A desperate onslaught
in overwhelming forces on our right,
on the third day, had dispirited the
Unionists; the fate of the army was
trembling in the balance. Grant was
consulting with McClernand, when he
chanced to hear a soldier say:
“The rebels have come out to fight
for several days; they have their knap
sacks on; their haversacks are filled
with grub.”
The remark struck the General. A
few prisoners were near; he ordered
their haversacks to be examined, and
found they contained three days’
“Men don’t charge from a fort with
three days’ rations,” he said quickly,
“unless they are trying to get away.
T e enemy is plainly trying to cut his
way out. Whichever side attacks now
That was the turning point. The
Commander-in-chief ordered a general
attack, and the Second lowa, with Gen.
C. F. Smith at their head, rushed for
ward on the left, up a hill, into the
ditch and out, scaling the parapet,
fighting hand to hand until the gray
coats retreated.
“Pap’s Down on Peddlers.
JS’ew York Herald.
He was in trade, the stationery trade,
and he carried bis stock about with
him. It required no expressage as it
consisted of six dairies and twelv j lead
pencils. He had rung the bell of a
Main street mansion. No on) an
swered. He had gone down lo the
basement and knocked. Still m one
answered. Then he had tapped on the
window. Silence stilL But just then
he had been made aware of the presence
of a small boy who had issued from an
alley alongside and proceeded to burl
at him decayed vegetables and other
oddß and ends in the street-cleaning de
partment’s line. None of them had hit
him. he admitted, but for self-protection
he had summoned a policeman and had
the hostile taken into camp.
The magistrate tried to look severe,
and turned his gaze upon the culprit,
at which the latter dug his fingers into
his eyes and struggled manfully but
fruitlessly to crush out a tear.
“Look here, William Brennan,” his
Hoaor said, “is that your name?”
“You hear what you have been do
ing r
“ Y assar.”
your father living T*
“He is, eh ? And no doubt slaving
to support a worthless hoy like you.
Now, tell me. Do you know what he
would do if he heard you had been
pelting this man?”
“ Y assar.”
“I warrant you know. Now, what
would he dor
“Lam mo cause I missed the galoot,
rap's dowa m peddlers."
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