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Professional Cards.
Advertisements under this bead will b*eiuuw*<l
at the following -ate*,:
five line* or ieea, per year - M 00
Eaoh additional Una. 1 00
* Oflloe front room* over Golden Earle
Clot hi tv* Store, west aide of square. Keeldanne
on East Harrison street opposite D. P Churob
• Physician and Surgeon.
Surgical operation* of the Bye a spectaity.
Office at New Sharon. lowa. 18
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on weal aide of public square, over
Mia* Anderson's millinery *tore. Night oalls
promptly attended.
. Dentist.
Oflloe oa south aide of Square owJ. M-Jejea
A Co’*., ahoe store Nitrou* Oxide Ga* used
for paiaAil operation*. mT
Surgeon Dentist.
Office In Exchange block, on High street,
Oakaiooea, lowa, over J. W. Morgan's drug
store. 19
Geo. j. turner, m. d..
Physician and Surgeon.
Office on Market street, over Boyer A Barnes’
•tor*. Residence two blocks south and two
block* west of postofltoe. 19
Magnetic Healer.
office at hi* residence, three blocks directly
south of postottoe, 1* prepared to treat all dis
ease* except deafness with general satisfac
tion Terms, $lO for SO treatment*. He will
always be found at home | 19?) pd
Physician and Surgeon,
Oskalooaa. lowa. Oflloe northeast corner ot
square, middle rooms up stairs in new Masonic
building. Residence on Hie** street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connexion at office
and residence with all parts of the city. 19
Catarrh, Throat & Lung Physician,
And Specialist for Ohronio Diseases generally.
Consultation personally or by letter. Office
and Dispensyar over ways’Dru* Store. West
High Street. Office hours from 9t019 a. M., and
from 1 to&r. M. Consultation free. nl9
D. A. Hottma*. M. D. R. C. Hoffmaw, M. D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ohurch. near B. K corner of square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main street, three blocks
east of the publio square. 12tf
J. L. Cofftb. J- 8* Hodob
Physicians ASurgeons.
Will attend all calls, day or night. Office in
the Frenkel rooms in Union block. Dr. Coffins
residence, corner of Ellen and Jefferson; Dr.
Hodge’s, residenoe on North Market Street. 19
Dm. perdue,
« Attorney-atrLaw,
and Notary Publio, Rose Hill. lowa. 19tf
W. 8. 1 'WOBTHT. O. N. Downs.
Williams Block, Oskaloosa. lowa. SSylpd
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office over Golden Eagle
store. n*
• Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public. Front room, up stain. In
Park hurst's new building, Oskaloosa, la. IStf
Gleason a haskell.
Office in Phoenix block, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Business promptly attended to. 12ti
** Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public. Office l block south of S
E. corner ol Park. 12
** Attorney-at-Law.
Collections promptly attended to. Office on
north side, over Frankel’s bank. 12
Oskaloosa, lowa. Offi ',e over Knapp A Spald
ing’s hardware store. 12
OskaloflS*! lowa. Will practice in all the
oouru Office over the Oskaloosa National
Bank. 19tf
* Attorney-at-Law,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Bualneaa attended to in both
State and Federal Court*. Office, rooms l and
S, over A. M. Abraham's store, north side 80
Oko. w. Lamarr. Gao. C. Mo mo am.
Off O' over Oskaloosa National Bank, Oska
looaa, lowa. l*
C. P. sbarlk. L. a Scott.
and Notaries Public. Office first door west of
Recorder's office. National Bank building,
Oskaloosa, lowa. l*tf
Robert kissick,
and Notary Public, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in
Centennial block, over Frankel's clothing
store, north side square. Practice in all of the
court* of the State. 12
** Attorney-at-I>aw,
and government claim agent. Office in Boyer
A Barnes’ block, Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at
tention given to collections. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
tended to in the C. S. and State courts. 19tf
and ( oileotion Agents. Attend to any legal
business in the State and Federal Courts en
trusted to tbem. Office over N. Oppenhelmer
A Co.’s boot and shoe store, south side of ”,
Oskaloosa, lowa. 19tf
Jambs Carroll- Daribl Datis.
F. F. Etabs.
j Attorneys-at-Law.
Oskaloosa, lowa, will practice in ail courts.
Collections made a special feature. Office over
Frenkel A Co’s., Bank. Branch office at New
• Sharon. 12
J. A. L. Cbooeham. J. G. Crook ham.
Oakaloosa. lowa. Office over Mahaaka County
Bank, southwest corner public square. Col*
lection* made and remitted promptly. Convey
ancing done. 19
President. Caahler.
L. C. Blamghaku, f ice-Presldent,
The F&rmere’ & Traders’
Jno. Siebel, L. C. Blanchard,
T. J. Blaokstone, G. B. MoTaU.
H. W. McNeill, Matthew Ploksn,
P. W. Phillips, Peter Stamps,
4. 6. Whitmore.
rirst National Bank, Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bank, New York.
19tf Valley National Bank, St. Lonis.
The Oldest dank in Mahaska County.
WLU receive deposits and transact a general
banking, exchange, nod collect too business, the
eaane as an tneorperoted book.
Exchange on all the principal cities of the
Halted States and all cities of Europe bought
and sold at same to suit tan purchasers.
Passage tickets to and from all points la
Europe for sale at the lowest rates.
Ooileetioas still receive prompt attention
We do a SUicUy legitimate banking bo si nets,
and give the warns of customers apodal at
tention. 19
fur* H. v. w. Dobom,
Pm. W, A, Livolt, V.-Pwi.
most Malinal Bat,
w* H Bm«M. J
J. H. Vawam, ©•
H. L. Hr**cot. M. L. Lari,
Jam** HkxvuMm.
1 I Tint Mattoaal Bnnk, Maw Tartu
Vv Gilman, Son * Co., Haw Tort-
J Vint Mattoani Bank, Chleayo.
Hide * Leather Mat*) Bank, Ctaloayo.
1* Davenport NaTl Bank, Daren port
i. A. L. ctooun, H. •. Howard,
President. V.-Prea.
Job* K. BAiraa. Canhiar.
OrgmiLwi Padtr ths B&te Laws.
MoeUtaMan «*ab*> Um amount
J.>. L; Orookkam W. A. Mmn. John O
Bak»l®. MUtonCniokfaam, !•** Tnraoo,
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VOL. 37, NUMBER 2.
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 9, over “Farmers
Traders' Bank, Oskalooaa, lowa. I9tf
I hire on my books a large number of farms
and houses In town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If yon have real estate to sell or
wish to buy, glvs me a call. 1 pay taxes in any
part of the State. Conveyancing done. Oflloe
In Boyer A Barnes' block, Oskalooaa, lowa.
One hundred nice building lota In Laoey • addi
tion to Oakaloosa. 99
Xd&nd Agenoy.
Farms and Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, and
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Oskalooaa National Bank.
19tf Lafferty g Morgan.
Rea) Estate k Loan Apt.
in large or small amounts, on ong or short
time. XU
Money to I*oan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
on 5 years’ time. In loans of SSOO and upwards;
with privilege of paying SIOO and aoove la an
□ual payments, if desired.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
(200,000 to loan at 6 per oent 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
Lends and Town Lots
in Mahaska County, lowa.
Office in front room of new Masonic building,
north-east corner of Public Square.
Residence and Garden
Small Farm Plots For Solo.
1 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
roads. Immediately contiguous to the city, and
now occupied as tenants by L. M. and J. C.
The farm is divided by the C-R I A P., and
lays convenient r or division into Plots for
bined. !t is believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
and has good drainage and water facilities.
A complete plan and survey of the property
may be seen at the office of Jno. O. Malcolm.
Part ef the purchase money may be secured
on any plot bought, il desired.
OrtalGosa Marble Worts.
F. W. McCall,
Dealer In
Ha..m,nu Tomb*. He,.) Bt'O,* Beaten an
American Granite Mon aments, Ae.
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
From One to Twelve Horse Power.
Machinists’ Supplies,
Including Bhaftings, Puueys, Leather and Rub
ber BelUng, Steam Fittings, etc., etc.,
furnished on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of all kinds neatly and quickly done. Call on
me before yon buy anything in my line.
Shope One Block North of Ex
change Block.
Seevers & Neagle’s
12 lbs Granulated Sugar SI.OO
13 lbs Standard A Sugar 1.00
14 lbs Extra C Sugar. 1.00
8 lbs Good Green Coffee 1.00
8 lbs Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Can Best Full Weight Baking
Powder. 26
• 1 lb Desiccated Cocoanut 30
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
1 lb Fancy Mixed Tea 60
20 kinds of Canned Goods, per can 10
1 lb Salmon. 15
2 lbs Salmon. 26
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
s&ckh, 1,35
20 Bars White Russian Soap 1.00
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 60
Earthenware, 3 gallons for 26
Southwest Corner Pub
lic Square.
H. Snyder & Son,
WUI tail an cheap an any other famine in the
city. If you want a naok of tta
la the city, call on un.
Everything Fresh.
i 9 H. Snyder A Son.
Yilif Bill! For Sou r
-- jjwr fflfSE&n
-i-jgL X.-W- hubsey.
Horse shoeing.
Tolbert A Miller, Blacksmiths,
at their old stand west of Postofflce, will do
Shoeing as low as any other shop in Oakaloo
sa. 18
\J O. F. meets on first and third Monday
evenings of each month, at Odd Fellows Hail.
VlsiUng Patriarchs oordtally invited to attend.
8. L. Harv*y, C. P
B. 8. Harbour, Scribe. *6
AHASKA LODGE NO. 18, I. 0. O. F.,
111. meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Fellows’ Hall, one block north of the Postoflice.
Visiting brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Crab. Wray, w. l. Hows,
Secretary. [SIJ N. G.
Civil Engineer.
Office and residence on High street. 3 blocks
east of Court House, Osksloosa. lowa. 33tf
Bt Rob. B*n hflj hm. Oficisl Biographer L'. S. <\mfrees
A Use. O. H. Tiffaur. D.D. Drui’i own ftuok only coyer* the
wwr: UUa computer hia wonderful Hit story . death cmlyv/i
rial, reHahls. and richly illustrated work. Don't he dr ester J
by imitations Demand la (meaenar -,t»O0 <(. KITS Wanted
Add res. HUBBARD HRO*., Chlonfo, Illlneta.
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oskaloosa, lowa. 19
C O A Is.
Try the COA*. from John Burdess* New Shaft.
It is of good quality and gives general
satisfaction. All orders left at
on the southeast corner of the square, or at
on High street, will receive prompt attention.
This mine is on the Beacon road one mile from
town. 025yl
Henry Walling*
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and contractor of
Cisterns, Flubs and Cellars
Built ou short notioe. Also have good Brick
for sale at lowest market prloe.
nl9tf Osks loose lowa.
Fresh Family and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
I* Southeast Corner of Square.
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to Rive satisfaction in all
cases. Come in and see ns and
give us a trial.
m , L. Cook & Son.
elvs Catarrh
Clenses the MWA MBAUJA
Inflammation <S?M
Heals the Sores. Bfcl
Senses of Taste,
Mnell, Heal ing.
A positive Cure.
A particle is applied into each nostril and is
agreeable to use. Price 50 cents by mail or at
Druggists*. Send for circular. ELY BROTH
ERS, Druagists, Owego, N. Y nl-ly
PLUG TOBACCO. "The WiiwOsar"
For Sale by
Baumgart & White. H. Snyder A Son.
M. Bacon A Co. J. W. Oiler.
Soever* A Neagle Weeks A Durfee.
W. F Hinesley. Shaw A Loring.
Howard A Son. W. A. Rinker.
J. B. Cruzen. F. P. O’Hara.
Steward Bros. M. Martinateln.
W. Fagan. Middieooff Bros.
H. L. Spencer Company
Steward Brothers. &owß
r\R. J. W. MORGAN,
Eye and Ear Physician.
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Will pay thn highest market prtee in Cash
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The Oskaloosa Herald.
•>k School TborotgUy Kqaipped for Office Training.-*
Book-Keeping by Actual Business Practice.
This department of our school is one of the beet in the
United States, under the charge of Professor Wesco, one
of the finest penmen In the world. Send 0 cents for beau
tiful specimens of his work direct from the pen.
AU ocr departments are superintended by practical
teachers of long experience. Address
rrtlUtnL Secretary.
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J. B. McCurdy & Co.,
■ Corner of the
M Public Square. Clj
The Boss , ,
W FarßitaruDealers
<; And
_ Invite eveiybody to call
and see theli
H New Stock. _j
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Nicest Goods
|2| And
}3 Greatsst Variety H
Ever brought to Onkaloo-
M for the mosey. >l9
Wm. Fredrick
8. 8. Smith et al.
In the Circuit Coart of the State of lowa. In
and for MnhawkaCounty, October
Term, A. D., 1885.
To 8. 8. Smith. B. L. Smith, Mary V. Scott, J.
J. Smith, Ada Surbaugh, Mary J. Woodward
Daniel Stanley, Hetty Stanley. Horace
Stanley, Charles Stanley. Frank Stanley, Ed.
F. French and Gordon French, heirs of Oliver
C.Bmith,Sen.. deceased:
You are hereby notified that a petition, in
equity, of Wm. Fredriok Is now on file In tbe of
fice of tbe Clerk of tbe Circuit Court of tbe
State of lowa, In and for Mahaska county, Bak
ing that the title in fee simple In and to the fol
lowing described real estate, situated In Ma
baska county, lowa, to-wlt: The east Ik of tbe
ae quarter (la) of the ne quarter (k) of sec. to,
township 74, north range 15 west of sth P. M.,
be quieted in him; and that a certain deed, exe
cuted by Oliver C. Smith and wife to said Wm.
January 7th, 1850, be reformed aud
corrected, and that unieoe you appear thereto
and defend before noon or the stuped day of
the October Term. A. D.. 1885, or said court,
which will oommence on the td Monday ot
October, 1885, d< fault will be entered against
you aad judgment and decree rendered there
on ae pray od for in said petition.
Sea am A Scott,
llwi Attorneys for Plaintiff.
75/f /brother-
Neuralgia means nerve-pain. There
are in the human system nerves of many
kindsand of great variety of sizes. Each nerve
has its own function, and each its own par
ticular work to do.
In the leg, running downward from the
hip, is the great Sciatic Nerve, which, with its
branches, carries telegraphic messages from
the brain, through the leg, to the extremities
of the toes. When the Sciatic Nerveis affected,
you have Sciatica.
Sciatica is one of the worst and most
gigantic forms of nerve-pain or neuralgia.
You may with comparative patience worry
through an attack of neuralgia in face or
head. That is bad enough, but when Sciatica
ieizes you, you are helpless.
There are various forms of Sciatica.
People speak of Rheumatic Sciatica, Sciatic
Rheumatism, Sciatic Neuralgia, and all that
sort of thing. Call it what you please, it is the
disorder of this great Sciatic Nerve. There is
just one thing that will stop it.
That one thing is Athlophoros. It
neutralizes that vicious condition of the blood
which causes the mischief. In a word, it con
conquers the whole family of rheumatic and
neuralgic ailments. Working quickly, pMfas
antly and thoroughly, it leaves no evil effects
If you cannot trot Athuophobos of yonr drug
put we will send It express paid, on receipt of
regular price—one dollar per bottle. We prefer
that you buy it from your druggist, but if he
hasn’t it, do not be persuaded to try somethin*
else, but order at once from uu as directed.
Used herbs in doctoring the family, and
her simple remedies DID CURE in
most cases. Without the use of herbs,
medical science would be powerless;
and yet the tendency of the times is to
neglect the best of all remedies for those
powerful medicines that seriously in
jure the system.
is a combination of valuable herbs, care
fully compounded from the formula of
a regular Physician, who used this pre
scription largely in his private practice
with great success. It is not a drink,but
amedicine used by many physicians.
8®- It is invaluable for DYSPEPSIA,
NESS, INDIGESTION, &c.; and while
cm tg will not hurt the system.
Hr. C. J. Rhodes, a well-known Iron
man of Safe Harbor, Pa., writes:
My son was completely prostrated by fever and
ague. Quinine and barks did him no good. I
then sent for Mishler’s Herb Bitters and in s short
time the boy was quite well."
“E. A. Schellentrager, Druggist, 717
St. Clair Street, Cleveland. 0., writes:
'Your Bitters. I ran say, and do say, are pre
scribed by some of the oldest and most prominent,
physicians In our city." *
525 Commerce St., Philadelphia.
Cures # Prevents
Chills and Fever, Malaria, Intermit
tent and Bilious Fever, Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite, Nervous
ness, Lose of Sleep, all Female Weak
nsssesand all Summer Comnlaints,
Sold Free of U.B. Liquor License by all Re
liable Druggists and Dealers.
XETTE A KANNE, - Sole Proprietors,
Sick Headache and relieve all the troubles Inci
dent to a bilious sUte of the system, such as Du
llness, Naosea, Drowsiness, Distress after eating,
Pain in the Side, Ac. While their most remark
able success has been shown In curing
Headache, yet Carter’s Little Liver Pills are equally
valuable in Constipation, caring and preventing
this annoying complaint, while they also correct
all disorders of the stomach, stimulate the liver
and regulate the bowels. Even If they only cored
Ache they would be almost priceless to those who
suffer from this distressing complaint; bat fortu
nately their goodness does not end here, and those
who once try them will find these little pills rain
able in so many waya that they wfd not be willing
to do without them. But after all sick head
Is the bane of so many lives that here is where we
make our great boast. Our pills core it while
others do sot _ .
Carter’s Little Liver Pills are very small and
very easy to take. One or two pilU make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable ana do not gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all who
use them. In vials at 25 cents; five for gl. Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by maiL
St. Louis & St. Paul Packet Co.
ran tabus or the lightjonc express an*
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B*. Louis, Mo.
[Ark&usaw Traveler]
Ab a wagon drew near, a boy lazily
climbed over the fence and opened the
“Why don’t you move faster, you lazy
rascal?* said the man who drove the
“.Because I’m tired. ”
“ Y r ou are always tired. "
“Yes, 1 am; and I wish I could get
rested. ”
“ You’ll never do it You are too lazy
to get anything. Come on here now ana
help me take out the horses. ”
The man was Clarkson Miller; the boy
was bis son, Pinkney, known throughout
the neighborhood as Lazv l ink. I nlike
other boys he had never been known to
engage in any game that required activity,
and his mother often declared that he
positively refused to walk until he grew
to be so old that he was ashamed of him
self. Pink was not handsome Bis bead
was red and his face was freckled; and,
worse than all else, he was bow-legged.
He cared nothing for books. At school,
if not interrupted, he would sit all day
with his eyes half-closed, yet no one could
accuse him of being sleepy, for at home
he was always the last one to go to bed.
When the horses had been fed, and
when Mr. Miller and his son returned to
the old man asked:
“\Vhat have you been doing today?”
“Nothin’. ”
“Aint been doin’ nothin’, fur I was
tired. ”
“ i idti't I tell you to break up that
turnip lund?”
“ i es, sir, believe you did. ”
“Then why didn’t you do it?”
“ ’( ause i was tired ”
“Boy, you are goin’ to starve to death,
just as sure as you live ”
“If I live 1 won't starve to death. If I
die I might starve to death. ”
“Hush up ywur mouth and don’t give
me none of your sass. Mother, I wouldn’t
give him a bite of supper. ”
“I don’t care. ”
“I don't believe you do. You are too
fetchtaked lazv to eat ”
“Oh, yes. (. larkson, let the child have
something to eat. I don’t reckon he can
help it because he is always tired. You
know I had a brother that was always
that way. ”
“ Yes, and he never amounted to nothin’
either "
“I know that, Clarkson, but Pink may
do better after awhile. ”
“No he won’t He is the trlflin’est boy
in the state of Arkansas. Them .lackson
boys air out every mornin’ breakin’ colts
or doin' something but Pink, plague take
him, won’t do nothin’ but mope roun’ un
der the trees. He has just atxmt wore me
out, let me tell you, and if he don't strike
a lick putty soon I’ll get afoul of him and
wear him out. I wou’t put up with such
noaccountnesa Pink."
“Yes, sir ”
“They air goin’ to take up another
school over at the Forks next week and I
reckon you’d better go. You ain’t got
sense enough to ever make a farmer and I
reckon you'd better be a lawyer or some
thing of that sort "
“Let him be a preacher, Clarkson," in
terposed Mrs. Miller.
“Preacher the deuce. W’y he'd ruin a
congregation. When he’d begin to preach
he’a be too lazy to stop. No, better let
him talk to the jury, and if he does wear
’em out, the country would be better off.
AYhat do you say. Pink?”
“Ain't particular. ”
“No, fetch take it, you air never par
ticular. If you was you’d get along bet
ter. Did you drive the hogs outen the
“No, sir. ”
“No, sir, I was too tired. "
“Wife, give me that rope hangin’ up
there. I’ll wear him to a frazzle ”
“Oh, no, don't whip the child. ”
“Well, let him behave himself then.
I'll bet anything them bogs have ruined
that field. I*must punish him. Pink, go
to bed. ”
The boy arose from a box on which he
had been sitting, stretched himself and
slowly ascended the stairs. “Ah, Lord, ”
said the old man, “I don't know what is
to become of that boy. If he wa'n’t
quite so lazy 1 would think that the peni
tentiary would catch him. ”
The school had been in operation nearly
three weeks when, one day, the teacher,
the Hev. Dr. Brooks, called on old man
“Glad to see you, parson; sit down.
Bow's everything?”
“Slow, ” Dr. Brooks replied.
“How's Pink gettin’along?”
“Not at all. ”
“You don’t tell me so?”
“Yes, lam sorry to say. ” * «
“What 'peers to he the matter?"
“He won’t study. ” 4
“Can’t you whip him into it?”
“I have tried, but it does no good. "
“Ah. Lord; I don’t* know whafs to be
come of him. Do you think he will ever
amount to anything, parson?”
“No, 1 do not ”
“Would you advise me to take him
away from school?”
“ Yes. ”
“No hope for him?”
“None. ”
“Do you reckon he's got any sense at
“Oh, yes, he appears to be smart
enough. ”
“What’s the matter, then?"
“ He lacks application. ”
“Well, I'll give him all the application
he wants. lam much obleeged to you
for tellin’ me. ”
Shortly after Dr. Brooks withdrew,
Pink entered the room where his father
was sitting. The old man was greatly
troubled, but he was determined not to
be violent with the boy.
“Yes, sir. ”
“Dr. Brooks tells me that it’s no use to
send you to school. ”
“Wall, 1 reckon it ain’t. ”
“He says you won’t study. "
“Beckon lie's right ”
“Now, link, tell me What do yon
want to do?”
“Nothin’. ”
“Oh, you struck it, dad blast you; oh,
yes, you struck it Do you know where
you will land?”
“No. sir.”
“I’ll tell you. You’ll land in the peni
tentiary. ”
“ I don't know, sir. ”
“ Well, 1 knew. It is because you are
no account ”
’Lige Berry was the good boy of the
neighborhood. He stood first in his
classes at school and every one predicted
that he would enter upon an honored
“Pink, wouldn’t you like o become a
“I ain’t particular. ”
“Well, I am. I want to put you at the
triflingest business I know of an' I reckon
it would suit you to be a lawyer. I’ll go
over and see Judge Blake to-morrow.
He'll either make you study or chop
wood all the time, Wouldn’t you like to
get up and make speeches?”
“ Ain’t particular."
When Pink arrived at Judge Blake’s
office, he foumj that the good hoy. ’Lige
Berry, had been installed as a student
’Lige did not appear to be pleased when
he discovered that Pink was to be his col
league, for, between the two boys there
had never been anything in common. The
good boy merely looked up when Pink
entered, then, with a frown, he bent him
self to the work of devouring Blackstone.
Pink sat down, in obedience to the com
mand of the judge.
“Young gentlemen, as business is woe
fully dull at present you won’t have any
thing to do but to read. ’Lige, you are
getting along very well, are you not?"
“ Yea, sir.
“Do you find Blackstone interesting?”
“Yes, sir. very. "
“Pink, what’s that you are reading?”
“ Headin’ 'bout some Inguns. ”
“Well, throw it down. You'll never be
a good lawyer unless you study. ”
With a mighty effort, Pink made a pre
tense of studying. He seemed to have
settled upon an entire change of course,
but occasionally he would fall back into
his old ways. Then he would sit with
his eyes half closed. One day he said:
“ 'Lige, do you ever expect to be a great
“Of course I da "
“Is that what makes you study so
“Yes; if it were not for that I wouldn’t
study at aIL Isn’t that the reason you
study. Pink?"
“ 1 don’t study much, but that ain’t the
reason I wouldn’t study at all if I didn’t
have to. When I don t read (rid Blake
makes me tote In wood, and I’d rather
■ read than to tote wood. Totin’ wood
makes me tired. ” - <-
▲ stranger coming Into the room would
have instantly settled upon 'Life as the
coming lawyer. No one would have
thought that any possible distinction
awaited the lagy, bow-legged, red-headed
boy. That which pamaa for discernment
is often short-sightedness. Some of our
greatest men have been but the turning
point of a story should never be antici
pated. . *** ,
•ww fttfi «y« baft, m fluuUv» no
would go to church. Cink spent his :?un
days in quite a different way. He would
roam along the river, throwing stones at
birds. Remonstrance was of no avail.
He hated Sunday-school and abhorred
the church. Occasionally he would come
home with a bloody nose, for although
he, was averse to physical exercise, he
hesitated not to eugage in combat Peo
ple pointed at him, shook their heads and
“That boy will never amount to any
thing. ”
Pink fell in love with a little girl,
bright-eyed Mary Pheips, but naturally
enough the girl did not love him. She
loved 'Lige. This enraged Pink, and had
an opportunity presented itself he would
have chastised his fellow-student
Even in a lawyer’s office time drags
along. ’Lige was ready to stand an ex
amination. Pink also declared that he
was ready. They were examined by the
circuit judge. Lige was complimented for
his quickness and insight, but Pink
failed to answer a sufficient number of
questions, consequently he was remanded
back to Blake's office. Bealizing that he
had wasted time he made an earnest re
solve to do better.
’Lige began the practice of his difficult
profession. He threw his whole soul iuto
the work and old lawyers said that he
would succeed. How short-sighted, how
erroneous are human calculations.
One evening Pink called on bright
eyed Mary. He had determined to ask
her to be bis wife, for he believed that
she nad ceased to love ’Lige. Marv cor
dially received him and his heart beat a
hopeful tatoo.
“Miss Mary, I suppose you have heard
how hard 1 am studying. ”
“Y’es, and I also heard that you feiled
to pass your examination. ”
“Oh, that makes no difference ”
“It does with me ”
“Mary, I want you to be my wife. ”
“I can not, I am engaged to Lige
Berry. ”
There came a day when the wise men
thought of the predictions they had made
with regard to the two boys. Berry is
now a distinguished judge. Pink is in
the penitentiary. It will be a shock, no
doubt, for some people to learn that a
good boy ever amounted to anything and
that a bad boy ever failed to succeed in
life i robably those facts should not
have been penned; but then the lauda
ble motive which inspired their publica
tion will more than offset the startling
revelations which are made in the narra
tion. The good, studious boy has had
very little chance in this country. All
th 6 high places of honor have been filled
by men who were once bad boys. Even
ministers of the gospei boast of how they
were once bad, oh, yes, so very bad; and
with keen delight some of them tell of
their adventures on the race-course or at
the card table. It is time that a reform
should take place Give the good boy a
Casting the Squid.
[New York Times.]
Standing upright in his boat, the ex
pert bass fisherman grasps his rod firmly
below the reel, which must be one that
runs with the least possible friction, and
holds ffOO or 400 feet of line, and whirls
it with the squid and several yards of line
free When the whirling squid is brought
to a certain velocity, which the feeling
and instinct of the angler must judge to a
nicety, he thrusts the rod forward quickly
with a graceful movement that can only
be understood on being seen.
The whirling squid instantly responds
to the movement. It shoots out with
amazing velocity as straight as a bullet’s
fiight. The whizzing reel pays out the
unresisting line, and if the cast has been
made by an expert 150 feet of line will
have left the reel before the squid drops
into the water just at the spot it was
launched to reach. It will not be long
before some monster of a bass will show
his appreciation of the skill with which
the cast was made, by swooping upon the
attractive lure, and then will come a
struggle that mav last an hour, and per
haps two, before one or the other of the
combatants conquers—the longer the
struggle the more favorable its result to
the angler.
Our Flint Ship.
|“ Gath.”]
The Dutch about New York, built the
first ship in this country, ami she was
called “The Dnrest, ” otherwise the “The
Restless ” and was ayachtof sixteen tons,
and forty-four and a half feet long. Her
builder was Capt. Adriaen Block, for
whom Block Island in the Atlantic ocean
is named. This vessel, with a Dutch
captain on board, discovered the Schuyl
kill river in lfilfi, and explored our whole
coast from Nova Scotia to Virginia, and
returned to Holland with an excellent
map of the country.
James Bussell Lowell speaks three lan
guages with easy effort, and reads and
writer Hina
The “Rat-Tail” and Other Curioin Spoons.
(Iceland's I ondon Letter.]
There are many of the rat tailed spoons
now so much sought by collectors. Does
the reader know what a real “rat tail” is?
No! Well, then, turn over your grand
mother’s silver or any other which is 100
years old. \ ery probably you will soon
come to a spoon the handle of which on
the back covers a part of the bowl with a
long or narrow triangle. These spoons
have some extra value for no other earthly
reason except their name. The rat-tail
spoon was made from about 1(180 for a
century, possibly much later in America.
These later American examples would be
even more curious than many older Eng
lish ones.
Another type of spoon is that with a
handle running to a point, on which is a
fiat circle. This is called the seal spoon.
They were made‘during the seventeenth
century. The precursor of the olive
spoon of the present day is found in the
so-called mulberry spoon. It has a straight
handle ending >in a sharp point. The
bowl is small and elegantly perforated,
the object of this being to pick out the
mulberries or strawberries one by one
witL the point, and then sprinkle pow
dered sugar on them by filling the liowl
with it and shaking it over them. This
is “an idea” which might very well be
revived Then there are the spoons with
graceful, small scroll ends, mostly of the
time of Anne; the spoons and
forks with “lobed” tops, something like
a clover-leaf (another idea which could be
carried out into many leafed shapes), and
endless varieties of pudding-forks, soup
ladles, and “pistol handled” knives.
Tbe Niagara Falla Park.
(Scientific American. 1
Among the good works authorized by
the legislature of New York is the forma
tion of a park at Niagara falls, by which
all the grounds and waters necessary for
the preservation and public access to.those
great wonders of nature are secured to the
people in perpetuity. The sum of sl,-
500,000 has been appropriated by the state
to secure the purchase of private prop
erty. l ands equal to a little more than
100 acres have been bought The grounds
and buildings on both sides of Hiver and
Canal streets west and south of the hy
draulic canal have been taken by the park
commissioners. The lines extend to the
main channel of the river, and middle of
Horse Shoe falls, being the boundary line
between Canada and the United States,
and the purchase takes in Goat island
and all the little islets, with their various
mills, streets, and passage ways.
By the terms of the act the whole tract
is to be restored as far as possible to its
original state of nature, and when'thls is
accomplished, the trees grown, and all the
improvements perfected, the attractions
of Niagara will be increased a thousand
fold. The original inception of this ad
mirable project is due to Lord Dufferin
when he was governor general of Canada
in 1878. His plan was that the Canadians
on their side, and the Americans on ours,
should undertake to beautify and preserve
the approaches to the falls. His proposal
was most cordially appreciated by our
governor, Lucius Robinson, and the
grand project is now in process of being
Jules Ferry and the Oryan.
(Paris Cor. New York World.]
Jules Ferry came back to Paris a few*
days ago. He was to remain away f<fr
two years, but Paris seems to bave at
tractions for him that he cannot resist.
The wags of the cafes say that after his
arrival in Paris he went to mass to Notre
Dame to hear the grand organ play. It is
known that the former prime mimfter has
a passion for. listening' to the great organ
of Notre Dame, and the story is told that
on r*ne occasion, after leaving the church,
he whispered in the ear of a friend, in a
voice of gloomy foreboding: “That organ
will bring me to believe in Qod yet, if I
don't quit going to listen to it *
Doctor of the 014- School.
Sole nor.)
In order to pre rent his inhaling ncxious
germs the French physician of tbs time
of the pestilence of Marseilles (1720-21)
used to go bis round of visits incased in
•n armor consisting of a short morocco
gown, a helmet of the same material, .with
a ponderous nose, and the nose stalled
with aromatics, which, notwithstanding
Its being a doctor's nose, would prove an
snllvealng feature at a modern carnival
The Municipal Chemical Laboratory, and
the Promptne— of Its Analyse*
How an Official Certificate la
rParls Cor. San Francisco Chronicle.
M. I.eon Say once remarked that there
was in France a monde dea fraudeurs. by
which I think he meant to express the
idea that there is over here a lot of peo
ple who avowedly live by fraud and are
none the less recognized by their fellow
citizens on that account, just as there are
circles which society recognizes and
honors under the names of monde diplo
matique, monde artistique, etc. But
there is also a monde de fraudeurs which
lives and grows fat 4 by the adulteration of
things that we eat and drink, and who
thus not only rob but poison their fellow
citizena Adulterations of this sort were
practiced in France from the earliest
times, and in one of his books Pliny
vehemently condemns the wine merchants
of Marseilles for their practice of using
aloes to strengthen the weak stuff they
shipped to the Roman market
Since Pliny's day things kept on grow
ing worse and worse until finally they
reached such a pass that it became neces
sarv to provide means for the protection
of the'public who were being poisoned, so
to speak, on a wholesale scale by all that
they ate and drank. After several unsuc
cessful attempts a municipal chemical
labratory was established, and operations
were begun in 1881. Since then it has
done a world of good, for every one has
the right to take to it a sample of any
alimentary substance that he may pur
chase and have it analyzed.
There are two kinds of analyses—one a
“qualitative," absolutely gratuitous: the
other, a “quantitative, ” for which there
is a fixed fee of $:?. In the first case the
laboratory restricts its report to the
quality of the substance; that is, to stat
ing whether it is good or bad, and whether
it is or is not in jurious to the health. In
the second case this report is accompanied
with a statement of the various elements
out of which the substance analyzed is
composed and the proportionate quanti
ties of each.
The modus operandi for procuring one
or the other of these official certificates is
the same. All one has to do is to take the
sample to be analyzed to the neatest com
missionaire of police, who, after taking
down the name and address of the person
from whom the article was purchased and
price paid for it, gives a numbered receipt,
and the applicant is told to call in a fort
night for the report. If the analysis is to
be merely qualitive, the receipt is printed
on white paper; if you have paid your 10
francs for a quantitive analysis, you get
a pink receipt The next morning the
prison van carries all the samples re
ceived at each police station, along with
the rogues arrested over night, to tne ccn
tral station, and the former are turned
over to M. Girard and his assistant chem
ists, who occupy a large room at the back
end of one of the courts of the prefecture.
Few people in l aris have any idea of the
immense amount of work accomplished
in this laboratory, which is mounted
in a complete manner. Thirty chemists
are kept hard at work all day: twenty
charcoal fires are glowing from morning
to night under innumerable retorts ana
strange- shaped vessels of ail sizes. Every
sample received is examined that same
day, and besides these the laboratory has
to analyze a great many other things sent
in by the prefecture of police, the octroi,
the prisons, the hospitals, the military au
thorities and the suburban municipalities.
A s»*nple comes into the hands of the
expert unaccompanied by any other indi
cation than a white or pink label, on
which is the same number borne by the
receipt held by the depositor. The
chemist not only does not know where it
came from, but is ignorant as to its
nature His analysis completed, he
registers the result iu a book. The head
of the laboratory then makes out the re
port of the analysis, which is sent to the
commissure of police for delivery to the
depositor, and at the foot of this report is
printed the following note; “Any person
using the above for the purpose of injur
ing the reputation of any one will be
guilty of the misdemeanor of defama
This is the end of the matter if tbe
sample examined is all right, but if any
adulteration or fraud of any kind has
been discovered in it the head, .of the
laboratory sends two inspectors to the
man from whom the article was pur
chased by the depositor. There are forty
five of these inspectors, and they are all
graduates of a medical or pharmaceutical
college, or are students in their third
year, who have passed prior to their ap-
E ointment a special* examination in chem
try. They are all commissioned as com
missaires de police, and have authority to
call in the assistance of the police in mak
ing such searches as they may deem nec
They rarely have occasion to resort to
extreme measures, for shopkeepers know
better than to make their case worse by a
useless resistance, and allow them to
take possession of the samples they are in
search of, that is, the samples of all the
articles which seem to them suspicious
looking. Lack sample is divided into two
equal parts; these are sealed up and signed
by both the commissioners in the presence
of the shopkeeper, who then adds his
signature. This done they proceed to a
summary test of the suspected articles,
the result of which is recorded, and every
thing that the proprietor of the shop sees
fit to say in explanation is also taken
down in writing. One of the twojsanyries
thus obtained is now carefully analyzed
at the laboratory and the other is sent
with the report of this analysis to the cor
rational police court.
Here the duties of the laboratory come
to an end; its head has no power to insti
tute criminal proceedings against the dis
honest shopkeeper; his role cousists of in
dicating to the court tU&t a misdemeanor
has, in his opinion, been committed and
in furnishing the evidence on which the
opinion is based. Unless tbe shopkeeper
has made an avowal, the court now or
ders another analysis by its own experts
of the samples seized and the case fol
lows the ordinary routine; if finally con
victed, tbe accused is punished by an im
prisonment of from three months to two
years and a fine which cannot exceed 500
francs, and a copy of the sentence is
posted up on the door of his shop.
Pulitzer end the Pedestal.
In this case a Hungarian, with an Ori
ental touch in him, went to work upon
this pedestal as if he were building the
temple of Jerusalem. There is shown to
be latent in the public a deep belief in
liberty in its broad and revolutionary
nature, such as it was under Lafayette
and Jefferson.
A Good Llutensr.
(Boston Beacon.]
“The whole force of conversation,"
some one says, “dopends on how much
you can take for granted. ” The good
listener may contribute to that force by
intelligent nodding. We once introduced
two friends who were going in the same
car on au all day journey. One of them
was an inveterate talker; the other, also a
good talker, could keep still when neces
sary. Meeting tbe latter a few months
after, we inquired how they enjoyed the
day together. ' “The doctor enjoyed it
first rate, ” said the quiet man. “He began
talking when the train started, and never
stopped until it pulled into jersey City,
encouraged by only intermittent nods and
smiles from me. Parting as we left the
train, the doctor remarked effusively.
■We have had a good day; I don’t know
when I have enjoyed a conversation so
much.’ ”
“ Milord Anglais* ” Abroad.
(C hicago Journal. I
A story Is going the round of the
French papers to Illustrate the ways of
the English abroad A “couple” staying
at Schailhausen ordered, a few nights
ago, an illumination of the Rhine for
their own special benefit, and the work
was put in hand accordingly. T-he vil
lagers got wind of the matter, and as
sembled to see the sight; whereupon
“milord Anglalse, ” remarking that he
had paid for himself and not for the pub
lic, countermanded the illumination and
gave orders that none of the lamps or
fireworks should be lighted. Presently,
however, one of the heavy thunder-storms
which visited Switzerland last week
broke off over the falls, and an electric
spark set the fireworks off. The English
“ milord, M it seems, was as furious as the
storm. A great m&ay morals are possible
to this story.
Magnetism or What t
(I’ltuburr Dispatch.}
Call it magnetism or what you will,
there Is a something about some preachers
that makes them more agreeable, more
entertaining and more popular than others,
even If they do not know half as much.
Begonia leaves are the most killing bait
for shad, according to a Georgia fitter*
—. »
[Robert Louis Stephenson.}
When I was sick and lay abed,
I bad two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.
And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hillai
And sometime# sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and bouses out,
And planted cities all about
I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow hill.
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.
Origin of the Kat.
[London News.!
The origin of the rat. like the birth of
Jeames Yellow plush, is wrapped up in
mystery. The ancients, according to a
learned writer by M. Eugene Rolland in
his "Faune Sauvage," knew not the rat.
Their condition was more gracious. But
it is hard to be certain about the fauna oi
the ancients. When they use a word
meaning mouse they may have bad held
mouse or common mouse or perhaps even
the rat in their minds. Herodotus tells,
on Egyptian authority, the same tale of
an army defeated by mice who gnawed
their bowstrings as the Creek Indians tell
of rats in their cosmogonic legend This
legend was fairly written in red, on a skin,
and was kept during the last century in
the Georgia office. Where is it now?
The Chinese have precisely the same
story, only they, like the Creek Indians,
assign the victory to rats, not to the mice
of the old Halicarnassian. 1 erhaps Hero
dotus meant rats, he knew nothing of cats
till he went to I gypt, and about rats he
may have been equally in the dark. Hats
are not uncommon in Shakespeare, but
Buckland says Leaner 1 158?) first men
tions the black rat This, though older
than the brown rat. is not apparently ab
original. The Welsh name for rat menus
“French mouse," and perhaps the rat
came over with the Conqueror. An ac
complished author on micromamologic
thinks the rat was brought to Europe (in
voluntarily, no doubt) by the crusaders.
The brown or so-called rats,”
devour the black ones, and are later
If a well known character was really
“a rat in Pythagoras’ time, ” the argument
against rats being known to the ancients
falls to the ground, and Shakesjieare cer
tainly thought that rats were common in
the heroic age of Denmark Bats in the
zoological gardens arc a good deal to be
pitied. We all know the elephant of the
fable. She one day trod unwittingly ou
a partridge, and killed it. Soon afterward
she found the nestlings of the partridge.
“Boor little things!" said the elephaut;
“I, too, have a mother;” and, with the
kindest intentions, she sat down on the
nest. In the same way the rhinoceros,
never dreaming of harm, lies down on
ruts in his house, and compresses them
quite fiat. Such is their doom—an ex
ample, as far as it goes, of the ruthless
laws of nature, and the survival of the
fittest The instinct of rats teaches them
to shun a falling house, but not, alas! to
avoid a sleepy rhinoceros.
Grant Couldn’t l’<« Dummies.
[Batavia Co -. Cincinnati Times-Star.]
“It has never been told,” said Judge
Ashburn, who married Grant’s cousin,
“that Grant might have gone through the
war in a more humble capacity, When
the rebellion opened he was poor and had
given up farming to clerk in his father’s
store in Galena lie came to Bethel, Ohio,
to see one of his cousins to urge him to go
in partnership to supply bread for Camp
Dennison. The cousin did not care to en
?;age in business with him, and the matter
eli through. At this time he hardly
knew what to do, and while here he re
ceived a dispatch from Governor Yates
asking him to take charge, of a state in
struction camp.
He thought it over, and hesitated. He
had been out of the service for a number
of years, and was not certain of his abii
ity to drill raw recruits. He got a big
pine board and a lot of ob.ects for
dummy soldiers and commenced apply
jog military rules to see if he could form
a company. He set up his men over aud
over again, but he gave up in despair
He could not do it. He had forgotten
his former power and could not accept
the position offered by Governor Yates.
But he went to Illinois, \isited the camp,
saw the actual men in motion, and like a
flash his old lessons came back to him,
and be accepted ” It is for the reader to
speculate on Gen. Grant’s career had he
become a commissary at Camp Dennison,
or had he declined the offer of Governor
Dick Yates
The Family Detective.
[Long Branch Cor. Chicago Tribune.]
The fashion of lugging round so many
splendid dresses and valuable jewels has
S’ven rise to a new species of servant—
e family detective There are three de
tectives now living in the same hotel, each
engaged in the service of a woman of
wealth and show. One of them 1 happen
to know. He had a good business in
New York, but he tells me that the wages
offered him by his present employer was
sufficient to warraut him abandoning it
for the summer and looking after her and
her possessions. He receives S2OO a
month and besides has his expenses paid.
He always stays at the best hotels, for
it is necessary that he should be close to
his charge, and besides be would not per
mit himself to be treated as a menial. He
follows her like a discreet shadow
granting that a shadow could be discreet
—hangs round a neighboring post when
she airs herself on the piazza, and ac
companies her to entertainments, it was
at tbe big ball that 1 stumbled across him,
in all tbe possible glory of perfect even
ing dress He kept close to his lady, who
was blazing with diamonds, but be never
presumed to speak to her. A line gem
sparkled 011 his own chest. His lady had
lent it to him. he explained, to complete
his appearance
After the ball he accompanied his em
ployer to her apartments, and received
into his care the $50,000 worth of gems
with which she had been dazzling the
company. He kept the jewels sate by
wearing them in a leather belt round his
waist, and they never leave his body ex
cept to go upo'n the person of his gracious
boss, lie goes heavily armed always,
seldom leaves the hotel day or night ex
cept upon journeys, and never allows
himselt to touch intoxicants. He has so
far this summer been in the White moun
tains, at Richfield Springs, and Narra
gansett icr Early in August he expects
to go to "aratoga, and from there to Bar
Harbor. Altogether his lot is not an un
happy one.
Boston ItrrMllng Triumphs Or«r Crime.
(Boston Advertiser.]
In a small company of ladles and gen
tlemen. some of whom never before nad
met each other, the host is suddeuly called
upon by one of his guests, in a voice dis
tinctly audible throughout the room, to
give his opinion of “Pen-e-lope” in
Howells story, tjuery: Ought the blunder
to be politely ignored, politely corrected,
or openly enjoyed as though purposely
The case stated is a real one The host
who whs put in this distressing position
is a successful author and a polished
gentleman When the dreadful question
was put to him he was the bravest person
in the company, and answered without
the quiver of an eyelash, his kindness of
heart and the perfection of his breeding
so far controlling him that he carefully
avoided the use of the mispronounced
word lest he might seem willing further
to disgrace a guest temporarily under hia
protection. Trying as the embarrass
ment was, it lasted but for a few moments,
for the hearty laugh of the culprit and
the wife of the host relieved the strain
and made way for the explanation that
they two had conspired to play a trick
upon the gtfted author.
Caltforals't Volculs Eruption.
(Chicago Herald.|
The moet recent volcanic eruption in
the < nited States was that which half
filled Feather lake, northern California,
In or about the year 1860. This locality
has lately been visited by the eminent
Elutonist, C. K. Dutton, who says that the
ivs sheet poured out was over 100 feet
thick, aud covers a space abqut Ixßl milea
iu extent, in the center of which a cinder
cone 600 feet high covers the rent. The
lava sheet is rough and jagged in the ex
treme, be says, but shows as yet no trace
of weathering. For a space of 400 to 500
yards from the oone the trees were all
To Imp Fsstegs tomps
[Chicago Times.]
To keep postage stamps in the pocket
or memorandum-book without sticking,
a New Orleans postofflee clerk advises
people to rub the mudlagenous side on
the hair two or three times. The oil of
the hair prevent! the stamps from stick
ing thereafter.
'• . Bass Ball.
Chicago, Aug. 14.—The score* of league
toae baU gam*. TWtfty, were es foQo**?
AtJßostan— PhUeOsiphia 4, Boston 3; a»
rtßWUfao* NslTTork % Providence L
itootal Peculiarities and Whnt They In
dicate OUPsrenee Between Orel
Organisations and Refined—
Physical Developments.
[L. N. Fowler in Phrenological Journal.l
Physiognomy is of great service In In
dicating some points of character. A (gw
illustrations will serve to explain. A
large, straight noee, with a retreating chin
ana forehead, do not go with strength of
constitution or originality of mind. A
large mouth, with full lips, and wide
awake projecting eyes, indicate a talker.
A brain set back and large behind the
ears, and small in front ana small in the
coronal region, with a largo protecting
face, indicates a low, animal type of mini
A large neck and face, with coarse, heavy
features, with a head smaller in propor
tion, indicate a mind averse to study,
thought, improvement, reform, or benevo
lent enterprises, especially where personal
sacrifices are required.
A person with a predominance of the
mental temperament and brain power,
with u high, upright, and coronal brain,
will be given to study and general im
provement A person who is nigh in the
crown, with a narrow, retreating fore
head, and a heavy base to the brain, and
a large, stiff neck, will show the elements
of , a tyrant A natural born philan
thropist will have the n tai and mental
temoeraments, and a narrow, long, high
head, and especially fi high forehead.
Such persons will 4m be disposed to
teach and help others.
A person with a low, oroad, short head,
is anxious to accumulate property, and
will only let go when death loosens his
grasp. A full eye and a long eyebrow,
and a prominent outer corner t < the eye
brow, indicate great powers of observa
tion and a strong desire to study nature
and science; and if the eyebrow is pro
jecting there will be a capacity for math
ematics, art, and business. A person
with full temples and a high, broad fore
head, will be musical, ingenious, and
given to scheming and contriving new
modes of doing things, and will be dis
posed to think, theorize, invent, combine
principles, and try to account for every
thing. A coarse, gross organization, with
a wide bead from ear to ear, will be more
carnivorous thau herbivorous. A narrow
head, with the ears high, and a re
fined temperament, will be more herb
A person with small, dark, deep-sunken
eyes, with a vigorous, impulsive tempera
ment, will give off condensed thought and
feeling in short sentences and vigorous
language. Projecting ears, standing out
from tae head, with a large orifice, and a
fully ceveloped speaking eye, Indicate the
power to recite verbatim and repeat cor
rectly. A large back portion of the head,
with a rather small and narrow front por
tion, indicate local a’tachments, and a do
mestic, stationary state of mind. A
small, short head behind the ears, and
high in the crown, broad at the base, aud
narrow above, with a large lower part of
the forehead, and a desire to travel and go
all over the world, and come in contact
with everything, go together.
An irregularly formed body, imper
fectly formed features, and an uneven
bead, and a strikingly one-sided, peculiar,
eccentric character, go together. Thin
skiti, fine, bright hair, small features and
bones, bright blue or liazel eyes, betoken
a tender, susceptible, active, wide-awake,
earnest, and iutense state of mind, and a
tender, delicate body. Thick skin, veins
out of sight, coarse, black, wiry hair,
rough harsh features, large face, bones,
and joints, and black eyes, indicate a
slow, coarse, blunt, low, rough state of
mind—one difficult to cultivate. Such
persons usually have a strong, tough, en
during constitution, and are not very sus
ceptible to great pleasure or pain, and
their enjoyments will be physical rather
than spiritual.
One with a predominance of the diges
tive system will be easy, elastic, and
graceful in motion, fond of pleasure and
luxury; will have a pliable nature, and
will show versatility oi talent, character,
tastes, expression, likes and dislikes, and
will liave longings for w'hat he has not,
will lie always wanting more, and be very
susceptible to excitement and alimentive
pleasure ’
Kmll ig of the Emanclp»t on Proclauiatit n
[Ward H. Lam on's Letter J
At the time Mr. Lincoln submitted his
proclamation of emancipation of the
slaves on Jan. 1, 1803. for the considera
tion of the cabinet, before that time never
having conferred with any one about the
phraseology of the instrument, he read
thccocumeut through without a single 9
interruption or comment They all con
curred in opinion that it was an admir
able paper. Air. (base then said. “Air.
President, you have invoked the consider
ate judgment of mankind, but you have
not invoked the blessings of Almighty
God on your action in this matter, i be
lieve He has something to do with this
question. ”
Mr. Lincoln then said; “You are right.
Mr. Secretary, and I most humbly thank
you for that suggestion; it was an over
sight of mine. Do me the favor of taking
a pen aud paper and adding what you
would have in conclusion. ” Mr. Chase
wrote seven words, viz.: “And the gra
cious favor of Almighty God. ” Air. Lin
coln then added them to the end
of the last paragraph of the procla
mation, which made the whole read as
follows, to wit: “And upon this act. sin
cerely believed to be an act of justice,
warrant' d by the constitution upon mil
itary necessity, I invoke the considerate
judgment of mankind and the gracious
favor of Almighty God. ”
Correcting the Queen’* B*d Manner*.
(Boston Record.]
It is toid that Lord Tennyson and hia
family, including his iittie granddaughter,
wete dining at 4 hborne by invitation of
the queen. During the meal the bread
plate ran low, and the queen took the last
piece. • Thereupon the little Tennyson
girl, who had been taught that it wa« bad
maaners to take the last piece ou the
plate, pointed her finger at the queen and
said scornlully: “liggy. piggy, pig!”
The guests expected nothing but decap
itation was in store for the child; but the
queen came nobly to the rescue. “ You
are right, my dear. ” said she: “ nobody
but the queen should take the last piece
on the plate. ”
The army department of Japan intends
to construct fifty new forts and rebuild
all forts now existing, so as to make the
oonst defenses of the country more ef
ficient, and IKK) heavy guns from seven
teen to twenty-four centimeters in caliber
are to be mounted ou these forts, more
than one-half of which have been ordered
from Messrs Krupp, and the remainder
will be made at the < saka arsenal.
“Fumigating” Modern Antique Furniture
“I would like to show you some antique
furniture, ” said a chipper clerk to a re
porter as he pointed to an old fashioned
bedstead with four square posts and four
rails with pegs in them around which ’he
bed rope was to be passed. Near by was
a iiarvud mantel and a chest of drawers.
Ail were made of oak. and were dark and
time stained enough to be 200 years old.
“They are beautiful," said the clerk,
“but they are not old, as they seem to be.
W e got them from the factory to day.
We sell them for what they are. if the
buyer tells his friends that his great
Sand father brought them over in the
avnower, it IS none of our businesa ”
“They are stained then?” said there
“Not exactly. There are a number of
good stains and polishes, but the trouble
with them all is that they roughen the
surface and make it fuzzy. These things
are simply fumigated. W • put the furni
ture in a small, air-tight room, and put a
platter uuder it Then we pour a pint
of strong ammonia iuto the platter, ana 30
out ana shut the door. The ammonia
must not touch the wood, but the gas
from it rises and penetrates the pores.
The furniture and the chemical action be
tween it and the tannic acid in the wood
does the business. Tbe wood is colored
so deep that a shaving removed shows
the same ancient color below. It is a
legitimate way of beautifying furniture
as long as the customer is not deceived in
regard to it "
He is a philanthropist in a small wav,
and he imagines he is the only man in the
city who has sense enough to kick fruit
i-inds oif the sidewalks. However, there
tire about 2,500 other men in the city who
are on the same “ lay, ” and each thinks
’limaelf the only one engaged in philan
thropic work •
It reslly is a habit, and it develops into
a form of insanity. Why, I have seen
old confirmed victims to the habit de
murely following men who were throw
ing peula on the sidewalk just to enjoy
the pleasure of kicking them into the
street Women do most of the throwing
on and men do all the kicking off. The
brigade is not composed of men who have
fallen on banana peels themselves. Men
who have experienced that acute sensa
tion do not kick peels off the sidewalk;
they dodge them and -vaul to see some
one else kick a hole in the air after tread
ing on a rind-
A Great Scheme.
[Chicago Trtbunel
• I’ve hit upon a great scheme. ” said a
western editor; “I nearly doubled our
circulation yesterday."
“Hew dia you work it?"
“See that steel stamp? Wall, I just cut
out a paragraph In the local column of the
whole editionl *
“How did that help the circulation?”
“Every woman in town bought an ex*
i --TfTT
Boston Transcript: Whan Sirius rules,
•wtudy is not s pelt of fltoMuty of man.
Fifty Forts.
I Chicago T itnes. ]
fSew York Sun.)
Tb« Peel-Kicker.
[Chicago News.]

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