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■■-.-rrr^z==- wkkkly copiahan HOME MEN AND HOME RULE._ luul"u G_ VOL. 23.—NO. 3. HAZLEHURStTmISSm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1887. _ _1 ^ A REWARD. A poor little doll'* mamma. With noxious, troubled air. ft®* slowly trotting down the street, A looking here and them. ma'am, t lost her yesterday (She was—the dearest dolls Bhe wore her now-lace bonnet. Her best blue dress, and—all), •’Between mv house and grandma's— Yesterday morning early, ll< r rye* would shut and openi Her hair was real and curly. •She was my birthday present. •'I ll gtve oiv presents all— Yes. ma'am. I'll give you every on#— To Ond my darling doll. I'll rive you alt mv picture-books; I'll give my new gold chain; An l—all the pennies la my bank— To bring her back again.*' She paused; her tearful baby face loxike I old with tnelaneholy; "i'll come and be your little girl If % .III will tlnd mv dolly.” —1/ rj S'. Ili'i i*. i i llirp-r't four; People. OUR AMERICAN WOMEN. Arbitrary Fashion Much to Blamo tor Tholr Woaknoss. 1 e Civil War Implanted the Seeds of • >'.i:lnuat Nervousness— Causes of i'le'iiMtur* Old Age—Irrational Dress uuil Had Ventilation. The want of health in America is fast becoming proverbial. A gentle man of intelligence once tolil me that the belief originated with the English, nnd it is without just foundation; but I nm convinced by ocular demonstration that tho tender and fragile nature of American women is not a myth. Tho want of phyideal exercise by American girls while growing up is om: Cause of their premature old age. Much of the insanity that affects our laud is attributed by physicians to tho want of bodily outdoor exercise in chiiditood ami tho precocious develop in' nt of mind. With the anciouts physical culture first received attention, tbeu moral tin n mental. Tho American girls have n fairer, fresher appearance from six teen to eighteen years of ago than for eigners, but fade earlier. The loss of he dlh and dejection of spirits of HI14I0 women in the middle and higher class of society are mostly from th) want of some regular occu pation. some definite aim. some high Mild elevating pursuit. Alexander Walker says; "It would he easy to show that disease, as well as deformity, is an inevitable result of neglect of active duties.” Dr. Combe says: "Inactivity of intellect audfocl ii.g is a very frequent predisposing cause of every form of nervous disease. Tor «vidonce of this we have only to lo> k at tho numerous victims to be found, who have no call to exertion in gaining the mean- of subsistence, and 110 objects of interest on which to ex ercise their mental falcultlcs. The in telleet and feelings, not being provided with interests external tw themselves, mu«t either become inactive and weak or work upon themselves, and thus be come diseased. The most frequent victims of this kind of predisposition urc females of the middle ami higher d.is-i s, especially those of a nervous Constitution, and of good natural abili ties. The liability of such persona to melancholy, hysteria, hypochondriasis, and other varieties of mental disease, really depends on a state of inliability of tin* brain occasioned by imperfect CX.rcise.” • me neaun ox women mar work in the field* i* generally excellent—and why? liocnuso of their exereiso in pure, outdoor air. O, that I could im press on my countrywomen in all the condition* of life tho necessity of mod erate exercise in the opou air! It will give women clearer thoughts, firmer principles, more pationce, self-reliance uml stability of character. It will give vigor and freedom to both miud aud b«> ly. Especially would wo recom mend this panacea to the considera tion ol young mothers. Since the hydropathic system has become fash ionable wo think more attention has been paid to the general health of the body. A prudent diet, outdoor exer cise, relaxation and freedom from tho umj of strong medicine ant tending to restore strength and vigor to many shattered constitution*. 'J he early entrance into society of most American girl* has its bad effect. The night is devoted to fashionublo gayetle* and the tlay to rest. This acconls with the fast and go-ahoada tive character of our people. The dia siptted, unsettled state of mind it en gvitders. tho intenM) love of excite incut, the fondness of admiratiou, art* certainly disadvantageous. American women marry too early and live too secluded. Many are scarcely out of school Indore they have settled down as wives nnd house keepers. The cares of a family sre devolving oil them before they have the strength nnd nerve to perforin them. O to reason that our female an re-tors lasted longer and hail better health was (hat their minds were not no much taxed nor the nerves so high ly strung. They had the full use of their powers. Their physical health wo-* bolter, th air constitutions stronger. Those who hail much mental activity generally had sufficient phys ical exertion to counterbalance it Englishwomen wtlk and ride more, marry later, and have by nature bet ter constitutions. Tho Civil war had much to do with the nervous prostration and genoral failure of health of A.nencan people. Tlrt tuspsnse and anxiety attending it by iby absence and dangsr of rsla tlvos, the death In battle a id hospital of soldier* who*K> wive* aud female relatives dependent upon rnmn, the struggle to Sam • livelihood by such womon. who were untrained and unaccustomed to work, tho poverty resulting therefrom, , tbo loss of property, nnd the terrible, ! soul-harrowing sconos to which many wero subjected produced a severe fall* ure of health in the past and present generations. It made tho Nation pnr tially ono of yeckloss. brokon-spiritod men and of prematurely old. sad nnd invalid women. j A lady of foroign birth told mo she J thought it marvelous that Americans have such good forms when they grow so rapidly, but attributed it to their 1 restlessness, which preveutod their ; being long in ono position, so that any defect was not likely to become fixed. 1 Much of the ill health of shop girls is brought on by their standing so long ' and constantly. Fashion is so arbitrary that often In mill-winter tho clothing of a lady does : not shield Iter chest The searching . blasts of winter aro not guarded against Most American women in ; easy circumstances ere, like hot-houso 1 plants, chilled by tho fresh, bracing air that is intended to strengthen and Invigorate. Their slightest exposure to cold or dampness is sure to ho fol- j lowed by catarrh. What traveler that observes the silk hoso and single-soled shoos still worn by some American women in the rigors of winter, j or the sacrifice to appear- ; ance of comfort in thoir! clothing, can form a favorable opin- : ion of their judgment nnd taste, ot j be surprised tiiat so many aro annual- , ly carried off by that lingering and In- ' sidious disease—consumption? Dress ing so a* to injure the health is sui- } cidaL We find as a ge neral thing . that women live longer in Southern climates. Especially is it so after the changes incident to middle life are ; passed. The peculiarities of our institutions, J the nature of tho people, tho mode of government, and other circumstances, 1 have conduced to develop earlier in j life, more fully and more rapidly, the j capabilities of women than in any ! other country. Free air, outdoor exercise, sunicicn. light, wholesome food, and frequent bathing are the b st preventives of disease. (lirU growing up and jit t reaching womanhood particularly need them. Light and fresh air, in M»me cases, prove not only preserva tives <>f health, but a restorative to those out of health. Dark rooms and solitude tend to produce mental ns well as bodily disease. Some ono has said: "He who is not a physician at thirty i* a fool—a phy sician to his mind as to his body, ac quaints! with his own moral constitu tion—its diseases, its remedies, its diet, its conduct.”—Philadelphia Press, ABOUT PAPER-HANGINGS. Orlclu of uit Article Wlildi I* Now IT»«U by Bvtry Hotly. Tho art of making paper-hangings was copied from tin* Chinese, among whom it has dec it practiced from time immemorial. WaD papers did not eomc into coma)'* nse in Europe til. the eighteenth century; but stamped papers fur the purpose appear to huve been made in Spain and Holland about 15**5 The lir-t allusion to wall-naper* known to exist is in the examination of lluriuan Schinkel, a printer, of Delft, who was accused in 1568 of printing books inimical to the Catholic faith. Being Interrogated as to cer tain ballads, he said they had Ihcii printed by hi* servant* in his absence, and that when lie canto home and found they were not delivered, he refused to deliver them, and threw them into n corner, intending to print rose* and stripes on the backs to pn*or attics with. It I* probably to Kiug William III. that the introduction of wall-papers into England is due. Papor-hangi igs of a sort, it is true, were in use in England atul some parts of the continent long before the time of William of Orange; but they u-ually consisted merely of maps of the world, as it was then known, with fantastic borders of In dians, negroes and elephants, and other "natives” of fnr-ofl regions. The art of paper-hanging in imitation of tho old velvet flock was new when William came to England. It was on the walls of the drawing-room at Ken sington Palace that theso new hang ings wen* tirst seen in that country. They U*ok the fancy of tho fashiona bles of the tiny, and their cheapness being an additional lecommeudation, j they, spec lily came into general use. — i Mechanical News. A Sparrow Fisherman. A gentleman visitor at Sod us Point , who is a thoroughly responsible wit ness. relates an interesting anoedote of tho English sparrow that goes to •how that the new Stale law ngAinst tho intentional feeding of this plucky ami aggressive bird is sharpening its wits. The gentleman was standing on the dock near tho Walsh boat-house, when his attention was called to n sparrow that had perched upon a log a few feet away. The bird had a small piece of bread in its bill and was dropping crumbs into the water be low. A minute passed, and thou like a flash the sparrow plunged its little head beneath tho water and drew out a struggling irinnow. Tho fish was seised in the bird's claws, and with a few agile movements was torn into pieces and devourod, leaving nothing but the backbouo. Then the bird flew away with the air of one who has done his duty.—Lyon* (A*. JT.) Republican —The uso of complexion balms guar antee* the worst possible looking face iu the end. — Chicago Herald. J SUGGESTIVE FACTS. S#v. lllppolytaa KmoothUit'a McxUl A» nlvrrurjr K*ria«n. Last Sunday Bev. Illppolytus Smooth text, B. A., of the Church of St. Sleep crs, preached an anniversary sermon which wo can commend to all pastors who are given to preaching anniversary sci.\' on> as a model of its kind. True, it‘did not possess that unfathomable y pth of bottomless profundity and limitless breadth of encyclopedical eru-1 dition so characteristic of the discursive j expositions of Bev. l’hilctus Dobbs, I), j D.. hut nevertheless, taken all In nil, it , may ho considered a model anniversary sermon. Especially instructive nnd suggestive were tho statistics which, so far ns we have observed, were of a kind never before introduced in a discourse of this nature, and it is to this model feature of tho sermon that we desire especially to direct the attention of . young ministers, who have yet to make j their mark in anniversary ellorts. Bev. llippolytus Snioothtcxt, B. A., in reviewing the work of his pastorate, stated among other tilings, that lie had, during tho year of his Christian min istry, just closed, preached 104 sermons, 18 mortuary discourses, solemnized 21 hymeneal ceremonies, delivered 17 lectures, of which 16 were on secular nud all tho others on religious sub jects; made 32 addresses of which all hut 27 were on matters most nearly touch ing the vital religious concerns of tho church; had read aloud iu public 136 ehaptors of the Bible, 149of which were von* long ones; had made pastoral J calls, 312; taken tea on such occasions, 312 times; distributed 801 tracts; visit- ■ ed tho sick several times; sat on the j platform at temperance nnd other pul* | lie meetings 47 times; had tho headache j Sabbath morning and so compelled to > appear before his people in a condition of physical pain, nervous prostration and bodily distress that utterly unfitted him for public preaching, 104 times; picnics attended, 10; dinners, 37; suf- j fered from attacks of malignant dys jtepsia. 37 times; read 748 hymns; in structed the choir in regard to selec tion of tunes. 1 time; had severe colds, 104 times; sore throat, 101 times; ma laria. lot times; had written 3,120 pages of sertnous; declined invitations to tea. 1 time; started tho tunes iu prayer meetings, 2 times; started the wrong tune, 2 times; sanij hymns that nobody else knew, 2 times; received Into church membership, 3; dismissed by letter, 19; expelled, 16; strayed or stolen. 37.—Jlunlctte, in Brooklyn Eagle. A LOGICAL CHILD. How Little Rail!Ik Meant to I’ropltlat* tlio Weeping Angel*. Do not give children falso and figur ative explanations of tli ng*, because it may be dangerous. Hero is a story which may serve to convey the same moral. A little girl four years old. asked her father one day: "Pupa, where does the rain couio from?” "It is the tears of the angel*, crying when Edith has boon naughty,” said be. Edith pondered over fhis explana tion. One night later on, after Edith had been making a very stormy time on going to lied, and bad l>een told that she was very naughty, she was missed from her bell. Her mother, frightened at her absence, tuado a rapid search, and found that a bureau drawer hail been opened and every thing in it throwu out, but no Edith was to be found, .lust at this moment the door- : bell was rung violently, ami when it j was opened a neighbor rushed in, ex claiming: "Do you konw that your little girl is out on the roof?” The mother ran breathless up to the attie, where n stairway led up to a scut tle and then out upon the sloping roof of the house. And there Edith sat, perched upon the edge of the scuttle, with a lot of pocket-handkerchief spread about her. "My child!” her mother shouted, catching her in her arms. "What are you doing here?” "Why. mamma. 1 brought up some liaii'k'ehiefs for the angels to wipe their eyes with, ’cause l’s so naughty, so it wouldn’t rain awfully!”— lloatou Tni useri ■ ^ - Hinting a Proposal. When n lover is approaching tho goal of matrimony he sometime* limis il difficult to announce his intention*. In any such case, ho might find it advan* tageous to adopt tho following cir cuitous route, unless ho can find an other one still more roundabout: A young native of Aberdeen, bashful but desperately in love, finding that no notice was taken of his frequent visit* to tho house of his sweetheart, sum moned up courago to address tho girl thus. “Jean, I wi* here on Monday I nicht” ••Ay, ye were that” acknowledged tho girl. ••An* I wi* hero on Tuesday nicht” “So ye were.” “And i wi* hero on Wednesday.” “Ay, an’ ye were here on Thursday nicht” “An* I wis here last nicht Joan.” ••Wecl,” said she, “what if ye weroP” ••An’ I am hero tho nicht again.” ••An’ what aboot it oven if ye cum every nichiP” ••What aboot it, did yc say, JoanP Did re no begin to smell a rat?”— lcuth'i Companion. - Happiness is not perfect'd until tl b diarcd.-VuMe farter. HORSE-MEAT IN PARIS. Katsy rranohnan Literally Clamoring f*» m Cut If Viand* da Choral. I was told that a deiuUiorso was not by any means a doad lots (n Paris, and 1 accepted this statement as the only reasonable explanation I could dis cover of tho really deltructlvo cruelty with which ono constantly sees those poor nnimnls treated. I was dlroctod to shops whore viand* de chtval Is frankly sold I went to n restaurant where I was assured that this delicacy would infallibly l>« served up to mo for beefsteak, and It was. But still 1 was unable to gresp tho idea of tho horse as an established fact In food— a coveted article of diet—until one night when I had ocular proof of tho supple mentary career of usefulness upon which this faithful servant of man only outers when he has tolled his Inst weary course over tho sllpjiery pave ments of tho capital of Europe. We had been wandering away from the great thoroughfare. If you are in search of characteristic glimpses of Parisian life you will do well to keep away from tho bols, the great boule vards and tho lights, wboro the tourist Is surely to be with you, armed with his little red "Baedeker” and skipping briskly from point to point, sipping Information from tho catalogue and the guide-book. Wo had turned off from tho Ruo du Temple Into a streot so narrow that we scorned to havo dropped Into a crack between tho tall, grim, smoko black ened old bouses that loomed on either : side. Tills "craik” was endowed ; with alloged sidewalks. They were j about fifteen inches wide, and looked like an indefinitely protracted door- i stop. No mortal but the thin innn of a museum could possibly walk on them. We esoliowod them and trotted contentedly through the mlddlo of the street with the rest of tho population. Tho small shops along tho way wore alight, and so were tho lamps, al though overhead the tops of tho high houses and tho quaint, Irregular roofs, j with their picturesque chimney-pots, were still Hushed with a sunset light tho color of tho pink anemones from Nice that were piled up on so many of tho flower barrows along tho bou lovnrds. Wo passed the venders of marrons rohs. who appear to grow in tho angles of walls so surely do you find them established there, with their littlo smoking furnaces and bag of shining chestnuts We glanced at tho stall of the woman who stands nil day frying potatoes to a warm, brown crispness. At the evening hour she 1ms mauyeus tumors men, women and children. Wo stopped to watch them, hut directly perceived that a littlo further along the street quite a crowd had gathcrod, and wo hastened to add ourselves to the multitude. Reaching tho edge of the motley throng, we climbed upon a bench standing 111 front of n lavoir and looked over the head* of the people. After nil it was only a poor horse dropped dead In his tracks —no uncommon sight I stepped down and turned to go, but Sketcbem clnohcd my sleeve and cried: ••Walt" 1 got back Into position and looked. Several men were tugging at the beast; dragging him to a large cart—a sortol animal ambulance. The wagon ho had lately drawn stood by, with empty harness Presently they had hint it place, on his hack, with his hoofs kick ingat heaven. Then a sturdy, red-cheeked, black eyed fellow, picturesque In the lamp light and the blaze of a torch fixed <»t tho tail of tho cart, appeared on the scene. A brown woolen cap wa* pushed far back on hi* head, tin sleeves of his blue blouse were rolled to his shoulders. H- Jumped upon the gray carcass and stood grasping one of tho stiffening legs II» smiled nt tho eager-looking crowd, atjd his white teeth shono in tho torch-glare. 1 caught also theglenm of along, bright knife in Ids baud. H i fell Into a sort of an address-over-Ctosar’s-body atti tude. “Is he going to deliver an ora tion on the virtuos and vicissitudes of the defunct beast, or is healxiut to hold a clinic In thostroet?” I turned with a smile and this ques tion to Sketcbem, who was too busy with pencil and paper to heed me. and felt the smile withering on my li|*s as the meaning of tho extraordinary spec tacle dawned upon mo. I had seen onough. 1 slippod down nnd sat on tho bench as \)\o people pressed forward, literally clamoring to be served from tho impromptu butcher’s shop with various cuts of viande de ehcxxd.—Chicago Times. Animal Liberty. The curious observation has been marie by Mr. Fokkor that if a portion of tissue bo tnkon from any part oi the body of a recently kilted healthy nnitnal. and introduced with precau tions necessary to prevent its contami nation by microbes into a stenlirod liquid, it is capable of converting sugar into acid and starch into glucose. Fokkor attributes this action to tho protoplasm of the aniinnl. sinco the fermentation goes on when tho most minuto microscopic scrutiny fails to reveal tho presence of microbes. Whon tho production of acid has reached a oertain stage, tho fermenta tion stops, but upon neutraliainp tho liquid it recommences. The only difference doteo'cd between the fer mentation action of protoplasm and that of microbes was quantitative, tbal of microbes being greater, it h suggested, in consequenoe of their power of multiplication.— Brtwtri Uuardia/u FULL OF FUN. —An advertisement reads: “Watted —A nurse to mind children.” It was probably inserted by tho children. — Waterbury American. —A Yankee has just taught ducks to iwitn in hot water with such success that they lay boiled eggs.—Christian at Work. -When you speak of a “milk and water” affair, you do not intend to in fer that it will not “hold water."— Yonkers Statesman. —Polite Burglar—“Madaine, you are too young to wear such unfashion able jowolryj you must roally permit mo to recommend a now set.”—N. Y. Journal. —Visitor—“How much yonr hair is like your mother's!” Little Girl— “Oh, no, it Isn’t! Mamma’s comes off, and mine don’t!”—Yonkers Statesman. —It is bad enough to havo to live in a one-horse town, but life there is heavenly compnred with cxistouco in a wheolbnrrow villuge.— Boston Jour nal of Education. —Tho boy who has been in swim ming under the blazing sun may be distinguished by ids tendency to keep away from tho back of hiS sldrt as much ns possible.—Oil City Blizzard. —Lightning knocked over three men who were sitting on boxes in front of n grocery store In Paterson, N. J. One of them was knocked senseless. The other two exclaimed: “Loggo! I’m combi* right homo.”—Burlington Fret Press. —1Tho Ingenuity of Woman.— lie would not (ay tho words although Rtin did her best to please, Bo she giro him a pinch of old Scotch snuff— And brought him to his sneeze. —Merchant Traveler. —A Niles nmn who rend in the pnpoi that no dog would become mad ii given plenty of water neted upon the suggestion and dropped his dog into his neighbor’s well It prevented the rabies, so fnr as the dog was concerned, but the neighbor was almighty mad. —Littlo Richmond is learning to re cite. Like most children, ho dislikes tho practice, and his small wits usually ' devise a way to got rid of If. This time it was Mary and hor littlo lamb. Richmond mused a moment; then he asked coolly: “Isn’t Mary’s little lamb most a sheep now, grandpa?”— Golden Days. —There Is a use for cals and a tie. josslty for dogs; circumstances justify babies and throw a halo of extenua tion about tho milkman and tho fish monger. tho “scissy grinder,” and the memder of old umbrellas; but he that keepeth a peacock within city limits if utterly without excuse. — Toronto Globe. t —Our slioars are sadly In need ol sharpening. The rivet is loose, and when we try to clip an artido they wobble thromjh tho papor like a tur key-gobbler with a sun stroke, and grate with an unoarthly sound. The process of cutting has beconio so dis agreeable that wo havo been puttlug in more original matter of late.— Web ster's Weekly (S. C.). —National Characteristics. — A Scotch and an Irish officer walking through a street of Livorpool chanced to see a very pretty girl behind tho couutcr of one of tho shops. The Irish man at once proposed to go in and purchase something in order to get a better vlow of tho beauty, but the Scotchman characteristically ex claimed: “Na, na; there's uao use waiting siller. Lot’s gang in and ax twa saxponces for a shillin’.”—A£ Y• Witness. —Lord Dudley, one of tho most ab sent-minded of men. was once payiug a morning visit to tho beautiful Lady M-. He sat an unconscionably ! long time, and the lady, af'.cr giving ' him some friondly hints, took up bet work and tried to make conversation. | Lord Dudley broke long fit of silence ( by muttering: "A very pretty woman, ' this Lady M-1 She stays a devilish I long time; I wish sho’d go.” Ho thought Lady M-was paying him a visit in his own house. —Aryonaut. TRAFFIC IN CORPSES. 4 Horrible Tnwla Carried On by the Boat men of the Heine. A horrible kind of trafllc lias Just boon discovered hero by tho river police. It is customary for the boat men of tho Seine to receive fifteen francs for each dead body which they find in the rivor, after they havo given due notice of their discovery at tho Prefecture of Police. This premium is not paid in tho two departments ad joining tho Seine, and the Paris boat men accordingly go down to the rivers and canals in those departments (Siiiie-et-Oiso and Solno-et-Marne), where they receive tho bodies of Irowned pcoplo from local river-bank loafers and tow them up to tho metropolis. This kind of thing tins been going on for somo time, and was only brought to light recently by the police and octroi agents, who examine all boats coming nto Paris. Tho agunts had Just in spected a boat and were going away when they saw two ropes astern of tho craft. Theae they pulled up and found two dead bodies attached to thorn. The boatman then admitted that lie lad paid five francs for oach body at Asnlores to a man who had found them down the river. The boatmen of the Seluo have been frequently taken to task for wrangling with each other over tho bodies of persons who have boon found drowned In the river within the precints of the city* but this Is the first time that such a re markable speculation as that described Ims been recorded of them.—Part Letter. CONTENT IS A CROWN. k Llf* Chang** by th* Finding of • Plata Gold King. A contributor to Good Cheer tolls a truo story of a lady whoso life was uhnnged by tho finding of a ring. Up to tho timo of finding it, sho had boon moody and unhappy, brooding over her poverty, and fast becoming stern mid cold. Filled with gloomy thoughts she wandered ono afternoon down to tho end of a long garden, where, leaning upon tho fonro which divided It from the swampy Holds beyond, she moodily watched the setting sun till it sank away from sight. Tuon, listlessly turning to go home, she glanced at the carcfully-toiided beds which form ed the recreation of her husband’s busy life and enro, and half mechanic ally stepped asldo to uproot an In trusive wood, which, growing in a corner, had escaped notice. Tho roots had takon a deep hold, and a strong pull was required to loosen them. At last tho wood came up In her hands, nnd she threw it over the fence, which was built upon an em bankment, Into a ditch below. As she threw it. It seemed to hor that a glitter as of gold caught her oy e. Sho looked down into tho ditch; hut thero was nothing bright nhout tho wood, not uvon u yellow blossom. Again she turned to go In, but she could not rid herself of the impression that she had seen a gleam of bright ness as she throw away tho wood. And so, after sho had prepared tho tca tablo for her husband, she went out again while the long summer twilight lingered, and climbing over tho gar den fence, picked the obj cot of her thought from tho ditch, for a closer in spection. Thero site found a heavy plain gold ring securely fastened to tho long Hlirous roots, and read in old fashioned but plain cut letters ii|>on tho inside of the ring the do vice: “Con tent is a Crown." Tho ring with it* most appropriate motto, coming thus strangely ami at a time when it* advico was so needed, seemed to tho finder like a message oi reproof from Heaven, and startled her into a perception of the almost morbid state of discontent into which site was fulling. Slio look tho lesson to her heart; and ever wearing tho ring upon her finger, as a reminder of the fault she wishc 1 to cure, slio bccanio olio of tho sweetest women in the world. She took off the ring when slio told me the story, ami lot mo read for tuy •elf tho quaint lettering within it. -But how,” said I. "did the ring get into tho ground for tho roots to grow through? It was like a miracle.” "So it seoiuod to me for years,” said mv friend; "for I spoko to no one oi my message, nor told wliero my rinj; camo from, till I could fool ray fault wii enough • thing of the past, to bo spokon of. Then I told the incident to my husband, and ho explainod tho strangeness of it in this ways Tho Imuso and garden woro uj>oii ground that had been a battle-field in tho revolutionary war, and this ring had probably been upon tho finger of some English officer slain upon the field. In tho many years that had past, tho hand that wore the ring had crumbled into dust, leaving it free for tho root* to clnsp, and bring Its messago when it was so tiooded.” 1 could not easily bolievo that mj friend had ever required it, but so slio said. And, looking at tho ring again, I wished I could hoar tho wholo story, and know why and for whoso sake tliu motto had l*een engraved; but there nro none living who can tcH that his tory now. LAW IN TUCSON. Solomonic Decision* ltcndcrod by a Ton* Utnlu Dispenser of Justice. Tlio old judge looked at him. ••I think I see you before, no?” The culprit admlttod that he had been I hero on several occasions. ••Vel I joost sontonco you to forty lashes. You take twenty of them to morrow and then you ran roleased oil your own recognizance, and you coino back in a week nnd take the oth er twenty.” Tho fellow had twenty lashes and ho hasn’t been scon in Tucson since. Another little example of the judge’s way of doing things was tho case of a man brought up before him for firing off a pistol in the street or something. They had taken $340 from him when ho Whs arrested. ••I Joost lino you $200.” said the judge. • “Why,” said the prisoner, “in San Francisco they would only fine mo $5 or $10.” “You vaa in Tucson, mein friond; $20a” The man was complaining bitterly after be hnd paid the line; "Don’t kick,” said another. “You were lucky. If he’d known you had $340 on you he’d have fined you all ol it” Some follow who waa being tried moved for a change of venue. “You vant a change of venue? What for?” asked the Judgo. “Because this court is prejudiced against me and I won't get a fait trial.” “You say this court is prejudiced ngainst you, and you won’t get a fair trial. You vant a chnngo of venue, mein friend? I joost fine you $300 for contempt of oourt to begin with. Now, we’ll proceed with the trial”— Son Franeuoo CAronic'c._ —After running a lawn-mower for au hour, this morning, lie remarked that if ever ho had said auything de rogatory or unldnd of the snow shovel, ho would most willingly tajie it baok.—Sprinp/icUi Union, FORMAnon or onwnsnw I'll* Effects of • Chan** *f T*Bfmfer* *■ tb* U*^ton of th« Woatfc Tho showers of our summer •fur noons nre duo to a change of temper** turo in tho region of tho cloud* Warm air I- capable of holding more moist* uro in suspension than is col# air. Wlum by any means a layor orcurronl of warm air, which Is saturated with moisture. I# suddenly cooled, a portion of the va|H*r must fall as rain. Cold shrinks tho heatod air as pressure does a wot s|M»ngo, and with precisely the samo result* In mountainous coun tries this cooling down of the warm and damp air is most commonly pro duced by the air being brought into the neighborhood of niounUilii-topa which nre cold. | It is for this reason that In such countries the showers mostly originate among the mountains, and como I through the valleys out upon tho plains. In our Eastern States this pe culiarity of showers is often to beseem It will lie easily understood that tho higher the mountain tho more striking ' will be tho effects produced. If It be • snow-capped jieak in a tropical region a cloud will l»e fornieiksueh as to con ceal the summit all tho time. This ! cloud will be constantly growing on tho side of tho mountain toward which the currents of warm and moist air are sot, for on that side the air is being cooled down, but after it lias boon driven over tho peak, it will waste 1 away as rapidly, for it is then coming I in contact with warmer air again. From such high peak* the clouds rare* | |y break away as a shower. All th* 1 surplus moisture of the air is deposited ! in tin* form of rain or snow upon the peaks over which tho air passes. It is this circumstance *o which might to Iw attributed the abundance of snow upon tho higher portions of tropical mountains. It is snowing , there all tho time. An English trav I eler in Nicaragua. Mr. & P. Oliver, says that during tho dry season of that country, when tho sky Is cloudless for months togolher, a thick cloud covers tho summit of 0'netepo. For the live days that ho campo I within sight of tho mountain, lie did not see tho sum mit uncovered for a singlo moment After pussing tho summit tho coolml currents sank to lower levels, came in contact witli warmer air, and every i trace of clmidliness vanished liko smoke. This explains how it happen* that there arc rainless regions along j the base of high mountain rningos, a* I in r ru, for instance. Tho prevailing winds hcios* the continent are from i tho east, and in passing the Amies their moist uro Is all precipitated as rain or snow’. West of the mountains they nre dry wind*. — Youth's Comjjnrh 1 10)1. -fir — MOUNTED ON CYCLES. 17«« of tho Whool for m Vortoty of XUItarr l*urpom. Mounted infantry suffer In any case under ninny disadvantages a* an effective force; one-third of the num ber must lie left to take caro of tho bones, and the remaining two-thirds are hampered by the necessity :>f keep ing within a certain distance of their animals, while tho horses themselves form a conspicuous mark for the ene mies’ artillery. Compare mounted infantry under those conditions with a similar number of men mounted upon cycles. More inconspicuous, and more silent, tlie cycle soldiers could advance with equal rapidity and ease, and tho machines, stacked in pairs, or thrown down in the grass or under trees or hedges, would bo quite invisible at a very short distance, and, even if seen, much less easily damaged than a similar number of horses, 'lho whole of tho men would then be avail able for the ordinary work of infantry, thus adding one-third to tho effective strength of the detachment. Such Inxlies of cyclo soldiers, drawn from among tho marksmen of our army, would as LioutenanUColonel Savilo recently suggested, possess a (special value In the Held. As scouts the cyclo soldiers would ngain have many points in their favor. When compared with infantry they would be decidedly superior in speed, while, should occa sion arise, the cyclist could drop hie machine In its tracks and act entirely 1 as an Infantryman. When koeplng touch over a wiue strewn oi couuu-j lho extra ]»nco attainable by tho light riding scout would bo ol immense advantage. As com pared with tho cavalry scout the cycle-mounted soldier would pos sc** many Important recommends* lions; he would bo much less consp.cu ous than tho cavalryman, not inform* to him In speed, much more Independ ent of his mount should It bo at any time necessary for him to operate oi foot; while his progress would b« much m<>ro silent, especially atphigh prod*. Behind the fighting Hue the cyclist would be found very useful. Messaeo carrying, as was remarked at a recent discussion on those points, If poor work for a cavalry soldier; valu able horses are wearied, and useful soldiers sent away on duties which could bo at least as effectively rea* dered by the average cyclist, and • properly trained and organised body of cycling messengers would, I f#*U show a much higher avsrago of speed —Longman'a Magnaina. —John Stewart, of Clinch County, Ga., say* he met a panther In tho Oke tlnokco swamp, but saved his life by pretending that lie wns dead, lbs beast w as not hungry, so it covered him over with leaves and left hifo. Stewart did not wait to se« WMthir it would come back.