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The Ohio , VOL. I. NO. 36. IiOq-Atf, O., SATURDAY, MARPIt 5. 1887. rEJWIS, 81.50 PIfill YEAR. k i THE PEOPLES' BANK OP LOOAH.. Cash Capital, $50,000.00. Deposits secured by Individual Liability of over Four Hundred Thousand Dollars. Docs n grnernl bnnklne; business. Foreign Drafts iiiul Htcamshlp Tickets for snle at low est rates. OFFICE, Room No. 5, Opera House. IiAwnr.Kt'R A. Rur.VER, President. OeouokjW. Pum.kn, Vlcu Prcst. Ui:uni:.v D. Cui.VKlt, Cashier. THE FIRST BANK OF LOGAN, OHIO. Offlc-e Hours from 9 a. in. to 3 p. m, Paid in Cash Capital, $00,000, Mm Walker, President. Chan. E. Jloweii, Caahlcr. Dor a gcncrnl banking business receives deposits, discounts paper, nnd buys ami sells Kxclmiijje. llftS. HANK In central room In the James ATTORNEYS. G. W. BREHM. Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public Dolllson Building Logan, O. Collections of Clnlnis, Notes nnd Accounts, MnrlgHKes, Leaserf, Contracts, Deeds, Wills. Mechanic's I. lens, &c, driiwu nnd acknowl edged. 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EACH DAY. t watch tlia nun at niornln?, and It smites with all tho Rladncst Of tho million million happy eyes that nrcct Its Rlorlous births I gazo again nt evening, and It rIvcs back nil tho sadness Of tho million million weary eyes that watch It sink to earth. C, II, Crantlnll In Tho Century. BEGINNING HIS LITERARY CAREER. Boyhood or n Novelist' nnd Essnylst An Ardor Thnt Was Novor Cooled. Gcorgo Parsons Lathrop, tho novelist and essayist, began ills literary career in a manner qulto peculiar. Ho was a inero stripling, and was ntaylng with his mother nnd brother at Dresden, ho to study tho Innguago and literature of Goetho and his brother to study art. Tho two boya wero devotedly attached to their widowed mother, and in fact their affection and admiration for her won such that they would not undcrtako any thing without her approval. Gcorgo had been detected by her at odd times in tho throes of composition, nnd knowing well how inadequately tho muses as a rulo re ward their devotees, so far as hard coin is concerned at least, Mrs. Lathrop felt troubled about tho apparent literary pro clivities of her son. Sho noticed tho thirst for fame growing apaco in George, and decided to seo for, herself at least whether it was worth whilo for him to consume tho midnight oil to this alarm ing extent. Sho went to his room dur ing a temporary absence nnd softly ab stracted a fow of tho rolls of manuscript sho found littering tho desk and drawers. Sho read them and felt puzzled. Tho matter in her judgment wus excellent. Still, tho would not trust a mother's blindness and partiality. So sho consulted Col. John B. Leslie, an American gentleman at that timo re siding in Dresden, telling him to givo her his candid and unbiased opinion as to tho merit of what her son Gcorgo had been "scribbling." Col. Leslie read it. IIo returned it to Mrs. Lathrop a few days later, saying: "Lot him bcribble! IIo'll do!" And Mra. Lathrop no longer attempted to quench the literary spark in her son 'a soul, just then bursting forth. Sho left him to pursuo tha thorny path of literature. With characteristic zeal and persever ance young Lathrop net to work as Eoon aa freed from the restraints of maternal interference. Tho paper fairly shrieked under his merciless and unsparing at tacks. Manuscript copy flow out by tho ream from, under his hand, and at ono fell blow ho deluged tho sanctum of every magadne and a number of the leading literary journals then published hi these United Htales. It would be too much to say that his success as a writer, was immediate or the reception accorded him by tho editorial management over whelming. If anything this reception was perhaps a triflo too frigid. Eut nothing cooled tho. ardor of tho voting literateur. Ho had tho satisfaction, of Boeing ono cr two out of his scoro of firstlings in print within a month, and from that hour on Mr. Lathrop's profes sion was chosen, for good. New York Graphic. The Cold Zone of Dotlor Fires. Apiece of paper pasted on a boiler over tho firebox does not becomo charred. It occupies what Mr. Thomas Fletcher, of "Warrington, England, calls tho "cold zone," or spaco of unaccountablo low temperature on the Eurfsco of metal hav ing v.-ater behind it. Mr. Fletcher dis cards tho ordinary theory that tho phe nomenon is duo to tho rapid absorption of heat by tho water. His experiments thus far liavo convinced him that this cool space, whoso thickness is that of tho thickest paper remaining uncharred, is absolutely impassablo by flame and a high clegreo of radiant heat, oven the ut most power of tho blow pipo berving but to reduce and not annihilato it, and that, as a consequence, only a small part of tho heat is permitted to reach tho water. It has no effect, however, in stonninr tho heat conducted through it by solids, and a wire passing through tho flamo quickly bums tho paper which -the flro had left untouched. These observation. naturally suggested tho uso on boilers of metal studs of sufficient length to como in contact with tho flamo, and on boilers bo constructed it is claimed a wonderful increase in tho steam generated has been obtained. Arkanxaw Traveler. Mulling Verb of Nouns. The tendency of American newspapers to take unwarmntablo liberties with cer tain nouns is ono of tho m'ost unsatis factory features of contemporary jour nalism. To turn a defenseless noun into an pj;grcssivo verb is an act as lawless as it is unpunishable. When a reporter as serts that "John Smith suicided" he makes his meaning clear, but ho shocks tho nerves of thoso conservatives who base their English on dictionary 'prece dent. "Interview" used as a verb is an other outcome of journalistic independ ence. But oven tho two words cited, aro by no means the most striking illustra tions of tho tendency referred to. A western paper says that ono of its sub Bcriliers "Thunksgavo" at home. Shades of Noah Webster, what a word I It is on a par with another provincialism which sometimes shocks tho nerves in such a sentence as tho following: "Jumes X nnd his brother Sundayed in town." The list of these vagabond verba might bo indefinitely extended, but tho abovo will sutllco. It seems to bo a characteristic of our people to tako tho shortest road to tho goal of thoir desires. Tho process of turning nouns into.verbs is ono of tho most effectivo methods of making ono word servo tho purposo of two or thrco. But is elegance to be sacrificed for so petty an object? Exchange. Tho Metropolis Fifty Years Ago,. Young folks smilo when their grand fathers tell of tho hnppy days of mild long syne. But cortaln it i3 that fifty years ago tho pooplo in Now York lived much happier than they do now. They had no artificial wants only two banks rarely gave a note but ono small play house no operas, no ottomans, few sofas or eldoboards, and perhaps not six plnnoa in tho city, Now raoro monoy is paid to servants In some of theso fivo story houbcs for rubbing, scrubbing and polisliing of brasses and furniture for "Wiping, dust ing and breaking of glasses and china tiuui it took to support a decent family, fifty years go, tftiiat Tbarburn, r THE GRANT-HANCOCK TIFF. Origin of tho IMrniigcmcnt Itetween tho Distinguished (lenernli. A well known major general in tho army this evening gavo the truo Btory of tho original quarrel between Grant nnd Hancock. Ho said: "Tho facts, familiar to somo of us, nnd as related by con temporaneous army officers, who, liko myself, met tho Kussell and Dent families and young LicutM. Grant nnd Hancock years ago in St. Louis, briefly stated, nro theso: Tho Russell family, then living in St. Louis, wero rich, becoming m upon profitable army contracts which Miss Russell 'h father had obtained from tho United States government during nnd after tho Mexican war. Tho Dent family, then residing in tho suburbs of St. Louis, was poor. Tho Russell family 'enter tained' splendidly. Tho Dent family did not minglo in tho 'society' of that city, but lived humbly and frugally. Tho young lieutenants nnd captains of our regular army, who coveted riches and wero. fond of elegant society, visited tho Russolls, admired and some courted tho rich und accomplished Miss Russell. "The gay young officers who coveted riches did not fcoIc Miss Dent, and there fore, it was said, sho beeamo just a littlo bit envious of tho much sought young lady. A 'superb' young officer won nnd carried oft tho 'rich prize. ' Lieut. Win llold Scott Hancock manned Miss Rus sell.' A poor, and not then very pre possessing young officer found favor in tho eyes and won tho heart of tho more humblo young lady. Lieut. Ulysses H. Grant married Miss Dent. Though for many years increauer tno nonies or tnoso two families were separated by hundreds of miles, yet tho members wero not lost sight of each to tho other. Hancock be came personally popular with tho peoplo of his homo in Pennsylvania, and ad vanced creditably in tho military service; whilo Grant, not thus favored by fortune, got out of the army and struggled in poverty. "Now," added tho major general, with emphasis, "there in that protracted con trast of positions was planted the seed, long dormant, from which sprung tho Grant-Hancock quarrel envy. Imme diately upon tho close of tho war of tho rebellion Hancock was placed in military charge of tho District of Columbia, with quarters in Washington. The quarter master in charge of tho district, whoso official duty it was to provide Hancock with quarters for Iu'b family residence, rented a choico dwelling house in Wash ington for that purpose, and Gen. and Mrs. Hancock moved into it. There they wero residing when alonrr came from Virginia Gen. Grant and his family. Grant outranked Hancock ns military commander. According to military rulo tho superior officer in rank has tho abso lute choico of quarters, and can, if ho will, tako possession of those already oc cupied by his ulterior. "Mrs. Grant, looking around for a residence for her familyvcamoupon tlio houso in which Mrs. Hancock was living. Mrs. Grant told her husband of this dis covery and expressed hcrdesiro to occupy that house. Gen. Grant to informed tho quartermaster, nnd the latter, as was his official duty, accordingly made known to Gen. Hancock that his family must va cate tho premises. Hancock wrote n letter to Grant deprecating that action, remarking, among other things, that there wero numerous dwelling houses i:i Washington equally and 6omo more dcar ahlo to bo had for (ho asking. Grant re plied in tcrma which Hancock regarded as discourteous, and hi somo sentences decidedly offensive. Tho Hancocks im mediately vacated the coveted houso nnd tho Grants moved into it. "Somo time thereafter, on Fifteenth street, in front of tho treasury depart ment building, Grant and Hancock met. Tho former, as he afterword stated, was prepared to salute tho latter nnd indicated his purpose. Gen. Hancock observed Gen. Grant, but in a marked manner re fused to speak and passed on. This oc currence becoming publicly known somo days thereafter Gen. Sherman voluntarily interposed aa mediator. A written cor respondence between Sherman and Han cock followed, but no reconciliation over took place between Grant and Hancock, though Grant frequently expressed his re gret at the estrangement. Timo removed tho nscerbity of Hancock's resentment, and he, ns wo know, was ono of tho most conspicuous among tho distinguished men who attended tho funeral of Gen. Grant." Washington Cor. New York World. A Smuggler's Slirowd Trick. "Please to hold my baby while my husband helps mo to open my trunks; ho will bo quite good if you will shake his rattlo," said a lady passenger to tho offi cer who was waiting to look ovcrhor traveling gear. And that officer good humoredly did as ho was requested, shak-. ing tho rattlo to tho great delight of tho littlo ono. That rattlo in question which, fastened to a ribbon, was tied to tho child's waist, was filled with gems of great valuo, a niodo of smuggling that at tho timo was too simple for detection. Chambers' Journal. IIo I.ovod IIU Dog. A certain little fellow was asked tho other day why ho so loved a great New foundland dog, and th littlo fellow an swered very promptly: ''Becauso Hero is tho best Christian I knaw, .Ho's nover mean." This Imy had tho oamo feeling about his four footed friend as had that reverend preacher in Milten who used to pray for "man and tho mora worthy beast." Boston Post. netting Itcndy for War. The British Red Cross society awaken to a sudden realization of the fact that sick and wounded will soon bo plentiful. An appeal has been iwuicd urgently re questing additional contributions from subscribers. Purchases of lint, medicine, and surgical cutlery nro being mado onnn oxtenslvo 6calo, and skillful users of sur gical instruments are being added to tho 6taff, Chicago Tribuno. Celestial l'liotogrnpliy, Celestial photography is advancing with astonishing strides. Photographs of tho heavens nro now taken thnt show stars and strungo nebulous objects which no telescopo has ever revealed to tho human eye New York Sun, An Illinois citizen became enthusiastic upon first seeing tho Atlantlo oean. "Why," ho said, "it's immense grnndl What a prairlo it would make if it would only keep etilll" Harper's Bazar, HOW TO AVOID WRINKLES. Something Under Than Cimnctlcs for tho Face Facial CnlUthenlcs. "How young sho looks!" "How docs sho mnnago to conceal tho marks of age?" Who hns not heard theso phrases flitting about tho auditorium of a theatre when porno long popular uctress is on tho boards? Tho questioners nro not always Indies, but us n rulo tho ladies nro most vitally interested in tho problem suggest ed. How can ono prevent ngu from showing itself In tho face, nnd what ia tho secret of tho actress' long enduring youth? As to tho latter, it is hardly worth whilo to pay much attention to it, I think, for tho nrt of making up for tho stage is quito a different matter from that of making up for tho drawing room. In tho ono case tho artist can uiako uso of broad, suggestive touches; in tho other everything must bear nn elaborate finijh. So thero ore two styles of paint ing in vogue in facial development as well as in pictorial urt. But I know something much better than painting for preserving a youthful appearance to tho face. It is very sim ple, and was suggested by tho massage treatment for removing superfluous llesh. In this case tho object is in a measure to restore wasted flesh, or rather to prevent waste. Wrinkles, tho surest mark of ad vancing age, and tho hardest to eradicato or conceal, aro duo to tho gradual wear ing away of llesh underneath the cuticle. Why docs it wear aw.--,y? Becauso tho facial muscles have cither too littlo or tho wrong kind of exercise. It will bo ob served that wrinkles usually tako a down ward courbo. This is duo to tho wrong land of exercise. What exercise? Why, tha washing and wiping of tho face, to bo sure. Not that I 1111 going to advo cate the discontinuance, of this salutary and wholesome exercise; I Bimply sug gest a change in tho method. Instead of nibbing the face down in washing and wiping always nib upwards, This will havo the effect of counteracting tho in fluence of tho flesh to depart from under tho cuticle and will keep tho face free from wrinkles. It i3 rather an awkward habit to ncquiro nt first, butpersovcranco will make it second nature, nnd tho re sult is worth many pains. This exercise is designed particularly for the benefit of tho eye.s and tho upper portion of tho cheeks. For tho lower and middle portion, wlicro hollownera fa often noted rather than wrinkles, but sometimes both, thero i.s another plan. Tho facial muscles nro subjected to very slight activity in tho ordinary exertions of eating and talking. To fill tho cheola out plump nnd round it is necejsary to develop the muscles there. These muscles aro very slight tit tho best, and any special effort well directed will increase them in capacity and size. An oxcellent exercise lor this purposo is this: Tako a piece of soft leather, kid or cliamois skin will do, nnd put tho end of it between tho teeth; then chew gently upon it-for several minutes, taking" care not to raise tho teeth from tho leather. If the teeth are raised it will bring into play only tho ordinary muscles of masti cation, whereas the purposo ia to develop those that aro seldom used. Ono who trios this method will find tho cheek going through a queer action that Ls any thing but graceful and pretty; neverthe less, it is immensely effectivo, und will restore to ita youtlif ul plumpness oven tho most hollow cheeks of tho decropid tox ugenarlau. Those in middle life or thoso who nro just beginning to feel tho ap proach of ago will find this plan especially favorable Ita beauty does not recom mend it, but it3 timplicity does. It occurs, to mo to inquire why talking should not bo effectivo in keeping tho facial miclcs fully developed. There nro women who talk incessantly, and it might seem that uninterrupted activity of tho mouth in conversation would bo enough to effect nil the enlarrdnc of musclvs dcsirablo to attain a youthful appearance. So it would, if talking oxercised tho right muscles. It will bo observed thnt tho moit talkativo women havo tho mast hollow cheeks, so thero is no encouragement hi this for cultivating conversational powers. Tho reason why excessive talking brings with it a pro mature decay of facial beauty is that talking exercises almoat exclusively the orbicularis oris, tho mucclo that serves as a mouth opener. Tho tongue and throat muscles aro brought into play, of course, but they aro not to bo considered in dis missing what may havo an effect upon tho external face. When tho orbicularis ori3, therefore, is exercised to the ex clusion of the more distant portions of tho cheeks, it will bo dovcloped abnor mally in strength; and when advancing ago brings about tho dejay of tho tender cheeks, the sinewy orbicularis oris re mains in its full vigor and size, and tho cheeks appear correspondingly so much the more hollow and wasted. There is no danger to any one who indulges moderately in conversation, but if any ono has any fear3 on tho matter they may bo set at rest by a timely practico with tho strip of leather. And don't forget to rub up when you wash' and wipe. Globo-Democrnt. Whero Tlioy Uso Stilts. It is in tho largo plains, called "Lian dees," in southwest Franco, that tho neo plo uso stilts as a matter of courso. Thejo ' plains aro generally flooded, though not to a sufficient depth to enablo peoplo to gee noouc m uoats. tho stilts nro liclu in the hand liko those wo nro accustomed to see, but aro firmly strapped to tho side of tho leg. The person wearing them carries n long polo to balance himself nnd aid him in walking. Tho polo has usually a cross pieco at ono end, so that by put ting it at a slant on tho ground behind him tlio person on stilts can sit down on it and rest. It is a common occurrence in that country to seo men and women slttinsr and knlttincr in this exalted no- ' sition, whilo tho sheep they aro tending wanuer uuout tlio plain, 'iiiep wear their stilts nil dny long, putting them on when they go out in tlio morning and taking them off only when tlioy return home at night. Philadelphia Call, To Alisorb Vibrations. To absorb tho vibrations from tho blow of a hammer when tho Bound from a work bench ia felt in uvery part of tho building, sot each of tho legs of tho bench In a box of dry sand and allow tho undu lation, from this disturbing element to churn quarts for n whilo, which will not leavo vibrating onergy enough to pass bo yond tho floor of U10 work bench, Boa ten Budget. A FAMOUS $120,000 RAPHAEL A Htory Concerning the I'rerlous Little I'nnel, "Tho Tl.rco Urncus." Tho Duo d'Aumnlo has tho tmo col lector's lovo for his treasures, nnd, If there is anything that can nt nil console him In that exllo to which ho has been stupidly condemned, it, iifilio company of his pel pictures und his favorite lwoks, A day of two ntro tho well-known I.011- Yion specialist In autographs, M. Thibatt- ticau, raniu to gossip with mo for half an hour on his way through Paris in quest of now treasures. Now, it was Thibatt dean who sold tho Duo d'Aumnlo his famous 01 20,000 Raphael, that precious little panel, just about four inches square, on which tho master of Urbino has painted thrco women supposed to represent tho "Thro-j Giaces." Naturally, wo had somo tal.'c about Chantilly and nbout this famous painting. After tho death of its last owner, tho Rev. Fuller Russell. M. Thlbaudeau, who had won tho confidence of tho Duo d'Aumalo in important transactions con cerning autographs of tho Condo family, wan charged with the purchaso of tho picture, and, having concluded tho affair, ho arrived one morning nt Chan tilly with the Raphael under his arm. IIo was shown into a room. In a few minutes the Due d'Aumnlo came hobbling in, his gout troubling him a littlo that morning, and seeing tho Raphael he ex claimed in joyful banter: "Ah! You have brought mo another picture, havo you? I seo you aro determined to niln me." Then, after admiring tho picture and examining it minutely, tho duke laid it on tho table. "Eh bien! Alions de jeuner! Let us go to breakfast, " ho said, and to breakfast they went. But tho dtiko could not forget the Raphael, nnd after the first counio lie ordered the pict ure to bo brought in and placed on a chair, where hit could seo it while ho was eating. The picture was under glnsu in n lock frame of which the key was lost. "What a nuisance! If wo could only tee it without thpgkuiflt" Thlbaudeau asked, for a chisel. "No! No! You will spoil it." However, Thlbaudeau persisted, removed the back of tho frame, and took 'out the panel. V lie gl.isj wan coated with English soot, nnd the precious panel likewise. Then, talcing some soft bread crumbs, Thibau doau rublied tho panel gently and gradu ally removed all the dirt, nnd the Raphael nppcarcd in all its pristino brilliancy. The panel is now a solid silver frantc, and tho Due d'.Yumale is preparing n monograph on tho work, to which he thinks tho title of "Tho Three Graces!" in wrongly given. Tho subject is indeed rather curious; it represents three women btanding in a group lace to face. The woman hi tho centre fa entirely nude, and 'has her back turned to the public: the woman on tho left has a band of drapery around her loins; Jho woman on tho right is entirely nudo and younger than tho other two. Each of tho threo holds in ono. hand "nn apple, like tho victorious goddess in tho "Judgment of Paris." Tho Due d'Aumalo has a theory that this group is an allegory of tha three periods of feminine lxjauty, and repre sents tho marriageable virgin, tho young mother and the mature matron, In sup liort of this theory tho duke has dis covered much interesting matter in Italian literature of tho Renaissanco period. Paris Cor. New York Suu. Unfore the Ilavuna Cattiedrul. One short block from tho Plaza di Armas finds us within tho largo open iqnare in front of the grand cathedral of Hnvana. In all tho streets through whx'n wo had heretofore passed tho side walks wore so narrow that two peoplo could not walk nbrcast, but here, before tho church, they were very wide and completely thronged with devoteeu seek ing their shrine to worship. Wo paused to view the sceno nnd the faces of the pns.iera-by; old and young, rich nnd poor, all mingled in ono company; carriage niter carriage rolled up to the broad stone steps and deposited its freight; Iadic3 richly dressed in the witching Spanish costume, short skirts, scarce long enough to conceal tho arched instep nnd well rounded ankle, tho long, sweeping veil of black lace, which forms the onlv head covering worn by ladies of quality, and tho fan, the inseparable fan. S!ioe3 and stockings would be dispensed with boforo the fan. All were hurrying through tho open iiortals of this templo of worship. Havana Cor. Boston Courier. Why Inventors aro Poor. There aro thousands of inventora poor to-day, not becauso they had poor pa tents, but becauso thoydid not know how to protect them. Tho protection of patents ij an art that is not known to every lawyer not to every so-called patent lawyer. It u an easy tiling to get a patent for a man, but it is another thing to savo tho inventor's rights und property when theso are infringed, ns is nearly always tho caso with a first class invention. Investigating such a cabo, the lawyer has to lecato tho infringers and ascertain tho extent of their proito out of their infringements; then tho pe culiar laws of tho territory or state or do minion in which tho infringer resides must 1)0 applied, nnd altogether tho best patent lav.xr must not only understand tho law, but ho must bo a mechanical genius, anil liavo tho instinct nnd per tenacity of a detective. Cor. Globe Democrat. Tests for Ituttcrlno. There is no way of telling good butter ine, costing nt wholesale eighteen cents n pound, from the bad butter at twenty eight cents a pound, unless tho micro scope is used. In cheap grades of oleo it is sufficient to put a littlo on tho stovo, when tho smell of burning tallow will bo como evident, but good butterino doe.i not betray itself. Tho test most In usn by market experts ia to placo a bit of fitio dairy butter in tho palm of ono hand along with 11 pieco of tlio suspected arti cle; if it is not real butter it will not be gin to melt until half n minute after tlio leal butter. Brooklyn Eagle. ' Used liiKtcud or Whalebone, "1-Vathcrboue," an article prepared from tlio quills of geeso und turkeys, ia largely taking tho placo of wholehono in the iimuufacturii of whips, etc., for which wluiluhono wus formerly used ex clusively, Tlio average catch of lobsters on the Muhin cmtt has been 10,000,000 yearly for thirty years. LIFE IN WILD SIDERIA. How Tcople Kxlst In Onu of tho Cold.lt Countries In tho World. "In each cabin is tho largo fireplace, which Is used for both heating and cook ing," said Lieut. W. II. Seheutze, who has ti aveled hi not t Invest Siberia. "Thero is seldom moro than ono room in theso cabins, and usually the owner's cattle, if ho has any, occuty ono end of tho room in which he lives, being tied or prevented from tramping on tho babies by n bar. Tho hoiLsett ore commonly very comforta ble, but nro awfully dirty, and smell thero is no word to debcrlha it. Often, until I got U'-ed to it, I would rather lay down in tho snow outside, with tho ther mometer CO degs. below zero, than sleep in one of these huts. But you've no idea what a man can stand when ho has to." "Havo they windows in their houses?" "Yes; lee windows. They uso ico aa we use glass. A clear pieco Is selected about five or six inches thick, mortised In the window opening in blocks two feet nnd sometimes ns largo as four feet square, nnd with water is mndo solid. Tae v.-ater is as good ns putty. When tho window becomes dirty they scrape it off with a 1 1'i.o, imd when it lias been scrap"d t:,in they sui.slitulo a new pane. "IVuwn't t'10 whvlow ever melt?" "Me s yo 1. no; it ii f: a-My; cold that f-'r from th" (!:.". If the room ever got w.-.vti enough to meit the ice the Yakut couldn't live in it, and would have to go outdoor,! to cool off. At night the lire is allowed to go out, as they havo to econo mize in fuel. All they have in driftwood, gathered 0:1 tho banks of the Lena river in tho summer time." "How do they bleep? Do they undress when they go to bed?" "Always. They strip to their shirta, which arc made of a thick sort of Rus sian cloth, as heavy as our canvas. Hie men and women wear the same kind cf garments, and never have more than ono at a time. I took up a lot of thick flan nel for them, enough to last the rest o1 their lives, und it will be a great dc . more comfortable than the native ttufi, although they don't like it at first. When they undress they gel into bunks built ij tho sido of the house, bometimes u man, his wife, and nil his children in the same bun!:. They havo reindeer hkitis under and over them, and curtains of tho came hanging beforo tho bunks." "Do they ever bathe?" "Never ia their lives. T'jey haven't any word for bathing in their 'language, nnd tho impossibility of keeping clean is ono of thy grcr.ua hardships of Arctic life." "What do they eat?" "Reindeer meet, bccf--they liavo cow?, queer looking animals about half na large as ours, with 11 hummock on their baclcn like a camel fish, biead made of black ryo flour, tea. nnd tin imported food made 'f chopped beef roiled into balls about tho sL-o of a marl.lo and covered with a dough. Theso they pound up and ma to into 11 soup. Then thero i.s a wood that is very nutritious when it i.i ground up and boiled. Mixed with reindeer meat it makes n good soup. They often eat their lish raw. Of course, they freeze tolid as soon aa they nro taken out of the water, and tho native,- particularly if ho is on the road, cuts them off in shavings aa thin ns our cnoppcti uect, nnit eats tlicm raw. They nro palatable, and I have lived for days at a timo en them, with a cup of coffee, mado over tin alcohol lamp, by way of variety. Tho greatest luxury they havo is butter, and they will eat it by tlio pourrtl as our peoplo cat confectionery. A poor soil of butter i 1 made from the milk of a native cow, that looks and tastes more liko cheese, nnd they prizo it above an oiner classes ct loon. "Tho amount of butter a native will eat when ho can get it," continued Lieut. Seheutze, "is astonishing. A friend of mine in Siberia told mo of a man who ato thirty-six pounds in one day, nnd then didn't get all ho wanted. Tlioy havo a way of pounding up a red berry and mix ing it with butter, whirh gives it a beau tiful pink tint and improves tlio flavor. Their drink is tho Russian vodka, almost pure alcohol, and they will trado thoir sliirts for it. Tho liquor is scarce but ex pensive, so they are necessarily a temper ate people." Cincinnati Sun. Upper Ilurmair's l!nby Mlues. These mines nro situated seventy miles from Mandalay. Within a valley nbout 100 miles square and surrounded by nine mouutains lio tho gems, nnd it is upon 01:0 of tho mountains that tho British column, under Gun. Stewart, i.s now en camped. The mines have hitherto only yielded from 10,000 to '15,000 n year, but it is believed that English engineers could leap n belter harvest. The sap phires sometimes range from nine to thirteen carats, and nro usually perfect. Thcebaw claimed a right of selection among all the larger htouoj, but tho mer chant:! took good caro that ho seldom ob tained tlio bebt. It was rare that ho got a ruby above u quarter of n caiat in weight, nnd when ho did tho stono was' generally flawed. Tho mines will now bo worked under tho Liipcrvision cf the Indian government, nnd it is to bo hoped that they, aa well as Burmah itself, will prove remunerative. Sun Francisco Chronicle. Typical UmrIUIi Toadyism. Meanwhile, could anything bo moro nauseous than the abject'ndul.ition of the Prince nn I Princess of Wales in which that asinine jobber, Lord Hulsburv. in dulged ul Sion college last week? " This groveling individual vowed that "there wero no words of his which would ade quately express the gratitude and offec tion of tho company" for their royal highnesses, nnd then he went on driveling about tho Impossibility of finding Ian guago "adequately to describe the grati tude which filled tho hearts of those present." Thero is something utterly contemptible nnd disgusting in such an eilloresccnco of servility. Lord Halbbury evidently has n robust appetito for toads. London Truth, A tloynl Gourmand, Tho empercr of China mubt be a gour mand, if a correspondent of Les Dcbats Is to bo believed. According to that writer, tho "son of heaven" insists on having beam' paws, antelopes' tails, ducks' tongues, torpedo eels' eggs, camels' hump, monkeys' lips, carps' tails und inauow boaea served on Ids table overy day in tho yea Cliicngi T.nics, Chrl.llniilty I'rnteeted III China. Tlio Chinese government has Issued In structions to the local govenioiii. In pur suance of which I heo official;) havo put forth proclamations warning tlio jieoplo ngahi';t tho persecution of niisduuirica and Chrislians. "Know nil men," says the governor of Che-Klaug, "that the solo object of ,ea tabllshing chapels is to exhort men to do right; thoso who cmbrnco Christianity do not cease to bo Chinese, nnd both rides should therefore continue to live In peace nnd not lot mutual jealousies bo tho cause of strife between them." Likewise Kting, tho governor of th provinco in which Shanghni in situated, after explaining that under tho treaties missionaries have tho right to hold land nnd houses on lease, nnd to travel about nnd preach, "their sole aim being tlio in culcation of tho practice of virtue, nid having no design of interfering with tho buslmt3 of tho people," goes on to nav; "Such of thoMibjccta of China ns wish to become converts may lawfully do so, and as long as they nbstnin from evil doing there ia no law prescribing inquisi tion into or prohibition of their notion." For tho def ruction of chapels and houses, in disturbances increased "by local vaga bonds and laid characters,"" summary vengeance will bo tal:e:i. "Roar in mind." adds the governor, "that when missionaries live in tho midst of your vil lages you and tlipy aro mutually in tho rel.itiouhip of boat r.tul guest. Under ordinary circumstances it is your fore most duty to act toward them with eourto.ty ml forbearance. Should any inisundei-teni'ing arise. let each submit liij si le to the local authorities, and 011110 account give rein to ill considered resent ment r.ml fall, owing to th impulse of a moment, into the net of tlo law." Loa. do:i T.sl.!:t. Celt. V. T. Hiii-riniiii's Heard. At the recent dinner of tho territorial California pioneer.) at Martinc'lb's in New orlt, f.rn. W. T. !.:iip;-mnn told stories about his experiences 1:1 California when he was a lieutenant in tho artillery serv ice. "In tl'.os-e dayn," hoKiid, "no sol dier could wear a mustache. Then tho Mexican war started and tho officers lie gan to let their side whiskers creep down their faces, but they dare not let them go a hair beyond 11 straight Hue drawn from the bottom of the ear to tho upper lip. I ivmcm'ier Kearny, tho best, soldier under whom I ever served, ono day- wanted mo to send rome provisions to a party cf dra goons. I had let my beard grow. 'And, lieutenant,' said Kearny, t:u Im walked with me toward the door. 'I have a lino pair of razors which you may. havo after ( 'apt. fso-nnd-fiogets through with them.' Thank you. general,' raid I. 'but I havo a very nice pair of razors myself.' Then I shaved my whiskers tin to n straight lino from lip to ear. That was the lost time I ever shaved. "Bo3ton Transcript. rresldont Harrison's Popularity. Gen. Harrison, during hia month's so journ at the White House, mado himself ' very popular. He arose every morning with the Min.look a long walk often re turning through the market. On ono of these occa-jona ho purchased a wv milch cow from a neighboring farmer und re quested him to drive it to tho president's house. Tho general was there to attend to tlio animal, and invited' tho farmer in to tako hoiiid rofrobhnient,, procured a bowl of hot coffee ham and eggs, and contin ued conversation with him about farming. The farmer, having finished his break fact, remarked to the general: "You havo bought my cow and given mo $2 more than I asked, and a good breakfast be sides; but if it wouldn't be too much trouble, I would liko to liavo a look of tho president beforo I go." "I nm the presi dent," replied tlio general. Tho farmer at first looked incredulous, having taken 'lis hospitable friend for tho steward; but ionviuced of Ins mistake, with much frankness observed: "Well, general, I voted against you at tho election, but I didn't know you then." Ben: Perloy Poore. Timidity of the Cobra. In spite of its venomous character, tho cobra is naturally 0110 of tho most timid and harmless of creatu-.j, rarely, if over, making an unprovoked attack. It is only under the nenso of fear, or when irritated, that it strikes, and, like most of tho ferpent tribe, it is happy to beat a retreat when in tho presence, of man, and unless followed and speedily, cor nered, disappears in somo liiding placo without evincing, bcyo-d a threatening hiss, any desire to beco .10 s.n aggressor. It is its really doeilo and gentle dis position, coupletl, perhaps, with tbo ab horrence und awoiin which ith held by the vulgar, that' causes the cobra to bo the favorite of oriental jugglers. Its striking appearance and deadly nature i.s 10 universally understood, "that tmv :nlling with it nppenrs to tho uninitiated J 0 more wonderful. Dr. G. A. Stock well in Youth's'Componion. l'oksllillltlci. In Neglected Flays. In nothing the straits that theatrical managers nro in to get plays which nro at once dramatic, romantic and spectacular. und hearing about tho high prices that are paid for such pieces, I havo wondered why in tho world thuy havo not brought out Shakespeare's "tempest" and "An tony and Cleopatra." The spectacular possibilities in each cf these plnyu aro tre mei'.doiu, nor r.ro tho mechanical dim- cullies insuperable. Ballets, transforma tion scei.es, color, glitter, gorgeousness of every tort they contain without limit. The comic element i.t strong, especially in tho "Tempest," nnd both ore intensely dramatic. It icenm to me that thero is a mint of money in those two plays for tho manager who has skill and gooil general ship enough to put them through. Bos ton Post. leelniifl's Woodland. Whilo tho bogwood of Iceland proves tho former extensive growths of largo trees, tho present forests consist chiefly of dwarfed birches, nnd trees fifteen or twenty feet in height ore said to bo rare. Tho decrease of woodland is not n result of climatic change or volcanic outburst, but has been brought about by llio Improvi dent destruction of trees by tho Inhab itants themselves. Arkansa'w Traveler, Hound ns n Ilollur, If a man were in inch a physical con dition that ft doctor could feel justified In filing him that ho was about 1,1 iiercent. from till richt. ho would still have the iatbfoctlon of deenring himself us souiul ns u tiude dollar.