OCR Interpretation

The Banner-Democrat. (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, September 03, 1892, Image 1

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064237/1892-09-03/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

(h ml mi m mm im m ml m mII m mmm mm m m m m m m m m m m m m mm lmm • mi m m m m• m m mm mm ,m m m m mlm m m e m m• m m m m mm m l mm m m m m m m
I pleas Ued e for me to livT
By hubsed love made sweet.
A home pleased; in everr room
Went little chbldre's feet.
The lore I took for an my lif,
With sorrow made me smart;
le'er came uto my lovig ars,
The eiladre of my heart
God pased a inte for me to live,
From selfsh hopes bereft;
Bet wek sad duty, angels strong.
To guar me right sad let.
And duty's read He made more sweet,
Thea earthly love could be,
- Instead of husbad's children's low,
Slls wil He gave to me
And l thiis ille God planed for me,
Prm grief I weRll apart;
Foer ta blessed, holy will,
I've found love's perfeet beart
-'UMlle . BDarr, n N. T. Iadepeadet.
T BEY were ebil
S drea of the gut
ter - two little
waifs that drift
ed about like straws on the black and
turbid tide of lif that rolls through
the dark streete of a great city. Some
undercarrent had drifted the two bits
of human flotsam and jetsam together,
and that was all the wisest could have
told you of Tom and Dick.
Not that anyone would have a
sidered it worth while to tell you ana
thing ht all about them. The policee
are the.oaly people upposed to be in
terested in children that sleep in dark
doorways or empty- sugar casks sad
their interest s so purely proLessioal
it is only aroused when there is a neem
sity of earrying the little vagrats up
before the police court harged with
petty lareeny.
Bat there was no morbid self-pity
about them. Some lueky ehase-s
b rse held in the street, or a hal-f4t
ma throwing coirns from a lab al
cony to sea the gaaie fight sad
seramble for them-gave the lad, the
money to start in life as newsboys,
a end thereafter they were as ide
pendent as lords and gave themselves
airs among their fellows. They hired
sa attic and sadoned doorways anad
empty barrels as sleeping places for
ever; but the very orown and joy of
life they found It going to the theater,
where they spent the money that
sbould have bought them elothes and
food, and where, from the peast ga1
1ar7, they criticied play and sotors
with absolute freedom.
arly and late Dick's shrill ttle
votee could be heard ealmlg: "He-ys
y mnorani' paper-Her-ul-Noo-
etiral' as he swung himself on the
platform of the incoming trains aad
took hair-breadth chances of eosing
the street before heavily-ladm drays
These were dsgressions that made Itfe
worth living-the serious business was
selling a certain number of papers each
day and settling asecounts with the
lerk in the newspaper ofce, and
above all looking after Tom-for Tom
was weak and timid, sad leaned heavi
ly upon his stronger friend. There was
something sweet, sad tender, sad fIe
in Diek's nature-the something that
Made him him the villain, and applaud
with all bhis might when virtue tri
umphed over vie in the lurid plays ie
loved-and this dependence of Tom's
ealled out all that was best in him.
He was never too weary to go out of
his way for Tom and almost as well as
golag to the theater he iked the l a
nights when they eowered over their
attle fire and diseuassed the sabjeets of
their Ittle world with tbh hard philos
ely ofti street sad a cynleism of
wbhi the were totally uawaer. Os
he sch oedasion as this, when t~ s
pars ad been fall of
hedlle shabout som me a w h e oa
evehod's lips, Dick asL i d:
, '"T whet is hero?"
And Tom answered, from the dpth
Y fhIs own observatlo: "Oh, a hlse's
1'e-abody who does somethin' fe, am'
.has hie paeers ig ltteeb r
home Isbead amees
erkeup in a her
horsSa 8ee I duno
be but guam he's iHkeJo
L iLn d play; you knaw bow he rem
ues is e dat a as g eu dome ad i
S Dat's what a e " li me. I tellyar
it's grate, an' what I asys gee.
dare's plenty CI heroes at th Ibety-
ido woods is fall of 'em"
"I know," interrupted Disk, "but I'd
just like to se amn eaoL"
.'Well." rpihd his eempalkm, sem
t~alyo t ye dom't ee wbsht yr ww
satfor t. Ter better adverthte in i
rsle, bint somehow ths s minens
naeasofitii no t arlbe the lad. De
grat power w ca theU press yetL
tis was sapeod and melded ip t
o f ape n am ant L1ight jum
ega te Wo- d went tso preas, ag
a hittla fi u sts ood before tbelerk
Ste ntingcrom adhndd handed h -a
srepg pi per ans which wasprt
with inahuit eer
,l"WaD-J·H o. AgLYA!U. hae
ALtar. DIe."
?heelevrkaemfs4 an he red. bsths
had fwr Dick with peis arhst
la were worig in the lahaa
so h mased it*"p1" saient the
qeer advertisement upn ta he P
S atam Ist Ias it was writ
s .or min sham drps whoa we
or i ptervano e the newspaper
hmmu hae s eeing onulus in t
a new heaven and a new earth. Be
could not sleep for it, and when his
papers were passed over the counter in
the gray dawn of the next morning, be
could scarcely open one, his hands
trembltd so; but there it was, and he
gloated over it all day as his shrill,
childish treble called out: "He-ays yer
papers! Noos, Her-rul, Wur-rul!" He
wondered who would see it, who would
answer it. He never doubted its ulti
mate success in bringing him into close
personal relationship with his hero.
That night he and Tom read and re
read their advertisement with linger
ing delight, talking of the hero who
would come, and they pictured him like
the heroes of their favorite melodramas,
as Monte Cristo, crying: "The world is
miner" from a sea of ice; and Davy
Crockett barring the door with his good
right arm. But no one came in answer 4
to their advertisement They were
surprised and a little disappointed, but
comforted themselves with the thought
that heroes must have many calls upon
their time and waited on in patient
One day, while they were still expect
ing him-it had been a dreary, rainy 4
day, and was growing quite dark- -
Dick was making his way homeward
crying the last of his papers. But no
one seemed disposed to buy, so he left
the main thoroughfare and plunged J
down the dark alley that led to the
squalid quarter where he lived.
He was walking along absently
enough, thinking of his hero so eagerly 1
desired and so slow to come, when he
was startled into conseiousness by the
quick shriek of an engine calling, I
warning some one out of its relentless
way, and there, at the crossing, was an 1
old woman, bent and feeble, picking
her way along, utterly unconscious of I
danger, while coming nearer, nearer,
nearer, borne on by its own momen- 1
tam, implacable as fate, was a heavily
laden freight train. In vain the en
gine shrieked its warning, in vain her
poor dog pulled at her. skirts. She
neither felt nor heard, but kent on her
slow way, muttering to herself.
'Nearer and nearer comes the iron
monster. A moment more and the en
gineer turns away his head with a
curse that is half a prayer that be may
not see the sickening sight when the
bent old body is caught under the
-wheels. But in that second Dick has
made a great plunge forward and
dragged the poor creature off the track.
But he slipped as he made the leap.
and when the train had passed on the
shinining steel rails were wet with blood,
and one foot lay upon the track a
crushed and shapeless mass.
It was almost of no importance in
the great world. Dick himself would
have been the first to tell you there
was nothing heroic in the deed-no roll
of drum or waving of banners, nobody
to see it done. A street gamin had
I risked his life to save an old woman
searcely worth the saving. That was
alL Even the World, that had printed
his advertisement Jar a hero, dismissed
the aftai- with two lines: "A newsboy
was run over by an incoming freight at
the corner of Sixteenth and Walnut,
and lost a foot He was taken to the
SCharity hospital, where his wounds
were dressed."
They took Dick to the hospital and
Scuat away the mangled limb, and when
it was all over he lay very still, staring
at the white walls and trying to realise
what life would be to a cripple. Oh,
God! that long, awful hour when we
first stand face to face with loss, and
in all the wide world haver no kinship
save with sorrowt By and by there
was a stir by the bedaide, and an ate
, tendant whispered: "But he begRs sa
pitifully to see the newsboy who was
a brought here to-naight" And the our
geom, who had heard something of the
* boy's heroism, and noted the dumb
,misery in his face and rightly guessed
its meaning, said: "Bring him in for a
few minntes," and Tom was conducted
They had not many words, these two
Slittle street gamins, in whichtoexpress
their joy or sorrow, and so Tom knelt
d in sileace by the cot, his hard, keen
little face working, and Dek choked
beck a sob and said: 'Tom, I'1l never
Swalk aglia."
After a bit Tom drew a eranmpled pa
per aut of the breast of his jacket and
msoftly laid itbemide DiMck. It was thet
S"I thought it might comfort ye," he
isa mid simply; and Diek saswered, wist
i lfly: -"Do you reckon he could ,ai
That night Dick alept with the pape!
elasped eloem in his hand, but he never
kdreased he had answered his own ad
vertement.-E. . OGtilmer, in Frank
4 Lese's Weekly.
S-The Old Lady Was S -rprise.
Yeagimith (telltag the news to his
a greada.athsr)--"Wriantkle, the jeweler,
* has busted!" Grsdmle-"Iame! who'd
4 a thought od it Be was ea o' the
I, skhinniest, bmt men I ever laid eyes
Sema"-Jewelem' Weekly.
-Bore toarist in the Alps asked
a three shepherds whom they met near a
, hat: "CIm we sleep ain this hat over
1· ight?" "Ce *e nly," was the reply;
a "but you must do it by day-time, hfr
i we, sql w o o rwsem aL aihtt"
saperstltioes Eegar4tie Them la Times
One of the largest aerolites ever e
known is said to have recently fallen in
the Caspian sea, at no great distance t
from the peninsula of Apsheron, a neck t
of land which runs into the Caspian and i
form3 the eastern point of the Caucas
ian chain. It is a peculiar region, sul
phur and other inflammable matter be- I
ing mixed up with the soil. Itis known I
as the place of the sacred flame, and it I
is from this region the fire worshipers a
of Asia drew their superstition. t
One is tempted to say that the great
aerolite in its descent revealed a natural I
preference. It sought a sympathetic re- C
gion, if it did make a mistake in 1nding I
a watery bed. The stone is said to pro
ject about twelve feet above the surface (
of the sea, which at that place is of con
siderable depth. In falling, we are told, I
it made a tremendous noise and illumi
nated land and sea for miles around,
throwing out vast clouds of steam when
it reached the water. It is natural that
scientists should take an interest in the t
phenomenon; and it is reasonable to
conclude that at no distant day we
shall have as the result of their exami- t
tion full and satisfactory reports.
In times gone by these meteoric stones
were regarded with superstitious rever
ence. At Emesa, in Syria, the sun was
worshiped under the form of a black
stone, said to have fallen from heaven. t
The holy stone-the Kaaba-at Mecca
has a similar history. So has the great t
stone of the pyramid of Cholula, in
Mexica Latterly, however, science has
stripped these objects of much of their
mystery It is now generally admitted
that the stones are of planetary origin,
not of lunar origin, as was at one time
conjectured, and that their luminosity
is the result of the friction occasioned
by their rapid motion through the resist
ing atmosphere. It has b-r*n calculat
ed that setting aside the resistance of
sir, an initial velocity of eight thousand
feet a second, about five or six times
that of a cannon ball, would bring the
stones to the earth at a velocity of thirty
five thousand feet a second; but Olberst
one of the greatest authorities on the
general subject,holds that to account for
the actual measured velocity of meteoric
stones the original velocity of projection
must be at least fourteen times greater
than the above.
It is now a well recognized fact that
there are certain seasons in which these
meteoric stones are more liable to make
their appearance than in others They
are, in fact, periodic; and the favorite
months are April, July, August, No
vember, and December.
November has the grandest' rcord,
and the most brilliant displays of which 1
we have reliable accounts have been
witnessed in November, 1799, 1838 and
1866-st intervals, it must be observed,
of thirty-four years. According to pre
diction the next grand display will be
in 1900. These statements and Agures,
it is well to bear in mind, apply rather 1
to what we are in the habit of calling
meteoric showers than to the single
solid mass such as that which has found
its resting place in the waters of the
The stones, large and small, are for
the most part of uniform composition,
consisting prineipally of silica. mag
nesia and iron, with small quantities of
nickel, sulphur and chromium. Among
the large stones of which we have rec
ord, in addition to those alreany men
tioned as presumably of the same
origin, is the great stone which fell at
AEgospotamie, on the Hellespont, in 467
B. C., and which was still shown in the
days of Pliny, toward the close of the
first Christian century. It is described
as being about the size of a wagon. A
ponderous stone fell in Alsace, near the
village of Ensisheim, in 1492, weighing
two hundred and sixty pounds. It is
still to be seen in the village church.
An immense mass of this kind is to be
seen in the Imperial museum at St.
Petersburg, but the largest known
aerolite hitherto is one which fell in
BrasiL Its estimated weight is four
teen thousand pounds. If report speaks
truth, the presumption now is that the
Brazilian stone will have to take second
place.--N. Y. Press.
The Famous questrtsa statue la IRome
df Mares Arellus.
Polybius remarks, in his famous -Hia
tory," that the Numidian cavalry which
Hannibal brought with him from Africa
into Italy were "mounted upon small,
wiry horses, without usaddles on their
backs or stirrups to help their riders."
There is, moreover, at Rome, in the cen
ter of the plaza at the capitol, a bronze
I equestrian statue of Mareus Aurellius
Antoninus, which was pronounced by
I Michael Angelo to be the finest work of
I ancient Greek art that the renzied rage
I of political partisans and the fury of
barbarian invaders had permitted to
I survve in the Eternal City down to this
time. The statue was long supposed to
Sbe a memoriaslof Constantine the Great,
and consequently escaped destraction
when the Christians at last gained the
as Icendency over their Paganfoes. Every
I lover of horses who visits the capital ot
r Italy must have had his attention st
tracted to the beuutiful presentment of
Sa horseman gracefully asted on a bare
Isteed, which has extorted admimration
from many generastions of connoisMeuars
It is salleged, indeed, by Dolan Stanley,
in his '"Memorial of Westminster
Abbey," that Faloonnet, the French
snulptor of the equestrian statue of
Peter the Great, whioh is one of
the most conspienos ornaments of
St.8 Petersbarg, wuas one day found by a
friend gaing at the Greek work of art
which stands upon the hill lading
up to the'espitol at Romae. The war
horse upon which Marcus Aureltm is
monted might well claim admislss
so masive are his limbs sad so ponds
oa his "emasembse"--to ome of these re
Seeuntly-established stuad-books in wahich
are recordea the peigrees of Clyde.
dale, Bfolk, sad 8bire-bred cart
horses. So easy sad graceful Is tbhe
seat of the rider that many a Meltonian
haasinoe guaed with delight at the pose
Sof slesr which hangs down as though
nature herself had prescrlbed the atti
r ted. The leg is ntsfettered by a sti
Sraup, leading to the inference that the
r uWn u atmporawris of the warU-hs
Mars Aurelius were ignorant of the
support derived from that useful ap
pendage or addition to a horseman's
comfort and strength in the saddle.
Well might Falconnet have exclaimed t
to his friend, after gazing for a long Ii
time with rapt attention at the horse e
bestridden by Marcus Aurelius: "That t
ugly beast is living, and mine Is dead!" s
The statue at St. Petersburg, of which c
Falconnet was speaking, is that of j
Peter the Great, mounted on a rearing b
horse, in a posture intended by its de- r
signer to express the very acme of in- t
tensity of life and motion. Yet, all the a
straining after effect which a modern ;
French sculptor was capable of con- d
ceiving and attaining fell short in life. f
like reality of the "mauvaise bete" de- i
signed centuries before by a nameless b
Greek artist, who might possibly have L
been a pupil of Apelles-London Tele- t
graph. t
Idlames Who Wear the Dried weeds eo
Their Dead nsemies.
"A remarkable tribe of Indians are
the Napos, who live in the northern
part of Chili," says Mr. Childs, a tray
eler. "Instead of wearing scalps at
their belts as trophies, like the Ameri
can savages, the heads of their enemies
dangle at their girdles. By a mysterious °
process known only to themselves, they
remove all the facial and cranium bones
without cutting the skin or destroying
the interior. The head is then reduced,
without maiming -any of the features, t
to the size of a man's fist.
Mr. Childs brought one of these heads °
with him, and he intends to petit in the
museum of the Carnegie library here.
In San Francisco he showed it to the
County Medical society, and the doetors
offered him $1,000 for it He said no
sum of money would buy it. He thinks
there is one in the Smithsonian insti
tute, and outside of his own he doesn't
believe there is another in the United
States. The Indians discovered they t
could sell the heads to the whites at a
good price, and to prevent them luring
people into the mountains and killing
them, or murdering the aged of their
tribe and preparing their heads,
a law was passed forbidding their
sale. Through the kindness of
Gen. Casamano and Gen. Sorsby, the
American consul general to Ecuador,
Mr. Childs secured the head. He says
Gen. Sorsby has eight-orders for heads
from museums and colleges in the
United States, and he is afraid he will
not be able to get them.
The head and face that Mr. Childs has
is not as large as a basebalL By the
secret process the bones were removed
and the features reduced. All the hair
on the original head is still there. It is
long and black, and probably reached
to the shoulders. The Indians put a
string through the lip for every enemy
they had slain. This head has four
strings in the lip, and the mouth is
drawn out of shape. In other respects
every feature is retained. The eye
brows are here, and you can see the
hair in the nose. The microsoope re
veals the pores in the skin, greatly
crowded together.
The head was out off even with the
shoulders, and there is a hole in the
windpipe directly under the chin, where
the victim was evidently stabbed. A
number of people have looked at the
head, and all are puzzled to know how
it was prepared. Gen. Caamano thinks
that immediately after the bones are
taken out red-hot gravel is put into the
head. The heat reduces the size, tans
the skin, and makes it hard and tough.
Then the gravel is removed. It is a
most curious and hideous sight, but
well worth seeing.-Pittsburgh Dis
m isstahiLg oare the Old wasters im
Making Them.
The great violin-makers- all lived
within the compass of one hundred and
ifty years They chose their wood
from a few great timbers felled in South
Tyrol and floated down in rafts-pine
and maple, sycamore, pear and ash.
They examined these to find streaks and
veins and freckles, valuable superficially
when brought out by varnishing. They
learned to tell the density of the pieces
of wood by touching them. They
weighed them, they struck them anad
I listened to judge how fast or how slow
and how resonantly they would vibrate
in answer to strings
, Some portions of the wood must be
porous and soft, some of close fiber.
Just the right beam was hard to and;
when it was found it san be tracked all
through the violins of some great mas
ter, and after his death in those of his
SThe piece of wood was taken home
Sand seasoned, dried in the hot Breech
and Cremona sun. The house of 8tradi
aruins, the grat master of all, is de
Sscribed as having been as hot as an oven.
One was there soaked through and
through with sunshine. In this great
heat the oils thinned and simmered
slowly and penetrated far into the
Swood until the vatrnishes became a part
of the wood itself.
' The old violin-makers used to eave
every bit of the wood, when they founad
what they liked, to mend and patch and
Sinlay with it So vibrant and so reso
nant is the wood of good old violins
that they murmur and echo and sing in
answer to any sound where a number
Softhem hang together on the wall, as
it rehearsing the d o amsie that ose
Sthey knew.
It is doahles owing to thas tet that
whe the people eould not seeoant for
SPagasini's womeruil playing they d6.
alared that bh had a homan soal i
ped hia s visas fr his violi
sragand wbspered esn when all thes
SThere hasve been eperiaents made
with all sorts aof weod :by the various
usmkers. An arl of Pembroke had one
nmade of th edPrs at Lebeno, bt te
h wood was s deAsem that vibration was
Sdeadened ad the violin a poor one.
SMasteial ourie.
a -At the Aeademy.-Mr. Kernoiner
" I"Ah, Nupkins, Idid not know that you
h were a lover of art." Mr. Napkins-
1- "Not me, ladeed. But I was just look
r- ing to see if I could get hold of any
s thing to pat on a baaOkgbottl.'"--.
a nau iolk
A rtefal Attempt to Cheat the Great Dl
Had Columbus persistently held out
to him the promise of immense domin
ions, fabulous wealth, and far-reaching
empire, Dom John might have yielded
to the potent fascination. But the a
sailor demanded two things, both in
compatible with the policy of Dom r
Johbs-a policy in thorough accord with e
his nature and his life; he claimed a 0
rich return, which was not tasteful to as
the covetous king, and great power and m
authority, incompatible with the royal tl
prerogative, which had risen to supreme t
dominion and had become an arti 01
faith to be accepted of all men. It wss
impossible to induce Dom John, who fi
had stripped the Lusitanian nobles of a ai
large part of their revenues, to conasent c
to another's sharing in the profits of
the territories to be discovered, and evena t
more impossible to win from him rec- 01
ognition of such a perpetual governor
ship as Columbus asked; a copartner- ol
ship, as it were, with himself, who at ii
such cost and by such stern means had a
set himself upon the backs of hinobles N
after a struggle so bitter that he had -s
perforce sought aid in it from the in- a
ternal powers of crime, to insure the h
unity, the integrity, and the totality of
his monarchy. a
The indispensable aeptance of the pj
preliminary and preparatory scheme was si
therefore frustrated by the same causes t
that so nearly defeated it afterward,  ]
namely, the excessive claims of om- p
meand and tribute for himself put for- a
ward by the same discoverer. . . The h
king appointed a commission to look
into the matter; and this commission a
rendered an opinion in perfect coneon- tl
ance with Lusitania preoedents,which k
were all in favr atf seeking southern ej
Afriae and the East Indies by shaping
longer courses toward the south. Two a
learned doctof, Maestro Joseph and t
Maestro Rodrigues, jointly with the y
two prelates of Ceuta and Viseu, were c
the members of the commission which h
was charged with that most diMoult in
vestigation. h
But Dom John could not have been h
satisfied with the adverse report of the
wiseaores, for he called together the
high council of the crown. This body,
essentially politicas, omposed in greater ,
part of those jurists to whom the sclena e
and knowledge of the Roman law sag- t
gested the modern idea of absolute
power and the creation of powerful b
states, set aside the purely scientific t
views of the commission of technical
eeomographers, and laid stressupon the d
pretensions to authority and revenue
advanced by Columbus, deeming them
in conflict with the supreme rights of
the monarchy and the absolute power
of the monarch. In truth, the tech
nical jusnt and the political council as
signed the two motives of refusal--the
usual course of the Po royage~
and discoveries, and he recently e
tablished principle of moarehicalnity. t
One report opposed the project itself,
the other opposedthe rewarddemanded
by Columbus And now arose the de
sign in the mind of Dom John toap
propriate the Columblan achievement
and to ght rid of Columbus.
By the detailed explanations of the
project, by his frequent conferences
with the discoverer, by the consults
tions held with the wisest men of the
century, by the data colleted for draw
ing up the report, Dom John had learned
all that it was possible for him to learn;
and he strpightway put it into practicel
He summoned the most expert among
the Portuguese pilots, Pero Vasques,
the school-fellow of Dqm Henry,and in r
stealth and silence, with all secrecy and
caution, sent him, under pretense of
provisioning the Cape Verde islands, to
follow the course mapped by Columbus
Then was it clearly apparent that me
chanial and superficial knowledge
mere celmlation, the soldier's watch
word and the king's command, could
not take the place of the effort, the I
seal, the researeh, the reasening, and
qbove pU, the sorrows of a true genius.
The merely mechanical pilot was ternr
fled when he became entangled in the sea
of floating sargasso, whoserankgrowth I
elung to the keels and checked his pro-=
greas; he was more terrified when |
struck by tempest and hurricane, ad 1
yet more on sailing and ailing, day
after day, withaout sighting land; and in I
his terror he put aboat, steering home- 1
ward to Portugal, and exoning his 1
'allure by exaggerating the peril. The
ert became known. As soon as Cc- I
umbus knew of it, his inditgnation, only I
eomparable in intensity to his protracted 1
forbearance and the long trial of his
patience, moved him to rebel and quit
Portugal-EmoloCastelar, in Century.
The snular Uam~s They arsv Upem a
eas4 ad.
"Did you ev me thediameter of a
lightning ash measured?" asked a
geologist. "Well, here is the ease
whioh oncae enclosed a flash of lilght
ning, ftting it exactly, o that you esan
just see how big it was Thfis is called
a afulgunite' or lightning hole,' ad
the material it is made of is glass. I
will tell you how it wa manufatared,
though it took only a fration of aae
and to turn it out.
"When a bolt of lightaing strikes a
Sbed of sand it plunges adownward Into
the and for a distae, less or greater,
tnrnasoming sd dmultaneously into glass
the silies in the materia through which
it passes Thus, by its great heat, it
forms at oe a glas tube of preeisly
its ownhs.e,
"Now and then smaeh a tubheis thound
and dug. Fulgarites have been fol
lowed into the sad by esarvstions for
,nearly thirty te. They vary in in
teiaor diametr from the emof aa quill
eof threu nes or men aeeording to
the· ee of th Sash.
"k fu tlgruite are not maon pro
dect is aai;theyare fouaad also in
soldrat reeks, thegh natarally of slight
deth and frequently existing merely
a a thI gtassy eating on the urfae
ahek nlgurites occar in asto-shing
abundeace on the summit of Little
Arart In Armenia.
S"The reek is soft and so poreu that
tbleeks a foot lag ean be obtaied per
fadted hl al diretons by lttle tubs
afd with bomegreen gsu. formed
from the fmmd rock.ol-8eatdo M -
-A Kansas woman declares that ase
will not die until Kansas *omen have t1
tall suffrage.
-The Married Woman's Disabilites a
bill for the District of Columbia has be. a
come a law. Married women may now
sue and be sued, possess their own a
earnings and inheritance make notes t
and conduct business a
O-Army ofofns, of the same grade, a
rank according to the date of their orm- a
missions, the one whose commission is
the oldest being the senior officer. But
the government can appoint a junior p
officer to a command over a senior. o
-A few years ago fortypigs ran away )
from James Duval, near Novelty, Wash., e
and since that time the drove has in- t
creased to about five hundred, and is d
making the farmers very miserable by
their frequent raids on gardeas Some s
of their tusks are six inches in length. I
-The original autograph commission r
of Capt. Nathan Hale, of Connecticut, I
the martyr spy of the revolution, was e
sold for $1,775 at a recent auction in t
New London. The state of Connecticut f
sent a bid of 6250, but it was bought by a
a firm of autograph dealers, who now (
hold it at t 5,000.
-The brass cubing used for gas lit a
urea is fashioned into the various com- p
plicated ornamental shapes required for a
such purposes by placing the tube be. a
tween two steel molds which are heav
fly clamped, and then the tube is ex
panded by hydraulic pressure reaching I
as high as 10,000 pounds to the square *
inch. t
-The Ammen ram now on the stocks I
at Bath, Me., is jealously guarded by
the naval officers o duty there, who
keep constant watch to prevent all forw
eigners and possible enemies of the
United States from entering the yard,
as the ram embodies some new Ideas 1
that it is desired to keep secret. Any
Yankee can get by the sentinel easy I
enough, but several foreign suspects
have been ejected from the premises.
-Jaeoh Kearns, of West Virginla,
hasn't forgotten how to tramp even if I
he is ninety years old. He reeantly I
walked over to his daughter's house,
seven miles away in the country, and 1
with her examined the family bible to
see if the names of his thirteen children,
eighty grandchildren, one hundred and 1
twenty-seven great-grandhildren and
seven great-great-grandchildrea had
been properly entered upon the regi I
-The "Jibboom club," of New Lot
don, Conn., is planning to man a small
schooner, such as Conneeticut has em
ployed for many years in the West
India trade, run it to the Bahamas and
load it with a collection of sea shells,
which in great variety, siae ad bemsty
are found strewn upon the shars of
those islands. The crew will then sail
the craft to Chicago by way of the St.
Lawrence, sad will sell the shells from
the deck of the vessel. The members
of the club believe they eau make
enough to pay the expense of the trip
and also of their own entertainment at
-An interesting relic et Lord Byron
has just come to light A member of a
family which originally came from
Missolonghi has died at Magnesia, near
Smyrna, and hasbequesthed to a friend
a seal which belonged to the poet It
is octagon in shape, and has on each
side a separate device and motto On
one side is a bust of the poet, with the
words "Lord Byron." On another is a
flower, with the words "Forget me
not." A third bears the represents
tion of a dog, with the word "Faith
ful." On the fourth there is a ship and
the legend "Such is lit." On the other
sides the emblems are an open hand, an
eye, a cock, and a horse, but the words
in each case are illegible.
--One of the most pitiful sights ever
witnessed in the streets of Portland,
Ma, was presented the other day by
two French Canadian boys who had
begged their way from St Francis, on
the northern boundary of Aroostook.
The younger, aged 17, had lost his left
arm and all except the thumb of his
right hand by an accident in a sawmill,
while the elder, aged about , was to
tally blind. They had come to Port
land in the hope that oeulists would be
able to restore the sight of the uniort
unate boy, but the dotors were obliged
to telL them that there was no hope.
They had s letter from their perish
priest, oan the strength of whleh they
,managed to get enough monsy to tae
Sthem back to their Arostook home.
-The old whaling bark, Pogreap,
wI hich New Bedford, Mas, will ehibit
at the fair, will begin her )jourey to
Chicago some time in June, it is am
nouned. She has been fully rigged
aud sparred. Her watr line has been
palated brick red, and her dekhouse,
boathouse and davits white. The
embin and state rooms have been
rained in oak ad carpets have been
laid in them. In the ilorn will bsa
ShiMbted a collection of artilels used and
Sobtained by whalemen, for einampls:
Whalebonesa taken by s ecptain who
perished inh the trriMe disaster ci 1571,
when thirty-three ships were asho
doned, with great loss of lie, in the
Arctie regios; polar bar skin, plct
umre of whaling enpeen.se, har pe,
knive tackle, calthing, boar et
A strange but true sade siry c sme
froam Serra Madre. A little girl whose
mother residesm at tht pla maws lage
iske whils plats near the hoame,
u and, being pesd with its appearmse,
she followed it through thegrms try
inr to get hold of t. Two faithfi de
1 bloging to the amly mw the smai
tbh littl girl in the ban e A
npin the ianmal, As al
twoe quick stkes, s itl he gms a
Syelpin baek. While the 1ttleto who
had witaeased the aemeer cnsluded
that t gidg serpent mw t se as
pretty as it bad ht appead. Wh
the mothUr, who happened tobe abs t
returned home that vsening ad found
Stwo dead dogs in her doyad ~ r
Ittle daughter fast and safely salep
Sprayer of ratitade went p fe her
heart a the fortunate. ece ao her 1*
tienne.-Peas. (4amL) ales.
-Combing Bmad ba g the sealp d
the heed with the haud draws the blood
p tothe surace of the head, and not
only relieves the pain at times but adds
new strength to the hair.
-Crimped Clams.-To one pint of
milk add two andone-hal pints of flor,
three eggs well beaten sad a pinchr of
salt. Put two or three clams into each
spoonaful of the batter; drop into hot fat
and fry.-N. Y. World.
-The best furniturepolish (used also
for pianos) is made as follows: One
pint of hard oil finish, one-half pint of
coal oil, half pint of turpentine, the
juioe of one lemon sad the white of one
egg well beaten. Apply with a fat,
two-ineh brush. It will be throughly
dry in one hour.
-Bissoles.-Mines and season the
steak, moistening slightly with gravy.
Roll pie crust very thin and out in
rounds. Place a spoonful of the meat
in the center of each round, brush the
edges with beaten g sand then prem
together. Then dip in beaten egg sad
fry like doughnuts, about eight min,
utes Serve hot on a folded napkin.
Good Housekeeping.
-For a Troublesome Cough.-Take
an ounee of liorice, a quarter of a
pound of raisins, a taspoonful of flax
seed and two quarts of waten Boll
slowly until reduceed to one quart, then
add a quarter of a pound of finely pow
dered rock candy and the julee of one
lemon. Drink half a pint of this when
going to bed, and a little ao when
the cough is troublesome.--Ldies
Home Journal.
-Pressed Chicken.-Boll a chicken
until very tender so the meat will slip
of from the bones easily; salt while
cooking. Remove from the stove and
pick up the chicken very fine, mixing
the light and dark meat in the dish in
which you mold it. Put the bones baek
in the water and boll until there is only
a cupful of the liquid; pour this over
your meat, mixing well and add a little
salt if necessary. Place an inverted
plate over it and a weight to keep it in
place. Keep this in a cold place until
ready to use, then slice with a sharp
knife.-N. Y. World.
-Lemon Pie--For two pies take the
juice and grated rinds of two good sized
lemons, or three small ones twotea
eupfuls sugar, one teacupful sweet
milk, two tablespoonfuls corn starch
and the yolks of six eggs. Scald the
milk and cook in Itthe corn starch, them
add the sugar, eggs, lemon. etc Line
a deep pie plate with a good crust, pour
in the mixture and bake at once. As
soon as it is done, have ready a mern
guse made of the six whites beaten stif
with four to six tablespoonftals -e__
Spread it over the top and brown it
Orange Judd Farmer.
1t is sesseasi wh Nebrease to ts ee
tl n 6l anmae ts Ita
esonauble millinery has the merit of
p being snug sad trm-looking, and of be
ing selected with an eye to becoming
The .tlste in this department is
Smore carefully stdied at present than
heret~oor It is not necessarily a fact
Stht because a bonnet is becoming it is
Seither pretty or picturesque. Some
bonnets which are very ugly in them
selves are specially becoming to certain
faces. It is the work of the artist to
combi eme all the good points and turn
out attractlve-looking, appropriate aad
really elegant reations.
While fowers are, and always should
be, the favorite gsrniture for summer
I millinery, the finest imported models
show a few trimamirgs of ostrich-tips
sad a few quill feathers. Passemen
terei, platted lace, pulings, fancy braid
and made-up materials either of ribbon,
silk, velvet or fasny fabries, are lavishly
used. Straw, chip and fancy braids are
much liked; leghorns were never more
popular; sad hats with arowns of fine
straw and brims of lace braid are in
very general demand for pictureeque
hats for young ladies.
Thereis great variety in the styles of
trimmig hats. The more simple have
large bows of ribbon, with a scarf
arond the crown. Many of them hav
no other garniture
A eharming hat of lace brald has a
bow and secar of shaded Krostadt
green ribbon, with a oluster of green
velvet roses A hat with medium low
e rown sand rolld-up brim haa a gaure
semar with three small estrich-tips st
Some of the new importatioas have
very low mrowas sad wide brims, with
a plain or olosely folded bend around
the crown, sad a sigs upright loop of
the materiier bow of rtblon. A model,
which has been much admired, has a
very wide brim and low erown. The
brim is eaught up at the baek sand
arched in irregular frm at the sides;
Sthe trimmingl isof largebeanches oft na
turtumrs, with foliage. The flowers
with long stai droop eveor the hair.
esSlor hts are in very general use for
Srdinary wear, and fo girls are almost
Sniversally liked.
Bonnets are much smaller then here
toiore, some ao thes Imporations recall
lag the ald-time joke of the postage
stamp with rtbbons. One boanet is
seds of two wings, coveread with fine
jet, the pltais the wigs meeting st
the top, ud between themu is set as
igeette prayc. f fh owe. Strings
Setel rivbb attaehed at the bsack,
rie st one dds
Aa othebr ag bauet is of very ftne
ly erimped repe lite set in a rufale
arenaa te brim. The top of tho bon
st I ~  sa taothe aatrd edgeof the
* epe is draw lito a vey close eseer.
]hemn this are prysot flowers and two
or thmleps otribbe, snad freom this
piat the strings also se sttached Un
deb theb s i i s vwyall ruhing of
A uaelty beset is made of a ban
SplatMg o·f oem- red velvet edged
m wi jet bedQ h ~ta ,is soar
,aed that oee edge of it forms the
rid m, has orar edgestands uplght in
rowne hape From the bpe of thi
SarePrineeof Wales feathers sad strings
w r fae uder the bhin.
Girls wer large flat hats trimmed
a wlth fowers, ribboaus or sf of tulle,
m.ul or other thiR u9LatwId-I Y.
La s**k

xml | txt