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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY v .:,S v.--! ' v i - ! -i " ' ' yJEATDN, O., - IT L. Gr. GOULD. rcmoFSJBOTrioi:, , - In Advance, ; - '- $1.50 . JOB BRINTIWO of T1 descriptions furnished to order, md guaranteed, to prore satisfactory at U trash ty. vi, i-. i A CURTAIN LECTURE. 11:30 P. M. Whett go to the country this summer) U Now, that's too absurd, Mr. B. I , To bury the girls in a fanuhoiiae,.; Zi When BeTer a man they will no. Bow ea-i 70a expect them to marry T w Yoo haven't the money te spend 1. $ 1 tell yon that's all stuff and nonsense! VnnMl llnil it ihmI In th -nil. It When they're left on your hands lor a lifetime, -You'll wish Ton had listened to me. ' - " And retrenched in some other direction I tell jon 70a will, Mr. B.I Tts Md everybody lre're going ; ' To Long Branch, and then to the Springs; " And now, to come down to the country 1 5 j They'll be saying all manner of things 1 ' f Bare you thoagbt 0 the shock to your credit? ' That's worth more than money, yoa say;' x nope loirs win nunc it is meanoe6e, And not that you 1 really can't nay. 'Pi' I think tou mlcht t I try to afford. it; . T. J,...), nmlto m.lnl akA.lt an. Bat the girls will be so disappointed- . 111 cruel 1 11 is, sir. a. , . The Grays bare asked Julia to Newport ' ' I worked hard enough, I am sure .. '.";' To get her inrited last winter, Must she write now and say she's too poor To bny a respectable outfit? . What excuse she can make I don't know,"' And it never will do to offend them; Indeed Mr. B,, she must eo! ' ,tOV-'.'.. They more in the Tory best circles; It's a chance that she oughtn'to miss; l?d never have given that party, -.. . - . If I'd thought it was coming to this. Dont tell me that coal shares hare fallen t - That's the way with Tou off upon stocks, " Whenever I astt for a dollar. Or tell you the girls want new tracks. Seems to me, to be risking your money In this way is Terr unwise; And if you will do it, why don't yon : . . iQTest In something that will rise? ' Ton know how we all hate the country,- v And just because board there is cheap (-. ' To ask us to go there this summer. : l ' Harper's Basar. A STRANGE EXPERIENCE. " I took the rooms without much consid eration, for I had gone to Dusseldorf upon a miserable errand; none, bthery indeed than to consult a famous oculist there. He wanted to watch oyer me for at least a month, and preferred that I should have, the- yietr or an apartment in a private house rather than be subject to the noise, and -bustle of ia hotel.' He knew -Hhe yery rooms for me they be longed to an artist friend of hjs, an ani mal painter, who was away on a holiday, and who would be glad to. get a tenant for the time being. They consisted of a large studio and dormitory attached, with a ' cupboard-like ante-room that gave by an outer door upon the main etair, whilst boOi painting-room "and bedroom opened by separate doors into this tiny vestibule. Only after I had been settled in them for some hours had I the spirit even to regard the contents of my sew abode. There were soft couches, thick curtains, rich tapestry, double piled rugs, antique mirrors, cabinets, book shelves, tables, chairs, lamps, what not, but save an easel or two stowed away in a further corner, little or noth ing -to indicate the presence of a pro fessional., artist' Some pictures .there were about, but with one exception they were hung upon the walls as part of their decoration. This exception, how ever, was noticeable,' and was standing TiB framed on a-chair, where, had I dared to. have withdrawn the blind, the rays from the high studio window would have fallen upon it . - . Placed there in the obscure light, to ward six o'clock in the autumn evening, this picture looked to me like . the pic ture of a crouching animal; 'a leopard, panther, cheetah, one could not say. I could not see clearly, and it did not in terest me ; I merely saw it as I sawelse, au tomatically, dimly. My mind was too full of the gravity of my condition,, of my prospects, my future ; I was very lonely, too, the more so because my man, who would otherwise have been reading to me, had been taken ill in the afternoon and had been obliged to go to bed, his room being at the top of the house. Thus, then, I sat in the darkest corner of the room, with nothing but my own. gloomy thoughts for company. Gloom ier and gloomier they grew as I dwelled upoa them ; until, indeed, I worked my self into a nervous fever, a fever prehension. Presently 1 was Btartled by a 'gentle knock at the door, one single, gentle knock. Involuntarily I cried, " Come in ;" but no one appeared, and for the matter of that I had noticed ho footstep.' So I thought I had "been mis taken, and that the knock had beer only one of those mysterious noises heard in rooms and not at all times easily, ac counted for. But, five minutes after ward it was repeated exactly as before one single, gentle knock there was no mistake, this time. I.It was hot a knuckle against the wood but as of a real metal knocker.' ; It was plainly,' undeniably a knock at the Btudio door, which opened Into the . aforesaid ante-room. Again I cried '"out,.,-" Come in," though again . I, had heard no footstep. Yet there was no response ) and then remem bering I was abroad and my words might not be understood, I uttered their equiv alent in German, though knowing little enough of the language. - Still no result; so I waited and listened how, and in five minutes once more there 1 came the knock, precisely like the last Then I rose hurriedly, anxiously, and went to the door, opened it and looked out' There was no one there; faint as the light was and growing fainter now every minute, I Was sure of that. I stepped across to the door opening apon the main stair. It was slightly ajar. ' As I did sa I was seized by a curious cold sensation a sensation of goose-flesh all over me, as it is called. Opening wide this outer door, I st'll found no one upon the landing not a creature was about, upon or down the stairs ; all was silent as the grave. 'ty'.H y L. , v , Considerably puzzled and nervous, after a minute I returned to my seat in the studio, shutting the door behind me. I had scarcely been seated an in stant oefore that same chilly feeling crept through me again, amounting now to a shudder, that would have set my teeth chatteriDg had I not controlled it With it there came, too, a vain sense of dread and a shrinking as it were, within myself, ouite-- indescribable. - WW. could it mean t The weather was fatherl sultry ana close than otherwise, and I had hitherto felt heated; now I could have borne a fire, f Nav. I would ha lighted one had there been any prepara tions for winter yet, in the elaborately ornamented china stove at- my elbow." As it was I sat shivering at intervals as if I had an ague coming on, and feeling more miserable, ill and deDressed than ever. .:Yes, I ,sat, lauppose halt aid nour, strangely aifuncUned to meve, but iiBwsuuiif eageriy ana wonaering if l should near tne kneck again; but it never came, thevilence waa unbroken. ' Very little light now remained in the apartment, and my gaze from my cor ner fell upon the picture on the chair: it was-the only object discernible; the rays of twilight lingering longer of course- just beneath the hisrh window. Still merely regarding this object me chanically, I can hardly say what it was that made me look at it with any thing like' an attentive interest, that first : f . .. ft "V-;.i (ij to ' r-' T.-t -'i . i""-- r'i-''i ' J:.;i li: n yi'r.& f L. G. GOULD,' Publisher. 0K XlrrNO, -28; DeToted to the Interests of tie Democratic Party., anil EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1878. dkL 1 the Collection of Local anil General News. ; Terin8,y$1.50 per !1 Annum,' IndTarice. ' ' WHOLE NUMBER J579.- made tne think that I was looking at it with my brain as well as my eyes. I imagine that it must have been a cer tain sense of surprise at seeing it so. plainly allTelse beingobscure. ' : At any. rate,' I could 'now .make out the form and outline cf the animal in strong con trast to the half-toned back; ground of the canvas, and in a way. that I did Dot think I , had been able to do before. .Yea, there "was the crouching creature, whatever, it was, dark, and jnysterious, though with -a iridescent ifigh upon it, that made it palpable plain even, to my imperfect' Vision; ""A'leopard or cheetah surely, . painted mixh an immense force and life-like ,'jrigor,' and. represented in that writhingj crouching' attitude which immediately precedes .the BDrinfr unon tne prey nunuueu uaeuiun tire was -visible in -tne-aniraaiaeye s, tne,. long curved tail seemed upon the point of lashing itself with the lithe rage of the wild beast I -grew f quite excited as I descerned : these details, these striking evidences of the artist's skill." ' Eeally the creature seemed almost alive, almost moving. ,- So true to nature was it that as the fact impressed me, the chill and dread- under which-1 had before been laboring were immensely increased, and, nervous-and miserable as I was, there started cold . drops upon my .brow. Shrinking more ana more within myself, my teeth chattering, and with a horri ble sense of stifling, I was about to rise in sheer dismay, when I was brought to my feet, aghast and in actual terror, by plainly seeing" the animal move. Yes, undoubtedly, for- a moment distinctly, there was a writhing motion, and then with .one' angry sweepo the tail, the creature seemed to spring forward into the blackness Of the"Toora; and-there re mained nothing upon the chair appar ently but the pale, plain, even-tinted tone of the can Vast I rushed to the doo? panic-stricken;, seized my hat from thetable in the ante-room, fled down the stairs, and out of the house. The pleasant evening air revived me; I began to ollect myself a little, and to question whether I had not been a great fool a nervous, highly wrought unreas oning fool. , Was I not like a frightened child, dreading to be alone in the dusk, and who in its panic endows with life the shadow'of some simple object and thinks it has seen a bogie I No, I refused quite to accept this as ah explanation. Out of condition as I was, I was not quite an im becile ; my wits had not ail deserted me, and nothing, upon further considera tion would ever persuade me that I had been the prey of a mere hallucination. That there had been an unaccountable knock at my door, I would swear with my last breath, and that cold shivering state which had supervened was no fancy. It was gone nowj 'I was perfectly calm and- save -for one greats anxiety my sight untroubled." Turning and look ing up at the house as it stood formal and gloomy in the twilight, for an in-; stant I thought of re-entering, but I re coiled from the idea as soon as formed. No: I could not go back alone; weak, idiotic as my conduct might .seeing I shrank from the thought of entering those dusky rooms without a companion. I was not forbidden to go out of doors in twilight or at night, and I determined to walk round to my doctor, and as he knew -the rooms to confide in- him, and ask him as a favor to go back with me for awhile. Unluckily, as I then thought, he was away from home had gone into the ; country, and would not return until the following morning.' Clearly I could not expose my weakness, if such it was, to any one else. I knew no one else inlihe place, and not speaking Ger man could not attempt an explanation, even had I been willing, with the porter, or with the waiter from the hotel whence I had arranged my meals were to be sent There was nothing' for it then but to go back alone, unless I choose to rouse, my servant,' and Teally that would be' too foolish ; no, I must face it myself. So, plucking up courage, I went straight back, re-entered the rooms, the doors of which I found just as I had left them, slightly ajar; lighted a can dle, waikea boldly up to tne picture on the chair and examined it There-was the animal, a spotted -beast, panther, cheetah, whatever it was, exactly as my first casual look at it had suggested ; a large and vigorous sketch in oil, evi dently from, a master's hand.. While I was looking at it the waiter brought my supper, jle spote some n.ngiisn, but l disdained retemng to wnac naa Hap pened; and' without any return of the shivering sensation,' I soon after went to bed and slept slept till my servant, now seemingly all right again, brought me my conee and roll in tne morning. - " ilahl .What an ass 1 have beenl" 1 said to myself; but directly I thought straight back on the affair, I was more convinced than ever that whatever my conduct, its. causes .were facts.. . . . It . was a bright sunshiny morning, with, that sort, of , "dazzling light every where which I was above all things to avoid "exposing myself to. So after breakfast I sat in the darkened studio, with my men in the bedchamber reading tome... Well, we had thus been sitting for an honr or so, and I began to be deeply interested in what I was listening to, when suddenly all my thoughts were distracted, all my wits scared, by the knock 'at "'the studio door, exactly -as: before the single, gentle knock, exactly like that last night.--With it, too, on the instant came the slight re newal of the creepy goose-flesh feeling. My man ceased reading; he had heard the knock as plainly asj. " What was that, sirT he asked pres ently,. ri..:rA- U, ,-,s?? I called him- in, and whispering told him part of my experience on the pre vious evening. " Keep quiet and listen,"' I said, my teeth all chattering., " you will hear it again in a few minutes."-1- 1 ' -' :- ' We were both silent, and, sure enough, after a short interval there it was. He was going forward toward the door ? I chedked buns' -5 ". Z 7r; . " Wo,'' I Went on ;" lookout the bed room door;, go on tiptoe and open it very softly, ana see what you can maxe out". - " I need not open it at all, sir," he an swered ; " there is a window in it with a curtain across it I followed him as 'he went back to the bedroom, and saw him gently draw aside the curtain, which 1 bad noticed. : " What do you see?" I whispered. He was looking through into the ante room. " Nothing," was the answer; " it is so dark." .. . But at that instant the knock was re peated. " Can you not see .the studio-door.?" I said. - - im-: t ' ' ' "Yes, sir; I can just make it out, and I .see something shining in -,the middle of iC about three feet from the flooV." There was another pause, andirr'the silence the knock was heard again'. We both drew back. Before we could either of us speak footsteps were on the land ing, and I recognized the doctor's voice i speaking to the porter, who evidently was showing him' up to my apartments. In another moment he had entered the bedroom, to my intense relief. Briefly and hastily I explained what had hap pened just then and the night before. -"Goot1 gracious I" he exclaimed, ' in his broken English, "vy it must be poor Cato 1 O, te most venderf ul beast in the vorldT Tid I not tell you of .Cato te cat? No,. I taresay'not,;Mein friend Smitt has trained him to all things but speak. Fritz te porter has te charge of him; but of course he escape to make to examination of his master's rooms; he toes ' not understand vy he is not to admit him as usuaLf ' "But," I interposed, '.'does he knock at the door when he wants to admit himself? How can he do that?" The doctor laughed good-humoredly. ' " Ah, I have not told you. No, natur lich. ; Smitt has put te little : brass knocker on te door, for him to strike. He always strike vis his paw vhen he vont to come in; lift so yishisleetle hand so ;" and the doctor still laugh ing, imitated the action with his hand against the corner of a hanging picture frame. " A light was beginning to break upon me. ''.'' "' 1 " " And has Mr. Smith, may I ask, been1 painting Cato's portrait lately ?" . :- .. ." O, yes, te most wonderful likeness in te vorld, te most wonderful Bketch, size of life an illusion, a deception I". , " Ah, and it stands on the chair by the high window?" I said." , " Yes, te favorite chair vair Cato sit always to watch for te mouse ; te hole is tareby below. Smitt has made him to sit like as in his picture, or as I should say,, ze picture as like to him sitting. He stand on te chair to make te decep tion complete, so dat vhen te cat is not there te picture look as if te cat was te cat there." '' " That was it then, of course," I went on. "He knocked at the door: 1 opened it;-he slipped by me unseen, and also unseen perched on his chair just in front of his picture, . until in the. dusk I chanced to observe his tail move!" . , x " O yes, O yes I ten he see a mouse, ten, ah, ah ! He pounce that is, the cat out of te bag, as von say." -: : " Yes, of course, I said : " and in the dusk, with my imperfect sight, I con ceived it as I have related." . , "Ah, tear me, yes; vot a fuss! how you : have set your pulse going 1. Come now, be calm, and sit down." " We had walked into the studio, and the cat having slipped in, and knowing the doctor,' advanced with a friendly purr to meet him. . All the while 1 had been talking my cold creepy feeling te, and now increased naa been upon me viuiisinay. .... . . " Ah, to be sure ; I see now," went on the doctor. " You are affected electri i A, cally, of te cat Yes, a strange instance, interesting to observe. You have known it before?" - r.,-:s, - ' " Never to this extent I have never liked cats ; this one is very peculiar ;" and I shrank within myself as the huge creature, remarkable alike for its size and dusky spotted coat, approached. xne doctor made a gesture ot repelling it, speaking meanwhile to it in German. It seemed to understand in a moment, and with a bound lighted upon the chair in front of the picture, and settling itself exactly in front of its life like pre sentment . upon the canvas, looked as it had done the night before, like a living portrait "Yes," mused the doctor, as he sat down beside me, still with his fingers on my pulse, " it is very interesting, tis electric cxpxoaaion of te antipaty, cu rious to observe in you very marked. increased doubtless by te depression of nervous energy under which you are suffering." " Uan you account for it scien tifically?" I 'said, still shivering - hor ribly. .. "No; not easy." he answered, "to explain te physical alteration vich must be taking place in te anatomical sub stratum of your -conscionness. Your Shakspeare knew of it, but not scien tifically. He makes the old - Shylock Some men tare are lore not a gaping pig; Some tat are mad il tey behold a cat; j : ,. for affection. .. ' Mistress of passion, sways it to te mood iOI what it likes loates. . Fah! I vill drive the beast out of te room ; it is bad to agitate you. Cato, you must go to prison.' tie drove tne cat away, and took such Srecautions as prevented my being again isturbed by him during my month's residence in uusseldort a month which, thanks to the skillful treatment I re ceived, ended with the complete restor ation of my sight, but not in my recon- cuiauon to cats, Scientific and Useful. - It is stated that four hundred years ago but seven metals had been discovered, while we are now acquainted with the existence ot nity-one, thirty of which. nearlythree-fif ths, have been made known to us since the beginning of the present century. Clock-work has been successfully ap plied as a motor to sewing-machines by a mechanician of Vienna. It can be wound up in a few minutes, and it will run for several hours, its speed being meanwhile fully under the control of the operator. A powerful bar magnet, in connec tion with a Grove battery, has been suc cessfully used m .London, Jbngland, in extracting a chip of steel from the eye of a mechanic. When the magnet was four inches from the .eye, the chip of Steet sprang from the lens where it had lodged to the inner surface of the cornea, whence it was removed without much difficulty. . - -It has been computed that one hun dred of the single threads of a full grown spider-are ot equal to- the diameterof the hair of the human beard! and, con sequently, jf the - threads and hair be both round, ten thousand such threads are not larger than such a hair. It is calculated that four million of a young spider's are not so large as the single numannain . s --:-: .,- ; Wood is stronsr in ratio to its weicrrt. The heaviest and densest will prove the most durable. This should be selected tor-weignt-carrymg purposes, such as the ties of bridges, where the two qualities ot strength ana durability are desirable. Coarse-grained wood weighs the heaviest and, as it contains more resin than that of a finer grain, is especially adapted for a position which has to contend with any degree of dampness. Concerning the so-called rain-tree of Pew, the water does not ooze from the trunk, and hardly ever falls in such quantity as to convert the ground into a swamp. 1 he fact appears to be that the liquid which seems to fall from the leaves and branches is produced by a multitude of cicades that live on the juices of the tender leaves. This ap pears to be analogous to the production of honey dew from the lime tree by the i i - agency oi apniaes. PERSONAL TOPICS. Item for side-showmen: four-year- old child in Eehnebunk, Me., has a head weighing fifteen, pounds and a body weighing nine. , j,., :.!. : ; ' ; " Gail Hamilton is - too smart to live," says the TJtica Obterver; and then, after a long pause, it wickedly adds the wla ) ' - 4 -' ' -' The report about Edison having in vented an auriphone "capable of re cording the ery faintest whisper in1 a room and repeating 'it m any desired volume," is an unfounded yarn. Let's see, it has been nearly three weeks since a St Louis man has shot a irl because she wouldn t marry him. las the holy flame of human affection died out in that loving village? , Have men entirely ceaeed to love.?. ' ' , Twenty-thefe women are now'study- ihg medicine in Paris, only five of whom are French. The others comprise six English and twelve Russians. But thirty two women have taken medical degrees in Paris since 1865. - nri A Little Washington correspond ent of the Monthly Elevator says that Dr. LeMoyne has , received nearly a hundred applications from persons wish ing to be cremated since .the incinera tion of Mrs. Pitman. ' The artistic sensation of Paris is an artist named -; Andre 1 Gauther,1 who draws large audiences nightly to see mm paint a landscape in hve minutes, a portrait in six, and two different pic tures at once, one with each hand..; ...... William E. Dodge can hardly be very enthusiastic over ceramics just now. Me has lost one hundred and sixty thousand dollars,' it is sairf; in a porcelain company, and other members of his family have sunk as much more. Me, Fboude, the historian; recently addressed to Dr. Newman a letter, in which, he says that "the: principle: of gravitation is only looked upon now as an . hypothesis by all .careful rminds," and, further, that it would be far better if all mankind could agree "to hold their opinions as mere hypotheses." " - - A leasing Socialist in' Detroit said. a few days ago, in conversation with a reporter: We have a 'hot summer' before us. I mean by a. 'hot summer '. trouble between . labor and capital Labor will assert its rights... I mean that the railroad men and coal miners are going to strike, and there will be se rious trouble." i!-- ' At Bolocrne. Italy, in the old ehnrch of San Stefano, there is a queer old pil- 1.. SiV. - T-ijr I !jS " xuuuiimu wiui a uuiia inscription writ in choice Gothic characters, which informs the heedless passer by that it is the column of flagellation, and that for ever' ry blow you give your bare body hundred years of pains of nureratorv one will be remitted. Ma. and Mrs. McCollester auarreled in Story, Iowa, and he sued for a di vorce; but after the case had been a while in the court they settled their dif ficulty, and lived together acain. He died recently, and the widow learns that tne suit resulted in divorce, the lawyer having failed to discontinue it, so that she has no legal claim to the estate. Dublin has a bad refutation for drunkenness, but it must be conceded that if its greatest brewer and distiller derive their vast wealth from sources which do harm,' they are unexampled among men in this line ot business for munificence. Sir B. Guinness's magni ficent restoration of St Patrick's Cathe dral, Dublin, has been surpassed by Mr. Boe, the distiller, who has spent one million dollars on the complete restora tion of Christ. Church, the other Pro testant Cathedral in that city; They tell a story in Lynn, Mass., of a physician who was called to see a lawyer, and went, supposing his professional services were required. He found, how ever, that he was threatened with a suit ior damages lor slandering a rival phy-r sician, unless he would consent to pay damages. He refused to do so, and pre sented a bill for his professional call. Payment of that was refused.andhe has placed it in- the hands of another: legal genueman ior collection. In personal appearanee Mr. Bright is of medium height. His motions are energetic and active. His fieure is well put together in a solid and somewhat square shape. His head is nobly well set on, being erect aud firm in its pose. He has a pleasant expression of face ana ciear complexion, a light gray eye; fray hair and whiskers. He wears his at somewhat sailor-fashion, more on the back of his head than forward. London Letter, '"';..!.' , Chief Naches informs us that at '. council of Indians which is to be held in a few weeks he will resign the chief tainship of the Piutes. He has a little farm on the Big Meadows, and is going to try to be an American citizen, and will no more be chief. He says : '.' My peeple are dying of diseases they do not understand and cannot prevent Tbey are passing away like the snow on the mountains, imrty-four of thfem have died in Winnemucca and at Big Head' ows within the last two or three months." Winnemucca bt&oer State. English Prime Ministers have rarely ueeu very ncn men, ana some nave Deen quiie me reverse. . .tttt never married, and declared that he couldn't afford it, and Canning and Disraeli were bolstered up by wealthy wives. The late Lord Derby and Sir Robert Peel are about the only instances of very wealthy Prime Ministers, though Lord Mel bourne was very well off. Lord Palmers- ton only became so late in life through n riMA in minoral nmnsv TTio v!f. too, succeeded to her brother, Lord Melbourne s estate. ; In 1851, Joseph Medill, the veteran editor of the Chicago Tribune, wrote to Horace Greeley from his then home at Cleveland, Ohio, inquiring whether there might be a chance for him to se cure a position upon the editorial staff ei tne JNew xort Tribune. The reply was a decided negative, coupled with that original and memorable advice. "Go West, young man! Go West!" This is the real origin of that now fa mous and historical expression, and. naturally enough, Mr. Medill preserves the letter with especial care. He did go West, built UP the Chicacrrt Tribune. and has acquired material wealth as well as journalistic honors, Miss Kellogg is reported by an en emy to have declared that ' newspaper men are like lemons fit only- to be squeezed as much as possible, then tossed aside." Whereat the impudent Buffalo Exprest cries out: "You just xeep your distance, uiara Jiellogg. roiicei roucei The picnic season having arrived, the joke about the young man in lavender trowsers sitting down on the custard pie has broken out all over the country worse than the small-pox or the spring poem. Mr. Tuckley's Perplexity. Some two or three weeks aro Mr. Tuckley concluded to take a little run out into the country on the Saturday evening train and spend the Sabbath with, some of his rural'r relatives. To make his visit seem" the more friendly and disinterested he went through the market on hjg way -to the depot and filled one side of his irripsack 'with young onions, ! tadiBheS, new; potatoes and ,other garden "sass", that he felt quite sure would be a great surprise and treat to them. . Within a very few min utes ' after , taking his seat in the car he felt firmly1 confident that the man immediately- in t.-ont of him wasn't a Hard-shell Baptist, unless he had united with the church very early in life, i i . . ' P-phew I" he mused, diving his nose deeply into his handkerchief ;. " I vow 1 don't believe that, man was ever under water in his life. It seems a shame that such people are allowed- to travel out side of the cattle cars; ; I wonder when he changed his shirt last? ' Perdition and porous .plasters J Drat me if I don't believe the man's got -the plague he smells,. like a corpse. . Misery! What vile feet he has., Why don't he bury em . for .a . week er twol I wonder, or leave them' out over night , some time when a heavy frost is looked f or ? There ought to be a law to make people wash themselves once a year anyhow ! .i It's an outrage, and a nuisance, and a down right shame to go round smelling like a garbage wagon, and if a man ain't got decency enough to deodorize himself once in awhile ne ought to be cooped up all -alone till he'd stink himself to death!" -V.- """ "v .?Jj Meantime the offensive stranrrer was sniffing and snuffing and fidgeting about in his seat ..Then he faced 'Completely around and . bent upon Mr; Tuckley a searching, withering look. : Mr. . Tuck ley tightened the grip upon his nose, and returned the gaze with interest ' ' ,', "Are you a medical student, sirT' in quired the strange man. '-' ' " -'' !''-1 r- ".'So, sir;- I am not": responded' Mr. Tuckley, wondering at the question. - ihej stranger gave, him a startled peculiar look, settled back into his seat for a moment or two, and then bounced up impetuously, seized his satchel and bolted into the next forward car. J Tuckley was a little surprised at the strange action of the man but marveled that he hadn't taken, his smell along with him. ' None of it 'seemed to-be missing, and what appeared .still more singular, every body in that part of the car seemed 'to be holding his nose" and eyeing him suspiciously. Mr. Tuck ley felt moved to try a change of atmos phere, and at once -proceeded to a seat in the rear end of the car. As he passed down the aisle his satchel accidentally brushed the face of a-sleeping pilgrim whose head was hanging across- the arm of the seat -Quicker than .light the man was wide awake, twisting up his iace in ail conceivaoie contortions, ana wanting to know : i ; ;i - . "1 say, pard, what a the row! Jiave we switched into a soap factory, or telescoped with a train of hmbergerf" - Mr. Tuckley threw back a withering look of indignation and passed on, leav ing the man to scent out the mystery as best ne could. Picking out a seat as remote as possi ble from the other passengers he con cluded to curl up and - court slumber, and thus get nd of the horrid smell which still clung to the car. Arrang ing his valise for a pillow he proceeded to make himself comfortable, 'but no sooner had his face touched the satchel than his nasal muscles contracted in rebellion so suddenly as to almost loosen his scalp. But the mystery was cleared up at last, and Mr. Tuckley stood face to face with the fact that his capabilities for' versatility in the province of inexcusable imbecility were decidedly more extended than he had dreamed of. , ,The next .time Mr. Tuckley feels moved to manifest his good will by an offering of garden truck, it is safe to pre dict that he will award the job of trans porting the . same to the express com pany. . "" ' Two Wasted Lives. Truth stranger that fiction could be told of the life o& the late Mrs. C. one of the most eccentric characters of theJ ooutn-west. Jf rom the administration of Washington to that of Van Buren she was an habitue, of the. capital.' Jeffer son,' Randolph and Madison were her contemporaries. Her youth was spent on tne snores of the Ohio when, f itts- burcr was a tradinrr-fnrt. KVir rielrl dur ing her life all of her husband's great wealth. The heir his nephew who was to receive the property at her death. when he came of age refused to learn any profession or trade, as Mrs. C. was then htty and in infirm health. -. She would not rive him a penny, although she was childless, living alone ou her plantations, surrounded only by slaves. ' " You better go to work, George," she would , say to himT, I'll i;walk over your grave yet." . He waited twenty,' thirty, forty years, He was a pauper, but the dead woman's shoes were not yet ready for him. She made preparations apparently to live forever. Every year she bought the costliest dresses and laces, made in the prevailing fashion, and stored them away in her ereat solitary chambers. The heir, a feeble old man, died at last in the almshouse. She lived en. In her hundred and first year she was prevailed upon to make her will. After disposing of various ' properties, the lawyer reminded her of the Bogg farms, which she had inherited from her father. " They are mine, she said, quietly, and continued devising her husband's estates. - " That is all," she said at length, hold ing out her hand tor the pen. "But you have' not left the Bogg farms to anybody." ! " Sir, they are mine forever !" cried the dying woman. ehe lingered' for another year, in which her former slaves plundered her of all her hoarded treasures, and died at .last poorer in friends, in spirit in the real riches of life than even her dead pauper heir. What . sermon on effeminacy, pride and covetdusness could preach such a 1 il. . u icBBuu as wese two lives i ' The Cabinet meeting ways of two fa mous presidents are thus described in one of the Harper's new American novels: "Johnson used to seat the members at table, call the roll as it were, ana go mrough business by departments, beginning with the Secretary of State. Lincoln was entirely different ' Every man took a chair where he pleased, ?The resident walked about, discussed mat ters in a free and easv wv. or nt. down with one and another to private confer ence. He did what he liked. I have Known mm to roost his feet on the table, teu stories to the Secretaries for two nours, and then send them home." All About a Brick. A well-known, citizen relates an inci dent somewhat fn this wise : One bright morning in the month of' November, some years, age, I was preparing to go down town, when the servant informed me that a man Was waiting at the1 front door to see me. i j ! j.!'.t "Tell him PU be down ,in a moment" said I. ' ' " ' ' " ' . On going to the ' door a man of tall stature -and robust appearance'; calling me by name, requested assistance, say ins: that he had a Were family, a Wife in delicate health, and ho means to procure food, lor them.. ..'or,- rtti? ,-. t You appear to be strong and healthy; why don't you work?" asked L 1 ' ' " li'Voimply.alf, for the reason that I can-4 not procure work." Not having any work to give him, I thought I would test the sincerity of his intentions. ? , ,. -' . :t -. i If I give you work, what pay do you want?" ' ' i " Anything, sir, you choose to give me, so long as Lean obtain means for my suf- farinfr famllir ' " Very well," said I, "I will give you twenty-live cents an hour -if you will carry a brick on your arm around the block for five hours without stopping. Thank you, sir; I will do it" After hunting awhile I found a brick, placed it on the man's arm, started him ou his walk,-and then' went down town to my business. ... fit--. Wi. . Not having the least faith in the man's promise, thought but little more of it yet as I knew I should be back within five hours, I determined to see if he per formed his work. . My business kept me away rather later than I expected, sol had to forego my usual Walk home, and took r a Fourth-avenue car, to', be back within the five hours. , , r, "'As" I approached the comer of the street' where L reside I found a great crowd of ., persons . feathered, two fire- engines, a hose-cart and a hook-and-lad-der truck. iVJpeii inquiring where the fire was, I was informed that it was a false alarm, and that what brought the people together and occasioned "the agi tation: was the spectacle of & tall1 man carrying a brick on his arm around the block for nearly five hours.' ,The neigh bors were looking at him from the win dows and doors as he passed along ; some thought he was crazy, but when spoken to his answer was, '"'.- " - " Don't stop me it's all right" -- - As he interfered with no one, he was allowed to walk on undisturbed. . - " Where is the man?" I asked. ' ' , " There, you can see him at the other end of the block, walking with his head down," was the answer. ' , ' 1 ' tie was jUBt about turning the corner, and I waited .till he had performed the circuit, then, taking him by the arm, I marched him to my house, followed by 'a lot of boys. ! In the meantime the fire men, engines and hose-cart rattled off. The man was thoroughly tired out when I took him into my hall and seated him op a chair, and my servant went for a little wine nnd gomrttrmrr tr rnt Tirnirl him a dollar -and a half. - He informed me that, while making one of his turns, a lady came out of a house and inquired why he was carrying that brick, and on eivincr her the reasons he received a dol lar. The object soon became known, for as he passed the houses small sums were given i. to: him , by - different . persons, and he was well satisfied with his day's work. " But" said he, "what shall I do to- morrowr , '. -- . 'j : ,t. .. : " Why." I replied. " iro early .in the morning to the houses from: which you received the money and ask for work, and no doubt you will find some one who will put you in the. way ot getting it; then report to me." ' 1 ' - . The following afternoon he informed me that he had been sent to a German, who kept a pork establishment in Third- avenue, ana who wanted a cierx to xeep his books. - He was to get five dollars a week if his work proved satisfactory, add his duties began on the following day J Before leaving me he asked for the brick which, he had brought him such good luck, and I gave it to him. Within the year I ascertained that the man had been transferred to a larger establish ment of the same kind with a salary of one thousand dollars. . : - ' Three or four years after this I was riding in ' a street car, when a well- dressed man accosted me with a smile, and asked me if I knew him. Seeing me hesitate, he said, " Do you recollect the man who once Carried the brick?" .U . . -. He then informed me that he was do ing a prosperous business on his own account,-iad laid up money, aud' ex pected to build himself a house up town. . . " What became of the brick?" I inquired.;- . ' , : ; ' . " That brick, Bir, has always occupied a place on our mantelpiece, and we value it as the most precious of our little possessions.- It has made our for- tune.' The Austrian Emperior and His Love Story. The Emperor Francis Joseph, of Aus tria, is indefatigable in his application to business. He retires to rest at the hour when life is beginning in Vienna, and at five o'clock in winter, as m summer, the Emperor, active, laborious and watchful, is always on foot again. He breakfasts on a cup of coffee placed on his desk, smokes one of the ordinary Viennese cigars while reading volumin ous dispatches, and remains hard at work until the early family dinner. Enthusiastic sportsman as he is, and devoted to mountain scenery, no wonder he is delighted to hurry away to his favorite hunting grounds in the hills of the Saltzkammergat ' He leaves Vienna in the evening, like an honest merchant who has finished his business ; he crosses the Traunsee in the night, and arrives .1 n . .-rt .l.lnnl. ,n I. rt mn.n i Tin- av i,ui an ui o v uuvs w ton? uiuiiuui There he is to be seen in his blouse. wifh his great walking stick, roaming about in the most enchanting district of all his picturesque domains, or chatting familiarly with the peasants or their children. He is - very happy - in his marriage. His first, meeting with his future Empress was romantic. . One of her sisters had been destined for the Im perial Throne, and when Francis Joseph in his hunting-dressarrived one even- me at his iather-in-law s residence on the Traunsee, he was received by four young ladies of the family, who have all since then made excellent marriages, As he was chatting with the group,: he saw an apparition of beauty, with mag nificent hair floating over the shoulders, illuminated in the. fall glow of the sun set, approaching them from a, neighbor ing wood. It was the Princess Eliza-' beth,' the fifth of -the nisters, and the Emperor from that moment became her slave. Miss Kellogg says that men are fit only to be squeezed, uueni otopi That is, ouch I Aew York Herald. Some Munchausen Stories. , , Scribner for June contains a paper en titled ''Lying as a Fine Art; and the Claims of the Eevi Samuel Peters as an Artist,", by W. L. Kingsley, editor of the New Englander.' According to Mr. Kings ley, Peter's M History of Connecticut," published in 1781, is In a great measure the source of the famous libels on Con necticut in the matter of the Blue Laws. How worthy this author is of belief may be inferred from the following stories told in the History as. sober truth : ' ' One night in July,' 1758, the frogs of ah artificial pond three miles square and about five from-Windham, finding the. water dried up, left the place in a body. And marched or' rather hopped to- ward Winnomantic Jtiver; .Ihey were under the necessity of takine the road and ' going ' through- " the town, ' which they entered about midnight The bull frogs were the. leaders, and the pipers followed without number. They filled the i road ' forty 1 yards - wide for four miles, in Jeneth, ad were.. for several hours in passing through the town, unu sually clamorous. The inhabitants were equally perplexed and frightened ; some expected to find an army of French and Indians,, and others . feared, an earth quake and dissolution ' of nature! ' The consternation was universal. Old and young, male and female, fled naked from their beds with worse shriekings than those of the frogs. ' The event was fatal to several women. The men,' after a flight of half a mile, in which they met with many broken shins, finding no ene mies in pursuit of ' them; made a halt and summoned resolution , enough . to venture back ' to their wives and chil dren, when they distinctly heard from the enemy's camp these words: r Wight, Hilderkin. Dyer. Tete." , This last they thought meant treaty; and, plucking up courage, they sent a triumvirate to capi- .... 1 1 J 1 1 TI , 1 viuaief wiui uie supppsea c rencn ana Indians. These three men approached in their shirts, and begged to speak with the generaii?jrat jt beingiAwsi aud uo answer giTen, they were eorely. agitated for some time betwixt hope and fear; at lehgth; however, they discovered that the dreaded inimical army was ail army of thirsty frogs, going to the river for littlewater. ...... i. These Btories are . thrown into the shade by the famous account of Bellows Falls, in the 'Connecticut Biver: Two-hundred miles from Lonr Island Sound is a narrow of five yards only, formed by. two shelving mountains of solid' Tock, whose tops intercept the clouds. - Through this chasm are com pelled to pass all the waters' which, in the time of the floods, bury the north ern country." At the upper cohos the river spreads' twenty-four miles wide, and ior nvq or six weets ships- of war might sail over lands that afterward produce the greatest crops of hay and grain in all America.. . People who can bear the sight,, the groans, the. tremb lings and surly motion of water, trees and ice, through this, awful passage, view with' astonishment one of the -rreeiteiTt phenomena in . nature. Here watetja consolidated, .without frost,- by pressure, by swittness, between the pinching, sturdy rocks to such a decree of induration that an iron crow cannot be forced into it Here iron, lead and cork have one common ' weight ; and here, "steady as time and harder than marble, tne stream passes, irresistible, if not swift as lightning.' The electric fire rends trees in pieces with no greater ease than dees' this mighty water. ; The passage is about four hundred yards in length, and of a zigzag .form, with ob tuse corners.' . . . - Science Popularized for the People. In whaling, ; oil is generally struck while floating on the water. '- Anoutward aDDlication of tar and feathers over; the whole body -iaffectualin keeping off musquitoes. during tne Winter., Uoid coin has been beaten so thin in the United States that it has not been visible for the last fifteen yearsv Some of the fixed stars are at such immense distances from the earth that a man. could not, with, a two-foot rule, measure the immeasurable distance in a whole year. , It is now dis covered that the Peter Prussiate of potash when triturated with the Diocleledon of tne bromide oi potassia, will unite in tne form a symposium of pizerinctum. The ephimeris of the five inner satellites of Saturn has been calculated for the ensu ing year.' It should be framed and hung up- in every coaHcellar. If , the. earth should be suddenly stopped in its orbit, a denee of heat would be evolved which would furnish motive power foe twenty- uve nunorea locomotives going ai. me rate of two miles a minute, for four thousand years. The bones of a Nastur- tion were recently found in Urgo, France. The stomachic cavity was full of melted ice, a proof that it lived before the glacial period.. Professor, Squigly announces that the Pharaohs built the 'Pyramids to make three corners in building materials. .Gunpowder may be kept non-explosive by keeping it away from the fire. Pro fessor Tynderall has been making some interesting experiments on sound. : He finds that the phrase,- " Will you take something to drink V' uttered in a West ern bar-room, will be heard all over the ouilding a third quicker - than -any qtner combination ot inglisb words. A Scene in the White House. [Washington Star,] A wiry little weman, about forty years old, aod with snaky curls, down her back, stepped up to the President's doorkeeper a few days ago and solemnly announced that she was the Qoddessof Liberty, and that she had " descended from the dome of the capital on purpose to see the President." The doorkeeper, somewhat surprised, snowed ner to tne ante-room, and asked her to remain there awhile.' He shortly afterward led a party of ladies in to SCO the President who merely wuhed to pay their respects to him. Un seen by him the . Goddess of Liberty slipped in with the party. . Inside she created somewhat of a scene bv rushing up to the President, repeating her asser tion tnat sue was tne uouoess oi liberty just stepped down from the dome, and demanded the pardon of her son, who, she said, was now in the New Jersey penitentiary. . The President, equal, to the occasion, maneuvered her out into the hall again. She planted herself by the doorkeeper and refused to move until she had received the pardon of her son. The doorkeeper. after considerable trouble,,, got rid, of her by saving that the Attorney-General had all the papers in her son's case at the Capitol, and she had better go up there immediately, as he would soon lock up his office for the day. Hearing this she decamped, walk ing ' briskly in' the direction of the CapitoL,-: , . " Bill, how did you and Tom end wat dispute Sunday!" , Why, J called him a liar and dropped the subject" " Called him a liar? Did he take itP' "Take it T Of course he took it 1 But I dropped simultaneously with the sub ject" ., [Washington Star,] RATES OF ADVERTISING: t m. 1 Inch..., csrn saw US no 15 0 is Ot a on MM soot ISH8' 4M; 1 SIT tou -00ll! on n Sol TfJ-oii 113. m 1 1 inchk,-, 4 ao 1440! 17 34 011 Meal. 4 0U 7(0 oo loan SflO U 00 wool 30 Ml eol.. 13 a) m oo 40 ) 1 (jijuin 0Ms-lM7-SU ins w w A. V wa Business eards of flrs Unas or Itaa, is par annum. Local noUoas 10 cents par Una aacn insertion. ' Simple announsmants ef saarriagca and deaths, and church and beoeTolent society notices invvtra rrsev Any additions to otdtaarr -aoMeeti.-wUI be eaarged ST cents per Una, , .,; ft ,- 1 Farors most be banded U si tuff tr Tttesdiy Morning iff rm ore iseerteon the easier Taals Communications apon lahjacu of (eneral or local Interest areaolieitedr -U s .' .- ,...;; Spaca. A TRIO. BY GEORGE LUNT. j:,' M r'-t ';i:j:7 v-tt-in'-rll v A whip-poor-will sat by the edge ot the wood, . Perched on a log in his wonted mood,-' ' And ewsr he chanted lis plaintive strain "rWbip-poor-will " orer and orer again. . Under the log waa a cricket's nest T 1 ,. Who chlrruDed awar at his rer beef! ,1 hesi hy, sshssi Isi aiai liliss Is A. bloated buU-frog had his haunt. . 'i 'i--. - ...--; ii ii Just as the shadows erf eeenfng fell, - nd the breew to the lee-ie a toft lwell, Chorused in song with the whip-poor-will ' - Weregutteral DuU-irogs4dcrihetshrilV( J 5 ' Fooll fool!" growleoMr old bull-frog, ; 1 eittmk there on Tour kellejr kK, t ,t tr.'T ' HakiDg night hideous with your cry, i !v' While I charm all the passers-byl' ..LU'O 'sr. " Cheer up, cheer up," sang the cricket emaD, : ' " Yon break my bjeitjwitajour strange sad call; I shrinkjnyseli from the slightest oucb,-p v And why should yon want whipping so nrachr .Ti'1) :-ifi. '--ttf l it; Tf.i.1 " Whip-poor-will," cried the lonely bird,. " -But flew as the leaves by the air were stirred t And soon he repestadhisaiouTnfullay, - ' Softened by distance, Jar away. . . if ,,; - -a.,'i..'; ii tl .'1 1. , y - SomeUmea, fn moods when the ckct'stheer And the bull-frog's mutter offend my ear, Far to the depths of the forest stiif -..n--'-I, would fly. like the whip-poor-will. ' Harper's Magarine for June. EVERYDAY SPICERIES. The Norrislown 'f&rald insists t that no man likes to hold a girl baby fn his arms until she is seventeen years'old.'- The swan's down; which ladies sigh for is plucked from-wild geese. Detroit -Fret' Freu. -s It . isn't i tviair-Chicago Tmtti '-..I'lrfijij' .fjtij.t-.rViwVT . It has' iust been discovered that the quality of humor is not strained." This will account Jor its too frequent cqarse nesa. .SerjKftru Timet. A x 1 I'THfe" matt who -dreamt- he1 dwlt?in marble-halls woke Up to- find that the clothes had been pulled off from him by l: n t. . ar - ' - l , - nut wiie. jsutivutt jyewt. MS sot himuowa upon the fAfcps that had been newly painted and when he riz to travel home that tral bf his she famtedf3fwrwrf ExchangeijiKM To the American boy there' id kit aw ful, a majestic -rtiftwence in the weight between the- butt end : of fisbVpole and a hoe h'andle.-iSVracuse .Sunday Times, ' ' , A SiX-TOir stone dropped from the top of the State Capitol in Lansing; Mich., one day this wook; oad- didn't make a bit of noise: or ? distur bance--emtu it steuck.-r-jCAtcajfo Journal., ,?) ") ' The editor of the Elmira, Gazette is not selfish.' ' He '" remarks with treat unction, "There's a land. .that is1 fairer than this," - qurton it be were going there umiL-Buffalo ExpretD r!ii The bitterness of poverty is beginoiag to be felt in tne .country as it never was before.-' A' mafr actukily' confessed' in market the other morning thaHie -was about to buy another dog. Breahfatt Table. , ,, a j,; t r aw ' i-j ii noR ' ' Tb dog-bug hnwls on the hillside hlghj ,. ; The sunflower soars in the stalwart sky, iDsown Dwswoma oeneaut uieapray; -. ' - - And the haael-nttt sinffs on its wavy wayj' " Oh, never be cheery, or gloomy, or dry," , the mutton-chop shrieks in the poUywog's eye. . " li: fif , Elizabeth Aixeit, in a poem, asks,, "Oh, willow, t why . .forever. . weepT" Elizabeth is a little mistaken as to the facts.1 -It 'isn't the willow that weeps; it is the boy who dances under the limber end of it BurlingtonHawleye, vjp FAB80IT JNA8BT, it is said, left the New York Evening 'Maxf because ne couldn't get nTs salary. He. shomldn't have been so mighty particulars ne proprietors ( of -the paper twuldn't fjet theirs, either. Buffalo Efprest. ' CxIaxxotte CrjrmiiAir left her fortune 16 her -nephew.' Some young men' in such a case might bare proved ungrate ful and sooi-fwgttatt their- benefac tress.: ;, He, however,-hf 'erected an eleven-dollar monument to her memory. ImdmOnt.)Advertiier.'"'' " ' -Whbit little- Thomaa-BixMH6''loy With berries, jam and jelly cake, iio art can-soothe the chastened- boy no roos- trums' ease ' his Stomach-sche: .. And, If the griping pains dtfy -the medicines prescribed to-foir,jwg parents will do . well to try" the hmpidUqujd . jcastor wLt St Louit Journal i . , , , " " What river is Tenice duf' Janet. Venison is not a river, miss; it's con- -fection, and one which,- having once sampled, will haunch you with, a per- , Jetual desire for more. Yonleri Gazette, anet, dear, do not believe the- young buck; he is making game of your ques- . tion. Boston Commercial Bulletin. ' , . The ablest minds claim that there is no such thing as absolute originality possible. Nothing,"' the argue, has ever been produced ; that : did not resemble something in the earth , or visible heavens;' The new spring hat" is "the nearest approach-to an exception yet dls cevered. -Breakfatt Table. vi,, ,-j..:f! P. T. Baehuh is said to, have re membered one hundred and twenty-four editors in hiS1wHlB WBM like our giraffe now, before Barnum dies. Free Fret. We don't expect to get anything more than the gnus, but we're not proud.-!-. New York Commercial. Any man who would spell noose " g-n-u-s," ought to be hanged, and he'll get it, too. , Jertey City Journal. , ,( , . . ' .. . A mah living in One of our. sub burban. villages unites the occupa tions of phyBwian,-pethecary, preacher . and undertaker. , It is needless msay that he is always busy. . If business be comes slack he can make more by send ing his patient to his drug store, giving him drugs warranted to cure or kill, that generally do the latter, then preach the funeral eulogy, and carry his corpse to the grave. i2ocA(cr, 7mr,. i., -i'v-India rubber tires on. the wheels of carriages are becoming' quite common in England. One of these vehicles,-silently gliding along on a moonlight night, has a very weird effect, and if the horse had India rubber, shoes as well, the whole affair would be horribly, ghost like. "People who do not hear remarka bly well ought' also to be ' encased in India rubber, to diminish the effect of being run over. Hartford Courier. , As American ' who recently visited the studio of MeisBonier accidentally . sat down upon the artist1) palette, which was-covered with paint, .which hadiieen carelessly left upon a chair. , The great painter' was profuse in apologies, out the . American is said to have utilised the circumstance by having, the seat of his pantaloons framed, and offers, it as ' ' Meissonier's last' work.1 price only twenty thousand, dollars." Comanercial Hb Was in entire stranger to the girls" present,' and the boys -were mean and would not introduce: fiirnv He finally plucked .up courage, and step ping up to' 4 young lady requested the Sleasuxe :oN her -company frr?hext ance. She looked, at-him in surpriae, and informed him she had not the pleasure of his acquaintance. " Well," remarked Cazenovia, "you don't take any more chances than I do." Exchange.