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o untain Imnc 04 / / A ♦ MOUNTAIN HOME. IDAHO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 188). VOL. I. NO. 33. OEO. M. PAYNE Prop. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. —Cabbage and saw-grass palmetto is the material that a Florida gentleman is ti< -irousof turning into fiber. —C -darwood pulp is now made into paper for underlaying carpets, wrap ping up wool, etc., and preservative against moths. The wood med is the heretofore wasted chips of the pencil manufactory. —Among the products which science has put to valuable service is the net tle. a wool which is now even beiug cultivated in some parts of Kurope, its liber proving useful for a variety of textile fabrics. In Dresden a thread is produced from it so fine that a length of sixty miles weighs only 21 pounds. —Sheep are now being successfully shoarod by machinery in Australia. The wool mower can be run 'by either steam or horse power. Thero is now very little poetry left in farm opera tions—If there ever was any poetry in the hard work that prematurely wore out the old-time husbandman. —Building blocks made of corncobs form the object of a new Italian pat ent. The cobs are pressed by machin ery into forms similar to b-ieks and held together by wire. They are made water-tight by soaking witli tar. These molds are very hard and strong. Their weight is less than one tliird of that of a hollow brick, and they can never get damp. —Some physicians have warmly in dorsed the suggestion that '•massage." as an employment is peculiarly suited to the capabilities of the blind, in whom the tactile senso is so strongly de veloped. Indeed, in Japan massage has. for a long period of time, been practiced by blind men, who go about . the streets with a flageolet, drawing -attention to themselves and their occu pation. It is thought that superin tendents of blind-asylums will find this a paisible avenue to employment for their pupils. — It has beon estimated that an aver age of five feet of water falls annually over the whole earth. Supposing that condensation takes place at an average height of 3,000 feet, remarks General Strackey, the forco of evaporation to supply such rainfall must equal the lifting of 322,001,000 pounds of wator 3,000 feet in every minute, or about SOO.OJO.OOO.OOO-horse power constantly exerted. Of this great energy a very small part is transferred to the- w iters that run back through rivers to the sea, and a still smaller fraction is util ized by man; the remainder is dissi pated in space. —Some curious maHüme discoveries show that the oCean teems with life at a depth of more . t.ian one thousand fathoms. At north latitude fifty de grees thirty-two seconds, west longi tude twelve degrees two soconds, thero were brought from twelve hundred and twenty fathoms a perfectly black fish, with white eyes, specimens of thut strange genus of eehinodorms, cal voriu, and a few silieious sponges and rare, beautiful cassidoria. tyrhena, and some'largo and exquisitely colored soil * . anemones, und also a quantity of car inaria and pteropoda, which were cap tured in surface nets. It. many gress have Paloezy. with volumes. squares has hills villas ern Berlin 000,000 cants The city twelve ber the House" office tho years voted of eral cently the the The The in ous offices at tho of rising than ing is the At s hat 1 er dred. all rift with md no tho do this ly in bo all PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. —It is a wise child that knows what kind of a man its own father is when away from home. — N. O. Picayune. —Many men give a too literal inter pretation to Scripture maxims. They shun the appearance of evil more than they do the evil Itself. — Boston Budget. —The old bachelor cynic says that there are some leading ladies on the stage whoso chief claim to that title lie in the fact that they lead their hus bands a pretty dance.— N. V. Tribune. —The latest remedy for snake bites is a wash of carbolic acid solution. There are not so many cases now as when it was fashionable to administer spirit frumenti by the quart. —"I hope you appreciate the fact, sir. that iu marrying my daughter you marry a large-hearted, generous girl." "I do. sir (with emotion); and 1 hope she inherits those qualities from her father."— Life. i —"Purson—"I am astonished, sir, to hear a man with three married daughters say that 'marriage is n failure.' " Citizen—"Well, sir, when you have three families beside your te support you will learn thut own marriage is a positive bankruptcy."— Lowell Citizen. --It Is all right to say that thero are as good fish in the sea as ever were caught; but if the fishermen are to be believed, thero are better fish in tho sea than ever were caught. Somehow the finest fish always manage to drop qff before they cap ho landed.— Puck. -C'Geqtlerqeu and follow-citizens." exclaimed an Impassioned orator: "what if all the European countries should put a tax on our raw materials, what would he the consequence?" "All of our dudes would have to stay at home," shouted a voice from the roar of the house. — Georgia Cracker. - Fannie—"So you are married, Hattie, and have wealth and possibili ties?" Hattie—"Yes, my husband is Fannin—"And you enjoy Hattie—"Very Fannie—"And your Hattie—"O. well, you very rich. it all very much?" much, indeed." jptshand?" know in this world we have to take the bitter with the sweet. "^Washington Prill'. - There aro two classes ot American tourists in Europe who reflect no credit The members of the on this country, first e. iss try to give tho impression thut they belong to the aristocracy, and tliote who compose the second clast act at though the aristocracy be longed to them. Their equivalents in English society are known respectively os snobs and cads HOW BERLIN GROW& It. Libraries, Museum., I'uluee. uml II. (■reut linlvenltjr. Under the heading of "New Berlin" many interesting particulars of the pro gress of tho Prussian capital slnco 1871 have been gathered together by Prof. Paloezy. There are now. it seems, twenty-five public libraries in Berlin, with more than one hundred thousand volumes. Vienna's twenty-nine public squares are compared with fifty-eight possessed by Berlin. Though Vienna has its Prater and Paris its Bois de Boulogne, Berlin surpasses both iu its Gruenwald with its immense extent, its hills and vales, its woods and lakes, villas nnd hunting lodges. Tile north ern limit now lies close to the housesof Charlottcnburg, the largest suburb. Berlin expends yearly more than 10, 000,000 marks on the poor, and medi cants on the streets are unknown. The citizens take pride in serving their city without reward, twelve thousand of them are now thus working for the town, while the num ber of paid officers is comparatively insignificant. More than half of the thirty-one magistrates who carry on the direction of affairs in the "Rod House" have no salary, though thoir office is no sinecure. This unselfish devotion to the general well-being is tho sure guarantee for the further de velopment of the city. It is only four years ago that the Prussian Landtag voted 4,000,000 marks for tho increase of tho royal museums of Berlin. Sev eral millions of marks have been re cently voted for deepening tho bed of the Spree and for the improvements of the Upper Spree canal, which will greatly facilitate the trade of the city. The city rnilway costs enormous sums. The Ministerial palaces, though simple in stylo, have luxurious and commodi ous interiors. Four monumental post offices and the magnificent Polytechnic at tho west end of tho Thiergarden are tho boast of the city. The new palace of the Reichstag in the Konigsplats is rising from its foundations, and in loss than three years it will probably be the greatest ornament of the city. A strik ing illustration of tho progress of Berlin is the almost unexampled increase of the students in the University, who numbered in 1887 no less than ö,888. At this moment the University of Berlin s tho most frequented in the world; hat of Vienna comes next. The mim 1 er of professors is about three hun dred. The pupils in tho now Poly technic number more than 1,200, and all other schools are in a flourishing condition .—London News. Tltt* I The terprise not loads except pauper, of some he e-irape trated race," by nothing below to ism; the world. Great that of lifo not but that ter, is a first one are rest, come semi; is gle to ture More than as but out. the life SNAKES IN WINTER. Description of a Hibernating Hole and Its Inhabitants. A word ns to hibernating holes. I know of many places so designated, but \ever examined but one. Almost al ways thoy are found where a cleft or rift in outcropping rocks loads to open space below. In the one I was familiar with the rock is not two feet above the urface, not over a dozen feet in length, md narrow in proportion to its length. This body of rock had two long, narrow cleavings or crevices. In the fail a snake could occasion illy be seen en tering, but this was seldom, and owing, no doubt, to the long time over which tho period for seeking repose on the part of individual snakos extends! I do not think, however, that I ever know or heard of tho Bnakes leaving this winter home until the frost was thoroughly out of tho ground and nt least mid-day warmth thoroughly as sured. The warm days of late April, when a little frost lingers In the air at night, followed by warm sun during the day, seemed to be the period chosen for going forth. Thoy did not issue out sing ly or in couples, but reptile would fol low reptile in quick succession. Their movements would be quite sluggish, and often one would remain half in and half out the opening until thoroughly warmed up by the heat of tho sun. This outgoing wns all finished in two or three days. Hundreds would bo no synonym for tho number, it was thousands. One April morning—I ,hink in 1863—the lato Colonel N. B. Bartram and myself killed over forty, all biacksnakes, in as many minutes; nnd that same morning over a hundred hod been killed by Amos Lyon, son of Purdy Lyon, who owned the farm upon which this hibernating spot is located. All kinds of snakes Beemed to come to gether here for their winter quarter's slumber. Adders and milksnakes were tho greater in number after tho bluok snakes. Singular to say, this pilo of rock is in an open field not two hun dred foot from a well-traveled road and not twioe that distance from the front door of the Lyons house. The rock is bare of cover, or was when I lost saw It, for not a bush or weed in nny way screened it from observation. I pre sume it originally had been in dense woods, nnd well hidden, but why, after being donuded of its cover by a clear ing up of its surroundings, it should still bo used year after year by tho rep tiles, is a question which can not be an swered .—Forest and Stream. a is a if of to n be at is the An Ambiguous Compliment, She was an amateur singer, and be ing called on to Bing where there wns no accompaniment, at once soared into tlie higli notes, ending with a demi iemi-quaver that shook tho window« and startled the professor. "And do you often sing without an instrument?" he asked, surprised. "I always do," she answered, prompt "Wonderful! wonderful!" he exclaim ed, with enthusiasm, "but I believe it is quite common for young ladies to sing now without any music. "—Detroit Fret Press. the be in iy AN IMMUTABLE LAW. potltlon Which I« at is of of is of Tltt* I nmnltlliiT C Work Wherever We M*J Oo. Colonel went Snort, and tho leave is to my Snort how back. to 3Xi in who ing or tho the It The man who fears to go into an en terprise on account of competition is not made of that sort of stuff which Whether loads to marked success, recognized or not, there Is no living except under the most unremitting competition. Whether millionaire or pauper, old business man or the one of now enterprises, competition in some of its forms is ever at work, and he who would escape competition must e-irape from life, trated by Kingsley's "Do-as-you-like race," a raco who were provided for by the droppings from trees. With nothing to do, tho race degenerated below the apes, and finally ceased to exist—simply because they had nothing to do. Competition moans strife, antagon ism; in short, war. It exists both in the natural world and the business This is well illus world. Sir William Grove, in a lecture delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on "antagonism," says that "it is a necessity of existence, und of the organism of the universe, so far we understand it; that motion and lifo can not go on without it; that it is not a mere casual adjunct of nature, but that without It there would be no nature, at all events as we conceive it; that it is inevitably associated with un- organized matter, with organized mat- ter, and with sentient beings." is a very broad definition, but it is un- qualifiedly true. As an example of an- tagonism in nature, the lecturer speaks first of pulling forces betweon the planets. If tho one pulling force is not counterbalanced by tho other, then the one body falls into the other; is, in fact, wiped out by competition. In the sub- stance of the earth force and resistance are constantly at work; nothing is nt rest, nnd every atom seems to be com- peting with its neighbor. When we come to organic life wo find the law of competition still more plainly to be semi; every blade of grass, every plant, is lighting with its neighbor for the means of living. It is Darwin's "strug- gle for existence," nnd this very struggle is necessary to tho life of the vegetable world, struggle or competition is still plainer to tho view. The naturalist no longei talks of "peaceful nature," for he knows thero is no such thing, but na- ture is a scone of incessant warfare. as This n animal life the Birds in their little nests do not agree, but the stoutest push the weaker ones out. Coming to man, we find the same competition, the same struggle for ex istence. In the most barbaric races those whoean not stand the competition, who can no longe, take care of them selves, are killed to get them out oi the way. In civilized society, however, while there is no change in the war fare going on. the victims are some what better treated. Instead of being killed by the victorious competitors, these latter pass around the hat, so to speak, to provide the necessaries ol life for those who have been conquered. This, we suppose, is what may be called the amenities of life. Advancing from the individual tc communities, the same warfare is ai work. Community is against commu nity, town against town, city against city, nation against nation. In the moral world the same forces are at work. From the law of competition there is no escape, and it is a good thing for the well-being of all .—Stoves and Hardware. Its I but al or the a en the I ever was nt as at the for sing fol until of was B. of upon to were bluok of hun and front is saw way pre dense after clear should rep an DOGS AND THEIR WAYS. Littlo recullarittes ol the Newfoundland and Ht. Homard Breeds. ''Givo us an article on dogs," writes a corrospondeiiL A dog collar is an article on dogs; sc is a flea; which will you have? The dog is called tho friend of man, and it is true that ho is frequently seen running öfter him, particularly whon the man is a trespasser or tho dog if mud. There are many kinds of dogs. The Newfoundland dog seems born with tin instinct for saving children from drowning. It will hang around a mill-pond for days at a time watch ing for an opportunity to win a medal from the Humane Society. If no such opportunity occurs it becomes very melancholy and seems impelled to ask if lifo is w.orth living. A friend of ours imported a New foundland dog to look out for his chil dren, as his residence was near a pond of wator. Every few days the faithful animal would come bounding toward, tho house, dragging a dripping child by his tooth, that he had saved from u watery grave. Then the dog would bo petted by tho family, and feasted and made much of. Yet it didn't seem to make him proud. He lookod as calm nnd indifferent as if Baving a child from drowning was one of the most ordinary events of his life scarcely worth speaking of—nothing at all, in fact, to whut he had done in the old country, whore he had often rescued two or three whole families liefere breakfast. But this thing of bringing home drenched children got to be rather too frequent not to exoite suspicion, and a watch was set on tho devoted friend of man and children. It was discovered Mint ho had a habit of pushing a child into the water, when a favorable op portunity offered, aud then plunging in with ostentatious zeal to rescue it. i'iie Newfoundland dog was promptly discharged, without a recommendation. The St. Bernard dog is a hotel run ner for a hostelrie wav up among the Alps. He finds travelers who are floundering nround in tho snow toe bewildered to remember what hotel their cook's ticket directs them to put ip at, and runs them into the St. Bernard, conducted on the European plan .—Texas SiJUngs. be wns into demi an it is sing Fret ' tit: SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM —Be know happen after Colonel Snort Instruct« Ills Assistant How to Run the ••Clarion." The Texas Press Association recently went on an excursion. Of course, the distinguished journalist. Colonel Bill Snort, of the Crosby County Clarion and Farmers' Vindicator, win one of tho excursionists. He was obliged to leave his journal in chargo of his as sistant. Johnny Flzzlctop. As Jolimn is young and flighty Colonel Snort hud to give him copious and minute in structions how to run the paper. "Now, Johnny, I want you to re member what I tell you, and carry out my instructions to tho letter," said Snort "Colonel, you can rely on me; but how about paying the printers on Sat urday?" "Just tell them to wait until I get back. They are used to that sort ot thing." "But I heard tho foreman say ho had to have money for n new pair of pants 3Xi Saturday or ho would quit." "Well, if ho gets ugly you give him in order on some of tho advertisers who owe us money." "There isn't any clothing store ow ing us money." "No; but Higgins, who has the tin ihop owes us four dollars in trade." "What good will that do the fore nan?" "Give him an order on the tin shop or a force-pump or something of the lind. That will koop him in good hu mor until 1 get back." "Suppose old Major Smith calls for tho rent?" "He ain't going to call. Show him the copy of tho editorial in my desk. It is hoadod 'A Social Earthquake in Crosby ville— Major Smith Implicated. Toll him if ho insists upon tho rent you will publish it." Suppose Miss Pegasus calls to set about publishing her poem on 'Autum nal Reveries?" "Tell her that if she pays in advanei for sovonty-fivo copies of tho paper yon will publish it, nnd for two dollars more you will mention it favorably as a work of genius in the editorial column. Don't do it under two dollars, Johnny.' "Any thing else?" "Don't expose tho mayor nnd eit\ council unless thoy give the city prilli ng to tho Argus." "Ain't there anybody I can go foi while you nre gone? I want to have <omo fun myself." "Go for the Czar of Russia. He —Ill schools Tlie umle der liberally ulnr. oratory. South, being in a of n of my, - dition in cinl of plants. - the of oliey being ( nt of he na- - wns says, says do the to list, ties of it. tho ' ex oi to ol be tc ai the at Let up on ■ n't likely to subscribe. or old Zweibeer, the suloon nn •'•per on the corner, will take his 1. out" ••Any thing else?' 1 "Yes, ive Andy Faulkner, of the exas Central, and Gibbs, of tho Sun •t route, favorable personal notices, lo sure and say Gibbs is a genial pas enger agent That's what I always all him when I want him to give mo a ass to get back homo on." " 'll do it." "And don't forget, if Banker l'cter on returns from New York, to call at ontion to him editorially. You miglii ■ ling in some poetry—'Home from a Foreign Shore.' If you don't do It he will order liis business card out, and wo need thnt ten dollars a year." "How about my grub whilo you are gone?" "Bring out Pete Jackson of tlie Cros byville Hotel for Congress, and ho will let you havo all tho meal tickets you need. If ho don't reciprocate, publish Hint item about his uncle being in the Illinois penitentiary." "Thnt ain't going to feed me." "Johnny," replied tho Colonel, se verely, "it don't seem to tno that you have any talent for journalism." "Yçs, but I've got to eat." "You ought to havo established a free lunch route long ago. proprietor of the Ciosbyville Hotel re fuses to ante up, call attention to the Napoleonic mind and massive intellect nf the proprietor of tho American House across tlie way. Ho sets a pretty fair table." "Is that all. Colonel?" "Remember that if nny money comer in you nro to freeze on to it. Collect all you can, but don't pay bills, aro my agent while I am nbsent, but you are only an agent to take in, not to pay out money. Understand?" "Yes, I understand. "If nny bottles of wine from wedding parties come in, turn 'em over to tin printers if they show signs of quitting work. It will put them in good humor, and make them feci they are identified with tho paper." "I'll do it." "There is a ham sandwich in my desk. It's yours, Johnny." "Thank you, Colonel." "Don't forget to feed the bull pup in the back yard." "Yes, I'll give him that sandwich, if he can bite it." "That's right, Johnny. Look on the humorous sideof lifo. Good-bye, John ny," and Colonel Snort started on a run to catch tho train. — Texas Siftings. a in sc man, seen if born such very ask New chil pond child u seem as a the life in often home too a of child op it. run the are toe hotel put St. Well, if the Y< What else? " Aa To His Expectations. "To put this business on a cash basis, Mr. Peduncle." said tho father of the young lady, "in ease you should marry Irene you must have something to live What aro your expectations?" "Why, as to that, sir," replied thi somewhat embarrassed young man. shouldn't expect much, of course, at tho start, though its kind of you to ask. May I inquire tho amount of life-insur ance you carry ?"—Chicago Tribune. I . ' ..) jn. —A Birmingham man sat in a rostau rant where another man was eating iimburger cheese, and it made him s>. . mad that he hit him with a chair and nearly killed him. tit: IQ10US AND EDUCATIONAL, • —Be of good cheer about death, and r know this of atru;h— that ro evil can happen to a good man, either In l.fo or after death. — Socrates . a Wo is —Ill Franco there a.ro 22.313 national the schools for girls nnd 37.924 for buys, Tlie first mimed are conducted by to- edition, umle teachers and tho last by males. l ! ; Eaglisl Thero is no talent so pernicious ns eloquence to those who have it not un- during der command; women, who are so liberally gifted by nature in this partie- Itvrlty ulnr. ought to study tho rules of female | inti« on as the oratory. Addison. tien, Press, eause tho Luke gar." London Bug that any idea 1031. that tain being mid bishop said, ply from thow, —At one of the colored schools in the South, the girls loarn housekeeping by being placed four at a time for a month in a eottago. where they live and have complete control, under the oversi lit of n matron. They keep strict account of their expenditures, practice econo- my, sweep, cook, wasli and iron. - Cornell University lias made an ad- dition to its entomological department in the shape of a largo two-story filmic structure designed exclusively for breeding and studying inseels. Every known variety will be secured, andsp - cinl attention will lie given to the study of insects destructive to vegetables nnd plants. - "The religious consciousness," says the Christian World, "is a supreme fact of human nature. Chritianty is the su- preme form in which the religious con- sciousness has been interpreted and bodied forth. Therefore if a man is to oliey llio grand Slinkspearian cannon of being true to himself, he will continue ( 'hristian. traced mn - "I do wish thnt I knew wlint to be lieve," said an aged woman whose mind wns nil nt sen on the subject of religion. "Read tlie Bible nnd believe wind it says, nnd then you will find out wind to believe," replied the friend to whom the remark was addressed. Every one needs it religious faith, and this is just, what the Bible gives to those who properly use it.— N. )'. Independent. — Spurgeon thinks that working Christians are seldom tempted. Ho says that the man that has something to do inis less temptation to doubt than the innn who has nothing else to do but to doubt, lloresios m llio Christian Church como never from tho city mis sionary, never from the intense evange list, but always from tho gentleman nt ease, who takes no actual part -in our holy war. — God requires of us tho Biuno quid ties that men demand in those to whom they commit great nnd important in- ai terests. They nsk diligence, faithful ness, loyalty and tlie highest exercise of one's powers to produce the best re sults. God tests us all, nnd oftonest perhaps when we are least conscious of it. How can we expect Him to bestow tho higher places on us when wo have not mot tho demands of tho lower?— ' taudard. in C.) has ward oath, 1" Tlie ly a on or ing it a at a he wo are will you the se you a re the fair but to tin my in if the run is to as on »VIT AN J WISDOM. —"Seek tho good of other men," snys ,.ord Bacon, "but lie not in bondage to thoir luces or fancies." —Tho silent pressure of tho hand is often of more vital good thuii a whole volumo of good counsel. —Wit loses its respect with tho good when seen in company with malice, and to smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in tho mischief.— Sheridan. —Men and women make sad mis takes about their own symptoms tak ing their vague, uneasy longings, some limes for genius, sometimes for re ligion, and, oftener still, for a mighty love. — "Oh. you swindler, you liavo a stone inside you!" us tho wasp said when he ate into the plum. Few peo ple are more virtuously indignant than the, cheat when ho finds himself out witted.- Quiver. —It is not until ti man becomes rich in money—and mean for the sake of getting money riches- that lie finds out how littlo comfort nnd pleasure and how few real friends money will bring him.— N. (). Picayune. ■—If you havo a note outstanding, dis count it. If you havo a bud habit thnt absorbs moral or physical energy, dis count it. When a politician makes the statement that his party basa monopoly nf nil wise principles, discount it.— Western Plowman. it, it the —People aro much happier for iho full exorcise of their powers in a regu lar and methodical manner. Economy, thrift and beauty can he commanded by persistent, patient effort and cleanli ness. and health und happiness lie tho result.— Mrs. M. J. (lorton. —Thero is a difference between on Encrgy is con ergy, force and vigor, nected with tho idea of acting, forco with thnt of capability, and vigor with that of health. Energy lies only in the mind, whilo force and vigor are tho property of either body or Hartford Jlcligious Herald. — Let us remember that in our best achievements lie Lid the seeds of dan ger; and beware lest tho dethronement of custom to mako placo for right should displuce along with it that prin ciple of reverence whieti bestows a dis c plino absolutely invaluable in the formation of character. —11 m. h. Glad - mind. — the live thi at ask. stone. I —How many bitter thoughts does tho . ' innocent man avoid! Serenity and ..) cheerfulness are his portion. Hope is continually pouring its balm into his His heart is at rest, whilst others goaded mid tortured by the stings soul. are of a wounded conscience, the remon strances and risings up of principles which they can not forget; perpetually teased by returning temptations, per s>. . petually lamenting defeated resolutions, and Paley. • SOME CURIOUS BIBLES. r itlur Sobriquet* Applied to Various of the Scriptures. Kill! .in Wo have llio Breeches Bilde, which is indebted for its strange sobriquet to the translation "Adam and Eve made themselves breeches," etc. For this edition, which first nppeared 1660 in form, wo are indebted to the rtc l ! ; Eaglisl reformers exiled nt Geneva; during tin- reign of Elizabeth it served Itvrlty being mainly duo to the Calvln | inti« comments which appeared freely on tho margin. Thon wo have an odi as the i ular family Bible, its poptt tien, printed in 1717 at tho Clarendon Press, known ns the Vinegar Bible, lie eause tho parable of tho Vineyard in tho title to the twentieth chapter of St. Luke is printed "parable of tho Vine gar." Malthow's Bible, printed in London in 1551, was nleknamed the Bug Bilde, from the fifth verse of tho ninety-first I'snlrn being translated, "so that thou slinlt not node to lioufrnld for any lingers by nlghto." The original idea of lliu word—terror Is still to lie bugbear, bugaboo. Wicked Bible was printed in London in 1031. and was so called from the fact that tie- negation was omitted in per tain of tho commandments, the result being Uml tho edition was mid llio printer fined £300 by Arch bishop Laud, the money being, it is said, devoted to the purchase of n sup ply of Greek type for the use of tho University of Oxford. The Whig or l'hiootnnker's Bible obtained ils name from thow, v. 9, whore "Blessed are the The not, tiful above adorns is ring A Mrs. traced in Tho occiirrlii! in St. Mnl error mi that Mrs. nnd seal and from it tho PhieeinnUers" is substituted for "ponee mn 1 it to to nt in- ai re of The Treacle Bible has the T in Jeremiah, "Is there no balm in Gilead?" rendered, "Is there no treacle in (Ulead? ' and tlie Douty, (li. C.) version bus been described ns the Rosin Bible, because tho same passage has 1 he word rosin instead of treacle. Many years ago there existed in I he Stmve library, the Bonk of (iospels, on which the English Kings, down to Ed ward the Sixth, took the coronation oath, with a lingo brazen crucifix, which the monarehs kissed on its cover. 1" self tion a ik Tlie binding was of ponderous boards an inch or so in thickness,':* The it toned by hug! leather Printers" Bible makes David pathetical ly complain thnt printers in place of princes have "persecuted him without a enuse."— Murray's Magazine. thongs. A SCIENTIFIC FACT. of rtlve Talk About Oil, Wille» aud Air. ih( It is n curious fact thnt if a drop of oil put on a highly polished marble table or a largo plate glas- that lies horizon tally. tho drop remains in place, spread ing very little; but when put on water it spreads instantly many feet around, becoming so thin as to produce the pris matic colors for a considerables space. is of of and beyond them so much thinner as to lie invisible. It would appear that a natural repulsion takes place as soon as it touches tlie u nter, a repulsion so strong as to net upon other bodies swimming on the surface, as straw, leavi etc., forcing them to recede snys to is a mis tak re a said peo than out rich of out and bring dis thnt dis the it.— a chips, •ry way renter, leav •v from tlie -, clear area. Thor n be no repulsion between keep them from com •t with cneli other. Air in motion or wind in passing over the >th surface of water may rub it, as surface and ing it large however, 1 water and air l seems, mg in cunt A sim I till! it, upon it in wrinkles, which, if tlie wind continues, are tho elements of fu wore rise be a mutual re lure waves, if there >it. particles of between the pill-lull and no attraction between oil and «a vider will not lie hopped on id -it will tie nt liberty to Tho wind blowing over ether hold t. expand itself, the water thus covered by film of all can not easily catch upon raises tlie first wrinkles, but slides it and h aves it smooth; il moves llio oil a little, which, being between it and till! water, seems to slide with and pre Wlien tim wind blows ns lo vent friction. continually rising on tho buck of every great wave a number roughen its tho wind hold, ns fresh Illen f smaller ones, which it surface mid givo sii it with greater force: this hold is diminished by preventing the f tlieso smaller waves, and were, to I product ion possibly, too, when a wave's surface is oiled, tho wind in passing over it may some degree press it down, and contribute to prevent its rising agtiin, instead of promoting it. rather i iho regu by tho on con V. ). Sun. Positive Cure for Corns. Any number of people- in fact, nearly meet— ar troubled with Thousands of every one iv Ihest dollars wnrtl forco with in tho best dan right prin dis the Glad - painful growths. if "corn cures," "suives," arc annually par who usually find "plasters, chased by victims, such articles to be of little or no value. , a plan of treatment (not original with mo) came under my observation, which etc., — A few years I find, it perse ill give not only relief but The growth or growths will be vered in. cure. completely eradicated and this removnl will be accompanied with but little Buy a littlo liquor potassas at pain. your druggist's and keep it well corked and in a cool place. Twice each day (once upon arising from and upon re tiring to lied) dip a pieco of soft paper, rolled into a wnd, into this liquid and touch tho corn or corns with it. witli a dull knife gently scrapo the sur face of tlie morbid growth a few times. Repeat this procedure os directed dur ing a period of a week or ten days ant) tho corns will soon have disappeared. Caution: Don't allow this liquid to touch any part of your skin except the corn itself .—American Homo. tho and is his others stings Then per LULLABY. Close your eyelids. baby, darling. Like soft c oud* o'er skies of blue! All unseen the holy angel« Keep their watch, dear, over you. To hi* couch in golden splendor Sinks, at last, the summer sun ; While the twilight, soft and tender, Tells the day is done I Lulianv ! sleep and rest. Cradled on this faithful breast! Safe from life's storms, tierce and wild. Sleep and rest, my little child ! Slumber! Lullaby ! Li ko a bird, that, tired of roaming. Seek* at eve Its downy nest. So my blrdllng. In the gloaming, Sweetly sleeps upon my breast 1 Off to dream land baby'* going— Slumber's silken sails unfurled— While night winds Oe r the silent world' Lullaby ! Sleep und rest, Cradled on this faithful breast! Safe from life's storms, tierce and wild. Sleep and rest, my littlo child! Slumber! Lullaby ! — Eea H'(U % in Detroit Free Free». softly blowing MRS. CLEVELAND'S RING. The K ii gage tu« nt Ctr«*l«t Which Was Pre nciiIciI I» Her by the |*r«*lil«nt. Mrs. Cleveland's engagement ring is not, as is generally supposed, the beau tiful diamond which she wears just above lier wedding-ring, but is a large, old-fashioned seal ring, whieli now adorns the President's finger. There is quite a little history attached to this ring and tlie way it, came to be be stowed upon Mrs. Cleveland. A few days before the «'pnrture of Mrs. Folsom and S»r daughter for Europe, it will be remembered that the President went on to New York for tho purpose of seeing nnd bidding them good-bye. It was upon this occasion that I he President first definitely asked Mrs. Cleveland to become his wife nnd fixed the date of their marriage immediately upon her return to this country. Taking from his finger the seal ring which ho had worn for years, and which hud been originally a gift from Mr. Folsom, the President placed it upon lier linger, intending, almost immediately thereafter, to forward her tho handsomest diamond Hint- could be This plan Mrs. Cleveland her found. self ultimately changed, as she decided, •mild lie less likely to attract utten tion if, during her stay abroad, she wore tlie old seal ring which had be longed to lier dead father. On the day of lier marriage, as is well known, Mrs. Cleveland received a magnificent ring nnd necklace of soli taires from the President, diamond for the hnir nnd hrenst from Sec ik it of pins rotary Whitney and Mrs. Whitney, In addition to numerous other small gifts of a similar nature from others, curiously enough, tho first diamond •hieh Mrs. Cleveland possessed little star of diamonds, But, oil ring was a tiny which she wore upon the littlo linger of the right hand on the occasion of This ring was tho gift lier marriage, of a friend in Now York, who had Mrs. Cleveland from early known childhood, and who, hearing her men tion the fact that she had never owned diamond. Bent tho littlo glittering star from Tiffany's tho day before ht departure for Washington when she mi to bo married. This friend as a it a came was among the number of those who on in the same train, and was way came present at the ceremony.— Washington l.elter. in the as and AN ALABAMA DIANA. •inly Who Can Shoot, Row, 11-1,. nod Drive a Nail. Stic Is a girl, not a girl of the period, typical girl of the South, but just, our own Din Jehu, ride and shoot like a cowboy, run like a professional, and swim iikea She will go rowing with nocom A Young tlie fu nor , who can drive like re >it. duck. puny but her dog and gun, and she can drop her ours, spring to lier feet with , and shoot a marsh lien or gros ithout rocking the boat, or She sleeps on «a lie to over her gm all beak, w misplacing tho oars, pillows of down from birds and ducks, killed by her own hand, and expects by next spring to have enough feathers of tlie same kind to make a feather llio and pre lo bed. I neglected to mention whut, per il rkahlo than her on its haps, i other accomplishments, that she can drive a nail without mashing her fln Ouee, indeed, she drove a nail While studying for rein more it this the and gars. to good purpose, a prize at school, she was taken with a violent toothache. Her mother for bade her going to school in such violent pain, and thero was no dentist nearer than Mobile. So, with a sudden re solve, she got a nail, and, holding it against the tooth, sho drove it out (or •e likely in), with one blow of tho hammer; thee she went to school and won the prize. She has kindly taught me how to row with a good stroko, and how to swim with an Inflated pillow Now sho would teach me how I can make ready and take is may rising ). mol with of case, to shoot. aim, but when tho time comes to fire, mv lingers aro so occupied with stop ping my ears 1 cun not pull the trigger. Diana knows every cattle mark in Sho owns quite a umber of sheep and cows, and can tell at a glance if one is missing. At present Diana's most devoted ad mirer is a man who can neither ride, drive, row or swim, shoot a gun or smoke a cigar. This may bo the irony of fate, but I suspect it is fate, never theless, for she imagines now that she detests him, and that is usually one of the shadows cast before the coming event_for. Philadelphia Times. par find value. my 1he community. n perse but be little at corked day re paper, and sur times. dur ant) to the Then A Successful Starter. Mr. Bump has been calling for nearly two hours. They aro talking muelc. languidly. The young lady (suddenly brighten ing up)— O, I like French opera; it has such a go to it! I like any thing tha* has go! He goes.— Life.