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OLD JOHN BROWN'S PLAN.
What IIU Sob Owen Sajra of It Caua of If Failure. Los Angeles county, which is mors than three-fifths the size of the state of Massachu setts, Is not only noted for tbo variety of its products, the bealthf ulnoss of its climate and the beauty of its scenery, but it has attracted numliers of celebrities, many of whom have remained to make it their home. Among others Lns Angeles county has three of the chil dren of old John Brown as nsji lent. "Old Ossa wattoinio" was the father of twenty children, and three of them, Owen, Jason and Kutb, with 1 tilth's husband, named Thompson, have located about twenty-live niQis from bore. I was in that part of the country not long since. Owen is a man 03 years of age and has never married, lie is said to resemble his father, has white hair, small eyes and a grizzly beard covering all tbo lower part of bis face. Ho drewes slout-hy and either alTocta to be or is eccentric. He says he intends to build him a hut on tbo gumniit of one of the mountains where be experts to pasts the remainder of his days. He was with bis father at Harper's Ferry, but escaped with the party that got away. In conversation he was generally very communicative. Tbo apparent folly of the attempt of the few men whom his father kwl at Harper's Ferry to liU-rate tbo uliives being referred to, brt said : "My father certainly had no idea of being cither captured or killed. His plans are not generally understood. If they were hb scheme would not snem foolish. He had studied that whole region for years ruoht care fully. He was a thorough mountaineer, and he had learned all about the Alleghenies. There he intended to Hud retreats high up in tbe mountains, where ten inen were a match for a thousand. Having ntony of these places, he would raid a settlement, carry off tbo ne gmeH and retreat to tlte mountains. If pur sued, each fort would defend itself to tbe lost, then retreat to the next, and I la-licve that l(lO,(M men could not have oven-omo him, once established as be iilanned. Ho diil not eziect to destroy s)h fry at once by a gen eral uprising; be sought to harass it, cripple it in short, to make shivery so unitroiitahle that it would be ulauidoneiL He failed at the liegiuning by staying too long at Harper's Ferry." California 0r. St. Louis Uepubli can. (Awmlorin Itavoteil to m Swl.lt y. la a lecture recently ilelivcrwi la-fore the Scientific Hociety of IIuuiUtk, Bavaria, Dr. Hart wig, the director of the new astronomi cal observatory there, sketched out the future work of that institution. It was well, he said, that an otwervatory hhould devote itrtelf to some siechUity, with which its nauio should be adRociatutl; as that of Paris was wdJt the dotenuination and maping of the fixed stars; Greenwich, with tbo movements of the moon; Vienna, with comets, ami so on. In a similar way Itamla-rg would occupy a certain limited Held, and labor therein. Ia the first place it would undertake the sys tdiuttic investigation of the parallaxes of tbo lixed Kturx, a work which hiul already lieen artially m-i formed at tho Cajie olwervabtry for the southern, and at New Haven in the. Unit! Htates for tbe northern heitiisiibere. liumUrg will tie provided with a 7-inch heli omctcr, tlte largest of its kind at present in the world, although the Otjw oliservatory will soon lie provi.lcd with one of tike siunn size. lr. Hurtwig pointed out that at rciit tbe mrnllxi- of only eight or ten of the stars were calculatul, while about 3,inju remained to I i done, anil this, be said, would take a single quuliiieal olnrrvcr more than thirty years to uosMniUish. He hojil that ns I-ij-bic anl Otttiiujer were about to bo rovidcd with helioineters, they would particiiate in the work, so that in a comparatively short tinio wo may obtaiu a more accurate notion of the distiuice of many of tbo fixed stars and of tlieir grouping in swico. Another work which Komlierg would undertake is the inves tigation of tlie. .hysi-ul libration of the moon u prollem that has lietu stulied at Konigs berg since 1S4.7, and biStraslsirg since I'STO. Fraak Leslie's. Counting CTattlo on the I'laina. Coining front Kt. Louis on the sleeping car I fell in with a couple of men from tbe cow boy region down by tie Indian territory. They owned ranches thorc and were talking ' about tbe cattle business. One was an Eng lishman and was on his way back to tbe old country for short visit. He was saying: "1 counted 745 rattle in a field this syle of Kansas City." He then took from his vest pocket a thing something like a silver watch. "Tliis is a cattlo counter,' ho explained. "You hee there are three figures on tbe side. Now, as often as you press that little knob a figure changes for the one next higher. Tlrnt'j how it works," and be preteil the knob rapidly and the figures eliungud at every pivsMnv. "With this I' ran count up to VM its fast as cattle can jump iit me. In In a field I have just to commence at one end and kick nt the cuttle one by one, reMsing this every time, and I won't muke a mistake ovtce hi li times. I never go in for thotio new f angled ar rangvnivuts,'' said tbe American ranchman. "1 liave a cow boy who h.ts lilw buttons on a string. Ho can count rattle as fast us they run with that string. He has another string around hb m-ck, ami nt every liw counted be slips a button on the m-ck string. He can count 10,11110 cuttle with bis strings as easily &s)ou ran git '.lint on that thing, iuuI do it as correctly, too." Detroit Free lress. A Toy front Autietam's Field. Un. Hector Tindale post, Na Ittat. of this city, has been presented with a small brass cannon, which is apparently a toy, lut it has a historical interest. It was used at the luit tle of Antietam, Keiifc. 17, ISifcJ, with deadly effect. It was drawn from Sharisburg while the lattle was in progress by a boy hi years of age, who lived in the vicinity, and who, like ohl John Burns at Oettysburg a year later, went into the conflict on bis own t sonal responsibility. Ho took a osition on an elevation, and with bis little cannon faced tbe enemy ami poured load after load of deadly mi&iles from tlie muzzle of bis minia ture cjuiuum into the ranks of tbe Confeiler utca. The young hero fought for hours in the ranks of tbe Union army. Among the 100.0UU men with whom he fought there was not one with whom lie had any (icrsoiutl ac quaintance. While thus engaged he was shot, it is be lieved, by a Confederate sharpshooter. W hen found he was lying upoa his face, with his body across the little gun. After his death the cannon was kept until recently, when it was sold for old brass and Itruught to this city with other old motaLs. A comrade of tlie Tyndale post, who is an extensive metal broker, learned the history of tlie little piere of artillery, then dirty ami corroded, and presented it to the society. It has been cleaned and brightened op ami looks like new. It is at Hit three feet iu length ami has a bore of lesa than two inches. Philadelphia Times. Clvlsr Ills Ulootl for Others. The French government has presented a gold medal to M. Dupuisch, a couuiwu iorter In Puis, in recognition of the extraordinary devotion in giving of his blood in operations of transfusions of blood, thereby saving the lives of several persons." During tbe past tare years the gallant porter has braved the perilous operation seven times. Chicago Herald. HENRY LABOUCHERE. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAMOUS POLITICIAN AND JOURNALIST. One of tbe Phenomenal Figures In Eng lish Current Politic Constant Expos ure of Abuses and Injustice Work as a Journalist. Henry Labouchere Is one of the phenom enal facts of English current politics. I be lieve it is scarce too much to say that, next to Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Laboachere is about tbe most popular man in England, and it must be admitted that his popularity is deserved, has been fairly won, and rests upon a solid foundation. He has much more to do with the control of English politics than you might imagine, for ho and Mr. Cowen, who aro both in tite confidence of tho Irish niemliers, have been acting as a go-between recently in behalf of tho government; Mr. Cowen with Mr. Parncll, Mr. Latiouchere with Mr. Cham berlain. That Mr. Labouchere should carry on negotiations between two prominent pub lic men is, in mora than one sense, quite fib ting, for hi bis youth ho was in the diplo matic service, and was for some time an at tache of the British ligation at Washington. There is a story told of him at this period of his career which indicates his nonchalance and disposition for a Joke. A visitor called one day at tlie legation to see tho British min ister. "He is not hi," said Laltoucheru. "Never mind; 111 take a seat and wait till ho comes." The visitor was bunded a chair, on which he sat for about an hour, when he t canin rather restive and consulted his watch. "Look here," ho said, "I cant wait forever; bow much longer will ho bef "Well," said tho impudent attache, "ho left for Canada this afternoon, and I expect him hack in aliout six weeks." During his diplomatic career I Jil)iieliere saw men and cities, and doubtless had many opportunities for ob serving the slutdy side of human character. EXrOSlXO ABUSES AND INJUSTICE. No muii of our time has had more varied kuowifilgn of the world, and it is no wonder he liecome somewhat of a cynic But there is no bitterness in his cynicism; it is of a gay and light order. Under the outward garb of cynicism ami light raillery there is, if I mis take not, a birge fund of genuine human feeling. Mr. Laltouchcre's constant exposure of abuses and injustice, especially in the ad ministration of tho law, is lieyonii all pruisu. Every faithless public officer, every stupid or vindictive magistrate, every unfair judge will be subjected to his merciless criticism; and his pen is always ready to support tho cause of tbe injured und the weak. He is specially se vere on gluttonous aldermen and on the forcea of bumbledom; and never a week goes by without some fresh exposure of these peoplo iu the columns of Truth. Mr. IjulMtiiehere's intellectual powers and his n-oressive views may sibly lie traced to bis Huguenot descent; for bo belongs to a French Protestant family which came b Eng land after tbe revocation of the Edict of Nantes. His undo was Lord Taunton, a prominent memlu r of the LiU-rol juirty some thirty or forty years ago, and a meiulier of the Liberal government; so that Mr. I.ilioii cherc, a democratic leader, is a iiieiiiU r of on aristocratic family. Thus, while symiuthiz ing fully with tlie aspirations of the lcoplc, lie is sutlieii'iitly in touch with tlie aristocracy to know exactly what resistance will lie made hi any proposa-d reforms mid how that reMst oncu can best lie overcome. Though Mr. Lu Imueheru was in parliament for a short time many years ago, his real parliamentary ca reer may lie said to date from 1, hi which year he was elected along with Mr. Bradlaugh to represent Northampton. Previous to that time Mr. luliouchcru had lieeu a good deal of a "society" man, having, I lielieve, enjoyed tlie friendship of the Prince of Wales and other leudeis of fashion and society. He had also been an amateur financier, in which ca paeity ho hail often outwitted some of the oMi-st ami keenest hands on tho stock ex change. HIS WOIIK AM A JOUH.NALIST. When The World tbo enrlii-st of the "so ciety" journals was fouinlrd by Mr. Ed mund Yates and Mr. (Ireuvillo Murray, Mr. Labouchere was connected with it, but after ward founded Truth, an organ whk-h now enjoys mi immense circulation, brings its pro prietor a lurge annual income, aial is dis tinctly tin mibt readable paper iu England. A good i nu t of this is written every week by Mr. Lubouelieru himself, and it Is wonderful how ho mmuigcs to find time for it, as ho is always cool and collecti-d, never hurried or worried about any tiling. TrBth is read miKtly by co!e who detest Mr. Laliouehere's IHilitical opinions. Its arrival is eagerly an ticipated by well-to-do fashionable jieoplo hi Kulturluui villas and iu pleasant retivats by tlw seaside or in tlie towns afTivbtl by the wealthy iuuI idle classes. I have actually seeu a copy of tlio unhallowed piqer inside a cathtolml hi a provincial town, while its owner a well-dressed lady was listening placidly to the' nfternoou anthem. I think its proprietor would have relished tho incon gruity of tin- siectacle. I was iu a flrsts-biss carriage on a railway leading out of Loudon, in w hich was a lady eagerly ierusiiig Truth. "You should not rend such a paper," said hex buslmud, a thorough tyjie of tho Englisli ui ht mill. He class. "Why mt(' "By-nuso its editor is a disn-putal.le man." "Well, it's very interesting, and I supine, it doesn't mat ter who wrote it," replied the lady, as she read on. In iersoiial appeai'iUMi' Mr. Lahoux-here is of middle height, with hair Koine w hat tinged w ith gray (he is M years old), and with a de cidedly intellectual face, lie always looks like a man who has tasted all things and found them vanity ; for nt times there is a m-t melancholy expression on his face, while at other times a humorous cynicism is tho prominent expression. He always .wears a black frock timt, buttoned all the way, and puts one band in his pocket w hile, speaking. His voice, is not very strong, but clear and good. He bus probably consumeil more cigarettes than auy other man in England; and be is, strange to say, a water drinker. Loudon Cor. Itautou Advertiser. Illiiftruttve of the Turkish I .aw. A gentleman, formerly a professor in Rolierts college, Constantinople, relutes the following travesty of justice illustrative of the law in Turkey, where an accused man must prove his iimoccucc, or else he is de clared guilty: A convert to Christianity came to Dr. Lord, a missionary there, and asked if it was ever right to tell a lie. This was a staggerer for the doctor, and he said hu would liuve to know tbe case before he could divide, although, on general principles, be did not think it was. "The cuse is this," replied the sucker after truth: "A Turk, a stranger to me, living in ltutsrhuk, accused me of buying and receiving from him l.tlW sheep. I knew of no way of proving that I did not buy and receive these sheep, and the case must certainly go against me. It came up for trial to-, lay, and after the charge had len made, I admitted that I liml bought and received tlie sheep (which was a lie), and had at tbo same time paid for them in f ulL He couidnt prove that I hod not, so the case was disinisseiL" Tbe doctor thought that, if ever a lie was justifiable, this was certainly the time. The Argonaut. WOMAN AND HOME. A PLAN TO ESCAPE THE TYRANNY OF FASHIONABLE DRESS. Child-Iove Dear to Wonien Boforo lie ginning Lavn Tennis A Suggcstlou. With a Pool lnl Wire Sunny Itooms. Things Worth Itcuiemlx-rliig. Ho let us welcome that step of progrus which iiitroduii-s among nieu tbe wearing of corsets, l t us hop that in time the stufTiyl cushions and the steel hoops and the length ami weight of cloth will lie added, too. Then they will sec tlie absunUty of it, und maybe the system will collapse. Even woiim'ii who ore independent in most things cannot n liel here. They are liouml hand ami toot, mid arc helpless. And so far from U'iu;; n sign of freedom, the unendura ble, tailor nuide iln-ss is only an additional link iu tlie. chain of I "milage. lteally and truly, if women aro ever to use tls-ir brains and their Imdics succiiofully they must ! physically fr!. Biooil can never rise to the brain tlmmgh a tight huil corset. Women are simply fools to exicct it. Wbilu the sex i Ires us niihi out of every ten Uiou t lie stiii t to, there iwver will 1) a woman statesiiuiu, or M-holoi, or inventor. Tho handful of liiilly great women the world bus Sii-ii were iintraiumckil by tonveutioiuilities of dii-ss as of other things. George Hand dressed like a man. Joan of Art: was a stable maid, with briNid shoulders, splemlul strong anus, and shining hair that never knew a rimping pin. A corset would liavo tx-eii as much out of plaiv upon her as upon un angcL It is all very well to talk of higlirr educa tion fH- women But tliey will never gain it while tin: world stands. They will never gain any intellectual prize worth having as long as they continue to dress hi the present alt surd and iaiuful fashion. Dr. Hii hardsoii, of London, says so. The subject of el uniting the w h..le st le of women's dlli3 is one well worthy tlie atti ntioii of social reformers. I luie a plan to escape the tyranny for myself As 1 walk homo in my day dream, kicking my frightful tailor-made dress uUiut my fii-t ut every step, I picture to myself a future. Thi ii- is a little form on the river, not far fiiini Cincinnati. There is just thu spot for a pretty house iimii tlie hill overlook ing tlur i ivcr. We shall build tho house, two or thru- p-ople of us, ami go there and live. We shall raise roses, and chickens, und stia fiei rii-s, and Alderm-y i ivam. It is my old dr. ii hi. you iereeive. But there is another Condition now, addod by the largo exiiericiice of the .ars. Iu Kiniimer I tJiall wear a khort culii-o dri-s , w ith Just as little cloth iu it ai pir.sit.1.-. In winter I shall weurallaiiiielilress of the .siiiue iatb-rn, and shall never have any other kind. I'or inn then cities may go bang. Fashion cps Lilly may do her woi-st und I hhiili d. ty and msii-ii her. I shall havs trsi-npil to p'lrmiLse. Klia Areluud hi t'in cum iti t 'oniiiierchd (fua'tu. 4 It 1 1.1 Ijivr Hear to Wiimeii. Even iii..i-.. true than for men is child lovo deal I. M ....i. ii. How dear none but those wholi.iv - iki ii deprivisi of it can tell. All un ! l. Un-longing for tho tiny, eling in,. i.. ... .. t U.hvish kisses weui-s decH-r and d . . i. it i s id oi l hearts. I think tlie had lie : ill I.A. l- heard Was the bitbT coufes si. .i. ... . j i-ripplcd Kirl I luive known for y. in - ; .!.. was a young wouuui when 1 was a i.l.l ; 1. 1. Eveaiasloug ago as that, I can r-'i. i ... i tli.' exquisite tenderness that usiil hoiii. 1 1. .i.-i to ti.-uisforiti the ioor twistiil fiuti and iu .kc gi-iitli: tin- heavy, liolf-lifelesi hand... t hii-c, not baig ago, sho was ill and 1 was with her. A little whitehead)! Iy, whom soi in- one who loves him calls "Thistle blow." was nestling conteuteilly by her side. "How you do love chili lrcii," I said thought lessly "What a pity you liave not half a dozen t. kt--p jou busy!'' Heaven fm bid that I may ever si on any woman's face again tho look of passionate re liellioii tluit was on hers that moment. "I!" site said I ioor lus-ursed thing 1 1 never yet have seen a woman so wretchedly i kit, so utterly miserable tluit 1 did not envy bet thu wedding ring umiu her hand and the puny, unlovisl. u uen n si for Imby in bei arms!' Solili-ttmes I Wonder if tilt ehildll ll left to tin' enre of nurses and tint contamination of the street would lie so left if for one moment the tirt that blazed in tluit jtoor cripple's heart could shine in the breast of their care less, fashionable mothers. If women could once taste the pbtasuiv of doing for and being with tlieir'cbildreii it would not take them long to learn that the happiest, numt prolit able life is that of a conscientious, swett tetiiierel, loving wife and mother. While there i nothing in this world that appeals, I think, so strongly to mu as a lutro footcd, runeil, forlorn boy with tears mak ing streaks down his dirty foi-e, I still ILnd more pk-asuiv tluui I like to admit in wau deriug about among a trilie of jolly littk- tor ments or wuti hing the pretty, graceful wuya of a well bnsl mm k-ty lutby. New York (iruphic. ( bance tor a Woman of Taste. I was bdkiug the other day with un un fortunate won mi i who, like myself, has nc eye for tin; production of toilet elf.s ts, nn aptiH-sti for dress iw-tsuiiplislina'iit, and is not bright a--; to Uirgaius. "Ainl r," said sIm-, silently w iping away a tear, "my life is a weariness ami an unrest. I inn forced to dress ut least U-coiniugly ; my busiiiiT.s t.ik.-s i ue w here a ta.st.-ful toilet Is a itts-cssit , and I can not achieve sucii-jj uloiw. Cuii you help me! Will you go with me and buy a dressf "Ak us- lather," said I, repressing a Hob, "togo with oil to eaituru the moon. Where other tolk.. pay titty cents a yard for goods 1 invariably pay 1. Where others get what the) n: k for 1 take w luit 1 am told, and make no sij; a. If 1 should aixsmijiuny you, pome hori il.l fate would overtake Us. We dhould I- ...i-.Utl for shoplifters, or return w ith satin goua wlicu we call.il for cam bric 1 am un Hi it, and worse than an idiot, a. hvui.l, shopping." ".Vie tlu re not w.. ni. u who are gift. si with mercantile instincts," suggesttsl my unhappy fi i. i.d, "who would take us in chargi at so luu- Ii a hea.1 and dress us properly f" -1 have otU-il thought," said 1 sadly, "tluit I might find some gifted N-ing to undertake my seas-ai's outtit. I would iay Iwr priv, an. I ! id of this in.-ul.u-. of cure that wears m.' to tli. Ii.-i.it! ' l.ct us adv. i ti a- t.r her.'' said my nmi KUii. ni, wl.il.- a l-lu-h of reviving bo?tingtsl tlie miI1.m ..I h. i- cltti k; -if such a person could ! f.siiHl, i.iy 1 a - on life niigltt lie re mwed." lur bilk wa.- an earnest oiw, ami full of suggestion. Why sb. ail. I there not Iw fouml, in tliis.l i oi ..im- woimiu's bt-uggk for in dcpciKlcii. e ihm! iiuiiiit.sunice, s. mm tastrful, drc ki.ly vl,o w.aild take six ks gifted sishrs at a.i mu. b f.iccc to dress ami f uruishf I throw tile hoe and awuit all ausweriilg Ull.l.l.v -AmUr" iu l.'bhtlgo J.iUlluii lie for r You llogtu Ui Trunis. 1 1 y..;i l:.4'.' weakness of body or Hmb, you i. i.i 1 1 t i.lnui toiTi-cting it by suitable nn-kl -r.iiw' u...l p.-o. i-ssiveexerrises. For in stall, v, ii ..... .itk s are not strong, tt U evi l. ...iy I.i. i. ti.:.c thoy trere; th.'ref-ire, prvA-vcil tobiTaii. scrus of gentle gym nasucs tor tho discipline of tho delinquent muscles, and go through thoru religiously every day till you cat: sit down on one foot, with tbe other stretched out straight in front of you, and riso up livo times in succession on each foot. If you get quickly out of breath with running, practioo springing up and down a given number of times, putting first ono foot forward and then tho other. If your liack is not strong, it is high timo it was. Toko a cool sponge liutb on rising in tlie morning, and for exerciso stretch your bamls as nigh as Mjssibln, and beiitl, hrst tiackward and then forward, till your lingers touch tbo floor; also work with light dumb liells or a good juiir of ticaii luigs, laying tlM.ni In-fore you, some two feet distant, on the floor; and stepping forward, first with ouo foot ami then tho other, to pick them up, raise them high almve your head, rvpla.-e tliem, und regain tho erect ptisitioii. If your arms are thin ami weak, you can make them round and strong; if your breast is flat, with hollow places in front of thu shoulder, you can arch it out and till up the ungruivf ul hollows by using light dumb bells and Indian child, devising for yourself various move ments to bring a st rain upon the very iiiusclo w hose silo you w ish hi inereus.. All these culisthcni.'S should lie lieguu with the grcuh-st moderation; on the first day only a few movements of each kind should In tried, and for n-veral days they should be stpp.sl U-fore you lgiii to f.i l tin-d. At all times they should lie piiicticcd with lungs fully iiithrted, head ens t and lulckbone us vertical as jiossiMtV At the same time yoij should proetieu with your racket und ball against a wall, cither outside the house, or, in I uid wVuthcr, hi some upper room. Har--i-'a lluzur. Mail with a 1'oolUh Wire. Often, w hen going out of Loudon niiout '. n. m., 1 luive confronted tho trains full of busy, anxious looking men hurrying into Ioiidon, and I have said to myself : "I won der how many of these IHxir, hard-worked fellows have wives, or sisters or dnnglib'r who really help them, take tho Weight of life a litthi oir their shoulders, expend their sill .stains wisely, keep from them domestic worries, and, above all, bike care of the money r" "But for my wife I should haw I wen in tho workhouse," is tho wcrvt cou si iousni-ss of many a man; and it is a curiou. faet tluit while many a woman nmki's the liest of a not too estimable husliaiid, no power on earth can save a man who has got un unworthy or even a foolish wife, lb cannot raise her, and ho himself w ill gradu ally Lciwrr in her lovcl ilay lijr day. What 1m flue wlthtu hi in g-r.iwliijr iswirso to syui lutlhlb- with eluv. Or even if she means well, but is by nature or education what I may term an "incapal.lr wouuui," he fiiids hiinselfj sin Kile. I with ii.it only his own share of the life burden, but hers. The moro generous and b ndet heart.il he is, tho more ho is made a victim, Uith to her and his children, till he sinks int.: tho mere Li-fiuK winner of the family, wh. has bis work to do, and does it through pride, duty, love, or a combination nf all thus-, usually without a word of complaint il.ies it till ho drojis. Men luive a great deut of error to answer for, but the silent eiidiuuiioc .f many middle-aged "fayiily men," to whom ofb'ii alas! through tlie wife'sfault domi-stii' life has Us-ii i mule a burden rather thiiiia blessing, ought Ut le chronic 1. si by the re cording angel with a tear, not of suiiis,i. .n, but ailmiratioii enough to blot out any man's youthful sin. Mrs. Muloch Yaik in lbu i i 's Bazar. Several ThtiB Worth KeiiieinlM-rliig. It is said that salt should lie eaten w ith nuU to aid digestioii. That milk which stamLs t.' long makes hitter butter. Tluit rusty llut innis sliould U rublnil over with Uvswux and laiil. That it ri-sts you in sewing t. change your nisition frispusitly. That a hot, strong I.'UkhuuIh taken at lnsltiiiM will break up a bo.1 isiliL Tluit tough lieef is made ten der by lying a few minutes in vinegar unti l. That a little soda will relieve sick headach caused by indigestion. Tluit a cup of strong c-oibs. will remove the in lor of onions from tlu breath. That a cup of hot w ater drank W foiv meals will pn-vclit luiusea and d) sieisia. That well ventilnt.sl IhsIismuiis will prevent morning headaches and lassitude, 'l h.it out: ill n faiut should lie laid on the tint of his luiek. then loosi-u bis clothes and let him alone. That consumptive night sweats tuny U arn-ste.1 L spinning tlio lnty nightly in suit water. That a fever luiticlit can lie nuulo cool und com fort able by fretuciit sponging otrwith smiu wat. r. Tluit to lieut eggs ijuickly add a pinch of Milt. Halt cs its, nnd cold eggs froth rap idly. That tbo luiir may he kept from falling out ofb-r illinss by a fnsjuent application t the sculp of suge ti'O. That you can take out sNts from wash gomls by rubbing them with tlio yolk of eggs Im-I' ore washing. The white KMt-S umiu vuriiisheil furniture will dlsappi-ai if you hold a hot pbite over them. Family Doctor. Tlie Need of 4ut-of-lor l ife. What tin -si young women need is out -of door life. .Not exercise in tlie "tlyiii," but tenuis, croiui t, rowing, hrschui k l iding, all in light weight cIoth.-s and with loosened isirsi-t strings. Nowhere, virib-s uii enthu siast, is l-auty so jicrfect as in the saddle If wouuui, conscious of loveliness, con vinced that tho go. is have nppoint.il hit u trustee of licauty for tlio del.s tatiou of the fcterner wx mid tho discomfort of her fel-low-woiiuui, bus a keeii jirrccption of the i'liviroiiiuciits must favorable to la-uuty, she ivrtoinly will not hesitato to beck the sail die us her throne, and the soft, wurm, melt ing buidscupc for a tiackgroiiiuL As th.i glove lits, so must tho habit. Then, well inounbsl, with a free rein iu a lirui bridlo hand, she is olt with a dash, flood! Tho isilor comes, tho eyes bimrkle, and tlie tresses would prove truant t the eomli. And this is the sunlight. Hero mi ir cent, is to l attribuUsI to nature and 10 per cent, to tlie artistic tailor, tb t away from half light . and dreary 5 o'clock teas. Mount and lie oil' Dash around the uk in pursuit of health and happiness. Into the sadlc, young maid . and nuitrons. You w ill then rival the star... to le followed in your course by the eyes of honest admiration. Cincinnati Couimcrci.l Caz. ttc. Sunny Kimiiiis Make Sunny Lives. I t us bike the oiri.'st, choicot an. I suiir.i est r-mm iu the house f i t our living room the workshop where brain and btnly are built up and rewarded; and there k t us liave n liay wimlow, no mutter bow plain in i-tru-ture, Uiroiigh which the goml twiu angers--FUiiliglit aikl pure air can f ns-ly -nter. Tbi . window si mil lie the liu of tho house. Ii shall give freedom and ssi to sunsets, th tcmlcr prts-ii and cbuuging tints of sprin; , tho glow of summer, the imp of autumi.. the white of wiuU-r, storm and hunshiin . glunmer and glotan all these we can eii jo . as we sit in our sheltered room, as tho t han, ing ymrs roll on. I 'ark rin ims bring iV pre -bionof spirits, imparting a sens of conlin.--nient, of isolation, of powerlessness, w hich t . chilling to energy and vigor, I sit in light i : good cheer. Even in a gloomy house, whet the wall and furniture are dingy brown, yuu have but to tako down the tiingy curtain ., open wiilo tho window, hang brackets c.i cither side-, set flowerpots on tbe bracket i and ivy in tbe pots, and kt the warm air ktraoxu in CLicao Tribune Women Cur Conductors in Chili. Tramways run from one end of tho Callu Auturo I 'rut to tho other, being drawn by horses. The car has two benches running length wiso on top, and there tho second-class iasNcngcrs ride, the ascent lieing mado by iih-ons of a spiral staircase in rear of tho car. '1 ho fare is live cents for first class and two and one half cents for second, in their money, which u ul unit half the value of ours. Tim drivers mi- all men, hut all the conduct." are women, mid some .f them uro really v-ry pretty. They s.lls-t the faii-s ami regisUr them on u dial on the rear doors of the cur. Tho women of Valparaiso bavo fair com plexions, regular ami baii.Lsomo features, dress well ami tasti-f ully, and an-, as a rule, well eduenUsL They speak French, Italian and English, and are good, ut times brilliant, conversationists. 'flu-y ur, iu ud.lition, aiuiablo, bocpitable uud charibible. '1 he only thbig tluit can U-siiil against theiu is tliat they are too often given to the worse tlian almiuiiuiblo practico of "painting." Yalpa raiso Cor. Couricr-JouriuiL Women More Honest anil Conscientious. W omen as u rule make Utter ex. t utors nnd administrators than men. They uro honest and conscientious in the discluirgo of tls-ir dutii-s. Hiiriiig my thirty years' cou iiis tioii with the proluiU' court 1 have never known but one woman to beisuuo short lit her :-t Moments, and Mint was a caso of mis iiuiiiaciiiciit anil iiiisiuterin'tatioii of iluty rather than f iuteiitioiu As a rule they tiro scrupulously hom-st. ( if late it is imite usual for wills to prov ide that exis'utors or admin istrators sh.ill not give Ix.n.L I think the law should bo uiueiul.sl soils to pro ido Uiat none but wives should administer upon e-tab-s under such isiiiditions. Men in charge of such trusts often defraud estates, l-ut vvoiiieii never d. Ck't'k in tiloln-lii-miXTat To 1 1. nig I'nfranicd I'hotographs. My p:it nt way of hanging iiusliuiii siivl pliotographs has always given re.it satisfac tion. If they are not sutlleieuMy valuable to lj frail in I th.y have fullillcd thcii' mission if they last and give plensure for an entire sum mer. I have two tiny holis in the top of thu card, each say four iiichi-s from either edgn of the card, if it lie twelves inches across, otherwise in proportion. Through these two hides I run the s.'ime or dinary brown twine 1 bavo usisl so much for every eoms-ivahlo picture for which it i strong enough, iuuI luuig it up. I liave rarely found that njy pictures so bung warisl, but when they did I fashioned with my tolerably skillful f. ininino ja-k knife two thin strips of w.l, which I glued on in tho fashion of a kite frame. That settled tho ipjis.tioii of warping m-atly and effectively. Cor. Kew York liraphie. The Old-'lline Virginia Cook. Aunt l.vd.ly, a true type of the old timo iivinia isn.k, wasiiot teinptisl when fr.nl. Mil eainc to il.-scrt her former nuister's home, and she takes great pride ill teaching the younger members of the family the secret of her art Sin- is ii..t.sl for the deiiniey of her preserves, und ns-ciiM) , while puttiiig up straw lien ii-s, i-Xiatiatiil iu he following manner to one of tin- daughters who was anxious to learn: "Sec here, homy; it ji-st takes 'miff sugar on du ripe, clean, dry lu rrii-s to resolve 'em, on.i den ye inns set 'em on a quiet like kind o' lire an' let N in stau' long 'liutt ji-s bi draw de ug ger out. u 'em; dell luff 'em cool quite like 'fore puts 'cm up in do glasses.'" ;.-. York l 'oiiuiu reial Advertiser. 1 he Care of 1-aoe Curtains. Never iron bus' ciirt.-uns, nor even (iiibn.l dercd uiusliii om-i. Have two long, slender lioarils, us long or longer Minn the curtains. Tuck on to these a strip of cloth or wide lujai the entire length, liai-e them oubloors on chairs, us you would quilting frames, tuid carefully pin tho wet curtain ln-twci-n, stretch ing it until it is entirely smooth. Every mint iuuI scallop should In- pullisl in Khiips and fjt.biiiil down. It will quickly dry, when its place can l' filled with another. Chicago News. Hot Water ;! for Sprains. Hot water is the best thing that can lie used hi lieal a sprain or bruise. The woundul part should la plam I in water as hot as can I m tionie, for lilt.s u or twenty minut.'s, and in all ordinary ciiss t he pain will gradually dis upN'ar. Hot water applied by means of clotli is a sovereign reunify for neuralgia und pleu risy uiins. For burns or scalds, apply cloth well saturabil w ith cool alum-water, kecpitig the injiir.il iiurt covcl frisu the air. 1'hila- ielpliia Call. I nline l''rplrat inn of the Hands. A mixture which is said to lie a cure for undue in-rspirutioii of the bunds is uuulc of a quart. r of an ounce of ivv.ler.sl alum, the white of olH' egg und enough bran to inuko it thick (Kiste. AfbT washing tho bamls apply this; let it n in.iin on the bands two or Minn iiiinuU-s, ami tin u wipe off with a dry, soft towel. Lllk v. i...i later is ln'tU tluuih.it or oild if in.- . is tender or incliii.il to chap. l'hilinteipl.i.i "alL Cause mill 4'nre of MolilineHS. Moldiness is o.s-iisioiiisl by the growth of minute vegetation. Ink, juL-ti', leather iuuI isls most frequently suffer by it A clove will prevent it. Any essential oil will answer equally us well. 1 lost on Uudget There uii' no newsboys in the City of Mex iivi. Thu papers uro all sold by women, who bold them out to iHisscrs-by, but never say a woiiL The life of a U-nutiful woman is m-ver mo notonous. Then' is a glamour ov er her niot-t ti iiniiHiiiplaei'performaiiiv. lVtures are deisirative, more so than furni ture, und they never wear out! The first rook was tho father of civiliza tion. Chinese Maxim. Driving Away tho Organ tirinders. "Yet in spite of tlu iipimn-nt desolation of tbe district, two It.ili.iii organ grmdisrs are luiunUng the stns't. Tliey play a tune or so behind oik. another nearly all day long, ginuing U fore I get up. I don't interfere with tlictii now. Si'veral of the girls iu tha Ixtscmctit of the d.solatt mansions like it, but ours is a quiet street. Hut 1 have dismissed the organ grinders in double-quick time. Iu Italy 1 found that Mie ngular jmlieemaii's warning wils 'Cauiinab'l' Tito lirst timo I trinl it on an orgiui grind, r the effect was nuigicaL I sui.1 b my man in a Iuiih-s.s like way 'Camnuite subito!' and ho vunLheil hko Uie apparitiou of a ghuct I aLso Lit umii unotlHT scheme. Make a ta in Mie air wiUi your chin. This is tho only negative gesture understood in Naples. It is the ex act reverse of the ailirnuitivo Ii.L At any rat.-, many organ grinders understand it very well, and w ould li more likely to obey it liet-t-r thou disM-ntient English threats or shakes of Mie b. a.L The two nx thois placed to-geth-r are as if a New York pickpocket, l.iok ing out for'work iu tho Stra.Lt del I'opulo, werobi Ik ucisistoil by an Italian tilict-nian in citizen's ckMies with a liowery wink and 'come, now, move oil' Try it once. It is certainly better than tolling a falsehood about there being a sick person in Mie room, which the fcignor in tattered clothes docs not comprehend." New York Sun. Henry Watterson now "l.ir.ks as if ho never bod an hour's illness in his life." ON Till': PLANET 31 A US. THEORY THAT THE PLANET IS IN HABITED BY HUMAN BEINGS. Some Curious Kurt Concerning Onr NeighlM.r lir.l Color of the l.:iol Mar tial A t inospherc I'rohalilr sini of tho Al:irl ialites n IHijeet ion. rVuiktv tiiis ago it was obs rve.1 that sit u ntcil ut '0-li polo of Mars there is a whito iateh, w hich iiicr'as.-s and Us-r.xi.es at regu lar imVrvaLs. This had lnvn olrs rve.1 for many years U'fore the exiilanatioii was Fug gestiil by HersclM-1 tluit it was due to tho f ns-zing of the scu, and was exactly anal.igiHis to our Arctic and Antarctic s-ans. If Miis was title the uit.-h of i.-o would of course de crease in the martial summer ami inert-:!.-' again us the w inter came on. This was ion shown to ! the fact Thus we ss that, as for us regards the sea, Mars is very similar bi our earth, with the exceptiou that the pro nrtiou of land is much larger, t u the earth the land is only alxuit ni.--thii.l of the area of tlh seji, vv hilo on l:irs the land and sea sur fuci'S mi-iii to l about ispial in et.'llt The land is much cut up by the water, which ex ists in t so much iu tlie form of a few lare ocellus, but rather as a number of curious shap.il. narrow inlets and channels, which intrrsis-t the isiutineiits in all ilins-tions. The bright risl is.lor of the buidis u curious fact for w hich no n.l.iu:it explanation lets 1LS yet Iki-h sugg.Usl. Herscbel sisi.lensl it was due to the ps uliar nature of the soil; but it ci rT.iiiily s.sins curious that in this oiiit Mars should differ from nil the other planets. The ap sal an. of the earth seen from a .similar distniiv would probably ! u dirty gns-n. or i-rhaps brown. In fact, on the earth we have no soil or rock, which oc uis iu any quantity, of the ml i-olor which wooliserve on Mars. There is th-n-foiv no vegi t.-it. .ii. uuli-ss we adopt the curious thmry advaii.nl by a French savant that in Mars the foliage is nil. Cnhickily we b:ivi no instrument that can at nil help us here; tin b'li-sisipi-anil sjm-tnisi-opo arc alike use l.-ss, and for the pn-si-nt we niu-t unit, nt onr-M-lvi-i with vain i "iij.i tun-s. TIIK HISItM'K OF I.IKK. The next miut that ought to engage our at to!iti. m 1--tin atmosphere, without whi.-li no life is jNissil.l . Without entering into ealeu latioiis we u.av state that the pressure of Mie itiriitthe sin fan' of Mars would 1-e almt iii.il t live iii. lii's of im-rcury, or al.ut i.ihv sixthof the normal nt nut-pheric pn assure on t'i iiu th. Now, given an atme.ph-n and large extent of s.a, we would naturally cx e t that cloii.is would form a proiiiim-ut feature on the Martial surfaiv; ami olisiTva t ion has pro vast this to ! the case. The air on Mars lieing much l.-s .tenx. than on Mie earth, it is pr-siim:iblc that the winds would move with much gii-.-it.-r vel.n-ity: mid for this reason it has li-n thought that tru-s could not grow to any considerable height. We must, however, l-,-ir in mind that though tlie velocity would I' high, the actual force of the w ind would pn-Uil ly imt l very great on ms-omit of its cxn-ssive tenuity. Iu an inquiry as to the probability of tin exist.-iiii- of life, one of the most iiniortaiit mints to l taken into iiiiint is the amount of beat available. Now, Mars is at such a ilist-ui.i- from the sun that on the whole it would rnvivo about two-fifths as much solar heat as we do. This dm-s not, however, give the iiiin unit of In -at that is actually mt-ived on the sui fa. si of the planet, a iiisi.lernble projiortioii lieing nl.sorli.il ,y tho atmo phere; nnd sini our atnn q ilu-re is so much denser and thicker than that of Mars, it fol lows that we Ins.- a much larger pcrivntigo of the solar beat To calculate tlu-cxact amoiu.t of beat alisorlml by a given thickness of nir is a very ditlieult, if not iiiirssililc, problem, but it Mi-ms likely that, taking everything ilib account, the inhabituitsof Mars w ill re- s-ive mon bent from the sun tliau we do. This would have tho effect of making the evupoiiitiiiii very large, and if so the martial nt uue. there would lie mostly composed of water viir. Aisnrdiiig to lYofsNor lingley, the tru. ul, n-of the sun is blue, nn.l its y.'llowin-.s is due to the dirt always present in the air To the inhabitants of Mais; it would mostpnilt nbly iipp-ar nearly white, uii1k, in.l.il, they also have volcanoes to fill the nir w ith lava lust. I t us now sum up tho facts as we have stjt.il, and di teruinie, as far as v.e carl, w hat sort of man the inhabitant of Mai's must be. In the lirst place, the force of gravitation at the surf ace is only just over one-third of it-s equivalent on thu earth; a .und would, then-fore, weigh iilx.ut s,ix ounces in Mars. If. therefore, we assume that the men are of such a size that th. ir weight and activity are the same as ours, they would be aUnit f.iurbs-u f.i t liih on the average. This would make their strength v. ry great, for not only would it In-actually superior to ours, but, as eveiy weight is so ii.u. h smaller, it would In; u . pireiitlv piooi tion.illy im-reasail. Skli.l. I.K TIIK MAIlllAl.irKS. We should, thi-n fi in-, exi-t to find that the Marti.ilit.-s have e .xii ut.il largo eiigimir ing works; la-ih.-qis also Mieir t-lKipes aiv lunch mi i i.T bi ours, and we have l n olt-j.i-ts of inter. -st fi their oliscrvcrs. With n gard to t. I.Ks.pj-s, it may lie inb-ri-sting to cXumiiM what is theeff.i-tof Mie highest mag nifying power we ran use. At bis in-ant approach, the distance from us b) Mars is ulmt :tT,ii,io mil.-s; oiul assuming that the highest iwcr that ran I u-s-d with a.1 vantage is 1,'J1, wo apjipich with our trl-siiiMtt t a dlstaneo of :ui,il miles, so that bouses or towns, or, in.lml, any arti tici.d works, would lie hopelessly invisible. With regard to the supply of In-at and light, we have sti-u that Mio Martialite is not worsv off thou w e are. To him the sun would nj. pearns u white or j rhnps blue disk, ulmut two-thirds of the diameter that it c.p ars bi us. Tlie Martial day differs but slightly from ours; his year, however, is much longer, lieing alusit ".s7 of our days, which i. ulmut I! martial .lays. Tho inclination of hii axis Ui tho plane of tho orbit is such that bis seasons would lie very similar bi ours. It is dif ficult to nii.ncilo the idea of an extensive vegetation w ith his iirouliar ml ifilor; it is jilst ni-d.e, however, that some of the pwu iti-li.-s generally upiil U l seas may in reality l- large f.m-sts. Tin- ni.i-t valid objection b. the habitabii '.ty of Mars lii-s in the fact of tho extremely low atmocpln-rie piT-ssure, uhi. h, as we havestx-n, Woul-1 pn.b-bly average about five indies of mercury. The lowest pressure tlir.t a man lias ever lived i:i, even for a fhoi t ti.tie, is about seven in.lM-s whi-h was ronchul by Cox well ami CLusIh i- in tin-ir famous Itull-xin asnent. Tbe aeronauts, however, narrowly esrope.1 peri hiii, n.-t only on acr;:it of Mie lw prevail. , but nLsO liemnse of the- evtreme roki. It spom iinpossil.le th-it a "nan constituted exartly as we are roul I Iivs for any length of time breathing air only -tno-sixth -f Mie den sity of ourj. Lut it is rather folng out of our tray to a4nma that tlio M-Ttil.t.-s would be exacMy tbe same as we sre in every way; Mie chances nro a million to one-against it; ami on tlie ollie-r haml, a very slight modification of tho I a rig arrangement would suffice to make life pcrfccUy possible under such con diUotis. Chambers' Journal. W. W. ESTES, D. D. S. Office Over Moragne & Kersting. Kirst-ciass work done on", short notice, and siitisf act ion guarran t.sst m every case. I .-.1'. it a hiro of the public itatronaiie. T..lh cxtiacte.1 without iwiin. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE BOOKS IEPT BALANCEl ADJUSTED. IN strict confidence, tiy i. JIOATHS, KiH-rt mi-ountHnt. IVactical instruction in llookk.s-iuiv lust ot reK-ruK'. Apply at thin oir) -mi'IIEI.L C. ItK-llltAN. JOS. K. B1I.HW1N. BALDWIN & COCHRAN. OrriClI, Lemnii SlriM'f. t. v a itv. 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