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So long ago tlmthtstory paj
No heed nor record o( how long,
Duck In the lovely dreamy days,
Ths tlay of story and of song.
Before the world had crowded grown,
Whllo wrong on earth waa hard to And,
And half the earth had never known
The forms and faces of mankind.
When Jnet as now the years would keep
Their terms of snows and sans and show
It chanced that Summer dropt nlcep,
One morning In a Held of flowers.
And while the warm weeks came and fled
In all their tender wealth of charm,
Shc'slept, with beauteous golden head
Laid softly on her mllk-whlto arm.
the did not hear the waving trees,
The warbling brook she did not hear,
Nor yet the vclvct-coatcd bees
That boomed nbout her n)iy ear.
In many a yellow breezy niajs,
The rich wheat ripened fnr away,
And glittering on the fragrant grot,
Her silver sickle Idly lay.
Hut then at last, one noontide hour,
A gorgeous moth, while hovering by,
' M If took her sweet mouth for a flower,
" And waked her, with a startling cry.
She rose, In anxious wonder, now,
To gaze upon the heightened wheat,
And saw Its plenteous tassels bow
Dcad-rlpe below the sultry heat.
Half crazed, she wandered cat and wcet
Amid the peaceful spacious clime,
Until at length, with panting brcatt,
Sho stood before old Father Time.
With tears of shame sho told him nil,
While pointing to the wheat unmowu,
And said, "What power shall make It fall
Kro Autumn's bitter winds have blownl"
Then Father Tlmo, with laughter gay,
Leaned low his frame, and crooked his
.Ami tossed his whlto beard like tho spray
That crowns the crests of wintry seas.
"Oh, daughter, cheer your heart I" ho cried;
"The wheat slull fall ere falls tho nlglit,
We two shall mow It, side br side,
And reap It la tho star's palo light I"
So Summer clearod her brow of gloom,
And forth with Father Time Khowcnt,
And, haggard Age by Youth In bloom,
Above the tawny wheat they bent
Kre fall of night the harvest fell,
Hut since that season, fair and blithe,
Aj ancient annals love to tell,
Our Father Tlmo has borne a scythe!
HOLD. Tho Care of Itnrucm. '
A harness thnt lias boon upon :i horse's
back several hours in hot or rainy
weather becomes wet- if not properly
olpaned, the dnmngo to tho leather is If
reparable If, after being taken from
tho horse in this condition, it is hunr
uj in a careless manner, traces and
reins twisted into knots, and tho saddle
nd bridlo hung oskow, tho latter when
dried retains tho sainu sliapo given it
while wet, nnd when forced to its origi
nal form, damago is dono tho stitching
and tho leather. Tho first point to bo
observed is to keep tho leather soft and
pliable. This can only bo done by keep
ing it well charged with oil and grease;
water is a destroyer of tlieso, but mud
and tho slimy moisture from tho ani
mals aro evun more dest uetivo. Mud,
in drying, absorbs tho groaso and opens
tho pores of tho leather, making it a
proy to water, while tho salty character
of tho perspiration from tho animal in
jures tho leather, stitching and mount
ings. It therefore follows that to pro
servo harness, tho straps should bo
washed and oiled whenever it lias been
moistened by sweat or soiled by mud.
If a harness is thoroughly cleaned twice;
a year, and when unduly exposed treated
as wo havo recommonded, tho leather
will retain its softness and strength for
many years.
lied for the Sick Itooin.
Two narrow bods (Iron bedsteads)
witii fresh hair or straw matresscs, aro
tho best. These beds aro easily moved,
and thus tho pationt will not bo com
pelled to look constantly at tho same
craeks in tho wall, or count tho samo
three spots in tho corner. You can
move him, now into iv shaded corner,
now to tho western window, to sco tho
mm go down, again iu front of tho tire,
thatho may look at its cheerful blaze,
and ivnor. Into tho most secluded comer,
that ho may rest and sleep. All this is
ai immense gain, and is sure not only
to comfort tho prisoner, but to shorten
bis sioknoss.
No mutter wiiat tho malady may be,
there is muro or less fever, and, in every
possible ease, tho emanations from tho
skin render tho bed foul through and
through. All tho emanation; from our
bodies aro font, and should bo got rid
of as soon as possible. Tho only way
to manage is to havo two beds, and lift
tho patient iromono to tho other. When
tho bed which has been in uso from four
to six hours is rclo ised, tho mattress
d blankets should bo put whoro they
, n bo thoroughly aired, and, if practf
ihlo. sunned. This will not only
shorten and mltagato tho graver stages
of tlio iuuluily, but it will greatly hasten
tho convalescence.
The Cloning of I'linrern.
Of iv few familiar plants tho hours of
opening aro about as follows: Morning
glory, three to four A.M.; pimpernel,
eight to ten A. M.; marvel of Peru, four
to flvo P. M.; evening primrose, fivo to
seven P. M.; night blooming ccreus,
seven to eight P. M.
Thus In each flower and elmp'lo bcl',
That In our path bctrodden lie,
Aroscct rwiicmbranevrs which tell
How fnttjlio winged momenta tly.
Tho hoursJJf closing aro t&dollnito as
thoso of "irniifj. w&fc)Aldwo may ar
range quitj ft dial, tno liiAra being indi
cated by particular plants. Tlio plants
may bo confused by iritans of arttllolal
light, but upon withdrawal of tlio un
natural conditions will, sooner or lator,
rosumo I'icir normal record. It is cu
rlous toViVUtch tho diQ'oront attitudes
flowers assume Inrcposo. In tho botanic
garden in Cambridge tho writer usoU to
go out toward evening to watch tho
changes.. Tlio movements aro somo
times vi-flr quick, especially thoso of tho
foliage, which also lias its timo of sloop.
Thus In tho Uttlo marsllla, a water plant,
with four ob oordato ballets, those turn
in upon eaoh otlior from tlio expanded
condition, so as to moot faco to face.
Thoro is quito nporccptlblo Uttlo 'click'
when tho movement oocurs. Tho petals
of somo plants droop In slumbor: others
fold crosswise j still others ouii up length
wise; ray florets of composltoj. Tlio
wholo aspootof a garden is, hence, quito
changed in tho evening; In facf, it docs
not do to allow our investigation;! to
ccaso wun mo (layiignt.
Koomls, tho fermented milk ordcrod
for tho President, is frequently pro
scribed now by physicians, nnd Is readi
ly prcpnrod. Tho Russian original was
of marc's milk, which contains nioro
sugar than cow'h milk. To make It of
cow's milk, ordinary bccr-boltles with
patent stoppers nro filled with fresh
milk, and into each ono a tcaspoonful
of sugar and another of yeast is put.
They aro then stopped ami loft in sum
mer heat In a day or two a curd will
rlso tilling half tho bottle, but nt a sub
sequent stage tho whey and tho curd
coalcsco again, and the "mixture resumes
tho nppcarnnco in a week of ordinary
milk charged with enrbonio acid. It is
then to bo drank, after cooling. When
tlio bottles nro opened, tho contents aro
tho most furlotH of all corked stuff, nnd
it will hardly bo snfo to attempt it In
the Whlto llottse, if It contains any
works of art. Tlio bottle must be
turned neck down into 11 big pitcher,
tho top covered tightly with a napkin,
and then tho stopper loosened by pass
ing tho bare hand Into tho pitcher.
Otherwiso it would bo all over tho
clothing, wall-paper, ccllltig nnd othor
objects of Interest. Tho tlrink Itself Is
a palatable acid, covered with a lino
froth llko beaten egg. It is a kind of
champagne milk, and is very favorable
to persons who need an held but nutri
tious beverage.
Hummer Pruning,
No orchard or fruit minion can bo said
to bo well managed If summer pruning
Is Hi-sleeted, for tho strength nnd vliror
oi 1110 trees, uusncs or vines, will bo
wasted In making superfluous wood In
stead of forming fruit beds for next
year's crop. It is bettor to pinch oil' a
lenucrsnooi man to let it uoconio a
stronjr branch iiccdlnir tho implication
of tho knife, or it may bo tho saw. Tho
old proverb which says, "as tho twig Is
bent tho trco Is Inclined," Is vcrv cx-
irosslve. If wo wish to obtain well
ormcd trees, wo must bouin In nronor
timo and bring them Into tlio proper
shapo by propor pruning. Tlio forma
tion of low branches should bo encour
aged in fruit trees for tho doublo pur
pose of having tho fruit within reach
and shading tlio stem from tlio rays of
tho sun.
If summer pinching or Drunincr Is
commenced in proper tlmo, thero will
not bo so many ill-shaped trees to bo
seen: one-sided and double-headed
specimens will not bo crowded with
wood nor witli branches crossing and
chafing each other. Most trees aro In
clined to grow moro to ono side than to
tho other, shooting toward light and
fresh air, and avoiding tho drip of otlior
trees. It will bo necessary to check this
tendency by shortening in or removing
these branches which extend too far on
ono side. Tho centres of fruit trees
should bo kept free from wood, so that
tho rays of tho sun may reach tho fruit
on all tho branches. In tho training of
trees as pyramids it sometimes happens
that tho sldo branches shoot abovo the
central or leading branch; this tendency
should bo corrected by pinching tho
shoots as fast as they appear, thus Keep
ing down tho Irregularity nnd bringing
tho trees into desired shape. Tho pro
ductiveness of npplo. pear, poach nnd
plum trees, and of gooseberry and cur
rent bushes, etc., may bo Increased and
tho size of tho fruit considerably en
larged by priming that is by shorten
ing in tho shoots of tho last vonr's
growth, leaving only spurs a few inches
Calling up Ghosts at Will.
Dr. Abercombio mentions the casu of
iv gentleman who could at any tlmo
ihieo before him a phantom, by fixing
lis mind intently on tho person whose
Imago ho wished to produce. Having,
however, invoked tho figure, ho had no
power to mako it disappear, nor could
ho say how long It would remain. A
writer in Chambers1 Journal mentions
two cases of this sinirular power, which
show that its oxcrcisu is likely to bo at
tended with tho most doplorablo of con
sequences; Dr. Wigan states that ho
was acquainted with a very amiable and
Intelligent man who possessed tho power
of putting boforo lilm his own image.
Ho often laughed heartily at tho sight
of his oidolon, which to him appealed
always to laugh. For a long tlmo this
was a sourco of amusement and plea
santry to him. Hut tlio result was do
ploriible. Hallucination gradually pass
ed into delusion; little by Uttlo ho per
suaded himself that ho was haunted by
his doublo. His other self held obstt
uato discussion with him, and, to his
mortification, sometimes vanquished
him in argument, at which ho prided
himself on being an adept. Wearied
out at last ho resolved not to begin a
now year; placed in soparato papers his
dally oxponsos for n week, paid his
dolus, awaited pistol in hand tho night
of Deeombor81stand tho moment tho
clock struck midnight, blow out his
brains. That this oxtrordlnary faculty
Is ono that cannot loner bo oxorcisod
with Impunity, is also illustrated by tho
caso of tho gifted but cocontrlo poet
painter and engraver, William Dlako.
His modo of portrait painting was cor
talnly peculiar. His own nooount of M
to Wigan was as follows: "When H
model was presented, I looked nt it at
tentively for half an hour, sketching oc
casionally on tho canvass., I had no
need of a longer sitting. I put asido
tho drawing, and passed to another per-
nri..: t i -
son. When I wished to continue tlioiV10shold ougngo a number of girls to
Ih-ut portrait sketched, I took tho sub
jeot of it into my mind, I put him hi tho
chair, where I perceived him as dis
tinctly ns if lio had been thoro in reality
I may oven add, with form and color
moro defined than in tho original. I
contemplated from tlmo tho imaginary
figure. I suspendod niv work to ox-
amino ma poso; every tlmo J
cast my
ovo on tho chair I saw tho man." In
Soa y0lV' u amo( " ," "n(l V?mP great treat, and will often throw up olh
300 portraits, great and small, liut the . Sr I'tcupatlons rather than lose it. In n
Nmnnula nf nil nvnrat rmnlmil Imnm nntlnn I ll tiff. , . ... ....
Inevitably overtook him; by degrees ho
....vu.u ... .... w. mtiutitwiuM
lost tno power to tusiinguisii botweon
tho roal and imaginary sitters; ids mlnW
became confused and unhinged, and ho)
spent thirty years In an asylum.
She Wrote on Art.
Florence I, Duncan.
I toll you writing for the papers is no
Jokqiand donH you just oarn your
moiidyP Pays good onotigh, but its too
fcwl Boforo fjumpod Into this thing
of writing on Art, I tried everything
wax powers, wnoio an in ono lesson,
rocess: then I beaded parasols
and did spatter-work deoulcomania for 1 tho fresh chostnuta by tlio snokful, not I ored olmractors or hieroglyphics, and
a notion fiouso: then T canvassed Plo-1 makos opon-rtir Ufa unalloyed pleasure; ', llko stono onduro ovor attor. Thoth
turosimo Amorioa and Duplex Elllptlo but, on tho otlior hand, ono can hardly moss is not tho namo of a King. Thoro
corsoh?; but I wno getting into typhoid roasted, as thoy aro oaton in tho cities, novor was a King by that namo. Tho
fovor and my head was all of a whirl, but plainly boiled nnd oaten hot from word has a roforonco to tho third mis-
and ono day I was fagged out und I got
I Ioturesqiui and tho corsota all mixed
up, and they thought I'd been drinking,
but It was tho fovor coming on mo.
Alter that 1 was ill ton weeks; l got in
tho dollar storo ami thoro it wasi
3 nip nnu
tuck. I couldn't got out of debt; bo 1
thought I'd mako n bold strlko for tho
spiritualists "seventh dsiuirhtcr of
seventh daughter; tells family seeicts
reveals destinies; shows husband's plio
logrnpnsj.eigtiin wonder of tlio worm
ladles, 0 cents; no gents; ring tho "n-
mcnt bell." 1 had an ad., all written
out, when I met n young follow, fo o
man in ino priming omco oi tlio t g
Whlstlo. and says iio to me, ho says!
"Whv don1t vou wrlto on art? That1
tho latest dodgo." "0 land," I says
"1 can't toll a chromo from nn old mas
tor." Hut ho says: "Go to a second'
hand shop nnd irot a lot of old art cntn.
logtics by lltiskfii and theso fellows and
read 'cm up; so It reads well, that's all
tho papers o-ire." And so I did: and In
nbout a month I could toll which way
uiu oNi iiiinncu as we as inn next onn.
!. . t , .... .
nnd I skipped out of that dollar store
lively. I movo now In lip-top society.
Tho Rothschild Family of Millionaires.
Tho Rothschilds lmvo boe.ii nttrnnitnir
no Uttlo attention to themselves In Paris
by the announcement of tho extension
of tho not of partnership, which expired
September .Kith, of this vear. to t'M.V
Tho Paris branch of tho 'famous family
is quite largo. Tlio dowager Ilaronoss
Hothschlld, who lives in tho family man
sions In the Hue Lallta, had live chil
dren Daroncss Alphonse, who Is nt this
dato at tho head of tho family; IJaron
Solomon, who died a lone: Ume niro:
Uaron (Justnvo, Huron Kdmond, and
tho HaronessNathanlal Hothschlld. Tho
vencrablo dowager Is n veritable foun
tain of eharltv. Sho p-Ivps tLWiiv linn.
dreds of thousands of francs every year.
In tho summer sho lives In a splendid
houso at Hologno, where apartments
of each of her sons and daughters nro
kept constantly In order. Haron and
Haroncss Alphonso Hothschlld live In the
old mansion in tho Huo St, Florentine,
where Talleyrand unco resided. Thoy
aro gay, and nro extremely fond of So
ciety, and nro seen everywhere In tho
mondo. Tho Haroncss Is one of tlio
most accomplished equestriennes who
frequent tho Hols do Hologno. Her hus
band Is nn enthusiastic patron of tho
turf. Ho has his stables at Moantrif
nnd Chantllly. and lavishes millions on
them. Solomon Hothschlld w.n a dell-eato-mlndod
man, fond of conversation,
books, pictures, andsoelety. His widow
has a daughter who will, it is said, bo
tho richest heiress in tho Paris family.
Haron Gustavo Is tho only ono who has
married outside tho family. Ono of tlio
sonsof.tho lato Nnthanlal Hothsolilld
has just purchased tho splendid mansion
of Count Tolstoi, in tho Avenue do Fried
land, and another named Arthur spends
his life in collecting books. It Is said
that no ono else in Franco except tho
Duke d'Aumalo possesses such iucstim
ablo treasures of rare editions and lux
urious binding as this young Hotnschild.
Ono of tho latest additions to t c dele
gates to Paris of this phenomenally rich
family is Haron Adolpho Hothschlld of
Naples, who has closed out his business
nnd retired with tho sorenlty of con
science promoted by tho knowledge of
tho possession of n fortuuo of 180,000,
000 francs. Ho may bo seen now and
then In tlio Hois, lolling negligently In
tho blue carriage, which is one of the
peculiarities of tho house. Ho is a great
collector, nnd will spend hundreds of
thousands of francs upon any triilu ho
happens to consider ho must have.
Thero is but ono Catliollo in tho family,
.win uiai is mo young uueness oiiiram-
iiiont, wuo, u win uo rcjioniUured was
the daughter of Haron Hothso'illd of
I'rinlifoi t-on-the-Main, ono of tho rioh
est members ol tho group.
The Chestnut Harvest in the Apennines
Corntilll MukuzIik'.
Tlio chestnut harvest, which tikes
placo in October, is tlio greatest event'
of tho year in tho Apennines, and fur
nishes a recreation, rather than a task,
to all classes of the population. Tho
schools havo thoir annual vacation in
thnt month, that tho children may assist
in it; nnd it is difficult to liud hands for
any extra housohold work whllo a pleas
ant Kipsyllfo coos on under tho trees.
Tho steep woods nro then allvo with
merry parties picking tho niahogany
brown nuts from among (ho fallen
loaves, and droppinir them into loii
canvas pouches slung nt tho waist for
tho purpose Tho lioughs are never
shaken to detach them, and tho burs
fall slnjrly ns thov ripen, rustllnc
through tlio leaves, and breaking tho
forest silence with a heavy thud us thoy
strike the ground. They lio till picked
up irom nay 10 nay, uurilig tlio appoint
ed tlmo for gathering thoni, which lasts
a month, and is fixed by municipal
proclamation commonly from Michael
mas Day, September 21), to the feast of
SS. Simon and Judy, October 28, but
sometimes extending by special request,
if tho season bo unusually lute, for ten
days longer. Any ono wandering oil"
tho recognized oaths through tlio woods
during that period is liable to bo shot bv
the proprietor, as in tho Swiss vineyard
In vintngo timo, but this sanguinary
law 3ooms to remain a doad lottcr. Af
ter tho legal term has oxpired, the
woods are t'roo to tho whole. world, and
are invaded by troops of beggars, glean
imr nny ohnnco belated ehostnuts which,
falling now, nro tho prize of tho first
comer. Thoso which drop nt any time
on a road passable for wheeled vehicles
aro also public property, and, as the
Idghway runs through chestnut woods,
tno poor have a little harvest bv tho
roadsido. Tho proprietors of woods
too oxtonslvo for tlio gathering to bo
dono by tho mombors of their own
assist, giving them food and bulging
tyr forty days, and to each two sacks
!ti chestnut Hour on her departure
Mtor their day's work in tlio woods
thly aro oxpected to spin or weave In
in ovomng tor tno iieiiotlt of tlio house
wnu who thus gets her winter supply of
yayn or linen pretty well ndvauccil in
this month. Tho poor girls look for
ward to being employed in this way as a
liiittHUUMon il is lniioiMi Hiiiiwinni it it niu,
1 nnty
for tho lovely woather of iv dry Oo-
among tneso Tuscan highlands
conjjiro up a more dlsmnl picture than
that presented by tho dripping chestnut
woods If tho nuttimn rains havo chosen
that month for their own, when the
sheeting Hoods of hoaven thresh down
tho withered loaves as they fall, and
tin soaked burrs havo to bo fished out
of tho swirling yellow torrents that fur
nw tho ground In all directions. Wot
or dry, licwovor, Octobor. unless tho
yield bo oxcoptlonallv scantv. h u sea-
son of abundanco and rolotcfne-throuirh
mi... i i. ".."
vim iuuuji iviiuu uiu luiwuina consume
tho husk. Iho groat mass arosproad
on tho 1 oor of tho drying-houses blind
dosortcd-looking bulldlnirs scattered
though tho woods for this mimoso.
nnd which in tho autumn scorn to
smoulllor internally, as tho Binoka of tho
lire lit to extract tlio moisture from tho
fresh chestnuts escapes through all tho
iniorsiices oi mo rooi ami walls, rrom
the drylng-houso they are taken to tho
nun anil and ground into Juriii't tlolrc,
A lino meal of pinkish color and sickly
sweet llavor, whloli forms the staph)
-...i .i ,. . .. . .
loon oi mo nopuinuon. from nils tliey
mako poknin or porridge, In other dis
tricts mndo from Indian meal, and ncrl.
round cakes baked between chestnut
leaves, which aro kopt and dried fort
Dtirnoso. with the result of linn.iriliirr n
slightly pungent llavor of smoke that
tho stranger will hardly find an improve
ment. Other delicacies, too.
from tlio chestnut Hour, such ns eakes
covered with chocolate nnd sugar, but
none of them aro llkclv to cominptiil
thomsolves to northern palates.
A Rare Show.
C it lit Africa, Thomnoi.
tV royal proclamation Was sent Mvnr
the country, mnklng It known in Afri
can fashion that the chclf, ever mind
ful of his loving subjects, had, regard
less of expense secured a real whltn
man, and thnt all who desired In Kim
this great curiosity must come nt once,
ns ho only could bo detained a few days.
In response to this Invitation tlio people
nocKcd to tlio exhibition in crowd.
I'lioy Issued, mlserablo and soot v. fmin
the swamps and marshes to the ...i..
They Hooked down In wild array from
uiu ingii mountains in tne west. Tlio
fishermen from tho rivers Hrum .mil
lUiaha sent their quota till Mkomokcro
was filled with visitors. I at once be
came nil the rage, and It would have
iiilto delighted any philanthropist to sen
the way In which they studied my every
movement. Kven tho mysteries of tho
toilet could not be veiled from tlmlr
curious eyes, a fact which caused inn
much onibarrassmont. Hut
as in tlio caso of tho lions at tlio Zoo-
logical Gardens, "the feed ue-" was tlm
great attraction. A hush of expectanev
would fall upon tho crowd as the hour
a p nroaencd. and t iov watched w t i n
ieeungoi awe tne box being a il out
Hid the camp stool set he.s do t. wlih
the. metal plate and cud. tho hottln nf
sail, aim mo can oi sugar, together with
the knife and fork. As the 1
ed with tho stowed fowls and sweet po-
i.'iiuus, uiu excitement usually roe per
eeptbly, and crush for front places
uiiiu ensue, mreaieniug to upset mv
nimble meal. Tho climax was usually
cached when, with nil the yrivllv I
was capable of assuming, I took tho
Knifo and fork In my hands. The fowls,
towever, were leatliery, and my una
iiiuiuio aw) attempts to cut or carve
educed tho wholo sneetaele from tin-
.siimimo to mo mucinous, and n lorded
ucli food for satire and laughter to the
wags of tho tribe that I blushed and
nifetsor T. A. M. Wiml, of Hilhiili-lnldii.
ut Vturk on Triinshitton.
rum TIM Krw York Time.
The interesting and important link of
oi translating a portion of tlio curious
inscriptions on the hgvptian obelisk iu
Central Park lias called to this eitv a
Philadelphia gentleman named Thomas
A. aU. ward. Although very reticent
as to his own individualitv and the
causes that have lead him to undertake
so difficult a work, Mr. Ward claims
tlio tltlo of Professor ot Shannkirt and
llebralcal Literature, and insists tint
the translation unoii which lio is cnimo-.
ed will bo tho only correct one given to
tho English-speaking people. In eon
veis itlon with a Times reporter ut his
hotel last evening, tho Profosior, who is
1 1 .1 . . i ' .......
an oniony goniieman oi intelligent ap
pearance aim cnergeim manner, ex
plained that ho proposed at present to
iransiaio oniy the cciiiiat column (Let
tor A) of the hide facing Filth avenue
It would take more than a vear of
steady work, lie said, to make an aecu
rate translation of the entire twelve
columns, and tlio subject-matter, with
explanatory notes, would till an octavo
volume of ovor 150 closely printed
pages. With regard to tlio translations
hitherto made public, Mr. Ward i aln
tained that they were incomplete and
incorrect. Tho so-called translations
published In a New York morning pa
per last Fobauary were especially allud
ed to as being inaccurate "I do not
bollovo," said tho Philadelphia Profes
sor, "that Hoy Hnig.seh or Colonel
Hrooks, as it is in hngllsh sanctioned
the translation that was ascribed to him.
for tho errors in it aro very glaring.
Tho work of doeiferlng the hieroglyph
ics on tho obelisk is very to 'ious and
puzzling, but when it is correctly dono
It will give the people a vast amount of
Important knowledge concerning tlio
ancients. Thero is uo telling the exact
ago of tho shaft in Central Park, but wo
can arrive at a pretty reliable estimate
of tho ago of tlio various inscriptions
on its siinnco. Of tlio twelve columns
of glyphs no two were put on at tho
samo time In tho succeeding ages
dillorout rulers were wont to cuuso in
scriptions to bo made on the obelisks
pertaining to tlio events or inspirations
of tholr respective reigns. Tho glyphs,
I believe, were understood in thoso re
mote ages only by tho priests tho
Kings even could not read them. The
authors who claim to derive the word
obelisk from tho Latin word obdiscum
aro certainly In error, for the obelhks
existed centuries before tho Latin Inn.
guago was arranged In accordance with
tho rules of philology."
"How old is tho column of Inscrip
tions thnt you propose to translate?'1
asked the reporter.
"that was put on in 1,122 is. u.," re
plied tho protessor, "and it is probable
tho oldest column of ghphs on tho obe
lisk. It is a revelation of the intelli
gence and sacred rights of the ancient
Egyptians. Tho original anil proper
mime lor ino.-o veneramo i.gpuau
monuments is 'OH-KI-Asp,' and not o 1
ellsk. Tlio latter would mean nothing
to tho pooplo of Egypt, wl.ilo tho otlior
eharactors stand for God of the Spirits
in the Regions of Anient!. Osiris was
tho god who controlled tho blessed in
tlio realms of Pone, mediator between
tho god of Nnpli and mankind. 'OH'
was tho god consulted by tho reputed
Witch of Endor' In the affairs of Lem
uel and Saul, of Scriptural history.
The King whoso name and titles nro
cut into tho stono of tlio obelisk adored
this god, nnd when accorded divine
honors, (Thoth-mss, which moans pur
ified, lifted up.) during tho third pas
sago (In tho third degreo) tho pontiffs
and prophets, after tho deification of
the King, decreed mat, mo pro-
cocutngs no cut into mo stono in an-
sago, or degreo, in tho Egyptian mys-
tortoj. Tho hieroglyphics representing
this matter aio tho trlnal M. and doublo
s. ro vdlnc-thus "Mss." Tho namo of
tho KIiil' is iu tho cartotioho at tho ton
of tho obelisk: tho flvnhs nttho ton
1 n v . ' '
and over the cartouche nro the King's
titles, which makes him King. (Phn-
rnon ) T oeing tno ticnnite article,
'the,1 and Attached to the phraso 'arao'
reads 'tho King.1 The eagle on the
column mentis Pilarnoh, anil tho bars on
which It stands represents the thunder
bolts of Jove, which Is tho great god
the sun tho sourco of hent, light and
life This part of the Inscription reads;
"Pharaoh, son of tho sun. ever-llvlinr.
beloved by Amun, ruler of tho people
of purity. Lord (or King) -f tho Lords
01 mo iximes ot Kami nnd iNod.
(Egypt and Nubia). The name of tho
King cut on the stone Inside of tho cur.
louche, resembling In shnnu a beetle. Is
llha-mn-etho thnt Is mnnetho. Him
Is tho Sllll-god. The two r-lvohs. nil
joined ns they nro on tho stone, rimil the
same as they do in tho eagle and the
thunderbolts. This Inscription was cut
Into tho stone on the second dnv of the
month Thoth. nnd iu tlio seventh vear
of the reign of tho King Pharaoh."
this Inst point Is as far as Mr. Ward has
progrccd in his task. He claims that
some very interesting mutter Is to fnl.
low Information which seems to relali
to what Is inodernly called Masonrv
but of a higher order than has been
known for l.tiOO vimr.x. Tim IVfiri,r
thinks that he shall remain in this eltv
for a week or ten davs buyer. I In snva
that ho Is acting as'thu rctirpsniitntli'n
of the Historical and Antl-quarlnn Soei-
ij-01 iinnois, in mo worK on which he
s now engaged, nnd avers that tho ro.
Milt of Ids labors will bo duelv publish
mi, togeincr witii an intelligible key
o the Egyptian glvuhs. He thinks Unit
the people will bo grottly surprised
when they come to know the real slg
nifiennco of the odd-looking figures on
10 obelisk. In answer to a nucstlon
as to wnemer no nan ever ncen in l-.gvpt,
Mr. nrd promptly answered: "Oh,
ye, 1 spent n long time there with
George It. Gllildon, the American Kgyp-
liilniri.l " Mi- !.. .1... .....I.. .If
"An Appeal to tho Autluitaries of K11
rope 011 the De.struotioit of Monument
of hurope" "Ancient Egypt" and
other works. Mr. Ward has in his pos.
session a purse of Habylonlan money,
certain coins of which were contempo
raneous with the mystic writing on tho
obelisks. Holding one of tho rude .sil
ver pieces up for tlio reporter's Inspec
tion, he said: "That little coin was in
circulation more than f00 years before
the birth of Christ." Others that he
displayed were anywhere from two to
five centuries older than the Christian
ra, and yet not one of them would buy
a '-'-cent watermelon
it the huckstir's
stall on the corner,
Throe Hundred Years Hence.
In,a book with tho above tltlo an En
glish author has undertaken to depict
the condition of things on earth iu the
year 2180. Ho describes the rlso of
.socialism and predicts that the Land
League agitation will Involve Great
Hritaln In a civil war, which will destroy
her commerce and pave the way for her
downfall. Upon tho ruln of crumbling
empires will be founded a world-wide
republic. A Yankee will Invent an an
nihilating machine which will make
wars impossible. Tlio disappearance of
armies and forts will mako the universal
republic itronger. The now fo.co is
discovered. Hy means of this, man
walks on the lloor of the ocean and
forces his way through the bowels of
tho earth, (treat caverns aro discover
ed at enormous depths, mid as the .sur
face of tho earth becomes crowded,
colonics are planted iuthesi.and might v
domes, shaped llko diving-bells, built
upon tlio bed of the ocean, and running
up to above the level of tho watir. af
ford temporary and permanent aboi'is
to thousands. They cultivate seaweeds
and vegetables and fibrous submarine
plants for textile fabrics and dyes. La
ter mo internal 11 res ot the gioiie are
made available for beating purpose
With tin ir aid thefrozi 11 regions around
tlio poles are rendered of tropical
warmth. Tho vino and banana llourisli
there and tlio Arctic night Is made bril
liant with electric lights. In timo the
population of theglooo becomes so dense
that tho ecumenical council, the head
centre of tlio government for the state
of liuma'iity, decides that the four or
live millions of acres covered hy tho
habitations of men must bo brought
under cultivation, Tlio population of
tho glono betakes itselt to cities limit
upon piles iu the seas, the houses are
demolished and every inch of thoearth s
surface Iscultivatedforfood. Thecapitol
wherein laws aro made for the world is
located at Terrapolls, a city of 10,000,-
000 inhabitants, bullion the South Pacif
ic Sen. It is ornamented with a few
of the mo' t remm kable buildings of
the ancient world, including tho Cathed
ral of Cologne, the. Tower of Loudon,
the Vatican and tlio great pyramid.
His Explanation.
It was Sunday evening, Angelica
had Invited her "beat young man" to
tho owning meal. Everything had
pased oil' harmoniously until Angelica's
so ven-ycar-old brother broke the bliss-
lilt silence by exclaiming:
"Oil, ma! yer ougliter seen Air. Light
ed the other night, when lie called to
tako Angle to tho drill, he looked so
nice slum' 'long side to her with his
arm "
"Fred!" screamed the maiden, whoso
faco began to assume tho color of a well
dono crab quickly placing her hand
ovor tho boy's mouth.
"lor ougliter scon mm, continued
the prcslstent Informant, after gaining
ids breath, and the embarrassed girl's
hand was removed; ho had his arm "
"Freddie! ' shouted tho mother, as in
hor frantio attempt to reach the boy's
auricular npendagn she upset tho con
tents of the teapot in air. Lighted s lap,
making numerous Russian war maps
over his new lavender pantaloons.
"I was lust coin' to Kav." tho half
frightened! hoy pleaded, between a cry
and an injured whine, lie had his
arm "
"ou boy I" thundored Jsls father,
"away to tho wood-shed."
And the boy made tho nearest exit
'I was only goln1 to Bay Mr. Lighted
had his army clothes on, and I leave to
him if ho didn't!"
And tho bov was nermlttcd to return.
nmi tho remainder of,tho meal was spent
In explanations from tho family in re
gard to tho numbor of times Freddie
had to bo "talked to for using his fin
gers for a ladle"
Procoolous boy (munohing tho fruit
of a date tieo) "Mamma, if I eat
dittos enough, will I grow up to bo an
Ilottor ho ahlo to do ono thins woll
than a half a do.un Imperfectly. Thoro
Is truo economy of tlmo in it: for tho
ono thinir woll loarnml and thorouirhlv 1
and room will bo mado for tho next no-1
qulsltlon, whllo tho timo consumed in
lrottlmr only a smatturlncr of manv
mastered win uo uupi up ior liionsuro,
thincra la utterlv lost whon thov nro o-lvtm
un in distrust at their practical lnef-
A 1IIIAVK Olltl..
IUIijUn.1. "
8ce what a nice brave jrjrl I am,
To ford my lamb I
t go rl(?ht up to her, cloc m I can.
And nay; "Natulan,
HiTO Is a pinch of snlt or two,
Pretty Natinan, that I brouRlit to you,
Pretty Nanmin I"
Oh, my I hovr big fho Is 1 Only soe
Iter look at me I
What If her teeth were long ami white,
And alio ahould hltct
She's nhnojt like the wolf In the wood
Hut ate up little Hed Hiding Hood-
Naiifjhty Nunnaul
I.lltli-.lolinn'K 1-lort- Aliiiut llic Opossum.
If there Is anything In names, this
anlmil comes from Ireland, but them
Units here calls thcinsclfs Jess 'Possums.
like they was natlf born. 1 Possums bus I
a sharp nose, and a long bald-hedcd
tale, which Is alwuvs eold, never mind
the wether. Its jes like tholr tales was
(led, and no money for the funeral per-
foriniince Iheolesho ones has got a qtieer-looklng creature that scurries 01T
tobacco pouch on tho outside of their along the nearest ledgo? Puss-ln-llootsP
stuinmucWs, and wen the little ones is Hop-o'-my-Thumb? ' Ono of (iiilllver's
afraid they smuggle in, don't care a LillipntlansP Alas! no only nblgerab.
eopper wot becomes of their old mother At the farther end of the second cavo
wleli Is outside When a dog finds a u wide cleft in tho rock seems to oiler
possum, and it can't git to a tree, it ns an easy passage, but another look
lies down and pretends Ilk it was dead, shows me two sharp rocks planted wllh
Onotlmo there was a dog, wleh did- in, like huge teeth, threatening certain
cut kno possum, found one a lying llko destruction to any boat that may ven
ded, and after rolllne- It over 11 vihi nnd ture between them.
smellin It tho dog twinkled his earns
in.,... . r-
much to say. "Mllv gooil Job for vou
cde fellow that you was dead fore I cum
along." And then the dog ho lav down
and went to sleep. Wen tho oossnin
see the dog n sleep It stood up on its
ieei 10 go 11 way, out men the dog woke
tip. Such a friten .possum you never
see, and such a friten dog vou never
see too, but the dog most, 'it got up,
the dog did, nnd made for home, vellln
like its heart was brok. iihd fore It mi
homo It had changed with scare from a
black Nufotindlui'' mm to 11 nli- bull
dog, while like (Jailer Petersen bed!
I'liliifo Under tlir-Sou.
lly Pin Id Ker.
For nnv .0110 who wants to InL-u it
month's holiday, there nro few better
ilaees than tho islands of Orkney, Sud
ani! and Faroe. Thov aro a long wnv
oil', to bo sure, and in tho midst of a
very rough sea, that plays sad tricks
with any one who is not a good nilor:
hut there is plenty to bo seen when vou
once get there J'he great, black cliffs
rising straight up out ol the sea for two
or three hundred feet, with thousands of
sea-birds fluttering nnd screaming
around them; and the wide, bleak, gray
moorlands, without a single tree to re
lieve their grimuess for on most of
these Northern islands no trees will
grow; and tho bright, blue sea dancing
and sparkling in the sunshine, or Hing
ing itself up against tho rocks iu Hying
gusts of foam; and the little led. tiled
cottages, inhabited by hard-faced old
sailors, who havo chased the whale iu
the fnr Northern seas, through many a
Heating "ice-pack." and many a fearful
storm; tho Shetland ponies, with their
tunny little ulnek faces and shaggy
manes, frisking about tho lonely hill
sides, nnd many otlior objects "of In
Hut iu the Shetland Islands there is
one sight worth nil these put together,
and, by good luck, it is close to tho
town of Lerwick, where all the steam
ers from tlio South put In. Hut for ail
that, it is no easy matter to seo it prop
erly. To begin with, you can only go
thero In a boat, and you must go there
at low tide, and you must take all sorts
of things with you- ropes and boat
hooks and pine torches, and sometimes
food as well; and perhaps, after all
this, you may havo to come back again
without seeing anything at all.
And what is tills wonderful sight,
then? you will nsk. Wait u little anil
you shall hear.
Early on a fine spring morning, when
tho March gales seem to have fairly
blown themselves out, and tho sea is as
smooth as glass, I come tramping down
to the shore through tho struggling
streets of Lerwick, which, with its little
one-storied cottages, and its narrow
windows, and its tiny fort, and its pavo-
mcnt of slippery cobble-stones, and its
quaint old-world aspect, looks quito liko
a town in a fairy tale So close does it
lio to tho water's edge that many of tho
houses havo boats drawn up under their
very windows, nnd besido ono of these
boats I find two old acquaintances of
mine standing together. The ono is a
tall, handsome young fellow of llve-aud-
twenty, tho other a grim old "salt,"
with a voice ns hoarse as a raven, ami a
faco llko tho figure-head of some storm
battered vessel.
(iood-morning, Hay; good-morning,
Peter. Can wo go to Hressa Head to-
"Wo can trv't," growls old Peter in
his broadest Scotch, "and niaybo wo1ll
do if tho wind diuna get up."
"And if it docs get up, what thcni"'
"Wo1 11 a1 bo at tho bottom In twa
This is certainly comforting; but
nothing venture, nothing havo." I
jump into the boat, tho two sailors get
out their oars, and oil' wo go.
Away, away, ovor tho smooth bright
water, with tho green sunny slopes of
mainland on one side, and tho gray
cliffs of Hressa on tho other. Wo aro
soon round tho point, right out into tlio
open sea; and to our left a sheer wall
of black frowning precipice towers up
against the sKy lor six hundred lect,
while to our right, far as eye can reach,
extends the great wasto of dark water,
vhieli may at any moment lash itself
into rage ami enguii us an. ixxiKing
from it to that tremendous cliff, on
which not even a cat could find footing,
I began to seo that Peter was right as
to what might happen should the wind
Hut for tho present all is going well.
Not a ripple on tho wator. not a breath
in the air, not a ciouu in mo sunny stcy.
And now we turn our boat's head, and
steer, as it seems to me, straight into
tho rocKs, lor iouk as 1 will no sign 01
au opening can I seo.
Hal what Is this dark lino that sud-
1 I - - ..I. .!( I il. t a I. ..
u.u.'i.7 B."" :s 1 su" u,u. 1UUU, 01 . w,u
el IT? At first it seems no broader than
the stroke of a pencil; but tho lino soon
widens into a rift, unit tlio rift crows
into a deep shadowy archway llko tho
mouth of a tunnol. Wo shoot into It,
and Instantly tho bright sky uud colden
sunshine and sparkling son vanish liko
a dream and around us is tho blackucss
of midnight, whllo far within wo hoar
tho nun tmom 01 unseou wuws, roiling
in (-unless caverns whero no man has
ovor been,
ttutiiioniy rotor n-ruw a
pi no-wood
torch, and a blnzo ot splendor burst
upon us, dazzling ns. r tropical sunrise,
Hoof, walls, arch wav. ovorv nolnt and
uvorv corner, nro 0110 crront rainbow of
blue and orlinsoii. and vellow and creon
Pillar stand mnn-ml alone- tho sides.
o o - -
polished nnd shapolv as if enrred bv n
sculptor. Long Iciclo-Hko points of rook
hnng from tho roof, glittering llko dia
monds In tho sudden'Hcht. Th era nm
tapestries, too, such as no Norman enstln
ever had tapestries of puidIo son-wnofL
smooth and glossy as tho finest velvet.
And instead of n lloor, this strango
placo Is paved with smooth, clear.
dark green water, upon which tho red
glare of our torch comes nnd goes llko
mo iigni 01 a magic lantern.
This is tho sight for which wo havn
conic our "pniaeo under tho sea."
And a palace indeed it Is, which might
suit the Sleeping Hcauty herself. For
nil wo know (for In such n place any
wonder seems possible) sho may bo
dreaming out tho last of her hundred
years behind these heavy folds of sea
weed, which aro undoubtedly n curtain
worthy of nny prim-ess. Aladdin may
be sitting In yoiidcreorner Industriously
nibbing Ids wonderful lamp; Tom
Thumb may bo peeping slyly at us over
the edge of that pointed rock; the "Lit
tle Mermnid" and her sisters may havo
been swimming in this pool when wo en
tered, nnd lied at our approach. And
!l we glide into a smaller cavo that
opens out of the larger, what is this
1 . .
.uony a mon has tried to pass vou
place," says old Peter, shaking his gray
head, "Inn nano ever did it nor ever
will. And 1100. Maister Ker, tho tide's
risin'. and I'm thlnkin' the sooner wo'ro
t o' this the better."
Tho following item by a former resi
dent of l)es Moines, now nn attorney nt
Parker, Dakota, requires no comments:
I take pleasure in saying to the pub
lic, ns I have to my friends nnd acquain
tances for the last live years, that I con
sider Chamberlain1 Colic, Cholera &
Dliirrho-a Itemcdy, the best medicine
for the purposes it is intended, that I
over tried. Sineo I havo used it I would
not bo without II. I was nlwnyssubjeet
to Cholera Morbus, and novcr found
anything else that gives the relief that
your Itemcdy doc. I never leave homo
without taking it with me; and on manv
occasions have ran with It to tin. mllof
of somo sufferer, and have never known
It to fall. My children always call for
that good medicine when thoy have pain
In the stomach or bowels.
Yours, Truly, C. D. CONE,
Attorney, Parker, Dakota.
June J10. 1881.
A bo- from the country was goliif
idong a city street the other day, and as
ho passed a fruit store a bunch of banan
as hanging out in front caught bis eye.
They were the first bo had ever seen,
and, grabbing his mother by tho dress,
he sung out, "Lordee, mam, look there;
did you ever seo cucumbers growin' on
a stick before?" Tho fruiter tumbled
nt once, and gave tho lad a cucumber to
What we call miracles and wonders
of nrt nro not so to Him who created
them; for they were created by tho
natural movements of His own great
soul. Longfellow.
In every parting there is an imago of
deatli. (Jeorgo Eliot.
Uni'lu Sum's Ni-rfe muT Hone I.lnhiicnt in
most I'tlldcnt iu ItlieiinmtlMii, !rii!f(, Hums
Switches mill many other tils Incident to man
nnd liens t. Sold hy nil Driiigfiata.
Save vour harncuB by ollliij; it with Uncle
Sam's Ilarness Oil, which will keep Itcoftiimt
lilluhle. This is the best oil ever made for
leather. Sold Iiy all Harness Makers.
Dr. Jaque'H (icnnaii orinCalicaarenn effec
tual and cafe remedy for worms. They are
Eleasant to take and not onlydestroy the worms,
nt remove all traces of them from tlm system
leaving tho child healthy and strong. They aro
warranted to glvojierfcct satisfaction. Sold by
all Druggists.
t)r. Wlnchell'a Teething Syrup haa never
failed to Blvu Immediate relief when used In
cases of Summer Complaint, Cliolera-lnfantum
or nalns In the stomach. Mothers' when your
Uttlo darlings aro suffering from these or Kin
dred catifes do not hesitate to give it a trial,
you will surely lie pleased with tho charming
effect, lie sure to buy l)r. Wlneheil's Teething
Syrup. Sold by all Druggists, only 35 cts" per
Kor Headache, Constipation, Liver Complaint
and till bilious derangements of tlio blond, thero
Is 110 remedy as sure. anil safe as Etlert'd Day
light Liver l'llls. They stand unrivalled hi
removing bile, toning tlio stomach and in giv
ing healthy action to the liver. Sold Iiy all
Uncle Sam's Coiulltlou l'owder prevents dis
ease, purities tho blood, improves ihe apictltc,
gives a smooth glossy coat, ami keeps the ani
mal In good condition. AJIJJruggists sell It.
Do not neglect a Cough or Cold. Kllort's Ex
tract of Tar and Wtlil Cherry Is a standard
remedy hi all throat, asthmatic and bronchial
affections, and has saved many valuable lives.
It never falls to give satisfaction. SolJ by all
000DTEAS, 30,33 M0c lb.
All Expreis Charges paid on $5 Orders.
Don't be deceived I Deal direct with the
Importer. No Middlemen. We axe tho
ir. 0. .i um 31 4l 33 Veaey St., New York
4 ft
KVF.H Y HO 171) IKK dlublcd In lino of ilmr i.y
wound, ortnliiry. Is entitled to vntiii
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to 1-cnilon Itountr.-UKJKITKU AMKN
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Wn-hlnKioii. It '.
Thompson's Eye Water.
dliM''i.r tlio Krr. Iiiciulrvd world-wido
Till well-known nd Ihorouchly efflclf nt remedy for
imiiy iiy tho Merit or ih Miicin imuif na
lloDdurliiRlho paitrlclity-nriiyca.ra, and U It a re
tity.nvo yean, ana
reputation huoee
of Ihe Medlclni
a it wtil lM-ar tend
scquirvu woriu-wii
ttai IfflKSVKiTK
AiivertUlnK. Tlittinnny
M 1m -r tftttmonv to the
tmthof itilmtntemcnt.
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t'Tivu J eim.i
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new turn
H RYsriia
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If your drumrUt won't order It, aead 11.00 and art X
battle, charm" prepaid.
lie Mollies, Town.
Foh Bal nvt 0. 11. Ward
rv Mitchell.
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