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The eagle plucks the raven,
And the raven plucks the jay,
To whose voracious craving
The cricket falls a prey.
Tho big fish dine at leisure,
Upon the smaller fry,
And the minnow eats with pleasuro
The poor unconscious fly.
The miser skins his neighbor,
The neighbor skins the poor,
And the poor man doomed to inbor
Spurns the beggar from his door.
And thus the world is proying,
The strong tpon the weak,
Despite the precious saying:
"The earth is for the meek."
A lady, young, beaut ful, blonde,
sparkled with diamonds as she danced,
herself the magnet of all eyes, amidst
the music, light, and revelry of the
August night at Silver Spring. Dia
monds twinkled in the fair hair, poised
there as a butterily; diatonds trembled
like dewdrops about the snowy ithroat,
and formed a blazing pendant medallion
amidst the flowers of the satin corsage;
diamonds flashed in the tiny ears and
on Pacch dimpled wrist.
"Professor Horton, do you see the
lady with the diamonds?" inquired tte
C olonel, with his soft, good-natured
"Yes, I see her. What, tihent?" re.
torted the Professor, grimly.
"Oh, nothing at all, only the Silver
Spring will be regarded as a fashion.
able resort, what with the new Belle
vue Hotel and such guests. Next
year we will be able to hold up our
heads with Saratoga and Newport. if
we can add a race-course and club
house, sir." Here the Colonel rubbed
his hands together with a gesture which
has become traditional with the hotel
proprietor of ill ages.
The face of Professor Hiorton was
lean, sallow and dolorous, on the Con
trary, and was clouded by the discon
tent of one who has a grievance to lay
at the door of eircumstances.
IIe retorted, sharply, "Mrs. l)elaunay
is the name, eh? Are the dialonlds
"Real! They are of the purest
water, and cost seventy-live thousand
dollars, I am told. She was an heir
ess, you know, and when she married
lust year, the accumulated interest of
her miority was invested in these
jewels." Such was the Colonel's glib
"Who is her partner?" pursued the
"Oh, the French Marquis de Hatti.
'T'hey say ie followed Mirs. I)elaunay
here, after being all about in society
at New York and Washingtonl last
"1 do not believe in foreign noble
men," grumbled the Professor, "They
prove to be valets and barbers more
often than not. Ile looks more like a
prize-fighter than a gentleman; but
perhaps time prize-lighting element is
the highest element of blood among
the nobility," mused the republican
spectator.. "Iinmph! I should not
care to meet hiin on a (lark night.
le might crack my skull like an egg
sell betweer finger and thumb. Oh,
the customs of fashion. That young
husband, leaning against the wall,
permits the Marquis to waltz with his
wife, instead of knocking him down
for Ins impudence."
At this mement a pretty girl ap
petared behind the professor and the
landlord, with round, fair face and
hair meekly brushed back from the
temp)les, and ingenmous blue eyes. The
preotty girl smoothed her neat apron
attd lowered her eyes (denlurely as she
detmantded, in the softest of voices, "if
you please, sir, may I have my tea?"'
"Mrs. D)elaunay 's Engl ish maid,
Alice," explainted the Colonel, whten hte
:had grantedl the reqjuest.
Why did Professor Hlortont follow theo
Englisht mid, so young, so genteel, so
demure,t- with his eye? ie couki( not
toll. 11e 5saw hier paseS ouitside tan
other wind(ow, where the Marquis do
Ratti wais taking the air, the (lance
being ov'er, andt( it seemied to thme ob
server thtat the two exchattged a glance,
a smile, a signal, before the girl (is
appeared arountd the corner of thte
W'ee only lack thte gallantries of
iobleiment and lad les'-mnaids to com liete
the runin of our Silver Spring," nmut
tored this stern moralist, whose idieas
.rese so old- fashioned. iIe sought his
~wn chamber gloomily, for ini adlditioni
,0petrturbation of mnhid, owing to hay
Unghis sylvan retretat inivad(ed by te
bWiilistines of fasioti, ite was literally
roken by bodily fatigue. Hie had
ambled imny miles that day, botan
zing in tihe valleys, anid seek ing gee
ogical specimetns on~ ad(jacemnt hills,
is shtoes were dusty, his raintent
Sriot',torn, his loose sack-coat freighted
ithte "rubbish'' precious to tihe sa
N~ant in time wide external ptockets
~~~hile rhleuinatic twvinges it knee and
jJack remindted him that heo was no
}onger youmg, thereby increasing his
~xasperation. TIhien to return to a
'otel whore till the wvorld was dlancing,
n1fi d onte womn wvas dleckedl li.ke ain
del with seventty-flye thloluand dlollars'
orthi of diamomnds. TIhe Professor's
S* ip of bitterniess brimmed over at
hose reflections. TIhie room was stif
Ingly hot, biut ho lighted hmis lampli,
~: d forced iimself to read an extract
cm Dr'. Dollinuger, while moths bluni
redl about the dlame, frying them
IVes to a condition of unipleasant
spness, timd mosquitoes stunmg his
ples. ils watcht marked midntight.
d still te movement of te ball-room
d1 the twang of musical instruments
cited his ear, preclutding te possi
ties of s1001).
'Squneak, squeak, fiddles! -Boom
ay, bass viols! Keep It ump till morn
,by all means. I wonder if that ms
music of to future? Alt!" here
listener clinched his teeth, with a
olical expuressiotn of countenance,
the violins shudder over his nerv
system, snatched up his broad felt
and strode out of doors, actuated
o impulo of escape.
he night was sultry and oppressive.
Professor brathed a sigh. of r..
lief as he quitted the vicinity of the
hotel, which sparkled with many lights
through the trees like an ogre's eye.
Darkness and the obscurity of the
shrubbery welcomed him abroad at
this unusual hour. le strolled about
the gravel paths, fanning himself with
his hat, and paused beneath the pro
jecting roof of the ornamented kiosque
of the Silver Spring.
"There will be a thunder storm be
fore morning," soliloquized the Pro
fessor, replacing his hat.
All was deliciously still here, and far
below, guarded by the encircling basin,
bubbled the Silver Spring, cool and
limpid source of health, as the Profes
sor firmly believed. hIad not the
nymph of the fountain spread her
wings in startled flight in the disas
trous change from rural tranquility to
a fashionable resort? The Professor
leaned on the parapet, and peered into
the crystal depths of the spring, musing
in this vein. As lie (lid so lie perceived
two persons advancig from opposite
directions to meet a few yards distant
from himself. They proved to be a
luau and a wouin, and they scarcely
paused before separating again with
the same rapidity of movement as they
had met.
'Wait for me."said the woman. "1
shall have to manage, to get away at
"I will wait till morning," replied
the man.
"She is sure to dance to the very
last, you know," added the woman.
"Don't lose your head, that's all,"
admonished the main.
"I lose my head, indeed!" retorted
the woman, whose voice and bearing
were youthful.
The Professor moved slowly away,
scarcely lieeding these words wafted to
his ear by a passing breeze. At an an
gle of the path was a rustic bench be
neath a larch-tree, known, as Professor
Ilorton's favorite seat. Hither lie
directed his steps in an irritated mood,
and sank down on it in sheer weari
ness. The scent of flowers reached
him, while the foliage seemed to spread
above him "fragrant robes of dark ness."
Grateful repose succeeded noise and
light, lulling all his senses to soft obliv
ion; he fell asleep.
Ile was awakened by a terrific peal
of thunder, and opened his eyes with a
bewildering uncertainty as to surround
ing objects. The trees swayed wildly
in the rising wind; a few large drops of
rain fell heavily among the leaves;
lightning quivered on the horizon.
Suddenly a female form bent over him,
some small object was thrust into his
hand, and a voice whispered in his ear:
"I am early. She had a he.tdache.
Quick! take them, or I shall be missed.
The thunder rolled, the trees swayed,
the woman vanished. Professor llor
ton winked several times, and opened
his mouth to speak, then closed his lips
without a sound. The object thus
unexpectedly consigned to his care was
a small leather bag, scarcely more
than a tobacco pouch, and heavy.
Mechanically he thrust it into one of
the wide pockets of his loose coat.
IIark! A heavy footstep crushed the
gravel on the patch to the right. The
professor rose to his own feet as if
moved by a spring, his knees shook,
his teeth chattered, a deadly fear
smote him.
Fear of what, evil? ie did not know.
To shrink to the left, gain the next
clump of shrubbery, and conceal him
self, was the work of a melment, and
accomplished with the more ease that
he knew every inch of ground from
long familiarity. had he not planted
many of these trees which nowv provedl
friends? T1he hiding place gained wvas
a larch surround(edl by stiff little 'Japa
nese cedlars, and forming a sort of
labarynth. Scarcely had the Professor
glided into this shelter than a vividl
sheet of lightning illuminated the whole
couiitry sidle. Hie sawv himself seated
On the rustic bench beneath the larch
tree!liHe could not believe the evi
dencve of his own senses; the breath
remained suspended on hiis l ips. H ad
lie been a dlevout Catholic lie would
have crossedl himnsel f, inuvokmi g the
p)rotection of a calendar of saints; a
chill of superstitious dIread certainly
stagnated his blood. Was he to be
lieve that his hour had conpl There
sat his own image on the rustic bench,
the soft felt hat pulled d1own over the
brow, the broad shoulders, the slouch
ing nonidescript attire; nothing was
lacking to comiplete thme resemblanie.
Was he still asleep, victim of niight
mare, or had he goiie mlad? lie
pinched his flesh and rubbed his eyes
violently. T1hie figure under the larch
tree did not vanish. Swift realization
of the truth dlawnied on tihe dIroway
scholar, lie was alone, at a distance
from the nowv silent hotel, and hie hiad
in his p)ocket a bag which belonged to
the other. What if this unknown had
found him still on the bench? What if
be emerged now, accosted time stranger,
and gave him the bag?
"'I should be mnurderedl as sure as
there is a heaven above us," shudldered
the man of letters, with a conviction
for which ho could give no reason.
At this junction the wind freshened
and( tihe rain fell in torremnts, whiile the
lightniing became less frequent. Pro
fessor llorton quitted the larch-tree,
reached the hotel with surprising agil
ity, found .a window of the recent
ball-roomi unfastened, groped his way
through that desertedi apartment and
gained1 his owvn chamber. The bag
was gone. lie had lost it from thme
wide pocket, p)robabily in his fight, IIls
watch marked two o'clock. The Pro..
fessor ox ti nguished the candle. 'poned
the shutters of the window, and seated
himist If with his eyes fIxed oni the
eastorni horizon, lie wvas a prey to the
most exciting emotions.
Professor Horton was the first votary
of the Silver Spring abroad next morn
ing. If ho was feverish and haggar<,,
with a stealthy, even furtive aspect,
the boy at the fountaIn did( not notice
thme circumstance. Always an early
riser, the Professor sipped a glass of
the sparkling water, and then walked
along the upper paths of the grounds(1.
Cautiously lhe skirted the rustic seat
beneath the larch-tree, and approached
the larch. A short, dry laugh of tri
umph escaped thn lips of the usalny
undemonstrative student. A leather
bag, half hotuchl, lay, concealed by the
long grass, beneath the spreading
boughs. The larch-tree had kept its
secret well. The bag remained where
it had fallen from the Professor's wide
pocket. He clutched it, returned to
to his room, and proceeded to investi
gate the contents. The little bag held
the )elaunay diamonds. Necklace,
bracelet, butterfly ornament-nothing
was lacking in this precious heap swept
hastily from cumbersome case and
Five minutes later the rosy landlord
was seized by the collar, dragged into
his private ofilce, and confronted by
Professor Horton, whose agitation
verged on sheer lunacy. The latter
took 'from his pocket a little bag, and
poured out the )elaunay diamonds,
telling a wild and incoherent tale,
meanwhile about a larch-tree and mid
"Nobody would believe it, you
know," said the Colonel, coolly. Tie
hotel proprietor is never surprised in
this world.
"Take the trinkets, and restore them
In your own way. Do not mention Inc
in this transaction," retorted the Pro
fessor. lie stooped and ptinged his
fingers once niore inl the rainihow of
precious stones with a sort of initoxica
tion; the starry rays of rose and blie
lazzled, blinded him. "Beautiful and
fatal gift to mal" lie nurinured, with
parched lips.
The Colonel closed one eye, with the
aspect of a sagacious bird.
Professor lorton sought his bed,
and slept heavily until 4 o'clock in the
afternoon. MIe was awakened by
voices, and peered through the shut
ters of his window. A carriage waited
to take the I )ebaunay party to the
steamboat on the lake. MIr. and Mis.
)elaunay were already seated, while
Alice, the maid, had paused to reply
to the head waiter, after which she
re-entered the hotel. At this moment
Professor Ilorton's door was opened,
and the Colonel entered with the
bouncing swiftness of nmoient peculiar
to fat men in haste. If the conduct of
the Professor had been extraordinary
in the morning when he had restored
the jewels, that of the Colonel was not
less so in the afternoon. lie locked
the door, made a warning gesture to
the Professor, and stole on tiptoe to a
second door at the extremity of the
large room, where lie lay down on the
floor and applied eye and ear to the
crack. Voices bec-'me audible in the
adjoining chamber.
"[ was there at one o'clock, and gave
it to you," saidt a woman.
"A liel I waited all night, and you
did1 not collie," said a man.
"I gave it to a person under the tree,
and lie took it," gasped the woman.
"Fooll Then the game is up. Get
yourself dismissed at Newport, and cut
to New York. If I believed you were
tricky, my girl, it would be the worse
for you."
"There was a sond of footsteps, and
immediately afterward the Delaunay
carriage rolled away.
The Colonel rose to his feet, chuck
ling at the success of his stratagem.
"Set a thief - alhem-I mean a
womlan to catch a woman. My wife
thought of having the English maid
sent back in search of the missing bag,
In order to give her a chance to com
municate with her accomplice In the
hotel, if she had one. The bag was
dropped in the empty room next to
you, for the purpose, and a man joined
her there. Your story is amply cor
roborated, you see, by the few words
"I believe the Marquis die itatti is
the accompllice, and( no more a French
numIi thanli you are,'' exclained the
"So do I; but haow to prove it?'' re
joined( the Colonel.
"'You sh ould have th em arrested,"
urged the Professor.
"Whmat is the charge? Your advent
uires of thne night? Th'ie noble Marquis
is caught whispering with a1 pretty' girl?
No, ino; I gave back tihe diamond's to
Mr. I elaunnay-with a suitabile exp)la
nation- and lhe has carried themt away
~in a monecy belt. We alone know the
"Aind thme larch-trees," added tIhe
Professor. "It was thne noble larch
tree that kept the secret, my friend.
Well, wvell, I hope you are pleased with
the fashionable elements attracted to
our Silver Spriug. Doubtless tIhe Mar
qtuis de Rat ti and the demure English
maiid Alice belong to one of those bands
oft English thieves wvho arc said to keep
a mail of country-seats with reference
to the p)late chest, and are now trying
their fortunie in America. Ilow beau
tiful they were-those d iaimondsl''
Thme Marquis de Rtatti departed by
the nine o'clock boat that same evening.
IIis foreign accent was never more
app)aremit thami when lie took leave of
Silver Spring.
The receipts of the Chicago Railway
Exhibition amounted to $85,000, but
the amount of loss has not yet been as
certained. The eleotrical railway was
in operation 118 hours, and in that time
carried 26,805 passengers. The entire
distane run was 46( miles. The report
of the electrician in charge of the road,
althiough it gives these and other par
ticulars, and says that theomotor proved
the theoretical calculations made as to
the power developed, does not contain
one word about the amount of power
actually required to operate it, the per.
centage of loss in conversion, or any
thing that would indicate either its suc
cess or failure from ai comimercial stand
point. This omission is signlificant.
There has been no doubt, in recent
years, that trains could run by eleotri
pity, but the question is, how much
floes power thus applied coat? The en
gineer, instead of answering this ques
tion, repeats what was already known,
that trains can be run by electricity.
-A moiister lobster in the London
Fisheries Exhibition was sent over from
America. It measures three feet in
length, and one of its claws welihs eight
pouinds, the total weight being about
Two Electric Froakv.
A most extraordinry instance of an
electrical fog is mentioned by Mr.
Crosse, of Bromnfih, England. This
gentleman, for the purpose of studying
atmospheric electricity, had a long wire
extending from tree to tree in his park.
The wire being perfectly insulated con
veyed the atmospheric electrioity to the
room of the observer, where 0110 end(
terminated in an insulated brass ball,
near which was a second ball connected
with the ground. Mr. Crosse's account.
is as follows : " On a dark November
day I was sitting in ly electrical room,
during a very dense fog ind rain which
had lasted many hours a.coipanied by
a strong south-west wiid. 1 had at
this time 1,000 feet of insulated wire,
which crossing two , g'1l. yalleys
brought the electric flu.: :to*lily room.
From alout 8 o'clock in ttk morning to
4 in the afternoot the wire gave no
sign of electricity. Abmt 4 o'clock,
while reatling, I suddenly heard a very
strong explosion between the two balls,
which was an inch apart. Shortly, the
explosion became more frequent, until
there w\as one uninterrupted si treat of
discharges, which gradually died away
and then reconmeiced with the opposite
electricity in equal violence. The
stream of fire waf too vivid to look upol
for any length of time, and the discharge
coitintied for live hours without any
internilission and then ceatsed entirely.
The least contact with tihe conductor
would have occasioned instant death ;
the stream of fluid far exceeding any
thing I have ever witnessed, except
during a thunderstorm."
An extraordinary display of atmos
pheriec electricity, in. connect ion with
telegraphic lines, which may fairly be
attributed to the prevatfilce of a snow
storim, was observed some years ago on
our western plains, and Is thus told by
a writer in the Ilartford Times : " It
wais first noticed on the telegraphic
wires in central Iowa. '1'he lines, lead
ing west, were rendered useless for the
transmission of messages, owing to ait
imeessalnt discharge of electricity, in
creasing in intensity until "t would leap
from one strap ini a lltiil l is Streamll to
the ground-plate of th e.lightning-ar
rester. At times the whole brass-work
of tho switch-hoard would appear as a
maiss of flaue, illumiinatiug the ollice
with a blinding glare. * For several
hours pleviouls and for soi tim1e itfter
the electric discharges, a soutl-west
wind was blowing at the rite of thirty
five imiles an hour, accomlpalnied by
light snow, with the thermometer at
51 F. This display took place within
the region having Minnesota on the
north, Detroit on the east, southern
lowa on the south, and Omaha on the
west. It wais hu.e.el l".::y tele
graplh operators, who all united in say
ing that its effects were entirely dif
ferent from those experienced (luring
ordinar'y aluroral storm11s. Where a
ilnumber of wires were on the samle pol
one would be highly charged with
electricity and the others but slightly,
or not at all. During the remarkable
electric phenomiena that occurred on
the 17th of November, 1882, one source
of listurbalnce wis a snow storm, which
prevailed in England, and seriously in
terfered with the transmnission of tele
praplhic messages from that country,
and had also obstructcd the hild service
1)rust Reform.
In spite of the attack of "A Woman''
on male dress, it is obvious that men on
the whole rtu little danger to health
from the caprices of the mode. Their
clothes are at all times so fashioned
tlit they Can w.ea, r unknown any...
qutanltity of innerCi clothing, anud the(
galyest dandy inl even ing dress5 may 1)e
aimlply protected from1 sudden ch ills.
Th'lis is niot, the caLse as regards ladies
ait balls, aind here'inl men0 show morel'
sense0 tan w~om1enl. The open1 coat,
ailso, niay ahvays be butttonied across the
chlest, anid i11mer dr'awer's mlay make up1
for' thin tr'ousers. As to the latter garI
ment, wihh some1 womenl enivy andl(
othier's alttalck, there is, ifwe may say so
andli absurd 111ss mlade ab)out its advo
cacy an(d use. We believ'e it is atn 011en
secret that "dual"' garmntts huave long
beeni wornm by ladies of all aiges, fromt
schoolgirls upi to miat ronst, andt( that, as
they~ alte not exhlibited, thley may be0 as
long or als short., its light 01' as warml, as
tight 0or ats loose, as tihe wear'er wills 01'
the sealsonls demlfandi. Men showv their
trousers, womenl0i comiceal them); that is
all the dliffei'emnce. If a glirl dlesires free
(1(1m sheo has only to concentrate all the
comfort anid warmath In thtese invisible
garmnts, and1( thent with a light, loose
sirit shme cant walik as freely ais anmy manli
andl( yet look as feiminine as any) fashion
alble ladoy. No public meetings, 1no
ostenmtatioums exI hbitionls are requtiredI
for thtis reform. Anmy womuanl umay dhis
1)e11s( to-mtorr'ow wV imh heavy skirts
without even thme knowledge of heri lord.
Perhaps a solution so simln)e der'ives time
improvement of its attm'activetness, thlere
must be a cause aind aL crusadle with
prot1agonlists aind marty rs-speclies,
resoluitionis anud leaders, comm1fittees,
counIcils, exhibitions anid ap)peals-all to
compass a change thmat any gIrl can1 ac
compllishi by hlalf ani htour's shIopping
and a few inutes' trouble and
TheI, onno Ulrop.
Fr1oml thte .11une cr'op r'eport of t,he
Agr'icutumral DeparitmenlOIt of Illinois, it
appleatrs "that thte estitnated inct'ease in
thte cornt acreage over 1882 Is three 1p01
cent., making the corn~ area this year
over 7,500,000 acreCs. Th'ie conditionl inl
dlicates a yieldl thre'e-fourithms as large as
as time average, or 108,760,000 bnshtels
less thanil thte crop of 1882. Tihe~ condI
tioni of green comrn anmd stugair canme is (dis
cour taginRg. W inter wh eat prospects
are' nlot as good as in May, amnd tile pres5
ent estimate is 16,000,000 bushels. Oats
are nlearmly upl to the average condition
andt thme prospective yield Is 100,090,00d
buishels. Rye, flax and barley have fail
1(1n off 10 per cent, ill the acreage.
.l'here will be 100,000 acres of Irish po'
tatoes. Severe frosts hlave greatly im
jured time fruit crop.
--The number of shecep in New Mex
Ico Is rep)orted to hmave increased fromn
10,000,000 In 1880 to 20,000,001) at the
nr'esent imn.
Melons for Chills.
A rorrespondeltt writes in relation to
chills: Some years agto I was in a min- t
ing town inl California (uring the melon
season. As melons and fruits gener- t
ally had to be hauled in wagons a dist- f
ance of some twenty miles, I could not il
procure them with the usual reg'tlarity. t
Upon one occasion my supply of melons r
gave out, and 1 remarked to an ac- t
qlIaintance that, as a result, I expected a
I would have a chill. Sure enough, one I
day while engaged in a mine L was i
takein with a very severe chill. I spread %
out in the sun with all the coats that. I
could be gathered around piled u, but C
of coarse could not keep) warm. Just r
about this time a supply of melons ar- t
rived aid I at ote p btg.gnting. th'enl i
.heartily. I bad a oravin appetite for e
oysters anm vinegar, but little or no apl)- t
petite for anything else except melons. A
I procured from an adjacent, store some v
Baltimore canned oysters and consumed u
about three cans daily, served with a
strong vinegar, and between meals ate li
heartily of melons. Strange as it ta.y I
seeml, these two reimedies combined, 11
without anty mledeiie whatever, cured 1:
the chills as thoroughly as could have n
been done by means of quinine or any n
other remedy. I had only one chill. iF
The philosophy of the miatter appears a
to be this ; The melons reopened the a
bowels, which had probably become n
costive, and the oysters, being a strong t,
diet, strengthened nature, thus enab- n
ling her to throw off the disease and y
restore the system to its normal condi- h
tion. The fact that the chills were f,
completely eradicated while usi jig me- g
lons must he conclusive proof that they b
will not produce chills, if eatei regu- a
larly. I afterwards spent much of my n
time during several melon seasons inl
Marysville', a eity much addicted to
chills, by reason of adjacent swamps
and low lands. I ate mtelons regularly e
and had no chills, while utlmy who t
were afraid of thein had chills. I have t,
never been in any place where chills ap- r
peared to be so prevalent, as in Marys
Ville, and I will give it as my opinion h
that luelons, regularly eaten, would (10
more to eradicate them than any other
means that could be devised. i
Ito )%eIIcvadi In Tein peranco'. r:
"Fact is,'' said Mr. Stwiller, sitting a
down at the round table with his o
friend. "Fact is-t wo beers, ''onyl
there's just, as much .intemperance in
eating as there is inl drinking, and t
that's what puts me-by George, that's I
refreshing, isn't it.? Cold as ice. Fill a
'0nm up again, Tony-out, of lmtience o
w.ith these total abstinence faunatics. b
A man can be temperate in his eating
and he can be temperate in his drink
ing, and I go-light a cigar?-in for o
temperance ill all things. Now I like
to-thank you, yes, I believe I will re
peat-sit dow n1 with ia friend and enjoy
a glass of beer in a quiet way, just, as
we do now. It's cool, refreshing,
mildly stimulant-have another with a
me-and does ine good. I know when
I have enough and-once more, Tony
-when I have enough I know enough "
to quit. Now do I look-hello, there's tt
Johnson; sit downi here with us John
son; three beers, Tony- was just
asking Blotter hero if I loo ked like a
victim of dyspepsia. I don't drink 0
muclh water this weather; I blieve it's b
the worst-this time with me, fellows
-thing a malt can put into his system a
such weather as this. I believe beer is a
tie best thing for any man, and L know H
it's the best thing for me. But 1-- ti
don't hurry; have another before you t
go; here, Tony!-<oii't gorge myself 1
wIth it; I don't, sit arounId and1 get full h
every time I take a drin1k. 1 like to
three more Tony--sit downt quietly
with at friend( and enijoy a glass of bol r
and( a bite of hunch, but I dlon't like to
gorge myself. I dlon't eat myself inato t(
a --till these upl agait - dlyspeisia, ~
either, and1( then claim to lie a tempijer
ate inani. Tempjerantce in all things is ~
imy) moizzer-miozzo-mnotto. Thatlh inc. A
\ow, I dlon-dlonk-dlonkall, I dontkall 9
my3self' a (drinkinig imant-once imore
wiz 1110, fellows--I like to sit down 2
qjuieshily wish few frens and 'joy glash I'
beer-just becaush does me good; good. ti
But .1(1011eat iinyself to dleatht-ocesh t
m1ore all roun'-like these temnporals ~
falatics-oncesh in while I like glashi a
of bieer--juish mi quiet wayt3 onicesht in '
while I like glash of beer-bitt yott
don'see-you don'see mae gettin' full
ev'y time--" (Taiks temperanlce in I
all thinigs and und(10ue 1ndlgence in a
niothimig over twelve more glasses and .1 i
1(aing Uipona Orutches. e
T1here was a novel race from the custom I
house to the Cominercial office, In Inwmi- i
ville, Ky., tihe othier morning between 12 <
and 1 o'clock, between a couple of one0-i
legged mn inmed Cook and Rogers. The
Ii t .er ms a recent arrival from MemphIs, '
wnere he was considered the crack one- e
legged ruinier of the country. Since lisa
arrIval in Louisvihe lie lias been taikmg I
pretty loud about his racIng abillitees, and
he met Cook, who claims the reputation of
being the fleetest one-Ieggedl runner In
LouIsville. Upon meetmng both men
claimed to be able to "do'' the other, and
a match was soon arranged between thmem.
They divested themselves of their coats,
vests and bats, and each with a single
crutch under his right arm, got in position ~
for the iace. At a given signal they star
ted and time Louisvmlle man with threeI
tremendous hops sprang in tihe lead. But
Memphis was alongside ot himn In a mo
ment, and then ensued one of time grandest
races ever witnessed. Tihe ra.en happed 1
together as thought they were one man,
and the thne nmade was womndcrfuh. A race
horse could not have caught them, for '
they made fully twelve feet at every stride.
T1ogether they weni., and as they reached ~
the string running from the Commercial ~
office to the Kentucky Behool of Medicine,
the belated pedestrians who witnessed the 1
race declaredJ that it would- be a dead I
heat, when suddenly the Memphis man's t
crutch struck a treacherous rock and away
he went head over heels, first one end up1
and then the other, The Louisville man S
put on an extra spurt to keep hIs adver- I
sary from rolling in under the string ahead]
of him. But when the MemphIs man
strusic the hIgh street crossing he stopped l
rolling, and the Louisville man wont under 1
the wire an easy winner by two lengths.
iHarboring at Home.
A New York barber recently remarked
iore are a groat many families who dis
ke to bring their children to the shop
> have their hair trimmed. They pro
3r having it done at their homes. This
a lucrative l)rauch of the practice, as
Lie price charged is treble that which
ules in the shop. Already I have
welvo families on my list. I visit their
hihiren once a month, and keep their
air in order, Next there are gentle
ion who can chord the luxury of a pri
ate barber. 'i'te valet, as a rule, is a
ad workman, outside of his natural
Luties of tiruniing his master's clothes
nd boots, answering the ll, reading
ii the " o 1e uag and hnstoh
iue ne heocau stand withlout. being
aught by his master I wait on about
wenty gentlemen now at their homes.
.11 of my clionts are gentlemen of
'oilth, and oil of thetn are very partic
lar about the trimming of their heacts
ud hair. I have one exceedingly
boral customer at the Palmer House.
to tbiuks that my manner of coinbiig
is hair conceals his growing baldness
-om a prying world --an important
iatter to any muau who find,, himself
oaring the fortieth milestone, which,
called the old age of youth. It it not
liaving and hair cutting only that I do
along this class, I am provided with
laterials to produce a delicato gloss on
to whiskers, also with an incomparable
iixture for restoring gray hair to its
outhful color. )o you want a bottle?
fo? You may, when you grow older,
ol as iuany of my customers do-that
ray hairs are in-mltiig. I have a
achlor who nntertains his friends, malo
ad female, in regal style in his apart
tents in the-well, in a flat on Michi
an avenue. Ii hair and beard daily
row thinner. Why? Because every
soriing lie has m make it microscopic
rauinuation for gray huirs in each. If
iere aro any, out they come with the
veez_rs. I expostulate and cite my
s9torer as the propor cure, but le in
sts. he'll bo sorry wt lien lie has no
air, which won't be a very long time
oi now if lie keeps up his present rate
t pulling it out. The lpernicious prac
co of men shaving themselvei is the
'orst opposition ext:stiig to the tonso.
al trade, But, fortunately, every one
innot learn to handle his own razor,
ad as for cutting their own hair, non
then can do that."
"Another very lucrative branch of
ractice is among lady clients," droned
1o barber. "I attend a good many
idies regularly once a week to slhaimpoo
it dress their hair. The importanceo
e every art which tends to preserve and
eautity the hair is very highly re
arded, I am glad to say. When the
3alp is kept free of dandruff and is
ver a certain fragrance. Ladies should
so little oil. 'T'he hair brush is better
ian sticky liquids, They should be
treful about keeping their hair
immed. It is lable to split at the e,d i
ad grow harsh when not attended to.
am; as I say, waiting on a great many
dies at their residences, and, by the
ay, it would surprise people who have
D opportuniti a of seeing for them
4vos to learn of the clegunco and lux
ry of certain Ohic.tgo homes. I recall
to mistress' dressing-room in a house
a Prairie avenue. Its walls are mostly
irrors with silver fratmes. the spaces
etween them filled in wi:h costly lace
lornments. 'i'he toilet set is silver
id gold, heavily studded with precious
ones. Every article in the room is of
10 richest and most expensive charao
r, as; indeed, it can afford to be, seo
ig that the owner's husband makes
aff. a million a year.
vEo(leIni l:riiltIion, at Ssa.
A violent volcanic erupltion recently
1ok pIlace in the ,Java 8oas. During
[ay 20 and 21 the outbreak at Krakatau
dland, situatedi ini the Strait of Sunda,
as very heavily felt at Batavia. .From
njer it is reported "thlere wats a tre
iendous eruption, with continual shak
ig and heavy rain of ashies," on the
ithi of May, and on the nmght of the
>lloing (lay it wasw distinctly seen
iero. A steamer which reached1 Ba
Lvia oni the 24th or July having passed
:rakatan Island on the north, met with
heavy ram of ashes, covering the decks
'ith one and a half inches of volcanic
Whdle this eruption seems to have
con notabhly violent it is an agreeable
ur priso that no fatal effects accompany
ug it arc reported. The groat curve
lade by the islands circling round
lorneo, including Java, defines an area
f moat intense volcanic activity, and it
rould have been nothing remarkable
ad the recent outbreak bcbn exceed
ugly destructive. In 1822 the eruption
'I Mount (hidung-gung on the main
iland desolatedi over a hundred villages
,d destroyed four thousand persons.
Jhe eruption of Mount (.untur, in 1843,
cording to the estimate of J1unghuhn,
writer on Java, threw out thirty mil
on tons of sand( and( ashes. That the
olcanocs of this island-the gem of the
Indian Ocean-haveonot exhausted their
nergy by these exploits is shown by
he fact that In 1872 the eruption of the
etive volcano Morapi proved fatal to
urany inhabitants of Kadu, and the
lama60e feared from the ashes ejected
Ly this fiery cone is said to have inter
ered with coffee planting in the dis
riets of Probolingo and Romaneb. As
it as 1878, according to seismic statis
es of Dr. Becrgsma, there were sixteen
arthiquakes registered throughout the
As the scene of the i cent disturbance
leS on the Wecst Java coast, and the
,hole island Is swept at this season by
lie regular south-east trade winds, the
olcainic ashes must have fallen mostly
,t sea and cannot have affected the
ho growing coffee crops. It Is to be
ioped that the recent erup)tion at Kra
ata, by relieving the earth of the in
ornal pressure, will be a safeguard
gamset further disturbances at p resent.
iut as Java is the centre of the most
etive volcanic region now known on
he globe, having standing on a single
>lainl twenty-eight distinct volcanic
iomes, varying in height from five thou
and to fourteen thousand feet, it must
ec some time before a sense of secnrity
eturna to the J.vannone.
Ma. J. 0. BIoAa-Dear Sir: I bought the drst 4
D)avte Machine sold by you vnyviAe, )"
ywiewho l gl Jn,tl .nb4 lR~tls~ .I"" , ,. .
am, well p aeW11 it. evers Mires aqy,
rouabl, and s as good as when tst.bought.
Winnsboro, S. C., Aprit39Y. J. W. tO.'
Mr. BOAU: You wish to know what I have to say
in regard to the Davis Machine bought o* you three
ears ago. I feel I cant't say too much in is favor.
Inadle about 80,00 within live months, at times
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel confident a could
not have done the saute work with as much ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
in adjusting attachments. The lightest running
machine ! have ever treadled. Brother James and
Williams' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines bought or you. I want no better
machine. As I sali before, I don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Machine.
Fairli County, April, 1l83.
M R. IoAU : My inticltne gives me perfect satis
faction. I dud no fault with it. The attachments
ate so siple. I wish for no better than the Davis
Vertical Feed.
Respect fully.
Miw. 11. MiLi.iNo.
Fairfield county, April, 18S3.
Mt. ioAi: I tought a uavis Verttral boed
ewiug Machine from you four years ago. I au
elighted wilh it. It never has given ne any
rouble, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good as whetn I first bought it. I oan
cheerfully recummrn4l it.
lHespect fully,
Mis. M. J. K1aaz.AND.
Monticello, Alril 30, 188:t.
This Is to certify that I have been using a Davis
Vertical Feed Sewing Machine 'or over tw.ye.rs,
purchased of Mr. J. 0. Hoag. I haven't found I 6
pvssesswi of any ftilt-all the attachments are so
simple. a ,never refuses to work, anti is eortainly
the lightest running In the unarket. I consider it
a iirst-clasa nachine.
Very respectfully
Oakland, Fairiolt county, S. C.
Mit BOAU : I am wett pleased m every partioul
with the Davis Machine bought of you. I think
a first-class machine in every respect. You knew
you sold several machlues of the same make to
dlilerent members of our famlies, all of whom,
as far as I know, tire well pleased with them.
Rosnect fully,
tratrtc1,1 county, April, lai.
This Is to certify we have hail in constant tis
ihe )avis Machine bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have made the
price of it several tines over, we don't want any
better machine. h is always ready todo any kind
of work we have to do. No pnckeringor skipping
Wtitches. We can only say we are weib pleased
and wish no better nachine,
A pril 25, 18v4.:TEtN s.sAi iTH
I have no fault to find with ay mnachne, and
don't want any .,etter. I have mn.tde the price of
it several times by taking in sewing. It is always
ready to do Its work. I think it a first-class ma
chine. I feel I can't say too much for the I)avis
Vertical Feed Machine.
Fairfield cotmty, April, 1883.
Ma. J. 0. IloAO-Dear Sir: It gives me m'tch
pleasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Vor
tical Feed Sowing Machine. The mnachine i got of
you about live years ago. has been almost !d con
stant ust ever since that.lnime. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost lmo one cent for
repairs since we have had it. An, well pleased
anmd domn't wish for any better.
Yours truly,
itOBT. URtwvORD,
Granite Qutarry, ntear WVinnsboro 8. C.
We hatve tused the Davis Vertical Feed Sewing
MacinO for time last five years. WVe would not
have amy othier make at anty p)rice. The maohine
has given tus umnboundlet satisfaction.
Very respectfully,
Fair ieldi tinty, S. C., Jani. 27, 1888.
iiavil.j boughmt a Davis Vettical Feed SewIng
Machimw from Mr. J1. 0. Boag some three years
ago, andl It ihaving givenl me perfeot satisfaction in
every respect as a iamuily muachinie, 'oth for hea.'y
anti light sewing, amnd never needed tIhe least re
pair in aiiy way, I can checerfuily recommnend it to
any onue as a first-class machinie in every particu
iar, amid tinik it second to none. It is one of the
simplest machiines made; may childiren use it with
all ease. The attachmuents are more easIly ad
justed and it do0e4 a greater range or work by
means of ts Vertical Feed thman any other Ima
chino I have ever seen or uastd.
MRs. TaIOMAe Ow!Noe.
Wlnisboro, Fairdield couty, S. U.
We have had one of the Davis Machines about
four years anid have always found It ready to dot all
kinds of work we have hlad occaston to do. Can't
goe that the machine is worn any, and works as
Wei as when hew,
Jackson's Creek, Fairfiel county, S. U.
My wife is higlhly pleased with the D)avis Ma
chinie bought of you. She would not take douible
what she gave for it. Tihe machine has not
b)eemn out of order since she had it, and she earn de
any kindi of work on it.
Very Rtespectfully, ~Fs
Monticello, trair field counmty, 8. U.
The iDavis Sewing Machine is simply a Ireas
tad Mae. JT. A. (GooDw Tx.
Rtidgeway, N. C., Jan, 10, 18811.
,0 O HAC, Esq., Agenti-Dear Sir: My wife
has been usig a Davis dowl MachIne constant
ly for the past four years, ant it haa never needed
any repairs and works just as well as when first
bought. She says it will do a g,eater range of
practical work antd do it easier and better than
any machine she has ever used. We oheerfully
recommend it as a No. I family machine,
ortr.,JAg. Q. DAvis.
Winnshoro, 8. C., Jan, 8, 1888.
Mit. BeAo I have always found my Davis Ma
chine ready do all kinds ef to work I have had 00
easion to do. I cannot see that the machine is
worn a particle and it works as weid as when new.
Winnsboro, 5. C., A pril, 1688,
MR., BOAG: My wIfe has been onstantly using
the Davis Machine bought of you about 'Iv. years
ago. I have never regretted buyig ia, IIt is
always ready for any kind of fain il seig, either,
hev or light. It is never out of ix or needing
tops ~~ Very respoofuJ* , ay
Pairfigid, 8. C,, MArch, 1888.

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