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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1881.
The Vermont Phoenix
VERMONT RECORD & FARMER
( Cilf (! Jfoy J, 1880)
FCOLIIRID IVEM f BlDil BT
llungtir dc Xhoiuiisrn'a.IIIocll, ZTIuIn
TsaMs. Two Collar, per year In advance; $3.60U
Hate, nf AnvrRfinvn fnnitihul nn .....ti n
Births, DeatheandMarrlagee published gratlelOblt
nary Notlcee, Carda of Tbauke, etc., Wo per loch of
Jinttred at tht Brattttboro Iiit OJlct at ucont-tlau
O. L. FaxKCH.
BUSINESS C AllVS.
General Inturance and Seal Ettate Agentt,
urrrcsenuugiompaniea whose Assets areorer
TENEMENT8 TO LET.
Agents for Bibcock Fibi ExiiKociintiii.
Office In Btarr k Esley'a Ktw Bank Block, cor. Mill
t ronv xucitKii.M.i).,
ouice and reside nee, No. 3 Oreen Btreet. bpcdsl l
B"" ' miuuio uncases.
Hll. HULTOX, M. !.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office and residence corner Main and Walnut sta
Ai numo ifuui iivi aoa irom o to 7 o clock r. M.
OIIAH. W. ItllKtV, Itl.
I'UVtflCIAN AND BURQkON,
O fflco wHh Dr. lloilon. corner Main aud Walnut Sta
. ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
And Solicitor of rateute,
TT1 CAM t'ENXEn, Market ulock.Klliot 81
Newspapers, Magazluea & Periodical.. Subscriptions
rwci.cu iuf iuv yuuciiwi newspapers anil msgazlnes.
uu iiti.irutu wan or omerwiae.
f T7 I.. IkEStXR. llonae and Rlpn I-ttnf.r. n--
lt Green Street, Brattleboro.Tt,
A. IUY, M. II.,
gjuoi street, uratueooro, vt.
a Tr. It11Vk 1 a -
Brown Btone and Scotch Granite Monataents
uu iiviiumi. XirEllJCDOrO, l E.
I FIRE INSUUANCK AGENT,
Office, Putney, Vt.
Now Goods Cheaper than any
Season for Years.
LA ROE STOCK OF SHORT PAST, SCHOOL AND
YOUTHS' AND MEN'S NOBBT BUSINESS ASD
DRESS SUITS IN ALL THE NEW FATTERNS AND
SPRING. OVERSACKS OF ALL KINDS.
BPECIAL BARGAINS IN TWO LINES OF FANCY
SUITS AT S.JO. CHEAP AT 110.00.
THE BEST Jl.CO T-AKT IN THE MARKET.,
TEN DOZEN OVERALLS, 60 CIS. EACH.
LARGE LOT OF FANCY AND DRESS SHIRTS,
THE BEST ASSORTMENT OF NECK-WEAR YET.
GLOVES, HOSIERY, TRUNKS, VALISES, Ac.
Remember, we buy only the best
goods and sell at the lowest prices.
BOtTOjr CASH STOItE.
uTABKEY & WfiLLM
ITavlny taken possession of the
Store lately occupied by
A. J. SXMONDS,
Would ssy to the eliliens of Erittlefccro aod vicinity
that we fin be found it
No. 49 Main Street,
Six. tlwya ruch wtek (extraordlntrlei excrpted,)
where we will ibow our socdiittd quote prlcei that
we tliiok will glre jou.ntlfctln
We expect to tke In cbDge for goodi most xlode
of Firment' Produce at the rtry beet price tbe market
We are receiving a fresh line of
TAPAX TEAS, both colored and
uncolored. Also OOLOXdS that
we think are hard to beat,
A fall Use of goodi uuUy kept In iflnUclui
IVCotue and flee TCmMt
WALKER & HOWE.
AND FLOWER SEEDS,
Allot toe beat quality, at
C.F. THOMPSON &CO.'S
Dreaa Good J, Shawle, Saequea, FulLrre, etc., djed
,,,rlt,f ofcolora. Meu'a Clotblng djtd or ateam
"(anted and vre.ied vlthout ripping oi crocking.
..' ilAld n ar on gooda ant bj cxpreaa. Dl
rect U BratU.boro Ujt Work.
1;1 M. J. DALE, Proprltior,
NOW READY FOR INSPEC
No. 1 Grnnlto Block.
To bo fonml in tho State.
Each Department is now
full and coniplete, with all
the latest novelties of the
season, in Fancy and Staple
DRY GOODS, CARPETS, OIL
CLOTHS, MATTINGS, RUGS,
etc., and each Department
contains specialties and spe
cial bargains not to he found
I Lave now ready for iuHiiectiou aud sale a
line ot the Choicest Carpots ovor
oTToroa in tnis market, or tuc
intcsi anu most uesirauie patterns nua color
Tbe very beat full five-framo body Brusaela
Carpels, only Sl.flO. (Bold eTerywbere at
to f 1.8. J.)
A very good line of Tapestry CarpeU at
Bflo to 1.00. Extra Tapestry UrusseU in
very cboice patterns, from $1.00 to $1.2.".
Lowell Manufacturing Co.'s best Extra
Supers, from 80c to OOc. (These quotations
are fully loo per yard under city prices.)
Also, a full line of medium and low-priced
Carpets, Mattings, Oil. Cloths, Rugs, Carpet
Linings, etc., at bottom prices.
Mj motto la, aa berctofore,
Quick Sales, Small FroIts, and
Onel'rtcc to All.
O. J. PRATT.
Is in full blast at his
NEW STORE, No.
5 Crosby Block, first
frw south of Cheney &
Clafip's, where he can
accommodate his custo
mers with Hardware,
Paints & Oils, Doors,
Sash & Blinds, Pocket
Knives, Skates, Sleigh
Bells, etc., etc.
BARNA A. GLARE.
IR,. ZE3I, EZDZDIT,
Xo. 70 MttUe at. opiioeU Kllb, DotttN,
Secure! rtenU Jo tbe United BUtee ; also in Greet
Brltalo. France, and other foreign countries. Coplee
of the clalme of any Pitent famished by remltttog
one dollsr. Asslgumenti recorded at Vssblngton.
.Yo Afftncy in the United Utattt po$et$ee tuperior a
r fifties fur attaining Jitentt or ascertaining the vat
tnUUUty ft invention; It. H. KDlY,
I roff&rd Mr. I!ddr aa one of the most cartabU and
Muetestul prsctitlonera with whom I birebsd offlclsl
Intercourse, Cius, Miaou. Commissioner of Patents,'
"In? eutors cannot employ a person more trnstwor-
and faTOrsble consideration at tbe Patent Office.
KDMUMDBunKx, isteuommissioneroi mcnts."
Boston, Oct. 19,1870.
B. n. EDDY. Ea Bear Bin You procured for
me. In 1840, my first pstent. Since tben yon nave
irisd fnrtind adrlad m in hundreds of cases, and
procured many patents, reissues and extenalens. I
nave oecaiionavy ewpiojeu vcs Kubica .u w
Vflrlr Phlltiila'lnfalA and U'tihliifitOU. but Z still fflre
yon almost tbe whole of my business In your Hoe,
and adrlse others to employ you. Yours truly.
Boston, Jan, 1,1881. 1
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the many forms of Liver Com
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IJlood, and Functional Derange
ments attendant upon Debility, and
for Building ii the weak, Asli
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4- Accredited Physicians and
Clergymen, who may desire to test
the Tonic, will be supplied with not
exceeding six bottles, at oiic-Iinlf
the retail price, money to accom
pany, the order. Sold by Druggists,
and by D. 13. Dewey & Co., 46 Dey
St., N. Y.
The most 1'owcrfttl,
Penetrating and Paln-rclicvlnjr
remedy ever Revised by man. It
soothes I'ain, it allays inflammation,
it heals Wounds, and it cures
Sciatica. LmnbiiKO, Senldw,
Burns, Stlir Joints, Cuts, Swell
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Rlieuni, Itch, Sprains, tinlls, and
lameness from any cause. Suf
PAiN IX THE BACK,
Fever Sores, Eruptions, Broken
Breasts, contracted Cords, Neu
ralgia, Palsyordislocated limbs;
and owners of horses, planters, me
chanics, merchants and professional
men everywhere, unite in saying, that
brings relief when all other I.ini
jrients. Oils, Extracts and Embroca
tions have failed.
WEST BRATTLEBORO, VT.,
Fob. 24, 1881.
FROM THE FRONT!
LARCIE STOCK OF
Ju.t recelred. Alio, a foil line of
BOOTS & SHOES,
And In fact, everything usually kept In a Crit-cJsn
A FEW HORSE ULANKETS LEFT
To be doaed oat CIIEAPI
Are doing- u lara;e Palna.Iear Iloilar...
EATON & NEWELL.
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up thft System, Unices tho Weak
Strong, Builds up the) IJrokcnr
(lonu, Invlfforates tho
Dypepsla, Nervous Affections, Gen
eral Debility, Neuralgia, Fever
and Ague, Paralysis, Chronio
Diarrhoea, Boils, Dropsy,
Humors, Female Com
plaints, liver Com
plaint, Be mittent
ALL DISEASES ORIGINATING IN A BAD STATE
OF THE BLOOD, OR ACCOMPANIED BY
DEBILITY OR A LOW STATE
. Of THE SYSTEM.
Supplies the blood with Ita Vital Principle, or
Lira Klement, 1UO.V, infusing Strength,
Vigor and New TJfo into all parti of the syitcra.
BEING FREE FROM ALCOHOL, its encrcu.
fag effects an not followed by corrwpondingrtac
tion, but are permanent.
SETK W, FOWLE & SONS, Proprietors, 86
llaniion Avenue, Boston. Soil by all Druggists.
Bend IS cents In silver or fire 3-ct
stamps, and 3 cents to psy post
age, forapacksgeof MauUful
Cards 2i different dealffns 4n
cJudlnir elrssnt French cbromo cards, flower card, fc
colored Utbogrsplis. artistic and pleasing In design
execution. Address CAUDA." Pli(KMIX OV.
JTIOX.SratUeboro.Vt. A'o crders ex wail
With fow exceptions, phiiosopliers bare
classed vbsttrer is known to exist into "mat
ter" and "mind," often substituting for tbe
latter word tbe term "spirit' m more sug
gCKtWe of immortality than tbe word "mind,"
which certainly conveys little more than an
Idea of the mental principle arising from the
organized, living brain. Light and heat are
exceptions. Onco these agents were bclioTcd
to be material substances, composed of in
finitely small atoms emanating from tbe lu
minous jr calorific body. Hence Thomp.
Ot all material beloia firat and beat ! ,
Now after many interesting experiments that
cannot be described here, tbeso agents aro
considered Immaterial, and are best described
under tbo term "force" or "motion," perrad
Ing so much of circumambient space as is
embraced within the Influence of the lumin
ous or calorific body.
Matter we hare found lo be "substance-'
of whatever kind, form or density that is ca.
pable of producing an impression upon the
organs of sense, and hence a perception, and
includes tbe aroma of a rose as really as a
solid rock or any substantial work of art,
Locke says that "spirit is a subatanco In
which thinking, knowing, doubting and a
power of moving do subsist." Webster de
fines "spirit" as an "immaterial substance.
The dilemma of tbe metaphysicians in their
endeavor to provo that the mind is, and is
not material, was briefly noticed in No. 12,
and will not be reproduced hero except to re
peat that tho definition becomes unintelligi
ble and ambiguous by employing terms uu
meaning and paradoxical.
It Is hardly necessary to observe that sci-
enco Is indebted to matter for its existence,
and resU upon tbe assumption that natural
law Is Immutable. If tbo laws of nature- were
not immutable, science could have no sure
foundation, and henco could not exist ; ev
erything would be confusion and uncertain.
ty ; thero would bo no knowledge of princi
pies, nor the relation of different objects to
one another, because principles and relations
would not exist.
Change docs not Imply mutability without
order, nor without an end to be subserved,
Every substance in nature, so far as man's
cxtierience extends, is subject to change uu
der natural forces never at rest; and it is
change, or motion, guided by law, that con
serves the stability of the universe. Tbe
forces that induco the change arc immutable
and eternal. Sometimes theso forces are for
a time destructive : yet considered as a final
ity they are conservative. The light and
beat of the sun and summer showers cause
vegetation to thrive; the same influences in
duce death and decomposition. But death
and decomposition are as necessary in the
endless chain of cause and effect as birth and
Natural science is founded upon observa
tion and experiment. Of this nature are
chemistry and astronomy. The chemist has
discovered the composition of air and water
and the laws of affinity and repulsion by ex
periment only, 'lne astronomer, through
centuries of observation, can predict eclipses
with unerring certainty, becsuso he has
learned tho immutability of nature In the re
currence of tbe same phenomena at regular
Physical science Is tbe doctrine of causes
and effects through which matter is perpetu
ally changing by being acted upon by other
substances or influences. In this branch tbe
student will discover a well-connected se
quence, and observe that whatever exists,
whether substance or motion, is the effect of
an antecedent cause. But he is permitted to
see but a few links of tbe chain that extends
through eternity past and is perpetually be
ing forged into eternity future.
As far as our experience extends matter is
omnipresent ; that is to say, no cubic inch of
space is destitute of It in one or more of its
forms. In tbe boundless universe our experi
ence islimited to tbespeckof earth we Inhabit
andashortdistanceabovoit. It Is probably true
that tbe atmosphere extends 45 miles or more
above the earth ; but what thero is, if any.
thing, above the atmospheric line, is uncer.
tain and conjectural. Tbe universality of
matter, above, around 'and beneath us, In
stead of inspiring to investigation and study,
creates indifference in the Average man, and
he gropes along over pearls of priceless val
ue, stopping to gather those only that will
redound to his material prosperity and grati
fy his acquisitiveness. If we had never be
held n tree nor a rock until now, it would re
celvo the closest examination, and there
would scarcely bo an end of wonder and sur
prise at the new and unaccountable object.
The treo and the rock, nevertheless, contain
hidden sermons of rare eloquence, ready tq
be pronounced In golden sentences to the
attentive listener but their language is un
intelligible to him who discovers nothing In
them but a means of material wealth and
Tbe reader who has had the interest to pe
ruse these articles, may have observed tbe re
lationship between the sciences of philoso
phy, geology, mineralogy and chemistry;
and be may have failed to see why they
might not be consolidated, they are so inti
mately connected and consecutively India
pentablo in tho description of many material
objects. As matter is, generally, a complex,
lly made up of many abstract substances,
and these substances of many elements, ev.
ery part bearing a relationship to some other
part, and all necessary to the perfection and
preservation of tbe aggregate substance ; so
tbe natural sciences above named bear the
same relationship to each other, and oil, or
several of them, become necessary in the In
vestigation of many material objects. The
philosopher describes a block of granite as
having extension, figure, attraction of gravi
tation, held together by the cohesive power
of its particles. The geologist informs us
that granite Is a plutonlo rock underlying all
the stratified rocks ; that it becomes access!,
ble to man by upheaval of tbe earth's crust,
and that its constitueut minerals aro silica,
feldspar and mica. Tbe mineralogist de
scribes these minerals in color, hardness,
texture, fracture and crystallization. Lastly
tbe chemist appears with his agents and re
agents, reduces the minerals to their compo
nent parts, and these to their elements, and
describes tbe properties of the ultimate prin
ciples. rue biguer forms or matter known as "or
ganic," are generally believed to be solely en
titled to the term "living matter," while all
Inorganio bodies aro presumed to be dead.
But inorganio bodies are possessed of life of a
low degree, and the chasm is no greater be
tween them and plants than between plants
and animals. Starting with the postulate
that motion is the Index of life, (there is no
life- without motion,) we discover that In an.
mala this consists, principally, of locomo
tion, circulation, respiration and pulsation.
In plants, motion is confined to circulation,
and a distant resemblance to respiration.
Another wide distinction between these
classes of organto bsings is, that animals are
sentient beings, while plants are destitute of
tho organs of eenso. Hence, it Is not neces
sary that life bo accompanied with locomo
tion, sensation nor pubtation, and here ono
step is gained. If motion, then, is the Index
of life, all matter possessesthelivlng principle.
only differing In degree, for motion (as an
attempt was niado to prove in No. 7) is one
of the laws of matter overy whero apparent.
It may be said that there can be no motion
of an Inorganio body except as it is acted up
on by some other body or Influence. Grant
ed. This Is true of plants. Air, water, tho
beat and light of tho sun aro indispensable to
tbo motions of plant life. Nor do animals
act or move independently of external Influ
ences. Their "involuntary motions" would
soon cease if they were to be deprivod of tbe
external conditions of their existence. Their
"voluntary motions," improperly so called.
depend entirely upon some influence that
produces a motive to action. Without a
motive of some kind man would never act or
move, and the strongest motive will always
prevail. Is this doubted? An individual
decides that a piece of work demands his at
tention at a certain time. When the tlino ar
rives this motive Is uppermost in tbe mind,
All at onco ho recalls a promise to meet a
friend at the fame hour to arrange a business
matter of some importance. Tbe business
transaction now presents tho stronger mo
tive, and bo has no power to perform tbe la
bor before decided upon. At this juncture
his houBO takes fire. Now tbe motive to give
battle to the flames Is the strongest of the
three ; tbe labor and the business transac
tion are loat sight of in the eagerness to ar
rest the flames and save his property. Do'
wo feel sure that the strongest motive can be
disobeyed, or that wo can act independently
and without control? Tbe disobedience in
order to show the freedom of tho will, proves
that the desire to disobey has now become
the stronger motive and establishes the truth
of tho proposition. A corollary grows out of
the propsltton which cannot be discussed
here, viz., the justice ot punishment. Let it
suffice to say that punishment Is not incon
sistcnt with tbe views here expressed.
Now let us search for the "motive" prin
ciple in Inorganic matter. Here it is called
"affinity," or sometimes "likes and dislikes.
because tbe motion of "dead" matter so
strongly resembles tho motions of sentient be
ings acting under an impulse of the will. Put
into a vessel sulphate of soda and muriate of
lime. The former Is composed of sulphuric
acid and soda, the latter of muriatic acid and
lime. These compounds will change com
panions. The muriatic acid of the muriate
ot lime will combine with tbe soda of the sul.
phate of soda, and the sulphurio acid of the
sulphate of Boda will combine with tbe lime
of tbo muriate of lime, producing two new
compounds, viz., muriate of soda and sul
phate of lime. These changes occur under
the law of double elective affinity, the affinity
between tbe constituents of tbe new com
pounds being greater than the affinity be
tween the constituents of tbe old. In tbe
hlgherformsof matter the principle hero dis
covered and known ai "affinity" is called
"motive ;" it may be of friendship, love of
gain, charity, curiosity, or any one of tbe
many others that induces a sentient being to
act in a certain manner. Chemical repulsion
reproduced In sentient beings is dislike, hat
red, malice, revenge, or any other antagon
ism that repels union of hearts.
Finally : This inquiry opens an inexhausti
ble field for study and reflection, more fas
cinating to (he true inind of man than Don
Quixote or the Arabian Nights. If mankind
would seek more earnestly for its rich treas
ures, and devote less attention to the vices
and follies of life, they would be at once up
on the highway to enjoyment and peace,
The laborer as be toils alone, the traveller,
the mechanic and the man of leisure, will
here find ample scone for thought, compan
ions upon every hand, and in every material
object an instructor. The volume of nature
is open wide, and silently invites to the study
of its eloquent pages. Its sublime truths im
prove the mind, enlarge the heart, strength,
en the understanding, elevate the affections,
discountenance vice and crime, and incite to
virtue and moral rectitude. Who would not
be a student of the great volume ? s. e. c.
Tbo North American lleview for May con
tains a striking article by the lion. David
Dudley Field on "Centralization in the Fed
era! Government" That our polity is rapid
ly advancing in the direction of centraliza
tion Is demonstrated by the author; but
whether centralization is really a formidable
evil or only a bugbear is a question which
men will probably continue to decide accord
inc to their several political rjredilectlons.
Whatever the reader's bios, Mr. Field's pa
per win command nis reunecttui attention.
and it will be read with interest and profit.
Tbe second article is upon the new revision
of the Bible, by the Rev. Dr. Bchaff, of the
American committee of revision. Mr. Jus
tice Strong writes of "Tbe Needs of the Su.
premo Court," and advocates tbe establish
ment of a court ot appeals, intermediate be
tween tbe U. S. Supreme Court and the cir
cuit courts. The Hon. Oeorge Q: Cannon,
tbe first advisor of the President of the Mor
mon church, and delegate to Congress, makes
a vigorous defence of "Utah and its People."
The question, "Shall Americans build Ships?"
is considered by Mr. John ltoacb, tbe ship,
builder, who brings forward a large number
of facts to provo that the people of the United
States must build ships if they would hold a
place among maritime nations. Tbe other
articles are "The Life-Saving Service," by
the Hon. S. S. Cox ; "The Ituins of Central
America, by M. Cbarnay ; and finally an at
tack on evolution philosophy, written in a
vein of the finest irony, and entitled, "What
Morality Have We Left ?"
The table of contents of the May Interna
tional lteview embraces a number of articles
of interest and value. The place of honor is
accorded to Mr. A. V. Dicey, who writes
about EngUnd's Chief Justice, who died last
year Sir Alexander Cockburn. Though the
article has little of tbe biographical element,
and gives but a meagre Idea of the subject's
life, it is valuable as showing the great advo
cate and judge's legal career. Mme. Z. Itag
ozin contributes the conclusion of her paper
upon "Tbe Last Trial of Itussian Nihilists,"
the first nart of which has been so well re.
ceived and favorably referred to by the press.
"-taxation or inier-eiaie uommerce - iorms
the theme for a short essay by Mr. Brooks
Adams. Mr. William Or. Low writes con
cerning "The Balance of the Oeneva Award."
Another article bearing upon political mat
ters is by Mr. Henry Gannett upon "The Al
leged Census Frauds In the South." Mr. W.
Fraser Ilae discusses "The Life and Writ
ings of Oeorge Eliot," In a manner that will
be found to bo rather Interesting and Instruc
tive, notwithstanding the great amount al
ready written about' her. Mr. I. N. Ford
writes of tbe "Constitutional Tendencies In
Franoe." An article by a bright young Ja
panese student In America. Mr. K. Mitsuk.
nri, upon "Itecent Changes in Japan," may
be called the novelty of the number, and it
will also be found to be 0 pieoo of literary
work worthy of the pen of men who have not
been obliged to learn a foreign language as a
preparation. The number Irooncluded with
a snort criticism upon some recently pub
lished histories of the United States. The
number is meaty, and contains an unusual
amount of interesting reading. New York i
A. 8. Barnes A Co. Five dollars year ; fif
ty cents a number. '
Tilt) JLIIlle Old IVomaa.
Tbrre's a little old woman Urea over tbe war,
Ins gembrel-roofed cottage uoatDted aod srar,
And wbere- tbe brown grape-vine la cllmblog acroaa
Tbe ablnglca are covered srltb patebca of moaa.
Br tbe wood flretlde la tbe winter ahe alta,
Ins liat-bottomed rocker, and alnga aa abe fcnlte
In a quavering volco with a tremalona croon,
And tbe click of ber needle keepa time to tbe tone.
Iler TJIble abe read., alow! turning the leaves,
And aba garnera bright grain from Ha beautlfnl
And tbe tea re dim her ejea aa abe lift, tbem on high
in aearcn oi ner ireainre iaia up in lne eey.
In ber beet Bandar gown, whether ailing or well,
Bbe trota to her meetlog at sound of tbe bell ;
And abe .It. In ber pew like a wren on a perch
Tbl. little gray dame in a Pnrltan cbnrcb.
Oar very old people remember, tbe thlok,
When her hair waa aa eloaav and black aa a mink.
And her cheeka red aa roaea, ber teethwhlteaa pearls,
Ami mi. m.ie oiu woman me i.ireat oi gina.
She had a dear lover, atack and a day t
A aatlor who .ailed from the beantlfnl bavl
And the anmmera may bloth, and the wlntera may
Dot their .an never eblnea on hi. home-coming ealL.
At a little round table from over tbe aea
Bb. alta at the aac.et and pours out her tea,
And the delicate cap and tta aaneer are white
Aa a floating pond Illy Jaat kUaed by the light.
And a ablp noder aall, with ita flag at tba mast.
All laden with memorle. brought from the past,
Is pslntel npon tbem aa lifelike and fair
As tbe mirage that floata in the orient air.
UU iMp that be sailed In, hla sweetheart to wed,
By othera forgotten the sunset grows red
Bat tbe little old woman Jnst mnrmnre a prayer,
And smiles aa ahe knows tbat her lover la there.
Bat a day will eoon come wben the lilac'a oerf nme
Through the halfopen window will float through the
And tbe bouse will b quiet, and abe be at real.
With the .ingle white ruse on hermotlonleae breast.
And the angela wiUcome with their glittering wlnga,
.uv in. M,T J, 1 . J ., BUU IUB iUV I, slug,
And bear to tbe home that la fairer than day
Tbe little oil woman from over tbe way,
A nan Without ia Soul.
INTXnV-STINO EXrEBIUKXTS AS TO TltE 6C1E."CX
or the ure-or tiie soul axd the death or
Mons lo Do tcur Bassay d'AIembert, a
noted French surgoon and physician, bos
long held that life might be prolonged indef
initely in some classes of patients ; such for
instance, as mose who nave suffered no ralal
lesions, but who are perishine from aoremia
or tbe degeneration and non-production of
proper uiooa corpuscles, lie nas boldly pro
claimed bis ability to create life. or. more
properly, revivify a body that has been de
prived or me irom tnls cause, and he has
maintained this pet theory with a persisten
cy deemed almost insane by his friends, neg
lecting no opportunity to assert his ability to
demonstrate it. Until the 9th of this last
November be found no ono wilhna to accent
as true his seeming visionary theory; but
having secured a suitable patient for experi
mental purposes in tbe person of M. Nathan
Isaacs, a near relative, by tbe way, of tbe
Baron Rothschild, he immediately proceeded
to demonstrate the truth of his hitherto un
substantiated assertions. Mr. Isaacs, i
wealthy Jew. was dying of an anicmic disor.
der, and having beard of Dr. d'Alembert's
tbeory ne sent for biin on the date above
mentioned, bavinc discharged his family
physician, and placed himself wholly under
tne cnarce oi ur. a Ajemoert. upon bts ar
rival Dr. d'AIembert found his patient at tbe
point of death, and the more strongly to
demonstrate the tenability of his belief, ho
determined to allow Mr. Isaacs to expire he-
lore trying nis experiments, no stimulants
being exhibited, Mr. Isaacs breathed his last
on the morning of the 11th of November at
4:30 o'clock. Dr. d'AIembert, who slept in
the house, having been informed of this fact
by one of the nurses, immediately had tbe
body placed in the box (constructed with
double walls packed with charcoal) and en
tirely covered with pounded ice, and then had
it removed to his office, where, in the pres
ence or JJrs. .uupuy, Dion, Jittlenne and 1U
cord (the .two latter members of the Acade
my of bciencej, be bad tbe body removed
from the box. wiped thoroughly dry and
placed on a table, tbe top of which was a
plate oi gloss nre incnes in tblcknes. Two
assistants then began with dry friction to
shampoo the entire surface of the body ; this
being tnorougniy done, tbo doctor made an
incision, reaching to tho spine at the first
vertebra, and buried there a smooth copper
piste atiacnea to tne one wire or an electno
battery. The incision was neatly sewed up.
to hold tbe plate in place, and the cicatrix
covered with colodium, or other tincture of
gun cotton. Another copper plate connect
ing with the same pole of the battery was
buried at the base of the skull, and still a
third, of zinc, connected with the opposite
pole of tbe battery, was burled in a similar
manner at tne base or tbe sternum. Every
thing beinir in readiness an almost impercep
tible stream of electricity was turned on and
so gradually increased tbat it was fully an
hour before any twitching of the muscles
could be discovered. At intervals of five
minutes the tongue was moistened with an
elixir composed or cognac brandy of 180 per
cent, proof, which hod been rectified six
times through filters of sand, charcoal and
felt. The tongue and fauces were moistened
with lime juice and water to prevent excoria
tion of tbem. At the end of the hour, as
above stated, a slight tremor of the muscles
became discernible: and at the end of tbe
second hour very minute globules of perspir
ation could be seen with the magnifying glass
upon me tnroat, axuia ana groins. At tots
point artificial respiration was begun and
kept up. Toward the close of the third hour
the flesh had a moist feeling, the entire sur.
face of the body being covered with a light
perspiration. From this stago we deem it
best to copy verbatim the diary of Dr. d Al
embert. Fourth hour Breathing being established.
artificial respiration was discontinued. Time
between exhalation and inhalation of breath,
twenty seconds, though growing more nat
Fifth hour Slight pulse: breathing all
right ; on forcing open tbe eyes, pupils foifnd
very much dilated ; eyes not glassy.
Sixth hour Left in chsrge of attendants
while physicians were at dinner, no reliable
notes of progress taken.
Seventh hour Still improving ; pulse reg
ular, though very weak ; eyes open and shut
Eighth hour Stimulation with brandy dis
continued, a strong egg-nog of goat's milk
being substituted, steady progression.
Mntu hour A muttered attempt at speech.
Tenth, eleventh and twelfth hours No
change except that in the last half of the
twelfth hour, Immediately before a slight
slumber, the patient called for "wife and Et
ta" (his child.)
Thirteenth and fourteenth hours Sound
slumber, from which patient awoke refreshed
and began a conversation in a weak tone.
From this point we shall resume the narra
tive, there being but little more to tell. The
battery was kept attached to Mr. Isaacs and
the stimulation continued, though at longer
Intervals In larger quantities. The most
singular part of this "truly strange" story is
the fact that, although Mr. Isaacs recovered
his intellect with the renewal of his life, yet
his moral faculties were entirely dormant.
When his wito and child were brought to him
he evinced no emotion whatever, and, while
his memory recalled every incident of his for
mer life, and all of his acquaintances say that
his conversation and Ideas were more bril
liant than ever before, yet it wsi impossible
to call np any association that was aught but
Indifferent to blm, When informed of his
mother's death (though he had been the moat
devoted of sons), he merely remarked)
"Well, she was old enough, heaven knows."
Though formerly very devout in his observ
ance or tbe dewisa religion, ne bad become
most blasphemous. He would not tell the
truth If possible to lie. and seemed to take a
most intense delight to steal and cecrete
about bis person any object, even of the
most trivial value. He made frequent at
tempts to rob the doctor of bis watch while
bending over him to administer stimulants.
etc. Dr. Beynault St. Pierre, the highest
Parisian authority on Insanity and matters re
lating lo psychology and physiology of tbo
brain, being called in, says that ho can ac
count for nls condition only by supposing
tbat while his intellect had been resumed
along with his new life, his soul had fled for.
ever. He argucB tbat wero this a cnio only
of insanity the brain would not hare increased
in brilliancy, nor would tno memory have
continued so perfect.
Lattr. December 1st. The blasphemies
nnu oDsceue conduct and conversation ot Air.
lasses Laving become too horrible, lb was do
tertnlued to discontinue tho stimulus and dis
connect the battery. This being dono tho
fatal sign of hlccouehine pecan, and in thir.
ty minutes the animal heat and all signs of
Ufa had disappeared, and death had resumed
his sway. Immediately on his dissolution
tbe eyes eank, tbe skin shrivelled, a hideous
stench pervaded the apartment, and the
corpse nau an tne appearance of Having been
dead for weeks. Thus ended ono of tbe
most remarkable cxperlmentsou record; one,
the genuineness of which Is bevond dispute
and which would seem to establish the fact
that science may prolong life even after tbo
soul bos left the body.
A'ote. Dr. d'AIembert says that prior to
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tuis Gcuuivui uu una uioun novcrui simi
lar ones on the bodies of cats and doss starv.
cd to death for tho purpose of experimenting,
iraruiauajrom me unue Meatcau.
A Had Time far tl.ei Wonllln uf.
This has been a bad winter for the advo
cates ot woman suffrage. Their measures
have been acted on In various forms by the
legislatures oi at least a bair-dozcn stales,
and with uniform ill-success. In Conneetl.
cut, it bos of late years been customary for
tbe IIouso to pass a woman suffrage bill and
tor tiie oenate to aeteat it. xnis year tbe or
der was reversed, and a bill giving women
the right to vote on school matters and to bo
elected members of school boards was pre
sented first to tbe Senate. The house passed
It hastily, then reconsidered it in a sort of
panic, and finally concurred with the House
in adjourning action to the next session. Tbe
reasons assigned were tbat mere was no pro
vision for registration ; that the measure was
not conuned to tax-paying women, and tbat,
if it became a law, it would have made possi,
ble a combination between men and women
of the "lower orders" (by whioh lloman
Ualbolics are understood to nave been meant)
strong enough to have absolutely controlled
the publio schools, at least in cities. In In
dians, a woman suffrage bill was killed, first
in the upper and then the lower house. The
Maine Senate accepted an adverse report on a
firoposed constitutional amendment aumoriz
ng woman suffrage and the Maine House
killed a bill conferring on women tbo right of
sunrage in school matters. In tbeMissouri
legislature, a bill was introduced providing
tbat if, at the next general election, a major
ity of all the women in the state over 21 years
of age expressed, by ballot, a desire for the
right of suffrage, then a constitutional amend
ment granting the franchise shonld bo sub
mitted to tbo legal that is, we suppose, to
the male voters. Since then tho telegraph
bos had nothing to say about the bill, and
firesumabiy tt bos not passed. A bill favor
ng woman suffrage was reported to the New
York Assembly "for its consideration." which
it Is scarcely likely to receive. Perhaps tbe
most stringent woman Butirago urn ever sug
gested was that presented to the legislature of
Wisconsin. It not only authorized, but
required, female adults to vote at the
next general election upon tho question
whether they wished to assume the rights
and duties of male citizens, including
the franchise. Any woman not to vot
ing, unless excused by a medical certifi
cate of disability, was declared to be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and was to be fined not
less than $100, or Imprisoned not more than
tnree motbSj or bom ; and any man wrong,
fully Interfering with the casting of any wo
man's TOte was to be fined not less than $2,,
000, or imprisoned not more than two years,
or botb. Such an extreme meoBuro would
have no chance whatever in the East, bnt in
tbe Wisconsin senate it failed by a tie vote.
ii no 2 orf: i una.
Beta Hauler Hnd She "Spoon.."
What purports to be a trustworthy expla
nation or tbe manner in wmcb ilenjamln t .
Butler acquired the unhappy fame of a pur-
miuer vi Huver spoons is given oy me wosn-
ington correspondent oi a western newspa
per. A lady went to Gen. Garfield some
months ago, and introduced herself as tho
daughter of Gen. David E. Twiggs, who left
our army, where he had gained the rank of
Major-General, to join the secessionists at the
opening of the rebellion. She stated her ob
ject to be me recovery oi ner lathers two
swords captured by Butler when be entered
New Orleans in tbe spring of 18G2. One
sword had been voted to Twiggs by Congress
in recognition or nls services during the Mex
ican war; the other was the one he had
drawn In behalf of the "confederacy." She
was particularly anxious to secure the latter.
because her father bad prized it far above its
fellow. Garfield referred her to Butler, whom
she feared to meet on account of the terrible
reputation he had gained In the South. Hav
ing been assured that bo was not nearly so
oiacK as no nod been painted, sno sougut blm
out, and, to her surprise, was very politely
received. He informed her that be had sent
the swords to Washington, with therequest
that one be given to the Annapolis Academy
and the other to West Point, as trophies of
the civil war. His request was not complied
with. They were, instead, locked up In the
vaults of the Treasury for safe keeping, and
one of the duplicate keys was delivered to
him. He then added: "You have not,
my dear Madam, asked mo about your
lamuy plate, wuicu l nave so oiten been ac.
cused of stealing to decorate my own table
with. You, no doubt, in common with many
Southerners, think the charge true. I will
enlighten you on tho subject. As soon as I
bad occupied your fathers deserted bouse,
ono of your colored servants come to me with
a lot of silver, saying that your father had
buried it In the garden to keep it from the
bated 1 an tees ; but mat as now be baa gone,
the servant, having seen the act, dug It up.
and was desirous to band it over to the prop
er authorities. I used the silver while I had
my headquarters at your father's place; but
aiterward 1 turned over every piece spoons,
forks, salvers, and dishes over to the Quar
termaster's Department. Ilere, madam, are
the vouchers for every article brought me by
your colored servant." And Butler opened
bis desk and took out a neatly arranged pack
et of papers, each of which waa regularly and
formally signed and credited, relieving Butler
from all responsibility In tbe much-vexed
matter. This will not, of course, prevent
most or me boutberners and many oi tbe
Northerners from swearing that Butler did
steal Twiggs's silver and never returned it
and never accounted for it. There are false
hoods which no amount of truth or dlsproval
will or can extinguish t and Butler and the
spoons is a conspicuous example tnereor. -iY.
J . l imit.
An EsaLisn Camo on W. M. Hunt. In
conclusion, we may sum up the exhibition by
saying that it perhaps interests us more in
tho painter who executed the pictures than
in the pictures themselves, for it seems to
show genuine artistic- genius struggling, des
pite much admiration of other men's work,
to beat out an individual path of its own, and
only falling because its possessor saw too
clearly tbe merits of too many people. Mr.
Hunt wanted to bo Couture, Delacroix, and
Millet rolled Into one, and ended by being
and It was no small achievement a Vermont
Buskin. Tht Spectator,
Nothing Is Impossible to a strong will and
clear head. The older a man grows the
more difficult it is for, him to renounce bad
habits ; but there is no habit, however bad,
which cannot be thrown off, even upon the
very threshold of tbe grave. If a man wants
to give up obewlog or smoking, however, he
had better start now, and not wait on for tbe
threshold. New York Commercial Aiter
titer. "Shall I read you a pretty atory. Effie?"
Has it got a moral in It?" "Yes. darling."
'Then, Mumsey. I'd rather not, A story
with a moral Is like lam with a powder In
In tho opinion of Mr. Bergh there should
bo ouo whlpplng.post to every ten rum shops.
It is announced that the revised Now
Testament will be offered for sale May 20.
Tho Boston Post thinks thero Is good reading
enough in tba old edition to last till then.
A Colorado man amused himself for a
little while by throwing his revolver into the
air and catching it. A local paper says that
it slipped and went off, and ho died In two
Wee Stone, a Chlneso laundryman at
Tiffin, 0., upon becoming naturalized made
the firit use of his now privileges by sbegin.
ning on tbe samo day a suit for divorce from
In the south of France tho nurses, when
asked why their babies do not talk, always re
ply, that the good Lord nover permits chil.
drcn lo talk until they have forgotten whero
they come from.
Telephonlo communication was had on
Sunday between Bangor, Me., and St. John,
New Brunswick, a distance of 214 miles.
Every word is said to havo been heard dis
tinctly. A statue of Baal, the God of tbe Phllis
lines, which formerly stood at Goza, his re
cently been unearthed from its burial place
in Palestine and is for sale. The statue is 15
feet high and its estimated weight is 12,000
Two men, who had married sisters, left
Montreal for Australia 17 rears arm. una nn
tbo day of bis marriage. The two wives are
still waiting for them to return, refusing .all
new attachments, but never have heard from
-Tho pvramtd of Pueblo. In Mc-iicn I.
larger than the great pyramid of Cheops, in
Egypt. Tho latter covers only fourteen acres,
while the Mexican one covers forty acres of
ground, and was originally COO feet high. It
it made of sundrled brick, and is supposed to
have been built 7000 years ago.
Chancellor Crosby of New York says that
in the past thirty years he has investigated
the cases of thousands of street beo-oara anil
had never yet found an American among
them. All were Immigrants. lie onco gave
up an entire month to these inquiries, looked
Into hundreds of coses, and found lu every
one "a foreigner and a liar."
The rapidity with which news travels
over tbe world is illustrated in a letter from a
Ceylon missionary published In "Life and
Light." She says the news of Garfield's elec
tion reached that Island Thursday morning,
which was equivalent to Wednesday evening
in America, and thinks there must have been
many people in tbe United States who did
not hear the result as soon as that.
At the late Brinlev book sale In New
York, tho Guttcnberg Bible, tbe first book
printed with types, by Joannes Gnttenborg in
1450-.".'; was started at $5000, and finally
bought for $8000 by Mr. Hamilton Cole, a
lawyer of Now York.
Miss Hattie Duell. whose obstinaterefns.
al to take food attracted attention from all
parts of tho country, died on the night of tbe
10th insL, after a fast of about forty-eight
days. Miss Duell was fifty-five years old,
and was taken with tbe whim that it was her
religious duty to starve herself to death. A
post-mortem examination was made. Not a
drop of blood was found. Tho body weigh
cd only 45 pounds.
Now that South Africa bos measurably
quieted down since the settlement of the Brit
ish imbroglio with the Dutch Doers, the
northern end of tho Dark Continent seems
about to take its turn as an arena of warlike
operations. The trouble this time is in Al
geria and Tunis. Tbo French, who have
held Algeria as a province ever since 1847,
are menaced by tbe native tribes in Tunis,
aud are on the point of sending troops into
tbe Tunisian territory to put down the move
ment. A new society has been started at New
York entitled the society for the prevention
ot street accidents, and the police have been
notined to teiegrapn ail sucb accidents to tbe
rooms of the organization at 21 Park place.
Among tbe prominent men on its committees
are William M. Evarts, Judge Noah Davis
and Surgeon Hammond. Its aims are to
make loans or donations to needy persons In
jured by street accidents, to prosecute offend
ers and to compel drivers to have lights on
meir carriages at nlgbt and controlling brakes.
A young counlo living near Glencoe.
Iowa, met with a peculiar experience during
the last snow storm in that vicinity. Tbev
were living in a little shanty under the hill,
which was covered in a drift, and the hus
band dug his way out and went over to one
of tbe neighbors. Another storm coming up
he was unable to find his way back, as noth
ing of the houBO could be seen. It was three
days before they could find tho house, which
was finally done by sounding with a pole.
They dug through the drift and found the
young wife as comfortable as could be ex
pected under tbe circumstances.
Three families at Big Lake. Dakota, at
tbe beginning of winter decided to lodge to
gether as a means of mutual protection and
comfort. Very soon their supposed ample
supply of fuel was consumed, and railroad ties
and telegraph posts followed suit. Next the
houses vacated by two of the families were
torn down and burnt, then followed the furn
iture. Finally a neighbor started with a team
of nro strong" horses for the nearest railway
station for a load of coal, but two days later
was found frozen stiff in his sleigb, his dog
dead, lying npon him, and the five horses
standing dead in their tracks. With many
settlers the past winter has been a severe
struggle for existence.
Tbo robbery of a jewelry store in Fulton
street, Brooklyn, the other morning bod
certain features which must fill the Inhabit
ants of tbe "City of Churches" with admira
tion for their police force. Three gas jets
wero burning in the store all night, bo that.
as a police sergeant said, the officer on the
beat "ought to havo seen a fly moving in it ;"
one policeman passed it on his regular beat
every twenty minutes, and another every
hour and a half ; and a private watchman
employed across the street was hired to keep
an eye on the place. In spite of these safe
guards tho burglars were able to pry a small
safe, weighing four hundred pounds, from its
Place at tbe front ot tbe store, carry it to me
back and there rifle it ; and then make a
determined assault upon the large safe there,
containing about $00,000 worth of jewelry.
They had time to drill six holes through the
fire-proof casing, being baffled by the burg
lar-proof lining of chilled iron.
Death of the "Wasdejiiko Jew." "Old
Alexander, the wandering Jew," who for
over a half-century has wandered alone over
the face of the earth, making bis appearance
periodically about twioe a year in New Eng.
land, bos just died without a friend, aged 87,
at the Middlebury town farm. His real name
Is supposed to have been Francis William
Alexander, ne was a Scotch Highlander,
and in early life removed with his wealthy
parents to the north of Ireland. He gradu
ated at the University of Dublin, but, for
some mysterious crime, as is supposed, fled
from tbe country and became a tramp, wan
dering principally over the United States.
He was supplied with ample means, frequent
ly exhibiting hundreds of dollars, while
dressed in tbe garb of a mendicant. He was
possessed of a remarkable memory and fine
scholarly attainments, yet was at times very
coarse and profane in his language. Many
elderly people of to-day throughout New
England remember "Old Alexander" In their
youth. IIs Jben tbe terror of all school,
children. XorAwbom be manifested an especial
dislike. He died.without revealing anything
more as to bis identity or mat ot bis lamuy.
There is considerable Interest concerning
the session of tbe New Hampshire legislature
to be held next June, the first under the bien
nial system, recently adopted in that state.
Whether or not a United States Senator will
be chosen to succeed Senator ItoUins Is not
yet decided. Mr. ItoUins endeavored to get
an act passed by Congress permitting the elec
tion to take place next Juno, but laued, ana
the lawyers In tbe state ore divided In opinion
as to whether Mr. Itolllns's successor should
be chosen In 1881 or 1883.