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TIIK DAILY IIKUALI), PL A iTS MOUTI L j KIJUA8K A, WEDNESDAY, SEITEMIiEll 21, 1887.
SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT BABIES. I SCENE AT LINCOLN'3 NOMINATION.
THE HONORS OF INSOMNIA.
Vlieil II I-i ti !!. 1 :..(, ly 1!i 1 i-miim
f I'nr.xl (mil:;; Uic slt-ejiy .tl.
Thi.i ii.cr,:njiii : ii .;: I" innlady is iivcr
anJ n:i lee jig-iu. J Mil again Hinitt) 11
with, hat t. 11 l,!o f ' . h ig of u:;re,t. I
i : i -. - li.il :t !... .f I": i T i; 71 1 : was pur
ti -iiiiiily (it'- l !n m I i,i:i'. lil my -.ufh.
I I : : t -i 1 L the ge.-i and t li .light" ! o .si ! 1
f l i , '.'.ln ti !! li.ere i-iiri.- lo my i i ! I . "
ii . !i' 1 tri",t .!' (In- ! -iii'iii.s 'f wala-iul-
I tiid lead I'j haui.-.h them. I
liegg.-d, iui.i.." ., !.- ugh. pr;ied, :ml
MViir", I iil. iti v.ii.i. a t!.-!i!.u
mtr.ed. Wit' n I i!al lin y leiigh.'l,
W.le! I S'.Vl.re '.ll' V lll'-clied. 1 JlV'i.-e. lit
11..- ); Mi'l 1' ! V. ! "lit full hh.",
liini. in ", r!i:;i, tliat tin- 'rl'iwt.i un
wonted hriiliai y mig lit sea tier th.-ui us
b::H II'-.- fr-.::l tll'; sunlight. Ihitli.tn
sing!.- liend ! ! ! ir .showed the .slightest
hi rji f hiking 1 1 !' artim-. I':iii a
gr.-i!.-r ln'iin -lit 1 1 : i : this I . i'Magine-l':'
Whit keener aigui h can I i i i i t I
thin that !: ri': I stale which t!..-i!;'. its
ielhn I-) '. i ii ii riili'l".-.-in-s., when tins
;. ii'-vi r Iii, ; ari l v. l.i u t-vi ry faculty
l' the til't'l In.. id lKVlT ft 'i -Is the HiJ't
1.,ii' !i of Ii' a". i-: Jy
I Lii'iw t.f l!-. i' a '.'i why I am nw.v
::! iii t'l wiiii ll-i.s in - n inia. 1 am well.
J 1 1 : i v - no ;! -: . iv a !n s. and none of
the ills that li-.-'i is In-ir l. Li t ri'-vi-w
tin; tl.it. What have I ! - t
ivt n i: ! Ironi ( :- !-n n jsi.s of
tirii' -l.' I have .-.imply pur.iiietl my usual
:nvi:I !i ;. I a:. i ii.i aware of having
v: i .eg. I. t h I. 'i- injure '1 any ti:i-. I
''; ! t hi ') ' ii i ;.- li 1 1 1 hat I ha ; l ! 1.
;..' . .. i. i i. j :.( li-ar. 1 i i i;.-1 1 1 liit al:
f.i it , ri iit'i- r. t 1 ' limit r. a I ill liy 'iter
ytjtiH-r, j'!'J .' i in if am ;.t mi lnivlit a
I. I j ilf--.s ! t h'- i' t- 'i lacii'i iii;.f li'-i:i Is.
'i ll !'. ! ry i , I . i .-::: j : lu ii-.ii Jt- an-1 im
1 ' ' I' is tnc t leaf, i;:!jta! !,
- iiii fa :. ::i.m i I arnnit .s!t
i m.i; ii 'i ! !! I : !ii'j to j iayhs i; :t:il
1 rk I t !i my unwilling
ti.r.'tls .'".a;' '-i th:- la't.ii, iijd :itm :i;
t'i;; '!.i!:' : . nv. ;' !ht- lt'!i;;th aii'l hnailth
t.f tin-milky i ..' . l fi'im l likt- sw ill ly
v.t;.vi.ia;; my t'i if f'tir.- t ivcr tlicjialh-
i. -,- ;!-.'; 1 ill" 1-t'iiiitlK s.s imivi'i'.M'.
it. :; ii. ttrli'l it jiauso Li its
v. ii. I :.? Oik- lni . ht as v. t ll tryt't
h'.jy t he i'.iri u i i.inatd . or Mock v th:
,;::v:!''" lif 1 i r -t ' CVflt Ilf. Y.'hi'll illl-
;t.' iaal i' ai Sims "!; moi'.iitt d it s lii.'i
rs.- it :.r.i ! ii.' its v.ay. It will rim
ii. -s .!- i ; !;:" Ii'iili. ch''ck nor
itiii 'i'! :!.." i i- i' a iiiotu-.-.'il, Xi.thii:;
is too tin'.' tl tt aiicmjit. Jt 1 1: s
wiir.-s for ti!" I i'li-.-.t t!i;.h;.s int; the va-i
h. ;,hl . t-f tl.'j hi:..' t Ji. r or lead, a
v. ( :. ;!:;-; t. c:.r: il down into the j ru
r "Mr.. t; ; .!. Tl:. . juiivht U very
T-rdly .iir:, y s at liiiic?.. hut in n a
intm .! ii'i .:uit to travel at all they
;'!V V ery i:: -:r.' lei .ii V. I tloti't want i:t
;' l:ov.:. for 1 : 1 hk t, t !. j. hut
jh! liv;i( !iv i.'W .',' I l" tlalii'.ess ii away
pi-. a i-il more fortmiriie eyelids,
lit- i !i t.f ItU a:;;. ' 1 iu!iiit-rs are ju&t
Tit)W -"':i-'V"l in wafiiii; the choice 11.
ir.s of oii r ! !!'. ;-r to hard li.ed la'.;r,
M-ndiii.-r !..! ! .i.-ep tiown uj-OM the tir.-l
a-ld toihr:' laii .o:!-; V.hore hrowrf have
lvcM e:!il::.; lia. :!;.h the loiig da' ftr
tin? hr. ad they t.-nr. d.
T;ir':.LVs ar - fo uiTvenly thvided,
nfler ad. Tho r iaVrer wh.xel'WAiiy
i:uisc5i-s h ive 1 iet n it! t :i reise all day
jooks n; t t! v' ri. '.i :v.i' U witli en vy,
v.-hlie the lalier lool-.s down uixn la
litu'cr with th; s;!iii fc.-lin;; ntitl cive's
the j. 'aeci'lll .-de. x. ale'.i the t- -il.T enjoys
Kweeilv. Vs'i.riM I:--, th hard w
if ho knew ail the c '-id!: ; a cha:i' e
places with ih.. i i.-h? V,'t::! ! he tako :d!
t!h 1 .Itlive of t.a:v-i, he ha.Ked hy th
h ; to;: t f i:i..V!ri:t id ::!! r.ficr tiiyh:.
toss uiK:i his vie. -ay coa.-h ihi'otili th"
Jong watclie; oi' the te irons i.i.v,hL and
li-i lia-.rinl and umvl'; -hi -l in the
ui'-rniii,-; for a'i the werdd? hs; covet-?
L,:ie is .s'sorl : i h . and who c-i ; ;ys it
iat '.si? IL v.-'i : i-.e s .' ni.diis t.-ii.!vho
hx'sti"l? Tlie rem . h.o t i!s dnrin..: tho
tlay and si eep- i;i.:;hr after ni ;ht, v. ho
rises hetirues hi th.' moraine, er.ts his
limnhh' h:v:n::':: i vi;!i i-jIIsIi, cemos iu
lii.s s.ihstan'tial di::n v v, hh a ;;od ::;-pe-tiii
and a h. : ;i;.... lie::, j'ailahes of
Lis fr;ur;;l supper and. t'.tea i:ir-'sto Ids
liumhle c .ni -h f ! e, ami vvi th:)ii-,ii-Mtt
the !o:.-.; i.: is t!:e rerd iihal! 'f
all. Ie trelri:..- tao.-t t ;:tt-f hA. has
the most sr.ii- :.;... :al t :sj. : it and thi'.t
is all then is ci ii. Jjat. drink jar
sleep wt-il; the r o i? not worth a lillip, '
"dy pen -'d ar.d i::--.-r are Ivcrinnin to
chirk. 1 tt: h..o H.-;tori. i::.vir.- "en
oxp'Vitiori of t -p cc.'.ie on jac."' and
the ihi'.r.ns t-.' insomnia are s!i".
hvg -' t -f i'.iii .Ta..'. One l y one
lhey tiis-ipp. :;r. i.nd tlua they ;..
oin ::ficr the oiiier in (;u:c!; puc-i--ioa.
until Vapinrj;. tiaui Ih-.g Jtnd
stm.,:;'in.-:r. t -A'.ili down into the
jra'.f .' uY r -. ar.i r.ro ev.t.!!- )v. e l up
ia tise (.ve'-w'- iniin;: idooni. And lto'.v
jront'o. w.-ko.:' fleer, is sofy stetihtrr
overall my ire :.I,.ie. an-1 that in-Ic-scrih-!:!;
fti-ii n-. :hia-r. rest nil r.n-1 thii
ciot: .:h; -s i vt r i.v likt.1 n cv-.atvx 1 xzu
wafted from j: !.::;!; of fra.iratt tlowers.
Tho jupit' l i.d ! is of .trratef al sh-cy arc
eht."tti-n.c ti-r !: -..:'t inHuenco over i.'.c.
The eyes h. r-.vy. ;i slcii.htful r.tnnh.-
ii: j i-nr-ir: :. . t -. "ty muscl-.-. nerve and
r.vt -ryof tie- .':. 1 holy, and I t'vift oil
inio tin p kta-t of thvatrt'.ess re
pose. Eveiy nlty r-f hody end lain d
i-s at re.-;, except 'ti e heart, v. hvk. like a
vi-j,ii.:nt ::i.:tn :. w.-r th'.-erts its j-ost
until tie.ith ct.nu s a:-.i then there U an
I awoke v. i:h a fir.rt. Tlte hot snn was
Vi!irin-4 its r 'an;:: rays t! rotpuli the?
crN'rtt"!:'. th" I :1 resonnih'r.L: hells wire
j-. aii:: ; lorth i ir ha:li net. s. the rttt
tiin.uc wl.-' U v : relii:V-r over i!ie sioay
f tre.f. th tlnrvh T of the. di-tant train
pa lute. I ni" .a", tli tret? ver- hursttnc;
v-'uli ti-e ? ly of the f":nh. : i fore;-sn-rs.
th t-an.r -f J;arr i:tc iVet r.p n
the f.idew.:.k. iir.'iOii:!i ! tJuit . newly
li.ru tlay ir.id 1 r. -k :n upcti the worM.
sta-l yet it i-.-. ' .e.I to tru t.hat I had slept
lut a ino-.nent. thou.Ji Azc s-.liJ hours
heal passed away sir.ee I h:ul lost niytelf.
llow titnele.-.ps r.vay whiL v. e sleep, and
xvith what a lee. h a pa.ee it moves when
xve !i te-'-in": cn an itn.crrsv couch.
"A. Jh 1?." ia ( hiea-o Trihunc.
Tiie si.in'.ttl service nr.w- cnihraccs ISC
ff'.ruto'-.s. from which reports are made
!:.;ly. and employs 400 men. exclusive of
a couple hundred clerks in Yv "asliinton.
According to a thoo.-ophioal journal,
the real elixir i f life is the human will.
If yoa c;ui make up your mind strongly
you can live indefinitely.
An t now tli.it I hive it, yli.it Is it worth,
'i'ln (."iC'l t ii.it I Ktrovf f..r ycHU-rduyJ
Tin: ui.- li lirm ontnivi ri it. Iay It aw;lj".
Am!ii-h I.j UMii'-a t itrtU to t-urtli.
'iVli.it, Is It v.t.rtli, tlo I, Kt-'iriifiil, say?
Tin- .u. r f i i mi tin' I vrt t; tf l"itti.-iK-t wrought,
Tin: .-l'-.irt r lsi..n, tlit liroiid. r thought,
'J in- iiiirjio.sf that thrilln my Koul to'luy 1
Ti." vi'-tery thrit ni' Blioiit Is not
'1 ..' In 1.1' st triuini'li lli.tt Is won.
( ,: i aii r l.y lar, In n till is tl.iiu-,
Tl. . i:i. al . 1 ( i iitri- t li.it. camu lilisoiiijlit.
I in.-iy miss tin- ..ril f.ir w liit.-li I rrtti,
Ir .t v. iiai, tl. .. s it in. ilt i I hhail win
'!!. : ' -n "t Ii .f" ri l.nirr aim, . herein
"1 -.-I. j. .ri . . .v's r.t'-e sltall I..- Ii..im.
TlimiiiLS II. ."Miizz.y iu trunk 1-Rlit'a,
LIGHT WEIGHT GOLD COINS.
I.riws illi I'rt-vt-iit 1 hem from ISelii!;
ICf:t-i'itt'(Iiu- rviimri ! '.vii-rl-nee.
"When is '." not was the conun-
ilrum hurl.-tl ;.t tin. head of Ji rej.tjrtt-r
l.y lldwia L. Ahliett. Ih; i.S a w.il Known
:l! !. i ii'-y. ai'i i ve in polit ics and the hrot h'-r
of e.c- hivt rnor l,.-on AhU-tt, -f Nev J.-r-:rev.
When tho r; porh-r had confi sued
th. at. he was i;.niorant t nou.'.di to helieve
iha.L was always ..", h; rejilietl: "Not
if it is h.dit weiyht. Is.-t ia tell you a
: lory t f my i-xpt ri' lice with a. -'; fco'd
p'eee. TV! i j 1. 1 you, it was a foM j.iece
tin; coin ol the realm. It had heen jriven
iin-hy n client, with .1 iiumht r of t!it r
pieces and some paper momy. I don't
know tit what hank hu procu:-cd it, hut I
know lk.it hi! went to momc hanktoK' t
th.: cash for me :md returned with this
pi. ee junon-; others. The hanks p:iy
t In in out. hut they don't take them ia
when they know it, ir.s 1 found out later.
There i.s a r.'.v.aiuv.nt near my place of
l.ii ines-s where I have little husiness
irai: actions tifca.-riojial'y with the pro
pr iitoror tht; maa l.ehind the counter.
I i.i: iti. ; th" tlay tiii.J !;..! y; piece went
0 . t r th :t connh r. The: luuiusonie youn;;
ma'i with ihu whiic apron hr.lanced it in
las j aha lor a moment and then handed
il ! -ck, r;vyin;r: 'It's li.ht weipjit, fir;
.e can't ia: .s llu-m.' I wps .st:'j;e;ert'tl.
1 ti.o'i.dit a :;" Kld piece was jood for
s: :i.ietiiiti; for its intrinsic value at least.
JSiil after Kali.-.f yin.y niyjA tha.t it war;
11; Jit weight, I pat it hack into ray
pocket and jiaid the hill out of other
"it xcurred to mo that I ou;Jit to test
the jitissin, qualities of the coin once
more, so I tried ii, at tiio ciar fciore '
my way up I'rotidway. It was no
Then 1 saliled into the Park Njitk.nai
l.ank. T told the chier franklv that 1
n:- ' ' !o ' " -M v.- r.ht,
...e.i askt-.i iiiai i j 0. . . .:. . 'We
eati't t!o anything with it,' said lie. But
he su; ;;;."-,'. ed that I i niYJ.it he relieved at
the futh-trcasury. l'y this time I was
f ;.iev. h. t mad, and I detcrmin"d to fel
hnv that ?t .;. .M piece to some kind of a
le.-tiii-i; plr.co ii it took all day. At the
treaiury there w:is less encouragement
th-ui :ny j lace I had yet entered. They
said they could not cxchana;3 it or re
ILeni it or do anything with it. Tlii.-s
struck me as a strange condition of
thin::-. As I went r.loir-j Nassau street
in ji hrowii Gtudy my eye ltappcned to
!i ,'T.t on the f i0n of an ofiice ou John
rin el. There is an announcement there
lit. .1 t ld pill v. Lil ho bought. I walked
iu and h"id out tho coin. 'It's short
v.-ii;J:t,' was all J aid. 'So I sec,' sai.l
the l ia.!'. hi attendance, as he held it in
h"j h.and. 'Wimt can you do with it?'
I asked. Tdeit it,' was his reply. Ho
f-r.e mo C-i.TO for it, the value of tho
"Curiosity possessed me to know- what
wotil.I he done with it. ITe said tho
phl would be used for manufacturiiv;
pur'OSv-s. Tiien it struck me that there
is somewhere on the statute hooks an
iron dad law that no United States coin
skail he incited up for mantifacturin;;-ji;npo.-es
under heavy penalties. I
1 - iked the law up. There it is, an old
law. v; ry id. bat 1 beiieve still in force.
If I am correct about it, do you see the
situation? The government issues a gold
coin. It says it shall he if such a weight,
hut ii ir.ti:.t necessarily get worn and
tibrade.l in con.-tant circulation. Then it
says it shall not be redeemable in any
way, shall become worthless in circula
tion bt -cause it is not redeemable, and
vet shrdl r.ot be converted into anything
t he. :.Iy g"U iece l-ore date of 18-47.
I think on the whole I prefer greenbacks
t. coin, especially short weight coin."
XeY York Tribune.
(jiu'cr Names in Ctil's.
In Clii'i. nr. in all other Spanish-American
countries, every raan and woman ii
!ia:.:e.i after the saint whoso anniversary
i.-. nearest live day on which they were
her:., and that saint is cn-ected to look
after the welfare cf those christened in
his or her !.-.::or. These names sound
hire it: Sp:.r.ih, I itt v.-hen they come to
be tran-'atcJ into unpoetic English, there
is an oddity, and often something comi
cal. aK:ut them. For example, tho
name of the recent president of Chili is
Doralr.go Sar.ta JIaria, which being in
terpreted means "Sunday St. Mary."
Ti:t name of tho president of Ecuador is
Je- us 3Iary Caamanyo (apple), and that
of tho governor of tho province of Val
paraiso is "Sunday Call" (Domingo Tor
rcs'b The ue of the Saviour's name is
cotuni.-n. even upon the signs of stores
fin 1 saloons in cities, and in the nomen
clature of the streets. I met a girl once
v.-h.o-c name was Dolores Digerier (Sor-rov.-i'e.l
Stcmach). Harper's Magazine.
Savvey ami Census of India.
Tho results of the survey arid last census
of India ai-e that the area of the peninsula
of II in; i Of tan is 1."S2.G'24 square miles
rr.d th.e e: .ulr.tion i.jG.SDl, 821. Although
immense tracts of country are annually
cultivated, according to the most recent
survey l'YOOO.OOi) acres of land suitable
for cahivatien havo not as vet been
plowed. At the same time 120.000,000
ci acres c.re returned as waste lands.
Edin! ureh Scotsman.
A Darky Supi-rstitioii About Atlisators.
A stranger at Lake Coir.o reports that
ho was pum ing tho old darky. Dave
"Washington, th.e other day. for informa
tion regarding alligators and their nests,
when Dave gave him the following ad
vice: "V.'heii yon laid a nest, mind you
don't touch de middle egg. Dat'sde king
egg. Ef you touch it, it riiigs out loud
like ti bell, and do old 'gator'll come and
git you sho!" Savannah News.
The population of Great Britain is in
creasing at the rate of 1,000 a day.
Itvr-nti Wlilrh tlrliiff (Jootl Luck lite
ITrst Tootli An IiK-iilont.
It'ceivirig the c.inl of a little stranger
wlio had jirrivcd sit the home of a friend
jt few weeks l fore, we hastened at once
to liear our greeting gift and congratula
tions, anil were jilout entering b;ihv'n re
ceptioii rtiom, when we were met by tho
h -a.d nurse, a good, comfortable looking
'r-'itch woman, v. ho would mi no account
allow us to conie in without lirst remov
ing our gloves and veils.
"Surely the bonny bit laddh: would-na
hae luck at .V," she said, jis sh;: watched
li ; tliver.t ourst Ives of the ohj.-ctionahlu
articles; "in id now you maun a' m.ik a
gnitl wish for baith soul and Ixnly when
you tak him in your arms."
We willingly complied with this re- j
quest, antl delighted her lx-yond all I
leas-n by accidentally gi hig the child his j
full name as he opened his eyes mid gazed i
into vacancj", although aji'arently at us.
"Indeed, mi.itre.ss, he is sure to be a
credit to his father and tho kirk, forby j
th: guid luck that maun follow a child j
that answers s:i readily to his name!"
"Wo laueh' tl at the old woman's fancies,
but ever since have been tempted to do as
she bad.. us, when calling upon a ia v
baby. Surely it can do no harm to make
a good wish, antl as for the gfoves and
veil, the ceremony of removing is a cau
tious as well as comfortable one.
It is believed by many that if a child
cries at its birth and lifts up only one
hand, it is born to command.
It is thought very unlucky not to weigh
the baby ln-foro it is dressed. "When lirst
dressed the lot lies should not le put on
over the head, but drawn on over the
feet, for luck.
When iirst taken from the room in
which it was born, it must be carried up
stairs before down, so that it will rise in
the world. In any case, il must bo car
ried upstairs or up the street, not down
stairs or down the street, tho iirst time it
is taken out.
It is also considered hi England and
Scotland ur.kicky to cut thfl baby's nails
or hair before it is 12 mouths old. Tho
sap from the ash tree is always given to
the newborn Highland baby; lirst, be
cause it is a powerful astringent, and
second, because it is supposed to pisess
the property of resisting tho attacks of
witches, fairies and other imps of dark
ness that might change tho . child.
r mother Scotch custom is to put a gold
coin in the fingers of a baby as soon aa
dressed. If the child c!aps it tightly,
ti. r it is considered "unco' canny." anil
no fear is felt of its worldly estate. In
many parL-i of both England and Scot
land at the present time a now baby is
presented with an egg, which represents
both meat and drink, rah, which savora
everything, bread, tho staff of life,
matches to light it through tho world,
and a coin, that it may never want
In Durham, England, a picco of chris
tening cake is hidden under tho child's
robe and given to the first person of tho
opposite sex met on coming out of church
after baptism. If twins, or more than
one child are brought for baptism at I ho
same time, the boy must bo first pre
sented, or else it is or was believed
that ho would have no beard, and that
the girls would bo beggars.
It is thought to be very lucky for a
child to cry at baptism.
In Scotland bread and cheese won
used as an oilering. And in the North
Kiding a roll of new bread, a pint of salt,
and a new silver fourpenny piece were
otrered to every baby, on its first visit to
a friend, by tho friend.
A r oventh daughter is said to possess
curi g power, and always makes a good
Y.' hen the baby cuts his first tooth it
should bo rubbed with gold, and tho
nurse, as well as th.e person discovering
the tooth, must bo presented with a gift,
no matter how small. Parted teeth avo
a sign i f good luck and riches to come.
Be sure and let the baby have or touch
the thing he starts after when he takes
his lirst step, even if it is the moon he
must be let touch something high, on
which its light shines and then he will
always get Iris wishes.
He should be taken into the sunlight
for the fast time on a Sabbath day, put
into short clothes, and in fact ail changes
made upon that day.
A good example of how far the old be
liefs or superstitions of our grandmothers
arc regarded by the mothers of this gen
eration is plca.-tantly illustrated in the fol
lowing conversation overheard at one of
the elevated stations in New York city:
A child, who was iu charge of its grand
mother and mother, gave vent to a hearty
sneeze, and immediately the grandmother
Faid, "(iod bless the baby!" whereupon
the mother, a stylish New York girl, an-
you dear old fttshioned
God bless the babv all the
time!" Harper's Eazar.
ri.sains; Ont a Nickel.
"Say, Jimmy, do you see de nickel?"
enid a newsboy to another as they stood
over a grating in Spruce street, beneath
which a shining nickel lay.
The discovery attracted a crowd of
youngsters. All had suggestions to offer
as to how to secure the coin. Tho grat
ing was so fme that they could not use
their hands to reach the nickel, and they
could think of no plan to get it. A sug
gestion to ask permission from the owner
of the store to go down tho cellar and
get it was scouted. The boys were afraid
that he would claim it. Finally one of
th.e boys withdrew and returned with a
lath tipped with tar. He poked it down
the grating, and in a second had tho
coin in liis possession. New York Even
The Remains of Napoleon III.
Preparations are being made at the
Cluselhurst Roman Catholic church for
the removal of tho sarcophagus of the
late Emperor Napoleon III and the body
of the late prince imperial to the new
mausoleum which ex-Empress Eugenie
has built at Farnborough. As at present
arranged, the emperor's coffin is to be
removed from the sarcophagus, and to
remain at Chiselhurst for a few weeks,
while the tomb itself is being placed in
the mausoleum. The sarcophagus (which
the queen lias presented to the ex-empress,
and is to contain the prince's cof
fin) is already in its position at Farn
borough. Chicago Tribune.
The Prince of Wales is the honerary
admiral of the British fleet.
Eif-ltetnrnt Which rervadrd tho Repub
llcnn National Convention In 18ia.
Though it was not i xjitted to lo dt
cisive, the very first ballot foreshadowed
accurately tho linal result. The "com
plimentary" candidates received the trib
ute of admiration from their resjHvtive
states. Vermont voted for Collamer, and
New Jersey for 1 uyton, each solid. Penn
sylvania's compliment to Cameron was
shorn of (J votes, 1 of which went itt oneo
for Lincoln. Ohio divided her compli
ment, Sjl for Chase, -1 for Mcl'an, and at
unco gave Lincoln her IS remaining votes.
.Missouri voted solid for her candidate.
Pates, who ;i 1st received a scattering
tribute from other dt legations. But all
these compliments were of lif tlo avail
to their recipients, for far alxjve each
towered the aggregates of the lending
candidates: Seward, 17:J 1-2; Lincoln, 102.
In the ground swell of suppressed ex
citement which icrvaded the convention
there w;is no time to aiiahzo this vote;
nevertheless, delegates antl sjx-ctators felt
the full force of its premonition; to all
who desired the defeat of Sewjud it
pointed out the winning man with un
erring certainty. Another little wrangle
over some disputed and protesting dele
gate made the audience almost furious at
the delay, and "Call the roll!" sounded
from a thousand throats.
A second ballot was begun at last, and,
olioying a force as ruro as the law of
gravitation, the former complimentary
votes came rushing to Lincoln. The
whole 10 votes of Collamer, 44 from
Cameron, 0 from Chase and McLean,
were now cast, for him, followed by a
tcatter of addition.-; along tho whole roll
call. In this ballot Lincoln gained 7'J
votes, Seward only 11. The faces of the
New York delcgjition whitened as the
balloting progressed and as the torrent of
Lincoln's popularity became a river. The
n .valt of the second ballot was: Seward,
1-! 1-2; Lincoln, is I; scattering. !)'.) 1-2.
When the vole of Lincoln was announced
there was a tremendous burst of ap
plause, which the chairman prudently,
but with ililliculty.coiiirolle 1 and silenced.
The third ballot was liogun amid a
breathless buspense; hundreds of pencils
kept pace with the roll call, and nervously
marked the changes on their tally sheets.
The Lincoln figures steadily swelled and
grew. Votes came to him from all the
other candidates t 1-2 from Seward. 2
from Cameron, l.J from P;ites. is from
Chase, D from Day ton. 8 from McLean, 1
from Cl:i'. Lincoln had gained i) 1-2,
Seward had lost 4 1-2. Long before the
oliicial tellers footed up their columns
spectators and delegates rapidly made th.e
reckoning and knew iho r suit: Lineohi,
2U1 1-2, Seward, let). Counting the
scattering votes, 4- ballots had Leon
cast, and SUSJ were necessary to a choice;
only 1 1-2 votes more were needed to
make a nomination.
A profound stillness suddenly fell upon
tho wigwam; the men ceased to talk and
tho ladies to flutter their fans; one could
distinctly hear the scratching of pcncilj
and the ticking of telegraph instruments
on the reporters' tables. No announce
ment had been made by the chair;
changes were in order, i.nd it was only
a question of seconds who should speak
lirst. While every one was leaning for
ward in intense expectancy, Mr. Cartter
sprang upon his chair and reported a
change of four Ohio votes from Chase to
Lincoln. There was a moment's pause,
a teller waved his tally sheet toward the
skylight and shouted a name, ami then
the boom of a cannon on the roof of the
wigwam announced the nomination to
the crowds in the streets, where shouts
and salutes took up and spread the news.
In the convention the Lincoln river now
became an inundation. Amid the wild
est hurrahs, delegation after delegation
changed its vote to the victor.
A graceful custom prevails in orderly
American conventions, that the chair
man -of the vanquished delegation is fii;t
to greet the nominee with a short ad
dress of party fealty and promise of
party support. Mr. Evarts. tho spokes
man for New York, essayed promptly to
perform this courteous oliice, but was de
layed a while by tho enthusiasm antl con
f us ion. The din at length subsided and
the presiding officer announced that on
the third ballot Abraham Lincoln, of
Illinois, received SJG4 votes, and "is se
lected as your candidate for president of
the United States." Then Mr. Evarts,
in a voice cf unconcealed emotion, but
with admirable dignity and touching
eloquence, speaking for Seward and for
New York, moved to make the nomina
tion unanimous. The Century.
A "Wonderful Little Engine.
At New Britain. Conn., one day, not
long ago. the Case Engine company was
organized with a capital stock of 300, 000.
The invention is cf a unique character,
and the history of its development reads
like a romance. Case, the inventor, has
been at work on it fifteen years. His
theories have been laughed down, but he
has persevered, spending time and money.
The sale of a patent on a water wheel f or
23,000, a few years ago, tend sufficed
to keep the wolf from tho door. Other
patents have brought him something, but
his main attention has been concentrated
on the engine. A few weeks ago he
solved the problem. "With a few pieces
of cast iron he has constructed a ten horse
power engine that is only eighteen inches
long and eight inches wide. It certainly
does the work. All tests have been ap
plied. Skeptical machinists who saw it
at Grst refused to believe that there was
not something concealed, as the engine
hangs from the wall like a piece of shaft
ing. It has lxen run for a low cost per
day. Case was suddenly besieged by
capitalists. In a fortnight he received
1 0, COO for the refusal to form a company,
lie will eventually get $30,000 in cash
for his patents and 73,000 in stock.
The Equalization of the Sexes.
The epoch discovers a curious aspect of
our modern literature to be that wlule
women, intellectually speaking, are be
ginning to show a certain masculine
power, men are beginning to develop cer
tain feminine characteristics, such as ex
pansiveness, exaggerated delicacy of ex
pression, and a tendency to a gossipy
analysis of trifles. While women are
climbing the stairs of intellectual progress
men are descending by the ladder of gos
sip to sit by the fire and play with painted
trifles and fantastic toys. This i3 all
right. It is time the men were Laving a
rest any way. St. Paul Globe.
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