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THK DAILY HERALD, I'LATTSAIUUTII, K Kit UASICA, WEDNKSD A V. FEBRUARY 1, 18SS.
SOME QUEER BELIEFS.
STARTLING THOUGHT SEETHING BE
NEATH A PRACTICAL SURFACE.
1 liiH.hy, flu. Kr-ciiiltodlim-nt Theory
ami (Itliir Nlranzo Iilcas Now In Votie
in Met rop !!,. ( Iirlsliuii Kciciilinf H.
Hie Will ! r IVlv.
Curious Ix-IiclH iiixmti'l in this city just
now. Tim big, busy, conimi n-iul part of
New York would I- i uIi -tJy- taken olf itM
f.it did it k.iow of 1 Mnrtling thought that
itfM-i-Sliiiig iipuN-rii'-.-it !i i. ii apparently practi
cal Miri'i.'-. One niii. L lie a little touched
with soiuo of tho extraordinary isms one's
self to he nbln to Ii'arn about all the oth rs,
for iho piuj.! vvhi aro up to tho neck ia
lnysferies.ini in ysticisan lo not go around
talking uhw.it Ci' ir ial;s or their fuith to
tiuhclii vi iu Tint phase of coudu'-r. Ix'longs
to vulvar wiiii:'i r mongers, who tinker at
wlmt, in the vi rii;ii':i!ar nf il:o investigators,
uru called "i-'.ij si.-.. I manifestations." On t!;o
con! r;.! V, ;ve.-e,-y i ; .,t ii'dy necessary to .".d-Vnn-
iin iiL i.i - -r ; I f science, hut it i.s iinprcs
fcivo tin wi ll, Ti t win who is just entering
the doors of oei u! 1 -ariiir.g is divply im
pressed ly the air if j.i v.- 'ry ami secrecy
which is assume 1 l.y t!ie o! her fellow who
litis Iroddcii t!n; itiucniio-t recesses of tho
'i'lie ii.en and women who fairly reek w'th
kllOU ie.; -.' i,f tho UnlillOWIl ,'llu Hot fill!, id
among the common people. Tliey nro not. of
tho dummy and long haliel variety soi il'o
ia New York 'i.irs ago, at:d who liecai.io
known over t:ie who!;; writry a.s having to
do wiili taoe ami spirits. No, indeed.
They trend Axiniiister carpels; sorneof tb'.-m
nro clad in :,n, i-ehm-nt, others in plain
mine, hut all tr.'iin in vii.it aro considered
the inteiici I anl rank. l-'cme of them aro
perched on jn lieial la-m-hes; some are officers
of library or educational associations; some
aro writers; somo aro even scientists, al
though sci-. uce and tho supernatural arc sui-Jx-cd
to ln iiior;,il enemies.
At tho mention of t!i' -osophy everybody
quilo naturally thinks of I.li::e. Ulavat.sky,
Ulthor and louialcr cf tin's phuso of belief,
tinl presumably one L' tlio greatest anil
most. .sui-eea.-.;'uJ impo'turj of :ill times."
Thirteen yi-ir.s .".go 5-he founded the Tlieo-6(-iliietil
ueieLy here, lis head'iuavtors wore
cfto,"vlll' trau.si'erivd to I.:dia, and even
from tfcfc' ,'"ni0,J V-'hxi this rcniarkaMo
woman i.rw'i Is'-r new iviif,:o'i all over this
fomitry aii'l JCii.-l"-, a?i:l by thU la jans do
rived a han.lsoai'j iiiconie, si:ieo each now
member niu'.t bend a ha? '! .v.u:ij iuiiiatioa fco
Leforo lie could sveeivo his cerlilieato of
UH'inI.m.lqi from ?5a.ir;;s, an.l ii bo did not
receive bi-scvrflli Mte ho ba l not "resistcrctl,"
is thcr c:il ii, f.ii l coul l noo receivo the
,1Ti::i.-iia'-i 3 of '-tho brot'ierliood," other-vv-s,-
3iuli::t::!a.-, falilerl Ix in.'y who had mas
tered t'io soL-ivt5-l' life nudtimo and could
live SOU j-eiu-s tisct-ily ca they could livo a
v n ' se rvirCl nnd wor.derfr.l brolbcrs arobe
. u- . -,v vario.iK tlieo.ioybista of tliis city
ltovcJm- . 4- TUero tuo pictures of
wen unto tau, no..,s;oll 0f mighty Uy
tv.o of tae::i ia I , - rwre .(.j
liovvro. Taey aro rcu from
than lifo iUeii, ai:d ar? :cpt - rlill.lWo
t:no r.r.d sk;;ti.-al o;.es nu.lv r to.. '
i..,:.- '. f.iv.nvd one ; who httveseen tnt-
repoi t. tlii-m v.3 .v'in-c ::tiu dark skinued,
hair.il llhiduM, thin and emaciated
t coiiM!ii:; t;ou"o cstivmd point. An undo
vout cr ujitiiuybt spectator ventured to re
mark that ho saw no good in a wisdom which
did not enable them to keep more flesh on
their 1 -nes. Ho was reproved, aud told that
to 3!al.at:iias"tho flesh proGtcth nothiDg;"
that in l'a .-t they preferred, for tlw most part,
to go alxv.it in astral bodies, leaving their old,
t -ilv f.e.di and bones lyiucr around inani-
in caves anil moiuitaius tor montua at a
tvro threo jxrsons hero who
vlaim to Laws I
'u li.e lata j.uiuu uuauuro
' as is t'.eserilicd in
"tory" aud "Tho
"s assert that
Coiums tu:ce. iuctv v.i.i "--d and
Uulwcr K-iieved thy things ho descrio. t
tampered ith deaions. As ho i; dead nu.
ciiiiot defend himself their story goes micon-t'tulit-d.
All groivr forms of conunuui-t-
itiiv- v,-itlt i Liivrnatnral beiiigs havo given
1,'lace "t - higher t rdeis of tho work.
The reincarnation; its, or behevers m nu--norojs
iv-eiabodlniL-ils of the soul, are per
Uai" t "l,st aa:;iiI:-' a::J loast Jstugerous
these mvstie cranks. In all seriousness
oi -e tLonis. lvcs l a-j'-i to great eras und
they tra. -.Vs of history, and actually be-powcrl'-.il
figi- ''tL tLoy talk. The re-cm-lieve
the curious s. .. ''-.o natural egotism
lodhiie:i: theory festers t. -ows, it may
of the so.il. Kr au. ht it . Any-leiv.-
l :i kinvr as well :'-s ;v beggar.
trav. it j.leases it to thhile of itself as some- .
thing csl. ae.rdlui.ry in the past. And as that i
sort of recreation does no harm to society be
yond occasionally adding an imuato to a
maili!His. nobody contents tho reinearna
And there aro both men and vromon who
go about all puiVed up with what they firmly
believe is the secret of eternal youth.
One man v.-ho has In en quite prominent in
his uav, and is now toUeriug into his eighties,
Bays that be pitesessed it, lu:c lost it because
he told it. V.'l'.atevo:- you know that is truly
oocult don't tell it. This is the now rule. Ono
woman calmly declares that she will never
die. More than that, she will eradicate every
trace of the years she has lived from her
bodv raid be young forever.
The mental or Christian scientists have
opinions similar to hers on that question.
Thev believe that the day is near at hand
when the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
The business of dcuying what we havo here
tofore claimed as reality is going on briskly.
2Hanv idready have almost reached the point
much desired by the Hindoo ascetic, when
tn cits tin. ler Lis ralm tree and denies away
t-verv visible thing, and so blends himself
back toliis infinite source.
The will j owi r people are not so strong as
formerlv. The new schools of thought are
tearing down their structures of belief, and
intimating very strongly that it is evil, con
Mvmeutlv n.t last.nu".
i'lain spiritualists who stick to table tip-
-t.-n" end oilier forms ef '-physical manife.
.-ti, nr.. hit far in the roar, if not
ti.r..-ii nuiL" into tho disgrace by the new
system of metaphysics, the higher spiritual
ity- "lVvclnes" are imici ta! :ed ot. lne
orn n.".-rtli" who have tculiar - ifts can fore-
fell thin -s. and see what others cannot see.
Of rirtii-c, there aro always a fair sprinklins
f nalu lists and clairvoyants, and noOCHiy
gets so high iu myotic l"lv that he wiil not
ivn ea 'er ear to what they say. I speak not
t!r the professional fortune tellers, but of
-so who are only known as gifted iu occult
th. to their particular circle,
matt -t, mass of practical plodders hare
. The greu -xtravagaut order of thought
no idea of tho . e v,rains of some of the
which settles in ,r t,f fre-quently in the
people they see ana m... Aiid it all mdi-
ordinary caiacities ot inc. - , Ue
cates that the toul csp.res.
over? one. Now York l're:
Dar is two kinds ir.ea "n
One talks tcr onuzo you, do uder talks ter
SLhItft won t b. hard fu
raT, h;el. one docs do mas' tal-jn . iU.a-i
'cidt. which one docs d
THE LESSON OF THE FLOWERS.
TIjiwo flowini aro Ood'n own ny liable;
Tliey plead so lovingly, they lead
Ho pently upward to lliil hilln!
If we iniht only loaru to read!
If we intent only loarn to read ami know
Christ 'h book of tigliteeu tiuudred years ago!
I think w then kIioiiM all rejoice,
Slmiilil know the liciiiileous mysteries,
Should j'y with one wide eomiiion voieo
As joy the ureat earth cirelinsf cas.'
t'oiild we hut n-ail n.i thrist would liavi) us read.
We then luiht know the living (iod iudcedl
Arid this tho lenxon, this the liook
Tlmt lieu wid; ohti now om then.
Come, ri-U4l ono syllable, oine Iojk
Itow broader than tliu books of men?
Come, catch the putlios of this harmony
Of iM-auteous toil -then nil the world is fr-e!
Joaquin Miller iu The American Maguzine.
AN OLD SCHEME REVIVED.
A Fruitless KfTort to Make the l oibid
dliitf No. 13 Iii;nK JmcU.
"I sen," Kid Mr. J. U. Newton, "I soo that
r.ll '1.;' udvertising scheme has como around
"Why, n merchant announces in his adver-
iisemciits mat, sin-.-o tho liumbor i: has
always been regiirdcl asaa unlucky numlx-r,
bo will undertake tho task of making it a
lucky iwimlH.r. In order to do this ho adver
tises that to every tliirtt-iith customer who
pays cash ho will givo tho f ull valuo of his
purchase. Of courso nolioily is irmitted to
know how many havo purchased uhead of
him. Ho must pay his monoy. and then tho
merchant shows him tho list of sales madu
snico tho last prize wad drawn. I tried it
"How did it pan out?'
"I was going to tell you. It was when I
' fetartea m business, ntvl I thought it
would boa capital ad vertising scheme for me.
It ran along c.ll right for about a week, and
several persons got their uurchases free. Of
courso every ono of them advertised
mo by tolling it all over town, and I
regarded it n tho .-marlert; scheme that
hadevir been hatched. Ono day I noticed
ono of tho town boys standing oroimd
tho store, and for mm timo I thought
nothing of it But ho stayed so long, and
hadsohttle apparent business there, that I
began to think he was keeoing count of my
sales and intended to jump in at the ri-ht
time and get tho prize. .So I watched tho
sale list and was considerably surprised when
number l:i had made his purchase that this
fellow didn't make any movement.
" 'He has miscounted,' I said to myself, and
I stooped under tho counter to smile, as I
thought how sick ho would feel when ho saw
tho next purchaser walk oft? with tho prize.
'Suro enough a woman came in pretty
soon and lwughfc $1 worth of sugar, which,
of course, sho got for nothing. I smiled a
littlo toward tho chap who had been waiting
all thij time, but ho never let on. He had
just walked up, bought a dimes worth of
wintergreen lozenges and walked away. No
sooner had ho turned away than a friend of
his hurried in and bought a nickel"s worth
of something, and then another and another,
till a dozen of them had spent an aggregato
of less than H with me. Then came tho
thirteenth, laid down 40, said ho'd tako a
barrel of sugar, a barrel of molasses, and tho
rest in coffee. I saw that 1 was victimized,
1 m f", T rniiMn'fc n V ni-.l rt I 1
w mu.vau vr ttt::t. i i.i my
proin't'on, so I delivered the goods and paid
back tie? money. But I immediately hung
out a sign saj u that tho proposition had
been withdrawn.' I wa3 convinced by that
timo that tha number was an unlucky num
ber, and that it might stay sq till the end of
time for all of me." Chicago News.
An Old JTewiftli Custom.
In the homo of a Jewish citizen of Now
York was seen recently a tiny flame burning
in a handsome goblet. Examination showed
tho goblet to be half filled with water, on tho
top of which floated about an inch of sweet
oil. A tiny float of corks, fastened on either
side of a metallic ring, rested upon the oil.
On the ring was placed a wax taper hardly
thicker than a thread, passed through a small
circle of thin wood, so that tho lower end of tho
taper dipped through tho ring into the sweet
.. ""ho upper euu lighted. Tho swost
on" drawn up ough the wax c-ered wick
served to keep it alight) .for veral hours.
"We burn this," said tho ntlarftru? "in
memory of one of our dead. When' tii&t
taper burns nearly out wo sulstitute another,
so that tho flamo, like tho vestal fire, is never
allowed to go out. AVc light tho taper when
our relative dies and let it burn a year. The
last taper wo let go out of itself. It flickers,
flames up, sinks, flares again, and then goes
out, just as human life does in its last
hours. We tend this light with great care,
and thus keep alive the memory of our loved
. It is an old custom, which is now bc-o-.
'oss observed. Many now only burn
coming month, and some but for a
the taper ior u n a great inanv, though,
week. Thero are st- M 0jj 1'
that keep up the custom in
Teople of tl:e Congo Country.
"Wvm -n-m of rov.rso. want scmo description
of the people in this my first visit from tho
great valley. They are for tho most part
peaccf id on the lower rivers; vary muca.m
features, form and color. 1 ney uavo mai
such as taking out the center upper f rout
teeth, notching tho same, sharpening an 1:10
upper fronts to a point, picking certain
shaied marks in their foreheads and tem
ples, and making animals, or a great many
small marks, on their chests and backs to
distinguish the different tribes. Their dress
is very simple, consisting only of a loin cloth
for the common people, while the royal fam
ilies and tho rich wear long choice skirt3
down to the ankle and a shoulder strap be
sides. They also wear in abundance heavy
brass rings on their waists and ankles, the
women wearing strings and strings of beads
around their waists and up and down then?
chests mid backs. The stitr bristle from tho
tail of tho elephant is also considered a fine
article of jewelry, being worn as are tho
brass rings. Their religion consists of all
kinds of superstitions. They have a different
fetich for nearly every thing, those for med
icine being worn as is the ono to keep off tho
bad man, whom they call ndoki. Congo
Missionary in Christian Recorder.
Letter Boxes Xeatly Robbed.
Anaat device for robbing the mail has
been discovered in this city. A sheet of stiff
paper was passed by the thieves through tho
owning of the street lamp boxes with both
ends folded and gummed, so that ono end
adhered to the box, and all letters dropped
in thereafter were caught on tho other end
and held. At night the paper with its con
tents was withdrawn and the letters ab
stracted, opened and rifled. The department
is trying to tr&ce the thieves. The indica
tions are that many letters have been thu3
stolen. Hartford Courant,
Signals by Trumpet Blasts.
The Caledonian railroad, in its freight
Tards at Glasgow, is experimenting on sig
Tpj by blasts from a tin trumpet, instead of
by waving of arms or lanterns, as has been
the custom. The various orders aro given
by long blasts, short blasts and "crows."
New York Bun.
BRIDGING THE CHANNEL
CHAT WITH A FRENCH . EX-MINISTER
What Admiral Clone Say Concerning tho
Seliento for Building u, Bridge Ai nm
tho British Channel Some of the Ob
jection! that are I'rged.
Tho "missing link" of a railway communi
cation between Franco and Knghtud pro
vidinl always that Kii'.dand is willing seems
to 1) oa the eve of realization, not by means
of tho channel, as mo t people suppose, but
by means of a viaduct, to w hieh Vice-Admiral
Clone, formerly French minister of 1 11.11 i j 10
and a memlier of tho bureau of longitudes,
lends tho authority of his name.
"What kind of u bridgo wo propose to
build'" said the admiral. "Well, not a ssr;
jioiisjoii bridge, us somo bright renius sug
gested. The lir.st nor" wester would blow it
clear away from its moorings. No. But a
solid viaduct, built, up oa stout piers from
the lied oi tho sea, with a nuuoivo suier
structure. "Tho starting point would bo Ambletcuse,
which has tho udvantagn of a small ro;rJ
stead 011 the French coast. The bridge is to
form 0:10 continuous way, and to extend in n
northerly direction as far n; Folkestone Its
length Tiiirtydivo kilometers. A Might
lieud will occur Jit two point , where reefs
alford splendid opportunities for abutment.)
and cantilevers. These n efs aro ia mid
channel, and indicated on our naval maps as
tho rocks of Oolbart and X'urne.
"As you see, wo do not tako tho shortest,
but tho best and tho shallowest routv. Tho
sea depths vary between iiity and twelve
meters, tho deepest water bcingon tin: French
s:do of tho channel. Tho piers aro to be built
of hard concrete and masonry, and to meas
ure each alout fifty meturs long by thirty
meters wide. They aro to ri:-:o tea 11:1 1 rs
above tho waves, and to support lofty pier
towers, on whoso iron framowor!- the snoer
structuro will rest. Th; interval bet v. ten
two piers will bo from 500 to CJt) meters, an
enormous span, since tho snptriueumbc.'t
weight of tho ironwork would amount at
least to So.bOO tons. I don't know," added
tho gallant admiral, with a smile, "whether
you quito reulizo what such a mass of iron
may mean. At any rate, you may remain
convinced that all tho four winds of Leaven
combined may blow upon it ia vain.
A NSW FEATURE.
"Injure tho piers, ilid you say? Oh, denr
no. In this connection I may instance a new
feature in tho construction, which I havo
worked out myself. Instead of having rc
courso to the usual system of projecting or
underhanging girders, and instead of grad
ually constructing from tho pier outward
one-half of the span until it meets tho other
half midway, where both halves aro con
joined, I go a whole span of ironwork manu
factured on shore. This section of the super
structure will then bo transported iu fail
weather on four elevated, air-tight pontoon
cases, each of which is ablo to support a
weight of 10,000 tons, and when brought
into position, that is, when placed on u
parallel line with the stouo piers (whereon
somo kind of elastic body has lieen placed to
deaden tho shock and prevent injury to the
masonry), water is allowed to flow into tho
pontoon cases, which, on slowly sinking,
bring tho suierstructuro at both extremities J
on a line level with tho flat surface of tho j
piers. Tho wholo mass is then gradually
raised as tho iron pier towers aro built up
"The' bridge, then, will bo thirty meters
wide, and havo four railway lines, beside a
road for foot passengers, vehicles and in
spectors. Boxes for guards and shunting
lines will bo established at stated distance.;.
Each pier will bo provided with a jioworfrd
electric light, besido sirens and alarm boils
for foggy weather.
"Tho superstructure on tho pier towcr
will, of course, riso to a height suflicient to
allow tho tallest ships to ride under it at ease
say between fifty and sixty meters. Buovs
like those used in the Suez canal will be
placed at regular points to show the way at
night to approaching ships, so that these may
sail through tho broad arches without danger
of colliding with the piers.
LARGEST IN- THE WORLD.
"There is nothing absolutely extraordinary
tho construction cf the new viaduct, unless
itibeiUfcuStL, Trbj'. would make of it tho
lar-'est in tho world. When, however, bridgt.-
have been built two miles long, as they otttu
11U.VU UCCU tyu..u - -' ot
have, there is no reason why ono thirly-flvo
1 i,ti, ci,r,idri not. li ,-nn-1
structed. Tho only real difilculty, as rignnl.-
tho construction, consists m laying the loan-
daHons of the, piers in deep vv a tor. Jn Cnr.i
pariscu with that the raising of the iron pier
towers and superstructure will be easy work.
As, however, such an engineering feat lias j
been done already, there is also no reason I
why the thing should not be again awvm-I
Ptibhed. In Australia piers have been sui.U !
lifty-slx meters, a greater depth than any to ;
vn our way between Amble-teuso j
"There is, however, ono vital point deserv
;nr our best censidcration. Tho proposal to
construct a viaduct between Franco and
England raises a question similar to that put
forward against tha boring of a submarine
LUbiltl. AO 1
"What the advocates of the present project
ask tho British nation to do is, in effect, to
bridge over tho channel. For tho present,
the weight of military opinion is "against
the scheme. The fear of invasion is uppeiv
most. Yet there is one eas3- way of allay
ing tho scruples of tho most timorous. At
each end of the viaduct a3 well on the Eng
lish as on tho French coast, for invasion in
volves counter-invasion we intend establish
ing a swivel bridge. At the first signal cf
idarni, you have only to swing the sv. i vt 1
bridge open to interrupt all communion'. ion
between the two countries. A gsp '.!n':i e.c.
iats as effective us if no viaduct had ever
been t uilt. The advantage of such an ar
rangement over a submarine tunral is
obvious, as the tunnel, inter alia, if it could
De blocked iuby water iu three minutes, could
not bo pumped dry again for three months,
an operation as costly as that of boring a
new tunnel." Paris Cor. 2sew York ilail
Karthquakes unit the Moon's Phases.
Professor Perrey worked upon this subject
for many years and as the result of his re
ne.irrhos announced that earthquakes are
mere frequent at new moon cr at full moon
than they are when the moon is half fulL
Thiv nro also more freouent when the moon
.irT-c- Hrf.it. rti'-.tmn r-nii no rnr
1 L TZ ., ,,, .,lpV 1 gathering and reflning it that it would not
siderations,hove.,innpo. ta !: . od j.s nj b undertaking. Moreover, tho
tho legislature, it is alleged, in making such uo " 0 . , , ' '
Sfe England, in u wo.-d, is unwillir.g ! ord.iau-y street clcanmsoperations baa taken
tohro away or impair the one great miii- most of it eff and tho ram had d most
lotuiow x .r.t.,. i, i... ! of tho balance into 1. 10 sewer. But stid a
tnrv advanuie sho ljossesses o'.er ail nor . , . , ,
tary .wiau 1 little could ahvavs be lound. Tno peTcentago
is nearest tho earth than when she is farthest k-tar why not say so widout ramblin' allooer
off. They are also more frequent at any de kentry to spell it, an" if eberytxxly ar
given place when the moon is on the merid- gwine to call it 'shugar' why not put do 'h'
ian of that place than when she is situated in dar?
on the horizon of the place, Edward S. , "At de kloze of de las' meetin' sum pusson
Ilolden in Overland ilonthly. ! to me unknown knocked my plug Lai olr de
hook an" stcpt on her. Sich auod ler tarca ra
in Morocco women who talk scandal are stance will re-sult in do utmos' dreariness f ur
punished by haying cayenne pepper rubbed de offender. Let us now break up de nice tin
into their lips. an go hum." Detroit Free Press.
WEALTH IN MERE DIRT
HOW UNCLE CAM MAKES MONEY DY
LOOKING AFTEH LITTLE THINGS.
How (odd and Silver i I.ot und I'ouinl
Again in tho Assay Oilieo Method
i:niployid for tho Kccivery of ):cupcd
During tho year lSSn over 1S,Xk),oX in
gold and nearly :";7,0oyxu in silver p.;s.-ed
throt!;;h the assay ol'iee in tlii ; city Int.- re
l.ielted, reii.ied mi l ca.-t into 1 1.1:. Ailthi-;
va t quantify of m. t.il is p:is,-, through u
complicated proees i tosopc.rato it from ullovs
and baser metals, and even to separate tho
gold from tho silver. It is melted iu fur-iiae.-,
treated uiia acid: and chemical , re
duced to a liquid state, washed in many
waters, cast into molds, baked in ovens und
carted from ono portion ol the buil iingto
anot !:i r a dox."n t ime.; before tho proee-;; is
complete 1 that turns tho golden and s,i ,er
grn ins into bars of standard lii! lie-s, on l.ieh
is put the governmint stamp of the numl-or,
weight and value. In the course of this long
proo'v.i :i:n:; par! ieli s of tile metal aro nec
essarily lo.,l at ui'l'crent stages of iho work.
Whilo in tho powdered statu somo of it. . ill
sift out upon tho floor; in tho liquid condi
tion it will cvnp-irato and llo.it away in iho
air; r.r.d in the ir:. Itcd state portions ill bo
carried up the furnace chimneys und out of
I The actual lo.-:s is of course but a small pcr
j ccntago of th i whole amount handled, but
iu the aggregate amounts to a considcrahlo
I si:m, and every possible effort is made to re-
duoe tho amount of loss to tho lowest possi
ble figure. 1 ho caro lii at i.s taken may bo
understood bv i!v foi- th-:f ev -('- , '
tlio fhu.rs Hi til ' ll.-.a tlo....g jv h..e,.
thoroughly ami the sweepings, placed iu bar
rels urit.l a suaicieiit quantity is gathered to
puu it iiirougn a pro'-ess to extract such jior
tion f the meti.l o-s is possible without too
much c:qc!i.-e. But, even after thut, tho 10
fiiso, or tailing.;, is not thrown away, but
sold to what aro known .-s sweep smelters,
men who purchase tiu sweepings from jew
elry workers, wi well as tho assay otlico, and
by their moro expensive, but perfect, method
of fusion, are able to extract even another
f.iiiall persentuge from tho unpromising ma
terial. LOST IS THE DRAIN'S.
Another means employed to obtain cseajs
ing particles is by tho drains running from
tho buildiii"s. All tho branch drains and
I ocsduits arc conducted into one largo main
j drain pipe, which is provided with a series
of "S" traps, containing a deep settling
pocket at the lower bend, into which the metal.-,
fall by force of gravitation. All the water
used in tho building, from tho washing of tho
metals to tho scrub! ring of tho floors, even
that in which tho employers have performed
the;r ablutions (and it is 0110 of the regula
tions tliat every employe shall carefully
wash his hands before leaving tho building),
passes through this drain. The settling
pockets aro cleaned out once or twice a 3 car,
and the recovery from this source amounts
to several hundred dollars even as high as
? 1,5200 to 1, 500 a year. .Still somo of tho
lighter particles esoajie tho trajjs, and pas3
tint iato the main sewer, and find their way
into tho East river, where no doubt quite a
mine, or placer digging, has been formed at
tho mouth of tho sev.er.
But tho most important operation for tho
recovery of escaped metal is the annual clean
ing up, when every old crucible and the fur
naces in which tho smelting is done, and
even a largo part of tho tiues und chimneys
are taken down, ground up, and such of tho
metal as had adhered to them is extracted.
But even in this case tlicro is still a propor
tion that is carried out iu tho open air, and
naturally settles dowu on tho adjacent roofs
and streets. Occasionally tho rxf of tha
assay building is swept o,T, but this moro
as a matter of curiosity to see what amount of
gold and silver that may have boon lost could
bo recovered trom that source. A littlo j'oid
and still more silver is always found in
these deposits, but not enough to pay for tho
trouble of gathering.
DIRT FROM THE ROOF GUTTERS.
The other day, however, whilo somo repairs
were in progress ut tho sub-treasury building,
it became necessary to dean out the roof
gutters that had liecorr.o somewhat cloggo-i
with the dirt and dust that had gathered for
tho two or three years preceding. Th&
v.ork'.;,;Ti .hoveled tho ditt down into. tho
alleyway l.etv.eon tl.
.0 two btiilaings, v.-hc-n
- , . 1 .
As, taut . .upciundent martin, of tho a.s-
Soy oih'.'c, v.'ao .s always 0:1 tiio lookout for
-rag'js ami i..riblo recoveries, caused, a
! sample of dirt to be; assayed, and found it to
u" 1:1 -".in; "" per ton. ltiero
'r-a al;'out li:iU a tou r tLiS carth 'vhI('h v'";-:
at -i(:0 eonveyed to tho barreLs where tho
sweepings are thrown, and tho government
"" a,fc. ,abwJa ou. transaction,
0t-ut'r I'U'UinJW in too m-ighbora-ood winch
1,avo not clean,i1 oir, lu uou;1
contain pay dirt oven richer tuuu that from
tuo sun-treasury building.
..i.. wm.o. --mtendent of the
assay o..ce, jaugned when ho was aske.l if
there was not enough of tho m.'tal on tho
Btreets by this timo to pay to swe:p it up and
work it. and replied that oven if all t'uit
had f alien for years stilt lay 0:1 tho ground
tho amount would lx? so small in com-
I . t- iri I .!.- mi-i f-VTiiTlQn
of loss is infinitesimal, he said, bat the aggre
gate for several years would, ho thought,
make quite a prcventatiK
sain. New York,
l'ocliou with iho Lanjnage.
Cob Carthagena Smith arose to moho an
inquirj". lie Was not present at tho last
meeting, owing to a rush of blood to tho
head, and he wauled to inquire if it would bo
the future policy of the club to ignore tho
"o" as in o"day and o'clock; also if the big
''G"' was to be left of! the names of O'Brien,
O ".Sullivan, etc.
"Dat ar' do policy of do club, Kurne-l
Smith," replied Brother Gardner. "Bis club
has got dun foolin" wid do English Language-,
an' from elis time out it ar' gwine right down
f row do shucks to tie kernel. If ilr. Erien's
name ain't good uuu widout a big 'O' befo"
it, den neither ar' anybody else's name. If I
doan" need one befo' mine ho kin git along
widout his. If it ar' propel to say o'clock,
de:i it ar' proper to say "I'ze gwine to take do
o'strect kyar down to de o'lwnk to drew an
o'check for se-lien o'dollars.' De iiolie-y ef (lis
club v.T.1 b to knock do linen duster off do
English language air git right at do meat of
it, an' to sieil our words in de easiest way, no
matter what Webster nor any wider white
man thinks about it. If a pus-son has got
TENNESSEE - SORGHUM - MOLASSES
Pure New Orleans Molasses,
Maple Syrup, .Rock Gaudy Blips,
Syrup in Kegs and Pails
!Ts n joying aScomia "botli its
DA2LT AMD WBKLT
Will bo one during wliiclt tlio stilijcictn of
jiutioiKtl in tort's t uti"! iii:jorbiiice will be
strongly agitated stud tlit election oi' ;i
Irosilent will tulte jilnce. ri lie jeo)le ol"
Cass County wli Mould like lo learn of
and Social Transactions
of tliis year and would fci-oji apace with
the times .should
l"Ol: EITIIKii thi:
aily o-r Weekly Herald.
Xow wliile we have the subjeet before the
people we will ventuie to speak ot our
1 u i m
"Which is iirst-class in all respects and
from which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work.
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