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THE DAILY. UKll U: M,.TTSMOTU. XKlMlASlvA. FPJDAY. DF.CKM liKU 28. 18S.
A HOY'S SECOND SIGHT.
HEMARKABLE GIFT OF A BOY WHO
LIVED HALF A CENTURY AGO.
Fonnd In "Th AnnaU ot rblUdclphla.
JIa fcitw III rather ChMlng Ju T1i
Inrltlcut of tlv Stolen I'ocketbook Th
Hrcr Intnally Hecoiuea Wreck.
Looking over Watson's "Annals of
rhilalel.hi.i," pul'lis'"! 1330. I came
acrfms a remarkable etory, which cannot
fail to Lo of interest both locally and
generally, even at this lato day. The
"The roo1 jeoplo of Caledonia have so
long and exclusively engrossed the fac
ulty of second sight that it may justly
surpri-HO many to learn that we also have
Lecn favored with at least one caso as
well attested ns their own. I refer to the
instance of Lli Varnall, of Prank ford.
AVJuitcvcr were I113 first peculiarities, ho
inj'imelost them, lie fell into intem
jerato hahits, liccame a wanderer, and
died in Virginia, a young man.
Thi-t remarkably gifted person was
born in I lucks county. Pa., and came
with hi.-i parents to the vicinity of Pitts
burg. The account of him contained In
the narrative before mentioned is in 6ub
Btanro as follows:
When Yarnell was living near this
city, being then a child only 7 years of
age, as he was sitting in the house one
day ho suddenly burst into a fit of al
most uncontrollable laughter. Ills
mother nsked him what pleased him 60
muclu The boy replied that ho saw hia
father (who was not at home) running
rapidly down the mountain 6ide, trying
to overtake a jug of whisky which he
had let fall. The jug rolled part way
down tho declivity, but was caught by
the old man before he got to the bottom.
When the father reached home ho con
firmed the whole story, to tho great sur
prise of all. After this tho boy excited
much talk and wonderment in the neigh
borhood. BEEN AT LOXO RANGE.
About two years later the Yarnalls
were visited by a friend named Robert
Vcrree, with other Quaker relatives or
- acquaintances from Pucks county.
Vcrree, to tst tho lad's miraculous
power, asked him various questions and
among other things inquired wliat was
then going on at lus own homo in Bucks
r-ounty. Tho boy described the house,
which he had never 6een; stated that it
was built partly of logs and partly of
stone; tliat there was a mill pond in front
of the house which had recently been
drained, and concluded with a descrip
tion of the people in tho house, and of
two persons, a man anil a woman, who
were setting on the front porch.
When Verree reached home he in
quired who had been at his house at the
day and hour he had held his conversa
tion with young YarnalL Ho learned
that there had been a shower at the time;
and several cf tho field hands jiad gone
into the houso to escape tho rain; the
persons on the porch had been faithfuljy
described, even to the color of their
hair. As to the mill pond, tho men had
drained it in order to catch muskrats. In
short, every detail given by the boy was
i proven to bo accurate.
The habit the young seer, when
asked to exorcise his singular faculty,
was to hold his head downward, ofteo
closing hi-s eyes. After waiting for some
jfime. nonarentlv deep in thought, he
' Ivould declare what ho saw in his visions,
file was sometimes found alone in the
fields. FiUin-r on a stump and crvin:
On liein-' asked the cause of his crief he
Kiid lie saw great numbers of men en
eased in killing each other. Although
ho had never seen a battle, a 6hip or a
cannon, ho described military ana naval
lattles as if ho had been an actual
f. FINALLY BECAME A WRECK.
Eonj of the Quakers who saw him bo
ram much interested in the boy, beliey?
in him possessed of a noble gift, and
desired to have charge of lus bringing
up. ile was accordingly ;ppnmticed t0
al'rankford tanner, but he attracted bo
ranch attention, and so many called at
the shop to hold conversation with him
that his master became annoyed and
tried to discourage such curiosity. The
boy, therefore, began to shun questions
r.3 much as possible, and seemed by de
crees to I'.se his singular gift. He drifted
into bad comiiany and eventually became
IIu mother never allowed him to take
nny money for answering questions, be
l;.'vin that hu visions were God given,
and t!:::t it would lie wrong to turn them
to nccotmt p-cuniarily. Wives whose
husbands had long been missing and
were Fupjxr.-ed to Iiavo been lost at sea
or cri.'::ied in accidents, and others
who;? relatives had disappeared would
come To him for information. Of those
still alive, he would tell how they looked
and vl:::t they were doing. On one oc
' casion a r.ian "asked him iu jest who had
' stolen his pocketlook, and was much
taken alck when the lad replied:
"No one; but you stole a pocketbook
from another man when in a crowd.
And the historian of the boy's wonder
ful deeds states that 6uch was tho facL
This m aliout all there is of the 6trango
narrative, which, like Sam Welter's love
4 letter, cmls so abruptly that the reader
wishes it were longer. Pittsburg Dispatch-
I-ow a Mine TV a Discovered.
The tlL-covery of the Amulet mine, on
I ttu: creek, rcaib more like fiction than
reilitv As it has never been in print
wTwi-l Ci Jul Kh
Detroit, with pick and shovel on his
shoulders, was climbing the Lynx Creek
mountains on his way to examine a
quartz mine. Decerning: weary in the
ascent he stopped beneath the friendly
boughs cf a juniper tree to Test. After
recuperating for some timo h too? up
i.:, .!;,.b- nnfl in throwing it on Lis shoul-
.1 it clinrwri
from bis hands, fend, in
n;r, lUiind him. its sharp point
rtruck lum in the leg, causing great pain. C
Picking it up wuii 7
prccation from the rain "
Turn, he stuck it in the fiFOsajru tt
could remain there, and started to walk
nwar He had gone but a short distance
wbS'hi relented "SLtfthtt
iSS& ndueVand from which re has
in over worm w '"o"
shi edT From a careful ext z3r
SaS of tho second Class ore , -i
Sxn allowed to remain on -
U estimated that it conL- l
tons. tJ3aay - v. - t - -
A WOMAN ON CHEr.tAT.OM. JAPANESE ARTISANS. ' ' MARRIAGE CUSTOMS. f
Hrllrr m Mlztwr Civilization Will
It has been the custom to nttrihuto
to women a sentimental conservatism
regarding reforms in our methods of
burial, which has retarded, hitherto,
tho movement iu favor of cremation.
Their antagonism, it is claimed, is not
based upon any hygienic or economic
views entertained by thcin, hut to din
inclination to interfere witli usae.
Custom is tho fetich which tho masses
of women aro charged with worship
uir, and undoubtedly tlio accusation
is true of tho order of women who aro
swayed by emotion ami whose judg
ment has not been trained by educa
tion and enlarged opportunities. Many
women of the higher typo havcjivcu
tho subject no thought; others secretly
approve it, but keep silence through
dread of shocking tho prejudices of
those ubout them. Some American
women from dispassionate contem
plation of the subject aro earnest ad
vocates of cremation ns a necessity ot
tho age, made manifest by injury to
the public health through tho over
crowding of grave yards adjacent to
Justice to the living will ultimately
bo the factor which will lead tho ma
jority to accept tho conclusions of tho
minority regarding cremation. But
right ideas will not prevail univer
sally until the costly show grounds
now held in veneration aro proven to
be pest nlaccs. Then sanitary inllu
ences will overpower tho sentimental
ignorance which continues tho coloniz
ing of corpses in graveyards which aro
a'rf-eady within the limits of our cities.
A higher civilization than ours will bo
ashamed of the vulgar and ostentatious
display manifested in the name of tho
helpless dead. Cremation, by increas
ing our respect for our fellow beings,
will mitigate this evil, and it will cor
rect another of which Americans seem
to enjoy a monopoly that of travel
ing corpses over tho country to the
discomfort and humiliation of the liv
ing. Surely it is debasing to our ideas
of this immortality of tho spirit to pay
such honors as we do to lifeless flesh,
(veil though it be clothed for a brief
space iu the likeness of a loved one.
'Jould wo bo induced lo reflect how
brief a space it i3 in which tho body
remains as we put it away, most as
suredly we should prefer its speedy
dissolution by incineration. When a
human body is no longer animated by
the life giving principle that individu
alized it, is it not merciful to swiftly
resolve it to dust by the purifying ele
ment of lire? Bo claim many who
consider our burial customs heathen
ish and utterly inconsistent with our
ethical, spiritual and sanitary views.
So think tho women who herein as
sume tho responsibility of uniting to
gether in tho interests of enlightened
pubjjc sentiment in a svmposium on
cremation.! Laura C. Uolloway in Tho
Tlie Dreams of a Ilaoliecsh Smoker,
Science describes tho c::ierie!ices of
a gentleman who placed himself under
the influence of hasheesh. lie smoked
it uniii he felt a profound senso of
well being, and then put tho pijK) aside.
After a few minutes ho seemed to be
couio two iersons; he was conscious of
his real self reclining on a lounge and
of why he was there; his doublo wa3
In a vast building of gold and marble,
splendidly brilliant, and beautiful be
yond all description. lie felt an ex
treme gratification, and believed him
self in heaven. This doublo person
ality suddenly vanished, but reap
peared in a few minutes. His real
self was. undergoing rhythmical
spa-sms throughout hjs. body; tlip
double was a marvelous instrument,
producing sounds of exquisite sweet
ncs.i and ierfect rhythm. Then sleep
ensued, and all ended. Upon another
occasion sleep and waking caino and
vve;it so rapidly that they seemed to bo
ton fused. Ills doublo seemed to bo
the sea, bright and tossing as the wind
blew, then a continent. Again ho
smolzed a double dose and sat fit his
iablo, pencil in hand, to record tho
effects. He lost all conception of time,
lie rose to open a door and it seemed
take a million years. Ho went to
pacify an angry dog, and endles3 ages
socr.icd to have passed when he re
turned. "Conceptions of space retained
their normal character. Ho felt an
unusual fullness of mental impressions
enough to fill volumes, lie under
stood clairvoyance, hypnotism and all
else. He was not one man or two, but
several men living at tho same time in
Jili'creut places, with different occu
pations. He could not write one word
without hurrviug to the next, his
thoughts flowing with enormous rap
idity. The few words he did writo
Grease for the Boob.
Dr. Alexander Zoroastroff, of Be
Icctok, emphatically recommends to
all military men, sportsmen, and
others, a grease for boots which is
aid to entirely prevent sore feet, ana
so protects pedestrians from tho whole
train of familiar affections caused by
that minor accident The ointment is
niado of four parts of lard, four parts
y olive oil and, one part of caoutchouc
(raw rubber), which are melted together
an .1 slow fire. Having moistened tho
solo tf the boot with water, the inven
tor warms tho boot in a stove or before
... A M. .11.
a lire, ana men smears uover wiin iuo
co::ixunL Tho boot is said to become
toft, pliable, shining, waterproof and
tvc:i more durable. Frank Leslie's.
Ciiiall talk is tho small change of
Iifo; there is no "getting on without it
Ylicro aro times when a little nonsense
is very palatable, and gravity and se
dateness ought to bo kicked down
stairs. A philosopher cuts a poor
iliu-o in a ball room unless he leavc3
h:s vdsdoin sX homo. We have met
with men who wero too lofty for
small talSc. They vcro above such
uiuinjj; in other words, they were
above ciikiu themselves agreeable,
.'jCvo I 'rising r.:.d cbovo being
rTJ: ,--liii world, is tnauo up oi in-
ho vrho cau triilo elegantly
Cariciitrnt Vtlio Work In Crudo Ways, but
Achieve Superior lU'sullit.
Tho Japanese arlLr.n has four hands
r.nd twelve lingers, lie uw his feet as
an estra pair of hands, and his two great
ttx's citn wrap themselves around tho
articles with which he works like an
American's tlnr.nl). 1 saw a coojicr at
work m ending a bucket, lie held the
bucket between hi.t feet while he sat
down to his work and put cm tin? hoops
with a hmmicr and wedge. His legs
were Laro and hi. cue was tied in the
old Jo pane se f;i5,l;ion, while I. is almond
eyes closely watched the work he had
before him. After ten minutes of pound
ing he laid down his tool. and took a
6iuoke, and (hiring the hour that 1 Kit
near him he smoked four times. The
Japanese pipe only holds a pinch of
tobacco, ar.d ho could do this cheaply,
but tho time consumed was ot least
twenty minutes. This perctual siesta
is one of the features of Japanese labor.
I am told by old American residents that
a Japane-io workman will m;t do one
third as much a day as an American
workman, and in every case they scein
to do their work in the hardest of ways.
Tho method. of lalwr in JapjTi are the
direct opposite of those in America, 'ihe
carpenters, for instance, pull their planes
tho other way, anil when they use the
drawing knifo they push it from them
instead of pulling it towards them. They
do most cf their work sitting and they
do all tho work on the pull stroke in
stead of the push stroke, and they stand
tho board as a rule at an agio of 43 degs.
against something rather than lay it on
a bench or saw horse as we do. They do
their marking, not with chalk, but with
a reel and an inked string when they
wish to saw in a straight line, and the
whole of the work of turning tho rough
logs into tho finest of cabinet work is
done by baud.
Thero are no planing mills in Japan,
and tho sawmills can bo counted on the
lingers of one hand. The usual method
of sawing log: into loard3 is to stand the
log at an angle against the support and
saw it by hand. The saw used L not the
powerful cross cut saw of America, but
a wide short Japanese instrument, which
has a handle about two feet long, and
which looks like a butcher's cleaver filed
info a 6aw.
Tho human sawmill 6tands on top of
tho log or under it, and pulls away for
ten hours a day for about thirty cents.
Skilled carpenters in cities get about
forty American cents a day, and tho best
men in tho business do not get over forty
live. Still, you will find no better work
men in tho world than here. Their work
is done with the use of very few nails,
and they have to be cabinetmakers as
well as carpenters. Every Japanese house
has walls which must move in grooves
in and out every day, and tho ordinary
jiomo is as finely put together as a bureau.
The joining of everything is by dovetail
ing, and tho Japanese could teach our
American workmen much in tho polish
ing and joining of fine woods.
fcjprakmg of house building, the Japan
ese begin their work at the top. Tho
roof goes on first, and then they begin to
build the walls and toconstruei tho inte
rior. Frank (J. Carpenter.
. Princely Host.
Ono of the most lovely of Alpine
health resorts is I5ad-blreuth, a hamlet
cf some half dozen housc3 built by tho
sido of a spring of mineral water. The
charm of the resort is not, however, due
to its loveliness, nor to its healing
waters, but to the fact that its landlord
is Prince Ludwig of Ilavaria, a courteous
host, who in his management of the
place cembines a lucrative business with
a most generous charity.
The prince, tho eldest son of Duke
Maximilian and the brother of tho em
press of Austria, surrendered to his
younger brother, Karl Theodor, all his
rights as the head of tho family, because
he wished to marry a lady of inferior
social position, with whom he had fallen
in love, -
Tho marriage proved to be a happy
one, and to this day, though more than
thirty years have passed since they wero
united, the prince's manner to his wife
is more that of a lover than a middle
age'd married man. They havo no chil
dren, and livo for tho greater part of the
year in a simple suite of apartments at
Bael-ivreuth, where, rccoreling to a
writer in The Cornhiil Magazine, she dif
fuses brightness and happiness around
her, end ho shows how a prince may
earn an- honest livelihood, and be the
fiiTt, not to receive, but to render aid.
Tho whole of the health resort belongs
to the ducal family. The servants are
theirs, and the entire management of
tho place is under Prince Lud wig's su-
Cerinteuder.ee. II? is his own butcher,
rewer, dairyman and baker.
During Juno, July and August Krcuth
is tilled with southern Germans, who
pay liberally for their rooms and board,
and mako these months tho "prince's
harvest time. During May and Septem
ber the prince receivers no paying guests,
but fills the house with those ho calls his
"friends." They are those who aro too
Croud to ask for charity, but need a little
elp o'licers depending ujxjn their pay,
university 6tudents, poor professors,
struggling literary men and artists.
Two or three hundred of these
"friends" aro housed, fed and tended at
the hotel during May and September as
carefully as the wealthiest guests, and
that, too, without its costing them one
penny. If at the height of tho paying
season a room is left vacant, some poor
invalid is invited to occupy it, and no
one can tell from the manner of the host
or his servants that the new arrival is
not a millionaire.
Prince Ludwig never forgets a face or
a name, and has a pleasant word for
every one, whether a paying guest or a
'friend." Ilis manner is the same to all,
the sympathetic greeting of a courteouf
host and the kindly greeting of a weJl
EfToct or tlio Copyright Lair.
Tho effect upon the book trade of t'.ie
proposed copyright law is not as yet
clearly unelersiootL The law i3 demanded
not to protect foreign but native authors.
Tho American writer has for years bien
struggling to get place in a buyers' mar-,
ket, where he lias had to compete with
the work not of men who were his equals
or his superiors, but of men whose works,
wliatever their value, could bo got for
nothing. That American authors have
gaineel the place they hold in the fall of
the flood of English books which has
deluged this market u enormously to
their credit. They have forced people to
buy by the real excellence of their work
in tho face of the most cruel kind of op
position. The immediate eJTcct cf tj
law will be to stimulate '
flow tVctlilincn Are Cnndurtixl and
Newly Wedded Act In England.
When a couple in London elect to
marry, unless they intend to do so in
a registrar's office, tho bans are called
in chure'i on three successive Sun
days. If jiot called in church the
registrar must ratify tho contract. To
marry in tho parish church presup
poses parish residence, or at least ne
cessitates such residenco for a period
of f evcral weeks. If the man and wo
man reside in different parishes tho
bans must be calletl in each parish.
It is regarded as bael luck for them to
hear their own bans call eel, but each
must bo represented by a friend. The
worel "husband" is from tho words
house" miel "baun." Hence "hour,e
bann," aiul in time "husband." Until
only a year or se) agone wedelings by
law were held at high noon, or un
ho:r or two previously. Afternoon
': l..l I... ... i:
I . :i .:; ,. u...i in iiy pjveia licensee,
vc :!!iicr.! toootam, unci when ob
ud:. i ;': ;rd ed as vulgar. But lat-
:;... !! peopjj may marry when
(!k;c!:-:c Tho midelle ami the
e ::.-.: however, still prefer tho
e';;y ceremony, always held in
lo-.. t i"
ei i v
i;. . : i.
-: ; !.
r. the Hebrews solemnize the
.; v service cither at a synagogue
t:;o homo of tho briele'elcet. A
C hi I. tian service permits any visitors
v. Iio choose to attend the church ser
vice. It js also c;i;.U::u.;-y lo invite
friend j to attend the house party
to tlio church. Bridesmaids are
more numerous hero at weddings
th::n in America, Tho veil is
nearly always worn, save in very
plain traveling costumes; but in
morning costumes of light silk the veil
is .regarded as an essential portion of
tho toilet. Although the Continent is
so near anel flowers so cheap from
there, natural orange blossoms are not
a usual wedding flower. "White vio
lets, white lilacs and latterly white
chrysanthemums are far more popu
lar. Save among very rich people the
bride's dress is severely plain in make
Marriage settlements aro arranged
through the family solicitor on ono or
both sides. Even iho midelle class folk
havo more or less ceremony in this
matter, anel the bride, though poor m
this worlel's goods, is expected to go to
her new husband with a goodly sup-,
ply of housoholel linen, sheets. tableV
cloths, towels, etc. TI14S custom of (he
briele supplying iho linen is a womanly
obligation which sho regards from her
childhood up as incumbent on her.
"When tho ceremony is conclueletf and
the vestry room books signed a fee is,
given to the parish clerk, to be shared,
by the vicar; also a small gratuity
ueleled for tho parish beadle. It must
never bo lower than 5 shillings, this
fee te the clerk. Fifteen shillings, or
:.7." of Yankee money, is frequently
all that can be spared by the middle
class couple. Of course riches and
generosity increase the sum total,
On lcaVing the church the bridal
party is greeted with liberal showers
of l ice anel slippers by tho dozens. If
the briele weeps copiously, it is a good
omen; if sho is dry eyed, it is said to
presage ill fortune. Iu tho days of
witchcraft the brid.e.-yitch coulelonly
sheel three .ears from her left eye.
Therefore to weep in 'good measure
from both eyes was proof positive that
Satan dwelt not in her heart. The bride
and groom leave church in a special
carriage culled the "bride's coach."
The front in one mass of plate glass,
Tho inside fittings are of white satin.
The wholo fl;iir is very sumptuous.
These customs are observed mostly by
the middle classes, greater wealth giv
ing greater elaborateness or greater
severity ur. may
The wedding breakfast is next in or
der. Of late years this is honoretl
me)re in the breach than in the observ
ance. It is a cold collation. All kinds
of game, pies, salads, fruits, ices, pud
dings and wines and spirits galore.
Tho center of the table is graced by the
bride's cake, which tho brielo herself
must cut for luck. This cutting begins
the feast. Of course tho cake has before
hand bee n f tabbed somewhat, ready to
the hand of the trembling briele. She
must always keep a piece of this cake
herself. The queen of England has a
very goodly thare of her own bride
cake, say those who era "in the know."
As soon'a-3 the cake is cut the nearest
of male kin to tho bridegroom makes
a speech of congratulation to the bride.
Tho groom ui'ways replies for her.
Other speeches follow anel then prep
arations are made for the departure
of ihe couple on their honeymoon
This trip is always taken, even
though it be only two days at near by
Ramsgate, Margate or even Brighton.
Wedding gift are displayed in the
drawing room, and. as in America,
vary with the wealth of the giver. On
the. return cf the couple from their
wedding tour they must be seen at the
church where they were married on
the llrst Sunday after their return.
This custom is a fixed one. On this,
occasion the bride, bo she ever so
young, must be dressed soberly, as be
fits her new tlignity. Cor. S-ui Fran
. Chickens LXittchcd In a locomotlT.
' A young man in Meadvillo, -Pa.,
thought ho would like to be a locotno
ti vx? liremau. He made his applica
tion to the New York, Pennsylvania
and Ohio road and was sent out to
learn tho rope. Thinking he might
get hungry before his return he put
a dozen raw egga in a tin pail which
ho placcel in thy. tank box. Tho trip
wa such an eventful ami busy ono
that the eggs were forgotten, anel as it
was tho last "ran" of tho would bo
fireman, who became disgusted with
the life lie wanted to lead, the pail and
its contents were left in the tank box.
Three weeks later, when the engineer
went to the bos fur some tools, he dis
covered a new dinner pail, which he
appropriated. Taking his find to the
cupino ho removed tiro cover, and lo
acu.bshold 1 there lay nine lovely
young chickens, only three of the eggs
vir flailed lo hdrh in their patent
For suit a bit
firm lint of
and Silk Handkerchiefs at very reasonable prices.
Fancy Linen Table Set and some pretty designs
in Stamped Co.ds and Tin.-.tl Tidies. On our
we have placed specially low prices, low enough to in-
tercst the purchaser. For
HANGING LAMPS, FANCY CUi'S AND SAUCERS
and Fancy Glassware pee through our Queenswarc De
part me nt.
HAS THE LARGEST AND FINEST STOCK OF
In the city, which he is offering at Prices that will make them sell.
A complete line oT Window Curtains at a sacrifice. Picture
Frames in great variety. You can get everything you need.
You can buy it on the instalment plan, pay so much each
'month and you will soon have a fine furnished house
.and hardly realize the cost. Call and see.
SIXTH STREET, EET. MAIN AID
IF TOL" WILL CALL AXI SKE THE LAKOK STOCK OK
That Prank Carruth & Son has before purchasing Christinas
Presents. Prices ire such that it would not pay to cross the
street, let alone going to Omaha, this year. All they ask is
To show you the Fine Goods and (rive You Prices on every
thing you could ask for in the line, which will be sold if they
have an op ortunity.
Will go farther this year than ever before. Don't Fail to
call and see the Display of fine good.'?.
FHA.WK CABBUTtt SON;
33ov33T Blocks, Flattsracutli.
B. 4. M.'Tlme ITable.
No. 1. 5 a m.
N.. 3 -6 :4fl p, m.
No. 6 :47 a. ill.
No -..Ti p. in.
No. 9. 6t!7 p. 111.
Jo. 2 4 -3A p. m.
No. 4. ID :30 a. Ill,
No. 6 7 :13 p. 111.
No. 10. 9 :45 a. ni.
No. 116 ;27 a. m.
AM train run daily by wavof Omaha, except
No 7 and 8 -W(t run to 9ni fTOn r
Presents w are showing
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