The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, February 08, 1894, Image 8
TOPICS OF THE TIMES. A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER ESTING ITEMS. Commeata and CrttU-Utai Baaed I'paa the Happen ins of the Dajr-iiiatorW-al and Nrwi Notea. Perhaps Lillian Kussell is merely going through matrimonial rehearsals with a view to a permanent engage ment. Sax Fkanc isco differs from Chi cago in that it is suppressing the danse du ventre at the thinning;, instead of at the close of the fair. The H, 640, 000 of Cherokee bonds sold will give to every Cherokee in Indian Territory about t'iO ) in cash, and will make times lively in the Territory the coining sva-on if the money is promptly distributed. It is alleged that a manufacturing ; plant in Switzerland will soon be able to produce aluminum at a cost of 4.j cents per ponmd, which fact should greatly extend its ue. From 'in to 1 cents per pound is about as low as it has yet been pioduced in any juan tityin the United States. It is expected that the tunnel and appliances about completed at Ni agara Falls will ue capable, when fully utilized, of developing .at least loc.ooo hoise power for use in manu facturing enterprises in Buffalo and neighboring country, as well as pro pelling boats on the Erie canaL Brazilians would not victual or Otherwise help the Nictheroy for Peizoto because he had employed Morth American "mercenaries" in her stalf and crew. The Hessian is not more popular in that guise than he was in another when we were doing a little fighting ourselves. The triple lynching at Kussell. Kas., shows the Sunflower State, like i I many of its neighbors North and i South, occasionally declines to awa t j the slow processes and uncertainties of court justice when particularly re voltii'g crimes have been committed. Three at once is qu.te an unusual j iy cord for Kansas, however. California Fut'iTGi:ovvi:u: I;y a system of free hand computation kuowtr omy to digital manipulators in Chicago, that city is made to show a populat ou of ,04.j,04.'i. If the fellows had not been so exact in put ting down that last 4.'i people, we might almost think they had been lying about it- All will be forgiven, however, if they will cross o3 1'ren dergast's name from the list and send us an account of the obsequies. Fike 1-la.vd, on the Atlantic Coast, will soon boast the most pow erful lignt for the guidance of mar iners in the world. At present there is a fl.ish light on the Island: this is now to give way toauelectricligtit of 240,000,000 candle-power. The new light will Cash every live seconds It is estimated that these flashes will be discernible fiilh t we uty-flve miles. Its reflection, throw, i on the heavens, w 11 be seen with ease by vessels one hundred miles away. A man by the name of Huuse, an inventor of a petroleum-boat, was fined $.50, a fortnight ago, for speed ing his boat on the Thames. Many of the fishermen's boats were capsized by the wave which followed in the wake of the boat. The boat attains a speed of twenty-eight knots an hour, and the inventor claims he will make it go thirty-five, knots an hour. He can get up steam in three min utes, and his idea is to have the Entrlish Government adopt It for use as a torpedo-boat. Apropos of Charles Coghlan's ap parently bigamous marriage with a younif woman named Kuehne lieve ridge, the mother of the .atter re marks: "It was a meeting of two artistic hearts something that oc curs only once in a thousand yea's." It would be cheering if this con servative estimate of the infrequency of such stf ge marriages could be ac cepted as correct Cnhapnily they are only too common, as the vulgar records of the divorce courts which are called upon to set free the "two artistic hearts" will demonstrate. Jacksonville Florida, now one of the most important hotel and rail road centres in the South, has appro priated one million dollars, to be raised by bonds of the city, to be spent in public improvements. Two hundred thousand dollars is to be used In paying off sorn ? old 1 onds, and the rest applied to a water sup ply, sewer extension, the river banks, pavement, electric-light pla it, city building and market, and pavements. The real estate of Jacksonville is as Mi cd at fifteen million dollars, and the city owes nothing bat a bonded debt of two hundred thousand dol lar and a small floating liability. Trait la a claa of people not olbtrwtM objectionable to whom one to 4e ouwWaualiy kwiined to recon Mad tte rtttdr of toe Eofllab language. Tba language the? use verges on slang, but is mostly like the "White knigbt's pudding," an invention of Iheli own. which the weakly regard as humorous. Their term for the oceao is always "the luill-pond" or the --briny deep." They never step on laud, but on "terra firma." They 'ya.e at the starry flrnianieot" instead of looking at the sky. And thev meet their friends only upon "the BlaUo." They never ask you to dinner, but 1o grace the festal board." Their home is always their "vine and fig-tree," ana their children are only their "olive brancbes." Such cheap wit i far ruore tiresome than slang. The report recently current that Major Wilson and jarty were killed by King Lotiengula's forces is corrob orated by dispatches from Cap - Town. These are to the effect that Wilson and his entire party have U-en anni hilated ly the savag-s. This was aecompli-hed, however, only aster j bard fight In which Wi'sou's force ae iiuilie 1 itself with soldierly honor. The Matabcl-s greatly out numbered the wh t s. who, after a long and gal lant resistance, were unable to with stand the final charge of the nati es. Those who did not die ffghting were killed and robbed of clothing and ac coutermenti. Whether the fate of Wilson and his fol.owers will move Eng. and to inte est her-elf in the behalf of Cape C'-lony in h.s trouble with the Matabeles remaius to be seen. DiMMi with tjueen Victoria doe not seem to be an exhilarating func tion. A woman who has Men there describes the routine, which never varies. The visitor is conducted im mediately to her room. There she remains until a quarter of an hour before dinner, which is set for a quarter to nine. Punctually at that minute the (jueen enters, and the company proceeds to th Oak Boom. where dinner is served. There is no general conversation. If the t.ueen and her family siak together it s in undertones. Aster dinner the !,ueen addresses every guest brieflv and retires. A ycurig attache sent from a foreign court and thus enter tained g.ves a still more trio my view of the queen's hospitality in the Fall Mall Budget. l or three hours pic vious he was confined to his room, not daring to walk ihro igh the corridors. At the rendezvous tefore dinner no o :e spoke to him. At i, inner two guests conversed across his shoulders without noticing him. After dinner no one addressed him. The next morning, excting a special inter view, he was ushered into the pres ence of a p ivate secretary, and in a few words curtly dismissed. Twice over in the history of com paratively modern Spain have her uuerrilla soldiers saved her nat onal independence. Capt. Aria, who or ganized the band that went against the Birtians at .Meliila, is describe! as a very tall, dark man, an athlete of fierce asicct, "bearded like the pard,'' but gentle of manner and courteous of speech. 'What -ort of a fellow s your Captain?" asked a Spanish correspondent of one of the guerrilla soldiers, who had just re turned from the first sallies ugainst the Riftians. "Es hombre: He is a man!" was the emphatic answer. The men, many of whom were con victs who had received life sentences were ready to face any danger on the chance of securing their freedom. In the selection of recruits, the officer ga e the preference to those who had been convicted of crimes of violence. Tbey were armed with rifles and daggers, and before entering upon active duty were addressed by their commander, who, handling his re volver and d-irk, told them plainly that any one who disobeyed orders or turned his ba-jK on a foe would meet instaDt death at his hands. The "Black Watch," as they were called, proved an immediate succe-s, draw, ing the Moors, by clever tactics, un der the fire of the forts, which oid great execution. The people of Meliila were soon able, uoder the alert protection of tlie-e defenders, to rest in securily against the Kill), ans, who previously had made nightly raids up to the very walls of the city. The regiment was llnally disbanded, owing to the mutilation ot a cap tured spy by one of the convict sol diers, an act which led not only to the death sentence being carried out in the case of the gui.ty convict, but to the return to their chains of the whole guerrilla band. " Heine's IiiipreMsllile Wit. Heine's sense of humor did not leave him .until the last. A few days before his death. Hector Berlioz called on him just as a tiresome Ger man professor was leaving after wor rying him with bis uninteresting con versation, "lam afraid jou will find me very stupid, my dear fellow," he said: "the fa t Is 1 have fun been exchanging thoughts with Dr. .' ( n one occaa on, when the doctor waa examining bis cheat be asked him: "Can yon whittle?" He re plied: "Alaa! no not even tbe piece of M Scribe." CONSUMPTION. Meet rateable MuccMtioua offered by the StUrhIn Slate Hoard of Hralth. Consurujtioo is the most common and fatal d sease. In Michigan it causes more deaths than any other disease. Accord ng to the registra tion reports, the average annual number of deaths from consutn; t on in th s State for the nineteen years Ifutf-IHST, is j,(9-: but it i believed that not more than two-thirds of the deaths are reported, so that the nuruoer of deaths which actually oc cur in Michigan from consumption is probably over 2..1O0 per year. A large part of this mortality can and ought to le prevented. Consumption is now known to be a communicable di-eae. In wni -h, fre ijUtntly, the eoritatfium is carried from the dried spituui of a consump tive to the lung's of a susceptible per son, where it trrows and multiples and thus produces the disease. The germ which causes consumption is called the bacillus tuberculosis, and it is present in tne s;.uta (spittle) of consumptives These baeilla are from about one twenty-thousandth to about one ten-thou-andtn of an inch in length, and their breadth is atiout one-sixth of their length. Thee b.icilia have been thoroughly studied, and by Inoculation with them tbe dis ease has repeated y been caused in lower animals Interesting exri uients have been ma e in this con nection by Ir. 1 .eorge Cornet of the j Berlin Hyg enic Institute, with tbe 1 dust of ro mis inhabited by consump tives. Imst, collected from tho-e surfaces not likely to be contami nated directly by the spitting or coughing of the patient, was mixed with sterilized bou Hon and injected into the periton-al cavity of g.inca pigs. Forty days later the a iimals were killed, and a careful necropsy was made Twenty-one hospital wards, ,n wh ch there were consump tive patients were exam r:el in th s wav, and from the dust of fifteen of them, tuterculosis was -et up in the guinea pigs experimented upu. i'n ate houses where consumptives lived gave similar results: where pa tients bad been in the habit of ex pectorating on tbe lloor, the dut from the walls was certain to yield infect ous cultures, but where cloths or spittoons bal been used this was not the case. Th mode -t communication of this disease is mainly from the dried sputa from consumptives. The germs in 'he sputa are carried into the a.r by sweepings, and depo ted ujon wails or contents of rooms, o find their way to the lungs of persons. It is evident that the only certain preventive o: consumption is V) de stroy the sputum from the consump tive before it has aft opportunity to dry and scatter the seeds. It i-i for the consum; ttve's own safety to de stroy the sputa, tie-au es it reduces to a minimum the possibility of re infection. Any person who has an habitual cough, and raises sputa, should hav a microscopical exami nation of the sputa, to ascertain whether it contains the bacillus tu berculos s Without wa ting for such examination, in all such cases tbe sputa should be disinfected. No consumptive should expector ate 011 the floor. Cuspidors, in hotels and other public p aces and in rooms occupied by consumptives, should be partly filled with water. They should be washed twine each day in Willing water, and the cont nts should le disinfected with a solution of bichor ide of mercury. Tbe cuspidor m itht well contain constantly a disinfect ant, such as a per cent solution of carbolic ac d, 'Hie ounce of carlmlic acid dissolved in a pint and a half of water. The consumptive should carry pieces of cloth icach just larye enough to properly receive one spit urn) and paradlned paper envelopes or wrappers in which the cloth, as soon as once used, may he put and securely enclosed, and, w th its en velope, burned on the first opportun ity. All dejecta (bowel discharge and urine) of a consumptive person should be destroyed or disinfected; because it has lieen shown that the bacilli are to be found in the ur ue of per sons having tulr ular disease of the urinary organs, and in the feces of those having tubercular d sease of the lowels, and th y may be the f ices of those who swallow sputa contaio ng the bacilli, tba is. p is s.bly, of any consumptive. I'isintuct each discharge from the liowels by thoroughly mixing with it at least one ounce of chlorinated lime in pow der, orone quart of "Standard Solu tion No. 1 " ".standard Solution No. 1" is made by adding to each gallon of soft water four ounces ot chloilde of lime of the best quality, which should contain at least 2" per cent of. avail able chlorine. I se one quart of his solution for the disinfection of ea h discharge in cholera, typhoid fever, etc. Mix well and leave In vessel for at least one hour before throwing in to vault or closet" Through better systems of ventila tion, much may be done for lessening the micro-organisms inhaled with the dust of floors, carpets, etc, es pecially by having the foul -air exits at the floor levil, ro that the general motion of the foul air shall be down wards, and not upwards into the nostrils of the inmates of the room. This is especially important with reference to all public buildings, as, also, that they shall constantly have a liberal supply of fresh air Those who sweep and dust rooms which consumptives have occupied might well use respirators. Much may be done to lessen the liability to contract consumption by having the sanitary surround ngs as nearly per fect as lossible, and by keeping tbe lungs strong and healthy. Jt Is stated that "in no less than 60 per cent of all patients dying at I elle rue Hospital tbeie were old tubercu lar changes in tbe lungs, the disease having been recovered from." S m ilar observations have been made at the i hlladelphia Hospital, and at the Paris Morgue. Ir. Trudeau's ex periments prove that rabb ts inocu lated with the bacillus tu erculosis and kept iu a cellar like place, ou re stricted diet, died of the disease in oiucbgreiiter proport n than did sim ilar animals similarly inoculated but kept in the 0n air with an abund ance of fixn1. These facts empha size the inijXjrtance of pure food pure air, and healthful exercise. Lxoosure to cold should be avoided. Statistics of si --kuess and of deaths, collated with meteorological statu tics, seem to prove that the con suuiptive processes go on most act ively after times of low atmospheric temperature, ani least actively after times of high atmospheric tempera ture. This makes it important that consumptives, and persons suscept able to consumption, should especi I aiiy guara agaiusi me innaiauon or cold air. It enforces ttie import ance of having sucn ttersons spend tbe winter an i spring months in a climate wanner than that to which they have lieen aecustotuel The dusting of objects in th.: room, the cleansing of the floor, wails, or ccaling of the living or sleeping roiu of a person suiter na from 1 ulmon .rv consumpt on should lie deferred until alter the room and contents ha e been sub ected to the fumes of burning sulphur. The unwashed clothing of a con sumptive should not be mingled with the unwashed "lotting of another p r-on: care shoal I be taken that the handkerchiefs lie lioiied. and other articles liable to harbor the bacillus shall be d sinfecte i. and that no vi rus come, n contact with a cut or in jured hand. No one should sleep in the same room with a consumptive pitient: or in a ro mi which has Ik-cii occupied by u consumptive, unlc-s th" room has been previously subjected to tho fumes of burning sulphur. A room which has been occupied by a con sumptive peison may well iwith all its coiitentsi be thoroughly disin fected, first sulked ing it, for twenty four hours, to strong fumes of burn ing sulphur, and then it should for several hours be exfiosed lo currents of fresh air. Af er fumigation the wails may Ik? rubbed with bread crumbs, which should then be burned. booms to be disinfected by sul phurous fumes must lie vacate! For a room ten feet square at leist three txiunds of sulphur should be used: for larger rooms propo tionatelv in creased quantities, at ttie rate of three pou ds for each 1,000 cubic feet of air-space. Hang up and spread out as much as possible all blankets and other ar ticles to be disinfected: turn pockets in lothin inside out, and otherw ise facilitate the access of the su'pnur ous fumes to all infected places. Close the room tightly, plac the sulphur In iron pots or pans which will not leak, supported upon br cks over a sheet of zinc or over water in a tub or pan. so that in case melted sulphnr should leak out of the pot the floor may not be burned; set tbe sulphur on tire by hot coals or with the aid of a spoonful of alcohol lighted by a match; be careful not to breathe tbe fumes of the burning sulphur, and when certain the sul phur is burning well leave the room, close the door, and allow the room to be closed for twenty-four hours. The l.nw of tne .Jungle. St Niiholas contains a story by Rudyard Kipling, called "Mowgli's Brother "' ttie tale of a child a "man's club" who was rescued from a tiger by a wolf, and adopted into the wolf's family. It contains a number of c ever ideas about animal life in the jungle, one of which is th s: The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a rea son, forbids every beast to eat man except when he Is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting ground of his pack or tribe. The real rea-on fir this is that man-killing means, sooner or later, the arrival of white men on elephants with guns, and hundreds of brown men with gongs and rockets and torches. Then everybody in the jungle suffers. The reason the beasts give among them 'selves is that man is the weakestand most defenceless of ail living things, and It Is unsportsmanlike to touch him. They say, too and it is true that man-eaters become mangy an 1 lose their teeth. His Opinion. It takes some lawyers to know hew to achieve success whether or no, says the l)etrolt Free 1'ress , To such a one an acquaintance applied the other day. "I say, O'eorgc," he said; "I've got a ca-e I want to ask you about and see if you will und rtake it for me." ". tate it," responded the lawyer. The ac juaint ince did su Now what do you think of it?" he asked. "1 wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. " "lsthatyour professional opinion?" "That's just it." "All right, I'll drop It," and he started out. By the way," suggested the law yer, "you owe me i "Wnat for?" asked the , astonished visitor, slopping short. "My professional opinion in the case you have just suomittftd," was the unblushing answer, and the daed isitor paid It licfore he recovered hit wits. A ct it K.ss - Yo u a re a d i v,-3 1 a w yer, I u iderst-i'id. i ayi Vcs, madam; I hccu-e divwa w tout publicity. Actress In t ce, I'm In the wrong oillce. Good day, sir. llv doing good to othen you do goo 1 to yourself. ROBBED OF DISCOMFORT. Horn m Wealthy LuU-ra TourUt Arrang-ed tor m Leurthjr Orleolal Trip. j Mr. ani Mrs. N. A. Baldwin of New Haven; Ir. and Mrs. Morton (irioneli of New York, and Mrs. Baldwin's maid, have left Washing ton ou a jourm-v which will occupy )s3 days. Mr. Baldwin is a wealthy private citien of New Haven, and is a world traveler of long experience, his win' ers lielng devoted Lo exploring its nocks and comers wherever tin beautiful and the novel may be found. This year I e d'Cid' d to visit Japan, China, and (Area, lingering" in California long enough to en,oy Its winter climate. What makes Mr, Baldwin's trio remarkable, says tiie Wasniogton 1'ost, is the fact that le fore he left New Haven the entire itineracy had lieen arranged, and be knew to a minute when the train which carries his private I'ullman car wouid arrive at and leave every place visited in America, both going and returning, as well as the sched ule of the boats and other modes of tra isporiation which would lake him acro-s t he l'acitlc and lie at his dis posal on the other side Not only is he e iUipied with a printed schedule containing this information, but he also has a packet of railroad and s team boat tickets covering theentire journey ol the party. Mr. Baldwin had all this arra ged for him by an otiicial of the New York Central 111 New York, and gave him a checK cov ering the entire expense of transpor tation in accordance with the pro gram Mr, Boaeh arranged. The party left Washington for New Orleans, going over -he Miuthern Pacific to (. alilornia. Some time will tie spent in alifornia, and (he I'ullman will then take a northern route, reaching Vancouver, British Columbia. March i On March " Mr. Baldwin will sail on the steamer Em press of China for Yokohoma. arriv ing there March in. The points of int r st in Japan and China will lie visited and the curiosities of Corea Investigated. Beturning, tin- trav elers will embark at Yokohoma June I, on the F.mpre-s of Japan, reach ng Vancouver June 1 1 Here a private Wagner car will be awaiting them and the Canadian BaciMc Koad will be taken Ihick easiw.ird. Tbe parly wili branch o:Tand visit Chicago and arrive home at New Haven on the afternoon of June 11, I'-'.ti. in con versation Mr. Ba.dwln said he would not know a simple (iiscoiuiort of traveling. "Ue have an excellent cook on the car and the servant is one of tbe tiest in ttie i'ulltnau serv ice. We will lie just as comfortable as we an at home, and if we desire to stay longer at some place than tfie schedule calls for, all 1 will have to do will be to telegraph Mr i.'oa h and be will arrange things satisfac torily. Every detail of our trip has been arranged, cur staterooms on the steamers have been engaged, and we will not have a single one of the annoyan es to which those who make long journeys are usuaily subjected. Yes, tney are certainly getting travel down to a science in these advanced days." The IiiicIo'm Di-hxllt. It does not lie in the mouth of out. newspaper to criticise another for changes of policy, orof characteristics which had made it distinctive. Put a journal may become so important in Its relation to a community or to the country that an altered course calls for comment and besides the case is cited as an illustration. Harper's Weekly, 'a journal 'f civilisation." formerly justified its sub-title, its new columns were not behind the editorial (iej artment in dignity, and of the high character of this paper's editorial discussion In Mr. Curtis' day nothing need be said. His career as an editor is a p rt of tho history of American journalism. For some time before the death of Mr. Curtis the i cws and liter, iry features of the weekly showed signs of deterioration. A venturesome young man was made the executive editor of the paper, and before long he had caused radical changes. Mr. Curtis' editorial was not disturied, but his conti ibutions remained aione and singular of the features of the old Harper's. The new editor placed great stress upon the doings of college boys, and a de partment established for the discus sion of the merits of rootball teams and of "crack" amateur pitchers. The literary quality of the paper fell off sudly. Its short fiction is not what it used to lie, much of the verse printed is bv a writer who en deavors to hit off incidents of the ryme Mac line-made poetry attains something akin to grandeur in his performances. Some one writes each week a conservative ed.torial on a jHilitical or economic topic, and this is followed by other editorial that is only trivial or silly, bringing down the level of the whole. Of all this we say it is melancholy, pitiful, and shameful Chat a vaua'-Ie Journal should thus abdicate its place, on coming a picture paper for the amuse ment of young men of fraternity chapter houses ard college clubs. It Is too bad that a 'viurnal of civiliz ation" should so degenerate. In diatiajiolis New A Mure Winner. "Eureka!" shouted the young in ventor. "I have got it at last" .ot what?" asked his friend. ' The Invention of the age: a foun ta n t en that will not write at all." "What in the namo of common sense " "It's the certainty of the thing that will make it a success. Most of these fountain pens are so uncertain liable to write, or not write, as the mood takes them. As this one will not write al all the owner will know right where he Is at, sec?" Indlanap. ohi Journal. A woman can die for her friend as well a tbe bravest Itoman knight FLOATING VEGETABLE MATTE. mrr Method ol Iltrt bollux Baaak 1 hrouca the WerM. In some parts of the world, nota bly in the Malay Archipellgo, Tart qua lities of vegetable matter are always floating atiout on the aem, says the Washington Mar. On tbe Molucca Islands the trees seem to dispute with the waves ol the ocean for the possession of the soil. Not only are their roots and often por tion,, of their trunks immeised in water, but their branching crowna incline in the same direction and are bathed ly the tides. Thus the numerous currents of the Molucca Sc;i arc charged with seaweeds, inte mixed with llowers, fruits, cocoa nuts, nuts or other palms and e,en whole trees Tbe amount of driftwood thrown upon all shores is enormous. Fsk mo alonrf the ArctiJ coast of Alaska dejiend upon it wholly fy wood supply. Natives of the coral islands of the l'aciflc get all their stones for tools irom the roots of drifted trees, in whi h the stones were found imbedded. The carrying of seeds by ocean cur rents is one of nature's most interest ing methods of distributing plants through the world. Iiaiwin, who devot. d much attention to incstl gatlng the matter, proved that many kinds of s cds will ls.-ar immersion in wat r for lo 1 days, or even more, and si ill retain their vitality, so that when thrown ashore they are ready to sprout. Not a few species, which will sink when green, float if they have chanced to dry in-fore falling into the stream which carries them to the ocean. l or the very purpose of accomplishing this distribution by water, nature has made the husks of many seeds practically water proof. Among the familiar objects picked up on tin; ocean beach are the so called sea-lieans. It Is popularly suj ixised that the plants which beat these beans grow In the water. The ! lieans a e found in enormous quanti fies oti the Florida shore and in dl i rninlshing numbers northward along the Atlantic Coast. They are the seeds of various poi-bearirig vines climbing plants plentiful along the 1 shores of the Canbliean Sea, Each ' pod. resembling an exaggerated pea i pod, contains a number of seeds. The latter, falling when ripe into j the wafer, are carried bv the gulj 1 stream around the south end ol j Florida and up the Atlantic (oast. 1 There are thr e iiiisiriant varieties, one redd sh and flat, another more round and gray, and the third much I bigger and of a mahogany color, j From u Tramp's I'liliit of I lew. I A young man who disguised him i self as a tramp, and coii-orted w fb ; tramps for several months, tells in : the ( entiiry some interesting facu ! concerning them. Although Boston i Is tbe beggar's metropolis. New i'.ng ! land as a whole is oor begging terri tory for these vagaUmds. 'lliey o'o i jeel tii Its District Jail system. Io I many of these jails the order and dis ; cipllne are superb, and work I re quired of the prisoners and work Is the last thing a real tramp means to undertake. Very gratifying re. suits may be anti ipated from th if system, lor anything wh ch brings the roving beggar into contact with sobriety and labor Is bound to have a beneficial effect. I must admit, howe'-cr, that it will bo difllcult evei lo banish the entire tramp tribe, for some of them are exceedingly clever, arid when decently clad can play the role of almost any member of so iety. For instance, 1 tramped througrH on nect cut and Ilhode Island once with a "fawny man" (a peddler of bogus jewelry.) Both of us were respecta bly dressed, and according to m companion's suggestion we po-ed a strolling students, and always oifercd to pay for our meals and lodging, but the offer was never accepted. The farmers considered themselves re paid by the Interesting accounts ol our travels and talks on pol.tics, etc. My friend was very sharp aid keen, and carried on a sue essful trade in spurious lewelry with some of the loollsh country buys when he was not discussing the probabilities of , the presidential election. I am sure i that 1 could travel through New i England lo day, If respectably clad, ' and I gratu touslv entertain d I wherever 1 should go; and simply be. : cause the credulity of the charitable ; is so favorab'e to "traveling gentle- men." j A New Locomotive. The new plan for railroads brought forward in France ts the subject oi , much comment. The system alms to ; combine the features of greatest value Id electric and steam motors io railway Hues a system which, as claimed In tbe account given, can lie adopted anywhere without change of track or rolling stock. The electric current Is to drive the wheels, but is not to be conveyed from stationary machines along the line, and is gen i crated 011 the train, tho locomotive i being simply a traveling electric plant A steam engine at the rear of the locomotive works the generating dy. namo, this furnishing current to a small motor pla ed on each axle o( ; the cars. The absurdity of convert ing the uteaui Into electricity before using the power la said to be only ap I parent; and the double lo-s in tbu I using the energy of the fuel la more thanoilset by the gain in applying rotary power direct to the axles, avoiding slipping of the rails, and making unnecessary the conducting rods, cranks ana wheels, whose jar and friction absorb a great part ot the motive force. The new locomo tive is said to give exact regulation of power und an increase speed per hour, of fifty-two to sixty -two miles, without change of roadbed. Fa nit la. for women, only aiplendld mourning for bappineee.