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RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
Tho High School nt Los Angolcs,
Cal., is reached by Homothing ovor 100
atops loading up a fltcop bank.
Tho I'rospoot Streot Congregational
Church linn had but throo pusiora iu 100
yours. Its third in that period, Hov. J.
II. Hush, resigned rccontly. Detroit
The Hov. Hrooko Tloroford, of Chi
cago, who has accepted a call to Uos
ton, was born in England in 1880. Ho
canio to tljiH country in 1875, at tho in
vitation of tins Hov. Hobort Collyor.
Tho Jewish pontile of New York
have docided to establish frco schools in
that citv. where tho rudimentary prin
ciples of Hebrew history, literature and
bo taught. New JIavcn
Minister Lowell is quoted by his
biographor, Mr. Underwood, as say
ing: "If a man doos anything good,
tho world always finds it out sooner or
later; and if ho doesn't, why, tho world
finds Unit out, too and ought."
In Glasgow, Scotland, Moody and
Sankoy aro i;alherinr enormous con
gregations, sometimes estimated as high
ns id.uuu. xxeany an uio moeiinH aro
crowded an hour before it is tiino to
bogin tiio service Chicago Journal.
Tho Homan Catliolio children of
Cincinnati, to tho number of 8,000, have
been removed from tho public schools,
mul will henceforth roccivo thoir educa
tion in parochial schools supervised by
tho ecclesiastical authorities. Detroit
In Mr. Spurgoon's church in Lon
don the rogulur hcarors absent thorn
nolvos ono Sunday evening every three
months, and tho house is given up to
strangers. Hut in many parishes in
this country tho samo thina is dono
ivory Sunday evening. N. 1. Post.
Dr. Kennion, a slroet prcaohor In
Now York, who lias just entered upon
tiio seventh year of his work, makes a
pnietico of distributing broad and coll'eo
unci soup at the conclusion of each serv
ice. His treat is always keonly relished,
and adds to tho elllcaoy of his work.
N. Y. Herald
Hemark by Hov. Dr. Hartzoll, who
is on a Southern tour, on boing told that
tho Methodist Church Soutli was tho
original Methodist Episcopal Church:
" I belong to tho Methodist Episcopal
Church ol God, and if you want to call
yours tho Methodist Episcopal Church
South of God, I have uo objections."
Tho Soutli Carolina Mothodist Con
ference is making arrangements to es
tablish a religious summer rosort near
Hondorson, NT C. Tho desire is to mako
it as much like Chautauqua as possiblo
in its literary and educational features,
and to present such attractions as will
mako it tho popular placo of pilgrimage
not only for Methodists, but for all oth
er good people. N. O. Picayune.
Dr. Jewell, an nuthority on norvous
diseases, protests against confining' chil
dren between tho agos of eight and
twelvo rigidly to tho school-room. Thoy
should be examined from timo to tinio
by a eiuiipctont physician for tho pur
pose of ascertaining how much brain
work at school thoy can sustain without
injury. Hut until somothing is dono to
relievo the high pressuro in tho schools,
thoro is littlo use in protesting.
Dentil Attends a Delusion.
Miolmol Kane, a saloon-keopor at
Twentieth and Cutlibert Streets, who
began to ravo deliriously on Saturday
last about tho bites that his Scotch ter
rior had indicted on his cheek and lingor
OTor three weeks ago, was taken to St.
Joseph's Hospital on Tuosda morning.
Dr. Watson, of No. 201 North Twentieth
street, had decided that it was a case of
mnnia a potu, resulting from an abrupt
cessation of drinkinc. and acrirravated
by tho thought that .hydrophobia would '
soon onsuo. Tiio belief took comnloto '
possession oi lutuo's minci. and no por
suasion or treatment could cradicato it.
For live days ho had rofused to drink
any kind ot liquid, and it was only by a
subterfugo that lie was induced to drink
some milk, and then when whisky was
suggested to him ho swallowed a good,
Btitl dram eagerly, insisting that it bo
"neat." Ho continually talked of tho
dog and hydrophobia, and ids visiting
acquaintances also persistently talked
to him about tho malady, which only
increased his uneasiness. At times ho
raved and was frequently violent, yet
was conscious, and on ovory subject o.
copt tho dog was rational. Still thoro
woro no symptoms of hydrophobia, nor
anything liko tlicm. His dread of
wator was only a phantom, us was
proven when ho was induced on Mon
day morning to drink some. When tho
cup was handed to him ho called to his
attendants: "Look out now for mo
thon I jump!" Tho wator slipped
down his throat oasily and ho waited
for tho expected convulsions and
"jump." Ho didn't jump, butsat quiet
ly down on tho sido of ids bed and bo
can to talk. When ho was taken to St.
Joseph's Hospital ho was violent and
noisy. Tho resident physician, Dr.
Cruico, took him in hand and gav
much tho samo treatment that ho had
roooivod undor Dr. Watson, both physi
cians agreeing in thoir diagnosis of tho
caso. Kano grow so troublesome that
tho authorities of tho hospital rofusod
to keep him thoro, and yesterday thoy
fient him homo, under the euro of his
Vyifo, in a hack. At four o'clock ho
died from exhaustion or failuro of tho
heart, tho result, it is said, of mania n
, Kano was about thirty-fivo yoars old,
exceedingly vigorous and aotivo, and
froo from every malady except tho
briof mental disturbance that prostrated
him. Ho served fourteen years In tho
wavy. Philadelphia Times.
Itcmlnlsconco of Washington.
You say," I renlarkod to tho old
negro who drovo tho hack, "that you
were (lonoral Washington's body serv
ant?" 11 Hat's no! Dat's ios so, mo38a. I
dono waited on Washington sonco ho
was so high no biggor'n a small chilo."
" You know tho story, tlion, about tho
cherry treo and tho hatchet?"
"Know it? Why I was dar on do
spot. I seen Mossa (Jawgo climb do
treo after do cherries, and I seen him
fling do hatchet at do boys who was
Htonin' him. I dono chose detn boys oil
do place myself."
" Do von remember his appearance as
a man?" What ho looked llkoP"
" Yes, indeedy. Ho was a kinder
short, chunky man; sorter fat and
hearty iookin'. Ho had chin whiskers
and mustache and spectacles. Mos'
generally ho wore a high hat; but I seed
him in a fur cap wid car warmers!"
"You wore not with him of course,
when lie crossed the Delaware when
lie went across tiio Delawaro HivorP"
"Wid him? Yes, sir; I was right dar.
I was not nioro'n two foot oll'n'n him as
ho druv across do bridco in his bucrijy!
)a8 l fno
I walked 'lontr side do off
hind wheel of dat buggy all do way."
"You saw him, then, when ho fought
tho Hritish at Trenton P"
" Siio's your'o born I did! I hold
Mossa Gawgo's coat an' hat while ho
fought do llritish at dat wery nlaco
Mossa Gawge clinched him, and den
(ley rassled and rassled, and at first ho
frow Mossa Gawgo, and den Mossa
Gawge Hung him, and set on him, and
clone hammered him till lie cried 'null'!
Mossa Gawgo won dat light. I seed him
wid mo own eyes! An' I como homo wid
him iu do kyars! "
"You weren't with him, though,
when ho shut tho applo oh" tho bov's
" Who wa'n't wid him? Iwa'n't? I
was do only pusson dnr 'eeptin' ono
whilo man. I loaded Mossa Gawgo's
revolver an' Imn'cd it to him, an'
nicked up do apple an' et it soon ns ho
Knocked it oil". Nobody can't tell dish
vcr olo niggah
mi (I'm 'bout dat eireum-
" You know all tho General's rela
tions, too, I suppose? Martin Luther
and Potor tho Hermit and tho rest?" '
" Knowed urn all. Many and many's
do timo I done waited on de tablo when
Mossa Gawgo had urn to dinner. I re
member dem twogeininon jes's well's if
I'd scon 'urn ycsierday. Yes, sah; an' '
I druv urn out often!"
"1'vo frequently seen pictures of1
Washington in which ho is represented ,
sitting upon a wliito horse. Did ho really ,
ride a white horse, or don't you recall
tho color of his horsoP"
"Why, bress your soul; 'call do color .
ob do boss 'call de color oh it? Do you
see dish yer nigh boss dat I'm a drivin'
now, right? Well, dat's do worry boss '
Mossa Gawgo used to ride. Holef it
to mo in his will."
Just then wo reached the station, and
I dismounted from tho hack and paid
Washington's body servant for his serv
ices. No doubt a longer conversation
with him would have rovealcd other new
and startling facts relating to tho Fathor
of his Country. Max Adder, in Phila
Intemperance Anions New York Women
It is shocking but true, that intompor
anco among women of tho bottor classes
is becoming moro and moro common.
Of almost innumerable casos that could
bo related of instances where women of
good families, good education and re
puted virtuo, belonging to this city,
have become common drunkards, and
disgraced by this vilo habit, tho writer
will relato but ono that has recently
como to hor knowlodgo, and will vouch
for its truth in ovory particular. A
woman is to-day living in comploto ob
scurity noro, ami alone, who, tivo years
ago, was tho wifo of a retired merchant
tho mistress of a handsomo homo with-
in twenty-live miles from tho city, whoro
sho, with hor husband and ono child, a
son, resided in tho summer, and in tho
winter lived cither in somo fino liotol or
went abroad that has been completely
ruined by hor continued habits of in- I
tomporance. She 1ms beon in tho tivo
years several times taken drunk to tho
station-houses, has been sent to tho
prison on Ward's Island and thorough- I
ly disgraced. Sho was a very attractive ',
woman, aud for years hor husband en
dured hor insane conduct caused by
liquor. Ho was proud, and triod to I
hide bis sluimo from tho world, but
aftor several brutal personal attacks
upon himself and his aged fathor, ho
was divorced from hor. Then relatives
on botii sides interfered, tho wifo was
tomporato, soomingly reformed, ami ho
remarried hor, as ho still, in spito of
everything, loved tho mother of his
boy. For a whilo this porson (sho was
called a lady) was docont in hor be
havior, vsteomed hor many privileges
and enjoyed hor wealth; but tho old
appotito returned with ronowod vigor,
: and sho became moro degraded than
ovor. Tho husband has again boon di
vorced from her, but gives hor enough
to live on, if sho would so spond it. Ho
is still in middlo life, but broken in
health and wrecked in happiness. Ev-
cry day lie dreads to soo his former
wife's uauio in tho polico roports;
I droads hearing of somo horrid tiling
sho may havo dono. Ho wandors aim
lossly through tho world, with ono hold
on life his lovo for ids son, idolizing
him, but fearing Ids inheritance of tho
ovll passion which lias wrecked tho two
lives of this triw story and how many
thousands of othors. Somo peoplo con
tend that it is no worse for a woman to
bo intemperate than for a man to bo so.
'1 hoy cannot really moan it, howovor,
as womon of good character hold society
togothor. New York Cor, Syracuse
(N. Y.J Journal,
Niagara In Harness.
Ynnkoo- ingenuity and practicality
havo not beon slow in acting upon tho
suggestions which have been thrown
out so frequently of lato by tho English
savants as to tho capabilities of Niagara
Falls in producing electrical power.
Thoy havo computed tho forco of tho
falls and announced tho prodigious re
sults in illuminating and heating, as
well as a motor, which might bo accom
plished by thorn if thoy wore only util
ized, and now conies an enterprising
American, backed by sudlciont capital,
determined to sco if tho cataract will
perform what tho savants say it will.
Tho preliminary stop has been tho
fmrehaso of tho twelve acres known as
'rasped Park, adjacent to tho falls,
which substantially gives tho purchaser
tho control of tho water power of tho
entire American Falls, estimated at
J,000,000 horso-power, or ton times tho
amount of steam horso-power in Chica
go and all tho rest of Cook County a
lorco equal to that of 12,000,000 men.
Tho control of this prodigious power
having beon obtained, it is proposed to
erect lmmoiiso buildings and ponderous
machinery upon the brink of tho falls,
whoro tho wator can bo easily readied,
" to bo returned after use." After gen
erating the electricity by tills unlimited
hydraulic forco, it is to bo conducted
through proporly insulated cases to sixty
fivo prominent American cities and
towns for illuminating purposes, and is
also to bo used for operating machinery
and ultimately for heating purposes.
Altogothor thoro will bo 10,000 miles of
copper cables with machinery to corroj
Tho project nt tho first glanco is suf
ficent to tako away one's breath, but it
is certain that any project proposing to
handle Niagara Falls must bo on tho
samo scale as tho cataract itself. Niag
ara is not a forco to drivo a petty mul
or run a small grist. Its prodigious I
forco must bo handled in a Titanic way
or else let alone. Ho would bo a rash
man who should hasten to predict that I
this colossal scheme, which looks so '
woll on paper, is going to succeed, or that
Niagara is going to allow itself to bo !
harnessed to dynamo machines without
a most determined resistance, or that J
numerous unforscon obstacles will not ;
turn up that will provo insurmountable '
and convince puny man that Naturo lias
somo agencies liko mountains, oceans, I
cyclones and cataracts whigli she will not ,
allow to bo utilized for material pur- !
poses, and against which she may protest !
in somo reckless way that will send tho '
whole project to overlastiug smash. Tho
most that can bo dono now is to an
nounce that an edbrt is to bo made to
compel this vast 100 foot fall of
water, which has been running
wild so long and benefiting no
one, except tho falls hackmon, who
havo mainly retired on fortunes aftor
their connivance with tho cataract, to
do something for a living and to bo of
some use iu the world. If overy brawl
ing little mill-stream in tho country has
to he of some service there is no reason
why this overgrown and monstrous
precipitation of water should not also
contribute to the wants of men if it
can lie done. If skill, courage, enter
prise and money aro of any avail, it
may not bo long boforo tho world will
behold Niagara no longer plunging over
its brink merely for tho profit of hack-
men and tho plcasuro of sentimental
sight-soers and poets, but working with
its huge power lor tho comfort of people, j
It was not long ago that an English
writer sneoringly declared that a Yankee ,
could not look at Niagara Falls without
calculating its capacity a3 a water- !
power. Tho writer probably never '
dreamed that a Yankee, not content
with tho mere calculation, would actual-
jy attempt to put it in operation. Chi
Sliino 'Em for a Cent.
A ragged boot-black with a gloomy
faco stood at tho foot of tho stops of tho
Park Placo Station of tho elovatcd road
lato last evening.
" Shino yer boots?" ho saiiU Shine
'm for a cent."
" Why do you ask only a cent?"
"Because I'm hunjrry."
Ho got a quarter for shining that pair i
"Oh, ho caught you, did ho?" said
tho gateman, when tho boot-black's cus- j
tomor had gone up-stairs and bought Ids j
ticket. "He's been workin' that racket
somo time." I
Tho boot-black's customer looked ovor
tho railing. The boot-black was waiting
for anothor tender-hearted man. Bos'
Jewels of tho Future.
Ono of tho applications of electricity
which has not as yet attracted general
attention is tho magnificent effect which
it can produco when employed as a
means of porsonal decoration. A nock
lace or a bracelet of diamonds of tho
first water could not comparo for brill
iancy with tho effect' of a string of crys
tals, each containing a tiny filament of
carbon heated to incandosconco by an
electric current supplied from a small
Fmiro battery, which might easily bo
concealed on tho porson. At tho Crys
tal Palace thoro is a diminutive breast
pin which can bo illuminated by a two
inch Fauro battery carried in tho pocket
of tho wearer. Pall Mall Gazette.
Dr. M. Lowon, of Paris, has boon
experimenting with eofl'eo ami sugar to
dotormino thoir efi'oct upon digestion.
Ho concludes that cofibo impairs and
sugar favors digestion. Thoroforo il
you must drink cofibo, sweoton it libor
ally. Health Monthli.
To remove snots from furniture,
tako four ounces of vinegar, two ounces
i OI sweet oil, ono ounce of turpentine
Mix and apply with a lhumol cloth. N.
I K tribune.
Tho Man nnd tho Fish.
About this timo of tho year, when you
cannot find tho American citizen in his
office, look for him at tho butt ond of a
fishing polo, if he is a donizen of tho
mighty West, or at tho reol of a trout
rod, if so bo that he Hvoth in tho bar
baric orient; for thoro aro no fishing
polos cast of Ohio.
Man, born of woman, is of fow days,
and prono to fish as tho sparks to ily
upward. Whether in tho long-logced
bootfl ho wadoth nlong tho rocky and
tortuous courso of tho broken trout
stream, or placidly perched on a gum
log, lie patiently bobs for "cat" in tho
sluggisli and yellow creek of tho low
countries, ho must fish. And in either
case tho result is about tho samo; mora
lies than fish.
Patient is tho man who fishes, long
sufi'cring, addicted to malaria, lonely in
his habits, ho smollcth of tho swamps;
tho odor of tho alders cling to his rai
ment nnd the truth is not in him. Tho
patience of his lifo is its great charm.
Tho sun that beats upon his murmuring
head at noontide moves him not; tho
long afternoon only makes him sleepy;
tho threatening bank of clouds in tho
distant west has no terrors for him; tho
breath of tho passing cyclone could not
movo him it it should happen to striko
him just as ho felt a bito. He is patient
beyond all appreciation. From early
morn till dewy ovo ho fishes for some
thing that he cannot see, and if ever ho
gives way to tho slightest expression of
impatience it is when tho shadows of
night fall upon him and compel him to
return home and leave tho brook or
pond or creek "just when thoy begin
Ho knows tho habits and tho haunts
of fish. Ho is a connoisseur in nibbles
and a judgo of bites. Ho knows thero
are rock bass closo under tho dam and
sun fish among the tangled roots of tho
fallen cottonwood that lies, bleached
and naked, liko a dead giant, looking as j
liimurli it. Iinil givnm ndwirn .mil tliim
died before it could pull its roots out of
tho wator. In tho quiet pools undor
tho high bank there aro big suckers,
and in tho middle of tho creek ho can
fish on tho bottom for bull-pout. And
thero aro "punkin' seeds" and "gogglo
oyes" in the dark holes just below tho
shallows, and thero is a tradition about
a "croppy," livo inches long, that was
caught down near tho stono quarry; for
the fish of tho Western waters are not
measured by weight, as tho liars of tho
Middlo and Now England States exag
gerate their tiny trout, but by inches and
feet, oven as tho sea serpent of tho Jer
Moreover, tho man who fishes knows
how to allure tho wily inhabitants of tho
deep. Ho spitteth upon his bait andre
fraineth from accustomed profanity. Ho
knoweth that tho "snake feeders cir
cle in many colored lines above the placo
whoro abide the most fish. Ho knoweth
that you cannot drown a "skcetor" or
water spider, and that it is in vain that
any man trietli to splash wator on tho
back of tho gregarious "stink bug."
When the woiins are all used up, or by
some heart-breaking mischance spilled
into tho creok, ho baitetli with tho mus
sel which passeth under tho alias of
clam, or ho ensnareth, with many out
spread fingers, much grass and few
grasshoppers; or the after logs of tho
active frog supply him with tho needful
But ho never catches any fish, not any
to speak of. He has nibbles unnum
bered, but not untold; ho has big bites
that thrills the blood of tho man to
whom ho describes them; lie pulls two
or three splendid follows "clear out of
the water," ho sees a dozen or more
jump up in tho middlo of tho creek, ho
could have caught two dozen if he could
have got ovor to tho other sido of tho
creek, and fifty if ho had had a boat.
But for tho wind being in tho south, ho
would havo eaten fish for tho ensuing
weok, ; tho sun was too hot or tho day
was dark, or something or other. With
a scoro of possibilities, and with num
berless narrow escapes, ho catches no
But somehow, whilo ho comes homo
Ashless, ho smells liko a fisli market.
Ho has fallon into tho creek twieo or
thrico, and has caught frogs or carried
clams, and comes homo wet to tho neck,
with weariness in his frame, aches in
his joints, a smoll of fish all about him,
and not a fish near him. And thus
year aftor year ho fishes, ond considers
that ho has had a holiday. Ho enjoys
it, and it requiros only a very few fish
to satisfy his wild ambitions. If ho
can't fish ho can lie, and tho most suc
cessful fishor can tell no larger stories
than tho greatest failuro. Burdcttc, in
Tho Other Horn.
" Mister," began a small boy, as ho
entered a Woodward avenuo grocory
yestorday, " ma bought somo mackerel
hero last night."
"No, I didn't! I haven't had a
quarter with a hole in it for a month!"
" But ma says you gavo her a "
"Don't boliovo it don't boliovo it! I
remombor, now; I gavo hor a half-dollar,
a quartor and a nickel."
" Ma says you gave hor a gold-pieco
for a penny, and hero it is."
" Good gracious alivo! but so I did
so I did! I romembor now that I gavo
her a dollar bill and a lot of small
chaneo. Bub. what's your name, and
do you think you can cat tlirco sticks of
lemon candy P Ah! it does mo good to
find honesty and roward it!" Detroit
Tho resignation of Prof. Sanborn,
who has occupied a chair in Dartmouth
College for nearly half a contury, was
accepted recently by tho Trustees of that
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