Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, July 23, 1874, Image 1

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    THE HERALD.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
On Main Street, between 4th and 5th,
Second Story.
OFFICIAL PAPKIl OF CASS COUNTY.
Terms, in Advance:
One copy, one year $2.00
One copy, fix mouths J .00
On copy, three mouths 50
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EMATLIJ).
A. J. MACMUEPHY, Editor.
" PERSEVERANCE CONQUERS
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VOLUME X.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 2:5, 1874,
NUMBER 17.
THE HERALD.
ADVKUTISIXO HATES.
fTACK.
HENRY BGECK,
vr.xi.r.n in
Inxiiitui.xe5
SAFES, CHAIRS,
Lounges, Tables, Bedsteads,
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
Wootlon CofliiiH
Of all sizes, ready-made, and mid cheap for cah.
With many tbankn for pnst patronage, I invite
all to call and examine my
LAKCK STOCK OK
Jui-ni t iii-o niifl Oof li list.
MEDICINES
J. H. BUTTERY'S,
On Main Street, bet. Fifth and Sixth.
Wholesale ai.J Ketail Dealer In
Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Varnishes. Patent Medicines,
Toilet Articles, etc., etc.
JrPKKSCKIITIOXS carefully compounded at
all hour, day and night. 35-ly
J. W- SHANNON'S
Feed, Sale and Livery
Main Street, Plattsmouth, Neb.
I am prepared to accommodate the public with
Carriages, Buggies, Wagons,
AND
A No. I Hearse,
On Short Notice and Reasonable Terms.
A 1 I A C K
Will Run to the Steamboat Land
ing. Depot, and all parts of
the City, -when Desired.
jnni-tr
First National Bank
Of Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
SUCCESSOR TO
Toodt, Jltiiiiui S OIjii-Iv.
John Kitzi;krai.i
K. (J. Piivkv
.loilV U I'LAKK
T. W. Evans
President,
. . . . Vice-President.
Cashier.
. .Assistant Cashier.
This l?ank i now open for husiness at their new
room, eiinier Main and Sixth ptreet, and are pre
pared to transact a general
" BANKING BUSINESS,
Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Government
and Local Securities
ISOVGIIT AND SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest Al
lowed on Time Certificates.
DRAFTS DRAWN,
Available in any part of the United States and in
all the Principal Towns and Cities of Europe.
ACENTS FOR THE
CELEBRATED
INMAN LINE aid ALLAH LINE
Persons wishing to bring ont their friends from
Europe can
rcnrnAs tickets nsoM rs
Tlii'oiifjli to lIat tKinoiitli.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
.T. C. BOONE,
Main Street, opposite Brooks House.
HAIR-CUTTING,
Shaving and Shampooing.
ESPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
cittinc; ciiieirevs hair
Call and See Boone, Gents,
And get a boon In a
O Ij 33 J. 3NT SHAVE.
n41-ly
OO TO THE
Tost Office Book Store,
H. J. STEZIGHT, Proprietor,
FOR TOUR
Books, Stationery, Pictures, Music,
TOYS, CONFECTIONERY,
Violin Strings,
Newspapers, Novels,
Song Books, etc., etc.
POST OFFICE BCILDIXi,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.
EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condense from Telegrams of Aceompanjin; Sates.
Monday, July 13. The Vigtro has been
suspended in consequence of an article incit
ing hostility to the French Assembly. ...The
Governor of New York lias railed upon Mayor
Havemcyer to answer the charges preferred
against liim The fire which lroke out at
HolMiken on the evening of the 10th was not
extinguished until seven o'clock on the even
in g of the lit li. Total loss $700,000 The
army of grasshoppers in Southwestern Minne
sota lias liccn reinforced by swarms from the
fhort-gras prairies of Northern Minnesota and
Northern Dakota. In the vicinity of Fort
Garry, Manitoba, every green thins: is de
stroyed ... .The roof of Hovey Block, inC'leve
hmd, Ohio, fell in during a heavy rain-storm
on the afternoon of the Pith, killing one man
and seriously injuring two others....
The 12th "was celebrated by the
New York Orangemen without dis
turbance.... The New York bank statement
of the 11th shows a pain of r,,r,MH) in
specie, '2,ooo,000 in deposit and a decrease of
$-J,iNX),niO in greenbacks The business por
tion of Strcator, 111., was burned on the morn
ing of the Pith.... The rcjiorted intended res
ignation of Vice-President Wilson is authori
tatively denied by the Washington Star....
Gen. W. S. Hillycr, formerly of Gen. Grant's
stair, died in Washington on the Pith.
Tuesday, May 14. A man named
Kullman attempted to assassinate Prince Bis.
marck at Kisscngen, Germany, on the loth.
The Prince was only slightly wounded, and
the would-be assassin was secured. ...The
Carlists, according to a London dispatch, are
endeavoring to secure favorable reports from
the newspapers by killing oil' the correspond
ents. Several had been shot as spies.. Religious
troubles have broken out in Venezuela in con
sequence of the Bishop of that country .refus
ing to obey the law establishing civil mar
riages ... .Theodore Tilton on the 13th ad
dressed a letter to the committee investigating
the charges preferred against Mr. Bcechcr,
stating that he should prepare "a full and
detailed statement of such facts as are
within my knowledge touching matters
which compromise the character of Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher". . . .On the afternoon
of the loth a paymaster's train on the Troy it
Grecntield Railroad was overturned at Shel
burne Falls, Mass., and precipitated down an
embankment nften feet high. Every person
on hoard was more or less injured.... A geiiu
ine case of Asiatic cholera is said to have
occurred at Louisville, Ky. .. .Gov. Caldwell,
of North Carolina, died on the Pith of cholera
morbus.. ..The young man who was shot re
cently by Representative Sloss, of Alabama,
is likely to recover, and now threatens to kill
that gentleman at sight. Sloss is said to be
preparing for another shooting match. ...On
the Pith two reservoirs in the town of Chester,
Mass., gave way and swept the valley below
clear of bridges, mills and dwellings. Owing
to timely warning no lives were lost. The
value of property destroyed was $:V0,0OO.
Wednesday, July 15. The Carlists have
attacked Cueiica, eighty-four miles southeast
of Madrid... -Bismarck was waited upon by a
large crowd of Germans, at Kissingen, on the
1 1th, to congratulate him upon his escape from
the ball of the assassin. Bismark appeared and
addressed the assembly. After expressing
his thanks for the demonstration he said
the attempt on his life was not directed
against his person, but against the
cause he represented. A priest named Hau
thaler had been arrested as an accomplice of
Kullman .... Monsignor de Mirode, the pri
vate chaplain of the Pope, died at Rome on
the 14th. The French Ministry were again
defeated in the Assembly on the 14th, on a
vote to increase the salt tax. The majority
against them was 10i. .. .The otlieial returns
of the vote in Arkansas on the call
for a Constitutional Convention foots
up as follows: For the convention, N,2-r,i';
nga'mst, 8,t7. Of the 111 delegates over 70
are Democrats and Conservatives. On the
14th a destructive tire broke out in Oshkosh,
Wis., which before it was extinguished
burned over territory two miles long and one
mile wide, causing a loss-estimated at from
$00,000 to .1,(XK,X)0. One-half of the
business portion of the city was de
stroyed and about one-quarter of the
residence portion. Among those killed was
W. P. Taylor, the City Treasurer An in
cendiary fire was started in the afternoon of
the 14th in a rag-picker's shop, in the rear of
5:27 South Clark street, Chicago, which before
midnight had burned over sixty acres of territo
ry, destroyed over 1,XM houses, and rendered
fi.OOO persons homeless. AstilTbreczc was blow
ing from the southwest, similar in intensity
to the wind that prevailed on the day of the
great fire in 1S71, and burning cinders were
carried a long distance, setting on tire numer
ous structures in advance of the point where
the lire originated and where it was sought to
be confined. The territory burned over lies
between Twelfth street on the south, Clark
street on the west, Van Buren street on the
north, and the lake on the east. Among the
more important buildings destroyed were
the Olivet Baptist Church; First Baptist
Church; Aclclphi Theater; Michigan Avenue,
Continental, St. James and Wood's Hotels;
the Inter-Oceanic buildings; German Evan
gelical Church; two Jewish synagogues; the
Postoflice; the offices of J-'i resit fc J-'rienil, AVw
f'utritatit and yorthretem Lumberman, the
Jones public school and business structures
too numerous to mention. Three steam tire-
engines were burned, and several persons were
killed. The total loss is variously estimated
at from 4,tXN,ntK) to .7,fXX,(XK The busi
ness portion of the town of Iowa Falls, Iowa,
was consumed on the afternoon of the 14th.
Forty-five buildings were burned, inflicting a
loss of SSOO.OOO.
Thursday, July 16. A Paris dispatch
of the 15th says the Committee of Thirty had
submitted its Constitutional bill for the con
sideration of the Assembly. Its provisions
pleased nobody, and it was thought its defeat
was certain According to a Madrid dis
patch of the 15th a Ministerial crisis impended
in Spain At the inter-collegiate regatta
held at Saratoga on the 15th Princeton won in
the six-oared race and Yale in the single
scull race According to the Chicago
Tribune of the ltlth the insurance companies
lost 2,3Sl,40ilrom the recent fire in that city
. ...Atxmt a block of ground was burned over
in the West Division, Chicago, on the even
ing of the 15th. Loss about $1(X,(XX The
Indiana State Democratic Convention
met in Indianapolis on the 15th, and
organized by the election of Gov. Hendricks
as President and J. W. Nichol with two as
sistants as Secretaries. The President on
taking the chair was received with cheers,
and spoke at considerable length upon the
principles and prospects of the party.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the
redemption of the 5-"20 bonds in green
backs; favoring the repeal of the law of
March, ISOft, which construed the law so as
to make such bonds payable in gold; favoring
the repeal of the National Banking law; fa
voring a return to specie payments as soon as
the business interests of the country will per
mit; favoring the adjustment of the volume
of currency to the commercial and industrial
wants of the country; opposing mixed schools,
but favoring a liberal system of education
for all, black and white; condemning what is
known as the Civil Rights bill and arraigning
Senators Morton and Pratt for their votes in
favor of the measure; favoring the repeal of
the Baxter law and the enactment of a suita
ble license law which shall- protect society
and increase the school fund; favoring re
trenchment and the reduction of taxes; de
nouncing the increase of State taxes
by the last Republican Legislature; de
manding such r change in the laws as shall
prohibit the use of public money for private
gain; oposipg grants of land or money to
railroad or other corporations; favoring the
alKilition of the office of County Superiittcnd
ent of Schools and the restoration of the
former law in relation to the appraisement of
real estate for purjioses of taxation; demand
ing that the remaining public lands shall lie
held for the benefit of actual settlers under the
Homestead laws, and demanding the equali
zation of bounties to soldiers and sailors. The
following nominations of candidates for State
offices were made: For Secretary of State, J.
E.NetT,of Randolph County; Auditor of State,
E. Henderson, of Morgan County; Treasurer,
B. C. Shaw, of Marion County ; SujKTintendeiit
of Public Instruction, J. II. Smart, of Allen
County; Attorney -General, C. A. Bu.-kirk, of
Gibson County; Judge of the Supreme Court,
Horace P. Biddle, of Cass County.
FkidAy, July 17. M. Magne, French
Minister of Finance, resigned on the Kith, in
consequence of the striking defeat of his
financial plans the day before.... A Madrid
dispatch says that England, Germany and
Russia had decided to recognize the Spanish
Republic. The Carlists had decided to shoot
one Republican for every shot tired at them
by the fleet at Bilboa The ex-King of
Hanover is reported dangerously ill
at Vienna Three Cubans who were
lately captured by the Spaniards at Caina
gu ay were executed on the Spanish gunboat
Neptune, in which they were In ing conveyed
from Nuevitas to Havana. .. .According to a
dispatch of the Kith a terrible tire was raging
in Galatea, one of the suburbs of Constanti
nople The Ohio State Republican Con
vention will be held at Columbus on the
"2d of September Treasury gold sold in
New York on the 10th at 100.77 Accord
ing to an Omaha (Neb.) dispatch of the Kith
an immense . cloud of grasshoppers had
alighted the day la-fore in the vi
cinity of Columbus, and were doing
much damage. . . . A serious quarrel has arisen
between Treasurer Spinner and Acting-Secretary
of the Treasury Conant in regard to the
civil-service rules in Spinner's bureau. Sec
retary Bristow sustains Conant in insisting
that they shall be enforced and Spinner has
appealed to the President Theodore Tilton
and his wife have formally separated. Mrs.
Tilton denies the allegations of her husband
in regard to Mr. Beecher.. ..Goldsmith Maid
trotted three straight heats at East Saginaw,
Mich., on the Kith in 2:li',2:l)$ and 2:10,
being not only the three fastest consecutive
heats on record, but two heats the slower of
which was better than the best time ever made
by any trotting horse in America or else
where. Saturday, July 19. A Constantinople
dispatch of the 17th says the fire at Galatea
burned six hours and destroyed 2,IXX),(XXJ
worth of property. Two hundred houses
were burned .M. de Fourton, French Min
ister of the Interior, resigned on the 17th in
consequence of irreconcilable differences with
his colleagues.... Recent Cuban dispatches
represent that the Cuban insurgents
had lately manifested considerable ac
tivity. They had captured the garrison
of Ganyaeales and were holding undis
puted possession of Trinidad. They were also
in large force in the environs of Puerto Prin
cipe. Lauten, the United States Consular
Agent at Manzanillo had been ordered to
leave the island The insurance companies
lost 251,o!X by the recent tire at Oshkosh,
Wis A dispatch from Tiskilwa, 111., of the
17th, says one-third of that village was burned
on the morning of that day. Loss not stated.
THE MARKETS.
NEW YORK.
Ji-ly 17, 1874.
Cotton. Middling upland, 175,17!c.
Live Stock. Heett'attle $11.50 12.50. Hogs
Dressed, $S.iV?i8.37!4. Sheep Live, $4.M);7rnVr.
FKEAisTi:rrs. Flour Good to choice, Srt.l."
fi..V; white wheat extra, $ti.53e.75. Wheat No.
i C hicago, $1.37(1.35; Iowa spring, $ 1 .:iV?.l .Wi ;
No. 2 Milwaukee spring, $l.3TU-40. Rye West
ern and State. Sl-lU-- Barley
Corn Mixed Western afloat, 777SKc. Oats
New Western, fttffr.5c.
Pkovision-s. Pork New Mcsg, $l!).TO19.73.
Lard ll?4ll?ic.
Wool. Common to extra, 4'MQ,?ye.
CHICAGO.
Live Stock. Beeves Choice, $5.8.Y?,6.10;
good, $5.4i&-.70; medium, $4.755.35; butch
ers' stock, $'1.7S2.4.riO; stock cattle, $3.iY?.
4.50. Hogs Live, SG.nrkrr6.25. Sheep Good
to choice, Sj fXX?l5.75.
Pnovisioxs. Butter Choice, 2VJ?-Jt'c. Eggs
Fresh, 12Jfffl4c. Pork New Mess, $1!.7.V5
30.no. Lard $11.35'fM1.40.
Eueaustltfs. Flour White winter extra,
.75S7.75; spring extra. $3.0tX&5.50. Wheat
Spring, No. 3, $1.13.1.13?. Corn No. 2, fil
til?ic. Oats No. 2, 51(h"1Hc. Barley No. 2,
HSci3$1.00. Rye No. 2, $1.0X0.1.02.
Wool. Tub-washed, 45&52c.; fleece, washed.
400.44c. ; fleece, unwashed, 3033c.; pulled,
37(T,:Kic.
Lumber. First Clear, $50.00(??r.00; Second
Clear, $47.00. W.00; Common Boards, $10.:5O?&
12.00; Fencing, $10.5012.O0; "A" Shiugles,
$3.2.V&3.30; Lath, $2.25.2.37i.
CINCINNATI.
Biieadstuffs. Flour $3.3n3.75. Wheat
$1.18. Corn mGftiSc. Rye $1.(6. Oats 5i3(i2c.
Barley
Pkovisioss. Pork $19.735.10.87!5. Lard
llai2?ic.
ST. LOUIS.
Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, $t.30
6.23. Hogs Live, $3.23tf?J5.25.
BiiEAUSTurrs. Flour XX Fall, $3.0O5.50.
Wheat No. 2 lied Fall, $1.171. 20. Corn No,
2, K33c. Oats No. 2, 563Tc. Rye No. 2,
7!KH3c. Barley Th
Provision. Pork Mess, $30.50a.73. Lard
107812c.
MILWAUKEE.
BnEADSTi-rrs. Flour Spring XX. $3.705 5.00.
Wheat Spring No. 1, $1.20ff;.l.ao4; No. 2. $1.17
LIT. Com No. 2, b-VWSiC. Oats No. 2, 5H5J
52c. Rye No. 1, WVt'llc. Barley No. 2 (a,
DETROIT.
BREADsTrrrs. Wheat Extra, $1.54(5,1.56.
Corn t95j 70c. Oats 52?i55c.
TOLEDO.
Breadstuff's Wheat Amber Mich., $1.22
1.22' i; No. 2 Red, Sl.lS&l.lS!. Corn Mixed,
eoG'c. Oats 5ti(3-5Sc.
CLEVELAND.
Breadsttffs Wheat No. 1 Red, $1.2fc? 1.25;
No. 2 Red, $1.203.1-20! J. Corn 713 72c. Oats
BUFFALO.
Live Stock. Beeves $3.00ST6.10. Hogs
Live, $(;.axjt6.75. Sheep $4.00 4.75.
EAST LIBERTY.
Live Stock.-Beeves Best, $6.0036.40: me
dium, $5.7V7 5.!5. Hog Yorkers, $6.Uitf3
6.25; Philadelphia, $6.73(56.90. Sheep Best,
S.Otxg.f-O; medium, $4.2324.'J.".
A stranger gets puzzled in St. Louis
He picks upTthe St. Louis Dtmocrat, and
finds that he is reading a Republican
paper. Incensed at the fraud, he casts
it aside and grasping the St. Louis Ripnb
liein rinds that he is reading a Demo
cratic paper. Then he rings the bell
violently for the hall-boy and wants to
know if everything in St. Louis is a
brazen deceit.""
Little Penelope Marrowfat is-a child
who is keenly alive to what is going on
about her. Viping the molasses from
her mouth at the" breakfast table, the
other morning, shfi sweetly said: "If I
should ever die of hydrophobia, papa,
j-ou won't let 'em cut out my liver, will
you?"
Residents along the Mohawk Flats
have engaged in the cultivation of sweet
potatoes.
COURSE OF TRUE IX) VE.
I. acquaintance.
May is fair;
Sunshine gilds the balmy air;
Promises most rich and rare
Whisper round us everywhere.
Has she frowns? Ah, yes; we kuow them
f til t she ha her blossom too:
Ami the sly coquette will show them
Wishing'what ehe dare not do.
II. FRIENUsniP.
June is dear:
But the promise of the vear
Yields no ripe fruition here:
Flowers are less than they appear,
llw she roses? More and sweeter
TlLiu the fairies ever grew;
Yet I wait a joy completer
Than these June days ever knew.
III. -BKOTIIEK-AND-SISTEB-IIOOI).
Fond July!
"Neath this warmer, brighter sky
All her graces multiply.
Sliall lnv soul lie glad, or sih?
Hopes for fruit and fears of blighting
Work, within my anxious heart.
Strange mosaics, most delighting
When most iuuoceut of art.
IV. LOVE.
August heat !
Life iu love is here complete;
Fruits are ripening rare and sweet ;
Hence I would not And retreat.
This is love; so closely blended
With July's prophetic sun.
Who ran tell me w here it ended
And these perfect iovs begun?
R. B.'lIaU, tu the Galaxy.
AX UNCONVENTIONAL GIRL.
Dit. Reginald Deane sat placidly sip
ping his cotiee, glancing now and then at
the morning paper beside his plate, and
listening in not very polite attention to
the remarks vouchsafed by his aunt from
the opposite side of the table.
College days, medical lectures and
clinics were over for him. lie had wan
dered through European hospitals, prac
ticed enough to attain requisite skill and
nerve in handling the scalpel, and
learned enough of Nature's philosophy
to refrain from drugging his patients to
death, lie wished leisure now for study
more than he desired extensive practice,
and therefore he came back to the home
stead, beautified the neglected grounds,
decorated the long-closed rooms, built a
conservatory which should open with
wide doors from his own especial sanc
tum, installed "Aunt Rachel" as house
keeper, and announced himself, by a
modest door-plate, as ready for surgical
calls.
At the house-warming all Ashland had
eagerly assisted, whence it was well
known that the furnishing was elegant,
and many longing wishes to reign in the
mansion as mistress rilled the heads of
aspiring damsels. But Dr. Deane, uni
formly polite to everybody, showed ng
marked preferences, and when invited to
parties managed either to avoid attendino
or else to he only Aunt Rachel's escort ;
so the sighing damsels turned their hopes
in other directions.
All his life Dr. Reginald had dreamed
of a " home" that should be "sweet,"
and he fancied the wife who should sit
opposite to him at table and firesides;
but he hated care and responsibility, and
thought to gain the "home" by estab
lishing Aunt Rachel where a wife would
have perhaps given more pleasure, to be
sure, but she would demand too much
time and attention, he selfishly thought.
Six months had gone very smoothly, yet
he was conscious that, despite its luxury,
his 44 home" was incomplete.
All this was vaguely passing through
Dr. Reginald's mind while he sipped his
coffee and listcntly absently to the lady
opposite.
"The Marstons have come home," her
last remark, elicited a little closer atten
tion and a definite reply.
" Indeed! "Well, we must call at once.
Fred is a very agreeable fellow; Mrs.
Marston the most perfectly well-bred
wouian I ever saw, and Miss June the
mischief ! Why, she must be a young
lady now. I'm half sorry for that; i
used to have grand romps with her."
Aunt Rachel's lip curled; in her esti
mate of feminine attractions 44 romping"
had no place, and the tone in which the
doctor was answered was as wintry as
the November air outside.
44 Miss Marston is not in the least like
her mother. I can hardly conceive how
it has been possible, under sue
training, for her to be so utterly uncon
ventional as she is!"
"Have you seen them?" asked the
doctor.
44 Yes; I met them yesterday at my
dress-maker's, and positively Miss Mars
ton shocked me by her queer ways. She
is so unconventional!"
44 Indeed!" in a quizzical tone, came
from under the brown mustache oppo
site, while the mouth behind it curled
with a derisive, incredulous smile.
4' Yes," said Aunt Rachel, unheeding
the tone: "she came into Madame Foy's,
and while she was sitting there the
Madame called one of the girls from the
work-room. It was Mary Niles, whose
mother was June's old nurse. Mrs. Mars
ton was giving directions about her
daughter's dress,' but that young lady
rushed toward the work-girl", Hung her
arms around her and actually kiert her
before us all! Mrs. Marston looked ex
tremely annoyed, and Madame sent the
girl from the room at once." Aunt
Rachel waxed warm with indignation,
but all the sympathy she received was a
quiet
44 Pardon me! but I fail to see any
dreadful indecorum."
44 Why, Reginald! No young lady of
any dignity would forget her social
position so far as to do such a thing."
44 My plants need fumigating, I think,"
he muttered; so he wandered among his
treasures for an hour, lifting their deli
cate leaves and blowing among them the
pretty blue rings which are a smoker's
pet achievement, and thinking thus:
"June! It's a pretty name. I won
der if it brings summer sunlight to the
owner? I shall like to see a young girl
who doesn't try to be prim. If Miss
June dare assume any stiffness I'll re
mind her of sundry episodes at Vevey,
before her dresses grew long. I remem
ber her laugh in those days; it was living
music, and really it would not sound
badly floating through this dull old
house now. Pshaw!" and the unfinished
cigar was flung away impatiently. " I'd
better let well enough alone. Aunt
Rachel does nieelj-, in spite of her pros
ing, and when I need other society I can
seek it. These flowers are growing beau
tifully. Wonder if they would do better
if June were always here?"
But all this was very ridiculous; so the
doctor drew on his gloves, nodded good
by to Aunt Rachel at the top of the
stair-case, and sauntered down to the
street.
Looking in at the Postoffice, he en
countered Fred Marston, exchanged
heartiest greetings, and Fred's house be
ing nearest the two friends went thither.
Opening the hall-door, a long, rippling,
merry laugh was their first welcome, lor
June herself was having a grand frolic
witlv two little ones, who were busy at
"hide the handkerchief" in the long hall.
4lOFred!" she began; then, spying his
companion, started, flushed, thenbeamed
with positive delight, and sprang impul
sively forward.
44 Mr. Deane! I am very glad to meet
you again; but you see I'm not a bit more
proper than I used to be."
Mrs. Marston came with her pleasant
recognition, and the friends chatted gayly
of daj-s that were gone, of days now
present and then commenced plans for
long evenings, into all of which Mrs.
Marston entered with dignified interest.
remarking at last that she had already
mct .miss Leane.
Here June interrupted "And, oh. Doc
tor! Miss Rachel said you had quantities
of smilax. We can't get it here, and I
M ant some so much! 3Iayn't I come beg
ging? "
44 June!" began Mrs. Marston, severely,
and then added: 44 Dr. Deane, it is not
my fault, but June will always aet like
an impulsive child. I wish she would
control herself."
June blushed, the doctor felt uncom
fortable, and Fred audaciously whistled,
going over to pinch his sister's cheeks,
and answering: 44 It's no use, mother!
June will be June, and vou can't make
November out of her. Rex doesn't mind,
I am sure."
The tall doctor arose, saying:
44 1 shall be delighted to send to you
any plants you may like if you will come
now and then and see my treasures. You
will do so, won't you? "
There was a mischievous twinkle in
June's eyes but tone and manner were
demurely proper, as she answered :
44 Whenever mamma calls upon Miss
Deane I shall be happy to accompany
her."
The doctor's eyes twinkled back to
her own merry thought, but all he said
was:
44 Very well! I shall take care that
Aunt Rachel earns a visit immediately.
My flowers are my pets, and they do re
ward me with such grace and beauty. My
roses are lovely, even now."
44 Roses! h. Doctor!" and June
flushed and dimpled with the quick thrill
of delight, looking very sweet, as the Doc
tor thought, as she added, in spite of
mamma's frown:
44 Why didn't you wear one here so I
could have stolen it? Do you remember
how I used to confiscate your button-hole
bouquets at Vevey, and how vengefully
that poor English old maid would watch
me? It was such fun to listen to her
endless tirades about ' pert American
girls.' "
Mrs. Marston was looking unutterable
annoyance at these reminiscences; Fred
laughed outright, adding his own bit of
absurd recollection, which the doctor
might easily have supplemented, but
wishing to conciliate 44 mamma" he only
smiled quietly and made his adieus.
Of course poor June received a lecture !
to which we don't care to listen. The
doctor's thoughts are more interesting.
44 She's grown, certainly, but she is the
same charming child f knew three years
ago in spite of her added inches. I'm glad
she isn't after the pattern of Ashland
damsels, and it is decidedly nice that she
regards me so much her senior. I'll keep
up that illusion for a while. Aunt Rachel
shall call this very afternoon, and yes
well, I think I will escort her."
Arrived at his own door, he went
straightway toward the conclusion of his
plans, calling from the hall:
44 Aunt Rachel! Where are you? Here
are some letters, and, oh! I met Fred
Marston, and promised him we would call
this afternoon. You have no engage
ments?" 44 No. We will go about four, if that
will suit you?"
44 Exactly. Now I have writing to do."
He felt like a conspirator as he
marched straight to his floral darlings,
severed bud and blossom, leaf and ten
dril till his hands were full. Then filling
a dainty basket with damp moss he made
the flowers nestle closely together; dis
entangled smilax sprays till he found a
root; potted. that; and then sent basket
and vase to Mrs. Marston's, with a card,
explaining that the plant was for Miss
June, the flowers for mamma.
If June found deftly hidden under the
shining leaves a tiny moss rosebud, it
was most improper for her to kiss it and
fasten it at her throat, blushing all the
time. She couldn't have told 44 why." It
was an instinctive impulse. The flowers
dispatched, Dr. Reginald settled himself
to write an article upon the treatment of
44 femoral fractures." He had been pro
voked beyond measure by some unscien
tific methods in use among country prac
titioners. Indeed he had worked himself
up to such a pitch of medical indigna
tion that he fancied the treatise in ques
tion would almost write itself; but the
44 divine afflatus" would not come. Even
the opening sentence was a failure. He
caught himself writing 44 feminine" for
44 femoral;" and instead of thigh-bones lie
thought of a dimpled, flushing face.
Aunt Rachel's tap interrupted his solil
oquy 44 "Reginald! There has been a dreadful
accident! You must go at once. Poor
Mr. Niles has fallen from some staging,
crushing him horribly."
The surgeon came back from his dream
ing. It was the doctor, not the sentimen
talist, who snatched his instruments and
ran to the sufferer's side.
Of course there was the usual crowd 1o
be dispersed and poor Mrs. Niles was of
little use. Mary had come home from
Madame Fov's, but it was Dr. Dcane's
own white hands that prepared every
thing, and with tendercst touch lightly
examined the dreadful bruises. He was
dimly conscious tht some one had come
into the outer room, thougli all lie liau
heard was a stifled exclamation and a
low 44 hush!" He knew the baby stopped
his wailing and that Mary brought him a
roll of fine, soft linen that never came
from the cottage stores; then he half
heard a quiet murmur of a gentle voice ;
but when his work was done there was
no stranger visible.
Giving his parting directions, he
added :
44 You will need some delicacies, Mrs.
Niles, and I will see that Aunt Rachel
sends you some wine at once."
44 Indeed, sir! you're very good, but my
sweet child Miss Marston, sir -has been
here, and see: she's brought me wine and
fruit and jelly enough to last the master
for days. I was her foster-mother, sir; j
she never forgets me nor my Mary there.
Bless her sweet face! Why she treats my
girl like a sister!"
Mary's eyes were full of tears, but she
must add her mite of praise.
44 Oh, Doctor! she was trying on a
dress at the Madame's when they came
for me, and when she heard the news
she made her coachman bring me at
once !"
44 Yes well," said the doctor coolly
though his heart throbbed, 44 Bless her!"
44 ' be in again before night. There is
no danger, though there will be intense
pain" and he took his leave.
As he opened the gate there lay in his
path a rosebud. Of course he picked it
up, and recognized it as the one he had
hidden in the smilax leaves two hours
before, though why he held it with a ca
ress for a second and then put it in the
locket of his visiting book you must
guess.
Four o'clock came and the ceremoni
ous visit was paid. Aunt Rachel's nerves
were destined to quiver several times
when June laughed, while her disgust at
finding the doctor had already been
there was evident enough. Worsted work
was her one artistic fancy; Mrs. Marston
was equally an enthusiast in Berlin wools,
and June was asked to bring for display
the marvelous flower-piece then in con
struction. The frame was large, so the
doctor gallantly held it while June
quickly unpinned the cover from the del
icate work, putting the pins in her
mouth, girl-fashion, till the doctor could
bear it no longer.
"Don't, Miss June! that is horribly
dangerous."
44 Pooh! I've always done it. The girls
at school used to call me the 4 perambu
lating pin-cushion!' "
44 You may try it once too often. I
can't bear to see you do so."
44 When I swallow one you shall take it
out," laughed the gay girl. 41 Don't you
covet the opportunity? You can say' 4 1
told you bo' all the time you are choking
me!"
41 June! you arc incorrigible. Put
down those'pins!" was Mrs. Marston's
admonition, and June obeyed with a
bit of rebellious pouting that was be
witching. The guests left almost immediately
after duly admiring the work, n'nd Aunt
Rachel's wrath found vent at once.
4' She is like no young lady 1 ever saw.
So self assured and pert. The idea of
her answering you a she did! When I
was a girl we were taught to be quiet
and retiring. We never spoke to a gen
tleman except to answer some question.
We had to be sought!"
44 Wliv, Aunty! why are you so preju
diced? June has the kindest heart. You
told me yourself how warmly she greeted
her old playmate, taoitgh 011I3' a dress
maker's apprentic e."
"It was most improper to do it so
publiclv," interrupted the spinster.
44 Well, then, she came to Mrs. Niles'
as soon as she heard of the accident;
hushed the baby, and with her own
hands and gentle ways brought order out
of confusion."
44 Our mrnUinr ?csi't uuike it xiimiitt'i',
Reginald. She doubtless has kind im
pulses, but your headlong people tire
never constant. Did you ever see her at
Mrs. Niles'?" the last query was a sus
picion. 44 No, I was in the sick-room, and
didu't know that she had been there till
I came away."
That was all the doctor said, but some
how his hand crept, into his pocket,
touching the poor little crushed bud he
had hidden there with a tciider move
ment, and he thought:
"Poor June. She must make her own
summer always. Society prefers wintry
propriety.
The days flew by. Not one passed but
fresh flowers were sent for June, and
twice the doctor encountered her at Mrs.
Niles'. The last time there was just
snow enough for the sleigh to glide
smoothly. The temptation was irresisti
ble, so he invited the young lady to ride,
and June nestled down beneath the fur
robes, quite forgetful of everything but
the electric excitement in the keen air,
the music of the lu lls, and the presence
of Dr. Reginald. The longest way is very
apt to be selected under such circum
stances, so they sped along for more than
an hour, overtaking Aunt Rachel as they
dashed down the avenue.
Unlucky June! Some merry fancy
just then amused her, so it was her own
unmistakable laugh that floated out more
clearly than the ringing of the merry
bells. Her offense against Ashland de
corum had been sufficient if she had only
ridden quietly with the much-covctcd
doctor; but oh! that laugh!
Dr. Reginald gallantly lifted his hat,
and June bowed, but poor Aunt Rachel
deemed it her duty to testify against
44 such goings on," and the winter w ind
was warm compared with her salutation.
The doctor was indignant. There was a
spice of chivalry in his nature that made
him care ten times as much for his sweet
fiiend if he must be her champion. He
had meant to take June home, but now
44 Aunt Rachel should see how muc h
he cared for her frowns." So the pranc
ing horses were checked, then turned
sharply round before the good lady's as
tonished face, and more miles w ere meas
ured oil" before they returned.
44 You must come in and warm your
self, Doctor!" pleaded June ; so the merry
pair entered the house.
Mrs. Marston had grown used to the
doctor; she saw that June didn't annoy
him, and wisely concluded to let them
alone in their innocent fun; so she
greeted them graciously as they stood
near the glowing grate, telling of the
44 splendid ride," as June phrased it. Her
hood was tangled in her curls, its fringe
had caught in the fastening of her furs,
she had two pins in her lingers, and
when those lingers were wanted the pins
went into her mouth, while she talked on
as gayly as ever; and the doctor watched
her, thinking how charming it would In
to have such a 44 June" making a summer
for him all the year round.
44 Oh, mother! the doctor's horses are
perfect; I drove till my lingers grew
numb, and " June stopped, choking,
her eyesdilat ing in horror, and she
gasped : (Hi (hut u'n "'
Mrs. Marston screamed, of course. Dr.
Deane grew pale, and his heart stopped
its regular beat just a second. The
next his arm was around the sufferer, her
head thrown back, and every professional
nerve in order for service.
44 Keep quiet, Mrs. Marston. Give me
the case from my overcoat. Now hold
her hands.
"June! I won't hurt you any more
than I can help, but it will almost choke
you for an instant;" then, bending over
"her, he whispered, swiftly:
44 1 can remove it safely, my thirling!
trvxt iite: '
Through the look of agony to. the
brown eyes were flashed for a second a
light that lent fresh nerve to the prac
ticed hand. The bright steel instrument
glided to its task ; then, as he withdrew
it, the doctor shuddered a little, but the
danger was over.
Can't vou fancy how that instrument
w.is flung aside anywhere anil how the
graceful head vV7, for an instant,
where never a woman's head had lain be
fore? The mother's tears flowed fast
now, for with till her icy relTukings June's
mother loved her child, and she could
find 110 words to tell her gratitude.
Once more the doctor bending over his
patient, a message was given and re
ceived, though no syllable was uttered.
44 1 will come again before evening,"
said the doctor to Mrs. Marston. 44 Mean
time, please keep all pins at a safe dis
tance." Tlie3' were happy thoughts that kept
him company till he sprang up the steps
of his own residence, with the brightness
of his heart shining in his face, and he
entered his sanctum singing gayly:
4" Nita. Juaniata, let me linger hy thy side !"
Aunt Rachel never disturbed him till
the dinner hour, and then she met him
with a lofty air of displeasure that was
comical, considering the culprit's six feet
of manhood. Utterly ignorant of her dis
pleasure. Reginald "sipped his soup, re
marking pleasantly, 44 Mr. Niles can walk
on crutches, now. Aunty. 1 suaii take
him to ride to-morrow."
44 Indeed? I should imagine you pre
ferred daintier company," with a little
sneer.
44 Sometimes I do, and then I take it : as
for instance, this afternoon. Eh, Aunty!
is that what you mean?
44 You were sufficiently conspicuous in
vour devotion, and she was evidently in
high spirits. Ugh! I can hear that loud
laugh now."
There was a dangerous light in Dr.
Deane's eyes, but he only answered
quietly:
44 Pardon me. Aunt Rachel! June never
laughs coarsely or boisterously. Her
laugh is like music itself."
''June, indeed!" retorted the irate
maiden. 44 You treat her and she seems
to like it, too just as if she was a little
girl. No young lady with a particle of
self-respect would allow herself to be
spoken of in that way. You are making
yourself the subject of most unpleasant
remarks."
Not a word from the doctor, and Miss
Deane was much too eager to notice how
,he brows were bent together.
"Reginald! What do you mean? You
have never paid any lady the slightest
attention, though yo'u have met the mc?t
elegant girls, and now this saucy chit
seems to absorb all your thoughts. It
isn't right, and "
"Th'it iriU doT came in clear, even
tones from across the table; yet there
was a ring in them Aunt Rachel had
never heard before.
44 1 believe 1 am old enough to choose
my own way. 1 have chosen it. Aunt
liachel, and you may as well know it now
as at any time. June" ah! how tenderly
he spoke the name "June Marston will
be my wife when the May roses bloom."
Poor Aunt Rachel! speechless for
once. All the doctor's anger vanished as
he saw her utter dismay; and the old
spirit of fear ret urned, and this is what
he said as he left the room:
44 You told me, aunt, that 4 our ttirtilhni
didn't make a summer. Well, perhaps it
hasn't; but a nr,it',ic has hastened the
promise of mine. In this case it was the
mrtilloir of it pin!"
Then he went to his pets, the flowers,
and whispered to them his new delight.
It came toour hero with all the daz
zling splendor of a revelation. For
weeks there had been about him It
ttctiht-roii mi r of the wily Cupid. They
had whispered sweetest hints of the joy
that might come, and now our lover
thought no other heart had ever known
such supreme happiness.
Meantime, June quite forgot her pain,
as she lay with closed eyes reading the
look and tone she had met in the moment
of peril. Her cheek grew bright so
bright with the leaping blood that Mrs.
Marston was anxious lest fever was im
minent. 44 June, dear! doesn't your head ache?
your face is flushed."
The brow n eves opened w ith a merry
laugh shining through them.
44 Don't be worried, mamma. The doc
tor said there was no danger now. lie
will tell you all about it this afternoon.
Mamma,' ylnd I mrnlbnrtd Hod jh'ii '
Mrs. Marston shuddered.
"June! how dare you? It was horri
ble. If Ihe doctor had not been here you
would have strangled."
44 Yes but mamma," and the eyes
danced again 44 the doctor was here;
that's just it. I never was so glad in all
my life but it. hurts me to talk."
For once true love ran smoothly.
The doctor 44 asked mamma" in his own
frank way. The assent was given, but a
conviction of dutv required Mrs. Marston
to give him at length a catalogue of
June's peccadilocs and faults, to all of
which the doctor listened with polite
impatience.
Fred neatly crushed his hand w ith a
w ringing grasp of congratulation.
44 Ah, Ilex! old fellow; so you propose
to have June all the year round? Well,
she is a darling. Anyhow, one proverb
is disproved, in spite of its age. One
ttrnHttw did make a summer this time."
That 44 swallow" did make a life-long
summer for Dr. Deane, who loves his
sweet wife more than ever while now an
other 41 June" flits, with all her mother's
grace, among the flowers, or sends the
echo of her mother's laugh ringing and
floating through every nook of the old
homestead.
How "Accidents" to Buildings Occur.
The Philadelphia Lolgrr says the blun
ders and dangers grow ing out of the lack
of even elementary scientific knowledge
on the part of those w ho confidently under
take works of construction for which
they tire utterly incompetent come
within the knowledge of many persons.
We have seen numerous instances of it
ourselves, and especially as to this point :
That the work of some builders is done
as if the mass of a heavy wall is really
without weight and can stand upon any
thing or not Ling. When the foundations
for one of flu- most important buildings
in Philadelphia wen; being laid the man
who was directing the setting of a heavy
stone some five feet souare by more than
a foot thick, which stone was to support
11 rorinr ,iri', stood by while the other
workmen leveled up that important part
of the foundation by placing rn'ix and
small pieces of stone under it. lie
seemed to think that obtaining a rxiitt
lint by such means was the only thing
required; and seemed further to be of
the opinion that the chips and "spalls"
he was using were quite strong enough
and durable enough for the massive six
storied pier that was to be erected upon
theui.
We have know n men employed to do a
small job in the way of alteration who
proceeded to cut into a pi r, apparently
without a thought that they were weak
ening, or perhaps destroying, a main sup
port of a building. A noted instance of
this kind of blundering occurred many
years ago at the Philadelphia almshouse,
where piers were cut through to make
room for some alteration, and the result
w as the fall of a floor and killing of sev
eral people. We have know n men to try
to cut under the finiinhditia of a corner
pier of a large building to make an open
ing for the insertion of a water-pipe. We
have know n instances where buildings
constructed for one purpose, requiring
but little strain, have been put into an
other where the materials, machinery or
appliances were of a character to cause
but little strain, have been put into an
other where the materials, machinery or
appliances were of a character to cause
heavy strain and jarring; and the change
has been made and the floors loaded
without examination as to whether th'-y
could stand t lie strain. Similar instance s
will occur to most renders who have to
do with buildings used for trade or busi
ness purposes.
But perhaps the most striking illustra
tions of Ihe dangers from ignorance of
mechanical principles may be found in
some of t he minor bridges and ot her means
used for crossing streams in the interior
portions of the coun'ry. One such -instance
was noticed by "the writer in cross
ing a "rope ferry" over one of the swift
mountain rivers in California. The
stream, about 200 yards wide, w as a rapid
and tumultuous current, and the appli
ances of Ihe ferry were intended to be on
a scale of strength commensurate with the
severe strain they had to resist. The cable
was a stout one, of iron-wire; it was se
curely anchored at both ends in the hard
rock of the mountain; the cordage and
blocks and other gearing by which the
flat-boat was secured to the wire cable
were on the same scale of strength:
the flat-boat itself was strong and
securely built, and yet all this array of
powerful cable, anchorage, cordage and
boat came down at last to the strength,
or rather the weakness, of a part of tiie
machinery which consisted of two little
iron spindles not thicker than one's little
finger! These spindles were the shanks
of the two iron block-hooks bv which the
strong cordage was hooked into the
clamps on the deck of the boat. The
whole of that machinery w as reduced to
the slight strength of those two spindles,
which at last bore all the strain of the
torrent sweeping at high speed against
stream, about S'H) yards wide, was a rapid
the broadside of "the vessel, and yet the
"architect" or "builder" of that fcrrv
machinery, where the slightest break
would have caused certain death to the
passengers, did not see that the strong
est part of his machinery w as no stronger
than its trrtih'xt point, for all this strain
came upon that at last.
The matter referred to in these obser
vations involves no greater amount of
science than the plainest elements, that
could easily be taught in any grammar
school, and we therefore repeat the re
mark that they ought to be taught in
every public grammar-school iu the coun
try. The vastness of the lace industry of
Belgium may be judged from the fact that
around Brussels, Malines, Anvers. Bruges,
Menin, Ypres anil Gramont 100,000 wom
en, young girls and little girls are en
gaged in its fabrication.
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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Illinois has 2,000 idiots.
F-.uti.Y marriage brings toil and hard
tdiips. It costs one dollar per bushel t raise
wheat.
M ii.tov, in youth, was inclined to hi
larity in his c ups.
K vkky wealt hy chess-player should gi vs
a check to the poor fund.
A iir.NPKKD years of fretting will not
pay a half penny of debt.
Til K President of the Swiss Republic
gets a salary of ffJ.OOO.
Tiik commerce of the Ohio River footg
up $700,000,000 annually.
Kknti cky has lost over $."00,000 by
defaulting Sheriffs.
1 t is nothing for a Georgia woman to
kill fifty snakes per week.-
An ingenious farmer is training a flock
of swallows to skim his milk.
Tiik opium crop in Persia has failed,
owing to excessive falls of snow.
Last year Noble County, Ohio, pro
duced .r),S.'ti,7o7 pounds of tobacco.
It is prophesied that chemistry will ex
tract beef steak from cast-oil" boots.
Tiik happv rich, the happy poor, both
quite possible. But 44 the liappy mean"
oh, no impossible.
DcitiNO the last twelve years England
has expended a sum equal to 4f:W,fi.Vi,f.4',J
upon coast fortifications.
Giskat and noble examples and great
and noble books survive for centuries
after their authors are dead.
Tun corner-stone of the Confederate
monument was laid by the Masonic fra
ternity, in Savannah, recently.
A srsriciors wife, on being asked
where her husband was, replied that she
was very much afraid he was Missing.
A Nkw Out. kans young woman re
cently swallowed eight live-cent pieces
which she had stolen rather than give
them up.
"(1.U7.E and effect" an suggested to a
Western editor as the toilets of young
lady graduates at feminine commence
ments. Ik a man has any religion worth hav
ing he will do his duty and make- no fuss
about il. It is the empty kettle that rat
lies. A Mi'.Mfiiis man has sworn a terrible
oath to kill an average of one doctor per
week for the next year. Turn about is
fair pi aj'.
An eminent pli3'sician says that in his
opinion there is no such thing as cholera
infantum. It is all the cflect of a baby's
imagination.
A Nkw YoitK company will insure
poodle logs, but won't take a cent's risk
on babies. They know which receives
the most care.
A stoi'T old woman in Detroit got mad
recently because a photographer wouldn't
let her fan herself w hile she had her pic
ture taken.
Boston had to take the seats out of its
public parks to get rid of its loafers.
Some folks would have taken the loafers
and left the scats.
It is all the rage now adays for women
to be milled, yet thev arc not allowed to
get their collar up. Thus tyrannic al and
capricious is fashion.
Ai.i.kn, the bank swindler, who is
wanted in Detroit, Chicago, Louisvillo
and other Western cities, pleaded guilty
recently' in Pittsburgh.
A Flohida paper says that 44 water
melons as large as nail kegs go begging
in Tampa market at fifteen cents apiece."
Oh, water-melon-cully fact.
44 Yks, sir," said a Fourth of July ora
tor, 44 Putnam went right into the wolf'a
den, dragged her out, and the independ
ent e of America was secured."
Nathan Pim.i.ti's lives at Pokagan,
Mich. Deis eighty-two years old. Ho
has thjs year harvested nine acres of
w lieat"and is get ting a new set of teeth.
A YKAit ago a young man would be real
good to his mother on the promise of a
shirt which buttoned behind, but now
suc h a promise wouldn't swerve him an
inch.
Said Young America to his papa:
44 Pa, be you a Britisher?" 44 Yes, my
son, I was born in England." " Well,
we whipped you," retorted the young
ster. Tiik Virginia youth who wouldn't, enter
college because the faculty wouldn't let
him bring his three coach dogs alum
struc k a strong blow at the- root of des
potism. A hko-iikapki dry-goods clerk in Bos
ton lias caught a pickerel weighing two
pounds, and is now looking up authorities
to ask if Isaak Walton's hair was of nu
auburn hue.
A t if AiirTAiu.K man keeps n pairof dogs
chained at his front door, so that pcoplo
who stop to 44 get a bite" can be accom
modated without taking the trouble lo.go,
into the house.
It is a startling mystery how the
presence of an old maid and a bald-headed
man will cast a gloom over a picnic
party which eve n pickled c lams can only
partially dispel.
44 Yks, George Washington w as purty
great and high," said a Missouri steam
boat captain, 44 but the n, Htrangcr, he
never owned a steamboat whic h c ould
hitch past the White- (Juce-n."
A.N authoritative critic: inc isivejy an
nounces that the navy of England, in it
at present exists, is 44 an excellent mu
seum of aquatic antiquities, und curiosi
ties in the marine offensive way."
It seems like a waste of time for a
young man to pass five years at West
Point that he may be called 44 Lieuten
ant," when a week's residence in Texas
entitles everybody to be called 44 Colonel.'
44 Dkskrtkd by all but his aged bob
tailed dog, his life went slowly out as the
shadows of the setting sun crept over the
front stoop of Darling's groc ery," is the
w ay they express themselves in Georgia.
Thk idea that fish diet, or at le-aM the
frequent use of fish diet, is promotive of
brain-power is growing; unci the philoso
phy ejf it is said to be that the phospho
rus contained in fish acts beneficially cm
the brain.
A Maine painterwalked three miles to
paint a hearse, the other day, under a
stipulation that his pay should be a free
ride when in the course of nature it be
came necessary for him to employ sue h
a conveyance.
An Aberdeen clergyman, advocating
corporal punishment for children, said:
"The child, when once started in the
course of evil conduct, is like a locomo
tive on the wrong track it takes the
switch to get it off."
W1'1 yu fice a young fellow strike a
match to "light his e:igar, and then restore
the unconsumed fragment to his vest
pocket, accept it as a 6ign that he has
been reading some good book on the
necessity of economy for young men
about to marry.
A lady writer points out the fact as
worthy of note that 44 while the nun who
commit suicide are almost always un
married, the women are married or w id
owed. This leads to the inference that
while men cannot live w ithout women,
women find life unbearable with men."
A person wants to be careful, of
course; but where in the crown of one's
hat can one find room for a slip contain
ing directions for the treatment of a
drow ning man ; a compendium of rules
for avoiding hydrophobia; a string of
remedies for sunstroke; and one's lire
alarm card? Nobody but a paperhangcr
could do the job well.