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RED CLOUD, WEBSTER 0., NE., THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1S74. NO. 51.
Dolrara a Year, In Advance.
odk to WAinsuToarr
J&T Taw following ole, for Wellington' birthday, la
literary cnrioalty. It i not to bo found in any.of
Ihe different edition of Jltmia' porui, but ) cV
ld from the original manupcrint now jKWBCaaexI by
S gentleman iu Cindnncti :j
Ke Spartan tnbe. no attic tbell,
No lyre JKoUan I awake ;
'TU Liberty' bold note I awell,
V." 7i Columbia, Jet me take.
lh Be Kttbcring thnucandf, while I lng,
A broken chain, exalting, bring
And data it jn a tyrant' faro !
t lad dare lilra to hli very beard,
Aad tell tiim be no more in feared.
No wore tbe De ot of Columbia' race,
tyrant proudest lasnlU bravod,
Xlty about, a l'eople freed ! They ball an Empire
s la jsan'a codlike form t ..
L M that brow erect and bokt;, agb v-W
The,'llldt raffe. the leudeat atorru.
That e'er created fury dired to rail?
Arannt I then, caitiff, aervlle, bane.
That trejubleat at a Ileapot'a nod.
Vet, crouching mder tb' Iron rod.
Mtft laud tins arm tbat at ruck tbe Intuiting blow.
Art it1011 f mau'a lnicrial line?
Host boaat tbat counteuauce dltine?
EachakiilklriR feature anwen, No !
Wot come, re pon of IJlwrtv.
Columbia offaprlni;, liniru free.
1h Tl.. 1. ...... ...Ill M f.. I.. .1.. ...
9- i '(i-r b uuur run naming JU luu tbu,
- Ye kuow and dare maintain tbe Eoyalty of man.
Alfred, on thy atarry tbrone,
Surrounded by tbe tuneful choir.
The bard tbat ent have, ("truck tbe patriot lyre,
And routed tbo freo-loni llrlton'a soul of Are,
No more Iby England own.
Darn Injured nation from tbn great dcalgn
To make l(ittod tirauta bleed?
Tby England extent tbe glorlou deed
Jlcueath her hoatile banner waving.
iKcrr pang of honor bravlne.
egKud in thunder call "The Txratit'a caue In
'i n. I'
our accural, bow did the fiends rejoice,
ll thro' all her coufluea arie tbo exulting
And hell thro' all
Tbat hour which Raw tbe gcuernu KiirIIhIi name
IJnkt with aucb damutd dreUa of everlasting
Thee, Caledonia, tby wild heath amonp,
lamed for tLe martial deed, tbo hia on-taught
To lbit I turn with nwirnniln eym.
'lere la that nutil nf h reedom tied ?
iinatluKled 1th mighty Dead !
Itcnrath that ballon ed turf where Wallace lien.
Hear It not, Wallace, In thy bed of Diatb !
Y liahhlluK wind in tllenrc iiweep ;
Diclurb not ye the hrroV aleep,
Nor Klvo tbo coward necret breath.
I tbla the ancient Caledonian form.
Firm aa brr ruck, roMatlean aa her atorm ?
Know mn tbat eye which shot immortal bate,
llla'tlng tbe Diuiot's proudext tieariug ;
Bhowme tbat arm, which, uerted with thundcrluR
liracd Usurpation' lx)ld(st darliiRl
Dark qiirnchiHl aa jondrr Flnkinj; atar,
w No more that jjUiirr liKhtens afar ;
r That paUled arm no more whirls on the waate of
A SEW DISCOVERY.
Ho was without oxecptiou one of the
ftiost extraordinary vacrabondH to bo
found upon the Pacific coast. How ho
umdo a living no 0110 can tell. His
clothes woro never of tho best, yet he
always had plenty ol money ; and
where he came from nopno,cver knew.
TD fact "nil air of mystery Infways hung
-bont Dootor Slykc, which puzzled tho
denizens of Cedarvillo exceedingly; they
never could mako him out. Whou ho
was first seen iu tho community ho was
standiug in tho dusty twilight fondly
' patting the top of a pine-stump, which
nt the timo eecmed to be Iu'h only
visible support, and buying: "Thank
yon, sonn'. Tho good hie ! aro al
ways rewarded ; horu are two bits."
Gedarvillo flourished and Doctor
Blyko became an honored citizen. Dur
ing the first weeks of his stay certain
evil disposed persons Bcemed to doubt
his right to have a placo in their midst.
Somo said ho was a road agent, who
mado his living by exactiug tribute
r from tho traveling public. Some said
ho had "mndo his pilo " in other doubt
s' ful ways, cached it, and had settled
.IfSmn sr af ! naii ll 4-v r...n.1 1 L 11..1
luunu luvL-uiuiiiiu iu opuuu IU -LUlt
' theso ill-natured reports soon died away
uuuer mo sunsntuo 01 ioclor SlyKo 6
Extraordinary ? Why, that isn't tho
word for it. Tho way that man would
"sit in Hickory Joiiumm's saloon be
fore Hickory went out of tho business
(pistol-bnli) and bluff a man right
Kiiuiiro down on tho Lreochon on a
worthless baud was perfectly miracu
lous. Ho was t-o gifted with tho power
of spcecb that it was a brave man who
darod to take a hand with him. As wo
. said before, nickory Johusou went out
of tho buMne.-s forever, and then Doc
tor Slyko was thrown upon his own re
sources. Gambling as a means of mak
ing a living was played out, and no ouo
cared to run tho bank Codarvillo was
taken with a virtuous fit and tho doc
tor was too iiigh-notioned to swing a
n After idling around in a genteel
fashion for yomo weeks tho doctor bade
tho people of Codarvillo on affectionate
adieu and was seen no more for a
Cedarville, os a matter of course, slid
jong.ou tho evcu tenor of its way after
-"-yoetor Slyke's departure, but the wary
iBJaUventnrer had bo ingratiated himself
-with her peoplo that a most substantial
. vacuum was felt in tho ranks of her so-
y s EO"HUO world ovtr; we
lwi xp to ono man in tribute to his
good -qualities and deeds, and adniiro
him as is his right. Setting asido the
caazlJics loquendi with which Doctor
Slyko was niilicted, the m-u of Cedar-
- vilk with that peculiar tato common
iu iu:u iwcuunr iJ:ace. aumiro a. rr.nn
who was death on Toker. and rnmwnn.
Iv held a first-class hand in the gamo of
Laics, said Jim Sonar rmo sirht in
gWt7 Jr-ri3om,.ixBionth ifter.
" it aial jMJfcoo'my.faseral, but I tril
yea "at doo'a agoin' ter turn up, an' thet
beforolonf. Ijaditiniaybcmes. Did
ye ver notice a ridh streak alosir
wia top of oia omn, svs tne sm west
aoi? W1L X never nnriWJ thM.
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The knob stopped
!i HML MMttefi . foat oiVa
lliaiiiii an r.- :.-
a- - m Tl
f iM Mnaoaatod kj 1
UtT Of WlWalrtsa lAirt
HKwt the aJort-ai-1 hmmd
Lbc m emkm&tioal m -a CiiMa .
--a - i Lj. ' J .. .. " -
V? otomumfeKUM n prove
be Uie iroMrtv of,Totnr Mwk
. . . I.x
mi a 4tMouaed war to
io Wuaa ia taaai lMdar
tVUk eilBaTld -t. ii.g Jaaaea fWiV
aacextoiorJiM mom aa,
... .' ;
!WoTTna dontn re
J. 9tpoJJkk eye rested vpoatke
KSOO OK aav alA-'tkU, , V 4
.wsav " w 'L uiiaa wv
Ou this particnlar eveninK Doctor
Slykc was perceptibly, sociably and con
fidentially drunk. t
"Yon did not know I was a married
man. I Happose, crentleinen ?" said this
educated vagabond, seating himself on
a barrel. "No? Well, yep. I have
been on a visit to my family, and am
now on my way to the coast to find a
suitable place to remove them to. Gen
tlemen, with all my faults, I trust I am
capable of a good actios."
To do the doctor justice, he was capo
bio of a good action, for when tbe Chi
naman slid down the flume and broke
his legs, tbo doctor nursed him as
tenderly as he would nurse one who was
qualified by birth and education W tes-
uiy ugaiBMt h waiK) nwn.. JZC,
"I trafct I am capable" of Vgood ac-
tion." There were pathos and dignity
in tho tone of tbo doctor's voice as he
uttered theso words. More, too ; there
was a world of eloquence in the wave of
the doctor's arm which had the wrist
band neatly turned over the coat-cuff
which had weight.
"1 havo been to seo my family, re
siding in Fourteen-Mile Gap," resumed
Doctor Slyke ; "and, as I said before, I
havo rcolved to bring them farther
West. To-day I camo through Carson's
Pass (having walked all the way), and
on casting my eyes toward tho summit
of tho mountain I beheld something
which thrilled mo to the very soul. I
hod mado a new discovery I"
"Cinnabar?" said Jim. "Silver?"
"Gentlemen, quicksilver is not gen
erally found at such a height. It was
not silver, but a substance which, in my
estimation, is equally as valuable."
"Is it gold?"
" It is not gold, gentlemen."
t " Then it can't be diamonds. What
in thunder is it, Doc. ?"
"Gentlemen, tho only answer I can
make is that the component parts of this
substance are known in chemistry by tho
symbols HO. I see you aro all atten
tion, gentlemen, and I will endeavor to
exnluin to you the uses of this wonder
ful ah substance, Iu tho first place,
it is a rarity in this part of the world.
It is only to bo found at very high alti
tudes, and is most common to the Arctic
and An tart ic regions. This substance
is generated in a temperature not rang
ing higher than thirty-two dogrecs.
This substance takes tho form of a
tabula rosa when tho parts ore in a com
placent state. Sometimes it assumes a
pendant form, and sometimes lumpy.
Iu appearance it is limpid, translucent,
opaque. In natnro it is the opposite
from colorific; it is brittle and easily
romoved. Its upch are many. In trop
ical latitudes its valno is incalculable,
and even in this cliroato it is valued
highly. I know that tho inhabitants of
Fiddlctown and Pokervillo wonld give
any prico could they got it, as it is
largely used in bibulous communities.
(Tho doctor's clegauco of diction was
unsurpassed.) To satisfy myself, I
toiled up tho mountain, and found that
my conjectures wero right. Said 1 to
myaolf, on beholding tho treasure. I
am a mado man. but would it not bo
playing it pretty low down on tho boys
if I did not put them up to this?' Par
don tho vulgarism, gentlemen, but my
feelings overcomo mo."
At this point tho doctor named his
"pizin" and shook hands with the
"Gentlemen," resumed tho doctoro
"a sense of gratitude to all impels md
to disclose this secret. You havo use
mo well, and when I made this discov;
ery I asked myself, 'Cut bono f For
"Lot's pre-empt right off," said a
huge-booted miner. "I'll lead off,
hey, Doe, ?"
'"Certainly, sir, cr prdc JFcrculcm,
and I know of no more capable man
than yourself. I was about to propose
it. Gentlemen ahem ! I have a fami
ly to biing on, but what I lack is tho
necessary fuuds. I maj say, under tho
present position, I am stampede in uno.
I have been an erring man, I know, but
I now t-co a chance to redeem myself.
I havo fricsd, gentlemen." added the
doctor, huskily, " who will sco mo com
fortably situated, but it is rather obnox
ious to tax their generosity."
The crowd had evidently taken a hint,
as men wero seen feeling in their pock
ets, and Jim Sprig had laid his hat on
tho bar. All this tho doctor did not
seem to notice, but kept his eyes mod
estly upon tho knot-hole in tho floor.
"Ther bank's open, mates," said
.Tamos, "an' all wot s disposed ter give
ter help a deservin' man kin walk up."
A steady firo was kept upon tho ob
jective point a few minutes, and then it
catno Bill Watson's turn. Bill tlirow in
a kine." James saw it and wont two
better. Hill saw him and raised him
"I Fee ther gentleman's pile an'
rise him agin," said James, as he felt in
his pocket. "Stumped, by thunder!"
" Hold on, gentlemoa," said tho doc
tor, fumbling at a buckle, "and I'll
" Forgive mo, gentlemen," said Doc
tor SlySo despondingly, "I forgot my
self ;" and burst into fears.
"Ono navy, with ther tumbler
broke, said Jim em
broke off neck o Jmrnln oba tnanawa
jaice-h&rp, box o caps, dast-bg, brass
nag, uvo cartridges, boat tea oaaeea o'
dust, an' ninety dalhua ia kiae."
AndTfce deposited tbe heap in tho doc
"GeBtleaaea," aeia Dr. Slykc, aia
voice treaabltag with emotion, "lam
gattefaL This aaiau&ag spirit of a
collective body is ref reaang, aad rest
assured I will repy voa. Iamoaf
cripfua Qietxc, bat BevertaeJees a
aaaa siaayiT am m44Im1 tn ai mnim
IwiUmeet voa to-awrrow at tte wkitJ
vm, wauoa caa ae seea iroat toe Jfaea.
Behind lies tie taaaeare of wait I
ajaeak. v,To-'morr0w, raatlrmaa at tea.
2oaaeeaV Wart aapaeaktita
gmt tooViiV!!!,,, of tart body of
.a - - ,:
aaamj aaajfrciawprN C
a hook eoamtear oa tmaaaaa. aa
Bat bae aad all
it tae ' doo
xxir m sextaeetBiaf basd of
ccmlO, bare 1 tm toillif d
sweating up the rugged sides of the
Sierra to view the new discovery. Near
ly eight thousand feet above them was
the white rock, behind which lay the
treasure. The doctor must have gone
ahead, and some of the mot imagin
ative thought they could detect his'iig
uro slowly plodding upward.
At all events they reached the rock
after a hard pull, and looked about
them. No doctor was to be seen. Had
they the eyes of the eagle they might
see him proceeding at a rapid pace up
Carson's Pass, with his face turned iu
an eastward direction. But as they did
not kave the eyes of tho eagle, they got
tired of waiting, and went behind tho
rock to see for themselves. Jim Sprig
was ahead, whenims eyeaeaagat a
fgleam of something white,
Yer she is. mates." said Jim with a
yell, a he sprang forward. The excited
crowd followed, and saw him lay his
hand upon a clear substance which lay
before them liko a lake.
Jim laid his hand upon it, and arose
with a face as red as a beet
"Each 'ed. by thunder 1"
Reader, tho doctor had told the truth.
It was ice.
Shyness is a curious peculiarity of
some men, and the explanation of much
that is dubious and obscure in their be
havior. It may ariso from an inherent
modesty and rclnctanco to intrude,
from a s:nso of inferiority, or a notion,
that peoplo look down on yon, iu
which case it is a kind of mistaken
pride. It often happens that a man
gets the reputation of being haughty or
unsocial, when he is only rliy. An un
conquerable bashfulne.'-H oppresses
him. When such a man is drawn into
company participating in tho exeite
mont of the hour, and having got over
all the difficulties of tho first address,
ho generally "comes out." Often wo
find him talkative and entertaining, so
that strangers go awav, saying : " Well.
there is one of the pleasantcst men I
havo ever met with." Strange itis next
day to meet the same man in the street,
and find him make an effort to avoid
you, or at least to hurry past you with
an awkward bow. Lord M., u person
of this kind, always walked along tho
inner sido of tho pavement, with eyes
ground ward bent, as if anxious to es
capo observing or being observed. A
person who is associated with him in
duty every day for one-half tho year,
has actually known him to cross to the
other sido of the road ou being ap
proached, and endeavor to escapo his
notice by pretending to take an interest
in something on tho other side of the
hedge. Men, on the contrary, who get
the reputation of being forward, aro often
merely pcrsonsof strong animal spirits ;
these rendering them frank and bold in
society, where, from the ir comparative
rank, they are cspected to bo quiet and
About the Horse.
To CrjBE PoTrus in the nostril, cut
it out ; check the bleeding by holding
caustic on the wound. Next day, and
for two or three da3s, spongo tho
wound with salt and vinegar ouco
a day. He will bo sound in a short
Curixq SciUTcnEs. Take white pine
pitch, rosin, beeswax, and honey, one
ounce each, fresh lard ono-half pound ;
melt well together over a slow fire; stir
till quite thick, so that tho parts may
not settle and separate. This also makes
an excellent application for harness
galls, cuts, and sores of all kinds on
horses or cattle.
CnAxoiso a Gait. A blacksmith has
succeeded in changing the gait of a pa
cing horso to that of a trotter by simply
fastening an extra pair of shoes, heavier
than usual, to his forefeet, whenever
le wants tho horso to trot, and taking
them off at all other times. Tho sudden
chango of weight or his forefeet forces
tho horses to change his gait.
Good Advice. When your horso
stumbles, never raise your voice tho
creature dreads its mat-tor's chiding;
never jug tho reins the mouth of the
horso is far more sensitive thau tho hu
man lips ; never use tho lah, tho horce
is so timid that tho slightest correction
overjwwers its reasoning faculties.
Speak to tho crcaturo ; reassnro the pil
pitating frame, seek to restore theso
perceptions which will form the best
guard against a repetition of the faulty
To Feed a Colt. It is the early care
of tho colt which makes or mars the
horee. Tho danger is generally in starv
ing him rather than over-fteding him.
The point to be aimed at is to keep him
growing. Ho may be fed from two
weeks old. At that time, in addition to
the milk from tho mare, he should have
a hondful at first k)f oatmeal or oats,
soaked in sweet cow's milk or water.
Iftho mare does not give much milk
this may be gradually increased up to
two qnarts of oatmeal or oats iu a few
weeks. No corn should be given to a
colt at any time, and all the oats he wi'l
eat up clean and with an eager appetite
may be given without danger. He
should be brushed
a closed stall next 1 1 the
aaare for the colt, ia which he may ran
loose when not at pastare.
How to Paasxavx a Bouquet.
WheaTOB receive a boaqaet, sprinkle
it lujktly with freak water ; then pat it
into a vessel eoataiaiag some soapsads,
WauokBoariak the roots aad keep tho
Howerstttsooaasaew. Take the boa
qaet oat of ike aada every Korainff, and
lay it sideways ia fresh water, the siock
steriaf first iato taw-water; keep it
there a waste or two, the Uk it oat
tre water. BepJeee the
wiUMooaaas fresh as whea
wy y " i ib saaaa rates, a
boaqaet may V kept batt aa beaaV
tea or as Meat oaa
wm mm -MBer m a
ft ke the
mast he strictly ob-
Iran ill i mm
vWMeV w "the last rose of sammer"
wmalhe'-leftbloomiaf aloa," bat
The Bible mentions araaiai cases of
giants, as the Rephaimslaia Anakims,
tho Emims, the ZonzonUaa, and others.
Profane historians also raeTatinn giants ;
they gave seven feet of aeicht to Her
cules, their first hero, antl la our days
wc have seen men eight feat high. The
giant who was shown in Jhmau in 1835
measured eight feet some Maajbes. The
Emperor Maximin was aftuat size ;
Skenkius and Piaterus, pjjyuicians of
Vie last century, saw Eureeal of that
stature, and Gorepius saw
wbb 10 feet high. '
Tho body of Orestes, a
Greeks, was Hi feet :-tb
fbronghtirom Arabia to
Claudius Cmsar, was near 10 feet ; and
the bones of Secondilla and Pufio, keep
ers of the gardens of Sallust, were but
six inches bhorter.
Funnam, a Scotchman, who lived at
the time of Eugcno tho Second, King
of Scotland, measured 11 feet; and
Jacob le Mai re, in his voyage to the
Straits of Magellan, reports that on the
17th day of December, 1015, they found
at Port Desire several graves covered
with stones, and having the curiosity to
remove the stones, they discovered hu
man skeletons 10 and 11 feet long.
Tho Chevalier Scory, iu his voyage to
the Peak of Teneriffe, says that they
found in ono of the sepulchral caverns
of that mountain the head of a Gaunche
which had 80 teeth, and that the body
was not less than 15 feet long.
The giant Ferragus, si tin by Orlando,
nephew of Charlemagne, was 18 feet
llioland, a celebrated anatomist, who
wrote in 1011, says that some years be
fore there was to bo seen in the suburbs
of St. Germain tho tomb of tho giant
Isoret, w ho was 20 feet high.
In Itouen, in 1509, in digging in the
ditches near the Dominicans, they found
a stone tomb containing a skeleton,
who.se skull held a bushel of corn, and
whose shin-bone reached up to tho
girdle of tho tallest man there, being
about four feet long, aud consequently
the body must havo been 17 or 18 feet
high. Upon tho tomb was u plate of
copper, whereon wus engraved, "In
this tomb lies tho noble and puissant
lord, tho Chevalier 11 icon do Vallemont,
and his bones."
Piaterus, n famous physician, declares
that ho saw ut Lucerne tho true humau
bones of a subject which must havo
been at least 11) feet high.
Vulcnco, in Dauphine, boasts of pos
sessing the bones of the giant Buctrt,
tyrant of tho Vivarais, who was slain by
uu arrow by tho Count do Cabillon, his
vassal. The Dominicans had a part of
the shin-bone, with the articulation of
the knee; and his rfgnre pointed in fres
co, with an inscription showing that
this giant was: 22 feet high, nnd that
his bones wero found in 1705 near the
banks of tho Morderi, a little river ot
the foot of tho mountain of Crussol,
upon which, tradition Eays, the giant
Jan. 11, 1013, somo masons digging
near tho ruins of a castle in Dauphine,
in a field which by tradition had long
been called tho Giant's Field, at the
depth of 18 feet discovered a brick tomb
30 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 8 feet
high, on which was a gray Btone, with
the words Thcutobochus Rex cut there
on. When the tomb wns opened, they
found a human skeleton entire 25
feet long, 10 feet wide across the
shoulders, and 5 feet deep from the
breast-bone to tho back. His teeth
wero about tho sizo each of an ox's
foot, aud his shin-bone measured four
Near Mezarino, in Sicily, 151G, was
found a giant 30 feet Iu'rIi ; his head
was the sizo of a hogshead, and each of
his teeth weighed five ounces.
Near Palermo, in the valley of Maza
ra, iu Sicily, a skeleton of a giant 30
feet long was found iu the year 1548,
and another of 33 feet high in 1550 ; and
mauy curious persons have preserved
several of theee gigantic bones.
Tho Athenians found near their city
two famous bkeletons, one 34 and the
other 30 feet high.
At Toiu, in Bohemia, in 758, was
found a skeleton, tho head of which
could scareo bo eucompassed by tho
arms of two men together, and whose
legs, which they still keep in tho castle
of that city, wero 20 feet long.
The skull of the giant fouud in
Macedonia, September, 1091, held 210
pounds of corn.
Virtue of Tar Waler.
Bishop Berkeley published a work on
"The Virtues of Tar Water," and later
in life, just beforo his death, he pub
lished a sequel, entitled, "Further
Thoughts on Tar Water. " The common
way of making it was to put a quart of
tar into a gallon of water, stir it thor
oughly, let it stand forty-eight hours,
then pour off the water. A half-pint in
tho morning, on rising, and a half-pint
on going to bed, was the common dose.
In those days it was a.'most as common
to call for a glass of tar water in a cof
fee house as a dish of tea or coffee. It
was not only regarded as a sovereign
remeoy lor many grave diseases among
knew," said Bishop Berkeley, "aay
thing so good for the ttomach as tar
watt r ; it cores indigestioe, aad gxrea a
good appetite. It is exceUeat mediciae
in an asthma. It isapcrts a kiadly
warmth and quick drcalation to the
juices, witboat heatiag, aad is, there
fore, usefal sot only as a pectoral aad
balsamic, but also as a powcrfal aad
safe dsobstrnent in tbe cachetic aad
hysteric casta. As it is both kaatrag
and diarctic, It is very good for the
graTeL I believe it is to be oCgrtat
nso in a dropsy, bsvicg kaewa it to
care a very oaa anasarca ia a
wbces thirsty thoagh very
was xa a aaort tisw remorse! by the
driakiBg of tar water. Tkf Triahfir
pablished haa great watk. "Him; r a
CtoiaotPluIosophleal T IhVfafi ami
iBamlriaa Coanwaias the Tiilaas af
Tar Watery 'ia the, year 4lt74. JTet-
withatsachaai the eemjeiaMav aad nex-
ff nhTairiaaia -wW
a af saKBee. tar wat
Oiants Some of
cvnai io toe
The arsi picimre of
Street cars in Japan.
Iowa has C2.000 Spiritualists.
Kino Koffek has 8,333 wives.
Enolaxd has 3,423,681 maids.
Queen Emma weighs 300 pounds.
Enoland is building twenty-seven
Iowa boasts of a dozen of newspapers
conducted by lady editors.
Dexvek, Col., did business to the
amount of 15,000,000 last year.
India rubber trees have been found
on tho St. John's river in Florida.
It took three tseatfctjtlalliiaa to
elect Charles Sumner Senator the first
I.v a comparatively short time Texas
will bo the most important producer of
white winter wheat m the union.
Five hundred millions of dollars aud
three millions of men aro the cost aud
force of Europe's standing armies.
It takes a domesticated Jlv a two
billionth part of a second to wink, while
an industrious mosquito can do it iu
one-tenth that time.
Last year four of the twenty cities
margining the groat lakes shipped 102,
302,890 bushels of grain, and Montreal
more than 18,000,000.
The business failures in the United
States for 1872 were 4.009; total liabili
ties, 8121,050,000. For 1S74, 5,183 ;
total liabilities, 228,499,000.
A New Youk firm havo in their store
a piece of lace live yi.rds long, worth
81,200 a j'ard, which a man could crowd
into his watch fob or pocki tbook.
A Cincinnati professor has demon
strated that a man feels just as satisfied
after lunching on a raw turnip alono as
if ho had feasted at a king's table.
The press law of Japan prohibits
newspapers from discussing tho laws,
attacking tho Government, or publish
ing any articles of an evil tendency.
The penalties vary from the chain-gang
to being burned alive.
A roKTio.v, consisting of 10,000 copies,
of a recent issiio of tho Dundee ldvcr-
titer was printed on paper manufact
ured from reeds grown on tho bunks of
tho Tny. Tho paper is said to closely
rcsemblo that mado from jute. As fur
as tho experiment has been tried, it is
said to be satisfactory.
Sm Heniiy Thomson, tho great advo
cate of cremation, is to take a pleasure
tour through tho United States. Cre
mation innovations will bo iu order.
All cities visited are to furnish, from
among the number now so anxious to
organize societies two or three persons
that arc willing to demonstrate tho prac
tical utility of the cheap funeral process
by meekly permitting their bodies to
be reduced to ashes.
The Canadian inland revenue report
gives us some interesting figures about
tho amount of intoxicating liquors con
sumed by our neigliborn on the other
side of the line. In appears that the
quantity of gallons of proof spirits
manufactured during 1873 was 5,517,
517, and though tho quantity entered
for nso was 90,538 gallons less than
during 1872, still it amounted to 4,739,
027, or considerably more than a gallon
of proof spirits for every man, woman
and child iu the Dominion.
Hebe is a hint to railway officers :
The conductor of cars in Constantinople
gives to every passenger a prize ticket,
bearing a number, which is recorded ou
the comp iny's books. A drawing takes
plnco monthly, the company having
provided a certain number of prizes.
The hope of drawing a prizo makes the
passenger anxious to send in his ticket,
aud if the returns of the conductor arc
uot equal to the number of returned
tickets, his dishonesty is easily detected,
and ho is at once discharge!.
The United States Postoffice Depart
ment announces th it articles of agree
ment providing for an exchange of
postal cards between this country and
Switzerland havo been concluded, and
aro now in tfllct. The postage on
postal cards sent from tho United States
and addressed to Switzrriaud hns been
fixed nt 2 cents each, prepayment to bo
made bv affixing thereto an ordinary 1
cent. Tjfnited States postage-stamp in
addition to the stamp printed or im
pressed on the card.
Pnaninrila nonnll lrnn tlioir CTiltm.
fjwaana a &: aaj w ' av -w
bles concealed about their houses. In
the towns of the interior no one makes
use of a bank, preferring to lose the in
terest oa their mouey rather than n.k
the principal. The poorer class of
Spaniards carry the whole of their
worldly goods about them. Their fare
is the very simplest. Bread and fruit
and fruit and bread, with now and then,
for the men, a g'ass of the rough red
wine of the country, is the snple of
their sustenance, Tho only thing abont
which the Spaniards, high or low, are
really particular, is their water. In a
country where the women drins nothing
whatever but water, year s end to year s
end, and the men little else, it is quite
poorest hat, oaly tenanted by a few
wcodcatten, ox itiaeraat miners, and
ask for a caw af water, aad the little
jturo, or poroaa fuar-taoathed water-
pir, will be aabooked from tbe peg
where it ataade ia the sua, and voa will
Lave a driak of aha parest, eoldest wa
ter, tram the choicest spriag water,
pet haps, brought from a dietaace of
three miles by the water-earrier. Oaly
be sare yoa hald the Jmm shore yoar
head with bath heads, aad Boar the w4
er dowa yoar throats ia a refreshing
far yoar maaaers are voted
amaaaajtif TOBtoaeh the brim
wife year life. Very few amoag theae
larawreiaaaasaaa read aad write. There
are bo achoola to apeak of ia them
lioarereB for the higher etaasaa there
toBadawaU-aorB lady sot
TerywaM bb to writiag a letter. The
the f aaaisi Boor maa has the
An Incident or the Mill Hirer Disaster.
Northampton (Maa.J Cor. New York HeraMJ
Among the multitude of strange nnd
touching events incidental to this
calamity is one showing tho remarkable
sagacity and intelligence of the canine
raco which is worthy of record. Col.
Haydeu, ono of the sous of tho late
LicnL-Gov. Haydeu, owns a noblo dog
of the St Itoniaril simsmpji TTrt li.i for
a long timo been a tillage favorite, and j
pel of tho school-children, who wero!
taught near the Haydeu residence. He
was as punctual at his receives as tho
foremost child. Tho little ones could
adorn his tail with fancy ribbons, wind
their jumping rones all around lmn. ana
sendhimlo fetch stickvpuh him off
tne Dank into tho river, harness him up
ana run the streets with switch in hand,
and in fact do almost anything with
him, and yet he was their close friend
and protector. It is said of him that
ho had a sin-cial liking for little girls,
aud that ono of his greatest faontes
was tho little Birmingham girl who was
swept down and lost with her father, and
ail her brothers and sisters. A put
from-her hand was seemingly enough
to repay him for waiting until
was out, when he would almost invnti-
iiuiy accompany iter nome. Jitit tne
mastiff had another friend in Mr. Eli
Bryant, tho father of Mrs. Col. II lyden,
u gentleman something over hixty
years of age. Ho was delighted to bo
with him, uneasy when ho was nwny,
and always when he could, ho would
accompany tho old gentleman in his
walks about the village. Mr. Bryant
wus among tho victims of tho disaster,
and so wero many others of tho dog's
out irieuus. Jt said that no human
beings e-er expressed a keener sciio of
the general surrounding sadutKt than
he. His movements even in the bustle
and confusion of tho occasion wero
noticeable. Ho went to tho school
house, but came almost directly homo
again. He introduced himself upon tho
domain of the family, and was in awry
part of tho houso MiiiOiug about. An
old pair of boots of Mr. Bryant's at
tracted his reented attention, as did
alt-o several articles of clothing of his
lost fiiond. Sunday afternoon he
started out and followed tho r-enrchers
for bodies on tho meadow lands. This
afternoon he was seen on 3Iillers Hate,
pawing in the sand. His actions finally
excited huflicieut attention to attract
visitors, who found that he had dug
quite a trench. In this excavation the
ctiuso of tho creature's vigorous efforts
aud his barking was explained. There
was disclofcd tho lower portion of a
man's limb, tho toes of bin shoes being
upturned. They could havo hardly
been moro than half .exposed to view
when the dog discoveicd them. Tho
next half-hour revealed tho form of Mr.
Bryant. As tho workmen prosecuted
their digging around tho lody tho dog
lay down at tho feet. Finally, when thj
face was exposed to view, the paor
creature seemed overjoyed, but when u
cloth was wrapped mound tho rigid
form and tho removal was begun, the
noble animal rcenied bowed with grief
and sullenly and radly he followed the
party home. Diligent search had been
made for these remains in this exact
locality, and it is barely possible
that any human being could havo ever
found the imbedded corpse. It is rea
sonable to believe that sorno of thoe
now missing aro beneath the sand-beds,
which wecre swept over the intervids
nnd loft by the Hood, their bones to bo
found in after timo by accident or by
tho changing of theeoursoof Mill river.
The epot where Mr. Brynnt's body was
found is many yards from the river bed.
The Monastic Libraries.
The seals of some of the oldest and
most valuable mon-istic libraries in Italy
ore atlast to bo broken. Priceless mon
UFcripts yet uncollected, works of in
estimable value for historical investiga
tions, have long been buried ami closely
guarded within the walls of the con
vents. If any persistent explorer has
gained admis-ion to them, he has still
been met with such vexatious restric
tions us made the libraries practically
os inaccessible as if they wero on Mt.
Athos or Sinai. Now these treasures,
with the important exception of those
contain d in the Vatican, are to be oi
fice to the studt nt asif thry were placed
on the shelves of the British Muse
um or in the alcoves of our own publ.c
library. The commission on the prop
erty of the suppressed convents in
Rome have determined to preserve three
only out of tho forty librancn intact.
These are the C.sanatens in tho Min
erva, the Dominican monastery win re
the Inquisition held its wttiiigs, the
Angelica, belonging to the Angustinian J
order, and the AIie?sandrina inthe bni
verfcity, the three largest and most iui'
tho mtv Thor rnntain iieoi'ier a liL.
nnrmni. i:iirnnp nirr iriA tauun in
tie over 300.000 volumes. Of the books !
in the other mona-teries, there are to be ,
selected 000,000 volumes, half of which
are to be div.ded nearly equally amongst
tbec three libraries. The commission
proposed to give the 300,000 volumes
which aro le!t to the municipality of
Rome for a ciy library. This is to con-
ijrorks relating to the history
s topography, chrcno'ogy,
ions of life and customs
of famous Romans. In
rtmento it will be particu
interesting. There is also
the cur lit ranr tee rau-
of the order of the Ora-
under, St. Filippo Neri, '
!nntirnf flti.nr.n-i !
i inventor of the oratorio,
the Oratory or building
compositions were firxt
imoDgst thee archive
lanyvcry valuable and
jcd works of renowned
rahestnna and others.
bouble wrrs Ej& XAistatuxiteeknBdredTaraaoaLaacinaa
of our readers - '" '
vith the Canada th ,
have been almott driven i
be inel-scd to doubt the
plan which " W. H. G.
from Minitowoc, Wi?.
is a man there who caa i
rbarra, aad, f Brtberraore,
le, for be has advertised j
h procc&s." Some i
a 1 i
to irr caanaisg : rcrne I
- "t r
PUAYKU III.W UtT.
hutier are np at ta wln.lowa: tbe boit H
turnn! no la tbe door
Of tae Brivxery en tl.e corner laal few aar ca
Ir the woturn ct from tlirlr iltllng aJ
k'aUirrr J Ue .hop atant.
Anil Tom alhl out at tae baek-Ooor, ter the Wvtucu
kvui pra)claica out.
WVe arnrtet that fellow, aat &nr Vu, tncrw
ttiuea Mian I'e Omcrr. antj tora.
lint wr netrr oniKt t?p lor a moment foun
tain cf human wvr ;
With the money he made ou hi vhUky he roulj
wt'lafl rd to pay :
Uut he tlutul know how to meet the Ive that rate
tofcL bar to I ray.
We're tried 011 him moral taal- ; wera rk'tttrrtl
the rulti rup Jbt
Liu the icri ul htfav4 of otfrUteicv; tmtorla
ror caa urrn iot nasai :
arfinuieut our rolleya of
Tom Murp'iy roiild .Und the prraaure when
m 111111 earn- afvnt.
To pray and rr pin bl bar-room Ut plead with
hi h'art of t ne;
lint when Uw) t'linrilo.nlo battallvua and knelt
on hi. Iar-im Co'r,
The abnttrra weut Up at the wtndona the kry
turned the bolt tn the dour.
Tom Murphy haa brlbnt our Judge
alt our Jurlrn, t(;
Our aliu;!r prajrr aud entreaties he atubU'ruly
' "ut "' -'liI'' "' Ca.tle Hutu haa flil from hla ut Id
Tor he rouldul buy off the worsen '
floor to pray.
i ho knelt on
Dtm't ulbb?e al.mt who did It ; enonph that th
work 1. dune ;
Aud in itlirr. .hall .rek at Murphj'a no more for a
ruined ami ;
Tho law j era, aud moral aliaalon, may lie able tome
fora to rout,
Uut Kite me the prajtiift worues. who pra)ed Tom
" SruiiT or the Phess." A glass of
When is a balloon not a balloon? When
A health that is very rarely drunk
The public health.
Tin: "coughing boss" is tho Indian
name for locomotive.
IIownatvhl it iz for man when ho
makes a mistake to korrect it by kuss
ing somebody else for it. Josh JIM
itift. Woman is like ivy tho more you aro
ruined the closer she clings to jou. An
oltl bachelor adds : "Ivy is like woman
tho closer it sticks to you tho moro you
A man from Plarerville, Cal., when
asked by a Saratoga waiter what ho
would lmo for breakfast, replied:
" Well, I rather guess I'll just flop my
lip over a chicken."
The " clement" of a quarrel Irate
party to 'bus driver: "Why don't you
attend to my hail ?" 'Bus driver, with
diguity and a " pulling team," " 'Cause
I had my hands full of rein."
0th 1 said a love-sick Hibernian,
what n recreation it is to bo dying of
love! It sets tho heart aching so
delicately there's no taking a wink of
sleep for the pleasure of the pain.
It was an unfortunate idea, making
tho new ten-cent scrip so much liko tho
fifty cent scrip. It is no pleasant sen
sation, after hurrying homo from a
store, nnd all tho way being under tho
impression that you havo beaten
somebody out of forty cents, to find
that vou hove the right change, after
William M. Evahts, in a recent
speech at tho Lotus Club, told of a
lankcc schoolmaster who undertook Ut
mako compulsory poets of his scholars,
and was obliged to listen to this effusion
of one of them :
Oh, l.oj-ef nt JoTe, lend n thlti. lid.
To b'lp u. wretehed acbvlar;
WVSe lilrrd a fool to traeh till, acbool.
And y him fifty dollar.
" Nothing," said an impatient hus
band, " reminds me ro much of Balaam
ond his ass rw two women stoppingin
church and obstructing tho way, to in
dulge in thtir everlasting talk.' " But
you forget, my dear," returned the wife,
meekly, " that it was tho angel who
stopped the way, and Balaam and his
as who complained of it."
A little fellow the other day was en
deavoring to excite n playmate's admi
ration for his older sister's beauty.
"Isn't she haudromo?" ho asked.
" Yea, pretty handsome." " But isn't
sho very handsome?" "Well, somo
very," which is a distinction as is a dis
tinction. Such a nicty of discrimina
tion in the over-tutored mind of youth
could only have found expression in tho
" Hub." yew York World.
A Baltimore woman a few days sgo
took to the Itegister of Wills in that
city a will mule by her husband, which -bIic
desired io file for probate. " When
did ho die ?" inquired the sympathetic
clerk. " Why, bless yoa respoaded
the woraa';, " ho an't dead yet, but ho
gaVO me i-ZSt pointing to the Bill, Sfid
He dnnks a quart of liquor every day,
guess, continncu nut witn a
" hell play oat in about three
montlis." The oJBccr had no moro to
but filed owsy tbe will.
Canon Fremantlc. in a recent lecture
v a A t a 2
in lnilon en AXK-nes, aaui ibsk 'no
American will enter into domestic serv
ice. 11 that were right it woaJd Iw2
equally wrong to keep a servant. Bat
the same people who regard domestic
service as a degradation bare no sera-
pies again t employing Irish or German
bcrvants. Tho Canon thought there
was a truer feeling in England, wherc
V. muf fortrinTlii rel al'aaic arm ataWQ
found to exist between master and serv
ant. The Canon, however, said be
would leave it to bU hearers whether
the excessive independence of the Amer
ican or tho def ccdence of tbe English
workman was preferable. At a statioa
in Bcton he toned it impossible to sTft
anv one to carrr lm foatraare to aaother
to do it himself, thoazb. as there were
aeveral boiaw; ho weald gteaVy have
paid. Whan be arrrred at Aattoa ata-
tioa, Loadoo, two tae-feuowB ram aa
the fide ot his cab all tho way to
G:oorstr Plain ever a mile for the
chance of parsing sisprace for earryiag
in tbe lngjrage. Which, he asked, is
bstler state of thisrs that ra
which vou cannot ect a mas to work for
yoa, or lazi in wmca nmaaB wi sm
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: citro-giJceriE?. j ec&ap aaa to xu9 nccJUloa vt f
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