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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER. Proprietor.
BED CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA
k wild tiirds sing lis resjxrson?
v hsca, clear and strong.
Upon th nigat air's fragrant breath
Is borae along.
Tse -fcado-vs deep and dper irrow;
Tn- winds are low;
Th distant mountain-tops have caudal
The western slor-.
B :wen the cloud of crimson dy
That deck the sy.
There hursts a light from ihinrng realsn
That further lie.
O jriorr of the djin day.
Fade not away.
But -end us. f.-oa yon golden heights,
A parting ray
O day, whose hours were fraught with care.
How wondrous fair
Your clo-e. so full of quiet peace
And beauty rare:
May life's last sunset b as bnsht.
As filled with lijtht.
Till, m us srlorv. all earth's cares.
Are lo-t from ij?ht.
7'jli.z K. u'wjJttii. Li SprUajJlcbl yildu.j e-
THE PILOT'S STORY.
Recollection of the Rivor St.
This I- the story told me by the In
li:ir. phot of one of the grand tearners
that ply the River St. Lawrence, and
are known to tourists from Montreal
and Quebec to Rimou-ki:
So you would like to know why I
scare at that headland? You notice
that -ape? Yes. forfeit's Cape, we
fall it. and a bad place it used to be.
You notice the light-house that stands
there: Ye-. Well. I lived by that
headland long before the light-house
v.-a built, a matter of nearlv liftvvear
airo. I hau that s:ime foriett's fane,
though I never heard tell of more than
one wreck. It happened after the light- j
hnii-e -.r-.; hniir th u.tt. irr- ,r
ouf. and put out on purpose, too. It's
well nign forty years since, but I re
member it as if it were but yesterday.
Theve wa- then a little bit of a set
tlement down near the mouth of the j
creeK which you may have noticed
-mpti-s Into the river just above the j
Th.-re wprn't Tn-rn,niU i;v,i
. . j,,.,.. ..-,...
k there, and the bigge-t and most impor
tant man in the place wa- Charlie Cor
lett. He. was a North of England man.
I've heard tell, and anyhow he owned
even, are of land and every stick of
timWr for milen around. Be-ides. at
that time. Corlett- was the only gri-t
and lumber mill within a hundred
!e in anv direction. Then he
ie nnlv I
a fa little schooner about the onlv I
one that traded to the settlement, mak-
:ng :r:: up ana Cown tne river, be
tween Quebec and the Provinces. Al
though Corlett was a rich man for
tho-e cay-, he was fond of sailing and
had a notion to run the schooner him
self. Charlie Corlett would have
passed for a handsome man anywhere,
and he was. by long odds, the finest
built man in the settlement. But
Charlie had a terrible temper. He
was so Used to having his own way
that when any thing or any body
thwarted him he was a regular devil
in his fierce, unreasonable anger.
When the light-houe was built a
young Frenchman from Three Rivers
was put in charge as keeper. He was
a fine voung fellow, and if he was not
handsome nor so rich as Charlie .
forfeit, he w:is ilL id a good deal bet
ter by the boys.
Corlett was som ten or twelve years
older than young Lector Baptiste. but.
as 1 k--c would hav, it. they both fell in
love with the sa ae woman. Indeed,
that w.L- hardlv to be wondered at.
seeing that Lizz e Lenox was the only
pretty marriageable white woman in
the settlement. Both men loved the I
girl well and s'ncerelv. and both made i
her an honorable oiler of marriage.
Ji course Liztie couldn't marry both j crfx: showed up, but the Captain was
of them, and strange a- evervbodv ! taissing.
thought it. she cho-e Hector. The j The ,aat'- toId me to - UP to the viI
f aptain. as we all called Corlett. was la-e for nelP- while ue und the others
furious with rage, and he tried in ' stayed by the vessel. In five minutes
very way he could think of to induce l c:vrae UP to tne "-ht wnich had de
he rriri to change her mind. He ' 0t-ive" U:? all and caused the wreck. It
argued with her
in vain, and then
threatened to use hL- influence with
the government to have Hector turned
out of the iight-house- Then he brought
co-tiy presents from Quebec and St.
Johns, which Lizzie refused to accept.
The simple fact was that Lizzie never
liked tae ( antam. and the more he
tried to win her love, the closer she
stuck to Baptiste.
I wa- at that time sailing with Cap-
Aa Afcaolate Cjaij.
The Original Abietine (,ti:-te
only put up in large two Ai
boxes, and 16 an ab-olute c very
sores, bums, wounds, chsadly
and all skin eruptions. "W"
cure all kinds of piles. J "
Original Abietine Ointmenj
Henry Cook at 25 cents p pa
mail 30 CU. ered
said X bail lorgctten soinrnxng and
told me to get out the yawl and run
him ashore. When we were in the boat
lie says to me: "Pierre." he says, I
saved your life once, didn't I?"
"Yes. Cap," says I and he did: he
jumped overboard for me when I fell
from aloft two years before.
Well," says he. "one good turn de
serves another, doesn't it? Now you
just keep to yourself whatever you
may happen to ee to-night. Fm ffoin'
up to tho liht-house to settle an old
"For God's sake. Cap,'' says I, "don't
do any thing you'll be sorry for!"
"That's all right." he says, -you
needn't be afear'd. I'm jroin to give
that French puppy a piece of my mind,
and perhaps a licking, that's alL"
And I think he meant no more than
what he said, so I made no answer. I
was only a lad, and an Indian at that
he was a white man and my Captain.
Besides, as he had reminded me, I
owed him my life.
It was about eight o'clock of a Sep
tember evening. I could see the lan
tern lights being lit in the light-house,
and knew that Hector was there and
probably alone for although there was
a small cottage attached to the light
house it was never used as a dwelling.
Corlett jumped ashore and bade me
wait for him. In the stillness I could
hear words that were said. Corlett
You French sneak. I want a bit of
reckoning with you!"'
"Those are hard names. Captain."
said Baptiste. "and I don't like them
0. you don't eh? Well, you
shouldn't deserve them. then. I don't
like having a crawling Frenchman
coming up here and stealing away the
woman I had intended to marry.
That's what you did!"'
"Captain Corlett, you lie!"
"For calling me a liar, take that!
And for playing dirt on me take that
In a moment there was a scuffle up
in that little room under the lantern,
and the next thing I heard was a
splash in the water.
I thought it time to interfere but as
I ran the boat aground Corlett jumped
in and shoved off. As I opened my lips
to speak, he shouted in a terribly ex
"Don't you ask any questions and
don't you say a word on ship-board, or
I'll shoot you without warning!"1
I confess that during that evening I
was a coward and was afraid of the
i Captain in his mad raire.
ded n our trip to Montreal, whither
we carried a cargo, and started back
liirht- In a week we were again near-
night, though not
It was a squally
very rough, but
dark as pitch. The tide was running
out and the wind was from the west.
The Captain had been drinking
whisky pretty freely all through the
trip, and he was in no shape to take
ttie scnooner into tne creekevea in tne
I best of weather. The mate tried to
. persuade him to keep outside until the
l morning. "No!" says he. Tm running
J this vessel. I'm Captain here, and you
' fellows will do as I tell you. or Til
; know the reason why." With whisky
in his head and pistols in bis pockets,
Corlett was a dangerous customer, and
we prepared to make the best of ;
job. We all knew that we were t
J- e a11 knew" that we "'re pretty
near the headland,
but what puzzled
the boys was that no light was to be
seen. I had my own suspicions but
dared not mention them.
"Boys," said the Captain, at last a
little sobered in his efforts to make the
creek "guess we won't try to make it
to-night. Keep her off a bit. and go
easy down the river."'
At that instant I saw a light flashing
right ahead of us. It didn't look ex
actly familiar, but we all took it for
"That's lucky." says the Captain.
"I thought we were further off shore.
Hard a-port"' he shouted. "We'll clear
the point in good shape now."
Meantime the wind had been gather
ing strength and the water was much
rougher. We were now spanking along
with reefed sails at twelve or thirteen
knots an hour.
Suddenly there came a crash. We
J nad run aground on the point, two
hundred yards the land side of the
light-house! It was such a shock that
in ten minutes the schooner was break
ing to pieces and sinking. Then it was
each man for himself. I was the first
to pick myself up on the low rocks and
the mate was with me. Soon afterwards
three of the boys, which completed the
wa.- a large, bright lantern, in the
hands of Lizzie Hector Baptiste's wife!
Lizzie." I cried, "for Heaven's
I sake, what Ls this? Do you know what
She did not look her old self at all.
She was pale and haggard and was
drenched with the spray from the surf.
"No." says she. in a strange tone,
not one bit like her old voice. "So:
what have I done?"
"Why. girl." I says, "you holding
that lantern down the shore put Captain
Corlett out of his reckoning, asd he
ran the schooner aground. What's
more. I guess the Captain's drowned."
"Ah!" she says, with a sort of sigh
of relief and satisfaction. Listen to
me. Pierre. I intended to wreck
Charlie Co rlett's vessel. I know it was
wicked, but he was wicked and made
me so. He killed my poor Hector
why shouldn't I kill him? I expected
the schooner would be here to-night
I hoped it would. So I did not light f
up at the light-house. Instead. I
held this lastern up as high as I
could reach, where I knew it would
fool Corlett. You say he is drowned?
Well. I am glad that is what I wished.
As she spoke before I could inter
fere she jumped, lantern in hand,
from the ledge of rock on which she
stood into the deep waters. I rushea
in after her as far as I dared in the
swirling tide, and peered .into the
darkness but could see nothing of
The next morning, except for the
wrecked schooner, there was little
trace of the storm: acd. in the bright
autumn sunlight., there came floating
along the creek into the quiet settle
ment, carried by the tide, two drowned
bodies. One was Charlie Corlett, and
the other was poor Lizzie.
Fm seventy years old, sir. and I've
followed the river all my life, passing
Corlett's Cape a thousand times but I
can't forget it, I can't forget it. De
troit Free Pre..
Hints of Volapuk That Hare Found Ad
mirers In X any CountriM.
Every cultivated language shows '
more or less of art in its construction.
but it is unconscious art. Some recent ,
attempts to frame a universal language
are made without any concealment of
artificial contrivance. The inventors j
of these strange tongues seem to take
pride in their ingenious schemes. t
Readers have seen numerous notices
of Volapuk. one of the candidates for
universal favor. The name illustrates
well the formation of the language.
It is formeu from the German Volk,
people, and the English word, speech
The material is taken chiefly from En
glish, French and German, but tho
parts are worked down a good deal be
fore they are put together again
rivals to volapuk
It may not be so
that already several rivals to Volapuk
have appeared. The most prominent
of these is Pa-iilingua, which differs
from the former in taking its material
from the Greek and Latin languages.
Its name is compounded of the Greek
Pas, all. and the Latin lingua, meaning
tongue or language. The name indi -
cai.es a language ior au. or tne lan
guage of all: almost a perfect synonym
for Volapuk. A comparison of the
two tongues will show wherein they
differ. Thus: What o'clock is it? is in
Volapuk : "Dup kimiil vinos?"
In I'll J!lltl TF-i t i h.in .-&.? fr j iili(t
. .;. UUtfc4u . Vu.
Where do you live? is in Volapuk:
"KipUw.e lo!en.i?" in Pasilingua: "L7i
Not even do these two complete sys
tems have the field all to themselves.
A more recent dialect, for that is what
it is. appears under the name Spclin.
Some explanation mav be needed to
show that thi name is formed from ,
Pasilingua, and has nothing whatever
to do with spelling. The syllable lin i
represents in a more lazy way than
liurjij UiC UiU tl.'f UUl
7 a fav W .-v i"v Mj- fm,-9tlim Wl . - at
pe is a
slovenly representation of Pas, and the
prefix s as a sign of a collective noun L:
no improvement upon the methods ol J
the most highly inflected languages.
There is still another system devised
for universal use. which is called Lin
gualumina. This name is clearly de
scriptive, and means the language ol
light. Whether it really possesses any
light of its own depends upon the ac
quaintance the person who uses it may
have with the languages from which iu
elements are taken.
In fact, here is the difficulty with
every one of the systems proposed.
Those who devise them are familiar
with all the languages upon which they
draw for material, and to their view
the meaning of their speech is plain;
but those who know only one language
find it requires about the same study tc
learn Volapuk. for example, as to learn
a foreign tongue. While these experi
ments are being carried on, it is en
couniging to note that the English lan
guage is gaining ground as rapidly a?
ever. Youth s Companion.
How to Produce Merit.
Ti-:n!if?ul VantT."1tirif lifi. it wilT-
...wn.w.. ..i..v,.v. .... ..., ...w
Known launs. e Know ine oenevo-
lence that uoes not "Help a man tc
help himself is not beneficent. We
know that nothing is at its best whieh
nut:: nll.lslTt..2a rtTUrr-itirtYi nnnn tTij
iut uvun.; vpuuuuc t.uu k..v.
beneficiary. We know that to produce
merit is at least as good as to find it:
.... ,.:.:, u,. , .1.... i
tun., to ;iu;;uieui. i- is waiT uuu. merei
m i-.t"ir1 it-tVnt if j Vwkt- it 1-? i ?ii
,-., tv.-t.ii. .... ........ ..3 ..,....-.. ....uuun.
simple recognition, -ncouragement.
and opportunity: and that even in giv-
ing these, all gratuitousness is danger-
ous; and. especially, that there are
great risks in all sudden abundance,
Benevolence has learned that even in '
social science there is room and need j
for sentiment, but that sentiment must '
follow and obey reason, not lead and j
rule it. All these things we know by i
heart, and yet our failures go on. '
Some say that charity has still too
much sentiment. But in fact it has j the poet knows that only illusions are ! order of firing?" said one. "O," re
not yet enough. Some say that it ha-1 true Look vou. the man whom vou plied the Captain, generously, "com-
taKen on too muen science, nut really
it has not enough. There ought to be
no lack of sentiment in the word science.
Yet many regard science as something J
that complicates simple things, whereas
it simplifies complex things. If science
deals with complex things, so does
every other province of human life:
but our mental indolence loosely treats
complexities as though they were sim
ple, and science as the breeder of com
plexities. Human benevolence still
needs a more scientific thoughtfulness
to see complexity of things too often
thus far treated as simple, and a
greater depth of sentiment to remem
ber it. Our efforts are still crude.
Miss Muittim "Don't you find it
very hard to catch Mr. Warden's ex
pression. Mr. Soley?" Mr. Sole;.
(who is sketching the lawn 'tennis
party) "Just about as hard as it is to
catch trout in Rockaway inlvt." Miss
Multum "Why. there is no trout
there." Mr. Soley "I know it."
A number of ladies in Philadelphia
get their bonnets very cheaply by hav
ing a clever girl milliner out of employ
ment come to the house. They pay her
five dollars a day, and in one day she
trims np the bonnets and hats for all
the women in the uuniiy.
GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE.
Mora Than a Million Said to Have ZWea
Staked t'pon the Rnlt.
The greatest steamboat race that wag
ever run in the world was that which
occurred in June. 1S70. from New Or
leans to St. Louis, between the Robert
E. Lee and the Natchez. The latter was
built at Cincinnati, was commanded by
Captain T. P. Leathers, and in June of
the above year made the fastest time oa
record from New Orleans to St. Louis.
1,278 miles in three days, twenty-ono
hours and fifty-eight minutes. Tho
Robert E. Lee was built at New Albany
during the war and was towed across
the river to the Kentucky side to have
i her name naiated on her wheel houses.
a matter that was deemed prudent in
those exciting times. She was com
manded by Captain John W. Cannon,
who died at Frankfort. Ky.. in 18S2.
There was great rivalry between the
boats, and when the Natchez made her
great run Captain Cannon determined
to beat it. He stripped the Lee for the
race removed all parts of her upper
works which were calculated to catch
the wind: removed all rigging and out-
fit that could be dispensed with to
hghten her; engaged the steamer r rank,
Pargoud to precede her a hundred
miles up the river to supply coal; ar-
(ranged with coal yards to have fuel
flats awaiting her in the middle .
. ,? ...-, .u i ...
tow under wav until the coal could De
j transferred to the deck of the Lee, and
' then to be cut loose and float back. He
refused all business of every kind, and
would receive no p:issengers. The
Natchez returned to New Orleans and
received a few hundred tons of freight
j , .
w passengers, and was adver
tised to leave for St. Louis on June :U). I
In the afternoon the Robert E. Leo '
backed out from the levee, and five
minutest later th VriTih7 followed
ritit. TVw J,j-vl .kt, .,. -. ,Vw! !,.
race with breathless interest, a it had '
beea esteosivel y
advertised by the
press, and the telegraph attended its
progress along the river at every point.
! At all the principal cities Natchez,
pass, anu me lime oi i
passing was cabled to Europe.
Cairo was reached tne nice was vir
tually ended, but the Lee proceeded to
-:.. . i jr. :
euriiieex: uours anu iourieen oiinuies
r .i. .- u t . v i t
from the time she left ew Orleans.
beating by thirty-three minutes the
previous record of the Natchez. The
latter steamer had run into a fog and
grounded between Memphis and Cairo,
which delayed her more than six
hours. It is said that ;0.00) people
crowded the wharf, the windows and
the housetops to welcome the Lee on
her arrival at St. Louis. Captain Can
non was tendered a banquet by the
business men of the city, and was gen
erally lionized while he remained here.
It was estimated that more than
Sljy'O.OOO changed hands on the result
of the great race. Many of the bets
were withdrawn, however, on the
ground that the Lee had been assisted
the first hundred miles of the trip by
the power of the Frank Pargoud added
to her own. and many steamboat men
have ever since regarded the Natchez
as the fastest boat of the two, but think
she was outgeneraled in the race by
the Le-. There was so much adverse
comment afterward by the press that
there has been no attempt since to re
peat such a performance. St. Louis
MAN'S TRUE CHARACTER.
In MtMt InttancM Jt j cauej Forth Only
,y urcat Emergencies.
Great emergencies call forth the great
soul. War in the twinkling of an eye
turns village drunkards and pettifog-
: 1 :. " .1 ..... ..
yimr iii.vyers into i enerais anu stai.es-
men. Love transforms Cymon from a
brute into a man. Necessitv makes
.. . . T .
snascespetire a Uramatist: accident re-
..., . l.:, . . -. Ti. . ..
eais oeot ills true powers, lueiuosii
commonplace men and women have
passed through the fool's paradise of
love, when they were divine beings
worshiping divinity, and in that fool's
paradise they for a brief moment found
their true selves, saw deep into the
SOi:l of their consort. That flitting
dream was in truth an awakening, the
brief opening of the spiritual eye.
When the world of facts has passed
a.vay. our dreams may remain. The
man of common sense asks for realities!.
Iiat are there not women who wni-hin'
him. children who look up to him?
ho sees the true man vou who hate
him. or thev who love him 3
Love is a
divine delight: it reaches out over and
around its object into the illimitable;
it is a part of the over-soul of the in
finite, of God. Hatred is painful. It
strains arm nicks the boav, it blinds
tne vision, it ma:tes man
conscious Oi .
his mortal limitations. "Love sees the
virtues that are of the soul: hatred
only the diseases of the skin." "All
men have their faults, and stealing was
Bill's." said a weening widow over the
ow over the
eornseu; a uesiierauo snoi in :irremiuofi i
lcksburg. Helena, and Memphis " , . ,
. . - .. r . m the neek. The sleeves are short, i
, peoole tor manv miles were present to , . . - , . . . , .
. , " ... . and the nrineesse is demi-trained and
see tne racers nass. ana tne timeoti . . ..' . , ... .
..,- .... .1 1-1.? i tlrt.t,-.I.. F n n iv v-stta fvin I rt m j-tn
burglary. And grotesque, ludicrous
as the expression may seem, she was
right. She knew that not in the rob-
ber. the law-breaker, the outcast, did j
the real man shine forth, but in those
rarer moods of kindliness and gener
osity when he was the true friend and
husband. Perhaps when two enemies.
who have refused to see any good in
each other on this earth, meet here
after in another world free from the
muddy vesture of decay which clogs
their vision here, the first thought of
each will be: "is this the beautiful
soul that I maligned and hated?"
Pastures can not be continually
cropped without something being r
turned to prevent loss of fertility.
NEW YORK FASHIONS.
An Epitome of the Principal Features of
Autumn Fa.hiuu 1'lates.
Directoire gowns and bonnets1 are
very becoming to tall, stately women.
Many of the latest toilets for brides
maids are quaint and old-fashioned in
effect, and many toilets of this descrip
tion made by London modistes are
modeled after dresses popular in the
Dark-green rough straw hats faced
with a shirring of dark-green net. and
trimmed with drooping pink gladioli
and grasses, are pretty for either morn
ing or afternoon wear in the country
during the autumn. Tuscan hats in
Directoire style have their ample brims
faced with black or dark-colored vel
vet, and are garnished outside with
wreaths of pale-green hops and crim
son and yellow nasturtinm blossoms, or
j with chaplets of unripe hazel nuts and
There is still a rage for plaids, and
t their reign is likely to prove a longer
one than was at first prophesied ex
tending at least tnrough the fall and
. winter s:isnn Plnidpd surahs, mm.
combined with cashmere or Henrietta
doth are made fa manv stvlish
ways. long effects being particularly
popular. There are brought out at-
, tractiye pattern3 in blue 'and white.
j cream and crushed strawberry, vieux
j rose and olive, bronze and amber, nine
green ana almond, doe color anu uan
lia. and a host of other novel plaids,
barred with hairlines of golden brown,
black, cardinal, gold and green.
Mousselaine de soie, a most beautiful
diaphanous silk muslin of exquisite
texture, is a very fashionable material
for dancing toilets. A gown worn by
the wife of an armv officer summering
i at Long Branch is made of tea-rose
i mousselaine de soie figured with tiny
blossoms and foliage.
The dress is made up over a princesse
slip of willow-green surah, its sheen
but faintly showing beneath the airy
silken folds of the transparent muslin.
I There is a low bodice of the silk, with
artisticallvdraned with the silk muslin
a at'n,b i nimnst inflisnon.nHn
i if one would keep the dress fresh when
driving or traveling. It is a poor in-
vestment to purchase a dust-cloak of
, , ... t-,,..
i cheap alpaca, with the ruche pinked at
" , l ., . l . ,
the edges. The latter is sure to frav
I and soon look verv shabbv. It is far
better to purchase one of
I simplv hemmed all round. A nun's
cloak. Portia pelisse. Irish peasant
nlnn!r ri- Trfintvtif- tVii titln mne h. fn
a dust-cloak, or however smart or
stylish in effect, is not suitable for
street wear, though many women ap-
pear upon the promenade enveloped in
t. t,: ... ; ,, ..ti .,-i -
liictUt xuuii ucc u .;? si.iat uu. tc4. i
ticular as a riding-habit, or should be
at least. A plainly made camel's hair,
surah, alpaca, or English serge dust
cloak is conveniently carried over the
arm at any time for a journey, however
long. It is also easily packed, as it is
light in weight and does not easily
crumple. A fussy over-trimmed dust
cloak, with tags and ribbons flying, is
a nuisance, and Ls not at all in keeping I
with the uses for which it was designed.
X. Y. Post.
A PECULIAR TARGET.
Amusing, and Yet Thrilling, Shootin
Incident In India.
Four Europeans who had been out
after tiger in the Maimensing district
were returning at the close of a long
day. and had almost reached the fac
tory where they were to diae and pass
the night, when the Captain ordered a
halt. The "line" at once pulled up,
and he said: "I hate seeing loaded
rifles taken into a house it was the old
muzzle-loading days, more especially
where there are children. I propose
that we fire ours off." "All right.'
said another, "but we have not lf.d a
shot all dav: wnat do you sav to a i
pool? " -There's nothing to fire at."'
observed a third. "There's that ghur
rah." said the Captain, pointing to an
earthen vessel which some ryots who
were working at a little distance had as '
, , T .i i i , i
dav's supplv of
Good." said the i
fourth, "but. what with bad light and i
the distance, it's by no means an easy
shot- I propose we each put a chick
on." "How shall we decide as to the
mence at your ena oi tne line. ine
mark was by no means an easy one to
hit. for the distance was well nigh a
hundred yards, the guns smooth bores.
and the light that deceptive kind which '
one gets just between daylight and j
dark. But. on the other hand, the j
hunters were exceptionally good men,
all excellent shots, either of whom
.-.,.i --! : j, .u i ,.
couiu uio ruuuiu ueer iruai tue uactfc
of an elephant twice out of three times.
"Fire away." said the Captain. No. I
grazed the right side of the vessel, and
it was thought must have
hit it. ISo.
- went just over it. No. 3
- went just over it. No. : went a little
io iue icii. luaun. uu. j;eum.-iueu.
to the left. "Thank you.
said the Captain. "I'll trouble you for
tnose twelve rupees. xie raisea nis ,
gun as he spoko. and the next moment
the jar was covered with earth: the
bullet had cut the ground beneath it.
Presentlv the vessel was seen to wrig
gle, and then to kick, while a feeble cry .
proclaimed it to be a baby.
A m . 3 J-fc-4 J-k.4 n VW. 4 l 1 W 4
touched, and was carried off bv the
father and mother with great rejoicing.
They also took the 'pool" along with
them, and right gladi he Sahibs were,
under the circumstances, to part ir.dx
it. Calcutta Letter.
7; Zu T i c l- , caa surgeon, when a difficult operation
elephants bolted, the Sahios jumped 13 to be performed, often precedes itby
down and rushed to the spot, the par-; a similar operation upon a dead sub
ents running from the opposite direc- ject. So does the French surgeon, but
tion. The little mite hadn't been the latter often approaches the living
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
The verdict of appointed judges in
England is that British grown tobacco
can not be made to pay.
Oxalate of cerium, a recognized
palliative for nausea, is said to be help
ful in cases of seasickness, when taken
in doses of ten to twenty grains every
two or three hours.
An idea has been developed in
Germany in the shape of the manufact
ure of mortar by machinery in large
quantities, to be delivered to contract
ors or individuals as required for use.
About 2.000.000 barrels were disposed
of in Berlin on this plan alone last
Prison doctor (to visitors) "As a
rule, coarse, brutal people are long
lived. Now see that prisoner there.
He is good for forty years yet. Let us
speak to him. My man, don't you come
of a long-lived family?" "Can't say
that I do." "How old was your father
when he died?" "Thirty-five.' "What
caused his death?" "A rope." Lin
The reported discovery of the
"elixir of life' in baths of acetic acid,
applied daily, has elicited some inter
esting scientific comments. These
demonstrate the biological impossi
bility of living forever, and show that
Scottish physicians have used acetic
acid since 1550 for dissolving away
dead tissues from diseased joints, etc..
and have thus effected some remarka
For cementing minerals, etc.. Prof.
Whitfield recommends a compound in
suitable proportions of starch, white
sugar, gum arabic. and water, the gum
being dissolved, the sugar added, and
the mixiure boiled until the starch is
cooked. After this, the substance is
dried into sheets by spreading it out on
any suitable surface and re-dissolving
it when required for use. It has the
property of being very adhesive.
A New Hampshire shoe-peg manu
facturing firm that produces 40,000
bushels annually uses second-growth
birch, which is considered a quick-,
growing timber. A shoe-peg goes
through eighteen different hands or
processes before it reaches the market
ind is placed on sale, and seventy-five
per cent, of cost is for labor. The
l P- industry is a growing- one.
l ne Mecnaniau em says mai iae
i . .1 t -.r-.r c i:.. ii
proposeu suosiuuuon oi inuia ruower
for metal in the manufacture of horse
shoes is based upon various supposed
advantages, one of these being1 that the
Iormei enaoies a norse io go easily
f over an sinus oi roaas ana rougn o
lippery ground without slipping.
contrivance brought forward for
this purpose Ls such as to obviate in
one instance the necessity of using an
iron shoe which can be moved momen-
uiru WHe" """ uvv 1S HUb deling.
and can also be used when the horse is
shod with an iron shoe.
More mistakes have been made in
this matter of the treatment of disease
by change of climate than in many
others of the multifarious conditions
for which a physician is consulted.
i And statistics, arravs of barometric
readings, lines of humidity, compara
tive prevalence of winds, all go for little
when once a poor sick wanderer gets
1.000 miles away from home, and longs
for familiar faces and surroundings.
Then, to counterbalance nostalgia, to
make up for what has been abandoned,
one needs that health should rapidly
return, or homesickness will do more
harm than change can do good. Will
iam F. Hutchinson. 21. D.
Some Point in Surgical Method a Prac
ticed at ISellevue.
"Bellevue knows not pus." is the
proud boast of the great hospital in
New York City. Perhaps this is not
, literally true, but it is nearly so. and
i it is made possible by the most re-
markable system of precaution that
can well be imagined. It is almost
true that Bellevue is scrubbed with
antiseptics. The floors are sprayed
' with such preparations, surgeons and
I attendants wash to the elbows in anti
septics when an operation is to be per-
1 fnnnort on? irfctMimiin- -. L-.at-i- ?.-
, . . . it
hours in an antiseptic bath.
Should an instrument be dropped on
.r., .. .-. . .. -
itiuumei iiuiu nie iuiusepui; until is
used in its place. The towelajof the
hospital are washed in antiseptics and
1 kept from the air. lest germs of disease
I reach them. When brought out for
use they are sprayed in antiseptics.
and when a wound is bound the towels
are piled on several inches thick, that
germs from the air may be intercepted.
A mangled hand is scrubbed with an
tiseptics and bound with sprayed ban
dages. Operations that were scarcely known
a few years ago are performed almost
weekly at Bellevue. A Western phy
sician who spends a short time each
year studying his profession in the
hospitals of New York, says that he
finds at each visit some operation that
was not attempted before. He sees
the progress of surgery here with as
tonishment. Though he may have
read in medical journals of this'or that
new operation, the sight of it comes to
him like :i revel.itinn.
There is a popular belief that Amer
ica is far behind the old world in sur
gery, but a resident physician of for
eign birth declares that no country
performs daring and successful opera-
"UU3 "" kUC ireiiueucy wim wnica
they are performed here. The Ameri-
subject with nervousness, while the
American surgeon is as cool in the one
case as the other. The same physician
owns that Germany does many won
derful things in surgery, and thinks
I the study of her progress highly val-
uable. S. Y. Telegram.
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