McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, May 22, 1884, Image 6

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They ride , they ride with Blackened rein ,
Fftd&g the sinking sun ,
And-he Is telling her over again
The tale that nqver la done
The tale that's as old as the bondlngblue ,
And as old as the singing sea
Aad it never has happened that one of two
Marvelled what It could be.
It never has happened that one of two ,
Blithe boy , glad girl , together
W-ho have felt that to love was enough to do
In the sweet and the sunny weather-
But have found rltrht words for the song ol
birds *
In the greenery overhead ;
For to build the nest in the .spring is best ,
And 'tis best in the spring to wed.
Obi he rides at her bridle-rein ,
And he bends him to her ear ,
With the musical tones of the old refrain
That ladles delight to hear.
And his words were pleasant as rain that
' patten
Low on the laughing leaves ,
And kind as the cheery sun that flatters
The gold of harvest sheaves.
And his hand is on her bridle-rein ,
And bis look it is on her cheek-
He needs not to tell her over again
Of the guerdon that he would seek-
But oh , the telling ! 'tis like the smelling
Of the mignonette'and the rose ;
For no matter how long you sing love's
song ,
You can never coma to Its close I
[ Howard Glyndon , In Harper's Weekly.
"No , Herbert , I can't do it. You
will have to get out of-'this" difficulty
all by yourself. It ia useless my going-
to your father any more ; he said the
last time he would never again cripple
himsejf by paying your debts. His
mind is made up about it ; and even if
it wasn't , I know he has not got the
money. As for me , you know I have
not. "
"Then what on earth am I to do ? "
inquired the Hon. Herbert Farnham.
"The Jews will do no more for me.
I'm 'broke , ' and that's the truth. They
say there's a baronet working down at
the docks , glad of three.shillings a day
when he can get it. I suppose I shall
come to that. "
Lady Chetwynd looked at her favor
ite son and smiled a little. It , was a
funny picture , that of this grand crea
ture , resplendent with the Ibeanties of
nature appropriate to a "masher , " and
adorned by clothes perfectly built ,
working at anything but the obtaining
of as much amusement as possible out
of life. The smile was but transient on
Lady Chetwynd's handsome face ; it
died away soon , and she fell into pro
found thought. Presently she said ,
very gravely : "There is your Aunt
Margaret. "
"What of her ? " inquired the Hon.
Herbert , looking up from his admira
ble boots , which he had been studying
attentively , possibly wondering if the
hundred well-out pairs that stood in
his dressing-room would be df any use
to wear out when he was a dock labor
er , or might become neces
sary to have a sale of his personal be
"Well I know she is in England.
She wrote and told me so , in fact. And
it has occurred to me , once or twice , to
wonder whom she will leave all her
money to. "
"Has she no one ? " inquired the Hon.
Herbert quickly.
"No one at all , I believe ; absolute
ly no one. She was an only child , and
with no relatives , when she married
your uncle George. That is how she
came to be sole heiress to such an enor
mous fortune. "
"Made out of sausages , wasn't it ? "
"Oh , no ; nothing worse than pickles ,
and I'd have forgiven ner the source of
her money , for , her father being dead
when she married , it might all have
been forgotten ; but I found it difficult
to forgive her for .being herself. "
"What's the matter with her ? " asked
the Hon. Herbert. *
"Well " said Lady Chetwynd , hesitating -
. itating a little. , "she's vulgar and
rather flighty ! She never seemed to
me good enough for George. "
"Why did he marry her , then ? "
"Oh , as for that , " answered Lady
Chetwynd , her color rising slightly , " 1
believe he married her for her money.
I can imagine no other reason. "
* 'Ah ! " said her son ; "then she's been
married twice for the same reason , 1
suppose ? "
"Yes , " answered Lady Chetwynd ,
' . 'that second marriage made me more
angry with her than ever. Now hei
second husband is dead , I really wisb
she would call herself Mrs. Rolleston
again , instead of going about as the
Princess Droguca. "
"Never mind , " said the Hon. Her
bert ; "as the Prince cleared out with
out squandering her money at cards I'D
forgive him his sins and even speak re
spectfully of his memory. Now tell me
where to find my Aunt Margaret , the
Princes Droguca. Surely I must have
inherited some of those fascinating
powers you and'Uhcle George seem to
nave possessed in common ; 1 will try
them on her. I will be humble , duti
ful , the most exemplary of nephews , I
will carry her prayer-book to church
and nurse her poodle. Most elderly
ladies have some monomania or other.
I will discover hers and feed it. You
will hardly know me if you should see
me at her side , so full of humility and
decorum shall I be. "
Lady Chetwynd smiled and sighed at
once , "I have no idea what she is like
now , " she said. "It is a long time
since'I have seen her many a long
year never since George died , in fact.
She was not pious then ; perhaps she is
now. You will find her at the Clair
Ville at Seagate. "
"I've heard of that establishment , "
said the Hon. Herbert thoughtfully ; " a
queer place for an elderly lady. How
ever , 1 dare say she knows no better.
Give me a line of introduction to her ,
and I'll run down at once. I shan't
mind going to Seagate just now ; it's
superb weather , and lots of people
there. "
Lady Chetwynd , "looking thoughtful
as she did BO , wrote a very bnef note
andjbanded it , to her son , who started
off immediately. Her was in such an
exceeding "tight place" just now that
he woula have gone a much longer
journey , at equally short' notice , if
thereby be might discover an elderly
aunt with .money.
Seagate was looking glorious , and
the gayetyjof the place and people , the
freshness of the air , made the Hon.
Herbertfeel very "young and delight
ful. " He resolved to lunch at a restau
rant , take a turn on th'e promenade ,
and smoke a cigar on the pier before
going to the Clairyille. He fancied that
he would be refreshed , and so better ,
able to enter thoroughly into the role
of the dutiful nephew which he pro
posed to play.
He lunched well , lit his cigar , and
started in search of half an hour's rec
reation. He did not go far before he
found what he was in search of ; he met
with a lady so surprising to look at
that the mere sight of her recreated
him. He proceeded to stare steadily at
her and to take note of all her
"points" carefully. She was a little
creature , well formed , with pretty feet
and hands ; the feet clad in wondrous
high-heeled boots that were very high ,
but did not meet at all in front ; the
lacing displayed crimson open-worked
silk stockings. The little figure , wasp-
waisted , dressed in the most extrava
gant f French checks the sort of
costume devised by the Paridan' intel
lect fcfor Englishwomen who are
"fond of dress. " JL mass of blended
and frizzed hair encircled a small face
which was admirably well painted ;
only the usual mistake was made--the
thing was overdone , and thus the pos
sibility of deception destroyed. This
lady's hat and parasol each deserve a
page of .description , they were so sur
prising. The whole -thing , astonished
and delighted the Hon. Herbert. This
young gentleman had a * good deal of
the ' 'knight of the pavement" in him ;
if a pretty girl gave him a glance of
encouragement he was capable of
walking after her ; quite a mile in the
hope of adventure. The lady he now
saw before him had' "encouragement"
writ in large characters all over her ,
thanks to her costume , and her plain
tive blue eyes repeated the word. She
stood quite alone , by the rail at the
edge of the sea walk , looking at the
passers-by. She soon became as much
interested in Herbert as he was in her.
She slowly walked towards the pier
and went on to it. The Hon. Herbert
followed her , passed and repassed her.
At the end of the pier there were
some sheltered secluded seats. The
ady walked on to these slowly for no
one could walk fast in such boots as
hers chose one with much delibera
tion ; sat down 'and straightway dropped
her parasol. Of coufse Herbert was at
hand to pick it up.Then he sat down
byher , and for half an hour they looked
at the blue sea and talked. , She
amused him very much. She never
smiled , but said the most spicy and
piquant things in a small , high-pitched
voice , ' looking straight at him the
while. Herbert knew very well how to
look admiration , and he found that she
understood the look perfectly , but also
that she appreciated a little more open
flattery. This made it very plain sail
ing , and Herbert found himself much
less bored than usual during a flirta
tion. The little lady being so exces
sively pronounced it was difficult to
feel bored until one had seen all her
At last he rose. "I must go , " he
said ; "it is hard , but I must. Do you
come on the pier in the evening ? "
"Yes , " she answered immediately.
"About 10 o'clock. "
"Then I shall stay at Seagate till to
morrow , " said Herbert gallantly , and
left her.
Then , assuming a business-like man
ner , he walked of to the Clairville ,
meditating all the way on the mode in
which he should address his aunt. Af
ter turning the matter over and over in
his mind , he resolved to trust to the
inspiration of the moment , and to fol
low her lead carefully till he knew how
to humor her.
On his way a hired carriage passed
him and in it sat the little lady whom
he fully intended to meet upon the piei
that night. She gave him a glance
from under her parasol ; such a look
seductive , full of invitation.
"I believe she is as old as the hills , "
reflected Herbert ; "but she is marvelously -
ously made up , and very funny. What
a catastrophe if she should live at the
Clairville ! "
He arrived at the hotel a fine house
standing in pretty grounds , and ten
anted principally by people who lived
en pension , people who seemed to have
no homes of the'r own anywhere ; who
were exceedingly sociable and verj
merry. On the broad terrace upon
which the front door opened a number
of people were talking and laughing ;
the hour of afternoon had brought
them to the honse. In the midst of a
small crowd of gentlemen stood the
little lady ; evidently she was a favor
ite. Herbert quietly passed the group ,
looking the other way the while. He
entered the hall , and finding a waiter ,
asked for the Princess Droguca. He
was shown into a drawing room.
Two minutes later the little lad ;
came in and looked at him with some
surprise. "You have asked for me ? "
she said ; "you know my name. "
The awful truth flashed upon him.
For one wild" moment he thought oi
sinking his identity of escaping with
out telling her who he was. But he had
not time to think it out he was con-
fuBedstammered something and then ,
in despair , handed her' his mother's
note. She opened it deliberately , read
it at a glance , and threw it carelessly
on the table. He fancied his doom was
sealed ; took up his hat and prepared to
go. But he felt he ewed it to himseli
toapologize ; he did so , profusely.
She interrupted him with her slight
shrill voice , looking straight at hi j-
with those plaintive blue eyes , which
were so full of candid hunger for ad
"What are you apologizing so much
for ? " she said. "It is the first compli
ment your family has ever paid me !
Come into the other room ; I must have
tome tea. "
She put her hand on his arm and led
him away. ' For the first time in his life
Herbert was at loss what to say or what
to do. But at last he succeeded in tak
ing his cue , it seemed funny to flirt with
one's aunt , but be did It/ " "
And she paid his debts. Probably
she will leave him her money.
Practical Edacatlea.
By Professor Qoldwln Smith.
Perhaps , in order frankly to define
his position , the observer ought to con
fess that , whether in the case of men or
women , he is not an unlimited believer
in the benefits of a long general educa
tion apart from any practical object.
If a young man is destined by taste and ,
circumstance for a learned or scientific
profession , to a university of course he
must go. The heirs of wealth will also
embrace the first chance of escaping its
corrupting influence and become some
thing , higher than mere consumers of
the fruits of the earth , by giving them
selves a university education ; though
the advantage is apt to be greater to
them than their fellow-students. But
of these there are not many here.
In other cases , when once a youth
has received a practical education , the
sooner he enters some honest calling by
which he can make his break and enable -
able himself to marry and maintain a
f amilythe greater probably his chances
of usefulness , virtue and happiness will
he. In a highly civilized community
his education does not end with his
schooling ; he continues daily to imbibe
ideas and information at every pore.
His calling itself-if it is above mere
routine , sharpens his faculties as well
as mathematics ; domestic affection re
fines his feelings as much as poets , and
his character is elevated by honorable
industry and the sense of self-support.
It is perfectly true , and has been
proved in signal instances , that the
highly-trained intellect , when it brings
itself to apply to business details ,
shows superiority and..rapidity and
method ; but how often does it bring
itself to apply ? Even the students in
the agricultural colleges too often ,
with a knowledge of scientific farming ,
acquire a distaste for the farm. It is
one of the objections to the system of
small universities that , by bidding
against each other in facility of gradu
ation , they tempt into literary calling
men who would be better engaged , in
practical pursuits. - A single Mrs.
bomerville is insufficient to assure us
that when we have turned our own
women into university graduates we
shall not have to look abroad for house
keepers and mothers.
So With the World.
Detroit Free Press.
I saw a young babe in its cradle. It
smiled in its sleep , and the mother knelt
and kissed its soit cheek and prayed
God that her baby boy might live to a
good old age. It opened its eyes and
smiled , and the children softly whis
pered to each other : "See ! The angels
have been talking to him , and he is
glad ! "
I saw a youth as he looked longingly
up the path leading to fame and glory.
There was a proud flash in the fath
er's eye as he saw the boy come and
go , and the mother looked after him
with swelling heart and whispered a
prayer to Heaven to keep her boy's
footsteps from wicked paths.
I saw a young man as he stepped over
the threshold and met the grim world
with a smile of self-reliance'
The father was now wrinkled and
gray , but there was a fonder flash to
his eye as he listened to'the applause of
the multitude. The mother was aged
and feeble , and tears came to her eyes
as she murmured : "He is moving the
hearts of thousands by his eloquence ,
but I pray thee , O , Heaven , to keep him
pure of heart and free from sin ! " The
children who had whispered before
were no longer children. They had
also grown to man's estate. Some
joinea in the applause some felt
malice and envy commanding them to
I saw a strong man in his prime. He
had fame and wealth , a loving wife ,
happy children , beautiful home. Men
bowed before him. Men flattered him *
His voice echoed over the land and stir
red the pulses in city and hamlet.
The lather and mother were dead ,
and their last prayers had been for
him. He stood alone , but he had the
support of a nation and the homage of
a world. So it seemed to him , but
down in their hearts men feared and
envied and hated him.
I saw an old man as a winter's night
settled gloomily down over the deso
late land.
He was old and weak and "hungry
and poor. He was thinly clad , and he
shivered in the raw air. He stood at
the corner , his trembling hand held
out hi mute appeal to the passers-by ,
but no one gave him alms. Some had
their vision blinded by the falling
flakes others mocked at and cursed
him. For a long hour he hungered
and shivered and asked only for what
would buy a crust of bread , and then
he bowed his head still lower and
dragged himself further away into the
bitter darkness. And men called after
him in heartless tones : "The county
house is the place for beggars ! "
I saw a stiff , frozen corpse at the
It was that of an old man. There
were snow and frost in the gray locks
the thin fingers were clen ched the
tears had frozen as they welled up to
the poor old eyes. They had found
him dead on the street dead and
frozen. A shadow stood beside the
marble slab it bent over and kissed
the cold cheek it sobbed and grieved
as only a mother grieves , and we
seemed to hear the words :
"This was the babe in its cradle
the youth panting for renown the
young man winning his first crown
the strong man at whose feet the na
tion bowed like slaves this was iny
son ! "
And men handled the poor old body
as if it were a faggot , and they mocK-
mgly cried to each other :
"A pine coffin a grave in potter's
field and to-morrow we forget that he
ever lived ! "
Bishop Wilberforce , more remarka
ble generally for bitterness than sweet
ness of observation , once observed , in
speaking of the lovable nature of Dr.
Jacobson , who has recently retired
from the see of Chester : "I nave often
heard of the milk of human kindness ,
but I never knew which was the cow
until I met with Jacobson. "
S „ * ! * - _ _ _ _ _
Lake Chaubunaguugamaug ( Maine
please copy ) hasn't been so full
Eapers years as it is now. The lake
( not the name ) forms a part of the
boundary line between Massachusetts
aud Connecticut , and is in the town of
Public story-tellers earn a good live
lihood in Japan. In Tokio alone over
600 of these streec improvisators ply
their trade , provided with a small
table , a xan , and a paper-rapper to
illustrate and emphasize the points of
their tales.
Travelers rave about the soft purple
light which fills Italian skies and gives
a peculiar beauty to Italian mountains.
This light has now been discovered on
the mountains of Southern California ,
and tourists are so informed by the
railroads companies interested.
The craze for painting houses all
sorts of fancy colors in Atlanta has re
ceived a set-back. A demented citizen
had a painter imitate the pattern and
colors of a crazy quilt on his house.
After the first coat was finished the
itizens rose as a man aud compelled
him to whitewash it over on pain of
death. This was more than even a
eorgia populace could stand.
There is a man in Berrien county ,
Georgia , who has not slept in a house
since the war. He carries his entire
wardrobe with him wherever he got s ,
as well as his pantry and kitchen uten
sils , and spends the night wherever
dark may overtake him. He is a ver
itable curiosity. He never reads news
papers , claiming that to read the Bible
as it should be read occupies all of his
time. Several days since he inquired
of the editor of a paper if Germany
and France were still at w'ar , referring
to the war of-1870.
The soda deposits discovered in
Wyoming are unique. One series is on
the old Larainie Plains , fourteen miles
from Laramie City , where there is a
chain of so-called lakes five to twenty-
five miles in area , averaging fifteen
feet in depth. These deposits are sul
phate of soda. It cuts out in chunks
like ice. When wells are dug the wa
ter is so impregnated with soda that
they are filled up in a few days. In
the Siveetwater valley , near Independ
ence Rock , are thirty-four deposits , va
rying in size from three and four acres
up to thirty-two acres. A few of these
are simply bodies of water highly
iharged with sulphate of soda.
German Yiew of American Pork.
Berliner CTageblatt.
In the last number of "The Maga
zine of Pathological Anatomy and
Physiology , " Protessor Virchow pub
lishes the result of the investigations
which he made concerning the pretend
ed cases of trichinosis produced through
eating American pork. As is well
known , some interested parties assert
ed that numerous cases of the disease
were known to have occurred owing to
the use of American ham aud bacon in
the North German ports of Bremen ,
Hamburg , Lubec , Restock and Koe-
nigsberg. In the course of the debate
in the imperial assembly ( January 9 ,
1883) on the measure prohibiting the
importation of the articles in question ,
a member of the federal counsel had
also named D'usseldorf as one of the
infested cities. Prof. Virchow promptly
set to work to make inquiries of the
prominent experts , the result of which
showed that no cases of trichinosis in
any way traceable to American ham or
bacon had occurred at Hamburg , Lu
bec , Restock and Koenigsberg.
Moreover , in not a single instance
* was it proved beyond doubt that the
trichinsB found were still alive , except
at Bremen , where , as Dr. Focke , a phy
sician since deceased , reported , several
cases of trichinosis had been discov
ered , without , however , causing death.
According to Professor Virchow , the
cases thus reported have not been pub
lished or described in a strictly scien
tific form , and hence are by . lurn con
sidered liable to serious criticism. The
material thus furnished is , therefore ,
far too meagre , and cannot serve us a
basis for the prohibitive measure. "It
is certain , " concludes Professor Vir
chow , "that no trichinous epidemic has
been produced in Germany thrqugh
American meat product. Aside from
Bremen , no cases of disease have been
observed that can be attributed to
American meat , still less to American
bacon. Wherever , in the heat of the
discussion , the opposite has been as
serted , it has always excepting Bre
men remained unconfirmed. " This
shows how little foundation there is for
the prohibitive measure , according to
the most careful investigations of a sci
entist whose authority on the subject
cannot well be questioned. Untortun-
ately , this is all to no purpose. The
importation is and remains prohibited ,
for whenever certain interests are at
stake neither morality nor science stand
a chance of being heard.
Clever Dog Boz.
A handsome Scotch colly dog in the
office of J. C. Corliss , in Market and
Mulberry streets , Newark , has been
been trained by its owner , R. B. Wil
liams , to do things which prove him to
be an animal of unusual intelligence.
He spells words , distinguishes colors
and performs arithmetical caculations 5
or else he and his owner are among the
most clever of living practicers of leg
erdemain. A reporter of the Sun
called , with a friend , at Dr. Corliss1
office to see the dog. The friend's mis
sion was to assist the reporter in de
tecting any possible collusion-between
Mr. Williams and Boz. The latter was
found to be a .beautiful animal , with
white and tawny coat , a large head ,
and dark intelligent eyes. He is 22
inches high and is 10 months old.
"Dr. Corliss gave Boz to me when he
was three weeks old , ' * said Mr. Wil
liams. "It would take me a day to
tell you how I taught him to spell and
figure. It will be easier for me to
show you the results. Boz , get on the
sofa. "
The colly jumped upon a lounge and
remained there "while his owner set
several blocks in a row on the floor.
Each block was painted a different
"Now call for colors , " said Mr. Wil
The reporter asked Boz to pick out
green , and the dog walked slowly
along the row of blocks until he came
to the color called for , when lie lifted
the block by a leather strap on the top
of it and set it one side. In like man
ner Box correctly selected red , white ,
yellow and black. The reporter ob
served that when making his choice of
colors , and , later , of letters and fig
ures , the dog faced his owner. The
visitors therefore watched the latter to
ascertain if he gave Boz any signals ,
but were unable to detect any commu
nication between the two. Several
imes when the dog was doing his
work Mr. Williams turned his face
away from the blocks and looked out of
a window.
"Boz , match this book , said Mr.
Williums , pointing to a pink-covered
telephone list.
The dog promptly picked up the
block. Finally only a dark-blue clock
remained on the floor. Mr. Williams
called for light-blue. Boz walked sev
eral times around the block and , with
out disturbing it , returned to his master
to signify by a bark that there was no ,
light-blue block. Blocks with letters
on them were next placed on the floor ,
and the reporter asked the dog to spell
Tan. Bo'z picked up T and then got A
and N. The other visitor called for
the first letter of the word white , and
dog presented W. Next he spelled his
own name , and then , being asked for
the first letter of what he is , picked up D.
The Frequency of Ocean Disasters.
N. y. Mall and Express.
More thau 2,000 lives a year are lost
by disasters to steamships , and that
fact , although little heeded , is vastly
more appalling than the statement that
the steamer State of Florida and the
bark Pomona collided in mid-ocean
three weeks ago , and both vessels sank
almost instantly , carrying down to
death nearly 150 persons. There is an
average of "one steamship disaster for
every week of the year , and no indica
tions are visible that the rate will di
minish. The people are horrified by
iuch tragedies of the sea as the loss of
the State of Florida , the wreck of the
Steinmann off Sambro Light last
month- and the destruction of the City
of Columbus off Gay Head in January ;
but they are probably unaware that the
aggregate loss of life by steamship dis
asters is more thau as great as the loss
of life by the greatest marine catas
trophe of history , the foundering of
the British man-of-war Royal George ,
in-1811 , with 2,000 men on board , or
they would not be so indifferent to the
fatal carelessness of navigators. They
must discriminate more closely be
tween steamship companies , bestowing
their patronage upon lines known to
excel in the construction of their ships ,
the selection of their men , and the
vigilence of their superintendence. It
will pay steamship companies to deal
very severely with officers whose ships
suffer disaster , and to employ the best
methods science has devised for the
navigation of their vessels. If an
alarm loud enough to prevent collisions
cannot be sounded from the deck of a
ship during fogs and dark nights , per
emptory orders to anchor untill light
returns should be given and every
master should know that a disaster will
cost him his position. Methods to pre
vent disasters should be adopted by
steamship companies voluntarily , but
the law must also be made to increase
the safety of life nt sea.
Why Not Train Workmen.
Demorest's Monthly for Jane.
The Philadelphia board of education
is seriously considering whether the
time has not come when the boys , at
least , in the public schools should be
taught the use of their hands and eyes
in other words , whether the mass of
our population should not have a tech
nical training. American mechanics
and citizens are now at a serious disad
vantage when competing with foreign
ers in all the mechanic arts. Many of
the latter are trained from their youth
in artistic work , and of course become
the superintendents and chiefs of the
shops and manufactories of this coun
try. The technical schools of Europe
arc very numerous. A great industrial
college has just been completed at Ber
lin , costing two million dollars , yet
Germany is a very poor country com
pared with the United States. We have
a few scattered institutions , but they
are intended to graduate engineers ,
not trained and artistic workingmen.
Our system of education , on which we
pride ourselves , does not fit the boy or
girl to earn their livelihood. Nay , it is
complained that our high schools and
colleges make the children of the very
poor disinclined to work with their
hands for their living. It is quite time
that our American educational system
was modified so as to train the youth of
the country for industrial employments.
Shinbones Addresses ills Neighbors in
New York Times.
"Jedge , " remarked Shinbones , "dis
hyar am pretty tough on a old man. "
"The law it " the
requires , was re
"Wai , cud I be 'lowed ter speak ter
this hyar gadderin' ob cullud pus-
sons ? "
The permission was granted , and the
ex-president of the Anti-Chicken Steal
ing Society turned about to the assem
"Breddern and sistern , " said he ,
"fs'e fur ter leab '
gwine way yo' now
fur some time. Dey am gwine ter send
me whar de wicked cease from troub-
lin' an' de weary git a res' . I mean
dose dat am weary ob losin deir poul
try. Now , breddern , all I'se got ter
say to yo' on dis hyar painful 'cashin'
is , ef you don't want ter git inter de
whar I'm ' "
place a-goin'
The speaker passed to add force to
his words. The judge leaned forward
to hear the wise admonition about to
fall from the old man's lips , and the
crowd of mourning colored men and
women held their breath.
"Ef yo' don't want ter go whar I'se
a goin , " he repeated , "make blame
shuah dat de boss am dead or gone ter
a pic-nic Jfoah yo' tackle a hen-roost. "
And they led him away to prison.
In a village in Sussex , England , some
eight miles from Worthing , a robin
has chosen the lantern of the church as
the place for her nest , and the other
day she bad a brood of young buds
chirping away.
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. A prize of $2,000 has been offered by
the Italian government for the most ,
practical process for the tramspnission
of electrical energy.
Experimental researches on rabies
conducted by M. P. Gibier go to prove ,
that birds may contract the disease aad *
that they recover spontaneously.
Coal workings belong to the Assam
Railway and Trading Company in , |
Assam nave been formally opened by i.
Mr. Elliott , the chief commissioner oi 4
that province. i35" *
Glass is becoming fashionable as a I
protection to oil paintings , and as a i
safeguard against moths and damp the
backs of valuable pictures are covered ,
with rubber cloth.
Although it would seem that no salicylic -
cylic acid exists in the flowers of the
pansy , Messrs. Griffiths andE. C. Con
rad have extracted that acid , from pan
sy leaves , stems and roots.
A paper chimney * fifty feet high has
lately been put up at Breslau. Compressed - j
pressed paper pulp is stated to be one (
of the least inflammable of substances
and to make an excellent material for '
fire-proof doors.
Dr. Wilson , in the Medical News ,
claims to have obtained much bettor
results from the use of the internal
membrane of hens' eggs for healing
large surfaces in wounds thauf from
either human or rabbit skin. /
Richard A. Proctor calls attention to
the fact that the late Professor Draper
succeeded in producing photographic
plates showing stars which cannot be
seen through the telescope by which
tkese photographs were taken.
At Bourke , New South Wales , the
average temperature of the hottest part
of the day for the first fifteen days of
the present year was 110.6 ° Fahren
heit , and the highest temperature re
corded during that period was 122 °
Since the year 1881 the number of
original papers read before the Chemi
cal Society of London has steadily de
creased , although the membership is
larger than ever before and the facili
ties for the study of chemistry were
never greater than they are at present.
Two cases have been reported to an
English medical society in which tie
electro-magnet has been successfully
used for removing pieces of iron from
the eye. Without the magnet it is
thought that the sight of the injured eye
must have been lost in-each case.
New Vork Mall.
Little girls' dresses are ungracefully
Feather fans take precedence of all
High collars and high coiffures are
all the rage.
Visile mantelets are worn by ladies
of all ages.
Giace silks are effectively trimmed
with velvet.
Grass bonnets appear among Easter
The favorite red is coquelicot or wild
Capes and pelerines are exceasively
Lace and beads on dresses and man
tles still hold their own.
Flowers and feathers will again be
worn on the same hat or bonnet.
Chenille gauze enters into the com
position of many rich ball dresses.
Embroidered tulle holds its place
among light materials for ball dresses.
Cords and tassels again form parts
of the decorations of dressy costumes.
Rows of very narrow velvet ribbon
are seen upon new French parasols *
Gold and silver gossamer-like tissues
appear among millinery materials.
Few walking or visiting costumes are
composed of woolen stuff only.
Bustles as big as a small balloon de
form the female form aivine this
Slate gray and copper color combine
admirably in brocades and in millin
Lawn tennis and archery will be the
pet outdoor sports at Newport this
An Ohio Man's Invention.
Colcago Inter-Ocean.
Charlie Kugle , an ingenious fellow in
Barnesville , Ohio , has constructed a
sheet-iron hen that promises to lay him
a golden egg. It is finished up to life ,
full size , cackles , clucks , and looks
with one eye at a time so naturally
that it will deceive the oldest hen-hawk
in the country. It is so arranged that
when a hawk , mink or polecat pounces
on to it the back springs open and the
wings fly up and forces the assailant
on to a ravenous buzz-saw that makes
1,700 revolutions a minute. After
moving half a minute the saw stops ,
the hen closes up , folds its wings and
begins te cackle'as if it had laid an egg.
One winding-up will answer for three
massacres , providing the rather deli
cate machinery does not get clogged up
with too much blood , bones and feath
ers. He set a freshly painted one out
in the sun to dry last Wednesday which
attracted the attention of a fine old cat
belonging to a doctor who had been
poking a great deal of fun at the fool
thing. The hen is there , but the cat is
Bell and Horn in Old Virginia.
ClarksTillo Virzinlan.
On many plantations now we hear
the sound of the farmer's bell for
twelve o'clock. Between here and Buf
falo we heard several recently. This
is an innovation upon the old-fashioned
horn , which "tooted" from nearly ?
every farmei's house in days gone by.
It was the regulator for rising and for
meals. Each neighbor could distin
guish the sound of his horn from the
fither and it could be heard a great dis
tance. By the horn signal twelve
o'clock was unmistakable. Clear or ,
c oudy it never varied. The old mule
and the old darkey , when it echoed over
the hills , felt that rest was at hand and
dinner to be eaten , and
"Woe to tSe man , wherever he was born ,
Who dared atop work before he heard the
horn. "