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HX KUSBAWfl COMPLAINT.
I bate tha name of German wool. In all its ool-
Of chain sad stool. In fancy-work, I hate tb
The shawli and flippers that I've teen, ttw
ottomans and bags,
Soon-r than wear a stitch on me, Td walk the
streets In rags.
r re heard of wires too musical, too talkative,
Of scolding or of gaming wires, and thos too
fond of riot;
But yet of all the errors known, which to the
Forever doing fancy-work, I think, exceeds
The other day when I came home, so dinner
got lor me.
asked my wire the
reason she answered:
'One. two. three: "
2 toM bur I was hungry, and stampod upon the
She never even looked at me, but murmured:
"One green more."
Of couwo sho makes me angry; she docs not
oaro for that,
But chatters while I talk to her: "One white,
and then a black.
Seven greens and then a purple (Just hold your
tongue, my Gear,
You really do annoy me so), I'vo made a wrong
And as for conversation, with her eternal
X speak to her of fifty things, she answers just
Tis: " Yes. love five reds, then a black I
quite agree with you,
I've done this wrong, seven, eight, nine, ten,
an orange, then a blue."
If any lady oomes to tea, her bag is first sur
veyed. And If the pattern pleases her, a copy then is
She stares, too, at the gentlemen, and when X
ask hor why.
Xls: "Oh! my love, the pattern of his waist
coat struck my eye.
And If to walk I am Inclined f tis seldom I go
At every worsted shop she sees, oh! how she
And then 'tis: "Oh! I must go In, that pattern
is so rare,
Che group of flowers i3 just the thing I wanted
for my chair."
Besides, the things sho makes me are touch
mc-not affairs ;
X Aaro not ever use a screen, a stool and as for
Twas only yesterday I put my youngest son
And until then 1 never knew my wife had such
Alas I for my poor little ones, they dare not
move or speak;
TIs: Tom, be quiet, put down that bag: why,
Harriet, whero's your feet?
lfarial standing on that stool! it was not made
Be silent, all throe greens, one red, a blue,
and then a puce."
Obi the misery of a working wife, with fancy
w6rk run wild.
And bands that never do aught else, for hus
band or for child;
Our clothes are rent and minus strings, my
house is in disorder.
And all because my lady wife has taken to em
broider. ril put my ohlldron out to school I'll go across
My wife's so full of fancy-work, I'm sure she
won't mist me;
B'en while I write, 6he still keeps on, her one,
two. three and four;
Via past all patience; on my word, I'll not en
dure it more.
JfotJier hlonVdy Journal.
BETWEEN TWO HORNS.
' I tell you, Susan Swing," said Cap
tain Rose, "there ain't a man that lives
between the Two Horns as would let
his boy not bigger than your'n go out
1b a boat to-day. Don't you do it.
'Tain't no kind o'f weather for that slip
of a lad to go foolin' with them big bil
lows as sweeps around old Dull Head.
Why look yourself, woman. You can
see them morc'n four miles away dash
ing and lashing the shore."
As Captain Rose spoke he pointed
with his right hand in the direction of
one of the two headlands between which
Dell Haven lay.
"And no dory in the harbor," he con
tinued, "could weather Bright Head
(pointing toward the headland at the
left), not if Cap'n Hezekiah himself was
a row'n' of it You'd better take them
row-locks out and hide the oars if he
won't mind without you doin' it."
"I can't bear to do it," said Mrs.
Swing. "Richard will be so disappoint
ed, lie set his lobster-pots yesterday,
and he hasn't slept any all night in his
eagerness to go out early and haul
them. Don't you see, Captain Rose,
It's Saturday, and two whole coaches
full of the summer boarders came last
night to the Bright Head House, and
he can get a big price for his lobsters
to-day. My poor Dick has worked so
hard making the lobster-pots himself,
and it seems like cutting off the -boy's
reward to say 'you shan't go' to him."
" S'pose j'bu 3o Teol weakish'bout it,
Susan; but you don't want that 'ere boat
to be picked up adrift and no boy in it,
"You know I don't, Captain Rose,"
he said. "If I hadn't loved him do
you think I'd get up before daylight to
come down here to see the lad oil?"
"Hush," said the Captain. "Here lu
oomes, and he's fastening his straw hat
to his buttons. He sees there is wind
It was a morning in June, and the
un was not yet risen; but the glory of
his coming was in the east and on the
As he came down the pier, the oars on
his shoulder, and securing his straw hat
by a string to his jacket, the old Cap
tain said: "He's a line lad. Dick is, and
well worth the saving."
"He's all the world to me," thought
Mrs. Swing, although her lips uttered
"Good morning, Captain Rose," called
out Richard. "Good for lobster, do
"Better for lobsters than 'tis for
boys," ejaculated the Captain, removing
his broad brown hands from his pockets
and laying one of them on the lad's
shoulder as soon as the latter came
within touching distance. " I say, Dick
Swing, that you are not going out in
that cockle-shell of your'n this morn
ing," he announced
' I certainly am, Captain Rose," re
turned the boy." "It's a little rough,
but like as not'the wind will come right
around before I get half-way to the
ledge, and I should think you would
know better than to scare my little
mother here half to death. See,
mother," he said, gayly, " I have an
extra oar and one thole-pin, yes, two of
them, in case a row-lock gives way, and
I've got a lot of extra courage about me
that I can't exactly show you unless you
come with me."
This he said looking out to sea, for he
did not feel like lookiug either at his
mother or Captain Rose.
Dick," said Mrs. Swing, approach
ing the pier's edge as the owner of the
little boat proceeded to bestow his
lunch-basket and extras under the bow.
" Well, mother," returned Richard,
" I wish you would not go," she said,
her tones full of beseeching.
"Why, mother? Do you want my
seven new lobster-pots to be carried off
to sea?" he asked. "How could you
have the heart to ask me? If this wind
keeps on blowing I shall lose them every
That's true," ejaculated Captain
Rose. " I never thought of that. It's
just right, this wind is, to drag them
off, but you never can haul them in
lone- You'll be sure to be dragged
" No, I shan't Come along with me
U you want to help," laughed Richard.
"Humph! I should sink that craft be
fore we got out of the harbor," said the
Captain; " though if I wasn't so heavy
I would go." Captain Rose weighed a
trifle less than three hundred pounds,
and had left the sea after fifty years of
Not another person was in sight
"Til tall yeu what Til do," said the
atop on my way np and
Danforth to look out for v
and if he
thinks you're getting int
ail after you."
"Thank you. Captain."
"Dick," said his mother "can't you.
let the lobster-pots go?"
"Couldn't possibly," smiled the boy.
' Could you have the heart to ask me?
Will you cast me off, mother?" he called
"Wait a minute," exclaimed Mrs.
Swing. "Fetch your boat close up. I
want to speak to you, Dick."
The boat received the necessary im
petus, and touched the side of the pier.
Mrs. Swing had seated herself on the
topmost layer of logs forming the wharf,
and leaned over as though to speak con
fidentially to her son.
"Dick," said his mother, "hold fast!
Fm coming," and into the boat she
dropped before either Captain Rose on
the dock or Captain Richard in the boat
had knowledge of her intention.
'What under the sun, mother," cried
the boy, " do you mean?"
"I'm going with you, Dick, to keep
Sou from tumbling overboard when you
aul in," and she seated herself in the
stern, calling back as the tide floated the
boat out: "We depend on you. Captain
Rose, to send after us if we if it gets
too rough," she gasped, with a dash of
spray in her face.
"Aye, aye!" cried the Captain, and he
took off his hat and swung it, he scarce
ly knew why.
Of all the women in Dell Haven, from
the eldest to the youngest, Mrs. Swing
most feared the sea. To live beside it,
to watch its every mood delighted her,
but to venture on it for pleasure she was
never known to do.
A moment's peace she never knew
when Richard, ner only son, was ex
posed to the treachery ofthe waters, but
rather than mar his wild delight in wind
and waves this unselfish mother con
cealed as much as possible her anxiety
Richard was not selfish, and had he
imagined what his mother was at that
moment suffering would have put the
boat about and tied it forever at the
stake rather than cause her this agony.
Just as the boat got well into the toil
of the waves the sun arose shedding such
brilliance on the waters that Mrs. Swing,
who sat facing it, was dazzled and well
nigh failed to see in time a gill net into
winch the boat was running.
"See any boat ahead, mother?" ques
tioned Richard, You must keep a good
lookout for me. I've got my ranges
right and can fetch the lobster grounds
"Is it far?" questioned the mother,
" Not very; just outside Dull Head. I
reckon we'll fetch it," said the lad, dip
ping his oars for a full stroke and then
letting the boat slide up to the summit
of a rolling wave, a trick he had caught
from Captain Hezekiah Danforth, the
master boatman of Dell Haven.
The wind grew stronger and stronger
and the waves every moment increased
in size. Even Richard glanced sideways
more than once with ill-concealed anxi
ety as the long billows came tumbling
on. and just then getting a glimpse of
his mother's face beheld it so blanched
with terror of the sea that it seemed to
him his mother was no longer in the boat
" Dick," she gasped, as his oar missed
stroke and sent the spray over the boat,
"Dick, I'm afraid to go on."
Dick glanced backward. He had
pulled about a mile from shore and was
midway between the two headlands
familiarly spoken of as the Horns. Dull
Head was surrounded by an even accu
mulating mass of breakers, and Bright
Head caught the sea on its precipitous
sides, sending it backward in fountains
of foam, and all the four miles that lay
between the two points were rolling
miles of billows.
Sitting with his face landward Rich
ard had not fully felt the danger.
Now the lad could not repress a shud
der as he said: " I don't believe I could
find the buoys in such a sea, and nobody
could haul in the pots, l believe in
" O, do! O, Richard, there eomes an
awful one!" and Mrs. Swing slipped
down from her seat into the bottom of
the boat and hid her face from the oa-
Rinlinril from miorlitnr mill nt. tVifi
oars to keep the boat head on, and it
rodo that wave in satety only to meet
new ones, into whose depths the tin'
shell rolled, to be completely hidden
from the sight of two men who were
standing out on the Dell Haven pier.
One was Hezekiah Danforth, the oth
er was Captain Rose.
" If there was only a tug in sight to
help them," groaned Captain Rose.
" Why didn't you dun a little com
mon sonse into the woman if she didn't
take any naturally," scolded Captain
Danforth, "or shut her and the boy up
" I told her, but I declare when was
young I could have brought down them
oars in half the time it takes Jim to
fetch 'em. I say, 'Kiah Danforth. ain't
that boat trving to put about?"
" It acts like it, John, but it will get
swamped just as sure as guns if no, it's
"Vint un. j.iici? a uuliiiul; ciac iaj uir.
I never in all nry life saw a time when
there wasn't a sail in sight
The boat's gone! No! There it comes
Suddenly a cry for a helping hand
was raised among tho bystanders, and
willing hearts went forthfrom the land.
"Every second tells. It's a race for
life!" called out Captain Danforth.
"Jim, you'd better get in. You're
strong; if one of us tuckers out you can
All ready lay the boat, a dark green
surf boat, a boat that could stand heavy
seas, and the two men and boy who had
noblv volunteered were not long in
"Success to you. Fetch 'cm back
alive!" called out Captain Rose.
All at once the pier at Dell Haven
seemed thronged with people. The
news had spread that Mrs. Swing and
Richard were out alone on the sea.
As the' watched the dim, dark speck
now rising upon the swelling waters and
as quickly vanishing from sight not one
of the little throng but knew the danger
of the tiny boat. With breathless eager
ness they watched the surf boat as its
two rowers stood at the oar urging it
"It's down the harbor now. They're
catching it It's an awful wind for
June. Do you think they're gaining on
'em? That mite of a boat will never
live till they get there," were some of
the remarks heard as they passed on.
As for Captain Rose he went panting
up the hill into the town, climbed into
the belfry of Dell Haven church, as far
up as he could go, and watched through
a spy-glass the progress of the mere
speck in the distance and the toiling
helpers so far behind.
After a lew minutes nc rewiicu moi
Captain Danforth, although doing his
utmost, could not reach the periled oues
in time to save them, and he said to
" The boy is doing well, but he can t
hold out I must do it" Captain
Rose's littl daughter had followed her
father into the church and climbed the
"See here, Dolly," he said, "can you
look through here and keep sharp
watch? No, you run you can go
quicker!! I can," and the Captain scrib
bled a message on the back of au en
velope, and giving it her bade her make
haste to the telegraph office. "You tell
Johnny Blake it? s to save life, and it
must go ahead of everything."
Dolly Rose did not need to be told
twice." She ran every step of the way,
andrushimr into the teleg-aph omce
1 flushed and ager, cried out:
"If yo insist
"Mr. Blake, litre send this quick.
Richard Swing and his mother are going
to drown, and it's to save them!"
The operator took the old envelope,
"Captain True, steam-tug Gool Heirt,
Cromwell Harbor: 8teain out atonic in search
of small bo.it woman anil boy in it off Dell
Haven three miles; going against the wind;
can't last Ion?. John Rose."
" All right," said the operator, chok
ing away at his machine for a minute
or two, and then exclaiming: "It's done.
Wait a minute. Sis, and Til tell you
whether or not he gets it; wire runs right
down to the wharf."
The minutes went by. Ten had passed
when the answer came back:
" Steam's up; start at once; go myself.
The operator did not stay to write it
" Run quick and tell your father Cap
tain True is gone already," he said.
Dolly ran, saying to every one she
met: "They'll be saved! They'll be
saved!" The child got up the 'belfry
stair, and couldn't utter a word. She
could only smile and bow her head and
try to get out the message, which she
did at last.
Captain Rose's eye was on the speck.
He dare not takfit off lest never to lind
it again. Meauwhilo, the news got
abroad that Captain Rose had tele
graphed to Cornwall for a tug, and the
burden of fear grew lighter.
In the little boat again and again had
Richard tried to turn its head toward
the land, but with each trial it took in
so much water that ho was forced to
give up the attempt Nothing could be
done but keep off and face the boiling
sea. Very few words were spoken.
Mrs. Swing kept bailing as fast as possi
ble, with only the shell of a horse-shoe
crab to work with.
At length came a wave like a small
hill, up which the boat rode gallantly,
and then suddenly Richard shouted:
" 1 hey re coming for us, mother. I
see a boat just outside the harbor."
Then the tears sprang to Mrs. Swing's
eyes. She stopped bailing for a moment
to look toward the shore. All she could
see was a wall of water shutting out the
"Courage, mother," Dick said.
Every rise and fall of the oar was a
prayer; every dip of the poor old crab
shell was a petition for life.
Out from Cromwell Harbor, seven
miles to the eastward, and hidden from
sight by Bright Head, steamed the
tug Good Heart Never had its Cap
tain stood watching the sea with more
earnest gaze. Never was steam applied
with more generous hand. 'Twas the
woman and the boy in the boat out at
sea that lived in the gaze, in the steam
and in the fuel, ana Good Heart bore
away with cordial speed till Bright
Head was woo and weathered.
"I see " shouted the Captain,
"though how in thunder it's lived to
get there's more'n I know," and he
gave directions to steam outside.
Richard's attention was so divided
between the billows and the land and
the friendly boat and Mrs. Swing was
so intent on bailing, that neither of
them saw the tug until it was upon
them, and a hailing voice shouted:
"Hold on till we pick you up."
It seemed as a voice from Heaven had
spoken. Even bluff old Captain Rose,
up in the belfry of the church, ejacu
lated: "Thank God!" as he saw the tug
The shock of the call, the sight of the
black, throbbing tug, friendly as they
seemed, yet came near swamping the
boat, for Richard let it turn, and the
last strength he had was put forth in
holding it np to the wind until a line
was cast off, and even then he had no
power to make it fast. It was Mrs.
Swing who endeavored to obey the
commands that came, but could not.
Finally the tug's boat was lowered.
It was no easy task to get to leeward
and board the Good Heart, which held
its breath, bracing itself against the
waves almost as a thing of life, to do its
kindly office. Richard and his mother
had been saved.
"Give 'em a signal! Give 'em three!"
and the steam-whistle blew three shrieks
that went over tho bay and up the har
bor and over against the meeting-house
steeple, until old Captain Rose fell
down on his knees to utter the first
rayer of thankfulness his little Dolly
ad ever heard her father offer. Sarah
P. Prichard, in Our Continent.
The Chinaman and the Recorder.
"Well, well, who is this?" queried
his Honor, as Bijah walked out a China
man and carefully arranged him before
the desk according to the latest Paris
" Me Sing-He," replied the prisoner.
" Sing-He, eh! What do you do?"
"Kcepee washee shop."
"How long have you been in De
troit?" " Long timee."
" Well, sir, you are charged with be
ing drunk and disorderly. What do
you say to that?"
"No likee dat No drinkee no
fightee. Boy comee long and call me
names and throw mud."
" And what did you do?"
"Tell him gitee way purty soon, but
he no go."
" And then what?"
"Thenlwalkee out and and "
" And you boxed his ears, pulled his
hair and caused him to yell and alarm
the neighborhood with his yells."
" Boy no callee me names, I no box
"Yes, but if tho boys bother you the
law will take care of them. You have
no right to strike any oue."
"Didn't strikee hard."
"But you broke the law. This is the
second time you have been here fur
lighting, and I can't overlook it Sing
He, the Chinese must pay."
"Well, T 11 call it $2, being you are a
stranger in a strange land. If it was a
white man he'd have to rmv 85."
"Two dollee two dollee!" wailed
tho prisoner, as he danced around
" I no payee two dollee! I payee two
" If you don't pay I send you up."
Sing-He finally decided to pay, and
he produced a handful of com and
couutcd out the fine in three-cent pieces
"Now you can go home."
"All light Two dollee meakee me
"You must let the boys alone."
"Boys no callee namee I no gitee
mad. Two dollee two muchee good
bye comee see you more purty soon!"
Detroit Free Press.
It seems incredible, yet it is never
theless true, that all that is needed to
send a person to a lunatic asylum in
England is the certificate of two physi
cians alleging insanity. It has been
proved beyond all peradventure that
Eerfectly sane men and women have
een incarcerated in private lunatic asy
lums, by relatives who found them disa
greeable, or who wished to get pos
session of their property. It is true
there is a royal commission empowered
to examine every case that is called to
their attention, but even this does not
protect a sane person against involun
tary imprisonment The purchased tes
timony of two irresponsible doctors,
without any further examination, is all
that is needed. A Mr. Elliot recently
escaped from a private lunatic asylum
in England, and he succeeded in" not
only proving himself sane, but that
number of persons in the same institu
tion were of perfectly sound minds.
The Chinese merchants of San Fran-
I oisco have organized a Merchants' Ex
"JiinutvV Experiments irith a Steam
I don't like Mr. Travers as much as I
did. Of course I know he's a very nice
man, and he's going to b? my brother
when he marries Sue, aud he used to
bring me candy sometimes, but he isu i
what he used to be.
One time that was last summer he
was alwavs dreadful anxious to hear
from the" Postoffice, and whenever he
came to see Sue, and he and she and I
would be sitting on the front piazza, he
would say: ' Jimmv. I thiak there must
be a letter for me"; Til give you ten
cents if you'll go down to the Post
office;" and then Sue would say: "Don't
run, Jimmy; you'll get heart-disease if
you do;" and I'd walk 'way down to the
Postoffice, which is pretty near half a
mile from our house. But now lie
doesn't seem to care anything about his
letters; and he and Sue" sit in the back
parlor, and mother says I mustn't go in
and disturb them; and I don't get any
more ten cents.
I've learned that it won't do to fix
your affections on human beings, for
even the best of men won't keep oil giv
ing you ten cents forever. And it wasn't
fair for Mr. Travers to get angry with
me the other night, when it was all an
accident at least 'most all of it; and I
don't think it's manly for a man to
stand by and see a sister shake a fellow
that isn't half her size, and especially
when he never supposed that anything
was going to happen to her even if it
When Aunt Eliza came to our house
the hist time, she brought a steam chair:
that's what she called it, though there
wasn' t any steam about it She brought
it from Europe with her, and it was the
queerest sort of chair, that would all
fold up. and had a kind of footstool to
it, so that you put your legs out and just
lie down in it Well, one day it got
broken. The back of the seat fell down,
and shut Aunt Eliza up in the chair so
she couldn't get out, and didn't she just
howl till somebody came and helped
her! She was so angry that she said she
never wanted to see that chair again,
"and you may have it if you want it
Jimmy, for you are a good "boy some
times when you want to be."
So I took the chair and mended it
The folks laughed at me, and said I
couldn't mend it to .ave my life; but I
got some nails and some mucilage, and
mended it elegantly. Then mother let
me get some varnish, and I varnished
the chair, and when it was done it
looked so nice that Sue said we'd keep
it in the back parlor. Now, Tm never
allowed to sit in the back parlor, so
what good would my chair do me? But
Sue said: "Stuff and nonsense, that
boy's indulged now till he can't rest"
So they put my chair in the back par
lor, just as if i'd been mending it on
purpose for Mr. Travers. I didn't say
anything more about it; but after it was
in "the back parlor I took out one or two
screws that I thought were not needed
to hold it together, and used them for a
boat that I was making.
That night Mr. Traverse came as
usual, and after he had talked to mother
awhile about the weather, and he and
father had agreed that it was a shame
that other folks hadn't given more
money to the Michigan sufferers, and
that they weren't quite sure that the
sufferers were a worthy object, and that
a good doal of harm was done by giving
away money to all sorts of people, Sue
" Perhaps we had better go into the
back parlor; it is cooler there, and we
won't disturb father, who wants to think
So she and Mr. Travers went into the
back parlor, and shut the door, and
talked very loud at first about a whole
lot of things, and then quieted down, as
they always did.
I was in the front parlor, reading
"Robinson Crusoe," and wishing 1
could go and do likewise like Crusoe,
I mean; for I wouldn't go and sit quiet
ly in a back parlor with a girl, like Mr.
Travers. not if you were to pay me for
it. I can't see what some fellows see in
Sue. I'm sure if Mr. Martin or Mr.
Traverse had her pull their hair once
the way she pulls mine sometimes, they
wouldn't trust themselves alone with
her very soon.
All at once we heard a dreadful crash
in the back parlor, and Mr. Travers
said Good something very loud, and
Sue shrieked as if she had a needle run
into her. Father and mother and I and
the cook and the chambennaid all
rushed to sec what was the matter.
The clmir that I had mended, and
thai sue had taken away from me, had
broken down while Mr. Travers was
sitting in it, and it had shut up like a
jackknifc, and caught him so he
couldn't get out. It had caught Sue,
too, who must have run to help him;
or she never would have been in thai
lix, with Mr. Travers holding her by
the wrist, and her arm wedged in so
she couldn't pull it way.
Father managed to get them loose,
and then Sue caught me and shook me
till I could hear my teeth rattle, and
then she ran up stairs and locked her
self up; and Mr. Travers never offered
to help me, but only said: " Til settle
with you some day, young man," and
then he went home. But father sat
down on the sofa and laughed, and
said to mother:
"I guoss Sue would have done better
if she d have let the boy keep his
I'm very sorry, of course, that an ac
cident happened to the chair, but I've
got it up in my room now. and I've
mended it again, and it's the best chair
you ever sat in. "Jimmy froum," in
Harper' a Young People.
Story ef the Ticker.
In the receiving-room in the fourth
story of the Western Union Building
are six clerks with instruments before
them. The central figure is tho opera
tor who receives all the dispatches from
the reporters of the Stock Exchange.
He writes them quickly and plainly on
a slip of paper and sticks it in a frame
in front of him. The frame is so placed
that the two operators can see the fig
ures plainly. The operator on the right
runs the stock "tickers." and the one
on the left the general news "tickers."
The first-named operator has a set of
black and white keys, precisely like a
piano, set lwfore him. The keys are
marked with letters and numbers. That
keyboard operates all the stock "tick
ers" in this city and "tickers" as far
away as Newark and Orange. The op
erator reproduces every quotation. The
general news operater takes only the
more important quotations. He also
reproduces what appears on a tape of
Kiernan's financial "ticker" that reels
off before him. He works on a key
board of different pattern, in which the
keys are set in two concentric circles.
These are the two great and impor
tant divisions of the "ticker." It is
estimated that when business in
the exchange is running at an
ordinary rate a quotation can be
caught by the reporter, telegraphed to
the central office, be sent out again, and
reappear on all tapes inside of half a
minute. When business is livelier the
operators fall somewhat behind the quo
tations, but five minutes is the extreme
time of delay. A broker makes a sale,
and before he can get back to his office,
a few blocks away, it is there on the
" ticker" ahead of him. The two other
operators in the receiving room receive
reports from the Mining Exchange and
send them out on the mining "ticker."
There is another instrument in the room
which records in telegraphic dots and
dashes every dispatch received from the
Stock and Mining Exchanges. It is in
tended to act as a check on the reporters
ao4 the receiver if a dispute should arise
macrrn',n a dispatch. Opposite (to
operators is a complete duplicate sot ot
instruments which they could at once
use in case of accident to the other set.
Ou the wall hangs the large gravity
clock which regulates the time "tick
ers." It is a wonderful piece of accu
rate mechanism, and was made by Prof.
James Hamblet the manager of the
time service. It is regulated each day
bv dispatches from the observatories at
Pittsburgh, Washington and Cambridge.
The " tickers" in use in the city at
the time of the report in November
were: Stock, 867; general news, 126;
cotton, S6; produce, 68; time, 82; min
ing. 39; ani Kiernan's financial. The
Gold and Stock Telegraph Company
controls individually all those tickers,
except the last-named, which it manages
for Senator John J. Kiernan. The
Kiernan financial "tickers" report only
a few of the stock quotations, but give
u-eneral financial news and any other
news of interest from all over the world.
He controls the portion of the city below
Chambers street. The same news is
furnished above Chambers street by the
o-eneral news " ticker" of the Gold aud
Besides having reporters in the Stock
Exchange, the company has similar re
porters m the Miuiug, Produce and Cot
ton Exchanges. Their reports are re
ceived by operators in the large hall of
the Western Union Telegraph Company
and are sent out from there. The time
"tickers" arc furnished to jewelers,
railroads, and other offices where the
exact time is desired. It is an adjunct
of the time-ball, which falls at noon on
the pole of the summit of the Western
Uniou Building. The little instrument
in a jeweler s shop beats every two sec
onds, ami at the beginning of each hour
and quarter-hour strikes uke an ordinary
"Tickers " are of two kinds of manu
facture. Some print a continuous line
on a narrow tape, and others print two
lines on a wider tape, one bein the title
of the stock, ami the other its price.
The single line instrument is run by
weights and the two-lino or thrce-wiro
instrument is run by electrical power
from the central office. The 1,563 or
more "tickers" are on different cir
cuits, averaging from twenty to thirty
" tickers" to a circuit.
Each circuit is visited daily to see that
it is in running order. The inspectors
visit each " ticker" twice a week to
clean it, ink the pads, supply tape, and
ascertain if it is in good working order.
The work of the " ticker" is not con
fined to this city. Mr. George W. Scott,
the Superintendent, furnished a report
of the "tickers" in operation by the
company in other large cities. These
"tickers" are, however, not worked
direct from the New York offices. The
quotations are sent to a central operator
in tho other cities, and he sends them
to the " tickers." Among the cities
having the greatest number of " tickers"
are: Boston, 111; Chicago, 142; -Baltimore,
91; Cincinnati, 70: St Louis, 69;
Buffalo, 43; and Cleveland, 32. A sale on
the Stock Exchange is known in Chicago
within less than two miuutes. The re
porters and operators are so skillful
that a mistake is rare. The brokers are
quick to notice an error, and a correc
tion is at once made. N. Y. Sun.
When Webster failed, it was a moral
failure. Intellectually, he ranks among
the greatest men of his race or country.
His mind was not profoundly original,
nor did he have that unknown subtle
quality rarely met with among statesmen
or lawyers, but to be found in poets and
artists, which men have agreed to call
genius. We watch the feats of some
superb athlete, and all that he does is
Impossible to us, far beyond our reach;
but we understand how everything is
done, and what muscles are needed.
We observe the performances of an
Eastern juggler; we see the results, we
appreciate the skill, 'but the secret of
the trick escapes us. This is true also
of mental operations; it is the difference
between the mind of Shakespeare and
that of Pitt, a difference, not of degree,
but of kind. Webster belongs to the
athletes. We can do nothing but ad
mire achievements so far beyond our
O, and gaze with wonder upon a
apment so powerful, so trained, so
splendid. But we can understand it
all, both the mind and its operations.
It is intellect raised to any power you
please, but it is still an intellect, a form
and process with which we are familiar.
There is none of the baffling sleight of
hand, the inexplicable intuitions of
genius. Webster has been accused of
appropriating the fruits of other men's
labors to his own uses and glory. This
is peifectry idle criticism. Webster
had the common quality of great
ness, a quick perception of the
value of suggestions and thoughts
put forth by other men, and the capac
ity to detect their value and use them;
making them bear fruit instead of re
maining sterile in the hands of the dis
coverer. But after all is said, we come
back to the simple statement that he was
a very great man; intellectually, one of
the greatest men of his age. lie is one
of the chief figures of our history, and
his fame as a lawyer, an orator and a
statesman is part of "that history. There
he stands before us. grandly vividly,
with all his glories and all his failings.
The uppermost thought as we look at
him, is of his devotiop to the Union,
and of the great work which he did in
strengthening and building up the na
tional sentiment. That sentiment the
love of Webster's life, proved powerful
enough to save the Union in the hour
of supreme trial. There is no need, and
it would not be right to overlook or to
forget his errors and failings, all the
more grievous because he was so gifted.
All men, even those who censuro him
most severely, acknowledge his great
ness. But it is not his fame which will
plead most strongly for him when his
faults are brought to the bar of history
to receive judgment It will be the
thought of a united country the ideal of
his hopes, the inspiration of the noblest
efforts of his intellect, which will lead
men to say, even while they condemn:
"Forgive him, for he loved much."
Henry Cabot Lodge, in Atlantic Monthly.
Fishing: in a Corn-fleH.
In Colorado is a ten-acre field, which
is no more nor less than a subterranean
lake covered with a soil about eighteen
inches deep. On the soil is cultivated a
field of corn, which produces thirty
bushels to the acre. If any one will
take the trouble to dig a hole the depth
of a spade handle he will find it filled
with water, and by using a hook and
line fish four or five inches long may be
caught The tish have neither scales
nor eyes and are perch-like in shape.
The ground is a black marl in nature,
and in all probability was at one time an
open body of water, on which accumu
lated vegetable matter, which has been
increased from time to time, until now
it has a crust sufficiently strong andnch
to produce fine corn, although it has to
be cultivated by hand, as it is not strong
enough to bear the weight of a horse.
While harvesting the hands catch
"Teat strings of fish by making a hole
through the earth. A person rising on
his heel aud coming down suddenly can
see the growing com shake all around
him. Auv one having sufficient strength
to drive a rail through the crust will find
on releasing it that it will disappear al
together. Territorial Enterprise.
" One of the first duties of a commua-
ity," says Mayor Means, of Cincinnati,
in an interview, "is to protect its youth.
Protect the boys first and they will pro
tect the girls.'
For the first time in many yean,
Hemlock Lake, N. Y., Rochester' Wa
tar source, is entirely frM eufc
SCIENCE A5D INDUSTRY.
Two Philadelphia mechanics claim
-- ..-.. .u,eisu uevwe xor running
street cars by a series of powerful steel
springs. At the end of each trip tho
sir is to be wound up Uke a clock.
A new society founded in Japan
for the investigation of volcanic and
earthquake phenomena, and called the
ocisiuuiogicAi society of Japan, has re
cently issued the first volume of its
So microscopically perfect is the
watchmaking machinery now in use,
that screws are cut with nearly 600
threads to the inch though the finest
used in the watch has 250. These
threads are invisible to the naked eye,
and it takes 144.000 of the screws to
weigh a pound, their value being six
pounds of pure gold.
Les Mondes reports that M. Dufour
cet his in the exposed court of his
house two bars of iron planted in the
earth, to each of which is fixed a con
ductor of coated wire terminating in a
telephonic receiver. He eousults the
apparatus twice or thrice everv day,
and it never fails, through its "indica
tions of earth-currents, to give notice of
the approach of a storm twelve or fif
teen hours before it actually arrives.
The Science says : "Of all the nu
merous topics which are the common
field of the physician and the biologist,
none is of as great interest, both iu its
practical bearings and iutrinsically, as
a fascinating theme, as that of the loca
tion of mental faculties in the brain.
Year by year scientific inquiry is nar
rowing tlown the question of the exist
ence of the mind into the functional
reilni of those great masses of nerve
tissue, which, filling out the cavity of
the skull, h;id already fouud an empir
ical aud unconscious recognition from
the ancients when they endowed the
goddess Minerva with a higher brow
than Venus and Aoollo with a greater
facial angle than Bacchus."
Investigation of the velocities of va
rious wood-euttiiur tools shows the fol
lowing results: Circular saw teeth. 6,000
to 9 OOu feet per minute ; band saw
teeth, hand feed, 3 000 feet; band saw
teeth, powerfeed,4,000feet; gangsawii.
20-inch stroke, 120 strokes per minute;
scroll or jig saws, 800 to 1,500 strokes;
planing and molding cutters, 5,000 feet
per minute; shaping and carving cut
ters, 6,000 revolutions per minute; Dan
iel's planer cutters, 8,000 feet per min
ute; machine augers, 1 1-2-incn. diame
ter, 900 revolutions 3-4-inch diameter,
1,200 revolutions 1-2-inch diameter,
1,800 revolutions: rod and dowel ma
chines, 1 inch and under, 3,000 revolu
tions 2 inches aud over, 2,000 revolu
tions: mortising machines, heavy work,
3.0 strokes per minute light work, 700
strokes; tenoning cutters, 2,500 revolu
tions ; emery wheels, 6-inch diameter,
3,200 revolutions 12-iuch diameter,
1,600, and other sizes in proportion;
main shaft for wood shops, 350 revolu
tions per minute. Estimates of work
are made on the data afforded by these
PITH AND POINT.
A sign of indigestion "Gone to
dinner; be back in five minutes." New
Under the head of " Short Stops,"
a Chicago paper tells how a man
stopped in jail for three months. They
haven't much idea of time in Chicago.
Detroit Free Press.
"Very odd," said the compositor,
as he stood mournfully gazing on a mass
of pi; "very odd, indeed. Stewed
tripe for breakfast and strewed type for
dinner." Philadelphia Bulletin.
It was the wife of President Madi
son who gave the young woman the ex
cellent advice : " Give your appearance
careful and serious thought in your
dressing-room and forget it elsewhere."
" A-three-year-old" discovered, the
neighbor's hens in her yard scratching.
In a most indignant tone she reported
to her mother that Mrs. Smith's hens
were " wiping their feet on our grass."
We are sometimes so impressed by
a fellow-man's estimate of his import
ance that we tremble at the mere sug
gestion of what might have been if the
Lord had forgotten to make him. Rome
. "Does it pay to steal?" ask the
Philadelphia Times. It does, esteemed
contemporary, it does. It doesn't al
ways pay the thief, but just think of the
large number of criminal lawyers to
whom it furnishes a fat living. Phila
"Yes, dear, of course we're going
to Washington this winter ; the Presi
dent's a widower, you know." How
awfully too utterly sweet!" "Yes, and
the new British Minister's a bachelor."
"How too preciously consummately
lovely!" "I cawnt marry them both,
you know, dear." "No, dear, leave me
"How are you and your wife com
ing on?" asked a Galveston mau of a
colored man. "She has run me off,
boss." "What's the matter?" "I is to
blame, boss. I gave her a splendid
white dress, and den she got so proud
she had no use for mo. She 'lowed I was
too dark to match do dress."
It was evening. Three of them
were killing a cat. One of them held a
lantern, another held the cat, and a
third jammed a pistol into the cat'.s ear
and fired, shooting the man in the hand
who held the cat and the one with the
lantern was wounded in the arm. The
cat left when it saw how matters stood
and that ill-feeling was being engen
dered. "I think," said Mrs. Partington,
getting up from the breakfast-table, " I
will take a tower or go on a discursion.
The bill says, if I recollect rightly, that
a party is to go to a very plural spot,
and to mistake of a very cold collection.
I hope it won't be as cold as ours was
for the poor last Sunday. Why, there
wasn't efficient to buy a foot for a resti
tute widder." And the old lady put on
her sash and left.
Miss Anna Grant, of Boone County,
Ohio, sends the Columbus Heralil
note in which sh j- -uunngtne
j cat xooi 1 have woven 30,088 yards of
carpet. Who can beat it?" This la
nearly ten yards a day for every work
ing day in the year, and if done by hand
is probably without a parallel. A
young man of good habits and mar
rigable age wants to know if she is
The Xagic Flute.
The most wonderful instrument ot
the magical orchestra is described in a
Hessian legend, recorded by the Broth
ers Grimm. A man kills his brother
while they are out hunting, and buries
tho corpse under the arch of a
bridge, xears pass. One day a shep
herd, crossing the bridge with his floes:,
sees below a little white bone, shining
like ivory. He goes down, picks it op,
and carves it into a mouthpiece for his
bagpipes. When he began to play, the
mouthpiece, to his horror, began to sing
of its own accord : "Oh, my dear shep
herd! you are playing on one of my
bones! my brother assassinated me and
buried me under the bridge." The
shepherd, terrified, took his bagpipes to
the King, who pnt the mouthpiece to
his lips, when straightway the refrain
began: "Oh, my dear King! you are
playing on one of my bones; my broth
er assassinated me and buried me nnder
the bridge." The King ordered all his
subjects to try in turn the bagpipes.
From mouth to mouth the instrument
passed to that of the fractricide, and
then it sang: "Oh, my dear brother X
yon are playing on one of my bones ; it
was yon who assassinated me!" and the
King caused the murderer to We
mixed. All tht Year Rmmd.
"KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE !
IT cn:r S1'A IXS.
HOXKS ( I'Ultss AND
1S1IKS A XI) lit
MOVES THE ItrxrU
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CUKE!
It has i-nri'd thousands of cases anil is destined to cure millions and millions mor
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CUBE!
Is the only positive run- known, and to show whit thK reim-dy will do we give here
:i .i :iin.! of e:i-i-s niretlbv it, a otitteiin-ut xv hi eh was
GIVEN UNDER OATH.
Ti Wlmm it itaj Concern. -In the
r.ir 1ST.. 1 tre-ite'd with Kendall'-"
.c;.tin (.tire," a hone spavin of several
month growth, nearly half a- large a
a h ms egg, and completely s-tupped the
lam tic-sand remcd the enl.irgement.
I h.ive worked the horse eer since i-ry
hard, and he never ha been Same, nor
could I eer ee any ditleri-i:ce in the
size of the hock joint since I treitcd
him with "KcndalTJ Spavin Cure."
It. A. t: uxk.
Eiiosliurgli v-'.XU. Vt.. Keh il. '.:.
Sworn and sith-criheil to before me
this i'.th day or Keh.. a. u. 1S7!.
.Ions Cm. .Ikx.nk.
.1 list ice of Peace
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE;
ON HUMAN FLUSH it Juts been usi-erlm'ncJ by repented tr its to be,
the very best liniment crer usedor nm ileci Mnfcd pitin of' bum santlimi
or of short duration. Also j'w I'Uh'XK. f:lY!OXS. FHOS T II TICS
or ttny bruise, cut or lameness. Some are afraid f use it on hit 'nan jlest
simply because if is a horse medicine, but ymt should remember that what
is good for li FAST is good for MA .V," and ire Anoir from ICxperieure
that 'KEXDALLb SPAVIX Vl'lIK" vtm be ed on a eiitd I nan
old with perfect safety. It Ejects' are wonderful on human jlesh and it
does not blister or make a sore. Try it and be convinced.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE;
Read below of Its wonderful ellccts as a liniment for the hnk in famP.y.
llot.vnix. .Mi.sMtuui, Anjiist 20, isso.
It. .1. Kkxpall ,v Co.. (iKNTS:- I am so overjovnl in view of the result of an ap
plication or jour Kendall's Sja in Cure that 1'f.el that I oiis;lit for llmiiiiiiitie'
sake publish it to the world. About thirU-tivc eat- ago uhih riding a iuui"
ugly horse, I was injured in one of my testicle-, and from that tint to three weeks
ago a Mow hut constant enlargement has been the result, giving me a great amount
of trouble, almost entirely preventing me from horseback ridiiii. wh:eh was un
usual way of traveling. I -aw a notice of your Kendall'- Spavin l lire, never once
thought of it for any thing exeept for hor-.-s. but alter receiving ne medicine ind
reading over what it was good for, feeling terriblv excrci-ed about m dillicultv , t..r
I had consulted many physicians .tiul none gave me anv -pecilie but'u hen it. could
be endured no longer to remove it with the knir.-. 1 applied our Kendall'- Spiv in
Cure as an experiment, and it wa- so painful in it- application that I concluiicd
not to repeat it and thought no more about it until near a wee!., and lo and be'-old
one-hair the size was gone, with joy I could -carcelv believe it, I immediatelv ap
plied it over again, and have made in all about '- doen appliotion- ruuning'over
a space of two weeks and the terrible enlargement is almost gone, in v lew -f "v liicli
I cannot express my feelings of delight. It ha-been a Cutl -end to me. mav he
send to other- with like trouble-. .Iuiin Kick.
Pastor of Hematite Congregational Church.
1. S. You are at liberty to put this in any -hape von mav plea-e. 1 am not
ashamed to have my name under, over or by the side of it.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CORE!
Kendall's Spavin Cure is sure in its effects, mild in it- iction a- it doe-not
blister, yet it is penetrating and powerful to reach any deep -.-itcil p mi ,. to r,.
move any bony growth or any other enlargement if u-cd for seveial ili. such a
spavins, t-plints, callous, sprains, swellin-.'. any lanieiies- and ill eul ir'gemcut- of
the joints or limbs, or rheumati-m in mau and lir any purpo-c tor whicha liniment
is used for man or beast. It is now known to be the best liniment for man ev er u-cd
acting mild yet certain in its effects. It is used in full strength with perfect safctv
t all seasons ofthe year.
Send address for Illustrated Circular, which we think give-po-itive proof, of its
virtues. No remedy has met with such utupi tISli d slice. -s to our knowledge, for
beast as well as man. Price per bottle, or -ix bottles for $".
ALL DRUGGISTS have it or can get it for you,
or it will be sent to anv address on receipt of pi ice, by the proprietor s,
48 Dr.' li. J. KENDALL & CO, H-toshm-jr Kills, Vermont.
WHEN YOU TKAVEL
ALWAYS TAKE TIIK
B. & M. R. R.
Examine map and time tables carefully
It will be seen that this line connects
with C. B. A Q. R. R. ; in fact t hey
arc under oue management,
and taken together rorm
what is called
me BDBLINGTON BOUTE !
Shortest and Quickest Line to
SO. ST. LOUIS. PE01II1
DES MOINES, ROCK ISLAND,
And Especially to all Point
IOWA, WISCONSIN, INDIANA,
ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN, OHIO.
I'KIXCH'AL ADVANTAOK3 AUK
Through coaches from de-tinatioii on O.
B. & J. K. It. No transfers; changes
r.um C. It. & Q. K. It. to connect
in); lines all made iu
CAN UK ltAI
Upon application at any station on the
,-oad. Agents are also prepared to check
jaggage through; give all informition as
.o rate, routes, time connections, etc.,
tnd to becure sleeping car accomoda
tions. This company is engaged on au exten
tion which will open a
NEW LINE TO DENVER
And all points iu Colorado. This ev
tention will he completed and ready for
uisiness iu a "few mouths, and the pub
ic can then etijo all the advantages of
through line" between Denver and
Chicago, all under one management.
I. S. KunIIn.
Gen'l T'k't A'gt,
04AIIAt 1 Ml.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE,
Union Pacfic Land Office,
On Long lime and low rate
All wishing to buy Rail Road Land
or Improved Farn? will tlnd it to their
advantage to cal at the U. P. Land
Offi.ce before lookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on commission; H persons wish
ing to sell farmi or unimproved land
will find it to the- advantage to leave
their lands with n. for sale, as my fa
cilities for affectiis sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make final
proof for all partits wishing to get a
patent for their honegteads.
ISTHeury Corde Clerk, writes and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Act. U. P. Ld Department,
B21-y COLUMBUS. NEB
a week in vur own town. f.
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thing new. Capital not re
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everything. 31any ati: making fortunes
Ladies make as much as men, and bo
and girls make great tiy. Reader, it
you want a business at vhich you can
make great pay all the tne you work,
write for particulars to I. Hallktt A.
Co., Portland, Xaine. 4jan-y
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