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WEDNESDAY. OCT. 18. 1882.
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BALLADE OF A COQUETTE.
to wears a most bewitching bang
Qold curls made captive in a net;
Hef dresses with precision hang;
Her hat observes the stylish set;
She has a poodle for a pet.
And drives a dashing drag and pony:
I know it, though we're never met
1'ye seen her picture by Sarony.
r phrases are all fraught with slang,
The vsry latest she can get;
Wks sings the songs that Patience sang,
Canwhlstle airs from "Olivette," ,
And, in the waltz, perhaps, might let
Tousqueezeherhand.wlth gems all stony:
I know It. though we've never met
I'tc seen her picture by Sarony.
Her heart lias neverfelt love's pang,
Nor known a momentary fret;
Want never wounds her with his fang;
She likes to run Papa in debt;
She'll smoke a slender cigarette
Sub rota with a favored crony:
I know it, though we've never met
I've seen her picture by Sarony.
rrinces, beware this gay coquette 1
She has no thoughts of matrimony:
I know it, though we've never met
I've seen ber picture by Sarony.
Frank D. Shtrman, in Ceniury MagmUM.
NANCY DEAN'S TaCaTION.
"I s'pose Maria'll say I'm a fool," re
fected Nancy Dean, taring off her spec
tacles and laying them across the open
Bible in her lap. "An1 p'r'aps lam;
but somehow it's borne in on me to do
fcU thing. Who knows bnt it's aleadln'
6 the SpiritP" Again she placed the
ffiusM on her nose, and following the
words on the printed page with her fin
ger, slowly read aloud:
"Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as
ye have done it unto one of the least of
these my brethren, ye have done it unto
Now, Nancy," she soliloquized, "if
theie words mean anything they mean
for you to just go ahead in this matter
an' not stand parleyin' here with Satan.
Never you mind what Maria says. If
the Lord's put this thing inter yer heart
He'll stand by ye."
Having reached this righteous decis
ion Miss Nancy left the inner room, to
which she had retired for meditation,
and went into the little shop, where she
did quite a thriving business in fancy
goods and small wares. These two
rooms, with a diminutive kitchen in the
rear, were the lonely woman's home.
It was somewhat out of the city, and
ery convenient for the people who lived
near by to run in there for a spool of
cotton or bit of braid which they had
forgotten to purchase in Boston. Be
sides she had a few regular customers,
who patronized her cheerful establish
ment because her brave efforts to se
cure a livelihood when smarter shops
threatened to swallow up her trade
commanded their respect. But the sum
mer was apt to be a dull time, and of
late years, in common with her neigh
bors, Miss Nancy took a vacation, going
to the old home in Maine where "Maria"
lived. She, too, was struggling to sup
port herself by carrying on the farm,
which was the sole patrimony of the two
sisters after their parents died. They
Were far from being poor, but with true
New England thrift they were careful to
lay by something for their old age and
for a decent burial, so that rigid econo-
Biy had become their rule of daily
It was a hot day in August, and Miss
Dean had been reading about the suf
fering among the poor children of Bos
ton. Early in the season she had sent a
small donation to the Fresh Air Fund
for giving horse-car rides to the sick
and poor, but even this did not satisfy
ber conscience ; and to day, when pon
dering the parable of the Last Judg
ment and thinking of her own meager
ministry to the King, she resolved to
take a child home with her when she
want to Maine.
"Tain'b much, to be sure," she
thought, "but 'twill make one less to be
corpiicd up by this heat, an' I may as
welPn'ake a stir first as last. Lemme
see," sho mused, tying her bonnet
strings, "I'll run round to the 'Sylum.
They always have a puny lot there, an'
11 be thankful to get rid o' one for a
couple o' weeks."
On reaching the Asylum and making
known her errand to the matron, that
weary woman's face lighted up as she
said, earnestly: "God oless you, Miss
Dean. This "is truly an act for one of
Christ's little ones."
On the way to the nursery the visitor
said, with a touch of uneasiness in her
Yoice: "I ain't no ways used to Chil
dren, an' mebbe
ean' t get one to go
" We'll see," said the matron, willing
to trust the children's instinct in the mat
ter. The room was neat SSkd clean, but oh !
so stifling, and the ah" that came through
the windows seemed like the breath
from a furnace. Something seemed to
trouble Miss Dean's eyesight. It may
have been the change from the glare of
the street to a partially darkened room,
or perhaps the heat affected her; at any
rate, she cculd scarcely distinguish th'e
little form that stood by her side and
clutched at her dress, till she heard the
"Poor Willie! I believe it will give
him a new lease of life: and he's such
an effectionate child, Miss Dean, I know
you'll become attached to him."
"Bless me!" gasped the good spin
ster, "is it a boy? Why, really I don't
think the truth is well, I hadn't
thought of taking anything but a girl.
What will Maria say?"
This fear scattered the mist from her
eyes, enabling her to look with clear
vision at the boy. One gaze into the
depths of the truthful brown eyes, and
then she gathered the child into her
anas; and while his fingers crept over
her thin face, or toyed with the old
fashioned brooch at her throat, the bar
gain was made.
The next few days Nancy Dean seemed
to be living in a dream. The mother
love, latent in every true woman's heart,
bad swept like a great tidal wave into
ner oemg. i-ervent, indeed, were the
prayers that were whispered night and
morning into the Heavenly Father's ear
for a blessing upon "His little one," as
she secretly called Willie.
At length the preparations were com
pleted, and among the hundreds of pas
sengers that crowded the down East"
boat, one August evening, were no hap
pier souls than Miss Dean and her little
protege. They had a queer look, as if
mismatched somehow, but people were
too absorbed in their own affairs to pay
much attention to them. When the
stewardess came along for the fares it
was funny to see the important air with
which Miss Dean said: "For myself aod
" What age, ma'am?" said that func
tionary. " Five next September," replied Miss
No charge for children under five,"
aid the sable maid, and passed on.
"Well, I declare!" exclaimed Miss
Dean . "If I'd a knowed that I'd bought
bim another balloon and some more
peppermints. But p'raps 'twould made
bim seasick;" and with this sage reflec
tion they retired to their stateroom.
The next morning a difficulty arose.
It, was a comparatively easy matter to
Eit the boy out of bis clothes, but dress
g bim was quite a different process.
Miss Dean examined the stocking-supporters
in despair. The whistle had
sounded for Rockland, and in half an
bour the boat would be at the pier, where
a stage-coach connected for Maria's in
land home. She fussed and fumbled.
tmuL UUUIC. OUB iUS&CU. UlU lULUUlt
and at length took ont ber speotaolesl
a closer examination of tka compflcat
'Dear suz!" she muttered, "me'n
Maria never wore such f angled things.
Mother tied up our stockings with a bit
o' list till we were old enough to knit
good sensible garters for. ourselves."
Opening the stateroom door she spied a
little girl playing about the saloon, and
called out: "Sissy, come here a ruin
ate." The child obeyed, and Miss Dean
unburdened her heart to the small
maiden, whose nimble fingers not only
adjusted the hosiery but helped other
wise about the toilet. After receiving
Miss Nancy's profuse thanks the child
ran back to her mother and related the
"O, mamma, I do believe she isn't
even tie little boy's aunt, nor his grand
ma, for she didn't know anything about
This report naturally led Mrs. Le
comte to look at her fellow-passengers
as they emerged from the stateroom. A
question about the place of landing
opened the way for a conversation, and
Miss Nancy confided the story of her
own and Willie's vacation to the elegant
stranger. It was only a chance seed
dropped by the wayside, but destined to
bring forth fruit an hundred fold.
Miss Dean grew somewhat fidgety as
she drew near the old home. "What
will Maria say!" was the refrain to her
every thought, and the sister soon spoke
"Who on earth Is that child?" she
asked, as the two alighted from the stage.
Nancy meekly explained.
" WelL if it ain't a load off my mind,"
said Maria, leading the way to the house.
"The fact is, I read about them poor
children in Boston more'n a month ago,
an' sez I to myself, 'I s'pose Nancy'll
call me a fool, but I'm going to send
for one o' them little tots this summer,'
an' she's off in the medder playing now.
They'll be a sight o' company for each
These New England women were peo
ple of few words, so Nancy's only com
ment on this surprising announcement
was : "I was a good deal exercised my
self, Maria, but I guess 'twas the Lord's
doln's, and Ho'U stand by U3."
And He did in a most unexpected way ;
for Mrs. Lecomte visited the old home
stead and made arrangements with the
Dean sisters to convert it into a Summer
Home for Children, providing liberally
for its support from her own abundant
means. Nancy Dean's vacation was in
definitely extended, and the small shop
in the suburbs of Boston was given up
for the larger service of caring for the
city waifs. Christian Union.
After awhile the subject of forestry in
this country will assume some methodi
cal character, and we shall not only cul
tivate trees as we do other orops, but
the old forests will receive such atten
tion as it would now almost seem absurd
to give them. At present they receive
no attention at all. Year after year they
remain without care and withoutthought.
The ground on which they stand has
never had any care, and that it should
become a very hotbed of insects and
even of disease is very natural. We are
complaining, more or less, every year
of the ravages of insects, and are spend
ing annually a great deal of time and
money to proteot our farms from var
ious pests without always accomplish
ing the purpose either but perhaps
maintain upon our farms these un
kept, uncleansed forest grounds. In
a reoent article which we read, the
writer expressed the thought that we
were wasting a great deal of sympathy
when we lamented forest fires.
He thought that their value was far in
excess of the damages they did, and that
the value was represented not only by
the destruction of the insects which live
and breed upon forest lands, but the
guarantee which they give for a higher
egree of public health. He even went
so far, if we remember correctly, as to
say that even the life that was lost by
them was nothing compared to the
life that was lost through the condi
tion of things which the fires remedied.
Doubtless he was right, too, for we can
not but think that the decaying mass of
rubbish in our forests is productive of
much disease and death.
However, we can not venture to esti
mate the worth of life, or rather of
death, when we can not rest upon great
er certainty than we can here. But the
sacrifice of life is not necessary in clean
ing up our forests. An object that ap
pears so desirable should be accom
plished in some more systematic way
than by exposing human life, or even
buildings and fences, to the mercy of
accident. If our forests were regularly
cleaned up, in all sections adjacent to
settlement, the danger of fire would oe
greatly lessened, if not entirely obviated.
The writer referred to suggested a
forest commission in each State, and a
national commission over all, the com
bined duty of which should be to attend
to this matter among other things. It
would not be an objection to such a
plan if it were successful that it would
be expensive. Expense ought not to be
unduly considered when health and
life are in the scale. Perhaps we are
generally too saving with our money
and too profligate with our health. In
cities we have boards of health whose
duty it is to clean up the dirty places
and to disinfect the plague spots. The
work is usually not done as well as it
should be, but it is supposed to be done.
There is certainly no reason why the
health of the country should not be as
carefully guarded as the health of the
city, and if there is a general source of
danger such as forest lands existing,
it should be purified. But there is no
doubt that when the saving from a free
dom of many farm insects were taken
into consideration, the expense of a gen
eral superintendency of forests would be
Individually wo can do much to meet
the necessities of such a case. If we have
a forest, we can clean it up and keep it
clean. When we shall arrive at the
time when forests are cultivated, they
will be kept clean. They will not pre
sent the deplorable appearance wnioh
forests now ao. Western Rural.
JaDan furnishes an pxamnlo fhnfc folia
largely in favor of a vegetarian diet.
That the Japanese are a people of
muscle and great physical endurance is
apparent on every hand. The speci
mens of muscular development Bhown in
the build and structure of the working
classes are evidences of great strength
and hardiness. The diet of these men
is entirely of vegetables and fish,and they
are very economical feeders at' that.
The quantity of food they require, or, at
least, the quantity that they eat, is as
tonishingly small when compared with
the food devoured by the meat-eaters
from the Western World. The amount
of manual labor they perform is prodig
ious. The coolie who does the work for
which oxen and horses are utilized else
where is about as strong and cau ac
complish about as much neavy work as
the beasts of burden they take the place
of. They are possessed of immense
power of limb, being able to pull loadi
that would be considered as much as
any ordinary draught animal could
draw. It is wonderful to see them walk
ing away with the heavy loads they
easily move; and as carriers of burdens
upon the shoulder they are capable oi
startling achievements. Seemingly their
frames are as tough as steel, not sus
ceptible of cold or intense heat going
thinly clad in freezing weather, and not
shrinking fros the sun in its most op
pressive seasons. Yokohama Cor. San
Complaints are still heard in Butte
County, California, of poisoning from
contact with oleander. It is very dan
gerous, and though some consider II
prtttj, stQt it should not be tolerated.
Cartons Faets About Teeth
Where teeth are extracted and imme
diately replaced in their sockets they
not unfrequently remain firm in the jaw
Thirty odd years ago, when I first be
gan to study medicine, I thought after
three days' study it was high time I
should begin to practice A girl living
in my mother's family was attacked
with a severe toothache, and, of course,
applied to the new doctor. The doctor
examined the case very critically, and
decided, after the gravest thought, that
it was a case of pain in a tooth, and at
length came to the conclusion that said
bomu must db exiracrcu. xa no inner
way, wiia au nis experience, couia ne
promise to relieve the patient. The
maternal head of the household was
called in consultation, and was rather
disposed to favor pulling the tooth
instead of extracting it. But the doctor
was firm in his conviction, basing his
opinion on the results of the thousands
of similar cases which had fallen under
his observation. The doctor had not at
that time ever seen a tooth extracted,
and so practiced, on the way from the
office, on the end of his thumb with the
hook of the turnkey, so as to learn just
how to seize upon the tooth, and thus
fully to prepare himself to meet with
unfaltering courage and coolness this
trying emergency in his professional
The offending tooth was the one im
mediately behind the eye-tooth. In my
trepidation I allowed the hook to touch
the eye-tooth as well, and drew them
both out, the eye-tooth being entirely
sound. Immediately and without any
definite notion of what I was doing, I
replaced the eye-tooth in its socket.
Having recovered from the hand
trembung and excitement incident to
my acute sympathy with the deceased,
or rather with my suffering patient, I
at once saw that it was very Important
that she should keep her tongue away
from the eye-tooth, so I suggested the
chances of a gold tooth in the emptied
socket', and urged the importance of
keeping everything away from that part
of her mouth. The eye-tooth stuck in
its place and remained, serving faith
fully many years.
There is a gentleman now living in
New York City who has three beautiful
front teeth which he purchased from
the mouth of an Irishman. His own
decayed teeth were removed, and in
stantly Patrick's were transferred. In
the case of two of these teoth the suc
cess was complete, and even the third
one the gentleman retains, though it is
loose and seems to have no vital con
nection with his jaw.
Not unfrequently the teeth of young
animals have been quickly transferred
from their sockets to the pared comb of
acock and a nutritive oiroulation es
tablished. I used to know a young lady who had
a decayed front tooth. It was so ex
ceedingly sensitive that she thought it
impossible to have those sharp-pointed
dental instruments thrust into the oavi
ty, and, indeed, almost went into hys
terics when an excavation was attempt
ed. At length she was advised, as the
process of destruction was going for
ward and she must soon lose the tooth,
to be etherized and nave the tooth ex
tracted and instantly returned to its
place. Of course we all know now there
was a much simpler plan for destroy
ing the nervous sensibility, but in this
case the extraction was accomplished,
and the tooth immediately replaced.
The circulation was ro-establisbed, and
in a few weeks the tooth was so firmly
fastened in its socket that it bore the
necessary force of plugging, and has
remained a good tooth for many years.
If it were practicable to determine
the exact form of the portion inclosed
in the socket by an examination of the
protruding part of a tooth, I have little
doubt that it might become very com
mon to transferteetk from one mouth
to another. Precious as our teeth are,
many persons could be found who for
& consideration would part with the
most beautiful ones.
The introduction of rubber instead of
gold for plates for artificial teeth is a
freat improvement. A good, honest
entist and I think there are a great
many such will furnish very good sub
stitutes for the natural teeth if you will
give him a commission to spend as much
time as he finds necessary in making
them. Dr. Dio Lewis, in Golden Rule.
Boston Bar Examinations.
It is now no easy task to be admitted
to the Suffolk bar. The examinations,
conducted by a carefully selected board,
whose names Messrs. 'Horatio G. Par
ker, George O. Shattuok, John C.
Dodge, Robert M. Morse, Jr., and R. D.
Smith vouch at once for the thorough
ness of their work, cover nearly all de
partments of the law. Three years of
study are expected of all candidates, and
any student must be exceptionally gifted
and unusually diligent who can pass
this examination in less time. Printed
papers are used and written answers are
required. The questions are chiefly
practical; they are all very searching
and are sometimes too much for old
members of the bar themselves. A
student in a very busy office recently
inquired of one of the partners in re
gard to the meaning of the maxim ds
melioribus damnis, saying that it had
appeared on a recent examination pa
per, and that it could not be found in
"Broom." Nobody in the office could
give a satisfactory answer. Then a note
was dispatched to an old lawyer who had
formerly been on the Examining Com
mittee of the County, and his reply
was : "You have struck an old question
's; he had some doubt about it
himself. I think it means so and so."
A Considerate Burglar.
The most considerate burglar ever
heard of has just placed Mrs. Merrill, of
Falmouth, Me., under lasting obliga
tions. She was alone in her house, and
in the middle of the night was awak
ened by the sound of footsteps on the
stairs. She jumped out of bed, has
tened to the door and asked who was
there, when the following amusing col
joquy began: "Now, don't you be
afraid. We don't want to hurt you, and
won't harm a hair of your head. But
we want $10, and you have got to give
it to us." "But I haven't any money in
the house." "Well give us $5 then."
"I tell you I haven't any money at all."
"Oh come, now, you must have a dol
lar. Give us that and we will go away."
"No, I haven't a cent." "Well, I sup
pose wo'll have to go without it. Now,
don't be scared; we don't mean to hurt
you, and are going away directly. Do
you want us to leave this light burning
or shall we blow it out?" "You may
leave it burning, please." And the
burglar went down stairs, rejoined his
confederate, and they leisurely departed
through a window, carrying with them
several articles of silver and jewel
ry which they had collected while
the lady of the house slept.
Prof. Henry A. Ward, of Roches
ter, has taken a contract to purchase for
the American Museum of Natural His
tory, in Ceutral Park, New York, the
specimens of two valuable collections.
One is to be a complete collection of the
mammals and birds of North America,
including some seven or eight hundred
specimens, and its cost, to tie defrayed
by Morris K. Jessup, will be 10,000;
the other will be a collection represent
ing all the quadrumana of the world.
About 300 mokeys will comprise the
latter collection, the expense of which,
17,000, Is provided for bv Robert Col
gate. It will take Prof. "Ward upward
of two years to make the oolleotioas.
N. T. Time
SCIENCE AND ISDUSritF.
During the past yoar about 4,000
patents applying electricity in somo
shape or manner have been granted.
It w.is reported at the Nursp yuien's
Convention recently h'ld at 11 .oueter,
N. Y., that nearly all i he pear tree? set
out in the Western State ? are raised in
Machines arc now made which will
cut from a roll of wire, pins of the rihr
I length, head them, point them, polish
I them, sort them out with their points all
one way ana suck tueni into papers, or
I rolls, faster than
one pan count -St.
, Louis Globe.
. jj. jg Said that
very fine effects are
produced on unfinished cast-iron by a
mixture of petroleum with Fiench yel
low, the result being a fine bronze yel
low, not liable tu ordinary wear, and
if applied hot, filling the pores of the
metal, defying anything short of the file i
or planer tool to obliterate it. i
A now use for glass has recently
been developed in i substitution for
marble tops of tables :md dreeing cases.
A Pittsburg, Pa., firm has turned out
slabs of glass th-it are said to be a per
fect imitation of the latter material, ;
while they admit of decorations of var-1
ious designs, both in form and color.
The genius of the Yankee has come
to the rescue ot the horse .suffering from
a galled shoulder from the heat and ill
. . - .
shape of hard collars by inventing a col -
lar from catkins, or flags, which grow in
swamps. The cost is trifling, and it is
said not only to prevent galling but will
cure it, by adapting itself to any neck
or shoulder, and is light,oool and cheap.
A new explosive oalled "dynamo-
fen" is claimed by its inventor. Dr.
etrie, of Vienna, to be superior in
nearly every respect to gunpowder it
is cheaper, safer and more effective.
while it contains no substance that can
injure the guns. In view of the an
nouncement of so many new and great
ly superior explosives it seems a little
singular that the old-fashioned gunpow
derfirst used at a period so remote
that its origin can not be traced should
be the chief dependence of modern ar
tillery. The proportion of salt in the water
of the ocean varies greatly in different
localities. M. de la Grye has made a
series of observations on the subject, in
which among many interesting results
he has found that the saltness dimin
ishes rapidly as a coast is approached,
due, probably, to the freshening by riv
ers discharging into the sea. The salt
also lessens oa the approach of icebergs.
Theie facts would seem to have an im
portant bearing ou navigation, as in bad
weather tests of the saltness of the
water might enable the mariner to avoid
running into unseen coasts or icebergs.
It is thought that the demand for a
cheap insulating material has been met
by a discovery of a method by which
wood, sawdust, cotton waste, paper
pulp, and other fibrous substances can
be converted into a material perfectly
impervious to moisture and acids, easily
molded under pressure into any shape,
and capable of being worked into any
form. This material is an excellent
non-conductor of electricity, and can bo
used for all forms of battery cells, tele
graph insulators, supports for electric
light leads and telephone work. It affords
the means of securing perfect insulation
at a very much less cost than ebonite or
gutta-percha. Chicago Times.
PITH AND POINT.
Some men are born slight, some
achieve slightness, but most men have
'lights put upon them.
Nantucket has a girl pilot only sev
enteen years old. Knows all the buoys
in the sound, you cau bet. Norrisloivn
The Agricultural Bureau reports a
short broom-corn crop this year, but the
supply of mop-handles is unprecedent
ed. No occasion to be alarmed. De
A Vermont man found a pocketbook
with $80 in it just before the war, and
recently his conscience compelled him
10 restore me lunus. conscience is
pretty thick down East. Burlington
In a Paris shop devoted to feminine
wearing apparel: "You ought to tike
this pair of stays, madame. They can
not be worn out. None of my customers
to whom I have sold a pair have ever
"Pa, are we going to have any girl
vanized iron on our new house?" "Any
wh-a-t?" "Any girlvanized iron?-'
"Galvanized you mean, don't you?"
"Yes, pa; but teacher says we mustn't
say gal ; it's girl ! " Chicago Journal.
You can put "ten million oysters,
when they are only two days old, into a
four-quart pail filled with water." We
believe this because we saw it in a news
paper, and we suppose if you took out
about a pint of water you could get in
about thirty million more oysters. New
"Is dis heah letter all right, boss?"
asked au Austin darky, handing the
clerk a letter he wanted to send off in
the mail. The clerk weighed the letter
and returned it, saying: "You want to
put another stamp on it. It weighs too
much." "Ef I puts another stamp on
de letter dat won't make it no lighter.
Dat's gwineter make it weigh more."
Texas Sif lings.
"My wife," says Wfeglesworth,
abstractedly lifting a handful of prunes
from the box, "is one of the most eco
nomical women I ever saw. Whenever
I smoke a cigar in the house she makes
me blow the smoke on her plants to kill
the bugs, and stands ready to catch the
ashes for tooth powder, while the stub
that is left she soaks in water and treats
the flower-pots to a Turkish bath with it."
New Haven Register.
Why He Tramped.
"Why don't you go WestP" demand
ed the man, after telling a tramp that
he had no small change and could not
respond to his appeal for aid. "I've
been out there." "Why didn'tyou
stay?" "'Cause I lost my all." "What
all did yon have?" "Stranger,1' said the
old man, as he leaned back and wiped
his forehead, "I went to Illinois with
$6,000 in cash. I went into the business
of raising frogs for the market. There
was every show that I would clear $10,
000 the first year, when a climax knocked
me plumb-center all in one night "
"What was it?" "I had 23,000 frogs on
my farm, and every durned jumper got
up and jumped over on another man's
land." "They did?" "Did for a fact,
and, as I hadn't branded a single one
of them, I couldn't identify my proper
ty. That's what broke me all up, and
I've come East to see about getting up
a machine to scratch a hog's back
something that will permit the hog to
scratch himself. If jou can spare me
ten cents to help me " He got it with
out further explanation.
Two children, named George and
Harriet Grindley, aged eight and nine
years, reached Philadelphia the other
day, having traveled alone from Man
chester, England. Their mother is a
widow, living in Philadelphia, and has
been in this country three years. When
she left old England the children were
placed in the Chesterfield Industrial
school, at Manchester, wnere they re
mained until sent for by their mother.
Tags were sewed to their olothing stat
ing that thov were to be forwarded by
the National Steamship line from Man
chester, and giving the destination of
the little travelers. They were intrusted
to the care of the steamship officers,
their passage being paid for on this side.
The children arrived by the steamer
Spain sound and hright.-PMlmdilfhis
Letters of Introduction.
Peonle who write letters of introduc
tion should be careful how they word
them. A merchant of this city, who
knows mre about invoices than elegant
diction, was asked by a wealthy resident
to give hira a letter of introduction to a
canUalist stopping over in the city and
with whom the merchant was acquaint
ed. When the niiche was ready the
gentlcimn took it and, instead of send
ing it up to the stranger and waiting
till ho was requested to see him, he de
livered it himself, following on the heels
of the servant who ushered him in. He
Is a very plain-looking man and his
dress is alwavs a senii-njpectable busi
ness suit, and as he unobtrusively
handed the letter to the stranger, who
was reclining at his easp, he waited anx
iously to open the business about which
he had called.
But the letter began with the usual
formula, "The barpr of thi-s," and the
capitalist rad thai tar, f ildiul it up, re
turned it, and said, impatiently; "My
good ui'in, I can roilly do nothing for
you; no dou't it is the old story large
family been unfortunate, etc. ; but you
must excuse me from giving you any
thing to-dav, you really must!"
Explanation.-, ensued, and the two cha
grined nvn had a good laugh over the
I - "
, affair, and the capitalist ordered liquid
I refreshments, which post, munh mnr
1 than the ch irity would have been which
he didn't propose to bestow on the un-
A more annoying mistake occurred to a
young man, the nephew of a well-known
New York official, who went to a town
in the interior of the State to idle away
a vacation in fishing and hunting. Pre
vious to his departure his uncle remem
bered that the clergyman of the place
was an old college friend, and he gave
the young man a line of Introduction,
which he dutifully took, but did not in
intend to present. The clergyman,
however, had a very pretty daughter,
and the young man bethought him of
his letter and aimed with it made a raid
on the parsonage whore the pretty
daughter entertained him charmingly in
the parlor, while the servant took the
letter to the father. In a few moments
word was sent down that the reverend
gentleman excused himself from receiv
ing his visitor. The daughter presumed
there was a mistake, and hastened to
her father, only to be informed that his
resolution was inflexible he had laid
the letter away and he would give no
further explanation, but the young man
must be peremptorily dismissed, and
the mortification of the visitor at this
unexpected rebuff may be imagined.
He wrote at once to hisuncie, but as he
was absent from home for a week did
not get an answer. He occasionally
met the young lady, but received only a
cooi dow, ana at last the uncle's letter
came. He was highly indignant at the
slight put on his nephew, and demanded
of his old friend the reason. The bewil
dered theologue read the letter sent for
the young m m, apologized, and said :
" I suppose it was a joke of your un
cle's, bnt I must say it was in extreme
ly bad taste, and I took it literally
h"ere is his first note," and he read slow
ly through his glasses these words :
Dear Old friend.
This letter will intro'lne1 mv nephew. !
13 a trump. Treat him as ine' etc.
But the daughter reached out and
took the paper. "Let me read it; there
must be some mistake ; your eye3 are
not good, papa," and she read as fol
lows: Dear Old friend.
This loiter will introduce mv nephew. Om
is a trump. Treat him as one etc.
"Well, well," said the old gentleman,
laughing merrily, "why don't people
write more plainly, and how was I to
know the difference?"
But the young lady evidently did.
Detroit Post and Tribune.
The Age of High Pressure.
It has become almost a truism to say
that every age has its distinguishing fea
ture, which gives to it an individuality
as unmistakame as that winch differen
tiates the several members of the same
family; and it needs but little examina
tion to discover that the distinguishing
feature of the present ago is "high
pressure." Physical science has taugnt
mankind the conversation and utiliza
tion of the forces of nature, and recent
experiment has shown that "high pres
sure" is the means by which the great
est amount of force may be extracted
from a ton of coals. Humanity is fond
of analogy, and is ever ready to trans
fer its reasoning from the physical to
to the psychic world.
Moreover, the advance of physical
science, and the application thereof to
the appliances of life, must in time ne
cessitate a corresponding movement in
the world of action. As the locomotive
or steam vessel increases in speed, so
must human beings move more rapidly
in thought and action. The humblest
anr7ant upon a line of railway is affected
i;i his movements by every mile of in
creased speed of the trains running over
that line. The lowest clerk in an office
is affected materially by each increase of
postal deliveries, by every decrease in
the rates for telegrams, bv every addi
tion to the foreign and colonial mail ser
vices. It is quite true that we do not
spend so many hours in our offices as
did our grandfathers but we do more
in the shorter hours than they did, and
we know nothing of the intervals of
quietude which they enjoyed during the
business day. Every man must work at
the top of his speed, and by the time his
day's work is over he finds his powers
are oxhausted, and he has scarcely en
ergy left to seek the means of recreation
which lie around him. Our business
and professional friends are constantly
urging as an excuse for failures in the
exercise of social virtues the plea that
they are too weary to undertake that
exercise save at widely sundered inter
vals, and the weary business man asks
for nothing whon his day's labors are
ended save "to be let alone." Such a
state of things can not f il to tell seri
ously upon the character and genius of
Leisure is a thing unknown to the
bulk of men, or is regarded as some far
distant haven which he scarcely hopes
to reach in future years. And to the
few fortunate ones who do reach it, it
too frequently comes when all capacity
for its enjoyment is gone, worn out by
the weary struggles and stress of the
voyage. The principals of our com
mercial houses are already beginning to
see the result of this high pressure upon
their emploj-ees. There is a lack of
springiness or elasticity about them, and
a nervous hurriedness in their work,
which frequently defeats their efforts.
With a growing average intelligence,
and a general spread of knowledge,
there is also an increasing lack of busi
ness "genius." It is more than ever
easy to get a hundred men of ordinary
ability, and more difficult to get one
man 'of originality and keen insight.
Men or more mechanical and less spon
taneous than they were. Specialists
may be obtained for all departments
but men of "all round minds," capable
of taking wide views,are few and far be
tween. London Globe.
The congregation, of about 900 per
sons, in St. Peter's Catholic Church,
Troy, N. Y., were startled durinsr the
services on a recent Sunday morning by I
ine crasiung oi one oi tne 8UU-pound
clock-weights through the ceiling into
the vestibule. The people, espocially
many of the women and children, were
terror-stricken and made a wild rush
for the doors and the windows, but
were finally quieted by Father Luddea
before any serious injuries had been r-Mivad.
No clergyman ii eligible to a seat
in the British House of Commons.
It is proposed to build an under
ground railroad in Paris. The cost of
its construction is put at $30,000,000.
The recent dinner given by the city
of London to the Princ8 of Wales cost
$I3:,800. The saying that "money
makes the mayor go" seems to have
been twisted about here.
Two hundred refugees were saved
during the bombardment of Alexandria
in the Catholic chapel by the ingenuity
of the Arab doorkeeper, who told the
soldiers that the phce was empty, and
there was nothing to steal or he would
have taken it himself.
Japan is promised a constitutional
form of government at the end of eight
years. By way of preoaratioa for that
event, the Japanese Minister at Berlin
has been instructed to make a careful
study of the Prussian system of govern
ment, which is likely to'be the one chosen
as a model.
The guests at Birone.ss Burdett
Coutls' first gardon part' were treated
to a sight of the mallest pony in the
world Lady Jumbo. The tiny crea
ture, which looks like a thoroughbred
race-horse seen through the wrong end
of an opera-glass, stands thirteen inches
high and is five years old.
Another of the Duke of Argyll's
numerous brood of daughters was mar
ried lately, the bridegroom being Mr.
Glyn, Vicar of Kensington, where the
Duke lives when in London. Only one
of his daughters has made a great match
Lady Percy, whoso husband will be
Duke of Northumberland.
Field Marshal Sir William Gomm,
who died three years ago, and whose
journals have lately been published,
was gazetted an ensign at ten, and at
fourteen had his "b iptism of fire" with
his regiment in Holland in a bloody en
gagement, lasting thirteen hours, when
half Gomm's battalion was lost. The boy
slept after it for thirty-one hours. He
lived to past ninety.
In Germany, where there are no
restrictions upon the sale of intoxicating
beverages on the Sabbath day, thirty
two per cent, of murders and crimes of
violence are committed on Sundays, and
fifty-eight per cent, on Saturday and
Sunday, the idle days of the working
man. In Scotland the Forbes Macken
zie act has been followed bv a consider
able diminution in those offenses.
More than one thousand deaths are
reported as having resui-.ed last year
from accidents in mine3 in the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
The average of such deaths during the
last eight years is one to every 461
employed. Fall of rock from the roofs,
but more particularly from the sides of
workings," continues to be the most
fruitful source of these disasters; and
there seems good reason to believe
that a large proportion might be pre
vented by a sufiicient provision of tim
A young male African elephant now
occupies the stall in the elephant-house
lately vacated by the much-lamented
"Jumbo." "Jingo" is the name which
this recent addition to the Zoological
Society's collection bears. He is young
iu years and 3mall in stature, being only
lour teet and two inches iu height and
weighing about 700 pounds. As he is
without olemish or defect of any kind,
and perfectly tame and gentle, it is not
unlikely that he may soon enjoy the
popularity of his predecessor. "Jingo"
was captured by Arabs iu Upper Nubia
about eighteen months ago, and is be
lieved to be about three or four years
It Is something in these days of shams
and deceits, when everything seems to
be made of the least probable ingredi
ents, to find that the scents which we
put on our handkerchiefs are still dis
tilled from flowers. No one who has
been to Grasse can doubt it. When
once the flower season begins, every
alley in thetown smells strong of violets,
or orange blossoms, or roses, according
to the particular flower that the per
fumers are at work upon. The cultiva
tion of flowers is the great industry of
the district. Roses, violets, narcissus,
jasmine and tuberose are grown in fields
just like turnips or mangolds with us;
and in a good seasonpthe land thus em
ployed brings in a much better return
than if it were sown with wheat or any
other crop. It certainly takes away
from all the romance of the flowers to
see them thus grown wholesale, and
the blossoms tossed about with as little
care or ceremony as hay or straw. The
flowers are all bought by weight at so
much a kilo, and must consequently be
all hand-picked, and as free from stems
as possible. Picking the flowers, espe
cially the violets, is very hard work
when continued for many hours at a
stretch, as has to be done in the height
of the season, when the terraces are
really so carpeted with blue that not a
green leaf of the plant is to be seen, and
when all these blossoms must be gath
ered and sold before they show the first
symptoms of fading. Roses are con
sumed in prodigious quantities, for a
great deal of the so-called Eastern attar
of roses is made at Grasse. During the
rose season bands of girls are employed
in simply picking the petals from the
blossoms. In the room where this labor
is going on the floor is covered half a
foot thick with rose leaves, looking like
drifts of tinted snow. Neroly, the es
sence of orange blossom, equivalent in
strength to attar of roses, is another of
the special products of Grasse ; and the
Eerfumers of Cologne are supplied from
ore with that andother essences, which
they alone have the secret of converting
into their famous scented water, of
which the so-called Eau de Grasse is a
very poor imitation. One kilo, or two
pounds weight, of orange petals are
used in making one gramme of Neroly.
There are ninety perfumeries in the
department, and by far the greater
number of them are in the town of
Grasse itself. Among the legion of men
thus employed may be found every
degree of fortune and social importance.
There are the great factories, with
soaring chimneys, that stand out
conspicuous above the town. Here
everything is worked by steam, after
the most approved methods, and a
counting-house is attached, where a
bevy of clerks and foreign correspond
ents conduct all the business on paper,
but know nothing of the mechanical
pnrt of the trade. The perfumer him
self is a man of fortune, who has a
showy chateau in the neighborhood, or
perhaps he is a Deputy, and lives in
Paris, and troubles himself very little
about his business as long as it keeps
his pockets regularly replenished. But
in contrast to this there is the homespun
perfumer who looks to everything him
self, and does it all on his own prem
ises. Here one may watch the stills at
work in an out-house in the garden, in
the midst of a delightful confusion in
which rabbits and other domestic pets
make themselves perfectly at home and
rush about unrestrained, and where the
master gives vague orders to nonde
script male and female assistants. Here
blossoms are heaped on the floor, and
mysterious vials of tinctures are stored
on the shelves in one and the same
room, and ever and anon a blue-bloused
olerk emerges from the den that is
called by courtesy a bureau, with pen
behind his ear, to give his advice and
opinion as to all the mysteries of the
craft. Yet here, too, the perfumer
prides himself on being a wholesale
dealer, and sends his wares to nig
bouses both in London and Paris.
ERED; AS IT la
: I had
B. J. Kendall Co.. (irnti?
prized very highly, he had a Iarj;
other, wl,i,-h made him v,ry lime: I
KeOUS who filled to i;un him T tpns
IVJIt . . MVTI
drUMi " . . ,?. .? 0frZr ?,rAis; ,lLetcfm.ined Kon trr h d got our
Spavin Cure in the Chicago Express, I det"ermined''at once to ti
na..- r- !.. .iT"u7:r- '""""l W -" .' aucrsemeni 01 ixen-
1- ii , ;-" ". "jcj uiuuni luri'c uoiiiiw 1 iook luem all and thought
!k1" '.' "1Ve 'J? ,huQ ;1. 1 used it according to directions and the fourth lav
. .Y i ... . ,:,mc'anu lne U'PS
Vr , . iiuii'jnieas iree irom lumps aim as Miiootli
Hh is entirely cured. The tine was so remarkable that I
ue me remaining iwo Domes who are
ery respectfully, L. T. FOSTER.
FROM THE ONEONTA PRESS, N. Y.
Early last summer Messrs B. ... Kendal, SiS&Si 'made a
contract with the publNbcrs of the Press for a half column aSvertl"einent for one
i., " " - n""""'-j " uum, f milieu
nis. iisea-ci, wnicu we are giving to advance
Jt!?0Ut lie tim.e.the advertisement
.... u..., ..uvicucs near ouier., nau a spavined horse He read the advertise
ment and cone uded to te-t tho efficacy of the remedy, althou-h his fri"mt lau"ied
? h, "theila,lt He lTsbt a P""1, Kendall'., Spavin Cure and cominen-e using
Si H011 acPOrdace Wlth, tbe directions, and he informed u this w."k taiit
it effected such a complete cure that an expert horseman, who examined the ami ti
lZ Cr,d "tl "-0 trace 0f th(l SI,avin or tue l,Ke whe "! "e''i lot-Sid. Mr
Scliermerborn has since secured a copy of Kendalls Treatise ou the Horle and Ws
Diseases, which he prizes very highly and would be loth to part with at aiiv price
provided he could not obtain another copy. So much lor advertising relVable artioies'.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE.
B. J. Kendall Co Gmts :-You will nnd M&?&fiionr
expressman. We sell Koi.UallN Spavin Cure and lind all who u.se it are pie: sed with
it. ou may send us mo-e advertising matter, and a few nice cards with our names
0,1 the"K COXLEY A KING.
,1 Bu'J" F"'1?11 ' C- "V"1:-' am ,,yil,f-' i'onr Spavin Cure for a bone spavin
(bought of Conley .t Km. Druggists, Columbiana. Ohio.) I tinil it just tie th i to
cure a spavin: the lameutfi- his a ,.ft ,.i man-, and by further u,e of the cure I
look for the lump to leave. Th.- one bottle wa, worth to me ten times the cost
Yours truly, FRANK HELL.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE.
llOrse aim Ills .Diseases, t Ii.iVc mi II Us
none spavin. One bottle entirely cured
ounch. lour respectfully,
i i- i ii r -. ,s . ,.
J. Kendall ,fc Co.. Gents: I have
T !n,t If tl I r - ..
u..u .. t.,.i. ii , Suuu iui iii.ui umei iiuiiiMcs nameti iy yi.u, and p.irtieularlv
t.-iuu,iJ5 filial 1.CUICI11.S.
Kendall's Spavin Cure is sure in its effects, mild in its action as it does not
blister, yet it is penetrating and powerful to reach anv de p seated p.iin or t. re
move any bony growth or any other enlargement If used for several davs muIi h
spavins, splints, callous, sprains, swelling, any lain.'ii.s. and all enlaiWniciit or
the joints or limbs, or rbi inn.u i-m iu man and for am p-irpcse f..r which":! liniineiit
is used for man or beast. It i now know u to l.- the best linun nt for :n it . vcr iis.-d
acting mild yet certain in its effects. It is -a-e 1 in i.iii strtnirth wit.i perlect s if x
at all seasons of the year.
send address for Illustrated Circular, which we think gives positive proof, of its
irtues. No remedy has met with such unqualified .success to onr know!ed"e for
east as well as man. Price $1 per bottle, or si bottles for $.",. " '
or it w
ill be sent to any address
Dr. B. J. KEN
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
TRAVEL ONLY VIA
BUfiLIIGTOff & HO. BIVfiAIIRQ AD
TJlB BURLINGTON ROUTE !
FOlt ALL POINT.S
EAST AND WEST.
Daily Express Trains are now run to
Chicago, Omaha & Denver
Kaanatf City, Atchitoa &c Dearer.
2 EXPRESS TKAI.KS Oally
OMAIIA AND LINCOLN.
All Through Trains are equipped
new and elegant
Pullman Palace Cars,
Day Coaches and IJagtjage and Express
Cars of the latest designs.
Through Tickets at Lowest Hates
Are on sale at all principal Stations, where
passengers can obtain intormation as to
Routes, Rates and Connections, and cau
secure Sleeping-Car accommodations.
As trains run to and from Union Depots
at all principal points.
P. S. Kuxti.
Gen'l T'k't A'gt,
23y Omaha, N'kb.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE,
Union Pacfic Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
All wishing to buy Rail Road Lands
or Improved Farms will find it to their
advantage to call at the U. P. Land
Office before lookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lauds on commission; all persons wish
ing to sell farms or unimproved land
will find it to their advantage to leave
their lands with me for sale, as my fa
cilitiea for affecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make final
proof for all parties wishing to get a
patent for their homesteads.
ISTHenry Cordes, Clerk, writes and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Aet. U. P. Land Department,
a week in your own town. $."
.Outfit free. No ris-k. Every
thing new. Capital not re
quired. AVe will lurnis-b you
everythlg. 3Iany are making fortunes
Ladies make as much as men, and bo
and girli make great pay. Reader, if
you want a business at which you can
make treat pay all the time you work,
write for particulars to II. Hallktt &
CO., Portland, Elaine, 4jan-y
1 1 L .ii t i
L K S II :
L. T. FOSTJEK.
YouiiL'stown. Ohio, May 10th, 1S"0.
a very valuable ilambletonian colt which I
had b n ..n ZAh? r L "
on.. .1.... - ir.. .1 .?....; ... "A. J
"a" disappeared. I used
hut one bottle
a any hore in the State,
let two of my ncisrhbura
now usin" it.
ur. ivcna.-wi s
1 realise on the Horse ami
paying subscriber to the Press as a
lirst appeared in this paper Mr. I. G. Scher-
Rochester, hid.. Xov. 30th, 1SS0.
15. .1. Komla' .V . o.. Gent-: IMeas,. send
us a Mipph of adertii'i!r matter for Ken
dall s Sp: i Cure. It has a good sale here A
girf th.' lu-st df satil.ictitii. Of all we h ive
-old we h ive yet to learn the tirt untax o ru
ble repot I. Verv re-.peet full v,
I. DAWSON A SON.
Winthrop, Iowa, Nov. S'd. 1SN.
11. .1. Kendall & Co., Gents : Kelospil
please Ii ml t!Ti cents for your treatise en the
ng your pavin Cure on oneot m li.n-.. f..i-
is and removed most all the
LEEUOV M. GUAHAM.
-- - - - . - - .
.... Milwaukee. Wis., .!.,. Sth, lsi.
the hnrliest nniiii,.,. nr k.....i..m . .. :
. .? ; -... " '" -!'"" v m.-.
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looking towards Nebraska as their
future home. Its subscribers iu
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portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that the
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