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Commercial advertiser. (Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) 1873-1958, October 15, 1874, Image 2

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•1.1 •i HALL & W TRACEY, Publishers. -^ = 1| • •[••• ! • -I • foTSDAMUJUifcynoN,K. r,, llIENBEB'S STOR ? V f 5 [Frdin tho Graphic] When I knowd him at Brat there wassutjiin'- A sort of a gene)ml ai,r-*> Thatj was very particular 1 pleasiri', Ancl what you ((light call debonair. | I'm aware tliat expression is French;, And ruther high daddy/, perhaps; Which accounts, that I halve the^acquaint^nce Of several quality chaps. And such is the way they converses. i Butspeakin' of, this hero young man, Apparently natuir' Hstd Bhaped him ©h:<asort of a Lilberat plan; • . Hed guv him gootjl looks^ and good language, A-rid mariners ajcprcssin' with vim i His belief iu msse If, and that others ( Was just as goo> I fellers as him. Ihave noticed? (1^ in rather observing \ That them thai is cheerfullest hero } Is the sort that is; seldomist given To indulgfn' th rfrselvcisi in the fear That they ain't hlein' thought of suffident)- Whatever's th< compaay by, Or that somebod; Is toppin' of 'ej But this chap th: And neither st , somehow or other, ! ion theisly. | t I mentioned was pleasin', ck up nor stuck .down'.; ! 'ble | « • And was thought to he joUy agrc Whenever ho went around town^ He used to come jn for his beverage Ciuite. regular ejVery night; And I took a con^idcrablo interest In mixta' the thing about right. > Incteasin' his doses., (.hemjimoreolte. V- Mi R- But he got to • Arid took (.heui more olteh, he did, And itgrowedon him faSTer and faster, Till inter-,d bummer holslid. j I wife grieved to observe tins hero feller V A shovin' hissa f down the grade, I And I lectured h| m onto it sometimes,; i 'At the risk of i|s spilin'l the trade. At last he got thnnderin'fsecdy,, * And he lost his rcspect'tor hisself, A>-jl all his high lotiuns m honor Was bundled a ray bii Hie shelf. Bui) at tiuies he • as dreadful remorseful. Whenever he u stop forilb think. Anil he'd wear t S reforinfliisself frequent, . And end by taifin' a drink. What saved that roungJiiUer ? A, woman Slledoneit ! i wie'sin.'feptest way. lie came,' ito tile bar-room one evenin' (Fie hadn't bi|ei drinkin'ihat day), And hes'pt b'sselll dow-h tk a table With a terrible sorrowful face, And ho sot there . And caJUu lie was thinkin', and thirikin' and tbinkin Aud cussin' iiis«elf anddwa fate, Anil emiin' U'i th' nkiri as'sisunl By orifcrin a Bt ul-bon straight.. lie was a hoJdin the glass in his fingers, Wlieu into the t lace frojn the street There came a youl g gal likp a spirit, With a face that was pdwei iitl sweet. And.sheglided right up tcfthe table And took the gl$ss gently away,, Andshesays to h in, \ George, i t is ovor; • i am only a WOE -n fo-day! I rejected you one in my fflnser, Rujt I eoiiH 1 to ytu lowly |tnd meek, For t can't hvewij hoi(t yon, may-darling; I thought I was Strong, Igit I'm weitk. aid I stooped and picked lit observed my motion, and • I ere agroanirtMrepeated, hisSplf agorfe.case. ' You are bound iiji a And I come,. lov-j}, to shiii Is fhere^shame-in ; ue deed|* I can bcarit, . < dj'or.at last to UIJ love-1 am. truo; i I ' I have turned fror the home of.my childhopcl, And I come to I ver andlfriend, ' Leaving jmfoit, (jntontmflnt and honor; And i'.l stay'to he terri&le end. nd wanton tho future? '*Is there hun I will share Aud-together tfeJlj join iu I will share taem with yoto and not shrink jtlier vf&'i} join in ,tine.pleasures, sof drink.:\ Th<3 woes and tlije\ danaers , ' TIroftshe raised u^}-tl eglass firm ahilstcaily, Biitt tier face wa: ''Here's to wine a The songs and. t iMe b.'nt&, itig : » witltyo attention | up. The sd|n said: \ I won|ef Ihow that got there ? I tho resj; or thkt article in my drawer—ilt belongs tc meV \Do you want the piece?\ I asked. \'Not at 4ll>\ he replied; \but if ym would liki s tij) have the remainder, I 4 wil!l get it for ; rou*.\ He left iviihout waiting for^, my reply, and quick ly returned with the rest of the bandkercl icft He handed it to me, andl said as he did so: •' . • \ I am 1 1 a] loss to conjecture who could have tor 3 that handkerchief, fijr I thought j t v 'aa.' safe in jmy apartmenli when I ,wi \\A &ut early in the evening.'\ * I put tl .Q pieee he gave me with the other I all oaf ty had, and took my leave.. Oncq at home and in the solitude of my chaml cr, I sat down at my table,, and, with mj face buried in both hands,, fell to thin kh g and reasoning, I thought of the scere 1 lad just left, and could not doubt thi.t the verdict of the coroner's jury w»ud be \Death from causes un- known.\ I ;hought of the son and his torn hand ke rchlef, and spread out the latter •beibri? me on the table, and fitted\\to it the portion I had found,, wet and limf, under the bed of tho de- ceased. 1 he 11 .took the wet piece in my fingers, and f ;lt and looked at it. It did , not seem 1 o have been steeped, in water; and to the touch it was just in flhe slight- est way stbkr, I further remarked that it had a v.c ry fEint white tinge in siots, as if somq kind of foam had recatly been upon i;. Just at that instalw \ cought. sij ht of a paragraph in a daily paper lyin|» i I front of nie, and mechan- ically reat :t, The paragraph waa aa follows: . ' \A ghastly scientific discovery is re- ported from 'Turin, where Professor Cas- turini, the ce lebrated oceulist, has'Found a'way of 1 ;ili ing animals by forcing air into their* < yas a few secends, and almost without < aijsing j pain; Experiments were madi |at the Royal Veterinary Irfchool. aiMt it| is said that they have fully proved the. correctness of the Professor's invention. Within tho space of a few minutes fouri rabits, three dogs, and a goat weret ki led, in this manner. The most remi.rkablc fact is, that the opera- tion leave i absolutely no outward trace.\ 'I started up instantly after having; read this, iihd begah rapidly to walk the room. I litas lushed and agitated. Per- haps I hacitht! key to the mystery I was searching to salve\. I ^y&ods!' j I f bought, \ if this paragraph btytrue, mteh t) not the method of destruc- tion be applied *; fatally to man as to the.; inferior ar jmajls?\ j hurriejlly, returned to the house of arrest you for the murder of the rata who lies in dhe other chamber I\ , \ His face t iraed fftirly purple with rage and fear, an } th^n grew infy black. ; He sat ddwn in the chair without a word,. His coura ?e and, above all things, his incomparab e audacity, had altogether abandoned 1 dm at this terrible crisis 11 I spoke to him again and several times, but could get no answer. , . Then I ra ig the bell and sent for the coroner'? ph ysicjan. I He came, ooked at the man still sitting on the chair speechless and' black in the face,,and sh< IOK his! head. ; \ This ma a has lost his reason!\ were the fearful nrordsJ \ What has caused it?\; /. ! f I told him , and showed him Casturinl's air cringe. . \Ve took < nr prisoner into custody and conveyed hi n , m a close carriage to tho police statio I. j Thie ride ; lomewnat restored him, bat he was still altogether overwhelmed aqd .crushed. We left 1 im in a cell and went our various way i. . In.the mc rnirig I was the first to call ami see him The officei in charge told me he hjjd beenj up th J greater part of the night, and was the x sleeping. ' ; I waited half an hour, and then, in company wi ih the doctor, who had, by that time, ajrived, went to the cell The man fas there on the bed, lying iiJr| ^lott oY the Hinsi' . ale a,s the deail- ,d the joy of cisyuiaals,. olaurjht|i 1 \sfiSla{d. Then h e rii! up, liflfaco like \tempest. And be too... ihd gMsi.oiit cf her hand, And slung it awaM stern ariiSI s.ivage— An4 J tell you •ij|a manner.K.I.I grand! And )'e •says, ''•! have done with it, Nelly,, And rii'ttirnjrelpi the WUJYS 1 have troii, And ITU live co be (Worthy ofiyou, dear, Ho hpjpme a mcstiful (i'odil d9ath and The son son. He lookdjl a den rctarBl, \ What ••\Nothin! arid collec _ the bell rered the summons in per- H' I iXttle^urprised at my sud- i '\ Y'oiiihave sayed Ac, my love and my darling, f>n.a noale.and wuiiiiauly t?lau ; (In haek to. your hoW till r.sr.ckynu In the garb and tfte strength of a man!'' ;«l .... < I wen that same ffl]ler last Jlkmday, Ilopkin'nobliy an| handsomn and game; lie was wheelin' a. deiu'clet gan'Iemen,. And;« baby was,i^jto the aa»u. - A DETEfea EVE'^ K^OKY. Murder had beep donei iu Philadelphia —or, sit. least, so!it was suoposedr—and the pap(|rs werefi|l'of it. ' Iho journals wer,e divided in opinion about the mat- ter; stune maintuirlkig^that it was a aim pie case ?T sux'ide, ptherajnclining to tu heliif that there had been \foul play, and still ojhersarguing in favor of death from natural^ though^ unknown causes. In deed, it would appear at first sight as.i the Tatter were the jtrue supposition,, arid tho majority of simerfiqlal renders and thinkers who talked over the affair- ftt home or < in 'the streets,: the next day, seemed to have vefyuittte trouble in ar- riving at tlie same conclusion. All that was knowta w,as this: An ( es- teerned citizen—a nian-of w-ea'fli and hipfh station—had reared to rest the H', night before, apparency in sound health '~? an4 good sgiri^s, and at two o'clock she I If following morning hacl been found d<m\ j ?fj in bed, withoutone visfee mai-k of vfj6~ >'M lence upon-his person. Jlli^son, wholik'd ! ' M returned from a pleasHire party at tlUt ; jl * hoiir, liad entered his failier s chamberM) ' iildeposit the front. oofkeif there, as usua| |'||{.nnd had' made the horrible discoveryl ! '|| This young man, a steady, reliable, and ! ; f|» devout church mem bet \aud Sabbafih- i ,|| school teacher, had, tfeca arrpused the '-II house,and eommunicateolthe ill nevvs|to i sif'the terror-stricken familjj I ifi At ttte' coroner's inqucsj \' and th|re the son, after ii 1 fi* stantiall'y what has bei | ipwina; additional, and I was pre^eijtt, repeating \sub- -_iw said abo^ei, ft called me aftenticjn 6f thijtiry to the-ftjd- '- , -- 1 -- 1 - 1 - - ' —-' -•-\'poitant factjj-; 'iiiber he hijtd rbed and ps ng even were ot rumpled, and that the position of lie deceased, PS he lay, was so natural ;md easy, that it was noi,Kuntil he ^ad *f hntiee<l \vhe ab.'jenc'e of the ufcep and regu- bre tthing of a sleepe^ .that he sus- n: 'Tliat^i entering' the cl^l ..'found >verythin^ undist' I n-<ua':; that the Tied-c i \ !« ir |ieeted, fbr an instant, that! any thing wJts ^ Wrong, /if ! .' j *B I; I was r|ot on the jury, bi^t was there at M he reqitgstjof the family, m mv official . ys j;apacit^of murder detectjvp; and it s ;|'|ieediesi to say that I su_bjc,ctpd the body 1 i'jl and its surroundings^to\ the closest scn> i »f ! iinv. IidouMdiscovernotningjhQweve/, 1 Mha't apjifiared in the least [suspicious, or '' Mo warr ifit a surapasjtion; of, foul pJuj. /fahe po3t-mortem ejcaminatljon failel I'-^jfjquall'y: to: satisfy, and- deyelpped noMr- !i ( %dication3of poison in thejsy§tem. Buk 'j|f|one'thi^i't did -develope,lfn|l that was . jlgftliat up; to 'le time of death tite internal ifffprgans of the deceased haa been '111% state clffhearthy and vigo|otii action. , r.l'f't For once in my life I was an fault, and l|-jnust confess thatJdidjKllillailW bow tip -. —liMwewed-Hbulir^^ absence if IT proof, and the seeming tegmlarity or ];f things. I felt in me a deep piidtrust that f iinttrder hadMseen done\ in thei|Prcmisesj |f'and by nrii unskillful hand » ' , I •**^-t -While I was deliberating! hdjw to act) 1'ff the soh chime over, and' began | convert | sation. rlc talked on the, all-|bsorhing I I .topic of the moment, and WHJS as.nervous, f ;'I restless ar^d agitated as mdn apiM ba • >.j We Were walking* rapidly (Sip.and down' *| the- chamber where lay the j cojrpse, still >| fresji froql' the searching l|aii*- of the] if I'orolier'sVphysieian, and art we paused, fi how and rfjlieh to gaze in its' pale, inani-, f. |nate facfe I remarked that liny com i 1 well- note not at-- consid- t anion shook With, a slight a: efined tremor. I made a, menijtal |f this; but a t the same timej dii fadi mtichf importance tojt|as I \lreJ it but,the natural effect of tlae trying |'|tnd painfilji; scenes thraiicM whicli the | \gon *•) reiceritiy passed, and jvho«e recol- I'iteetion was refreshed ' by those morment- t Itry'views 'of the dea<l. I jdul not, of ': poiirse, for one moment imagine that the X inanH at 'my side whs. q.; parrjicide, but a I piurder• detective, from habit, is, always I jm the alert, and as I had no cliic, whttt* fever to follow in the matter, I was meiely A gearebing for one everywhere—ihtit was I ail. : ' i jr. We. continued our walk {about tho I room. . '•• ;, §. \Thisaffair passes my comprehiension,\ ] Isaid I. : • • ;. § \And niihe also, \-said the mw. I yi&s about taking my lekve when a Ismail piece of red rag on thi floor, just 'inifcr the edge of tho bed,, atjtoictcfl - my r s the matter?\ he dejnanded. said jl—I Was ouite cool d iby this time—* I merely wish* to malie Another examination of the cham&sr of thd deceased.\ Plcled\ mb to it at once. I again sariiJiriized the body, this time paying more attention to |he face and head of the dcadman. There was -[bkilutcly. nothing to be seen there that I hiUl, not seen before. I then pressed (pen the mouth slightly with my fir jcri, and, a\I did so, felt, or fimcicd I f'e ; the same slight stickiness I had dcteete: on the limp pieee of hand- kerchief! Hooked into the mouth* and nearly trembler, fbr joy t,a see inhere the clearly jdef let white tinge of N dried foam. \ : ' For a moiitenjt I could hardly contain myself, and Jmy heart beatjio loudly that I was almost afraid my companion would hear u and irov alarmed. However, L did cohiiol .myself and as soon as I coiald trust my voice, said: | \Is theito no v r ay by which this house migltt bo'en.uied \e;xt|^pt byi'the first story?\ . v , ••- \Oh yes\ returned the son, as com- posedly as eer, 'there is a dpor in. my apalrtiiient ^.jetiing on an dill, unused portico; but thut has been locked and aouble-bolteXall winter.\ ^ This obscfval'pn was jfl'^t what I wanted, for i ; po ntedout to meaway to obtain a viev of his man's private room, and that, toi without exciting the least suspicion. i \Will yoJJ let me-see tbejloor?\ I asked. I '* . \ With the 'gre itest _plcasure,\ said he, \I have alreijly examined it \myself. a\hd found itseeJre [is of old—but perhaps your more elpcqienced eye may detect some sign thiilt htfsesdaped me. I followed 'him,andiwithout the slight- est hesitation ho \led me to his bed- chamber, f There was the door fastened as he had said, and I nindc a show of looking at it —but!that wis not what fascZijated me and riVeted rjy t ttention at once! ' The walls iJen full of shelves, and the shelves were qrovded^vith philosophical instruments. I left the pbrtfco door finally, and as I was goinjj;, carplepsly remarked: ,' \ You seeni t<J take! &n interest in sci- ence?''' I ! \ Why, ycsP' laid he, smiling. \.I \do and I ffaitcrMfyscIf that few men here or elsewhere have a larger or better col- lection of apparatus than I have.' I had touched himjon his paiiacular vanity,,and kriew 1 now |hat I might search unmolested, and [not oply that, but with his o%n\p'roper aid, for; the instrument of death! ^ ', I turned backi as I spoke, and picked up a pamphlet from the study-table in. the centre of the roomi. The book was written jn the Italian language. ', . '! : \ I have some flight'lcnoWledge of the. tongue of jnoderjt opera, and 1 read on the titfe page that thejw'ork was one on the various modes of; destruction of ani- mal life, and thar it was by Cas.turini! And Cagturini was the*name of; the professor spoken c f in the newspaperpar- agraph! ) I felt that I was working on, the right fraek i I laid down tilt volume and gradually turned the conversation to the subject of pneumatics, in the, cdurse of which I asked if my com lanaun had Casturini's air-pump. He. Held me no, but that he haa his air-syringe! j, I asked to look it it. For the first time fhe son turned on me a hurried! glancc.of -alarm. But 1 jnatJaget to appear as if I sus- pected nothing—i s if nothing more dan- gerous than love of science actuated me in my investfgatk ns. ! ft was a strange instrument. In shape it was likean ordinary syringe, such as is daily eninloyed in medicine, only larger —perhaps twice as'largo as any of that kintl I hadfverset n. It was mounted on a stand of polishe 1 walnut, like an elec- tric machine, \am indeed, looked like one—that is, a cyl inderWc, It was fur- nished with a crank, by which it was j worked, and twe large funnel-shaped j mo.utb.picces. Tlicse latter were not sta- tionary, but. could bo moved, brojught nearer together or t lore wildely separated, as circumstances risquired. Tli is, then,was tl e instrument of death, and it performed' its dread work silently and surely and left no external trace. I touched it witl a feeling akin to hor- ror, and asked: | \ Has this noothjer usei than to deprive animals of life?\ • : \None was the smiling response. \Can you operate it ?' ; ' \ Better than any I ever met I\ ' I was.standing facing the man as he made this boast. r \ I-laid my'hand c>n his shoulder. lie started and seemed not to know what to make of n\y conduct. \ Your crime is ( } iscovered,»irI\ laid I sternly. \ You aqo a riarricido, and I. his sitirt ai d pantaloons, with his Fatf * downward, i ,nd motionless, v The doctojr touched him^-he was coljd and stiff. 1 he parricide was dead. \ By his sidje lay a paper; crushed and rumtiled as: f in his last agonies he had endeavored »tear it up. , ! I tfook iP>a\d read, written in lead 1 \ pencil, theft jlowing: |< \ The shr iWdness of flie detective has been [ too m ich for me. If was night when I did t, and I fancied the meana'j put it boyon 1 the reach of discovery. I \yas mistake x, and I pay the penalty, of that mistake freely now, That doctor is a shrewd prt 6titioner. Aj man does not counterfeit riadness with him with jm- | punity. Ha i he been as wise in his way as the detect ve was in his the law would I not have b< en cheated of its prey. I had jmv reafons for \the deed, fully as potenjt as thdse I haye for tjiis.\ Here fblloi red the^igna ^re of the sui- cide, 'traced i a a full, hold hand. I tjurned lo tic jJlivsiclan and the officer who v ere with me, and had read the letter ov< r my shoulder. I rfiust confess that l think my face showed trium ph—triumph atJiav fang suc- ceeded in tra :kin,g and taking a criminal so adtoiu and calculating—and possibly I had sjame got d ground for jb\\ng elated« I did not jisk rtho fariiily o.' the mur- dered tftan fi r aj reward., but I carried awayi the ah-syijingejund I have it to this day, 11 avel made repeated exper- imentsiwith : t since It camedn my pos- sessioin, and e ich {jucceeding'one.but con- vinces nie tl e more 'of \its deadly and dangerous cht racpr. ; j \ - . There Is an jther thing I imnst say be- fore I close, ant| that Is this: I have solved. tJie m/stet-y of that jimp oiecp-of handferefiicf [ found bn thojday i under-: j took ijhe knvet tigtitioni of thejraflair I have just been spei king of: it was employed !'bv tjne murderer tofreprefs and keep Ibackj the :sligit foam' that^ always flies from the faou h o!f the subject whenever submitted to the.action of ;the syringe. * I look Ijack upbn this adyenlaiq now as one? of the\\ naqt intpo^tant ovehjis in my career, am; Ijtake; pride in tcllmg if over stocT'ove' a^aini It shows ;wha,i sejence is: con iee.ted with the deteeiion of crime, and it also shows f/pm what a silight link a massjve? Chain of ^conclusive evidenice may be forged. I say I look back to it witjh pride, and I can only hdpe that an intelligent public will hear anaWprove my \recital—the story df .the U^KITOWN DEkTH„ r \— 1 - 1 - MONEY is nob necewjery to happiness; but it helps QufwonderMly. GBN. f^HEN<|k, tKeAmMcah, Minister, to Great Britain, is maf inaa tour p.f Ire- land with his tlgcee daiighit^rs. THE English [folks have groijro tired of lending Joaquin Miller inpndy, and he has to come hone and go W.Twn-fc ' M»8. LovEJopr, sixt^-eight Jf ears old, living near Baldwin .City, Kani, has just become thejmother of a fi^ie bpy. SENATOE MopTOJir's'heaTth.is said to be so poor that it i s donhtfal\ whether he will be able to; attend; to his dutjes in Congress this winter. • IT is said tope the intention of Mar« shal Bazaine to reside dltimatelyin Mad- \' where his Yifd's^mily have for a ig time been-laving. \• JEN, SHERiMN-fias i|n course of prep- ution a revieWf oft the! late war from a Mitary standpoint which will be pub- lished aiier his deap, ! LIEUTENANT FITCH,! who is'to marry Miss Sherman, pe General's daughter, is to leave off naval engineering {and en- gage inhusinessinSt.f|/oui8. ' !• A TRAY of diamonds, wort|h'$1,000, stolen rrom.Goopwin'<?t <pp., qf Boston, five years egd, his beeni restorea through the medium of tpe'confessional show that'the'reduc- y was not altogether CmcuaiBTANC 1 VMQ ****** J 11 Ufj **U V *** VA/„ W VM v* wise^ The presdnt force U only 18,000 men, and only tworthirds are available for duty. I J , ; \ IJNCI,E,\ said Matthew VaWr's dy- ing niece, \do something for,wopen.\ This was the seea fromi whidh snrcu^one of'lhe noblest benevolent enterprisea fn 'the world. I . ( - • , WE live in a sad agp for. royalists^ It is;«aid that his Majesty, King 1 Coffee, of Ajshantee, wi 1 * soon'bej deposed. He can g6 to Europe andjjo'rtftbe large.crowd of sovereigns there now pal of^business, ; Tjte immenrc eptati of iTameaLick, of California given fn trust by him for va- rious pub i; c and Benevolent uses, i-> to bej con verted Ih to cap by aij auctioa sale at San Francisco on November: 17, next, ELIJAH T. LA SON, a young China-I man, passed examination for a to the Sheffield Sc iehtific Schoo: College, not only without conditions, but marked higher in Latin than atoy other applipant. Mit. DAVID Dtn >UEY FiELp a:-rived in London recently,'!irom his trtaaiond the world, and left im medjiately tor Geneva, to take part in the ptoeeedings off the 1* ternational Societj, of which^hpi is ^prci- dent. r *i A 1— TT '• —! '—TLI * . Imresioft 1 at Yale AdTantages.of Bdng In tteiFrpnt HK% ofiPattle. i | [From Gonornl SbtTznah' It is related of words were \Tetc4\- ? Armee.'i *B|onb as the shadow of|^doath ohseifred Revipw ofljlB CAjnp»igoii,J apoleon tlfrtj his laiji «rf8 memory, the last, thought that rtmaired for speech was of* some event, when he was discing so-nt. imp^ tant ''herd o coliimn.' I helieva that every general who has handled j rnres m Jmtife mt(8t recall from hisowi er.peijlencej the in- tensi;y of thought >n some simiwr occa- sion, when bv a sir ^'o command he §§& given the finishing strode to soine com- plicated actjon* but to njie iccjara an- p;her thought that is worihjj-of record, and may enconrace oiherk wife! are to the trammels ol use and want! But after anf obvious! struggle the vtynt suh- mitted'to the phange,.and turned day into night without any apparent ill effects., : ' ' ^ \. j 6ENSBAL INFORMATION. beai • r -TfliRT5r-FoTrja cargoes of Wlhe|afr are now on their-way from San Francisco to England; I BBET BUBTSE receives $100 a page for his contributions, and yet it is said he is continually hara up. A NEW YOBK doctor figures lit out that an average woman sheds ohei barrel of tear> in for ty years. THE.'amount of opium -consumed in this country is ten times greater than it was thirty years ago. OVEB, | $6,000,000 worth of property has been buried, in American lakes since the introduction of steam. i ENGI/ANI) and Scotland are) stud to contain sii hundred thousand I hsibituai drunkards, including I>oi*i sexeb. • IT cost fifty miU'ons of do'Iars to run the government'of New Yo^k Ciiiy from August 1st, 1573, to'August Jstjl 1874. THE Pennsylvania railroad ckimsthe largest locomotive J a the countra. It has 1 twelve driving-wh,ee'sand weighs (Seven- ty-five tons. : / J THE French and Austrian • giovern- mente-^hive jeontracted' for fourteen million dollars worth of V|rginia tobacco, ' THE Pennsylvania Eailroad tables have grown into a volume of fifty: hich the conipany time Issues linco 1 !! .popee. stx pages,! w monthly. \ j A BPECIAI, car to convey the, Li statue to Illinois haca.-ri veu at (ph i Massachusetts. The work isneaily com- pleted. | • t ] • AM/ through the German; Empire .they are\ taking statistics 6f the coniplex- ioq, cb'or, of the hair and eyjes-pf the chl'dren in the schools. ^ ; j ACCORDING to\ the' late JProfi Agassiz the Adirondack group of mountains- la the oldesiin the world—tl e la^id which fi'st made its pppearance apovje the waters of the great primeval occean. AN Iowa centenarian, 302 Sypijs oid, recently made the over T »nd tifa to Cali- fornia, where he went to &ee'af biptber- five years younger thrn h'mse'f.i The father of theoe men lived to ? l&CH years and six mdnths o'd. ! ' _! _ . . ..!!.) A l isia is worihjj- o age oiherk wk iro^ey-io- { D ^Mejn Drums, A m,an wfto haa beat a; single dru „ with any degree of musjc extracting power is a.prett pamart sort of a. fellosvj but on<| that ca: i, sftake sixteen of them up at ope time < iuglic\to be regarded in tliie light of a n 'oderu Spader* There is such frtnhu at the JLoosout House, on- Jaicksoil H*'l, al thp prcsen\writing, and attracts considei blejaitention^sOne would niiituraEy expec; to fifi'd a mahvwho can bieat sixteen dn ma at a time^a person of miagniffcent pre; :cnce. a, noble being, who siitrveyead his si rroudings as if be were sole owner and niler |of the universe. But in llerr Eai taplan you find a modest, amiable' gentlejianl who loolca as if he owned the wbob off Jackson Hill, all tho people therein,: tnd had a two-thirds in tlta outlaying territory. H?i mamer of taking a yla? s of beer is impressive. When invi-ted to indulge he bows con- descendingly, 1 is long and weU oiled hair sweeping the bottom o* his ve-t; then seizes grac sfu'Ilv upon the foaming taiakard^and dn ins ft atadrau^ht. After several repetiti >ns of this performance, the inspired dn mmer struts majestically among his vassi Is, the audience, for half an hour,|and tl en allows himse'f to be coaxed to the p atfoim, where he has his drams ajrrangec , and gives everybody a lively 'taming over\ for not tightening themmpfprope: ! y. Of course, he has to go all Over them himself to seethat they are in exact trii a, and when that p»ocess is finished gran lly signals the baiiu'that he is readjy, Tl e baipd'strikes up a li ve'y air, and from .t'lati time fb'rwa.J the drummer is a busy! man, h'ti. J ng ). lis drum and that and ,the other in rapid, succession, in tune with; the music and going through [the njost grotesque gym- nastics all the w lile. It seems necessary, in order io bea; sixteen drums at one time, that a pen on should squirm about and hop around Ike a pickeu chicken in a popcorn roaster, and the i Lookout drum- mer fully'recognizes the; urgency of the case. He writh ss and twists, and throws his long hah: ihout until it, resembles a iiay-stack stiuck by ilightning; and wheneverhe gel n in a really tight place, tosses his drur i-sticks' up and catcher thenn again, pla' s with his hands behind him, andr,asac imax, beats the long roll and brings in th ! base drum and cymbals with a lever woi ked hy bis foot. About this time a deaf person, not cognizant of his high and snnobling employment, would think hir t an extremely bad cabe of St. Vitus' da: ice, while ah old negro minstrel patron vould set him down »•» doing the- railioad imitation basiness, vVhtun the artist 1 tas worked himself up to fever heat and h is all the drums smok- j- Jngf-partidularh • the onf on which he 1 does his drummi ig^ for he does no more than occasipnallj touch the sixteen—jhe givea a final ratt e and b^ng and winds up bus: ness, sw<eping_ thfc grpund with his liair in]acknowledgment i)f the ap- jplause, and repaying with much dignity to the beer counter for a little more re- freshment. The drummer is a big insti- tution as lie is, but why not; play oh seventeen d rums and go about feeling sS if he owned the balance of the visible vjrorlcU and^ovel it with his drum-beat? may encourage otbertjvifp fo'low us in our pre feyjo\ 4 ne ver saw the rear of rn aialv engaged it balt'e but I feared some? caltoiftyj hf d (hap- pened at the front Tliefpparentyon- fusion, broken wanans deaa'l)o\s» mep lying about dead i ,nu ma med, parfes hastisning to .\nd frc ii seeming uwdeify and a general appre jension or soaiething dreadiul about to ensj-. -a 1 tbe'e t-i-jnii; however, lessened ail near ;d the f -011% arid 'there the contrast was [pcjrfetlt; P^^ feet order, men apd Miorws i'j*l oj confi- dence, and i t wits riot unusual for genj- eral hi'arily,laughinganddheer\ |g. A x * though cannon m!»dt }{i ijrin,3 theb musketry claltjrnd ard jthij) ebemy's shot' h'ninw f os?. l'iere v \gned a geni sboti h eral fee'ing of «>.r»n' :iere tb and : pcurltv thai bore' a mnrked coff-rast td the h'oody 1 sisns that had d-i .ed rapV'y to J 'A rear] therefore, for (omfortTand sa'etv, 1 sure j' would r: .her 1 > at tpe * on* fi'Vd than the rear line 0 * ,b. ,;*ei Ft also»on| ihemaicli t'e head of a co9uinn*mov^ on steadilv, Wijst tie rear' i 5 aUeimr te'y 1 halting »«•« then rushing ib^'ard to ;close|up the ga->, and sV sorts of rumora,' especial'v ^.^worsl foai bock to the Vear.; Old fc-oopa ii^vrriah'v deem it a special privilege to he in fie front], to he at the \head-of column,\ because expe- rience haa taught tliem that it is the easiest and most coinfo' r tab'e platie, and d?nger only addszes;] :.n<! stimnlusto this \fact ! 1 IThe hardest task in war is to lie in sdpportTof sOroe pos: tion or baitcry un- der fire, wi .boat the privilegjj 0f return- ing ii;; or togua:d st me trjiiif left ,in the rear iwthin Hearing, but offtioff reach of danger; or to» cai-e for the wounded and dead of some corpsj which ia too busy ahead to care for thejr owni p , To he a t the head of a strong column of trqop3, In 'ie exebuiion of spme task that requires brain, is the highest p'eas- lire of war; a grin| one and te.\\b'e btit wiirch 'eaves on Ifbe min 1 and mem- ory the strongest marks; to, Wetect the weak, points of an! enem;'B j*nfe; to break through witty vehcrtenee and thus lead to victorv;jor to discover some key-point, and hofd *t w»«-h tenacity; or to do some ether dist net act that is af- terwards recognized as the- real euuse of success. These all become matters that are never fdrgotten. Other treat d ! 3i- cuH ; es experienced by every general are to measure trr'y .'ae Ihousand x id one reports that come to haa in the midst of coiflict; to preserve a clearandt, ^ell-defined parpose [at every instant of time, and to cause all efforts to converge to that end - , '• o these things IK must ] :now per- fectly the strength and canF yofieach part of bis own arm; • as* well as of.his opponeni, and roust be wheie ho can personally \see and observe wit 1 bis own eyes aind judge with 1 is own mind. No man can prop s ly con mand an army from the rear; :ie must K \at ite front,' and wben a de ;achmen is inade, the\ commander then of shou d 1» in- formed of the Object t) be acco nplithed, and left as free as oos3ible to asecutelt in his ow^i,wav. ana when an afmy ^s di- __..I_J .__ • ' - geve^ai partg tho| superioi Fnblic BesponsIbility.j , A coroner's jury is investigating the cause of the Fall Eiver disaster. | It is safe to predict the result. The jury will mildly b T .ame the proprietors of! the mill for rot providing sufficient stairways for the escape of the inmates, possibly the Ui^sachusetts Labor Board.. Willi take suffio'ent interest in the affair to address a circa'ar to mil'-owners generally), uig- ing them tp take measures to preVent the possihllity of a disaster like 'that of Sat- urday last. And this-jvill be' all? \Public indfenaiion will gradually cool, a4d the FaC Eiver massacre will be forgotten uni.il another great calamity recall$ it.to mind. • I •' TJie real b-ame for the recklessness which leads to such frequent and terrible accidents an this country rests with the public which permits them quiteas much as with the men by whose actual negli- gence or ignorance the» are' ibrpught apout., A,.ver .the Fall Eiyeri xqill is hurnedwe find that its insufficient means oi| exit had \ong been familiar tojthe peo- ple of that village. After tbeMiIl Eiver aism' hurat it was discovered1 Ijhat for years past the unsafe condition, of the dam wasrioto \ous. In neither ca;se,how- ever, was there the slightest effort made to, prevent the calamity whmhj was dr^ajJed. Had the condition o? the Mill Biper dam Deen tbonjuglilv cicpoaed to the press; had certain of.'tbei ileadingt roe|u wbo.Te'prope'tv r/asaft^nvaiicls swept aiVay by.the pood lepS rup a persistent agiiat. : on.ont', , esub : :>, tbeownejrs.ofthe dam wonld have been compe'led to re- baud ii.or to draw ofthe wa^er.whjchit wa^, too* weak topenpanent'vietain.i But no pJ.j:t was made to corooe'. the fUm- 0 wners to Ho ti.e'\ mani \est auiy preqisely as no. determined atLemit to force t^e owners of the Granite Mill to (prov.iue suii-bie stairways was even thpugl tof. In jhoth Ciises the .mise'ab'e t^m dity natch shraV'; from offending we4Uhy manufaeLurers. and Wb : ch hesitated to incjur the jeer-, of men who fancy that it is a 1 brave act to risk tbojlives of factory girls and peaceful cottagfas was sufficient to'prevent all aci'on in'the maimer. It is./true that *tbe respoisibiltuy for! the ITundreds slain In Mill Eiver ajhd 'the scores; burned to death 5 n the ^Granite F 3S|ill rests primarily-.upon greedy and ignorant eppital'sts. The public, how- aver, which never strove to remove ; the dangers which were obvious to- a 1 !,, can hardly he he'd to be less guiltv. The ^average American has a morbid qre^d of being thought tim>u and a n equal diead of incurring the ill-will of his neighbors by protesting againsi. pi'b'ic abuse,, ojther than poMtic^l, in which they are con- cerned. It is this tha^ prevents anyione of the hundreds of passengers who^e lives are daily risked by the racing (of j the Ha.-'em steamboats from malting a |for- mal comp'ajnt against the pilots. It is this .that prevents travelers from njiak- [ingnn^efTccuve pi-otestas^inst the abuses of rail way travel—the kerosene lam p. : the FAEM AJND HOUSEHOLD. . AN IC E HOU^E FOE FIVE DOUSES.;-- A neighbor of mine, says a correspondent, has an inclosure about six feet-square in the clear, and six feet high. The walls are formed of old refuse timbers thrown carelessly together, with 1 no re- gard of form or ; conielinessi The roof is made of hemlock boards. The entire cost of-the building did not exfceed five dollars, and, pr^cticaliy' considered, it is a success; not ambitious of containing th^rty-iive' loads' of ice, but simply live lo'ads. Ten ,^ears this little, unpre- tentious house lias.been used: for ice, and never yet dishonored a'draft upon, its crystal deposit]. About six inches 'of sawdust was spread upon the' ground floor* .and in packing a space of about nine ScEes waslleft between the ice and the walls of the buildinglfor sawduBt, and about nih$ inches ofTsawdust was spread upon the top of the, ice, and the thing was fixed. \The thfee main prin- ciples observed here will always insure a supply of ice, viz: good ventilation, good drainage and .plenty of sawdust. With these rules adhered to, a corner of any old pen-shed wjll prove quite efficient in preserving ice.- , SMAM. HoGS.-fpSome sensible feeder of swine writes: J 1 There is .not one single advantage to bei claimed in large hogs. There never was a monster hog which did not make the man who raised hi in pay for every pdund he weighedi They don't, furnish an ounce .of meat gratis, but charge full (price for igvery at° m \°t their carcass, \When slaughtered at takes a Tojg time to get one cool to'the mar- row bone, and when the hams are put in salt, it is troublesome to finish them to the centre. Four hundred pounds l!ve weight is as large as hogs should be. in order to make good bacon. Beyond this size, there is a loss somewhere—either the feeder, the butcher or ' consumer is beaten, and as a general thing, ey6ry one who has any thing' to do with the big. hog, will find, if lie observes clos?!y, that they are not so profitkble as the smooth, little hog of only .three hundred and fifty pounds weight. Small head, with little,, upright ears, and legs and ^eet delicate to perfection, are marks'which indicate the greatest amount of flesh for any given amount .of food consumed, and more rapidly draw the attention of the butcher. 1 *i I ! . ' .- j CRAMMING PorjLTJSY.—Itis altogether a vitiated tasfje thjat creates a demand for over-fattehedi meat. There is.no nutri- ment in fat A andljrah the large consump- tion of sugar, syjicup, and starchy food I that is common among us the necessities 1 of the system fpr^ carbonaceous food are fully, if not o'verj Supplied. The use of excessively fat food, then is a waste of materialj and it ptobably induces some of the bilious disorders' Which-are so cooa- moh. #W|th regard to poultry these re- marks! are especially applicable. The marketS|Of the cities are fided with fowls that, are'lined with fat, a uselesj addition that is a loss to ( the consumefr, and its production has been at the expense of a waste of feed to' the 'feeder. Eesjdes, hdusedteepers complau\pf these over-fat fowls that they are deficient in delicacy of flavor, and ajreeoarse and greasy, thus losing In quafcty as well as^in weight. This matter is in; the hands of farmers themselves to remedy. They alpne de- cide as to what degree of»fatness x their fowls shall be brought, pr rather\no.t knowing exactly how fat they are, they continue to feed them, much too lopg forJ their owri profit. ; A very, thin fowl can* be brought into goqd condiuoa for the table by three weeks' feeding. Generally a fowl from .a^CTain-stubblte or a barn- yard at a time when waste grain is scat- tered about liberally, as - well as a t other times, when the housewife undertakes the feeding of the poultry, is sufficiently fat for the market, without extra feed. If poultry is marketed at the age of two years, and none older than ihatkept the quality of the flesh will be all that can.be desired, without any cramming or extra feed, and the extra fat that is laid upon an old fowl is no addition to its goodness, but rather adds to its bad qualilies. A good judge of poultry looks to the a«,e of a fowl, and passes Iby the old b^rds that have been crammed tp fit them for market. well toj cakes, water, lowed a little ormbT C An adl parts o: seams made t' peroha, ounces! hjnortar, and form, into moistened with a cake, and a-V (well rubbed with jcaterj and^after ward rijused ^lean, • °\ 1 LEATHEE \N» GtOTH, aaterial for uniting^ the 'and shoes, ancL for the t articles of clothing, may -be |ake v one: pojind'. of^gjutta tjimaf ofhees of India mbberMwo gh 4 _ one_ ounce -of sheflajij Cfm nipre drum, We are satisfied, would cpnfiir|n Herr Erttaplan in the belief t iat 'be belonged somewhere in the God- apa.d,i-Guic\nnaU Commercial. -THWU \\\ii'inimiip vided up*into . ... should attend that wJlich he roost important Some men tl modern armies n*ay be so reguli a general can r.t{ iu a n office an. his seve^l columns likp on the piano;) this is a fearful superior sgards as J ink that tod that play on . oysof? mistake.! The di- iiy head rectingj mind must he [at the vi tl™ a t m J -i n, . us * ^ %» th,ereland the eflect of his fnind' ard persona energy must be felt, by every^ officer j nd man present with it to securb the bes, resulfe. Every attempt to ma|ce war easy .and safe wiU result in hunjiliation md dis- aster. ' Ttiih onion has] received! the following eulogy: \Where it is-possible to eat the onion it is not DO isjble that offenses come iii the shapejof st ick-earrying, of broken banks, and dishoi ored bonds. Wliere it isl posaible td eat the onion there is rest folr the female mi nd. No vexing toilet in! the front pew; no superlative estab- li^hmirat 'over the way f tortures with the vain effort t< rival and surpass it; there is resfe for ihe wearied mother of much-dressed chi dren, there is jubilee foi/ the children memselveif. Go where thle oition waits thee, where the keen ap- petite of the hills crave® it ta cvowri tho feast.\ 1 • . * Plant It is well known tha^ jplantsJsleej at night-; but their hours ofsleepihg are a matter of habit, aud maybe disturbed ajctiffcially, just as a cock may be wbke up and made to crow a; untimeljy hours by the light of a lantern. Ij>e Gandolle subjected,la, sensitive Want to Ian ex- ceedingly trying cours* of discipline, by completelychaniringits.hours; exposing it to a bright light all night, so as tjo.pre- vent Bleep, and-putting it in a da k room duriug the day. The >iant appeared to- be much puzzled and disturbed st first; ft opened andelosed its; eaves iiref iflariy, sometimes nodding ii spite >f the artificial-fiun-that shed its beams tt mid- night, and sometimes waking u p fi otrt tihe force of habit,'to find jhe chamblr; dark jdangerous'carrstove. tbe lack of ipi-qt-ir jcouplincs and brakes, which are tpe rule jiather than the exception pn mosiof pur- .raiJfoads. \We prefer lo risk tbe dan&ers jto^Which reckless corporations subject iviSj^a'her than to incur the terrible eon* sequences of being thought tlmfd and nervous by^some clerk in a railway or steamboat office. We are ioJl of indigjna- iton against'-the company when a racfng stearopoat burbts her boi'er or a railway train is telescoped and set on fire. Sijich tragedies are brought about; through Our own cowardly supineness, and we eannot free ourselves from the responslbiljity which they entail. j A national characteristic is not changed in a. day. It.wiil probably be years j>e- fore the American people riu themselves of this timid acquiescence in the Jcrinjies of corporations and, parsimonioqs epi- ployers. But the time\must come when there wil' be a public.sentiment ojn this subject that will be too strong t to the defied. And that time will be hastened if it is kept steadily before the people tljat they, as. well as miH-^oWners, tliei dafn- bniloers, the steamboat and the railway Companies, are respdnsiu'e for crinjes which the latter have been tacitjy p^ij- mitted to commit.—2?at7y Graphic, \ _ - ,-,,, r—r ! I I CANNING, FfitOT.—I should like to say a few words to the inexperienced on can- ning fruit. I-remember at our State Fair a few years ago, hearing a man lecture on the\ preservation, of fruit; one thought in particular impressed me-4that -'the fine flavor of anj? fruit, once lost, could not he regained?' So when fruit is heated in open vessels, and the air is. full of delicious aroma*, your fruit is fast losing its best quality. This is why it is best to fill the jars with fruit befbre cooking. Another reason why it is best to heat in jars, you avoid crushing, and the liquor is rich and clear. In canning peaches o - pears, it is very satisfactory if you have •retained the small or broken pieces for ^present cojnsumptipn, and only filled .your cans with large, shapely quarters. The same with grapes and berries. If you wish to realize the exquisite flavor of each fruit, do not spoil it With poor sugar. It is a goodway to put what nice white sugar you Wish to use through the day, Into the porcelain kettle in the morning, with a little 'water, and bring it to boil, and skim! it, then when your bottles or jars of fruit have been heated fill up with the hot, syrup. For lack of anything better, I jtalje a. large copper wash boiler, place a piece of straw mat- ting pr two thicknesses of paper over'the bottom, and then arrange the cans> as many as it will hold, and keep upright. You may need som^ twigs beneath and around them to keep all firm and i n place. Fill with waym water to the necks of the jars, cover them with lids and put on the boiler-coyer to keep in the steamv Berries need but a few minutes of boiling heat. By this method, if you do leave them a trifle too longj, they are notspoiled by being boiled to pieces. Green corn is very nice cooked with| sliced ripe potatoes, two pr three, hours, slowly, on the back of the stove, and seasoned with sweet cream, salt and pepper when wairmed for the table. Corn and tomatoes are bet ter cooked in the porcelain, kettle, and should be canned and sealed up i n bright- tin COBS.—Country Gentlemen. pit two ounfees iof :dil. The ingredients arej to be melted together, and used-hoi, ^ To E]!^0VAr^E Sii/KS.-^Sponge faded silks wil n waim water and soap; then rub' theiti with a\ dry cloth 06 a flat board; ilterwird iron them on,/the in- side with; a \m ppthins-iroh. . Old black silks ma;rlbe Improved by sponging with spMlSi Jujthis ease the ironing.niay be done oh Ihe riffht s-'de, thin paper-being spread o^r to prevent glazing. • '. .''•\\ , [ lt»eftil Xmfitpniatlon. WATEK|drinl :ing between meals should be according.to thirst. It is a mistake to load % wfeaH stomach with water on the theory tnafj it in a tonic.' As a habit it is. well] to tike a tumbler, or part of one of pjire^soti, water s after uressing in the morniag. • I. * ; : BuKiois Imtiy be checked in* their-' early deMopmsnt by binding,.the..joint with adhefeivle j laster, and keeping-it on as long aslany 1 ineasihessis Mt. Iodinej twelve grains; lard Or spermaceti oinV menfc, hialf ,c i ounce-; makes a-capjtal ointment 1 \or hi nions. • • t. ' WETthj} s|p6is,0f iron ruit on m,uslin or 'wh'te dress) 'goods thoroughly with lemon jujiSe.,;and then lay^n-the sun to diy. Eep3a,i the-same if the color is not: removed by one application; Whendjry, rinse in'ciearl co^d Water; - Lemon juice can not b'o ufeed on colored goods^ as i t Will take but printed colors, as well as stains. TfJ'-w 111 remove all kinds of stains fromwhil^gbods. / A TE^X jPleasant perfume, and'also J preventive against ^moths^ may he made of the fol|owihg ingredients: Take of cloves^ .cafrawavi'seedj nutmeg, mace, cinnamori.j and fonquin .beahs. j>f each one ounce; then ^dd\as much Florentine orris-root; as j will>equal the other ingre- dients piil| together. Grind,the wholej-j well to powder, and tbea put i t ih little* bags, among your;clothes, ete., '•, •. \. , t , ' l '^ ir' ' ' ' \ * ' • Now* is jthe lime of year when, every agricu'tural beySpaper in the country advises its'redders to putiaway th|ir tools in. good order. \Everyone of -said read- ers admits the excellence; \*of the advice, and perhaps one in ten follows it,.. This one will find his machinery and tcOftfih: good Order inj tl c ; spring, while'the oth- ers will have accumulations of rust to fet rid of before much efficient work can e accomplished „ ., : . ^ .;-. 's Dpsxiiffl .ajrtijles pf steel after tliey have beedi tl^orOughMclelcfaed with un- slacl: ed lime 'WiU preserve them \froin rust. Th£ .cbris of -piano wires thus! sprinkled wil^keep ihgm from rust many years. Table-knives which are * not in\ constant use oiuiht lo he put in a case in which sifted <itnpkT:ne is placed, ahoiit eight incble&tdee|>v Tfliey should be plunged to'the top *bf the blades, but the litrie shouljd! ndt tjouch the handles. Gon. Putnam's Chirograph?* in spite of the tin^e of| **m**iw«mli>Milm day, Sn|ch are The fathers of the American Eevolju- tion do not appear, in all cases, to have been very correct in their orthography. The following letter, written' by General Israel Putnam, is a curiosity in this re- spect: \ Dear Madame—i have to inform you that I left olq Colonel Wadsworth ht Miss House's, .^at Philadelphy, oa. larkt Wednesday. He b*d been qtute-unw^l, but was on the mending hand, and hops soon; to recover, as'he had been takiig fissek. He is going to Vorginne, sp yf u Won't have the Jflesur of steingj hiin, soon. As for nues we have non but whot I roat Daniel, and that is partly gees- work. Pleas to give my most respectful compliments to all; the Ladys of your hous, and master Dannel, not forgetting the yOung gientlemaa that took up Iijts Loge at your hous while I was thare, and all Inquiring frinds., I ami dear madam, icts, .your mo$t •\vith the greatest ri obedient, humble semht, \ISBAEL POTNAJI.\ MKS. SENATOR SPBAGtrE-saUs for Ei J ropeaooh, to be gon« several years, \ .. ,1 J HwiuefcoM ^jelpa. AETlFICIAIi . GOBAL FOK EOCKWOBK. Take four parts of yellow resin and one part of vermillion, and melt them to- gether;; dip twigs, cinders, or stones, in this mixture, and St will giv.e-them -the appearance of coral; and ftre'applicable to rock work, grotto, or any-fancy work, as a substitute for that costly\ article.- GOOD CQMMOIT CAKE.—One-half cup butter, one cup mil^, two cups sugar, four cups flour as ; prepared for biscuit with Horsford's Bread Preparation three eggs. Spice with nu^meg^or extract oi lemon, IIIDIAN CAKI:.—Two cups sour milk, two taBIfespoonsful good molasses'or su- gar, one teaspoonful soda, a little salt, halt cUp flour and Indian meal to make a very thin batter. Ah egg\ improves it. Bake'a nice brown. - ; . . 1 TOMATO OMEUET.-rjBeat up six eggs, mix two tablespoonsfui of flour with a little milk, and add pepper and salt to taste. Peel and chop v-erjv fine four to- matoes, stir all together, and fry in but- ter. Oyster omelet is made in the same way, using oysters instead of tomatoes. A SICE article, transparent and imper- vious to grease, is obtained by soaking good paper in an aqueous solution of shellac in borax. It resembles parchment paj er in some Tespectsl If the acqueous solution is colored with aniline colors, very handsome paper for artificial flow- ers is prOcUred. ' | ~ , ScouitiNG BALIS TO'REMOVSOBEASE EBOM CLOTH.—Soft soap and Fullers' earth* of each hajf a* pound; beat them A Marveldds ^ajiiorama', Seen from a Balloon] atj tlie; Height\ of _ Sixteen |, x Thousand Ijeej:.; . , [From an AcGmtnt ofj.an ApcejiKioh with Prpfuesar v 'Ounaldsoii, In tlti-SaltiuioreAm^ricau.], *. came mdniost stirring ineident Of 0UT\trip.| frdn the-height ' of four thousand xeet\e steadily ascended, the country dwarfing; into a panorama of toys beW jtig. I ; had the oneroid ba- romoterin. |l my ,< hsnd > and soimarked «our progress i|pwto. : At six Mouiand six hundred fejeit op^ breaths became \usibie , just as thejy Syou Id be ou a froslty morn-; ing. We fi Ireac y^ began to feel cold in the body, bi(l the, rays of the sun heat in. upon us wL. 1 a fi sr'ce intensity^ The in- dex of tlie barometer steadily, crept •around the'e iajL, narking off'the thou- sands until it; reached the fourteenth?, then flying 1 >atk igaih ftnd starting from -zero,; from |' vblen JC it : progressed once morearountLtbe dial un^il it halted on the ve^ge 4r%be two thousandth, telling usthat we (Were only aboat a. hundred feet lessthan'sixtjeen thousand feet above the earth, j Ati this hejghi the world was an obscbijly to us, a vapory haze shut it out (from our view, and we could detect nothing of ft but the feilyef lines that marked Jthte J reat bays and rivers. From a con'templi ccion of the Indisanct ] sce*ie I-rev<rat to 1 ay own feelings. The air was vertico'd, and the sun was very warm. Thf. theraibmeter \stoocr\ at. 85^. the snnwaSjiht|nsery hot, as its rays'feil upon us, bu| for _all that we. might as well have''been in an Arctic region. This is one bf the most curious pheno- mena of IvfMhove the clouds. The-fare 4 faction of tneairhardly aQco'tintsforthe chilling cold j which penetrates you through and through, -while* the' tfier- mOm'eter ahpjthelie^i.Of the solar rays areindicavipjahigh summer teinpera- ture. At al height of fifteen thousahd feiefc, I was^ ishiveting, while'my head se'eme'd to befodrn ing up, and all the b ] ( id in mylJody rushing toward^ it. I fe't a very sfeht.difficulty in breathing,, but my earapweri! ; stopped up^ and I could hardly heai what Mr. Fox. was sayin^to mefwlien -he was standing by my&Se. \ \wdid not remain long al, this i pmendousrelevation. We slipped down throug|i thu 'atmosphere to^ be- tween eleverijand iwelve thousand * feet, above-the eferth, ind it was there that we had our grandest view.\ We had within dur range of; vision at the same I moment Phihdelphiai Baltimore and-j Harrisburg, j the Ohesapeake and Dela-j wa.-e-Bays, and all-l their upper tribiit:. | ries,' and also Ahnkpolis, and the most of thesmalleif townsare included within this extended vision/ But the grandest.; feature of all was ^jhen gazing eastward- ly, we very plainly perceived the Atlan- tic Ocean. 'There*, was^.no mistahel about it\*;\ the^mi.st :fiad:liftf da little^ and we could plaiSly sele mifri- the waters of the Delaware^ Bay mingled with those of the Atlantic! The view at 'this time was'afeove th£ possjbilities^of 8 language to picture. The peninsula of laud be-j tween the Chesapeake and . £>elawa'te Bays wasbutas aj tlxread of dark green upon the landscape; the Susquehanua river was hardly perceptible except for] the dark line* whiclj ( we knew to be the great bridge across it'; the country be- low us was but as a ;hecker-board of-in- distinct green and white squares; Bal- timore, and i Philadelphia, were only masses of shade Upon the map; But the great occean was a j'eality, and to a view of it we cohstaptly turned our eyes J with a feeling that !iere wg^ Something everlasting and enduring. The' pano-, rama that came ^itl in our *cope. of vis- ion •* WiiB not r lefis than two - hundred, ity-lbplithd J- The! ^J T1MB KKHfO'SVPICTUBE. A, wmehmt of perfection j Some one place whtie (a» wewj;]Ean_qy)thevail.isthinvMchIur '\\\ \ . [Therei is *n erery human *eiiig, hosrevcr ig&oUe^ des tnedivin -Coofueta^. Ctatsict^ fEldgfiiom. the councilchamlwc •\ jCtoe*re«J£juidsoee61E ; l^uft;~ , HecaUed fo)rHiE the5pa^nta-,f '• . • | And spake to him apart-. ' • ; \|.. i\Iiamsiot'6f!faces ignoble',' „ y\ Hypocrites, cowards ami knaTes! ' % sliall.snrink lt6 1 iheir:shruii]£ieh > meRsure,' ~ Cijief.slayeinaSrealmof Blav,es! - •• Pa|nt me 8 true miui'sjpicture, Gfraicioils, and jrise ancf good.; Powerectwiffi'thestirerigthofljeroes, ^ • -1 And tl>e beauty of womanbood. \ It shall bang in iny .inmost chamber, , ' That thither When % retire, ' \ , \ . ItmiV 1U1 iny-soul ^rifh itsgriinacur if And-WArnvitwithsafered Are^'' •^ • - \ <\ , .paintejthepicturj 1 , aa hung-it inUVe. palace Hall; Nevepa tbing.so.goodly -.. \ . \ ,..Ha(d^rni^hed:the-6tately wajU.' : l The ^jng^Vith head -Jincovered,, ; <jca^Eed.oxi^t withrapt delight,; TU1 ijtsuddenly wore strange inpauihg, Aha baffleaAls quesUohing sight. .- 'T .. v-•\\ - - *••'• T ,j WOT ffieform wasAis supplest courtier's; . •'.' Perfeoilia everjnUtnb;, ' . ! But the bearing wasNthat o£ t-je ihenchman\ ,\ Who filled the fiagoss for him: \ ^Thelirowwasapriest's>aFho poiideted Si^parchment early aM late j The^ye ^s a wahderihg TniinstirePs : Wlio sang at the palace-g^te. The )ips,lhalfsadaiidhalf mlrti Wi|h a, fitting tremulbusgracf .Were the very {ips.of a woman -• Hejjhad lcis^ed in the market-placla JBut. me stisA which, her curves tranSfigurei .Asia roBeTpith- a shimmer of dew, . \ WaS'jfcheSmile of the wife =wlio lovedliin Qlieen Ethelyri, gdod and true. Ther| \Learn 6 King,\ said t^e-artisti. .. ..\Tjijs truth that the picture teUs-^ Bowjj ffi every form of the-human, Some hint of the. Highest dwells';, ,fHowj.scaniiirig each In-ihgtemple ' . . . 1 Fjar theplace-where the fail is thin,' 3Ve rhay^ither,.by beautiful glimpses; f> Th| form of the God within.\; \tt WStiBB. AND' BTOIVSBINSE. ^raKELw4iy to turn people's head/if^gO;, late into ohurch, . , ; : - Ti^E way of the transgressor is^said to be $arc, but thieves take things eas^T ' THE ttiost modest ihihg ; in the world is\ a\clpck- • -inis always running, itself d|own:\j THE best Way for a c man-to acqniire a - fine' flow of language is.to. st&b his toe' against 3. raisedbficlc. , /'J '•' A His <r advertises in a Jfew York paper, for-a b| .rieeper, \-who must be recom-; ' mendeoll'byl his pastori\ \ \. - , t : i \*tr ma^kes a big difference when a lady I fkints away whether you bath%*her (tcnir ; pies with camphoV or molasses, •.; ^ •Jpr impertinent! fellow wants to J how; if » yotij ever sat 'down to\ tea w here 1 sMmmgd milk was on the- tdfele wit'iout J b.eing.fflked, \ Do yOu take cireani'f\ \ - 4' LENGTHY article is i n circulation '• telling how-to make a musjfcard plakter. ii An -'art iclci. \telling how to jsuecessfully ( dodge <:ne is _w n ^-t smitten people waait, Ak-editor says, \We neyeir ieould^un- ;:• ders\tand wfhy so muiSh shot shoul<jt be ; wastedj in, killing birds, -while so tnany youhg men part their hair in tho middle.\ j \WOMAN -is a delusion, madam!\ ex^ , : claimed a crusty old bachelor tb a witty' young lady, \And man is.always lkug- gin^ some 'delusion Or oth,er r '4 -was.\the quick retorit.. ' j •.-*' . ! rWHEK ah Italian youth has arrived \at the;age|of sixteen he is told-te-stana.up [ before his father and mother and gay !l whether he would like to join the clgrgy :| 'or,tjj.e Brigands.\ ' ^ •! • .A CjONNEeTie'trT town., \Jsoast-s of a young man so vimidthat he can notlodjc ,' a needle in. the eye. Many young ladies \ are JAoubled with similar, fears when- • •ever the|y can get any one else to, do tlierr ( sewing, j. ' , . ' j A : WBSTEE'N man-set fire to the psa|rie X for.fun, ibut after he had run seven males and climbed a tree^ with.his paiits about., all burne.d - off,. he ; concluded the spprt t : was a little too violent exercise to beinj j, du-lged in oftener than.once in a lifetime. -% f SA^J ja Pennsylvania political orator, ' warming tip as he approached the climax ' of h|s Ipeech:' -\Let us conduct ijhis ! campaign, fellow-citizens, upon the prin- •! ciple enunciated by'the immortal I/in- ' .colnv 'With'malice toward \all and I charity-to none. 1 -\ * - = )' . Aif ^ttumwa boy charged a stump^ •• withblasting powder j attached afdseto* blow it h!y,.and> got on the fence to see the fun. j Be i|h't collected enough yet . to .tell hjow funny it wasj although the | .citizens ares cqfilectihg him in diffei-ent \ parteiof the suburbs; .- ^. \. A DAJLY .paper has ther following among its, marine notices: \The schooner Albatros^ was.wrecked On the coast iof New,,J?oundland, on. the 11th inst., tjte captain s|vimming ashore, and the female • GOoJolsot she being insured for $15,000^ and heavjdy -lade.n with iron.\ .. j; •* 'f G-iv^Us,\ says tlie New Hampshire . WorMnginan's 'Advocate, \the man frith- browih hajnds smut On his nose and sifeeat on his, forehead,\ All right^sent ikm' by expresls la3t night; also a woman with a lon& chin und a Wart on her nose,! to keep'iiimi happy .-^-Detroit Free Press. /-<! % I n In: a Bad Fix. ion--was not! lefte than two-hundred square miles, but from otir heigth of six-' teeij thousand feet, it .seeiped to be dwarfed to, a sp^ct' you might cover with your hanoijerthief. It ^eemed to usiasif we were locking ^t^ii'pngh the wrong end of a Ifie Id-glass. When at a the height of sixt^eii thbusandfeet, <>x over three.miles abov 3 thje earth. Profes- sor Donaldson told u 3 that the balloon obtained (Its e< uilibriuiu'; that it was poised 01} an; exact halfence, and tin t as soon as the gal: commenced to con- deijtce, even In the Mghtest .degree, we wohld descendrapidi; j. And; it wasipre- cisejy in this fashio 1 that/ we did go down. / : ' ; It|iasnever.^een defihitely settled to-' the jsktisfketipri! of the pfibfie who the Man in the Iron Mask was, but genera- tions!; to come w|ll know all about Dick Palmer, ^ who got inside- of something wbrse th'ah a Mask. His mother sept 'him after ; a brass kettle, which one of the i|eigh : )ors,h4d borrowed, and^oii 'tjj'^. way hoihe the l|Qy turned the kettle urW side ^dpwii and \jpu-t it 6n his head. Ann othef boy gavef'it a blow and-»it sh-|it down Over Dick^ face as close as a ^laah jn his she|i\; one- of the ears digging! mjto his hjead'behindhand the other pressing his nosei' \The J victim jumped and shouted ajnd claWed at the kettle^ butho couldnt^udgeii A map earner along and-lifted,! t, bu4 Dick's nose began to come^outby the-roots and -he-had' to stop. A cr^wd rah out' of the corner .groceri 7 ,. Die 1 's.mother w&s sent forr and the boys darned ;up and: down and cried \ Oft, goli v 1 !*' -without eeasing. 1 0ne\b0yj said they vvould have to tats areola chisel and drill Dick Out of tie fcettle,.aHd another said they'd have to IQeit t^ie kittleof| while every One rapped on the : kettle to seejhow solidly it Was op. Then jthey'tried W- lift It off but Didk roared.\murder.|\ ufifSl they .stopped. Some ;gaid grease] hff ,'hea.d, soSa'e sa id grease., the kettle,, wfilie then}py'5\ ; moth ;r got down cn the cujipstoiie and sobbed . out, \i'Gh. Eiehard-f'why did -you to this?\; The crowd took ,i.t coolly; it: wasn'4 thei|r funeral, and a hoy with- a brass; jcettl^ on his head isn't«to be see 1 1 everyjday. Tears fell froin the kettle,- ' and a hollow voice kept, repeating^ \I'-l never ' do it,again.'' FinaUy they ha 1; Kiehakd on the -walk, and .while one man sajfr,onjhis legs and, andthejf oiiihi stomach, a third : comprefesed, the kettl between \his hands, apd the boy jcraWle out, Mg nosfe all; scratched and twiste 1 out of-shape, a hole in his headj- and, bump ;|on his ' fbrelfSad^' His mothe: Wildly Embraced him, all the bovs criedj, \Hipla!\ and little TBicbard 1 , yas led home ito loafi .around onithe lounge ahd have tO,ast apd fried eggs for a week. * JPI StivjpATjj/s; METkojpisT EPISCOPAL Griirfidir, KTfcw York Cjity, Rev. Dr. Chap- man,\ pastor, i s said : to be the wealthiest cfiurchiofthO denomination-in the United States. ; lift present membership \is 5^2,; find its contributions! for $c eause 'of • missons some years! as fll,5(j0, ' ' ' \' li 7\ • - Apo^BsrYo|TjfB ; HoMES^^^N'othing addi so mucjh to the beauty cf >a home, in town or couhtry, a;s the tasteful adornments that ma-y be Effected ^>y trees, vines^' and shrubbery. Wherever there is,(ground; sufficient, the planting Of 1 vines should not be neglected. Even grape-vuies in: back yards arje an ornament, and ]furhish) a refreshing shade and coolness 'ih th^ sunimej^ heats, Epi^houses or coi plaritediin opeii groufids,|vines and treesi ar# indispensabie: to health as* well as comforfc-^-whille, the grace and .Jjieauty they afford isjalways admired. | ° h|ave been as hxiibh •'\BH U|.WJl.in_^ . IJ|.^;.LL •1 ' .THE Tjeoph of North 1 earolina have,] \Mesohei.: '- Chat It is the duty of every '• good. • eMzen;b> take a shot ,aj> any man who mApufacjtures ^mac'.h $itteii,\. j. «s. luutiMiAiuiafta Wm*m-r'r • : ^mm-Si'nr»r,,k

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