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. fST., - E08LYH. Canned Oooda, OTS ASD SHOES ;Y GOODS, HATS, CAPS, A Fin® AEsortrnent of CIiOTHINa, DltSSfl HHTRTS, tSHIRTS, DBA WEBS A FLANK EXfl. )EB BOOTS AND SHOES. CKEBT, STOSEWAEE, AC. PROCESS FtOTJR. t everything usually kept in n jt-clns 3I08S country store. IPER ’ S PHARMACY. Physiols no may rely < '* ' ------------ 'ptioi lomon 8. Jackson, President. iuiel Botrari, I h I Vico Pros. ,_j II. Cocks, 2d Vico Pro men li. Will^ts, Treasurer. fnderliiil, Dicks, itrart. . Coin well, Clark, . Willets. ! J. Willis. ^1. Bowne, [Cocks, ■8. JiicUson, |e Downinir. flNQ. I. McLEAN & SON, MAIN ST., KOSLYN, ^Slgn and Decorative INTERS, [I anqino and K alsominino . faints of ali binds, Palntprs' Soppllei^ piadcs, Wail Dcu-'rationH, ole. E done GtUicr Cj coulract or the day, Irk warranted first class, katlvo work done by the senior room- I tlrm in person, whoso (-xperk-uor ban tliirty yosrs guarantees satis ROSLYN isurance Agency latabliahed 1864. itlng (he following Companies 1 lew York. porio&n. of New York. INew Y ’ ork. ■rgh City, of Brooklyn, krt'ord, Conn. igainst Fire and LiKhtnlng at the [l consistent with soonrity. Farm 1 Lire Block a specialty. JACOB HIOKfl, . I., Aug. 2. 1335. L. baxit : n, and Counselor at Law, 1 W ahiiin <» ton . L. I* t R. HUNTTINQ, inselor-at-Lftw, jYl)list on, L. 1. 1 attention given to the examini. ■ and Loaning of Money on Bond S' & EASTMAN, Counselors at Law, [ 1 & O Beeliman 8t*» JTemj lo Court, NEW YORE II. M. W. E astman . O. W. E astman . ilym, I* .1. Dakota, Shrouds, etc. Patent jervern. Also the Akryatolloa I presonriug the dead without ‘ OB NlOJrr nOMTTLY AT- TBNDBDTO. a B. ItEMSEN. An Old Bachelor's Valentine. [The author of this poem, which originally appeared In Harper*a Magazine, myhtcrious- ly disappeared in 1885, and has never boon heard from. At the time of his disappear- an?o Mr. Conant was editor of Hurirera Weekly.} Were I not in the faded and sore Yellow leaf of my fiftieth year, Katio dear, Or could I recall the sunshine Of youth to this dull heart of mine, I would pen thee a gay valentine, Katie mine. Drags A Chemicals, ^Toilet and Fancy Articles Lnbin ’ a Extracts. kChamois Skins & Sponges. In the morning of life, when the clear Vistas show us no prospect to fear, Katie dear, Ere yet wo have learned to repine, We joyously bend at the shrine Of the lover ’ s good saint, Valentine, Katie mine. having their prescriptions ■opcrly as only pure articles ara istomers attended to day or night. R»g PHARMACY, Rofllyn, L. I. ;Y P ublic with seal. spt3-ly ROSLYN SAVINGS BANK, f Rosl.yn, Queens County, N. Y. When we know that our sunset is near, And our sky is o ’ orclouded and drear, Kat ie dear, It ’ s a strife to feel jaunty and fine, And our fancy can hardly inelino Us to homage to 8t. Valentine, Katie mine. ink 8. Titus, Hccrotary. TRUSTEES, n D. Hicks, Tliiimns Mott. II. M. \V. East uia.i, W. Wallace Kirby, A 11 trcistns Denton, Elbert II. Bogart, Joseph II. Bog irl , Edward WilU ts. John S. Morrell, Samuel ,1. Underhill. <»Vo. I*. '1 ims. K red eric. l< K. Will its. John T. Woolley, Garrot .1 (Jnrrdtson. jfor buniuesH on Monday of each And yet. If I had thee right near, I would whisper a word in thy oar, Katie dear, And l»eg thee to open thy shrine Of thy heart to this jMx»r one of mine, Instead of a guy valentine, Katie mine. KATE ’ S STRATEGEM, I hrer tin per- erful It allowed on all deposits imnlo on r to the find of January, April, , October, from these dates re In a cosy breakfast root sons were, sealed around table. Mr. Morton, a line hndving man of 40, wealthy and a bachelor, mid Ids two young and protly meres, IJIlio and Kate Dale. “ Undo Bert, you mil to get married, ” said Kale, suddenly breaking a silence which had lasti d some minutes. What for, miss? ” asked her uncle, as he laid aside the. paper lie was reading. Well, ” rcplnpl Kate, “ you see Lil ’ ie is poing to nuirry Frank Hill and go to Chicago to live, and I,\ with a pretty blush, “ will marry Walter Field at the same time and go to Detroit; so, don ’ t you see, you will be alone, for you will not go with cidier of us.\ Well, what of that, Miss Puss? ” asked her uncle smiling. J should like to know who is going to look after your comfort and give you a good scolding when you come home late at night, ” demanded Kate in a voice of authority. Well, I can do very well without the scolding, and I expect that Aunt Mollie can take care of the rest, ” he answered lightly, amused at Miss Kate ’ s air. ‘ Aunt Mollie, indeed! Yea, she will do very well with the cooking, hut you he will not take care of the other things as she would if you wore married and there was some one to give orders about the housework, ” answered Kate, shaking her head. Well, I did not get married when I was a young man, and I don ’ t think I will now; and besides, there is no one whom I know or cure to marry,\ he added, sipping his coffee. There is little Miss Bell, ” retorted Kate, darting a quick, sly glance at her le from under her dark lashes. Bosh! ” he said nervously, while a faint (lush rose to his forehead. Well, then, there is the Widow Day- ton, and I know that she admires you and would willingly become Mrs. Mor ­ ton. ” Mr. Morton had a wholesome horror of the Widow Dayton, who had on Mwornl occasions tried to rapture the wealthy bachelor, but bad failed sadly; and of this Kate was well aware, and at times teased her uncle unmercifully. Heaven protect me from ever marry ­ ing her! She has two red headed, freckle-faced hoys, aid has badgered one man to death alrea ly, ” replied Mr. Morton hurriedly, as he pushed back his chair from the table. “ But, uncle,\ continued Kate, “ the widow has set her cap for you and you had better be careful or you will I m ; a married man before you know wliat you arc about.\ Yes; but you see, mbs, she cannot marry me unless I ask her to, and that I don ’ t intend to do,\ he rcturnol, as he hastily rose from the tabic and prepared to start for his place of business. “ Uncle, ” Kate culled after him as lie left the room, “ this is leap year, and if you don ’ t propose to her she can to you, and it would not surprise me one bit if she did.\ “ Oh, Kate, how can you tease uncle so?\ asked Lillie, after Mr. Morton had passed out of hearing. “ Have what? ” ‘ A joke on Uncle Bert. I am going to make Mrs. Dayton propose to him.\ “ How?” asked Lillie. “ This is leap year, and (uncle will get a proposal from Mrs. Dayton; if he doesn ’ t, my name is not Katharine Dale,\ answered Kate, nodding her head sagely, while her dark eyes spoke volumes of mischief. “ Kate, what do you moan? How can you make her propose? ” “ Just wait and you will sec. I can manage that part perfectly well, ” re ­ torted Kate, ns she danced gayly out of the room and ran up stairs, where she was soon busily engaged in some mys ­ terious scheme. Meanwhile Mr. Morton had not spent a very enviable forenoon, for the words Kate had spoken in the morning kept ringing in his ears, spite of all efforts to forget. “ Bosh! ” he exclaimed at last, throw ­ ing down his pen for the twentieth time, and glancing at his watch. “ One o ’ clock, and I have done nothing today. What a fool I am! Of course Kate was only joking. Mrs. Dayton would not dare to propose. Well, Tom, what is it! ” he asked, ns an errand boy en ­ tered. “ A letter, sir,\ raid the lad, ns he handid Mr. Mmton a large yellow mis ­ sive, and then darted quickly out of the • loo 1 with a broad grin upon his face. Mr. Morton tore open the envelope and drew forth the letter. His hand shook, and great drops of perspiration broke out on. Iris brow while he read the following my Mo “ Oh, for ttn come in here! ” ing voice. “ some sake ‘ You know he will hardly ever speak to a lady if he can help it.\ “ Yes, I know, and if ho hadn't been bashful he could have been married long ago to Miss Bell, ” retorted Kate. “ Mrs. Jones told me all about it; uncle was too timid to propose and Mias Bell is single yet. I do wiah the widow would propose to him, ” she added. “ Why Kate, you surely wouldn ’ t want uncle to marry such a vixen as Mrs. Day- ton f* Jaughed Lillie. “ No, 1 don ’ t want him to marry her, for aha would have him badgered to death in a month ’ s time; but it would bo fun if she only would propose to aybothHt would scare him Into marrying tome one else. ” 3t!cnc0 reigned for a few minutes after this speech of Kate ’ s; each was busy with her own thought*. All at once J to her feet, with mbchlef hi Md clapping her hande «- lines : I/r. Morton: D kah N ik , — I t/iko tho advantage which (his year affords to my sex to inform you of l he lender f<t«| ntf 1 have long felt for y u, amlllelievu Hint my sentinionta aro ro- 1 unit'd. I understand Hint your 1. lores aro to be inairicd soon, and I know that you will want Homo lady to earn for your hou o, find greet you w.th soothing words of cheer, when you return homo weary with tho buKi- ness earea of tho day. Therefor 1 I conquer nodes! y and plainly itsk you to marry Hoping to receive a f.vorablo reply , 1 luiuain. Your* truly, N ancy D ayton . Heaven and earth! ” gasped Mr. ton, letting the letter drop from hia trembling hands, ami starting to his feet. “ Kate was rigid. Bhe intends to marry me whether nr no. What on earth am I to do?\ he groaned, sinking hack into his chair and dropping liis throbbing head iiikui his hands despairingly. It is an old adage that “ it never rains but it pours,\ and so thought Mr. Mor ­ ton, for the next moment a clerk put his head in at the floor and said: “ If you please, sir, Mrs. Dayton is in the s'oic ami wishes to see you at once upon important business. ” “ Eh! What?” almost shrieked Mr. Morton. “ Mis. Dayton in there? what shall I do?” he f ried, starting up wildly and darting behind the door. “ Yes, sir. What shall I tell her?” said the i hTk, looking as if he thought that Mr. Morton had gone crazy. rcy's sake don ’ t let her he exclaimed in a shnk- voioc. “ Don ’ t, Brown, there ’ s a fellow. Tell her anything — that I i, fir not in — tell her to come in other time. Get rid of her quick, way or other; but for Heaven ’ s lon ’ t let her come in here. I won't see her on any terms whatever.\ “ All right, sir, ” said Brown, as ho hacked out of the office, almost choking with laughter, as the situation of affairs and the cause of Mr. Morton ’ s frantic ac ­ tions (lashed through his mind. “ Oh my stars! ” ground Mr. Morton, as the door closed Irchind Brown. “ What on earth am I to do? Kate was right. What a fool I was that 1 did not ask Bessie Bell to marry mo year* ago I Then I would have been safe from tho clutches of that brazen-faced widow. ” He stepped from his place of retreat, ami, sinking into the nearest chair, bowed his head upon liis hands in per ­ plexed thought. Suddenly a bright idea struck him, and he exclaimed : “ I II do it yet — right away, too, and be done with it! ” Springing to Ids feet, he seized his hat and gloves and put I hem on hrrmed- |y. Then he went to the door, and in a nervous whisper called out t » tho clerk: “ Brown, has she gone yet? ” “ Yes, sir,\ replied Brown, while a broad smile spread over his face. • •Well, I am going home; I am ill; you will attend to locking up the store.\ “ Certainly, ” returned Brown. Mr. Morton hurried out and walked rapidly up the street until he arrived at a tiny white cottage. : Here he stopped and rang tho bell. The door wa» opened by a pretty, dark-haired, brown-haired woman of 35 or 40, who, when she t aught sight of her visitor's flushed face, and noticed hi* excited manner, ex ­ claimed : “ Mr. Morton, are you not well? What has happened T ’ “ Nothing, Bcsaie. Yea, I mean I have come to — to — \ he stammered, and then stop|>cd confused and crimson. “ Come in, ” said Mb* Bell, calmly, leading the w*y Into a cosy sitting rOom. Bhe placed a chair for her visitor and waited for him to speak. Mr. Morton did not take the offered chair, but remained standing toying nervously with the buttons on his gloves. For several momenta neither spoke, then a voice that would trembh, la spile of fais efforts to be calm, heaaid: “ Sarnia, I hart coma toaakyota **•**•». -Will ywsany “ Mr. Morton, surely you don't mean it! ” faltered Miw Bell, while a roey blush mounted to her smooth white brow. “ Yes, Bessie, I mean every word of It. I have never seen any woman that I loved but you; do you think you could care enough for me to be my wife? ” “ It ’ s so sudden^ ” stammered Miss Bell. “ I know it is, Bessie; but say yea — please do,\ he coaxed, gaining courage to plead his cause, now that the loe waa broken. What her answer was tho reader can judge; for three weeks later ho led her into his own homo, and introduced her as “ My wife, Mrs. Bessie Morton. ” Imagine the surprise and delight of Kate and Lillie at this sudden announce ­ ment. “ Oh, Lill, didn't I tell you how it would end? And I am glad of itl ” cried Kate, after she had kissed her new aunt and nearly smothered Mr. Morton with a “ bear hug ” in her delight at tho turn affairs had taken. “ But uncle, what about tho widow?” she quizzed, after the surprise and excitement had somewhat subsided. Mr. Morton looked searcliiugly into her face for a moment, and catching tho gleam of mischief that Bjiarklcd in her eye, he exclaimed: “ 80, miss, it was you was it? I might have known it was one of your tricks; hut then, all is well that ends well,\ he added, with a loving glance at tho sweet face at the other side of tho room. — Waver ley. How Wounded Men Behavo. If a soldier is wounded his behavior depends on the manner in wh ch ho is wounded and whether ho is of a quiet or excitable temper. Flesh wounds re ­ ceived in action aro in many cases not felt at all, until tho blood comes and the man gets exhausted. When tho bone is struck the shock is great and accom ­ panied by acute pain. I have seen poor fellows struck in tho breast by minio balls remaining in action for minutes, then sinking on their knees or falling on their faces. Not all such severe wounds arc mortal. Sergeant Turo of tho Twelfth Missouri received n hall which went right through both temples, and he lived for years afterward; 0 soldier who was shot through tho left lung lived for a whole year; General Shields was shot through h s breast in Mexico and reached an advanced ago. Tho worst hits aro of course those by canister and round shot and are mostly mortal. They take off arms or legs, or tho head of a man, ns wai the case with tho Cap ­ tain of a Southern battery in the battle of Pea Ridge. Splinters of shells are less dangerous, but when thrown into groiqis and columns nmy disable many men. A single shell fiom a Paixhnn gun sent from Fort Duncan, Maryland Heights, in my presence, to Bolivar Heights aga ; nst a group of Southern horse ­ men killed General Lewis and wounded or killed nineteen of his companions. I have heard wounded soldiers groaning under great pain, but I never heard them crying out or using profane Ian guage. When halting on horseback on the right of the Twenty-fourth Massa chusetts in the battle of New-Market the regiment was under fire at close range for about forty minutes, losing 200 men in killed and wounded, hut not a loud cry was heard from those who were wounded. — Ohieagt L tiger. Clotk Made of Com Husks. One of the lx»t utilized waste pro ­ ducts in Austria, resulting in tho manu- facturc of largo quantities of paper and doth, are com husks. Thme are boiled with an alkali in tubular liotlera, as a result of which tho fibres of the husks are found at tho bottom of the boiler In a spongy condition, filled with glutinous substance, and which proves to lie a |>cr- feet dough of commeal, containing in a concentrated form all tho pabulum origi ­ nally contained in the husk. The glu ­ tinous mat er is pressed out from tho fibre by hydraulic apparatus, leaving tho fibre in tho shape of a mass or chain of longitudal thrvads, interspersed w ith a dense mass of short fibre. Tho linen made from tho long fibre furnishes a very good substitute for the coarser kinds of fax and hemp, and is superior to jute, gunny cloth, coir and tho like. The paper, for which mostly the short fllxfee are used — the long fibres ronstitu- Mng the material for spinning- -i* Mronger than papers of tho same weight made from linen or cotton rags, its hard ness and firmness of grain exceeding'!hat of tho host dipped F.ngluh dtawing papers, being especially adapted for pencil drawing, atenographio writing •nd water colors; its durability exceeds, It is claimed, that of paper niado from any other material, and the corn husk pan hrnent is not at exposed points destroyed by insects; if the gluten is left in the pulp the pa|>er nm lx- made extremely transparent without sacrificing any portion of its strength. Again the fibre is easily worked, either alone or in combination with rags, into Hie finest writing or printing papers; it also readily takes any tint or color, and can I k * worked almost to as much advantngn into stout Wrapping papers of superior quality as into fine note and envelope papers. Flexible Stone. There lay this morning on the desk of Mr Samuel Hodgkins, acting chief clerk of the War Department, a stone u rapped in brown paper. It weighed about n pound, and was perhaps Hi inches in length, 2j in width and nne-third of an Inch thick. The texture of the stone was fine and presented no evidence of •(ratification, and was smooth over the entire surface. A knife blade made no impression on the particles. There was no doubt os to ita being a genuine stone, but it nevertheless possesne I the ficxibll- Ity of n pioeo of India rub' er. When taken in tho hand and shaken in the di ­ rection of its flat surfaces it would bend hack and forth with a dull, mulllcd sound. The move ­ ment was more of a laxity in the adlre- lion apparently than an elasticity. When hold horizontally by one end the other would drop and remain in that position. With the two ends supported on ichts, tho free centre could I m ; pii-sned half an inch below the middle line. With one end held llnuly on the desk the other could bo Ixmt upward over an im '• The movement was not conllned to the one direction —in the plane of the flat sm faces —hut the entire htom- sccrueil to be constructed on the principle of an uni versa 1 joint, with a moveineiH in a'l di ­ rections under pro-sure. It came from a mountain in North Carolina, and bears the narnoof “ flexible sand stone.\ The entire immnlairi i> composed of this material, and pieces cut at random exhibit the same fl< xible properties. — Wnnhinyton H'ar. PEONS OF MEXICO. Queer Customs Among tho De ­ scendants of the Aztecs. Sleeping In Trees and Making Obeisance to the Sun. A Ntiipcndous Mystery. Proc'or declared that few even among scientific men appreciate tho aiim/.ing mysUry of the force wo rail gravity | Wonderful as is the familiar attraction of 1 bodies to tho earth, gravitation is ul | together a greater mystery when consid- ( ered as a property | m » shcssc «| by matter. | Tho universality of the pro|ierty which 1 belong* not merely to this or that sub- I stance, but to every Mihstunre, solid, liquid or gaseous, and not to such sggre j gations of matter, but to the ultimate j molecules and atoms is an uniazing, if not an ap|>allhig mystery. Here is mat ter, which men call inert, not merely possessing inherent tone, hut with its whole texture Ins’ Hut with - Inherent, unexplained, probably inexplicable pow ­ er. But if tho universality of gravi ­ tation, and the infinite range of the force thus exerted by all matter aro won ­ derful, infinitely more wonderful i* tho instantaneous nature of its operation. Thii quality of universal gravitation is indeed so wonderful that few who hear of it for the first time can even admit that it is |>oMible. Yet the astronomer has been able to demonstrate that the interval of time required for gravity to extend ita action from one body in space to any other body, even if separated by a distance so great that light at 187,000 miles per second takes thousands of years to cross it, is less than any interval which can be measured. — TVcntea (X J.) American. The Last Bird to Retire. Apart from the birds which rest dur ­ ing the daj and seek their food at night, as the night-jar and the various kinds of owls, and potting aside also those which in summer frequently slog all the night through, as the nightingale, the wood lark end the sedge- werUer H seems that the robin Is the last bird to seek repose. It may be often heard singing until oner ly midnight In the eeriy enmaier, and in tWwtatarfcl* t» mm karf*% tho* Mf * stm mm IM* I m * Relic of a Famous Hattie. A white pine tree huh cut iceeiilly two miles south of Bhoihi Mills, in Gunctl County, near the Hit* 1 of the old Biiobhu k road, and converted into shingh-.r It wasa largo tree, and hycxpcit wcmm I miucii estinia'od to he at luutt ihrco hundred years old. In cutting it up the saw, going through some tough substance, then supposed to be a knot, attr etc I attention, and Investigation disclosed a bullet embedded within two inches of the heart. Tho tree at this point was 32 inches in diameter. About one-third of tho bullet win sawed awoiy, the icninindcr weighing at least an ounce, lx;lug left In a corner of tho butt end of a shingle. The ball I* supposed to have been shot from a musket by one of Bmddix-k's men during the campaign which culminate.I in the disaster at Fort Du Quosue. In this event tho bullet was cmlrcddcd in the tree 133 year* ago, each year ’ s growth burying it deeper. K Is a most interesting memento of the ill-star red campaign of 1755. — JiuUlm'/re Sun. Fish Hooks. A fish-hook is such a little tiring to opntemplate unless you have it stuck In your finger that one can hardly conceive of ita manufacture being a considerable industry, where fine patented mschlncry and great skill is required. Fish hook* are nnde from stcsl wire. It U softened, one end pointed and bsrlxe I by ma ­ chinery and the other flat toned on s mail anvil. Then it is curved, ensm ailed a dark blue color and hardened. A good fish hook is the delight of fish Graphic. “ Among the most curious people of this continent,\ remarked John Ole ml roll to a knot of three or four friends at the Occidental hotel, “ are tho nntlvo peons of Mexico, and when you look at the female portion of that unaccountable rare you get a curious representation that makes you j ' auso with wonder. “ Living on the bonier of Arixonn and Mexico, as I have for nine years past, 1 have had a good opportunity to see many things that most transient people would pasa by unnoticed. The longer 1 stay the more I am impressed with the unaccounta ­ ble ways of the dcsccmlnuta of tho Aztecs. Tho society ‘ lady ’ of tho peons, if I nmy s|H'ak of her as such, has a way of doing up her back hair that I have never seen duplicated anywhere. “ It is no I chm than to put a great clav crown on tho top of her cranium, in which the hair is matted, like plgJ bristles in plaster. This crown rearheH up, say eight or nine I uc I uh , and looks like a great plaster rone. It serves a double pur|M)*o. Not only is it worn at evening parties, but throughout the day. Indeed, tho primary object of the mud cone wa» to preserve the head from the InteiiHn heat of tho southern mid Now, however, it Is worn at evening halls, and no daily' thinks hrrnrlf n- chorehc ami in positively good form tin less she has her novel crown on. The hair is matted and twisted and colled all around in it, and it may be depended on that it cannot romo loose ami come turn bling down and cause her any embarrnss ment in company. The longer a cone is worn the harder It gets, ami when it has reached the age of a month, »ay, it is as hard as a brickbat, and would have t<> be Hiimshcd to pieces with a sledge if (heir were no other way discovered. This, however, happily is tho ease. “ Tl»« old Aztecs invented, nml the secret 1ms been perpetuated in tho race, a peculiar solution compounded from wild plants which knocks the plaster topknot to smithereens. It takes some time to do it, however, usually from five to six hours, and during tills time the lovely Aztec maiden or matron must soak her head in a big jar of this solution. It is the proper thing for the women to change these cones at least once a month After that the whitish soil of which it is composed changes to a dull yellow and tho wearer lose* caste. Ami there is caste among the peons as much as them is among any other classes of |H'ople. “ These native women are fond of necklaces, and you will often see them going about without nothing on except a necklace and a mud crown. O i I iom again will have very slight rniliieiil. The men do not wear mud crowns, but they aie often limited in their attire. Their habits fire extremely simple in the main, though in some other respect* they go off 011 wild langeiilH. “ During a larger part of the year you will h « c , If you will Journey through tills region, hammocks slung front all Die trees at night time. Indeed, If you were to be out of n moonlight night .and it was your first expci ience, you would tlduk the palm and pine trees were hear ­ ing singular fruit. The natives are all in these hammock*. They are I here to CAcn|M! the tarantulas, centipedes and Mexican scorpions, which an; out on the rampage. I a 'X one of these things get into your blankets ami he will never be easy until he gels a nip at the occupant. This is why the natives will never sleep Oil (lie ground. Besides, it is cooler and more comfortable In Die tires. “ The iHJon.wInm lie rises in the morn ­ ing makes a queer olndsanee to the east. He is saluting Die morning sun and does it by first bowing until he hai Ids body at rigid angles to I i I h legs and horizontal to tile earth, in this |>ositioii lie |»uusm devoutly for |»crhn|>H a quarter of a min utr, and then, raising his body to it-, pioper |>Ottilion, lie abruptly thrusts Ids right leg, and then Ids left, forward, another polite bow to Aurora, delivered by an inclination of (tie head alone, and the laisineas is done. “ This salutation is supposed to win him favor with the reigni|ig forces of the heavens and make him ‘ solid ’ for Die (lay. The women never go through (Ids morning performance. They leave all such tilings to the ineii. The children of both sexes quickly catch up the nays of their cldora and thus grow up pcr|>etu- ating all tlw custom* of tluj race. ” — Am FtaneiKo Kra miner. Precious Slones In the Unltefi Statea. During tho last decade now atonea have come into favor, aome neglected ones have regained their popularity, and still others, such as the amethyst and cameos, have boon thrown out entirely. Tho latter, no matter how finely cut, xvould not find purehascr* now at one- fifth of their former value; about ton years ago they were eagerly sought after at from four to twenty times their prot ­ out prices. Rubles were considered high ten years ago, and a further rise was not looked for, but tqday they arc still higher, n 0 5- Itl knrat stone having l»een quoted nt ♦33,000. There is no demand at present for topaz, yet a syndicate of French capitalists has l>een organized to control tho topaz mines of Spain, In the expectation that af ­ ter twenty yeats of disfavor this gem xvill itgidu he popular. Coral has felt the change of fashion, for during the I iih I three years the imports have been less Dum $lHt)H per iminun, and in the Inst ten yearn in nil $33,05(1, whereas in the ten yoniH ptcceding $388,577 worth were imported. The popularity of amber, on the other hand, is Increas ­ ing. The impuilH of niuber beads for ll-i- ten yearn IKl!8 to 18JN amounted to th ul leu xc dm ed OHO u but ox I hSH Ten more than Diamond, net and • 1 >'J7 ♦•'I A in be 1 impoi 1 lining ths last i'Oth have been intro- Hunting to only In 1,1 18(18 t<> 1878, woiili fiom 1878 to ; (e The nlrrnbl, \ lltollc •IIIV ex .0 keep Th is elu the fn. t I billon ml tent ion n Weekly. jewellers carried ie follow ing sl i.ie 1 in stock: ib\ , sapphire, eineiald, gar edomilly a topaz, or nqiiaiuar- ein a.id mineialogleal eoll*Nv ned a huge seiiesof beautiful il and of rich color, but a > ' lam s »>|ono' and by Dm ie itch tie fantasie. hliue then interest I in* centred in these . and iiiiy leading Jeweller U ie< ted to be familiar with,but f 1 hi in In Mock. |aitly referred to < Yiitfiinial Kxhl- iffcixcd more at- before. — Jt trelen' idlllOHl ugo III mitten \I'M iy be • Die have than Fuiiii) FI iii I h In I'lanoN. Tim \ 111 let y of nitiiliH that pinnn tuner* find in piano. U lemarkablo. It in also extraordinary what a receptacle of lost nrlicliM a piano can become in the course of a few months. A tuner was eonventlug bin! night about some of Die singular phrases of hit fulling, when ho iueideuily let dr >p the slalcmciit that he found f un had reeov. fol ).ls .11 employed the shock 1 1 U Ill'll II llngern doi llilppell ’ i h with that things havi it pimnply g x%' 1 »iks down iio-t ruim-ul . are not the 01 1 have foul deiioiiiiuiil i\ii mid the like “ Where til lifeUllilllal loo little l.i-MiU I piano 1 full of gel their mi Of course Dm iiitifh inji nuylli'iig h bill very few p-ison im nl ' an di-l iugnisl lone out of the w liny are using Dm --- AVlfl roll Timet. diamonds in one piano mid ie.| a very Mibstanlial reward rovery from the Indy who h id liiui. “ You can imdernfaud glxen to a ling, ” he raid, ad> is pla > ing mid brings hci n in a 1 lenriido. If a stone be loose, away It goes, and rare affinity which viilunhle fm gelling Into strange places, gels between Die keys mid n into Die framework <>f the A lid little things like gems only ones lost iii this way. tiud coins of all sorts nr • •ns in a loosely set piano, idimiry pins, visiting finds, W. WITTE, JR., Hkn?l •OM.Ylt, L t. Mineola Road Cart 0. A. ELLISON POtnlM u4 MMatMtam, Mineola, - L. I. for Hu.in.tt er J'lMturt ft Hat no JSfual. oct K ta H. HAUROLD, w. 1 Photographer ! GLRN COVE, L. I. Gallery located at NORTH 8? DR of nan Foot Bridge aoroaa the Lower I.ako. Imperlaa $31 per Hoaen. FERROTYPES (card alae) 4 for M oenta All phototfruphs taken (RAIN or 8HINK. by the lusiautann»ua process GOOD WORK (lUAKANTKKD. JullS Dryantt'lrculntlng Library or Real.TO, QczxNa, Oo., N. T, .r- orrioKast Parka Godwin, President. John Ordrtmaui, Vleo-President. It. M. W. Kastman. Tressnrar. J Miles It. WHIMS. Bacratsrf T«iiaTrz*. I ’ aikn (lodeIn, John OldroUSUX. II. M. W Kastman, William 11. Wood, W. W. Kirby. Joseph II. lloKarl, James It WllleU, Ueorgo W. Kastman, lasso 11 Irks. e« lit* ....... , .. . dars and liuthlays excepted), from 0 a. m. to I xcepto . p m. for Dioao alio wtsii to uao the paper* am oertodlcaU at the l.lb.xnv. Hooka can tie obtained by alookboldcre anf udiaerilMOs from tho Janitor of tho Library 01 Wediiradaia and Haturdays of each week l*e twooii the II * “ *«*««-- “ ‘ ‘ lyjyai lioura of ll.-OO and 9;00 p. in. W. W. KIRBY, JE state AND INSURANCE OFFICES, 110 Broadway, Boom 33. Now York, 000 Qat«* Art., Brooklyn, and Boilyn, L. !. Reid Estate of every description bought ‘ nd and nud sold. imw tguHO. manuifril. Money to loan on bond _ _ Rents collected mid rslntea Kevru and Eight Per Cont. Western Farm MnltKaiir* for sale and negotiated- — T H E- East Williston BRICK WORKS, KANT niLIJMTOa, L. I. h ■iy . h. •d by Mill hildren around Dm <•» greater, lor the fadiion of stuffing imtll tiling (bey enu h little llllgera Oil. • f a piano ii very Dm pri'Minco of r behind tlm keys, who iihc (ho instrit- when it Is a quarter iy, especially lien piano themselvos.\ A Bill* Tnn« C*l*ra4 Pro4l*j. O ku Moon, » kliod negro l»jr not (Sit. (our ,M» of tge, U tho Uirit prodigy. Util. Moon htt t J Uuu Monulay might hove envied. I recite poome end elng ennge la h, Ocm-an, and Daalah. Ilh I an very ordinary nogroaa, and * r la whcie be learned all Ihal r 1 ! H.tar. Chalntharltlre. There le a cue! in now in vogue of ob ­ taining money for .rhae-taMo pur|n eoi.lry alerting an a|i|ieal anil rauaiug II to | wh through many luuide, dtinaudi ig elnall tmn. h . it gooe. \I eha'u't do anything of tire sort,\ replied a larly who waa aeked to enter one of there ' chabl-rharltlee. f \I doa I Ilka lira ayatem, and 1 don ’ t intend to bn tde itilled with it. ” •■Then we cru'l count on you,\ laid a more zercioua kcrpnlDlantw. \No. I objact decld.elly lo bnlong- lag to tha ehai i-gaog. I the gpitreblium of belag lag Uak. ” — ZfufS ’ e O ggpi l w '' The lies! Exercise fur Children. I lu-dinelive gyiunasliei L, from Dio hygienic point of xiew, Dm best adapted to the regular development of the child. Jt In not liable to any of Dm objiv.tlmis we have brought against gymnastic* with iippaiatlis. It eiinuot di form Dm laxly, for it h made up of spontaneous movo- lueills, and eon formed to the natural of- fii e of utcli limb, tr rt nrx turt dr.eaffz®-- Ihe work in a particular legion of tho laxly, for nil the limbs are instinctively invited to lake their quota of exercise; and it does not seduce the child into ef- forts touching upon Dm limit* of his strength. I list met also invito* him to H id kind of work which is best adapted to his particular npti tilde* for ri* sting fatigue. He h«i a natural diN|w>Nitiori to perform light hut frequently recurring acts, quick motions, which put him out of hicath, while exercise* with np|Mimtu* rather exact slow nud Intense efforts Drat bring on local fatigue. Now, *11 observers have noticed tho wonderful facility with which « child recover* hi* breath, and hi* impatience of local fatigue. Finally, natural excrrliur, being th<> ratUfnctlon of a want, 1» by tliat very fact a pleas ­ ure; and Joy shines In tho foe* of a child who is playing freely. — iV/udar He it nee Monthly. Even With tha World. Chronic Dead ih»t — Congratulate no, old boy; at loti I am evon with tha worid. Friend — How la that? Hava you paid your debts! “ Oh, no; but I owe money to many people as I don ’ t owe Tech Trlbtnc. - SMf-i ■ . M Garry Vandorbook, I ’ HOriUKTOH. Mr. Vuuderheek desires lo annoiinee to BuDdns ami all in waul of Brick, that he hiis'tiioroiiKbly re equipped lids yard amj coupled with If * oiipL~. ...... ----- -- — . ....... - ------ - nf (Im finest brick i lay, I* enabled ami j* I'H duchiir a very siipeilor quality of I Good Jodjres have ............... .. ......... .. ' (Ids fuel, opened n new I mmi and is intek. re pronounced Diem (nusi In id!'respect* to (bo host North bivcr Orders by Car Ixiad or *mall lots will re ­ el ve prompt nileollon. W. T. YANDKKBKKK, Msnngcr. HUM if. flfAMAX, Ja. T homas !). U sama * J If. A T. B. HEAMAN, Attonyianil Counsellors at Lai, No. HO Court Htreet, ' hie uAnriKLi).' BROOKLYN, N. Y. o NlTIlOUH OXIDB UAH Dr. T. H. SMITH, &3B2i% ‘ Xa r £. OJUtt oetr Will tit Drug Siort, lll'.MI ’ STBAD, U I. | .#->1.1. WO.lt OUAtUMTKKD TO OIVI ..Tl.r.lTlOK M4 o o W IL ’ t.K.A.Mn. Dentist, Fort Woehlngten, • LI. Teeth tiled In tho bool »ble prl TMklhilMM .Mb UwUw OM. A OVBUkM, (toners! Auctioneers, GLEN OOVS, U L i.d EM N* Fultoo MnX. feMUrw llulK.UU .>4 RnwhoU IMi. itM- a ». uraMOMB. asly »• * ataaaa JONATHAN CONKLIN, Stable Manure '\w: CANADA is ■ U

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