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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - November 20, 1880, Stevens Point, Wisconsin nt Journal SIMONS Editors and Proprietors Devoted to the Interests of Central Wisconsin and the Vindication of Principles V NO 28 per Annum POINT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20 1880 WHOLE NUMBER THE Dmu co golden WiUi lent Through bourn they Tbe uU at play The green gray waxen Make In bay And kiss the Little the children know Upon the shore in mid tea winda blow And billow roar Aud drown Is crown another got children Eland From ill fears free On land O res ol Life O Where are always rife And Death abides Fall on the Und Where Building its of und W ilh rosy fingers For children not hear Your wild Nor eym are Your title defiled Nor mark with that How go down This Indeed IB crown Cotton Pilot A BOUGH DIAMOND Farmer Jones Thanksgiving drunken Jim Burton only to be left with a lot of young ones ter slave for All that day Jones seemed in an uncommon grave mood The town people missed a certain heartiness in his manner and not once did his old like laugh ring out to notify J that Joel Jones was in townl It was almost dark when he reached the cottage and a furious storm had commenced But securing his team he stamped into the little kitchen It's stormin terribly Miss Burton I guess your little Janey better not think of going No thank yott 1 fear it be too tedious for the child Bat will vou not be seated Mr Jones and set warm before you go ou Slim chance for thought lie But after an awkward pause he I would have a word in private Miss Burton With an expression ol she led the way into the cheerless little Jane began he after clearing his throat yort and I have each other We war young folks together and though you war er pile above mo I always loved ye But knowin I fit fer ye ter wipe yer old sheas on I never said a word and let ver m Burton while I took good Lord both on em ldv you with an empty The cold northern blasts had settled themselves down legitimate winter business bridging streams and locking tro nature in fetters of ice where the broad and fertile land huge granaries were stored the golden harvests cellars with their rich stores and vegetables and the thr inhabitants were their great and bountiful prosperity and But thaa the homestead of Farmer Joel Jor pjs broad j bnt a mHe tie thrifty village of he found an easy market for and where every foath his round and ruddy face might be aseen alongside of the thin and sallow one his spinster sister in the old family ou their way to the lage church which ever found a willing heart and ready hand in the al Joel Jones as ito thrifty aspect fully attested A few days previous to the one pointed as Thanksgiving he came into his ample kitchen with a huge golden pumpkin in his strong arms Here he said is one of the real Yankee pumpkins and I want ye to spread yerself a makin a batch of jues And jest sey when ye want that chicken kilted What fur I'd like to know Ton talk as ef yer war ter feed a when thar is only you and me and hired man to eat the best Thanksgiving dinner ever invented I know as well as ye Betsey we liain't got no folks to speak of bnt that no sign we ter eat like other Christians ou Thanksgiving day whea Pve worked the hull year lie everything and been prospered be- yond An honr later he looked in upon sey and her sullen preparations for the coining feast I'm goin ter town with er load of oats and bring you some to go erlong with yer turkey said he if yer want else speak quick fer I'm off The answer of the spinster was a grant of dissatisfaction as she continued kneading the snowy bread while the pumpkin stewed and sputtered on the stove hi the most savage manner Betsey grows groutier everyday of her life poor thing She's gittin old and the work is tew heavy for her But it no use of of gettin help She'd fight me down on that for- soliloquised the old man he drove along Hey bub want ter ride he called out to a small specimen of ity who was trudging along under a heavy load and who most gladly ed the kind offer Yer Widow boy he asked in con- after the boy had scrambled np behind and perched himself upon a bag of grain Yes sir What ye got in yer sack bub Coal sir that I have been picking up along the Dangerous piece o business and it's strange yer ma should send yer out on sich er errand Ther cars will come erlong some day and chop yer inter The poor Little pale-faced lad made no reply He was too happy in the ment of tke unexpected ride to care for any anticipated danger At the door of the humble home the farmer stopped and to the surprise of the lad got down from the wagon and hitched his horses I want to see yer ma So I'll jest run in for a minit if yoU mind the team One of the children answered Lis mons and conducted him into the little kitchen where the widow sat sewing with her brood of little ones about the scanty fire Don't git up Miss Burton I can't stop but a minit I give yer boy a lift as I come along and he told me that he goes over on the railroad ter pick up coal and I thought may bo ye didn't know it was dangerous Ther lad is tu small for sich work and some day he'll git killed So I hope ye won't take it amiss that I named it ter yon Teais were in the good woman's eyes long before he had ceased speaking and she are very land sir but what can I do It is hard for me to keep my tle family together simply with my needle and the coal the children gather from the track keep one comfortable and leaves my scanty earnings for other needs Yer girls any on em old nuff ter work ont be they Miss If so I'd take one on em ter help sister Betsey That would be one less month to feed at any rate and she'd fare well Janey is twelve years old and has been brought np to be can wash dishes sweep and do a great deal of the ordinary work of a household All light Miss Burton have the girl ready when I come along back from town and 111 take her home with me Again in his wagon Farmer communed with himself Don't seem to be much of a show for a dinner at Miss ton's Poor It's nature that a pretty girl ae she used to be married that purse me ye out of my since I vrar this and my heart is mil of ye And now Jane if I'm fer yer say so and I'll try d this earnest stammering i the poor woman had blushed and like a full-blown rose and ly looked youthful again and like the fair young he had loved before nnd tears dimmed her eyes as she answered I cannot think for a moment of so noble and generous an offer Reflect what a burden you would sume I can bring yon nothing but a broken constitution anu five helpless children No my good friend I shall think of you ever as and best of She broke down completely and could only extend her hand The good man grasped it with a pressure ami as the little woman began to sob he took her in his great strong armsand to his ample breast whether she would or no and talked so earnestly and long that the child grew tired of staying alone in the dark for the mother had carried away the nnd the horses were stamping impatiently outside in the storm God bless ye Jane come to a big heart and a warm full said the farmer as the little woman at lest smiles her consent and blushed more than ever as he fervently kissed her and took his departure If ever man walked on air Joel Jones did for the next two days and Betsey de- clared to the hired man he acted jest like a crazy critter He was most in and out ef the house in a state of mental disquiet and mixed himself np with the domestic for the coming feast in the most promiscuous fashion He insisted upon an immense plum cake being made raisins beat de- clared with many a chuckle when it was at length finished that it looked for all the world like a bride's And then when Betsey actually iced it and placed a wreath of pressed and dried gorgeous autumn leaves upon its ing top by way of ornament he was in Wai there it is Joel and I you are satisfied for once Ye will have a grand dinner and no one said his sister Don't you believe that Betsey Jist set the table for a full half dozen de- side you and me and see if I don't fetch along somebody ter fill their places when I come home to-morrow from church Betsey gave a sniff of disapproval bnt continued the completion of the ations thinking what an old fool he brother was getting to be Thanksgiving day dawned clear and bright though very cold and the good folks of Centerville were quite surprised to see Farmer Jones come dashing up to the church door in his fine new sleigh a most jubilant of bells and the widow Burton snugly tucked be- neath the robes by his side And a tle later they actually took away the breath of the congregation as they marched up the little woman clinging to his arm dressed in some simple grey material with a rich shawl about her very one he had purchased the day before and as he said for sister Betsey A pretty little grey velvet hat with a dash of ender and white flowers and ribbons completed the delicate tume They passed many unoccupied pews and only paused when they had gained a position opposite tho pulpit And then before the wondering people realized it Parson Doolittle was lading to them the marriage ceremony and when it was completed tho happy man gallantly ed the bride and led her to his own pew now and forever Mrs Joel Jones If ever a Thanksgiving sermon failed to reach the listening ears it did that day for the little congregation were in the most blissful flutter They had actually witnessed the knitting of two lives together though they were not youthful ones and yet there was romance in the suddenness and surprise of the whole thing The benediction said how hearty were the congratulations and how bright blushing the Away they dashed at last amid cheers and the merry chimes of the bells At the cottage they paused and took in the little brood the fanner called and drove merrily on amid shouts and laughter to Ids great white whose blue curling smoke proclaimed anu good cheer in As I Betsey ing out of the window if Joel brought that stuck-up Widow Burton and her brate to dinner There won't be a hull piece of the old-fashioned chiney left on the table If I had dreamed of his bringing them I wouldn't have put it on even if Joel did insist on it The Widow Burton and her ns she called ushered into the parlor by the master where a ful fire blazed and There Miss Betsey stiffly received them and their pings When the dinner was announced very much to her disgust the brother came out with the little woman upon his arm and leading the youngest child by the If ye have no objections said he Fd like to place this little man at the head of my table specially as it is the position she is likely to cupy the rest of her days thank God Joel ye goin to get ried screamed the horrified spinster and she almost dropped the chiney pot of scalding ten filler Never again in led as he his new wife at the head T the table despite her and as he spoke he stooped and her while Betsey looked on in blank and horrified utterly less at disreputable conduct fer this day in Centerville church this little woman has promised to share my joys and sorrows for the rest of her mortal days gasped Betsey and all them ar children Yes they all belong to me thank God I've gat folks of my own now Betsey and no more lonely days antl nights for me or cheerless givings He bustled about and seated each tle child rewarded by a tearful glance of gratitude from their mother's eyes Then such a tremendous prayer of thanksgiving praSie as ascended from that bountiful was rarely heard by men or angels Then came the feast And hoW everybody did eat except Miss Betsey She received the praise of her cooking in frightful silence and actually refused to taste the bride's cake No thought she that so sot on having it mode I'd cut my right hand of before I'd have touched it ef I had known what he was sly old fool The next day she packed her trunk and departed to find a home with some other of her relatives in Connecticut positively refusing to share a home with the new mistress where she had so long reigned supreme But peace and prosperity smiled upon her brother as the happy husband and the little woman blessed the clay she accepted the rough diamond for a life of her days being those of thanksgiving The Richest Men in California From the San Chronicle The assessor of this city and county yesterday turned over to the auditor his annual supplement roll which amounts to about The assessor states that since he turned over his ular assessment roll in June last it has e to his knowledge that large amounts of personal property especially stocks in corporations were not given account of by the owners thereof The new constitution prescribes that such property shall be so assessed and the assessor acting as he says under legal advice has incorporated snch ments in the supplemental roll leaving it to the parties assessed to contest the matter in the courts if they wish Re- can only be made when n has been presented to the assessor previous to the assessment of the amount of their property Annexed are some of the larger Leland Charles Crocker Mrs Mark Hopkins Central Pacific Railroad Co J C Flood Co J W Mackay Nevada Bank Bank of California W-u Sharon James G Fair J C Flood P Donahne N Duning Tevis Bank Pacific Improvement Co Daniel Meyer James J C Flood and J T Coleman Ex- of the estate of W S O'Brien I Glaher Co Seth and Daniel Cook Fargo t Co Joseph and James SL Southern Pacific Co Lloyd Tevis J B Haggin D 0 Louis Sloss Miller A Lux R F Morrow Kelly Co L Robert Pacific Mill and Mining Co Hutchinson Kohl A Co Clans A of 111 the Dangerous Handled Adams Mies Corr Boston About one hundred yards beyond the west shaft of the Hoosac Tunnel is to be seen a board fence surrounding about ten acres of ground with the A nel the bottom of the trough being covered with a thick layer of plaster of Paris absorbs and renders leiSs any drops of that may bo spilled The fans are then CURIOUS USEFUL AND SCIENTIFIC placed hi a wooden trough containing ice or ice and salt where the nitro- glycerine is slowly or con- In this condition it is stowed away in small magazines 300 feet dis- pus no visitors allowed A drive tant in amounts of thirty or forty cans ing between two rows of buildings brings i each required for use the visitor to the acid house a well I Perfect system pervades this factory ventilated building 150 feet long Here and it is necessary to insure safety are eleven stills each seven feet long The steadiest men possible are selected Ill v lor the work three are employed in the acid house working in three shifts of and two feet in diameter Under these a light slow fire burns which is carefully attended to for the must be eight kept moderate In each of these stills j ally work more C is placed a charge of nitrate of soda aud j movement is of sulphuric acid A stoneware pipe has his place and special duty which he conducts the gases at a temperature of about 1803 Fahrenheit from each still into a stone receiver or condenser j THE WORLD UPSIDE i The Nature states that at the sea meeting of the British association Sir William Thomson as an incidental illustration of a paper by him gave the following method of turning the world Suppose there be uo sea or other water upon the earth and no j hills or hollows and let the earth be a perfectly elastic or perfectly rigid solid with no moon or sun or other body to disturb it Commencing anywhere in the northern hemisphere a few miles northward or southward This flowed with difficulty and emitted tfn odor similar to that produced by action of nr acid on iron the iron was strongly and the to a brown find entirety soluble in contained about seven pet cent of Jie oxide of iron This of iron rapidly on contact with afr asd like all the salts of iron gate up some peroxide of iron when placed in contact with iron it the metal and was thus brought back to its first state of saturation These are thought to explain the corrosions of certain boilers receiving fatty matters brought over from the cylinders by fie exhaust steam or for Ivea of locomotives OUR STATE EXCHANGES As ear of corn with 8 on it has beett shown in TIIE Son Prairie wolves are io that neigh boi hood Mr E Labore lost five Thursday A dispatch of the Thomas a farmer Origin of Fashions Most of the fashions of past times were due to the anxiety of some ing beauty either to conceal a blemish or to display a charm La Belle niere had the misfortune to burn her forehead The accident left an scar which the famous beauty craftily covered with a gem and from that time all the ladies of the French were not ugly and precious jewels on their brows Anne of Austria had lovely arms and shortened her sleeves to show her charms and all the artists of the day had to paint wrists and elbows as well as hands and faces Mme de Pompadour was little and so she thought it beat to wear high heels But Mme de Pompadour was also a great invalid and so she introduced those beautiful dressing gowns knotted with lace ribbon which soon were worn at every court in Europe Poor Maria An- toinette in her anxiety to display her lovely blonde chevelure piled her flaxen locks upon a cushion and wore the crown of France several inches above her head while the Empress Josephine to ex- hibit her figure at once Greek and invented cachemire and brought its Hse into fashion The Princess of Wales wears on her neck as the new fashion niches of lace and vet collars ornamented with silver An amusing incident occurred on a street car the other day A woman of fifty made up to look about twenty-five years old got aboard at a crossing to find every seat occupied She stood for a moment and then selecting a poorly dressed man about forty-five years of age she Are there any gentlemen in Indeed I he replied ing up and down If there asJ you are going clear I'll hunt up one for yon nt the end of the line There was an embarrassing silence for a moment and thea a light broke in on him all of a sudden and he arose and You can have this seat madam I am perfectly willing to stand np and give my seat to anybody older than myself That decided her She gave him a look which he will not to his dying day and grabbing a strap she refused to sit down even when five seats had be- come vacant WEIGH of tte reptiles is a The adder or condenser or rather a senes of four condensers con- by stoneware pipes ranged on a platform three feet above the ground Into three of these sulphuric acid is poured and the fourth is empty The nitrous vapor passes from a to the first condenser where a portion of it forming as it Condenses nitric aciJ is taken by the sulphuric acid the re- mainder passes ou to the second third and fourth condensers though a very small portion is left to pass into tbe last which only requires to be emptied once a month It takes about twenty-four hours for the still to complete the conversion of its contents into nitric acid at the end of which time the resultant mixture about 600 pounds is run off into carboys twelve of those being filled from three stills About 100 carboys are generally kept in stock as the acid does not spoil when kept closed These carboys are then emptied into a tank ing capacity of eighteen carboys and an iron pipe connected with the main leading from the blowers in the house is inserted into the acid causing a current of air to agitate it so as to re- move the nitrous fumes mix it ly and bring it all to uniform strength Formerly was effected by removing the acil into a glass vessel containing about forty gallons and it required ing for hours The mode now practiced occupies only five minutes and the risk of of a glass vessel in a bath is avoided The acid is then ried into a converting room about 100 feet long and well where it is divided 116 stone pitchers ar- ranged in nine wooden troughs placed in the centre aud at the end of the room and those troughs are now filled with cold water or ice and salt so as to rise to within four inches of the top of the jar On shelves above the troughs are ar- ranged glass jars one to each stone pitcher Into each of these stone jars chemically pure glycerine is poured and this by means of a siphon with a ber tube attached about two feet long falls drop by drop mto the ing pitcher of mixed sulphuric and nitric acids Immediately below the shelf on which the glycerine jar stands is a two and inch iron pipe which brings a current of cold air from the re- connected with the two blowers above mentioned This current of air is distributed to each jar while the acid and glycerine are mixed by a rubber pipe to which is attached a glass tube sixteen inches long and a inch bore During the hour and a half or two hours that the glycerine takes to run off into the pitchers the greatest care and closest attention is requisite The three men whose duty is to attend to the ing process have each a row of pitchers to watch walking the whole time up and down beside them thermometer in hand and ns the nitrous fumes rise from the forming they stir the mixture with the glass tube be- fore mentioned in a pitcher that may be giving out too violent fumes tunes this is caused by the pitcher ning a little which fires the ture wastes forming oxalic acid and develops unpleasant vapors In such a case bv pushing back n little wooden peg in tte glass jar the flow of glycerine is lessened and by stirring with the glass tube the nitrous vapors are dispelled Should the engine stop working by any unforeseen circumstance the current of air will of course be stopped when the mixture will take fire In this case it is necessary to stir the mixture and at once stop the flow of glycerine When the glycerine and acid are all mixed and the fumes cease to appear the from each pitcher is dumped into a huge tank of water ft a temperature of 70 degrees about 450 pounds of being the amount of each batch The sinks to the bottom and is covered by about six feet of water Here it remains for teen minutes to be subsequently washed free from all impurities This tank through the floor to a basement chamber its bottom being on a alight incline so the may run out easily The water is first drawn off from the top of the and then the latter is run into a wooden in shape somewhat like an old-fashioned but a good deal larger in diameter In this it is washed five times three times with plain water and twice with soda a current of air working it at the same time The water from this tub is run off into a wooden trough which conveys it to a barrel buried in the earth in the side of which a hole carries it to another barrel a little lower down tho hill and this into another barrel whence it finds its way to the dump of rocks which were re- moved from the funnel any that may have escaped the ing process being collected and retained m one or other of these barrels The is by this time thoroughly washed and ready to store in the magazine 300 feet distant to which L is carried in a couple of pails In the i is poured into as they are called v are jars holding sixty pounds These crocks are then in a wooden tank two and one-half feet deep holds twenty of them and immersed to i i six inches from the top of the jars in A ater warmed by a small pipe from the 1 oiler to raise the temperature to 70 de- at which temperature it is kept the time as nearly as possible They T in this water about seventy-two Lours during which time any impurities remaining rise to the surface as saun and are skimmed off with a spoon The is then chemically pure transparent as water refracts and is ready for packing The fin cans lined with paraffine and containing fifty-six pounds each are placed in a shallow wooden trough and tli being poured from the c oaks into copper cans w again i to the tins through a is expected to perform at the proper time In the morning at 7 or two men dump the carboys of acid into the tanks and mix them while a third operation takes about half an hour One draws the acid another weighs it and a third carries it to the troughs t After an interval during which the acids cool three men attend closely con- of the glycerine into glycerine After the is dumped into the two men are employed m washing it while two wash the stone pitchers with water The floors are kept scrupulously clean and perfectly free from atoms of nitro- glycerine which stepped upon while the men are at work might send them to eternity and the building to reens The room is then prepared for next day's operations and by about 1 or 2 o'clock after six or at most seven hours the day's work is doue Notwithstanding the extreme care used to avoid accidents the Mowbray works have been blown up three times and of the nine competent super- that have been iu charge eight have been killed outright and their bodies blown to fragments while the ninth is yet living totally blind The highest wages are paid and in der to render transportation easier and safer Prof Mowbray within the past two years has built a oar expressly for the purpose Adventures in the Clouds the New York Times A frightful balloon accident at Paris is reported by cable August Navarre was on a trapeze suspended from the Montgolfier when at the height of yards or over half a mile he missed his hold The shocked spectators it is said clearly follow the poor fellow's body in its descent and when at length it struck tbe earth it made a hole two feet deep and rebounded twice the height of a man's head Freed from his weight the shot upward until it burst and then it too fell Deaths from loon accidents are frequent enough but a sheer fall from such a height has j perhaps never before been recorded Thus in 1876 a balloon feet high in the air and its pant was killed but as is usually the case he stuck to his till it grounded A fearful dive is however being the only danger ists have to dread That it is quite as dangerous to go too high ns to comedown too fast is shown by the voyage of sandier Sivel and which is perhaps the most remarkable on record They started on April 15 1875 to rival the highest altitude ever reached by man At yards Tissandier fell in a faint just ns his companions who were in a scarcely better condition ed out some ballast in a last desperate effort to surpass Glaisher's record of 000 yards The balloon flew up how high it is impossible to say bnt when Tissandier came to himself his ions lay dead beside Turn with faces and bloody nostrils They had been suffocated by the rarefaction of the at- record is fore discredited for it seems beyond dispute that human life cannot be much above M Godard's perilous experience in 1878 happily resulted rather ingly than another danger which should not be forgotten by those who take passengers sailing in the air At at at feet high he successfully asked his ion how he felt nnd was as often amazed that the amateur declared his feelings to be quite as usual Finally de- clared that he would go no higher when suddenly his grasped his throat and demanded at least one emo- tion m return for his fare The man was clearly a lunatic At that ful height he clambered out of the basket and around the globe with the skill and carelessness of a monkey Then lie clasped Godard by the body aud de- clared he would throw him over ly he drew n knife and said be would seek his emotions by a fall say of half a mile But Godard did not lose his head He declared himself charmed with the idea and wondered that it had never before occurred to him But he pointed ont that however pleasing the fall might be it would be disagreeable to be mutilated and he suggested going or feet higher in order that when his companion cut the their deaths might be certain They were then both of a mind and as Godard threw out the ballast the balloon darted still further above the clouds His ful companion's the loon and once more he climbed out on the bellying sphere but this time with a rope about him in order as Godard ex- that he might not tumble before be was high enough for a thoroughly good fall At length he perched just over the escape valve then Godard pulled the cord which opened it the caping gas stupefied the madman the crisis was over Lest any one should doubt the story we hasten to add that it comes from France Z L WHITE formerly the mining correspondent of the Tribune tells the following story which he heard in A man living at Colorado Springs was desirous of making a sudden fortune and employed an old miner to help dis- cover mineral in the mountains about Pike's Peak When they had their hole all ready they employed a ing to examine and report upon their property He gave pn elaborate description of the geology of the country surrounding the mine and of the rock in which it found but when be came to discuss the origin of the pay ore he remarked that some veins were charged by sublimation and some by tion but that the ore under discussion was the first ho had ever been called on to examine professionally that bore unmistakable evidence having been charged with a wheelbarrow WHEN in a civil case a Scotch jury of twelve has been out for three honra a majority of nine may Dring in A verdict lie down and rest and in time the thing is done that is to say what was the south pole is found under Polaris THE EYE AMD LIGHT A French engineer asserts that the fatigue of the eye when reading by the aid of artificial light is due more to the want of light than the excess for the pupils are more dilated in a room brilliantly than they are by daylight and dilation produces fatigue of the muscles part of the organ of He gests as the electric light n large proportion of chemical rays the remedy may be found in globes for the lamps It does not seem to have occurred to the physicist thai what is wonted is an electric lamp ble of diffusing light CLOTHES Cotton clothing according to Dr experiments can be prevented from taking fire by simply using borax in teaspoonful to each pini of starch after water has been this plan being in fact not only less expensive but also far more effectual than some of the elaborate chemical processes that are in vogne Numerous tests likewise show that lins and tarlatans the most inflammable goods when thus treated with boras starch cannot be made to burn with a blaze advantage of importance is that the borax can have no injurious effect the cloth or upon the wearer COLORED DIAMONDS The latest novelties in jewelry are colored diamonds rose-colored yellow and even blue which for the moment are taking the place of the time-honored colorless stone which is now voted an- cient old-fashioned and altogether ob- solete Yellow diamonds have always had a value and a beauty of their own and many large ones are to be found among the crown jewels of the various countries of Europe One in particular forms the central in a necklace of emeralds aud diamonds which was presented by the First Napoleon to the Empress Marie Louise nt the birth of the King of Borne This necklace with two others belonging to Marie Louise and six jeweled orders worn by Napoleon the First are now hi the possession of the Archduchess Renier formerly a princess of Saxony and whose husband the Archduke is a consul of the Emperor of Austria and an uncle to the young Queen of Spain NOVEL RAIN While recently traveling in Morocco Professor of Geneva visited the holy town of He was there told that a rain of blood had fallen a few days before on the neighboring hill about metres whither some of the go to pray The blood was said to be that of saints who had died in the locality Professor Bran climbed this dry and bare conical hill and at a height of about metres perceived at first here and there then in abundance thin red glistening spots which were very adherent to the rock The appeared everywhere on bare rock dry herb lichen etc and there could not be a better imitation of blood On micro- scopic examination Professor Brun found them to consist of young and but partly developed mixed with organic debris and much very fine sand Polarized light revealed some crystals of alabaster The ters are supposed to have been conveyed by wind from the Saharan chotts where Professor Brun had often found in abundance SHIPS One of the latest attempts to make a ship unsinkable has been brought to public attention by an Englishman named Mr Lamb He has embodied what he thinks will insure the buoyancy of vessels under all circumstances in a launch thirty-seven feet long nix feet deep and five feet eight inches beam When afloat the launch has a free board of four feet The novelty in the construction of this craft consists hi the introduction of seven flat cylinders of metal on each side The inner ends of these cylinders are built into and form part of the framing and ceiling of the vessel while the other ends project beyond the outer skin and are protected by a sort of casing When the launch is loaded this casing has its lower part under water but it is not in tended tobe wholly submerged It not be said that this casing will add to the beauty of the launch but on the trial trip the speed was found to be fair and the motion very steady Whether the building of compartments along tho sides of ships so that they cannot be used for cargo or tampered with easily will supersede or be found a useful tion to the ordinary compartment tem is not yet certain HARDENING GLASS The processes of manufacture in the case of hardened glass fabrics have re- cently been simplified and combined the ordinary operations so as to considerably diminish the cost of the productions nnd also insure more regu- lar forms and more perfect execution Objects made with the liquid material when they are still red are thrown ly into the tempering bath and are not again heated to the melting point as at first which often causes a change in their form Bottles drinking glasses lamp glasses and other concave articles con- air are received on a carved tube or of siphon which at the moment of immersion allows the air to escape while the liquid enters the cavity out difficulty the result being very satisfactory OF STEAM ENGINES According to the Annales dcs Mince observations made upon steam engines which showed corrosion ia those parts exposed to oil and steam suggested the following An iron bucket containing wrought iron chippings thoroughly saturated with of ODDITIES AN elephant tusk fourteen feet ia length has been unearthed near Palom W T THERE was a young mother in land Oregon whose age is but twdn weight yet her infant son weighed nine pounds at its birth THE loser of a Memphis bet is to on his head five minutes in a public square with a Garfield banner ed from his feet Is Oswego N a groceryman let his store against a neighboring mat market that Hancock would tte He turned over his wager hie a flua but the butcher declined to accept it A LARGE bird at Iowa darted swiftly downward in its flight and ing n the iron ran through its body and it remained impaled tering and straggling until death cane IN Ogdensburg N Y William bet his moustache against A A cock's whiskers that Garfield would mt be elected On Wednesday morning be had his moustache cut off and sent lo Mr Babcock A COMBINATION bet was made by tm Democrats and ten in ton Texas The losers were to themselves to a stage coach and drw the winners through the principal stretl In both parties were some of the fore- most men of the city ELEVEN children at four the feat of Mrs Scannel Hickson Shamrock Mo First birth three ond and third two each and at the kit interesting occasion there were four i the hitter being alive and doing well Ten ont of the eleven are alive A WISCONSIN cow with a persisted cough that baffled the skill of a nary surgeon to cure died and opening her windpipe to discover tie cause of the irritation there was in the upper part of the lung a lire striped frog of ordinary size Ax event probably without precedent in railway annals has just happened it Provins A passenger train Paris at 850 P IT arrived safely at ils destination but on getting down to let the passengers out of the cars the gmui was acloiS-asJ to find neither nor passenger cars The had to hook the cars on at Paris JOHN S MILLER and Henry dients of N T bet on tte election the loser to walk a block it noon attired in his wife's Miller lost and at noon on Wednesday appeared and walked in Mrs Miller's followed by a crowd of mm and boys A bet in Baltimore forded more amusement to the tors than had been expected The loser was annoyed while wheeling the winner over the stipulated route by the of the latter and followed up the ment of the wager by whipping bin soundly Two girls in an Illinois boarding school had a contest to see which would dress quickest on a wager Three er girls acted as judges and the air seemed full of lingerie pictorial irgs and lots of things that no knows the names of for seven minutes and thirteen seconds when the wi smilingly emerged faultlessly even to bonnet and gloves WHILE riding horseback John of Alden Iowa saw coming from tie sky a ball of fire apparently about tie size of a flour barrel He was paralyzed with fear and saw the globe strike tie head of the animal he rode when b fainted Upon coming to his senses le found the horse was dead the head of the animal being seared as if by a hot iron A man was caught by tie tricky offer of a wager that one city a the United States of over a hundred thousand inhabitants would not give votes for Hancock The stake a supper for the ward campaign club of the winner The city named was ington where there was no voting for president at oil The victim said ing except to name the time and plan the snpper On that occasion tie viands looked all and were juit such as the written terms of the bet call- ed for but they were found tobe ed with snuff and all other unpalatable substances IN Lincoln county Nev there is i spring of ice cold water that bubbles np over a rock and disappears on the other side and no one has been able to where the water goes At another point in the same county is a large spring about twenty feet square that is only some eighteen leep with a sandy bottom The sanl can be plainly seen bnt on looking closer it is perceived that this sand is in a perpetual state of unrest and no om has ever been found It is sail that a teamster on reaching this spring ne day deceived by its apparent concluded to soak one of ha wagon wheels to cure the looseness ts tire He took it off and rolled it inio the as he thought shallow water Be never laid his eyes n that wheel again An Indian Devotion There are few instances of devotion that prove the existence of love higher degree than that given by Kit Carson's Indian wife to her brave manly lover While mining in the west he married an Indian girl with whon he lived very happy When he wa taken ill a long from home worl was sent to his wife who mounted a fled mustang pony and traveled hundreds cl of miles to reach him NigM and day she continued her journey resting for a few hours on the open prairie fij ing on her wonderful little steed as soon as she could gather np her forces anew She forded rivers she scaled passes she through morasses nod filially arrived just alive to find husband better But the exposure ad had disposed of hia wheat in town and while on way home last night waa robbed of 838 by three meu who also took his team cut the of one of tiie horses and then fled i A MAS by the name of James j attempted te commit at La Crossc the other day by laying down j he trest an I train but was rescued by a who palled him off the track when the train was within a foot of him Some days ago Mr J M and Dr E H Winston arrested for selling liquor at the latter's drag store case was called up for hearing Thursday Squire Mills They eaeb ed guilty and were fined Mr Owen was adjudged to pay a fine of 825 and costs 834.05 Mr Winston paid fiee and 87 78 costs The total fines and costs amounted to 572.83 Journal There has been a great deal of talk lately on the subject of erecting and operating a watch factory in Madison and now the thing seems to he assuming a tangible shape City Clerk Corscot is in receipt of a letter from M of Lancaster sylvania asking for information ing the city and stating that he wishes to arrange for starting a watch factory here if everything should prove tory Mr Corscot has written to the gentleman and further developments may be expected in a few days LA A peculiar accident yesterday afternoon A barrel of was being lowered into a basement on Front street used by Harry Morgan and ft man named Samuel Graham to assist He got behind the those on the sidewalk held it with a rope When it was half way down the rope slipped and Graham and the barrel rolled down together lam was picked up in an insensible con- dition He was badly braised had a sprained leg and had a bad cut on his forehead He soon revived and Dr Bollard wno attended him says no- broken and he is not badly It is a wonder he was not Se came here from Mauston JANESVILLE Gazette A telegram from Des Plaines this morning brings the sad and startling news that John ers was killed by the ears being cnt and mangled so that death came instantly Powers was a young man who has ia this city from boyhood trp and hia still live here their home being on Milton avenue His mother is very dangerously ill and it is feared that the news of the death of her son may lave a serious effect upon her Tonng ers has been serving as brakeman on the if road for only a short time past and last evening went out in this capacity on John North's freight train for Chicago It is supposed that he fell between the cars and they passed over him LODI TALLET Tuesday after- noon about two o'clock in West Point one of Mr Martin Van Ness small dren in the bam lit a match The child was evidently startled at seeing the blaze and attempted to smother the Home by putting the burning match into the hay which of course was instantly en- in flames The child ran to the house and gave tbe alarm bnt soon the barn and its contents were burned to the ground The adjoining buildings soon took fire About one hundred bushels of oats were shoveled out of the it was horning bat excepting fee oats and one crib of corn all the crops were and the house and corn crib the only building left standing on the place No insurance OSHKOSH The tions of Wm John Abrams of have been in the city two or three days anxiously looking for him He has been missing ever since the Monday night election and no trace of him con te found He was an habitual inebriate nnd was not in the habit of going off any where or concealing himself and the supposition is that he walked off the bridge into the river while under the in- fluence of liquor and was drowned The accident to Main street bridge by which it was impossible to close the draw tight happened Monday and it is feared that le walked off the into the river Grappling irons have been secured and it was the intention to drag the river day Monday ing the track of the M L S W road was completed to the depot grounds in this city The work would have been several days before but for the delay in changing tho road bed the crossing with the Valley road The telegraph line was completed on Sunday and messages may now be regularly transmitted en that line the past week trains have run regularly from the railroad crossing near the Claire bridge and freight has been and delivered by teams from point It seems to be the policy of the to be pleasant and dating to patrons and to use their best endeavors to the patronage of the public for the new At this afternoon a terrific explosion drove all La Crosse out of their houses acd places of business and every one to that the building next theirs had to the ground ly lowing the report an clond of smoke on the eastern ef the powder house of Herbert bad exploded Nothing but in the ground marked the The State street near the track blown to atoms Tlv covered the prairie Nobody waff The cause is not kiown baJ a farmer says that tlr the report acu two men shooting st mark thr building After the ot- and the hurt MI previously neutralized was left during j exertion killed her She witt i A eight days in a reservoir supplying steam to several steam hammers At the expiration of this rime there were taken from tbe bucket about mut one- half 7.37 thick which pneumonia within brief m her husband's MUM The shook lift ed Kit the ragged miner Hi broke a blood in or shooting mw deviltry Tbc oo of of gno lowis about 4500 and of the city to From tsul
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