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   Anderson Herald (Newspaper) - May 13, 1870, Anderson, Indiana                                 N  Mlj. Wildmui fooled the KolM no people with His |MI^Bt j^ia—Wbieh runs ft pin iaio, tti ^ thumBortlieieUow irh6 tri^ ^ work it.  * AaburgVseireiU 'wji^.ibi mucli of a succetfi here. Xliwe Were no greater amount of people Sn towA^ that day, than wa^ At flight th« town people tvlied out. This is the show that got ^tw6 coluiUiii into ike Standard for ^,00 and wouldn't pat the same into the Herald becauae we charged $10—just half price. The Standard has no^ circulation outside of Anderson; the Herald b»e. The show lost four hundred dollars in saving seven. . House papering, white-wash-' ing and cob-web pweeping, is the order of business with most £uu-ilies.  Trees don't relish the idea of converting the alley east of the square intb a -street and boulder-ing it. When it is done we sug« gest it be called Pea rl street.  The work now being ilone on Meridian street,west of the square may be a nice thing for somebody but it is certainly no bencfft to Ihe city. We thought the hill  "J^ó "I'M» j^iNB, y^r JME ^HITS ^he^ jH*t  VOL 2.  ANDEBSOtí^ MADISON CO., INDIANA; flUDAY MORNING; MAY 13, 18T0.  i^arifafii  [Frolli CmsstWê (English) MafasiBe]  A CHAPTER ON CARILLdNS.  The Climes of the Great Cathe« drals—How the) areKang.  We venture to say that, although there are several carillons (unused for thcjnoât part) in dif-  are not  peration, and very €< "eed, it  coBsiderahly exhausted, indc^ it requires a strong man to attempt this im-lureasive and yicleBtnutiicalexer«  eise.  The tame bells can be worked very much more easily by a me chanism similar to that of a musical box. This machanism consists of a huge tambour, or barrel, covered with sfHkes exactly the same in principle as the musical box This barrelis wound up, and, in its revolutioti, is made  ferent parts of England, there a good many peoule who do know precisely what is meant by carillon—a friend of ours sug- ... gested, the other day, "a sort ofi^o the wires connected with  ihe bell hammers, which at other times are worked by a performer at the key-board. Such a barrel  ____is affixed to all the mere import-  of beilsrcapaible orplaj^ing tunes »ût carillons in Belgium. The with variations of all sorts, eithetl Antwerp and Mechlin carillons bv machinerv alone, or bv a nro- are the best, and upon these the  half-quarters, the quarters, the half-hours, and the hours are  carriage." But in Bel classic land of bells,ti is a national institution. A carillon consists of an octave or more  lum, "the e carillon  . Muncie, May 4. Yesterday at about the middle of the afternoon, the following was dropped from a balloon, floating high over head in a south westerly directon, two miles north of Montpelier, Blaokford county.— It was written in pencil, and fa^ tened to a piece of wood which in turn was fasened to two pieces o^ ^ . iron weiffhing about one and a'halr different from the robust type  by machinery alone, or by a pro fessional man called a carilloneur^ who plays upon a key-board connected by wires with the bells. Every town in Bclgiunv has its carillon and ceiriUonevtK  On feast days the townspeople was to be cut down, and the "nui-jalways expect a special perfor-sance of the corner" of going upipance on the bells, and the caril-and down « steep bank was to be  \lonfur is often listened to by an  aoated. The street was lowered a foot or so, but it is being graveled so that when done it will be as high up as ever. Such im»^ provements should net be classed among the necessities but luxuries.  There is a great demand for houses. During the past month quite a large number of people Jxaie visited this city, looking for bouses,but could neither purchase or rent. Let houses be built. Every man who owns a lot can build a house should do so.  Baby Tear  audience of many thtiusands, reaching over several miles, the greater number of whom ar« at least as critical about the quality of the entertainment a« our enlightened countrj-men who flock to hear the ballad concerts ot the period. Up in a little dark room m the tower sits the player. Sometimes it is in the tower of a noble cathedral, as at Antwerp and Mcchim; sometimes its in an old civic belfry, as at Bruges and Tournay. The key board is not made of ivory, but consists of two rows of perhaps forty or fifty pe^,  and forty or fifty  'bells, tuned in perfect scales. Besides the pegs there there is a row of pedal«, generally with the biirsrest bells.  played in tunes and variations of different lengths.  Why the Farm Ran Down.  Did you ever ride by a farm in the country that seemed as if by a little effort it could be made beautiful, and produce large crops of smiling grain, and yet there was an air of listlessness about the entire place—the land over-fi;rown with grass and weeds, fences out of repair, and windows stuffed with old hats? And were you not able to guess at once the reason v hy the farm was running downf The editor of one of our exchanges met such a case lately, and here is the story:  "I was riding by a large farm a few days since in a public conveyance, when a man remarked as he looked out: ''This place seems to take to red sorrel the best of anything. I should rather connected'have it red clover." These are! "Then followed some conversation between him and the driver,  ____¡struck with the feet, and corres  . 11 1 * 1 Ipond to the pedal pipes of the or- with regard to the owners of tho  Among the old settlers of the g^^ The bells themselves hang property. Once he was offered East a singular max™ prcvails.kjgh overhead in the tower. Thevleight thousand dollars for it, now ¿.very year in which occurs a j^^e of all sizes, and frequently ofjit wmid not bring half the money, month witn two moons is believ- ^n ages. The bi^^gest will often The fences were all broken down, ed to be especially proiuctive m ^^ i^^ge enou-h for two or threeithe boards of the barn were babies. ^\ith excellent provis- p^^pj^ ^^^ together uprightlswinging in the wind, the old  ion for childless parents, the^ them, while the smallestiplows and wagons stoodabout un  happy inflnences of the moou :^ alwavs be lifted by the hand, sheltered in the neglected barn-that thus twice is born in a nionth, ^^^^ ..^rd, and the house just opposite  Urti a Baltoott—A Sthfilar Ctrainstaiiee-riliNie la a Bailaoa-A Lettei^  Fmm the Skies.  ityef A»erleai WMiea.  pounds. It fell near the residence of Mr, Hedges, and was picked up by Samuel Hedges and brought to this place by the mail carrier on the route,  "Sailed from Toronto on April 28 for New York; met with adverse winds,and by a sudden move mentofthe balloon Mr. liagrange was thrown out; I suppose, as nearly as 1 could determine, over the southern partof Michigan;not knowing how to manage the ship, it has been tossed to and fro in all directions since he fell out.— I am alone, and no earthly power can save me;I drop these few lines hoping some human will find them and communicate to my parents the tidings of my melancholy fate. To heaven I commit my soul.  Please send them the note — Address "Ralph Lawrence, Up per Canada."  Bertha Lawrence.  A Goed Yam.  Once upon a time there lived among the hills of an adjoining country an old gentleman, whose entire personal and real estate consisted of a wife a well ventilated log cabin, half an acre of not very productive land, and voilent fondness for what is sometimes called "tangle-leg"' whisky. One spring morning the owner of all this property was struck with the conviction that his land must be plowed. But he had no horse and he found it impossible to borrow one Nevertheless, the  ground must be "broke up jor no horse, and it was  horse  finali  are reflected below and a baby is faf^^red whtn'Edward the Third  in England, wnilst  was in keeping with the" rest.  man s  determined that Mie "old woman  , .. - . . ...»o o. The old  Ihc belief IS as strong as it • is j^^g^ ^^ burnished sur-hang around the old place, but ho .irpw tl.P  |trange. Ihe Ocrraans the and sharplv cut devices,mav don^t seem to do much toward East have faith m its abiding, i ^ Xhey  andthe years in which this lunar jj^.j ijjj^ . iSevarin '  p occr.rs a vcs-.y^^,^ Aerschodt, -estcrdav. In  ult in a hup crop of babies. In -arrilion playin-the bell is not  struck with a clapper, but always and 18iO, therefore, must >e ji . on the out-  season in which married brini;s its happiest fruition, nnd children of the Amei ican Eagle proportionately increase. It well to know this in time, and  ^^^'iside. The hammer is worked b} wire from the ^ey-board, and  drops upon the btll jii'^t as the broad field, which f-hould have '^ hammer of a pianoforte falls upon [been covered with w aiving grain; the wire Thus a cathedral tower but which instead, w ere covcred  f^hould hiteh up the old man, and sons "lostly iijoi^ the handles and drive, while ' " plow. This was ac  cordingly done, and the plow '^^^'jwent bravely on, until the plow share ran under a root, and the • 1 I • r v ^ team was brought to dead halt, with their families, lu^^t -critter had become Ihey never have any ,varmed by this time, and as the old lady gave him a rap with the reins anil cried "git up there!" he threw his weight upon the harness Avith a heavj' jerk, which  are a  lot, all three of'em are at now, livinic off their father they live, can't see.  thing to sell, off their place.'  "One could readily believe th!<t, wlien he took a survey of the  our advice is, therefore; to all who- clanged into a vast case con- with red sorrel. There sat the are partners lu the state matri- - -  taonial to set up a cradle aud prepare baby fixings.  A Remarkable ï'amilj*  ca-  ¡Tsam Pataaa't MigMiM.]  liatiire has endowed the Amer-ieai^Udy with a profusion of rieli gifu far beyond her less fav^ed sisters abroad. If really great beauties are eomparatively rare—and e^en on this point of the diversity of taste may lead to difference ot opinion—the majority of women are really more than merely fair. They are almost without exception, delicately made, and in this respect very bust type of the fSnglish girl of the period, with her rudy color, her full form and tier deep masculine voice, and still more different from the heavy, angular German girl, who combines so mysteriously an imctense amount oi sentimentali-^ \nth an unlimited appt^ite.— The neck and extremities are uniformly so small that European establishments have to make collars, gloves and shoes especially for the America! market, certain sizes of these articles being unstable in Europe. Hence, when the the American girl reaches her natural heaven, Paris and has been a few weeks in the hands of French artists, she is simply perfection. She outshines the rarisian on her own privileged ground. Elderly men remember a fair New York beauty, who visited Paris when the Em-)eror was still president, and the urore her equisite toilets created whenever she visited the opera, at the Elysee or at the Bois. Young men need not be reminded of the recent rivalry between one of their beautiful country women and the biautitul Metter-nich, and the desperate but futile effort made by the great arbitet of fashion to wrest the crown of victory from her hands. Combining great natural advantages in beauty and grace with admirable taste and almost instinctive perception of the becoming American women abroad very easily outstripped all competitors in the art of dressing.  How to get an Invitation to Dln^ ner.  Two farmers lived a few miles apart. £)ne day one called on the other, happening around at dinner time. The person called upon, by the way, was rather a penurious old fellow Ho was settled at the table enjoying his dinner. The visitor drew up to to the stove, looked very wistfully toward the table, expecting the old farmer to ask him to dine.— The old farmer kept on eating. "What's the news up your wa  snapped the traces off short, and neighbor?" Still eating.  laz}' young men, looking out upon ^^^^ ^ pable of making music for awholeithe passers-b}'^ as if they had no old w oman:  „ ... i.r^ 11.» "' ' as he wiped the from his eyes,  city. I other business in life. The old  At the appointeil time the caril jfarmer smoked his pipe, and saw loneur, very li^'htly clothed, withihis valuable place going to wreck his fists carefully i)r<>tectcd with and ruin, with the coolest indif-WebbisthenameofarEniarkaw|th'ck leathern\doves and thelference The women of such a ble family in Hawkins countv,!^^^'''^^'^'? e bows, household were well deserving of  Tenn. The father of the V^chQ^V ''^ key-board, pity; for on them^ fell,the^ pnnci  Wai teamed Theodoric, and mother was named Catherine.— They were both from Buckingham county, Va., were of Ger extraction; were married in  shot forward against the fence,his head striking.the end of rail with the force of a maul. "Thundera-he exclaimed blood and dirt why didn't you say w-h o a!''  ivay, "No  Wouldn't  Botlier iiors.  her Neigh-  ^Ij^ after smitting a few of the pegs, pal burden of making bricks with-by way of prelude, he begins the out straw. In such performance. His fists and feet ¡hollow" atmosphere soon deal with his colossal instru-1cnergetic would feel a lethargy ^jj^jjment after a wonderful fashion.¡creep over the spirit, effectually ' ■ - I • 1 • checking all advancement.  "Would you li'fc to know the secret of iuch thriftlsssness? I iva^ a ichisJcy barrel in the cellar.\  Seed Corn.  "Mrs. II«xclairaed  a "sie 'py , • • • ^  the most »urchin, on running into  iKA^imC«/^ * ^nrk/-vi-I» rk»»  year 1795, and lived together fiftv-|i'«. ^^'^h a simple air with  8e»en years. Their immediate'^l »""I^'^^'^companiment putting  1___„r «...i-dowu a deep uedal bwll here and  family consisted of seven sons andj^«^^ ^ ,  five daughters, and they ra spdl^l»^»-« resounds through  I see in|the columns of the West-tern Rural that farmers are mani  d lady in the year 1870, and but¡^^c first variation; and as j of interest on  few weeks ago, aged 84 yearssucceed each other^ gg^d corn question as seed  t the time ofthe ladv's death ^f the performer is moreu^^,^ to get.—  get ne who  them all at one spot, in Poor Val-lf^^er^ bars, whilst an air is be-lev, within twelve miles of Roger-!'"f Played on the smaller treble ville. The old man died in thel^»^»«; Attentive l.stners all over year 1852, apd84 years, and i^!  old lady in tn a  At  their offspring numbered 216, of,severely tried, ^o one who has ^ necessary that every one wno whom 176 were living and 40 dead, ^^^^^ ™"S'«lplants corn, should be able to pick  Ofthi8immenseprogenv,thereare!^ou'd ^eheve the complicated. ¿ge^j^^.j^l^out ^^itinglo try it to-dav living the whole ot (heiP^^sages that can be performedi^tj ^j^e in a pan of dirt original 12 children, 87 grand-!«»} unwicldly instrument.! - - -  children; and 77 great grand-'The talent and taste for carillons children, all of whom are to-day 's a little dying out, even in Belgi-  tim* Kilt \r\ TlkO loQr /«nnritt*7 whArk  ^n good health.  by the popular lorm  a little a nigh-  bor's house, "mother wanted me to ask, would ye please lend 'er your candle moulds? '  The moulds were given and he ran home. In a few moments he returned w ith this query:  "Mother wants to know if you would be so kind as to lend some wickin?"  'Ihe -wickingwas measured off and he again departed.  news, eh?"  "No, I belicire not." Presently a thought struck the visitor.— "W^ell yes, friend, I did hear of one item ef news that's worth mentioning."  "Ila, what's that?"  "Neighbor has a cow that has fiue calves. '  "Is that so? Good gracious what does the fifth calf do when the others are sucking?"  "Why, he stands and looks on just as I do, like a dumb fool." Mary put on another plate."  flow easily spiders are made to knoir the voice of tiieir msuiters, is familiar to all, from many % sad prisoner's WImii the mat and brilliant Lauson was held in captivity, his oniy loy and comfort was a friea^ spider; she came athii call; alie took her food from his finger, and well understood his wora of command. - In vain did soldiers and Jailors try to deceive his tiny companion; She would not obey their voices, and reftiscd the tempting bait from their hands. Here, then, was not only an ear, but a keen newer of distinction The despised little animal listened with sweet affection, and knew how to discriminate between not unsimilar tones! So it was with the fxiend of the patriot Quatre-mere d'lionville^ who paid with captivity for the too ardent love ofhis country. He also had tamed spiders, and, taught them to come at his call. But the little creatures were not only useful to him but to the nation to which iie belong; tor, when the French invaded Holland, the prisoners managed to send them a message that the inundated and now impassable country would soon be frosen over, so that they would be able to march over that ice«bridged swamps and lakes; for spiders true barometers as they are, had taught him to read in their queer habits the signs of approaching winter. The frost came, and with it the French; Holland was taken, and the lucky prophet set free. The spiders, alas! were forgotten.  Tke Luxnry of Easy Dress.  ràsmm^^Axmm  Wrkovglit iwricli; siwH ik* 4«-•UMia imitai'  TOÜ CAN SATE MOHXT'  b7 buyln« at  Heiderson's Dnif Storei ANDERSON, ING|.  S44 3m  m imí^  BMllWlt  A story is passing around of some verv smart professor who was asked by a youngster, why a cat, when eating, first turns, her head one way and then the other, and replied, "because she can not turn it both ways at once." It is for others to determine the brilliancy of the wit. We, on the other hand, have some admiration for the inquisitive mind and eye of the youiigster, whose question gave more promise of future greats the professor's answer  ness than of present  young people are too often  le Î00  Soodsense. Certaiply e are too often dis-answers  A Tough Story.  Scliool ♦•Readers.'  The Detroit Free Prett wants ' modem improvements worked into school reading books after the sort of the following samples:  um: but in the last century, when music was not so easily obtained  e, this essentially t'uis musie tor the  P'  illl Vl>,  traordinary degree of perfection. The music of Van den Ghen is still extent in manuscript at Lou-vain. A few exquisite fragments have been printed and j^blished  The goose is on her nest she is .by the Chevalier Van Elewyck, - ^ . ten- and can be piayC:! UDon the piano  with consluerable ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ theleffect Th'ere are, howevtr, fewl^^^.g ^¿j,^^ yj^gm^j*^jj^n of the carilloneurs now living capable of the bells.  a fine quadruped, and has a or voice. Can the goose fly far?|foj-te or organ 2io; neither the goose nor * r hinoceros can fly far.  Here is the gas works. It is a playing this music upon high building. All our Congress-! f he effect must indeed have been men are born here. Do Congress;exceedingly grand; tor in every ever stfeal'/ You may be sure;sense of the word, this bell music ^ey do. good music. It resembles the  Here is a picture of young wid-|finest inspirations of Bach and  ......she looks.— llandcl, and is written in the  style of their occasional preludes tor the organ, and suits for the harpsichord. But Van den Ghen never loses sight of the bells, and everything is written with a peculiar insight into the sound-jpro-ducing qualities of the carillon. The extreme resonance of bells is  ow. See how "sad" slie Hei  dry goods bill, so he—d  sprii for?  looks.  Here husband could notpav her died. Do  you think she will get another man? She will try.  Here is the sea side. Do you see that ^'swell" there drinking ring water? What is he here ? For his health. Will he get it? Yes, if his father's money holds out and she don't ^et engaged first to to that fellow with tbtpaste ¿amond«  fltalrWr^et tb Mi s«b-Thtj V fine i^aiilt abnaheltoftpUfti.  always considered The passages are so constructed as never to run iato discord, whilst the great bells ace intrpdof^d with the »«id mas^v» effect m niMw ditolayed in;  At^ elese of^eperfb«  way to examine the germ is with a knife, or by biting the chit end off. If the germ ,is bright and plump, it will grow. Examine each end ofthe ear, as sometimes the small end of the',eard,an some times the large end will not grow.  It will be well to examine corn that was hung up late, as it might not have got dry before the frost; if not, I think it was damaged. Those who pick seed out of the crib, will have to take the cars below the medium size, as iue  largest siZC- I" order to get a good stand, plant "V^'hen ^ the ground is not wet and stlckey, as the best of seed will fail if dropped in the mud and water; you had beter wait two or three days for the ground to d^', than loose your seed. E- K.  An old lady told a lightning rod agent that she had no fear of lighting, but she had always be*n afraid of thunder. "Just so," he said; "we can meet your your case exactly. The square rods are lightning rods, and the  soon appeared again, and said:  "Mother would be so thankful if you had a little taller ye n so kind as to lend her?"  Mrs. II. good naturedly produced the desired article, and as the boy started to door, she said: 'Wouldn't yaur mother like me to come over and mould the candles for her?"  Wal, yis," replied the boy; "I d reckon she'd like it fust rate cos she said she didn't understand it V^ry well; but she don't like to be troublin her neighbors, so she wouldn't ask you."  Only Joking«  The Paris Gaulois says that some workmen engaged in demolishing an old house in Paris came upon a nest of adders con-  ____ -..,taining some hundred of these  But he reptiles, at the bottom of an ex-  The following is clipped from the "Laws of Life:" Very few ladies know how to ap  Sreciate an easy and healthful res3. They think their dresses are loose, when a man or boy put into one as tight would gasp for want of breath and feel incapable of utting forth an effort except to reak the bands. Ladies are so accustomed to the tight fits of dress makers that * they ''fall to pieces when relieved of thsm; they associate the loose dress with the bed or lounge. To be up, they must be stayed up, and to re-commed a comfortable dress to them is not to meet a conscious want of theirs.  Itisagreat pity, nonetheless. If they could once know what . vnomu  luxury it is to breath deep and fulii^hVonii? stolTe" at every respiration, in by having the blood enlivened and sent bounding through the arteries and veins, to haye the aids to digestion such dress gives,to have their own strong, elastic muscles keep every thing in place and themselves erect; if they could for a while know this blessed luxury,and then be sent back into the old, stiff straight jackets, they would fume **I»ariS bj and fret and rave in very desperation if they could not get rid of them. As it is, they prefer to Ian guish and suffer dreadfully,and die young, and leave all their friends, and their husbands, and their children, and I do not see anyoth er way but to let them besirk and die until they are satisfied. If only the sinner were the sufferer, it would not be so worth while to make such a great ado about it, but the blight of future innocent lives which must follow, renders the false habits of our women in the highest degree criminal.  couraged by repellant when the opportunity might be turned to better account. The cat docs havb the habit of turning its head first one way and then the other when about to eat, except perhaps in cases where the animal has been greatly petted and fed without annoyance. Darwin would say this is an instinct re maining as a reminisence of the ancient wild state irom which the cat has dcflc;ent* But it is an instinct which domestication has little tendency to obliterate. The more hungry the cat and the more savory the morsel before her, the more »sure she is to omit none of her precautionary movements of the head. Anoth-ier cat may be gath<;ring courage to make a snatch; a dog may be prowling around, who would be only too happy to set pussy's hair on end with a chase, and win a bit of meat withal; or a boy may be peeping around the corner, measuring-distance for a clever In fact there are m«ny rei^stios for the cat's nervous caution, both in much lool^ing around, and seeking a good cover; and her instinct i« much to be admired, particulaily as she is not instructed in the wisdom of the dog, who knows how to bury food to preserve it for a more convenient season.  iMd^lDlts'il myiioc^ efiaipflM~ niadlfys Vb  betttt^a^l tiMjMmttmf tb*  woikwettfti»« MmtewiilM »ptnOta», ttmtmi  boar  pwWir«^  ligbtaadcat^  ixywytodM llei te  psrietlmd ma o]  out eaeotilitttiat ducoaragemeiiti ot bj b«KiniMri itfi MtchiHe. XodeM, i^jlel^ ^  prodacs tbe flrat jntitoitf  msdiaaic who wiljf ^ jnm^ itfibt B«8T Tt^ly Sewingi^i^M bs s^tewr but lieem it ttiill»*  eUne Rboaid procldfliltt«^  It man ewj logne« of rearei^w, mai.  still easier to pnbh^ wwejawtiqU pampblei« of flippaat and . jlit^i^ teativoDlalii trom paid k«wsM^r edfidh« iU^^igfci np ofBdali, bttt ii weald Ulef «»«Mrdily |«t* rice to the buyer, na^ tU M^a^i »S* chines fnmiah th«ae in t1)e ipic^'j^ipii' ance, and diat, too, of ncceuifjr, M conceal their lack of merit. *  Wc, therefore, rmIc iia^ aaf tntoUg«« examination ot the Mittftii «f oar VMRiw in comparison with ether«; IHiIs ejcMria-ation we wonld haT<^tbe i>«*t iapaniak.lV thiN end we' would Slight t^t'the umi eotirao be adopted ^ waii aJtipteA b/iM Board of ExamiiMn if tM FiluAya Im^ ttue, in Philadelphia, at their knIuuA esbJ* bition. Their report on-8eii^g ^UrhirrW is yerjr instructive, and Ii ttetifote leaded to in this drcalar. By this ntsniMl tg the course adopted bj the FraakUa flp^ ture, we ma* bedhclosiaf iiiMtSr t»f th« trade, and jet to diose aMof to piiirtian a Machinc tor Familr u'«, U is bat 45imm we would be done bfi • , ^^^  Let the Machlaa btf ti^ded ividi iM spool cotton, or sflk, the upper and under  hausted well. In the midst of this sna^e nest was found a ■'cekt)n, bei which had probably fallen in the well years ago; and the flesh of which had been devoured by the adders.— Strange to say in the hand of the skeleton was a pocket book of red morocco leather, in which, when opened, there were found forty bank notes for 1,000 francs each, a woman's likeness and letter which had been almost entirely eaten by the reptiles, the onlv fragment remaining de-cipheranle bearing the words "do not make known the plot." A judicial inquiry has been commenced.  President Xincoln once said that the best story he ever read in the papers of himself was this:  Two Quakeresses were traveling on the railroad, and were heard discussing the probable Europe, and the termination ofthe war. "1 think'' «aid the first "that Jefferson will succeed." "Why does thee think so?" asked the other "Because Jefferson is a praying man."—  And so is Abraham a praying man," objected the second. " Ves but the Lord will think Abraham is joking," the first replied conclusively.  An Arithometcr.  SuBlIgbi LighU'  and Cfas  The Doctor Fooled.  A poor Yankee doctor was once called from his bed on a stormy night with the startling summons: "Doctor, I want yon to come right straight away off to Bank's. His child is dead."— Then why do you come?" "He's poisoned. Thev've give him audanum instead of paregorick."  -  ITK»» VtUHIk  and cTcu stout, hard Itatfasr. 8«V aaeh m the:« with the Maohin« running at its hi^ est spxd. without stoppiaÉr, or «Ven dbag. ing the tension. Repeat tms proceai backward and forward some saof9 of time«. Now, if thfl sewiny of^-^ idtÉbîrar frit* rio« is perfect, Ae seam elastic, mwi alilwoa both sides—no skipping of ttitchcs*r-Uie« It \è safe to condMe Uiët the Máejfiine is Ko» a ivoit Machiné at l^t, and the ifatchin« tiiat will do this bbst i» tb< best for family use. J 1 '  The reaK)ni. hra obvious, ifbr f^ m Machine wiU do the firstK-lass fine work with the same facility tiiat it will do th* firstrdass h^tj ^erk—nil} ft{ti frtfift en« kind of Work to another ' iniliout.' altering tension er re^adjUstaig naèbine, and' WiU pass oT^ seams withott hieakiag aeaOlfteé-skipping stit&hi^s. . . w —i  round ones thunder rods." Of course the old lady is "protected.'  Some people strangely confound the legal tender question widi that of legislative votes.  deaf-'iDotfs of San faJypoM the^  IWtf  Mrs. Jacob Ellison, an Adams county matron, has just eloped with a dry goods drummer, leaving Jacob and three "pledges of mu tual affection" to shirk for themselves. •  A skeleton of an Indian was found last week in a hill near Pi^sburg, with i ksile sticking m  One of the life insurance Companys in Hartford have in their office an arithometcr, a calculating machine recently obtained in only one in this country, It ii comparatively a small affair, about twenty inches in length, and looks, when closed very much like a German music box. The wheels, gearings and dials are of steel and brass, and it is so contrived as to perform the operations ef addition,subtraction, multiplcation and division with a speed unattrainable by mental process, and an Accuracy absolute, though mechanical.  Sam Allis a Blackford county youth, undertook to play ghost, the other night, and was mauled almost to death by stalwart farmer to whom the ghost appeared.  Egyptian women haye asked perniissioQ to appear tmveiled in  How much have they given "Do'no. A great deal. Think he won t get over it." The doctor rushes off thiough the storm, meets with divers mishaps by the way, and at length arrives at the house of his poisoned patient and finds all closed. lie knocl<8 at the door, but no answer. He knocks f^uriously, and at last a night-cap appears from a chamber window, and a woman's Voice soueaks out, "Who's there?" "The doctor, to be sure; you sent for him.— What is the matter?" "Oh, it's no matter, doctor. Ephraim is better. We got a little frightened, that's all." '^How much laudanum did he swallow?" "Only two droM. 'Taint hurt him at all. , Wonderful bad storm to night." Thé doctor turns away, buttoning up his overcoat under his throat, and tries to whistle away his mortification and anger when a voice calls: "Doctor, doctor!" "Well, what do you want?" "You won't charge nothing for this visit, w>ll your _  There are twelve thousand windmills in constant use in Holland at the present day merely for drainage.  The round of hoop-akirfc«  domestic life—A  Pleading at the fòj.a drlpli.  bar—Begging  A work descriptive ofthe mysteries and miseries, the virtues, vices, splendor and crimes of the City of Paris—By James D. McCabe, Jr. National Publishing Co., Cincinnati. We know of no book that we have read with more pleasure and profit to ourselves than -this. It abounds in sparlcliiig descriptions of iiië ¿ay Metropolis by night and day, and the pictures of celebrities in that wicked but fascinafing city are perfect. We wander amidst the time-halîowed monuments of the paât, are dazzled by the magnificence of the present, dine in glittering Cafes of the Palais Royal, stroll with the merry crowds along the Boulve-vards, and look on at^the Jardin Mabille, where the original Can-Can is nightly danced to the most voluptious strains. Our author seems to hâve thé nice discrimination of an artist, and paints only those pictures for his readers which will be gladly seiz-upon and appreciated. There is, however^ no point of any interest he slights, and one may read this book and cas ly imagine himself beholding the very thing he reads of. It is a forcible illustration of the old adage, "truth is stranger than fiction," for the author has given us pictures which though true to life, arp so strange and seemingly full of romance, that one can hardly believe them real. But the book is far from being an exaggeration- ^Our rea^rs will recognize its fairness at once by the moderation of its statements, and the absence of superlatives from its pages, and all who pursue it will agree with us that no more remarkable and deeply interesting book has been offered to the public for many years. How caff it be otherwise, when it is the most fascinating city in the world? It is very absorbing, and w« are sure no one who takes it up will put it down unread. It is illustrated with 150 flue engravings, by the best artists in Franco:—DoVe, De Bar, Therond and others—and the let-ter-iutoBS is pcrfect. The volume iifeld^nly by tnhwripfi^.  are «ur ideas of a 8«ìMB|f  MachiCí^ and such Li :th*> Mbckine tsf offar  to the public. ^ We do iiot say tiiatTt mua taster, and easier, and Miller tbm acy oth«r machiiie in us«; but we wtB .saj<^and witk emphasis—that it runs <u JÍM aünd HH ' and with ai little nois& ar aiiy ttrf^ machine in, market- lieitlKt do that it will du finer and nioer WaM HÙk inf other macolle iQ u8e-^ac :f!wái{r:.ia^ and with equal emphasifí-^úigtlit W&lda^ fine and at nice work ut tiny Séwífcg^lfc chme manuhctured, and ths saq^ mertitiié' will se^ as heavy .SaitMr OUti Oew^êem «Ter Were worn.. \ - ^  Nay, more, thlss«ii| nafshipe wiU from one tb twenty thicknesses of Mi or from the niost delicate bank bill to stoutest hameM Icstber, without aay «¿i whaterer, and luake eterv stitch dedem Now, such an illiistratioB of toé r:^ ot' sewing machine is ot the highest>  tical Tune to one about to purd___  line for family liso. . r.. i ~ ^^  Not that ert^ family require IÓ.<ÉMf • range of Workmanship; but CTCry* ^ily ^^ /(MS require a machin« to run otcr<|nKàu«' without breaking needles or skippingstitcU-, es,and certainly it can be no obicctioti if tha machine will sew from .<'Dc kind of froÀ>t»' another,withoat difBcnU at.d tediou adipal, ments- Nay, the fact it out. Fnd)Kb àrt/af the Trade can disguise it, riz, that tb^^a vexatious adjtutroents have ever been tha cryinc sin of the Hewinj; machine in (ha houAehold, and the (rront obstacle t^ thdff' [K>pular use foi the tumilv sewing'. ~  extract from the Ki port of the Ctm-mittee of Exhibitions, held in Philadelp^ by the Pranklin Institnie. Oei I86S;  "No- 109—Thr FinLie A Lyon Marhlaa is a Shuttle ^.Ma:'hiue, and 'hiis jnuch le rccommcnd it. The sha.tfe is carried itf a ciadle, as the inventor «sïicrts, to aroid friction in the shuttle ni<-e. The tension is from a rod, around which the thrrad || twisted, each tum increa-intç the ttniion* a pvculinrity is claimod in oporaring cara. Tlie croove in this cam, wb if b gives motion to the needle bar, is so ananged, that tha needle bar is at no tim'; Mutually at n»t. Hut its speed, as it approacliea the top ot bottom of its stroke, is gnulnallv incieased or diminished. The machine works with short needle, and the Uk>p thion-u off for the shuttle to pass throuj^is vary smail;tha slack of the thread is driwu by a (peculiar lever, operatetl by the ned d le W, and «mIm to work with great pcacMioQ. In the woii done hy this machlB«>tor<t^» faispeetion ef the Committee th»opei|M>r stitched fMWa fina gatizu to thi«^ cloth and leather, with-out any ebang« in ib» feed, needle or te»- ¿ sion. The madiina b geared to run high speed, runs ve^ Ugntly, «ad with ÍM little noise. Hí  "Reriewing tbt; Maeninea in cbaaical nvau^^ great rang* of wei tee gives pMflk ' 'tirsfr-OBK: Madiines.  i  ^ i   

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