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   Jewell Record (Newspaper) - September 29, 1886, Jewell, Iowa                                 YOL. II.  JEWELL JUNCTION, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1886. -,  NUMBER 52/  OR. SCHLIEMANN.  ISecnllcrltons of the Kiimiualliplor-J„li'C ill IlUll!l!]|l]1l>lis—iritl At-. t:ilnm<Mit:} a Scholar.  f. Ill The liuliiiiiii Stub: Journal at }\pri] !), ise,!). is llio oliicial notion of :i tllroroo iHoil liy ]|»nr,- .Sciilioroaim a^ninst Cilhclim; Sl-I il i .-s nan n. The: coiiijilaiiKinl was Dr. Henry Selilie-niami, the famous nrcb.M'ologicnl explorer, ami IheiiirciinislaiicoH sun-iimnl-iiiR Hi« casii arc of unusual interest, both from the fact of the prim-ipnl having become so well known since, that time, ami the real interest centered in the peculiar relations of Dr. Sehlie-mann ami his wife, ami the causes leading to the complaint.  Mr. Oscar 15. llord, one of tlio attorneys of tlio complainant., to whom Dr. Schliemann was well known, in speaking oi the case to a reporter for The Indianapolis Journal, said: "The grounds for divorce, as slated in the complaint, as I remember it, was abandonment. Mrs. ,Schliemann was a Russian lady, and was in St. Petersburg with her children at the time the divorce was granted. She was a devoted adherent of the Gre •!< church, and wished to rear their family in its faith. Dr. Schlicniaun married her while a merchant in St. Petersburg, where ho carricd on a large business. He was in every sense a cosmopolitan, and chafed under the bonds of any creed or doctrine that, prevented the (nil development of thouglit or the intellect, ami wished to bo held subservient to no laws of church or state. It. was his desire to give his children the benefit of a broad and libi-ral education, siu li as they might, acquire by study and extensive travel, and to this end lie wished to take his family with him wherever his fancy might lead h'm to go. His wife, being born and brought ii]) in a country where free thought is little encouraged, and devoted to tlio institution of her country and forms of her church, and perhaps nothing of a remarkable woman, could not bo induced to leave her native land, and, moreover, insisted upon the children receiving education under the guidiauee of the Greek church. This, 1 think, was the real cause of the separation. During the whole of the proceedings Dr. Schliemann never dropped a word of disrespect toward his wife, and seonicd to consider the all'air as very unfortunate. l)r. Sehliemann settled upon his wife and children a certain amount of property—sullleient for a liberal income. He hoped that after obtaining the divorce he would be able - to gel possession of the children and give them a good, liberal education. ®  "In personal appearance Dr. Sehlie-mnun was a typical German — of low stature, heavy, closely-cut hair which was inclined to stand in ail directions, an enormous head, a prominent nose, restless blue (.-yes, an expansive forehead, and animation enough for ten men. He was a regular steam engine sort of a mail, and could work twenty-eight hours out of the twenty-four without fatigue. It seemed that he was always full of pent-up energy that was always struggling to get out. lie never came up stairs like oilier men. I could always tell his slop on the stairway, for he came up in a hurried, blustering sort of way, witli a force that little belongs to tlio ordinary climber of stairs. Were you to meet him on the street ho would attract attention from the energetic way in which he hurried along, lie was possessed of unusual vitality and activity of mind, ami was continually engaged in study or the investigation of some subject.  "His alt ainieuts as a scholar were as rare as they were remarkable for their degree of perfection, lie was master of tlis German, Knglisli, I'rencli, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish anil liussian languages, and greatly devoted to the study of the classics, especially Greek.  "At the time lie was in Indianapolis, Dr. Schliemann was deeply interested in the study of Grecian antiquities, and would .frequently express his intention of making the, explorations which ho has since made. He was a linn believer in a real Homer ami a real Troy, ami his recent explorations seem to confirm his belief. He was remarkable in conversation, and enjoyed the companionship of friends, although lie became but little acquainted in Indianapolis, lie used to call frequently at the olliec ami talk interestingly upon the subjects he had given special consideration. lie invited mo many time Lo his house on "Noble street, but X never accepted his invitations, for, think of the excruciating posilion in which a man would be compelled to sit and listen for hours lo the wild speculations, as it was considered then, of a theorist concerning the authorship of a collection of Greek poems, or a fabled cily that was supposed to have existed three thousand years ago, or, if it ever did exist, had been covered lip for centuries. No matter how hard one tried to keep liini away from this subject lie would bring it forward sooner or later.  "With all his learning he was yet modest, and thought kindly of himself as a scholar. 1 remember of his once saying that he had (raveled about loo much to keep up his studies, and that ho thought that we professional men hero ill Indianapolis wcro certainly much better scholars than lie, as we had much leisure time which might be given to study. As illustrating this point, lie onco brought me a hook of t^ia, descriptive of his travels thrcugh  nome of (lie Grecian stales, printed it. French, and in which lie clainiod to have discovered the home of Ulysses as seen by Ilomer, and seemed utterly surprised at my inability lo read the Work.  "Dr. Sohilomann was a man of considerable w'oallh. having been engaged in some mercantile business of considerable importance in San Francisco before lie came to this cily. Also in Fort Wayne, this stale. Wliilo In Indianapolis he made some investments in slocks of dilVerent railroad companies, and owned sonic property in the city, and perhaps yet still retains a part of the investments he made while here. His residence ill Indianapolis covered about two years. Soon after obtaining the divorco he returned to Europe."  THE NEW ZEALAND ERUPTIONS.  Wonderful Displays or I. a tonI Kner-Ky—Tim I.arKe .Kxtcnt or Country Ailceted—A perilous Advent ure.  The New '/.calami Herald of June 1!) says: Since the last, monthly summary there lias been a sustained activity in many of the points of eruption in tlio lake district, but upon a comparatively mild scale. On several occasions there have been wonderful displays of latent, energy, but all these, have been very lame atl'airs as compared with lie: terrible exhibit ion of force on the le .;-a-ing of the lOlli of dune, which se n up tongues of llame to the height ■  miles. Many of tlio boiling ^.nr',!. s. however, have manifested an imwtiaied energy. Some, of them have boiled at a fierce rate, and many oi the geysers have thrown up water to a great height. The level of some portions of the land in the lake district: appears lo be changed. Several of the new volcanoes which have been opened up have sent steam and llames to a very great, height on ditVerenl occasions, sometimes to a height of upward of nine thousand feet, but, these tits of energy are of short duration, and the residents in the district give little heed to tlieni.  The large quantity of volcanic ashes which was thrown out in the llrst, terrible, outbreak, and winch has spread over some 2iiO,OUO acres, are now found to lie not, hurtful to vegetation. Jn places where the depth has not been great tin: grass ami other vegetation is springing up quite freely, and many Ixdieve the asiies will yet prove a benefit, to the district, and several people have tested the fertility of the. debris thrown out by sowing various kinds of seed therein and watering With distilled water. In each case the Seed has grown and the plant has thriven wonderfully in their new situa-toin. So satisfactory indeed have these trials been that the government has granted a sum of money to iiave several portions of the district, (which are covered with too great a depth of volcanic ashes for the covered vegetation to break through) sown down with grasses and clovers as experiments on a large scale. If these are satisfactory, as it is believed they will be, tlio greater part, if not the whole of the covered district, will lie sown Willi artilical grasses in the spring, before the warm weather sets iu  ll has now been ascertained that tlio volcanic energy has been felt over a considerable extent of country. At several points in the South island increased activity appears to have occurred just prior to the terrible outbreak at Tarawera on Juno 10. A boiling spring is reported as having made its appearance underneath one of the glaciers of Mount Cook. Rau-pehu, the giant mountain iu the North island, has a large take of hot water cm tlio top of il, and smoke Is reported to have been seen rising from it tin several occasions. The eruptive points on Tongariro, and the boiling springs on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, are ali reported as having displayed an unwonted energy recently, and Ihe escape of the p-nt-up forces uf naMire at so many d ' >' - '• m * .': I  ilisoon lirin- m : ,l , . i i.'i , :  without doiir; any ui :! :ti ,u;ury. The chaugi'S wiiieii ii.a .: taken piaec, though tin? pink and white terraces are gone, are. expected to largely increase the, attractiveness ot' (he district for tourists, large muubu's of whom are expected from Australia as soon as the winter is over.  The following information is given by Maj. Mair, who lias returned from an expedition to (he native settlement-; "After starting from liie landing pla--.: at Wai.e.-.t for Mourn, tile native settlement, \\v ■ accompanied hv avalanches fei.ng from the el,11'-, which fell into the lake Willi terrible velorilv and weight, oaiismg (he lake Lo make a series of pulsat ons. They reached to the side of Mour.i village, where forty-live Maories were buried. Here th ' mud was in a liquid state, running in-to the lake wit Ii ' great rapid, I v. The whole side of the village had litv;i >ho[ bodily into I,al;e Tarawera. The large grove of haraka trees w hich givw 1 here was found thiatinga mileiniothe lake. All the rocky points alum! here appear to have battered or shaken to pi. Floundering Ilirough the mud mvi' -village, and llmling no .-.igi^ of life. w.. went on to Ariki. Tli^ whole fioiu oi Tarawera on thi.-> side had h'cn changed by earthquake-. At th ■ i,:i-.■ of the mountain are va-t mounds of volcanic grit, The Ariki in!-.-;, hciweeo Tarawera and liuUum'ih: 1 . is eonipi- leiy . tilled up, making Hie range like one  and altering the contour of the country. The south end of the Tarawera mountain is blown clear off, making an indentation like knocking in the front of a fell: hat. This lias formed a largo crater, which is still active. The upper lip seems to bo hundreds of feet deep. Immediately behind Ariki, in the direction of Iiotoinahaua, is a very large steam hole, near tlio While terrace in violent action, anil from which ure springing immense clouds of black steam laden with dust. At Ariki there were thirty natives covered by this, thirty feet deep, with a top dressing of two feet of soft mud." Maj. Mair says it is evident that the first outburst was at the south end of Tarewara, from which entile all, tlio volcanic dust. Then came the top dressing of mud from the steam volcanoes round liolo-lnaliana. The, whole countrv looks like a vast bush clearing, except gray ash instead of black, and the natural features of the country aro completely altered. Volcanic action, us far as Turawel'a is concerned, seems to lie rapidly exhausting itself, but at llolo-mahaua Maj. Mair says the volcanoes show every indication of being permanent, and will have in future to lie tlio attraction for tourists instead of tlio world's wonder, the terraces.  Capl. Way, who lived at. Wairoa, overlooking Lake, Tarawera, obtained permission on June 2*1 lo go from Ivolorua lo his old home lo recover property. The party consisted of six persons, including Mrs. "Way. They secured the. most valuable ctVeets and started lo return, when the horses became. mired in the mud llats along the lake shore. Finally Ihe party returned to Wairoa and one of the. number, Arthur Warbriek, set oul for Uotorua for help. A relief party was scut out, and the Ways tinally arrived >afe. after enduring great hardships. Mrs. Way was barefooted for nearly thirty hours ill mud and water, ('apt. Way is unable yet to wear boots, his feet being cut and his clothes in shreds. With the exception of the case, of Mr.'-. Ilas-zard, who loses her husband and several children, the case of the. "Ways is the most to be commiserated. Thoy had a beautiful property of fifteen acres, overlooking Lake Tarawera, the only pieco of freehold ami exempt from llio thermal springs act. in the district. A tempting oiler of Ati.oOO was lalely made by a speculator for the property, but was refused. It is now simply a sand-mound. C'apt. Way and his wife aro now left to begin Ihe battle of life afresh with a young family, their usual sources of income completely swept away.  The Judge and the Horso.  "1 want lo speak lo you a moment," said a woman to a Dakota judge, juM after court had adjourned. "My husband Is on the jury and 1 want, you to excuse him."  "That would be impossible, múdame, the case is nearly finished and if I should do that wo would have to begin all over again."  "lint his work is being neglected and he ought to bo at home."  "Very likely, but I can't let him go."  "One, of his children is sick."  "As long as lie is not dangerous ho will hav'o to stay."  "Wo are out of wood and Hour and-"  "You will havo to arrange somehow, madame, your husband can't gel away at present."  "But, judge, one of the horses is sick."  "Which one?"  "The. roan.''  "The big roan that I saw him driving?"  "Yes."  "Well, well, that's loo bail, I hate lo let your husband go but he ought to be at home at such a time as that, I suppose. Say, you haven't tried mix vomica, I suppose?" •■No."  "It's the best stuff made, for a sick horse. Just wail a moment till I get my hat and I'll walk over with you and your husband and help him give the horse some." — lists/line lklt.  Ali Alligator Feasts on a Tramp.  Last week a man, presumably a tramp, knocked at L. 1'. Thursby's door about I) o'clock at. night, after the family bad retired. Mr. Thursby struck a match and responded lo lineali. The man stated that he. had walked fifteen miles that afternoon to lake the night boat bound mirili and gfit left, and wanted to slay over night. Thursby handed him a key and pointed to his barn, slating that thai was Ihe best he could do for bini. Not. until after Mr. Thursby had retired did he think of tho leu-foot alligator his boys hail iu the barn for the. entertainment of strangers next winter, aad won-ied considerably about Ihe man. As .,00:1 as he dressed next morning be hurried oul to Ihe. barn to see about the man. lie found the door locked, with the key turned 011 the in>ide. lie. forced a side window open, found the alligator in its usual corner, bui ihe man e. a-s missing. The evidence gathered ,-eenis to point, to Ilio destruction of the lean during the night, as the animal at ■ nothing whatever during tT." f, \v  days. Nothing can be heard of Hi" man, and it is bnliceed he earn • 10 r::i untimely end that night. - 17:,  (i'io.) Times.  BROWN'S LAST MOMENTS.  A VIvIil J)eserIpllon ol" the K.-veeullon or the Noted AlmlitiolltMl. "Shortly IjrMore II o'clciek the prisoner was taken from jail, and the funeral cortege was put in motion. "' First came three companies, Ihiui (lie criminal's wagon, drawn by two'large white horses. John lirown was seated on his cofi'ni, accompanied by Hie"*Viheriir and other persons. Tho wagon drove lo the foot, of the gallow,-(lesccnded with alacrity and without assislanee and ascended Ihe steep sleps lo the platform. Ilis dencanor was intrepid, without. b:'ing hrar;'.rart. lie made no speech; whether he desired to make one or not I do not know': even if he had deMred if, it wouid not have been permitted. Any speech of his must, of necessity have be n unlawful, as being directed again*t tiie peace and dignity of tho commonwealth: and as such could not be allowed by those who were then engaged in most solemn ami extreme vindication of law.  "John Iirown's manner <xave no evidence of timidily, but his countenance was not, free from concern, and il seemed to me to Iiave a little casl of wiidncss. He stood upon the scaffold but a short time, giving brief adieus lo those about him. wdien he was properly pinioned, the while cap drawn over his face, tlio noose adjusted and attached to the look above, and h" was moved, i.iuutloliied, a lev," sieos , :r ,va: 0. il was curious to note how the instincts of nature operated to make him careful in putting out his feet, a-, if he was afraid he would wall: off tlio s; ati'o!d. The man who stood unblanched on tho brink of eternity was afraid of falling a few feel lo the ground!  "Kverything was now in tvadiness. The sheriff asked the prisoner if he should give him a private siirnal before the fatal moment. II" replied, in a voice that sounded to me unnaturally natural—so composed was its tone and so distinct its articulation —that 'it did not matter to him, if only they would not keep him too long waiting.' lie was kept waiting, however; the troops that, had formed his escort had to be put ill their proper position, and while this was going 011 lie stood for some ten or fil'lee 11 minutes blindfolded, (he rope round his neck, and his feet 011 the treacherous platform, expecting in-lant-ly the l'alal acl; but lie stood for tin's comparatively long time upright as a soldier in posilion. and motionlos. I was close to him, and watched him narrowly to see if I could detect any signs of shrinking or trembling in his person, but there was none. Oucc I thought I saw his knees tremble, but it was only tiie wind blowing bis loose trousers. His lirmness was subjected lo still further trial by hearing Col. Smith announce to the sheritV: 'We arc all ready, Mr. Campbell!' The sheriff did not hear or did not comprehend, and in a louder tone the same announcement was made: but Ihe culprit. still stood steady, until the shorilV, descending the tliglil, of steps, with a well-directed blow of a sharp hatchet, severed tiie rope that held up the trapdoor, which instantly sank sheer beneath him. JIo fell about three feet; and the man of strong and bloody hand, of fierce passions, of iron will, of wonderful vicissitudes, (he terrible partisan of Kansas, tho capturer of the United Stales arsenal at Harper's Ferry, tho would-be Catiline of the south, (he demigod of the abolilionists. the mall execrated and lauded, damned and prayed for, the juan who in his motives, liis means, his plans and his successes, must ever lie a wonder, a puzzle, and a mystery, John lirown, was hanging between heaven ami cart h.  "There was profouudesl stillness during the lime his struggles continued, irrowing feebler at each abortive attempt to breathe. His knoes were scarcely bent, his arms were drawn up at a right allele at the elbow, with the hands eienehed. lint, there was no wrilliing of the body. 110 violent heaving of the chest. At each feebler effort at respiration his arms sank lower, imd his legs hung more relaxed, until at. last, straight and lank, lie dangled, swayed slightly to and fro by the wind. —Auijutl Jlicoici*'.  slo^lyJolded up the bill and tucked it and lirown I •„, i,¡ s   "It's a bargain," cried the delighted man, pulling out. a V from his pocket.  "The horse is in the. stall, but when I left this morning was suffering rir/or awrits. It won't last, however, over one day. Do you know anything about that trouble; 1 "  "O yes! 1 think so. Will have him lixed up, anyway, liy the doctor. It can't bo worse I ban .the colic."  "Well," %aiil the stranger, as I10  Ki&W«-'  s TWl'^.poeket, "I have told you all about the hrtf.se. I can't warrant his being perfectly sound, and ho has ri'jor mortis, but you arc willing to take the chances, are you?''  "You can just bet I am," remarked the man, tickled with the thought that lie had got his wish al such a low figure, even if it, was not sound, and had rigor innrlix along with it.  Three men saw the hew owner as lie approached the, stable and sought the stall where his yearning lay. It took him some time to see that tho animal was dead. Ilis next move, after swallowing down a mixture of wickedness and disappointment, was to consult a dictionary and ascertain the nature, of the complaint from which the stranger said the horse, was sullerinir- His worth of horse-trading and mcdieal knowledge is now earefullv hoarded.  THE USE OF EYE-GLASSES.  Art and Literature-itf New York.  liy the time the nest geiuiratiore inp-t. » pears, private librarie» will p^itobly-'. '' be very few. The taste for ;ii(fidng y*. collections of books in tlw~itpitsèholil' certainly is not to-day what',it -w<u a-generation ago. Thirty orforty. ycnts_ past, the placo of lmokr iu. tl£j»faftftly was important.. „¡¡Sfosi young people » selling up house'lcccping felt, thalVifjHv' . '• volumes to set off the parlor 0* sit'tingr-room were as esscntiaL as-lhe usual furniture, and the beginning thus made . was generally followed Hp a.-f tho house-liohl grew. A taste for liboks was ro- ; . ga riled as !vy,evidenec of social merit, anil 1 visitors were shown the library, wheth- ; Cr'large or little, with as myeh satlsfac-. _ lion as is taken in showing pictures and ■ bric-a-brac to-day. ' TI10 liter^u'V'taste ^ '' j as shown in tliisway was even.st'i*ongcr I a generation _carlier, and .c^iljnero 11a , I were made, wliich would not Uo thought northern end, from Ihegrcal rent which P;, t  ,|, e  .„-escnt time. It was cfi'stiiin^  1.... 1...... e .......1 ?.. j 1........ 1. - _'.. » • .•  1  ..•?..  A ILYDKOTIIEIltfAL PKEHOMBnOK,  /. Sr Ion (J ! ir port on ilio <;r:-nt  I'rnpUotss in N;-\v  Dr. in-''!o!\ of Alleivi:;];;', luw mnòo a ivjmrt en ilio ! ri : j 11 i 1.111 ■■, fnun which we extrae! tiie iiKiin point-;. Iii* ~:iys th;lt therò <jnn In- but l:!th' ipi-Mion thill' it w;is u purely Imiruthermn! phenomenon oil ¿nantie :;>-:ile: th;it it. is ipiite local an»l not oi" "kep origin, and thai, ail ilanii'ur.]•• pa^t !'or the {-.resent. The only fre.sli aetivily whieh can reasonably ho expected is thai, when h u 11 i -eient rain has fallen il may c::um- an ovei'llow of Okaroo lak(!.|nl ; > the south «Mid yf tili' irreal iissure, -as tie 1  farmer outlet appear.} to be- eoinpl'-irly lil!-. od up.  'The ni os I ivtrtfrknblo feat uro of the eruption, ])r. Heel or says, was the *;'u:al lissuiv. Thh; (U^ure s-ems to eomniCMiee a< a narrow rift at tfi  rim  rlMtr-i .  w^io "Wriir  »1». Civ.  "Is it a craze or a necessity?" -vis (]iic:stion a>ked "Í a îead'Uiç optici:. • l'esarci to the use of cye-^la.^sos by youth of th«; day.  "A lieee> t.y always. There very few people who do not iiave si il is n  ' I  He Got tho Horse. A Meridian, Conn., man had a hi«r>e for which another m.ui made repeated oilers which were refused. The other day the horse died of colie, and u hiie h'.s owner was lookm!; 1  at the body someone olVcred him 1') mils for it and he took it. Then the jnireha-er Irok-M up the oilier man who had wanted the hor-e. 'J'/'ti- Mrritliaa Li^tn \ the resi of the stoVy tbu->:  lie happened to drop a remark thai he had purrha>ed th.,- 1 u>• • of the original owner, but was -orry for his bir-jraiu. Tiie woulddv owner h-av saw a rhamv lo become tlw p<>-M-s^nr, audi remarked as mueh. Tie- .-dran^er,  1  however, said tie' aninud was not well, ! ami he didn't want lo stick anybody on | the bargain. j 111  "Oh, never mind that." remarked j the man who wanted to pun-has--. "I understand hor<e, from A to '/.. and will take my ehane-'--."  ••lìut I can't warrant ihe hors« •oiiDd." remarked the stranger.  "Don't care if you can't. W'hal. I want is lite horse What will you luko lor him, under whatever couditiou ho is?"  "Five dollars."  delect of the eyes. Kith siirht or farsight, or one eye. is larger than the other, or some vi-ual imperfection exists that renders the. wearing of spectaelos imperative."  "In old limes voting people and school children v.ere not acuu-tonied to wear eyo-^lasses? M   "No; they bent double over their desks anil brought on consumption and diseases of the brain by wron^ positions and overapplicat ion to their .studies. Parents and physicians arc wiser now and make a si inly of the eyes."  All lhis time tho oculist was lining ft pair of steel-toned spectacles to tho prominent nose of a woman who sat bolt, upright and with an expression as if she were in a dentisl'sehair. lie had an alphabetical card with letters ran^;-in£ in size from an inch Ionji to ordinary print, lie. was a.4:inn; her if she could read the smallest line, which he saicl was "normal print.''  "1 don't know anything about normal print,' 1  she *aid, "but we have a normal school in our town. Say, can I sew with iho.-e spee<? M   "If you use the same lens that you do for reading,^na'am."  "1 don't know nothing about lens, but 1 can sew with the, best, an' I want to piece a ipiilt for our minisUsr's wife. What I want lo know is, can I sew with them?"  "If you use your needle about the same distance from your eyes that you would a book, like this."  ••Young man, L don't haui^ my sew-iai; -  on the end of my nose. I expect lo -ce to thread a needle and sow without si|uintin<i all around iust an' I jest want you to answer me yes or no, can J sew with them them specs?"  "We have a number of patients like that," said the optician. "They want to be titt.'d without any preliminaries; some of them ^c! eery nervous."  "What class of •patient.;' do you like to M»rvo best?"  • 'iiusincss men. They havo no time to wait. They have faith that I understand their needs bcltet lhau they do ami they oiler no resistance when I measure the eye and lil the. glasses." vl>o men or -womeu lose their oye-ht earliest?"'  •Women. Their work N not so steady, but il is more complicated. However, (hey do not take kindly to spectacles, and few of lliem arc willing ;o admit thai they need ihem for old a^'c. Il is iHitally .-ome oi Iter excuse."  "Whal about colored ^la-se.s?"  ••Well, there is the 'Arundel lint,' the rose-color, the violet, tiie blt.-e ::lass, and the smoked. These are all u.-ed, but the clear ^lass for reatling, and (he smoked ^la-s protect irom Minli-rht are the .standard slyle-."  "Do you sell the one-eyed -;las-;— r'kl.v»?' '  ••( )nlv to Kn^lishnicn and society swells. U is hardly .-air to use them in this country. J bebrve New York tops atl'ect them somewhat." - lu lroi! 'J'ril>itiu\  has been formed in the south" end'of Tarawera mountain. The n.-nt is a most wonderful feature. It is ifof'a" slip from Ihe mountain side, but. appears as if a portion of the mountain, \ measuring two thousand few by live i hundred fed, and three hundred fcl j deep, had been blown oul. leaving a ! ragged, rocky cha-m, from wliich st<'am j was being discharged in rapidly sue-  1  reeiling pull'-;.  f iiie eastern side of this cha-dn was brightly tinted, as ii' by the. ■'•¡iloivscent deposit of a mineral sub--:,tue", probably iVrro-ehloridcs. Sulphur ha< » ecu mentioned as a depo-it from thU reeen! outburst by soiuo who  possible result of Mich rapid volcanic development. The devotion of the. ii-v-ure, as far i\< could be, ascertained, is in th ' general l'.ne thai would connect ali the more a"tive geysers ho-(.ween T"n:;ariro and White island.  ary then not only to read books, Rut to keep them, and cveu to pass ''-110111 hoivl\><>ms from one generation to iwn-other. IHil. the taste in this-rospeeL*,; has undergone a gtcat; change. Art has taken the place of lileratiu-<*ta the/ average house. lnsteail of welUlilled" bookshelves ina special placo tfiefo , arc pictures and varieties of briu-a-Dryic .t all over the house. There may be v as • mueh reading done as ever, I hit;-its form, in tic book sense, is wholly diff iYrent. The cheap library have'placed the mischief with substantial ~ ...  'L'he-e are bought to be read, noUkept, and when read they are thrown away I • •'.'; : - '/. ; p:; •;•. \Y mu.f 1)0 ' of a light sort, loo, else I hey won't be, read at, all. All the publishers ' corn,- . | plain that solid bonks do not sell any j more, exempt in a limited way. -Tiny* 1 literary taste of the time is very mu^ii' like the theatrical taste. The demfthd  J' m   eld  pianti!;,- of matter which was ¡  is f{)1 .  lh(1 khl)l uf 1)lays Lo  ^^  u t  a nll".  during thi» ditlercnt phases of the erupt on wa- very tarlt»'- None of the sio'ir fragments collected are other than portions of rock of the district, nor do they present iu (he slightest degree tho eliaraeter of vulcanic bombs or lapilli, formed from lava or rock materia! in the state of fusion. Yet, ilw>re enn bp no doubt, if we can accept tiie evidence of eye-wilnesses, that illesi; rock fragments must, have, in some ca-c>. reached tiie ground in a partially incandescent state. Next followed the great ejection of pumice sand, which forms onorinoli-; deposits in two localities. Over a district of t wiMity-four square mil 's south of Tarawera lake, and <m an almost equal area m the in.rih and cast of the lak-\ the whole surfac.' of Ih" country has i covered with pumice, sand, so thickly as to obliterate iti a great measure, the natural featur-'S, paniv tilling iiullies and enveloping all lb." bill-, a-; ii with a d :ep mantle of snow,  ;  so thai not a trace of vegeta»'am can b.< seen lrom the highest peaks. The  1  impact of the moi-t deposit when il fell must have bei'jj very great from the etVerts which it produced al Wairoa, where it apneas to have attained to a maximum thickness of about twelve inches in the open level places free from any inlluenee thai would cause it io drifi on Ihe f! Us. for about the bridge in the outlet of Kotokakahi its depth was found lo be nine inches, and in tin; Tikilapu bn^h fonr inclf's, and that point it, graduallv decreased  not Ihink of at all. Tho chango uceo mes more marked evr-ry y car, and Ihere in no rea-on lo think it. will noft continué. — Cor. Detroit Frc>i Press.  Yours In Haste.  T loved thai dainty monogram, Wit ii direr *!rm letters Interlaced, Above tin' notes .she u^.'d to write— Signing theni over, "Yours ia haste." Tli-» world nas vi>!uig and ¿o was I; How sweet, tn think th.it in the whirl Siu; kojii one mnmoiii. all for me, To triad my In-art—-my radiant girtl The world is old and io atn 1; And suv 1 ' ;ay iove hci-amc my wife It. ;;(»(.• ms lo tiie I've *uint'how Ixicu Too i.-ite for ererytl/ing ¡a )/. r -e. With ribbon? t1yin<r. gown awry, With minting breath and boots unb.ce'Q, True to her we.vs of yore .«he's been, liuth now and ever mine »'in haste."  —.1 <■■'!'! K. 11" ;hrill, in. th >la11u r>/.  Chinese Diplomacy. Vrinee Uir-marek complained not long ago of the. way our foreign oiYiee •. inundated him with dispatches, but even the writing powers ot Downing ■ street would not be a. put eh upon those. ' of l.'h'mcv: .-tatcMnen. A masterly pol-I icy uf inaction is there studied to per-I feclion, and il is rare that any ease ia j set tied until reams of paper have been ' covered in thrashing out. every detail. | A Chinese di-pateh must be written in [ a eerb'Uit stereotyped form, and in acknowledging a dispatch you must lir.sl ; begin by ipioling iu exiensoall the iloe-j umcfits to which you are replying, j This system of reproducing ail the pre-bovard tiie north. Tim action of rain j vjous correspondence proves very cum-upon the mud rapidly convert* it into ' berso/ne as (he case .gradually devel-a scmi-lluid condition, in which state it j JJke ladv's letter, however,  slides oil' the hill slopes and tills I iie t iiu pilli of a Chinese communication lower ground and water courses, a ml j evjmraJIy lies in ihe postscript, and a ly deposited it j practiced hand will grasp the meaning j at a Li'latice. The viceroy of a Chinese ' province peruses some hundreds of thc<e documents every day, ami attache- a minute to cacli iu a btisiness-I like .-.tyle, which is not excelled by our he-t or:;ani/"d departments at home.— .\'h;rf>■••,! 7/ < < a!am.  when it has been will thus be a constan: .-oiiree of dan ger lor some time to come. The distance to which this du>; was carried was very great, exceeding at |ca-t l'_M miles from the focus in a direction between the north and eaM. and the time it remained >u-pended in the air imi-I have h 'en at t-a-l twenty-four hour<, us we parsed through it inliielli-  uemna u hen crossing the P.ay oi Plenty, as a peculiar yellowish I' with pungent acid vapor and du^t and on the following afterno m we re.Mg. n /ed the >anie fog eioud still suspended in the air toward the north.— s.ci I'rancis-'o < 7ir.-ni< , '>\  I Y  >me> home in a a -coudition.' ' in. '*  befuddled condition. '  She Was Used to It. "Lucy," she .-»aid I«» the new gv.'l, j when tiie .pii'Mion of wag"« had h-vn } settled, "there are tim -s when tnv bus band ••Y< "In "Yes'm."  '■Caused by overtaxing his brain fU  oltice."  "I understand, ma'am, and it he comes into the kitchen ;,nd put- his arm around me i'ni to "Uelain your dignity." "Thai's it, ma'am. Thai's jus: what has happened in my last iwo placet, and I'll warrant you I can behave so he'll take me for the lady of the hou^e. Don't you hd ihe befuddled condition worry you as long as 1 remain, ma' tun." —J)etraU free I'rcss.  Intercepted hotter.  To Miss Millie O. Naire. liankville. Cash County: Dearest Millie Though ii may -rcem Strange to your father, it will tot appear lingular lo you that I >-!t"ii!d love you tor yourA'dt alone. Yet it would pain me to na\t anyone think that my motive could be double rather than # ngle. What am  1  m do! 1  You are an heiress 1 am not. I cannot even claim to be tin heir, much le a million heir. I.et u-v' he frank. I love voti. Vou love me, do you not, for •nv>'elf alone? Then wo are cpialV-Leave your father and tru^'f to me. I will cherish you to the la^l. With nm your heart and your dollari will be secure. l»ring all the nionev you can with you. but never mind the odd change. Uclontlei>'>dy, tor ^weet or :?orrow. your>\ Augu-^tu^' fenny t 'oachman.~7»i»sf<m TruK.<rri}>L  A Royal Residence lor Sale.  The (pieen is iie-u'ous of selling tho  ilia llohenlohc, her residence al 15a-t!oi> 1 i;11Ifii. It stands on the lower >iope of the Kriesenbcrg, just below the (¡reel; chapel, and commands a tine view of the town and of the wooded hills opposite, whieh are crowned by the fatuous ruins of the Alte sell loss. The villa, which came to the queen from her half-sister, the late lYmce>s I'Vodore llohenlohc. who died in bST*.'. has been enlarged and mueh improved by her niaje.-ty. It is quite, an unpretending house, close to tho road, and ihe grounds are. by no means extensive. The kitchens and otUees si ami behind, and are detached from ihe. main building. The empress of Austria inspected the plac during her rc-cent vi-.il to Paden liadeu. as she contemplated buying a villa there, and the. Herman empress has idso looked at it, as she has no house al liadeu, ami during her freqenl vi-its she rents the Villa Mesmcr, close; to the Conversation i house. Tiie queen a->ks a high price for | the villa—considerably more than th-» | property is generally thought to be. 1 worth.-"Lonilof!. Tntiir.  Not Strong, Tot WTr.h a Load.  P»crt«e—"Mr. Schuyler, are you a very strong man?"  •Schuyler— "No, not. very strong, lK'nic. 1 '  ftortie—"What did pa mean then when lie told Miter al tiie breakta-t table to-day that he saw you with a Uca\ 7 toad on last night!'  Trouble With tho Motor.  Minks— "l always Mippns -d Hm Kcely motor man was a meeiumi.'."' Winki "Well, isn't he/" "The paper says he wa- formerly a  {  hotel waiter. "  | ••Then his motor takes at'icr him, of I course."  j -dn what way;'"  ! "It won't go unless pu-hed."—  I Onvr'fi U'yr.'i/.   

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