Harrisonburg Rockingham Register, November 11, 1886

Harrisonburg Rockingham Register

November 11, 1886

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Harrisonburg Rockingham Register (Newspaper) - November 11, 1886, Harrisonburg, Virginia t. X. F. HARR1SOSI, Jj permanently Located af-Harrisonburg. OFmo»-rNext door t^ New York Store, Bast Market street. -Eesilenoo J. P. Efflnger 8. Jan. 4 '«a-lv ' ' -—-—- DR JKO. B. AMISSj Gen.Jonos'), South Main street, erato. Charges [dec8-ly]. DB JÄO. Q. WWF1ELD, Offers to the public his Çroft^lonal servi«» In bla office at BROADW A Va. Uooklnghain, Co. July 3 J) R. FRAiK L. Il A Kit IS, XDEJJSTO?XST, HAKBISONBUKO. VIRGINIA, Lato Demonstrator of Operativo Dentistry In the uSÄwmoD«i Bam, ■juiy a-iy j R. 8 SWITZER DEMIST, HAKKIBONHUUO, |3SrB8TABtISHKl> IN 1873. VA. .U.A.UÜökliK, DSHTIBT. J.D.BUCH BR assistant. Brldfewater, Va„ Uhlorotorin, Bther and Nitrous Oxide Gaa used or the painless extraction of teeth. •ftXl'KAC'ilNG A SPECIALTY. iff- Branch office at Doe filll, Highland co., Va. I&n K '81 ■___ J5" .1 AitiliLìllt SiiliTU, Attofne? attdCouuceiier at I,aw ' (Member of Supreme Court Bar.) HH Ma» Tot* Avenue, WAStUNaJCON, D. C 14«, «iulty, and Patent Cases taken. f»wnta obtained on reasonable terms, »■oreifln Patents obtained directly and oxpe- •'*Sa^Patenta obtained, Trade Marks regls-teSS^danybusiness before the Patent Office itftfce United Sutes attended to vrith care and ■"Sands -»tnlng, Pre-emption, andj Homestead Casefl before the Departments and l/ourts. ^NSNB^^OHBAS« O, PKK8IOK8.-EV- ery Soldier disabled should apply at once. lam to-day practising before every Department of the Government. Desertion marks removed without publicity at vhe homo of the Soldier. ______ Refer, by ^mission. to Hon. John A. Logan; Gov. 3. Proctor Knott, Ky>; Hons. David Davis. HI.; H.L. Dawes. Mass.; E. (i Lapham, N. 1., John J. Mitchell, Pa.; J. J. Morrill. Vt.; Wm. P. Frye, Me.; J. C. S. Blackburn, Ky.JJ. J. Ingalls, Kans.r Austin P. Pike, N. H.; and will furnish Dther distinguished statesmen and law-y^^ eve^ State hi the Union as references TauggMy"*' JOHN AMBLER SMITH. H.BEKLIfll, T ' T A ™ AT rORNEY-AT-LAW, HARRISONBURG, VA. Practices in all the oourts of this and adjacent oountles^ ^ ^ switier building, near the big Spring. aprlo-ly G. Geo. G. G rattan RATTAN & G Jas. B. Stephenson. STEPHENSON, ATTOBSEÏ8-AT-LAW, Btt-RRISONBURG. VA., "Will -practice inali the Courts of Rockingham, the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, and the District Courts of the United States, bolden at Harrisonburg. _ bop 17-ly ILLIAM L. ÏAAICEI, attqknby-at-law, HARRISONBURG, VA. Office South-west Corner Public Square — Prompt attention to legal busiuess. [July 27,82._ jj 8HEFFEÏ LEWIS, * Attorney-at-Law, HARRISONBURG, VA. Vili praotìce In tho Courts of Kockingham, the United States Courts and the Supreme Court of A&romnt attention given to all business entrusted to him. ia«1 ^^ J OH% Ë. HOIiLEtt, Attorney-ai-L.ii v%, HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA. Office in rear of residence. N. B.—Tho ttrrn of John 15. & O. been dissolved b/ mutual consent. B. llollur has IJanai-ly] ò.b.kolwsk. w. w. iiollbu. HOLLER & ROLLER ATTORN BITSAT LAW, HARUISONUURG, VA Will prautico iu the courts of Rockingham an<l adjoluingiWa.'itios. Tho Arm of John k. & «>. u. Roller huí tweu absolved uy mutual cousant. _ Otflue— Public Sij'Mry. ¡luir tfiwt. National Bun« fob ai-ly Ci - a. t m ittoriiey-at-Law, BROADWAY VIRGINIA. Special attention given to collections, examination of land titles and procuring patents on vacant lands of the Commonwealth. Will practice In the Courts of Ilockingh&m, Shenandoah and; , adjoining counties. uami-iyj BO. PATS'ERSOS • will contikub tue practice of uw In Rockingham and adjoining Counties. Prompt attention to all legal business. Oflice-North-west corner Court House Square, uanily JpENDLETON- BRYAN, Attorney-at-Law, HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA, Office up stairs in old Clerks* Office. may3-ly. Q F. COMPTON, Atloraey-at -Law. Office on West-Market street. Je 34-tJaal 76* w "hl. B COMPTON, Will continue the Practice of Law n Rockingham and in the Court of Appeals and United States Courts. iay"Businoss in tho hands of tho late firm of Woodson & Compton will be attended to as usual. Juno 3, 'T6-ly ' Im B. CONRAD, !i . . ' (Successor to Yancey & Conrad,) • Aftorney-at-Law, HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA. . The business of the late firm will recelveth<y| Mboto; -ttentlon of the survivinK'partaor. decffBO-^t This powder strength and than the ordln: competition w, weight, alum cant. Royal N.Y may30-ly utely Pure. A marvel of purity, 3. More economical /kinds, and cannot be sold in i the multitude of low test, short ■ phospate powders. Sold only in iKnta Powder Co., 106 Wall-st.,TffimaCbrdiM CUBES DYSPEPSIA, INDIGESTION, WEAKNESS, CHILLS AND FEVERS, MALARIA, LIVER COMPLAINT, KIDNEY TROURLES, NEURALGIA AND RHEUMATISM. NEW TT is Invigorating and Delightful to take, and of great value. as a Medicine for weak and Ailing Women and Children. TT gives LIFE to the whole. SYSTEM by Strengthening the Muscles, Toning the NERVES, and completelyDi-ge3ting the food. I A Book, «Volina,' I -T1- by 1 e a d i a g 1 physicians,telling haw to treat dis-eases at HOME, mailed, together I withasetof handsome cards by new Heliotype process, on receipt of lo c. FolMlsbysllDragglit^aml Grocer». ShonM theduler ucnr TOO Dot keep VOU.NA CORDIAL, remit Sl.OU, tud . lull t.a. bottle »IU bo Knl, charge« pzii. nerxMco ohlt BT Volina Drug and Chemical Company» IULTIJIOBE, BD., C. S. A. oct 28-ly ON TAINS ^ no hurtful Minerals, Is composed of carefully . selected Vegeta- | ble Medicines,] combined skillfully, making a'1 Safe and Pleasant Remedy. --T HE B- A./r. WI LKi» Would respectfully artvisc his old friends and customers, and the public in general, that he has removed his D m From "East Market Street (wherehe has ben doing business for the last nine years! to Maiii Street, opposite the Spotswood Hotel, where he offers the best description of goods in his line at very low prices for cash or suitable trade, embracing a nice line of Domestic Goods Cottons i bleached and brown). Ginghams, Calicoes. Cambrics. Cotton Yarns and Mattings, a nice line of Notions, a large stock of ^Tobaccos Cigars and Snuffs, a nice line of Confectioneries, embracing Candies, Fruits. Nuts, Canned Goods, Crackers and Cheese, a large stock of Ohio Stoneware. Glass Fruit Jars of different makes, in fact tho .Dost ilPseripMon >tf gno'is in his line to be founil In Harrisonburg, at very low prices. Bring on. your trade, ; Bim, m ^ m gb cm an.l you will find it t<y your advantage to deal wisirhim. His line of mm, COFFEES. TEAS, MOLASSES and SPICES cannot be beaten in quality and prioes. all fresh and of the choicest, description. Call for whall you want, you will And it right here at insidr J prices. It. is useless to undertake to name the stook in detail for it would require too much space; it. suffices to say the stock embraces all goods to be found in a first-class Grocery House. Having determined to win trade, overy honorable exertion will be made to secure it. Come and see and bring your trade. Thanks toall for past patronage. Let me continue to serve you. The citizons of town and county are invited to call at my new place of wi iqlnpcq E*TjCC. BERRY'S REST PATENT R01LER FLOIIR always on hand. Respectfully, &c., T_ WILKINS. Harrisonburg, Va. jpRITATE S"Al«E OF A. VALUABLE FARM OF 123i ACRES, Lying on Cub Bab, Rockingham Co., Va, Having made-rccen^ purchases of land that Is more suitable for my purposes, I I ,-sM wish to dispose of tho above tnen- Ay"^ tioned 12.1^ acres. The farm is 1,1 well improved, has on it a large Dwelling House, large Barn, and all necessary out buildings; a good orchard of choice fruit, and is all uudcr good fencing, and is well watered by Cub Run and never failing ponds» The lands are perfectly smooth with limestone base and well.timbered. <Jp I will dispose of this property either&n a whole or if desired I will sell 80 acres with the buildings, or still further if the purchaser should desire more land I will sell as much as h. v". strayéii. winfiei>d liooxtt. ^TRAYBR & LIGGETT, AttorheyM-at-iLaw, HAKRISONB CTBG, VIRGIIJIA, Jul todita tes, Office South lio Big Spring. OfficSSouth* Side of the Publio Square, opposite ^ mch 15-tf jpOH PLKK rA» lS Pure White Lead, the Purest Painting •i-.' Oils, 'all kinds of Varnishes, Dry . Paint», Putty, Window " qi&bs and Uirrors, . , - Go to 0TT8 Drug Store. W. H. RITMÒ ÙII, JS. Market Street JEWEULÊ with the im with a si prgy/-/-' tosW?e8c deBlrable i . Persons cont 200 Acres, rovements. Or I will sell 50 Acres, t quantity of timBer without im-' cated one mile south of 'JetoVQfiiKhhorhood; convenient ap"^4-« 'gfw? a vers trial, Wi" jj. i/dence to.ob: An Idle poet, here and 1 Looks round him; bj&£3!br all the rest, The world unfathog^Ky fair;. Is duller than e^ntling's jest. Love wakes mejponce a llfetime each; They lift tb^ir heavy lids and look, And lo 1; wwt one sweet pagejeau teach, They jjfia with joy, then shut the book, And sotfTe give thanks, and some blas-teme, , ^ most forget; but, .either way; it and the child's unheeded dream all the lightfof all their day, —Coventry Patmore. ' " • WAYS OF THE MENNON1TES. Economical In Their Habits—Bidding at an Auction—A Funeral. ~ It don't take much of a man to make a Mennonite, and all of the Mennonites are »doing well out west. These Mennonites ' left Russia by the thousand, fifteen years ago to escape military service. They are no good as fighters, but are first-class farmers and financiers. - An average Russian family of seven persons will subsist on 50 cents a week, raising their own potatoes. If a Russian has nothing else to do he will walk ten miles to town, carrying in his pocket af few cucumbers or ears of roasting corn to sell for 7 or 8 cents. After getting the money he will clutch it tightly and" trudge home again. When a Russian goes to an -auction, as he often does, and bids on a horse and wagon, or a harvester, or a cow, does he go at it recklessly with $5 .or $1 bids? ISTo, indeed. If the last bid is $62 the Russian's will ' be $63.01; and if some white man raises him to $63 he bids back w^th $63.01. When a lot of Russians get to bidding against each other the auctioneer becomès weary. Every bid is for a cent advance, unless, perchance, some young and réckless Russian shows his contempt for the conservatism and caution of his fathers by going,two whole cents at one fell swoop. Once in a while a Russian dies. On 3uch occasions there is a big funeral, but no extravagance. The grave is dug in a "basin," where the land is not fit for cultivation, so that there is no loss in that. The coffin is home-made, and usually consists of three or four cotton-wood boards fastened together with binding strips taken from dry goods boxes. The flowers used for decoration are wild ones, of the prairie, care being taken in their selection to get none that the cows may want to eat. Some of the richer Russians, those who count~their acres by the thousand, sometimes indulge in the luxury of drink of whisky. Their method of tippling is to get five solid brethren together and march into a saloon. Each produces 3 cents, and the barkeeper sets out one glass. This the leader of the gang pours just as full as the barkeeper will allow him and then drinks one-fifth of the whole. While he is smacking his lips, the next man takes his fifth, and so on. They never cheat each other in the drink. They are very just and ' honorable people, and take pride in their integritjr. The saloonkeeper up in Aurora who procured a graduatad glass divided into fifths as a special inducement to the Russian trade made a great mistake. The disciples of Menno regarded the graduated glass as an insult, and forever afterward shunned the bar of the unfortunate saloonkeeper.—Nebraska Cor. Chicago Herald. signed Who will not, ther information that8*2/1 fourth-tf. gUJW tur jan li-tf - , G. W. MATJZY, Montevideo, Rockingham CO.. VaSunny-Side School, - G-XIRILjS, Pleasant Valley. Virginia. Fourth session will bogin 6n Monday, September 8ih. 18*0. • Nine months session of 200 days. . Soil. Class: A. - - $3.00 per month, " B - - - - 2.50 " , " Int. " c - - • - 2.04 " " " 1) - - 1.60 " " Jun. " - - - 1.00" " • Musio (including ront of luBtr-" . i ment) - - - - 3.25 v " -Hoard, (wHShlng.etc,, inclnded) lfl.00 " *• _ ÏJeduotlon for those who board from Monday to Friday, All pupils required to pursue the oourse or studies, arranged for each class» t For particulars; address.^ - . * -: - IfliANK A. urEntLY. Principal. . Kockingham P. O., Itockingham Co.. Va,-Julyl-3m • j- ■ iss'rÀ^LISHE» 1835. Evidences of Increasing Culture. The clerk of the Fifth Avenue hotel was leaning meditatively against the desk the other night, with his eyes on the corrider. He has been at his post many years, and is a shrewd observer. "They are ail countrymen, as the saying goes," he remarked, nodding his head toward the throng, "and they are a wonderful illustration of the advance the whole country has made during the past ten or fifteen years in manners and attire. The men are from every corner of. the big continent. This is the time of year, you know, when the backwoodsman, farmer, herder, miner, and village merchant come to New York for their annual blowout. Look at them, and you see a body of men who are dressed as quiet every-day New Yorkers dress, and who do not differ in the mass from so many respectable and well-to-do citizens. Their clothes are of the conventional cut and pattern, their boots well and neatly made, their hats of the proper block, and their faces composed. Three years ago you'd have seen a dozen big slouch hats in that crowd; five years ago a quarter of the faces would have been decorated by open mouths and eyes shining with surprise and fright; seven years ago there would have been a dozen men among them without neckties; and fifteed years ago you would have seen no end of awkward, uncouth, and shambling back-country gentry who didn't know how to talk or what to do with their hands or feet." "It's a great diange; quite as noticeable, too, in the streets as here." "Of course; that's just thè point; as they are' bèfore you, so they are all over America. It has been an amazing change. It is due in paft to the drummers, who go everywhere and by example teach young men in the country how to- dress; to the great clothing houses that send out hundreds of ' thousands of city-made suits of clothes a year; and to the newspapers that talk bo much about the big cities that thei readers aro , gradually "educated up ,to the standard. It's a. wonderful change.— Blakely Hall in Chicago Times. Ho Wanted Soda Water. Two Indians entered a drug store on. Third street. One was a tall young man, md his companion waa an aged and Iried-up specimen of humanity. They were dressed in dark, ill-fitting clothes, and each of - them had oiv moccasins. Their black slouch hats partially concealed their jet-black hair. Marching into, the center of the store the red man, after the style of the pow-wow around the. camp fire,-expressed himself as follows: "Big Injun wants heap big sweet wind." "Without any hesitation the olerk turned off two glasses of soda water and gave them to the two red men. The Indians drank and were satin-fled.—St; Paul Globe. LoiengesforCburchConsuinptlon. On Saturday night an interesting scene is ta-be" witnessed in every town and village in Scotland. It is a stream ol the natives in their Sabbath clothes making for- the small grocers. The puzzled visitor little thinks that an inquiry into the meaning of this would -give ,him. the secret "of Scotland's reputation ofbeing akirltgoingpeople.» What-every cme is pfi'to buy is^i bag of pepper-r; ; Vmmt' lozehges', and; be val]^yjr; tel|s the ? sh^maiito givehim-theehange in1 half- Listening to the Noted Baptist Pr'eachei —The Opening Service. > • .-v Very fortunately Spurgeon "was. a< • home on this our last possible Sabbath • in London^ and no ,time was lost in deciding to hear.this great Baptist preacher and divine.; The. day was 'delightfully cool, and at an early-hour'we were, on . top of a "bus and headed for the "taber- . nacle." The service wjs announced for 11 a. m., and at 10:30 we stood in front : of the great plain structure that stands; in a rather poor part of the east side of the city. People were gathering hurriedly, though not in great- numbers as yet, and we were directed : to enter through a gateway leading along, by the side of the church. On the" inside of the gate we were handed what we supposed were tickets of admission, btit on examinfition proved to be little ehvel-opes-in which the Visitor isTequested to place what he chooses to give and drop the amount in a box by the way, as he passes into the cliurch. This we did, and once on the inside we found a long row of earlier, comers than ourselves seated in chairs by the wall. We were told to "move on and take our places." and these we found by the side or rather back of the high platform and and pulpit; but the kind usher said: "Wait here and I will do the best for you I can," and as he hurried from point to point directing others where to go, in passing us would say, "Be patient, and I w;ill see what I can do." We heard him ask one after another of the "pew-holders" if they-had any room, and as roe pi was found some one was quickly shown to it, so,that just before the minister took his place upon the stand we were all provided with good seats just in front, the' only inconvenience being that we had to look up at an. angle of about 60 degrees to see his face. All this Impressed me the more from the fact that I have so long been accustomed to seeing audiences assemble, and seeing persons waiting for seats, and I recall the saying of Mr. Beecoer, that he. thought that a good usher at the door could do about as ,much good as the preacher in the pulpit; and surely this one "usher at Mr. Spurgeon's church had said his prayers that morning, and no one could have done more or better than did he. I should like to some time give him a seat at our table in Chicago, and a good bed at night. Mr. Spurgeon, in appearance, is a low, heavy-set, typical Englishman; yolinger in looks than I had expected to see, showing but few gray hairs, but inclining to an excessive corpulency. We were" told that his health is not firm; but in voice and movements he showed no sign of weakness. He impresses one as being a man of- deep,-honest convictions and purpose in his life work, and he is wholly free from mannerisms and affectations. When the great audence was seated he arose and offered a short but impressive prayer; after this he announced a hymn, which was led. in the singing by a plain man with a strong, clear voice, the audience seemingly all joining. There was no instrumental music, and the song service, if not of a high order artistically, was certainly not wanting in volume and earnestness; I liked it; and wished something like it might be in every church in America. After the hymn:—the stanzas of which the preacher read before they were sung— came the reading of the 110th Psalm and the seventh chapter of Hebrews, with lengthy comments, and then a second fiymn after the manner of the first; and this was followed by the longer prayer. One could readily understand that the preacher prayed not alone Sunday and and in the pulpit, so full was the prayer of personal experience, and of deep, heartfelt communion with God, and realizations of the needs and sufferings of mankind. The opening service, including a third hymn, lasted most three-quarters of an hour, and then came the sermon from Heb. vii, 23-25. It was upon the inter-, cession of Christ, and throughout was natural and easy in delivery, plain in language and simple in method. The great preacher is not what one would call a great thinker; his mind works by accretion, or gathering, rather than by evolution, or unfolding and growth in the development of a theme. But he is earnest and honest, and evidently believes what he says; nor does he make any apology for saying it.—Dr. H. "W. Thomas in Chicago Tribune. The Truest Unselfishness. It takes a very generous person indeed to be faithful to a self-arranged plan of generosity. It is often true that people hate their proteges when those they have helped have grown beyond the need of their aid. The reason of this is not always black ingratitude on the part of the recipient of favor; it is just as often due io; the restless vanity and insatiate selfishness of the one who had set up "for a patron saint, and who, failing to find a constant prostration of spirit in the aided one, turns upon this one with oursing instead of blessing. The truest unselfishness is that which -does not consider duty in the relations of life as an abstract good. . Duty is„ "a fine watchword, when it implies privilege. Too many people make it a miserable slavery, by bringing no freedom, no pleasure into its performance. There is no such thing as duty in gratitude. A grateful heart, offers its oypn . reward without any forcing. But-a giver who . demands incense-burning is certain' not to get it. A'morbid desire for perpetual' adoration can not, in the nature of things, be gratified. ' - Railway Signal Tubes. A railway company now uses signal wires running in tubes filled with petroleum oii^ Some of the wires are 1,100 feet long, and are easily; operated. The pipes are laid on stakes driven into the ground eight Nfefet apart, and three-fourth inch in diameter inside, whilst the wire is three-sixteenths inch in diam-~ eter. The.pipes run parallel to the railroad, and follow the curves as well as the straight- parts of the line.—Boston U-idyetT - - ' Booteh Land , and'Cattle Companies. There are in Dundee, Scotland, eight , companies dealing -in mortgages and cattle in the western and northwestern ' states. In Edinburgh there are eleven, and in Glasgow three.v The land and cattle companies in the United Kingdom operating in the United States hold in fee simple.S.016,833 acres, ^a,nd-by lease i 1,445,798 acres. Tlieir^diyidends in averaged over "8 'per* cent^cbulr felly to s -ofaly a little over fpe^H^in 1885< - Tljeg causes of. this deciineT a^^oui^ in theS ' rapkl growth of ^taL,^?^»® ¿•States a«d_ the^ gjadpafc i r^oiinWfesi vtr^i^ltoB^ s 'Habits'of a,Common Pest—Effects of the - Stlng-J-A .HapJpy Family. ¿ - One of the mcfit' common pests in Mexico are tbe &lcaxans, or scorpions, , tor during certein" seasons of the year • - théy are as íittflierous as flies around a lugar-houáe. THey are within the cracks of-the wall, between the bricks of tiles ; of the floor, hiding inside your gar- - ments, darting everywhere -with inconceivable rapidity, their tails (the "business éúd" which holds the sting) ready to'fiy .up.with dangerous effect upon the : slightest provocation. Turn up a corner of the rug or tablespread, and you disturb a flourishing colony of them; shake —your shoes inrthe. morning, and put they ■flop; throw your bath sponge into the water, and haliL:a dozen of them dart out of its - cool 'deaths into which they had wriggled for a -siesta; in short, every , article you touch must be treated like a dose of .medicine—"to be well shaken before taken." The average scorpion is raahogany-hued, and about two inches long; but I have seen them as long as five inches. The small, yellowish variety are considered most dangerous, and their bite is most apprehended at midday. In Du-rango they are black and so alarmingly numerotís—having been allowed to breed for centuries in the deserted mines —that the government offers a reward per head (or, rather, per tail) to whoever will kill them. Their sting is seldom fatal, but is more or less severe according to the state of the system. Victims have been been Taiown to remain for days in convulsions, foaming at the mouth, with stomach swelled as in dropsy; while others do not suffer much more than from a bee sting. The .common remedies are brandy,taken insufficient quantities to stupefy the patient, ammonia, administered both externally and internally," boiled silk and guaia-cum. It is also of use to préas a large key, or other tube, on tho wound to force out part of the poison. As most of my readers are aware, this species of insect—a genus of Arachnida, of the order Pulmonaria—are distinguished from other spiders by having tho abdomen articulated, with a sharp, curved spur at the extremity, beneath which are two pores from which fhe venom flows, supplied by two poison-glands at the base of the segment. The anterior pair of feet, or palpi, are modified into pincers or claws, like those of the lobster, by which it seizes its prey, while the other feet resemble those of ordinary spiders. Naturalists divide the genus into sub-genera, according to the number of their eyes, whether six, eight or twelve. They eat the eggs of spiders and also feed on beetles and other insects, piercing the prey with their stingers again and again before beginning the meal. When alarmed or irritated a scorpion "shows fight" immediately, running about and waving his sting in all directions, for attack or defence, evi-• dently aware of its power. The young scorpions are produced at astonishingly frequent intervals, the mother displaying far greater regard for her offspring than their vicious nature seems to justify. During their brief infancy she carries them about clinging in great numbers to her back, limbs and tail, never leaving her retreat for a moment, .unless, overburdened by their weight, her hold relaxes from the wall and down falls the whole happy family in a wad. The ungrateful children generally reward the maternal devotion by destroying the mother as soon as they are old enough, tearing her piecemeal with the greatest ferocity. Betsy and I amuse ourselves by stu lying their habits, and have become expert in catching them by the tail with lassos'of thread, afterward, suspending them in bottles of alcohol to send to microscopically inclined friends. Happening to be out of alcohol one day., we put a captured scorpion into an empty bottle. Remembering it a week later, we went to look, when lo! where one had been were now fifty-seven; but whether it was only the mother an3 her children, or if the original scorpion had arrived at the dignity of a great-grandparent in that length of time, was food for conjecture. Happily this rapidity of increase is offset ' by their bitter enmity toward all others of their kind, and the perpetual warfare they wage upon one another thins their ranks more than any other cause. Scorpions &rñ said to harbor an especial spite against brunettes and to leave blonde people comparatively unmolested. The Indians eat tliem, after pulling out the sting—a "crunohy" sort of morceau, as delightful, no doubt, to them, as are snails, frogs, crabs and similar delicacies to American appetites.—Fannie B. "Ward in Boston Transcript. Another Story of jLodwig. One of the best of the numerous anecdotes of the late king of Bavaria is related by a Munich artist. He was at work one day on some statuettes which the king had ordered for a new park when the royal botanist entered his atelier and tried to explain to him the plan of the new grounds. The matter was somewhat . complicated, and the artist did not quite understand some of the details, when the botanist suddenly unbuttoned his coat and showed the astonished sculptor the whole plan drawn on his vest. He then explained that he had just been to see the king, who¿-to make things perfectly clear, had taken a.piéce of charcoal and painted the outlines of the park on his white vest, "so that you may not forget it," the king Had added, laughing.—Chicago Timea A Medallion of the Queen. Mr. BoehmV B. A.; was summoned recently by Qtieen Victoria to Windsor to take a medalUprafcportrait of her majesty . for the new gold*'silver and bronze coin-•age t<K be issued the jubilee year,; -1887. JMr. Boejiyn lias executed many-i^gies of heFi-iaajesty and other iftemb^rsibf tharoyfli family. The queeii which is an- ¿mpv^tiqii in-the matter of designing a head fromwhich to mako a riia-srix for. coinage,; "TTha^features of her majesty, are to'ba .^pr^uced with. mi-croscopio if^eUty^v'Bifrciinage of her majesty -impressed-on - the ' coin of the realm hitherto has been .the one taken in '1887, the year of her , accession to the throne.—The Argonaut. Why the "Tortles" Were.Crlppled. • A ¡scientist, discourisng on snakes,? said: - "l am told that out- in Kansas / CheYe are snakes that catch hold of the ^jiegSof land turtles, or 'tortles,' as they ^ ¿'i^^em'&ere. A Bnake will swallov^' p 'leg' <ft the 'tortie,' and, of swallow any more. Theri • \ * "e^goes vteamtpu^alkiut-^ritolfebe i1 maalgMe...... "Have you a right," at first I asked iaj heart, .. . . "To this great happiness that love bestow- etht" .. - ; And'soft a voice responded, "God He know-eth When and to whom life's rapture to impart. Treasure the golden largest If thou art Unworthy of such-bounty, it bufcshoweth . How His omniscent mercy, overfloweth Tho meager measure-of life's desert." And so I locked the God-gift in my soul, And said: "I will rise nearel* to my God,' So near as lieth iu my mortal might; With noble thoughts and deeds I shall extol My spirit till it spurn ita prison-clod, An I doubt not if myrapturo be my right." •■-Orelia Kay BelTLu Detroit Fre9 Press. A CITY ON WHEELS. Carriages, Coaches, Bicyolea, Tricycles and Holler Skatos_ of the Capital. If you want to see a city on wheels, Washington is the place to come. You may walk all day about tho beautiful streets and.not~meet any .one on horseback. Everyone who ride3 at all goes on wheels, and no city in the country can furnish such variety of ways of getting about. Even the children have got the infection and all day long you can see them gliding over the smooth asphalt on roller skates. The roller Bkate ciaze may have died put in other places, but it is at its zenith in Washington. Bui evening in the fashionable west end is the time to see Washington on wheels.' Of course there are plenty of diplomats and senators and potentates of various degrees in low, heavy carriages with liveries and jangling silver chains, comfortable family coaches with fat, easy-going horses roll slowly by, and the fast horses attached to spiderly looking buggies which flash swiftly past. In and out among them glance an endless variety of glistening wheels—tricy-, cles with a little wheel behind and two big ones in front, or with a little one in front and two big- ones behind, or with two big one3 at one side and a little one at the other, or, in short, with any. possible or impossible combination of three wheels. Young men and old men, women and girls ride them. On many of them is a little perch, where the foad parent may take his infant pride to ride with him. Then there are double machines, where one can put his best girl in front and whirl her along with him, and, looking comfortably over her shoulder, say what he wi;l in her ear.. One of the latest additions on the road is a comfortable, cushioned arm chair with a seat behind for the motive force. This is not often seen out in daylight now, but it was in great demand on moonlight nights in summer and sug-gusted agreeable possibilities. And3peaking of wheels in the moonlight reminds me of how the tricycle has gradually grown in favor this year. I have carefully watched its increaseing popularity. Four months ago there was but one lady in Washington who would be seen in the daylight upon a tricycle. This was Mrs. Belva Lockwood, and illumined by fame's bright light, and mounted upon a dingy and rattling tricycle, she was the object of rather marked attention by every one. But she bore undaunted the small boys' jeers and the proud man's contumely, and cheerfully trundled around the streets on her primitive machine, which involved no small amount of gymastics and a brave display of red stockings. People thought the presidential - candidate queer and touched the top of their heads significantly when her name was mentioned, but no doubt she feel3 something of the satisfaction of the pioneer when she sees the many ladies who are her converts.—Washington Cor. Detroit Free Press. Baying: Keepsakes in Europe. The art of buying appropriate presents during a foreign tour is one to be learned only by experience, and there are many little pleasant ways of making up such presents not known to the general public. A lady friend of mine was making a book of travels for another friend in America, and she was doing it without writing a paragraph. She had a very handsome s6rapbook, and she made it a rule to gather flowers and pictures wherever she visited, and to paste them in her book over a description of the place cut from the guide book. She put in her hotel bills, her street car tickets, and samples of the coinage and postage of the various countries. As completed it made a most beautiful souvenir of her trip, and it took but very little work. It made such a present as could be got in no other way. Another lady was making up a set of odd china and She' bought a new piece at each city she visited. She had cups from Dresden, Paris and London, and other pieces from nearly . every one of the great cities of Europe. I know of one or two people who have bought sets of solid silver spoons, purchasing one in each city and having the name of the cityjengraved in the bowl of it. The bowl was first gilded and the white silver shining out in the letters, of the city'p name produced a beautiful effect. Nearly every country has a different style of spoons, and in England, Ireland and Scotland every city has its peculiar mark which has to be placed on all of the silver made within it.- Of course it costs more to buy the spoons separately than as a^ whole, but the oddity of the collection and the memories called up by their use ia worth much more than the difference.—Frank G. Carpenter Cleveland Leader. m Perfumed Roast Pork. Perfumed roast- pork is one of the dainties of the Chinese cuisine. The pork is roasted and then hung in tho smoke of various aromatic herbs, which gives it a delicious flavor. It is cut into small pieces that it may readily bu handled with the chop-sticks.—London Caterer. Ait Invention, in Bread. . Lentil-Almo bread is something new in London; and is the "invention" of a baker. It is made of lentil-flour and oil of sweet almonds. It is said to taste "peculiar," of which their is no doubt. All the Gold on' Eoartl». Some one with a mathematical mind has figured it out that all' the gold on earth to-day, in whatever shape—that is, mined .gold, or, to put it plainer, the gold-in use in all nations and the product of all ages—if welded in one mass, would be contaihed in a cube -of less than thirty feet.—Exchange. ■ ■ i. ■ - i ■ ' . . The. Xterth'a .Inhabitant*. All the people nowliving iji the world 1,400,000;000—could find standing room- -^¡rithiu the limits of a field ten r mi tw.'étpare, ¿adby^d.of á telephone . QÓuia be addiessed' by-la single ¿péaker. -l&a fi'eia\tí^^JitoüeiiLsquarethey conld Wí^lí i' .Y c. COLD WEATHER Keeps the Skin in Fine Order—The Use of Salt—Towels and Sponges. It is in fact more necessary "to keep the skin in fine order overthe entire person in winter than it is in summer, because inclination »does not prompt any but trained skins to demand it at this or a later season of the year. In summer the bath tub needs no argument, nor should the sponge bath at any season for the person who respects his own flesh. The skin is the second or supplementary lungs. It discusses the best choice of water for ablutions, the whole subjects of baths and soaps, and recommends timid bathers how to get on without the shock of a plunge bath. Except to such radiant beings who thrive on reaction, any shock by cold water is bad. It is infamous to drop little children, screaming, shivering little wretches, into cold water "to harden, them." Their nerves are never hardened—only jangled by such performances. Even grown people should use tepid water in preference to cold, if comfortable results do not follow the cold sponging. Water is a much better conductor of heat (from the body) than air is. When the air stands at 77 degrees we call it a warm day, but a bath at 77 degrees by the same thermometer is a cold bath for most persons. By beginning with a wet towel bath of water that causes only a pleasant consciousness in the skin (say at 90 degrees Fahrenheit) the circulation . may be so promoted by the vigorous rubbing and the skin so improved in tone that each day the temperature of the water may be lowered, until the healthy skin becomes the true safeguard against cold and catarrah. A doubl9 handful of common salt thrown into the bathing water "afterthe cleaning process has been, performed is a beneficial addition. The saline particles are very penetrating, and no amount of rubbing will remove them from the skin, upon which they exert a most useful, though a very gentle, stimulating influence, especially salutary in cases of sluggish. liver. Not only does this act locally on the skin, increasing its secretions, but also quickens the processes of nutrition in all the tissues of the body. A man worn with excessive muscular labor should take a warm bath, the calming effects from which resemble sleep. Dr. Morriss divides invalids (and well people) into two classes, those who have a reserve strength, who thrive on cold baths, and those wiiose feeble functions should be assisted by warm baths. Feeble functions are not feeble muscles; the latter in an indolent person derive strength from the cold bath, which encourages to exercise afterwards and this make3 muscle grow. Thumbless mittens of ordinary Turkish toweling are as good as the more costly sponges for the luxury of the daily "rub bath." A large Turkish towel wrung out of either tepid or cold water, will expedite the bathing process, and by all means provide a goodly sized towel for the dry rub afterward. Turkish to.wels that come the siza of crib sheets are most useful for this, and the luxury of having two linen bath sheets in daily use is known to the initiated few. After either a cold or a warm plunge bath the immediate covering of the whole body in a large wrap of linen _ or the soft tufted cotton gives a sensation of luxury that some people never know.—Cleveland Leader. • Hunters of Concealed Treasure a. One of the curious schemes that find a lodgment in this city is that of a stock company designed to make a specialty of hunting up concealed treasures. Capt. Bridgewater, one of the stockholders, tells me it is doing a. good business. I asked, him how .they went to work. "Well," said he, "we are guided by circumstances. We leam as much as possible about the characteristics of people who are supposed to have concealed treasure, and then work accordingly. I was once called by the friends of an insane man to look after his money. He had hidden it while supposed to bo in his right mind, and after he became insane he could not be induced to talk on the subject or give any clew. One day I suddenly pulled out of my pocket a big roll of bills, and quietly remarked: 'We stumbled on your hidden pilo the other day.' He gave a quick glance to the corner of the room and shouted, 'You lie!' aqd then laughed gleefully. I had that corner searched that night -and found the money. I knew that he would not be satisfied to stay in any place where he could not be in sight of his treasure. "Another case, where we made $2,000, was that of a wealthy man stricken with paralysis. He was about to deposit $29,000 when striken down, and the money was gone. He could not recall a thing. All that was known was that he was found sitting on the front hall stairs bereft of mind and speech. We hurried everywhere and I made up my mind that he had been robbed. We examined his person, and found a black and clue mark on his hip and another on his forehead. A sliver of blue . painted wood was on his clothing. We then started out to find where tho sliver came from and whore he got his marks. We found in the barn cellar a dump cart that gave us our clew, and in the manure where he had fallen we found the money." — New York "Wayside Notes." Did II«t Prove It? "The worst thing about you, old man, is that in argument you always take the opposite side, no matter what you really think." "Nonsense, dear boy; and to prove it I'll admit that you are right." "Then you confess it?" "On the contiiiry, I have disproved your proposition by agreeing with you for once." "Yes; but—" And he hasn't yet been able to decide ' where the flaw lies. Nor have I.—F. E. Chase in Puck. 1 Benefits of Laughter. Probably there is not the remotest corner of little inlet of the minute blood vessels of the body thai does not feel some wavelet from the great convulsion produced by hearty laughter shaking the central main. The blood moves more lively—probably its: chemical electric or vital condition is distinctly modified—it conveys a: different impression to all tho organs ôf the body as it visits them on that particular mystic journey, when' the man is laughing, from what it does at other times. And thus it is that a good laugh lengthens s man's life by conveying a distinht and additional Stim- > iilus to the vital forces^-The" tim« may come wheBL phyBicianB,., attending: more ôlcfeèlyi than tfaqy àar'xfow' tb'theL in-: niunef^le subtler influences which" the soulexerts^ vuppn' iâ»jaçkéoieht of, clay, ADVEHTISIN& ItA^BS- , ^ v Transient adv.Ttrsln*lh8ette&&t'therat»$fl^ ;>er square, (Iff linos of thls type), for tho flrst^n-i <ertion, aqd fiflc. per square for each aUbaiOVMio nsortion. All advertising- for asftortOTtifnfitBjnii-throe months is considore'T tranMent-aiivettlslogi: ¡"he rates for three -month? and.upward -oundin the following table: ■ ■■■;..■■ - ■ 3 mos. i>noSquare............; S 5.00 Two Squares;..,...;... 9.00 Three, squares........ Pour Squares......... five Squares.......... Quarter Column...... Half Column.......... One Column.......... 13.00 Í6.00 l!).0fl &Í.0C, ;55.00 00.00 -6 mos. 8 8.00 -14.00' 1«,00 2-tOO 2¡30 snort 100 CO Spedai Noticea 25 per: cent, addittonn above ratea. r m i 4 -.1,0; Sö.flffi 5/tMfy JÍ rc> rfrgí This medicine, combirfing Iron with pure vegetable tonics, qnickly and completely Cures Dyspepsia,- Indigestion, Weakness, \ Impure Blood, IHalaria,Chills ami Fevers, and Neuralgia. ... It is an unfailing rfenwdy for Diseasesoftha Kidneys and Tjiver. It is invaluable for Diseases -peculiar Jo Women, and all who lead sedentary live«. Itdoes not injure thé teeth,caascheadache,oi produce constipation—other Jrmi medicines do. -> It enriches and purifies the blood, stimulâtes the appetite, aids the assimilation of food, re-lieves Heartburn and Belching, and strength-ens the muscles and nerves. For Intermittent Fevers, Lassitude, Lack of Energy, &c., it has no^equal. - JtS~ The genuine has above trade mark and> ' crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other. - Bade OHlyltv KUOWX CHEEICAL CO, IULTIKOHE, HD. - • mar 4-ly - - We have long been impressed witE the advantages of the One Price Sys- -tem, both to the buyer as well as the seller, and from this date we Tvill sell t sir icily at one price. • • • e We have, therefore, gone through ^ our large stock, and marlccd them down strictly at the Lowest Cash Price. j - . Many good goods from th« season past we have marked at cost, and r many at less than cost. These are. we believe, greaL bargains. i If others choose to ask %>15 for goods-"--f they intend to sell at §10, we have j nothing to say, but we will not do^ | business that way. We will o£er 1 them at the lowest cash price at once. This, we believe, will com- * mend itself to every right thinking"; person, because you can send your 10 year old child and buy aB safely-as if you come yourself, as all buy at the same price. _ jDJ.SwitzerlSBffi Alonzo L. Jones 'te Mill« ."ARTESIAN % -4 (Ol and Improved ìi 4 i i DRIYENWELLÍL and Contractor for - ^ Water Syppl^-4 FOH ^OVf „-ÍS. ~ j DWELLTN, VITiLAGES arid .a Mas ufaCTDSIEKB., Philadelphia Agcio/ of the Rumscy.' famta Works, the largest in me world: over" «Vi dífTér-entstyle Pumps; Hydrauile Kama, WHWl Mills/ water wheels, and a great variety of Piumblña" --. Maohinery, Farmers' Dwellings, Country Heap dences. Stock Karma and .Railroads, &e. I dcl1v-v~ erall goods free to the railroads or boat»—: Plumbing and Steam Heating mail itabrafiohés. Send for Catalogue, it costs nothing, to - A. L. JONES, Ofliee and Store. 114 NORTH SIXTH STREET, C -„ Warehouse anrl Jiaetory, -823 RACE STREET, PHILADELPHIA 1 -_ may 14-ly__HENRY SHACELETTr ■ Has gotten In a NEW STOCK of desirableswfc, to>hich he iDvltoe attention»' His stock o Dry Goods, Ladies'Fine Shoes^ ^ Carpets and Mattings^ and the usual nseortinentof other geoda is 'fnlt and complete. A call is respectfully solhtftuff " ^ '' April .i0,1885. ........ ■• ü Á Ü 1 in the Principal Cities. wittaH.storrjakB&^ft?^1'J1 •ind Sermons by Saw Small, his OKLY ILLUSTRATED Most remarkable and intensely lnter«>8ttok^^^^f mousing engravings ever scon iu a lioolf. . ONLY FULL AND AUTHENTIC-BDléé^f^-i The first c< >ro pleto report ever printed, <»S|Hͧ&: t .•st book sensation of tho day. Ttemendnus-S^S'^ mind. No hook ever before like it. AGEI^Sí-í^V 'WANTED. Popular low-down prices.-' for toriii8 : or. to Roture agenoy qultk, 3end JiwSívr; in stamps fr-r mu ontfl». . - , ' i-'^'V&i ST A n A H D UOOK rtf..- -Wi Arch St., f'HIIiADCIiPHlA, R& m.K.y '! r.,n ' . . SV'JTo Physicians GLI7GO ■^PÊPSM^ Strength 50 dog. -r«n»tor Ihan. tJie"SaocliafaV Pepsine U. S. K • 'iti' fi,-iti seo it, at" v L IT OTT'vS ÌHti^sW to sell fòr tho HOOKER NÜHSBKtES." _ i llBhod 1835. Good pav all tho year urounj-oa ry or commission. Send for terms. - . 4 -•so308t H. B. HOOKKltCO , Rochester, if; • i* - Stòifi for anything you nted In tho Drujçitn£. ~ J •foods at the lowest • pricem - - ■ " LáMP GOO] Har.d,NStan 1, Hrm ket and, Bai) banters. Bumerji?, Wpkd¿CliitnnÍfis ?vercttilng to flit? Lim p-Gtiod&lhf&r.;*. 'Un Seruntx Oil- nn'T- rth¿L .be^^fácí - <sa1 Oil»- -Tq* sale err'" ;