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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - September 28, 1890, Burlington, Iowa MTT PAGESTHE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. PAGES I TO 4. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1890--EIGHT RAGES. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER ’//EEK ■Jest christianity. relation of Deaf Mutes in Brooklyn. while another church was „rsailizcd. and IU I ,4 arnee Lapiist chapel was built near the center of the city, hut is still ethi.hinotecl    UUU    a    (h-bt    of    I all France there are only nine Bl tist churches, with a total ,,,0,1 i •    . about ‘.WO. .hh «“il '?™tesb>l'. of A" about 900. lilly seven of these worship in their own buildings. The Frond p dibio sermon Preached t o a select taste have ^^hools for ministers -or lay ing Hilt! l*‘‘vout Servile Mr Ti : P XO- lUiliering—How the s Carried on by W. <*. Jones. qEuR Is a ■OMitreuation that is . "orU-oviP of its kind iii Brooklyn, **    - of that, city. It Uicr Sunday regu-listens to a sermon or men, but support newspaper. GENERAL 7 Pf E<i[lh worships every vet never I**--’ ;Vdine of the Bible, and never prayer or read. tnip cither on jit.'iidt'd yiiitby- out « gnpie han that hr 'v;iS vocal or instrumental a,,y occasion. The xx riter their service on a recent and can honestly say, with-pax of offending this , t worshipers moreover, .CUO means appropriately p. lr ■••ere: 's. Tile reason gave . the preceding apparent con ia ten: OI JfSUlCti feet th: ton art1 Epis u-1 Igpfiicer jbenseof its ii; pip* ..trot r, i: -ar L/e Kalb ave-regaiion for afternoon it craal -Sundays,commenc-They have a pastor of is explained bv 1 he -t. the i-‘"Hhers of this congrega-,1 -a mutes. The Protestant i"., of which the Rev. IP N; ■ is rector, kindly gives ‘ [id ome place of worship i    1    .    .    ••    •    I*    I    Va on Ac toe.»tms cong •eTwices oh mr at 3 o’clock t^;r,ava. the Rev. Mr. Colt, ami the r.;:-iii.-a na;libero on ail average about thirty. The form (venine U1* church. K’-    . j. n-vv?eirily not and:’de, out visible, Lf. ; :.;v rs aud re-]>mu>.‘s are made tv [.. sib- ■ ce -i ■ ' the if woe hip employed is tile r : T' ■ - .'f 1 lie Episcopal ■ cor.do :in ; of the service lunguagi sermon is on ai a I f, it ?i a* P pp* of deal „tutf vr*• •* lilt* M i iii - - ii likewise jEulrs. •• I -,-i, term taut does not exactly , but must be used for the fact or a bet ti r. Contrary to what npht be get!- rally thought, the service A. ,t materially protracted beyond the ai! limit of Episcopal services contoid by w i i cf mouth. This fact be taken in a sort of a way as ■r p.w sign i m guam has admit a d- 4 cee c f perfection it f. ■ ■ r moved from tongue rap: ary of commmricati* >11 s well ;*' <‘v -quat.* < mr. -Vance and interchange of id*‘a- is c acorned. The fa,.*, iioivt-wr, lr t *' ••:•-* is no singing or music of any kind bar the obvious reason. amounts to s me extent for the foratln of the s. nice not transgressing the erin!ny limit. Mr. U* * is a; 1 — n' away on his vats taken, on the .Sun-sent by Mr. VV. Ct. st accomplished deaf or els,-where. The * un hic to form an ■ (A’ deliverv or com pt ie< hr the ca if ; BT sh -wing ! kneed to [that it is i Fj. -tii. whet Ie rench Bap- nnis‘ a bi-weekly Baptist CHURCH notes. The report of th,. K«st,cal secretary of the International bu min v School convention gives the following: Number of Sunday schools in the United States 100.894; oijeers and teachers. 1,120.438* scholars,*.598.851: total in Sunday school 9,719,284. Last year Inland contributed $25,000 to Peters pence, while Canada, Mexico and the I idled States combined only §55,000. Rev. \V ill aim A. Mice, the new secretary of the American Tract society, is a Tennesseean by birth. ^ There are about 700,000 Protestants iii I* ranee out ut ti population of 42,OOO,OOO. India has now about 700,000 native Christians in a popuh.Noiiof 200,000,000. Illinois Met -a .(lists are arranging to celebrate their centennial in 189:',. In North Carolina there are now 4,273 Sunday - boo!*, wild 250,en pupils. A deaconries ins-itm, ii and training horn* in conn- Aion with th*: Church of Scotland has rn- a on ne I in Glasgow. Medical missionary work is very successful i*i Persia. 1 here are more than fiftv congregational churcucs in southern California. JI any et them have over IOO members. The First church in L- s Angeles, of which Iv. < . Hutchins. D. lh., is pastor, has a iii em bi rsicp of . .7. The thirty-sixth repo - of rb<* Bedford •-•freer mime n, I 1, ff; : -> o’a. acknowledges tile rec ept during the y ar of 84,18-1.21. It is nn-.b-iKani national, and for support depen Is on charitable con-tribut i- 'ps. Miss Sa lip Ila:go the not-*d beauty of East Fil I..iii street, is 21, a stalely brunette <: ii MO pounds, a go- . musician A GREAT OLD MAN. sketch of th© Life and Work of Charles W. Couldock. Bitter Opposition to Ulm When Hu First Came to Ameriea-Hl« Connection With “Our America ii Cousin*’ I air    ^Ii• K cation. His _ day when I was 1 Jones: IHM>f t he in Bute* in Ani-riel writer was perior< opinion of his sty] position of his iii scour wa.-certainly rap. I ai. I easy ice and worth$U.;0.900 has ic that pile \-c-jocted the re* ■ent hand cf Ike Duel:::of M a; - • ; av. ' Scorned me hand of no I 5t.vr titled BrKairr. Tim Lu Ie ran synod of Mi - mn, < brio ii 'n    Rumor hus-r.nd : .I., ii five and other (tes in His language while his gestures were el pa- ut and graceful. He did n> t use not* s. It was learned after tiles na- a, how- ver, by ra-'ims of paper and p- heil, that his sermon was founded en the t xt. *• Blessed is lie that rial! eat bread in ti -* kingdc.m of God” (St. Luke xv, Id ‘Th: st." ho wrote in r<p!p to a va ri; cir aa st fur a synopsis cf ii.- serin - a, “I sn- ;:e about Christ's parable cf the rn*h a.nil’s invitation to Ins awn fiahs ■    p..    a'uke of his feast. But they did not acc--pf it, each one hinn-inr *• a -id' -rent excuse, wherefore I- let p< r pc .-pde aa* to his banquet. So Jesus invitation.” Mr. J- nos i York City Ins writer first rn-went tx'vci---sri adon. am A : V.; g! -cts li lt to reject his lR-rit prim deaf pa tv.- - r in the New Ct De if Milt- s. The am at the eonnnence-•<> years ago of that in-itn- ext-.'-nt of his ac piire-1 ti-.'to-if ^iv J)r. Feet, in- a !- . who is not a Ult! atle prof ar* not than lh--: who imp nut nen< UIS 111 ti >. wk hied f ins scil ae t or - e< msider- IlOt iii a}? it ,1 ii ? 1 ,A ss n •IB ?» oil IP .vr o -c- -. fie is ; iii years and fr H<- has of;-'n p F I Ie in Bm lienal similar s ri'-gitioiis cist rnotion of purements I- s< varied - Li gilly cd rent cd man -ii -I rived of the two - that ar lucking to Mr. short, stout man. young 1 - f energy aud aetivitv, : hod to Ii v. Mr. Colt's klvn, and has also ren-rvv s to deaf milt a con-•re. i; - abl.* in New- , blue; billow niomitr.in iou reeeuv.iy ii Milwaukee. VV is., si-lopted resolutions staring that while Lutherans are constrained by conscient * not to sen I their children to the public soh:-Ms, they disapprove of any attempt to distribute the public school funds among parochial schools. Tho resolutions take ground against the pres-ait oompah- >ry school laws of Wisconsin an i Illinois. G JKiuLMUS REX. The folk who lived in Shakespeare's day Ar i saw that gentle fivaire pass Dv London Bridge—his frequent way— They little knew what man he was The ;x)inted beard, the courteous mien. The equal port to high anil low. All this they saw or might (lave seen— But not the light behind Hie brow' The doublet's modest gray or br-- r.. The slender sword hilt's plain device. What sixn had these f >r prince    clown? Few turned, or none, to sc:,a him twice Yet *twas the Iring of England's I ■ • 1 The rest with aii their porn; - and trains Are moldered, half remember--1 things— 'Tis he alone that lives and reigns: —Thomas Bailey Aldrich ia Century The “Coincident Franklins.” On Glade mountain, West Virginia, resides the ''coincident Franklins.” a family which is, in one respect at least, the most peculiar of any in the whole country. 'Hie Franklins are a family of coincidences. The father and mother were married on the lith of October. They have had nine children, ail of whom were born on the Itta of October. Five of tile nine are (lea* i, and, st rat re to say, every single one of til era bn dried his hist on the fateful I Itll day of October. The name of the head of the family is Joshua Franklin. He was a Confederate soldier, and was captured twice and had two brothers killed in tile war between tile states. All four of these mishaps and misfortunes of war oe urred on the memorable 14th day of October. In the neighborhood where tile Franklin family live, and, in fact, for miles outside of their immediate latitude, the “Franklins of Glade mountain” are looked upon with superstitious awe. It is said that not a single human being who knows of Lie mystery surrounding tho family can V* prevailed upon to stay in the house or about the premises oil Other the day or night cl Oct. II.—St. L ans Republic. nl NERY long ago there were three prominent living veterans of the stage—William Warren, John Gilbert and Charles W. Couldock. When Warren and Gilbert, were gathered to their fathers Couldock was left alone, the Nestor of the theatrical profession in America. Cimrle.s A alter Couldock was born in I london in I !.». Us lather died when the son was but 4 yours of ag*.*, mol ho was brought un by bis grand moi V,--*    H--    was educated at Doctor’s commons, and only allowed to attend the theatre twice a year —at ( hristmas and Easter, in company wit ii the housekeeper When he reached tai* age of ii; he made up his mind lie had seen enough of the theatre, and went to work in a-ilk warehouse. At the age of 14 he was a great reader of Byron, who a few years before had died in Greece, and whose works were t hen idolized by every youngster w bo had any literary taste what ever Young Couldock read “Werner,” and was desirous of going to the theatre once more to see it played. Singularly enough the play was soon announced at the Drury Lane theatre, and Couldock went to se-^ it. W Ck Macready played Werner, and from that the hid who sat in the audit ne ■ wrapt in admiration felt a desire to become an actor. On Ids I wenty-lirst birthday his grand mother died — his mother, singularly enough, dud on his eighteenth birthday— and he then determined to either travel and see the world or goon the stage. While the acceptance of a position in a wholesale house at Rio Janeiro was being considered he had an opportunity to appear at the Sadler Wells theatre by buying £10 worth of tickets. Couldock made his first appearance as Othello—ii somewhat pro mi neat part for one who had never trod the boards before. Ile was encouraged by the presence of his friends in the silk house, who turned out in force at his debut. Af ter the performance they held a meeting, and ii committee was appointed iv iii. Ii in a few days presented him with £50 to start him as .-in actor. Ile obtained an en ;age-ment to appear at the Theatre Royal, Farnham, in Surrey. This theatre turned out to be a room in the Buck’s Head tavern, and his nominal salary was fifteen shillings per week—which he never got. But he had goo ! [airts to play and he was satisfied. Then he be ame a barn stormer The barns were not itch unattractive places, however, tis one would suppose, for they were covered on the interior with green baize, or otherwise adorned. Coujnbck played the leading characters. The distance bet ween the different towns where the company played was generally from fifteen to twenty miles, and he always walked from town to town and studied on the road, getting up in such parts as Rich ani. Hamlet and the leading Shakesperean characters During this period he played with the great Yam!- nhotT. Charles Keene and Ellen Tree, who afterward became Mrs Keene. In a year or two Couldock went to london, and was offen d an engagement by Macready. At this time als.) Charlotte Cushman, who was in England, ottered him an engagement to play leading [girts with her in America. Couldock accepted Miss Cushman’s otter, and rea-un-d New Y'-.rk in the autumn of IMI. opening at tile Broad wav theatre in the “Stranger” Mr. Couldock, impersonating the character, was accustomed to weir the same pair of shoes that he wore when he first played the part. Ile bought them in England when he first came over, aud wore them first on the street. When they began to get shabby he wore them In the appropriate parts on tile stage. They grew more aud more dilapidated, and gradually descended in the social scale until 1851, when Mr. Couldock found them just right for the part in which lie univ wears them, and for that part he has worn them and carefully prose: veal them ever since. Ile said of t hem: “They are not a sightly pair of boots, but ti lore’s a deal of character in them, aud I wouldn’t part with them for a storeful of new ones.” SONGS WE USED TO SING. Some Old Melodies and The ir Local Associations. How and From Whom Came “The Old Oaken Bucket,’* “I ife ou the Ocean Wave,” and tither Familiar Verses Song Koyitltle*. ELECTRIC CANAL BOATS. A ie j to Miss was as Cu- lima: marked Us Mrs. Hadar. a prejudice in There A: aer Ami story *r's face sunlight : place. tvXl ■1 '    ,    pra mute we—best work ..f Ackr.iMe.LM «he one Great And lead 1 i„. ra...„ : ” ! utd Foreign Bible soviet over 22 ^riam Lave I*-great A ti: lr .000,000 its and Mi circula societies e erica fun ii receipts o{ 't soviet:.-s is* Birn, His hand r inn Advocate. ?! ill ion Bibles. a tile British y was formed. I’ Bibles, New ; of Scripture ‘^rorganiz-iti Ail this bell in- li t I OI I. Of these tho two Great Britain and 170,O' <1,000. The en-'    -1 vi) great Bible and ' t ne two c mines since DUM a foot up $128,000,000. : .> tile present century. d P l’r'**.,i• t    ism TK IN] Sylvania. I right t..1.. biter I’sMitisy Ivanla. sbytenan says: “Penn-• reb st,:: - a s, proves its ira I as ti: * home of Pres-A-e' a-iii in tin., cum it ry. Of our own y l'//. ' * ri'ri* bv • within its borders, I .' Lax tin*a'n rs ITM 4 and Ohio 18.-h/., Z'1 ”i,‘ Dr - y u nan eh orch, 164,613 1,000 r. ].    •    'Mb-'-(■ ar in New York and 111 re *kan duul Makes CSgsir Boxes. What do you think of a woman who can run a factory and turn out 1.000 cigar boxes a day? Think sh-' is a myth? Well, she is not. U-t a tall, fair and forte specimen of womanhood who can baline ■ 200 pounds and manage a force of twenty people. Her name is Mrs. Mary Blclfeit, her factory is on Attorney street, and her husband is the head assistant of her establishment. Not very many years ago this ma jestic merchant was employed in a box I ubory with hundreds of other little women, riiie was quick witted, ambitious and restless. A young fellow named Bluff ort had charge of her division. I ie ad mired her skill, love followed adornation and marriage love. There was no wedding tour, no kalsominod pastry, no satin ribbons and no foolish expenditure.- There was a honeymoon, though, an i it has not waned, either. There was a toy savings batik, ti*en a bank account, a lot of dreaming and planning and then the Bl effort box factory, it is right that the strong should lead, and thats what Mary Blefl- rt has been doing for the last five years, and that's why she is mistress of a prosperous business. York World. -New th- number in Ohio. Minister. Bish.) Fm-juitll.v l>i,tribitted. Wp Tin -burn, at Northfield, in $1!' ' 1 R “ vus'qunl distribution of j..../ ' ''1 1 5 '' c- nv rsioii of the world, tK'! ' r American villages with a tW !i!n,    U0° lv‘ople. There are ^Ve'h.^‘:u'Cu”s nnd three ministers. aii j j '' !lv-rch is ev r comfortably filled, char s T':t :i''- the people who attend ; ■$ 1 Uh* Sabbath in one edifice t; Ti J ’“.'.Le only ail ordinary congrega-t'.‘ /' ’ • U is n -r too much to say Gth-r Ola- of ^ G-rs ,,!Ua ^'rth.twh I "'"rii..    . ^ K luaia h live th Of | Of J Colored Sculpture. It may not be generally known that much of the sculpture of ancient Athens was originally painted in brig'lit colors. Until recently archaeologists maintained the theory that the refined art of the Greeks had found its e.\j-i ii-zn in tut pure for rn of the inarm**, disregarding color: and any eviden ‘-s lo tile trary were destroy« conoid v giving rise of —*> tin' *e stationed en- Iv preach to and ' ix>oith . Lf those two a rs in that t-ivai will r a place to labor I will cfi,. Ur-sr ch ij <,f 1.500 villages Ytrge n nv, ;    •    .    .    , of.I .....:    '    ■    n    rn    iv    alen    the name ( Las n- v.-r been hoard.” to troublesome theories, subversive vile true worship of 1 frock art. W it mu the past few years, however, several interesting pieces o. painted scmptme have been discovered winch have given ii: ‘ares; ing - peen kit ions me to some among sin louts and Harper's. gen The fir: I* UM i-t s itj Fe ,nee. orantT. y.    cit nt h in Paris was 1 u I'M* wit Ii tour members, -si.' • IO members, in the '.aean ti st mn; <’• iucideucc. A cur) ms coira idouce is said to have ircurn-d rn mu* -- i a- London chess real man was looking on for a va':i” --mg played be-i ■ - ,t s: sts He loft Tai n vt day he purr i abroad. He year; „ during which ,i round the world. Un I, ,auloi) h” went to the sorts some tin ie tween i wo ex a m. them still playing st arte-1 for a long -was away nearly ri'u time lie had in his return to same che- •- r» sort taal t ■ -re ai the same v.oie the same two players ivuora bol--re left at the aame. he had torniei'ly CHARI,KS IV. con.POCK. lea against anything English at this time as there is nmv a leaning in that direction, and the feeling seemed to be strongest against English actors. Seven years later occurred tlie (- u-i)i^tod Astor Place riots in New Y ork, in U rich Mr. Macready was so siintiH fully treated. The critics abused Con hi i ck a ti mercifully. The Philadelphia Dispatch alone would have snuffed out the genius of a less persistent person. “The only decent t iling,” said this paper, “that Couldock did in ‘Macbet h’was his fight and his death, and if that had occurred iii the iir-u act instead of the fifth the audience would have been greatly relieved.” Couldock managed lo weather the preliminary squall, and after MLs Cushman I- ft again foi Europe he went to the Walnut Street theatre, Philadelphia, where he remained four years as leading man, becoming a gn at favorite. During this time the famous Mine. Celeste played a star engagement at the theatre, and produced the “Willow Copse,” in which Mr. Couhlock appeared as Luke Fielding. This was Couldock’s first great hit. After the [day, answering a call before the curtain, he led Mine. Celeste forward. Instead of assuming the oval ion to be hers she presented Mr. Couldock to the audience and said to him, “T his play belongs to you and you only.” She did more than til is. She present i «i him with a copy of the play, and he continued to play iii ii for many years. Mr. Couldock was connected with one of the oddest incidents in the history of the American stage. He was engaged to play for the season of 1858-9 at Laura Keene’s theatre in New Y ork. The season opened with the “Willow Copse,” which ran one wee k, a long time in those days, and was followed the next week by Mr. Couldock’s great success “Louis XI.” One day splay was read to Couldock and Sothern, who was also of the company, with a view to their taking [tarts. “There’s nothing in that for me, and I won’t play it.” said Couldock. Sothern said the same. This brought Miss Keene to see them. 8he told them that the I lacker was in love with the play, and was determined that it should be produced. Indeed, she intimated to the two actors that they would either have to take parts or leave the company. Both were rather hard up at tin-time, and felt cor-traincd to yield. Mi'S Re tie. however, threw a sop to them by tailing them to do anything they liked v hi, their parts, intimating at the «am -t ime that the play would probably run but a wi ck. Acting upon this hint S--thorn “^ityed” his part, with a view to making it ridiculous. That play was the celebrate i “American Cousin.” Sot hern’s caricature of Lord Dundreary made him famous; Joe Jefferson's Asa Trenchant brought, r- nutation to the.future great Rip Y in Winkle, and Coin.lock’s Abel Mur-cott surely did him no harm. Indeed it was a great advantage to be in such a ['I ii even in a mediocre part. That play had the longest run any play every had in America up to that time. Mr. Jefferson afterward paid $450 premium for a box at a benefit for tho man who as Abel Munco; t had helped him to make his name rn the “American Cousin.” Mr. Couldock’s great part of late years has been Dunstan Kirke, in the play of “Hazel Kirke.” which was suggested by the “Willow Copse.” the two being very similar; but Couldock said that the old plav was immensely stronger and better than t he new one. “Hazel Kirke” is, however, known to the present generation, while ifs predecessor is not. rntrodnc'Hon of tho New Motive Power Would Ullin the Industry. There has appeared in a mechanical publican a th-* following statement: An electric, engineer, of Buffalo, suggests a. plan to reduce very largely the cost of trauspMjrtation on the Erie cantil. His plan is to adopt the trolley system, now generally in use on street railways, to the canal. If the overhead trolley system i in be applied to street railways at a cost of about half that of horse pow r. he argues, why can it not take the place of canal mules with a like reduction of cost? The poles and other .appliances tor the overhead wires, aud in fact the whole plant, covering tile whole length of the canal, could bt readily arranged without hindrance to navigation. The span would not be too wide at any point. A reporter asked the opinion of Mr. William C. Miller, the el* vineal engineer of the Watervliet Railroad company. Mr. Miller said: “Why, certain- I Iv it can be (lone. I do not see why tile ; some motive power of turning a wheel by the electric current cannot be utilized on a canal boat as well as on a car. The only question is Hie cost. If they want to put through such a scheme it will cost money. As to there being a reduction of expense from that required for horse or mule power I cannot say, as I am not well enough acquainted with the canal to know.” A very extended and interesting opinion on the feasibility of the canal electrical scheme was given by Mr. John D. Ronan, of the Ronan Towing line. Mr. Ronan said: “The plan which yon explain to me is not ti new one by any means. The first n an who broached the Erie cantil trolley system to me was an Albanian, who is demented on the subject of electricity. I think of course merely from a practical, not a scientific, point of view that the scheme is impracticable. “There tire a thousand and one objections to it which pres* ut themselves to any mind. Take, for instance, the troll* y scheme. It must be remembered that it is canal boats aud not horse cars that are to be run now. The horse car is forced to go in a certain line by the solid tracks. But would not a canal boat waver so from side to side that it would be impossible to keep a trolley wheel on that set wire? Then there would be Hie continual probability of the wires blowing down and in other ways being damaged. How are the trolleys to "fie managed going through locks? Boats, you know, do not travel up and down grade in an inclined position as a car does—ti icy are always on a level. What would they do .it the sixteen locks with the trolley sy-teni? ”1 think tile trolley system on the j canal is utterly out of question. It em- ; braces □ ray points where complies-1 tions might arrie, and se much cost of ; construction, that I think it is entirely impracticable. Supposing it were adopt- j cd. Supposing that all the 7.000 or more ; boats on the canal wire on that one, or the two. wires. At any tune a boat, is liable to leak or to have .'in accident oc- -cur to its motor. What then is to be ; done? It would block the whole canal, I and that could not be afforded. One of the main points—I will say the main : point—in the introduction of this system would beits reduction of expense. That is what w<- are looking for. As canal boats are now constructed the introduc- i Eon of the trolley system would revolu- j tionize the whole line. “T hen* would have to be special boats ; built for the introduction of motors and propelling wheels. That would throw the great army of canal boats that are now being used off' the canal, for no boats that did not run by electricity could navigate in those waters. Can we ; afford to do this? Thin the introduction of a motor into a canal boat would in- j crease its tonnage greatly and, I would say, reduce its carrying capacity almost ; 20 per cent.”—Albany Argus. A TI) ct ii sun <1 (iuineaH tho Fee. The largest fee ever paid to a Scotch advocate was that of 1,000 guineas sent to the lord advocate with his brief iii the reedit action with ref- rence to the Murthlv estates. Five hundred guineas was the fee at first sent, but tiffs was not enough to induce his lordship to leave his duties in parliament. Some time ago the lord advocate received a fee of 800 guineas in a court of sessions case—till then the highest fee known in Scotland. It. is curious that both fees should have been supplied by American millionaires, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Ross Winans, and it is equally curious that both of them lost their actions iu the court.—Ll union T rut h. Cheap literature. Some idea of the quality of what is known as “j enny dreadful” literature in England maybe obtained from the statement that a lady, the wife of a well known physician, had occasion to complain several times that her cook neglect d her duty. Finally this negligence became so gross that the mistress was compelled to haul her over the coals. What was lier amazement to be calmly informed by the young woman that she was so much occupied with the novel she was writing for a weekly paper that she had no time to attend to lier duties iii the kitchen!—Pittsburg Bulletin. A Little Rusty on Oxides. Professor Flogg—I called, Mr. Grubb, to inquire about your son James. I haven t seen him at the academy lately. I hope yon have not decided to keep him out of school. Farmer Grubb—Well, I dunno. Eve set Jimmie to blasting out stumps for awhile till he gets his bearing- again. I guess we can save him, but lie was purty badly out o’ plumb. Carne home t’other night aud commenced to talk to me about iron ox hides.—Chicago Times. T A TABLE in a small and old fashioned bul cosy chop house, way down town, says the Now Y’ork Times, sat. two veritable Bohemians the other afternoon, and over their pipes exchanged recollections. Their talk after a while touched upon old familiar songs, many of which possess peculiarly interesting local associations. ‘Now there s 'The Old Oaken Bucket, said one of th*' Bohemians; “that song had its biri ii up here in Duane street in 1817 Samuel Woodworth, a gifted but erratic printer, was living there at the time. One hot summer’s day he went into his house aud drank a grin-.-* of water, remarking, 'that tai-fi-s good, but howl wish that I could drink just at this min Ute from the old oaken bucket on my father’s farm.’ Woodworth’s wife remarked sympathetically, ‘What a poem could be written on that thought!’ The printer pondered for a ruinate, and sitting down at the nearest I table began to write. Soon the touching verses beginning ‘How dear ’o t his heart 1 are the scenes of my childhood’ were : written. Soon afterward the words were coupled with a melody composed j by Kiallmark for 'Araby’s Daughter. I and were sung far ami wi le.” “ ‘Woodman, Spare That Tree,’ is an- : other famous song, based on a local incident.” said the second Bohemian “The words were written by George P. Morris, who lived in New York almost all his life and died here in I Slid. When he was a boy his home was on a farm not far from Bloomingdale. He was wont to play there under an old tree planted by his grandfather. “Many years after he had left the farm and tile property had passed out of j the hands of Ins family he happened in ; that neighborhood one day, and saw a ; man about to cut down the old familiar tree. Ile begged th? man to desist, and receive I the gruff response that the tree* would tiring 8in for firewt od He gave ! the man toe money and took a bond for j the safe protection of the tree. Soon I afterward lie wrote the noted song. ‘ which was set to music by Henry Russell.” ‘You I lave heard how ‘A Life on the Ocean Wave’came to be written. I suppose?” queried the first sp-'.aker, as he moistened his lips. “No? Well, it was this way Epes Sargent was walking along the edge of the Battery’ one bright morning when the numerous craft, danc-ing'on the glistening water, brought to his mind a suggestion made to him some time before by ids friend, Henry Russell, that lie write a marine song. He wrote the words of ‘A Life on the Ocean Wave, and showed them to George P. Morris who remarked that they ma le a nice little poem, but they would not do for a i song. Soon afterward Russell met Sargent and asked him for the v. lacs. Taking them to a music* store at Broadway and Park Place. Russell went into a little back room, seated hims**lf at a piano and in a few minutes composed the air of the famous song. Sargent never received, a cent for it. although the sales of the song were large. •‘Ben Bolt,* you remember, was a noted song along about 1850,” continued the first Bohemian. “Tile original words of that song were written in 1812 by Dr. i Thomas Dunn English, of Philadelphia, ; while on a visit to New Y’ork, and sent as a gratuitous contribution ton maga- ! zinc edited by his fr, nd N. P. Willis. Some years at toward the verses were repeated from memory to Nelson Kneass, I a New Y’ork Bone: min. who set them to music, adapting an old German song. The instantaneous sue. *-ss of ‘Bi n Bolt' | made it a source of great profit to its publishers, but Kneass died in poverty, complaining that h** only received a trifle for his work. So far as is known the j wrirer of the original verses got nothing.’’ i "But few writers of p< pillar songs ever made any money out of them,’’oracularly reraarke I the second Bohemian, j “There’s the familiar case of John How- ; aril Payne, a New York boy, who wrote I ‘Home, Sweet Home’ while starving in ! an attic iii Paris. The song was to be sung in ins opera, ‘Clan. the Maid of Milan. Payne never got anything for it, and later in his life he wrote to a j friend in this city’*. ‘How often have I been in the heart of Paris, Berlin, London or some other city, and have heard j persons singing or hand organs playing ‘Home, Sweet Home’ without having a shilling to buy myself tile next meal era j place to lay my head.’” ‘True, Payne’s case was a pathetic1 one,” assented Bohemian No. I, “but there have Ih*ch instances where .song j writers made a groat deal of money and I did not know how to k-*<-p it. Take the experience of Sn pl ten Collins Foster, for example, lie produced ‘Old Kentucky Home,’ ‘Old Dog Tray,’ ‘Old Folks at Home,’ ‘Old Uncle Ned’ and scores of otlier popular songs for which he received large sums of money. It is a matter of record that more than 125.000 copies of ‘Old Dog Tray’ were sold in eighteen mouths. Foster was a reckless, happy-go-lucky fellow. Some of his most famous songs were written on brown wrapping paper in the back part of a downtown grocery in this city* He was taken sick here and was conveyed to a hospital, where he died penniless Jan. 18, 1804. “Another man who received large sums of m noy for his songs was Henry C. Work. of tiffs city, the author of ‘Wake N'icoih urns.’ ‘Marching Through Georgia’ and ‘Grandfather’s Clock.’ The sab s of the last mentioned song were enormous, and Work received $5,000 in royalties on that alone.”—New York Times. j tike our gypsies, in hordes compoed of a few families each. Tiff: , however, depends on the nature of tm* country—in the parched de* -*; s of th** south they are I not even unit* I t-> this extent. Sorne-j times they an* to a cert an extent de-| pendent on more powerful tribes, who afford them pro! ction in return for certain services. Their notions of lie* Un-I seen, when they have any, would appear i to be of tile very crudest. Their languages seem to lie distinct from others, related among themselves and very peculiar.—A. Werner in Popular Science Monthly. GREAT MEN’S ILLUSIONS. eacn I 1- Dcan Swift Said All Men Are Mad in Some Degree. nee wmie tie* to ■ pleb; sh* c . a being load'd much buovar out KtIiIoico Which Co to Show th** Truth of IIIN Vtyioi; —l***opl«* Who -HW Spook* mi a Wit** I «> It .icrxccl Ii) ( ii*-in Vinton*. im so anre menes, * • f a single comte ir; -or- p- .rids, it i I- .J to prevent too A public competition of swimmers provided with I ais device and those without it i;-mid to have resulted much in favor of the former.— Chicago Triffun”. Lo*-unt* F. i-iiy i»lg*--:*-'l. The people of Zanzibar .’I stand oiid or 'UTI GEN FREMONT’S LENIENCY* f T HAS bren I are more or 1» ss ii--.lite, n The Pion***!*’* Clemency to a Condemn***! Mexican Prisoner of War. Just before the capture of San Luis Obispo the men under Fremont had been subjected to great exposure and to privation and hardships *>i all kinds, ami their hatred of the Mexicans had reached its height. In fact, it was pretty clearly understood that if any of tic* enemy was unfortunate enough to fall into their hands they would -is nd but little time or sentiment in drip** mg of hun. On lier. 15. two days after the taking of the town, the pickets captured Don Jose de J es u Pico, who was callo-1 Totei. He was tried by court martial fin the charge of breaking Ids parol**, was found guilty arni was sentenc- I to Ik* shot. The fact that Pico was a I a ler rendered him still more an object of hatred and distrust, and on every side were heard murmurs of approval when it was d *i*l-e i that he should pay the penalty of his treachery with his life. The execution was ordered for half past IO o’clock in the morning, ami at IO o’clock the whole bab ;a1 ion was ordered to parade on the plaza, when* th-? ex*-* u-tion was to take place. The prisoner was confined in a room in the Mi "ion. Fremont, with two or three of his officers, was present, awaiting the coming of the prisoner’s family to take their last farewell of tile beloved ha-' -end and father. Tile prisoner, with bowed head, was seated on one side, and opposite stood Fremont with folded arms and face unmoved from its usual stem demeanor. The officers in grim silence were grouped about wk -n the wife, with h*-r eight or nine young children, entered dressed in the d * n-"t mourning. The wife avis a beauti' ii v. man of stately bearing, and the children of delicate a..'I refined appearance ten d to break the silence grown oppressive. Thin the children fell upon their knees, and with tearful eyes and outstretched hands mutely b< ggt-d for the life -o dear to them. Among the officers pres at was that stem soldi -r. (’apt. Rickard Owens, who had never feared a living f--e. but whose eyes were then dimmed with tears at the pathetic sight before him. Suddenly. for he could no longer control hiiu-s* lf. he uttered the one word. “Colonel!” Fremont's face relaxed its T *-maine] expression, and he exclaimed, “Yes. Dick, I know we had rather meet a th'-ligand of them in the field tomorrow than take this on • life.” Turning to the prisoner he said. “Y’ou are pardoned; you are free.” The prisoner f*41 upon his knees at Fremont's feet and pres soil the hem fif his cloak to his lips. exclaiming brokenly in Spanish: “My life v - I ro il. You have given it back, arid henceforth it shall be devoted to you.” Instantly Pico ordered that his horse be saddled, and from that day on ti • re was no im-re devoted f<-Bower of Fremont through danger of every kind than the man whose life lie had given back to him.— San Francisco Examiner. - that all rn dffieriiig only I in degree. Ut rtainly those who are eon - i-i.T»*d .-.tee •* wiii**h ra - i-g-.ry th** gentle reader is included—ar* iia •• t ) hallucinations, and it depends upon the extern to which we give way before, and believe in. the illusions of the brain, whether we walk abroad w rh our folia s or are placed in ii padded room. Byron often re-- r—-I visits from a sp icier, out la- kn w it to fie a great; rn rn the imagination. Pope saw an arm parent!}* come through the. wall, made inqmri' - after its owner. G States taut Ii--**/!! cav saw lf* e counterpart of hi im-- lf coming tow ar* I him. Bt* a J on son sp- ut the wale’. > - J the night an interest-' I spec tat - *r of a crowd <*f Tartar , Turks and Roman Cathole s, wit** ro— up and fought round sunrise. Dr. Judson ;qe and •the aet arm til! his heard iii mother call ins name in a clear voice, ti other ii leaving were 11 bus in * in an- ynolds. I women and a itors would cause reason, but Nicoiai the effect« of india Bestock, tile pl’} figures and ia--*-s. a from a momentary self to study the ha! curious visito: augh she was at the tin y. And .Sir Joshua II his house, tnougat th •es and the men and igitated by the breeze. VISIONS APPEARED. Nicolai was alarmed at the appearance of a dead body which vanished and came again at intervals. This was followed by human faces, which came into the room, and after gazing upon him for a while departed. None of his friends was among the faces he saw. After enjoying a silent acquaintance with his visitors for some weeks, they began to speak, and he doser: cs their conversation as brief and agreeable. Such visi-many to lose their knew they were but stion. -iologist, saw similar ad after recovering surprise, he set finalis and customs of his This he had ample op-No word was ut- I portmuty to ho, as tuev remained with which had him three days and nights. There was one human face constantly before him for twenty-fi.ur I; mrs, the feature- and headgear as distinct as those of a living person, yet having no resemblance to any one he had ever known. Finally the phantom disappeared, to make way for troops *-f little human figures, which di-ported ti- ni.-el ves like fan tied ai for his entertainment. The reason, says Connelly, that Nicolai and B- -t - ck did not become hopelessly insane was I ecau-e they never believed in the reality of the visions. The effects of the lbu-ions of some men have been felt in lust- i v. Religions have bomi founded on ti;** words of men supposed to have b«*en inspired, but who were merely suffering from a form of madness which medical science calls “testacy.” Oliver Cromwell, lying sleepless on his couch. s..\v t fie < urtaii * open and a gigantic woman app* ar. who told him he would become the .greatest man iii England. In 1806 Gen. Rapp, having important news, entered the emperor's apartment announced, and found the great warrior ii’ » rapt altitude, gazing at the ceiling TF** general made an intentional high f<)T tin; ( ve character of their cuisine. Ar. other d-ii' acies are small rn mk*-v a i; I fruit eating b&ts. LrxTUsts are r- I; hi i. byths I: - I ain of Mesopotamia a j i > ?*ie (.ta • * rn triD-s. They are la I 11 -’rir.gs and eaten on journeys with bitter and nn- bavene*l br* :*i. Tise Hi-are xx-', who were prohibit (-<I ea Fug many kinds of food which our lr' r * ' r.- r.- • t* a* h -a us are pal itabi .* . I whole'Om *, a- .veil as some th ;t w* do no* v titan-1 * touch, were i-enait?(-*l t<> I. ive th ir fill of lo- CU-tS. The locust is an article * f diet to this day, but only of the very jkx-r; it is thrown into b< iff: ig wut- r are! eaten with suit. Ti* bx and wild honey conveys a i • .-a -.rate picture of extreme j.- vt r* I id frug day to a traveler in the ea- * ' Locu-t', hov.**v(-r. - ii* t a I xx iv' c - ke I, sometime they ar - .-.-fi n fn -h. They are said to have a s t v ■ g veg* table taste, j the flavor largely d affing, as might ! be expected, <*n * the plaids on which they have Ik ii f ,g. Dr. Living' : -t<*ne, who eh v* I ll - - common sense by i not Bung f.i-t *li* 'I-, considered them j palatable when r< -a-" ■ L —Scottish Re- 1 view. The Mu-O* ti S< in A iii ma Is Tile hi cl I r*r a r.imrr can a1 so themselves, as my hor - cat *-she comes at the playing of i sit by t!;e j- ,y r. J a .    -rn--;; into her lap or on t he key b instrument. I know of a dc family in B*-rlin, whi 'n com manner when {her * is ii aff distant rooms, op g th? < paw. I knew of an mer thoroughly dorr- -Tic. whicl played the vagabond f r I Whenever rh** -• mn-celebrated in the city he kent at the hon Ass' called E rgkr -:p rn w] , tomed to ; lay at ; r o.--appeared he waul I ; -in aw. them from iii-' ;'’-:ng till e- -£videntIv n- iIh-'T --it- : other animal' ti ii ii-” music, were c *-Ti;nT . t elation of it. f >r it i iv * -use to them in • *rug_b Mor*-* x - r. they ar; ; t ’ * inc were mn-Ti ol b r ; V.n music. Their paver of ninffc is ther-*f' re a it side fa ality of a • which has become on * what we find it to be. 8 j with man. He ha- n * musical hearing a sr. ceived a highly *] -v- k -; I ing by a pr- cess i f I* . was necessary to him ii. process, and till - oi pens also to fie -ad music.—P pillar S- enjoy . when anc to jumps of the too, in a iii in like b n from - with his usually A nally f mc- ic. a a's was d not be as the so re a *cus- irid f> . nor ut nan ' ' re- . It -st ' nee. ’n- arid his t i YI Cf i.e. Cli lated * rat us ands here, d his . - re- d TC e M gnu of heap-a. I- 'Ruse it the s-lective -ring ha p-- bv ring to ntlilv. An f.verlaiting Chimney, To build a chimney that will draw forever and re t fill up with soot you must build it large enough, sixteen inches square; us good brick and clay instead of lime up to the comb; plaster it inside with clay mixed with salt; for chimney tops use the very be>t of brick, wet them and lay them in cement rn r-tar. Tile chimney should not be built tight to beams and rafters; there i-where the cracks in your chimneys come, and where most of the fires originate, as the chimney sometimes g* ts red hot. A chimney built from the cellar up is L-tb-r and less dangerous than one hung on t ie wall. Do not get v< mr stove A poise, arm a He i* Said rV,e el" is Ti' v St a r; bas new r .! great ocean is an nm ai I HU- ipon Napoleon seized his -7cit*-dlv. "I. -okupth re!” ’ saw nothing. “Why.” <**ror. “do you not see it? It i* is before yon beaming*, it sorted me. I see it on every rence urging me onward; it tip omen of success.” SCICIT'S THAT JNSPIRED. Some men have been inspired to persevere lo their life's work by self conjured illusion. Loyola, lying wound -d daring the r.ege of Pai:u*eluna, saw the Virgin who encouraged him to prosecute hts ntiwron. Us ti Venn?-- fViliui. lm-pr:    :    «~t .»t Pome, relived to fr*-*- bb itself h ' •if    *    .    ah. bnt wri'b l - 'FT -“I bv th.*- -U)pnM, n I f a voting w-ii. .ii of A Ca lt I 'I i r tat ion. We se e a cat st-: UM : ’ v rubbing up again 't a cl eg. til ■•I. a i inclined coquet ti' lily ovi T iou! der, regard- ing us with a 1 ive Iv coaxi’ig smile. With a dirt bk e ti Ult w h ' - : I... -I or matron. there ' T OC* - ai f- r cere- mony. * - x on .'Ti ate a h er ii p and on your kn*?e: sh e prut*- to be *.*n* aff I and to struggle ta esc Bu t s' ■ < irls her- self up x ells * err xvi. n yon begin ti riling the in r t Ii ' .ins*. l>e- hind tilt J ear, a nd : et ii iii- all plain sal ling. t i ve rn -Ibr -rent with a corpnI en t and s Iv To rn. who. though he may „ _ i.. xur cd in conf rf able quarters all Ii. ife h :x. i v -rthi less. had his sad ex] ari ’es an . - -en thing of the W* - C't si* I e o human nature. Mi'eh levous bo ve heaved half bricks a t him. ill Iv am and unsvmpa- thetic s- •mints ha re? *.'■ 1 his] fri clan ma nner-q •-X] fig ll im with igiii> miny fr* -rn the lev ar re gi us. and some- times p unehin g lls h . I. Even his master. xvho is ti rex ;•'*• of a pusso- mania*. may Ti ver hr -.vs a;>pr- cisted him wondrous beau tv, whose rep) •bt pipe hole to* about eighteen York Journal. close to the ceiling, but I inches from it.—New cr. J hun tram ins purp -• Torrid a rid console*! him <ri oth-Kg ecv,Xi'’tms when he was low spirited. D-1*cnr leo was followed by no invisible person whose voice lie heard urging him to continue his researches after hi- I Xii** Polit** Frenchman. When Gen. Moreau was iii the United ... 8*'ates lie was once the vie? im of a rather : truth, droll misunderstanding. He was present at a concert where a piece was sung by the choir with the refrain: • *To-m< -rrow, t< >- rti*-rr- *w.” Having a very imjK*rfect knowledge of English he fancied it to be a cantata given in his honor, and thought he distinguished the words; “To Moreau, to Moreau.” Each tim* the refrain was repeated he rose to his feet arid gracefully bowed on all sides, to the great astonishment of the audience, who did not know what to make of it.—Le Figaro. v have fondly clung to their Uhland though reasonable in rn -st have at least been di-t .;••*:• v mad that lie great de-s to con-B. Man- vrsii— fief* : na . ami were UVU v There is an interesting fact about the performance of Mr Couldock’s part in “Hazel ivirke VY Leu DuasUJJ w demented aud forlorn How Iieautiful Is Nature. She—What a wonderful thing is nature! How grand! How comprehensive! He—Yams: even the smallest plant or tho smallest insect has got a Latin name. —Texas Siftings. Confirmed. The favorable Impression produced on the first appearance of the agreeable liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Fig*- a few years aire has been more than confirmed by the pleasant experience of all who Lave used it, aud the success of Hie proprietors and manufacturers tho California Fig Syrup Company. Many Admirers has the White Rose Jour. Tile .»*Yi*’au i'lijiDifs. The nam” of dx ■ offs, applied by some to these people, has been •'bp***;* J to as implying def.-rmu v *-r 'arrested growth, and therefor-* eonveyiug a wrong impression. N -thing of the kind can be said of th * African pygmi- s, who, though of '■bort stature, ar** well shaped people of p. rfectly normal formation. It is true that the U-ttentots and Bushmen show certain strange anatomical peculiarities, but these may be said to be rn re or less accidental, being, in part at least, tin* result of special and unfax arable conditions of lib*. The pygmies are nomadic in their habits, and neither kdep cattle nor till the ground, but live by hunting and snaring wild animals and bin's, or, under th** most unfavorable circumstances, on wild fruits, roots and berries. J m'ir xx ta * J >< -ti s : ire always bows and arrows. the latter usually poisoned—the resource of the weak. They have no fixed abode, and if they build shelters at all only construct rude huts of branches. They have no government, nor d- - they form regular cotn-i mmfflies: tbev usual Iv wamler about. Power* of tile l',fi"lt*>li I ;**>s*i;«a:e. Professor Jacob Grimm, til*- author of th** most learned German grammar and, jointly with Ins brother, t at* I-est German dictionary, says: “Among all the modem languages none has, by giving up and confounding all the laws of sound, and by cutting off nearly all the inflections, acquired greater strength and vigor than the English. Its fullness of free middle sounds, which cannot be taught, lait only learned, is the cause of an essential force of espresso >n *ueh as perhaps never st >d at the command of any other language of men.” A Hearty Pater. A well known traveling agent for a Philadelphia carriage paper has carried off the honors for eating in this city. At a recent meal for himself he consumed two whole chickens, fried Maryland style, five pounds: one extra porterhouse steak, ten ears of corn, one dozen tomatoes sliced with onions, one quart stowed potatoes and one J--zen corn oak- '. He was the only man xvi:) partook of the meal, and he did not fall into ashes when he finished.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Mal sions. tilings in one. l asso firmly believed had a familiar genius, whose light and chief recreation w; verse with him. His friend. J. s*3, tri. -I to persuade him of this illusion. whereupon b p >* t offered to introduce his un! Roving friend to th** spirit. But though he often heard Tasso in conversation with th” imaginary being, it never made itself visible to <*rher eyes. Few believe that Luther actually held a warm discussion xvith an important personage from the other world, yet that be believed it himself we have Ins word. ami he has even left on record some account of tin: dispute, from which it would appear that his opp-ment is not so wily ;i' we have been ted to believe. At any rat** ti** could not wind himself argumentatively round the sturdy j rv-st, Ravail’ac, while chanting trie “Miserere” aud “Du Ptt-fundis,” fondly believed that the sounds he emitted were of ti):* nature and had the full effect of a trumpet. ( omit Emmanuel Swedenborg believed that lie had the privilege of interviewing per-ens in the spirit world. Jean Eng* lbrecht was under a similar impression. Zimmerman was for soul* time iii ci natant fear of an imaginary enemy, whom he expected to arrive at any moment, break into and wreck his dwelling.—L< radon St an da rd. according t > fits in ms. . a cat of that    »    sh misanthropic* ar: I su'pi ii. . nevertheless, there i~ sot voice which s ads a ears and makes lux rigidity of ills tail.— Til** Sr** *» Smell is the rn st five human senses, musk—in- -t power leave it where tile ii-! -rider that *:* slightly Naturally open on a table of that time. I* mouths rend*-rod in its neighbor’;! scales cannot de particle in \v igl I-ai ii infinitely cl portions of the in citing impi?--fie! pilke under the nasal pas- tges; 1 means. Th** s.-n ■ something in your quiver through his ii visibly relax the •Saturday Review. of Smell. acute by far of the Take an ounce of •ful of scents—and tor a v av mg 00*1 ti ear. f< -r >n At the end full twelve the whole air in -st delicate it has lost a the smell has I. microscopic r- g off and ex-the nerve pa-e lining of the « is what smell t* xvii almost rudimentary jr. human beings through want of n- '■* '■ itv for its use under civilize! coeff it? as, but it is highly probable that the cave rn-ii had it quite aswell devt-1* i la the sh trp* st nosed beasts. —New Y. rk It I* gram. us up* delie; for th '•> has tnman Tho !’ri«-** of Hi-* ll.iniiwriti--;. One of th** wittiest; and most popular of American ut in the budding when “Ant- sale” luring asked. crap aw hi bs of '.splayed with an “How do a ti on *P * in’ ••it-, «>f Creal ?I>*n. It is a singular fact that gr* at mon seldom leave direct descendants. Napoleon, VY* I ington. Washington, all prove tiffs rule. Sa -kosp.-are left only two daughters, whose children died without issue. Probably the nearest relative to the great jnmt now living is one Thomas Hart, a resilient of Australia. xtiio is said to be the eighth in descent from Shakespeare's sister Joan Walter 8-cot Us lint* ended with the second or th:rdjger J"’ rn n_ v**rv* i.u-i *.iv«r I’llU. An Important discovery. They act on theliver, stoma**! and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, i-ad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and childre)*. Smallest, mildest, surest, 30 *lo>cs for 25 cents, Samples free at J TI. Witte’s lr .? store n**Tirfs. ‘cut* J an invention >Y6S, , like that —A large line w*jar at if fall and winter underlip iXolON Bito*).’ Sn im in ing A Spaniard bas pa r* lating to tho manufacture of having wolfs I- -ween tho fine th* so on th** feet * f wa* r fowl. on spreading out tho fingers during the propelling stroke in swimming a comparatively large surface will lie presented ti- the water, ami consequently the propel! ag action will bo greatly in-creasod. Apparatus heretofore (levis*- ! as aids to swimming have been in most cases of a cninbrot! hoavv charact'T. fatiguing t-> u- * and snbjeet to b-com** defective. Th** inventor claims that his apparatus is exceedingly simple, besides being portable and reliable and --asy to use, affording a firm aiel sure le al on the water, and enabling the swimmer not only to keep himself above the water. but also to perform rapid evolutions with facility. * Another method of facilitating swimming is l -port -d from England in the st:; pe I an inferti.-n cf a swimmii g boot. The boot comd Us of canvas tops and wooden sol**s. attached to which are two blades of mahogany (some are made of steel), which close with the forward motion of the legs and ojien wit Ii the backward strokes. The surface Lu.uatf.-ii*. a.tint ct the two t.i.i,.i. ., <*u tells of 111: * f his authorship be w bL name in a long list of di tingms cd men for ti a p window. En-;< ir G iii lid* rence, he y i II Blank’s auto graphs?” nai ffn ; him - -it. “Two for ti re - * ?u's, sir.” was the prompt r. • Iv “I left til* sh. p.” he says, “a sadder and xvi'- :* ? a* . i; ti. y bad said ‘a cunt apiece’ I could have borne it. But'two for three.’ like .. I -ti n in;;:.-;! From that 'e ar I atlji; * I p- puiar applause.” — Youths CY mi nan on. Ne iv York The gi oci-ru*-se? a feminine term all are widows. of No. 047 VY a: iv ag ton of a skilled meci iuic, , ll riicercwe*. ’ of New Y'ork, to coin n iml-i r : *0. Nearly Irs. Catherine Egbert, treat, the wife * ferring to be indet>en h ut , cond nets a retail grocery business bv ii    .* - i is proud and happy in tfi” sue >*•■* she is making of it. More sweet things are dime by this pretty, ray y I, raven haired merchant than Ui** w.-rid will ever know. H r ledger is Ma k with bdls that she ha.- no *;■    •    • ' *    • •; ig. 'out that do os I. : a;:-h-n her in the Ie*: e, aud no XX'o.    •■ .•]    , i , CV- -I. i ,    .••.lit asked at here un: r.—N *w Yff-rk World. VY.* 9    * st. Patrick's p < to he very ex?ra and to dve spier.bd sa* ...'adion. They ar.- Ko., a) .ait Mi. ; ’y kind called for. —VV. A. VV . ,    . Od' la. Foi sale bv all drug'-isrs Hear ti juenf I lr. ll Id *; t ii uexi Monday ev^niiuz ;