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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - December 11, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio ÉfetiífrgVol. XLI. TVo. 48. ^1 Per Year. A Wiiitvr Nii;ht fur Me. BY LILY. Bricht Siinuner flics on goMen trinfrs To Oricul climes a way; The üiiiiei now no lonirer sings Ou fragraa^ie-breathing siiray; , The fairest flowers have faded all ^ Tlie sun shines not so free; But whv should this the heart appal? Tlie >VinJer night for me! The Winter nights—when happy hearts In sacre I kindness meet; When each hi* Joyful tale imparts. To luiihc life’s cup more sweet; When souls depress’d forget their care, And glHdncM circles free; When courtiers sit by ladies fair—> Tim Winter nights for me! iiive me the fairv-foolcd liall. Where loyers’ hearts neat free; I'll give you 8uninier nights and all— The Winter nights fur me! VOTES AND NEWS. FoiiUi Carolina fanners say that the drouilitin that State is not hurtlo)f anything now, lor the iiielancboiy reason that it has tlestniyed aliuiit everything that could 'j« injured by the drying-up process. In the new Legislature of Nevada the lleDiiblicinisbiive roiirtceii of the twenty Senalorsand lhlrty-!our oi the forty As-semidyineM. This gives them a majority of ihit'ty-s!x on a Joint ballot of forty-eight. )lme. 'Jotinr Lind (loldstniih is more than a mere honorary io <»l the faculty of the lyndon Colleiie of Music, and goes every day to Albert Hall to teachber class otleil stayitig nn hour or more longer than the rules r> quire. The rriiicj ol Naples, King Humbert’s heir, a lad of tüteeii, is we.vk in miud and 1»;hIv. LI is parents lire tirst cousins. His greatest neeomplislinieiit is talking English, wliici) h.' learned from English nurses and governesses. Mrs. Justice Field has found a new field for her aeeotnplisiiuieiits by organizing in Washington ti Shakspean; study class for ttt^iit)'t\vo young woiupii, who meditate «Pisiaiing as ’•.Juliets” and “Ophelias” curly in the eoming s[)i‘iiig. Annie Whitney, the American woman wlio.has made a very good statue of Harriet JiMi'i.neau. is devoted to agriculture as well as iirt, und praetieully and siiccess-fully farms 173 Hcies in the New Hampshire White Mountiiiii region. The KmiKifor of (leruiatiy recently sub-jectoil biinseif to the “thought-reading” jmwersof Stuartt'umtiei land. His Majesty thought of IKil. the year of his coronation as King of I'l iissia, ami Mr. Cumberland wrote the figures at th<* first attempt. I’rivate letters from Athens received in Washington say that Mr. Eugene Schuyler, the Amerieaii Minister, receutiy while taWina a walk ill the environs oí theGreek «apital lost nis way und fell into a pit illi».*d with slaked lib’, from which he was nuteKirieuied uutil pitinfnllv burueti. A-stK>eiesof nntol«erved in the Island of SC 'I'honins has been described to the Froiveh Acadciiiy ot Science. A large fire baviugibcon kindled at a certain distance from the anthill, the ants were seen to pre-«¡liitate themselves iiuo it by thousaudB, uutil it wus completely extinguished. It is piO;>osed to uuli llie species Formica iguivora. From swrvHys of the Gull ot Mexico it a])|>ear« that its area is 395,000 square miles, and that the area of tue surface lii-«Itided within .the lOJ-talhoiu line is 887,000 square wile«—ri>tlier more than one-third of the siii'lace hu.ving a depth of less than 100 tathouis. Tue greatest record depth in the Guli is U.IiO faiuuius, the meau depth being tSOK faUiouis. UelieviuK titat the stories told by travelers alsHit die woiulers )>erformeJ by East Indian miigiciuns were true, an American Imixirted one of them. The result is a dis-apiHiiiitineiit. The famous basket feat, so olten descrilKHl, proves to be ao clumsy that the perforiner, lastend of beooming a falualiie cehlirity, is barely tolerated in the dime niussua. For the Latiies. Laiighu-r is the poor imhii'h plutcr, UmKiuk every burdeii light; Turning Mdm-ss into glndiiuM, Hui'keBt iioiir hi May Uawii bright. ’Tiv the deepest and the cheapest < are lor ills ot tnis description. But for those Uiut wuHiaii's heir to. I'se Dr. l'ieiej’»**Fator.lo Brssoription.” Cures ill weaknesses and irregulsrities, “beariiig dowu” sensations, “internal fever,” olosllng, disnlacemeut^ Inflamiua-tloii, morning sickness and tendency to saneerous disease. I'riee reduced to one lollar, IJy druggists. “LADY CLARE,” BY KTTIE KOGKRS. A Great Aiistraliuii lllver. lYoroiiloGlolie.J It is a common mistake to assume that Auetialia Is a country destitute of large rlTcrsj on the contrary, It possesses one of tbo longest ivalercourses in the world, vl»., the intrlliig, which I* navlgsbl# for 8,345 miles, plaeiiig It third if rank among the rivers of the world, estiinatsd by their niivlgiiblo length, nml eoiiHidersblv above the Nile, navigable for 1.300 miles; the liiiniilio nsvlgable for 1,700 miles, the Kliiiie OOO. and the Thames, navigable for only 188 iniics. The Half was Nevet Told of the nondot ful powers and virtues of that best of all modlclnos, Kidnoy-Wort. It has boon tried and proved. Its cures arc nunibi’rloss and llie ruoord of (supposed) Ineuiable cases that liwvo yielded to Its lu-flumee, is astounding. It you have trouble w ith votii kidncvs, liver or bowels, jf you from eonstiputlon and piles, If you are a victim of rhouiualism or nialsrla, take Kidney-Wort. Vou will find it the remedy you need. The navlgBtloii ssasun has piactically closed In Milwaukee, and it Is reporU'd to bavs been one of the most disastrous ever «X|»crlenc«'d. Nine out of every ten vos sel owners are losers on the sensou's bual ness, the losses ranging from |300 to|3,0ü0. Inflanunstion, coughs, catanbs and pneumonia, resulting from colds, mav be cured by Ayer’s Cherry rectoral. It allaye the inflummatlon, reiuovea the irritation and torcDcsa, aootbca tbo orggns, and re-•tores the lullercr to health. She stootl in the center of her elegant ^I'hW’ing room—this lovely Clare Estcote—a slim girl with pale-gold hair, a rosebud month, and large eyes of lapis lazuli blue. She w’ore dead black—a rich mourning costume,with a profusion of soft, black tulle about her graceful throat, a bunch of tuberoses in her corsage, and a great scin-tillant diamond on one delicate finger. Upon her dainty and perfect countenance there was a iiensivcly regretful look—the look of one to whom some unfamilitn* sorrow was yet something more than a ‘hnemory and a name.” She mourned a dead father, over whose grave the new fresii grasses were not yetgmm; she mourned sincerely, though she was the acknowledged heiress of a vast heritage that she held all hers, and hers alone. Ail hers without hindrance or dispute, she held the entirety of a magnificent inheritance, dlthongh there hati been a nephew whom John Estcotc had loved as a son, and wtio not nniiatnrally might liave anticipated some uiotiost loga<\v from an . ever generous and considerate kiiis-mnn. (’laro had risen to take leave of her bctrotlicd linsbaiid, who stood Im>«¡«1c her ronsiu—a tall, tanned and heardod man with attractive leatnres, et)nitm-| plalive eyes, and a ratltcr scholarly i mien, and wlto had hut just rctnrncil fr«)iii a long jiilgiimagc in a foix’igii land. “Yon can not rely upon .\ltV’ her botrothcd hnshand was saying, witli the sliglitc.'st ))ossiblc snggestioii of a scoQ in his polished and bantering accents, “lie is not <Hsposcd to the pliilantliropi<‘. lie cares for nothing but his musty old hooks and his big mecrs4‘haiini; he iirelcrs his study, his curiosities anti his seclusion always. But, after all, a trainp through tin; tenements would not be altogether transcendently agreeable.” “1 dislike to seinl a servant,” ('hire rcmarketl with an almost pleading glance toward her lover. “But that would be cjnite (he best thing yon conid do,” be answ(;rcd, in his duiracloristic fashion of fl¡¡)p:uit Huavity, “I am sorry, (.'larc—t am, upon my honor—that I can not be your messenger; but I have a declil-cdly important cimagemont at the cinb rooms to-night.” “1 have a notion, Brian, that 1 ought to go myself. Mrs. Cooke was always so fond of me, and ln;r suiii-nioiis were so singularly urgent,” (^lare said, reflectively. “Oh, hut yon must not go—by no means must you go,” her lover declared, with nnaflccted disai)proval. •‘The ncighborliooiiisnot jiartienlarly safe, and you could s«‘ar«'ely drive there and back before midnight. Send one of your servants witli a bank note ami a bainper of delicai-ies I —which are undoubtedly all she i wants. VV'hat po&sibic eluims to yonr | consideration can a coininon old washerwoman have, Clare?” “Y’ou know, Brian, slic was onec my nurse,” Clare sahl, (|nile reproucli-fn'lly. “And while i)apa lived be never rcfnsed her anylhiiig she required.” “1 shall only be too glad to go for you, Clare,” said her tanned and bcanlcilcousin. “The big mccrscjianui ami tlic musty old books have no charms for me when I can do anything to oblige yon,”he added with an niicoiiscions eni|)basis, so iK’cnliar that her lovely cheeks finslied crimson. And she frowned too, the least bit; she was not at all inclineit to enoonr-age tlie diftident devotion of the somewhat imi>ecuiiious young man whose kinship John Estcote had so signally ignored. “I should never have imagined yon capable, Alf, of so gallant a »|M;ech,” Brian commented, still with the suggestion of a scolf in his hlaiid and bantering accents. “But ail the same, appix’cialc your little, civilities—I do n|N)ii my honor. 1 am immensely gratified; Clare is so anxious about the old creature, und of course 1 can not alter that iiiTungemciit lor the clnb-rooins.” With that assurance he turned ami sauntered from the elegant drawingroom, and his afllHiiccd ami Alfred Chandos were leit alone together. “I am pi’rsnaded tliat 1 ought to go to inv poor old nurse, justas she ih*-sires,” CMare said presently. “1 have a presentiment of—I know not what. 1 have quite determined to nccom-panv yon, Cousin Alf.” ‘•Í might he wiser to tlissnade yon,” ho responded with a necnliar hesitancy, and In a pccnliarly earnest voice. "Still )’onr wishes are ever commamls to me—van know that, Clare,” ho said agalii, with the unconscious einpliusU that always brought the vivid crimson to her lovely checks. But site had her way. Ami sometime later the elegant c(|nipago of the heiress stopiHsd before an exceedingly humble dwelling in a remote neigh-borliood, swarming with the must lowly denizens of the city. The proud and dalntv girl shuddered as she crossed the unsightly throHhoId of the comfortless abode, and tears tilled her sweet eyes as she entered the dreary room where a wasteil and withered ereatnre lay moaning on a miserable pallet. “I must tell her; I must tell my pretty Clare; I can not die until she I little laugh,    “and    then    event if I do knows the truth,” the woincii moaned i happen to be the    rightful    he as she lay w ith closed eyes, her deaf old cars heedless of the velvety footfall which ceased beside her bed. “What must you tell me, dear Niirsey Cooke?” the girl soothinj^ly queried as she placed her satiny wMiite hand, adorned with the scintillant diumbiid, on the bony and callous fiimer tips of the sick washerwoman. Then the nnbcantifnl old eyes flared j widely open; an expression of agony i iind yearning unutterable came upon ; nIIrefined old face.    j ‘•The telling can harm no one now,” ¡ the woman muttered as it dclilierat-ing with herself, “lie made yon a fine and dainty lady—John Estcote did—just as he promised so well and fairly^when he took yon from my breast ana put you in the wee cradle of bis own dead baby—the tiny dead body I carried in the storm and the dark away from his grand house that night. No one knew, no one ever will know, and you are the heiress—the fine and daintv heiress.” r. “•And you are not the hoiiv^s lairn. We two will wed to-nionow Horn. Ami you blmll still be Lmly Clare.’ ” A Sea KeenC. BV SPENCKK. The bright waves are il.ishluK, Tlu‘ bri;:iit rouni is flu>>bln^. The Snn in its jrlui y moves on to ihii West; Th*‘ clear sky'in bendini;, VVitbblne ocetin blemliiH, And niirrof'it in tieaiity ui*on im calm breast. The sea gnllv are skiinminK, In hripht ether swiininint:. Or restinjt like snow flakes ii|ioii the dark rork; The pehbles are jthincini;, 'I'hc suiilieams aro daneiug, So fltfnl, fleetiiiK, the gHZer to iHOi'k. The bice waves are Imumlinx, The rocks are resonndiii;; With liiljowy music in cadence siibiiinc; The wind sgentle motion •Just niflies the m'ean— A pilgrim, it seeiiis, troiii a sunnier eiiinc. the liord HouoonKfinld'K AVruitli. [fyondon Isitter.] C^nitc a sensation was oansod other evening in the brilliantly lighted drawing room of a wiell-known Jhe tuberoses jterishing beneath ¡ j^ader of political soeictv%i 8bc had Iter Jieavv mantle were no whiter now 1    ‘    ^    i    i    • than was Clara’s i»roiid face.    |    -«‘’‘«‘‘«I    •‘^ “She is not delirious; she is entire- ¡    ^'S>‘ts of the Conservative world, ly sane, and the dying do not lie,” was when just upon midnight, wlien the her rapid mental reasoning a# with a look of piteous appeal she turned to Mr. Cbaifdos, who bad remainctl just vvitliout the open door. But there was more sympathy than astonishment npuii bis aliractiw; tea-lurcs as he attentively regarded her. “Von arcthtllicircss,” the woman repeated cxnltanlTvl "Jonu TJiHeottr hum of conversation was at it« highest, there was a sudden and mysterious silence. All looked up to see the ! cause, when they beheld near the door an old gcntlc/Dun w ith wrinkled face, having one gray curl ovojr the forehead, eyeglass in hand ogling the -camviL The look, tiie gait, the curl, the attitude, tlic'STnnp;vvnj tgi...- — a'ii spoke of Bonjamiu Disraeli, first and last Earl of Bcaeoiistield. The awestrnrk sileiK'c continued for sev- heircss, safe and sure; for tlic lad he loveil never came back, and if over be ,„„y Cl.aiKlo* i, „„l I l,e one lo    s,i«h-c    cokllmict l«r *v- nink..    101-    vm.    |,rok,n.niig    lie    sw.„k1,,    a.ul    inanv tli..uj;h( fur might suspect what he never will ................i.......c**!... ,i.. riglitlv know’. No one will ever know ; yonr own luollicr is too fond of yon. child, not to keej) the secret close and fairly.” “My iiiulher—iny own mother!” (.’lave panted in cruel bewildcniient. Cor some moments tliose pitecns sobs were the only sounds that intcr- y'ciirel Tlnl^ toworini .-ylxivc all Its fellows Ubolcl sweet Soiwuiunt, wortb its own wciv'bt io pure gobl. Its name with new glories the years but invest. A;ul its fame IIIU the worl>l Iiom the east to ilic we.'t. The Snow oC Mont Blanc I is not whiter Ihnn teeth ihit are dully rubbed wiih S /o.iont, and eorul gafb»*red ill oeean depths CUM nut siii'pass tn? uu*r up gums freed from siHuigiiiess by Hie sain ; stilutary agent. Aiiieriean ladies >iHÍliitg loreign lamls cxoite liie admiration of In. holders ami tli« eiivv of ttieir irans-Allsiilie sislei'H with the siiiprisiiig exeellenee ot their toeth. When asketl to what liieyoae lilis cimrm. they murmur the tulisinHiiiu word, S izodoni!  '  .....  •?       -    ^......er —--- the moment that iheshailfe of the departed rreniier had comf; hack to set matters rijílit in the ('onservativc camp. But when the ohl gentleman mixed with the crowd, and was in-Irodnced to one and another, it was Ibiind that lie W'.is no wraith, hut the real tlesh and hlood of Sir .John Mae-. ,    ,    ,    I    Don.ahl, the Canadian Krcmir'r, who niplu. tliolianmv.iig s.luiicc ol lliu |.of lire lalu iiiiu >0 100111.    ,    j    aiul l)v 111, iiiiioiior, (li-o..s. ole., Iho i»»o»(ly M>-. ( >»».los 1>I»0«    1,,^ ’ „„    „r    eiu'oi'oi»!;    tl» a gentle hand upon the fair bowed    ^    o bead. But wlion Clare looked up, the I       ^ tace beside her own bad changed ; tbo ¡    Mom Btuuc. gray pallor ot death, awful and nn- j pi.-rcing the csou ls in ihy grumlcur subdmc, mistakahh;, had come upon the coarse . scorning torovor the Hmrer of lir.iBL*. and shriveled eounteiiunec of the iiigii o’ei thy fciious, the thiinfiiTiwit’s mntc, mother whose cherishing she had j We Imil thee, 0 niomituiu, mj reerlc-»», so great! never known—the mother to whom, I despite the error that was bevond dcmi.tion, she still owed the' duly of,    l?«Meu    >unlos    hath    flung, 'l*dan«’htcr    '    hede^t their prano or their •‘My place is here,” she inainlained |    nodeím inoimtaii.. tium king of the witli .simple tligmty, when Mr. Clia i-tlo.s would have persnaded her away. Ainl there she stayed until the last mclaie-holy rites were cnilqd, and when all was over and don i she yet def;lim;<l to listen lo his earnest expostulations. *T imisl reiioiiuee all that 1 have .so long held as mv own,” she said, with some ptirdonahle bitlcniess. “Y’oii arc the rightful heir.” “I choose neither to urge nor admit any right of mine,” he. said gravely, “exeepting always the right to serve yon. Come hack, Clare, to the homo which is vonrs by every claim I honor. I advise you, 1 entreat yon to return! You have the opinions of your promised liusbaml to consider, yon know,” be reniimleil lier. Then slie yielded. Like the I.,ady Clare of certain poesy, she hud resolved : ‘’Hut I will know If tliciv bo liny (utib in ninu.’’ And {lerhaps her trust in the loyally of^her promised linsband was not as prolbiind as might have been sup-|K)scd. Certainly she manifested no surprise as the days and weeks elapsed, and he did not again present bis bland and jKilishcd self in her elegant drawing room. And ho came again no more; instead, he sent a plausible missive ab-' solving her from her allegiance to him. “I am immensely sorry—n )on my lionor 1 am,” ho wi*ote, w lli audacious confidence; “but I feel com-l>elle<l to suggest what yonr own sense ot tbo jndieions'ninst sanction. (Jf course no inauspicious promises are really obligatory; and to consider yonrself free is (|iiilo the best thing tlial you cHii do.” \Vith u little gesture of supreme disdain the girl llnng aside the »i)e-eiotis and evasive missive, and her lovely cheeks tUished crimson as she noted the tender concern in the frank eyes of Mr. Cliandos, who was lingering near her. “I jiidgeil Brian correctly,” ho said iiidignanily, but in u voice ol rc-prc'swl gratillealion.'“Bnt I believed yon loved him: I believed that his Jlerelielion would bo a relief to yon.” “And that, perhaps, i.s why you allowed meto be deemed an lieiie.*s and when you miisL have been aware of mv line parentai-e,” she s.iid, les., with inc|niry than with rejiroaehful eoiiviitioii. "I should havo done that always for yonr own sweet sake,” he reinined with sudden, iiassionate lendenn‘^s. "1 have loved you always, Clare.” Showttsilhnt; but with a sweet, blushing silonco that thrilled him. "(!an yon sonietimo give me love for love,'my darling?” hr questioned, as ho drew the drooping golden head against his heart. •‘1 have long ago given you that,” *hc confessed with ii shy glaiiee of lii-etlable trust and gintitmle ami afl’ee-liun. “And then,” lie «aid, with a happy The Tliii'ieeii (.'tub. |l’bila it'liiliia I.filKor.l The Tlilrleen ( tub ¡rave its forty-socomi iliiiner In Now York tlio otber iiigbt. On Ibe wall biiiiK a banner einlik'iniitieiii of (be elub, u member toasting Duatli. Tbc two tables, Hronnd wbien twice tbirteeu skeletons averaging about 189 pounds each sat, were decked in everj Ibing Ibst is ebecrful. Ou eueb burnerl ibii teen tiny candies in tin candlesticks. In front of cacij lav a menu in tbe simpe of a coltin, bearing, in IctU i> of blood, tbe viands coiii|)osed uf tliirteen courses, principal among wbicb were tbir-leen ujsters, frioandeiiu of veal, wiib tbir-lts!n peas, iiiid roast p.irtridge in winch stnuk tbirteeu original fuutbers. Beside tbc itienii lay tbe wmc card in tlie sba]M‘ of a tuDibstoiie, i‘«uriDg tbiitecn kinds of w iue.    ____ Balrymeii I’reler It. McMrs. Wells, Riulinrosm A (Jo.; Since tbe intnxlnction ot your lmprov(.>d Butter Color among my customers, it bus given universal salisfaetio i. 'I boleailinz duirynien ol tiiis Bection who have used it give It the prelVrenoe over all other colors, ol whatever uaiueor nature. They «re esirccially pleased with the fact that it does not Im coiiiu ruiicid. iiku other oil colors, and tbolr product hriugs highest prices lu ui'u keu \\. 8. Nay, iJruggist. L’udorhill, Vu, April.*», Ikown ICasi Dialect. IMi'irhniit 'Iraveler.] A banquet in the dm e>;t ot Bovtoii is kiiovvii us a baiinqnel. A quiet Hgout, w ith only one inissloii to fiilllli. cam • into the iiuin'm of .Mr. Albi<rl ( liaitdler, of Erumptoii, tpieeii .ViineCo., Mil lie gsvn it to bis •atber-iii-law, .Mr. (iiHxtwill, who w.is siilf'rtiig wiili severe Ptieumaiisin. Afi.-r a iniii liewroio: “It Is buvliig a wonderful effeei in bis «’use. lie iceurdM bis irosnesHioii of it as jirovU deiilinl. His wonderful ebaii'.:o lias iihIoii. islied tbo coiiiuiiinity.” Ilio n lie dy is .Mbloplioro*, a lialiiral aiitnlele lor tie* |Mj|soii and acid in ibo blood, wlios > pres, eiieo is Ibi! precursor and causo ol ilieu. iiiutic and iieurulgiu pains and iiill lUiiiia-tlou. There is growing at Hiiiinysidc, tVasb-ingloii IrvliiK’s forinor re»ldciicc, an Ivv wbicb liQ broil4ht from Abbotsiord, and wbicb WHS planted by Walter 8colI. Even ill Ilonotiilu. tho capital of (be '(iindwieb IsIbiuIb, tncy uso lb. Biiirs (Jougb Hj rup. Miss KorteBciiP, of Mnaatlonul note in London, is coming to Amcricii. “llviiKb on Toutbuobs,’' liuUut rvlwt. Be. THE THOROUGHBRED. A Chnpu'i* on ilie Arabian anil the Bhiglisli lluoe Horse. iKit-linli lilirstrat <1 .u.tgiuine.j It is not a very far cry from Blnn-tlevill lo the time w lion one of the three sires from wliich the race of the Fhiglish thoroughbred liorseshave sprung arrived in Eiighuid. Tho By-erley Turk came to this country about l(>89;.tlio ('rodoliiiiiii Arabian, bim.self a pony of fonrlecii and a half bands, though bis descendants were in every way great in tlie land, died atdogmu-gog Hills, the .scat of Iho Duke of Ix'cds, in 17.xl. I'roni the third of this I rio, the Darley Arabian, sprang Eclipse, wiiose son, young Kclipse, won the second Derby in 1781. The Arab Jias always been the favorite liorse of fiction. He has been dc-scrilM’d so often that a picture of a typical Arab, adcseendant of Blnndc-vill’s "Barbarian” will snrtice. Here is tbe small bead, tlie swelling nos-tril, the small, sliurp ear, tlie mild and gentle eye (in rc|»ose, for lie is easily excited), the arched neck, the compact body—the Arab is rarelv over tonrtoen hands one inch in lieiglil—the clean legs, .niid tliut peculiar set on and carriage of the tail, “carried out with the sweep like the irnrvc of u palm branch,” an ciitbnsi-ast has said, which are characteristic of the desert born. It is not to be understood tliat tbe three Arabs—to OWO tfre vrrrwTmTItTIT—TTTTiiied al’ove are the progenitors of all English tlioronghbrcd horses. 'I'liis is by no means the ca.sc, but tbe blood of these three cnormouslv preponderates. How it conics to jiass that the (hor-ouglibred Aral» from wiiidi the Kn-giisli tlioroiigbbred sprang, through some itrterniixtnros of what is supposed to Im; an aifogctlicr jioorcr strain, slionld be so nincli inferior in speed and stamina to the English horse, which at its best lias an existence of only some two ccnturic.s, it is iniiiossihic to say. The Ia«t unquestionably, exists. Hardly any weight will “brlngtbc two"—the Arab and the English race horse—“logctlior;” that is to say, carrying a very nincli heavier burden the Englisli horse can, williont any sort of-etVort, ontgalloi) Hie more direct de.sccndant of his Eastern ancestor. On Indian racecourses Hm Arab has an allowanee ot no less Hian three stone against English-bred horses, wliicli must ho as a rule far inferior to the average (;oinpetitor at Newmarket; and tlic Arab very rarely wins a race even witli this advantage. Tin; eouragc, docility and (;ndnrance of tin; .Arab innst Ix; rm’ognizcd with every praise. Omar I’asha, a bay horse belonging to the 'I’lirkish (h;ii-ci-al of that name, is said to have g:d. loped—at any rate to have gone! speedily—ninety miles, from Hilis-iria lo Varna, without a lialt, carrying a ine.sscngcr who brought news of the Itiissiaii reinilse. From iln* <'■ i.tt..»Ouiuc l'u^lüi ciioie li» land, liaving presented to Sir Itiehard .\irey. H lias h(;en said that the un-iiiiid was not a true Arab, but he was probably true enough for purposes of argument. Over a enp coiir.sc, however, that is to say, two miles and a half of galloping ground—ample, as the pace races me run to lest (;ndtir-ance—the English race horse is unapproachable. He has been not only approached, hut h(;aten, a snpciiiciali observer may say, by the French' (ilRdialenr and liy the Hungarian Kisher, iJorliy winners; but lliese were in all cs.sentials English liorses. Tiic Englisli tlioilmgiihread is, in fact, the glory of his race. One longs to know what Blniidevill would have said could the good man have only seen Blair Athol win Hie I>«;rb\—a sight Hilt WHS denied him, unless ihcrcls more in the I’sychical Society than tlic world snpimses. It has been recorded that Eclipse, whose desea nt is lo be traced from hotii the Darley und Hie Codolpliin AraJdan, galloped a mile u minute, but this, or aiivlliing approucliing to this, it> wildly Incredible. At Brighton last year it was said that a horse called Brag, the iiroperly of Mr. Leoixild de Kotliscliihl, ran a mile and heat the Oaks winner, (Je-lieiinni.ss, in h;ss Ilian one minute und lliirty-ninc Hi;conds, hut this again is cxcccdimjrly douhtfnl. Probably the (pdekcst lime on record is that made l»y the hitc I/ird .Sianifoixl's Dioplian-itis, u son of Orlando, who thrungh EclipAu and other lior-es, nulled Hie great Arab strains. Diopliaiitiis won the 'I'wo Thousand (iiiineas In one minute mid foriy-tli:c<; seconds. The course is seventeen yards over om; mile, and this time, over the same course, was e(|iiuled hy (¡alopiii, a inner of the Derny, in 187.*i. in hi» match against .Stray Shot, dam of .Shot-over, who won thcgrcui Epsom race for the Duke of Wesiniiiister in 1H>S2. It is a singnliir illusion lo sii)i|m)sc, us the uninsirncicd do, Hiat the English ihoronyhhrcd horse is u slim and feehle—wliat Is calh;d a weedy mil-nial. There aro weedy iiieiíihers of ids Irilx’, no doubt, and when (;x-|M)S(;d on a race rourao ul two yoar.s old, which probably means some twenty montliH, these hanlllngs may seem i»oor. ’riiese can no more truly ho set down as tj pical raei? hurscs than can the Icn-yenr-old hoy bo hold up as an exumpio of the man. The SkjreHroltei-». [itii’iiiiioiiii ini|iAt<h.] Since Hie solHcmont in North Caro lina of a colony of Scottish crofters from the island of Skye, onr people have felt considerable interest in the affairs of tliesc nnforlnnates. Skye has a population of 20,(X)0. The soil is poor and the croftcre earn a living with the gre.at(;st difticnlty. The landlords are a grasping set and demand high rent. During recent years the crofters have liecn driven to the verge of starvation. One preject for their relief was lo colonize them in America, and tin; North Carolina ex-jieriiiient was tried, hut with only douhtfnl snceess. Matters have gone on from had to worse in Skye until there is a prospect of armed reheliioii. At last accounts the landloi*ds wore siu’king to evict about 2,000 tenants. 'I'Ik’sc jioor |H*opIe when put out of their little (;ubins have nowhere to go. Driven to des|H;ratiun they show light. Of course their case i.s iKqie-less. Troops have been sent to the island to muiiitaiii order, and a conflict ean result in notliiii" hut the bnlchery of the helpless and hopeless crofters. These innocoiit. victims of foreign laiidloi*dism deserve a better fate. Tliey are the remnant of several brave and onec powerful Scottish clans, und patriolisni and honesty have hronglit them to their present sad eondilion. WASHINGTON’S APPEARANCE. Tlie FirM Ctoad. BV B. r. B. They Btood at the BitBrnne short ye.ir ago: lie vmvcn from the trouhlce of ii(e to defend her. To hiiTe tier and hold her for wenl or for woe -She 9|H)k« the roqwunon in accenw» ni<wt lemtcr. To-iii(rlit in the gloom, they are BittiiiK apiirt; Oh! IwiH ull her wifely dcrolioii licen wa»tetJT She iiiopee there in wlence, n n.iin nt her henrt: The Uiiipe arc uiiliahted. hi» •nv>pev uniaateil. Their sky. erst nil eloiidlcM. I» now overeant; For Joy there i» M>m>w, (or Kindn.-w dejection; The >«er|Nint h.*»» entered their Eden nt lost. And left it» ilnrk trail ou the flowers of aiToc-tioii. Oh, well may there l»e in her Ijosom n pnln; A itrief ttiat she vainly endeHV .rs to smother; To-ni;;ht he lias told her, in Inngiia}» quite plain, She cnii’t cook hit meals halt as well ns his mother! CURRENT FUN. Pen l*lc»nr.*s of tliii F’atliei- of Bin Coiiiiii’y—Hln Mouo of l.ifti. fTjrftn* fTi An uid gentleman tvhom I met above the Braddock Hole! told mo he had for ymirs heard (ieorgc Washington (’usHs talk of his adopted latlicr. Said he: “(jiistis looked up to Washington as a god. He de.scrihed him as straight us an Anieritran Indian und as free in his walk as Hie savage. From llie ktorics I have heard of >\'asi)ilngton I have tried to pietnre him in my mind’s eye. He was a tall man, padded witli muscle. He was six feet two in his shoes, and he weiglied 210 |M)unds in his prime. Ho wore alM)iil No. 11 shoes, and had gloves lhi(;e limes as large us tho average. Ills hands were so large that they were a curioaity, and his whole frunie was bony uiul large jointed, lie had a broad chc.st, hut not a full one. It was rather hollow, and tic wiov troubled in Ids last days with a congli. His mouth was firm and his low or jaw gripped the upper w ith a ihitcrniiiied grip. In later jears he lust his teeth, and the false ones he got did not lit well and pushed out his low (*i’lip. Ho had eyes of cold light gray, whicli could look stern and angry u|>un ocea.sioii, and which sclctoin smiled. Ho was as wide at the hips as at the shoulders, and kept his straightness of siatnroto the last. He had large legs, und was a üood rider and runner. Y on have heard the stories of his womlcrfnl strength of •*'“    threw stones w iiie dislanecs. His nose was rather thick and coarse. I have never heard that it had a liiossoni on it. He was rather lastidious as lo his dres-i, though he wore plain elothes wlieii not on milihyy duly. He always shaved himself, hut had a servant to comb and tie his hair every morning. I have heard Mr. (/’ukHs say that he rose very early at Ml. Vernon, often before daybreak, and as early as 4 n. m. He would at sunrise go to his stables and look at his blooded horses. Wlioii ho came hack he luul a light lireakfust of corn cakes, lioiiey am! lea, vr somcHiiiig of that sort, and then he ate iiolliiiig more niiiil dinner. I aiu s|M;akiiig of his later years. After breakfast lie rode over ids estate, and at 3 had returned and was dressed for dinner. Dinner was a big meal at Mt. V’eriion, and Washington ate noHiiiigafler it. Hensii’jlly drank five glasses of Madeira wine aldcs8crt,bnt 1 have never heard of his being drniik. He was not opposed to Hie moderate use of li(]uor, and when he w’as first elected to Hie House of Burgesses of Virginia, among Hie Hems of liis elce-tiun ex|>oiiscs were a hogshead and a harrel ot whisky, thirty-five galloiis of wine and forty-three gallons of heer. Ill tlic Virginia House he did not cut a great figure. He whs not innch of a sjieaker, hut he was jiopu-lur or he could not have held his place for lifieeii years, as he did. 1 have niiderstcMid that lie ti-eated his slaves very well, hut that he made them work and would allow no fcmliNlmoss iiiiiuiig them. Washington liked the theater, and ho was fond of duneing in curly life.” rpwiiril and onward is the iiioilo liiut Mlsliler’s llerli B.tiers has used eu r siuce llie pii’MMitatioii of (hu iiiediehiu to the Aim ricaii ji^ ople, und In all eaH.«s of liver uonipliiiiit, kidiu') dlueases in their iiiiiltl-(iliisl Hint intrieato r.niii and deiaiii;('iiients of Ihe ütoimich and ImiwHs, it nus prove*! its title to Ih> the Is’ul reliiedy extHiit. BiyiitJ Mainfoi’d. of 1 i(.u|»stiur>r, Sleiilien (‘oiinty. New S’ork, w riles; “Tho lesti-nmiiv iif ull V'bo tiso It Is, that it IB txHh iioiulleial und lellahle,” It’s a wise turkey that refuse» to get fat at this setison of the year.—[N. Y. Journal. When a « ashicr becomes unsteady a deiKtsitor is in danger of losing his halaiicc.—[N. Y. Journal. “There arc [voems unwritten and songs niisniig.” It is this that reconciles US to life.—[South and West. The favorite poem of some of those who made wagers is “Bets and I are out.”— [Pittsburg Chronicle - Tcle-^rnph. Philip Armour, the Chicago pork king, is worth |2.'),0(X),(M)0. The gloríes of fJreece have not departed after all.—[Boston Post. Pliiludelphia has just refused tbe gift of a new drinking funiitain. There isn’t going to lic any mercy shown the St. John men for some time lo come.—[Lowell Courier. Sara Bcrnhanlt says she wants lier Ixxly emhnlmed when she ascends. Al)ont 2881 some scientific society will discuss the peculiarly formed ramrod used hy the ancient French.—[.South and West. “In Maine yon can buy canes which are hollow and filled with whisky.” .Ies.) so! In Georgia wc fake a drink with a stick in it, and in Maine you take a stick with a drink in it I—The Georgia (Jrocker. In Alierrteen, D. T., aW judges are iiowspapor iiioii. TJioy piiifisb all otrenders by making them subscribe to their respective jotiriials. A mao thinks twice liefere ixiiiimitting a crime in Alicrdcen.—[Lowell Courier. “Wife, I wish you could make pies that would taste as good as my mother’s used to.’’ “Well, mv dear, you run out und bring in a pailful of watep and a hovlful of coal and an Aviufiil of wood, just as yon used to tor yonr mother, and maybe yon will like iny picB as well.” He concluded the pies would do just as they were. —[Chicago News. An honest tanner was invited lo attend a party at the village diN'tor’s one evening, where there was lutisic, both vocal and iiistrnincnlal. t)n the following iiioriiiiig he met one of the guests, who said, “Well, tanner, how did yon enjoy yourself last evening? Were not the quartets excellent?” “Why, really, sir, I can’t say,” said he, “for I didn’t taste ’em; but the j>ork chops were the finest 1 ever ate.”— [Gootl Ch«!cr. ♦ — » — Coiintcri'olting a Valuable .Article. Tbe publisher of the Madison Couutj Record writes from Huntsville, Ark., as lo the effect of Hrow n'a Irou Bitters on bis wile. Mr. Dau|(berty says; “My wife has Ixxni iiBing tho Bitters for some months; tbe effect hi her case Is remarkiibie.” He also writes that oivin'.; to counterfeits and iialtulinns, it w as difficult to get the |cca-uiuc article. TJiat difii *ulty Iihb now been remedied; iiiiilHtors have Iwen exjioaeUand put to flight. There, mb elsewhere. Brown’s Iron Bitters can l>e had of sit the ru-ipects-hie drnggists at a dollar a bottle. Twiiia In I'onnfKrHCHf. f Bridfeieirl Lor. N. V. 8un.] The returns made to the Registrar ot births, marriages ami deaths show an un-tiBualiy lurifc uutiPxT of births of twins. Almost every |lw«lciuii has rcportml a number of esses, sad one physician bus bud MS many ns twwlve. Th(’ plivsicians call it tbe twin yeuN One Brid.;eitort man became tbe fMtbvrofa beultby puirot twins otic day lust week, ami tbs next day b# luilevl in btiMiiicHR. Colonel Prcjevuliky’s lutest explorutious In riilix't bavs been notably sucoeuful, and ho will remain there throuxhout tho coming winter. The climate of the great pIsU’su, 11,500 ieot shove tbe eea, be de-BcrtbeB ue terriblv sovero. Tbo entire summer w as cold. with occasional snows, the th ’rinoiueter iii July ottHn railing many degree! below the freexing point. Cslarrhs! ThniHt sffiH-noiis, bat'king, trrt< ittns -• -    ••    - Lougl After INplilherla. Diphtheria ie a terriide diHease, require Ink' the grcateet MW.IleuI Hklll to eff vt a completo cure. Even when Its power le broken, it clinirs to the patient with great porHiMteiicy, und oOen leaves the svstein |x>isoiied utui orostruted. Just here H(X> i’s Sarsaparlll I unosa VMst Hiiiouiit of ><uud, ex|M'llina iinpiNWes Iron) the t»lo«>.l, giv. iiiZ it I ichnosH und vitality, whilu it rvuo-vutes uad etrengtuuns the system. M orkiiig for liiilcpeiideiiew. (Aire of Steel.] nicre Is nhumlant evidence that In nearly all Ibp Au'vtrullun colonies considerable enterprise is b<>iiig luaiiirested in*respect th coal proilaction. After much sxpcriiueuUog. Dr. KiubsrtW ion bos found a saUsfsotory means of causing pslnlees death, and has introduced it luto the Home (br l/vet !>>g« in lx>ndcui. The siiimsle to be killed are placpvl in a chamber charged with a mixture oi c„r-boiiio oxide and ohiorururra vapor, wbcn they tranquilly full asleep ami wukc no more. ’•Kough on Itrh’’ eiirrs hiosors frMpnon% _           Alll||«    liri-    VSS    ••    ^ iMttnx ( oiiirlis, Colds cured by “Koiigh on rinsworu», UUcr. soil rlwuiu, Iro»ts*l test, cSil-di».’’ <Sx tiUiua.

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