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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - June 5, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XL.T. ISo. Í23.OI]VOITV]> A.TX, THXJirSÜ^Y, JUIVE 5, 1884:. $1 Per Year. liOTo's Content. Thongh lie may atray 8 line Mile day To where bright eyes are glancing, To eutch the mirth Who^ie Joyous birth The momeut'makca entrancing: Yet well I know That soon he’ll grow All aearietl of iheir wiling, And flee, unsent. I’ll be content And greet my lore a-smiling. —iThe Current. NOTES AND NEWS. Gladstone sings to bimsclf when he walks In his garden. The new Mayor of Philadelphia is mak* ing a raid on swinging signs. Don Pacheco, one of the earliest Spanish* Ain(‘rican settlers of Contra Costa County, California, weighed 425 pounds at his Itt* neral ti:e other day. A private letter from A. A. Sargent, lately United States Minister to Germany, states that he will return to this country about the end of next mouth. V» ales has attained a new distinction in his promotion to the position of patron of tne Tcniiiorarv Home for Ixist and Starving Dogs, of wliicb institution the Earl of Onslow Is president. The petition to Queen Victoria in favor of the restoration of Valentine Baker to the British Army has already been sitmed bv over 12.001) |K*rsons, Incinding several peer's and members of the Cotninous. Mrs. Sinclair, who was divorced from Edwin Forrest yetirs'ago, is still living on Staten Island, and Is «hale, hearty, handsome old lady, plentifully provided with this world’s gcotis, including some of the best. Henri Scott, the well known artist who has just died in Puris, sent to the Vie Mmlerne flio last illustration that he ever drew. Underneath it was the title, “My Tomb,” and it appeared in the paper on the very day of his death. Prince Yaiiiasbinn, of Japan, who was injured by a railro id accident last week, wears Aineric in clothes of the latest cut; but his coiiiplexion. described as “a compromise lictwoen old gold and a brass kettle,” betrays his nationulity. Mrs. Edward Burnett, of Boston, the only daughter of James Russell l^well. Is noted as a very fine horsewoman and she Is an equally gomi sailor, making nothing of occasional trips unattended acmaa the Atlantic to visit her lather In London. A nerson boarinir the portcntious name of Christopher Rice Mausel Talbot has been, since the death of Lord Forester, In 1874, ihe Father of the House of ('ommoiis. He has reiiresented In that body the countv ol Glamorgan since lAW, and he atill aits. Malicliism is catching. Another Mahdi has risen iu Bokhara by the name of Mo-hamnied Abdallah Ben Oman. He has taken the title of Kefrid, and has written a letter Pi the tiultaii calling u[>on nim to unfurl the green banner of Mebammed against the unfaithful. The hero of the hour nt Berlin at present Is Dr. Koch, the President of the German Cholera Commission, who baa just returned from Indio, where he has disqovereo the eholera germ. He studied medicine at Gottinceij, and alterward pursued his microscopic studies of bacteria at Breslau under Professor Coho. Ifr. Koch has been known to the scientific world for some time as a conscientious and accurate observer, but te tbe non-scientifio world bis name was unknown until bis discovery of the cholera rerni.A NARROW ESCAPE. Imi>oi*iant Testimony. We commend the following from a gentleman ill Providence, R. 1.. to tbe careful perusal of all w ho doubt the curative value of our treatment. After am stioning, and hesitating he finally became alarmed at his coiiditiuii. which was sUmdily growing w orse, and resolved to give Compound Oxygen a trial. What it did for him is best told In Ills own words. He says: “1 cnminenced the use of Compound Oxygen after a good deal of tnnught, and, as far as ia in my power, careful study of the difl'erent cases which had licen finally testified to as to tbe great benefit received, but not without many niis.'ivings of its great curative power. 1 had lieon running down, coiiseqiiont tiiiou haixl ofllce work and close confinement for many years, until 1 took the buaincss of train conductor In hope of a benefit from out-door exercises. In my reduced state 1 took cold at the very coinmeiicemcnt, w hich, after a five weeks’ struggle, threw mo Into typhoid pneumonia. It was at this time that 1 resolved to try and sec lor myjclf how far you hud succeeded in accoin|disliing what you scctiM'd to desire—that of conferring a great lienctit U|H)ii your lellow beiiigs bv giving them th s great remedy, so seemingly simple and nt so Hi tie cost, and I am to-day truly thankful tnat 1 had the courage to uuder-take wbat BO few would advise under tbe circuinstunces. From a weak ami feeble state 1 have HttaimHl to aoinothing like my old self. Broiichia! trouble la leas, and shnrtiicaa of breath uiid hcurt trouhiu have decn>nv(Hl. I feel Ualer generally, and be- !rln to think there may be something of life ell for me yet.” Our “Treatise on Compound Oxygen,” containing a history of tbe discovery and mmie of action of this rcuiurkable curative agi nt, und a large record of surprising cures iu Consumption, Caturrh, Neuralgia, Broncliiiia, Asthma, et».. and a wide range of chronic diseases, n ill lie ai<nt free. Address Drs. Htarkcy & Palcn, IluO and 1111 Girard street, l’büadelplilu. ■ mi H—m A Btrange Season. Il’hlladclphia Ktcortl.l Here we are, well along in the second week of May, and nobody killed with s bass ball. Everythin} is backward this season. Colonel Augustus Clioplcigli, late of Her Majesty’s Indian army, lives in a stately retii*cmcnt ujion his snug little estate in one of the pleasantest of the home counties. From an outsider’s point of view, the colonel seemed to possess most Uiings which are generally considered to constitute mundane happincs.s. His liver had survived pawnees, curries and a tropical sun intact; his income was amule; ho belonged to two or three good Ijon-donclub.<i; he had an excellent cellar ot wine; he was a J. P., respected by his neighbors and worshipiHl by his tenants; and he rode to cover on the best of cattle. Yet with all this, the colonel had two eternally grinning skeletons in his cupboard. The first was the possession of a iie'cr-do-weel sou, and the second was the non-possession of a wife. Augustus Ohopleigh, Jr., although a ne’cr-do-wccl iu the eyes ot a parent who was more rigid and precise than are most gentlemen who have breathed the atmosphere of barracks and cantonments during the best part of their lives, was, after all, but an ordinary, “every-day young man.” He betted a little, it is time; he belonged to a club where play was sonictimcs high of an evening; he could drink his claret like a man; he was a connoisseur in cigai-s; no possessed two or three long tailors’ bills, and he was given to staying in town for a week at a time. Still, after all, what could be expected of a high-spirited young fellow who had received a first-rate education, and was therefore unfitted for any serious walk in life; who was goml looking, who dressed well, who found life at stately Dnm Dum Hall a little monotonous at times, and who had a handsome annual allowance? But in the eyes of the Colonel all these little peculiarities were heinous crimes, and Uic poor old gentleman, as ho pondered in tno solitude of what he called his “study,” saw very clcarlv that unless the youn» man was settled in life with a well-hi’cd, wcll-conncctcd girl, he would infallibly follow, at headlong pace, that broad road which leads to destruction. Often alone at Dum Dum Hall, deprived of the society of his son, and not caring very especially for that society when offered, it was hardly to be wondered at that the Colonel yearned for a suitable partner in his exile. The memory of the departed Mrs. Chopleigh could hardly be said to he yet green, for she had siiccuiuhed to an aggravated attack of jungle fever some twenty years before, when Augustus, junior, was hut a stiuppliag in plaid dresses and hare legs. It might be said that the remedy was easy. Why didn’t the Colonel take unto himself a second Mre.Chopleigh ? There were plenty of eligible spinsters who would* have jumiicd at an offer from such a fi'esh-faccd, active, wealthy gcntlciiiau, who was little beyond the prime of life. There was, however, an almost invincible obstacle. Unlike most military men, Colonel Chopleigh was painfully shy; IKJi’haps remembrances of the de-larted Mrs. Chopleigh, who was cnown as the Dum Dnm Tartar, had driven out the youthful assurance which had won her; at any rate, the flutter of a petti-oat awakened feelings within the gallant Colonel’s breast which were not to be stirred by a horde of yelling, mutinous SejKiys, or by the stiffest bullfinch in the county. He had loved at a distance a score of times, but he had never placed himself within speaking reach of tbe various objects of his affections. Suddenly matters took a different turn. A young lady of strikingly prepossessing appearance—Milliccnt Van- app John, only (laughter of the Ucv. Aloy-siuB Vánjohn, the only vicar—had been espied by the Colonel proceeding UP the lane which ran parallel with his grounds, as he paced along his favorite shrubbery walk. Being on his own projMjrty had inspired him wilh courage; he had gazed at her, and she had blushed and looked down. He hurried into the house, and shut himself up in his study. “I am flfly-flvo,” he said to himself., “I am—well, I am well-looking; my waistcoat is of decent girth ; 1 have a good complexion ; and a inaiids only as old as he feels. Why shouldn’t 1 ? I may Imj called an old fool. Well, there’ arc plenty of older fooii in the world. 1—wcil—1 will I” Miss Vanjohn was wnlljing at the identical s|K>t at the identical hour ilic next day, and the next day after that, and so on for more than a week, and each day the same little comedy lart ngs Internal revenue collections for the ten months of the fiscal year amount to |90,. 104.745; ■ UtfcreoHe of |10,000,027 as com-pariHl with the corie^poiullna iierlrxl of iho previous yo«r. the prlncitial decrease being on tnbaeuo. There was uu increase of$12,-4GU,M4 from spirits. There was a feud hctwoon the Powoll and Sbeton families it IjSke (Hty, Ark., and the heads ol Ike bouses uautually killeil •avh other. was plavcd—sheep’s eyes on the of Ihe doloncl, blushes and look down on the part of Mlsa Mliliceiit Vaiijolin. Did Miss Vanlohu walk up that lane SO regularly with a tixod purpow? Of course she did. Punetnally at 4 o’clock, every after noon Mr. Xugnstiia Chopleigh, Jr., met her at the top of it. It was rather an otld thing to do=--thc daughter of a well known parson meeting inh rosa the son of an equally well known Colonel. The following conversa'.ion exnlalns It: ‘•Oh, Gill I I begin to feel so aw fully guilty, meeting yon like this! Why can’t wo love each other openly'( There’s nothing to be ashamed of iu it.” “For more than one reason, my darling. I’ve a had reputation down here; all fellows have in country places who go up to town, belong to a club, drivc#lown to Ascot, take medicinal B. and S.’s, and so on. If the old man were to know that I was spooning yon he’d rush off to your father and warn him. If your father were to know he’d rush off to mine and tell him that I Avasn’t a fit aspirant for the hand of his daughter.” “But is your father such a terrible old gentleman, then? What is he like ? I’ve never seen him.” “No, I don’t suppose yon have. He fights shy of anything with a petticoat on it like the plague. I’ve known him cut a good run short because there were ladies alone with him in the same field, and he Avas afraid that in case of an accident he’d have to assist them. He’s a tall old felloAV, with a fresh complexion and a gray mustache, and always wears shepherd’s plaid trowsers summer and winter. Why, Avhat’s the matter?” “O dear I O dearl Gns, don’t go on, please don’t or I shall die of laughter.’^ “Why, what is there to laugh at in it, Millie? By Jove, if you saw him in a temper you wouldn t laugh.” “Why, my dearest Gus!—he’s—he’s iu loA’c with me.” “The old boy—my father—in love with yon ? Nonsense, my dear—nonsense, I say. Why, he’s more afraid of a girl than an earthquake, or a boa-constrictor, or anything. What on earth makes you think that he is in love with you ?” “Why, Gus, every day when I come along he’s Avalking in the garden. I’ve ahvays taken him for the steward, or some one, and he makes such eyes at me. Oh, you’d laugh if yon could see him. Í try not to, but I knoAv I blush and look aAvfully sillv.” “By Jove, Milly, it’s no laughing matter—that it isn’t A man’s father his rival in love!” That evening Mr. Gns appeared at home at an nnusnally early hour. “Well,” AV'as the greeting of his ))arcut, “you’re not here so precious early, with that goody-goody face, for notldng, I’m sure, you young scamp! When A’ou tprn up punctually to dinner I kiioAV von Avaiit something out of me. But, mind, not another halfpenny do you get. I’ve already advanced your quarter’s alloAvance, and if you’v’c been squandering it on actresses and race meetings, and unlimited loo and dinners at Bristol, I Avon’t help you. And not only that, sir, but I’m going to put a stop to it. Once for all—and Augustus Clmpleigh’s a man of his Avord—I don’t care if Stnlty or Golding, or Moses, or any of them come down and dun you at this very door, not a rujiec do you get out of nic.” ‘•What a deuce of a hurry you’re in, father I” said the young man. “I don’t Avant any money.” “Well, Avhat the dickens is it then?” said the old gentleman, seeing that his son looked confused. “\\rj)y_well, I’m in love, that’s all,” replied Gns, “and I’m going to be married to the best girl in England— a perfect lady, Avell bred, Avcll connected, and ” The effect of this speech upon the old Colonel Avas electrical. He jumped lip from his end of the tabic, almost upset Parker, Avho was handing him the chillies, rushed toward his son and shook his hand heartily, his face beaming with excitement and pleasure, as he exclaimed: “You’re sure of what yon say ? It isn’t Fifinc of the Jolity, hey ? A lady, Avell bred, well connected ” “I’a e l)ccii a hit of a scamp, perhaps, father,” said the young man, “but I’ve never gone in for low form: so, Avhcn 1 tell you she’s all that could be wished you must believe me.” “Of course I Avlll; of course I do!” roared the Colonel. “Who is she ?” “Well, I don’t want to give you her name just now, fhr many reasons, but you may take my word for it that she’s nobody to be ashamed of,” said Gus. “All right; all right; I won’t ask any more questions. 8o long us yon are going to steady down with a go(Hl lady-liko wife I don’t care,” saitl his father. “By gad, Gus, I thought you Avcre going to bo a millstone round niy neck for the remainder of my life. And now, niy boy, you’ve astonished me. I’m going to astonish you. What do you think is about the most un-likolv thing I should do?” “Give up hunting!” replied Gns, “or sell your orchids! or put up for the county! or ” “No, no; iiotlilng of that kind,” said the Colonel, chuckling. “I’m— I'm going to he married too.” The son affected the greatest astonishment. Tlie (!olonel continued: “But look here, my boy; it won’t interfere Avith your iirospccts, and— ami, when I say I’m going to be married, I mean that I have my eye on someone, and I I’kther think, alioml that some one has a reciprocal eye on me. I’m not Hiich an old bird, cli!’’ “Not a bit of it,” rcjilicd Gm-; “and may 1 a«k who the ^rtuiiate object of your attention is?” “Well,” answered the C(»loncl, Isughiiig, “I’ve a good mind not to tell you, you dog, a» you kec|) iiic In the dark about your Inamoriita. But I will. Do you know Miss Van-john ?” “Tall girl, brown hair, brown eyes ?” a-iked Guh, innoccntlv. “Yes, yes—that’s the ouel Shea going to be Mrs. Chopleigh the second,” said the Colonel, rubbing his hands gleefully. “I think—ahem! that if I can screw up my pluck I shall speak to her to-inorrow.” That evening the Reverend Alov-sius Vanjohn received an unexpected visitor in the sliajie of Augustus Chopleigh. Urged by the desperate aspect of matters, the young man had resolved to face the terrible parson, as he belicA^ed him to he, and to lay the state of affairs before him. To his glad surprise the reverend gentleman, Avho Avas really a go<Kl fellow and thought very Ávcll of Gus, laughed heartily at the thought of the Colonel s suit, and promised Gus tliat Milliccnt should marry him Avhcn and where he pleased. “1 say Gus,” roared the Colonel, as they Avorc leaving the smoking room for bed; promise me you’ll bring Mrs. Chopleigh here directly after you’re married.” A fcAv dap after Milliccnt Van-johii was quietly and unostentiously made Mrs. An^nstns C lopleigh in London. Faithful to his Avora the young man wrote informing his father of his marriage, and telling him that he should run down on the following day to introduce his bride to her new father. The Colonel was at dinner, that is to say, he was playing at dinner for what Avith his OAvn consuming passion and the eager exi>ectation with Avhich he awaited the arrival of his son and his dan4hter-ln-law, he sent aAvay almost nufastcd every dish that was set before h^i. 'The door-bclB rang. The colonel jumped up to anbwer it himself, but checked the movement. “No, no,” lie said; “I’ll have it a surprise to the last.” Gns entered. “Here I am, father!” ho said. “Y"es, yes; but avhere’s -?” said the Colonel impatiently. Gns Aveiit out and reappeared with Milliccnt. The Colonel staggered at first, and something like a froAVu gathered on his hroAv. But he recovered himself, and Avith a smile that illnmiiiatcd his Avholc face, said, addressing Milli-cent: “I am indeed delighted to welcome you to mv house as a daughter.” Then turning to his son, he added: “Gns, my boy, you’ve had an uncommonly narroAV es(ia|)cl” Observations. Spring flays of oM wore warm and long— They’re longer now, snd «ililcr— The world onee liked á merry song; It’s sadder now, and older. The ferries and the merry cUcs Are shy .mfl rtiscouteuicd; Thev’d sense enough to hide ihemselvM VVheu eusl winds wei*e invented. When songs they snng were sad at nil It wns n chwry sudness; The songs we write, if gla<l nt nil, Express a solemn glaiiness. Our smile is but n rh.ostcned grin. Out fatlicrs lunglma and meant it: And wiiGi) they sinned some joviul siu Ttiey left its to re|>ent it. —[Tiiisiey’s Magazine. A lionely Old Woman. ILeadvillc (Colo.) Chronicle.] There are a good many eccentric characters scattefx'd around over Colorado, and piHjijably more in the vicinity of LcadAtlle than in any other part of the State. One of the queer characters to Avhom the attention of travelers is always directed as they go over the road to Aspen, is an old Avoman that lives in a little cabin just this side of the slimmit, in the edge of the heavy growth of timber tjiat ahouinls until the road reaches timber line. No one knpws her name or how c lives there Aviuter is said to own a that are scattered nulaih side. Bhc jscssment work done so far as anybody njcver taken out any any of theiiroperties. She is a niysteiy to all avIio have seen her, for that is all they can say, for no one sccniH to knoAV licr or even her name. No fno knows Avhither she came or Avhe^ her relative live, If she iias any. 8he is a mystery to all, and goes aloiiig and attends to her own bnsiiicss. ' Huav she imike-» enough to live on no one has any idea, and she docs iiotBcoiu to bo inclined to enlighten thefi. A MeanHi^leaa Will. [Waslilngtnn llepiiblican.] A small omission in a properly oxe-eutcd paiicr will sometiiiics bring aliout results entirely diflercnt from what was cuiiteinplatcd when Ihe pa-])er was drawn, Is the folloAviiig extract from the avIII of the late .lohn Cumberland, fllc^ Avilh the Uegi'^ler yesterday, shoAvs^ ‘‘1 devise and bequeathe as fulloAVs: All niy real (éstate now being and lying in the District of Columbia, as well as ail inv |>ersoiial proiverty now being in said district: ainl, lastly, I herehy constitute ainl n iiMiint my dear Avit'e Sn-sannali to be solo executrix.” It "’ill be MH'ii that neither a devl'‘eo nor legatee U naniedl under the will. A man aiitrerlna ffom (lobllltv aiul less of «iqiellU!, took two boUli's of IIuimCi. >ais*-parilla, gaiacil lenpouiuts and gut (N'H- The ('athoHo Totil Absiliifiice Hnlun of New Jt-rsejr, Hlabop Wl/m'r presiding, adnnteU rcsoiution» tbsnkiitg I’rcsidcnt Artbur and SeureUfy of .Sut^* FrflliU'h'iy-sen for alulnx iu preveiitiug the tale of tus A monean Coilego it lluiiui. “Uouf U on Uuglul^ IrochM, Ibv, Liquid, tic. CEN. ZACH. TAYLOR. she subsists. 81 and summer, am number of claim)9 about the m( manages to get a in Some Avay, bn knows she has mineral nor sold An Old Campaignci-’s llecollection of ••UoiiKb and lieaily.” [Fort AVortli (Tcxa«) Gazette.] When our command joined the army General Taylor Avas the hero of the day. The recent battles Avliich lie had fought and gained had made liim famous tiironghout the land. We Averc prepared to see a Avarrlor with “gold lace and plume,” of noble carriage, and fierce countenance. Our astonishment can be imagined Avhcn Avc beheld a plain old fanner with not the first inilihiry insignia alrout him, wearing a witie brim Mexican sombrero and ordinary citizen’s clothes. There Avas nota subordinate around his headquarters that Avas not better dressíHl. Verily his name, “Rough and Ready,” Avas appropriate. He was rather short in stature for his size and apparent Aveight, with a face that indicated stern decision and untiring energy. Hie features Avcre not handsome, but by no means repulsive. A pleasant expression seemed to dAvell there Avhen he was off duty. His face gave no evidences of cultivation. Shaggy eyebrows, rather a prominent nose and round face; if any landmarks of intelligence were CA'er there the rough camp life the old soldier had led for so many years had obliterated them. General Tavlor w as a clumsy rider, mounting and dismounting his horse like an old farmer, only accustomed to horseback exercise Avhcn he bad occasion to ride to toAvn once in a Avhile. Yoiir corrcsiiomlcnt is not advised as to Avhat Avcre the religious preferences of General ’faylor. He had fallen into the habit so common in the army, and iwintedly emphasized his remarks as occasion required. He had none of that bombast about him that even,some of his loAvest subordinates nianifpsted.* In social conversation Avilh his officers he seemed to forget his rank, and oftentimes had a kind Avord for tlie jioor private. On one occasion wc had to cross one of those SAvift-ruiiiiing mountain streams, the water of Avhich was over Avaist-decp, and a sick and weakly-looking soldier was standing on the hank, I supjiosc meditating Avhcther he slionld take the venture or not. General Tayior rode by and saw the situation, assisted the imor soUIior up beliind him and carried him over the Avatcr. I saw that, and heard that soldier long after the Avar brag that he had “rode behind the FresidenL” General Taylor Avas always in the thickest of the battle, and seemed to be as destitute of fear as a rock. He rode a milk-white horse—Old Whitey —which seemed as cluiuhy as his master, and Irom long association seemed to have adopted some of his peculiarilies. General Taylor rode Old Whitey throughout the battles of Monterey and Biicna Vista. He was dressed very [ilainly; AVorc a common soft hut and an old faded cassimcrc coat, Avhich his old soldiers Informed us he had Avorn for many years. This coat received its first Avoimd at Buena Vista, Avhere two musket balls, one about three inches below the otiicr, passed through both lapels, 'riie Avriter, thougli Avith General Taylor's coinniuud for nearly a year, never suav him dressed in full uniform, cxccqit on the occasion of the dc[>artnrc of the remains of our regiment for home. We had struck our tents, packed our knujisacks, and the last act of oiir departure from Walnut Springs was to take leave ot onr old chief. We Avcrc formed in line, and lie came out in our front dressed in regulation uniform, cap-a-nic. He was visibly embnrrussed, and not a heart in ony cominaiid but Avhat Avas touched. With some awkward schoolboy gestures he muiiaged to say “that he hoiicd that iu private life avc would make as brilliaut records as Ave had in the service of our country” (or sumcthiiig very nearly to that cft’ect), and bade us farewell. it have any idea of its extent. There are probably hundreds of persons coniK'cted Avith the industry right hero in Boston. “The process of transforming the filthy uccnmulatioiis of gutters and cns|)idors into briglit, lincly-tlavorcd smoking tobacco is tlius exjilained; The uhl cigar stumps, after the charred cuds are cut off, arc soaked in a solution of ammonia and some other chemical Avlilch takes nearly all the nicotine from the tobacco and removes all traces of smoke and ereosote. The mass of pulpy tobacco is then pressed into cakes ami sliced by a cutting machine, after Avhich it is given a hath in some bleaching solution which removes nearly all the properties of which the Avced is possessed when it comes from the plantation. It is now taken to the roof on trays and left to dry in the sun. IVhen thoroughly drj', it is carefully L'iken up on the trays uiid can ied below, where it is passed under an atomizer, by Avhich it is damiicued . by a ])reparation of glycerine and some flavoring extract, after Avhich it is in sha[)c to be made into cigarettes or put up in packages as smoking tobacco. The business is said to Ik* perfectly legitimate, as the manufacturers comply with the roquiremciits of the revenue laws, and the tobacco thus pays a double tax.” •It’s a p:<M)d thing that those who smoko this second-hand tobacco don’t realize Aviiat it is, or its use might be lessened ?” “1 don’t know about that. Those Avho ought to know say that the cigarettes thus made are far less harmful than many of those put up in more attractive shaiie, and that it would be a good thing for the youth of the country if all cigarettes were made of second-hand tobacco, prepared by this process.” Peculiarities of Haiul-Shaking. fixindon AVorld.J The different modes of shaking hands will delineate human character better than any other single act can do, and many peculiarities of different {Ki’sons may be noted in tlic perform-anec of this social custom. Who Avould expect to get a hnndsomc donation—or any donation at all—Irom a man who will give two fingers to be siiakcn, and keeps the others bent as u|K>n an “Itcblnjf^ palm ?” Tl*« hand coldly held out to \>e shaken ami di aAvn aAvay a^ain as soon as it decently may be, indicates a cold, selfish character, while the hand AvhieJi seeks yours cordially, and uuAvillingly re-iinqnishes its Avarm clasp,gives token of a warm disposition, and of a heart full of sympathy for humanity. lIoAV iiMich that is in the heart can be made to express itself through the agency «f the fingers 1 Who, having once ex)>erienced it, has ever forgotten the feeling conveyed by the eloquent pressure of the hand from a dying frieml when the tongue has ceased to sj^ak ? A right hearty grasp of the hand indicates Avarmth and ardor, while a soft, lax touch, Avitlioiit agrasj), indicates tJie opposite characteristics, in the grasp of persons with large hearted, generous minds, there is a “whole-soul” expression most refreshing and acceptable to kindred«jiirits, but Avhcn a inait prcsmiis you Avith a few cold, clammy, lifeless fingers, feeling very ninch like a dead tisli, aiul exjM'cts yon to do all the shaking, it Avill naturally make you think of the hospital and other cheerful things. Contrary to this style, there is a habit among a rude class of giving yonr hand a crnslihig grasp, Avliich is often inobt painful. In these cases there may be great kindness and a ‘ strong” «fieotiun, but it is as crude as it is lu'arty. If the grasp is warm, ardent and vigorous, so is tlic disposition. If it is c(M>l, lonnal and without emotion, so is the character. If it is magnetic and animating, the disposition is the same. A8 avc shake hands so avc feel, so Ave arc. Two .Sides of »tea(imcnr. When two-ye.ir-o’ff Way Bloínom Comes ilown in riear white dresg, And runs to lliul “dear Auntie,” And rl.iims lier sweet rales'», Then Auntie takes up lilossotu, A lid her eyes liiex and shine, “Oh! pretty fa!»y nfossoni. If you were only mind” When niossom, in the pantry, llish mounted on a chair, Has iiilibled at the leinir. Till half the cake is hare. Then Auntie puls down Itlossom, And her eyes they Rlow and shinet “Oh! nniiality baby Blossom, If you were only mine!”    —'S. A. CURKENT FUN. One doesn’t notice that a car-win* doAV is anything like an oyster until lie tries to open it.—[Rockland Cour^ icr-Gazcttc. There is at least one political record that is not unimpeachable—the Congressional    Record.—[Rochester I’ost-Express. “What do you live on?” asked t visitor of the country editor. “My ink-come,” said the shear»-wrestlcr.—[N. Y. Journal. Bathing suits more beautifullf shocking than ever are announced for Uie corning season. Something musk be done to attract \>eople to tlic sea-shove.—[Hartford Post. Large quantities of strawborrie* are being sent from the South in re-frigcrator-cars, and it is very cold lor any one avIio wants to purchase aujr of them.—[Bostyii Post. A cousin of Mile. Albani is a waitress in a siiltll hotel. It is asserted that she announces “Jiash” so sweetly that all the hoarders foci constraiued to order it.—[Boston Post. Owing to the crazy-qnilt mania, socictv young men on small incomes hot SceontMland Tohacco. ¡Bnfltou <;1«Ih:.1 “Just see tliem go for them! I suppose they enjoy (ho ‘old soldiers' as much as avc do onr Havanas.” Tavo geiilleinan hatl just cant their half smoked cigars in the street, and the above remark was calhal out by seeing a ronpic of gamins diA’c in tin; gutter for the stimips. “Enjoy (hem? Well, I guess not. Do yon imagine that they smoked all of the old ‘IniUs’ they manage to ;;coop in about tlic nity ?” “I never gave It a thought, but I don't see wlial else they want them for.” “Yon Avill ho surprised then when I tell you that lhe?,c old slumps Avhieh are gnilteied by the ton about the eity, Irom liolel cu-pitlors, saloon ash-boxes, railway Avaiting-rooms and [tnblic pluees generally, as Avell as from the gutlers, are mannlactnred into eigarctt(!s and smoking tobacco, but 1 am informed that such is the case, und that (his ‘seettml-hand' bnsi ness is bocoming quite an industry. Why, a dealer was explaining the |)i-occHs tome the other day. Of course yon don’t see any largo concerns cn gaged in this Inisiness; the trado is ( urried on in obscuro shops and teiio* men I houses, and heneo few pooitic outsiUo of iImso Avlioaro cngagea iu Olviiig    «    C^'hance. [Biwton Trunx'ript.l III the broker’s oflleo: “I understand that I can snhscrilM} hero for stock in the Meager Itallroud,” said a stranger, Avhom the haysecil in his litiir iinti tlie mud u|>on his brogaiis indicated Itclongiug in the cunntry. "Yes, sir,” rcplictl the broker. “Ia'I’s see: this is a safe iiivestmmit ?'’ “Per-feetly safe.” “Aiul you have luul tAvice the entire amount ofi'cred by leading capitali'Sts?” "Yes, sir.” “But tin; projectors chose to give the petiplc an oppurtnnitv to make a giNxl thing?’' “That’s It, exactly.” “Well,” remarked the country iminirer, “I iiiu!ss I’ll be generous, lt>o. I ain’t no iiog. I’m Avilling to give somebody else a ehanco. So long.” And out he went, accompanied by a clmekle in his throat and a IwiiiKiing in his eye. ■■ ^ - ■' A pint of the tinest ink for ftnnilies or aebools can l>c niado from a 111»’ pai kuge of IMninond l»vea. Try them. All (¡nigKlsts ke<'p tlc'iii. Wells, UicbiinlMon A «’o., Hur. liiikUjn, Vi. Sample ( aril, :i2 eo.oiw, unil hook of directions for 2c ‘‘lamp. have Iteen obligetl to fall back on the old black tic. It is too narrow for a patch and too black to bo attractive. —[Hartford Post. “Gentlemen of the jury,” said a Teciimseh, Neb., law'yer, last Aveek, “tliere were just thirty-six hogs in the drove. Please remeinlicr the fact— just three tinn;8 as many as in the jury-box, gentlemen.’*—[Ex. They talk about “the w'lsdom of the serpent,” forgetting, apparoully, that it didn’t require so very much sapicu-ey to beguile one poor, unprotected woman, Avho.se mind had never been disciplined by shopping or house-keoiiiiig.—[Roclicstcr Post Express. An item is going the rounds of the pai>ers that Uliicago carts daily through her streets tliousands of ))ouuds of dynamite. This may bo meant for a scaro to delegates. Dynamite, as a terrorizer, is noAvliere alongside of Chicago Avhisky.—[Brooklyn ’rimes. What promised to l>e a pure love match was broken off the »»thor day when a Philudclitliia man disi’overcd that his inteiuleu bride liud itsed four eggs in making a pie when eggs were forty-tive cents a dozen. After worrying about it for a week he concluded that a AVoman so extravagant Avould bankrunt him iu five yeara.— [Detroit Free Press. “II. n.” has a ])ocm in Harjier beginning, “I have found out spring’s secret.” Now avc knoAV that “II. H.” does Avritc most beautiful things, and Ave ahvays did and do admire hci poetry, but we liavcn’t read past the th’st Hue of this [kkiii. It begins too mueh like an advertisement of a iicav blood-iim ifier. IVo’y^een fo“ed too many times on that sort of thing. —[Burlington llawkeye. “Tlierc is no animal that can resist moths,” says a scientific \vrlter Wrong, brother! sealskin! That the very bi’st reason to bo urged in favor of buying a sealskin cloak, Avhere neitlier moth nor rust doth corrupt, and enough money can be rais(;<l upon its summer board with an uncle to go abroad on. No family should be without one of these usefm and suggostiATj gariinints. This may seem fur-fetched, b*it it canQihor.— [Detroit Frt;e Press. The rathnllc IHsiiop of Soudan has just arrived from the Smth. lie r» iM)rls «oven Itallun priests and lour iSisters of Mi*roy innssuered at lit Ol'old. He also rep«irts three priests w-iio expOHt.il nukcti to the Him for lour days, and died from thu eO'ueU of their ox|K)Bure.   — ■ ■ Klift. roiirlir», mil*, l*od bug*, rau, mice clear-«U out uy “Ituiigli on KjI*.” ISc. The Mi'thodial I'loUaUiit Couveulion dues nut (avur wuuieu as eiders. Every Man on IkNwa W«s Drunk. (l‘lii!a<li‘l|>luMTiim>i. I “The longest voyage 1 ever kucAV," said ail old const captain, yesteixlay, “was last summer. A schooner left Iho breakwater for Savannah, and after iM’ing out oiglity-one days turned up again at the breakAvater without luiving nnsile a ¡Mirt. She had erossod tlie (rilf stream fifty times haekward und fonvtird, and be-insr unable to prm’ceil came hack. In that ease it was ImmI hick, hut I knew a cRHO that wasn't- It Avas a schooner from    to Boston, I came across on the edge of the Gulf stream. All sails were fin led und she lay rolling in the trough of the sea. There seemeillolMi no life on boaixl, but after hailing her several times the captain Haggored on deck and soon several of the crew. “‘What’s the matter?’ I shouted. “‘Wot’s cr inatier?’ replied thfl captain, ‘water everyAv’cr, ’ii not a drop to drink. Tliat a all cr’a matter.^ “They were drunk from the captalc down.” (‘hllitn’n, ilow in devi’loiimfnt, piinv,«rrawil mid tU’ilcale, uw "" olU’ IlHslth Mrs. ( arrio H«*Ht I* nn irlal «t Nicholaa* villo, Ky., fcrpoisuuing her hUHhaod.

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