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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - March 11, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio ■í Vol. XLIII.——THo. 11.CITVCIXX^TI, XHUnSÜ^Y, M^RCH -t©, 1SS6. 01 I*er Year. One Touch of Nutnre. BT IKTBOKT JfOBEHBlD. Cniel tnd wild the battle: Groat hoi-*ee plnn;ire'i and reared, And thronph dut>t-cloud and amokc-doud, Blooa-red witii sunsct'a anttrr fluaU. Ton heard the tfnn-ahot’a rattle. And, mid hoof-trami> and rush. The ahricks of women speared» For It was Bass and Tnrkomair-Ko quarter aske^i nr given; A whirl of frenzied hato and death Across the desert driven. » Look I the half-naked liorde give* WBTi Fleeing frantic wiiliont breath. Or hofie, or will; and on behind The tnK)Wcrs storm, in blooU-thirst blind, ■While, like a dreadful fonntaln-play, The sworils flush up. and full, and slay— Wives, grandsuvs, babv nrows and gray. Groan after eruun, yell uiion yell— Am nnn but fiends, and u earth beUt Nay. for out of the fli;:lit and fear Spurs a Russian cuirassier; In his arms a child he Imara. H( r tittle foot bleeds; »tcrii ahe stares Back at the rum of her race. The small hurt croainre sheds no tear, Nor utters cry; Imtcli :glng still To this one arm that does not kid bbe Stares back u itb In r baby face. Apart, lenccd round w ith mined gear, The hurrying lmri>em«M tlnda a space. Whore, with bee cnim heM upon her knee, A woman cowers You see him stoop Ann reach the child down tenderly, Then dash away to Join his troop. How came one pulse of pity there— One heart that would not slay, but save— in all Hint (Jlirist-forgotten sight? Was there, far iiorili Ity Neva's w ave, fiome lliissian air) in ileop-rolics wliite, Hiiking her iieuecfiil evening prayer. Tiial lien veil's great inircy *neath its care Wou d keen ami cover him to-night? —[The Century. NOTES AND NEWS. New rtlscovcnes ol jfolü iu Patajonia are reported. Carl Rosa b.is Just ended a succeasful •easoD at Liverpool. It is now positively known that General Bttiioock left no will. . Moiicuré D. Conway now livei In Brooklyn. 80 does Henry George. The last slave sold in YircInia In the •prinff of 1S65 lor 100 cnbbage plants. Ex-Governor Canieion, of 'Virginia, has begun the practice of law in Petersburg. The condition oi V'on Moltke does not improve, and he is likely to die at any moment. Sir William Jetiner. the well known physician, has ordered Lor<l &alisbury*to go abroari to recruit his hculih. The artesian we|l at Atlanta, Ga., has at length been completed, and it is said to yield 200,000 gallons of water daily. The fifteenth voIum^; of the ^‘Rebellion Record” Is now ready for the press. Kigbty-five volumes are yet to be printed. ]dr. W. II. niiliard, an American artist, who has oeen abroad mmy years, has returned and taken up bis abode In New Vork. The Province of Ontario has adopted high license. The rate rniis from $800 iu euiet of 20,000 inhabitants to $100 in tqwn-Bbips. Btrs. Sura Davidson, of Lower Boulder, Montana, shot a bear, and wilb tbe bounty received for it she paid for a sewing mn'-ehiue. Yf. E. Harmon, a Detroit salesman, held his head under water t\\^ minutes and five seconds on a wager of $80, and felt no ill •ffeuts. A Hindoo loom coinidete is worth sixty-eight cents, and weaves >haw!8, silks and muslins which our most expensive sp. paratus can not equal. IVhen the body ol Dr. Ligbthill, who died of smallpox in Snu Antonio the other day, was examined, $121,000 in greenbacks were found on his per^un, J. B. Clarke, a prominent oitisen of Do-waginc, Mich., und brut her of “Grace Greenwooit,” the aiithorebs, died on Thursday, at the age of seveiity-eigbt. Ben: Perley Poore’s “.Memory’s Budget” will be in bulk the largest volume of reminiscences yet pntilisli 'd in this country. It will contain ovar 800 pages. Bartley Campbell, tlie siiccessful play Writer, ultliough a spiritualist and accused of lieiiig insane, which he indignantlr denies, is busy writing u new melodrama. Dr. Carver will shortly attempt to break 60,000 glass bulls in six days at Kansas City, Ho. Tbe balls will l>e thrown in the sir by men instead of being sprung by traps. A young woman fills the position of baggage mistress, station agent and telegraph opeistor at Chesierville, 111., and in addition finds time to run u lumber yard and a dairy. B1 adame Riston lins completed her memoirs und has taken tlio precaution to have them iruuslated. They will appear simultaneously in English, Freuob, uerinan and llaiiun. A Mctnphis book agent had a set-to with a medical gentli man and was elTcctively dune up. But he had revenge by calling in tbe same doctor to bind up his wounds and stitch up bis outs. li is proposed by the citiaens of Piilladel-pbia to erect a inoniiinent to General Grant. It is to cost $óU.tK)0; $20,000 ot this amount has been usKured, which still leaves $30,000 to be collected. Bliss Theresa Juhnson.of I.onaon, England, has issued a challenge to “any lady in Great Britain, on the Continent, or in America,” to a one mile swimming match tor £ too to £.VK) a side. Between New York and the Gulf of Blex-ico there are only four natural entrances to harbors where the depth at mean low water is over sixteen feet, while the largest ships (liuw irom twenty-six to twenty-eigbi and une-hull' luet. Professor Ward, of Rochester, N. Y., has succeeded in restoring Jumbo to a life-like appearanue, and he will again be pluoedon exhibition. The raoilol is the largest piece ot work of the kind ever attempted, and weighs over 10,0(K) pounds. Toe popuiallon of London now exceeds every otiiei city, ancient or modern, in the world. New York and all its adjacent cities combined are not equal to two-thirds of it. bcotland, Swiizerluiid ani tbe Aus-traligin colonies euou contains fewer souls, while Norway, Servia, Greece and Denmark have scarcely half so maoy. Y h at the beginning of the present century the population of all London did not reach one mlllioa.8ECBKT OF MY FOOTSTOOL. BY M. V. L. More substantial benefit can be obtained from a 60 cent bottle of Dr. Bigelow’s Positive (Jure than a dollar bottle of any other ooHgh remedy. It is a jirompt, sale and pleos.uit cufe fur all throat and lung uruuulcs. My brother gave his work a final polish, and then viewed the valuable articles approvingly before placing them in their softly padded case. “Think they loot well, little woman ?” he asked. “I think ihey do, indeed,” I answered, in unqualified admiration, for Ted was a capital workman, and had mcudcd the pretty trinkets very skillfully. “I am sure Mr. Bailey will be pleased. The owner herself would bo puzzled to detect where she damaged them.” Ted smiled; then, as ho did not intend to take them back to the shop until the return of' his employer, which would not bo till the morrow, he deposited both the jeweled bracelets in his customary “non-bnrglar-proof safe,” as he jokingly called a small, strong, square box which he had fitted with luck and key, padded inside and out, and covered with chintz to match our sofa. lie mudo use of this as a footstool, saying that cvil-disiK)Sod persons would be the less likely to exuiniueit; and many a jest he had about his placing gems under my feet, and about mo being a small person with a high mind, for I set my foot upon gold, and the like iioiisonsc. Dear old Ted! lie was so clever at his trade, and so trustwor tliy, that he always had more work than he could get through. lie was very fond of me—liis poor little crippled sister—would never allow me to sit too lung at my needle, and shared with me in every possible way the little duties necessitated by onr humble menage; so he and I jogged along very peaceably. We lodged in two rooms iu a quiet street on the outskirts of BHdgcpool. Our landlady wai, a kindly old body, who had known our parents long before either Ted or I found ourselves ou this world’s stage. Having put away the bracelets safely, my brother next packed up three or four w atches he had been busy set ting to rights, and prepared to go to the shop iu Bridgepool which usually employed him. 1 watched him putting on his overcoat. Tor the day was very cold, but he seemed slow in his movements, and I thought he was reluctant to leave me alone, for, though I was generally active enough, considering my infirmity, one of my bad spells was now on me, when, as he knew, I found moving about a pain and a difficulty for some days. It happened, too, that Mrs. Brown, our landlad}', had gone out for the day—a very rare occurrence. "Can I do anything else for you befóte I go?” he asked. "No, Ted, dear, thank you.” "Make sure; look round and see if everything is put handy for yon,” said niy brother, placing my crutch a little nearer. "Everything,” I rcpliod, cheerfully. "And I’ve such a lot of work to get through, I shall find the aftcruooii short.” "I don’t half like your being *lett alone so long; for I may not bo back before 5,” said Ted, eyeing mo dubiously. "Cousin Milly would coinc round if I asked her.” "Yes, and bring her baby, who would hindc” my work sadly. I don’t like babies when I’m busy. Go away, Ted, you dear old fellow 1 Don’t bother about me—1 shall be all right.” "Well, by-by, little woman,” he said, stooping to kiss me; "I’li be home as soon as I can. And, Bessie,” he added, pausing in the doorway, "be sUreand don’t touch the window today. The sash line snapped this morning. I must send a carpenter to see to it. You will remember?’’ I promised that I would, and my brother depauied. 1 heard him go downstairs and shut the street door. At first tho unusual quiet of the houso was rather depressing; but I sopn became too raiicn engrossed in sewing to pay attention to that, and stitched away busily at some things 1 was completing for a lady who was kind enough to praise my needlework, preferring it, as many others did, to machine stitched articles. Presently I thought I heard a slight noise downstairs, like tho opening of a window, but as all remained quiet afterward, I put it down to ipy imagination, and went ou tranquilly with iny w'ork. After some time I was staiTicd to hear a step, stealthy, but distinctly audible on the landing outside, while under tho door appeared tho shadow o^Kome one moving. “Perhaps Mrs. Brown has returned,” was the thought in my mind as I sat gating at Iho door; but then I turned cold with fear, for the handle was turned softly, and a strange man looked iu—a young man, with a pallid, greasy, leering i face, ornamented by a tlijevish look- i ill" twist ol hair on each side, while a limp cap of semi-militarv cut was stuck rakishly on tho side of his head. I noticed these details mechanically as I sat petrified with surprise and fright and I also noticed that his long dirty neck was without tic or collar, a shabby fiock coat being but-tonect up to his chin, and that his dirtier hands sported moro than one ring. This individual, after darting a swift glance round the room, slipped iu and locked the door, saying: "Slick! Popsy-wopsy, don’t be frightened! I’m not going to hurt you—not a bit of it! But, you see Stop that!” hejrrowled; for. as ho approached rae, I recovered myself a little, and gave a good loiid scream. Quick as thought he had his hand over my month, holding my chin and and nose in such a manner that I was nearly suffocated; then he gave me a shako, saying: "If you do that again. I’ll pay you out, you llttlo fool! There—she is going to be nice and quiet now, ain’t she? A picier of good behavior, I calls her!” Talking thus, he gagged me dexterously with some of my work— which, however, was pleasanter than bis hand—ugh, that grimy hand—on my mouth, and then, producing some cord from his pocket, in a minute or two I was—poor little feeble thing— bound hand and foot in my chair. He grinned at me as he remarked: "Now 5'ou know, ducky, I wouldn’t have served you so if you’d had the sense to keep quiet. I never could abear to be rough to the ladies— never! But time is short, and you might have been hard to persuade; so, perhaps, it is the best wav, after all.” While sjieaking thus tho flippant rascal kept running ids eyes around our neat little room. I read disdain in bis glance, and at that moment a suspicion darted into my mind that he had come with the object of stealing some of Ted’s work—perhaps the jeweled bracelets which then tvcre under my feet. With this thought Mtero came to me a firm resolve t<) save my brother such a loss, if I possibly could; ay, even though I had to endure tortures, I would not sjicak. I set my teeth hard and watched the man. His wandering glances soon reverted to me. "Look here, dear, if I loosen this cloth a bit, and you take breath, will you speak to me nicely ? Only don’t scream again. It makes me quite nervous to hear you scream, and can’t do you no good.” How well I knew that,in a back room in a quiet street! "There, ain’t it much more comfortable ?”—loosening tho cloth. “Tell me now, popsy, your brother’s got some vallybles here,ain’t he?” I sirook my head. "Oh, but he has, so you needn’t jog your noddle like that. Better tell me where he’s put them. It will save lots of time, and be more pleasant for you.” But I only shook my head the more. "Did you ever see sich stubbornness?” muttered the tellow, tving up my mouth agaiu. "I am afeerd I shall have to make you speak directly. But I never like to be unkind to the ladies, unless they drive me to it—oh, never 1” Saying this he began an cxamina-tiou of the apartment, proceeding in what, as I suppose, would be described by a "professional” as the “best stylo,;” anyway his movements were characterized by extraordinary celerity. Within a few minutes he had gone to the bottom of every drawer and box in the room, and also turned out tho sofa bedstead whore Ted slept at night. A pretty litter he made of it alll But he had not yet discovered tho secret of my footstool. Can any one imagine what I endured as I sat there, helpless as a poor little Chinóse "joss,” the cold perspiration of fear on my forehead, while I asked myself: "What will the fellow do next ?” Ho turned around while proceeding with his search and, looking at ino, said: "Hello, Poppet, how pale you are 1 Ain’t going to faint, areyoii? Oh! don’t faint, for I shall want you to talk to me a bit. I’ll open the window and give you a mouthful ot fresh air. This room is precious close.” He went to the window—the window which dear Ted had cautioned me not to touch that moruing —unfastenod the catch and would have let down tho upper part; but he was saved the trouble, for, the cord being broken, down, quick as a shot, came the window, and, as luck would have it, caught his ciglit fingers tight between th j upper and middle frames. Tho pain and the shock must have be^n dreadful, the window frame being a wide and very heavy one. He uttered a bowl, then kicked frantically; but all was iu vain. There he stood, with both hands held aloft, caught in as nice a trap as could have been devised for an evil doer. Then lie glanced at me, and the sight oi me, “picicr of good behavior” that I was, must have filled his soul with remorse, since through his own act I was rendered powerless to assist him. He whined,however; "Can’t you help me?” As it was impossible for me willingly to look on while a fellow creature sullered such anguish as I knew ho must be enduring, I used every efi’ort to get free, but vainlv. He hail lied me too finnly for that. He took to kicking airain, and began to swear horribly. May I never again hear such language as I was forced to listen to that afternoon! His hands soon swelled, and I Aaw some drops of blood trickle slowly down the panes, the rings lie wore on his dirty lingers having been forced into tho llesh. Tho piercing air, which rushed in freely through the wide aperture, must have greatly aggravated his sulfoi iiig. I know Í was nearly (ruzeii. And all this time the Ameri can clock ou the mantelpiece kept ticking off the moments tranquilly, as though to assure me that time could not bo hurried iuto a quicker pace by any consideration of human distress. imagine what two hours iu such a situation meant for both ot us! Two hours! I think the poor wretch at the window fainted; hut the horrible dragging oi his body on his poor maimed hand roused him directly. Trembling with cold and commiseration, I sat watching him, tho tears roiling down my cheeks. Oh, why had 1 refused Ted’s kind projiosal to send Cousin Milly to me? Why had I been so captious about her dear little baby ? Better a room full of babies, all doing their worst, than—— But hero I swoonetl, and fell, chair and ail, on the rug before the cold grate, the fire having died out long since. Just on tho hour of three I became conscious of adull thud below, which I knew to bo a knock at the street door. I lay listening, but rather wondering vaguely what would happen next than taking any interest in things of this life, ifom which 1 seemed in a manner to have floated away. Alter an interval I heard steps plod-(ling up the stairs, ami a loud cheery voice, which I recognized as that of our old friend, Mr. Joy, tho carpenter, called out: "Hilloa! Anybody at home?” Coming to our room door, he knocked, then turueil the handle, but of course found it looked. Being unable to speak, I yet tried to groan, and made some inarticulate noises, but I could hardly hope the old man heard them, as he was somewhat deaf. As tor my companiou in misfortune, one would suppose he would gladly have hailed a prison as an escape from such a plight as ho was In, and 80, no doubt, he would, only he had no choice at that moment, having gone off agaiu in a heavy swoon. I heard tho carpenter go downstairs, and hopes of relief died away in ray breast. Oh, Joy, Joy, why did you come to mock mo thus I Two more hours probably before Ted will be home! Shall I be alive then? My bound and aching limbs were on the rack of pain ; I lay and sobbed miserably. But liark! A shout from the back garden! “What the dickens ia all this?”* Agaiu I heard the voice of Joy. It appeared that the carpenter, on trying our room door ftiid liudiug it fastened, concluded w^ were ail out, but went round to the back of the house "to have a look at that winder” which my brother had sent him to mend—of course iiotexpectiug to find it converted into a man trap. Ho liad noticed, while knocking at tho street door, that tho parlor window was unfastened, and, thinking it unsafe es-jiecially as Mrs. Brown was out, he had used his privilege as our old friend and hers to get through and fasten it before coming upstairs. No doubt the thief had entered the house by that way. It was not long before help came, and tho door was broken open, when our misery was ended. I dare say, since prisons were first built, there never was a culprit who walked iuto jail more meekfy than did the one who had intended to rob my brother. They say the poor fellow’s hands will never be right again; amputation may be necessary, as el’vsipelas Is sotting in. Well, all lean sav is, I freely forgive him for the fsuffcnug, mental and bodily, he caused me. I was in bed for a fortnight, but eventually got all right again. Dear Ted says I am a brick, but that may be his partiality. Anyhow, my footstool proved to be a'very effective safe. To this hour no ono knows about it but you, Tcil And myself. Uml<-r the IVosus. BY OKACK APPLETOX. OTer onr doorway roMia twino— ’Tin a buniblo liome, but huK dirine, la a tniigio o( ro-es tiuH i-gUiitlnc. n ee little windows cuiinlucrly look From under tlie old roof into'a brook Frolickinic down fruiu a rocky nook. “Welcome, darling!” they •ecm to say, To the musical streamlet, tripiiing away Gleefully down thro’ the nicouuw hay. • Or wistfully sometí tire*—“prithee, stay!” But neyer the lau;rliing wmycs ilei.iy, Tho’ ever so softly echoing “Ay 1” To the Ican-to-roof gray ilclicns cling. Over it great tdni brniichea fliiisc Drowsy shadows and hiziiy awing. Binging and 8winging.-ro nnd fro— In the o'loroiis air. thdir tassels flow Tenderly over the cot below. And the sills are vclveked o’er with moss Boft as a lady’s silken floss— Thresholds .t fairy-queen might cross 1 Hither and thither the robins flit, Or saucily under the rcscs sit-Asking liiicrty—never n bit! Happy as ever tho binls are we! Ilnppy as iicvc- tiic birds can be— For the birds can’t lore, .as I love thce1 Under the roses we sit and dream Till sorrows oniv like rose-leaves seem, Floating away on the rippling stream! A Ministerial Sprend. [Independent. I A certain divine who had wandered in the course of hi.s travels beyond the conveniences of the railroad, was obliged to take to a horse. Being unaccnstoincd to riding, ho said to his host: "I liopo you are not so unregencrato iu these parts that you would give me a horse who tvoiiUl throw a good Presbyterian minister?” "Wall, I dun no,” was the reply, "wo believe iu 8[)readin’ the Gospel l” A million Aaierioanu uso Dr. Bull’-«:oiigu 8ynip, Other ualions lu prupuitioii. 25 CIS.GOSSIP ABOUT PRETTY GIRLS How Thej Endeavor »o Make Them-■elvea More Attractive. . IChioacoMail.l Every girl knows the value beauty and seeks to m.ako herself attractive as possible, and strives hard to preserve these attractive qnalities, but artificial devices only can conceal the ravages of time and dissipation. Still, without true regard to the laws of health, even the powder box, rongo pallet and pencil prove a shal low resource. In aiming to please it is not always without a purpose beyond being considered charming in social circles. Most young ladles ard given to understand from headquarters that husbands and homes are to be wou, with but themselves to oficr and no paternal purse for bait. While in many it is proper, even a duty, to avail themselves of art,which has been a salvation to those notab solutely deformed, others show lack of good sense in interfering with nature when she has showered extra favors. 'The maid with a spirituclle cast of features and complexion clogs the pores ot her fair skin with paint, while the vigorous,    plump, rosy beauty tortures her digestive apparatus with acids and chalks; each persists ill possessing attributes foreign to their constitution. Oh, the modus    operaudi is varied, interesting and edifying. A riiddv blonde of Washington boulevard fastens her fat little hands to the headboard on retiring, so as to reduce the supply of blood and produce the delicato complexion of an invalid friend. To allow the mouth to be open in sleep is simply outrageous, so to assure an avoidance many a dainty miss WOOS Morpheus with her lower jaw and head closely boii'id with a skate strap or garter. A narrow pillow placed vertically under tbe back and between the shoulders encourages a perfect stature, so the good old bolster is consigned to the comfort of retired belles and beaux. Disregarding the fair, fresh skin, classical mold, and every law of proportion, and in deference to an arbitrary fashion, which can not but prove fatal to beauty and health,, our tvasp-waisted belles claim the necessity of slumber corsets to retain their acme of shapeliness. A mask of moist rye flour or coating of cold cream is as'rcgularly assumed as the uight robe, and the feminine head drooped pillow-ward minus curl papers or leads is exceptional. Hot loot baths are a regular feature of the loilet, as they tend to draw the blood from hands and face. Attentive mammas impress the necessity of suppressing the animal nature and allow little of any meat. The skin is like a piece of satin and has a grain, ami the daintiest feature of the toilet is tho preparation of the same. Each side, beginning with tho middle of the forehead, is treated separately with a soft handkerchief dip|)ed iii role glycerine and then powdered. Every latly desirous ot social recognition knows tho vaiiic of an agreeable ensemble largely dependent on harmonious drapery^ becoming coiffure ami styli h carnage. Dame Nature may have made the ordipary endowment of passably regular features, intelligent or expressive eyes, a complexion not impervious to* exposure, dissipation or indigestion. These qualities may pass muster, but then the aim to please is so much more readily gratified by toning tho unc tious condition of countenance with a delicate powder pufl'and shading with the harmless burnt match the butiine of eyebrow and lash. The amenities of social intercourse demand close attention and practice from those who would jdea.sc, and the detail at present engrossing close inspection is the handling of the eyes and goblet. One who knows, or ought to know, thus advises : Graspt he handle of die cup with the thumb and index finger, the latter thrust jttst through against the thumb and the other fingers open and held out any way from the cup, save the second, which should press against the side to steady it. This gives a graceful appearance to the hand. In holding a goblet it should l>e grasped by the thumb and tho two first fingers around tho smallest portion of tho standard, between the bowl and the bottom, throwing tho last two fingers out well. Get through this ordeal successfully—no trifling matter—and your reputation is assured. Iiitliaii Muuiul Opened. iSttTaniiHu News. | One of the most interesting Floridian discoveries of late years is the unearthing of a number of skeletons at Fort George. A few days ago several gentlemen visiting the islaml,to-gether with some of the residents, determined to dig into a mound which had awakened their curiosity. They had dug but a s^ort distance when they uncovered a skull, and further work brought to light numerous bonos forming parts of the human body, and one of the party, a physician, after scjiarating them, declared them to represent eleven bodies. Besides these bones there were found several polished pieces of stone, which had been fashioned into the shape of a tunialiawk and battle ax heads and a quauUty of beads with holes bored through them, which doubtless formed part of what had ouce been the necklace adorning the person of some dusky Indian maiden. This mo%od is bntoueof many, and further search will in all probability disclose many more skeietoiie and Indian relics, and may, after scientific investigation, settle many questions concerning tho early Indian inhabitants ot this beautiful and picturesque sea island.__ _ What Mr. Gladntnne Thinks of Evolution. [From an Article in Popnlar Soienee Montblr.i And now ono word on the subject of evolution. I can not follow Mr. Iluxicy in his minute acquaintance with Indian sages, and 1 am not aware that evolution has a place in tiie greater number of tho schools of Greek philosophy. Nor can I comprehend the rapidity with which persons of authority have come to treat the Darwinian hypothesM as having reached the final stage of demonstration. To tho eye of a looker on their pace and method seem rather too much like a slcoplcchnsc. But this may very well bo due to their want of appropriate knowledge and habits of thought. For myself, in my loose and uninformed way of looking at evolution, I feel only too much biased in its favor, by what I conceive to be its relation to the great argument of design. Not that I share the horror with which some men of science appear to contemplate a multitude of what they term "sudden” acts of creation. AÍ1 things considered, a singular expres sion: but one, I suppose, meaning tho act wltich produces, in tho region of nature, something not related by an unbroken succession of measured and equable stages to what has gone before it. But what nas équality or brevity of stage to do with the question how far the act is creative ? I fail to see, or indeed am somewhat disposed to deny, that tho short stage is less creative than the long, the single than the manifold, the equable than the jointed or graduated stage. Evolution IS, to me, series with development. And like series iu mathjsmat-ics, whfethcr arithmetical or geometrical, it establishes in, things aii unbroken progression; It places each thing (it only it stand the test of ability to live) in a distinct relation to every other thing, and makes each a witness to all that have preceded it, a )rophccy of all that kttfHo fbllow it. t gives to the argument of design, now called tho teleological argument, at ouce a wider expansion, and an augmented tenacity and. solidity of tissue. luTciitions III the Euiure. [Ctiicago Ttinps.] It appears to bo now time for inventors to direct their attention to methods for saving life. Tho number of lives aunualiy lost in mines is very large. It is almost as dangerous to enter a coal mine as to march on a field of battle. Unless some method is discovered for detecting tho presence of the explosive gas popularly known as "fire damp,” or preventing its ignitiou, the working ot coal mines will become so extremely hazardous that most persons will do dine to engage iu it. Many of our iuilustries depend 011 the cheap production ot coal, and che risk that now attends tho occupation of mining tends to add to tho cost of prcnlucing. Bolter methods of ventilating mines are also greatly needed. So is cheap apparatus for determining the presence of parasites in meat and various impurities in drinking water. New materials for street jiavcment, sidewalks and common buildings are also greatly neecicd. Lumber can not be freely used tor these purposes luiich longer. The sup|>ly is not equal (0 the great and growing demand. A substitute for wood for building ftirm fences has been found in barbed Iron or steel wire, but a substitute for a wooden fence post is greatly desired. Brick and stone will probably long continue to constitute tho leading buiiding materials in cities, but they do not meet the wants or fill tho rc-quircincnts ot people living ou prai-fie farms. 8tone, even in places where it can bo obtained, is too heavy to be hauled over the country roads, and on the great treeless plains there is no wood fur burning brick. TIio Deepest llore-Hole. ICassoli’s Maicazine.) The deepest bore-hole believed to have yet been made is one at the village of Scliladebach, near the railway between Leipsig and Corbctha. It was pierced with diamond drills for the purpose of ascertaining if there was coal below. Tho depth is 4,560 feet.and some three and a half years have been occupied iu boring it. The cost of the work, which was institiit-eU by the Prussian Government, has been £5,000. ’fhe temperature at the bottom of tho bore is 48 degrees C., a fact which tends to confirm the observation that the temperature rises as we descend into tho earth. Tennyson’b “May Who knows but if the beautiful girl who (lied 80 young bad been blessed witn Dr. Pierce’s “Favorito Prescription” she miiiht have rcigneil on manv another bright Aiay-day. The “Favorite Prescription” is a certain cure for all those disorders to winch tómales ate liable, Ib Che City hcreeCe. rr jaukb w. nixr. Rads wM the m*B in speetfli, infl rmie In raiment, and tiowed with u«orB|Ntud« With crntch and cane at eliher side, Ukea firnre by Dons typiflMi— A Rreen nhade over his bulitlnp;e}’e% Ever astare. In their xlia/ttiy f uisu, Kepnitivelr. jret apfiealingly. As he heffgeU the dole et a dime of me. I imnsed, as the rreat crowd snnred ahet3— “Had BO supper Taat niglit—aer bail— Ner a cup o’ coflTee at breakfast time— Ncr aruek at aoon! And the (act ia, Pm A -sturvin’ here 4a (he city street For a dime to buy me a crust toeatl” And I fliisbe*!, aa 1 thought of the duueeled wroujt— Is he thus so shunned bv the soulless throngs The hundred* and tboosamU that pa« Ua here? But, e’en as I felt the mlng tear. 1 tcU in my pocket’s depilw, alm>kl My own lone fortiiuQ of 0:10 grecnb.'ick— And 1 staycit mr hand In ii« upwanl range, Sighing to say that 1 hod uoohauge. “Ef I conid work like I net to do, I wouldn’t be heggin’ to-day of yoni Hoe what a hackin’ coiigh I got— Lunas Jos’sin nil’off. like as Siit! And old—and my eye* a’mmt clean gone— An<l I c.au’t stay nnd 1 can’t ew ont But it won’t lie long till I set my crutch Ou the shorb* wlieru a dim baiiit worth « much!” Grote*que pathos! I smiled Ihrongh tears, tnlming tite oht man’s doubts nmt fears With the crumpled note which I said shouldtk Changed at once as lie waited me. But he ktoupod me short, as I turned to ira-"Oh, you’ll not come back agin! No, no! What’s tho sise o’ yer bill?” said be. As I uufolde<l it ilazudlv. ‘•Only a one? Why, sakes alive! Feared 1 w;« riinnin’ against a five— I’m bliiffeil so much by you high-tonod gentsP* And back in my palm dropped ninety cent*. CVBRKNT FUN. Every bonnet has a Ciliseu. io IL—[Lowell A bad man is like bad mneilatre. He will stick at uotblng.—[N. 0. Picayune. The dog star—tho bicodbound with si “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” combination.—[i-ow ell Citisen. A mistake is a thin:; to which yon are Ils> ble. Blunder* are made by the other (éL low.—[Fall River Advance. A Kaiitss grocer has l>een doing bsavy busluass in bottles lula-loil “Jeffersonias SfmpliOity.”—[St. Louis Kqtiiblican. A butcher is know n to be very prompt in all his engagements, especially th'vss in which he promise* to meat aman.—[Paeits J«SlC{. Eastern butubers are waging war on tbs drestc(ll>eof of Chicago. Tui* is wro;ig; it is the dressed hog of ChicagoUbat needs attsntlou.—[dt. Ix>uis Post-Di..pi(tota. A paper dollar, say Treasury oAiHals, will last sbont f va year*. This will maks s man who has bad aur church fair experience smile.—[Philadelphia Ledger. With Alice Oates in Minneapolis and the somewhat dilapidated ice palace iu St. Paul, the new Northwest is not without its interestiu; ruins.—[MiniieapolU Tribune. Sam. Jones says: “Satan made bis sp-peuraiice in Philadelpliia.” Satan wlli not be recogiilz ui by society in I’hiiudelpbis— no one knows who bt* graudfather was.— [Chicago Rambler. Young writer: “Do you keep ail kinds of pens?” Bookstore clerk; “Y'es; v^Hloh do you preferP’ Young writer; “I’ve bees advised to use a treiiolisui pen. i’d like a small bo.\ of them.”— [r.dbits. Tbe individual who called light boots comlortablo wasn’t such an idiot as be looked after ull, for tie defended hi* |>o8ition oy saying that they made u insn forget nil his otuerjnisuries.—[Shoe and L.*atli^r Rj-poitor. The following ie a copy of a bill potted on the wall of a country village; “A Icotiire on total ubstiuence will be delivered in tbe open air, aud a culleutiuii w ill l>e made at the door to defray exiicuees.”—[New Tfork Letlgar. “As for me, I hope to be* Civmated.” I made that reui.irk to my pastor once, who said, w ith wbatbe seemed to think was an impressive niannei-: “1 wouldn’t worry about that if I bud your chances.”—[ Uurk I’wain. A little boy of this city, about live years old, Hiuinunced his ability the other uight to frame his own prayer," und pruceinted: Oh, Lord, make me a good boy, and it at first .vou don’t succeed, try, try again.”— [Hartlord Courunl. Julia Ward Haive remarks “It ie merely a question ot time when women suail wield the ballot.” The teudeiicr of women to speak of the ballot as thoiigh'it were an improved kind of broomstick is calciiiated to make the men nervous.—[Beaton Peet. A morning paper yesterday printed A uiclure ot a steam tire engine pumping water from a creamery. This seem* liks a willful waste, when lu the ordinary course of business a creamery should be able to dispose of Its surplus 'stock at a tair piofiLt —[Kostou Transcript. I’he “Woman’s Anthropological Society” ie an organization at Washington composed of women whose object is tbe stuiiy of man. It is an e.isy lesson lor most women, who do not tiiul it necessary to organize, but engage a private tutor.— [Waierburjr Aiuericaii. “Wbala beautiful marine I” exclaimed a lady at tlie picture gallery. “Bjg your pardon, muiu,” said a iubóring man'oin-ployetl about tbe premises, anxious to set the lady right; “beg your pardou, mum; but bs’s a perlucomeii. It's the blue clotu-ing what desaved yez.”—[Boston I'rant-cript. “How did :bat cig.ar smoke tbat I *nvo you tho other day?’’ asked BUiiks of his Irieiid Blogg. “Didn't smoke it. I’m waiting for tho Bp**ing to come.” “Wailing? Wuat lor?” “For the frost to get out of the groiiiiJ, MO that it will ba easier to dig my grave,” w as the hearite*s- rebly, —[Lowell Citizen. A Kaiil ou the C’liincnc. The massacre of auumberot Chinese in Wyoming TerrltOiy will no doubt form tbe subject of a very strict inresHgation by our Goverumeut. Following close upon tbta unfortunate affiir oomes a threat of labor unions that ibey will boycott Chinese laundries ou the ground that they interfere with white labor and are in many cases couueoted with opium dens. Opium smoking IS undoubtedly on the increase among us, and wt much fear that the taste for the drug is beiug ouitivaied by the use of pop. ular preparations for oougbs and colds which contain narcotics. It is tberefc*a gratilyiDf to know that such a pomiisr asd elfecitve domestic romody as Bed Btat Cough Cure does not oontuin any opislst w hatcver.

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