Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - May 6, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII. IVo. 18.CIIVCI3WXTI, TIIUnSIlXY, MXY O, 188G. Per Year, The Hiitfler. BV IRVING KINO. I On board Ihe man-o(-\viir Vermont , .\t the ravv vnrd we lay; I The liglita of the city alione through the night That closed on the winter’» day. I Then, sweet and clear, from the darkened deck 1 I heard a bugle blow; I It idereeil the inv'ht like a shaft of light, And sounoed above and below. I Perhaps in the hammocks a tear-drop fell I On the cheek of some son of the 8oa, I Ah tho bnglesuiig tliroiigli the wintry niaht, I “Isearcr, My tiod, to Thee.” iThe friends who gathered on Iward that night, I A year will have sumlered far; I Bon ó will sail ’ncaih tho Southern Cross, Borne toward tho TolarSlar. IBiU often of home and our native land We’ll think when tho hiini) hums low, I Ami call the roll of mir iib-icnt frieuds When the huglceof memory blow. NOTKS ANI) NI'.WS. Goldwiii Smith sailed tor Europe Satiu-|dny. Jlr. and Mrs. Itojeoe Conkling are in Washington. Henry Irving’s receipts since 1878 have |been nearly ¡$-2,.'Kl0,000. Hair cutting matches are becoming a Iregular sf on in New York. Coldwater, Mich., has a base ball bat factory with $10,000 capital. Henry Cnbol liOdge is building a fine house lor himself in lloslon. John liiu'elow is giving much of bis time DOW to his life of S. J. Tilden. The Yale Alumni now have twenty-one associations in as many .\mcricau cities. American women, to tite number of tbir-een, are studying at ihs University of Surich. ‘•Fatlier’s Teeth Are Stopped With 5mc.” is a lavoriic ballad on the streets of London. Kaiser Wilhelm e.\pects to attend the niliiary maneuvers nf September next at itrasburg. The Kentucky liCgislaiure has refused to mange the name ot Mr. Schlafenbarenrloh-tiohstafer. The third meeting of the American His-oricai Association will be held in Wash-nrton tins week. Edward Everett. Hale will speak to-mor-ow at the ruillips-E.veter Academy alum-1 reunion in Bjston. Rose Coglilan has bought a handsome omestead on the Hudson, adjoining the esidonce of Mr. Tildtm. A man who lives mi Vanderbilt avenue, lew York, has his Newfoundland dog’s eeth plugged with goltt. The Presbyterian Ooucral Assembly will e held at Minneapolis, beginning May 20. nd continuing for two weeks. Muskrats had undermiaed a dam at outhlugtou, Conn., which gave way on loiulav, causing a loss of $1,000. Genernt Ricketts is slowly oonTalescing. Ex-President Arthur, before bis illness, ontemplated publishing his memoirs. The widow of General J. E. B. Stuart, of be Virginia cavalry, is now keeping a irosperous girls’ school at Staunton, Vs. The Art Institute of Detroit it awaiting ts new building, now in course of erection, he building when completed will have ost $100,000. Mr. Siiofford has been Librarian of Conreas for over twenty years, and be has }en the library grow from 90,000 to more lan 500,000 books. A farm o! 1,000 acres in Kent, Enirland, as Just been let rent fr«e for a term of I veil years, the landlord nndertaklng to IT half the repairs. Some West Indian negroes carry a lake’s poison under their finger aails. A ngle scratch from a [>oisoned nail will into death in a few hours. Puiladelpbia fears that she will lose her >0. The exiienses for the last year were ,000 more than the receipts. There are 9 animals in the collection. Uenerul Bherman’s dsughter, Mrs. lackara. has renteii the Watts mansion, Dauphin County, Pa., and tho General 11 spend bis summers there. Albani will sing Tennyson’s ode at the ening of the Indian and Colonial Extal-ion in London on May 4, Fabulous Ices are being paid for seats, lisinarck having been advised by bis stors to try a visit to sontbern dimes, I Emperor of Austria has offered him I use of the palace ot Miramar, luartz yielding an average of $1,200 rtb of gold to the ton is said, in a dis-;ch from Corry, Pa., to bare been found I spur of the Alleglioiiy Mountaina. Llexnnder M. Calder, the Philadelphia ilpior, has nearly finished his colossal icstrinn statue of General Meade, which 0 be Placed in Fairmount Park at a cost lai.OOO. layor King, of Philadelphia, oonsoicn-isly sold all bis street railroad stock be- 1 taking office, and thereby lost $60,000, sum hv which their market yalue was •eas ‘d during bis term of office. n Omaha (Neb.) dispatch reports that s Frances 8. Folsom, who is reported oon to marry President Cleveland, Is probable heir to $250,000 worth of propin Nebraska, now hold by her childless ulfather. I'ont 4,0'0 barrels of flour were under er in .Montreal, but only a small part of as injured, because a thin coating ot e torniK around ihc outside of the pack-I and the great hulk of the flour remains Dt and dry within.SLIOUTLl M1X£D. BY F. V. D. Misiakeu bkionoiiiy. me people, in trying to save tlm , . B COfll 01 ^vorc*"'*' subjcct tboniselves to rbeu-sm and the expense of doctors’ bills, lod rubbing with St. Jacobs Oil will e you proof against exposure to wind weather, and drive awa/ all pain. A bright nioonliglit night and a gay party. Peals ot laughter in all keys float through the keen frosty air as sleiffh load after sleigh load drive away from a brightly lit mansion, until tho street seems filled with the dashing sleighing party. One, a small, shell like creation drawn by a single black horse, leads the party. Its occupants are Mr. Harold Grey stone and his sister, Miss Nellie. Mr. Greystonc, after wrapping his sister in tho iur robes, devotes himself to putting his horse at a speed that promises to leave the remainder of the party in tho distance. For some reason Mr. Grey stone does not seem to share the exuberant spirits of the rest of the party. On tho contrary, he seems a good deal put out, to say the least, and his usually good humored countenance is overcast. His heavy black brows are drawn together, and, in spite of the sweeping innslachc, one can note the firm expression that lurks around the mouth. Altogclher he looks very grim, Miss Nellie thinks, as she turns herself and stirveya him. She is very small herself, and being buried to the chin in wraps, it is a work of time for her to turn sufficiently to see his face. Noting his expression, she began cautiously: “Harold, aren’t you driving the horse too fast ? See, the others are away behind.” “We will arrive all the sooner for Slipper, Sis,” was the reply. “O, well, but the oysters are not put on to cook yet, so we needn’t linrry on that score.” Harold reluctantly pulled np his horse a little, and looking back he growled : “That fool, Douglass, will dawdle cnousrh for the whole party. It’s a great wonder he would consent to ilrive a load. However, if my Lady Blanche wanted to go in the load he would not object. It’s a mystery to me how as sensible a girl as Blanche Leslie can tolerate such an idiot in her presence. But, pshaw, there is no mystery about it. If a fellow has a full purse it makes no difliercnce whether he posses.sc8 any brains or noL G’lang, Jim,” slapping the horse savagely with the reins. “Harold, did you ask Blanche to go with you ?’’ “No, bv Jove, I didn’t. I am not quite such a fool as that. My Lady Blanche will And that she can not twist evervone around her finger like Douglass.’^ “1 don’t think yon need be so hard on Blanche. She isn’t crazy after rich pcojdc at all. We are not rich, and I’m sure she is ahvavs goodness itself, though you do put on awful airs and treat her like she was the veriest stranger. As for Mr. Douglass, almost everyone likes him, if he is a little soft. But Blanche isn't the least bit in love w'ith him.” “No, not in love ivith him, but his pocketbook. I never supposed she was in loyc w ith him.” “Harold Greystone, I am ashamed of you. You know’ there isn’t a word of truth in what you say. There, I am glad we have got there at la^t. I feci chiriv in spite of wraps. Harold lifted his charge from tho sleigh and placed her on the steps of the hotel, where the party have ptanncd a dance, to be followed by an oyster supper. The other sleighs drove np, and directly the hotel is alivo w’ith the merry party. Tlte evening is heartily enjoyed by all, with the exception, perhaps, oi Harold Grey-stone. The sight of Miss Leslie smilingly accepting the attentions oflfercd by young Douglass rendci-ed the evening anything but ijleasant to him. It is true he had no right to complain. Nellie was right when she said his own pride had erected the barrier between them. The fact that while Miss Leslie’s parents ai*c grown wealthier within late years, his own had grown poorer, was obstacle enough to Harold. Ho did not tancy the name of fortune hunter. He told himself she bad totally forgotten the old days when they w^re on an equal footing, and, no doubt, she was ashamed to remember her preference for himself. But he would not presume on that now. Douglass might win her, and he would uot lay u straiv in his way. All this and a great deal more ran through his head as he gayly talked and danced with a particular rival of Blanche’s, who seemed determined to bring him to her feet. When at last the parly concluded to turn their steps homeward Harold seized his own particuiarcliai|:<} fvoui a crowd of hooded and mnfficd figures and speedily had her in (he sleigh, completely cnvelojtcd in the robes. “Now, Sis, remcinberyoiiaro not to move or hardly sjteak on the way home, else you will be laid up with an awful cold and have a red nose, and then you can not see yonr dear Fred, when he arrives to-rnorrow. After dancing so much and eating a warm supper you must be doubly carctnl, and if I hear a sneeze. hn«"*-ym. 6(?y lor tl.o ^ uiiiiflwhich cheerful remarks lie emphasized by agenllc shaking, “Vou need not be absolutely dumb. Just nod your head to signify your approval of iny remarks. Did you have a good tiiue ?” A perceptible moving back and forth was his answer. “Yes, every one had a splendid time, myself in particular. I entertained myself in watching Douglass play the clown to Miss Leslie’s amusement. He did it to perfection. By George, I slionid have thought so many sweet smiles would have made her sick. Shows how much a woman can stand when she makes up her mind to it, and I suppose her mind is made up, don’t you ?” A decided negative is indicated by his companion’s movements. “Humph 1 I firmly believe site intends to marry Softhead (his own name for young Douglass) sooner or later, probably sooner. Why, don’t you think she does, Sis? You can unloosen that shawl or scarf, or whatever it is, enough to let me hear the sound of yonr voice. I’m getting loncsoine. What did you say ?” “I don’t think Blanche likes Mr. Douglass very well,” was the barely audible reply. “The deuce you don’t! Oh, well! but you are uVistakcn, I know. Don’t she show him all sorts of favors, dancing with him repeatedly, even giving liim the dance she used to always give to me, and that I should have enjoyed so much to-night?” “Did j’on ask her for it?” murmured the figure at his side. “Ask her for it? Not I. Though, to tell the truth, Nellie, I was awfully feinptcd to. If she had vouchsafed me one friendly glance I would un-donbtcdlv have made a fool of myself.” Some violent emotion seemed to be agitating his companion, and her struggles attracted the attention ot Mr. Greystone; he shook her vehemently, “Now, Nellie, I positively forbid you taking oft' a single shawl,” and he attempted to readjust her wraps, but the lady resisted Ids well-intended efforts, and in a trice had torn the veil from her face and displayed to his astonished gaze the laughing countenance of Blanche Lestpcr. “Pray go on with your remarks, Mr. Greystone. Yonr style, though a little peculiar, is nevertheless highly entertaining. I don’t know when I have enjoyed a ride so much. Aren’t you afraid we shall upset if we don’t keep to the road ?” for the horse was following its own sweet will and meandering along the roadside in an aimless fashion, while the driver was staring at his companion in utter amazement. “What—an—utter—idiot I have been,” his poiver of speech coming back to him by jerks. “Where is Nellie, and how on earth did you get here, Blanche ?” “Oh, Nellie wanted to ride home with the load—I think she was tired of your company, sir—and 1 hadn’t the heart to refuse her when she wanted me to take her place.” “And you have been listening to all my idiotic talk! What muk you think of me. Can you ever lorgive me for the way I have talked, and,” laying his hand on her arm, “tell me, Blanche, that you loathe and despise that fellow, Douglass.” “But I do uot loathe and despise Mr. Douglass. On the contrary, I consider him one of the pleasantest young men I know. But what do you want to talk of Mr. Douglass tor ? Are you so infatuated with him that you can not talk of anything else?” “I infiitnatcd with him! I heartily detest the man. I wanted to knock him down every time he looked at you to-night. Blanche, darling,” slipping his arm adroitly around her waist, “tell me, do you care cveu a little for me? Are you perfectly in-dififerent to me, when I have wor-shi)>ed you all iny life?” ‘Tt would serve you right if I hated you, and I don’t see why I ilon’t, after the way you have treated me—never to come near me or speak to me at all,” with the most reproachful glance. “But you don’t hate me, do you, Blanche ?” “No—I don’t,” she confessed. Mr. Groystoue’s horse lagged in a most unaccountable fashion the last half of the way home, but everything must have been very liarnionious, for tho first time Mr. Greystonc met Mr. Douglass he hailed him with such hearty good humor as to fill that gen-tloinau with wonder, and he marveled greatly what had come over that gruff fellow, Greystone. “By Jove, he used to hardly speak to "a fellow.’"' 'The Mexaloscope. La Navuro describes, with illustrations, tlic iuveutiousof Dr. Diillocher, by which it is at last made prac-iicablo to examine visually the interior of the hollow organs of the human body. A minute electric lamp forms part of the apparatus which, when introduced into the stomach, for example—and with even less annoyance than an ordinary stomach pump, presents to the eve a perfect reflection of tlie interior. 'I’fie instriiment is termed a inegaloscope, from three Greek words meaning “to see aii enlarged image.” Bncilliis of Cuitaumption. [Scientific American.] Dr. Cantani,of Naples, having in mind the fact that the bacillus of con-siiinptioii is destroyed wlicn other bacteria are grown in the same soil, has proposed to eradicate consnmp-liou by introducing into the system other bacilli which are injurious only to the g«rms of the disease. If an organ of the body be attacked by a bacillus dangerous to Iniinan life, he would introduce another, harmless to man but fatal to the destructive bacillus. In the case of a consumptive patient. Dr. Cantani introduces a harmless organism, known as the Bacterium termo, and found that the Bacillus tuberculosis gradually disap-I^ared from the patient’s expectorations. The widespread desolation wrought by consumption is more than suffcient to urge the stronsest effort on the part of the medical fraternity to discover a succcssiil treatment. It may be possible that this suggestion will bear fruits of the greatest importance. A Pocket b(M)k Encyclopicdia. A rod is 16SÍ feet or 5}.¿ yards. A mile is 320 rods. A mile is 1,760 yards. A mile is 5,280 feet. A square foot is 144 square inches. A square yard contains nine square feet. A square rod is 272>4 feet. An acre contains 43,r)60 square feet. An acre contains 4,840 square yards. An acre contains 160 square rods. A section or square milo contains 640 acres. A quarter section contains 160 acres. An ficre is 8 rods Avide by 20 rods long. An acre is 10 rods wide by 16 rods long. An acre is about 208?4 feet square. A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches. A pint (of water) wciglis 1 pound. A solid foot of water weighs 621a pounds. A gallon of water holds 231 solid inches. A «gallon of milk weighs 8 pounds and 10 ounces. A pint of water holds 28J8 solid inches (28.875). A barrel (31}.¡ gallons) holds 4j¿ solid feet (4.211). A solid foot contains nearly 7)4 solid pints (7.48). A bushel (struck) contains 2,150 solid inches. A bushel (heaping) contains 1}4 struck bushels. A struck bushel contains about 1)4 solid feet. Sl^xiuans Develop Early. [Mexi<;oI.«tter to Pittsburg DupatcU.J Mexicans may be slow iu many things, but not slow to lov9. Tiie laws of Mexico claim girls at twelve and boys at thirteen years are eligible to marriage, and it is not an unusual sight to see a woman who looks no more than thirty-five a great-grand-inother. As children the Mexicans are rather pretty, but when a girl passes twenty she gets “mucho-mucho” avoirdupois, and at thirty she sports a mustache and “galways” that would cause young bachelors in the States to turn green with envy. The men, on tlie contrary, are slim and wiry and do not boast of their hirsute charms, esiiccially when iu company with women, as they have little desire to call attention to tho contrast, and the diamond ring finds other means of display than stroking and twisting an imaginary mustache. Yet this exchange of charms interferes in no way with love ¡making, and the young man watts swget kisses from his finger tips to the fair—no, dark—damsel and enjoys it as much as if that black, silky down on her lip were fringiug the gateway to his stomach. How He F'ound a Mine. [St. Louis Globe-Deiuocrat.l Some of the best mines known have been discovered merely by accident, while others again arc the fesult of years of toil and labor, Joh^ Quincy Adams, a namesake of the grbat John G.. struck a rich mine somowlicro down in New Mexico in this way: While prospecting he found his haversack on fire, his prospector’s glass having focused the sun's rays upon it As the haversack contained about a dozen jtounds ot powder he dropped it and got out of the way in a hurry. It fell into a crcvide and a lar^e mass of rock was thrqwn up. Adams returned mournfully to gather up what might be left ot his ofi'ects, and found an exceedingly rich vein of ore which the explosion had exposed to view. He sold a third interest in his find for $16,000, and very consistently named the mine “The Nick of Time.” Tlie New ilictionary. [New York Ti ibiinc.J Profc.":3or AV. D. AVhitney is the editor-in-chiof of a new dictionary which is being prepared for the Century Publishing Company, of New York. Sixty associate editors and assistants are employed on this work and it will cost .ibout a quarter of a million dollars. I’rofcssor Whitiicy will make some radical changes inthe spelling of words and in many Instances will adhere to the phonetic svstcra. The work will not be completed until September, 1889. The preparation ot this work also has been conducted with great secrecy ami Professor Whitney refuses to make any statements in regard to it. When ío-nalletl remedies Í.4Í1, Dr. Sage’s Calanb Remedy cures. THE ONEIOA COMMUNITY. Tlie Life and Death of Its Founder, Jolin H. Noyes. [N. Y. Time».] The death at Niagara Falls of John Humithrcy Noyes brings conspicuously before the public, probably for tho last time, one of the most curious of the Socialislic experimcuts for which the first half of this century Is noted, the Oneida Community of Perfectionists, which Noyes founded, and which, so long as he was able to manage it, maintained a wonderful degree of material prosperity and vitality. The history of Noyes himself is scarcely more than that of the Community which ho talhcred. He was a native of Brattlcborougii, Vt., where lie w’as born in 1811. He was studying law in 1831 when he came under tho inllncnco of tho great “Finney Revival,” in which he was among the many converts. He abandoned his intention of becoming a lawyer and studied theology, first at Andover and then at New Haven. His ardent study of the Bible under the infin-enco of revival preacheis soon gave him new views of salvation Avhich were all his own, and which he gave the name of “Perfectionism.” It was in 1834 that he founded this new communistic religion, and the next twelve years he spent in extending his views and preaching salvation from sin, principally at Putney, Vt., where he slowly drew about him a small company 0Í believers, among whom were his wife, his mother, two sisters and their husbands. In 1847 he had about forty followers of bis own, and there were other small bodies of “Perfec-tiouists” scattered about the country, ill correspondence with him and anxious to take him for a leader. Noyes had detailed to his followers in 1845 his peculiar views of the proper relations of the sexes, and a yetw later the Putney community began a cautious experiment in communal living. Their views, which ivcre openly avowed, excited what Noyes politely called “Putney Conservatism,” biu it was n conservatism that took the form of brickbats and firebrands, and the Community found it exjtcdicnt to leave Putney in 1848. They took refuge in Oneida, Madison County, this State, where they aecured forty acres of untlllcd and neglected ground, un iinpaiiited frame house, an abandoned Indian hut, and an old Indian saw mill. Here the Coniinu-nity began witti a debt of $2,(KM), and so poor that they could not afford to buy beds, but had to sleep on tho floor of tho garret, which was their principal lodging room. Other Communities sprang up, but were all gradually absorbed by the one at Oneida, with the exception of that at Wallingford, Conn., wliich is still in existence. Under Noyes’ intelligent leadership the enterprise throve, and in 1870 the Community had over 200 members, owned 664 acres of choice land, and had three fine water powers. Tlie mauufactui-ing interest was valued at over $200,000, and the Community had a number of fine brick buildings and much excellent machinery. The religious features of the Community were its most iuterestiug characteristic. Noyes believed in tho Bible and held that God is dual—male and fetnalc. A sinless life was the standard of the Community, and “Perfectionism” was defined as “immediate and total cessation from sin.” Their social theory, evolved from tho Bible, was that, as in heaven there is no simple marriage, giving one avo-raan exclusively to one man, there should be 110 such institution on earth, and so they substituted complex for simple marriage. They held, however, that universal marriage could only bé practiced by those Avho had reached the stage of “Perfectionism,” and that for those still in the world the ordinary system of marriage was necessary. Thev repudiated “free love,” in the ordinary sense of the term, but really practiced it in a religious sense. Of course this theory worked itself out in a practice as an abomination, but so long as Noyes retained the active leadership “complex marriage” was continuea. In 1879, however, It was abandoned, after Noyes had lost his grip through old age, and with Its aboHtion the Community lost Us peculiar significaiice. A Model Charge. He said: “Gentlemen ot the jury, charging a jury is a new business to me, as this is my first case. You have heard all tho evidence, as well as myself; you have also heard Avhat the learued counsel have said. If you believe what the counsel for the plain-liff has told you, your verdict will be for the plaintiff; but if, on the other hand, you bdieve what the defendant’s counsel ha« told you, then you Avill girc a verdict for the defcndaut; but if you are like me, and don’t believe what cither of them has said, then I’ll be d—d if I knoAv what you will do. Constable, take charge of the jury.” _ The World’s Great Canals. Tho Imperial Canal of China is over 1,(MX) miles long. In the year 1861 was completed tlie greatest undertaking of the kind on the European Continent, the canal of Languedoc, or Canal dn Nidu, to connect ihe Ailan-tic Avilh the Mediterranean. Its length is 148 miles: it has mere than iCX) locks and about fifty aqueducts, and its highest part is no less than 600 feet abova the level of the sea; it is navigable for vessels of upward of 600 tons. The largest sh p canal in Europe is the great North Holland Canal, comrdeted iu 182.5. It is 125 feet Avide at tho water surface, thirty-one feet wide at the bottom, and has a depth of twenty feet; it extends from Amsterdam to Hcldcr, flity-oiie miles. The Caledonia Canal, in Scotland, has a total length of sixty miles, including three lakes. The Suez Canal is eighty-eight miles long of Avliicii sixty miles are actual canal. The Erie Canal is 350*2 miles long; the Ohio Canal, Cleveland to Portsmouth, 332; the Miami and Eric, Cincinnati to Toledo, 391; the AVabash and Erie, Evansville to tho Ohio line, 374. No Foolins With the Weather. [Detroit Freo PrcM.j A communication was received fi*om Professor AVagcrman, prophet and predictor, offering to furnish tho Lime Kiln Club Avith a spring tAvo Avccks earlier than usual iu consideration of the small sum of $5. The Professor is a resident of St. Louis, and has ))rcdicted moro dark nights during tho Avatcrmelon season tlian any other man in America. Giveadain Jones moved that his oftcr he accepted. Ho was getting tired of his chilblains, and sighed for a rest. Trustee Pullliack hoped the motion Avould prevail. If he couldn’t go barefoot tAvo Aveeks earlier than usual this year he Avould have to sit in the house. “Dc offer Avill be succinctly declined,” replied the President. “I am not only agin fooling wid de Avcather, blit, if de white folks kin stand it, Avo shouldn’t let on dat it hurts us.” 8oeinx is Beli«vinfc. Il’lttsburg Timea.J Tavo months ago a Democrat—an old Irish veteran—Avas appointed to bo a Avatcliman iu tho Treasury Department. He Avas asiigned to duty at the door of one of the rooms connected with tho redemption division. Evcrjrene noticed the alertness of the ncAV Avatcliinan and the careful scrutiny by him to thc employes as ♦ hey passed iu and out. La.st Avbck he took a Democratic friend aside and told him that the Kepiiblicaus could uot bo as bad as they had been painted. “I have been here,” he said, “eight weeks and ivatched every wan of ’em like a cat Avatchcs a mouse, and divil a wan of ’em has been caught stealing a thing.” Life Amnnir the Pioiieera. [Cortland (N. Y.) Standard.] An incident in pioneer life may shoAV what times were in 1800. My mother said to her nearest neighbor, a Mrs. Roc, living a mile and a half distant, “I have got a fleece now, for I have carded the coit and picked the wool out of an old bed quilt and am making stockings,” Mrs. Roe replied, “So have I got a fleece, for I shaved our dog. and Avitii Avool from a bed blanket will soon iiavc a pair of stockings too.” A short time after that the Avholc neighborhood footed it four miles to sec two sheep, so great was the sight. Valuable Horace. [New York Sun.] The sole of the staliion Phallas for $50,000 shows that tho prices of our troUors are gradually creeping up to the (op notch of eqiiino values. That is X17,500, or $87,500, paid for Don-castei’, a Derby winner. Tiic price lor Phallas is a jump of $10,000 over ilia former trotting limit, the $40,(XX) paid for Maud S; $20,(X)0 over the $30,000 that was lately paid for a former conqucrer of Phallas, Director, also a son of Dictator; and $21,000 moré than the present limit for American thoreughbreds, thc $29,-000 paid for Dcwdrop. The Tune the Old Cow Died Of. [London Agricultural Gazetto.] Ill Scotland and tlic North of Ireland this saying is very common in tho moutlis of the peasantry, though all who use it may not understand its origin. It arose out of an old song: There was an old man, and ho had an old cow, And ho had nutldngto give her; ' So lie took out his Addle and played her a tunc— “Coneldcr, good cow, consider; This IS no time of the year for grasa to grow— (Jonsider, good cow, consider.' The old cow died of hunger, and, Avhen any grotesquely melancholy song or tune is uttered tlie North country people say; “That is the tune the old coAV died of.” Then mmá Now. BT WILUM BIKOKB. I. When I was ten. and she fifteen— Ah me, how fair 1 thought her!— She treated with dlsduiniul mien Tho homage that I brought her; And, in apatrouizlns way. Would of my shy advances say, *‘It’s really qnite abenrd. you see lie’s very mucli too young for me.” II. I’m twenty now. she’s twenty-five. AVell. well! bowo*d she’s growing. I fancy that my suit might thrive. If pressed agnin-but. owing To great diserepnncy in age, Her marked attentions don’t engage My young affections; for vou see She’s really quite too old for me. CUBKENT FUN. A Uaeftil Tulcnt. [I.«wiBton (Me.) Journal.) Speaking of thc first minister on thc Norraguagiis River, Elder James Murphy, who preached there in 1795, a correspondent of tho Jtlachias Republican says “he was not a learned or refined man, but a most successful bctrgar.” Given a Aveak church, and this assuredly is a talent not to be contemned. Ed. Sands used to say that a certain clergyman of liis acquaintance would have .bogged his way to Richmond iu half tho time it took Grant to get there. For wounds,whether incited or confused, Salvation Od is the best remedy. 20 ceuts. Firebugs burned D. Doyle’s b.irn, near Farkei'sburg, W. Va. Loss, $0,000. “Through by daylight’’—The hoast> breaker.—[Life. The watering cart man is always ready to “down with the dust.’’—[Fall River Advance. “What festival of the church do you liks best, Bertie?’’ “The picnics, Mr. Runyan,” -[Tid-Biis. Speaking of Switzerland, iu scenery is remarkably flue, but Its ciimD-it is very rough.—[Columbus Dispatch. A man is obliged to die before bis will umouDU to anything, hut that of a woman is always in force.—[Chicago I.edger. It is difficult to say which is the stick when you see a dude and bis cane going down the avenue.—[Washington Critic. Secretary Lamar will never seed a gymnasium nor have dyspepsia as long as he has Sparks to kick.—[Chicago Inter Ocean, Customer—“What have you this morn« ingT’ Waiter — “Beefsteak and shad; shad all gone. What’ll you havcT’— [Judge. The tailors have struck, and Ed. Harrf-gan, who wanted a pair of pants half-solea had to take them to the shoemakers.—[N. Y. News. A Chinaman and an Indian are as different as are a trotting match ahd a running match—they are uot the same race.—[Chicago Journal. A tushion writer says all the fashions are tor slender women. They are certainly not doaitrned for slender purses.—[Detroit Free I'ross. Jones, 01 Florida, goes up and down i>«. troit repeating ihe name of the new bridge over tbe Niagara at the Falls—“Cantilever ?”—[Alla Californian. We’ve just counted up that we have saved several hundred dollars by smoking the pipe instead ot cigars; but where is ll?—[Kentucky State Journal. “What would s woman do without her looking glass?” is asked. Use another’s. You cun’t stick a woman at easy as you think.—[Blnghnmtou Republican. A minister not long ago preached trom the text, “Be ye therefore sieodfaat.” But the printer made him expound from “Be ye there fur breakt.<st.”—[Texas Siftings. A Pittsburg girl who has been visiting here has returned to her native city; she says tbe atmosphere of Boston does no| soot her.—[Boston Commercial Bulletin. “Ab me,” excluimed tae heni»eckeil man, “AViion all is said and done ’Tis better to have Iov»m1 ami lint Than to have loved ami won!’’ -[Boston Courier. John W. Maokar.it is said, will leave hli millions to bis stemlaughter’s sun. “What agod-send to Italy I” as the sentry remarked V 'ten the geese suved Rjoie.—[Cbicagi ihnne. Bum—“Please help a poor mau what baa lost bis har.d?” Charitable Ladr—“Bow did you lose your hand, ray good roaaP* Bum — “W’hy — why — playing poker, inarm.”-[Judge. The unlucky captain of a New Bedford mackerel smack says he doesn’t want any more geometry io his. He went out tor a trr-angle and brought back a wreck-tan gle.—[Judge. When Miss Folsom becomes 31 rs. Cleveland a book from her pen on “How 1 Won a Presideut” would sell tolerably well on railroad trains and at aummer resorts. —[Chicago Herald. Every one of tto “old Jackson Democrats” believes tbeaiory that tne President is enzaged—at any rate, he hat always bees engaged wnen they called at the Whits House.—[Chicago 'Ksios. Women’s bats will be higher this soring than ever. Well, we can stand It. The dramatic season is over, and we don’t cars particularly if they do hide the minister from iia.—[Lowell Citizen. Sick Husband—Y'ou will see, dear, that my grave is kep* !?reen? Wife—Oh. yes, John. The sexton has a ten-year-old boy who will be only too glad to earn a llule i soineibiug every week.—[Exchange. Uologaugus is s word that means “no good” in tho Sewiiuols language. Very lew people know it, however, so that wo viointe nocontidenco, and hurt nobody’s feelings bv expressing our candid opinion that a good many people we might raeutiOQ are hologaugus,—[Somerville Journal, “Sir,” said the trembling young man to the girl’s father, “1 love yourdanghter and she loves me, and I have come to ask you for her. I am sober and Industrious, but poor. Will you give assent?” “Not a durnedcent,” growletl the old man, and tba poor lover was oarrie<l away in ccnvu) slons.—[Wasbincton Critic. “In the spring the young man's fancv lighllv turns to thoughts of love,” but persons in middle azc whose powers are weakened by blood taint and corrnptloo, zet satisfactory ri siilts from the use of Warner’s safe cure.