Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - September 25, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. IVo. 30.OIJVCITVIV^TI, THrJ»SI>JLY, SEl^TEMBER S5, 1884. Eer Year Home From Abroad. BY OEOROR W. BÜNOAY. When on the ocean homewanl Ixnind, With fiwcIliiiK Rail*' and starry banner*. We knew no tilaec like home is found, No soiia i-o sweet ue home’s hosannas. The seas lliat cbh and (low can never, Divide the lore that Uvea forever. Our home is nearer to the skies. Of evening calm and dewy morning. Than arc the nalacos that rise In other lands the hills adornine. Nor time nori^haiiRe its ties can sever. It is a Itond that binds foi-ever. How hapny the reception home, How jubilant its (tlad ovatioiis, How soft the sky above its dome. Theie's welcome in its constellation*. Siiaces, thciiKh vast, can not dissever, The ties that touch the heart forever. There is no place that'* near or far, Tnou}:h broad its fame and rich its *plendor. At home, whcie light fnlls from the star. Of nicinorv fi nd and low llial’s tender. The hive of lioiiie is the true lever. That fills the heart with hope forever. Svmbol of heaven is home liclovr. Home iff a happy mansión nearer Tlian elscwlicrc lo the star* that gloir. The lore uf kindred makes it dearer Than courts of kings, and spurs endeavor To win a home in lienveu forever. NOTES AND NEWS.ZIGZAG. FROM THE FUEXCII. Professor R. A. Pn»ctor Is delivering a course of lectures on astronomy at Leaven* worth, Kan. There is a man in Georgia who has a tunflower stalk in his garden with 118 flowers on it. There is a suggestion of the inttoduetion of ««Riels into England as beasts of bur* den, their use having proved very satistac* tory ill Australia. Admiral Courbet is claimed as an Irish* Itan, LU fallier being a Cork man, who, on emlcrating, changed his name from the Irish, Corbet, to the more Gallic Courbet. W ater is twenty*five cents |>cr barrel and ■ailk fifty cents per gallon in Lordsburg, N. H., and all tlie old topers declare that whisky IS the only thing poor aien can afford to drink. The ncwspajiers of British India com* Bionly sjieak of Englishmen a* fiends, demons, rohlicrs and scoundrels, and are en* deavoring, uppurently, to incite the natives to rebellion. The burrashuta, a camivoroii* fly hereto* fore confined to South America, baa made its appearance in Florld.'t. Its bite, though not iKiliionoiis, is ]>ainful, and the lots of blood comparatively great. Mr. Gladstone, who was said to be look* ing very pale, exiiaiisted, and feverishly excited iwinediately after lii* campaign, and w ho got a lecture IroiB bis physician, has Just climbed the second highest moun* tain in Scotland. ^ One of the first couples to take ad van t* age of the new French divorce law bore the name ot Granville. 'The woman, who married at sixteen, ohtaineti e separation fifteen days after the wedding, and bud been await* ing her divorce fifty years. A man is living in Switzerland who takes all of his food from the end of a stick. His daughter had been in Marseilles ass nurse, and return<-d with all her clothing. She soon died, together w itli her Bister and eister-in-luw', and the old faiher has not since pasNcd beyond liis little [latch of land. Persons wlio w ish to see him at bis bound* ary throw a sloiic at bis dour. Marion Crnwrord, the prolific and popu* lar American uuvetist, is, like many other young men, a liersisient smoker of cigar* ettes, which, like most ^paniiirds and some Freiicliineii, he makes himself very adroit* ly. When writing, he has a little Roman bowl full of tobacco, niid a l>ook of cigarette papers at bis elbow, ami whenever he ptinses lor tlionght the time is utilized to nianafacture a fresh uígarcttc. The 6U|ierstition against the number 18 atili survives so strongly in Paris that there is no iiuiiibcr 13 in the Aveiino Friedland, that nnmber tieing represented by numero 14 bis, and the other dny when thirteen sat down to a dinner to a celebrated artist a bunt for a new guest eventuated in the selection of a cab liriver, who ¡iroverl to be a highly polite geiitleiiian, and, though he sat next to a taliimt Minister, was quite equal to the occasion. i A Hlrong Testimonial. The following letter from the wife ol At* torncy General Fair, of Tennessee, gives a clear and emphatic report of the great henil received Iroiii the use of Compound Oxygen. “Hi ointvillk. Tknn ,Oct. 16,1882. “Dh8. 8TAUKKY & I'Al.KNt For Seventeen rears 1 iiavc been a sntferer from dis-easeti liver, having contractiHl the disease while living in the ninIiirinl districts of Texas, each succeeding attack being more severe, and leaving me less strength to bear the next. About two year* ago I was induced lo use Conijiouiid Oxygen, and since that time have steadily improved without anv falling hack. For years 1 bud not had two good night’s rest in succession, but since using your remedy, have slept well, it is now twelve montbs since 1 have had an attack of bilious oolic, and have fewer symptoms of the return of the disensc than for years. Yon are at liberty to pnblisli tills. Mrs. .Iuiin Fair.” Onr “Trculise on Compound Oxygen,” containing a history of the discovery and mode of action of this reninrkable curative agent, and a large record of surprising •sures inronsnmptiou, Catnrrh, Neuralgia, BroiichiMs, Asthma, etc., and a wide range of chronic diseases, will be sent free. Address Dk8. ¡“TARKEY & 1’AI.KN, 1100 and 1111 Girard street, Philadelphia. Bo Much llie Better for Her. [Texas Siftlug*.] A gentleman and bis wife, the latter with • six nionlbs’ ol4 Infant in her arms, were about to enter the Austin Ojiers House to see the performance one night, when the doorkeeper suddenly said: *‘Beg pardon, ms’am, but you can't take Infants inside.” ‘‘Very well,” said the lady, “so much the better for me. You Just take care of the little fellow till the play is over—and, by the way, here’s the milk bottle in case be should cry.” Captain Simpson, patient at the veilow fever Gu.arsDUue Hospital, Boston, died. The f[uest8 leisurely entered the large dining room of the hotel and seated themselves in their places. The waPerscommenced their service slowly in order to allow time for those who Averc late, so that they tvould not have to bring back the dishes; and the old bat lie rs. the habitues of the place, looked with interest toivard the door each time it opened, to see the new face.s that appeared. That is the gi-eat distraction of watering places. One looks forward to dinner time to insiK'ct the arrivals of the day, and to guess who they are, what they do, and what they tliink. Therefore, on the evening in question, as on all other evenings, we Avere awaiting the arrival of the new comers. Tliey were only tAvo, but they were very strange persons, a man and a woman, father and daughter. They at once produced on me such an effect as the characters of Edgar Poe might; ncA'crtheless there Avas about them a charm, a charm borii of misfortune. I pictured them to myself as the victims of fatality. The man was tall and spare, a little bent. Avitb white hair, too white fur his yellow physiognomy; and there Avas in his manlier a grave air and austere bearing. The ‘ daughter, perhaps twenty-four or tAveiity-five years of age, Avas smail, quite slender and very pale, and had a Avearicd and dc-jecteil air. Slie Avas rather pretty, liaving the diaphanous beauty of an apparition. She ate very slowly, as if she Avcrs hardly able to move her arms. It Avas cvidentlv she Avho had come to take the Avaters. They Avere seated opposite to me at table, and I at once noticed that the father had a peculiar nervous atiec-tiun. Every time he wished to reach anything his hand described a rapid movcinciit, a sort of zigzag, before he Avas able to touch the oliject he Avas seeking. In a fcAV moments this movement tired me so that I was compelled to turn aAvay my head in order not to sec it. I noticed also that the young woman Avhile eating Avore a glove on her left hand. After dinner I went for a stroll in the park of the the**mal establishment. This Avas situated at a little station in Auvergne, Chatel-Guion, concealed in a gorge at the foot of a high inouutain, whence issued boiling waters, coming from the depth of au ancient volcano. Beyond, above us, the domes, extinct craters, reared their truncated heads above a long chain. It was a vciy warm evening. I strolled to and fro in the shady walk, listening, from the mountain side which commanded a view of the park, to the music from the Casino, the first strains of which were sounding. I saAV the father and daughter coming slowly toAvard me. I saluted them, as in watering places one salutes his hotel coinpHiiiuns, and the man, at once pausing, asked of me: “Can you tell me, monsieur, Avhere I will find a short and pleasant promenade ?” I offered to conduct them to a valley in Avliich floAvcd a little stream—a deep valley, a narrow gorge between two steep declivities, rocky and wooded. They accepted niy offer. We talked, naturally, of the virtue of the waters. “Ah,” said he. “my dauglitcr has a strange malady, the seat of which is unknoAvn. She shows incoinprclien-sible symptoms of nervous troubles. At one time she seems to be atfccted with heart disease, at another time Avith a liver complaint and again Avith a disease of the spinal niarroAV. To-day the trouble seems to be seated in the stomach, Avhich is, as it Avcre, the engine, the great regulator of tlie body. That is why we arc here. I believe that the treiiblo is seated in the iierA'es. At all events it is very bad.” I at once remembered the nervous affcciioii of his hand, and I asked : “But is not the trouble hereditary ? Have you not yourself a nervous affection ?” He responded in a quiet tone: “I? Oh no; my nerves are always quite calm.” Then suddenly, after a short silence, he said: “Ah, you allude to the spasm of my hand Avhencver I attempt to take anything? That was caused by a«terri-blc cx)iertence Avhlch I had. Imagine that my daughter were buried alive!” I could make no reply, save an ex chimation of surprise and emotion. He continued: “I will relate my experience. It is a brief story. Juliette had had for some time grave symptoms of lica’/t disease. We believed that organ Avas affected. “She Avas brought in one day, cold, motionless, dead. She had fallen in the gai-dcn. The doctor pronounced her dead. I watched beside her a day and two nights. I myeclf placed her in the coffin, which I accompanied to the cemetery, where it wag depci ilcd in our family vault. It was in the country, in Lorraine. *^‘l wished that she should bo buried Avith her jewels, the bracelets, necklaces, rings, all the ornaments she had received from me, and in her ñrst ball dress. “You can not iutagluQ what waa the state of my heart and of my mind on returning home. I had oiily her, my Avlfe having been dead some time. I entered my chamber alone, half crazed, exhausted, and I fell into a chair unable to think or to move a muscle. I Avas nothing but a wretched vibrating machine. “My old valet, Prosper, Avho had helped me. dispose Juliette in her coffin and prepare her for her last sleep, entered noiselessly and asked if I Avanted anything. I replied that I did not, and he thereupon retired. “IIoAV the hours passed I know not. Oh, Avhat a night! What a night! It Avas cold; the fire had gone out In the large fircplac", and the Avind, a wintry Avind, a great wind full of sleet, made the Aviiidows rattle with a mournful and regular sound. “How did the hours pass? I Avas there Avithout sleep, Aveakened, crushed, my eyes open, my limbs extended, iny body nerveless, my mind ]>aralyzcd by despair. Suddenly the door bell rang. “I received such a shock that my chair creaked under me. The sulenm sound vibrated in the chateau as in an empty cave. I turned to the clock to see what the hour was. It Avas 2 o’clock in the morning. AVho could come at such an hour ? “Suddenly the bell souudcd again. The servants, I thougbr, would not dare to answer it. I took a light and descended. I Avas afraid to ask Avho Avas there. “Then, becoming ashamed of this Avcakncss, I slowly withdrew the great bolts. My heart beat; I was filled Avitli fear. I o|>cned the door suddeiily and perceived in the darkness a form clothed in white, locking like a phantom. “I drew back dismayed, and stani-inering, ‘Who—avIio—arc you ?’ “A vqicc responded, ‘It is I, father.’ “It Avas my daughter. I thought I Avas mad. I retreated before the sjiccter as it entered. Then I raised iny hand, as if to frighten it away, WOLSELETS BOATMEN. inakinv the gesture Avhicli you have noticed—the get rid of. gesture Avhich I can uot “The apparition said: ‘Have no fear, father, I Avas not dead. Some one Avishcd to rob me of my rings and cut one of niy fingers; the blood began to floAV, and that reanimated me.’ “And I perceived in fact that she was covered Avitli blood. I fell on niv knees, choking Avith my sobs. Then, Avhen I had, recovered my thoughts a little, I conducted her to my chamber and seated her in my easy chair. Then I suminond Prosper in order that he might rekindle th? fire, prepare a drink and seek help. “The man entered, looked at ray daughter, ojicned his mouth in a spasm of horror, then fell back dead. “It was he who had opened the vault and had mutilated my daughter. He had not effaced the traces of the robbery. He had not even taken the care to put the coffin back in its place, thinking I would never suspect him, as he had my entire confidence. “You see, monsieur, that we are uiost unfortunate people.” * III It « * Night had enveloped the lonely and somber valley, and a sort of mysterious fear took possession of me in the presence of these strange beings—this Avoman returned from the ilead and her father Avitli that extraordinary zigzag gesture. I could think of nothing to say. I inurincred: “Hoav horrible!” Then after a minute I added : “Shall Ave return ? It seems to be groAving cold.” And we retraced our steps toward the hotel. Human CaIvcr. An excbanire says: “Nine-tenths of the unhappy marriages result from human calves being allowed to run at large in society pastures.'’ Nine-tenths of the chronic or lingering diseases of tu-<)a v originate in iiupure blood, liver complaint or biliousness, resulting in scroiula. consumption (which is hut scrofula of the lungs), sores, ulcers, skin (liscases and kindred aftections. Dr. 1‘ierce’s “Golden Meilical Discovery” cures all these. Of druggists. Wiser Than We Seem. [Life. I Miss W. (from Boston)—why, Ella, how delightful! Here is a complete set of Moliere. Ella—Molly Eyref Miss W.—Yes. 1 never supposed you cared for that sort of rending. Ella—Indeed L uo; I just dote on her! The Terrible Drain which scrofula has uiion the system must be arrested, and the IiI'KhI must be purified, or serious consequences will ensue. For purifying and viializing efteets. Hood’s Sarsaparilla has been found bUi»erior to any otlier preparation. It exjiels every trace of imnniity from the bloml, and l»e-stows new lire and vigor ujion every function of the body, enabling it to entirely overcome disease. •What They Think. [Si^vannah Newt.] Some of the London papers appear to think that the French want to keep John Bull out of the China shop. Color Yonr Butter. Farmers that try to sell white butter are all of the opinion that dairying does not pay. If they would use Wells, Richardson & Co.’s Improved Butter Color, and market their butler iu perfect condition, they would still get good prices, hut it will uot jiiiy to make any but the best in color and quality. This color is used by all the leading creameries and dairymen, and is ibW by druggists aud merchants. A Fine Body oí Men Ready to Start for the Nile [Montrc.nl Cor. N. Y. Times. | A great deal of interest has 1 atelv been taken here in the arrangeincnts for the dispatch of the contingent of Canadian boatmen who are intended to aid Lord Wolselcy in his upward course on the Nile. The selection of Canadians lor the difficult task of piloting England's soldiers on their way to the relief of Gordon, was a graceful compliment bv Wolselcy to the men who rendered him, during the earlier days of his career, such excellent service in the* Rod Kiver expedition, and though the proposal met with some objections at first it will doubtless he found before the close of the cxiiedition, if appearances go for anything, that the men will not disappoint Wolseley’s exivcctations. A finer looking hotly of men could hardly be found. The contingent numbers about 500 men all told, including detachments from Quebec, OttaAva, WiuniiMig, Three Rivers and CaiighiiaAvaga an Indian village near Montreal. Major Denison, an old officer and a resident of Toronto, is in command. The Ocean King, an iron vessel of2,000 tons, was engaged by the Canadian Governinent for the transportation of the men, and left today for Quebec, having on ‘ oaM the OttaAva, Winnipeg and Indian contingents, Avith Ijord Melgund, who represents the Government, in charge. The vessel Avill arrive at Quebec on Monday morning, where the other detiichinents Avill he taken on board and, after being inspected by the Governor General, the vessel will sail for Sydney, CajMi Breton, Avhero the supply of coal Avill be obtained. The Ocean King Avill then make direct for Gibraltar and Alexandria, arriving at the latter place about the middle of October. The men, Avho have been engaged all their lives on the Canadian rivers and lakes, Avill be stationed in detachments in the most difficult passages of the Nile to assist the fiutilla in its upAvard progress. For this Avork each man Avill receive fK) a month, besides provisions, of which a large supply lias been forwarded by the Govcrnnient. They are also provided with a complete kit, suitable to the climate and the Avork iu which they arc to be engaged. ^ Traiisrormai ionii. BV KATUKKINK LRK BATBS. Down R bleak New England Held Khoubi iiiy bonny buly clray. Where the fr <Dt-cleft riH'kff aro hesleU By the lichen* cri*p and gray, Not ffor mullein wrapt in fur, Nui- (be KHiint. unsiglitly pine. Ragged inos* or Jimii»er, Bcorn it, Indy mine. Wonid mv winsome lady wend, Footiug daintily and slow, And al)OVe the «wcet fern l>end, Purling this with hand of snow, Woven nest ffhull meet her view. Where the fuint wild rose* shine. In the fragrance aixl the dew, Cheriahcd lady mine. On a cold New England heart IShould my Imnny lady chiiiice. From wlK»e granite fl«*nrc* star* Fuldetl leaves of *hy romance. Not for sylvan soug or rude. Diffavo'wctI by Muse*.Nine, Homely garb and habitude, iScoru it, luily mine. Gentle lady, would you deign AA’ell til is ruggcil lieart to scant Bnds of ho|ie and thorns of pam btaiuu it with the seal of man. Sweet dreams eomewhcre bemi and blnsh Over love’s st'questcrod shrine, Which your idle foot iiiar crush, Uonnv lady mine. Kinsc Hiiinbert's Heroism. floindun Cor. N. Y. Time*.] The heroism of King Humbert makes the most Avclcomc royal picture Europe has looked ou for years. The King is accompanied always by his brother Amadeus. He has vUitcd all tho hospitals and the afflicted quarters, scattering money and kind wonls right and left. He wished to explore the Foiidaici, contafciing probably the most hideous hinnaii habitations in Christendom, witli its narrow courtyards, its houses eighty feet high, the sunlight and air excluded, and the filthiest rooms, each with a dozen or fifteen iiiiMatcs of both sexes. There is no water there to wash Avith; the place is alive with vcr-iiiiii; it is a literal sink of pestilence, and contains fully one-fourth of the whole ))opulatioii of Nu|)les. All efforts to dissuade the King from going had failed, Avheu a despairing official cried out: “You have no right to ooiii-niit suicide. Nor have you a right to deliberately murder many of tlicse unfortunate people who will fojlow you even into that hotbed of dcMh!” Uiionlhls the King boAVcd and got into his carriage again. All clásses arc becoming dcniorelizcd as the lior-ror grows, but there can be no doubt that the King’s example has hud the effect of preventing what would ^ave otherwise been a fearful panic. The Italian people are almost ci*azy with enthusiasm fur the King. The Domiakin of Caniula. 1 IPilUbun Dlipttch,] I As it is generally known, thcjDo-iniuiou of Canada comprises the feven Proviuces of Quebec, Oi.'Vt'io, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ncav BrimsAvick and Priiicc'Ed-Avards Island, all having a population of 4,500,000. The mistaken idea prevails in tho United States that thficx-•ecutive authority jg vested ini the Governor General. This is not so, that functionary simply excreising the aiithoritv of the Queen, who is liorself the direct ruler. The salary of the Governor General is |50,000 per j'car. He has thirteen advisers, comprising a Cabinet, and known as the (¿ueen’s Privy Council of Canada. These men receive salaries of $7,0(X) j)cr annum, and |1,000 extra for each Parliamentary session, exceptimr the Premier, Avho receives $8,000 and the additional $1,000 per session. The total of these salaries is $155,000, Avhich, compaml with the $10t>,000 paid the President and his Cabinet, has the flavor of extraA’agancc. The Departments are of Justice, of Finance, of Agriculture, of State, of War, of Customs, of Inland Revenue, of the Interior, of Marine and Fisheries, and of the Post Office. AuKiMt’s FriRlitful Fire Hi'uord. [St. Paul Presi.] Steadily as the months go on the record of fire losses in the United States and Canada mounts up to a total that promises to bo of startling projAoriions by the end of the year. During August there Ai’cre, according to the New York Commercial Bulletin, no less than 185 fires, each of Avhich caused a loss of $10,000 or over. Tiie aggregate loss by these 185 fires Avas $8,500,000. Adding lor the fires of less destructiveness than $10,000 and for unrecorded or omitted fires, a fair estimate of $2,000,0(X), and the total cost to the country of August fires was $10,500,000, a total never before equaled during that month. This brings up the total for the eight months of 1884 to $74,000,000, and, if kept up at this rate, to $111,000,000 for the year. The list of August fires of $10,000 and ujiward shows seventy-five where the reported loss Avas between $10,000 and $20,000 ; 28 betAvecn $20,000 and $80.000; á) between $;10,-000 and $50,000; 18 between $.50,000 and $75,000; 1(5 between $75,(XK) and $100,(XK); 11 betAveen $100,(XX) and $200,000, and 7 of $200,000 and over— the total footing of these 185 fires being, as stated, $8,.500,000. Tho 18 large fires of August were as follows: Philadeljihia, $11(5,5(X); Emporium, Penn., $2(X),(X)0; Tjcxing-ton County, S. C., $150,(K)0; Philadelphia, $150,000; Jeraey City, N. J., $260,0(^; San Francisco, $250,000; North East, Pa., $200,000; Ijanipasas, Texas, $175,(XX); Anoka, Minn., $tV40,-0(X); Granada, Miss., $31)0,000; Greenville, Texas, $3(X),000; Alameda, Cal., $We;000; Roscbtirg, <)o., $tlO,OOOT DuU'.tii, Xliiin., $140,000; Newark, N. J., $100,000; Adams, N. Y., $103,000; Waterloo, III., $175,000; Marshall, Texas, $120,000—making alioiit $3,7(X),-(X)0, or more than one-thirtl of the month’s fire waste, chargeable to the accouut of these eighteen fires alone. ______ The White House Horses. [\A’a»hiiii;tuu Letter. | There is a handsoine brick stable on the White House grounds, and the President is expected to maintain a good stud of horses. President Wasliliigton rode on official occasions in a gorgeous state coach drawn by six horses. In his tours about the country he used four horses, and Avhcn he drove to church two. His coach and servants came out rcsplciiidcnt in a livery oí white Avitli scarlet trimmings. General Grant appeared on official occasions in a four horse barouche, but President Arthur never drives anything more than a two horse rig, and his servant’s livery is of a mouse color Avith silver bnttons, Jefferson used to go rattling across the country behind a four horse team, and when inaugurated he rode on horseback to the Capitol and lett his horse tied to the fence wliilo the cereiiiony was performed. President Arthur goes to church Avithiii a stone’s tliroAV of the White House, but he generally rides even that distance. The Episcopal Church Avhich he attends is very aristocratic and it Avould be hardly satisfied to have him Avalk through the beautiful trees of Lafayette Square. Tiio ceremony of iuaugiiration has greatly changed since tho daj’s of •Icifursoii. Now it is a grand ceremonial. Tlie old and new President go back to the White House together and after a lunch the old goes out and the new conics in. Once out of office the President practically gives up the ghost socially. “Lc roi cst mort, vive le roi.”_______ The Heat in Ijoiidon. [Boston Journal.J The heat this summer has been intense in London, and it was amusing, said a visitor, to see how individual members of the mnltitndc tried to fortify themselves against it. Sonic wore cabbage leaves as sun protectors, others bought thepaiiers and converted them to similar use; one or two wore pith hats and a very fcAV appeared ill duck and linen coats. But the average Englishman clings to a black coat and silk hat, in his belief that perspiration and respcctuhility are syuoiiymous terms. A Thing of Beauty.—The most brll- made bv the Biamonil Dyes. Unequsled for brilliancy and durability. 10c. at drug-ists. Send 2o. tor 32 sampie colors. Wells, lian* Bhsdce possible, on ail tabrics, are Dii ■ brilliancy cists. Send 2o Ricbardsou A Co., Burlington, Y t. Claret was used to extinguish a fire at Mission Ban Jose, Cal., owlug to a lack of water. _ _ __ My hiiibnnri (write* a l*<ty) I* three time* the man uncu uiiug “Wells’ Health Iteuewer,” FlRhtina fttr a Ijover, fl/ondon Standard.] The fortunato man whose affections are disputed «by two ladies ought to feel that they are very much in earnest if thev light a duel over the matter, even though it only be with two pairs of scissors. In fact, such weapons, well managed, may do more damage than pistols or swonD. and inflict very ugly Avounds. Tho two maidens Avho recently met with scissors in tlieir liands on a vacant plot of ground near I’aris Avere of very humble station, and so Avas the individual AA'honi they both loA’cd. But they arranged all tlie preliminaries of the encounter in orthodox fashion, it being agreed, in the presence of witnesses, that she Avho snccninbcd should relinquish, at once and forever, all claims to the afi'cctioiis and person of their mutual flame. Thev fought Avith determination, the scissors in-ilicting various AA’ounds, and the fair duellists were evidently becoming desperate when an accident put an end to tho encounter. One of them, finding herself hard pressed by her younger rival, recotica, and, in tloing so, 8tct>ped backAvard into a Avell, the ojicniiig of Avhich Avas level Avith the ground. She might have been Jett there to droAvn by her antagonist, had the latter been hard-hearlud. But she Avas not. On hearing the shrieks for help, she ran for assistance, aud the Ainfurtunatc young woman Avas rescued, half dead, from her iierilons jm-sition. Perliaps the latter, in rednrii tor tliis hnniane action, will renounce her claims to the young man. — ^ii ^ Lake Glrio and the Cleveland Fire. [CivrelHti*! I.eu(k‘r.] The lake more than anything else saved the bnslnesiiAortion of tho city. When the fire crossed the river a short distance west of Seneca street, a south or southAvest Avind Avould have made it ini|>os8Íhie to cheek the sweep of the flames, and at one time tiic chances favored a clean SAvath to the lake. At this season of tlio year, hoAvever, the heating of the ground dni'ing the day invariably causes a lake breeze, Avhlch dies UAA'ay after sundoAvii and gives place to a south Aviml such as Avas hloAving during the early iirogross of the fire last evening. The great heat of the coiiflngratioii served the same nuiqiose that tlic sun’s rays do in the day and created the iaktiJuueaeius4ÍM-tí«*o^ tiNPn flames back and enable the Fire Department to get control of tho blaze 011 the north side of the river. From that nionient the worst was over, and the otlds favoriHl the coiiliniug of the fire to the flats. As the suction of cooler air from tho lake increased Avith the groAVth of the heat over Uie flats, the task of guarding the river line became easier, the north Avlnd grcAV stronger, and eventually victory over the conflagration was only a question of time. Without the presence of the lake the fire Avould probably have only increased tho strength of the south Aviiid, ainl faiiiicd the fury ot tho flumes sAVoepiiig north-Avard. The change of tho Avind cheeked the fire, and the grand old Lake Erie avus the cause uf change of the wind. Failure of a Great Idea. [Athovillc Exlavigatnr.] When Colonel McKinney’s grandfather started the BiiugtoAvii Bugle he had the most flattering prospects of success. He had a list of over twenty-eight subscribers, embracing the most prominent citizens of Bung* town. But he reached out a little too far. He hired a felhiw to shoot him one night—not to hit him, but to miss him a foot or íavo. and put the loud of buckshot Into the wall or the Avood-box. His idea Avas to get up a big sensational article for the next issue of the piqicr: “Brutal Attempt at Assassination! A Prominent I'^dilor Shot At! CoAVtti*dly Flight of the miscreant!” and all that sort of thing, Avas tho “heading” he had fixed nil in advance. But the pretended ninr-dcrcr “buildcd better thnu he kncAV,” or the editor either. In fact he killed tho unfortunate “inolder of jioimlar thought,” and tho result Avas the collapse of the BungtuAvn Bugle. The lioousc Platfiie In Spain. [Baliimord Auicrlcun.J Every vestige of vegetation has dis-ap)>carcd in tho Central Spanish provinces under the locust plague. The damage to tho farmers in tho Province of Ciudad Real alone is estimated at $l(),000,(XX). Bomo idea of tlic proiiortion of the plague maybe gathered from the tact that Avheii a band of locusts takes flight the sun is obscni'cd Avith a dark cloud, and at some places the trains have been forced to stop till the line Avas cleared. It is fortunate for tho population that there is a sur[)lns of grain in otiier portions of the AVorUl, and that Avheut has never been selling so Ioav as at tho present time, both iu England and tho United States. A Solid Bank. [Chicago Tribune.] There is one bank in tho country that hasn’t failed and will uot fail. That is the bank in which our farmers last spring de* posited their seed corn. “Rough on Pain.’’ A»k for it. quirk cure. Colle, Crnnq)*, lliarrha'a; externally rjr ache*, psiua, tprsiu*, headucue, ucurslgia. An Idvl oftfifl SBOimock. BV KARL If. V»mN. AVe arcffittiiig iu the hununoc-k, *hc and I. Maj and I. And the gi'iitly blowing breeze, Thmugh tho overhanging tree*. VA ith a *ud aud luouriiful »igh, AVIuhih?!"* I>y, Uufftle* hy Coolly, sweetlj', siully, gently ruslles by. AV'o are swinging m tlic liammock, lover* tw*, -May and I.cw, And her tiny Utote*! feet AVilh the brunelie* nearly nioct, Aud tee iu eyes of blue, Ljve HO true, Fond and true. Brightly glowiug, gladly beainiug, fond sa4 true. AVc arc sitting in the hammock, lovers lair foolixli |iiiir. And mv candu’, arm aronnd Her delightful wamt is wound, Just to keep tite little deur From n fear, ilnunling fear. From a tumbling, toppling-ovor, baunting fear. We arc lying in the gr.i*8L>s, she and i, Ms/ and I, And the maiden, blu«hiiig red, ."'itling sqnnrelv on iny iiead. Utters one affriglite*! ery— “Hauimoek down. Broken iloun. Oil, the horrid, horria haminoek's broken down!” CUllKENT FUN. The late straw hat catclies the early cold Avavo.—[N. Y. Journal. Mem. for the ilegal (¿ii id mine—Is it laAvfiil fora blind man to sue on a bill payable at sight?—[Life. An aching void—A hollow tooth.— “Won by a bare scratch!” as the heu ohservcfi Avhen she turned up Uie worm.—[.Judge. We iindorstand that the mosqnitoei pronounce tho opeiiAVork .‘‘leeve now so much affected by the ladio.s as |>er-fectly enchanting.—[Boston Transcript. It is said I*abouchcre makes $1()0,-000 a year out of Truth. Several New York journalists make as much, but not out of the same thing.—[Chicago Ncav s. Anxious Inquiry-When you say that you have found the milk in the cocoanut, it is merely another Avay ot staling tliai you have got like facts in , a iiutrikcll.—I PAick- “Men may tram|do me niider foot, blit I’ve iiatl agootl bringing up aiiy-hew^<“tNM<Pthec«rpfff, iiirft avhs carried in a Inxtirioiis elevator to the top floor.—[N. Y. Journal. ThcAvifoofa Avealthy Logans|)ort (Ind.) jeweler elopctl tAvlco in one Aveok. She Avas probably practicing that golden rulo: “If at firnt you don^ succeed try again.”—[Urooklyu Times. A Berlin pa lie r announces that the three Emperors Avill meet “simnltati-eoiisly” at WarsaAV. Wo believe hcretoforo the three EmiHMors haA’o met one at a time.—[NorristOAVu Herald. It rather destroys a farmer’s faith in humanity Avhcn ho has 8to))[H>d liutting paris green on the isdato vines to find tho ])Otato bug flocking around the house hunting for the pail in Avhich ho keeps it.—[Boston Post. The Conundrum Cjub iias just constructed the folloAving uiisAvcr, but have not yet had time to build a question to meet it; “One is a Jersey musqnito aud the otiier is a Mercy, just qui, oh!”—[N. Y. Journal. The poet SAvinburne recentlv collared a London waiter and read him his last poem. We Jiave no sy;npa-thy Avith Avaiters as a class, hut this looks to us like inliuiiianity. If he didn’t like the Avaitcr, why didn’t he kill him ?—[Graphic. When Mrs. Pina[)hor read that “Foo Chow had fallen,” she said this inight be good news to those Avho liked the stuff, hut slie wouldn’t buy the mixture if it were to tall to thi-ee centsa quart. It íssup|K>st.HÍ thegu«Nl Avoinnn Avas thinking of cIioav-cJioav. —[XorristoAvii Herald. There is a yomig lady avIio livea next door to Blogg’»house, and Avhile Blogghad ooinpany Hie other oA’cning she Av:is heard in her endeaA ors to extort music from a [liaiio. “Our neighbor’s daughter is a vei-y gmxl jilayer,” remarked Blogg, alfiihly, during a pause in the conversation. "Her tin e is a little sloAV,” Avas the crilieal re-s)K)iiscot Blo^g'’s caller,Avho hap|M'iiod to be a connoisseur in music. "Yes,’* said Blogg, ‘‘her young man is there, and very likely she has set the clock back.”—[LoAveU Citinien. He Avas a tramp, aud Avheii lie liad carefully seaiiiictL tJm back yanl for the expected w<»««11 pile and found none, he quietly alld around, and. knocking at tlio tVrmt door, began his story of iiiisfortime and his inability to get AVork. ‘*Yes,” said the farmer, Avho Avas of a classic turn, “but 'labor conquers all tlilims;’you renienibi'r the old suAV, don t you ?” “Yes, indeed, I do,”said the Avayfarer, as tears started to his eyes, “and the reiiieni-lu'ance is indeed painful, but as I came along I didn’t sco any hanging up ou the bark of the house, so 1 thought I would ask fur sotneihing to eat. Yes, I remember the old saw, and Avood pile, too, but have no use for them ; good day,” and he vanished into tho whorein ss of the avhither. —[Boston Post. ■—I m m im — I’rivalencc of Kiilner Complaint in ‘UucliU'pMilia” IS s quick, cviupUtccujt. fl.