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BOTTOM AND BIS ZSTXXTIOlf.':
Boyton has been an expert swimmer
from youth, and baa saved more lives
than the hero of Charles Beade's story
over which so much noise was made.
Before he bad passed tua twenty-sixth
year he had rescued upward of seventy
persona from drowning. H served in
our nary during the war, with Juarez in
Mexico, and with the French in the late
war. Afterward he formed a " Life
Brigade at Atlantic "City; New Jersey,
and rescued some twenty-five bathers
from death. -..?;.- :
He then put forth his new life-saving
dress which has attained so much atten
tion. - It is a tunic- and ' pantaloons of
rubber, donned in a moment, and capa
ble of bein inflated at wilL It sup
ports the wearer in the water for an in
definite time,, keeps him perfectly dry.
and enables him to carry a, knapsack of
provisions, signals, book,, an axe, knife,
and paddle to propel himself. q
Boyton's first experiment, on-a
scale, was to sail for Europe in October,'
1874, intending to be dropped in the
water and left to himself when 200 miles
from shore. ; ,The Captain refused to let
him be put off, so he continued till
within aiht of the Irish coast, and then
left the vessel darings heavy storm, and
when seven miles from shore. He was
in the water all- night, beaten about by
counter currents 'and winciU, but suc
ceeded in reachmg ehc the next dsy,
and safely made bis way to Cork. ... 5 :
His late attempt to cross the, English
Channel was- great: success in fact
though not in form. He failed of mak
ing the French coast by eight roues on
account of darkness, storm and counter
tide; but he kept afloat for fifteen hours,
traveled over fifty , miles, and, was taken
out with-dry skin, even pulse, and no
serious fatigue. He received the- con
gratulations of the English press, the
Queen, and the Ijord Mayor, and a gold
medal from the ''Humane Society.' " '
The magnificent physical development
of Boyton, , and- his .untiring strength
and skill as a swimmer must be taken in
to account in judgment of his invention
of. a means of locomotion. TChere are
veiy few nwn, probably,' who could ac
complish a third of the distance that he
did in the same time, but its sustaining
power is irrespective of, persona. It
seems capable of floating a shipwrecked
man or woman for a week, enabling them
to carry food for their sustenance, and
rockets and blue lights to signal a pass
ing vessel of their whereabouts. It rele
gates the ordinary ; " life preserver ! " to
the limbo of defunct inventions, and
deprives ocean voyages of half their ter
rors. .' - : -'I ' - 'i
I I ,i I n !. I pin .! ?m?r J, .
True gold fears not the fire, ; ' '
Of a hundred virtues, final piety is
the first, 4 V""vl: "r V."';. l
A sin trie hair of silk does not make a
thread ; one tree does' not make grove.
To correct aa smi iwntch already ex
ists, is not so well as to foresee and pre
vent it. V...v,.
.'He who at once knows himself and
knows others, will triumph as often
he contends, ":?V; ' - ;
It is easy to convince a wise man, but
to reason wih a fool is a difficult under
. taking. -V"-s.;.. "
' If a man does good, heaven will be
stow upon him a hundred blessings.
Great goodness and great wickedness.
sooner or uuer, in sun w us remrueu.
"Te be bold enough to. stroke the
' tiger's beard, expresses great courage
; and daring. : U."" .-.-"' .
An ox with a ring iu his nose, i. e,
exchanged bundles both being wrapped
in paper of the same color. It was a very
neat and sharply practical trick of leger
demain of about the value and size of a
suit of clothes.
BOrff 8TDM8 OF TBB SB1HX.D. .
Two travelers from distant parts of the
country met the other day at a hotel m
Philadelphia, and one proposing a visit
to Laurel HOI, the other accompanied
him. . . . '. ' S
"I had in fact no other object in stop
ping in the city," said the first, "than
to find a grave in this cemetery."
" " You have a kinsman buried here V
.V More than that the best friend I
ever had. A queer old fellow, a Quaker
merchant, in whose house I was an. errand-boy.'
J He took a fancy to me, edu
cated me liberally, set me up in business
in New Orleans, and as long as he lived,
never ceased to watch over me with the
care and tenderness of a father." ; The
man's voice began to grow husky and his
eves wet " I tell you,' he said, God
baa left some genuine salt in the world.
When I think how many people are the
better and happier because that mail has
lived ; when I remember the slaves whom
he helped to free, the asylums that he
founded,' the straight economy and lavish
alms-giving of his home, I actually feel,
sir, as if this ground under our feet, was
made holy because his old body lies in
They were walking then through the
dusky allays of the cemetery. ; His com
panion was silent, from sympathy,, a few
moments, rl- j: m(. - ., ;
" I never knew but one Philadelphia
he said presently, " and he is dead. A
Quaker too sugar importer. ...Used to
transact a good deal of business with our
firm, in New York. The very closest,
sharpest man in a bargain I ever knew,
very steel-trap of a man. would ar
gue an hour about a penny. An implaca
ble old Shyloektoo. v There was young
Graves a fast young fellow, who cheated
him of a few dollars. , ' Well, he pushed
fttat matter inexorably, in spite of all we
could do. - Graves was the only son of
his mother, too, and she was a widow;
Justice t justice ! that was the cry, un
til he sent the lad to Sing Sing, and to
perdition. : L But, luckily, - the old man's
dead now. HUo t here's his grave, and
a marble shaft over him ! :
"I raised that over my benefactor,
said his friend. Scribner for May.
avrxxsTZizoir ajstd witcucbaft.
We are accustomed to swear si the age
which could indulge a superstition that
led witches , to the stake, and boast that
our wisdom and enlightenment have out
grown such folly. ; But when we come
to study facts as they are, we discover
that, in the matter of superstition, we
have not much to boast over the credu
lous and ignorant people who lived in
Salem in a by-gone age. . Recently there
died in Fayette county, Pa., a Mrs.
McNair, af. the advanced age of 104 years.
The announcement of her death revives
the story of her, being accused, within
the past two years, of practicing- witch
craft upon her granddaughter. The
young woman was "seised suddenly with
VKueos Butuuus. a.' TMrymcum . oi wiw
and education was called to treat her;
but the ignorant and superstitious mem
bers of her household refused to permit
him to administer any' medicine, tor fear-
it might prove a " witch, powder." They
were confident the -reran woman had
been bewitched! by her grandmother,
and such charms could only be comhatted
with the counter -charms of the conjuror.
The doctor was dismissed, and the family,
after exhausting all the home stock- of
charms, sent into Somerset county and
summoned to their aid the most fameua
witch doctor of that region. ; He came
and surrounded the house and farm with
cordon of witch-proof charms. The
There is hardly
a more unnatural sight on earth than,
one of these families without a heart J A
father had better extinguish a boy's eyes
than take away his heart t Who that has
experienced the joys of friendship, would
not rather lose all that is beautiful in
nature's scenery than be robbed of the
hidden treasures of his heart Cherish,
then, your j heart's best Taffeetions. In
dulge in the warm ana gusningemouons
of filial, fraternal love.
- ' BEAD XBCXOXIXti. : ' '
In the staff of the editorial writers of
the Chicago iHbitne is one who-ftppears
to be well posted on the arithmetic of
the graveyard. He reckons First, that
an acre can contain 1,200 graves. 1 Seer
ond, that half a million people now die in
England and Wales annually. That at tins
rate of dying , there a ayeariy consump-
of tion 6W acres of grouna in graveyaraa.
Third, that the entire area? of England
and Wales is 370,000,000 acres; wbich,
oonsiderinK England'an4 Wales together
contain only 52,812 square miles, ana that
there are but 640 acres to the square mile,
is just 333,000,820 acres over-stated; but
let tnas smau errvr
" in 740,000 years the whole of England
and Wales will become a graveyara.'
Making allowance for the-error above
man who has his passions under proper
- A virtnotti woman is a source of honor
to her husband ; a vicious
- Io not anxiously; expect what, is not
yet come ; do. not vainly, regre what is
already past ' .. ";- tv-s -
By a long journey we know a horse's
strength ; so length , of days shows- a
man's heart '-.'-:''"' ' 1 ' ,
, Wine and good dinners make abund
ance of friends, but ia the time of ad
versity not one is to be found, n u ;
" Tempus fugit" becomes in Chinese,
Time flies like an arrowj day ! and
months like a weavex's shuttle.'", ; t Vr r?
The evidence of others is not compara
; ble to personal experience, nor is " I
heard as goodaa t I --mm.l-.'r. A C.-.J-
To meet with an old friend in a distant.
country may be compared to the delight
fulness of rain after a long drouth. n v
A single conversation across, the table
with a wise man is better thane ten years
mere study of books, t'xi "' ,V t '..,
ABOtTT'TBX ISB OF 'J ' IWM9 ft '
It may have been , questioned by msA-ter-of
-fact people whether the amusieg
tricks csTxd aleigi-t-cf-I fad cr prestidig
itatkm were of any pxwssiMaX application
or tui-j. "A sharp performer .in. Detroit
Las ect'Zed the question in Zs c."l;mative.
Ha was a sleepy -i xslzig fallow, -and lift
went iuio a cloUJ.- stna-e carrying a un-
dle about the rle of a.eaii of t!otV,;
- wrapped nefcy ia Imwm-pfiper.-1 Eat
this customer xrnxted t& hiy -a new suit,
and 6tlc-iI Z"j worth ef store dcUiea,
which tie de&lo vrzafj-di tj in a pack-
'' age aLsoabout ie siracf i suit of clothes.
The elappy tcZkrw BuZZsrAj ' tlloovered
(hut ha had no'lrg bet a check to' pay
for hin suit, and he asLed that" the paek-
' 'age roicht be" laid aside. for blnx until he
could go around to his bank and draw
the money. . Tothis the store-keeper bad
no objection, and he Mil the package
aside. The customer .departed as he
came, carrying -a bundle about the size
- of a ftilt of clothes. He did not return,
and eeyctil days passed.' " At length, the
cl-jtliv-1 lsler thouglit it about time to
- open it , bundle and replace - the clothes'
in e"--;--, Tlis he preot?ix!eJ to a3t
found to LI j J3xr.riw aiiilsIiOTi I tL;;4 toe
Be good-natured if you can, for there
is no attraction so Kreat, no cnarm so
admirable. A face that ia full of the ex
pression of amiability ia always beauti
ful It needs no paint and no powder ;
cosmetics are superfluous ; rouge can
not improve the cheeks, nor lily white
mend its complexion. Its loveliness lies
beyond this. It is .not the beauty that
is but, skin deep: for when you gaze into
the face of a noble-hearted man or wo
man, jt is not the shape 'of the features
you really see, nor yet the tint of the
cheek, the hue of the lip or the brilliance
of the eye.. You see the nameless some
thing which, animates all . those, and
leaves for your instinct a sense of grate
ful fascination; you see an indescribable
embodiment of the heartfelt goodness
within, which wins your regard in spite
of external rules of the aesthetic. ' Culti
vate good nature, therefore. It is better
than " apples of gold set in "pitchers of
surer, for gold wul take to itself wings
and fly away, silver wQ tarnish in time,
and both, when abundant, lose their com
parative value ; but good nature never,
never . loses its worth ; ' never abandons
its possessor to the mental poverty of
the TrmlieionB never loses i its hold on
the esteem of the world. It is always in
fashion and" always in season. : JEvery-
.body admires it ; it never grows stale.
It costs little to require, and nothing to
keep. Yet it is beyond diamonds hi its
worth to its owners, and can neither be
stolen or lost, however neglected. Surely
this is a . jewel that , merits a protection
Possess yeuself of it, young woman ; no
talisman will find lyou so be wit chins: in
families there were ; two -dared not
leave the' place. They could : neither
borrow nor lend. They were forbidden,
under direful penalties, to render the
most trifling kindness to any one not
even a helping hand or a eup of cold
water to the suffering. These restric
tions . were . necessary to prevent the
witches receiving aid and comfort from
any of the dwellers within the cordon.
Even' a near neighbor was 'refused
drink of water, and any chance passer-by
laid himself open to guilty complicity in
the foul practices of witchcraft - Suspi
cion pointed its finerer at every one, and
the poor old grandmother, helpless in
second childhood, was subjected to every
indignity, and to positive torture, some
even advocating her death. During this
reign of fanatical fury quarrels arose in
volving the whole neighborhood in per
sonal encounters and suits for slander.
This lasted for eighteen months. Mean
while, the granddaughter, by help of
strong constitution, despite the peculiar
treatment to which she was subjected,
recovered her health, and the troubles
subsided. Had it been otherwise it is
more than possible the old woman's life
would have been sacrificed to the fanati
cal superstition of her kinsmen. Penn
sylvania should not sneer at the witch-
urners of Salem.
the judgment of the sensible among the
oifsuX a.1 si
c ..It eTT sngH
UlxUr li&J lstrously
ij .. - . YOUX& WALKS. ,
'The Prince of Wales is going to the
East Indies next winter a scheme doubt-
less of Disraeli's to, cement the allegiance
of the Asiatic possessions, - Nt English
sovereign has visited these vast' domin
ions, and the effect of , such a progress as
the Prince, will make will be. great both
on those whom he goes among and those
at home. As fox. the Prince,, he will play
his part thorongUy vJL It & -the
fashion to Bpeak- slightingly of liia abili
ties...' feey may not be ol the, "brilliant
kind which a man who lives by his brains
most values, 'but they are well suited to
the duties-' Wtfl4 to perform.-' He has
good sense, a good knowledge of, men,
exact acquaintance ; with etiquette in its
largest sense: thorough (raed breedintr.
and that sort' of the wisdom which comes
from -constant ' intercourse with the best
people in fnany countries. Xhey,sareF
him he never- makes'a rmetakej abtoqj h
each veirscnpr-personsi-s- with whokae
comes in orwtact , Tue French!, rhioWe
judges in-- irach xaatters like nim and
respect lumJr ; lie won ? good -opinions
from everybody who saw him on his" re
cent visit there. y A'-' ' t
Frrrx Ysass Txachtnq Qke Schooxi.
"A goodly sighiwas seen' in one of the
interior cities of Kentucky reeently.v. It
was the semi-eentennial celebration of
- the founding of the female academy, and
the popular lady who had inaugurated
the work and pursued it with spirit and
success through fifty years, was sur
rounded by many of the graduates of all
that long period. In the throng offering
their congratulations to the cheery old
lady, really an alma, mater, were pnpSa
of the school from the sweet girlgradu-j
ate? of. the blest commencement, to the
now-gracious grandmother of tiieifirstT
li Ssaa & very .happy, notewortny ? occa-.
sion. ..:;?." ts, 1
TBB OBIBI1TOF TBB PIA.XO.
The piano began to make its appear
ance about the beginning , of ' the
eighteenth century.' Its invention, like
many others, is disputed, and . England,
France, Italy and' Germany, claim to
have a share in the honor.-" Pianos were
certainly made" for the first time in the
four countries within a very few years of
each other ; but in Germany alone did
they succeed. Silbermann improved
upon the invention of Schroeter, and con
structed pianos which met with Bach's
approbation. From this dates the suc
cess of the' piano, in Germany.' Fred
erick the Great had no less than forty of
Silbermann s pianos in his palace at
Berlin ; and when Bach visited : him he
insisted upon the old man trying every
one. ' Stein of Augsburg was also -a cele
brated maker ; and Mozart, in one of his
letters, describes the care taken by Stein
in seasoning the wood,' which was ex
posed' to all sorts of 'weather, and after
wards had' all the cracks filled up with
slips of wood glued into them. ' In En
eland the - piano made no sensible
-progress until 1760, ' -when twelve Ger
man" workmen efterwards : called the
"twelve apostiea"---arriyfd Jua search of
employment - Dibdin, at concert in
1767, played on the first piano-1 publicly
exhibited,- and after that the instrument
became, $ very popular, , and- harpsichords
more and more in disrepute. -. Sebastian
i Erard made at great Improvement in the
touch ; and Bzoadwood, ' who1 came to
London from' Scotland in 17511' intro
corrected, it would take a little less than
74.000 years to make a cemetery of such
dimensions. These be grave figures for
posterity to ponder, and' for us, too,
should we chance to nve eo,UUU or YU.iaju
- At- IA .1 1-
years. ; xiowever, vu ($vujr mm sit
uation decreases, wnen werenectwun
the grave-digger in " Hamlet," that even
a tanner will rot away to nothing after
nine years' burial. . But after a hundred
or five hundred years the bones and
monuments will all have turned to dust
and pebbles, and the graveyard will have
oeased to be a graveyard. In less than a
thousand years .', ' . - ' ; . . .
" Iinperiona Cnmr, dead, and turned to day,
May top a hole to keep the whid away." -
That vast graveyard of Waterloo, we are
told by recent travelers, as already, after
but sixty years, a flourishing field of
waving grain,' utterly unconscious of the
rich quality of the dust that feeds it. .
X.A.2TGVJ.OM OF BAMS.
Large ears, says a theorist, mounting
his hobby, hear things in general, and
denote broad, comprehensive views and
modes of thought; while smaQ ears hear
things in particular, and show a disposi
tion to individualize, often accompanied
by the love of the minute. Large ears
are usually satisfied with learning, the
leading facts of a case, with the general
principle involved too strict an atten
tion to the enumeration of details, espe
cially all repetition of the more unim
portant is wearisome to them. : , People
with such ears like generality, and are
usually fitted to conduct large enter
prises, to receive and pay out money in
large sums; they prefer te give with
free hand, without reference 4r the
amount j Small ears, on the oontrary,
desire to know the particulars of a story
as well as the main facts; ' take delight
often in 1 examining, handling, or ; con
structing' tiny specimens of workman
ship; are disposed to be exact with re
spect to inches and ' ounces in buying or
selling, to the extent at least of knowing
the exact; number over. or. under the
stated measure given or received. Peo
ple with such ears would, in most cases.
prefer a retail to a wholesale business.
duced -what he called his " grand action,
which improved 'many defects.; From
that day until the present 'the piano in
England Las been improving.
eXBB jQBIB fASCES AXfTBOBS,
Mr: Wilkie ? Collins and Mr. Charles
Heads are ' now before the ' public in
personal and private relation, , both'- of
inem. peing engagea. inrsiuting ceiumr
hies! and craabing- Msailanla. J Mr. 'Col
lins grievance' is easiest stated. ' His
story, The Law and the Lady," has ie
centiy oeen , appearing jn . the , J-iondon
Qraphie: TW.publishers of .that paper
have been much shocked by some broad
language, and mdelicate allusions in the
Lstory, and ; they have acoordinRly.ssswed
Va ssardr r fSierlaJming t responsibilitv . for
tTiPTrf, ana prfSBieiregret for- Laving,
j-. .led, 'ajv tion eo 6ral?and
orwsse so linworthyi "IXa rer!y to CJa
i Mr.'C!oIli&s has published cr letter Soli of
strong Invective and bitter desttndation.
He says the editor of ( theJ Graphic mis
.tookanattempt of one of the male charac
ters in the book to kiss one. of the female
personages for something vexrs ranch
worse. He quotes the language, to show
aat tteannotby any fiar eonstruotion
wit iui uiserpiewaon ; ana, on
the whole, makes out a case against the
newspaper. The editor, directors and
proprietors, Mr. Collins says, " were all
simmering together in a mrral miasma
of their own raising." '
Wi sometimes meet with men who
seem to . tihink that any indulgence in an
siTectionata feeling iit weak. ' They, will
return from A journey, and .v greet heir
families. vWtlrirdiatemt dignity, and1 xabvs
among their cderath 'the coltl? and
lofty splendor of iceberg surrptmded
BBAMTT BVFPBBS. f
Fating a hearty meal at the close ef
the day is like giving a laboring man a
full day's work to do just as night sets
in, although he has been toiling all day.
The whole body is fatigued when night
sets in, the stomach takes its full share,
and to eat heartily at supper and then go
to bed is giving all the other portions
and functions of the body repose while
the stomach has thrown upon it four or
five hours to dispose of breakfast, and a
still longer time for dinner. This ten or
twelve hours of almost incessant work
has nearly exhausted its powers .It can
not properly digest another' full meaL
but labors at it for long - hours together
like an exhausted galley-slave on a newly-
imposed task. The result is that, by the
unnatural length of time the food is kept
in the stomach,' and the imperfect man-.
ner . in which , the ? exhausted organs
manage it, it becomes more o less acid.
This generates wind this" 'distends the
stomach, this presses up . itself against
the more yielding lungs, confining them
to a largely diminished space. Hence
every breath taken ia insufficient for the
wants of the system, the blood becomes
ford, black, and .thick, refuses; to flow,
and the man dies, or m delirium or fright
leaps from a window to commit suicide.
Let any reader who leads tm inactive life
for toe most part try tne experiment for
a week of eating absolutely nothing after
al or 2 o'clock dinner, and see if a
sounder sleep, and a vigorous appetite
for breakfast and a hearty dinner, are
not the pleasurable results, to say noth
ing of a happy deliverance f rom,that dis
agreeable "fullness, weight, ; oppression,'
or acidity which attends overeating.
The great renovating and vivacity, which
a long, delicious, soothing sleep imparts
both' to rhind and body -will of them
selves more than compensate for the cer
tainly short and rather dubious pleasure
of eating a supper with no special relish
for it '..j ' -U): :f, ;,:;-
MISASTBBOFT IS DESPAIR. 'V J
: That man must, suffer is one of the
laws of life, and an immutable one.
The sin of our first parents'' entailed it
upon us, and it is as absurd to attempt
to exist without breathing as to strive to
escape this unalterable decrees of Provi
dence. The endeavor is always as futile
as it is foolish. Yet many people waste
their time in laboring to, avoid pain and
trouble. When they faU they become
melancholy, crabbed, and cynicaL Hav
ing possessed false ideas of life, their
disillusionment has,proved too much for
them. Thev have degenerated into mis
anthropes. Out upon the weaklings !
Why, the -very title is synonymous with
that of coward. Were it not for the
cares, griefs ' and disappointments that
fall to the lot of ns all we should become
too enamored of life; and, when the
summons came to take our places in the
" innumerable caravan that moves to the
pals realms of shade," we .should shrink
back appalled, and beg.to - I bet not yet
cut off. A healihy man is never misan
thropic; the oonditi on is too tinnaturaL
Stcknees sometimsa. excuses it, but even
a strong ebameteir geneaally keeps up a
smiling face. '- What though the world
does grow cold, and fortune refuses to
smile f It Is neither manly nor Christian
to grow morose and discontented. Mis-.
anthropy is only another name for des
pair. As long as a man has hope, he is
not bothered by it Life has Its clouds,
but most of them have their silver lin
ings, if we only watch and wait, i
ning and losing large sums. While he
was carrying on his gambling there he
was taken uown with consumption, of I
which he died in about six months'
confinement to his house. He was noted 1
for his extravagance in dress. In boy
hood he spent all his winnings in costly j
clothifcg, i and," in t later : years, he was
known as the best dreaaed man in town.
He once sent to Paris and imported for
his own use shirt bosoms that cost 250
a dozen, gold. .He kept three changes
of clothes every day. He bought f 1,600
worth of gloves at a time, and threw j
away four , cr five pairs a day. He died i
poor, and was buried from the Little i
Church Bound the Corner. ,
rsuB axoxsx mvrscbibbm.
QooA xotmlae, Mk. Bdtlar; bow are all m rwps
I osstt fc aesl year's ppe, I thought I'd txwam -
Aad Btaaat ia agoio to take It, and this is hla taoBtft
I ilinl ilnww. tin SnHlla It III lilin and tbes oeaxae
him to tey its year.
Andkeev to a I w Hem that happened Uwt waek t-
" JTO MOBB 8BA-MICX.mBS9.
Good . news comes over the ocean for
those who fain would cross it but for the
dreaded tnalde raer that the excursion en
tails. It is said that the famous Bessemer
ship'i with its great length and swinging
cabin, has made a full trial of the stormy
English Channel, and that in a heavy
sea. ' The pitching' says a correspon
dent who was on board, was almost
imperceptible, and the roll "was aS easy
as a lullaby;" and this , was when there
was -a rough 'cross-sea, running so high
that the pilot could 'pot be-landed, and
with a strong .northeast wmd blowing.
Several partial experiments - have been
made with her before, butt, when her
arrangements were ' : incomplete. 1 , This
time, say the nautical men,J it is fully
I thotbt t&mj- look good in .tb paper,
iaat doited tUem down. a
Aad here a taabel of raaaett my wife picked ex
piimiy fovyow; '
A email bcaica of aowera from eaaie, aba tbot aba-
inaatAaaajnefUactoo.. -'-r ,
You're aaas.th potttlea bully, as all oar family?
agree, . ,;;,-- "'
Jost seep yot okl gocae-quiU a flappinVand giTa-
tbeaa soa one f or me.
And aonr job are abnak fun of business and I won't'
be taking yonx cme, ' - ,
ITelbiaesa mx owa I most 'tend to good-day.
air, IbattrM lwiaelimb. '
aozmm tbb mqbmoit fboblex.
The soldiers at Fort Cameron, near
Beaver, are proselyting among the Mor
mon girls and are having J good success.
Sergt Dunning ef the garrison saw and
loved a daughter of Zion. wedded her
and took her into camp. Her .'old Mor
mon father, was sorely angered thereat
and went to the fort with a big club .to
smite his daughter on the head and slay
her. The whole garrison rose up as one
man and would not permit the 'blood
atoner to executes . sue a reaempnon.
They advised himOo go- away with his
unstained club, and reconsider his. fell
purpose ; that hia daughter had become
a daughter of the regiment ,and they were
bound to protect her. He went his way.
At last accounts another soldier.'of the
garrison was making love to another
Mormon girl, and, he , expected, soon to
oorral 'faer in the fort It svanite prob
able that, all the Mormon women" could,
be converted . in this truuiner, and " these
soldiers at Fort Cameron have hit upon
at once the best and - pleasanteftt way to
fight the Mormons, -t MS '
- - i i 1 1 , ii pi
' A sun-dial that . strike, the hour has
AIT ATBl.BTir. BQVAMB. .
When Weston walked. . to Chicago, he
took to lecturing ' on-. pedestrianisml
When ' Stanley found ' Livingstone he
went to lecturing on Africa. . When Tan
Pelt was converted .from- saloonatism,
he lectured on drunkenness and after-'.
ward practiced it "" Following the exam
ple of 'those who have endeavored to
make money out of their transient note-,
riety, . the athletic squash," of Amherst
College is now holding levees, and4' this
month is engagea at Horticultural Hall,
Boston. This squash, it wia be remem
bered, lilted nearly B, 000 pounds, weight
by means of a peculiar mechanical ar
rangement, prepared by President W.
S. Clark, of Amhera 1 College,'" for the
purpose of demonstrating the jpower 'or
growing force of some kmas4f, vegeta
bles, in connection 'with the phenomena
of plant-life. "'The squasK weighs -only
Sony-cevexA- ouu i. iuium yvwuiiffi mm
its rd,-. three ' inches , thick, pnusually
hard and compact, and aearly filled with
fibrous tissue. ' J The external ftppearanee
of the vegetable' isJ very' unique, growing
as it did in a basket of strap-iron, firmly
riveted together.. ; Tb marks ..between,
the bands, 'which crossed each mother at
demonstrated , that the channel may ee
crossed, ! in the worst weather, without
any disturbance of the stomachio equi
librium of the most sensitive. ' And if
the channel, why . not the Atlantic, the
Pacific nay, the vast chain of seas which
circle round the globe ? ; Bessemer s
principle, it would seem, has only to be
developed for the prolonged navigation
of the ocean to achieve the result of
wholly abolishing sea-sickness; and the
sequel will surely be anxiously watched
by thousands of stay-at-homes, - who
would otherwise be indefatigable tour
ists. But whether .we. ought to rejoice
in the increased ' number of Americans
that will flock abroad when the Bessemer
saloon becomes a feature in all our ocean
steamers, is .very questionable. , From
the reports of the conduct of Americans
in Europe that continually reach us, it
would perhaps be better if the terrors
of the ocean ' voyage' were multiplied
rather than reduced.
TOVB0 be jds tern a jlt bcbool
In Dakota some of the Indian children
attend school, and at least one school
ma'am in the Territory wishes from the
bottom of her heart that they didn't.
Of course, ia the conduct of schools it
would not do to make any distinction on
account of race, and this preceptress
been compelled to restrain the copper
colored portion of her pupils in a degree
far more irksome to them than to the.
white children. For a time &e Indian
pupils submitted - tolerably well to the
discipline of the st&ool-room, bu recent
ly an outburst , came all at once. Look-
ragnpen the sctoooimaam as one maur
ciously depriving them of liberty, the
Tndian pxipiUr " made,' one ' af tarooou,'
dash at the teacher, carried . hr out of
deera to the creek, and there actually
docked her in the water with her head
downward ! Imagine each an attitude
for a puritanical young" lady from tne
enlightened East Fortunately theyouth-
f ul braves did not quite drown the young
lady in getting satisfaotion for their in
juries, and the school goes on as before.
with the sole difierence ia its conduct
that the teacher doesn't scold so much,
being deterred by a painful hoarseness,
, : i ' - : UJfTIlir , 3TBOFI.B. : '' X ,. - '
Men are said to be untidier than women.
-"One boy ereat'more trouble in a
been invented by . Abbe AHegret, It is tight angles, were about one inch and a
amply a tnom&eation oi ine sonv coun
ter for registering the times when the sua
shines of is. obscured There are two
balls, one black' and he,,',oher yellow,
fixed at opposite ends of .lave abstained
by a central pivoti When the sun shines
the black! ball rabsorbs, more 'heat than
theUow. one, , aad theVapor eta li?sd
ecBitaiaedLinlheJ'omcrJ elevatea to
U' lArl tfieit4lianl.1n3fc2s3atte3
As k'fiiii 'tl.e' vspor WveS the ope ball,
and, .'beeo.- iing ,' cbndeaaed in' Uie cthsr.
this beia . the' beavierr .-prerbalansins
the 'eq?iIlxiam., 'A ''pahr of these.bslls
is. fixed at' every hour mark and so con
nected with, machinery "that a gong is
sounded as many times as the number of
the hours - to be indicated, r Of course
this works only when the sun shines. . " ,
. .j .:-- . . ' ! """f'.'.tv;; -
, Nkab Bioktsd. As an ash wagon was
moving awjay from a house on Bronson
street yesterday, after buying some ashes,
the man U the house saw his ax half
covered by the load, and as he ran after
and secured it be asked , . 1 "
See here, mister, what kind of a man
are you,' anyway f" ' ' :
..',TTeiio- how did that a come up
here r'exeki'ted the olJfellow. "Tha
half square,' and impart a very rugged
surface to, the squash. , f- -
i .-.i f) ; tu.-t ' -j.
- TBB BIJfff OV TBB OAXBTHEBM.
" The rambling fraternity of -New York
have just been called upon to too urn the
departure from tms. life oI; one of their
' j3o -f1iit!gj" wa .-membesa, i.- Slivas
known among his Mad "ad Cdolj Keys,
34 Jieerjoyed eoWuet f the X!eaa -Erummel.
pfp Araffrscau; )ambler.' He ,
bacase proprietor o, Ambliog
bopEe ia XSG0, iia Whfogtnnfand he
soon ciade if yield a larger revenue thaa
any! other like, concern in tlie ?ity, his
eustomera being -'mainly, Congressmen
and the wealthier elasm- ef. pohtuaans;
Near the close of 1SS1 he sold his pmib-
.ing house in the ' Federal City,' and, in
company with John C. Heeuan, opened
a house in New York. The partners lost
250,000 in less than six months, and
then closed their house. He subse
quently made up? or his losses in another
magnificent establishment, which yielded
him from $30,000 to $40,000 a year profit
He then opened 'a gambling house in
Saratoga, rivaling John Morrissey'e, but
was so, frequently raided by the' police
iaa M,Uf dtweil-jbajafctoi Net Yovk
house 4han three girls, " says many a
suffermg mbti. BnV
to blame for it there's po real reason
why a boy should not form -tidy habits.
One of the benefits that; th mother of
sons can confer on her Sex, and all the
world , besides, is . to form, in .them the
.habit of putting things in place. (. This
can be done only by' following 'them
in4 n4 " yeqturing! thenl,J wbenlhey
have done -with, a book, to pu it back,;
on the shelf where it belongs; when they,
take off their overcoats to hang them on
the rack J when skates are mistrapped ox
boote taken off .that they be put some
where else besides on the hearth-rug or
under foot; when slippers are' removed
that they at once: rest in their appropri-
ate case. : The. law of habit thus imposed
will gradually extend its, domain till it
includes everything the boy handles pr
eaUfl his own, and' exercises an influence
on. all he is and does. t In a house inhab
ited by : such men and boys, putting
things to righto " will occupy a very brief
daflr interval. - ,;' ' i .
Tbz physical geographers .are now- at
Work endeavoring to account for theap
pearance at tbe niouHi of the Seine, near
in a woou ieasetorxnft protuenv its
presenoV engesteisthisf. During
iTnaee I. polKn a iorui-l'oiar -Jxpeoi-
tlcmnlS vxden bcSes oi dii
wrer twwn jjoverbuir4j dsly" iati,'?!
.; F JUS AS A XTR I ES.
A s-wms "d3aaBc The .mumps.
Th father of all corns pop cofn.
A sacurr tkiag A mustard plaster.
Orther la neavens first law, and it has
never beea repealed. - .-'.
Jr you .are out in a driving "storm, don't
attempt to bold the rains. :
TJifeut. How did' the' mother ofT
Moses, hide ; nimf" ' Niece. "With a
Wed JaUsbwas told that John was a
teetotaler, she suddenly found thatherr
own fears were (dissipated..;, ,,.
AuTHOOeHt flowers are , the principalt
trimming for the hats this, season, it wilH
be well to stick on any portable article
that happens to be lying round loose..
Why are sheep the.' least moral of ani
mals? Becaase they; gambol. in thebr
youth, spend much of their time on the
turf r many, of them are blacklegs, anil
they all get fleeced at last. ;,
AimoervB, dear," said she, tenderly
pushing him from hex as the :
floooed m wtne bay wmaow wnere tney
were standing; " I think yen had better
try some otihear hair-dye your mustache
tastes like turpentine.'' - ' ' r
'Korw.'Oebrgej'you must divide the
cake honorably with . your, brother
Charles.". "Whatis honorable, mother!"
H means that yon must , give him the
largest piece." ,.,'Then, f.mother, I'd!
rather Charley should divide it."
Wkat shalt be done with an Indzoca
who kQla another Indian, there being: no
law for tne punishment of that crime, is-
a painful inquiry made by the Christian.
Commission. The New York JJerald--
answers : "Ulve turn a gun, a quart oi.
whisky, a string of beads, and $5."
A DXFKOY has been discovered in the
new Near York Tribune building. The
improved system lor supplying the edi
torial room with, heat leaves no means i
of desteoyiaapwtical contributions. The -
literary editor fcsesters to resign unleseri
they putthestamw back. ,
-j A Sxrm street boy, in the house,, was-
yester-aaiESrfeees through, the win
idowat anofiie boy on the walk. The
latter had o swaedy but talk, and, shak---iag
his flat at be window he exclaimed z.
"Olkt I eaae wait I A. thousand, years
from now ITU- meet you arooaad the oor- -ner
aaad fast bammer biases right out of
you.-VXtetrof JFTree Press. 5
i Bs&smf.&ia fpiare poet laureate, has
oea every imo v?ia. wrote of thesea
eons before. Ho has eof the four eea- -
eons into lonr llnea, for which he charged -1
the editorof the hts Busszer foardollars . -This
isvihe poem i .
Teaaosaa the fleas, v.'.'i
' ' ' . Tfces it bf(iis to hoatsar" ,
Yussbuax a boot-black followed ' s
man around for several iuinuteft, repent
ing the intairy t ,;" Have a, shine ?" an.-S.
fmaQr, the man exclaimed ;, Didn't I "
tell you pliuiily five . minutes ago that 1'
man ud. wwarn uw&ru I . auu
did,'! mister, replied, the boy "but I
thought you might be lying about it I" -De&oit
JFhe JVess. " ;
::!id Ul Dsavaov WII.US. '
is.Jxm wf-::l?nearihteu, aaa i rihen ce.becnn toxlav a-iunnf t cr-em 1 Vmnha. 1 tw.i have already been
' W ftA. - ft' troJi fv' wLio. i.Iir'i' Tiwv3s "fn,"cr,t: f'.I t r t.'. -.vnuka rst irk mativ I bona m
s v wuws.i-.xaw - ml - -r-- A. " . . t. . -w 1 v ; a. V -JOiiin IJfOT 1 .JiiL.A- 1 i.S. UlimD UUi ... . . t,.
ah pUi, i ' '."'-. "I" ' X rilaved Wiili rliWtL - r dL'i'il :' .W nt'n.' '- " : ! ! sleep i
floating buoys would aad .in' determlrung
xl 1 1 . a! . , ' -
uibuibouu.ul uw,fiu oceanic cur-
eentav The - test, however, failed 1 com
pletely, and for fourteen years none of
these bottles' have' been seen till tlje die
eovery. of this". one at' the ' mouth ;ot the
Seine. ; It is suggested that its appear
ance here indicates that a polar current
must be borne into tho German Ocean,
and thence through the channel to the
western eoesis of France.
Ths Moody- and Sankey revival in
Great Britain haa caused the erection of
bmldinga in all the principal cities and
towns for Young Men's Christian" Aaso
;Ciationsi.Yln ie city of "Dundee, $2,003
in iid.da.Edinburfils, 33,000, land ia
WUl&'bsd a pnrpM monkey, oUnafclng as a yellow
. ysnv,:.-!:--i.3 r.-f'5 .-i;' .7
AsdbBbftaekedthe pslst B otT, It ?mal biaa
'? -fapilckf i
Aadia bU iatast boars, b otaaed that Suoukry ra
" Mahsndy' -.-f-3..
Aad md seed-by to earth .aatd wnt into a better
Oh, no mora beV sboot his ststr itM bia Uttio-
woodengga;' ' ' --
And bo mors Wttwfc tbe pnanyV tn, and maka
ber yowl tat faa : " -'-" "
The panj'B fata bow atoade trnt atragbt, Uiejpm torn.
btldaaii, .-', !.,, -X irT- ... .,'
Tb meakcy Aocant Jus p around alive little Willlo
" " euMATU anm mobas.
Milton '.Brli29. inau:eBFy on" "We
tern 3?arsnig," in the lowct, f in; Stock
GazetUjt takes the-, position- that "inc
inbuntsunoxis barstriAS whe'r,e, in the ab
sence e malaior sporadic life, the
atmosphere ie pure and salnbrious, witbx'
the proper food, man atfruiis to the great
est vigo ana - nicpbeEt Intellect." " Fo-
this reason be contends tle V 'inlands of?
New-Easaa-i and mountanW of Penn
sylvania; Amab oar leading . statesmen
and l-'ttsJrs ti cid Lfe.'sOn4 the other
hraid V-'i.S. TjiZs 'tlit'lJie lw landau
JjcrCic 034 rivraj especially in warm
climates espedlaSy " . whore-. malariouw
fiiiijSes axe cv.'jotj' sr. fture to give--chriractor'
t ? t. eorle of sdchlpcalities.
as well-a. tfse domc'Uc." ania'als. He-
oantends that ia fcwscb. localities vice an
crime, as we5 aCe lower order of intel-fe-jenoe,
tire sure to prevail as ii markeA
feature-of the inhabitants.'. -
' ' Awktm-wtM, there -'is - a
made atompeii that tiirows a world of
light on the domestic hawtsoi
ple of that town, and teaches us
with all our boasted modern civuization.
we are far behind them' ia some of the
very eesentiale of true domeUo harp
aesl For instance, what a lording fis
the breast for a return of those rjood old
day.ha of tae recent dia-
aerrerr of a woman in t - e act t ' bmldins
ta w the -kitehett, etova, I Ler hus-
adjoinmg tz.omi sio-. png uiev
1 ,r f-i