The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, May 28, 1875, Image 3

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COLL. VAN clevk;
k'UESll 'TOPIC?. "
Pitt-siDi-iNU Gkant prot.vtts that he has
no deaigiw upon Mexico.
Th apriufr Btyi.j Ui check- the nnui whs
talks ; Tell him to " write tins rest on a
piece of paper atid. you will read it Sun
dav afternoon."
Hos. John C. New, the successor of
Jen. Spinner, is described as slightly
built, and a little below the medium
height. He has a benevolent and expres
sive face, and, though grown wealthy, has
not let the weeds of pride keep pace with
his bank account, as many do. -
In a Maine spelling match " mosquito"
was the stumbling block. The diction
aries give authority for no less than four
teen spellings of the word in question,
viz. : mosquito, niusquito, nioscheto, mos
ehetto, mosquetoe, mosqnetto, muscheto,
musehetto, musketo, musketoe, mnskitto,
tausqueto, musquetoe, and musquitto.
A Washington telegram states that
the government has secured a large
quantity of silver bullion, and the work
of coining for fractional resumption will
be pushed forward at once. The bullion
now on hand 'will make two and a half
millions of dollars in small coins, and
hen these ane struck the Treasury will
commence redeeming fractionals at once.
"It is believed," savs the telegram,
ply." Redemption will not begin before
June or July.
A woman who superintended an illicit
distillery in active use near Asheville,
Ky., stoutly refused to permit an officer,
the other day, to levy on the property.
""Why?" exclaimed the revenue gentle
man, "your distillery uses up the grain
tkat would oiAerwise make bread for
:starvihg women and children ;" but his
feminine antagonist, rising to the occa-
-sion, muttered : " Sir, bread may be the
:stafT of life, but whisky is life itself.
The officer was : extinguished. He was
speechless. He had never considered the
question under that peculiar aspect.
Ths ' Illinois Legislature has passed a
law compelling publio treasurers to in
vest surplus moneys in government
Got. liEsiiiH, of Kmtuckyi is a candi
date for the Unifesd States Senatorship
from that State. The Hon. James B.
Beck ia his rival.
Thk New Haven Register asserts that
3,200 pounds of mail matter recently ar
rived at Norwich, Conn., under the frank
of Representative Starkweather.
The town of Seaford, Del., unpatrioti-
cally forgot its town election recently
an inadvertence which will compel an act
of the State Liegislature to remedy.
Ik five States of the Union the Gov
ernor receives a salary of but $1,000.
These States are Michigan, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Ver
mont. Ex-Gov. Parker, of New Jersey, has
resigned his office of Attorney-General
because he wishes to give more time to
private practice. Ex-Senator Stockton
and Mr. Jacob Yanatta are candidates
for the position.
It is not expected -that there will be
any controversy between Secretary Bris
tow and the new Treasurer relative to
appointments in the Treasurer's office.
New's friends state that he will insist
that Gen. Bristow make all the appointments.
Thb new liegislature of Connecticut
stands as follows : Senate, 15 Democrats
to 6 Republicans ; House, 109 Republi
cans to 133 Democrats and 1 Independ
ent. Last year the Senate stood 17
Democrats to 4 Republicans, and the
House 99 Republicans and 112 Denio-
r crats.
Flanagan, of Flanagan's Mills, Texas,
retires from the United States Senate
with a remarkable record for a man of j
his experience. Though a native of Vir-j
ginia, once a tanner in Kentucky, and a l
cotton planter in Texas, he never smoked
a cigar, uttered a profane word, or drank
a drop of intoxicating liquor.
Ths majorities for Congressmen at the
recent election in Connecticut, as com
pared with 1873 and 1871, are as follow
hint. tfembern-eltct. 1875. 1873. 1871.
1. George M. Loaders. .. 263 I). 1,366 R. 347 R.
2. Jamea Phelps. 897 D. 588 R. 23 R.
3. H. H. Starkweather.. 373 R. 1.764 K. 1,465 R.
4. 'Wm. H. Barnaul 2,180 D. 1,764 D. 1,076 D.
The London Times, which is exceed
ingly stinted in its praise of everything
on-English, has uttered a good word for
Brother Jonathan. In its issue April
8, in an article on the United States gov-
- i x r rrt;i.3
sage concerning the canal frauds, and
Qavn vv" all Vtmw t Visit afc Vinr, th
American nation is as sound as our own,
-and equally capable of noble - impulses.
"The malpractices thus exposed are inex
cusable, but the corruption is not deep--seaied,
and by bo means characteristic of
Hie American people."
t James Lick, the eccentric California
t. - millionaire, who deeded away nearly all
his large fortune, last summer, for a
variety of benevolent purposes, has
thought better of it, and now revokes
the deed. He says he wants to provide
for persons who have natural claims on
him, and make some changes in his other
plans, and, ae his health is getting bet
ter, he thinks he will take charge of his
benevolent projects himself. The in
ference is that he will essentially carry
out his original purposes, however, and
he confirms all the acts so far done by
his trustees. But the latter object, and
will not surreBder the property.
The youngest nuptial union that we
have seen recorded in many a day has
just been consummated in the quiet vil
lage of Yonkers, a suburb of New York
ity. Master Mathew Mansfield and
Miss Fanny ale, pupils in one of the
public schools, and aged respectively
fifteen and thirteen years, fell in love
with each other and were united in mar
riage. Besides being remarkable for the
extreme youth of the husband and wife,
the marriage is somewhat peculiar on ac
count of the manner in which it was
brought about.. The family of the girl
being strong Spiritualists and believers
in " affinities," thought the boy and girl
exactly suited ' to each other, and has
tened the. marriage without the knowl
edge of the boy's parent. The . latter
were highly indignant at first, but final
ly relented, "and are now reconciled to
the match. .
The tendency of law to buttress the
institution of marriage and all rights ac
cruing under it is illustrated by the de
cision ol a .New xork case, in which a
man on the eve of his marriage gave away
nearly all of his property, amounting to
$150,000, to his daughters by a former
marriage. The wife, to whom he had
represented the, value of his estate before
betrothal, and who did not know of the
. secret conveyance for months after the I
marriage, brought suit to invalidate the
conveyance on the ground of her inchoate
rights of dower in the property. Judge
; Tan Vorst has just maintained her right
in a learned decision, showing that
neither the man nor the woman has the
right to convey property on the posses
sion of which a promise of marriage has
been contracted and in order to defeat
the rights of the other party. It is not
necessary, moreover, for the wife to
jawait her husband's death before moving
for the assertion of her rights, dower be
ing a right which is inchoate from the
moment of marriage and of the posses
sion of property; under this decision, it
is inchoate even from betrothal.
Concerning the personal appearance
of the new United States Senators :
Angus Cameron is not unlike Simon
Cameron in size, features and manner.
McMillan, who takes Ramsey's place, is
a small man, with a black beard and. a
Granger or rural air about him. Ran
dolph, of New Jersey, is a tall, corpulent
and broad-shouldered man, with full face
and bushy side whiskers. Like Burn
side, he is showy and dresses well.
Pinckney "Whyte, of Maryland, is of a
delicate and aristocratic bearing. Ker-
nan, of New York, is very Senatorial in
his looks, and looks as if he had six years
of uninterrupted happiness before him.
Cockrell, of Missouri, and Withers, of
Virginia, both of whom were in the Con
federate army, have that hard and rough
look of the Southern soldier. Andrew
Johnson looks admirably, walking around
the Senate chamber with an air of ease
and comfort. Eaton, of Connecticut, is a
small man, with gray fair and smooth face,
and has a look on his countenance of
perpetual anger. Jones, of Florida, is a
tall, gaunt, broad-shoul4ered, -ungainly
fellow, with sandy hair cropped down
close to the skull, and a smooth red face.
It is a frank and honest face, although
not very handsome. Maxev, of Texas,
is a tall and slim man, with long goatee.
He was at "West Point, and a General in
the rebel army. McDonald, of Indiana,
is a great, heavy man, with a big head
and full round face, and a look of intense
severity. Bruce, the colored member
from Mississippi, dresses well, and has
the bearing of a quiet and -unobtrusive
person. .
The Fatal Swirls."
Much has been written of the fearfully
grand scenery of the Colorado river. This
remarkable stream has terrors out of
sight more impressive than its canon
walls, and more dangerous than its
rapids :
The Colorado river is noted for
" swirls," so-called. They occur every
where, but only at high stages of water.
A bubble rises from the bottom, and
breaks, with a slight sound, on the sur- !
face. The water at the point begins a!
rotary motion, so small that an inverted
tea-cup might - cover it. Larger and
larger grows the circle, till a surface of
forty feet in diameter is in motion, spin
ning round a funnel-shaped hole in the
centre, two or three feet across at the
top, and coming to a point in the depths
below. - "' '''-. '
Often a laree tree, floating down the
stream, is caught, and its' foremost end
thrust in the air twenty or thirty feet,
while the other passes underneath, the
exposed end to be slowly drawn down
again, and to disappear. Three soldiers
deserters from Camp Mohave passing
through the ravine in a skiff, immediate
ly below the fork, suffered their craft to
run into a swirL .
One of their crew, at the first intima
tion of danger, threw himself overboard
beyond the charmed circle ; and as he
swam away he turned his head and saw
the boat spin round and round until,
one end being drawn into the vortex, and
the other upheaved in the air, it slowly
sank, as ft revolved, into the turbid
bosom of the river, its human freight to
be seen no more ; for the Colorado nver
does not give up the dead no corpses
lodge on its shores. x ' - "
. Not Quite." Do yon want to kill the
child?" exclaimed a gentleman as he saw
a Fifth street boy tip the baby out of its
carriage on the walk. " No, not quite,"
replied the boy ; " but if I can get him
' to bawling, mother will take care of him
while I go and wade in the ditch with
Johnny Bracer I" Detroit Free Press.
Snow has often beem called "the poor
man's manure,", and recent researches
have shown that it absorbs from the air an
appreciable amount of ammonia, which
it imparts to the soil when it melts.
From its loose texture and the amount
of air it contains usually about ten
times its own bulk it is a very bad con
ductor of heat, and thus keeps the earth
warm by checking the radiation of lte
heat. In extreme cold weather, the soil
is sometimes forty degrees warmer than
the surface of the superjacent snow. In
mountainous t countries the snow, by
melting' and flooding the rivers, carries
lertility into district ma wuim
wise be barren wastes.
The following incident is related by a
writer in the IJcnn Monthly : A gentle
man who fell in with one of ovr school
boys offered him. " a quarter if he
would tell him the names of all the capi
tals of Europe. It was quickly done.
"Now," said the gentleman, "I will
give vou another quarter if you will tell
me whether they are animals or vegeta
bles." Animals," 'was ready and
confident answer. Whereupon, - toe
writer inveighs against the parrot-like
drill of many schools both private and
public. '
" . j
, JVnonralltUegirl . i
Who ia neither biff nor burly;
She U ..u.t ufitu butter,
And her hmir ia brown and curlv
Hr akin ia white aa milk. ' f !
I think they call ik pearly. ! ;.
8Ue rona mhmit aIIdT ' I
And 8ea to bed qTiite early; I
S.aietuaee ane'a full of fun, f .
una aomeumea ahe la aurly
But no matter how ahe ia, '
She'a a charming little airly.
And ahe haa a pretty nain
J iiat liatea ! it la Shirley.
She weera a crimson hood
And little crunaon niitten.
She ia dreadful wared of dola.
And very fond of kMtena.
One day a neighbor boy came in
With something in a hat
Said he, -1 're got for Shirley
A pretty little cat !
And if ehe'a fond of thia one.
To-night I'll brinir another.
Tot we have got three tortotae-ahella, i
And one like thia hia brother !"
She waa very glad to get it, ' f
And daneed about with j. y.
And Raid, "Oh, yea, bring nozzer one.
You goodeat, nicee boy I" ,
When ahe got two, thia tiny maid
Waa gayent of the gay.
And o much milk ahe gave to them.
They fatter grew each day, '
And rolled around liked puff balla
In cunning kittens' play;
And which waa merrieat, kits or girl,
Twaa pretty hard to Bay.
Her sister Susie aaid, one day,
" What are your kitties' namea T
I think if I were in your place.
That I ahould call one Jamea."
" I a'all not call one kitty James !
ms on, witn tan ao slim, 1
And atripea all running over it, 1
Hia name ia Dandy Jim;
And thia one I have in my lap,
I don't know, but I flnka !
It'a such a pretty one, I deaa
I'll name him Capen Jinka !" j
" Oh. 8hirley, those are ugly names
Why don't you call one Nell T i .
You know that is the baby's name
And call the other Ben."
These tata are mine, not yours ! 1
I s all name 'em bofe myself, i
An' 1 wis' you wouldn't bover me !" !
Said the independent elf.
One day at ball ahe played with kits
A very merry match:
They raced, and rolled the room around, t
And tried the ball to catch;
And wheu they all grew tired of thia, I
They lay down on the floor,
And every one fell faat asleep.
Before the open door !
The first to wake waa Captain Jinks,
And he waa full of tricks;
So when he saw the other two
Lie just aa still aa bricks, I
He pounced upon poor Dandy Jim
And rolled him o'er and o'er, '
Till it turned out they tumbled out
Through the wide-open door.
The noise they mads awoke the maid,
Before her nap waa done,
And up she rose and rubbed her nose,
But oouldnt see the fun;
The fact ia she was rather cross,
And would not join the rout
She snarled her face, and thought she'd cry,
But ended with a pout.
She told her trouble to mamma,
AncLaoon good-natured grew
Toward Captain Jinks and Dandy Jim
Aa ronnd and round they flew.
They kissed, made up, and then agreed
To play another match;
And somehow, I cant tell just how.
Poor Shirley got a scratch !
She from the carpet sprang in haste.
With rage her frame did shiver;
. Snatched up both kittens by the neck
And started for the river!
And when ahe reached the river brink
She gave an angry scream.
Then lifted them above her head
And dropped them in the stream.
They did not sink as you might think
The water ran ao fast;
She laughed to see them borne along,
And waa spunky to the last.
When they were gone quite out of sight,
She came back to the house.
And sat down in her little chair.
And kept still aa a mouse.
Soon Susie came and said to her,
" Where are your kittens, Shirley?"
8he answered not, but stamped her foot,
And looked down cross and surly.
Then mamma came and asked the same;
Her lip began to quiver
" Dey was such awful ugly tats
I frew "em in ze wiver."
"Oh, Shirley, child," her mamma said,
' How could you be so bad 7"
She Bhook her tangled curls and said,
"Tause I was dwedful mad!"
" You've been a very naughty girl.
And I shall tell papa.
What do you think hell Bay to yon ?"
" Oh, nnffin much,
I desa hell say like ?is," she said.
While a curl she slightly yanked.
" You'se an awful wicked little dirl,
So now you must be spanked !"
Soan papa came, and in his arms
He bore two dripping kittens.
And said to Shirley, " You did this
For I have found your mittens.
Both lying on the river bank.
Just where you tossed them over !
And there were prints where little boots
Had trampled down the clover !"
Tp sprang the child in eager haste
And brought her crimson hood;
" I'se do n to run way off," ahe said,
" Betause I tant be dood !
An' when I'm gone you'll sorry be,
An' all of you will cry.
For 111 go way off in ce woods.
An' maybe I shall die."
Papa put kitties in the sun.
And Boon they were quite dried;
" I deaa 1 will-not go," ahe said,
" The tittena didnt died !"
Small thanks to you," said her papa,
" For they were nearly dead ;
You'd ne'er have seen your pets again
Had it not been for Fred;
He waded in the water deep, ,
And brought the kittens out.
And all the bora upon the bank
Cheered him with merry shout !
Now take your kittens, little girl,
And see yon treat them well.
Or I shall have to give them both
To little sister Nell."
Then Shirley took her pretty pets,
And kissed them o'er and o'er. ,
" M not be bad again," ahe aaid,
" Nor dwown you any mora !
And I will div you lota of milk, .
As much aa you tan stuff !
An' I will make you ahoes of silk,
An' yon shall have a muff !
So, now 111 put you in you' bed,
Tause we must dit up early.
Now cuddle down you Ittle head.
And say 'dood-nignt 'to Shirley!"
-Young Folk ilanthlti.
bring back to Belle. When she was a
little theng, and before we knew she
would be an invalid all her life, she al
ways cried when the boys took her, they
handled her so roughly. .- But they have
learned to nit ner so careiuiiy mat sne
l&ves now to sit in their laps, and have
them tell stories, or to be - earned about
in their arms, to see their pet rabbits and
squirrels, and to feed them from her own
tiny hands.
, "Baby . Belle cannot bear a word of
anger, or impatience, or roughness ; she
can only grieve over unkindness.
Knowing this, and careful never to
wound her tender Utile heart, we are all
more gentle and considerate toward each
other than -we should be were Belle
strong and "fug-god as the other children
are. So she has become our perpetual
peacemaker, and the maker of sunshine
as well, for we oaunot look into her face,
pale with suffering, yet bright . with pa
tient cheerfulness, and wear clouds upon
our own.
j " ' You cannot wish her to five, said a
friend to me the other day. Not for her
sake would I have her live, though the
world is so beautiful, but how could we
spare her? Who would teach us, as she
does, lessons of smiling resignation, of
trustful submission, of cheerful hope?
Loving and patient toward her we learn
unconsciously to' prefer each other to
self, to bring forward only the sunny
side of life, and bear its snadows with
"Jfoor little baby iieiie i asus sne nas
a mission, and is unconsciously making
us all fitter for the heavenly mansions,
from which, for our sakes, she is per
mitted to remain a little while away.
Angel work is Baby Belle doing, till the
angels take her home." Little Cor
Baby Belle's Mission.
" Poor little Baby ' Belle I" That was
what everybody said when they looked
into her great brown eyes of suffering
patience, and tne slender misshapen ng
ure that sat so still in the tiny wheel
chair. Poor little Baby Belle t She had
lived through five summers of roses, and
thouen tne lauiipuaan leet Had never
learned to walk, and the fragile hands
were. translucent like Sevres cnina, sne
sang as the sunshine played over her on
the latticed porch, or in the bay window,
and was happy all the day long. No
cloud seemed ever to darken the brisrht
light of her lustrous eyes, and the notts
of her bird-like voice were as sweet as
those of the meadow lark.
One day atalL sad lady, clad in gar
ments of deepest mourning, visited Baby
Belle's mamma, and as she looked at the
cheerful little soul so happy with the
toys on the mimatce table before ner,
yet destined never alk the beautiful
earth, always to sit helpless in the quiet
corner, she silently shook her head and
said to Baby Belle's mamma: "Why
are such spared, and my husband, so
full of life, and labor, and usefulness,
taken away?" '
' . Baby Belle has her mission," replied
the mother, " and perhaps, in her quiet
way, does as much good as many a strong
man.;- What patience she teaches us,
what gentleness ! The boys are some
times rude to each other, but they are
always kind and tender to Baby Belle.
In their long rambles in the fields and
woods, they never forget her some
sweet wild flower, the Btray feathers of
some bright tinted birds, or a gaily-hued
butterfly, or a bit ol green moss, tney
Johnnie and his Wheelbarrow.
Patter, patter, came the leaves from
the maples, red, gold, brown, as if a
rainbow had dropped from the sky, and
was now falling through grandpa's
With both hands in his pockets, John
nie stood looking at the fallen leaves.
Something could be done witn tnose
Johnnie had a little wheelbarrow, a red
one with a bright gold norse on eacn
side; a gay little thing. It was a new
wheelbarrow. Every boy liked it; and
the bright eold horse was a wonder. He
was painted as if running. It seemed as
if he would run on from tne wneeioar
row any moment.
But Here ne was, tne last tning at
night, and the first thing in the morn
ing, always running, ana yet never stir
ring a step. He was a wonder to the
boys. The gold horse was now by John
nie's side, stall running, and looking as
if he would go the whole length of the
maples in a second.
" Johnnie I"
It was srrandoa's voice caUinar from
the barnyard. Grandpa was leaning on
his cane. Johnnie looked up. "Do
you want a job Come up this way.'
xne neaa 01 tne sroia norse was point
ed toward the barn door, and he went
prancing along in grand style.
Johnnie, lor every ioaa or leaves
vou will wheel into the barnyard I will
enve vou a cent.
A cent a load ! uion t tnart souna
large? And it would make the gold
horse feel bo well, too, if he coma earn
something toward his oats. Agreed,
said Johnnie.
All that afternoon the gold horse was
prancing from the barnyard and back
again, and such loads and such leaves
went into the yard ! The rainbow had
got back of the barn at last, and there
it was scattered round in f 11 its bright
colors. ,
A cent a load t How the cents did
count up 1
That night a tired little boy lay in his
cot-bed : a heap of cents on the table,
and the gold horse under it. And never
did a horse pull a ti peart from Boston
streets to his stable at night, better
pleased with what he had done, than
Johnnie's horse seemed to be after work
ing among the maples. But he was still
running. Nursery.
What a Model Boy Should Be .
Lady Barker, in a recent work, gives
her ideal of a model boy, as follows :
If I could make a model boy, X 11 tell
you what he should be like ; he should
like cold water and hate a lie he should
be frank and unsuspicious, as becomes a
noble, trusting nature, and yet ne should
be neither silly nor soft ; he should have
plenty of ip""" ; he should have an ap
petite lie a won, lor x snouia wisn mm
to i be tall and strong ; but he must not
be a bit crreedy. xle should not be
ashamed of loving and reverencing all
that is crood and holy and pure, but with
nothing of the molly-coddle about him ;
he should have a fine, sweet temper, yet
he should be, as the xankee song says,
An orkered man m a row, and ne
should know how to take care of himself
with his fists. ' '
How to Calculate Interest, and What
It WiU Do.
The following rules are so simple and
so true, acoordiae to all business usages,
that every banker, broker, merchant or
clerk should post them up for reference.
There being no such thing as a fraction
in it, there is scarcely any liability to error
or mistake. By no other arithmetical
process can the desired information be
obtained by so few figures :
iSix -per Vent. Multiply . any erven
number of dollars by the number of days
of interest desired ; separate the right
hand figure and divide by six ; the result
is the true interest on such sum for such
number of davs at six per cent.
Bight per Cent. Multiply any given
amount lor the number of days upon
which it is desired to ascertain the inter
est, and divide by forty-five, and the re
sult will be the interest of such sum for
the time reauired. at eight per cent.
Ten per Cent. Multiply the same as
above, and divide by thirty-six, , and the
result will be the amount ol interest at
ten per cent. '-- -
What It Will Do. If -a mechanic or
clerk saves only 2 cents per day, from
the time he is twentv-ane untU he is
threescore and ten, the aggregate, with
interest, will amount to $2,900 ; and a
daily saving of 27$ cents reaches the im
portant sum of $29,000. A sixpence
saved daily will provide a fund of 87,000
sufficient to purchase a good farm.
There are few employes who cannot save
daily, by abstaining from the use of ci
gars, tobacco, liquor, etc, twice or ten
times tne amount oi tne six voub
Every person should provide for old age,
and flie man in business who can save by
a dollar a day will eventually find himself
possessed of over $iuu,uw.
New York Fashions. '
Among .novelties for the spring and
summer are very fine plaited French
Panama - hats. These are. commended
for their exceeding lightness, elegance of
shape, fineness, and durability. They
ure as soft and pliable as chip braids, do
hot' break when bent, are not injured by
rain, and aro so elastic that they may be
rolled in a small parcel without spoiling
the shape.
The new Derby or French walking hat
is an improvement on the English walk
ing hat now in vogue. It is precisely
like the Derby hats worn by gentlemen ;
the crown is high and round, and the
narrow brim projects in back and front,
and is rolled slightly all round. These
are most popular in black and brown
chip and fine English Dunstable braid.
. The few ornaments imported consist of
gilt and silver slides, buckles, and
brooches of filigree in old mediaeval
designs. There are also ribbons and
galloon studded with polished jet or silver
spangles. Flowers, branches, and leaves
of jet with gilt or with silver are oc
casionally used.
Imported suits of Scotch ginghams are
shown in quaint and pretty colors of
stripes half an inch wide, alternating blue
with brown, or pink with blue, or blue
with white. Tney cost from sid upward,
and are made in the neat manner for
which the best Berlin suits are proverb
ial. The skirt has a pleated flounce,
showing a certain stripe on each pleat.
headed by a bias band. The deep apron
has a simple sash drapery behind, and is
edged with - side pleatings ; the jacket-
bascrae is double-breasted, and has two
darts in front. It may be worn with or
without a white blouse-waist beneath it.
Such dresses are a boon to busy women
who have no time to mate their own
dresses, and who would nave to pay a
dress-maker the price of this suit for mak
ing the dress. These gay stripes and
checks will be chosen for morning dress
es in the country.
Domestic gingham, mmniar to the
seersucker gingham that was popular last
summer,is now made in the high colors of
Madras and Scotch ginghams, and is sold
for 25 cents a yard. The Oxford stripes
half an men wide are most liKed.
Very tastefully and neatly made suits
of irray undressed linens are made in
three nieces, basaue. apron, and skirt.
and trimmed with fiat pleatings and bias
bands very simply arranged, so that they
will be easily laundriea. x noserromB.ou
and upward are commended highly ;
they are also shown as low as $6 50 a
Many new wraps to be worn late in the
sorinar and all throucrh the summer are
made of strong black net, either woolen
or silk, nearly cavered witn applied ng
ures cut out of black cashmere and Bewed
on with narrow braided edges. Some
times the figures are entirely made of the
Titan wool braids of different widths.
Fichus of black cashmere are also of
fered as wraps for pleasant weather.
They are made with long fronts like
pointed mantillas, almost forming -an
over-skirt, and ornamented with fancy
pockets. The back is a pointed cape.
They are trimmed with lace and jet, and
cost $25 and upward. They will be worn
over black silk dresses, and are meed lor
quite young ladies and misses.
The Milkman's Horse.
" Mr. Fullen, a milkman living near
Augusta, Maine, has a horse that he has
driven over the city milk route for about
two years, and the Maine Farmer gives
the following account of this horse:
"Knowing the norse to be an un
usually intelligent one, Mr. Pullen, one
morning after starting on his . route, let
the reins remain in the hook in the top
of his wagon to see what the horse would
do. He had his own way in coming into
the city, stopping regularly at the houses
of eighty-four customers without a mis
take, then went to the postomce, thence
to the store of Mr. .Haskell where Mr.
Pullen is in the habit of stopping and
then took up his route home, where he
arrived safe. Mr. xtuien not once naving
touched the reins fram the time he left
home. Is not this pretty -well for a
horse? And could any ordinary milk
man do better? Mr. Pullen says any
variation of the route, such as new cus
tomers or a change of ; residence, is
readily learned by a horse in four days,
after which he never makes a mistake.
Horses and Snails for the Table.
Since the war Paris has consumed
from nine to ten thousand horses a year,
and here, as in the principal German
cities, the crowing taste for norae-neen
has been very marked. A prime, jaded
horse brings, at x'ans, from zo to
and there are 48 places in the city where
a man can eat all the horses, and mules
and asses he pleases. It is furnished at
half the cost of beef, the juiciest outs
ranging from twenty to twenty-five cents
per pound. Horse sausage is also quite
popular ; the tongue, brain and liver are
served in tempting bits, while the fat is
utilized for butter. But asses, decayed
salmon roes, and unnatural geese livers
are not enough, and a new dish has ap
peared which will make the Gallic Tera
phim smack their lips ; it is the com
mon j slimy snail. Burgundy and Pro
vence are the seats of the snail culture.
Throngs of women and children scour the
country, collecting the snails in immense
numbers, and depositing them in little
tracts of land, enclosed with simply a
trail! of sawdust. This last the snail
despises, and avoids its vicinity as a
matter of preference. After incarcera
tion for two or three days, he is permit
ted to starve, and - then the plot is laid
out in patches of turf intersected by
paths of sand. Above, boards are hung
to serve as shelter for the snails, which
instinctively gather in large groups.
The food provided - consists in aromatic
plants, such as mint, or lettuce. This is
fed to them three times a day in enor
mous quantities. At the end of eight
days, the snails become quite obese, and
besides have attained a very succulent
flavor. Then comes another period of
starvation for several days, after which
transmission to market follows. Gour
mands, it is said, prefer the snail when
taken wild, so long as the capture is
made in tne fall of the year.
A Famous Squash Boot.
The big squash of Amherst Agricultur
al ixMiege xarm, which grew so stoutly
that it burst several iron cages, and final
ly lifted four thousand one hundred and
twenty pounds (and of which a plaster
cast in is preserved ), naa enough roots
underground to feed it for its herculean
The squash vine was washed out with
its roots by the continued use of a crar-
denhose for twenty-four hours, and the
whole root system was spread out on a
floor and carefully measured. The main
branches were each 12 or 15 feet long, and
aggregated some 4,000. One of the
seventy nodal roots, 4 feet long, had 480
branches, and a most careful estimate
of tnehamifications of the rootlet based
upon the actual measurement of the di
vision showed that the squash vine had
between 15 and 19 miles of roots.
Beckoning the number of days it had
been growing (52), it was found that it
must have made on the average 1.000 feet
per day, and on favorable days about
Col. Clark, the President of the Asr-
ricultural College, says that while this
growth was going on, and the big squash
was expanding and lifting its enormous
burden, great drops of sweat stood all
over its rough rind, proving that it felt
tne great task imposed upon it.
Treating a Flesh Wound.
Every person should learn Low to treat
a flesh wonnd. Every one is liable to be
placed in circumstances away from surgi
cal ana veterinary aid. where iia may
People and Things,, . ..
TRaAVMriTr.w natural -f cariosity A
woman a. t
a u fn Milwaukee hs been chris
tened "Zero," in honor of the cold Sun
day upon which he waa born. .; i: .
Tot TTwi T. AT Conor, aa Mayor off
Augusta, Me., stepped into an office that
his father had held twenty-one years ago.
Tmi niw tViTwv-million-dollar hotel at
San Francisco will contain, among other
features, a billiard room for the exclusive
use of ladies. .
A SWEET little 12-year-old of Browns
ville, Tenn., is on trial for poisoning;
three little children. She did it " just
to see 'em die," '
Ex-Gov. Mosbs. of South Carolina,
has filed his petition in bankruptcy. His
liabilities amount to $92,451.50; assets
next to nothing.
T.rrwv Tbateb has been Justice of the
Peace in Parish, Fulton county, N. Y.,
for over thirty years, and has never had
decision reversed.
In France a man has been condemned
for a libel which he wrote with a sharp
stick on the skin of a green pumpsin
growing in the fields. . -
Thk debt owing by bankrupt foreign
States amounts to no less than 240,-
000,000, of which the greater part al
most all is held in England.
Con. J. G. Lane, of the United States
army, will have command of the expedi
tion to be sent out by the American So
ciety for the Exploration of Pidestine.
In Missouri wolf scalps , are received
in payment of taxes, and the legu&lativer
committee appointed for that purpose
burned about $6,000 worth, that had as
cumulated during the last two years.
It is said that since the passage of the
Civil Bights bill the Pennsylvania Col
onization Society has received applica
tions from eighty-six negro families in
Alabama for transportation to Liberia.
owned in the county of Lim
erick, Ireland, recently jumped over
wall thirteen feet in height. It had been
separated from bis companions, and to
rejoin them took this extraordinary leap.
A vottno woman in Macoupin county.
111., recently sawed a cord of bard wood
in 105 minutes, cutting each stick twice.
Pretty and not quite 18, she performed
this feat because her mother told her
that she was good for nothing but to
read novels.
Kow Yon Begin to Talk.
On a certain occasion the counsel took
some ; exception to the ruiuug ox tne
court on some point and a dispute arose.
" xf the court please, said the counsel
and at the same time picking up a volume.
' There is no referring to any book,"
exclaimed the court, angrily, I have
decided the pi'nt."
" Uut your honor persisted tne at
Now, I don t want to bear anythin
on the subject, veiled the court.
tell you again I have decided the p'nt."
" x know that," was tne rejoinder. " x
am satisfied of that ; but this is a volume
of Blackstone. Iam certain he differs
with your honor, and I only want to
show you what a fool Blackstone was."
"An, indeed, exclaimed tne court,
now you begin to talk.":
A Poetical Proposal. '
Daniel Webster' " proposal to Miss
Fletcher ia worth remembering. Like
many other lovers, he was caught hold
ing a ekein of thread or wool which the
ladv had been unraveling. " Gracie,
Raid he. " we have been untying knots.
Liet ussee if we cannot tie one which
will not untie in a hfe-time." With a
piece of ' tape he fashioned half a true
lover's knot. Miss Fletcher perfected it,
and a kiss put the seal to the symbolical
A Keat Swindle.
Some simple folks in West Boylston,
Mass.. have lust been "done in a very
contemptible way. Two well-dressed
scamps found out the deal people in
town, and then proposed to cure them
for from $50 to $100 each, according to
their extremity, asking, of course, an
advance payment. Some paid from $10
to $20 down, and were ornamented with
a wire oontnvanoe wmcn came over
the top of the head and down be
hind the ears, and which they were to
wear four hours a day for eight weeks,
as it would keep up a current of elec
tricity that would ultimately restore the
functions of hearing entirely. -, The
swindlers, of court, have gone, but
some of the dupes are still wearing their
foolish headgear.
Alitor Show.
The world is crazy for show. : There is
not one perhaps in a thousand who dares
fall back on his real simple self for pow
er to get through the world, and exact
enjoyment as he goes along. There is
no end to the aping, ttM mimicry, tne
false airs, and the superficial airs. It re
quires rare courage, we admit, to live up
to one's enlightened convictions in these
days. Unless you consent to join in the
chat, there is no room for you among the
great mob of pretenders. If a man de
sires to live within, his means and is reso
lute in his purpose not to appear more
than he really is, let him be applauded.
j nere is Bomeumg ireau ana invigorat
ing in ouch an example, and we should
honor and uphold such a plan with all
the energ in our power. .
The St. Louis Globe gives a new word
save his own life, the life of a friend.
a beast, simply by the exercise of a little
common sense. In the first place, cloae
the lips ot tne wound within the hands,
and hold them firmly together to check
the flow of blood until several "stitches
be taken and a bandage applied.
Then bathe the wound for a long time in
cold water. " Should it be painful, " a 1
correspondent says, " take a panful of
burning coals, and sprinkle upon them
common brown sugar, and hold the
wounded part in the smoke. In a minute
or two the pin will be allayed, and the
recovery proceeds rapidly, xn my case
a rusty nail had made a bad wound in
my foot. The pain and nervous irrita
tion were severe. This was all removed
by holding it in smoke fifteen minutes,
and I was able to resume my reading in
comfort. ' We have often recommended
it to others with a like result. Last week
one of my men had a finger-nail torn out
by a pair of ice-tongs. It became very
painful, as was to be expected. Held in
sugar smoke twenty minutes, pain ceased,
and promised speedy recovery. " .
The Supply of Hogs.
Some commercial authorities and deal
ers express the opinion that the stock of
hogs on the farms in this country is now
than at any lame m the past ten
years. Whether this be true or not.
there can be no question that the supply
is very small, and this indicates good
prices next season.
xt seems to us that, this season es
pecially, it will be wise for . farmers to
give more than ordinary care to their
breeding sows and pigs, and that it will
be safe for most farmers to raise all the
pigs they conveniently can, keeping
them growing as rapidly as possible
during the summer, so as to have them
ready for market in the fall, should the
prices open high. Western Mitral.
Female Bights.
Only the female spiders spin webs. They
own all the real estate, and the males
have to live a vagabond life under stones
and other obscure hiding places. If they
come about the house so often as to bore
the ruling sex, they are mercilessly killed
and eaten. The spider s skin is as un
yielding, as the shells of lobsters and
crabs, and is shed from time to tuner in
the same way to aooommsdate the ani
mals growth, xf you poke over the
rubbish in a female spider's sack yard.
among her cast-off corsets you will find
the jackets of the males who have paid
for their sociality with, their lives
trophies of her barbarism as truly as
scalps show the savage nature of the red
man. ifroj. JS. is. Morse
A street preacher of San Francisco,
being disturbed during a sermon, Sun
day week, pulled out a police whistle
and began blowing it, but those wno
disturbed him skedaddled, and the po
lice arrested the dominie for blowing tha
whistle without a cause.
A Lieutenant in the Russian navy
Eublishes a device for quickly stopping
oles made in ships 'by collisions. It
consists of a waterproof, pliable patch,
with mechanism by which it may be ad
justed on the outside of the leaking sur
face. The xiuseian men-of-war are being
supplied with it.
What in the world is Patti going to
do with all her diamonds f At the con
clusion of her recent engagement at St.
Petersburg she was presented with a '
magnificent diadem of diamonds and
sapphires, by far the handsomest gift
she has received during her several visits
to the Russian capital.
Thb duties of a Connecticut school
master in 1661 were as follows: " To act
as a court messenger, to serve sum
monses, to conduct services in . the
church, to lead the choir on Sundays, to
ring the bell for publio worship, to dig
the graves, to take charge of the school,
and to' perform other oocasioaal duties.'
Bret Habtb once' worked for his
board up in one of the Sierra valleys, but
the old fellow he lived with thinks he
hardly paid his way. ". Do you see that
fence V said the old man to a party of
visitors lately, pointing to a stump-and-bruah
affair around his garden. " Well,
Bret staid with me two year, an' about
all he done was to help me build that.
- A Topic of the Day. ,
Cremation, onoe the -prevailing fashion
in China, is now reserved for the priest
of Buddha alone that self-made outcast
from society, whose parting soul relies
on no fond breast, who has no kith or
kin to phod " some pious drops the clos
ing eye requires ;" but who, seated in an
iron chair beneath the rniniature -patroda
erected in most large temples for that
purpose, passes away in fire and smoke
from this vale of tears and sin. to be ab
sorbed in the blissful unconsciousness of
uui eusirutu xtirvana.
Two hundred and thirty-four millions .
of oranges and lemons were sent from,
Italy to New York during 1874 ; 33 per
cent, of the oranges and 14 per cent, ox
the lemons spoiled in the Atlantic pass
age. Over 1,270,861 boxes of fruit of
all sorts were sent from Italian ports to
the United States during the same year.
The business is regarded by the Sicilians
in particular as very profitable.
A boy at work m a Pittsburgh glass
factory went off the other day and had s
glorious drunk. The firm, having no
sympathy with glorious drunks, dis
charged the drunkard. Then the other
hands in the shop, taking sides with.
glorious drunks, refused to work unless
the drunkard was restored to his place.
Result of the movement, the firm shut
up shop and will not reopen until Sep
tember, and seventy-five bands are out
sf work, i
In Hale Attire.
The Tiftnal vjaonotoTinnft mnMriA rf Vwi ra
nees at the North Side Police Station was
somewhat relieved this morning by the
appearance in tne prisoners dox oi a
young female of 19 years, dressed in
male attire. This young woman, whose
name is Annie Miller, was arrested last
evening, away up in Milwaukee avenue,
while looking for lodgings. She was
taken in for stealing the clothes she had '
on from a person named Levi, living at
171 West Randolph street, where she has
been employed as servant. On Sunday
last, when Mr. Levi went to put on his
new clothes to attend a wedding, he
found them missing, and the girl's
clothes were instead, and the girl was
missing. Mr. Levi reported -the case to
the police, and last night he heard she
was in Milwaukee avenue, and procuring
a policeman caused her arrest. Annie is
not very a bad looking girl, speaks first
rate English for a German girl, and her
features greatly resemble those of a boy
of about 17. . She has often assumed the
male attire, and has earned her living a
number of times in this disguise, tn-a-iTy
care of and driving horses, chopping
wood and other manual labor. She says
she will wear the breeches as much as
possible, as she can earn more money
and ia better treated than in the attire of
her sex. Justice Kaufmann heard her
out, and, changing the charge from lar
ceny to disorderly conduct, fined her
$50. Chicago Journal.
This JPhrenolxgical Journal is asked
to diagnose a farmer who is so tender
hearted that he can hold on to an nimfi
while it is getting its throat cut, but can
not perform the job himself. His wife
can cut a windpipe like a man, but cries
when she is spoken to harshly. The
Journal remarks that the farmer wants
more destructiveness and firmness, while
his lady lias large approbativeness and
moderate self-esteem. Probably the
best cure for the symptoms described
would be to dress the wife in breeches
and let the inferior animal take the other
appareL .,
Cement Coffins versos Wood.
The Prefecture of the Seine has at
present under consideration a new in
vention in connection with the burial of
the dead namely, the substitution of
cement oomns for those made, or woou.
The thickness of the shell would not ex
ceed three-fourths of an indh, and they
would cost about the same as very com
mon material, and far. less than oak.
The corpses would, it is argued, be more
perfectly preserved, and for a longer
period, and all mephitio exhahitiona
would be prevented. M. Ferdinand
Duval, Prefect of the Seine, has refer
red this proposal for examination to tha
Counoil of Health. ;