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ALBANY, OREGON, AUGUST 27, 1875.
: BUSINESS CARDS.
SAMUEL. E. YOUNG,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
BOOTS & SHOE?,
REAPERS & MOWERS,
: SOWERS! ETC.
First street, Aloany, Oresroi. -
Torms: - Cali.
St. Charles Hotel,
Corner Waslilujtou Mul First St.,
Matthews & Morrison,
Honm newly fiirnisTied throutrlioot. The
best tbe umrkel utlotvls alwnj a on the table.
, Fre foaen to niitlfroiu uc House.
Corner First and Washington streets,
E. S. Morrill & Co., Proprietors.
Vnder the new management, tltls popular
Hotel ha txjen rent tea ami reiiirnisnett. atiei
now otTer the trnvelinjr ynilio the best uccotu
molii'ionson the most reasonable terms.
CSFree coacli to and from the House. &7
A .11. BEI.I. & PARK ER. late of Oregon City.
ttesf leave to inform the public that tliey
liave purchased the entire stork ol drnsjs. med
icine. Ac., formerly ownedby R. C Hill- n.
and that they ileslsrn continuinjr the busities
at the old stand, where they purpose keeping in
tbe fur a re a lull assortment of
and everytlitiig usually found in a lirst-cla.s
While earncstlv soliciting a continuance of
the liberal ra'rotiase heretofore extended totbc
,-i.o honse," we hope at the same time, by fair
and liberal dcaiinat.and carwfn! atieniion to the
wants of enMtoincrs. to merit Itieestn-io tf any
xkw friends who may favor us wiiU tbeir or
ders. Particular attention will be plven to the com
ponndinx of physician' prescript iottH and lino
lly recipes, at all hour of .the flavor ntent
A. II. BKLI. At PAHXXAC.
Kueeewors to 11. C. liii-I. SoK.
Albany, October 9, 74-n4i f
Here's the Tlace !
S SC. Claugiiiosi
Baa received and Is offering for sale a well selec
v ted stock of
GENERAL MERCHANDISE !
Which he is determined to sell
AX THE LOWEST 111 1 C ES
C a s & , or MercMaWe Prcdace !
Please give me a call, and examine
Goods and Prices.
H. II. lLALIITO.V.
0. P. S. PLUMSiER, M. D.,
BOOKS - AND STATIONERY.
A full stock of Trnaaes and Surgical appliances.
E2T Remember rLlJIIKK.
P. 'C. HARPER & CO.,
- "Dealers in
datMnv Boote and Slioes, HU, Uraec
ritm, rmmry Go.di, Ko(toiis fchotjesuns)
'f "PtatoU, Sails, Rie, Mirrors,
WUf.sr, WmmI Md Willow
Z " TniliU and Valises,
rochet CoUry, Ax., &.,
4ML Tory tow either for cash, or to prompt ror
fats ev jtpmers in time. yj
JJath noas-3 & Barber Shop.
THE Of TJEHSTtlN ED WOULl K ECT
X fally thank tha citi2asof Alban and vi
ciqity for the liberal patronage bestowed on
him for tlie past :ven years, and kopes for ttwi
futnr. a contlnua I Lon of tbeir favors, j-orthe
aecoinzaodatiB of ftanslent customers, ami
friends in the pper part of tow n, he has onen
ed a neat little shop next door to Taylor Bros.
6akton, where a good workman will always be
In attendance to wait noon pat rons.
"Deo.ll.lS74. JOB WEBBER.
37AIIIka:jLiIJfc-iLO z . ,
LCSX TO YOUR INTERESTS !
Old Reapers), Mowers ami Thraaers
Bepairetl and made almost aa gvod. as new
r:v r.iACHiric chop
la now prepared to do all kinds of :
"VToed Turn lax, Sawing and rrlna
Also, any Ironwork and general Blacksmith-
ins fan trade may demand. -
Fuitciiie i'icketo wul be kef u hand at all
.LUMBER EOR SAiZMr. F. E. ItoMn
soti i prepared to furnish first quality
Lumber at the foot of Washington Street.
Cull before contracting. 30tt
tW Albany Collegiate Institute opens
Monday, September Cth. For particulars
address, It. K. WARBEX, Fres.
To tlie rrment of Unu ottnty.
Ilold your orders until you see the Chi
cago Pitt ThreshcM. Ask old Illinois
farmer and they will tell you that they
are the best in the world, without any ex
ception. Sold only by Liutorth, Kellogg
& Co., Portland, and their agents through
out Oregon and , Washington Territory
We also have a full line of forming- imple
ments and machines, consisting of the
following A Xo. 1 goods: Win. Anson
Wood Mowers, whlo-h took 32 first pre
miums, in field trials, iu 1374, and could
go into the field with any machine on this
coast to demonstrate that they are the best,
which we are prepared to prove, and chal
lenge any machine to the contest. Extras
to all machines supplied from our Portland
house, without delay a full supply always
on hand. Please send for price list and
circulars. Address, A. SLOCUM, Agent.
Portlaud, Oregon. 43in2
New Firm. Sam Miller has bought the Wns
011 and Sfinithshop heretofore occupied by
Peter A Speidel, together -with the material
ml unQnisherl work, and Is now prctnued 10
furnish anything in his line, consisting of
t .'itrriH'.re, ttusics.' Litmber Wauons, Ihicks,
&e-. and goiieral smithing neatly and with ilis
vaich. I employ none but the best of tuecliHti
ics, and Insure satisfaction. All work war
ranted. I think I can make it an object for
vou to buy of me, in price, style and dombilii
of work. 1 tr tbe best of material, hickory
and oak, from the Kasiern States. Call and e
amine for yourselves ; all I want is a fair trim.
I have had" several years of experience on this
roa.it, and with I he knowledge thus nuim-d. uiu
certain I can plea.se you. I jcuarsintce to sell tor
vusb as low us can "lie boujiht sn this cily. A
larae lot of lumber waijons, side and end sprinsr
turriutrea and hacks on hand. Patronize hitiie
manufactory do not send your money of. out
ot t he country. Act the mrt of wise men. and
build up our own S'ate, and you wiil prosi er
Mil. James Mooue-Will coimnence, on ot
about the loth day of Vuy, delivering fresh
Milk. Batter, Kggs and Vcjjetntoles to tlK? ciii
zena of Albany. "Sow is the t line to make youi
arrangements, as Mr. Moore will run a team
daily, and do as be agrees. nU3tf.
Rkmovai.. Dr. Gamble has removed
bis office to his new btiililing, adjoitaig his
residence on Firsr street, one block west ol"
the foundry, where he may be found at all
PltKsnrM CHAIRS. Those wishing to
! procure the celebrated .Metzier cnair. ww
i:iie nonce iu;o. miiie .ire iiu.es
he name -f. M. MuTZl.tn apear. on t!te
back of ettch chair. 41 tf.
New Patents. Through dispatcltes to
Dewey & Co.. Patent Agents, S. fr, we re
reive the following advance list of U. S.
Patents granted to Pacific Coast inventors,
viz: II. Uarneal. S. F., gime board; I.
Lobree. Antioclu Cal., faucet; T. C. Stark,
Vallejo. Cal., steam plow; II. T- Bestor,
S. F., shelving for stoves; .). B. Gribble.
Griss Valley, Cal.. candlestick; W. L.
Palmer and I. W. Knox, S. F., rotary
pressure blower; W. C. Bussey, S. F.,
lancet; E. J. Fraser, S. F., aina!giiin:itor;
T. A. Stotnbs, S. F., autoiuatiu rotary
The Dog's Victory. There is nothing
in the world that impresses a man so much
as trust. Some years ago I was mastered
by a dog.in that way. lie came into my
pinlen, and lie had no business there.
Thinking that he would not improve my
flower-bed, I walked along quietly and
threw my stick at him. and thus advised
him to go somewhere else. 1 hat did that
dog do? He stopped, picked up the stick.
"Wagged his tail, and came running to me
with it. and laid the stick down at my feet.
I felt asliamed of having thrown my stick,
and the dog was told he might tome round
the garden when he liked. Mathwlist.-
Qucer Results of Advertising;.
The accident to which Orange Judd
owes the suddenness of his success was this:
Mr. and Mrs. Judd lived, in their early
historv. in a modest house in a retired
street in Flushing. L. I. Air. Judd went to
Xew York every day to work 4tpon Tlie
American Arborimn. a struggling paper
sold at the rate of $1 a year, and in the
evening he and his wife put up seeds in lit
tle paper bags, which were sold in tlie
New York store. He kept an old horse
for business purposes, that went by the
name of tlie hair trunk," and it was a
standing joke in Flushing that the gentle
men would go to the city in the morning,
passed Mr. Juild's horse at a certain point
on the road, and, though he was evidently
moving, it was at the same spot when they
returned at nighty The laugh was not all
on one side fori.wg- One day Mr. Judd
sent a clerk out to coI!ci; some money, to
the extent ot fliX), out of which he was
to nay for the Insertion of a two-Ifm- "ad"
in a daily paper. Through a lucky stroke
of stupidity the clerk left tlie "ad" and the
$100 at the newspaper office, and said that
it was to be inserted to that extent. Im
agine the irngal seednmn's horror on
finding that the money which was to have
carried him through several weeks hue nil
been spent in one advertisement. For the
length ot two columns tlie morning paper
repeated the lines. "The American Artxtri
w out to-day." Tlie consequence was
that the edition was exnausted early and
tlie subscriptions came pouring in. From
that day Mr. Judd and ills paper became
established successes, and now lie owns
a stylish team and about hall of Flushing,
they say. , .
As Mr. Cleveland waa learing the Con
necticut House alter his speech on woman
sufierage. he met a member who said be
wouldn't vote to. make a man of hU wite.
Air. Cleveland replied, "I hope your wile
will succeed In making a man of you.'
As some laborers at the Cos port (Va.)
Aavy Yard were recently engaged In haul
ing out Umber from the basin, (bey sudden
ly discovered that an object which they
supposed to boa log of live oak timber
was a monstrous live alligator. How he
wined admittance to the basin la a mystery.
f Gen. F. E. Spinner is namoil as a
prominent candidate on the Republican
ticket for Treasurer of the State ot New
York. The selection could not be
A repjrt says that some brass jour
nals were stolen from a railroad car in
Chicago the other day. When a few
Chicago papers cannot be Started on the
way to their subscribers without being
stolen, it is high time for the railroads
to call tor troops, j ' ' '
,Tho Catholic ' World, in a recent
issue, derives tie political position of its
adherents as follows; "It is necessary
first to bo a Catholic, and. afterwards
French, German; American, English or
Irish, a tlm vase may be; to. be first of
all sure that we understand and receive
the teaching and the -spirit, of the Cath
olic Church 'in theology, philosophy,
morals, politiesj and that we make her
rights and interests, .her ' advancement
and glory, and spiritual and eternal
good of the whole human race, the tri
umph of Jesus Christ, and the glory of
God paramount of everything."
'I lie Jjti Tltfiiit in Saltld.-.
There are various ways of committing
suicide, but perhaps the best is that
lately invented by one George Moore,
who lived near .Midway, Kentucky.
Moore, tired of cruel fortune, concluded
to no longer fardels boar, but to termin
ate it all by the introduction into his
system of a certain amount of strychnine.
Accordingly, Ise procured the poison
and swallowed it. In the manner of
the swallowing his improved method
h;r suicides was illustrated. He didn't
take tbe villainous powder straight, as
met) say of-liquor, but rolled it up
solidly in a piece of tissue-pa er and
then swallowed the pellet, paper and
all. The advantage of thir. method ot
taking poison wih be readily eiceived;
it a lows the suicide time tor reflection.
In Moore's case the method worked ad
mirably. 'I wo hours elapsed before the
deadly drug Itegan to take efilvt, and
in that interval Moore came to the con
clusion iJiat' he didii't want to die. . He
had little time to spare, but lie employed
that time in rushing to a dixitor ami
Ix-ggiitg for, a remedy. The doctor
acted promptly in the emergency, and
Moore was very nearly torn in pieces
by iwet-.ty-horse-power emetics; but he
was saved. The new style ot taking
strychnine or any other poison should
1kj generally adopted. We are always
doing things in too much of a huny.
St. Louis Jiep'Mifiii.
Crvsatle Against Wilis!.-.
The organic law of Loinpoc colony,
in Sranta iJarbara county, prohibits the
sale of intoxicating liquors. A recent
infraction of this lav? was thus sum
marily dealt with, as related by the
Loinpoc liecord of tho 7th instant :
"For several days prior to August 2d
it was pretty generally known and be
Kevcd that a certain drug stoi-e iu town
was retailing liquor by the glass, or at
least not in accordance with the rules
prescribed by the by-laws of the com
pany. Tlie colonists felt tlie condition
critical, and while the male portion of
the population were discussing earnestly,
yet quietly, methods for suppressing the
illegitimate practice inaugurated, the
mothers and i daughters of Lorn poc as
sembled at the said drug store, a hun
dred strong, and administered summary
justice by I
KNOC'KIXQ IN TIIK HEADS
Of barrels and emptying demijohns and
bottles containing anything and every
thing that would intoxicate, trom bay
rum lip to; S-'cheidam . schnapps The
proprietors weie expostulated to desist
from the sale ot liquor except as pre
sent ed by the rules of the company,
and a simp'ei pledge to do so would
have satisfied the ladies and all present,
for by this time two hundred men and
women were investing the premises,
bent on meeting the issue hikI sett'ing
then and there the fate ot the colony,
but uo satisfaction or assurance was
given by the proprietors that their
business would be conducted in accord
ance with the rules of the colony, and
thereupon the work of letting out the
liquor of all kinds and qualities begun,
and stopped only when the establish,
ruejjt Was renovated of everything
Til AT WOULD INTOXICATE.
"The company moved aboit town
visiting every business house in search of
bottled liquor or-bitters, but found none.
Every proprietor promised that liquor,
bitters or anything that would intoxi
cate should never enter their estahl si
ment or ever be sold at their counters.
The business was not undertaken or
conducted through excitement but as a
necessary and imperative work that
must have a beginning, and the sooner
thj3 better. Theie was no attempt at
disguise, every, woman for they were
first in the attack and man stood up
fearlessly and boldly for what they
knew and felt waa right, and demanded
nothing but what was just between tbe
proprietors and the colonists."
Even embroidered silk stockings won't
make up for, a wart on the nose..
XI. e Ilerxcso vi (t a Cprlsluy.
Herzegovina (pronounced, according
to Zell, IJairts-e-go-vee'ua) is an almost
independent province of the Ottoman
Empire. Along with other Danubian
Principalities owing a certain vague al
legiance to Turkey, its normal state has
long been one of more or less pronounced
insurrection. Ever since the Turks in
the thirteenth century, says the Chron
icle, invaded southern Europe and sub
jugated the Christian population, the
latter have been restless under Moham
medan rule. The mountaineers of Mon
tenegro; the warlike Servians, glorying
in the fame of Stephen l)ushan, as tho
Scotch of an earlier gafieration gloried
in the tamo of Wallace and of Bruce;
the ITwzegoyijiSj witla I population of
which more tliaa eighty per cent, was
Christian, continually revolted against
a harsh and fanatical Mohammedan
The fact that partial insurrections
growing out of local discontents, unpop
ular imposts and "troubles between the
Christian and tho Mussulman popula
tion have been frequent, and that the
Government of Stamboul has always
succeeded in suppressing them, has tend
ed to produce the 'impression thai the
uprising in Herzegovina is a matter ot
little significance. If we concede that
tho Turks have the power to subdue
their rebellious dependencies in case the
latter are left to their nnaided resources,
that admission docs not warrant the
co elusion that the present uprising is a
mere ephemeral demonstration of local
discontent, sure ' to bo sicedily sup
pressed as other local insurrections have
been. On the contrary, the present
cutbreak is liable to assume a very eri
ous magnitude. . Only a short time ago
Montenegro was m a state of insurrec
tion. A Vienna dispatch of the date of
August l(kh says that the rebellion in
j Herzegovina' is assuming alarming pro
i portions, and that the insurgents have
been joined by the natives of Bosnia.
The jieople of all the Daitubisn Prirei
palities apjtear to be in perfect sympathy
with the rebels. But back of the recent
demonstrations lie certain fcts of which
litt'e notice seems to have bejaoJ,akcn
by those of our Contemporaries who have
undertaken to elucidate the situation.
Last year Austria, Russia and Germany
addressed a joint note to the Ottoman
I'orie indorsing the propriety ot a .com
mercial treaty between Austro-Hungary
and the Danubian' Principalities. The
English Government entered a protest
against any such negotiations frtn which
the Turkish Government should be ex
eluded. Russia, Germany and Austria
support the right ot tho Principalities
to conclude commercial treaties without
tlie sanction of the Porte. Tlie dis
patches show that the feeling which
has culminated in rebellion, is by no
means confined to Herzegovina, but ex
tends to Servia, Montenegro, Bosnia
and Houmania. It left to themselves,
without interference from Russia or
Austria, the jteople of these provinces
could probably defy the whole power ot
the Turkish Government; and there
now seems to be some reason for be
lieving that neither of the great North
em Powers will meddle with the mat
ter, unless in a secret, nnder-band man.
Piucunt Harvest In Kevada.
In a couple of weeks, says tho Beese
IUver JReveillc, of the 12th instant, the
Piute and Shoshone Indians of this sec
tion will commence to assemble at Mam
moth to gather the piucnut harvest. A
short time previous to "tho ripening of
the nuts which grow in great profusion
on the hills iu that vicinity the In
dians gather at Mammoth to tho num
ber of upward of a thousand. They go
from Austin, Belmont, Stillwater and
other places within a circuit of 150
miles, and lrave a grand fandango, last
ing upwards of a week, and when the
nuts are ripe Xhe squaws gather and
roast them for Winter use. When ihe
harvest is over the Indians return to tho
haunts of civilization, where they live
comfortably through tho Winter on
pinenuts, kitchen rcfufe ai:d slaughter
house offal. Entrails roasted iu the
ashes and bread made of crickets and
pinenuts mashed together form a royal
feast for an Indian, and when seated iu
his wickiup enjoying this savory mess,
ho don't give a continental whether
Grant gets a third term or not, and is
perfectly indifferent as to the : price of
gold or Beechcr's guilt or innocence.
A Michlan man lias Invented a cnt-ofT
saw wlyeh revolves around tbe log, and is
claimed to be an Improvement upon, any
thin now in use..
Humble in France.
The London Daily TelegrapJi says :
"A quaint picture in the French Salon
this year attracted considerable notice.
Its title was 'An Execution in the Mid
dlo Ages. You saw a monstrous sow
upon a scaffold, with the rope round its
fat neck; behind stood the hangman,
and in front the Maire reading the
death warrant. Authorities were given
in tlie catalogue to show that such sol
emn execution of a pig convicted of
murder or sacrilege, actually took place
on several occasions. We are reminded
of the picture in reading a case tried at
Montelimart. At 4 a. m. on May 26th
a police agent on bis round distinctly
heard a treasonable chorus. Hezeal
ousTj looked about, up and down, aiid
'at length espied the audacious culprit.
At an open widow on the fifth floor
hung a blackbird's cage, from which
isbued an appeal to sleeping Monteli
mart summoning the citizens thereof to
arms. Police Agent Savoye saw his
dnty, and performed it. Hurrying up
the stairs he arrested that seditious
blackbird, and applied for a summons
against its master. But we do not now
dwell in the Middle Ages at least", the
majority of us do not. The magistrate
asked that awkward question. 'On
what grounds?' Police Agent Savoye
was confused for the inumcut. In Eng.
land he might have answered, glibly,
Drunkenness and obstruction of an offi
cer in the execution ot his duty ! But
that convenient formula is still unknown
in France not to our particular ad van
tage, perhaps, for they have others that
do as good service. The summons was
finally drawn on a charge of tapoage
nocturne improper rows at night.
The case came to trial, and a tremend
ous indictment was leveled at the black
bird and his master. Social order was
endangered by its tkill in singing the
'Marseillaise,' tho 'public repose' dis
turbed; there was sound reason to sus
pect Communeism, and the Government
of Moral Order was certainly held up
to ridicule. But thejuge de cwr did
not see it. In a verdiet full To? charm
ing irony, which reads all the better for
its profusion of law terms, he decided
that the blackbird had only followed is
instinct in singing; that no authorities
at command ot a Judge de paix- en
abled him to judge betweei its natural
strain and that of even the 'Marsellaise;,
that Poliee Agent Savoye failed to
prove its note to have been more pierc
ing than usual with blackbirds; that the
owner was not in the same apartment,
and that there was no evidence of Ins
having excited the bird; and so, finally,
he reached the conclusion that no offense
had been committed, under a true in
terpretation of paragraph 8, article 479
of the Penal Code.
Hilled by tlie bite of a Horse.
From the Boundout (N. Y.) JTree
man, we get the following particulars
in relation to the cause of the death of
Conrad Elmendorf, of Olive, LTlster
county. The Fieemcm says : Conrad
Elmendorf, who was bitten by a stallion
died on Wednesday. ThS patient was
attended by Drs. Hull and Hasbronck,
We understand that the family blame
the doctors because they did not imme
diately amputate the arm ; but we do
not think the doctors should be blamed.
They did all in their power to save the
man's lite, and DrV Loughran himself
says that if the arm had been taken off
the man would have died all tlie sooner,
because the muscles were torn, not only
the w hole length of the arm but also on
the breast and shoulders.- The power
ful animal had actually stretched tlieso
muscles and sinews so that they were
entirely dead. There was no cure for,
6uch a wound. Of course the warm
weather did not help it, and the saliva
of tho horse besides has no "doubt acted
as a poison. The horse was a powerful
animal, and like nearly all stallions was
full of bi ute force and fire. When he
became unruly Elmendorf took him by
the head with one hand and whipped
him on his fore legs until ho partly lay
down on the ground. He continued to
whip, and then, the horse becoming in
furiated, sprang upon him, inflicting the
wound. Tho sad affair shonld be a
lesson to hoi semen to exercise more care
in the government of their anima's ot
this class. , . "
A Crusader. -.
Miss Annie Oliver, the vonncr Brook
lyn girl, who has attracted considerable
attention ot late as a Methodist preacher
at Sea CliS and other places, is a grad.
uate of Ilutgers Female .College, in
Brooklyn, and is described as a young
woman of "slight build, coal-black eves.
abundaut brown hair and very graceful
manners." Her real name ia Am.;a
Oliver Snowden, but she took the other
when working among tba enwaders.
She tells ber own story as follows : "I
preach because I love to, and because I
feel that I have been called to the min
istry. When tho crusade against liquor
sellers grew strong in Ohio I was drawn
into it, and I helped them' all I could
in Trumbull county. Then in Cincin
nati I went with the ladies to" tbe tem
perance meetings, and by talking-' to
little knots of men I gained confidence
enough to address a throng, and I
preached to cluster of poor of the city.
Then I addressed a throng in tho expo
s tion building. I made up my mind
that I could not be contented anv mora
without an active work in tho ministry,
and I began to seek a place to ttudv.
Of course I thought that girls would
have to be educated if they became
preachers, as well as boys. I applied
first to tbe seminaries of uiy own church,
the Congregational, and they refused
me. . Then I applied to the Presbyterian
seminaries, ana they were very dignified
audsxclusive. I applied to .fourteen in
an, ana at last found , a university va
Boston which accepted me as astuient,
Oberlin College allowed me to etudy
languages, and the ' professors thought
that they were doing a great thing tor
,mo, and said that no other church would
do so much. I have a vear more to
"stay in Boston, when I expeci to app'y
to tho Methodists tor license to preach."
A Fane, al Struck by Untalng.
REMARKABLE SCENE IX
Captain Jacob Johnson, a native of
Denmark, who for many years com
manded a Vessel that sailed bet.veeu
Havana and the different European
ports, settled down in Brooklyn, several
years ago, at.d became an inmate in the
family of Mr. W. II. Drew, 101, Park
Place. The captain had no other in
timate friends in this country: and from
frequent conversations with him on the
subject, Mr. Drew judged that ho either
had left none in his native country, or
that he wished to drop all communica
tion with them. Last Saturday Capt,
Johnson died, and on Monday afternoon
at 3 o clock the funeral procession start
ed from Mr. Drew's house for tho ceni-
eti ry of the Evergreens, Mr. Drew and
his amily being the only mourners.
The few carriages had hardly .started
bef re the rain began to fall, and the
ride to the cemetery was through a
drenching shower, blinding flashes ot
lightning and crashing thunder, adding
to the solemnity ot the burial ot the
W hen the cemetery was reached, the
rain' was pouring down in torrents, and
the little procession halted before cem
etery office to- wait for a lull m the
storm. The hearse was the first vehiele,
the carriage containing Mr. Drew and
his family was rext, and four or five
other carriages were behind. Every
flash of the lightning seemed to strike
on the hill, ani? the roar and crash of
the thunder was deafening. A loud re
port frightened the horses- attached to
the hearse, and they began to rear and
plunge. The horses of the first carriage
also were frightened, and it was all the
driver could do to hold them. The oc
cupants of the carriages were terribly
frightened, and began to get out as fast
as they could. Dr. Drew's carnage
was soon emptied of all but Mr. Drew's
daughter, a young lady who was just
alxtut to alight, .vheu two balls of fire,
seemingly two feet iu diameter, dropped
just iu front ot the horses' heads, and
burst with a report like a camion. At
the same minute there was a blinding
flash of lightning, followed instantane
ously by a crash of thunder that made
the cemetery hill tremble. The horses
attached to Mr. Drew's carriage sprang
forward, running the po!e through tho
back ot the hearse and throwing the
coffin of the dead captain from its
mountings. They began to plunge,
and the front of the carriage was dashed
against the hearse and badly shattered.
Miss Drew, who sat on tho inside front
seal, was thrown out' and -severely
bruised.- The driver could not control
the horses, and they started to ran
dragging the remains of the carriage up
the' main aveuuo of the cemetery, and
going nearly a mile before they could
be stopped. Tlie' driver : was also
tbrown from his seat aud slightly in
jured. The same sfiock that frightened
Mr. Drew's horses struck One of tbe
horses attached to the next carriage,
and knocked hiirr down, but did' uot
Alter waiting tor nearly an hour in
the office the storm abated, and the pro
cession started again for the nr&ve.
With the usual ceremonies, the coffin
was lowered into its water-soaked rest
ing place, and Captain Johnson's faith
ful friends went home. A". 1". Sun.
A contributor to Iron notes two inci
dents of recent occurrence, which in his
opinion indicate that some ''mysterious'
fires may have their origin in the action
of the sun on glass. A few days sgo
the master ot a steam-tucr in Encliah
waters found a large hole had been
burned in the center df the covering of
his berth and that the fire had penetrat
ed to the bed itself , which was smoking.
It was then discovered that this resulted
from a concentration 'of the sun's rays
by the glass "dead lights" in trie' de
of the vessel. The ground's of a new
mansion in a British town are ered
tiironeh gates richly ornamented.. To
protect them temporarily tbey were cov.
ered with canvas. One afternoon lately
this covering' was found to be on fire
and was burned, one" or the lamps above"
l.7..n k 1im liAat 'All nOT?t?nm
theories' df tbe"" causes" of flrb' failed to'
account for" tins one, and it' was discov-"
ered that the globular lamp's of the gate'
concentrated tbe solar rays and directed
them on the spot where the canvas bad:
been, and thus doubtless' occasioned tba'
Dr. Bernays, Professor of Chemistry
in St. Thomas's Hospital,' London, s ug-
gests that by a proper application of
earth, hutnatiou might be made' as safe'
as cremation. Instead of cremating the"
body, be would cremate tbo earth, and1
render' it, by increased porosity, the best '
material for slowly, but surely a&d safely, ;
oxid izing the body. Thus' a3&id"'b)kt
the clav soils of maftv of XnV..fiinteria.'
"be 'matoprdpgHj-'' a MUibU"f&ittt&M
without such burning of tlie soil (some'
of our cemeteries ought not to bevseiLv
Dr. Bernays suggests cofSnu of perfo
rated iron plate, with lids' of the same '
material. These should be , wavered tar
tbe depth of one foot with charcoal, and'
Completely filled in with well-burnt'
clay. By such a method advantage'
would be taken of one of the most valu
able properties of burnt clay the power
of absorbing and oxidizii p injurious hy
drogenous compounds' and' promoting
decomposition. One great advantage'
of coffins of sheet' irbrf thus' perforated
would be the rapid oxidation of the re'
ceptaele ot the body, wIiicTi, by the color
of the' oxide, wonld render all the drain
age water from a cemetery visible for
some distance from its source, and thus
give the necessary indications ot impu-'
. In aii essay read before the London'
Physical Society lately, Mr. Wbitehbuse
described some experiments he had made
"On the Electric Conductivity of Glass.'
He employed pieces' ot thermometer"
tube about an inch in length, - into tbe
bore of which two platinum wires were
inserted in such a manner that there was'
an interval between the points. In
some cases one wire of platinum occu
pied the entire bore of the tube, and'
this tube was surrounded on its external
surface by a helix df wire ot the same'
metal. In each case the arrangement
was introduced into a circuit iB'Whiciv
were also placed a Thomson galvanom
eter and a set of resistance coils. It was1
shown that at the ordinary temperature'
there was no deflection, but that the'
current passed freely when the glass was'
heated to redness. The difficulty of
making contact with' the glafef led'Mrl'
Whitehouse to use two test tubes, one?
inside the other, both containing mer
cury, with which' wres of platinum
freely communicated. The flame' of aV
Bub: en burner was applied to the outer
test tube, and the temperature of the
metal noted by the id df a theimoinv
eter. In one series of experiments the"
diameter of the internal tube was of
an inch, the length in contact With the'
mercury about 3f inches, and tbe thick'
ness of the glass 1-100 of an inch. A"
current was firfet' observed to pass at'
100 degrees C, and as the temperature'
rose tbe amount ot deflection increased
Health NotesV , . ..
From Dr. Ball's Maxima.
Whisky cures a great many ailments-
infallibly, by tilling the patient.-
Getting out of a warm bed and goir3
to an open' door or window bos bsetr
the death of multitudes.-
Families should everywhere .be.osi'
their guard against galvanized zino iron'.
water pipes for drinking or cooking puf--
poses.-" ... .
Our legitimate scope is almost bounds
less; for whatever" begets pleasurable"
and harmless feelings .promote, health,-
satiotis engenders disease.
In every hundred- bushels of wheat
more than a thousand pounds ox valu
able nutriment is lost to human use by
the present method of grinding wheat"
into flour and preparing it for tbe table--
This one idea of keeping the pores of
the skin steadily open by tSaeata of
habitual moderate exercise and eirieS
personal cleanliness would, if generally
practiced, contribute more to human'
happiness than tons of physic ormUHae
of money. .- -
So medicine' of drug, or anytLia ty
be swallowed ojf inhaled, has ever ye
been iodiid which can possibly IiAVe
any direct, radical, efSaieci cgoney ig -
permanently arresting even prepress
of consumption. 7 be , .iiciss am
to secure a vigorous.-.,-: Er.t
bring baok tbe full breatLir cf
lungsboth of which are pot 51?, -