The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, October 14, 1882, Image 2

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H'ih-ii ill w (fny aa a linnet,
An.) t III ti Oval) na lurk,
JiVver a dm tut I "no iiiinW
We mot Hwixt ilnwoing ami diirlc.
"Kaiie, and whim ahatl we man-)?"
"Marrr?" the ail with a ih
"Tlmt'a cako aul ribhonaon Mouilay,
And sorrow ere Saturday's bjr.
"You are aa lean aa Heard,
I am an poor a iuoiimi;
Nullum per anouin paid qnarlarly,
Hardly finda rent fur bouie.
'"f.e and emit Ins no'tag,'
Capital I jtiat for a Miri
What Iftlie butihould m pnpulout?
How would the populace fare?
"Oh, I the unele you reckon on,"
liuiitv, ricli and unwed
Pick I Th.iv wait ill, mva the adage, who
Walt lor the aboei of the dead.
Ah ! Ifllovedou I'd ruk it!
That'i what your thinking, I guea
U' i r i i.i .1. it
n or, Fiiifu'il i- wi
Dirk, if I cand for you 1
Love's apt to fly out at the window,
When poverty look in at the door;
llalher I'd die than help banith him,
Dick, by Juki keeping rou pool.
"Kit mo! You'll look In on 8un.loy?
. Won't my new bonnet be brave?
June at ita lougmt and leanest-"
My! what a ratnblo we'll bavet
"Pyc-btel Th'w'a urnndnnlher waiting
Patient at home for the tra.
Pick, if you won't wed both of u,
You muni be;tietit for me I"
Sboweni, ifthov rulll I la Mingo,
Kreah m the green of the grove;
True lover'l tifti, aa d old Terrencc,
Are only freah fuel to lovo.
If I flung off in a palon
lf he crrpt in fr a pry
Sunday came aniilingand aultled it;
Katie, waa wiir than I.
Lovo'a but a baby that, passionate,
Trie to be matrd al birth;
Time nn t lout if It U-icbei you
What a guod woman it worth,
What if the waiting wua weariaouief
What if the work days were drear T
Time, the old thief, couldn't lob Mi of
Fifty-two Sumlaya a yean
How lonij waa liberty coming ?
Long euounheven her way;
Luolruni, or Decade, or Conlury
What doui it matter to-day?
Nunky died lincle at alxty,
Granny at eightyor aoj
Well, if we didn't weep long for 'cm
'l'waa'nt iu nuture, you kuow.
Grannies and uncles are liable
All to die aome day , that's clear;
tMrrow flnda wonderiul comfort iu
Five or iix hundred a year.
And lovera marry at forty,
A, and live happy tolioot;
Though l'hillia be gray aa a codger,
A nd Cord von Iwld aa a emit,
HOUSEHOLD.
To pickle peaches tuko seven pounds
of sugar to one quart of vinogar; boil
tbe peaches in thin nntil a broom splint
will' easily piorce the skin; stick a few
cloves Id each peaoh boforo patting it in
the vinegar and put a handful of stick
cinnamon into tho vinegar. If you have
only ground cinnamon in tho house put
some Jay three tabloBjwonfuls in a
little muslin bag and let it boil with the
Iieaches. If the amount of sugar given
lore seems large, you nood not woigb
it, but shut your eyes and keop putting
it in until the right tastois imparted.
Homo cooks peel the peaches and do not
boil them, out pour hot vinegar over
them for several mornings, but I con
fess that I like them best "cloth und
all," as a little girl said, simply taking
euro to wipe thorn oil with a clean towel
flrnt. rears may bo put up after this
recipe j they, however, ought to be
peeled, as the skin is tough and has no
association of down or rod check with it.
Plums of almost any variety are deli
cious pickled in this way: To twelve
pounds of fruit allow six pounds of
siigor. one quart of vinegar, spice to
snit your taste; heat tho vinegar, sugar
ami ipioe, pour whilo hot over the fruit;
do this for two mornings. Blackberries
aro slso vory nico prepared in the same
wav.
French Pioklos though why so oallod
I know not are made by slicing ono
jieck of green tomatoes and nine large
onious; throw over them oneteaenpful of
salt, cover them with oold water, and let
them stand all night; in the morning
ilruin the in, and boil in weak vinegar
nntil tho tomatoes are tender, not soft.
While they are boiling tuko four quarts
of good vinegar, two pound of bron
super, two ounces of white mustard seed,
two tableBpooufuls each of ground all
spice, cloves, cinnamon, ami ginger, half
a tenepoonful of cayenne tiopper; pour
this over tho tomatooH, ami let it all boil
together for half n hour. Tut in jars
closely covered, and If you wish to keep
sinuo for use in July and August, seal
them in cans. It is surprising how in
this way they rttain the poouhar fresh
taste. Catsup lutulo of greou tomatoes
mukes a good relish alno; tor this take
ouo perk of tomatoes, six small red
peppers, or one teaspoonful of cujenne
pepp r, four tablespoonfula each of suit
and black pepper, ono tablespoonfiil
aeh of ground musturd, cloves and ull
Hpioe, two quarts of vinegar; cook tain
tomatoes ami pepper in tho vinegar until
thry are soft, then strain, udd all tub
spices, and boil hlowly fur at least four
hours. If you prefer to sweeten tho
catsup, add a cup of sugar.
r. If " wishoa in know if ft lariro
Christmas pudding can be boiled in in
stallment, so that it will be possible to
have one ready for a 1 o'clock diuuer.
The better way is to make a Smaller pud
Jin? than the rocipo calls for, kepiug
the proportions the bame, and then, of
course, it will require lens time to oook.
Or if to meut the requirement of tho
family you need to make the whole quan
tity, divide it in two pacta ami boil iu
separata kettles.
Curtain rings are much moro conven
ient to hang a dress up by than loops of
braid or cloth, put one at e.ich eiJo of
, the waistband on tho skirt. If loops ot
any kind are imwl t hang the waist
itself by, sew them ou at tho under sido
of the armhold. The waist ran then be
folded in the same way as when it is laid
in tbe trunk or drawer.
A sure cure for chapped hands is some
thing greatly to be desired. Try this:
Wet your bauds in warm water, then rub
them all over with Indian meal; do this
Uioe, then in the water nsed to wash off
the meal put a teaspoouful of pure glyce
rine. If it ii not pure it will irritate the
akin.
Kitchen Keramics. Grapta my
..LI...I in a narUl nf VHVH. Either
th following ways is recommended
i,. ltoil rinn ffranes I
as
till
tliey are soft, then mash thorn through
a colauder, leaving the eeus oniy m it
To one pound of gra)es use three-quart
nf u ,niini nt mi a at and a half a tea
cur.ful of vinecar. Joil nntil almost
like jolly. Then, just before taking from
the flro. add cinnamon and cloves to suit
vnur taste. No. 2. lake ripe grapes,
reiuove imperfect ana urosen onos. uiuo
an earthen jar with grape leaves; then
fill with grapes. To two qnorts of
vinegar allow one pint of white sugar,
half an ounce of grouml cinnamon and a
nmirinr nf n niinoa of cloves. Let tbe
vinegar and the spices bril five minutes;
then add the sugar, it coma w
boil, and then, when cold, pour over tb
irniiiiii If iinnred on WUUO not. i
uhr la Hif.m vrn ii it i oos not ureas
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the skin and spoil the appearanco of the
i.iobli.a tlranea nickled in this war are
nico put with mixed pickles in a castor
or pickle bottle.
intulnnt asks for directions
pickling tho small yellow tomatoes that
i,r lirniicht to tlie marxut in crates, uei
thorn lie in salt nd water for three or
four ilavs. chancinv tho brine if a scum
rises; then nne tiieaa wuu cioar water
m,i lt them lie for a uicht in weak
v nniriir. or. nav. Lull vmeuar ana nan
water. The next nay prepare inns: 10
ono peck of tomutoes allow half an ounce
.f mlmlu 1'hivpH a ntiartcr of a oond of
ground muhtard, half an ounce of whole
black popper, ana six gooa-sizea onions,
ratio slices. Put tho tomatoes in a
jar, putting a loyer oi onions una spice
between tuu layers oi tomutoes un me
f nil. Cover the whole with cold
vinegar of good strength. In a week or
ten days the pickles win bo reuuy lor tne
table.
One of the most convenient articles
that a woman can possoss, even if she
does but littlo sewing, is a small lap
iinm-,1 trilli a vnr.l meafiuro on one edae
My own is of light wood, with two cleats
on the under siun. iuis uoaru is inroo
nnartera of a vard lonir aud a littlo more
than half a yard wide. It has a curved
side, and on tbe straight outer edge is a
measure. It i carefully and exactly
livfilml in ineh soaces. and has the
eighth, and quarter aud half of the' yard
murlio.l in nnmistaKauiy piain ngures.
Itsorves occaaioually as a work-table, a
airitinirlnitV unit it 1M Useful alsO BM 80
invalid's table, on which a cup of coffee
and a plate of toast miy be placed.
"D. C." asks for a (rood recipt for
making tomato catsup. I have used the
fnllnuiiiT fnrmnla for vears. and have
found it in every way satisfactory: Take
six quarts of cut tomatoes, oook them
until they are perfectly sou, strain mem
through a sieve, then add one pint of
vinegur, half a cup of sugar, two table
annnnfiila of liliu'k neniier. two of salt.
one each of cloves, cinnemon and all-
spice; boil nntil tnicK. ru away in
bottles, or can wlnio hot. it is a gooa
nlnn In tint iKirt in cans for use in late
spring, but it koeps well if simply bot
tled and corked. XI uonod nntil quite
thick say like a boiled custard it wi 1
not become turn anil watery u Kopi a
y.'ir' .
To make blackberry wine, press ana
bruise the bcrriea, and to ono quart of
juice add two thirds of a qaart of water;
throe quarters of a pound of sugar to one
gallon of this is as little sngar as I would
like to allow. If brandy is added, put
half a gallon to threo gallons of juice.
T.inva in nn nimn inf will Droteotod
from flies and insects of all kinds, until
fermentation oeases, then draw off and
bottle. If the fomentation is slow to
commence, a littlo yeast may be addod,
which will start it at once. It is a good
plan when making tho wine to dissolve
the simr and mako a syrnti of it before
adding it to the juice.
Lovely littlo wraps for cool days for
nun in Urn liahv onrriiiL'fi are made of sin
gle zephyr crocheted ib two oolors in
stripes. Crochet each stripe with four
rows of loose shell stitch, and then with
a row of squares where the next stripe
joius, so that narrow ribbons may bo run
through thorn. Four stripes make the
wmn ilia rinrllt. viiltll. This i VerV
" . j vuw . "rt . . ....... - - -ti
handsome made of cardinal and white
worsted, with cardinal rumous run in.
Finixh tho bottom with fringo or with
tassels.
Verv delicate macaroons aro made of
. ...... .1 nn,l n i, n,mliin f.F altiinn.lll
blanched and pounded, and a littlo rose
. . . a ii
water aiuiea lo moisteu ana nuvor iuem.
The whites of tliroe eggs should bo
beaten very light, and the sugar stirred
in gradually. Mix all thoroughly to
gether, and drop on clean writing piqer.
Iluke for about thieo minutes iu a quick
oven.
Erlh or 0;iIiiiii Smoklnir.
Ten or twelve pipe produce a deli
ions lanauor or intoxication; from
w only to twenty five pipes is followed
)V adreaniv torpor, the "heaven" which
the opium smoker madly seeks an em
blem of the Jong sleep to wuiou ne
blindiv huri-ies. Tho habitual smoker
has pallid cheeks, vaouons eyes, aud is
nntittod for any enorgetio empioymeni.
The functions of the stomach aud intesti
nal organs become disarranged aud
weakened. In indulgence, the idiot
mule and death like stupor of an opium
debauchee has something more awful to
tho ga7.e than tho bestiality of
the drunkard from spirits. Ihe
pain he suffers wheu deprived of tbe
drug alter long iiaou mi hihiuko iu
explain, aud it is only to a certain de
gree under it intf leuee that hi faculties
aro alive. Persona of mature age occa
sionally become opium smokers, but tho
habit, as a rule, is acquired in youth. It
is well known among the iuitiated that a
physician in New York who claims to
cure victims of the opimn pipe, aud has
built au asylum for thut purpose, ha
not been aide to euro himself, and daily
indulge in its use. Those who pretend
that the v hae been able to relinquish
tho habit, may be fouud hanging about
opium places aud do not deny them
selves a pipe now and then. They are
simply moderate smokers for a time, and
eventually fall back to an excessive use
of the drug. No epium smoker will deny
tho fact that the habit baa ruined kirn
mentally and physically.
A young man of Maryland committed
suicide because he was too poor to
murry. This i ar isolated case. The
poor young man generally marrit a, and
if his wife doesn't commit suicide a )ar
or two afterward it is not booaui-e aha
hasn't sufficient provocation.
i lot j m ix.
Seth Allon, having graduated with the
highest honors of hi college class, and
won the consent of Lisctte May to be
come his wife, came to New xork to
take fame and fortuue by storm with the
air of his brilliant college reputation
and sundry college poems, essayr and
such like stuff. He soon fonod his level,
in a subordinate position in a large pub
lishing establishment. '
Ho began low, aud won his way, by
bis increasing adaptability, to a high
position. But it was a long and an ar
duous struggle, on small means and with
i. i.riimiHtintr labor. The mar-
IUU WUn, v o - ..
riage day seemed ever to recede, nntil
lie began to iooa upou "
less' . .
' p. n.fa iim lnasnhere was bo far re
moved from tht of Lisctte that she no
InnMr influenced him. 8eth Allen had
i.o n ..,, tn im verv highest circles
the metropolis the elite of intelligence
and culture. Here ho met ladies whose
conversation and social prestige quite
aid i iiuni i i.o nimnlpr ciftH of poor Lisette.
Alas, for her gentle heart, forsaken and
despised. ,
w;,i, T.iyottn. the one fixed idea
years had been her marriage with her
early lover, eue uau uume wuva
neglect with ready excuse; she loved
him ainclT and inrelv. and had never
donbted. And so, when he wrote that
cold selfish letter, which was evidently
intended to be- so candid and so rational
n oil iiuotm'U in which ho aeknowl-
edged that he no longer loved her as
be onco did, bnt was ready to fulfill his
engagement, because his honor wa
pledged, although the shock of it well
nigb killed uer sne was uisencuaoieu.
niirht of tears and desperate
heurt bieak; a morning that brought
wiser thoughts wuu mucn womaniy
prido, that dictated tho words that alone
ho deserved, "Yon are free," and helped
her to collect, with untrcmbling hands,
very memento of his dead love, to be re
with tlmt fateful missive.
A great shadow fell on her life, but
few observed it. And alter a very long
time it passod away, leaving only a ten-
lifni innmnrf nf lllA VOnth
IICl f t tl'l Vla 4 aaaww. -
she had loved, and working entire for-
getfulness of the man wno uau injured
her.
Years passed away, a score of them,
after this time of parting. Seth Allen
had long been a very famous mau. Men
nnt'n liia nnmo with a sort of awe. so
high was he lifted up above tho masses
of his kind. Tnen at ma very acme oi
in'a fr.mn diseaso smoto him fearfully.
Not in that wasting, burning form in
which deatn soon comes ana weicomeiy
to close tho scene of suffering, but in that
inaiMinim Bminino- of the BnrinCS of life.
and loss of mental and bodily vigor, that
IS 100 OjH lO IUI1UW a 1I1U Ui luiuiino null
incessant brain labor, such as Seth's bad
been. So smitton, and beyond the
medicaments of the pharmocopin, Seth
vna fnn'Pil la vield to tho mandates of
his physicians, and seek rest and absolute
quiet.
. . ?ii l Ti
lie was homeless anu wunoiu ilea, it
won tint natural that he should find lli8
thoughts turning toward tho woman bo
had so long forgotten, the woman who
he onco hoped would have created a
homo for him, and bound all his life and
energies in tho sweet influence of her
love.
He had nothing to do, he was able to
do nothing, ho was permitted to do noth
ing, at least in his favorate porsuit.'
Aud that was the reason, probably, why
hn liMli.niolit himself of a nuiet lourney
to the long-desertod scenes of his col-
lesiate labors and successes.
If hAil ill think of Lisette at all. and I
in nr.. .innlit hn did. it waa a the same
sweet, patient, rimple girl who hod given
him all nor heart and waueu ior mm in
good faith so long. He was a famous
men, now, and had become accustomed
to enthusiastic welcome, wuy siiouia
he doubt such a weloome from this conn
trv cifl. whom he oould not think of as
aught but a young creature, but whom
be knew must be lar on tue suauy siue
of life. Perhaps sho would
.But thore ho always paused. Did he
mean that perhays ho had but to ask and
lw vonnivflil hm'k ffracefully to his old
una ilinn in her retraril. to renew with the
calmness of advauoing years a chilly
similitude of the vows oi youiu, anu
iiui tn Reenre a valuable and most de
voted nurse and housekeeper? Very
likely he did, but lie was a mau, a ia
many man a man vhom lonir adulation
had persuaded of his on overwhelming
merits, and whom sickness bad made
more iotensVly Bolfitdi than was usual
even to on extremely self-conscious
habit of mind.
Ho went down at oomraencementtime.
IIo did not see Lisctte until the small
.iv.....U.......i nf ilia fiAnann had nnite
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subsided. He asked no questions about
her, for ho nai not oomo in cuuutui. uu
..nu nl.l fiiomlain whom he liked to re
call memories bf the past. But ho called
at the homely cottage, wuoro hub suit
esided with her mother (that much lie
,..i lanrmi.i from tho stranecr host of
tho hotel where bo had his room), on
the morning following the close of the
commencement exercises, sure that he
should theu find her at home.
Nor was he mistaken, lie was sLown
into ft small room, a sort of study, as
1 1... .n.l timnnanrinlil uilttir,l1 ftrOtind
III n 0,3 ami iiiiiiiuaviiwiii ' -
fully indioatel, and waited long, con
scious all the time oi a bustio, line tue
mt of nrooaration for some approach
ing event, but which he naturally
usenbod to tue departure oi guests or
something similarly couuected with the
season.
T.iuuita nnma lo him at last. A hand
some, rather imposing lady, past middle
hut u-oarinir well. A slight flush
tinged the cheek that was still fair and
ronnd, aud that wan an toe ign ot em
barrassment that she betrayed. Not so
SpI Allen. He stammered and stood
luif.irn In ancient love abashed, she
was bo different fratn that which he had
expected! He felt sorry that he had lost
her; he felt, lor tue nrsv ume, tue turau
noss of his conduct. He began to doubt
if he should win her back.
In half an hour he went away with bis
mind fully settled on that point. Ho
had not only been rejected, but he car
ried in his pocket, tied together with tho
emblematical white ribband, the cards of
Lisette and the Reverend Dr. ,
president of the college, to whom she
was that evening io be united.
Ha had promised to stay for the wed
ding, and Lisette bad shown bim that a
true friendship might be reared above
the ruins of their long extinct love. Bat
when the time came, he had not tha
courage to see her united to another,
and the next morning he left the town,
never to return, Tbe romainder of his
life was spent in the cold solitude that
be had chosen in bis yonngor years; but
each year it became more irksome, and
each convinoed him that all his fame,
and all his honors, could not compensate
him for tbe jnwel of domestic joy which,
when he hold it in his reach, be bad de
liberately cost from him forever.
What Lime Don to Soils.
It boneflU crops in two ways.one direot,
the other indirect. Directly, it is plant
food, especially for roots and legumin
ous plants; indirectly, it makes the soil
yield its nitrogen, otherwise hold fast in
insoluble compounds, for the plant to
feed upon. Sir John Lawes says: "Lime
acts as the medium by which nutritk-a-tiou
takes place; and tho almost entire
absence of nitrates in the water passing
through the peat soils in Scotland -which
abound in nitrogen must be
mainly due to tbe absence of lime." The
same author remurks: "I may observe
that although the amount of lime dis
solved, and removed in drainage waters
is considerable, still, the necessity of re
peating tbe application after a fow years
appears to be rather due to a descont of
the lime to a lower level in tbe soil,
where it is less accessible to the roots of
the plants."
The capacity of lime for setting freo
the nitrogen in a fornt available 'or
plant food is of course limited by the
amount ot nitrogen in the soil; and when
each application of lime is attended with
less beuefit than the preceding one, wo
may feel tolerably sure that the re
sources of the soil have been too largely
drawn upon, and that tbe export of fer
tility bos been too great. The soil, as
we know, receives its nitrogen from the
air, aud the simple fact, in a case like
tho foregoing, is that by the use of limo
we are taking the nitrogen from the soil
faster than it is supplied by tbe air. It
is for tbis reason that the beueflts of
lime are most durable on land least
heavily cropped as pastures that are
grazed. Its effects are very good upon
virgin soil; it lasts longer npon good
than npon bad land, and upon clays and
heavy loams, than upon light land. Iu
regard to the direct use of lime as plant
food, it is an intaresting fact that lime
can be made with certain plants a substi
tute for potash. Boots and clover feed
largely on potash, but when this is not
abundant in tbe soil, they possess the
power of nsing lime in its place. Limo,
therefore, economizes the use of potash.
A Monster Criminal.
The third trial of Wheeler in the San
Franoiuoo criminal oourt for choking bis
sister-in law to death has resulted in a
verdict of murder in the first degree.
This was probably tbe most horrible and
revolting crime that had ever been com
mitted in that murder stained city. The
victim was a yonng girl about l'J years
of age, a sister of Wheeler's wifo, whom
he had seduced at their residence in the
east. Wishing to continue enjoyment
of the criminal relations he proposed to
remove to California and the project was
acquiesced in by his wifo for the pur
pose of conceuling her misfortune and
the infamy of her sister fron. their old
father. Wheeler was the father of two
children by this young girl. Sho did
not love him but he terrorized her, as
also his wife, to suoh an extent as to
force them to aid in falsely represent
ing that tho young girl was his wife.
In Sacramento the girl attracted the
notice of a young man named Peck
ham to whom she confided her story.
Peckham sought to marry aud re
move her from nnder the tyranny of
this monster who, suspecting the inten
tion, clandestinely removed tbe two wo
men to San Francisco, taking lodgings on
Kearney street. Peckham followed,
traced them out aud quietly took lodg
ings on the opposite side of the ball.
Discovering the persistence of her yonng
lover, Wheeler took the girl upon his
lap, told her that he loved her too much
to flat her marry Peckham, kissed her
cheek, laid her head back ou bis sboul
der, and with his hands choked her to
death, his real wife in the adjoining room
being deaf and uuable to hear tha noise
of the struggles. When she had ceased
breathing, he openod a trunk aud forced
the girl's body iuto its- small com
pass. It has taken three years for San
Franoisco to dispose of this monster, and
yet the hangman's rope waits upon the
intent.
Tlio" Matter with the Telephone.
"I doan' know vhat I shall do mit Jit
telephone of mine," observed a citizen ns
he entered the headquarters of the com
pany yesterday and sat down in a dis
couraged way.
"Out of order, is it.'
"Sometimes it vims, und sometimes it
vhas all right. If I go to speak mit der
coal man, or der City Hall," or der
butcher, it vhas all right, und I can hear
every word. . If somepody vhants to
order my peer, l.get de name snusi as
plain as daylight."
"And when does it fall?"
"Vhell, shust like two hours ngo. A
saloon man ho owes me $18, und I rings
him oop und calls out, "Hello! hello! I
likes my monish to-dayl" Don he vhants
to know who I am, und he says he can't
catch der name. I tell him oafer and
oafer, und by nud by he calls oot dot he
doan' deal iu watermelons, und dat he
goes in to pave Gratiot street, nnd dot
he is sorry he can't sign my petition to
der Council. Den 1 haf to go all oafer
und he tells me to stand ba ;k, nnd to
come closer, und to speak louder, und at
last ho gits mad nud tells me dot if I call
him a dandy again he'll ptoke my head.
It no use I can't make one of my ous
touiers hear rue. If sometings doan' ail
all my telephone, it may be ash my voice
is giving out. I vhish you would exa
mine me und seo if I bad better let my
son Shon do der talking vhile I keep der
pooks." f Detroit Free Press.
A young farmer who had been reading
a book which stated that "woman is the
Sunday of man," thought be would com
plimeut and please hi wife by shouting
to her one morning: "Daisy, you are my
Sunday I" Daisy glared at him aa though
she imagined lie was daft, and then
Suietly said: "Dan. I may be your Sun
ay, but I'm not going to give you any
rest nntil you boy me a bonnet that's fit
to wear to church'.' Dan now keeps his
quotations to himself, bnt he waa com
I elled to get the headgear.
ElUon'i VgH.
. - e
On September 5th for the first time
the Time building wa illuminatod by
electricity. Mr. Edison had at last per
fected bis Incandescent light, had pnt
his machinery in ordor, and had started
up his engines, and his company lighted
up about one-third of the lower city dis
trict in which the Times building itands.
The light came in in sections. First
there came in a series of holes in tbe
floors and walls, then sovoral miles of
protected wires, then a transparent little
egg-shaped glaw globe, and, last of all,
the fixtures and ground glass shades
that mode everything complete. They
were temporary fixtures to give the light
a trial, and so were put in with as little
tearing and cutting as possible. To
each of the gat-fixtures in the establish
ment a bronze arm wat attached, and
the electrio lamps were suspended from
the ends of these arms. Tbe lamp is
simplicity itself. At the top is a bias
circle from which are suspended the
shade and the lamp proper. Tbe
latter is a gloss globe about four
inches loug, and the shape of a
dropping toar broad at the bottom and
narrow iu the nock in which i inclosed
the carbon horsesboo that gives the
light. The globe is air-tight, and tho air
has been exhausted, leaving the carbon
horseshoe in a perfect vacuum. Whon
the thumbscrew is turned, and the con
nection with the electrio wires is thus
formed, the electrio ourrent makes tho
carbon so brilliant that it would be un
pleasant to look at. It is not intended to
be looked at, howevor, being entiraly
hidden by the grouud glass shade. Tbe
whole lamp looks as much like a gas
burner surmounted by a shade that nine
people out of ten would not have known
the room was lighted by electricity, ex
cept that tbe light was more brilliant
than gas and a hundred times steadier.
To turn on the light nothing is required
but to torn tho thumbscrew; no matches
are needed ; no patent appliances'. As
soon as it is dark enough to need artifi
cial light you turn the thumbscrew and
the light is there, with no nauseous
f-mell, co flicker and no glare.
It was about 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon when the lights were pnt iu opera
tion. It was theu broad daylight, and
tbe light looked' dim. It was uot till
about 7 o'clock, when it began to grow
dark, that the electrio light really made
itself known and showed how bright and
steady it is. . Then tbe twonty-seven
lamps in the counting rooms mode those
departments as bright as day, bat with
out any unpleasant glaro. It was a light
that a man could sit down under and
write for hours without the conscious
cow of having any artificial light about
him. There was a very slight amount
of heat from each lamp, but not nearly
as much as from a gas-burner one
fifteenth as run eh as from gin, the in
ventor says. Tho light was soft, mel
low and grateful to the eye,
and it seemed almost liko writ
ing by daylight to have a light without a
particle of flicker and with sourcely any
heat to make the heud ache. The electrio
Uvnps in the Times Building were as thor
oughly tested last evening as any light
could be tosted in a single evening, and
tested by men who huvo battered thoir
eyes suliiciently by years of night work
to know the good and bad points of a
lamp, and the decision was unanimously
in favor of the Edison electrio lamp as
aguinst gas. One night is a brief period
in whioh to jndge of the merits or de
merits of a now system of lighting, but
so far as it has been tested in the Timis
office the Edison electrio light has proved
in every way satisfactory. When the
composing-rooms, the press rooms, and
the other parts of the Times Building are
provided with these lamps there will be
from 300 to 400 of them in operation iu
the building enough to make every
corner of it as bright as day.
Dead Man's Ueart Beau.
On Friday afternoon, within one min
ute after the body of James Tracy, the
murderer of Policeman Henbner, had
been taken from the gallows, Drs. Mnon
ond Bluthardt, in the presence of other
physicians, began the interesting experi
ment of applying electricity with a view
to resuscitation. Tho features Wore not
distorted, and tho dead man looked as
peaceful as though he had passed away
in sleep. Dr. Bluthardt said:
"He died painlessly. He lost con
soonsness within a moment after the drop
fell. He was dead before be knew what
hurt him. Tne neck was dislocated at
the first vertebra). I wish you would lot
mo make a POBt mortem," lie added,
turning to James McCain, to whom
Traov had willed bis body.
"No," said the old Irishu.sn. looking
mournfully at the corpse. "Ho will be
buried iu Calvary just as he is."
McCann is the man who swore posi
tively at the trial that Tracy was attend
ing a wake at his house on tho night of
the murder. If any one knows whether
James Traoy was guilty or not that old
man does.
"Now that is all over," said a reporter
to him, "tell me, are you positive that
Tracy was with you on that fatal night?"
"I am positive of it," was the reply; and
pointing to the corpse, he added, "That
man was fonly dealt with."
Then the doctors applied the electric
ity, and it was intensely interesting to
Bee the muscles of the old face twitch,
the mouth pout, the eyes open and Bhut,
aud the heart heave. The countenance
of Dr. Danforth lit up suddenly as ho
bent over the corpse, "Hush I" he said,
"I can hoar tho breast beat." The
others bent down in turn, and they, too,
heard the rhythmio throbbing of the
heart. This is the statement thut they
wrote at the request of the representa
tive of the Sun.
"The experiment was begun by ap
plying ono polo over tbe spinal cord and
the other over the heart the latter by
means of three needles, one over the
apex and two over the base of the heart.
The needlos were inserted beneath the
skin, so as to bring tbe elecric current
in direct communication with the heart.
On turning on tbe current the effect was
very marked. Muscular contortions be
gan wherever tbe electrio current
reached, but especially in the face and
neck. The heart began to contract feebly
not regularly. With the ear over the
heart we could distinctively hear or
rather feel the heart's contractions. By
removing tbe elec'j-ode we could pro
dace a variety of facial expressions. The
arms would oontract, the legs move with
considerable force, and the muscles of
the abdomen contract strongly. The
most significant fact, however, w.s the
rhvthmifl nn i ' . 1,19
sUdinVhatthe neck V & "l l
s probable that a considerable propo"
ion of the criminals who are hanged in
this country are either mechanical B
killed by the shock-that is, death is tbl
result of the terrible impression mada
upon tho nervous system. In case,
fllAPA tUn nDnt, i.. l I , .
......uotojj uul uronen and tl.- 1
atnnal Rnnl U nnt i.,j . "
. . , "--imju, we are oi the
opinion thut rosnscitation would not b
impossible. It might be asoomplUhed
by electrieitv. friction r,fl,.ii .......
tion, the hot both, and other well-known
means of restoration. In tbis cose re
snaoitation was impossible, as tho neck
wa broken.'' Lancaster Examiner.
Awaiting the Guillotine.
So aoon as tho sentonce of death is
passed in France the criminal is placed
ou double allowanoe. Tho ordinary
prisoners have rations of meat and of
wine only on Sundays and Thursdays
but the convict set apart for the guillo
tine baa roast beef every day and a
"cioqnisme" of wine both at breakfast
and dinner. He may read, write and
smoke as much as he likes. Ho has two
wardera constantly in attendants upon
bim, and thoir ordors are never to con
tradict Lira, and not to abntain from en
tering into cheerfnl conversation jrith
him. The assassin Tropmsnn nsed to
ploy cards with the jailors. Finally, the
condomnod man has au hour's exercise
every day in the "promenoir" attached
to tbe prison infirmiary. Therearo.it
istruo, a few drawbacks to bis physical
enjoyments. Directly sentence is
passed the prisoner is made to don the
"cumisolo do force"the strait jacket
and that dismal garment if he be not
rcspitod he never doffs until he mukns
his toilot for the scaffold. The camisole
is a sacklike can vis vest, with the end
of the Bleeves tied together to .prvont
the protrusion of the bands. Cords
passing round the thighs, and fastening
at the shoulders, attach closely to bis
body the arms of the prisoner. At meal
times ono arm of the camisole is loosened
to allow the prisoner to eat with a
wooden spoon the food which bos been
cut nj for him. Again his band is set .
froe when he wishes to write. The mur
derer never knows when the day of kit
doom is to come. Behind bis meat,
wine, tobacco and other comfort rises
the great red specter of the guillotine.
The cords which bind bis arms to his
sides are ns the hand of death, premoni
torily clutching, and at any moment the
governor of the prison, '.he almoner, and
the "grefller" may enter his cell and tell
bim that his execution is fixed to take
place, not a week or a month bence, bnt
that very day and within an hour or two.
A Funny M ht Adventure.
An amusing iuciilnnt happened Wed
nesday night about two miles south of
I e Boy. Between 10 and 11 o'clock
on that night a young man while in lied
heard bo me unaccountable noise in his
front yard. Thiuking that marauders
were prowling around, he got out of
bed. and not waiting to pnt on his
clothes, unfastened the back door and
went ont into the yard. Seeing nothing
suspicious around the house be walked
to the front yard and .took his stand near
some bushes by the roadside. At this ,
juncturo ho heard the sound of wheels
approaching, and, not wishing to b
seen in his night clothes, he crouched
down in the bushes. In a short time a
horse attached to an open bugsy, in
which were seated a man and woman,
come jogging along. If ho had been
smaller man, or had the
bushes been denser, it might have
turned out all right for our friend, but
as it was he could not conceal himself
from the eves of the horse. Tbe animal
catchinp: sight of a white crouching fi
nre in the bushes, gave a loud snort,
spranpr to one side of tho road, and stood
there trembling and gazing at tbe object
that bad frightened him. The occupants
of the buggy saw that there was some
thing i a the bushes that had frightened
their horse, and the man, not being over
stocked with courage, made his wife get
out to investigate the cause of the trou
ble. The man in the bushes seeing
woman approaching his hiding place,
sprang to his feet and ran for his house.
Seeinit this apparition the woman uttered
o piercing shriek, the horso bolted an'l
ran, and the man made such on outcry
that the whole neighborhood was aroused
and every one near came ont to see
what was the trouble. Amonif
those that came finally to the scene oj
the trouble was tho innocent author oi
it all, who had by this timo gotten him
self into his ilay-time habiliments. W
planations followed, and a hearty laugh
ended the fright.
How to CaU-n Frogs.
The Washington Star thus tells bo
frotrs are caught in the Potoiuoe:
The manner of catching them is w
drift about at night in a skill among tw
swamps which line the Potomao and
creeks with a bull's eye dark lantern.
... .. i i. thai lnnu. cui'
Wlieu ute irutjn uk'" m- ..
teral conversation with each other iu
hunter edges up as near as possible w
his game and throws the intensely
fleeted light from his bull's-eye direct
upon the frog, which appears to have iu
effect of completely paralizing
Ouce the light strikes them t ey are inj
movable, and will suffer themselves w
be bagged without a murmnr. OM'
pert stated to a Star reporter that a
took a dozen from off one old rotten m
in Huntimr creek, bnt a big moccaa
snake struck ont for him, and in gtt
awav, he lost nine of them. The ir
are "particularly plump this year,
their flesh tender as squab meat.
The Evening Wisconsin tells a pteti
story of Dr. Gilbert Wrhjbt, A
qnarter of a century ago, was one o 1 1
ablest and most respected pbj'
the state, but who now is a broke" i w
old man, leading a hermits W '
crazy shanty in Waukesha county.
cause of his withdrawal from wo!,,
that years ago he discovered the
ity of his wife, and .crushed by tw .
fortune, he left tbe state, and gnffi"
ran down hill, until now he is lit-e w
ter than the "dirty old man
ltd. The wife has a good deal I to
for, bnt not half so much as tbe mn
who would let such a thing drive him
the dogs.