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I. THE BUTCHER BIRD.
4 Qiinvr 8w'1.nin (,r I. in Ki-u'liio-ml Trlbs
('HU4I1I In NohoIm,
I) irlng u rcctm t long mill severe
win ry snow-storm tlio liitlii son o(
Malt Riehni, residing m Divide,
RimiMt'tl ihomsolvos neousioimtly at
onli-hing a iow-hirds n u Cag --trap.
J at to mimi how they looked mill aoied,
and limn lot ihoni go, O to ilny, hon
iver.lhoy win surprised to fln.l 11 Mir.
Bialwait-'.nnkiiig bird, about tlio szi
of a ri.lii.i. Initio i-rt.ru, wiili throe or
f.nir ilmiil Himu-liii'iU iiruiiinl liim.
They sooi aso --riiiliniil Unit tlu-y li ml
captured a very good specimen of llio
famous "butcher bird," becoming ho
plentiful hero of lulu, mill which It
UOUUl IO III! Slllll I blt'dS, ovuii to
can nrii 1 1 cages.
Mm l was delighted at tlio capture of
tli is feathered pirate, mill soon Iiii I liim
installed l i a fiii eago. Thoy foil liim
snowbirds f..r 11 day or two, lint thought
It was too cruel, so thoy Irlod liim in
mlc, which vera jilonliful ond oasily
trapped. Thotir, ono put Into tlio
cage wiih liivn tdintcly grabbed lijr tint
sharp hawk clnw of thu bnlclior, who
bit IT hU lioa-l ami swallowed It
wl.o'o, ami thou pr-c-nded to tour up
ami devour tho bo ly. lh hoys con
liilurml thin a lino gnino, ami kopt him
well supplied ami fat,
Ono ilny lhy hail a splonilld. big old
Iong-'allol Norway rat in tlui trap.
ami Mult put It 1 1 it in tlio cam Tim
butcher bird Immediately dropped
from his most down upon tint. rat's
buck, govn ono q lick nip with lilt
strong. liooked b.'ak I h t bat-k of tho
mi's i.eck. hroukiiighisspino, mi l was
ho-pii regaling himsolf with u liberal
supply of rut moat.
T.I I t . 1
jm oiwrving 1 1111 Diiti-nor s opera
tions, Mult not cod that ha kept trying
to hang his m at to tlui wires i f tho
en go for cniivoulotio", ho lio drova some
blis of win Into a s'rip of wood a d
slu v.-d It into tho engo, a fow inches
abnvo (he II 101-, Tlio bird directly
showed lu appreciation by hanging
what meat ho had on hand on thono
11. . - . . .1 .
lino wiro up khh or hooks, 1110 sa -no
n in donn in a regular lnt-1ir-itliiijib
Thin in lu conformity with tho regular
I ali U of thin peculiar bird, w hich
hangs its vlctiim in tho forked busli
In 'niicliim or i 11 11 11I u thorn upon (horns.
Many a Htu ill bird, mouse, wnodi'ator
chipmunk Is thus dinponed of by thin
romnra.no pniuiagmi asnansin,
n-i .. .. ,, ...
jney gei a rai lor lit 111 finllo Iri-
quenlly, ami ho kills It promptly am
impalos il In precisely Umi samo way,
MaitolTns to mulch llio bird against
tlio I. cm torrlor in tho Siuio In anil
killing u iiilost for fi) or $li)j, Wr
gmta ( to ) hul-ruriM.
, A CANNf OLD LADY.
How Lawror I'r -r.-,l llliiitntrTiio Clnvxr
An amusing ti r' mm tout mo re
cout'y as hiivlug cfourro-t in ono
tlio minor ISmIo i sociotlen. A wor hi
and mod -ruloly-w mill liy old 1ml y ii
her doollnlng years iccui'lod lioi
loinuiM In muklug silk patchuork
q ul s. I liln was lief tii llio Idiocy ot
too louder 1 "ir ri illt' had boon
Bout as a jtilgni.nii upon tlio sinful
world, and 1l1e.no productions wor
lildeonn i tl'ilrs wlioroln surnps of s.lk
voro laboriously patched together In
goometrlcil ;i 1 1 fins. Ihono q.iill:
were reguliirly ilnun'od to tho mi 11 mil
fair wlu roliy ih-- liinrcli to which tin
old lady In lunged mnloiivored to ro-
plonish lis canllh-r irnislui l ireaniiry.
N-diody wanted t I uy them, and ilioy
wcro 11 pi to li 1 rulll I oil' lu ignominious
fashion ut llio 0.. n i of tho fair, 111 ueh
to tho chagrin of tho u'oi old lady
wlio wasdeoply tinged with tho fouil.
nine feeling of cmila(lon to have hor
piodiii'iloiin h-uigiil oiigerlv, Now
Iho nia 1 old lady was a shrowd ami
en nny person, and ono day, j :nt
lie f 010 tho tliiiO of tho annual
fair, utiii Hont for hor lawyer and
hud him niLt a codicil to hor will,
vhcrcl.y tlio Minn of twoiity-llvo dol
lain furuuch quilt wan bcipioathod 10
tho pi rnou wiio aftor thaldalo Hliould
buy lu-r quilts at tho church fain
Tlio lawyer was imionishod nt tin
Hirnngoncsn of tlio provision, ami at
lirsl wnuder-tl it tlio ol.l lady were I
1101 D-.gin iing 10 impair ner lacuiuen.
On a -coiiil .thought, however. lu'UeKen. bv moiiiis of which thov com.
Sllllloil 10 mills. II alia lirow IIIO CO IIOIl
...... 1 1 . . ....
an .lireclod. choiifully iinsurlng hli
client tliat Her injunctions to siricl
sei reey Hliniilil bo (aim fully olisorvod.
t,v six your tho Uoar old lady
lived to liostow Upon tho parlnh hor
blessing' and a silk quilt ainmaily. tho
gut uoinginriiiuy ma-io 10 ihko uk
pliicunr larger Honailoiin sollcilod il
not cxpecioil I or six vears II wai
noilced (hat a sister of the lawyot
bought tho silk q illt on Iho very tiisl
dsv of Iho IWr, mid when tho rauny
old lady wan gathered to hor for.
mother-', tho luvvy.-r supposed ho had
secured lor his sister llio sum of $150
Hut Ills canny old lady had uoatl
cut iho codicil from tho will, and lib
slhter wan out of pocket tho price ol
Ix Tory unsatisfactory silk quilts.
Iho Ink) has 10 moral except tha
lawyers niv ton f time too clever la
hall. AjWo i Cur. JYot'iifeNf vonraul.
Th Power of Hersditjry.
I virtu 1 liit) li .u-y P Is a lovo of
truth, justice and goodness transmit.
toil liNmi par. n to fltliilrotir t.ie
npjiour to answer iheno questions in
tlio olUrmativiv 1 1 Kiglaud It lnu
lOi n iim iirlalned that out ot 0110 liun-
11 it'll criminal ctu ilivn, sixty wore
bo11 of ilMioncst 1 a 'nl; tuirty of!
parents who io inntl g itts but not
criminal; and oioy ten c( parents w In
wore honest and Industrious. J In
rule is, ro t main 1 mi-ins raise vii iu-iie
cidldro , Not lin-rllian ono -alio
every icu cnininu n . a been born 11
honest, religious p.-ivuis. 'J In
cliiiiactei-s of piiienis and children ui
li' i I v as 11 u. li itiiLe ; ? llieo' fo., ui'os.
A. 1'. Ltuifcr.
A GRAND STRUCTURE
De rlpllun at tli Clinmli or ilia Svlar
Hi Muanuw, Ilua4.it.
0 10 of ih) Dunn ciiurciios in Iho
wnr'd stands in Moscow llio Church
of ih - Saviour---reeled to coiiniiiiiiio-i-itu
tlio ovcr.hro.v of Ntio'eo 1. Tlio
(mini. limn wcro lu! I in 111.") (mi 1I10
interior wan not coinnliit-d 'ill
(in- iMitlio KiU'lni'i) rotil-1 $D.U.n
!))), or iii-nrly ihroo thin g ux 111 11:11 in
I liin ('u liol at V'inliiiit'-ii. I. ro
Ollbll-H S. IhiIIU!' lit P l'l,lllll,:
In fnriii and di-xln, bi-in lin- i'iiHt
Ivoly Himplii, of 1I1 1 piinnt (Ji'-i-k
lllvllil.'CMIIV, mi. I built of uliilo
ninrblo, all llio tmiti-rial IidIiil' Iiii
porio.l fro 1 It-ly. Tin Iniorlnr Ih
"rami and Ix-niilifnl, In-11 linUln-il in
llio riiro S In-riu 1 s mi.!, iiialnchi ,
lupm la.ull, Jn-tpT-r 1111 1 porphyry
Jin- i-nilio H i -r U of J.upi-r, mIiIIo
tho coiling and wulU aro coven-d with
llil'llll-04 ill llllHIlIc or (IlHlOIII IX't.
It nan at lirnl proiinni-il to ori-ot thirl
liiiiiplo 011 S,iiiri''iw hilU ami wan to In1
tlui liirrr 'Hi unil liiinst liiiililnr' In tlio
world, 7J) foot lii,'li. 2 J J f.-ot hlghi-r
tliiin tho Walilntiui uioiiiiiii'tiil, mil
to Hlaiid iijimi tho spot lu-r-'Niipoiooii
lirnt Iiii 1 a viow of tlio fit v. Work
wiih 0 iiiini Mic -d upon It, mi. I 4 000.
OOU 1 011 Iiii-) wan Hpont, but tlio km-
pi-ror niMpm-ioil jobburr, and had an
I T.i-tljjal'on, whit-li rcHiillod in Iho
liiinisliiiiciil 1 f ih urcliliccl, iho co 1
iruoorii, ami n I mint ovory ono who
hud boon ona-'o I lu Iho work, to
8 boi'la, ami tho confiscation of their
properly, uliMi win mild for llio
ii-iivhl if Hi. 1 building fund. This
won f illowod by a chano of location,
ami a iiiililic'Uiu of llio iilann.
ilio niall-iicn Hint aro 'ivon if tlio
I'OHiofiho I'liiMirucliii i nro aiiiulii-r.
J'ho liiiildin ' c-ovorn 7.1,000 Hiiiiaro foot
ui roiui 1, ami 1110 lop or too cross
- r , , . 1 -
Hint niiriiioiniln tho do-no N .11) font
(rxin Iho "V id, or 12 fo - lowor thun
Iho crown of Hi (joddos of Libor'y at
Iho top of the C ipitol nt Wanhiii-toii.
1 ho i! -iitrul ilome, liko all 01 li r such
'nictiiro ill U ins 11. Is Hided, nml
I'JOO.OOJ worth of bullion was lined to
Ho llio work. Tlio "old lenf Is Iniil
upon cnpicr. Thnro aro four cop pur
cupolii", mil tho font of gilding thorn
wan SSi'J.OOO Tho union it of ffnl.l
bullion iinod in tho intorinr, for iho
mosaics, and llio decora lion of tho
Ikoiioslnn or altar w,m Sl .'lil I o. All
iho vessels used by Iho prio.sln In coin-
biiiling mass aro of solid gold, and
xqiiisi'o woi'kinniiHhip. Tho jasper
In :lio lloor a id Iho walls com very
nearly an much, whilo it in said that
tho iiiii!achito urn I lapis la.nil used
0 mid not bo riplacud for any inonnir,
hiivlug como from tho government
quarries in Sih -rla, and cost over half
a onntnrv of laliof to tuko llieni from
the quui'l'les lo Moscow ill tho rough
Tlio value of this material duos not
on or In o tho co. 1 of iho church only
the exponni of dron in jf and iraiisiiori.
in" I'. Tlio interior Is in tho form of
11 (Jrook cross, with bvon arms 220 fact
in length. Thero aro Ihirly-nix
windows of nltiinod glass 2J foot iiiiih.
Tm to nr.- 1 21) chamlellern, with 3tf..
10;) wax ca alien, for tho Russians
lil not 10 pas in their churches.
All ill 'sa candies wcro lighlo l at tlio
Hurvico lield on tho day of Iho Km
in I'ur'n ci-ronalion. Hourly 100 1111111
being o'i-.;a;od in lighting llieni.
l'he immonsii hums c.xpouded upiui
lliln ch,,icli wero collected by tho vol
untary ollerlien from a poverty
Htrickoii people, who nro without
schools or oven 1I11 comforts of life.
but huvo ov. r .ri00 other churches
Miihlu high! of 1I10 ilome. T10 reader
in y niiiko liisnmi comiiienls.
Ui of llio other liilorosting
cliui'clioi In Moscow Is llio il ihaiinuo.
dan nni.-q ie, wliera Iho descendantn
of tlio old Tin t r r-'sidoiits still wor
sliiK 1 Is a very largo structure,
luit rather shabby in appearanco.
S. ivlce is lield within its walls id
most coiiil-iiiously. H' A'. Curtix r
pa'-l that tlio Indians on tlm
plains huvo always practiced a systoin
,f m-mtul lolegiupl,lng among tlioin-
,,n eulo w 1 1 ne 1 olhee ftlmosl In.
stantaiioously, and without inonnen
,,11S nr HiunU TiH mnillul tolo.
graphing In by 110 moans peculiar to
hlu Imllitt'n 011 tho nlalusof h-Unitod
Siniei Tim ,, tl,i 1 , ,.10
,v nmnv ,.,,! ol, 7il0 ..i..!.., ..,
Uniong tho mountains bold In Amor-
K - a and other roiintrlon. and Is lo-dav
and always has boon ono method of
manifesting knowledge known to and
practiced by many persons. The man
lier in which such communications aro
iniido seems to bo and Is a great mys
tery. Many theories about It have
been suggested, all of which fall fur
short ot satisfying tho minds of tho
peoplo an to how it Is dono. The fact
that such con munlcatlons nre sent
and received, and thai they aro often
genuine and true, and (hat such lm one
mode of manifesting knowledge. Is
now almost universally conoi'dod."
SU f ouil Henutilinni.
Why Ho Quit tna Business.
K -sclusko Murphy, who Is a book-
koeMr In a grucory sinro, mot a 'riond
ho il 'iks in a cigar store on Ausiin
venue, a id asked him for a cigar.
'Am t got any, said Ins fr end.
Ain't got anjf" said Kosciusko.
Wl y. when I used to work in a cigar
store, I alwiivs had my pockets stuffed
Yos; i reliably that's tho reason
you ain't in a cigar s'or now," was
tho iru-hlng reply. Vm.w itii'tihtju.
It il said that ni a I'aia'o.nl crossin"
near III.- depot at Adri.-i". Ma-li.. in
b g sign with ihosa oll.; 'I' ip.iro
lowaet thv GjL"
EX-EMPRESS EUGENIE. j
Urr Hrtlr Is 81 II I'iiIf llnlil, lint Her Fo I
I H'uru Willi Care. I
W' drovo lo Iho Ainntol. Iho hotel,
and bo sure you noiico that I 1 p Icy.
scoro tho TIIK whoro wo found lovely
roouis not il. nr and an wo wont up
aiier supper tint purler camo to us ami
rsk'Ml If wn know that Iho RmproHS
I'ji,'i'iilo was in tlio house, giving iih a
cuo or two about soning her. Tho
n ornliig 11 f or wn 11 ol hor; ns tie camo
down 0110 lliglit i.f hi nil s hIio dcci-tldi'd
niiotl ot which facil us. SI10 van
leaning en llio 11 riu of an atfnmlu it
acil wa'ke l fnobly, or ruilu-r very
slouly. W'.i s oppod and slio looko-l
up at us. 1 should have known hor from
hor pho o rraphs. lam quilo snro, ovon
hud I not laii'ii told slio was iiere. Her
hair is siill pain gold, but her laco
looks worn wiih care and with all lis
repression has n haggard, restless look
Unit is very a pealing. Tho oves aro
si ill beam if ul, ilioiHi tboy show that
hoy havu shod many a tear, and
aro sadly shrunken. Indeod, stand
ing 1 hero to le4 her pass In-for.)
us I thought of nothing so much as
of hor womanhood. Aloud forovor
a'oue with hor brokou hopes and tlio
uoinory of her dua l hoy hor lifo and
her lovo goiio at ono blow! Wo
watched hor at tho fot of Iho stair
withdrawing tho hand from lh h.-l;
lens 111 in slio walket so woll, wih
such graceful carriage. Her liguro is
s III lino, or seemed so. Slio Is above
inuliimi liolglit, and was drensod
b auiifully, though only in somn sim
ple, aofi sti fl' ini-rino or cashnioro. I
iioiiglit it r. 11. (aiming gown at lirsi,
bat as I saw bur laii-r in Iho day in
tho sauio cosltnno concluded It was
not entirely tout. It was a pleasure
lo ni j lo sco hor. nu I a bit of good
fortiino ceriainly. It. will giva ly
horrify you that I must add that 0110
of iho other occasions upon which 1
huvo soon hor, this dignified, quiet,
iuiprrair.t-looking woman run. Now
you know running is not iucludad
among tho womanly graces! Siio w an
wailing to soo sonio frioud who had
como irom runs, and was in tho
corridor of tlio hotel spooking with
groat animation to a "rentloman
witli her. I hoard her sa :
'I think slio is not dressed, "
and hIio soouinil quito Impatient,
Inking llio man's linn and waiting
up and down tho hall. Hearing a
door open, slio turned quickly, and
seeing tho frioml for whom slio
wiiliol, sho ran to her, will hands
ul 10 died out with llio eogorno-s of a
child, and klsnud her warmly. I wan
sorry sho ran. It somehow disturb- d
me. M10 looked otherwise srt thorough
ly tho Kmpress in hor trailing l-lack
ami tho liltlo wbilo cap denoting her
widowho-il. It si oms thero in a phy
siclan living hero tit tho Amstol, who
m a great, exorcim-r 1 f 1 hoiiinatinm.
I lo certainly must bo gelling wealthy
fust. I could not recollect his naino
more than a half 11 minute at. a tlmo.
so 1 give it up lorovor now. Any
how, tlio Empress has rheumatism,
ami sho goes to Ills rooms from her
ounlobe treatol twice a day, and
always prompt to the s c-nid. Wo
have mut her in I bo lower hall sev-
al times coming from or going to
tho doctor. Tho stairs tocm a trial
lo h:-r, her own apartments ami thoso
f tho few poeplo who aro with lu r
being on the first lloor. Cor. VMlu-
AN INTERESTING STUDY.
!IITront Trrin Ustiil In Titlklnar to Do-
Prof. II. Cairington Rolton, of this
city, is engaged in tho study of words
used in directing tho movements of
animals. H i finds their number much
argot- than woiil I ordinarily bo siii-
pos d. Ill makes tlio following state
ments: In conti'oling tho movements of do
mestic animals by llio voice, besides
words of ordinary import, man uses a
ariety of peculiar (onus, calls and in-
ai'liculalo sounds not to include
whistling which vary In different lo-
alities In driving yok -d cattlo and
harnessed horses teamsters cry "irot
up," "click click" (tonguo agaiuai
teeth). "go," haw," "whoa.'
"whoosh," "back," etc., iuEiglish
speaking connlrios; "arro," "arrl,"
"Juli," "giis" etc., in Earopeau couu
Webster s Unabridged says that lu
the Unito-l Stales "goo" directs tho
animals away from tho driver, hence
to the right, in E igland the samo
term has tho opposite effect because
tho driver walks on tho right hand
side ot his team, in Virginia mule
drivers goo tho animals with tho cry
"ho -y oo-oo a; In Norfolk, England.
"whoosh wo;" in France; "huo" and
"huhaut;" in Germany, "holt" and
"hotte;" in imno parts of Russia
"halla, servo tho samo purpose. To
direct animals to llio left another
series of terms Is used.
In railing cattle In the field tho fol
lowing cries are used In tho localities
given: "boss, boss" (Colin.); "sake.
sake" (Conn.); "coo, coo" (Vii.);
"sook. so.-k." also "sookey" (Md );
Sookow (Ala.); "ilon, tlnu" (K is.
sin); and for calling hors:-s, "koiHi,
s.opo (Md. and Ala.); for calling
stieep, "konanny" (Md. ); for callina
lings 'Vhee-o -oo" (V;u). .V. j; Ob-
Tho women of Lagos ami Wsoo.
kilt 11, Africa, sent lo Ij icon Victoria a
gold ca'abash as a jubilee prose 11 1,
oul. an it was manufactured out ol
E igland, lit Mnj ay had to pay a
duty of $187 on it before ho could
"el it oul of the custntvt-hnuso.
Many of V,ikb irg's best eit;in
aro in favor of uboiinhi ig the present
city gi vcrnmont and making the city 1
taxing district similar to Memphis.
DECEIVED AND INJURED. j BASE-BALL IMPLEMENTS.
TUm VnttttUrnn-nrv ltnlts of u Jmlse's ' She luilulrjr rHlol lr l I'opulurlly '
Cauilii Orlluu. I lie NhiIiiuhI 0mr.
Jast aftor court had a.ljonrnod in Peoplo who do not play baso-ball-011
Alabama villag.i, a voiuig. gawky j and a very respectable minority of tho
follow went up to llio J ulge and sain: I American people may still bo classed
Jj-liTe. I hcuru a sort nv si.ecch
vou ma lo out in niv noin-liLoi'liood
"I hopo you wcro pleased," tho
id r ivplhul.
"Yw, I was powerful pleased at Iho
tnno. Von shot g-uiio nv yo' rouiarkn
slraiglit at tho young men nv tho
community. You Mowed that all
young men . Mightor git iniirrlid
'owed that I hey coul I liva cheaper.
1 - ii said Hint any young man that
could support himso'f could support
a wifo an not fool tho oxiru ex
"Yes." sai.l tho 1 id go, "I lvinem
Olad you do. At that tlmo," tho
young man couiinuod, -I wuz workin'
a a hum -mill for twnnly-liv.i dollars a
month. I wnz a!so sorter in lovo wiih
a gal. I had Iiii 1 ff fruiii inurYrin.
'cn.e I didn't have money enough, an'
yo romnrkn set tun tor thinkin ;
wiz pay in Ion dollars a month fur
board, an' I Moivo.l that ef mv ox
peosos wouldn't bo incroasod noun. I
would turn In an' git marriol. I done
so an tuck my wifo lo tho placo whnr
I boa di d. Ev-rv thing wont on all
right till tho end ttv tho month come,
an' then I hear I suthiu' hit tho ground
liko it hud fell union a tree."
"I don't quite iiiiiler-taml yon,"
said I In- judge. You say you heard
las, an it wiia tho voice of the
landlord. When I gin him the ton
dollars ho asked fur 1110'. I wanted to
know what that wu. fur. Ho said if.
wnz fur my wife's board. 'What!'
says I. -yon don't chargo hor nuiliin',
do you?' Ho snoriod right out an'
1 x id mo of I xpccto l him lo boa'd my
wifo fur nnlliin ? W')',' siyn ho. sho
hiiIs 1 z much ez a sawdust wheeler.' I
couldn't say nnlliiii', fur I hud 110-
ticod that sho woz a lioweiful catir.
had to lam down ten dollars mo', an'
right then an' tliur my expenses wnz
doubled, an' Instoad uv bavin' fifteen
dollars tor slosh round with at the
rend uv Iho month I only had five, an'
livo dollars ain't much tor a sloshor
liko I no'. Now, jedgo, this in all yore
fault, fur you said I could livo just ez
"1 urn sorry," said iho judge, "that
you misunderstood inc. I meant
"You jest P'oaut. tor tell mo cr lio.
Unit's wliut. You jest had a spilo agin
inn an' waniol ter ruin mo, that's
whut. You bourn that I wi:z doiu'
well an' that I didn't vole fur you, an'
you wanted lor do ni ) up."
'Mv dear sir." s iid tho jmlgo. "1
never saw nor heard i.f you until to
"That's all right, but tho fuels in
the case don't show il. You como nut
'liar an' got 1110 t r marry a woman
that is prepared to out a man outen
lioimo au' home. You said to y ur
sidf sorter I hisiT wav: 'Now, yandor
is a feller Unit didn't vole fur n.e, nn'
bo's bavin' a good deal uv fun on
twenty-fvo dollars a month, an' I'll
jost 8toK out thero an' git him to
marry an' soil" him fur life,' An' you
dono It, jedgo."
"Your out of your sei ses!" ex
claimed tho judge.
"ion moiit think so 'gin I git
through with you. Now. s!r, ez vnu
huvo pla od with my rhild-likti faith.
I'm giin' tor whup you. Hold on,
you needii t try lo get away! You '
J ho judgo knocked him down. Ho
got up. Tho j ulgo knocked him
"Hold on, judge; hold on! I am
nfeerd that I'll hnfier take back whut
I said about whuppin' yon. I'm dono
wild you, an' I reckon I'd letierg
on homo an feed my wife." Arkun-
A Pittsburgh inventor has dis
covered that electricity will kill all
p-rms L'l foul water, and purify it so
that it may bo safely us al for dolius
A man who has boon turning one-
dollar bills into lifty-dollar bills was
arrested at New Orleans tho other
day. As ho wan unable to prove his
conncciioii with any recognized trust
ho wan sent to j liL Mt nvhis Aon-
There is a woman at Port J-rvis,
N. V, who goes into convulsions
every time she hears anv 0110 singing
the air of "Ol I Lang Syne," and a
neighbor woman has just been
mulcted In iho tune of $400 for sing-
pig It with malice aforethought.
A now musical instrument, the
Clavl harp, the invention of M. Diex.
of Brussels has passed a successful
privato Iria'. It lias a kev-boar I like
a piano, but tho mechanism plucks
tho strings liko a haip insieal of
liking thorn. Any pianist can play
A girl In M inches'or, E ig'and.
telephone! to her fath-r's 1 111 -e ask
ing if hor d.-g w. s there, Tho dug
was there and sh asked to have liim
held up to llio icloohonn. Sho whistled
and Sjxike and told him to conic homo,
Tho dog pricked tiphincuis and as
ns soon as ho wan placed on the fl 01
ho s ariod for homo.
William Wa ld.-ll, keeper of th
lightliou-o at Port Miilland. Oil.,
while on his way to Tor .iit.i, stopped
at a hotel in II i-uilton. ami there fell
in lore witli IH Igot Connolly, the
C.n-k, at first nil; In, and delern in.-d to
marry her. Il was 9:3.) in tlio morn
iugw licit lli'i'lge; tiiS- sei eyes m
him, a d U foio suLdow.i she was Mr.
' under that head aro inclined to re-
card the 'runio and all
that savors of
it us nn offense and a criminal waste.
Thero in. however, an Industrial aspect
of the groat National aniust ut which,
even "to thoso who know nothing of
"outs." "runs," "striken" and "fouls."
possesses a degree of rational interest
It can not bo doubted that in 01.0 way
and another base-ball given employ
ment and a livelihood to a large num
ber of persons. Thoso who earn sala
ries, in some cases of liberal amount,
bv playing the game, aro not few,
when all tho professional clubs, whoso
players are paid, aro taken into the
account. Thero aro numerous in
stances, we huvo heard, of base-ball
players who have saved money and
are considered moderately rich men;
and there in nothing essentially im
probublo in the statement, though
doubtless most of the fraternity are
improvident after Iho usual sporting
Tlio industry of which wo now speak,
however, is not the actual playing of
Iho game, but liunisliing tho imple
ments with which it is played. The
consumption in a single season, of batn,
bulls and masks must bo something im
mense in a Nation of sixty million peo
ple, considering that tlio smallest village
must have its club, and every largo
tow n half a dozen of theni. Wo have
not at hand tho statistics concerning
tlio manufacture of balls; but those re
lating to Invts have been given by a
New York dealer in these goods as
iK'ar as such an estimate can be made.
1st year, it is computed, 65.000
cords of wood were turned into 800,000
nits, mostly of American willow, for
amateur players. Professional players
generally, use bats made of ash, of tho
best quality and perfectly seasoned,
this wood having tn tlio largest meas
ure the strength and elasticity desired.
Tho willow is lighter and for that rea
son prclciTeil uy young players, who
have not, liko the professional, a valua
ble reputation at stake on the "scoro"
which may have been untie at tho
season's close. Michigan is tlio lead
ing State in the hat industry, its sup
ply of suitable timber being large; but
there are also extensive factories in
New York, West Virginia, Illinois.
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
GRADES IN SOCIETY.
A Clover Yminit lii.riun.l lllusti-Htrn Them
clever young German, who camo
from Heidelberg not long since to
acb philosophy in an uii-towii school
for girls, is made much of in cerlair,
ircles of society, where poverty is par
tially atoned for by talent. Still, he
ays that in 110 society in tho world
does wealth play so prominent a part
an in that of New link.
'1 met vit a striking ecksemplo tif
that q'vilo recently," lie replied to
some Ii ientls over a modest table d'
hote. "1 van encaged vit a lady uf
some fonseo venco in vot voft stvlo
here do social vorld, mid hut occasion
to mention a young man vort, I sup
pose, twenty-live tultsaml thalers.
"los; sho said, 've know him.'
"Suptseq'vently I spoke of anodor
young man vort, I suppose, lifty tuu
" "Oli, yes,' she said, 'he's a real nice
young man, q'vite pruniisiag.'
"Later 1 mentioned a chentleman
vort, I suppose, von hundred tausand
"Oh, my!' sho spoke up. 'he's a
good front of ours.'
" 'Are you acquainted,' I asked more
suptseq'vently, 'vit Horr Weisnicht
ver?' "A young man vit a fortune of
nearly a lief a million," ho explained
to his companions.
"'My, my, yes.' sho answered qu'
vickly; he's intimate at our house.'
"Intimate at our house," tho pro
fessor soliloquized. "A q'voer phase..
It sounds liko an itioni, but it seems
lo mark tho social resignation uf
hef a million thalers." .V. J'. JJemUL
A Leap-Year Privilege.
She sat idly watching the empty oys
ter shells 011 her plate, while he tin
ished the last morsel of cracker within
"Mr. Sampson." she said, with a lit
tle blush, "do ou think that young
ladies are justified in taking advantage
of their leap-year privileges?"
His heart gave a great saddle-nick
bound, for she was rich and he was
poor, and ho loved her with that mad
passion so common to this condition of
society. He fervently assured her that
"Then, Mr. Sampson." she said,
shyly, "I think I would like a dozen
niore on tho shell." .V. '. Sun.
Here's a short but effective para
graph cut from the 7Vmc of Dead
wood: "There is a high-toned cuss 011
Sherman street of socialistic tenden
cies who practices his political teach
ings. He has no wood, but a poor
woman in the neighlxu hood has. She
worked and earned it, and he divides
with her; ho alwavs waits until he
thinks she ban gone to bed before ho
makes tho divvy, and carries his part
home. Wo will give his name if he
A lot in San Fram i-co 011 which
stanls the California Theater, was sold
recently for ;12r.lDi0. Koi ty-livo years
ago it was boli--ht for f,.i"t, .ii, J" .1.1
r- - .. v mil
Tlio keeper f
a Meat and dumb
lit-' I.IUte-ul.ilily ,f
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. "
The picking and drying of blank
berries forms an important kduutry in
Tho avorago daily wagi s paid to
New York sewing woinon ig fifty cent
for fifteen hours work.
Tlio curious fact that tho usual heat
produced by friction is absent when tho
articles aro tnagneti.eil in Just now be
ing discussed by scientists, who aro
seeking an explanation. '
A physician rcooiimiendn that all
tho wo.xl us.-il in tho interior construc
tion of houses, and all tho plain r.iir
faces of plaster, should be thoroughly
oiled or varnished, so that tho power of
absorption of foul air mid gasos should
It is estimated that about 50.a00.0OQ
gouniln of cotton-si-od oil wero usoj in
the United States dining last year in
the adulteration of lard, and that it
was mixed witli aluiut twice as much of
other material, most, of which was pure
lard with tho leaf left out.
Kr-ce ut researches by Prof. Rrown
Sequurd demonstrate that a liquid o1
tainod from tho vapor of air from the
lungs is so poisonous that a done of
twenty ceniigr.iiiiinen (less titan four
grains) sulll-cd to kill a dog in about
A writer in Scieuct comes to the
conclusion that an .1 result of his in.
vostigationn "it soonin idle to discuss
further tho in t! notice of forests upon
rainfall from thu economic point of
view, as it in evidently too slight to bo
of tho least, practical importance. Man
has not yet Invented a method of con
Herlin has gradually become tho
headquarters of tho carved-wood in
dustry, supplanting Switzerland. Six
hundred artists in wood-carving, tho
samo number of turners, ami seven
hundred carpenters nro engaged in the
production of such articles ns cigar
cases, newspaper and picture frames,
napkin-rings, etc. Tho value of tho
annual export of thoso trillcs is put at
It is found that living creatures
brought up from sen depths of four
n lien or more, sutler greatly from the
changed conditions of pressure and
temoeraturo. At those vast depths tho
pressure is tremendous, nml the tem
perature is comparatively low. On
being brought to tho surface, tho deep
sea creatures are sometimes torn in
pieces by the powerful expansion of
their organisms occasioned by decrease
in pressure, and "sometimes they abso
lutely melt away before the eyes of tho
The secondary nut nro of tho gravel
deposits in which placer mines occur
implies that they aro found at an
average lower altitude than the quartz
veins, from which they are derived by
erosion. Tlio avorago height of placer
mines in about 3,000 foot, tlio highest
being 10,000 foot above tho sea level.
Owing to their mode of formation,
placer mines aro usually more aeeensi
bio than the quartz, ami do not require
so great an amount of material for their
M. P. Ledoboer said before the
Academy of Sciences in Parin that al
though It had long been known that a
magnet raised to a red boat loses its
magnetic properties, it had only lately
been determined by direct measure
ment at what actual degree of tempera
ture iron coases to bo a magnetic body. ,
By his experiments lio showed that iron
remains magnetic up to 650 degrees C,
after which a rapid variation is noticed
in its magnetic condition. At 750 do-
grees the magnetic properties aro
scarcely perceptible, while at 770 de
grees they disappear altogether.
ONE DAY'S GRACE.
An l ltlinntuiu Wlo.-e Lllieraltty It Simply
"I'd like lo report, sail, dat my wito
ur' missin'," said an old colored man
who came to iho Giatriot Avenue Sta
tion tho other day.
"Well, since how long?"
"'Rout nine days, sail."
"Under what circumstances?"
"Went right oil' an' didn't
"What's her description?"
"lliack. sah. She's black all
an got a wart Underdo loft eye.
as lur as 1 remember.
"Have you any idea of her where
abouts?" "Not 'zactly, sah. Sho might hev
gone to Canada, an' she might bo in do
ribber. Slio was a very onsartin wo
man." "Well, if any thing
turns up we'll
let you know."
"Thanks, sah; but to-morrer is de
last day, you know. If she doan' come
back by dat time, I'zofree of her."
"Bosh! Who told you that?"
"Lots o' folks. Hain't 'er true?"
"Of course not."
'Hit! but I guess it is. Mtts' be so
or dey wouldn't er tole me. Howebo r,
to make sartin 'bout it. Til wait 'leben
days 'fore I marry agin, and den sho
can't jump on me fur alimony. Much
obleeged, sah. It's de fust time anv of
mv wives e'oer run'd off dis way."
Detroit Free frem.
Cleansing Ladies' Hair.
We object' to the use of carbonate of
potash by hairdrossein for cleansing
me Hair of their customers. The
cleansing action of this powerfully
alkaline substance is very effective, but
it is prejudicial to tho hair at tho same
lime. A teaspoonful of pulverized
borax in a cup of boiling water, or
cleansing tho hair with the yelk of a
fresh egg, and following this with a
Wirm solution of borax or salt and
water, especially sea-water, is much
preferable, ami has the effect of cleans
ing and softening tho skin of the scalp,
Eastern ladies, remarkable for beauty
i f their hair, adopt the latter mode of
(.leaning it JArald of L'eaUli.