The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, May 25, 1888, Image 2

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, SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
"-In Russia 255,000 persons aro on
gaged in tin) tobacco Industry,
Tlio petroleum rcflnor.s of ilia
United State consume about nino mil
lion pounds of Milpliurlo acid put
inontli.
Tlio art of paper making lias
reached a point where a growing tree
niav hn cut down, iniidii into paper, and
turned out us a newspaper, all within
thirty-six hours.
Thu curious fact that aottto rhou
mutism Is less pruvaluuL In rainy
weather than In dry weather, has been
obicrvetl by several hiiropoan phvsi
clans who make a specialty of treating
rheumatic disease
Dr. Murray, of the Itoyal Society
of JvJiiiliurgli, estimates tlio mean
height of the land of tho globe to be
between 1,000 and 2, 100 feet, tho latti
limit being probablv tlio more nearly
correct. Humboldt's estimate of tho
. mean height of the continents was
1,000 feel.
A new species of water-plant, which
grows on the back of the living wale
tortoise, lmi hocu doscribed by Mr. M
C. Poller, of tho Lliiucnn Society of
London. "The plant, enters the cracks
of the tortoise shell, penetrating per
pendleiiliirly and horizontally to the
plates, imbibes the water from outside
but does not derive nourishment from
the animal juices." Ar. V. Lcdicr.
A new British industry is the prop
nratlon of basic slag for agricultural
manure. Tho material i pulvcricd
bv machlnerv to such an extent that
the finished product will pass througl
a sieve of lU.OOU holes to tlio sipiare
inch. The fertilizing propottlos of this
slag are du to the large proportion of
iron and phosphoric acid which it con
tains.
The subJrct,of proniaturo baldness
is one in which a vast number of per
Mins take a direct and lively interest
According to the Lancet, there Is lltllo
doubt that such baldness is increasing,
and it Is dllllcult to give any satisfac
tory scieiitillc explanation of thu fact.
That journal does not attribute much
imparlance to the suggestion Unit tight
hats are Injurious, but it declares that
harm may he done in time by washing
tho head every morning, and neglect
lug to replace the oily material thus re
moved. A. J. Ledger,
jurs. unity, netter Known as
"Jennie June," is president of the
Women's Kndowmeut Cattle Company,
lately Incorporated under the laws of
New Jersev. The capital stock is
$1,600,000, divided Into II. 000 shares of
$500 each. Kvery share represents a
certain number of cattle, which are to
bo kept bl eeding for six years, and a
proportionate interest in ranch prop
erties. Tlio company controls about
2.000,000 acres of pasture laud in Now
Mexico, and lias (1,000 head of cattle on
Its ranch. It is designed as an endow
ment, invest moot for children. PuOtto
Opinion.
J lie discovery of anew gas is a
rare and important event to ohoni
bts. Such a discovery has been an
liouuced in Germany by Dr. Theodoru
Curtlus who has succeeded In prepar
ing the long-sought hydride of nitro
gen, aiiildoguu, diamlde or hydrazine.
lis It Is variously called. This remark
able bod, which has hitherto batlled
till attempts at Isol l ion, is now shown
to bo a gas, perfect stable up to a very
high temperature, of a peculiar odor,
dill'crlng from that of ammonia, exceed
ingly soluble in water, and of basic
properties. In composition It is nearly
identical with ammonia, both being
compounds of nitrogen and hydrogen.
Public Opinion.
RENOVATING BRUSHES.
Tim (Jiiorr Whjf la Wlilrli h Now York
Wiiiiutii l'xriin LUInc
"Have you any old hair brushes or
built brushes you'd like to sell?" a
young woman with a basket on her
' arm asked a man 'he other day. Tho
young man had a few of the articles
she wanted, but as lie was keeping
them handy for the cat that stalketh
and howleth In the darkness ami tho
organ iiupressario that grlndeth in the
onrty morn, he couldn't sell. Tho young
woman saddened and gloom overspread
her face when she hoard that. She
was a strange-looking girl; that is, if
you saw her pass In the street you
would have to turn and study her.
"What do you want to do with old
brushes?" tho young man asked her.
"Hush!" sho said mysteriously. "I
make them now again. 1 buy them for
live cunts apiece and tear otl'tho backs
mul pull out all tho old bristles. Then
1 souk tho frames and scrub them, and
put lu new bristles ami put tho backs
on In their places again. 1 can soil all
1 can make for sixty cents apiece. Say,
won't you sell mo yours? It's better
than tiring them at cats and you know
you mightn't throw straight, anyway.
Whero do 1 got the old brushes? From
harbor shops. Do you know that there
tiro thirteen hundred barber shops In
Now York alone? There are fully that
Hiauy and perhaps more, for I got those
llgures a long tluio ago. Do you know
I couldn't marry any one not ovon
Jay Gould? No, Indeed; I can not
marry."
Tho young man fajt sad,
"Ah, no." frho continued. "1 am an
uflllotod person, I was In tin insane
asylum. I got my discharge, but some
times, my head fools tjuoor. 1 think I'm
nil right now, though; for ovory thing
loi well with mo. Vou see, I
used to work In n brush factory before
n-ty head troubled me and that's how I
learned the trade. 1 make a fair protU
on my work, and 1 think that it Is uiuuli
tatter to try and get alfng this way
than to tisk people to holp .no. 1 am
only anxious to get plenty of bariwri to
I mv tholr old bruihoji." .V. Y.
HVrif. ,
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS.
It Is tho dry-goods clerk who moit
frequently sales undor falso colors.
Sew Haven Acws.
An enterprising pork packor of
Cincinnati, who tried tho faith euro on
a lot of hams, says it's no food.
Watch dials aro no' made by pho
tography at a mcro fraction of their
former cost. They all used to bo painted
by hand.
A report of a recent picture auction
says: " 'A Jockey' was knocked down
for $100." It would have been a happy
ill, If it had b"ii "A Pugilist." Pack.
- T'mplov "They say that Miss do
Homer's hands nro too sumill to strike
an octavo." Browne 'That's tho kind
of gil l that I want to marry!"
-"Wife "Tiiut man has beon star
ing at me for five niinut',s." Husband
"Well, you wouldn't havo known It
if you hadn't kept your eyes on lilni."
I ho mail who steals from an indi
vidual alone is a roguo; If he steals
from a great 11111113 pooplo he's a sharp
f e 1 1 o w . Merchant Traveler.
"A "My people, Miss DovoroiiT,
came into i-.ngiiinii witn atrongnow,
you know." "Aro you quite sure it
wasn't Longbow, Mr. Snooksoon?"
Punch.
-"I am tired of 30111 complaining,"
said the landlady' to the Chronic ('nim
bler; "even a worm will turn "
"Ves'm; hut this grub doesn't." De
troit Free, Yr.n.
-Said a very old man: "Sunn folks
tiro always complaining anoiii tne
weather; but I am very thankful when
I wake up in the morning and ilud any
weather at till."
Never bet, mv hoy, never hot; but
If vou ever should be enticed into dark
iuiI Minions ways, always bet your bot
tom dollar 1 1 rat anil save tho rest.
Duluth I'aratjraphcr.
"I hear you aro ongnged. Marnier'
It Is true." "Then mother was right."
"What ahonl?" "Sho said you would
bo engaged before leap year was over."
liastan Courier.
The Patent Olllcn is stuffed full of
inventions, but 110 one has vet invented
a plan by which tlio originator of a
great invention nitty ho sure of reaping
tho reward of his genius. Some other
man generally secures that. Texas
SitinijK.
A "diamond trust" is among tho
latest of those recent combinations,
but those wishing the brilliant gems
will have to pay cash for them just tho
same, notwithstanding the hint of credit
which the nanio convoy's. lludqct.
"Where was the African race ono
hundred years ago?" asked Frederick
Douglass, Nursing George Washington
and attending 011 I1I111, Frederick, every
last, solitary, lingering man, woman
and pickaninny of 'em, sab, the whole
oudurlu' crowd, kit, cluster an' lilliu'
of 'em. Hurdetta.
-Police Judge "Prisoner, you are
charged witli beating 'our wife in a
most ehaniofiil manner. What havo
you to say?" Prisoner "I admit it,
your Honor. Hut I was driven to it by
her terrible tongue, which has made
homo a horror for tweutv years." What
s voiir vocation?" "lam editor of thu
Christian ima." Lincoln Journal.
SPAIN'S QUEEN REGENT.
Dull)' l.lfn of u u In tnri-Kt Iiikt .Mrttulinr ol
I'lli-iipx' llojriiltr,
Queen Regent Christina is an earh
riser, ami, after her bath, sho takes a
simple morning breakfast with tea.
I lieu she sees to her children and often
s present at their breakfast. The rot
of the morning is given up to public
business and listening to wli.it hor Min
isters may havo to say in their dailv
audience. At one she lunches, some
times alone and sometimes with the
Infanta Isabel, who lives in tlio palace.
After lunch, if sho is not hindered by
audiences, tlio Hegent goes out for a
couple of hours of recreation. When
she returns, tho little King and Prin
cesses join their mot hor in hor own
room, and sho roads and writes whilst
they play aroupd her. Then hor
Majesty dresses for dinuor, which takes
place at eight o'clock in tlio largo dining-room,
hung with raro tapestries.
Tho royal table Is very large, ovon
when there aro no guests, for, besides
the Infanta Isabel, Queen Isabella,
when lu Madrid, dines with hor
daughter-in-law, as also the ladies and
lords in waiting! the aidos-do-eanip,
the chaplain, the commander of the
halberdiers, and several palace olllelals
and dignitaries.
At table, the Queen likes ovorvhodv
to converse freely, and she joins in the
conversation, taking euro to address
all her guests in turn. After dinner all
assemble in Her Majest3's drawing
room and whht tables or chess aro set
out for those that earo to plav. The
Infanta often withdraws earlv in order
to go to tho opera, but tho Queen re
mains with her guests until cloven
o'clock.
Thero is often music on thoso occa
sions. Great singers aro invited to tho
palace, and they say that nothing can
bo moiM pleasant and homelike than
the Qu en's drawing mom.
At 1 1:110 every thing is quiet in the
Hoval Alosuar, as Spaniards call the
Queen's homo. Tho massive gates aro
hcd and barred, guards aro doubled,
and nobody can go in without giving
tho countersign. This watchword is
chosen ovory day by Her Majoty hor-
olf when, in conformity with tho an
cient usage of tho Spanish court and
capital, she receives tho visit of the
;aiitalu General of Castile, this, tho
highest military olllclal in tho capital,
is just now tlio King-maker himself,
Marshal Mmtliuu Campo, who pro
claim! Alfonso Nil., in 1S7-1, in tlio
old Uotnan city of Sagoittum. Kvvrv
morning at twulvu ho oulW on Down
ChrUtlua to soy that all U wnll and to
receive from Imr royal Hps Utt pass,
wool forilm twenty -four hours tooomc
Ofuiir'-f Lttter.
CONTINENTAL MONEY.
The Currrnrr Which Kimlilril lli Colonlna
(11 0rrr Iho Krvoliitlon.
Tlio tuamt nf lillla of i.foilll. tint. Olllv
by tho colonics, but by the Con linen till T
Congress became a necessity when Iho
war began in 1875. The second Con
gress met in Philadelphia, May 10 of
htliat rear, nut! on the first day tlio
measure was agreed upon in secret ses
sion, but was not adopted until Juno
22, tho day on which Congress received
the news of the battle of Hunker Hill.
Then It was agreed that a sum not ex
ceeding $20,000,000 be issued in blllsof
credit, for whose redemption the
twelve Confederate colonics Georgia
not then being represented wero
pledged. The bill specified tho form
ami the number and denomination of
the bills to be issued. The plates of
the bills were engraved by Paul Re
vere, of Huston. The size of the bills
average J) J by 2 indies, and they were
printed on thick paper. New issues of
this currency were made from time to
time until tho close of 1770, when the
aggregate amount was .1212.000.000,
and the bills had so much depreciated
then that $100 in spool would pur
chase $2,000 in paper money; in 1781
tlie same amount in specie would buy
$7,500 in imper. Strenuous efforts
were niado by Congress to keep up the
redit of this currency, but as the one
essential to save it, a pledge from the
States to redeem it in specie, could not
hi secured, the money was bound to go
down. Fatly in 1777 a convention of
representatives of New Kngland States
agreed upon a scalo of prices for all
goods. 'I his was strongty opposed by
merchants, but tho Now England States
soon after enacted it. Into a law, ami a
similar law was adopted soon after by
the middle States, including Maryland
and Virginia. Congress approved of
tlio scheme, and further passed a reso
lution declaring that the bills of credit
ought to pass current in all payments.
trade and dealings, mm bo doomed
eoual in value to the same nominal
sum in Spanish dollars. It further re
solved that all persons refusing to take
them "should be considered enemies
of tiie United Stales," on whom "for
feitures and other penalties" ought to
he iutliclcd by the local authorities.
These resolutions, however, could not
check tho inevitable, but as the depre
ciation of tho 11101103 was gradual, it
operated as a tax, and thus prevented
undue suffering. Moreover tlio 11101103
had served a good purpose, for it had
enabled the colonies to carry on three
years of war with a powerful foe almost
without taxation. This currency lias
no value now except to the collectors
of curious coins ulid relics. Toledo
lllade.
STAGE JCWELRY.
Tim Monk Dlttiitnti.i. ,,rii hy Nearly All
'I'll.'lt I rltMtt Olll't-IIH.
"Yes, there's lots of colored glass
used in stage jewelry and regalias, and
a big show it makes, doesn't it? That
oaso there, for instance, a blaze of light
and color, could be restocked for a few
hundred dollars, while its contents, if
tlio jewels.' were real, would be worth
half a hundred very respectable for
tunes. "Thero exists a very decided ditfor
enee between stage jewels and jewels
intended for regalias and secret so
cieties, but crowns aro favorite articles
always,
'That handsome and rogal looking
one there, sparkling everywhere with
'diamonds' and 'rubies,' can bo pur
chased for exactly $7.50. Tho crown
alongside, witli a crimson plush lining,
is probably one which the theatrical
sovereign wears when lie mount.- Ins
tidy white horse or, I should say,
charger. This bolt clasp, with 'emer
alds' fully an inch in diameter, can be
purchased for $1.50, and single 'topaz,'
'rubies,' 'diamonds' and 'sapphires' of
(lie same size and set round in pearls
can bo had at the uniform price of $1
each.
"Hero's a handsome sot of poarls,
which if real would bo worth every
cent of $50,000. Sixty-live dollars will
buy thorn, but oven that's a pre 1 13 good
price when you consider that you're
only getting an imitation anyway.
"Brass is tho metal almost in variably
used for both theatrical and sociot3'
jewels, because it can be brightly gilded
and is easy to work. Tluvy aro moro
substantial than thoirappoarauco would
indicate.
"Paris is ,s great headquarters for
the stuff, and wo keep it simply be
cause wo have to; there isn't much
money in it and it takes lots of. room.
Thoduty adds considerably to tho cost."
Jewelers' Weekly.
Circumstantial Evidence-Husband
"Wasn't it very late last night when
young Sampson left?" Wite "Yes,
voiy." Husband "And Clam is not up
yet?" Wife "No. poor girl, I thought
I would let her sleep." Husband "I
wonder if that young man realty in
tends to propose to Clam?" Wife "I
think ho has done so already. I no
ticed this morning when I came down
that 0110 of tho logs of tho largo easy
chair in tlio parlor was broken."
-.'iooA.
Millionaire patron "Tho portrait
It. excellent, Mr. Tubes, but you'vo
left out one essential feature." Mr.
Tubes "Kvcu.-o me, sir, but I thought
you wouldn't ouro to have tho or or
Mart reproduced." Millionaire pat
ron "Confound you. sir! I'm talking
about tho diamond pin, not tho wart!"
hula. s
t m
A goiitlonun, wko ivwutly rotirod
from business has siuvelel in wind
lug up ll his tttt'ttirg suw6-.fully. with
U10 except ion of uU WnterbMry wutck.
Ho bat work on that now, taking only
twouty mlnutiM for iuomI. mcA.
THE SMYRNA FIG.
now llin Tootlmoniff Fruit l I'repitretl for
tlio Market.
Tho fig market at Smyrna has nn
nnnenranco scnrceiv 111 nicnui wmi
. 1 ...1.1.
tlio Imporlaiico f its iran-nctlons or
tho area over which its goods aro til ti-
ina'cly distributed. Two narrow,
dirty s'roels, lined with sliatitios. aro
devoted to the staple Industry 01 tiim
placo. II Is with lis ns othor highly
pr ,d nrlicles of food llio less wc
know of tho cai lior stao of them Iho
greater our comfort In tlioir consump
tion. Tlio sacks nro laid out In tlio
niton si root and block 1 p tho wholo
thoroughfare but for a narrow pas
satre through which tho camels thread
III iir way. Passengers have to M-min
bio along as b -st they ca i. U lie s icks
are heaped up two or three strata
high. It is arduous work clambering
over thorn. Tho goat-hair bags make
a sliiiiiery surface, but If vou fall, at
loastyou ato not hurt. Thoso sacks,
w hen 1 1 1 0 v are of tho full h'z; w-jigh
nbi ut two kin t tils (say 2f0 pou ids)
fipioce, and two of them forn
camel load. It Is cm ions that
you never seo nioro and never see loss
I htm the two sack--. Some kind of
pre'cription fixes tho lnirdcn, quito
without regard to tho capneit of the
bearer. Some of tlin camels are
sturdy boasts, that could easily bear
more than live hundred pound- on
their backs, while othors aro weak
and wean ; tlio load is always the
same. Into those Iwo streets at miir-
kot tlmo come the Greek merchants,
who nro the middlemen in the 1 1 !r
trade. Indeed, thero aro ni.iny mid
dlemen, and several series of ptoiits
tiro real iz id before tlio article reaclios
tho consumer. As a rule, the ("reeks
soli to tho packers who in turn .'-oil to
tlio shiiiiiers; though sometimes tlio
shippers buy and ptuk f r themselves,
Tlio packing is, 1 crimps tho most
characteristic stage in tlio wholo
process. First, there is the re-sor',ing.
and th s duty is trusted to women,
Turks and Christians working to; oili
er in perfect peaco. Tlio so- ling
done. (lie fruit is carried to
(lie pullers and tho packer
Tlio pulling is not pleasant to think
of. Tlio men for it neids tlio
strength of malo fingers sit in long
rows on each side of a tomporaty
1 able made of two boards on trcsiles.
Thev sit on stools; squatting on I lie
ground has quite gono out now in tlin
towns. H.isido each packer stands a
pile of empty boxes, ami nonr every
two or three is placed a largo flat
basket full of sorted fruit, and besido
tho basket a can of salt .and water.
Tlio man chooses Hie lig ho intends to
pull, and then, dipping his hand in
tho salt water. Uattotis it between his
lingers, at tho Fame time splitting it
near tho stalk. He then places it in
tlio box. Long pinetico gives groat
perfection in (ho ai ls of pulling and
Hacking. You see tho fruit distrib
uted in rows so ncatty that a knife
might bo dropped between thorn with
out cutting nny of tlio fruit. Nearly
all of tho ligs packed for export aro
"nulled." Tho salt water brings out
tlio sugar, which, in about throe
111011 tlis. conies to the surface when
tho fruit is in tho best condition for
oating. A', i'. Commercial Advertiser.
A HIGH-HAT STORY.
Tho l.utrit Kvlt Orowlnc Out or
m-ratml l'oniulo Htmil-Gtmr.
lnterpiv-ors aro a probability of the
futur". if high hats coutinuo to be
worn at tlio t boater.
There was a young woman at the
theater one evening last weok witli a
hat on like li e leaning tower of Pisa.
H hind her was another woman vainly
trying to see the plity. Every fow mo
ments this woman would nudgo her
husband and a-k:
"Harry, dear! what aro tlioy doing
MOM'?
Hnrrv dear, with sot teeth "Thov
have just thrown Jack over the clilT
down into a ravino eight hundred loot
deep."
A little grunt of satisfaction and
sweet silence for several minutes.
"Harrv, dear, havo thoy found tho
bodv?" "
I didn't kill him. Gntslo. They
cro trying it over again," answers
Hany dear.
A succession of pistol shots, ami
Mrs. Hany trios to climb over that
hat in front of hor, but falls igno
niltiloiisly to got ollhor ovor or around
it.
"Hany, doar, what aro tho3 doing
low?''
"They aro throwing him down an
old mining shaft. Now thoy sot it on
fire!"
Oh, how lovolyt and I can't soe a
single thing. What aro thoy shouting
for?"
' Ills 8weothoart rescues him. Sho
is lifting him out of tho burning mine.
Ho is saved!" .
More silence, and Mrs. II 11x3 con
templates tho back hair of tho owner
of Pisa. Then more shouts.
Harty, dear, what are Xhoy doing
11 OK'? '
"h is a bar-room in a mining-camp.
A fellow is just trving to sneak a
dri .k."
A gulden silence for a brief space,
then
Hany. doar?"
W-h-H-a-l!"
"Did ho get I ?" -Detroit Free Press;
Proud of His Wife.
Groeoi You ay that your wife,
U cl Uas us supports thu family by
tnk ug tu washlw-?
U00U Rising Yk sub.
Grown Well, don't you fl a llltlo
bit asbti tnl hi Uiikm?
U icU R silts -'Shu mod? No, Fh;
dorti's uaOtm' dttgrudiM' 'bant tnkiu'
in vshln'. liu pivmd ob do oto
'oouiaii. X 1'. Sun.
ECCENTRIC VON BULOVV.
The Famoun Mnalcinn Xoir rtajrlnj; the
I'art of I.adr Killer.
Dr. Hans von Billow, tho famous
Gorman musician, Is, 1 suppose, well
remembered in America.. While un
questionably a very great musician, ho
has made himself uncuviabty notorious
13 his mad outbursts of temper and
other eccentricities. Indeed, for years
past tho public has como to expect, as
a matter of course, some sensational
scene whenever ho appoars before
them. Lattorty he lias been playing
(ho part of a laity-killer. Though his
head is bald and his faco wrinkled
witli age, ho ogles and smirks at every
pretty woman in tlio audience, blows
kisses from ids finger-tips, and when
ever lie speaks in public fails not to de
clare, witli his hand 011 his heart, that
all the inspiiatiAu of his playing comes
from tho love-litton eyes of the objects
of his adoration. Such conduct does
not increase one's admiration of him.
Hut thero was an incident of another
kind at Herlln tho other evening which
ha won for him groat praise, and
which makes tho public forget every
fault of which lie lias ovor beon guilty.
It was at one of the great Philharmonic
concerts. There was an uuusualty large
and brilliant audience, including. several
royal por.-otiages. Tho most attractive
feature of tlio programme was tho solo
violin playing of a young lady who is
known as a rarely gifted artist. Tho
early part of tho programme was
executed. bi;t when it camo time for
tho violinist to appear the announce
ment was made that she had been stul
ilotih taken ill and could not appear.
As half the audience had como for the
express purpose of hearing her, the
disappointment was great A murmur
of regret and almost of anger ran
through tho house. Then an elderly
gentleman, who had been sitting un
noticed in a parquet seat, arose and
made his way towards tho stage. At
'irst ho was not recognized, and every
0110 looked to seo what ho was about.
Then somo 0110 exclaimed, "Wlij. its
Von Hulow!" and tho entire auilionce
burst into applause, though without
knowing why. No one had any idea
ivhat he was going to do. Most of
them expected that ho would make r.
violent scene of some sort. But lie
trode on towards tho stage, waving
me hand above his head and blowing
'isses to tlio ladies from tlio other
Reaching the stage he looked deproca-
ingly downward at his clothes. Ho
vas not in evening costume, but wore
1 lioi-t roundabout sack coat or jacket,
lie lifted tlio short skirts of this witli
lis hands, shrugged his shoulders dep-
ecatingly, and thou, without a word,
at down at the piano. Tlio audience
.vas quiet. Tlio musicians in tho
rchestrsi laid down their instruments.
Then he began. Tho piece clioson was
1 great concerta of Beethoven. For
.hree-quarters of an hour ho phtyed as
tne inspired. It was remarked that
10 one ever heard him play so well
before. Somo declared that neither
Liszt nor Rubinstein had ever surpassed
,t. Certainty, it more than atoned
or tiie absence of tho violinist. The
rent concerta ended, ho rose and hur
ied . ut.ecrotiioniousty from the stage
mck to his seat in tho parquet, while
ho house literally trembled with ap
ilause. Ho sat down, and looked
! out as though expecting tiie orches--a
to go on with tiio remainder of the
nigra m me. Hut, no. Tlio conductor
ie. looked about, and oxelainied:
After tho master has spoken what
lore is there to bo said?" And tho
uiccrt was ended. Paris Letter.
AESTHETIC DOMESTICS.
irlitriit l'riirlnc tin. Kxlutenop of Clu-s
rrrjuillce In IliU Country.
There is on tho Back Bay a certain
l"3'8ioian, 'iving in rather simple style
r that aristocratic section, whose
amity has boon served in a domestic
apacity. as tlio reporters would ssty, by
in excellent Irishwoman of mature
.'ears who had dono similar sorvico in
ho "old countty." before sho camo to
his. Not long ago tho pltysician's wife
vas informed, somewhat tiniidty, bv
Margaret, that she, Margaret, had been
1 tiered a dollar a week moro wages
;han sho was gotting. to enter the fam
ily of a rich merchant down tho street.
"Well, Margaret," said tlio doctor's
1 iie, "that is more than I can atl'ord to
"les, mem."
"Then you will leave us, I suppose?"
"O, not at all, mem!"
"Why not? Why don't you go whoro
vou can get ttio most wages, .Mar
garet?"
sure, ineni, 1 nivor was rojuccd to
the nicissity of livifi' in a tradesman's
family 111 tho ould counthry, and I'll
lot bogin it in tins, mem!"
This incident proves that class preju-
liccs really do exist in this country.
Hie listener has in mind another case.
whore a stalwart native girl, of Irish
parentage, having left tho vor3 modest
lousehold of a poor journalist to take
sorvico in tho pretentious mansion of a
rich harness-maker, returned after a
couple of mouths and requested re
employment at her old wages.
" hy, what makes you want to come
back to our poor house, Ivaty?" sho
was asked.
"O, they're not swoll,' like vou!"
she exclaimed.
Tho favored people in this transac
tion thought that Katy's was tho queer
est definition of tho word "swell" that
liioy had ever hoxnl. But evuientlv
tlio girl's orthotic sensibilities bull
lul-swi something ut th harness-maker's
sumptuous nbode. BoMoh Tmn
irifU. A new Prvnck dvltf for -inwlvimr
Ufrfitnttf is a iH-m-il. ,nh i,ni:.U-d .n
thit ttrticlc t heoc ut.- , Vinlet. li.-li.i-rojK-.
..p.iM.n i. ;ti,,i ij,. f , ,1,1. ia
Hie odors aro now u4a ta Lkis f.irm In
j Paris.
1
Harvard's gymnasium cost $110,
000, Yale's $125,000, and Columbia's
$15G,000.
Fourteen women have just gradu
ated from tho New York Medical Col
lege for Women.
The whole number of churches in
the United States is 132,435; tho wholo
number of ministers. 91,011; and of
communicants, 19,018,977.
From the May salary of a Now
York City school teacher, who receives
$700 a 3'ear, thero was deducted ono
cent because sho had ono day been
tarity two minutes.
The Hannibal (Mo.) Courier re
ports that the revival services which
have been conducted by Major J. II.
Cole in that city have resulted in near
ly seven hundred conversions.
The authorities in Nnshvillo havo
acceded to tlio request of colored citi
zens I13' furnishing teachers of tlio
Negro race for tlio public schools at
tended 13 colored children. N. Y.
Witness.
Tlio first Protestant bell rung in
the City of Mexico that of a Baptist
churcti was heard on tho third of
Juty. Tiie church, just finished, was
begun in the 111 011 th of February of
the present 3ear. Thero is attached
to it a parsonage and a school.
The Irish Presbyterian General
Assembty lias appointed two of its
ministers to bo present tit the Centen
nial Presbyterian Assembty, to bo held
in Philadelphia in Mity next Dr. Itob
ert Walts, professor in Belfast College,
and Rev. William Todd Martin, who is
rising into distinction rapidly in tlio
church which ho is to represent.
Dr. Arnold's daily pnwor was as
follows: "O Lord, I havo a busy world
around 1110; eye, ear and thought will
be needed for all my work to bo dono
in this bus world. Now, ere I enter
on it, I would commit 030 and ear and
thought to Thee. Do Thou bless
them, and keep their work Tliino, that
as through Thy natural laws 1113 heart
beats and 1113 blood Hows without any
thought of mine, so nty spiritual lifo
nia3 hold on its course at tlieso times
when my mind can not conspicuously
turn to Tlico to commit eacli particular
thought to TI13' service. Hear my
preyer, for 1113 dear Redeemer's sake.
Amen."
At tlio recent R03-.1l Academy ban
quet, Prof. Huxlov concluded his spcecli
thus: "Art and literature and seienco
are ono; and tlio foundation of every
sound education, and preparation for
active lifo in which a special education
is nccessaiy should be some official
training in all three. At tho present
time, thoso who look at our present
83'stems of education, so far as they are
within reach of atn' but the wealthiest
and most leisured class of the communi
ty, will soo that wo ignore art altogeth
er, that wo substitute loss profitable sub
jects for literature, and that tho ob
servation of iuductivo science is utterly
ignored."
VALUE OF "ADVERTISING.
The Most Kollnlilo Wuy of Achieving Suc
rt4S In lltnlnesi.
Since tlio invention of printing with
types, which dates back further than
tlio ditys of Guttenberg, there has been
no time when tho advantages of adver
tising were moro fully understood and
appreciated than at present. Tlio ben
efits derived from a judicious use of
printer's ink 3iavo been so obvious that
It has como to bo a recognized axiom
among business moil that tho moro lib
erally it is used, tho greater becomes
tho chances of winning success. Of
courso thero are isolated cases, in
which men who havo won prosperity
without its aid will scout at tho idea of
its proving a valuable auxiliary to
others. It will bo found on inspection,
however, that thoso fossils, for 3'our
true opponont of advertising is neces
sarily an antiquated man, thoroughly
inerustcd with prejudices, havo suc
ceeded by pure luck, ant not through
tho excrciso of anj special talents pos
sessed by them. On tho other hand,
how numorous aro tho instances in
which men of sense, aided by tho pub
licity afforded 03 newspaper advertis
ing, have beon enabled to reverso tho
rulings of fate, which would have, had
U1C3 quietly acquiesced, relogatod them
to tho obscurity of failure.
Tho history of tho successful business
men of this county is so pregnant
with tributes to advertising that tho"
first attempt to givo a collection of
biographical sketches of thoso who had
won fanio and fortune in tho ranks of
trado was made by a firm dovotcd en
tirely to tlio profession of securing ad
vertisements and having the same pub
lished. It is a singular fact that this
series of biographies embrace tlio names
of nearly all tho prominent men .who
havo amassed wealth as merchants,
manufacturers or professionals; and
undoubted evidences aro presented
with each sketch that no small part of
their good fortuno was owing to thoir
shrewdness in attracting public atten
tion to their business, through tho me
dium of the pre.-s Such striking in
stances of success as are rohoarsod in
tho volume referred to could not do
othorwfso than carry conviction to all
minds ready to receive sensible impres
sions: and therefore wo aro .itVnnlod
the spectacle ot all classes eagerly
striving to gain tho greatest possible
publicity, not always, however, at tho
greatest possible cost. Indeed, tho op
posite is sometimes the case. Tho
nowty-Uedged advertiser oftn devotos
his attention to circumventing tho
business omVe of a newspaper. But
U regular, legitimate and persistont
advertiser learns and appreciates tho
vain of such pbUciiy, and willingly
pastk east in eial!ickl jourmrfs
of intlnen and character. Duslon
BudgL
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.