Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 27, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 27, 1876 Page 1
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VOL. XYI.-NO. 27. ' !- I-- f' 1.11 EVIJ.V -AMM A 1 M.if.MM. TV JOHN MILLER MURPHY, c .JiTQC ASO PR ;-PH!£-08. Stlh-.rriptit>li I' r Kii uiii "" ■.i \ iilantlis ... J. oa " i AD I i*RF K;ilt " : « >ll • :<•. .. :i- iiisnlitll $1 . ILeh aililitional ins. ri ii>n _1"" Itii-iip SA IMJK-I" ipiartei- •> "" " .tiimini 1-3 l«a .""A liberal liflii'-ti'.ui nil! lie inn 'it' in fit- j vor of those wiio advertise lour squares, or | upwards. b\ the vt-ar. /'L'".rul notices ill I ■ charged to the at torney or otiieer authorizing their insertion, i Z'2" Advertisements sent from a distance. j an I transient no.ices, must he accompanied \ by the easli. ■_ ? ' Announcements of I art lis. marriages unit heaths inserted Hoe ot charge. .<• bituary notices, or poetry' apju-nd eii to marriages or deaths. will be charged one-halt our regular advertising rates. We will not iiereatter ileviate from this rule. 11l inks Isilllic.ul-. « arils t atalogues. Oireiilars. lhlls of l .ire. Poster- l'aiupiilets i Programmes Ac., printed at reasonable rates timei: t'orner of Second and Washington Mreels. THE ( II Kit AMS VAI.MSY Mi. Win. Sherman, writing from Sharon, Chelialis county, gives the fol lowing description of one of the most beautiful valleys of our fair Territory: It has been my desire to write to you and give you a description of Chelialis valley. This valley is about 150 miles long and from one to three miles wide. ! Three fourths of i! is the very bestagri- 1 cultural land, but il all has to be cleared < oil be to re we ean reap any benefit irom | it. It costs us about £25 an acre to l clear the land, but when cleared we will raise wheat with any country. We ' can raiser all kinds of small grain and \ vegetables and plenty of fruit. 1 have 1 seen 52.1 bushels of wheat tureslied 1 from on acr . ' 1 not think there is t atiytliiiig raised in Oregon bo* that we * can raise the same in iv. \\ uat we < want is settlers, m a th it are not afraid 1 to take hold of work. If a man does t not want to work, he would do well to t stay away lrom here. There is plenty of t good government land here that can be s had. and plenty of raiiroad land can be ; bought for from £2 5U to >5 according to the location. The Government land t can be got under tiie h nnestead or pre- ' emption law. The soil is a rich sandy 1 loam; the little prairies along the river v arc generally gravelly, hut good for pas- v ture. The timi er on the bottom-land is alder, vine maple, burbeny. ash, crab- ' apple, cedar and fir. The river is nuv- ei iguhle from the mouth about eighty a miles. We want a small steamboat on v the river, to run from Gray's Harbor up as far as the stream is navigable. a . . u SVSTA ANN V. —A correspondent of 11 Tin' ' imi a mil i lin/iilii /■, in a letter front tlie I'ity of Mexico, gives some in- teresting particulars about, Santa Anna and how he is passing his old age: lie s lives in the city of Mexico, in a third rate house of two stories, with courts *' of not more than 2d feet square, the ' pavements out of repair, the whole tell- *' iug the story of poverty. He was seat ed on a much worn sofa, attended by a smart appearing Mexican of middle age, v and rose, with some difficulty, in receiv ing us. He complained considerably ot *- his wooden leg, and also of blindness. He is alt old mail of St) years very de- * crepit. yet in full command of his fac ulties; has a good head and face,not uu- ' like the | ictuivs of Humboldt in old age, ( with broad temples and an abrupt, e square nose, and at one time good eyes. He hid little to say, but appeared ! pi ascd at our visit; and. as we told " liiiii of the four or five general ollici rs of the Mexican war still living, lie lis- 1 tcned with interest, but showing no A special recognition until the urine of 1 I'illow w is mentioned whom he remem bered perfectly Over the sofa where,*' S uitii Vim i sit was the picture of aj ,] beautiful worn in in the fullness youth and loveliness. This was his wife when 1 both led the fortunes of Mexico. As c we passed out the court our att< utiou , L was called to the figure of a women of * AO in '.ho wind' .-v opposite h. ] lajn qicSo , fc nn«t devoid of any inteies-'ing attribute. \ 'Tiiis was she whose picture had so in- ' tvrestod us. Mrs. Gen Santa Anna. f i (•jf- You kfc|»ve-ts. mvfvient " .-•'id " iiutciimau entering a ch. thing store j ( (fie other day. The clerk promptly = a\ ei rod that the store wis crammed J Will) them. " I wiut a ye-st, said die Teuton, '* vat don't rl-« up on its hint ( legs nrt the neck. ! bought one in . j Siraeuse Hot long ago mil a dow dollar pill, and py shimmy, J don't liotieo dot ( myself, but everywhere I go the boys grv out mil del* streets, ' \aeub. %_v in der name of der board ot' drusfe ii.unly.ut pull down your vest down? : ( and by dam ( but' palled dot vest tu./ie n iJiCe doils;pid times d.own till I j wore all do ] iinliiig .« >tV nut der put- j tons. ' The clerk explained the joke and sold him a ust, and the old man went out with the exdam a'ioii: • I'y shiiiiinv. T don't hear somethings aboud dot over in Germany pefme." !>■ Algeria is a met of genuine : luk. |t i» formed b\ the unions of two streams, one coming from a region of ferruginous soil, the otliet ilmining u peufswamp. The water of the former is strongly impregnated with iron, that of the latter with gallic uei 1. W i.eu the two waters mingle, tlie acid of the' one unites with the iron of tlie other, fo;ming a true ink. We mo familiar ; with a stream called Hun k BWtok. in * tlie northern part <J this State, the inky j color of whose water is evidently due to like conditions. — S> r'n!iri' .\m rirtm. | SuST" '' Your ignorance is pittiful,' said a charming Brooklyn widow to a voting fellow who asked her if women 'wore night-caps. j-vg A kiss on the fotehead means rev erence; but there's no fun in it worth | mentioning.— llwhi Mcr Jhwwci'iit. HfvcrUil to tlni's. I'oUtifjs. ill? jOisstammtfion of Useful afnfovmulion itntl the of the §cst glirtvrcst.s of -i-Vnjihmtittm orrvitonj, 1 Tin; iiicArriFtx it\LhVD OF WASK.V \\ EK. ll# r viaio' \vi- »*\Vfct a- a bau-j i-lin: II -r h wa-s a - -mall as th" hoail «>. a pin: li -r -v •- ran Hp, h<-r nioiifli ran down Oil. -in* wa.- Ill" bi-iit «>I \VMt» town. No lo;. \ 'A* a ska \\* p. S » -IMVI t i h«"ir anil -vvr I To - «•. T i«- l tiiv-T maiufii in all Japan, 1- i! dalin lo with aTu wi-a man Thi- Turki-h III:H a turban hail. Thi- Turkish mau w;i- -ly and bat 1 : i!t v.ni-p< rifd unto Mir- \V»r, •*oii fly with me to my own Turkic* 0 :lv with im* to my ou nTurk ••! And robe- of 140IU i »1 inw to met* A _ r< 11 • • of p' ari and o\v I'orli! •. If thou wilt he my li w,!-." Now simple Wa-kn Simrty Wee, So L'ood to hear. -<» fair to see, it ■- lived, belli li I her ba-hful fan To be Lb wile to this Turki.-h man ; ISat though h< r heart war full >•( L'l<t\ Mi" '.aim: herli" id and -aid to In*. - If thiui -hould-i die. my Turkish I) an, Wher wo rid poor W a-ka go':" Then thi- horrid, .-!y old Tnrki-h man I) flared lit-'d 'lie on die Kni'lish plan. " And .-•» " - aid he. "mv bright-winded bird, j Tiioii'l; have f T thy fortune the widow's third." Then fl-wv the maid to mi-ka-do. And told tin plan of her Turki li beau. •• And n>w ' raid .-he, " th'- w hole IhouNt hear 1. How much will it he, this widow V third':" N >w the mi-ka do w i- woiulnm- w ire. He opened hi- mouth and shut his ( ye-: " Id. • w ntow's third. * > dau_liter, w id he Wh.itev.-r the law w ill allow to thee.' Then flew the maid to the Court i l I.ord-. Wlie:i* every man wore ama «-i -w.i/d-. And had • them name what smn would 1 e hers When her Turk -houid LO to his lore la-thers. Tiiey sat in (Oiiucil from dawn tili ni.dif, And -a; a j iin till l;_ht. KiL'ured and eoiinte i ah I we L'lied to s« e W hat an eightieth widow'- thud wmild be; And th" end of it a 1. a- you wall mLdit know. Was naught but jrief to the Turki-h bea i: 1 or lowly Wa-ka Wee Said. "Go back a! me to your old Turkee !" j —Scribuer for May. | HOW VIIt. II! HFOI-lll'S-' K KIT HOI'SE. _— " Not much to do, did you say, my! dear?' remarked Mrs. Mimpbleuf, ! pausing before her luge lord, and gaz ing at him indignantly. '• Yes," growled the gentleman; j '• it's a mystery to me what what women have to grumble about; es pecially you, my love, with a small house, and only four children to attend to. Whereas, we men have an into'- eruble burden resting upon our should ers, and when we return weary and j perplexed to our homes, expecting to ; find rest and quiet, we are greeted with j the old, old story —' so much to do— ; tired to death children so trouble- j some' —and a thousand other com- j plaints. ' Mrs. Mimpbleuf turned away to hide i two pearly tears which rose to her large hlue eyes and rolled slowly down the ; fair, round cheeks, and made no reply; | while her husband lighted his cigar and walked leisurely up to his office. He was somewhat astonished at noon j , by his wife's announcing her intention i i of leaving the house in his cute, and j accepting an invitation to spend a few I weeks with iter cousin in the country, j | " You need a little rest, Jeremiah, i i and while I am gone you can close your I 1 office, and stay at home, and have a nice, easy time, with only a few house- ! j hold duties to attend to, ' declared Bel- j lina. kindly. j • Air. Jeremiah Elijah Mimpbleuf scowled. "Do you mean to say that I am to ; devote my whole at' out ion to huuse- 1 hold matters? Why, madam, T can ! easily do what little there is to be done, j , and see to my business also." " Hut the children?" suggested his • wife. '• You will take them with vou, of! course, ' ho replied, indifferently. "(). im! I couldn't be bothered with 1 them," answered Be!lina, stiffly. Air. Minipbletif looked somewhat ' blank at her declaration, but noticing j Hie least perceptible twinkle in her' 1 eyes, he hastened to say: " Very well, leave them at home; ' four children are nothing to look after, i and I shall manage beautifully." " Now." thought our hero, the morn-1 ; ing of his wife's departure. "I'll lie-; 1 gin by straightening up the dining- j room, and washing tlie dishes." ; Two jdatcs, one saucer, and the ■ ' china tea urn were broken in clearing j ] oil' the table; but he was not discour- j 1 aged, and congratulated himself that • it was no worse. The tire had gone ' out in tlie kitchen stove, so that he was ; 1 obliged to use cold water for washing ji the dishes, which onlv ltordeyed, tj.c j1 l, + v-■. Mituieit lcmoviu.g it, and he was ■ ill a (pi: mhvy; for Jeremiah was a very 1 , fastidious person, and abhorred a plate \ that was not perfectly clean. So he j tubbed and rubbed, with no success: • , and to make matters n.uio serious lie , t< end tiiin-clt v. mpiotely drenched in grcasv water. His handsome dressing- j gown was ruined, and Ip.- !;e\y caiibtoi. dercd sluiptiio vvet and soiled. •(, He built a rousing fire at noon, and put tlie meat directly over it to broil; then ho rummaged around for half an hour to find a cook-book, and after ae- [ eoinplishing this feat, joyfully an- ! iti'tniced hi- intention of having bis i-tii's f ;• dim nr. He imconlingly g'ot . ail tin tinware upon tlie table, and succeeded in dirtying some hqlf-dogen puns, three pups, and six or eight spuotis. W hen they were at last made, he referred once more to t)tQ cook ! book. "It says, "bake in a quick oven, mused Air. Mimpbleuf; " I won ler if ours is a quick oven ?' I guess is is. for Ik 111 ii.i in wa} s has first-rate biscuits, su here they go. and he shoved in thy pau. 1 A flame suddenly buist out all around the giidiron, and removing it, he found , that after getting well smoked, the meat had burned to a crisp on tne side next the lire. Now, if theie was otic thing more than another that Jeremiah wax partic-' alar about, it w.;> his steaks being rate, 1 a'tid he re'utembCred a certain occasion ; | when lie had risen front the table in ' * disgust, and left the house in a rage. ; because the meat was cooked a little i two much —two of the children being ill. and his wife without a servant, j St 11. this was no excuse in the austere eyes of Jeremiah Altmbleuf, and he i showed his great displeasure by slam ming tlie frontdoor forcibly after him, and absenting hmfSie.f from home for three days. Yet here was the same thing i happened to himself. and what should lie do ? OLYMIMA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING. MAY 27, IS7G ■ He weist into the <liniiiL'-t'°om to set toe tab'e, and returned just it: time to ' smelt the biscuits burning. Hurrviuy to the stove, he found then unlit to eat. burnt to a cinder. He was in de sj air; three o'clock, and no dinner: breakfast at si.v on account ot his wife's dejiat uie, an I hinifelf and family on tiie veree of starvation. His dressing »own was in a dcjilora bie state, between the crease and a , thick coating ot flour on the elbows, but he was too desperate to care for j appearances, and determined to buy ; a supply of bread and cakes at the bak- ' jC-ry; he therefore locked the children all up in his study and started, ruu- I ning all the way. In the meantime Satnmic, aged sev- i ! en, amused himself by manufacturing! j a kite out of a valuable manuscript j ! in the desk, while Bolivy tore a beau- ; | tiful steel engraving out of one of his i father's choice volumes to ornament ■ ; said kite; and Jenny, a pretty, brotvn ! eyed sprite of three summers, in reach ing up for the bott'e of mucilage, I knocked off the ink-stand, which broke, i i leaving a great black stain on the hand some blue-aud-drab carpet. The chair | lon which she stood slipped, and in hastening to get down, she dropped ' the bottle of paste which fell in a little | | shattered heap at her feet, making an j additional blemish on papa's carpet. Mr. Mitupbleuf had always reproved ' his wife for ca ling the children mis- ' ! chievous, for he never saw anything at ali wrong in their conduct, and con- I ! gratulated himself that he had the best j behaved and most interesting family in the country. * Returning, he immediately hurried j I to the study, and was horrified beyond expression at the scene which greeted him there. If his wife had permitted such a thing to happen lie would have scolded and stormed around in a fear- ; fill manner, until he was quite certain that he had made her perfectly wretch- ! ed, and heartily sorry for ever having married such a great, inconsiderate " bear'' as himself. However, he viewed the disaster with anything but pleasure, but being very much fatigued with the morning's work, he did not feel equal to the effort of chastising them, and so let them off with a feeble reprimand, and proceeded to distribute the bread and cakes. Providence sent an old lady friend around [ that afternoon, and leaving the children in her rare, he rushed off to the intelligence j olliee, and engaged a recent importation from ! Germany, whom he brought home with him ' in triumph. Next morning he indulged in a cigar, and walked up street to ascertain how affairs | were progressing at the office. On his way back he purchased a can of oysters, which he presented to Ivathrina, asking "if she knew how to cook them." " Yah, liahl poll dem in a stew!" and he j seated himself complacently to peruse a let- , ter from his " other self." "I am having such a delightful time," ! wrote his " allinity," " and do hope that you j are getting along nicely at home; it will do you worlds of good to rest from your la- ( bors, and 1 know you are enjoying it won derfully." Bolivy hail tied a rope to one of the chairs, and as Katlirina was coming in with the soup tureen, lie suddenly jerked it, tripping her up, and she feil crash into the mom. Enraged at the boy, and scalded by the hot soup, the girl declared her in tention of departing immediately, and forthwith did so, leaving Jeremiah to dish up the dinner as best lie could. After the meal wits ever lie deter mined to clean the carpet, which was a new Brussels, -purchased by his wife j only a month before. Remembering that Bellina used a scrubbing-brush, soft soap and ashes to tike the grease out of the kitchen floor, he decided to try it in this instance. Providing himself with a shovelful of ashes, he spread it over the place where j the soap had been spilled, then lie poured a quantity of soft-soap and hot water on, and assuming a kneeling pos ture (the first time since his childhood), b gan to scrub. Four square yards were coated over with ashes, etc., where as only a small povtiy;; of thy carpet had , '„cen aodeq, but he worked away bravely. "What will Mrs. Mimpbleuf sayV v groaned the miserable man at last, as the more he rubbed the worse it looked i "Perhaps a bucket of cold water dashed over \yili improve it,'' lie sighed. Limping into the kitchen, and h u hf-1 ing for a tin-pajf hy recollected that he used d to hold the milk the evening pre- ! yams, all the pans being dirty, and lie could not find any dish in the closet 1 now, large enough to contain it, so all that remained to be done was to pour it into one of the washbowls and let it go. Passing the stove his dressing- > gown came in evwtayt with a heavy skil let, which cattle down maliciously upon his corns, and sent lpiu planning about the ru.an in an agony of pain, gnashing Ins teeth and pulling his hair in frenzy. •Just then the door bell rang and he : went to answer it. He was bonified to ! see Mis Roseliue Summers, JI y;",u»>i* ladv whom he had always held up to his v;ifo as an example of amiability and neatness. She started in. agonish ment at the distgyiotd looking object that stood before her, bowing and tiy i uig to appear as agreeable as possible undei the eireunis'ances. i He bushed confusedly at her sur prise, being painfully conscious that his face and clothes were bespattered with I soap-suds and ashes, his sleeves r ,l!c-u up to the elbow*, and together present -1 ing a wry ridiculous appearance. But I he invited her into the parlor, and after j giving her a brief account of his troubles, ! she depaited, first bestowing a mam moth paper o( candies upon the young Mimpbleufs. That night Satnmie and Jennie were ; takeu suddenly ill from eating too much candy, and in the midst of sorrows the brilliant idea of sending for Mrs. M. struck him. She arrived and beheld the state of things with horror and astonish ment on her countenance, while Mr. M. quietly retired from the scene and she resumed lnr household duties as of 1 old. VAXKEB IJOOUI.E. i After tlie Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britian and the United States had nearly concluded their pacific la bors at Ghent, burghers of that quaint and Dutch old city resolved to give an enterta ument in their honor, and desired to have the national airs of the two treaty making powers performed as great a part of the programme. So j the musical directors were directed to call upon the American Minister and obtain the music of the national air of the United States. ' A consultation ensued, at which Bay ard and Gallatin favored " Hail Colum bia," while Clay, ltussell and Adams ; were decidedly in favor of "Yankee ! Doodle." The musical director asked if any of f the gentlemen had the music, and re- : ceiving a negative reply suggested that perhaps one of them could sing or whistle the air. " I can't," said Mr. Clay, " I never whistled or sung a tune in my life— ; I perhaps Mr. Bayard can. I " Nor can I," said Mr. Bayard, " per- ■ haps Mr. ltussell can." Mr. Russell, Mr. Gallatin, and Mr. , Adams in turn confessed their lack of i musical ability. ' j 1 " I have it!" exclaimed Mr. Clay, and lingiug the bell, he summoned his colored body servant. ■ " John," said Mr. Clay, " whistle ! ' Yankee Doodle,' for this gentleman." : John did so, the chief musician noted down the air, and at the entertainment j the Ghent burgher's Band played the j : national air of the United States with i i variations. IRON OF ANTIQUITY — The oldest pieces I 1 of iron (wrought iion) now known are i, probably the sickle blade found by Bel- , zoni under the base of a sphynx in Karnae, near Thebes; the blade found ! by Colonel Yyse imbedded in the ma- j sonry of the great pyramid, the por tion of a cross-cut saw exhumed at . Xiuirod by Mr. Lavard, all of which j are now in the British Museum. A ] wrought bar of Damascus steel was pre- ' j seated by King Pores to Alexander the . Great, and the razor steel of China for j many centuries has surpassed all , European steel in temper and dura- , , bility of edge. The Hindoos appear to { have made wrought iron directly from , | the ore, without passing it through the ( | furnace, from time immemorial, and , | elaborately wrought masses of iron are ( • still found in India which date from the 1 ; early centuries of the Christian era. j Iron ore has been found in the Hazare baugh district, in India, which is said ( to contain eighty per cent, of pure metal, together with a slight admixture ' of manganese. There is said to be 0110 j square miles of this ore in the Piamoda j 1 eoal fields. Masks. —if we could only read each ,*■ | other's hearts, we should he kinder to * each other. If we knew the woes and ; 1 i bitterness and physical annoyances of j j our neighbors, we should make allow- 1 ances for them which we do not now. ' t We are about masked, uttering stereo typed sentiments, hiding our heart- 1 pangs and our headaches as artfully as 1 we can; and yet we wonder that others •' do not discover them by intuition. * Wo cover our best feelings from the x light; we do not so conceal our resent- * merits and dislikes, of which we are v prone to be proud. Often two people sit close together, with " I love you" < in either heart, and neither knows it. s j" I could be fond; but what use of < I wasting fondness on one who does not I c care for it ?" and so they part and go t their way alone. Life is a masquerade, t at which few unmask, even to their very i dearest. And though there is a need s of much masking, would to heaven we 1 dared show plainly our real faces, from c hirth to death, for then some few, at i least, would truly love each other. \ A curious accident happened to t a very portly Dan bury dau.c the other morning. SII9 cleaning a silver j teapot uyd. to kpep it in position had i , one hand inserted in it. It was a tight ( tit. She burnished away with all Imr s might, and when she had,gi.t polish i to suit her, she that she could <. tip/, lA.masv her baud. The heat, 1 ' generated by her exertion had «o swol- j s 1 leu the hand as to make its removal im- j , possible.. Alt efforts failed, and for the ; ; rest uf the morning she worked with t 1 one hand carrying the shining teapot < | on the other, and presenting a spectacle 1 i ; rarely equalled for novelty and grand- 1 eur. In the afternoon some expected i company arrived. She yufct theiu at ] the door with thw teapot on her hqud.ii and escorted them into the parlor, still accompanied by tho beautiful object, j 1 and a very red face caused by a final 1 and most despeiate effort to relieve her self of it. Towards evening the swel-! . ling wont down sufficiently to admit of release. — Daitbur;/ .Yctc.-v ♦ ♦ (fey** T» is never too late to learn, says the pi o verbs, but it has tah e tt tlic 1 French people sometime to learn about 1 notittoes They have now had the po- 1 tato almost fiOO years, but as we learn j from M. Clos. who lias been writing up , Ihe history of its introduction and cul ture, the potato has hardly yet found its way to some districts which are well ! adapted to it; in 18:12 a great laud- f owner was obliged to require his farm ers to plant it, under penalty of forfeit lug their leases, and in lSld one Dr. 1 Saint Andre, in a book written to \e- j commend the culture, asaqres his read- j ers that potatoes are really harmless j fu.'.d when they are perfectly ripe, and I . have not been "too recently dug. S3T " Dern you. see if you can catch i this," said a delighted .Mississ'pian, j drawing his revolver and letting tly at a 1 performer, who was executing a gun trick and catching the bullet in his teeth. The Augusta Ga.) Chronv lr insists that when women treat ministers ;• exactly as they treat other men, there f will be fewer scandals than there are now. TIIK NEW YORK I.IRF.RAI. < I.l'll. Some six years ago, Mi. I). T. Gard ner, with some of his friends, conceived the idea of founding a club for the dis cussion ot scientific and otlici subjects, but which should differ from theordiuarv debating clubs in such essential features as would give it a more solid character. It was decided that the club should meet one evening each week, and that then one of the members should give a lecture oti some subject of interest, giving him the utmost liberty iu the choice of subject and in the views rep ' resented, but that after the close of the lecture such other members as possessed ! additional information 011 the subject, • or were desirous of presenting opposite views, should also be allowed full lib erty to ventilate them in speeches not 1 exceeding ten minutes each; and then : the lecturer should have tlie privilege of closing the discussion in a fifteen- i minute address, while the public should he admitted free. As soon as this club was organized and had commenced its operations, it was greatly appreciated by that portion of the intelligent public who relish re ceiving information through the vehicle of an often spicy debate. The number ot members increased, as well as the i respectability of the club as a body; the late Horace Greeley accepted the Presi dency, and after his decease, Mr. James Partou became bis successor, and is still its President. Soon non-members offered to give lectures before the club, and some em inent men, foreiners as well as Ameri cans, have in this way been very useful to the interest of the club, and also to the public attending these meetings. The small room wheie the club met at first was soon abandoned for a larger one, while it now occupies quite a large : hall, seating about 1.000 persons, and which is crowded at almost eveiy meet ing. Ihe most peculiar feature of this in stitution, is that it is truly liberal, as its name indicates, though not in a po litical sense. Notwithstanding politics is not excluded, the club is by 110 means a political, but rather a scientif ic organization, as its leading men are more of a scientific turn of mind; still among its members men and women of every stamp are found and of the most extreme views in religion, politics, sci ence, etc., and this is exactly what makes the discussions so extremely in teresting. Notwithstanding all this, the mem bers always treat each other with parlia mentary politeness, even when uttering the most severe criticisms on the opin ions of their opponents, and to their ' credit it must be acknowledged that in the excitement of debate, personalities have always been avoided. This is in deed remarkable, as the club contains othodox and liberal Christians and Jews, Christian and Infidel Spiritualists, wom en's rights defenders, Positivists, Social ists, Deists, Pantheists, downright Athe- j ists, and Uuiversologists, with the Pan- , tarch himself at the head. The simple existence of such a club as a noble example of extreme tolerance can not but have a good influence on | society, showing practically as it does | the way in which we must treat those ! who differ from us in their views, to all those who regularly or occasionally! visit the meetings. An example of what can be done by good-will and proper co-operation, was shown when a member made the sug- j gestion to found a circulating library; | at once scores of members volunteered to furnish books from their own collec tions. Some gave six, some a dozen or more, some fifty or a hundred, and in a short lime a choice library of several hundred volumes was ngauy of which are now in the hands of the members, while one of the members volunteered to. act us librarian 011 those j days when books are given out or re turned. Another peculiar feature became ap parent when one of the wealthy mem bers offered, a lo.t and several thousand dollain vyitb an invitation to further sub-, scriptfons, su that the curb could erect its own building. This was strongly j opposed by some of the leading mem- ! bt-rs; the example of the American In stitute was pointed out, which, being : possessed of valuable property and sal- j aried officers, is at every election subject to a severe struggle on the part of the outs to get 111, winle, 011 the contrary, 1 111 the Liberal (''go as now organized, 110b'. dy can expect to gam any pecunia ry advantages; the elections are peace ful, intriguing agitations are kept away, , and only such persons take part who have a purely philosophical turn of mind and love knowledge ugd truth above all things. Another instance of a similar kind, vma shown when a very enlightened physcian of New York, suffering from an incurable disease, and knowing that his cud was to be expected in about four months, desired to will to the club 1 his whole fortune, (which was consider able,) on the condition that it should be ( employed to further his liberal views, especially in regard to the social and political condition of women, whose condition lie considered inferior to that of men and wished to have raised to a higher level. He had sons, who how ever did not need his fortune, and there fore wished to do as. luuoh good with his I possessions t\s lie considered possible. , The club, after due deliberation refused ' this offer and advised the testator to ! will all to Lis sons. The conviction | ) has now settled upon the minds of all. j that the safety of the New York Liberal j Club is based on its poverty. One of the daily papers lately, in , speaking of this club, gave a very cor ! reet sketch of some of the leading members, but made a statement in which it was represented that the club : induced unguarded strangers to lecture for them, and then after the lecture at tacked them with the most unmerciful criticisms. The lectures before the club j are most always given by some of the I members themselves, while often stran gers solicit, as a favor, to lecture before ' the club, so as to bring their ideas be fore an intelligent audience. If they are 1 : men of mind, and have something to i say worth listening to, it is always ac corded ou condition that after their j lecture they submit to the ten-minute criticising or eulogistic speeches of the ' 1 members. The club is, in this respect, so liberal and indulgent to all, that one of the members lately said, aud truly so, that if one of the old prophets or apostles, or even Christ himself, reappeared on earth, and came to New York, lie woufil scarcely be admitted into our fashionable I churches, but the New York Liberal , Club would be the only place where lie would meet with a cordial reception 1 and given a respectful hearing of what ! he might have to say. C \MI:I, Binxxo. —Mounting the camel is not difficult, but it has some sweet ' surprises for the novice. The camel lies upon the ground with all his legs i shut up under him like a jackknife. You scat yourself in the broad saddle, and cross your legs in front of the pom mel. Before you are ready something like a private earthquake begins under you. The camel raises his hindquartei. suddenly, and throws you over 1 pou his neck; and- before you recover 110111 that lie straightens up iiis knees, and gives you a jerk over his tail; and while you are not at all certain what has happened, he begins to move off with that dislocated walk which sets you in- 1 to a seesaw motion, a weaving back wards and forwards in the capacious saddle. Not having a hinged back fit for this movement, you lash the beast with your koorbash to make him change his gait. He is nothing loth to do it, and at once starts into a high trot, which sends you a foot into tlie air at every step, bobs you from side to i side, drives your backbone into your brain, and makes castanets of your teeth. Capital exercise. When you j have enough of it you pull up, and humbly inquire what is the hea then method of riding a dromedary.— ('lutr/i's Jhiilh'i/ Wiinfr. in " Jfos/ci/'.s and .Vuminu*." -♦ ♦- STAMMKKINO. — A gentleman who stammered from childhood almost up to manhood gives a very simple remedy for the unfortunate: "Go into a room where you will be quiet and alone, get some book that will interest but not ex cite you, and sit down and read two j hours aloud to yourself, keeping your ! teeth together. l>o the same thing i ; every two or three days or once a week , if-very tiresome, always taking care to read slowly and distinctly, moving the ! lips but not the teeth. Then when con versing with others, try to speak as slowly and distinctly as possible, and make up your mind that you will not stammer. Well, I tiied this remedy, not having much faith in it, I must con fes, but willing to do most anything i to cure myself of such an annoying dif- j fieultv. I read for two hours aloud with mv teeth' together. The first re- j 1 * *0 | suit was to make my tongue and jaws ache, that is while I was reading, ami 1 the next to make me feel as if some- j I thing had loosened my talking appara-1 I tus, for 1 could speak with less diffi- ( | culty immediately. The change was so ; j great that every one who knew me re- 1 I marked it. I repeated the remedy j every live or six days for a month, and i I then at longer intervals until cured." 1 | S3r* One way of conducting a spell- ' j ing bee in England is to let one person 1 begin with u letter, the next one must ! add to it, having a complete word in his ' head, and so an, until some one finishes J whatever word may eventually bo man ufactured. Says a writer in the Court | Circular, "It is astonishing how unfa- ! miliar certain common combinations of j letters sound wben said iu this way. j j Thus I heard of a bee held in a com ! mcroial room in a large hotel, when the word lias got as far as Z1 N. ' What on earth can zin' be the beginning of?' said the next man, and he was so con vinced there could be no word in the , language beginning in that wav that he made various bets against it, then chal lenged the last speaker- -that is, asked i him to complete the word. ' Zinc," was the answer, end thereupon the puzzled I j one jumped up with a spasm of agony, i By •love.' ho said, 'and I travel in it j 'myself.' That was the fact; he repre sented a hardware firm an i sold zinc I every day of his life." S C. L. YaihuiJighain,—»'* Val' was, when quite a young man, a mem ber <>f the Ohio Legislature, and aiubi ' tious to show off his accomplishments. 0,i,0 day he concluded one of his i speeches with quite u lengthy Latin quotation. After he had taken his seat a portly member from Miami sedately , arose, arrested the attention oi the Speaker, and proceeded to declaim a Wyandotte Indian speech in the origi nal tongue. H its conclusion he solemnly took his seat. All eyes were turned upon the speaker in wonder and amazement until ho finished, then catch i ing a ofiiiijjae of " Val'' frowning and ihowiug his teeth, a roar of laughter fairly shook the house. It is safe to say after that "\al " wasted no more Latin quotations on that House. VALUES. —We apprehend that many of our readers do not realize that there is a steady decline in values in all species of property all over the country. The curtailing of- business operations within legitimate, limits and the anticipa i tion of a return to specie values can be assigned us the causes. The decline is not apparent to the ordinary operator, except in merchandise, but we may rest assured real estate as all other species of property will be affected. No man 1 is safe in relying upon the present in flate 1 values as a basis for safe business operations. Safe business men will shape their operations to meet the new order of things near at hand. ZSC A granger writes to a rural paper , to ask "How long should cows be milked ?" Why, the same as short cows, of course. WHOLE XO. Sl<». 31 YSTKHIOI'S SOr\DS, Perhaps the most familiar of mys- J tenons sounds are those produced by " I the ventroiloquist; familiar, because 1 almost every country fair is visited by one or other of these exhibitors; mys terious, because the real source of sound does not correspond with the ap parent. It lies within the province of * the anatomist or physiologist to explain how it is that some men can speak as if ' from the stomach instead of the throat, 1 and without any j erceptible move | ment of the lips; but the person ! | who can do this, the ventriloquist, may make himself a most bewildering I deceiver of those who listen to him. ' Our power of determining the exact direc tion whence a sound comes is less than we usually imagined. It issuiit that Sa ' ville Carey, who could well imitate the whistling of the wind, would sometimes ; amuse himself by exercising this urt in I a public coffee-house; some of the guests at once rose to see whether the | windows were quite closed, while others i would button up their coats, as if cold. I Sir David Brewster notices a ventrilo quist of exceptional skill, M. St. Gille, who one day entered a church where some monks were lamenting the death of a brother. Suddenly they heard a voice, as if from over their heads, be j w ailing the condition of the departed in purgatory, and reproaching them for their want of zeal; not suspecting the trick, they fell on their faces and I chanted the DP L'r< </ U A conimit i tee appointed by the Academie des Sciences to report on the phenomena of ventriloquism went with M. St. (Idle to a house of a lady, to whom they an nounced that they had come to investi gate a case of aerial "spirits" some where in the neighborhood. During i the interview .-die heard v hat she termed " spirit voices'" above ber bead, under neath the ihior, and in distant parts of ! the room, and was with difficulty cou i voiced that the only spirit present was the ventriloquistie voice of M. St. (liile. Brewster tells of another master of this art, Lotus Brabant, valet tie cbambro to Francis 1., whose suit was rejected 1 by the parents of a beautiful ami well dowered girl with whom he was in love lie called on the mother, after the death of the father, again to urge his suit; and while he was present she heard the J voice of her deceased husband, expres ! sing remorse for having rejected Louis Brabant, and conjured her to give her | immediate consent to the betrothal, j Frightened and alarmed ,sho consented. Brabant, deeming it desirable to behave liberally in the marriage arrangements, ' but having not much cash at command, | resolved to try whether his ventiilo | quism would be as efficacious with a I money-lending banker as it bad been I with the widow. Calling on the old ! usurer at Lyons, lie managed that the ; conversation should turn upon the sub i ject of demons, spectres and purgatory, j Suddenly was heard the voice ot the ; usurer's father complaining of the hor ! rible sufferings he was enduring in pur ! gatory, and saying that there was no i way of obtaining alleviation except by I the usurer advancing money to the visi ! tor for the sake of ransoming Christians in the hands of the Turks. The usuicr j was terrified, but too much in love with ! his gold to yield at once. Brabant went next dav and resumed the conver j sation, when shortly were heard the voices of a host of dead lelations, all • telling the same terrible story, and all I pointing out the only way of obtaining i relief. The usurer could resist no lon ger; lie placed 1(1,000 crowns in the hands of the unsuspected ventriloquist, who of course forgot to pay if ovei for the raiuson of Christians either in Tur -1 key or anywhere else. When the usurer learned afterward how lie had been duped lie died of vexation. Of all pro ducers of so-called mysterious sounds. Dr. Tyndall's sensitive or vowel flame is one of the most curious. Out, of a par ticular kiud of gas, with a burner of peculiar construction, the learned Pro- I lessor produces a lighted jet of flame nearly two feet in height, extremely narrow, and so exquisitely sensitive to sounds that it sings and dances up and 1 down in response to everything that is sung or sail, with different degrees of | sensibility for different vowel sounds, j " The slightest tap on a distant anvil j reduce- it height to seven inches. When a bunch of keys is shaken, the flame is | violently agitated and emits a loud roar. The dropping of a sixpence in a hand already containing coin at a dis tance of twenty yards, knocks the flame i down. It is not possible to walk across I the floor without agitating the flame. The creaking of boots sets it in violent ; commotion. The crumbling or tearing j of paper, or the rustle of a silk dress, I does the same. It is%tartled by the patter of a rain drop. I hold a watch J near the tlame; nobody hears it tick; but you will see the effect upftn the tlame; at every.tick it falls and roars. The winding up of a w itch produces I tumult. The twittering of a distant sparrow shrieks in the flame; the note iof a cricket would do the same. A chirrup from a distance of thirty yards ; cause it to fall and roar." In reference . to the power of the flame to respond to i poetry, the Professor says: " The I flame selects from the sounds those to 1 which it can respond; it notices some by the slightest nod, to others it bows i more distinctly, to some its obeisance j is very profound, while to many sounds ! it turns an entirely deaf ear." —i'ham- ' bpi-.f' Journal. An illustration of the value of j timber on waste lands is afforded by the sale of wood which took place on the | i estate of the Earl of Cawdor in Nairn shire the other day. In 1820, two hills, about three thousand acres in extent, j | were planted with fir and other trees, I and after stieoes-ive thinnings, the sale ot which realized larye sums, the re mainder of the wood has just been sold oil for the sum of C 10,000. The sum r realized for the wood on this waste land ) during the fifty years is stated to be t equal per acre to the return for the best arable land in the country.

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