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' V THE SUNDAY GAZETTE: FORT WAYNE, im, SUNDAY MOMmO. OCTOBER 12,1884. CAZETTE COMPANY, ftoMUfcmn an* Proprietors W cento eacb per ctnt. dUwonnt on ; five per cent, [discount on twelve ·uraths contract, lied type will absent NOTICE. The subscription for the SCM»AY GAZETTE is invariably in advance. All subscribers in arrears will be dropped from the list Patrons of the SUNDAY GAZETTE not receiving same promptly should kindly notify us at once. CHAS. K. ARCHER, Circulator. WHAT is a dude? A fifty cent head with a five dollar hat on it. ONE man, in Santa Barbara, Cal, lias raised 800,000 pampas plumes this season. NEVER since the war has there been Been so many new vessels in the Brooklyn navy yard. PORTLAND, OREGON, has lost over a jnillion of dollars' worth of property by fire since January 1st. DuRrae the third quarter of the year, $86,000,000 worth of buildings -were projected in New York. OREGON grapes demand a better ·price in the Portland market than the California "^ "" """ f there. ==^= "GRIZZLY DAN," forma bear hunter. How were the pyramids built? has been a question that puzzled the scientific world for ages. Where did the material come from, and how weie the huge blocks of stone transported and lifted into place? It would be an undertaking that would baffle the engineering skill at this day, with all our machinery and the experience possessed by us. There are the pyramids--that fact is not to be overlooked. But how were they built, where were the huge blocks of stones gotten to build them with and how were the same lifted into position? These are questions that have puzzled scientific men for so many years. At the recent convention of scientific men held in Philadelphia, a paper was read by one who has made that subject a study and who has visited the spot and made examination of the structures in question, as well as the basin of the Nile and the country where the pyramids stand. The object of the paper was to establish the fact that pyramids were built from the top downward, justifying the statement of Herodatus that the pyramids were built from the "top downward." The theory is that the pyramids were isolated hills, used as quarries from which stones were drawn for edifices, and hence the excavations. The hills were, in the course of time, under the management of competing engin- f rom the country twelve or more years yet if he arrives at his former place, or home on election day he will have the same right to vote that a citizen has who has not been beyond the limits of his voting precinct. Why there should be a distinction made against an officer or a soldier in olir army is hard to understand, if really true. THERE are four legal holidays that Americans religiously respect in their observance. Business is practically suspended on Christmas, New Years, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving day each year. The sentiment of our people is to strictly observe the same, and in this the law of the land is with the the grapes, which are sent the famous Call- has been commit- insane taken The Jew- the healthiest in ted to the insane asylum as an patient. ___ ONLT seven Jews have been with the cholera in France, ish district is one of the world. KEY. DR. ROBERT LAIRD COLLIER lias been called to the pastorate of the Unitarian church, at Kansas City, Missouri. IT is rumored in Washington that President Arthur is to marry Miss Tillie Frelinghuysen, the daughter of the secretary of state. THERE is $873,000,000 of gold and silver coin and bullion in the country. This is a gain of $37,000,000 during the past year. This is not a very discouraging showing. __ Miss MOLLIE GAHFIELD is going to be educated at Vassar. Of the 596 ·full course graduates of the institution since 1867, 188 have married and only twenty-seven have died. THE London Times says that there are in England over 300,000 cycilists, and that the capital invested in the manufacture of bicycles and tricycles is about $15,000,000, employing from «5,000 to 10,000 persons. GEORGE BANCROFT, the venerable liistorian, has reached his eighty- fourth year. He has devoted a long busy life to his favorite work, the "History of the United States." He is still in good health and is at work revising and remodeling parts "of his work. _____ DR. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GRAHAM, of Louisville, Ky., celebrated the 10th of this month his centennial birthday. He was born October 10th, 1884, near Danville, Ky. He knew Daniel Boon. Ho was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was one of the earliest graduates from the medical department of Iransylvania University. He practiced medicine forty years. BISMARCK proposes to purchase all the government railways in the German empire and place them under one management, with heaelquaitcrs at Berlin. While many may oppose the idea of consolidating the same, the result will be an advantage to the public who do the traveling. Short roads under separate management are usually more of annoyance than is generally supposed. But it is a question whether a government should own railways. In Germany it may do, in this country it would not do. _ THE experiment of sugar beet growing cost the French many millions of francs; but the matter was persisted in until it became a great success. At this time the sugar beet industry is passing through another severe trial in France. The Germans are underselling the French, owing to the fact that common labor is cheaper in Germany than in France. The United States is peculiarly well adapted to the culture of the sugar beet; and but for the high labor would take the lend in this industry. This disadvantage will be met by the us« of machinery, no doubt, and by a judicious system of protection to the sugar industry. eers, cut into pyramids as they now appear. There are Instances r where isolated hills are found, and the theory is not ia that respect wholly incredible. That sovereigns conceived the idea to have the old quarries cut in shape so as to become monument* commemorating events is not at all improbable. The idea may be the correct one, and if established will explain many things which have been real mysteries to this day in regard to the monster structures known as the Egyptian Pyramids. The subject has been under consideration and the investigation will doubtless be pushed forward. GLOWING SUNSETS. Our evening sunsets are as brilliant at this time as they were a year ago. The learned scientists, or astronomers, labored very hard to show that the eruptidn of certain volcanoes on she Islands of Java and neighborhood were the cause of the unusual brilliant sunsets. The theory advanced was that certain dust, or particles of matter, had been thrown into the upper regions of the air and was floating in space. The reflections of light from the sun at sunset hours caused all this. The theory was pretty generally adopted, although it must be confessed that many thuoght it a shallow way to explain so peculiar a phenomenon. But, as we are in the habit of exercising more faith in what scientists say than in anything else, we took what was said in "good faith." But scientists, like other people, are not omniscient and by far not infallible. The evening sunsets we now witness would indicate that the dust, or matter ejected into the upper regions of the air, has not settled down, and is still a disturbing element in the upper deep. But then some may ask why it did not show £ its presence during the spring and summer months. The sentiment, that on these days labor and business in all departments should cease. There is another day which comes only once in four years which should be placed in the catalogue, of legal holidays and observe strictly. That is, the first Tuesday after the first Mdnday ia November each fourth year, or the day on which the presidential election occnrrs. If there be a day on which all traffic should cease, and the time given to one, and only one object, it is the day when our citizens are called on to select a chief magistrate for the nation. There is certainly something in the day, and in the duties of that day, which makes it particularly appropriate that it should be regarded as something more than an ordinary day. On that day the entire people should be free to devote the time, in attending the polls, and in- looking on, or over, the machinery through, or by which the people make a choice for the chief of the nation. It would.be a move in the proper direction to place that day among the national holidays, and the people should devote it religiously to the duty or the service connected with an elector's priviledge. All men would then be free to go and stay at the polls as long as desired. THE outlook for the orange crop in Florida is splendid. The reports from all parts of the state are .not in, but all points heard from report splendid prospects for a large yield. The old groves are bearing heavily. Some of the trees are loaded heavier than ever before, while a large number of young groves just commencing, help to swell the crop to larger proportions than ever before reached. Florida and her fruits are beginning to occupy the place they deserve and especially is orange growing an industry of mammoth proportions. BOLD Ben Butler is now in the Keystone state, and is meeting in some localities with a royal reception. On his late visit to this community our esteemed cotemporaries did not boom him, but did not "speak as they passed by." Strange are the mutations of politics. FROM the report of the directors of convict prison in England, it is found that the total number of persons in The CMdBg Novel. Preface--The American people are busy and hollow-chested. People who are" in a hurry have no time to waste over a two-volume romance, and most everybody is in a hurry nowadays. This is what novel literature is coaxing to. FAtJLlNK--A DRAMATIC REALISM. Prologue in the year 1865--Pauline Warrington is a wealthy heiress lapped in luxury. There is apparently nothing in the way of her union with Claudian. But O tie hollow mockery of appearances ! Under the rosebush is a serpent, invisible, watching t The serpent is a man. Hi* name is M. Trayzeuo. That he is a villain it ia hardly necessary to remark. He had watched Pauline at first with the greedy eye of love, and then with the venom of jealous hate, the acerbity, of gallnnlimited. It is simply this: Pauline had rejected him for Claudian. Ahal It remains only to wait under the rosebush and plot. M. Trayzeno plots deeply. One night Claudian is found with a dagger in his heart. Boo-oo-oo! Act 1.--Pauline is the bride of · M. Trayzeno. She never suspects and she has'permitted herself to love him. He will help her discover the assassin of Claudian. Ah, ha! Act 2.--Flub. Act 3.--More flub. Act 4--It is night The wife awakes out of a deep slumber. What is this vision? 'Nightmare? No; a somnambulist. 'Tis M. Trayzeno walking in his sleep. What is this he is doing? He seems to be stooping over an imaginary something. What glistens in his hand ? Our Magnificent Stock of CLOTHING skies then did not indicate the presence of anything of the kind. All was "calm and serene" then. But the skies now show tho old signs, and how will astronomers explain these signs? The faith in dust thrown into the upper regions of the sky has vanished. Some other story must be invented. These scientists, who are so averse to faith, must give something more substantial. custody, under sentence of penal servitude is 9,742. In 1869 the number 11,660. There has been a steady decrease from that date to tho present time. THE mellowness of old wine ha s been found by experiments in Germany, to be due to an increase in the qucintity of glycerine that it contains, rather than to a decrease of tannin. The mellowness depends upon the quantity of the wine. THE St. Vitus dance is said to have yielded in every case recently treated by a Baltimore physician, who prescribed a wine glass full three times daily, for a month of a tea of the herb called skull cap. THE Empress Eugenie is said to be failing in health rapidly, and it is thoujrnt will soon follow her husband the emperor, and her son, who was murdered by the wild men of Africa. HAVK ARMY OFFICERS A RIGHT TO VOTE? Officers while in the service of the Army of the United States arc not regarded as having a regular homo, or one that will enable the~i to vote on elections. The statement is made that General Sherman, although he has taken up his permanent abode at St. Louis, where he lived and was a citi- zon prior to the war, has no right to vote in that city. He is arotirel army officer. Still connected with and under the regulations of the army, and that on that account is not a voter. This, if true, is really a peculiar state of affairs. Why an officer in tho United States army has no legitimate place of residence is a matter hard to understand. Every other class of citi- /cn in the nation can, at pleasure select a place which he may claim as his permanent residence, and which he will not loose, though ho bo away for jears on business for himself or for tho nation. The prcsidentof the United States has been away from New York, his home for nearly four years, yet if he arrives in that city before the polls close on the d*y of election he can and will vote. Tbe Minuter to Chin* fro» literary Sharpshooting. Drawing social types is a species of literary diversion that has its attendant quicksands. If there is any vitality in the sketch at all a personality is sure to be suggested, and thereby follows friction, silent or suppressed, as may be. If the supposed victim is a person of tact ho will never express his suspicions, however active they may be; if, on the other hand, he is impelled by temperament toward sharp corners he will find them in abundance. But it is more than an even question, after all, whether this stylo of writing is really very high art; whether it is not to literature a little what tho tricks of a clown are to amusements--something at whieh the crowd will laugh, but which never yet edified or improved anybody. And tho writer who has any realization of the higher privilege of his calling wonld-rather sacrifice this transient flash of flame, however brilliant, than deliberately to wound the sensibilities of any individual. Personal peculiarities, except when generalized, are hardly fair targets for literary shartehooters.--Lilian WMtvng'8 Letter, IT ia said that the bore worm i« destroying the pine trees of North Carolina. The bore, be it a worm o* man, is an intolerable nuisance. The worm may be excused if he is a bore, as h« hatn't brain* to be anything else. A man )»*· no excuse whatever for being a bonk A dagger? Yes! 'Ah, horrible 1 He strikes; and then? Those words 1 Unsay those words! Unsay them! But, no; he repeats them! The dreadful secret of years is put. Ah, she is upon him now! Forgive her; she is beside herself. She knows not what she does. Her hands close about his throat. With superhuman strength she drags him to the window. She lifts him upon the sill. He -wakes! His eyes roll back in his head. One moment, one terrible moment! He falls! He throws his arms about him like a drowning man, and She--she, too--lights out! G-O-R-E-! Gore. The end. FUOM SOILMONGEB'S MAGAZINE. Agnes loves Bnllethead, Bullethead loves Agnes. Bliss. The stern parent objects to their union. Gloom. They try to elope. Good. They are caught. Bad. They try the Dr. Tanner business, to see if the stern parent won't relent. Awful suspense. Will she starve to death? No; and the stern parent does not relent. Obstinate man. At last the lovers are alone together on a rock, very high up. It is for the last time. Their lips meet in the last, long, quivering kiss. Is it accident or is it design? No one will be ever ab!e to tell. The stern parent approaches in the distance. They are treading horribly near the fatal precipice. They grow dizzy. Their arms are about each other. There; they are gone! Don't look, reader, for pity's sake don't look! They will fall down 'steen stories and bust. The end. TUB LOST BRIDE. A young man has just married a beautiful girl, and a party of friends in the old manor were assisting at a "house-warming." One queer old genius, whose name was Flubdub, made a bet that he could hide himself where nobody could find him. The bet was taken, and the old man finally concluded that he had rather hide somebody else, and hid the bride. He hid her and stood around in great glee during their unavailing search. All of a sudden he was taken with convulsions and expired. The girl could never be found. Mystery. TO BE PAID FOB. There was a hollow in two rocks next the seashore. Two men stood there alone. They were invisible from the land. There was only a vessel sailing off upon the blue ocean. Suddenly one man detaches a large bowlder from its place and holds it over his companion's head. Will he crunch him? If ho kills him he will die. [The continuation of this thrilling romance -will bo found in company with the remains of the author in tomb 211 of the New York Cemetery.] ONE-ACT TKAQEDY. "Clarinda, will you be mine?" The speaker was a young man, and the one he addressed -was a beautiful girl. She burst into tears, and he collected the water in a bucket. The end. IT IS AM. HERE. They met, loved, quarreled, made it up. End.--Boston Globe, A Chinese Shave. The customer seats himself erect on a stool or bench, with the knowledge that an hour muat pass before he is released. The barber begins operations by carefully washing the victim's face, ears, and head with very warm water, wiping off tho dripping parts with a wet towel. He then begins shaving the head, or rather round the crown where the cue begins, commencing over the right ear and moving along until the forehead and tho lower part of the backhead are cleaned. He next passes to tho face and afterward to the neck. The ears are shaved and carefully brushed out and cleaned with delicate brushes and ingenious instruments. The face, neck, and arms are then washed and rubbed until the skin assumes a healthy pink. Tho second part is somewhat like tho "Swedish movement cure." The barber begins to turn and manipulate tho head and neck until every cord and muscle has been stretched, pinched, and pulled. VALID AT Slightly damaged by smoke must be closed out at once at Insurance Appraisement To accommodate the crowds an extra force of salesmen have been employe*, SAM, PETE MAX, STAR CLOTHING HOUSE, LONGEVITTAND LABOR. Work Preserves the Health, Indtoneu Weakens It. Ericsson, the veteran inventor, was 80 years old yesterday. He is in excellent health, and works, it is said, sixteen hours a day, thus proving an exception to the general rule that old men are incapable of great exertion. But perhaps this general rule, like many others that are received without question, is a fallacy. Perhaps it might be fairly asserted that busy men live longer than idle men; that work is, after all, the true elixir of life. Many noteworthy instances where longevity coincides with remarkable mental activity will easily occur to the reader. Was not Sophocles more than 90 when, to prove that he was not in his dotage--as his heirs claimed, in order to get his money--he wrote one of his greatest tragedies? Did not Humboldt do more work at four score than many bright men at 40? Goethe, as everyone knows, died with pen in band at the age of 82. Von Banke, the foremost of living historians, has just published another volume of bis Universal History; he will be 89 years old next December. Oarlyle and Emerson lost none of their vigor until they reached three score years and ten. And, to-day, who imagines that Oliver Wendell Holmes, already on the verge of 75, is old) Longfellow did some of his best work shortly before his death, at 75, and Whittier is now two years older than that The vast energies, ·whose sum in many directions are known as Victor Hugo, shows no signs of decreptitnde, although it is more than eighty-two years since Victor Hugo was born. Historians, it may be remarked, have usually been long-lived. Voltaire died at 84. Thierry and [ CURIOUS AND SCTESTIFIC. PBOF. WH.LIAM NORTH BIOS says that- the Connecticut river was once 160 feet deep and fifteen miles broad. THE best India ink has a brownish) tint, is very hard and heavy in th* stick, and has a metalic wring wherfc struck. If it sounds dull it is not uniform. As enterprising Frenchman has in' vented a baby which no ordinary traveler could distinguish from the usual infant. It cries at any moment desired* without the aid of pins or colic and ifl- used by -women desiring to have a rail* way carriage all to themselves. IN a foreign school of industry it waa_ observed that the girls were doing bet* ter work industrially and making bet 1 ? ter progress mentally than the boys; The girls were given only eighteen hours a week to study, while the boys devoted thirty-six hours to school. When tho boys were submitted to the same ruleav as the girls the result was more even^ thus showing that a fair assignment of" manual with mental work is the best plan.--Dr. Foote'a Health Monthly. . To MAKE gum for thick labels dis* ·olve one pound of gum arabio in one quart of cold water, and strain through, flannel. For chemists' labels take one pound of gum arable and dissolve it in! three pints of cold water; add one tat blespoonfull of glycerine and two/ ounces of honey. Strain through flan* nel, and apply with a piece of turkeji sponge, which will last in constant us* three or four months; common sponger goes to pieces almost directly. Xiay thft sheet to be gummed on a flat board and gum over eyenly. | SOME remarkable observations liav. t- The shoulders, arms, and back are also scientifically pounded nnd pulled until tho victim expresses a desire to have tine manipulating stop. The otto is then unbraided, combed, and cleaned, and again braided up and put in place. Occasionally, when a barber desires t« show great attention to a distinguished customer, he rubs and pulls his fingers, and even his toes, until the joints crack. THE mind that has beauty in it, and learns not to express it, is like an iron that has a jewel set in it--it holds it for no suitable use, and is rn«t gathering while it dom M.-- Rev. H. Hooker. WBRB we M eloquent at angels we ·honld plea** some more by listening Micheletat76;Mignet and Guizot at 87, George Bancroft is now 84, and George Tichnor lived to be 80. In pub- lie life we have had several recent examples of great men whose power for statesmanship did not diminish through age. Gladstone is nearly 75, Palmerston was Prime Minister at the time of his death, two days before he had completed his 81st year. Benjamin Franklin, in the last century, lived to be 84. These instances suffice to show that there are constitutions which not only can bear, but which actually need the stimulus of hard work up to a very advanced period. Of course, on the other hand, might be cited the remarkable men who died young, but even from their experience the fact might be brought out, not that they were killed by overwork, but by irrational work. Usually, as in the case of Keats, early death is the result of chronic disease. Shelley, who is always mentioned among those whose life stretched but a span, was drowned accidentally, and there is good reason to believe that but for this he would have lived to old age, because he was physically strong. Raphael, Mozart, Byron, Burns, and Schubert succumbed just at the age ·when most men reach their prime, but it must not be forgotten that the last three undermined their health by excesses. Shakespeare, Napoleon, Csosar, and Beethoven, recognized as the unrivalled giants in their respective departments, died between 50 and 60. But on the other hand Michael Angolo, than whom no man ever expended more energy on his vast achievements, lived to be 90, and Titian was 99. It is evident, therefore, that while no strict law can be established, there is a relation between longevity and labor. Work preserves the health while idlenoes tends to weaken it--Philadelphia Bulletin. Khartoum in the Native Mind of Africa. Kartoum is a namo that is known among the wildest savages of equatorial Africa who never heard of Paris or London; to them it is the center of all that is great, and it is the capital of everything. The abandonment of Khartoum would, in their estimation, be the disiuptionof a central power, which would imply impotence. The glave hunters have been suppressed by tho authority from Khartoum, and the force required for that suppression has emanated from that center of strength and government; if, therefore, Khartoum should bo abandoned, the protection that was the support of loyal tribes of the interior would have been withdrawn, the supporting power would have been overthrown, and the slave hunters would again be in th« a*omd- Samuel B*ktr. lately been made in regard to the hea of the human body. By means of ai ingenious instrument invented by Di Lumbard, of New York, it is ascertains that a -woman's body is warmer thai that of a man by about three-fourths o a degree, and sometimes as high a one-half a degree, while in no instano has the warmth of a male's body bee found to be greater than that of the male. It is also definitely ascertain! that children are decidedly warm* than adults, the difference being abo; one degree Fahrenheit, and that younger the child the greater the veraity. A difference in the heat the sides of the body is discovered be an invariable law. The left aide the head, and extending downward the base of the neck, is much hotter than the right side. These curio facts open up to medical men a line of research and inquiry. AN interesting discovery has b made by Mr. Carl Lahmeyer, a youijff professor of music in London. Soi time ago he had an opportunity of spooling a grand piano made for Alma Tadema, from the artist's own signs. Mr. Lahmeyer noticed that instrument was decorated with rep: sentations of birds On purauijg some researches at the Biitish Muse he observed on a series of Egyp' sculptures a set of birds of precis the same character as those he " seen on M. Alma Tadema's piano. Tltey were arranged in uneven rows, sope high and some low, and it occurred Mr. Lahmeyer that possibly they rip- resented musical notes Ho put fie- matter to the test, and found that ihe position of the birds corresponded to that of notes in our modern scale. (Te made out of them a distinct me! which he surmised to be an Egyp hymn. The air ia of the simplest sible character, but it is very »we A Fish Story. "They've a man-eating shark town," said Mr. Jones to his "quite a curiosity." "I don't see what makes it a our ty," answered Mrs. Jones, shortly. si- od "Did you ever see one?" a Jones. "No; but I saw a man eating pifcp- kin pie, and a whole crowd lookini at- him," Then Jones laid down his paper net explained that a man-oating shark a large fish on exhibition at one o markets. "So yon naid," answered Mrs. Jn««, calmly, "and if the man prefers *Urk to other fl*h, I don't BC« as it's anybody'* bnflineiw but hid own." w Then Jonea tor* out a hundfnl 11 hi* hair, bat r*K*faMd 1 f\ I .fc^V^ v ^^kVV*^' IT V^'*M l ^ ''* * ^Jr'^.-"-^ *TH

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