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! OGDEN DAILY COM3IEECIAL; WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, IS91. TALK CAN WITH rrmaciM A M Muiu4 ONEYS. THE h 1 BLINDNESS AMONS Bll4 Live. lee A mrsten jqs individual hsacU V coward's gardras to jca U atTr.bc.tl the g.'t tf eoovensEg with motkrys ia deia a httie old their about thro. acor who Uii alwsys alone vein a&d ten, bat to eo one very Lttls ia known and about him. For nearly a year past th old gettlemaa has daily visited that former popular resort, df posited the entrance ft, and as quickly aa hi fetb strength will allow aad with on las seamed aad weatlx beaten countenance proceeds at one to tia monkey eage. The monkeys recognize him and set np a chattering and bowling that would grata on a sensitive perse n's nerves, bnt the old man dues not mind it a bit II enjoys it, and beams on the quadrumana that make every effort to reach him through the iron bars with an expression that would lead one to think that bis soul was wrapped up in them. , Finally, the noise subsides and the old man gaze into a dozen comical expectant faces pressed against the bars, with twenty-fou- r pairs of bright eyes looking at him. and utters a few guttural sounds that astonihb and please the monkeya He perfectly imitates the sounds of mott cf them, and all arrange themselves in a semicircle and with great seriousness lii, ten to all he has to aay. Sometimes his tone is serious, when all the monkeys put on a very abject expression and look s sorrowful as a monkey can. Then again, when the tones are different, the monkeys will dance about with every evidence of delight, and all begin to jabber at once, until the old man points his finger at one of the largest All remain silent while he seemingly carries on a conversation with one of the older ones, imitating all the grimaces and actions of a monkey aa well as any human being could. Sometimes the conversation lasts an hour or more, when the little man bids his friends adieu until the morrow. It is said by some that the little man was once a sea captain, whose crew was murdered by the natives on the coast of Brazil, and he made his escape to the loresta or tne interior witn no com panions bnt the monkeys for many months, and subsisted entirely on the wild fruits and other food berries that he could gather. It is supposed that he obtained some knowledge of their method of communication during the months of bis enforced residence in the wilderness that enables him to engage the attention of the monkeys at Woodward's Gardens. When accosted the old man will not reply, and his mysterious behavior is a source of much comment San Fran cisco Examiner. t H on t DO YOU NEED JOB PRINTING u OF AJNTY KIND? A Live Package la the Dead Letter Offlee. Is it to be expected that an ordinary clerk, without special remuneration. shall expose himself to the dangers incident to the opening of the multitudinous and mysterious packages that are left as metaphorical foundlings upon the figura tive doorstep of the postmaster general? Lest these penis be deemed imaginary, it may be appropriate to refer to seventeen snakes that arrived together on one occasion in a parcel of the sort described, although they were all very much alive, especially a rattler, eight feet in length and one of the biggest ever captured, that rattled its nine rattles and showed its fangs to the unaffected dismay of the young gentleman who undid the bundle. So great was bis embarrassment that he failed at the moment to keep accurate count of the reptilian consignment, and three weeks later the entire office was set in a stir by the unexpected appearance from beneath his desk of a three foot adder speckled in yellow and black. Owing to the fact that adders of other than the arithmetical variety are discouraged in government offices, this particular serpent is now enjoying a perennial spree ia a bottle of alcohol on a shelf in the Dostofflce department-Washing- ton Letter. Origin tt an Old Fad. A practice was common about fifty years ago of rubbing the eye in a peculiar way from the outer to the inner corner, the result being, aa was supposed, to strengthen the sight The practice originated with Prasident John Quincy Adams, who had what is called "a weeping eye," diabase having caused the closing of some of the ducts, so that he was forced to wip3 away the overflowing moisture about once in every five minutes. He always wiped his eye from the outer to the inner corner, and some one noticing this peculiar action, and knowing also that, although he had passed his eightieth year, he never used spectacles, connected the two facts and started the theory that rubbing the eye in the way indicated prevented the changes inseparable from advancing years. For a time all the old people in the country spent half their time rubbing their eyes, but the fad soon died out, and is now scarcely remembered, save by some old man who saw people practicing it when he was a boy. Interview in St Louis Globe-Democr- The Piscina of an English Chnrch. Often in the furthermost end of an aisle or transcept. recessed into the wall, or but slightly standing out of it, bracket fashion, may be seen the small piscina that was used in old times when there wa9 an altar there. Besides these, only much more rarely, a piscina upon the ground may be seen. This is a small hole upon the floor ut the east end of the church, south of the altar. If there were no piscina into which to pour the water in which the chalice was rinsed, we might assume this was intended to carry it away, but in three out of four examples known there are piscina on the walls us well. These ground piscinse have been noticed in St Catherines chapel, in Carlisle cathedr 1, and in the churches at Utterton, in Lincolnshire; Little Caster-toRutlandshire and Hevingham, Norfolk. It has been suggested they may have been made to carry away the water used in the consecration of the building, Uentleuiun s Magazine. If YouOare engaged in any kind of Business, be it Large or Small, you will need something in our line. COMMERCIAL, RAILROAD, BANK, LEGAL AND COUNTY PRINTING AND BINDING. tkrt rtM-Shirs rimer Intuuat 4 It Las been slat! that LHniates is race prevalent amoeg hones ia America than among those of chr coostriea if u the case the caaae c4 the er-- J thocli be investigated and removed if possible without delay, it is the fact that blind ntm is more prevalect amotg horses ia Ohio than those cf any other ernoa of the country. The cases of r.iindwm are attributed in agreat measure to overf eniing. the Ohio boras becommon ing notorionsly fat It is practice to f oros the fat upon horses intended tot sale by atung them principally with Indian com, and keeping them without service in warm, dose stables. This method of feeding soon fattens a horse, bat at the same time its digestive functions are injured by the treatment It is now believed that blindness can be traced to a sympathetic relation between disorder of the digestive organs and the brain, and that through the latter the optic nerve becomes diseased and ends in destroying the vision. Blindness ia also frequently transmitted to offspring, and thus an evil, first originating in disease, almost becomes a natural defect by hereditary descent Errors in feeding horses, aa is well known, also produce blind staggers and organic disease of the brain, therefore the greatest care should be exercised in feeding them. In order to prevent the spread of horse blindness it is recommended that whenever the animal shows the least symptoms of the disease it should be kept on a light diet of hay and oats. A horse may be maintained in good condition on twelve pounds of hay and five pounds of oats for daily feed. In breeding horses it is also recommended that all animals showing the least symptoms of organic disease be rejected. One of the first symptoms incident to blindness, which any person may readily notice, is the disposition of the animal to raise his forelegs unnecessarily high, while, at the same time, the ears are drawn back and forth in quick succession, and thus giving sure evidence that the sagacious animal is sounding the ground over which he travels. These are the principal ideas advanced by most veternarians respecting the cause of prevalent hone blindness in our country and a mode of arresting the spread of the evil. There are some other causes of this disease which appear more evident any of which are perfectly capable of removal. Blind horses are more common in cities than in the rural districts. This is principally caused by bad stables. Many of them are underground cellars, and with few exceptions all stables are too small. They do not admit a sufficient quantity of fresh air for ventilation nd respiration, and this always tends to injure the health of the animals. Light is as essential to the health of horses as that of men, and yet most stables are nearly aa dark as dungeons. It would be far better for most of the horses in our cities to be kept ia open sheds than in the stables commonly provided for them. I am also positive that eyeblinds on the harness tend to Injure the eyes of horses, and as they are totally useless and nnsightly appendages they should be abandoned entirely. The open bridle has become more common, but it should be universal. Tight, close collars, which squeeze the eyes of horses in putting them on, are also very injurious to the eyes of the animals. I have known one case of permanent injury to the eyes of an excellent horse from this cause. Carriage and draft horses should be provided with divided collars, secured either at the top or bottom, so that they are not required to be forced over the heads of the animals. New York World. this eagern--depicte- , t4 MORSES. -- Whatever you may need, be it much or little, come and see us. We want to figur with you. We'll figure with you right. We'll treat you square. The especial attention of attorneys is called to our unequalled facilities for turning out pamphlet work, in the way of briefs and abstracts. ATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Hew te Tall Iron from Steel. A writer in the Glasgow Engineer, in pointing out some of the most practicable data in testing iron and steel, lays down a simple rule to start with namely, that in any case where a fractare of iron gives long, silky fibers of a leaden hue, the fibers cohering and twisting together before breaking, it may be considered a tough, soft iron. Further, a medium, even grain, mixed with fibers, is a good sign, while a short and blackish fiber indicates badly refined iron, a very fine grain also denoting a hard and steely iron, which ia apt to be cold short and hard to work with the file. Again, coarse grain with a brilliant crystallized fracture and yellow or brown spots, denotes a brittle iron, cold short, working easily when heated and welding well. Nitric acid will produce a black spot on steel the darker the spot the harder the steel while iron, on the contrary, remains bright if touched with that acid. Good steel in its soft state has a curved fracture and a uniform gray lustre, but in its hard etate a dull, silvery, uniform white; again, good steel will bear a white heat without falling to pieces, and will crumble under the hammer at a bright heat, while at a middling heat it may be drawn out nnder the hammer to a fine point We are fully equipped with the latest pattern machinery and new material to do you justice on prices as well as a high class of work. n, Co merciai mm liing Coia f. The Marvelous Power of Tree Growth. Washington and Independence squares give illustrations of the wonderful power of tree growth. In 1883 the commissioner of city property took np with the good idea of naming the trees. It was shown that the growth of the trees would either force the labels from their staples or else cause them to stand out in a horizontal line. The commissioner at once had the staples drawn, but for all this in some cases the labels have been torn from their hinges, while others stand out from the trunks as if they were intended as platforms for birds to rest on. The soft cells, aa soft and tender as a mushroom when growing, have yet power enough with ease to lift these metallic plates by the edge and force them into a horizontal position. Any one could lift one of these to such a position if the finger could be gotten for a half inch under the plate, but imagine the force which a sort of yeast like substance must possess, which, getting under but perhaps the sixteenth or eighth of au inch, can yet elevate the plate to a perfectly horizontal line! Thomas Mee-La- n in Philadelphia Ledger.