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--It is said that if castor oil is
mixed with glycerine, and a few
drops of the oil of cinnamon is add
«, the taste of the castor oil can
scarcely be recognized.
-At a suit on trial in Boston
twelve lawyers are employed. The
four parties interested, petitioner,
assignee, creditor and mortgage,
having three lawyers apiece.
-The Rev. Mr. Bates of Chalsea
meant to advertise that he would
preach about "Rock, Rod, and Water
for All," but it was printed, "Rock
Cod and Water for All."
-In New Hampshire they value
skimmed milk at two cents a quart
for feeding pigs. The Courier-Jour
ual says that in Louisville ten cents
a quart is paid for the same thing to
feed babies with.
-The Dresden Democrat says:
-.Major John IH. Glass, of Trenton,
was over here last week to pay $1,000
for a negro man that he bought sev
enteen years ago. He executed his
note payable when the young man
became of age, which event occurred
a few days ago."
-A basket full of human bones,
found by a roadside, was enough to
set Newport wondering. It turns
out, however, that two boy bone
gatherers had found them on the
beach and filled their basket, but
had fled with rising hair when they
saw a human skull grinning at them.
-A Boston target company, made 1
up of twelve young ladies, went to
Dorchester Heights on an excursion
the other day, carrying a target in
the usual way. Their shooting was
good, and a gold medal rewarded
Miss Lizzie Flytin, who hit the bull's
eye three times in succession.
-Reuben Smith of Northfield, Vt.,
wanted to die because he thought his 1
wife was unkind to him. He took I
morphine, but the wife was prompt P
enough with restoratives to keep t
him alive. So he watched for anoth
er chance, escaped to the barn, and
there hung himself. t
--In Truckee, Nevada, the other
day, a group of five able-bodied in
dividuals were conversing about fire
arms. One offered to wager the t
drinks that there were not three re- i
volvers in the crowd. The bet was b
taken, and the result was six revol- a
vers, three derringers, and a horse a
pistol. tl
-A Keokuk paper tells a story of
how a clergyman at Keokuk married d
two young people in Bonu:parte on
last Thursday by telegraph. The
parties assembled in the telegraph
offices, the questions and responses, tl
service and benediction were ticked a
rapidly off, and the happy pair left tl
the office, one flesh, welded by p
lightning. te
-The late Countess of Loudoun 9
in her will, which has just been ad
mitte(l to prolbate, after expressing a
wish that her funecral may be as quiet a
as possible, says: "I filrther wish
my right hand to be cut off and
buried in the Park at Castle Doning- a
ton, at the bend of the hill to the tl
Trent, andl a small cross or stone ri
over it with the motto, "I byde my s
tyme." Ii
-A fire at 370 Washington street, 8
Boston, was kindled in this way: F
Patrick Flannery was the night t
watchman. He went to sleep on a
bench, as usual, with his lamp be
side him. His hat fell off and upset
the lamp. That started the fire, and ,j
the watchman slept soundly until k
his clothes were scorched. The pro- d
prietors have lost confidence in ti
uight watchmen. tl
-The experiment of cultivating a
coffee from the native plant, so abun- e
dant in the foothills of the Sierra a
Nevadas, is already begun in earnest.
A gentleman who is already familiar
with. the coffee plant, and with its
cultivation in Costa Rica, as any of ,
horticulturists are with the apple a
tree and the cultivation of the apple, p
has purchased a place containing a Ii
large number of the coffee shrubs,t
and has commenced the work of pru
ning and cultivation, and expects to
gather his first crop of coffee next
fall.
-On the occasion of the recent ex
Cavations in the neighborhood of the
Porta Stabiana in Pompeii a house
was discovered, upon which there is m
* symbolical mosaic. This mosaic P'
Is quadratic and a metre in diame- t
ter. In the centre is a death's head, S1
above this a plummet an:l cord, and at
beneath a great butterfly with exten- t
ded wings. Above the butterfly t
there is a wagon wheel. On the
right side of the mosaic there is a a
staff and bay, and opposite to these fO
a branch. The whole is in an excel- tit
lent state of preservation, and has kr
been sent to the Museum; at Naples. At
-The Episcopal church in Delfa, be
Miehigan, was lively with handsome. ti
ly-dressed women going in, with or- Fr
pa music coming out, and with all or
the signs of a wedding. Mrs. Saun
ders of Detroit, who was on a fly
lag trip through the State in search
of her missing husband, noticed the
hymeneal symptons and entered.
There she saw in the bridegroom Mr. riE
sranders, her husband. She did not de
?eai, nor weep, nor disturb the dh
j'Smony in any way; but the next me
~ shesued for a divore, and Mr. ti
-s wentr_ off on his honeymoon u
'Ora`a~e~tea.thi
NINTH CENSUS OF THE 8lITEB
STATES.
(CONTINUED FROM FIRST PA0a.)
course, they were readily accepted as
leaders by the negroes. We have
n written this paper in vain if the reader
is not prepared for the policy they at
a once adopted. It was, in a word, the
e transfer to the South of the worst prac
tices of the Tammany Ring in New
York. Each State was ruled by a cor
rupt knot of obscure politicians, who
amassed fortunes in a few months by
embezzlement, by bribe-taking, and by
the sale of offices, of influence, and of
r contracts. Corruption managed the
legislatures, presided in the State Hon
ses, and sate on the bench of justice.
While joblbery, collusion, and vulgar
t fraud wasted the finances and swelled
the public expenditure. Half the pro
ceeds of taxation never reached the
state treasury, subsidies granted to
railways went into the pockets of the
'rings,' the railways contracted for re
mained unmade, and loans subscribed
were stopped on the way to the relief
of the State necessities. To keep up
the system, debt was heaped upon debt,
and tax upon tax. until the taxpayer
in multitndes of instances allowed his
land to go out of cnltivation from sheer
irability to meet the ever-increasing
demands thus poured in upon him
As part of this system the negroes were
encouraged to crowd into the towns.
We have already noted this movement
as one of the great difficulties of agri
culture in the South. Doub.less, it is
to a very large extent spontane3us.
But it has been deliberately fostered,
and even instigated, by the 'carpet- 1
bagrors.' It used to be the policy of
the slave owners to keep the slaves as
mnuch as possible in the country. a
On the downfall of the Confederacy, r
consetquently, the whites greatly out
numubered the blacks in the urban dis
tricts. But to maintain their power in c
the towns the 'carpet baggers' found t
it necessary to entice negroes from the
plantations where they would have
been profitably employed. The ruf- t
fi.nistm of 'the mean whites' as in 0
slavery times they used to be called, '
gave strength to the enticement. Un- P
der any circumstances, the lower class 1'
of whites would hardly have submit- I
ted quietly to the great revolution that
was effected. Bult 'carpet-bag' mis
rule drove them altogether out of pa- a
tience. Accordingly, when the Fede
ral forces wore reduced, secret socie c
ties known as 'Ku Klux Klan,' sprang
up all over the South, and the mem- P
bers proceeded to perpetrate the most !I
atrocious outrages upon the negrons
and such 'carpet-baggers' as fell into p
their power. Naturally, the preya- V
lence of these outrages in the rural
districts drove the negroes in large
numbers into the towns in search of
protection. Thus the criminal combi
nations of the whites reacted in injury
upon thetselves. They diminished
the supply of labour in the country,
already grievously insufficient, and, at
the same time, they stregtiheued the
power of the 'carpet-baggers' in the ki
towns, and thereby tightened the'
grasp upon their States of that very 8
system under which the States were
fast siikintg into tlhe bankruptcy and M
anarchy.
When everrthing is said that can be
said, however in reprobation of the
'carpet-baggers' misdeeds, it still re
mains true that the responsibility for
the course of events in the South dn
ring the past eight years does not rest
solely, nor even chiefly, upon them.
In every emergency they have been
able to reckon with certainty upon
Federal support, and it was this alohne
tlhat gave them up to settle matters
face to face with tile veterans of Lee's
victorious armies, they would bave
speedily been reduced to thie insignifi
cance from whicll tlhey emerged for m
Iheir country's misfortune. They, ra
knew, however, that they had to ren- e
der account neither to the whites nor
to tIle blacks of the South, but only to
thle politicians at Washlington; and
with these the enormous sums of Sooth- c
e rn montey of which thley disposed en
abled them always to arrange matters
pleasantly. It is this circumstance t
which, in American politics, at present
constitutes the specially discouraging
feature. For out of it has grown a
system of ante- chambering, of govern-S
olent by back-stairs influences, which
presents the germ of setious danger t
lor free'oinstitutiotns in every part of
the Union. Whenever any 'carpet- t
hag' ring wants additional authority be
to keep down the whites, or feels ap- Ci
prehension on account of the scandal e
occasioned abroad by some transac- as
ion in which it has been engaged, we Li
invariably read that a delegation from at
the Republican party in the State tb
managed by the ring in question re- at
pairs to Washington, and it seldom re- p
turns without obtaining its desires.-
Such being the way in which things St
are managed, it becomes necessary for an
thhe several rings to maintain 'a lobby' an
to look after their interests in Congress, o
and to show their gratitude to patrons
ror favours to come by substantial tea- on
imonials. It appears to be now ac- pe
unowledged by the most competent Gr
,merican authorities that nothing can <
e more corrnpt than the representa- in
ive bodies in that conntry, whether
"ederal, Congress, State-legislatnres, eg
ir municipal corporations. an
Nobody can have watched the course cIa
f events in the United States during ao
he past dozen years, without having ah
i-en painfully impressed by the va
jed mas8 of evidence of the marked Br
leterioration that has taken place in co
he pereonal character of their public
nen. Notning that we could say on thu
his subject could be stronger or more cat
ajurions so the party in power, thita me
he statement. which hasve aspembens
S)without contradiction in the most res
peetable organs of the press of New
England, or indeed, than the evidence
taken before the American Courts of
Justice in several memorable e:ass.
e But it is impossible to doubt that the
Civil War, by its lavish expenditure,
t by the results of conquest, and by pla
e cing supreme power in tile hands of
very worthless and corrupt men, did
materially contribute to bring about
this state of things, which is eatinng
like a cancer into American society.
The remedy which has been suggest
ed for an evil which afflicts every loy
al and honest American citizen is to
adopt a more just and conciliatory
policy towards the vanquished States
of tihe South, to recoguize accomplish
ed facts, and to unite with the more ir
d telligent and better disposed negroes
to form a new party, ~ hich shall have
for object the substitution of honest I
and impartial governments for the ;
e present 'calrpet-bag' admintisrations.
is such a change possible? The ques- t
tion is one very difficult to answer; t
but in Missouri the Union has alread3
been accomplished. There whites andt
blacks act together: and there, conse 1
quently, instead of anarchy and decay, I
there is a rapid growth of security, of t,
wealth, and of immigration. It wasin,
SMissouri, in fact, that the Liberal Re s
publican movement began; and the t,
Governor of Missouri, it wilt be recol n
leeted, was selected last year as the f
Liberal Republican candidate for the ,
Vice-Presidency. The union, there- It
fere, is not impracticable. On the oth fI
er hand, it has been accomplished no- g,
where else, all efforts to bri: g it about ti
having in every othier instance failed. ti
But, at the same time, the mere fact a
tl.at the efforts have been made aso
soon in nearly all the States, and hare s,
received coutntenance from men of p
great influence in the Confederacy, is Ii
in itself $ signiffcant and enconraginne
circumstance. It has been snggested it
that even now the United States shonld ci
indemnify the South in part for tile ,
loss of their slaves, or even take upon t,
themselves a portion of the State debt hi
of the South. We confess that we are tl
very sceptical as to tealization of such R
projects; nor it is impossible, after a pi
lapse of time, to imdemnify those who pi
have suffered most from these losses. C
But the discession of such proposals tl
shows that the conciliation and resto- w
ration of tihe South are objects of the hi
first importance to the whole Amneri- R
can people, and that until these wonnds ly
#re healed the collective strength a d 3f
prosperity of the Union are seriously M
impaired. cl
~ ig*HIGHEST CASH PRICE
PAID FOR OLD GOLD AND SIL
VERWARE. f
FERGUSON & SCHNACK.
*"The uanny South." cc
HOW THE SOUTH IT REPRESENTED IN COX
WASHINGTON, April 29.-Southern tin
congressmen are snperior compenli- is
nms of misinformation. A few of them o
know something of affairs in their own h`
States, and can speak with intelliganre til
of any old matter or sudden event St
thefrin. Stephens, Gen. Gordo n, hb
McCreery, Nnrwood, Gen. Ransom, j
Hamilton and Herodon, of Texas, and
some other ol tile ,outhi.'nn delegantnn, ti
are as acutirately posted concerning ahl
home affairs as any men who sit under
tie Capitol roof. Natives of the partsi,
i of the country they represent, trained to
to know the interests of their peculiar Ti
constituency, and identified with tihe se
capabilities and necessities of their re- R
spective States, they are of practical co
service n any emergency. But L
MOST OF THEIR ASSOCIATES th
from the South understand neithier tihe
people nor the geography of the com- n
,monwealtlhs they misnepresent. Dar- se
rall, of Louisiannna, is not certain whIethi- tit
er Claiborne county adjoins the Onnf of cm
Mexico or the Arkansas line. His lim- B
iled common school educ.tion in Smm B
erset county, Pennsylvania, did not in. ,,
clude a fatiguing familiarity with the an
universal atlas, and he lha.4 residled in
Louisians only long enough to becnn.me I,
a member of Congress, not to fniass over ed
the to'ography ofits parishes. And an
Durrall is a type; not an exception. su
As to the political statna of their R,
States, the general run of Sonthern ti
Congressmen know rather less than an
the national administration. o
WEST, se
the pert little Senator from Louisiana, cn
bumps against more blun lers in d s- wl
cussiog tie Warmoth-Ke l,gg.McEn- tel
ery muddle than all his assistants and se
assailants on the floor. Could tihe to
Louisiana chaos have a blacker deline- ti
ation than is afforded in the finct tnatl i
tihe only two men in Congress wiho are ti
at all informed as to the history and go
present condition of the anarchiy, are an
twe Senators from Northwestern un
States? What right have Carpenter an
and Morton to know more of Louisi. pim
ana's pitiable plighit than the State's
own accredited Senator? hi
West used up an afternoon endeav- Ian
oring to refute the assertions of Car- in
penter, and read a telegram from his s
Governor, denying that a certain infa- fon
mous law had been enacted by thie s
rump Legislature of the Lone Star no
State. The very next day another tel- Lil
egram was read from that Kellogg ad- an
mitting all thLat CarPenter had alleged, Ba
and more. This forced West to de
elare that be had been hoodwinked, ire
inn that really he didn't know much cot
aboat Louisiana, anyhiow. te
i" Bombay, the great cotton port of
Rritish India, is to have a dock at a tht
smat of three mjllion seven hundred poi
sad fifty thousasnd dollars. At present at
thips have te lie off in the harbotr more
han half a mile from ashore, and their
:argoe. are loaded and unloaded by Br
weans of native lighters, a very slow apI
md expeansive process. of
s= The War in the State of Arkansas.
re BOTH PARTIES RESTING ON THEIR ARMS.
of
". The troubles upon which binge the
1 present threatened ,loodshed in Ar
e, kansas are of the most complicated
- character, and they present a record of
it corruption. a confounding of parties,
id and a blending of diverse political ele
It ments the like of which has rarely been
g seen in our history. Of the two indi
. viluans--Rev. Joseph Brooks and Judge
t Elisha Baxter -whit figure as the rival
- claimants for t i e Governorship,
" Brooks was formerly the candidate for.
'Y Governor of the party among which
' are the supporters of Baxter, while º
- Baxter was at the same time candidate 4
of tlie) pm y that suntports Brooks.-
a When the carpet bag regime was or- I
e ganized in Arkansas after the war I
It Powell Clayton, Judge McClure, Chiefl
e Justice o0 the Supreme Court of the I
I. State, and Brooks were the most ac- 1
-tie in the work of putting it in opera- I
tion. Prev!ous to the gubernatorial t
electin of 1872-the election on which I
I the existing quarrel in Arkanpsas is t
based-Brooks had quarreled with his t
lpartners, Clayton, McClure, and the I
I others, over the division of the spoils
º of office and because of his failure to
succeed Clayton, who had been elected a
to the United States Senate, as Gover- I.
nor. He made cause with the Liberal I
Republicans as the candidate for Gov- a
ernor against the Grant Republicans I
led by Clayton and McClure. Brooks' t
following was so strong a one and there c
seemed so good a chauce of his elec- t
t tron-and lie was elected in the end- P
that they resolved to bring out a strong 4
and popular man-popular because he C
º was believed to be honest-in the per- d
son of Judge Elisha Baxter as the Re- t!
F pnblican candidate for Governor.- 0
BI axter is by hirth a Southern man and Ii
was a slaveholder. While the war was ti
in progress he was employed in the a
civil service of the Confederate States, q
but later, adopting Union principles he
took service in the Union army. He n
has this decided advantage over Brooks at
that lie had nothing to do, like that P
Radical and fanatic, with framing the 51
present constitution of Arkansas, which B
piece of political mechanism is due to C
Clayton, McClure,. and Brooks and ci
their associates. The election came ir
with the parties distributed, as has ti
been descibed. Brooks, the Liberal V
Republican candidate, was undoubted- B
ly elected by a legal majority of over di
3(HK), bit Baxter, the Grant-Clayton- P
McClure candidate, was put into the le
chair by a process well understood. A ej
provision of the constitution of Arkan- tl
sas declares that the election returns G
for State officers shall be sent to the at
Secretary of State in sealed envelopes, P
which shall be opeced and the votes
counted by the President of the Senate
in the presence of both houses of the
Gemnral Assembly. This duty was
duly performed and the election of di
Baxter was declared, notwithstanding ho
the majll ity given for Brooks. and this 1
is how Baxter became Governor, with. at
out any ation of his own and simnply
by the processes of his friends. Brooks
thereupon brought a suit in the United
States District Court against Baxter,
but Judge Cablwell declined to take
jurisdiction. He made no effort to get be
t hearing ibefre the Legislature, for ti
the reason that a Radlical majorty bad ti
also.bh en obtaiined in that body bty the
"countiing in" method. In the lower
house of the Legislature were thirty
four Democrats and in the Senate six. lit
The Secretary of State "counted in" N
seventeen Senators, making eighteen f
Radicals in all in the Senate. Brooks di
could have begun a suit before the iii
Legislature according to a clause of em
the constitution which says that "any ty
one claiming to be elected Governor ci
may contest before the Generel As
senbly;" but he took no steps at this j
time. Circumstances, however, soon fo
changed. A breach occurred between p
Baxter and his former political friends.
Baxrter, although ileigaily holding his h
selt, affronted his party, their leaders ac
and their members of the General As- m
sembly, by vetoing had and corrupt in
measures that the last named had pass
ed. He was thus gradually urawing ta
around him many of Brooks' former Y
supporters, Democrats and Lib ral to
Republlicans, partly by sympatlhy with
the honest adnliu:stration of atriils at
and partly by a judicious nse of pat- li
ronage. Then it was that Brooks, d
seeing his opportunity, drifted back to
communion witl iis ol .assciates,
who, disgusted ando amazed at Bai
ter's recalcitrant course, arrayed them- W
selves against their own Governor and th
took up Brooks' cause. Baxter was nc
then, as he is now, in full sympat'y ca
ith(l the opposition to Radicalism of re
the State, giving Arkansas a be ter ti
government than had been hoped for, wJ
and Brooks was the man put forwas-, g
under the iostemintg car .-f Clayton ta
and McClure, as the Radical cha:o- fr
pion.
Brooks' next venture was to revive ot
his claims, this time before the Legis ao
larurs. He senta petition to that body, ol
unt a vote not to receive it was passed, ii
sixty-thlree voting against it and eight to
[for it. Of thie affirmative been Brooks'
suplporters in the canvass for Gover
nor, all the rest of tile Democrats and
Lilberals having become Baiter men so
and voting the other way. Governor me
Baxter did not forget those who had is
proved themselves his friends in this b
contest. Thirty-two of those who vo co
ted against the petition were given of- br
ees at d tes subsequent to the vote, li
the leaders among them receiving ap- te
pointments as judges or prosecuting TI
attorneys invarious counties. of
The Legislature adjourned finally but leJ
Brooks still had the Supreme Court to be
appeal to. In July last the condition co
of polities in Arkanaas became thr.at. ..(
is. ening, and affairs were then in almost
the same state as they are now. It
us. was rumored and generally believed
that Brooks, or the Attorney-General
he of the State for him, would apply to
Lr- the Court for a writ of quo warranto
ed against Baxter, and as there was some
of likelihood that it would be granted
es, Governor Baxter began to take pro
le- cautions to fortify his position in more
en respects than one. The Attorney
Ii- General's proceedings looked to a test
ge ing of Baxter's right to exercise the
al authority of Governor. Baxter resort
ip, ed to a coup d'etat which proved suc
or. cessful in this, that it brought over to
cl him the mass of outstanding Demo
ile crate. He reorganized, the militia and
,te officered it anew with Democrats,
- trom among whom he selected many
r- popular and well-known men who had
ar formerly been his political opponents.
ef At the same time he announced his in
le tention not to submit to the decree of
c- the Court if it should prove adverse to
a- him, and surrounded himself with an
al armed body-guard who attended upon
-h him in this quasi military condition
is while the court was in session. About
is the same time a suit was brought by
oe Brooks against Baxter in the Circuit
Is Court of Pulaski County.
to On June 2 the Supreme Court was
d applied to for the writ, and on the i
r- newly appointed militia officers hisa
al procl;majtion declaring martial law I
r- and ordering the Court to be dismissed, I
is by force if necessary. This procluma- I
s' tion was to be read, however, only isn
-e cae the writ should be issued, and in º
that contingency the officer was to I
- proclaim it in the court-room. On the
g 4th of June the majority of the judges,
,e Chief-Justice McClure dissenting, ren
dered their decision, which was that
they had no jurisdiction in the matter,
owing to the fact that the Legislature
d had already adjudged the seat to Bax- t
s ter. From that time until a few days r
e ago Governor Baxter had remained in a
º, quiet possession.
e On Tuesday, the 14th inst, when
e neither Governor Baxter nor his counn i
R sel suspected the existence of such a l
t plot, Brook's attorneys suddenly f
e sprang the old cause of Brooks vs. o
h Baxter in the Circuit Court of Pulaski b
SCunty in such a way and under such
d circumstances, during the absence
e from the court-room of Governor Bax- a
a ter's counsel, as to obtain from Judge b
1 Whytock ajudgement of ouster against
- Baxter. According to the tenor of late
r dispatches everything had been pre- F
pared beforehand for the result, for in y
e less than ten minutes after the writ of
ejectment was placed in the hands of
the Sheriff, Brooks had invaded the
s Governor's office with an armed fores t]
D and had ejected Baxter, and had taken a
possession of the State house.-[N. Y. si
World. d
STATISTICS OF INTEMPERANCE.-The n
testimony of competent judges is de- u
cided in the opinion that the use of ar
dent spirits is hurtful to health and
long life, and the old-fashioned calcun
lations of Neison, in his vital statistics,
are confirmed by the researches of the
genetal life-office. According to these a
estimates, the probability of death
among drinkers between twenty-one
and forty-five years is ten times as
much as among the whole population;
bet we forty-one and sixty years, four
times as much; and among habitua!l
tipplers over sixty years of age, twice I
as mtuch as among the people at large.
In England, 1854-50, more than 8,000
cases were reported of men who had
literally drank themselves to death.
Neison has given us his investigation l(
ofT7,111 tlipplers, that out of 1.00058.4 11
die annnally, while out of 1,000 inhab
itants of the same age only nineteen
die. Thus the moitality among drink
ets is three as great as in the communi
ty at large. He has carried out his cal
culations into all ages, and shown how
this chronic selt-lnurder marvelously
diminishes the expeclation of hlife.
The highest point as to numbers is
found in the years 1851-60, which re F
port 192 men and 44 women intempe
rate out of 10,000, in England aun
Wales, and which reckon the diminu
tion in the rate of expectation of life
accordingly This last statement is
most slartling, and shows a falling off
in the probable term of life each ten ,
years, from twenty to sixty and up
ward, of respectively twenty-eight, T
twuenty-two, seventeen, ten and five
years, with fractions, tud amounting
to the fearful percentage, respectively,
of thirty-five, thirty-eight, forty, tifty
one, and sixty-three per cent.of prob
able life, as compared, with the popu- 1
lation. Surely strong drink is slow
fire, and intemperance is voluntary
madness and chronic suiclde.--[Har. D
per's Magazine. G
I 'In the range of mountans In
Western North Carolina, known as le
the 'Fox Range," a most sinogular phe- el
Inomena exists. It is a "breathitg N
cave." In the summer months a car
rent of air comes from it so strongly
that a person can't walk against it,
while in winter the suction is jist as
great. The cool air from the monun
I tains is felt for miles, in a direct line
from the month of the cave. At times
a most unpleasant odor is emitted up
on the current from dead carcasses of
animals sucked in and kilted by the vi
olence. The loss of cattle and stock
iti that ection in winter is accounted
for in this way. They range too near
the mouth of the cave, and the cur
rent carries them in.
S Mr. Adams Acton, the English D
sculptor, has in hand a large marble L
memrorial of the brothers Wesley; which 5
is to be erected in Westminiater Ab- ft
bey. The upper part of the memorial R
consists of medallion likenesses of the N
brothtrs, snd on the back is a bas-re- as
lief in which John Wesley is represen- m
ted preaching on his father's grave.
The faces of his listeners are portraits
of present leading members of the Wes- A
leoyan body. The work will probably
be finished in July. Dean Stanley has
consented to its erection near the ale-,
morial to Dr. Isaac Watts.
t Oar Dormant Energies.
Onr bodies are not as vigorous nor
I our minds as clear as they might be.
SThis remark is true of at least two
thirds of civilized society, and of these
two-thirds probably one-half is labor
ing under bodily Infirmities of a char
acter likely to shorten the lives of the
svfferers. This is a melancholy exhibit
and furnishes abundant food for reflec
tion. Can the evil be mitigated? It
can. Lack of vitality is the primary
cause of most of the physical and men
tal suffering to which we are subjected,
an d therefore a vitalizing medicinal
agent is the remedy required. Is there
such a medicine? There is. Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters will rouse and en
ergize the mind and body when the life
power of the system is in a compara
tively dormant state. Tee languid, fee
ble, desponding invalid is not aware of
the -latent energies that underlies his
debility. He thinks there s no element
of vigor left in his frame, when the fact
is that his physical capabilities are
merely asleep and only require waking
up. Let him stimulate and tone his ,
animal machinery and endow It with I
new motive power, through the agency .1
of this incomparable invigorant, and he 3
will soon feel like a new man, or rather
like a man who has received a new lease
of life, and the requisite health to enjoy
it. Many business men suffer from E
chronic languor and depression caused 8
by too close application to business.
Hard students are often depressed with
melancholy from a like cause. Me
chanics and working men are affected
in the same way as a result of over
labor. To all who are in this condition,
from whatever cause, Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters will prove a signal blessing.
It is a perfect panacea for physical de
bility and mental gloom. It strength
ens the body, clears the mind and calms
the nervoul system; while as a remedy
for indigestion, biliousness. constipa
tion, iheumlatism, and intermittent and
remittent fevers, it takes precedence of
all othor medicines.
' It's a pity the celery season S
is so far gone, for a hygenic epicure s
has just found out that it is a speci
fic for nervous diseases, palpitation rt
of the heart, etc., and now we shall t
have to remember it till next winter. st
Onions, to be sure, are a substitute, "n
and those we always have with us,
but most of us would rather have (L
nervousness than onions.
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g' That dog of yourn flew at me
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not mad. What has he got to be C
mad about? It's me thats mad."
F It is true that one swallow
iloesn't make Summer, but it comes H
summers near it.
O` What was Joan of Arc made
off She was Maid of Orleans.
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