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The Montana Post:
FRIDAY WORNI G JAN. 29th.
"\lnrk straved over to Chiicago the
*,her day and lspoke his piece. entitled
thi. 'A.\e rican Vandal Abroa,." The
Chica~n Treh,",t gave his !ecturte prom.
in.ent notice, and finished the article
with the tollowing tketch. which will
be. alppreciated by his numerous atcquain
anDce-. in this nl-ck of thl woo... lie
ha, e idettlv set up a hlug' think r.e
c*-ntly on the tisedl Teml;lars-,,r t,-:e
on the importers
"Mark Twain ,an uel li. 'l.:nen& is
a gentleman of 31.1.- notorietv. and his
eflusions are constantly making the
rounds of the press. The following
sketch will be interesting to those who
have not the pleasure of his acquain
tance: Blessed with Ioug legs. lie is tall.
r'.aching five feet ten inch-e in his boots:
weight. 1(7 poands(. lody lithe and
niutcular. head round and well set on
considerable neck, and feet of no size
within the ken of a shoemaker, so he
Ze,'ts his boots and stockings always
tmrade to order. Next to (irant he wears
the belt for smoking. He smokes to
baeco. Drink never crosses the thrlsh-.
.ld of his humorous mouth. Fun lurks
in the :orners of it. The eyes are deep
set and twinkle like stars in a dark
night. The brow overhangs the eyes,
and the head is protected from the
weat·sr by dark and curling locks.
The face is eminently a good
,nt.', a laughing face, beaming
with humor and genuine good nature.
Hl1 loks as if lie would make a good
hiunband and a j,!ily father. As a hu
norous lecturer lihe is a success. 'There
is nothing in his lectures, for he very
}roper:y secriti -es everything to make
his audience roar. and they do it. His
n:nooer is peculiar. lhe hangs round
I-' )c. leaning on the desk. or flirting
rcu'nd the corners of it : then nmarching
and countermarching in the rear of it,
marking off ground by the yard with
hs tremendous boots. lie would laugh
at his own jokes, but that his doing so,
would detract from the fun of his hear
ers, so lie contents himself by iefusing
to explode. and swallows his risibility
until the lecture is over, when lie feels
-,iasier and blows off steam. Ilis voice
:-a long. monotonou, drawl. well adapt
*j t1 his style of speaking Thee fun
:t:vartrably omes in at the end ot a sen
Sncee. af ter a pause. \VIhen the audi
.'",ce least expects it. .,,e:ie dry remark
,Iro·ps and tickles the riles and endangers
tLe wai-t buttons ,t the "lsiughists.'
Dlaring the eveningz. as "f to prove that
!,ere was something b--il-ds humor in
iltm, he branched out into quite elot
'I ent passages. which were applauded.
The lecture was good and tuie attend
'.Ing and .Yilunng Statistics.
The report of the Secretary ot the
I'reasury to Conress cOntains the tol
T'lhe attention :t lonreso is called
•to the annual report or t t, Dirtctor ,t i
*.,- M3int. which c(ntainrs !.li u-.ual sta
tI;tics th.u c",inag-, of the country.
and tl_ vi.rious suggestironr anil recoui
Wr'ndt,: *n.- whic: are wortlhy of con
'The .,:al valuse of the i~,:lion tie
p-,sited :at the Mint and branches during
thi. esal vear was o7.1f;, .I1. oft which
.$2;,47;2'2, 4 was in ,ol 1. an I (1,;t:) 42:.;
in silver. Dediuetin" the re.- irle.pi:. the
amount ,,f actual dt-epo, it way s2 I -9.)1.
"'The crinage f,,r t %e,. t,.ar wa-. in
gild coin. t1S.114 423 . gold bars. ti.
cit.i.110; silver coin. l.l: si; .S) ,ilver
bars. $4 ;2. 9;. nic·iel,. " i r au, br,,)ze
c-inage tone. two, tiir-ee and live cent
h iece.,) $1.71::.35 : ttal coinaeL i a .
.0;i 5ii;): total bars stan'eLi ti, 4a'1i tJ 4ui.
" The gold ui tlesiit> i, t diJnlt .tic pro
tuic.ion were at Philadelphia, .~1.;l)0.,
J14:I at San Francisco,, $14 l.0).11: at
New York, $5,.4A9,9t6 . at Denver. $8'7.
!) 3i. The silver de'isits were at P'hila
delphia, $67,7(0: at San Francisco.
$51.l2;39; at New York. $262.3.12: at
'The gold and silver deposits of for
eign production were, $1,6$6,0t02. The
amount of gold coined at Philadelphia
was $3.864,425: at San Francisco, $14,
979,5,W; of silver at Philadelphia, *314,
750; at San l'rancisco, $822.000; of
nickel, copper and bronze at Philadel
phia. $1.71;,385. The total number ot
pieces coined was 49.7:.3.8:40.
"The branch mint at Denver has never
coined money, and its ex-rnses are en
tirely out of proportion to its businees.
The law under which it was organized
should ihe relpealed, and the institution
reorganized as an assay office.
"During the past year the branch mint
building at t'arson City, Nevada, has
been completed, and the necessary
machinery and fixtures have been for,
warded. It will be ready for work early
"'T! mint at Philadelphia and the
branciih int at San Francisco have the
confidence of the people and of the
Governmant, and when the new mint
suilding at San Francisco is erected,
thess mints will be of ample capacity
to supply coinage for the whole country.
The business of coinage requires large
and extensive establishments, under
chargr of men of science and undoubted
inteb -i:y; and such can be successially
maintained only at commercial centres,
where bullion of different degrees of
fineness is continually otered for man,
ipulation. The establishment of addi
tional branch mints is therefore un.
necessary, and would be injudicious.
"The entire deposits at the branch
mint at San Francisco, were formerly
in unparted bullion; now nearly two
thirds of the amount is deposited in
bars, refined by private establishments.
The law requires that the parting
charge shall equal the actual cost of
the process; but experience of the past
four years shows that not eess than
thirty thousand dollars annually may
be saved to the tiovernsent by discon
tinalng the business of reflning uon
the PaciSc Coast; and it Is, thr e,
reeomaeaded that the Secretary be
authorised to exchange the unapared
bullion deposited at the mint for re
fined bars, whenever, in his .,pinler, it
may be for the public interest to do ."
The maidens of taatoa, Va., had a
ride match un the 8th inst.
AMONG THE HILLS.
1 be f !.l!wing we esteem among the rarest
benues . f Whittier's "Among the fills." the
a.ateh pi.'ture for "Maud Muller." The poem,
entire. is as replete wibh beauty so a b.allet of
Spritg's fir.t flowers, and auptains about the same
Se!stiun ic the Ipraetical we'4. Thbe situati.,ns are
rever.e4l frn 'Ma.!ud Muler:; in this instanuce.
"the city.v'e 1'r. Iale d-augbter'" winning the heart
and b· ,! 4f a faLrmer. 'White forehead bare.
up.n Li. pitbchfrbrk leaning." Occupying too much
siUee for or cohinut,. we make no attempt to sup
tain the narrative.j
For weekk the clouds had raked the hills
And vrzed the vales with raining.
Anl all ;he woods were sad with mist,
Ard all tbh brooks complaining.
At last, a sudden night-storm tore
Ihe mountain vales assunder,
An, swept the vallies clean before
The bosom of the thender.
Raiers of gcld-mist lowing down
From far-celestial fountains
The great .un faming through the rifts
l~eyond the walls of mountains!
The maples bending o'er the gate,
Their arch of levee just tinted
With yellow warmth, the golden glow
(f coming autumn hinted.
t Keen white between, the farm-hoase showed
And smiled on porch and trell3i,
The fair democracy of Sowers
That equ uis cot and palace.
And weaving garlands for her dog
'Twixt chadtngs and carenese,
A humar flower of childhood shook
.The sunshbine from her treses.
On either hand we saw the signs
Of fancy and of shrewines,
Whbee taste had twined its arms of vanes
Round thrift's uncomely rudeness.
"And never tenderer hands than hers
Unknit the brow of ailing,
Her garments to the sick man's ear
Have music in their traling."
"Fr larger life and wiser aims
The farmer as her debtor;
Who, holds to his another'e heart
Muist needs be worse or better."
"lie towns her logic of the heart,
And wisdom of unreason,
Supplying, while be doubts and weighs,
The needed word in asason."
'"lle sees with pride her richer thought,
hter fancy's purer range-;
And love thus deepened to respect.
Is proof against all changes."
"He has his own free, bookleas lore,
The lessons nature taught him,
The wisdom which the woods and hill4
And toiling men have brought him:"
The steady-force of will, whereby
Her tfxilxe x race seems sweeter:
The sturly countrpoise which make'
llr cwman' life completer:'
-"How dwarfed ag~in-t his monlinese
She #",.s the poor pretencoin,
The wants, the aims, the follies, born
Of fashbiln and con. ention!'
"And -,, in grateful interchange
(,t te.acher and of hearer.
Their lives their tru' dt.tinctnres ke-p
While daily drawing nearer."
•"For still in mutual sufferance lies
Thl secret of true lirin:;
L rve -carc- is ,love that never knows
Th.-' ww atne- of lorrvinm."'
Ti.' -ur.-et -nmoulderet as we drove
U:eas ::a the deepi Lili--h.adow::
Below us wreaths of white fog walked
Like ghosts, the haunted meadows.
Soandinr the summer night, the stars
D-ropl,-,l down their golden plu:n.els:
To. lp I' arc of the Northeran lights
Rou-e o' r the mountain summits.
Until at lat., beneath the bridge,
We heard the Bearcanp flowir.g
An I saw ;cro-s the m:,apled lawn
The w-lcome humelights glowing.
lon. ' . TM. Stewart was re-elected
to the U. S. Senate yesterday. lie was
ch)os,.n on the first iMalot-the Housee
v ,in s.eparattely. and a joint ballot not
Ihint requlired. With a single excep,
'ion. I"e received the vote of every Re
publican member. The exception was
in favor of Judge \Vhitman. lGeneral
Thomas II. Willinms received the com
plimentary vote of the Democrats-a
party testimonial to which he was enti
tied. as one of the ablest, boldest, and
uncompromising representatives of dem
ocratic principles in Nevada.-linter
The necrological record of the year
comprises the names of Charles Kean.
Sir David Brewster. Iord Brougham.
James Rothachilds, Berryer, Samuel
Lover, Coquerel, the sculptor Marochet
ti, Roesini, and Dean Milman, In Eu
rope ; and in this country the following:
Bishop Hopkins, l'ute, Elliott, the
Mount brothers, the sculptor Ball
Hughes, eba Smith, Charles (. Hal,
pine, Professor Auler, Julia Dean
Hayne. James Buchanan and Thaddeus
Stevens. Admiral Bell, of our navy,
died while on service abroad, and Adah
Isaacs Menken died in Paris.
At a meeting of the California Acad
emy of Natural Sciences, Jan. 4. a fine
specimen of an ammonite was presented
by one of the members. It was found
at Shasta Creek. A translucent agate
containing a drop of water-a remark%
ably tine specimen-was exhibited. It
was obtained in dredging in the Walla
met rier, and was brought up with the
the mud from the bottom. The most re
markable exhibition of the eveming was
the tail of an enormous rattlesnake cap
tured in Arizonia, on which were no less
than 30 rattles. The snake was 8 feet
long, and supposed to be 30 years old.
In St. Joseph, Mo.. Jan. Gth, a damu
my engine and five cars loaded with
iron, were switched off upon a side track
of the St. Joe and Counacil Blu Road.
The brakeman failed to stop the ear in
season, and it being a down grade, the
cars rushed into the Missouri. A ferry
boat that was about to land was struec
below the guards, and had to be steered
to a sand bank to preent its Immediate
sinking. Three of the ears pleaged oat
ot .ight and were lest. The oethc
, recovered, The total loss was
Certla Swedish peileopra ezpoewd
a erademnd cri al to a psee that
roe him luard sa ild. The bddy
has bean pila i a aM yanko ali, Is
atr tyearn, at is to bethaws ea t.be
h- h d im i gt that rhos wfll
wake ap u~ad aid l Mvrc w it
Oregon is building six railroads.
The population of Oregon exceeds SO.
The Truckee river is jammed for miles
with railroad ties.
The odd Fellows of Man Francisco
have a library ,of 15,000 voluime.
The (irecian Bend has" broke out in
Achison, Kansas. so says the C'iampio,,.
Achison. K;ansas. is building veloci
Eiight hundred gang plows lhave t.en!
sold at S:tckton during the past season.
Treasure ('ity. \% bite Pine, has alti- ;
tude, silver, population and whisky
Land is rented in Alameda county at
$6 to $7 per acre this season.
A canal at the Wallamet Falls, Ore
gon, is projected. It will cost :100,000.
The population of White Pine district
is estimated at 4,000.
About one hundred tons of codfish
are now curing on the flakes at Sau%
A route for wooden railways from Re
no to Virginia, Nevada, has been sur
James Heath Wilmer committed sui
cide in Mariposa county, Cal., Dec. 22.
by cutting his throat with a penknife.
Miss Eliza Pittsinger, formerly a
proof-reader in a Boston printing office
is now a popular California poetess.
···I· us a . ru* _ BT _l _ _
The White Pine .rics advises people
to keep away from there this winter, if
they would not starve.
The steam plow has been successfully
introduced in Santa Clara county, Cali
Over $2,000.000O of debts have been
discharged by parties in Kansas under
the bankrupt law.
The first child born in White Pine
was christened "Treasurett ." by the
Judge Rolfe. of the Nevada Gazette,
will start a paper shortly at Hamiliton,
It is ninetv.five miles from the line
of the Central Pacific Railroad to \White
The, death of a little girl named Agnes
L.eidig, in the Yosemite Valley, was the
first natural one that has taken place in
A San Francisco banker has erected a
monument in the cemetery near the city,
in memonv of his wite, which cost $2.,
000 in gold.
irs. lien. Pat E. ('onnor presented her
intrepid. Salt Lake sailor lord with a
son, at their residence in San Francisco,
a few days since.
The San Diego (('al.) U'i,,, urges an
appropriation of $100.0(0) for throwing
San Diego river into False Bay. which
was its ancient embouchure.
Flax can be raised in the vicinity of
Folsom, California. equal to that raised
in Ireland, or in any of the States eas:
of the Rocky Mountains.
The Virginia, Nevada, ELt rprize says
the small pox is increasing fearfully in
that city, and appears beyond the con
trol of the city authorities.
William Smith, engineer at the Hale
& Norcross mine, died at Virginia. Ne
vada. at 11 o'clock. January 4th. of
F. L. A. Pioche and M. Noel of San
Francisco, have patented a process for
the reduction of ores by electricity. It
said to be cheap and simplie.
Michael Malone. a member of the, Em
met (inard, was shot, dead at Portland,
Oregon. on the evening of January 1. by
The " Kansas Wine Company," of
Lawrence offers twenty per cent. of its
gross receipts for a month, to the com
mittee for the reliet of the peor.
C. (iudmond, silversmith, of Sacra
mento, John Oakley of Nevada and Dan
iel Greenwood of Sierracounty. Cal.. are
The distance from Elko to Hamilton,
in the White Pine Mines, will prombably
be about 115 miles by the road about to
be built between the two places.
It took Gen. Geo. B. McClellan nearly
two months to decline the Presidency of
the University of California. How long
would he have been ifhe had decided to
take it ?
The Central Pacific Railroad Compa
ny have now in use 180 locomotives,
2,000 platform cars, 700 box freight cars.
besides a large number of express and
A Boot Black in San Francisco sent a
present of poisoned figs to a rival. He
was arrested for attempted murder. but
will probably play the Cole game and be
acquitted for insanity.
Governor Haight has appointed Hon.
A. C. Adams of Mokelumne Hill, Calva.
ras County, Judge of the 11th Judicial
District of California, vice Hoa. S. W.
Judge R. L. Woodworth, who was
nominated by President Johnson for the
position of U. States Associate Judge of
Arisons Territory, has requested that
his name be withdrawn.
About the 1st of November, a young
man named George M. Lloyd, nephew
of B. Holladay, who became insane from
the effects of the earthquake shock at
San Francisco, jumped overboard from
the steamer Chrysopolis. sand was drown
ed. The body was found January 8d.
ban Fraeiso is velocipeding. They
go out to the Cliff House on the t.ro
wheeled bggi es now, in parties of six
or eight, and it is thought of suaf ileat
importance to make a note of the occe
donBs in the telegrams east.
The irst twenty miles of the ansas.
City and Galvesten Railroad is comples
ted, and three years is set for the corm
plet1ioof the entire road. Kansas City
ing abd like a prairie Lre. Over
5000 ouemwere bmit in 168. weee
railroads enmtr there.
The Hidden Treasre Silver Miling
cmpainy, caes seesip oo, in White
Pln DI tes, N Trse, ll
Baehsy, Jo A. MeQuade-, W. Poa,
l. M H and F. G. mitsh was ta--er
persatd t Sm P la e, January 4th.
At Meadow Lake, Jam thF s ow
was dl b" Opp Pal *bY 1 to
The iron horse reached Echo City on
Friday atternoon, filling the Ech Mtes
wi:h joy (and tarantula juice.) 'I is is
the neares' point of access to the rail
roacl until it reaches the mouth of ,Webl
er Canyon.--'dt Liake Rltprf. r.
The Denver Trib,'.:: is jubilant o'er a
new discovery of coal thirty-five miles
west from that city, and only one mile
fr.ou'the railroad track. The bed is be '
tween five and a half and six feet wide.
and the coal is of superior quality.
During the nonth of Decemnlber there
we.re 484 sals of real eitate in San
Francisco, aggregating $1606.939 in
value. During the eacn. lwriod there
were 211 mortgages of the value of
I139.913 and 143 releases, amounting to
SFor the year ending January 1st, 1V69,
the I'. P. R. R. did the following busi
ness for ('heyenne alone : freightl carried,
71,280,6..53 lbs.; charges. $1,360.903 4$ :
amount received tor tickets, $ 124,000.
This includes the C'oloradc business, for
which Cheyenne is the depot.
The general government pays the
\Vestern Union Telegraph Company
forty thousand dollars per annum sub.
sidv on the overland line from Omahal
to San Francisco. A pretty good btnus
on the best paying investment in the
The San Francisco (:1ll tells of a
newspaper reporter who " wrung in " on
a private party, and while taking an in
ventory or the plate. etc., for publica
tion, was walked out by a policeman at
the request of the proprietor of the
house. If it had been anybody else
than a newspaper reporter he would
probably have taken the " plate. etc.,"
and let the inventory hold over.
A writer to the Nevada E~btrpri.e,
writing from White Pine strongly
speaks of the folly for people to rush to
White Pine at the present season. The
letter closes with the following admoni
tion to those desiring to go thither at
once: "As they value their health, and
even life itselt, again 1 say do not come
The Colorado Tr i.,*'ript lays claims
to having first nominated (Grant for
the Presidency About nine hundred
ninnies have claimed that before, Mr
'raý-rsrt't. Ikn't you think it was his
mother first named (nominated) him.
for that place, or any other he has ac
F~ko is the name of the new town on
the Central tacific railroad, from which
it has been finally decided to construct
the new stage road to Hamilton in the
\White Pine mines. Elko, is situated
at Hot Springs. near the bank of the
Humboldt river. about twenty-five miles
east of Maggie creek and fifteen miles
west of the north fork of the Ilumboldt.
MARRIED.--At the residence of the
bride's father, in Sioux City. Iowa. on
Thursday evening. IDec. '24th, by Rev.
i. B. Pratt. .JousN I. Booos to Miss
ALICE (toEWEA. both of Sioux City.
Many Montanians will join their home
friends and tie ,Joi,'r ,'l in wishing
them a happy, gay dash on the courses
of "true love."
Room for the track of the iron horse.
is the cry in \Vebe-r Canyon, and the
work is crowded from Monday morning
till Saturday night, with an energy that
knows no cessation, no let up. Mr. 8.
J. Jonasson, from whom we learned the
particulars of the big blast, tells us that
no about six weeks the whole of the
grading in Weber Canyon will be ready
for track laying.--T lr,,'aph.
An old land siidt'. at the mouth of
Weber Canyon, on Messrs. Sharp and
Y7oung's contract, that impeded the pro
gross of grading, was lately mined to a
depth of fifty ftiet. Forty-three kegs of
plowder was placed in a chamber of the
mine, and yesterday, at noon. it was ig.
uited. The explosion blew from its an
cient bed eight or ten thousand yards of
rock and dirt.
Last Friday afternoon, says the Stock'.
ton (Cal.,) Independent of January 4, a
man named John ('lugeton. a native of
Michigan, aged 33 years, suddenly ex
pired in an epileptic fit, while sitting in
a chair in George Nelson's saloon Centre
street. Yesterday morning, John B.
hill, a native of Missouri, ageu about 4$
years, was found dead in his bed. at Mr.
Kelly's hotel, Weber avenue.
A gentleman from Provo informs us
that C'hauncy Millard, adliis George. in
the District Court, at Provo City, was
tried, cony icted of murder in the first de
gree, and sentenced to be shot by Judge
Drake.for the murder of Harlan P. Sweet,
near Pelican point, on Friday afterno.n.
the 11th December last. Tahe criminal
is to be executed at Provo City, on
Friday, the 29th inst.-Salt LJake Tele
Gov. raight of California has comrn
muted to imprisonment for life the sen'.
tence of Richard Thompson, convicted
in Lassin County, June 1867, of murder
in the first degree, and sentenced at the
October term, 1868, of the District Court
of the Second Judicial District, to be ex
ecuted December 18, which execution
the Governor postponed to January 22.
It's too bad: Just as Helena was com
placently spreading its feathers over
tender triplets, and called a "show
down" with "thres queeas," lowa comes
in with "three fours" and a "pair of
deuces" and rakes the board. There's
a "cold deck" out somewhere. If Iowa
doe't have its hands full with that fall
hand of-what are those cards that are
cut narrow at one e.td-it will prove to
have the bes, system of "infantry tac
The Utah Legislature was organized
Jan. 11th, by the election of t.e follow',
Hous--Orson Pratt, Speaker.
Robert L. Campbell, Chief Clerk.
Joseph C. Rich. Assistant Clerk.
F. 8. Richards, Engrossing Clerk.
8. H. B. Smith, Sergeant-asArms.
Abluadi Pratt, Messenger.
Geo. W. Blade, Foreman.
Win. W. Phelps, Chaplain.
Co.cIL-Hon. (Geo. A. Smith, Pres't.
Patrick Lnjch. Secretary.
Charles W. Stainer, Assistant.
J. D. T. McAllster, ergeaat-as-Arms.
Charles W. rrington, Mesmsenger.
Chars W. Smith, Formsan.
Joespb Yeaag. Bem., Chaplain.
The admers were sworn in by his Xx
ofue the Teritocry. t
ls wsm 14,148 tasals I Phil.'
S " 'inS yen, .. * thlym ser.
Jerusaleni has a steam mill.
Florence has a five-story theatre.
Paris is luxuriating on bear steaks.
('hang refuses to cut loose from Eng.
The Erie warriors are all Vermonters.
Tostee is confidentially said to be 440.
Bostonians drink hot soda water.
Rosa Bonheur makes ~16.0(x0 a y-ar.
Small-pox is raging in tincinnati.
Beecher defends lotteries.
Patti is coming to America.
TL, ('Citp is the last New York journal.
" Porte ('rayon " is in the lecture
C'ornell College (Iowa) has 200 stu
The Princess Salm-Salm has a little
Train toots "ip his asset, at $6,OO.()O.
The ass sets it pretty high.
The French vote Wilkie Collius above
Dickens as a literary man.
A new species of cotton, called'" lace."
is being raised in Texas.
Bulwer is writing a life of Palmer
Lady Franklin is a woman suffragist.
The Bible is now printed in 2U)0 dif
The year of Jubal f. has come--re
turn, ye wandering sinners, home.
Troy has projected a velocipede tour
nament next September.
Does a man consider a woman a poem
when she is a verse to him':
Song for Magistrates-"Let us speak
of a man as we've fined him."
It is proposed to make Alaska % penal
Of 700,n) children in Missouri. only
100,000 attend Sunday Schools.
Brick Potreroy is a grandson ot (ien.
The New Jersey Camden and Amboy
monopoly expired with last year.
Velocipede sleeve buttons in bronze,
are the latest agony.
Florida. Mass., has a lady cobbler.
(lail Hamilton will winter in New
New Haven has a tavern called 'As
tor house. Jr.
Thirteen persons were lynched in In
diana during the last six months.
'l'here are said to be 5,000 1photo
gralphers in the United States.
A popular New York organist per
forms at weddings for 100) a tune.
A threal mili in HIolyoke, 3Mas.achu
setts. strings out t25,000 spools daily.
The Brooklyn. N. Y., terry-boats car.
ry t20A.I00, )IrJ passengers annually.
Elliott r-ceived seventy-five cents for
the first picture sold by him.
('ambridge, Mass.. has :.5.000 people,
and is worth $3s.,000.000.
Norwich (Conn.) used ve'lci;:edh
sixty years ago.
A ('lhicagoan has invented a one
Jay Cooke has taken hold of the IIoo
sac tunnel project.
Dana will not retuse a foreign mission
if one is offe~red.
" Family dismemberment " is the
Chicago word for divorce.
W1endell Phllips calls magnan.ility"
"'senti mental iun h."
Only sixty duels have bern f.ou-iht 1,y
Patti de 'assaflnac, editor of the Paris
The Newport VNr,, puts its announce
fment of births under the head of "New
henry c la's e,,n Theodore. is an in
mate of the lunatic asylum at L.-xing
The next style of bonnet is to be a
bead and two inches of ribbon, lastened
with a hair pin.
A New Orleans paper quotes hurglary
in that city rather stiffer, with a tenden
cy to more extensive operations.
Gen. G(orge W. Cole, the Iliscock
murderer, is now living with his wife at
Trumansburg. New York.
Disappointed office-seekers need not'
starve in Washington. Soup houses
are established there.
A printer puts a "c" for an "h," and
makes a reporter say, "A locomotive
went over a cow, and cut it into cirlve""
The Lincoln monument is to be built
from the foundation rock. twenty feet
below the surface of the soil.
General McClellan is to address the
Mercantile Library Association in Bos- i
ton on the 22d of February.
A yonng lady in New Albany received
sixty calls on New Year's day. and sang
"Captain Jinks'" fifty-five times.
If a man is murdered by his workmen,
should the coroner render a verdict of
killed by his own hands'
The chief business of Spain. just
now, is esid to be selling lottery tick
John Russell Young denies that he is
to resign the managing editorship of
the New York Tribuse.
A festive old gent of seventy made
over 'sixty" calls in New York on New
A pumpkin pie nine feet in diameter
was exhibited at a reent Fair at Ports
mouth, N. H.
The unfinished high school building
in Oshkosh, Wis., has already cost fifty
three thousand dollars.
Tandem teams, hitched to two
wheeled vehicles, are the style on Cen
The chief engineer of a French rail
way having died recently, five thousand
workmen followed him to the grave.
Lynching is now described as "a man
kicking at the United States from the
end of a tight-rope."
The Siamese twins have finally des
rcied not to be severed. They are too
much attached to each other.
Chicago reporters now call dentists
"task holeters," ad blacksmiths "vnl-
It is estimated that there are 225,000
threshing mýehines in the United States
without eoating the " bhoobmarms."
It Is eoasiered eo1 to take a man's
hat with his same writte in lt, amply
bmeae yO want his autograph,
'" for a thousapd tongues" a7., h
b:,y remarked when inside a molar,
Gilt furniture is fashionable just n,,w
in New York u!,ppr-tendoinl ra:w.;n,
('lar'es MI. Barras. of "Black 'r,,"k
fame ii building himself a fin. i. .rr,,ý
Adam whllen tired of naRinin..I, l. _
eendants, said. "let all the rest !,. ,l,:t
Mark Anthonv's aIppeal ai:a11,.-i ;
cold weather-Irienlds, 1i.mans. ,un.
trymien. lend ,ne your ear-mutlt
Montreal lha had over liHI diat,.
from smuall-pox in tL.e five weeks eniL..
The Trtnaurer of the t'iermai. 1,rr,
testant Church in Cincinnati. ha= -
sconded. a defaulter in $5.:;8t0
American corn-cobs are soil it, tle
ati,.et of l.ndhn, as " Patent tir*--.i.l..
ers-eight for a pennuv.
There are 7,000O rum-sellers in 1)-a,.
sylvania, and 1Mi.479 school-te.acth,rs
Cost of supporting schools. .-i:.:V2 .
value of liquor consumed, :~31.4", l,7
tioldrick'a :oc'kAy l1,"iti,. II ., I is
the worst paper in America-l-,r , i
tors. It is too handsome to clip. and
still we cant help it.
My "'ftion of a wife at fort-.'. -a:;
Jerrold. "is that a man should b.- ae
change her. like a bank note. !,,r w.,
An insane man killed ilim,,-i: a
boarding house in Allegany, Pa.. 'l'u-.
day, by undertaking to "syringe ,utit i:
ear with a pistol.
A widow. resident of F'on du i. c
\Vis.. has Major Andres watch. h'ea rinr
his name on its back. with the lato
1774. She wants to sell it.
An army surgeon claims t, have in
vented electro music. by which one ter.
former can play a brass band in hait a
dozen difttrent cities at once-.
A nephew ot ir \Walter Sctt-W- a
Scott, son ,t Sir Waiter Scott's brhler
Daniel-is an inmate ot the charitabiei
"Home' ot the St. Andrew Society o:
The invitations to a tin w.,.i,:n.:
which was attended in New Yirk. a
few days since, were handsonily -n.
,ra.ve ,ln highly polilshel Ints t tiu.
of ahbout the size of an ordtinary card
A grave-stum. in the Sackville
cemetery has this e.l)itapit
"In tuermory of Jane Ben'.
XWho kicked up her heels i law away sL
Theodore Tilton s ili.a of th.- nii:",,n.
ium is the time wi,-n ,. e Ter \\.%r ,x"i w.
have a wedding rlui ,in lr :l.r :an:
a ballot in her hand.
It,)ss Browne has iniured isii :,,rna.
appearance by falling on his n...- n
ing thrown oat of a carriage at S'hanr
At a r.ent tire in Concord. a strean.
of water from a stetsn fireenein • -rlck
the lef: .'ve ,t a tiremian withl . :re
as t) drive it outt Io it.: s)ck,':.
'l'Tie new Lord t'hancellor ,t (,r-a:
Britain. Sir V. Page \V ,,,t. t... - hi
seat in the Iouse of Loris a- iltr.
llatherly, of Hatherly, in the counta ,
(;en. (i. ('lay ~r itlh. la e t,,v,.rn ,: ,:
Montana. has purchased a tarni in ',::
county, Kv.. where he will in t il.,:r·
reside, and toIllow the pursuit -: nr.
•How many children have I aikne:
a wc:nan oft a sprit-rapper. F,,r
SAndl how many have 1 :' a-k".! i,.:
husband " Two," wa. the as't e, in:
reply. A mistake somewhere.
An exchange says, with truth. wha.
an American invests in horses anl imiu',
an Ernglishman invests in _,,.s r,,.
and the latter investmnent, in :til" 'a,
run, is tile better.
The New York Trih,,o says th-r
are inore agricultural implemiients in the
new Stat'. of Iowa than in ierua:nv
Spain, Italy. Turkey. R.us.ia.. tr;ia anu
Mrs. Sackett. of Behldf)r.i. \\avnc
c ,unty. Mich , recently gave I:.rt, a:
child, anld ,ne week therreat:Qr %.t- dý
livered iof two more children. The t.i"
litter aud the mother died.
The Mississippi Valley T',-!rraph
line, extending from 't. Paul to St
Louis, is now in successful operation
it is the intention to extend it t- New
A large brick block on Monro,, street.
Lynn, Mass., containing extensive shoe
manufacturies, and five stores, RWL
burned on the 26th of January. 1.3
Offenbach is said to be engaged 0oD
sequel to the "Grand Duchess. in which
her ladyship henpecks Prince Paul. and
a blacksmith flattens out the raber of
Homer is supposed to have been the
first to notice the Grecian bend. in the
following lines from the text of the
Lo. here the wretched Aisamemn.o, stadAs
The unhappy general of the Greciaa bsand.
Whom Jove decrees with daily cares to ,"'.
Ex.Queen :sabl-lla sleep 5ixteei
hours out of twenty-four, and pases
the remaining eight hours in eating t
great deal more than is gond for het
chatting with her maids and chi!dre
and driving out for an hour or two.
Chinamen in gangs of halt a doe,
directed by a seventh Chinaman coast
the silver coin in the Bank of t'alitOr
nia, in San Francisco. It is Saidl tley
are too skillful to be cheated with -pI'ui
A Iondon letter writer says tLat V.1r
Louis Jennings, nee " Madetliar H-1'"
riques." will soon return to Nerw yO1k
Incompatibility of tempt rament O e
tween her new husband and hrset.t `
intimated to be the cause.
Senator Cole is said to be worth a
million dollars, and i* has cost hll not
far from $50,000 to secure h.is brother'
acquittal of the murder of lisclck tie
paid James T. Brady $5.,000 for h:1 r.0
vices in the trial.
A drunken Car • who inmtt " p'.
vate in his comps . the. so. .' c,ndi
tion, ordered him halt. at "ndes"
oring to assume a firm po>.itiu': nd. talk
with severity, exclaimed: "P ri'V
Smith, IT1 give you t:ll (hic) foUur'o ca.
to gissober in." "Cap's replied the e"
dier, "as ou're .A s -si ht drunker's
am, (h) I'll give ou tily five o'lock