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Vol. VL WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1870. No. 43.
EVEI.Y WEDNESDAY MORNING,
At Newberry C. H.,
By Th F. & R, H. GPrenekeP,
Editors and Proprie:ors.
Invariably in Advance.
i^? Ti. paper is stopped at the expiration of
mi: for whicfi it is paid.
'7 T'h :I mark denotes expiration of sub
de~t :der: :> death of the flowers,
And beore they are buried in snow,
Thcr" ctiws a festival season,
\;l', nature is all aglow
Aow with a mystical splendor
That rivals the brightness of Spring
Aglow nith a beauty more tender
Than aught which fair sunincr could
tyme siri ::k'in to the rainbow
Th.:n borrows its magical dyes,
And iantles t'Ce tr-spre-ading landscpe
In hues that bewilder the eyes.
The sui Ironi his cloud-pillowed chamber
Smiles soft on a vision so gay,
And dreams that his favorite cbildren,
The ilowers, have not yet passed away.
'I'c"ru', a luninous mist on the mountains,
A light, tz:ure haze in the air,
As if a:cls, while heavenward soaring,
I;td left their bright robes floating there;
The hreeze is so soft, so caressing,
It sveens a mute token of love,
Ani "!m to the heart like a blessing,
Lrom =o:ui happy spirit above.
Thee d:tys so serene and so charming,
Awaken a dreamy delight
A trertnIou, tearful enjoyment.
Like soft strains of music at night
We k:nw they're fading and fleeting,
That quicklv, too quickly they'U end,
And we watch thern with a yearning affec
As at parting we watch a dear friend.
Oh ! h^autiful Indian Summer !
Thou iavorite child of the year,
Thou darling, whom nature enriches,
Withl gifts and adornments so dear !
How fain would we woo thee to linger
On mountain and meadow awhile,
For ot:r !:earts, like the sweet haunts of
Iejoice a:.d grow young in thy smile.
Not alone to the sad fields of autumn
Dost thou a lost brightness restore,
R:t thou bringest a world-weary spirit
S-.eet dreams of its childhood once more;
Thy loveliness tills us with memories
if all that was brightest apid best
Thy peace and serenity offer.
A foretaste of heavenly rest.
TH E TWO PATHS.
"Come George-just a drop a',
patrting. Heaven only knows
when we may meet again. You
are to settle among the hills of
Berkshire in the West,and I amid
the vales of Middlesex, in the
lEast. Just a glass to our success."
"No. Matcolmn ; if I would ac
cept aL true pledgc of success I
must not find it in the wine eup.
I hold the cup as a signal of fatil
They were young men;* both of
the:a--just admnitted to the bar,
and ready to enter upon the prae
tice of their* profession.
And on this bright, crisp au
tu~mnnal afternoon George and Mal
colm were to sep)arate. They had
selected their fields of labor, and
were prepared to enter upon the
--Pooh !" cried Malcolm, in re
sponse to his friend's last remark,
there's promise in bright wine if
one kno,ws how to use it. Come
an<i take a parting glass with me."
"No, Maleomn-youi must not
ask me. Were I to take the cup
to my lis I should feair it as I
l.nght featr a viper taken to my
D4o you mean to say that you
ar going to be a teetotaler ?"
Unon that course I am re
sol)e and i: let the future decide
-'An shortly after this they part
Maleolm Carling~ removedI to
Mi-i 'cx county, where he very
s)on taned fo,r himnselt a host of
*friendls and anm extensive pracetice.
Hiis intelleet wvas brilliant ; his wit
was ready anid caustie ; his humor
*was rieh~anid exuberant, and his
fl~ow of ianguage was from a fount
iftthou-:ht and imagery that never
fald His path seemed a pleasant
One indeed. Only flowers of rarest
kolorsnd most exquisite fragrance
hed ed it, while sweet music kept
time to the dropping of the glit
- eringt sands in the glass. it was
the pathl he had chosen from the
fist Its goal was the highest
possible nlane of the social life, and
the presi'ding genius was the Spirit
of the wine cup.
He reached the goal erc he knew
Sit. An the joys of life he hatd
chosen had be~en tasted cre he
reached his pr*ime. A brief space,
and the flowers began to wither;
the thi~orns protrud(ed, bare antd
sharp ; the sweet music grew
f..nter..sdiscordant notes crept
in to maru and break the harmony;
and thle sands of thle glass-drp
ping drppig, dropping-had
lost their glitter, and now fell
darkly- and1 solemnly into the back
flowinig tide of the time that was
George Nixon Briggs establish
edi himself in Berkshire, and puar
-sued his wri h ahh a
bse.All that he was he owed
to his own endeavors5; and all that
he could hope for- in the future
mfust come through the same chan
nel. At thle age of thirteen he
!i. iii",: a-..cz,t ..1 to a hatter,
at White Creek. New York, where
he remained two years. At the
age of fifteen his brother had taken
him from the hatter's shop and
sent him to an academy. In one
year thereafter, his brother had
died, from which time he bad been
left to steer his own bark, and se
lect his own chart.
True to the loftier instincts of
his nature, he had selected the
path of honor and mural duty,
feeling assured that if he sought
first" the kingdom of God and His
righteousness, all other things
would be given unto him. He
was a social man-pre-eminently
so-and a more genial companion
never blessed the social circle; but
be did not prostitute the higher
nature to the allurements of the
festive board; nor did be allow
himself to be deceived by the false
glitter of the bacchanalian tinsel.
le lived true to the pledge whieb
he had taken in his early man
hood-the pledge of total absti
nence from intoxicating liquors
and the longer he lived the more
reason had he to bless God for the
choice he had made.
At the age of thirty he was
elected to Congress from the Berk
shire district, and in that capacity
he was retained during six succes
sive terns,declining furtherservice
in that direction upon being nom
inated to the office of Governor.
At the age of forty-seven he was
elected Governor of Massachu
setts, to which office he was an
nually re-elected from 1843 to
It was a cold, bleak day in March.
Governor Briggs had just descend
ed from his room in the State
House, and was leaning against
the railing which guards the stat
ue of Washington, in conversation
with a friend, when a page ap
proached and handed him a note.
le broke the seal and read. It
was from the Mayor of the city,
informing him that a man had
been picked up in the gutter dur
ing the night by the watch, and
was now pronounced to be dying
of delirium tremens. "He says,"
wrote the Mayor, "that he knew
you once-that you were his
friend and schoolmate. He will
not give his name. If you would
like to see him, come soon."
The Governor hastened down
to the City Building, and with Dr.
Smith, the city physician, h' went
down into the policestation, where
the poor waif lay.
Alas! he would never have re
cognized in that wasted, shattered
wreck of humanity the friend of
his youth; but so it was. 0 !
what a sad, sad sight!
"Has he any consciousness left ?"
the Governor asked.
"IIe has had one or two lucid
spells; but the delirium has about
spent itself. iIe can rave no
At this moment the sufferer
tarted, and opened his eyes-dark,
avernous eyes, bleared and ghast
y, but with a gleam of' intelligence
n their sunken depths.
"Who spoke ?" lhe demanded, in
a hollow, whispered tone.
"Malcolm, it was I. Don't you
know me ?
"The poor man straggled to
aise himself, and the attendants
elped him; and when he had
yeen lifted to a sitting posture,
ith pillows at his back, he looked
"I know the voice," he said.
"Aud don't you know the face ?
Look at me, 3Malcolm."
A little time, and something
ike a smile broke over the worn
nd haggard face.
"Geor'gec! is it v'ou?"
"Yes, M1alcolm.~ I am your old
choolfcllowi. You surely rememn
er' me now."
Malcolm Carling grasped the
and of' his friend and gazed upl
nto his face. Another faint smile
rept in upon his scarredl and tor
ured features, but it quickly faded
war, and something like a pearl
listened upon the drooping tash
"Malcolm, what can I do for
"Nothing-nothing, George. I
m past help. I chose my own
ath and I have traveled in it
nd here I am. But you-you.
h! why should I murmier? You
hose the better path, George
nd there you are. You, Gover
or of Massachusetts; and I-I-"
The voice choked, the .features
ere convulsed; a moment so, and
hen the eyes were opened, the
mile flitted back, and he murmur
d, as his head sank, "&ic transit
He had reached the end of the
eary way, and another wreck
pon the terrible reef' which a per
icious appetite has reared amid
he waters of life.
Governor Briggs told me the
tory of Malcolm Carling as we
at together upon the platform on
Boston Common, during the pub
ic reception of' Father Math ew.
Louis Napoleon, they say, is not
fraid of' being sent to St. Helena,
ior to Ham, nor to the Black Hole
f' Calcutta. All lie asks is that
the won't send him to Chicago.
Vive La Woman I
We published a telegram a few
days since in which it was stated,
referring to the election in Wyo
ming Territory, that "Mrs. Howe,
wife of the United States Mar
shal, was the first lady who 'over
voted for Delegate to Congress.
Ladies voted generally through
out the Territory. They east 171
votes at Cheyenne precinet."
Now, here is something practi
cable and tangible. While Eliza
beth Cady Stanton is double-shot
ting her guns and blazing away,
through her paper, at the horrible
men in the East; while charming
Anna Dickinson stands, in a pair
of No. 7 slippers, and belches forth
her arguments of thunder from
the rostrums of Massachusetts;
we find the dear girls away off
yonder in Wyoming Territory
marching up to the ballot-box in
one solid invoice of calico and de
positing their ballots with as much
nonchalance as if they had been
wearing pantaloons long before
they immigrated to that land of
milk, crinoline, woman's rights
Is it possible that the success of
the female Wyomingos in assert
ing and maintaining their rights
is attributable to the fact that
there are no Cady Stantons and
no Anna Dickinsons in that fa
vored land ? if so, we advise the
suffering "female women" of New
England to place their noisy lead
ers and orators in confinement.;
discontinue the mutterings of the
Revolution, and let their rights
come "dry so," as seems to have
been the case in Wyoming Terri
Glorious country, that Wyo
ming! Mrs. Howe, wife of the
United States Marshal, sings a
snatch of "Rock-a-bye baby on the
tree-top" to the "heir apparent,"
buckles on her five-shooter, rolls
up her pants, lights her cigar, cau
tions Mr. Howe "not to let that
child fall out of the cradle," and
marches off to the polls to add her
influence and power to the cause
of woman's freedom and woman's
But Rowe about Howe ? Does
he vote at all ? or does he stay at
home and mind the baby while
his innocent wife fixes up things
at the polls ? Possibly Mrs. Howe
says to Mr. Howe: "Be a good
boy, now, Johnnie. I shall go
right to the polls, deposit my bal
lot, and work for the cause until
nearly sundown ; then 1 w.'i re
turn and let you go and vote. I
will allow you fifteen minutes to
get to the polls-ample time-only
two miles distant." Of course,
Howe didn't say a word-not in
Wyoming-and then comes the
"tug of war."
We feel sure it would be abso
lately safe to bet ten to one that
Howe's baby was teething, and
that it was subject to frequent at
tacks of the coliec; that during the
absence of his spouse it became
necessary to use nine bottles of
soothing syrup, four bottles of
paragoric, and one of the old lady's
Suppose, too, the battles around
the polls waxed warm, and it be
:ame important for cara sposa to
strike a few "hefty" blows "from
the shoulder" in order to main
tain the dignity of the sex. And
suppose all this occupied her time
until the close of the polls. Then
what becomes of' Howe and his
vote? That's what's agitating the
ountry from centre to circumfer
:ee, and what's "stopped the
PLxsGiNo AN AXE INTO A MAN's
HEART.--Some days ago Win.
Watkins carried off a shirt belong
ing to James WV. Foster, a wealthy
Parmer at Newton Stewart. On
Thursdaiy evening Foster m e t
Watkins at Estridge's blacksmith
shop, and asked him (Watkins)
when he intended to return the
shirt. This question infuriated
Watkins, and without further
words he seized an axe and struck
Foster on 'he left shoulder, almost
literally hewing the sboulder and
arm from the body. He repeated
the blow upon the shoulder, when
Foster whirled round with his
back to the murderous assailant.
rhis gave Watkins a fair chance
t his victim, and swinging the
xe into the air, he dealt Foster a
hird blow with the blade in the
eft side behind the shoulder, and
iterally splitting his heart in two.
[New Albany (Ind.) Ledger.
Queen Emma, of the Sandwich
slands, has seen so much of civili
ation that she has resolved not to
throw herself away upon the fune
ral pile of her husband, but instead
thereof to permit another suitor
for her hand to dry her tears and
to sweeten her cup of' aloes.
The Paris journals are confident
that the ex-Emperor and Empress
of France will retire to the shades
of private life on the snug little
income of 200,000,000 francs, -or
nbou $40000.000 per year.
It is announced that perpetual
motion has at last been attaiued, I
and that the machine will b3 on o
exhibition in Chicago in about a a
fortnight. The inventor is a Mr.;4
Horace Wickham. Jr., a native of S
Orange County, Now York, who !
has resided in Chicago from early i
childhood, and who is therefore P
altogether the proper man for an t
enterprise so extraordinary. The b
Times of that city devotes three a
columns to it, but no one is asked t
to believe, now, as it is said every- .
body will eventually beconvinced,
it not enthusiastic. A party re. tl
cently visited the residence of Mr. c
Wickham to see the thing, and 0
were ushered into his bed-ebambcr. D
Beside the couch was au ordinary p
table. and upon that rested a thick a
marble slab, which formed the [
foundatiou of his device. Four '
iron logs held the marble above si
the table, and the slab, with its fc
accompanying machinery, could ti
be lifted clear from the boards
and carried into the adjoining p
"The boy turning the crank" "
was summarily dropped from the si
minds and tongues of the visitors. ui
It was much plainer thau the iu
noses upon their respective faces fc
that the impelling fbrce all laid Cl
I above, and not below the marble. h
Several upright standards were is
firmly screwed upon the slab, and p
these sustained the something b
that was perplexing the wits of
the party. A lever, some two c
feet in length, delicately hung be- e
tween two of the standards, was T
oscillating steadly.up and down, tl
like the walking beam of a minia- y
tnre steamboat. In fact it was to d
all appearnees more like a tiny g
walking beam than anything else. it
A thin shaft hung from one end, 1c
the lower extremity of which was ct
attached to a main wheel, and p
this to a few plain cogs, surmount- i
ed by an infinitesimal "governor," p
such as is used for regulating the
speed of all steam engines. The
diminutive beam soemed to drive C
the main wheel, the wheel seem
ed to turn the cogs, the cogs
forced the "governor" to spin
about. All this was simple C
enough, but what worked the
The young enthuaiast (which
was Wickham) was ready, at the
enquirers' olbows, with the :- be
swer. He showed how the walk- ".
ing-beam was hollow, and its in- c
terior formed an unbroken cir- A
cuit, in which little balls, partially /
filled witli mercury, were chasing
each other in an eternal pursuit; -
how the air was exhausted from 01
the channel in the beam so that to
the spheres of quicksilver might i3
play in a vacuum; how, when a al
ball reached the end of the beam fr
furthest from the wheels, a valve W
was driven open and the sphere r
was forced up into the top of the ?
course to be again hurried on ir is
its unbroken route ; how the main r(
wheel had quicksilver in some of m
its spokee, ready at the proper in
stant to overcome the weight of P1
the balls at the further end of thcR
beam-in short, exactly how this rt
very simple and yet altogether
beautiful device was operated. ~
For seven long months has that tC
little beam moved steadily up anc
down, and the main wheel han Pi
ground out its fifty regular revo
lutions a minute, and the minor eI
cogs have been driven faster still C.
and the tiny brake has controlle(
the motions of the whole, the di ?
minutive "governor" regulating i
all. The report concludes with S~
the comprehensive remark thia!
"the most astute logic under heav
en .annot prove that two and two
are not four, and all the reason in.; I
upon the face of the earth. eannot
do away with the fact that Mr d
Wick-ham's invention has thus fa: in
done what is claimed for it." s
Lxm1.-Our en terprising towns- di
man, Rev. B. Holder, has placed th
on our table a remarkably pure sh
specimen of carbonate of lime, ta- lir
ken from a vein intersected by the of
Blue Ridge Railroad at what ia of
known as Sloan's cut; four milce in
above WValhalla. The rock is of n at
whitish, crystaline appearance, re fo
sembling very much a block of w:
loaf sugar. It appears almost at or
pure as marble, containing a very th
small per centage of earthy mat- Tl
ter. Mr. H. has leased this quarry m;
and is now engaged i nburning his of
first kiln of 500 bushels. Unless loa
greatly disappomnted in the result B<
be hopes to be able, at an early ar
day, to supply farmers and rae- in
cbanics with a superior article of o,
hydrate at very low prices. WVher th
we consider the great value of m
lime as a fertilizer, especially on Tl
our cold bottom land, this disc:ov- cn
ery must prove gratifying to eve- bi:
ry person. It is an essential in- til
gredient in all soils, and with us lo
is often deficient for the profi table sa
growth of many agricultural pr)- ar
ducts. A full supply, at low prices, ta
will enhance the yield of corn, :til
wheat and the grasses to the ger.- i.A
erad benefit of the County. We'
wish Mr. HI. all the sucese h:s
low to Make Cuttings Grow.
Alluding to the manner of pro
agating cuttings, the Ec.u E:y
and Fanter says that it has t:ecn
scertaiued that a cutting will de
elop roots much sooner in moist
snd than in rich soil. But the
aud cannot maintain its growth
)r any length of time. To pre
are pots for raising euttings
liey should be filled nearly to the
rim with rich garden loam, dark
od porous, not clayey and soggy ;
Leu pour in one inch in depth of
.ouriug sand ; sea sand will do as
!oll as the yellow sand. Wet
ais thoroughly, and place the
attiugs, from which all but three
r four upper leaves have been re
toved, close to the side of the
Ut; the contact of the ware
tainst the stem of the cutting
romotes its growth. Press the
et sand firmly around the tiny
em. A great deal of your chance
)r success in raising slips or cut
ngs depend upon this.
Plant as many cuttings as the
ot will hold, from six to a dozen,
:cording to the size of your pot ;
'hen they are firmly set in the
Ind two or three can be inserted
the middle of the pot. Set them
a dark, warm place for twenty
ur or thirty-six hours. Thus,
ittings will grow quickly in a
ot-bed, because the temperature
not dry. Their growth do
onds a great deal upon light,
eat and moisture.
If a bud is close at the base of a
tting it will strike root more
isily-is not so apt to decay.
he roots shoot from a bud, and
i1 lower down it is the surer
our success. When the leaves
rop, the plant is commencing to
row ; if they wither on the stem,
has begun to decay. By fol
wing these directions no one
Lm fail to grow all kinds of house
ants. Roses and all the rarest
wers of the green houses are
ropagated in this manner.
CHEAP FUEL-PEAT BED DIs
)VEItED IN SOUTU CAROLIN.
itherto it was believed that no
at was to be found South of the
ismal Swamp, Virgiuia; but re
nt experiments and analyses
tve established the fact that
ousands of acres in the South
'Sta~tcs, bld as worthless be
use of their sterility, are peat
,ds of first class quality, to prove
hich it will be necessary only to
te one of many similar cases.
bout 1,000 acres of bog land,
rming a portion of the planta
)n of the estate of J. Raven
athewes, twenty-five miles South
Charleston, between the Edis
and the Ashepoo Rivers, and
:tending from river to river, has
ways be,en considered worthless,
om the well known fact that it
ould neither grow timber natu
*lIy nor agricultural prodncts by
ltivation. An enlightened chem
6, Dr. St. Julien Raveniel, at the
quest of Mr. J. Fraser Mathewes,
ade a personal examination of
is bog and an analysis of sam
es taken from it by him. Dr.1
avenel, in his letter giving the
sult of his investigation, says:
he bed is eight feet thick, uni
rm in structure from top to bot-1
mn ; the peat in it is of' a red
own color, easily reduced by
lgging to a homogenous mass,
hlieb dried in the shade without
acking. .It burned easily, with
nsiderable flame, and left about
ur per cent. of ash, when prop
ly prepar-ed for' fuel. I suppose
will weigh a little more than
ety pounds to the cubic foot."
A REMARKABL DsovERT.
SuIP FoIrsN ]N A CALIFORNIA
EsERT.-By many it has been
ld as a theory that the Yuma
sert was once an ocean bed .At
tervals pools of salt water ha;e I
>od for a while in the midst of'
e surrounding waste cf sand,
sappearing only to rise again in
e same or other localities. A
ort time since one of thee sa- I
ie lakes disappeared, and a party
Indians reported the discovery
a "big ship" left by the reced
g waves. A party of Americans I
once proceeded to the spot, and I
und imbeded in the san<is the
-eek of' a large vessel. .Nearly
e-third of the forward part of
e ship or bark is p)lainly visible.t
ie stump of the bowsprit re-,
tins, and portions of the timbers
teak are perfect. The wreck is
:ated forty miles North of San
'rnandinio and Fort Yumna road, t
d thirty miles West of Los Pal)
os, a well-known watering placet
the desert. The road acr-oss I
e desert has been traveled for
are than one hundred years.
ie history of the ill-fated vessel I
nof course, never be known, 1
.t the discovery of its decaying
nbers in the midst of what has
og been a desert will furnish
vans with food for discussion,
d may perhaps furnish inmpor
nt aid in the elucidation of ques
mils of science--Los Angelos
'etes Sept. S.
An order has been issued consigning 1
e A. E. Pollard to an insane asy'lum.
ONE IlUNDRED E.MICanANTS
BURNi;D To L'EATH.-A very sad
occurrence is riported at Ilio de
Janeiro. namely, the buruiig of
an emigrant ship, and the couse
qucut lus ut' over one hundred
passengers on board. The details
of this terrible catastrophe are
giveu by the captaiu of the Freneb
bark Adele Louise, who succeeded
in saving some of the persons
from the ill-fated vessel-the Ma
uiu Barraviua-on its way from
Genoa fur .Ioutevideo, with one
hundred and tweuty-eight pas
sengurs and twenty-live of a crew.
It appears that on the 21t of Ju
ly, about nine P. M., boiugabreast
of Rio do Jaueiro. the Adelo Louise
sighted the Barravina in flamos
some distance astern, and at once
went to her assistance. What fol
lowed is described in the Telcgrif
"The spectacle presented by the
burning ship was extremely aw
ful ; the cries of the passengers,
the flames leaping out on all sides,
the women shrieking frantically,
some of them jumping overboard,
others holding on by the chains'
and bow of the vessel, forming a
sceno of disaster and confusion
that bales description. One boat
that was lowered was speedily
filled with people crowding into
her, and went down. It was al
most impossible to render assist
anee, but the bark succeeded in
taking off eight persons, including
the captain and mate. The schoiu
er Mary, from London to Austra
lia also happened to pass, and res
rued ten more, whom she tran
shipped to the Adele Louise. The
remainder, 123 in number, per
ished." It seems that the confla
gration broke out in the chimney
of the cooking galley and spread
to a large number of chairs that
rortmed part of the cargo The
passengers and crew immediately
became panic-stricken, and in the
absence of discipline the captain
was unable to take effective meas
ures to suppress the flames, or to
save the lives of those on board.
TUIRTY CENTURIES OLD.-The
:>dest relic of humanity extant is
the skeleton of the earliest Pha
raoh encased in its originai burial
robes, and wonderfully perfect,
r:ousidering its ago, which was do
posited twenty months ago in the
British Museum, and justly re
,arded the most valuable of its
irchaological treasures. The lid
f the coffin was inscribed with
he name of its occupant, Pharaoh
ifykesimus, who succeeded the
ieir of the builder of the great
)yramid, about ten centuries before
Only think of it-the monarch
rbose crumbling bones and loath.
ry integuments are exciting the
wonder of the numerous gazers in
Uondon, reigned in Egypt. before
solomnon was born, and ontyabout
dleven centuries or so after Mis
-aim, the grandson of old father
Soah, and the first of the Pha
aohs, had bean gathered to his
athers ! Why, the tide mark of'
he deluge coild scarcely have
>een obliteratcti, or the gopher
vood knee timbersof theark have
-otted on Mount Arar-at, when
his man of the early world lived,
novcd and had his being. His
iesh and blood were progenitors
f the great~ patriarch.
TAtr. BEARING.-N%ever repeat a
tory unless you are certain it is
~orreet, and not oven then~ unless
omnethinig is to be gained, either
f interest to yourself or for the
ood of the person concerned.
['attling is a mean anid wicked
ractice, and he who indulges in
t grows more fond of it in pro.
>ortion as he is successful. If you
tave good to say of your nteigh
>or, never repreach his character
y telling that which is false. He
who tolls you the faults of others
ntendJs to tell others of your
aults, and so the dis.h of news is
tanded from one to another till
he tr.le eomes enormous.
The compositors' cases in the
aission printing honses in China
asre each over six thousand comn
nartments for the reception of the
mmerous letters of the Chinese
.Iphabet. ~The cases are built in
he form of an amphitheatre, and
he compositor stands in the mid
[to. Every letter ho sets he se
cets from the six thousand. ]
A man at Auburn, who had been
o a circus, said it was easy enough
ur any man of ordinary talent to
urn summnersaults, and he said he
ad talent suffHeient, and proceed
d to show the crowd how it was
one. The surgeon who attended
im said it was probable that his!
eck was broken as soon as he
truck the marble floor.
KILLt un av Wzrr..--In New York;
n Wednesday a man named Pe'.r CZas-1
iday died from injuries received a few]
lays ago by being pushed out of a third
tory window by.-his wife, who was in
iquor. The man at the time was sharp
ring a knife on the stone ledge, when
he wife suddenly seized him by the
egs and threw him over, while her three
:hildrcn were looking on.
Our rich Jews of New York
have much inherited wealth, and
as they alu ost invariably live
within their incomes a Jewish
family is certain to get rich. This
murdered Nathan has been making
money steadily ever since he was
a youth. and only death put a
stop to his atlluence. To his name
may be added that of the Harts,
the Noes. the Simpsvns (famed as
iawnbrokers.) the Bernheimers,
the Levys, the Moses, the Eman
ucls, the Isaaes, the Solomons,
the Davids, aud ether scriptural
names, as noted for wealth. The
rich Jews do not dash in the fast
way for which "Young America" is
noted. The only sporting man
of high rank that I know among
them is August Belmont. He
lives in grand style in Fifth Ave
nae, and keeps a fine stud of fine
ly bred horses. He has been for
thirty years the head ofa banking
house which bears the name of
Rothschild, and is the American
agency of the great European
capitalists. Belmont is too fasl.
iorable to bend himself to the let
ter of Hebrew orJinances and cus
toms. lie is not one of the strict
or sort, and wandered so fhr into
the Gentile world as to marry the
daughter of an American Commc
dore. The affair made great ex
citcmont at the time, and the fush
ionable world was quite iudignant
that the niece of "Perry- on the
Lakes" should marry Belwont.
The bride, however, had a deed of
a Fifth avenue mansion to start
with, and if the course of domestic
life has not subsequently run
smooth, the world has not dis
covered it. The Jews are mas
ters of the gold market, as any
one may know who enters that
noisy room where this commodity
is daily sold as an article of mer
In addition to these Hebrew
magnates of the gold room, there
are a fe w heavy mercantile
houses, the chief of which is Hen
dricks Bros. Those men have dealt
in metals, which, if not gold,
brought golden profits. 'ihey
are among the chief holders of
copper, tin, &c., and have for years
invested their profits in real estate
up town, which has become im
meusely valuable. They now own
hoaes, block after block, and from
humble beginnings have acquired
a position among the chief land
lords of this city. These men
make little noise in the ivorld.
indeed, the Jews as a class do not
seek notoriety. They have a fame
of their own, that is among their
own nation. Every family in the
Fifth avenue synagogue is duly
canvassed, and their rank is silent
ly taken according to the land,
bullion or jewels they are supposed
to possess. Wealth holds a sway
of vast influence here, for no class
acknowledges its power moe than
the Jecws.-Troy, N. Y., Times.
has bought the handsome saddle,
John?" ii:quired a saddle and har
ness maker, some time ago, of his
foreman, upon coming into the
shop and finding that a very hand
some new saddle had disappeared.
"Indeed I canrot tell who it was,
and the worst of it is, it has not
been paid for. I was very busy
this morning, when a gentleman
came in, asked the price of it, told
me to charge it to his ac-count,
threw it into his vehiela, and drove
off before 1 could ascertain his
name. I am sure, howoe:-, he is
one of our Customers, fo)r he has
fi-equently bought articles he"e be
"T h t's rat er a puzzling case,
recally," snid the master', scratch
ing his head, "and some mode
must be devised to find out the
p)urcbaser, and get the pay for the
saddle. Ay, I *have it, (ohn !
Charge every one of our customers,
w~ho have accounts open, with the
saddle; those who didn't get it will,
f orereeeto pay, and in1
that way we shrill roach the right
John did as he was ordered. A
rew weeks r.'trChri.t..ae bills had
been sent out the foreman was in
terrogated as to whether he had
succeeded in finding out the pur
"It is impossible to saiy, sir," he
nswercd, "fo~r about forty have
aid for it without saying a
It is hoped a time is at band
hen every woman will be trained
o some employment by which
he can secure to herself an nde
pendent home and means to sup
>ort a family, in case she does not1
narry, or is left a widow, with
aerself and family- to support.
( American Woman's Home.
McMahon, when he plunged into
bhe fight at Sedan, said to some of
bis officers wvho begge ~ .iim to
restrain himself: "Leave me, my
'iiends, let me show those Kings,
:hose Pr-inces, who hide behind
their masses of men, that a mar
shal of France knows how to fight.
md when beaten_ how to die."
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Special notices in local column 20 cents
Advertisements not marked with the n'a+
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and charged aceording -.
Special contracts made with large adrer
tiscrs, with Liberal deductions on anoTe rates.
JS PRz rzT.e
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
"Fetch on Your Lats?"
Adam Bepler ke,ops a tavern in
Alleghany. One rather gloomy
evening eeently, when Adam was
in rather a gloomy humor, a
stranger presented himself about
bed time, and asked to stay all
"Certainly," said Adam, eyeing
the rather seedy looking stranger.
"If you take breakfast, it will be
youst one dollar."
"But I have no money," said the
man. "I atu dead broke, but if you
will trust me-"
"Ah !" said Mr. Bepler, "I don't
like that kind of customer. I
could fill mine house every night
mit dat kind, but dat won't help
me run dis house."
"Weli,'' said the strangerr after .
a pause, "have you got any rats
'-Yes," replied Adam. "yon'd
better believe we have. Why, the
place is lousy mit demn."
'-Well," rejoined the man. "I.l
tell you what I'lldo. If you let me
have lodging and breakf tst, I'll ki:
all the rats to-morrow."
"Done," said Bepler, who had
long been desperately annoyed by
the number of old Norways that
intested his premises.
So the stranger, a gaunt, sallow,
melancholy-looking man, was
.bhown to bed, and no doubt had a
good sleep. After break fast next
morning, Mr. Bepler took occasitn
in a very gentle mannertoreminSd
his guest of the contract of the
"What ! Kill your rats! Certain.
ly," said the melancholy stranger.
'-Where are they th; thickest?"
"Dey are putty dick in de barn
yard," answered Adam."
"Well, let's go out khero," sai41
the stranger. "But stop!. :Have
you got a piece of hoop-iron ?"
A piece about fifteen feet .ong
was brought to the stranger, rho
examined it carefully from oxuiend
to the other. Exp ressing Yiinself
entirely satisfied, -at length, with
its length and strength, hi pro
ceeded to the barn, accompained
by Mr. Bepler and quite a party
of idlers who were anxious to sen'
in what manner the great.rat-kill
er was going to work. Arriving
there the stranger looked arorzd
a little, then placed his back firmly
against the barndoor and raise.d
"Now," said he to Adam, "I am
ready. Fetch on your rats !"
low this scene terminated we
are not precisely informed, it is
said that, although no rats ane
swered the appeal of the stranger,
Mr. B3epler began to smell oneo
pretty strongly at this juncture,
and became very angry. Oste
thing is certain, and that is that
tenew boarder was not at Ad
am's table for dinner, nor for say
suibseqo.ent meal. He had .sud
denly resolved to depart, probably
to pursue his avocation of rat
killing in other quarters.
The greatest pie on record was
made at Lowther Castle, in West
moreland, in the year 1762, anid
was sent up as a present to the
King. .It contained 1w geese,
four ducks, two turkeys, four wild
fowl, one wild goose, six wild
ducks, three teal, two starling.-,
t welve partridges, fifteen wood
cocks, two guinea fowls, three
snipes, six plovers, three water
hens, six widgeons, one eurlew,
forty-six yellow-hammers fifteen
sparrows, two chmaffinches, two
larks, three thrushes. one fieldfare,
six pigeons, four black birds. twenty
rabbits, cue leg of veal, hulfa bam,
three bushels of flour, two stone otY
butter. The whole pie weighed
twen ty two stone (308, pounds.
It is reported that "a thing with
the head of a rat, the bodyv of a
lizard, the feet of a duck aind the
tail of a kitten, was caught ini the
Nishnabotany, Iowa, near Red
Oak Junction, the other day. it
was put into a water-filled -box,
but lived only afe w hours. It was
put into c'lcohol, and will be sent
to Yale College."
lals Journal of Health savs :
"If a zaan can sleep soundly, has a
good appetite, with no unpleasant
reminders after meals, the bodily
habies being regular every day, he
had better let himself alone wheth
er ha is as big as a h ogshead, or
as thin and dry as a fence rail."
Miss Kate Field, the lectnrer, is
rthead of most young ladies-she
has one hundred engalgements on
Somebody has dliscovered that
n forty years a snuff-taker devot..
twenty-four months to blowing hsis
It is stated that the Bapti<t Irome~
afission of the city of New York has pur
:based of Col. Johnison, Pre.ident of the
Charlotte, Columbia arad Augusta Rail
road, the property known as the La::a
~state, situated just East of the Ch.ral ne
lepot, and containing about ei;rbty acers
sf land. The price paid was]6,000ca..
rhis Society contemplates fitting u, a
Fme seminary, and it is understood st*i
will at once be takena to begin the wik.