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VOL. VII.--NO. 6. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1873. WHOLE NUMBER 344.
AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING HYMN.
Alxiobtt Loud of glory !
Our praise to Him we bring ;
And chant our country's story.
Where God aloue is Krao ;
His outstretched arm sustaining,
Behold the Mayflower come 1 - .
: Bis merey foreordaining - -'
Our land of Freedom's hbme.
f i x
Though, wintry darkness gathers, -
And dearth and death prevail, " '
The faithful Pilgrim Fathers
Could look within the veil ;
O Joy amid the sadness !
They're free to do and pray, . . ,
And keep in sober gladness
' r-Their nxat Thanksgiving Day , - J -"
-jt -j. . , . , s
, . These seeds of Faith and Freedom.
' . : Ood's Word hath wafted free ;
O'er rocks outsoaring Edom (
They reach the 8unaet 8ea ; '
- - And East and West uuitiug.
One family become ;
. ; - "With North and South relighting "
Ijove'a lamp, Will iu at homx !
f? - f ' . r h t -j b
" 'WHh half of heaven above ns," "V x '
An ocean on each hand, '
: i ; C We've room for all who love usj ; i . '"
And Join our brother baud ;
Praising the Great An-Gtver,
Our Home Feast we display,
And ever and forever
" Keep free Thanksgiving Day. .
, '' v. :.r:. . -"
v. In palace and in prison ... - . ... ,--'
Our Festival is one, V?
. " The witness Chbot is risen ? J ; ' i "
. jaoodjiwUlfor inenbeguu?- -.. "JJ ';
Our hearts one hope rejoices,
Our souls in concert ry.
Mid songs of choral voices
God buss Thakksg mwo Dat! '-.
THAT QUEER LITTLE MAN.
A Thanksgiving Story.
B. Court. Let me be sore ! "Where's
the letter ? Here it is in my coat pocket,
of course ; now for a gas-light.
The queer little man folded the letter
as he spoke, . replaoed it in his pocket,
and knocked at the door of 287. It was
after dark, on a doll -evening in Novem
ber, ; but the gas light, under whose
friendly glare the letter had been con
sulted, shone upon the figure now stand
ing at the door, and showed him to be
a very odd figure indeed. His head
-was so many sizes too. large for his body,
that it made him" look top-heavy, and
this effect was certainly not diminished
by the fact that he wore his hair long,
thick, and curling, and a beard that fell
almost to his waist. His- clothes were
coarse and ill' made, but warm, and in
good repair. His slight figure, small
hands and feet, and quick movements,
made the great head and wide-brimmed
hat almost- grotesque in their dispro
portionate size. ' Getting ' impatient, he
gave a second knock at the door of the
small house, and this time so long and
lond that the door flew open before he
had taken his hand from the knocker.
A little girl stood in the entry, eyeing
him with an. expression that seemed to
Argue a 'debate inr the mind whether to
remain, and let the -visitor come in, or
to shut the door and run away. - '- ?
" You fake a good while to come to
the door, ma'am, he said, and at once
decided the question in the mind of the
little girL -' A voice and a smile like
that could never belong to a cruel ogre
who ate up little girls without salt or
pepper, however big his head.
"Do you want to. -see Aunt Hen
rietta?" " Who is Aunt Henrietta ?"
"Miss Mosely. The lady who owns
the house, and lets us board here."
"Oh ! Yes, I want to see her."
" If you will walk in the parlor, shell
be in presently; she's, gone to market,"
and a musical little -gleeful laugh fol
lowed this announcement. -
"Gone to market?"- ' '
"Yes, and Cora's gone too ;" here the
delight could not .be suppressed.
" They've gone to buy. a turkey fcr to
morrow, and I'm taking care of the
house and Eddy till they come back."
" Gone to buy a turkey for to-mor-
"Yes, it's .Thanksgiving, you know?
. We are to have a treat. Aunt Henrietta
promised it a week ago, and she never
forgets, never "
" She must De a famous aunt."
''.Well,", and here the little girl came
close to her odd visitor and took a Beat
beside him, on the sofa, "she ain't our
aunt really, you know ; not our very,
Very own. But she's, just as good to
Cora and Eddy and me. "
"Who is Cora?" , .
s 1 Z " Cora is my grown-up" sister; she's
ever, ever so old,' almost nineteen. I'm
ten,-and Eddy is two and a half. Cora
gives musio lessons, and she is out al
most all day, and Aunt Henrietta makes
flowers, and I help her. Eddy plays."
"But where .are your papa, and
' Xt-amma ?'!,-' - . .. ;.J
" Papa died when Eddy was a wee
baby,, and we came: here then to board
with Miss "Mosely. Mamma sewed all
day, and Cora practiced. , Then rftamrria
died too, but Aunt Henrietta- said we
must stay, and manage the boird some
how, for she would not let Cora go away
to take care of us all alone. You see
this ain't a very good house for board
ers," and the -little - face looked very
wise,", and the front " room has been
empty a long time."r' . .
" Then Miss Mosely takes boarders?"
"Yes, indeed. We have the third
story front, and Mrs. Manners, she goes
out nursing and ain't here much, she
has the third story back ; Aunt Hen
rietta sleeps down here in the back par
lor, so there is nobody at all in the
second story. - That was the reason
Aunt Henrietta sen away the servant,
and makes flowers for the milliners'
. stores. It takes, bo much money to feed
us all, and buy our dresses and boots."
." But, my dear child, have you no
uncles or aunts, nobody to help Sister
Ctora t ,
" No I Uncle James Heed is in Cali
fornia, and of course he . can't come.
' Cora wrote to him, but I guess he didn't
get the letter. - Anyhow he didn't an
swer it". '.; ' ' "
" Did'yon ever see him ?" ':
"No, indeed! He went away when
Cora was a baby and ' never came back,
but he often sent money in a letter to
mamma."- - ' -- '-. -
A knock at the door interrupted her.
" There they come ! I'll tell Aunt
Henrietta you are here," and away she
ran, and was in another moment heard
making anxious inquiry regarding the
sizi and tenderness of the turkey.
. A lady's voice answered her.
' Therj's a gentleman wants to see
you, auntie," said the child. "I'll help
(Jora take the basket to trie Jutchen.
. Miss Mosely at once went to to the
parlor, and her odd-looking visitor rose
to meet her.- If he had expected to see
an angular, hard-featured maiden lady.
soured by disappointment, andhardened
Dy the Hard lite of landlady in a small
boarding-house, he must have been
agreeably surprised. The little lady
who so courteously greeted him was
Blight and delicate in figure, with the
sweetest of faces, soft brown eyes, and
waving brown hair. Her neat dress
suited her face and her age, some thirty
five years, and her low-toned, dear voice
was like pleasant music.
" Good-evening I" said the queer lit
tle man, " I understand you have some
vacant rooms for boarders. I want a
whole floor, if you can accommodate me,
a bed-room and , sitting-room. I want
my dinner in the middle of the day, and
I'm so used to my own way that I must
have it, no matter what it costs ; but
I'm willing to pay for it. I shall keep
your servant running up and down all
the time' I'm in the house, so please
have one that has plenty of life and
activity. Can I have the roTms ma'am ?"
The little landlady was so taken by
surprise by the appearance and rapid
speech of her visitor, that she scarcely
knew how to reply ; like the little girl,
she was prepossessed in favor of the
sweet voice and smile, so she said :
' Will you look at the rooms, sir ?" .
"Look at them! My trunks will be
here presently, and I intend to sleep here
tonight." r . 1 -
" But," stammered the lady, " if they
should not suit you ?" -
They must ! If they don't suit me,
111 pitch all the furniture out of the
window, and get what does suit me.
I'm not very rich, ma'am, but you can
have your money every month in ad
vance, and that's all the reference I can
give you, for I am a stranger here. Will
twenty-five dollars a week pay for both
rooms ?" - :
Had a gold mine opened at her feet,
the little Jadv conld not have , looked
more astonished Her little rooms had
never brought such a price as that.
"It is too much, she said, gently;
perhaps, if you are a stranger, you do
not know that this is not a very aristocratic-
neighborhood, and you see the'
house is very small. My father built it
for his own use J he was a house carpen
ter, and he left it to me. ' It is comfort
able, sir. and X will try to make it
pleasant for you, but the rooms are
small, sir, and they are both bed rooms
" Never mind that ? Well soon get
the right furniture in. As for the price,
you'll soon find you'll have to earn it.
I'm the most troublesome man you ever
heard of. I want hot coffee in bed at
ix o'clock in the morning, and I eat
wait until you see me eat, I'll keep
your girl busy, and, as I said before, I
must have my own way. What is the
name, ma'am, of the little girl who let
" Jennie HilL sir." - '
' She's a bright little thing an or
phan, she tells me."
" Yes, sir.- Her -mother died here
last summer. Will you see the rooms
now, sir?" -
" Certainly. We will go up now, if
you please. Here is your first month s
board," and he took from his pocket-
book two crisp hfty dollar bills, my
name is Jameson. By the way, to-morrow
is Thanksgiving, and if I don't
have roast turkey, oysters sauce, mince
pies, and pumpkin tarts for my dinner,
I shall eat up Miss Jennie, here," and
he turned to the little girl just entering
the room, and laughed merrily. Only
for a moment though, for the little girl
was followed by a young lady in deep
mourning, wnose appearance seemed to
awaken an emotion deeper than merri
ment in the queer little man's mind.
He bowed respectfully, and then said to
Miss Mosely i -. . -
" I will-go ' to my room now, if you
please." . ,
Cora Hill was beautiful enough to
account for more than mere passing ad
miration. Her brilliant ' complexion,
short golden curls, and large blue eyes,
were all more beautiful contrasting
with her black dress ; and the subdued
air of sorrow and oaie on her face, was
touching in one so lovely and so young.
Mr.' Jameson thought of her a great
deal as he paced up and down the two
little rooms, shaking his long shaggy
hair, and chuckling to himself.
The next . day Jennie and Eddy
thought the reign of fairies had certain
ly come again. The great trunk they
had seen carried up stairs to the queer
little man's room, contained marvellous
story books, wonderful toys, and what
seemed inexhaustible stores of confect
ionery. The Thanksgiving dinner was
" enlarged and improved," ' by jars of
most delicious preserves, . and Miss
Mosely. was almost as much frightened
as astonished at the arrival in the mid
dle of the day of a basket containing
oranges, nuts, candied fruit, plump
oysters, and various other additions to
the dinner, and also a stout, recent ar
rival from green Erin, who said " A
quare little gentleman had tould her
the lady wanted a girl," and who proved
herself a treasure on the instant.
It sometimes proved to Miss Mosely,
herself the gentlest of human beings, as
if her new boarder must be insane, and
again she could have worshiped him for
his goodness to the children, who had
become so dear to her own kind heart.
The Thanksgiving dinner was the mer
riest of feats. Master Eddy, won 'at the
nrst glance by JMr. J ameson s smile,
made quaint speecnes, in baby Junglisri,
about the unusual profusion of srood
things, Jennie was radiantly happy, and
seeing her brother and sister so pleased,
brought a flush of pleasure to Cora's
pale face, and a glad look into her blue
eyes that had not been there since her
It was very soon evident that the
house had received an inmate who car
ried sunshine -with him. His rooms
were fitted up speedily with beautiful
taste, and Jennie was delegated tne
happy guardian of their cleanliness.
Professing himself an ardent lover of
music, he turned out of doors the tink
ling old piano in the little parlor, 'and
replaced it by a noble instrument, the
first touch of which sent perfect thrills
ox aeiignt tnrougn Uora s really artistic
fingers. And on this he would play, till
one could believe souls could be drawn
from bodies by such music as followed
Jus toucn. -
Henrietta Mosely, herself an or
phan, with a very small income, . had,
from the day when 1 Cora had
lost her mother, resolved as far as
possible to nil her place to the children.
and had comforted the deathbed parting
by this promise. Cora was very beau
tiful, so young and childlike, that ' it
was a sickening thought to imagine
her alone in a great city, poor and
friendless. She had received a first-rate
musical education, and had a few pupils
in the immediate neighborhood, who
were glad to get cheap tuition. She
was too thankful to have even the small
sum thus paid to her, to murmur at the
wearisome drudgery it certainly was to
spend hours in training clumsy fingers
and dull minds over instruction books
and jingling tunes, often having to sub
mit to vulgar complaints, because pupils
who had no more music in their souls
than the miserable old instruments they
played upon, could ' not play more
tunes. .. -.
Jennie had left school to assist in the
care of Eddy, and also to make artificial
flowers, to help out the expenses. Miss
Henrietta never let the children see that
they were a heavy burden upon her
slender purse, but the board Cora paid
with nearly the whole of her earnings,
did not really furnish food for three
hearty young appetites.- -. , ;
The arrival 'of Mr.' Jameson was a
magic-working change. His board -was
a magnificent income in itself, in that
quiet household. Jennie was sent to
school, Eddy became Henrietta's special
charge, now that Matilda, the Hibernian
before mentioned, presided over the
kitchen department, and Cora was . car
ried at once to fairy-land, by being
introduced to a world of music. Mr.
Jameson took Henrietta, Jennie -and
Cora to every musical entertainment,
and his useful hints and guidance were
improving Cora in the selection of her
own music and the management of her
glorious young voice. ' "
He did not rest until another change
had been made. One day he came home
with a roll of musio to be copied for a
friend, and Cora was - instructed in this
accomplishment, and -furnished with
sufficient employment, at fair prices, to
allow her to give up one pupil after an
other, till all were provided with teach
ers who paid - more attention to tunes
and less to solid instruction.
When the spriner opened, and fine
days shone, Mr. Jameson had a delight
ful habit of coming suddenly to the
door with a large, easy hack, bundling
the whole family Eddy included in
side, and driving far out into the lovely
country, where he would produce mys
terious luncheons, and picnic in - shady
spots, always full of fun, .jest, and. kind
ness. r ...
It would make my tale too lone, were
I to attempt to describe half the eccen
tric kindness and generosity of the queer
little man ; his love for the children, his
respectful attention to Henrietta, his
tender care for Cora.
He had been an inmate of " 28" for
nearly a year, when one day he invited
his landlady to take a walk witn mm,
and thus accosted her : - --
"Miss Henrietta, I am thinking of
getting married, and I want you to tell
me how to furnish my house.' Come in,
and see it." -,
- They had left the small streets long
before he spoke, and stood before a
large, handsome house, in a fashionable
" I mean to make this home as perfect
as possible for my bride, "he said, open
ing door after door ; this must be Jen
nie's room, this for Eddy."
"Then it is Cora?" said Henrietta,
and as she spoke her head sank, for she
feared her kind friend was courting dis
"Cora!" he cried J "ah, yes, Cora
will live here, of course.' Now will you
help me ? I must have carpets and cur-
tains, crockery, ana a tnousana tnings
of whose very names I am ignorant. - I
am anxious to move in time for a
thanksgiving dinner to commemorate
the day when I first saw Cora."
Of course she would help him;. They
went from store to store, consulting, ar
ranging, and ordering goods, the little
lady feeling all the time us if she was
in a dream, and must pinch her herself
before she could wake np. The odd,
lost feeling lasted all day, and when she
came home, weary and pale, she shut
herself in her own room, and tried to
face calmly this terrible possibility. To
lose Cora! to lose the children! and
above all, to lose her eccentric boarder !
How could she bear this loneliness that
seemed threatening her. She had no
claim, no right to complain. If Cora
married a man whose generous love ex
tended to the children, surely there
could be no greater happiness for alL
Mr. Jameson was noble and thoroughly
good, that could not be doubted ; but
Henrietta felt half sadly, that if Cora
married him, it would be for a home for
the sake of the children, perhaps from
respect and gratitude, but not . from the
loving impulse of her untried young
The little old maid had no heart his
tory of her own to guide her misgivings:
she had lived a lonely life of slavery to
a tyrannical, invalid father, and . since
his death the uneventful life of keeping
a small boarding-hduse. for the poorer
class, always having women for inmates.
Yet the woman's heart in her little
frame, knew by its own instincts that
this was a marriage that would bring
misery, and not happiness. Cora was
just twenty, Mr. Jameson certainly
double that age. She was a dreamy
girl, a musical enthusiast ; he was prac
tical, bustlinp;. and enercretic. Kind as
he was to Cora, he could never fill her
heart, of that Henrietta was convinced.
Her forebodings were confirmed an hour
later, when Cora came to her room to
say good-night." The young girl was
" Auntie," she said, using the familiar
name to which she had only the claim
of love, " do you thiak, please do not
laugh at me, do you think Mr. Jameson
is is wanting to marry me T You think
I am unmaidenly," she said, in an
"agony of shame, " but he has been
talking so strangely to me. He has
bought a house, aid he has been ask
ing me how I would like to furnish a
room, what I thought of different house
hold ' arrangements, and puttidg odd
questions, that seem at if they could
have had but one meaning."
"And that was what ?"
-" That he meant to ask me to share
" I think he does'; Cora. Indeed, he
told me the same thing."
" Be his wife !" Cora Hill's face was
very pale as she said this.
" I think he will ask you, dear. He
will be a kind, good husband, Cora."
" Too kind,- too good to have me for a
wife ! I could respect him, I do now I -1
can give him gratitude beyond measure,
and I could be dutiful and affectionate,
but Oh, help me, auntie help me 1" -
" My darling, no one can help you."
" He is so good to Jennie, to Eddy.
Such a brother for them should recon
cile me to anything.. For their sake I
could marry him and be a good, true
wife, I know that. But he deserves
more than that !'. .-
Sadly her listener echoed the words.
He certainly deserved love for love when
he married. ' ' :
The friends talked together far into
the night, but ' it was like a circle of
conversation, returning ever to the same
theme. When they separated, it was
with a vague idea of waiting till the
words were spoken that would force a
decision, before the decision should be
. The work of preparing the new home
went forward rapidly. The loveliest of
flowers were selected for a conservatory;
Jennie was in ecstacies at being allowed
to choose all the things for her own
room ; a guest chamber was prepared
according to Cora's taste ; a nursery ar
ranged for Eddy, and before Tbanksgiv
iner all was ready, and the master of the
house issued his invitations for a family
dinner party, requestim? as a favor that
his lady guests would put aside their
mourning for that day. a till tne mo
mentous words were not spoken.
Henrietta was in her own room, ar
ranging her soft "brown hair, and con
templating the glories of a new black
silk dress, with rich blue satin trim
mings, soft lace and pretty ribbons, when
Cora tapped at the door. .
"Let me come in ; I am all ready,
and the children have already started.
The carriage will come back for you and
L Jennie looked very pretty in her
crimson dress, and Eddy is a picture in
his new suit . of velveteens, and crazy
ever his first pair of pants."
"Your dress is becoming, too." '
It was a ' silk of the most beautiful
violet color, with a great deal of soft,
white laoe about it. In the golden curls
the young girl had twisted -violet rib
bons, and the color suited her fair
beauty admirably. But the ladies were
very pale, and had no holiday smiles ;
they spoke but little, yet in each heart
was a deep, unexpressed fear and sym
pathy. . " - . . '
They found their host waiting for
them in a handsome drawing-room, and
the children wandering about, admiring
everything, especially their own reflec
tions in the long mirrors.
. But they could scarcely believe their
own eyes when they looked at Mr. Jame
son. Dressed with care and taste, his
hair cut to the usual gentlemanly length,
his beard gone, he looked like another
man. The disproportionate size of his
head seemed diminished one-half by the
loss of the enormous mass of hair, and
his smile had lost nothing of its charm,
as he advanced to meet the ladies.
"It is time my masquerading ceased,"
he said, in gentle, courteous tones.
"Come, my dear, will you read this
" This !" cried the astonished girl,
" this is the letter I wrote to Uncle
James Beed when mamma died."
"Exactly! That is the letter that
brought me from San Francisco, and
that you thought so unkindly left unan
'And you are Uncle J ames ?"
"I am your unele, dear, and now
plead for me that the lady who has so
long given you an aunt's love and care,
will in truth become your aunt. Can
you, Henrietta, lore this queer little
Could she love hsm ? . He must have
read the perfect happiness in her eyes,
for he bent over her hand, and raised it
to his lips. .
"My whole life shall thank you," he
said ; and Cora took the children to the
other end of the long room to tell them
the wonderful news.
There were no pale cheeks or sad eyes
in the group gathered round the table
loaded with Thanksgiving . luxuries.
Cora was full of gleeful mischief a new
element in. her conversation and Aunt
Henrietta full of blushing confusion at
the new emphasis the children gave the
familiar name. Jennie, now a young
lady, declares to this day that from the
very first she suspected there was some
secret reason for the extraordinary kind
ness of " That Queer Little Man.''
The Career of MacMahon.
Without disrespect to the gallant
soldier who now rules France, it may be
said that to the redoubtable history of
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis alone might
one turn for a precise parallel to many
of his exploits and achievements. Here
is a private who has carried his baton in
his knapsack. Here is an adventurer who
at the sword's point has won his way np
the perilous acclivity of promotion not
unlike the grand plateau above Cha-
moum, in traversing which the climbers
of Mont Blanc are liable at any moment
to be swept from creation by the storm
bolt of an avalanche. ' Here is a younger
son who, sent into the world to seek his
fortune, has advanced step by step to
the very summit of his ambition. En
tering the military service of France in
1825, when barely 17, he became in 1833
Captain, in 1840 Major, in 1845 Colonel,
in 1848 General of Brigade, in 1852
General of Division. In 1859 he ob
tained on one day the coronet of a Duke
and the baton of a Marshal. In 1865
he assumed proconsular power as Governor-General
of Algeria. In 1872 he
grasped the supreme bauble of domin
ion almost reluctantly, when an over
whelming majority of the Assembly
thrust upon his acceptance the Presi
dency of the French Republic, 4'all
The eve of our annual Thanksgiving
Day is drawing peacefully to its close.
Strange, that though this day comes in
the dreariest month of the whole year,
yet a golden glory always seems cluster
ing about it, and all the joyousness and
the bright freshness, and the beautiful
charm of spring-time seem concentrated
il this one happy day ; and our hearts
instinctively swell with grateful thanks
for all the blessings plentifully meted
out to us by the merciful hand of our
Heavenly Father, throughont the long
but now dying year.
. The spirit of Thanksgiving Day! who
does not recognize its silent and pure
presence? No matter how lonely one
may be, . however far removed from
friends and home where is held on this
day the family reunion still in your
silent room, where you sit in loneliness,
perhaps in grief, this peaceful and shin
ing spirit glides noiselessly in, and its
cheering presence sheds a golden glory
around you feel that you are not alone,
and as if some loved friends had burst
in upon' you with their joyous welcome
andb earning faces, your heart leaps with
sudden gladness, and your sorrow is
vanished as if by magic. 1 ;-. "
'Tis the holy spirit of Thanksgiving
Day. It cheers every heart; and gathers
up many tearful thanks-soften silently
offered and wafts them on snowy wings
to the starry home In the skies.
May its beautiful presence, on this
day f the coming year, find all sorrow
ing ' hearts made happy, all desolate
homes rejoicing, the lonely . wanderer
sheltered in his haven of rest. That all
may offer up, in one grand melody, that
glorious hymn to the Creator, " Glory
be to God on high, and on earth peace,
good-will toward men."
Thanksgiving Day. Particulars of the Shooting of Thirty-
seven of the Virginius' Crew.
morning, the 7th, . thirty-seven, of the
crew of the Virginius were brought on
shore at Santiago de Cuba, and taken' to
prison, to remain there until their exe
cution, which was ordered for that after
noon. Capt. Fry, n noble-looking old
man, fully a head taller than the rest of
the crew, when he met his men on the
wharf previous to .the march to the
prison, saluted them all. . . The salute
was returned with' affection. At 4:45
Capt. Fry and thirty-six men and officers
were publicly shot, despite the protest
of all competent foreign authorities.
The marines were seven mi antes killing
the wretched prisoners. It seemed as
if they would never finish. - At last the
sailors marched off, and the troops filed
past the long row of corpses. Then the
dead-carts were hurried up, and loaded
indiscriminately with the mangled re
mains. The American Consul has done all
that could have been done. Indeed, it
was threatened that his exequatur would
be withdrawn for his exertions in behalf
of the prisoners. In an interview with
Gen. Burriel, that officer yelled at him
and otherwise treated him disrespect
fully. The . British Consul also made
an ineffectual protest against the execution.-
'-' It is reported that sixteen of the
victims were British subjects. , -
A Curious Animal.
Th&Lepu Bairdii or Baird's Bab
bit, is a very rare animal, and one of
the most remarkable of mammalia. ; A .
single specimen was obtained by Dr.
Hayden, in 1860, in the Wind River
mountains, near the headwaters of the
Yellowstone. Mr. C. . II. Merriam, of
the United States Geological Survey,
was so fortunate as to secure five more
specimens in a late expedition, and it is
described in Hayden s Geological Re
port for 1872. A very curious fact re
lating to it is that all the males take
part in suckling their young. Of the
five specimens shot four were adult
males, and all had large teats, full of
milk, and Bhowed evident marks of
having . been suckled. Although no
females wereobtained, dissection showed
that these - were no hermaphrodite.
Cases are familiar, to readers of medical
journals in which in the human sub jest
a flow of milk has been determined to
the breast of old women, and even of
men, by the putting to the breast an
infant that needed nourishment. The
readers of Dr. Livingstone's travels will
remember that he mentions such cases
among the natives of Africa. But we
do not remember any other case among
mn.Tnma.Ha. in which this is a rule.
Among fowls it is not infrequent for the
male to take his turn in .hatching the
eggs, and every one has seen bantam
cocks leading about a brood of chicks
in true motherly style. , . '
One Victim the Bank of England
The arrest young
wife of Austin Biron Bidwell, one of
Macdonnell's associates in the Bank of
England forgery, was reported in this
city yesterday. She was charged, before
Mr. Vaughn,' of Bond street, with con
cealing the birth of her child. . She
gave the name of Jane Georgiana Mary
Bidwell, and said that she was married
to her forger husband on the 8th of
February last at the American Legation
in Paris by Minister Washburn e. She
first became acquainted with Bidwell in
London at an artist's reception, but did
not know that he was a swindler until
his arrest in March in Havana, whither
she.had accompanied him. She never
spoke to him afterward. Her father was
CoL Debreaux, a well-known officer in
the British army, who died in Madras,
India. Mrs. Bidwell is described as a
beautiful blonde, 18 years old. She was
ashamed of her child's paternity, and,
it is claimed, she allowed it to perish.
JVew York Hun.
The United States Senators whose
terms expire March 3, 1875, are :
Ames, Miss Hamlin. Mo.,
Banard, Del., Iewia, Va.,
Bo'reman, West Va., Pratt, Ind.,
Browulow, TeDQ., Ramsey, Minn.,
Buckingham Ot., Schurz, Mo.,
Carpenter, Wis., Scott. Pa.,
CamieTly, Cal., Sprague, R. I.,
CliaudJer, Mich., Stewart, Nev.,
Edmundx, Vt., Stockton, N. J.,
Fenton, N. Y., Sumner, Maes.,
Flauagan, Tex., Thurman, O.,
Gilbert, Fla., IHjiton, Neb. 25.
Republicans in roman ; Opposition in italics,
were first used in the year
, Foreign passports are hereafter good
for only six months.
Alfred Russetj ' Wallace claims for
man an antiquity of 500,000 years.
One of the celebrated Blair-drum-mond
geese died, recently, at the age
Carl Shtjbz, being interviewed, says
there is no truth in : the report that he
intends to remove to Chicago.
Ltdia Sherman, the female poisoner,
is the only woman occupant of the Con
necticut State Prison at Wethersfield.
In 1871, two persons were killed in
England by the sting of a Wasp, and
two by the bite of. a rat, while the. death
of one infant is attributed to, circum
cision. The richest man in Maine is ex-Gov.
Coburn, of - Augusta, who has . several
million dollars " salted down," most of
which he has 'made in the lumbering
business.' ?. ;
A hew: toy for boys is a beat about
two feet high, which, upon bting wound
up, growls and stands upon his legs in
true bear style... These toys are made
in Munich.. ' . , , . . (i
Gkrritt Smith said to . a New York
reporter : " Go home, sir. ' I won't: be
interviewed,- sir. : Keep away from my
house, sir." The reporter concluded
to depart, respectfully, but immedi
ately.. .. .'.' .v
Thb : first paper, made of : linen was
made . in the year 1300. Paper manu
factured from cotton rags was invented
in the tenth century. . It is supposed to
have been made of other material in
China as early as 170, B. O.
" ' A mechanical ' contrivance, arresting
at will the motion - of ; the street cars,
has been invented by a Scotch gentle
man, and is now exhibited in leading
English cities, i The-, invention enables
the driver of a car to stop it instantly,
without in the slightest jolting the pas
sengers. : ;
Thb velocity of the wind is various
light air, 1 mile ; light breeze, 5 miles ;
gentle breeze, -10 -miles; 1 moderate
breeze, 20 miles ; strong wind, 25 miles;
moderate gale, 30 miles ; ' fresh gale, 45
miles ; strong gale, 50 miles j; heavy
gale, 70 miles ; storm, 80 miles ; hurr
cane, 100 miles and upward per hour.; !
- The total number of railway cars now
running in the United States and Can
ada is estimated at about 400,000, of
which not ' far " from"" 12,000 rpertaui'Hto
passenger trains,. There are- 103 com
panies engaged in the manufacture ;
and during the year ending in May last
they turned out an aggregate of 35,531
new cars. . , ' ,
Absolute pure iron is' said to have
been produced by a Russian chemist by
means of the galvanic battery, During
tne process a large . quantity . of nydro
gen was disengaged from the ordinary
iron-used. The pure. iron is a silver
white metal, very mal eable and ductile,
and so soft" as to be readily cut with a
pair of scissors. It oxidizes very rap
idly. . ,. , . v '-.
Stewart, the' dry goods duke" is' in
trouble. ' Not financially, for ho is worth
over twenty millions, but his health is
failing, and he expects to die one of
these days, and he wants to know who
then will see that the little cash boys,
working at one dollar and a half a week,
are fined for . sitting down ' between 7
o clock a. m. and tip. m. - . ,
The " History of the Roman Catholic
Church " began with the commission
given after our Lord's resurrection to
the apostle Peter, who closed his apos
tolic labors in Rome, in the year A. D.
67. ' The present doctrines of the' Ro
man Catholic Church were first settled
upon and promulgated by the .Council
of Nice, who assembled in the year 325,
and proclaimed (Jurist - to be . Uod con
substantial with the Father. '
An English inventor has secured let
ters patent for incombustible paper and
ink. Though the ' paper is not claimed
to be absolutely proof against heat of
any degree of fierceness, yet it is held
that, under such circumstances as fires
in dwellings, stores and factories, it is
"ordinarily incombustible." Ihe pulp
is manufactured of vegetable fiber, one
part i asbestos, two parts ; borax, one
tenth part ; alum, two-tenths parts. Not
only is writing paper thus made, but a
stout paper is manuiactnrea xor Dinaing
books and for inclosing manuscripts.
The fire-rorcof ink can be used either in
writing or printing, and is made accord
ing to the following receipt : Graphite,
finely ground, twenty-two drachms;
copal or other resinous gum, twelve
grams ; suipnate of iron, two oraenms ;
tincture of nut-galls, two drachms, and
sulphate of indigo, eight drachms. These
substances are tnorougnry mixed and
boiled in : water, - and the ink thus ob
tained is said to be both fire-proof and
insoluble in water. When any other
color but black is desired, the graphite
is replaced by an earthly mineral pig
ment of the desired color. -
Value of Rentals in Great Britain.
The estimated value of rentals in Great
Britain and Ireland 'for 1872, as rated
for local and municipal taxation, was as
England, city and country.". 102,334,254
Ireland, city and country: 13,239,190
.. .. . . oa a.- " nat
Bcou&na, city ana country 0o,iam,7oji
Multiply these sums by five, and you
have the rental value in dollars. Thus
England, in round numbers, is $510,000,
000: Ireland. $66,000,000; ant Scot
land. $190.000.000 : whereas the actual
rent paid to landlords is fully one-third
more tnan those sums, tne rental oi
Ireland bemer $100,000,000. .The pov
ertv of Ireland, as compared with the
wealth of Scotland, which has but half
the population, cannot escape the no
tice of tne reader.
A clergyman in Dundee, Scotland,
has announced for his congregation
that, in consequence of his inability to
afford coal for his study fire, he has dis
continued stndying, and will preach his
old sermons until coal can De procured.
A THANKSGIVING POEM.
Twsa in the midnight that manna fell,
That fed the hosts of Israel.
Enough for each day's fullest store, .' , .
And largest need enough, no more.
For willful waste, for pridefnl show,
God sent not angels' food below.. 1
Still in our nights of deep distress
The manna falls our hearts to bless.
And, famished, as are cry for bread, -.
With heavenly food our lives are ad.., I)f
And each day's need finds each day'a store
Enough. Dear Lord, what want we more t- '
' What is the difference between a
sailor and a a beer-drinker ? One puts
his sail up snd the other puts his ale
down. -' I ,.'' ''r-. :li t!i
i A D anbury man awoke in tne middle
of the night to comment upon the ex
traordinary fact that the heaviest end
of a match is its light end.o ; i . - t ;i
A Michtgajt paper recently closed fcn
obituary notice with the misquotation,
" Though dead, he yet squeaketh." Ihe '
printer, apparently,, wasn't minding ihis
p's and.q;s. )j; . 3 ,;
An opponent of woman's " righto io
hold school offices says ' that Bhe : can't
travel through' snow-drifts with, -impunity.
Why not let her travel wit a
horse and cutter, then -''- '
(: ' " Yon ought to let' me pass here' free
of charge, considering , the benevolent
nature of my profession," said a physi
cian to a toll-gate keeper. '"Not so;"
was the reply j " you ,- send , too. many
deadheads through here now." The
doctor did ' hot stop to argue the -point,
but paid his toll and passed o&,,n ).-,
,A BasNTNGTON daughter, . whose do
mestic nature is equal to her natural ''
si mplicity was - invited by an Advent
exhorter to join., his-eot, get her white
robe ready and prepare to ascend; " I
can't," the maiden replied,' y father and
mother; are going . upv and somebody
must stay to see to the cattle" ,
A professor in one of 'the Philadel
phia medical' colleges habitually puts
this simple , conundrum to ,. his-class,
whenever he can find a class' to "pnt'it
to i " If monabomanthrayninone is ob
tained by the oxidation, at tryboman
thracent, what ' would result from the
union of bihthaline with dilute dichlor,
or dibromanthfaeeae disulphurio acid ?"
" Now, youBg5eopleV said a profess
or of natural . history .to his class,. now
then, as, to hens. A hen has the'capao
ity of laying just 600. eggs, ' and no -
more, and she finishes the job in just
five years. Now, what is to ' be done
with her after that 1" Cut her head
off and sell her for a - spring chicken. 1"
exclaimed an urchin whose father dealt
in poultry. -- '. ';!': Mtt 9ilt li
'A1-Western reporter thus describes
the toilet of the belle, at a late ball ;
" She was magnificent in a green calico
over a crinoline full four .inches larger
than the rest of -her apparel, a white
apron with red strings, blue ' stockings,
a yellow neck-ribbon, and white ootton
gloves. Her redish hair was ; fastened
in a pug behind, and well adorned with
the tail feathers of . the rooster, she had
The Wool Crop for Three Decades.
The following table is hi teres ting as
showing the increase in the product' of
Borne of our. leading - fabrics in tha sev
eral States and Territories :
' -C :18S0. ;f-180.' " '8TS.
, Pounds. Pound, Pounds.
Alabama......... 667,118- ' 681,404- 381,263
Arkansas-.. 182.595 . 410,286 .214,784
Arizona..........' .... ' 679
California . .. 6,620 2,681,9tt , 11,391,743
Colorado.-. i - 8M.926
Connecticut 497,464 . 335,986 364,129
Dakota...... , " . .... - ', i --S,810
District Columbia . 62S , 100- ....
Delaware..',.!..... : 67,768 ' .1.83,401 (j-:,. 68816
Florida '. 23,247 " 68,594 87,662
Georgia.-:.;-.'- .'.W0.M9 'j;i S46,22. ,-4,947
Illinois.. 2450,118 . 3,447,668 i fcJ8,249
Indiana 2,610,187 2,466,204 6,029,O2j
Iowa. .... 878,898;'' .636,086- a,967,04
Kansas..'. ..' 22.693 336.006
Kentucky 2,297,483 . : 3,325,1U ,304,460
I Ku uu. .... -r-., ,M- - 1
Maine... 1,364,034 ,. i 1,495,063 - 1,T64,168
Maryland '.:.;! 447,488 'J 491,U-! 48S.21S
Massachusetts... 685,136 877,287 306,659
Michigan.... ... : 8,043,283 J .' 4,062,858; S,7,14
Minnesota 86 22,740 i 401,180
Miselesippl..V. , 659.619 -.;. 637,729 ' - 288,280
Mifsouri 1,627.164 2,069,778 3,649,395
Montana......... . ---I,.:; i
Nebraska... ... .... " 3,311 74,656
New Hampshire 1,108,476 1,160,212 1,129,449
New Jersey 375,396 349,260 . .,' . 336,600
New Mexico 32,901 " 479,246 1 ' ' 684,939
New York. 10,071,301.' 9,464,473 . 10,599,225
North Carolina.. ' 970,738 883,473 799,607
Ohio. 10,196,371 1048,161 20,538,640
OreKori... .'...... 29,686 208,946 1,080,688
Pennsylvania A.481,670 - 4,752,623 , 6,681.722
Rhode Island... 129,692 90,699.1V 77,328
South Carolina,. 487,233 427,002 156,814 v.
Texaa...... 131.917 1,497,748 1,251,328
Vermont. .i. 3,400,717 ,975,54 ,102,137
Virginia 2,860,765. 2,509,443 877,110
-west Virginia... . ."-'?'--
TJtah ,222- 75,688 109,018
Washington. .... - 20.72O ;i
Wisconsin 253,960 1,011,918 4,000,670
Wyoming........ , .... ; -; '.... . .30,000
. . - 62,616,969 , 60,611,343 .100,102,387
'West Virginia taken from Virginia since I860.
Thus, notwithstanding the ravages' of
war, and especially the destruction' of
farm interests in . tne- souinern otaies,
the wool crop has increased about 40,-
000,000 within the last decade.1 ' This,
considering .the, artificial - stimulus, to -
wool -crowing by the tariff, which was
- , - ii . ii. i i
afterward matenauy - wivnuravu, m
pretty fair showing for. the production
of that textile fabric. Milwaukee
Journal of Commerce.' '
As to the effect of the recent financial
iaf nrrtfLTirj? ' t.hAr-A' rtiin be no doubt
that to the people at large it will be a
beneficial one. We nave Deen spending
more money than we could afiord, .and
we are retrencning, tnat is aiu J.nat
this enforced retrenchment will 1 be of
ultimate advantage" to us there can be no
doubt, though it is equally certain that
a good deal of distress; to the poorer
classes will be incidental, to : it, .' It be
hooves us to do what we, can to 'make
the sum of that distress as small as pos
sible, and the surest way of -doing that
is to keep our spirits up and to keep
business of all sorts moving as actively
as we can ; not hoarding money, which
hoarded is useless, but using it judici
ously, so that while we are securing our
selves against want, we may not de
prive others of the work that is to bring
them wages, Hearth and Home.