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- - of all kinds ; consisting of
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. New Styles 1'arasols.
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For Krnioving Supeilluous Hair.
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applied, does not bum or injure tlm skin, but
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" j . i e 1 e 1 1
ro mo vo Mipcrnuo'ja rair irum low mreranun,
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n. rudicallv cxtirratinc the ramu, leuvins the
akin aoft, smooth and natural. Tlii ia the on
ly article used by the French, sun Is l no oniy
real effectual depilatory in exintciicc. l'rice
75 rents ner rackuio. cer.t postpaid, to any m-
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or hciivy niaarlvo curls. Ilus bcon tired by the
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most gratify i ) romltH. Uocs no injury to the
hair. 1'rieu b mnil, scaled and postpaid, 1.
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pianos & mm
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$10, $20, $30,9 10 or 30
a ill on th,
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ou the folloaiiigeniy toims:
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do do from SUM to m. 13
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do $;khi to $loi)....
do Sinn to WW)....
do 801)0 to ?7U0. . . .
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onubled to iitchase and pay for onowithotit the
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Soiibaidt, ScnmiiT & Co. 'a Sui-kkior Pianoi,
Mason & Hamlin's Cauinkt Okhans,
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To yohng and to old, to great and to small;
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impurities of tho akin, kindly healing the
same leaving the skin white and cloar aa ola
baitor. It is the only article of the kind used
by the French, and is considered by the l'uris
ian as Indispen able to a perfect toiler.. Up
wards of S0,0(0 bottles were Bold during the
paBt year, a sullicient guarantco of its cilic&cy.
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C A RDING!
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CHTHim TEAM flLLS-
having been Tefittcd with new Cards, are
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RUTH C, BRATTON, ylgenf,
BY SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON.
The world may rail nt Masonry,
And scoff tho square and lino :
We'll follow with complacency
The Master's great design.
And though our sisters frown, and
Though we're by our mothers cliidcd,
Could they our works and hearts but know,
AVo would not be derided. .
And though the kings of unite
Our temple to ni-sail,
While armed with truth, and love, and light
O'er them we shall prevail.
A cloud may veil the face of day,
But nature smiles nt ono
That should adventurokild essay!
To quench the glorious sun.
A king ran? mnkc a gartered knight,
And breathe away another,
But he, with all his skill and might,
Can never make a brother,
This power alnno, thou Mystio Art,
Freemasonry, is thine!
The power to tame tho savago heart
With brotherly lovo divine.
BY SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON. Miscellaneous.
BY SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON. Miscellaneous. A Horrible Story---An Extraordinary
Crime by a Child.
A r-RiVATE letter, written by a
resident of Fort Pitt, a small set
tlement in the valley of the Sas
katchewan, Prince Rupert's Land,
contains the following account of a
most terrible occurrence which
took place there on ; the 13th of
A dreadful affair happened hero
the other day; such a singular and
out-of-the-way crime, if it can so
be called, that it is almost without
the bounds of credibility. You
know what a quiet little village
ours is; here, hedged in by the lor
est primeval, and subject only to
tho wants that attend man in his
primitive state, we rely mainly on
our traps and guns as a means of
gaining a livelihood; we are as hap
py, even in our isolation from the
busy haunts of men, as were the
fabled dwellers in the Utopian Ar
cadia. The name of the last new
comer is Martin Buthiere. He is a
hahitan from Lower Canada. He
came here last fall, accompanied
by his wifo and five children. It is
in this lamily that the dreadful
tragedy which I am about to re
late took place. On Saturday,
inst., Buthiere killed three pigs,
slaughtering them in the usual
manner that is, after stabbing tho
animals and allowing them to bleed
to death while walking around, he
disemboweled them, and plunged
their carcasses into a vat of boiling
water, and then scraped the bris
tles clean from the skin. The three
pigs were then hoisted by tho hind
legs to an overhanging beam. The
butchering operations of Martin
were witnessed by his two younger
children, boys, of the respective
ages ot six and eight years. The
eldest, Gustave it was observed at
the time, seemed delignteu, nos
only by the stupid actions of the
pigs after receiving their death
wounds, but also excited and inter
ested in the after processes of the
butchcringjclapping his little hands
and muttering, in the patois of
these people, childlike observations
The butchering, a3 I have before
observed, took place on Saturday.
In the morning members of the
different households assembled in
the little chapel at the east corner
of the fort, and heard mass cele
brated by our good father Guoreau.
He invited us to attend in the eve
ning, when he intended to lecture
upon some subject suitable to this
season of the church year. In com
pliance with his invitation the
chapel in the evening was filled
with the usual number ot worship
pers, with the exception of some of
the younger members of tho com
munity who had been left at home.
Among these latter were the boys
of Martin Buthiere. It was pretty
late when the meeting broke up.
I accompanied Buthiere and his
wife toward their house, which was
but a short distance from the chap
el. When within a few yards
the door-step we were all startled
by observing the little Gustave
running toward us holding up his
hands all red and bloody, his eyes
glistening with a wild, but a child
like sort of glee, and crying out in
broken French to the effect that he
had "killed little piggy; como and
6ee." The mother, startled at the
appearance of the boy, interrogat
ed him quickly as to the cause
the blood, but he only clapped his
hands as before, mutteting about
"piggy," and 6aid, "come and see."
My first thought was that the child
had been playing with the carcass
of the pigs, and that this account
ed for tho blood. The father and
mother also seemed of the same
opinion, and eluded the boy for
what they considered his mischiev
ousness. Little did wo imagine the feat
ful spectacle that awaited us with
in the house. Soon the door was
reached, little Gustavo running on
before and opening it for us. Oh,
horror of horrors ! The door is
opened and right before our eyes,
hanging from one of the low beams
that ran across the room, was the
dead, naked, mutilated body of the
precious little boy, the youngest of
limncre s children, lhe floor was
caiered.with clots and pools of
blood, still warm aruTsteamirignd
horrible to relate, directly under
the hanging corpse were the bow
els of the little fellow in a heap,
just as they had been torn from the
still warm body! The mother, with
a frantic shriek, swooned on the
threshold, the father stood trans
fixed with horror, while 1, with a
sickening feeling, leaned against
the door post, with my hands raised
to 6hade my eves from the horrid
sight. Some of tho villagers, who
were passing at the time, attracted
by tho shrieks of Mrs. Buthiere,
came to tho house Their excla
mations aroused all but the poor
mother to consciousness, and we
soon became sensible to the fright
ful nature of the deed that had ta
ken place. The boy, Gustave, in
tho meantime, 8tood near the cen
ter of tho room, with a wondering
look on his youthful countenance,
and gazing up in the appalled face
of his agonized father. Let me
draw a veil over the scone which
followed, and merely recount the
iollowing facts which have been
elicited by an inspection of the
room, and from the confession of
the young fratricide. It would
seem that shortly after Mr. and
Mrs. Buthiere had left their home
for tho purpose of attending the
lecture at the chapel, Gustave pro
posed to his little brother, Adolph,
that they should play killing little
In this request, it is nupposed,
the unfortunate little fellow acqui
esced. The youngest was to be the
pig, the eldest the butcher. Gus
tave eagerly assisted his brother to
undress for the tragedy; and, tak
ing a small rope, tied him down
socurely to a rough lounge that
stood in. tho room, and then pro
cured the butcher-knife that his
father had used in slaughtering the
pigs the day before, and plunged it
into the throat of his passive and
helpless brother. The wound was
a mortal one, and it is supposed
that death must have immediately
After the child had bled his little
life away, the unnatural brother,
with tho most incredible heartless-
ness, took the cord which confined
the body to the lounge, and, tying
one end around the feet of the corp
se, threw the other over tha beam,
and,leaning his weight and strength
hoisted the body to the position in
which it was found; then, not satis
fied with the programme thus far
carried out, the little butcher must
needs disembowel hi3 dead brother
almost in the exact manner fn
which his father had tho piga the
day before. I mention lere that
the boy Gustave has always been
considered as possessing a weak
intelloct but was thought to be a
poodhearted and tractable child.
What could have induced him to
commit this fearful crime, is beyond
our conjecture, except it be from
an unavoidable desire to imitate
his lather in the killing of the pigs.
Since the tradgedy he has seemed
to realize, in a certain degree, the
fearful nature of the deed, and cries
bitterly when he sees how unhappy
his father and mother are. At
present he is kept in close custody,
but What nisposiuon me uu murines.
will make of him, 1 can not say.
The Yankee Peddler.
There is a sheriff residing in II
linois, who was "taken in and done
for" on one occasion. He made it
a prominent part of hib business to
ferret out and punish peddlers for
travehnz through the btate with
out a license; but one morning he
met his match i the person of
genuine Yankee peddler.
"What have you get to sell any
thinir?" asked the sheriff;
"Yaas, sartin; what d'ye want?
Got razors, iust, that's an article
you. need, squire, I should say by
the looks of your baird. Got good
blacken ; 'twill make them old
boots of vourn 6hine so't you can
shave in 'em e'namost.. Balm, of
Clumby, too, only a dollar a bottle;
good for the ha'r and assislen poor
human natur, us the poet says."
And so he rattled on. At length
the sheriff bought a bottle of the
balm of Columbia, and in reply to
the question whether he wanted
anything else, that functionary
Baid he did he wanted to see the
Yankee's license for peddling in
Illinois, that being his duty as sher
iff. The Yank khowed him. a docu
ment fixed up good and strong, in
black and white. The sheriff look
ed at it and pronounced it all right.
Then handing back the bottlo to
the peddler, ho said:
"I don't think, now that I bought
this Btuff, I shall ever want it I
reckon I might as well sell it back
to you. What will you give for it?"
"O, the darn stuff is no use to
me, but seein' it's you, sheriff, I'll
give you twenty-livo cents for it, if
you really don't want it.
The Bheriff handed over tho bct
tlo at the largo discount from his
own purchase, and received his
"Now," said tho peddler, "I've
got a question to ask you. Have
you got any peddler's license about
your trowsers anywhere?"
"No; I haven't any use for the
article, myself," replied the sheriff.
"Hain't, oh? Wal, I guess we'll
Reo about that, pooty darn soon. If
I understand the law, it's a clear
case that you've been tradin' with
me hawkin', and peddlin' balm of
Columby on tho highway I'll in
form on you darn'dif I don't now!"
The Yankee was as good as his
word. When he reached the next
village he niado his complaint, and
the sheriff was fined eight dollars
for selling without a license.
He was heard afterwards to say,
that "you might as well try to hold
a greased eel asa live Yankee."
A Minnesota Marriage.
In the semi-
Winona, forty miles nortli of that
city, on the Minnesota side of the
Mississippi river, lives, among sev
eral people, a jolly good fellow of
a Justice of the Pease, whose idea
of matters are much like tho waters
of a deep river. Once started it i3
hard to turn thorn. On a fair day
last week, after the 10x12 law dia-
ensary had been swept,alter chairs
ad been set in a row agaui6t tho
of side of tho oflice,and sundry whip
ped quids of tobacco and mutilated
cigar stumps had been kicked under
the stove, tliero was a wooden step
on tho stairs and a vigorous rap at
"Come In," said the Justice as
he settled into a legal look so befit
ting a man of law duly elected to
dispense the favors of the blind god
A 6tout woman entered. She
had on a short woolen dress wood
en soled shoes sported red cheeks
black hair, and eyes that Enapped
like the lock of a shot-gun. In
Portuguese accent, and in the worst
pofsible English, she said,
"lou law man?"
"Yes, madam : be seated"
"Want paper; Want paper to
Just then a stout French half-
breed entered tho room. Ho was
unable to speak a half dozen words,
and looked either scared or bashful.
The Judge saw at once that there
was some marriage, to comeofl,and
said to the woman, who stood with
compressed lips watching the Jus
tice and the door
"Want paper to take this man?"
"Yes want papei. Me teach
him. (Nice woman, thought the
Justice.) He no good man me take
him so quick as can.
"All right, my covies fix you
inthejirk of a lamb's tail," said
the Justice, as he turned to the man
and 8 aid:
"You know this woman; can you
The man shook his head and muttered
"Ah! I see. Can't talk Englfsh.
Well never mind."
He ran into the street, invited
few friends up stairs, and on r eturn-
ing with them said to the woman,
"You want to take this man
belter ot for worse?"
"Yes me want to take him- me
Thenturnine to th man who
"You take this woman for better
or for worse, and promise to keep
her." &e. &c.
"UmphI" and several nods of
"Then in the name of the law,
and by virture of the authority in"me
vesied. I pronounce you man
wife." And he stepped forward
One square, ton lines, ..: $1 OO
Knch additional Insertion, 4 O
Cards, per year, ten lines. 8 OO
Notices of Efcecutors, Administra
tors and Guardians, 2 OO
Attachment notices before J. P., . . U H
Local notices, per line, lO
Yearly advertlsmcnU will bo charged
$70 per column, and at porportiouaU
rates for less than, a columu. Payable In
lore the woman could say
- .4 .
and kissed her red lips.
"Slap" same her hand in his face
and alio clutched his hair. The new
husband jump ted in to take the wo
man away and to protect her, as
woman supposed, when in selfpre
servation the Justice gave him a
rap on the nose. The womanpitch
ed into the new husband, who in
turn pitched into her, and for about
five minntes thero was a general
bustling and display of legSj gartersi
and things decidedly astonishing.
At last the parties were separa
ted, when the man and woman took
another turn at each other, tho
blood and hair flying in all direc
tions. Down came the stove, over
went the table, clatter went the
chairs, and into the street like mad
went tho Justice, with a black eye)
and the bosom of his shirt looking
liko a warranty deed covered with
A crowd rushed up stairs and
found tho man and Woman lying on
tho floor, hugging each other liko
young bruins, their arms and legs
mixed up worse than tomato-vines,
the woman on top, ana pommeling
her nowlymade husband with a
The newly married couplo were
separated, when through tho aid of
two interpreters it was discovered
that the night before, the parties,
occupying adjoining shanties in tho
lower part of tho town, had got into1
a dispute over somo stove-pipe,
which was claimed by both, and
from words they had come to blows
Each party had hastened to tho
Justice's office fn the morning for a
warrant for the other, with tho
result as staled above.
The last news from there Was that
the parties had gone in search ot
another Justice to unnarry them,
while tho genial cause of their ter
rible squabble was "setting up tho
boys," and bathing his bunged eye
in camphor and whisky. For an
actual fact, it is the richest within
"His Head is Level."
While passing a stable yard yes
terday, in the upper part of tho
city, our attention was attracted
lor a few moments to two old color
ed men who were trying to hitch a
mule to a little wagon. The mulo
was very obstreperous he hadbi9
dander up about something, and
ha pat in a senou protest against
the whole proceeding. He reared
and pitched, and thre"W his hind
feet about remarkably active, dam
aging tho wagon and several times
threatening- to knock off tho honda
of the two darkies, who were lam
ming away at his muleship with a
long pole. Tho two negroes labor
ed hard, but without avail. The
ajiirnal had not been Worked fotf
some time, and he felt his oats, and
was not to bo trilled with. After
three or four ineffectual attempts
were made to get the mule between
the shafts, the colored gentleman
with tho hoop-polo had his passions
aroused, and commenced larruping
the animal in good earnest. me
mule accepted the issue made, up
set the colored gentleman who was
tickling him with tho hoop, and,
taking French leave, his muleship
dashed down the street in grea
glee over what he had accomplish
The old darkey who got knocked
down, with the aid of his comrade,
slowly got to his feet again. He
cave a glance at the reueating
mule, and slowly shaking his head,
he remarked, "Pete, dat ar mule is
like some niggers. You let em hab
liberty for a leetle time, and dey
won't do nuffin but try to vote."
bet dat mule' is gwine down to de
place whar dey register now." We
didn't wait to hear anything more,
tout concluded that, that eld dark
When Franklin was ambassador
to the French court, a lady, who
was about being presented to tho
king, noticed his exceedingly plain
appearance, and asKea wn&ne was.
On being told that he was Dr. Ben
jamin Franklin, the American am-
. . , "1 3
bassaaor, sne exeiamvea,
"The North American ambassa
dor so shabbily dressed!"
"Hush, m"adam,for heaven's sake,'
whispered a friend,-"he is the man
that bottles up thunder and light
ning!" A Western editor thus "cusses"
an opponent: wMay his cow give
sour milk, and his hens bad eggs;
in short may his daughter marry a
one-eyed editoi, his business go to
ruin, and he go lo CongresB."