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FACTS AND FASCIES.
O. T. HUGHES.
Barnett &, Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
wflirepn Went Main r-treet, formerly ocrnpied by
" uirnf 11. June 30-in,
W ALKER GliEEN. II. 8. THOMPSON.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
t' priirtipe in all the various ronrts of Mftilry
and ljmninK counties. sSrcial attxntion alv
ii to collections. June 16-76-ly.
-I- 13. IOIVI,
Attorney at Law,
Vi ill irat tirp in Maury and adjoining counties,
C. W. WITHERSPQON,
Attorney at Law,
M ill ntlril ith rromptnfuH to nil Lcrl BtiHtiiPm
'ntruMti: to hit can- in Maury ami ariii.jniHK nin
ficH. Strirt nttHiition to roll(H:tin aim ettlnients
f 11 II k itmIm.
w5 rlir Whit thorne Ulm k. jn.28-ly.
P. H. SOUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at Law,
IHi.Speriiil attention piven to collection, eiflicc
W liiiiliornc Kink. iiine.tn. I7h.
A. M. LOONEV.
W. J. 8TKES.
LOONEY & SYKES,
A.ttorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancey,
V. P. HOWELL,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Kpei ial attention Kiven 1o tho rollectinn nf claims,
flfti.e: Wliilthorite lilo. k. janliy
W. C. TAYLOR.
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
KKI('K:-Vilh McDowell A Webster, Whit
tliorne Kim k. llli-c. lat-iin..
GKOUG E ('. TAVMPII,
K. I!. SANSOM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
W i prnrtir in Mury nti! Htljoiniix? rnnnti,
ihI in th Siirim mn. K ! ml t'mirtMnt Nastivill.
t ptj I nU'lit ion e (it t )) rt illtrtinn of r ifiiH.
tf "ortii . North Mhiii Mrwt, nT.kl il or fiom
NIfiii HoiiKr." jmi. 2-tli-l7...
J SO. V. WKIGIIT.
J. V. I'KW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery.
. 'Hire -Wliittliorne Hloek upstairs.
.May .1 A7rt.
A. M. lU'OIIKS.
A. M. IH'tillKS, Jn.
A.M. HUGHES & SON.,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
prartire in the Court of Maurr an. I ailjoinini;
ami Supreme iui.1 r 'eileral 'oiirla at Naati
i he ctri .-( allenli..ii nil! he civen to all
a ealru.le.l to their . are. office .Snilh aula
lam .street, j.l i..,.i from the s.iuure.
J. VV. M'KISSACK,
ATT()K.KV AD NOSELLOR AT LAW,
ifhre : l"p at:tira. rIkiv. Poat Office.
Will Rive atriet attention to all huaineaa entruate,!
him, in any ol thr court of Maury, W'illiaiuaoii
ml ailjoinint; roinilien.
I .II.m li. .11 aiol nettlrmi nta ofall kiiola, altemt"1
W ill hoi. I an ollii at Spring Hill er?ry Saturday
may l.tii l7ii.
JOHN T. TICK KK. v. E. TI CKER.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
WhoHcIale ami Retail
Kurthenat 'orner PuMir S.iuare,
TrrPealers in Cotton ami all kinds of
jiroiluce. Liberal advances inaile on gnoclN
in store. nov.l9-lS7.Vl v.
(Jentlenicn who visit thin establishment,
will always find the best artists in Columbia.
Hair ('titling, Shaving nnil Shampoonini;
lne in elegant style. All the Proprietor
aks in a trial.
Transient r.tea reduced Irom
tM.OO TO 83.00 I Kit MAY.
(Small rooms $2 50 a day when ealld for.
llaa remove.! Irom New York to Columbia, Ten-n-w.e,
where he will, in the fntuie, pmcti. e his
ru ofewion. He can U reen at all hours, when not
profewlonallT ensafred. at the otfiee of Pr. Towler,
orth .Nfain Street, Columl.ia, Tenn. Nov. 17-76-ly
PURE BRED POULTRY.
Jk SPKCI ILTV,
The unJeraigned offer, for aale n frw very tine
' ... Bi rela of t lie above varietiea. Stoi k directly from
. II. Tojil', AJao a few ery k..o.1 liuht ami
.Uilv llruiiinit i o.-l. rele. VKa for hat-ii i it in aea
.it. tr..ni all of the al.ove vaneties. Mv Fuwl. are
kfftt iu ep;trat yar.la.'and bred pure. Piicea rwaa
oi.al.le a u,l unti.tai lion iruaratiteed.
A. A. I.IPM4'0.nil,
aept,W.76-ly. Columbia, Tent).
I. N. BARNETT.
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY,
Judgment ol the Peoule.
Imring the past eigbt years the public have care
fully observed the woudertul curts accompliaherl
by Alien" h Mrettftlteninff ("nnlial.
rroru ita uso mauy an atHicted autlerer has been
restored to perfect health after haying expended a
small fortune in procuring medical an vice and ob
taining poisonous mineral medicines.
Its medical properties are alterative, tonic, solvent
and diuretic. There Is no disease of the human
system for wnich Allen' Strenfthettinrf
Cordial cannot be used with perfect safety.
Albs Strengthening Cordial
It will eradicate from the system every taint of
Scrofula and Scrafulous Humor. It has permanently
cured thousands of helpless cases where all other
known remedies failed.
Allen's Strengthening Cordial
Is the great blood purifier, c-rres Syphilis, and re
moves 1 imples and Humors on the face
Reason should teach us that a blotchy, rough or
pimpled skin depends entirely upon an Internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure the
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
Arecasl by an impure state of the blood : cleanse
the blood thoroughly with Allen'm Strenyth
rniiiff t'ortlial and the complaints will disap
pear. Allen'H Htrenathenhtfi fnnlin? cinrs
Constipation, iyspeia, Faintness of ftoiunch. It
is not a stimulating fitters which Creates a fictitious
appetite, but a gentle Toic, which asaists nature to
restore the stomach to a healthy action. No person
suffering with Sour Stomach, Headache, CosliveHess,
Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Low Spirits,
etc., can take tnree uoses wiinoul rciiei.
Allen' Strenithening Cortlial cures
Feuale weakness ; it acts directly iiMin thecauscsof
these complaints, invigorates and strengthens the
whole syatcm, acts iion the secretive organs and
Allen' Htrentfthening iortllal has
never failed to cure mercurial diseases, Aia in the
bones, as it removes from the system the producing
cause. Salt Kheuin and Scald Head readily yield to
the greet alterative etlects ol this medicine.
Allen' Stretifftheninfi (Wt-rfMf has
never leeii known to tail u giving immediate relief
in all diseases of the Kidneys nnd Vrinary organs.
This medicine challenges the most profound atten
tion of the medical faculty, many of whom are pre
scribing It to their patient's.
Allen' Strenftheniiif Cordial acts
as delightfully on the lender babe, the most delicate
lad y, and infirm old age, as on the b.iorig man ; im
parting health and vigor to the nerves and brain,
blood-vessels, heart and liver. When taken you
can feel iw life-giving power course through every
artel v, destroying all diseases in the blood and giv
ing health, elasticity and strength to the whole or
ganization. Allen' StveHfttheninfi Cordial is ac
knowledged by all ilusses of eople to 1 the est
and most reliahle blood purifier iu the world. It is
a never failing remedy and can lie relied upon. H"W
many thousands ufain thousands have been gtiarched
as it were from the brink of the firsvy. by its miracu
lous power. Who will suHr fmm Liver Complaints,
IysH'psia, Disease ot the Stomach, Kidneys, Bowels,
or Bladder whcnnilrh a great remedy is within reach.
Volume mtuht be tilled with proof from all parts
of the civilized world to preve that no remedy has
ever been discovered in the whole history of medi
cine that acts so promptly. Kven iu the worst cases
' Scrofula a good fiietite, complete digestion,
etrength an a disposition for exercise, are sure t.
folrcw Its use. If the bowelB are costive, or head
avhe accompanies the "disease, the use of Allen's
Liver Vills will remove it. Over eight years experi
ence and the increasing jKipularity of Allen's medi
cines are conclusive proof.
1'rice f 1.00 tier bottle, or six bottles for f 5 0". If
your druggist or stre- keeper does not have it, we
"will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
of the price.
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
THE niiMKlXAL AXI GEXl'MXtS
VKEPA HA TIOX.
The reputation of this Mn1icine is now no well es
tattlishetl tlmt liberal minded men in the medical
profession throutrhout the Union recommend it u
their patients s tMo very best of all remedies for
Vilen. Hundreds of the mojt painful raes of files
have been cured by its use in a very thort tlue.
No medicine has ever obtained a higher or more
doserviiii; reputation than Allen's Pile Ointment.
Alien's Tile Ointment is a remedy of universal
usefulness whenrver an oil cerate salve ointment or
embrocation 1m ieiuired, in caes of fttirns, Scalds,
misters, Sprains, rvruines. Abrasions, Cuts. Ulcers,
Salt Khetim, letter, i-.czema, Kin Worm, Harber'a
Itch, r roMeil Kimbs. i'hitblaius, 1'bappe.l Skin,
Kever Blisters, Hed So e. Sore Feet, Bunions,
Yecetable Poisoning, liites of Innects, etc.
There is no known remedy that nives such lasting
relief as Allen's Pile Ointment. It is a new, de
lightful and wouderful remedy, designed and war
ranted to snpenuile all other Ointments yet dis-
Allen'a Pile Ointment is entirely duly rent from
any other Ointment in the whole world perfectly
harmless for the iufniit or aged ; it is cooling and
grateful to the burning brow, throbbing temples and
fever-parched system ; it ill banish pain and allay
inflammation mure rapid I v than any curative com
pound in this or in any other country.
Price f0 cents a box, or six loxea for $'2 00. If
your druggist or store-keeper doe not have it, wo
will forward half a doaeu to any address on receipt
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE GO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Drugg'sta.
Allen's Liver Pills.
reifoctly tasteless, elejrantlv coated. For the
cureot all disorders of trie Stomach, Liver, Bowels,
Kidneys, bladder, Nervous Diseases Headache,
Constipation. (. oat iveness. Indigestion. Dyspesia,
and all Bilious Diseases, such as t onstipa'tiou. In
ward Piles, Ful ness of bhiod to the He:id, Acidity
of the Stomach, Nausea, Heartburn. Disgust for
FimiJ. Fullness or Weight in the Stomach, ur
Eructations. Milking or Fluttering at the I'it of the
Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hurried and Dif
ficult Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart . Choking
or iSiirtbcating Sensa.ions when in a lying posture,
Dininesof Vision, Dots or Wels lefofe the Sight,
Fever or dull pain in the Head, Difficulty of Per
spiration, Yellowness of the Skin and Kj es, l ain in
the Side, Chest, Linil, and Sudden Flushes f
Heat Burning of the Flesh, etc.
Allen' Urer i'ill may always be relied
on as a safe and etlectual remedy, and may be taifcn
hv Imth sexes at all times with benericial results.
Hv their use the weak are made strong Distress
after esting, inward Weakness, languor, Want of
Apictite, are at once removed by a dose or two of
these Tills. Thousands of pensons who have used
these Tills we have yet to hear the Orst complaint
from one who has tried them. They always give
ALLEN'S LIVER PILLS
Regulate the organs of the system, restoring func
tional hamionr and securing the recretion ot the
proir const it ueotsof each organ. Bv their action
the liver secrete iu allotted proportion of bile the
lungs raihon. the skin sweat, the kidneys urine,
etc., and are always reliahle as a purgative.
The aged, and persons subjected to Constipation,
Taralyss, and Weakness of the Bowels, Kidnevs
and Bladder, etc., that have to lesort to Injection's,
by taking two or three of Allen't Liver Pills, will
enjoy natural discharges, and by the occasional use
of them have regular operations In tte e cases
their strengthening and nutritious principles are
exhibited ; every dose will add new strength to ttie
Bowels. Liver, Kidneys, etc., that may be worn or
depleted bv age.
In these Pills, a want that science has ever failed
to supply is secured, and this is a thorough purga
tive that can be given in safety in cases of eruptive
fevers, as Small-pox, F.rysiiels. Yellow Fever,
.-i-arlet and Typhoid FVveis. When the Mucous
Membrane becomes ulcerated, these Tills act thor
oughly, yet heal ulcerated and excoriated parts.
1 hey are made from ext acts from new ingredients
- entirely vegetable, superior in every respect to the
ordinary powders anil substances of the common
advertised Tills, and have a safe, certain and uni
Trice as cents a lini, or six laixes for If
your druggist or store-keener does not have them.
we will forward half a doreu I sixes to anv address
on receipt of the price. Trepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.
St. Joseph, Mo.
F0RTT TEAKS BKF0BE THE PCBL1C.
DR. C. M9LANE'S
rOR THE CURE OP
Hepatitis, or Liver Complaint,
DYSPEPSIA AND SIC it HEADACHE.
Symptoms of a Diseased Liver.
P AIN in the right sitle,under the edge
of the ribs, increases on pressure ;
sometimes the pain is in the left side ;
the patient is rarely able tolie on the left
side ; sometimes the pain is felt under
the shoulder-blade, and it frequently
extends to the top of the shoulder, and
is sometimes mistaken for a rheuma
tism in the arm. The stomach is affect
ed with loss of appetite and sickness
the bowels in general are costivej
sometimes alternative with lax ; the
head is troubled with pain, accompan
ied with a dull, heavy sensation in the
back part. There is generally a con
siderable loss of memory, accompan
ied with a painful sensation of having
left undone somethingwhich ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough
is sometimes an attendant.The pa
tient complains of weariness nnd de
bility ; he is easily startled, his feet are
cold or burning, and he complains of a
prickly sensation of the skin ; hisspiri
its are low: and although he issatis
fled that exercise would be benericial
to him, yet he can scarcely summon
lip fortitude enough to try it. In fact
he distrusts everyremedy. Several ol
the above symptomsattendthedisease,
but cases have occurred where few of
them existed, yet examination of the
body, afterdeathihasshown the liver
to have been extensively deranged.
' Ague and fever.--
Dr. C. Mf Lane's Liver Pills, im
cases of Ague and Fever, when
taken with Quinine, are productive of
the most happy results. No better
cathartic can be used, preparatory to,
or after taking Quinine. We would
advise all who are afflicted with this
disease to give them A pair trial.
For all Bilious derangements and as
Bsimple purgative they are unequaled.
BEWARE OF IMI TAlTiO&S. Q
The genuine Dr. C. IVLanes
Liver Pills are never sugar coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on
the lid, witli the impression Dr.
Lane's Liver Pills.
The genuine M? Lane's Liver Pills
bear the signatures of C. Ml' Lane.
and Flemjno Bros, on the wrappers.
t3In,ist on your druggist or store
keeper giving you the genuine Dr. C.
M'Lane's Liver Pills, prepared
by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa. q
gSold by all respectable druggists
and country storekeepers generally.
To those wishing to give Dr. C.MCLane's Liver
Plt-t-sa trial, wc will mail post paid to any part nf
the United States. one box of Puis fot twenty-live
cents. FLEMING BROS.. Tittsbiirir, V' .
We have in stock b. first-clas f sorimeDt of
J EN NIK. LINDS,
Also Harness from
Sj-ilii.OO to jHioo.oo
Our work is lirst-clnss; the prices lower
than ths same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
June 20. S7-lv. KUHN & TURPIN
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of the best Italian Marble.
Also. I have the Jatest of vies of Designs.
All work as cheap a can be done else
there. Manufactory on Went Main street.
Mar the liintiLre. mh28yl
FIRST NATIONAL MM,
or Col umbla, Tenn.
Caoital : : : SI 00,000
Does a General Banking and
J. yi. TOWLCR, Pmlinl.
Ll'drs FRIEKSON. Cashier.
Son Hi Main Slrret.
CO LUM CIA TENNESSEE.
Hoard, w r
'Stiiim, hupgies or aaridle borsea fumisbesl tn
InrUfstioo to (he proprietor.
JAMES L. GUEST
' ".1' n m b1 " !
EUGINE R. SMITH, M. D.5
Oftiee at Masonic Hall, t'ffiee hours:
From 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. m., and
7 j. in. sept 15 76.
K. ' M-POWKLL.
M DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
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PORTER BRYAN & ALFORD,
tt'holesatb Dealers in
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Proprietors f th Celebrated
PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR,
June 2nd 76-ly.
T. A. HARRIS,
U. S. COMMISSIONER.
Mt. r-LEASANT, TENN.
Will bo in Columbia everv Monday. Bus
inesB connected with this office left with A.
M. IlUgheg, Jr., ot at his office, will receive
prompt attention. oct.6-if.
Thfe Fljirif Vro'L
If a boat builder is asked to construct
a boat which shall be not only fast, but
absolutely safe in all contingencies, which
can neither capsize, swamp, nor sink, no
matter it she strikes on the sharpest rocks
in Hell Gate, he will frankly confess that
he cannot do it. Nevertheless, such a
boat can be built, and with it two cool
headed eirls can outsail the Sappho or
the Columbia, without risking any dan
ger more serious than that of an occa
sional sprinkling of spijay. ,.
The hollow log ahel tne solid log are the
germs from which two widely distinct
types ot vessels hav been developed
those in which, and those on which, the
c rew is carried. We have developed the
hollow log through all the various s'ages
that separate the canoe and the Cunarder,
but have abandoned the solid log after
having converted it into the cumbrous
lumber raft. The irkmth-Sea Islanders,
on the other hand, have developed the
solid log idea until tbe result is seen in
their double war canoes vessels that, al
though wonderfully swift and safe, are
virtually nothing more thAn two fiarallel
lops joined together with a platform, on
which the mast is planted. The Feejee
double canoe is not, however, the con
summate flower of barbarian boat-tui!d-ing
genus. It has been surpassed by the
flying proa of the Ladrone Islands a
craft that combines to some extent both
the hollow and solid log ideas, and which
merits a brief description hcre
The hull of the flying proa exhibits on
one ude the graceful lines of a well mod
eled boat, but on tbe other side is per
fectly flat. Were, an ordinary sail-boat
to bj cut in two along the kieel, atid each
half to be bearded up perpendicularly,
either would present a rude idea of the
model of the proa. Each end of the proa
is precisely alike, and as the mast is
placed exactly in the middle, the craft
will sail equally well with either end
firt. Across the deck run stout bambio
poles, which project beyond the rounded
side of the proa, and arc fastened at their
extremities to a log Of Wood placed par
allel with the boat, arid fashioned so as
to offer the slightest practicable resistance
to the water The weight of this log or
outrigger acts a counterpoise to the force
of the wind, since, by the peculiar man
ner in which the proa is sailed, the log
i- always on the windward side. Thus,
although the proa is excessively long
and narrow, it can never capsize, the out
rigger answering the same purpose in
this respect which the Fejeean accom
plishes by using a double canoe.
The mast, although placed exactly half
way between the ends of the boat, stands
in the bilge close to the gunwale, where
it is fastened to the middle beam of the
outrigger. The sail is a lateen, triangular
ia shape, but rau.h wider at the foot and
less lofty in proportion than are most
lateen sails. It docs not not seem large
in comparison with the length of the
proa, but in view of the extreme narrow
ness of the hull, and its want of stability
apart from the outrigger, it is really an
enormous sail. The fore end of the yard
fits into a socket at the end of the boat,
and the foot of the sail is laced to a boom.
It is thus capable of being trimmed as
flat as a board, and as it is reefed by sim
ply rolling the boom until the desired
amount ot sail is wrapped around it, the
shape of the sail always remains the same.
As has been said, th proa is sailed
with either end first, but the outrigger is
always kept on the windward side. The
flat side of the hull being thus always the
lee side, acts as a keel or center-board,
but with moro effect than either. In
fact, the proa is said to make scarcely
any perceptible leeway. When batin
against a head-wind the proa never tacks.
She is merely kept away until her stern
approaches the wind, when the yard is
swung around, and what was the stern
suddenly becomes the bow. Jt is credibly
asserted that this product of barbarian
genius often attains a speed of twenty
miles, and it is certain that not only is
the proa the fastest sailing beat in exist
ence, but it will sail nearer the wind
than any vessel known to European or
The Fight of Delibaha.
I have bad the opportunity of seeing
private and public dispatches from Deli
baba and Erzeroum detailing the com
mencement and progress of the fight at
Pelibaba. The Ottomans fought with
stubborn valor. They stood to be liter
ally mowed down by the Russian guns.
They remained to be slaughtered by the
cavalry. Attacked on the flank when
thev were hotly pressed in front, the
stubbornness of the defense was the valor
of despair. Officers and men fought with
equal bravery, and Mehemed Pauba died
sword in band at the head of his troops.
The Russians bad modeled their plan of
attack on the German system, ana they
fought with unexcelled bravery, return
ing Mtain and again to the point selected
to be broken. The cloxiBg cavalry
charges were brilliant efforts, and a troop
of Cossacks were detached to capture
Jon. Kimball, an Englis-h officer who was
watching tho battle on the Turkish side.
The general only escaped by the fleet
ne? s ot his horye. The Russians thought
he was in command of the enemy, but he
wa simply at headquarters, " just as
American and English officers were al
lowed to move with both the belligerent
armies in the Franco-Germaa war, jv".
THE 44 AO KB,"
Onca npon an venlng bleary.
While I sat me dreamy, dreary,
Id the sunshine thinking orar
Things that passed In days of yore
While I no Ided, nearly nleeptDjr,
Gently came a something cropping
L'p my back like ater leaping
Leaping upward from the floor;
" 'Tis cooling breath," I muttered,
' From the regions 'neath the floor
Only this and nothing more 1 "
Ah ! distlpctly I rememoer
It was in that wet September,
When the earth and erery member
Of creation that it lmre
Had lor days and night been soaking
In Ih meanest, most provoking
Focey rains that, without joking,
We had erer seen before ;
So I knew it must be very
Cold and damp beneath th floor-.
Very cold beneath the floor 1
So I rat me nearly napping
In t he Buoehine, stretching, gaping,
Craving water, but delighted
With the breee from 'neath the floor;
Till I found me waiin; colder.
And the stretching growing bolder.
And myself a growing older
Older than I felt before ;
Feeling that my joints were stiffer
Than they -were in days of yore
Suffer than they'd been before I
All along my back the creeping
boon gave place to rushing, leaping,
As If countless frozen demons
Had concluded to explore
All the cavities "the varmints"
Twixt me and my nether garments,
XTp ilUo my hair and downward
Through my boots into the floor;
Then I found myself a-shaking.
Gently first., but more and more
Every moment more and more.
Twas the " ager!" artd it shook me
In my very clothes, and took me
Shaking to th kitcheii-every '.
Place where there was warmth in store;
disking till the dishes c attered.
Shaking till the tea was spattsred,
thaklag, and with all my warming
Feeling folder than before;
Shaking till it had exhaustod
All its powers to shake me more
Till it could no; shake me more I
Then It rested till the morrow.
Then resumed with all the horror
That.it had the tare to bprrov,
Shaking, shaking as before;
And from that dav in September
lay that I shall long remember
It has made diurnal visits,
Shaking, shaking on so sore 1
Shaking off hit boots, and shaking
Me to bed, if nothing more
Fully this and nothing more ! .
And to-day the swallows flitting
Hound my cottage see me sitting
Moodily within tbe sunshine
Just inside my silent door
Waiting for the " ager," s-eming
bike a man forever dreaming ;
And the stlnliiiht m me streaming
Throws iio shadow oil the flonr
tor i am too thin and sallow
To make ahidows on the floor
Nary Shadow any more I .
A RACE FOR LIFE.
From Cassell's Magazine.
"My dear fellow, I am delighted to see
you, exclaimed my mend Mcjausiana,
as he met me at the door of his house.
I had srone en a visit to Holmesdale. a
little town in the north of England. Mc
Causlaud was engineer to the water com
pany there", and bad invited me tn eo
don for A weelr. .
After the usual interval for dressing,
we sat down to an excellent little dinner.
Not unnaturally the conversation turned
upon the weather.
''I am sorry this rain continues," said
McCausland ; "it spoils my water supply.
People bully me as if I could help it."
"Are your reservoirs near the town?"
I asked. "No," he replied, "away in the
hills. We can go over to-morrow if you
like. I'm due there."
Tho excursion was arranged. We
agreed to start at eleven o'clock next morn
ing; ahd we started punctually. We
pursued ur way up the hill, and cross
ing th brow, reached a small inn. Here
we found a country gig awaiting us. In
to this we clambered, and proceeded along
a wooded by-road, stony and rut-full. At
length, when hope had almost given way
to bad language, we pulled up, at anoth
er small inn called the "Reservoir." We
got out of the gig gladly.
An engineer torinan hurried up and ac
costed us politely.
"Is all right; Johnson?" inquired Me
Causland. "Yes, ajl isrieht; but"
"Well; but what?"
"I don't quite like the South Reser
voir embankment,"was the reply.
McCausland" turned pale to his very
"Come with me," he said abruptly.
We hurried after him in silence, and with
a strange dread upon us.
We soon came ia sight of the extensive
embankment, which confined the waters of
the largest of the three reservoirs f the
"This is the spat I was looking at this
"You had better have a few men to
puddle up this," said McCausland, in
dicating a tiny crack that would have
escaped less experienced eyes.
We then continued our inspection, but
during our progress round the works the
clouds had massed themselves in wild
grandeur above the hills, and lay heavily
above ttie Apps Valley in front. The
railroad crossed the valley on a graceful
viaduct near Ammerin; Junction.
A low moaning sound was in the air.
It was not the wind, for the breeise had
strangely lulled. The men had all gone
up to the reserveirs. McCausland and I
sat chatting together.
"Do you think you could find your
way back alone ?" he asked suddenly.
"Why?" I said. "Do you intend to
remain here? Is there any danger?"
"Well scarcely that; but I think I
ought to be on the spot. I will return
to-morrow or the next dav."
"Cannot I stay too?"
"Certainly, if you desire it. We rough
it up hero, though."
"I do not mind that," I replied. f?o it
was settled. Fortunate it was that I did
remain. As we were prepariug to visit
thesluiees again we were startled by vivid
flash of lightning, which had hardlv passed
when the rocks rang out with a thousand
This was the signal. The windows of
heaven opened, and a perfect deluge
descended upon the devoted valley.
The little brooks leaped up, and danced
down the hill-sides, in white array. Tiny
waterfalls swelled themselves into cawr
acts, and foamed down to the streams
flu t still the men worked hard amid the
gathering gloom and thunder by lantern
light, and nature rested not that livelong
Rut I turned in and got some sleep in
defiance cf the elemental war without.
At five o'clock in the morning, as the
gray light was struggling into life, Mc
Causland came, fully dressed, into my
room. I started up.
"Dress yourself as quickly as you can,
and come down stairs," he said. I began
to ask questions. "Lose no time, there's
a good fellow; I want your assistance."
He left the room.
I jumped up at once, hurried to the
window and looked out. Day was just
breaking through the misty sky, and all
the wrld was raining.
Ever and anon a sharp snap denoted a
bough torn from its place and whirled to
to tbe soaking earth.
I dressed quickly and joined McCaus
land in the little parlor. He was study
ing a private copy of the railroad time
tables, which as an official he always
"Will you take the horse and ridedown
to Ammering Junction with a message?"
His collected manner assured me.
Was this all ? A ride through the rain was
not much. "Of course, I will go."
He grasped my hand firmly. "Are
you nervous?" he said, as he held it in
his own steady grasp.
"Nonsense,'-' 1 replied, laughing ; ' I'll
b ready in five minut.s if it's imporaut.
Is the horse here ?"
I ran up f.ir my waterproof. When I
came down the horse wm at the door, and
McCausland inspecting hini. I mounted.
"Now," I said, "lor this great me
i age, if you please." McCarislarid'B tone
AUGUST 3, 1S77.
had something very solemn in it, as he
replied : t
"Tell the station-master at Ammering
Junction, and any people you see, that
the south reservoir will not last three
hours. It will bust down the valley, and
will destroy the Apps f iaduct, and carry
away the bridges on the Holmesdale
branch. Stop the traffic, and save the
passengers. God bless you ; and, hark
ye, ride for your life. I will fire the sig
nal cannon as a warning. Good bye."
Ammering Junction was some miles
away. My route Jay through an un
known country, across moorland inter
sected by flooded streams and swept by
the fierce wind and rain.
I must do it, I thought, as my horse
picked his cautious way amid the loose
stones down the steep by-foad we had a
cended the previous day. 1 should need
all my strength, though, to execute my
task, so 1 pressed on. A valuable slice
out of my time had been expended when
1 reached the broad highway and urged
my horse to speed. 1 had to turn off
again, I knew, but I fancied I should
easily find the path. Besides, was there
not a sign-post ?
I reached the turning and pulled up to
read the direction I should take. I
nearly fainted with horror as I read. The
fatal finger pointed up the cross-road I
was pursuing To Holmesdale and Sea
ham. The opposite index pointed to
Ruddall and Ammering. I could scarce
Credit my senses. Surely I was right 1
AVe had. tjomfe Up the previous day( and
up the hill to the reservoirs. I had merely
to reverse the route I had traveled. This
was a terrible mistake. It was now past 6
o'clock. One of the three precious hours
had elapsed, and I was wrther from Am
mering than when I started. I was
seized with despair; whatever could I do
now ? Two hourremained, aod I had
three lip-liill milrs to ride, and then
about seven more across the moor before
I could reach the Junction, and before
that the trains might have started, and
I burst out into a cold perspiration at
the thought, and then desperate, and
only half conscious, I rode madly back
to the Ammering road, and up the hill
The summits of the neighboring hills
were shrouded in a veil of mi-t, but far
in advance, ott the leVel, 1 could trace
the railroad line. , Front the elevation
at which I stood, I cod Id traca the chan
nel of the Apps river down the valley;
and could guess .the spot at which
the flood Would strike the railroad, and
tbe branch line over the spr of the hill.
I could just distinguish the Junction in
the middle distance. A dark smoke
appeared to be rising from it ; an engine
perhaps waiting to start with a train,
and I was lingering on the hill. All
this, and more, I could perceive as I
rested on the summit. Somewhat refresh
ed, I rode manfully forward into the
How my horse kept his feet I do not
this hour understand".
I was quite alone, not a human being
in sight, but suddenly the whistle f a
locomotive was carried to my ears. An
engine moved out of the station. An
other whistle shortly afterward. That
train was safe. I watched it glide away
over the viaduct. Five minutes later I
rode into the station, and called for the
station-master. A I dismounted the
clock struck eight. The time was up
and no signal from McCausland. Tele
graphing would now be easy. A porter
fame out in response to my summons.
"I'm sorry ye lost- the express,"
" I don't want the train," I replied, " I
must telegraph at once through. Where
is the station-master ? "
"He'll be here in a minute. But ye
can't telegraph. The wires are blown
down. We had to send a ' pilot ' with the
express to clear the line up to Hand
leigh." " Not telegraph ! I tell you, man, I
must stop the traffic. The South Holmes
dale feservoir.will burst this Very hour."
"Cau that be tiiie?" inquired a coolj
gentlemanly man at my elbaw. It was
the station-master himself.
"True!" I echoed. " Its only too
true. 1 have ridden to tell you. We
must stop the trains."
" The excursion leaves Handleigh at
8:05," niued the station-master. " Thre
may be time; come with me." He
crossed the line and entered a shed oppo
site. I followed. Just thpn a loud boom
ing sound renttbe air. The sound Came
back from the hills like thunder.
"It is the signnl," I exclaimed. "The
water is out. Heaven help us now !"
The station-master called out. A
cleaner appeared. "Is thatengineready?"
'.Yes, sir, waiting for the excursion."
"Run and open the points. Now, sir,
get up. "
I obeyed mechanically, and before I
quite realized the situation we had crossed
to the up line. The station-master
stopped to get a red flag and give a few
instructions to bis subordinates. I now
perceived that we were to race the flood.
Steam versus water. Which would
A whistle ; we started. "The flood,
the flood ! " shouted the porter. We
turned one glance up the valley. A mov
ing brown wall, capped with a snowy
ridge, was tearing down the devoted
viaduct. No time to lose. "Go ahead,"
cried the stat ion-master. I turned on
steam, put the lever on another "notch,"
and the race began in earnest.
It was an exciting race, and one never
to be forgotten. On rolled the flood.
We were running "neck and neck" for
one terrible half minute. Now the re
sistless flood bore directly to the bridge.
Stones were rolling before it like mar
bles. Trunks of trees, haystacks, debris
of every description came headlong down
upon the doomed structure. We fled
like lightning over the rails. Oar speed
told now. Sparks flew from the chim
ney. Another "notch" the heat ot
the piston qu:ckened to an almost incon
ceivable rapidity. We were on the
bridtre. Hurrah! The curling wave be
neath seemed to spring forward. It
broke against the buttresses. In a sec
ond we were across. 1 shut oft" steam,
station-master put down the breaks a
crash ! We looked back. The line
dropped behind us like a stage-trap.
The bridge gave way, and with a roar,
that was heard two roiks off, the pretty
viaduct was swept away by the boiling,
We were truly thankful for our nar
row escape. And now to save tbe ex
cursion. Speeding forward again, whist
ling likea demon, our engine Vigilant by
name soon came in sight of the ex
cursion train. By waving our red flag we
averted another danger a collision.
The telegraph-posts being down, trains
had to run upon the same line as far as
Handleigh, but our timely action Bet all
to rights at last.
We soongave the bewildered passengers
to understand the narrow escape they
had had. Fervent and sincere were
the thanks we received from all, except
one man. He was escaping from jus
tice, and was captured. From tho eleva
ted embankment we could trace the
flood for mi'es. Tbe train put back
to Handleigh. whence the passengers
were forwarded by another company.
By the time we bad arranged matters
and returned to the broken viaduct the
wuter had subsided. A footway was
constructed across the muddy river bed.
and trains stopi d at both sides of the
rff am, the passengers txchanging from
one to the either.
The asrectot' the country as I retraced
my t-tu was lcp!iralle. 1 couKi
scarcely recognize the places I had passed
i:i tbe morning.
1 lound McCausland aud his stuff at
the reservoir awaiting me. He wrung
my hand fervently, and said certain
words that 1 shall not easily forget.
The viaduct wa quickly "rebuilt
But the station-master at Ammering
does not forget the race of steam versus
water on the Vigilant locomotive. Nor
flints for Restaurants
It was a popular restaurant.
The seedy customer who had lingered
for half an hour over a doughnut revel.
brushed the crumbs off his pantaloons
with his four by six napkin, and
approached the cashier with an abstracted
air. As he handed over his dime he
" Mister, I think you aud I could do a
" How so?" said the cashier.
" Why, 1 have noticed that the folks
who patroniM thu hasliery seem to go in
mostly for clarrt-chowderarid beef, and
doughnuts. They ignore the more
recherche elements of the meal, such as
quail on toast, and venison steak. You d
realize more profit if the public partook
more extensively of the luxuries of the
season, so to speak, wouldn't you."
" I reckon," replied the check-taker.
" Have you ever noticed," continued
the seedy customer, " that man is an
emulative being ? He is guided and gov
erned by public opinion rather than his
" Now do you see what I am driving
at? Public opinion, influenced by hard
time?; says dotlghntltsand clam-chowder.
Yon want to educate public opinion up
to the more elevated standpoint of quail
on toast, and venison steak."
" How are yu gine to do it?'
" That's just what I am coming to.
That's where my inventive genius comes
in. You and I put tip a job on 'em.
Every day abetut this time I come here
to dinner. I l'ok over the programme
and yell out, ' Iterc; Waiter, turtle soup,
fried oysters p'tte ile fo grai, and a pint
of Rcederer,' and the Waiter he sings out
the order so the whole room full can
hear. The folk lbs' have just come in
say to themselves, ' Hello, this is a kind
of stylish plac1. It won't do to eat
baked beans and oo'thsu oaiiis nere, ana
then they follow my example ; more
especially if the waiter does his part
well, and can infuse a tone of sarcasm
into his voice when parsing along the
order for clam-chowder and hash, so as
to make the r'nap feeders feel their
insignificance. Things would soon work
around if some enterprising man would
set the example."
" Well," said the cashier, " you, or
anybody else Can order just what you
like, providing you pay for it." .
" I n afraid you hardly appreciate the
importance of my idea. In order to in
augurate the system it will he necessary
to disregard the immediate pecuniary
outlay. Now, my proposition is that I
should officiate as epicurean exemplar.
I will soon rouse the spirit ofemulation
by my apparent reckless extravagance.
I will, by reveling In the delicacies which
would appease the appetite Of a Lucul
lus, stimulate others to like lavish indul
gence. I shall assist the process by cast
ing around me glances ot scornful
depreciation atthose grovelling souls who
persist in partaking of humble fare.
Here, now, for instance, I assume an air
of lofty disdain. Do you think you
could sit calmly and eat clam soup while
I was looking at you o and devouring
boned turkev ? "
"No. I should probably get up and
kick you," was the answer.
"Ah, but ftlost men would take it
differently. They would say, ' I guess
I can afford to eat boned turkey as well
as that fellow,' and they would order all
the luxuries they could think of. It
would catch 'em, I tell you. Now, to
come right down to business, I ain't am
bitious ; I don't ask any salary. All that
I want is to order what I like free eratis,
and I'll set right to work and we'll bring
about the biggest revolution in public
opinion you ever saw. What do you
say ? Is it a bargain ? "
I dan't see as it would exactly pay
me," said the restaurant man. " I guess
things have got to Work around grad
ually." " You don't seem to have much enter
prise," sadly observed the epicurean
exemplar. " What kind of a one-horse
beanery is this, anyhow ? You may put
down vrnison and quail in your lying
programme, and hanged if I believe
you've cot any in yeiur old chowder
mill. iMl offer my service to some first
class establishment. Botfon Traveller.
A Carton AfJitsPt or ttin Parisian News
An editor or his gerant, usually a man
of straw, is fined from 500 to 2,000
francs. If there is any imprisonment
with the penalty, it is taken by a poor
devil who receives five francs per week
for taking the risks, and a support for
himself and family while in prison for
articles he did not write, and which he
never read. This system of having sub
utifutAa ia a vprv convenient one for
O W VU vi I au -j
journalists; it is a penurious system in
so far as the aaminisiranon oi jusui-e is
concerned. A friend of mine employs
his concierge to act as gerant for his jour
nal, pavs him f 1 per week when all goes
well; f20 per week when in pri-on.
This man is capable of reading a news
paper, but he could not write a single
f; nArFwits and bus nn more idea of
111IU wuvvtij , - - - - -
orthography than a child. The ether
day he had to answer ior a urnwant
article in his journal. "Accusod," said
the iudce to the humble, cringing in
dividual before him ; "you recognize
your guilt; veu con less to your respon
.;k;i;tir tar tbi article. ?" The accused
replied that he did. He regretted the
form of the article tnatne uau fuuimini,
but he was the only person respeinMble
ft.- it "TTnfnrtnniitelv." said the iudee.
strongly emphasizing the word, ' unfor
tunately, the law compels me u acerpi
this fiction. You are only a straw man."
"Oui, monsieur le president," he re
sponded, humbly, "je suis homme de
paille, mais je suis le seul responsable."
He had learned his lesson, and repeated
it in court ; the court was bound by the
terms of the code to submit to this
fiction, openly characterized as such, and
openly confessed. This system is the
result, anomalous as the idea may ap
pear, of the journalistic practice of duel
ing. Some years ago the leading journal
ists of Paris found themselves involved
in so many "aflairs" that their business
was interrupted. Often they got a coup
d'epee which laid tbem up for weeks.
One day a witty journalist hit upon the
famous plan of employing the best fencing
master of Paris to sign his articles. W hen
challenges came, they were referred to
the resjionsible party, who always pun
ished his man, and who soon fettled all
the difficulties of his journal. Others
followed bit example, and took into their
employ young men with fighting quali
ties or ex army officers, who knew bow
to handle a sword, if not a pen. In the
end the journalists found that the sys
tem could be just as well applied to their
little disputes with Dame Justice. The
law required a responsible signature to
each journal, and hence recognized the
signer as respon ible. From this to em
ploying an ignorant and needy individual
to sign these-was but a step, and the
uvu,n nf ..print now prevailing was iu-
"..., .otort Tn a maioritv of cases it is
V I . - I .
the paid gerant who goes to prwin, while
the paper pays the fines and expenses.
Tk. rod uiithnr of inei iminated ar-
Ii ..r. .- - -- -
, tides are seldom reached. Pm w dir. X.
Artificial flower are used in button
hole boquets ia New York. They are
VOL. XXIII. NO. 3.
THE WOXDERS OF WOOLWICH,
The Ifaasraiinre of Rnllete Khll and
4'arlrttlxc r-Ilw I or tj -Ton
The London newspapers of June 20th
furnish us with a report of a visit made
by one hundred and fifty members and
associates of the society of engineers to
the royal arsenal at Woolwich. Oa as
sembling at the arsenal the visitors were
divided into two sections, each section
proceeding in charge of a cuide, one to
jthe royal laboratory department, and the
other to the royal carnage department
On leaving those departments the sec
tions interchanged, and afterward both
sections united and were conducted over
the royal gun factories. In the labora
tory the visitors were first shown the
manufacture of bullets for the Martini
Henry as well as for the Snider rifle, and
also for Colt's revolvers. The bullet
metal is first poured hot into a receiver,
which is forced up by hydraulic pressure,
causing the solidified but still hot metal
to issue from the top cf a plunger as a
rod. This operation is performed in
what is designated tho "lead-squirting
room." The rod of metal is wonnd on
to a drum as it issues forth until the
contents of the hydraulic press are ex
hausted, when the drum, with its coil, is
removed to the bullet-moulding room.
Here the metal is first cut u p into lengths
and rough-shaped in one machine and
finished in another. A large number of
machines were busily at work malting
the three classes of bullets we have men
tioned. The manufacture of the plug
for tbe rear end of the bullet wa also
witnessed. The plug was formerly made
of weKd, but is now made from a special
kind of powder, which is solidihed under
pressure, ihe shell lounary and suen-
hlJiug room were next visited, and shells
of various sizes, from those of the
80-ton gun downward to 7-pourider
shells, were fieen in the various
stages of manu'acture. The cartridge
case factory was then visited, as were
subsequently the rocket and the torpedo
departments, and finally the model-room.
In the royal carriage department some
very interesting work was witnessed in
the preparation of the details of car
riages for the 2S-ton and other guns.
Much interest was evinced in some hand
saw machines at which small detail parts
were being cut out of wroujht-iron, just
in the same way as fret-work is expeuted
in weod. Another interesting engineer
ing tool shown was a circular planing
machine by tireenwooa v uatiey, oi
Leeds, and, which has not been long at
the arsenal. "By its aid some racers for
the 38 ton gun platform were being
planted. This tool will plane to a maxi
mum radius of twenty-five feet. A num
ber of other powerful and useful ma
chines were examined. LTpon arriving
at the royal eun factories, the visitors
were received by Capt. Porter, in the
absence of Col. Younjihusliand, tuperin
tendent of the royal gun factories. I lore
special heats had been arranged by Col.
YoHnghusband. They first saw the coil
ing of the white-hot bars for a breech
piece in the coil-mill. Thence they pro
ceeded, under the guidance of Capt. Por
ter, to the rollit g mill, where they saw
the bars produced, and where they found
some very good reversing gear to the
rods. In the forge a jacket, weighing
about thirty tons, and intended for a 3H
ton gun, was being manipulated under a
40-ton steam hammer with :is much ease
and dexterity as though it hail emly
weighed thirty jiounds. Tho operation
of shrinking a breech-piece on to a steel
tube, still lor a SS-ton pus, was then
witnessed, after which the experimental
80-ton gun was shown to the visitors, as
were also the various parts of the three
service 80-ton guns which are in process
of manufacture. By means ef a model,
which could be taken apart, Capt. Porter
explained the construction of these splen
did weajKins. The turnery, the rough
boring mill, the rifling mill, and the
pattern-room were successively visited,
in the latter of which tiie members took
leave of Capt. Porter, every one being
highly gratified with the plexsing and
instructive visit, for nowhere else could
such a varied series of special engineer
ing operations lie witnessed.
Death from Noises.
A literary gentleman once remarked,
in a jocose speech, that it would be an
improvement ujKn the human body it
we might shut our ears as easily as we
can shut our eyes. If a sight dinplt-aws
us, we have but to drop our eyelidr, and
we are relieved. But we have no remedy
atrainst pro-y speeches or the firing of
guns, or the shriek of a whistle.exceptto
remove ourselves from the vicinity of the
The jocose remark received a pathetic
illustration in the case of John L. ech,
the artist, whose sketche-s made the Lon
do Tunncli the delight of its readers. His
nerves were in such a state d tension
that he became the tortured victim of
organ-grinders and railway whistles. He
worked up in attic of his house, but even
there the din of street-bands annoyed
him. His suflVrings from noises became
so painlul that one of the proprietors of
t ie Putc'i took him into the cnintry to
stay a week or more. Leech promised
himself much pleasure in being faraway
freim the noise of the organ-grindeis,
railway whistles, and the firing e.f guns.
But the morning after his arrival, the
hrjst was surprised to find the artist ready
to depart. " I cannot stay any longer
here," he said. " The noise drives me
" What noise?"
" The gardener whetting his scythe. Tt
gees through my ears like a corkscrew."
Leech died not long after. He may be
said, according, to the statement of a
friend, " to have died of the hideous
noises, the horrible brass bands, and bar
rel organs ot London, wnicn jarreu uinm
his shattered nerves."
A Drug thai Cnres Uashfnlness.
We should haadly expect to find in
tb materia medica a cure for bu-hful-
ness, says the Journal of Chemistry, but
coca (or cue-a, as some prefer to call it),
which has lately attracted considerable
attention in professional circles, is said
to answer this purpose. According 10
I)r W. Tanner, whatever mav have lieen
said from time to time about the eflects
of cuca on the human system, this much
is certain, that it causes timid people,
who are usually ill at ease in seiciety, ana
particularly so before strangers, to ap
riear to good advantage undei these cir
cumstances, in otner woros, it cures
bashfulness. Its effects on depression of
spirits, he says, are what might be ex
pected from a drug whose action is
"energy -giving and bashfulness curing."
He has not seen any corresponding
mental or physical depression attending
its after effects. Its action may be largely
increased bv combining it with an alkali.
It mav be that the alkali dissolves some
of its active principles that otherwise
would remain undissolves
One of tbe moat singular cases ever
brought before the courts has jut come
up in this city. A man died, leaving his
property, one-third to his wife, one-third
t his chiid, and the ether third to a
child then unborn. The unborn party,
however, proved to be twins, and the
executor is sorely perplexed as to whether
he shall divide the third, giving each of
the twins one-sixth of the estate, or
whether he shall carry but tho testator's
fiutpoae to i-erve all the children alike,
iy giving them and the widow one
fourth ; or whether, again, he shall give
the widow her third and divide the other
two-thirds an.ong the three children.
The case beine wholly without precedent
in this state, the court give the executor
no advice, and the conundrum is to be in
some wy brought before tho probate su
preme court. Sprinrjjield (jla?.) Despatch.
The Hamg ofilse Dyiair
And now my dsy of lifs is almost o'er :
Death comes his step e'en now is at the door;
He comes a welcome toient.
C.o, bid bun enter, iih no lurking thongbt
Of gncl or hatred ; hut disturb me net ;
I'm weary let ins rest I
Tbe day has been so long Its r.oondsr heat,
Its morning cold, so bard to bear ; mv feet
Buch cruel thorns bave pressed ;
And, 'neath tbe storms that beat upon my head,
Twas hard to walk with Arm, uiifalteriag tread:
I'm weary let me rest.
Come near, my friends, and say a Ist eiood-nlght.
Good-night I All fades away - no sound no sight ;
bleep comes, and I am blest.
A day's glad end proclaims yon setting sun :
Weep, friends, no more, but rather Joy that one
Bo weary now ran rest I
Tms is the latest form of wedding in
vitations : "Come around and see me
capture a mother-in-law at 8 o'clock
A business man in Trenton. N. J..
says that the women of that city own all
the real estate, and the husbands do all
the running in debt and beating their
bills. He announces tht he will not
trust any husband without a written
order from his wife.
Little boy "Please I want thedoctor
to come and see mother. Servant
Doctor's out. Where do von come
from ? Little boy" What! Don't you
know me ? Why, we deal with you. We
had a baby from hero ladt week! Lowltm
"All in the Days' Wouk." Gipan-
gantic Footman : " Did vou ring,
mam lentler-hearU-d and impulsive
Lady: " Yes.Thernias. You see this poor
kitten the children Lave found? Jt is
motherless ! (let me some milk, Thom
as! Mew like its mother! and feed
it I "
These new fifty dollar gold coins are
too heavv to carry around conveniently.
When a fellow has forty or lifiy of them
stuck around over his person, he feels as
soggy as an amiuunit'ou wagon, or like
truth crushed to earth. H'.dp us green
backs, or wc sink ! JJi-unu-i ; AVict.
Only three persons have life-passes on
the Hudson River raiload. One Is
John B. Jcrvis, the first eneinecr of tho
road; another is his wife; and the third is
Gov. Kimball, of West Point. The
passes are made of o!id silver, on which
is ngraved the name of the holder, date
when given, and occupation.
Wori.w.y Wine. First mother of
dauchters: "Have you culled tin the
Cheilmondely Joneaes yet ?" Second
ditto : " Yes, I heard they were going
to give a ball, and so I called last Satur
day." First ditto (in a tone of superiori
ty): "Ah! Lheard that the ball was
not coming off, and so I didn't" J'unoh.
DEADWOon gambler to correspondent :
" I am a blackleg, and you know it ; but
I never take advantage of a man I mean
a miner working for a stake. Traders
and merchants are my game. If I can
bleed a freighter I do so without the least
compunction. I never resort to violence
the knife, pistol, or black jack. While
I would rather steal than receive the
money as a gift, I never leave a man
When that cultivated and intellectual
middle-aged person, Miss Mary Ann
Maxon, of Cambridge, Mass., had the
collar of her offensive littlo poodle in
scribed "I'm Mary Ann Maxou's dog;
whost dog are you ?" she thought it was
rather a clever joke on the casual citizen
who might encounter the pup aud in
vestigate his reason of Wing. Mie was
of that mind for several days. But one
morning the poodle- howling as though
he wa-s carrying all parts of Sirius in the
chorus of the morning stars, and sudden,
as if fired out of a gun, shot into the
Maxon presence, with his tail tucked
very close, and a business card tied on to
bis collar. Divining that some one had
set this poodle up in tho carricr-dove
business, Miss Maxon sci.ed the missive
and read: "Tnricritiiie is what nils me;
what ails you 7"
A LETTER from Bristol, R. I., to the
Boston Post, says: "It is here where tbe
beautiful saillioats, the swift steam
launches and the flying cat imaran.s aru
shaped for future triumphs. And the
outside world would scarci ly believe mo
when I say that ninth of the skill which
fashioned these swift-sailing craft, that
awake the admiration of competitor, i
the active train and willing hands of one
whose eyes are forever sealed to tbe
light of heaven, and who, since early
childhood, has ever looked npon the blue
water, where he loves to spend his leis
ure hours. Strange that this nightless
man has a mind so enlightened and
senses so acute that he cun enter a lumber-yard,
pass bis hands over the dead
wool), and occasionally rapping it with
his knuckles,, his ear close to the object,
tell its imjierfcctioiis more correctly than
many who having eyes, see not as thin
man whom the world calis blind."
A BuII-lbi' Kills an AHIgulor.
One day last week an ulligator was seen
swimming iu Sanipit river, ne'ar tho
...l.nr e '.,,.(.,; I t.ivi,! Steele'a bull iloc
nuoi I, v;'vi -..,.- . ... - m
was soon brought forward, nnd, upon
.1. .. 1 I ..(III,., ,t,,irf
viewing tne nieiii v , niiiij t-n
to meet it. The "alligator saw what was
up, and made for the dog. While they
approached each other, not a styiind could
la. honril from Ilia sneertilUirs. who were
expecting the moment they met to se
the elog suouiergea, never to rim- spum ,
but the dog got the first hold, plunged
his ugly teeth in the bead of the ferocious
monster, and caused it to sink. It soon
reappeared, looking as fierce as cvor.
The doff and thealligateir were soon mouth
and mouth, nip and tuck, until it was
thought that the dog had conquered, the
lir fliuarmonrillir The dill?. lieintT
exhausted, was then picked up by a boat.
Ihe gator, however, soon appearru, nun
mofl for the onneisite! shore. Several
persons got in boats and pursued him un
til lie got under tne wnari, wi.eu our m
the nartv fired a pistol, and as w Kin as
the report wan hen rd, thedog leaped from
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the lieiat and under the wiian. it v.n
nir. an. I Tiwlr niriiin for Awhile, bllt the
dog, soon gaining the advantage, brought
out his fo dead. J lie repine nieiusuics
five feet and several indies. (.n-'jrlwn
'ri,...o vim Vmve attained maturity
11..,. t ux.imr 11 noil 111,'IHK of Africa
a laige blank ppace in the centre, indica
ting a land unexplored and unknown.
Ol late years explorers nave jurn-uu i
.wi o.4,-.rtuiiieil that this re-
inynw iito. nn' - . .
gion of great equatorial lake s is one of
thO mOSt pOpUIOUS anil ICIliin u;g
earth, and that an immense plateau,
among mountain crowned with eternal
...o.ro,l hv o-reat streams nro-
ceeding Irom them, and offers climate of
various degrees oi teinpernmir..
i, I ; linnrevpr. the abode of
inviting ''" ,
savages, who are at perpetual war with
each other, ana who mummi iu .
destruction of human life computed at
hundreds of thousands a year. At least
40,000 slaves annually capiuren tunc,
tVip continent, or for
IUI W.TV . ' . ,
shipment elsewhere. The International
. .' :.: t ..,1.1 1, f In K'ini
V iric&ll unnotaiLiou, n' "'" " ' ' - r
,.r ,Un. Tioitrionii rleKire'ri to commence the
civilization of the country by establish
ing stations for scientinc oDservauoim
and for the use and protection Jof travel
ers; and branches of the association have
been formed in several i-.uropean coun
The Great Wall of China.
Kalgan commands one of the passes
through the great wall of China. It is
there built of large stone, cemented to
gether with mortar. It tape" toward the.
top, being twenty-one feet hili and
twenty-eight feet wide at the foundation.
At the most important points, less than
a mile apart, square towera are erected,
built of bricks. It winds over tbe crest
of the mountains, crossing the valleys at
right angels, blocking tbem with lortin
cations. The Chinews estimate its length
to le about 3,300 miles, but in parts
more remote from Pekin the wall is of
inferior construction. There is nothing
but a dilapidated mud rampart, as Col
onel Prejevalsky saw it on the liordr r of
Ala-shan and Kansu. It is said to have
been built upward of two centuries before
Christ to protect the empire against the
iuroadsof the neighboring Nomads, but
the periodical irruptions of th barbanaus
were never checked by this artificial-barrier.