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W. It. JOHNSTON.M D.,
Has returned to Columbia and resumed
tin- iHiiot iceol DentHtry In all its brandies.
Otlico At his residence on CJardeu SI. op
posite Cumberland Church.
sept. U-Iy
LAW CAU11S.
I. X. n.VKNETT. O. T. HUGHES
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
Columbia, Tennessee.
(jttice: On West, Main Street, formerly oo-
cupi'-'d by TliomitN v Harnett. jan. i-
-ly
J.
B. Bond,
Attorney
at Law,
Columbia. Tennessee.
Will practice ia Maury and adjoining
jau.
21-7-ly.
C. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at
Col u ml ia , Ten nessce.
Will attend with promptness to all Legal
JJtisiness entrusted to his care, in Maury and
Hilioinmn counties, strict aiieimou to col
lection aud settlements of all kinds. Office
WhitUiorne lilock. Jau. 28-77-ly.
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
Columbia, Tennessee
Upeclal attention given to collections.
OHlce: NVhitlhorue Block.
Jan. 1-77-ly.
A. M. LOO'EY.
W. J. SYKKS.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
tfci;iUia,
Tennessee
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
Columbia, Ten nessce.
Office: With McDowell & Webster, Whlt-
Ihorue Block. Jan. l-ib-iy.
GEO. C. TAY'LOK. R. H. SASSOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Col u m 1 i a , Te n n essee.
Will practice in Maury and adjoinine
ronniies, and in the iSiipreine and Federal
i viii ts nt Nashvile. Special attention ;i veil
to the collect ion of claims. Office: .South
Bide public square. jau. 2,s-77-ly.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
- IV
And Solictor in Chancery,
Col ii m bi a , Tel i n essee.
tir iithv; Wiiitthoiiie Block, Up-slairs.
May ."t 11-77.
A. M. 11 L'tillES. A. iM.Ill'GHEH, Jr.
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .n Chancery,
Columbia, Tennessee.
Will practice in the Courts of Maury and
n Ijoimnc counties, and Supreme and Fed
eral Courts nt ';isliville. Tlie strictest at
tention will lie tiveii loall business entrust
ed to their care, o dice: -South side West
Wain street, 2nd door front the square.
April 1st.
ECJI'l'OWELL. W.J. Y MUSTER.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys a.t Law
Columbia, Te n i i essee.
ff
Attorney at Law,
Columbia,
."I-1S77.
Tennessee.
All"
IvOBT. M. McKAV. If. V. KIUUEKi.
McKay & Figuers,
ATTOISNKYW - AT - jLj-A. XV
Columbia, Teunessee.
" WtC lnct(.y'fri MrtnrT ft IK? ft,i,!rtpnt roll n-
lles. l'roinpt attention given to busmen
eiiii iisieti fi'Fu K: jr.mwii block,
up sm.il'.. N- 1 1'J south side puolic square.
Alls- 1U-1S77.
J. T. L. COCHRAN,
Attorney atLaw
Ami .Solicitor in Chancery.
Prompt attentions to collections. Office
No. West Seventh Street, Columbia, Ten
nessee sep7 77 ly.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Koom So.2li Colonade Building,
NASHVILLE, ... TIINJJ.
Will attend to a!I busiuess entrusted to
His carp wit h promptness. Kefcrs to Third
National I'.uuk oiN'ash ville. mayls-ly
It. M. BIDDLE,
Homoeopathic Physician,
Columbia, Tennessee.
Office (;i!iee in the Iepot Hotel. Itefere
lo Urs. J. 1. W. C. Dake, Nashville, Teun.;
Jir. L. 1. Moore, Memphis, Tenn.
janl-77-ly.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
SURGEON DENTIST.
Columbia, Tennessee.
Office Next door to Methodist Church.
nov-77-ly
DR. J. M. TOWLER,
DR. B. J. HARLAN.
A full partnership has been lormed this
day between J'rs. Towler and Jlailau.
They will practice their proftsMon in all its
branches. Dr. llarlu will attend to all
calls during the absence oi Dr. Towler In
Europe.
July Mth, 1S7S.
First National Bank
Of Columbia, Tennessee
Osipitsil, $100,000.
Docs a General Banking and
Exchange Business.
T. W. KEESEE, President.
LUCICM FlUKKSO.N", Cashier.
JOHN T. TL'CKEK.
W.F. TUCKEK.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
Wholesale and Retail
ocers
Commission Merchants
North-east Corner Public Square,
Coluiilbia,
IcnncsHce
pealerR in cotton and all kituli ofproduce
Liberal ad varices made on goods In sti re .
"Nov. l!)-7(i-ly. -JZ..
T-n
I Chancery Court Htit.s April term, in the
cx.se of J. J. (irHiibery v. Airs. A. o. Jack
eon, etui., I offer for sale a very desirable
home on t htS Mt. Pleasant pihe, known as
the Milt Voorhies place, about two miles
from the public souare iu Colnmbia. tia.ii!
place coutains about, tweuty-seven acres,
lias a splejiilid well and cistern, and 2ood
Kpple and per.cn orcharu. The house con
tains sl.T jarse rooms and two halls. Per
nous wishing to secure home will tlnd it
to their interest, to call on nie. If not sold
privately by the tlisl Monday in October,
will proceed to oiler said place to the high
est Didder, at the couit-liouse door in tlie
town of Columbia, on a credit ol six, tw lve
and eighteen months, except the sum of
two huudred dollars in cash, note I Willi no
proved personal security, and a lien re
tained on said land until paid.
J.J.HHANBEUY,
July 13, 187-J. Couiiuifibiouer.
nn
HUH
By ALFEED S. HOESLEY.
SOUTHERN TRADE
MOVED BACK TO THEIR
lawJOLiD STAND!
With an Entire New Stock!
SOUTH SIDE
IMMENSE BARGAINS OFFERED
NOW IN EVERY ARTICLE!
ZTXJJST RECEIVED!
Mew Dress
Blew Bress
Mew
EXQUISITE DKESS COOOS FOli KILT fcjKIKTtt'.
EXQUISITE DKEKsj GOODS FOll WALKING SUITS!
EXQUISITE DlilvSS GOODS FOll l'OLOXAISE!
Trices to Suit the
We will mention only a few
are now
IVst Lineii-Uaeoil Prints,
Ilemcmlier Choice- Calicos
(ioml Prints,
Lonsdale Pleachel Domestic, yard wide.
Handsome Linen Ijiwiis,
Peautiful l'acilic Lawns,
Pest Corded Piiie,
Immense bt of exutiisiie llamburir Ed.ijiii!?, - inches wide,...
Hamburg Elrin;, iyebes wide,
tv Style -Lace JMitts lrom
Great Sale of Ladies'. Mens. Misses'
and Shes, Newport Ties and Slippers. We will close out this
Stock at almost any price Regardless of Cost.
CLOSING OUT S. L K 7l' CLdTlfliN?;
olt of the Store vilboul scl'f him all
Sontlicrn Trade IPlaacc,
SOUTH SIDE l'URLIC SQUARE,
: : : : TENN ESSE
COLUMBIA,
Xo. o'i Colb-e Si reef.
X.vsiiYiu.i-:, Tkxx.
CUSTOM
WHEAT AND CORN WANTED.
Highest Market Price
PAID
Chaffin's Mills,
Located 1 Mile West cf Columbia, on Hampshire Pike.
Prepared at till times to do Custom "Work. Machinery all
new. Satisfaction guaranteed. G. T. CJIAFFIX, Pro'r.
MOVE THE
CHAFFlir &
-ARE SELLING-
AT PRICES
DEFY COM PETITION I
Money saved by calling and getting our prices. Coflee,
Sugar ami OKI Li'iuors a specialty. Lake Ice delivered hi
the city. Col leu fresh roast twice it -week.
CHAIT TX &RUSHTON, -
North Sitle Public Square.
BIsACK &
Ci-JKfii?irA?
23,SJ3ST5
mm
'4
LIVEHY, SALE &
Ncs- 5,; 71 and; 9 East Main St., Columbia, Tennessee.
Ji!nck & Moores Old Stand,)
Will k-en nlwavs on hand FinT CT, ASS
GIES. CARltlAiKS A NI IJAUDl :CH1'A wliicli we will Hire at reasonable ratex. Large
anri nni inoiii.iiiH roftniK for sloruiir veliiclcs or
conne ;tlon with tliis stable thcre'arc two larije stind.s for the accommodation of drivers
of lior'c and inuliiM. Uuclo. Tommy f)oiiias still holds the relnn of the "OLD RELIA
BLE OMNI lil'st," and a It in ites with this stable. Alt calls left at either stable will re
wivtf ruiimt at tent ion lrom UiiclH lomiiiy.
Ho.vard dc Carpenter, or oiuio iu'wre, i.ot;ir
ble to give the highest market pi
Mb nubia at all boors duriut ih
rice lor mules.
0 uigut.
PUBLIC SQUARE.
Dress
SILKS AX V COLOR FOll TRIMMINGS!
Smallest Purse !
of the Immense Bargains we
Ottering:
3 cts. per yard
4
S
)
7 J
10
1-Ji
md 15 cts.
0 els. to fcl a pan.
and Children's Custom-made Boots
-Ve wili lift let a customer
imvI.s he va)its.
wal
ihc ;
IPalaco i.
Xo. Jiro.nl way,
Xkw Vokk City.
6R1DIM.
AT-
COLUMN!
BUSHTOU,
wlim, IL Etc.,
THAT
CHiiPPKIjXi.
PEED STABLE,
SADDLE AND HARNESS HOKfSES, BUO-
all kindM. anil for hoarding horspH.
a 'nni, c m oe louna at an umen at iniN sta-
Albert Duron, Clerk, can
be found ai
i
s -x
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1878.
THE FORGED CHECK.
Cleora Duhamel was a belle, an heir
ess, and mo' herless. Her father, j
wealthy merchant engros-seil in busi
ness, imagined that money would do
anything, and so left his only daugh
ter to tutors and governesses, master
and mistresses.
Wlien ('leora entered society, at fhe
age oi eigiueen imm ner lather will
ed she became at once one of the
tmeens of the circle in which she
moved, and ran such a course of co
quetry, extravasranee and pleasure, ;us
only a girl with her beauty, temperas
ment and bringing up was capable of.
ier latners attention was lirst at
tracted by her extravagance. Miss
Cleora's monthly allowance, though
too ridiculously large to be told here,
was not nearly enough for her. Ev
ery month bills were sent in for her
father to settle, and in spite of remon
strance, and even something sterner,
and though the one creature that this
spoiled heiress stood in awe of was her
father, still those bills grew.
une month, Mr. jjuuamel threaten
ed to withdraw his extravagant daugh
ter from society entirely. The next,
lie declared, in the most solemn man
ner, that the next ime sue overran
her allowance, he would himself no
tify the various fashionable trades
people with whom she was most in
tlie habit ot making bills, that they
they must not trust her. Cleora be
lieved lit in this time. No more bills j
were presented her lather tor pav-
ment.
One day Frank Reeve, a young
clerk in the employ of Mr. Duhamel,
astonished that gentleman by asking
his permission to marry his daughter.
Of course he received a very abrupt
and peremptory "No," for his answer;
a nd the merchant, not doubting that
Cleora herself was answerable lor the
presumption of which this young gen
tleman had been guilty, reached home
in a very irate frame ot mmd, and
summoning his daughter, reproved
her sharply.
Cleora laughed at first, pouted af
terwards, and ended by crying.
Less than a week lrom that time
Cleora received another lecture, couch
ed in much briefer language, but elo-
uent beyond anything that young
lady had ever listened to before, judg
ing from the impression it made.
you ought to he proud ot your worn,
Miss," declared Mr. Duhamel angrily.
"Frank Reeves has got himself into
real trouble this time, and there's no
doubt in my mind that he would nev
er have done so a cra.y a thing if his
head hadn't been turned about you."
' Y hat has poor 1 rank done now."
tsked Cleora, increduously, but look
ing a little uneasy.
He has been forging the name of
Duhamel & Co."
Miss Cleora started, and turned red
and white all in a breath.
"Papa, how do you know'."
"He don't deny it; had the effront
ery to present it at the bank himself,
even.''
Silence some moments. Miss Cleo
ra grew pak-r and paler, ami twisted
her black curls with nervou white
lingers.
Papa, what will you do with himv"
he asked presently.
I? I do nothing. I he law lie litis
outraged will give him a period m
prison, probably. Serve him right,
too."
"Do you know where he is now?"
she asked tremblingly; but the mer
chant, absorbed in his own reflections,
did not notice that.
"In Newgate, of course."
"Oh, papal"
Cleora Duhamel rose to her feet,
white and palpitating.
Mr. Duhamel lifted his Keen niacK
eyes to her face, scrutiniingly.
'"It would be eauy to iuiaaiiie that
vyot had som pi rso.nul hu?r ;sl in this
y-iihg scamp," lie yiid, colik.y.
Cleora elapsed ner nanus ami iook
ed at him with trembling lips.
"Well"' exclaimed the merchant
angrily, rising also.
Papa, what mane J'OU Jut JM'rt i
to Newgate ."'
"Really? Why should i not
pray?
thing
Come. come. miss. It is a good
for you, 1 see, that lie is disposed oi.
"I'apa, f rank neeves never iorgcu
anybody's name in his life;" and Cle
ora burst into tears for the second
time that evening.
"He don't deny it himself," repeat
ed Mr. Duhamel with added indigna
tion and amazement at his haughty
daughter's espousal of the young
mini's cause.
As Cleora made her escape from the
room, he began to pace up anu uown,
muttering, "She's self-willed enough
to anything. I'm glad he's where he
is, though I always liked the young
fellow. It's odd too that lie wouldn't
defend himself. Neither denied nor
owned it. Some mystery there, but
it's not my business to sorve it."
Frank Reeves was tried for forgery;
pleaded "not guilty." but refused to
give any account of the forged c-heok
he had certainly presented at the bank
and received the money on. He was
sent to prison for five years.
During the trial, a woman, piamiy
attired and closeiy veiled, was ob
served to be unremitting in her at
tendance upon the proceedings; and
the prisoner, it was noticed, seemed
to watch for 1 he entrance of this per
son, and to be uuoasy until she came,
when his handsome fae would Inwu
slightly, his dark eyes brighten with
pleasure, and ne woma resume ins
. . I . , , !, 1 .1.1.
usual air oi lmngieu prmo auu deter
mination.
When Frank Reeves' bright young
head vanished behind the ignomini
ous prison walls, he carried next his
heart a little scented note, wiluoul un
dress or signature, but written in ait
exceedingly delloato and fi'iniuiup
hand, and having m. one cui ue- a
most dainty silver and blue inono
gram, "C D." It said: "Von are a
hero. I am a cowardly creature, un
worthy of you. Rut the day you are a
tree man, if you do not despise me too
utterly by that time, I will be your
wife. JO very hour of your heroic im
prisonment I shall think of you. I
love you already, and shidl love you
more and more till we meet'
Three years from ' that time, Mr.
Duhamel died suddenly and his
daughter, tll iiljle nnl still beauti
ful, came into the posssei-ssioa of a lure
fortune. In the course of the fourth
year, she obtained by private and per
sonal appeal to the House' Secretary,
Frank Reeves' pardon. . j :
The two met at last in Miss Duha.
mel's own magnificent drawing-room.
The beauty aud heiress liad attired
herself for the occasion with an artis.
tic. elaborateness she had; never be
stowed on any party or reception toi-
li-t. Her loveliness was beyond de
scription; her eyes were flashing with
tea rs. 1
Frank Reeves came calmly into the
room, and stopped a Jew;- paeeh on,
without oirenng to approach nearer.
He was very pale, and his closely cut
loiir altered him very much.'! The
vejirs. the confinement, and the com
naiiiouship of brooding thoughts, had
gra ven upon his face sterner lines than
bad marked that handsome counte
nance in the flush of eager, romantic
youth. '
Some unexpected" expression in that
face seemed to strike Cleora.
"Frank," she exclaimed; and ia lier
haughty voice was a new and piteous
accent, "you nave never lorgjven me,
Frank! 1 have sunereu, too."
He did not say more, but his eye
Hashed, and he uttered the word "suf
fered" after her contemptuously.
"I am a pardoned convict," he said
proudly. "In the terrible prison to
which your cowardice condemned
me, my young aud eager manhood,
all thone generous and self-sacrificing
impulses which matlo mo your tool,
eyeo, toe lieart wiucU loved you, lm&
i i .
1 forgave you at first. Afterwards
grew bitter nioirth by month, day bv
uay. xi was suvuut you needed to
do to save mc all that long horror, my
good name, if you had stood by your
own wrong uoing.
on, rrtuiK, 'i win aione: l am
rich. 'e can go anywhere where
you are not known," t leora exclaim
ed, sweeping towards hini, and ex
tending her white hands entreatingly
He lilted Ins somwe eyes., ouce hj
ner peerless lace. :
"Miss Duhamel," he said, "there
are some things that even nionev can
not buy that even the love of a Iteau-
tiful woman cannot atone for. That
is what 1 came to tell you, and
Uood-bye."
Y ithout so much as touching her
hand, he was gone.
I n another country, b rank Reeves
redeemed himself from the stain of
that injustice once done him, and be
came an honest member of society
inrougn ins own paiient endeavor.
Misa JJuhamel never married.
George Eliot.
ry
Now York Times.
So little accurate' information lias
lieen given of (Jeorge Eliot and the or
der in which her works have been
published, that the facts of her life
md labor are not wnuout interest. It
seems that sliejjiuaa Pa Warwick
shire a littl?' niir thap lifty-eight
years ago. lVfore i-.'nd published
a novel or gained ajiv h'f.varv reputa
tion she was wcllijtuown in liondon,
whither she went iu her seventeenth
or eighteenth year, as a writer for the
periodical press. She contributed
largely to the WrflmiHsfcr, and was at
one time its editor i: remarkable cir
utf instance, considering that she was
t ;ii only twenty-throe una tl Tf'f
t ieio the ablest iu ( .ivaVjJritain. Her
first sustained ellbrt was the transla
tion of Strauss' "Life of Jesus," (lK l'i)
speedily followed by her second, an
English version of Venerback's "Es
sence of Christian ityv Eleven years
later a series of sketches appeared in
Blackwood under the title of "Scenes
of Clerical Life," supposed to have
been based on her own experience in
the home of a Chinch of England
clergyman, who had substantially
adopted her. They at once attracted
attention by their freshness and vigor
of treatment, and brought her pen
name, men used lor tne lirst time, in
to a prominence waicn has since
steadily increased. The year follow
ing she published "Adam Rede"
she was thirty -eight at this time
and took rank as one of the first of
living novelists. "Adam Rede" in
troduced her to the hterarv world at
lasge, to the readers of this country as
well as to ttiose of Europe. Although
her signature was generally thought
be lief it ions, very few outside of her
immediate circle a very narrow one
had any notion of her persona'ity.
" Who is Ooorge Elioti'.' was widely
discussed in London, most persons
feeling confident that her sex was
masculine. "Adam Rede," it was
positively asserted by numlicrless
wiseacreHj cmild'ixtt have been written
by a woman; eveiy line of it was a
demonstration of manhood. It ia not
often that a famous novelist has writ
ten his or her first novel" so' late in life.
Rut she had evidently been storing
ing her mind for the t-fk, and had
stored it richly. Tier second novel,
"Tlie Mill on rhe Floss," was pub
lished in is.v.1, and amply sustained
her fame. "Silas Marner," regarded
by many as tlie lest of her books,
came two years after, and iu another
year, "Romola," which, though the
most artistic of her stories,, has never
bad the wide acceptance of the others.
1S7:.', and "Daniiyl Reronda" in IS7(;
She has issued several volumes of po
etry, but they'have noj enhanced her
fame, being" wholly inferior-to her
coiipiisi.ti-ii.j fi prose; L'u tfj the.
present, "ij.'iddleirtareb!" is rariketl by
the nitios of her readers and the yna
jorily ofcrifics as her masterpiece.
CAFTUIIIXG A QHAMFUS.
One of the Host Ferocious and Formidaole
Animals of the Ocean.
Toronto Globe,
On Thursday iasst an unprecedented
arrival in our harbor (St, John's, X.
F.) took place. Two grampuses of
large size were observed spouting with
great vigor and dashing about in a be
wildered, frantftr manner In the wa
ters of the harbor. They had, proba
bly been tempted to pass the narrow
entrance of the harbor while in pur
suit of caplin, which are now around
the coast in enormous shoals. After a
time one of them escaped, and made
its way to iea; but the other, being
pursued by a boat's crew from Her
Majesty's steamship Sirius, with a
view to capture it, headed for the wes
tern side of the harbor, and at length
got entangled in some piles and be
came completely pmrerless, its tail
having become fast between two
stakes. 1 topes were passed around it,
iind it was dragged ashore, where it
soon died. It proved to be a full-sizod
grampus, twenty-flve feet four inches
in leuyiii, ana lpieen iuui in jj,iiih ui
its thickest part. Its month, when
opened, disclosed an array of powerful
teem, iariyionr in lumpier, iaiye,
conical and somewhat hooked, those
farthest bavk being flattened at the
summit. The tail is seven feet iu
widtlt-, and forms a very powerful pro
peller. The head is short and rounabO
t""".oiyei.j!.i.v boiiiewhat bniit njiwa'c??
li ijius three fius tM-Q pectorals, Jarge
and oval, and a dorsal nearly on the
middle of its body. The color of the
skin on the back is a deep black, tbi
sides aud abdomen being white, Over
the eye is a large white patch.
Tbiis it will be seen that the gram
pus is a formidable '-animal. Jt is sel
dom seen around Clyi f.bores, its fa
vorite resf.fJi!ing jfcT- nlaud and Da
vis Straits. It is afmetimes feen iu
small herds-hUeJfjitisk seas, but it
is rarely captured, n is on record that
one was captured in the Thames, in
l.V.i, wliiuh was twoniy--fQm leej, m
length; two more in if fii, and another
i-i7y.Vwhfck. measured thirty-pne
fet? in length. One was taken iu
Lynn harbor m INiiO, and was
patched with lauuh tUniuuUy by H
crowd of boatmen. One of those' ta
ken iujhe Thames in 1772, was pierced
with three harpoons, and pulled the
ntlaobed boat twice from Rlackwell to
(jreeu wick at the rate of eight Utflco
an hour, against the tide. Ho long as
it was alive no boat could venture to
approach it, and the dying efforts of
this formidable creature were really
terrible,. It wiw finally killed, oppo
site Greenwich Hospital. Had it not
been that the tail was caught in the
wav 1 have described, between two
near a wharf, this specimen would
have escaped, as there was no appli
ances readv for its capture.
The trramous is a vorapioua and war
like creature, devouring immense
ouanties of cod. herring, halibut and
skate, i. It attacks the porpoises and
dolphins, and makes fierce war on
seals. It is said that a small herd of
them frequently attack a trne whale,
tearina- larue mouibfuis of flesh with
their powerful teeth, like so many
mnstlrts around a wild bull, and cov
eringit with blood and wounds till
the great giant of the deep succumbs
to its more ague joes.
Too muck Is said to ohildren; too
muck notice taken of tkem and their
affairs. In this way restlessness, fret
fulness and self-importance are prcr
woted,
been one by one crusueu out of me.
F.y this time site was everywhere
known m fie Alarj-iii JT'ti'toHi ali,ejt
no -i li ov. itVi;.hl Ji,'i.T . Jiyeia
beeliiriaile. ii-W .$. jllb-
lisbed io 1 t7.S"MidiHemarcb." in
AN
D
SENAT03 BSCS.
What Ee Thinks cf the Political Situation.
The Democracy will Eetala Their Hold on
Congress Grant Sure to he the Ee
publican Nominee The National
Leaders Flaying into Grant's
Hands.
Cincinnati Enquirer,
Senator James R. Reck, of Ken
tucky, having some legal business to
transact in Covington, came to this
city yesterday ami became tlie guest
oi tne urand Hotel. In the evening a
representativf- of the Enuuirrr met
him and had a little chat with him on
the political situation. The Senator is
of the opinion that the Republicahs
win bend their every eltort to capture
the next House of Representatives, if
possible, and with that object in view
they will make the wickedest kinds of
fights in all the close and doubtful
Congressional districts in the country
Nevertheless he is confident that rh
present Democratic supremacy in the
House may be maintained in the next
one. "We may lose three memliers
in the J'acihc States." said he. "but we
will gain three in Missouri, and that
will equalize matters there. In Ohio
and Indiana we will make large gains.
and we will hold our own in Illinois.
and, perhaps, make gains in New
York and Pennsylvania. We mav
lose one member in Mississippi, but
we will g-uii two iu South Carolina
one m .Florida, and several ot tiers in
the South, so that any gain the Re
publicans may make in New Hamp
shire, Massachusetts and Connecticut
will be overcome by them." Alto
gether the Congressional prospect for
the lower House was hrst-class, while
alter the 4th ot March the Senate will
be Democratic bv ten maioritv. and
perhaps by eleven, "for I am in favor
i unseating ivellogg," said Mr. Beck,
uid giving the seat to the rightful
owner, Spoltonl. Ivellogg holds the
seat by virtue of election by a legisla
ture that never was a legal body, and
his commission is signed .bv st man
who was never Governor of Ijouisiana,
and who is now Consul at Liverpool."
Mr. Reck does not seem to be overly
enamored of the Potter Investigating
Committee, as he regards it as being
part of.the scheme to make a martyr
of Sam Tilden, and to keep him prom
inently before the Democratic party
as its next candidate for tlie Presiden
cy perforce. Mr. JJeck is not a Tilden
man by a jugful, and he says if the
conventions of the two great parties
were to meet to-morrow the Demo
crats would nominate Thurniau and
the Republicans Grant. Speaking of
Grant, the Senator said: "If any man
takes him for a fool he is mistaken.
He knows what he is about. His tarry
in Europe, where his expenses are, 1
have no doubt, paid by the bondholder
and capitalists of the country, and,
where hois being lioui.edand feted by
the royalty and nobility, keeps him
out of political combinations at home
and still fresh in the minds of the peo
ple as a great man. Next year," said
lie ''when he returns home by way of
San' Francisco, he will have such a
reception through the country from
California to Philadelphia as never
man ever got before him. Why,
( Jeorge Pullman is building now, I'm
told, tweve of the finest coaches ever
placed on wheels especially to convey
Jiim and his friends on this trip. A
tremendous fictitious enthusiasm will
be worked up for him at every station,
and then the cry will be raised that he
must accept tlie nomination in defer
ence to the will of the people thus
expressed, and nominated he will be.
It will be the duty of the honest press
of the land to discount the effect of the
reception by exposing the means bv
M'hieJi jt wjjl i)o (:ipi.(l and thus open
ihe eyos ot the beonle t Its fruiiduie-.it
i baincter.Y Mr. Ileck .flunks that te
leaders of tbeXatiouAl party Sam
Cary, Rlanton Duncan, Ren Rutler,
etc. are playing into the hands of the
Grant movement, and that they will
lie rewarded therefor in due time.
The Republicans yfll h.ave(l4fMU make
npeudiary Sjpeut.hea uah-st the rights
of property, and then they will use
these utterances as evidence that the
country requires the services of a
strong man at its head to protect the
interests of all capitalists and land
owners, of whatever degree. Thus
they hope to bind together all the mon
etary aud landed interests of the coun
try in favor of Grant, and by thus tb
ing they hope to sweep hiu'into pow
er by a resistless majority.
WAJ. LEVANT'S USMQSIES,
Se&th of a UantthojActually Knew Wash
ington. St. Louis Republican July 19
Tlie veteran Maj. Thomas W. Le,
vant, well known in this vipjnity for
the past forty years, died at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning from the effects of
overheating. He was stricken down
by the heat on luesday, but recovered.
and Wednesday morning went again
to bis duties as agent at the blmwood
street station, Carondelet. About
1 1 o'clock of that day he was again
attacked, and from that time to the
hour of his death, he remained uncon
scious. His funeral will be held this
morning at 7 o'clock at St. Mary' and
S . Joseph's Church, and the Mexican
veterans, of which he is the oldest
member, are requested to meet at the
Plumb street depot at u:Jii v. jr.,
whore they, will be conveyed to the fu
neral. Maj. Levant was a remarka
ble man iu many respects; has held
important civil aud military positions,
and all his duties were performed with
the strictest fidelity, u n rea-hed
the! ad vanced aye qi years, and
still vigorous in mind and body, had
announced himself as a candidate for
Justice of the Peace at the. fai elec
tion, , ,
Maj. levani was probably oneot the
oldest soldiers in tlie United States,
having passed the prime of ids (Jaya
in the service of hi liountry. Ho was
liorn on the 'JVh of De ijniber, 17.S7,
jn Fairfax caunty, Va., 7 miles from
Alexandria the same year m which
the constitution of the United States
was adopted, and it was his fortune,
when a boy. to froousntly eci vlth
and taik VfitU Wa.';hing(.0.n. And 1-e
alsq attended hjs funeral. His
father wa-ia native of France,
and coming to this country wjth, the
Marquis Litt'a.yett-i diu'ina" battle
fqt(4l,t l-y i,4IXvette, and was with
him and Washington at the surren
der of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Af
ter the revolution the major's father
settled near Mount Vernon, and died
at ('karlestown, s. C., in wdien
his sm was. bit four years old. In
824, when Lafayette visited Anierjca
as the nation guest, the major, who
then belonged tq the regi'lar army,
had tlie proHd ti-faotioii of firing a
salute at Fort McHenry, near ' Ralti
more, iu honor of his father's old
friend and comrade.
The major's recollections of Gen.
Washington, which he sprueiime
since imported to a JtcnutJccfM repre
sentative, were of a nature that would
strike the attention of a boy .-"-The ve
ry small boys in the neighborhood
would run when they saw Washing
ton coming. They looked upon him
as a warrior who h;ad liUed, people and
the mentjoq of his name cpuveyed "an
association of t'cirror iii th,eir imagin
ations, the same as is experienced by
some country bcya when a noted sur
geon or a high sheriff is heard coming
along the highway.
The Levants lived on an adjoin
ing farm to the Mount Vernon estate,
apd it was but a few minutes' walk to
C'ol. Lewis' old mill-dam on the estate.
the mill having been "burned down
during the revolutionary war; the liovs
would go fishing in the pond and.
leaA'ing. their poles sat, Jkey -would
MAIL.
crawl over the fence into Washing
ton's fields and pick cherries without
permission from the owner. In these
boyish raids Washington would not
(infrequently be seen coming up the
lane mounted on horseback, wearing
a cocked hat, accompanied by a black
servant also on horsebaoK, and men
there was a seampor of the truants to
a place of concealment until the pro
prietors rode out of sight. The Gener
al also took this path when he went
to Alexandria or to the grounds being
laid out for the future capital ot the
nation. The major says the boys were
as "airaid as death" of the General
he "had killed so many people." He
was stern, austere in his manner
though at times mild and gentle. The
Major, in his boyish clays, used to go
and shoot robins in the avenues
shaded by cedars, and he had to keep
up a keen watch for the General and
when he saw him coming lie ran like
a quarterhorse.
uur nearest neighbor," tlie maior
said, "was Col. Ha r wood roote. They
lived close to us and were relatives of
Washington, who frequently visited
there. 1 saw him there several times.
Mrs. Foote was an elegant woman,
a motherly creature, and formed for
hospitality. 1 was at Washington's
funeral on the 1 1th of December, 179!i.
l'-iverybody m the neigh liorbood was
there, white ami black, and the Light
Horsemen and other military compa-
nie turned out." "
A
General Garfield's "Idees."
New York Herald.
If we may believe what General
Garfield said in a recent interview the
republican leaders still hope and ex
prct to make the 'next Presidential
campaign on the "solid South." He
thinks, or says lie thinks, that if ever
the democratic party gains possession
of the government it will be controlled
by "the South;" whereupon "the
South" will drain the Treasury, and
uavmg oone that win "assert m some
way the rightfulness of the principle
of secession for which thev fought."
It remains only to be added that Gen
eral ( iarrteld regards the continuation
in power of the republican party as
necessary to protect the Treasury from
spoliation and the country from re
bellion.
General Garfield has sometimes
been thought to lnissess statesman
ship; but surely it is not the part of a
statesman to turn his back on the real
wants of his country and look only to
the dreary past. Tlie republican (tar
ty, of which he is one of the leaders.
ought to have a future before it; but
General G irtield talks as though it hail
only a past liefore it, and iiv fact the
kind ot statesmanship he has devel
oped in this interview is that which
slowly marches a great party into the
minority. Ten vein's ago the republi
cans 'ippealed for support precisely on
the grounds Mr. Garfield now puts
forward; they have stood there with
the noble firmness of it mule ever
since; whenever the country asked
them almut a policy they only an
swered "the solid Soiilh." And m
those ten years they have on this plat
form lost t bo House, lost the Senate,
and secured the Presidency only by
the use of the army and perjury of
creatuivs like Anderson. Rut, never
mind, cries General Garfield; try it
again. He reminds us of the crazy
fellow who bet he could jump across
the Ohio River. He jumped once,
twice, three times, and went souse into
the mud every time. Rut "only
wait," he cried, "give me another
chance and I'll do it."
General Garfield thinks, or says he
thinks, "tlie South will fertili.e their
impoverished couutry with sdre-ams of
appropriations from tlie national
Treasury." It is a fact that Southern
republicans are more eager and united
for subsidies and internal improve
ments tlj.oi Sotij-herii Democrats.
They wotJd have succeeded m their
demands at the last session if it had
not been. for the opposition of Ncu'tU
ern democrats, 'i'lid republic-aiis in
creased te ajipvopriatians, and nota
bly those in the River and Harbor hill.
Is it statesmanship so soon after the
adjournment to forget all this?
What We Should Do.
The mercury has mounted
niueties in the thermoneter.
to the
It is hot
as well tire! lake things .easy.
Such, 'weather does not come often nor
stay long. Everybody can afford to
do things moderately while it lasts,
Re merciful to yourself, be merciful to
employes, be merciful to dumb ani
mals, be merciful to the household
help, be mcrciftl to peevish children,
and dou't forget that their poor moth
ers require every consideration. When
the sky is less brassy, when tho son
becomes less fierce., when the air
grows less like a hot moist blankets
wrapped around your hot par-boiled
skin, and holding instead of carryins
off the perspiration, thPtt will be time
enough to urtio yourself on the usual
daily tanki. Such a visitation of heat
is exceptional and temporary, and calls
for conduct and caretaking adapted to
the circumstances.
Father Ryan was prw&iil on the oc
casion of Jett'eT-om Jiavis' meeting of
thu Ai-my of' the Tennessee, at Mis
sissippi City, and made some remarks.
The New Orleans Times says: "Thv
speaker paid an eloquent tribute to
Mr. Davis,' worth, althoughexpressing
regret ihat the unkindness of some
has at times caused even the great to
need the helping voice of the servant
of Christ, lie defended him frum his
detractors, stating the. highest point of
his career yi. Uiat marked by bis
gi-eat humility and patience to miss
fortune. 'The first Washington y;;Vh
right, and Mr. Davis, t'oo second
Washington, way ityhf' This e
prcswjqi aq'i ai'iof her one 'Mr. Davis,
you were never investigated" elicited
round after round of applause,"
.
The V-'V'et family, of England, into
vhit'h Miss MinnieSfevens, the beau
tiful daughter of the oii-e widely
known hotel keeper of New York,
Paran Stevens, is going to marry , dal'
troni William l'agei, was em
ployed in the r t service of Henry
Y4i(-i "-W xva-s made one f the exec
utors of that monarch's will.-' Tl',o
young man, Arthur Henry l'Uroy
Paget, to. 'whom. Aisssj hJteens. is en
gaged, is t i-.ut.y-ievt'n years of a;,
and sV(.mtain in a crick regiment,
Scots Fusilier Guards. There are too
many cousins between him and the
only peer in the family, the Marquis
of Anglesey, to make it probal ,lo that
Capt. Paget will ever fia,ln V titlo of
nohjiily, :
An English critic . in the SXttwdaij
Review, in the Park seeing the Prin
cess of Wales, says: "As you reflect a
sleepy feeling seems to come over
you. The endless roll of carriages, all
going at the same place, all going the
same wav', is as soporitlo a the ma
nipulations of a nAesaneriser. Sudden-,
ly a thrill tieems to go through every
body. Every carriage draws to the
side. A policeman in very yhite
gloves trots past. Then comes a little
phteton drawn by two gray horso,
A lady 'divinely tall a,nd most divine
ly fair,' bov,uand smfles. You, see a
charming vision of children's faces;
the carriages close in behind, and It is
not till tle round has begun again that
you are fu'ly aware that you have in
deed seen the Princess. She is so truly
well dressed that you have -not even
been able to discover the color of her
bonnet striugs,"
A soldier wrote to a Chicago pen
sion lawyer to learn whether a man
who had been kicked by a mule in the
service could woure a pension. The
lawyer replied that if the mule was
feeling well and had a fair chance, he
uiqui tains juq cuiuu,.
VOL. XXIV. NO. 2.
NE3E0ES IN TEE CONFEDERACY.
Their Employment In the Army-The
Subject Suggested by Jeff. Davis
IKdward Bnlincer'ln Phllldelphia w eekly
Times.1
Nevertheless, the die was cast. The
army could not lie recruited anymore,
owing to the apathy and discontent of
the people, and General Lee, it is now
known, said the cause was lost unless
he was efficiently reinforced before
the winter ended. The Confederate
Congress met on Monday, Novemlier
at noon, and as soon as it was or
ganized the message of President
Davis was received. In this paper,
tdmirably written, with characteris
tic courage and directness he met and
stated the question of the hour. Re
ferring to the act ot reouary i, oi the
previous Congres, which, he said, w.'is
less effective than it was expected to
be, he remarked: "Rut my present
purpose is to invite your considera
tion in the propriety of a radical mod
ification in the theory of this law.
flie slave, he said, was to be viewed
not only as property but as a person
under the law. His service to the
State increased in value in proportion
is he became a veteran. For this he
hould be rewarded as well as his
master. He would not advise any
thing further just now than the equit-
table determination ot these relations.
He was opposed . at the present to the
gftteral bwjy and arming the slaves as
soldiers. "Rut should the alternative
ever be presented of subjugation, or of
the employment of the slave as a sol
dier, there seems no reason to doubt
what then should be our decision." Jin
the meantime he would recommend
the training of 40, (VK) negroes, of du
ties under the act of Febuary 1 This
message, in which the duty of the
State to the slaves as persons was fair
lyland fully and ably stated, opened the
whole question at once, and henceforth
the History ot the negro enlistments in
recorded in the proceedings of the Con
federate Congress anil the State Legis
latures. The soldiers in the different
camps, as soon as the question was
agitated among them, gave it their
hearty approval, and adopted resolu
tions to that effect. The poor fellows
were so hard bested that they wel
comed any measure w hich promised
them a modicum of relief.
Hon. James A. Seddeu, Secretary of
War, in bis report, supplemented Mr.
Davis' message with some still strong
er rccoinnieiiilations of his own. The
slaves, he said, had even a stronger
interest in the victory of the Confed
erates than the white people. The bit
ter risked their political independence,
but the former their very existence as
a nice. If the cruel enemies of the
South should triumph, they would ex
tinguish the negroes in a few years, as
they had already extinguished the In
dians. He recommended that the
Slates which had a I -solute ami exclu
sive control of tins matter, should leg
islate ai ouce won a view to the con-
tingincyof negro enlistments. On
the next day, in (be Confederate
Congress, Senator (,'. A. Henry, of
1 cn nessce, a nil I'epresciitative lck
hatn, of Virginia, introduced bills to
extend and pcrlcct Ibe operations of
the act ol i cbuary 17, 1S01.
A Bonanza in the Missouri.
In the Missouri below (his point is a
lxiuanzaaniounting to .si 1u,0ihi in -,d.
In l.s.j 1, opposite r.ismarcU, there was
massacred a I mat load of miners re
turning from Monta.ia. They had in
the ImiUoio of their flat or mackhmw,
$1 10,UtiO, There were eighteen miners,
one woman and two girls. They
stopped a short time at Fort Reithold,
i ltd were there warned by t. 1. Gi
rard against goitfg on at that time.
Girard was the -.trailer at Rcrttiold-
Girard was the -.trailer at
! The lud-'ans tb,v- J tver
unid the irospo;.(,r trouble
(niiner-i,- huweverV declined I
r were ibad.
jood. -i-The
the ad ioe.
and thought they would piwli out for
the next lauding- They had with
them a littlt) (uaiion and plenty of
arms, An Indian afterwards related
to Girard tbestory of their fate. When
they were nearly opposite the present
site of Rismarck they ran into yn In
dian trap. On the east luuik of the
river the Indians ;ip;u.iiH3 1 aud fired a
volley into the boat. The miners
Uc.ett over to the west side to escape
the range. Up rose from behind tht
sand-bank near the water's ixlge an
other and more numr.rtiUs band. The
first volley kilied the whole crew ex
cept olio man wounded and the wo;
man and girls. The cannon was fired
once and over went the boat, drown
ing the survivors. The Indians pulled
the boat ashore, fou,d little or noth
ing, ami t'.ien pushed her into the
sti-bam to float on to her wreck. Gi
rard says he never sees anything in
the Missouri that looks like a lost boat,
without UunUiug of the Montana
niai'Umaw and her gold. He lias al
ways been on the lookout for the
wreck, as he believes the gold was so
securely boxed up that it is still In
tact, and if found the treasure could
be rescued. It is sumew-bere between
Rismarck n0 the I iulf, imbedded in
th.o aiid and mud. Some dredging
boat or lucky fisherman may drop tu
it. Girard still looks for it, and he's a
sensible man. The probability is that
the hidden bo,XVVia Is not far from
Disittai-ck. A. JXiul Pioneer.
About Vary Anderson.-.
BobCreightoD." uheit la the Danbury
.Newti, -
It i true that she has been advised
by her physician not to appear as Lad;
MrivMih, although in conception and
force J regard it as her greatest rote.
The tall; iiUatt her appearing in new
-?i;.-i is not probable, as she never es
says a character w ithout at least a
season's full study. She is now stinly-
ntg iKifrii, out it is doubt Jul whether
ho will appear in it next season. Her
visit to Europe, particularly to Paris,
is mostly on a "shopping-' tour, as
when leading she said, "Crc-ighton, I
wish you would tiivs mo the names of
a few Pavi:-"oi merchants where; J can
khi without iK-itig cheated." Miss
Anderson is a girl of singular frank
ness and cordiality of manner, and
never fails to wiu'lhe good-will and
Ua',y V'-''C.l of those who come iu
c-nnnvbt wiUw'hcr in her profession.
Si.e is the recipient of numerous gush
ing letters, and her archness of man
ner in turning (hem over to her moth
er for answer, is "too sweet for any
thing." She wiilesa hand as dillleult
to read a- way Horace Greeley's, but
im tnU ol dashes aud angles. She has
none of Ibe manners and accents com
monly attributed to -Southern girls, al
though she was brought up in Louis
ville. 1 ler brother is a Catholic priest,
and she is devoted in her observance
of all the Church fasts and feasts. Her
mother is a lady of great eulture, by
birth a PhiJadelphiaii. Many a good
laugh have I enjoyed with her over
the gushing of some of the enthusias
tro admirers of the fair Mary, and on
one or two occasions had a hand iu
framing the replies. Tki.i should be a
warning, as an aotiess of Miss Ander
son's beauty cannot attend to all her
eoyrtopondeuce. On one occasion, at
her dictation, I wrote a reply iu short
hand to a gusher, who never troubled
her moro.
There is reason to believe that Sena
tor Conk ling will be a witness liefore
the Potter committee, and that he will
bo called at the request of Gen. Rut
ler. Some days ago Chairman Potter
said there was to be a witness for whom
Gen. Rutler had made great prepara
tions, and later information confirms
the belief that the witness is Senator
Conkling. It is expected that the re
cent removals in the custom-house of
New York will tend to make; his tes
timony interesting. It is even assert
ed that Conkling seen the sker
inan. letter.
FACTS AITS FANCIES.
A vomif- lonn culla liisj feu-eel lwnrt
"Revenge," because she's swecf.
Yes. dear Lucille in believe it wiw
LoilC-fellow Who U'lofl "the I I.'llicilirr
of tlie Crayon."
All elirht-dollill li:il nl'r.r (illl'lll
cents worth of brains is a very com
mon sight now-a-days.
The lightning rod
swindlers will
Spare the rol
soon begin to operate.
hut kill the
agent.
The woman who makc-tb a good
pudding in silence is better than she
who inaketh a tart reply.
Xow tlie clerk at two dollnrx per week,
Is bcginDlDs; to yenru vacation wim-;
And iu loud dreams, so to km-hU,
Is languishing couutry relaliouwb.
Mathematics.
Professor ".Mr.
Freshman at board.
E., what have you
got?" E
stuck I"
(innocently; "lve got
"I loaf tbep," said the baker to
dough. "Voti can't belli it. for
the
you
knead me," replied the dough in a
noury tone.
Why ought poultry-keeping to ben
most profitable business? Recause for
every grain you give a fowl it gives a
peck.
You can't go back on the name of
Hannah, no matter what spell comes
over the spirit of your orthographical
dreams.
Attentiou, RenPutler! Now'syour
chance. A French doctor claims to
have discovered a process for making
homely men pretty.
lJinioii rrutn: "Ijiicky people arc
always people endowed with high
spirits, and high spirits are one of Ihc
great forces of life."
A man often feels light-hearted on
hearing of the demise of a wealthy
relative, but this can't be said of him
when he misses a ferry boat.
Elinore writes to ask "If any man
evei rode upon a star?" -' ' t ,! v.
my dear, don't you remember iii;!
Raliiiim had an asteroid ? J lay ?
A newspaper man who breaks tlio
Sabbath, excuses himself thus: "If
fish are wicked enough to bite on Sun
day, they ought to stiller for it."
A house on Fir"t street,
Louisville,
Wherein occurred some ol
the scenes
depicted by Mrs. Stowe
in "Undo
loin's Cabin," has just
down.
been torn
A German farmer disputed .his
bill. lie said: I pays the State
the county tax, and the school
but by tain, I pays no total tax.
tax
tax,
tax;
Us
got no total, and I never had any.
An exchange in a moment of rapt
ure, wants to know "tin iliflc-rem ;
lietween a claret punch and a pretty
girl's lips." The diflcrcnce is, the Ja!.
ter don't go good through a straw.
It is the confession of a widower,
who has been thrice married, that tin
first wife cures a man's romance, the
second teaches him humility, ;,nd tbi
third makes him a philosopher.
"Julius, is dat Halafaclus reward
settled yet?" "Iihmiio, Copcritiii its,
but I reckon not, for I'bserve d- Jioii-o
of representation is inak'ui' miisii-
Mini mc propriailon tor de. '-ii
sea-bill."
Inn -
The
"Ri-aiififul p.lue I i.inul,,.''
waltz.
cs through I ..son mi s of . ,m!
whel'
on. -half
tbe
people never
cbangi
their sbirt-
and the other
half
never bathe,
dect! tedcet !
Ta damply, thiiin, p;
During a time of great jiolil ii-.-d ex
citement Dr. Clicevc:- called on an old
deacon for prayer. The deacon said :
"Well, pastor, I will, if you iusj-i on
it; nut, reany, no too mad to
now."
pray
In 1 1 i i- State, laws are made bv
hundreds every year, and it is a
(bat if those we have now on Ibe
Ibe
fact
lal-
ute ijooks were en Ii need to tin
leller,
Would
niiie-lenths ol the ponuli: tion
be
in jail.
The intellectuality of Ro.-ton
pervading. It is said that at
is all
everv
iK-nch show ol ilovs the das-teal curl
of the Roston dog's tail enables yon t
distinguish him from the rest when all
other signs fail.
The man who canies
contribution box iu chui't
hi-Mipremcly happy; be v
much every' one puts in,
can tell how much ho take
pocket to put in.
a i'
itilid Hu
ll Mihi l
.'.II .-ee ov-
and mi out;
s out of his
Particular to a shade
Office Page :
j icasc, istr, was me money you givo
me for yer lunch a two-slii!li',ig pjecu
i ii i ....
or'arf a croHii ?" Clerk: "Half a
crown. Why?" Office Pa-re "t',N
I gone and lost it."
A man may face death with coniiio-
siue, and -adversity with smil. s. but
the chances are that he will lion atiil
swear when he discovers that a twen
ty-cent silver piece has been palmed
olTon him for a quarter.
Tell us not In mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dn-ani;
Let a man but eat cucumbers.
And a Biyhtinare it will seem.
Wife (sarcastically, to husband coin
ing home at five in the inoniin-)
"Home already, my dear? Why voti
are early." Husband 41 Ves, my love-
mil i uiuu n-iire iioouc StavilJ1
later; it was getting dull." c
any
Prisoners in the Connecticut State
prison get a reduction iu time of two
months from each year of their terms,
by good behavior. This to a man ser
ving his life sentence must amount to
considerable at the end of his time.
A gentleman of Louisville has a dog
a pointer. The dog ran up the steps
of a house and refused to conn; down.
His master followed and found "A.
Partridge" on the door-plate. This il
lustrates the force of instinct.
A little four year old boy sat aloiio.
in the parlor when a new' doctor came
to see his sick mother. The iloelm
naturally wished (o make hisacqiiaiu
tanc-e, and said, "How old are you
my son ? ' "I'm not old; 1
said the boy.
in new, '
A curious case of hydrophobia is re
ported from Norfolk, Va., where a,
young man has died, in all ils terrible
agonies, from the bite of a pet owl. A
Manchester ( Kngland) Iniy of live
died of hydrophobia last month, aus
cd by the bite of a catr4vo mouths be
fore.
Mr. Slephens hits been addressing a
Sunday school in Augusta, ( fa. I Ic -aid:
"ISovs, if you have aspirations for
public position, seek it only to do good
toothers. I la ve no ot her object than
to confer blessings upon your ncigb
Imrs; and, iu conclusion, never yeiv
to U; great further than you arc-
good."
The Duke of Portland is tall, .-lender
and pale, and he likes cattle, lb)
fattens his dear on Spanish chestnuts,
but he never Itres a shot. He
ll',iM acres and yearly raises
trout. He lives almost alone,
nmg friends more than he
workingmen. He is regarded
eccentric and misanthrope.
farms
4:i;non
as an
There is a sort of frantic dc.-pcraf ion
in the tone in which Gen. Grant'n
nomination is urged. The drill of
the arlicles is a plain confession that
u-wjii him bangs the only chance of
the Republican party; and that the
chalice arises, not from th" greater
wisdom of the Itepublieun p.diey, but
from the dire extremity of the coun
try. A more ridiculous strain cannot
be imagined. Jfrtrp r' U'c r Uj,
Alma Tadema, the distinguished
Dutch artist, thus expresses himself
iu regard to female form: "I do not
agree with you that nature is harmo
nious and truthful. Nature seems to
me rather to follow the principle of
surprises and compensations. 1 land-somely-shapcd
models, nearly alwavs
have ugly or if not ugly, ' iguobie,
commonplace, vulgar faces, such as
could not be introduced into any com
position of an elevated kind; aiid pret
ty girls are often ill-shaped, and still
oftcner deformed by compressing their
form to suit the exigencies of modem
dress."

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