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J. A. PENEOSE,"
M.ALKA 111
IOTIO.tS, IIOOT8, siioi:s,
Qt'EEN'RWARK AND GItOCEIUES,
C KXTETl KTIinU T,
One Vir well' nf Alerniider'l Prt'g fcfore,
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POETRY.
[From the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
THE ZEPHYR.
BY ALICE M'CLUER GRIFFIN.
. . A lnviof ti-jihyr cnio lo u '
On golden autunm dvi ' ;
It Kucdtd m with itiuntyv I
And cbiicJ my curcn t.
tt jTnioii nicgcnlly on iy brow.
And kiatvd luo jl tl nr ' '
tt told n to be bnr'py now,
Tim fulur n'r 10 u r, '. .
II won mo with H Ih-hhit,
Till 1117 ()irit with it llcli
Wf loft this laud of dilty,
And to rfnlnii of faiior fi d.
II bade mo bath in lot he,
Thn oroiird me o'er thf tfn;
I ta Iho earth beneath mo . . .
Then vanish like a drtum.
Cn, on tlif icj.Lyr boro m ,
Till uiy 'int arciitd lo r.f,
And loou we rrarbid tlii j-.riolt
Of ih 'city,' rridic.
(ih! there I brard the Mig' ii,
. With thnir ailvor huri ull trunff,
Cinxii-q antlicni ao cuchnntlng,
Till the rry lionvn rniifr.
I b(tK"d tho grntln f' jibyra
To let my jnril titBy
With thu're bright angelic tninga " .
ryond the orb of diy.
Put it lore me bock to earth again,
1 braatlud once more, I ihed, a ,
V,bi u I fuuml that I wen dreaming
With my eophyr by my aido.
' l. ssr 1 i.i a. ' '
Frightening a Lover.
BY CAROLINE E. PRESTON.
"oti hnvo h on rd tne' bpc
.k: of fit
j'litn Jenkins, Matilda." -
"Vca, unclo."
"Will another cup of (on, if yui
ilonHtv bo in coming liore to-morrow,
vu u tvook's visit."
"You don't menn.vior.le?" fxclnfm
d Matilda. k
"And why don't I. Minn Matilda?
There in .nothing to summon. uch. n
look of conntM-!ja(ion to your face."
"Bocause if Jit shouldn't nuppen to
ho ftgrcoitblo . ... ; ; ..
"Of courso ho is ngrelilo. At nil
events, it is desirable for you to find
him ho, fiinee ho is your rrop'i'livo
luishiind."
"My profpcctlve hiifilHnd! What
run voti inenn, unt.lo?" inquired Mu
t ild:.. . ...
"I thought you understood it. Your
ftiite join, and it is eminently propor,
thorefyrc, thut'yott should inito them
by marriage." '
"A very good renKon, oertuinly.
It inuki'S littlo diflerenee, I euppobe,
whether our .ditpositioub are coinputi
lie or not."
"O! they will easily adjust them
selves, after marriage, and the two will
mako such a hnndsomo estato." ' :
' Suppose, I shouldn't fancy him well
nough to acctpt his propohalB?" ubked
Matilda, demurely.
."If you should dream of suchathing
s refusal, I should disinherit you. You
srfr aware, I Bttppotio, that, all 'your
property comet from me, and that
can, at any timo, rocall it."
. V "That would be a pitty, for I should
havo to take in washing, or something
of that kiud to support myself, and
havo 6uch an appetite!"
Mr. Parker smiled in spite of him
wlf, and evidently looked upon his niece
a one who would readily yield to his
expressed will.
"One question more, uncle. Suppose
he Rhould not fancy your humble niece,
and conclude to pay his addrcBHes cIho
whero?',' 'I would nover epcak to tho puppy
again." ' ' !
, ."And you wouldn'.disinhorit.me
Ain?"; ; c r. i I
"Of courso not, yoa 'gipsy. It would
not be your fault." . ; :
"It would be mortifying to have him
reject me. . Is theie anything ho par
ticularly dislikes in a woman, do you
know ?Y . .
"I once hoard him say he conldn't
bear a Horary, woman. All srts of
strong-minded women are his aversion.
Hut then you know, Mattie, you are
,noi stronK-mindod." v .:; . .
"Tbank you, uncle, very much. That!
is PS muco as 10 say tbat 1 am weak
minded." f f No 6uch . thiftg; you 'gipsy. . But
there ie one thing more, I have U' toll
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you; aiid that is, thai 1 am called nWay
to Ncv York by business, which -.will
detain me the itili length of : his flay.
So you will have to entertain him your
self. Mind arid play yonr cards 1 well,
and I shall expect to find the marrlngo
day fixed when I re'u'rh.", . ', .
"O dearl what shall I .do with, the
horrid. man for a whole week ?" ; 1 '
'I dare say you will be (lead in love
with him by the time I get back. You
may reemember me to him when ho
arrives, and tell him how much I re
gret not being hure to 'welcome him."
Hint night aiatildrt kept aw ake some
time concocting a plan by which she
might ofl'ond tho prejudices of the ex
pected visitor, and throw tho burden
of a refusal upon him.-' Tor well she
know that if, he onco proposed, her
uncle would bo seriously angry if she
rejected him, and very possibly fnrry
out the threat to which lie had gn'cu
utterance .
It was about 12 o'clock the next day
that a tall young man, of serious as
pects, ascended Mr. l'arker's front
steps and rang the boll, i ;
He was osiiPrcd into tho di awing
room, whero, after waiting half an hour,
he was joined by Matilda. . ,' ;
The j'oung lady was by no means
looking her best. Her hair was loosely
arranged, her collar was nwry, and
tUcro was a perceptible tttain of ink
upon her finger.
"Mr. Jenkins, 1 presume," she said.
Tho gentleman . bowed, and looked
curiously at his entertainer.
"And I presume lnm addressing Miss
Parker.
Our heroine inclined her head in tho
nflinnutivo.
I hope your respected unclo is well"
said Stephen Jenkins, in the measured
tone of ri young man that is obi beyond
his years. ,
"1 would not marry such a stiff old
poke !r tho world," was the not over
complimentary reflection of Matilda.
"My uncle regrets very much not
being able to meet vou, but he's called
to .ew York by business. I trust,
however, that I shall be able to enter
tain you.''
''ihat I do not question," taid the
visitor. v
"I am inclinod to think ho w ill be
fore he goes," thought Matilda.
Looking at her fingers, she remarked
complacently, as if she, for. tho first
time, observed tho stain of Ink.
, "I hopo you will excuse tho nppear-
anco of my fingers, but I havo been
writing all the mornintr, and I couldn't
t remove all traces of the ink.", ,
'You wore writing letters,', I pro
sumo," said Stephen.
"O, no, not at all, I was writing an
article on Woman's Uights for Uuglo of
Freedom."
Mr. Jenkins started pneasily.
.'. "I eupposo you arc in ! tho habit of
seeing that paper." ? V ..." .' ;.
"So." said ho stifily.
"Oh! you don't know what you lose.
Composed and edited entirely, by fe-
Matilda interrupted herself to ring
the bell. .
"Jane," said sho to the servant, "you
may go up stairs and bring down a
manuscript which you find on my
table." '
"A what, ma'ma ?"
"A manuscript a sheet of paper
with writing on it. Poor Jane, sbo
would not bo so ignorant if man had
not d-niod to us women the 'advan
tages of education which he claims for
himself."
liy this time Jano had returned with
tho manuscript.
"If you like, Mr. Jenkins, I will read
you what I have written ";
Mr. Jenkins looked dismayed, but
managed to utter a feeble "O cer
tainly." :
Matilda, in un emphatic manner, be
gan to read as follows ( . .
Mrs. Editor : Permit me again to
raise my voire in trumpet tones against
tho deEpotio rule ' of man over our
down trodden sex. , Enlightened us
wo are disposed to consider tho present
generation, is it not a disgrace and
burning shame that men should mo
nopolize ull tho , offices of honor and
profit, and leuvo to his equal shall
not say his superior in point of intellect
only a few undesirablo and laborious
posts. What I say, is the reason that
men fchould take upon themselves to
govern, and expect us meekly to sub
mit to the yoke which they seek to
impose upon us? Why Bhould we not
see a female- in tho chair of state, and
"That is all I had written when yon
came. You will easily understand tho
idea that I was about to develop;
and I have no doubt you will agree
with ine."
"Do you really think, Miss Parker,
that there should be no distinction in
point of itcupatioii between men and
women?" exclaimed thesedate Stephen,
horror etrnck,
"Why should1 (here'be. Doyou doubt
whether woman has an intellect equal
to that of man." S ,
"Is there a female Shakspeare? asked
Mr. Jenkins.
"Yes. Did you nover road Mrs.
Browning's poems?"
"I can't 6ay I have," returned Ste
phen. :
"An, tben, 1 shall have the ploaBuro
of making you acqusistedwith h$f."
She rang 1 tie Lei. . ' . , V' .'" i
' ''Jftno go to ,'my room and Lring
dow'ri the, h06lt you will find on the
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. Jnno did so. - , , , : . .
' ,"We have an' hour Leforc dinner, it
Seems, in what way can wro better im
prove it, than by perusing together
this hoblo monument of genius ? ,
Mr. Jenkins looked terrified j but
be-foro ho had lime to raiso any ejec
tions, Matilda had commenced. ,-, '
. She read aloud faithfully for the hour
referred to it seemed three hours to
tho unhappy Stephen who had not
tho slightest apprehension of poetry
and description. ' '
Ho ' was quito , delighted when tho
dinner bell rang, itii so Xtas Matilda,
in her secret heart.
"I uni afraid wo shall have to rest
from our reading till after dinner, but
but by commencing immediately af
terward, we may get a quarter through
by tea time."
"How many pages are in the poem?"
tho young man inquired.
"Only u little more than four hun
dred, sir," was tho encouraging reply.
The dinner uroved to bo not a Vcrv
social ono. Matilda confined herself
entirely to literary subjects, and evaded
all attempts to change tho topic.
"Good grncious," thought the young
man, "and this is the young girl I wus
to ruorry. I'd as soon marry a diction
ary, although sho is pretty, but then
she is a strong-minded woman I
should be talked to death in less than a
month."
Stephen Jenkins stopped two days
but at tho end of that time, announced
that he should not bo ublo to remain
longer. During that time the poor
man had heard moro poetry than ever
before in his life, nn.l had conceived a
deadly hatred ugainst the whole tribe
ot femnlo authors, ana especially iurs.
Browninc. '
"Where is Mr. Jenkins?" inquired
Mr. Parker on his return.
"Gone, uncle," said.Matilda.
"Gone! When did hego?"
"He only stopped a couple of days.'
"Why, ho was to have stopped s
week what was tho matter witl
him?"
' "I think, uncle, he was disappointed
in mo."
'Did ho leave no message for me ?'
Here is a note, uncle."
Mr. Parker hastily broke open tho
missive, and read as tollows:
Mv Dkar Sm: In order to prevent
misunderstanding, I ought to say that
I don't think it will be net I to adhere
to the foolish compact Which we en
tered into soino timo Bincc, in regard
to my marriage with j'our niece.
Though a very charming young lady,
I don't think that our tastes are at ull
congenial, and I hereby resign any
pretensions I may bo supposod to have
had to her hand. Ilegretting not to
have had tho pleasure of seeingyou. I
remain, very respectfully, yours,
STEHIEN jEXiqNS.
"Why, the puppy has hud tho uu
dacity to resign his pretensions to
to your hand," exclaimed tho indignant
uncle.
"Then I can't be married, uncle !"
inquired Matilda, in comical disup
pointmet. "Yes, you shall marry the first man
that offers."
It was very reruarkublo, that on tho
very next day, Edward Manly should
have asked Mr. Parker's permission to
address his niece a permission which
was at once accorded. The marriage
took place within a few weeks, and .
don't think he has ever repented marrying
a strong-minded woman.
A Turtle Story.
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Beckham, who kept tho Washington
saloon in this city, procured a turtle
from tho Embarrass River, for the pur
pose of serving his customers with
dish of turtle soup. Ho placed it in
box, and set it in a lumber-room for
safe keeping until he got ready to kill
it; but lor some cause he postponed
the execution of his purpose until he
forgot all about the turtle. Ho subse
quently sold out the saloon and left the
city for somo other place Tho pro
pnotors knowing nothing about the
turtle being on tho promises, and not
having occasion to disturb the box con
taining it, his turtleship was permitted
to remain in his prion until last Sat ur
pay, when it was found alivo and kick
ing. It is now demonstrated that
turtle will live seven months in a tight
box, without water or foud of any kind
to subsist upon, : ' How much longer
would have lived we cannot say, as
Frog Ballard thought lie desorvwd
meal after so long a fast, and gave him
a large quantity of broad, which he de
voured Ifroedily. Charleston (III.)
Courier, Oct. 11. , . .
tdr A. young lady who had been in
vited to two places of amusement for
the same evening, was sitting in
country church debating as to which
to accept. She had just come to the
conclusion, when the minister, who was
discoursing on sinners, uttered these
words : If you do not accept the invi
tation, where will yougoto? ,f "Where?"
exclaimed th damsel; "why, - I'll go
to tne shucking with Bill Smith yu
b,tr" '
For the Ladies—The Fashions.
If Satan "finds ' some mischief' still'
for idle hands to do,"' what Is left over
he probably gives to tho busy-bodies
of (fashion. ' "' '' ;
ho sooner c1 weget,ucd to one
style of b6hnct,'6nc way of "fixing tho
hair, ono evil necessity in the way of
dress. thanBuddcnlv this capricious
despot pulls us by "tho bit?, and lo? a
new promuigntory.
It seems it shamo that fashion should
not bo controlled by any law whatev
or. EveiV thine else to which we sub
mit to Seems to bo amenable to Bomo
thing beyond itJelf, or governed by un
inherent principle upon which one may
depend. But with fashion there are
no high and low tides to bo counted on
as one counts on the ocean ; no armis-
ticcs, no intervals; but one tcrand con
fusion of change Pray, how can n
woman help boing fickle?
We have had n hard year of it. Just
as we had become accustomed to the
ingenious nnture of tho tilting boon,
and wero enjoying the exceeding com
fort of dresses looped up out of the
mud, around goes King Fashion s
wheel! Tho (jltinghoops drop Into ob
scurity, nnd we arc' introduced to a
ong, swooping "trabriello skirt, over
which our dresses are expected to float
Dcrally, and thon go trailing through
the dust t No moro of that pleasant
secujity regarding cleanliness of hems;
no more of the contentment that ac
companies appropriateness of dress.
Nothing but a perpetual picking up
und dropping, with now and then a
sudden shock from being'stepped upon.
Pleasant isn't!
Two years ago or more bonnets with
scooping fronts so high that nobody
could sit behind a woman ' at a public
place and see anything that was going
on in front. Now we wear something
just as nenr to nothing as can bo trot.
Evcrv woman, too, is expected to fall
into tho ranks and wear a hugo water
fall at the very peak of her head. It
pulls horribly, and discloses what
rarely a pretty part of a woman's neck,
and which has so long been protected
by tho Btylo of wearing the hair, that
we can't help shivering thereabouts.
But what of that It is the fashion;
and, therefore, all vou have to do is to
shiver amiably. There are no cowards
in fashion's brigades.
And, whereas, we used to walk like
Christian murtyrs, erect and unditun
ten, wo, lor a timo, nave lallen upon
evu ways, vto began with certain at
titudes. Then wo gave angular crooks
to our arms, carried our parasols as
we wero making perpetually a presen
tation of them, and betook ourselves
ulung tho promenade horribly distor
ted, but quite en regie. Wo now yield
this particular stylojbutyon who would
bo "just the thing," are to practice tho
old Grecian curve. Try to look like
Psyche. Loan forward to any degree
that U difficult to accomplish. Now
take long strides, like a man in a sol
emn hurry, too melancholy to run, too
hurried to take it easy, and you are
supposed to have an air distingue.
will be necessary to practice this bo
foro a largo mirror, but with patience,
bo assured that you will finally secure
such a "carnage" that your very iden
tity may become a question. V ivacity
of expression does not harmonize with
this particular Btylo of poise. It
best, therefore, to assume tho sympa
thetic. Nobody supposes you to be
comfortable; and even if it wero not the
newest style, your very angols aro
mauy pointed appeals. N.-Y. Times.
A Needy Housewife.
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Mrs. Butler is a needy, as well as
facetious housewife. Haying been in
formed that she wil) have all her wants
supplied by advertising in tho papers,
thus enumerates them :
" I'm wanting quite a number of things
just now, but I'll put up with a new
bonnet, dress and cloak, a now cooking
stove nnd a load of kindling wood, '
new pair of kid gloves and a pair,
bulmoral boots, No. 3, a . parlor carpet
and rug. My husband wants "some
body to pay tho house rent, and a ba
by" (I don't want that.) Another
member of my family wants "a now
suit of Sunday go-to-mootings ;" an
other wants "a now sot of hoops and
crying doll;" another wants "a little
red top buggy for hor doll and a littlo
cradle."
There are quite a number of other
wants unsupplied, of which I'll send
a list after theso have been satisfied.
I'm delighted with tho new mode
getting things."
Very respectfully,
MRS. BUTLER.
P. S. I would like to havo a barrel
ot flour too, if it is not too much trouble.
' Man. B.
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te"-An elephant's tusk for the
Waterbjry button makers, weighing
over one hundred pounds, und measur
ing between . eight and . ten feet
length, attracted considerable atten
tion at the Bridgeport depot.
A gentleman of some natural discern
ment, while taking a squint at it, re
marked truly, "It too a strong dentist
to pull that tooth.". 1
ftST Naudmi's salary
opsrs is 11 ft, WW francs'..
at the .Paris
A Cholera Incident—A Woman
Supposed to be Dead Comes to
and Demands Her
of a Terrified Husband.
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' On one of the streets running paraf
lcl with Broadway lived A married
couple who hud not traveled together
very smoothly since" they had been
made one flesh. 1 Thr husband, though
not a bad man, occasionally took a
drop' to much, and on such occasions
happiness was" the exception in the
household The wife hod one thoug'
and dollars in greenbacks, which sho
hod saved, and always carried i with
her, and, being the masterspirit of the
firm, she would not allow it to- bo en
croached upon, but, 6ft the contrary,
endeuvored to augment it. ' ; .
. Thd wife took the cholera, and tho
husband, obtaining a permU, had her
Bent to tho city hospital. It is not
known that ho accompanied her thith
er, though he must havo viJued her.
One morning, tho nurse being out of
tho room for somo timo, he returnod to
the bedside of tho poor .woman and
discovered her, toall appearance, dead.
The doctor was notified and mado his
observation. No pulsation of the
heart, no breathing, nothing to dissit
puto the illusion aud assertion that tho
patient was dead as discovered, and the
disciple of yEsculapius pronounced her
dead. She wus forthwith disrobed,
f)luccd in the rough coflln furnished
y the city nnd conveyed to the dead
house. For hours she lay, apparently
u corpse, with all tho surroundings of
death. After tho shadows of night
nnd closed in, the watchmen toon a
look into the room to sue that all wus
right. From tho inside of one of the
coffins- a ' perceptible knocking wus
heard. Superstition Beized him; ho
slammed the door after him and went
to notify other parties ot tho myste
rious rapping, and several accoinpa.
nied tho man to the temporary recep
tide of tho dead. When the door was
oponcd a sight met tho gazo of the
party which mado the roots of their
hair tingle and caused -them to feci
weakness about tho knees. .. Tho
'corpso" had raised the lid of tho cof
fin and was sitting bolt, upright in it
"Where am I?" says she. Tho matter
wus explained to her briefly. Filled witl
anger, illness having seemingly dopar
ted, sho let looso the floodgate of her
passion at the idea of being inclosed
such a contemptible receptacle. Sho
had 81,000 when she went to the hos
pital, she said, und bho demandod
know whero it had gone that amount
would have given tier a docont sepul
ture. . The attendants were unablo
explain the whereabouts of the missing
money, and the woman demanded
bo restored to herself onco . moro, that
sho might pureuo the thief that robbed
her, und secure to her body, if she were
to die, decent burial. Tho ''resurrected"
one was helped out of her narrow
prison-house and taken to a more
enuil chamber. . But here another
difficulty arose her clothes had been
destroyed. Suitable apparel, however,'
was furnished, and on finding herself
onco moro of tho flesh and biooJ, sho
insisted on starting at once, in search
of her husband, who, she thought, and
perhaps correctly, was consoling him
self with her $1,000, and tho idea that
some other daughter of Evo would con
solo his-lonely hours. : The surgeon,
observing that Madam was compara
tively well, and thinking that it might
do hor moro harm to retain her than
permit her departure, had the iron
gate opened for her exit. Darkness
had sot in ero she reached hor hus
band's place of domiciliation. Sho
knocked at the door and her husband
opened it. With eyes fairly starting
from their sockets, ho guzod; words
failed him; he was paralyzed with fear
at the supposed apparition. At length
the wife demanded Why he hud rob
bed her, insisting at the same time that
she was not dead, as ho no. doubt
hoped she was, and she had come homo
lie would fiud it harder than that
got rid of her. The husbund was too
astonished, horrified, to bcliovo
eyes, and ha begged tho "ghost"
leave; she might have the money, but,
for God'B sake, to go away and not
destroy him. At this the man, with
fear and trembling, handed . her.
missing money, which she - took; 'but
sho was not to bo driven from Ler
homo, nnd with a push Bho opened tho
door and entered tho house. Sho had
no sooner done so than her husband,
minus coat and hat, rushed out ot the
back door into tho yard, and over
fenco, and that is tho lust that either
his wife or hisfriends have seen of him.
fSt. Louis Times, '
Envy. When wo picture tho him
dred or moro trunks that ladies travel
with, says Punch, wo cannot help re
flecting how happy is the elephant,
whoso wifo, when on a journey, only
nas ouo trunic.
SJ-"Doestho razor take hold well?'
Inquired a harbor, who was shaving
gentleman from the country. "Yes
replied tho customer, with tears in
eyes, "it takes hold first rate, but
don't lot go worth a cent."
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2f A boy nineyonrs old lately said
to a bov of eoven : "I am surprised
to hear you talk so much about
girls;. I didn't it yrmr age."
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-IDoAe k IKLLY, PnLfi.s?icri.'-
Suffering in Quebec.
persons are
hpmolefS in the streets of Quebec,, and
owing to the general stagnation in lf
kinds of business and the near ,''p
proach of winter, tho condition tnotr
of many almost borders on Uespsirrr
Tho situation in which these unforu-,'
nato people End themselves Is descri
bed as even niorotfyf"hg IhatTthat ex
perienced by the' sufferers ; from the
great fire in 1810. Tho Toronto1 Lou
der say : .''Summer is always the barn
vest timo of the Ouebec workman..
aborers who may get 83 a day at that
season are glad to work for one tw61fh;
that sum in winter.- A shipping port
to which thousands of vessels come in;
summer, and which is closed , by ice ia.
winter. Quebec is at one lime all bustle.
and at another timo ulf stagflation,-
rrom a scene or great nctivity tho'citf
passes to the silence of the tomb. - Even!
f there were ft" prospect of the ordinu'i
fry employment; if there were an aver;)
age activity in tho shipyards', winter
might be looked to without the appro-''
hensioh which can not but bo felt. '
Tha recent enlnrnitv-: is ai'irraralod.i
by t he failure of the Quebec Insurance ,
Lhmpany, ( according to a .Montreal.
telegram,) on account of losses etu-'
ountingto 1200,000. : ' ' ; ' " ' '"I
' 1 : r.-i
.-, i The Hog Cholera, -- r"l
A Richmond (Kentucky) correspon-
dent of tho Louisville Journal, writes,
as follows of tho hog cholera : . ; :...f
As on example of its .destructive),
career at this point I will relate ono in
stanco. Mr. liobert Coruelson, a gen
tleman residing three miles east ol the'
village, was. on 1 uesday last, the own-;
er of 103 asfino hogs as we havo cver,
seen; their weight ranging from . 16
pounds to 000 pounds each. Vednoe- '
tiny five of them died, nnd yesterday''
twenty more ot tho largest and (attest -of
tho lot followed. He has now .but.
eighty left, and has Lut little . hopes ot'7
Baving any of them. His losses so fur
will amount to about seven hundred'
dollars, and, should he lose the wllole'
lot, hia losses will be swelled ( to over:
3,000. Mr. Coruclison is but ono of a.
large number of sufferers, on many of '
whom the loss will tell with d severe, If'
not crushing effect." ' ' ': '"' '' '
' m t m .'
Wheat.
to
to
to
Tho Indianapolis Journal ( contains ;
this paragraph : ' ' ' ' '
"Prom tho best information we can
obtain, tho area sown iu wheat this fall'
is not as largo ns usual. ' Several con-.
Bccntivo failures of the crop,';, and ' the
protracted full rains, - discouraged' our'
fanners from planting, as much as:
heretofore." .... ,,. .. , , i
Cotton.
:
Ticayuno
cs tho following : ' -1 : .' ''' ' ' ' u ''
"A well-known commission hduse'of
this city furnishes us with tho follow-
ing extract, from a planter of Adams!
County, Missi. . ,s-
this county will not make, ono
third the amount planted for, 'About
one balo and a hult per hand will bo 1
tho average crop : of : this countyvi . If
wo do. not realize highor prices, thorej .
will bo some heavy losses."
.... . " . ' V t
Births.
to
to
a
hir
it
the
pftrt' of
tho State are publishing tho advent of"
littlo strangers into this wicked worldL,
Ve seo nothing wrong in this. Itonlv .
saves the happy papa tho trouble, of
letting Ins friends know of tho happy
event. ; The Aurora Boreali. of Bow-;
ling Green, thus notieos tho advent of;
one of these dear strangers:
' On tho Cth of October, current, to
Fountain B. and Louisa Elliot, a daugh-"'
tor. Tho littlo angel has been chris-i
tened 'Httttio,' totally in unison with'"
an elder brother, 'Harry.' ' . , h
Tho writer wilds up his greeting ta '
the parents in tho following maunbr: ' ,
"In tho meun timo, wo wisli for . the'
frail stranger in our midst an anti-coli-i
cy baby-hood; an anti-whinic child-i
hood; an anli-spoamodio maidenhood: '
a happy marriage, and an anti-widowhood,
before a green old ago." .'
' m m ' ' '4-"T ''
Hard to Fisd. A Boston 'gify con
cort association ' Offers prizes for tho
following varieties: ; ; ! ."
Tho contractor who was honest dur
ing tho war; the politician ' who" re
fused office ; the doctor who cured as
quick as ho could ; tho woman who
will not flirt, and wean an old bonnet
to church; the gentleman who gives
up his seat to a lady in a horse car, an (
tho lady who thanks him; tho wifo
who believes her husband fiat up with
a sick friend ; the man who did find
the place for bin night key after mid
night; tho tady who was satisfied with
her bonnet, and who never looks about
in church to soo bow her neighbors aro
dressed. , , t ,. ( 1 1
".It is stated that the color orange will
bo added to fhetwo others of the Pruss
ian flag, which will thus bbcoms a tryT
':olor black white nnd oranga. It
should have been'. lemon', considering
the squ'eezo there bus boon recently,
, tefyViotoria has fitted up an loi-
smoking room' for her servant. ,' - ; "

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