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POETRY. AN OLD HAND.
Blii-TintiJ Rid urtokWy, -tnutltly and brown,
mil tod ajd nana i cmjnng nun
I bnd abova If, and looking down, T
'.. I atudy itt atpect, lint by Hnav - " " -
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Tbit build hit tlaipcd a, thru Mid hd t
That bng bar kiown no anawering th'rill J
oni bav uiouldared In foreign, land , , ,
. i Bom in thi graf ayard u k hjll. '
Cln-ped MotiKir1) hand, yfT iffbtutf J',
Vr heu it waa little and cjft and whit
Motbar, who iii.d It. nd went kwy. . ,
;To r till lh wikiug in Ood'M good light. '
Clped lovr' bftnd ynr gon,- ' '.
r V Lo tailyil wy and left bar in lart
yndor Bnbaraa torrid iuu,. , .
Ht.bouca hic r bitni yrora ndytr. '-
CUtpod (ha band'of a good man trno, ...
w Wbo held it aoftly, anH full mlotp, "
And wok no more, Mid Dover knw
How long' that imjrM tbi would kp. ' .
Clufied many", tVniacyl a !fw f '
Tbat otill rtpod to the liviiit will. I
Or can antwor (bit i.rotur, o Kiud'sod true-
Bo many thut lie unmoved and at til 1 1
' . 'ir t'I
Ctofped, at lt, tbi lmnil my own
Aad ruine will ntvui'W, too, u toni,.')'
Will auy clasp it wbeu I am gone? .
in am I tudy thi hand to learn.. ,
Brick" Pomeroy's Humerous
and Scientific Account of the
Great Meteoric Hail-storm.
weeu. I read in tho almanacs that on
the 13th day. of Novomber J A. '1806
there was to be A grand shower of meat
or meteors Iroin way up there way
down here, commencing at 3 o'clock i
tbe,oitrlv part of,,lic morning.'Tlid pa
pcrs nu bbiu no iuu. xue wives, wiu
owa, children, cooks, chambermaids,
pretty girld and unpretlji gh-ls, all said
o. Vhat a meteor was 1 knew not.
Aa the fchowor J wlia coining tfrom tho
Little Bear, I thdught it was a sausage
storm, which I tould b"daf.J '( Thought
it waa it' sausage. Atorih for the sages
foresaw, or - the lour sages saw; jt.
Thought! toifXiV meet l$wit Jllatbnic
emotionl Thon'I found i was not meat
but a shower of stones in a liquid form.
Of conrHO they were previous stones.
So said tho cook, tjio chambermaid and
eVcry body." I wanted.. some, eofres'oU
ved to be on hand.
' ' Midnight earners TJie subscriber
slecped pot. Xiko Joseph, he, slept
not because he was hot sleepy .' I dos
ed till two o'clock intho A. M.rand in
bed, or words to that effect. I wreBt
led wjth'tliC 'ghosts of Are dor.ei raw
Ovftor. four nlrs 'feet , a head of cab
bage, bot'tlea of catsup, arid 'tin miigsof
bio. Mt was sovera , wreeuo, ana
breathed tho free air of my native hit
as it went, inarching on. T arose .
two. 'It waa tho firstot autumn at that
hour. - I lookod at my watch. It was
there. . I thttnkod the Giverof all good
that I was not in Nety Yprk,when the
brave tiouotiiul j UutkrJ .Hh his ec
ond-hand eye was there, or my watch
would have run down do Lioweii I
Tho meteor ahowwasafree show
Reserved aeaU for ladies.- 'I wanted
front aoat and arose to onct I 1 manu
factured my toilet a la General Wash
burn, as he tore it ou( pf . Memphis like
a phantom flag of truce. " I would have
'made, a good-ballet girl for- th: Black
Crook, but my waterfall was not con
structed right intho wear and tear
the atace. Vide Smyth. I I went up
ward like Daniel in the lkn. iuutjtute,
or lil;4 I'jn))) With ' itis iBliVtitig ' pnrk
bead. 1 arose through the skylight
the dignity of the root V'fbe morningj
wan in iu uiiu uiBiauce verjr iiiuuu
that way, The twijight. vas polder
than the skylight,' and ' I tried .them
both. My epora glass was at my un
cle's had been to three balls tmd
notret,urnl , ' . .
,tn8t hvd aUsief . .TooVi cnc.atong.
h sections. "The right-hand barrej
came to a focus on rye! The left-hand
barrel acted on cogniacl To look thro'
this style' pf npper-a-glass shut both
yes and open thi moutb. Through
dark laBB hiii art foea tuttjittcs.
With this stylo of glass we had a sky
light View. ! sat on the roof.i Jt was
"roof t place to rest on ' Not like come
rest in this bosom to which we a-spi-rol
of us., The air was foreign: It
chill ! But'we were not a north or south
a merry cuss for all that I Who would
be a merry cuss sitting on a cold roof,
dressed as I- was, waiting' for" some
thing to turn up ? I dangled ' foot
the ledge. I saw' stars overhead, i
Mooked up for once in my life, you
My neck ached-' .Then I tried the glas-,
ees nrst one barrel, then two. Above
us were stars. I saw stars on the street.
They had blue coats on. The stars
winked' at me- when I raisod
"the rye I'" The stars below me didn't
wink. THy snored. The sUrs
MCONNELSVILLE, NOVEMBER 23, 1866.
NO: 17. ?
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ad Mere in the ftaHkt vrny Tlte stars
bolow me were not in that way, but in
BroaJway. They were not tbe milky
way Btylo ol Btari I
1 eaw dimly, i Aly. opera-giase ,waa
too atrcDir. Jt made me nervous. 1
looked about and saw much ghosts on
the ro6f. Felt quite gravo. Felt like
coucmn I Many glioma. jJian i see
the raoteori. fttw raahr heads out of
ndowi beloVlrt)e. ;FlcaKfit ruern-
te. No rain! f No, waterfalls nt that
hWr on Broadway
How I winked ! V as looking lor mo-
teorsl ' The aUrs ov;rhcad wore look
ing for meteors. . At last they winked.
It was very cold, used me opera ginns
often. One barrol at a time,- Vanned
me inwardly, but lhp heat kdfled .in
my thorax- Liko poUticnl iernrops, it
didn t .ara the bauc yarl ot u auai
enco. Aly arena was like that ol ben
eral WashburncSrhen'' he led all gar
mcnts but on and fled .through Mem
phis. Ho was a' modest mun, bo he
ran. I'ernaus lie wanted exorcise aim
ran fur that. I wanted exercipo. The
meteors didn't meet. So I thought to
run over the roof. Ran against a ghost.
tt spoko tome' it acream6d,.','Pii my
darling child L" , Says, I, are you my
mother have you n strawberry' or
blackberry ntarA r . Suya th ghost;
'Yon.'r- knocked me down yon ve
kilted my babe I held In my arras I"
"Oh, dear, 1 oflorea to get nor anout
er." She, aald"t 'jYdii Plundering Wutel"
' My name is not Uutler, quotli 1 to
her. The ghost was a married one.
At least there was circumstantial evi
dencVpoihUng that way," gho'wits ta
king tho morning air : and whilo tak
ing it sho lost her morning heir." Says
I to the ghost "Jiond mo a garincntr
"And go withoul?" said she. "Shia-
Icrs female." aaid I. You're anotherl"
said sho. "1 tried the opera glass
atrain." Said she. "Oh VoU am t ft
naughty, naiiKhry man, then .after all?'
'W by so T ' Hand me your nursing
bottle 7" - -Mistaken -'thost.' then 1
knew she was from the spirit land I
" The moon began to strengthen, but
it camo' not to a focus. The gentle
tophyrs zepbyred like Mthe -devil-Mir
words to- that meaning. '.. I felt a' cold
ness creeping pver me. No meteors
vet. The chosts chatte'rod all about
mo. i 1 telt . rheumatism. -. i-uo opera
o-lass erew " lichler both barrels.
lound a clnmnev-top. .it leu generous.
It gave out a subdued warmth. It was
a. brick chimney, therefore .1 sat on.it.
ISO meteors yet. The stars oegan
fallinc. -back like Sicel. ,'i thought
it was strategy to induce the nicreors
to advance. The chimney felt a little
warm. I emptied the bottles and threw
the corks at a rofl-heaaea gnor wnii
out a waterfall. 1 Biung the bottle oy
cr the battlements, that a city editor
below mi Tlit see stars.- . , - ;
I romembered that the Firo Com
missioners were w wring otu ten
times to ' wake . roe. up when meteor
died j and like a ahip on a billow,
child in a bath tub. a hen on her nest,
or Butler taking his spoons, I slept
liko a babe . across its grandmother
knee, getting, warmth where I needed
it. . . ,
"No meteors yet.
1 shunt. But not long. I emelt some
thing. K awoke mo. I thought i( waa
a meteor, bays 1 "Ji uuy lor science i
The smell jncreused, '1 grew nervous
but could not toll where. 1 was, in,
bog.. A" nioteor had struck, I knew
Things wcro burning.. "And I had no
accident policy ! The world was on fire.
The smoke was all about me itshosts
sat there iu-smoke and white , cotton
with frills. 1 r, ' ; . v
Ah, ha I Fiends" of the lower regions!
But 1 have- thee! . I arose, quiokly.
Curses on the man who invented sleep!
Confound the cook who built the hrc
at the othor end of that chimney.
When I arose, a cotton cinder tourtoen
Inches long by. four inchoswide floated;
off like aft aruiV ba'liobn. ' Sleep is not
good f Opera ghtb-ses are not good,
unloaded, toe rapidly k didn ti seethe
raoteor. but the doctors saw if.; It was
inflamed rod hot. I think I shall not
sit on a chimney or on any thing olso
for many days. No more meteors
for me. , J.t "wiw .fUsoraatiQa-r-denioed
mean ono At;that.'' The1 papers knew1
better. It-was a Copperhead lie I
t& The cost of living in New York
At the present time is almost incrediblo,
and jt is astonishing where the money
eomee from to" support euch extrava
gance. Furnished nouseS in fashiona
ble avenues rent for $1,000 per montfl.
A,lauuly Jiving at one.ot. the large
hotels pays 8700. per week tor . rooms
and board.' The average price for large
rooms And board In tho principal hotels
cannot be bad for loss than 8150.
weok tor man and
. PPPHNdVfr. PoppJ of Poppyille,
fancying himself to be very popular
fwith bis lady love, poppod the question
to her unaer tne poplar tree on l'oniar
lane, whoUi ahe roierrvd him to,
floppy, who, when akd for bis content,
abored Under the' influence of finger
pop,. popped him out, of the door to
tuna of T6p goce the weasel."'' J i .-
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" teCora Hatch 'is a colored candi
date for the Illinois legislature.
One Gambler Forces Another to
Marry His Wife.
. few days since a singular mar
riage occurred in tlfe private house of
a IZresbytcrian , clergyman in. Now
Ybrk, the circuinstancos of which are
asfollows; .,. ' . ..'
The bridegroom waa what Is styled
a sporting mau and was on . hi way
to Chicago with a; brother blaokleg,
who posHesed A very desirable piece
of property, in the shape of , an- extra
ordinary pretty, wife, .i-The. warrifld
gambler. Jiad vot beqn long on.!board
before he observed something in the
conduct of his sppuaa to induce him to
suspect that she was , more fond of his
Friend than waa tdeasant to con torn.
plate, or prudent, to permit., lie i kepi
his own counsel, ..however, and. made
an excuse for -loaving the pair alone.
They profited by.Jiis Abeancej.and.uiJt
Dciorp the steamer reacneu tue capital,
he went suddenly to bis state room
and forced opon tho door, lie found
tho twain within, and, at the piut of
a revolver, bu calmly, made tho Ipytjr
swear that ho would .marry the tain
w)io iraiuoi.UBieij.oij returning tv
iork. .... .. ..i : -
"You any you love lior," .be added,
'"Prove it in the way I prescribe, and 1
shall never trouble you or her. Fail
to make her your wife, and, 111 pur
sue you to the ends, of the , earth, and
tako your life so sure as there is a God
in, navfu. .jLiivo uu utniwuuji. nuuun
the legal difUculy, X shall never maks
my aiipoaranco on your domestic scene;
and few will know, and no one will dis
turb you in your connubial relation
nave loved that woman better thun my
life 1 lovo her still. But after what
has occurred, I cannot, take hor to my
arms again. . Sho has transferred her
affections to you, I behove. Do not
abusothem, Cherish and protect her;
and, if evcryqu need a friend, apply
to mo. iou have sworn to marry her.
If you have aiiy. regard for. your, life,
kecpyour oath, for'1 have sworn,
you have, to kilt vOu if you do not re-,
deem your sacred word."
At -Aiottoy the betrayed liencdict
parted with the wife' and her lover,
who camo directly over to New York
and were straightway joined in wed
lot k. , i.ne iirst meniioneu porauu
said to "be a man pf education, at one
time a merchant in Baltimore, and re
markablo amonir bis '"profossiqii"
the Btrictncss with whtcu be keeps
word, and the perfect coolness of
play. ' It is said that Jie killed a .man
in a duel at Richmond, Virginia, be
fore the rar, on account of the woman
he has Quitted, and that he is about
sail for California, to passtheremainder
of his days. II o is well known in XNew
York . and Chicago among the larger
and better class of faro dealers and fre
quenters of the turf. ' ' ''..''
[From the Belfast (Ireland) Whig.]
A Sensation Novel in Real Life.
It is not often that a man who begi ns
his career by an . embezzlement turns
out right in the long run, and refunds
with interest the amount abstracted;
but an instance of the . kind, very re
markable in its charactor, has come to
light in Liverpool. About six or right
years' ago a young man, who had boen
educated at Trinity uoiiege, xuuiin,
arrived in Liverpool to push his for
tune. .! His conduct while at the col
lege had boen o -loose and wild that
his parents declined to havo anything
further to do with him.' Bat he twas
clever, a good linguist and apt to mako
himsels useful, and soon he' was en
gaged as a correspondence clerk by an
influential firm, in whose service he
worked himself up to such a point
euioiency that, they incroased both, his
pay and responhibilities. . At length,
nowevor. ;the I "old' Adam'! assertoa
itself, and, in order to cover up his per
sonal. extravagance, tho; younrman
hoi nod himsolf to , his eintloyer'i cash
to tue extent of 3,000. lie, of courso,
himself eloped, And all .the ingenuity
pf the dctoctive oillcials could not di
closo his whorcabouts. In the mean
time the fugitive went to Ahierlea, and
engaged' himself to a wt-Il known dry
goods merchant in New York, 'With
whom he remained: until tho outbroak
of the American war.. His man tor, be
Ing An ardent patriot, offered to ad
y tin co handsome sums ,of , money
any of his clerks who won Id volunteir
. .-.-111' i ' . . i . i ! l.
ior tne war, una w tiero. ui tins unci
narrative w&s one who accepted the
offer. "lie went through some, of
acvercst brushes of the campaign with
out receiving a wound, fought at Fred
ericksburg, Seven Tines, and -other
places, and held a subordinate coruman
during Sherman's great- march.'
the close of the struggle he fell in love
with and married the wealthy yot'ng
widow of one of the Federal Generals
who was killed at Gettysburg. : After
their marriage the lady wished to visit
England, but there was one little diu-
culty in the way the 3,000. UIti
mately, however, it was decided that
- T i , :.u a- A.
tne wmesii course wouiu uo ia ruiuiiu
the Amount ; and, to the delight of
Liverpool firm, hey., received by
last steamer an order for the amount,
with five per uent.. Interest from
data pf the cashier's elopement.
ftT Since 1832 tne cholera hat car
ried away 13,259 persons in New York
Fearful Tragedy in Iowa—A
Citizen of Manchester Attempts
to Shoot His Wife, Kills His
Infant Ceild, Seriously Wounds
His Motherin- and Cuts
His Own Throat.
On Thursday evening, November 8,
at about seven o'clock, ). W. Myers, a
resident of Manchester, deliberately
phot and kilted his own child, and at
tempted to finish his bloody work by
murdering his wife. ' It appears that
on the evening in question he obtained
a pint of brandy at a drug etoro . and
proceeded home, lie appeared to be
in his usual ' health. ' and spirits, . and
partook of a hearty supper.
Alter dinner ,ne. rcmaritea to bis
wife that be would address a note . to
hie mother .'and.' having" written , and
folded the same, he put it in tiispockot
1JT then kissed Ins wile In an atloction
ate m'anner; Bteppod into the kitoben,
took down a shotgun' which had been
previously loaded with buckshot, and
deliberately fired upon his wife through
the; open' d6or. The . charge ' passed-
over her head and through the Iront
door casing. ' He then passed out and
around the house to the east window,
and pointing tho muzzle of bis gun
through one of the panes, discharged
the 61 her barrel at his mothor-in-law,
who was standing in the front room.
with' bis babe, a child eight months
of ago, In her arms. He probably' in
tended to kill her, but missed his Aim,
the shot hitting the little innocent in
thd back, and passing ; through came
out in' the region of the abdomen, kill
ing it almost instantly, and badly ehat
tering the hand of his mother-in-law.
He intended to kill them alt, and sup
posing that it was done, he turned
and fled to the bam: which stood near
by. and completed the bloody chapter
by cutting, with his own hand, hi
throat from ear to ear. '. The wholo or
this tranapired In a very few, moments
and aroused by the discharge or a gun
and the screams of tho women, tho cit
izens rushed to the spot. On bursting
into the house, a scene met" tho gaze
that beggars dcsclption, and caused
the stoutest boarts to tremble with an
indefinable horror. Up and down th
room, frantio with terror", rushed the,
roothcr-m-law, her dress clotted with
the blood whith the blood which but
few moments before had coursed in the
veina of the child that reclined in her
lap, while the young wfe, Btupefied by
what had taicen pitioe. was1 more ueau
than' alivo!r In the uproar;and cdiifus
ion ho One thought oi 'making search
for the author of all the misery, and' jt
was supposed that he had nod, but,
about an hour and a half afterward, his
body was found, life being extinct, his
being fearful Ir gashed from ear
throat being fearful ly gashed from ear
to oar. while arouhd beneath him tho
floor was covered with a criiason tor
rent. ' ." ' ." ,
Tho escape of the wlfo wal almost
miraculous. In the side of the wall,
opposite tho place where she stood, can
be counted the. holes of twelve buck
shot. ' He fired at her head, but hisex'
citoment prevented a deliberate aim,
and the shot passed over her harm
Mr. Myers was a young man thirty
years of uge, a tinner by trade, quiet,
T j i u ..Vli. . -I l.
iQUUBtriuud, vi suuor uaun-o, uu luutu
respoCted as a citizen. - His domestic
relations, however, ' he ' acknowledged
to some of his friends, were very un
pleasant. He labored under the belief
that his mother-in-law was a bitter per
sonal enemy, who was forever seeking
to stir up angry feelings between him
self and wifo. He had boen married
but about cighteon months, and it ap
Iiears that his mother-in-law,1 Airs,
loughton, livod with them and took
aro of the first andonly child. Sev
eral letters wore lounn on nis person,
some addressed to hia wifo and anothor
to the public; wherein ho 1 aocusod her
of infidelity. Jealusly was undoubted
ly the inciting cause which led to the
erpotration oitbeieanui deea, aitno
k is not kLowa whether he ever had
any grounds for suspicion or ' riot, his
wifo being a woman of possessing
Pcaranco and highly respected.
had been a soldier in the Army -of tho
Potomac, and was attached .to to the:
Signal Corps. On hia return hoirfe he
married in Manchester, i July 4, 1865,
and was employed by J. M. Butler, of
that village, in the capacity oi a jour
noyman tinner.. . Ho it respectfully
connected in this city, his Bister being
the wife of J. V. Bush, the alderman,
of the Fourth Ward. His mother lives
in this city, and is a devout inomberof
the Methodist Church, ilia who is
young woman, not yet twenty yoara of
age. , .1
A fashionable friend, on takingleave
of a voting ensign, who waa living in
small apartment, said : "Well, Charlos,
and how much longer do you intend to
etav in thiB nutshell? To which he wit
tilv replied : "Until I become a ker-
Nearly eight thousand buildings
have beon erected in Chicago, Illinois,
duribg tho present season, at a cost
about seven mill idm of dollars.
Qr Mrs. Deborah Bedford, aged 93,
living in Waverly, ra., is the sole eur
vivor of the Wyoming piabsacre.
t&" A Missourian has realized 16,
000 tbia year from tea acre of peach
The Tea Plant.
the cultivation of this nlant recontlv
.! . . .. " . ... .
appeared in the southern., uuiuvator,
published at Athena, Georgia, from
which we make the following extract!
In March, I860, 1 received fifty -plants
from tho Fa teht' Office. ,1 kept them
pots uutil Febuary, 18(51. ,,Thoy
were then planted out five feet each
way, ltl a loose sandy soil. They grew
off vcrv finelv. ' In Anril. 18G2. 1 made
small quantity ot loa, and lrom ,tuat
mo to the Drcscnt. 18G6. 1 have (ap
plied my family with five or six pounds
of tea yearly from City plants. I lie
argest Amount of tea produced in Chi
l-' ' hoJ. teard of a failureof
the tea erop of Chma or Japan ?
Of tbe quality of the tea have made
is rained in the lands lying between
twenty-eight " And thirty-five. , Ttnilct
north lulitudo. . . , , .-
That tho Plant will grow and flourish
as well; or evctl better, (although exot
ic,) through tWe whole, of the. States
bordering the Atlantic and Gulf, from
North Carolina to Texas, I have not
the least doubt. All the Innds of Mid
die Georgia and the Carolinas, which
are now considered Of littio value ol
corn or cotton, can be made available,
and grow tea to great advantage. In
Middle Georgia aud other regions the
culture of cotton will decrease from this
timepnward. The truth of this fact
is patent to All observers.
1 It is in an evergroen ' shrub ; leaves
from three to four Inches long : one in
width; flowers white ; one inch or
more in diameter; center cued witn a
large number of stamens, with yellow
anthems ; capsule usually three seodod:
seeds the size pf a chinquapin ; itsocds
the text September; grows from cut
tings or layers. As before stated, I
planted out tea plants in 1861. At the
present time (18G6,Y the' aro from six
to seven tect hign, cam piani covering
A spneo of seven or eight feet in diame
ter so interlocking that it W with oit-
ficulty you can got in between thctrt,
: To estimate the quantity wnien one
acre of land plantea in tea would make
t i- -r l 1 j. 1-1
1 BClOCtCU a nicuiuni niaeu iiiaiii unu
collected the leaves from it. "fbeyield
was One fourth-ot a pound ot tea. 'lhe
number of plants to acre, standing live
i l - . m rrnt . Ill
iecv eacu way, is i.tu, ttiiicu wm,
make four . hundred ' and ' forty-ono
pounds to the acre. Can we cultivate
any plant that will compare with this?
At fifty cents per pouud it will majte
two hundred and twenty dollars per
acre. Another very 'great advantage
it has over all other crops ti, that iiCith
er oold nor heat, dry nor wet, hail
winds, or insects injure it. It is as cer
tain to be made as the earth turns
can only say that connoisseurs have
assured me that they prefer it to 'the
mported. Ago gives flavor to cottoo
60 with tea. Some that is two years
old I find higher flavored than that re
cently ruade. ' - 1
The Prussian Military System.
No nation with anything' like' its
population can raise bo large , an army
aa Prussia.., Here is the military sys
tem by which it it accomplished i
"Every Prussian at the age of nine-
toen (or, as the Gorman always Bays,
witb, his twentieth ye&rj enters. ne
army. .Totoia ruie tnero are no ex
ceptions, except in case of absoluto dis
ability. ; T.breo years lie corves in xne
regular army, devoting to military duty
his wholo time, and living in barracks
or in tents. Four years more ha serves
in the reserve, then seven in the militia
of the first levy and five in the second,
so that he is not free from military
duty till be is thirty-eight years old,
though alter tue nrst three yean lie
only. PorlorrjQB a. certain amount
Grilling per year, except in caseoi war
In France, i Austria and the smaller
German Stat, the citizen is Allowed
to furnish a substitute,. but in Prussia
this is not permitted. High and: low,
rich and poor, must all onter tba army
at the agaol nineteen. . t-.
"Still, there is a provision made py
which a certain few mar perform in
one year the service of the whole three,
and that it that any young mau turn
ciently well educated to become
teacher of a certain grade in the - high
schoola. and . can support and ; clothe
themselves during that year, may, by
so doing, be. exempted iroia - the. re
maining two years ot army aervice.
This is the only exception."
This may not be called slavery ; but
in fact it possesses many of the worst
features of a terrible involuntary ser
vitude. . , ; .
Curious Occupation in Paris.
A list was latelv niihhshed. complied
from statistics of Paris trade, ora num
ber ovcurtouB occupations and manu
factures, supposed to be peculiar
i'at ia, although probably many of them
are to he found in Jjondon. lhere are
however, a certain nu mber of what are
emphatically called "Paris articles,"
. ' , ... .. T t i : j a
wnicn mat mgeuious auu luuunvrious
city hat the monopoly. Among these
are the following: '.twelve manufac
toriea of artificial eyos and eight
paatry -cooks' jackets, two -makers
skates and forty corn-cutters, eighteen
wholesale mustard merchants, seven
constructors of lightning ' conductors,
even of ipaking-tramph4 and three
w 1 "
pale. .thTt !- t f BbU
T R ft MM - -
F-w ofiCya,'payabi la adToo
for all noatk. MTm la tininl J it
for tbre month, naralil in adranca - - -
boeiitv'e' riiakert, eignt" manufacturer
of wooden heads for barbers and bon
net makers and three of corksorews.
sixteen dealers In Manilla and thirteen
In letches, forty -nine cutters of baree'
hair for the hatters and thlrtoen lnan
ufucturers of helmets and baUbeta fof
sappers, nineteen bono dealers and fif
teen makers of reeds for Clarionets,
bassoons and hautboys, thirteen Muzzle-makers
and ' four- cratch makers,
eighteen gut-workers and nine raaauJ
racturers of Fiot-warmers, and ona
breaker-up of carriages. Noneof these
occupations, however; can compete for
singularity, witb that ora young fellow
who was lately taken ibfore -a I'arit
magittrate at a vagabond. "ion frare
no. occupation-T' .said thabeacb, -tiB-quiringly.
, "I deal in, bits of halter (or
the use of gentlemen as plrtyp." There
is a suporttition that a bit of rope witb
which A man has been' hanged, carried
in tne nocaet, secures iuca avcarus.''
. , , , , i 'i ' -v :en
A recent of
terly Ueviowi icontaiut the following---?
nay, almost' incredable revelation .cf '
the ignorance which exists among
some sections of the British commu
nity ; , -- "-;) ''
.'in iJirmri)gham,tbirty-iwo persons,
averaging mere lhau twelve, rears of
age, inciuqing a young man oi twenty
and two young women, com a not ten
the Queen's name. Tho - commonest
and simplest objects of nature, euch at
flowers, birds, flehos, mountains and the
sea,, were unknown. Some. thought
London was "a country r one that it
was in the exhibition; a violet was aid
to be a pretty bird ; a primrose,' a red
rose; lilac, also, a bird; but whether
a robiu or. an eagle i were birtlt, none
could say ; bo mo knew not what a river
mearjt, or whero snow comes lrora; ann
a cow in apirturo was pronounced, ta
boa lion, piuiiuaaes oi uiese,poor
children can- never have Been ft. prim-.
rose by lhe river'a brim, or heard the'
song; of tho lark." '' : ' ' " 1
Moral Reform in New York City.
The "Disbanded Volunteer," Writing;
from Now York, says: .
"The groat cause of. Morril Reform,,
in which I take a deep and solium in
trest, peers to be progrCBsin ' in this
city with the Telocity of tellygratnc"
lightening. This is prencipally owlngr
to the stand that ffie Herald has taketf
agen the legs at Niblo'e.. Theetrictort
of that spotleBs jernal on the. liallet
gals at that establishment lies aro'usoi
a tremendous feeling everywbar. Tba"
respectable community kennot realize
that tho pcttycaVs'is as actaally asshort
as tho Herald represents Ihein to beK
and hons they q in crowds every j
night to soe er the horrid talo hat not.
betm exagerated. This it the , rosin
why Niblo't is eecb a regular' Jam." 'In
coarse, it will only last untel all the.
Christian mon andwimmin in the'eity
has eeen for tharseives wot the thing
s, arter which they will visit the place.
of sin no more. Aa to the reprobate
whom Satin is bound to hev by' hook
or crook, they will continue to go at
uihal ; and relying on that patronage,'
the managoment have .renuda thar en-'
gagomeatt with all the bnty and torn-'
raetry at present perlorming in tnt;
peace, in the moantimo-tbe tree model'
artist exhibitions on the Broadway,
sidewuy walks, cumi off. as horotofor
every day atwix tho howrs of i and 5,t
in tne aitcrnoon, ooortn wnicn inaor
val places on all the hotels stoops;
along the Una of procession are at a
nraniram."; - - - v ' -1
A Queer Joke.
K ; the Quaker President of a ,
Philadelphia railroad.'daring tho' con
fusion and panic last fall, called upon '
the W Bank, with which tha road
kept a large regular account, and ask-1
ed for an extension Of part of its papor
falling due in a toWj days. .Tha iiaiiici
President refused rather abruptly. I .
"Mr. IC , your paper mutt, be paid,.
at maturity we can not renew it.",
"Very well, our Qaaker friend replied .
ana leu tne unnn. ixo um not let vus
matter' drop here." On leaving tho'
bank ho went to the depot - and tele-'
graphed to all tha agents and conduct
ors on the road to reject the bills on tha)
v -f lianlc. in a low hourt tha;
trains began to arrive, full of the panlc,
bringing the news of the W - Bank
all alon the line. Stockholders and
depositors flocked to the bank, quaking'
with panic, inquiring thus: What's'
the. matter? la the bank broke,"- ic.,'
Ac. . A litt'e inquiry on the part of tha
oflicors showed that thit trouble origi-'j
natod in the rejo'ctiou of the bills by,,
the railroad agents. Tho President,
seized his hat and rushed dowb to tha t
Qnnker's office and camo bursting in q
with this inquiry: "Mr. K hava
you directed therefusal of our curren-'
cy by your agents V "Yes," wis the
quiot reply. "Why is this? It will ru- 1
in ns." "Well, friend L-t , I suppoa-
od the bank was going to - fail, as it t
could not renew a. littio paper for ua j
this morning." It isneedltMit to ear
that M. It-. renewed tha Quaker s .
paper and enlarged his lino cf discount ,
while the magto wires carried ad ,
around to every acjtnt tha aedativa"
message: "Tha W r-.Bafik is " alt
right. The tnay'ka 'all itt purre-"