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"Brick" Looking for meteors
Chapter the "Tooth" Time.
[Form the Lacrosse Democrat.]
Lsst week we published "Brick's"
experience on the .fiiet.night of hi
tar-guiling. . How our editorial astro
nomer succeeded the second night may
be learned by rending the following
froin the New York Sunday Dispatch
of November 18, which say :
We open our gossip department with
an original article just received lrom
tli pea of our oeteeiued Western con
tributor, 'Urick" Pomeroy, who haa,
it seems, been looking out for
" - antTEons.
I saw them I the meteor by moon
light alone. They came two abreatt,
like twins 1 My tit f t night at ho bus!
nets ras not a sucCcks cuune the me
teors, haa pt star-ted on time.. But
there were not so many nu-teoia ae the
papers said there would be. There waa
not a. meteor lor each pnper, let nlons
thoso who watched." Alter removing
myself from the chimney, I felt like a
dying sinner, quite certain that .my
latter ' end was not to be a rucceas.
Smoked glass is good, but a amoked
Brick is not good. Nor is a too well
burnt ditto. My friends laughed at
me. I was the butt of ridicule. I did
not enjoy their jokes on such a tender
theme, so I tried to look stern, and 1
'did. . ' ' '
But I was bound to see the m'teora
The Herald eaid they were coming,
acre. Tl.o Herald knows I Thaller-
iia otTtr nid a rie i ino JieralU is
George Wellington the second. Goko !
The -KcfrtlU supported the meteor
ticket. i.O'l. of coursA. tt'didti't win..
a iitj tan so quicit u;ry nre not seen.
Uut why tins d'grcsaiuni raiu soul and
I wanted to see the raeteoia. I look-
ad for news from a friend op there
atartlmg new. . l be - root was too
rough for me. My apirit soured aloft;
So lil i I 1 took pluce. by the open
window, I eat there between mid
night and the next morn, and between
two chairs. There is no law aguinat it
Says f ' Sj.n,; 0H hailf Hut they did
not hail. . I wauted consolation. I had,
a. .bottle' full got it at a epirituera
arourrd the corner, It had a downward
tendencyr Then' IUaa- my Jemima
come in to comfort me. Sweet star is
myJymima: She it jipta njoteor
artnply irfircd star I - - - ' -
Then I had books brought in ; then
gig-backed sofa," on whidh I could ro
cline sidewise, to look at the meteors.
HA3 lots of books.' ' Homer's drooping
eyelid, the "Woman in White," ' All
Alone," "In the Dark" "Mary had a
Little Lamb." I looked for the mete
ors but they came not Solomon in all
Ms glorr wua not a, raid like .one of
these; I lookfd t the papers they
aid the meteors were, on the tramp,
sure. Couldn't see it. Then I looked
st Jemima,' my fixed star, high in the
Uruianiojjt. , . ;.
Twinkle. toliikt Httte Ur, "
11. i:i,d. j. ! ly, a jriiu are T
- ' jTo meteor ytt,' I looked at the moon
all serene. Ihen I looked at the mil
ly -way, the cream of the meteor joke,
as it went skimming along over head.
Then I loelsed at Orioii. Ko nftteora.
Then I looked at Little Bear. It look
ed well.' No meteors, yet. The stars
were peaceithle. They would notaboot.
They were different from my Jemima's
father. OUdeurf
.-While warming on th. chimney-top
I took cold in my head. A dabbed bad
code id A 'cud t that. vtry body
jn our ward took a code id de 'eadl I
at by the window, and took another
vode. Jemima took some, too. She
aid meteors was s humbug. She re
.tired io4ir rest. I turned ou the gas
nd ..read., much, books. No rooteora
?tt. ' I read 'BaxteWa Coatsrsion of
-30's, and bis Stint' Reat, in this bo
ou,t my heart-stricken; oh, dearl I
-read five works on astrology, - aatrono
my,' and the astoroids, buV no meteors
came to bless me. I read poetry, Pt.
nt-offlc reports, snd fittod myself to
give an entertainment by repeating
from : memory -. Applelon'a Railway
Guide, or' the condition and amount of
the National debt. No meteor yet.
The eurtain went up, bat no display.
-The stars had removed their ahootiDz
gallery.. ; I read my books ; 1 drank
pil spirituous' decnter dry; apdas
my Jemima had gone my fixed star
bad 'gone ofl'J sought the arms ef
Morpheus .. I slept.' 1 dreamed, J was
happy -in my agony for I warned to see
the iLSteora.j JJreamed I went to lea
ven.' Heard an angel call roe knew
She was so angel, crb,e would not lv'
ME
VOL.M.
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NO. 20,
called uie oft in the stilly night. Then
I saw th stars. I wan in the way.
They wer ,hooting all about mo. I
slept,' dreamed, and. dodged them.
uoogea ioi oi mem. soon oaesiruc 1
me. '
T a vnlrA TKa tnAfntnA hit m trAt
The roosters were crowing over the !
papers. Jemima, my fixed star, stood
in the bed-room door, serenity on her
face, a night-cap on her head, and a
water-pitcher in her hand. She was
the angel I had heard. Aslwus rub
bing my eyes, the water-pitcher came
waiting through the air and lit on my
head. h It lit radically, Jemima had
fixed mo. All day she called me fturn-
sidcB. Now she was cnilirg out, "Come
Oid Aatronomy, aiu't you comin' to
bed t" Paid 1 What lor 7 ' Said She,
None of your bumnca I" J And I went
as with one accord. I left much arti
cles in the room by the open window.'
Jeniin a had been on the aling. Gentle
Jemima but she had a stout arm; she
had hoiated ut me the spittoon; she
had projectiled her shoes at me; she
had slung her bottle of Night Bloom
ing beriousness at me ; she had show
ered wash-bowl, water-pitcher, combs,
brushes, tbe towel-rut a, sosii box, nail
briifli, at me t No wonder I saw stars
ns 1 enjoyed these broken slumbers, in
pieces at my feet, She had thrown ev
ery thing but her waterfall at me when
1 awoke and. sought my rest witb no
martial cloak around roe, except, ex
cept .Washburn a-Memphis umloriu
could be called martial. When the
next meteors come, don't fail to let me
know.
,
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" Star-tlingly thine.-'
BRICK" POMEROY
Scandal at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jual now the lovers of scandal here
are having a nice little piece eervod up
fry Madame Rumor, with ' rdore oi
truth in it than is usual with her ro
pasta. A she gives it, a young gen
tleman of this city waa paying his dis
tresses to a young lady also a resi
dent her. Another young lady took
a liking to the Iichu, and concluded to
cut out the first named ' young lady,
which she did, and the young man be
came engaged in marriage to her. The
injured fair one's feelings were turned
to gull, and she, revolving. on war to
the hilt, in revenge, threw herself in
the way of her former lover, and per
mitted herevlf to be seduced. She then
notifies him that he muat "com down
with the dust" to. the tune of a round
thousand, or else she will sue. him for
damages. lie, in return, threatens to
prosecute her for seducing him, if she
should pere'st in her demands. Young
lady No. 2 then comes in with her de
mands, claiming that she haa a right
of action against lady No. 1 for tho in
jury of her feelings and repntation, on
HCcount of the conduct of young ludy
No. I toward her acceptod lover. At
last accounts no progress in unravel
ing the web had bovi) made. Grand
Rapids, Mich., (Nov. 21.-) Correspond
ence of tho Detroit Tost.
Short Dresses.
The New York papers apeak of the
lutest style of short drcaees as already
in genera use in Broadway, Accord
ing to the Hriild they are very popu
lar both with ladies and gentlemen.
With the former, doubtleas.'on account
of convenience, and with the latter on
tVim, irwti.nl tf M.r,i.f,m v TKu I rilit
style of trailing skirts wuich swept In
their truin all the itaicofthe streets,
were not only very inconvenient and
tedious to look at, but expensive to
keep in decent trim. One hundred),
dollar trsils to, are very gorgeous in
drawing-room, and on the swoop of
liruaaela and velvet carpets, bul ?a
brooms to sweep dirty streets they
excited more diagust than admiration
und beside gave very flattening blows
to even plethoric pocket books. We
shall look ' with interest to see our
Western ladies adopt this style. The
Now York Herald say :
"Nothing can be more comfortable,
more becoming and more convenient
than tho latest etylo of small crinolines
and short : dresses.. Ladies can now
walk 'without dragging their skirts,
and rido in curs and omnibuses with
out taking up three times the amount
of pace for which they pay. Some
women with large ankle have com
plained! of the laat fashion upon the
ground that the ladies' feet are pon.
spicuously displayed ; but we have yet
o l.rn th it ia mn in,idli..ut.
uivd rri
for a lady to show her fee. than for S
gentleman to show hi and gentlemen
dysplaying their pedul ex
tremitie these thousandsqf years with-
' - "
remark.
SO" A man in JJacotah thinks he
ha found paradise. Hear him "No
! income tax,-no internal' revenue, no
1 spiea to see if you treat a friend on
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wu.-,. .wri.?v... iw, UV ig
. w r r uouniy iuou.
And, toond'jt with,- the(Indins and
half-breeds can't tell one greenback
from another; so all our one are ten."
5T Th London Times says that
when fhe English people sr
Jigsnt and s well conditioned
as mte).
for self-
government ss the American. kr
will bs danger in aniversal su&sgs.
Wonders of the Valley of the
Amazon.
j T""y of tLe Amazon and develop its
I wonderful resources.
I Many tropical fishes are brilliantly
fttripel, epotted avnd colored. rf One ha
, ,, . ., ..
broad, bluck ' plaids upon a golden
". wave me river anu iravei jor
i mile on land. Professor Agassis has
i
Tina chilly weather males u
Jag to linger with Agassis among
fill
the
palm and. rainbow -colored fishes of
the Amnzorii " I did not mesh "to'" toll
P moro about these enticements 'of
the tropic, but how "an I help, wheii
they are so entertaining?
Since I last wrote we have been led
into the secrets of the palm-tree's heart
the palm, loftiest, most aspiring, the
woman, the poet of trees. - It seems,
after ail, to be an enormous variety of
grass, as the fibers of the trunk, and
veinings, and divisions of leaves, will
show. Prof. Agassis, with his tisual
infectious enthusiasm, explained the'
ecOhomy of nature in so arranging the
broad and crowding palm leaves upon
their stems that each should receive
the utmost possible share of all sur
rounding influences sun, air, Ac. lie
described picturesquely the ' foliaceoua
columns, with their glory of. light,
archiug leaves above and symmetrical
flutings beneath, the scar lett by fallen
stems of years betore. He hud looked
about and thought if architecture had
first been developed in a tropiaul re
giou we should huve had, not Corjn
thian and Gothic" columns, but some
thing iu which palm vegetation might
perpetuate that beauty of nature which
is so impressive every-where. ' And
the decorations of these lofty arches
were as exquisitn us their symmetry.
Every where cling trailing vines, orch
ides with large white flowers delicious
ly fragrant, and the bananas ataud su
perb' with their drooping, crimson
blossoms.
It ia an interesting fact in chemistry
that sometimes where two ingredient
form a combination, the same
resuil
can be produced by the withdrawn! ot
one and the substitution of another in
gredient. We find tbe same law in
vegetable life, At th North our fruit
trees, pears, apple, cherries, &c, are
broadly classed in one family. It is
the rose family. In the Amaion val
ley the rose does not exist;' but the
fruits whirl) tofnspond with ours are
also of one family, the myrtle.
In closing this lecture Professor
Agassis called attention to the practi
cal resources of Brazil, which are
startlingly numerous: ornamental
woods, richly perfumed oils, ropes .of
palm fibers, strong an' light, and now
used in the English navy, medicinal
plants, dye woods, and fruits to which
our importations from Havana are
mere stunted refuse. He had seen at
Para a display of a hundrod utid sev
enteen varieties 0 wood, collected
within n space of half asquaro mile.
Yet there ia no su sr-mill in the valley:
the tree are hewn with hatchets into
inch boards.' He truated that some of
our Maine lumbermen and our trading
ships would bo tempted to visit the
' ground; one has eacn scale variegated
..I , , .L.I
with yellow blue and orange, so thai
the combined -street, when it dajts
through the water, ie . indescribubly
brilliunt. Some are red, some bright
green, and aoiuo have purple or crim
son stripea and spots. Tuey also have
often curious appendage about the
nose, elongated jaws, or nostrils, or
fVinge of feelers that resemble Eng.
whisker, One fish has , so Bhort
an upper jaw , that the stroiig teeth
with which tlie lower jaw i provided
have no corresponding ones to meet
th In ia Mvutnr lit r..lAra ..m-
feet in length,
which it can elevate
like a fishing rod, and thus, us it lie
hid in the mud, seise prey and drop it
into the waiting mouth below. ' One
. - i .p 7 . .
fumily, the Culluhthj, has the power
' ?f secreting so much water as enable
stf.n m.AX,i' 91. aaav ar II. ia Mialam.a a n 1
VI VV II RIVU inciu sat' wit I a UlSltlU V V UJ
has even known of their making .their
way up the rough bark of trees. A
gentleman, our consul at Surinam,
wrote him that, with tho same shot,
be bad brought down a parrot and one
these fishes.
They build ft nest something, like
I J
' tbat ,it the stritkla-batk. but kirr
fcd of t.oarieP materials. Hero tin v
deposit egg end sit upon thtin. An-
other family collect in tbe trunks of
trees. A hollow loir has been enthin
i In which seven of these fishe of rood
sis, bud crowded themselvc: , they
'were so closely packed that he wa
oblic-ed to srlit ths loff in order to ro-
move them, and ha could not vet. nn.
tlexsUsi Ltw tby ever moved about
in such a close mass. Of one family of
fish the fat has the pmptrty of discol
orngthe ttAi of any animal thatleaJs
upon it. and sometimes producing an
eruption. The Indians lake advantage
of this to produce the bright yellow
spots which we often see upon . gmn;
parrots. They, feed the birds upon
the fat of thifc flsh, and the eruption
thereby produced change its feather.'
There are in our cabinet, a number of
parrots which we had clesaifivd as of
different species on account of these
yellow, markings,' which we now find
to be a mere prod Oct of the log uity .
of thesavages. ' I
site; if is often fifteen feet in length,
and is the beet of the Amason vaK y,
forming tbe-principaf food of the In
d'vans. Borne of t lie fiab are very'tbrm-
idable sad muck feared by travelers, i
They have wide mouths , aimed with
sharp serrated teeth, and will quickly
cut out a piece from the tVsh of any j
animal.. A cow or mule that should
fall into the river wonld be devoured
the space of an hour by. these tUh I
ea. Onafamilr atronlv rmW. ih.
electrical eel with which we are sc-
only tlify are more highly
charged with electricity, so that one of '
int. r .uu p.er.u. lor . man
willingly to bear. Alter three or four
strong shocks, the electricity is for a
time exhausted, 40 that the natives, as
Humbolt has told, when they under
take to rapture these eels, drive mules
into the river to receive the firstshocks
of electricity, ahd afterwards secure
their prey with comparative ease. In
the next lecture we are promised Trot.
Agassit's theory of the origin of fishct,
and something also of the reptiles and
bird of Braail. Boston correspon
dent of the Sprinjrffeld Republican,
Amazon. A Sable Suitor.
j
; 00ly EmP'"r naii-losen Mrs. the
liah odoruses. Be this as it may, her want
of courtesy has cost the heads of quite
number of unfortunate Englishmen,
nd "ill coet a still larger quantity to
It lorms that although Queen Vic
toria is somewhat advanced in year,
and the mother of a large and quite
interesting family, she has not been
wanting in royal suitor since the death
of the prince-consort. In distant Ab-
i yinia reigns a sooty emperor, known
as Theodoru. who, in the course of
1 events, heard of the bereavement of
Ins potent cousin of the far-off Isles
Having a pity Tor her misfortunes and
an eye to her empire, the sable mon
arch sent the widowed queen a letter
containing a formal proposal of mar
riage. The otter was treated with si
lent contempt, or at least no reply was
sent until ins ssoie majeaty, conclud
ing that he had been intentionally in
sulted, seised all the Englishmen that
happened to be in his dominions, An
envoy was sent out to demand er ne
gotiate for their release. At length
the charming widow has been'induced
to send an autograph letter fj her nv
age suitor, letting him down, it is sup
posed, a easily as possiblo, and asking
the release of her subject. We doubt
if it will . rff-ct the object desired, as
the latest intelligence informs ns that
the queen's subjects, as welfas her en
voy, had paid the pi nalty of her insult
ry leaving their heads m the posses
sion of the rxecutioners of Theodo
rus.' Of course Queen Victoria had a
right to decline the hand of the royal
suitor, but as she, as well hs nearly the
entire Ehglish nation, have advanced
the idea of the equality of the negro,
we cannot see the impropriety of The
odoi us in offering her his hand and
heart.
Had an Englishman- aspired to
mount such diszy height as to become
a suitor for her hand, we coald woll
imagine her haughty, indignation -of
the impudent subject. But Theodorus
has probably the blood of a hundred
IIIUIIHIVII9 vifUIBillE .liruuLB IIIB VVII1H,
wer t (TOWn M of Chrini,n'
pnnces of Africa;, and probably the
moat enlightened native ruler of that
benighted continent, and hadb accord
ing to English teachings, a right to a
respectful "No, sir I'"
But, as th old saying ia. there is no
accounting for a .woman' taste; or
perhaps, t"e Queen was jealous of the
. avenge iuem. nucn is love anu war
Plenty of Oysters.
nowever, as win appear irora w.e ioi
havebeen lowing fact : At an exhibition reoentlv
. tii t vav atvaiwae v ai w j nt .j vvs-
, lege, a portion of oyster spawn (eggs)
was exhibited under a magnifying glass
which by calculation showed that a
single oyster would produce 1,200.000
young. Should these all com to ma
of turity they would fill 1,200 barrel. If
From the immense quantity of oys
ters consumed every year, one might
fear that the supply of these delicious
i . . . r i .
. he!l nah would finally become exhaus
. ted. There is little prospect of thi,
tfa-i axw vita s-vi SI iir . B : tn iwaaaiTr :f I
nothing, hindered, this rapid propaira-
tion. me ocean must in a lew years tie
too small to contain the ovsters alone.
But there are myriads of other hungry
inhabitants of the sea which ftad upon
the oyster spawn ; other largef crea-
turrs eat them, and so by multiplyinr
and eating, an'i being eaten in turn,
there i food enough, for all, man in-
eluded, and the propor balance of in-
habitant in th ocean and on land is
kept up.
A Man Rat-Killer Brutal Scene
Among the "Fancy" in the
City of Brotherly Love.
PHILADELPHIA, November 24.
di,ting.,!, it from a hundred similar
4 t t
Pw" I h seen, except that behind
the usual tumblcr-and-decanter-loadod
counter running along one side of the
room, there stood not a hirsute bar
in . ..... r i i
lender bul fematkally . pretty and
J niodest looking younggirl. Nest
quainted. ly dressed and smiling, she presented
a strange contrat to the vulgar row-
j
Some time eince, we were induced
to visit a rril WiatcM,' in the nortLeru
portion of Pliiluilfcipuia, and, under the
guidance of a "knowing one" promi
nent in the sporting circles, faifnd our-
look i r
. , , . , , . .
tttT"'n. three story brick house with
tall sign pot. We reached thisplace
after traversing streets and alUys 1
had never seen before, but from my
previous knowledge of that part of th
city, 1 should judge wu not far from
Second and Poplar streets. On enter
ing the bar-room there was nothing to
j j ... . h l- -m, iurroIln(ll,(l.
It was a puiniul thought that site tutixl
have bad long experience, oung as
she was, thus to encounter unabashed
the brutal language, and still more
brutal looks of the ruffians she served
with drink. The greater part of the
company, in the intervals between
drinks, crowded round a stove .in the
middle of the room most of them
could be recognised at a glance as
sporis, gamoiers, suarj ers tun p:inpa,
there was also a sprinkling of students
from the medical college, and one or
two officers from a ship-of-war in the
harbor. The proprietor of the bouse,
a thick-set Englishman, seemed well
acquainted with my conductor, for he
not only furnished ticket for our ad
mission to the coining fight, but offered
to take us up stairs to see Li canine
menagerie. We accepted the offer and
climbed up to the attic, which smelt
badly enough, but not so bad as the
bar-room. Here there seemed to be
dog of all sises, sges, shspes and hues
the proprietor produced . two or t'm'i
pet puppies for our admiration, diluted
upon the superiority of his dogs, and
I then let us down staiis again to the
l.uln!l Mrl.ii.l. m-ua in tl.o npnki'
1,.-jst., .1 t v i , ii m w ill kuv v Hi i it i j , iii.
bly for security from the attacks of the
police. It was a daik, dirty . place;
rough plunk seats rose in tiers lrom the
pit in the center to the moldy, snail
tracked wall, with her and there a
gHslight sticking out iu a vain attempt
to enliven the dreary den. The rat
pit itself was circular, about six feet in
diameter, with a feuce rourvl tj keep
tho rats from jumping out. Tbe bot
tom was coveted with suwduat. The'
icats were soon filled, and then a bull
headed little man, dressed in fighting'
trim, shorts and tights, jumped into
the ring, and informed us that he wus
disappointed in the non-arrival of a
celebrated dog he expuctdd from Ntw
York, but that in order that w might
not lose our sport, the rats . would b
put into the ring, and he would either
match ajlog of hi own against them,
or kill them himself, just as wepleased.
The majority ot the crowd seemed, de
lighted at this, and howled out a re-
quest that ho would kill tucu himself.
A boy then brought in a large bug,
and, holding it by the corners, emptied
to dozen big ship rats out of it into the
pit, pretty much iu the style that Pro
fessor Anderson shakes out his egg
bug.; The unsightlyuniinai r.iniound
the pit for few seconds, trying to
jump over th fence, or find someother
mode of escape, but tailing in this they
collected in big black , ugly masses,
with their little eyesshininglikebouda.
The rat catcher then jumped into the
pit ahd knelt on one knee iu the mid
dle of it A confederate stood outaide
holdings stop watch, und all at once
gave the signal to begin Then camo
a horrible spectacle. Quick as light
ning the mau plunged bis hand into
the mass of rats, seized . one by the
back and carried it to hie mouth
thep a squeak and s crunch, snd th
lifeless carcass was tossed aside with a
broken neck. A soon at th rats
found out what was going on and that
there was no escape for them, they at
tacked tbe man, climbing up on hi
thiglia, but he was to quit k to let them
gtt higher;, be kept both hand busy
and looked as if he was . a magician,
) ullirg s constant stream of dead rat
ftcu hi mouth. . flkfore ss long ss it
aHllltSe
lias tskeh (6 bit ii, the tettom bthe
pit was dVerd with 'deail bodies
One of two ttfifVl sofvivor were
caught sal kiUol; and then, amid. ae
rlahiatton of delight from theaadienee,
(he fnafi Jumped up, fell M hp vVlnch
had born billon once or ,twirs, pfilled
the rat hsirwfrom between Ins teeth;
ahd winbed away the' tasU with d
glai of liquor, ' Such s !9CTiptioa
nsedH o frrrther coin 'neat. -Correi
ponJence Ken York Herald'. " "
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[From the Hereford(Conn.) Times]
A Planet in a Blaze-it is Our
Turn Neal.
Messrs. Editors: The belief that
this earth is eventually to be destroy-.!
by fire, is substantiated by the diutov
ery that planet, exceeding the earth'
in izo, hat ben subjected to ht sr
intense as to entirely annihilate them,
from the firruamer?t. , The keen eye o
the telescope, gathering rays from the
filanets which are visible and fised,'
las afforded to the vision of the atron
omer sufficient light for him ' to assert
that nearly two thousand of these stars,
have disappeared from the firmsmrnti
within the last four centuries. ' t
' A few evehlng sttlce, while watching
the firmament, with the moon at her
full, my attention was attracted to
large star which atood a few degreos
above the eastern horizon, and nppar
ently on fire. It Represented very
nearly a rcvclring ben coo light alter
nating in color first, its face presen
ted a bright crimson color, then follow.,
ed a pale bluish tint, then it would re
Up into its nufurul whiteness pre
senting all the phenomena of a lings'
confliigratioii when" acted upon br a
strong wind. I am of tho opinion thut
the slur was bcintr consumed by .fire..
Such lire the triumphs of true sci
ence, (winch always lead the ssn ra
tion of msn God-ward ) that the laws
wnicii nave prevailed in kingdoms not
made with hands, are used to erabel-,
lish the Word jf Truth... by the mental
research of tho noblest work of (?od
man. Who dared-spute the teachings
of tho revealod Word,lhnt this E.irth '
Hbail no more be overspread with wa
ter; but tln.t ihe time shau corns wben
our planet shall melt with fervent
heat. Unaffected by this deletion, who'
can say that other planets will not
keep up tneir revolution and track the
Heavens, still borrowing theirdazzling
splendor from the Great Central Orb.
REV. A. WEBSTER. MILLS
Lebanon, Connecticut. Dec. 1, 1866.
Lebanon, Connecticut. Dec. 1, 1866. The Effects of the Cable on
Trade.
, The A llantic cable seems to be work 5
ing a complete revolution in trade be
tween America and Europe, and as an
instance of tho extent to which this in'
done, and tf the celerity with which
the cable can transmit dispatches, it is.
announced that, J-ioglih orders upon
tue Sun Pw.neiseo markets for the pur-
cIihuo of the fiuo wheat of California
have passed through the cable and br
overland telegraph between London 1
ami Sn Franoisco. So promptly are.
these orders executed that weareir..
formed that advice of the purchase of
wheat have been returned to the Lou
don merchant who sent the orders in'
the moni.ing by the evening- of li e
same iy. . Upon diplomats relation:
the cable has a great influence, by
shortening.the time of fnniamnicatipn
between the United States, Govern-'
iner t and her Ministers abroad. The '
longest dispatch ever sent over t r ca- i
ble was one of more than 3,000 wo.' i
transmitted on Monday by Secretary,
Seward to one of our fore'n Idin's- '
ters. The coat of thin dispntrh, if in '
cyphers, as Government diapatchea ut
ually are sent, must have been st least
125,000 in gold. ' , .
Piracy and Murder on an Amercan
Vessel.
IJecent Jdvice from Hmg Kong,'
China, announce a horrible cose of pi-'
racy and murder The Aniertcau bri;4-
ant ne Lnbra being becalme 1 about 5 .
mile from Hong Kong harbor, was at.
tackedby a piratical Chin.eojuuk, v.i'
boarded by the pirate.
' The crew of the Lubra took to the.
rigijifg to avoid the. pirate cutleise.
and st ink pot. kindof liifnd grenade
ma le of earthen ware, which on ex-'
plosion emit intolerable fumes. ThV
pirates were about loriym number,
the crew of the hrigantiue five Aiuei i
cmi and three Chinese. Of the Amer
icas the Captain and three seaman"
were killed, and the three Chinese Cone
a woman) -were killed and their bodies
thrown overboard. Tiie Csotaiii had
his wife and two children on board.
and wus killed while holding hi wife
and daughter in hi arm, endeavoring
to get them aloft into the rigging: One
mute, one seaman, and .the- Captain's
wife remained on board arid nccoedt
in getting th vessel, pillaged of its
cargo, into port.
A truin and keg of powder was fixed
when the pirates left to blow Up the
brigantine with all on board, but th
seaman seeing the powder train drench
ed it. - .
tTf To what city iu Europe is
man going when he marries t ' , ,
Answer by happy pair Hi ' goinj
to Lonvain.
Young l;dy Oh I it's Nice.
Old maid It's Hsmburg.
m Solid Dutchiuan Bolorns.
" Impudeut Wlow To Brest
B.'iJgot Tfj Dublin, sum
it.
Practical parent llj s ro;nj
Havre.
j.S'vif'.in
to Ilousn t
old bacthtfbr UiV
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