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"They Desire a Better Country."
BY CHRISTINA G ROSSETTI.
BY CHRISTINA G ROSSETTI. I.
1 wonld tint If 1 rrm.d nnilo vnj pt,
rw Xlio' fuf Ha uke nil future ii a blank: .
Wypt, fur whK h 1 hay myw-lf tWttt,
Fnr atl tta Uultii una foil t nr. nnd
I WTUltl nnt pa, anew thf ,i4 oner
Ct ftrna; with iffwt th ..ittM-noae I drank.
Or break hy fp1ln fhr perMtnl ft.
1 wnaltl nt tf I muld; for mm h nnr dear
- 1 m isMnf-mfcriMH- Uan kuMrwl k- -
More Uiftn ft thoond h-poln luhiirei
)Mrr h n,nlf of nnwtoarfiil v-do
ri'blknr nifjiw, fit ..pind follow bre."
What ftp'kf"t tln-M fr In the unknown land
- In hnpee I (Vdkm Vy fcfirt
In h' nd firr(rtnt mw mid nors
A the dry dwrt lnnt)if..a out IU nand.
WhiltH day an.liiifh. I curry in my hand
Yh r J.Ven ky W of lite trotd Aim
of poMtn houi. yf nijr wefpHh anr
For he Ion Imirtipy that niimt nmke an UUtl.
Add who lnUii that Teilel fMh wulk with the ?
1,4, tin In lvtht Walkrth at my r.Hht;
Oua fil holda na bUh, and we arr troin.tl
To wlf-Miin li 'tne H! m the bind of HtfM '
HWniit thirti walkrM With him. wevth lit?
Home Hfihhliix wpp, ame wrrp tnd nlt o
A illmneptflf y1rjr fUmmflr hore
Thru" '!! ftnd diunre fr.-m the "parr Fringe,
A feint! tar l..ratin.f ft note
Hrhtw to tm anil iwmi to hrlrm na near.
' ('natotr tmr fare to rIw With hrar rhm-r, 1
Makinr thr arrlpd mtnta to Mand at...,
- fut1mita UtiiArwIth an antid-d?
Aud atrnMtlinitinK l aluio! torawt ont Mr.
Tilt for on niKinriit guidon rlty wilbi
Hia I'HntuH on n , K"ldfti wall of home,
!.tht (if our eyre until the darlm falla;
Then thro' thf mit i darkutiM burden 'me
1 har ftt'aln tit tt)dfr tcWp Itiat oalla,
Kulbw me hHlmr. f..ll.., rtr and .m.'
THE TWIN SISTERS.
;. "Well," wiia Neil Arlington, "for my
y.nrt I liv nrvor loved liut one wuiimn,
uul "lie unw uiy In'tlrr linlf."
I tfll vim" ri'!llol fillow nhiRfl conch
tr, jm Iibt jiil:uu'yoonrtiiliip. Now.
1 tm ooBifK-llfd to lore (wo lailii'H. '
"Y, sir, two lmlifH,"
' "Jliit you ltil not love tlii-m bolli like?"
"Now'iitmnRer, there wimjiiHt the lnu
Mm. 1 wiut tUinkiiiR of tlim noiHO ihltl
rnlty whfxi 1 ri'imtrki'J you biul u rufiy
"Yon rmfczle me !" ptolnimed Neil
Snppona yon rcliero our uiimU by re-
benrKM. - .
"It will fl'orit me ileHiire nil yon en
tertninmcut," rejuinod Ilia linnilsome nnil
ooiul fellow truTi-ler.
llere we Irnnetl forwarJ intent on hear
ing bow a man wan compelled to love two
Imlini with the annie. degree of lenror.
"Mt friend." aivid he. "If Ton ever viHit
Nw llnven. Colineetieut, von will hear
tlieoc expreaNiona: "Aa mm h alike na the
Orover RirlH," or thia: You fan no more
iliBtinpuiMh them than yon can tell Hue
' from Hnrnuih Orover." I aay, ladii-s iunl
m'litli insn, when a New Havener ia ilincnM
i'iimui(? a point of aimilitnde, be ia anre to
reler to the Urover Cirla.
"I had not been in Kim City nix weeka
before I heard tbeae eompnriaoiiH. I went
to thia plwe iutending to enter a buKineiw
firm. On my arrivnl I atopped at the Ton
tme. At thia hotel two k0""''1""" were
nriiinn a point ot law. it waa then I firat
heard thia lnnqoaRe, One apeaker wna
" proving that two expreaaiona maiuit hut the
. name tiling ml paralleled the two propo
aitioua with tne ootorioim tnina.
Now there In one thing 1 have in common
with women that ia curioHity. I own it,
aud will eoufeaa tbat I waa on nettle. Ner
er could I le appiaaed until I had a view
of these femalea.
"Tell me," aaid I to the book-keeper,
"are theaa (irover irU ho very niuoli
Are Ihey'f" aaiil he In aurpriae. "Well
I will tell you. .Mr. Miller, if you ran din
tiiiK"i"h them al't'-r a eek'a aeiinnintanee,
I will par yonr hill at thi hoime for the
balauee of your reaidenee."
"How can 1 aeethem ?"
' I II tll you. Ohaerva that l.riht-Iook-ing
gent with the white hat. 'Hint ia Mr.
I'otter, one of our rixin lawyera. He ia
intimate w ith the sihterH. Ohtiiiu an Intro
ductiou (o him, and he will aee you
"Are thine ladiea of yood nlnudiii '"
"Oh I HinoiiR onr flrHt people."
"Can Mr. I'otter diatinKniMi them?"
"Never, sir, never, nnd be looks with the
ye of a detective."
"How Iour baa he known them?"
Three tit fonr yenra, to my ceituin
knowledge. It may Ih loDnr. "
Thi determined mo. 1 eoonestuMiHhed
mrhelf with the lawyer by retaiuiUR him
iu an important caae. I fouud him more
than willing to aH'ord the iutroiluetioii, uh
be waH unxioua to aee the fix their identity
never failed to urente iu a ktruiiKer. X will
not forwt tbat flrHt interview. Two ex
ipiiaiteiy healltiful ladiea of tweuty enter
ed the room. I beheld dnplieat.'H. One
Wad the preeiae copy of the other. They
dreaaed alike, to a ribbon and a rin.
Their voliea and comiteuaneea ave no
clue. Then Ihelr motiona left you none
8nid i'otter: "Now take a i;o.l look-, for
I winli you to aee if you can identify
"Mr. Potter," said I, "yon willeinliarnina
"Not at all," aajd one. "We are ukoiI to
( thia," aaid the other. "It U the great
amuacmeut n Horded by onr reaciuMniice."
llere both apoko, but, on bouor.it all Hound
ed like one voice.
"Ladiea," aaid I. "pardon mo: I know
you are not horaea, but allow mo to look at
your teeth ?"
I deaired thia, ibieuiiug there would be
found aouie little apaek, indentation or ir
regularity that would evur nerve aa au in
dex. They exhibit their paarly rowa; Vit
after minute inveatigation, I waa no bettor
informed. I examined the finger naila,
then their hauda, atill 1 had no point of
diatiut tiou. and I gave it up thut hue and
Hannah might forever exchange placea
without detection on uiy part.
The ridiculous blunder of admirers wcru
fre(Ui nt. ManUiuuiakera, aboe mnkera and
tradea people iu general were continually
prevention Sue au account en aled by Han
nah, or telling Hannah aome lingo intend
ed only for the eara of Hue.
The beauty of the ladiea impressed me.
They were of niy atyle. An aconainutiice
oi two nionuia uemonatruteil tlieir auperi-
ority in ail roapecM. lu brier, 1 rouud uiy
elf io love but with which one ?"
When tender idea aroae, I found it juat
aa natural to one an to the other. Vea,
solemnly aver I waa in love- I bail the
I frequently took them out, yet never
knew whom I had. If ruv ladv would ouola
' Sue, I thought it clear I had Hannah, or if
xlannao waa mentioned, 1 believed I waa
beauing Sun. Indeed, it waa a mare matter
of nuth. - There wai no avidenco, for often
one palmed herself on me as the other.
Thi waa a chronic dodge, played on their
various admirers to suit convenience and
- insure rest A far as these gallants we-e
concerned, it was immaterial. Altuougb
one might be called for by name, the other
would do junt as well, no one being able to
uvieut ma ainerence.
I olten implored them to contra-distin.
finish themselves br some article of appa
rel or jewolry. Kut it was fruitless.
That wonld spoil onr fun," they would
xoiHim, as though 1 meditated some terri
. As I have told yon I was in love. I felt
that my happiness depended on tbe pos
session of one of these twins. But for
whom should I aak ths parent ? Honest
ly, it was no luuttar which one I had, aa
affection made no choice.
On a lovely eve in Hepteiuber, one siBter
was from home. Now, thought I, here is
a surety that 1 can talk a whole eveniug'to
one of this dual phenomenon. As she en
tered the parlor, aaid I, "How do yon do,
Miss Hannah r "You are wrong, air; it is
Miss Sue. " -Are you humbugging f 'Truly
not; I tell yon sincerely. You now address
Sz. Grover." 1 saw she looked unusually
tender, and taking advantage of her falter
ing voice and tremulous manner, I ilfclar
r.,1 m lore and h m'nrned it with all the
ardor of Sf lnip"p.ndtrnisinned natiire.l
I suniinodi'd thil old lolka: Join our iieyj
lion: gave ifiaapectH. ! U"'"'" " ,(,"
linl revcMtii!. -iho senior tlrovera gave
us lhir 'VI. -aiirji, nnd snitvd h that
they would iteP otlV eourle of fTTtO Move
"should run SDigoth.".. .
Itnt vi hat if tiint other r;irl m lo confe
in! What a pretty mix I How wonld 1
ever know my girl 1 Though npivn 1 aa-,
sure yon it would have mnde n6 dillerence.
I would have proponed to Hannah Jnal the
same. My only trouble waa in the mulii
liule of embarraHMiui'iita incident lo non
diatlngnishment. On thia p,ronnd I had a
I'.efore Hannah relumed, I invited Hue
to take a walk on the green. When op
poaite the centor of the church, I spoke of
the betrothal ring, and replevied her lo
pleaae let me aee the ring ehe wore. Hhe
took it off, and I carelessly played with it
to throw her off her i-n:ird then cnlling
ber altentior to a a party of atndenta, took
my Oongreis knife and drew the tile blade
through the inner part. It I. It A nice
mark, nnd by hi I hoped lo identify her
in future. On onr return to the hoie I
secretly poHtedhor pan nln. They Raid tlmt
I did properly tlmt it waHtimeSiie shonld
be recognized by ber aftlanced !
You think you arc smart," caiil h1u, ere
I left her.
Whv?" replied I.
'K)h Is responded she. "thai ring game
baa been tried by a half-dozen admire ra.
s ispicionod what you were lit, but thought
I would see how ninny bends would con
ceive the Maine plnn."
The next dav neither she lior her uister
wore a ring. One week after they resumed
them, but in neither waa there a mark. It
waa evident that I was to be out reneraled
and would have to depend on the discretion
of my intended nnd the goodneaa of their
At unrtiea I had severe (rials. I never
knew whom 1 took home, and even, when
home, would bilk a flood ot love to the
rong girl and receive a Inngli for my en-
tlinaiiiMin. "Hanuitl aaul I: "the cieum
of the ioko is I cau t be n vcut'i d, lor
iniidit hurt the wrong ldy."
The betrothal ring was given. Now,
thouL'ht I. Uiere la a termination to my
diaeouifeiture? Well, it did terininati" in
just-twenly-fonr hours.' Hannah took
Sue a ring, went to n jewelry aiore nnn or
dered one precisely like il, nnd bearing the
snme inscription. Moreover, sho charged
him to see that the engraving was counter-
feilcd beyond recognition. It was dono.
So waa ' I. Now w hat could I do ? Had
Hue been willing, I conld have schemed
fortv devicca. Itnt she relixhed the diah,
aud would never co-oiwrntc. Wedding day
cnine. I muat take a young lady on the
word of herself or parents. ell, anul
I meutnllv, "so I get one of the girls my
object will be accomplished." Tho cere-
monv waa rerforined beforo mi imiui'iise
throng in the largest church iu the city.
The bridal dress fortunately emiMcd lue to
adhere to one. Congratulations being over,
my bride and I journeyed to Niagara, and
inspeeteil several ( anaitiancitieaiiiul towns.
"Ah ! aaid I, lovingly, ui my wile, "Mn
darline. 1 will know vou now." "How ?
aaid she. "Hy tho diamond ring,-' replied
L "Uoutbe too sure, i larence. "An:
laughed I, "Hannah will not annoy me
anv further." lint nl.ia for our earthly
holies. My beloved told her aister the
name of the New York importer, mid on
our ret nrn a amnll band was proffered, on
which was a lac almilie of the hrniul gill.
Sue now went to ber room, ami attiring
herself ia one of the twin garbs, I was
again unable to recoguie my own wifr.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, business
suddenly called me to New Oil, huh. While
there my treasure died. I was grieved, yet
from the fact that Hannah lived, niy a;oii
waa but temporary. I returned I., weeks
after the funeral. Mr sister-in-law wore
neither betrothal nor diamond rings. There
wna nothing to be gnined by it, and .they
were laid aside. My friend , I inu e.
tremely sensitive ; u iuero child; yet be
lieve me, w hen I tell you th it the presence
of Haunuh una a perfuet aud speedy
restorative. It impossible for liu
lo wcii. Was she not the same
Sue iu all respects? True, when I saw the
family sad, I was troubled ; but only
account of their griel. 1 had none of mv
own. All that I loved was iu exact dupli
cate, and that moved before na ol yore.
Yea, I confena that uo husband ever suft'ere,
In eighteen mouths I st.s.,1 in the same
church, and it seemed before the same con
course. An Hannah was picii to me
the holy state of matrimony, it appeared
that I waa enacting a farce aud reiuai iviiif
my own wrrr !
An Old Setter to Walk from San Francisco
to New York.
Vrum the Hun Fraud n rlin.til, le, Airtl h..
We are informed that Mr. Francis I 'rosliy,
unold gentleman ! years ol age, iuteinls
to make an overland trip Irom San Fran
cisco to Naw York on fool, starting from
the l'liia on the l.'illi of May in l. 'J o
most men ot such an age a walk of 3,ikHi
miles would aeciu nn impossibility. Hut
to one like him, w lio came to thisstati) as a
hunter nnd trapper as early an 1H I0, uml
has spent more than a quarter of n cen
tury among the Indian trils s of California
and Arizona, aneU a feat ia but an ordinary
occupation. Though having lived beyond
the "three H' ore nnd ten" years allotted as
the life of man. Old Crosby is younger,
physically, tliau most men of 1(1, nud is a
splendid Hptcimvii of tlio old stock
of American frontiers-men whoso ex
ploits furnish the maUrinl for Ming
and story. Tall, and straight n a hickory
napling, standing fivu feet eleven iiiehca iii
mn iiiiH-eiisois; every IIIIIO perlect in hVIll-
metry; a handsome full face, bronyed' bv
expoHiuv; with a bright, clear, blue eve.
which speaks of beuevoh nco and deter
mination; his hair uml beard us white as
the suows that crest the Sierra Ncvadaa,
full and flowing over hisbreasla mid shoul
ders, he forma a picture such as au artist
would ue incused lo st inly. Such is the
man who Intends lo make the trip overland
without using railroads or .hteaiiiboats.
Speaking the language of most of the Iu.
iiiiins mul dwell on the plains, he suy. he
ueeus no store to supply his wants, us tin
Indian never molest those who treat then
Mr. Croeby Informs us that in tbe spring
of IHIUI be trapped for beuvor on the Yuba,
u.-i.i mo mi me present city of Marva
ville. At that time the whole, country via
full of Indians and game of all descriptions
and Calilonua waa the linebt rouutrv in
thewoi" lor the hunter and trapper. 'The
r,.,..... u , ,.,, willllu a
few days froui Arizona -where he has lived
lor m arly twenty years- thinks California
has changed since In. last haw it. Hu will
find, before be reaches the end of his
journey, thut tlia whole world bus changed
muee.be left Now York, his native citv
nearly a hall a century ago- betore stemi,.
boats, railroads, or telesrnnliHwca
He will be a living Kip Van Winkle among
the New lorkers, if he makes tbe trip sue-
i:'uoi. aivtsuii.- a uontist in
leuna receuuy snppnea Alndame da B.
luuy wen snowuin taoiilonnblo circle, with
a splendid set of false teeth, worth about
$2U0, and waited with exceeding patience
forpayment Finding that tho ludy "made
no sign," he applied, after three months
bad elapsed from the dale of rtnlivnn- I.
letter, for the discharge of his claim. ' No
answer, a lortnignt loter be wrote a-mm,
in somewhat stronrrer Innoimnn i.,,r
ceived as little notice of Ins second as of
his nrst application. Dntormined to have
his money, and to be even with M..,i,..
da B., for hor discourtesy, he inserted in a
small itnbnrban paper the following adver
tisement: "A maornnennt sot nt se f.nrl.
justing enameled teeth to be sold dirt
cheap.. I hey are doily on view in the
mouin oi juauunieiii, jj., (full nameJ.Htadt,
Ho and 8o street. No. ." 'I'l, nn he en
out the slip, aud enclosed it to the fair de
faulter iu an envelope. Two hour after
the bill was paid, and Madame deb., hoped,
aa the paper iu which the advertisement
appeared was an insignificant one, that she
had heard the lost of her barcai n : but t h
leading journal of Vienna have got bold
of the story, and no tooth have tuade such
sensation since Cadinua's famous crop.
A MUSICAL SENSATION.
Runaway School Girls and Puraning
Parents—Love and Muck—A Soprano
In Tears, and a Disappointed Public.
I The loungers about V Willirtiantif
depot, on J,Uui-(thy morning, were delighted
by a sensation, . (Jorgeous tu fadid green
velvet keis were the Hibernian Minstrels,
who iiaU UoliMlUeO-uia villagers uie pro-,
vions nighf, and were wailing for the train
Inr Now Uritatn. where thev were annonne-,
1 to appear Saturday evening. IlndiatiW
In tlna Imml or aingers were a conpie oi
girls -one a daahing brunette, and the
other a. blonde with golden hair, who
fiaurcil on the boarda aa alto and aonmno.
and on the programmes and show bills aa
the favorite Desmond matera. l.if4nny
thev tripped alsint the platform, occa-
aionally warbling a note or two Just by
way of' giving a little vent to their hnppu
nesa, provoking admiring comment Irom
the men aud envious oblique glances from
the women. , . ,
Pnnctnnllv on tune the whistle of the
l'rovidence train was heard j there waa a
rush for the sitting-room for sundry
little packages 'and extra w rappers, nnd
then a rnsh out again as the ears stopped
at the depot. One of the firat pasat iigcrs
todiHcuihaik from the train wna a man
about medium height, of light complexion,
aud features that strikingly resembled those
of the fair-haired soprano of the Hiberni
ans, He glanced rapidly and inquiringly
nlswit tbe rrowd on the platform, until he
saw "the liesiuoml sisters.- lie started
for the blonde, took her by the hand and
started for the depot, when Inith threw
themselves npnn a lenrh, fell Into ench
others' nrms and burst into tears. I he
brunette followed them in ami seated her
self upon the same bench, with a troubled
expression npon uer countenance. And
then till the louts, to wiioni Hie arrival nnu
departure of trains at the village depot is
tne cnici evenv in ineir nam- lives, rein
forced by curious imsseugers and voi'iferous
bootblack nnd newsboys, rushed in after
them, formed a ring five or six feet deep
around the sorrowful trio, nud, influenced
br no feeling of delicacy, gazed npon them
as though they bad nevnraecn grief before.
The tableau was broken up lv tne de-
pot bell that signalized the departure of
tlio train, loiioweu iy me "nil anoaru oi
TIict took the ears nnd went on togetl
er. All those, thirty mile and upward,
they were in close converse, which wns
varied by nn interview with the mnnnger of
the troupe, nud when the train reached
Hartford they disembarked and took the
cars for Ilost'on, looking anything but tho
angelic creatures they appeared lu W1
maiitic. The Hibernian troupe traveled
on bereft of its brightest ornaments nnd
most cheerful attractions.
The rest of the story is soon told. The
two cirla were from Illinois. Indulgent
parents had sent them to ltoaton to finish
their musical education. They became
tired of the restrictions of boarding-school
life at the hub, and sighed for aouicthing
like the freedom of their native prairies,
An advertisement in a paper for nil alto nud
soprano for a concert troupe ottered nil
opwvrtnnity for a change. Tney up
plied for the ikmiIioii, and were ac
cepted. While traveling in Maine the
soprano saw nn uncle in the audience, nnd
came near bunting on the. stage. She,
however, finished her piece, nnd jdonding
indisposition, left the ball and the city be
fore the nstonishod relntive could have nn
interview with her. lie, however, apprised
her lather, who, attar following the troupe
Irom jiohioii, nveitiHik it nl wiiiiinantic.
As "love is the soul of a true Ii iHliiuan,"
it will not excite surprise that the brunette
found mi admirer nnd a lover in one of the
performers of the troupe, who will follow
tho object of his adoration, nud thereby
indict further loss on the luckless manager.
Kor nbvioiu reasons we suppress the real
n.ime-i. -.VnwM, fban., HnlMip.
The Seven-shilling Piece.
Many a true story hna been told to illus
trate the sacred anying, "t.'oit thy bread
upon too waters, etc. Jrew thing are
more pi. ssiuit in tbe history of a life than
I ti nu .liiviiin ll.ii r.nm.1 . lUllt II. nt n
ueiitlemau. whom we shall call Mr Thoino-1
a. in u-s ioala.1 iril i qimiioI . n, .. u.n.,.1.
anc'holv look, in his drenrv back fisiiii.
wutchiuollna clerks piynig away tlmiisands
ot )ounda hourly. 'IhompHoii was a banker
of excelleut credit there existed, perhaps,
iu the cily ol l.omlon, no aater concern
than that of Messrs. Thomson A Co. ; but
at n moment such as I apeak of, no ration
al reflection was admitted, no former sta
bility was looked to; a general distrust
wiw felt, aud every one rushed to his bank
er's to withdraw his hoard, fearful that tho
next instant would be too lute, forgetting
entirely that this step, of all others, was
the most likely to insure the ruin he Nought
to avoid. .
Hut to return.' The wealthy citizen sut
gl.Himily watching the outpouring of his
gold, and with a grim smile listened to the
clamoroiiH demands on his cashier; for al
thoiiih he felt norfcctlr ensv and sec urn as
to tint nltimate strength of his resources.
yet be could not repress a feeling of bitter
ness us be aaw constituent after constituent
rush in, mid those whom be fondly
iinagiued to I mi his dearest friends, eugerly
assisted in the run nistn hi strong box.
Presently tbe door opened, nud a atruiiuer
wua ushered in, who, after gazing a mo
ment at tho bewildered bunker, coolly
drew a chair, and abruptly addressed him:
"You will pardon mo, air. for aHkiuc a
strange question: but I am a plain man,
ana like to come straight to the point,
"Well, sir?" impatiently interrupted the
1 have heard that you have a run on
your bank, air. Is it true?"
"Jleally.' mr, 1 must decline Frenlvinir to
your vury extraordinary query. If, how
ever, yon have any mo'uey in the bunk, you
bad better at one draw it out, and so aat-
isly yours. 11 ; onr coaliier will luatuutly pay
you, aud tho bunker rose -as a bint for
tlm stranger to withdraw.
"Fur from it, air; I huvo not one six
pence in your hands."
"Thi n, may 1 ask, what is your business
"I wish to know if a small hum would
aid you at this moment ?"
"Why do you ask the question ?"
"liocmise il it would I should gladly pay
in a small deposit."
The money-dealer started.
"You seem surprised ; you dou't know
my jieraou or my motive. I'll at onoe ox
pliuu. Do you recollect some 2(1 yeura ago,
when you resided in Essex?"
"Well, then, air, perhaps you huvo not
lorgoiien tne tnrupiKe gate through which
you paused daily. My father kept that
gate, aud was often honored by a few min
utes' chat with you. OneChriatinas mnru-
ing my father Was sick, and I attended the
tou-hur. On that day you passed through,
and I opened the gate for you. Do you
recollect, sir ?"
"Not I, iny friond."
'No, sir; few such men remembor kind
deeds, but those who nre benotiu-d by them
unworn lorgct taeni. i am, perhaps, pro-
ua, usicu, uuwever, oniy a le
and I have dono."
The bnnkor, who began to fool interested
at once assented.
"Well, Bir, as I said before, I threw open
the gate for yon, nnd, as I considered my
self in duty bound, I wished yon a happy
ChriHtimts. -Thank yon, my lad,' you re
plied, 'thank you, and the aametoyou;
here is a trill.) to make it so, ' nnd you th row
me a soven-shilling pioce. It wus tho first
money I ever possessed; nnd never shall I
forget my joy on receiving it, or your kind
nine ou uesiowiug ii. x long ireusured It
and as I grew np added a little to it, till I
was able to rent a toll myself. Yon left
that part of the country, and I lost sight of
you. ariy, jiowever, i nave tieen getting
ou: your present brouuht anod fortune with
il, I am now comparatively rich, and to
you i consider i owe it ail. Bo this morn
nig, neanug tnui mere was a run on your
bank, I collected all my capital, aud have
brought it to loupe with vou. Ill eana it mn
be of any use, 'Iiere it is, air- here It is;"
aud be handed a bundle of bank notes to
tbe agitated 1 bouipsou.
"In a few diva I'll call urn. in " tiwt Ub
ing up his bat, the stranger, tbrowingdown
his card, walked ont of the room.
firtt "l(oMFf" AirVtNi4-rwArto.--Sc!Bie
peopfejisfe thotwht'that :tha Iiemnrratio
1 . t a i;illltr.n l.n-.l. ' .,
.. nr. ,,. r, . . v.w ,.itini, nu1 f 1 1
cluXrilnble in trritieising Otmnt's ippiilit
mentti. The attention of siich Is ftivited to
the following ot'ervitions of "l. W. H-,"
the Well known Washington correapohdeiil
of the Independent, in bis thi week's let
ten r- , . liio- l k. : ';.
"Neither the President nor the Senate act
npon, rule or principle in the Ailing of offi
ce. lam compelled to say: that
some of the appointments were not fit to be
mnde; nnd unless more enre in exercised in
the tielertionfif Internal ltevnei stmftym
nnd posfmnStcrshlps corruption aa miscel
laneous thieving will eqnal the worst day
of Andrea. Johuson'a Administration. . It
become honest liepnblicnna to cease pour
ing out a stream of adulation and tq ihaist
upon wholesome criticism." ' 'J ' ,
Tnosa Whom aa I'roei.n It.r Titn Ar
poiNTfin to Oritcp nr Urst.- Tho Wash
ington correspondent . of liniNew York
Tribnne refers with ro'nfeasedihortiticntion
to the fact that "nearly every radical mem
ber of the Fortieth ('ingress who failed to
get into the Forty-First, has been provided
with nn otllco by OratiU. It ia undoubtedly
true that the 1'rcsidmt has sought ont, as
the eapeeiaeobject of favor nnd rWnrd,
the candidates of the lindicnl party who
were defeated tor llieir bad character, their
rascality, their corruption, nr general unfit
ness. Ashley, Heliino, Andrews, 1'ils, nnd
half a score of oIIiith nre iu hia class. This
ia Mi Illustration of Orant's pledge that he
wonld bavo no policy ngninst the will of the
Thk Times, of New York, looks over the
foreign appointments of Mr Orant, in de
tail; and hero is its eoliclusiouf
"Tliey (the npslntmeiila) have been too
generally treated as cirln for the payment
of personal nr Tmlitirnl obligations', nnd
evince no very thorough knowledge of tho
qnali ileal ions required for effective, service
in the foreign Held. The assignment is con
spicuously the work of a man now to this
spcci.il department,' of one clearly not fa
miliar with w hat iswnnled, or with the way
to get it. We may look for a good mnny
blunders and more failures! but we ifiay
reasonably hope to escapo absolute discrciV
Tl is is nbonl the most lugubrious ppeci
mcuof comiiieudution on recerd. ,
A ty.smiTtH dispnti'h informs the pub
lic tint Mr. Omnt has now taken to filing
nwny tho nnniorons appliuntion for ofllce,
nnd pnriii'iilarly for the nine circuit judge
ships delcriiiiniiig not to make appoint
ment for these latter nntil December, lle-
sidcfctho iucouveiiinuue that this system of
tiling will cause buu, and the addittonnl
room Hint it will necessitate at tho White
House, it seem altogether useless, a Mr.
(Irar.twill probably nominate some of his
personal friend, after all.
TiikNcw York Independent publishes nn
extract from a private note from Mr. Frede
rick PoiglasH to his editor saying;
It is ii lite t nic that I never sought this
othce (the llatien ministership) or any
other; but it is equally true that 1 have
never declined it: ami it is also true that
I would hive accepted, had it been offered.
CoNsinrxiNii all the circumstances, vol
umes eonhi hardly cxpreaH more than does
tlio loiiouiiig lo if I paragraph from Mr,
liana's N. V. Sun:
In (he general scramble of olYlco-Heekcrs
for Federal apiHiintmnuts, tho claims of
modest but ill serving men are too oft on
Overlooked." ' ' -'
II is, alas I too true. Even Mr. Greeley
wna not so much as asked what place he
wanted, nnd Mr. Dana a as only wanted for
a place he did not ask.
A vmr eni'PKVT politician is Judge
.iiuneao. 1 aylor of iigtuia. Jleistliein
"''jM"d.'iii i.epniiiican candidate for the
Tlr..,.;,,i ... i i- . . i
fl.il ll I IO till fQ- 1.1.1 A l(tatnt.n nl ll.a
' a mil n null iwiiri ill ii
present adiulniHlrnlion Of the National Gov-
' ' '" " 1" " n rti ils .
'1 here are a g.iod ninny other in the same
condition, a viciously remark the N. Y.
buu a Uepuliliciin paper.
A Dkmis ha iic rn.Tr has existed in thia
country since the close of the Revolution
ary war, nnd it is a nnt-worthy fact, that
thu opposition to the party has' changed its
name, it principles, lind its louder
every eighteen years since nut independence
v as ncboiv.Hl. ' , .
Tbe Vikoinu 1'i.svtiom.-- The President
coatemplates issuing the proper orders for
the submission of certain portions of the
Virginia constitution to a separate vote.
The Itudiculs iu the state ur. endeavoring
to influence the President a to what por
tion he Bhall submit, but they have fulled
to have him accept the disfranchising
elnnse. If the latter be submitted it w ill
probubly be largely voted down.
SticnKitTRKS. HMK.sTs.- The republicans
had a good deul to any about the retrench
ment inaugurated under Orant's adminis
tration, in Hie discharge of a good many
clerks from the treasury dopai tuicut. 'These
were w hite men and women. I he appoint
ment of others since that tiino linn not been
unfavorably noticed. These were black
"An F.itoht to FoiicK Si:inn.uiY Fish to
Kksion.- The latest bit of gossip afloat in
Washington is u statement which buH some
Inundation, thut the ,Wns!iliirne nre en
deavoring to get the president to ask secrebiry
Fish to i. si;;n. The Litter olllciid has
excited the iro of that family by refusing
to muke some In appoiiitmunta picpurad by
that member of the family who occupied
the slate department less than a week.
A ni'uou that Fish was about lo rosigu
his ollico na secretary of State was tele
graphed from Washington on Saturday af
ternoon. We jii.lj;e tuit there is no truth
in it. It is not to bo expected that the
present Cabinet will lust . very long, but
Oov. Fish will bin 41y be one of the th Ht to
withdraw from it. .
NrpeoHK Cask. - Suppose that it had
been discovered and proved during tho
hunt ufter Andrew Johnson that he had ap
pointed persons to olnc.i who had bestowed
on him valuable gifU, would not the im
peachment trial have had a different result
Thk isnjaui u HU-I.OM tr who is to repre
sent us in Purls, !'.. It. Washlmriie, culls
Secretary Fish, of Orant's cabinet, a "fos
siluted iiink-heitd." From thia we may
judge of the refined and refining time
tho communication which this representa
tive of our Government ia topreaeut to that
It is fortunate Grant has been married
but once. Wore first wile's relations ad
ded to the present connections, the o Dices
would be nbsnrhnd entiroly.
i m nsm
Laiukttne often roluted the following
epiaodo from his life: About eighteen
years ago, one alternoon, a foreign traveler
Bont iu his card to the French poet, who
then bred in tho-Euo de la Villa 1'Evique.
The card was nc mpanied with a warm
letter of introduction, written by Prince
Uohoulohn, with whom Lamartime had
become inilmati'ly acquainted during one
of his diplomatic miasions to Germany.
The visitor was nt onro admitted.
It wna a t".'l man. with a stiff bearing,
rather stout, with flashing eyes nnd
bristling miiHtocho. ' Ho came in like a hur
rioano and rusluid toward Lamartiue, who
stood smiling in f i out of the fire-place.
Tho new minor uttered, that is to say,
roared out, the following two words:
"(ireat poet !" The siugulurily of this ad
dress aud the curious appearance of the
stranger took iamnrtine ho much by sur-
firiso that he could not hell) bursting into
oud laughter, whereupon bis visitor.open
ing bis eyes with .autouishment and iudig.
nation, turned on bin heels and left as he
bad entered--that iw,'aa hurricane with
out having aaid anything but ''Ureat poet!"
Now do you know wlu the visitor of the
great poet was ? No other than Otto ton
Commercial Convention—Union of the
Hall—The Tribune Building Western
Monthly—The Money Marker—
Nickerson's Carpet House—Page Bro.
& Co.'s Leather Houses—Amusements.
CiiK vio, May 1, lHt'.'.i. The event of the
week hseon'Wi mnetiiur here,.l4 M"d,
nelay, of a Oemiaekiall Oonveininu, fculn'.
poarrlof delegates from the Hoards of Trade
of hew York, ItnfTalo. Obwcko, Toledo, He.
troit. Milwaukee and this ritv. fur tlio onr-
pose of florinlng measures to rndnrn the coat
of transporting grain from tho place of its
production to the railroad. A this la a mu
ter thalalTi'tfiiilucctly tho proilnring classes.
thev will he ihtetested to know what conchi-
tnns thev reached, and what hone thev kivo
of effecting the proposed rnliirtfnn, There
were a Tairrtjoi opinions, lint Tnejeiinnneri
npnn this one proposition, vis.: Jliat Jha
prcwniil ehsrges for tmnspertntiort, toro
ahimaHtiranco are loo UiglJ and ivli sild bit
reduced. Committees were appointed to
confer with the New York Iigislaturo and the
Coniniiiminnore of tlio F.rio ('anal, and
doavor to effect a reduction of canal tolls,
and with the owners of .elevators and the
managers of railroads, to J.'rsn'V IheXi tq
reduce their rates, v.Ki
The occasion of this movement on the nai f
of grain dealer la But ao, much, r04rar.1t for
the intoreata of grain Krnwv a Hi test
that the grain will be aent to New Y.irk nr
Karope via Ilia Missimippi river and New Or-,
lean, and jlhe)- theralif W xhn prolltof
hamlliiig It. Audit bee. hjica all coBrt rned-
ownera of canals, steamboats, railroads, elo
vatora, and Hoards of Tisde tp reduce tlieir
chsrgesif fb W. a". foot have thia iuiBieuso
trade diverted Into new channels. Hint au
unreasonable toll has been exacted of the
farmers every one knows. Hut, on account
of combination among thnae who handled
train aim eai'icu it to aiarkei, the uinlcully
ias been to sannlV'tbrt rauie.W.- tlomnMitio
routes, it seems, "has waked np the repreaen-
tauves 01 tne grsin trade in tho caiea above
named to the pressing neeesartv of prompt
aeti.rti if they would net lefra irohbm nrlr.a
slip Dom their bands.: ( n - w
BELOIT COLLEGE MEMORIAL MALL.
A meeting of graduates and atndenta of
I'.el.iil College was held iu thia city last eve
ning to make preparations for dedicating
Memorial Hall, at the next July commence
ment, and also to mine, the necessary funds
to complete it, which the President, ir. ( ha
pin, said waa about tltl.tKNl. - The Hall is
erected In honor ef the graduates who took
part iu tho late war, numheriiigoio' A 101. (red.
BELOIT COLLEGE MEMORIAL MALL. THE TRIBUNE BUILDING.
The Tribuno Ollico has removed to tho
now building created expressly for it by the
Tribune Company in tho sontneast corner of
IleartHirn and Madison atroets. It ia 11 feet
on Dearborn, ad 121 feet oq MsiUsou, four
atnrira above His baaament, built eiitirsly of
iron, brick and atone, aud thoroughly fire
proot. The presa room In the basement, JH
ky 74 feet, and 21) feet high, lias two of Hoe's
eight-cylinder pteae-one new - with' lhr
latest improvements, and coating nearlv
ftU.UHt) aud the folding, lAailinf and paper
rooms, each 1H by 5,r feet,' with tallica and
four foldiiin. jnicliines, and one of similar
ire for engines and boilers, and all con
structed in the must sulmtantial and perfect
manner. On the first thsir la tho counting
room. Si by fii fact, with a doorway lfl fe.-t
wide in the corner, it being cim ofl diagonally
with the aides, making a northeast front 111
feet wide finished with a pediment cornice
iirmounto t by a nag atafT. There aro two
storeann Dearborn, and three on Madison
atreet In the firat atory.
The second and third stories have spacious
omcca r.ir business men ' Too sceond atory
is reached by marble alairaaya Irom both
atreeta. J he west half of the first atory
comnrinea ten clitoris! rooma. in which
twenty-two editors do dally,-or nightly, ser
vice, nil east nan .is occupied uv lire coin
nosinir room, M by till feel. 17 feci hicli.
lighted hy largo aUed windows on tlieir sl.iea
anil by a say light uy rtH reel, and elevated
eight teitl ahovo jhe maiu roof. Attached
are wash rooms, bath roouis," sink rooms.
Ao. The composing room is connected with
the press room by a Steam elevator, and is
the best Hunted and ventilated nt anv in tho
United State. Tho building ia hosted I. v hot
water, and every room ia lighted and VefHla-
ted. Aa a whole, it lu a mlei printing ntnee,
the best in aome respects In the whole coun
try, and la wortktr of Chicago and tlio Grout
THE WESTERN MONTHLY.
for May is an improvement no the previous
nuinlH'ra, and arrangementa are itrfccted
for giving II additional editorial force, and
musing us permanoiicy ami aucccaa certain
THE MONEY MARKET.
is easier, and money is abundant if not re
dun.laut. business in all departinenla baa
become quite active.
The trade ill lionae.furnielijnif goods, of
ail aill.is, lliupniu weeu.nas oeeil very l.llsH.
'I here are a great many lie. ipln visitine Chi
cago for Via piupnae of lurnl'l.li.g tlieir
hoiinea witu carpuis, 01. clod, a au,( mulling,
wnn wnm.i ue gun io auoa jiu-iuu. re . gu
tntluil tho goods they want and he sine they
would get tlieir mniu y'a worth. I aliall do
such a favor by haying such a place can be
S. NICKERSON'S 224 LANE, COR. FRANKLIN ST.
Thia houan-baa bulll ap ,a very large trails,
by selling tne nest goods at very low ratea,
and giving universal satisfaction to their cus
tomers, it Ins the public coiitl.luiu'o In an
eminent degree. t it i.-i
1 have heretofore his. ken of tho advan
tagca to tho western merchant of purchasing
ma supplies 111 uiuragn insiead or Miu hast,
011 account of the aavinu of time and ex-
f louse. As long as our wholesale dealers
icre are ready to sell gnoiU) as low as they
can be bought in' New York suit iioeton, it ia
as unwise to go l'ust for them a it would be
for au army to prefer to have its base of aim
plica remote from, instead of near to, its line
01 operations, 1 no iiiuerence ueivieeu get
ting cooda in two or three dara or lees. In
stead of two or I lire.) weeka or more, after
they are ordered ollen equals the prollts on
their sales. Aint th di alcrs iu dry goods,
notions, milUjivry, hoots and shoes, nru;:,
hardwure, Ao iindei'stuud this fuel and act
accordingly. Hut thure is 0110 clusa of west
ern dealers, thoso engaged in tho leather trade
that have hitherto, lo a great extent, made
ftostou their lieathiuarlera fue aiinnhea.
Whatever mav (orinerlyttave been the lie.
oesHity for this, that tieecasity no longer
exists. t- -.: 4 ., , -
THE WHOLESALE HOUSE OF PAGE BRO, & CO.,
dealers lu Ijedther and FiinUng- recently
removed from it:il, to flu Lake street, to bet
ter aucouimudiiie their large ana incrcialug
trado koep a lull stock ot French and do
mestic calf and kip skins, all kinds of sole and
upper leather, hemlock and oak-tavued, ,aud
a full line of .sil nsa ioe toa'((WotVr'
((Huh. One of the Arm lis been, for twenty
vcaranaaU and atill is. enunued in Ibis lino
of buslneaa In llostiai, aud purrliualng direct
Irom the maiiiiiuutiiror,tliey are able Insult,
and .io a.'U, at nri'M priurJ. 1
They are also tho exclusive Western agenta
for the aalu of the Wii.i.ihtonj Mii.iji thui :k.
six ikii Ni nk roan Maui inf. tiiskao, tho best
iu nse for alioe-makers, harnoss-mukei'H,
tailors and hat lure, and the ouly suhatituto
for silk in leather wink. They dcuj largely
in lliiiifn J.nither, and their ahs k of lind
itiijn, imported by them aud made expreasly
to their odler, Is the beat aud clyupest in the
mamoi. Their rauinuea r.ir supplying the
Western trade with everything in their line.
at prices wince give their customer a duviU
ed advautagi) over those buying in F.astorn
marknta, are uneqiiaied, and, we are glad to
learn, are appreciated ny weaterq dealers,
Lucille Wuatoru Is at McVickers. The Poep
of Day ia the favorite next week at Wood's
Museum. Tho Hums hiving a great mil at
at Aiknn'a Don born Theatre, aad Gran's
French Opera Company aro at the Opera
281 EAST 31ST STREET, New York.
Dcin Hia: For three weeks J 'Bit Jiavo
been using your Plantation llittera. For
more than four month paat I bare boon Buf
fering from what my doctor said was mirrors
prostration, being able to endure baldly any
phyaical or mental labor withont arreut fatigue;-
But I bad list iistd tko Sitters a
week bfiioro I was cousi'iou of their beueflt
Ing ma aa nothing olao had, and I havo con
tinued to gain very rapidly since, till now I
am sI.Ih to ha about 1BT nsual boiisuhold du
ties. To all who are aflhott d with general
debility I oaq t"tdV front exp.4lucS tlditthe
Hitter are invaluable.
MAnoAiFt B. IItonii. '
Maoxom Water. Hnperior to tho b.ml
Imported Gorman Ooloiw, and aold at' hall
the price. . . .. i
. , r-f-- ' 1
Wax Fiouhes. A lottor from Liverpool,
describing a gallery of wax work, which
includes prominent Americans, says: 'I
fouud Hen, tirant tiuketed 'Na UU),'ad
Oeu. Lee 'No. 809;' both of t'uoiu were bad
likenesses; but the joke was that the num
bers were misplaced, so Hint Lee stood for
OruDt aud vi'f vri)i." hnt.the ad. lest of
all was that a fine wax face of Jefferson
Davis was labeled Abraham Lincoln, j I
ex postulated wi.th the uiauagcr for such a
slute of thing, , but he was ' exceedingly
wroth at my interference with the manage
ment and naming df tl figures.
281 EAST 31ST STREET, New York. Personal Items.
Anxiety bas.wnrn 1 n Moplnenslor and
ha-TSTtirrnriio ulte n .
iles avre will ki candidate for the
Coi-J'jiiltil fori Seventeen conatltu-
;iealftlllalne h)j nnrchased a $:tn,(V)0
in Washington, which no willoccupy
bas the face of a yonna man of twenty,
vrenned with the hair of a man of sixty.
Jacob Frlojt, who died last week In
Fredericksburg; at tho ago of ninety-five, waa
in the Itnaaian campaign under Napoloon and
saw Moscow burn.
- An American lady , Mrs. Van Zandt, la
singing in a tendon opera company aa Mine.
Yp.7inl, and la highly commended by the
Nulsou JUrata- bouie-ai Poplar I'lajoa,
Tventiicky, was hurneil a few niKhts ago, and
fotwrtif trts seren. children xierialied in the
". ) I U I j ) f
Postniastef.ThfV KelevoT New Yor,
has given the Free Academy of that city
i,ooo, whose interest la to no annually ex
leinled in procuring two gold medals for th
eat debater 111 the Institution.
One of (He Mars aa'the tN.nvent at Pres.
berg, Hnnt'Bry, waa raeentlf- noiaoned while
partawi iiaf lthe aarawmant. A aervant had
poured sulphuric acid Into his rnp. ,
. Xhec.nndodtoV.ef a concert, siren before
tho F.inprea Kugenie at the Tullerlea, wa
recentlv so excited that ho accidentally, yan
Ida batitlatujiia eye, anartar rnilHiig jl..out
o.i.If.'l.. . . .....Ar'a.V A i
oniiiitei ivihicb.iii ine nprniKllCKl l .uass.J
Itenuhlicaii. intends to spend the suninttr In
i'olaifulgi- He la bulhliyiir a Vne residence ia
IJaiiv. r. ana will take. Ids ismiiy there lo
H.ma Itonhenr has received by the will of
an enthusiastic Itussian admirer a legacy of
twenty thousand francs and some valuable
Ail palutinga. - l ' 1 .
A voting clerk In tho Central Telegraph
ofilce of France, has discovered a very ingo-
nioiis plan for the rapid selr-pruilmg of ills-
.aiciina, ami na neimouuiea ;hh,uoii rranrs
'nrblapab-uf, -i.vw. .
John Henry Htumnf. seed aixly years.
committed inieidc liv haiigmg hiniaelf to a
lieum In the cellar of Ida residence in In
dianapolis, I nil., about six o'clock last even
ing. Temporary insaniiy is the alleged
The Home correapnndentof the Pall Mall
flan tie anye thai among Hi recent coaverta
to the Human Catholic Church in that citv
are "V.tlnuu Hellni, a Tark, son' of the Paah'a
of Kalnnlca. and Mrs. .Htrong, a leader ol
r.,-1.1.... ,n V., Vn.L '
Marshal Massena'a crandson. the vniniir
Dnko do lUvoli, lost, recently, at the Carcle
I niperiai.tiiiiety thonaand rranca in one;night.
His mother paid the anm for him tho next
morning, but aaid it wonld be tho laat time
who would assist him In thia manner.
(Aaiiernl .Thoni--!. TLavmoad In
Richmond. V.. wi vhe-aiat.'sired 70 vein.
Ho served in the war of Irll'i 1 waa-a menibor
of the Virglula Legislature j was elected to
Congress In is 1:1, aa a vi hlg, and waa an inti
mate personal friend of President Fillmore ;
suDseqiieiiiiy joined tlio Democratic parly.
inn waa seversi tunes re-aiccteu totno ijeg.
isiature, 1 . . . .
When Queen Victoria was married, twen-
rv-mne rears ago, alio ha.l twulve bridea-
mauls. F.very one of these young ladiea has
since bren married; one bas been married
twice; one Is now a widow: and Itiree aro
d"a.l. In a dozen maidens selected at ran
dom from any rlasa of American aociety, the
list istter after aueh a lame of time, woiild be
nsciy to no very innereni.
There is a young, unmarried woman, a
aline inanufacturtr iu Lynn, who makes lino
aerge button hi sits. Hor goods are made ex
clusively to till orders rur someol tho largest
retailers in Iloatnn, and she makes freouent
visits to that rity iu the transaction of her
business, bhe formerly lived III Healing
tnow ajveiiuiti;, wnero iioe lainer mauulao
tnred alioei, and where she acquired a
knowlcdHonf the limine. . (the urufera thi
independent way 01 getting a liviiiR to that
of working for others.
Mrs.l'raiict fiarey Colton, wife of Mr.
F. Colbm pnilad Utute Couml at Venice,
died at Pans, March 21, after sixteen months
of suffering. Tho most eminent medical men
of Europe (triuhidlnn Queen Yictnria'a phy
.1cian) were cnnanlted iu her case; but her
inaln.lv Human fever and heart dieeasn
proved bevond euro, Mra. Colton waa a moat
estimable lady, and her numerous friends in
the Northwest will he exceedingly pained to
hoar of hur untimely decease. , ride wia for
merly a resident of CiaUiaburg, 111. j
The Hackmen of Naples.
The Neapolitan haokmeu are the 'worst I
saw in f. 11 rope, nnd reminded me very often
of their Now York kindred When von
walk ill the streets of Naples, they hover
about yon, ililve acrosfl the Ibm stones when
you attempt to traverse the streets, and wil.1
not be put off w hen you tell them you don't
wnnl to ride. They seem to any, by their
uumner, "you foreigner don't know what
yon'wanl; yon really want a carriage,
though you'luay not think so, and if we
presist you will by-nnd by come to your
Houses." I used to cany a Btout cane, and
found it very Convenient iu making them
understand my limited knowledge of the
Italian language. I remark, by the way,
that a cnue is a very gdod tniiversni yisjab
ulary nuiong carriage driver of all nations;
but there nre Rome countries and aonio
tincknu'ii uhu uiw preju.Ured agiaAnat its
tisa, aa.l make trouble ftr ft traveler who
Innocently attempts to have himself, under
stood. ; The Nuapolituu hnckmcn have a trick ol
making bargains, mid, unlike their Itussian
brethren, never sticking to them. 1 There
were throe, ol us, one day, who chartered a
carriage to Pompeii for tweuty frnuos, in
cluding drink money. When we returned,
and were paying the diiver, he swore it was
to bo thirty francs nnd tbe drink money
nnd modestly suggested that tbe luttor was
always ten francs.- After this experience we
used to make the bargain maro explicitly,
and theu, just botore discharging the eur-J
ringe, we won m nave tna money read lu
franc and half frnno pieces. The lust one
to get out would drop tho inouey Into the
fellow's hand, and before he conld count it
we would be some distance away. Hut, oh,
wh.si be had countod it, didn't he pursue
and swear by all the saints, and what a lot
of them there are, thut he was cheated,
ruined and utterly bankrupt 1 He never,
never ngreod to anything ol the sort, nnd
went through nu octavo volume of profaid
ty to convince us we were wrong,
These fellows Act upon a good knowledge
of human nature. They any to themselves:
V'i'he strangers will koep (he bargains they
make with us. We shall get what they
agree to pay, whether we make a row or
u.sr; .but if wo swear aud rend onr hair.aud
tell them they are cheating us, we will make
th eui believe it, or pay something to stop
all the t'iis,"r 77iniwi It'. Knox, in Pack
(iihI'h Mimilili) for May. t.',
The oldest tree known to jiuturalists is
tho Gr. at Dragon tree of Orotovn, Tener
tfl'o, wlik'li wua blow A down by a hurricane
a low months since. It was a stately tree,
aeveaty or eighty feet high, as early aa A.
D. 1 iiii, nud bo old nud remarkable a tree
then aa ip excite particular notice aud care
for its preservation; When it- was destroy
ed it ia boliovod to brfnot less than 6,000
years ol nr On the bunks of the Senegal
river, ja Afriej J tjliere are, or were in 1748,
trees growing, sixty or oighty feet high,
aud somo thirty feet in diameter, which
were estimated by Adnnson, the French
naturalist, to be over 5,000 yeurs old. Thoy
are kuown na the lloubob, or Adanaouia. '
The Englinh yuw, U another very long-lived
treo. There aro numbers of those troa in
England nud Kcotlaud, which are believed
to be from 1,41)0 to 3,000 yeara old, A
cypress (roe in Oaxaca, Mexico, which for-'
Ly y.inru ago lueasgred 12(1 feet iu height,
117 Ui.ciioiiiiifereuce, nud which sheltered
lleriinn do Cortes and hia followers under
its wide-spreading boughs about tho year
1520; iBmipposod tn benowr 1000 years oldl.
And in Culitoruia there, ore mammoth cj-
preasoB which Btrcbdi their heads np 300
or 400 feet, and are believed to be uouio 3,
000 years old! There are many other trees,
iu dill.trent purls of the World singletrees,
famous in history, and groups of trees ,
as lorustu, and oak, and limes, elms, aud
pines, nut trees of different kinds, olive aud
orange trees, etc, etc., which are aithor ab
Bolutely known, or believed to be, all along
from 360, 410, 018, 670, 7J0. 800, 1W0, 1,000
and so on up to 3,000 or more yeurs old.
ifoilon vWiW.t. ' ' ' '
Trivats medical aid. Boad lr, WhWIer't
adverlisumont. ' ' " .
Nervous debility with its gloomy sttend.
ants, low spirits, depression, Involuntary
emissions, loss of semen, apermattorrhoea,
loss of Dower. (Iikkv heirf. loss nl miminrT.
and threatened Impotence and imbecility,
find a sovereign euro In Humphrey' Homeo
pathic Kpeciile. No. twentv-etght. 'Composed
of the most valuable mild and potent cura-
tives. ttirv strike si n .1 thn . a.
"TrTaOif, tone hp the system," erresMliedis-
chargea. and impart vigor and energy, life
and vitality, toth eritiro .mani , They have
enrad thVmftinTls of case,-v prfce 15 oer
packake of sU d(tw and Ml. which ia very
mnortant In obatinato and old eases, nr 11
per single box. Hold by all druggist, and
sent bv mail on receipt of price. Address
Humphrey' Hneciflc Hmnenpathio Medicine
Company, 6U Hreadway, Jw x i-r
.... . . . . 1 1 1 .iv ' f
fT. Lnt'i liar ( loons Tradk. As an aid.
dune of the increaainir eroath and nroaner-
ity of hi.. Louis aa a great aud important
Jobbing eouter. we liotico the colossal pro
portion to which the dry good house of
Dodd, Brown A Co, haa grown during tho
abort period of three year. Dnring onr re
cent Viait to ft. Louis we were shown through
their new and elegant flve-atory house, lo
cated at 2U nd 2IU North Maia atreet, and,
to onr anrarleo, fonnd-Mrnteh larger business
than we hsvOnpnosed Ws conducted by any
one dry goods firm In the city. We were
much Interested to see how ayatematically
thair Immense stock was disposed of on the
different floors of their large establishment.
The first and second floors are devoted to
staple cotton goods, fiannela, Jeans, etc.; the
third floor la devoted to dress goods, glove,
hosiery atwlrn.al ions'. Hie fourth to cloths,
casaimere. wlilte gooj i 'ld other varieties;
and the filth floor to .uiciuil packagea.
An elovator operatod bv aioam. Is almoat
constantly in motion, conveying passenger
and freight lo the different Honrs of their im
inis is tne largest ury tioods House west
' th Miaaisaipui river.- The. dimeiiaiona of
the building occupied bf Co.ld, Itrown A'Co.,
aro forty feet front by oiie hundred and fifty
feet deep. It acciqHeif 'fo lot 011 lilaiu .
atreet. -'Wieir- etnei, t at onrv t H (argent
and most contpleto tn Mt. bouts, but this firm
I doing the largest Dry floods business west
of the MiSBisslrn,': i f,- - ;pp(f
Lr-ta inllit LnnLhi
and padded aix ket lege, we have found more
comfort and wsefnlams In 1he Ararrwrtht r.
l.A.nso bookiit thaiwn- any ntherv V have
the right to use two of the best intent, aa4
by experience hoiie irp Improve 111 every way
that will a.ld couirort or durahibly to them.
We have put I ne price of legs at tn, Per
soiia are OidvVleiaiaed in the city- hife the
Dieaenre and east-of the limb iaiaken Th
saving oyer F,aism pfteef t from $.ti to w,
and we are satiillcdAMir. hhih will jrlve better
satisfaction "than any made In New York !(
Philadelphia. If w fnn cfht oriVr wo. cau
maintain our factory at (he above price, aud
we therefore aak an cumulation beiof evening
olsewhere. For luforinitiouor eirmilar.fvlth
testimonial from all who' barn Woln our
limbs, addreaa, Artificial Limb ibnufaoturing
Company, Nor.Wa.i'sun street, Pittsburg,
. P. S. All ahweholder are men who wear
thejxunpany's limbs, y. 1 7
From the New York Ezemmer and Chronicle.
Uttlan derrick. Ielgemakai J "Oo., 41
Clinton etrent, iiuuam, i 1 nave lurmalicd
the musical public with an organ poaaesaing
all the purity and volume of tone belonging
to our largo Church Orgnna, and which uur
manufacture! of rcrd organ have ao long
and iiielfnvtually tried to initiate. Tbeae Or
gan! are small a nil portable and Well adapted
to ehumhe and parlor. ' Wt have heard
these Instruments and carl truly aay that for
sweetju ss and purity of tone they are nn
surpassed by any other organ V" ever heard.
They are actual Pipe Orgnna.- Thuae organa
ai highly rocoidmendeil by our .must easl
nint mtuical men. I'liecs .frem t7a,kn
, , I .Li e il'ii kl V
T HrT amd onmiKAt Town 'tif Iron
Phnsphprus, and Cahssva,. known as
Ferro ' Pb.avphoratcd ..Mixlrr ot Ca
lisaya Bark. The Iron natures color to
the olood, the Phoaihnma ronews waste of
, 1 .inn,,... -win, inn ..t , n. jrrv g,,,,.
a natural henlthfnlneas to the digestive or
gans, thereby curing, dVHpcpsn iif its Various
forms, Wakefulness, Oensisl Debility and
Depression of Hplrits." Manufactured ouly by
CHVKbfs HAAltD i CO.," succesaors to
Caswell, MaclciS Co., New York.t Moki by aU
Druggist. - .. i.- r 1 . ..i,j...
4 ' ' . t . a . w, 1 fr . -'. t, 9
In AoncNTar where the natural desire of the
fieople lto reach tho highest point In ART.
I Is very difficult for success tn be nlrtnfneri
without uioai arduous labor, rublio opinion
is extremely exieiiug aud not always Juat;
but often nujuat su.l .cruel crttioism ha pro
duced tho moat beiieArial results; tho great
est imprr vem. nts have Issen made under
continued discouragements, and In many
successful efforts defeat pocniod certain toafl
except thoso concernod. In no oue blanch
of art haa there been more" trials and fall
nrea, and iu 110 single instrnmspt la there ao
many' different parts to period, in order to
miko- the whole -a aucuues,-ss tna Piano
Forte; this is always attoadad with great ex
pense, requiring large capital and natioat
pcranvornniii. j. H. Gbovestehk, G5 Mercer
atroet, New York, tiow OnovESTiti.K, Ft'Li :R
A CoupANr, couiuiuuctd mauufauturiug PI
ao'a thiily-eight yaars ago, sud ia ouoof th
oldest liousoa iu the couutry. They, aim to
make the beat instrument, and anil it at the
smallest profit. These Plann cannot be exc
eeded. Tkelr alnging quality la pnre, Dill,
and eailly retainud through tho most lengthy
passages. For power they are unparalleled,
and are celebrated for their'great brilliancy.
exqtiieiUi toueh, and elugaucu 11X. atyiu.aiid
finish. - ---m: ,. .
mil tra- 7
I'ARTIcm.Aa attsntion Hi directed to the
adrertiaemnnt of lLsSt forth million MAH
III A UK 0U1DK in another column. It
shiuild be read by all,
Eminknt New York aud Philadelphia phy
sicians olaiui that the Duhoia Mlasianuoi
J'owder mvi sM.r. Jt aadvrtiiied iu tUia
lasae. . .4,.- .,.. .-,
TIIRMAOlC COMH. T,lh irtf enatad with
mild nyi. You wst jour hair and twii th mih, and 11
KruUuiaia prniaiiuot I.Uok or brown. ONKoomliaaat
t mall for SI lie. AddaM W1L.I.UM I'anoN,
What lanToalaf .
I!w thli r mind, -that altkmiah a ! la, va a ear
Ula nUnt,- a Ittmnlant, uaraodllled br in madlotuil
autNOaooai, la not a toulo, but a iaiiiLiT.iMf. J11
UCAhltlTAvJl'li U'l'OMAUU IHITKUS Uur Jl.a
aUawlaUna alaiaiat el tliaHifait iTadautamtactwail
in loll or aoj othar ooaalry. Jtrai? Sirf aad aarramlw.
oil or aold wliloh coalaailaiUi tlii ordinary llQuora of
oommsroa, ! aipaUad Iroia tha rya iplrlt wtilol. fonui
Uiaaloolwlio bail ol Ilia UITTKKH, by oanfu aad
rapaatad rauUTluttUMi. The JiUoaiof lint valuable roola,
haras aad lurba, lafuaad lata tola nbolaipaia aroduol
of tha Basil sralu, mil fnHhar avothfy Ihi tuuuai- aa
tllit It baonmvi, in fist, a nmplaoHfonrva leant, nlnai
all the head murrain ticlllnj progariiM wnloti ba
tvaav SauraM iaaa,.to all liuori la a raw Itata, It la
uarelr tin lafa lad liirmlMi vahlola wfas-b raodara
lltatulitloliiil virtue! flaoltvi, InorHsaltia Ihilr lultva
powsr. and diflaitusiuamtltroush Uyttfrnutrnt, Hinca
Ilia pfvitant aud gwstli tfluw slihh Ii rip,.riwuod
irtar Iskipaa d.iM of tha bliThHIi. Ihitaadolora
illua ha.lseb. al auaiaduiitail hliinnUnu ire Apt lo
11, UiU Mtuiti 10U1 toulo la the beet kauaa reiaady lor
that cumplainU It ealrui Hid laiuollil otiliill 11
cllataiul, lUtioKtheui tin etirvia, pruiuotri tin luore
Ueuiiof III! us. trio lulre, tnviaorllol tin boaeU, rtllar
miutil tlia llffnii Ufhe nanaee. tnipraval tin iS4ita,
tnerisiiae thi auruill' rlir, rsulalt arsaulti auUoe,
nd, froiu ill .S1 at enMlle altaratire umliuvi. la
Alio very beat tlrvuinllou Out can bi a,lmluiitarad to
tlieweakir ei lu tin psenliar dltti'iultlel to arUloll
tlieir jncullar urt lunation mbstoti iliani.
CUIlE YOUIt J COUGH.
f j Vw , i i a m - t ' i
ALLEN'S LUNC DALSAM.
whatthm iiv man my
Arnnt Wootlj, M. T . of Koo.oftka (., IiMltnA, mrn:
Kur UtrM rwm IMWi 1 hmtm omn! Altai.' Luiw lltvlawM
Kitiis.ivly Id aty ptraotU;, buL I sua MUntia Ihmm U
iMilakV BfilMilHal lutT long lllUM W ttM'' MV
haae K Oonio, M. D., atf Ica Oa, Obio, wyar
Allan'a Lun itiaun mot onlMila rapldl, butcivM
Mrtaotsaausruotioa la avoor cum wHIhu niji lLouwisiKa,
Hwii uam.i atJUUfj iu II 11111 fUOWinti UTftl 11 Dom-
prat:tU: avud nud UQrMiuuiTutf incrom
rant It momt certainly far fthit4 a. -i
Dav vi yH known.
fiUUlkljiO tUaKllCal DIOH.rUrl4t.
i, I irtMily qm ll in iiiy d&tljr
Ff Fletcher, of MlawroH, a&rai l reoommaud yonr
Halam tn lireferanoa WaAy tiihar madicioa lur OouoM
aud it givut aaliafat.Li.ttia, -. r , 4
Alleq'sj L.irJir Hainan. II the ffmiedy to enra all LnnM
andlriitiat Iiifttcnilla It atiMiltvy ihanjOsflU i4a3
beftira itaina: aitjr odiaa Balaaia I mii antra aiiaAaii
l-.boU J'rout'a, t
poia vf aii uruKKiaia,
Hold at MIltraukM hv H Ho worth A Hria. rirsuina A
Hiuion, IUA Ki.ajf( Uaaka Uroa.. iiubiOM. aWaUuMt
A Co., andaii MMwv
THE 0HIAT FAMILY MEDICIME
PERRY DAVISIPAIN KILLER.
flXHB FAIN KII.l.KK "7 .' i
1 , la botb aa Inlarual lad pitarnel Bajsadf. , -
tHK PAIN KIM ICR. ......
M blurnld ba lui ml Liu. Ur.1 n,.i.ir..LiLlnB al flold
or OaukU. ,
rixuK pain i.iu.ifrV-1
ft Don't till to kp rt fa nil
'MIR PAIN KILI.KR
BOuae ready for aaa.
le auelmoet earlauiear. lor OHOLKRA, aad
hie, without doubt, bu uioio itiL.-eulul luuuxiug thu
terrible dueaiw than auy othu kuuaa reuiedr, or eveu
tlia liioit euilmlifc and ikllllul l'liyHlcieui. lu IqlUi,
Ahipaaud IJLuua, where thli dieaillul dneuie ii ever
fuore or leal preneleut, the 1'el. KUler il cuuelilered py
tkemtivei, ai well M by European reei.leuuia ibtaui
iimiiae. a aiue raaaue
'I'.rJk r" A1N KU.1,1' K-
ioh Bonn la Vripsld with 'ftltTn'riiotloiil rev
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