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THE PAUPER'S DEAD CHILD,
Hnih I Pr" oftlji tfi door t
W ith ii Up ht trM-il tpon tho croaking floor.
Ttirc'a n rnva tAi.dk air hie, on the fftce ;
!,ifl it tip RUtty, m If It wore )r.
Yen; only IBM ulgM litltf Klniff dtftdi
JuM npnM lipr fT', then li1vrwl and iKh'i1.
Ihoiinli I mbbfd her buid-i, wriid her iu my
Pli Kri-w culd Mid colder m rooming broke.
Nw thf-pir1h mffln He on thechlrj
Ttionuh 1 ohul ii if cynn, still I -pf it tbr. ,
It'i uii paint' .1 r'tt hut then, ymi rt
Hhft'n iim-iI to the lORrws tli(HKof jx.Tfrt jr.
fill had grown ro thin; dim, nnb wrre her rjrf.
A hf I'vknl nt to wiMftil and wtwt:
'I'm not houwry now: th. n 'M hp more .it yon;
Ureftl iMt-a nuirh lotiRer for one thwi for two,"
fllrhOoil! WMl he rh h wIMi .her Well 1 mind
Hnwfthe rntiii-il her hi. UM niuht. "I -i.li-.ll And
And upOhI pmoii." Phr Miiiltt Mid, hjr "Vtreamt
Hpurkliost an char. I've w-n them In dreamt.
My Ltt1 he' th" mmn 4im, ou kuow
W HI had nie, ami I ohall he reet-d :
And I'm mire h'll let me run to the irate
V hr a 1 -think you're coming no dou't be lat.'
Phe Mid methinff pine; hnt the din and the ror
In ihr rat Mtrerta without rnnie more and more
Ttiruh tl" broken vniiee of the window there,
Atid I couhtu't tr'l ht hrr othr word were.
Htnce U'e W'll wfth hrr I nii-rtht to h- triad ;
Ily hrrrtrhee.rlrhi yet pour, rmpty, wad,
I am aiitltm barf while the children orrep
Poltly up to the door to cairn a kn p.
Vrm no flowrra, exrrpt thla dily 1 MinA;
It vaf hidden bnnth anithlh mound.
Like Emie, though cruht d, rtown-tnxlden by man,
If rmne f r til Ood, and rri-t Willi hrr It ran.
Is it time to o t The rain haa come oni
Wft will be therarlh th.t ahe'll He npm.
T.-t. Wii ner I k'aerd h r ehe alw;-- mlled;
ho thla mut Ix- only what was my child.
His Remarkable Voyage.
BY JOHN QUILL.
Yon see, nM my great-grandfather, who
Lai gathered a ciowd ol tun iricmis around
him ut the grocery store in Dnrby, one
evening; yon see I wa once a sailor before
fue ninxt, on hmiill ve wnicli wnHcruis-
inir ulioiit in the Simth Atlftiilie Our Ml.
Sho n ft Tiry nniiill vokhi 1, uml no fr.if
Hint I Wim ftfrnil ftll tlietimptlmtuhe would
fto to pipppn, bnt iihe didn't. It happened
one dnv t)it I Wiin aeiit alolt to mul hlix k
of Home kind ou tlie top of tho tnimimnjit,
ftnd nn we hud no hn'.chet I took on nxe. I
hit tho miiHt tlirno or tour pietty Btitt"
knock, when nil of ft sndch n I thought I
f- lt her ro down with jerk. Knt she look
ed all rif(ht, nml I lhoiitht it cuihlu't poH
eibly be. Ho I cmuo down and enid nothing
Three or fonr ilnyn ft' rnrdn the unite
i y to the rnpliiia:
"Cap., it's queer wo don't n'mhl liiml ly
"Very quoPT,1' Hnyi the rnptnin.
"An i Ii:i'h fimiiy ulioiit it in thnt for
Nen nil hy piuit my iiiHtrnini nt huve
tiiiule tie out to te in precisely the funic luti
ttule Hud Ion f ; i 1 11 1e.'
"M ivhe mmiethiim'ii the mutter with the
"Or perhftp th." purnllelH ol latitude huve
"Or ninvbeyon'vo mndea mi tlnke in your
I didu't think of thnt," nuyi tko mute.
So tin y took niiother olm.rvitiou nnd
f mml thut tin y were in prerixi ly the Mine
,ld I'lure. Everybody wnn frixhtoned, nnd
it wu not until after a close exuiniuation
that it will at l int BHPPrtuiiicd that I h id
actunlly driven that muinuiast IhroiiKh the
bottom of the aliit) into tho mud. where it
had Rtttrk f;ilt, mid thut the el 1 tub hud
l"'en Npiniiiiif round nnd round, like a
wi-HtUi r-cock on s htecpln, nil this time,
without uu; body knowiii it.
To Hay that the ri'i'luin wnn mud, don't
describe his 'ondilicin. Ho roared abound
no about it, that I nt aeaied, nndliid niy
aelt in an old r.ihk in the hold. There I
laid all day, Tvht-n it wuh decided to hnvve
purt of the curo overboard to lirhtrii whip,
nml tho riiKk J wun in wnn luiidi cl up. nnd
I nliuid to ludie. and the whole concern
waa henved into the wutcr.
I wuh in that burr. 1 about four ilujn. It
n a little crowded, to be Kure, audit
would roll dome, but on the whole I whh
comfortable. One day I felt mykcll tooxed
cu whore, and then I ub no certain ol h iv
injr my lilo. t Lut I jiut turned over ond
took a lirst-clH-H nnp.
I wua wuked bv Komothinp tickliui; my
fare. At tirnt 1 thoncht it Win a nioxtiilo,
but th.:h 1 r-iuembcrud thnt no luo.Mpiito
cmil I poeibly huve got into thnt bum 1
anyhow. I brushed at it aaiu, and cnuejht
it. It wuh a jtriiw. I Knvo it a jerk. Kiimc
thitif: knocked apiiiiKt tho barrel outMido.
and 1 1: m nl Hie word -
.Then another Htraw wan hurried, and
I imlled that hurdrryot. Kotnethins; atruck
tho barritl again, nnd I heard thin exclama
tion: "Der TnyM !"
Then another atraw waa put in, and I
caught hold of it, and raw that it ruuie
through the bunge-hole, and thero waa a
man ouuiile trymp to auck hoiui. thing or
other through that straw, and every time
( gave her ft jerk it jammed Ihh old none
hat ngaiiiKt tho Htavc-H. So I guvo her
one more pull, und then kicking the head
out of the cask, I got out and huM to this
"Look a horo, what in the cUuceare you
trying to do, ui.yhou V"
".Vila,'' biijii he, shaking hiu head.
"What are you fooling around hero for,
"Xein," says he.
"That mukta eightvou," nays I.
'.Vo n," saj'H he.
"Twenty-Hfvrn," snvs I. "(io on: I'll
add it np for yon. I'm a lightning culcul-
ainr, 1 a HI.
llurty;,x," I aaid. "You appear to be
a r-gular original old lirHt nine. Wliat club
do yon belong to anyway r'
"AWn," auys he, si ill h.ikinH bis head
"torty-U Just then it fliwhed
aoron my mind that he waa a Dutuhiuun.
"lieer," uva I, to try him.
I hud touched a sympathetic chord In bin
"O ! yaw I yaw I aaya he "IU ! ha I dat
in goot! O. jw!"and we rushed into each
other a nriiiH and wept.
I felt thut I hud found a friend.
I unci rely wihhod ha had been my long
lom brother, with the regular thins in
strawberry murk on bin arm, only 1 never
hud a brotnor, unit lie was never long lovt,
ur.u never una aiiyiuiiig on nm arm.
But thin German wa- a uood fellow. lie
lived in Ilutch (iiiiunu, and had uwife, and
threa pretty duughtern who were ho precise
ly alike that I could never tell ono from the
other. 1 fi ll in love wltu one of them:
never could tell which, ho I courted them
all three, just an they happened to come
One di'.y they all came in together.
tried to be sweet with the one I thought
waa the right gui, unit the other two got
no mad thut I wuh atruid they'd burnt borne
blood vessel or other. Then all three of
them euld I had promised to nmrrv thein.
and all three of them repeated tho fomi
wonts 1 had whispered to them, und ac
cused me of treachery.
It looked stormy for me. There was i u
tirely too much love's ehidinan for comfort.
I then oifcred to marry them ull three, and
to take them to rialt Lmae; or to out luv.
self in three pieces; or to drowu mynelt
with them and peri.vh in four watery
Keapeclfully but firmly declined.
Then they all wei.t out. Alter a bit one
came in and said:
"Abiiah, dar, let US US elopo together,
and leave the ho horrid women, and go to
some sunny clnnt, where we can be happy
in th fulliichH of each other's low."
' I will think it over, my augel," said I.
Bhs panned out. Then one of them came
"Abiiuli. dear, let us fly together, and
leave these horrid women, und go to some
sunny oliino, where we can be happy iu the
fullness of eacu ot tier s love.
"I say I will think it oyer, my own au
Ui." And she disappeared. But she seemed
anxious, so iu she odium agaiu.
"Abijab, dear, let us fly together, aud
ev these horrid women, aud go to some
sunny climo, where we can be happy in the
fullness of each other's lovo."
"Iook here, now, yon'vo snid that three
times, and that's enough. My mind fully
grasps the idea, I say I'll think it over.1'
"Why, I never said it before," aaya ahe.
"The mischief yon didn't," Fays L
"I'pon my ancred word nnd honor; I'll
cross my breath te it, "says she.
I saw it all. They had all three of them
tackled me with the same proposition. It
was clear that I must fly. I made np ray
mind to take the very first boat that lett
Dutch Guiana for anywhere.
I left the house, and hadn't gone more
than a sipiare when I saw the parent of the
Ihree girls in pursuit. We both ran. He
was nrnied. He carried his boomerang
with him. He fired it nt me. I dodged,
and the boomerang flew bock and brained
him on the spot, and thero wore precisely
three morj beautiful orphans in Dutch Gu
iana than there were when I came.
I slipped on board of an Ainerioan Tea
sel, ami we got along well enough until a
series of storm set in, and we were blown
nut of our courne. The ahin then srranc ft
leak, and foundered with all onboard but
rue. I clung to spar and was washed on
shore, after ride of three days O'er the wa
ters of the deep blue sea.
I didn't know where I was; probably In
some strnnue land or other. I looked
around. There was hut alnrnt ft mile off.
I mnde for It- It contained one man.
"He's another blasted foreigner," said I
to myself; "there is no use ot trying to talk
I wanted something to enl. so I opened
my month wide, and pointed into it, and
suiil, "Aw aw aw -aw I"
The men wan evidently surprised. Ho
appcurcd to think I must have swallowed
something or other, ao he canght me by
the laws nnd held them apart, while be
looked down my thront.
He seemed disappointed that he didn't
"Aw nw aw ongh 1" I grunted, still
nointimr in niv month.
It seemed to occur to him thnt I hud the
toothache, for ho went out and got ft mou
key-wrench, a pair of pincers, nnd ft cross
"l;ia um um um urn um !"snid I,
in di'spair, rubbing my stomach.
Um lace lit up with the idea thnt I bad
tho crump colie, and he commenced exert
ing liluiHi lf to spread miiHtard plaster. 1
nhnoked my bead and rubbed my stomach
'O w o w ow ow.
At Inst ho thought ho had it I must be
poisoned; so ho tried to improvino
stomach pump out of two eel skins and ft
Aw nw aw awl groaned I, in de
spair, pointing to my mouth, and drawing
a line down to my abdomen.
the thoMi.Mit suggested itself to him that
I wanted him to rii mo up, so he got out a
butcher knife and begau sharpening it ou
He was the mott accommodating man 1
ever saw, thnt fellow.
1 heu, as s hint resort, I began to clip my
teeth together as if 1 wns chewing some
thing, lie instnntly iHinped to the conclu
sion thnt I had beeu bitten by dog and
had hydrophobui. so he hrst took a buck
et of water out of tho room, and then be
gun to feel my leg.
U, pshaw I snid I, forgetting myself, "I
want something to eat."
Well, why iu the miHCbtcf ill. In t you
say so then said he. "What aro yon
standing there gibbering like some degrad
ed idiot for?"
Why, I thought yon couldn't undentum!
English: I thought you were a foreigner. "
And I took vnu for a wandering mem
ber of the deaf and dumb asylum."
Deaf and dumb asylum I ' said I: "of
what place'r '
" by, of ew Jersey, of course.
"Is thin New Jerny, then?" I asked.
"You can Jnnt bet it is. Listen I there's
the whintlo of tho Cuuiduu and A boy rail
1 nat down and cried like a Imliv when I
remembered the number of times 1 had
deud-headi'd on Hint very lino iu days of
yorii -ituyn, i may nay, tliut were now min
gled with the irrevocable Punt.
"lake a clam said tho man, rousing
m me ft mi my reverie.
1 took a cluiii, took n "Blotter, I took ull
the eatables and diinkubles in the pluco.
aud then I walked to the depot and cnuio
home, iiint on the very day, you recollect,
my wife was going to bn married to another
nun, und now I winh I'd stayed away und
Care for Hydrophobia.
Franklin Dvre. a Iiil'IiIv rennechiblu and
intelligent farmer of Gulena, Kent county,
.lid., given tne loitowing as a sure cure tor
tho bite of a mad dog. An will be seen, he
has tented it, with tho most gratifying re
sults: Elecampane In a plant well known to most
persons, aud is to be found in many ot
our gardens. Immediately after being
bitten tuke ono and a half ounces of the
root of tho plant the green root is perhaps
preferable, but the diied will answer, aud
may be found in our drug stores, and was
lined by me slico or bniino, aud put into
pint of ircsu milk, uou down to halt
tilut. strain, ana When cold drink it.
fasting at lesst six hours afterward. The
uext morning repeat the dose tasting, using
two ounec ot the root. On the third morn
ing take another dose, prepared as the last,
and thin will be sufUcieut. It in recom
mended thnt utter each dose nothing be
eaten for six hours.
I have ft son who was bitten by a mad
dog eighteen years ago, uud lour other
children in the neighborhood were also
bitten; they took the above done, and are
alive and well to this day. And I have
known a number of others who were bitten
and applied the same remedy
It is supposed that the root coutains ft
principle, which being taken up by the
blood in its crculation, counteracts or neu
tral i en the deadly effects of the virus of
I feel so much confidence iu this simple
remedy, that I am willing yon shonld give
my name in connection with this statement.
No Btbonokb teHtiiuony could bo given
than the following trorn the "Now," bhip
peiinburg, I'a. :
A Wuud to thk Ai FLtcTLU, We desire
to bring to the notice of the afflicted as well
an to all persoiin who are anxious of pre
serving their health unimpaired, the mer
its of I loorl mil's (iermuii Hitters. This
medicine ban been before the public lor
many yearn. It bnn withstood ull tents to
which patent medicines are exposed, und
inntead of being driveu out of the market
an mont of them are, it bus continued to
gum lavor with the people, until it bus be
come the mont papular medicine in the
country. Our observations as to the merits
of thin Hitters, warrants us iu recommend
ingittoull. It will invigorate the whole
system, giving tone and healthy notion to
ull its parts, tint more especially would
we recommend it to all persons afflicted
with DyHpcpsin.uiost of cases of which we
lu licvn it will speeuily euro, if the direc
tions accompanying the bottles beoomplied
witu. j ry it ut once, i lis Litters is in
tirely free from all Alcoholic admixture.
Hooilaiiil'n (iermuii Tonic is a coiiibina.
tiou of nl i the ingredients of the Hitters;
with pure Muutut. ruz Hum, orange, umse.
Ac, muking a preparation of rare medical
Tulnn. ' It is used for the same diseases an
the Bittern, in cases where soma Alcoholia
btnuuliiH in necessary.
Tun Boy or the Peeiou. Why boys will
work iu a wholesale store for three or four
yeuiH lor $50. lU0aud J1;A ner uiiiuini
when it is possible for them to learn trades
in which they may begin on the last-mru-tioned
uui, is a question none but hoys
euu answer. There are always hundiedu
of huts to be had at tiu a year - iu fuct the
market is glutted1 with them, and the
great attraction to them must be the looks
of the llushily-dresned clerks who huve
beeu iu the service four or live years or
more, and who look like t3,0UU-a-year
bloods', but who real'y vece'ule ou lens
than a tenth of thut sum, uiakinn both ends
meet in a manner known only to a higher
power than their washerwoman. It is a
nobler ambition which makes a uood trade.
and not Upe-meusuriug, th foundation of
A ROMAN DINNER.
Some of the Customs of Eating and
Drinking in the Olden Time.
[From the Western Monthly.
The ordlnnty Roman dinner party was
not large; tho rnlo wns thnt the guests
should not be lesa thnn tliree, tho number
of the Grnccs, nor more thnn nine, the
number of tho muses. . The bibles were
mnde of rnre w ods, finely rnrved, aud
sometimes entirely of precions mebils.
Table cloths were unknown. 'Mioso who
dined neither used knives, Pior forks,
but helped themselves with fheir fingers;
nevertheless, as soups conld not bo eaten
iu this primitive wny, necessity, the moth
er of invention, devised spoons To bundle
A hot dinner without limning the lingers,
rvqnlred lis much dexterity as the jnggler
displays in playing with healed jnikcrs.
Gentlemen with tender digits and impres
sible appetites wore metallic finger tips,
like thimbles, whicii eimbled them to put
a finger into the hottest pie, with impunity.
After each dish they prepared thiniBelveN
for the next cnur by cuypin;; their tinr;
ers into owem of water, carried
around by sirvmils, and drying
them on napkins, each guest
bringing Lis own nnpkin with him. Weal
thy persons are said to have used a very
costly kind of asbestos napkin, which,
when soiled, they threw into tho flic;. the
tire cleansed it without consuming it. Re
fined epienre sometimes wined their
hands on the long hair of tho cup-bearers, ft
custom thnt is very common in the Orient,
and recalls the offlco performed by Magda
len to the feet of Jesus. The Romans
hegnn the day with nil early breakfast of
bread, seasoned with snlt and eaten with
olives, dried grapes or cheese. At noon
they took ft warm lunch of eggs, fish, etc,
together with their favorite bevcrniie,
called cnlda, a sort of punch composed of
water nnd wine, seasoned with apices and
sweetened with honey. Thin drink was to
the Romans what tea and coffee nro to us.
The wine in the mixture being considera
bly diluted, possessed only very mildly in
toxicnting qualities, so that it could be
used unite freely without unpleasant cH'octa;
and Cowpers description ol a tea-party,
"Tho bubbling and loud hissing inn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cons
That cheer but nut inebriate wail on each,''
would correspond very well to a cul l.i-parly
of Roniun ludiis nineteen centuries ago.
Several calda urns of bronzi have been
found at Pompeii. The principal meal
(cnlled ccna) was eaten about 4 o'clock,
and lasted several hours. People, like the
elder 1'liny, who dined only three hours,
were considered remarkably frugal nnd
time-saving. In Pompeii there nro numer
ous paintings of feasts, which give consid
erable information as to the bill of fare.
In the centre of tho table, for example, in a
large dish containing four peacocks, so ar
ranged as to form a stately dome with tin ir
tails; here and there are lobsters, each hold
ing something lu its olaws; one has n blue
egg, another au oyster, a third a si titled rut,
a fourth has a little basket ol grusn hoppi rs,
or some similar nppetizing delicacy. There
aro also four platen of fish, severul pheas
ants, hnres ei) squirrels, each holding its
head between its paws; besides peaches,
melons, and other fruits, a variety of veg
etables, fuiitiistio forms of pastry, and dif
ferent kinds ol wine, lu order to crimp
the table as mngtiiflcently nn possible,
many articles were provided, not because
they were ngreenble to tho palate, but be
cause thev added to tho splendor aud cost
liness of tho banquet. Dihhes, too, which
mould excite in nn tho most intenso dis
gust were held in hijrh esteem. A man in
represented ns drinking from a cow's born,
pierced at tho smaller end so a to allow a
tbiu stream of wine to flow into the month as
he holds It up at arm's length a method of
imbibing still practiced by the common
people of southern Italy. Other cups were
fushioned, by the whimsicar luiicy of tho
potter, into tho lund of a jog, n ram, a
slug, or sonio other animal; mmy of them
aro of cheap material (elny), but all hhow
by their exce llent workmanship thai they
wero made by good urlivts. One advaiituge
of such a drinkiug vessel in the yo of a
veterau tippler would be that, onn to its
peculiar shape, it could not stand uiiit;lit.
and lieu once tilled it must he emptied bo-
fore it conld beset down again ou tho table.
Among tho Gu i kn it wastiotciihtoiii.tiy to in
vite women to dinner purtii s, tho' the Kybn
lit 'Sdidso. nnd.nccordingto 1 lutnveh, used
to send the invitations n year beforehand,
III order to give Ibo ladies ample tuuo to
drerg for the occasion, llutauioug tho Ro
mans women were not only admitted to
to banbuets, as is evident from several
Ponip. iiun paintings, but, if we may believe
what contemporary poets say of them, were
also especially proud of theirdrinking; and
hhakspeure is true to Roman customs when
he mukcH f'leopatrn boiihtof Mich triumphs
'Kro the ninth hour I drunk him lo bis l.eib
Then put my tires nnd mantle on linn, whilst
were hiehwoid l'hilippuu."
A REVEREND RASCAL.
Perfidy and Villainy of a Methodist
llnlljr Carre.pouilence Detroit Krco Press, Oct. IS.
Ono erf tho worst cases of crime thut has
ever transpired in our midst, or, indeed,
that has ever come under my notice, in
that of ft Methodist clergyman by the
name of Washington V. Welch, who is
now under nrrent nnd exam notion before
Justice Raker, of this iliugo, charged
with having committed rnpo upon the per-
sgn-ot jiOiiis J. Green, wuo of Elder O.
Ue P. Green, of thin townshin. also a
clergyman of tho Methodist persuasion,
and ft man of property and average stand
ing in community. An thin mutter lu tho
all-absorbing topio of conversation here
abouts, niiUHUid publicity has already bci u
given to it, and thero in no reason why the
facts an they ore alleged, or an they appear,
should not be legitimnto malter for publi
cation iu the journals of the day.
It Seems thut the ileleiulatit, ' iVi li b, met
and became acquainted with Elder Green
iu Pennsylvnnia, where he, Welch, resided,
and being a uiun of Home property, und
having ready money to iuvest, wan induced
by Green to visit Holly for that purpose.
Ho came here sonio time Put Mrt ins, hi -came
acquainted with hlder Whiicouih,
then pastor of tho Methodist Episcopal
Church iu this yillage, uud divided his
timo in visiting uinong them. It in suited
that he and Elder Green wi re associated in
certain business trunsaetions, nnd Welch
himself claims that Green ou en him :t,Uol.
When Welch left here on ttie lath of (Sep.
tember last, he hud, proviouH to that time,
been stopping for some timo at Elder
Green's house, about six miles from this
village, in the northwest pnrt of the town.
and it is alliged but the criiiio wan com
mitted on the morning previous to bin de-
pnnnre, jib ten Here ostensibly to utttnd
the Conference held at Grund itanidn. bin
was arrested on Friday lust by olliecr Eli
mimes, oi j-oiniiie, nnd 31. HI. liuiuhiiin,
of this pluce, nt White Pigeon, in the south
ern pnrt of the Htuto. He wan arraigned
before Justice linker on Saturday niieruooii
lust, ami put in a pica ol not guilty.
DECOMPOSITION Ai'IECTI I) 11V ElolIT. - It
Dan heeu generally accepted tlir-.t niiiilight
was ueeessury to enable pluuln lo decom
pose carbonic acid, but M. Piillcux ban
tumid that sucli urtitluud flumes an contain
chemical ruys- the electric light, ami that
irini burning magneisiiim, lor exainiile-
are suihcieul to enable plants to carry on
such action, though ut a slower rate. A
branch of pulniho ijtlon, for instance, in
water, and exposed to sunlight, gave twen
ty bubbles of oxygen iu a certuin time,
while exposed lo the eleclriu light, but
eleven bubbles were evolved in the mine
time. Even under gaslight un exceeding
stow uu lomponiiioii was noted by our nu
- A curious suit is about to be tried be
fore a Memphis justice ot tho peace. A
while uiuu bus a young hull pup. 'J he pup
bit a barefooted negro iu the heel us hi)
wan panning. The negro jumped, and two
of the pup's teeth Were thereby extracted.
The negro sues the white mail lor allowing
the vicious dog to run at large. . The white
uiuu files a cross-cut saw bill, und nuis the
negro tor having a beul tough enough to
uiaw a uug s ivuiu.
Political. State Defeats and National Nominations.
The Cincinnati Enfluirer, in reply to
tiiose journals which assort that Pendle
ton's defeat for governor of Ohio cuts him
out of the nomination for president in
1872, drnws the following historical paral
Some of onr republican cotemporaries nf-
iect to believe that tho late failure of Air.
Pendleton to be elected governor, in a re
publican atto where th ftvemga republi
can majority has been HO.OOO to 40,1X10 for
some years, and where he has taken off 31),
000 odd of the 40,000 majority of last year
cneoiiiiniy disposes otaiiuis lutiire politi
eal pretensions. Let us see about that. We
have few inttances in point that tuny be
of service as throwing light on this qnes-
In 1658, a eeutleman, Abraham Lincoln
by name, whose residence wns in tho state
of Illinois, wns a cnndidnte for th U. H.,
Heuste against Stephen A. DoHglas. They
cauvuHsnd the state together, the same as il
they mm been running for goreruor. In
fact each of thero had been nominated by
his party for that office.
Iu 1hi;o, Mr. Lincoln, whom the democra
cy had buried for senator, was resurreoted
by the republicans, and wns nominated and
elected President of the United States. In
1st! 1, Mr. Horatio Seymour, was a enndi
date for governor of New York. Ho was
eaten by Reuben E Fentou. . This did
not seem however, to prevent his nomina.
tion in INC. for president by the democra
cy, la leu, James K. folk, ol leuuessee,
was nominated and eleeteil a ft democratic
candidate for president, despito the laet
thnt, iu 1!M1 and 1813, be bad been beaten
for governor by James C. Jones. There
are other instances not quite as notable
which could oe cited II it wore necessary.
The theory that a candidate in to be politi
cally discarded if he fails to carry his own
stale, would be an excellent one for those
of onr political friends who happen to live
in demoerotic states. Rut it would lint be
so charming to those of us who aro in re
publican states whore there is a large party
imijoiity against ns. It is a theory which
would dispone of tho pretensions of all dem
ocrats iu every old free state, from Maine
lo Oregon, except in Now York, New Jer
sey, Oregon nnd Califomias which just at
f resent lire in the democratic category,
or ourselves we cannot conceive of much
personal injury to a gentleman who, like
lii(lleton, has reduced the republican ma
jority some three-fourths of its average
strength. Whilo the destruction of the
whole majority wonldhavo been most grat
ifying, w cau burdly find futilt with the
candidate who disposes of so much of it,
because, oiving to the party weakness, he
was uot nblo to do more.
Tl.e lb lent or Andrew Johnson.
The defuit of cx-President Johnson for
the Tennessee senntorship is very' generally
regretted throughout the country. It wns
felt that ho deserved this re-cognition of his
great servicei while In tho presidential
chair in resi ding the tide of revolution.
His delc.it, however, is in oue sense a tri
umph. When we remember whut Tennes
see won but eighteen months ego; when we
remember the 80.OU0 po i I: "jority for
lirowulowikui in Lhutsbit. ut time
niucc, the vote of tho Ten. jsluture
ut the senatorial election i- a srkublc
testimony to the personal struu h of An
drew Johnsou und the conquering power of
tho principles in whose defence he stalled
bin reputation. His defeat seems to be due
not to nn assumption that ho ever went too
far iu defence ot the constitution, but to
tho fact that nt times he had failed to go
fur enough iu thnt direction. True, the
radii al members of the Tennessee legisla
ture voted ngniust him, but their votes
would have beeu powerless to defeat him
hud they not united with the extreme nnti
rudicul eUmeut in the election of Cooper,
claimed to be a more consistent enemy of
radicalism than Andrew Johnsou himself.
Till: PENNSYLVANIA AND OlIIO Et.KCTIONS
StjHii etnet iiftltt Utnult. The Pennsyl-
aula aud Ohio elections occurred Tuesday.
Since tho closo of the polls the count linn
been so vnrying that neither party bus felt
like rejoicing. And unw that the result is
as.'eltuined to bo the choice of the lb pub
lican tickets by very small and reduced
majorities as compared with the last elec
(cum iu those Slates, we may be poruiitted
to congratulate the Democracy.
Taking the highest claims of The New
York Tribune, und wo may bo sure they
nro above the actual figures 1,000 Repub
lican majority in Pennsylvania, and 10,000
Republican majority inOuio and the Re
publican loss und consequent Democratic
gain since tho lust diction uro shown ns
fciumjiv.uii Be-p. nmj. ism.,..
' " IsdD....
Olilolt.-p. ni.J. isiw
ltrp. Iom ai.UD
Or a Republican loss on majorities iu
llu two States together, since tho hint
election of 5(1,320. That will elo for one
day. Tho Democracy of New York will
next month double their majority ut the
Not Mucu or A Victoky. Tho Philadel
phia luquirer, radical, in not disposed to
be excessively jubilant over the r;sult of
thu recont election in Pennsylvania. It
nay f :
Now thnt Grant's majority of 28,000 is
cut down to one-1 1 nth ot the amount, or to
even a still lower sum, it is more impor
tant than ever that tho prudent counsels
unheeded hel.itoforo shall be observed
hcruiitter. Deuocrntio ftscendoncy will
inevitably bo restored, iu Pennsylvania if
the managing politicians of the republican
f irty pernintiu muking unpopular nomina
ions. They huveulrcudy loaded down the
o gunizutiou with so many unnecessary
burdens that another feather will breuk its
The Inquirer admits thut its success has
been in no way owing lo tho virtues of the
radical party, butrathur to the mismanage-
llielit ol itM .inteoltitH.
Tue Dise:ovsuY oi Gold in Montoom
ebv County, Mb.-In reading of the dis
covery ol gold on the furni ol Robert Da
vidson, Montgomery county, Md., I am
reminded of what the celebrated Huron
Humboldt fcuid ot tho existence of gold:
that it wan generally found in runges ol
mountains running north nnd south, rarely
evi r iu those running emit and weHt, This
is generally so. Look ut the Crul Moun
tains iu Europe, the range in Culitomiu
uud Ausiruliu, the Allcghanies in the
"Sti.t. s," Jto. Tho bills iu iMoutgomny
county, Maryland, may, I suppose, be con
sidered nu suuik of the Alleuhaides. ami
the He a coehnuufion of the gold ruugo of
i teorg hi, riouiu curonua, aorth Coruliuu,
To lii.E4i.-u lvuiix. A new process for
bleucbing ivory when it has uHsumed a
diity yellow color, consists in firnt souk in t-
the piece for two days in a solution of one
hall pound carbonate of soda uud two
pomms ol water; thou, after rinsing iu cold
water, truntilerring to ft solution of three-
quurtcr puuiids sulphite of soda in two
pounds of water, uud leaving them for five
or nix hours. While soaking in this solu
tion, one ounce ol bydrocalorio acid in four
ounces oi Water is udded uud thoroughly
mixed, the pieces, usually two duys alter,
resuming their whiteness; a repetition uf
I ho process beinj; sometimes, however, nec-
The following is u vtrlullm report of a
conversation between two young ladies
who have just finished their education ut a
classical school: "Where you ut the pic
nic i'' "Yes, uud we had a high old time
of it." "I wanted to go so bad, but mother
was so Hard pushed I couldn't get off." "1
was riLgcd, but I couldn't curlier you auv-
win lu in the woo Is. We bud a bully time;
and you know I promised my gallant thut
ho should have a sight at you." Well,
I'm sorry; but you bet I'll put in my big
licks at thefuir' '
What word wili make yuu sick If you
leave one oi vn loiters out uuslv.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
8trEM.cn Lros. Conrso horses, posness
Ing A considerable development of circular
tissue, are very commonly subject to drop
sical enlargement of the extremities, usnul
ly denominated as swelled lew. The nnture
of thin swelling may be readily detected,
and distinguished from thnt of the plileg
mon, by pressing it with the flnuers. when
it pits; that is, the impression of tho fingers
are left for a short timo. It is, in fict, ft
deposition of tho water portion erf the
blood in tho cells of the niembrnn ; tho ab
sorbents or lymphatic vessels aro unable to
take np or carry into tho circuit-lion of the
serum so fast as it is deposit d. It mny
arise from tho wenk state of the lyniphntics
from cold applied to the legs, from the
phletorio state of the system, eir from the
reduudency of serum in tho blood. It
exists in various degrees; sometime the
leg aro merely filled ft it is termed, pro
ducing no lameners, and but littlenpisirent
Inconvenience ; nt other times the limbs are
immensely gorged, and attended with con
siderable pain and stillness. Ketween
these two extremes the disease may
exist lu every intermediate degree.
It mny thu appenr in an
ftente or subacute form, and mny bo pro
duced either suddenly or gradually; when,
however, it exists in a severe form, it usu
ally appears suddenly. The horse perhnpc
in well over night, but the next morning
ono of bin legs i amazingly swelled, and
on handling it the horse olien cutches it
np suddenly, and so violently that he
nearly fulls. If Ilia d. si use be not very
soon relieved, large abscesses either form
in different pnrtn of the limb, or tho skin
gives wny, the heels are affected with
grease, or the vessel become enlarged ami
the nwclling organized, and the horse ha
for life ft big leg. We often aee an animal
with one of the hind legs twice us huge as
it ought to be; tho poor brute, in addition
to bis accustomed labor, condemned to
drag for life thin weary load, whiob, in
nine cases out of ten, in to lie ascribed
eithor to tho negligence or ignorance of his
owner. These big-legged horses usually
belong cither to poor men or to farmers;
the former neglecting them from poverty,
and tho hitter because they prefer treading
in tho footsteps of their forefathers, aud
employing ignorant empiric in preference
to skillful practitioners.
Tin Cnusr. No matter how delicious
and nice one's materials, if tho result is
heavy, tough, greasy crust, material is
worse than wasted.
rerhiipn no form of food Iu common use
is more indigestible than tho ordinary
method of mnking pie crust. If wo will
have it, great care should bo taken to
make it nn nicely nnd delicately ns possi
A few things should bn carefully observ
ed in its preparation. Tho Inrd or butter
used for shortening should be of the very
best qnility. Salt should be freely nned
with lard; nuither should ever be in the
least degree melted. A ceieil room (if hot
weather,) cool moulding board, cool hands
and cold water nro iudispc nsible. A bowl
of ico-water to dip the hands into, us well
as to mix with, is a great help. A murble
board is best, aud a cellar or cool milk
room to prepare paste, if hot weather.
Whoii tno water is ndded, mix first with
spoon or knife, just sufficient to make nil
adhere together; touch not with the bauds
until ready to roll, then cut with n kuile a
piece large enough for the size of tho plate;
knead none nt all, but touch lightly, nnd
roll but one w..y, nover back and forth. Ex
perience will teach about the size necessa
ry lor one crust, and thus one will not he
necessitated to work over ngnin ninny bits,
which would form a tough, dixngroeahlo
crust. Pieces, however, that are left should
always bensed, e ither for nn tiuder-crust or
baked, without rehandiiig, for lunch
A pint ol Hour rightly mnnnced. will
make two crusts, and a pioce of shortening
ns large ss nu egg (n goose egg) will besut
ttcicnt. If you desire it moro flaky, with
the trouble of pull-paste, spread suit but
ter or lard upon tho upper crust beforo
sending to the oven. CVr. Cuitnlru fyrile-
Cultivate vorn Arn.it Tulf.h. A cor
respondent in Montgomery county, Pa,,
inlorms ns thnt he can succeed with his
apple orchard iu obtaining a crop an well
nn any other field product upon bin lurm.
no commeiici-H inn orchard by selecting
his trees himselt in the nursery, as a farm
er selects bin seed bcloro sowing; helps to
bike them up, una fanner secures bin need;
hauls them homo lutk in the afternoon or
evening; puts the in iu where they aro to be
plnntcd until next day; ban the ground
prcjiared beforehand und the holes dug;
removes and sets tho trees as bo neednthem
in the mont curulul manner, applying two
buckets of water to each tree ouo when
tho hole in half filled up, the other when
entirely filled, leaving the ground around
tho tree bowl-like. Stakes firmly; mulch
es; waters iiccuMonnlly; keeps nil cnltlo
aud hogs out; and when the trees are a
tew yi-uis phn.ttd, twice a year, spring and
full, scrapes tho trunk, scruhn it severely
with cow-nrino gathered in a tank from the
stable, using nbont half a bucket to each
true, and gives them a thorough examina
tion to ferret out nny worms, ,to, Hu says
it is not nearly ns much labor ns any other
crop on the (arm, while it is just as sure
and more profitable.
rarmern, no you bear that ? OVrmjn.
OnuiiN ov tub PoTATO.Thero nro sev-
crul species of potato described us growing
wild in Mexico, und ono of these, tho oi
nnm ffrruco-rum, is said to produce very
palatable but small tubers. Our civilized
species prohuhly cauiu from Chili.
The word potato comes to us from tho
Spanish Imllala, and the Spanish got it from
lUO llllliUll ;rlpr.ir,
Thu date of tho introduction of the po
tato into England is rendered uncertain.
probably by confounding the sweet potato
wi'u mo common potato, 'inure is no
doubt Hint tho potato was cultivated ill
Seiuth America by tho Indians, before the
discovery of Chill by the Europeans. The
eiilliruteil plant found its way to tho Curn
liuus and iigiuiu, and Sir Wulter Raleigh
took it to England in 1580.
Tho tuber of the native potato never ex
ceed two inches in length, uud is insipid ,to
tho teste, 1 .lit not bitter. It ban been su'p
poHcd to bo naturally n sea Hhoro plant,
peculiar to hilly aud rooky soils.' The
first particular cannot be true of ull escu
lent native potatoes. The potato loves
such cool, uniform, moist uud long season
as may be found in sonio parts uud ulti
tudes of the tropics. Hut its wouderful
constitutional vigor has enabled it to bn
transplanted in ull parts of tho earth, until
it is now considered "the most important
of nil esculent, roots, nnd uext iu vulne to
cereals an nu article of human subsistence "
Unimpiikiinatkd EueiN. Thero seems to
be Hiillicicnt evidence that eggs from buns
that do not have tho cock, keep much
longer lu a fresh condition than impregna
ted eggs. Gcyelin, in Flint edition of
"Peiultry lireeding," says :
"The -shell ol the i gg buiug poms, to ad
mit eir to the chicken during the process
of incubation, allows also part of the liquid
to evaporido, and tho air to permeate when
they uro not used soon alter being laid, und
tho air acting ou tho uiiiniul mutter p'o
duces early decomposition nnd putr.ilue
(nation, piirliculMiy soiu a fecundated egg,
in which the germ in first decomposed.
Clear eggs, tlitt produce of hens who have
not beeu witli it, cock, keep fresh much
longer. This can eiu.ily be excmi.lied by
putting an old fecundated egg and an old
clear egg under a hen whilst eittimr. when
it will bu found thut after the twuiity-tirst
day tho Inhibited egg is putrid, und the
cicur egg in lor rsw.
Coil on tub Caspian Coast.---Ouo of
tho predictions ol Von Humboldt has re.
ceiitly beeu fulfilled in the finding of oonl
on tne eusiern shorn ot the Caspian sen.
Ry tliln fortunate, discovery steamships will
no longer be required to obUiiu wood fuel
at great expense, from tho I 'rid Moun.
tains. Forty years ago Humboldt con
cluded, Iroiii the existence of eoal oil
springs which abound iu that section, that
coal existed there, but until a few mouth
ago noue bus never .beeu mined.
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. Snow-Mormon Immigrants-Fires-
Receipts and ShipmentsThe
Elections Maner to Gen. Thomas-
Elections Maner to Gen. Thomas-Desirable Homes-Illinois Central
Elections Maner to Gen. Thomas-Desirable Homes-Illinois Central Railroad Lands-Amusements.
Cbioaoo, Oct - S.--Yetcrrlny we hid the
first mow of tho season, covering the ground
during the afternoon , and evening to the
ill pill of three inches. To-day tho weather
Is comfortably mild, and the snow is fast disappearing.
Night before last some three hundred Mor
mon immigrant from Enrone passed through
Clncsgn, en nmle for Hnlt Lake. The mer
chants of this citv havo an exti-nsive trade
w ith the Latter-day Hntnts. and ft. II. Fisk .V
Co., whoao sales of millinery goods last week
exoeeded by $I4,IKH) the sales of the cor
responding week Inst year, fit. out the upper
story of rtrialiani Young's wivea, and other
lanilinsr Bainte.nee, on th demoeratio prinol
pie thnt one woman's money is Junt as good
We hsd three elestruotire flrrs since my last
letter, one on Canal street, invobins; a loss of
fTo.OUO; another on htate street destroying
:r, OOO vnrlh nr.,.w..l. ...I :..n. "'...l
last night. In tkegraunry of tho Korthwcst-
Arn lliMlilincr f !..,, ...nv ...ut - t .
i - "".. I'm. , , t-niiciliu n ion. l
1 10,000 or .'o,0O0, and severely injiirlnit three
men. Wn k.va .-..II e. .... .1: r. ...!!.. ... -
losses by which range from a few hundred to
- i.m,m iniiiTi; 0111, except to the
parties interested, they are scarcely deemed
worthy of notice.
GRAIN RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
The receipts ef wheat Just now aro quite
lllieral, being double thu shipments and
double tho receipt nf this time last year,
when the ahiplitunt trebled the receipts.
And lliis accounia, in part, f ir the low prico
of wheat. n. '1 vcnloril.iv falll.,.- In IW1
The low price will atinuiiate ahlpmen1. but
will dimmish receipts. In the meantime
collection In tho country are bettor, and the
banks extend all needed acconiniodations to
the bu-iincss community,
to come off the second proximo, make poll-
tlciana nuile activn. atwl llin n,,llll...l .In.,..
phero is getting pietty warm. The general
mm bui-iki inimui me ouy ami county equal
five or six millions of elollnrs a year, and tho
" " " nn "i "nicern sunn assess,
collcot mid disburse this largo sum is fierce
uv uuivi, firi-iiiiKu mi o uow neiu DlKliTly
ill all parts of the city, the most InfUinuiato-
rV in.iu.lin. arn ma.!.. ln.i...., .1 -
... .., -- - - umiiiri . , 1 111 1 ii i tun nuu re
crimination follow, the press is vein moid and
,...,,, n in i-ni,vn.n, uerore u closes,
prnmiav to be the hottest ono known liefo
DINNER TO GEN. GEO. H. THOMAS.
A l-nmilHltlunlap. .ImH.a a... ..I . .
TVi.m,.,, II.,.,.,. I... ..I..1. ,V..i .-r, .
' - .Kin, ,i, iunjiir ucucrai
Thomas, on his way home from the East, by
nuiiiu oi mr. iiiiicera or nia nia stair aril com
mand, at which Gen. Hherliian nnd staff and
.Hu niiiiiuri in loiunrr ouicers oi more
or less note were present. It was a complete
o iu uim, j nonius. n gooniv liumiier
of speeches were made, and tloi attil, t, ..1
off very pleaaMitlv.
IN SEARCH OF DESIRABLE HOMES.
Last summer I passed over the linn of the
IllllloiM (Vlltrill IfA lwi.,1 ..t,. f-l. ...
- I,,,,. .ui,
Cirn. alonitiiiif .1 i,r,,i,iiM..i,i ..;.. ,..
tain tlio character of the soil, climate, pro.
iiiirii"iin,ai.-., .iiiirtii-niiir. to tne Ucsirs
hleiies of the unsold lands f-'r homua, wuh-
ill reasonnhln i1inI.ii -eH rr,,m l.u II. . ,.rn...
... , , wl ,,,,,
railroad. Andanlhia is the season wbeu a
great many Wi-atoru f irmer, as well as East
ern emigrants, aro aeekiux new locations for
uidlili', nn tl.oir f..r.l...,. ....I . ... ,i...
, ..r ...... .--,(:, .,lu mul,, in mil
colder pnrallc, of tho Northwest aro prompt-
u i.j iioeiiiiiiiK nuniiii to removo io more
congenial clime., I shall do a large class an
r.ki.nllnl .(in!..,, l.v.lnll.m II. . .1. ...
, . J ....HMM, IMU lUQIIIlUI IllV
THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD LANDS UNSOLD.
comprise abeyit C,r0,000 acres, extending fif
teen miles each side of tho track. Tho nor.
them portion, for 200 miles south of Chit-ago,
la chiilly prairie, with tho banks of streunm
more or less timbered. The soil la a rich
black loam admirably adapted to corn. lu..i
all the small grains, snrnbum, tobacco, Iho
sugar bet, tho tamo grasses aud stock mi,
big, especially sheep un account of tho mild
winters. Tho southern Portion has a liuuler
soil, is more broken and better timbered, and
apples, pears, peaches, glupes, strawberries,
tomatoes and sweet potato- a in great qiianti
th s, as well as tobacco and cotton aro ruined.
The lauds between liig Muddv Hirer and
Ceiitrnlia are underlaid with coal of the bi -t
quality which in reached by shaftt (ruin B() to
:ntt feet deep. Limestone abounds, and tho
zmo and lend ores ou the lliuileith lino are
the richest in Iho world. These hnidacan now
be bought Iniracts of 4()acrcs and upwuids
for from t7 to H0 per acre for one-lourth cash
down and tho bulunce in one, two and three
years at six per cent. Tho etutiuii agents
ulong tlno hue will show any one plats oi tho
unsold lands, and give all needed Informs
ll in. For fertility of sod, salubrity f cli
mulo nnd ready aicmn to Markets and the
cont res of civilisation theso sro the most
ihsiiuhhi lauds for turmiiig, fruit and
Block ruining, and for cheap, pleasant happy
homes for hair a million industrious puoplo
to bo found in the world. And now is the
timo to purchase; for tho certain removal of
tho Nutloliil Capital, in a few years, to the
Mississippi Valley, within half a sluy's ride
of I hi so lands will soon greatlvenhanco tneir
Valuo. Wiao men with fnmiliea will seek
hoiiicin near markets, and civilized lifo, instead
of in tho wilderness.
are tunning their umial course, at McYiek
ers. The Pan pa Rosa Opera troupe begin
.. iimuuh iiid iyura jiouso next Aioii
duv. Manager Aiken has Introduced tho new
featiuo of a Holiday afternoon nialiuee at
the Museum, g.
The Harvest in Europe.
By mail from Europe we have the follow
ing roHiimoof the harvest prospeotH prevail
ing nt the great food supply centres ou the
1st of October, as reported In Paris:
Tho accounts of the harvest in Germany
are very unequal, varying in different dis
tricts Iroui good to fur below the average
yield. Ou the whole, the grain harvest of
middle Germany wns below the average;
that of the Southern States wns fur better.
From Austria wo bear thut-the yield of corn
is considerably smaller than in the last two
yearn; tho same is truo of Houmania. Tho
Russian harvest is stated to have been good
uud the crops have no where tailed so com
pletely as in some places lust year. The
rodder is everywhere poor, with the excep
tion of a few mountainous districts. There
has been very little clover, aud botli the hay
and surrogate have been much injured by
the unfavorable weather. Ou tho other
hand there bus beeu a good deal ol straw.
Roth "potatoes and beets have suffered from
the beat aud drought of July and the rains
of August. Tho disease baa also appeared
with more or less virulence iu sonio parts.
The hopes ente.-biiued for the potato har
vest nre not, tnereiore. high; but it is said
that the beet is improving. The bops are
said to be in a very poor condition, partly
on account ol the wi utlier and partly liom
iue insects nun me eiiseuse, which have up.
peered in muuy gardens. Hciueely a qtiur
tor of the usual yield is expected. Rut lit
tlx fruit has been gathered, and even what
was is poor iu qnulity. This is particular,
ly the case with npples and plums. Nor
will lbliy be numbered among the select
vintages, as the quantity of grapes is small
and their quality interior.
A repulsive looking hermit, a sort ol
Miihlln Aom kmc. tin Iivm. i,i . I,.., Ul l.u
heud of Ateau Pond, ou Moose River, Mo.,
hix miles from bin nearest neighbor, nn
Irishman, He Is an Eu(:liNhiiiuu, tiumed
l.nekvfirn. W7 loarn ohl tmt !, li...1 1..
j , - j - i " - - i -1 u in
this seclusion nineteen yeais, cultivating a
uiuu paicu oi grouuu, ana cntcniug fish
Slid laiiie. Iliunnlv coin i,.iii.r,u
p. - j ww... . ..(... uid niA
caln, with whom he liven on lorins ol inti-
uiiiey hub Aiexnuuor neiKirK, Some disap
pointment seems to have sont hi in here,
but he makes a confidant of no one, but
sayH ke is possessed of au immense eslato
In Eiigluud, and has made his will, which
will astonish the world when it is opened.
He is now very fei blo mid nu object of pity;
but to some ouo who asked him if bo wa::
uot lonely, he suid, "No mini in alone ex
cept God bitted biui, uud be pillud such a
person." Ho is clothed iu filthy rugs, und,
not having bathed in years, bis peruoii is
encrusted iu dirt. There is some hope
that the lute Hood may have benefited him.
- A Scotch clergyiiiun, in the recent
drought, ono Sunday offered a prayer for
rain, and, sure enough, it came just as tho
survicii closed. Oue old ludy, who bad lie
umbrella with her, commenced to gather
up tho skirts of her gown over heud bo
fore quitting the church vestibule, at the
same time romurkiug to a neighbor, "Eh,
wumuinu, Isn't too bad of the doctor? Ha
might hue lotten us buine first."
Much in Little.
There aro sixty whaling ships nl pres
ent in the Arctic seen.
Toledo will ship over 3,000,000 slaves
to Philadelphia this year.
Flogging hns beeu abolished in the
Father Ilyaeiuthe attended a Jewish
Synagogue on Hnndny.
The Omnhft Republican snys there is or)
law for punishing; adultery in that place.
The New Jersey cranberry crop this
yenr is vnlued at two and a hull' millions.
Slxly-lwo years ngo, Oct, il, the (list
steamer was launched in the United
It is snid that one hundred aud twenty
one vessels were sunk or beached on th
coast of New lirmiswiek and Nova Sootia
by the recent tidal wnve.
A New Iledford woninu drew the dead
body of her infant in il liitln ...rri.o. i
an undertaker, the other day, to hay it
nn us u red lor coillu.
-At a recent fair iu Ronton 30,000 per
sons were weighed, and their average
weight waa 133 pounds. The heaviest man
balanced the scales at 370J pounds,
Over hino thousand mnles recently ap
plied, in mm wnnlr in eh. Mab Vn.U 1.-
jiibor llurenu for employment For the
1 1 ,. . 1.... l.m:i .- .
in?, o nnm um io situation.
A New York jeweler give Ids opinion
that nine out of ten of the so-called sets of
diamonds worn by fashionable r mere
paste, uot worth a shilling a peck.
A young boy at Richmond bet "two
bita" that he could lny down on the track
bed und let the train pass over him, and the
train did, though the boy wa minus hi
head and cash by the operstion.
The anse-ned value of Chicago is 2f.B,.
000,000, and to meet current expenses will
req.iire. according: to the estimate of the
Common Council, a tax of 15 mills on the
.1. W. Moore, who attempted to ravish
and afterwards murdered Mrs. Jessie Mac
Aduivs, at Greenville, HI., ou the 5th of
July hi ,t wa executed at that plaoeon th
The plan for the Stato Dopaitnient,
which was submitted oni time ago to th
Commission hiving that niidertnking in
chnrgo. ha been approved by the Presi
dent, Secretary Fish and the otbor mem
bers. Prof. Hiiydou, who in pro outing
geological survey of Now Mexico, is pleased
with the Spanish girhi. He snys thnt their
eyes aro brighter than diamonds, their
voice Hweeler thnu the sound of phono.
lithe, und they can mnk pumpkin pies al
most, if not ejuito, an good as the New Eng
Arkaunan objects to the injroduotiou
of Chineso laborers, but declare it wish
to bo for intelligent, independent farmer
and mechanics, who will "promote the
Christian art of science, support aud
mniiitniu schools, churches, aud become
landowners, householders aud tuxpayers."
There is a homo in Marshall, Missouri,
which has an unpleasant habit of going
crazy nt intervals. Its insanity takes th
form of a desire to vinit the abodes of men
and smash their furniture. Its last freak
was to enter a bed room and roose for a
uight on immaculate sheets.
On of those curious case of presenti
ment of which we so often bear ha just
occurred iu Atlanta, Georgia. A workman
iu the railroad Shop there persistently snid
he hud had a revelation that be should die
at twnlvo o'clock ou Tuesday, the lUlhinnt.,
aud al his request n fellow-workman prom
ised to toll the bell of the works at that
hour. The duy nnd the hour enme. The
mnu dressed himself in bis best, and lny
down upon his bed to await tho speedy
coming of that tiieuii messenger The
solemn note of tho bell was souuded, but
tho man did uot die.
A few nights since, ns tho night ex
press ou tho New York Central road was
lie-nr Amsterdam, n baby, who was looking
out of an open window, gave a spring, ami
in all instant tell from its mother's arms to
the ground. The nll'iighted mother, with
nut a thought of the danger, rushed to tho
door, and leaped from tho truiu. As soon
us possible the cars were stopped, and
backed to the spot where every oue expect
ed to learn of tiie fatal injury of both moth
er nnd child. Rut, strange to say, neither
was hurt, except thut the baby had a slight
bruise on tho side of the bead. The moth
er stated thut, un she saw th child go out
of the wiudow, lu r only thought was that
she "wuuted the baby."
Gen. Mugruder is lecturing on Maxi
milian in iCislon.
It In proposed to erect a statue to th
late Hon. Wnliain Pitt Fensenden, iu Port
land. Tho worklngmeu' nominee for Gov
ernor iu Massachusetts iu n Boston Hotel
The wife of a mail clerk in th Louis--vllle
Courier-Journal ofiioo hns fallen heir
Mr. Bergh is down ou pigeon-shooting,
mid will not consent to a match coming off
within his jurisdiction.
--Two of Gen. Butler's children bav
suiletl from New York for Europe, and will,
be educated in Germany.
Mm. E Golden, of New Orleans, be
fore the war ono of its Wealthiest belle, I
in the St. Louis poorhouse.
John Hayward, author of "Th New
England Guzetteor," died at Boston, Inst
week, ut the advnncod age of 88 years andi
Mr. Eliot is the seventh President
nurvard Uu'versity ha had in twenty-fly
years. Four of them Quiucy, Everett,,
Hpaikn nnd FoUjn are deud.
Ex-Govemi- Aiken, of South Carolina,
was fined -20 bv the M.in, r,r rti,. .)....
- , ... j - w. www..n,vw,
ou Momluy, tor neglecting to pay taxes on
two homes and two carriage.
Charles Crocker, of 8aoraineuto, Cab,
nnd Superintendent of the Central Pacific
Railroad, latvs -610 01 111 nnmnn. 1-1. -
, , --.j - - - - - - - - - . . - j . -. . i.uuj.
un Hill's painting of the Yo Semite Valley.
- Jonathan Morgan, a lawyer, linguist,
and nicubitnicittii, who constructor! th
first Bteombont ever seen on a New Eng.
laud river, is now living ut Portland, hav
ing attuiued the rips ago ol 91 yeais.
- Catharine Beecher, tho oldest of th-'
raco, is tl'.l years old. She was betrothsd
early iu youth to a very brilliant young
scholar, who is still remembered Prof. .
Ember, of Y'ale College; uud he having
been lost nt sea, Miss Beecher remained
single ull her life.
Mr. Francis Hill, of Exeter, Main,. -who
in now between 0 uud 'JO year old,,
purchaseti a tract of lund fur funning pui
poscs about sixty years ego. He lives ou
the same farm to-day, and in thut time h
has never bought u pound of flour or meul
of any kind, a kernel of ooru or grain,
potato or npplo, a pound of aheese or but. -ter,
of poik, beef, or mutton, or any other
nnmuhlo thing which farmers in Maine or
dinarily produce from their farms. He ha
ono of the bent tonus in bis town, and
works it yet bitiist If.
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- Miss NoJlia Si , a losy cheeked,
bright-eyed, ilui.hiug farmer's daughter,
living in Independence, Oakland county
Mo., hns not soured her temper in sighing
over fancied wrongs, nor doe she bewail
her sad (.state bucuuse, having been born
woman, she cannot act the part of a man.
When bur father' 30 acres nf grain, bow
ever, was spoiling to be out, and tlierewer
men to hind it, but uu oue to drive th
team, she lied her Newport hut do a-u under
her chin, donned her garden gloves, mount
ed the seat and drove aud worked the reap,
r over the whole thirty acres.- She come :
of good stoo,:, her mother having helped
to make the first graiu stuck in th oouuty,
nearly 30 years ago.