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BY P. S. PENNELL.
Jcaf wovon ringlet of mrnimfr rt fulling,
isick fAr nntll Antumn look, old,
Ltkf hnry-hlrMl ftftn, the nn in rslllnc,
A-ay o'er tbe to.mnUi.ti of tilrvr ml gold.
Oh ! Antnmn of rwc-i; cold, eok. on thv bnnnni.
TIip hcr nf life's n)rtiiRmtn and nuimuer arc
With rtnelt'U nrt trrwuMt, fcnd wot outol blov
?o roblwil In your pArtinp; from ho I den haired Jtint
Monrnn. fti winA-harnfc are Dunfnr and nlKnlnji;
Mil Mi?ntii(r rcf pinn that w t ntnrn.
Till H riitir, with warm flnirn, in tVttt'M untying,
Hli.ill kindle the nrva of ttm minnier to burn.
fltd mit(n.ii y brine to ti. ."WiilnK and InnMy,
Of (tlwnri a mice tlnr, imw f tided aim) K'Mi;
(Mil could wt-hnt har d tnr-tu thrh't.r f Iff only,
No MdiiMMi h id duwn In nuc tiute of it j)ig.
' Pnt ttr ore Hf ' 1 iind rooi ar tcillt"ff,
lvcp fn'tn thr tMifimi and o from thphrurt.
While lbfftnfm of Grief for U'a li-tr rrd re
With ton. In i (lint piln KVr the rnpit of flic dart.
Ohl sorrow tlio lone brirt ! crurlW bcatlm '
Forth frlendn that r-tuni to ntir boandil no
lnhinr likfwnve fptn trnn.,nh reffrslfnr.
HMrentmii from wild wind und rock ! row oftift
THE ONONDAGA GIANT.
A Stupendous Hoax.
New York IliTnlil tho following exposure of
the "(montliga Hiant mystery:
Jl ho been tlie custom fur several years
fur l'rcnohnit u to cuum fioui Canada and
work during tlin season in the qnirries of
Onnulngn. Threo years ago n t uiiu'l i n
bv the name nf -Inl Gerund cunie to On
oud iga to tivk work, Gerund was a mono
maniac IIih one iili n was that ho was mi
urlnt destined to rival tlit fame of Michael
Aiiroin. Ilo was taciturn nm of retired
habit. Ho inliiiliitcil n Hi oludml slnuily,
nn.l wlion n"t lit work in tlio qmtrrii'H iil
wiith rctirrd to it. No pcnoii wtiH rvet )n
uti'il into Mm cjiUii, unit t'(ilo p.18 . niu( it
on tlif Siitiliftlii (llwnjH Ik urd tho nmll t
ninl rliini l nt lull pl:y. Tlim firit nxritcii
no wondiT, but wlii n tlio Finn'! domiitn of
1'ilior in tlio kluiuty woro hrnrd inonth nftor
tiinntli until ll nt ninlit, tlio rt.rioHilyof
l'"ojilo wiih nwnkriiod. Tliin tiling rm
tinin (I for ni'iirly llirop y nnd tlu most
Bi'live rnrioMity-Hrekor ucvrr pcnetmtvil the
uiystiry of (i ruiul'H lulmr.
In tlio month of IMobrr, 1119, fii-rnnd
wnn iniMcd for Hi'vond days from tho work
ot the (imirriin. An Anunioan hv tho rrniuo
of (liorv;o Itookor, n r iloir-l ihornr, noma
tnlliya npirit of phihintlirophy, vihitod
the slinnty of (i'Tand, nnd lutind him mif
f( riiiK from n low form of forir; he l.roti(;lit
him food and mioli ini'iiicun s a lie thought
liin ciq rnjniri'il, hh Uorand r funi d to o
a lihrxifian. Ahout n week Irom hin flint
iMt 1 looker TtHited Ucriuul in tho uinht
und touud him v ry n ar Iiih end. Co nuul
xvrHKOl liiniHi lfurntcfiilfortheatti iitioim
of Hooker, nnd told him he would reveal to
hi in a preat xi'eicl. Ilo r iiustod him to
pawn liehind a Hi reeu that divided tho cahin
and look nt hi lieaiitilnl Htiitue -the mont
leaiitiful Ktatne in thn world, fkrnud said.
Tho ruling piwiiou of tho poor iniiu wm
slroiid lu dentil. Hooker did an reijncsled.
Jin daw lyinu heforo hiui an ol.ieet roveied
w ith a lar'o nnd raqf-ed piece of ennvah; he
rnixe.i it, unci to Iiih aNtniimliiucut, nncov.
ored the colosmil ntntu of B man lyinq on
bin haek. Ho returned to (1. r.uul nnd u.ik
od him who it wus. tiiTnud'HeyriKlennied
wildly M ho nnswere 1, "It in iSl. I'anl,"
(ieraud reiUeted Hooker in the tuoM irn
paK),ioned terniH to Hwear not to reveal thv
Kerret until hu had l cu dend a week.
Hooker, wirtLing to oblic;o the living man,
That niedit Oermul died, lint four per
soiiH attended tho funeral. Hooker ninoi.n
tho number, the threo olhem lipjit!; Cnnu
clmn.i. 'J ho tilth uight. niter tho huii.il of
ticnuid tho luliiti w.m obnfrveil to- boon
tiro. No ono paid imy uttenlion to if, but
Hooker, who hail not (seen the tire during
tho night, on paKiing that way in tho
Morning mw that the eabio was bunied.
Ho walked lip to tlio spot, expecting to
Iind Hie statue of ,St. 1 'mi 1, but to Inn titter
ntiiHZcment not n vektige of it wits to be
bo Hern: it L id vanished itx completely us
if it hud bei n n m ap bubble, instead of ft
tull ot car vi 1 stone. This lnjsterioUH di i
iippcuiitice ko iinpreKhtd Hooker that he
wished to keep the fact of the Ktainii n m
cret. lloKide ViH superstition, which was
actively ui ouxcil, ho drea led the laughter
of hm I'oiiip.miotiH it ho revealed bis dis
covery. Hooker linn been employed ns n teamster
ill this city. A few days before the di.cnv
cry of the Maine, Hooker had mi attack of
acute pneumonia. On a frame weakened
by cxpohiiie nnd dixKipntion tbn di-fane
made rapid progresH. The Hewn of the din
eovery tlew like wildllro, and wnR much
talked of by thimo in attnid.ince on the nick
num. Ho wan deeply nH.cted bythedjH.
covi ry. On the day it was rumored Hint
1'rolvNHor Hall, tho State (ieoligist, was to
imt the Bcrno of ilincovcrv, Hooker made
nu urgi lit reipicHt that hisplij-hician be smt
lor. lr. lmxteiied to his bedside.
Hooker asked the doctor if ho bought he
would recover; the doctor replied tiiat he
could not live much longer. Hooker then
loll the doctor he would riVt.il ths secret
of tho C.trdil' Ki.tnU Dr. then told
Hooker that ho should like n responsible
witness present. Ir. therefore sought
mo, as he knew I took a deep interest ill
tho subject. We both repaired to the house
occupied by Hooker, near the west KiibiirLn
of the ciiy. We fouudthe patient but little
excited, nnd, In tho opinion of Hr. ,
perfectly haue. Hooker then made the
Ktutcmciit which I huve ubovo detailed.
Altor I had written it, almost in the very
words of the above, I re id it to Hooker,
nnd ho then iiflUed his mark to tho lollow
ing dying declaration:
i, (Jeorgo Hooker, knowing myself to bo
near my death, have heard rend "to mo tho
iibovtt rtatemcnt, nnd it ngrees with tbe
Htati incut already made by me, which I
Boleinuly declare to be truth. I hnvo heard
the ib'Kcription of tho Cnrdiif giant, nnd
believe it to bo tho sumo slatuo found Iving
ill tho cabin of Jules Gerund, nt Oiiomhiga.
WitncHg Thomas IJ. Kli.is.
This llnlshi all positive information re
garding this wondarl'ul honx. I now eoino
to that part of the history which isa "mys
tery." One year ago, about tho time of the bum
t ing of Jules (ieraud's cabin, a stranger
i mi i mo uuiui m Auuy lor a guiiio to
tho hoiiso of Kowell, at hufayetle. A wagon
nu t Riiide wero thoro furnished him. Af
ter traveling to within sight of Mr. Newell's
house, ho paid and dismissed the guide,
and proceeded ou foot. This wa the. lust
neon of our mysterious stranger. A low
ilaya nftei - noma of my informants say
two, mid others sny three days a wagon
oouutiuing a largo box eleven teet long was
observod to bo making its way toward
Newell's bouso. Several voracious wit
nesses are willing to sweur it was Kuwait's
There the substantial part of my narra
tive ends. I am oonliiUnt the publication
of this siateuient will bring out further
luctK, Kcveral partiea wero mixed up to
gether in perpetrating thin fraud, and fear,
a powerful emotion in human nature, w ill
compel some of tbe parties to furnish the
missing links in the chain of facts 1 have
detailed above. The most surprising thing
about this is the magnitude of the hoax.
All other attempts at humbugging sink into
iusiguincuuoe by the side ot tho "Curd ill
Giant." Kichurd Adams Locke's moon
hoax and IWs story, "Huns l'hanl," nre
simply moonshine when compared with the
cool effrontery of this Card ill' hoax, l'hy
siciaus, geologists, lecturers and savans
have visited the statue of poor, half crazy
Gerand, and returned dumbfounded. I will
close this nnrrative by saying that Newell
and bis abettors have persistently refused
to allow any porson, competent to decide
the question of this being a potrefation or
work of art, to luspest it. l'rof. Hall, who
was allowed a few moments ot examination,
Was pledged to reserve bis opinion until
periuissiou was given him to make it known.
ESCAPE FROM MORMONDOM.
A Young Scotch Girl's Experience in
Salt Lake City.
wo w tr , a
from a bright-eyei, rtnldy-chdcked, Intel
Igent hcotcl la'sie cf Feventeeo, who ha
just ecnped from Ball Lake City, and is on
bor way back, to her pnrentnl home in Scot
lnnd. Iter nnmo is Kniily Jane Kane. Htie
is a nntivenf Glasgow; her father, former
ly a respectable stevedore of that Ilk, is
dend, nnd Emily and her widowed mother,
Bniong numerous others, were converted
nlmnt two yettrs ago to Mormouism by some
of the jiroselyting elders of the sect. Glow
ing pictures wero presented to the con
verts, especially to the comely and matringe
able damsels, ot the comforts nnd delights
of b life in tho terrestiinl pnradiso of the
Saints ill I'te.h, nnd tho young girl, hy dint
of hnrd work and strict economy, was en
abled to save enough of her hard earnings
to start with toTiipe full of fellow con
vrrts, on the Wh of July, foj the promised
land. I ne iwwir'i was without adventure.
They arrived in New Vork oily on the 12th
of August, nnd in Salt I.ako City on the
Vehicles met ilimi at tlio station, and
Emily found nn elderly saint of I'.O seated
by l er sidn, whnroM Imr that he bad a
good homo nnd wsiitod her for a wife, and
would bike goid earn of her if she would
have him. 'Naturally staggered by this
abrupt proposal, ah tagged a littlo time
for reflection, ami on arriving nt tlie city
loiind that the gray-headed jKithnrio hnd
nlrendv three wivennd nnmeronsehiMren.
Emily and bor follow voysgers opened
their eves to the existence of polygamy.
On the first Sunday after ber nrrivnl she
heard the great Urighnm prencli a sermon,
in which ho said that a man who hnd not
at least three wives would surely be damn
ed; nnd that every man onght to have from
s'ven t'l ten to ho sure of salvation.
Emily, w ho has the stuff of a trne hero
oine in her composition, soon resolved to
escnpe irom tlie wretctieit lite iicioro Her at
all bariirds. Sho fled to a camp of Tinted
Suites soldieix 11 nr the city, nnd threw
lu i self on their protection. Tlio soldiers
contributed enough to pay lier passage to
Omnha; then she sold the few spare gar
ments in bcr little bmnlle niul got money
to pay her f ire to this city.
eiteniav she w.ilked tlie piers looking
for somo vessel Isitiud to tho fathorland.
The peor girl's nptienrtince attracted tho
notice of Harbor JT i'iter James M. Thomp
son, a kind-hearted cflieinl, wko at once
tiKik a fatherly intercut in l.i r. Ho went to
his friends. ;(. EdvvaiJ Howard and
f'iit. ('. 1'. Kaymond. Togelher'they call
ed on Messrs. ihlli rA Conger, Gen. Ahram
Dnryee, sud other South street merchants.
who promptly contributed funds to pay
Emilv s cTpeoies to Scotland, and to-dny
she sails in tho sttftiu pnckcL We asked
tier v. Iiy she did Let n uiuiu in this country.
S ild sho in reply; "1 want to go back to
tell onr p-oplo the tmth about Mormouism
to lot them know what a vile imposture
it is. Emily, we think, will prove a sharp
thorn in the side of the mission.iriis. A.
1'. Sui, OH. '2111,,
Colored Confidence Man.
From the Buffalo Express, Oct 27.
mulatto called at tho bouso of lien Scott,
tho well-known pul liii crier, on Oak street,
and inquired whi le he could obtain lodg
ings for tho I'Vli!, stating that ho bud just
arrived bom the country. Scott pointed
out a Loartiiii'.' bouse, but nt the same
time invited the stranger to come in
and take a sent. A conversation followed,
in which ho of the yellow huo told a
long and perhaps pi icwiblo story ol bis life
in the Southern I. .ml. His master died du
riug the war, ami Sambo ' negotiated," as
ho said, (n polite woid for "stole") $72.'KH)
in bullion and plate. This by the nid of
a partner was buried, mid remained hidden
until after the war, when it was uucarthed
and brought in a hunk to tho North, and
was ngain buried in the town of Cheekto
waga, Sambo's ptrtuer was taken sick
could not endure the Northern climate, etc
nnd wanted to go South again.
Now comes tne softest part of tho storv,
as told to poor Scott. Tho partuer would
si 11 ail bin claim to tho treasure for four
thousand dollars. Snuibo hnd secured
three thousand dollars, and was looking
for it man to ndvani o the other thousand.
This proved a tempting bait for tho public
crier, und Le suz. "d upon it with avidity.
Ho ngrccd to Mrmah tlio ouo thousand dol
lars, and was to have a largo eharo of the
treasure. All iicy Monday nnd Tuesday lie
labored to Hnd the tnonsy, and Tuesday
vi ning in company with Suuibo drove his
hoise to the w ihbi of Checklowago, whero
the artner Was found waiting. Arrange,
tueids wrro smiii completed, nnd hcott
handed the homo sick gentleman from tho
South jd.lNHI in greenbacks, when, with
coolness that i n. si have, been refreshing to
Scott, tin y told him to stay and bold the
horso while they went after tho bidden
IriiLk. Scott hi Id that Lorse till his mind
became sulUcieiitly clear to discover that he
was a victim of tni. placed conlidetice, and
then returned to UulValo nnd told the story
to tho police authorities.
Lightning as a Photographer.
A correspondent cf the Scientific Aineri
cen tells this marvelous, but not nnpnrnl
lelcd story uf murks produced by light
ning during n thunder storm iu Washing
ton county, Md. hi au open lot m ar tho
residence of the late ('apt. John Kessley,
about two and a half miles northwest of the
town of Hancock, iu the county named,
stood nn oak tree of medium size, under
which, during a thunder Korui, a sheep
had taken shelter from tho rain. On a
limb or blanch of tho tres sat a robin,
directly over tho sheep; a flash of light
ning struck the tree, the robin, and the
sheep, killing both of tho hitler. We taw
the shet p lying under the tree, and went
to see if it had been killed. When we ar
rived, we found the sheep dead, lying upon
thu hilt side, and limud the dead body of
the robin lying upon tho right, or tipper
side of tho shei p. dipt. lUsslcy ordered
his servants to skin tho sheep which they
did immediate1)-, nnd when they rtimo to
tho spot on tbe right, which was tho upper
side, where tho body of the robin bad
fallen, and where wo had found it, they no.
tieed a strange appearance, aud called onr
nttentiou to it. To our no smnll astonish
ment, we found on the inside of the skin
cf tho sheep, and also on the flesh of
llni body of it, a perfect pieturo of
the robin, even to tho fine fringes
of the feathers if its wings. Now it could
not hnvo been tho l.dliug of the body of the
robin upon the body of the sheep that caus
ed the impression, as tho flj'iire or picture
inns lorineu was inn mat, ol a dead turd ly
ing sideways on the i-heep, ns we found it,
but it was a perfect pieturo ot the robin,
while sitting upon the limb of the tree,
above the sheep. This circumstance at the
time elicited a great deal of controversy
amonR a small circle of educated gen
tlemen in the immediate viclnitv. and
the only conclusion that could be arrived
nt was, that the current of electricity in tho
instant of its passage, carried the outline
of the figure of the robiu down upon the
body of tho sheep, the sheep having fallen
(il it were not already lying) unou its side.
before the body of the robin reached it in
its downward descent. No doubt the sheep
wus lying uowu in mo nine oi tuo stroke.
Now whether tho bodv of the robin nli
soibed a portion nf the eloctrio fluid, and
in that way caused the pieturo (darkened as
it was) upon tho inside of the skin and no
on the flesh of the sheep, I nm not able to
prove, uut inai nas always been my thoory
A coMiiitn nor, who may be seen any
dav. with a basket of edilileu tw n..
entered nn ofllee on Wall Street, with his
usual exciannitiou ot "Cukes, pies aud
sandwiches" when the following colloquy
I., .t,iun., il. a 1,1.. 1 J
wmvu lav iuiuc.Ltir uuii mo uuritey en
"Ah, Sam. bow is tho irie-tradn Irwin v?'
"Well, Massa, it ain't so good now, tiuoe
the fmld excitement . "
"Why, what has the gold excitement to
uo wiiu mo pie uusiuess, 1 should like to
(1 von nee all. T iiha tr at.ll - nA4
i J - ' - " ' n uuj
mnnv riiu trt tfbn Itptibttrn nil nl.mn ft-.
rroi, mm wow 11, urnrs tistj oieu uutll ( not
dUe."N, I. 7Woune.
NO MORE WARS.
Victor Hugo at the Peace Congress
Freedom before Peace.
Rappol, the revolutionnrf Yl,er
Paris, prints Victor lingo's speVh before
the l'eace IiengnB, at Vausanno, in Switzer
land. It will be noticed there is a very
important condition in his advocacy of
universal brotherhood. This is the con
clusion of his address:
i We who are hero, what do yon isli ?
Peace, We desire peace; we desire, it ard
ently, we desire ft absolutely. Wo desire it
between ruau and man, between people nnd
people, between race and race, between
nrother and brother, between Alii 1 and
Cain. We desire the appeasement of hat
red, lint this peaeo, bow do wo want it?
Do we desire it at all price? Will wo hnvo
it without conditions ? No. Wo want lot
the peace of the bent back and the bowed
Wo want not a peace of despotism, nnder
baton or under the scepter. Tho first con
dilion of pence is deliverance. For this
deliveranco there ninst bean effort, assured
ly a revolution, which will be the supreme,
niul alas! perhaps a Wnr which will be the
Inst. Then all will be accomplished. Peace
being inviolable, will be perpetual. I lien
no mtre armies, no morn king". The van-
isluug of tue present tlmt Is what we will.
We will that the people shall live, labor,
pnrchnse, sell, sneak, love, and think free
ly, and that they shall have schools making
citizens, and no more princes making rillu
nien. We will tho great continental Ibi-
putilie, we will the I nited states ot l.urope,
and 1 conclude with this watchword: ijiiior
ty, the object l'eace, tho result.
FRIGHTFUL CALAMITY. Burning of the Steamer Stonewall---
Over Two Hundred Lives Lost.
C'iik'Aiio, Oct. 2S. A special from Car
bondale, Illinois says that the s'eamer
Stonewall, which left St. Jjonis for New
Orleans on Tnesdav evening, heavily laden
with passengers, horses, mules, hay and
other freight, Inst night noout n o clock.
when nenrNeelys landing, ten miles from
Grand Tower, took flro, nnd dcipite all ef
forts to save her, was burned to the water s
edge. Wheu the flro broke out, every ef
fort was nindo to land, but, the strainer was
so heavily laden that she could not be
brought nearer thau ono bundled yardi ol
the shore. Great confusion and terror pre
vailed, . There wore about two hundred
cabin and deck passengers aboard, quite a
number of whom were women nnd child
ren. The flames sprend with great rapidi
ty. Scores of men sprang into the water
aud attempted to reach tho shore by swim
ming, nearly nil these were lost. l .very
couceivnblo object that could bo obtained
was thrown iuto the water, and to those
the passcugeui clung with nil tho tenacity
Mr. Beecher's Book Farming.
From Mark Twain's 'BisNshf r'i Private IUHK"
Mr. lleechor's farm consist! nf thirl-six
acres, and is carried on on strict scientific
principles. Ilo never puts iu any part of a
crop without consulting his book. As soon
as tho library is complete, tho farm will
iiegiu to ho a prollttiblo investment, nut
book farming Las its drawbacks. On ono
occasion, when it seemed morally certain
that tho I) a V ought to be cut, tun hav book
could not be found, and heforo it w as found
it whs too Into, and the hay was nil spoiled.
Mr. Jieecner raises some of the hnest
crops of whest in the country, but the un
favorable difter"nce betweeu the cost of
producing it and its market value after it
is produced has interfered considerably
with its success as a commercial enterprise.
His special weakness Is hogs, liowever.
He considers bogs the best game a farm
produces. Ho buys the original pig fur
i.ou, ami leeiti him fit) worth ol com.
and then sells him for about This is
the only crop ho ever makes any ninucy on.
lie loses on the corn, but be ui.iUesS7.uiJ
ou the bog. He does not mind this, be
cause ho never expects to make anytliiug
on corn any way. Aud any way it turns
out tie has the excitement of raisiug the
hog anyhow, whether ho gets the worth of
him or not. His strawberries would be a
comfortable success, if the robins would
eat turnips, but they won't, nnd lienco tho
Two years ago Mr. Bccclior's fur-sighted-ness
warned biiu that there wus going to
be n great scarcity of watermelons, and
thercforo ho put in a crop of twenty-seven
acres of that fruit, lint when they came
up they turned out to bo pumpkins, and n
dead loss was the consequence. Sometimes
a portion of bis crop goes into the ground
tlio most promising sweet potatoes, and
comes up the most iutcrnalost carrots
though I never Lave beard him express it
ju.-t in that way. Mr. iln-cher's most din
astrons experience was the time he tried to
raise an immense crop of dried apples.
He plauted fifteen hundred dollars' worth,
out never a ouu of them sprouted.
The total length of railway in tho world
is put down at l()'.t,177 miles, and it cost
ll),H2!l,7."il,".)82. The United States have
12.217 Miles. Iho next lamest national
supply is iu Grent llritiun. 1.217. fiance
has !l,'.l,'l! miles; Russia, 4,!IHI; Prussia,
i.UMti, Italy, 4, lir.i; Austria, 4, 1211; South
Germany, 2.(;h1; Spain, 1) I2'.i; Jlelguiin,
i,7'.ki; and tho North Gorman States l.Ull:
ltritixh India, 4.t)".i2; nnd tho Canadian Do
minion, 1,31s. No other lauds exceed liMHI.
Tho distribution of railway to area and
population is a curious brunch of the stat
istics. This country has 7,H1 square
miles to each uiilo of mil, and K7.CU in
habitants. Mexico brings 2.N-2.f!,14ll miles
of area, and i),HHr, inhabitants to meet
each of her 2115 niilos of road. Great ltrit
iati has biw square miles, and l,(i"(i,:)0 iu
habitants nnder the snme supply of nuP.
The absolute cost of construction
was greatest to Great llritiun,
aud the next greatest with
us. Her outlay was S2,5U,ai 1,18-j. and
ours l,W',4,fil9,31U. Prance came up to
$l,r.7i;,(;t;5,h:i2, and there tho billions stop.
The Prussian system represents $717,(;v,),.
I in, and tho llnssiau f 721,700. 171. lit, l' -
nm, reticulated as sho is, reports a cost ol
only $lwi!,l'.l8, 801. The smallest amount
credited is two miles in Natal, South Atrica,
but these two wiles cost U!),42;l, while
iiHtnnlca built fourteen miles tor onlv $:l'.ll.-
171. Tho rolativo cost of building was
greatest iu Urazil, whero it is set down at
204,ir,7, agaiust S170.2W) in Groat lirihiin,
nw,in in ! ranee, 21U In Holland,
57,1 14 in Denmark, aud $11,2.15 in tho
I'niUil States. In Russia the cost was
$Hl'.l,li22. The wondi rful disparity in the
cost of constructing a mile of railway is
me most rvmarkabie lent we have, especial
ly when there is taken into consideration
the fact that labor is everywheie cheaper
than hero, aud tho cost of living less; al
though it is true that tho roads of other
countries are much better built aud bettor
Ravaoes of tuk Caoi.i.iu in Iniiu.- A
letter from Cnloutta, dated Angust 2(lth,
pretontH the following sad picture of tho
ravages oi cuoiera in inilia:
Although at Umritsir, Agra, and several
othor places which have been attacked,
cholera has sensibly abated, it is still raging
in many districts iu various parts of the
oonutry with fearful violence, and the total
ueatn rate is, at the very lowest estimate.
4(10 a day. Since 1858 there has been no
hot season so fatal as the present to Euro,
peans. All through the Northwest prov
luces the pestilence is untkinti sad ravains.
At Gwulior tbe deaths are from sixty to a
hundred a day, and Sepree, llhopal and Se
hare are suffering heavily. The scourge
seems, indeed, to be steadily marching
aloua the Agra road to llouilmv. At Iiidnru
tbe native ltajah has made the people otter
nueiiuvcn uuwiuu ma imy wans, WIIU Uliro
beads aud dry tauiKjfte.i, bnt without anv
marked success, as upwards of 1,01X1 men
have perished during the nast three weeks.
All through Malwa the horrors of pestilence
are aggravated by the privations of famine,
especially among the thousands of pilgrims
who have been visiting the shrino of O incur,
and are now obliged to remain iu that dis
trict until the mini are over. From South
ern India we hear almost equally gloomy
tidings. At Hyderabad the cholera has
made terrible Inroads, and at Madras and
all the other main centres of population it
Utts tiau wore or lose viuiims.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
Hoap Makings- In the first plaoe, it your
wooii is poor, your asnes win is poor and
yon will nov have good soati. Take onod
care of your ashes, and one woek before
me lye is required put them In the lench
Sounding them down solid. It is easier
one if they are dampened. Then ponr
on water until they begin to drip, af
ter which let thera stand one week to "rot ;"
then hang on yonr kettles, and commeuco
running off lye for operations.
Ity letting the ashes stand to "rof," as il
is called, the lye is stroncor, and the soap
of a better qnalitv, and not so ant trt
I - ..it n , r . i , , . '
iB - nvery. ji me lye is too strong,
I weaken It: if too weak. I boil
it The proper strength ran be (old bv
putting a fresh egg into it. It should
throw the big end ol the egg tip above the
surface to show about tho size of a silver
dime (If any one nnw-a-daysnnn find oneto
mase the comparison.) ir the lye is a tritle
weaker the cpg sinks. With lyn nf this
strength, take a ponnd of clear grease, or its
equivalent in "common soap grease," to
each gallon oflyo used, and set to boiling.
Alter tho grense is "eaten np," If the mix.
tnre will "eat ' or lakn the ulunin off
feather, put in more grease. If n white
scum rises on top, skim it off, or put in
more lyo. This scum is groase, and should
never be left until it Is cold. lloil until it
looks ropy as it runs off the stirrer. If not
boiled too thick, all sediment will settle
while it is cooling, and I prefer not to have
mo lye ponreoj in.
A former writer gives her trouble with
grease that was too salt. I think if sho had
rightly known, her h e was too strong. I
never had trouble with salty grease except
that it makes the soap hani. A lady once
put np her ashes with mine for making
soap. It was so strong as to bear nn ego
entirely above tho lye. Iwiakened mine
and had no difficulty. She tried an experi
ment, and boiled all dny; still, as she ex
pressed it, "it wouldn't come worth a rent,"
An old lady seeing it, told her to ponr wa
ter int it. She a ided nearly as much vt.
ter as there wns compound in the kettle.
Instantly tho soap camo, (lr. yliiiericm
A Goon VAtmrsit ron Hoots, KnoKS and
IlAnsKss. Put half a pound of gum shel
lac, broken up in small pieces, in a quart
boltlo or jug, cover it with alcohol, cork it
tight, (to prevent the alcohol from evapo
rating, which should be pnro) and put It on
a shelf in a warm placo; shake it well sev
eral times a day; thou add a pieco of gum
camphor as large as a hen's egg; shake it
well and in a few hours shake it again, and
add one ounce of lamp black; if the alco
hol is good it will be dissolved in three
days; then shake and use. If it gets too
thick, add alcohol pour out two or three
tenspoonftils in a saucer, aud apply it with
a small paiut brush. If the materials were
all good, it will dry in about five xniunles;
and it will be removed only by wearing off,
giving a gloss almost eoual to patent leather.
The advantage of mis preparation abovo
others is, that it docs not strike into tho
leather and make it bard, but remains ou
tho surface, and yet excludes tho water
almost as perfeetly. This same prepara
tion is admirable for harness, and does not
soil when touched, as lampblack mixtures
I will add hero that as fir ns I have heard
of the above mixture being tried, it ans
wers all the purposes claimed for it. It
would bo excellent for boot and shoe, as
well as hsrncss makers.
Management or Poi'ltbt. Very few far
mers pay sullieioiit uttenlion to tho breed
ing nnd management of poultry, although
it is well worth while to do so. Tho nrioe
of eggs and dressed poultry has been re
munerative tor several jears, and no doubt
will continue to bo so. Tho manure of the
poultry house, when nroncrlv ninnnoed
and applied to garden and field crops is
very beneficial. To tho orcharding poul
try are a necessity, for ho wants them
for picking pupro or lnrvin of
injurious insects, and saving
bis fruit from destruction. The annle worm
and tho curculio have been nearly externii-
niucu m some orennrus ny ths simple rem
edy or preventive of keeiiinir noultrv
about the trees. No remedy for the striped
bug, the dostroyer of tho melon nnd en.
cumber vines, lias been found equal to a
uock. oi smau cuicicens. .
Every farmer should have a well arrang
ed poultry house in some well-sheltered
nook, with a ib or opening inlo the orchard.
II thoorcharil is not very near the dwelling
house, tho best plan will bo to winter the
fowls in a warmhnnse iu the barnvnrd nnd
to put np a shed in the centro of the orch
nrd to bo occupied by them during sum
mer. MlU'II Cows. Milch cows should bo fed
uight nnd morning regularly now, nnd
housed nights nnd in wet weather. They
should riot be obliged to depend too much
on tho pastures; there is no reason why a
good flow of milk should bo stopped now,
as it too often is by short pasturage, and
there is no economy in footling the mowing
lands down to the roots of the gniBses; bo
sides, berbago when frost-bitton is less
nutritious Hum If it had not been exposed
to tho frost, aud substantial fodder is es
sential for animals which are either grow
ing or producing. At no season of the
year may pumpkins, root tops, immature
cabtages, and even grain, be used to bet
ter advniitnge than now. An nbundan.-.o
of good water is necessary, nlso a fre-
qneut supply of salt. Mitst'whusrtts
WAsniNo SwT.Tt.n Horses. A corre
spondent nf tho London Field answers an
inquiry whether it is a safe practice to wash
sweated horses in cold water. He snys he
has adopted it, and with benonoiid results,
both in summer and winter. Altar wash
ing, the auimnl should be rubbed dry, as
far as practicable, and the legs especially.
Should the hair ou them be too long to ad
mit of this being sulllciently done, flannel
bandages shoiild:bo put on, nnd a woolen nig
thrown loosely over, bnt without the roller.
In the course of an hour the horse will bo
tolerably dry, mid should then have anoth
er rub down, nnd bo clothed in the ordina
ly manner. If horses were treated in a
more rational Dimmer than is often the
case, with puro air aud scrupulous cleanli
ness, disease would bo far less common.
To Sued G haves. Boil them until thev
burst, then part or loosen them gently
wiiu a wooden lors, or otherwise, so tlio
seeds can sink to the bottom; then with a
spoon in your baud, pour und scrape out
of tho vessel, leaving tho s ds at the bot
tom. Then spread a few of the grapes on
a flat dish, and with a teaspoon romevo tho
remaining seeds. Then re-hsataml can.
Coun iNKiiAn Holt a pint of corn until
it is a littlo soft; put it into a jar; add a
pint of nieliisses and four quarts of water;
mix well together aud set near the stove.
In two days it will be good beer; and in two
or throe weeks It win no good vinegar.
The same corn will do for six months.
Wheu tho vinegar is nnulo, ponr it off and
add molasses and water to the corn, Iu
this way you will huve a constant supply.
A Cheap and Delicious Puddimh. Take
four tablespoonfuls of flour, which mix
gradually into a quart of milk; add the
yolks, well beaten, of four eggs, resorving
tuo whites or tuo same uutil a moment be
fore placing in the oven; grease your dish
aud pour iu the above mixture, and bake in
a quicK oven uueeu ur iweuiy nuuiues.
Eut with any kind of sauce you choose.
Boii.ku Buef vuon Soup. -The beef ta
ken from a soup may be utilized in various
ways. I um myself of the opinion that
the best way to employ boiled beef is to cut
i, j-.i- ..i: . r ,., ,e:
iv, uum, lino niiero ui umruuia iiuuuusH,
dressed with buttered toast; or else to eat
it as a salad, tho dressing to be seasoned
with plenty of pot herbs. However, for
those who preler it hot, there aro excellent
hiiji iii servuiH t" eiuitq't",
A Mimtim. four into a dish that will
bear the flro, a little soup, unskimmed; add
parsley, scalliou, tarragon, chervil, and
chonoed cucumber pickles; season with
pepper and salt and cover with fine slices
of boiled beef ; strew the same seasoning
over the beef, cover tbe dish, let it ssethe
ou the tire for half au Hour, ttuu serve.
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. The Elections-The Grain Movement
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. The Elections-The Grain Movement-Extravagance-Music and the Music
iCmcA0i,Ot. ao,18()l. Rnthing is talked of
m the city just now out (lie election to cbms
oft next Tuesday. At fairs and festivsls, In
the street, cars and nn the streets, In stores
and factories, in snloons snd hotels, the Krcat
burden of ts Ik Is polities. There hss been a
bitterm ssftl'out this contest niinsiil even iu
political warfares. 1 f one were to believe the
elisrces of eseh party against tho other's
candidates, a worse set of ofllcers could hard
ly have been selected from tho most dinhon
oat class of sui:l, ty than t he men presented
for the snfTrages of tho Voters, Doubtless,
after election, theso sliugcrs of vile epithets
will regret tho hard words they have spoken,
Ibit II will not bo ev for somo of the
maligned candidates especially tho defeated
oni s to forget Hie accusations made against
them. I am glad that tho contest is to be
so soon ended, for these personalities are dis
tasteful to me.
THE GRAIN MOVEMENT.
The receipts of whe.t sro still largelv In
excc.s of-almost rtonhlothe shipments,
aud there Is not likely to be a very active
movement of wheal totlie seaboard flllthoro
Is s rise In the price of it In the eastern mar
kets. With gold and United mates bonds
lower.and No a spring wheat at fll, ets. in this
market, there Is not much Inducement for
owners of wheat to soil it, if they are ahlo to
Perhaps there Is no city whore those who
liaveenmn into the possession of wealth are
more anxious to display it, than In Chicago.
Nor is this pnssion peculiar to either set. I
was reminded of this on seeing a half oolnmu
notice of the private residence of a superin
tendent of one of the city railway companies
here. His liniisn cost Ii)0,(niO, snd his barn
IM,(ni0. Iii this republican country, where
the property does not descend tiv law to tlio
eld st son, hut Is divided eqiisH'v among the
heirs, sin h an establishment seldom remains
in tic family, l or IT a man has half the or
thodox, or scriptural number of children, he
i seldom able to leavo ennneh to cadi of
Hu m to :oep np such an establishment, and
it has to be sold, st his death, at a great sac
rifice. It almost never is t ran-mil toil, in the
family line, to the tlrrd generation. And
while men sro st liborty to indulge in all tho
extrsvngntce they can pay for, yet those who
ape the fendal aristocracy are not doing their
own generation or posterity tho best service
by such use of their wealth, aad dosorve
criticism rather than praise
MUSIC AND THE MUSIC TRADE.
One of tho marked signs of progress In tho
northwest is tho improvement of tho pooplo
in aesthetic tnstn and rnltnro, s shown not
onl v in the great I v Improved condition of their
buddings, household appointments, modes of
living, schools and churches, but In their cul
tivation and anpn ciation of tho divine art of
miiaiu. And this is one of tho most hopeful
signs. For the refining, elevating and pntl
fing influence of music cannot he overcsti
mated. And no intelligent and judicious pa
rent will evergrndge the expense of a musical
education for his sous and daughters. The
exchange of a littlo material wraith for thai
which becomes a part of the soul, and there
fore Immortal, impressing itself iu enduring
and happy influences upon the character for
ever, sud making it the imporishahlo her
itage of his children, is a sure and profltablo
Investment, If it Is not laying np
treasure in heaven, il is layinir np
that which neither ninth norrustcsii corrupt,
anil which thieves cannot break through nor
steal. And to the nterprie, good tastn and
tin Ivbs energy of the musio dr tiers nf Chi
cagothe Head Center of tho Northwest is
the gcuernl diffusion of musical Instruments
snd the culture i f musical tasto in a great
measure due. There is one fact which iur
eliaseis of pianos and other musical Instru
ments will do well to remember. There aro
improvements constantly being made iu tho
various kinds before the public so thvt somo
which formerly had tho first-class nn longer
retain their prc-cinhionec, acd others for
inerlv IndilVerent now aro equal to the best ill
the line qualities of clearm as, depth of tone
and power. It is not so much the as
the iHnlifit of thv instrument that should be
considered; for the nume Is valuable only as
it represents iioii. Tho yearly sale of mu
sical instruments In Chicago exceeds a million
of dollars sud is constantly increasimr. And
chief among Its Mils c dealers, liko Haul
among his brethren, stands
MUSIC AND THE MUSIC TRADE. W. W. KIMBALL, 63 WASHINGTON STREET.
Tho largest, and ono of tho oldest music
dealers of the west, whose capacious store,
In the Opera House, Is lined with musics in
s'.rnmciiln. (In end ring this immense estab
lishment I noticed, ainouir mnnv others.
seme splendid I.ighls .V. Co. piano's, Mullet,
Davis ,V Co. 'a pianos which received the sil
ver nicdiil, first premium, at the recent Min
nesota Statu fair, and ereated quito a senna
lion, having nil tho modern improvements
ami Isluug a front rank among the best pianos
nu I the Justlv celebrated Smith's American
Organs- which also carried off in triumph
iwo sliver meiuiis as nrsi premiums si this
fair htiudrt ds of which can ho seen roadv
for shipment to customers.
has been remarkably cold t!a past week, with
the exception of two days, but is a little
milder to tiny. We have hsd no rain or con
sequence I r weeks, and the ground is
exceedingly dry to a great depth.
The rnclisli (Mora will bo continued st
Crosbv's Opera llousu next week.
"iMimis .iiuseiiui' I, as been christened
"Aiken's Museum" in honor of the nronrietor
and king of ninmigcrs. Prank J'.. Aiken, who
has ad led to it soino now wonders -among
tin in Chamr. the Chinese ciatil.aiid bis wifi.
Siiig-lloo, a miirvel ol Chinese hi auty. Hig.
CiiuUi, the Azli c child - the last of his lace,
It is caul v ill appear Monday. November 8th.
Miilinees, Jloiubiv. Wednesday and Saturday
afternoons, which are always crowded.
Ai .iiciicKei s, oirs, . 1', Howers, the best
American actress on the stugo, plays her
fsrewell tu-liiglit in "Mary Sluail." Next
Mnuduy Joseph .lelVerson begins su engage
ment with bis dog "Schneider." He is a
great and "draws" if anv one
Whstkhn Patents. The following West
ern patents wero granted by the Commis
sioner of Patents for the week ending Get.
2Hth, IStl'.l, as reported by l'arwell, Ells
worth A Co., Solicitors of American and
foreign Patents, nnd Connselors In Patent
Causes, Hi2 Eake street, Chicago, 111. :
Raw Sett -1). liluckstone, Warren.
brush F, Cole, Kankakee.
Egg Detector Frank J. F.isenman, Chi
I.uue Kiln (leorgo Ilensler, Kankakee.
Itailway Coupling- Jluthew (liiinn, Watsga.
Condenser lor Stills Edward South, Chi
Water V hoel-Il. V. Tuttlo, Galena.
Weather Strip J. It. Webber, Chicago.
Snow Plow M. A. A 3. M. Cravat h. bloom.
Shalt and Coup nir Shield M. L. Drake.
Lock Nnt-P 1,. fllhhs, Dnnleith.
Lock and Cur lioor A. V. JUrtwolh Chi-
Hand I,oom Abraham Jones, Clinton.
Keroseno Stovo It. M. Mitchell, Chicago.
Cultivator und Soeder Hilus C. Hciiofield.
Cultivator J. A. Smith, Lacnn,
School Desks-fi. F. F.stoll, Richmond,
l'otota Diiruer J. It. Singluy, I.afayctto.
Portable Fence Jacob Clus's, Decatur.
Harrow It. N. llennett, Union Milla.
Tnyeie S. Fplev, MeOrawsville.
P ow Clod Fonder I. Il I. W. ITiiriliis
Itailway Car Drake1 I. I. Kosor. Middla.
Cultivator walker A Pratt, LaPorts.
Clothes Ttack-Jumos llatflold, 8parta.
Wash Holler i). A J, Eueti , Green Bay.
Sleigh Coupling W. K. Von Bchaiok. Dol-
lllinil Hingo A. Volguth, Milwaiikoo.
Water Whiel J. 8. Anderson, Oueuomowoc.
Show Oonntor A. Heardsley. Mount Zion.
Horse Power W. N. lierkloy. Cedar ltapids.
narrow j. n. ixiwis, r.mauer.
A sub-committee or a school board
wore examiuiuu a class in a primary school.
One of lbs committee undertook to sharpen
up lueir wiis uy propouuiung ino pillowing
question: "If I bad a niiuco pie, and
shnuht" give two-twelfths to John, two-
twelfths to Isaac, two-twelfths to Ilarrv.
aud should keep half the pie myself, what
should there be loft ?" There wus a pro
found study among the scholars; bnt nnal
ly one held up his hand as a signal that he
wns ready to answer, "Well,', sir, what
would thoro be lel't V Speak up loud so
that all can hear," said the committue-man,
"The plate!" shouted the little fellow. The
coiiimitteo-niau turned red iu the face
while the other Members roared aloud.
That boy was excused from nnswering any
What is the best and safest preparation
to turn gray hair to its natural color but
uot dye it f Hull Sicilian lluir ltonewer,
Much in Little.
-Vermont is the richest suite, per capita,
la tbe Union. , ; ;
Lonlsville has $008,000 4nvenled in
Tennessee owes .10,2(i4,2l4.fi!),' and
has only $29,200,in its treasury.
"Slippery Sam Is the not very dignified
title given to the llishop of Oxford.
It Is computed that tlie English
languano is nndorstooil by 100,000,000 peo
ple. A new illuminating mixture consists of
two parts rape-seed oil and ono of petroleum
The result of the great fire in the PIs
mal Swamp is a lako from three to ten feet
A lato fire lu Now Hampshire caused a
neighboring row of apple trees to bnd and
Dr. Cooley, of Kansas Cily, rocently
performed the operation of removing the
entire collar bone.
- Forty-two murders were committed In
Paris from tlio 1st of January totlie 15th of
At tho Boston Mechanics' Fair, 4.778,
700 pounds of humanity wero weighed,
The average was Pill pounds.
The recent census of Atlanta, Georgia,
shews Ibe population of the city proper to
lie 29,10(1, of whom 13,184 aro colored.
One hundred head of horses were sto
len by Indian from the ranches end sta
tions along Canon creek, Montana, in three
Four women were elected members ol
the School Committee in the town of East
ford, Windham county, Conn., at the re
A sleeping car on the Oswego andSyrn
cuse Itailroad ran off an embankment on
the 30th ult. Several were slightly, but
none fatally, Injured.
An enthusiastic- Free Trade mooting
was held at Detroit on Friday evening last
at which Prof. Perry made a telling speech.
A Fre Trsdo League wa organized.
A paper at Elko, on the Pacific Rail
road, speaks of the apathy of the highway
robbers, no outrage having boeu perpe
trated by thorn in the last three days.
Deputy Sheriff Major James Fitawil
liams, of Evansvllle, Iud., was shot thro'
the heart in a saloon, by one of tho police
men of tho city, V he -iinrder caused grent
An alligator was captured in the river
at Alton, III., last week. It was 7 4 feet
long, and weighed 175 pounds. It was
covered with thick laminated scales, and
was very repulsive and formidable looking.
Tho castor bean, from which the oil is
mad p. is becoming an important industr
y, Cal. One prominent ilenf-
er rccoivod at his warehouse 1,000 bushels
in one day, paying :). 18 per bushel. It
yields moro bushels to tho acre than wheat
In 1810 only elevon newspapers were
published in N. II., one of them being tho
New Hampshire Patriot. Five are still in
existence and flourishing. The number
now published is thirty-six, or reckoning
dailies apart from tho weeklies in connec
tion with which they nre issued, forty-three,"
Pittsburg. N. H.. is much excited over
tho prospect of iluding gold iu its borders.
The town has been regarded as in the gold
bearing stratum, and the assistant geologist
of the state survey encourngos the belief in
the existence of the precious metal in tho
The "rainy season" of California is
shown by statistics to be a slight shower iu
comparison with the recent Hood at the
cast The winter of 18(11 '(12 was very
rainy iu California, but the fall for the
whole season was only four timed that
of two days iu New Vork a week or two
A furiously writtou epistle was found
loslcd on the window of tho Sail Francisco
Hank of California a few mornine-i since.
It slated that the writer was lit tho head ol
7IM) men sworn to "niasicree every China
man and Chinawoman in the city of San
Irisco A 10 mile ltound a bout1' it they
didu't leave within 11 Ity days.
-A lecturer in New York said: Tyran
ny of capital was tho cause of Ireland's
wrongs, of the Kevoliitioiinry war, of our
Into rebellion, and was also the cause of
the demoralization of society. To remedy
those evils the speaker advised the work-
ingmen to unite for mutual protection, and
elect none to ofllee but those who labor
either with tho head or thu baud.
After theroccnt flood In Hartford, OL.
a largo pumpkin field in that city presented
a singular appearance. The freshet cover
ed the field with six feet et water, and tho
fiumpkins, anchored by their atoms, wsro
lobbincnn and down. The surface of two
acres of water was completely covered with
-The King of Italy's four nredecessors
all abdicated in favor of their successors,
namely: Victor Amudoas I. iu 17:1(1, Charles
Emmanuel II. in IfflrJ, Victor Emmanuel
I. in 1H1U, and Charles Albert in lrlll); and
it Is rumored that this traditional policy
will also be adopted by theKeUallantuouio
in favor of Prince Uumbort
If Dr. Livingstone has reallv discover
ed that one of the sources of the Nilo rises
ten degrees south of the eqnator, that river
becomes the longest in the world. ' .The
distance from such a sontheru latitude to
Cairo is about equal, in an air line, to the
distance from the mouths of the Mississip
pi to Sitka, in Alaska, or to Upernavik, in
Greenland, or from the Isthmus of Pana
ma to the month of the St. Luwrenco Kiv.
At the Now Albany find.) Rolling Mill
two bars of railroad iron have boon made,
ouo of which is r.H feet 8 inches long, ami
tho other CO feet. Ths usual length of a
bar of railroad iron is 27 feet, nnd it re
quires six mon to work the rolls and handle
the lovers, tongs, Ao. In the rolling of tho
00 foot lars it requires ns many mou as can
well got around it to put it through the
process of manufacture.
-Murk Twain always writes with a oooso-
Ilrigham Young is growing extremely
Tennyson has left the Isle of Wiuht.
aud gone to reside in Hampshire.
Mr. Henry 0. Watson has becomethe
mil sicul critio fur tho New York Democrat
-Henry Konig, tho veteran Oeruian nov
elist, has just died at Wiesbaden, at en ad
Rev. Thomas Noble, an Euulish cler
gyman, is only nu Inch tailor than Tom
Francis P. Dlair. Br., has been arrested
In Washington for selling vegetables with
out a license.
Constance Skiwa is the name of a new
pianist who is giving couoerts in Loudon.
She comes from Vicuna.
M. de Lessens, of Suez Canal fninn 1m
about to marry a young lady just forty-four
years younger than himself.
A prominent Episonnnl cb revmun re.
coived $200 for performing a private mar
riage ceremony one uuy lost week in Now
Mr. Groeley, it is reported, is about to
buy a thousand acres of laud In Virginia
nun uiviuo it up nilo tuu farms lor as many
Mr. Orange Judd has uiven In wi
an Uuiveraity, at Midilli.ton, Ct, tliO.OOO
for a building for tho deportment of natur
-The rumor that Karon naussniaun, the
preieei oi me boiuo, was dead, arose from
the death of a cousin, a worthless young
man of JJordcaux.
Mr. Elihu liurrltt is turning his R.eut
energy to the tusk of sending English wo
men to America to supply the oi j ing waut
.of hundreds of households.
Alexandre Dninns ssys that the cook
book of the nineteenth century has not yet
been written, nnd that ho would be prouder
to write it thnn to compose a very popular
Charles Crocker, of Sacrnmento. Cal..
and Superintendent of the Central I'acilln
Railroad, pays $10,000 currency for Thom
as Hill's painting of tho Yo Semito Valley.
The TVxintnr Oazcfta nvs" that Mnr-
Phirbo Hudson, an old ladv eichtv vears
of nge, residing In thnt city, took tbe first
premium nt tun Htuto l air on a CBrpet
which sho spun hnd Wove with her own
- Lord Pftlmerston niver visited the
most important seaport of the Uritinh
Kingdom, Liverpool, which the railway
had brought within fotir hours of Broad
lands, his country abode, nntil the year be
fore bis dentb.
George Roller, a well-known lonrnftllst
of New York city, who assaulted Hender
son, the agent of Lydift Thompson's troupe
a short lime since, linn been appointed by
tuo I'resnient consul (icneriil to liritisti
East Indies, with headquarters in Celcnlte.
His apniiintniT'nt Is ereditcd lo'Onlifornia.
aud ho was roriommendod h tlie; Kotiators
from tho Pacific coast and by two New
York Senators, nnd a large number of other
Tho total value of cotton produced this
yenr in Italy is estimated to bo about 12,
000,000. Tho cholera has made Its enoenranc
In Moscow, Russia, nnd tho deaths average
thirty per day. , . , ,
The police force of Herlin is to be
srmi'd with life preservers, which havo re
cently been ordered tn 1 aria.
A copy of Shak-ipearo's comedies, his-
torb-e niul tragedies, printed in Isindon in
1023, was recently sold for SI, (WO.
Over a thousand Parisian lorettes hnvo
gone to Alexandria, Onlrrt and Snnis to be
present at tho inauguration of the Suez
King William nf Prussia niWa Ibe
rnpo a carpet to cover the door of the hull
in wbinh the great. Council will meet. It
will cost $."i0,000. .
Au Irshwonuin in Loudon bus been sr.
rested for drunkenness more than threo
bund red times, nnd has been convicted
nnd imprisoned moro than ono hundred
Tbnrn (a n remnrbnl.l., .1!n. .
Cond at ltoduiin, in Cornwall, Eng., who,
during a rocent swimming match, remained
under water threo minutes and ton sec
onds. This exceeds nnvfbiiKT of Iba Ll,l
Father Hvnclnthe's enn,1iit n,Min.
grout ileal of talk in Homo. The Pope was
much depressed for several days alter tho
news enmo, but his Holiness seems more
cheerful. Tho Council Hull arrange incut
divert his thoughts a little from what must
bo to him, however, nnd every Koninu
Cutholie, a sorrowful nfiuir.
An Astonished Court.
days 'aao, snys the New Orleans
Picayune, au old lady and a voiino nun
found thtms-.'lves iu Court, charged with
disturbing the peaeo. Tho olllcor's state
ment was clearly given, Bnd certainly dis
closed nn equal culpability iu b lth. it was
evident, however, that tho Court inclined a
favorable judgment to tho youngest, and
tbe scale of justice wore rapidly tipping in
"Why did you nbnsn this vounc ladv'"
the magistrate demanded of the old one".
"I had a right tol" was tho calm reply.
"What was sho doing"
"Keeping company with a very improper
"And what is thnt to you?"
"She's my daughter."
"Oh, indeed ! nud you think the i .arson
was nu improper oharaeUrV"
"1 Uo, sir! '
"Do yon know who he wus?"
"I dou't know bis uame. I've seen him
frequently prowling around after night."
And then, ns if netuated by a sudden im
pulse, the ohl lady adjusted her spectacles,
peered cautiously nt the Court from nnder
her great sun-bonnet, and then exclaimed:
"Good luck I good lack I Why, you're
tho mini I"
"Mo! mo!" exclaimed tho astonished
Court. "Mo, woman ! did you sav me"
Aguiu the spectacles were adinsted. and
tho curious gazo prolonged, wliilo the old
lady nodded her head at intervals.
"ii , yes, it s the sumo ugly lace. I'm
sure of it; but I'll forgive you this timo
1 II forgive you.' And the old ladv hobbled
awny, leaving the Court gasping with as.
toiiishment, and unable to interpose an ob
jection to ber departure.
A Corpse in a Junk Shop.
Recently a vessol arrived iu New York
with a dead negro on board, one of the
crew, who had died of small-pox. The
capUiin, not desiring to make tho fuel pub
lic, nud wishing to get rid of tho corpse,
alter a denl of profound thought, hit upon
a plan. Taking a walk along the piers, he
spotted a chap that ho thought would an
swer his purpose, to whom he divulged the
secret, asking his advice nnd assistance.
"Well now," said Hill, after hearing the
story, "i inn do tho job lor you right, pro
vided yon come dou handsomely; thnt is.
:r Mi .it h ,...-.; .
it jt,u ii r-mii up Tin. i iib cspiuin agreeii
t give llill mi -J. "Now listen. Captain:
you roll that darkey up in canvas, tie it se
curely nnd lay it upon the wharf, aud await
events.- as soon as the captain carried out
these instructions, pill went oil' to a junk
man he knew, one of those very virtuous
traders who nover buy stolen goods, told
him there was a nice' roll of canvas nonr
by ho thought ho could freeze to, nnd, said
llill, ''Justyou see how clean I'll doit."
Mr. Junkman became very much interest.
ed, and accompanied Hill to observe bis
movents, llill carelessly strolled iilomr
and, watching his opportunity, seized thu
canvas and boro it to the junkman's col.
nir, wnore ne turew it aowu on the floor.
A bargain was soon struck for tho canvas
at tho low pneo of $12. After Hill's do
parturo, the junkman, chuckling over his
good fortune, examined Die purchase. En
raged, he vowed vongeance upon poor Hill.
wishing, nowever, to gut rid of tho oorpso,
he concluded that it was best to bike it una
joko, uutil ut luust Hill had rendered biiu
valuable service So, after a short search,
he loiind Pill, who undertook to throw the
roll of canvas into tho river. Iu doing this
he was dutected by ono of our lyux-eyed
policemen, who gave him a long chase, but
did not catch him. Since then Hill has
Riven the junkman a wide berth,
A Goon Meiucine. Tho Telegraph,
published at Kenosha, Wis., says: "it is
nut often that wo say much iu fuvor of
Patent Medicines, because it is hard dis
tinguishing between tho humbug und the
roully valuable Medicine. Hut wo go out
of our general ciihtom to sny that Jim f
laud's German HitterH is no humbug. We
have tried it, aud wo kuow it to he tdmoht
infallible in cases of indigestion, dis.r
rnngomeut of the Liver, Ac. It bus cun d
us of the most olislinatecaso of the Jaun
dice, after every other remedy hud fnilt d ,
And in uo li ss than hull' a dozen instances
where we have recommended it to one
friends for the same diseuso it has proved
alike euVacious; and we huve yet to hunr
of the case wherein it bus failed. noof
lond's German Hitters is entirely free from
all Alcoholic admixture."
"Uooflaud's German Touio is a combina
tion of the ingrcdieutH of tho Hitters, with
pure Santa Cruz Rum, orange, anise, Ac.,
making a preparutiou of raro medical value.
Tho Tonio is used for tho sumo diseases
as the HitterH, iu cases where soino Alco
bolio stimulus is necessary."
Boiled Indian Ppmuno. Take one pint
of sour milk, half a teacupful oi molasses,
two tablespooufiils of butler or lurd, one
toaspoonful of sodu, ono-half cup of chop
ped raisins, or any kind of fruit; stir in
corn meal ns thick as oun be stirred. Pod
two hours in a tiu pudding-dish, with a lid
to shut tight, leaving room to rise. Serve
with sugar and cream, flavored with lemon
or vanilla, or sweet sauco or syrup,
Tho Cincinnati Board of Education hiu
prohibited the reading of the bible iu the
Lublio schools. Theresolution wus carried
by vote of 'ii to 15,