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A CONFESSION AND APOLOGY.
'Til tSni'tht I sfcaaM loo from life at last
Thibfrt-rworiiiy 1ou?ior for tbe pt,- .
. T ijn Wa re uiraro w Huiiug. ;
For love, at-l tb love cf on ior one,
Ia, at tie bent, uot all beneatU fb a an, '
.AidaVthcViirsi, "ti noUiiu. .
Sot that, of all the pa t, I wculd forget
One plea-are or one pain. I cherish jet,
' r .nd would aienoaor uevpr. )
All I ke felt. iBut, cherWird though H be,
Tia time my past anooid aet my future free, :
. , Foe life's renewed endeavor. .
Jfcrt much I reverence that lemorse which fties
To desert caves, and bids its orrpes fteapiae
Themselves o hom it preya; ;
-Wasting the wert .of- lifeea worthless pain. .
T wake the future, as the past was. Tain. :
By endless aelfiijrawe. " '
-'. As though. forsooth, because a man Is not
Bis aeli-iifsde god, he needs mart cane his lot
. iih seX-couti mpt 1 as though
Roma aanalid maniic that with life-loss moan
Insults man's fit sliad blood, with these hath done
Tne best that man can do I
Kor am 1 keen to wye that e jbdwi claim .
On this world or another here, for fame, i
-Which smly rowoa graves
Or flies lor so much, pnrchaseable here : ;
By earth'sjojasuuteii, ot celestial cheer;
- The stimulant of slaves.
Not for reward, not for release of pain.
Bat with a man's taps-rative disdain -
- - - ui all that wastes man's nature. -
Pntranuiielrsi by this florid weed that clings,
..; istunting spirit's statue t
1 1 was not born to at wHh slirended head, -
Piping shrill ditties to the nnburid dead,
w rule ale's anued uobt sweeps bv.
I hear the clarion call, the war-steed neigh.
Tae bnuer nutieriug In the wind's iree plar,
. The brave man's buue-cry.
And I am conscious that, where all things strive,
Tis shameful tontdtUL- I would aot live
Content with a Uie Jj-b -
In chasing mine own Yauces turongh void air,
' Or necking iori in fun ins aad yhtaca lir
Xhe miserable tfioet . ' . - 2
Of personal ley er pain." The ages roll k
Forward, and. forward with tiiem. draw my soul 1
. Ink. linV. lntliltl.UJl. r . . ,
And to be filad, or aad, I care n J more ;
Bat to have done, end to have 'been, before
, 1 J eeaae to do and ba.:.; r; .. -; .
From the miouiest struggle ib excel, -
Of things anose momeuury tnyriads dwell '-
. .In drops of-vtow c Jinnwl, .
" To pir:tt Ftaudi' c i a life's upmost stair,
WljOr nt e n v -a. er workii, and ar
lut. oiMt-itot mankiud-1-
All things cry shame on Hps that squander speech
In Wurav which, if not deeds, are wurthleaa each,
Kot here are bucli wore s wanu-d, .
Where all beftirs inirlt, here dumb things do,
j nobly -silent actum, epeaa, and go
, forth to their fates On daunted.
Shame on the wretch who, born a man, foregoes
Uan'a troublous birthright tora brute's rtpoae I
Shame on theye that see
This mlfhiv tiniverso. set St-euot there
- Something of i.fnc-.it worth s man may tUre
9catiied by what Em med a star,
And proved, alan I no eiar, but withering fire,
la worthier than the wiugiess worm's deniie
For nothing fair or iar.
Bather the gronnd that's deep enough for graves.
Bather the stream that's strong enough fur wr.ves
Ihui the lo e sandy drilt
Hiose ahiiting ur aca cheri-hes no seed
Either or any flower or suy weec,
Wnichever way it shift, - '
Or stagnant shallow which the storms desuise.
Kaofht fintiiig there to prey upon, 1 prize.
W by ahould mas's spirit ghfink
From fetlinc to the utmost be it pain
Or pleasure ail 'twas formed, m r formed in vain,
lo feel wi a lore t Ithiiik
That never to have aimed and misted is not
To have achieved- I hold the loiiler lot
To ennoble, n t escape,
Life's sorrows and love's pangs. I count a man,
Tnough nek to death, for fcometbiuy nobltjr than' '
A healthy dog or ape.
I deem that nothing suffered or enjoyed
By man a soul deserves to be destroyed :
but rather to be made
Means of a soul's increased capacity '
Either to tufler, a-d to gain thereby
A more exuted grade
Among the spirits puri-ed by pain; .
Or to enjoy, and thereby to cttain .
'i hat li velier iuflu
Besrved for spirits that, 'm d the general miocn
Of hnmau tin- fs, praise God with clearest tons
Of joyous trust intense.
And for this reason, I would yet keep fair
And freh the memory ot ail Jungs that were
bweet ia thrir palace and season;
And I fortrive my lite its lailnres too.
Bi.ce lailuree old, to j,uide endeavors new,
I prize for the tame reason.
—Eclectic for February.
—Eclectic for February. Miscellaneous Selections.
THE INCUMBENT OF BAGSHOT.
The Danger of Trusting to Appearances.
1 had Jnst Mrirei troin' Oxford, jid was
standing at tlie borkttall of the Pudding
ton Terminok. ruqairiug for a cheap edition
of one of Lever's atly novels, wbn a mid-dle-gel
man, a clergyman, came up to the
Eame stall,-", and abked . the . bustling
newspaper nuis, who was busy folding a
bundle ii newspapers Btiil wet from the
nrehB. for a fcecontl-hand codv of Warbtir-
tor.'s Crescent and the CroBS." I hardly
knsw why, hut the face of my fellow- pur-
cnaser buuck me as a remarxBtue one; ana
being a little of au artiwt, - and about as
much of a physiognomist, I gavo him a
long and etudioct look. Be was a tall,
strongly-made clergyman, in hih church
costume eollarless coat, cassock, waist
coat, and Roman collar; and thero waa a
. deep oand of crape round his hat A high,
i . .v. . J 1.. i J v, .. .
wiuc wuw niuct xuiiuncu uy iaiu-
temptation; keen, cold, -gray eyes; a close
prtssed rnoutb,' and a'lall, bold chin, indi
cating an iiiflejiib'e will were the chiel
points I ob6rved, combining" to produce
the face of a sum 4 strong si.e and de
terniitition. . F r a miss ion ary Lisbop, or a
Bavelock allpiig the toldierandaman el
religion snch a face seemed to promise
i very .'qualification.;. Hia manner, quiet,
aelf-posftessed, impertuibal le, was just
what might have been expected from such
a countenance. .. As a head of u.y college,
as my colone!, as the head of mj firm, as
my doctor in the hour of danger, as my
priest, as my bishop, 1 could Lave. believed
and confided in such a man. A magnetic
sense of power, physical and mental, seem
ed to pais from brra and instantly overcome
my weaker wilL" -: -
"How rtufl?" I said; "two shillings?
Two bhillUgs." "-..
I took at my purse, but I found, to my
utter mortification. I had no more silver,,
and only the two $20 Botes my father had
seBt me for.the trip to Cornwall.
"I am i-o sorry," I said to the book-stall
keeper; "I have no 6ilver, and only twe
20 cotes. ' I Suppose I could not take the ,
book and pf j ior it when . I return from
"Not exactly, " said the man innocently,
as he slapped tha dastp papers together ;"
"I've done that once loo oiten. No, not
"You need not be insolent," I said, rath
"We don't give creait, sir, at this es-
Pray allow me to have the pleasure of
paring for the book in question, said mv
fellcw-purchaser, sterping toward me. 1
think 1 heard yon say you were going west
-a-to Cornwall, bo am I. " Ve are perhps,
going to the 6f.nie botcL"
I thanked him, accepted his offer, and
explained that I ' had some n-tes in my
purse, but no silver. I was going to the
Urcat Western Hotel.
So was he. Sly luggage and his, he be
lieved, nad jut gone on by the same truck.
We walked together to the hoteL He
proved most agreeable; a thorough travel
ed man of the world, lull of anecdote and
humorous all a si on. Kev. Henry Atkins,
vicarage, Bagshot, that was the name and
address he eave, as we stood in the hotel
office taking our bed-rooms. We were
both, we found, going to Exeter by the 7:15
train the next day. 1 changed one oi my
notes, paid back the small turn borrowed,
thanked him, and we parted.
"I hope we shall meet again," be said, on
He followed the porter who carried his
trntk and bsg up stairs. I watched him
as he weLt out of bight, and said to myself,
"that raan was born lor a statesman or a
general; what a pity such a mind should
be xeeti k t. d to the pt tty cares of a small
peri-b! Well, tuo'ifcbt I, "if every one wa
in the rifcLt place, the world would be very
I went to the theatre lhat night to see
the last burksque, as ager lor 1ondon
amostments . aa aa Ciiord man who had
been reading Laid for his dtgree might be
pardoned for beitg. Tdid.uot stay for the
List piece, end got back to the hotel about
half-pA6t j eleven. - To wile away half an
boor, I etrolled into a billiard-room near
the hotf L There was a rt-flish 6ort of psv-odo-inilitary
man there plajing with a
little Jew. They played reasonably well,
end ence or twice tie capta;n (.is he v. as
cailed) made a winning hszard that rather
astonished roe, lind it not been obviously
be effect of luck more than of skill. At
VOL.r IV. NO. 4.
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the end of the game the Jew left, and the
captain, after one r two experimental
strokes, in which he failed, asked me if I
had any objections to a game, I accepted
the invitation,! being rather proud Of my
plsy. Just as I had selected my cue and
chalked the end, the little Jew returned
and perched himself on a high seat clone
to the marker. Five shillings a game, the
Captain proposed, just to prevent it being
"One pets iso doosed" care-lef," he said,
'if one d esn't play for somet; ing. Mossy,
be kind enough to touch the bell, I must
have some brandy hot; that infernal cham
we bid at Greenwich baa, I declare, made
me feel quite clear."
The waiter came, and after a pulp of the
brandy the captain said he felt more him
self, and made one or twovpry fair strokes;
then he fell offa.ain and missed twice.
Fred, you're no eood to-nig :-t; not a bit
of good," said the Jew. "I shall put my
money on this gentleman, for he plays a
good steady game."
-- I made thre Tery good. strokes in suc
oessiou, encouraged by this praise ( -ss that
I was!), aud ev ry lime I scored the Jew
rolled back in his seat and exclaimed with
As.. Itnrntd to chalk mycufi and, take
tne red bn'roctof the left hand top pock
et, into which I had Rtruck it, I saw, t my
surprise, the stern, calm face of my friend
of the morning lixed steadily on nie. He
had come in unnoticed by me, and was
sitting ne-r .the marker, aud speaking to
him in a low voice. I nodded to him and
went on with the game, which I won in a
' Like my eonfonnded luck," said the
captain, tossing down the five, shillings,
and spitefully digging his cue iiito the
chalk until it actually squeaked with pain;
"bui I'm always a huppy- go-lucky; come,
111 have another go."
"That' right, Fred," said the Jew, "ne
ver say die; but, Lord, you're no match
for this gentleman. You never could do
the long stroke yqnueverput side enough
on, doe8he, market?"
- The ' drowsy mirker who had been
mechanically doing at the score, shrugged
his shoulders and said:
"The captain plays a very good game
when he tries; but he does not always leave
'em as he should do." .
"Suppose we have a little more liquid
before we begin apain," 6aid the captain
to me. "What shall it be? I feel awfuby
drv. 'Let's have some more brandv. I
can't hit it, somehow, to-night, at alL How
awfojly I misHed that last carom!"
"Well, you did," said the Jew. "Why.
I believe I could have got that."
"(Jh, of course you conld; von can do
anything. Touch the bell, marker? thank
you. Excuse sue a moment sir. I mast go
and secure my bed. I uidn t tell them I
should sleep here. Come along Mossy and
see about yours." "T
The moment they bad cone the Vicar
of Bagahot came straight up to . me with
a very Serious and earnest expression oa
"You may think me intrusive," he said,
"but do let me strongly advise you not to
play another game with lhat fellow. That
is Hacdougall, one of the most notorious
billiard sharpers in London: the Jew id an
accomplice. The rascal has ltt you win
the first game, he'll now propose higher
stakes and Win. - Take care, too, or they'll
doctor your brandy. Tdey have gone now
to get something to make it get into your
Dead iiister rlore the betting begins. 1
have no motive, you must see, but the in
terest I feel for a young man unacquainted
with London tricks. Hash! nere they
. Jubt at that moment the brandy and the
two thieves came in. I observed the Jew
instantly go lovtard the smoking glasses
and stir one of them round as he turned
his back to me,
Th captain pulled off his coat turned
up his ritfht shut-cuff, and spotted :the red
ball wih his usual gay nonchalance. "You
begin," he said.
"Thank you," said I, putting on my coat,
"I doi.t think I shall play anv more to
night" I . ; : ...
"Not play? not play? why, you engaged
with me," he said, looking around the
room in surprise, half in suspicion, half in
anger. "May I ask, sir, what has produced
this sudden change of intention?"
"Marker," said L "you may take that
brandy and water I have had enough; Fm
afraid youll find it rather strong."
"O, I see," said the captain, unmasking
at once, and advanced threateningly to
wards the vicar, who was watching him like
a hawk, "this fellow here, whoever he may
be, has been good enough to slander n
and my friend while my back was turned
And pray, sir, who are you?" As he said
this he walked Dp to the vicar, flourishing
the butt end of his cue menacingly. "I
don't know your name.'S he said, with a
long, impudent fixed stare, "or where you
are parsoD, bnt you're as like a lag I once
knew in Australia as two as. You re
member gentleman Jack, Mossy ?"
."Ot course I do, and s'elp me, but he's
the very image of him," jabbered the Jew.
"You were, then, I presume, in the same
chain-gang," said the vicar, as he rose and
clenched .is fist. Til bear this insolence
uq loDger. You are both notorious billiard
happers; the marker knows it, and has
been paid for admitting yon. Th police
all know you. One word more and I'll ring
the bell and send the waiter Lt a constable
and give you in charge. Now you be off.
I wont take the trouble to knock down this
sham captain for his insolenoe a feather
would do that Go, both of you; I'll not let
my friend here be robbed by two such piti
fullhisvea." The captain was a poltroon. I saw that
he could have stabbed the vicar on the
spot His color come and went He had
once resolved on a rush; thtn a fear seized
him, as he saw his adversary standing like
a marble statue a phalanx in himself.
Muttering and cutsing, ' the two rascals
slunk away, like Satan from the spear of
Perfect btrangers to me, I assure you,
gents, eaid the marker; "never seed 'em
afore in my life. "
"Yon don't take t? your brandy," said I.
"Don't seem to care for any more, thank
you, sir. You pay for the table, sir."
"He doesn't deserve it, but still pay,"
said the vicar. So' I paid.
"The police shall kuow how these rooms
are conducted, depend upon it," he said to
the marker as he left; "y on might as well
garrote a man at once. What a city!" he
said to me aa we turned to the. hotel, and I
thanked him for his good advice. "What
a whirlpool of godless iniquity! Adulter
ated bread adulterated wine adulterated
beer adulterated medicines- the very ad
ulterated ingredients themselves adulterat
ed 1 At every foot one walks a snare; in
every street a pitfall: virtue only vice dis
guised, and vice itself as like virtue as it
she were her twin sister; sham everything!
When will the fire descend upon it? When
will the fire descend?"
In the coffee-room, where we sat talking
for half an hour, I expressed my surprise
at tbe vicar's entering a public bi liard
room. . , . .
You do not know me," he said. "lam
like Paley; I am never afraid of humbugs.
I like to see the devil's schemes, tlmt I may
counteract them. We chnrch-of-Euglanil
men know too little of the worll: that is
wby the belials and asmodes of cities cheat
and fool us so often and outrageously. I
make a point when I visit the metropolis,
of occasional y going to 6uch places. An
other night you might have met me at Cre
mome. or at the equally dangerous Alham
bra. It is my duty, tir, and however un
pleasant, I go eveiywhere to see sin and
folly at their fioodtide. You n. ill at least
admit that my experience of rascality has
been useful to you to-night?"
"I owe you a thouaud thanks," I re
plied. ' I had heard of billard sharpers, but
bad never met any before."
"I think I'D wish you a good night now."
he said, "ss I am accustomed to early
country hours and I began to feel what
cVildren call the sandman' busy at my eyes.
To-morrow, then, at 7 J5, we meet Good
night".. -. .
So I wished the vicar good-night, and we
parted. I was out xeatly all day, making
calls and transacting business. I got back
to the hottl about hali-past six, ordered
down my luggage, and asked at the bar if
the Eev. Mr. Atkins was gone. The porter
said he was on the platform waiting for me.
He had just paid his bill and taken his lug
I took my ticket, but did not see him. I
got my luggage labeled for Exeter; still he
did not appear; but when the guard open
ed the door of a first-class carriage for me,
I found a plaid and some books on the op
"There's a gentleman, sir, a clergyman,
taken that Beat He's been looking for a
friend. I 6uppone that's you, sir. If he
don't look sharp, he'll miss tbe train."
The cuami had already com for the tick
ets. The sharp cry,- "Take your seats P'
had just gone forth when the Vicar came
running up, and said, 'Open this door,
guard." The guard opened the door, and
the Vicar took his place, laughing, opposite
urn . I hardly knew him at first, for he'
wore a large dark greatcoat, and had on a
traveling cap drawn down over his eves and
with flaps over hia ears. - He had a roll of
papers and two magazines in his hand.
"How I hate this fuss aud hurry V he
said, as he folded his plaid over bis legs;
"I hate the destruction of all individuali
ty ! When I was young, the coach-journey
was a deliberate, quiet affair the traveler
was a recognized individuality. The coach
man and guard knew you, and chatted; the
ostler chatted; the insides and outsides
knew you, and chatted. There was inter
est in every village; the people came out to
see you pass; the inn dinner was amusing.
ow you are a mere parcel sant by tram.
The pointsman, the signalman, are mere
machines not cared for by you, and not
caring for you. Whiz, rattle, battle, scr tarn,
hiss ! away you are flashed, and the only
thing to brea"c the journey is the name of a
station so pronounced as to be unintelligi
ble." . .
I laughed, and hinted at the annoyances,
delays aud dangers of the old system the
overladen coaches, the -exorbitant landlords
the endless fees.
"Well," he said, "perhaps in a future
age of balloons or electric expresses, people
will talk of the delight of railway traveling.
The past is always praised in order to spite
J hen we fell to reading. We had
scarcely begun before whirr 1 the dark
ness of a tunnel fell upon us.
"It is always so," said. my amusing com
panion. . "I never began to read in a rail
way in my life that we did not pass through
a tunnel before I had got well through the
My traveling companion was an extra
ordinary person. He bad been evervwhere
and sen everything. No capital of Europe
Dut ne Knew intimately.
"You seem surprised.' he 6aid, "at my
having traveled so much; but when I was
at Oxford I spent all my long vacations in
traveling; and during th little time I was
in the army, before more serious convic
tions induced me to enter the church, I saw
something ot the, colonies."
The virar'a information seemed bound
less. He discus-ied tbe geology of Devon
shire and the mineralogy of Cornwall. He
had views on military tactics and artillery.
He was interested in engineering and chem
istry, and seemed qutetly conversant a ith
all the latest discoveries in the latter sci
"I went, the other day," he said to me,
as it began to grac daik. "to a lecture on
alchemy. The professor expressed bis be
lief in great discoveries shortly to be made
in something that would supersede coal
and steam in aerial navigation, and in the
transmutation ot metals. But I tire you."
"Not at alL"
4'He exprestied hia own and Liebig's be
lief that the manufacture of diamonds and
gold would soon be possible bv the merest
tyro. He showed us small rubies that had
been produced by chemical action. Theie
seemed no bound to the discoveries this
thoughtful man did not suggest the prin
ciple of beef and corn troni the common
earth, gold and jewels from the very road
side flints; gold would soon, he said, be of
no value; poverty would disappear from
the earth ; new manures would turn the
deserts into prairies, and double the re
sources of the world. He ridiculed steam ;
All this was profoundly interesting; but,
somehow or other, wearied by a long day's
fagging about London, I felt drowsy, and
the words of my companion seemed sud
denly to change into buz. buz, that kept in
cadence with the sonnd of the train as it
tore through part of Devonohire.
I fell asleep, and a dream arose before
me, I was alone at night in a railway car
riage with a man who thought me asleep.
He stole toward the door, unlocked it quiet
ly with a railway key he drew from hii
pocket and opened it Then rifling my
pockets (some strange numbness prevented
my cning out), he dragged me to the doer,
and shut me out into darkness. The hor
ror of that moment and Borne rustling
movement awoke me. I scarcely knew
why, but a strange, instantaneous caution
prevented me moving or at once epeniog
my eyes. At that moment I felt a light
band, with practiced care, touch my breast
pocket, where my mouey was, aud felt hot
breath upon my cheek, as if some one was
listening to my breathing.
Presently I felt tne Tjreatn no longer, nor
the motion of the hand, and heard my com
panion- for the breath and hand were his
return to his seat A moment or two
after, without moving, I opened one eye
for an instant only, and to my horror and
surprise saw the vicar sitting at the further
window perfectly bald, and with his wig in
his hand; a pair of black moustaches and a
beard were on his meeB, and he Was slip
ping a pair of large green spectacles in a
shagreen case; a little bottle and a small
sponge were on the cushion by his side.
What did this mean 1 Was it possible
this intellectual, thoughtful clergyman
was, after alL only a common swindler
flying from justice ! - What should I do 1
Should I at once arouse and denonncehim ?
No; he might be armed, and might shoot or
stab me before I could summon the guard
or arrive at the next station. No. I re
solved to lies sill and wait till I could either
change carriages or inform the police. The
train rattled on, as if bound to rush for
ever throb. illimitable space on, on
through the yielding darkness.
All at once a strange medicated smell
spread around me, and before I conld open
my eyes, a sponge steeped in chloroform
was pressed chokingly tight over my nose
and mouth. I tried to resist, but I lelt an
irresistible faintness creeping swiftly over
me; at the same momeat my watch and
purse flew from my pockets, I was dashed
back contemptuously upon the seat a liv
When t awoke, I was lying on a bed in
the Exter Hospital, faint, exhausted, and
scarcely able to move. The doctor sai 1 1
had Lad so heavy a dose of chloroform,
that my recovery for a long time eeetned
doubtful. I need hardly say that I had
been stripped of everything by ray friend
the vicar, who was a professional" thief ot
the highest class.
About two years after that event, the
following paragraph" met my eye in a Leeds
"Stbaxge Death op a Thief. On Thurs
day, a first-class passenger by the night
mail north fell from a carriage a few mils
beyond Carlisle, and was killed ob the spot
It was supposed that he was a professional
thief, and having chloroformed and robbed
a fellow-passenger, a rich manufacturer
from Bradford, ws trying to creep into aa
empty second-class carriage, the better to
escape at the first station, when he lost his
hold and fell, the train pausing over him.,
A guard has recognized him as John. Roger
alias Gentleman Jack,' a returned convict,
notorious for railway robberies. lingers,
who was an accomplished and well-edn-cated
man, had once been in the church;
but, having had his gown taken from him
for disgraceful conduct, be left England,
and obtained a commission in the Neapoli
tan service; being eventually driven from
that also, he turned swindler, card-nharper
and swen-mobsman. Latterly, having es
caped from Australia, he has infested the
chief EnglisU lines of railway under variou
disguises, and from time to time chloro
formed and robbed any passengers who
were unlucky enough to travel with him by
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The following concerning a new method
of employing photography in preparing
surfaces, may be worthy of notice from
those taking an interest in photo-lithography.
The invention, made by Mr. K. H
Courtcnoy, of Clapham J unction, England,
consists in preparing collodion or other
suitable solutions with a silex which has
been precipitated and remnved from liquor
of flints or water-clans. The inventor cov
ers a plate Of glass with this mixture, and
tiUces a positive picture on it by tbe ordi
nary method -f pli'trrauhic copyiDff.
The positive is printed uu to the uurfaca of
a substance com posa prcfi-rably of parch
ment, Riz- sugar candy, vum, and cliromic
aciiii.this substance is poured upon a plate
of glass and allowed to settle and become
dry before the positive is placed in tbe
pnntiog frame with it. - -
This substance forms a matrix or moul J
from which an electrotype can be taken,
The matrix with the composition above
mentioned upon it is well washed in order
to free it from the sensitive salts, and thor
oughly drained; it is then immersed iu a
solution of chloriJe of gold, alter which it
is drained ag ' in. It is then coated wita a
solution of nitrate of silvtr aud grape su
gar, and immersed in a solution of prcto-
sulphate of iron and grapn or candied sn
gar, by means of which the meta'i-j salts
are decomposed into tue him as well as on
the surface of it, thus rendering it imper
vious to the action of the acid copper solu
tion fiotn which tbe copper printing sur
face is produced. The silver being one of
the best conductors, the deposit of copper
Burning Oils and Fluids.
The standard of illuminating oil in this
city is 110 decrees Fahrenheit All oil is
required to be inspected by Mr. Hooley
and when he finds it below this standard
be condemns it
Great care should be used iu handling
In the first place, the lamp should be
The wick hould fill the tube, and not he
so small as to allow the air to pa-ss into the
The lamp should be filled and the wick
trimmed iu the day time, at a distance from
a flame. Oil has been known to ignite ten
feet distant from a blaze.
In handling a lighted lamp, move it slow
ly, especially when lifting it up.
A lamp should be so constructed as not
to be easily upset
1 he custom of "turning down" a coal oil
lamD in a bed chamber is deleterious to
health, and should be abandoned. It is
better to turn the flame completely out and
have a match ready when a light is wanted
It is very common for cooks and servants
to pour coal oil upon burning coal and wood
to increase the heat This is a dangerous
practice, and has resulted iu several persons
in the city being severely burred.
Age of the Cow.
The age of the cow is known by the teeth
and horns. Tuh animal is famished with
eight cutting teeth in tue lower jaw; at the
age of ten months the two middle-mont of
these fall out, and are replaced by others
that r not bo white, but broader; at the
age of sixteen months the two next niilk
white teeth fall out likewise, and others
come up in their room; thus, at the end of
every six months, the creature loses and
gains, till at tbe age of three years all the
cutting teeth are renewed, and then thy
are long, pretty white, and equal; but in
proportion as tbe animal advances in years,
they become irregular and blark, their ine
qualities become smoother, and the animal
less capable of chewing its food Tuns the
cow otten declines from this single eause;
for as it is obliged to eat a great deal to
support life, and as the smoothness of the
teeth makes the diificuliy of chewing great,
a sufficient quantity of food cannot be suj -plied
to the stomach. Thus the poor ani
mal sinks in the midst of plenty, and every
year grows leaner and leaner, till it dies.
Tlie horns are another and surer method
of determining tbe animal's a;e. At thr.-e
years old, a very slight external shell coat
ing falls off at the places where the horns
are about arising. At four years of age the
cow has small, pointed, reat, smooth boras,
thickest near the head; at five the horns
become larger, and are marked around with
the former year's growth. Thus, while the
animal continues to live, the horns con
tinue to lengthen, - and every year a new
ring is added at the root; so that allowing
three years before their appearance, and
then reckoning the number of rinus, we
have in both tocether, the " animal's age
exactly. Pi airi Faimer.
Im Chicago. Amoag -he items in the
woman column cf the Tribune are the fol
lowing: The hair is going to be worn long, and
bel'ed down at the waist
Ori ntal costumes are to be in'roduced
with the Spring styles. A loose bournou-e
is to be worn, trimmed with gold braid.
Flowing drapery is said to be coming in.
Velvet slippers, with gilt crosses on the
toe, are en rt'jle. .
Motto handkerchiefs are the newest sen
sation. The mottoes have the deceptive
appearance of printed borders, but are
easily read by the initiated.
"Follow me" i3 the name of a new bow,
with one long fringed end, which can be
thrown over the shoulder on occasions.
Brown Hcllan t is going to I a very pop
ular dress for children this spring, trimm
ed with colored or star braids, aud made
op into small dresses, aprons and suits.
It is not etiquette for people to intro
duce names in their conversation iu 6treet
car?, or to shout from one end of the car to
other, "Ain't you glad yru got a seat?"
People who smotii'.r y ou with the quan
tity of perfume they use, always leavu the
iu.-pies.-ion that they are counteracting
some other eviL
1 The Cincinnati Gaz -tte thinks that
"Down Eaut" and "Out Weot" are very
uncertain localities, 6irce tbe statement by
Mr. Mclntyre, the agent of tha Treasury
Department in Alaska, th't tha mouth oi
tbe Columbia river is about tha center of
the United States, east and west, and that
it is no further from Portland, Alaine, to
Portland, Oregon, than from Astoria in the
latter State to Atton, the most westerly of
the Aleutian group of islands, which, are a
pait of our Alaskan purf hase.
Axoteeb Shadowed Altab. The popu
lar author, Ned Unntline no less famous
as a temperance orator than a writer it at
present writing tor that great story and
sketch paper, the New i'oei Weekly, a
thrilling sory cf real life entitled "The
Shadowed Altar." This is a story which
cannot fail to deeply interest not only all
wbo are already married, but all who con
template marriage. Every young man.
every young woman, every old mnn, every
child, in lact who is capable of sober
thought will find food for reflection in the
mvsteries and incidents which hung around
"Tbe Shadowed Altar." We advise our
readers to peruse it without fail.
The Prr.E-T asd Swekti.st Cod Liveu Oil
in the world is Hazard k Caswell'H, m-ido on
the sea shore, troru fresh, s-lectf d livers,
bv CASWELL. HAZARD & Co.. New York.
It iu absulutt ly pure and arevf. Paities who
have once taken it prefer it to all ct'ier.-.
Physicians have decided it eupenur to any ol
the' other ous in the ni&rket Sold by ab
' A n aw weekly comic German journal
called Mt-pListo, has just been started iD
Chicago by seme prominent German. Em
iel Dietzch in ed ior-in-chief. .
"Pure blooded rabbits" are advertised
by r Philadelphia game keeper.
Transfusion of Blood
Performed Upon a Young Lady.
The readers of this paper will remember
the report of an interesting experiment of
transfusing blood into the veins of a dog,
performed at Rush Medical College last
Wednesday by Drs. Freer and Hunt The
carotid artery of the animal was severed
and the blood allowed to run out until the
subject was apparently lifeless. An incis
ion was then made iu the jugular vein, uud
the blood was injected bick into the ani
mal's system, with the effect of restoring
Him to hie,
m I ' a' m
Ana account oi tuis interesting experi
ment given to the Post was noticed by the
menus oi a young lady in Iowa, and had
un tor some time wasting away with dis
ease supposed to be consumption, and thev
sent to Dr. Freer to come and make tbe
experiment of transfusing blood into h r
system. Dr. Hunt, of the Faculty of the
K ish College, responded to the call, and
tiund tbe patient in a verv low condition.
Heproceeded to take some sixteen ounces
of biood from the arm of a young brother
rf girl'and injected it into her v- in.
Tbe patiant went into a comate condi
tion, and it was found that still more
of tha vital flaid was necessary. An
other supply was therefore drawj
from a sister of the invalid aud in
jected, and finally a third 6upply from an
other brother, about ten years of age
thirty-six ounces of warm, liviug blood be
ing thus conveyed into the system of the
young woman within a few hours. The
event is not yet determined, though t ie
prospects of recovery are very hopetuL if
tne lungs are not loo nearly destroyed, li
the disease is only incipient, it is thought
that lile and health will be restored. This
experiment is the only one ot the kind ever
attempted in the West, and is very r ire
elsewhere, though it has been tried with
success. The result in this case will be
anxiously looked for, not only by tl.e friends
of the patient, but by the scientific world
generally. Cliieigo 1W
The Coming Mormon War.
From the Salt Lake Telegraph Brigham Young's
Personalljweentenainnodi! al thoughts
of either 'serious disturbance" or "open
war." Past experience has taught us the
Usson that there is a "Providence in the
affairs of men," aji?-h that assurance,
we can listen ttrrgfi&t deal of bombast
serenely, come from whom it may. To the
war expectation now so prevalent in the
East there can be no disappointment, aud
General Shater is as likely to be as proper
a Governor, as far as that is concerned, as
any other man. There can be no war with
Utah on auy pretext whatever. Some of us
may ba silly enough to say ugly and pro
voking things, and dreamy enongh to anti
cipate all sorts of magnificent results; bnt
there is a heap of hard sense out here in the
Rocky Mountains, among men aud women,
and the talk, of war anyw here is to day re
gared as sheer balderdish. We have no
personal acquaintance with Gen, Shafer.
and, therefore, can disinterestedly tender
him the advic-.' to pay no attention to the
folks down East, on th9 war question, bnt
to come out here when he is ready, mind
his own business, and he will get along
well enough. His "wisdom and discretion,"
' ignorance or obstinacy," should he have
either of these commodities eveu in super
abundance, will make not a whitofd.ff ir
euctt to affairs out here; still we should like
him with the former instead of the latter.
Still, be it either way, progress and devel
opment are written on the soroll ot Utah.
W e have neither time nor inclination for
wa', and we won't have it; it dont ) ay.
Should our citizens be attacked
be they poor or rich, high np or iu low
estate wherever we can, we shall delend
them wiih the truth It is supposed ih t'
the government dtsigns testing this ques
tion of polygamy at no dim ant day. In
tiiisca-e the Telegraph will have something
to say, always assuming the po.-iii.)u fiat
wbat is couhtiutional should be obeyed;
uthut is not should be resisted. We will
uot. however' a ticipate in this or in any
thing else, but hold ourselves in readiness
to defend whatever we believe to be light.
flu relation to theCullom bill now pend
ing in Congress, the Telegraph says:
Xhe latest nttws from W.ishmgtou is very
encouraging to the lriends of this atiti-
polygaouc bilL It is said that the bill is
sure to pass the Hous, and thongn it may
be retarded in the Senate, still everything
is very hopetuL We hve no idea that Mr.
Culloui has much to do with the bill, as it
hud its birth and perfvctinmuent in this
city; he will, howevur. Lave a lasting noto
riety iu tha? connection. We do not know
a sinrle Gei.tUe id this city who does not
say that he is not opposed to that bill as it
is. Bat while tLy may be oppMed to
polygamy itselt, tney canuot go tne whole
length of tlistranchioinz men lor the faith
they yet may have. There is enough ff
tolly and outiage in theCullom biit-to de-
teat its puipose. When men fi 'lit tUo laith
or institutions of Utah f..irly, we may havr
no ol lection to their course; but when
they resort to inquisitions, we ar opposed
to them, aud shall do our best to expose
their felly and wickedness.
Matrimonial Vagaries—More about the
Westchester County Model Husband.
From the New York Herald, Feb. 4.
An extraordinaiy instance of complicated
matrimonial relations, occurred at Dobbs'
Ferry, ou the Hudson, appeared iu the
Herald, a few days since, in wbich were
portrayed facts in relation to a woman, who
after obtaining a separation from her hus
band married bis asBistmt, while the form
er bead ol the bonse consented to remain
as a boarder. This outrageous disreg'ira
of the marriage obligation, coupled with
the indifference shown by a huabaud and
father to the wife of his bosom aud the
mother of his children, has had a fitting
termination one in full accord with tbe,
perhaps, ULprecedtnted stride in tlii- in
stance made -toward the hideous goal ol
It will be remembered that tha w.m-n
(who is the wife of a blacksmith), at. or ob
taining what purported to be a separation
from her husband, proceeded with hrrnew
"alhuity to the residence of a clergyman
in tbe villace above named, and was then
end there united in matrimony with the
employee ot her husband, and thut the lat
ter offered no objection, but remained in
the family as a boarder.
The assistant, who had strangely become
the husband cf his employer's, wile, bote
the responsibility placed upon him for
about a week, when tailing, it is aul. to
obtain tne control ot some prop erty iu pos
session ot his so-called wile, he deliberate
ly picked histiunk, and took passage ou a
Western bound train, making no secret of
bis intention to seek ' fresh fields and pas
tures tew.' It is not stated lhat much op
position this unceremonious desertion wes
offered by the "br.de"' of a week, who at
once transferred her first husband from the
ignoble position of a boarder to his former
statue aa husband and protector; and now,
while the blacksmith's hammer continues
to ring merrily on his anvil, peace reigns at
his domestic hearth. "Shoo, fly, don't
Deep Snow. A large amount of snow
has fallen in tb.e southeastern portion of
Peuiisj Ivania, and the trains l.om Phila
delphia have been greatly delayed tor the
past forty-eight hours. The one leaving
Philadelphia at noon on Tuesday did not
arrive at E ie until 5 o'clock p. m. yester
day. It is leported that on Tuesday
twenty-two inches cf snow fell on some
portions of the road between 2 a. in. and 2
p. m. The heaviest was found between
Suubury and Williamsport, a distance ot
forty miles, through which the train was
eight hours in forcing a passage, having
then overtaken the train which left Phila
delphia lour hours ahead of it Last night
tbe trains were late, but as the road is now
well broken there will probably be lit le
further Clay, unless the snow ia drifted by
he storms Erie Dispatch, Feb. 10.
One that truly tears God is alraid to sin.
The Weather—Business—The Money
Market—What—Silk House of Belding
Boos, &Co.—Labor—Saving Inventions
—Doty Washing Machine—
National Clothes Wringer—Woman
Chicaoo, Feb. 14, 1S70. After a lonj? sea
son of very mild weather, culminatinir, last
Fridiy. in an old fashioned Indi n suijinier
day, tbe wind veered aronnd and a tharp
bretzo" from the north stifftned the .mud
asain. lesterdav it thawed some, and to
day it is comparatively mild, with promise, of
conlifiucs clu'l, t' onfihthe preparations for
ii aruva sprit'? trade are going on s taUilv.
The Krgn twtffes ejpeciallv are enJari:"g
tiieir facilities for hu increase of bii9:ne.-e
ovei that of lust year. Tlie tenrency here,
a -m all ibijra cities, i- r.i the cone-titration
of tra-.l" in urgo establithm'-nt'", the im r -iRe
a!es cf such lnHi-.e-t enabling ihetn lo batb
buy and ell at lower rates than smaller
houses can, and still mak a reasonable prod t
A-id the nunber and resources of these larj?e
wholesal e houses here preout advantxxes
t- tue retail purchaser, which smaller ritii s
cannot furnish. Here, too, as e!sewh re, the
number engaged in trade, in niaily a'l d
parinient, cause sharp compeutiou and
lw prices, tho motto cf'mtiat -being quick
"ales aud email profits.
is easier, and all regular customers in aDy
lesiuniate business can obtain a'l needed ac
com odition at the banks. Exchange ru es
low and the price of
remains abont the fame, No. 2 closing on
Saturday at 82 cts. There has been abrik
np-.-cula.ive demand for wbst the past week.
Tue receipts increased 150,000 bnshels ov r
the previous week. Farmers will live to
tuni their attention more than bith-.rto to
semetUil k bes de wheat raising.
I have spclun of th i increase of bnsins
in the largest whohsale establishment.-. I
name a striking instance of this th? Ja-t
year a year not favorable to the eipanbion
THE GREAT SILK HOUSE.
f Ikldi:g. Brothers 4 Co.. at Chicago, Now
York and Chiciunatl -manufactuiers of sew
ing silk, machine twint, Ac.. keep four mills
eousiaully running to supply the growing de
mand for th rr goods, making S'XO.OOO worth
a year. Thfir sales last year having in
created 15u,X)0. Their s'lk always just
-h it it is represented to be, both in measnie
aud weight-is conceded to ba the best made
in Amerk-a, and the Chicaeo bouse, at 56 and
53 Wabash Avenue, takes the lratl t all ctii
,rs in supplying the trade of the Northwest.
LABOR SAVING INVENTIONS.
Every invention which saves manual labor
and promotes human comfort is a contribu
tion to the sura of human happiness. -Aud
never are such inventions more needed or
mora welcome than in savin i? household la
bors. "Wanh and be clean," waa the Kavior's
injunction to the leper, as tbe condition ef
reetor'-d hea th. Cleanliness which is akin
to Godliness is one of the cardinal vir ura,
and he wbo fa- ilitat. s the cleaning process i
ihe trieiid of humanity. In my own family I
have made trial of socdry inventions lor
this purpose, ame-have examined carefully
many more, and in my judgment
DOTY'S WASHING MACHINE.
Greatly excels ail ethers in perfectly cleans
ing dirty elothcB with the leaet labor and
wesref mateciaL Light, durable aud cheap,
THE UNIVERSAL CLOTHES WRINGER.
the bttl in use, washincr becomes a tastime
instead cf a drudgery. Every famUy should
THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONVENTION.
at Spiinc fiel-l, last' week, was a success 89 far
as st-eecn mating goes. But the whole thing
was gotten up ami mana?ed bv ha f a dozen
members and did not enliot the great body of
ih-j friends of Woman iuffiaa. The u st
atement called out some shirp criticism's iu
tno aaiiy paDers; cnienv, however, on Airs.
xuc vaiuiu uiaiib una uccil lilt? Btai ai-
trsction at AikCn'it Mu tum for some time
with a coo-l play always thrown in.
The I.vdiaTh'-iinpo troupe ar advertised
for the Or era H-Mi-e 3rain. ' b.
A Novel Divorce Case.
Indianapolis correspondence Cincinnati Commercial.
I links mention of a novel tii voice, the
history of whicu came to my knowledge at
a p-irty, from tne lips of an attorney con
sulted. Some ten days ago, said attorney
was applied to by a lady to procure a di
vorce trom her husband. When questioned
is to her reasons for the step, : he was un
tble to state any particular grievance. She
jn-tA;ouId not bear him. that was all, and
-,he could not and would not live under his
root ny IoLger. The lawyer, somewhat
puzzled, suggested incompatibility of
temper for a Ira, but she insisted there
w,ig no incompatibility of temper about it;
-he could not bear him. Ha was good and
kind but was disagreeable to her. - That
While y,t the matter, was fresh iu his
mind, the attorney was startled at receiv
ing a visit from the husband in question,
who, af:er mnch circumlocution aud great
apparent agitation, solicited his services to
procure him a divorce. A mutual friend,
Attoinpy B.'s bewilderment was f.t be
coming painful. Seeking for a cane, he
intrm-fed with a statement so identic
ally the saoi as given by his wife, that he
suspected himself the victim of a practical
"My good friend," he paid, "I do not
quite understand . you. You have been
married several years ?'
Yes, thirteen years."
"Aud you want a divorca from your
By Jove. I do, go I do."
'You say she was a good wifo and true?'
"A - true as steel and as good as a saint."
"Well, then, oa what ground cau you
urge a divorce?'
"That's your business, not mine. I
come to you tor that Money is no object.
Sje cm have halt my real estate, sol wilL"
But it is my duty to advise you to con
sider what you ee about. Think of tbe
talk it wiil occa-iion."
Think of the devil ! I never waut to
see iuy wife's face aain. Get me a divorce."
When tue mutual resolve becau.e known
to the family relatives, there was a hurried
council of a r which resu ted ia ft partial
r. conciliiition. But expressed hatred is
like fuel to the fl iiue, ai.d if Providence
does not mercifully interfere, the case will
yet come up iu co.irt Iu justice to the
parties coucerned, it is worth whiio to state
that n-ither one has a fancy to a third per
son. When interrogated ou th s point the
answer of each was, No more marriage
Outrage on a Lecturer at Columbus,
Columbus (February 6) Dispatch to the Cincinnati
A most dastardly outrage was committed
here to-night For several days pas', a Rev.
Mr. White, of J.icksonvilie, UL, has been
here deliveriug lectures ou Roinunism. To
night, his lecture at tha Opera House was
on the sect ets of the coulessiona!. There
have been continual threats of violence
made against tbe preacher by the Catholics
if Le insisted ou delivering ttus lecture. To
uuard against this a strong force ot police
were placei oa duty at the ent.'auco to the
Opera llohie.bat notwithstanding tuis pre
caution a large crowd of Irish Catholics
waited at the entrance of the Opera House
until the close of the lecture. When tue
preacher made his appearance he was
greeted with loud cries of "lynch the d d
preacher;" "tar and feather him;" and oth
er exprest-ions. A large stone was alo
thro n, striking him ou the shoulder. The
police then' rusued iu aud drove the crowd
tack. Gunrded by the police and a num
ber of friends, - Mr. White proceeded to
ws rd the Neil House, and when in front of
Claik t Farmer's store, some one propos
ed a ci eer for the Catholics of Columbus,
and then threw a large stone, wbich miss
ed tb e preacher, and wtnt crashing through
the large plate glass show window of Clark
The police then dispersed the crowd, and
Mr. White reached tho Neil Housd iu
The German Catho'ics did not seem to
take any part in the melee.
The newspaper carrier and the period
ical and paper dealers of . Boston kave
formed a protective association.
Paris has 31 daily papers.
New York has 10,000 saloons.
Chic.igo hackniea carry revolvers.
Ice sells at S20 per ton in New YorV.
New York city has ft "shoo-fly" social
club. . - . .
. ' Jackson" is the name cf 37 townships
n Indiana. . - '
Maple sugar is being made all over
Kentucky. t .
L ger beer is down to fcux cants in
Pittsburg 13 supplying England with
nail machines. ,
The theatres of Boston are given up to
Portland, Oregon, has six miles or
New York makes olive oil from the
lard of western hogs.
Thare are over 100 trade-unions in
New York and Brooklyn.
Cincinnati 'has' packed over 30.000
more hogs than List yar. ' - :
Pennvylvania spends $60,000,000 a
year for whisky aad other drinks.
Oberlin College, Ohio, want? ft dona
tion of $50,000 from Congress.
The mildness of the season is the sub
ject of remark at New Orleans.
Tiie Na'itr al Unci at St. Joseph, Mo.1
was burned on Friday. Loss $S,V00.
The big drum of the Boston Jubilee is
being made into tooth-picks. .
England will reduce her array by dis
charging 10,000 soldiers this year.
The primary production of iron in this
couutry tmploys 110,000 men.
A counterfeit money dealer, named
Mace has beeu arreste 1 ia Chicago.
- The receipts of th Avondale land are
nearly $140,000, and yet coming iu. :
SJ Louis is agitating the propriety of
Sunday eveniug theatrical peitoruiances.
Don PHtt says the Episcopal church
is the mildeat form of civilized religion. : "
The snn rose and set as ustud at Bos
ton darirjg tha visit of Prince Arthur.
. A little boy at Fort Laramie has trap
ped $500 worth of furs this winter.
The Chinese iu Texas are thinning out
tbe dog. A fat cur at Calvert is now worth
$10 for his meat
A southern writer informs us that
"Southern literature ha3 one peculiarity ol
. '-Shoo Fly" hats coats, boots, neckties.
collars, shirts, stockings, etc., are therast
just now among the "fancy."
A bill has passed ihe Ohio House mak
ing teachers' tertiticHtes obtained iu one
county valid in all oanties ot the St.it e.
The Secretary of War recommemis the
sale of 25. 000, COO pounds of pig had on
nand in tlie various public arsenals.
Detroit,Mich.' wi'l bave an internation
al wrestling tournament in Miiich, over a
$300 champion belt
There are eleven Scandinavian news
papers in the United States, four nf which
hail from Chioa-o. -
The California legislature has lepealerl
the act prohibiting . the carrving of con
-There are but two Welsh news pa rtr
in this country, both of which are i-ii wi
in u lies, .a. a.
A North Carolina prencVfr Va. .-iiide
$11,000 out of a rat trap cf 1.- o.. n inven
Oyster? are ailing at il.e wharves a
Washington city for 25 cent3 to 5) cont a
Fresh strawberries, growa in tbe open
air, are selling in Mobile at t wo dollars per
Thfl old United Shitea hotel iu Rich
mond, Ya.-, has been convtrtedintoafreed
Seven American, who ere niakin? a
tour round the world, have arrived at Cal
-I is contemplated in Raspi to build
barracks for the army, which numbers
Ii is said the autocrats of society have
noted hand-shaking out of fashion except
between intimate friends. .
A ship load of Mormon emigrants,
mostly from Wales arrived at New York on
Ameiioan carpet-makers proJaceniae
tentbs of all the carpets consumed in the
In France there fs 1 Jew to 213 of the
copulation; in Engbnd, 1 to 728; and in
Austria, 1 to 31. '
The capital employed in tbe wholesale
lioot and hoe trivia iu New York citv is
A state woman's suffrage 'jonvention
was held at Springfield, Illinois on the 8.h
In Johnson county, Kansas, corn is
nowbeini burut as fuel, as it was once in
times before the war.
The New York board of education ask
$2 366,000 for curient expenses for the vear
An English coast steamer lately bum
100 pigs in order to get into port, having
exhausted her coal, .
Ia 18G9 the State d"g tax of Kentucky
netted $2,100, and that yesr dogs killed
21,106 sUeep. valued at $5,342,
The New York Commercial Advertiser
says "suicide is the tickle with which the
Almighty reaps the karvest of fools."
A mounted police is recomm.-ndc-d for
the outskirts of New York city, and a vigi
lance committee is threatened.
F. A. Burrell, one of the oldest mem
bers of the Ndw York Stock Exch&ogo,
died suddenly on Wednesday evening.
Why is the animal upon which the f-ir-rier
operates hke the farrier himself? Be
cause he's a horse, sure. -
Professor Cot, state geologist of In
diana estimates the total valne of coal situ
ated in Clay county at $6,835. 000,000.
The widows wood society, of Port
land, Miiine, has distributed this winter
568 tons of coal and about 2CO coda of
A Belfast, Me., woman lately sold a
litter of young kitteas to a riiij-man, who
bought them fur piper r;;s ..- !' cents
The Chicago Journal says: The m '
prevalent complaiut in Chicago, this win
ter, is the complaint about hi'i taxes and
big gas bills.
The returns of Ihe recent census taken
in Charleston, S. C. makes the population
44 923, composed of 24,570 colored, aud
The South Bend (lad.) Register, com
menting on the hith price of epgs, thinks
that "hen could make piles of money now
by paying strict attention to business."
A sctool boy, being asked by his teach
er of what is the German diet composed,
replied: "Sour kront, schnapp,iHgerberr
and nix cumarouse."
During the violent sform which rage !
in G-rmany ou the 17th of D -c rub r, uiore
than 400 trees were broken iu the Zoolog
ical garden at Berlin.
The Paris workmen who went oit io
bury Noir lost $130,000 ia wgew, and the
whole loss to trade by the demunstrauou
is put at $400 000.
A Georgia writer says that an ingrati
tude "falls like a drop of acid into thi milk
of human kindness and torus it into acrid
A reporter of the Troy Pre9 uses
thick clots of ropy gore" in hi account
of street dJ&culties in that sanguinary vil
lage. Diphtheria has seized ths mules cf the
Scran i on coal mines. Work some tt
tha collieries has been suspended tor the
A man nailed Kline m Cincinnati - ti
home drunk, and poucad a pot of hot eouWe
owu his child - lyuiy i its cradler scalding
it to death. . . -
Toere Is only one woman in the towu
of Lr.st Trail; California, and hef huebacd
can t bleep nights because ao many ox u
stand, iu trout of the house and grate tkrtt
uyth. . . .
Foreign window glass is fust dis
I laMng the domestic article in the Boston
market. Vessels constantly arrive there
from Antwerp laden with . window gbut.
: Harvard college has given "11,533 'ie
gree, no: including those of this year. Its
Aluuiui ut present are 8,11851 more thui
AOa Clifford, a notorious courtesan, of
S Loni-s, Im sued several fast young m-u
of that city for various wine bills anil tor v
The Utah Gentiles assert that ho sin
cere female advoeate of polygamy cau ba
lound iu Utah who is not old enough to ba
ft grandmother. - - -.'--.-.-;---,.
Tii Northern Indiana college bnill
ing, with eiht acres of ground, has been
soid at sheriff sal for S3.C25. The e &t
of the building and grounds waa over $20,
000. . ..
The manufacture of alcohol from rei
deer moss, which was set on foot iu 1347,
by Pro t Sternberg, of Stockholm, is no
on to a considerable extent in Swe
den and Norway.
The inundation of the) Nile has thi
year taken the proportions of a flood. It
was never known to be so high, aud bus
OAiiNed damage to the extent of nearly $li,-
A Chicago paper says: ' "The gas bi!l5
just reurirj-ed by the gas companies are
re iu ou to ltld per cent higher than usual
and consumers - are indignantly compla ii-'
ing ail over the city.
--An Exchange says: "It is singular
what mistakes people labor under. Many
girl thinks she sings sweetly who only
rcr cche, aud h-.!f the ugly dandies tbiux
they are killii.gJy.' ' . ;'"
A Pei.nsylvania rui-l !as rolled out i
Snely polished sheet of iron, three feet
lon- and twelve inches wide, and wighi
but three and a half ounces. Itlsthiun r
than ordinary writing paper. "
Over 250,000 freight and cattle cvs
passed ovr Albany bridge, going both
ways, during the year 1869, which would
make, it placed together, ft train more than
l.SiiO miles long.
Deer are so plentiful in the neighbor
hood of Brookhaven, Mississippi, tint
do not take the trouble to kill
them. One ran through the streets of the
towu recently. - " -
There are now living in Baltimore
couutv, Md., five brothers, the youngest ot
whom is 73 and the oldest 87, who served
in the sums corrpjny in the war ot 181i'
and have never received a pension.
A railroad watchman in Ohio. tAl
asleep ou the track the other night, with
his lmtern in his hard. The ligntnioj
express came along, tossed biui upon tiie
cowcatcher, aud curried him to the next
station with only a broken leg. -
A jeweler in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
received a tew days since a heavy gold ri j
from the Cathoiio priest in that city, witU
ihe irjunctiou: "This belongs to you; taka
and ask no questions." Some girl has
got a lighter conscience.
Chaf'estowu, Mass., furnishes fulf
soup to 77 families bill of fare offers beel
sonp on Mondays, Thursdays and Satur
d.ijS mutton soup on Sundays and Wed
nesday; snd fish chowder on Tuesdays
nd Fridays always accompanied wi u
bread. ... '. : k
- A successful school is in operation in
Louden for teaching deaf and dumb chil
dren to speak. Although the inability ta
control tbe voice by the ear produce ft
baish and dis-igreeable toue, the. pupils
learu to articulate distinctly, and founder--fand
what is said to them by watching tha
movements of the speaker's lips.
I would not give much for your re
ligion unless it can be seen. Lamps do n
talk, bat do shine. -A l-ght-heuse soun.'S
aodrauvit teats no gong,, and yet, 1-r
ivtr tiie waters its friendly 6paxk is seen
the mariner. So let your actions shine
out yor.r religion. Let the main sermon
your life be illustrated by your condact,
and it shall not fail to be illustrious- . - -
The Norwich (Conn.) Advertiser gives
in acaount of a quer "donation party," to
eirnrrrnan in Nonh Stonlngton, tne Re.
Dat id Avery. .Thygave him about $10
uio.-ey ic, arid then, (says the Advtr-
tlbLr, ) "a. cumber remained to- an unsea
sonably la'e hour," indulging in levity.andj
thett by which ' "the house of prayer was
made a dea - of thieves." Bather a novel
way of helpicg the pastor.
In ' A Book About Wordd," by G. F."
Graham, the author .gives an . explanation
the phrase, "Nine tailors make a man."
the oblen time the strokes of the pass
ing bell were called "tellers" and as m a
strokes indicated the death of a man, while
hree pntiounced that of a -child, and srx
bat of a woman, tbe words "nine tellers"
were eaWiy perverted into nine tailors.
An Illinois undertaker sent the folio
ing eiitertaining note to a sick man: '
Dear .Sib; Having positive proof that
you are rapi ily approaching death's gat",
have tUert-fure thought it not imprudent
call yjur attention to the enclosed ad
vertisement of my abundant stock of ready
made cofUns, aad e'edire to make the sag
estiou tlmt you signify to your friends
svish for the purchase of your burial out
fit at my establishment . -.
Tb call the attention of our readers lo
fha advertisemt nt of 'Pruasimr'B Vinegar
"Ve s o by a circular issued by Jfr. Prusin,
chat be ha introduced an entirely new metix
d in Lis manufacture of Vinegar which rev
olutionizes the whole fo-mer process, ai:d
which he has succeeded in producing mi
trt'ele fr superior to any he has l.eretofer-5
msde, and which can neither be surpass d
nor eq-ialed. . .
In i is c rcn'ar Mr. P. calls attntion to a
by Prof. Mahla, one of our meat
rn riHut cSi -mists in the country, who baaa i
aijzcd Im vinegar and certifies to the emi t a
purity of the same.
Having been established far the past twenty-two
years, and having always received tha
irt premium at whatever fair he has exa-b- -bed
bis vinegar, we cau recommend it to ail
ho desire a pnre, wholesome, and palatal. :9
article for pickling as well as table Use 2f
Neulectfj) Cotjohs asd Cqj.ds. Few ate
aware i f the inrportancw of checking a eoa U
"caramon cod," iu its first stage; tnat
which iu the beginr.ing would yield to a mild
renu Je, ir ne glected, soon preys upon tha
lun!1." "Brown's lironchial Troches," or
Ccuijh L'-z-nges, afford instaat relief.
Owins; t- th'o gcd reputation and popular
ity .'f tha Troches, many worthless and cheap
liniuti n are tffi'ed, which are good tor
notl.iti -. B sure to obtairrthe trua "Brown's
Bronchial Troches.'' Sold everywhere.
A rixE hii.-d of hair is such an indispensa
ble aoj'.'.uct to beauty that no one who prizes
U'd iooka auould neglect to use the best
preparations to be had to increase its growth,
its eoior or prevent its falling off.
il;n;;'s Vegetable Ambrosia is ono of the most
fiVct'ial aiticif s for tbe pumose we have v
wr seen, besides'b- iuif ou of the most Uo
.iffhrenf hair dressings and beat:tb rs extanr.
is f ee tVom the sticky and guumy prop
erties of most other dressings, and being do
UKlitfullv perfumed, recommends itself f j
eit-ry lady or gentleman Using fine toilet ar
ticles. - - :
IIowfla2!d's OzbXAs ToMcot-mbines all tha
iugr-f d-.cMs of tlie Bitters with pure Saut
Crcz.llnm, orange, anise, Ac- It is used lor
hn s.ine dsc aaes as the Bitters, iu ca-ci
wh-re some Alcoh 'lie Stimulant is necear
aud makes a prtparati -n deligntfully plea4
ant and agreeable to take.
IIzalth, Ebautt amo Losa Lire. New and
valnab.o rcit diee for t'ie exclusive use oi
L;tu:ts. Madam Jumel's Balm af d Toi rl
Prepuratious. Ltdits.send ten rent for hi
u;us. 31.'. Jam Jumel'i a.tnt, ISa 12 P -
Curt, 21 door from Michigan A,, Chicago
Tne C: kakd Mali Line of Staamsbips levo
nei kiy from Jic York, Liverpool a d
iccii-t.,n. Ajrents m ail the prmcif:
i f tiie NoritiTest. S. Bawe, Genert
Weett-rn Aent. No. 2 Lake etrcet, Chicarf.;.
I"ir.aa i'i.o & Co., successors to J J".
I'aruniii, ni.-.uutaCiurcrs and hading wh 1
ii .ilt-is iu Boots and bhoea, 3io. ID Li
JoH.f E. I'kTiISose iiu esale di-fcl- T in
nn?, iiictls, nibiiin bars, flour sacks, wi4p-pi-ijj'piper,
tw-.iie, 4c, lo-t and 116 Ran-.lul; t
jl., C'lncay j. Price lit sen: free.
ITcblbCT & Lds wa's, leading wholes t s
Jiu;if,!!; f the Northwest, corner Laa
si.r.ecaud V.ibash avt nue, Chicago.
T. C. Buixts 4 Co , 109 South Water St.
Chicago, deau rs iu butter, cbeee game
pvu.tiy, Au. t'onsigi menta solicited.
HaXX's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Eenewer
cleans tho acalp of dandrufl; and allays al