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THE TEUTON'S LAMENT.
Mine Cot! mine Cot 1 Tt language dat,
1 cannot English spraken,
Ftrikut so rare I apeak Un right,
6s aura I bee a mistaken. . - -
I mean that tagerfkxen; .
Bier man dem tings U14 101 ride 00
Ven day go dead blixen.
. DeyeaydeyTle"bniiaing,- "
Den "rase" It down ao cline;
iir" ntu dem ting the ma trows.
Ten it gets np to shine.
'" "Hist means dem ting data eoot to eat, .
"Mete" also means ting proper.
Tis only 4 mete" to measure deee tings.
Ten eteampoats "mete" the stopper. (
Ehcst deaame words means every ting.
It makes no bnsineu whether ... ,
Yoa pell him dis or t'other way, '
Toa sounds almost like t'other. -ttinsCott
mineCotl ao ears I knows, .
' I cannot English spraken. .
Far Ten I "uose" I speak bias right, ,
Ty. then, I gets mistaken.
DINING WITH A CANNIBAL.
By Mark Twain.
At Sxa. Pacific Ocean, 1
November SO. 1869. f -'
"Just at this instant" continued the
Kir.g, Bhe leached him, and he was saved!
for, as the shark opened his great jaws, she
thrust her Koboesh between them, noble
girl 1 propped them wide apart, ran her
arm down his throat, into his gullet, and
recovered the gentleman's watch ! Come
here, child, and 6how the foreigner the
shark's tooth-marks on your shoulder."
"I see, I see. It was an intrepid deed.
It was noble to save the poor white man
from so ghastly a death. And this is the
girl that taught joa to add bread-fruit to
. "Yes, the same the very same. . To
fuur-finger poi, you understand not to all
sorts. I will show you I will make you
understand. In the Sandwich Islands and
the Marquesas they make poi out or ta.ro
root only,. 7 hen, you know, they wouldn't
dream of . Hewever. I was going to
tell yoa. The natives takes the tara-root,
which is much like what you de6cribea
turnip to be, and wraps it. in plantain
leaves, and puts it in a hole in the ground
which he has lined with hot stones, don't
you see? covers it up, lets it roast Takes
it out, pounds it in a great stone dish with
a large stone pestle; adds water to this
mash, from time to time, to thin it He
sets it away (it is poi, now) in large cala
bashes. It looks like 60 mucbTflour paste.
At meals all the family and friends sit
around the calabash on their haunches,
just as you or I are doing except that the
poor common Kanakas are . Baked, . of
course. Oh 1 no, my friend because you
see me, the great King, in short collar and
spectacles, yoa must not imagine that the
common subject must ape grandeur and
put on clothes. They sit around the cala
bash, and all eat from it with their hands.
Each inserts his fingers and stirs them
briskly around till a portion of the pulpy
mrss adheres to them then tilts back his
head, lets the suspended tail of the pulp de
scend into his open mouth then his fin
gers follow, and he sucks the remainder
irom them. 5ow if the pulp be thick, you
can use one fiDger; if it be thinner, you
must use t"o, or tnree, or iour nngers, ac
cordingly. Bat, as I told you, it was this
inspired girl that invented the method of
thickening four finger poi with bread-fruit
and also flavoring 11 wun carcasses 01 uie
delicious bird which in your tongue you
term the grasshopper." ' -;wV
.'Blessed girl!" - . 7 , v -.
Blessed girl, indeed. But pardon me
rnn rnii seem distressed."
"It is nothing. . Poi, even in its tative
nastiness, is only mildly delicious to me
the addition to it of the wild game you
."Ah. say no mora. I perceive. - But try
this dish. It is a fry of bananas and plan
tains, with oranges sliced in it and just a
spoonful or ao ot the delightful chirimoya
added to give it tone. I conceived the idea
of adding the angleworms." - -
It was inspiration. . '
"I so regarded it It is bo considered by
the great chiefs. To the common herd it is
"abu. That is to say prohibited, r Now as
regards those missionaries," continued the
King, reflectively scratching his head with
the fork which I had presented him, and
which he had already learned to use a good
deal though not always in a strictly legiti
mate way, "as regards those mission
aries. I will say, that their landing
here was unexpected, but I hastened
to give thera every protection. .And I
gave them full privilege to teach. They
were the first whites that some of my peo
ple had seen, and Of course these simple
natives had a natural curiosity to eaaperi
ment upon them! I could not reasonably
deny them this little gratification, theughl
counseled them to practice as little cruelty
upon the strangers as was crmpatible with
a fair desire for information and the neces
sity of wholesome amusement" They re
moved Johnson's ears, and that was a thing
which I regretted seriously until it was ex,
plained to me that a great chiefs little sick
child desired them to play with, and rf you
could have seen bow much more contented
and restful the poor young thing was after
it acquired them, you would have felt how
blessed a thing it is to be able to' contrib
ute to the happiness of even a little child."
"It was the impulse nf a generous heart
it was a spirit of liberality as rare as it is
beautiful. And how did Johnson like it?"
"Oh, Johnson said it was the will of God.
It was like Johnson to say that : But the
missionaries were right well treated, on the'
whole. -The natives tried various interest
ing experiments upon them, such as Bcorch
ing them, and scalping them, and all that
sort of thing, and I killed one of them my
self, not in malice, but because I had a
curious caprice to see how he would go
with onions. He was a failure. - Old and
tough.- Underdone, my toaiune .said a
shade to venerable I said. Give me pun
gency and tenderness for a Combination.
Onions and infancy is my idea of comfort
But here comes a dish which you will like,
my good haolt baked dog and yams pro
ject your teeth in this direction, and nip
this " slice from the contrivance you
call a fork. -' A man, if he "be any
thing of an epicure, is bound
to like this dish. It is, par excellence, the
national dish nc luaa is complete without
it A hum is a grand feast, my friend
that is what the word means. Do you
know that the edible dog of this land is a
perfectly proper and elegant b east" for hu
man consumption 1 It is even so.- He is
never, never allowed to touch meat He is
fed wholly on poi a 6trictlj vegetable
diet He is reared in the home sleeps
with his owner, male or female rides
horseback with them travels ia the boat
with them is their inseparable pet and
companion. They love him tenderly in
life, and ia death they turn not away from
him. They eat him. They stuff his body
full of plain tains, bananas, yams, and oth
er dainties, and cook him among hot stones
buried in a hole in the ground. .Not a
breath of the aroma, not a drop of the
combined juices escapes. You people
don't . know how to cook. No, as I was
Baying, the Kanakas experimented a good
deal on the missionaries, in lie inter
est of ecience, and thus the experiments
were generally fatal, though I urged them
not to waste the missurharies, for we could
not know whewe would have another lot
But among those that surviv.d was Wil
liams, and it was he that sent home those
damaging reports to ytur country, in which
he spoke of the treatment of his brothers
in a -peevish, fault-finding spirit, ill becom
ing to his sacred calling. I suppose your
people believed every word of it, and just
xnA ha nnnlnfiifln that we were a
bad, inhospitable race. Never explained
about jonnson s ears, peiiip 1 v
.,.!.. T tillod that dhf-T fellow ? eOnfotUld
me, it does seem to me that some people
a . V : ......... ; m;..An.aanf!nn thinoa
and bringing obloquy upon their fellow
creatures. Sometimes I feel as if I had
rather be dead and at rest The world
Eeems so shameless in its judgments, and
Ufa ia an embittered bv the malicious
uuc a ..... - . .
criticisms of those whose hearU are not in
sympathy with him.
"It vms pitiful in that "Williams, after all
vou had done for his party."
" 1 should sey 60 ! Bat never mind, let
us be cheerful anyway. How are you anak
ing out ! liet me help you to a fried plain
tain. Take some more of the pup ? No ?
Try some of the human being ? By George
this fellow is done to a charm. Yoh'li like
him. He was a Frenchman splendid chap
young and bale and hearty, beautiful to
look upon. Do you prefer white meat or
dark ? Let me- help you to some . of; the
breast. Ah me, I have known this young
ster.or thirteen years -fished with him.
swam with him, sailed with him, gave a
couple of my ister and four aunta to him.
NoTI.Tl),i 1 process really fbllowea tn all
hs Boat Pacific Islands. Ma Twara.
YOK IV. NO. 25.
IFC0N1N ELSVILLE, OHIO,
FRIDAY, MARCH 4,
WHOLE NO. 181.
I loved him. -He was Always good. . He is
good now." ' '.
Taking up afragmentof his late broth ar
in law; the King tsok a bite, and then gazed
long and pensively npoa the remainder,
till by-and-by the muscles of his mouth
began to twitch with emotion, and presently
two cr three great tears welled from his
eyes and coursed down Mb eheekB." ! Then,
in a choking -voice he murmured:
' "Alas, they have fried him !"
i I laid down the breast bone of the de
ceased and burst into tears also. Such is
the sympathetic power of grief. -It-was
nothing to me whether they fried him or
boiled him ; it was nothing to me how this
poor foreigner was cooked; I was only eat
ing him out of vain curiosity, and not be
cause I loved hire, not because I lespected
him, not because I wished to curry -favor
with his relatives. - Yet I wept ' "
"They have fried' him," said the King.
"Alas, poor Galtier. However, let us cheer
up, let us be content But I will have ray
cook for breakfast for this and I will fry
him and- ee how , he Oikes it- There is
nothing like a sharp example, to teach a
man, not friend. But don't be idle, sir
take some more fried Frenchman. I ought
to be ashamed to offer you such a dish, but
you see how 1 am situated, lie ougnt to
have been baked -this fellow" ought We
always bake a Frenchman we never thibk
of frying him. But I wish you had known
this fellow so kind, Bo gentle, 60 loving,
and you see yourself how tender he is.
But that Williams business I wish you
would straighten that up lor me when you
go back to America. . II ycur people oould
only know the facts in the case, they
would not ' blame mc. It is a little
hard, after I have 6pent all these yeats in
building,up a good name, to have.it all,
knocked in the head by this shabby ad
venturer.. Now, what he called- 'hideous
reveL'&nd a 'feast of devils,' and all sorts
of vile and wicked names, was nothing in J
tha world, I give ypu my sacred nonor, but
a simple barbecue seventeen old crippled
natives, no account unaer tne sun, just an
expense to the community, and I fricaseed
them to give a little treat to some visiting
town chiefs (Aldermen you call them in
vour country ), who were here for a day or
two from Wonga Island. : 'Feast of devils,
indeed ! Feast of dried up, skinny old rap
scallions that the island is a thousand times
better off without and I am sure it was
honorable in us to be hospitable to those
strangers. Though between you and
me it was an awful swindle on them
tough,' oh, don't mention it ! more cholera
morbus and indigestion and general suffer
ing among those chiefs,- you never saw the
like of it in your life ! Now, Twain, you
see how much truth there was in Williams
statements all that row about nothing.
You can set this .thing right in your coun
try vou can do it easy 6imply just ex-
-plain the facts and anything I can do for
you, 1 11 do.it you can depend on me.
Send me a copy of your weekly. I can't
read it, but a little literature can't hurt a
man, anyhow. Caasar's "ghost !"
' "Oh Heavens ! what is the matter, youi
Gracieus Majesty?" "
- "Oh, misery. Oh, murder, Oh, despera
"Oh vohal is it, Your Imperial Majesty!
I beseech you ?"
He had sprung to his feet, and his fixed
eyes' were staring wildly at the fried meat
"Oh my brain reels ! This hair a French
man's bairiThere mut be some mistake!
A horrid suspicion bursts upon mt! Ah,
what is this I see? this thing? this
accarsing markr A strauberry ' on iht left
m it is, it is, my long lost brotherF
Alas, it was even sou It was his long-lost
brother what was left of him. Poor, poor
fellow, he was only fit to be shoveled into a
basket and given to the poor, now. The
King fell to the floor insensible. ' He grew
worse and worse, and the next day his re
moval to the country was ordered. Many
sympathizing relatives and friends followed
the palanquin and did what they could to
alleviate the sufferings. of their unhappy
sovereign. ' ; - ... - . :
It turned out 'afterward that the sweet
heart of the Frenchman had made a sur
reptitious, exchange ot marketing -in the
King's kitchen before daylight on the fatal
day. She had. bought the King's brother
from a wandering tribe that belonged in the
great wilderness at the other end. of . the
island. She bought him purposely to make
that exchange, though ot course she did
not know who he was.- The girl and the
Frenchman, escaped from the island in a
canoe that very night nd .were happily
married, or drowned, I don't know- whioh.
I would have liked to taste that French
man, i. . i- ..;- . . -. -
The White Mountains in Winter.
A correspondent of the Boston Transcript
writes from North Conway, under date of
"Of course the 'oldest inhabitant .hardly
remembers a winter of such mildness as
this. It has, in fact been a most remarka
ble one, but not unprecedented. Snow
storms have been- plenty, but have almost
invariably terminated with rain, skimming
the snow over, with a thin coating of ice,
thus preventing the drifting by the north
west winds.- There has been an average of
eighteen inches on the groand since the
first of December, and capital sleighing
and sledding it has made, too. Occasion
ally the . mercury nas gone below zero, on
bright sparkling, frosty mornings, and
when all nature was glittering in the first
light of -the coming -sun, it seamed a type
of the perfection of the New England
winter climate in its joyous and most ex-
hilerating form. ; ,- V ; .
"Since February came in, the mercury
has indicated eighteen below. Maple trees
were tupped during the month of January,
and the sap ran as ire?iy as it does ordina
rily in Marc hand April Sometimes when
the rains were neavy ana tne succeeding
oold , sharp, what a wonderful coasting-
ground was formed on every mil-side ! UDe
could run about everywhere on the polished
' "Ot course, the mountains are gran a in
heir .- winter dress, quite as maea oo
as in summer, and offer at times even more
striking and beautiful pictures. - The sun
rises and sunsets are especially fine, and it
is worth a journey here to see the lotty
summits flushing with crimson and purplt
and gold. .
'But 1 must pause to recora an event
that has 6ent grief and mourning to every
family in this alley. Many of the sum
mer visitors here will remember with plea
sure their relations with the physician of
the place Dr. i Dame. They - will remem
ber his gentlemanly bearing and modest
retiring manner, his clear judgment and
ftasrilv won svmrjathy. and will learn with
reeret his sudden death. It is indeed al
most surprising to find now what a hold
he had upon the affections of the inhabi
tants of Ihis valley, and yet not surprising
when we come to discover how nobly he
had earned that love. During a period of
fiftpn Tears he has practised within a
rant?e of twenty-five to thirty miles, being
the only physician for that-largo eitent of
Capture o;300 Whaies. The Lerwick
correspondent of the Scotsman, writing on
the llth Bays: . . . ; , ; . r i -: i
"As some fishermen in the neighborhood
of Scalloway were coine to the sea. this
morning they fell in with some whales,
which they endeavored to drive to land.
They ere soon joined by some boats be
longing to the West Ldes, and in a short
time they succeeded in driving the whales
to the East Yoe of Scalloway, where nearly
300 wera captured before .dark.. Ii was ex
pected that the whole ould be shot or
driven ashore before morning, the moon
light being favorable.. The property where
they were stranded belongs to Mr. H.ty.
The place is well adapted to the capture ol
whales,but it is very unusual for any to ap
pear there, and also unusual for - whales to
be seen at this time of year; but it is fortu
nate for the poor people in the district that
they have come."
New Materials, Modes, Novelties and
recently been imported, among which, is
gaze de Ghambery, a light silk labric. It
is in stripes, having one of white and
another, of half the width, of some fashion
able color for evening wear, as blue, green,
coral, etc. The most beautiful style is that
with a rose-colored satin stripe, with sprays
of flowers upon it embossed in velvet
This pattern is 6old for $75. The narrow
stripes are ten dollars cheaper. - A pretty
and showy style, in gaslight is the narrow
stripes in white and gold color, with gold
color dots profusely scattered upon both
Plain silks in all Ihe'fashionable colors
have been much reduced in price, and very
good can be obtained at $5 per yard. A
Metternich green, offered for $2.50 per
yard, makes up elegantly, with ' trained
bkirt and trimmed witn ricn lace; is an
effective evening dress, and not expensive.
. Piques and percales are in market ready
Tor tne spring traae; out tnese are m ad
vance of the season, and there will prob
ably be a larger display a lew weeas later.
- Crepe de Chine, which was noticed on its
first importation, has rapidly gained lavor,
and is now considered one of the fashion
able fabrics of the season. It has been used
for over-skirts for evening wear and full
dress occasions; but it is not intended that
its future use shall be limited to these
grand toilets: The manufactories at Lyons
are making it in. laiee quantities, ' and in
rich, beautiful shades, and it will be worn
in Paris for ppring and summer suits. It
is being made up now lor the most fashion
able circles. The under-skirt is of rich
silk, made short if intended as a street
costume, the over-skirt, corsage and sleeves
of the de Chine, and is usually trimmed
with light aoft fringe of the same color or
shade, or with fringe that is crimped, giv
ing it a careless, wavy appearance. White
crepe de Chine, for evening dress, is worn
effectively over a black taffetas underskirt
The new styles both for evening and
street wear are more elaborately trimmed,
and are more tasteful than the styles early
in the season. The .trained dresa is : en
tirely out of place in the daytime, for out
door wear, except for the carriage when
making ceremonious calls. The short
dress, with tunic tastefully trimmed, hav
ing sashes ' and ' loops, is the fashionable
day costume, which is laid asida in the
evening for the trained skirt '
. A change in tha form of the sash has
been predicted-tt at it .will merge into a
fancy jacket frill, or postilion basque,
having the' ends graduated one above an
other. . . . .
- A style which prevailed near the close of
the last century is to be in vogue for even
ing dress during the early spring. This is
the "spencer," or the corsage and sleeves
of some contrasting color. A dress recent
ly made in Paris was from a design in imi
tation of this old style. The dress is of
rich lavender silk, made with trained skirt
with a wide flounce of lace around the bot
tom, headed by a ruche of ribbon of the
same shade, The spencer is high in the
neck, and is of Bilk of a delicate shade,
something like that of sea foam in a bright
sunlight It is square a la. Pompadour in
front and edged with lace, wrought in the
same designs as that upm the skirt
in evening dress have recently been bro't
out One of the'most attractive is of light
pearl-gray satin, made with long train, and
having fifteen flounces, two inches wide,
around the bottom. These 'ruffles are eut
in small scollops and edged with narrow
Valenciennes lace, arid are of nne white,
organdy'. The over-skirt is of organdy,
and is in larger Ecollops than the flounces
of the skirt and trimmed with wide Val
enciennea The waist square, both front
and back, the edge ornamented with ruf
fling of white organdy. The sleeves are
quite loose, and, reaching only to the el
bow, are finished with three graduated
ruffles of the organdy.
Another dress is of rose silk with a wide
flounce upon the- bottom of the skirt, cut
in points that are edged with a white satin
fold. This flounce is headed by a wide fold
of the silk and edged with white. The
over-skirt is of white crepe de Chine,
trimmed with a narrow flounce,' and the
corsage is the same. ... .,.. ..
a rich assortment Is pforrised for the.coming
season, and two or three new shades are
out A beautiful shade .of rose-color, the
darkest tint, wrought with white, and a
new shade of the "ashes-ot-rosea" - color
are now offered in white welt. and long
wrists, with two buttons, at (2.50 per pair.
Ktw York Poet- ;.' - :
New Tricks Performed by the Lately.
Arrived Troupe of Japanese Jugglers.
From the San Francisco Bulletin.
The Royal Sateuma troupe of Japanese
artists made their introductory bow to a
San - Francisco' audience last night" The
fame of this company, as acrobats, jug
glers, and equilibrists attracted a large au
dience to the theatre. The performance
opened with contortion and crab-bending
by a plump little fellow, about 8 years ol
age, whose grace, agility and good nature
fairly captured the house. Then came the
tub and ladder tricks, with a little "All
Bight" ; as the principal feature. A
skdlfuL ' prestidigitator swallowed a
pipe while it was lighted,' or ' at
tempted '. to , .- make . the audience
believe he accomplished the feat, and sub
sequently drew it -from his ' clothes.' He
also performed interesting tricks with eggs,
tops, ribbons, Ac. The most startling trick
in this line was the pretended swallowing
of needles, one by one, and then drawing
them from the mouth on a long string.
This was the only act where solos on the
barbarous Japanese fuddle were introduced,
and after the novelty of this sound wears
off it can well be spared. ' The slack rope
and wire acts were performed very accept
ably by the young woman, who succeeded
in putting on a dress without the aid of an
umbrella in balancing. In- the hanging
pole trick, a slender lad displayed skill
and strength - toi a., remarkable de
gree, and set the laws of gravitation at
defiance with the utmost equanimity. The
Oriental Hercules has jaws that would prove
a sure fortune to a hotel runner. A mam
moth tub with a small boy standing -upon
the rim, is placed near him, forming a load
that two men find difficulty in managing
wheu he stoops down, sezies the tub with
his teeth, and raises it high in the air. .' In
the closing scene, a little girl, apparently
five years rf age, is placed upon the pin
nacle of a series of blocks, having barely
room to stand. She bends a crab,' puts
her head between her feet toward the
ardience, and her clothes are' so arranged
that they give her the appearance of a but
terfly. Take it allin all, the entertainment
is novel and interesting, and merits suc
The Best- ajtd Obioikal Toxic of Tron
Phosphorus and Calieava, known as CatwelL
Mack & Co. 's Ferro Phosphorated Elixir of
Calisaya Bark. The Iron-restores color to
the blood, the Phosphorus renews waste of
nerve tiseue ai d the C&lisaya gives a natural,
healthful (one' to the digestive organs, there
by curing Dyapepaia in its various forms,
Wakefulness, General Debilitv end Depres
sion f Spirits. Manufactured only by CAS
WELL. UAZABD 4 CO., i-uccesaors to Caa
well, Mack & Co., New York. 'Sold by all
Druggiats. ' - - : ' ' - v i -j
A PitufieJd Mas. 6chbol was the scene
of lively excitement, tho other day, vhen
a pre cociouB pupil accidentally discharged
a nifitnl between his pocket and the desk.
Investigation showed that ahalf dozen of
tha older fellows had been in tne oaou ior
a long time of carrying loaded pistols to
school.".; ! ; - t .
f-A Mormon preacher, who held forth in
a school house in Lorraine, N. T., recent
ly, was obliged to steep In the fcrrHdin g. on
the benches, because none of the'audience
would tender him their hospitality. : r ,. .
The Weather—The Leg Drama—The
Pulpit versus Woman Suffrage—La
Salle Street Tunnel—Business—A
Type of Chicago—Lyman, Page & Co.
—Celebration of the Fifteenth
Chicago, .f eb. 21, 1S70. After a Ion? sea
son ot moderate weather, it grew coid Friday
night; en Saturday we had a driving northeast
snow storm, and for the laet forty-eight hours
it has been very cold, the thermometer mark
ing eix degrees below zero tLia morning, the
coldest of the season. But it now is too late
in the season to have an old-fashioned winter,
th3 ' we may have,instead,a cold and backward
eprinf;. It has been the mildeet winter thus
far known to the oldest inhabitant
THE LEG DRAMA.
There has been some pretty sharp sparring
between the editor of the Times and Peri
greue Pickle, the musical and dramatic critic
of the Tribune, on one side, and alias Lydia
Thompson, manager of a burlee'quo ballet
troupe of artificial blondea, performing at the
Opera House, on the other, Story and Peri-
erene assailing turongn tno columns ox tne
Timee and the Tribune, and Lvdia replying
from the foot -lights. At McYicfcer's, too, the
kg business hai been on the boards till tha
public are heartily tired of it. The intelligence
of this community does not run altogether to
legs, and if the managers of McVicker's and
the Opera House do not comprehend this fact
they might as well give leg bail and "git"
Legs, as a perpetual show, are about played
THE PULPIT VS. WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
Rev. Dr. Hatfield, last week, preached a
denunciatory sermon against woman
suffrage and its advocates. To eay
that-he misrepresented the ' friends -of
this measure, and libeled its advocates, is
to state the case very mildly. Coming from
a rarty politician in a heated political canvass,
it wouid not be strange. But from a minister
of the Gospel, it seems lea like preachine
good tidings in the spirit of peace on earth
and good will to men, than a slanderous
phiilippic of cursing in the name of the Lord.
A strong argument against woman suffrage
is legitimate and unobjectionable. But fair
play and truthful statements are courtesies
which even a minister chould not disdain.
Dr. Hatfield's sermon has called out two
sharp replies in the Tribune. His reviewers
show him little reverence, and one of them
characterizes bis statements as "gross and
libellous perversions of facta."
THE LA SALLE STREET TUNNEL.
is progreeaing finely. Eighiy feet of the
north eection cf the river is already walled
up and arch ed over, and by the 1st of April the
whole north part of the river will be com-
Eleted so tnat the coffer dam ; can
e taken up on that side and one constructed
on the south side. About thirty teams and
one hundred and tweutv-five hands are con
stantly employed on the work. The part
already excavated is boarded over, with can
vass covering the ends, and huge stoves within
keea the temperature above the freezing
point so that the mason work proceeds un
interrupted by frost The contract requires
the completion of the whole work by July,
1S71, but it will probably be finished by next
The wholesale business houses are getting
in their stocks, sending out their agents and
circulars, and getting ready to make their an
nouncements preparatory to opening of spring
U-ade. -Ail sorts of dodges are resorted to,
to induce merchants to part with their money
for extemporaneous advertising sheets and
circulars. Papers and advertising circulars
an printed to De given away on tne ran cars,
and at the hotels, or to be sent to dealers
throughout the West. And what is remark
able about them, is, that there are never lees
than ten thousand of each kind to be thus
distributed. Prudent and well-posted mer
chants usually prefer to mail their own cir
culars, and to advertise in papers having
bona fide bubscribers. The proprietors of
one sheet, soliciting advertisements on abase
of 30,000 circulation, print just 3,000 copies 1
BUSINESS. A TYPE OF CHICAGO.
The unexampled growth of Chicago is due.
not more to b.6r position at the head of lake
navigation, and as the focus of an unequalled
system of railways, than to the character of
her businees men. For if it is men who con
stitute a State, it is also men and not natural
cor artificial advantages who build up great
cities aud transform the wildernees into fer
tile fields and gardens. To Chicago, as to a
great center, have gravitated the active.
energetic, enterprising men from all parts of
the Union, with ideas enlarged by the bound
less field open before them, the warm blooi
and growing enthusiasm of youth tempered
but not chilled by the prudence and ex
perience of muurer years. There is here,
in many of our leading businees firms, that
desirab e union of ripe manhood and vigorous
youth which combines sagacity in devising,
and boldness in successiuiy executing, those
large business plans which distinguish Chi
cago above all Western cities. , It is to the
young men of this generation of which
Chicago furnishes the chief type to whom
the Great West is indebted for the more per
fect fulfillment than - even Bishop Burkley
himself ever conceived ol his prophecy,
' We st ward the Star of Empire takes its way."
In Eastern cities, business houses reach ma
turity as youth do their majority, after a
ssore ot years. But here, businees bouses
are appreciated, not bo much for their age as
for wht they are. and whit they can do. If
thev understand the wants of the Western
trade, ana have the ability, foresight and
skill to supply the demand, at raasoname
rates, and to make these facts widely known,
their success is assured. New houses, pos
sessing . these qualifications, are . yearly
springing up here, and at once taking a front
rank among our first business houses, m the
character and extent of their trade. I waa
forcibly reminded of this fact, lately, in
meeting an old Milwaukee acquaintance, in
the recently established firm of
LYMAN, PAGE & CO.,
manufacturers of, and wholesale dealers in
boots and shoes, who have recently removed
to their splendid new store five stories high
and 165 feet deep at Si Wabash Avenue.
Their third business year shows a trade of
$000,000 extending all over the Northwest to
the Y acme Mope. Dir. Seymour Lyman, me
senior partner, resides at Boston, super
inteodiug their large manufactory, and im
proving every opportunity to purchase Las
tern goods advantageously for the Chicago
house. Mr. Thomas Page, who came into the
firm last July. had. for some eight years, con
ducted the oarne business successfully in
MilwauKi-e. ranting among the most sub
stantial business-iiien of that city. His ex
perience and business relations with the
trade of the Northwest, make him a most
valuable accession to the firm. The younger
members of the firm, Mr. A. C. Aldnch, lor
fourteen years, and Mr. W.C. Lincoln for sev
en years paat.engagea nere as cierKs,8!uesa.an
and proprietors, are wide awake, active, res
olute young men, thoroughly acquainted with
the business aud business men of the West,
and representing the class of men who have
made Chicago the Head Centre of trade and
enterprise for the whole Northwest. With
abundant means, an ample stock adapted to
the wants of the trade, thorough business
habits, strict integrity and attention to busi
ness, and rare ek llin making all these ele
ments of euecess mutually profitable to them
selves and their customers, the large trade
thoy have built up in two or three years is a
proof of fair dealing in the past, and a pledge
of increasing business in the future
FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT CELEBRATION.
The colored citizens of Chicago have made
arrangements to celebrate the adoption of
the Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing
universal suffrage to all mala citizens over
twenty-one years old, irrespective of race or
colcr,'aa soon as the official proclamation is
made that the amendment is a part of the
organic law. A little aristocratic exclusive
ncss cropped out at the preliminary meeting,
a Mr. Freeman belieing his name by propos
ing to exclude white citizens from partici
pating in the speech making. But his motion
was not adopted. Mr; Freeman belongs to
The city has been unusually infested by
thieves, burglars and robbers, for some time
past, and housebreaking has been of daily
and nightly occurrence. At one time tbey
depradate . chiefly in one division, but when
driven from thit, they btake themselves to
another. A few weeks ago their rendezvous
was in the North Division; then they made a
general astault upon the West Division. But
the police routed and captured many ot
them, and the rest betook themselves to the
South Division, where, for a week past,
thev have been -plying, their trade
with great activity. Thev never hesitate to
kill their victims, or the officers, in order to
escape detection, and not a few of them mur
der for the sake of getting a few dol.'ars. The
number of assaults, stabbing, shooting and
murders are so great that I do not undertake
to keep an account of them. Vj
Great impunity has been given to criminals,
it is publicly charged by the daily press, by
the complicity of some of the Police Justices,
who let them off on straw bail, or with nomi
of the Recorders Court has sentenced some
fifty of them to the Penitentiary, and has
truly rid the city, for a time, of some ot the
worst class of the population. A great many
more snou.a nave an otacuu invitation to
visit the same institution.
has afforded a pleasing contiaat to the per
formances at McVicker's and the Opera
House, for the past few weeks. Good plays.
well - represented, have attracted good audi
ences, ibis week, The Heart of Mid Loth
ian, Lady Audley's Secret, and Not Guilty,
are on the boards there. . a.
The Death Web of a Young Fish.
From the Rochester Union, Feb. 15.
The Pisciculturist, Seth Green, is known
throughout the land for his . energy and
perseverance in inquiring into and ascer
taining the cause of anything that may be
new in his little world of interest or nature,
ror many years Mr. Green has been at a
loss to account for the enormous deetrue
tion of very small trout, but he has now
ascertained the cause. He says in regard
to the matter: "There is a small worm
which is a favprito food of trout and many
other kinds of fish. This worm is one of the
greatest enemies which the young fry have.
It spins a web in the water to catch young fish
just as a spider does on land to catch flies.
I have seen them make the web and take
the. fish. The web is aa perfect as that
of the spider, and as much mechanical in
genuity is displayed in its construction. It is
made as quickly and in the same way as a
spider's, by fastening the threads at differ
ent points, and going back and forth until
the web is finished. The threads are not
strong enough to hold the young trout after
the umbilical sac is absorbed, but the web
will stick to tte fins and get around the
head and gills, and soon kills the fuh. I
have often seen it on the young trout, and
it has been a great mystery, and caused me
many hours, and days, and weeks of won
der to find out what was wound aronnd the
heads and fins of my young trout and killed
them I did not find out until lately, while
watching recently hatched whitefish.
These are much smaller than the trout
when they begin to swim, and they were
caught and held by the web. I found ten
small whitefish caught in one web in one
night The web was spun in a little white
fish preserve, into which I had put one
hundred young fish. The threads spun by
this worm seem to be much finer than the
common spider's web, and they are not visi
ble in the water until the sediment collects
upon them. They can be seen very plainly.
These webs cannot be spun where there is
much current and can easily be seen in
still water by a close observer.
Mark Twain's Wedding—A Surprise.
It Lad been arranged that Mr. and Mrs.
Clemens should proceed at once to their
boarding-house, on arriving in Buffalo
from Elmira, while the rest of the wedding
party were to be domiciled at the Tift
House. The securing of a desirable, gen
teel home in a private family had been del
egated to an intimate friend and resident
ot Buffalo, who, understanding the tastes
and requirements of the young couple,
would of course be the person to make for
them judicious arrangements. Mr. Clem
ens, having been absent on his lecturing
tour for the past few months, accepted the
assurance that everything had been attend
ed to. At the depot hearty "good-nights"
were exchanged, the larger party driving
to the hotel, the bride and groom taking a
carriage for more quite quarters. Stop
ping in front of a modest but very
attractive brick house in the upper
part of Delaware 'street Mr. Clem
ens was somewhat surprised to be met in
the hall by the father of the bride and his
own 6ister, whpin he supposed already
quartered at the hotel. The landlady of
the house suddenly disappeared from the
scene, and as leaf by leaf of the charming
little drama unfolded, Mark Twain found
himself the victim of what he termed a
first cla&s swindle.' the DroDrietors and
abettors of which were the delighted father
and mother, who stood there silent specta
tors of the happiness they had prepared
for their children in the gift of this beauti
ful home. For once the fun-loving Mark
tailed in repartee, and moistened eyes
spoke deeper thanks than words. Noth
ing that love or wealth could suggest or
supply was wanting to make the scene the
fulfillment of the poet's dream, from the
delicate blue satin drawing-room to the lit
tle sanctum quite apart, with its scarlet up
holstery, amid the pretty adornments of
which inspiration must often come to its
happy occupant Cleveland Ileralu
What a Fairy can Do.
, Jolly Maurice Flynn, as we used to call
him, years -gone by, . when he filled the
same important office he does now town
constable, related yesterday to a small cir
cle of interested friends a very singular in
cident that happened in the town of Lim
erick, Ireland, when he was a boy in that
land of "potheen and praties." There was
a neighbor whose wife was taken ill with a
peculiar sickness,' wholly unknow to the
doctors of that region round about She
was obliged to take to her bed at once, and
in an instance, as it were, became reduced
to almost a skeleton. . -What little flesh did
remain with her, became livid and cadiver
ous. For seven . long years she never rose
from that bed once. Her disease created a
peculiar appetite. She ate but very
little -and seemed to receive
the. most of . her sustenance -from a
hot pot of milk, boih d at midnight, each
night Her husband, who was a patient
creature, used to get up every night win
ter and summer, during the seven long
years, and boil that pot of milk and give
it to her. . One night, the last time he had
to do it he got up to boil the pot ot milk
aud was just in the act of raking out the
smothered turf to blow it up into the nec
essary glow, when some unearthly thing
caught him by the legs for he had forgot
ten to put on his breeches and snaked
him from the hearth. Frightened almost to
death, ha crawled under the bed and spilled
the milk over the floor. He remained un
der the bed until morning, when he crawl
ed out again with fear and trembling, fear
ing he might encounter Old Nick r one
of his imps. . '
At first he was afraid to look at the bed,
lest he should Bee his wife lying there
strangled by the fiend, but he did muster
courage, and look when, wonderful to re
late there she lay, not strangled, nor ema
ciated, nor cadaverous, but plump and as
fresh as a daisy. The reader may desire to
know why and how this transformation ?
Let Mauriee tell you. The bedridden wo
man was a fairy who spirited the wife away
to fairy laud that she, the fairy, might en
joy a little of mortal life. The failure to
get that pot of hot milk on that eventful
night broke the spell and the fairy was
compelled to exchange places and restore
the rightful wife to her home. " -
The above relation may appear incredi
ble to some people, but Maurice is ready to
vouch for every word of it as he was well
acquainted with the woman who was the
subject of the fairy's machinations. Mau
rice says there are plenty of fairies in Ire
land yet and spirits too. We can vouch
for the latter for we have seen and proved
them. Dubuque Times.
The following is the form of the pledge
which the Congressional Temperance Society
proposes shall be adminatered throughout
the country on the 22d of February: "We,
the undersigned, do pledge our truth, faith
and honor that we will not use intoxicating
liquor as a beverage nor traffic in them; that
we will not furnish them as an article of en
tertainment, or for persons in our employ
ment, and that in all suitable ways we will
discountenance their use." ,
During the recent eioitement in Paris
all the important jewelers and merchants
of fine laoes took their goods out ot the
city, and over 25,000 strangers left the town
in a single day. . . . " . ,
- A gymnasium on a gigantic scale is
about to be erected in Paris. Its estima
ted cost is 3,000,000 franca. An immense
swimming school for ladies and gentlemen
is to be attached to it
Young Folk's Department.
A CHILD'S FANCY.
BY LOUISE V BOYD.
" Oh, mother, said little Bennie.
"I mean to, if I can, . , .
Some beautiful nlht before Christinas,
When I am a grown-up man, T
o ' "
M Go tailing, sailing up to the sky.
For I'll own a grand balloon.
And aak of the kindliest angel,
Please give me a worn-out moon !'
Then I'll walk with the angel-chlldren
In the starry gardens bright:
Stars are their flowers; I'll ask for soma
J tut bnddins into light.
" The levely one will hand me a moon
From off the cloudy bars,
and the angel-children Joyously pluck
A duster ot wakening stars.
" And whan I come back, O mother,
Ton will wonder to tee
The iheeny moon and the shining stars
That tha bright ones gave to me.
" Then the moon high o'er tha Christmas tree
Its chastened light shall spread.
- An J a little star from every bough
Its twinkling beams shall shed.
We'U call a crowd of children then
To come aad feaat their eyes
On the glorious things, the while I tell
Of my journey to the skies.
" Bat I'll eay. These etara are leas bright than
Because they wera plucked too soon. ' '
' And yon scarce would guess of the glory there
By this pals worn -oat moon. ...
" And while they are gashig 111 whisper to yow
The way to the shining shore:
The balloon will ho!d two; we both will go
And never corns back any more."
MRS. MACGARRET'S TEA-PARTY.
Mrs. MacGarret was an Attio cat and
lived in the garret, but Mrs. O Cellary lived
in the cellar. Mrs. MacGarret had three
children, aud Mrs. O Cellary had three
children. Mr. MacGarret bad gone away,
and so had Mr. O'Cellary. Mrs. MacGar
ret 's children were- all of age, and Mrs.
O'Cellary's were all of age. The MacGar
ret children were named Spotty MacGarret
and Tbby Macgarret and Tilly MacGarret
The O'Cellary children were named, the
first, Dinah O'Cellary, after its mother; the
second, Thomas O'Cellary, after its father;
and the third, Bengal Tiger O'Cellary, after
one of their grand relations.
One day Mrs. Garret said to her children:
"My dean, I have decided to have com
pany this afternoon. I shall invite Mrs.
O'Cell-iry and her family. Behave well or
you will be punished. At supper eat the
pooreetand give the best to the company.
Be very quiet, and never interrupt- That
you may look your very best, I shall put
up your tails in curl papers. Now don't
cry if I pull some." And they shut their
mouths tight and never uttered a sound.
Good children!" said MacGarret "Now
you may go down aud invite the company.'
"What in curl papers r cried Spotty.
"O, not in curl papers 1 cried Tabby.
"Yoa can't mean in curl-papers !" cried
"There's no telling who might see os."
said Spotty. Perhaps the Gray Squirrel
peeping out of his cage; I should be so mor
tified." "Or the Parrot," said Tabby. "And so
"Or the new Lap-dog," said Tilly. "And
bo should L"
"True," said their mother. "Ton can't go
in curl-papers. I'll step down myself."
"But we re afraid to stay alone, cried
Spotty and Tabby and Tilly. "Don't go !"
"Don t go r "Don t go 1 And each held
up her forepaw and begged and prayed and
"Foor darling I cned Mrs. MacGarret
"How can I leave you ? Now, if we were
but good friends with Mr, Rat,' how easily
he could do the errand 1 for yonder rat-
hole leads to the cellar straight"
"Can t yoa speak d awn to her ? asked
Tabby. "I think you might speak down,
said Tabby. "Do speak down," cried
"To be sure, said Mrs. MacGarret "Of
course lean. 'Tis often done in hotels.
What smart children you are !"
Then Mrs. MacGarret spoke down and
invited Mrs. O'Cellary and her family to
tea at seven o'clook. And Mrs. O'Cellary
answered up that they would be most
. Quarter before seven the curl papers
were taken out
"Charming !" cried Mrs. Mac Garrett
"All stand in a row, that I may see.
Charming ? Don't move !"
At seven o'clock O'Cellary arrived with
all her children, and. two young cousins,
who were paying her a visit and as it was
a grand occasion, supper was laid out on a
black leather trunk, bordered with brass
nails, and nothing could have been more
Now this is what Mrs. MacGarret s.t be
fore them for supper: first mouse; second,
scraps; third, codfish dried; fourth, squash
in the rind, brought up from the kitchen
in the dead of the night Mrs. MacGarret
lamented that she was out of milk, but
their saucer was licked dry at dinner, aud
the milkman had not be.n . round. But
the company all said they seldom . took
milk, and that everything was lovely. The
talk was very entertaining, - being motly
about a little mouse, who would peep out
of his hole at them, but popped back again
tha minute they stirred. They also talked
much of the boy. A new little whip had
been given him, and the whip he used
freely. Traveling through the passages
was really quite unsafe.
We were in great danger coming up, I
assure you." said Mrs. O'Cellary. .
"Very great danger, ma'&m, said Thomas.
"We ran for our lives, ma'am," said Ben
"Be not so forward to speak in older
company," whispered Mrs. O'Cellary.
After supper a neighbor dropped in from
the next attic, bringing her children, and
there was a very merry party. And all
would have gone well, but Tubby Mao
Garret, who did not do the right thing.
This is how it happened:
All the mothers Bat down on a spinning
wheel, to have a cosey talk, while the
children had great sport with the funny
little mouse. - First, he would peep out of
his hole and wink at them, and when tbey
all jumped for him he would dode back
again, and next they knew, his little black
eyes would be peeping out from another
hole. Then thay would jump again. But
he always p5pped back just n time.
"Now da come out little mousey, and
play with na," they said. '
"O, I know you very well," said little
mousey. "I like this better."
Now Mra. MacGarret had given the
children all that was left at supper, to di
vide among themselves. Tbey chose one to
divide it and Tabby MacGarret was the
one chosen. Pretty soon Spotty saw her
clap something under her paw, in a very
private way, and guessing that all was not
right she stepped softly round behind, aad
just bit the end of her tail. This made
Tabby lift up her paw, and then they all
saw ! She had taken the best piece for her
self !!! !
Such a time as there was ! "O shame V
"Shame V "Shame !" cried .Spotty and
Tommy and Dinah. "And Shame 1" cried
Bengal Tiger O'Cellary. And they all his
ed and sputtered, and Tabby ran down the
garret h tail 8 with all the others after her,
and all the mothers behind. The I oy waa
standing in the passage with his new whip,
and he snapped it and cracked it and slash
ed it and lashed it till they were frighten
ed out of their wits,, and scampered to hide
where best they could. But Tabby got the
smartest blow oi tnem ail.
And it was in this way that Mrs. Mac
Garret s tea was broken
MRS. M. A DIAZ.
"Millie Hopper's" Lucky Valentine.
BY MARY F. KIDDER.
Where Millie Hopper was born, or where
her parents wera, nobody knew, and
guess nobody cared; formatter coming out cf
the poor house at tne age ol ten years, sue
had lived in a half a dozen families in tne
village, and had been poorly treated in them
Poor Millie ! she never could think who
gave her her funny name, until Granny
Dow told her.
It seems that the miller, in going into
the mill early one morning, found a baby
in one of the hoppers cf the mill, whioh
might have been ground up with the eorn,
but for the miller's timely appearance. So
wrapping it up in an old blanket he carried
it home to his wife, who fed it with milk,
and kept over night And that's how Mil
lie got her name.
The miller was poor, and had six chil
dren of his own to support bo the little
waif was sent to the nearest poor-house.
Not but what I'd like to keep her," said
the miller's wife; 'she has such a swet
face, and looks so like a high-born child.
But if people will leave their babies to the
mercy of the world, they must expect 'em
to be taken te the poorhouse." And to the
poorhouae little Millie went and was there
brought up until she was ten years of age.
The last family where Millie went to
"work" for - her board, and clothes" was
wealthy and had two beautiful" little girls,
named Nelly aud Maud, dressed always in
taste and fashion a strange contrast to
poor Millie's faded calico dress. .
But any stranger coming suddenly upon
the three children would say Millie had
the sweetest face of them all with her
fair complexion, bright blue eyes, and
curling, nut-brown hair and there was a
certain natural grace about her, in spite of
her scanty clothing and pale face.
St Valentines day dawned bright and
beautiful over the hills, and , although the
ground was covered with snow, it seemed
to make no difference to the postman, who
laden with Valentines of every sort ' was
wending his way from house to . house,
making glad many hearts among the young
Three times already that morning had
he rang the bell, each time with a Valentine
for Nelly and Maud; and poor Millie who
Was washing dishes in . the kitchen, could
peep out o th window and see the post
man ascend the steps of the - houses oppo
site, with Valentines for Maiv Brown and
Hattie Smith. . "
"O ! how I wish I eould get one'" sigh
ed Millie, as she wiped the last, breakfast
cup, ".Melly and ilaud s are so beautiful,
with their lovely cold and silver angels
and bright flowers ! I think heaven must
look something like them. I should think
Willie Dow might send me one, when I
found his ball for bim or Johnny Pratt
when I bound up his finger that he squeez
ed in tl gate." ? ,
Just then a vigorous ring came to the
"A Valentine for . you. Millie, cried
Maud, runniug down stiirs. "Who could
Bend you oue?" - -. :
Poor Millie s heart was in a flatter.
"Who could, indeed ?" Bat there it was,
large as life: "Mias Millie Hopper." She
tore open then envelope, Nelly and Maud
looking over her shoulder in wonder.
Bat lo ! instead of a real Valentine, it
proved to be a loug letter which Millie,
(who had never been to school) could not
rtud;.bnt Maud read it for hr, and it ran
ilr Dbak Child I have fonrid yon at last.
Long have your mother and t mourned our
only darling ! Twelve years aj3 you were
ftolon by a hand of gipsies, and we thought
you lot't i us forever; bnt j sterday we hpard
the m:iler's story how th gipnic hadftclem
from him a big of enrn and left a haby in its
Elace -and then wp knew it mnt bo oirr dear
aby! You have been poor all your days,
nearly; but your parents ar rich, and you
sha.l no.tr want again, dear (n t MUlie, but)
"To-morrow we shall come and take you to
yonr new home 1
'Pierre and SLuixinx Fbzcht." '
Poor little Millio was nearly crazy with
joy I To have a father and mother all to
herself, and a home a nice home, with
plenty to eat and wear was more than she
could realize; but the next day, sure enough,
a carriage drove np to the house, and, alter
much questioning and caressing, jiulie was
taken on board a steamer bound to Europe,
in the southern part ot which her beauti
ful homr was situated. . ,
ik St. Valentine's day proved to "Millie
Hopper" otherwise Iio6ie Frecht a joy
ful and fortunate one.
Petroleum has been discovered at New
ton, Ala. .
A Home for aged men has been opened
in Boston. 1
- McFarland has his cell carpeted and
hung with pictures.
The luka (Mississippi) name for whis
ky is "rip-gizzard." ......
Three ladies are studying law an I one
medicine in Cold water, Mich. -
Coon skins are stil legal tender in
Vermilion county, Indiana.
. An ice manufacturing company is to
be establishedrin Memphis.- ' '
There are but twenty-nine scholars in
the Ind. State Normal School. '
A duel between two colored doctors
of Savannah, Ga., is imminent .
Nine inches of snow is reported at San
ford, Ky., on Tuesday of last week.
An Atlanta city ' father is noted as
sharp financier and an excellent pianist ..
A lot of land in Franklin pariah. La.,
sold tha other day at from. 25c to $2 per
acre. ' :
- - The n u mber of (-ases of boots manu
factured at Worcester, Mass., in 1861), were
89,890. - ' : -
The publio funded debt ofOhrrr1.
standing January 28, 1870, waa $10,009,
The Indianapolis Journal says ' that
delirium tremens almost approaches the
dignity of an epidemic in that city.
An exchange says: "The high, price
of butter is probably owing to the substitu
tion of pianos for churns."
Otfhkosh has a champion Brahma
hen thut lays a Z ounce egg. They call
her McDufT, and bid her "lay on."
- . A large boot and shoe manufactory, to
employ about sixty hands, is soon to be
started in Lenawee county, Mich.
. Passengers from Montana report large
quantities ot snow on the western Bide of
the mountains. On the eastern side less
snow has fallen than for many years past
- A Fort Scott man, in excavating a cel
lar, came upon a vein of yellow ochre six
feet thick, which sold for $5 a load as fast
as taken out
The Yale students are to have a foot
race near the close of the present term, the
distance to be three miles and the prizes
$20 and $10.
- An Iowa man recently got drunk and
stuffed a $150 roll ot bill" in his horse's
mouth, and compelled the poor animal to
A spiritual medium in this city de
clares that "Shoo Flj" waa composed By
ron's gho6t and dlicated ta Harriet
Anxiety is felt in Illinois for the safety
of the peach crop.on account of the spring
like weather, which is causiDg the bud to
swell prematurely. .
Nineteen persons wer arrested . on
Thursday last in Providence, R. I., for fast
driving. .Several ol tnem were members
of the legislature.
' A Paris letter says: "Hideous is the
toad and painful to look at the frog which
women now hang by one. leg in their ears
and call ornaments."
The Lord Mayor of London, tt a recent
meeting to promote emigration,, estimated
the number of skilled workmen out of em
ployment in England as between 70,000
The Illinois Constitutional Convention
refused to adopt a resolution prohibiting
the state from tending its credit to any in
dividual association. This would have cut
Two Pennsylvanians have obtained a
patent for manufacturing writing and print
ing paper from the leaves of cornstalks, and
have already manufactured samples of an
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A Capital Chance for young men to enter
upon' a permanent and profitable employ-
ment is effered by Mr McKindley in the '
adjoining card. The Globe ia one of the
j standard Life Companies of th country,
j and is too well and widely known to need '
I comment. , .
Coup ast of New York, wish te"engageJmeiCt-
of integrity and business ability to solicit
applications for Life Insurance in Michigan, -
Indiana,' Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota, on liberal terms. Address, witk
references, J. G. McEindley, Manager .
Northwestern Department 124 La Salle St,' '
Chicago, I1L . ;-.''.:
Bid as a Bosi is Shx. By the author of
"Cometh Up-ae a Flower,- 1 voL, 8 vo "
paper cover. Priee 60c. Th author of
"Come'th Up aa a Flower," rapidly won a
popularity which places her ia the front rank
ot modern novelists. .We are- assured by -
lady friend that the story is so absorbing that .
she was oDliged to finish it at one sitting. 1
Her characters are all lifo-like portraits, and
you seem to see before you juat such men and .v
women as we are in the habit of seeing .from .
day to day. Nothing so fresh and charming
baa . come . before us for many-a day.
D. Appleton & Co., New.Tork, publishers. '
Sent free by mail to any address on receipt
of the price.' j .
The following list of Western patents were
issued from the United States Patent Office. .
for the week endiag Feb. 15,1870, aa reported
by Farwell, E Us worth A Co., Solicitor and
Counsellors in Patent Causes,162 Lake street, . '
Chicago:- ; ; (t. ; . :
' Safety valve Ouihing A Anderson, Ohlcaga.
Hones trimmings J. K. Webber, Morrla.
Fare boxee for street cars-W. H. Young, Chicago.
(Jar eonpllng W. W. Bell, Chicago. . .
Hoe Lester u. Bond, Chicago. . ..-.-':.
' Apparatus for refrigerating A. Guthrie, Chicago..
KaU way ear axle box J . T. Eagerty, Camp Point. '
Pomp Morgan P. HaU, Oayrilie.
Machine for catting wax for artificial - flowers - - -Hry
Jane McColI, Chicago. . . ,
Hedge trimmer David Oliver, Gateabnrg.
Hay drag 0. k A. Eddelman, afadiaon.' ' ' -'
Washing machine . Jj. Bailey, Freeport. . .-
Stirrup and apar for saddles Henry Fellows,
Bloomlngton. . .
Oil can Patrick Scanlan, Indianapolis, ' '
Self-working corn planter John aimonton, Tay
loraviile. ' Drive well tube Deloa A. Danforth, F.Ik hart.' . ' .
Clod and corn-stalk fender Geo. H. Jackson,'
College Corner. - . . - ' t . -
Machine for smoothing spores Horatio leyes,
Trre Haute.-' - - ).'" r ;-'"'
Hot air furnace Wm. Smith, Cicero. " .
(irain separator Hiram Bnrdick, Monroe.
Spring brace for Carriage Wm. vaos, Eureka.
Seeding machine W. A. Tan Brunt Horicon.
VriadmiH. II. Wheeler, Woodbine. .
Grain harvester and binder Lyman B. Stuaon, ' ' -
Minneapolis . .
MINNESOTA. How a Man Married His Own Sister.
The Dedham Patriot says that a marriage
once took place at Canton. Mass.. under ,
the following circumstances: The bride-,
groom, when quite a small boy, ran away
from his parents, who lived in Lower Can-
ada. In process of time the father died,
the mother' married again, and the fruits of -this
union wera several daughters. Tha .
daughters grew up, aud the parents having
no means to support -them, they went to
work in factories. . One strayed to Canton
factory, where, by a fortuitous circumstance
the runaway happened to be at work. He '
soon became acquainted with thU girl, and
before a full history or eacn otner s origin
was developed married her. In a few days
it was ascertained that they both had one ,
mother. This, of course, greatly confused
both parties, from whioh arcse strong con- '
scientious scruples m to the propriaty of .
brother and sister living together in a state
of matrimony; and upon mature considera
tion they resolved .mutually to dissolve ,
their connection as man and wife.
Female Istemperaxcb is London. A.
London -coronor civee sad account of tha
doings of English ladies of the higher
classes. At a recent inquest ne aeciarea
that downright' intemperance waa one of
their common and bese.ting vices. - He
knew, he said, numberless instances where
these ladies never sat down to dinner, in
their own houses or elsewhere, until they .
had brought themselves to a state of almost .
inebriety by frequent drams during the day..
Some, ha said, resorted to ether or eon de. r
Cologne, or sundry new chemical stimulants,
while others brought-themselves np to.;
company mark .by means of the sherry de- .
canter or brandy bottle. These are hard
things to say, but the coroner did not mince.
the matter at alL and said that the evil had
assumed such a magnitude that it waa time '
for somebody to speak out Ot course his -
has brought all the hornets ot the
press about his head, but it i to be feared
that there is too much truth ia his state- -
Chinise as Disoovizb1 The visits of .
the Northmen to the American continent :
long been a subject of controversy :
and speculation, but now Mr. J. Eauley, a' ,
Chinese interpreter in San Francisco, at- : "
tributes the discovery of America to tha
Celestials, finds a resemblance between the .
inhabitants of Central and South America ;:"
,tnd the Chinese, and traces a similarity in .
the religion of the Aztecs and Buddhism. '
He says the discovery by the Chinese was
fintt uli.la 1,400 years ago, the land being .
called Fosany; and that 500 years ago soma
Buddhist priests- visited the country and T
carried back to China tha aaws that they
had found Buddhist . idols, and religious
writings. John Chinaman has been a long
time in taking anything like possession of
his own, and he may find some difficulty
now in effacing from most people's minds -'
tha well impressed formula, that Columbus .
discovered America. ' ,'
Royal Havana Lottery of Cabs.
Iftree hundred thousand .dollars- in' Gold '
every 17 days. . Prizes cashed aiiU ia
formation furnished. The highest rates paid
for Doubloons and all kinds of Gold and Sit-
ver, governmen securities, 4c. TAYLOR i
CO., Bankers, No. 16 Wall St, N. I. , '
HoorLAXis OxaxAX Birrta We intended
to have called attention to Hoofland's German
Bitters, -advertised in our columns. This
BiUere, as perhaps everybody is awara, is as "
much a staple article wi.h the dru? stores as
lour u with the grist mills, and call for it "
where you will, you cannot go amis?. Thera is ,
no better medicine before the public, it eon
taius ni alcohoho ingredient and commends . ,
itself to temperance people, who seek to avoid
whatover intoxicates or lAtds- to intempeT- i
auce. Most people revort to tonics in the
spring of ths year, Hoofland's stands at the "
head of them all, and is potent at any time of
the yeai.- Those who would come out m the
spring; with a cleansed and invigorated sys
tem, should begin its use now. The above is
the unsolicited statement of the Editor of the
"PATRIOT." Waukegan, 111. .
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other, in the elements of real excellence. '
Price by the quantity, in paper, with cloth .
backs, 25 cents each;in hoards, 30 cents each.
For sale at th Depository. Ko. 45 Madison
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