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TIME LONG PAST.
BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.
This poem la one of eewral discovered In manu
script bvaLrT W. M. Kowetti. and is now publiihed
lot tie flret tine la tin Life of the poet. f
lake the ghost ef a dear friend dead
is ome IU1JK put.
A tone which la now forever fled, - -
- A tope which s now tore tot pt-t.
A lore so sweet It oonld not last, f. -.
Was time long past. , .
There were sweet dreams in th night
Of time long past: -And,
was It sadness or deught.
Each day a thadow onward cast,
'Which made us wish it yet might last
" That time long past?
- There is repret, almost remorse,
For time long past;
Tis like s child's bVloTd corse
A father watches, till at last
Beauty Is like remembrance east
- From time long past.
A GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT.
Is ot many weeks ago, Bays a San Fernando
(Cat) correspondent of the Cincinnati Ga
Eette, I found in Lou Angelos my old
friend Tom. After we L ad done the proper
thing in regard to Angelica, Anaheim,, and
rarious other juices, lorn saia to me,
among many other things: , . .
'I can fetch you now : man who will
show you what you want"
"What is that?"
"-"Why, the true original Digger of Cali
fornia, who differed here for roots before
the Indian digged for grubs, or the Ameri
can for nuggets." '
That was what I wanted to see. what 1
had long wanted to" see, and he went
" straightway in qnest of this man. I found
him to be a tall Mississippi!!, stoop-ehoul
dered, with a face made of dry raw-hide
stretched tight, and an enormous shock of
hair, of which his cat&kin cap could con
ceal hardly the half. -
"So ye want taste a lire bar, eh ?.: ."Well,
X reckon, you can see one if you want to
right bad.,r .
. fie permitted .Tom to carry a rifle, but
he would allow m? to take only a shotgun.
for Le mid with e rifle I would only
wound the bear and endanger all our lives,
while with a load of shot, cooly slung, I
might blind him and do some good.
He reasoned so well that I consented re
At the point where we hunted, the Santa
Susana Mountains are only a slender range,
a thousand feet high perhaps, and two
miles wide at the base, flung right down
upon the great mustard plains of the Los
Angelos coast. All along the lower slopes,
and half a mile out in the plain, are thin
grores of Eve oak. Early in the morning
the bears are wont to come dorn among
these groves to search for the lingering
aeorne. - It was one -of-those- sharp morn
ings peculiar to California, and there was a
fog of almost London denseness, bo we
kpt along the foot of the Sierra for a while,
and then gradually climbed np among the
-At first Eeec" chatted all the while, but as
the fog began to lift he became taciturn,
and began to walk with slow and cautious
steps glancing keenly around. Naturally,
we initiated his manner, looking around us
with wise and solemn countenances, and
screwing our faces with a knowing air into
each dark larine, as if we saw something.
Of course, we 6aw nothing, and were con
tinually stumbling over the bushes and
making a superfluous scratching, while
Beed slipped along without looking down.
There was a particular canon, of vast
size, where Seed said the grizzlies most
did congregate, but it was not safe to en
ter it until the fog rose. A grizzly will re
treat when he can do so honorably, that is,
at his leisure, but if you come upon him
snddealy he has no alternative but to at
tack. The fog did not lift till 10 o'clock,
by which time the animals had all crept in
to their caves, and we were obliged to make
a day of it among the deer.
- As we sat beside a spring, eating our
lunch, we saw an immense dark bird soar
ing above us, when Heed jumped up with
his rifle, and brought it wheeling from its
dizzy height, like Corporal Trim's hat,
whirling and flapping in many a helpless
tumble to the ground. From tip to tip of
its vast wings, when they were stretched,
it was twelve feet and a half. They wore
white beneath, and there was the true bald
head and the collar of the vulture, which
it is called on this coast, though naturalists
assert that the real vulture has never been
found on this continent. ' '
I shall not weary the reader with an ac
count ef the deer we shot, .and the deer we
did not shoot, and of the myriads of pretty,
crested, .California quails, ursed of all
hunters, which stirted up continually be
fore us. We tramped around by wild and
fearful ways, over hills which, on the south
Bide, were covered with evergreen coppices,
and on the north bide, even a thousand feet
high, with 'fathomless Miami - loam, sun
cracked so that one is continually in dan
ger of putting one's f oot in it. ;
,At night we returned, to the aforesaid
cannon, not without avail, except that I
saw in the sand for the first time; tha col
loasal track of the grizzly. It is just such
a track as one can make with the clinched
list, but about twice as large. .
.It was several days before we met one,
and Reed enlivened our weary tramp with
stories. "- - - - - - ; '
"I see a bar and a Californy lion fight
onct, and it wan. the nngodliest flghtin
ever I did see. The lion he'd jist lay for
im, and when the bar run into him he'd
jump outer him way, and strike for his
heart; right behind his fore shoulder, fie
never did nothiu but that, and every time
he fetched away a piece, till be eenmost
tore his heart out, when the bar he
give in, and the lion chawed him up.
This is a. notable instance ot good fen
cing, for the grizzly is a lubberly fellow of
' a thousand pounds, 'while the Calilomia
lion, or cougar, seldom exceeds two hun
dred, fie also told ns of an instance where
"he had seen the " native" vaqtferos " lasso" a
grizzly in order to have a bullfight To
them it is a task-of-no great difficulty, if
nee they can find the bear. The main
point is to ride across his course," and not
in a stern chase, for ' the bear can turn
quicker than the horse can, and seize him.
"I thought, Tommy, we came np here on
a bear hunt?"
'So we did, to be sure, and this is the
most b-a-r-e hunt I ever saw I"
I will detain the reader only to mention
one thing more the wonderful honey of
Southern California. In t perpendicular
sandstone wall there was a cleft about thir
ty feet from the ground full of honey, and
for lack of room the bees had built sheer
on the outside of the rock a bunch as large
as a bushel measure. Every now and then
we found a live oak dripping with it, and
all the woods were . odorous with honey.
Surely Virgil was prophesying of California
when in bis "foiiio E9 says mat in me
mew golden age '
"t dura quereui tudabunt ratcida meZZo."
" Even in tie naked ground there were
holes whence lha vermin had digged out
The Santa tfosaaa Mountains are much
like a shed roof, with the slant principally
on one .side. There are huge blocks of
sandptone, sometimes' an acre in extent,
which compose the roof; and between them
are deep, perpendicular canons with ledges,
and it was in such a one we found our
quarry at last We were walking down
among the small trees, we on one side and
on the other, out of our sight mo-
mentarilv, when we saw a very large
"meal-nose." He was sitting bolt upright
on his buttock, - perfectly motionless, liut
not looking toward . ns. To Bpeak with
t strict litcralness, ho was evidently medi
.. tatintr on hia latter end. He scented us,
for he kept sniffing the air, and presently
he gave one nostril a qnick brush with one
caw. and the other with the other. . He
was an immense fellow, standing up over
seven feet high, lummy knelt down and
iinnul hia xiece - j.
"Ah." he whist-ered, "he is a big, dirty
humbug," and 111 drill a hole in his pocket,
if t Ann't ba MYilIv anv more."
Not, and thou lowest me, Tommy. . Ton
might scratch him only, and then he'd make
ns into minco meat" I. j
Before he rould fire, we heard the click
of Heed's i ifle. and we knew that that long,
black barrel was levelled somewhere, and
not in vain. Its Bharp crack leaped among
the rock;, and there followed a heavy moan.
In an instant our bear dropped, and ran in
. that direction. Then we knew that Eeed
r had shot another, and had an empty barrel
for its mate. Tommy fired at the retreating
bear, but succeeded only in giving it a ter-
- rifle rip - along the rump. "Look for
your life, Beed, load for your lilel
- There is another." We need not have
saidit. With incredible quickness he ram-
. medhome a ball, and clutched the breech.
He bad not time to take aim, and only
ounded tie bear in the leg, when he
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1S70.
WHOLE NO. 182.
leaped into a EMail tree followed by the
bear, which seized his boot A ball from
the revolver glanced over his forehead, rip
ping a long scratch, but doing him no mor
tal hurt, and he fell back all in a heap,
dragging off the boot and ran to his mate.
He turned her over with the unhurt paw,
uttered an appalling roar of pain and anger,
and once more ran and ranged at the tree.
Again the" revolver "seated him back; hud
again he ran to his mate, turned her over
and roared. Thus he ran backward and
forward, and each time only the pistol
saved Reed's ' life," so enormous waslhe
bear's length when he leaped into- the tree."
The firth shot pierced his windpipe, and
he ran and lay down close beside his mate,
Beed now loaded again,, and '. sent a ball
crashing through his brain.
So 'wonderful was the vitality of the
mighty brute that, with his brains oozing
out, he whined like a sick child for twenty
minutes.. And thus .together. they lay,
those fiercest brutes we know, and yet so
constant in their death. - - '
A Novel and Unusual Wedding Trip—
Salt Lake, San Francisco and the
Sandwich Islands—A New Place of
The melancholy fale of Captain Cook,
who fell a victim to the resentment and
cluttony of the natives of Hawau, one of
the Sandwich islands, has ninderea tne
tide of travel from strongly setting that
way. Few people . desire . to live in a sec
tion where unpleasant events of that kind
are apt to force themselves upon the atten
tion. There is a greater liking in the hu-
hnan breast or eating than being eaten,
and so the general tendency, on purely
prudential grounds, has been against the
adoption -of -the (sandwich - Island as - a
place of popular resort People will nour
ish these tattle prejudices, and as mere are
those who would grumble even were they
to be shaved by a French' guillotine, st
punlic r expense;- we desist from unseemly
But, since Captain Cook was broiled and
eaten, times and customs have changed,
and now there is little danger, in the far-
off islands of the Pacific from cannibals and
man-slayers. Lat night John Hodge,
Esq., Secretary of Merchant's Gargling Oil
Company, was married to one of Lockport's
fairest daughters, and started for the Sand-,
wich Islands via Salt Lake and San Fran
cisco. : : - -." - 1
This is the first instance, we believe,
in which the Sandwich Islands have been
included in the list of places to be visited
on a wedding trip, but we shall not think it
strange if the example of Mr. Hodge be
followed by many others who are making
up cards for a fashionable wedding. ' '
We presume that Mr. Hodge will com-
biu -business -with- plewrore, -and that he
will introduce his celebrated and valuable
medicine into the Islands, while he is occu
pied with the agreeable duties devolving
upon him in his newly assumed capacity.
Mr. Hodgef has achieved a wide and envi
able reputation as Secretary and responsi
ble business manager of Merchant's
Gargling Oil Co., and the advertising and
personal columns' of thousands of news-
papers are familiar with his name and busi
A Strange yet True Story.
We heard a singular story the
which is worth repeating. The actors in it
are in humble life, but the little romance
has 'its interest TJCveTthelesH.Ther first
scene is laid in Germany some twenty years
ago. Carl Schmidt (the name - alone is
fictitious)" was - the" son of a well-to-do
farmer in Baden. ,When about twenty
years old he fell in love -with a pretty vil
lage maiden. His passion was recipro
cated. The pair 'loved not wisely but to
well," and lived together as man and wife,
though no priest had performed the ser
vice of the church upon their union.
Their lives passed pleasantly for five years.
Two children were given them, which both
loved fondly. But about this time a
temptress "entered - the domestio Eden, in
the form of a dashing woman, who laid se-ige
to Carl's affections. She persuaded him to
leave his companion, and with the children
they came to 'America."' Here they were
married and lived some' years. - About ix
momns ago the" woman took sick and died;
but ion herdeeth-bed in a. fit of remorse,
perhaps, :oada her husband promise to
send for his early lov6 and make an ' hon
est woman" cf her. . Faithfully and gladly
did he obey the injunction. He wrote to
Germany, found her still alive, and offered
her again his heart, this time with his hand.
The deserted one arrived in a shert time,
and the two were united in 'matrimony,
their children, now grown 'up,' being wit
nesses' of the ;seTmeny. The . reunited
family is now living, happily together in
New York. The husband is a patrolman on
the Metropolitan force. The man has al
ways been-industrious and frugal, and now
talks of returning with his wife to end his
days in his native land. r - - -
Josh Billings in the Editor's Chair
HIS ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Fred Yew aihtbb'ieged to ask the girl's
mother if you may go home with her from
party; get the girl's indorsement, and go
in; it is proper enough to ask her to take
your arm, but you have no right to put your
arm around her waist unless you meet a
bear on the road, and then you are suppos
ed to relinquish your hold as soon as the
bear gets safely by. - - -
Whip You are right; mules live to a
lonely agefTthave known themmyself "to
live one hundred years, and ttot half try.
Yon are also right "Shoot" their being sure
footed;-1 have known them to kick a boy
twice in a second, ten feet off.
..Gertrude Your inquiry stumps ma. The
more I think about it the more I can't telL
As near as I can recollect now, I think I
don't know. Much might be said both
ways; neither may be right Upon the
whole, I think that I would or wouldn't,
just as I think best or otherwise.
- Plutarch You're mistaken; the Shakers
don't marry. If young Shakers fall in love,
they are set to weedin' onions, which knrcs
them forthwithry. I can't tell you how
much it takes to join the Shakers, but I
believe the expense used to be, including
having your hair cut and learning to dance,
about 65 dollars. - "' -
Sportsman Your inquiry is not exactly
in my line, but I haste to reply as follows,
to wit: The right length to cut off a dorg's
tail has never been fully discovered, but it
is undoubtedly somewhere back of the
ears, provided you get the dorg's consent
N. B It isn't necessary to have the dorg's
consent in writing.
Kitty To my own personal view in the
premises, it appears that the best rat and
mice exterminator- - is a" well-regulated
Thomas cat; beware of base imitations;
sold by the respectable druggists. :
' Oms or the most valuable inventions in
use is the metal-tipped shoes for children,
yet it is almost impossible to find a good
tVped ahoe at our shoe stores. Is it be
cause the; wear longer, that the shoe dealers
keep so poor an assortment, preferring to sell
the shoe that will wear out the quickest ?
It certainly looks so.: Children always wear
out their shoes at "the toe first ..Tarenta
who have bought a nice shoe at a cost of
$1,50, have found that in two or three
weeks they would be out at the toe. The
same shoe, with metal tips, . would wear
five or six months. No one can afford to
buy shoes for children without metal tips.
The annoyance of buying new shoes every
month is worth saving, to say nothing of
the money 6aved. Journal
Chaffed Haxds, Face, Rough Bun, Pik
pr i-a, Jtiagwonny ti< iUieiua..- and all other
cutaneous affections cured, and the Skin
made soft and smooth, by using the Junqtr
Tar Soap, made by CAS WELL, HAZARD
Co- New York. It is more convenient and
easily applied than other remedies, avoiding
the trouble of the gremy connvronds now in
nee. Bold bv all drnggute.
HuitixuT & Edsalx's, leading wholesale
druggists of the Northwent, corner Laka
street and Wabash avenue, Chicago.
Conditions of Explosions—Fire Test—
When there is Danger—High Test
A correspondent of the St Louis Bepub-
lican, who is evidently posted imiy in me
matter of coal-ons, gives valuable informs
tion for every person who has occasion to
buy refined petroleum and its products for
illuminating purposes. We copy the most
interesting portion of his communication.
Everything mads from petroleum is men
tioned in this market as J'coai oil, inougn
the term is little used in other markets, and
hence coal oil is saddled with the blame of
every accident or fire that occurs, whether
. from refined oil, or its refu, naptha and
casoline. Your article falls into the com
mon error of attributing to coal oil What is
true onlv of nantha or gasoline.
In refininsr crude petroleum a volatile,
fiery element is run off in the fomi of a
vapor, and condensed into a liquid. The
refined oil remaining is thereby given a
"fire-test The lightest in density ot tins
volatile liquid is known gasonnft, ena
ranges in .gravity from say 74 to 65 degrees.
The lowest gravity :commonly sold is CQ ja
67 decrees, and is Known as naptnaor oen
zine. About fifteen per cent of these light
liquids is obtained in the rehnmg process.
The 85 degrees gravity gasoline is used in
gas machines," and several houses in this
city are thus lighted. It is the safest way
to use it, and yet it has been Known to mow
up a house, through a defective meter, as
any gas may do. The 74 degrees gravity is
used in "portable gas lamps." Naptha of
65 deg. gravity is used in common lamps,
under the disguise of "Aurora Oil" "Petro
Oil," "Petroline," Sec Other gravities are
used by painter.', and for various commer
cial purposes. It is claimed by the owners
of these patent lignt "oils mat some enem
ies! ingredient is put in them that takes
away their explosive quality, but chemists
pronounce the claim impossible. They are
all intensely inflammab e, having no fire
test, and cannot be manipulated without
danger of catching fire. There is a penum
bra vapor always on the surface, and escap
ing, so that it is not necessary for a light
to come in actual contact; and when a can
is left -open it will fill a room with an ex-
nt.-iciT-A rraa 1 lica ' "nila &rA dAr fit o n V
price. . ' -
iiefined coal or car&on oil, naving Deen
freed of these -volatile fluids, has a "fire
test," and is made to stand all the way
from 110 degrees Fahrenheit which is New
York test to 190 degrees, the choicest oil
made. None is intentionally made below
100 degrees te6t By "fire test" we mean
the degree of heat necessary to be given the
oil before it will ignite and continue te burn
on apply ing a lighted match. The vapor
izing point is the degree at which it. will
emit a fapor, which will simply flash, but
not continue to burn on applying a match.
The writer has never seeu any coal oil in
this market in the hands of wholesale deal
ers, that would ignite, even on plunging a
lighted match into it. At ordinary tem
perature, 100 or 110 degrees, test oil even
will put out a lighted match when applied,
as it water, and will do it as ofUn
as applied, until the oil has thereby been
heated to its vaponzing pomv wnich is
10 to 15 deg. below its 'lire tet It will
then, in an open vesstl simply flash and go
out Hence carbon oil of 110 deg. test is
halled with perfect safety. If set on fire
by retailers or servants, it must be from
gross carelessness. Many ridicule this as
sumption, but as any man or woman can
try the harmless experiment by putting a
lighted match into a cupful, there is no
use of foolishly 'arguing' against a state
ment so easily verified. If it should ignite,
it is not even 100 deg. test oil, and should
be discarded. Oil is refined to attain this
New, it will be asked, if coal oil of 110
deg. fire test, will not emit a vapor under
say 90 deg. to 110 deg. temperature, whence
the recent explosion, and explosions else
where ? It must be presumed that the tem
perature of the oil in the lamps, from the
warmth of the room, and the internal radi
ation of heat from tho burner, must Lave
been above its vaporizing point say 90 deg.
and it is possible for it to rise above 100
deg. Yet unless air and fire combine no
explosion would follow. But that rare
combination will, or does sometimes occur,
and hence the writer holds that 110 deg.
011 is not absolutely safe, in every kind ot
burner, handled by every kind of servants
and in the hot months, the tire test should
be at least ten degrees higher to be entire
But if people want a better oil, and are
willing to pay for it, they can get it A
pure white oil of 160 to 190 degrees fire
test is, and can be had for GOc by the five
gallons. Such an oil will not emit vapor
under 140 to 175 degree temperature, a de
gree of heat never given the oil in any
lamp while burning -and hence must be ab
solutely safe against any contingencies that
causes explosions. It is also secure against
accidents that happen from lipping over
lamps and spilling out oil. It should be
more genet ally used. As cheap a light as
such an oil gives, at 60 cents, any man
having visible means of support can afford
It is asked:-Why such variance in the
inspection by different inspectors ? , Fiist,
there is a difference' in the thermometers
used ; second, the bulb of the thermometer
may be immersed by one inspector low-r
in the cil than by another, and unless the
oil be heated slowly and allowed to perfect-,
ly equalize in temperature, a marked vari
ance in first test will appear. It is very
easy to so heat the oil and adjust the ther
mometer as to make a difference of. ten' to
twenty Ave degrees. .... .
How a Little Boy Interviewed Prince
From the Charles town (Mass.) Advertiser.
The day Prince Arthur was at the St
James, Dr. , of Boston, said to his lit
tle nephew of ten years, who came hou.e
full ot the Prince, "run- up to the LouL
Johnny, and say to the Prince that your
aunt would like to have him call and t.:ke
tea witn her." The doctor then, straight
way, forgot the circumstance. But an hour
after Johnny came running in and declared
the Prince was "real nice, though they
tried to prevent my seeing him. W e had a
long talk, and I told him all abont mother,
where we live, and ever so much." ' So
you saw him, did you? well, what did he
say? is he" coming to tea?" "No, he
can't come; he's only got time to attend
the funeral, and he's real sorry. It turned
out on inquiry, that Johnny had present
ed himself to the nsher of the Prince's
apartments, war put off, but would not be
rebuffed. He wanted to see the Prince
and must, for his uncle had sent him. liis
persistence finally gained his admittance;
he was presented and humored, the inter
view was mutually agreeable, and the lad
had the longest and liveliest chat with
Arthur of any person in Massachuset's.-v
That boy will be sure' to make his wsy in
the world. - . . :
Sheeidan's Hobsb. General Sheridan
himself says of the horse which he rode at
Winchester: "Ilienzi was given me by the
late Colonel Campbell, of the Second Mich
gan Cavalry, at Ilienzi, Miss., (whence his
name,) in July, 1402. At that time he was
rising three years old, and gave promise of
great strength and vigor. - I always regard
ed him as having bet n presented by Colonel
Campbell on behalf of his regiment not
withstanding the fact that Colonel Csmp;
bell was said to have owned him personally!
fie is a thoroughbred Black Hawk, has but
two white spots upon him, one on the fore
head and one upon his right hind pastern."
A Smabt Cow. The " Canaan Eeporter
teilsthe following: -Wm. 'NV. George, of
Canaan, owns a cow which at ten months
old weighed 605 pounds, has furnished the
necessary amount of milk and cream for a
lamily of five persons, and made 338 i lbs.
of butter, commencing Feb. 23, 1869, and
ending Jan. 14, 1870. Butter, at 40 cents
a pound, $135 40; has been offered for the
calf, $50 00! total income, 4185.40,
Immense droves of Texas cattle are be.
ing driven to California.
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. Weather-The Blondes-Cowhiding an
EditorTrial and Fines-Re-arrested
—Outside and Inside-Mammoth Millinery
t ttiiCAGO.-Fib. 2 1870. Our cold -weather
of last weeR ustea mil a aay i r two, wctn n
became mild and hpriug liUe" again, chaining
on Saturday to warm nnd oopioua April thow
ers, from "the eonthwest, changing toward
night to an easterly storm. : . . .
or the Lydia' Thompson troupe, have been
the sensation ot the past week. AVhen tiey
were here a few weeks ago the Times puffed
them. 'But this time, they declined to adver
tise in the Times, and the Times pitched into
tho blondes savagely, calling them bawda and
other nncovetab-e names, ami tannting tneui
and their friends fornot resenting its attacks.
The agent who visited the editor's office to
remonstrate witn mm on nis course, air.
Stony drovo from his presence by holding
a revolver at ins Dr"a'i. , . (
On Thursday alU ruuon.Mit Lydia Thomp
son and ;ii a JlarkUain, i.l IIijj troupe, ac
CompaDiod by two m.-lo frienda, Mr. Ilender
aon to aee f ur play, and a Mr. Gordon to
noint out Mr. Ktorev to the girls, prooe-drd
in a carnage to a point near mt. autrej res
idence and waited till he ccme aloDg with Lis
wife, when Lydia sailed in and administered
some visrroua biowa with a cowhide in the
face, head and tack of the Editor after which
she retreated to her carriage and returned to
her hotel. Tho company were arrested and
taken to the armory where they gave bail and
Falurdnv mornir.er tho trial took place be
fore Justice Summertield, who finod Thomp
son, Markhara and Hendtrson $100, and Gor
don and an Eldredge $10 each. They paid
their fine undor protest and lelt the court
room. Mr. fcitoiey immediately proenrtd
Op a charge of riot, which interfered with
their bunmess so that tncy were oniiea to
give -up their Saturday afternoon mafineA.
VniIo thera ia a ceneral renrobation ot the
cace of brute force iu tha redress of wrongs,
and of personal chastisement in this case as
a brutal method cf punishment, there' is a
large c!ast who think that as between the
editor of the Tim s and the Lydia Thompson
troupe, the "honors are easy,'- . .
Becins to revive a little. Bat the decline in
gold and the low priee of wheat are not aus
picious omens for those who have bought
coods before the decline. Still the low price
of gold ia a hea'.thy sign. Every one is brush
ing up iot tne spring Business.
OUTSIDE AND INSIDE
It is verv common in this world of pretense
arid outside show, to find a gorgeous exterior
belied by the furuisiii-Lg within. And this is
true boih in the mental and ia the physical
workl. On the -other hind, it sometimes hap
pens that the soul of a man outgrow and
outranks his body, or that the w hole man is
superior to his t-urroundings. The trun state
of man is "sana mens in tana corpore"-"
sound mind in a sound body" with nur
roundings suitable to his wants and aspira
tions. So, in the business world, the business
ot the successful merchant often outgrows
its accommodations, and then the reforming
and improving hand comes in to readjust the
inequality and provide rooms adeqav to the
enlarged business. Th growth of the Korta
wegbis measured by the business, aud the en
largement of the business house of Chicago.
And the substantial and eh gsnt architecture
of our capacious stores not onlv reflects the
character of our nitre ham h, but is part of the
heritage of of the whole .Northwest, and il
lustrates most strikingly the truth of the
Scriptural apothegm, 'The liberal ecu! de
viseth liberal things, and by liberal things
shall he stand." And nowhere is this fact
mere conspicuously shown than in the
MAMMOTH MILLINERY HOUSE
of D. B. Fisk & Co., 53 and 55 Lake street.
which is 50 feet front by 16j fed deep, si
stories high, thoroughly and elogantiv fin
ished and furnished, and tastefully and con-
Tenkntiyarrarjgd throUijhout,and in the
largest am. iuu.-l ptriu.i ouic oi iu jaua iu
the world. . , .
The houso wss first ostabhshed m 18j"3. is
the oldest wbi-k-Sale millin ry hnse in thg
we-st.and is the legitimate outgrowth of seven
teen years continuous business iu Chicago.
Sagacity to atiticijja'e tha public wants, and
promptness iu suppljiug them, combined
witb industry, integrity ana lairaeaiing, nave
buiit up for them a trade ol over a million doW
lars, extending over tho great Mississippi
valley to the Pantic. ; '".'
Tho main Hour ol ti.eii1 store is occupied
with silk., ribbons, flowers and general ma
terials. The next n-Jor displays ladies finish
ing and fancy goods, straw goods, bats, bon
nets, &c. Above this is the Pattern Bcmhet
Department where foreign patterns are copi
ed and made to order, a largo corp of the
most ekiliul artists being employed for this
purpese. The whole etore, from basement
to the sixth story, is tilltd with their gixds
or occupied with "their business. There ia a
sense or mness, convenience ana coniiori
about tho whole establishment, which gives
one a feeling of ease, and the superb ladies
pailor and toilet rooms will especially please
their customers. They import their own
(roods and always have the largest and rich
est stock of the"latet styles, and are tho fir t
in the market with ever thing fresh, new and
desirable at the lowest each prices. Messrs.
D. B. Fisk & Co., and their able assistants
each of whom takes a personal interest in
the success of the bouse have mmiagod
the business .with consummate skill, and
their memorial is patent to all who visit thir
house. It is not an empty honor to have the
prestige of barn; bui t np the largest, com
pletes! and most successful wholesale mil
linery house in this country an esiabliih
m:nt which reftV-cts credit upon Chicago, and
is of essential benefit to the dealers in their
;;oods throughout t(:e whole northwest; for
in no house of the kind in New York, Boston
or Philadelphia can they find so complete an
assortment of millinery goods as in the mam
moth store of D. B. Fisk & Co. It is ne of
those noteworthy cases in which a splendid
casket is fitly represented by the treasure
The public mmd has been startled.the past
year, by the failure cf several English life in
surance companies, and fears have been ex
pressed, by some unacquainted with the
facts. tht American li r insurance companies
would meet a similar fate. It ia right that
those who invest money in hfe policies for
the benefit of thi-ir families should scrutinize
tho character of these companies, and assure
themselves that these policies wili be paid at
maturity. The Englibh companies had no
governmental provision requiring them tj
keep a reserve fund sufficient to keep their
policies good, or to make a sworn yearly
statement of their condition, and thera wero
no leg-tl safeguards against squandering
ihfir funds, or against general mismanage
ment. But the best life insurance companies of
this country not only conform to tho law re
quiring theni to keep a reserve fund amply
sufficient to reinsure all outstanding policies,
but they have, at all times, available funds
far in excess of snc!i requirement.. They
ro as sate as hun an foresight can make
The expediency and dnty f-t life insurance
to all, tave thp vl-ry r.ch or the very poor, is
not a debateable question. The only ques
tion is: What company can give reiialxe insu
rance at the least cott ? Of the two plans of
insurance the stock and the mutual tho
beft writers on insurance favor the stock
plan, because the rates are much lower. On
the mutual - plan tho insured pay a
higher rate, and receive dividends alter three
or four years. That is, they lend the com
pany these dividends three'or four years
without interest. But the stock company
pays this dividend in advance by insuring at
a cheaper rate. For no safe insurance com
pany cai pay dividend.- o the insured without
charging a higher rate man is necessary for
mere insurance purposes..
Then thene are the cash and tha credit sys
tems of insurance. None but mutual com
panies do business on the credit or note plan,
and as t:ie dividends if any are applied to
cancelling these notes three or four years'
notes, on. which interest has to bo paid, be
ing altravs outstanding, the aggregate
amount of whlcn must be deducted from its
poucy at its termination the company must
charg?, in addition to the notes, nearly as high
a "rate as the stock corapauies, or have no
money to pay losses. Tho no'e system is the
dearest and the most uncertain. The advan
tages of the cash plan are: the exact amount
you arc to pay and to receive are stated defi
nitely; no notes nor interest are to be paid;
there are no disappointed expectations; no
deductions for notes when the policy is duo;
low premiums, and certainty that you will get
ALL tho insurance you pay for.
All theso advantages are guarantied by
THE TRAVELERS' INSURANCE COMPANY
of Hartford, Conn., of which James G. Bat
terson is President, and llodney Dennis, Sec
retary. The rates of this company are from
30 to 35 per cent lower than most mntnal
companies, and were arranged ly uzur
Wright the highest living authority ou in
surance at the lowest rates possible to in
sure with perfect safety. The net cjsh re
ceipts, last vear, were $2S7,893, and the losses
by death 000.
The TRAVELERS' also transact
with a separate and ample reseive fund to
guaranty to policy-holders a s peeiflc sum
2inst death by accident, and a wat-kly in
demnity of from $3 to toO for six m .ntl.s
or ' le jb, ' in case of totally ' diablmg
injury. It is the oldest Accident Insurance
Company, and the- only one issnintr yearly
policies, and it haa paid over $1,115,000 to
nearly 12,000 policy holders, having disbursed
$135,0 to 1,191 policy holders the last year.
The two deportments strengthen eaiHi other,
nd the success of the Company in both de
partments is unequalled. Its net assets arc
$t,351,007, being $09,319 in excess of all lia
bilities, including the rest rve fnnd necessary
according to the highest standard, to rein
sure all otitstand ng policies -in both depart
ments, it is one of the best managed com
panies, and the "Western Manager. General
Jnhns White of life-long experitneo in iu
snHmce issues jolicies and settles all losses
p-.omptly in both dAOartmenU, wthout le-
lerrintr th- ui to thu parent office, thus making
it practically a Western institution.-. b.
Lent becins this year on the second
day of March. ,
A paper mill is about being establish
ed in Iuka, Miss. '
New Orleans has, at last seemed the
free delivery of letters. .
The Swedish diet has decreed that
Jews may be jurors.
There are 2G cheese factories in Mass.
chiefly in Worcester county.
A valentine dealer iu Now York, this
year, sold 78 valentines valued at $50 each.
The 99,999th patent was Issued from
the pateut office at Washington last week.
Bears were killed ia 70 towns and plant
ations in the State of Maine during the
The steamer Yantic " has sailed for St.
Thomas to lay a telegraph Cable thence to
Havana, , . .
Hotel-keepers in Kansas Citv aw get
ting rich "handover hand." So soys n
local paper. . . .
Two ladies have been commissioned
as justices of the peace ia Wyoming Ter
ritory. "Where shall baby's dimple be," is
the cheeky title of Doctor Holland's last
A crazy woman in Bristol, Tenn,, at
tends church regularly and takes her knit
ting with her.
Lady librarians have charge ot no less
than 14 public libraries of importance in
Coloene Cathedral, which has leen
building for some 600 or 800 years, will be
finished in 137o.
A Savannah paper navs that tho city
is lept tolerably clean by the energy of
6ae Pittsburg man has pounded an
other for looking at his wife through an
- Chickens are taken at the box-office of
Bright. m Young's theatre in Salt Lake, and
change is appropriately made witn eggs. .
The largest train of cats with one loco
motive attached, which has ever passed over
the Hudson river railroad westward bound,
passed a few days since, and consisted of
eighty cars, forty laden ones and forty em
pty. " . -
Marshal Tooker of New Yoik city has
tnken measures to diive away from before
the Maj or's office a crowd of lawyers, who
always stand there, Lackmanlike. offering
their services to persons coming thither
"The mystery of Edwin Drood" is the
title of Dickens' nw novel, which is to
begin publishing in Every Saturday next
The officer of Wm. Scott broken in
Hillsboro, Ohio was broken into, the sate
blown open and robbed of $150,000 one
night last week.
The auction sale of the Thompson col
lection of painting in New York, closed
on Monday night, 1,980 being sold and the
receipts aggregating $03,000. . ;
The Shaker : society at Alfred, Maine,
contemplate Belling their real estate, at that
place, and uniting with one of the societies
in Michigan or Onio.
They say in Paris that recently large
sums have been invested in United Slatea
bonds in the name of the Emperor, the
Empress, and the Prince Imperial.
Forty columns of announcements ot
petitions for the repeal of the franking pri
vilege have appeared in the Congressional
Globe at a cost ot $7 per column, exclusive
of paper and reporting.
Women have their rights at Mentone,
on the Mediterranean, where, according to
"Shoo Fly" Cox's book, they receive the
per diem as men, and for much lighter
work. " ...
The villagers of Baldinsville, Long Is
land. ' have manufactured effigies of the
Mormon bishops and elders, and Lung
them in trees adjoining the railroad track,
so that all can see them.
A new fog signal has just been com
pleted at the New Haven light station. The
bell is struck by a powerful hammer, weigh
ing 53 pounds, fonr times per minute. The
intervals are always exactly uniform, being
regulated by clock-work and pendulum.
A Boston correspondent of a western
paper says the "Boston- club women sit
about their pleasant, open fire in their un
obtrusive attire, and talk by the hour on
Greek philosophy and the Hindoo lelig-ion,"-;
George Francis Train congratulated
Brigham Youn on the passage of the wo
man's snffrago bill by the tenitorial legiw
tnre of Utah, and received the following
dispatch in reply:
Great Salt Laie City, Feb. 18, 1870.
To Geo. Fkakcis Irain, Nw York: '
My family and friends are all welL I
cordially return your congratulations. Li
berty, truth, love, happiness, and mountain
air, are lovely and desirable.
(Signed) . Bbioham Yotmo.
Modern Mortuary Paragraphing
Some gheul on the Cincinnati Times has
been gathering the following items from the
exchanges, and recommends them for
variety and freshness: A man in New
Hampshiie the oUier day ate fifteen Uzen
raw oyster on a wager. The silver trim
mings alone on his coffin cost twelve dol
lars and thirty-five cents. John Smith, in
Y- 1 1. i .1 V. T ,3 1 1 1 . .. .Ml.
1-t c urtteihM, Dam ii o i.uuii l iinwuv t miur-
snake the same aa a snake-charmer. . . The
churlishness of the undertaker in demand
ing pay in advance, delayed the funeral four
days. A circus rider in Texas tried to
turn three summersaults on horstbaek
the other day. The manager sent
back ' to New Orleans the following day
for another 6ummursault man. A man in
New Jersey couldn't wai for the cars to get
to the depot, and jumped off. - His widow
has sued the Insurance Company. Few
men would attempt to dry gunpowder in the
kitchen stave. A man in Canada did. His
affj-'ed family would be glad of any infor
nwlon as to his whereabouts. In Massa
chusetts, other day, a man thought he
could cross the track in advance of the
locomotive. The services at the grave
were very impressive. A man warned his
wife in New. Orleans not to light fire ith
kerosene. She didn t heed the warning.
Her clothes fit his second wite remarkably
well. A boy in Detroit disregarded hi-t
mothers warning not to skate on tha river,
as the ice was thin. His mother don't have
to cook lor so many as she did into one.
Young Folk's Department.
TWO LITTLE KITTENS
Wo take from tha Parish Magazine this little
atory iu verse. The moral is pla n :J
Two lit tlx kittens one stormy flight, . -
f'eiran to quarrel and then to fiiht;
One had a mouse, the other had coue.
And that was the way the quarrel begun.
m have that mouse, said the blgeeat cat '
" i'eu'il have that mouse I We'll see abont that."
I urill hrr that mona," said the eldest son.
You than't have that mouse 1" said the little one.
I told you before 'twas a stormy niht
When time two little kittena bepan to fight;
The oid woman aeizt-d lir iweepinK broom
And awept the two kittena right out of the room
Thd pronnd waa cnveied with firat and aoow,
An.l ilie two little kittena had nowhere to go;
Hit they laid them down on the mat at the door
While the old woman finished aweepicg the floor.
Then the crept In aa quirt a mice, , .
All wet with si:OW avd aa cold as ice,"
- F.rr they found it waa better that stormy sight -To
ho down and ale-p than to quarrel and fight
WHAT THE DOG AND CAT SAID
BY C. C.
Willie bad plaj-ed with the dog, and hug
ged the cut, until he was tired, so be threw
himself down upon the nice chintz-covered
lounge that looked ' so tempting on that
pleasant July dity. .
"Mother," said he, "if Rover and Maltie
coiild talk, what do you suppose they would
say?-' . .
Mamma laughed. "I guess if Maltie
could have spoken this morning she would
havosaid: 'Ob, how rough Willie is! He
hurts mc ! Dtar, dear, I shan't have any
taillef-.!"' - ...........
"I don't mean to hurt her," said Willie.
"How I da winh she could talk. Wouldn't
we hAve nice times?" ' .
"I guess so," said mamma, and went
quietly on with her sewmg, but Willie
kept quite still upon the lounge, thinking,
it th-y onlv could talk,, why it would be
almost ns good as a boy to play with, now
tunny it would sound;" and he laughed to
himself as he thought of it. He wondered
what Maltie said to her kitten it everscold
ed it. He was quite sure he had seen her
strike the little thing sometimes, was sne
in fun or in earnest?
Now, as he was lying there so qnietly,
thinking and wondering, who should walk
in but Maltie. with hr kitten in her mouth,
and wonder of wonders! strangest of all
strange things! f-ha put it down very gently
upon the rug, and said yes, Mid aa
plainly as Willie had ever heard anything
in his bfe:
"I'm going to leave yon here a minute,
while I run otf to get something to eat.
Willie forgot my breakfast thiR morning, he
was so busy with that foolish Rover. You'll
be perfectly sale here. Don't stir from this
Notwithstanding his astonishment, Wil
lia could not help reproaching himself tor
the forgotten breakfast. "It's true enough,"
he thought, "I did forget iL That guiue
of tag with Rover dcove it ont of my head;"
hut he couldn't stop for any more think
ing, for now the bale kitten opened it
mouth, and, instead oi its feeble little mew,
it s lid, in a frightened voice:
'Oh, put mo in the basket! Please put
me in the basket! Don't leave me here
put me ia the basket!"
"Nonsense 1" sai l the old cat, with dig
nity. " What arc jou atmid f?"
-Of that boy that Willie," answered
the kitten, almost crying. - .
"Fiddlesticks !" cried Maltie, impatient
ly, "he's a good boy, if he did forget my
breakfast, lie wouldn't hurt a fly."
"He woul, he dos, he hurts me."
cried the poor little kitten.. "He takes me
out of the b,inket aud puts me on the floor,
and when I try to walk, and my legs give
out nnder me, he only laughs."
- "Well," taid the mot Ler cat, encourag
ingly, "Lo doesn't mean anything; besides,
you're quite a little ett now, and it's time
you were trying yonr Ftrength. Willie won't
hurt you. I'll risk him.'
She was moving off ( being probably in a
hurry for her morning meal); but the kit
ten couldn't be left so. She put her little
paws up pleadingly, and seemed quite be
side herself with terror.
"Ho takes me ia his arms," she cried,
"and when my claws stick into his jacket,
he won't wait for me to Uke them out, bnt
he pulls them hard. D?ar nu I dear tne!'!
Here the poor little kitty began to cry just
for all the world like a litlle baby.-. -. -
Willie couldn't stand that, so he called
ont from the sofo: "Dear little kitty, don't
be afraid, I wouldn't hurt yon for the
world;" but neither tbo old cat nor the kit
ten took the leas! notice; in fact, they don't
seem to he;r him at 11. " '
-How queer'" thought Willie, "Perhaps
my talking sounds as lunwy to them as their
mewing does to me.' They don't under
stand mo, at any rate."
No, they di bi t understand him, for the
old cat laid herself down beside the kitten,
and, cuikl iwj it up to her, and softly Lip
ping it with her rongh tongue, she seemed
exactly as if she was getting it to sleep.
Andso she was; for, when in a few min
utes Rover app ared upon the scene of ac
tion, aud seemed about to open his month,
Maltie winked at him so 'culdy, as much as
to kaj : "Do keep quiet for a few minutes,
till this troublesome kitten is off my
It was almost too much for Willie; bnt
when Rover very soberly went to th win
dow and stood looking out with a face
which was gravity itself, though Willio
knew, by the quivering of his stumpy lit
tle figure, and the impatient motion of his
mil, how he was longing for a good romp
in the garden, he conid stand it no long
er, bnt laughed so lond that he was really
atraid he had disturbed tne kitUn just as
it seems about "dropping off."
Bnt no! -no such thiugl She took not
the Wst particlo cf notice; and the old cat
continued her caressing a few moments
lonrer, then rose and stretched harwelf,
opening her mouth "uidy,"as Willie said
That was enongh to bring Rover from
the window. He and Maltie had been
brought np together from their earliest infant-.-,
so they were excellent friends, nnd
generally got along most harmoniously,
t hough sometimes, it must be confessed,
they did quarrel like cats and dogs.
If there was any choice as to disposition,
it was rather in Rover's favor, for Maltie
was sometimes a little snitefnl (tpiitful, as
Willie called it.) and, when she didn't hap
pen t b in the humor lor playing, womd
give Rover a smart box on the ear, which
sent him awav. howling in indignation.
Bnt then Rover did have his jealous fits
occasionally, when, if Mistress Puss got
more than he considered her just share of
Willis's attention, he would be as glum as
he could be, and not speak a word to her
for a whole hour. i
l'ut, on this particular morning, h e was
all ready for a fro'ic' Come! come!
oomel'teaid he, impatiently. .-. Your. kitten
is off as sound as a top. It's too pleasant
to stay in the house. Come! come!"
This he 6ai l..hakiag his little body, and
wagging his little tail, till Wiliie was ready
to laugh again bnt Maitie began in an in
jured tone - : ;
"I shoa'd like a little breakfast, but I sup
pose Mary will take the broomstick if I go
into the kitchen now. Let me see What
time is it?" (here she cast her eyes iuqivir
injrly up at the clock.) "Half past eight
I deularel Everything will be put away
I shan't have even a crust of biead!"
"Ye, yon shall, old Maltie yet, yon
shall!" sung ont Willie from the sofa, but
it might as well have been the wind blow
ing, for all that Maltie heard or understood,
"Never mind," said Rover; "you just
come out into the garden with m, and I'll
show yon where I kef p my bones."
"Your bones!" replied the cat, disdain
fully. ''There's a great dual of meat on
them, I guess."
"Of course there isn't," replied Rover.
"Don't I eat the meat all ofl clean, before
I bury them?"
"Well, then, what do want with them?"
exclaimed Maltie, pettishly.
Ohlyou just come and try them," criud
Rover, "lou Bee, after they re oe-ma the
ground awhile, the outride gets jnst as ten
der as well as that little chiitken von
stole the other day " (here he gave Mis
tress Cat a sly glance out of the corner of
his eye,) "and it comes off as easy but it's
the inside what is it, they call v. I Oh! 1
know the marrow that I ent, and I t?U
von it's worth waiting for. Just come and
try it." , ,
"Well," said the cat, in a whining voice.
"I suppose it's better than nothing. I ran't
stand this much longer, at any rate. IJk
of stealing chickens! I'd steal another this
minute, If I could get the chance; and pray
whose fault would it be when your regnlar
meals are forgotten, and all for a foolish
romp iu the garden, with, a nonsensical
goose of a dog.
If Rove's disposition hadn't been pretty
good, I think he would have been unite
angry at 6uch impoliteness from ilrn. M.u-
tie, especially when he was doing all he
could to appease her hunger, lie did seem
to feel a bale hurt, for he drew his f.ie
down to its utmost length, but, like aenM-
bledog, he concluded to say nothing, but
quietly led the way to the garden, the cat
close at his heels. ; ' r ,
Willie jrmped np, and ran out after
them. Jnst as he got to the outside door,
he happened to think cf something. "Oh
dear!" ho said to himself. "I dug up a lot
of bones yesterday, and sold them to Char
he Ferris, for a - humming top. What if
they were Rover's dear mel lhope not."
Bat they were for as Willie approached
the place, there thty stood, the dog and the
cat. both with . their noses to the ground,
"This- is the place," cried Rover with
great glee. "I smell them." ,
"So do I," said Maltie, turning np her
nose; "bnt there never was anything bout
the smell of bones very inviting to me. I
mnt say, I prefer my meat outside, instead
of in, too."- - -
Rover made no reply, but commenc- d
a vigorous digging all to no purpose. He
rested a minute, then went atita.uu
scratch, scratch, scratch.
"Strange," raid he: "they wero here; I
looked at them only vesterday." Again it
was dig, dig. dig, but no bones; and revtr
was disappointment more plainly written
upon a dog's features.
"They're gone every one of them," he
gasped. "J know who's done it. It's that
Leo that nieau, snaking cur of Wilson's.
I'll pay him for it, the next time I catch
him on the Btreet, and if he ever shows hia
taoe in this yard again well" (showing9is
teeth, and looking quite savage,") "Le'd
better not, that's alL"
Willio was very much distressed. "Oh!
dear!" said he, "he'll have a fight with that
dog. and of course he'll beat, for Leo isn't
hall as big aa he is. It's too bad." Bo he
sung out, at the top of his little voioe:
"Here, Roverl . Poor Rover! I took your
bones; it wasn't Leo. I didn't know they
were yours. I'll save yon some more. Look
here! Here, .sir! I say! You shall have
plenty more." .
"What's the matter, WL'lie?" said his
mamma and Willie opened his eyes, aud,
behold, there he was upon the lounge, in
stead of in the garden; Uie cat was lapping
her niiik from her little earthern saucer,
aud the itten lay sleeping in the basket.
Just t :n Rover walked iu, and, going
up to the saucer, staffed round it, as if in
clined to try a taste, but Maltie didn't give
him 'a chance, for, befoia he knew what
was coming, t he jut lifted her paw, and
gave him a smart slap in the face, accom
panied by a most expressive spit. . . -
"roor iliUUel Said H 11118, IK 'O'-
you're pretty hungry, but you neeiln'i l,
quite so crohS. Mother," he aiMc i. wi.h a
awu, I've had the funniest d.- -Hal-tie
and her ' kitten, and Rover, were all
talking, aud, if I r hadn't waked np jost
then, I should have foxnd out what M ltie
says when she spits."
.""I thought you were dreaming pretty
hard," said mamma, laughing, "when von
called ont so loud to Rover."
"That was when he got so angry about
the bones," said Willie. "Mother, I've got
three things to remember I must aNayj
give Maltie her regular meals. . I mu,-tt not
trouble the kitten, and I mustn't steal R
ver's bones." And he proceeded to'relnt
his dream, much to mamma's amuaument;
but still he wound up witb:
. "I do wish I knew what Maltie says
when she spits."
BY C. C. A Good Dog Story
flnr Dnmb Animala tells a cood doc? sto-
ru avanr word of which wm helievd. A
Chelsea man, once on a time, before the
running of horse cam, came to tsosionwun
his young wife, to attend the" opera. The
lady was so fasciuated that she relused to
leave until the final drop of the curtain
Then, to the consternation of both, it was
found to be so late as ut raise a serious
doubt whether the 12 o'clock Chelsea ferry
Oout couiu oe reacneu; aim iu wan me
last trip for the night. Nevertheless, they
hurried down Hanover street, but only to
ti,w1 thfv feared, that the boat had
gone. There was nothing left for thtra
but to loot it along tjommerciai street
to Charlentown bridge, and throngh
niiarlAiitovn nvpr Clifllxsa bridge, a lv..:if.
dreary walk, and one which at that time
had a bad reputation, ty reason or some
recent assaults committed on belated pedes
trians. The lady was greatly alarmed and
veryunwilling'y went forward. Bat as they
were hurrying along a strange, savage buii
Ana accoKtsti them, mnoh to the discus t and
alarm of the lady, who bid him "be off,"
of which, however, ne iook no notice, nut
ufrsv cmollinc around finally made UD his
mind that they would answer his purpose.
... .. 1,1 .1 3 I 1 . 1. -
cd tnai ne wouiu oe weirs, ana u ueuu-i-ately
trotted along after them. When toey
reached the long and dreary Chelsea bridge,
nothing induced the Lid y to venture forwt d
but the presence of this strange dog.- A
they were nearicg the center of tha bridge,
a slouchy man was discovered ahead, lean
ing against the rail of the bridge, who im
mediately, on discovering the approach
ing party, began to move forward toward
1 here and there through it, were strang
ers who had eome to look on, and invited
gnests; they have nothing to do in this re
pot t. But in the body of the hall sat the
remaining pupils of the Asylum, boys and
girls together, and here and there young
men and ladies. They watched the per
formance with eager interest. Their de
light was continually being expressed by
strange sounds and chuckles, which, not
being heard by those about them, were not
frowned down. A girl would every now
and then burstinto u hunt Itut l i- h
struck strangely on ears not aceun'oined to
such demonstrations at such a time. And
when the curtain had fallsn.or rather been
drawn, how these little fingers did fly !
Not a sound hardly was to lie heard in the
whole hall, and yet" such a deal of gossip
ing as. was going on. . - . -
One strained his ears to hear the buzz
that should have filled the room.1 So
many eyes glancing, and so many fingers
telegraphing about what had been seen,
but not a whimper to be beard. In distant
parts of thehalLthe pupils stood up and
telegraphed, to each other in a way that
New York audiences would well like to do
in ihoir iViPoiro. Ahont $100 will be re
alized by the performance. 2i. Y. Sun.
Salt fields aa rich iu brine as those re
cently discovered in Goderich, Canada,
have been discovered ia Sanilne county,
Michigan. The lands comprise about 3J0
acres, and lie about six miles inland from
Lexington, the county seat of Sanilnc, and,
in describing tbem, Prof. Winchell says:
"This district is underlaid by the Marsh dl
sandstone, and a black bituminous slate,
which burns freely, but ia not ta be taken
as an indication of coal. These formations
are the same as yield petroleum in Canada
West. At the depth of l.OuO or 1,200 feet
is a copious salt formatiou the Salifin salt
basin which would afford a supply of
brine on your land. , This is the source of
the brine at Syracuse, N. Y., and at Port
Austin, -rit Clair, and Mt. Clements, Mich.,
and Goderich, Canada, directly across the
lake from yonr locality."
A STRANGE LUNATIC
The Second Messiah and Perpetual
Motionist on the Gold Basis.
From the Louisville Courier Journal
A young man giving his name as R. N.
Hull w w arraigned ia the Cify Court yes
terday on a charge of lunacy. He had been
fomul tae day before on the river bank,
near the residence of Air. Oaar, about two-ui-d
i b i'f milts beljw Portland. Hd had
built l iiu a fire there dnring the night, and
slept by it on the cold ground, with th
thermometer below zro, Ila wa about
twenty-seven years of age, and, though he
evident a ot being a man of educa-
tion and ri lirterrient, his i-lothes were ox
worst luutei ial, and in shreds at that.
lit) told a very curious and incoherent
tale to tho j::ry,,and it of itselt induced
theai to reu-.ler a verdict of lunacy. He
said, to comiuenee with, that he was a me
chanic, and the inventor ot perpetual mo
tion on the gold basis. This very valuable
invention he did not desire to make pate fit,
has, however, sent it to Washington,
wUer:it i.snowcu exhibition, and i snb-
ject to any disposition th authorities wi.sh
to m-'.ke of iL " He says he has also invent
ed the round bIt to run with the grain ol
the leather. Being the - second Messiah,
his mission is to save the whole woild.
Spiritualism, he says, is one of the new re
ligions, hut, because LU mother was a Meth
odist, 1m it no Spiritualist, but follows his
calling by supernatmal means. The Virgin
Mary, he says, is his-religion; When asked
what supernatural power was; he said, "the
mind." . Ha claims to have the golden key,
and is on his way to Pike's Ptk. He said
his mother was no rcUtive of his. whatevef
only an acqu iintance. ! In this incoherent
he talked to the jury for nearly an
hour. One of the most wonderful of his
inventions was an ax which cut wood .with.
perpetual motion. When asked why it
moved perpetually, he gave the same tx-
planation as in the case pf his other inven-
tions "because it is perfect." . , .
He told of his jonrney from Penusylvani
to t' is place,, coining down the bank p
the Ohio River, and nVmeii places and in
cidents on the way that showed this part
of his story to be true Mr. Gaar had to
deceive hiui in order to get hLa to the city,
and upon arriving at the station house tne
madman became wild, and it required the
aid of two strong tuen to place him in the
Cf-IL . He struggled desperately, and tore
the coat off one of the officers. The finally
got him to the cell, however, when he
down, and has since bean Very
docile. He was 6a:t to Frankfort in charge
of a police officer. He says his mother's
name is .fc.mil v ila;J, "and she lives in
Twinsburp, Summit connty, Ohio. '" '
The foltcwinsr Western patents were issued
from the United Suu I'atent OiSeu for tha
week ending Feb. 22, 1870. as reporied bj
Farwell, Ellsworth A Co., Pater.t !"lic'tors
and Counselor in l'uteut Cause, 1C2 Lake
Western Patents ILLINOIS.
Rrvolrinii Punch for Kailioad Conductors Aua
tin D. Hoflo.au, Ci kmo.
Till Alarm Hodman le Mow, CTocat'o. -
' TrwnkStiy EUwanl Stniple, Chiciig-v- . .
CumponnU to he L'eed aa an Article oi Die; Wm.
D. t. C.air, Chicago.
Pnototrraptiic Sorren Jonas A. Anderson, CUcao.
Co.d KJerator Alaon 9. Bailey, Clncayo.
Clothe Drynr Beiionl S. Brown, Chicago." "
Jauica M. A. Dew, Chicago.
Constrnctton of Cliaira H. H. Evarts, Chiaago. '
Bedstead Harvey H. Eart, Chicago. , .
Brick Machine Emery B. Gowd, Chicago. '
Rnfihne Attachment for cawing Maohinaw Ar-
thnr Leslie, Chicago.
Drive w 11 Tnoe John M. Jtott, Chicago.
Gearing for Hireater A."H. Wanner, Chioagew
Halter Wm. II. Harris. Dixon.
Corn-Plsnier Geo. D. Hay worth, Dccatnr. '
Windmill Walt Peck, Hotklonl. --
rnntrument for Drawing Geometrical Lines Wji
Bitcnie, Wiln lnxtoa.' . . ......
8ah Holder Chaa. W. Beckho'.d, Peoria.
Portable Gas Generator Wm. Snodraaa, Ma
Faint Bruah B- njam'n k Story, Washington.
Wifcon aSprintr J. N. Cr"dall,Charr plwn.
Mgnal Appatatns A. H. Hun lugton, Gkaburg.
Grain CoiiTeTor Johueen Wall, Galena."
Litcher axd Grader button h Deiaca, Areola.
Apparatus lor Producing Buittir fxoin C renin
Warner & Thotna', llichmrnd.
Broom Bi ace freeman O. Willey, Wilmette.
Collar and Hume for Harness J. H. Ferrcaoa
Greenville. J . . - . .
Cultivator Ji. L. lASna, Moores Hill.
Finnan Connection 1'. Limb, New Albany.
Pitman Jou.! for Harvester Salem T. Laiub,
Pitman Joint for HarTitra Salem T. Lamb,
Sow Albany. .
Harvefter Rake L. W. Sku-ni-r, Madison.
1-uuiplng Wagon E iward Miller. Milwaukee.
' Smnt Mid and Separator John Mliin.MuWaoke.
Wurther Strip t. f. Gridley, HuUaou. . -
Tire Fetcrrf and Cooling Apparatus C. B.Guy,
PortTil e. . ,
Harvester Jji.'lIcCiff.:ry. Waterloo. ' '
Portkbie Furnare- Tnos. CUadwick. Newton.'
Cloture Washer Martin if. Limb, Daven
Paper Feeler Oliver Norelins. Minn apoHs.
t-iuiijjle Machine Gnaiavs Walton, Minneapolis.
Ir Tor d.) not f el w 1 you e-t:d for a doc
tor, ! ca'ls ni on yon, looks wie, eeran l
Bonte hiorolviiiica" uyon apiece l'iaier
which yon tae to a drn? it:ire an i there pay
50 eta. lo $1.0l, boitlea tha doctor's ico, I ir a
reniei j nine t'Die cut tf ten. not h'f i
uood as Dr. Mode's Ind.-an R Kit Pills, which
costs but 25 .. tie i- bos- Du you think the
former ilie W.-tj because yen pay tho mnt
for it? If j'-u do, we advise" you to ue, just
a au experini nt, th-) M"r.-t'd Iudian Root
Pills. Thev are? prepared from a forrnul
pronounced by the moat learned physicians,
of our com. try to be the beat and mnt uni
versal of f.tiailr medicine. Tho Moreo'a
Indian Boot I:iii cure hesd.ic e, Liver Com
plaints, Iniligeation, Dyepepiiu, ' Female
Ii recularitien, Ac, and are pit up .-bth.
-U?ar-coated aed plain. Give them a trial.
Sold by all dealers
-. - -
In scmbebs there ia safety. It waa upon
thie prtucipie tbat the formula of J;idi- n's
Jdounta'n Herb FU!d wm prepared. lc Jud
eon, iritendiug; to epend a fortune in advertis
ing h:s plus, etihmutcd hie recipe to the i e
viciuti of the most intelligent and learuerl
payaici&na of the age, an i the-reenlt ia a
simple but moet efticacmtn me 'iciue tne
Judaon's .Mountain Herb Piii". Tht-y purify
the blood, remove all obstructions, cleanee
tho ekin of all pimuiea and blotches, and are
perfeotlT sure aud aafV in tiiuir operation,
fhe Ju.f-on Mountain Herb rt Ucure Bilione-
IVuialc Irrenu'Aiiues, Headache, and
many of the diaea-'ea arieini from impure
blood and a derailed d geetion.'-'Ue th
Judsou e ilo JuLaiu Hib Pi.ls, aud wDen you
have proverl tfc-ir vinue rocomnif r d theat te
our friend. Ihey aro loth eir-coaied
aud plain. For nl everywhere. .
A TuaFcmt and many tiroes excessively of
fenaive discharge from the nose, with "atop
piug np' of the- nose at timew, impairment o
the sense of ernell and taste, watriD: or weak
nau-c, pressure and pain over the
eyes, and at times in tha back cf the head,
occasional chilly oenaat ond, cold fett, and a
fewliox of lassitude and debility are symptoms
which are common to catarrh, yst all ot them
are v t present in every caee. Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remed cures catirrh. in its wcrat
form audtsce. It is plrsaut to use, and
contains no potsonous or camtie druia. -
Sent bv mail ou receipt of sixty cents.
Address R. V. Tierce. M. X.. Batfalo, N.'Y.
For sale by niowt Drnggit.' vt. where. :
Royal Havana Lottery of Cuba.
'Ihree hwlrtil Ihontniul ii'Mart in GM
d aet ererrf 17 (Ut y. Prizes cas d and in-
forniaticuturnished. Th highest rates paid
for Doabtoons and all k nds of Gold and HI-'
ver, governmeut securities, ic. TAi'LOR Sc.
CO., Hankers. No. 15 Wall St.. N. Y.
-& ca'm'ij teivU the imP breeze,
WUh odors freiqhtedL. rich aud tare,
When fnocvfUle wiwts o'er Ceylon' tetis.n
Ceylon has been mde tributary to the pro-'
priotors of Riti);'s Ambrosia," audfuriiUhas
one of the ohoice perfumes which make that
jrennin Hir RestoratiTe so popular. All Hair
R.-atoratives need a good jieilu na, but we
think the prnrietors of Ring's hav been p-.
culiarly fortunate in the selection of theirs.
HooiXANB' Qermas T.mc, combines all
the ingredients of the Bitu-rs, with pur
anta Cruz Ram, orange, auise, Ac. It makes
a delihtfuUv pleasant preparation, a:id i
used for tho anie diseases aa tha Bitters, In
cases where seme Alcoholic Stimulus is nec
essary. ' ' '
The Pubest and Sweetest Cod Lrraa Oil
ts the wobxd ia Hazard i Caswed's made
the se shoie, from tresb, selected iive.'s b
CASWELL, HAZARD St Co., New York. H
is absolatclv pur aud treef. Parties w.k
have ouco taken it prefer it to all othre
Phvsicians hve decided it superior to any of.
the other oilo in market. Sold oy all drug
gists. . ' -". ' - " . .
R. P. HaliA Co.', Nashua, N. H., proprie
tor of Hail's Vegetable Sicil'aa H ;Kmer
er, publish a treati-e on the Hair, woich they
will etnd lre to any ne ou application. This
is a valuablt lit- le book. Send for it.
Jcdob Rcssell savs, "Dr. Beers, Bestoa,
Ma-s.. has a certain cure fur drunke-tfesa.' .
Send for circular.
' The CrjiAOD Mail Line of Steamships Teavfl
weekly from New York, Liverpool aid
Queenetowu. Agents m a;l thu princii al
ciuescf-the Northwest. 8. Kowe, Gener.tl
Western Agent. No. 2 Lake stree Chicago.
Napoleon said oi the t e, io (J-cetul
Bertrand, at St. Helena: The eout can
never go astray with this book tor a guide.-
Thbt hunt loxea on veio-iioedea in the
Igle of Wight.