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Ths tlstwsy ud the footpath lead alike
Into Uie town. " ty taae the path." cries one
keB the broad oad rou straight nnto the (toil 1'
Tet re woo treed thepaih, the eirUim path
That tkiru the wood, or dlTee into lie shade
lliat follows ail the win din p of the brook.
AU1 Liiiir Htmmr fields which battrrcope.
Is yeliuw rowe, make fields of the clo.h of Fold
Walks e'er enchanted ewmnd, climbe sonny bills.
WBeucJ leaeant viaiona be before hi eye
f Of eo.era!d meadow. roUicK till Ihey fall
In oaeeTeea wave as meet tue glistening atresia -.
Of little Mies of tuts and far J,
lake eoaoe kw-ljiue cloud, the astire see. - i -'
To him t-ach step eiacloa. a new delight.
- Vhick traveler b J the road AH'er a at all.
Or Kb alar, to acorn and paaa them by.
- And poetry la the footpath through the world.
The wiadiBg path. rxploriag ail the Books -
Of beauty hidden from the beaten way.
Aal leea.DK through the land of Bowers and song.
' rrom "1M WtU t.f SrLkl'kem, bj J da. A. EiV.
MY FIRST PATRON
An Artists's Story.
r -Candidly, now, it is not many years since
. n obedience to what I felt to be a strong
impulse, I determined to select art as a pro
fession, and to render the decided bins of
my inclination, an honorable means of live
t Lbood. -, .
; Seated in my studio, engaged in patting
the finishing touches to a small landscape.
of which a Summer trip into Shropshire
' bad tarnished-, sue with. ' a preliminary
sketch, I was wondering when the lore of
the profcstiion 1 had chosen, and the time
and labor bestowed upon it, would begin
to briag back worn a substantial return in
the form of patronage and commissions,
trherrl was startled from my reverie by a
hasty tap at my door4 and : a cheery toioo
"Are ron at horn? 0 all right!"
It ' was - a follow artist and particular
i cham ol iflv own, who, entering very uu-
ceremoniously, and somewhat out of breath.
c'sactied himself into the only vacant chair
ana at once proceeded with v
I ve b&UK aeww,Kiy voy.
I'm noma to make your fortune!"
Being considerably interested I begged
him to explain, and only taking sufficient
time to fill his little brown pipe, he at once
assented, commencing with the inquiry
, , .-Have yon had any visitor yet?
. ' So." 1 replied. "Yoa are the first
That's all right he suid; "I wished
' to be the first to tell yoa. Well, then, last
evening I had a call tram a gentleman
'see. here's his card 'Mr. Francis J. Bon-
veiie,' who appears to be acting as an agent
to the Marquis of in collecting for
that nobleman a small gallery ot works by
f. native artists, being evidently a connoisseur
ot such things, and Lord , it, as yon
know, a capital patron of our noble proles
sion of the canvas. He has selected one
or two of my things, and expressing a de
sire for something in the landscape way.
I didu t forgot you, and shall be very hap-
. pv it I ve brought yon your hrst patron.
I thantea my friend very heartily for his
, . good nature, and began to fancy my pet
pictures already dn-posed o:
.'lid evidently means bosinecs, he went
on to say, for he assared me his lordship
is not particular as to the price. But at
' shall bave to send eat pictures to be ap
proved of at an address in Yi injpole street,
which he left with me. Show him the
best oa have and cotfirm the good char
acter that I've given ot you. Don't be
a Tail of putting a good figure on the pic-
ture; in tact, you may take a lesson in tnat
particular, if in no other, from littie Tom
Farucombe The little cad was with me
when the party called, and Tom did not
forget to advertis1) his own works most en
ergetically. 'I want one or two nice bit
of landscape, says this Mr. Bouverie to
me. I have a sweet little thing at home,
close by!' cries Tom, running his fingers
-; through bis wnitney-brown hair, and with
out more ado, be started home to fetch it
In the meantime I m ntioned you to him,
and you may tzpecthim, I Lake it, any
- J liaiio, Brother Dauba, what's thenews!'
at that moment came from an ugly face,
with a red stubby beard and moustache,
a d ochreish looking hair, carried behind
r the ears, peeping m at tbe door. I was just
passing looked in you know! Done busi
. ness with your friend, Cnarley! addressing
' my companion. "HaLo old fellow, your
' foliage is rather heavy, ain't it?"- to me.
- By the by, 1 showed him - the age at of
Lord I meaa that little tbing I
poke of Delighted with it, sir de li .ht
d! Shall send it up to Wixpole S reet at
once. I suppose he hasn't called on you,
has hT be addwd, turning to me. By
tbe way, I don't like that sky, there's no
weather in it He told me ljord
wanted paintings by men of note only, and
ile applied to Tom, eh!", asked Char
"Exactly!" replied the other, apparently
unconscious ot the tone of sarcasm aocom
'' panning the question. N "Kemember the
saljtt of mint? Figures enildren fish-
ing. village - pool sweet effect in middle
distAnc!.' -. ; . i :
. "Ah r says Charley, . ,"A copv, isn't
itr -' ;. - ...
Copy! JLreyouacopj? No! sketched
. it last Spring. A sweet thing, mind me,
no two mistakes about thai P
Well" says Charley, seeing I was becom
. ing bored, "Frank wants to fioish, so come
' along, Tom. and send jour sweet thing to
Wimpole street as soon as possible, or he
"-' may change his mind." - "f ' '
Not much fear of that," replies Tom;
and after a few more suggestions to me, as
- to the tone of tbky and tbe handling the
foliage my two friends withdrew.
In the coures or the iiy the servant an
nounced a visitor, and looking at the card
she presented, I recognized the name
mentioned by Charley. A slight figure
and gentleman-like appearance, ' a frank
and ea-y address, and the general demean
or of a polite man of business. 1 was more ,
than ever disposed to be pleased with my
Be w patron .
: "I have waited oa yon," he commenced,
in a singularly soft and pleasing voice, "as
agent of tbe Marquis of in selecting
a small gallery r.i works by native artists.
IIu lordship, a you are aware, is an en
inusiast in such matters, and possesses no
mall degree of ability i imself as an ama-
t tear, lio is puriicnlarly favorable to the
; tinaller paintings tike that on yonr easel
there, and if yoa are at liberty to depose
ol any that will suit him, perhaps we can
come to terms." .
I hastened to assure him I should be only
too happy, and very gladly called his atten
tion to same of my best efforts.
Ah," he said, stepping back and scru
tinizing each as 1 placed it in the most
favorable position with his eyes partlv closed
and his head on one aide, and npeaking
sloalyi That's about bis lordship's mark,
I fancy. A IrilU too cold perhaps, but ver
.nice. Ah that's a better one to my view.
D yea think, now, you could manage
ay, tour of these, and send them at
.r at once to this address. I expect the mar
quis in towa the day after to-morrow, or it
' may be later; he will then inspect the col
lection that 1 have made and make his own
selections. Write name and price on back
of each, and suppose yon favor me with a
call aeil (referring to his pocket diary)
and . making a note therein.) "this day
week, the 24th, eh will that be conven
ient?" . I assured him that nothing could be bet
ter, and having seen my pleasant visitor to
the door, returned in high spirits to the
completion of my work. '. -
Taking what I thought xnj bft picture
-in a f oar-heeler the next, d y to the ad
dress in Wimpole Mreet x iouna Beverai
1 brother artist already assembled mete on (
the same errand as myself. Among them
. my - friend Charley and little Tom . I arn
comba. Tho latter was, as usual, the most
noisy, being engaged in an argument re
specting the hanging of the "sweet thing;"
: the light was bad or tbe position- unfavor-
able, but the uniform urbanity of his lord
's ip's agent smoothing any difficulties, and
ralming the ruffled temper ot our friend.
- Whether it was professional envy on my
fart, or a deficiency of appreciative power
am tree to confess I , could not see the
great merit of Tom's painting, although th e
- impetuous little artist conttnaed-to insist
on its hiving the most favorable place in
' the room.' r ' - '
""Don't you see, my dear sir," he argued,
"unless you get the light in that direction
you miss that charming effect in the mid-,
die distance? '.
, I fancied once or twice I iw a smile lurk
' at the corners of the mouth, or twinkle in
' the eyes, as with unwavering good temper
..and politeness, Mr- B averie replied:
"Very true, very true indeed."
Having deposited my precious load, I
was about to retiie, a Lea toUowing me to
th door he said:
VOL; IV; NO. 30.
FRIDAY, APHIL 8,
WHOLE NO. 1S6.
"Don't forget this day week, the twentyfourth.
D(u't be later, as I hall be glad
to make an end of this settle all claim,
and return to bis lordship's to superintend
the hanging of the pictures. ' Good day,
my dear sir; I think I may ' congratulate
yoa beforehand on the sale of all your pic
tures. ', f
Sanguine with the hope thus raised, 1 re
turned to my studio, more enthusiastic than
ever, and more grateful, if possible to my
friend Charley, .who bad afforded me the
opportunity of establishing such a valuable
The time seemed to pass slowly until the
appointed day, and being pretty well left to
myself except for a visit or two from Tom
F am com be, who calltd tor the purpose of
finding fault with my works and extolling
bis own I had plenty ofopportuni'y of in
dulging in those delightful dreams of fu
ture tame and and competence, which the
farewell words of my new friend had so
materially encouraged. ' '
I had had one or two misgivings as to the
price I had affixed to each picture. Hd I
asked enough? Did the (waitings really
possess more merit than I had modestly
believed. The Marqis of was a
siaunch patron ot the arts, I had always
beard, and was very rieh. ' pa tfceoilaW
Mwwyhi 1 1jairnifc?tiraps on the
r nffkt 8iQ, and my moderate demands might
right side, and my moderate demands might
all the more firmly secure a pat-on, when
he found works ot ability or promise valued
at a reaaonaable price by the artist -
Yes, altogether 1 had acted wisely, Icon
eluded, atd I buntd mjsell with laying in
tor other landscapes from the sketches be
On tbe twenty-fourth I determined to
walk quietly np to Wimpole street, in the
early part of the day, so that I might be
bf tore hand with the rest of my bi other
artists, obtain the settlement, as proposed
by Mr. Bouvene, tor the accepted pictures
and in case ot them being ri"cted return
with them quietly to my studio.
1 was surprised therefore, on arriving at
the address to find that the others had ap
parently acted on the same in-pnlse as my
self, tor I found the door open ai d tbe hall
mlL tiut I was still more amazed in a fur
toas altercation with th- landlady of the
house. Loudest among tbem I could dis
tiugaishTom Farncombe's violent and per
"Bat where is Mr. Bouverie? I insist on
seeing Mr. B.uverie!",
Good gracious gentlemen T cned the
landlady, hat on earth is tbe use of aKk
ing me? . How should I kn w. He took
my giound door for a week; said he was a
oicture dealer: and left for Liverpool four
days ago, taking all tbe pitares with him."
then, by Jove! cried Charley, asanev
light suddenly flashed upon u. "the fel
low's a swindler, and we have been done"
And the Bttonnd.-sl. by this time ex
claims another is on his way to America,
and all the paintings with hiui.
!'But did he leave nothing behind him
a letter or a paper, oi any thi g bv which
we could trace him?" joi.ediu a third, as
the hours of anxious and nnremunerated
labor probably recurred to Li n.
"lie left nothing but a picture, replied
the landlady. - .
MA picture" we all seemed to say at
once. - :
"Yes sir; and a pleasanter and more hon
orable gentleman I never knew; for be not
only paid tbe full week -in advance, but at
parting made nae a present of the painting
to please the children. -
44 Where is it? we all thundered out
"In the parlor; please, gentlemen to step
in and look at it
And there, hanging alone on an otherwise
bare wall, was a small landscape children,
figures, fishing, village pooL ,
Geutlemeu says Charley, gravfcly, "l
am very sorrv tor all ot us we ve Deen
shamefudy sold. BatTom," headditurn
ing to the little man who was standing per-
ectly aghast "I am sorry to say that sweet
hing of yours isn t good -enougn even to
be stolen: ' . - - -
The Advantages of Having a Literary
The Advantages of Having a Literary Wife
I attend my wife to soirees and conver
saziones as humble companion, and am in
troduced as the husband of Mrs. SearL
Coming home from town in the cars, some
officious fellow with a horn I tall into conver
sation volunteers to show me the villa of
the distinguished poetess, and perhaps,
adds. "T .ey do sav her husband is a surly
curmudgeon, witb ho appreciation of hei
genius." If I vtntare to take a morning
saunter among my ' shrubberies, I shah
robab'y find some audacions tourist taking
photographic views or gratuitously trim
ming my hedges. Ten to one, l snail next
stamle on a newspaper reporter, -who M
take care to Lave, me inventoried, in his
next issue, among the fountains, alcoves,
and other properties of the poetess. Only
tbe other day our butcher's bill was feloni
ously purloined from the table by some
memento-hunter, it would not surprise
me to see it produced to answer the ques
tion (only changing the genderV - .
-Upon what meat does ini our Lawar teea, -:
That he i arown ao grea T"
The expresnniaii leaves boxes of aromatic
Fiances Augtifcta toap" and genuine
Sear I Baking Powder," with compliment
of the enterprising donors, collecting enor
mous fees thereior; and every aay me. maii
carrier makes a "general delivery" at our
door. Presentation copies in "gilt bloe"
and patrician bronze, of trashy btoks
osurp my library shelves, till well
thumbed Isaak Walton and Sir Thomas
Browne aie thrust into au ignoble corner.
We receive frequent deputations from
the "Tallow Dip Mite Association, the
Porringer Aid Society, " and other worthy
chanties, each soliciting my wile to head
its l-st ot lady patronesses, and overwhelm
its rival with merited contusion; but I am
happy to aay she has not yet undertaken
the rolwot philanthropist - When that daj
corneal ball sit like the mek Jellyby,
with my head against the wall, if indeed
the momentum ci her repntation does not
crush me out of life altogether. from
How I Became a Pao&n in the April num
ber of L ppinaft's M-igazln. .
Facts Concerning Hair.
From the Lafayette (Ind) Daily Courier
In all ages aid countries the hair of wo
man has-been regarded as her chief orna
ineut. Tbe various methods adopted for
its preservation and the promotion of its
growth have wholly or partially failed. But
Chevalier's ' Lite lor the Hair has been
found to be a reliable beautifier and invy
orato of tbe hair. Those who have tried
it and their name is legion -bear testimo
ny to its efficacy in beautifying and impart
ing a healthy growth to the hair, such as
no other preparation is capable of doing;
It has been analyzed and found to con
tain nothing bat vegetable matter, indeed,
some of which we use daily on .our tables,
and by the medical faculty, as well as by
every one who ever used it ia pronounced
the 'finest preparation ever used on the
toilette for beautifying tbe nair.
when the hair from various causes turns
eray and comes out indicating disease.
ihit wonJenui prerarauou restores it to
its orifirinal color and softens the scalp.
gives new life to tbe roots, and by constant
application, even in the aged, it will work
We reaummend it with pleasure, from
our own experience and from testimonials
fiom the highest authorities in this conn
try, which we have now before us. '
The Life for the Hair i made under the
immediate supervision of Sarah A. Cheva
lier, M. D , practicing physician' of New
fork, and well known to the niedical facul
ty of that city, and eminent all over the
world. ' DroggisU vend it from Maino to
California. ' .-- -
' A treaties on tbe hair by the same emi
nent physician can be had free by mail or
gratia at any drug store on appbeation.
6end for it - ' ' ' '
Wi often bear ol persons getting poison
ed by eating cheese. The cheese which
ia n-rHallv decomposed and con-
tains a large amount of butiyc acid, whch
cheese kept in warm, damp, and badij-
a tha Mtldal r Hi f BV I f I aaaW Ab A SI AV -a-
THE CARDIFF GIANT HUMBUG.
THE CARDIFF GIANT HUMBUG. It Was Grown in Iowa, Manufactured
in Illinois, and Planted in New
rrum tbe Xew York T fbnne, Kirch 14. "
The tuil history of the Cardiff giant has
been revealed at last by Mr. H B. Morton,
of Marshaltown, in the state of Iowa. - TbU
estimable and ingenious gentleman, be
lieving himt-elf wronged by the partners in
whom he trusted, has made a clean breast
of it . According to his . confession, be
got np tbe giant and, in partnership
with one George HuIL bought a quarry of
gypsum in - Iowa, from which the material
of the. statue was obtained. With much
difficulty the stone was conveyed to Chica
go, and there chiseled - into shape by a
sculptor named Saley. Then it was sent to
Cardiff in that famous iron-bound box, and
buried on Ne well's farm Broome county
being, as Hull remarked, "a great
place for relics." 'Newell had a one
fourth interest in it And various
other persons were admitted to partnership
in the enterprise, though it does not appear
that anybody but Newell and Hull go much
except protested notes. Mr. Mortln's state
ment is tolerably circumstantial and Coher
ent and seems to be apcerjled-py
t2sriioa2hrtavH - t8tllffdepra -
iiy of human nature that we dare say a great
snany people will hesitate to take his word
as evidence. ' We ourselves are rather more
interested in Mr. M or tin's story of .what be
purposed dciug than what he actually did.
Recognizing the fondness of tbe public for
being bumbngged, he felt that his stone pet
rification, properly managed, was equivalent
to a fortune: and "if Hull hadn't made a
d d fool of himself," be remarked.
shoald bave bad the mother of the Giant
dug ua near the same spot" This pleading
old lady was to bave been represented in
tha deadly embraces' of a huge serpent.
br-e was to hsve been built of iron, bone.
and plaster of Paris, and we bave 10 doubt
that her celebrated son would bave been a
Tery insignificant giant in ieed by the sie
of her. The behavior of the miserab e
Hu L in making a d d tool of himself, is
therefor to be deeply regretted; but we
nrsv console ourselves with Mr. Morton's
prediction that iu less than two years he
will hnmbng -the American pt op with
some colossal fraud in comparison with
which the Cardiff giant will be nothing but
wooden nutmegs. : W shall await the
Lett two years ai'h pleasing anricipatioi a.
This confession of the gentleman who
"got np" the Giant will perhaps draw forth
a tew remarks from the gentlemen who
gave it various scientific recommendations.
We of course understand that the eminei t
professors, geologists, antiquaries, and au
thorities on art and anatomy who vouched
tor the authenticity of the statute, are "rot
up to small deceit or any sintul gamts;"
but we should like to hear from the intelli
gent savants ;who declared, some that it
was a real petrification, some . that it bad
evidently been in te earth at least 200
years, some that it was "stamped with the
aiarks of age, some that "only the anci
ent Greek school of art was capable of such
a perfect reproduction of tbe human form,"
and cnetbatltaly possessed nothing which
embodied so perfectly "the intellectual
and physical power of a rock-hurling Titan,"
Watch and Pray
Parson Buxby was an eccentric preacher,
located not a hundred miles from Roches
ter. The parson had a weakness ; it was
the love of Johnny-cake baked in Western
fastion, on a board leaning at an angle ol
45 degrees from the fire, and of all John
ny-cake bakers, old Nancy Jeems, one ol
Lis flock, was the best
One day the parson was making his round
of calls, and of course proceeded to call on
Nancy. On entering, the old Jary g v
him a friendly greeting in a hearty hand
shaking, saying as she did bo:
"Well, now, Brother Buxby, peered to
me all the mornitgas if you were aooming:
I've just nut np a Johnny-cake, and ye'll
stop and help me eat it.? 4
Oi course he assented but proposed, in
the meanwhile, to have a prayer, having a
much an eje to Nancy's spiritual comfort
as she had to his physical.
Accordingly they both knelt he with his
face towards the fire she with her back to
wards it Brother Buxby bad an elegant
outpouring, but while under full headway,
the cake began to burn, and he saw it ! He
hurried over the remainder, bringing out
the Amen like the craoa of a whip, and
then adding to it in the very same
"bister Nancy, your Johnny-oake'a a
burning up ! '
bhe turned to remedy the evil, when he
Sister Nancy, yoa shoald have watched
'But Brothtx Baxby, I was attending to
"Aye, : aye r said he; ' "but benpture,
on know, says yoa should both watch and
Troubles of Royalty.
A Paris correspondent relates the follow
ing incident which illustrates very forcibly
the troubles and annoyances to wmch roy
alty is aurj-cted: '
: Toe j Turnals make no mention of an in
cident which occurred at the Tmleries tke
other night and which caused considerable
excitement in the Imperial hou-ehold. ; I
have it from a person who nas almost daily
access to the Palace, so that there is no
reason to doubt iui correctness. . A few
nights since, on retiring to ber room, the
Empress found an anonymous letter on her
chimney -piece, apprising her -that an at
tempt was about, to be made to poison her
son. and - cautioning - ber to have a strict
watch' 1 observed .over tbe-j preparation
f his food. ' This commonijation
threw - her af j fity into a state ; ot
the great -st aigtation and alarm, and it
as some time before she could be reasoned
out of her apprehensions. - Then came the
question as to how the letter could have
tound its way to her bed chamber. Tho-e
usually having acc.aa to it were old and
tried servants of her Mnjesty, and suspicion
could not rest npon-them for a m ment
It was plain that; some one muit have
watched her or his opportunity to slip into
it while the regular attendants wera tem
porarily absent The Chief of the Detective
Police was immediately sent for, and all
the members af the household were exam
ined ; hut no clue could be found to the
mean by which the letter had been intro
duced. There the matter rests at present,
a d I need net say that it has created a
most unccm ortable feeling throughout the
Palace, , ;
TEi vEnu ot 1740 is described, in an
old book quoted by a German paper as
very terrible. This work, "Brockes Con
tentment in God," thus speaks of it : "An
Unheard of frost seized with extraordinary
feeverity on the world and the elements, so
that it is scarcely po-ible to number or
relate the many strange occurrences that
took place through its violence. Men felt
so oppressed that days passed by unheed
ed. One would and could hardly speak ;
one sat and thought yet could not think;
if any one spoke a word it a as with a bard
eat face. Many hens and ducks, even the
cattle in the stalls, died of cold; the trees
split, asnndsr. Not only beer but wine in
cellars froze. Deeply sunken wells were
covered wiih Impenetrable ioe. Crows and
other birds fell to the ground frozen in
their flight. No bread was eatable, for it
was as cold and as hard as a stone."
Brockes further relates that this extraordi
nary winter was followed by an equally on
common spring. Ia May no sign of ver
dure was yet to be seen; it was still eold in
July, and vegetation was still farther hin
dered by drought' Tbe harvest was not
over till late in the autamn, and by the
middle of October the frost returned be
fore the fruit La the gardens had had time
to ripen. - '- ' -
LoTjiBvrxLB has a curiosity ' in the shape
of a pig without any hair npon its body,
and with a complete elephant's head, big
ears, track and all complete. It was one
of a litter of eleven, all th rest of which
. war perfectly sat oral"
A SUMMONS FROM SPIRIT LAND
Sad Suicide of a Swiss Family in Mexico
—From Opulence to Want—A
Mother's Call Heaven and its
A correspondent writes from Guadalajira
of a triple suicide which was coiuniitUd in
that city on the 25tn cl January, and which
created the prjfonndest impression
throughout the province. '
The police ot the city received informa
tion that the bonse occupied by a French
family, ot the name of Favre, had not been
open for some time, and - that an insup
portable stench was issuing from the prem
ises. Officers were sent to torca the doors,
and they found inside the bvdies of three
untortunatea in a highly advanced stage of
deconi osition. A medical autopsy estab
lished tbe. fact that they had destroyed
themselves by suffJcatiou, c osing all tbe
apertures of the house and lighting a pan
ot charcoal. They had been suffering
greatly . from poverty, but had clothed
themselves in their very best attire tbe
well-saved finery, the remnants of their
roiuer opulence. The two girl lay in the
ame bed, wrapped in each other a arms;
., , - 3 . . j i ;
ue oroiner was iyin& eauyjMsr-aawj
I -1 he Favre familv wen
The Favre family were of Swiss' origin.
The father, who was a wealthy citizen of
Geneva, lost all his fortune by the failure
of a watch speculation. He died shortly
afterwards, and hu wife and three chil
dren removed to London, and thence emi
grated to Mexico, wandering as far as
Guadalajara, where the mother died.- They
remained here for seme time, supporting
themselves by manual labor, and earning
amid the general stagnation of industry, a
precarious livelihood. They were Spiritu-
list9, and claimed to bold intercourse with
their departed moth- r. On, a table in the
-room were three notes, explaining their
death to be the result ol their on act nd
to obedience to a communicati n from the
mother, who from the spirit land declared
uothing was wanting to complete hrr hap
piness save the company ot ber children.
There are some people in tbe ci'y who
knew the young men, who say that the
spiritual message from the mot tier was on
ly a pretext and that the young people.
who had been nurred in opulence, were
med of manual labor and heart-broken
with the mat rfu put, homesickness, which
is known to have such powerful u.floeuce
on the bw ss, that a regiment of the r rencb
Regent's Guard, on bearing the Rinidf
Yuchts, were thrown into such ecstacies ol
sorrow that many became sick, forty or
fifty deserted, and two died outright
The Spanish Press on the Situation—
"Cuba is lost."
Under the heading ' Cuba is Lost" La
Discussion of Madrid, of the 18th of Feb
ruary, publishes a doleful leader upon the
the Cuban question. It says:
We have made it evident and our read
ers mast be aware of the fact that ideas
are not to be fonght with, nor to be con
quered by bayonets, but only by ideas.
We hsve shown that though the insurrec
tion might be conquered so lar as territory
was - concerned, yet that noOiing
would -be really gained. We have
.ilso maintained. . ever siuce we began
discussing this Cuban question, that the
insurrection which broke out at Tara wa
full of consequences necessarily fatal for
(he mother country. This, and much
more, has been said r y La Discussion, but
our observations in that regard have not
been well received. e have never been
fatalists, bat seeing all that has happened
n Cuba bow can we change the opinions
e have heretofore expressed in the mat
ter? Inspired now, as ever, by the prompt
ings ot our consck nee, and moved alone
by an ardent aad nnmistaken patrioti.-m.
e feel that we ought to speak out, and say
to the entire nation : "Cuba is lost' . This
is true, whether tbe insurrection triumph.
r is subdued. To this gloomy extreme is
tbe question now brought in this hour so
madly brongbt on.
In tbe island of Cuba there are two in
surrections, both of which are against the
mother country, agtiust the institutions
which the nation has given in use of its
sovereign rights. The one proclaims inde
pendence, and, besides, desolates and de
stroys the fields of the once happy Antilles;
the other combats to f us tain the bpanish
Big. lea, but it would sustain itself with
slavery, without law, and by a rule special
nd arbitrary. . The latter continues to ex-
st because it lives npon privileges and
favors. Ia truth, both of these movement!,
though traveling by d fferent routes, lead
as to tne same end; and, if wa ought to
struggle against the firet we should ener
getically crush oat the second. Here ia the
terrible dilemma before us.
Ocean Steamers—Their Marks of Distinction.
tinct it n.
The vfgsels running on' the differen'
trans Atlantic lines are distinguishel by
particular marks and signal, both for the
lay time and at night Thus, in the da ,
be obseivation of the color ot the smoke
stacks, and at night of the light and rock
ets, ail! show to what line the. vessels be
long. Thus tbe smoke stack, or "fanner
of the Cunard line, U 'red, wi'b
a black top;, of tne In man, black
with a whi e band and black top; of the
Williams and Gaion, black, with a r- d
band aud narrow b ack top; of the Na
tional, white, with a black top; of tbe An-
hor, ail black; of the Montreal and Port-
laud, black, with alternate bauds bf white.
ed and white, with a black toi ; of tbe
French, red, with a black top; of the North
G-rman, Llords (Bremen), black; of the
Hamburg, 'American, black; of tne New
York and London,. white. It will, however.
Oe seen that three of these lines have black
'nnnels. The night signals are as follow:
Of the Cunard, to rockets and one blue
light; of the Inman, one blue light forward.
one alt' and a red .Lght amid
Lips, all burning at the tame time,
-tnd two ro kets; - of the Wil
liams and Gaion, three blue lights forward.
tft aud amid-hms, ail burning at the same
time; of the 'National, blue light one rock
et and a red light; of the Anchor, red an J
ahito lights alternately ; of tbe Montreal
od Portland, blue, white and rockets in
mccession; ot the t rench, blue light tor-
ward, white anji Ishipo. and red af, burn
ing at the same time; of the North German
Lloda (Bremen), bine lights forward and
ft, simiiUaneously with two rockets: ot tae
Hamburg, American, one Roman candl ,
one rocket and one Roman candle, wi'h a
minute interval between each; of the New
York and London, rocket blue light and
. Thi new bouses ot P-uhameat ia Lon
don, although completed within the last
twenty years, are already beginning to
t'now signs of decay. The "New Palace at
Westminster," as the building a here Par
liament and the Courts of Law meet is
(ml led, was commenced on April 27th.
184.0. and completed lor use by Parliament
on May 30th; 1850. It covers a apace of
nearly eight acres, with a frontage on tbe
Thames ot 900 feet The terrace along the
ner bank is intended for the exclusive
nse ' of the members of Parliament
and on this ede- the stone work of the
building has commenced .to give way.
Pieces of masonry, sometimes weighing a
much as eighty pounds, are continually
failing, and tha architectural beauty of the
front ia. not only afiocted, but the lives ot
the memoers of Parliament are also im
periled. No certaintv exists as to the
place where the blocks say fall, and tbe
members have discontinutd using the ter
race as a promenade. As the only effectual
remedy, it is proposed to. cut out the dt
cayed parts and substitute better granite.
This plan would require the rebuilding ol
a considerable part of . thei palace, and
would involve heavy expense.. .
Thb CritAKD Mail Line of Steamships leave,
weekly from New York, Liverpool and
Queenetown. Agents in. all the principa
eities cf the Northwest. 8. Rowe, General
Western Agent No. 2 Lakestrtet Chicago.
i 1 i 1 .
. Borrow reports ltt twenty-seventh snow
storm this season.'
The Weather—The Court House—
Kearney Expelled-Spring Trade
—Gage Bros. & Co.—Business—J. W.
Griswold & Co.—Architects a d
Board of Public Works Indicted—
Woman Suffrage Convention—
' Chicaoo, March SI, 1 370. We have bad
warm, pleasant weather ttie past week.rlosiu
with a warm rain, which dissolved the snow
and miide it very muddy traveling. The
streams are full to overflowing. If warm
weather continues, the work 01 seed-sowing
wui soon begin.
THE COURT HOUSE
baa been declared to be eafe. with consider
able natchirg and underpinning. That is, it
en be made to stand cheaper than to take it
down and build it over again.
tnd .ceiT3d , M, of fnr9 ,or hia wife
J. J. Eearnev, chairman cf the board of
superviauro, who was undergoing investiga
tion for bribery and corrupt. on iq receiving
a lot of land for his vote and inflaence in se
curing tbe location ot tbe County Normal
bcnool at Englewood, wm invited to resign
a chairman and member of the lord, both
of wbich he refused to do. lint public seuu
tent was stronger ttian the bard. and or
"n iner im
Ur, ther investigation it came out that ue o-
also, for his vote and he was finally exoelle
from tue board cuite nuanirnouely. The land
her could stand, but the furs cat slurs on
their reputation, and so they kicked him rut,
witn one united snout, irom t neir corporation
The return of spring brings to this metrop
olis large numbers or dealers, from all points
in tne west, to purchase tneir spring sup
plies. And our wholesale mtrchanis are
prepared to welcome them with tha largest
and finest display of goods ever exhibited in
Chicago. Among the firtt-rlaga hon-es here
which bave earned an enviable reputation rr
f ir dealing and the extent of its trade, is the
firm or r , ...
OAOE BB"S. CO ,
uccessors to tbe firm of Webste Gage,
Importers. MiDnftcturers and Jobbers ot
Mi'liuerv G.ads, 78 lak- street TV stairs.
Mr. Webs er having retired fpm the fi'm.
the remaining par nere. Messrs. J.hn N.
Gge. tvth Gage-ai d Albert S. Gee have
a-sivNted with them in th- new f rm.Mr. Jjl n
VV. P. May and Mr Will am Oliver, who have
Teen a long time in the service of the h'ne
an I are fami iar with all the details of the
lins'neeo. Abundant mean, bus neea expe
rience, sagacity in anticipating and prom t
ness in supplying tn want -of the trade, a
well-earned character f-r always keeping the
cleanest and best arranged stock of th
choicest goods and latest stvl- s, at the low
et cash proes, and the good will, which is
the fi ait f thirteen years' snccerefal busi
ness, combine to make U.i oienf the stronar
est and most popn'ar houses in Chicago.
They occuuy tour fl tors -one for the di.plav
of ribbon, flowers, silks and laces; one for
iraw goods, pattern bonnets and bat; one
fr manufacturing, and another lor a parkins
rd receiviig room... .Their ribbon
and 11 wer departments are specially full and
elegant. : Tbty have tbiy-fnur different
ntjles of hats and tonnts. and t moloy the
best artists in manufacturing them from im
ported patterns, so tbat all classes of cutom-
ers can here find an appropriate upply. Their
store baa become the favorite res irt for the
trade of the Northwest their sales last rear
reachinar about three fourths of a million
dollars. Their spring stock i-i very large aad
attractive, and all who make Ctvcago their
bfue of euppl'es, should visit thii fcetd c?ntr
of fashion, if thrv would be thronghly posted
in t!i e millinery trade of the West
s reviving slowly, but winter baa lingered too
long in tne lap of spring to pernrt an ear y
eason. and trade sympathizes with the back
wardness of Patnre. Our merchants will be
ready when the season opens.
J. W. GRISWOLD & CO.,
having remodeled end enlarged their prem-
esat4s snd 50 Wabash avenue, offer the
trade a very large and choice Stock of cloak
nd cloaking, and the fullest and best line
of buttons and dress trimming' in Chicago.
rheyha e added to their list thread laces,
corsets, parasols, linen collar and cnflV, and
their beautiful honry-comb Arab wtaps are
tn unrivaled pec: alt v. They stand at t-r
head of the cloak trade in the Nortbwst
and every year brings them a wi ll-deserved
increase of patrouage and good will.
I forgot to raeuHon that the archi'ect ad
Board of Public Works a hi erected ihe Curt
House, have been indicted by the Grand Jury
and will have to pass the ordeal of a public
trial. There have been some pretty shurp
criticisms by the press oa the fl'msy" charac
ter of taanv of our large t ui dioc". and a
priruitrve example might work a wholesome
reformation. . -
WOMAN SUFFRAGE ORGANIZATION.
A convention is called of all tbe friend" of
woman suffrage who wib to act independent
if both the New York an-1 Boston National
organizations, to meet at FarwU H vl. Tups
day, April Sth, at 10 a. m., to form a Cook
County Woman" Suff-ags Association. It
will take no part ia tne strifes of existing so
re rather dulL We are to bave Hnmpty
Dnmpty again this week at the Opera lion-e.
HoorLAJtp's Gekmah BtTTEBs "This valu
able medicine -has been in u.-e in onr pl. ee a
ng time pat and nas performed wn tera
tVemav notice a few iustauces tbat bave come
under our immediate notice. Almost evert
per eon who baa stopped at the hotel f Wm.
Lackey, E-q , one year since, predicted from
us emaciated countenance ad debility, tnat
is cnuid not live much 1 nger. He was una
ble to ait-nd to business, and for the great- r
part of his time confined t his room We
recommended h m to try tbe German Bitters,
roicb D3 did, aud t" the surprise t f all bis
needs aud at-qnaiutances, he now is ab'e to
attend to nis usual buaiaesa, aad perform
Tne case of Hnrv A-per, a stone maaon.
whom no one anppo-ed would ever rec ver
roni the d. buity of bis ' statem, but was
looked upon as fat approacbiug the grave.
'os ewlit er line bottua of these Kitt-r.
dorng the last winter, and this summer he
his h-eu (to tbe eurprine tif a'l who knew the
oiv ) following his t ade.
M . ,.- , r l ,
1 D J rise OI ti mam juur nv is uu icxf
astouirhing. He, too, ws so far reduced a
10 indues a general belief that tbe grave
lone W 'Uld be bis onlv remedy, air. Lackey
nduced h'.m to try tk DoofUnd Geroiau
Bitters; hei now, apoarently, a well mau,
and able to do a hard daj 's work.
Wo could mentioi tuany other case of a
similar character, if it were necesry.
To the afflicted we say, try it fairl.. , and we
II warract relief.
'Ho 'fltnd's German Bittera" is entirely
fie from alt Alcoholic a tniixiare.
Ho-flin t's German T uio is used in the
.anae dinatee as the Bitters, by those pre
ferricg a preparation more a imulating The
Toniois a composition of all the ingredieiife
of the lilt ere, to which ia added pure Santa
Cruz Ram, orange, anise. Ao., making a
remed. of rare value,, and most agre able
and p!eaant. Vemucral, Xte !ovmJieid,
rtrry Co. J'a.
Te years ago, says the Louisville Courier-Journal,
one of tbe fairest daughters ot
Mason coun:y. and of Kentucky, left btr
native land with tbe intention of finishing
her educatioo iu Paris France.. She was
ala'ajs spoken ot as one oi the most ac
complished young ladies in the State, and
was beloved by aiL Shortly after her ar
rival at the convent, a letter was received
stating that he was dead, but for some
reasoLS her remains were not sent home.
Recently a letter has been received saying
tnat she still lives, bnt has "taken the va 1
rtn J will never more be permitted to lave
the sacred convent". Whether the letter
concerning her death were written by her
teachers or some friends, there is oo mean
of ascertaining. It may be here stated
tbat her lather thinks there is some found
ation for the report, but will await inrther
developments ere he can form any definite
pUns for her to be restored to the bosom
of ber family and friends.
A patbolmam named Frdoa attracted a
eood dual ol attention at Grace Church, in
New York, lately, in consequence of his
striking likeness to the Past Grand Masbr
of Masons, Robert D. Holmes, whose fune
ral was then being solemuized. Every per
son who knew the deceased started in sur
prise ss he passed the position ia the tran
seot wuere tbe policeman bad been assign
ed to duty. One lady insisted that the coffi a
should be opened, an she was fully convinc
ed that the Grand Master was standing as
an officer in the church.
Ma. 8. K. Head,' formerly connected
with the Boston press, ditd in Savannah,
Ga,, on the 15th.
Facts and Figures.
Ncbkassa has a town called Pngsleyvilla.
Jcbax Eablt is writing for the Virginia
Thb sponge fishers at Key West are do
ing a good business.
A New Jebset burglar spent three hoars
ia opening a sale and got nine cents.
Thk cost of tbe new Liverpool Exchange
is estimated at $1,000,000.
It is proposed to establish an ice manu
facturing company in Jackson, Tenn.
These were 8.121 marriages in North Car
olina during the past year.
Thb late freeze has destroyed the pros
pect for a peach crop in parts of Texas.
The Illinois press association will go on
an eastern tour, in Jnne.
The whole number of species of birds
now found in Massachusetts ii303.
There has been no court held in Navarro
county, Texas, for two years.
Six beavers were' caught in a trap near
Talladega, Ala., a few days since.
A oibl ia Dover. N EL, has constructed
171 words out of Washington.
Nobth Carolt-ta hires out her jail pris
oners at 50 cents per day.
BnxiABDS are a discount in Montreal.
Two of the largest saloons have been forced
Thb bones of the mastodon that were
discovered ia Salem county, N. J-. last fall,
have been sold to the stats for $300.
Virginia Crrr is to bave a waltzing match
for a parse of $1,000 and tha championship
. : ' -
The Massachusetts House has passed a
law permitting husband and wife to testify
against each other in civil or criminal suit
It it claimed that the water of tbe Getts-
bnrg. Pennsylvania spring is a solvent of
A Few dava since a herd of 2,500 buffalo
crossed tha Union I'aciflo railroad track, a
si ort disUnce west Laramie City.
A colored woman in Pennsylvania, over
100 years old, committed suicide a few days
Incombustible wicks for kerosene are
made in Vienna of asbestos, bailed in wax.
They last at least a year. -
Alabama has 916 miles of railroad, the
total assessed value of which is fll.O'Jo,-
A niobo baby, with ten fiagers on each
baud, wa boru near Lloyd's, in Essex CO.,
Va., a few nights ago.
Dons Piatt sav a that "the recording an
gel has no jurisdicti jn over the District of
One can subsist on bananas at Sierra Le
one for three cents a day. Bloated aristo
crats pay eight cents a day for board.
The Philadelphia Printer's Unin has
recently admitted a lady to membership in
The American women In Borne propose
to give a masquerade ball for the benefit ot
the poor of that city.
Twejitt barrels of silver coin arrived in
New York last Saturday, from the Philadel
hia mint, - . , ,
TwisTT theatre-? and places of entertain
ment are now nightly open ia London.
Pari has 2U. .' 1 ., ;
Debtoit had a wrestling tournament a few
days since. McLaughlin won the belt. De
foe the gold medal, and Brown the si.ver
It is said that Francis Joseph is the most
profane monarch in Europe, and that the
Einp ror ol Russia swears only when he is
A swl has been introduced in the Penn
sylvania legislature to prevent premature
interments, by requiring 43 hours to elapse
after tbe supposed death of a person.
Two hukdbed and forty-seven vessels en
tered the port of Nsw York from foreign
conntries during the month of February,
New Yobkebs boarded over $20,000,000
in gold, which tbey Dongbt at varying
prices, between ISO and 200, and are still
holding it for a rise..
The New York Even'ng Post says that if
letter postage is reduced to one cent there
will be two sent where there is one sent
The exports of Cubs in 18CS amounted to
$104,000,000 and in 1869 to enly $80,000,-
000. Tue copulation of the island is es
timated at 1.300,000.
The high price cf corn ia Texas (scarce
in some s-ctious at $2 per bushel) will in
duce farmers to plant less cotton and pay
more attention to grain.
It cost $1 815 to wash towels for the
Treasury Department at Washington city
last year, aud there were 30. (XX) towels
A sabcastic New York journal, alluding
to Fee titer's departure from Niblo's stys
"the frangments ot broken English were
swept np on Saturday evening." . ,
Thkbe are great geese in Connecticut
Oue in Fairfield county has laid an e g 9
ncbes round and 12 inches Jong, Weighing
Ges. Waxieb reports that the Chinese
imported by him to work on the Texas o -n-tral
railroad labor steadily with docility,
and he is about to send for more.
The annual value of the wool manufac
tures of the United States, and of those
manufactures in which wool is a compo
nent part, is said to be not leas than $175,
It is a curious fact that oranges, brought
hundreds ot miles from beyond sea, sell in
New Yora at leas than half tbe price of ap
plet! of the came size, which crovr almost at
our very doors.
The London Daily News says that Brig-
ham Young is as. auxious to establish the
doctrine ot personal infallibility as Pio Nino
himse.f, and that xoung has the better
chances of the two. '
The State auditor of Georgia reports a
los of two-fit'ths of the negro population in
niua yeitrs. Reports show a heavy decrease
in all the other southern btatee, except,
perhaps, Mississippi and Louisiana.
A oehtlemah of Columbus, Georgia, the
otker dy, wno has great patience and is
fond of making minute observatioua,timed
the pace of a suaiL It made 70 inches iu
'Thaxk. God, my constitueta caa't readl"
was the devout j v.-ulation of the reverend
representative Whittemore, when the re
port of tbe committee, in his case was laid
before the house. So says' the Charleston
The Times gives the colored population
of Sc. Louis city and county at 21,254. and
the number of colored voters at J.ZiZin
the city, and 6.090 in tha county a total
of 9 3C2. or about one foarth of the voting
Last week six iron sailing vessels, all
British, left San Francwco for" Cork and
Liverpool, laden with wheat, and much in
terest is felt as to their Bailing qualities and
relative speed. It is seldom that so many
vessels start so nearly together on ao long
a voyage over the same route.
The Deaf Mute Advance, of Jackson
ville, IX, gives a singular instance of a
man who had been blind, but on recover
ing his sight became deaf and dumb. As
soon an he recovered his speech and hear
ing he became baud again. Both transi
tions were attended with acute neuralgia.
Solow Robiksow, formerly agricultural
editor of the New York Tribune, now re
sides in Florida. The other night Mr.
Rol inson heard a burglar operating on the
tront door of his house, and when ne saw
tbe point of an augur come through the
plank, be fired. The burglar did not come
any farther, but the ntxt morning the
body of a colored man, shot through the
bowels, was found ia the woods.
Is Texas, not sixty miles from the Sa
bine, stock is so cheap that a lriend goes
to Mr. Brown a wealthy settler there,
who brands hu 2,000 head annually and
wants to buy a beef. "Take one, my dfrer
fellow, take one; just give me the hide and
the tallow, and keep the meat for your
trouble in killing hiin." - -
A wBiTEB in the Baltimore Amrican,
who ha been there, says that Th9 Mon
arch is a great ship in her comforts and
luxurjes. Her officers have their quarters
in rooms such as are only found In the
houses ol the opulent denizens of the shore.
They dine on oiled walnut tables, and sleep
in state on patent spring mattresses. - For
genteel living, for entertain g visitors, and
for drinking 11 er Gracious Majesty's health,
her cabin cannot be surpassed." -. .
At Lisbon, Portugal, a member of the
highest aristocratic circles, fired by a mo
mentary passion, for a young Spanish act
ress, deprived her of all consciousness by
means of a narcotic, and then accomplish
ed her ruin. On her revival his victim was
so overwhelmed by the- shame of the out
rage that she went mad. The perpetrator
of the crime ia now ia priion, awaiting bis
. The New Brunswick legislature recently
passed a law abolishing imprisonment for
debt; but, greatly to the disgust of the
people, the Supreme Court has stepped in
and granted an injunction restraining the
Sheriff from releasing prisoners from cus
tody, holding that, under the British North
American act, local legislatures have no
jurisdiction. . '-.'-. .' T
. The following is a list of the judges of
the Supreme Court of the Uaited States,
with their agts and the dates of their ap
Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio
Nathan Clifford, of Maine. . . .
Samuel Nelson, of New York
Darid D ivis, of I.liuoia ,
Noah H.'Swavae, of Ohio....,
Samuel F. Miller, of Iowa .:.
Stephen J. Field. of California... S3
Wm. Strung, of Poonsvlvania., .61
J. 1'. Brad ev, of New Jersey 57
The KTTUBxa of persona iu St. Louis
county. Mo , who pay taxes on $20,000
worth of property, as shown by the assea
sor's books, is 1 486; tbe number who pav
on or over $50,000 ' 343; over $200 000'.
l- 126; on or over $300,U0U. is 60, on or
over $400 000, is 36; on or over half a mil
lion. 30; over one million, 10; over twr
millions, 3; over five million. 1. Presi
dent Grant pays taxs oo $110,000. and
Gen. Sherman on $23 600 John O Fal
lon's estate. $2,580,0)0; Mrs. Anna L.
Hnnt, $2 106,000, and James IL Lucas,
The Huntingdon Pa., Republican says:
"It ia said Bobner was seen by divers per
sons since bis execution. And this is not
a ghost story, nor yet a dream, nor a delu
sion of any sort, but a plain and simp'e
truth. Boden burg's corpse was buried; but
that of Bonner was left on the bill near
the Catholic grave-yard unbnriedV : He was
propped up in his coffin, and a ping of to
bacco put in his mouth, the sport and
mockery of unprincipled specimens of hu
manity until removed and buried bv order
of the borough authorities. We believe
this to be true, however heathenish and
disgraceful it is. "
The debt of the city of Paris amount' to
$209,400,000, which -is to be paid off in
sixty years. . It ia asserted that this debt
must be largely increased, ia order to com
plete the streets left nnfinish -d in the
heart of the city. Al thong a Paris has
been ornamented and improved it has cost
enormously and it is not to be wondered
at that the inhabitants were determined to
nd themselves of Baron Hauaimana. the
Prefect of the Seine, at every cost. It will
be remembered that, in spite of the earnest
ent eaties of the Emperor, even for time to
ui.ike up the aceonnU, the Ollivicr Minis
try insisted on Uausmann's dismissal.
Soke nrrEBESTixo facts on the cattle
trade were recently submitted before a
social science association at Albany. It was
stated tbat th consumption . of beef hi
France was 910,000 toes; m England,
1.660,000 tons, and in tbe United States,
2,000,000 tons. One of the principal
sources of snpp'y of cattle to the Eastern
states and New York was Texas. When the
war broke out Texas had otily 3,000,000
ealtle. There are now 12,000 000 head of
cattle in tbat State.'' Tne total : supposed
value of all the cattle ia the United States
was $100 000.000, and tbe total annual
consumption amounted to 50, f 00 000 head.
In New York alone there were $32,900 000
worth of meat annually consumed, besides
83 000 000 ponndx-of hotter, valued at
$33 000.000; 2 000.000 pound of chees,
va.ued at $14 000,000, and 29 000.000 gal
lors of milk, valued at $7,000,000; a total
of $53,000,000.. . . - . .
T"-e cholera has reappeared in St. Peters
burg.. .... .
Cons planting has commenced in Ala
Two new velocipede so!d for $5 at a late
sale of unclaimed express packages) in
Washington. : , . , .. .
The widoir of the late Gen. Joseph Mow
er baa been appointed poatmistread at New
Loudon. Conn. '
Babbitt, the soap man, has presented
every ni ruber of both houses of Con grea,
a ith a bar of Lis best. ; .' - :'
An old negro woman living in Harnett
county, N. C ha-i grandchildren 80 years
old. Sue herself ia 114.
. Wic IL Appletox, of the book publish
ing house, has given $10,000 towar an or
phan asylum at Macon, Ga. - - -
Madame de Chaitbcx, a wife of a mem
ber of the French L-gation at Washing
ton, ia a danghter of Lafayette.
BaT Abex. Wheeler, pmtor of the Free
will Baptist church in HaverhdL X. IL,
died on Sunday last, aged 77 years.
The real name of li idolph, the billiard
ist, holder of the diamond cue of America,
isPevraud. He is ot Bordeaax, France.
Hlldebrasd has sent his compliment to
some enemies, and advices them to "mind
their eye" and let him alon.
Jctdge Stboxo, of Pennsylvania, jnst
elevated to the U. S. Supreme Coatt;
leaves a law practice of $23,000 a year for
a salary of $6,000.
The Grand Dake Alexis of Rnssis, who
U expected to visit the United btates the
coming summer, is only 21 years old, and
said to be the best-lookiL Prince in Eq
Pbot. BozHXio, cf Cornell University, re
ceived last v4k from the Saltan of Tar
key tbe glittering star of Iks Imperial or
der ot the Mejidie, accompanied by a very
At the third court tall of the season in
Brustela, Belgium, the yoathfal Duchess
D'Arenberg created a great sensation by
her m tgniflcent diamonds, valued at $160.
000 the diadem alone being worth $40,000.
Ir is rumored that another vacancy will
soon occur oa the bench of the U. S. Su
preme Court by the resignation, of Justice
Nelson. Wm. M. Evarts, of New York, and
Ward Hunt, of Utica, are mentioned for
the position. , , . .
MrxE McCoole, the pugilist, has sold out
his saloou at St, Louis aad go.ie to Cal
ifornia It i- stated that domestic trouble,
the loss of prestige, and the coldness ot
friends led him to abandon St. Louis. Poor
A girl only four years of age, residing
with her parents in Marion, Va., kas a
munt'iche and whiskers, the hair npon-the
f jrebead extending to the eye-brows, and a
very heavy head of hair exctcdingly black
extending below the shoulders. The child
ia quite sprightly, with fully-developed
limbs and well -formed bodv.
A inssioxAKT reports'from China that the
population of that country has been great
ly over-estimated. Instead of 400,000,000
people, there are probably not over 250.
OOO.OOa He adds that tne late wars have
diminished the numbers of the people.
For the Boys and Girls.
For the Boys and Girls. THE LITTLE INJUNS.
Ten little Injuns standing; la a hoe.
One toddle Hosae, and tba there wre alas
N-oe iltue Injnns swinging os a cte, .
Ode tumbled off. at d thea there were eight,
Eigftt Mttle Iians sever heard of Heireo.
One kicked tbe bucket, aua tbt a than tut
Sotsb Uftle 1c Jons catting aptness.
One uroks hi neck, and then there were aao ' ' '
Blx liUIe fojans kicking all alire, ' ' ' "ZS "
One went to bed, and uen there were fira. . ,
Five little Injnns oa a cellar door, - - - -Oca
ram bleu in. and then thai werafoma,
Foot little Inj one oaf on a spree, ' '
One-dead diauk. and then there were three,
I hree 11 tie IdJ ana oat in a canoa.
One tumbled overboard, and tben there were twa .
Two little In Jans foelin' with a gun.
One shot t'titker, and Uea there was oa
One little Iojan living ail alone.
He tot married, and tnen there wiaoone. .
The Value of a Good Name
we conld tell oar boys and girls how
many hundred times in life, and in how .
many unexpected ways, they will find it to
their profit as well as pleasure to have m
reputation for truthfulness and integrity
that no suspicious circumstance?- can de
stroy; they would hardly believe us. And
yet just such things olten happens as are
narrated in this story, which we find going
round the papers: ; .
In the school of Dr. Woods, none were
allowed to enter the conservatory with
out leave; But a boy's handkerchief, with -his
name upon it, bad been found there.
Jast at the close of school, the doctor call
ed the name of James Howard. The whole
school became silent with suspense. '-James
Howard, what has k done sach a noble
boy. such a good boy!" all thought. Dr.
Woods himself believed he must have been,
sent into the conservatory by the teacher
of botany. So he asked,
' 'James Howard, bave yoa been into the
I have t ot, sir," replied James, in a
clear, calm tone.
I believe, you Jamet," said Dr. Wooda,
"although yonr handkerchief has been
fcund there. ' Yoa are not the boy to tell
an nn troth.
So James sat ia his seat unmoved. Evo-'
ry boy in the school believed him, and al-'
most envied him his good name. '
- Dr. Woods said no more oa this subject. .
except these few words: 'Let every boy
learn from this incident tbe worth of a good '
name, : especially when appearanoes are -against
How cam James handkerchief ia tha
conservatory? -for, aa I have- said, it was,
contrary to the roles of the school for a :
boy to enter there unbidden. James had
oaned it to a small boy, named John T.nd,
o tie up some nuts, the day before, when. -:
hey had a little ramble, together. 'The .
boy forgot to retuca it. He also forget the
rule of the school against entering the con--'
servatory, bnt seeing the door open, rush- '
ed in to Icok at some rare flowers. The
handkerchief, being partly out of his pock
et, dropped npon the ground.
See here the evils of heedless forgetful- .
ness. The boy had exposed a schoolmate
to censure; and, had it not been for James '
Howard's good name, hia teacher would '
have surely thought him to be the offender. -At
least, so thought John Band.
How ashamed he felt when Dr. Woods
said those words about a good name t The
words kept ringing in hia ears. -: He had
broken a rule of the school, and was afraid
to own it " He thought the Doctor would ' :
despise him if he knew, and ao would the i
boys. All that day, all tbat night, he had .
no peace. At length he went to James. Ha
wa not afraid to 'l hin all aboutit," -
I did forget it James; truly, honestly. I ' .
did," said tho child; "but I'm afraid tha
Doctor won't beieve me as he does you." '
"Ye, he will," replied James. "You have
been so short a time in school, there's some '
excuse for you. Go at once, and own up;
for the 1 mger yoa put it off the harder it
will be. ' Always own a fault at once. Don't
be afraid, the Doctor wili forgive yoa."
. Thus encouraged, the boy went to Doctor
Woods, confessed his fault and was" fo -given;
but he learned a lesson against for
getfulaess which he always remembered. '
What Roosters Say.
Probably it is as easy to hear different -things
tbe roosters sy as to trace out dif .
f rent objects which the frost rictoraa on
t'ae windows or the coals build in the ' fire. '
la her -Williim Benry Letters' im Our
Young Folks, Mrs. Diaz, taus reports .the
opinions of several boys on that topic:
First Old Wonder Boy stood np, and he
said they crowed in. the morning to tell -people
'twas time to get up, and to let .
everybody know they t lemselves were up
and stirring about Said h.'d lain awake
mornings down in Jersey, and listened, - -and
beard 'era say, just as plain as day,
"I'm np and yoa ought to, too I And yoa
ought to. too !" ' . -
Then Babby Short stood up. and said he .
thought tbey were telling the cthet ones te
keep in their own ywda, and not to be fly- '
ing over where tbey did not belong. Said
he'd lain awake in the morning, and heard
'em say. just aa plain as day, if yoa do, I'll
give it to you 1 I II give it to you-oo-oo-oor
But a little chap that had come to hear
what was going ou, said 'twas more likely .
they were during each other to come en
and fight For he'd lain awake ia tha
morning, aud listened, and heard 'em say,
"Come oa if j oj dare, for I can whip you-oo-oo-oo
Tnen 'twas my turn; and I stood np and
-aid I guessed the bear, crower kept a crow- .
ing school, aud was showing all ihe young
ones how to scale up and down,- same as
the singing master did. . For I had lain
awake in the morning, and heard first tha
old cock crow, then the little ones try to,
and heard the old ones say, just as plain as
lav, ' Open your month wide, aad do aa I ,
do! Da aa I dol" And then theyouug ones
sa. "Can t quite do so! Cn't quite do
sot" : -- ' :- - - -. -
Dorrysaid he was never wide awake
enough ia the morning to hear what any- .
body said, but he'd always understood they '
were talking about the weather, and giving
the hens their orders for the day, tailing
which to lay and which to st aud where
the od places were to steal nests, and -where
there'd been anything planted they
could scratch up ag 'in. and how to bring
up their chickens, and to look out and not
hatch ducks' egga. . . !.. -
The walla ol Sebastopal have now been
completely restored, and upward of 300
bouses have been built ia place of those
which. had been ruined by the bombard
ment. A new church, in the form of a
pyramid, built entirely of marble, has been
rected in the churchyard of the. town, tbe ;
cost of its erection amounting to $140 000,
having been provided by the Bossian royal
family. The chief contributor was Pnn
cesa VVassittcaykoff, who v ava up for tbat
purpose the whole of her year's pension, ,
amounting to 15.000 roubles, or $10,00C.
Oa the principal monument in the church- ;
vard, wbich is dedicated to Prince Michael
G rtcbakoff, is the following inscription:
"Here lie among warriors the mortal re
mains of the man who prevented the ene
mies of our couotry from penetrating to
this spot" Ibe tombstones of the men are
all alike in shape and size, and each of them
bears this inscription: "Urave ot our
brother." . -
Sex Total o Gebat Liaai.aiEa.--We have
had much to dw with dictionaries, first and
last; have tnrned over a thousand pounds of r .
them, perbape; have watched new editiuBS
rising in statelv fashio'i,- and f-mnd the best '
were set on Webster's sure foundations r
What we have written cf Webster's work,
while it ha been in all truthfulness, hsj also
been in at love. We hare a warm fl ial feel,
lag for it and lor him; grateful to Wefcsier Xi.r
earliest lessan-t aud f-r latt teachings; 4
grateful to God, that while He gave ua Eng- ;
lish for our mother tonga1, he gve us a maa
so worthy to record and ex oonnd it; men so '
worthy to coatinue tha work ha so. nobly be
gun. And we put that mottivr 't'.ngn- to a
sacred use when we utter tbe trutriiul words '
that these three books are thn Mm total ,
great IVirariea: the Bib', Piakaptare, and
tt'rbatrr't Jioyal Quarto. Cluoaco Evening
" Tf hnlf blown rote is tocelier titan th bud.
Aitdfi eti and pure at tarlUst beadt cf dew."
It is from such exquisite flawere t hat the
rare and deticate pertnme is procured for
Kina'a Yegetablu Ambrosia. Ausoiaa China,
at Grasse, in tha South of France, ia con
stantly extracting it from the fluwers of tbat
suuny region, and abipping for the maau
laoturers of tti grat American cosmetique.
JAT Lanestoro', Mass., on Wednf noay of
last week, the steeple of the Episcopal
church was blown down. The tell waa
carried tarenty feet striking tha roof,
breaking aevt rd rafters, and then roUing to
the- ground nnhroken.
'A Yalparaio loiter states thai Lope and
his few followers a;e in great mnery. In
sertions are vsrv numerous and sis case is