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BABY'S FIRST TOOTH.
rv,- loci t the d1OTJ '-- -
Yc" " that come and go.
7- nJ. Wrirfng wonderful secret. , . f
H?. "CW ,onr kJEKdom to too. -
f -Knw kim htm on Cheek and forehead, ;? .
- um him on lipandchin. , : v j
Tbe little wd meuth is hiding
The rarest of pearls within.
Ah. reel when the Up in smiling
Have parted their tender red ;
Do 70a see the tinyvwiiite Jewel.
get deep in ita coral 'bed I
Now where are the sage reporters,
Who wait by hamlet and hill.
To ten to the listening nation
The news of rts good or 111. . ; y
c Come weave with jour kle sossip t j
Thia jrolden blceeom of troth 1 -
Just half yrarold Vat mertug,
General Intelligence. CAPTAIN KIDD'S TREASURE.
General Intelligence. CAPTAIN KIDD'S TREASURE. Greet Discovery of Gold and Silver
Coin an Staten Island.
Coin an Staten Island. From the New York Sun, April 13.
No little excitement was occasioned last
Sunday in the quit lit lpiU of Boss
ville. Staten Island, by th dJvery 41 a
1 nf mnnev. bidden many genera-
UULO DUJJLI w tit."
vhni'tue Till&ee on. tne.
great line 'of travel between Philadelphia
rnv YnrV. The drowsy hamlet, sleep-
ine throngh the warm Sabbath-day rawakH
enea trom iu areamj bww, ' y .
with a startled and wild stare, stretched its
limbs, and in a moment was hurrying as 11
by common imptilae to t Tommon destina
irh hat)tened to be the new and
rAcnaa of -'SoeriS Abram
WinantB. of the Wrnants femily who
iii7 thpreabonts since their an
cestors landed in Manhattan Bay, in the
the times of the good old Amsterdammers
and other pious men from watej y Holland.
Dame Eamor, who gossips with a thousand
airy tongties among the dwUert npon the
wv. nf ihB Htormv StaTen Island Sound
that broad vcep. of water that separates
fnl imA easv inhabitAnU of the
the &otle-iack tipplers and
Uv-dii?ffers of Jersey bad finally got
hold of a large atom cf troth to build one
v..- mni ctrnAtnre BDOn. r There was
really a jingle of old coin about the old Wi
nante' mansion, an almostjorgotten music
to most of the eager eyes and open-eared
gazers on the heap of pieces in gold, silver,
and copper that almost filled a peck meas
ure upon the Jdtehenable Bet the clink
was not clear or silvery. The oorroduie fin
cere of time had Marred and. rusted their
fairades;nd the elements through a buc
mrm f oonnrationa had been busily en
cased in adding to them layer -fepon layer
of rust and eartn ana Quuwanuug
eating away the faces of royal and imperial
rulers, that gleamed brightly enough hun
dreds of vears ago, before America .itself
perhaps was discovered. These canons
and unique memorials of former times were
well handled and weighed; "and learnedly
discussed by the numismaticans who con
gregated in Sheriff Winans rooms; and the
Sheriff told ths following story to fresh au
diences a hundred times during the day,
until the smoothing and softening influence
of gentle rye would no longer allay -the
hoarseness of hiB musical voice:
"Walking out this morning," said the
Sheriff, "to enjoy the brilliant spring sun
light and soft, balmy air, I had reached the
corner of my house, and was contemplating
the luxurious and rapid growth of some
early flowers, when my eye caught the
gleam of some metallic substance, as I
thought, amoBg the grass. I gave it a
push with the toe of my boot,, when, mnob
to mv surprise, I turned over two or three
romd bits of metal, which, on being ex
amined, proved to be copper coins greatly
corroded by rust One or two of them yet
exhibited fragments of dates and legends.
I pursued my investigation with the
aid of a hoe, and was startled in
turning up great numbers of coin of various
sizes and quality Before I bad completed
my search I had found 562 pieces of gold,
silver and copper., most of them bo rusty as
to be undecipherable. I hAd' evidently
come across a hidden deposit of money-laid
away years and years ago, beyond the
memory of men now living. . One of the
coins was of silver, about the sizeofaquar
' ter of a dollar, but thinner, bearing on one '
side the date of 1052, and onthe othera
legend I cannot translate. Many of the
copper coins bore the dateof 1725 and there
abouts, and were clearly of English origin.
How they came there, gentlemen, is ques
tion you can explain as readily aa L ' I
know nothing about it.' - ' '
That is the Sheriffs story, and a Sun re-
porter has seen some of thacoin He has
placed a majority f them in lye to clean
them up, and we shall doubtless Boon be
able to ascertain the nature of the coins.
Six of the unknown nave been sent to the
Smithsonian Institution at Washington to
obtain the opinion of experts upon their
character. They are evidently-not Eng
lish, but are doubtless of Spanish or South
American mintace. Altogether they , are a
remarkable addition to onrnomismatio col
lections, and amateurs and.Boeieties will;
doubtless be able to obtain specimens if,
they apply early.' . . ..' ", ! ' . .
The discovery Las awakened an extraor
dinary and glowing research ameng the
Bossvillains, and there is a general revival
of ancient stories of buried treasures, in
which Captain Kidd figures with due prom
inence. All the venerable colored residents
have forgotten the Fifteenth Amendment,
and are now indulging in dream n, in which
the ghosts of bold freebooters appear, and
lead the gentle antique maidens to retired
spots, where they, point out the places
of buried 6poilB taken from stately Spanish
galleons on the Main. There are also many
signs . vouchsafed , . by . . these . gallant
pirates, by . which the believing may
find untold wealth hastily put away in the
variy days of the province. . The believers
are many, if we are to judge from the re
ports of travelers in those parts who have
seen the occasional flash of a lantern, like
the gleam of the will-o'-the-wisp, at night,
on the solemn shore of the Staten Island
Sound, where the gold seekers are stealth
ily pushing their researches. If Captain
Kidd's buried treasures could bS found, all
Staten Inland would 6napits fingers at the
clay-diggers and apple-jack soakers ot Jer
sey. Sheriff Winants may have at last;
found the secret hiding-place, and demon
strated forever the fact that the late Skip
per Kidd did gather together mueh money.
"As he sailed, as he Bailed!"
thereby adding historical verity to tradi
tional stories of the past.
Killed by Wild Parsnips.
We find in. onr stale exchanges fteqent
mention of serious sickness from eating
-wild parsnips. So far we have heard pf but
two persons dying from its effects.' The
first was Mr. E. M. Mulford, of Buchanan
county. On the 6th instant, while at work
in hi garden, which had not been culti
vated for two years past, he pulled up seme
parsnip, of which he ate; and thinking it
quite desirable, gathered a quantity of it
and washed it at the well; then calling his
wife, said that he had gathered her a fine
lot of parsnips, ot which he had been, eat
incr. She informed him that it was deadly
poison. Emetics were immediately admin
ioLrad. but were of no enact. He was
! .i7Ai with convulsions, " and in less than
two hours from the time when he took the
deadly poison from his garden, he lay a
mwiua in Viia nwn dwelling.
The other case is thus related by the Up-
tw M nineR. of Kossuth county : "On
Sunday the 10th instant, two little boys,
anna at Christian Hackman and Fred. Una,
votb TKHBonedbv eating the roots of the
wild parsniy. But a short time elapsed
after eating the roots, before both were
seized with convulsions, and, in less than
-two hours the - Klus boy was 4ad and the
(,t,in a TerilouB condition Dr. Barr was
fnr hot did not arrive until the first
rw. bovwas-deed. -The prompt admin-
. istrationof .powerful emetics and stimu
' lahtu noon relieved the Hackman ly, and
he is now regarded aa being out of danger.
Theejs is no ether Bposen language se
cheap and expressive -by -telegraph as the
English, bo the electno wires are Decom
ing teachers of our mother tongue in for
reign countries. The same amount of in
formation can be transmitted in fewer Eng
"lish words than French, German, Italian,
or any other European language. In Ger
many, and Holland eapecuoiy, it is com
ino tnbi common thing to see telegrams
in JEnglish, to save expense and insure pre-
Oss of the cruel "April-fool" jokes in
Paris was the announcement of the ar
rival of the steamship City of Boston. :
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M'CONN ELS VILLE , OHIO, FRIDAY,' MAY G,
WHOLE NO. 190.
THE DARIEN EXPEDITION.
Results thus Far-The Life of an Explorer
—Incidents of Travel-Animated
Correspondence N. Y. Tribune.
AaiASEBXQC. lirvxR, March 22.--It is ex
actly a month this day since the survey be
gan, and we have now surveyed and, map
ped four different lines, the total distance
traveled being about 35 miles. But two
things are certainly known, namely, that
the base of the mountains is at . least 110
feet above sea level, and that surveying
parties are pretty eure to strike the
ship on Saturday . nights, because
grub is generally a little extra on. board
ship Sundays. The main question here is
food, the second, outfit On the -first ex
pedition I carried in all about 55 to 60
pounds too much anywhere; but when
the road is the bed of a stream often waist
deep, paved with loose cobble stones, it is
enough to kill a horse. On shore the roots
and stamps make it more fatiguing than
the river. -Boots, at first, are in great de
mand, but as they fill with water over the
tops you have to cut holes to let it out, and
then they will not stand. Very soon shoes
and leggings are preferred, but wading
works mischief with leather. Five days is
as lopg as a pair of shoes will hold out
We are now relieved of carrying our food
by , the '. re-enforcement we have received
from f!arthftcena of 10 little donkeys. This
is their first day of trial; their load is 150
pounds, in bags and boxes. They stumble
and quiver at every step, and it is a wonder
that thev get on at all over such a road;
but this is nothing to what the country is
ahead. Half a mile above our camp to
night it is . said our way is up an infinite
number of water-falls, flowing through
deep perpendicular gorges of Semite very
good for a geological section, but not enjoy
able ta a man progressing on all fours. It
will be rough on the donkeys, and much
more so on us, if they give out and we have
again to carry grub ourselves.
Our chief uneasiness now -is whether, af
ter being drenched night and day in the
valley by wading,- rain, and perspiration,
twa chart find unv water on the mountain
tops. -We can cut 3,500 tS 4,000 feet per
day on .passable ground, due nere we uum
it unspeakable; yet we are going to the
Clinemaquft all the same. The un never
reaefce us in the woods, and we are getting
quite bleached, .though no . one is yet on
the sick listi ana l am DeginDing u uave
considerable hopes of the climate. Sti 1,
the fatignerbeginB to tell, -nd you don't
hear "Shoo fly" Iff the woods so often.
We see very few birds, very little fruit,
and that strict orders forbid being touched,
the Indians making a great stand for their
bananas. There are plenty ofsmall. trout
in the streams, some monkeys-swinging by
their tails from the distant trees, and plenty
of creeping, crawling and stinging things,
besides coral snares, wnicn me xnuiaun hj
.. . .i . . e m
are "mvcho mcuo; ana mey are umu oi
creeping into camp of nights. - We start in
line at a. m. ana return a. w.wasu our
selves and -our clothes, and get on any
thing, dry-, we are happy enough to have;
then teed while me iooa lasis (now anu
then theraisnone) ; then smoke, and when
the Tain doesn't put the fire 'but we dry
clothes; then fix up bunks, and at 8 o'clock
turn in. We then scratch, aijd kick, and
cuff, until, after saying our prayers at least
four times in our desperation, we at length
fall asleep, generally to wake up when the
musketoes" and 'creepers have conquered
sleep, and rise to go off and doze in the
smoke of the fires till morning. . Of the
value of the explorations, and ultimate suc
cess of the Canal, 1 have no doubt .
"A Thankless Child."
A correspondent of the Washington
Chronicle, writing from-Parkersburg, West
Virginia, tells this lamentable 6tory about
an old German woman ne menn ine,cars:
'Her sou. who resides m Portsmouth,
sent for her to come to America, and eight
weeks aeo she arrived. But his wife did
not like her; she was too old (seventy-four)
and ber hands too rough; ana now he had
sent her back, alone, with no provisions for
her comfort or . passage, except ticKets
through to N. and the following words,
written on some Old Dusiness cara: -iriease
direct the bearer of this, an old, woman,
to the proper office to get to New York,
and there to 68 Bioadway street, to the
General Agency of the North-German
Lloyd, the General Agent This was with
out signature. As it was written in Eng
lish, of which she understood nothing, she
had no doubt that it was all that was nec
essafy'to Ret her safely back to Germany.
But still she was almost heartbroken, for
she had no home now even in 'Faderland,'
as she had Bold her little all, which she
had spent years to ollectt . and given $240,
all that -was left when she : got to Ports
mouth, to her Bon. Nowsne was sent
back without her trunk even, with only five
dollars in her - pocket and no means of
getting further than New York. All
that could , be done for . the poor wo
man'B comfort -on the - cars was done,
and she stayed over night at Parkerbbnrg.
'The next day several prominent citi
zens of Portsmouth took ber case in hand,
and she was taken to comfortable quarters.
They utnow'-'of her son, and", confirm the
old lady's story that he is well off, and they
are determined he shall do what is right
for his poor old mother..
"When Mr. DeBarr read the -writing on
the card, and told her what it was, she
could scarcely believe it; audi when at
lengt'i she comprehended it, the mother's
distress at the thought that a child could
treat her so cruelly was sad to witness.
Oh," 6aid shev cwhen she could speak, 'he
said that ticket would bring me money in
VT V V
The Proposed Great Bridge Over the
TThe proposed suspension bridge across
the Lower Hudson will stretch ' across the
river from Fort Clinton to Anthony s Nose,
with one clear span of l,"600feet suspended
from stone towers ot sumeieni neignt ia
give it an elevation of 155 feet above high
water mark. Including approaches, -the
total length of the bridge will be 2,499 feet
The entire structure will be composed of
steel combination truss and cable-work.
Thwe will be four systems of twenty cables,
linked or rooted deeply Into the rock and
abutments of the towers. L,ach cable will
be about iourteen inches i$ diameter, inter
laced and secured by innumerable otner
ml cmaller cables. The cables will con
tain 37M6.T.750: feet ot 70,302 miles of
The total weight of iron and steel in tne
bridge will be about 17,000 tons, and the
total suspended weight will be 9,651 tons.
Th total measurement of masonry will be
59,084 cubic yards. ' It is calculated tnai
this bridge could saieiy support, a nam
drawn by sixty locomotives, or mere than
six times the weieht that can ever be
crowded upon it at once. A large number
of railroads are to be consolidated in the
enterprise, among which are the Hudson
River, the Boston, Hartford and Erie, the
Midland, the Delaware and Lackawanna,
the Harlem, IheDanbury and Norwalk, the
Nw York and flew tiaven, Haruord,
Knrincrneld. Connecticut Valley and others,
with all their tributaries. As a route from
h m-aat west and Pennsylvania coal fields
to the north and east, ine onuge u uuo U1
the most important engineering enterprises
ntr Attcmnted in the vicinity of New
York. . ' ' " '
A IrvEBPOoi. gentleman made a very
strange egress from a draper's shop recent
lv. One of the show windows,- which was
nearly even with the floor, happened t be
empty for the purpose of redressing, and
before the astonished salesman could in
terfere, the unlucky visitor had made his
wav into the street through a large and
very thick plate-glass window. His only
injury was a slight cut on the left cheek.
Ti,fl ftnvArnraent has official evidence
that the Canadian Government is making
A a military force to
Red River via the Sault Ste Marie Canal
Th fi!t twt nnnveviniT these troops IS tO
l AA.VA nniiinownnd on the 2d of May, and
will reach Sault Ste Marie on the 4th..
Kills Four Persons in Ballard
Four persons were killed by eating meal
fn which , there - were trichina in Ballard
eountv last week. The stomach pf one of
them has been sent to this city lor.examin
ation. The facta of the case are about as
follows: The victims were a German family
by the name, of Heydaker. It seems a ham
watf' purchased, of which Mr.' and' Mrs.
Heydaker and two of the children ate cod
sidetable quantities f in a raw : state.'
Soon i after Mr. ; Heydaker .i was taken
sick, and Dr.; - J. S. : Sea r was called
in. , The doctor did not at first discover
anything alarming about the symptoms,
but the patient grew worse, until Wednes
day evening, when he died. In the mean
time Mrs Heydaker became iH with similar
symptoms. Drs. Jewett and Smith were
called in for consultation, but none of them
were' familiar with the symptoYns, nor
oonld thev afford relief. On Friday Mrs.
Heydaker died, and on Saturday the two
little children who had eaten the pork died
a similar death to that which had taken
away the father and mother. .
Thus four persons in all were poisoned
by the one fatal nieaL The two children
a girl and a boy were aged respectively
about Bevra and two years old. One little
girl of an 'intermediate age-"-probably
about five years old who did not eat the
meat, had not been taken sick at last ac
counts, r : I . ; .
From all the circumstances attending the
deaths, the physicians are of the opinion
that they were occasioned by trichina.
The pork which it is supposed contained
the triebina was raised in Ballard county
and cured in the usual manner. Louisville
The Josh Billings Papers.
I would jist like tew kno who the man
waz who fust invented file boots.
He must hay bin a narrow and kontrack
tedkuss. " .
If he still lives, i hope he haz repented
ov hiz sin,' or iz enjoying grate agony ov
am kind. '.
I have bin in a grate menny tight spots
in mi life, but generally could : manage to
make them average; but thare is no sich
thing az making a pair of tits boots ave-
Ya can't git an average on the pinch ov
a tite boot more than yu kan on the bite ov
: Enny man who kan wear a pair ov tite
boots, and be humble, and penitent, and
not indulge in profane literature, will make
a good husband.
He will do more than that; he will do to
divide up into several fust klass husbands,
and be made to answer for a whole naber
hood. ' . - : '
Oh I for the pen ov departed Wm. Shak
spear, to write an anathema aginst tite
boots, that would make anshuntRome wake
up, and howl agin az. she did once before
cn a previous ockaseun. '
. Oh ! for the strength ov Herkules, to
tare into shn strings all the tite boots ov
creashun, and skatter them to the 8 winds
ov heaven. - '
Oh! for the buty ov Venus, tew make a
bigg foot look hansum without a tite boot
on it ; ; i-. : . ' - . "
Oh! for the payshunce ov Job, the Apos
tle, to nuss a tite boot and bless it and even
pra for one a size smaller and more pinch.
fulL , . .
- Oh! for a pair ov boots bigg enough for
the foot ov a mountain.
- I hav bin led into the above assortment
ov OK el from having in my possesshnn, at
this moment a pair ov number nine boots
with a pair or number eleven feet in them.
Mi feet are az uneazy az a dog's noze the
fust time he wears a muzzle. ' ....
. I think mi feet will eventually choke the
boots to deth. , ,
I liv in hopes they wilL
I Bnppozed i had lived long enuff not to
be phooled agin in this way,' but i hav
found out that an ounce ov vanity weighs
more than a pound ov reazon, " espeshily
when a man mistakes a bigg foot for a small
one.- :: : ': : ' - '
Avoid tite boots, mi friend, az you would
the grip ov the devil; for. menny a man
hez caught for life a. fast rate habit for
Bwareing bi encouraging hiz jfeet to hurt
I hav promised mi two feet at least a
dozen ov times during mi , checkured life,
that they never should be strangled agin,
but i find them to-day az full ov pain az
the stummuk ake from a sudden attack ov
tite boots. .'. ' :
Bat this iz solemnly the last pair ov tite
boots i will ever wear; i will hereafter wear
boots az big az mi feet, if i have to go bare
foot to do it'
I am too old and .too respektable to be a
pbool enny more.
Eazy boots iz one of the luxurys ov rife,
but i forgit what the other luxury iz, but i
don't kno az i care, provided i kan git rid
ov this pair ov tite boots. : :
Enny man ken hav -them for seven dol
lars, jast half what they cost and if they
don't make his feet ake wus than an angle
worm in hot ashes, he needn't pay for
them. . , : .
Methuseles iz the only man. that i .kan
kail to mind now who could have afforded
to wore tite boots, and ' tnjcj d '.'.em; he
had a great deal of waste time tew be mis
erable in, but life aow a days, is too short
and too full ov aktual bizzness to phool
away enny of it on tite boots.
Tite boots are an insult to enny man e
understandings. ' -
He who wears tite boots win nave to ac
knowledge the corn.
Tite boots : hay no boweua or mersey,
their insides are wrath, and promiskious
cussing. " '
Beware of tite boots. -
Renders who' have been bothered over
the word t4vUbiscitc so constantly occur
ring in the last fortnight in the Paris tele
grams, may u&e to snow mat it is. oniy a
hign sounding name ior a special eiecuuu.
French literary men and politicians have a
weakness for Latin terms, ana 8a. can a
special election a "plebiscitum," which ws
a Latin name for a law passed in those as
semblies for the people called comttia tribu
te. Strictly sneaking, the. "pit biscflum" is
a decree thus passed by the whole body of
the people. The trench lorm ot the word
is "IeJisc( ."and the term is loosely applied
to the decree, tne BUDmission oi ine uecree
to vote, and the draft of the decree which
is discussed, as now, to the Corps Legis
latif. But this draft is also and more pro
rwrlv called a "Senaius consultum" anoth-
r - . : - -r . L 1 a f
er .Latin pnrase Bigmiying uuui a umrco u
the Senate and a debate inereiu. liegumr
ly the "Senaius eontuUum" was the form by
vbinh the Roman people passed upon a
law bv vea and nay vote, but they also had
the power oi voting on measures uu mvnr
zir,..) h thA Senate, and this power of in
troducing laws to the people for their vote
is what in France is caned me -pieouscuury
nnvor. and wnai me iniperur uu coo-
vea lor nimseix, inaepenaem. t auj
his parliament may take. The "Senaius
consultum now on - nana perpetuates mo
sovereign power in the Bonaparte family,
and its adoption will bind anew all who
support it to the fortunes of that family.
Feast or the Dead. The Chinese in
San Francisco began on Sunday, 3d inst,
their annual Feast of the Dead, which is
celebrated in the spring of the year, and
kept up for several days. Throughout the
day the laboring Chinese took to the ceme
tery all sorts of conveyances, loaded with
roast pigs, fruits, pastry, Ac. There all
the delicacies were spread over the graves
of departed friends, and around these they
all knelt and bowed a number of times.
Friends were then invited to partake with
them of the refreshments, after which they
ratnrned to town. ' On Monday, the
wealthier Chinamen repaired to the ceme
torv and went through the same cere
Last week, a horse died from fright at
the sight of an approaching railroad train,
at Watertown, Conn.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
An Interesting Agricultural Experiment.
: lmst i' ! !
Sheixsbtjbq, Iowa, April 1870. Several
years since 1 selected a pioi oi new, ricu,
alluvial prairie, with a depth of near five
feet of black surface soiL For six years in
succession I grew upon the plot such crops
as I could remove almost completely by
root and branch, from the ground such
as crops of currant bushes and grape vines
from cuttings, seedling apple trees, follow
ed by beans, ruta bagas, etc. At the end
of six years of careful cleaning everything
from the soil, , this .plot ..with.,., the
land adjoining, (farmed in the ordi
nary way), wis prepared, and in: cue
time planted to corn. With the same cul
ture, the contrast in the crops surprised all
who had not given this vegetable mold
doctrine some study. , Upon the side crop
ped in the' ordinary way the growth or
stalks and oi large, wen npanea ears, we
above a good average prairie crop. Upon
the experimental plot the stunted looking
stalk 8 and ears reminded one of the cobble
knolls of New England.
For the eighth year the cornstalks were
removed from the Boil by pulling, and the
land with that adjoining, was sown to bar
ley. Again we had the same contrast 'On
the one side a streng, well-ripened growth;
on the depleted portion a growth of straw,
with half-developed head, too short to be
all cut by the reaper.
No chemical analysis would aeiecs m
this rich, deep, alluvial soil at the end of
the eighth year, any deficiency in the ele
ments of plant growth, aside from ita veg
etable molcL By practice upon our rich
soils it is found that even dry cornstalks or
stubble plowed into the ground year after
year, will hold the land meaeureably in
good condition. But perhaps ne portion
of the state will be more benefitted by al
ternating with clover than the great prai
ries. Why? Simply because when, the
great natural supply of humus, furnished
by the virgin prairie sod, is exhausted, . it
must be renewed. Jos, L. Budd, in Qer
Avoidable Injuries to the Horse.
Many horses are madeioious from cruel
treatment . .
More horses fall from weariness than from
an v other cause. -
When a horse falls, he is more frightened
than his rider.
A frightened animal cannot use its senses
aright; it must first be reassured by gentle
treatment v " ' ' ''
It is speed that kills the horse.
Never strike an animal upon the head.
Careless application of the whip has blind
ed aany horses.
More horses are lamed trom bad anoeing
than from all other causes together.
Never kick nor scream at a horse, nor jerk
the bit in bis mouth. -
Climbing Plants for the Window.
The Massachusetts Ploughmen, in an ar
ticle on "House Plants," says:
Ivy may be trained about your picture-
frames, to creep oyer the mantel and win
dows, or to form a border of the paper
around the room close to the ceiling. The
most brilliant flowers do not eiye so pretty
on effect ; to a room aa a thrifty climbing
ivy. Money, wandering Jew, myrtle, etc.,
grow well when hung in the window; and
the effect of the gracetuiiy arooping sprigs
m - . 1 - 3 ll
is extremely pleasing, - to in ouiaioe uie
house and in it . . Turnips , and carrots
scooped out filled with canary seed or
chicken-weed, and suspended in the win
dow, are very pretty, ine leaves sprout
from the root underneath, and the plants
spring from, the seed, simultaneously. Be
sides the pretty effect, your birds, if you
keep them, can have a feast through the
winter upon vegetation.
Take a common tumbler or iruit-can,ana
fill it nearly full of soft water. Then tie a
bit of coarse lace or cheese sacking over
it und press down into the water, cover
with a lavor or peas.' in ; a lew aays mey
will sprout the little thread like roots go
ing down through the lace into the water,
and the vines can be trained up twine
around the window; or, what is prettier, a
frame may be made for the purpose.
It is the custom with manr farmers to
sow clover or grass seed in the Spring upon
their Winter grain, ueiore sewing me
seed, if an ordinary harrow with sharp
teeth is run over the wheat or other grain.
the crop will be materially improved by it
and the ground at the same time will be
put in a much better "condition to receive
tbe clover seed than if sown without har
rowing. Some might apprehend injury to
the wheat by giving it atnorougn tearing
with the harrow. . But select a time as
early ,in the spring ad' the ground is just
dry t hough to work lively, and a good har
rowing will prove as great a benefit to the
crop as a thorough plowing or cultivating
will to a crop of growing corn. If you are
afraid to make the experiment on a hun
dred acres, try it on ten, or even one acre,
and report to us and the- world the result
Whether grass seed is to do sown or now
the harrowing will pay many times the cost
of the operation. . If the work should hap
pen to be done just before a shower of rain
. . . . TIT- V.
the onecs 13 reauiiy maraeu. no
tried it and know.
Grain on lieht sand? land, will be im
proved by running a roller over it instead
of the harrow. . f
R. G. Benton, writing to the Prairie
Farmer, says: , r .
After experimenting witn ugm ana aeary
seeding in potato culture, ' I am convinced
that light seeding preduces most uniform
size and better quality of potatoes than
heavy seeding." What 1 call light seeding
is medium sized potatoes. Cut one eye in
a piece, planting sixteen inches apart, in
drills lour incnes aeep, -riij wuco ioti
apart I have tried forty varieties in mis
way, including au me muuwu tbudhot,
and it is evident, in my mind, that as a
general thing, farmers use more seed than
is necessary in planting potatoes.
Cube for Boss xlon. The ' following
recipe for the cure ol bone felon is from
the London Lancet: "As soon as the pul
sation which indicates the disease is felt
put directly over the spot a fly , blister
niviiit the size of vour thumb naiL and let
it remain for six hours, at the expiration
which time, directly under the surface of
the blister, may be seen the felon, which
can be instantly taken out with the point
ol a needle or a lancet" - . -
Kfptwi Hams.-0. D. asks in the Far
mer how to keep hams and bacon through
th Rummer. ' I have for several years, af
ter smoking, put my hams down in salt and
have never failed in having them keep per
fectly. I take a barrel or box, and cover the
bottom with salt: then put in the hams
and cover them well with salt so as to ex
clude the flies. Have had no trouble in
keeDincr hams all summer in that way.
keep them in my cellar. J. r. x.
Steket-Cab Leoebdemain. The Hart
ford Conrant has employed a special com
missioner to investigate the subject oi
politeness in street-cars, and the result of
niS Observations 1U Biaieu uiub. a cor buuib
off down the street having within ten
ladies on one Bide, sitting closely, yet
comfortably, together, and ten men on the
opposite Bide. Presently one lady gets
out the other nine unconsciously rise
. . . 3 a 1 a.2
rrrfl. shake tneir SKins, ana me sea
full sgain. Further on another -lady de
parts'; the eight remaining go through the
same process ei rising, uiu,m nmuuij,
the seat is still fall. A Bboit ride beyond,
nnntw Iftdv sterjs out leaving seven only,
who, by the same sort of spreading, fill the
seat acrftin completely. Now enters a lady.
On the ladies' side there are three persons
less than when the car started, ' yet not one
of th neven remaining moves. ' And
one of the men on the opposite side gives
his seat to the new-eomer and stands dur
ing the r st of the journey. ,
The Gar. ner f fllinoisl Journal has three
blank coluni s, which it heads: "Special
notice: Thn columns are reserved for
those nierchau i who ought to advertise.
Facts and Figures.
An Indiana couple aggregate 1277 pounds
weight . .. . .
There are 52 homoBopathicphysicians
in Boston.' ..:! n. i r.i -.
Beavebs are reported in large quantities
Teebe is good sleighing yet in some parts
of New England. ....,.. r ;r,-
West Point cadets call the modern dress
coats steel pens." ' "
The ee thousand vagrant goats roam the
streets of bavasnahy .- t in t ,j ; r -
Tartar emetic pie detected a lunch thief
in a Vermont school." 1 - -
Tex fire department of Columbus, Ga.;
embraces 135 negroes..,. ,t .
It is stated there is not a postoffice in
Sunflower county; Miss. '
. The Kansas City Mo. News says peach
buds are "kilt intirely."
Neablt 700 Philadelphia girls were mar
ried to foreigners 'last year, ' .'
Tee base ball fever bide fair to be more
of an epidemic tha in 1867 ,
" NewOkleaxs has had over 400 deaths
from small pox the past winter.
.A talented hen in Maine has hatched
out three chickens from one egg.
Chicago has 2,200 drinking saloons open
on Sundays, with 40,000 visitors. A moral
'A Wabash catfish weighing over 100
poundawas on exhibition at Terra Haute
on Monday. ... :- , ;
Cobnish miners, according to Dr. Bar
ham, die of consumption between the ages
of 35 and 50. . ;..!!
The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
railroad paid over $500,000 in March for
wood and ties. . -
These are over 2,000 applications for
consulships on file in the state department
at Washington. ' V ' :
Kakoaboo skins are the latest things in
French gloves, , and kangaroo cutlets in
The native churches in the Sandwich Is
lands gave, last vear, nearly $30,000 in gold
for Christian objects.
Six strong-minded ladies in Philadelphia
have created a sensation by walking down
Chestnut street a la Bloomer.
There are 40,000 volumes, of rich, rare
and racy sensational literature stowed ; in
tbe vaults of the patent offioe.
Cases with whistles are at the present
time very fashionable in Paris. . The whist
les are used lor calling haekmen.
CmcEsxATiand Cleveland newspapers are
agitating the reduction of the fare on the
street railroads from six to five cents. . ,
. Her Britannio Majesty's colonial troops
are permitted to wear their beards, while
those intended for home service must be
cleanshaven. . , . .
' A Texas man, who lately commited sui
cide by taking poison, left- a note request
ing that a knife be buried with him, "so
that if he casre to, ' he could cut his way
A San Fbanosco reporter 6ays: '.'There
were three murders the other day, but
there was nothing novel or original about
the modes of d&ath. So we don't give parti
culars." The Paris PDlice say that at the present
time there are in that city more penniless
Americans and American dead-beats than
there were even during the great Exposi
tion of 1867. ,
The scene of the new play written by
Alexandre Dumas for Lydia Thompson is
lard partly in South America, and partly in
Paris, and the period is during the regency
in France in the 18th century.
Tee hottest day in Calcutta, India, dur
ing 18G9, was the 6th of April, when the
thermometer reached 101 degrees in the
shade; the coldest was the 30 ih of Decern
ber, when it fell to 57 degrees.
Westers Texas is said to be fast becom
ing a timber country. Within the last ten
years the whole . face cf the country has
changed, and young forests 'are now grow
ing in what was formerly a naked prairie.
A Middleto w jj, Conn., a man was so an
noyed at seeing several men at work with
their teams near the church on Sunday that
he called one of the grand jurors to enter a
complaint; but, alas! he found him tapping
his boots. '
. The Indianapolis Journal says : Inquir
ing yesterday of an old darkey, "who was
fishing in White river, "What luck?" he re
plied: . 'De "fish is like de Democrats arter
us niggers' votes. Dev wants all de bait,
but won't hang on to de hook." ' ;
Washington correspondents say that the
Russian legation, purduant to instructions
from St Petersburg, are making great prep
arations for the reception ol the young
Archduke Alexis, who is expected to make
visit to the United States early in the
A tntmiRT in India lately preached on
the subject of faith, illustrated ty the story
of Abraham and Isaac, with such magnetic
eloquence that one of his native hearers im
mediately went home an.t slaughtered his
son and offered him to "the big God" as a
Thf.e is much sickness among the con
victs of the Michigan State prison, at Jack-
The disease is a remittent fever ot a
low type, and there are seventy now under
treatment Four convicts died of the dis
i last week, three of whom were life
One of the oddest defenses on record has
just been made at Hamburg by a man who
had murdered his wife irom motives oi jeai-
usy. According to his own account he had
not murdered her, but "had killed ner in a
fair and honorable duel, as he had placed
a pistol in her hand and told ber to shoot
at him. .. . .
M. Vivien ra Satnt-Mabtin, in his geo-
craDhical almanac for 1869. estimates the
number of yellow people in the world at
584,000,000; whites, aso.oiw uw; DiacsB,
130.000,000; Malays, 25,000,000; other races,
30,000,000; and aboriginal Americans at
12,000,000. This latter figure is well cal
culated to appal General Sheridan, not to
speak of Gen. Grant's quaker plenipoten
Silk growing .was prosecuted in South
Carolina belore the reyolution, and for a
time flourished. The mother of tbe cele
brated Pinckneys carried some Bilk, pro
duced on her plantation, to England, where
it was woven into tissues. Gowns were
made of it and presented to the mother of
young George lit, and to the elegant jari
of Chesterfield. But the advent ol cotton
raising destioyed the business completely,
Fbofessob Caepenteb, in his recent lec-
tnres before the Roval Institution, states
the general results of the recent explora
tions of me deep sea oy areaging w w; ,
That there is certainly no limit to the depth
at which even highly organized animal life
may exist; A xuai me aisinouiiou tu u
incr creatures under the sea is affected far
more by temperature than by pressure, but
even where me climate is steaaiiy a umo
below the freezing point at the bottom,
there is rich abundance of varied life; 3,
That a vast number of animal forms, hith
erto sapposed to have become extinct in
remote geological periods, are still pre
terved in the sea depths: and 4, That a
VPTV large number of new types have been
discovered, with every indication that these
are merely bb earnest of coming discoveries,
and that "the treasury of the deep is inex
Cube fob Eabache. There is scarcely
any ache to which children are subject so
hd to bear and bo difficult to cure as ear
ache. But there is a remedy never known
tofaiL Take a bit of cotton batting, put
upon it a pinch of black pepper, gather it
nn and t e it dip it in sweet oil, and Insert
it in the ear. Put a flannel bandage over
the head to keep it warm. It will give im
mediate relief. &
B. AeroB has 600 houses to let in
NewY-rk.,. ' '
Mb.' Disraeli's new novel
will be called
"Lothair." : ' : '
: Ltdia Thostpson. denies the Watkins
scandal in London.
. Frrz John Poeteb is engaged in the coal
business in New York. . L' .'
Miss Ibenk Woebell was recently mar
ried to a son of Eddy, the actor.
Mas. F. W. Landeb. the actress, has ar
rived in Boston from Liverpool.
The Rothschild firm netted $1,500,000
in the introduction . oi ma last .ttas&ian
Mn fTT.m.iAS ia about to take C3n-
trol of the Hoboken land and Improvement
company. , . ...
Pbof. Aoassiz contemplates collection of
skeletons of every kind of domestio animal
in the world. - - , !:-. ;
Once Douglas Jerrold waa heard to sayr
"I have known Thackeray 18 years, and
don't know him yet" '
Vaixandioham authorizes his iriends to
... . . - . t ;n i i
n . v that under no circumstances wlu u
a candidate for Congress next falL
EwiN Pebbt, lately convicted of tlie
murder of Thomas Hayes, ' in New York
city, is wor.h $40,000 in Brooklyn real es
state. Miss Bboci, the Virginia authoress, is at
present in Rome with Mrs. Ben Holliday.
Her volume of "American poets" is to ap
pear early in the falL '.
Senatob Thurman. on account of contin
ued ill-health, has left Washington, for his
homo in Ohio, and will remain until ia
condition is improved.
Nellt Pattebson, a negro woman, said
to be 102 years old. was burned to death
while washing on the outskirts of Arueri
cus, Ga., on Tuesday last
Pabepa-Rosa will visit Europe this year,
and organize an Italian opera company for
this country. Her profits from English
opera this season will exceed $100,000.
Miss Annie L. Cast, of Boston, who has
been known in European circles as Mile.
CarL has been engaged by Strakoech ror
three years, to travel in Europe ana Amer
The death is announced of the Mrquis
d'Aux Lescour, formerly, peer of 1 ranee,
offieer ia the body guard of Louis XVHL,
and Charles X., and gentleman of the
chamber to both kings, ' ,
In reference to a story told by a corres
pondent of the Boston Traveler of the pope's
engagement, early life,, to an Irish lady,
which wa prevented by his Jesuit inenna,
the Northern Whig, the leading Belfast pa
per, aays: "There is more truth . in the
foregoing than inmost traveler's tales.'
The lidy refem-d to was Miss -Letitia Fos
ter, daughter of William Foster, bishop of
Cork, and was married to John Henry
North, II. P., of Collon, County Louth."
The following are given in a recently
published work on English surnames as
specimens of the old Puritans in Eoglan.l
about the year 1658. They are taken from
a jurylist in Sussex county, and cannot fail
to cause a smile in our aay: xainwioi
Hewitt Seek-wisdom Wood, Redeemed
Compton, Accepted Trevor, God-reward
Smart Make-peace ' lleaton, rie-couneous
Cole, Repentance Airs, Retura Spelman,
Kill-sin Pimple, Fly-debate. Roberts, Be
faithfol Sinner, Hope-for Bending, Weep
not Billings, Elected Mitchell, Fight-the
good-fight-of-faith White, 8tand-tast-on-high
Stringer, Search-the-Seriptures Mor
ton, The-peace-of-God Knight . , , ,
A ooBBiSPONDENT reports the average
price of votesin a soutnern legislature
at "$11,371 Per dozen. Five per c?nt off
for cash. ? ; -.. . .
"Why do you call me birdie, my dear?'
inquired a wife of her husband. "Because,"
was the answer, 'you are always associ-
ated fh my mind with a bilL"
A good pious Methodist in Parkman
plugged his sap trees recently on Satur
day, to prevent them from running on
Sunday. , ..... , . - - -
'Who's got the measles?" was the insult
ing remark howled - at the Prince of Wales
from the gallery of the Globe Theatre the
A cynical pedagogue gives it as his opin
ion that now-a-daya ladies appear to treat
their waists as vulgar fractions to be re
duced to the lowest terms.
An intelligent gentleman from Germany,
on his firet visit to an American church,
hafi a contribution box with a hole in the
top presented to him, and whispered to the
cclleotor; "I don't got mein bapiere, unt
can't vote." .- ; ; . :
A cocNTBTMAN from Indiana waa in Cin
cinnati a few nights since and thought it
would be smart to accost a eolored damsel
on the street She struck him a stunning
blow under the chin and walked off majes
tically saying, "Who eez decolored troops
didn't fought nobody?"'.. ...
A little girl ia a western town, after
studying for some time a picture of tbe
Magdalen reclining on ner tace ana weep
ing, suddenly mrnea w ner uioiuer auu
exclaimed: 'Jiamma, i know wny jura.
Magdalen is crying. It is because Mr. Mag
dalen does not buy her clothes enough."
Three brothers, bearing a remarkable
resemblance to each other, recently went
into the same barber shop, and on the same
day, to be shaven; one going in the morn-
. . . i a.x. 1-3 - a
mg. the other at noon, ana me miru a
. . ., , . J iV.
night .When tne lasione appeareu, mo
barber, who was a uerman, aroppea nis
. . . . i . j.
razor in astonisnmeni, ama excuumeu;
VeiL dat man has de fastest beard 1 never
saw; I shaves him dis morning, shaves him
at dinner times, and he comes back now
mit bis beard so losg as never vash."
How a book agent succeeded in pushing
his wares out in Minnesota is thus related
by himself; "I went to a lawyer s office
yesterday, and asked if he wanted to sub-
amria for our new dook. ne answer u
so savagely that we got into hard words,
and he finally struck me. I then went to
work and blackened bota his eyes, sioaea
him around his office and down his own
stairs into tbe street and I have just paid
$10 for the fan. . But it has been a good
speculation, as the lawyer is hated by near
ly everybody, and they are so glad he was
kicked that 1 am getting
lots of subscrib-
The Cherokee Rose
ttia lecend of the Cherokee rose is as
pretty as the flower itself. An Indian chief
of the Seminole tribe was taken prisoner
hv his enemies, the Cherokees, and doomea
to torture, but fell so seriously ill that it
homrna necessary to wait for nis restora
tiou to health before committing nun to
the fire. And as he lay prostrated by dis
u in tha cabin of the Cherokee jamor,
the daughter of the latter, a young dark
faced maid, waa his nurse. She fell in love
with the young chieftain, ana winning u,
save his life, urged him to escape; but
h would not do bo unless she would floe
with him. She consented. , Yet before they
had anna far. impelled by eoft regret at
leaving home, she asked permission of her
lover to return, for the purpose of bearing
away some 'memento of it So, retracing
fnohitena. she broke a sprig from the
white rose which climbed up the poles of
her father's tent and, preserving it during
flight through the wilderness, planted
it by the door of her new home in the land
nf tha Seminoles. And from that day this
beautiful flower has always been known be
tween the capes of Florida and throughout
tha Southern States by the name of the
Lake Ontario has not now a side-wheel
atoampr noon its waters that carries the
American flag. .
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. Navigation-The Weather-The Ladies
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. Navigation-The Weather-The Ladies-Trade-J. W. Griswold & Co.-
CHICAGO CORRESPONDENCE. Navigation-The Weather-The Ladies-Trade-J. W. Griswold & Co.-Fast Express Freight-D. B. Fisk &
Chicago, April 15, 1370. Navigation ia re
sumed with much activity. Lumber begins
to come in quite freely, and there are large
daily shipments of giam. Two hundred
thousand bushels of wheat are forwarded per
day, but the shipmentaof corn and other
grams are net as large.
Ine warm, pleasant weatner wj-uaj uaa
brought a great crowd into the streets, and
the principal thoroughfares are thronged
with people, a goodly portion .of whom are
ladies, who take such a day to shop, display
their fine clothes and jewelry, and sun them
selves. - -
The leading business houses here have had
remarkably large trade since the season
fairlv opened. This is especially true of the
Dry-Goods; Millinery and Cloak trade and
perhaps I should . add Hardware and some
other branches and tha dealers in these
goods have never been busier than in the
last two or three weeks, mis nas Deen par
ticularly the case with the wholesale house of
J. W. GRISWOLD & CO.,
at 43 and 50 Avenue,
superior stocks of Cloaks, Cloakmga, KaUons,
Dress Trimmings, Silks, Ouipurt Laces, Arab
Wraps and Ladies Furnishing, are sold at
priced so low as to distance competition, and
attract a very large trade. No house ot the
kind, in the Northwest, compares with it in
the character and extent of its trade.
FAST EXPRESS FREIGHT.
The facilities for the speedy transport
goods from Hew York here have bo improved
that they come through in thirty-seven and a
half hours. The merchant can transmit his
order by telegraph Friday night, on Satur
day his order is tilled by the importer, and at
$ pi bl the goods are consigned to the Adams
Express Company, ana Deiore Dusiness nours
on Monday morning they are delivered to the
consignor's store, in this city, oo that he can
have the sales or tne nm nee aays or ine
week tO guide bim in making his orders for
the next week.
D. B. FISk & CO.
have done this, this season, so that notwith
standing the rush of customers and their
immense trade, tney nave now aiaiierana
completer stock than at their first opening.
Thin id one reason of their unprecedented
success. They sent a large order by tele
graph, last night and will have fresh goods
next Monday morning for the week. '
There haa been a large attendance at the
principal places of amusement the past week;
I'art-pa Bona and Harsee have been tha at
tractions at the Opera House, and "Uncle
Dick's raTlina" and "That Terrible Tinker
at Aiken's Museum. Hacket and Vandenhofl
are to biing out Henry IY. at the Opera
Houae next week. . B.
Eveby Dat Beings Fobth new testimony to
the efficacy of that well-known remedy. Hoof
land's German Bitters. . Many thousand of
persons who are to-day suffering from disor
ders of the digestive organs, who are emacia
ted, weak, and unable to attend to their busi
ness, cuull sood become well, hearty and ro
bust, bv tbe use of a. few bottles of this Bit
ters. Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, and De
bility of the System, soon vanish before
this powerful remedy. Its effects are almost
Hon. James Boss Snowden,- ProthonoUry
of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, writes:
fHIXADELPHIA, Kept. 14th, 1S67.
Hoofland's German Bitters is a very useful
ai ticlo as a tonic, and as aa appetizer. It is
iot an intoxicating drink, and may be used
beneficially by persons of all ages. .
J as. Boss Snowdex.
Tha liiirh character of those who testifv to
the merits of Hoofland's Bitters, should in
duce, the most sceptical to give it a fair trial.
Hooflaad's Uerman Bitters ia free from any
Hoofland's German Tonic is a combination
of the ingredients of Hoofland's Bitters with
pure Hants cruz finm, orange, anise, etc.,
making a pleasant and agrteabie preparation
for those requiring an alcoholio stimulus,
medicinally combined. '
A Few Wobds of Weight. "Do you mean
to say, madam, that he has taken no other
This question was asked the other day in
relation to a young man, "the only son of a
widow," who was then rapidly recovering
from a state of absolute prostration, occa
sioned by chronio indigestion. It was asked
by a friend of the family of the invalid's
mother, Mrs. Kkrnan, 95 Abingdon Square,
The medicine referred to was Plantation
Bitters. "I do mean it,M replied Mrs: K.:
We had tried twenty other remedies bvfore.
without the slightest benefit; but we tried
none aftewards, for the Bitters proved ail
The lady herself ta the authority for this
statement; and she further states her belief
that the restorative in question is the best
tonic and invigorator ever admirustered.
Twenty-five cents will buy a packet of Sea
Moss Fabtse of your grocer or Druggist
which, in ten minutes, will make sixteen
quarts of Blanc Mange, Puddings, Custards,
If too do not feel well you send for a doc
tor, he calls upon you, looks wise, scrawls
some hieroglyphics upon a piece of paper
which vou take to a druz store and there pay
50 cts. to $1.00, besides the doctor's fee, for a
remedy nine times out or ten not nan so
good as Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, which
coeU but 25 cts. per box. Do you think the
former the best, because you pay the most
for it ? If you do, we advise you to use, Just
as aa experiment, tne morse's inaian rtooi
Pills. They are prepared from a formula
pronounced by the most learned physicians
of onr country to be the best and most uni
versal of family medicines. The Morse's
Indian Boot IIUs cure headache, Liver Com
plaints, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Female
Irregularities, Ac, and are put up both
sugar-coated and plain. . Give them a trial.
Sold by all dealers.
Is kttcbebs there Is safety. It was upon
this principle that the formula of Judson'a
Mountain Herb Pills was prepared. Dr. Jud
son, intending to spend a fortune m advertis
ing his pills, submitted his recipe to the re-
vioion of the most intelligent and learned
physicians of the age, and the result is a
simple but most emcacious meaicine tne
Jud.n's Mountain Herb Pills. They purify
the blood, remove all obstructions, cleanse
the skin of all nimnles and blotches, and are
perfectly sure and safe in thair operation.
The JadMn Mountain Herb Pills cure Bilious -
neaa, iemale Irregularities, Aieauacne, ana
many of the diseases arising from impure
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Judson's Mo jnlain Herb Puis, and when yoq
have proved their virtue recommend Bm
your friends. They are both eugar-oo
and plain. For sale everywhere. ' .
- O I wealth of woman wonderful I '
O I crown of honor 1" . ,
The most beautiful crown to deck the head
of a woman is a profuairn of long, dark.
glossy hair. The production of such hair w
wonaenuuy lacimatea Dyin cieanxmg uu
stimula ing properties of King's Vegetable
Ambrosia, which Is finding its way to the toi
let cases of all American ladies.
Agents Wanted To sell our Patent Metal
Sign and Door Plates. Agents are making
from $10 to $20 Der day. Send yonr name
and 50 cents for a sample, which sells reaouy
for two dollars. Address E. SDancrenburg a
Co., Patent Attorneys and Manulacturers ol
Patents, Ko. ail a. 4tn street. Dr. iiui. mo.
Pe&siks. Stkbn A Co.b Pacific Wine BMers
are endorsed by tbe leading medical fraternity
to be the best and purest in us . For sale by
all druggists and grocers, and wholesale 34
and 36 JUa sane street, umcago. . . '.
The CniABD Mail Line of Steamships leave
weekly from Mew xork. Liverpool and
Qneenetown. Agents in all the principal
cities of the Northwest 8. Bowe, General
Western Agent. Mo. a I .alio street umcago.
Hcelbct A Edsalls, leading wholenal
druggiats of the Northwest, corner Lax
street and Wabash avenue Chicago.
The Memphis Sun publishes th following
diaoatch from Shelbwille. Ind. dated the
14th; Miss Dr. Walker waa delivering a
lectire here last night when some men in
duced a deaf-mute boy to steal behind her
and stick pins in her limbs. After lecture,
some parties -cot into a row concerning it
in which the ex-sheriff of this eounty was
was shot and another man fatally wound
ed by a blow on the head with an ice pick.
The following advice ia from a New York
paper: Press on, young man, though you
be poor. We know a youth who, with only
his two hands and a crowbar, opened
jewelry store, and aow he ia now living in
a fine stone residence in 8ing Sing,
For the Boys and Girls.
i Little tongues (hat ehattor, chatter,
Little feet that patter, patter.
With a eeaeelees motion, ail the day; -Little
eres tfcst softly tighten, '
Little cheeka that flash and brighten.
Little voioea staging at their play,
' In my memory awake, ' ' ' '
i Though of one vho hat been taken, "
Of a Uttle heart that beats no more
Of a little voice that's ringing,
' 'Slid the angels sweetly unguis .
Songs of glide on a dlrtant aUore.
BY HERACLITUS GREY.
In olden times there lived a man "tril '
Jorry, in a little village a good ways fl
from a great city called London-town.
Now Jorry had a little farm ; so one day
he drove a p'g through tha village to sail it
to mine host pf the Inn. ..
And so he came to hear the great news
that a certain general had von, a great bat
tie, and had been made a Lord by tha
- "No such luck happens to me," thought
Farmer Jorry, "nor ever will while I Hv ia
this poor hole of a place. I am tired of it'
Here I have one house, one cow, one pig,
one wife, one child, and one decent coat '
Who is to know how many I might hate
if I were only in that wonderful London
town?" What is the matter with yon, Jorry?
asked his wife, when he went home to din
ner. "Why do you look so glum?"
"Well I may r answered he. "If I wera '
in London-town, I might be a gen raL or a
judge, or a noble, . and marry a fine lady,
and live in a palace; but no good luck ever
comes tome hereP'
' "Marry a fine ladyr cried tha wife. -"What
are-you tired of me?"
"That am I ; and of my cow, and of my
old brown horse, and everything else,"said
At these words the poor wife burst into
Without more ado, Jorry got up, aa &
went out, and saddled his old brown horse, -and
rode off down the road.
"Oh, dear! oh, my t oh, lor T sobbed tha
good wife; "what can have come to my .
Jorry? But I d-ure say he will be home by
and-by, so I will cook a good supper."
But off roda Jorry on his old brows,
horse, and kept the road to London-town.
"I wonder I never 'thought of this be
fore," said he to himself. The Queen
will soon see how clever I am, and make a
lord of me."
In four hours he jogged into a certain
town where there was a market-place, with .
a tall church on one side, and an inn on
"Is this London-town?" said he.
"No," said mine host of the inn; "London-town
is four off."
"Which way?" asked Jerry.
Mine host pointed straight .Jnog tha 1
Now on the top of the church waa a cer
tain big arrow set up on a long spike; and
this arrow was pointing straight down tha
oad to Jjondon town. ,
i "I need not have asked " thought Far-..
mer Jorry; "this arrow is set np to point ,
"If yon are for London-town to-night.
said the host "you had better come in and
drink a pot of ale, and let your horse have
"That is a good thought of jours, neigh- -
bor," answered Jorry? "so I will."
So Jorry drank a pot of ale, and talked
over the great news. :
And then he got up on his old brown
There- was no need to ask tbe way; ha
looked up to tbe great arrow, and took tha
road it pointed to. .
After he had jogged on an hoar, ha be
gan to look round.
"Why," thought he, "I oouLi swear-
only it is wicked that I have seen this road
before ; but after all, one road la very much
like another." ." i
So on he jogged for another hoar.
"Why " thought he, "I could swear I
have seen this river before only it ia wick
ed, so I won't; and after all, one mer ia
very much like another." On ha jogged
one hour more.
"Why, I could swear I have seen that '
hill before," said he to himself, "bat I know
I ought not; and after all, one hill ia
very much like another."
In one hour more he jogged into a cer
tain small village.
"Why, thought ha. "I could swear this
u not London-town, but the arrow pointed
this why, and it is now four hours; and
after all, one place is very much like an
other" By this time it was dark, and lata, and '
all the lights but one wera put out in tha
Now as the old horse cams jogging
along, the door opening where this light
was shining, and a little boy ran out, and
a woman stood at the door, and asked Jor
ry to come iu.
Well,- thought he, "l could awear l
have seen that woman before, and that
child; but after all, one woman ia very
much like another, and children are au .
bo, as he saw a good supper on tne ta
ble, and as he began to feel tired of his
journey, he thought he might aa well gat .
And get down he did, and ate a good -
supper too, and never made a long journey
"For," said he, "what is the use? One
place seems exactly like another." ' '
The Dog That Collected Missionary
Now, don't laugh. Hera ia what an
English gentleman says:
" 'I was at one of the seaport towns on ,
the eoast of Kent the other day, and. walk
ing along the principle street I observed a
large-sized and nice-looking dog following
close behind me. Not taking any noUoa
of him at the moment I went on till I came
to a shop at which I had to call, where my
newly found companion followed ma in, .
and then stoodJ patiently Icoking up into
my face, as much as to say: "I think you
have got something for me. ! thought ha
was rather - a fanny fellow, bat my mend
the ' shopkeeper knew him directly, and
called out: "What Bob, begging aain?''
I Mn found out what ha waa begging for;
my friend told me that he bad got a mis
sionary box, and that he went up to every "
stranger who came into tha town for a pen
ny. ... -
. il . a.
"Bob waa so successful last year, mat
when his box was opened it was found to '
contain no less than eighteen shillings, all
collected by himself. X gave ram apenny, f
which he took in his monm, ana witn a
nod of his head, which I suppose waa his '
way of saying "Thank you," he trotted off,
wagging his bushy tail as if pleased aa I
dare say he was that he had secured an-
other penny for his missionary box.
- But Bob, like alt of us who try to. be :
good and to do good, was liable to tempta
''We must see him past tha bakera
shop,' said my friend, or the penny may '
go to the wrong place. ' .' --. "
- 'Now, it appears that Bob, besides be
ing fond of the missionary box, ia also fond
of biscuits; and, I am sorry to say, he haa
sometimes been known to spend the penny,
instead of taking it straight home. So we
watched him along the street -when all at
once, just opposite the baker's shop, he
btunped short and seemed aa if thisUng
whether he should go past or not-.
'However, we called after nun, ."uo .
home. Bob; go home, good dog? and away
he went as though be had got over we
temptation, and would not reat till ha had
dropped the penny Into his missionary
box." ...... . . .-,
A Patent Gnu. There ia being finished
at the Scott works in Beading, Fa., a gun .
for the French government, which will, ac
cording to the ideas of the patentee, excel
all guns ever manufactured. The bora ia
eleven feet one and a half inches in length.
and is rifled; the outside length. Including :
the cap, is eleven feet six inches, and ia
calculated to throw a ball six Inches in
diameter, a distance of twelve miiaa. ' Un
one side of this cannon are four chambers,
each of which will hold seven pounds of
powder. Two pounds of powder will bo
E laced iu the breech of the gun; and tha
all rammed tightly upon it; when fired
the powder in the chamber explodes suc
cessively, givibg ,a rt-at impetus to tha
balL The gun tit be finished in the cour
of six weeks, when it will be at onca ahip
ped to its destination. The patentee calls
it a patent accelerating rifled gun.
A membeb of the Mississippi Legislature
arose the other day to advocate mepaasaga
of a bill for the reclamation of the
lands of the Mississippi valley, and thaa
began : "Mr. President-All life begin and
centres in God. Godia tha centra of tha
life of all pace," , .