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Poetry. From the Nation.
Poetry. From the Nation. IN MAY.
Poetry. From the Nation. IN MAY. BY ROBERT WEEKS.
' -' Now thai the green hillside has quite
Forgot that U ni ever white.
With quivering t c Clothed upon,
And dandelion in rite the ran,
?Aod oolacubinea hsve fbnel a wmy jt
.. flTo wrcoir tb.hwd and pray
1 Old rocka which also f 1 tiie Spring,
Ana c:ro anaee cwiagaaa -Jiig:
.jn bougis which wsrec tirat laie, -t
And bee become importunate.
And butterfllee are quite at ease
Upon the well contented breeze.
Which only la enough to make
A shadowy laughter oa the lake.
And all tne cloade-that here and there
Are floating, melting la the air.
Are such aa beautify the blue,
Sow, what ia worthier, May, than yon
O'altiBT'prsirt, of aa my ttrve, .. -r'
V " xcept whom yon remind me of T "
eM a "
Selected Miscellany. AN EXPRESS MESSENGER'S STORY.
' In di Bummer of 1863 I was -flerving as J
- messenger on too; An'18" ua American
(nov called Canadian) Express. My route
Jay between PoiUapd, and, South Paris,
l.lbecghtDy oiSce -was ia 'orvaT mile
- and b halt distant frdnf the lattir station,
between which two points I trayeled with
Bij owBtoAm. Afi Ahreevand sometimes
Tor 4iBs -of age-on&eoted -with 'the
Grand Trunk road at South Paris, through
,v all of iWhiuh. our express xiid boaaeea,' my
route was an importanl and a responsible
- Ivte oa Stur4ft?r Augasi SOtkf I ate
rcydinn$f, -aodtbea went Jnta the Port-
land office to get my freight and my orders
for tne country. After the porter had taken
out the Tairony-artioicB consigned to my
charge, Mr. rTindle, our agent, called me
tohis oesk.'and sxhiitea a packafca, idi-
-reoiedio a p&itf in SoutKParis,eoataining
three thousand dollars. - . ,
"Do you knowtb&t man 7" he asked ma,
pointing to the superscription.
Yes." said L ;
How far from your depot? 1
, - , VA mile and a half, Ishould think,.on
; th old Rumford road. " ' ' "
- .KWfB." he tmrsued. - "I dont eare 'to
' hre thlslay over at th depot, and you'd
' better delirer it -yourselt" -" '
ZZ I told him I would do sal: ; .-11
I may here remark that we had no regu
lar ofl5ce at South Pans. It was my cus
tom to deliver such matter as was consign
ed to parties living "in the village, within a
radius 6f half a mile dr "soj while parcels
goingbeyo&d these Amits-1 .usually left
with the station master to be called for.
And so, even at Norway, it was understood
t 1 by jour patrons thatrwB xlid not deliver ex
press matter beyond the limits of the vil-
C lage corporation-. -.. i. . v -i -As
I was leaving the office, I observed
. , one of the porters, assisted by a clerk, lift
ing a soldier into the wagon of the Kenne-
bee Express. . Said soldiers, right leg was
swathed in thick bandages from the knee to
, , the toes, and he. hobbled upon crutches;
-?bia Hniform was" worn : and "soiled, and be
appeared to be one who had seen hard 6er-
' viee. ' "'z.tijy)
'Poor fellow, said the clerk, as he met
t-1? mftmpon-the sidewalk. -. 'He'i got;two
minnie balls through his leg wounded at
Gettysburg. . He started down from the In
ternational for the depot ononis crotches,
but he gave out here." J
At that time, whe the- great battle was
yet a thing of the present, a hero of Gettys
burg was an object ef interest to me; and I
felt almost ; like taking off my hat to the
warn-worn and shatter eaveteran; but he
had gained his seat, and was driven away
before I -had -opportuniry to salute him'
. At the 'depot 1 saw my freight safely in
the car, and after had started I took a
turn through the train. .. I found our Get-
' tysburg hero in the forward car; occupying
a whole seat, with the rim of his old
slouched hat pulled" down over bis face,
probably asleep. Poor fellow ! He was
C j weak: ana weary. . . ; -i
We arrived at South Paris at half-past
three p. m., where I found my team wait-J
ing for me a common express wagon
drawn by a horse which J considered as
rather "superiof to express Worses'! in gen
ef&L As -the last package wapiaofel in the
wagon, I observed the veteran of Gettys-
- burg hobbling toward me, on the platform.
: I had strapped up the tailboard and was
- on tha way to my seat, when ha addressed
"'5 me: , J - - - izar. '
"Say, my friend which way ye going?" '
"Just round thejgijlage, to delivar
freight," I told him.
- He looked disappointed. . .
l"l?yte? ia "hopes, hi aid, "that I
Eumford road a piece,- My leg is about
- -.i a . ;
I remembered Vc'epackage'VJ lad to
'deliver on the teta'e Toiad,1 and I told him Xt
he TBdi't biini tiding tooand. throuRh- the j
efiW iSrSm- far-s
C village; I WoAlir t&ie -h im tg far -as the old"
Jordan Placa.ci BaBaidthatJMi.wouia be a
. greatiielptofcia rsS4 with .thassistanoe
fth4sta.tjQar baggage; master, JJie"ped
);bim t& 'hia eafc- -Ha wa j iarge heavy
jitMt, and as b seemeq una&ie to iieip nun
. self in climting,'the ,labor cf Jicisfcing; hi 32
tlup was not a light one.4 ' . "v
'i "I shall cdme -down1 easier, 'he snid,
-f ii fAH Aghl,I!repliea,''as-I took'!riy;8eat
tf'4xv his tide.'; ai ix-U' .ttiavt
wKuu1.11 ."","' .r ."f'fr" T
mada qmii -woriraf AtHml&gl2 itoffj
it, the village, and ween we naa strucK tne
old road beyond I asked my companion his
name. He said it was John Smith. Then
I led him to tell me of his experience in the
- army? etcf more particularly at Gettysburg.
He said ha was Maine boy but was not
in a Maine regiment. He was in Ohio'
: when he enlisted, and joined a regiment in
: '.that State.' . ' V ; '. " -, . '. " - "
' - I asted him which one. ' - " " .. , ' ;
"He told me thePorty-eighth.--;' -,.'.
Xfcie staggered me; I proceeded 'with
- - say questions and era long had gained from
i s him all ha ' knew of Gettysburg; and more
t.-;toa-?-: ; -? if
t4: I dont like to be sold: but I had been sold
" now, certainly. The man by my side was
-1 1 r. v. tni tut
m UUJllUUg. 1U UiD iUOb piavo, a. auow hum
the Forty-eighth Ohio was at VickBburg,
witb Gran t,'w tile " Gettysburg was being
fought And then I had heard the whole
story of Gettyefctrrg from wtmndedrofSoers
shoj. tad.fiom 4rora lhejeld; aid? this
man'a otrwwr wao nnf 1 i Ira t V) A fitlTV f Kwe v" Yl fJ
told. I had made up my mind that the
i-l fellow was a Sucker" ora-Spongewhen
I was interrupted in' my meditations by s
C j snfiden; lurch o the vagoh; one of the
wheels having dropped into a slough-hole
- , upon that side on which tha war-worn and
shattered hero feaL" ' I expected, when I
r had recovered my own balance, to aee him
' pitched from his perch; but not so," I saw
that bandaged leg, wbif firstad been as
- useless as a dead - iattansi leg, - suddenly
straightened out; the , swathed foot was
r-3 planted flaQy and sqiiarelynpos tb bcarjj..
ana wim a iau precis ur upu m uibk1"04
ha beid.',tuaweir, ana -regaiaea tas
-v- rl pretended not to notices but I had no
v ticed and reflected That right leg, so
carefully Bursed,t was -as. , stout, .-and as
, , strong, and as free for use as my own. Had
c the fellow taken all this trouble of decep
tion forhe. sole, purpose of getting a ride?
I could not -believe it " Had he done it for
CD the purpose of exciting - sympathy that he
might beg with better success? He did not
C O l&ok like srmaa prone t beg. .Then why
I had been ia ,ciy present- position 01
messenger nearly two years, and as-1 never
went upon my route witaont more or less
money entrusted to my care, I had learned
to be suspicious. . This man bad been pre
sent when Prindle gave me the money pack
age of three thousand dollars, and had prob
ably overneanntie'ageat s directions, iie
meant to rob me. or he had come with - me
for that purpose. -' I looked into his face;
and tow that Ijfegarded him ho more as a
waf.rora Jeteian- imiito, 1: tuscoverea
Tnim to be an ngly and repulsive 1 coking-
person. And he was a powerful fellow, to
boot I shouTd say.'alaiost twice as heavy
' .as myself.- tJutl.wasnot to- remain long
"We had entered a secluded part of the
road, wun a deep wood upon my leu band
when my companied draw a revolver from
his pocket ana pointed the muzzle towards
"Oiv me tnat poctet-book: of yours" he
4omsQan4ecL "Dont make no words! Give
ii ur ordie! -JQurck?"-' '
M J pocket-book, Jbeside the three thou
sand 'dollar package, contained full two
thousand, dollars belonging ".to parties; In
Nrwav. Myinstinot was born cf office. I
. fiidcgfet mtr6 ot the property nfJ-usted to
tot care than of mvself. - tjast then I beard
i wagon wheels in the dis tan oe something
' coming' tip behind us; " Should I try and
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M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, ;MAY 27,
WHOLE NO. 193.
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wait for the coining team, 6r should I try
and gain the, next LougeV J ust beyond was
tb "brow of -the hill ana at the foot of the
hill a farm-houBfl.'-. I s track my horse with
the whip, and as he- leaped from under the
bww -the rufiiaa eattat tne T-arwitB One
hand- crosped coy throat with, the other,
the pistol fallincf trpon the footboard as he
did Bo." As aoon as he had given my cravat
a twist or two that stopped my breath, ne
let go tha reins and made a grasp for my
roeketbook. thinkine. bo doubt, to seize
it, then' leap from the wagon and make for
the woods. And this he might have done
but for an accident, for he was a perfect
Hercules in comparison with me. '
When my assailant let go the reins I had
sense enough to catch one of them tne
near rein and cave it a smart puD, which
movement brought the horse so suddenly
to the left that the wagon .overturned, and
we split out into a muddy' ditch I upon
the ton of the robber, via the course of
mvstruccles mv cravat cave way, and I
was for a moment free; but the burly ras
cal caught me by the leg, and had brought
me to the earth, when the team that had
followed us drove' up and I recognized
Sumner Burnham and his son two of the
best detective officers in the State. "
My friend "had not' thought oftheap
pvaaobing wagba; but Tie saw It now "and
when he j observed; it had stopped be
would have leaped away; but now it was
my turn to try the leg . game; and I caught
him by the ankle and tripped him up; and
before be could regain his feet (Jtho was
poh him, and very shortly afterward old
Sumner himself, with his two hundred and
eighty pounds Of eompact, leviathan cor
porosity, laid his huge hand upon the vil
lain s shoulder. - - "
'"Welh " well, tny boy," said Burnham,
when "he looked into my hero's face, "I'm
afraid I've interrupted another ofyourlit-tla-
ganea. What were-yw up- to here?"
As he spoke he snapped a pair of handcuffs
upon my war-wern veteran'B wrists.
The - latter gave -one more look into the
ruddy face of the Cyclopean officer, and
I told my fitcry in a ery few words, af
ter whicn Mi. Eurnhanv informed me tnat
myjiero was a notorious "rogue. He"bad
never been to tne war,- but naa eniistea
four several .times, and ""jumped" a big
bounty each time. He had also robbed a
sutler at Augusta, and done various other
wicked thing A telegram had been sent
from Portlaui to Norway,- informing Burn
ham the rascal was on the outward-bound
?fThe' telegram did not reach tne. aaid
Mr! Barnham," 'until after the train had
left South Paris. 71 telegraphed to Bryant's
Pond and to Bethel, anil was thinking to
wait f oi -the next freight train, when Dun
ham, tha bagH&gemasteC told me of the
mn.fi who had riddtn off .with von. ,hen
he had described him I knew you had my
min; a I had; only to find your track in
order fcr-be Bure of his." ' r-r
I wiltnly add that aiyv wagon was: not
seriouBTy dauased, and -while the officers
turned bact iDth the bounty-iamping, sut
ler-fobbing hero, I drova-on, and delivered
the" money-package safely to its owner; and
furthermore; that from, thai day to this I
have made it a rule never to allow a stran
ger a seat by my side inpon my expiess
wagon. - .-i
Spring Fashions for 1870.
"rlr, g ' Z L '
old4tdo "I .mtome the fhf fur-
The p-eatestenemj of virtue fashion.
Fashion Is thedevil in , disguise, "seeking
the souls of men and women. "One may
as well be- out of the world as out of the
fashion," is too well believed, (judgiug from
actions, and. "actions speak louder -than
words. ') Could that young lady but know
that the "love of a hat," gorgeous dress"
and costly jewelrv she wears, at a ruinous
expense to her dear Pa, in order to catch a
husband, is an insurmountable, barrier be
tween her and her oieetTiitthinkS. that
clear and birdlike voice woul deaden, and
that countenance all arlow with costly
whiting, and those eyes lit fp with hope
that sbois making the'v; iLaeired impression
on 7utarC would become as dull as lead,
for the first, thought that enters his mind
is, "How can I, with my small, honestly
earned Jaagesi support that extravagance,
to say nothing of the rent of a house at a
"l i""; ! r r
niture,. norses, carriages andservaats?
but there is no need -01 r enumerating, tor
he has given it all up with a leep groan in
spirit, and she retires to the home ol her
K la Tcn arc ?tcrr(u1 frntn raannnir.
threfore,by fashion; hence, .thousands of
beAoiifal and accomplished young' ladies
must fall victims to .the inevitable result.
O, thou fell monster, Fashion ! 1 1 when
wilt thou relinquish thy grasp upon the
Virtue an3 Titais of thy subjects ? Usfen !
Not until It fe "Insurance? sbafl have tri
umphed over Fashion, by nsing the pres
ent surplus earning to protect those de
pendent upon aS .frornVruin; rather than
spending it on Fashion, which hastens their
j"ruBtt9eenabye.s !"! :!
ber, when a man might be saved in heaven
and look down from his blissful abode, and
see his wife in the poor-house, his son on
ihe gallows, and his. 'daughter in a house
o ill-fame, all driven there by. want of t&e
nece'ssaries'of fife', after their provider was
taken from them. It is a serious question
for every head of a family to solve, wheth
er in this age of light and Life Insurance,
a man could be saved, alter, thua per vert-fng-Goa's"
own "ordinance (marriage),' rath
er than encouraging an humble, economi
cal beginning, which is the only stepping
stone to happiness and heaven.
Wera wesked -by the-jubEe wiiat Com
pany toT insure T?'w would" say, the
Knicxebbocker, of New York, Erastus Ly
man, President;"the Western Department
of which is managed by S. A MaItison,
Noa-fiea'ahd 168 EafcdoJjTh street, Chicago,-
where Policies are issued and Losses
paid same as in New York. -t .
z We understand ha needs-, a few more
Number One Agents in the fourteen States
and Territories nnder his care. Write him
for Jais'MLjadTGray,''. Startling Tacts.".
Spring Fashions for 1870. "Blood" Will Tell.
Peerage, gives the' following!, ac-
TV, a 1011 Mall n7sffa in ft nntirA nf
count of the origin of some of the noble
families of England: "Ths founders of the
families of . some of the . present Earls of
Essex and Craven were William Capet a
draper, and Wpiam Craven, a tailor. The
modern Dukes of Norfeumbtrland derive
their male descent from Hugh Smithson,
an apothecary; and- the 'modern ;Earls of
warwiCK rroci' 1111am crrevnie, - a- wuui
stapler. The Earls of Dartmouth, Eadnor,
Ducie, Pomfrey, Tankerville, and Coventry
are descended from a skinner, a siik work
er, a tailor, -a C&LiiBjueraLant, and the two
latter from mercers. " The ancestors of the
Earls of Dudley and-jtomney were -jewelers
and goldsmiths, and those" bf the Duke
of Leeds," the Earls of Cowper,' Fitzwilliam
and Darnley, Lords Dormer, Leigh, Hill,
Dacre, WHloughby de Eresby and Carrtng
ton were all tradesma o( one kind or an-
other. Lord Ashburton, Lord Overstone
Lord Belper and Lord Wolverton are in
stances in our own day or merchants, man
ufacturers and bankers . who have been
raised to the Peerage." - ., . ;
Thb editor of tha "Democrat" Davenport.
Iowa, endorsee Hoofland's Gfcrinaa Bitters, in
tDe commns or. his paper, as follows:
Hooflutd's Hitters. Ia another column
wilt be found the" advertisement of thii eter
ling remedy. To it, the writer ef this notice
owes bis health. Having onf-beea complete
ly proatrated ty dkeases'ojatricted in cam
paigns in Louisiana and M".of isaippi, we were
unable to raisin oar health by following reg.
nlar remedies, but wera aured by a lew bottles
of this medicine. . s. t-.y- r- :
It is tne rreatest Known ionic, ani 13 en
tirely free from U aleoholiif admixture
,nnatid'i Qannaa TonJa Isaoombiaition
of all the" incredients of the Bitters, wvik
pure Santa Cruz Bum, orange, apuie, et.'.,
rnkung a preparation or rare meaicw Taiao.
It is need ia eases wnere aomaalcoholie stim
ulus is necessary. . t .
Pacssnro's Celebrated Cider Vinegar is the
best in the market Ask your grocer for it
A FIERY SCOURGE.
Acres of Woods, Wrapped in Flames.
From the New York Times, 11th.
During the past week immense leases
have been caused by the extensive fir
which have raged in the mountains of Dela
ware, Sullivan and Orange Counties, New
York, 'and Pike and Sussex Counties in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey. . Thousands
of dollars' worth of property have been
destroyed by the devouring element and
in many parts hundreds of acres of young
timber-land have been burned over, and
the timber partially destroyed or its growth
retarded for years to come. ,
The scene during the past week at Port
Jervis, which village is bemmed in by
mountains which tower high on every side,
was grand. - Point Peter and Mount Wil
liam, which form the back-ground of the
place, were lit up, and aa the fire-ran up
the mo an tain side" and circled-round the
brow, the scene at night was irrepressibly
grand. '. In some places where the houses
were ranged along the foot of and moun
tain it was with difficulty that they were
saved. - " . . i
The Shawangunk Mount&Ias to the east
of the village wera on fire at the same time
in different directions for miles, and in
many places coulil" be seen, walls of. fire
running frpm the ErieEallway track at the
foot of the mountains to their very sum
mit Hundreds of cords of wood were
licked up by 'the destructive element and
fences shared the same fate. Messrs.
Dodge & Beyea, of Ottsville, lose over
four hundred cprds of wood, while other
parties are" sufferers to less amoustav t
In SuJivan county the damage was even
greater than in Orange. This county is
one vast tract, of timber land, and here
and there numerous saw-mills are in opera
tion preparing the felled trees for the mar
ket The immense forests have been great
sufferers by the fire, and large quantities of
bark for the Sullivan county tanneries have
been destroyed.' " j ' - -
At FowlerviUe, Sullivan county, the saw
mill and two dwellings belonging to the
Messrs. Ferguson, were totally destroyed
by fire on Sin day of last week. It appears
that while the families were at church, the
wind prevailing at the time blew the fire in
the direction of the saw-mili, - which, was
speedily enveloped in flames, and in a few
moments it extended to the two dwellings
in close proximity. When the families re
turned their homes and property lay a
anoking ruin. The value of the mill and
dwellings was between $20, OOGfcnd $30, OUO.
The nrcs in Delaware county, on the line
of the Erie. Eailway, west of Port Jervis,
were no lees disastrous than in auluvan
county. .In several instances dwelling
houses took fire, the flames being commu
nicated by the "leaves which were thickly
spread around, and which were dry and
burned like tinder. ' - .
Near Deposit N. Y., the fires jaged with
great violence.. - At night, the heavens were
Llighted up with the glare of , the conflagra
tion vand at tunes, as the names ascended
to the hill-tops and jutting headlands, the
view was grand as well as terrible. Such
was the spectacle as witnessed from De
posit on Sunday night of last week. . All
day a fire had been running through the
woods on what ; is known as Bed ' Hill,., a
round mountain peak three miles 1 distant
ALdusk the fire had made a circuit and,
as -darkness settled .down, -a' complete
girdle of flame surrounded the mountain.
Ihe .brie Jiauway Company have- met
with large losses in the , burning of cord
wood. On. Sunday a wood-pile at Kirk
wood, belonging to them, containing op
ward of lt200 cords, was burned.' Trains
were detained five or six hours.
On Monday 600 eof da of wood", owned by
the Erie Company, took- fire at Narrows
burg, and ware completely destroyed. - The
fast train: west and the mail train were de
tained two hoars. -' .-..-
On Monday a fallow was burned on the
hill toward the summit on the 'Erie Eail
way, and the express train" from"' the west,
as it descended the grade, was compelled
to run a gauntlet of fire and Bmoke.'
On lueaday morning of last week tne
house of Artel,- on Cold Spring. Brook,
Delaware county, was' consumed by a fire
caused "by "sparks from the woods light
ing on the root, T.he loss was oyer $3,009.
a brotnewn-iaw or air. Aitei in neiping
to save the furniture, had one of his fingers
broken. ' A young man named Axtel, who
was piowmg in a field, lost all his clothing
except the pantaloons, boots and shirt he
had on. 1 '.."".' '- " , .
On , Sunday morning the house of Bod-
man Orwen, in Sanford, Delaware county,
caught fire, but was saved before the flames
had made much headway. -, '
The same day a fire - broke out in the
woods in Sand Pond, Delaware county,
which burned a house belonging to Galla
her fc Dailey, and a field of oats containing
about twelve acres. This was owing to
the rotten wood which was left on the new
croond. upon which the oats were . sown.
John Smith. livinKpnhafer Hill, lost
large quantity of wood and railroad ties.
On Thursday afternoon a fire was dis
covered -in the woods in the-rear of Pine
Grove School-house by two or three boys.
Two of the boys commenced digging a
trench in the leaves with their hands,
while the other went t the village for help.
By this trench the boys kept back the fixe
until assistance came, when the fire was
surrounded and at last died out
A fire has been burning in a tract of land
owned by Devereux & Clark, in the vicinity
of Rood s Pond,- in -Tompkins, - Delaware
County, which has swept over five hun
dred acres of land, almost completely de
stroying the timber, and burning a house
belonging to Horace Benjamin.
Devoe- & Clark, 01 deposit, are among
the sufferers by thefiia, - .
In Pike County, Pennsylvania, consider
able damage has beea done by the fires,
and also in Sussex Co., N. J., but the loss
es do not compare - with those of Sullivan
and Delaware counties. ' The rains of M 611
day and Tuesday of this week quenohed
the names. - - ..
A Fearful Scene.
Whatever mav be the punishments of a
future existence? there are some aafferers
who nave fiponenced a ram of fire and
brimstone ' in this. A correspondent in
the Gaboon, West Africa, furnishes us with
details. Buildings in that region are con
structed of bamboo, and are consequently
about as combustible as haystacks,, and
this is true even of the "factories'' or com
mercial, establishments and warehouses.
A little after midnight on the 9tn of .Feb
ruary, a lactory took nre, in wmcn were
stored. three tuns of gunpowder in kegs.
A terrific explosion occurred within ten
minutes after the discovery of the fire.
Large cakes of powder were thrown into
the air, and after falling, ignited; thus Bet
ting fire to the roofs of all the buildings
in the " neighborhood. The destruc
tion was .widely spread by a very
hieh" wind. -Ten thousand . gallons of
rum and 300 cases of gin taking fire, pour
ed themselves out in sheets of flame
that ran down to the river, and quantities
ol fish.who.werQ.. not, .accustomed, to-inv
bibing crambambvli, were . picked up next
morning on the shore. The Tribune, in the
year 1859, recorded a romantio marriage of
an -African prince with the daughter of an
American farmer. '1 his lady s residence in
the Gaboon was not more -than 90 feet to
windward of the place of storage of the
gunpowder. Having been awakened by the
alarm of fire, she was in tne act or remov
ing soBe valuables fronai her house at the
moment of 'the explosion.1 The powder
ken came down in fragments, successively,
and she was knocked down several times
by the blazing missiles before escaping to a
place of; safety. Some property pf the
American Missions was destroyed,, and an
opportunity afforded for a Bermon on the
catastrophe of Sodom and Gomorrah. i.
T, Triburu. . " . . . -;
' Tax papers announce the" death of Mrs.
Lever, wife of the novelist at Trieste; that
of Eliza Stuart Costello, author of ."Jacques
Ceeur" and of many works of historic in
terest at Jtiouiogne-sor-Aler. '
A Whole Family Poisoned by Arsenic
—Two Already Dead.
From the Dubuque Herald, May 11.
- The people of Prarie township have for
several days been profoundly agitated and
shocked by the death of Wm. Johnson and
bis sister, together with the almost fatal
sickness of their aunt Mrs. Robinson. It
seems that William had been ill with rheu
matism, accompanied with heart disease;
a bottle of whisky, therefore, was sent for.
which he trusted would benefit him by its
Oa Wednesday ths above-named relatives
were visiting at . William's house; ' the
whisky, therefore, was made into punch, of
which all partook, and afterward began to
vomit This was on Wednesday afternoon.
William grew rapidly worse, and on Thurs
day. Dr. Bradley was summoned. - it was
somewhat singular that- th6 symptoms of
the rest were not at all similar to his. On
Friday Mrs. West was nearly as bad off as
William Johnson, and Dr. Bradley was then
satisfied that) the family had been poisoned
by arsenic. William died on Saturday
night end Mrs. West on Sunday, both sut
fering untold agonies: : William's wife and
James were almost despaired of on Sunday,
but thanks to the unremitting efforts of
Drtt Bradley, Sherman and Reynolds, they
were rescued, and are now certain to re
cover. A post mortem examinatioa of William
Johnson's case, as well as the symptoms be
fore his death, would certainly indicate
poisoning by arsenic; and the same may
also be said respecting Mrs. West. The
examination was performed by Drs. Brad
ley and Sherman, in the presence of Drs.
Lanomine and ' Reynolds. It revealed a
state of excessive inflamation in the stom
ach of William Johnson, which will be for
warded to PrafU CasseL of Cleveland, in
order to undergo a thorough chemical ex
amination. ? ' : -.
The whole matter is clouded in mystery,
and curiously enough, no person can be
said to be suspected. Time, however, will,
in all probability, throw some light upon
the now apparent mystery, and render all
plain which at present appears to be doubt
ful in the extreme. We anxiously await
any further developments in this awful and
really inexplicable ease. -
The scene of the above catastrophe is in
Delaware county, near Manchester.,
The Gain and Loss of $130,000.
In the spring of 1869 the French theatre
in New York was without a lessee. Mr.
IUteman and Mr. Grau both endeavored to
get it Mr. Grau offered the most, and the
theater was handed over to him for five
years at a yearly rental of $20,000, com
prising the house on Fifteenth street At
that time Mr. Grau was quite wealthy,
having made some $135,000 on the Ristori
engagement ' ' '
Mr. Grau paid down $10,000, deposit and
commenced immediately to improve and en
large the theater at acost of some $30,000 to
himself. This was at his own risk, and he was
supposed to get the benefit of the enlarging.
Immediately after this Gran's opera bouffe
company came over from France, and w
generally very well known to have lost a
great deal of money Tor its manager. In
tact so much that little by little he lost all
he had, and gradually he got behindhand
with his rent .When the opera boufiV
broke up Mr. Grau was some $10,000 be
hindhand, and during the summer, the
theatre being untenanted, the matter got
worse and worse,- until . Mr. . Grau in de
8pair vouchsafed some property he pos
sessed to meet the demands of the stock
holders, who were rather hard on him. con
sidering that he had made such notable'
improvements, and been to snob expense
for their theatre, , Again, lately, Mr. Grau
got into debt for rent and, when owing
about $12,000 here, ' hrf suddenly left for
Europe." v:i t iiWi.'u.- s v .
'k rhmrr incident ' recently occurred at'
Chicago which illustrates the facility-with
which the marriage tie is sundered in that
paradise of divorce lawyers. An evening
party, composed of married couples, was
recently assembled at one of the comforta
ble dwellings on a certain street' snd as
the entertainment began to flag at a late
hour, it was proposed to play at divorce.
Asa contribution to the common enjoy
ment one of the gentlemen offered to act
as the legal agent in the proposed comedy.
The offer was acceded to by all hands, and
the game was duly finished with" much
merriment, when -it was discovered
that ; the- geatleman ' mentioned was
really authorized - to pronounce " di
vorces, and , the party found them
selves unwittingly ' returned to a state of
single blessedness.'. The farce was at onoe
turned into reality. "The company scarcely
knew what to do when the time came for
their departure, as it was manifestly impro
per for the females to go home with men
who were no relation to them. The ladies,
however, after much palavering, went to a
hotel, while the' gentlemen' each to his fa
miliar domicile. : The -' divorced : - wives
remained, at last accounts, at their pleasant
hotel quarters, the landlord" of which was
getting uneasy in regard to their -unliquidated
bills, as the forsaken., females have no
relatives to whom they can "be legally pre
sented. : How the husbands enjoyed their
emancipation is not stated, but it is fair to
presume tnat tney wouia easily una con
solation, ," and i , is even hinted 'that 'the
affair was. all a preconcerted plot on their
part " - ; - "
A" Oueeb Fellow. Many years ago in
Franoe, a laborer by the name of Donsella,"
died while attempting to. fast forty days.
He was for a lone time" a - curious sort of
fellow, and .very headstrong and peevish,
His barber died seven years oeiore mm,
and from that time Douselle would never
let a razor come near his face. There was
a bridge built over the brook which flowed
through the village. Douselle complain
ed of the style -of this, bridge, declared
that the place where it was put was unsuit
able for a bridge, and swore that he would
never Jtread upon it. lie Kept ms word,
and whenever he had to cross the brook he
waded through it even-in the autumn
it was swollen- When he left his
house in the morning to go to work, be
was accustomed to take a particular foot
path. When this footpath became shut up
on account of. a house, built upon it he
persisted in going this way the same as be
fore, and tlimbed every morning through
the basement window of the house, and
then went on again on the other Bide.
Hizrso Fbeshmen. A long-standing dif
ficulty between the freshmen and the up
per classes of Bowdoin College culminated
on Saturday night last in an attempt to
haze the former, who form the largest class
in college. They had warning of the de
sign and made preparations for defense by
fortifying themselves in a room. The at
tack was made about midnight and the
door was battered down with an ax. The
assailants were met in a determined man
ner, and were repulsed with such weapons
as clubs and stones. Several of the sopho
mores were severely injured and rendered
senseless, and .at last were forced to retire
in utter defeat leaving the freshmen in un
disputed possession of their works. At
onetime it was believed that one of the
hazers was killed. A surgeon was called in
to dress the wounds of. the injured. . : .-
In hctcbebs there a safety. It was upon
this principle that the formula of Junson'a
Mount AEf Hekb Pills was prepared. . Dr.
Judson, intending to spend a fortune in ad
vertioiug his pills, submitted his re ipe to the
revision of tho most intelligent and learned
pbvsioians of the ape, and the result ia a
simple but most efnc&oious medicine ths
Jcwon's Mount ais Hebb Pills. They purify
the blood, remove all obstructions, cleanse
the skm of all pimples and blotches, and are
perfectly sure and safe in their operation.
The Jcdson's Mocttats Hebb Pills cure
Biliousness. Female Irregularities, Headache
and maay of the diseases arising from impure
blood anJ a deranged digestion. . Use the
Jroeox's MonvrAra Hebb Pills, and when
you have proved their virtue recommend
them to your friends. , They are both sugar-
coated and plain, ror sale everywhere.
" A St. LotJis wife wanted a divorce be
cause her husband complained of the soup.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
The Cheese Business.
To a certain extent the state of Wiscon
sin is running to cneese that is to say
very many enterprising gentlemen are es-
taoiiamng cheese factories.' Every pr.per
that comes to ua tells of new ones fx ing
Droit ana speaks of the prospects thereof.
Near Summit a large factory js being built
by Milwaukee men, and it will use up the
milk of five hundred cows in the manufac
ture of cheese. Of course the factory peo
ple do not own all these cows, but purchase
the milk of farmers about, who are engag
ing in tha business extensively, believing
it 10 oe more profitable in an raising wheat
the fluctuations ef the wheat market con
sidered. At Summit- and at other points
tne lactory people pay one dollar per hun
dred pounds for the milk delivered at the
works. This is two cents per quart to the
farmer. ' One farmer talking to us, figures
in this way. -He proposes to keep fifty
cowa On an' average they will yield ten
quarts of .milk per day -for eight months in
the year. Here -1b twenty cents a day
as ths result of the cow's efforts or $43 for
the season.- From, the fifty- cows the far
mer would receive the ' sum . of $2,400.
Aside from this he would have say forty
calves which he would sell at four dollars,
making his net profits say $2,600. Still
further, all the time his land devoted to
pasturage, now pretty well wom out would
be growing richer and richer, and very
soon would be ready to give him a fine
yield of wheat How nrueh it would cost
tanners to takexare 01 fifty cows, to pas
ture them during the-summer and bay feed
them in winter we leave for each-fanner to
figure out for. himself, after which he can
easily decide whether . raising' milk for
cheese factories is as profitable as raising
farm produce generally. '
that it is not generally cut at the proper
time. I have raised it several years and
consider it. the very best hay for horses.
They will keep fat on it when on timothy
they will grow poor. 1 sow.one-nalf bush
el per acre. , It then makes fine hay, and
on good land stould yield from two to
three tons to the acre. Cut it when in the
blow before any seed is formed; wilt it in
the swath the same as clover, and make in
the cock. - The stalk is nearly solid and
the hay very heavy, and if made in this
way will be as green as grass, and a horse
will want little grain for ordinary farm
work. I only feed grain in the spring
when doing heavy plowing. Give your
horses all they will eat of it and they will
fat with decent usage. But if allowed to
turn yellow and form seed it is the same as
any other grain, and will, of course, in
jure a horse the same as if he were fed
wheat in the bundle to excess. Any over
feed of (Train is bad. . It is better to rake it
by hand, but on a good soil you will tum
ble up a big cock in a small space. Prai
rie Farmer.. .. . . . , . ...
To Keep Hams all the Year.
I have tried various ways, and there are
several that will keep hama eweet and
sound not only through the year but for
two years." I have packed them in clean
casks, first thoroughly sprinkling each ham
with hickory wood ashes. No insect ever
disturbed them. I have put them in strong
muslin bags, sewed (hem up, and hung
tkem to spikes in the attic, well ventilated,
and they kept well. . X nave left them ia the
smoke-house, dark as Erebus, locked the
door and kept the key, "and never knew an
insect to trouble them, and they were al
ways in fine condition. I have also put
them in bags as before, imbedded in sweet
cut hay, and they -came -out whenever
wanted, in the very best condition. In all
cases they ' should be hung up in a "dry,
cool place.- r t .: - : ::
1 have one thing, however, to say in this
connection. - No one need expect first
class hams who fails to cure them prop
Henry Nash, ? Paulding county, Ohio,
writes that his experience has taught him
that- from one-quarter to one-half pound
each of common salt and Epsom salts will
save hundreds of cattle's lives that annual
ly die from constipation or dried up 'man
ifold," if given in time .He has given this
dose but once to cows that had passed
bloody urine faces for several days, and it
operates quickly and thoroughly as a phys
ic, and 'the patient soon recovers. He
adds:-"I believe that many cattle are sup
posed to have bloody murrain when they
pass bloody urine and discharges, when
the only trouble is the -'manifold' has be
come so dry that there is no passage thro'
them; then thorough purging would bring
them all right '. Cattle will lick up the salt
and Baits very readily when given them." .
To Rejuvernate old Grape Vines.
. The editor of the Practical Farmer says:
"Havincr on our premises, planted by for
mer owners, probably twenty years ago,
half a dozen old grape vines, with large
weather beaten., tonnkac-siama which.
made annually but little wood and yielded
bat very poor grapes two seasons ago' we
cut off the branches, - covering with about
a - foot of earth. - Vigorous, and healthy
shoo is sprung, up in great abundance the
weak ones of which were broken off, and
leading ones a tr proper distances trained to
the arbor.- The new growths . are very
clean, healthy and strong sufficient entire
ly to cover the large arbor the present sea
son; we look for. bushels of fruit from the
new bearing wood. We Bee old grape vines
everywhere,, doing no good, and -which
could be made young and thrifty .by, this
Manure for Potatoes.
The Hearth and Home gives the follow
ing recipe for making a mineral manure
that is especially adapted to potatoes: Take
one cask of lime and slack it with water,
and then stir in it one bushel of fine 6alt
and then mix in loam or ashes enough that
it will not become mortar it will make
about five barrels. . Put half a pint in a. hill
at planting.. All manures containing pot
ash are suitable for the potato. Ashes con
tain more than any other natural fertilizer,
and should be freely aaed and carefully
Swelled Legs of Horses.
A correspondent of the Western Farmer,
Bays: 'i saw in your paper mat a corres
pondent wanted to know what to do with
a horse whose legs would swell. - Tell him
to feed the horse plenty of roots 1 mean
carrots, potatoes, turnips or anything that
has a relaxing tendency, i laxseed, pouea,
is good. .Feed bran, also, and keep him
well groomed for grain. , .- 1
The Richmond Capitol.
The capitol was built immediately at the
close of the Revolution. The model chosen
for it was the well known Mais cm Carree at
Nismes, a miniature pattern of which was
sent over from Franoe by Mr. Jefferson, but
the architect made many deviations from
the model, whereby the effect of the build
ing was greatly impaired. It was always an
ugly, inconvenient ill-arranged structure,
though from a distance it has an imposing
appearance, and looks like a fartfienon.
Its historical associations are of the most
interesting kind. ' In the basement story,
where the Chancery Court was held, in the
old time. Henry Clay began his life as a
deputy clerk nnder Chancellor Wythe, the
George Wythe of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. In its halls sat the memorable
Constitutional Convention of 1829-30, which
numbered among its members John Ran
dolph, John Marshall, James Madison,
James Monroe, and many other men scarce
ly less illustrious. Twenty-three years
before the trial , of Aaron Burr for treason
had been conducted there. From, the
southern portico of the building it was' that
Daniel Webster delivered, in October, 1S4U,
standing beneath an October sun, the po
litical speech which had been thought one
of his finest popular .expositions of the Con
stitution. - , .
. Thb Oneida Indians in Brown and Outa
gamie counties number . 1,200 and have
reservation of 61,000 aores. Only 4,500
acres are cultivated. -
Thb estimates for Chicago's police ex
penses for the current year are $616,470.75,
The Journal of that city says the seventy
five cents are for tooth-picks. : . '
Ma. Delano is said to be wrestling with
an internal revenue decision, which will
settle the question whether weissbeer Is or
is not a fermented liquet.' : ' .j - - - J
Deaths from eating wild parsnips have
been unusually common at the West this
year. '.-. - ' - 1
Thb postal carriers of Detroit "delivered
210,000 letters in April. . . . ; . -. r . ..
In a game of base ball in New Orleans,
the Chicago Nine defeated the Atlantics by
61 toO. t . 6-"r -,.-v ; ; v
Basnbt Wiluaxs has a daughter worth
$250,000. - . .7
A Buffalo hunting excursion party will
leave Cincinnati for the plains . May 15th,
taking five., palace cars, a -dining-car, a
circus tent and a band of musto.
There are 11,000 negroes in Lexington,
and over half are members of the church.
Fbahz Las, as he was going home from
church on Sugar Creek, near St Joseph,
Mo., on Sunday, was shot and killed by
some person who was concealed behind a
tree. ...... . .
A LETTEB from Bucharest says that the
persecutions of Jews are such that many of
them are leaving the country and will come
to the United States.
In New York the prima "donna of the
burnt cork opera dresses as richly aa many
of the leading actresses. .
Ai r Bcbnett writes from Salt Lake City
that Brigham Young paid him $79 for
"family tickets." . . . - ,
It is said that the reason American eirla
fade so early and have such poor complex
ions naturally, ia because they eat late din
ners and suppers. . ... .
All but one of the persons engaged in
the robbery of the Lime Rock Bank, in
Rockland, Me., have . been secured, and
most of the stolen money recovered.
Ties daily wages In Kansas are, of print
ers from $2 to $3; carpenters, $3 to $3.50;
plumbers, $3.50 to $4; bricklayers and
stone-masons, $4 to $4.50, and stone-cut
ters, $450 to $5.' , . ;
Notes falling due on Sunday can now be
paid on the succeeding Monday. So a new
law of the general assembly of Louisiana
has provided. . - . -
In New Orleans a policeman named Bibb
has been dismissed from the force for hav
ing a woman in uniform doing duty for him'
while be fciept --".'!
In Stillwater, Minn- on the 2d, some
scoundrel poisoned to death two valuable
horses belonging to Mr. J. C. Nay.
Sosrs commotion was caused ia a street
car in San Francisco, the other day, by a
brawny sailor entering, with the word
"Oneida emblazoned on his cap. He was
the gunner of the unfortunate ship. . - .' :
It is not fashionable for gentlemen to
send large baskets of flowers to their lady
loves, but very small wicker baskets, with
delicate handles, filled with the choicest
cut flowers,' are "'considered the correct
thing.., a '' ' ' : ..', -
Tirana is said to be a great deal of ex
aggeration in the rumors of Indian hostili
ties.? : ."v;-r - .; f .
. McLatohlb won- the $1,600 Wrestling
match at Titusville, Pa., on the 3d, throw
ing Dewi tt easily.- -. , "-' -
Thb G. A. R. department commander of
Illinois has ordered) the 30th inst kept as
Decoration Day. ' . ,
Twmtpiatelt' after the burning of the
Richmond Theatre, in 1811, the council of
that city passed an order forbidding any
public show, assembly or dancing for the
period of four months. - . . :
A Chicago man was bo insane when ; he
saw his wife wearing a pair of sleeve but
tons which a gambler had given her, that
he shot her and recovered his reason.
The largest income return in Detroit is
that of Capt E. B. Ward $185,000. -
Thb parents of T. D. Jermain, late of the
Milwaukee Sentinel, celebrated their gold
en wedding on the 30th, at Adrian, Michi
gan. . - - i " ' : ;j .i ,A :.
Miscellaneous Items. No. 28.
Nervous debility, with its gloomy attend
ants, low spirits, depression, involuntary
emissions, loss 01 semen; 8permaterrnBa
loss of power, dizzy head, loss of memory
and threatened impotence and imbecility,
find a sovereign oure in Humphreys' Homes
cathie Specific No. twentv-eieht ' Composed
of the most valuable, mild and - potent Cura
tives, tney strike at once at tne roet 01 tne
matter, tone up the system, arrest the diK
chargee, and impart vigor and energy, life
and vitality to the entire man. They have
cured thousands of cases.- Price $5 per pack
age of five boxes and a large vial of powder
which is very - important in obstinate er old
cases, or $1 per single box. Sold by all drug
gists, and sent by mail on receipt of prioe.
Address Humphreys' Speciflo Homeophatie
Medicine Co., 6C2 Broadway. New York.
WkaUtaU AoenUhuTnbtma k Van Schaack, Hurt
bnrt a Edaall. Chicago, Ills. ; Jenka Gordon, BL
Paul. Mian. ; Brown, Webber Grabam, St. Louia,
Mo. ; Famnd, sneley a Go.. Detroit , Mich. .
Durno's Catarrh Snuff.
eitrenethens Weak Eyes Improves the
Hearing. Relieves Headache. Promotes Ex
pectoration, Cures Catarrh in its worst forms,
and sweetens the Breath. It contains no
Tobacco, is mild, and promotes a pleasant
sensation .and beneficial results to alt who
unnrwiatfl "A Clear Heart." Sold evervwhere
bvDruggists. Xtddzb 4 Withxbkll, Agents,
im WiUiamsst..aew xork .
Batchelor's Hair Dye.
This snlocdid Hair Dve'la the beat In the
world, Uie only true and perfect Dye; harm,
less, reliable, instantaneous; no disappoint
ment; no ridiculous tints; remedies the Ol
effecta of bad eyes; invigorates and leaves
the Hair soft and beautiful Mack or brown-.
Sold by all Druggists and Perfumers, and
properly applied at the Wig Factory, 16 Bond
Wayne's Diuretic Elixir.
The almost unprecedented demand for this
"new remedy" by the afflicted, pronounces it
a decided success in the restoration te health
of all suffering frera any form of kidney dis
ease. Its combination, bncuu, tuniper and
acetate potash in the pleasant form of aa
elixir, which can be taken without nausea by
the most delicate organization, mases it tue
most desirable in all cases where such a rem
edy ia needed.
A Domade which acta en the hair, and does
not effoct the scalp, like all poisonous liquid
restorers. Is warranted to ' restore faded
hair to its original color..- Theeote all use it
It inclines the hair to cnrl. imparts a beauti
ful gloss and la perfectly harmless. Bold by
all druggists. nmuEB A Wetbebxll, Agents,
104 William St.. N. Y. '
Royal Havana Lottery of Cube.
Virte httruirtd Mwvaand dollar in -Gold
drawn every 17 day$. Prizes cashed .and in
formation rarnuiliea. Tne nigneei rates paia
for Doubloons and all kinds of Qold and Sil
ver, government securities-, Ac. TAYLOB 4
CO., Bankers. No. 10 Wall St., Y. , , .
Ir you 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 you take to a drug store and thore pay
SO cts. to $1.00, besides the doctor's fee. for
a remedy ' nine times put of ten not half ao
good as Dr. Mobsb's Indian Boot Itlls,
which - eosta but 25 eta. per box. -' Do you
think the former the beet, because you pay
the most for it ? If you do, we advise you to
use, Just as an experiment, the Mouse's
Ltd iAa Boot Pills.- - They are prepared from
a formula pronoaneed by the most learned
phyaioiaua of our country, to be the beet and
most universal of family medicines. The
Morse's Indian Boot Pills cure Headache,
Liver Complaints, Indigestion,' Dyspepsia,
Female InogulanUoe. and are pat ap
both sugar-ecated and plain. . Give them a
trial. Sold by all dealers. ,
! Ovxb four and a Quarter million of. dol
lars in gold was paid last year for dalles on
sugar imported into Boston.'"-
Stabbing and Shooting—Northwestern
Woman's Franchise Association—
Mountain Wheat—The Wheat Market
—Money—Miss Carlotta Patti's
Chicago, May 15, 1870. The week opened
with two deadly assault. Last Monday
afternoon Charles Itieger, a butcher; after
an altercation with Adam Keller, a cattlo
dealer, stabbed him in the left breast, from
the effects of which he died on Tuesdav
klonday evening, Patrick John Doyle, owner
of a pawn- ehop and seoond-haad store, Si)
bouttt Wells street shot John Schneider, a
young man in hi employ as tailor and clerk,
four times, twioe iu the neck, once in the left
side and once in the leftfc?. Doyle was crazed
with liquo.-. . Schneider was .'a peacu
a ble man, uever had any quarrel with Doyle,
had him in bis employ seven years, and said
to Doyle, after the shooting, "Before I die,
Mr. Doyle, I want yon to aay if ever I did any
wrong to you. Hanging is too good for you.
If I live" and here hia voice failed- him, and
he sank back exhausted. One ball passed
through- his wind-pipo, and lodged in the
back of his aeck. . Ii m doubtful tt he recov
NORTHWESTERN WOMAN'S FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION.
TION. . . . ; .
. A call is published to-day for a convention
of the friends of woman suffrage in the North
western States, to meet in Far we 11 Hall rn
this city, on Wednesday or Thursday, the
25th or 2Cth instant, to form a Northwestern
Woman franchise Association. The call is
signed by the leading friends of the move
ment The convention will be addressed by
able speakers, and. there are Indications of a
If "he who makes two blades of grass grow
where but one grew before" is a publio bene
factor, then he who makes two bushels of
grain grow instead of one, or introduces a
new or improved variety of grain or fruit
deserves well of his oountry. The introduc
tion ot the Norway Oats, by D; W. Bsmadell,
of Vermont, has benefitted ths farmers, not
only. by giving them the beet and mout pro
ductive kind of oats ever known, but it bas
stimulated them to procure better varieties
of common oat for seed, and thus added
greatly to the aggregate crop. But, not sat
isfied with past achievement. Mr. Hamadr 11
is about tq lay the farmers of the country ,and
especially 01 tne oormwest, unuer new obli
gations, by introducing a new variety of
Wheat to be known as the
RAMSDELL GREEN MOUNTAIN WHEAT,
which eclipses everything' heretofore pro
duced. The berry i larce and handsome.
Iw-fiflfia of an inch long, and so plump that a
bushel makes 60 Ids. flour. - It yield 60 bush
els an acre, from one bushel of seed. No one
who has seen it as I have, can doubt its
One pint only will be sent Jn a cloth package.
post-paid, to each person sending one doiUtr,
MISS PATTI'S CONCERTS
at FarweQ Hall, this week, have been 'very
fully attended, and gave great satisfaction.
There have been four performances of Strad
ella, at the Opera House, under Balatka's di-
-rection. - . - -
could not well be improved, except by an oc
casional shower.' Everybody seems to be in
good humor, when the ekkte are propitious.
It makes me long to get into the country
that part of the world which God msec and
I think I shall attempt it to-morrow. b,
A Sensation in the Food Mabket. No
such sensation has beea created in tne food
market daring the present century, as. that
occasioned by the introduction of the new
tiajf of lift (for ao it may be justly called),
known as .-ea iloss Fabine. It is difficult to
tell the truth about this extraordinary article
of diet withoat being inspected of exagger
ation. Prepared from a marine plant that
rows spontaneously on the Irish coagt, tt is
y all odds the cheapeet species of sustenance
ever offored to tho masses; while the dishes
prepared from it cannot be excelled, either
for nutritious properties epicurean skvot or
variety. The Sea Moss Farine Co., 53 Park
Place, who own the patent Under which it is
manufaoturad, are doing, a bdsiaees in this
new edible equal to that of the most extensive
flouring establishments, in the country, and
are now erecting new.' mills to supply tho
ever-increasing demand. From a 25o. pack
age you can produce sixteen qriaris of unsur-
Jaeaable Blanc Mange, CustarcLFarina Cream,
elly, or light Puddings. Invalid, and con
valescents find the dishee made from it more
delicious, digestible and r&storativc than-any
dainties of the same class derivable from or
dinary sources. -; . .. 1'
Don't be humbuged with , the fooliahidea
that catarrh cannot be ' cured. The world
mooes, and medical seieoca is pregresaire.
The proprietor of Dr. Sage Catarrh Remedy
will pay $500" reward for a ease of catarrh
which he canaot cure. Sold by druggists at
fifty cents, and each package makes a full
pint of the medicine ready for a a. Can got
it by mail for sixty cents from Dr. It V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. . . . . . ;.
7 Colds and Cocohs. Sudden: changes, of
elimaterare sources of pulmonary and bron
chial affections. Experience having proved
that simple remedits act speedily whentaken
in the early stags of disease, take at once
"Brown's Bronchial Troohes," let the cold,
cough, or irritation of the throat be ever so
slight se by -this precaution a more serious
attack may be warded off. ...
Owing to the good reputation and popular--ity
of the Troches, many worthless and cheap
imitations are offered, which are good for
nothing. Be sure to obtiaN the true "Brown's
Bronchial Troches. Sold everywhere.
. Bxxoveb. E. A; Jessel & Co.; auctioneers,
have reaioved to 86 Randolph street, where
can be found one of the largest and moat
complete hues of Auction goods-in the wi st
which will be sold at lower prices than by any
other house in tne city, country trade soiic-
Wnn wnnld not exchange the
anil faded locks cauaed by humors of
caln. Cor the dark, irlossv ones of von in?
any one is in doubt as to which of the Hair
Preparations now in the market la beet, lot
him at once procure a bottle of Ring's Vege
table Ambrosia, and thereby save precious
time, which would otherwise be lost - .. .
... - 1 - 1 ' f -
Fob purifying the blood and renovating the
whole' system, use Perkins, rKera 4 Co.'s Pa
ciflo Wino Bitters., For sale by alldiuggiats
and grocers; and wholesale at 31 and 30 La
Salle street Chicago. '. - 1 .
Janes H. Fosteb A Co7 151 Lake Chi
cago, importers of breecn-loading shot gnus
and unplemeatB. if. . 1'
But Hall's Vegetable Sicilian HaurRenewer.
- Use Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Uenewer.
Adept Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Uenewer.
The Cunaeb Mail Line of Steamsh'ps leave
weekly from New York, Iiverpoal and
Qneenstown. ' ' Agents in all the principal
cities of the northwest S. Bowor Gtueial
Western Agent No. a Lake atresy Chicago
Ir xou want to know how to cook a meal
for six persons at a cost 'of one cent, send for
descriptive circular to It B. Mitchell, Chica
go, Jit v -' ' r : '-. "
The Purest and Sweetest Cod Ltveb Oil
in the wobld ie Hazard & Caswell's made on
the sea shore, from fresh, selected livers, by
CASWELL, HAZARD k Co., Sew York. II
la absolutely pun and sweeL Parties wh.
have once taken it prefer it te all others.
Phyaicianahave decided it superior to any of
the other oils in market. Sold oy all .drug
gists. J - -
SrNGB manhood reached me I have kept on
mv life a peruetual insurance; and 1 think
my duty to those dependent upon me would
be undischarged 11 u were, not so. iiiSHOr
Ha wxs. Think of what thd" Bishop says, and
insure ia the Washington Life ' a :. 1 ;
Caution to Watch Buyers.
Unacrupulooa parties are selling worthless Swise
Watches bearing trade marki very nearly similar tc
the trade Barks of genuine Waltham Watches. ' -
This U not only a fraud on ths purchaser, hut-a
great injury to the reputation of the genuine Watch.
To avoid impoelttoa, buyers should Insist en get
ting genuine Waltham Watches, Sad take no other.
This la the only efe rule, since some sellers fra-
qnently endeavor taseUotaer watches la preference
oa which larger profits are made. ... ..
The trademarks of the various styles arei
A3EEBIOA2I WITCH Co...'.. .. Waltham. MAaa. -
, aw. WATCH Co WsitliaTL Miss. ,
. AMEBICAS WATCH Co.. Cree-
-eent Street...... .... ....
AFPIJSTOIt TRACT Ob.
WALTHAM WATCH, Co. ..
P. B. BABTLETT .'..
'WM. FTiTiBKT.... ...... ..
'HOMX WATCH Co. . . . T. .' :
.Waltham, Kaea. '
..Waltham, ataaa. .
Examine U spaHiog 'of (hes names carafaUy
before buying. Any variattoa even of single letter
ladloatee a counterfeit. ,
rcr sale fey all leading JTewsltn.
;. - ": EOBiaaa applstox. -;
General Agents, 1 U Broad war, 3t. T.
Young Folks' Department.
ONLY A MINUTE TOO LATE.
Ilarry Wilson was just setting off
school one winter's morning," when " his ,
father called him back to tell him that his
Uncle Ben, who lrved-in tte country ten.;
milts distant waa-Ao. be there that after-
noon with a two-horse cutter, and had in
vited Horry, his mother1 and aunt and two '
sisters to take a long ride with him.
Uncle Ben was very fond of Ilarry, who,
for his jnart, thought there was nobody lite
Cncle'Ben. Many a merry walk they had
had together through the w ods in search
of nuts; many a delightful row on the lake
that was set like a crystal cup, iu the
emorald green of his granda ther's ground. -:
To visit his grandmother's pleasant man
sion in the country, and join Uncle Ben ia
his various sports and employment -was'
always a great eujoyment to Harry.
So as soon ae he heard of the proposed .
sleigh-rjde, he said to hiuisolf that be wou J
coax Uncle Ben to take him hack with'Liiu .'
to Decpwater. which was the name of hi?
grandfather's country-seat ' " - ' '
What happy times they" would have, - '
thought Harry, if hi father and uncle
would only agree to lot him go ! Splendid 1
with this deep snow. on the ground. : The
lake must be frozen, too, the-weather was-
so stinging cold; and there would be sled
ding, and skating, ani snow-balling to his -heart's
content, . ..
Harry was so full of hi plans for enjoy- ,
ing himself in the future that he was almost
in danger of forgetting the presest and
stood dreamily until, his father came out to
the halt where the lad wan slowly pulling ,
on his mittens and tying his woolen com
forter, and told him tohurrv or he would
be late to school. ...
"And mind, Harry, yoo must be home
precisely at four . o'clock, for Uncle Ben
does not like to keep his horses standing ,
in the cold.- ; ... -l :'
Harry thought he would certainly be
back long before four o'clock, but when
school was dismissed, one ef the boys in - -his
class asked him to so home with him a .
few minutes, as he had a new and very di
verting game to show him. ' Instead of de-"--cidedly
refusing, Ilarry allowed himself to"..
be persuaded into accepting this invita
tion, foe he was not one who denied him-.' '
self any gratification. . . Ten minutes or a
quarter of an hour would make very little
difference,: he argued; and besides, how
could his father be sure that Uncle Ben . . .
would be there precisely at four o'clock? " """ ;
alucn. to nia surprise and dus may." when , .
he had played several games with his.
schoolfellow, he found it was just the hour '
he had - promised to be at home, and his y '.
father's house was quite at the other end of
the city. Ha tried to make up for his de '
lay by running the greater part of the way.f
but how great was his mortification and
disappointment when, as he turned the
corner near his home, .he saw the aleigh, .
with its spirited horses, dashing rapidly
hrough the streets, and before- he had
time, or even thought of shouting tot his ,.1
uncle to stop, the merry party were out of
sight and hearing. - : ' .'" ' ' J -1 '.;
Poor Harry stood for . some time looking .
sorrowfully after them,' and f heu went
slowly homeward, saying as he did so, V-'
"Only a minute too later , . , . , t .,
Aly young readers, Harry's disappoint
ment would in time be- forgotten, but the
habit of "rmttinff off" is pasilv formed in
youth, ancfolten leads to sad results, "
. There are, perhaps, no two worda nv our n c
language that have a more mournful .
sound than these: "Too late." It is Eke
the wail of a lost soul, lor how many pat -. '
off repentance and thoughts of death and
eternity, until it ia, alas, too laUJ J . ; J "-
May yon never have cause in a dying -v
hour to repeat this sad. lament; .but b gin
now to believe in Jesus; now to give your "
hearts; now to choose Hua for your Friend
and Savior; now to accept the oiler of sal
vation. If von neglect religion now, there
may come a time when it will be forever- -. -too
late. Sunday School Visitor.
A Little Difference.
Milking-time was always a merry, bust
ling hour atCioverdale farm houses There
was a clatter of shining pans m the dairy,
as they were arranged oa the shelves ready -.4 1
for. the milk. Lem . went bounding off to .
the ot for his cows,' with the never failing
whistle on his hp, rl think the cows must ?
have learned his tune, for he never whistled .. .
but one. Even Mary went out " with ber
buckets and cans to toe milking-yard with
a cheerful song and pleasant.word.ivery- :
where about Ihe i&ioo there was aa air .of - . .
thrift ;and tappinesi' The blessings of . t
God rested upon that household. It is that '
which. Vmaketh rich,-and he. addeth no , .
sorrow with it" " , , - , . .
Just as the-last milk-cair had been set 11
away, ; there came stealing up the -garden n -
path a desolate-looking liUle figure, beuf-...
ing a broken pitcher in his hand. '
: "PleaaW ma'am,- eould lyotr let mother'' r
have a teacnpful of milk fur. iiosy? .She's
very bad again, and the doctor says she'll ,
die if she don't get 'something nourishing
to eat" - -I - ' " ' ; i
- Mary looked down suspiciously, into: the , , -
cracked pitcher, but it was as clean as her .
own spotless china. The mistress had just
entered and heard the poor child's appeal.
"I will give you all milk enough for your
suppers, Willie,' if you" would like it" she
said. r You can bring the pail back to- 1
night if you please," and she proceeded to - ; ,
pour out two quarts into a bright tin pail
for him. "Here is a loaf you may take to
crumb into it" sheadded with a smile, as ' 1
the poor, bewildered, hungry child scarce 1
ly knew what reply to make. . " ,
.- We will follow httle Willie to his home, : '
and see the contrast Look at (he brokea-. ?
down garden" fence, the fallen . gate, the s 4
clapboards dangling' in the air, the poor "
old" windows stuffed with rags ot oovered :,"'r
with boards. A httle brother and sister ;' :
are just coming in from the forest drag
ging some brushwood Tor the'fiie." Within,
the scene is even more wretched and ead-vtvil
deninsr. A feeble, spirit-broken, , mother .
"aita nursing a wasted child,' whose sunken
eyes and skeleton arms show that soon its . .
blessed release will come. -- r - ' .
What makes this world-wide; difference ''" -'
between these two homes 1 i There was a : s
time when the broken-down cottage waa as . "
neat and well-kept aa the neighboring farm- .-.
house; when the tangled yard was. thrifty ;
and blooming with vines and rosea . -
Ah! the.necret of it.all.was that the .
father of one family had learned the path . '
to the ale-house ;' the other was a man of
strict temperance 'principles; one who
Biade God's Word his guide. The two young
men had Set out in life with?" prospects
equally fair, with this exception. It seemed .
a little thing to most people then, bat this : V
had been the result This "little cMor-.f ,J
ence in the habits of the boy and the young : : t -man,
makes all the difference in his fature .. h.
life, O ! the difference does not atop in this
world. "No drunkard shall Inherit eternal
Ufa." Shun all the approaphes to this dan
gerous way; df all "yon can to induce others '-1
to shun k. Jfrs. J. E JTGonaiightf, in the : :
Youth's TtmptrcsMt Banner. - " -
A Little Difference. Squalls.
The game of squalls is social and jolly, -; -and
a very pleasant , family . amusement - -,
People can . talk as much as they choose
while playing, and any number from three : i
to eight can engage in it 'All that is need-.'
ed is a dinhag-table a round one whose : '
edge i not beveled is the best and the -
squailst which-are thua described in Work
andPlaj:': ; 7 v i:f ; - - i
'The implements of the game are sixteen - -discs
of wood er other suitable material. . ,
a target, which" is a small metallic, disc,
and a 'measure about three inches long. t .'
The players" being! seated round the
table, place " their suqails near the edge,' '
and projecting ever it about a half
an inch; then with the palm of the hand, "
strike the squall towards the target The 1
players strike in turn, round the table, until -. ,
all the s quails are play ed, at which time the , . ,
game is decided by the greatest number of .
light or dark gquails that are within the
length of the measure from the target . As ." 4
the squalls play alternately, and each pTuy "
may entirely change the .relation of the " 'f
squalls and target to each other, the inter- " ' ".
est toward. ane ena or cue game oeoomes . . 1
intense. ; The squalls may be made or -any .:
material, bot as weight ia desirable, box-.
wood is superior te a any other wood, .and
a material heavier than box-wood is sail .
oener. . . - -
Most oi the' book stores, now ksep the .
material for the game for sale the same as- '..
croquet "eets. The box coste .about two
dollars, an ettravapant priea, considsrins . '
the cost of making the set: ' "!.'''
' Chatpeo Hands, Face, Rotoh Skin, ri- '
pxes, Ringworm, Salt liheum, and all other -
outaneoua affections cured, and the bkin
made soft aad smooth, bvo-ung the J""ir -2
or Soap, made by CAa TTTIdj, HAZARD & ...
Co. New York. It is moro convenient and
easily applied fhafl other remedies, avoiding- "
the trouble of the greasy compounds now ia .
use. Bold by all druggists.