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Poetry. A SUMMER DAY.
Sunshine OTer the meadow lands., .
Kiasiuc tha crimson clater, '
And randtia haunting thaWy cup
That the yellow t)M bank
And nwkbino ov toe n-" uuib.
And nwr the duurHiii river.
And I wished that tue sun and sumM
Might anlne and last forever. -. -. - -
The broad aifUwsy terwktog, ( V i. J ; i i ;
For the quiet of that loverfspot ,
feemed better tot oat love-making;
Aad I was silent and abe waa shy,
Aa wa walked down through the clover,
nt we tkonghtltt-mveeteat trammer day ,-. r-r
That ever the sun aaace rrar."" - 1 , : ' , .'
WeheardJheh-aslriW waving- graasT U "-
Aa they twitten-d to eacR other, -About
the nests they had hidden away, r ' r
And theooo of each rlad bard nxrtbwr; - '
And we thought, aa we waited thai anmmer day
Thragh,4lCTer bloojwi together, . . . . ,
Tbat at l&attha world waa in perfect tniie, ' -
la the glad, bright summer weather. -
I cannot tell what I aald to her
As-we walked krK-ftp in rlarar; " " ," T,
Snt I know at the robiaitinmr"u8 ' - -
Ttatdr sweetest of sweet songe-over.
Aad down in my heart lore's own bird sang .
A eons that waa cladder, sweeter.
And its echo joined with the world's sweet hymn,
And made Utaday computer. '
And when we came up the meadow path,'
Our hearts sab g over and ver: "
O swert, glad day for blossom and Wrd,
And for every blithe ytmag lever 1" -' '
And yet I know not the -woraa aha said, .
Or whether she spoke at all; , , . . ,
But ef ail awect daya, that summer day .
I connt as the beat of all. '.
Poetry. A SUMMER DAY. Selected Miscellany.
ROMANCE OF A COUNTING HOUSE.
It cams abont in this way. I had mar
ried and was going to make a fortune,- and
(having the laudable end in view) - left a
good Bitoation in Yorkshire to settle down
in Liverpool, as a merchant, "on my own
account," and commenced to make it with
out delay. I had not much capital, and so
resolved 14 eotBoftiLze at first. In coarse of
tun I inidgined. the tidy -brougham, and
the country house across the Mersey would
certainly come audipe serene. Beptembsr
fevening, many years ago, I was walking np
and down St. George's landing.Biage build
ing castles in the air, ' wondering whether
rents were - high at New Brighton, and
whether Sate would prefer a pony phreton
to a brougham. ' I am not sorry to add that
I still reside in a modest house np Eagle
Hill way, and that I come to business as
Csbsar went to Borne, according to Joe Mil
- er, "siinima diligentia," on the top of an
omnibtrsr"! was wailingrbr Mr. Moot Mo
eea to return to his efiioe in a street hard
by, call it Mersey Street, and for the rea
son that Mr. Moss MoBes had a furnished
apartment to let, which his advertisement
called "two spacious counting? rooms,"
goodness knows t Tiever counted much in j
the shape of coin; and I didaiot like the
situation; nor the narrow dark staircase;
nor the look of the boy of Hlew extrao
' tion who bawled "Cnbid, when I knocked
and told me "Mr. Loses wo old be in at
8 o'clock f but twenty-five poundB a year
was very cheap, bo-I told my young friend
I would call at .that time and look at the
.How well I remember that night ! The
latry boats from the (Cheshire shore glid
ing tlong with their lights twinklmg-like
Kujw-wotun uio Tk iiuu . y m
Eastern lust visible us tne Sloyne, thel
1 At. t , 1. ,4 I
squared yanda, and all a-taut look of a seventy-four
of the old school, showing black
and distinct against the daffodil sky, and
the lap of the swell against the under tim-1
. r i a 4r - l - a - 1 T
Ders oi we Biagrrj. was invunea to uo sen
timental; but Mr. MotB Moses claimed my
attention, nd once more I Entered. He
was a little, Tat, 'good-tempered Jew, who
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ama, VAX sVMUU vuif fiw wuun mm mm j waatiiiiiiiaj 1
an seasons and out of seasonhat he was
co'deaeendant of Abraham. a .
HiHo, Brnnion !" be cried, jumping"
from his chair. V'My lad told me you'd
Hjen here, where nave you been these three
- . hs aird more? Look here, old fellow,
mouw '-rtjggjj your place; but yon can
iJtt .5 jonthe old.terms.
have it again - j be" andl
"Soma mistake , . ' , ... ,-'-.-
handed him a card,-10 """Ptooji
"Charles Harker." ' T.,v t
He took it, and held it to
looked at the back, considered it "ar
and pondered over it npeide down. "V, ,n
taking the candle his clerk had brought,uia
it close to my face.
"If yon are not disposed to proceed to
business, I will bid you pood night," said I
greatly annoyed at his manner. ; - . '
"It's him, and it ain't him," he said
aloud: "Carl never could look a man in
the fece as this one does. And yet I don't
jgee my way Inrongb. ha features."
"There is no necessity for you to trouble
fUxszaeM about my features," I exclaimed,
opening tha door, and bidding him "good
"Stop, stop, my good sir ! and don't be
effeaded. Itwa mistake; All leaao'
mistake, upon my honor !
"All a bistake," echoed yonng Isaae.- ,
My curiosity was excited,' and besides, I
wanted the offices; and I therefore allowed
Tvolf tAberjer&nadedtnto mounting the
rarmv staircase, until wa faced a door
.bearing the hat of BrthtonoQ'it in white
jletters, and having the two "upper ' panels
.glazed, more, I should imagine, to supply
kight to the staircase, than for admission of
tlfcht into thniot-r . .......
- Mr. Mosa produced.aey, and turning to
an ft. with a eood natured smile 6aid, Td
liave sworn you were Brcnton five minutes
ago, but I am sure now tnai i ?ras wrung.
fWl id vats swore as lie came iit stairs, and
It'a Brnnton's laca all bat
- &i -ves. and I'd weat .Ho Clie r
Thai in. "to the twmMe oi
y . , .cktaibe door and incited
S to table nn whL ha kplfe
the UchL I ok a chairs a i produoed.
m?.TfTt farther. Mr. Moss, let us
understand each other. I have o wish to
Jenf.fit from anv vtrtnes Air.
Brnnton ny pousess, and I anl gorng to
convince you that lam wnw j
: myself to be. Be god enough to read that ,
iiejtwu one from fi merchantin the north, j
only received that morning, laafl mention
ed circumstances whkh were sufficient to
settle any doubts s to my identity.
Mr. Moss read it, lbldeditup briskly,
nd yn-esented it to me with a, bow:., .
S SiTiX apologizes Icotfs that Tip to
- moment I fancied if'watf" Carl; but
thfc- -Ld.me was, that such a surly
what pu. 4 jo LtrkiBg' -and playhis
fellow ahou 0ry mucii like my last
the fooL You a.
tenant, air, that to' aw. v - Vt,e , ' r.
"Very well; now that m-ter 18 etuw
letnslookatthe roonJ8,"r, j
The lighted gas ahowed ma large one,
and venrbareljfuraiahad. hei was m
large leather covered table Ttath. a4 Wg
. desk on it, four chairs, an inkstand, ar d a
i partially Cited waste paper baskeM iB1
Vasalt.'-l',J- J Otsift-.f:
Eivther meagre, Mr. Moss.
- f'Nowi my dear sir, what mor could you
'want Would you Uke a safer I've got
one keane down stairs,- and you ehall
have it. k2 ' fw f4 letthere
bow-I lit Lling." " -'
- .,t n. bh. tw other room, please.
It was one in whirh ai person sitting at
"iTv,. ,1.1 v,n -!?ht opposite to him
.TCrri waa a" clerk'
offic MrVMoss said. otf wanted
- f hana." ' I Sggested
jM.r-n oialM On eiionld be hUBgftt
.onca if I vished lt ha-nng no intan-
1 tion of engaging a taeak'atrpresenH a
h& i was f no consequence. , - ; .
Tile room was aboat half the size of the
Miter fiieaa contamtK. b. suwi uu
- v larca clouetfor oals and such
meatters, nd. gd aUowance of dust
"MOST Itlooks t-tifwhenan.and
you'll find the desK 10 re n
hJy would suit me well eaongVaaI
told aJto. paidbiflra lharter's rent
in advancer 4 roaela g. i. . j
' ' "Oh, by the wayj Moa," I. excjaim!, a
-' audden though sinking" tne; Ijwill feend a
ypan to paint my name on the door, and on
'Very good, air;l would, do Hat once If
- i -ere yoifc Cart waa 4cw fiii, "J and if
; vou delayed it until yet here you might be
.,rf an 9 Vhnf WHS C6
" .r-U,fir!L: Mr.-Harkei. yorfll
J . yZr in TiverpooL LordF how
. . 1 1 i .- T --
"And yet I have not been thought to re-
mhle a loose nan vpioze, ju.
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VOL. IV. NO. 4G.
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M'CONN ELSVILLE, :OHIO;
FRIDAY; JULY 9,
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WHOLE NO.. 202.
' ' I didn't mean that nave you never
seen an uply person resemble a very Land
some one ? I have many a time. Well,
abont OarL He wan here about two years,
and call me a Jew if I could reckon him np.
H& ned to oome here about noon, and work
tfp to eight or nina o'clock at night; but
what bnsineps he worked at I could never
find out. I know he had a big ledger, and
two or three such books; but a big ledger
won't make a business any more than a big
carpet bag wilL and he always carried one.
He would would oome and smoke a cigar
with me now jtnd then ; but I never came
up here during all that time, aad La kept
this door locked. . He alwava seemed to
tie expecting a blow, did poor Carl, more
like a rat in a corner than anything else.
poorbeggai! WelL sir, one morning I
found the key on my mat, and found the
place just as you see it, and have never
seen Oarl Bineeo One or two queer looking
men Jiave inquired about him, . and asked
if he was coming back, and I said most
likely he wonld,and likely enough he wilL"
Mot at all an interestincr story, 1
thought, and felt inclined to yawn in Mr
Moss's face; but I thanked him for the in
formation, and promised to take possess
ion in three days, which Ispent in presen
ting my letters of introduction, and making
other arrangements for the prosecution of
At length the eventual day arrived, and I
stayed in my own office, with my name em
blazoned on the door and passage way.
was waiting for a friend to call on me, (who
had promised to put hie in the way of doing
some business timt very day, and felt imp
tient in consequence.
The office was clean and tidv, and the
noors naa been well scrubbed.
. Why hadn't thev emptied the waste ban
ket tf all that lumber.
The office keeper had not lighted a fire.
and I took np the basket to perform the
operation myself; but from some cause or
other, I placed it on the table, and began
idly to burn the scraps one by one.
X bad nearly disposed of them all when a
paper attracted my attention,, and I read it
It was torn so as to leave a few words intact,
and it ran thus : - - -
"Louise has given yonr description, and
on may rely on our finding yon. Forward
the plates at once, or "
Then another piece of some mysterious
paper, apparently a plan of some place or
What did this mean ? . . v
"Tint I had no time to consider, for my
friend entered, and putting the two pieces
of paper in my drawer, I emptied the bas
Fet into the fire, and went out with him to
do a good day's work.
Eeturning late in the evening. I relit the
fire, and addressed myself to the writing of
two important letters to be posted by 11:30
that night, in rorder-to be in time lor the
Canard liner; which sailed' early:. in the
morning; and then it was that the black
darkness of the doorless room opposite to
me began to trouble me most
It had troubled me before, but on this
Ktt it troubled me ten-fold.
hood I had b6n imaginative, and knowing
this, I stirred the fire called myself an ass,
and went , cm with my letter. . Mr rtyes
wandered to the blai ; darkness . the
doorway, and I began to ransack my mem
ory for statistics of men who could tell by
some occult power if anv one were hidden
in the room they entered; and I laughed
aloud when I remembered that I had read
of one sensitive gentleman who by this
occult sense had found that a surgeon's
Bkelelon was in a closet behind him.
I own I dislike being in the dark, but I
will do myself the justice to say that I have
resolution enongh to overcome the dislike.
Therefore I proposed to myself to a very
quiet walk into the dark room which troub-1
;ed me, and without a light, look out of
thfl window, and Blowly return.
I went, the very first -step beyond the
threshold dispelled my fears. I could see
the glimmer of the stars, through the glass
hear the rattle of the cabs outside. Why,
it was quite a cheerfnl place after all !
Ah ! there was a shuffling noise there by
the closetand then my fears returned and
overpowered me,' I atrova to walk out like
a tragedy nero; but my pace - quicKenea as
I neared the door, and heard the shuffling
noise close to me, and the next moment a
powerful hand was at my throat, and help
less on the floor, with the cold muzzle of a
pistol pressed to my head, I was bound to
and dragged into the outer office, thrust in
my chair, and confronted by two quiet
looking men, one of whom laid his revolv
er on the table, saying at the same time,
with an ugly sneer, "So Bronton, we have
caught you at last."
' The speaker was a mild, intelligent look
ing man of about 35 years of age. In a pro
per dress he would have looked like a
High ChmroT cforgyman. His companion
wasevidently a foreigner, and I imagine, a
German. He was about fifty years ol
age, and a prolusien of beard and whiskers
covered more than half bis face. But he
had a winning smile, and good teeth, which
he often took an opportunity of showing.
"We have found you at last"
. I am thankful to say- that lam not ner
vous when I sse a danger, and I boldly
"My name is Harker and not Brunton.
Mr. Mohs, the landlord of these premisas
has noticed my resemblance to his late
tenant, and is satisfied that I am not tha
same. Depend upon it that I shall make
-remrenent this 4ntrase."
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' I tried to rise and call for help, from the
street, but the pistol was cocked at me, and
there was that m the man's eye whieh cau
tioned me against rashness in my helpless
"I will sit down," I replied, "and hear
what you have to say; but if J choose to do
it, I shall do my best , to raise an alarm in
spite of your revolver.
"Veil spoke, Carl," said the foreigner;
Louise always say he a plucky one."
"How then Brunton," whispered the
other one, "Let us have no nonsense. We
ave not met before, it is true: hut Louise
bas bo well described yon, that putting
"other name pn your door was simpjy
f'f? "ide9,of oa ours hai watobed for
iaiouc M communicated with
your return, , 0n fr if von
him directly we Ianaeu.
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1LKO, LUL 106 WkU IWIX UtG JAUtc. . t.A
1MI 8 me maiirr via as, ttcuueu
German; ve vill have the plates."
"I know nothing of any-nlates, l criea,
"nor of Louise, nor of you. All I know is
that you will see the inside oi a prison
very shortly." .
"And you thma: you can inrow us, mrow
me over in this way ? Do you think you
deal with children?"
I .think L deal, with a barfilar. . wont
ctrtvnli wil! it jaseai; pt: soirie sort y
Here my two friends held a whispered
conference. Then he of the revolver turn
ed sharply towards me.
"Will you marry Louise 7 Will you give
so the plates and marry my sister?"
"sua 101 e you oiu doom, auuea we
Oermas: and from which I opine that he
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prided himself on a knowledge of English
In snii'A Of 133V EBrlOUS POBlUOn, L WM
frftHinrr thoronnniv amusea. xuo uwa
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doorway held unknown terrors to jpy ex
cited imagination; but two! aonrmoa-plaee
fellsiva vhn haA TnAOB ft mifliaKU, OUiv
unaoi fnAlincr cf mAmmenC in 6P1U9 oi
tauabu w . 1 ' a- . - f
f Via i-Avnlvpi
"I am sorrv I cannot oblige TOO, J. re-
"T am fltl-Al Viir thA lftdV S PKI-
rone: ImL haviac one wife already. I tear
Xmast dealiae Jaking a.'second; and as for
the piaies, pieaso t-pmm juai juu mu.
Tha answer to thiB flippant speech was a
Mnm nn tha face, which sent the blood
"You'll remember insulting the sister of
Louis Orloff I - Hexa-Baron, let as gag
him. and search, no win uonuomK u
Th tv,mni a piece of rone between my
windpipe to make
ma open soy mouth; and there I sat help
i.,Ii,;m iko. inmul ont the contents of
ices wuud - , ,
m jnN not forcetting my cash-box
which was opened with a key takenjfrom my
waistcoat ppckBt, and the contentB appro-
priated. Knowing that the two scraps of
paper x naa iouna in tne wasta paper bas-
Ket, ana piaoea in my drawer, must have
reference to their viuit.I watched very anx
iously when they opened it But they es
caped notice, and I felt that I had some
clue to the mystery, .even if these men es
eaped ; and I had quite determined " that
they should not escape, for I waa insecure
ly bound, " and had been working hard to
get my right hand free, and thanks to hav
ing a narrow one, I now found myself able
to slip it through the loop. ; which enoir-
cled the wrist, but I "bided my time," for
l saw tnat a raise move might bring a bul
lot through my head. ' .'
"i)e plates is in re oder room, Carl
Brunton, mon ami," said tne Baron, smil
ing, and patting my shoulder. Vynot
say r v y snoot we you r 1 eu T do-dem so
well, to no get any like dem. . And yon
use dem yourself and den, Ach Gott ! you
upset the cart of de apple."
"Yea," I thought; '-and it'a odd to me if
upset your cart of de apple before long."
"In dare,' in back room 7" asked the
Baron, with another amiable smia. -"I
said "Yes," with my eyes.
'See now, my Louis, yon were too rough,
You into him pitch like dam. ' So' see him
amiable. . Then to meT--
"And you will marry Louise, who lofe
you like old boots."
My other handwas free now. I tried to
speak j and implored with," my. eyes for the
gag to be removed-- .,.. .i.-
The Baron removed it, and' while doing
Boj I resolved on a plan of operations. -
Yon will marry Louise and give us the
'I will give you every BatiKfaction." "
"That's business," aaid Louis Orloff,
coming forward. "First the plates. Then
you return with us to New York, and keep
pour promise to Louise. Why give us thw
ironoie t 1 ten you irantuy that tlio ex
pense will be deducted from your share,
and you will be strictly watched in future.
I should have cut your . throat but for my
promise to Louise. Now, where are the
plates?" -. . ,
"Ijook in tne -closet in tne next room;
raKe out the coals and take what you can
a a aa .
"Good. Come, Baron." .
And they left me, to operate on the coals.
Springing up, I seized the revolver, darted
to the door, and in a moment had locked
them in. But my triumph was of short du
ration, for Orloff was on the other side
quick as lightning, the rotten woodwork
tore out under hw vigorous wrench, and
his hand was on my throat before I could
grope my way to the stairs. . - -. .
Then I knew that life depended on the
struggle, and I fought like one possessed,
for the revolver. The . Baron came to his
friend's relief; but I found time and oppor
tunity to send him reeling to the floor. Or
loff was the weaker man, bat he outdid me
in skill, and a dexterous feint threw me
off my guard, leaving the revolver in his
hands. ' '
Purple with passion, Jie fired instantly.
and I felt a sharp sting in my left should
er; and then all earthly things seemed to
be fading away,- and a world opening to
When I recovered, I found myself laid
on a mattraser-on the office table, and my
wife tearfully bending over me. There was
a calm-faced burgeon, too, who showed me
the ball he had extracted, and told me to
cheer up, for I should be better in a few
days, for no damage was done. Jlr. Moss
was there too, and came to bed I mean
my table-side, and ' whispered how he had
been called up by the police, who hearing
pistol-shot, had come- np statrs and ar
rested Orloff and the Baron, and finding
ma on the floor bleeding, had Bent for a
surgeon and my wiie, having found my
private address from a letter in one of my
pockets. j r .
I was only faint from loss of blood, tha
bullet did little damage, and I preferred
getting up, and then gave an account of
the evening's adventure, not noticing at
the time that a call inspector of police was
in the room.' i- .' -j i - . . 3
"Will you kindly show me those pieces
of paper ?" he said, advancing. I have the
men in Mr. Moss's ofiice; bnt beyond the
assault on you I have no evidence against
them, but I know them well." t
I produced them, and the inspector fas
tened on the one which seemed to be a plan
them looking around, said:
"inis is a plan of your office."
'Call me a Jew if it ain V exclaimed Mr."
Moss taking it. ' ' -4
'Yes, it is certainly a plan of your office.
See, here is the doorway, and there comes
the other room. -Then there, is a; cross
against the fire-plaoe in this room, on what
I judge from the lines to mean, tne fourth
board from the hearthstone, and another
cross against the sixth from- tb hearth
stone in the room. . Got . a ; crowbar, Mr.
Moss." . -"There's
one down stairs." -
I do believe that if you'd -asked for a
crocodile he 'would : have: got oae "down
stairs." "" -'--
Crowbar and a policeman to wield, it
were soon produced, and. then the mystery
was unravU'd. . r . .
Close to wnere I sat were unearthed sev
eral copper platea for the' forging of Rus
sian rouble notes cl various amounts ; ana
in the back room, under; the flooring were
found neveral hundreds ef- weTl-executea
forgeries carefully soldered up in a tin case
together with eorrespondencSlntpIiaataig
Orloff and the Uarpit fj irfn J' .
: It appeared chat Brunton was engaged by
a New York gang to.engravethe plates,and
chat he had never seen his employers, tha
agent between them being the Louise be
fore mentioned, --whose fair hand I 'had
been compelled to decline. - B ma ton had
evidently bboonia frightened, and had fled.
He was no traitor, or "he" would have de
camped with ' the 'plates. Perhaps the
dread of having to espouse Louise may
have to do with his flight. She wafl a very
handsome woman, if I may judge from a
photograph of her found in the tin' case.
but looked like one accustomed to rule, and
who would not hesitate to administer
wholesome correction to her spouse.
Assisted into ft carriage, which wat wait
ing, I had the satisfaction of seeing the
Baron and Orloff brought down in hand
cuff, the Baron regarding me with a sweet
11 and 'Orloff scowling on me like a
5r i fo-r tbey
rnnnnWtkn lorgers, cnaj
DUwUU , . ill. I'MO-
there waa .evidence enough, for . -r . .
Embassy to procure a conviction Ina
a sentence of ten yeara penal servitude;
and in due time I recovered and dismissed
the matterfrom my mind-
But I had not heard the. last oi it About
twelve months after the trial and condem
natiorfcf tha Baron d bis rind,..there
came one nigh imid knock at my .office
door, and my clerk (5l I had such a lux
ury then) saia4n,4jw
seemed to be-a"- moving bandlaf rags.
ctnifw QrnVinc.' tha; fcundie oi rags in
sisted on seeing me, and ushered itael jnj
in spite of all remonstrance. , j ; J (
Ti mmii and atoodbefere ane, ana resoj
ia itanif intn thfl resemlilanee of ai man a
lean man,, haggard, , sunken eyea, raggea
hdilirtybutwitha lace something like
my own; ana wimoui puiung
that I stood lace to face witn pari prunion,
and! addressed the rags by that name,
"I took that name.' the poor shivering
thinor r6n"r. "bat my name is but no
matter. May-fepeak hypu?" '
"Yes. go on."
"Will vou tive me some drink first f
had none to-day, and I feel delirium
tremens coming one. cm, now ooia .it is,
r.A iinw I shiver.
y sanfc thA clerft lor soma Dranay. -wnicu
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he took raw, and with aiawps cana neia
out the glass for more.
iT itnimnn i U, IS Jkir. ftiu JVW wo".
see, is it not?. V bo, you wiU find him at
, flfo- no." vou: vou I want I I I am
vrv T.fh-f irprv rvADT. Will vou cive me
aixpeneer1'-.-" ' ''-
I gave him half a crown.-' ' ' : '
"Now what can I do for yon?"
- L Ilefi some property herd: when
went away You won't refuse to give it up
I seem poor, but I ain rich Ah! bo rioh
and I will pay vou welL
"You mean the forged rouble notes and
the plate vou engraved them from 7" :
'Ah 1 who told you that ? Then you hatfe
found them and used them; I ran away
from them, and wished to. lead a better life
but they drew me back; and now you have
robbed me and 1 shall starve. ,. . .
I explained to the poor wretch what had
become of his 'possessions, and how they
were found, ' and ' inquired if he had not
heard of the fate of his accomplices.
"No, I have been wandering about the
country, living in hospitals and workhouses
because they hunt me down from plaee to
place. They will kill me as they did the
Posen Jew and the engraver at Stockholm,
ail because they demanded a lair ahare. -
They are dogging me to-night . one of
them is outside now. Let me see,, what
did I, come hero for? O, sixpence. Lend me
sixpeaice; I'il give you a hundred pounds
lor it to-morrow.
I made a further donation and. as tho
man was evidently in a state of delirium.
told my clerk to fetch a medical man. But
before he- could execute the order: the bun-'
die of rags crept down the narrow stairs
sitt ing on each step, aad wriggling by aid
ot bis n vnds to tlie next below, whilst we.
unable to pass him. looked on. wonderinr
now it would ail end. ., th-.-'j - -
The street gained, he stood upright and.
casting a terrified, glance around, fled
away into the darkness, and we, following
in the direction h6 had taken, learned
shortly afterwards that a begear had thrown
himsctf into, the Mersey, from fit. George's
landing stage,- and had sunk tojusno
more. ... .
His body was never found, and. I having
nad enough of Mersey street, moved my
quarters, much to the regret. - bl Mr. Moss,
for, quoth he. "Two bf 'em are at Portland
and another at the bottom of the river; so
you may call me a Jew if any one troubles
But 1 went; and the office is still without
tenant, and I -.shudder when 1 1 -pasa
through the street at night, and, looaing
up, see the two black shining:' windows.
like two great eyes watching, me, and
fancy I can see a shadowy form in
rags, pressing its face to the glass, .and
gibbering and mowing at the busy stream
of human life which 6urges to and fro for
ever. Every Saturday. -''
The Cricket Invasion of Nevada—
Whence they Come and Whither
From tha Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City
. Nevada, June ZlHh. .
The State has been invaded by crickets.
Vast armies of them have entered the
eastern portion of the State. A week ago
the advanced ' guard of - the devastating
hord poured down upon Elko, and as they
swept, part-with their silent tramp, the
people Btood appalled at their numbers.
The Elko Independent does not trace their
course eastward, but they evidently come
from Utah," the' home of the cricket, grass-
nopper ana poiygamug Mormon, and are
endeavoring to cut or eat their way through
to the green valleys of the Truckee. Thev
are destructive on vegetation, and their
advance should be stopped by some means.
Aa the malarious marskes of the Ganges
seem to be the home of tha cholera, so
does Utah appear to be the birth-place of
the cricket and grasshopper, plagues of the
Great Basin. . For the past eight or ton
years, if not longer, that Territory has
been sorely afflicted with grasshoppers, 1
and it has sometimes seemed that the
Baints weuld be - compelled to yield their j
fields and pastures to thene 'innumerable
and remorseless destroyers - The cricket
pest, however, has been less severe, and
from the habits of this insect, we do not
apprehend that the present invasion will
prove very destructive. "They sometimes
appear in prodigious numbers, but they ',
travel slowly, and ' their advance is easily
stopped. In 1850, for a diatanw of twenty
ortwenty-five milea,- in .Utah, the whole
face of the country was bo densely covered
with crickets large, fat, alumsy, wingless
fellows that the wheels of the emigrant's
wagon became almost clogged with the
crushed carcasses of thee e insects. As their
course could easily be traced, it was mani
fest that . they, had not traveled far. and
winter probably Overtook them before they
swept oyer a very wide scope of the coun
try. They advance steadily," however, and
multiply a hundred ' and fifty - fold each
year. Hence crickets, now that they have
entered the state, may be expected ' for
aome years to come. . r-. : : -
' ; a . r i fo:-.- s
Pasvosr Pabadou thb raw Fan oh irnt-
istkb to this country, is the son of M. Pro
vost, an actor, and Mile. ParadoL an act
ress, both of the Theatre Francaia. The
Pans correspondent of the London Tele
graph says that "the best abused man in
Paris at this moment is, without doubt, the 1
new minister appointed to Washington.
His appointment seems to have given satis
faction to no one.4 The French laugh at'
the nomination, and say that the only dan-1
gerous urleanist writer has been stifled at
the rate f 4,000 a year. Tha Americana
are very much dissatisfied; because loving
as tbey do, a title, they have got a simple
Monsieur. M. Paradol lately at the French
Foreign Office- made several allusions to
his devotion to the Orleans family.- He
then wen on to observe that he thought it
would be more in accordance with Ameri
can ideas if he did not take a bouse for
the Embrssy. He said, I. will take two
bedrooms, and dine at the table d'hote.-'
"Yes, " said the gentleman he was talking
aoi and, as yon have 4,000 a year, you
will find it a very lucrative way of living."
Ollivier, on nominating him, said to- the
Emperor, MWe must respect talent, not
opinions, and go into the highways and
bywaya to; find, men of ability. 7? But the
public say. that the bitterest tongue and
the cleverest pen has been purebased by a
diplomatic appointment' worth . 4,000 a
- At Oxtoxd, some twenty years a gov a tu
tor of one of the- colleges limped - in Lis
walkvr Stopping one day last sum mar. at a
railway station, he .waa accosted by a well
known politician who recognized, him, and
asked him if he . was . not the chaplain of
the college at such a time, naming the
year. The doctor replied that he was. "I
waa there," said' the, Interrogator, "and
knew you by your limp." 1 ' Well," said the
doctor, "it seems that my hmping made a
peeper impression on you than my preach-
inff." ' Ah; doctor - was the reply wit
ready wit, 'it 1 the highest compliment.
we can pay minister to say mas ne- u
known by his walk rather than by his oon
versatioit -.- - . ,;. j
A oonrntrvAJtaB has lately been invented
which prevents persons outside from look
ing into' a 3"oom,! 'Without exoluding the
lght. It consists of a nnmlter of glass
tods, arranged either vertically or horizon
tally, and aeenred together by appropriate
frames, forming a aeries of cylindrical len
ses, which break up the light and throw it
into every part of the room, thus produc
ing a soft and diffused glow which is very
beauWul and-ptoassait.. . I6a.jass rod!
may be or any color, ana ty an arrange-menc-of
the colon- very heautiAll.. effects
oan be produced.-, , ;t ,? v 0;
TBivEtXBai u their way to Laker George
were eomewhat startled in Glen Falls, tne
ether day, by seeing aome fifty well-dre.ee d
negroes : crowding into the. coaches that
were to epayey tuam to thai laae.. "Where
are those fellows g3ipg?1 asked a pawn-
ger, ."lo tne rori mmam nenryuotel,
was tne answer. tt nut r us toey -emier-
tain negreea there -r ertamiy they do.
citedly; "lH be cl- d if I go to any hotel
where they entertain negroes." 1 Those are
the waiters of tne hotel. " eaid. the agent',
and the passenger eubsidei. --t . ,"
A stTBTB equivocal compliment ts paid
to Horace Greeley's penmanship by a
Western paper, that aaya one of his tetters
looks "as if somebody had Baaehed a bot
tle of ink on it and triad to wipe it off with
Bound. THE FARM.
' . r : . Laree-Tailed Sheen! ; ';'! ,
. ' There are twa breeds of sheep in: Pales
trae.. ,une much resembles the ordinary
English aheep, while the other is a very
araoreni animal, being.-.to the ordinary
sneep wnai tno greyhound is to the rough
icrner. it is inuch taur on us legs, larger
Donna, ana longnoseu. only the rams
bavo horns, and they. are. not .twiated
spirally, like those of oar own .sheep, but
came uacawara, ana men .curl rovnd so
that the point comes under the ear. The
great , peculiarity of this sheep Is the tail
wjuca ik Bunpiy. prodigious in point of size,
and is an enormous mass, of, fab Indeed,
the long-legged and otherwise lean animal
seepia to .concentrate all its fat in the tail,
which, as has been observed, a f) Dears to
abstract both flesh and fat from the rest of
the body. So great is this strange develop-
menr, mat me tail -alone will sometimes
weigh one-fifth as much aa- the entire ani
nu-L ; A similar breed of sheep ia found in
Southern Africa and other parts of the
world. In some places, the tail grows to
such anenormous size that, in order to keep
so valuable a part of the animal from lniurv.
it ia (aatened to a small board, supported
by a couple of wheels, so that the Kheep
literally wheels its own lailinACart. It
hs been thought by some systematic nat-
uibubu ium mm variety . is a aistinct spe
cies, and the bread-tailed breads of sheep
have, in consequence,, been, distinguished
by several names. . Yet they are in reality
MulSniK . t . 11. - i - v. . "1
one ana tne same variety of the domesti
eated sheep, differing in some particulars.
according to the conditions in which they
are placed, bnt having really no - specific
distinction. It is, by .the way, from the
wool of the unbom broad-tailed sheep that
the much prized Astrachan fur lfl naade.
CULTTVATIOS OF ObCHABIA TllO gTOUOd-
among tue young trees should be well
cultivated a few years at IeasL. We should
always remember that ' the;orchard is to
yield us important cfops, therefore the
land should not be Uxed. too heavily by
tne prcauctioa oi other urm products.
However, our soils are sufficiently fortilA
to beau this, and it becomes a question
what .we shall grow . among the trees.
Fallow crop, as hard crops are preferred,
suoh as occupy the land for a few months
only, and especially, those that require
cultivation, such as corn and potatoes, but
grain or white-straw crops should never be
permitted in the young orchard. '
This cultivation of the land, with or with
out the eropa among the trees, is very de-
r a .
Rirauie, ana inaeea necessary to promote
their growth. It should be continued four
or five yeara, and when the plew is used,
the furrows should be turned toward the
trees so aa to throw the surface into ridges,
particularly if the land be flat as this will
effect surface drainage. Some good cultiva
tors prefer to keep the orchard always un
der cultivation, but in hilly lands this can
not be done. Most farmers prefer to lay
down the field to grass among the trees af
ter a few years of cultivation, in which case
clover is preferred, both aa an enricher of
the soil and aa suitable food also for the
swine that are to be turned into the or.
chard. In some cases, however, the ex
treme fertility ,"of ,. .the . land causes the
trees to grow too vigorously for the pro
duction of fruit, when It has" been found
desirable to check this excessive' growth
by suspending the cultivation of the land,
and by seeding it down with the meadow
or pasture grasses, among 'which blue
graas is the favorite. In a closely planted
orchard we ' cannot expect to make mucn;
hay nor to have any room for the mowing
machinesand it must be cut with the scythe
ot cropped by sheep "and hogs. These are
the enly animals to be permitted in the
orohard, and even these, particularly the
former, will need watching lest they do us
more harm than good, as they will brouse
off every leaf within their reach, and some
time even strip the bark from the stems
also. ' Ia this case they must instantly be
removed, and "brought bock from time to
time, only long enough to gather np the
fallen fruit- For this .purpose many farm
ers prefer them to swine. " ' -
.. Wobktno thk Soil It is the tillage of the
soil that makes agriculture; but we do not
generally consider it so. We do not plow
enough, -cultivate enough,' harrow enough.
We lack, if possible, still more in subsoil
ing and ditching. The! last lies at the
foundation of all; it adds all the rest, and
resists, measureably and constantly, the
dronth and the excess of rain; without it
much of our land can be but little benefit
ted. Manure has not the effect that a
drier soil would give it Working the soil
ia often injurious in consequence, especial
ly in clay land; the evil is thus augmented,
the land becomes hard and wet, and in a
drouth will crack; in winter it is charged
with water; in spring and fall it ia the
All this is remedied to a greater or less ex
tent by ditching, when this is done the
auUsoiI may be stirred to advantage and
to any aeptn, omerwme nuusoiung wivuu
hard bottom - below, would only increase
the evil, as the Boil, 'loosened, would still
be filled with water, and hold all the more
making, in somo cases a bed of mud. This
ia not to be thought of. But drained, and
there may be worked any depth, and in
stead of being filled with water, will be
charged with air containing fertility from
the atmosphere, which is lett in the soil by
circulation,and thus the ground is improv
ed. The raw sou will now be acted upon.
and if properly managed a fund of wealth
may be obtained, i bis, oi course-in heavy
or clay soil)!. JWe thus get a deep bed, to
be deepened still at pleasure,
ilcre manure naa- itfl rai( enect: all ia re
tained, whether .applied at the surface -or
turned iMi the clay dl hold it, or any good
U.. - - - "...
The drouth mnv now be defied: the lone
rains the same."' There is a conduit in the
soil (porous) itself, to carry off tha water,
but only so much as itdoea not want; the
rest it retains, and it can be made to imbibe,
as in the case of a drouth when there is a
hard drain upon it. This brings us back
to the starting point, working the aoih It
is this that gathers moisture, and it is this
that enriches, giving a chance for the
moiid,ftrlU.'aed air to mix with it, nioiutsnd
fertilized most . when the soil is worked in
summer, it 'then contains, the gaases
(emanating from' the ; hot soil) and the
morture'by expansion), and warmth also,
a neeflBsitv, chemically and otherwise, i
Soil cannot be stirred too much, lint is
seldom entertained. Simply to mellow is
thought to be-auffioient- when it ia only
cufflcieut to prepare the ground to receive
the seed, we think our labor is lost wnen
we work over and over our mellow soil, and
it seems like play-work; simply to stir when
there are no weeds seems. not to be the thing,
The dollars do not coine'up" brightening;
but they aro Iherav' nevartBolesa, virtually.
just aa much a they are in the corn or the
"I it. . . 1 1 3 Al 1, i.' IL.t nnTa l A
SOU Ulufc uuU nOBtiubumco (jiuoi uit
com. To have the boy and horse constantly
at work, rerreshlna himself, is all the while
a gars,--the aou (irom -peiowj thrown wp
fresh to the tvir, taking it in and absorbing
ita weaiui. ana i.iai veftiiai i jum wcat u
wan toil., the organio mailer. "Especially
shbuRwe gee this thing roce the attrac
tive power of thai tit hua been made, so
clear and striking recently.-, It ia mot -only
the great "deodorizer" or '. 'disinfectant, '
but the great' altractor Jn orir fields , Only
rive It a chance with the air. And yon-mel
low it aa well; and lessen the wead.These
things' cannot be too .much repeated, too
9 n .-T7
muon urgea. j-rwrw vqer.
Thebk ' 1b k "girl by the hanie of Hatfie
Brown in the' County Infirmary of Shelby
county, O., it ia said, who has a living rep
tile In her Btomapli which makes itael per
fectly at "home in ita snug quarters, some
times'' venturing -bo- far as thai throat and
proraamgftehead, "t9 the great dJseamfort
of the poor child, u f.v:i.v,- r.
'.Miaa Akh WerfH Is the name of a Long
Branch belle who dresses eight timet a day
and drives, along the -beach behind four
different teams every time the earth makes
Bound. THE FARM. CURRENT PARAGRAPHS.
A' flscAtL Indiana town '.has cno school
house and eight base ball clnlm.
Phtkoija Canada", ' produces 4,500 bblsl
of petroleum each week.' ;
CAiIFOB!?Ia Is preparing to sin p' apples,
pears, and other fruits to China.
whebe uoes hhasespeare r,iv? an m-
stance of the enrr of consumption? When
the Duke bf Gloster stops Kiafa'. Henry's
eomnv ... -. ; . ,,,.,.
The largest proprietor of "three-cord
monte" games at the New York rices eo t.-i
himself up as a clergyman, p.nd achioyfs a
wonaerrui success as a "capper. . : ; ?
One of Wm. Perm's silver imona. with
his name engraved r.pou, i;, hnj born fa:ir.d
near Beedviile, Mifiliu countv. IV... . Irv
workmen who were digging a cellar.'
. A New Tori lady' received amon? Lor
wedding presents threo sewing niacliinrs.
six large family Bib!, and tea'ic:pHch
eri. A Boston lady had twenty-ona pairs
or aiiver sait-ceiiars among her bridiu nrts-
Ax eacle was lately shot nef hTrrn. W.
Y., which measured twelvo feet from tin to
up oi nu outspread i wraga When . U;s-
eovered he was perched ou a fence, intant-4
ly watching a small, boy picking Ktr.iw'
berries.' - . . .
A MiRxtE qrmrry has jtrpt been craned
near Williamsport, P.u, whicV rjOVml.-t.n
fine grained stone as black" as cbouy, and
capable of taking a very high , polish. It
is aud that thi .quarry is the only ono of
the kind known to exis-t. "' '
A bot in Alleghany, Pa.,'lost lis Fprch
on the Fenrth f July by the exploRion of
a nre-cracKer, which had been acciJentaily
mrowa into ma mouin.. ..
NtBEASKA ('rrr brido demonatrated her
woman s rights by loeVir-g the door of the
epithalamial chamber and- refusing to ad
mit the bridegroom until he had handed
her $300 cash. , . - . .
Flocb. and more particularly dried Vorn
flour, "is almost as iojariousas moUl'.ia dnst,
affecting the constitution much in tho F.amft
way. Bakers and millers are a short lived
class of men, seldom attaining" more than
forty years. .- ..-.i: '- 7 -
On the Wm. Connelly farm,! fight mil's
south of Bowling Greon, Ind., ia an apple
tree, which is ten feet . in circumference.
being abont three feet four inclvjs in diam
eter. It ia twenty-ninri year o!d,' and
stands in a large walnut "stump, mostly
sound yet j?.
Twentx applications for divorce a week
is the average in Vigo county, Iud.,. v.liieh
has 20,000 inhabitants. If thry were' all
successful, it would reqnire !es; than ten
years" to furnish a divorce fa every man,
woman and child m the county. , ; , ; ; , .-
A Boston paper gives the lament of an
attio poet" for the want of air and rain
m'long days," which closes thus pa
"And if I don't obtain them soon
'J A funeral there will be;
J The hacks will with my tricnl3be filled.
i tint the corpse it will bo me.
An old ia.1v,' by the nam's of Snvdcr, liv-
infi at Lee's X Roads; Ohio, one of th jolJ
pioneers ot the West, is halo and h' rty
walks one mile without . tiring, - and hits
reached the extreme age of 10, years. She
uses no spectacles for rending.
-James Gordon Etixsett's health does not
improvft-He is still cohTncd to his rooms
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,: and it is feared
that Ire will never be abk for active wmk
again. . visitors are sending their cards to
him constantly, but he admits only a low.
Aw erring Indiana bcu was recently
found in the back part of a hardware store,
where the misguided ' fwl hivl struggled
for three- weeks, trying to hatch out half a
dozen white porcelain door-knobs. She
was very touch reduced.
Thxpjs is a .woman in Indiana who don't
do things by ' halves, but : by fourths. On
the "4th" she wa married to her fourth
husband, at four o'clock iu the Fourth bt
Church, had four bridesmaids left frur
hours later, and will do a four-weeks bridal
AYerdant waiter on a' Pullm.n excur
sion car, the other day. . attempted to fill
the water tank through the ventilator at
the top of the car. The occupants of the
car were unexpectedly treated to a shower
bath, to the great detriment of linen and
The Grand Duke" of Mecklonbnrg-
Schwerin ia trying to make a Yanderbilt of
himself, having purchased all the railroads
in his domains. But they most be rather
one-horse railroad, as tho who to Grand
Duchy isn't much larger than Milwaukee
county, and the cars haven't kiiLqd a man
for twent-four years. .
The last year that Davy Crockett was ia
Congress political jollification was held,
professedly in . honor of the birthday ot
efferson, - l)avy met several ot tuo com
pany going home from the festival, and
thus graphically described their condition:
They were so drunk that 1 11 be d d it
either cl them could hit the ground with
his bat tree times throwing."
Anothes English workhouse manage
ment is in trouble. A lad earned John
Pairing, in a "reformatory" eKtablishmoiit
at Pleasington, was guilty .of an oCuue
against the rules in Boiling Lis dot he a.
The governor of this institution directed
an elder lad to punish John Parrin? by
ducking." Tho boy was ducked m ef
fectually that he: waa drowned; and the
serene verdict of thej Coroner's jury was
"death by misadventure.
A i on. a man who carried a collection
plate, in eerrice, btforo starting tok from
his pocket a nve-cent piece, as he suppos
ed, put it on the plate, . and then passed it
round among the congregation, which in
cluded many young girls. The girls, as'
they looked at the plate, all seemed ast-.n-iahed
and amused, and the young man,
taking a glance at the plate, found that in
stead of a nickel five-cent piece he had a
conversation lozenge, with the words "will
you marry me r in red letters, Btanng
everybody right in the lace.
A btoet is told of Dr. Storrs and Henry
Ward Beecher. -. On some pubUa occasion
Dr. Storrs . was to preau. in." Plymouth.
Church, j Aftr tho celebrities had got iaU
the pulpit Mr. 'Beechor said: ' Bwther
Storrs; directly under where you will blaa 1
to preach is a baptistry r( iio ,raoit appro v-
ed pattern, at was bum i y a zealous i ip-
tieit, and is just 'lhe"''prthodox'h,'.Tj?th and
depth.' '. The - platform' is '"-oonfroned by a
spring aear myfooti lacrejs at tUiatiLie
about three feet of watet in t1" Uink. W'ii-v: ,
a trcChe, laf heq for me, and, is' very long
and very dry, I touch , th '-Fpring' an-.l kt
him in." '' c-.ii l: $y
AMxs. BiKNsa, while driving intc"Uoc"kT
aori. Ind.. for a divoxco, was thrown from
her wagon and the next morning he didn't
need one. 'Her tmsband paid for the fa-
neraT, but 'iuscribad..o. the tqnb.tqr.e
iTf la b.v,uini't.i ? -. ..... , '
Srssxa Ccbbti a well-to-do farmer of
Sullivan onuhty, Naw Yotk4ha3nt"c'iei
brated . hs 100th ' birthd iyt' tie baa fix
Bona Kvingrone being ex-Ohlf J netic 3 Cur
ry, of Calif omia, aged 70, aiv).inother,Rov.
Uamet iurry, oitor. oi tue cuit.tua Ad
vocate, aced til ... . , i
) In Beveilv. Mass.. stands' 'a tf.aenakrr'e
shop, aUO years old, ' owneal and oct'opied
by Mr. Henry vams, .who- has wotLed
there for the pest (j7.3rfn. durina ' wiuuh
period,i he, has. enjoyed good'heiitb, not
having experienceda side day sincg hqiwis
ve years or ago. ' .-.7J5- v.
I Edwin Iobrxst thfl Imedian, has Rent
a Very valuable and" beantiiiil aojethystrinR
to ono or ma most appreciative admirers.
Mr.- Thomas Kean, of the Buffalo Oour;er.
we near thftt Mr. t orrest goes tis sum
mer far rest to the Me of Shoals, New-
. Out of a literary set, very few know the
anthor of "Onida" and 'Puck' These
highly-colored works of imagination are by
a w oman a Miss La Ramee a lady whose
lamer w as a t rench othecr. She lives with
her mother at one of the large hotels in
Ionden, and frequently gives parties there.
She ia neither young, nor is she favored by
nr.tuie with tne physical advantages which
sne lAvidnes on Ker heroines.-
. Me. Pickets was, a rather low and a rath
er broad thurclinjan, holding similar views
to those of Canon Kmgslcy, and believing
nioEi nnmy m rue nnai uiumph of the Al
mighty power aid gootbaesa over all .cviL
He virx'tc J.La bookj us Le once told an Ame.
ncau whom he met on the Ohio river, to
how that ThfTo was no one ' beyond the
reach- of infinite mercy that, to use hie
owii.expres ion "God - nevr .made, any
to Lad to be saved." Jf ho had evr r
n.ti-tued the ilcvil as out of bin charact
era in a novel he would have him made
jvnitent iwidnappy in the last chapter.
Wit and Humer.
Mnro has thirty-two hundred
miles of Lake RnrCar-e.
.. - A oiai, near Dayton recently won a bon
nftby tlirowihg her father twioe out of
threo times in a wrestling match.
A Geokoia editor's pistol having been
stolen, ho effere- to "give the thief the
couteut. and no questions asked, if he will
in. uxn 11 .
An old bachelor says that giving the bal
lot to "women wonld not amonut to anything
j)nctiral!y, because they would koep deny
ing tney were- old enough to vote until
they got' too . old. to take any interest in
politic ; ......
A woman applied. : to a magistrate for
utnuun3 againbt a neighbor. "She called
mo a thief, yonr worship. Cant I make her
prova it?'' "No doubt yon could," said the
magistrate, "but you had .better not.
"Mamma," said an intelligent little girl.
"what u the meaning of a book being pub
lished ia 12mo ?" . "Why, my dear,", re-j-licd
the mother, "it means the books will
be published in twelve months.'
MicinAV, ns is newiwell known,' is only
a corrnj tion of the name of .Father Mike
Ean, an Irish Catholic priest, who. lived
and toiled, and was finally sacrificed by the
Indians, on the site of the present city of
"MAinffA," said a child one Sunday even
ing, aft-r having sat still in the house all
day, like a good child, "have I honored you
to-dy'? "I don't know," replied the
mother; "why do you ask?" "Because."
prvb tho little one, shaking her head sadly,
"the liibio says, 'Honor thy father and
msthr that thy days may be long;' and
Ibis has been, oh, the longest day I ever
saw. - ...
Bomb of the . beardrrs at an Indianapolis
hotel went out. the other evening, leaving
their doors aad windows open, that the
"spirit of the evening wind" might wander
in and freshen things. When they return
ed they found their rooms tightly closed
r.nd roaring- cool .fires burning. Fellow
IjOfjfJerti had been there. . . . .
Maek TwAr,'while abroad- visited the
house ot the Wandering Jew. .lie says:
When tho giiido pointed ont where the
WanderuM Jew had left his mark on the
wnll, I was fillodwith astonishment. It
rend: ' ' ; T f , . ; .
... , "s. T.isoo-x." ' r . , ;
A-rrrxNT nan in Alexandria, ..Yal. the
othor evening, b.ide hjs wiij;aui children
gofd-hye, telling them that he was going
to kill himself, lie then jniuped into the
wbil of an old ice house in that locality,
bat crawled through a dry drain that opens
on tho c'uhi of a hill near by, and watched
with delight the efferts of a large crowd
which soon collected to fifth him out of the
bottom of the well. . ' '
In the grave-yard at Childwalif.England,
arc the following queer epitaph:
"Tlcre lirs the body of John Smith,
BnrieJ In the cii.ter;
If he don't jump at the last tramp, '
Call, 'OYtrtaralV . ,
"IT, re llpa ice and my Uirra d ane liters, . . .
Briiu.'bt here by nsii; 8idllta waters, .
If nt-liid atiiuk UKMm salta,
We 7na!iii't have buuo ia these here vaults." .
Pitncii gives a remarkable illustration of
"proof-positive-" Wile (who has been sit
ting up,) "Well, this is a pretty time to
come hornet Four o'clock f:' Husband
(u- ho has taken bnt .on.V' glass of a curious
cotr.yoand, spoken of, , by. himself, as
"whisiviinworra,) "Wha".' you mean, mad
am, it Rho append, curiouslennff, I parsh'd
Big Ben, msulam, and heard it strike one
(hio) Etveral time, manual" Be tires to
bed in triumph in his Loota-Ji ((
An irreverent Athens;, oorreeppndent,
speaking ol" the new railroad from that city
to Pineus, says: "Think of Socrates so
liloquizing ovor a steam engine; Diogenes,
with his tub, dead heading it to tha Pisrua,
or hu;gting about a 6eveu-cent ticket; of
Eun (iides working up a railroad catastro
phe into one of his polished tragedies; of
fliO courtly Xedophon taking topographi
cal not-.- lor his 'Anabasis' from tha win
do of a slaoping- car; or ;of Aluibiadcs
lcliLi 1,1 the snic king car and playing a
gsinia of Lih-iow-jaek for the cigars!"
A:i Io'wa man triwd to kiss a neighbor's
wife, bni bofof & 'lie t through the lady
hit l.iai ou the head wiQi' aralhng pin, and
put tim out of doors. The husban4 took
a revolver vmJl went to the man for walis
fortich, but concluded to settle it by taking
tho vHlnxn's note for $19, A which he traded
off for off a corn phmgti.! :lhe man who
holds the note can't collect,- ;t)e giver of it
claiming that ho did not get value received.
Tea Madrid, people are innocent. An
elderly gentleman last week had hjs', eye
sad Iduly covered fn the . streets by some
one behind, who playfully said, . 'Who is
it 1 Guess '!" He weut on gncsxing through
the round of his friend when the playful
brnnrj behind darted off, and left tho old
gcntlemrtof Spain still bewildered Jand
thinking who it could be. Be found out
when he got home, and missed a pooket
book, with tlieen hundred franca ia it, al
so a gold repeater and handsome chain and
seals. ' " : '-
. TnF.lnziefit man that i can think ov new
was Israel Dunbar, of Billlngsvilla. lie
dried up a new milch cow in milking her 3
riair dy:i3vi planted an akexcf beans last
spriu uwl m one huh .. He is 45 years old,
and L lint had the meazles yet; he has al
vnt Mft too lazy to ketch them. His boy
V.u l wen' ho was 13 years old; in crossing
a tern; fi.ad the punkin vines tack after
hiin and Bmothuil-him to dt.ath.. .
- , - - -
Spanish gentlemen speak with great en-
tbn jaiwi the handsome behavior- in a
recent duel, of two navoi joflieexj high
ran, iiitiniate frionds, who had Trnarrelled
overtheir cup3." They fought twenty pa
ces apart, to advance to a central hue and
fire at w id. Una walked forward, and when
nt-ar the line the other; fixed and hit him.
Tho wouuded man staggered to' the line
and said, ;"I am dad. -Oome thoJ tip and
bo'kilkid." lihav'othBd cam np. till he
toaehed : tha -mctila - of his adversary's
niatel, and in a moment both were dead
like gentlemen. . ; (' - ' '"
s Tile! Ltss Eeporter tella the following:
Some years since a gentleman, somewhat
of a literary character, residing ln tnia
eity, whom we will call by": no particular
name,; married a young lady . py no means
hunous. lor her intellectuality, in the
coarse of time the happy pair were rejoic
ed bv the ad'eat or an Jtr, wnicn grew
and tittived fora-ieason,- but after awhile
begnn t droop; and grew sickly. The lath-
r iioUcba the unnieihodical nianner in
which th"6 mother managed the baby, told
hcrohe day thftt its illaesswaa owing to
tnismxnagoment. A physician, upon being
i-alhd, gave tha same, opinion. A day or
two altarwarus one of tha neighbors caueu
in to inquire after the child, and asked:
"What is the matter with it?" - "Oh," said
"the mother, "my husband and the doctor
say it's mismanagement'' ... - ,
Wit and Humer. THE CROWN OF SPAIN.
Pedigree of Prince Leopold.
. It is a singular fact that all of the prinoes '
of Europe, outside'of fraoce; the only one
with whom the Emperor of the French is
connected by ties of blood are Germans, '
and that those to whom ho is cear?stjre-
lated, are members of the hanse of bfohon ;
zollern. And furthermore, it is a f;"t that
such familjconnection i conffnM to tho'
Beauhamais family, the Bonaparte
being Umi ted to France-1 - . r t ;
The young Prince whose candidature for
the Spanish crown has created soamch ex
of France and Prussia exceedingly grave,
is, in fact, an- own consin of -Napoleon by
his mother's side. Hortene ami Lugtna ' "
de Beauharnais wera, it will: bo brnu, iu ,'
mind, the children of Josephine, afterward '
ol FranceTbythcr first tiisbapdi'' '
Viscount Alexander de 'Benharnai JAa-'
uncle of the Viscount, Count dfrBeaonaiv
nais, married the famous Countess Fiuiay,
by whom he had. Claude de Bcuuliaruais.
This nobleman filled the poition of Ch'ev- -1;
alier of Honor to the Empress MariA
Louise, wife of Napoleon L'Ono of his--
daughters, Stephanie Louisa , Adrinne,
was the adopted child of the Emperor.
On the 8th of April, "180o'; she ruitr- .
ried Charles Louis Frederic, Grand Dake
of Baden, by whomehe'uaJ two daughters'
one of whom, the Princess JoriwnLino
Frederiquo Louise, was married on the 21st '
of October, 1S31, to rrince Charles An-,
toine Joachim Zephyrin Frederic Mainrad, '
head of the house. of Hohenzollern Sig
raaringen. It is noteworthy that this'
prinde is also in a measure connected with "
the luapoleon family by reason of his moth-
er, the AniiceeB-ftwtotnmw Alane- Mnrat,
being a siater of Jo.Mihim. Murat. the great -
cavalry leader," who rmrrkd CaroJind X- "
naparte,' and whose children are nov t crg
nizoii as hereditary princes of tfTb Freach
empire. - ITie mother of tha PreseD Em- n
perorof the.French, IIortensedeBertuh:!!;
uais, having" been a blood conoid to Stpl 7v
phanie de BcatihornaiR, the grandmother of
the new caadidate , for. tho Spait-h, crovra, -,
it follows that Napoleon and Leopold are 1
consin also. -; :' . !.-
SeamtiL which did not snare the name of
Hortcnue. was not over careful of the namo
of Stephanie, f whom some hot very fav
orable stories are told. She was, however.
so compttraliftjly obscure that but fow perr '
sons at the present time are even aware of
her having been the adopted child of the
great Coraican. She lived to a ripe old
age seyenty-cue and died on the 2:1th ot'
January, IStJQ, Apropos of Stephanie, her
grandmother, the Countess Fanny was one
of the most talented and dissolute- women -of
her day. She was a poetess and roman
cer, of remarkable personal beauty, and was
notorious in t ans lor her numerous lovers, i
to the amorous poems of some whom she is
said to have signed her name. Altogether,
and truth to tell, the females of the Bean
barnais family have, never borne on unsnl- ,
lied reputation for morality, although it
must be admitted that several of thera have
been distinguished for the possession of a
high order of intellect "
It is curious to notice that of all the '
princes created by the first Napoleon, this
family have alone made a stir in the world 1 '
since the fatal day of Waterloo. Already a.
grandson of . Stephanie has ascended a
throne the brother of Prince Leopold.
rrince Charles Eitel Frederick Zeplivrhi .
Loais, being the present ruler of Kon- "
mania. '.'-.:... i :
Having thus briefly sketched the ances. .
try of the prince whose name heads this '
article, we arrive at a consideration cf him-
self.. Bnt little can be said about him. foe -,
the reason that he has never before appear-
ed prominently in Earopean politics, lli -f
is the eldest son of. Prince Charles, and
was born on' the 22d ' of September, 1S35. ' ' '
At present he holds the rank of Lieutenant . .
Colonel of the First Iteginient of Prussian
Foot Guards, On the 12th of September,
18B1. he married tho Prineess Antoine Ma- - , ;
FetUnande Mickaela Gahrietle lUpkaele
de' Assise Anne Gonzagne Silvine Julie An-' -
guste de Bragance. Bourbon, Duchess; ol
Saxe, sister of the reigniDg King of Tortn-.
gaL The multiplicity of names belonging . '
to this lady has not prevented her from be
coming the mother of three children all
boys to Prince Leopold, the oldest of
whom was born in 1804. This is about all ,
that can be said of Prince LeopohL ' . ' '
lhe ponueai Bigmhcance-of his- ear.d ;-
dathre for the crown of Spain lies in, the .
.1 xl .1 r. ' - . . . . -1 -
iac uuu uo ia a prince 01 uie royal nous
Prussia.- Ia 1S40, . his father ceded his "
terri tones to Prussia, abdicating in favor
of King William. In 1850, by a royal de
cree; the family were invested with the . '
tie of Highness, and with tbe prero?ar
tivea of princes of the royal family. Ia
WA his rank was increased bl his invest- .
ment with . the . title of Iloyal nighi.ww, , .
which, being ' hereditary, descends to his ' "
eldest son, the Prince Leopold, Remote
as is the probability of such a thing, it is
everthele8S not impossible for the Sigmar-
ingen branch of the Hohenollerri family,
of which the King of Prussia is the head , ?
of all, to ascend the throne of Prussia. '
For the purpose of enabling the reader : '
to perceive at a glance the relationship ex- .
isting between the "Emperor Napoleon
and Prince Leopold, we subj ia the follow-
, 1 A 11.
HEAD OF THE FAMILY.
MARQUIS AND MARCHIONESS DE BEAUHARNAIS.
MARQUIS DE BEAUHARNAIS. COUNT DE BEAUHARNIS.
Father of . Father of
,:. I '" '. .1.1 : :
. AnzxASDEB. First oouains. Clacde. "' "
j 1 - -i ,v : ' 1 1 ; -. .
, Father of'- " Fitbei ofi "
1 1 .-. . , .
HohTiNas. Second eouaina. Stei-hasix.
;- 1 1 -
- JtfoUiorof MolLerof
Napolhon IIL Third cousins. Jos ram.
' Mother of
I -' - I -
Napoleojc IIL 4th cousin. Faisoz Leopold.
1 he Princess, as already stated, married
the Prince of Hoheirzollern-R'gmaringen,
and is the mother of Prinee Leopold.-? She -being
a third, cousin of 1 Napoleon IH., her .
son is consequently a fourth cousin of the
Emperor, as shown above.' ' CurKtnsly
enough the suoeetsion from the male Benu-
fcataai ceased with both bcanches togeth-..
er, and was continued from,, the females,:.
Hortense and Stephanie. And hcr6 it is
also interesting to note that while Hortense '
bad none but male children, Stephanie had
aono bnt females. - That the French Em- .
peror should object to seeing his coaain-
grtuan on the Spanish thrane is undoubt-
a.uy because the Fnnce happens to be a
German cousin also, and a Prussian one at
that - ' . ; . - - .. ; .
Faoar the Chronicle. 'Ptttahufirk Pi.! 'if oof-1'
lands German lSittert.-Lj!iTe is probably m 1.
diaease to which "human fieuh m heir," that -
more distressing in its effects than that or
Dyspopnia, and kindred ditteasea arming from -diaordors
of the Liver and Digestive Organ.-, . .
and it is this fact, probably, wliu-h has canno j '
the preparation of the American remfdif j
now before the public. Amontr ttene rauio- ..
dies are Dr. Hoouaud's Gprtuan hittt rH.whu-h '-
has been prominently before tho pnMie for-
years, and wMca has received the highest .
tootimonUIrt from thons.tnds of our citusens,
who have tested ita efficacy in dineaxes of the :
oharaoter referred to.--It has also ru-eived :
the highest eommendatiou from physicians r
who have used it ia their practice, with com- "
olete success. -The HooflanH. Bitters -is' a '
trictly medicinal preparaUon.vand .contains .
Qo,alcohnl, rum, or whinky, - .
HoomAJiD's Giixm -Toxic 'is i eombfna-
Uon of all" the: infrntHiuts of. the Liltore,
with pur santa. Urnz ,.iiuni, orange, amwe.
ic.i making, a preparation of ' rare medical'
value.-. Th Tonic is Used for the same i
ees as the -Bitters, ux caaoa where . some ,
AlooboUo atmuluaia necessary.
To' BrsH0 Fra' of Psiti era" must Eorever . ! v
tb great glory of -hiving discover-. ,
ed a new and absolutely unanswerable ar
gument in favor, of iufa Hit ility.'j Said this
hOty, ascute, intellectual ana icarnea re- a
late in the midst of his 'conrpeers m.tH9:i,J
Ecumenical! Council! '.'As ,U.Peter wa ,
crucied head downward, thus supporting
the whole weight of his body on his head; ;iii
so Pio Nono, ti3" successor, bears'- upon ?
himselfthe whole weihtof the church, he
being its head. Ergo, he who npporta is . .
raftiuible, not that which is supported." "..
This wonderful and convincing argnment ;
Wis received with immense enthusiasm by '
the Italian and Spanish prelates. But,-.-1
there were diveie holy fathers from other,
countries who, looked somewhat guim, inj
consequence 01 .uuo ucu, i-n-'wv-ate
this very logical propoaitloa and its ae-. '
quenoe. " ?: ' .
1 T 1
rhrar-nV frirhtened to dath by fire-
raekera waa a Troy loss on the Fourth.