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Poetry. THE COWS ARE COMING.
BY ALICE ROBBINS.
T.ieoow are coming, iemxie dear, mks haste Mid
There tn tweaiy nuly beautiss ti be housed and
fed laWtt.' . i.V-ii . i
That first one with the snow-hite horns is lust as
old as Hay;
She andmy pet first saw the Ugh the same gJ4
a. tender creature wan she, so weak and co)aV mad
John said she was not fit to raise. I said it was a
sin " - - -
TocastbA'lff.fbrMajbmi'sstie.'" Joa laughed,
and utd me belter . : ' . :
I thought k beet, opoa ib Whol, to rear ho calves
But she was spared and so was Hay.' ItsotneUmes
seems to me, ...... . . .
In Starbright's soft and gentle ejes Hay's pleading
; giancel seei - ; ; :. - -I
love the creatnreygn may jualls perhaps my
fancies mock? ---".
She's fairest of the herd, as Hsy's the sweetest of
i -the flock. . -n , ,,r r. r - n
i - , . . . . .. , , f - - . . - . .
There's ' Msj. her arms round SHarbrighPs neck
the girl is nine to-day, -'
A frolicsome and genial thing, at study or at play:
The darling ol our failing years, sprin g in oar
sntnmnset, . .
A f sir white-ie wel in onr f sded esron el . "
j - . i !
.But see, John lets the bars down, is clover deep
. they stand,
With glossy flanks and backs as straight as yonder
. table-land; " "'
- The frapranee of their -bread) pours I like amber
- gris and myrrh; . r i -.- - -. .
-They're just the neatest fowl to milk Joh says
. they never stir. . j;,,.;-. . ....
- They know hw tone "Us seldom loud; they know
his touch 'tis kind. . t
"John has a way," the neighbors say, to make dumb
creatures mind ; " . .
Perhaps I only know that I, through all these
Have never seen the moment when his voice has
brouirht me tears.
BY ALICE ROBBINS. Selected Miscellany.
THE DRUNKARD'S DEATH.
THE DRUNKARD'S DEATH. BY CHARLES DICKENS.
If such a thing is possible, Mr. Dickens'
death -will heighten the interest which at
taches to everything ' from his pen. The
following is one of his earlier and least
known papers and it shows the familiar
manner, although written by a then an
. We will be bold to saj that there is scarce
ly a man in the constant habit of walking,
dav alter dav. throueh anv of the crowded
throng blares of .London, who cannot recol
lect among the people whom he i 'knows by
sight" to use famiUarhis.e, some be
ing of abject and wretched appearance,
whom he remembers to have 6een in a very
different condition, whom he has observed
sinking lower and lower, by almost imper
ceptible degrees, and the, shabbiness and
utter destitution of whose appearance, at
last, strikes forcibly and painfully npon
him as he passes by. -Is there anyvnan
' who has mijed mnch witb-eociety, or whose
avocations have caused Turn to minglevat
one time or other, with a' gt eat number -Ol
people who cannot call to- mind the tim
wvucu miiua nuai;u v . uiinriauin wt mi uf 111
rags and filth, who shuffles past him nrw
in all the sqaalor of disease and poverty,
was a respectable tradesman, or a clerk or
. a-maa following some" thriving pursuit,
wiflTgood prospects and decent means? or
. cannot any of our readers call to mind from
.among In e list of their -wndam acquaint
ance, some fallen and degraded man, who
lingerfi aboHt the pavement in hungry mis
ery from "whom every one turns coldly
away, and who preserves himself 'trom
sheer starvation nobody knows how? Alas!
such cases we of too frequent occurrence
to-be rare items in any-ninn's experience;
and but too often arise Trom cue cause
drunkenness that fierce "rage lor the slow,
sure prison that oversteps, every other con
sideration; that casts aside wile, children,
friends, happiness, and-station, and hur
ries its victims madly orrto degradation
Some of Ihese men h aye been impelled.
by misfortune and misery, to the vice that
has degraded them., The"' ruin of worldy
expectations, the death of those they loved,
" the sorrow that slowly" consumes;" but will
not break the heart, has driven them wild;
and they present the hideous spectacle of
madmen, slowly dying by their own hands.
But by far the greater part have willfully,
and with open eyes, plunged into the gulf
from which the man who once enters it
never rises more, but into which he sinks
deeper aud deeper down until recovery is
Such a man as this once stood by the bed
Bide of his dying-wife, while his children
knelt around and mingled low bursts of
grief with their innocent prayers. The
room was scantily .and, meanly furnished,
and it needed but a glance at the pale form
from which the light of life was fast passing
away,. to know that grief, and want, and
vnxions care nad Been Dusy at tne neartior
tmnnv ft vmtt YpftT An plilprtT fpmfllA
. with her, face bathed in tears, was support
ing the head of the dying1 woman her
daughter on her arm. But it was not to-
3 1 . l i . i r 1 . i- a
warn uerwat we won. mk turnec, it. was
not her hand that the cold and trembling
fingers -clasped; they pressed the husband's
arm ; the eyes so soon to be closed in death
rested an his face, and the man shook be
neath their gaze. His dress was slovenly
and disordered, his face inflamed, his eyes
bloodshot and heavy. He had been sum
moned from some wild bebauch to the bed
of sorrow and death..
A shaded lamp by the bedside cast a dim
light on the figures around, and left the re
mainder of the room in thick, deep shad
ow. The silence of night prevailed without
the house, and the stilness of death was in
Aha. chamber. A watch hnng over the man-'fcl-ahelf
; its low ticking was. the only sound
that broke the profound quiet, but it was a
solemn one, for well they knew who heard
it. that before it had recorded the passing
of another hour, it would beat the knell ol
a 'departed spirit. ' i ' -'
' It is a dread tul ' thing to wait and watch
for the approach of death; to know that
hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and
to nit and count the dreary hours through
lose Ion? rjielits such mights as -only
watchers py the bvd of sickness knows. It
chills the blood to hear the dearest secrets
of the heart the - pent-up, hidden secrets
of many years poured forth by the uncon
scious helpless being before you; and to
think how little the reserve and cunning
of a whole life will avail, when fever and
delirium tears off the mask at last Strange
tales have been told in the wanderings of
dying men; tales so full of guilt and crime,
- that those who stood by the sick person's
couch have fled in horror and affright lest
they should be scared to madness by what
they heard and saw; and many a wretch
has died alone, raving of deeds the very
name of which has driven the boldest man
But do such ravings were to be heard at
the bedside by which the ehildren knelt
Their half-stifled sobs and moanings alone
broke the silence of the lonely chamber.
And when at last the mother's grasp relax
ed, and, turning one look: from the chil
dren to their father, she vainly strove to
speak, and fell backward on the pillow, all
was so calm and tranquil that she seemed
to sink to sleep. They leaned over her;
they called upon her name, softly at first.
and then in the lend and piercing tones of
'desperation. But there was no reply.
They listened for her breath but no sound
came. They felt for the palpitation of the
heart, but no faint throb responded to the
touch. .Thai heart-was broken, and she
The husband sunk into a chair by the
burning forehead. He gazed from cnild to
child, but when a weeping eye met his he
o nailed beneath its look. ' IS o word ot corn-
tort was whispered in his ear, no look of
inilnooa 1 i rrr j-irt ISia fana All chmnlr
from and avoided him; and when at last
' he staggered from the room, no one sought
to follow or console the widower.
The time had been when many a friend
would have crowded round him in his
affliction, and many a heartfelt condolence
would have met him in his grief. Where
were they now? One by one, friends, rela-
- tio&s, the Commonest acquaintance even,
had fallen off And deserted the drunkard.
His wife alone bad clung to him in good
aud tviX in sickness and poverty, and how
had he rewarded her? He had reeled from
"..the terern to her bedside, in time to see her
He rushed from the bouse, and walked
swiftly through the streets. Remorse, fear,
slmeall ,ctowded pm his mind. Stupfied
with drink, and bewildered with the scene
- be had just witnessed, he re-entered the
tavern he had quitted shortly before. Glss
succeeded glass. His blood mounted; and
his- brain whirled round. Death! Every
one must die, and why not the? She was
too good lorhim; her relations had often
told him bo. Curses oh them! Had they
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not deserted her, and left her to whine
away the time at home? Well she was
dead, and happy perhaps. It was better as
it was. Another glass one more! Hur
rah! It was a merry life while it lasted;
and hA-would make the jajost of it.
Time wentcn; the three little children
who were left tabim grew 'up, and were
children no longer. The father remained
the same poortr, shabbier, and more dissolute-looking,
but the 6ame confirmed and
irreclaimable drunkard. The boys had,
long ago, run wild in the streets, and left
him; the girl alone remained, but she work
ed hard,. and words or blows could always
procure him something lor the tavern. So
he went on in the old course, and a merry
life he led.
One night, as early as ten o'clock for
the girl had been sick for many days, and
there was, consequently, little to spend at
the public-bouse he bent his steps home
wardp bethinking ..himself that if he -would
have her abla to earn money, it would Be
as well to apply to the parish surgeon, or,
at all events, to take the trouble of inquir
ing what ailed her, which he had not yet
thought it worth while to do. It was a
wet December night; the wind blew pierc
ing coh and the rain poured heavily down.
He begged a few half-pence from a passer
by, and having bought a small loaf (for it
was his interest to keep the girl alive if he
could,) he shuffled onward as fast as the
wind and rain would let him.
At the back of Fleet street, and lying be
tween .it and the . water-side, are several
mean and narrow courts, which form a por
tion of Whitefriars; it was to one of those
that he directed his steps.
The alley into which he turned might for
filth and misery have competed with the
darkest corner of this ancient sanctuary in
its dirtiest and most lawless time. The
houses, varying from 'two stories in height
to four, were stained with every indescrib
able hue that long exposure to the weather,
damp, and rottenness can impart to tene
ments composed originally of the roughest
and coarsest materials. The windows were
patched with, paper, ia&d-6tuffed with the
loulest rags Hhe ;lopr; were falling from
their hinges; poles, with lines on which to
dry clothes, projected from every case
ment, and sounds of quarreling or drunk
enness issued from every room.
The solitary oil lamp in the center of the
court had been blown out, either by vio
lence of the wind or the act of some inhab
itant who had excellent reasons for object
ing to his residence being rendered too
conspicuous; and the only light which fell
upon the broken and uneven pavement was
derived from candles that here and there
twinkled in the rooms of such of the more
fortunate residents as could afford to in
dulge in so expensive a luxury. A gutter
ran down the center qfjthe alley all the
sluggish odors ofwhich ' bad been called
fortlrby the rain; and arthe wind whistled
through the old houses, the doors and shut
tirs creaked upon their hinges, and the
windows shook in their frames, with a vio
lence which every moment seemed to
threaten the destruction of the whole
The man whom we haye followed into
this den walked, 6n inther darkness, some
times stumbling into the gutter, and at
others into some branch repositories of the
garbage which had been formed by the rain,
nntd he reached the last house in the court.
The door, or rather what was left of it,6tood
ajar, for the convenience of the numerous
lodgers; and he proceeded to grope his way
up the, old -and-biofcexi stairs, to the. attic
story. . ? -.- y '. . :,'
He was within a step or two of his room
door, when it opened, and a girL whose
miserable and emaciated appearance was
only to be equaled by that of the candle
which she shaded with her hand, peeped
"Is that you, lather?" said the girL
"Who else should itba?" replied the man
gruffly. "What are you trembling at? It's
little enough that I've had to drink to-day,
for there's no drink without money, and no
money without work. What the devil's
the matter with the girl?"
HI am not weU, faUrer-nOffct alii well, "
said the girl, bursting into tears. J " ;
"Ah!" replied the man, in a tone of a
person who is compelled to admit a very
unplessant fact, to which he would rather
remain blind, if he could. "You must get
better somehow, for we must have money.
You must go to the parish doctor, and
make him gi?e you ome medicine.
They're paid for it, damn 'em. What are
you standing before the door for? Let me
come in, can't you?"
"Father," whispered the girL shutting
the door behind her, and placing herself
before it, "William has come back."
"Who?" said the man with a start
-"Hush, ".replied the girl, ."William; J
brother1 Wilflam." ' -
"And what does he want?" said the man,
with an effort at composure "money?
meat? drink? He's come to the wrong shop
for that, if he does. Give me the candle
give me the candle, fool I ain't going to
hurt him." He snatched the candle from
her hand, and walked into the room.
Sitting on an old box, with his head rest
ing on his hand, and his eyes fixed on a
wretched cinder fire that was smoldering
on the hearth, was a young man of about
two-and-twenty, miserably clad in an old
coarse jacket and trowers. He started up
when his father entered.
"Fasten the door, Mary," said the young
man hastily "fasten the" door. You look
as if you didn'ftnow me, father. It's long
enough since you drove me from home ; you
may well forget me,"
"And what do you want here, now?" said
the father, seating himself on a 6tood, on
the other side of the fireplace. "What do
you want here, now?"
"Shelter," repli,ed the son, "I'm in trou
ble; that's enough. If I'm caught I shall
swing; that's certain. Caught I Ehall be
unless I stop here; that's ascertain. And
there's an end of it"
"You mean to say you've been robbing
tft murdering, then?" said the father
"Yes, I do," replied the son. "Does it
surprise you, father?" He looked steadily
in the man's face, but he withdrew his
eyes, and bent them on the ground.
"Where's your brothers?" he said, after
a long pause.
"Where they'll never trouble you," re
plied his son; "John's gone to America,
and Henry's dead."
"Dead!" said the father, with a shudder,
which even he could not repress.
. "Dead!", replied the .young man. "He
rtiftdJ in my arras phot like a dog, by a
gamekeeper. He staggered back, 1 caught
him, and h blood trinkled down my
hands. It poured out from his side like
water. He was weak and it blinded him, but
he threw himself down on his knees, on
the grass, and prayed to God, that if his
mother was in heaven, he would hear her i
prayers for pardon for her youngest son. I
was her favorite boy, Will." he said, and I
am glad to think, now, that when she was
dying, though I was a very young child
then, and my little heart was almost burst
ing, I Knelt down at the foot of the bed,
and thanked God for Laving made me so
fond of her as to have never once done any
thine to bring the tears into her eyes. O
Will, why was she taken away, and father
'.left!' There's his dying words, father, "said
jthe young man; "make the best you can
f of 'em. You struck him across the face, in
a drunken fit, the morning he ran away,
and here's the end of it!''
j The girl wept' aloud; and the father.sink
ing his head upon his knees, rocked him
self to and fro.
"If I am taken," 6aid the young man, "I
shall be carried back into the country and
hung for that man's murder. They cannot
trace me here, without your assistance, fa
ther. For aught I know, you may give
me up to justice; but unless you do, here
I stop, until I can safely venture to escape
abroad." , . ,
For two whole days, all three remained
in the wretched room without stirring out"
On the third evening, however, the girl was
worse than 6he had. been .yet and the few
scraps of food they had were gone. It was
indispensably necessary that, somebody
should go out; and as the girl was too
wr:ik and ill, the father went, just at night
full. He got some, medicine for the girl, and a
trifle in the way of pecuniary assistance.
On his way back, he earned sixpence by
holding a horse; and he turned homeward
with enough momey to supply their most
pressing wants for two or three days to
come. - He had to pass the public-house.
He lingered for an instant, walked past it,
turned back again, lingered onoe more, and
finally slunk in. Two men whom he had
not observed were on the watch. They
were on the point of giving up their search
in despair, when his loitering attracted their
attention; and when he entered the public
houe, they followed him.
"You'll drink with me, master, ".said one
of them, proffering hi u a glass of-liquor.
' i "Amd me, too," said the other, replenish
ing the glass as soon aa it .was drained, ol
its contents. . ;7 . j. ... r
The man thought of his hungry children,
and his son's danger. ' But they were noth
ing' to the drunkard. He sid drink; and
his reason left him. ."''"
"A Wfit.nighVf Warden," whispered one
of Ihe men m his ear, as he at length turn
ed togoAway, ttfterspehding in liqdorone-
half of the money on which, 'perhaps, his
daughter s life depended.'' " :. ' "-;
.: "The right sort of night, for oai friends
in biding. Master Wafdem" whispered the
other..- . ; : .-. ; . . .
. ,"S.it down here," aid the one : who. had
spoken first, drawing him into a corner.
'We have been looking arter the young un.
We came to tell him it's all right now, but
we couldn't find him, 'cause: we bads' get
the precise i direction. - -But- .that ain't
strange, for I don't -. think he . know'd it
himself when he come to London, did he?"
"No, he didn't," replied the father. r
The two men exchanged glances. ' '
"There's a vessel down at the docks, ' to
sail at midnight, when if g high water," re
sumed the first speaker, "and well put him
on board. His passage is taken in another
name, apd what's better than that; it's paid
for. It's lucky we met you." . -,Vt ,, , . .,.
"Very," said the second.
"Capital luck," said the first, with a wink
to his companion, - "
"Great, replied the second, with a slight
nod ot intelligence. ' - .- .
"Another glass here; quick" said the
first speaker. And in- live minutes more
the father had unconsciously ' yielded up
his own son into the hangman's hands.
Slowly and heavily ; the time, dragged
along, as the brother and sister, in their
miserable hiding-place, listened in anxious
suspense to the slightest sound. t length
a heavy footstep was heard npon the stair;
it approached nearer; it reached the land-ing-
and the father staggered into the
room. ' '
The girl saw that he was inCoxlcated.and
advanced with the candle in her hand to
meet him; she stopped 'short, gave a loud
scream; and fell senseless on the ground.
She had caught sight of the shadow of a'
man reflected on the floor. They both rush
ed in, and in another instant the young
man was c prisoner, and handcuffed. . '..
"Very quietly done," said one of the men
to his companion, "thanks to the old man.
Lift up the girL Tom come, come, it's no
use crying, young woman. It's all over now,
and can't be helped."
The young men stooped for an instant
vf the girL and then tarried fiercely round
upon his fatneiT who hadrgeledfainst the
wall, and was gazing on the group with
drunken stupidity. , ,N. .v-,?,
"Listen to me, father, 7 he said, in a tone
that made the drunkard's flesh creep. ' "31 y
brother's blood, and mine, is on your head:
I never had kind look, or word, or care,
from you, and, alive or dead, I never will
forgive you. . Die when you will, or how, I
will be with you. I - apeak as a dead man
now, and I warn you, father, that as surely
as vou must one dav stand before vonr Ma-
Tier, so surely shall yffar, children be there;
nana in nana, to cry ror judgment against
lyon. lie raised .his manacled hands in a
threatening attitude, fixed his eyes on his
shrinking parent, and slowly left the room;
and neither father nor sister ever beheld
him more on this side of the grave.
When the dim and misty light of a win
ter's morning penetrated into the narrow
court, struggled through the begrimed win
dow of the wretched room, Warden awoke
from his heavy sleep, and found himself
alone. - He rose, and looked round him;
tke old flock mattress on the floor was un
disturbed; everything was just as he re
membeted to have seen it last; and there
were no signs of anyone, save himself, hav
ing occupied the room during the night
He inquired of the other lodgers, and the
neighbors; but his daughter had not been
seen or heard of. He rambled through' the
streets, and scrutinized each wretched face
among the crowds that throneed them with
anxious eyes. But his search was fruitless.
and he returned to his garret when night
came on, desolate and weary.
For many days he occupied himself in
the same manner, but no trace of his dnni?h-
Iter did be. meet with,, and pff wortLoXJier
reached .his ears. At length he gave up
me pursuit as nopeiees. tie had long
thought of the probability of her leavir g
him, and endeavoring to gaimher bread in
quiet elsewhere. She had left him at last
to starve alone. He ground his teeth, and
cursed her? ,
He begged his bread from door to door.
Every halfpenny he could wring from the
pity or credulity of ttose to. whoba he ad
dressed himseif was spent in the old way.
A year passed over his head; the roof of. a
jail. Was the only one that-' had sheltered
him for many months. He slept unaer
archways, and in brickfields .anywhere,
where there- raa spraa warmth or shelter
from the cola and rain. But in the last
stage ' of poverty, disease, and houseless
want, he was a drunkard still.
At last one bitter night he sank down on
a door-step, faint and ill." The premature
decay of vice and profligacy had worn him
to the bone, , His cheeks were hollow and
livid; his eyes were sunken, and their sight
was dim. His legs trembled beneath his
weight, and a cold shiver ran through every
, And now the long-forgotten scenes of a
misspelt life cdowded thick and fast npon
him. He thought of the time when he had
a home a happy, cheerful home and of
those who peopled it, and flocked about
him then, until the forms of his elder chil
dren seemed to rie from the grave, and
stand about him so plain, so clear, and
so distinct they were,- that he-couM touch
and feel them. Looks that he had, Jong
forgotten were fixed upon him onoe more:
voices long sinee hushed in death sounded
in bis ears liie the musjo of village bells.
But it was only for an instant The rain
beat heavily upon him; and cold and hun
ger were gnawing at his heart again ( . ,
He rose and dragged his leebie limbs a
few paces further. : The street was silent
and empty; the faw passengers who passed
by at that late hettr, hurried quickly on,'
and his tjemuicrftvQice was lost in the
violence pf jthe,8tcrm.v? Agin-:that heavy
chill struck through his frame, and his
blood seemed to stagnate benaath . ,He
coiled himself up in a projecting doorway
and tried to sleep. , ' v - '
But sleep bad ' fled from ' his duli and
glazed eyes. His mind wandered strangely.
bnt he was awake' and conscious. The
well-known' shout of drunken mirth sound
ed, in his ear, the glass was at his lips, the
board was covered with' choice rich food
they were before him ; he could see them
all; he had but to reach out his hand and
take them- and, though the illusion .wa
reality itself, he knew that he was sitting
alone in the deserted street, watching the
rain-drops as they pattered on the stones,
that death was coming upon him by inches,
and that there" were none to care for or
help him. -
Suddenly he Btarted up in the extremity
of terrors He had heard his own voice
shoutinff in the nieht air, he knew not
what or whv. Hark ! A groan ! another!
r-His senses were Jeanne him- iialuxmed
I .;. .. ..
and incoherent words buxj44rora his. lips ;
and his hands sought to tear and lacerate
hia flesh.- He,' was going mad, and he
shrieked for help till his voice tailed him.
He raised hiaqhead arid looked up the
lone, dismal street He recollected .that
outcasts likr himself, condemned to wander
day and night in those. dreadful. streets,
had sometimes, gone distracted with their
own loneliness. . He remembered' .to) have
heard many years, "before that a homeless
wretch had once been found in a solitary
corner, sharpening a rusty knife to plunge
into his own heart,' preferring death to that
endless; weary wandering 'to-and fro. - In
an instant his resolve was taken, his limbsi
received new life? he ran quickly from the
spot, and. paused not for breath until he
reached the river side.
He crept softly .down the. steep stone
stairs that lead from the commencement of
Waterloo Bridge down to the water's level.
He crouched into a corner and held his
bieath, as the patrol passed. ' Never did
prisoner's heart throb with the hope of
erty and me nau so eagerly as did that or
the wretched man at the prospect of death.;
The watch passed close to him' ;but he re-i
inained unobserved; and after. waiting; till.
t i- r . . . , , Lj. 'it r
me Bounaoi iootnieps una aiea away in me
distance, he cautionary descended, and
stood beneath- the gloomy krhh-tliat forms
the landing-pla.ee from -the river.
The tide was -in, andHhe water flowed at
his feet The rain had' eeased, the'wind
was lulled, and all was, for the moment,
still and quiet so TJTflet, Tfiat the slightest
sodnrl bntas opposite bank; evea thd rip?
pling of the water against .the barges that
were moored there, was distinctly audible
to his ear. The stream stole languidly and
sluggishly on. ' Strange and fantastio forms
rose to the surface, and beckoned him to
approach; dark gleaming eyes peered from
the water, and seemed to' mock hia hesita
tion, while hollow murmurs from behind
urged him onward. He retreated a few
paces, took a short run, desperate leap, and
plunged into the water. ' "
Not five seconds; Tiad - passed "when he
rose to the water's .surface but what a
change had taken place in that short time,
in all his thoughts and feelings !'. Life-
life in any form; poverty, misery, starva-H
Hon anything but death. aa fought and
straggled with the water that closed over
head, and 6creamed in agonies of la, ror.
The curse of his own son rang in his ears.
The shore but one foot of dry ' ground
he could almost touch the step. One
hand's breadth-, nearer but the tide bore
him onward under the . dark arches of the
bridge,' and "he sank to the bottom. - ' '
Again he rose and struggled ' for life.
For one instant for one brief instant the
buildings on the river's banks, the lights on
the bridge through which the current had
borne him, the black water, and the fast
flying clouds, were distinctly visible once
more ha sunk, and once again he rose.
Bright flames of fire shot from earth to
heaven, and reeled before his eyes, while
the water thundered in his earsand stun
ned him .with its furious roar.
, A week afterward the body was washed
ashore; some miles down the river, a swollen
and -disfigured, mass. , Unrecognized and
unpitied, it was borne to the grave; and
there It has long since meldered away !
Natural Gas Wells in Erie, Pennsylvania.
From the Erie Republican,
We yesterday afternoon "interviewed'
the recently completed gas wells of Messrs
Bnsseck, Clark &. Co., put down to supply
their oil works, on East Tenth street, with
fueL This well, if it were possible, is "even
more of a success than that of Messrs. Oli
ver, & Bacon, noticed two days since. It
was commenced about 'six" weeks or two
months since, and is 503 feet deep. The
total cost of drilling, casing, and the ne
cessary pipe and fixtures to convey gas
to the stills and boiler of the engine foots
up to "about - Bixteen ' hundred ' dollars.
When we arrived at . the works, but one
fire was lighted, that under the boiler, and
the pressure of gas on the safety-valve ' of
the well was so great that although the
weight was at the extreme end of the lever,
so much was escaping as was being con
sumed under the boiler. The stills being
charged and ready to fire up, the manager
proceeded to apply the match to the gas in
each furnace, and immediately eleven fires
were in operation, sufficient for the purpose
of distilling oil. Those of our readers who
are acquainted with the distillation of oil,
or who have been around a refinery, know
the amount of fuel it would be necessary to
operate on a two hundred barrel still; and
yet here by the simple turning of a stop
cock, and the application of a match, eight
fixes were started under this still, together
with two other under smaller Btills, besides
the fire under the boiler, and yet the sup
ply was not near. exhausted. The pres
sure .on the safety-valve of the well was,
we should judge, at least one-third of
what it was before the eleven fires were
started. The fire produced was steady and
uniform, and having had some years' expe
rience in the business of refining oiL we
express the opinion that it. will be found
on practical trial that the oil distilled by
this luel will be much more uniform in
color, and the-percentage obtained greater,
for the simple reason that the heat will be
perfectly uniform, and at all times under
the control ot the distiller. ' But it was not
to write on the distillation of petroleum
that we sat down,: but simply to record
another success in a development that we
firmly believe is to revolutionize the manu
facturing business of the city. The amount
of horse power the gas from this well would
produce, if applied to the production of
steam, we have no means of correctly
stating, but it can not be far from two hundred,
A Curious Story about M. Benedetti's
Dispatch from Ems.
The Paris, correspondent of the London
Daily News, writing on Monday evening,
July ll, says; '
"rhe prolonged suspense Is relieved by
a really comic incident The expectation
of the French government, confidently ex
pressed on Saturday, that it would this
day be able to state positively whether we
are to have peace or war, was not realized,
and you will have seen that the Duke de
Grammont told the Corps Legislatif this
afternoon that he had, as -yet, 'nothing to
say.'"' Inreems that a long dispatch" in cy
pher, sent' by 11 BenedetU from Ems,
was received last night, and that the Em
peror and his Ministers, after puzzling over
it for two hours, could make out very little
of the. contents. There was in the dis
patch (I have this fact from the editor of a
government journal) an extraordinary and
inextricable jumble of politics' and bar
rels of wine. The war ' : papers
openly accuse ' the Prussian govern
ment of having purposely ' spoiled the
dispatch ' in. order to gain time. Some
attribute the mishap to derangement of the
telegraphic wires caused by lightning.
But another version, really not more un
acceptable tnan many current canards, is
that the King of Prussia, who it is now an
historical fact asked M- Benedetti to din
ner on Saturday, as a preliminary to busi
ness, so plied him with the choicest speci
mens of that treacherous Bhine , wine'
which, in this hot weather, Blips down the
throat like water, but is terribly heady,
that the Ambassador,' after leaving the
presence, was not able to draw up his dis
patch : intelligibly. A dead set is now
made against M. Benedetti, and he has.
according to tne latest news, sent in a
formal complaint to his Government
against recent articles of the Constitution
neL running him down. The mess made
of this important dispatch is extremely un
lucky for him. , The accident may, how
ever, turn . out . well for the peace of the
TV V1M .
LA J . ...
Established ct 1858. William Little & Co..
general commission merchants, 169 South
Water street, Chlesge, sell grain, flour, but
ter, hides, Ae.j Ac - -Altto sell the only three
ply ileto- York Heady Roofing. Beady for
immediate use, and can be applied by a ly
liefer to First National Bank. . -
: ' A St-baotsxa3 wants to know what has
become of all those storekeepers who some
time ago were anxious to give their cus
tomers Buyer onange.
THE OCEAN YACHT RACE.
The Cambria the Winner—Time 28
Days 5 Hours.
flXWr Jul V 27 .Ttl VftMit ralrio.
parsed S ndjfijook at 345 p. m., and ia the-
wiujici m ocean race., ane subsequently
anchoTefl off' Clab'Statipn, Staten" Island".
Her progress up the harbor was erected
with, demonstrations of welcome from all
passitg and accompanying, vessels. . The
outward-bound tJunarder Scotia and tbe
inward-bound Cuba sainted her.
ber of trigs! and yachts, igaily ."decorated,'
wenv oown to m (yumbca,, and cordial
congratulations were exchanged. The an
nouncement of hef arrival created great
excitement in the city; and the victory was
anuounoea by a' display of colors on City
H1L and fjie firjng of caanoii in . City Hail
Park. , The Dauntless als.o .arrivej , tbi8
af ternba?- She passed Sandy Hook at 4 55.
The English yacht Egeria which arrived
thiii morning from England, via Bermuda,
was at first mistaken for the Dauntless.
The una of the Cambria was twenty-eight
days and live hours. . -
The Bailing master of the Cambria savs
that tbeyacbt never sighted the Dauntless
aftef the liighl pf the start ; She reached
Cape Race in eighteen days; had many
many fogs, and 6aw many icebergs. The
greatest run in atay one day was two hun
dred and eight milesv She passed Sandy
Hook; light-ship one hour and thirty-five
minutes ahead of the Dauntless., The
sailing master also says the Cambria passed
a pilot boat last night and that the Daunt
less passed the same vessel, which had re
mained about stationary, .twelve hours
Mr. Lomllard, who was' a'passeneref on
the Dauntless, reports that she lost two
men overboard, and spent over - two hours
and a half in a vain effort to pick, them up.
The log of the Cambria shows that on
July' Sth Bhe run 58 "miles; with a heavy
sea; 6th', weather moderate, 179 miles; 7th,
clear, 112 miles; 6th, lost' fore-topmast,
fore-topsail and jib-topsail -.all hands em
ployed in clearing the wreck; 9th, 220
miles; moderate weather: 10th. 47 miles.
light air 11th 33 miles, heavy sea,' shipped
great quantities Of water at times; 12th,
140 miles; 13th, 141; 14th, 174; 15th, 214;
16fh, 92: 17th, 61; 18th, 180 miles -passed
Cape Race at . 8 ti m - 19th. 1fU milna
agaia lost fore-topmast; 20th, .144 miles;
21st, J69,22d,158;, 23d, 75;. Jl4th, 158;
25thv 45; 26th,, 82; 27th, passed Sandy
Hook at 3:30 p. m. The hiehest north laW
itude during the voyage was 54 59 min.,
on July vtn, which was only decreased 1
on the 11th; to 52 on the 14th; to 49 a
30 min. on the 16th; to 44 on the 20th.
and to 39 54 min. on the 26th.
The Dauntless, though thecourse varied
with the - tacks, "ran down the latitude
teadily from the start Her log shows that
July 5th she ran 103 miles with a fresh
westerly wind, haryf th,"9f-tBiles, varia
ble winds, heavy head swells, cloudy; 7th,
140" miles, heavy gale S.'S. W.; lost Chas.
Scott and Albert Demor overboard while
furling the flying-jib, hove to two hours,
got out a boat hut were reluctantly com
pelled to give them up; eth, 210 miles,
fresh gales and rough sea, which modera
ted to a moderate breeze and smooth 6ea;
9th, 120 miles, variable weather; 10th, 122
miles, night squally, with a heavy head
sea, split fore-staysail and broke iibboom.
and hove. to over an hour; 11th, 155 miles;
l'tn, 8i; 13th, 130; 14th, 155; 15th,- 148;
16th, 150; 17th, 70 miles; 18th, 68 miles,
light winds; 19th, 145 miles, squally; 20th,
2251 miles,' pleasant weather; 21st, 110
miles; 22d, 195 miles; 23d, 52 miles, calm
and foggy; 24th, 120 miles, variable weath
er; 25th, 93 miles,- foggy, at 3:00 p. m.
sounded in forty fathoms: 26th. 95 miles:
27th, ISO miles, passed Sandy Hook light-
snip ac i .-ii p. Til. i
A Thrilling Scene.
A. French paper relates a thrilling scene
which lately occurred in a Parisian mairie.
A couple presented themselves to be mar
ried, the pride about eighteen years of age,
and possessed of considerable attractions;
the bridegroom an extremely small man,
aged forty-five.1 When the ceremony was
concluded the door of the hall was burst
open, and a woman of gigantio statue, ac
companied by a thin damsel of fifte n, burst
into the room and elbowed her way through
the semicircle of guests. ' "Wretch, scoun
drel, thief !". she cried, addressing the hus
band, who turned as white as a sheet;
"this is how you leave me in tiio lurch, who
have sighed fifteen years for the day when
I might call myself your wife!" Saying this
Bhe seized the unhappy man by the collar and
jerked him up under her left arm as though
ne were a slouch bat taking no notice of his
struggles.' She addressed the mayor in a
voice of thunder, "Do- I arrive too late ?
'The marriage has taken place,' replied the
mayor, and I request you to release M. Au
gustus and to retire. "Not," said the
giantess, frantically raising him in the air,
and whirled him round her head. "Re
peat what you have said," she shrieked;
"tins child who is U-ke yon as one pea is
to another is il yours or not ?" N. Au-,
gustin did not open his mouth His exe
cutioner then seized his nose with her left i
hand and wrung it violently; - About this
time two of the guests, moved by the en
treaties of the bride, attempted to inter
fere; but the enraged, woman, using the
bridegroom as a weapon, and brand
ishing-bim' at arm's length, charged
hef -opponents with such fury that she
put them speedily tonight "Call the po
liee,' cried- the mayor. ""You need no
give yourself the trouble," coarselr ejacu ; .
lated the giantess; "I will let go the rasca
of my own accord. Here, my beauty,"
adressing the bride, "is . your little bit of
man. 1 have not broken him. We have
bo fur her business here. Follow me,
Baptistine," and so saying she flung down
ber victim at the feet ot two agents of po
lice, who at that moment appeared at the
door,-,. "I go," she added, Vbnt let him
ever appear before me on his wife's arm.
and I will take him between my thumb and
forefinger and make .but one mouthful of
him." This little incident cast quite a
gloom over the assembled guests; and no
one dared even to pick the fainting bride
groom from the floor until the last echo of
the heavy footsteps of the injured fair one
had died awayin the distance, when they
assisted him to his feet, and in solemn
silence took Weir dTparture. "
Mb. Jame8Fisk's Turnout at New-Yom.
This establishment eclipses everything,
and makes a decided sensation wheuever
it appears. Even aristocratic Bellevue
turns Its head for a second look as the
showy turnout dashes down the avenue. '
The horses are fine animals, powerfully
built but fleet, and weighing 1,300 each.
The team consists ot two blacks and two
dapple grays; when arranged for the road,
the grays are placed as off lead and nigh
wheel, and the blacks as nigh lead and
off wheel. The harnesses are of morocco,
silver mounted, and very plentifully be
sprinkled with silver monograms. The
martingales are of silver, costing nearly
$100 each, and the trappings are all of the
most showy description. The carriage is
a high English drag with a rumble, in
which is a footman in dark livery.. On the
box are two coachmen, said to be "artists,"
and besides these, three outriders. The
vehicle holds two persons.
" Thk' Bxst and UBidiXAir Tokic of Iron
Phosi'horus and Cahgava, known as Caswell,
Mack 4 Co.'e Ferro Phoevhorated Elixir of
Calisaya. Bark. The Iron restores color to
the blood, he Phosphorus renews waste of
nerve tisane and the Cahaaya gives a natural,
healthful tone to the digestive crjjaas, thero-
oy cnniig sypepeis in lis various iwuk,
Wakefulness. General Dehilitv and Depres
sion of Spirits.- Manufactured only by CAS
WELL, & cu. successors to caa
well, .ack 4 Co.
New1 York. Bold by all
, Lu ham WEAvpa, flour grain, . wool,
fruit" and produce commission merchants,
105 South Water street, Chicago, inferences
Mechanics' National Bank, Chicago; Kich
arda, Crumuaugh A bhaw, Chicago; Heath A
Miiligan, .Chicago; Harmon, Aiken A Co.,
Chicago, or any first class Wholesale dry
goods house in Chicago.
Thx Dresden art gallery has 2,300 paint
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
How to Cubs Hat. A correspond' nt
of the N. E. Farmer says: A process ol
curing hny has been adopted and followed
oy several farmers of my acquaint ance,
which, aa far as I can learn, has pioved
very satisfactory for several years. The
hay Is all cut in the atterneon, when en
.tirely fre6 from external moisture. Next
day, after the dew is all off, it is turned.
After dinner ll is raked and got in - with
out delay. : There is no cocking at night
and opening next day. All such labot is
saved. One man who has practiced this
several years i justly considered one of
tne uest larmers in town. His stock look
well, and produce as much as any. His
farm improves yearly, and he makes an
annual, investment every year outside.
He considers : his hay to be better than
when cared the old-fashioned way,: and it
certainly looks and smells as well as any I
eversaw. . - :. i
CaAXVKBBTES TOR' POTS AND HaVSINO
Baskets. A correspondent of the Califor
nia Farmer makes the following excellent
suggestions; I do not see how, any one who
has ewr noticed the delicate foliage and
flowers of the cranberry, even when wild
and uncultivated, could fail to be struck
with its beauty. But my object now is to
call the attention of your readers to its val
ue when cultivated in pots, in, the house,
or still, better, in hanging baskets. When
thus grown, the long, slendef stems.droop
ing from the basket, together with the rich
fruiJ, -form a most beautiful object 'Let
those who mourn that they cannot afford
to purchase foreign noveltiea, make a rustic
basket and put a few cranberry plants into
it and haag it in the window, and they will
say they never saw anything more beauti
. Sheep West op m' Mibsoubi IStves.
We have recently conversed with a highly
intelligent gentleman just returned from a
business trip through some of the central
and southwestern, counties of Missouri,
and are sorry to learn from him that a large
majority of the flocks of fine wooled sheep
driven into that state are doing badly. . He
reports a mortality of from 20 to 80 per
cent as the extremes, with' a probable av
erage of. 30 or 35 per cent But a small per
cent of lambs have been raised; and he
predicts that the wool clip of that state
will be materially less this season than in
1869. Our informant attributes this unde
sirable 6tte of affairs, primarily, to the
depressed and enremuneratiye ' price of
wools, which lias begotten 'among the
farmers' .neglect of their flocks, allowing
diseases, dogs, and all the other enemies to
successful sheep husbandry to hold sway
among them. Wtstem RuraL .
Wateb foe Houses. In - the . English
Farmers Journal, Mr. Benjamin Cartledge,
of Sheffield a member of the Royal Veter
inary College, calls attention to the very
common mistake made by keepers of horses
in limiting the supply of water to their ani
mals. Many owner of horses, most
grooms, and others who have the charge of
them, profess, he says, "to know how much
water a horse ought to be allowed, and,
when a poor, thirsty, over-driven animal
arrives at his journey's end, he is treated
to a very limited supply, and the pail is taken
away before its necessity is half met It is
a mistaken notion that cold water frequent
ly produces 'colic.' I have often known
it eure the disease. When cold water does
cause abdominal pain, it is from long ab
stinence, and when the horse drinks to ex
cess. ' Bnt even this is rare. I allow my
horse to drink from every trough . I meet
on the road, if the water be clean, and, in
my own' stable, I never had a ease of colic
At home my horses always have water be
fore them.' A" friend of mine, to whom,
the other day, I gave this advice, directed
bis servant to adopt it The servant shook
hisjhead, and said 'he thought he knew as
well as Mr. Cartledge when his horses re
quired water, and how much.' The owner,
in reply, told the servant that might be so,,
but he must allow his horses to drink as
ofien and as freely as he did himself."
How to Manage Spbtno Pioa. In an
swer to. this question,- put by one of its
contributors, the American Agriculturist
has . tiia- following: It depends on the
breed, the food at command, the conve
niences for feeding, the probable price for
pork next fall, and the price a year hence.
We should premise, however, that in any
case the pigs should have all they will eat
of some kind of food. The only difference
to be made between growing pigs and fat
tening pigs is in the character of the fooL
A fattening pig requires rich, concentrated
food; a growing pig a more bulky an I less
nutritious food; but in either ease, the
pig to do well, must have all it will
eat .If yon have a small boned well bred
pig,' such as a grade Essex or Berkshire or
Suffolk, we think it would be far more prof
itable as a rule to fatten spring pigs than to
winter them over. Let them have the run
of a clover pasture, all the milk and slop
from the house, and all the corn and other
grain in water 24 hours before feeding. - If
well bred, such treatment shoald give you
pigs that will dress 300 pounds by the first
of December. Ou the other hand, if you
have a coarse; large-boned breed of pigs,
the better plan will be to winter them over.
in this case, give, them the run of a good
clover pasture, plenty of water, what waste
from the house you have to spare, and a
ittle grain to keep them growing as rapid
ly as possible. ' v. -. ..
Conn Stales as Fodder. Levi Bartlett,
writing on this subject in the Republican
(N. IL) Statesman, says: "Com grown
in hills, three feet by two, for fodder, is
much mere nutritious than when grown
thickly in drills or broadcast a is usually
the case. Some of the early varieties of
sweet corn bra : mora valuable for cattle
than the large, late southern, or even our
common kind or corn, ine sweet corn
contains a much larger percentage of sac
charine matter than the two kinds above
mentioned, and consequently has more of
the butter-forming constituents. Last year
I grew five or six varieties of sweet corn
early, middling or late. Of the several
sorts I think Olcott's preferable, both for
table use and for cattle feeding, the late
twelve rowed sweet corn grew very large,
and the plants when fed required cutting
into six-inch pieces, while the smaller
sorts were readily eaten the whole length
of the plant This fodder was freely fed at
night for many weeks, to my cows in milk,
from early September. - The remainder
was cut and stooked before injury from
frost and lasted until some time in No
vember. I am satisfied that the result of
tnis extra food to cows more than paid for
all the trouble.
The quantity of green foliage that can be
grown in drills ou good land witn proper
culture is enormous. Mr. Nathaniel
White, a few years since, on his highly
cultivated farm, about one mile from the
State House, Concord, grew at the rate of
sixty tons an acre of green corn of tne large
southern kind. I do not know how much
the shrinkage on such fodder would be,
when well dried in the shock or barn; but
doubtless the dry fodder would afford many
tons more to the acre than the heaviest
crop of grass grown on our best farm.-).
Some farmers say that a ton of well saved
corn fodder is worth as much as a ton of
fair stock hay.
' - A becent accident in anEnglis1 printing
office holds out a hope for Chicago. A scamp
gained access to the Clarendon printing ol
flee when the forms for a new edition of the
prayer book of the Church of England were
nearly ready for press, and substituted k for
v in the word "live in the marriage service
where it reads that both promise to love.
honor, etc.; "bo long as ye both shall live.
thus making the last word "like." The
whole edition was published before the er
ror was discovered; and as the book with
such a regulation of marriage would be of
no service in England, it is now proposed
to Bend the edition to Chicago, and dis
tribute it there at a nominal .price. It ia
thought that all the prayers in the book
are needed there, while the change in the
text of the marriage service will differ but
little from the custom of that place.
The Emperor of Morocco is going to arm
his troops with the needle-gun.
The Prince and Princess ef Wales have
decided not to visit Ireland-this year.
"Fobtt-poub thousand women are fcin
plo ed as out-door laborers in England.
Oteb twenty casualties occurred by sun
stroke in New York on Wednesday last
On" the ' 21st inst, Jefferson Davis left
Memphis for Europe tq bring his family
homu. i . , ,
The St Crispins of San Francisco have
ssumed a . military organization. That
will be but a poor "solution of the Mon
Capt. Shtpeld will command' the expe
dition to survey the Nicaragua-and Tehu-
aiUti.ec canal routes, and leaves in Sep
tember - - '
A NiaHT-BixOMXNa cerius, in the. gren-
house of Hubbard &. Davis, Detroit, blos-
somea.one mgnt bist wetk, witn only one
flower a toot in breadth arfd'pnre' white. '
.-. . ' ' .-.-. - j . .
Bonnes has been offered $50, 000 for Dex
ter by Fawcett.'of whom Mr. Bonner pur
chased him. The latter also refused a re
cent offer of $50, "00 for his mare Poca
PBEfflxEsr Gbant has pardoned James
Barry, who, in July. 1866, was convicted
of stealing letters out of the Detioit post
office.and was sentenced to the State prison
for 10 years.
An Indiana man escaped death by drown
ing three times, served alt through the
war, was seriously wounded six times, and
then was unromantically killed by a patent
reaper the other day.
A UJtoBTNCf man at Brunswick, Me., has
paid tor morphine, for the use of his wife,
within the past 14 years, nearly $1,300.
She uses it constantly, and declares that
she could not do without it
The international workingmen's associa
tion is one ofthe most formidable orsaniza
tions in Europe, numbering fully 1,000,000
members, dietribated as' follows; In
France, 433.875; Germany, 150,000; Aus
tria and Hungary, 100.000; England, 80,
QuO; Switzerland, 45,220; Spain, 2,718.
Mrs. Sarah A. Grant, residing in And- j
over, Mass., died suddenly on Friday after
noon, from the. sting of a bee. : Immedi
ately after she was stung she lay down on
a lounge, saying, "1 am dead, and eoing
into convulsions, died in about two hours
afterward. ' 1
It is rumo ed in Wall street that Mr.
Belmont is shortly to sever hia connection
with the Bothschilds, whose agent he is in
New York, and that his place is to be filled
by the Rothschilds'' present New Orleans
agent' The reason assigned for the change
is that the Bothschilds complain that Mr.
Belmont devotes more time to his own bu
siness than to theirs.-;"' .
The age at which we are' apt to regard
ourselves with the greatest complacency
when the bump of self-esteem would seem
to be at its maximum growth, whilst those
bumps . indicative of other and better
qualities are only just beginning to devel
op themselves when we appear the niost
ridiculous in the eyes of other people may
be placed between the years of sixteen and
Joe Mn.T.rB has been arrested at Buffalo.
He had a lot ot money and 1 a gold watch,
whioh he said he got in a house. The po
lice captain asked him whose watch it was.
Mine, said he. "DidnTyou just say you
stole It?" "Yes, took ir. and now it's
mine." "No it isn't" "Whose is it then?"
'I do not know, "said the captain. "Well,
hen, what are you talking about?" said
the fe'low; and with this conundrum un
solved, the interview terminated.
A man who, in the struggles of life, ha?
no home to retire to, in fact or in memory,
is without life's best defenses. Away from
home, shut off from the income of those
influences which feed his life from those
relations ulong which the life of God is ac
customed to flew to him - a man stands
exactly where evil will the most readily get
me mastery ot Dim. A man is always
nearest to his good when at home and
furthest from it when away.
Wire baskets, made to' be suspended
from the curtain poles of windows, are now
sold in most of the wire-workers' and iron
mongers' shops. It is time to begin to put
them into r e. Nothing is better for the
interior than a good ordinary garden pot
and saucer, wherein the plants are to grow.
The basket should be lined with dry moss.
wnicnxan be ' purchased in sixpenny bun
dles, already dyed of a permanent green.
The saucer can be well bedded into this.
and then the pot will stand in it firm.
While a man in Elko, Nevada, was re
cently at work on a te'egraph wire, with
the end of it in hia hand, a flash struck the
line some distance away, instantly split
three of the man's fingers, passed up his
arm,' across his breast and down his side,
darting oct at his knee, leavening a black
ened orifice like a bullet hole, and plung
into the ground. The man was knocked
senseless, but soon recovered. , The sensa
tion,' he he s.uil. was not very painful, but
seemed like the pricking of sharp pins.
An ittneeent Boston swell who is "do
ing" London and dresses four times a day,
has been thrown almost in to, spasms by
meeting Thomas Carlyle on the street wear
ing a dreadfully rough sort of shooting
coat a shock eg bad straw hat, and a pair
af - trowsers that were positively frightful in
their bagginess and coarseness. Fortunate
ly a friend was with him and caught the
dandy in his arms as he fell back, pale with
horrorand palpitating with su ppressed dis
gust A happy reunion was consummated in
Albany, a few nights since, between a young
married couple from the West who had
been traveling about in search of each oth
er for three months. The husband had
been te the East for a new stock of goods,
sickened on the way, and continued in a
condition between life and death during
the time mentioned. The wife finally
heard of his death, and came on te recov
er his remains. The y were brought to
gether accidentally in turning the corner of
Cotton seed has been found available by
a Lancashire (Lng. ) manufacturer for the
production of paper of a very excellent
quality. Of all substitutes for rags hither
to tried, it is regarded by practical judges
as the most desirable. One important fea
ture in its use is that it renders necessary
little alteration in the ordinary machinery
of paper mills. This discovery is of great
value to the southern states. Some of the
best paper mills in the country before the
war were in lrginia and North Carolina,
and the quantities of cotton seed that could
be furnished at their very doors will enable
them to manufacture the new paper to the
Last Friday the last rail on the St Louis
and St Joseph railroad was laid at Platta
bnrg, Missouri, when the silver spike
was driven by some one duly selected for
that purpose. Construction trains will im
mediately commence . running between St
Joe and Richmond; and in a short time
there will be an excursion through to St
Louis on the new road and the North Mis
souri, which latter company has leaped the
St Louis and St Joseph road.
The Pbcssiax Cbown Pbince. He is a
middle-aged man, gentlemanly in his man
ners, with features expressive ot a cultured
mind but not of any eminent gift, without
elasticity in his step, as if destined by na
ture to lead a comfortable family life; al
most lazy in his demeanor, and quite re
served, who would have been shy if he had.
cot Deen Drougnt constantly m contact
with society by his position, of which he is
penesuy conscious and proud, looking as
il by too much adversity and opposition he
might be driven into obstinacy and even
How Rattlesnake Wounded a Man and
Killed His Dog.
.We are informed that daring the late hat-,
a farmer in the northeastern pertien
of. Ottawa county, while cutting wheat in
bis field, heard the nng of a rattlesnake.
Before he could determine the precise lo-
cality of the "rattling" the snake made at
him, leaping over the scythe and cradle, but
missed the cmus, who-mow-upturn attaakad.
the snake with his cradle, , The snake was .
ready lor the charge, and again leaping
over the cradle, inflicted a severe wound
on the front part of the right leg of his
antagonist who, now retreating, endeavor-''
ed to defend himself aeainst the repeated
attacks of the reptile. Ihe snake aoade no
lees than ten different lunges at the gentle
man, while retreating, who, . at the same'
time called loudly for his dog. The faiths,
ful animal finally arrived, finding his own-
er nearly exhausted with heat and pain, and
at once attacked the snake. "The . farmer,
fully realizing the great and imminent dan
ger cf his wound now made' his way home'
a quarter of a mile as beet he could. On
reaching there, he at once applied a - thick
ligature, heavily soaked - in tobacco juiee -
and salt and whilst a.waiUnjpedica(jaJdA
and drank two. quarts of pure peach.brandy
scarcely feeling any effect therelrOnt in- hi?
excited and exhausted condition. He-akoiioe
despatched assistance to the scene of the
conflict to rescue his dog,' which, : ml "ar
riving - there, found tht - Bnake . coiled
his faithful animal the do? dead. .
and his venomous antagonist in" a'
dying condition. The wheat fora consid--''
erable Bpace around, was torn down; beau- f
ing evidence of the fieree, deadly-contest '
which had then bnt recently occurred..,
The dog received an honorable burial
while the snake was subjected to aii anst-'
omical inspection, which revealed a nearly
full-grown rabbit t K The tail id the reotila
bore several rattiua and one ."button" Our
informant,, inadvertently, ' we "presume,
omitted any mention, m his notes of the"1
length aad general ize&f- -the r deadly foe
witn which the. JarmexL and finailv hi
thful dog. bad the. dxeadful encounter.
That it was of rather unusual size would
sem most probable. '-"
1 imj gentleman was confided tot his rdom . ;
about two weeka, but is now able to attend
to his business as usuaL His name, aa we.
learn, is Mr. Fred. Zenter, residing near"
Fredericksburg, in this county. i . --!-'
A Belligerent Mustang.
The people of Loutre. Lick. Indiana ...,
would like to have some professor of Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animal3 coma oufc
there and practice moral suasion onji mat- t
tang mare. One- Air. - Moore undertook.;
there to wash her. - and rode out into the,
liek to where it was nearlyj deep enough to
enable her to swim,' when', Bhe suddealy
plunged, reared, threw Mr. : Moore and
gave -him a gash on. his ankle. As he rose
she attacked him, tearing her forefeet but
cf water.. Moore was too quick for-her, -
dove under her body and -coming out be-. '
,hind her, started- for "shore. - The pony 1
wheeled and followed, blood ruuniag from : ;
her nostrils and fury kt, her eyes; ha avoidr .
ed a plunge she made at him only by div
ing and swimming asLore under water. "
The pony caught sightof him on the bank, 5
chased him there a distance of about fifty v
yards, and again Moore took refuga jn,
swimming under water, iiut this time be-,
fore entering the water, he bad" -happily
picked up a sizeable club, what an Irish-'" i
man would call, "a bit of a stick," and
when he had gained a resting-place out in
the stream upon a log, Mr. Moore sat and ;,
awaited the onset of Mile. Mustang, who1
swam out to attack him. A neat blow from, j-.
the club between her eyes effected a change . .
in her. sentiments; she. turned and. went,
ashore, whither Mr. Moore followed her,
and finished her education, for this time at '
least, with the club. '
A man lately made" application for insur-,
ance on a building situated in a village
where there was no fire engine. In answer
to the question, "what are the facilities for
extinguinhing fires?" he wrote: "It rains
sometimes." . - .
Nt-rvota debility, with -tta gloomy uem. rj
ants, low spirits, depression, . involuntary
emissions, lows of semen, spermattorlCea'", 'l
loss of power, dizzy. head, loss of memory,':-,
aud threatened impotence and imbecility, -j
&nk a sovereign cure In Humphrey's Homeo
patnic Specific, No. twenty-eight. ' Composed
of the most valuable mild and potent cur a- -tives,
they strike at once at the root of th "
matter, tone up the system, arrest the- d!-" --:
charges, and impart vigor and energyv Hit
vitality, to the entire man. They have
cured thousands of cases. Price $5 per pack "
age ' of five, boxes and 'a- large vial of A
powder, worth $2.00, which is very important
ui obstinate and old cases, or il per
e:ngle bos. bold by all druggista,'and strut '
by mail on receipt of prica. Address Hum.-
pnrey' Specific Homeopafhio Medicine ,
Companv, 5j2 Broadway,- ' N.w York,
Wholesale Agent Burnhams Van Schaack, Hurl. -s
bart Kdsall, Chicago, Ills.; Jenka k Gordon. 9U
Panl. Minn.; Brown, Webber A Qrabam, St Loais, .
Mo. ; Fr-md, eibeley k Co., Detroit Mich.
The Auoubient of Facts. With the con
sent of the partus concerned, the following
facta are made public: On the 23d of Octo
ber fast, Levi M. Phillips, civil engineer, re-
siding in Harlem, was suffering from an ob- - -
and severe bihous affection, accompa
nied by great bodily weakness and utter loss'
of appetite. In compliance with the wish of .
friend (Mr.J.8.LaUohe,f is). Amity Place,
New York, Mr. Phillips commenced taking .
Plantation Bitters. He had no farth.'he saici,J
but would "make the experiment." We give
the result, as related by Mr. P. himself, at 53 j
Park Place, on the 30th of November: "I met -Latrobe
the other day in a restaurant,' said .
ho, "and told him that the preparation saved .
my life. I say so now. I weigh fourteen
pounds more than I did five weeks ago, am ; "-
well, and as to eating welt aek me to
dinner and you'll see." Facte like these are
worth a thousand assertions, and Mr.Philhns
and his friends are at all times ready to in
dorse them. !..'
"There is but one opinion in regard to Sea " ".
Moss Fabtns. All speak in its praise, aad all
like it It is found to be a great favorite with
all classes of our people, and will prove a
great blessing to the. poor. It is very cheapv
and will go a long way." Home Journal.
De. Sage's Cataxeh Kexeot is warranted
to cure Catarrh in its worst forms and
stages. - The most painful cases are speed
ily relieved by it, and stoppages, .ff-.udive
discharges, and tainted breath all yield to ltd
wonderml curative powers." "Cold in the."
Head, dizziness, and thin watery' discharge
are removed, the head cleared, the. air pas-.
sagea opened, and relief and c-inuort afford-
ed by its use. It eoutafus no etronjr - irrita J
ting, poisonous or. sastie dxug9. Sent by
mail on receipt of . sixty rents. Address B, -V.
Pierce, M. D., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by
moet druggists everywhere. -.
Revolution in School, FrasrrcaE. The
largest manufactory in the country of school
dtsks, office and church furniture, is that of t
A. H. Andrews A Co., Ill Stat-t., Chicago.
This firm manufacture two hundred different
styles of school and office desks, which for
leauty of finish and elcgauce are not sur
passed on the continent Every article fully
warranted. For further particular send to
this firm for their full illuatrated and descrip
Wab Maps. Colton's map of the seat of .
war. Price 50 cents, eent by mail.- Maps of
all kinds at wholesale and retail. W. G-.-Homes,
wholesale and retail Bookseller and
Stationer, 148 Lake street, Chicago.
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian HubRknewes
will stimulate the absorbents ZC3 the secre
tions of the hair tubes until they regain their
original viger. Try it-
The Ccnabp Mail Line of Steamships leave '
weekly from New York, Liverpool and
Queenstown. Agents in all the principal
cities of the Northwest. ",tj, Bowe, Genera)
Western Agent. No. 3 Lake street Chicago.
Economt. By using Mrs. .TVhitcomb'e
Syrup for children, many a doctor's bill can
be saved, and much suffering averted.. Read
the advertisement in another column. '
NoBTHWESTEES HoEss Nau. Co., manufac- ,
turers of Patent Hammered Horse Nans.
Office 68 West Van Buren street Factory 56
to 68 West Van Buren street, corner Clinton ,-
street, Chicago. .
The Washington Life is governed by the
laws of New York. -,.
See advebtisekent of Dr. iu.m' Dispensa
ry, headed, Book for the Million Mahbjaok
Guide in another column. . It should. b
read by all '
Jaxes H. Fostee A Co., 151 Lake St, Chi. '
cago, importers of t ecr loading shot guu
and implements. .-.-
Hbblbot & EnsALla, leading wholesale
druggists of the; North weit, corns Lake
street and Wabash aventie Chicago.
HieBEbT prices always for consignments t
hides, pelts, and tallow, by Skinner A. l-'oyn-ton,
No. 239 Lake street, Chicago, 111.
i'&ivATS medical aid.,
Read Dr. vhjttier
Ask lor the "Orient" Flavoring Extract .
the purest and best in use.