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CHRISTMAS CAROL. BY J. G. HOLLAND.
CHRISTMAS CAROL. BY J. G. HOLLAND. I.
Thereto MB In the air !
Thara'a a star In taw aky I
And hhrh In ml
And the -r relne lla are wkile ax Beautiful tinf,
Tortae janrarsa1 BWhWrfi stadaw a Kinf, 1
O'er the WMxWrai blrta.
Forth VtrgO boy
Je tha Lord of tbeearta,
Av! the r ralne it Ore ud tbe Beeotrfa nnc,
For ts mui of Bethlehem eradlee linf
Ib the light af that star
Lie tb ee hnpearted ;
And that anis; from anw
Ba mp( o 'er the world.
Vary hearth n aflame, aad tbe Beautiful tmg
lo th scenes of Um Banana that jesos la Else.
W rrjy ta tbe b-tat.
And w? aebe tbe sons;
That m down through the night
From the heavenly throng.
Ay I we fljoot to th lovely vnrJ they bHne.
And wagraot in his cradle oar Harlow and Xing.
III. IV.-Scribner's for January.
TIMOTHY'S TEA PARTY.
" Christmas Eve, to be tare YouH
tome, wont yen ? ' Muffins And All first
rate i IVe-lightfal t " sighed Timothy
cxwtatically; " the nioest little tea-party
1 ever natt 1 " ; -
Da ma Charmberry dropped her knit
ting And pricked up her ears ; but her
spouse, woo nad been dosing comforta
bly in the great corner settle, gave only
sound snore, and made no farther re-
' "Tea-party, indeed I " quoth Dame
CJharmberry. "What's he np to nowf"
Who's he after t That horrid smart
bar-maid at the BlueCow' Til bet
shilling! But 111 spoil his tea-parties
- xer mm, ill go osull Hera, Timothy I
hoo-oo-oo, man! to bwl, and don t
ruer snoring there, iiAe tb 1 raging lion
a-going a Don to aewonr."
-And, by dint of thumps, scratches,
pi acnes, and puanes, supplemented b,
a Terr vigorous shaking, she Arouse
tha poor little man, and hunted him off
to his dormitory.
Timothy Chumberry was the small
est and snonest man in the rambling
pariah 01 Hnctlebroom, and, as such
tiny specimens do, (from some myster
ious influence I leave to more scientific
folks to explain) had married one of
the biggest women for miles round; for
his wife was six feet high, and sh
was stout in proportion. Now. much
no doubt, as Timothy had admired this
oologsal stature in his bride in earlier
days, , it had its disadvantages, for she
was most emphatically his better-half.
in every sense of the word; in fact, to
speak accurately, his three-quarters.
Poor Timothy, moreover, labored under
an affliction, which practically dimin-
tsned nis chances 01 ruiersaip, lor he
was as deaf as Dame Eleanor Spearing:
"Pee to verba and ad their aumuuuudtage,
Adleoove, noon and adverb, and partioJe.
iw r even toe aeanne 1
Kow unfortunatel.-'. Dame Charm-
berry had also a fail ing, an absurd one,
common, alas! to her sex she
most unreasonably jealous. Poor little
meek . Timothy, who could never have
screwed up courage enough to say
"Bo I n to a mouse, much less to a
goose, wss far too modest to give her
any cause or reason for her disease, and
being, moreover, of a small sice, was
liable to be sverlooked by most of the
blooming maids and buxom widows
eyes were not a pair, albeit both goose
berry green; and the fringe of this
lank hair that adorned his half-bald
skull was'inore of the color of unravel
ed string than anything else ; and over
and above that, one bony shoulder was
higher than the other, and he had a
club foot. Now, the veriest old maid
in TTncklnbronm nonld hordlv risve onn-
jared him into an Adonis; but Dame
Charmberry doubtless imagined that
the charms which hed eaught her large
heart, might prove dangerous to others:
and thus, although good, kind-hearted
woman in the main, she worried
both him and herself to death. On ac
count of his deafness, she could not
curtain-lecture him, for Mrs. Caudle
herself oould not have made him hear
a syllable, and "though a series of signs
did tolerably well for the usual mode
of communication, they were not suffi
cient to relieve her overcharged bosom.
Consequently her rage, diverted from
this safety-valve, fell to other modes cf
punishment. -wShe " was too tender
hearted to inflict personal chastise
ment on him ; and therefore, when her
him in an original fashion, by placing
all articles of f oodhis favorite dainties
especially, on such a very high shelf
that he could not get them without
walking half a mile to borrow Sandy
Sawpit's ladder and then she went out
- On the present occasion, Mrs. Charm
berry, having heard these few mutter-1
ed words fall from poor Timothy's
sleeping lips, felt convinced that he
meditated some amorous appointment
shortly, and in the secret rage of her
heart resolved to discover the whole.
So she dissembled her wrath, and the
next day announced her intention of
going to drink tea with her mother on j
"Yes, my dear," replied Timothy,
"to be sure, so you shall, and as early
as you like, too. It's the blessed Christ
mas time, and everybody ought to enjoy
- And Timothy rubbed his skinny
hands, and winked his- goggle-eyes
through his greet horn spectacles, like
an owl in daylight, and stitched away
faster than ever, for he was a tailor,
and was putting a patch on the parish
clerk's best black indispensables against
next Sunday, which was also Christmas
'"Enjoy themselves, indeed!" said
Dame Charmberry, indignantly, shak
ing her head, . and poking the broom
stick at him. " Ah, you faithless vil
lain ! you think jrw will, I dare
navy, you false, deceiving monster! . But
I'll circumvent your tea-party, or my
name isnt Buth Charmberry ! " -
'. " Tea, my dear, to be sure you shall !"
replied the nnconscions Timothy, com
placently, who heard and saw nothing,
but went stitching on with his face to
the window, which so exasperated the
wife of his bosom that she gave the
board such a violent shake that down
went Timothy, thimble and alL Quite
unconscious, however, of the cause of
the accident, he picked himself meekly
up, with the rest of his belongings, and
resumed his seat, with all the calm of a
Mohammedan, while Dame Charmberry
vented the rest of her wrath on the dog,
who fled, howling dismally.
Christmas Eve came, and after their
frugal meal, Dame Charmberry, first
setting her house in tne strictest order,
d parted, first giving a last glance at
the hifrh shelf, on which she had put
the tea-pot and loaf. Timothy saw her
to the gate, and there stood, rubbing
his hands as usual, to the ghost of a
whistle, and watched her on her way
down the long village street, past the
butchers, past the "Blue Cow," be
yond the general shop, past Sandy Saw
pit's, and at last vanishing in the dim
distance up Mill Lane. -
"ITl have a holiday, too," says Tim-
it am -.. m . . 1 " , Til
uui;; lv B uiinsMnao-waue, iwiiit ku
os the spree ! Oh, law, if Buth only
heard me ! She's a dear, good soul,
but awful strict She would'nt trust
me with a sixpence, Tm sure, if I was
to ask her for fear Td, spend it at the
'Blue Cow;" but, law! I shouldn't
And here's the young Squire's half-
crown, asH provide for my tea-party
And Timothy chuckled so that his
spectacles fell off, only, luckily, they
dropped on the flat box-bush by the
door, unharmed; but he was so sobered
down by the fright thai he left off talk
ing to hj"""df, and went quietly in to
vol.; v. noag:
f : M'CONNELSVILLE,- OHIO,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1870.
WHOLE ftO. 224.
finish his work, as if Buth herself had
been there. When he had completed
his work, he put all tidily away, and
his next proceeding might have arous
ed Dame Charmberry 's suspicions more
than ever, for he took down his old hat
from behind the door, and then, after a
long search, perched her ewn market
basket . on his arm, and, fastening tha
door, set off jauntily "down street"
with a sprig of holly he had' picked on
the way, in hie -button-hole. We will
follow him. and by so doing, we are
brought to the threshold of the general
shop, where he marched in boldly up
to toe counter.
Law, Mr. Charmberry! what can we
do for von t It's an age since TVe seen
you," shouted Mrs. Dubbits, at the top
of her voice. " I've some prime Christ-
tea, just in Hykey Pekoo, just
such as Missis would Eke."
I want some tea, if you please,"
replied Timothy, in his thin, reedy
voice; "but please, to write down the
price of it On the slate, for I'm harder
of hearing nor ever."
Mrs. .Dubbits. complied, and then
took Timothy's order for a quarter of
tea, a pound of sugar, ' best raw, three
penn'orth of fresh crumpets, and some
golden syrup, tending him a little jar
for the last, and then he wound up his
extravaganoe. actually by selecting a
bis Sally Lunn such -a plump, well-
browned. . fat-looking pincushion of a
tea-cake., that Timothy smacked his
lips in anticipation. He completed his
enormities by packing all these care
fully in his wife's market-basket, and
carrying tnem on, in spite 01 Jura.
Dubbits' offer to send them for him.
I s'pose yon - and your good lady's
going to have A treat! " roared Mrs.
Dubbits. 'Tm sure I wish yon a
N-no. stammered Timothy, ner
vously catching the first part of her
speech. : "not -exactly. Please don't
mention it, . TaanXee. , uood mgni I "
" Old Tim's sroinj to have a treat on
the sly ! " said Mrs. Dubbits to her
" I seed her A-poetia' down this arter
noon," responded th latter; "so hew
seed her off, I s'pose, and then gone in
We must now leave Timothy on cer
tain further rambles, and follow Mrs.
Charmberry. whom we shall find, not
her mother's, but sitting in gloomy
stste in the small parlor of the Bev.
Ebenezer Seratohit, the minister of her
own partaoular denomination, to whom
she has come for counsel and advice in
her sore disquiet- He has just propos
ed to Accompany her to her home, in
order to convict the culprit and bring
him to a sense of his wickedness. It is
bitter cold night, and the pastor in
sists on his visitor partaking of some
spioed elder wine, which his helpmate,
Mrs. Scratchit, serves grimly on the
testimonial salver, with some fossil bis
euits of antediluvian . bakery, of so
flinty a nature are they. This modest
refection conoluded, . the minister and
Mrs. Charmberry set oil, - and after a
brisk walk, soon reached the cottage,
which they approached silently, and
with some caution. Some hours had
elapsed, and the cold white moonlight
was already painting the shadows of
the yew and box-bushes os the path
way; but inside no doubt there was no
lack of light and warmth, to judge from
the bright fire-light that glimmered
under the crack of the door The
checked blue curtains were so closely
drawn over the windows that the watch
ers could find no chink for observation.
I wonder what vile hussey is in
there, now," muttered Mrs. Charmberry
grinding her teeth at the thought
" rlusn I " replied lier companion ;
he's singing, and it isnt a hymn ! "
"It's what he used to sing when he
came a-courting of me," said . Buth,
between a sigh and a groan.
And verily Timothy's weak voice was
heard heartily carolling ; . - . . -
" Tha heppfeet aonr. that e'er I rjxmi
Were (pent among the avjeee, oh I "
"Oh, sinful flesh, sinful flesh!"
groaned the Bev. Ebeneser.
"He's a talking," whispered Buth,
pinching him to enforce silence ; "let's
open the door s crack he cant hear,
nor they cant see, 'cause tne settle s
between us and the door."
"Here, Lucy, here's some stunning
tea for you, and I hope youH enjoy it,
And here's my love to you, and a merry
Christmas, ' and many of 'em ! Cheer
old girl ! yonVe looking quite young
and lively.I can tell you I (" Brute r
muttered Mrs. C, outside). " Such tea
this will warm up the cockles ol
your heart! And such sugar, too!
sparkling like the boughs in a frost
And, Nancy, my dear, here's such a
Sally Lunn for you 1 I fell in love
with it on Mrs. Dubbits1 counter, so
thick and well-baked, and here's plenty
butter to baste it well with." ("The
heathen!," muttered Buth; "there's
two on 'em then ! ") "Hetty, my lass !
Pre -not forgotten you: do try these
crumpets ; and this golden syrup is for
"He's a regular Mormon," growled
Bev. Ebenezer.' - - t
But Buth could bear it no longer.
she rushed, ' dashing open the door, 1
and coming like a whirlwind, followed
the minister, upon poor Timothy,
who was peacefully seated alone by the
fire, sharing his meagre meal of taand
bread with the eat!
"This be a unexpected honor, sir,"
said Timothy, recovering his senses
first, and getting up. "Ruth, why
don't yon dust a chair for the gentle
man I " . .
The preacher and Mrs. Charmberry
looked very foolishly one at the other.
last the Bev. Ebenezer spoke, by
shouting in Timothy's ear :
"We heard yos talking out loud, Mr.
Charmberry : we thought you had company-"
"Company!" said old Tim, "com
pany! Yes, I were in company with
own thoughts. It's a bad habit as
Pve got, sir, all along of my infirmity,
s'pose of talking to myself. -And this
here blessed ChristmAs'l sat a-thinking
all the poor souls about here, and a
wishing of .'em a merry Christmas all
round in a cup of tea, as I do you, sir,
likewise, hoping I takes no liberty."
"Timothy! " screamed his wife.
"What have yon' done with Lucy and
riettv i "
"thev aint a-told. have thevl " ask-
Timothy, looking sheepish. "Well,
then, X setose 1 must make a clean
breast of it all ; but, Buth, my dear,
dont 'ee be angered. The young squire
gi'ed I half a crown for a Christmas
box, and, thinks I, tis a windfall over
and Above trade, and should fall to
them as has no regular crops. So I
called it like, to myself, my tea party,
to-night I spent it at the shop,
taking old bedrid Lucy Grove a little
matter of tea and sugar, lame Nanny
Bird a cake or two, and blind Hetty
some crumpets and traycle. - I were so
main comfortable myself, I wanted to
take some o' they a bit o' cheer ; put ;
don't 'ee be angered, Buth : I ought to I
told 'ee, but you've been took up
again me lately, and I were afeard of
vexing thee. - But I were . wrong ; I
ought to ha' told 'ee, and I ax thy par'
don, lass, for't. You see, sir, I were only
'musing myself wi' saying over all I'd.
said to the poor souls to-night : and so
I were, as I said afore, keeping my tea
party." "Mrs. Charmberry,'' said the Bcv.
Ebeneser, with a curious sort of choke
his throat "your husband s been
keeping the season like -a Christiaiv
wnicn is more than can be said of yos
and me. J am sure you won't be jeal-
ems' of the blind, halt" and lame that
Timothy's been entertaining, like an -
gels unawares. We have both had a
lesson, rm sure. God bless you both,
with au the blessings of the season!
Good nightl" , .- :
the wicked, suspicious, mean wretch as
I vas I " sobbed Mrs. Charmberry. as
she fcufreed her husband, vigorously oil
his little legs, in the . height cf her
penitence. "IH never put the vittles
out of reach again, nor suspect yon,
neither, aa long as my name's Buth
And she kept her word.
FRANCES F. BRODERIP.
A Wonderful Fish.
If anybody is fearful that all the
wonderful things os earth will be dis
covered and pswed over by scientific
gentlemen; and classified and stuck up
in cabinets, before he can get a chance
at them, let him take heart, and hook
and line, and a palace car to San Fran
cisco, and try the angler's art on the
Pacific coast . As the land anywhere
thereabouts is full of extraordinary
things, both above and below the sur
face, so also is the water. - If he has
luck, he may come back with not only
the most extraordinary of fish stories,
but the queerest of queer fish. Only
two or three weeks ago, there were
presented to the San Francisco Acade
my of Science two specimens of a
finny genus new . to the - sa
vans of California. . One had been
eaught near by, the other off - the
mouth of Chetts Biver, Oregon. The
animal ia a sort of cross between
cat-fish, a dog-fish, a dolphin and a
sea-deviL It has teeth, m horn, fins,
and legs capable of being doubled up
and concealed when it is necessary.
One of the two was a savage fellow, and
when captured blew a cloud of spray
from two holes in its snout, and when a
stick was placed in its mouth, would
sieze it and hold on with sufficient te
nacity to be raised from the ground. A
gentleman present at the meeting un
dertook to declare that such an animal
was not unknown in European waters
and was called the "king hemng."
Unfortunately for his assertion, those
who viewed the curiosities were rather
inclined to say that they ware "neither
fish, flesh, nor good red hemng. Jut
that's what it is to have an Academy of
bcienoes; with such an institution on
hand, the most extraordinary curiosi
ties are bound to turn up.
All the Western countrymen of "Our
Fritz" do not attain the valorous fame
of that chieftain. California is still
traversed in the wildest parts by that
primitive locomotive the stage, and
journeying thereon is attended with
auite as much dancer, as discomfort
Becently as the Marysville coach was
pursuing its accustomed way, burdened
with three inmates, a Yankee and two
Germans, a cloud of "Boad Agents"
dawned on its peaceful horizon, and
called At once for the spoils
war. The - trembling Teutons
awoke to the situation, . and su-
oematurallv keen in caring for the
treasures, threw, the results of their
year's mining operations in the bushes
snd tumbled out, abjectly begging for
hie at the point of the robbers pistols.
The third passenger in the coach seems
have slept through this preliminary
scene, for he suddenly leaped rrom nis
seat with picturesque forms of speech,
and ehannnftT at once upon the snsus-
doc tine bandits, by a well directed fire
and a Bhrewd simulation of a heavy
force to aid. put them to flight while
the good Teutons yet did imploring
penitence on tlje cold ground, ine
stage escaped further molestation, and
large amount of treasure belonging to
Wells, Fargo k Co., wss thus saved by the
emphatic courage of an indomitable
Yankee. The Germans waited until
daylight and found their scattered gold.
The Scoab Cbop. The New Orlean
papers state that notwithstanding the
interruptions caused by the election ex
citements, the progress of the planters,
gathering heir sugar harvests, has
been considerable, the only drawback
being the lack of water to supply the
mills. . Many of the planters, it is
stated, have run their pipes out into
the river, and employed pumps, both
on land and on tug-boats, to force the
water into their ponds. . The grinding
the cane, however, is going on very
rapidly, aad the yield of sugar and mo
lasses, it is estimated, will exceed that
last year by 20,000 to 25,000 hogs
heads. Previous to the war there were
Louisiana 1,261 sugar houses, pro
ducing 459,410 hogBbeads, averaging
1,500 pounds ' each and valued
125,096,271. After the war
the plantations which had been idle
were again placed under cultivation,
and in 1869 the yield frem 817 1 sugar
mills wss 87,000 hogsheads ' of sugar,
worth $12,000,000. . This year there are
1,117 sugar houses is operation, which,
estimated above, will produce 112,
000 hogsheads. It is stated that if the
Elanters had had good and reliable
ands to cultivate the sugar-cane early
the season, the crops would have
been larger. The increase is due to
the season, which has been unusually
favorable. Labarers are very, difficult
obtain, even at the high rates of $30
and $40. and even $60 a month. Sev
era! planters have secured gangs of
Chinese laborers, and are preparing to
begin work early next year.
PzBsoKSwho prefer oysters cooked
their own liquor may be interested
knowing what the fluid contains.
The Journal of Microseopy says:
"Open an oyster, retain the liquor in
the lower or deep shell, and, if viewed
nrOTgl . microscope, it will be found
TO,!TnJr In a ?y" r8'
coveted witn sue lis and swimming
nimbly about one nundred and twen
ty of which extend but one inch. Be
sides these young oysters, the liquor
contains a variety of animolcuhc and
myriads of three distinct species of
worms. " Sometimes their light re
presents a bluish star about the center
the shell, which will be beautifully
luminous in a dark room."
Is an essay before the Woodford
county (Hi) Farmers' Club, W. W. Eg
bert gave his idea of what a horse for
work, especially for the farm, should
Among other things he gives :
Weight, 1,100 to 1,250 pounds ; color,
dark bay or chestnut ; height, 15 or
Portrait of King William by Mark
From the Galaxy for January.
I never can look at those periodical
portraits in The Galaxy magazine with
out feeling a wild, tempestuous ambi
tion to be an artist I have seen thona
suds and thousands of pictures in my
time acres of them here and leagues
! f them in the galleries of Europe but
UOTtr any uuu movea me ma wo vjauuy
J portraits do.
! There is-a portrait of Monsignore
1 Capel in the November Galaxy; now
"" anything be sweeter than that f
nti mere was uismarcx s, in tne ucto-
numoer, wno cab loo ai uai witn-
I ? being purer and stronger and no-
tnl m the September number; I would
n have died vrithout seeing that, no,
not for anything this world can give.
But look back still further and recall
my own likeness ss printed in the Au
gust Galaxy; if I had been in my grave
a thousand years when that appeared,
I would have got up and visited the ar
tist I sleep with all these portraits under
my pillow every night so that I can go
on studying them ss soon as the day
dawns in the morning. I know them all
as thoroughly as if I had made them
myself ; I know every line and mark
about them. Sometimes, when compa
ny are present, I shuffle the portraits all
up together, and then pick them out
one by one and call their names, with
out referring to the printing at tne bot
tom. I seldom make a mistake never,
when I am calm.
I have had the portraits framed for a
long tune, waiting till my aunt gets
everything ready for hanging them up
in the parlor. - But first one thing and
then another interferes, and so the
thing is delayed. Once she said they
would have more of the peculiar kind
of light they needed is the Attic. The
old simpleton ! it is as dark as a tomb
up there. But she does not know any
thing about art, and so she has no rev
erence for it When I showed her
my "Map of the Fortifications of
Paris," she said it was rubbish.
WelL from nursing those Galaxy por
traits so long, I have come at last to
have a perfect infatuation for art I
have a teacher now, and my enthusi
asm continually and tumultuously
grows, as I learn to use with more and
more facility the pencil, brush, and
graver. I am studying under De Mell
ville, the house and portrait painter.
His name was Smith when he lived
West He does any kind of artist
work a body wants, having a genius
that is universal, like Michael Angelo.
Resembles that great artist, is fact
The back of his head is like his, and he
wears his hat-brim tilted down on his
nose to expose it
1 have been studying under -De jueii
ville several months now. The first
month I painted fences, and gave gen
eral satisfaction. The next month I
whitewashed a barn. The third, I was
doing tin roofs; the fourth, oommos
signs ; the fifth, statuary to stand be
fore cigar shops. This present month
is only the sixth, and I am already on
The humble offering which accom
panies these remarks the portrait of
his Majesty William EH, King of Prus
sia is my fifth attempt in portraits,
and my greatest success. It has re
ceived unbounded praise from all class
es of the community, but that which
gratifies me most is the frequent and
cordial verdict that it resembles the
Galaxy portraits. Those were my first
love, my first admiration, the original
source and method of my art-ambition.
Whatever I am is art to-day, I owe to
the Galaxy portraits. I ask no credit
for myself I deserve none. And I
never take any, either. Many strangers
have come to my exhibition (for I have
had my portrait of King William on
exhibition at one dollar a ticket), and
would have gone away blessing me if I
had let them, but I never did. I always
stated where I got the idea.
King William wears large bushy side
whiskers, and some critics have thought
that this portrait would be more com
plete if they were added. But it was
not possible. There was not room fer
side whiskers a:id epaulettes both, and
so I let the whiskers gj, and put in the
epaulettes, for the sake of style. That
thing on his hat is an eagle. The
Prussian eagle it is a national em
blem. When I say hat I mean helmet;
but it seems impossible to make a pic
ture of a helmet that a body can have
I wish kind friends everywhere would
aid me in my endeavor to attract a little
attention to the Galaxy portraits. I
feel persuaded it can be accomplished,
if the course to be pursued be chosen
with judgment I write for that maga
zine all the time, and so do many abler
men, and if I can get the Galaxy por
traits into universal favor, it is all I
ask ; the reading matter will take care
COMMENDATIONS OF THE PORTRAIT.
There is nothing like it in the Vati
can. Pits IX.
It has none of the vagueness, that
dreamy spirituality, about it, which
many of the first critics of Arkansas
have objected to in the Murrilo school
of art Buskin.
- The expression is very interesting.
J. W. Titian.
' (Keeps a macaroni store in Venice,
at the old family stand.)
It is the neatest thing in still life I
have seen for years. Boba Bonhetjb.
The smile may almost be called
I never saw sueh character portrayed
in a picture face before.
There is a benignant simplicity about
the execution of this work which warms
the heart towards it full as much as it
fascinates the eye. Laxssxer.
One cannot see it without longing to i
contemplate the artist . j
Send me the entire edition, together
with the plate and original portrait and
name your own price. And, would you
like to come over and stay awhile with
Napoleon at Wilhelmshohef it shall
not cost you a cent William ILL
A Library; nr Oxb Voauhz Among
the mountains of Virginia, sometime
Binoe, the writer of this, met a man on
horseback, behind him, and attached
to his saddle, was a large package,
which he seemed to guard with pecu
liar care. " You appear to have a great
treasure attached to your saddle," we
remarked. " Yet, sir," was the re
sponse" Yes, sir, I have been over to
Richmond and bought myself a library. "
" An entire library on horseback f "
" Yes, sir, I have Webstbb's Unabridg
ed Dictionary in this package, and it
it a whole library in ittelf. I always
Set the best ! "Iowa Tribune.
A sensation was created at Spring
field, Mass., the other evening, by the
explosion of a quantity of "non-explosive
Summary of Late News.
j XhBCX inches of SHOW fell at Mem-
I phis Thursday night and four at Little
Tr.rr A Co. 's paper mill, at Albany,
was burned Friday. Loss $40,000; in
sured for $19,000.
F. J. KxxhtPLR. a Pittsburg real es
tate agent, has been arrested, charged
with passing a number ol bogus cneoxs.
Hon. Lbvi HubbbxXi was,. on Thurs
day, nominated and confirmed as Dis
trict Attorney for the eastern distiot of
Tax loss ir fires is St Louis the
first half of December was $168,454; in
surance $391,800; probable loss to in
surance companies, $133,554.
Tius following nominations were sent
to b-- Senate Friday. " James E. Cal-
W-t . vf Flinois, to be Secretary of
jJTokU&a- territory: Alexander H. Con-
nor, ol Indiana, uovernor . ol Idano
There was much excitement in Wall
street, Friday, over rumors that the
credit of the well known Joint Stock
Trust Company was jeopardized by un
authorized loans to speculators on ques
tionable securities. Xjeading stock
holders and depositors have resolved
to appeal to the Courts, and astounding
revelations are expected.
Thx Atlantio and Pacific Railroad
Company closed a contract Friday with
the St Louis, Arkansas and Texas
Transportatisn Company for running a
fast freight line to the terminus of
their road. Thence the Transportation
will run mule teams to all parts of
Western Arkansas, the Indian Territory
and Northern Texas, issuing and guar
anteeing through bills of lading from
Tha Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
authorities have declined to send a rep
resentative to the proposed Railroad
Convention at Erie. The announce
ment is causing much comment among
railroad authorities, and the opinion
prevails that the defection of the Balti
more and Ohio would render pacifio
arrangements between existing rival
roads impossible, and accordingly the
proposed negotiations would be broken
off. The refusal of the authorities of
the B. and O. B. B. is made on the
ground that leading lines, after having
mutually agreed to maintain rates, have
in reality been paying large drawbacks.
Jakes M. Ebbhrt, a druggist of Pitts
burg, died Thursday night from an
overdose of narcotic poison adminis
tered by himself as a remedy for illness.
A hbsiocs accident occurred at Bav
Draw, on the New Jereey Central Bail
road of New Jersey, at midnight, Fri
day. From some unexplained reason
the engine of the 11 o'clock train from
Elizabeth to New York ran off the track
on the draw, breaking the trusses and
letting down the last span of the draw.
The engineer and fireman went down
with the engine. The former got out
safely. The latter, named Hy Parker,
was caught in the wreck and drowned.
No other persons were injured, the cars
remaining on the track..
Const able Batlxt, of El Derado
oounty, California, Thursday shot a
horse thief whom he was trying to arrest-
at Spanish Camp, mortally
Thx North Berwick National Bank at
Dover, N. H., was broken open Thurs
day night The robbers took from the
bank everything that could be of value
to them. They also stole a horse and
carriage. A reward of $500 is offered
for the arrest of the robbers. The loss
is about $8,000. Gold, bills, stamps,
etc., to that amount were taken. Bail
road bonds amounting to $2,400, and
two packages of United States bonds,
one containing $4,000 and the other
$16,000, all belonging to private indi
viduals, were also taken. The bank
was in a small wooden building, ' away
from any other house.
Bismarck is to be made a Duke.
It ib said that Victor Emmanuel will
enter Borne the 8th of January,
Rumors of a scheme for the restora
tion of the Empire in France continue
to be received.
Sixty per cent of the wounded Ger
mans have rejoined their regiments or
joined the reserve.
A great meeting of sympathizers
with the Pope was held in London on
It ts said that one of the first sets of
King Amadeus will be to give one-half
of the apanage of the Crown, amount
ing to some $20,000,000, to the treasury.
Ktno William of Holland has tele
graphed to the Government of Luxem
bourg that he will defend the treaty of
1867, and he also approves the acts of
the Government of Luxembourg.
Thx English papers announce the
death of George Anson Byron, eighth
Baron Byron of Bochdale, county Lan
caster, which took place on Monday
last, after a lingering illness. The de
ceased peer was the eldest son of
George, seventh Baron (who succeeded
his cousin, the celebrated poet, in 1824,)
bv his wife Elizabeth Mary, daughter
of Mr. Sacheverell Charles Chandos
Pole, of Red bourne, Derbyshire. He
was born on the 26th of June, 1818.
Tax silk trade of Lyons, says a French
paper, is sending immense quantities of
goods abroad under the apprehension of
a visit from the Prussians ; the railways
are constantly conveying innumerable
bales. The station at Geneva is ob
structed by them. At Maiseilles, one
commissionaire is mentioned as having
sent off Lyons silks amounting to 10,
000,000 francs in value during the last
few weeks; another has dispatched silks
to the value of 40,000,000 francs. These
goods are generally forwarded to Eng
Thx German poet, Adolphe Boettoher,
has just died at Leipsic, his native city.
He was borne on the 21st of May, 1815,
and at the age of twenty-one entered
the University of Leipsic, devoting
himself to philological pursuits, and to
the study of German and English poets.
Among his numerous poetical produc
tions, his translations of the English
poets occupy a conspicuous place. In
addition to the works of Shakespeare
and Byron, he translated the poems of
Goldsmith, Pope, Milton and Ossian.
Thx new union depot at New Haven
will be one of the finest structures in
New England, 800 feet long by 200 wide,
with room for twelve tracks, and will
probably be situated south of Long
Wharf. The whole property there is
owned by the Derby road, whose severe
terms are the chief obstacles to the
completion of the arrangements.
Norwich, Conn., has on exhibition a
silver shekel, said to have once been in
one of the vaults of King Solomon's
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
A ooxMTTTAB Appointed by th Bran
dywine, Chester Co., Pa, Farmers'
Club, report that they measured an
acre of land in a field of corn raised by
H. H. Branson, and husked and weighed
the com. It was found to weigh 8,923
pounds, or 127 bushels, 83 1-5 pounds,
allowing 70 pounds to the bushel. The
committee s report ia not dAted. but a
(letter from Mr. Branson, in which he
speaks of the award having been made.
is dated October 29. This would indi
cate that the corn oould not have been
thoroughly dried at date of weighing.
A oobrxsponpknt of the Rural New
Yorker gives the following plan for
weaning a colt : Ha confines tha man
in a stable' where the colt cannot hear
her neigh, feeds her dry hsy, and gives
her very little water for a few days. He
lets the colt nurse twice the first day,
onos the second, and about half the,
milk the third day. Then he milks a
little on the ground a few times as
needed. He thinks oats preferable as
grain feed for the mare. He begins
feeding one pint of oats and two qusrts
of sweet Apples for tne eoit per dav.
When he brings the colt to the stable
he gives one pint of oats twice a day
with sweet apples, if he has not ap
ples he feeds one handrail of oil meal
with the oats.
Some people appear to think that the
chief object in irrigating grass land is
to furnish water during the dry, hot
weather of summer. In some arid cli
mates this is the case; but as a general
rule the benefits of irrigation are de
rived from water flowing on the land
during the late fall, winter and early
soring months. And there are many
places where side hill meadows might
be easily irrigated from streams which
run only at these seasons of tne year.
We have seen a rude dam that, thrown
across sues a stream, directed
the water over several acres ' of
poor grass land and caused it to
produce heavy crops of hay. Now is
the time to attend to this matter. Jiuild
a dam high enough to cause the water
to overflow the banks and then plough
out or dig a channel for the water at
right angles from the stream. Dam up
this channel and let the water overflow,
running in a thin sheet over the land.
This is a rude method of irrigation,
and a very inadequate description of it
but still may induce some of our read
ers to avail themselves of the water
which now runs uselessly down their
hillsides at this season of the year and
is the spring.
Dio Lewis says:
To make the best bread that can be
made of wheat, obtain good wheat and
grind it without boiling; mix it with
cold water until it is as thick as can be
well beaten with a spoon; after it is
thoroughly beaten down, put it into a
large iron pan, composed of many little
onesp which must be first made hot;
put it then quickly into a hot oven and
bake it as rapidly as possible.
Indian corn maxea excellent nounsn-
ment It contains a large amount of
oil; has remarkable fattening qualities,
and is likewise remarkable as a heat
produoer. Bice keeps its consumers
fat, but it lacks the elements which
feed the muscles and brain.
Potatoes, both Irish and sweet are
very poor for brain and muscle.
Of meats, the best for heat and fat
are pork, mutton, lamb, beef and veal;
for muscle, beef, veal, mutton, lamb
and pork ; for brains and nerve, beef,
veal, mutton, lamb and pork.
In cold weather, fat meat, butter, and
the like, will keep the body warm; and
in warm weather, milk, eggs, bran
bread, and summer vegetables will keep
There is no difficulty in a poor man s
having meat for his family every day,
Take, for example, what is called a
shank of beef. The very best can be
bought for a fraction of what the dear
est parts cost A single pound cooked
in a stew with dry bits of bread will
make a meal for an entire family.
The Greek and Roman armies ate but
once a day.
Pies and cakes are poisonous.
Cheese Making in Wisconsin.
W. G. Roberts, of Racine, Wis.,
writes to the Journal of that city as
I have learned a few things during
my short experience this past season,
snd which may be of some value to
other new beginners, as well as those
that may have something to do in the
future with milk and cheese making,
for it is evident that cheese making is
to be the chief branch of Wisconsin
There is danger, however, that this
busineee, like many other new paying
operations, will be overdone. At
present we stand well, and that is a
great measure is owing to the superior
ity of our cheese over any other cheese
in the wide world, and hence we reap
the benefit of the English market In
a recent agricultural meeting in Lin
colnshire, England, the chairman made
this observation with regard to our
"The American cheese is now so
much improved through the instrumen
tality of the cheese factory system,
that their cheese has become as much
superior to our cheese in England, as
theirs used to be inferior to ours," and,
said he, " if the Americans were able to
make such improvements, I ask, is it
not worth our while to try the same experiment-"
And the result was, they
nave sent to this country for factory
implemeAts and cheese-makers.
The character of our butter stands
low in England, and is bound te keep
so, unless we organize similar systems
to that of our cheese-making. We all
make some butter, but very few under
stand making it So it was with our
cheese-making some years ago. It is
true we hsve some good butter is this
country, such as the Orange Co., and
the Welch butter of Oneida Co., in
York State, and they command a high
price for it But the bulk of the Amer
ican butter is poor, and the prices are
One of the chief things I have learn
ed in cheese-making, is the absolute
necessity of taking care of the milk,
first to keep it from the dirt or rather,
to keep the dirt from the milk. Next in
order is to keep it sweet You might
as well undertake to make a good-fla
vored cup of tea from the waters of the I
Dead bea in raiesune, as to ay to
make a good-flavored cheese from dirty,
aour milk. We cannot client nature.
I would therefore recommend the
following points to be observed in re
lation to milk, 1st Take care of your
milk. 2d. Tale care of your milk.
3d. Take care cf our milk. And if
vou do it the ohetot will take care of
you and your indebtedness.
In Florida they are making "orange
Summary of Congressional Proceedings.
' Sbaats, Sen. 13th Bills ware tatrodu.-,
to provide a relief fond for ampiovaa ia the
executive departments of the government;
allowing the President whenever, in his judg
ment, pnblio interest nay require, to iaene a
proclamation expending . in respect to M exico
and the British North American provinces and
territories, the operation of all laws and regu
lations whereby the right : of bonded trans
portation ia allowed foreim tranaDortaiion
ooapaniea, also suspending the laws whereby
Canadian , veawela are permittee1 ta enter
AmerioaB waters ; to aid certain ocean navi
gation companies ; to protect the lives and
property of crews and passengers on see-going
vessels Several resolutions were introduced,
among which was one, by 8chars, declaring
that a due regard for the fundamental princi
ples of the government aa well as sound
statesmanship, demand the removal of the
(baa bili ties imposed upon the late rebels ; and
another, by Morton, providing for the appoint
ment of a commission to proceed to Baa Do
mingo ana report upon tne oonaitua ana re
sources or tne uiana ana tne wisnes or tne
oeoole with resnect to the United States.
Some routine business was performed, after
wtuca aa executive eesrew of an nour was
id, when the Senate adjourned.
Hocsa James H. Bainey, the colored neo
ber from 8onth Carolina, was sworn in. Near
ly twenty bills were introduced, among which
the more important were these: To repeal the
income tax; to ertabhsa ocean steamship com
panies between tl-e united States and Europe;
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior te
nerease the compensation of assistant mar
shals for talcing the census; to extend the pro
visions of .the 25th section of the army appro
priation bin of tM 5th of July, 1HT0, to rela
tives of deceased officers and roldiera. Tha
bill for the repeal of the civil tenure act was
passed, by a vote of ayes 167, nays 25. Banks
presented a reeomtino" authorizing the Presi
dent to appoint a committee, consisting of five
persons, to inquire into the expediency of ne
gotiating a treaty with the authorities of San
Domingo for its acquisition referred. A joint
resolution was adopted for an adjournment
from December 22d to January 4th. After a
bitter discussion the bin abolishing the office
of Admiral and Vice Admiral of the navy was
passed. A resolution, offered by Kelly, de
claring that the system of internal revenue
should be abolished as soon as the revenues of
the government can be otherwise provided for,
was adopted by 164 to 6. After some further
business of minor importance the House ad
Binatb. Dee. 13th. Among the bills intro
duced was one by Carpenter, granting lands to
the State of 'Wisconsin to aid in the construc
tion of a railroad from Milwaukee to Lake
Superior, via Green Bay, Wisconsin UcCreery
asked leave to introduce a resolution rjroposine
an investigation with the view to the restora
tion of the Arlington estate to the widow of
uen. n. E. xee, tne removal ol the grave
yard on the premises, and a general restitution
for any encumbrance placed there in the inter
est of the Government. A sharp debate en
sued, at the close of which McCreery ' request
for leave to introduce the resolution was re
fused; yeas 4, nays 54 The House resolutions
of respect for the memory of Hon. Albert
Bidgeway, late Representative from Virginia,
after eulogistic remarks by several Senators.
were adopted Resolutions calling for infor
mation m regard to tne arrest or one Movt
and the censure of Bvron Suraa-ue and Wdl H.
Reynokla for trading with the rebels during the
war were offered by bprague and adopted.
Hocsa. The consideration of the bQl to
consolidate the postal lawa was resumed, the
Question being on the amendment offered to
repeal the franking privilege, which, after be
ing so modified as to permit weekly and semi
weekly papers to be sent free to actual sub
scribers within the counties where published,
and tha free exchange of papers and maga
zines between publishers of the same, was
adopted and the bill passed Bills were passed
removing political disabilities from several
persons, and also amending the 25th section of
the act of the 15th of July, 18T0, providing
homesteads for officers, soldiers and mariners
who served during the rebellion The consid
eration of the motion to reconsider the vote
whereby the bin extending the time to con
struct tne railroad from the Bt. Croix river or
lake to the west end of Lake Superior was
postponed until the second Tuesday in Jan
nary. Some other business of minor import
ance was transacted, when the House ad
BESaTB. Deo. 14th Memorials were pre
sented representing that many veterans of the
war of 1812 are now inmates of the poor
houses and objects of eharitv, and praying for
pensions in their behalf. The House" resolu
tion for a recess over the holidays, from the
22d of December to January 4th, was con
curred in. A resolution was adopted ordering
an investigation into the cost of collecting the
customs revenues at the principal sea porta of
the country, and what sums have been received
at the various ports from fines, seizures, Ae.
Some time was spent in discussing a bin
providing relief for the employes of the ex
ecutive department A bill to provide for the
Sayment of i5,000 to J. M. Bestoff, of Pa
ucah, Ky., a Union surgeon, for the destruc
tion of his dwelling house in 1864, by order of
the Union oommander. during the rebel attack
upon the place, was discussed during the re
mainder ol tne session witnoat ceing disposed
of. After an executive session, the Senate ad-
Hocsa. Morren, of Pennsylvania, from the
Committee on Manufactures, reported a bill
to provide for celebrating the 100th anniver
sary ox American independence try noiotng an
international exhibition of arts, manufactures
and products of the soil and mines, in the city
of Philadelphia, in the year 1876. It was dis
cussed at some length, but went over without
final action Most of the remainder of the
session was occupied in discussing a general
amnesty bill, covering all acta of rebels except
those of the principal officers of the Confed
eracy, the members of the Confederate Con
gress, governors of seceded states, members
of secession conventions, and the graduates
of the military and naval academies who joined
the rebellion, i ne Din went over wunoui nnai
Senats, Deo. 15th. A bin was passed al
lowing supernumerary army officers to be de
tailed aa instructors in colleges. Another bill
was also paused amending the act for reducing
the army by substituting the 1st of July, 1871,
instead of the 1st January, as the time for
mustering out supernumerary officers Several
bills were introduced and referred, when Sen
ator Schura, of Missouri, proceeded to ad
dress the Senate at length in favor of his res
olution, declaring that political dWmaJiff ca
nons should oease, as the necessity which dic
tated them no longer exists. At the conclu
sion of the speech the Senate adjourned.
Houas. Several bills were introduced and
appropriately referred, after which the House
renamed consideration of the amnesty bill.
Barry, Morgan, McKenxie, Farnsworth, and
Winans argued in favor of amnesty, Sypher,
Lawrence, and Maynard were opposed to the
bUl and opposed to general and unlimited am
nesty. The bul finally went over to Tuesdav.
Bills were reported appropriating (30,000,000
for pensions and amending the internal reve
nue mil where it relates to sugars, so that an
grades of sugar win be aliased according to
Sbnats. Deo. 16. Senator Drake's resigna
tion of his seat was announced, to take effect
on the 16th met. Sumner presented a memo
rial from Boston merchants against the an
nexation of San Domingo. Sherman, from
the Finance Committee, reported back ad
versely various bills for the abolition of the
income tax. A hul incorporating the Southern
Express Company, was passed. A resolution
was adopted calling upon the President for
information in regard to the North Carolina
troubles. Schurx's general amnesty reao1 ra
tion was taken np, and Drake replied at length
to the speech of Schurs of yesterday. His
concluding remarks embraced a formal fare
well to the Senate. Schura briefly responded,
defending himself from the charge that he had
gone over to the Democratic party, or that he
i tended to do so. Alter an executive session
the Senate adjourned.
Hocsb. Several bills were introduced, and
two passed, one a bill removing political disa
bilities from a number of persons in Tennes
see, and the bill relating to the duties on su
gar, which was under consideration yesterday.
Adjourned to Monday.
Sksatb, Dee. 19. A resolution reported
from the Printing Committee, was passed af
ter a lengthy discussion, providing forprint
ing condensed weekly reports of the Patent
Oince, and sending one hundred copies to each
state capital snd the clerks office of each ju
dicial district. Among the bills introdiced
was one providing for the admission of Neva
da. The bul to reimburse J. M. Best, of Pa
ducah, Ky., for property destroyed during the
war, was taken up and diaeuased until the close
of the day's session, without a vote being taken.
Hocsa. Among the bills introduced was
one authorizing the Postmaster General to is
sue one cent correspondence postal cards.
The Post Office Appropriation bill was report
ed from the oommittee. It appropriates ezG,
161,698. A resolution was offered by Jones of
Kentuckv.recoguizing the right of secession as
debatable, and calling for full pardon and am
nesty for all political offenders dunng the late
war. Bejeeted yeas, 14. aava, ' Hi Bills
were passed, appropriating fao.or'. w enable
the President to collect the Apaou Indian
tribes in Arizona and New Mexico on reserva- .
! tions; to provide for subaistesos, and promote
peace and civilization among them; ajtheris
j mg soldiers of the war of 1311 and the Mexi- ;
I can war, to enter under uie homestead law -
one hundred and sixty -acres, on alternate re
served sections,' along raitroads wcios- have
received land grants; appropriating 430,000,
000 for Pensions. Ths House then took up
the legieislive- rTrorapriaiioo bill, pending
wmon an adjournment was tacsn. r ; I
I - arvN TW en, t-wMvtew tt,el.TtaMnrfi4 i
front committee was one authorizing the issue
of aa additional three hundred million 5 per
cent, bonds authorised by the funding law of '
the last aeasion Morton's resolution for the
appointment of a commuejion to investigate
the resources of San Doaiingo; and tiis doire
of the people respecting annexation In the
United States, was taken up aad disensei un
til a quarter past four o'clock, when the Sen
Hocsa. Two Wis were mtrodueeel an4 re- '
f erred, one of which waa for an appropriation
for the improvement of the harbors of She
boygan and Port Washington. At one o'clock ' '
the House proceeded to the consideration of ,
the amnesty biU. After a lengthy a?d general
debate, Butler moved the previous question on
Bingham's amendment, which was seconded
by 91 yeas and 84 nays, and pending the clos
ing speech of Gen. Butler the House ad
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It is said that the whey from cheese
factories is now made into butter.
A CowsBcriouT farmer has just fin
ished a $2,000 hog pen, which is grain
ed and papered.
TisaiiIA, Cal., has no calaboose, and
confines its prisoners by chaining,them
by the leg to a tree in the open square, .
rain or shine.
Ths official report of the surrender of
Phalsburg states that 12 officers snd
1,839 men, and 63 guns, were captured "
with the fortress.
Owtno to the mildness of the wea
ther, the middle and eastern divisions
of the Erie Canal will not be closed for. '
traffic until the 15th instant.
Two policemen in arresting a man in
Boston recently, clubbed him severely.
He sued them for an aggravated assault
and they were fined $30 each.
Thk Pall Mall Gazette says more
lives are lost weekly by scarlatina in
London, than the French are losing by
their weekly sorties, from Paris,
Ax editor in the west, whose journal
"went up" some years since, has been
selling his exchanges to a paper mill
ever since, realizing a considerable in
come. A 'WASHrxoTOit meoivuric is construct
ing a four-horse-power steam engine,
weighing only nine pounds, to be used -in
propelling an experimental balloon.
Nora thousand pairs of wooden heels '
are made weekly for one factory, in '
Lynn, and these will soon, it is expect
ed, entirely supersede leather ones. -
Ths Center Market, on Pennsylvania "
avenue, Washington, was burned, Sun-.
day morning with all its contents, and
two men were suffocated.
It is rumored that La Fere has been
retaken by the French troops with S60
prisoners, and supplies, ammunition
and provisions for large masses of
Thk census of Salt Lake City, just
completed, shows the population to be
13,545 against 8,236 ten years ago. The '
great bulk of this population is Mor
mon. Tha Common Council of San Fran- -'
oisoo are debating the question of com-
pelling all buildings hereafter erected
in that city to be made earthquake
proof, after a plan patented by a Cali
A BAGGASx-atASTEB on the Central
Ohio Bailroad was recently caught in
the act of selling a diamond ring, worth
14,500, for 10. He had stolen the
jewel from the trunk of a passenger,
and had no idea of its real value. ,
Font whales were caught in Mon
terey Bay, a few days ago, and the Ga
zette hopes it will not happen again, as
the captors were so elated with their
success that they did not let a soul in
town get a wink of "sleep the whole
night. . .
In Edinburg, the stone-masons have '
struck against an attempt by their em
ployers to reduce their wages from six
and a half pence to sixpence an hour.
Phalsbtjbg, the strongheld in the
Vosges, the siege of which , was com
menced soon after the battle of Worth, .
has surrendered unconditionally. The
Prussian troops marched into the place -on
Bcbltnoaicb, Tfantum, is to have a
new woolen factory. A public spirited
citizen has agreed to supply $40,000
worth of machinery, on condition that
a building 100 feet long, 30 feet wide,
and two stories high, be erected from
the proceeds of city bonds.
Baxo BstrsTrow, the Bussian Envoy,
had Prince GortchakoflTs famous circu
lar in his pocket in London on the 9th
of November, but amiably withheld it,
for fear of disturbing the harmony of
the'Lord Mayor's feast at GoilohalL
Th3 architect of the Strasbourg ca
thedral estimates the damage it has
sustained at 1,500,000 francs, a sum
which seems enormous, although the
fabric is far more injured than might
be concluded from a superficial exam
ination. Thb Bishop of Manchester, speaking
st an education meeting lately, said if
Englishmen were willing to recognize
the power of the policemen over the
school attendance of their children, no
doubt in the future they might be as
well educated as Prussian or Saxon boI
diers; otherwise, he looked forward
with little faith to what could be done
in the way of compulsion.
The new postal cards in England
suggest expedients for making them
secret. Invisible mk is advertised,
systems of cipher are brought out, nnd
inscrutable languages are adopted.
Hebrew, Arabic and Bussian have
already defied the supervision of poet
men and their assistants. Doctors rely
upon Latin; bishops and archdeacons
also correspond in Latin.
The following is the correct list of
the bridesmaids chosen for the mar
riage of the Princess Louise; Lndy
Constance Seymour, daughter of the
Marquis of Hertford; Lady -Elizabeth
Campbell, daughter of the Duke of Ar
gyll; Lady Florence Lennox, daughter
of the Duke of Richmond; Lady Mary
Butler, daughter of the Marchioness of
Ormonde; Lady Alice Fitzgerald,
daughter of the Marquis of Kiidare;
Lady Grace Gordon, daughter of the
Dowager Marchioness of Huntley; La
dy Florence Montagu, daughter of the
Earl of Sandwich; and Lady Agatha
Russell, daughter of Earl Russell.