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THE WORK-OUT FONT OF TYPE.
I'm sitting by mj desk, George
Before id on tbe floor
There lies a worn-ont font of 'trre,
ftiH twenty tbauaaad score'; " . .
ttJ5S.T month. hTe rassed, Georg,
Sinoe they were bright and new.
Andmany the tale, they've toli-
Xhe iaue, the strange, tin true.
het tales of horror tWfcre told.
Of temrertand of wreck:
Of murder in the midnlaht honr.
Of war fall many "week T
Of ships that lost away at sea
Went down before the blast.
Of stifled crit-s of agony
As life's last moments passed.
Of forthqnakni and of suicides.
Of bank defaulters, broken banks,
And banking rrstm rotten.
Of boilers burnt mt?, steamboats snaeced.
Of riots, duels fought; .
Of robbers with their prey escaped.
Of thieves, their booty caught.
Offlood, and fire, and accident.
Those worn-out types have told
And how the pestilence baa swept
The youthful and the old ;
Of marriages, of births and deaths.
Of things to plesee or Tex i ;
0 one man jumping overboard,
Another gone to Texas.
They "re toM tis how sweet Summer days
' Hate faded from our view ;
Bow Autumn's chilUuxwinda have, swept
The leaf-crown, d forest through ;
How Winter's snow fcaU eoroe and cone,
Dark reign of storm and strife
11 ' Aadkowthe smiling Spring hath warmed
t - - The pale jkrwera back to hfe. .. .
I cant pretend to mention half
My inky friends have told,
" Stnee shining bright snd beautiful - . . ,
They issued from the moid
How unto some t hey oy hav brought.
To others grief and tears:
- . Tet fan Molly the record kept
Of fat receding years.
THE LAST TRICK OF A PAGE.
From the French.
- la 1770 at Versailles, lived the Mar--quis
of Charnay a gallant nobleman
-who, torty-flve years before, had been
, , ' - l"TPung pages of Louis XV.
xtd arqms,- in his youth, had been
tne ,i the most dissipated nobles of the
""" H had been a favorite with all
- 2 V 405,9 Mistresses of his aovereign;
. Tiad been a friend of Madame de Pom
; padour, and a follower of Dubarry; and
growing gray in pursuit of pleasure,
grtw weary of the chase and reformed.
By way of alleviating the hardships
of reformation, he married a young and
; beautiful woman, whose union with
venerable a spouse afforded much mer
. runent to the courtiers of that excellent
monarch, Louis XV., who, lite his
subject had groxra old, but, unlike him,
had not grown virtuous.
Doubtless the Marquis ran the same
risk as all men who mate their bleak
December with beauteous Mav: bnt h
was 6till handsome, accomplished and
witty; and, to gain the aflections of
ins young wile he was determined to
, put forth all his attractions.
Happily for him she was disposed to
be pleased : and he, being neither ieal-
ous nor careless, succeeded in inspiring
aid, u uui wiui passionate love, with a
sincere and respectful attachment He
made no 6tern regulations for her de
portment; she was allot ed to receive
visitors without restraintand the Hotel
de Charnay was as attraltive as youth,
beauty, wealth and station could make
it ; while the tone of society thatjxe-
quentedits mistress was in perfect har
mony with the age and dignity of her
Among the lordlirics aJmiftwi ,
Hotel de Charnay was the Baron de
Ajreuteuil, a young officer who was
making his entrance into society, and
who, for the very reason that he had no
record wherewith to frighten the scru
ples of a woman of principle, was the
very sort of a man (should he under
take to grow sentimental) that might
also grow to be-dangerous.
He was tall and graceful, had melan
choly eyes, conversed in melodious
demi-tones, and was given to gentle
. pressures of hands. The Marquis de
Charnay saw with terror that the young
officer was falling in love with his
wife; and his heart beat with apprehen
sion, when following this discovery, he
. perceived that the Marchioness was
losing her appetite and her embonr
point, and was looking weary and dis
pirited. Her husband was quite as
much concerned at her dejection as at
his suspicions ot its cause. He was
just as anxious to make her happy as to
be happy himself.
After revolving in his head fifty
schemes, each one leaving him more
perplexed than before, he conceived the
novel idea of making an appeal to de
Breteuil, and, by a generous candor,
awaken a reciprocal generosity in the
heart of the young man himself.
With this intention he drove to the
Baron's lodging. He had just finished
the elaborate toilet with which he was
accustomed ' to arm himself for con
quest in his daily visits to the Hotel de
Charnay, and, in the fullness of satis
faction, was thinking he was more at
tractive and melancholy-looking than
"M. de Breteuil, " began the Marquis,
"you are falling in love with my wife.
You aredolating the sanctity of a hap
py home, and, in the thoughtlessness
of extreme youth, are periling the
happiness oi an excellent a.d virtuous
woman. Were I a younger my
tone would be different, perhaps ; but I
have lost my agility as a swordsman,
sir, and cannot measure weapons with
you. The years that have robbed me
of strength, however, have taught me,
I hope, discretion. My dear wife's
home shall be compromised by no work
or act of mine ; be you equally gener
ous, and spare her reputation, by leav
ing this place at once. Join your regi
ment at Stenay, and let me owe to your
honor the restoration of my domestic
Instead of denying his love for the
Marchioness, and swearing, after the
manner of the gallants of the day. that
he never had presumed to give her a
' thought, de Breteuil burst into tears,
vowed that he loved her to distraction,
and poured the, whole story of his pas
sion into the ears of the astonished
"What! "sobbed he, "askmetoban
iah myself from her presence I Why
banishment to me were death ! What
to me are fame or honor ? What care I
for my regiment ? The world contains
but one being for me life but one aim.
To breathe the air she breathes to die
at her feet! I ask. but that one sad
C- dlege. Do not deny me so small a
This was the very last thing the Mar
quis expected to hear. Spite of his
own vexation he felt sorry for de Bret
euil, for being very young, he was very
much in earnest, and was fully per
suaded at that moment, that simultan
eous with a separation from de Charnay
would be the sundering of his soul
from his body.
"Nevertheless," thought de Charnay,
"the separation must take place ;" and
feeling that words would be wasted
npon such a moon-struck oddity, he
contented himself with forbidding de
Breteuil the house, and returned home
to see what effect he could have upon
He came npon" her in her boudoir,
half-sitting, half-lying upon the downy
cushions of a satin lounge, the very
counterpart of Smindrides and his bed
of rose leaves. Those of his wife, de
Charnay saw, were very much crum
pled, indeed, so he began his task.! with
all possible gentleness.
' . With consummate tact he led the
conversation to the subject of de Bre-
tuil; wondered at his frequent visits ;
- spoke of the imprudence oi those mar
ried women who suffered one man to be
- more attractive than others ; and finally
drew from his pretty Marchioness the
confession that de B retail had ad
dressed her several notes.
Madame de Charnay was quite young
and thoughtless ; but she was a woman
of principle. She had allowed herself
to grow sentimental over the plaints of
the interesting youth, and was just on
VOL. V. NO. 17.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6,
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Her husband's words startled her;
from her perilous state, and , she, had j
scarcely tune to shudder before the j
prospects of misery that another step
would nave opened upon her, before
she felt her heart leap with joy far the
timely deliverance that came through
the ministration of her W1BA and fiAfrn.
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Would you object to snow me those
notes t' he asked. -
o, juarquis, replied she, blush
a ougut to nave shown them to
vou unbidden. But I Was embarrassed
lest I should bring trouble upon yon,
and my heart bled for that unhappy
one had risen meanwhile: and after
a few moment's search in her daintv
Cewtotre of ebony and ivory, she drew
lorcn a velvet portiolio. and from its
rose-scented pockets took the notes
the love-sick Captain. ... -
De Charnay unfolded them and rm
gan to read. They were burning with
love, but with love that professed to
have no hope of return; and, as a mat
ter oi course, the despairing adorer,
who never, never could overcome his
unfortunate passion, had no alternative
left him. lie must put an end to his
While de Charnay was reading these
precious effusions, his young Mar
chioness looked on, pale and trembling.
It was clear that Bhe, at least, had full
faith in de Breteuil's menaces of sui
cide; and that which most excited her
interest in the affair, and was therefore
likely to be -most dangerous to her
peace of mind, was her compassion for
his excess of love a love that was to
be the cause of death, and convert her
into a quasi murderess.
"He will kill himself!" exclaimed
she, looking piteously at her husband.
".rossiDiy," responded de Charnay,
with the utmost composure. "But,"
continued he, with a smile that was ut
terly at variance with the import of his
words, "you must die before him."
The Marchioness started. " Gracious
heaven!" cried she, "what can you
"I mean," replied, the Marquis;
"that yon have suddenly grown ill;
that in a few hours you will become a
corpse, and, finally, that the day after
to-morrow you win be dead,
Oh," exclaimed the vounir creature.
"I have not deserved this at vour
hands, Monsieur. I have never spoken
or written a word that could comprsa
mise me to M. de Breteuil, and I swear.
i . . 7. '
w lore neaven, tnai ine letters x gave
you were the only ones I ever received
from him. Why then are his sins to be
so heavily visited on my head !
I see no other wav of escape from
the predicament in which he has placed
me," waa the reply of the Marquis.
"But calm your fears, Eugenie; you
are about to simulate death, but not to
die in reality. I see, my poor girl,
that this fellow has touched vour fancv.
You are good, and loyal ; but this eon
founded fop has managed to make you,
not unhappy, at least melancnoly.
You are sprightless and laniruid. and
your life is less bright than it was a
few months ago. My remedy, I think,
will restore you to health and happi
ness. Will you trust your case to me i "
I will," said she. extendiner her
Then, to-nicrht I will send vou.
under the charge of a -confidential ser
vant, to my brother's estate in Tour
raine. There you shall be treated with
consideration, and .be permitted to
associate with the gentry of the neigh
borhood, on two conditions : One is
that you will bear another name, and
call yourself Madam Adnen; and the
other is that you will neitheir write to
ersailles, nor receive any letters there
from." "You will write to me yourself t"
"No, my love; my letters would
have no interest for you, for in them I
certainly would not mention de Bre
teuil s name."
" How long," began she.
j " I cannot tell; but I think that your
exile will last for four or five months."
" Good heavens ! What am I to do
all these months!"
"Bemember that you are under no
restraint Ycu can visit and be visited;
you can draw and paint, and study and
improve your mind. You are under
one restriction only; that of being cut
off from communication with Ver
sailles. Now, if these conditions are
too onerous, I have but one alterna
"What is that f"
"I must run M. de Breteuil through
uod forbid! Hut he will die of
"Better die of grief than bv my
hand, and ruin your reputation, Euge
nie!" " So be it, then," sighed the young
Marchioness. "Yon . promise me on
your honor that I am not sent away for
an lndelmite period f"
1 promise on my honor, that yon
shall return home in let me see in
less than four months."
So the Marchioness left Versailles
that night, and on the morrow, de Char
nay appeared at court, and mentioned
the fact of his wife being seriously indis
posed. . The next day she was worse,
and the night following she died.
lhe Marquis and his household went
in deep mourning, and a splendid
funeral cortege left the Hotel Charnay
to carry the body of the Marchioness to
the family vault, some distance. from
A few days later, de Charnay received
visit of condolence from de BfeteuiL
The former, of course, saw nobody, but
he did for his wife's lover more than he
had done for anybody else he wrote
mm a letter.
" I was exceedingly fond of my wife,"
said he in his missive, " but honor,
to me, is a deeper sentiment than the
love of woman. lean, therefore, bear
my loss with the calm regret of a man
of mature age, whose happiness had
been endangced by that which would
have been a far heavier blow than the
death of the beloved object. As for
you, however, whose passion was be
yond all bounds of principle, and be-
yond all love of life ; who lived but to
breathe the air she breathed, and
longed for death when I asked you to
cease your visits to my house, I am ib
hourly expectation oi neanng mat you
have put an end to your intolerable ex
istence. And let me add that my de
ceased wife departed this life in the full
conviction that you would very, very
soon follow her."
"Poor de Bretueil!" said the cour
tiers of the Oeil de owf, to one ano
ther, "to think of his losing that beau-
tiful creature just as she was about to '
fall into his arms."" j
Three months went by, and the Mar-
de Charnay decided that it was
to terminate his wife's exile. She !
resuscitated at midnight; he met her at i
the parte cochere, and giving her his '
led her to Iter bondoir, and seated i
her on the eatia lounge.
"Tou n. Eugenie, W pret
love. tier than ever."
"Unfortunate de Breteuil !" was the
replv of his wife. "Since yon recall
me, "I need not ask what has been his
young wife became deeply attached to
him, and invulnerable to the blandish-
ments of other men. But in spite of
her youth and roseate health, she be
quis came an object of terror to the inhab
time itants of Versailles. They had seen
her coffin and her funeral obsequies,
and they never could persuade them
arm. selves that she had not risen from the
dead. To them she was a ghost, to the
fate. He is dead 1"
The Marquis drew from his pocket a
"Here," said he, "recorded for your
sayings and doings since your demise,
On the day of your funeral dined with
several nlosquetaires, comrades of his.
at the 4 Trois Pommes.' They all drank
to the repose of your soul, and Breteuil
was in ecstacies at the magnificence of
tne eomn and Hearse, lie thought I had
displayed both taste and liberality in
the arrangement of the obsequies. Two
which I proved that it had become his
uj a. wruio linn uu appeal, in
dutv to commit HmmHo T tsMi him
that you had not precisely commanded
him to die, but I knew you would be
disappointed if he did not To this
letter I received no reply, for de Bre-
nil had already gone to Paris to make
ine acquaintance oi a dashing opera
kitl, iur wiium us commiiiea so many
lollies,, that between the cashmeres and
diamonds wnicn-ne lawisned on juadem-
oiseUend his losses at cards, he was
luiuus uuw muuBituu iuuih in less uian
"iow, de Uretuil, as you know, is
not rich; and as this damage to his
purse had to be repaired, he cast about
him to find a young lady who would
exchange some of her superfluous cash
for his name and good-looking person,
Xou see that after all he is a sensible :
amenable to reason. He found j
that sentiment was unprofitable, so he
abjured it, and has replaced it by a '
de convenance with one of '
your own kinswomen. I have recalled j
you from youi tomb, my dear Eugenie, j
to sign his marriage contract More- j
over, I was dying to see you again, for
bore your loss with far less philoso-
phy than de Breteuil has done." '
The Marchioness threw herself into
husband's arms and thanked him '
her heart for his tender treatment i
of her first folly. "And I may secure-
Iy promise that it eliall be my last, for
your noble conduct has won from me a
warmer feeling than I had supposed
could possibly exist in my heart for a
man so much older than myself. My
dear excellent husband, fear nothing
ever more Ior me- -1 am. to trnly
yours to oe caugni in sucu
a snare ;
replied de Charnay,
whAn i " - "
Ton arei and is girted by nature with a
80ul bke yours, she- need never fear for
m . ... . - . - ...
a - ' . , , . . -
ouierwise than you have done, your
reputation would have been injured,
vour life blasted, and de Breteuil would 1
nave been talking lightly of his fancy j
for that poor Eugenie de Charnav. As i
is, nobody has suffered. I have you i
.T "-i'i""" "
AU very wejj, u -y";
r-)'V 1 uw jvu tvig." wiauw
am dead and boned. How
nTTI A Cf oil tliot. ia aruwif Am
born again to the world of Versailles
and the Court of France?"
"Ah. well. I have a friend at conrt
jm, weii, nave a mend at court,
who, alter blaming me for marrvincr a
youthful beauty, was magnanimous
enough to forego the pleasure of saying
told you so '.' and
the hour ot need.
to uphold me in
ihe King, with
whom years ago I have gotten into
W..UW "VUiOU M U1U.T WfCUWi.i,
"The t00 ont it!"
echoed Eugenia ! to
"Of course he does, my dearest.
How otherwise could I have carriedput i
the stratagem f Do you snppose that
man in France is bold enongh to j
make way with one of his Majesty's ;
subjects as I did, without being open
suspicion i x was ODiigeu to nave
rovaltv for mv confidant, that T mio-ht
y 1 o
kill and bury my wife with impunity,
xou anow mai in my youtn i was one
those vauricna called pages to the
King. Many are the tricks I have
played with Louis for an accomplice ;
this one, 1 presume, will be the last ;
but I think I may flatter myself that it
Eugenie langhed heartily, and at the i
gouper that was shortly afterward 'a
served op to herself and her husband
resolved, however, to be revenged on
The next day was to witness the
signing of the marriage contract. De
Breteuil was in the act of rising with
his fiancee to approach the table, when
the folding doors of the state drawing
room were flung wide open, and a lack
"The Marquis and Marchioness De
At the Bound of her name De lire-
tillgavea start, dropped the hand of
ii ii.-j ' j A i ,.1
terror at the vision of his lost love,
But tin rmi4l fiimro mViail in wrhiun
met nis eye. xne lady mat leaned on
De Charnay's arm was corporeal, tan- i
gible and elegantly dressed in the pre- !
vailing fashion of the living. More I
beatiful than ever (for country air!
always improves a city belle), Eugenie ;
came forward, smiling, and to all the ,
ohs !" and " ahs 1" of her friends, and
the exclamations of the company in J
general as to her sudden death and
burial, she raised her pretty shoulders
and pointed to her husband.
"It was agreed upon between the
Marcuionees and myself."
" But why, why the compact," was
Ah, ladies and gentlemen, that is
family secret, aud cannot be di
There was a great reioicing over
Eugenie's resurrection, and reorle
were, of course, curious to hear the
news from Hades. In the midst of the
hilarity to which her adventure had
given rise, she found an opportunity to
speak to de BreteuiL
She handed him his three notes, and
" Would you, too, like to hear from
beyond the tomb t Those contain all
the news I gathered there, and when
you have seen their contents you will
acknowledge they were not worth the
trouble they have given me."
Of course, the Ma-x hioness de Char-
nay had to be presented again at court,
Nobody being in the secret of her dis-
appearance except the King and de Bre-
teuiL it remained a secret, for de Bre-
teuil waa quite as much interested in
keeping silence as any one of the party.
The marriage of de Charnay proved,
after all, a happy one. His lovely
in tl,. I
end of her dys, and her spirit never
was laid until the French nobility were
swept Jrom the face of the earth.
the case of black tea, the colons restor
fellow, ed by means of some chemical, of which
we were unable to obtain the name,
in the same manner as the green re
marriage ceives its color. The tea is then
packed in small fancy boxes, shipped
and sold all over the country as a fresh
importation. There are a number of
establishments devoted solely to this
business in our city, and it is reported
as being highly profitable.. The fore-
men in these houses have a very deli
her cate business to attend to, and there
from fore must be thoroughly competent to
The business of "mRnimll!ltinlv1, to
is largely carried on in our city. The
modm operandi is as follows : An im
porter has a cargo of tea to arrive,
which, from the length of the voyage
or some other cause, has become par
tially or wnoiiv damaged, lnis
known to the different parties engaged
in"maniDulatinir"who are alwnm on
the Wfth'h for minh mi nnnnrtiinir.T nrwl
offers are made to the consignee for the
whole cargo; if none of these offers
are accepted, the cargo is usually dis
posed of at auction, and generally pur-
cnased dv tne persona whose oners had i
previously been refused : the tea
ti. v.. i.i;t.
ment, where it is carefully assorted, a
larsre part of it probably not havineto
be "doctored." The kmnir1 nnr.
tion is then spread on large surface
pans, where a slow heat thoroutrh-
ly dries it ; this drying requiring
sometimes two or three days. After this
operation, probably the color is bad,
the mould- having affected it; and to
restore this, in green teas, the damaged
leaves in process oi "doctoring are
placed in a large cylinder with copper-
a, and a swilt rotary motion imparts a
beautiful green shade to the contents.
It is then winnowed, and a portion of
the dust the finest is separated and
reserved for future use in conjunction
with copperas for coloring purposes. In
decide npon the length of time for dry
ing, the shade of color to be imparted,
etc The position commands a high
salary, and it is stated that there are
very few men in the country to fill it.
yew York Bulletin.
Whittier and Geo. D. Prentice.
. 4 malr.nr r.,a fvWanHIiw nn-r-rex '
send its editor two or three of his
"compositions," as he called them,
which, to his great astonishment, had
been published with commendatory re
any marks. They had induced him to send
other contributions, and so he
invite him to become "editor of the pa
is rwor Jnrlnn
Kentucky, whither he had gone to write I
campaign life of Henry Clay. "J. i
could not have been more utterly aston- j
Cincinnati Commercial Correspondent Interview.
Mr. Whittieraid many things pleas-
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ttutr uiu tuKreeuug iui uie w rcutui, uui
iBuw lunnuiK mo 11 icmu v viiotro
i.ii 11.: t
uo ouumcu w xcpmh, ill luy u u
ee. hT: I ! to him
DaracraDh 1 had Keen m the newsoa
pcrg time statin tfiat Lo
Ln(lwl jt- h7 .iwtions of mv
old friend, Mr. George D. Prentice, for
proposed volume of his poems. Mr.
Whittier said he had himself seen such
had never really known Mr. I'ren-
tice and had never seen him. He then
related to me, with a good deal of geni
r . .Tj - ZZ:' TZ i
""mor lue msvory oi nis succession wj
llT- lD? 480 L' of the I
New Enrfand Review. atHartford. As
js may be said to have been the be-
"""B " 8 "r-
arv his account waa verv interest-
ary life, his account was very interest
ing to me. He said that he was spend
ing a year at school in an academy at
Haverhill, and while there happened to
. ' c tne vew Entrland Review,
aua nr pnt; ui,;v. t,..i
u V I -- - M. A v.wv. - - um.
1 1 V -Al m -1 . 1 '.
lis Dngntness ana 1
iBprightUness as distinguished from the
continued to do until his year at the
Haverhill Academw had come to
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uu, nuwi u v ictiuucu wuuuuici
farm. Here one day. a short time
afterward, while he was at work in the
field, hoeing, perhaps, a letter waslcaps;
brought to him from the publishers of
the Hartford paper, saving that they
hail been renupjited hv Air Prenric tn
been told that I waa appointed Prime
Minister to the Great Khan of Tartary."
Then he described the struggle between
his boyish ambition and his sense of
inexperience and unfitness. He felt en- !
unprepared knew notiing about
public affairs; but could not bring
himself to think the opportunity was i
to be put by, and so his ambition ,
got the better of his timidity, and, hav- i
log accepted the call, he finally set off,
for TTarrfnrrl t fakn nnHwrinn. This '
was tbenalong journey, hesaid; evento
to nnt .
.w , . - '
'taking. Mr. Whittier then described,
Tlleasantlv. his interview With his Dllb-
iisuers, not teiung on, no eaiu, now
little he knew of editorial duties and
political affairs, but they did not "find
him out," and so he continued for two
years as editor of the Review. His
greatest trial, he told me, waa when
the leading party men came to see him
and discuss the political course of the
paper. Then he found his policy was
maintain a judicious silence, allow-
inv4)ium ts At all tla tallrintT whifll
was quite successful, and left him in
their good graces at the end of each in-
terview. What was especially charm -
ing to me in the poet's account of this
little far-gone experience, was the
pleasant way in which he seemed to re-
alize his boyish feeling again in its ro-
oitaL Mr. Whittier spoke kindly of
Prenticp. alwavs hnvimr retrarded him.
he said, as a man of good and generous
. . ' j ' r : '
impulses, and during the recent war of
the rebellion, a true Union man, but,
peahaps, unfortunately placed.
An old man named Dabney Kernel!,
who, for the last forty years, has kept
small grocery on the Lebanon pike,
about four miles from Nashville, Tenn.,
was murdered in a most shocking man
ner after dark Tuesday evening. A
party of three men called to get some
whisky, as they said, but while he was
waning on mem uiej aenuuiueu iiis
money. He immediately struck one of
them with a heavy stick which he al-
ways carried about him, when they com-
menced firing upon him. He was shot
several times, and killed almost instant-
V- The murderers escaped.
BEA-isi,AD cotton nas oeen grown
snccesefully m Liberty county, Texas.
From experiments made 900 pounds of
seed cotton were grown to the acre on
thin sandy upland which haa been in
cultivation for 20 years. The proceeds
of this crop are estimated at $180 per
Ax American naval cantain is at Con
stantinople, manufacturing torpedoes
and other materials of war lor use, in
case of need, against Russia.
LATE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
NATIONAL BANK ORGANIZED.
Cheyenne, Dec. 26. The First Na -
tional Bank of Cheyenne has been cr-
ganized with one hundred thousand
dollars capital A. R.
II. J. Bogers!
elected president, and
jVLEMPHIS. i2C 2S 1 irnom n aria.
ties, Jcffersoc street, was burned early
this morninr. The biiildintr. w..,!7!
The building, ward-
rolPR. Rcrnerv nb
was entirely des-
troyed, supposed acci
accidentaL Loss $10,-
Jack Daws, formerly Deputy Sheriff,
suicided last night by taking strych-
uo. jTuveny was me cause.
Ice is still running heavily; weather
THE BATTLE OF NUITS.
Bordeaux, Dec. 24. The official re
port of the h ttle of Nuits on the 18th,
shows that CVn. Ducrot was attacked
by 24,000 Fi -sian with a heavy force :
artillery.' Tbe French had only 10,-
000 men, "-ItQjifter- fighting manv
hoars, retreated a quarter of a mile
irom me wwn.--i.ne uermana lost
more than 500 killed and wounded,
among whom were Doke William of Ba-
den and several Colonels. The peasants
fought bravely by the side ofegular
troops. Beinforcements came up the
next morning, and the Germans retreat -
ed in such haste that the prisoners
teken the day before escaped. The
irench loss was 1,200 kUled and wound -
New York. Deo. 28. A special dis-
patch from Versailles Of the 22d inst.
shows that Paris yet retains her old
bniiiancy. 1 he necessary business of;
the day is conducted as gaily as usual
within her precincts, and cabs and om-1
nibr.SRes nlv th street, and hin mnn.
ters display their tempting array just
as iti luiuia LAxuco.
The sortie of a few days ago was a
effort, but it was completely ;
...... 1 .. "
repelled. It was bold in its coinpila
tion, but feeble in its execution. There
were 100,000 men engaged, besides gun
boats, and upward of 20 batteries, with-
out counting guns in earthworks. The
German losses were insignifioant.
THE DISORDERS AT LYONS.
LYONS, Dec. 20, VIA LONDON, Dec. 24. !
The occupation of Nuits by the ene- J
my caused a panic
here. MeetinCTS ;
wer field, 81 WlUCll
vera hu d it w-lnrh thn nmtnm mm a
;raniiit onrua a t a rnA mn ririida
v .1 .-. 1
W?? 80t"led, the National and ;
Mobde Guards appeared, and delega-
algations assemble, A .P-i. ,
gauons assemoieu. A procession oi ,
women in mourning passed through !
the streets. The Bed Republicans :
aud overpowered him, and, after a jury
trial, lie was condemned to death, W :
... m;. f. .. : M i
gathered in large numbers before the '
Hotel de Ville, and clamored forven-
geance. Gen. Conaud, commander of;
the National Guard, refused them ad-!
mission to the halT He w assaiW
and his sword broken, and, in self-:
nun ilia in aiiu, 1U ot li-
defence, discharged his revolver at the !
:t. n.- u v v-j - I
"""y" ' ur-'u !
ot a few minutes after receiving sen-
tence. The troops remained passive
during the disorders,
of Farnum's drug atore, Wil
peiit sons book store, and;- Ifyde s shoe
'tore Lose not ascertained. .
Meyers, photographer ; Melrose,
Habbisbubo, Va., Dec 25. A very .
destructive fire occurred here this .
morning, between four and five o'clock, i
which consumed a large number of the (
nriTlCinfll rtnninKfl hntllS in tOWm T hA t
j ; -
iuo uiiuiiuni in inuo omic, nuu
consumed the whole square before the ;
flames were subdued, including the j
National Bank and Semi-weekly j
Wall's liquor store, aud many' other
stores and dwellings were totally de- j
stroyed. Low, $100,000; insurance, j
PowauxEEPsns, Dec 27. A fire on
Mam street yesterday morning burned
the following stores: E. R. Pease. 1
. f, , .
00013 and shoes; tsenwartz, dry goods;
xjauiuctl' i-m i " ouu i
Iancv gls : arnum, drugs ; VVilson.
books; Hyde, shoes. On Gordon St.
the following persons were burned out:
Hyatt, umbrellas; also an t engraving
establishment. Contents were nearly
DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. FROM WASHINGTON.
Georgia senatorship. There are four i
applicants for the honor. Hill and Mil-!
!ler; elected in 1868, thev claim
that the legislature which elected them ;
was legally constitueed, the negroes not ;
beingexpellea until after their election, j
Rut te claim made against Hill and !
nr;n. i,t K- i,;k :
WAsmxorox, Dec 27.
Judiciarv Committee will meet on Sat- i
urday preceding the assembling of Con-
gress, to hear the arguments on the
in iii w i wtaao LAicaif rucicKuiia.iuv J V w aj-i ia
they were elected was from the first ii.
!,r i-i-.- i i- i .i
never having been administered, and
thara Koi'nn KTHShor nniihlAtntata it ;
HilL however, claims that in his case i
the votes cast for him were all legal, or j
so nearly so as to leave him still the J
majority requsite for an election, he j
receiving the Democratic vote. This
was not the case; besides Miller's disa-!
bilitiea had never been removed, for 1
TVhituluV ami Tnrrrw Tiiiml il i io n a I
elect, were chosen in 1869.
The claim ,
they were elected I
legally constituted I
legislature under the act of 1860, pass- j
ed by Congress in consequence of the ;
democratic usurpation. The British
Minister has, under instructions frim
home, already taken the initiatory steps
towards considering the fishery contro-
versy and arranging for a settlement of
the claims which will arise from the
mimn m vmiuIi Sir P.ln-ard
Thornton has acknowledged the sub-
stantial correctness of Mr. 1 ish s posi -
tion, as shown by the diplomatic corre-1
spondence just published, running from
relating to the fishery question.
The Canadian anthontes claim that
their refusal to issue licenses to for -
eign fishermen does not interfere with
American privileges under the treaty ol
1818, and that there are now no waters
embraced in the treaty under the con -
trol of the New Dominion. Fish takes
the opposite ground, and in illustration
points to that portion of the coast for-
merly known as Labrador, from Au
Sable to Magdalen Island. He also
points to the discrepancies in the posi-1
tion taken by the home provincial an-;
thonties, one being mat tne Canadian
line is three miles from the shore, while
fc it i three miles from an
imnnaI7 Une drawn a-ross the mouth
f thriTers and bay8.
Thornton ox)ncurred in the general
correctness of Fish's position, and that
it will make an adjustment of all points
comparatively easy. It is well under
stood by the British Minister that the
regulations made by Canada are lllib
era! and illad vised, and the manner of
tneir execution suows an uuuicuui y
Summary of Congressional Proceedings.
Senate then resumed the consideration of the
r?hnion for the appointment of a eommis-
journed to .T.nnrv4;b.
- oaatk. Dec Zlst -Humner obtained learn
i to make a personal explanation in reference
1 1 ? r,il'' whkh PPred in the Washington
' YHSir. ,TohfJ .IJST
endoavorinc to effect a reconciliation between i
them: bat that the efforts had sieaallv failed.
the President declaring that Bonnier had
unworthy and difihonest motives to him (the
Prei-Meut) and that he would, if it were not
i j , - t "
' eonallr re,nonAi!lA for thaaft nttfwancMn. Mr
f,,'lraair o far a he wa concerned
hexe was no trnth in the arucle; that he had
never, eilher in public or in priyate, spoken
harshly of the President or imputed unworthy
luuuvos u mm, ana ne sppeaieu
and members of the Cabinet to witneae the
truth of what he said. Several bills were in-
troducod, amonc which was one increasing the
aDd another, increasing the salaries of heade '
of execnUre departmente to 12,000, of the!
Justices to lO.frTO, of the Circuit Judges to i
$7,500, of District Judges, the Judges of the !
Court of Claims and of the Supreme Court of !
the Distri-t of Columbia f 6.000 The House
bill amending the law refrulatine the clmasiflci-!
tion of mimr was taken up and- paroed. The
lon Si rePort 018 proposed annexation of
aomehaTtluor .auTst the
ad waa followed bv Morton in ita favor. Tbe
former sharply criticised the course of the
Predent on this matter, and Morton as warm -
1e'endel The remainder of the session
morning the resolution waa passed by a vote
' 31 ayes and 9 nays. The Senate then ad-
ionrned after a mostexciUng eeion.
w7re of ge toSSSS
uons were presented from working men of i
New York asking for the emigration by corpo- j
rations of the landless population of the East, !
and the richi to nnrchaM lands from thai
Creek Indians, on which thev can settle. 160
I1 i.V " ".T- mcraonai was preaentea
meats to iha rnnstitnrinn ..tin,, ih.
enactment of certain laws enaranteeine that
"Rat to the women of the United States
T08 Tot" on amnesty biU wae, after some
"-5 ST. T." "ntST
of Ecclenton arainst Strader. was disnneed nf
by resolution declaring Eggleton not enti-
" the eeat.-The death of Commiesioner '
KmviiiA idMrmMDiiht r. iM d.j
District of Iowa, was announced, and anDro-
priate eulogies spokon. Adjourned.
Senate, Dec. 22. The credentials of T. J.
Jowett, appointed by the Governor of Missou
ri to fill the temporary vacancy caused by
Drake's resignation, were presented bv Schurz.
and Jewett was sworn in. A short executive
session waa held, after which tbe Honse bill i
for the rel.ef of certain citizens of Virginia
from political disabilities was oonsidored for a
time, when it was laid aside, and the death ef
non- " m- pmytne, oi lowa, was announcea
Y'""""'".' i-muuiuirai. iUo
Senate then adjourned until January 4th. I
the Whole for general debate on the Presi-
oent s mewage. Jones, of Kentucky, spoke 1
tiore i ne tiouse went mto Committee of
The Financial Condition of France at
Begluning of the Present Contest.
. "t. & v- 7
h r"' Frenfh. mull8t1r? j &a
1 ance to make up their annual budgets
T tb '"nanr . of Uppuicott'sMaaine.
. The Pseat condition of the French
?nances 4-e Lmpire has been
, , , , . ... . ,
If8 nly toown tban that of al-
mofct any other of the statesof Europe.
It hn K., ,.i.; f '
in such a way as to prevent alike their
own people and the world outside from
clearly knowing the extent and increase
mniehting on the evidence of exces
tarely !?ve expenditure for military purposes
thns presented before them, and also
"P?n be regular! ty of tie national de
one "clt-final& thelatter what ; would
the .ultimate result of it all. the
r minister of finance shrugged his
wiouluers with the significance which
imt'uuu journals Degan aiscussing wnai
course the . Bank of France, in view of
present and prospective French re
First verses, would adopt for the protection
of the two hundred million dollars of
bullion reported as in its vaults, the
writer found that there was a general
feeling of disbelief among London and
German bankers that any such vast
the national liabilities. The disi
trust which such a course of procedure
has naturallv left noon the Enronean
public mind was well illustrated dur-
1112 the past summer bv the circum-
ctaniu lmt vUn tViu Tnnliak an fVn
' . ml
u. vnv " n-1 ilu uudu uu wu-
sum had ever been actually in the
bank s possession.
But make such allowance as ia neces-
. . . .
sary for our lack of accurate lnforma-
hod respecung us x rencn nuances, anu
allow further, as we must, that France
has greatly increased . her wealth, her
commerce and her productiveness un
der the second Empire, it is yet certain
that, in view of her annual large treas-
ury deficit, the evil day of financial, if j
sot of civil disaster, to the nation
could not have been indefinitely post
poned, In the spring of 1867, John
Bright found himself aide by side with
M' Fould at onc f Bplndid mii"
rcvl.ew8 Pen by the Emperor in
honor of the opening of the great Ex
rtosition : and when the former, after I
. . . .
only J: rcnehman is capable oi giving
to this gesture, and mthilv reDlied.
I he end is only a question
The Mason and Hamlin Cabinet Organs.
The Mason and Hamlin Cabinet Organs.-Ten Thousand Organs a Year.
in knowing what the fluid contains.
The Journal of Microscopy Mys ' i
The Mason and Hamlin Organ Company
hare recently purchased two acres of land in
Camhridpcport, and erected another factory
for the makine of their various styles of or-
Boston, passes lust in the rear of their Cam-
bridRCport lot, and will lay down all the ma
terials need in their business at their door,
and so obviate the expense of cartage.
J&Xg&S Mnor?Sbtot CaL tSaS
any other manufacturer in the world, and ,
more than double the number produced by i
any other manufacturer in this country. But
innwed facilities which their new factory j
will afford them, they can turn out two i
hundred instruments everv week, or more 1
e illM)n md Hamlin organs have increae-!
ed in excellence as rapidly as in numbers. j
Each vear seme marked improvement has
Lined to make better what wae at first very I
pooi mta now eee organs have a most en-!
viable reputation in Europe not less than in
America, and are in large demand there ap
B ""Je'f, dTJ
S t1" toSenfs
.. . , . - u : a
whicU expertl, pronounce verv important, and ,
which will undoubtedly add largely to tbe value !
and dcarablenew of these favorite instru
mcn-Pcry NKurdag. ,
FebsonswIio prefer oysters cooked ,
in their own liquor may be interested
- upen an oysier, relain ine liquor in
the lower or deep shell, and, if viewed
throBh a microscope, it will be found
to contain multitudes ox sniau oysters,
covered with shells and swimming
nimbly about-one hundred and twen -
ty of which extend but one inch. Be-
sides these yonng oysters, the liquor
contains a variety of animalcuhe and
myriads of three distinct species of
worms. Sometimes their light re-
presents a bluish star about the center
of the shell, which will be beautifully
luminous in a uara room.
Summary of Late News.
York celebrated the landing "of the Pil
ot prima by a dinner at Delmonico's, on
,attle of .t.V9?urSr; T "lcd
luesrlay night n the Academy of Mus
- ic. There was a large at tendance of
Tax weather is intensely cold at
The most satisfactory observations
have been taken of the sun's eclipse in
The French of San Francisco heve
raised $23,000 in coin for the patriotic
I'.iuu- 1L KJllA .UXOlullta b, L. L-Q.
. ,The wher in W yoming and New
Mexico has been extremely cold, the
thermometer being reported at 26 deg.
A iiotheb and two children were run
nvpr And t i H,l hv a trflivi nn tJi Tnw
Roil.l 't Tndnr. n;,o.
wlu AUUla.T morning.
Eotrermel's great painting, "The
Thb rxew England Societv of New
the evening of the 23d. Many
gained men were present
rr . . . . lt
HS annual meeting ot the Xew Tork
Colonization Society was held Tuesday
afternoon. The reiort showed that the
' was re-elected I resident,
A COLD snsp seems to have succeeded
the snow storm of Mondav all thrnno-h
he Northwest At Sterling, HI., 3Iad-
n, Wis., and several other points,
the thermometer was down to zero on
The election in the First Senatorial
instnci oi l ennsviTama resulted in a
majority of 1,343 for Deeherb, the
Democratic candidate. In October the
Republicans had over 1,000 majority in
the same district. The vote was light.
Thb steamers B.'E. Lee and Potomac
collided opposite Natchez, on the 22d.
Both were badly damaged. The Lee's
PUJ J "' e.re 8e
in mnistfeet of water. ThA Fnttmiu
1 a 1 l I 1 .
for repairs. No lives
Judge Giles, of Maryland, on Thurs
day, in the United States District
Conrt, sentenced Ludwig Moses, for
merly a letter-carrier of Baltimore city,
to twelve months imprisonment for
opening a letter which ne had for de
livery to another person.
At Greeley, Colorado, Tuesday, it
was reported that the coal mines at Car-
bon station, on the line of the Union
Pacific 1, were burning: that a
tnu-k han had to h bnill rminrl th
2 h&JiiLlr &
bum near the station, and that the
houses at the station had begun to sink
... ... .. . ,
The managers of the Atlantic Cable
Company now despair, it is said, of sun.
cessfully repairing the broken oceai
linee until next June, when the work
can again be prosecuted with a smooth
sea. The steamer Robert Lowe, how J
ever, is endeavoring to grapple
broken connections. Tha French i
, ZZzZ, Z r,Z Z
again overcrowded with telegrams
for Europe, and they are transmitted
with difficulty and very slowly.
Ch the summit of Mount Washington
December 22d, 7 p. m., the thermome
ter marked 4 . below zero, wind N.
W., velocity 71 miles per hour. The
northwest storm of last week took near
ly all the ice off the house, bnt it is be
ing rapidly covered again. Messrs.
Clough, Kimball and Woodridge visited
the Tipton House Thursday morning,
and found it nearly buried in snow.
They had no difficulty in getting npon
A cbowd of angry Crispins, now on a
general strike in New York city, as
sembled at Burt's store, Park Row,
Thursday, with the. avowed intention
of assault on the non-society men who
recently began work for Bust k Co.
An assault was committed on some men
Wednesday night. Thursday it was
found necessary to bring a large force
of police to see the men-safely home.
later report says that the Crispin
strikers finally compelled Mr. Brie&ly,
of the Park Row shoe manufactory, to
suspend operations and dismiss all non-
society men whom he had lately en-
A fibe occurred at Sycamore, Dekalb
countv, Illinois, on Sunday, which des
troyed property valued at over $100,
000. The principal losers are J. C.
Waterman, $60,000, insurance $10,000;
J. s. Waterman, 1 10,01X1, insurance
$12,000. These concerns were largely
engaged in the sale of dry goods and
clothing. Warren A Ell wood lose $9,
000; insured for that amount. There
were a number of smaller losses. - The
Insurance Companies lose about $35,
000. The fire is supposed to have
originated in the explosion of coal gas
in a store, throwing the fire on a'bed
which stood near.
Johs Bbiobt has resigned the Presi
dency of the Board of Trade.
A Fbench force 10,000 strong has been
defeated at Paisly and Fontenelle.
Kino William has signified his ac
ceptance of the title of Emperor of Ger
many. The damage done Thionville by the
bombardment is estimated at 10,000,000
Gebvant is suffering from scarcity of
coaL The working of many mines have
ed, the miners having been drafted
into the army.
TIfkpatches from Vienna state that
Turkj8n Dnjer immediate
like preparations are made,
general sortie is said to have been
maJe from Paris on the 20th. Gen.
and Gen. Ducrot fought a battle near
inpv tnnt ia Maisaon rsianciie. ne-
other man wa8 in ,ver dangerous con
I dition when last heard from. NourBe
braska, bring us information of a tem-
ble shooting affair which occurred
Tuesday on Horse Creek, twenty-five
mileB north o pjne Bluff station, in
which Wm. Parks and L. D. Eastwood
were killed and A. Betta dangerously
wounded. They were shot bv Huburt
jfonrse who was supposed to" be ins tne
t the and imagined them to be
IndiRn8, PRrks was shot through the
heal naA ingUntw Eastwood
t -ffcp win . The
va8 captnred, and is now in the hands
. officers of the ia XheMS anJ
other8 were employed as herders by
Creighton. An attempt was made
4 ;D nTn i
ain b v cnine with their
. " ;
It is said that Miss Kellogg intends
to organize a troupe, next year, for the
purpose of giving a season of English
opera, and representing some of the
beet Italian works that have not yet
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
The Scaautifio American saya corned 1
beef should ot be put into a pot until
, hid v airi iuun, nuu UUt taaCQ OU UUIll
, it is cold, unless yea want it dry as a :
i chip. k
It ia said that four parte of a yolk of
i eggs rubbed together with fire parte of f
glyoenne, form an excellent, oiatment ,
for cutaneous aflections, and will keep "
even if exposed to the air; lor years.
The American Agriculturist, while
admitting that good butter may' be , !
made, under favorable circumstances,
without washing, insists that where one
woman can make fair butter thus, nina
will learn to make excellent batter with
washing. Opinions differ. "
To Fbt Chickens. Dissect, salt and :
pepper them with cayenne, roll them in -
flour and fry them in lard. When the
whole is fried pour off the lard and put
in a quarter of a pound of butter, a
teacup of cream, a little white flour and
some parsley scalded and chopped fl
for the sauce. ...
Bcs.ns. Half a cup of butter, half a
cup of yeast, half a cup of stignr, one
enp of milk, flour enongh to make s
batter like griddie-caaes. I t this rise
till light, then add half a cup of sugar, -one
cup of currants or stoned raisins,
cinnamon or nutmeg to taste, a little'
more flour, let it rise again, put in a
third of a teaspoon! nl of soda, cut in
cakes, let them rise a third time, then
Harden the Necks of Your Teams.
Some horses have tender akin, and ,
the harness will eometimes gall them
cmelly, in defiance of all means to pre- '
vent it. But, many times, the true :
cause ia attributable to a bad collar.
bad harness, or to a good harness im-
properly fitted to the animal A yoke '
oi ootjiftn o not at tne oxen well
will often gall thein, and unfit them for .
labor, when if the3e things were as they
ought to be, they would work with iar
more ease, and their skin would not be
When a harness or yoke' of bows do
not fit properly, and their skin is liable .
to be ealled, bathe those parts befor
they are galled with cold water until '
the ontaide akin appears to be quite
soft, and then bathe those parts with a .'
strong decoction of white oak bark.
Let this be done every day, and the
skin will soon become much harder and ;
tougher than it usual v is. A little
care in preventing an ill is far better
than much labor and skill in curing it, -or
in endeavoring to obviate, its in- -jurions
effects. Working Farmer.
Yield of Corn.
Mr. J. G. Brown, of Henry countv,
Dl., in speaking of the yield of corn In
his vicinity this year, in comparison
with 1869 and 1868, says:
The quality of this season's crop is
generally superior, last season's inferi
or, and year before last fair. The aver
age of corn ia twenty per cent, greater
this year than last, and wheat forty per
A general report of a large crop of
corn is universally circulated by the
press; but our observations in geneal
the principal corn growing counties
this State, and through the central
part of Iowa, do not justify the report.
fair crop was found in Fulton county,
this State, and Jasper county, Iowa;
while the crop in other portions was
generally found to be greatly below as
average. The increase in acreage will
not make np the decrease in yield; and
believe the cry of " large crop " will
tuned to ' short crop " before an
other is grown.
Sugar Beets for Cows.
It was recently stated before an Agri-.
cultural Club that the cost of raising
the sugar beet is about eight cents per
bushel ; that the product of an acre
will feed twenty-five cows eight weeks. '
Four pounds of seed to the acre is re
quired, sown, as early as the soil can
prepared in May, in rows two-and-a-.
hall feet apart, and the plants eigh
teen inches apart in tbe row a. TW la
bor has been the great bugbear in the
root culture; but Mr. Lane says that
the principal labor is in the thinning ;
the horse cultivator will do thereat,
and should be used often, and adds,
that store hogs winter well upon these
The President of the club thought
beets were excellent for hogs and better,
still for cows. A bushel a day and one
ton of hay for the winter , are better
for a cow than two ton of hay without
the roots. They are as easily cultivated
com, if proper care be taken at the
outset. They are more profitable for
milch cow, than any other crop, un
less it be green corn in Angnst.
Chalk for Stock.
When an animal is found licking his.
fellow, it is proof that uneasiness is
present in the stomach, and the licking
his neighbor is a habit contrsHed
by instinct, with a view of removing
the unpleasantness. Unfortunately,
instinct is not at all times sufficient to
avoid dangerous practices, and if we
take for granted that the stomach is at
all times fully charged with acrid mat
ter, we shall without hesitation find a
remedy. It is only necessary to place
within their reach shallow troughs, in
which is kept a supply of common
chalk. If an animal has a superabund
ance of acrid secretion, it will most
certainly swallow some of the chalk,
which will as certainly neutralize the
excess of acrid. If an animal haa not
acrid in excess, and partakes of chalk,
will do no harm. It is often too late
administer remedies to young stock,
and the placing of chalk within their
reach cannot be made too early.
A corresponunt of Laws of Life, who
claims to have had extended experi
ence, is decidedly of opinion that ap
ples keep far better when pnt into close
boxes or barrels, and secluded as much
possible from the air. When thus
stored, he says, they will come out in
the spring full and plump as when tak
en from the trees. Many varieties, as
the Talman Sweet, Spitzenberg, and
those kinds that are not considered
as long keepers, and shrivel badly, wilj
do well treated this way. I have, he
continues, found universally that they
keep better to let them lie without
picking over. It is much better to
pile them into a large bin across the
cellar, say six or seven feet high and
four feet wide, and cover them np
tightly, than to lay them on shelves. I
once saw such a bin that a man had
kept through the winter. About the
1st of April he thought he could open
the windows on the side of the cellar
next the bin, to let in air, that they
might keep better. I was at his place
and he called my attention to the fact.
two windows just over the bin were
opened about ten days or two week?,
and the apples exactly opposite the
windows for about one-third rotted as
much as a foot in depth, and the re
maining part on either side were not
rotted at alL ,
Ix Ohio there haa been a war between
pork and whisky. The pork dealers at
Cincinnati needed all the money avail
able to move the pork crop ; there waa
none to lend the whisky dealers, and
hence the recent whisky failures in Cin
Apmibaii Robeso gives the most
magnificent dinners to be found in
Washington. He has imported a stew
ard who formerly purveyed the hash for
the English royal family.
RrssiA continues her war prepara
tions on an immense scale.