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[From the Atlantic for January.]
A FAMILY PORTRAIT, BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
g!ttMrt raa!e, I na -
- XMrtKiR KiiiMB, orsatDstliiiig lees:
Girlish bast, but wosnaai j air, - I . ,
Bmootli, squire forehead, with ttprolkj hair. '
t y- - ' - v m ra-swi, , (
Taper Anrers and slender wrist.
Hanging aleevea of stiff brocade '
Go tbey punted tbe little maid.
On bar hand a purr gtrta
Bite vtunoving and broods serene. '.
Bold up tbe canvas full in view j
Look 1 there's rat, the tight shines through, '
Dark with a oentarj't fringe of dost
Thstwas a Bod-Coat's raptt thrust ! ",
Bncta at the tale the lay old
Dorothy Is daughter's daughter told.
Wko the painter was none may Ml, ,
One whose beet was not over wen ;
Hard and dry, it most be confessed,
f Flat aa a rose that has long been pr fused ;
Yet in her cheek the hues are bright, ;
! Dainty colors of red and white;
' And in ber slender shape sre seen
; Bint and proauae of stately mien.
I not on her with eyes of
Dorothy Q. was a lady born !
Aye, since the galloping Normans came, '
England's annals nan known her name ;
aimjbji to tne wree-ciiiea reoet town
Dear is that ancient name's renown,
far man- a arte wreath tbey won '
Xbe yootbf ul sire and the gray-haired sob.
O Damsel Dnrort-r, Dorothy Q I ;
.Btrangefc the f it that I onto JMi
. BsTetodaaghterarsonniafbrijag, i
All my tenure of heart and hand,
" All my title to house and land; -,S
Jtother and" sister and ohild and wtfa, :
And Joy and sorrow and death and liie! ' '
What if a hundred years ago
1 '; Those rlssewbat Bps had answered Ko - - .,
, i - Wben forth tha tTtmJoos q centos oane, !
; i; That cost the maiden her Norman same, -.
And under the folds that look ao still " " -'
The bodioa swelled with fee boaonfs itoClT ,
siiw.j Should I be I, or would it be
One-tenih another, to nine-tenths mat
Soft la the breafli of a maiden's Ts ;
Tl-rtottpahghtgnassiiai sth-s with less; -
Dot neyer a oable that holds ao fast ' '
nnudbust, . ,
And neyer aa eoho of aoeeoh or maam
v That nyea in the bahhling air so tang 1 -,
There were toaesm tha sotee that whispered than
You may haac to-ejij iaa huMtlrod nice .
rt tut m4 Ww Ttnwm fafnt .nil fa 1
Tour Images hunt, and here we are,
oona ana sturmg in oeaa ana doom
Edward's and Dorothy's all their
A goodly rseord for ntos to saww :
Of a syllable spoken ao long ago !
Bhall I bless yon, Dorothy, or forgive"
For the little whisper that made me live?
B shall be a blowing, my little maid !
I will heal the stab of the Bed-Coat's blade.
And fresh? the gold of the tarnished frame,
And gfld with a rhyme yonr household name ;
Through a second youth of a hundred
BY FRANCIS HENSHAW BADEN.
. - It was Christmas morning. The bud
"was shining brightly -oa the new-fallen
snow-. It 'was just cold ettough to
freeze. The eleighbellB were ringing
merrily. The children were having s
gay. time, -ekting and ooaetang, and
playing tricks on passers-by. On de-
crepit old man was thrown down by
their tricks, and lay ao still they feared
r they had killed Jm. '
Another eye besides theirs witnessed
the Accident and iU cause. A young
girl - stood in the bay-window of the
mansion before which the old man had
fallen ; another instant, and she came
running down the marble steps, and,
,,"'. unmindful of her costly attire, the rich
silk: that fell in heavy folds aboat her
J;' form, she Bank down by the old man,
. exclaiming: ... . ..
'' " For shame, boys ! Oorae, Eugene,
') and help me raise him. Nay, he must
be carried. -Cro bring Brown here."
A moment or two after, Eugene re
turned, followed by a large, strong
looking man, who, in obedience to the
girl's command, raised and bore to the
house th inanimate form of the poor
1 old stranges.
- , " Gently, gently, brown 1 ', Place him
on the lounge, " she said. -
" Bestoratives were applied. Tenderly
he was eared for. And after a short
!,;.; lime, the kind girl's efforts were suo-
r eessfuL The old man opened his eyes,
nd looked inqttiriBgly into her face.
She explained the accident, and was
holding a glass of wine to his lips,
when a servant entered the room, bear
ing on- a silver waiter a card. She
looked at it and said : ...
t VlTel Mr. Granger X will be up verr
I- soon. Aak mamma to entertain nim.
' Fifteen minutes passed, and still she
ingered with the suffering man. He
was lame, and tha fall had occasioned
such severe pais to the afflicted limb,
. that he had fainted. It waa impossible
. for him to walk at all just then. -X
' A rustle of silken robes, and Mrs.
Cameron glided into the room, and
: stood looking with perfect amasement
on the scene oef ore her. Kneeling be
side tha lounge alternately bathing
the face and placing wine to the lips of
-t the miserable old man, was her daugh
er.r . ..." . ... - .
' "Florence! rwho? what is the mean
k t" ingof this?" she asked. -
..The gentle girl explained, and her
mother said: ...
. , "One of the servants could have at
tended to him. If he is able to be
moved now, you had better send word
to the proper authorities, and have
him carried to his home, or the alms
house." ".But, mamma, . we are the proper
ones to attend him. Eugene and his
'' companions are accountable for his suf-
- fering. - ;
. jj, 0ijj man said something in a low,
7 feeble voice, . and Florence's ear was
' . bent close to catch the words. .
- He will go home," he says. "Well,
you must wait a little longer, and I will
have the carriage "
."A carriage! H you please, Flor-
enoe, send Lrown to procure one, "Mrs.
; Gameronaid. As she tnrned to leave
the room, she continued, : ."Mr. Grainger
will feel nattered by your conduct."
" Send him here, mamma. I know
he will think I'm doing right."
A few moments more and Carl Grain
. ger came into the room. Florence's
sweet, bright face, that had been rais
; d to greet him, was suddenly clond
" ' ed. - She bbw that she had mistaken
her lover for, with an expression of
contempt, which he eould not, or oared
' not to hide, he looked on the suffering
man. - Seared had v Mr. Grainger
passed the compliments of the day,
. when again, the door opened and ano
ther young man entered. He was not
strikingly handsome, like the other,
" . but his waa the face of one that chil
. dren love to linger near, women eon
fide in, and men trust.
"Excuse me, but I have permission."
he said. "Mrs. Cameron told me yon
V were entertaining jour guests here. " .
- Turning to .greet Mr. Grainger, the
Jroung man , saw the sufferer on the
ounge. :.. i --
" Who have yon here f Are you hurt,
' Birt" he said, going np to the side of
s the old man and taking his hand.' . ;
Briefly Florence -told of his fall: and
''" 'the look of admiration, nay, almost ad
oration, which beamed in William Hart
ley's eyes aa they sought hers, ought to
have been the balm to entirely heal the
A ' wound caused by Carl Grainger's look.
But it was not, just then, for Florence
had thought more of the handsome Carl
f" than any of the other young men who
. visited the house. She was dreadfully
"' 'disappointed to know him so different
from Let thoughts. V -.r,,r
.The old man signified his desire to
go; and when Brown returned with a
: carriage, .William Hartlev, with almost
womanly gentleness, assisted him in,
and urged that he might accompany
him home. ' An , approving look from
tv Florenco, and he jumped in, closed the
: door, and ordered the driver to the
street and number directed.
. "God bless you 1 . You are a good
onuo.-. a eoixi never , lorget ttus day.
jrernaps i ll come to -.see you again
.V time," the .old man said, when
i .saving. ...... . - -.
ine same contemptuous expression
was again on Carl's face, and he paid
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VOL. V. NO. 19.;
3rC0NNELSYILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20,
WHOLE NO. -227.
'$ni distguiBhed acquisition
toass Cameron s list of acqimintanc-
A deep flush mantled her fair
but sne deiirned no werd i.f ronl v
Carl Grainger saw he had been indis
creet, to say the least, and endeavored,
by putting forth his most fascinating
powers, to cast away tha cloud that had
Carl's attempts were fruitless. nt
wrkon v,. u. j i .
wlrTw f - ' T V .
Hartley returned, the, to .his great
d passed, and Willinm i
chagrin, he saw a softer lirht do, in
withSnflfA W VJT,11164
witt i smiles that he had . failed to draw
frw o.-i - .
That night Carl Grainger, determined
Sh l rK not Vnn.
ibJafl . JLA?
Z17" k , T
Grainger is the only heir -of an old
uncle, who is fabulously richP said
Florence's father's ' disappointment
was as keen as his wife's, for ne felt his
foundation trembling, and knew before
1 -. , - . . . ,
long it must fall. And so it was; be -
fore another year had passed the stately
mansion was no longer nis. lie was ;
almost penniless. But he was a true, j
loving father, and would not barter his ;
child's heart for gold.
And so, when William Hartley won j
riorenoe, ne toot ner not irom a nome
otinxnry, at one as numble as his
own. Years roned by, bringing witu
v -. . - .
tnem joy and sorrow, until six Had
ET Z??8 6 ' 7 n6 wd,8
gathered, swift and dark, over Wil-
ham Hartley and his loved ones; and
so on Chnatmas morning, six years af-;
ter the one when the strange old man .
was helped by Florence, they were ab-
somtely destitute. .
1 wonder b?.R? become of that ,
old man I " said William, during the ;
day. L called a few days alter I took
him home, to inquire how he was
ting on, but he had gone from
place." ----- ' - -
M Do yon know, 'William, to that old
man's sufferings you are indebted for
your wife f That day I saw the differ
ence between yon and Carl Granger.
His heartleaanesS frightened me, and I
said Florence, while a beautiful flush
' ? -T ' v' ;.,Trj-'
w-hile. beauUful flush
ST'tZl 'S,7 &
of a few momenta be-
spread over her
foreV f. : . - . . ' .
" Yon fled to poverty, toil suffering.
Ohl my darling, I hoped to have shel -
tered you from such.
r -l Hea from worse.
t - 11 "It A. f .H
up 1 stii wiu yet oe weu. - x aia nox leu
I Ud not tell
.1 1 a",- -r . -r r 1
you, the4ast tune 1 was ont I saw Cavl
is living now entirely on his expect
"Mammal mamma! Kriss Swin
gle's coming ! See ! See I Hurrah ! Old
Kriss liked to have forgotten us, I
guess 1" cried little Willie, shouting
and clapping bis hands.
Florence arose to look out, when a
knock sounded en the door; opening
which, 6he beheld standing before her
the old man of whom she had just been
"(Jomernl X am glad to see you!
Where have you been this long timet
And how did yon find ns ? " Florence
asked, taking his hand and drawing
"I found very easily what' I
never lost Fve thought of vou often.
but chose to come to-day. It is a good
time to come," answered the old man.
"Come! sit down here," said Wil
liam, getting up and offering his own
" Wait a bit If I set down, I don't
want to get np soon. ' Better know first
how long I can stay," answered the old
"As long as you like. We are
very poor, but if you want a home with
us, we will not send yon forth. Bit
down," answered William. '
-"The same! unchanged! murmured
"What shall we call yont
.Florence. . : - v- . . -. . .
" Kriss Kringle ! The children call
ed me so. Let them continue. And
you may say Uncle, if you prefer," he
said. . s -
A comical expression was on his face,
smiles continued to play about his thin
lips, and he seemed very happy. -
When Florence went out to prepare
tha frncal dinner, the old man called
the children, and listened to their lisp
ing voices. William was watching, very
much amused, when the old man's words
were whispered, and little Willie, seem
ing to understand, lowered his tone, and
the heads of the old and the young were
close together, at some mysterious plot
Ihe father s amusement was changed
to the greater amazement, when, soon
after Florence tame baekWillie ran
up, exclaiming t """
. Christmas gift for mamma, and pap
pa -tool Kriss Kringle sent - them to
It was only v little roll of paper,
Opening which, : ther found, told in
words never plainer. " No more cover-
ty ! no more toiling t" Many thousands
ol dollars they held in their bands.
They could not speak at first But;
after a while, when they poured forth
their thanKS, Jsnsa iLnngle said:
"Your home is mine! yon and yours
are mine ! All I have is for you t Ton
won it six years ago, both of you. And
that day you had another friend with
you. I knew him by name before ; I
learned his nature then. I heard his
remark when I waa going out. Ha ! ha !
He lost something then, didn't he?
Eh?" :. -v- - ;
- Florence and William thought the
old man was very shrewd to have read
the hearts or u, that ennstmas-day.
But he meant no what they thought,
They knew it m after years.
"Go, make our children happy P he
urgetL '"And, my good child, take
this," handing her more money, ''and
make the poor old folks you meet, and
the little children who are looking
longingly in at the gay windows, make
them happy too." - " -
Oh, what joyous Christmas it was !
For five years the old man dwelt with
them, and then he sank calmly to sleep,
loving hearts and gentle hands soothing
I him. .
And then, from a lawyer of high
standing, came the startling lnlorma -
tion that William Hartley and Florence
were the only heirs to all the immense
wealth ot mark Crrainger. - Ihen, too,
it waa. they knew that Carl's heartless -
ness and rude, - unkind speech - had
wrecked all his prospects of ever pos -
sessing his uncle's wealth. He knew
11, 100, wnen vne news reached Mm. in
the will there was but one request :
"Make the old folka and the children
1 11 .'J. Tl f 11 l 1 .
nappy, u was.- iucj suuuw sub uiu
ding. - ijvery c-ansimaa-day buds them
doing tbe wont tbey love ao well.
Thb force now under Chauzey'a com
mand is reported to be 200,000 strong,
and ready for action. -
Particulars of the Assassination of
-PO-ible'to say; but
fountain-head for news, I hastened
at tsjf.past 7 0ock, and entered a 1
carriage and drove rapidly in the short-1
Lgjy from to tte War
offic& Tlie Btreete wero deserted at
the At int vhere the CaU)
del Xared debouches info the Alcalla,
the broadest Btreet in dty through
a narrow passage, two hired" cabs were
obstructed the way. This
. i 'iv.i
; The New York Herald's special cor
reeponflent ftt Madrid writes the 20th
of December in regard to the assassin-
ation of Prim: .
"I was at the opera when the hews
reached us. The curtain fell on
first act, when, as the audience
strolled through the lobbies, a Govern- :
lueui, nitwsengcr rusnea in witn nasie
inquiring for Prim. Instantly, as if
b', the erv wmt forth i'l, OTOr
"J.tue .Z? wfv Iorul wl,0Te.r
i iim iirinua - s-' ri m n o a rtiion r r rT i
the house. 'Prim has been shot!
'Pria haT been assassinated !' How
newg WM nttered how
with electric rapidity, it nan over the
pit bove. i' ,d the aa.
uves, lnere was a crowd of camaees
at the entrance of the ornamented
cntmnds (mrronnelinir thn daIam of vear
A throng of idlers were obstructing the
sidewalks and ways, in spite of the
thick snow. As I went up the wide
OWIIWVT. lilt) KUHCU, WUIUU XlIKl Oeeu
in8tantlr doubled, sorrowfully pointed
OIlt the Veddish blotches on thl balus-
trade. 'The General's blood,' he whis-
pered. The General's Adjutant gave
me the first correct story. He witness-
cd the scene, having occupied a front
of -. ia M fnl1nwR. Tm anA
ei in ice carriage, ms own version
va 1 ""' aas iuiiuh n - a i nil nun
two as usual, left the Cortes at the
-o ot thedebate in the evening
Wfm1 nnH hntT.int
would scarcely attract notice : but Lieut,
Mayo, my informant, dropped the glass
in the door nearest him and looked out
just in time ti see two men, who were
fsarrying guns under their long Andalu
sian cloaks, advancing from the shadow
of the cabs. He had barely time to
cry out Stop, General 1 They are going
to nrer wnen tne muzzles ol tne blun
derDusses were dashed into the car-
ri thro h ft on
tad, shivering the glass to atom and
,uAnnta . wv .t
derbusses were dashed into the
the oceupante in the back seat, who
mugt ha distingHishable in
dalln next ent the
nUa .,1 , j u 11
n i' Ai i. a a x.
ciixa, miierc tut y uuuuwu two noises
tnXwere there tied to trees, and in an
instant were safe from pursuit because
a.yj uva. tv uQs tBUVt. iu au
of th mow find dftr-r,a Tl, .oAr,.
rrton AcUoA the hrmca fera.Wl orroct
a number of cabs, upsetting one, and
drove in ho V haste to the War Office,
where the wounded men alighted.
Prim simply remarked to the sentinel :
' I am wounded, but not much.' n
Emigration of Seeds.
haveilui" origin iney oasappearea aiw-
Those who have traveled in Western
Kansas late in summer cannot have
failed to observe the hundreds and
hundreds of acres of sunflowers, wav
ing "fields of cloth of gold," as far as
the eye can reach. As one went west-
ward, ther mew more and more scarce.
A 1 11 41 ..11.
gether. Now it is a singular fact, which
might bother Professor Huxley, that,
with the rapid advance of the rail
way during the last summer, tha
sunflower went ..with it, pari pas
su. As the soil was turned up to
light and moisture the width of the
track, the sunflower, whose seed is too
n?a.v7 to MfmTJ me Wlnavs ana
which man docs not convey, as he may
iuvu nmii uwva uw ijuvcrj, oq 110 XAitl
grain or grass seed for use, sprung up
inevitably for hundreds of miles beyond
the point where heretofore it ceased to
grow. The same fact if true of grass
and of grain. The soil that, for count
less ages, had produced nothing but
extinctive grass and limited flora
seed of other vegetation which chance
had brought it, and the fresh-turned
earth along the railroad track suddenly
clothed itself, . for the first time
since the Rocky Mountains burst up
from the bowels of the earth, with a
new verdure. Such facts, of course
could not pass unnoticed, and they led
to fresh theories and observations.
There are old settlers and we believe
that Mr. Elliott is among them who
hold that : the progress of settlement
westward in western - Kansas has
been marked by cognate phe
nomena, which had - hitherto - at
tracted little attention. .- Not only have
the cultivated grasses and other vege
tation encroached upon the " Desert "
and changed its character, - but with
this change also, it is asserted, has
come one of climate. The rainy re
gion has kept pace with the altered
condition of the soiL We doubt wheth
er time enough and observation enongh
have yet been given to establish this
"fact absolutely, but there is nothing a
vriori incredible or unreasonable about
it. The influence of forests upon cli
mate is as well established as any other
Motley's Lady Friend.
It was mentioned a few days ago that
Mr. Motley, recently American Minis
ter at London, was about to take up
his residence in cne of the royal pal
aces of the Hague, by invitation of the
Queen of Holland. The royal lady
took great interest in the historical re
searches of Mr. Motley preparatory to
writing his great works, " The Bise of
the Dutch Bepublio," and - " The Uni
ted' Netherlands,'1 which were prosecu
ted chiefly at the Hague. The Queen
of Holland is the most accomplished
t jy in Europe. She is the
daughter of ths old King of Wur
1 tmlro- Hpv tWW . f
j the Emperor Nicholas. The Queen, a
fond devoted daughter, is accusr
tomed to spend from two to three
months with her mother every summer.
The King, her husband, who is famous
for his gayeties, meantime recreates
himself at Wiesbaden, Hamburg, and
other places of fashionable resort. The
Queen, on her return to the Hague,
gives an audience to the several foreign
ministers, and she makes it a point to
address each one of them
in his own
Last Saturday afternoon, at Browns-
town, Jefferson county, Kentucky, some
1 men and boys filled a hollow anvil with
I powder and placed another anvil upon
1 it, that the explosion might be loud.
I When the explosion occurred, one piece
: of the anvil strucK a negro in the breast,
trilling him instantly. A boy in the
j party was slightly injured at the same
The six leading news companies of
this cauntry do a business, in selling
newspapers and monthly magazines, of
! over eight millions of dollars per an
A Determination to be Swindled.
From the Hartford Times.
In regard to the counterfeit money
packages nothing is done, except to de
had liver them to the party addressed. As
they never contain anything except
sawdust, nothing can be done with the
party sending or receiving them. Both
are swindlers, but the man who has
ient his money to be exchanged for
counterfeit cannot complain of the man
:J.ia ut.. h; ..r..( tUnt
to the advertisements of concerns offer
first lnrge inducements for small invest
the ments. The watches always come in
nea packages, tied with red tape, and
Adams & Co.'s Express carry a large
number of the boerus watch and conn-
terfeit money packages which are sent
to those who are fools enough to reply
iucj ate iuar&ea 001-
lect on delivery, ?3.50. In every case
the Express Company warns the recin-
ients that the wawh in the packace is
ZZtTtKlTZ.: ZSTL V?1?:
asij lx uuaiu siij.r3 w ii a mi' ax u rra nu
yalueless, and advises the party not to
take the package. In some cases thev
416 successful in stopping the fraud, but
in the majority of cases the partv is im-
belief jthat the watch
is genuine, aa advertised.
The other day a party of father,
mother, and daughter appeared at the
office and inquired for such a package.
It was handed to the daughter, who
had sent for it. the clerk at the same
time advising her to send it back. The
father was of the same opinion, but the
mother "voted" with the daughter.
and advised her to take the package.
" I'1" v.uuauuuucucu .lie UlUl-
die. Inside lay a httle brass toy watcb,
three or four inches of brass chain
and IantT ke7 attached. The tears
rushed into the eyes of the daughter,
and that mother's indignation knew no
bounds. Silently gnlhering np the
w, uo gir lunira ay,
R is not likely she wiH invest in an-
Buch cases occur almost every
criminatine himself, and so the honnds
criminating himself, and so the hounds
escape the penalty of the law.
A Chicago Romance.
From the Chicago Republican.
There have been written, perhaps, a
thousand romances relative to the find
ing of children by their tender parents.
made happy in a double sense he has
vmwutw vuumuu m ixi a u t liu lino UWU
"p T' r .7
disyerei a father monrned as of the
through seventeen long years, and
the father aforesaid has discovered in
,',vJT1, nD?St0nJ Uto I tbe
Nineteenth ElinoiB volunteers, and now
?f Cns,tom S? three
inches and two hundred and twenty
pounds avoirdupois inheritor of his
name and fortune.
Nearly twenty years gone by, Har-
. A f .a "4
Mlb J . le" ? snores 01
ureen island, to seen lame and for
ln the broad
territories of the New
World. Off the foggy coast of New
Foundland, the vessel in which he
sailed encountered a storm, and was
wrecked, nearly all on board perishing.
Harrington was among the survivors,
and settled down in the country on the
shores jpf which he was cast away. The
emigrant had left in his own land a
young wife and several small children.
They left Ireland for America a few
months later than the husband and
father. Thev expected to find their nat
ural protector in New York, but were bit
terly doomed to disappointment After
wasting tome weeks in unavailing wait
ing and hoping, Mrs. Harrington and
her family sensibly followed the " star
of empire" settling down in this
State and" eventually in this city. The
children grew up to maturity, the
mother was laid to rest, and the exis
tence of the father was almost forgot
ten. Capt Jack was always a stirring
boy, and when the war broke out, he
shouldered a musket with the brave
Nineteenth, and won his Captain's
" bars" on many a field of fame. When
peace was proclaimed, he returned to
civil life and waa patronized by Uncle
Sam. ihree days ago he received a
letter. He opened, read, and stood
transfixed ! It was from his father.
The old man had heard of his family
through some Chicagoan who had vis
ited the land of codfish, and he lost no
time in renewing his acquaintance with
those so dear to him by nature. He
had written to Ireland, had heard the
m , . , .1 1 1 . - A -
family had left there for America
traced them to New York, and lost
sight of them for many weary years.
He concluded they were dead, and en
deavored in peaceful toil to drown his
grief. In those years of industry he
had managed to accumulate quite a
competence, and remained true to his
love. He invites the presence of his
son, and in a few weeks Cap. Jack will
shape his course to that island
Where Bailors gang to fish for ood."
Amid the danse fogs 'of that latitude
those so strangely sundered shall be
united, and the curtain of peace shall
A iiADT, at Hartford, of infirm health,
has been in the habit of getting her
coachman to attend to her business af
fairs. Some time ago he was given
some $20,000 to invest in United States
bonds, but instead of purchasing them
he kept the money himself, paying the
interest as fast as the time came
around. Last fall the lady wished to
purchase an estate in Florida where
she might spend tne winter, and ac
cordingly the coachman was furnished
with funds to theamount of $3,000, and
... ... . .
he started southward. In a few weeks
he returned and announced that he had
purchased a suitable residence for her,
showing what purported to be the ne
cessary papers. He assisted in boxing
the furniture, but before this was com
pleted he disappeared. This led to an
investigation, which revealed bis ex
tensive swindling operations, and steps
were taken which at last led to his ap
prehension. Senseless Superstition. In Eng
land recently, the corpse of a "drowned'
man having "been brought to land, a
woman brought to the spot her son,
afflicted with wens upon the neck. She
obtained of the Coroner permission
ihat the boy should draw his hand
seven times across the neck of the de
ceased. This, if foolish, was at least
harmless. Another recent instance of
folly with disastrous results is record
ed. A man having died of typhoid
fever, a boy afllicted with weus was
brought to the side of the body, and
the dead hand was placed upon his
neck. He took the disease in
consequence, and the malady was
communicated to the family and spread
through the whole neighborhood. Ihe
disease was of a violent type, and many
deaths followed. Such things, in the
nineteenth century, seem incredible,
but this occurrence is vouched for and
no doubt took place. Perhaps, after
all, it is not much more senseless than
many customs which still obtain, even
in our own midst. Not being attended
with disastrous consequences, we do
not hear of, or note them. But the
folly is no less absurd. The supersti
tion which perpetuates the idolatry of
the pagan ages defies education and
The Legend of Kyffhauser.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
It is amusing sometimes to see how
fiction mixes itself up with history,
and how the legends of remote ages
may be made to play an active part in
the events of the present day. This is
the case with the legend of Frederick
the First, Emperor of Germany, sur
named " Barbarossa," or Bed Beard.
This most famous of all the Emperors
of midiajval Germany, having become
involved in a serious quarrel with the
Church, sought to avert its anathemas
and Conciliate its favor by joining in
the third crusade against the Turks for
the expulsion of those followers of
"Mahomed and Termagaunt" from
Asia Minor and the Holy Land. But
his fortune was not commensurate with
his zeal, fax in bathing in the icy wa
ters of the river Cydnua he was drown
ed (10th June, 1190), a fate which
Alexander the Great had very narrowly
escaped from, in the same stream. 1500
In those days, good Germans, when
tbey died, did not go to rans, but such
a fate was kept in reserve for Frederick
"t i,- . j
Barbarossai for he was transported
bodily to the Mountain of Kynhanser,
in Thuringia, in a state of semi-con-1
sciousness, and " in his habit as he
lived," by whom is not exactly known.
W mhahlw hy tb til,w
but most probably by the tutelary
gols of Germany. One Bide of the
mountain wrs opened by the samemys-
fiiT-i i i.i a k.nfla aiii s Csilnvatlv I.ivm
apartment was excavated, wherein te
I . liu uau.. 'J. mm w.w.nu.v . . .
IIWUUUU waw, UCUWIIKU cvmmuoo
tale, with bis attendants, and a page.
who plays an important part in the af
fair. There, seated before a stone ta
ble, nodding drowsily in a Chair, the
drowned Emperor was condemned to
nod and Wink and ' dream until the
krtan. hA 1,;H
crows, which by thousands had built
their nests in the - old ruined
tower on the top of the moun
tain, should disappear. But it
was at the same time decreed that they
should not do so until all discord had
ceased in Germany; and when that re
markable state of things should come
about, no matter from what cause, then
the Emperor, weary With long sleeping
and waiting, should Come forth from
his cavernous prison, and hire a peas
ant to carry his sword and shield be
fore hinti with tha View of terrifvincr
all those whd fancied they had better
blood in them than the peasant had.
In this manner the Emperor was td go
forth and reclaim his empire. Once,
at the expiration of each century, he
was allowed to wake np and send his
page up to the tower to see if the crows
had left it; and this favor he has hith
erto carefully availed himself of. Six
times has the page done his
errand, only to ' return with the
answer, "the crows . . are still
there," and six times has the disap
pointed monarch fallen asleep for an
other hundred years. But, on the 15th
of July last, he was awakened in an
unusual manner, and he sent his page
up to the tower in haste, to look after
the crows. . What then was his delight
wnen tna pago. returned wiui tne ua-
ings that the crows were preparing, to
leave, as war had been declared 'by
France, aud all discord had ceased in
Germany, because the nation was unit
ed under one flag to repel the invader 1
Yes, the hour of awakening had come,
and the spirit of Barbarossa stepped
forth to animate the new Emperor (that
is to be), not ha one peasant bnt by
every man in the land no one, not even
duke or count, considering his blood
any better than that of a peasant in the
cause of the Fatherland t
Such is the wild, yet beautiful, le
gend which has suddenly resumed its
Dopularitv in the German heart, aa sio
type of this oneness of will, and the
circumstance of his waking up the mo
ment his beard had grown so long that
it. faBnnhAfl sbA trrcmrA AA frwmrtnlinfi.1 of
that will haT-inir taVf.fi root In Herman
of interpreting the legend: one, which
may be called Bismarck's; the other,
ti . rr'i t, xi .. .1 x
the Bed Bearded Emperor will unite all
Germany beneath his sway, after the
manner of feudal times, and repress
1 1 .I..... I 1 nn n.' nn MAilitm
revolutionary tendencies of modem
times. The Heine theory is that he
will, on the contrary, cause these ten
dencies to germinate and expand, and
that this is what is intended by the le
gend, when it says that the Emperor
shall hang his sword and shield on a
withered tree, which tree, shall there
upon begin to blossom. This last view
is the most popular.
Thzx have in Indiana a spring with a
pool sixty feet wide, in which no sound
ings can be found at the depth of 400
feet The stream from it turns a grist
That is a mean man they tell of Fort
land, who makes a practice of dropping
into a store every morning, reading bis
friend's paper, pocketing it and giving
it to another friend, who pays him half
the subscription price for the privilege
of reading " his" paper.
It will be remembered that the ex
Empress Eugenie's retreat from France
was made in the yacht of Sir John
Montague Burgoyne. His wife has
lately received from the ex-imperial
Eassenger a handsome locket, in which
er portrait is to be enclosed.
" Why don't you wear your ring, my
dear t" said a father in a ball-room to
his daughter. " Because, papa, it hurts
me when any one squeezes my hand."
" What business have you to have your
have squeezed ?" " Certainly none ; but
8 till, you know, papa, that one would
like to keep it in a squeezable order.'
A boy was sent by his mother to saw
some stove-wood out of railroad ties
Going outdoors shortly after she found
the youth sitting on the saw-horse with
head down. I he mother asked ber hope
ful son why he was cast down, and why
he didn't keep at his work, ihe boy
replied: ''My dear mother, I find it hard,
very hard, to sever old ties."
ODoxovan Bossa and other Fenians
were released from Chatham on the 6th.
They proceeded to Liverpool to leave
the country. I he .British trovernment,
it is said, pays, their expenses to the
United States. They sailed for New
York on the 7th, in the steamer Cuba.
When the steamer reached Queenstown
a committee visited the prisoners and
gave them an outfit and twenty pounds
each. The men seemed to be satisfied
with their treatment by the Govern
ment The people of Queenstown gave
them a serenade before they Bailed.
Their pardon is not complete. So long
as they remain within British domini
ons, they are subject to the full penal
ties of the law under whiah they were
sentenced. Halpin ' still reiuses to ac-
i ceptconditional pardon.
A large number of invalids from the
east are spending the winter in Cali
fornia, attracted by the delightful Li
mate of its more southern counties.
Summary of Congressional Proceedings.
i of Ways and Means, caused by Schenck a ran-
lrntinn Some Hme wu .mflnt in Him.urinT I
Senate, Jan. 4th. Anions; the bills intro
duced wan one to enable honorably discharged
soldiers and sailors, their widows and orphans
and children to acqiiire homesteads on tha
public lands of the United States. The bill
was parsed amendatory of the fanding act of
the last sesfion, authorizing aa increase of
the ismie of fi'e per eont. bonds from 8200,
000.000 to $500,000,000, and making the inter
est on the same payable quarterly. Sumner's
resolution calling fur information on San Do
mingo marten was adopted without objection.
Soma discussion waa bad on the bill for tbe
relief of Congressmen from importunity in I
regara 10 omciai ajipoimmonts, but it went ,
over without a vote After eome further busi-
ness of secondary importusi tbs Sonata ad
journed. Hootie. Among tbe bins offered was one to
extend the bene tits of tbe homestead policy
to disabled soldiers and sailors, and to widows
and orphans and dfpendeiitrelations of those I
wnomea in tne eery ice or r netr country.
Wood offered a resolution calling upon "the
President for all correspondence, papers, etc.,
relating to San Domingo. This created some
discussion pending which the House adjourned.
SEnan. Jan. 5th. Several bills were intro-
' ducod and referred, among which waa ooe for
1 the appointment of inxpectors in the Indian
I service. It directs the President to nominate
to the Senate six inspectors of Indian affairs,
mho """ .direct; of the Interior Depart-
mem, ana at a salary oi 4,wxi per annum,
, to yieit tbe Indian tribe, an inspect their
sanitary, industrial aud edncational condition,
A bill was passed providing that hereafter
00 t,x " 08 imposed or collected wpon any
tthdifnntable sun added to tha contingent
taDi . uranco company, nor on un-
earnea premiums rewnved tor ruts assumed.
A resolution was adopted Oalung for the eor
respondence between the SiatO Department
and Minister Motley, relating to bis duties and
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tlm .l.lcrtniotlntl of h a riwollinD- bnnna ilnrincr
the war hv th6 TTnlrvn iarrfm vu TajutAeV aftjr
considerable discussion. It appropriates $25,
000 for the purpose. Adjourned to Monday.
Hocsa Gen. Schenck's resignation of his
appointed to fill the vacancy on the oommitiee j
ignation. Some time was spent in discussing
the resolutions relative to Paraguayan affairs
and Minister Washtnrn, but they went over
without a vote. A Lul was passed giving Mr.
Schenck. L'nlte l Statos Minister to England,
an additional allowance of 92,500 per year for
private amanuenses, rendered ceoSsKary on
account of Mr. Schenck's partial disability of
his right hand from wounds received in battle.
Hocss, Jan. 6 Several unimportant bills
were introduced when tbe House resumed the
confederation of the resolutions reported by
the Committee on Foreign Affairs in reference
to the dispute between Minister Charles A.
Washburne and the late Oovornment of Para
guay. AiteY Mite di-UBslon they were adopt-
i ney aeciaro near 3anurai n. n. uor-
don. m neclectini! to aid Mr. Vi ashburne ia
reaching the government to which bo waa ao !
ctcujmiu, laiitni k uuK-uarKo m naif aa ww
mander of tha !Outh Atlantic Squadron; that
Messrs. BUss and Mastcroisa were members of 1
the personal unite of Mr. Waehbwne, and
therefore, under the law of nations, en
titled to the protection of the United States ; j
that the forcible arrest and detention of
Messrs. Bliss and Maaterman by the govern
ment of Paraguay was a violation of the law
of nations, and a gross insult to the honor
and dignity of the United States. Tbey
approve the action of the President in with
drawing the American Minister.Gen. McMahon,
from the government of Paraguay, and de
clining to nave further diplomatic intercourse
with that government, and thny declare it to
be clearly tbe duty of tbe United States naval
officers "at f oreiirn stations to render all
reasonable assistance to diplomatic officers
the United btates, in the discharge
ii : .1 . . .: i iL.i . . -
neg'ect to renuer sucn assistance wnen requir
ed, or any discourtesy of such naval officers
toward diplomatic officers shall be a sul-ject
of inquiry and imnihmtut by the Naval De
partment! Additional resolutions were adopt
ed directing a court of inquiry for tbe trial of
Admirals Gordon and Davis : disapproving of
the conduct of Bear Admiral Chas. H. Davis
in delaying for an unreasonable time to pro
ceed to the rescue of Messrs. Bliss and Mas-
terman, in accepting their release in the man
ner and under the circumstances detailed in
the testimony, and in receiving, holding and
treating tbem as prisoners; declaring that
Admiral Gordon, in neglecting to aid Mr.
Washburn in reaching the Government to
which he was accredited, failed to discharge
his duties as commander of the South Atlantic
Summary of Congressional Proceedings. A Schoolmistress Risks Her Life to Save
The Independence, Iowa, Bulletin
records the neroic conduct of a lady
teacher of that place, Miss Maggie
Cooper. Tbe school buildiaf? in which
she was teaching is provided with ven-
Mating flues, connected with the rooms
by registers. The registers are of cast,
lrrni 'w.iifriiiiitr t l i m t 1 1. inn.. iMiiiiiiiai
each, and are let into the wall about
thirteen feet from the floor. On Mon
day afternoon of last week, as two little
boys were working at the blackboard,
directly under the register, in Miss
Cooper's room, the lady happened to
cast ber eyes in the-direction of the
ceiling, and saw to her consternation
the heavy iron register waa on the very
point of falling on the heads of the
unconscious children. Taking in the
situation at a glance, she saw that the
little ones could not be removed in time
to avoid the impending danger, but,
determined to save their lives at any
sacrifice, she rushed to the spot, and;
extending her arms above the heads of
the little boys, received the wnoie
weight of the fulling iron, and, by the
utmost exercise of her strength, divert-
it from the line of its descent to the
where it fell close by the side of
the imperiled children. There is not
the least doubt that, but for the heroic
action of Miss Cooper, the lives of one
or both of the boys would have been
sacrificed. Miss Cooper received a se
vere cnt in the hand, and for a day or
two her arm was so benumbed by the
concussion as to be entirely useless.
Dr. Albert Barnes, the eminent re
ligious commentator, who died in Phil
adelphia last week, was a man of great
liberality. The Harpers have sold
more than a million copies of his works.
Whenever any minister or other person
solicited one of his books he would
send a note to the Harpers to forward
the book to the party soliciting and
charge the bill to his account Vol
umes have been constantly sent off in
response to such requests. He died on
the night of the 23d. As showing the
suddenness of his death, the Harpers
received a business letter from him
postmarked December 24. It must
nave been written the evening previous
and shipped in a street letter-box.
Horace Greeley's Essats,' "What I
Know of Farming,"' which have been
published in The Tribune e ery week
during 1870, are to be printed in book
form, and a copy will be sent, postpaid.
to each subscriber who sends $10 for
The Dailv, $4 for The Semi-Weekly, or
$2 for The Weekly Tribune, and re
quests the book at the time of sub
scribing. This wi 1 enable old sub
scribers to secure the Essays for preser
vation, on renewingtheiraubfloriptions,
and new subscribers will, of course, be
glad to obtain them, free of cost
Chapped hads. face, rough - skin,
pimples, ringworm, salt-rheum, and
other cutaneous affections, cured, and
the akin made soft and smooth, by using
the Jumper Tar Soap, made by Cas
well, Hazard & Co., New York. It is
more convenient and easily applied than
other remedies, avoiding the trouble of
the greasy compounds now in use., '.
. The oyster trade of Boston, it is said1
amounts to more than 600,000 bushels
A mwuirrrnivi! P-mloRion in TTim
t,l, A KITBO-OLTCintryE explosion in ITUn-
BaLLOOSS still regularly leave Paris,
prance with mails and military iiitel
. Ovb nurses are our first theologians.
Bears are besieging MoMinnviUe,
Thb English Parliament is to meet
There are 74,000 doctors in the Uni
ted States. -
Thb Pennsylvania Legislature meets
In Florida the people are making
Asr Illinois Are company elected a
Misebt requires action, but happiness
seeks for repose.
Tax Boston Journal' advocates mak
ing voting compulsory. "
BtrrraiiO meat is in tha market in
various Western cities.
A New 0blza3 fortune-teller netted
$1,200 in twenty days.
California is building one-story,
earthquake proof churches.
Caiho has a ten-year-old boy with
whiskers four inches long.
The breadth of winter wheat sown in
Ohio la large, and the wheat is in ex
A giftkd hand-organist at Detroit ac
companies hims'df on a jewsharp.
Srx women have just been elected en
a school committee in Lynn, Mass.
Old maids are described aa " embers
from which the sparks have fled."
The refuse potato pomace from starch
factories is to be made into paper.
gary recently killed forty persons.
The area of the bituminous coal-fields
in Iowa is twenty thousand square miles.
American pianos are popular in Eng
land, and in many a London drawing
room. The class 72 at Tals college has lost
five members by death within a year.
The population of Ohio, according
to the corrected returns, is 2,603,631. .
Km gloves, of heavy texture, are worn
by sensible women for the promenade.
Memphis proposes to institute a mar
aud a vigilance com-
Ah American manufactures torpedoes
and other war material at Constanti
nople. . .
The old bell house in Capitol Square,
Richmond, has been converted into a
The last pier of the St Charles (Mo.)
bridge rests on a solid rock CS feet be
low the surface. , , x
4 Thekb are at present in Germany up
wards, of 25,000 widows and 120,000
fatherless children.- .
Thb Mississippi has already been
jammed with ioe opposite St, Louis, so
that people could cross. , . L
A coirvETOOS waa lately held in Ore-
gon to devise means for elevating the
Indians of the Pacific coast.
Thb largest and most beautiful Meth
odist church in Cincinnati has 222
pews, of which every fifth one is free.
Ir we may rely on the St. Josph Her
ald, "the prowling woivea howl the
notes of starvation ia Alaska.
The Campagna around Borne is to be
drained, and made the source of agri
cultural fruitf ulness instead of malaria.
Az tbe battle of Gravelotte, a trum
peter was killed by a boll which went
in at the mouth of his instrument.
The Chinese relieve neuralgia and
gout by applying oil of peppermint over
he 0, a camel's
A New-Hampshire man is said to
have sold his right to a "hair restorer"
for $100,000, after making a small for
tune by its manufacture.
A nun tl-rnnino mill is In pro
gress of construction in South Bethle-
hem i,eigh county, Penn. When com
pleted, it will be l,6UO leet long; wing
40 feet in length. One of tbe stacks,
124 feet high, was finished last week.,
" McttoS Hams' are among ' the
smoked luxuries of Georgia, and they
promise to be, as .articles of food sent
to other quarters in large numbers, a
source of commercial revenue to the
$4,000 Seeking an Owner.
It is strange now difficult it some
ed times is to find the owners of very vai
floor, viable property. There is in the pos-
i session of one of the great English rail-
way companies a magnificent snuff box.
encrusted with diamonds, which was
found by some superalively honest
porter in one of the calfiages. The
company advertised in every conceiva
ble manner to try and discover its own
er, but in vain, and it is now filled with
snuff, and handed round at meetings of
" the board." It seems by the follow
ing advertisement, which has been go
ing the round of London papers, that
an owner is wanted lor still more val
uable property; .
STOLES UIAMOJTDS AND JEWELS. no
tice is hereby given, that in the course
of the month of September, probably
the 17th. a casket was stolen at Bosen-
heim, in Bavaria, from the luggage of
travellers from Vienna to Munich.
This casket contained several jewels,
and the value of the stones now in the
hands of the police is' estimated at
The jewels appear to be very old, ac
cording to their cutting and setting.and
of Oriental workmanship.
Amongst others is a triangular emer
ald seal, engraved on the three sides, as
(a.) In nia beguzared.
(b.) Nasil chodoscha.
(e.) Nasi! '
Several gold and silver seals, on one
of which are the letters, Oiami bonan. .
As the owners of these jewels have,
np to the present time, not claimed
their property, notice is hereby given
them to apply either at the Boval
Police Court at Munich, or at the Ba
varian Consulate-General, London, 44
Palmers ton buildings.
Wesley 8. Mead died in Poughkeep-
sie, N. Y., Friday night He celebrat
ed the seventieth, anniversary of his
birthday at the Morgan House two
weeks ago, on which occasion be gave
five thousand dollars to the Widow's
Home in Cincinnati, making thirty-
seven thousand dollars he has given
that institution in alk He has given
liberally to the charitable institutions
of Pou?hkeepaie. He was well known
in the West, and also in business cir
cles in New York.
Summary of Late News.
Twesty cars loaded with tea arrived
in New York Saturday, seven days from
San Francisco, and 23 from Hong Kong,
The aesidenoe of Milton Gun gale, of
Providence, Bureau county, Illinois,
.was- burned Xhsxsday night, and two
of his children perished in the flames, j
' Geoboe Harm x hung himself Fri ,
day at Saginaw . City. Cause, whisky
drinking, r The same day and' place a
boy named Bachman was found frozen
dead in a box car.
Frank G. Pratt, a cotton buyer irom '
Boston, was found dead in his bed at
Memphis, Tenn., Sunday morning.
The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict
of death from aa overdose of narcotic.
A EsoeTRoat, living with U. P. Caav '
sell, four miles from Altoona, UL, was :
almost instantly killed Saturday, by
the bursting of the 'cylinder of an old
corn-sheller, which he was turning for .
amusement - , . ,. '"
Boss k Gosaaos, a heavy and well-
known retail dry goods house- of Chi
cago, have been forced into bankruptcy
by the house of H. B. Claffin 4 Co., of
New York city, who ate creditors to
the amount of $119,000. . . - v .
Dr. T. B. VAirPATTES.of Farmmgton, j
ILL, was so badly injured Friday, by."
being thrown-from his wagon, by a
passing railroad train that he died Sun
day morning. The deceased waa widely
known and highly respected. . - - -
Thr American Merchants' Union Ex- '
press Co. advertis a reward of $5,000 -for-
mforroation leading-to- the arrest '
and conviction of the parties who rob
bed and attempted ' to murder their
messenger while crossing the railroad
bridge at Albany, at 8 o'clock Friday
evening. No clue has been obtained as '.
yet The messenger, Halpine, was in a
favorable condition Sunday afternoon. '
A U. S. Officer arrested in Pough- '
keepsie, N. Y., Saturday, three cadet .
refugees from West Point and took
them back to the post They declare '
that they were dragged from their
quarters by the first class after dak and .
conveyed to the mountains, where they "
were deserted, and told to leave forth- ;
with, under penalty of being tarred and ;
feathered. They have sent a written
statement of the entire transaction to
the post commander. ' . . . .
Thb tide of emigration from Tennes
see and Georgia is heavier than during
any previous season. Texas seems to
be the main direction. Aooording to '
the Avalanche, the number of wagons .
which crossed at Memphis since Sep
tember 1st is 1,604; the number of peo- :
Ele over 9,000. . At Helena tbe crossing .
aa been greater, and it is said large
numbers have crossed at Point Pleas
ant -As a class, the emigrants are
much better than those who have gone
before, have better outfits, and are gen
erally in a condition to purchase farms. '
Edward S. Stoxes, Secretary of the :
Brooklyn Be finery Company, waa "ar- -rested
Saturday for collecting money
due the company and appropriating it "
to his own nsev Stokes procured from
the Devoe Manufacturing Company (
checks to the amount of $27,500, and 1
forged the company's signature. : He ;
then bad the checks certified, and de-
posited them to his own acconnt. On
the 4th inst he withdrew $20,000, and
on Saturday the remainder. When ths .
checks were presented for payment the
forgery was discovered, and a warrant
was issued for Stokes' arrest.
A large fonr-etory brick building, at -'
Plainfield, N. warned by Elston. ,
Marsh, and occupied by Baldwin k
Scbefften, clothing manufacturers, and '
A. D. Eaton, clothing merchant was ?
totally destroyed bv fire early Saturday
morniag. The total loss is $204,000, of
which $115,000 fall on Baldwin k :
Scbefften, who werainsuredfor $71,000. , .
Tbe owner of the building loses $16,
000, insured for $12,000; and Eaton
$13,000, insured for $5,000. . Over fivo ,
hundred sewing .women, in various
parts of the state, are thrown out of
employment by the burning of the fao '
tory. - . - .
At San Fbasosco the United States ,
steamer Saginaw went ashore on the -morning
of Saturday, Oct 29, on Ocean
Island, near Midway Island. , Very few
provisions were saved, though the ship
did noftntirely go to pieces until tho '
14th of November. Her executive
officer, Lieut Talbot, with sub-officers, .
started on a gig for the Sandwich
Islands. After enduring incredible s
sufferings, they reached Eanai Decern- ,
ber 18th, but all were very weak.
Lieut Talbot, Peter Frances, quarter-
master, James Mair and John Andrews,
sailors, were drowned in the surf in tho .
landing. Their bodies were recovered, '
The news was sent at once to Honolulu,
and the schooner Kona and a packet
were sent by the American Minister
with provisions and water, and . two -days
later the etesmer Kelan was ,
placed at his disposal by the Govern
ment and was also dispatched. It is -hoped
she will arrive is season to save
the lives of the wearied crew, ninety in .
number, aU of whom were on quarter
rations, the island yield:?, nothing.
Bottrbart's army is said to be about
140,000 strong. . - - ... .
There has been almost continuous
skirmishing in France since the. 1st. '
The Frano Tireurs at Gien surround
ed and captured a detachment of one
hundred Germans near that place. , ,
Most of the French captured atNuits
have escaped since the evacuation of
Dijon or been delivered by Frano
Tireurs. . , ,
The German residents of Marseilles
have sent a letter to the King of Prus
sia expressing indignation at the bar
barous character of the struggle, warn-'
ing him against a spirit of conquest,
and demanding a cessation ol vne ima--mous
Gex. Faxdharbr insists that he won
a victory on the 8d, and charges the
Germans with falsehood in their re-
ports concerning that battle. - He sava .
that, as to the pursuit ot wmcn uie .
Germans boast, the only fact to sup-'
port them is, that on the morning of.
the 4th, two squadrons of cavalry
charged the French rearguard. One
of them was annihilated, and the other
wheeled off and fled.
At the North Pole. Capt HaTL'
tha Arctic explorer, in his recent lec
ture in New York, was reported thus:
When he shall . stand on tha North
Pole there is -one thing which will
trouble him, and that, how .shall he
keep his chronometers regulated; how
shall he tell whether they are gaining
or losing. Every direction then vm
be south. There will be no north, no
east, no west The North Star will be
directly over head, or nearly so, and on
the first day of March the son will just
appear above the horizon . and go
round and round, day by day, never
rising or setting, but gradually attain
ing a greater alitude, until finally it
will get to a height of 23 degrees, and
then gradually get lower and lower, un
til on the 23d of September it will dis
appear, to be seen no more for six
mouths. What object can he site to
regulate his chronometers t He has
asked the question of the best talent in
the country, an 1 no man can answer
him. In the-winter of larz he win do
where no sun can shine, but in a fine
place tor people fond of eating, for it
will always be dinner-time alwaya 12
o'clock. . .... ,
" A ba-wd ef Greek- brigands, number,
ing eighty had a fight on the 31st ult
with Turkish troops near the frontier,
and were defeated with a loss of twenty
men. They were under command of
the noted chieftain ArvaniteUL- '