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George B. McClellan Las just been
pardoned out of the Illinois Penitentiary
by Gov. Beveridge.
The foreman of a Mississippi grand
jury recently had his pocket picked of
$75 by another juror while they were
preparing indictments against thieves.
Thb New York Tribune editorial
rooms are on the ninth floor, and when
a man comes rotuid to tho author of an
artielo he is told that tho elevator is
broken. By tho time he reaches the
sanctum he can bo floored with a pen
holder. A Kansas paper says that Indians
used to eat dogs, snakes, buzzards, crows
entrails and all and thought them
good; bat now, when tho government is
giving them beef, if it is not up to stall
feed, they want to scalp some one. There
is something in the argument.
Coii. D. B, Ajrrnosr, the editor of the
Leavenworth Times, and Postmaster of
that city, who was recently shot and
dangerously wounded by tho editor of a
rival paper, has been a prominent leader
of the Republican party of Kansas ever
since its organization. He was a brother
of Miss Susan B. Anthony.
The discussion as to whether horses
and other animals reason or not has been
revived in St. Louis, where it has been
decided by a committee of experts that a
horse owned by a gentleman in that city
is afflicted with "mental aberration."
The next the public will hear there will
be an outbreak of "emotional insanity''
Do Boston women chew tobacco?
That's the question. liev. Mr. Lathrop
has declared it a fact before the Women's
Temperance Union of that city. He not
only makes this charge, but, generalizing
a little, claims that he can get ten men to
leave off chewing where, ho can induce
one woman to say that she will never
more use "fine cut" or "sweet navy."
Can such things be?
Ex-Senator Carl Schurz was to have
sailed for Europe in the ill-starred steam
ship Schiller, the Captain being an old
friend of his. Ho was detained in New
York, however, to attend tho dinner
given in his honor at Delmonico's, and
ho left in the Pomerania, two days after
the sailing of tho Schiller,-. It is stated
that a passcnp" avo np his cabin in the
Pomerania to him and took another in
Mb. Lowe, tho new Chief Justice cf
Utah, has rendered a decision in the
Ann Eliza Brighom Young divorce suit
that will warm the heart of that prime
old criminal, Brigham Young, and make
easy the latter days of this " Latter Day
Saint," as nothing clso could. He has
reversed and annulled the action of his
predecessor,. cx-Chicf Justico McKean,
in the case, and declines to compel the
Mormon leader to pay alimony to his
Kentucky has her centennial this year.
One hundred years tjgo Richard Hender
son purchased from the Indians all Ken
tucky sonthfKenfaicky river. . One
hundred years ago Daniel Boone survey
ed it for him. One hundred years ago
Boone completed the fort at Boones
borough, Madison county. One hundred
years ago his wife and daughter (sweet
" boons" to him) came as the first women
to Kentucky, and one hundred years ago
the first sermon was preached at Big
Spring, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Lieutenant Kyle, of the army, has
delivered at Fort Leavenworth about
seventy of the hostile Indians who have
of late years been engaged in forays and
massacres in the region of the Indian
Territory. These natives aro a hard set,
and have managed to crown their diabol
ical deeds by securing the death of the
friendly Indian Chief, Kicking Bird,
who delivered them over to tho troops.
He was poisoned by a squaw, and died
May 3 at Fort Sill, a victim to Indian
cunning and revenge. What will bo
done with the captive Indians will be de
termined by a trial. '
Mb. S. H. Lono, a Chicago merchant,
has in his possession a rare curiosity, in
tho shape of a petrified rattlesnake meas
uring ten feet in length, and showing
distinctly the formatirn of twenty-five
rattles and a button The formation is
perfect, and represents a snake in tho
act of creeping. Should this be tho
serpent which played the deuce with
ont first parents in th? garden of Eden
its value would be untold, but it is more
than probable that it ante-dates that
historical .snake. It was taken from
coal mine in the vicinity of Alton, Til
some thirty feet nndcr ground.
The probabilities of a war in Europe
grows stronger every day, and the un
easiness grows painful. Letters received
from Europe by the State Deportment
and other officers of the government,
who havo nioro than the ordinary facil
are of a similar tenor with late cable dis
patches, viz. : To the effect that France
and Germany are fast drifting toward
another war, which will involve tho other
great nations of Europe. These writers
say that the statesmen in France who di
rect the policy of that nation fully rea
lize the danger which they will soon have
to encounter, and ore accordingly prepar
ing themselves for it by rapidly strength
ening their military. One writer says
has become known to the French govern
ment that Germany is increasing
armies, and looking threateningly toward
French territory, and that the knowledge
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WHOLE NUMBER 421,
tliat this information was correct created
alarm in Paris, and caused the authori
ties there to redouble their efforts to
place tho French army on a war footing.
The outlook for continued peace through
out Europe, in the opinion of theso per
sons, who are there studying and watch
ing events closely, is very discouraging.
The Columbus Herald, tho now Dem
ocratic daily, suspended publication after
The annual mooting of tho Ohio Edi
torial Association has been postponed
from May 26th to June 3d.
Bishop Bedell is still in such poor
heal til that he will not be able to return
from Europe until October.
The Episcopalians of Cleveland, have
begun to build a handsome church on
Euclid avenue to cost $125,000.
About $30,000 out of tho required
60,000 deficiency have been subscribed
for the Columbus and Toledo railroad.
Jacob Hade, formerly Cashier of the
Farmers' National Bank at Mansfield has
been arrested, charged with embezzling
$23,000 from that bank.
The earnings of the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton railroad for the last fiscal
year show a decrease over those of the
"preceding year of $133,727.40.
During a terrible storm in Clark coun
ty, last week, Taylor's flouring mill, near
Springfield, was struck by lightning, set
on fire, and entirely consumed with its
contents. Loss, $16,000 ; insurance,
Kate Chase Sprague, upon learning
that tho library of her father, the late
Chief Justice Chase, was to be sold at
auction in Washington, has telegraphed
from Europe forbidding the sale. She
intends to purchase it and preserve it
in the family.
James FeeTiT, of Dclphos, an old gen
tleman of 70 years, was struck in the
bock last Friday by the locomotive-of a
passenger train, throwing him about ten
feet, and injuring him so badly that he
cannot recover. ' His back was broken
by the shock.
The Postoffiee and general ticket-
office of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cin
cinnati and Indianapolis railroad at Ca
tawba, was entered by burglars early one
morning last week. A largo qnantity of
stamps, tickets, and money, was carried
off, but no arrests were made.
Thb gift enterprise of L. D. Sine, of
Cincinnati, is likely to eomo to grief, the
Postmaster-General having issued an or
der forbidding tho payment of postal
monoy orders drawn to his order, and re
quiring all registered letters sent to him
through tho mail to bo returned to tho
offices from which they wcro mailed.
At the great musical festival at Cin
cinnati, tho conductor, Mr. Theodore
Thomas, had the doors of the Exposition
building shut at tho time tho concerts
commenced, and those who wcro tardy,
several hundred in number, woro com
pelled to wait until the intermission,
when they could go to their scats with
out disturbing others.
At Zanesvillo, ono night last week,
Alonzo Jackson, his wife, and two chil
dren, amt Albeit Smith?--hia wjf e, and
two children, went over a dam in
drowning Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Smith
and one child of Jackson's and ono child
of Smith's. It is said that tho men were
under the influence of liquor and could
not manage the boat.
Last winter a young chap named Bo
scker was arrested in Auglaize county
for placing obstructions on the railroad
track. He was tried at the lasf, term of
court. The jury returned tho following
very singular verdict: " Wo, the jury
in this case, give our verdict of not
guilty,' but would advise the parents of
the culprit to keep him at home hereaf
ter in order that he may not be guilty of
the same offense again."
The extensive works of the Columbus
Lumber and Barrel Company, at Colum
bus, including a stock of seasoned lum
ber, was totally destroyed by fire Friday
morning. Tho loss is $23,000, on which
there was an insurance of $10,000, held,
part, by tho -following companies
Farmers and Drovers', of Louisville,
$1,000 ; City of Providence and tho Peo
ple's, of Newark, N. J., each $1,250,
and tho Westchester, of New York,
The following is the disposition of the
prizes at tho pigeon-shooting tournament
which came oil at Gabon last week: Bab-
cock, Meadville, Pa.,, first prize, $100,
killing ten birds straight; second prize,
$60, won by Philip Wertz, Dayton, O.
third prize, $40, won by Hope, Mead
ville, Pa. First sweepstake prize, $25,
won by Merrill, Meadville, Pa. ; second
sweepstake prize was won by J. Qnaylo,
At Ada, Hardin county, last week,
Wm. Clapper, an old man, whilo under
the influence of liquor tried to kill his
sister with a butcher knife becanse she
refused to leave her house at hi3 bidding.
She barely escaped by rushing from the
house. The old man then attempted
kill her son, a lad of 13, and but for tho
timely interference of the neighbors
would have succeeded. He was put un
At Toledo, on Thursday, three lads
went out on the river in a small duck
boat, and they had not got more than
feet from the dock when the swell of
passing tug upset them. Two wero
rescued, and the third, Charles Chapin
aged 15, son of Edward Chapin, Agent
of the United States Express Company,
was drowned. The body was recovered
in the course of two hours, but all effort
at resuscitation were unavailable.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
At last accounts the extensive strike of coal
rnincra still continued, with more or lees vio
The investigation into the operations of the
New York silk conspirators shows that of tho
silk placed upon the market in that city tho
government was deprived of $1,500,000.
A dispatch from Philadelphia states that 8.
Gross Fry. President of the Philadelphia, Dar
by, and Spruce and Tine Street Bailway Com
panies, has mado an over-iaauo of Darby stock
of from 10,000 to 20,000 shares, and of about
600 shares of the Spruce and Pino street road.
The monoy raised upon the stock was used to
bolster up the Emaus Iron Company. Sir.
Fry expected that npon the revival of tho iron
trado be would be enabled to roturn the money
borrowed on the stock for that company, lie
has made an assignment for the benefit of bis
Horace B. Cluflin publishes a statement in
the New York papers in regard to tho manner
in which the government lias been robbed dur
ing the past two years by the silk and lace im
porters, lie claims that the regular importing
houses have lost two millions of dollars by ir
A monster Black Hills expedition is being or
ganized in the East, and will leave Philadel
phia about the first of Juno. Nearly 2,000
names have been enrolled.
A number of whisky seizures have been made
n Boston and Brooklyn.
The Opera-Houso and several stores at Bur
lington, Yt., were burned last Saturday. Loss,
Alfred Spoar, of Rockland, Me., Bhot his
wife and then killed himself on Friday last.
Judge Neilson expresses the belief that the
jurj in the Tilton-Bcccher case wDl not dis
agree, but will speedily reach a verdict.
Chandler, Hart & Co., boot and shoo dealers,
of Philadelphia, bave failed. Liabilities,
i 125, 000.
Judge Porter, of counsel for the defense in
the Brooklyn scandal trial, opened his argument
on Wednesday, May 19. Tilton and Moulton
were handled quite roughly, the speaker point
ing them out in person and denouncing tlem
with scornful emphasis.
A terrible conflagration occurred last woek at
Osceola, Pa. Two hundred houses arc reported
destroyed, and twelve hundred people are ren
dered homeless. The fire originated in a lum
ber yard two miles away, but a high wind car
ried the burning embers into all parts of tho
city, and it was found impossible to stay tho
flames. Half the town was consumed, includ
ing all tho public buildings and nearly all the
business blocks. The adjacent villages of
Houtzdale and Powellton were also partially
destroyed. The total loss will exceed $2,000,
000. nother victim of the speculating mania has
come to grief in Boston. Mr. Abraham T. Jack
son, hitherto a respected member of the bar,
has disappeared, taking with him several large
sums with which he was intrusted, amounting
in the aggregate to $70,000.
A dispatch from Pottsville, Pa.,' states that
destructive fires were raging in the mountains
in that vicinity. Slabtown, a small mining vil
lage, was entirely destroyed. A dispatch' from
the same pl?.ce statm that an attempt was mado
to burn tho town of Shenandoah, fires being
started in several places by incendiaries. The
flames were discovered and extinguished. One
incendiary was arrested.
The fears hitherto expressed of a renewed
visitation of tho grasshopper plague is verified
by accounts from various quarters. In Eastern
Kansas and Western Missouri a grasshopper
panic already prevails. Tho peals aro already
up and doing, and have started on their line of
march, destroying everything green in their
way. The route hes in a northwestly direction,
and the only hope of the farmors is that tbo
grasshoppers may disappear in time to save the
corn-crop. In several counties in Minnesota
the eggs are hatching fast, and warm weather
is expected to bring with it a renewal of last
year's devastation and muv. .
f , spi.mi . i do a
new trust deed, which, however, seems to be
equally liberal with the one recently canceled.
Charles Pope, the eminent tragedian, is
playing an engagement at McYicker's theater,
Chicago, in the great historical drama of
Tho Governor of Missouri baa issued his
proclamation calling upon the people to ob
serve Thursday, June 3, as a day of fasting and
prayer, in order that they may obtain divine
protection from a threatened grasshopper pest
ilence. Intelligence reaches him from all
parts of the State that there is danger that
all the crops will be destroyed as in Kansas,
Nebraska, and Iowa last year. The Governor
tlruks that only the interposition of Providence
can stay the threatened invasion.
Advices from Yankton, Dakota, report that
Capt Bates' command has captured the John
Gordon Sioux City Black Hills party. They
were taken at the White river crossing, and
will return homo via Yankton. .
There comes from Osage, Kansas, a story of
the state of desperation to which the people of
that section have been brought by the grass
hopper pestilence. A party of farmors, scorn
ing concealment, boldly entered a gristmill and
boldly helped themselves to sixty sacks of flour.
saying that they had neither food nor money,
and that they would not permit their f amines
to starve while food wan within reach. It
said that the condition of the people is now
more critical than ever before.
Mr. Potter, the Supervising Architect of the
Treasury, does not think that any portion
the wails of tho new Chicago Custom-House
can be saved. The structure will have to be
razed to the ground.
Mrs. Mary Lincoln, widow of tho late Presi
dent has been adjudged insane by a jury of the
County Court, at Chicago, and will be sent to
private institution for the care of the insane
The unfortunate widow of Abraham Lincoln
made an unsuccessful attempt to commit sui
cide at Chicago, just before leaving for the Ba
tavia asylum. She purchased what she supposed
to be a bottle of laudanum and swallowed the
contents. Tho mixture, however, was of
harmless nature, and her design was thwarted.
A number of gaugora and storekeepers
Chicago, who were participants in the whisky
frauds, or wero criminally careless, have been
I removed, and tlireo or four of them havo been
held to bail to await the action of the grand
The Indiana Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows
has just sustained the action of a subordinate
lodge in suspending a member's connection
with the order on the ground that he was
Tho Postmaster-General has issued an order
forbidding the payment by the Postmaster
Cincinnati of postal money-orders drawn to
order of L. D. Sine, who is engaged in conduct
ing a gift-enterprise. All registered letters ad
dressed to Sine are to be returned to the office
from which they were mailed.
The Secretary of the Treasury has called
65.0O0,0W additional 5.20 bonds.
Secretary Bristow ha decided npon the te
pointment of a board of the most experienced
army engineers to proceed to Chicago and ex
amine the walls and foundations of the Custom
House. The Secretary, it is said, has no doubt
that the work must be torn down, but he do
sires first to obtain the Judgment of the most
Secretary Bristow is stirring up tho revenue
thieves pretty effectually. Having captured
half a hundred Western distillers who have
swindled tho government out of enough money
to pay the national debt, he has turned his
attention to the Now York importers, who ho
baa reason U belicvo have not paid all tho
duties for which they arc liable. The Secretary
has also decided to push a thorough investiga
tion into the alleged frauds in tho building of
the Chicago Custom-House.
A remarkable discovery is said to have been
made in Washington. It is to the effect aha
the enforcement of an order issued bySecce
tary Stanton in 1862, and continuing until 18G5,
levying a tax of 5 per month upon the wages
of each colored attache of the military service,
designed to create a fund for the temporary
maintenance of freedmeu, amounting to an en
ormous sum, of which $15,000,000 were novcr
expended in tho manner contemplated, but re
mained in the hands of Quartermasters, who,
being under no legal obligation to turn over or
account for the money, bavo bad it ever since.
The Secretary of War refuses to entertain a
claim for the restoration of tho money to the
employer from whose wages it was deducted,
having no funds wherewith to pay such claims,
if allowed, and so an appeal is to be made to
Congress for an appropriation.
Somo of the Indian Chiefs from the Chey.
enno River Agency had a pow-wow with the
President, on Wednesday last. Lone Korse,
the principal Chief, made a threatening speech,
which is supposed to presage trouble unless the
demands are complied with. Tho President
interrupted his oratorical outburst, saying that
he did not care at that time to discuss the sub
The investigation into the New York Custom
House frauds promises some startling develop
The noblo savages Red Cloud, Lone Horn.
and others now on a visit to Washington, are
very much dissatisfied with their reception.
They prefer dealing with the Froaidout directly,
but as he tinned them over to the Secretary of
the Interior, in whom they bave no confidence,
they threaten to go on the war-path when they
Josh Frazer (colored) was hanged at Cam
den, S. C, ou.the 11th inst, for tho murder of
Benjamin Cooper. On the scaffold to-day ho
confessed that ho murdered his wife- -and child
and a negro woman, and had burned many
barns and gin-houses.
Arkansas reports a bounteous harvest in
Jim Cooper and Pomp Haney, two negroes,
were hung at Franklin, Ga., on May 15, far the
murder of an aged colored man.
Gen. and ox-Vice-Fresidcnt John C. Breck
inridge died at Lexington, Ky., on tho 17th of
May, of abscess of the liver, combined with con
sumption, aged 54 years. " -
The colored people of Tennessee have started
an emigration movement, and met in conven
tion at Nashville tbo other day to discuss the mat
ter and adopt measures necessary for removal
to some other State Groat inducements are
held out to them by parties desirous of securing
the settlement of tho colored colonics upon un
occupied lands, and tbo movement apiicars to
have assumed a shape which means exodus.
A fire at Waco, Taxes, last week, destroyed
125,000 worth of property.
Tho Centennial of the Mecklenburg Declara
tion of Independence (May 20) was very gener
ally and icartily celebrated in tho principal
cities of the South.
Jesse D. Bright, formerly United States Sen
ator from Indiana, died at Baltimore a fow days
ago, aged 83. His disease was an organic affec
tion of tho Heart.
Tho notorious counterfeiter Pete McCartney,
has again slipped from the custody of tho offi
cers of the law in Texas.
The nwir"tr treaty bftwflpr tho United
states and Hawaii has been ratified Tiy TTaTa
Agents of the government continue to mako
seizures of distilleries and rectifying establish
ments for alleged irregularities.
Tho Mexican banditti are again raiding on the
Rio Grande border. They aro reported to be
committing depredations daily, capturing cattle
and driving them across into Mexico, besides
committing other outrages.
Advices from Havana report that highway
robberies and murders are so frequent lately in
the streets of that city that the Acting Captain
General, who was himself robbed in the street
of his watch and jewelry, worth $400, has
ordored all culprits hereafter to be tried by the
At Nashville, Tcnn., the. other day, the Chey
enne chief, Wichita, one of the seventy-five
Indians en route to the Dry Tortugaa by rail.
got hold of a knife and stabbed two soldiers.
one of thorn, it is feared, fatally.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church, North and South, aro now in session
the former at Cleveland, tho latter at St. Louis.
CoL J. H. Britton, Democrat, has been elect
ed Mayor of St. Louis.
The President states in the most positive
terms that there is no truth in the rumors that
Secretary Fish, of the State Department,
Secretary Delano, of the Interior Department,
aro about to resign their places in the Cabinet.
The Secretary of the Treasury has made the
following appointments of Internal Revenue
Storekeepers: Ludwig Wechulberg, George
Michel, and Henry Fischer, for the First Dis
trict of Wisconsin, and Joseph G. Thompson,
Fourth Blinois. Gangers James M. Beards-
ley, Fourth Illinois ; F. W. Paine, Firat Wiscon
sin, and David Stewart, Fourth Iowa.
Col. Asa Matthews, Collector of Internal
Revenue for the Ninth District of Illinois, has
been appointed United States Supervisor
Internal Revenue for the district embracing
States of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota,
vice D. W. Munn, removed.
Everett B. Pomeroy has been appointed
S. Attorney for the Territory of Arizona.
According to foreign advices the result of
Russian Czar's visit to the German Emperor
I Bciliu is an assurance of the maintenance
peace in Europe, for the present, at least.
is very evident that there was danger of war,
and that the danger and its aversion were
occasion of the Czar's visit.
Brazil is suffering from the effects of a finan
One hundred and thirty bodies had been
covered from the wreck of the Schiller up
The Count de Chambord declares he still
hopes that the monarchy will be re-established
England favors peace, and favors arbitration
I between France, and Germany, in order
avert a collision.
There Is a possibility of the Pope and King
Victor Emmanuel becoming reconciled.
Th Ppal Nuncio hu made a formal
mand for tho restoration of Catholic unity
in Spain, and the government has replied
that it is resolved to maintain liberty of wor
ship. In consequence of tho refusal of the local
authorities to repair an unsafe bridge at
Clontarf, it will be necessary to hold tho in
ternational rifle match at Curragh, WicUow,
or Borne other place not in the vicinity of Dub
Tbo government of Spain has issued a decree
declaring the electoral period opened, and grant
ing to tho press the privilege of discussing all
constitutional questions, saving the question of
the monarchy, with the utmost freedom.
Foreign. Heat---Its Effects on the Human System.
A very interesting paper by Dr. P. P.
Harvey, United States army, on tho ef
fects of a high temperature on the na-
i-uvos of temperate climates appears m a
recent number of the Medical liccord.
He was stationed at Eiutnrold barracks,
New Mexico, for a long time, ar.d testi
fies from personal observation to tho cn
erving effects of the terrible heat of thoso
regions. Ho says : It is doubtf id if
individual man is capablo of adapting
himself to every contingency of climate.
It is certain that a protracted residence
in hot and malarious regions exercises a
persistent deleterious influence on most if
not all northern constitutions. Tho races
of Europe find Louisiana an extreme cli
mate, and they and their descendants are
no longer to bo recognized after pro
longed residence there. Acclimation
to malaria is a myth. Its pernicious ef
fects upon the human frame are percep
tible at once, and tho longer tho system
is exposed to such action the more thor
ough its subjection. A Buropeon trans
planted to tho South, complains bitterly
of tho heat and becomes tanned ; his
plump, plethoric framo becomes attenu
ated ; his blood loses fibrino and red
globules ; his' mind and body becomo
sluggish ; gray hairs and other marks
show that ago has. come on prematurely
the man of lorry iooks nttv years oi
iage ; the averago duration of lifeisshort
. .1 1 1 U1
CUUU D11UW11 UJ iUBlUiUlW
and the race in time would bo extermin
ated if cut off from fresh supplies of em
igrants from the home country. The
European in tho Antilles struggles with
existence. Morell tells us that tho Eu
ropean inhabitants of Jamaica, of Cuba,
of Hispaniola, etc, have made no pro
gress since tncir csuioiishment there.
The mortality among the troops and offi
cers of the English army is greatest
among thoso who have remained longest
in India. Such is tho graphic, and no
doubt, faithful picture of the effects pro
duced by the combined and continuous
action of malaria and a high temperature
upon the natives of temperate climates,
drawn by some of tho best medical writ
ers of the age. From the nature of my
experience the following conclusions ap
pear to be valid :
1. That certain parts of our country are
characterized by climatic conditions, to
which, as a rule, the .Northern climate is
incapable of adaption.
2. That acclimation to malaria is an
3. That tho unaideu neat oi a not cii-
mato, acting continuously npon tho Bys
tem of tho natives of temperate climates,
exerts, as a rulo, a pernicious effect,
causing impairment of tho functions
of digestion, assimilation, and san
guanilication, including more or less
anosmia, diminution of tho number of
respirations of the heart, loss of weight,
premature blanching and loss of tho hair,
a decrease of mental aud physical vigor,
and to somo extent a shortening of life.
. A philosopher writes : " Tho girl is
Pfenerally educated on novels, and her
first disappointment comes in oh tho
qmct ludiilerenco of tlio husband otter
Uio honeymoon. You love me no lon
ger,' said a brido of a few months to her
better half in his gown and slippers.
Why do you say that, .fuss r no asked
quietly, removing a cigar from bis hps.
Yon do not caress me nor call me pet
UnA pmu longer seek so anxiously
My dear, continued tlio aggravating
wretch, ' did you ever notice a man run
ning after a car? How he does run
over stones, through mud, regardless
everything till he reaches the car and he
seizes hold and swings on. Then he
quietly seats himself and reads his paper.
And what does that mean r An illus
tration, my dear. The car is as import
ant to the man after ho gets in as when
he is chasing it, but the manifestation
no longer called for. I would havo shot
any one who put himself in my way when
in pursuit oi you, as x would now snoot
any one who would come between us,
but as a prool oi my love you insist npon
my running -.after the car. Learn
smoke, mv dear, and be a philosopher.
The two combined clear the brain, quiet
the nerves, open the pores, and improve
tho digestion.' "
The Gold and Silver Field.
last mouthlv report of the Bureau of Sta
tices contains a statement of the amount
of precious metals produced in tho States
and Territories west of the Missouri river
during tho year 1874. The total value
was 874,401,055 ; the valno of the gold
dust and bullion being 26,358,776,
silver bullion $35,681,411, and of ores
and base bullion, 12,715,500. About
two-thirds of all the gold came from Cali
fornia, while Nevada produced about six
sevenths of all the silver. Nearly half
the precious metals came from Nevada,
and something over one fourth from
California. Tho totals divided by States
and Territories were as follows : Nevada,
835, 452,233 ; California, 820,300,531
Utah, 85,914,278 ; Colorado, 84,191,404
Montana, $3,439,498 ; Idaho, Sl,880,O05
British Columbia, $1,636,558 ; New Mexi
co, $798,878 ; Oregon, 609,070 ; Wash
ington Territory, 155,535 ; Arizona, 26,
Cost of Viewing the Falls.
Since the fencing in on the American
side of Niagara Falls, tho greedy per
sons who own the land from which views
can bo obtained find that public opinion
may bo troublesome to them. It is
fact that a view of tho Falls cannot
obtained on the American sido without
paying for admission to a '"park,"
submission to some other systematic ex
tortion. Hero is a list of charges : " Goat
Island, 50 cents; Cave of tho Winds,
1.50; Prospect Park nud Ferry,
cents; New Suspension Bridge, 25 cents;
Old Suspension Bridge, 25 cents; Whirl
pool ltapids, 50 cents', Whirlpool,
cents; Devil's Hole, 50 cents; Lundy's
Lone, 50 cents; under Table Eoek, 1.50;
Museum, 50 cents; Bridge Tower,
cents; Whirlpool (Canada), 50 cents;
Brock's Monument 50 cents total,
The library of Congress at Washing
ton lias a copy of the first book ever
printed in the United States. It
Eliot's account of bis labors among
Tnrlinn. a. rhin vnlnmfl nf twentv rjaireS.
- 1 dated 1660.
AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC.
Around the Farm.
Red Pepper fob Fowls. Cayenne
pepper, mixed in tho cooked food of
fowls, will make them lay many more
eggs tlian if not so fed. Make a pudding
daily, winter and summer, of Indian
meal or meal and bran, and season it
strong with pepper, and it will pay well.
Onb who keeps a dairy of twenty cows
for milk alone says: " I find after sev
eral years' experience that shipstuffs and
corn bran mixed are tho cheapest and
best feed I have ever tried. I feed ono
peck per day; shipstuffs weighing thirty
pounds per bushel and corn bran alxuit
twenty-four pounds per bushel.
It docs not injuro tho best grasses on
any permanent pasture to grazo close;
for those that will not bear to bo eaten
down may as well die out and make room
for thoso that will thicken into a perfect
mat, like the sward so often met with in
England, where there ore as many as
seventy distinct varieties growing on any
square yard in a field.
Flax is often sown with barley. The
barley should bo sown first, and har
rowed in; afterward the flax is sown, and
rolled or covered with a brush harrow.
In this way a yield of from fifteen to
twenty bushels of barley and from ton to
twelve of flax can be obtained; and, by
tho use of proper screens, tho barley and
flax can be readily separated.
As a remedy for lice on pigs, carbolic
disinfecting soap is recommended. Any
one can make it by mixing one ounce of
crystal carbolic acid with half a pound
of hard soap. No brush is necessary for
its application. The cake may bo taken
moist and rubbed on the animal till a
thick lather is formed. Or, one ounce
of carbolic acid mixed with a half pound
of lard makes a compound which may be
rubbed on with good results. Only one
application is said to bo necessary in
The editor of tho Journal of Horti
culture, London, says sawdust is a good
thing for earthing celery, placing it be
tween the rows and around the plants
after tho leaves and stalks nave been
brought together, pressing the sawdust
about them so as to compact and insure
blanching perfectly. It is better, he
thinks, than soil, not being so liable to
cause stalks to rot, and is a good pro
tection against frost. The only objec
tion is that somo sawdust may impart
taste to the celery.
A farmer writes to the Live Stock
Journal that he has a two-year-old grade
short-horn heifer which slipped and fell
and lost her calf lately, though it was
not due for some months yet When he
began milking her to relievo the inflam
mation and oppression of the bag which
ensued sue gave at nrst two and after
ward three quarts a day. The editor in
forms him that this is not an unusual
case, and advises him to go on milking
her, as that will "undoubtedly be better
for the cow, while there is no reason why
the secretion, being perfectly natural.
should not also be wholesome.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gazette sends the following tables pre
pared for his own use and that of Ins
boys, by which ho claims to be ablo to
determine with some considerable degree
of accuracy tho quantity of corn to tho
acre, ui course in calcinating uio yieiu,
ono must make allowances lor missing
hills: Square feet in one acre, 43,500;
corn planted 3 feet 9 inches squaro gives
3,091 hills to tho acre. Each hill occupies
14 squaro feet and a fraction over.
Hence 100 hills to the bushel, 30 97-100
bushels to tho acre; 75 hills to tho
bushel, 41 22-75 bushels to tho acre; CO
hills to tho busliel, 51 37-60 bushels
the acre; CO hills to the bnshol, 61 47-50
bushels to the acre; 40 hills to tlio bushel,
77 170 bushels to the acre; 30 hills
the bushel, 103 7-30 bushels to the acre.
Corn planted 3 feet and 6 inches square
gives 3,555 hills to the acre. Each hill
occupies 12 square feet, 100 hills
the husliel, 6o do-IUU bushels to the acre
75 hills to tho bushel, 47 30-75 bushels
the acre; 60 hills to the bushel, 59 15-60
bushels to the acre; 50 hills to the bushel,
71 5-50 bushels to the acre; 40 hills
the bushel, 88 35-40 bushels to the acre
30 hills to the bushel, 118 15-30 bushels
to the acre. Planted 3 feet and 3 inches
square gives us 4,124 hills to the acre.
Each hill occupies a little over 101 square
feet; 100 hills to the bushel, 41 21-100
bushels to the acre; 7o hills to the
bushel, 55 bushels to the acre; 60 hills
to the bushel, 68 44-60 bushels to the
acre; 50 hills to the bushel, 82 24-50
bushels to the acre; 40 hills to the bushel,
103 4-40 bushels to the acre; 30 hills
tho bushel. 137 14-30 bushels to the acre.
For old upland, I plant 3 feet and
inches square, marking with a four-point
marker, and thin to three stalks to
hill, with satisfactory results. For rich
ground, 3 feet 6 inches, or 3 feet 3 inches
for very rich. In all cases thin to three
stalks in the hill.
About the House.
Gbaham Muffins. Three pints
flour, half a tea-cup of sugar, tho same
of shortening, a tcaspoonf ui of saleratus,
two teaspoonfuls cream tartar, salt
taste ; rub all together with the hands
moisten with cold water ; bake in muffin
rings half an hour in a hot oven.
Corn-Cakes Without Eggs. Three
cups of butter-milk, three of corn-meal,
one of wheat flour, one tablespoonful
salt, two of sugar, one level of soda ; dis
solve the last three ingredients in water,
stir all together ; if the meal swells
much to spread nicely, add more water.
To Remove Patst from CiiOthing.
Equal parts of turpentine and spirits
ammonia will take out the paint spots
from any kind of clothing, no matter
how old and dry and hard it may
Saturate the spot with the liquid, per
haps two or three times, till the paint
soft, then wash ont all with soap-suds.
Old newspapers make excellent pad
ding between a carpet and the floor
covers. They should be eight or
thicknesses deep, and more rather than
less. We have used them with the
results for the past ten years. The same
papers can be used year after year ;
need to mako them good as new is
occasional airing and dusting. It is
the ink used in printing will effectively
prevent the ravages of moths.
Keep your cellar clean not clean
but keep it clean. A large proportion
apples smell and taste of the tilth
mold of tho cellar. A lot of half-rotten
cabbage-leaves, moldy, decaying boai
sly corners with a lot of scraps of accu
mulating rottenness, old, unhealthy tubs,
hoops, staves, and straw, dirt from sir
potato bins, and all similar trash
poison to the butter, the npples, and
vegetables, as well as the human beings
A SimtiiE Method of Ventilation.
A piece of wood three inches high
exactly as long as the breadth of
window, is to be prepared. Let the
be now raised, the slip of wood placed
on the sill, and the sash drawn closely
upon it If the slip has been well fitted,
there will be no draft in consequence of
the displacement of the sash at its lower
part, but the top of the lower sash will
overlap the bottom of the upper one,
and between the bars perpendicular cur
rents of air, not felt, will enter and leave
How to Light a Dark Boom. To
light a dark room looking ont on a nar
row yard or street lot the glass be
roughly ground on the onteide, and set
flush with the outer walL The light
from the entire visiblo sky, and from th
remotest parts of tho opposite wall, will
be introduced into the apartment re
flected from the inumerable faces or
facets which the rough grinding has pro
duced. The whole window will appear
if the sky wero behind it and from
every point of this luminous surface
light will radiate into the room.
They Are Again Appearing in Great Numbers
Portions of Minnesota, Kansas and
Nebraska Being Again Eaten Up by
[From the Chicago Tribune.]
Painful reports come to us from many
sources concerning the reappearance of
the grasshoppers, and the apprehension
daily grows stronger that these pests will
again destroy the crops in several sec
tions of the west.
Dr. Frazey, who returned last week
from a business visit to Southwestern
Missouri, reports to the Sioux City Jour
nal that " the young grasshoppers are
devouring everything green in that por
tion of Missouri named. The people
are all panic-stricken. Cattle and horses
are dying by the hundreds from starva
tion. They can hud nothing to eat, not
even buds or leaves on the trees in the
woods. Everything has been eaten up
by tho peats - Merihmiti! iavo refused
to credit men, who, two years ago, were
considered wealthy, ruined within the
past two years, and many of the mer
chants are leaving that country with
A lady writing from Western Kansas,
under date of April 19, says: "I spent
the day at the farm last Thursday, and I
never saw so many grasshoppers in my
life. They are very small not a quarter
of an inch long. The planks around our
flower-beds wero completely covered with
them, and it was impossible to walk with
out killing them. Mamma's rosebushes
and all the plants were stripped of every
leaf, and not a blade of grass was lett.
Tho wheat is completely ruined. As it
that were not bad enough, the chinch
bugs are waiting for the corn to come
up. Papa says he has ten acres in, but
he don't think he will plant any more; it
is too discouraging.
ST. JOSEPH, MO.
Mr. O. W. Fiskins and Mr. Ebbrcy,
who have just returned from Missouri,
state that in the neighborhood of St. Joe
millions of grasshoppers have made their
appearance, and are eating up every-
thiner. JMr. i iskins says they are now
as larcre iis a horse-fly, and quite spry.
In walking in the fields hundreds of
them rose before him: and so thick wore
they that, by sweeping his hand through
the air, he could get as many as niry at
a singlo grab. This report is confirmed
by Mr. libbrey, who says that m some
soctions he visited tho 'hopper pests have
already devour ed everything green.
Tho St Paul Press sent out a reporter
specially to investigate the grasshopper
plnirue, and that paper oi a recent date
prints the result of his inquiries. Ho
says: "In Minnesota, so far as can be as
certained, the main depositing area is
now conuned to portions ot Brown,
Nicollet, Blue Earth, and LoSueur coun
ties, but the eggs are found as far east
as Goodhue county, in such quantities
as to cause serious apprehension among
the farmers of that thnvrng locality.
" Mr. James Hughes, a prominent and
very intelligent fanner residing in Nicol
let township, avers, Irom his observ
ations this spring, that the cocoons are
to be discovered in astonishing numbers
in localities, but that the larger propor
tion of those deposited in moist ground
have already been destroyed by natural
causes. But few ore found in the culti
vated fields, while the implanted strips
adjacent to the fences reveal them in
multitudes. On high or dry and sandy
soil the eggs have hatched (or are hatch
ing) in such nnmbers that the plagnes of
liarvpt stand shadowed upon every knotl.
and destruction and want seem booted
for a ride over this country on this
winged scourge, the locust of the plains.
"In the immediate vicinity of St.
Peter, and within the limits of the city,
millions of the insects have emerged
from the cocoons which have shielded
them during the inclement winter.
"The Hon. C. T. Brown, formerly
Surveyor Ueneral, speaking Irom per
sonal ana careiul oDservation, states
that the eggs are to be found in count
less numbers in the woods stretching
from St. Peter to Janesville, Waseca
county, a distance of about eighteen
miles, and the Deaten ground along uio
roadway is perforated to a greater ex-
tent ulRIl is me more yrciimig uuu pinuib
earth at a distance from the beatings
wheels or footfalls of animals and man
i ,1 1 1 -.it! j i :
The Farmers' Union learns that
Northwestern Iowa, grasshoppers are
hatching in millions, while in other
sections the eggs appear to have been
A erentleman writing from Southern
Kansas, says : " I fear this State will
be again scourged by the grasshoppers
mdeed, in many places, every green
thing is already eaten up.
Another report says : " Southwestern
Nebraska will again be destroyed. Along
the valley of the Republican, millions
of young grasshoppers have made their
appearance, and millions are yet in the
(round to come out. This is too bad,
after the long and patient work of
State Aid Society. I fear all their labor
will bo lost. Our farmers had a great
deal of seed sent them, and planted good
crops, only, as we dread, to feed our
As a man and woman were riding on
Detroit street cor, he whispered some
thing to her, and she began to speak out.
He nudged her and whispered again.
when she shouted:
"I will talk, so there! I would
soon the whole world would know that
you struck me with the stove-handle,
then got down on your knees and asked
mv forgiveness I
The man dropped out of the car like
shot, and the woman put her head out
the window and continued:
"If you aren't home on the minute,
I'll make you think you're been.truok
ty a tornado y
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FRENCHMAN AND THE FLEA
A Frenchman once so runs a certain ditty '
Had crossed the Straits to famous London city.
To get a living by the arts of France,
Ana teacn nis ncignoor, rougn rfuuu duh, mj umih
But, lacking pupils, vain was all his skill ;
His fortunes sank from low to lower still ;
Until, al last tttthetic to relate
Poor Monsieur landed at starvation's gate.
Standing, one day, beside a cook-shop door,
And gating in, with aggravation sore.
He mused within himself what he should de
To nil his empty maw, and pocket too.
By nature shrewd, he soon contnveu a piau,
And thus to execute it straight began :
A piece of common brick he quickly found.
And with a harder stone to powder ground ,
Then wrapped the dust in many a dainty piece
Of paper, labeled "Poison for de Fleas,"
And sallied forth, his roguish trick to try.
To show his treasures, and to see who'd buy.
From street to street he cried, with lusty yell,
' Here's grand and sovereign jfeo poudarr to sell :
And flckle Fortune seemed to smile at last.
For soon a woman hailed him as he passed,
Strnck a quick bargain with nun for the lot,
And made him five crowns richer on the spot.
Onr wight, encouraged by tuts ready sale,
Went into business on a iargcr scale :
And soon, throughout all London, scattered he "
The " only genuine pondare for de flea."
Engaged, one morning, in his new vocation
Of mingled boasting and dissimulation.
Ho thought he heard himself in anger called ;
And, sure enough, the seif-same woman bawled
In not a mild or very tender mood
From the same window where before she stood ,
Hoy, there," said she, " you ilonsueer fowae i
man! Escape my cratches now, sir, if yon can ;
I'll let you dirty, thieving Frenchmen know
That decent pcoplo won't be cheated so."
Then spoke Monsieur, and heaved a saintly sigh.
With humble attitude and tcarf id eye :
Ah, Madame I s'd vous plait, attendez vonj
vill dis leetln tins' exniain to vou:
My pondare gran ! magmnqne 1 why abuse him?
Aha 1 I show you how to wie him ;
First, you must wait until yon eatah deJUa;
Den, tickle he on do petite rib, you see ;
And when he laugh aha ! he ope his throat ;
Den pote de noudare down I Beoab ! bjs chou !
Wit and Humor.
Spirit of the press Cider.
Affairs in Japan Tea-caddies.
The Indian question Arms or alma
The observed of all observers Venus
in her transit. -
Whisky is more easily rectified than
the mistakes it causes.
If a man lives exclusively tu vegeta
ble, is the fluid in his yeins blood or
Of what beverage did Julius Csesar
die ? Of a Boman punch, administered
Bun: is a woman's prerogative; but
buty in a man iz the next kalamity to
being a fooL
The New York hats are said to remind
the beholder of a Long Branch hotel
all piazza and band.
The uncertainty of the known makes
us more anxious concerning the certainty
of the unknown.
The hair of a voune lady in Vermont
turned white in a single night She fell
into a flour barrel.
The man who knows all about drains .
and such like sanitary contrivances may
fairly be ranked as a connoissewer.
An Illinois editor bought his ink by
the jug full, because ho could get it
cheaper, but his wife went to fill the
inkstand ono morning and found it wasn't
ink, by a jug full.
District Visitor (blandly) "Well,
dome, and how do you find things, now?"
Crusty old cottager " How do I find
things? Why, by looking artor 'em, to
be sure drat you I"
An actor beinc recently absent from
rehearsal, the stage manager said he must
be finod. "But before he is fined he
must be found," suggested the low com
edy actor of the company."
Clara Louise Kellooo tells untruths.
She says, for instance, she wouldnt
marry the best man in America. It is a
joke, however. She knows we vo been
married a number of years.
A person was told that three yards of
cloth, by being wet, would shrink one-
quarter of a yard. " well, men, ne in
quired, "if you should wet a quarter of
a yard, would there be any left?"
An Iowa paper tells of a smart wife
who helped her husband to raise seventy
acres of wheat The way she helped
him was to stand in the door and shake a
broom at him when he sat down to rest.
In this part of the country when two
long separated friends meet they shake
hands and exclaim, "My dear fellow,
I'm awful glad to see you," but out in
Denver they come up, and, whacking
each other oa the back, exclaim: " Old
pard, I've fouled ye. Let's booze."
" What do vou do for a livine ?" asked
a farmer of a burly bergar who applied
at his door for cold victuals and old
clothes. " I don t do nothing much, but
travel about," was the answer. "Are
you good at traveling ?" asked the farmer.
"Yes," replied the beggar. "Then let's
see you travel," said the farmer.
Maud (with much sympathy in her
voice) "Only fancy, mamma, Uncle
Jack took us to a picture gallery in Bond
street, and there we saw a picture of a
lot of early Christians, poor dears, who'd
been thrown to a lot of lions and tigers,
who were devouring them." Ethel
(with still more sympathy( " xes. ana
Wmmn,, dear, there was one poor, if f i
that hadn't got a Christian."
AN ARK-EOLOGICAL DIALOGUE.
What a barking, grunting, snorting, crowing!
What a bellowing, roaring, braying, lowing !
What a croaking, snarling, yelping, neighing !
What a bleating, gobbling, quacking, braying!
What a guggling, clacking, chirping, cawing !
What a purring, cackling, twittering, jawing !
What a catel-wauling, chuckling, howling !
tvv... . iuiiiniF .nnnnitiff. vanning, bawling!
What a yelling, twittering, squeaking, squalling !
Keallv, nosa, l snow i tuiau uu un.cu
Mad if I don't immediately get out of this ere Ark !
My dear, yon should know that a contented mind hi
a continual feast,
And also that in life we must pnt np with every sort
The Austrian steamship Jennie, which
recently arrived at the port of New York
from Mantanzas, narrowly escaped being
swamped by several immense water
spouts, while off Cape Hatteras. Tho
officers of the vessel say these water
spouts were the largest they had ever
seen. The largest covered an area of half
a mile and were at least 1,000 feet in
hight "They reached far up into the
air," said an old salt, " and were there
met by an inverted cone, just like the
others, which seemed to come down from
the heavens to meet them." They were
described as tall columns, apparently of
mist or spray, but in reality dense bodies
of water, reaching from the sea to the
clouds, and moving along with great
rapidity before the wind. Sometimes
they were straight, and at other times
inclined, but always whirling around with
great rapidity. The crew broke several
by firing guns into them, the concussion
of the air causing them to burst, when
they tumbled back into the sea with a
fearful splash. The water wa fairly white