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The Lincoln County Herald
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TIIEO. JD. FISHER.
Sl.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
SIMUMJ COPIKS VIVK CUNTS.
JEIJC4ENE L. SI 1 AO It,
Troy, - - MiaNOiiri.
U, ILL attend to nit kinds of Dental work
anil gunrantco entire latlrfactlon. He will
vltlt the different pnrts of tho county, previous
nutlet- of which visits will be given
rfr-Offlce Front room over C. C. Itansdell'i
Boot and Shoo Stirc. jul3n27
'.c.aoounioii. w. w. birkuead
'Troy, - - Missouri.
UH . Ill UK 11 1: A 1) will lie In tho nllico nil tlio
time. Dr. tlOODHICIt wilt only bo here
from timo to time, duo mi tiro of which will be
liivrn. (las Tor the PAINLESS extraction of
iceih administered nt nil times by Dr. Dlrkhcnd.
Aupust 31, 1871 v6n2uyl
G . T. DUJVX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
;'cw Hope, - - Missouri.
W ill practice" in the Courts f tho Nineteenth
.ludical Circuit. Special uttontton given to col
It C. MAGRtJDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
C'lp-ati-C'ri, - Missouri.
Will practice lu tho Courts of tho Nineteenth
.) Uiiictnl District. v7ni
IV. C. iMcFARLANDs
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In the Courts of tho Nineteenth
.lihJicml Circuit, nud will givo rpecial attention
lu coilcftirii. UHitc Front room over J. It.
Kiiux's Hunk. vnlil
CI I AS. MAIiTIiY, Jr.,
ATIOKNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
V ill prnelice in nil tho Courts of tho Nine
let nth Jiidicinl Circuit. Special attention given
in tho collection of debts. vlinS'J
A. V. u'KRI:. HKMtY gl'tfil.KV. h. K.llllNtll.H.
McKEE, QU1GLEY & I! ((MILS.
ATT ORNEYS AT L W,
roy, - - Missouri.
Will prnctico in tho various Courts of ihls und
ailjoiulag counties, special uttentioii given to
inlleetioiis and matters relating to rent estate,
.H(3" Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry
Mlccti, just below Lnclcdo Hotel. n!JUv7
J II. ALLEN. W. T. 1IAKEK.
A1M,E: & KAEvKEi,
Ailoiuejs-al-Law, Agents Stale ami
Phoenix Insurance Companies,
and Ural Estate Agents,
EiO V, M I S M O IJ EC I .
JOiEPlI 1J. ALLEN, Notary Public,
85. W. WllEELEK,
A'toniey at Law ami Notary Public,
Xli V H01U, MO.
illnllrnd to nny profcslnnnl business m tho
' 'i s of Lincoln, Wiurcn, Pike und Montgotii
'i 'unties. scp7'7lu.'10yl
Al 1 KAZIEH. (1- W. COLHEUT.
lv:azivik iV :oi,i.i:itT,
Attorneys at Law &. Ural Estate Ag'ls,
N til r.H't!ro in all tho courts of tho Nineteenth
1 iiiliciul Circuit, hpt'ciul attention given 10 col
li lions inn! to thu fiito and purchaso ami leasing
f' iciil cuUu. Abstracts uf tiller, warranty
uttils, deeds of trui-t and mortgages made out
4iu etiort notice Largo number of valuable
iuruid for ealu at low iriccs. Otlicu un Main
tree! In Hatmduirs building, up stair. v7n14
W Airo & CREECH,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls,
Will l.ructico In nil the Courts of the Nineteenth
'udlclal Circuit, and thu Supremo Court of the
Ktnli-. All business entrusted to their caro will bo
(rouiptly attended to.
Oflleo over Dr. S. T. East's Drug store, OOlco
ii urs from 9 a in. to 4 p. ui.
TIIOUNIHLL & BUSWELL, Fronr's.
1"MIIS is a first-class hotel, furnished In good
I style and Its tnblo supplied with tho best the
market affords. Strangers slopping in Troy will
find here nil the comforts of homo.
Tho HAll is stocked wl'h strictly prlrao Li
quors, such as Ilnindln, Whiskies, Wines, Alo,
iilu, etc'.; ulso the finest brands of Cigars,
NOTICE la hereby given that letters of ad
ministration were granted to the under
signed on the estate of Samuel Truelovs, deo'd,
Ly tho Clerk of the i'robato Court of Lincoln
county, Mo., on the 7th day of May, 1872.
Persons baring claims against mid estate are
required to exhibit them to the ndtnlnis'rator
vllblnone year from tho date of said letters, or
they may bo precluded from any honotit of said
ostuto i and if not exhibitel within two years
from tho date of said letters, they will be forever
barred. Im30n22 E. Q. SITTON. adui'r.
N OTICE is hereby given that letters of admin
istration wero grunted to tho undersigned
on tho estate of John C, llaugh, decerned, on
the HtU dax of May, 1872, by tho Clerk of the
Pre bate Court of Lincoln county, Missouri
All ferious having claims against said estate
uru require to exhibit them to tho udutiulstrator
tor allowance within one year from the date of
said letters, or they may be precluded fiom any
benefit of sold estate and If not exhibited
within-two years from tho date of said letters,
they will bo torevcr buried.
u2:in2l WILLIAM WHEELER, adm'r.
"tlbttflbe for tire HJKHAI.P. Oaty l
LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD.
WAVES f MI3)I() v,
0 rca I 0 Sea I
Thcu slngest to me,
In mellow, changoful lay,
Of racm'ry's flow,
In the long ago,
And childhood's happy day.
Thou 'mlndcst me,
In mournful melody,
01 tho friends of youth,
With henrts of truth,
Gone to eternity.
Ilrlng buck to mo,
In tender, witching strain,
Tho dear fond eyes,
And tender tics,
I ne'er shall see again,
Recall, lo me,
In heartfelt tuneful lay,
Tho brlghest ray,
In lovo's bright day,
And joys long slnco gono by.
Now weep with mo,
That my llfo of joy la shorn ;
Chunt solemn and slow,
As your waves uutwnrd flow,
That "Man was made to mourn."
Your waves are free,
And each ono lipped with light,
And as they flow,
1 seem lo know
My days shall yet bo bright.
0 Sea I 0 Sea I
So dear to lue,
Thou speakest in accents fond ;
My litt o hark
Is in tho dark,
liut there is light beyond.
A CONFIRMED BACIIELOH.
11V ANNA SHIDLDS.
"Fearful cxtruvagaucu I I never saw
atiytbiu; like it 1"
Mrs. Jdrotnu Watson ppoko with cm
phabU anil fueling, and Air. John Cox
heard liar inuekly, with u fuiut euiilu
hovering arouuil his lip,.
"What's is it now, Fauuy?" he asked
looking up from his uewpupir at his
sinter's Hushed face.
Tho word was fairly popped out of
Mrs. Watson's uioulh,. und Mr. Cox
seemed to fully understand all it iuiplivd
"Eliza suits mu," he .aid lazily.
"She keep.' tho house in order, cooks
superbly, and uovcr bothers "
"Keeps the house in order 1" said Mrs.
Watsou, with supreme scotu. "The
dust under the iotas, bureaus, und bads
is an inch thick. As for the uookitig, do
you know, brother John, thu waste that
goes on in your kitchen '"
"Hut, Fanny "
"1 will speak," was tho rejoinder that
cut short tho couitotupl.ited remonstrance
"if I did not couio over now uud then,
und exsreise some little supervision, I
believe Eliza would have you pay tor food
enough to support a family of ten. John
Cox," and tho tono was now awful in its
solemnity, "you uiust get u wife,"
"Mo, thank you, Fan."
"liut, John, do listen to reason. You
are rich, and you ought to have u family
around you. You ur nearly forty now,
and it really is time you had a wife, if
you ever intend to have one."
"But if I never intend to havo one,
"And leave your uiouey to a charity
hospital, or an alms house 1"
"I might do worse."
"You might do better. Come now,
John, j'ust think what a nice lot of girls
you met last winter at my parties. There
was Jenuio Stiles."
"Snub nose I Fanny, I abbor a snub
'Well, Lizzie Bates has a pur Grecian
"And sandy hair. If thero u on
thintr, mora detestable than another, it is
"Julia Stone has hair as brown as u
"And gray eyes. Fan., did you knew
I did 'seriously inolino' to Julia Stone
until I saw her weep, when I discovered
that her eyes wero that peculiar shade of
gray that shades to a lively green in
hours of moist tribulation."
"John, you ate incorrigible. But 1
had hop of you wheu you were sending
hothouse bouquet and handsomely
bound volumes of the poets to Mrs. Gor
don. Sho was so handsome, and eo su
perior in every way." 1
"Fan., never tell I told you. Sho
wrote I She was literary. Funcy poor
ma with a wife detailing the conjugal
felicities of Sophia aud Alfred upou
suporfiue foolscap, while John went with
out his dinner. Ugh I The first tight
of what she called her literary trifle
drove me from the field."
"Well, Josephine Darcy is not lit
erary." "No ; sho la just on remove from an
"But, John, you will never find per
fect woman. Every man' wifo tails
short of hi ideal. What can you say
against that little daisy, Laura M array."
"Just that she is daisy, a bread uud
"You are fight, John ; her ixten
years would not suit well with jour forty
summers. She is too youog."
'Ob, as for that, I am not eo rery old,
Fanny. My eyes aro ignorant yet ot
crow's foot, and tuy hair unitrouked by
"And Laura's uoio is a decide snub,
TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1872-
"Not at all. Jletromtie, Fanny."
"And her hair is sandy,"
"Fany her hatr is psrfcot golden in
color. In sunlight it is a tint to drive
on artist wild with ciithusiisin."
"I think ilouora Tevis would suit you
better, John. She is more mature"
"I abeuld think sol She is fifty if
sho is a day, and she drnnses hideounly,
I am tur Venus herself would b odious
in that green dress and red shawl, aud
the souls of her boots are two inches
''Well, John, I give up. I will try to
resign myself to the fact that you aro a'
continued old bachelor."
And with this parting shot, Mrs. Wat
son took her flounces and leathers from
her brother's ight to bestow the vision
of their magnificence upon Mr. Watson
und three olive branches who awaited
her at horn.
Sho smiled often us she drovo home
ward, uud once or twice nodded her head
as if well pleased at some unspoken sug
gestion of br busy brain. It was tho.
duarest wish of her heart to te bur
brother John marriud, at,d for many long
years he bad tried to accomplish this
end. 1' only caused her to apeak her
vehet .ot indignation when it was sug
gested that a bachelor uncle would prub
ubly bestow large legacies upon thclittlo
Sho did not want John's money, she
would declnro truthfully. She wanted
lesce doar John himself happily married,
with children of his own to tnheiit his
Tho conversation ulove recorded shows
how far from sucisfui she hud been ;
but a luminous idea was now busy in
her mind, uud she proceeded to act
'John," sho said, when he strolled
into her purlur thu next evening, "we
aro going to the Groves next w?ek ;
wbn are you coining '("
"I think I shall travel this sumuitr,
"Nov.-, John, n't will give us one
month L.- Co. lie 1 , promise !''
"But, Fan , u ulwas have so much
"If you will come, I wont have any
body at all not a young lady. I have
teased you awfully about a wile, John,
but I will let you uluiiu after this. You
may may livo und die in singlo blessed
uess. if you really desiro it."
"Theu I will come. But you told me
tho last timo we spoke of the Groves,
that Miss Murray was going with you for
"Oh, sho is such a inero child ; a snub
nosed, sandy-haired, brcad-uud-buutcr
miss, scarcely out of the school room.
01 course I am not so absurd as to sup
pose you will pay attention to her. 8' II
if you u ith it, I will postpone, her visit
till you aro gono."
"Oh, no. Don't alter your arrange
meuts on my account. Shu will uotiu
tcrfer with mo."
Mrs. Watson had call. J Laura Murray
a daisy, and a very bright, i'resh one sho
looked, as she stood upou tho porch ut
the Groves, the morning after her arrival.
Sho was very lair, with largo gray eyes,
and a profusion of light hair, junt siitli
ciontly tinged with red to be sandy, yet
glossy, waving and pretty in its true un
bound masses. Her figure was graceful,
aud sho was a lady in every word uud
hok, while yet a free-hearted child iti
Sho looked upon the middle aged
bachelor brother of her hostess with
respectful liking, which developed into
cordial good feeling in u few days. lie
was so kind, she thought gratefully ;
would carry her drawing book for her to
all the nicest places lor sketching ; drove
her out day after day, aud even indulged
her in what Sirs. Watson declared a per
fectly insane desire, namely, a canter
upou his own favorito horse Thunderer.
Theu in his trips to town ha always re
membersd a packagu of candies for the
children, and a separate dainty box lor
thu biggest child of ull, as Mrs. Watson
would cull hor, us sho enjoyed her share
Cunning Mrs, Watson I Not a word
or hint now dropped from her lips to her I
brother upou tho -often discussed subject
of matrimony. Sotuowhat ostentatiously
she would beg him not to allow Laura to
take him from his paper or cigar. She
drew his attention to thu fact that Laura
actually wrapped a scarlet shawl arouud
her wheu sho wore a shimmering green
tissuo that suited her creamy complexion
to perfection, She shuddered herself at
the thick souls on Laura's walking boots,
and eommented upon the fact that crying
made Laura's eyes green.
And John would sometimes admit,
sometimes combat these facts, and still
dovule tho 'nog leisuro hours of country
life lo Laura.
The promised month was marly over,
and Fanny plo tded for a few more weeks
of her broth .t society.
"Don't e. vn n now, John, when I
am goiug to iul' , the house pleasant."
"It is pleasant enough, Fan.
"You aro a dear good fellow to say so,
but I know how you must have been
bored, John. Danoiug attendance upon
a school girl must havo boen simply hor
rible for a mat of your faitidiou refine
ment." "Not at all. Besides, Mis Murray
bus left school."
"But she is to young yt. am f ur
her uninformed mind can oemeffer com
panionship lor yours."
"There is a great deal of undeveloped
power there, Fan. She, brings fresh,
vivacious intelligence to bear upou almost
any subject. A few years of foreigu
travel would do wonders for her."
"I think you ar very kind to spoak
el her i b , Jofca. Put little
thine she is very plain."
"l'lutu, Fan. I plain I You never saw
a more exquisite complexion, and her
eyes are most expressive and brilliant."
"Bui green in tears, John. And such
"Good gracious, Fan, I you would not
havo the child tramping about thu coun
try lanes and roads in pnper-souled slip
pers, would ynu? She shows her seme
in wcnritiit good strong shoos."
"Of course. I approve of senso, and
Laura ha, as you say, considerable. I
think, if she wishes to cultivate her talent,
she would soon write very well, Sotuu
of her (otters homo are really literary
gems, they aro so original and vivacious,
But I hopo the poor child will never bo
"Why not? "Why should not a wo
man develop any power of talent she
"But, John, how if hor husband watite
bis dinner while Amelia and I'aul are iu
agonies of separation upon pnpir ? '
"Let hor husband wait I lie must ho
a nice fellow if he lata his own coarse
npputiin iutcrfero with tho outpourings
of genius. But I cannot talk any lunger
now, Fan. I promised Laura u drive.
Will she slay aHy longer, Fanny ?"
"0 yes ; all next mouth."
"WVII, don't cngago my room for any
body for a week or two, Fan. I am not
quite teady to start upou my travels yet,"
aud John went out.
"lie was scarcely out of sinht when
-Mrs. Watson twisted around und aston
ished young Watsou iu au impromptu
waltz, singing : '
"Oh, John, John, you are very far
Before retiriug that night she paid n
visit to Laura'ri room, and with wily
purpose lirouuht tho conversation to bear
upon her brother
"llu's a nice old dear," she said.
'Old I Why, Mrs. Watson, surely
you don't call Mr. Cox un old man I"
'No j hut, he's middle uced and fussy."
"How is he fussy ? I thought he wus
always courteous und g untie "
"Hut he has such odd ways."
"They must be generous houorable
ways, aud they ure so uncoiuui.u I eup
poo they seem odd."
"But still you kiiotr, Laura, a tuau ol
his age docs gut fussy, settled opinions,
especially if he is a confirmed old .bach
elor." "But, Mrs. Watson, ho ho you
know perhups Is hu a confirmed old
bachelor?" sue said dwspcratc.y ut last.
' Oh, yes, dear ; John will never marry,
lie has tuld mu so."
"But to diy, when wn were out ridiug
you know hu took mu out uud "
"Yes, dear I know ho is very kind
about taking you out."
"But wheu we wero nut riding to
day I am suro you can't bo muru as
tonished thuu I was," ' ,
"My dear, there is nothing astonishing
in John ta!:iug yuu to ride," said wicked
Mrs. W-tsoii, not helpiu'g tho young cirl
one atom iu her confessions, but inwardly
louuing to smother her with kisses,
"No " uud tho cri iii.4ori Hushes chased
each other prettily upou Laura's rounded,
dimpled cheeks "but to day as we
wero out, he he please don't be angry
he asked urn to marry him I"
Then Mrs. Watson did catch ll.o blu-h
iug happy girl into hor own motherly
ariLs, and givo her warm, sisterly wel
cotuo to her new honors, suie from nil
signs and omens, that love, and love only,
prompted tho hearts of thu pretty daisy
Laura -Murray and John Cox, no longer
a confirmed bachelor.
Ankcdotk or Tom Cokwin. Wheu
the late Tom Corwin was quito u young
man ho was oleoted a member of the Gen
eral Assembly for the Stute of Ohio, and
early iu tho session he brought in a bill
fur the destruction of the whipping post,
llo niado an earnest speech in favor of
the measure, to which an elderly member
replied us follows : "Mr Speaker, the
gentleman is uol us old us I am, und bus
not Bcsn as much of the practical opera
lion of the system of punishment which
ho desires to abolish. "When I .lived in
j Connecticut, if a fellow stole a horse, or
cut' up other antics, wu used to tie him
up and give him a real goad thrashiui: ;
and he always oleared right out, und wo
never saw auylhiug mora of him. It is
the best way of getting rid of tho rogues
that was ever tried, and without expense
to the State," Mr. Corwin only mado a
brief reply : "Mr Speaker, I have often
been puzzled to account for tho vast emi
gration from Connecticut to thu West,
but the gentlcmau last up has explained
it to. my satisfaction." It is almost need
less to say that Mr. Corwiu's bill passed
by an overwhelming majority.
Tim Persian Famine The famine
in Presia whioh new seems to be drawing
near its closo has boon productive of an
amount ot misery almost unparalleled in
modern times. Captain Pierson, an
Englishman who has rsosntly travelled
in that unhappy country, describes the
last stage of the famine as worse than the
first. On his journey from Shiruz to
Teheran be found tho road strewn with
half-eaten corpses; cannibalism was very
prevalent, and starvation had srousnd tho
usually quiet inhabitants to despair, and
brigandage and other erimoi of violence
wre rife all along the roads. In th
capital alon, out of population of
eighty thousand, at least twenty thou
sand have fallen violims to tbo famine
and it attendant diseases.
Young ladies) now usually carry two
umbrellas on she promenade ono in the
hand, dainty thieg of black laoe and
caived. ivory, and tho other for rain, be
ing slung to th waist by tw cbuioi,
Patrick Henry in Court.
Ills llrllllatit Defence or the Indicted
From tho Atlantlo fur July."
Tho intolerance of tho established
church Mr. Parlon illustrates by the
case of three Baptist preachers, who
were arraigned us disturbers of th peace
before magistrates who were determined
to couviet them, and tho following ac
count is givon of Patrick Henry's per
formance it was more than a speech
on the occasion :
Ho entered the court house while tho
prosecuting attorney was reading the
indictment. He was a stranger to most
of the spectators, und being dressed in
the country manner, his entrance excited
no remark, .When the prosecutor had
finished his brief opening, thu now comer
took tho indictment, and glancing; at it
with an exproision of puzzlud incredu
lity, began to speak in tho tono of it man
who has just heard something too astou
'.M.-iy it plouno your worship,, I think
I heard read by tho prosecutor, as I en
tered tho house, the papor I now hold in
try hand. If I havo rightly understood,
the king's attorney has framed au in
dictmcnt .lor the purpose of -arraigning
aud puuishin.' by imprisonment those
ttirco inoffensive persons before the bar
of this cuurt for a crime of great mag
nitude as disturbers of the peace. May
it please the court, what did I hear read?
Did I hear it distinctly, or was it mis
take of tuy own? Did I hear un ex
prcssioti us of a crime, that these men
whom your worships uro ubout to try for
misdemeanor, aro charged with with
Having delivered the.-o words in a
halting, broken manner, as if his mind
was staggering under the weight of u
monstrous idea, he lowered his voice to
its deepest base, und assuming the pro
fuuudest solemnity of muuner, answered
his owu question ; "Preaching the gus
pel of the Sou of God I"
Then ho paused. Every oyo was now
rivitcd upou him, and every mind intent ;
for all this was executed us a Keen or u
Siddons would have performed it ou the
stage aye, voice, attitude, gesture, ull
in accord to produce the utmost possi
bility of effect. Amid a silence that
could De fult, he waved tho indictment
three times round his head, as though
still amazed, .till unablo lo comprehend
Thou ho raised his hands und eyes to
heaven, und iu u tone of puthetio energy
wholly indescribable, exclaimed, "Great
At this point, such was tho power of
his delivery, tho audience relieved their
I'euli'jgs by a burst of sighs aud tears.
The orator oontinucd :
"May it please your worships, in a day
like this, when truth is about to burst
her fetters, when mankind ure ubout to
be aroused to claim their natural and
inalienable rights, when tho yoke of
oppression that m reached tbo wilder
ness of America, and the unnatural,
allianco of ecclesiastical and civil power
are ubout to be dissevered ut such a po
riod, when liberty, liberty of conscience,
is about to wake from her slumberings
and iuquire into the reason of such
charges as I find exhibited bcru to day
in this indiolmeut " Huro occurred
another of his appalling pauses, during
which he cast piercing looks at the judges
and at tho threo clergymen urraigned.
Then resuming he thrilled every hearer
by his favorite dovice of repetition : "If
I am not deceived according to the
contents of tho paper I now hold in uiy
hand these men aro accused of preach
ing the gospel of tho Son of God I" He
waved the document three times round
his head, as though still lost in wonder,
and then with the same electrio uttitudo
of appeal to Heaven, he gasped, "Great
This was followed by another burst of
feeling Irotu tho r-pcotators; and again
this master of effect plunged into tho
tide of bis discourse :
"May it pleaso your worships, there
are periods in tho history of meu wheu
corruption and depravity have eo loug
debased the human, character, that man
sinks under the weight of tho oppressor's
hand becomes bis servile, bis ubjeet
slave, Ho licks the hand that smites
him. Ho bows in passive obedience to
the mandates of tho despot; ami in this
slate of servility ha receives his folters
of perpetual -bondage. But may it
plearo your worships, such a '.lay has
j assed. From that period when our
fathers left tho land of their nativity for
theso American wilds,, from tho moment
they placed thoir feet on tho American
continont. from that motneut despotism
wus orusbed, tbo fetters of darkness were
broken, aud Heaven decreed that man
should bo free, free to worship God
according to the Bible. In vain were
all their Bufferings and bloodshed to sub
jugate this New World, if we, their off
spring, roust still bo1 oppressed and per
secuted. But, may it please your wor
ships, permit tne to inquire once more,
for what aro these men about to be tried ?
This paper says for preaching the gospel
of the Savior to Adam's fallon race I"
Again be paused. For a third time
h slowly waved tho indictment round
his bead ; and theu, turning to the judges,
looking them full in the faoe, exclaimed
witht he most impressive effect, "What
laws have they violated?" The whole as
sembly was now painfully moved and
excited. The presiding judge onded tho
scene by saying, "Sheriff, discharge these
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An inquisitive astorn man had his
oasal organ cut off by u buzz raw. This
came of poking his nose in other people's
A medical student who accidentally
dropped (he bauds and feet of an inlant
out of his pocket on Pennsylvania ave
uue, bus created quito u sensatiuu iu
A helpless old lady was turned nut of
house aud home iu St. Louis, last week,
by a man who owns $15,000,000 worth of
propafly in that city, because sbo was
unable to pay her rent, $0 per month.
It is not a tear sinco John A Logan
charged that ut the battlo of Pittsburg
Landing Grant "was so blind drunk that
ho could not lio down decently." Logan
supports Grant for ru-cleutioti.
A French journalist recently put out
his eye iu putting ou a cleau shirt.
Which shows that, like other things iu
thu world, putting on clean shirts prop
erly requires uibro frequent practice thau
Freuchmcu usually givo tt,
"Potatoes I" cried a darkey pedler iu
itf'criinorifj. 'UufU tiat raokotfou dis
tracts dc wholo neighborhood," came
from a colored woman iu a doorway.
"You kin hear me, kin you?" "lluur
you I 1 kin hear you a mile-". "Thank
God for dat I's hollowin' to be heard,
"Now I'll toll you about Ireland,"
said Henry Wil-on (alia etc.) less than
a yonr ogo : "Thoio who are not beg
garsnre natural thieves " When Wilson
was president of Know Nothing lodgo
ho had a human skull over his chair, and
used to refur to it as the "top piece of ono
tof those drunken Dutchmen."
A young lover culled his girl "sweet
fawn," and the uext day the simple
minded lass discovered in one of her old
school bonks that "faun" wus tho name
given to the lioman deities, which were
guardians ot the wood, that their form
was tnoit liko tho human body, but that
they hud :i short goat's tail und largu
horns. Tho noxt interview betweeu tho
couple was short and not very sweet.
A man was picked up recently by the
Cleveland QOhio) police who seemed to
bo suffering from mental aberration, but
on recovery gave this account of himsolf:
When ho left bis happy homo early in
the morning his wife kissed him good
by, as was hor custom to do when sho
wanted any errand performed, und then
asked him to 'go to the dress-maker ana
tell her that sho (tho wife) had changed
her mind, and would hava tho watered
silk mado up instead of tbo poplin, and
be sure to tell her, dear,' eaid the wife,
'that if she thinks it would look bettor
with ten bias flounces without puffiing,
and box pleated below the equator, which
should bo gathered iu hem-stitched
gudgeons up and down the seams, with u
trussot stitch between, sh can make it up
in that way, instead of fluting tho bobi
netto insortion, and piecing out with
point appliquo, as I suggested yester
day." Curiosities op the Eaiuii At tho
city of Modsna, in Italy, und about four
miles around it, wherever tbo earth is
dutr, when the workmen arrive at a dis
tance of sixty-three feet, they come to a
bed of chalk, which tbey bore with au
augur fivo feet deep. They theu with
draw from the pit before the augur is
removed, and upon its extraction the "
water bursts through the aperture with
great violence, and quickly fills this
newly made well, which continues full,
and is affected noilhor by rains or
drouths. But what is most rcmsrkablo
in this operation, is the layers of earth a
we descend. At tho depth of fourteen
feet are found the ruins of an ancient
city, paved streets, houses, floors and dif
ferent pieces of mosaic work. Undsr
this is found a soft, oosy eartb, mado up
of vegetable, and twenty six foot deep,
largo treei entire, such as walnut tree
with walnuts still sticking to the atom,
and the leaves and branohes in a perfect
statu of preservation. At twenty-eight
foot deep, a soft chalk is found, mixed
with a Urge quantity of shells, und this
bed is ':ven feet thick. Under this
vegetables are again found.
Soap ab a Cause of Skin Diseases.
The last number ef Scribnor's Monthly
suggests that the fut derieved from de
ceased animal whioh is ud in the man
ufacture ef soap, is doubtless the cause
of many of the cutausoti's affections
which have been observed of late years
among, those wbo employ the highly
pert1 I'd soaps which uro iu goneral use
umtHig fashionable people. It cannot be
presumed that the fat of all the glan
dered horses, distempored and mangy
dogs, and other defunct animals which
are daily consigned to the rendering
caldrons of the soap manufacturer can be)
asjnoderous as the oils which were onoe
exclusively used in the preparation ef
soaps, or as the greate of animals which
diseased. The ohances ire that the ren
dering companies, from which the soap
boilers generally obtain tho bulk of their
supplies of grease, receive very little
else than diseased animals for their ren
dering process. Ueallhy quadrupeds
seldom tind their way to the futmelter,
aud whou they die of old age do not
possess a sufficient amount of fat to make
thorn profitable to the rendering com
panies, Tbo frquuoy of outmeous diseases
on the hands and faces of persons who
aro aeoustoined lo the use of the per
fumed roaps that are now so extensively
manufactured and so largely sold, are,
ni doubt, attributable to tho fat of dis
eased animal whieh ha been employed
in their composition, and partly, nodoubt,
to the chemical product that aro usdo
tie ef is wanting them,