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sixth congress
k, April L'T—Sundry bills wc
v
I uHfl referred. A bilfto authorizi
mi expedition to the Arctic seas"
he Indian appropriation hill wa
iti'l difcu«s»-d, and petidin t.,. ,)
St nate adjourned.
April 27. -The Distric k tjw,
iropti itii n bill pa-.-d vr,i» ,,ny
\t:o reported ia r-'uard to raf
,i lin/iis dicholine sui to hf j,fj.
•rsy ol tUt' .-eliu«w.» iind receiver* ttnd
leui from unreasonable .-'arch awl
\ir. Thomas from tli« so^ct com.
jK*n»ions at,"' back pay, repot*,
,i)| t- Kjii'ilize bounties of soldiers ,.i
the rebellion. Mr. Dcbrell rose U,
(irder I':it a select CommiUei hud
•tion uvr the Hubject mutter of the
bill would involve a cost of on
ri.l lift3* millions and should hate iiiS
ion in the committee on military af.
House resumed consideration ot tin.
•ithorize the registration of tradt
It* contended the only cflicie: waj
Comrress could legislate ••, ti=* .sub
by proposing amendment, to tht
on. The previous que-t on ums ,ir
»!r- Hammond immd to strike cm*
1
auctions of the bill. Airreed to.
,LMideii then passed. Adjourned,
^nrtl yy.--V.'Uiou
i and appropriately refers
». into committee of the \Un
,,,u. .i.line •,,H ...
•II
J.
d-cUv-io:, w ,.
niel)ib'! *. A -. i
i. tio».«
.. Apiil 29.
ihiced by
•j.fation l»ii
il nuproprhin
•. !..r the !.••
'm. -it Mrii-.in-
i rid ttie !ii!i pit
-c W.i- itt'.d jo ..
it"!) the r»*po
1
i,
i. on.the .n.,:,
s i e u e i
i .for K
i:.,l -i.iv'y departm
J*
«tl
f•
iu kimi
clerk li're in the elate dep.i
ot.al tJ47.700. The ieport w is
irned.
k
rum
April 29.— Mr. McMai
(irih-reiK'e report on th
i .11, and il wue acieed to. 'I'lw aprr•
ir ttie public printioir ofliee retaa. i
«, and tiie iippiooiiatitiii for coni'it
aslru tion ol the n^rth of t:.
ii partment i- deerva-ed i »ru I*' •,
i.'JtM l'h" S*naUs um-r:dni.-titn»
route bill vv-re coln urred in. ind the
i :it m!o oinmittc: if the wlio|«, Mr.
i-!i in the chair, on the liiii umeiidini
r, venue hm^ Tlw remainder
!i wdr« corsijiufj in pre."»,r.'Kiij
a!lli|,lillieLit.-, Millie of.
V,
i and others n-ji-i ted A*. »v,-ni'._'
w. it hchl for thu eonriderati-i'i of t.
..-hin^' a cCiiirt of M--MOI1-, .Hi 1 iH
.• •..in" M'ent ia yeueral dehat" in .ri'n
.. ,, the toiumittc ii. ••.
r- ,J
A v i i -A re-o :u.
jfceer--tary of the int.
i e a i o i e
tb 1 n-.-id 'h^haietiiediist'nr
tt'li.' taken Up. Uie f» I
,r :,a i.iin tidment to »tirei
jivnili!. colored ',.-idet«i to \V\-I
i the ui iruin^ hou'-OAp. e-1. t:
i. n ropriaUon bib \*a- take: is
-J. t'ha re'_'uh.r '-rJer was tuc ....
betis^r the reroiution^ Ueclar::iLr
tl'-l t«» tiie (-e.it occupied by KeliO'- ir.
Vjucb iiipporU:l the rtsohiUon*, tc.it
•'iiitiudiiig hi. remarks, the ,,,
v e
The other amendment-* were iujti.
'i:rred in. The, Hou.-e v.cnt into .xrnmit
'f'die whole, Mr. Stevcn.-on in the ctinir,
'"i1 private calendar. The fomtiiit'si!
unci a number of bilii ^rauUa„ p.-n.-iona
paoeed.
I
snatb
May 1 —Not iu sesaio.i
•iIorsK, May 1.—A bill was reported
M^tytand ratify the agreement submitted
ftlic confederated Ute Indians for the ml
"(".r re?erv:iti( n in Colorado. I'r'uited and
••jramitted. 1 be bill parsed providing that
Oitthvcrifyin^ the returns mi de by na
hanks may
IK*
taken by a notary p*h-
"r. Mouey, of Mississippi, ottered a re
iw which was adopted, i.uthori/.ing the
atary of -wnr to nd 4,KM rations to
Miss., in aid of the £utl, rcr-. i.i i:
'ulute by tiie ey lone (f Ajiril '2'\
••bOfeoiuinittess bein^ called for, the '».i-
Invalid pension* reported a I*ill
tho salary
of
mmp
w'deh
were ndoptcd, otlieis reiected.
Ian went, ,yVt,r vvilhoi.t tiuai actsou ami
House adj nirncd.
First, American in New
t*} 4"
if rirt American who seems to -avo
New Mexico wa- '..tncs
'f•['.:in '"lvent'irou^ lur trsider who
-si hi&
wav u
,)n 'L strunt. An o i
v",'
If,n(liman
m'li'r
l*hen
"us Midden realisation of :!. proxi'i
tlio progrcssiie and *-. .,r:ned
'f
1
s to
p:"d
th
j..-:.!!'
n i a v e
•liOMt
•lbitive
il
pp
uii
1
i
neJ for the |mrpo-.i- of allowin
itti'iui the funeral of Mr. Midi
of the Supreme court, which
'.iki pi.ice from the capitoL
d-
jna't)i-s
t^n. laid
iut
April 30. —IJi!li» were utro-
•d and referred. Mr. Singleton, from the
kiiniittceon appropriations reported back yio
P^iiir and diplomatic l)ill with the Senile
'U luif'nt, Ttie aniendment inereaMtn^ t!«»
~c i- ation for consular elerkr was eon
""il in. Tin* amendment appropriating
1W lor salaries aud expenses of comrais
ajipointed to negotiate a treaty bt
thi- United Staten and C^iina n lative
iwse immigration wa.-- 'on"uned in,with
Uiui'ndrnent appropriating: |4 h0U lor the
'a M'cretary to the cotnaiie-riur,, o.uiO
us interpreter, and f4.6bO for incM?ntaie*-
mu
l'-' i resulted
•I
hs,np?
1
*i- leaders ol
-.i. c.,a(juen rinailv should
•wwhclm «l, ...... „r Spain i„,|„.
e» »„r
u
iifli
I i K'' e\peu i
i t-_ i .~l currcd
trmhtcn ti-rt-i i s
hi«l.ilg,.s. j'/'
\to
I'OlJTiTAL CON VKM10\s
Five State "tiveut .,:^
wer
t'«« respective Nation^:
tlOUS at C'ir or,., ,, ......
i lows:
Mr. MeCord made a lon^ l.*trai
in opposition to the hi:!, us Ijeing
.itir u.'il and tcndbu to ^ratit ^ri at
•ion to fir ilt' 'ban domcstv iratK
,u
lVjin4ylv:iniii
iii- l).':ie I ratio atatc i.
i
,.t
at iUrn.sl.ur- T:,e two tacti«uis oi the
!}:iry,
the «.n. ,• -i by Speaker !l.»nd tll,
I'.' 1 the other uy
,.rut-.r
Wallace, etlect-
ed a compromiM? »n tin* basis, that half
ot each loritestinir i'hiladelphia deleoa
•»ii shall b.- admitted t-. the conven^m
iu( (Uijrit i tht1 uiulcrstiin'iin *1 thut
II. 1*1 UFTRD
T.'i? iJ.
ii
))llso
W
A -iatfl i
!S i•
adopted
the commissioner oi pen*
,'!siat referred. The post ollice corn
u poi ted a bill recommending on a p.
Routing Laid aside to l.» ,-ub
'-••ntly caii(.(j
Up_
rpju.
then t-ok up
Inrtii b.ternal rc\e»ne law,
li'jiM0
r,
rna'ndcr
Us".'0'1' a,n(-'Ddmer.ta
f,..
i/.d
rkaiisjis. trnv"!ed
^enMveiy the mown-iin, -t
u
h» uow Colorado, aud tiuali, '.v
(^own
Wur :is
1
.a
to Sanf'i i*V, v
I
u eariicnter, jro\v u
»»!»•«. but sM-ten..-
had appeared -it
(w 10
i »y wav, ia r-
•Qj^ "lEf
ie
,:t
'irst intelligent mar. w:
PjojereUgoldm tlm was tin.
[itariiV/en
10
Sttii' w)k» was
o welcome t'ue tmuiwrtal Pike
lwu
-''e ltnmwrtal I'iKe
•-1''dnVn- March day in 1M'»,
-ii' hp-i i ft? damped into Santa Fo at
.onotW
s
Falstaflian band, bat less,
k-to'rs plains .r! 1
i
I* i_ i.ait -!ia,l vote a unit tluvujyh its
^•:irman. T!«»* committee to whom the
i..,e, »t '••»uproniie w«s referred, also
1
I'lo&t the onvention to
t'
u
proceed to Philadelphia
tiU,
•'i
i u e
to i i
i*H7r it
were appointed
olretnr.s at lai^e. Jo!:U A. -Tenks was
nominated fct Mtprem .Tiri^e aud Col.
K. P. Dec 1 ertct I'hih lelphia tor Auditor.
Senator Wallace says the State delega
tion will stirul U) i Tilden and 28
agar-.•*
,,
m. )u
k
otliei h-m-l If.
Sc«'tt, Krii.', ci limine -It) Ttiden vute- :n
delegation and 15 lbr !I :^eo k
Ohio.
i jbhean State
vened at Columbus
resented in t:ie o:r.
gates of whom 481
lor Shertna.!, the
r.i.r party
i': a by
Lake
1'ij
of the session was d-voted
belnj? oth.-red,
-p-
1
j- ilaan
.. nli.-r
Those two MentlfUieii divid. tnc inter
est
of
the convention: lo-ither Gi mt
!:^-ernn,enl
i-iti/.euof the United State' r.a
a» well as
limits, in the xcrc,»e -f -cry r„ht ... -hat^
^ver a v or liv tver ru»»niitt6u,
t'.- whole po-A theiioveriiiueiitbhou.J be
""r
1
IL*'. .«if d'-' duty »f the national
{ovVrniu^nt to protect the
elect,..^
critic pai ty to nullify or up.ai
r, ti*is Hiibject as mioitrlotic and tab aUud
•i -outage and ft.r'. i trar.-l. ..
That wo arc in favor of the mam
tenant of a sound rurrencv based on um
r", .,. n »-Vuh
pndiation. eo»u»ratalaia the country
iiwMd, rhat t« o n,
,(ull ,hon-mii.^
m-siircd and
•ar s
.ic
^fxieans were great!v aiHrrned
lUoh-J, That the reai abjlitv. inval l.ible
»orvi.~H. !o„g xpeneuce. puie'and exalted
character, and nnw^veri'-j: fidelity to Uepuidi
can principles of our Minnaishc.l f^now citi
Ken. John Sherman, entitles faioi to ihe highest
aoaors and confidence of the UepubUeau partv
of Ohio and of tli^ Country. His n:*tcbl*8
hkill and conraite
,. i
:i
Wtdnesday, April 2S, to ap|Hj nt ,•
"'xU
H.S a
protect all citizens in the employment of all I
rights given or guaranteed by th? constitution
and laws, and to secure prosperity to the ia
dnstres of the country.
i
t- "tie ills-: ...
A a
The .Democratic State cuiventioQ
feansylvMii^ roavenel at Harrisbnt^,
i the moruint» of the. second day of the
jsion, April 2J, received the report
ie i-ommiWeo on crcd'.Mitials, and eft
a perniHii-*nt orii«»jination. A pi i'
•rtn v\ as id-tj lMelity ti th!j
moametit:'.! the .rtv »fnt
ie tnilipisy I'-'-: to
til
1
i until'
tr ..lot is
r» .• ».•'.. i
"iw,T a,
e\ jil'i
is
.. town
people. t"
o.'«J a:ii Vu"
!r:" coin: dec!:.:
i»y the fr**!"!
i $ui'
.-v -.t• that ts.. emocra' •uty
of th -k'n^u i *Iiat
:h nhit ihe preU-isMns
tri!,-. 'ion companies:
I of 1- bv w :i «-:i the
i -o a. «'.fin i' lepre
•:n:ue: it the deie^atfj
al,i»a-.-!' -n
Ik
lnstrncted
abroj»at'nti. of th" t*v«-t:iirds
plat
as
was
Milpt to usert in th
ions
nntit
•w is
•jatesjt
on vei:' :i
iv atir if
-e ir'v
i im Steiiger
ap{)ointi.".i del-
iorm in
a s
defeat e!
toil tspeof t"
William M. :v :t
ot the Kanda",.
egat»-s at large, 11. Kii tnet Mcnannan
and William
Mil
a.'ol
State ticket was riominnted:
Spcretary of State—Charlr.s Townsend of
Athens.
Judge of the Sunreme Court—George W.
ilclvain, of Tus -Rrawiw.
Clerk of Ihe iSup:ttJie Court—Dwiijht C-ow
I.11. of Ashtabula.
Member of tbe Boar i
niav designate a^ a catnudattj.
nnr
any other ma-.! tnketi into f.-M-idjr
tttion
s factor*
a
'ci.vasi-' Ihe
convention proceedsi appi iele
o itcs,
to
the Chicago .invention lrom t.f
twe.itv C'on.
iy- Thf 1
'stri
•r»poir,t.
v. i:-o d.•! --gtit-'S tit la7ge
William liennisonof Frank
1 '.ate ian 1 i- itn tor .•! a:nOt
^t,-r
•I !e
The it
..-|' rin fli*
thiiiou*) adof.
i.d ,-onvenf.
7, I'hnf wi»
enuticiaU-tl in 'lie re-.
pit's
tbe
xtc-n-
'. Itepf blir in Natio
A' -.»./'*•/, That we are favor ot
si.»n of a hj-stem .fir-, put.l'c seh.-.l^tiiroagj
out the whole coantr supported
:tsatll
tempt from sectarian miiuences
e very child of pro og". «md to .iat ad
aie in favor of-ill apprnpiiate a".l «-..i«Utn
tional legislation.
llfMl-i'l Thut we are in favor of .» »i.l»
teet.on by'the risti,nsl
1
South Carolina.
Tiie Republican State Convention met
at Columbia. There were 120 delegate?
•jiesent 40 white and f»0 colorcd. Dele
gates to the Chicago convention were
duly appointed. II. Shrewsbury,
colored, offered the following r«so!u
tion which was adopted by a mri.joiity,
there being but few dissenting votes:
/. That the delegation to repr?f
Slate i.f houth Car
licasi ci.nvention
the ot'Ce*
Vine-President
are hereby
pie.'gM
th"c.,nstit•:.'»*•
I
rv
1
of ev^y
.veiu^
na a al
within
or vottim.mrt
p6V,iaMlts
now
the fnuts (f He
,n WP
publican aiinuaiHliat ion.
|ike«isn con-
rt.vival
gratulaU- the secure,! as they are
ot buninesB and imiuwt j, jpntcurrency,
^.r^rsfi rsrsss,--
1
tinaucipr has ir.-unlv i
•ontributed to aceotnpl:^t. n.ralua!)i"«
and dilhcnlt work ..f .vptioi ami
refunding the pub.: tebt, and i
rnauv* him the trustcti repre*ent&iiv>- puoiio
life of the busineM inU'ttsts of *!i classes of i
the American people, lie ba« been trained
from tbe b?emr,ing .f tiis public Uft. in advo
*acy of the^ i^'htB of man, a-id man Lias I
heen more unfalU ring in his demand that the
whole power of the government shoi.ld be used
to protect the colored people of
the South from unlawful violence
and unfriendly loea! legislation and
in view of his services to his countrv, and his
eimuent ability as .» statesman, we, the llepub- i
hoan party of Ohio, present him to the Kepub- i
lican party of the country as a ht candidate for
''resident, and respectfully urge upon the lle
publiean eonvention at t'tin ago his nomination.
and the district delegates are respectfully re
qnested to vote for his nomination
/'••.-)?/*1, That we cordially endorse th« ad
ministration of President Hayes in maintain
i ing the legislation, principles and purpose* of
i the Hepnbhcan party, designed as they are to
maintain the existence of the government, to
That we pledge the united and
earnest efforts of the liepiiblicans of Ohio for
the election of nominees of the national Be
publican convention. i
During the reMiimsf of th? resolution i
md during the •. Sherir. :i
iaiuo was sullictcnt i tii« Mu-^t
h'virty :ip])I rase, yet t'.ie applause which
lolhswi'd tiio lct'cn-nces Iliatuc were
ciiven w it' i rcit e irn«"-tnce--. The l«?l!ow- i
5
»1 .•
Mii-rkirt.
W
of
"ks—,S. P.
II.isn.cr. of M,i'-kicg\:.!.
Seh"ol Gimmissioi.
Sir.nuRit.
'i'.ic del'-oa'n's at .,
n-g and app.iinte-i the foiiovvtng alter
:iati's: Orria B. Gould, of Sciota Chtis
lian
Dewolt.
the
llaniil
""n James Bufort,
(color..-i .ft a- a*ri F. Kumber. oi
onapcticut"
Hartford
si convent ori met at
nti appointed the following
dulegatea at large to the Cincinnati con
vention as toll'iws- Alfred E. Burr,
Hartford W. E. Paiooss, New Haven
!). S. Wells, Norwich \V. If. Barnum,
Salisbury. DLstriet (delegates were also
•-h'. son. Tiie convention instructed its I
delegates to vote »t Cincinnati for the
retention of the two thirds rule. The
platform adopted i. i substance as
follows:
The resolution* av tdkcrence to the
constitution and respect for iU limitations
for a civil service which shall bring to all
parts of tha ^overuruent former honesty and
economy: deuoanciug the c-lection of l'resi
dent Hayes as a fraud, calling for the nomina
tion of a candidate at Cincinnati devoted to ^ako things easy
the c.'.^tdution aud honest government and
of a conservatism which will unite the party,
aud prt ^jnbing tht- unit rule for the gov
ernment of the action jf the Connecticut
delegation.
I to this point th.i.' convention was
harmonious, but tlu introduction of a res
olution in opposition to the candidacy
ot Tilden produced a great uproar.
Speeches ot great animation tor and
against the resolution were uude. By
its opponents the resolution was declared
a '-tire biand." Finally it was moved
that all resolutions be indefinitely post
poned, and that a resolution We adopted
pledging support to the Cincinnati nom
inee.3 The motion was carried by ac
clamation, and harmony was restored.
The deleat of tiie regular resolutions
leave the delegates to vote accoiding to
their individual choice: The majority of
the delegates chosen, it is understood,
will support Tilden. or whomsoever he
nt th?
dita 1 si the national Kcpub
to nominate oaodidv.oa for
ot President. and
ol the United States
instructed and solemn ly
a* unit to thf end of the
ie.m'i-" for" the vM-rld renowned aud m'.-st
available candidate, Gen. U. ti. Grant, and
tha' upon ail question 1 arising in RSia cunveu
t- th'v arc earnestly recommended to vote
in i'ike manner to the rnd that the true int-r-
th.-y repio-ieat may b"
Vricansas.
'1: Kcpublican State C'onu-ic: u»
1,' Little Rock to appoint rielc^ates t':
Chicago Convention.
Considi'.rab.e
t.ine
was spent in effecting a permanent or
.rri'/ation. Committees on resolutions?,
and H-lertion of delegates were apioiut
ed alter four hour's debate. The com
j..,» 1 re.-ilutious reported a resola
tion endorsin" and instructing for Gen
en! Grtnt, which, on motion of es-Sena
1 1 vton, was ,'uncnded, lnstru.'ting
i-M-^ates to \ob' for Grant, and use
t'leir individual and collective efforts so
io.10 as his name wis before the conven
tMin to secure his nomination, which was
iiidiiii.a.
A State Convention of the National
Greenback party assembled at Indianap
olisApii!~3. There were, between 250
aud o00 delegates present. Richard
Gregg was nominated for governor and
nomas Dubrule for Lieu ten a tit Govern
or.and iittiil state ttcxt'* A latlorm was
adopted declaring that tin* people through
ilu-ir government should rtwume control
*vnrrr »jK. rnids.
v .. '.r. -,he |-nymeut
.'i'omcs due.
iivsio. rigitt to en
.:s that the public
ilioint-s fur actual
s tiiose in public posi-
,.it»o
••. tisnatv'
i .(• lie
1
s 'ttlers dcnounct
tion who secure illegitimate gains as un
mitisrated thieve? demands renintr.v in
pub!:e atiairs- declares sscred the ina'licu
a'se li^htot every citizen opj^oaes the im-
-•!'.'.11
u ot Chinese servile bib r.
'aliforr.i.v
The Republicans of California held the
State convention at Sacramento. April
2i). The resolutions adopted reaffirm the
Republican national platform of 1870,
and the State platform of 1874—demand
a continuation ot tiie p'i ii.-v of resump
tion: demand the niamt-iinaace aud en
forcement of all amendments to the con*
stitution of the United States affirm
that the Republicans of California will
support the nominee of the national
Convention Chicago, whoever he mav
be. but declare the electoral vote ot the
St it-* is .-ure to be given for James G.
Blaine, if he is nominated, and instruct
their delegates to vote as a unit first,
last, and all the time lor .Tames G. Blaine,
and to use ail hoi r.J 'e mean- to
secure
is:s nomination ?resid' i: the
t"n:b'.l State.
Near i)oath\
If were to live a thousand years,
Louis Blamling, a mining expert, would
not be likely to forget tlio ti rrible ex
perience be passed through iu a Neva
da ore shaft in the month of February,
lsso. 3Ir. 13landing lived in San Fran
cisco, and went to Nevada to examine a
quartz tame. Accompanied by the
owner, with lighted candles, they en
tered the tunnel. Twenty-five feet
from the head of it they came to a
winze tifty-six feet deep. Over this
winze is awindlu-.s. Mr, Blandiug ex
amined it caref.iily, and, observing no
weak spots in its construction, had his
companion let him to the bottom. He
inspected the ledge, made measure
ments, secured a sack of specimens,
ami, putting one foot in the bight of the
rope, shouted to the man above to hoist
away. After ascending thirty feet he
ceased to rise.
Wind's tiio matter?" he asked.
"Tn nindlaf- n broken,*' wo.-* lae
reply
Fis it, and hoist awav."
"lean* The support at one side
lias broken down one en of the drum
has dropped to the ground my shoul
der is under it, and if I stir the whole
thing will give way," wan the startling
replv that came back.
The candle at the tc} had been ex
tinguished. Mr. Blanding recopmzod
the urgency ol bavi ng a cool head in
such an emergency, and told the party
He dropped the
candlestick, sack oi specimens, and the
hammer to the bottom of the winze.
Then, bracing
0:10
of his shoulders
against the side of the hole aud his feet
against the other, he worked his way up,
inch by inch, the owner taking in the
slack of the rope with one hand. Thus
he ascended ten feet. Then the sides
of the winze grew so far apart that this
pian could no Jonger be pursued. There
was but one salvation. The remaining
ten feet must be climbed "hand over
hand." Releasing his feet from the
knot, he put the idea into practice.
Exhausted by his previous ellorts in
walking to the mine and exploring it, it
seemed to him he had climbed u mile,
and, stopping to rest, found by the
voice above that he had yet five feet to
go. With another superhuman effort
another start was made. After what
seemed an age one of liis hands stnek
the edge of the covering on one side of
the mouth. His body and limbs were
suffering the agonies of cramps and
soreness, and his bruin began to reel.
Ail sorts of frightful phantoms filled
his mind. With a final etlorfc he reached
up and found he could get the end of
one hand's finger over the edge of tiie
board that answered for part of the cov
ering. With the despair of a man who
faces a fearful death and knows it, he
let go the rope altogether, and raiding
tho other hand obtained a precarious
h'dd. His body swung back and forth
over the dark abys.- an instant, and, as
he felt that liia hands were losing their
bold, ho cried. "Save me quick I am
^oing'"
Just then his companion, who is a
iaan of great strengtn, dropped the
end of the drum, and, grasping his coat
1«'liar, drew him out
011
hk
the floor of the
tunnel.
The mining expert was utterly pros
trated as liis rescue was effected, lie
was carried out of the tunnel, his clothes
dripping in perspiration, and laid in the
ni w. When partially recovered he
was assisted to a house thiee miles
away. His whole frame was so racket
1
with the physical and mental tortur«
thut for several hours he had 110 use of
some of his limbs. Two days after he
returned to the mine, and with an iron
bar broke the windlass into a thousand
pieces, then fished tho "sack of speci
mens out of tho winze. During a
whole lifetime of mining adventures in
some c-f the deepest claims in the world
ho said ho was never so near the door
of deutu, and ho hoped never to pass
througti the like again.
Boston newsjMipers tell oi a
stage-struck woman who got a divorce
from her husband in order to become
an actress, failed dismally behind the
footlights, returned to her home, and
begged to be made a wife again, which
vas done by a remarriago.
A New Occupation far Wont^n.
With the exception cf the double
bass (violin) and the heavier brass—in
deed. I am not sure that these excep
tions are necessary—there is no instru
ment of the orchestra which a woman
cannot play successfully. The extent,
depth,and variety of musical capability
among the women of the United States
are continued new sources of astonish
ment at*i pleasure to this writer, al
though his pursuits are not specially of
a nature to bring them before his atten
tion. It may be asserted without ex
travagance that there is no limit to the
possible achievements of our country
women iu this behalf, if their efl'ortn be
once turned iu the right direction.
This direction is, unquestionably, the
orchestra. All the world has learned
to play the piano. Let our young la
dies— id way 4 saving, of course,
those who have the gift for
the special instrument—leave that
and address themselves to the violin,
the liute. the oboe, the harp, the clar
ionet, the bassoon, the kettle-drum. It
is more than possible that upon soma
of these instruments the superior dain
tiness of the female tissue might finally
make the woman a more successful
player than the man. On the flute, for
instance, a certain combination of deli
cacy with flexibility in the lips in ab
solutely necessary to bring fully out
that passionate yet velvetv touo herein
before alluded to and many maie piay
ers, of all requisite uua!iliea,tions so far
a3 manual execution is concerned, will
be forever debarred from attaining it
by reason of their intractable, rou
hps, which will give nothing but a cor
respondingly intractable, rough tone.
The odme, in less degree, may bo said
of the oboe and bassoon. Beside, the
qualities required to make a perfect or
chestral player are far more often
found in women than in men for
these qualities are patience, fervor and
fidelity, combined with deftness of
hand and quick intuitiveness of soul.
To put the matter iu another new,
110 oue at ail acquainted with thi.s sub
ject will undervalue tho benefits to fe
male health to bo brought alxmt by the
systematic use of wind-instrumenta.
Out of personal knowledge, tho writer
pleases himself often with picturing
how many consumptive chests, dismal
shoulders and melancholy spines would
disappear how many rosy cheeks
would bl&caom how many erect forms
delight tho eyes which mourn over
their drooping—under the stimulus of
those long, equable and generous in
spirations and expirations which the
execution of every moderately-ditlleulk
piece on a wind-instrument requires.—
yl hiey Lanier, in Scribner.
A Rich Man on Riches.
Tiie following story is told of Jacob
Ralgway, a wealthy citizen of Philadel
phia. who died :ny years ago, leaving
a fortune of $5,000,00 or $(,000,000:
Mr. Ridgway," said a young man with
whom the millionaire was conversing,
you are more to be envied than any
gentleman I know."
Why so?" responded Mr. Ridgway.
I am not aware of any cause for which
I should be particularly enviod."
What, sir!" exclaimed the young
man in astonishment. Why, aren't
you a millionaire? Think of the thou
sands your 'ticome brimrs vou in every
month J"
"Well, what of that?" replied Mr
Ridgwav. "All 1 get out of it is my
victuals and clothes and I can't eat
more than one man's allowance, or wear
moro than one suit at a time. Pray,
can't you do that much?"
"Ah, but think of the fine houses you
own, and the rentals they bring you!"
What better am I off for that I
can only live in one house at a time as
for the money I receive for rents, I
cannot eat it or wear it I can only
use it to buy other houses for other
people to live in they are the beuefi
ciarios, not I."
But you can buy splendid furniture
and costly pictures, and fine carriages
and horses—in fact, anything yon de
sire you can have."
And after I have bought them," re
sponded Mr. llidgway, "what then? I
can only look at the furniture and pict
ures, and the poorest man who ia not
blind can do that. I can rido no easier
in a line carriage than you can in an
omnibus for 5 cents, without tho trouble
of attending to drivers, footmen and
hostlers and, as to anything I desire,
I can tell you, young man, that the less
we desire in this world Ihe happier wo
shall be. All my wealth connot buy me
back my youth, cannot purchase ex
emption from sickness and pain, can
not procure mo power to keep afar ofl
the hour of death and then, what will
it avail when, in a few short years at
most, I lie down in the grave and leave
it all forever? Young man, you havo
no ciivs) to envy me."
I
is
pointed out that, in these bad
times, a hint how to provide a most ac
ceptable aud inexpensive present for
the children may not be unwelcome.
It was the practice of an eminent army
surgeon to lock up his olivo bram a
week before the anniversary of his
birthday. On that day he solemnly
opened his dungeon and released him
saying: Tho mast valuable boon
which man can enjoy i3 liberty I Take
it, my son, as a welcome present from
your parents I"
Tee shamrock used by the Irish was
introduced by Patrick McAlpine, since
called St. Patrick, as a simile of the
Trinity. WIi2n ho could net make tho
people understand him by his words,
lie showed the Irish a stem of ciover or
trefoil, thereby giving an ocular demon
stration of the possibility of three
uniting into one, and one into three.
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