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PROFESSIONAL CARDS OF BELLEFONTE. C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. & BOWER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Office In Garm&n's new building. JOHN B. LINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Allegheny Street. QLEMENT DALE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Northwest corner of Diamond. Y° CUAI £ HASTINGS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA High Street, opposite First National Bank. w M. C. HEINLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW", BELLEFONTE, PA. Practices in all the courts of Centre County. Special attention to coUectlons. Consultations In German or English. w ILBUR F. REEDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. All business promptly attended to. Collection of claims a speciality. J. A. Bearer. J. W. Gephart. JgEAVEI & GEPHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High. w. A. MORRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court House. D. S. KELLER, ATTORXEY- IT r A W BELLEFONTE, PA. Consultations In English or German. Offlce In Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street. JOHN G. LOVE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BELLEFONTE, PA. Offlce In the rooms formerly occupied by the late w. P. Wilson. ——— BUSINESS CARDS OF MILLHEIM, &C. PI A. STURGIS, * DEALER IN Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, silverware, Ac. Re pairing neatly and promptly done and war ranted. Main Street, opposite Bank, MUlhelm, Pa. ~T CTDEININGER, NOTARY PUBLIC. SCRIBNER AND CONVEYANCER, MILLHEIM, PA. All business entrusted to him. such as writing and acknowledging Deeds, Mortgages, Releases, Ac will be executed with neatness and dis patch. Offlce on Main street. TT H. TOMLIXSON, DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Groceries. Notions, Drugs. Tobaccos, Fine Contectlonerles and everything in the line of a first-class orocery store. Country Produce taken In exchange for goods. ltfrin stieet, opposite Bank, Mllheltn. Pa. T\ AVID I. BROWN, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN TINWARE, STOVEPIPES, Ac., SPOUTING A SPECIALTY-. Shop on Main Street, two houses east of Bank, Mlllheim, Penna. J EISENHUTH, * JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, MILLHEIM, PA. All business promptly attended to. collection of claims a specialty. Offlce opposite Elsenhutn's Drug Store. TTYFUSSER & SMITH, DEALERS IN Hardware, Stoves, Oils, Paints, y}lass,_N\ all Papers; Coach Trimmings, and saddlery Ware, C " A n grades of Patent Wheels. Corner of Main and Penn Streets, Mlllheim, Penna. ' ' • JACOB WOLF, K FASHIONABLE TAILOR, MILLHEIM, PA. " Wr&urnal Bookstore. CO., HAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, FA- A* WALTER, Cashier. DAY. ERAPB, Pres, A HARTER, AUCTIONEER, REBERSBURG, PA. fatlsfaction Guaranteed. lie pillietw Bmml VIOLET. Violet delioaie, sweet, Down in the deep of the wood. Rid in thy still retreat, Far from the sound of the street, Man and his merciless mood Safe from the storm and the heat, Breathing of beauty and good Fragrantly under thy hood, Violet. Beautiful maid discreet. Where is ths mate that is meet. Meet for thee—strive as he eould— Yet will I kneel at thy feet. Fearing another one should. Violet. The Golden Talisman. "1 cannot recommend you, believing you to be a thief, but I will be so merciful that 1 will let you depart. Go at once." The voice and face were stern and un yielding. Geoffrey Baird knew that all the piteous appeals he had made, the assertions of in nocence he had frantically declared hail fal len upon ears not indeed deaf, but closed to him. "Y'ou have been very kind to me, Mr. Hoyt," he said, his voice quivering with pain, "and I hope some day you will know that I had rather cut off my right hand than let it rob you." Tnere was no reply, and the boy, for be was only nineteen, walked slowly from the room, where he Jiad been accused of crime, condemned and punished in a brief half hour. He was a widow's only son, and very poor, but Abraliam Hoyt had been very kind to him, employing him in light labor about his extensive grounds, and trying him well, and allowing him to read whatever he wished in his library. And from the library a valuable watch and chain hail been stolen from a table drawer, when there was no one as far as could be ascertained, iu the room but Geof frey Baird. Crushed, humiliated, almost heart-broken the lad walked from the house across the wide gardea, bright with summer bloom that seemed to mock his misery. He had his hand upon the great iron gate leading into the road, when he heard his name called, in a clear, childish voice. "Jeff, Jeff! Oh, wait a moment I" And then, turning his heavy eyes, he saw a fairy of ten summers, a golden-haired darling, dressed all in white, coming down the broad walk with flying feet. Of all the treasures his employer pos sessed, Geoffrey knew this, his only child, was the dearest. Motherless from her birth, she had been her father's idol her whole petted life. "Jeff," she panted, coming to his side, "jou myst go away, papa says but I know you ?" "No. Miss Daisy, I never took it." "1 know it! I'm going to And out who did take it. And Jeff, you nuwt take this." She opened her tiny white hand to show lying upon the palm a broad twenty-dollar geld piece. But the boy shrauk back. 4 No, no, Miss Daisy," he said "I can- But you must. It is my own, my very own. Aunt Louise gave it to me on my biithday. In the corner 1 scratched 4 M. H,' for Margaret Hoyt, with a pin, but 1 guess it won't hurt it. Please, please, dear Jeff, do take it." t?he pressed it into his reluctant hand and then throwing flcr arms around his neck, kissed him with her child lips, say ing : ♦ 4 I will find out who did take the watch, Jeff, and then you will come back." Before he could answer she was speeding back to the house, her flying curls out on the gummer air that wafted to Geoffrey a last— "Good-by, dear Jeff." With a heavy heart he went homeward, to tell h : s sorrow and disgrace. He feared it would almost kill his mother, but after hearing him patiently, she said : "I bad a letter from Albany this morn ing, Geoffrey, from my father's lawyers. Twenty-five years ago my father cast me off for marrying a poor man. He died without forgiving me but to you he has left his fortune —nearly half a million in money —upon condition you take his name when you are of age. I have packed up your possessions, and we will go to Albany to night. "Margaret!" The voice was sharp and imperative, and Margaret Hoyt, looked up from the task of teaching Alice Bristow her letters, to answer, but before she spoke the beautiful girl who entered the school-room said: "Margaret, 1 want you to come and show Elsie how to trim my dress for to night. Everybody said you had rich ex quisite taste before your father failed and died." The pale, patient face flushed a little at the cruel words, but Laura Bnstow did not heed the pain she had given. "Come now," she said impatiently; "I want to look particularly well, few: Willard Wharton is coming. It is the first party since he came from Europe. He has been vege tating in Florence ever so long/ wW a consumptive mother; but she died a year ago, and after traveling awhile he has come honie. Did you know him ?" 4 'l never heard the name." 44 Come to think of it, he left long before you came," Alice's primer was put aside, and Mar garet accompanied Laura to the pom where her finery was being prepared for a brilliant party a few hours later.' "Miss Hoyt," JVTjss said looking up from the cloud of tulle under her fin gers, "I wish you to come down to play, and I wish you to wear white lace ruffles and a white flower or two in your flair. Tflat w|ll not interfere with yo\p- mourning, but you will look a little less like a mute at a luneral." Jo bear was to obey. Mrs. Bristow was a distant connection qf Mr. Hqyt's and when he died leaving his only child to pov erty, the lady impressed upon stricken Daisy that she was placed under an enormous weight of obligation by being permitted to be governess, lady's maid, general useful factotum in her family. But the soft violet eyes had lost nothing of their sweetness; the golden hair gathered into a rich knot, was full of waves and ringlets, making tiny baby curls around he delicate oval of her pale face, and the MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1880. sensitive mouth was still expressive and lovely. She sighed a little as she put the soft white ruffle luto her liack dress, and a few white flowers into her hair. It seeius like forgetting poor father," she thought, but yet she knew her appear ance had been too gloomy for a festive occa sion. The guest were gathering, and Daisy had gone into a small sitting-room opposite the wide drawing-rooms to wait until she was summoned to sing and play. She had never been in society in Albany, and knew none of Mr. Bristow's friends, so she was graciously excused from taking any more active part in the social gathering than to amuse by her singiug, or help wil ling feet along by playing dance music. She was turning over the leaves of a new magazine, quite sure of being uninterrupted wheu the door opened, and looking up she saw a strange gentleman. "Pardon me,'; lie ijiuid, "I thought this was the drawing-room." Then, as she lifted her face, he sprang forward. "Daisy I Daisy I" lie said, and not real izing the familiarity of the address,she rose to stretch out both hands, saying. "Jeff! Is it Jeff?" "It is Jeff," he answered, "or rather It is Willard Wharton." Then moving a chair near the one she had occupied, he told her of his grand father s legacy and the change of name. "Through good and ill, years of prosper ity and the temptation that assails all of us. 1 have carried a golden talisman, to keep my heart pure ami true, that I might some day dare to briug it to your feet," he said. And through a mist of happy tears she saw him open a large locket hanging to his watch chain. No minature face, no lock of hair was there, but carefully set. a twenty-dollar gold piece, with 4 H. M,' scratched with a pin in one corner. In the drawing room Mrs. Bristow won dered what detained our hero for the eve ning; but wheu be came in late she read nothing of the secret that was iu his happy eyes. She saw his courteous attention to her governess, but attributed to the innate courtesy of the young millionaire, and Daisy sang as if inspired, and threw a shower of fantasies into her waltz galop music. But when Miss Hoyt was asked for in Mr. Wharton's calls, when the stylish turn out that was admired of a'l Albany stood at the door for Miss Hoyt to drive, Mrs. Bristow grew savage. "You are too forward with strangers," she told Daisy. But Mr. Wharton is an old frieud. I knew him when I wa3 a little girl, and— and we are to be married in the spring," said blushing Daisy. And considering Mr. Wharton's wealth and position, and his future wife's proba ble influence in society. Mrs. Bristow wise au<l Daisy was pro ty, for "Your Sjbttr *ll na tuyi said Mrs. Bristow gracefully. Not until they had b.jen sonic days mar ried did Willard Wharton say one day car lessly. "By-the-by, Daisv, was that watch ever found ?" "Yes Felix was arrested six months af terward for stealing some of the place, and in his trunk was the watch. Papa search ed faithfully for you, but you had vanished as if the earth had swallowed you." "I knew it'would turn up somewhere," said Mr. Wharton, quietly, "and perhaps now it is iust as well it was missed. If 1 had not left in disgrace, my darling might not have given me my golden talisman." Hwwllnc I. u-arujjua Monkeys. pour howling monkeys from Nicaragua are now at the Zoological (garden at Phila delphia. These animals have a reputation of being able to make more noise in pro portion to their size than any other animal yet discovered, except perhaps the tree frog. In their native woods, just before sunrise, these howlers commence, and their dismal cries, it is said, can be heard for miles around. They are enabled to make this terrific noise by reason of a special de velopment of vocal organs. They are small animals and are generally found in South America. Those at the Garden are known as the 'Mantled Howlers,' be cause of a line of gray hair around the back and sides, and are the most northern cf several species. They are the first which have ever been in the Garden, as they are scarce and hard to capture. Be sides that, they are very delicate, as was shown by the fact that the four which ar rived there are all that was left of fourteen which were sent from Nicaragua. To capture those fourteen little monkeys it took about eighteen men several hours, and necessitated the cutting down of about four acres of trees. A tribe or lot of the animals were observed in the forest, and the method by which they were secured was briefly as follows : The men first sur rounded the tribe, so as to drive them as closely together as possible. Then an outside ring of trees were cut down; the fall of which drove the monkeys still closer to the centre. More trees were felled, until but a single clump of two or three trees were left standing, and the monkeys were left sheltered in their branches. Then ue after another these trees were cut down so that all the tribe had to take refuge in one tree. The oapture of a number of them was then a comparatively easy matter. The four little strangers were placed iu one of the cages in the monkey house. With them arrived a "black handed spider mon key." specimens of which have been in the collection before. The name incjicatps just - about what they hx)k l;ke. have black hands long arms and legs, -vyhiqh make them resemble a spider very much. TXH CAT tig. The of these seem to be increas ing astonishingly. The drive into the bordering States this year, was not leas than aOQjOQQ. The largest percentage of these were one and two-year-old past steers, w Inch are already contracted for in advance, at good prices, with the more northern ranch-men. The animals are said to be in extra-fine condition, and the drive began much earlier this spring than usual, as the mild past winter has been extra-favorable for the growth of pasturage. Yearling steers commanded $6 on the average; two year-olds and cows $9; three-year-olds $10; beeves, $l3. The average worth when market is reached, is estimated at $ll per head, making $3,300,000 for the lot—a goodly round sum for the Texas ranch-men to realize in a single year for their cattle. How It Strike* 'Eiu. If you want to know a man for what he is take him in a hot day. Most every body has away of standing cold weather, but wheu the sun jumps the mercury above eighty-five degrees human natuie becomes reckless. A citizen who waited in the shade of the postofflce for a quarter of an hour yesterday had plenty of proofs of this. The first one who approached was a solid business man, his hat on one side and his coal half off. The other day he was crazy on the subject of politics, but yesterday when asked how he liked the nomination, he belched out: "What in Texas have 1 got to do with politics ? There's too much politics in this country —too blasted much,' 1 wonder what in blazes such weather as this was sent to us for!" The next man is generally looked upon as a meek and humble-miaded citizen. He has been known to buy a dog rather than see it killed, and he refuses to fish because be believes the hook hurts 'em. He came along mopping his brow and trying to get away from a sticky undershirt, and was pleasantly asked if the weather suited him. sir!" he began, as he bristled up like a fighting dog, "I mind my own business and desire other people to" mind theirs! I never did strike a man yet, but I want no impudence from vou or anyone else 1" The next man was a lawyer. He was asked if he could manage to keep cool, and he turned into the shade, pulled out his handkerchief, and replied: "Attorney Black insulted me iu open court about a month ago, and though I did think I wouldn't pay any attention to it, yet this hot wave has convinced me that it is my duty to slap his mouth on sight! Have you seen him pass here 1" The next man has a local reputation as a jolly, good-hearted fellow, and men have known him for years without hearing him speak a cross word. He toiled along in the hot sun with the perspiration ruuuimr down his checks, and as he reached the shade he was accosted by a bootblack. He took off his hat, wiped his face and then said: "I believe you are the boy who cut my horses tail off, one night last week, and if you don't go away from me I'll do you a mortal injury J" There were several other instances going to show that while cold brings out the cheery in man's nature, heat parboils his sentiment and hardens his better feelings. In oold weather men will hunt for a friend to drink with them. In summer they will sneak off alone and go into a saloon by the alley door. Not one man in a hundred will refuse to sign a petition in the winter, but when approached in the red-hot seaiiou they won t even listen to two of the twenty four reasons why they should sign. This mysterious change must have been forcibly felt by a leading citizen, who the other day wrote a postal card saying • , "In Mav I suWritW t ome no * 1 hot weather sets in 111 repudiate the subscription and give you a chance to lick the subscnlier." lice Ranching in California. This is a famous country for bees and the making of honey, and at many a break fast table in distant Europe to-day, the waffle is spread with the sweets that have been filched troin the hearts of a thousand California flowers. In the mouth of almost every canon there is a liee ranch or apiary, whose owner gro*s indolent and prosper ous from the labors of his industrious sub jects. Here there is po long winter with dearth of flowers, through wh ch the pa tient workers must be nursed and fed in order that they may live until the opening of the next field season, These bee rancnes are models of neatness domestic com fort, and the profession of bee-keeping is rapidly becoming popular among persons of little physical strength or small financial capital, or both; such as maiden ladies, brokeu down ministers, bachelor students, and those dilettante farmers who fancy that the royal road to oucollc happiness lies through the flowery beds of a bee pasture. Their expenses are as light as those ola hermit in his cave, and what stores of honey are laid up are so much clear gain, as the bees lx>ard themselves while they work, and work unceasingly for the pre paration of the winter, which never comes. When the hive is full, the cakes of comb are removed, the liquid is extracted from the cells, and the empty pupa are replaced to be filled again and again, This eco nomical process prevents a waste of labor and time in gathering of wax for the build ing of new bins in the store-house. Walk ing out in the morning in the green brush wood of these canyons, you hear a loud and continuous buzzing of wings, and, al though there may not be a flower in sight, it is as ceaseless and strong as in a buck wheat patch or clover field at home. This humming of bees is nature's tenor voice, as the roaring of the water is her bass. There are cures for homesickness in the bees' monotone even though the thpreqf be perfectly wild, as, indeed, many of these are. In such a country you cappot feel utterly lonesome ami fosf. The Chinese Wall. Mr. Uuthank, an American engineer, lias been engaged lately making, a survey for a Chinese railway, during which he too.K measurements in many places pf wall of China. Hp giys the hpight at eighteen tyt'v, IWfl \h£ wu\tn oipi top fifteen. hundred yards'there tit a tower twehty-ipvtr' tept square and from twenty to forty-five feet high. The foundation of this immense wall is solid granite. The wall goes for 1,300 miles over the moun tains, chasms and valleys. If wns Uu\lt to j keep oyt the TwtM*. Mr. Vnthank brought bapk with lvh n a brick front this wall, wlqch is supposed to have been made 2QO years before Christ. fn some places the wgll is buiit smooth up against the canyon# or precipices, where there is a sheer despent of one thousand feet. Small are arched over, but in the larger streams the wall is built to the waters edge, and a tower is built on each side. To cal culate the time of building, or oast of this wall* is beyond human skill. On the top of the wall are breastworks or defenses, facing in and out, so that the defending force can pass from one tower to the other without being exposed to any enemy from either side. So far as the magnitude of the wall is concerned, it surpasses everything in ancient or modern times, of which there is any trace. It is said that the Pyramids of Egypt are nothing compared to it. Natural Illatory-Modern. For hundreds of years the wise men of the world vainly tried to find out what alli gators were made for. Some supuosed l hey wen* a parlor ornament on legs; others contended that their mission was to tow suwlogs up and down; and many persons firmly tielieved that the reptile had no other aim in life than to get hold of a runaway Dutchman. We shall divide the alligator into several sections, in order to study its different points. The head comes first. It is one part head and two parts mouth, this chap being the only living thing that can open his mouth as far as he wants to, and then have lots of spare mouth left. The jaws are built on the sawmill principle. While one is working, the other is resting and getting ready for a soft snap. No one ever experimented to see just how strong an alligator was In his jaws, but when they have been seen to crunch the end off a saw log, and bend a crow-bar double, you may take it for granted that a small boy's shoul der-blades wouldn't stop their teeth very long. TJieir teeth sre numerous and made on honor. They not only use them to pick up tender infants lost overboard, but to haul prosy old spotted cows off the river bank and put them beyond further pain and sor row. When an alligator gets a fair hold of you there is only one thing to do —call for the police. In the head are the eyes. They could not grow in a better place to please the reptile. They are so set that he can see before and behind him, and there is no danger of their getting blacked in a free fight. If the eyes took up more room there wouldn't be so much mouth ; therefore the eyes are no larger than those of a dog. The legs of an alligator are short and stout, it not being supposed that he would ever par ticipate in a walking match. He uses them with equal facility on land or water, and but very few cork-legs have ever been seen in use among them. It might have been just as well had these reptiles been built on the principle of the camel or the giraffe, but we must not complain of Na ture's ways. The body and tail are cover ed with an extra roof to protect the alliga tor from hailstones and brick-bats, and it's no use to shoot beans at him from the top of a high bank. It has been asserted that a bullet cannot penetrate this thick skin, but if you ever get sight of one ot the gen try pop your bullet at him from any point of the compass. If they don't kill him they will certainly cause sorrowful thoughts, and perhaps lead to a resolution to leform. The tail is firmly fastened to the body, aud is both ornamental and useful. The day may not be far distant when we shall walk down to the placid waters at evening-time to gaze on a race of bob-tailed alligators, but just at present they have lots of use for these pieces of personal property. It is sa:d that they can knock a man end over end with one sweep of the tail, but they are seldom mean enough to do it. Alliga tors eat most everything which comes in their way and make no complaints. No prefer to put in any spare time they have in the company of such meij as they can lay hold of. Their habits are very regular; their conduct all that can be expected, and they stick to business till the pond dries up. As a general rule if you are up in a tree and the alligator is in a pond he is not inclined to meddle with your affairs, but you can rouse his curiosity and his lielliger ent disposition very quickly by dropping down and trying to use him as a ferry lioat. lie no doubt gets along just as well as if he had been a clam or an oyster, and don't you put faith in any historian who tries to make you believe that the reptile sighs for any change beyond tbat of diet. A Walrus Hunt. Three of these large animals were ob served on a piece of ice, their large, ungain ly forms stretched out, lazily enjoying their siesta. Volunteers were not for the purpose of attempting their capture; but, as an indiscriminate attack would only lead to faiiure, it was determined to dis patch one of the whale-boats, specially fit ted with a harpoon, gun and all the necessary implements and gear for securing these ani mals, in order to effect in a more organized and skilful manner the object we had in view. Great difficulty was experienced in approaching our prey, as the boat had to be hauled over loose fragments of ice, and pushed through a sludgy consistency of soft ice, snow and water, in which the oars were useless; so that it was feared the un avoidable noise would disturb and frighten them away. At length, after much trouble and no little exertion, we succeeded in get ting within about. eight yards, so sound was their repose, without exciting the least suspicion in their minds that danger was lurking in their vicinity. At that distance, however, they evinced a degree of restless ness, by lifting their shaggy heads and ut tering jerky spasmodic snorts, that showed us only too plainly a retreat was meditat ed. Selecting the largest of the three of his victims our harpooner carefully laid his gun. A moment of breathless suspense followed, to bp relieved by the report cf a gun, a roar of pain and rage, and the disappearance in the water of the three walruaseg, while the piece of ice, on which a moment before they had been reposing, was covered with blood, convincing us that our shaft had taken effect. If any further proof was required in corroboration of this fact, a tugging at the ffnp and the sudden moving of the t was sufficient. Lances and riftea quickly seized; for these animals, when wounded and maddened by pain, are ugly and dangerous customers, and havp frequently been known to rip the planks out of a boat with their formidable tusks, and thus seriously endanger the lives of the crew. We had wot long to wait; a disturbance ia the water close alongside demoted that our victim was coming to the sqrface. An instant after, his bearded j face, with eyory expression of infuriated rage aud demoniacal hate, his fiery eyes ! glaring with vengeance, appeared, and was J immediately saluted with two or three rifHi , bullets. This warm reception served only | to incense and irritate him, and he tried ! hard to wreak his vengeance on tlie boat; but his enemies were too powerful, and with the united aid of bullets and lance thrusts, the unwielded beast was forced to succumb to the superior power of his human antagonists. Towing the great carcass back to the ship, it was hauled on the floe and quickly flinched. The blubber and flesh were packed in barrels, making a very welcome addition to the small amount of food that we had on board for our dogs. A MAN was boasting that he had an elevator in his house. "So he has," chimed his wife; "and he keeps it In the cupboard, in a bottle."- AatftUMlaallonof the Duke of Buckingham The duke uow prepared to go out to his j carriage, which was wsiting at the door, 8 and as he went through the hall, still fol f lowed by the French gentlemen, Uolonel j Friar whispered something in his ear. He r turned to listen, and at the same moment a r knife was plunged into his heart and left r there slicking. Plucking it out with the , word "Villain I" he fell covered with blood. 11 is servants, who caught him as he was , falling, thought it was a stroke of appo ! plexy, but the blood, both from the wound [ and from bis mouth, quickly undeceived , them. Theu an alarm was raised; some ran to close the gates, and others rushed forth to spread the news. The Duchess of Buckingham and her sister, the Countess of Anglesses, heard the noise in their chamber and ran into tiff gallery of the lobby, where they BHW the duke lying in his gore. He was only in his six-and-lhirtieth year. The first suspicion fell upon the French, and they were in great danger from the duke's people; but when a number of officers came rushing in, crying out, "Where is the vil lain? Where is the butcher?" a man stepped calmly forward, saying, "I am the man—here lam I" He had quietly with drawn into the kitchen as soon as he had done the deed, and might have escaped had lie so willed. On hearing him avow the murder the officers drew their swords, and would have dispatched nim, but were pre vented by the secretary Carleton, Sir Tho mas Morion, and others, who stood guard over him to the Governor's house. The assassin turned out to be John Felton, a geutleman by birth and education, who liad been a lieutenant in the army during the expedition to the Isle of Rhe. He had thrown up his commission because lit could not obtain the arrears of his pay, and had seen another at the same time promoted over his head. He had, therefore, most i likely, a personal grudge against the duke, but bad also lieen led on by religious fa- < naticism. He was a stout, dark, military- 1 looking man, from Suffolk; but, according I to his own account, was first excited to the 1 deed by reading the remonstrance of the 1 Parliament against the duke, when it seemed to him that that remonstrance was a sufficient warrant for the act, and that by ridding the country of him he should render a real service to it. He described himself 1 as walking in London on Tower Hill, when I he saw a broad hunting knife on a cut- 1 ler's stall, and that it was suggested to him 1 instantly to buy it for this purpose. At J Portsmouth one of the royal chaplains was *■ sent to him in his dungeon, where he lay I heavily ironed; but Felton, supposing the chaplain sent to draw something from him 8 rather than for his consolation, said: 4 'Sir, 8 I shall be brief with you; I killed him for c the cause of God and my country." The c chaplain, to mislead him, told him what E was not true, ihat the surgeons gave hope " of his life; but Felton promptly replied, ' "That is impossible! I had the power of 1 pcopie crowuea wwee mm, snuwefingTJiesßr * ings upon him as the deliverer of his coun try, and one old woman at Kingston said: "Now God bless thee, little David!" mean ing that he had killed Goliah. Got Even With Him. Mr. Ketten was invited to a party at the house of a gilt edger, a large importing merchant in San Francisco,and attended the same with his wife, as would any other ex pected guest. To his surprise, however, he fouqd the company sitting solemnly around as though in a concert hall, and j himself at once pressed to "play something" I by his host. The courteous Frenchman complied, and, in response to repeated re quests, continued to entertain the com pany for nearly two hours. When at !ast he was thoroughly fatigued, supper was announced, whereupon the host arose and said: "You're got piano punching down fine, Ketton, old fellow. Now if you'll play these young folks a few quadrilles and polkas while the balance of us go down to hash, I'll send up Martha Louise to re lieve you presently; or, if you like, you can have something sent up, and eat it right here on the piano. I first kinder cal culated to have engaged a couple of fid dlers, but the old lady said she thought you wouldn't mina. I'll make it all right with you when you go." The astounded artist gazed at the speaker (who was well known to have been a barkeeper in the "good old days") for a few moments was utterly dumbfounded; then, controling himself he gravely turned his back and be gan playing dance music as requested. When the compariy had all assembled in he parlors, he raised his voice and said: "Pray let some whiskey, lemons and sugar be brought in." It was done. "Now, then," said Mr. Ketten, fixing his eyes on the host—"now, then, mix up some cock tails, my good fellow; every man to his trade." There was an awful silence, and ! then the shoddycrat, with a ghastly attempt | to carry off the joke, prepared the drink and handed it to the musician. The latter drank the leverage critically, "You're losing practice, my good man; the fellow at the hotel bar does much better. There, you may keep the change," and tossing the almost asphyxiated millionare a half dollar. he put his \sifo under his arm and walked out.. Raising a Weaver Jojee was a tramp, and hungry. Hap pening to pass one day in a vMlage where the women were wailing, he noticed the preparations for a funeral. In hopes of getting something to eat, Jojee said to the relatives: "Would thou have the dead re stored to life?" Then all the relatives said, "Yes, that would we." "Place me," said Jojee the tramp, "in the room next to the dead man. Bring me good cheer, so that I may propitiate the reanimating an gels. Most especially put there a pot of the finest honey, tliree loaves of the whitest bread and a fiask of the purest oil." That the relatives did. Jojee, the tramp, bid them retire. Jojee, the tramp, then eat until his appetite was satisfied. Then he uttered many shrieks and howls. The rela tives waited long and patiently. At lenghth Jojee called in the people. "Tell me," asked Jojee, "what was the exact calling of the deceased r* "A weaver was he by trade*" the rela tives replied, "A weaver," cried Jojee* the tramp. "Why did you not tell me so? There is and bread, and oil wasted. Had he been a tinker, a tailor, or a cobbler I might have brought the dead man to life —but a weaver 1 I never could do anything with a weaver I" In an apparent aficct ot some kinds of i fertilizers, as salt and gypsum, on certain soils, there seems to be something like stim ulation, bnt the effect is on the soil rather on the plant. Salt is a powerful solvent, > and its beneficial effect is often due, and perhaps always, to its ability to make available the latent mineral fertility of the soil. By the use of salt, the insoluble compounds of potash and phosphate may be released and put in shape for the roots of plants to take them up. Or it may be that salt decomposes vegetable matter and releases ammonia injsome form available for plant food. The crop may be immensely benefitted by a dressing <Jf salt, and yet scarcely a particle of anything in the salt itself may be found by analysis of straw and grain. This however, cannot be called stimulating the crop, for the plants grew as they were fed as truly as If the feeding had been a dressing blast of manure instead of something to develop the latent fertility of the soil. It might indeed be said that the soil was stimulated to produce more than it naturally would, And that in time unless real manure weretied, these stimulating fertilizers would cease to pro duce any effect. But when we look at the subject in this light, we shall find that all manures act as soil stimulants, that is, they help to decompose and make available the plant food already in the soil. When stable manure decomposes, its carbonic acid gas helps to decompose the particles of soil with which it comes in contact So, too, in a still greater degree with the clover or grain herbage plowed under in June. The advantage of a well-worked summer fallow, is in exposing as much soil as possible so the influences of nature to mkp its feitility more available. Yet there are many fanners who scout the idea of using concentrated manures because they help to exhaust the soil, but who think everything of the naked fallow whose effect is even worse, for the concentrated manure really adds some fertility, while all that the crop takes from the naked fallow has been get by ooanng the soil to part with more of its strength than it naturally would. Charles Lever. A man named Nixon, at Dublin, had a mule, whose services he placed at the dis posal of his friends, but the mount was al ways accepted with misgivings, for the animal was the most vicious of her tribe. The operation of grooming could only be conducted with safety to life and limb by tne restraint of an iron muzzle, and with a fore leg tied up. Bridling and saddling and mounting were managed from a loft above, and the animal was backed into the open, air and not freed from restraint until a clear stage was reached, where man and beast might try conclusions as to mastery. This was no child's play, for the brute's nose would seem to touch tne ground, while its heels appeared high in the air. When seemed to like the work, and she was fleet sure-footed, had the activity of a cat, and followed sport with the kcnuus A pause, however, or a lull in the amuse ment was always dangerous; she would have time to remember her vices, and re commence their practice. The movement was commonly stern foremost, the hind legs flourishing in advance in a manner that meant mischief. In this fashion, on one occasion, Lever, being the rider, a farm house was entered, such slight obsta cles as chairs and tables being easily kicked aside. A "dresser," the pride of tne family, with its furniture of crockery, was dislodged from its fastenings by these for midable heels, and fell to the ground, with plates and dishes, mugs and porringers, scattered and shattered. Many were the de vices that were tried, but failed, to secure eviction, when the strong measure of igniting bushes of furze under and behind the ani mal was resorted to. When Lever emerged from the smoke, still mounted he was greeted with loud cheers; and, with the as sent of a chorus of sponsors, the animal previously called Blazes was re-christened "Knock-a-crockery," in memory of the event. Good Preacher. He was a brand new office boy, young, pretty-faced, with golden ringlets and blue eyes. Just such a boy as one would imagine would be taken out of his trundle bed in the middle of the night and trans ported beyord the stars. The first day he glanced over the library in the editorial room, became acquainted with every body, knew all the printers, and went home in the evemng as happy and as cheery as a sunbeam. The next day he appeared, leaned out of the back window, expectorated on a bald-headed printer's pate, tied the cat up by the tail in the hall way, had four fights with another boy, borrowed two dollars from an occupant of the buildinar, saying his mother was dead, collected bis two day's pay from the cash ier, hit the janitor with, the broomstick, pawned a coat belonging to a mem ber of the editorial staff, wrench ed the knobs off the doors, upset the ioe-cooler, pied three galleys of type, and mashed his finger in the small press. On the third day a note was received saying: "Mi Mother do not want Ito work in such a dull place. She says I Would make Good preacher, so Do i, my finger is Better: gone fish in.-' Yours Till Deth do Yank us." Mary's Little Lamb. The veritable "Mary (who) had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow" visit ed the Old South Spinning Bee, Mass., re cently and told the ladies present the story of the lamb. When she was nine years old and was living on a farm, one morning she went out into the barn where she found two little lambs, one of them nearly dead. So she took it into the house and sat up all night nursing it. The next morning the lamb could stand on its feet, and grew stronger every day. Owing to her loving care the lamb became so attached to Mary that it followed her about and one day to school, where she hid it under her desk, so that the teacher did cot know it was in school until Mary was called up to recite. Then the lamb came out from its hiding place, and made the children laugh and shout so that the teacher was obliged to turn it out. The poem was written by a friend of Mary's (the venerable Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale,) soon after the lamb's visit to the school room. Mary was married many years since, and lives near Boston. She brought iu some of the first fleece of her famous little pet. NO. 29.