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The Princeton Cnioiv.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Ternif#1-W ysar In advanoe. CURRENT TOPICS. TUM heroic savage of the novelists is anything but a myth. The cable says that when the Zulu king, Cetewayo, was captured, "he presented a dignified de meanor and asked to be shot." IK the silk factories ot ItJtly 120,438 women are employed, besides 26,976 in cotton, and 13,707 in tobacco factories. There are 9,177 manufacturing estab lishments, employing 892,048 laborers, 188,486 of whom are women. GAMBETTA does not like to be a spec tacle. The crowds that follow when he stirs abroad annoy him exceedingly. He has hit upon the expedient of first going to his little country place, near Paris, when about to start on a journey, and go ing thence under a false name. Tiih Persian Shah is said to be writing a playand nobody will dare to condemn it, for his Majesty nee painted a picture in which a camel in the background was higher than a tree in the foreground, and -in unlucky critic, who hinted that the work lacked feeling, in a few hours lack ed a head. I THE most important exodus movement just now is the emigration of English farmers and mechanics to the United States. There is plenty of room for skilled labor in this country it is the un skilled labor which in times of depression becomes a drug in the market. From present indications, however, there will soon be plenty of work for all men of all classes. SoMii English engineers have project ed a gigantic tunnel under the Gibralter strait, from Spain to Africa. The length o the tunnel would be nine miles, and its deepest point about vhree quarters of a mile under the surface of water. It seems that the engineers undertook to Tealize the dream of an Englishman who wanted to go by land not only to France but even to Atrica. Hence the projects of two tunnels, ne under the English channel, the othei under the Gibralter strait. THE Chinese in California may now learn that, should they find living uncle the new Constitution disagreeable, they will find a welcome in the French colo nies in Asia and Polynesia. The French governor of Saigon has written to the governor ot New Caledonia to the follow ing effect: "The Chinese have been and are of great service to us. They are ab stemious, strong, intelligent and labori ous. We find them, as a rule, good work men and mechanics, while as traders they are active and skillful.'' IXDIAST boys and girls are being gath ered at some of the western agencies for the new school to be opened next moifth at Carlisle, Pa. In a tew instances the chiefs have refused to let children go, but enough will doubtless be obtained to make out the complement of the school. Six have been taken from Sisseton, lour will come from Standing rock, eight from Cheyenne, four from Crow Creek, and four from Brule. The others of the school will come from among the tribes in the Indian Territory. IT ib proposed that the Governors of the thirteen original States shall meet at In dependence Hall in Pmladelphia, Oct 18 and 19 next to arrange a plan for cele brating the centennial of the surrender of Yorktown. The surrender took place Oct. 19, 1781, so that there is time to pre pare for its commemoration in a fitting manner. There should be some attempt to enlist fully the sympathies of the peo ple and governments of the new States, who have an equal inheritance and inter est in York to NH with those ot the thir teen original States. ._ A DEAF and dumb girl in Dorsey coun ty, Ark., has recently begun to talk in her sleep. There had been family prayers for the restoration of her speech. At midnight her mother heard her dar ling's voice. Arousing the old gentleman she entered the apartment where the child lay. The deaf and dumb girl remarked casually, "E\ery thing seems very won derful." Then turning suddenly in her bed, she added, "Yes, the old-time orch ards are always in bicom." The affec tionate parents simultaneously embraced the maiden. She awoke with a start. But she could neither hear nor speak. A Mu. ROBSON, speaking ot Englena viridas, says he must expect that, and other organisms, to be tossed a good many times from the zoologist to the botanist, and back again min times, before their position is definitely settled. The fact is, that one by one the leading character istics which were formerly held to sepa rate the animal and vegetable kingdoms are breaking down. He remembers when starch was held to be an essentially vege table constituent until its detection, even in the human brain, rendered it useless as a distinguishing mark. Later, chlor ophyll was insisted upon as a specially characterized vegetable clement, but this has since been found in numerous invor tebrata, including planarian worms. In the present state of our knowledge we can not pretend to draw any hard and sharp lines of demarcation between ani mals and plants, and any attempt to do so must result only iu failure. NEWS SUMMARY CRIMES AMD CHIMIN LS An unknown man committed suicido In East Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 36th. Samuel Hoffhett, treasurer of Maitin county Miun., is a defaulter iu the sum of $4,000. Justin L. Munn was murdered at his home iu Bridijewatcr, Mass., Sept. 96. His son is missing. Nearcus A. Whitely was hung at Po cahontas, Ark., Sept. 27 for the murder of Locke Summer, last February. Anthony Blair, colored, was hung at Morrlstown Tenn., Sept. 26, for the murder of Maggie Walker, his step-daughte. At Boston, Mass., Sept. 24, the jury in the case of Dr. Kimball and Madame Good rich for the murder of Jennie P. Clark failed to agree and wore discharged. It is reported eleven stood for conviction. Thomas Grimes who lived about 18 miles Avest of Dubuque, Iowa, was mysterious ly murdered on the evening of Sept. 27. He was leturning home from Dubuque with his son-in-law Jim O'Connor. When they reached a point on the road about teu miles from town they were overtaken by a man driving a spir ited pair of horses. Ho was known to Grimes but not to O'Connor, and the former left his son-in-law's wagon and got into his acquaint ance's vehicle. Grimes and his companion drove away vapidly, and about twenty minutes later O'Connor found Grimes lying on the load ith his head tei ribly mashed and breath ing lus last. He died about a minute after his son-in-law reacqed him. The young fiend incarnate, George Banmgarten, who so inhumanly murdered little Sandy White at Fulton, Wis., Septem ber 23, is now safely incarcerated in the Rock county jail at Janesville. He was carefully guarded in the Dane county jail on the 25th and taken to Afton, Wis., by the 9 45 A. train, and fiom there to Janesville by wagon This loute was deemed safer than over the Milwaukee & St. Paul road. By the latter it would have been necessary to pass through Edgcrton, where so much bitterness exists towards him that the officers feared lynching. Baumgarten is idiotic looking in the extreme. He confessed to beastly practices which give him a hang dog, idiotic look. He says he knew uothing till he found little Sandy hanging in the barn, and knowing he had killed him finished the work by cutting his throat and dibemboweling him. Great credit is due to Sheriff Phin Baldwin, of Dane coun ty, for so successfully and quickly capturing the young offspring of hell. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. The Prohibitionists of Massachusetts have put in nomination a full state ticket. Archbishop McKennon, of Nova Sco tia, died of paralysis at Antigonish, Sept. 27, aged 69 The United States treasurer and as sistant-treasurer have been directed to pay out gold and and silver coin freely upon all government obligations. Gen. Grant had a gala day at San Francisco, Sept. 23. Guns were fired, troops reviewed, and every demonstration of respect paid to General and Mrs Grant, by fhrongs of people. John Henry Puleston, member of the British parliament, sailed from Liverpool, Sept. 24, for the United States to investigate subject, connected with agriculture in Amer ica, in its relations to British interests. Advices from Madrid state that the Spanish cortes will reopen Nov. 3. The Government has received a memorial from the Cuban slaveholders asking for prompt solution of the slavery question. The memorial states that unless steps are speedily taken by the authorities the planters must themselves set the slaves free to prevent their property being burned. The government has replied expressing the hope that plantation proprietora will act in conjunction with the captain general of Cuba in a spirit of patriotism. MISCELLANEOUS. Five hundred dollars have been sent to the yellow fever suffers in Memphis by the grand body of Odd Fellows of Illinois". The Pans Bulletin dea Halls reports the new wheat threshed so for unsatisfactory in yield and quality and deficient in average. The postoffi.ee which was destroyed by the Deadwood fire lost $3,000 in postage stamps and samped envelopes. No mails were destroyed. The Pall Mall Qaxette says: "It has be come apparent that serious rouble is brew ing in Ireland in consequence of the auti-rent and nationalist questions." Five of the largest stores in Bolton Texas, have been destroyed by fire, and others were pulled down to prevent the spread of the flames. Loss, $100,000. The Sagamore mill spinners of Fall River, Mass., having been notified that they would be required to pay board equivalent to a reduction of wages, have struek. Robert Bonner, of New Yoik, will make his public sale of trotting horses at auc tion, the latter part of October. He will sell about fifty heod The sale will be the huge event of the season. J. F. Potter, secretary of the Mallea ble Iron company, Chicago, was found dead in his room at the Grand Pacific hotel on the morning of Sept. 26, having apparently died of apoplexy. He was 85 years old and about to be married. Tho viceroy of India telegraphs to London, Sept. 29, that cholera is prevalent only on the route from Rawal Pindee to Jamrood. There had been a few cases at Alimusjld. As the troops advance beyond Jamrood they lose the cholera influence. The Berlin Germ^nf** ot September 25, says it has every reason for assuming that the negotiations between Bismarck and Jacobin!, papal nuncio, has not changed the situation or increased the chancos of peace between Prussia and the Vatican. The Sheboygan & Fond du Lac rail road has been purchased in the interest of the Northwestern railroad company, and will be known hereafter as an extension of that com. pany's lines. It will be extended from Prince ton, its present terminus, to Elroy, and will bo a valuable outlet to that road. A London telegram of Sept. 20, says a correpondent telegraphs that Sicily and Sou them Italy have been visited by a great storm, Sunday, which carried away the railway bridge between Cero and Crucili, hurling a passenger train Into tho torrent. The engi neer was killed and all the -passengers more or less injured. The Milwaukee chamber of commerce, September 27th, adopted a resolution estab- I-V^K. ^Y^WiWaiwiWi-. C^ lishing a now grade of wheat, to be designated No. 9 hard spring wheat, which wheat must be sound and reasonably clean, composed mostly of the hard varieties of spring wheat, and weigh not loss thau fifty-six pounds to tho measured bushel. All that was saved of the county rec Ijrds, books, etc., from the late Deadwood, Black Hills, great fire, was one set Qt books tho treasurer's office Tho assessment rolls were all destroyed, and at a meeting of the county commissioners this afternoon anew assessment was ordered as soon as possible Strong guards are on duty at the bank vaults the outer doors of which were left unlocked and uo one is allowed to. pass without being recognized. At St. Louis, September 38, the Bap^say tist association by a vote of 97 to 17 expelled the second church and its pastor, Rev. Dr. Boyd, for heresy. Tho heresy consisted in af fillatioon with Jews in a union meeting and joining in singing a hymn from which all at tention to the Savior was carefully omitted, and in breaking over the line of close com munion by inviting a Unitarian minister to eommuuo with the church. Tho second church is the strongest of the denomination in St. Louis. The Post-office department is prepar ing proposals for carrying the mails in Ohio, Indiana, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee, which will be published in Novem ber, and the opening will be in February next. The mail service, under the proposals, will be doubled, as on all roads where the service is now weekly it will be semi-weekly all semi weekly service will be increased to tri-weekly, and all country towns and court houses will have daily service. A private circular has been issued at St. Louis by the trades assembly, and sent to all the assemblies in tnc United States and British North America, setting forth a project for a general strike of all trades, the timetobe determined by the trades assemblies, and to take united action for the adoption and en forcement of the eight hour law, the abolition of the truck system and child labor. They al so propose to organize unions of all trades not now organized, and to appoint an agita tion committee to carry out the purposes of the assembly. The Golan (Russian,) says the export of grain has fallen off considerably from the amount of last year, for during the first six months of 1878, 16,813,000 quarters were ex ported, but this year only 13,132,000 quarters, a difference of 2,681,000 quaters, or 12 per cent. On the other hand, imports are considerably larger than those of last year, making tho balance still more unfavorable. In a few dis tricts the Russian harvest is good, in the most it is middling. In the Kieff district, generally fertile the harvest is very bad, and the price of grain has risen accordingly. Farmers are suf fering mnch loss from the cattle plague. Advices from Washington of Septem ber 29, state that there is in the treasury but about $6,179,000 in gold, in denominations less than $20. This amount is not sufficient to meet any act ve demand upon the treasury for small coin. To supply this deficiency, it is understood to be the intention of the treas ury department to recoin most of the foreign gold received at the New York assay office into five and ten dollar gold pieces. In re coining foreign gold nothing less than five dollar pieceswill be turned out, as it is desired to get as large a number of standard silver dollars as possible into circulation. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Northern Pacific railroad company Va| held in New York city on the 24th inst. Tin? annual report set forth that the conversion of bonds on the 17th inst. amounted to $30,207,- 100. There are outstanding of these bonds only $528,000. The business of the road, local and through, is steadily increasing. The fol lowing board of directors was elected: Fred erick Billings, Vermont Joseph Dilworth, Pittsburgh C.B.Wright, Joseph Potts and J. Frailey Smith, Philadelphia B. P. Cheney, Boston J. M. Denison, Baltimore Alexander Mitchell, Milwaukee J. E. Dinsworth, Ore gon Johnson Livingston, Hugh McCullough, Wanton Ferguson and James B. Williams, New York. The French commission having in charge the proposed Franco-American treaty of commerce, gave a banquet, at Pari3, Sept. 23, in honor of Fernando Wood, of New York Covers were laid for one hundred guests Count Fourher de Coirl, senator of France, oc cupied the chair. Gov. Noyes, minister of the United States, Gov. Fairchild, consul of the United States, and representatives of the chambers of commerce of Paris, Bordeaux and Macon, and of the Parisian, American and Eng lish press, were present. Toasts to the health of President Haves, to the liberty of the press, to the friendship of France and the United States were proposed and enthusiastically re cieved. A great meeting to promote the treaty is announced to b* held Oct. 6th. in the circus of the Champs Elysees. The Londod Time$ says the extraordi nary controversy now alarming Europe on the supposed misunderstanding between Gors chakofl and Bismarck shows what dangerous stuff is all around us. A ring of Interested speculators in collusion seems tohave half per suaded the Illustrious statesmen, the great ness of one mighty empire is incompatible with the greatness of the other. For the Rus sian and Gtermaa nations at present the diffi culty appears t* be to manufacture reasons for flying at each other's throat Their inter sesto are in no respect opposed Neither own territory coveted by the other. We believe much of this flourishing of swords will be found to be merely the exercise of fencing schools, bat it is time the masters came for ward ard reassure mistrustful Europe. Reports from Chicago to September 23 are to the effect that there was a continued upward movement that day on 'change, wheat making a most decided advauce, No. 1 selling as high as *1.08# during the after noon, and closing strong at a shade less than the best prices. Although prices have ad vanced daily for two weeks, with no retro grade movement of consequence, the result has not been disastrous, except in three cases on 'change, until this date, when several small operators suspended but the total amount of tbelr liabilities will hardly be $2,- 000. Provisions are also strong, with a de cidedly buoyant feeling, most marked in pork and short ribs. Farmers appear to be holding back their supplies for better prices. On the afternoon of Sept. 38, Frank Wallheiser, aged 17, of Hinsdale, Cook county, Illinois, met with a terrible death The ex press train on the Chicago, Burlington & Quinsy road which passes Hinsdale going west, at that time was running at the rate of twenty-fonr-mlles an hour when Wallheiser attempted to cross, no was seated in a wag on and was driving a slow old horse. When he drove on the track the engine was not more than thirty or thirty-flve-feet from htm, and even before the horse had entirely crossed the engine struck him. The horse was thrown into the air nearly as high as the smoke-stack the wagon was not smashed, but Wallheiser was thrown out by some means and under the wheels, and literally cut to pieces so that his remains had to be picked up wjth a shovel. His head was cut off. his legs were cut off and the body Crushed to pieces, and the remains presented altogether a most horrible specta cle. Conversation with leading business men of Cincinnati, Ohio, develops the fact that the improvement in trade in all branches is unprecedented at this season of the year. Manufacturers gay they arc employing extra hands, running their machinery to Its full ca pacity, and are stil unable to meet all their orders. Several prominent establishments are running at night. Tho stove manufacturers they are six weeks behind with their or ders. Founders and engine builders are una ble to keep pace with demands of the trade. Wholesale grocers report an Increase of fully tweuty-five per cent, over last year. The boot and shoe trade is heavier than at any time in the history of the city. The princlpa* house in fancy dry goods and millinery say their shipments this season have bean nearly dou ble those of a year ago. They find difficulty in employing hands enoug to do their manu faeturing. Not a single branch of business so far as ascertained, has failed to feel the in fluence of the revival. The Mark ane reus ot Sept. 23. says: Much grain has been carted and shocked under conditions which render sprouting and loss of condition almost inevitable. In Scot land the agricultural situation is gloomy. The fields are still quite green in the uplands and as a reason is too far advanced for any hope of sunshine. The chances of grain ma turing properly are reduced to a minimum. Bad as our harvests have been since 1876, it must be admitted that the present season's yield will be far the worst There has been a material revival of trade in foreign wheat, and the upward movement an ticipated a fortnight since, has been free at au advance of two shilling per quarter, which has been well mantained throughout the week, and the prevalence of speculative transactions affords proof that there are not wanting those who consider the recent im provement but the first step to materially enhance the range of values. Millers have shown a decided inclination to add to their stocks, so that a healthy activity has pervaded in the grain trade throughout the United Kingdom. Flour has shown an advance to the extent of a shilling per sack and barrel. Feeding stuffs are held with increased firmness Arrivals at ports of call the past week have been small. Wheat off the coast met with good inquiry and prices advanced eighteen pence to two shillings, but the limited choice has restricted business. Maize was also in good demand and prices advanced eighteen pence. There has been a very extensive busi ness done in wheat for shipment at rapidly improving prices, and the closing sales indi cate an advance of two shillings on the week, with a confirmed strong demand. Maize is a shilling to eighteen pence dearer. Barley steady with an upward tendency. Sales of English wheat last week, 13,214 quarters at forty-seven shillings and four pence per quar ter, against 60,456 quarters at forty-three shil lings and two pence per quarter same week last year. The imports into the United King dom, week ending Sept. 13, were 1,513,129 hun dred weights of wheat and 174,116 hundred weights of flour. ^i^ YELLOW FEVER. At Memphis, September 23, there were reported 13 new cases of yellow fever10 white, 3 colored4 deaths. Among the con tributions received by the Howards Sept. 23, were over $3,000 from the chambers of com merce, New York, and $539 from citizens of Columbus, O. Donations tor the day aggre gated $3,785. The Howards sent out 20 nurs es, and reduced the medical corps one-half. This leaves four Howard physicians on duty. At Memphis, September 24, there were 10 new cases of yellow fever reported, 7 white, 3 colored, 2 deaths. Donations to-day aggre gated $376. At Memphis, Sept. 25, there ere re ported 7 new cases of yellow fever. 3 whites, 2 colored and 1 Chinaman. This is the first of the Chinese race attacked this season. 4 deaths. The Howards' aggregate donations for the day $491. Thermometer ranged from be tween 52 and 71. At Memphis, September 26, six new cases of yellow fever were reported, 3 white, 3 colored, 4 deaths. Aggregate daily dona tons to the Howards $3,000. Four cases of fever are reported at Maple Grove, ten miles south of Bailey Station, Tenn. Two deaths have recently occurred ia a family named Bailey, residing at that point. Sickness in a family named Manning, Colieville, Tenn., twenty-two miles east. At Memphis, Sept. 28, there were 13 new cases of yellow fevei3 white, 10 colored 6 interments. Weather clear and warm. At Memphis, September 27, there were reported four. new cases of yellow fever, 7 deaths. Total number of new cases for the week, 63 whites 41 colored, 22. Total num to date, 279. Total number of deaths from yellow fever for the week, 31white. 26, colored, 6. Total deaths to date, 282. Total donations to the Howards, Sept 27th $436. Their weekly report shows that they have 107 nurses on duty, attending 102 white families and 27 colored families. At Memphis, September 29, there were 10 new cases of yellow fever, 5 white, 6 black. Donations to-day aggregate $1,198. Daily ex. penses $600. The disease Is spreading into the country, the Infection directly traceable to Memphis. AMONG the chemicals of American manufacture which have superseded for eign articles may be mentioned tartaric acid, the importation of which last year reached only 183 pounds, against 500,00a not long ago. of citric acid 27,018 pounds was imported against a previous annual importation of 250,000. The lime juice from which the acid is made is still imported, on account of the small growth of limes and lemons in the United States. If Southern agriculturists gave attention to these fruits anew industry, in extracting the juice, could be develop ed. Last year but 3,462 pounds of borax was imported, owing to the working of new borax mines. Formerly from 600,- 000 to 1,000,000 pounds was annually received. Of cream tartar none was re ceived in 1878 liom abroad. About six years ago the receipts were 9,000.000 pounds annually. There is nowhere any apology for de spondency. Always there is life while life lasts, which rightly lived, implies a divine satisfaction. DEADWOOD IN ASHES. The Business Portion of the Black Hills De- fW stroyed by Fire. Iit^the early morning of Sept. 26, Dead wood was startled by the cry of fire. Flames were discovered in a bakery on Sherman street near the old postoffice, and before the fire company could arrive were extending in every direction. A brisk breeze set in and the KEDTONGUED DEMON reached out for Chinatown. The wildest excitement prevailed. Business men realized their perilous position, but de pended on their supposed fire proof cellars, built at the rear of their stores, to protect their most valuables goods. These were farce befoie the fiery element, and crumbled to earth like sand. The water works gave out and the firemen were left unarmed. The removal of goods was commenced, but precipitous hills on every side barred this escape. The few brick stores succumbed almost as easily as the wooden shells. Teams blockaded the streets and the PANIC STRICKEN PEOPLE rushed to and iro, wild with excitement. The saving of goods was soon abandoned and each man tor his own life became the maxim. In less than an hour the flames had extended over twenty acres. All the hotels had been burned and only four business houses were left. The court bouse, schools, churches and banks were all burned. The only fire-proofs left are those of the Northwestern Stage and Transportation company, Holstein Hil debrand, Chien, Evans, Kelly and Hard ing, grocers. THE CITY WAS SITUATED in a narrow gulch, a quarter or half a mile wide, and all the business houses and most of the dwellings were on one and two streets, packed closely together. But few dwellings remain. Many are sleeping to-night on the hills overlooking the de stroyed city, and many-have gone to Fort Meade, where Gen. Sturgis is receiving the lefugees. The loss will not be less than $3,000,000, as most of them had received their winter stock. .About fifty firms have ordered new stocks by telegraph day, and already where the fire is out the debris is being cleared away. No less than 6,000 people are left without shelter and food. The supply of the surround ing cities will soon be exhausted and great distress must follow. Thefirewas stopped at Chinatown by the blowing up of buildings. All along the course TERRIFIC EXPLOSIONS of gunpowder, petroleum, liquor, etc, were of frequent occurrence and the buildings were blown into atoms. The hook and ladder apparatus and hose car riage were the first things to burn, leav ing but a few feet of worthless hose with which to battle against the devonng ele ment. The new water-works were tried at this fire for the first time, and were put to their utmost capacity, with little success in subduing the flames, on account of the scarcity of water. The hillsides were almost a SOLID SHEET OF FLAME, and water from the boiler ditch could not be had. Otherwise considerable prop erty would probably have been saved, as the diteh ran almost directly through the worst spot. The wildest excitement pre vailed on account of the furious force of the flames, and people thought of but lit tle besides saving their own lives, hun dreds escaping with only their night clothes Every team within miles of the ity was called into service to helo save what could be got out. There are'prob ably about TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE HOUSELESS and many destitute. About 125 build ings, besides fifty or sixty dwelling houses, were destroyed, and "while it is utterly impossible to get any definite fig ures regarding the loss, well-posted busi ness men place it from one and a halt to two millions. THE NEW8 AT ARMY HEADQUARTERS. The news of the disastrous fire was communicated to Gen. Terry by Gen. Sam.D. Sturgis, in the following manner: FORT MEADE. Sept. 26. Gen. Ruggles, St. Paul. The following note has just been re ceived from Hon. Judge Moody, Dead wood i Gen Sturgis. Please send ail teams and modes of conveyance you have, to take the people to Ft."Meade", for shelter. Nearly the whale city is burnt. J. C. MOODY, Judge. Accordingly, I am sending every possi ble wagon and team we have, and will afford the sufferers whalsshelter may lie in our power. It may be necessary, also, to provide many of them with ration?. S. D. STURGIS, Colonel Seventh Cavalry. The Girls and Weddings. As people who have visited the theater take out of their memories, for a day or so, some of the thiegs that amused them, and laugh again, so youog ladies linger lovingly over the details ot a wedding. It is a curious experience, life ir. a house full of girls who have just left a mar riage party. Their minds are full of the great theme they tenderly record each incident they can think of nothing else and they tell each other a thousand times how the bride looked, and how she dropped her bouquet, and who picked it up again, and how the traveling dress be came her. Not otherwise than when, a covey being dispersed, men go round and shoot the straggling birds, so admirers might easily win the hearts of the fair *ho are still hovering wistfully round the memory of a wedding. Thus nature has provided chances for bridesmaids and thus the superstition that it is un lucky to bo often a bridesmaid is justi fied. For if a lady can survive heart whole, and pass unscathed through these moments of sympathy, it is certain that she never will be won. A Sunday-school teaeher in this city has a boy in her class who has not failed in his penny contribution for more than a year, and when he was found empty handed last Sabbath the teacher observed: "Why, Johnny, did you forget your pen ny to-day?" "No, ma'am," he humbly re plied, "but father says the Wabash road will do this town more good than any fourteen Sunday-schools, and I am going to chuck my coppers into that enterprise for the next few weeks." "Won't the got MMIMMI **i *^^^#^sMfms7i53fea^.*' RASCALLY INGENUITY. It is not often that what is known as ''shop lifting" brings much ingenuity to the fore, yet there are sometimes rather remarkable exceptions. One of these may be instanced in the female shop-lift er not long sinte arrested for commiling robberies from drapery establishments in a somewhat singular manner. When set ting out for her predatory expeditions she wore large, flair shoes, and had the toe part of her stocking cnt OfFto form a sort of mitten: and being very dexterous for prehensory uses, she was able to pick up articles from the floor and secrete them in her slipper. In looking ovci some pieces of lace in a shop, she haa, while the assistant's attention Was direct ed elsewhere, dropped one or! tiro and adroitly secreted them as described. As bright an example of perverted in genuity was developed in .Paris .during the time of the Exhibition. Three per sons, it seenis, are necessary to carry out th trick, the modus operandi of*which is as follows: A man, accompanied appar ently by his wife and daughter, enters a shop in which the articles lie about a little carelessly, and the gentleman at once goes up to the head assistant behind the counter and makes a confidential com munication: "I must warn you," he says, ''that my wife is afllicted with kleptomania. Be so good as to watch her, but do not say anything to her which might make her think you have any sus picions." The elder lady is consequently watched with great care, all the shop being on the alert. Some article is pilfer ed due course, and the theft noticed, and the gentleman on going out quietly and promptly pays for what has been taken. While the shopkeeper is congratu lating himself on the honesty of the hus band, the trio are making og" with a val uable booty secured by the younger lady, whose movements had not been watched. But the best part of the stratagem re mains to be told. In case the disappear ance of the articles really stolen* should be perceived a little too soon, and the party be followed by the indignant shop keepers, nothing is easier than, to express regret and surprise that there- should have been other mistakes, and to return the articles with profuse apologies By this ruse a considerable degree of safety is insured, even if the swindlers are balked of their booty the scheme pro vides for escape as well as for success. A German in Paris lately adopted a plan which was successful in despoiling shopkeepers of their goods. Provided with a loaf of bread, which he carried unconcernedly under one arm, he would walk up and down in front of the shopwin dows, till, watching his opportunity, he would sieze some small article exposed outside, or otherwise within bis reach, and secrete it in his loaf. Suspected, and at last arrested, he was subjected to a strict search, and was on the'point of be ing released, when some one thought ol the loaf, which the accused had laid un noticed on a form. On examining it, a watch, some rings, and other missing ar ticles were displayed to the astonished spectators, and another swindling dodge thus exposed. Equally successful for a time was an other system of robbery practiced not long since in the streets of London. A man dressed like a clergyman would walk about the crowded thoroughfares carrying a half opened umbrella in his hand. Innocent as that useful article ap peared, it was acting all the time as a convenient receptacle for sundry articles ef value dexterously slipped within its folds by two or three female pickpockets, who were active in their depredations among the foot passengers, but were cap tured, together with their lespectable looking accomplice. Thefts by means of any kinds of ruse are bad enough, but when they are com mitted under the cloak of religion they are immeasurably worse. A Sister of Charity called on a family in Paris to en list their sympathies for the poor: she was most pleasant and attractive in her manner. Eventually she induced those present to join with her in an act of de votion, and the party knelt side by side in the drawing-room while the sister of fered a prayer. From the time of her entering the house, and during this act, she had kept her hands crossed upon her bosom. When, therefore, in the middle of a prayer a lady felt somebody's hand in her pocket, it required some nerve to seize the sister and accuse her of the theit. This she nevertheless did, and tho mystery was solved. The crossed arms were of wax, and, being partially hidden under the sleeves, seemed real, while the actual hands were at liberty to enable the lady to puwue her fraudulent calling. The Bill Sikes fraternity, in following out their profession of house-breaking, sometimes gives evidence of an amount of ingenuity w#rthy of abetter cause. A burglar concealed under the bed of a married couple by some incautious move ment almost betrayed his presence the noise he made being sufficient to make the wife call her husband's attention to the sound. "It's only one of the dogs," was the sleepy answer, and.-* snapping his fingers, he called by its name one of his favorites which was supposjpl to be present. The thief proaencjsf of mind did not desert him though on the brink of discovery for, divining the situation at once, he immediately licked the ex tended hand in hope of confirming th gentleman's surmise. Thfe^ clever ruse was not, however, we believe^ successful, though one might say it deserved to be for its boldness and ingenuity. Soft Gingerbread.One cup molasses, one cup brown sugar, one cup:sour milk, five cups flour, one hcapin&lgblespoonful of butter, two teaspoonfuls of soda dis solved in hot water, two teaspoonfuls ginger, one of cinnamon, mix the mo lasses, sugar, butter, and spices until they are several degrees lighter color than when you began add the milk, then the soda, lastly the flour beat very hard five minutes bake in ono (or two) shallow pans. Try it warm for tea or'luncheon, and j'ou will soon repeat the experiment. Whatever your sex or p%i$n, life is a battle in which |t arcrfto ftow your pluck, and wde"ne &tfl|. coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or in the tented field, it is ever the same fair flag, and admits of no distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat/ Men were* btnj$o succeed not to fail. K*