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-.-art-well Life! my senses swim ;
nd th world la growing dim ;
iti ronjfing shadowg cloud the light,
Liketheadi cut of th night
Older, colder, colder 6tlll
Upward steals a vapor chill
fetroDK the earthly odor grows
I swell the mold above the robe.
Welcome Life! The spirit strive :
Mreniith return and hope revives;
tioudv fears and shapea forlorn
Hv like shadows at the morn
O'er til" earth there comets a bloom
Minny liiht for (sullen gloom.
V Uroi i-rfonie fr vapor cold
I swell tiie rose above the mold.
little girl poet, of thirteen, write- tin
followi"!? verees, entitled -The Little Peace
Mamma leaning 'fraiiust the mantle
Wun her face all in a pout,
I'apa hid behind the paper,
-snows there's been a falling out.
l.U'v, sitting on the carpet
Flaxen hair and sky blue eyes
I.ixiks Iron) one unto the Other
With a jjrave surprise.
TiH at la.-t she drops her Dolly.
s softly from the floor,
jvj.Vs 1'a. " ho tries in vain
O'er the daily news to pore.
Gt'fhn r.iainuiV.s listk-ss fingers.
Tugs away wi h all her might.
And Tier baby Voice of pleading
Put all angry thoughts to flight.
Itirx r-ed angry feelings widely.
v ihe wimls would scatter vhaft.
. . .i i t.:,...,,i i.r..
Mot!lT stoopeu huh nti uauwig,
Hreaking iii a merry laugh.
I'apa dropped hU p iper, joyous
( .mirlit sweet Lilly to his breast
Now 111 stop, lor more is useless,
Let the p ii'ler guess the rest.
tiitmi r.Yirovio HIS HALF SISTER,
Mv i-ter! my sweet sister! if a name
i. in r aiid purer wt-rn, it should be thine.
Mountains and seas divide u., but I claim
v,. (.-irs but tenderness to answer mine.
r lii-re 1 will, to me thou art the same
loved regret which I would not resign.
Tli' re yet are two things in my destiny
worW W roam through, and a home with
The rfr.-t were nothing had I still the last
it -re tde haven of my happiness;
liul other claim- and other ties thou hast,
ml mine is not the wish to make them less.
I fan reduce all feeling, but this one ;
An I that 1 would not; lor at length I see
Nic-h scents as those wherein my lile begun.
. The earliest even the only paths for me
Ha.1 I b'it sooner learnt the crowd to shun.
I tan J been better than I now can be :
The passions which havt torn me would have
slept ;
Lad not suU'er'd. and thou hailet not wept.
For three, my own sweet sii-ter. in thy heart
I know myself secure, as thou in mine;
"We were and are lain, even as thou art
B 'm-. who ne'er each other can resign;
It i? llie same, together or apart.
From iite'o commencement to ltd t-lon de
cline We am entwined let death como slow or
The tie which bound the first endures the
4 limit-in;; I"l.
It, is a very coinuifn thing to hear people
excuse their want of cultivation, of educa
'tion. of respectability, of refinement in
fact. of all the qualities that give one social
value and position by referring to the many
great men who have risen from the lowest
round ot the human ladder. They point to
Saakcspeare, Claude Lorraine, Columbus.
Napoleon, and other historically-famous in
dividualsincluding Horace Greeley and
trace them back to their earlv poverty and
ignorance, as an excuse. They say, "If
tlice men came from my class, it must be
the best one." The matter lies in a nutshell.
The lowest circle is an excellent one to get
away from. The difference between Wil
liam Shakespeare and John Smith is that
William could not remain in an ignoble po
sition, that eireunisrane s could not keep
him there, while John cannot elevate him
self above the surroundings in which
he was originally placed. It is no
disgrace to a man to have uscended from the
lowest ami most degrading condition, but it
is an overw helming shame it he remains in
it w hrn he has suc.i brilliant examples be
fore him. To say that a man "has had no
advantages" is merely to say he has not ta
ken advantage of circumstances. None of
the great men in history, those whose names
am) memories are like shining lamps, illu
mining the presi nt through all the mists of
the past, had 'advantages.'' They seized
their circumstances w ith auiron grasp, and
made them into advantages by their own
strong w ills and superior talent. The same
path lies open to all. The ladder is hard to
climb, wearying to the feet and blistering to
the hands, bat it has been climbed, and there
are many now in the mire and misery ot the
bottom round, who. mimiiulliil of blis ers
or weariness, w ill attain the highest before
they die.
There has been quite too much said in the
papers 'ihout those swords ol Gen. Twiggs,
lor which suit Has been brought against Gen.
Butler, and yet it U remarkable that the
main fact has been lo-t sight of. The ille
gality of the seizure by Gen. Butler, and the
appropriation of the swords by the United
S ales, grows out of the fact that Gen
Twiggs was not at the time of the seizure in
the service of the Con federate Stares he was
entirely disabled from service, and hisswonls
and plate were not prize of war, and could
not he appropriated by Gen. Cutler or the
I'niteJ Slates, without a judgment, execu
tion and sale, by a court and its otlicers
having jurisdiction thereof. liut then, as
be United States approved and benefited by
thi and similar illegal acts of appropriation
of pr.'vaU' property by Gen. Butler, the lat
ter wili probably call the Government in
'warranty U delend his acts therein. X. O
Personal Ahgcm&xt. Counselor R
, one of the foremost advocates of the
bar of Central New York, was himself a
collegian, and was naturally anxious that
his eldest son should reap tne honors of his
own Alma Mater. The counselor had been
quite wild in his early years, and Master
Will manifestly inherited a superabundance
of what the philosophers of the Josh Billings
fchool would call -pure eussednesg." Dur
ing his first year at college, il! was sus
pended for some flagrant breach ot discipline
and arriving at home, he proceeded to re
port the occurrence to his father. ""Sus
pended, hey ?" the old lawyer remarked,
laying dowu the volume of Reports that he
as perusing, ant, looking reprovingly t
Will over his spectacles. "A pretty begin
ning you've made of it, I declare !" The
culprit put his hands in his pantaloons
pockets and said not a word. "Well, air !"'
continued the parent, becoming angry at
Will perfect nonchalance, what have you
to say about it ?'' '-.Nothing, sir." "Xoth
ing, "indeed! What did the president tell
you when he suspended you?'' "He said 1
was the worst young man the college had
ever held with oue exception.'' "Ah! did
he sav wuo that was?" "Yes, sir." "Ah!"
(A slight- pause.) "And who was it?" "My
father, ir." As may be supposed, the last
reply was a perfect hoi teqttitur.
Dress in the Sandwich Islands. The
costume iutroduced by the missionaries,
nearly fifty years ago. is still the dress of the
native women. It consists of long skirts,
high waists. Immense coal scuttle bonnets,
and apparently no under clot hi no-. The
effect was laughable, as we met troops of
pretty gins uiui'iiicu nainue 01 ponies, and
areed in tbeoostumeof our graud mothers'
Portraits, chattering and laughing gayly as
they cantered along, their bright-colored
cresses fluttering iu the wind, and scarce! v
concealiotr their well-rounded forms. It
was not without much difficulty that the
missionaries succeeded in making thee
couaren of nature adopt any dress whatev
er, even for decent atundnncA at r.nuroh.
Even now, I have been told, ou some of the
islands the people bring ou Sur.dsy all their
coining in a ouncue to tne door or the
church, where they dress, and after serrice
doffing their costume, carry it homeward
uuuer their arms.
Proposed Congressional ArraoraiA
Txons The Chieasro Tribune make no the
folio win 1? list of schemes la Dreparatioa for
the coming session of Congress. looking to
the obtaining of appropriations of ala ,ot
subsidy from the general government:
The Kanawha canal and James river im
provement, 973 000,000: Upper Mississippi.
12,000,000 : levees of Mississippi. t30,000.000;
Ohio river710,00a000; LoulsvUle-and Port
land canal, 5,fm000; Memphis mf El Paso
Factflc railroad, 175.000000 ; lour line ol
ocean steamers, $30,000,000: Southern rail
Toad bonds, guaranteed Try -tne Unitad
State. $50,000,000; Northern Paolflo rail
Wrd, $60,000,000. Total $349,080,000.
Iaie Publication.
Memoirs of the War in the Southern De
partment Of the United State, hv Ht-nrv
Lee, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commandant of
the i'artisan Legion during the Ameri
can War. A New Edition, with Revisions,
and a Biography or the Author, by Robt
Such U the title page of one of the hand
somest and certainly one of the moet valu
able works yet issued from the press of the
Lniversity Publishing Company, of Xew
York a Company that has done more than
all the other Eastern houses combined, for
the encouragement of Southern literature
The volume before us is gotten up in the
best 6tyle of the book publishing art, and
the fact that this is the tLird edition, is th
best evidence of the poDularity of the
Memoirs. The work U 0:20 pages in extent,
elegantly bound, and profustly illustrated
w itn steel portraits, maps and battle scenes
Among the portraits are those of Ligbt-
Horse Harry, Gen. R. E. Lee and Gen
JWthumel Greene. We do not know the
price of the volume, but is well w orth the
usually reasonable rates of its publishers.
"Dkkam Xcmbkbs" U the title of a haud
soruely gotten up Domestic Novel, of 400
pages, by T. Adolphus Trollope, for a copy
of w hich w e are indebted to the publishers.
T. B Peterson & Brothers. 300 Chestnut
treet, Philadelphia. Price $1 75 in cloth;
or 31 50 in paper cover. The Rouud Table
high authority in such matters thus refers
to this work :
"The scenes in Dream Numbers are well
chosen the pleasa'it city of Lucca, the ruin
ous old town of Uzzano among the Appen-
nines, a rural domain tiair farm and hall
villa, on the banks of the Serchio, a lawyer's
nouse anu studio, witn tne cottage of
provincial wheel-wright's widow, the den ol
an usurer in ilorence, chestnut woods
church jdazza, a police office, priest3 domi
cile, a mountain pi.th. and a saintly ftata
all give scope to minute details of elill-lin
and natural scenery. The characters are
adapted to and spring naturally trom the
scenes; there is the proud and beautiful
contadino, queen ot her class, Regina Bari
toli lu-r vigorous, frank, aud handsome
lover, Calo Carioli, the shrewu, complacent.
aud portly father ot the heroine, prosperous
and hale, keen but kindly; the cunning, un
scrupulous curato. Pasquale; his garrulous.
self becking housekeeper; the pleasant.
buxom little widow Monaldi, with her
magnetic, bovine eyes: the pertinacious,
mercenary, M-o Moriui and his worldly-
ise father, with ihe ueceitlul and vindic
tive Simonetti, make up a group native to
the soil and the period, representative of the
couutry and the race. Tuscan rusticity.
aval ice, prejudice, urbanity, frugality, su
perstition, prrdanity ; Tuscan farming, juris
prudence, naivete, aiU duplicity ; tne scenery
and the soul ol the region in their uoiuiui
and characteristic phase; all come out on
the page ot the laithlul chronicler indis
tinct outlines and hues, caught from nature
with a patient haud and a true and kiudiy
eye. '
Roland Yokke; A Sequel to "The
Chanm.ngs.'" By Iks. Uenky Wood. T.
B. Peterson Brothers have just issued,
from the manuscript aud advance proof
sheets purchased from Mrs. Wood at an ex
pense of one hundred and fifty pounds,
terling, in gold, Roland Y'orke; A Sequel
to IheChannings." It will be real with
interest by all who delight in the marvel
lously and ingeniously constructed plot?
ich are characteristic of this authoress"
writings. Mrs. Wood has a marvellous
faculty of charming her readers w ith the
skill with w hich she puts her characters on
the stage, of multiplying her plots, of sus
taining her dialogues, and of intensifying
all her minor incidents. Roland Y'orke will
not be laid aside without eager perusal to
the end, for the reader will be constantly led
aside into new avenues and lanes, with such
enchanting view s and scenery, that he never
wearies of the path ; there arc so many new
faces among the minor actors, and such a
magic interest thrown around all they say
aud do, that bis delectation is complete, and
his interest never flags tor a moment. It is
but justice to say that, in these respects,
which are the secret of Mrs. Wood's great
popularity as a novelist, this, her latest
work, is her best, This volume will add
greatly to her high reputation, and will be
perused with eagerness by the whole read
Ing public. It is remarkably yvell printed
in large type aud on fine paper, in octavo
form, in uniform style with "the Channiugs"
price $1 50. and will undoubtedly have a
very large sale.
The "New Book ox Bcilding,"' recently
issued by Messrs. Ilinkle & Co., Cincinnati
is the most valuable because the most prac
tical publication of the kind that has come
under our notice. We thank them tor a
copy. To architects and builders, and to
persons contemplating the erection of public
or private residences, this book w ill be of
great value. Among its many illustrations,
we find accurate views of twelve residences
and one church in Mississippi. The price is
$1 00. The address of Hinkle & Co., is 3C5
West Front street, Cincinnati.
LirpixcoTT's Magazine, For December,
is to hand, with a splendid variety of valua
ble, attractive and entertaining contents.
Lippincott is our favorite Monthly. Sub
scription price $4 per year. Address the
publishers J. B. Lippincott & Co-, 717 Mar
ket street, Philadelphia.
"The SocniERX Farm and Home," is the
name of a new monthly, published by J. W.
Burke & Co- Macon, Ga, the first number
of which is on our table. It is gotton up in
the best style of such publications, and is
well filled with attractive and valuable
reading. The number before us contains a
finely engraved view of the building and
fair grounds of the Georgia State Agrtcultu- i
ral Society, with a description of the same, j
and an account of the State Fair recently-
held at Macon. The subscription price Is YJ
per year.
Educational. We have received" fiora
the well-known school-booK puonsners,
Messrs. A.S Barnes Company, Xew York,
the following publications recently issued
from their press to which the attention of
teachers is Invited :
Monti it h's Physical and Intermediate
Geography being Xo. 4 of ths Xational
Geographical Series.
The Xational Second Reader, by 1 arker
4 Watson.
Davies' Practical Arithmetic.
The address of Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Co,
is 111 ad 113 William street, Xew York.
The Mysterious yiau.
Who has not seen the man full of myste
ries and secrets ? He always has something
confidential to say to you some secret of
great importance to hint about and talk
roundabout and perhaps h will volunteer
to reveal it to you, (only you. because it is
important that you should know it!) But
when he gets through and swears you to se
crecy, you are as much puzzled to know
what it is all about as you were before he
burdened you with the precious secret. He
begins mysteriously and ends mysteriously t
and if you were not already familiar with
hi characteristics, you. would fel yourself
mysteriously enveloped In mystery. As it
is, you feel a little dreamy and foggy, and
unconsciously walk cautiously along till
you meet something to divert your atten
tion and restore you to yourself again.
The sanity of the mysterious man admit
of s good deal of doubt. However, be is
usually harmless, and, aside from the fact bt
bis belonging to the genus button-holder,
may be quite rational and agreeable. Tbougu
a character one feels like shunning, still he
is an object rather of pity than of condem
nation. Hence it la difficult to shake htm
off, as we cannot bear to treat him unkindly ;
so we gently avoid and evade him. while we
wonder why it Is that Providence allow us
to be annoyed br bis presence, and whut
great and good nee he serves in the scale or
animatsa creation, since not rung is made la
vain. . s... ...... r
Better's quartermaster, as was expecttd,
upholds the action of the Beast.
Leave! "Roond-About.' of the
Louisville Courier-Journal, says :
Every able-bodied young man daring
iue winter is expected to, and generally
does, do a vast amount of visiting, and to
guara mem lrom the rock so many are
splitting upon, a whimper of advice as to
how they can, perhaps, enhance them
selves in tne eyes ot the young ladies ;
the effect may not be unwelcome, and
many martyrs to late hours will thank us
for insinuating the suggestion into the
minds of their adorers. It is eimply this :
Don't stay too long. Eight o'clock is
juiteariy enough to upper r at beauty's
ieei, ana vou should incontinently vanish
at ten. Every miuute you stay beyond
ten militates against you. Your charmer,
alter two hours, will begin to exhibit
symptoms (invisible to you) of getting
sleepy, if not fatigued. - Her parents will
be kept up too late, and her mamma, in
particular, d eprivd of the Drecious nriv-
dege of erotis-fpuestioning your Angelica J
inu uissecting you when you are out or
the house. Endeavor to make yourself
aa agreeable as possible from eight to ten,
and then leave promptly. tehort and
frequent visits tell, when your setting-out
policy of staying until the old gentleman
conies down and aaks you to remain a
few minutes longer and get your break
fast, never would count. The vounc la
dies win tike this better, and look ail the
treslier lor not having been victimized
from ten to twelve the night before, aud
make themselves more charming than
ever the next time. Young fellows suf
fering from their first attack of calf love
will think this cruel advice, but the pa
rents and young ladies will not.
correspondent of Moore's Kural New
Yorker olFers a few words about purchas
ing poultry for the holidays, and we coni-
irend his remarks to those who are not good
judges of poultry. He savs : "Fowls are kil
led and prepared lor market with much
adroitness and care by some d alers, and
many devices practiced to catch the eye ot
the unsophisticated purchaser-the best side
u tne poultry beinsr shown to the greatest
dvantajje. Every sort ot fowl is killed.
plucked and put on market about Thanks-
givirg time, and if the purchaser buys an in-
lenor article at an exhorbitant price, he has
only hiin-r if to blame for so doing.
It U easv to juilsre of the nsn of a truck
ed fowl, whether old or vounir, simply1 bv
the lejrs. II the scales of the lejrs ot a hen
are rough, and the spur hard, you can set it
uowu lor a certainty ttiat she is old, with
out seeing the head ; still the head will cor-
rolaorate youi observation ; if that of an old
hen, the bill will he stin" and Hard, and the
comb rough and thick. The scaies on the
legs of a young hen are smooth, glo-sy and
iresii colored, whatever the color may be:
only the rudiments of spurs are observable;
me claws tender and short, and under bill
soft, the comb thin and smooth. An old hen
turkey has rough scales on the legs, callosi
ties on the soles or bottom of the teet; and
long, strong claws, while a young turkey
has the reserve of the niaiks. A young
goose or duck can be readily told bv the ten
derness of the skin under the w i.igs the
strength of the joints aud legs, and.' the
coarseness of the skin.
If the foregoing directions arc strictly
followed, iu purchasing poultry, we will
enture the assertion that the 'good-house-
yviie w ill have i o fault to hnd with the
length of time it takes to cook, or the tough
ness of her Thanksgiving turkey, goose or
hicken. inis mode ot huduig out old fowls
is inlallible.''
Use of Lime in Aokici ltukk. The ac-
tiou of lime is two-fold: tirst, physical, aud
second, chemical. As a mechanical asreiit
it opens still" clays, rendering tlu-m friable,
mellow, and more easily uorked; chemical
ly, it acts upon the vegetable matter of the
sou ana sets iree uiose ilores or valuable
ubstances vhk-h, w ithout the action of this
agent, must have remained inert and useless.
It also enters directly into the composition
t plants, and in many varieties forms a large
proportion of the weight f their inorganic
constituents. It neutralizes certain acids
which are often present iu soils, rendering
them useful to vegetation, instead of being
positively injurious, which they are iu their
original state. The existence of water in
the soil, however, affects the action ot lime
very considerably. If the land is wet and
untrained, lime w ill not exert tin same in
fluence which it would do in the case ol
thoroughly drained laud. A greater quan
tity of lime is necessary to produce a given
effect, and thus the neglect ot thorough
drainage entails a considerable greater ex
penditure in liming than would have been
necessary, if the land was either miturally
or artilieially dry. Cameron's Chemistry oi
Wade Ilsimplun on Ihe 1' reed men.
There is a State Fair noyv in progress at
Macon, Ga., and it appears to be attended
with considerable success. The agricultur
al and labor interests of the State are large
ly represented there, and they are not merely
confined to Georgi i. but extend over all the
Southern States. Many ot these fairs have
been held of late, ai.d the effect has been
generally pood, predicting a large y iin
proved condition of the whole South, aud
snowing the advance made in material pro
gress since the disastrous times of the civil
war. Gen. Hampton, who has Irequently
exhibited his wise appreciation of the exist
ing condition of things, and has given many
82iisijle ideas concerning the new relations
between the North and the South, expressed
himself w ith some force on the question ol
treating the fretdmen for the mutual bene
fit of that claes and of the Southern States
hIso. He urged tlae necessity of cultivating
a patriarchal aud friendly feeling with the
colored treedmen and the improvement of
their moral and intellectual status. This is
what the South requires. The Southern
people know that tne freed men are there
among them ; that they are there by law es
tablished, eitlier as an incubus to be carried
on the shoulders of Southern industry, or
an element to be employed lor iu benefit.
W ade Hampton evidently sees the matter iu
this light, and he advises his people well
upon this subject. The South is gradual ly
relieviiag ilsell from the effects of the late
war, aud pvrhaps there are no means which
it cau employ better calculated to assist the
issue than the jud.cious ue of the negro el
ment as suggested by Wade Hampton. X.
Y. Herald.
A 'I'ourit,l I'arndlM-.
"If there be an elysium on earth," it is
according to n eloquent correspondent who
has been traveling in the Caucasus on the
banks of the Phasis. twodays journey from
Tittlis. The river, he says, -wanders
through aa exuberauce of tropical shrubs
and grasses, and tinted trees, laurels and
rhododendrons. Species of palm and wild
fruit trees of every kind grow almost rank.
An J there are birds of all sorts; besides the
native pheasant, woodcocks, wild ducks,
snipes aud colored birds abound. This is
the bank of the garden, but away trom it
stretch the mountain. folding back one a'ove
the other to a distance of thirty or forty
miles first the wooded range, then the les-
distinct blue, and then the snow peaks
Over all was aglow of the soitett light, and
towards evening, when that snow was steep
ed in pink, and we passed the canoes of the
lovely Gourri, the most beautiful tribe of
the Caucasus, and heard them chant their
evening hymn, it was not wonderful that I
thought my horse must have stepped over
the precipice and sent me from sleep to fairy
land. And yet no one cornea here 1" TitHis,
tie prophesies, will become the most fashion
able tourist headquarters in the "world."
The steamers on the Black Sea. he declares
beat the Cunard ; the cabins and saloons are
much wider and prettier the latter actual
ly has a floor of pretty brick tiles.
Steamks. The Baltimore steamer Helen
Brooks, which our reader will remember
left Baltimore on the 5th day of August.
1869, arrived at ber destination a few days
icro. after the following extraordinary voy
age : She left Baltimore by the Chesapeake
Bay, and pa.ed through the Delaware
Canal, up the Delaware Klver to Trenton,
X. J- turouga the fctate or .new jersey by
canal, down Karitan liver to Xew York city.
np Hudson river to Trov, through the State
of Xew York by the Erie Canal to Buffalo,
thence by way of Lake Erie :o Chicago,
Hna thro turn tne uiinou canal to tn lut-
noi river, and thence down the Mississippi
tn the nlace of destination, after a circuitous
journey of over three thousand miles. The
Helen" Brooks 'is "small -steamer of light
dr&ft for use in tne oayou .u. iTcayune.
,i m- i ii II.-," :
A Philadelphia school girl wishes she was
a boy, so sue com a swear wnen ace uxoppca
Ber sonoci doou in its mua.
The "bump ot destractiveuess" Arail
w ay collision.
Absinthe and Hyarinthe are casing
much excitement in Paris at present.
Tis said that the. potato disease is cased
oy tne rot-ator-y motion of the earth.
Hope A sentiment exhibited in thewag
of a dog's tail when he's waiting for a one.
Wherever the Spanish language isspken.
there is chronic iusurrectiou and civiift ar-
Talents are nurtured best in solitud- but
character in life's tempestous sea. Gftb.
Flirting with Uigh school girls in Iston
has been stopped by the chief of police-how
ien t stated.
The way to gain a good rcputatio Is to
endeavor to be what you desire to ajear.
Very few of the Southern traders cone to
Bo-ton now. Xew York and Baltnor
gobble this immense trade between thai.
Franklin Pierce w as the 14th Presienf,
and there are fourteen letters in his ame
His initials F. P. stand for fourtcuth
"My son,' said a man of doubtful rorals.
putting his hand on the head oi a ouug
urchin, -I b lieve Satan has got hold ot ou.'
-1 believe so. too,'' was the reply.
At the wedding of Colonel Walter I Cut
ting and Mi-s Marie C. l'omeroy. at ?uts
tield, Mass., Mrs.Johu C. Colby, ol thatown
blazed out in $30 ou) worth of diamoUs.
Chicago Germans are to build an jJsOOOO
Illinois hiis five thousand practicing ptay
siciaus. This accounts for the prospe-ity oi
the marble works iu the State.
Wisconsin is covered with two tet oi
snow, and in the Southern part ol tin State
the telegraph Hues are all dow n.
Weston, the champion slow w alkr. has
b'-en beaten in Iowa by a farmer liityseven
years old. Xow quit.
It is believed that many people ommi.
suicide now-days in order to get thir last
letter in print.
South Boston is having one of thegreat
est revivals of the age.
The buttou mania is on" at Elin. 111.,
and a young female has collected iiiiS, ah
A Cincinnati tailor has been dismised for
making Dr. Mary Walker's pautalions tot.
short at the top or bottom, the papir dou'i
say wuich.
Putting a coal-oil lamp in a tin basin
when retiring is said to be a prevuitive t
explo.-ious. We. know a tri'-k wo'th two
of that chuck it out the window.
Hartford is enjoying "Uucle Tom'tCubin."
just as though there had been no w ar, ii.
hich the colored troops fought i.bly.
The new opera-house at Charleston, S. C
w ill b opened on December 1st. .t is Saio
to have no superior outside of Xew York.
The last thing out is a religiompaper in
Chicago using the slang expiessiua, "How
is that for high ?"' Well, how is it, br high i
St. Louis is in debt $14,000,001). tVe don't
see w hat they want to get trustee so much
lor. when the national capital issoucar ibeii
It takes $'3o0 ofllavtieu money to buy a
cigar. i
A first clas Chinese wife in SunFiancisco
is valued at $300.
The boys are already skating in the
Xorthweet and New England.
Chicago wants 10 000 Chinese for huse
servants, aud Xew York 50,000.
An Italian paper states that the Fore has
seut a Ktter to lather llyaciuthe.
The Suez Canal is said to be the nost stri
king passage in the Egyptian history.
There is a papier-mache church at Bergen.
Germany, capable ol holding 10U0 people.
Over 20.000.000 people ri.de In the London
omnibuses duriug the first half of this year.
A London paper wants criminals, as an
additional puuishmint, to be ted on horse
Punch discovers that the sea is a bette?
Iiousek' eiier than the eartiu because the sea
is more tidy.
The Xew York Express thinks trapeze
pclormauces quite as brutal and barbarous
as bull tights.
Six oien drew the CardilT giant to Syra
cuse, and he in return draws tw o tlaousanu
spectators daily.
A voung lady of Sedalia. Mo recently
killed herself because her lover took her sis
ter to a party.
Boston was unhappy Thanksgiving Dj
ftecause the price ot turkeys rose Uj ttii
live cents a pound.
The Prussians complain that the distiller
ies ot thit country consume uiore potatoes
than the people eat.
The Methodists of Vermont are to havj a
sennrary. tor which 0.000 are to be raised
oy a weekly ten cent subscription.
George II. Halscy, of Xewark. X. J, 1-
said to be selected as Mr. Grinneir succes
sor as Collector of Customs at Xew York.
Louisville, by a vote of 17 to 5, in the
School Board, has retused to exclude the
reading the Bible from the Public Schools.
France has 20 0f9 miles of telegraph, all
of it, excepting 2000 miles, hiving leen con
structed during the present i.iuperor s reign.
From Indon breach of promise ser
vant woman of 5o against gouty old man of
promise given l'J years ago Jamages
Queen Victoria's eldest doughter, the
crown Princess of Prursia. is said to be
showing signs of insanity, caused by domes
tic trouble.
The North German merchant navy con
sists of olio ship, with a united tonnage of
I.2yy.9S4 tons, f which 150, with 102,149
tons nd steamers.
Apropos of the proposed Dutch Atlantic
cable, the Xew York Telegra'in thinks the
tiottom of the sea may beprotierly called the
One of the most lamentable circumstances
connected with the death of George Peabody
is the mass of poor poetry perpetrated there
over in the rural pupes.
Three Santee Indians in Xebraska have
been ordained ministers iu the Episcopal
church by Bishop Clarkson. They are to be
missionaries among the Indians.
British Columbia, not to be behind in ag
ricultural productions, mentions, ,-ys an or
dinary achievement, peas weighing a pound
and three-quarter apiece.
An obstre porous negro was shot on Thurs
day last at Enterprise. The Meridian Mer
cury says that he did some act for which a
a policeman undertook to arrest him. He
made tight, and drew a pistol on the officer,
whereupon the officer shot and wounded
him, and then overpowered him. As he
was being conducted to the lock-up, be
called upon the negroes standing about to
come to his rescue. They looked quietly
on and let the law take its course, like good
On Thursday last, a difficulty occurred
near Enterprise between a Conservative
and a Radical negro, in which the latter,
named Do by, had his throat cut and was
At the recent election of officers for the
Mississippi and Tennessee railroad, the fol
lowing gentlemen were elected for the en
suing year: Frank M. White, President;
Directors Gen. Rocertson. Mjor McKay,
John Caldwell, DeSoto; X. R- Sledge, E
McGehee, X. Howard. Panola; W.B. Green
law, Frank White, Sam. Tate, Memphis,
Last week, two men named West, hailing
from Madison county, and Jackson, from
Clarke county, Kentucky, came to Grenada
with a drove of mules, having in thHr em
ploy a man named C E. Moore. When at
Grenada. Jackson returned borne, and West
and Aionre started with the stock for Talia
hatchie county. When near Tippo. Moore
assassinatea vrest. taking- his money anu
farting eastward wiuh the stock. At Water
Valley be offered the animals for Bale. He
wa . recognized, . instantly arrested, and
Ukrn to the Charleston jsi( where he sow
await an examination.
Barry Glnn. an ex-police man of Vliks
burg, Misris&ippl, was shot and killed, on. the
lita, py Aom iur-e, a nacxmaa.
Prescleace f Bbf. J. Walker.
The late Robt. J. Walker had a firm belief
In the power and caoacitv of the country
and of its renown and prosperity in the
future. The lollowing letter to his wife.
written aoout thirty years ago. puDiinea
for the first time in the Washington Chron
icle, w ill be read with interest :
Steamboat Exratss )
Xeak Caibo, Sept. 12, 1340. (
DzakesT Mart : We are approaching the
city of Cairo, and as my letter from St. Lou
is may not reach you sooner than from this
place. I write again to say that my health
continues excellent, and the boat on which
we are embarked is large and comfortable.
The scenery between St. Lui and the
Ohio river is very fine but is inferior in
grandeur and variety to that on the upper
Mississippi. I am now persuaded that the
population of the United S'atts at th cen
sus now taking, will exceed seventeen mi'
lions, and bv the year 1$50 w ill reach twenty-three
milliois. Xearly one-half of this
population will be west of the Allegheny
itsountaiua at this time, and in IsOO tn-re
jhan one-half. The great European hire Is
just beginuingto emigrate here. A general
ar in Europe would send us millions
ilolland, Belgium. Denmark. Sweden and
Vorwav, Pru-sia and Austria. toother with
Great Britain, w ill fend us the gretter part
f'th, emigration. France. Itily, Spain and
Portugal have not yet participated in the
emigrating spirit, and the Knsi ins are no
i mulled to come. At St. Ixuis. Oregon is
spoken of as the Western country, and the
tates on the great valley of the" Ohio and
Mississippi will soon be regarded as the
.treat central region of the republic, lfiit
le Mary is spared to the age of her great
grandfather (Benjamin Franklin) she will
-ee a city on the Pacific greater than Phi'a
lelphia now is. and pass on a railroad from
m-chb to ocean in less than a week.
If you doubt this preserve this letter, that
little Mary may read it when an old woman,
md realize he- father's predictions.
How grateful should we be to Alnfighty
God tha: we are permitted to live in an age
fsuch surpassing interest, and in a coun
try blessed with so much of humnn liberty.
K liglon, education and steam are to pre--erye
us as a free and united pople, and to
carry ouwa-d this republic lo adestiny more
ublime than any imagination has dared to
(Mneeive. It is said, -'an undevoitt astron
omer is mad," but the time i rapidly ap
proaching whn the saying w ill be true as
to underuut Africans.
Give my love to all our dear friend at
Bordentown, and many kisses to the two
little darlings.
Your devoted husband.
11. J. Walker.
Mas. M. B.Walker.
HrminNrrBCe ol .TI n. lIsidIon.
At dinner Mrs. Madison always took the
head of the table; It r. Madison the mid'He.
oid one of his secretaries the bottom. Her
neniory was so good that she never forgot
a name, and would address each of her
guests, though just introduced w ith twenty
tl:ers as if she had known them for years.
She was a magnificent looking woman in
the draing-rooin. Her stately and Juno
like figure towered above the rest of the la
lies. When she found a timid, young girl
-he would attend to her most assiduously,
onduct her to the piano, and remain with
her till she became more at ber ease. At
one of her receptions a tall, dangling youth
fresh from the backwoods, made his appear
tnce and took his stand against a partition
wall. He stood in that position like a fix
ture for half an hour, and finally ventured
to take a cupol coffee, which it was then
'he custom to baud around. Mrs. Madison's
keen eye had noticed his embarrassment,
ind sh wished to relieve it. She walked up
and addressed him. The poor youth, as
'ounded. dropped the saucer on the floor,
md unconsciously thrust th cup into his
breeches ocket, toThe crowd is so great,''
-emarked the gentle lady, that no one can
-tvoid being jostled. The servant will bring
vou another cup of coffee. Pray, how did
vou leave your excellent mother? I had
nee the honor of knowing her. but I have
not seen her for some years.' Thus she con
tinued, till the poor youth felt as if he were
in the company of an old acquaintance. He
took care, secretly and soon, to dislodge the
protuberance in his pocket.
Aiming for the Bmt Quality.
Bring a good thing to market, and you
w ill be crowded with customers. You will
iot. only get more, but considerably more
on many thiiifs.
Look at the pranes of ttie nest varieties
fully grown and ripened, and see what an
idvance they will bring. There fa no glut
with such grapes. You cannot raise
nough ; that's the difficulty. And so it is
jvirh every product.
If the market, is dull, introduce a superior
irticle, nnd you giv it activity. You nor
nly sell (w here others fail to sell nt all.)
hut you sel' at a fair advance on the nominal
nm e. Ion cmi sen a superior thin? at any
time. And when the market i buovan.
hen If, is that you are king of the hoard. It
is then that the price is advan ed, and you
get thp benefit.
And it is a pleasure to sell a good thing,
whether fruit, beef, griti, butter. cheee.
vhafever it in.iy be. You not only goto
market with confidence, hut vou hold your
irticle while you have it on hand ith the
ame assured feeling. You feel safe. Yu
nride in the thought that you have the
arti le.
Is all thi nothing. Then sell and it will
he something. It will line your pocket.
ind gel you a reputation. e have known
'hings to be sold on reputation slone.
But j'ou can raise a good quality jimt-as
well as a poor. You can raise just as much
of i
Where do our bst things come from ?
From our best producers, our most intelli
gent, oh r most honored men. They see how-
it is, and do accordingly.
It is an inferior ar'icle that gluts the mar
ket ; a good one never.
It is safe then to aim at Xo. 1 ; It i profit
able; it is reputable. Journal of Agricul
From the Mexico (Mo.) Ledger, Xnv. 21.
I'orsern .. rreisted M laadllnjf on
H Ijargp Scule.
On the fifth day of March lar. two men
bv the respective names of Bently and
Henley, purchased ot the "Mexico Xational
Exchange Bsnk" in this city, three several
d rafts. on th: Stat.es Saving Institution"' in
st. Loui. One of these drifts was pid. and
returned canceled in a few days. The oth
ers were not heard from until a few days
dnce. It seems that tn-se parties were ac
complished forgers and swindlers. They
made th-ir way to lexa. nsrensimy rortlie
purpose of buying Texas cattle. Tt ey bore
a letter ol introduction to a Mr. Billion II.
Odom ot Austin in that State, from a gen
tleman w nti w hom he was acquainted, and
in w hom he confided. They represented to
Mr. Odom, that they were there tor the pur
pose of buying cattle extensively, that their
funds were in drafts that they desired to
cash, and at their request, be introduced
them to banking concerns to wnicn tney
-old checks to the amount of some fifteen
thousand dollars. In due time it transpired
that these drafts were bogus. The banks
informed Mr Odom of the fact, who imme
diately started iu pursuit of the scamps. He
was fortunate enough to overtake and arrest
'hem, and recovered all the money of w hich
thy had robbed the banks, except about
$600. He found in their possession a lrge
number of bogus checks, and among them
the two checks of the Mexico Xational Ex
change Bank. One of those checks was tor
930. which they bad raised to$ 5O0 and the
other for $1750 raised to $3500. Bently, we
learn, was a tall fine looking man. welt
dressed, of graceful and easy manners, and
evidently a man of culture and refinement.
There plan seems to have been well digested
and arranged, but through the vigilance of
Mr. Odom, their grand speculation was
suddenly brought to an ignominious and
profitless termination.
Oxlt a Cent In closing the accounts of
the National Broadway Bank, of Xew York
City, there was a mistake of one cent. A
draft was drawn by Treasurer Spinner for
the balance in the bank, amounting to $18.
450 10. which wa honored, and in the letter
ol transmittal the bank Cashier notified the
Treasury that there waa tlll 'ue the Gov
ernment the cum of onecent. An examina
tion of the ledger and cash accounts was
Instituted and the error was discovered
The amount should hve been $18,450 11.
Forthwith Treasurer Spinner notified the
Cashier that he could forward a draft for
that amount. A press copy of the letter
wa made and a proper record of it kept
In due time the bank responded, enclosing
a draft for one cent. Tb Cashier, tn trans
mitting tbe draft, add that be U happy to
say taut the transfer wa made without dis
turbing financial circle. The letter and
draft were received. - the neoavcary record
made in ball a dozen books, the proper in
dorsement obtained, and tne money drawn
and deposited to the credit, of the proper
fund. . .' ....,-
Prine Humbert, of Italy. kp on low.
ing his wild oat, tatanpened with aoj
camber of nam.'
L MEMOltl in.
Died, at the reticence of her father. Dr. J.
O. Wliarton, near Terry, Hinds county, ou
tha 13th lust, Mas. Sakau W. Fitz High
wife of C. D. Fitz Hugh. Esq, of Nevada.
The death of this most accomplished and
admirable lady is n occasion of the deepest
sorrow in a wide circle of devoted relations
and friends. Xoue w ho knew her could fail
to appreciate the many virtues which
adorned her character. "She w as endowed
by nature with a mind of superior caate. and
she ti jo td eery ady antage which the best
schools of the country afforded. There w a
a charm in her simple, yet refined manner;
iu herglow ing. yd chastened imagination;
in her sparkling, yet innocent wit; audio
her brilliant and almost uni ty aled powers
oi couvcrsatiou ; but, ahoy u all. in the child
like simplicity ot her afteetion, w hich cap
tivated 'he heartsolall witli w hom she cane
in contact, in a woid. there w as a majnttiam
tbuut her both charming and iricsi.-inluc
To ail these attractions were added great
t-ujucliinss of person ot features and ot
form and wheu w e sty that, over the whole
coustetlaiioii of virtues and of graces wuich
hone in her character, w a tin o n tin- h.ilo
of deep, uuatlected piety, we feel thaUw hiNi
we have drawn a picture true to nature, w,
shall be accused ot the 1h common error ol
exaggerating the viittiee ol tne dead.
rvjkeral years oetoie her oeatn sue em
braced the religion ot her sainted uvithc r,
(at whose sile in a distant State, her leiuaiu
now repose.) made a public profession ol
laitli in the merit and atonement ol a Cruel
tied S.yviour, and. to the la-l moii ent of hei
i ile.conl uiued true to her confirmation vow
She was scrupulously conscientious and ex
act In her observance of all the riles pre-
8-iibcd. and the duties enjoined by li'l
Church. It was her blessed privilege U
reai the reward of a life of such consistent
and devoted piety in the sublime tranquil i
ty of mind with which she entered the VhI
ley and shadow of d ath, and "passed
through Glory's morning gate, and walked
iu Paradise.' Very lew naye been called to
meet the "pile messenger" uii'U r circum
stances more painful or better calculated to
cause them to shrink hack wi h agonizing.
though unavailing sorrow. It was but a
twelve month sinee he stood at the bridal
altar, and there pledged her heart and hand
lo one whom she had known from her
childhood, and who had proved himself wor
thy ot the priceless boon she bestowed
.Now, when suddenly, in the vigor ol lite
aud health, the angels beckon her aw ay, two
thousand ludea separate her from her hus
band, sudden ns was the summons briei
as w as" the lime allowed for hurried words
of parting to the aged father, and heart
broken sister, w ho bent over ner uj ing
couch, she was not only undismayed, but a
sinileol heavenly triumph overspread bur
face, and continued lo illuminate her coun
teiiHiice long alter her pure spirit had taken
iu flight.
Wuh the co- sciousness of duty perform
ed in every relation of life as daughter.
sister, wife sliesauk lo rest as fades a sum
mer cloud aw ay.
' Good she was. and fair in youth,
And her mind was seen to soar,
And tier heart was wed to truth ;
Take her, Death, tor evermore
Forever evermore."
Deep as must be the grief of that sorrow
ing hoiwhold, w hich she tie it gave cans"
to mourn be to re. they naye an uniaiung
source ot consolation in every word and act
which is remembered ol t.ieir dear departed
' K-st in peace, thou gentle spirit
Throned above
Souls like thine ith God inherit
Life and love."
Died, on the Until November. !'.. at the res
idence of Mrs. McQuill, tpranilrunttier of the
doressedl Maooik Mi'Oowck, wife of Henry
H. McUowen, of Madison cuuiu v.
A few weeks apo the bridal wreath cmwnel
her youthful hro-. esterdsy ihe flowers
were chilled ry the com nncer oi ueaui ami
they faded, nn'i became garlands for th tomh.
The bridal robe a funeral pall and lips and
cvt tliat beamed with animation, and tlmt
wore the semblance of bealtb became inani
mate she passed away as tbe summer rose
before tbe breath of Auuimn.
She bad only arrived at the ao of twenty-
two yet she Lad learned tbe preat lesson ot
life, viz : to live only to be beloved, and to die
to be regretted. IL-r virtues were many, they
are inscribed on the hook of lite her goodness
was great and will live in tbe hearts ot those
who knew ber. Wlpcn the summons came lor
her appearance at the great tribunal, ber soul
went lorth without a struggle, and winged its
flight for a harrier realm, the smile never fa
ded from the chisseled features so willing
that even death returned abashed at his vicioi
The lover of four year, and tli husband of
a few day-, saw tbe cup of joy pass from his
lips. Lightly may the Autumn leaves fall
upon the consecrated spo,t and may spring
with her smiles scatter tbwers over the grave
of the young w ife, now the bride of IK-atli.
Shi-wi f Shot i.vu Kiu.i-.n wiiii.e At-
tkmpii.no to ukks r a iiokhk- 1 Mil-y
From a vciitlcmaii who readied here liom
Fast Tennessee, yesterday, we learn that o"
Friday last, a man mimed Cal.iu llicks.
whom the Sheriff of Monroe county h d
deputizitl to arrest one Hunt, accused ot
horse-steal nig, summoned a posse i men
and w ent that night to the house of young
Hunt s father, for the purpose ol making the
arrest. I hey w ere met at l fie door oy tne
old man, w ho asked what the wanted, and
f irther. if they bad not come alter his son
Hick answered that they had. ami a-k"d ll
he was at home. The father said, "Vi s;
he's up stair.." aud called to his son to
come down; that a lot of men wi re in the
house looking for him. and to come down
and help kill them. At the same lime he
leveled his pistil at Hicks and II red. wound
ing him. lie lore Hicks fell he returned the
tire, woundinir ol I Hunt, w ho fired sgain
The second shot was latally ff. ctive, and
Hicks w as killed. At this juncture young
Hunt came down, and also commenced fir
inir. Afu r the exchange of several more
shots from both sides, the posse succeeded
in capturing both ihe Aunts. Another one
ofthepsse whs wounded, and also young
I licks. The Hunts w ere both lodged in
..... . t ii-.- r
IheanairtooK piaceaonuiiour.ni.es iroiai
Madsouy illc. Nashville L'mou.
Wo liirn th ntoamirn if announcing that
the Carolina Lite Insurance Comptfiv has
elected for it President the Hon. JeflVrson
D ivi. aud that be has content d to serve in
that capacity, and w ill make. Mempnis tils
future home The Vice-President are
u. f .1 Wi.lm and .1. T IVttiL. the
other officers of the Company remaining a
lierefiore. v riiiixriuia.c uur tu, un
o.a u..r D.Jnn tn nnr miniher of ml pminei.l
citizen, who will be only the more highly
. . j . i .. ,i ..... . .. i.
appreciated anu esiecmeu me more uc is
know ti- it is no aisnonor to step trom a
h'urh nnsition Co the honest avocations ol
lile, no matter how it may have been neces-
Itatctl oy misiortunv. uncinuaiua was run
ess esteemed when at the plow
han when holding the reins ol
empire. e wish Mr. Davis restored health
igor and long lire. And w hen, in tno in
i itable future, he shall, in the minds of th'
bole mass ot his country men. be restored
that esteem and honor w hich dwells in
the bosoms of bis own loved South, and
w hich his eminent services and his true pa
triotism and love of Constitutional liberty
navvso wen ueoerveu, anu inn v 'uniijr un
. .... 1 1. n thu u p i. lau t . f h.r moef Hi.l-tn
guished sons, w hether in peace or war. we
trust ne may again oe reiurneo. uj eoine po
sition of more extended public influence and
usefulness. jiempnis Appeal.
MDiCAxPRorr.RTUsor Egos. The white
of an egg has proved of Utethe most traci
ckus remedy for burns. Beven or eight sue
ce lul applications of this substance soothes
pain and effectually exclude the burned
parts from the air. This simple remedy
em preferable to collodion or even cotton
Extraordinary stories are told of tbe healing
properties of a new oil which la easily made
from tbe yolk of hen egg. Tbe eggs are
first boiled hard, and tha yolks are men re
moved, crushed and placed over a tire, where
they are carefully stirred until the whole
substance is just on the point of catching
fire, when the oil sepe rates and may be
poured off. One yolk will yield nearlv two
teaspoonsful of oil. It Is In general use
among tbe colonists ol BumI a a
means of curing etita, brui and scratches.
Bergen. Germany, ba a papier-mache
church, which will hold one thousand peo
ple. John Smith I among the member of Con
grec trom Ohio.
The New York Leader estimate that no
than twantv thnuMiid Kmwt Ynrr -
living above their mean.
Tb answer to numerous lnqulrl fo
tha whereabouts of Indian Summer, U tha
It has fon to a "reservation.'
$3 00 PER YEAR
The Irop--l Cnnl ubme JncU
MaInteretlii; Itrporl tupt.
W. ?l. obrg,i:c3lneer.
At a special met-tlugot the Dard ot May
or and AlJernieuhcl J recently ihe follow ing
report w as read, and ordcitd to l o publish
ed: Vn-Ksni KC Miss.. Nov.f'tU. IrYK
To th i 2tuvM- and Cvmrl ty'fV
Cif v rr J a. 1- :
Ge.nti fme : I return jou herewith a
protiie showing t!;e levels ot the route sur
yecd by tne lor oi.r propped canal. Also
u estimate of I he mnotn.l ot earth work
reciuirvd lor its const ruction.
Mv calculations are based f r a canal hav
ing iu bed ti loci In w idlh.w i ll h.mks sloping
six inches to one toot in h"cjit. The um
ouiUM-nces ats x4iito" l'.sil Uiyer aluxi
one mile norill raslwardiy liom Iheh .!
House an I terminate-at the sl. uuti whi. l
ill). lie-Into the rlycrmar Ihcciiy bi idy
llic difference In tncUyel ot the wat r it.
the river at the miiiI ol eolllhielict nif ill uiet
-tt lile city bridge i SIX leel, t'p'll Kiel
lice to the 1'rolile J ou will pcio I e I li .i
indicated by red dotted Inns. I w o lines m
level for the canal, one being l o feel tn low
low water mark, ihe ot.icr l aid d" a d un
in the river, eight lel above, a dill", rehec o
(II leel iu the I w o b-y i U. To eo.iuu.t lln
e:-n ll W ilil its bet I t W o feet b low low W I
mark at tne point id'eoiiiiin uc Hu nt, mi
cavatiou .)! lon.t.'l cubic irls id cutii i-icqiiin-d.
w hu ll at a cost id' twenty cci,t
per J art will amount fo iJl KM M a .o
hen c rmpleted. It will luive a Mil at i i t-r
lllilllis ot lolir feel. To lH.ii.ll lli-l llie li l
1 1 1 1 4I.Vij yards d' excay alioii is r. quit . t
Which st twei.ty cents p. r yaid w ill amoidll
ofs'itM) 4i) the f ill ot water at it leimiioi
will th- f.iiiU'cu feet. I liayc al.o mention
e.L iu pencil, on the Pit'lile llie liuiiiix-r ol
yards ,,f txcavalloii required, should tin
tied t the c.uml tie rai-cd two lect lioe th.
upper line in licateti. which ;.t s;nie r.u-.
f-rard would be J71bl N). At the .n I
allele the urV'c) commence, the liwi i
narrow, pror.aMv 1 1 t requiring a il.oii to In
more than two hundred !- t III length ; by
its erection gn at say ing would be in i.:e in
the coiist rui iioii . tne canal, a on-taio
flow ol water insured, and w ith a tail lim
ply sullicictit to in. .ye any mai-him-ry
.should this proposed work be completed
Jackson can hold out more inducements I 'i
the erection of luanii l.i.-ioi i.-, which Ii w
places in tills count rv tan t.r.l.
W. M. VO-151 'Kti. Kngiucir.
I. lie in Witn I'mnrlx-o,
tsa.il Frauci-co. yyriic a corrc-pondehf. 1
a wondrous city f -r display. Merchant
and shopmen of li.iMluii ami New rk
should come out lit ic to learn the ni t id
show leg wares and lot-n Iihii.iUc tn h Ivi.ii
lage ami wuh far ing tit sign. lln n :.i i
more show-H lii.lown and more goodM to th.
window- t la m ii in any other city 1 ever yisi
led. Nor does everything end ill tli-pl.is.
There is a wide variety of goods In re us In
any eastern city ; in ihe m uter ol rh nlal
g iods th.-re is leu I nm s is much as iu all our
cistern cities put together.
You niut pay ill tur bills on a coin ba
sis. If you idler grecnb.it ks, y ou urea low til
but seventy- five or sey t nf i -ix Cent on the
dollar for them. It's better to go lo the
bank at oirje mi l txciiaigc J oui cut ti nt
tor gold and silver at the current rales in
New York. A "b.l" is the standard, one
would almost say ci,: lit to liie dollar. i t
tell cents is it 1 1 I I . either ill gltilig or
taking, a a bu ;" it you pay a quarter, y on
can gel lint ten t enls in change, unit lint' i
received everywhere from j ou lr a "hit."
It the price of anything I- iimiii. tl, ev.-rv-
.b.d liiith l'taii.l- hal coin i- meant . i nut
I say tn re o a;i t rand -co I -ay of Califor
nia and Nevada, gem-tally all transaction
ate in gold himIu-;-.
Tlietiiy hotels t harge three ilotlir r
day coin, of coiiive. luipiiiy nt many
places, anil by many per.ou. t-t.il.lr-h..
Unit lor lnot thing one has to p.iy lu re
ju-t about a in any dollars oi cent in i-u!n
a as paid at the Ka-i in currency. Alter
ne has got down ton set ie Im-is living
may posi-ihly be a lit le cheaper than it i in
Itosloti ; it is something of an it'-m, how ever,
vv lieu the immigrant trom N' w Knli.n.l
must ptv $''.MHo have his $lj) i in n t.c
turned Into t7."l.
The eople are gene-oils mid hospitable
fo h d. grce hew ilderitig il one ha liad no
Western experience. Their time, tloir
steamboat, their horses, their si rvaid.
their orchards, their vineyard, eyiti their
holl-cs, are at your service. All the long
season they Imye not w t-Mi i.-il : Ins pitl ly td
twenty-like ju-t in from the Ivi-t I as cor
dially rccciv, d and w eleonn d us t hat which
came early in July they will lie invit.-d to
more rides, and ilinmr. and tX' ursion
than they can possibly accept. The ,s,iu
Fraiici-tr uns do everything on a large scale,
much mi a scale of ret kit's Mlavngalice.
Ill whatever el-e they fail, they do not lad
in making a good lime lor lh.-ir vi-itor-.
doing what they do in a most genial 11'
hand f -1 1 Kli. a if liny wi re Inn in ling out
IIh.-1i.iIj1 ual spirit in wliicn tln-y live.
Are t) iiiin ii Nlliiu.
One of the small sins of women Mr.
Linton ullirtns to l; stinginess, and wo
are nit going to ilt-ny llio case. Aln-l
all women are stingy in a bargain :nnl in
payment for work, and so an- all middle
men in general, iin l women wt nio-tly in
that capacity. They Lavo not often liny
money of tlicir own, nor very t:iin li nt
their disposal ; llu-y arc expectetl In make
it go a long way au.l account for the cx-jH-ndittire
to another jx-rson who would
probably shrink yyith manly fear fmni
being slaiige.1 by a disiipiHiiutcil c.il.mun
of mi i-xtisjieratt-il lishwiie, but il.n h not
fee wliy his yy il'e shntilil object to it. We !-
lie vt this reciigineil sttiioitic. aris.es Irutn
those catiscH, ami is not by any tue.iits ihe '
natural lisiMiittiti oi woman. It any
one wishes to see a place where the ser
vants eat what they like, are liberally
paid, and cosset ei I uti.l carol l'.r in In alih
and in sickness, where the very hr s mi l
dogs are underworked, where the repairs
to the tenant's house ure piib-tantially
matle, lie must look for it where two or
three maiden ladies live together on u
fixeil uml comfortable income, which tln-y
spend in their own fashion, being ac
countable to no man for what th v !o.
We have wen tunny notabh instances of
this kind, though wo ore concerned to ad
mit that the w rvahts w. re all ropiirod to
be of one way of thinking n to li ur h
and ftato, nn l th" tenant to poll r.n the
right side at election times, othTwio for
the one and the other there would bo a
very mauviti. quart d'heure indeed, fol-
Ir.u-.l nn in en .f r.f fi: rt hr-r rei -t r.... l.v I
a notice to quit. Pull Mall fjaz tte,
fiio ii y tiling humx-iied a we b-tt the .Wv.
A imddeii A ( r i 1 shower had sprung up. and
so we found the porches and p.aagt! way
lined witii close stacked umbrellas; the)
looked like musket In an armory. F.v rv
genii man took one, himI those of the lad it
who heeded Aligelides totiidt -d one to rue.
It Heeni that til city own mol prnvi'le
the umbrella. Wi.i-n I cnie to Lie inn. I
illt thine tu the hall, an I llm; wattielal
1 thall see it. B it I have i-qnlre.!. anil fi
eema W.t as soon as the rai.i U over, the
agent ftr this district w ill coine round in a
wagon nnd collect them. If it rln mv lv
when I am here a waiter from the Inn will
run and fetch me on". I 'hail carry It till
the ram U ov. r, and lhn leave it anywln re
I choose. The agent lor the district will
pick It up. and pi .celt In the umbrella stand
for thti uomon. Ii case of a sudden tthow er.
aa thi to nlglit. " i. of cour, their busl-ne-nto
bupply churcln? or theatre.
I have notlc ;d anothr g.iod thing ils-ut
nmbreJU. A man in front of me that day
tt rained had a letter to post at a box which
raa on a street lamp. If lie had had lo hold
hi umbrella with one hand to open the
box with another, and to drop In a letter
with a third, it would have been aw kward,
for he had but two band. So they hi.:
made the cover of the box w ith ring handle
ha opened It with hi umbrella hand,
catching the ring with the hook of the um
brellaand posted bis lettr with h' other
hand. Edward Everett HaiVa "VUlt to
The Wentern Pacific Railroad employed i
man at swltcb-tender who In tha word ol
the detpmeh, althouj'b having a tlrne-tjibl-.
could melther read uor wrl. and did not
know watch train ha t tha right of track."
Ay the. Ijrnorance of thlt mn ix'een per
oni were hurried Into eternity. It la grat
lfylog to know that tha twitch tender in un
der arrcet, and thU the man who hired htm
Uoot. ,
Th JohnatowdTFenntylvanU. lxeawcri.i
plor thrt tboutaad worlunco.
!TLarlt Ywl Firat Ltnrt.
Mark Taain mad a .cth at a lau
G,uet in hi hoaic at l'lttsbufg, a fw d iv
ino', i:i which Le thus JcTill l i- '
but La the lecture Cold :
I had len t"lJ not to utulct 'akc i ba
ttue by almost every one 1 ta!kc 1 ' :i
the vubject. Stmn of tnv tiit intiiua!
friends r:ll4 t t me that I would in .he u
bigger f ,ol i f iny-tlf than I t a!!y yas,
1'uke and m-11 the artirle t, i have w i it;, tt.
It i g't enough for a ina,niii-, but "i
(."tu't feild it acceptal.lv bt i n., aa itii-li-ance.
llowoyer, 1 w.t Lent r-.i .i.l.v. r
ing a lecture, mid I fui.il'. y f -ut. n.'oiir
aetnf nt in an i l l new;, -js r man . f mi
r raiioiroo. He Hdie.i me to e. in an 1
socure a large house t.-r tr.v itotial t 'l it.
but 1 told him that 1 thought f w
advisable to st.ui t w itli a .-iii.t.l h. n
guire, who own the '" r l b--u-e
I'raticivo, rt nted file his btlthiit.:
fv dollars, and 1 se.-tin d an -l 1
UM be
. Ma
l;i .- i-.i
1. r .f
i .rri, ,
man to attend t the heavy b.i-.ti'
Tim tot ll wu yyt 11 pi... .n l. I. I Lt n
tht' morning previous to t! 1. tur. I
,-ursed myst It f.-r niiti.i: r.it; rf ry. 1
.c!it. Ilowcvtr, 1 wt id .o.yu t.:!..-l! -aire
about 1 oVIttA in lite :l:-riM. i,. ai. j
there 1 found r.ty -itcn In t 1 m th-' t- y
..111. c win ic I i. td p! i" -1 I. mi. I t
e:tf ill th.' hode lia-l b- -ll - I I. ftJ.-l l.!'ll
making thi di vt ry I hall t'-.-U. i to
h-.-tve town, but tny lii'til wouldn't b t
me. Tin' hod"' wa op. h' d fat yn
clock, and tlf bviun- yya i.i.i -i.'i - I !
t-oaiincli. f tit t iht. '1 I !..!;!! m
totil invstlf t lln- pi fc 1 wi t tl-.wn
about six o'chk, lt.it 1 wu in a tt rnUe
sweat and sib li tortiiro n- 1 wit - l
olTlicytr want to i p. 1 1 ic ' nnn. I
slid ill M'tlly so that lio otii- c.u.M see n.c,
and went rop'.ng at:d soivt ring mi : ,'
odd hkitig castl" , lotls and tH. r M;..
thing until 1 b.un 1 the curtain, mid I
peeping through ll lode in it I .W that
the house W lis CI .1 in hied full of pt- -!". -At
this tieot I y my ahu m inert a-.-d. a;.d
if 1 had felt bad' I- tore I now was w-..r..-.
Drops of sweat fell when I thought that
if I should J" out then' M TI 1 make H bob h
t hcic wi lt- in. ti Miou-di tin re to n
ll . wt vt i. 1 h:y 1 t.iiV ii th" prc-iiiiti-.ti
to get six good tin II, Hil l plocured tllflll
seats in the fir t r..vs. Win n I said Hiiy
thing tliat rt iiibh-d a j Ae tin y w. i.- to
go il on tin tloor a- hard as th. y coiil, 1.
If the jokes wi re y i ry obs.-ii r. d anlth-t
aildietiee Wouldn't sec it. 1 w a. to 1-1
at tny six teen in the front row and smile,
u.s ii 'signal for an uproar, whuh i.p. n
every oeeasio'i wa. prouij.tly unwtii.l.-
i Wt-lit oil lit last IllHI. ll ll sweat that I
w:itibli-.-ed tol.-an otia I" i" la lor n'oit;
but in a tt-yv minute mv blhoy ina-!.-filed
outrageous npplaii'- that I lor.cie
covered: mid I wa actually Mirpii." d tny
si If lit the liUhilx r "I joke 1 nlate-l. I
wi ld on sw iiniiiin'd y, ititi r-" r-t-d my
joke yyilh p itho; and wl.'-n in tt.M .-tJinn
1 haj.pi lied to enli h the i ol a lady in
the box whom I yy a iicjii uiile.l with, and
I iieeordiu.dy smiled p fitly. Iti-i.mily
it was catl.dit lii and rc-j d d I i by ll,"
six in. ll ill the front toy., ! lip'U ! o.
ti.-i a-ioti tie did th. ir be-t.
PaKI N"V. ; N i.ol.-.-n yy
by lln j O.I .--slon id the ". n.it'
I t ril Hill' w ith tor Ii il il. no . i
t . . i
,e I i
loy ill 1 1 V no Ml i I lo i and r imo d
in... 'I'lo- Knit.. ior nit r a. hii'i
tn. l
' ll,e
1 1, lone It I M I . let i. i ng i "It
.ec. ll III tl t ll-llf, li I III v ..i. e.
Kit. Ins out mi I iiii- I tl it
I' l a l ice li In I I lilt nut " ill. 'I c
.1 .1. !iy. le-l s
'Ihe -0 th
ol III I I I I -1
III It - .' . I
ll,- u. .ti ol il.t- point yy ll". h he piopo i I
I l.e I i ill e. ' ioli ol I l-l I n,' id il - i s iin -1 the I"
tine let al ion ol "he people in I he in n -. i. i -oililic-,
tin- school., tin- w ..1 ' -l." oil .,ii
t li.- In nil. lie I-an pi ror nan lud.s I n,
l.oUlli ing tltelMslel.ee ol ll ..i.i! y I i -I
I.... I,. 1 u cl I. I I .in. e Mild 111 I I It ll'.' ll I
lli.-H.MI.lt I eetllinl ing tln itll Jilt' I- I-
.Igemint yy hit ll I he I en p'l e r- li h I t,. the
tl.Hh.pil t lit of I l.i- ei.,,,1 nOlontl Hi' i..
of th" vt ol Id' plog I e- s. lo 1 1 . I .1. t i r It I ' ) ,
the Sue t a", il and -Lnm, lie lit- It., p
llollglVIII toller M tji'sly HI the I, I I i " li
st i lute it s 1 1 j cl lor sp t id to ,e i .tl iil.il no. .
- , S-
IV. I I'M HI l-loher S.l - n.-i,'. -i ."!' i x
clt. mi nt w n pro.hi. ed in lo ii e-t itl ti ey
a i i gro's Hogging n w hue man for .no- .!
mi si ie in.it I. r 'I If 1 1 1 ' i -' t t i" 1 1 to
rt nee aro-e mainly 1 1 mn 1 lie ml. on t y I 1 1
pari If". The l.t g i o i - .1 p 1 1 1 y h . It I ii in -I n
ihe l:. pn'tii' a" to v' ii" i- I tvy i r l.y pi.,
e.-i..i. and h"l'l l In t.f i c ol y.--i-tt..t A'l-
jlit till -I i.-lil-lMl ol the sillite. '. Inline i . j;,
l(. lilllolt. Iiml he i nine to tin. M.tic If m
Ma--ai il". tl since Ihe yy.il. 'Ihe y I I
ni oi is ol the same p 1 1 1 , and I" I " ;' - to i J,'
i la- ol me li to I e known n- . U" I - ' '
I le I- one td I he S.-ci . I ti e ol III-, I. . . I -I-
in li.yirnirMt'l. I, il.lln i.!t y i. ..h!
to 1 1, iv ,i i i-t n out "I hi i . r yy i n t ii l.v . l,.-S.-cri
I a I to the Vt il- ol the , I I ...t A jn
I ml (iciit lal J he.lrnl.l i t(' w lo'li'l etui ,
Hiel wt II I. il l on yy nh siom hip.
The spe. :i V l hln.'lo n i " r- !' i t ' I
I In- I '..l O I. r .I n I l. .in 1. 1 i I j ill. ll i I I J."
'Jit I, Intui-ln the ..loyy in' ;
r. .s I M A- I I I! t SI !' .t It
Since the iidji.-M ..I fi e.g - 1 '"
I'resltlell. Il l i-p. ltd. I ii'iotst ..i,.- nnil it' I
and I W ent ) II e p. is i ill i-l. r- ill v i t I.'.- t. -I
(..li t.f the coiin'ry y li-t id ll.e-.esij -pension
Will be s t . I tin 1 1 1 I to U.'- :-,.n '
j.tr lis Ht-tioii 1 1 ."li t l.t to iiumi t.iatt I) a I i
t In open i ig of I i)h;ii-i,
mom. v 1:1 'Cits.
Th ts'Hl inou'-y older -o'ihi iun,!'i
I n a'ltf u rated he I vy t t n I he l 1 1 c I lt , , , n , .
S it ei I mid yvoik- vi iv i ti I y ki d -e-
islat it r 1 1 . a te I pi oy e ol ' t ' it l. in I i t- t
IWMiier e a-sc in tin- i n i tn . e i .1
-11 III-. '1 lie ,n noil Hi tl I tsi it i e.l I - I i .I I . ' . .
Hiiioiinlliig to Mttoilt t.'.iil p.I vi t . k t,;,..;
A jetlloil wilt lillaekt d h' I hu -biit.-l
Willi ll ( lull ill .'(. Joseph, r.--t fitly. I If
(iti.itte say: "I hf thw.i'k . i .mi" 1. t
arid furious, each blow si mitt o.-ii'
I'.. T"" than il- pi' d ''' - "!' and lyhnn
in a fn-w p!j' '-. A s- ii' t.f nut ail!, i;,
howls came ringing up liom tie- room. a.
tin- H.-igt lator ciihtitii'i-d le r iipt-ri'i-.i. ,
and the siiH'eriiig hu -band t n' d :- i i
ti.itis lli.it would have il .ic I ...I,-. r I I :.'
"ground and lofty tuinhh r" i f a In-,' I
ing circus, 'l ln iici.'hhi.r- ;u 1 the
tioisp and v.cre si-lotni'l' d : but lion i!
was a fiioilv tjii artel and tiny ihii' d i. '
intcrt' re. The pimMum i.l yy i.t t,a i,'.:,!
the ilifuriatetl fi-miile bi .-atii" t xl. net' 1,
and il"-i-ti-d from sh' r la.- k i f st 1 1 i r'h
Th" lacerated bii-band so i-!.t in i o.p ;,,
ti nil with sumlry J.-ngt by Cm 1!" h ' ! ,-r-
riiigitig ill l.i ear-, lifiaily found pi ." m
the arm s of niorj.heu -.
- - -
The I't'tr.'it I'ti-e I'M' has the i' -.'
"The ill Itti.ilv I ri inge l ll'- (,i'..r
pt-iMi. w l.i- h h i b ' i te.i ni . I .-1 . i i r ,i
dep. , f, .r t fo " it- t o v i i i. .. s. -; r 'i f '
f r - gh t eh - rges. ti t I..-. "i I. ii n led ot, 1 1 ,. . , i,
to Ix- sl.tpp'-d to l.-vetaii'l. a yeii'l. in t , . i
1 1 tt t It h sv ing p. i tel.ft-e.l ii m a c ii i i i t .
)t-sttrn hcveial I, r-fs l l tin ' '
weft g'.U'ed Ktoilli,! the (1,,'r. aUi ,,
when oue 'if them iirp.lr.il to whom If ne
tting, d 'Tut'll Mr rei,,i " r.-,, in , :,,.-',' r,
yyliu had beard -omit I. ing re I ,,i I y e t- 1 r.i,' i
ownership. 'Antl w lm w old I'cnti? '!
tluut'd the flrf. l'enti I', nn nnl yt iJ
know bltil? Wher Wlldjel.e to tl'V. n
boy. if !' nn hsdn'l iii.n.vrn d A he rn '"'
And wlit lid r'-nti wm.t f f t It t 'M
waiionr' 'Whu' !" tli'in to ri'l" '" f
country In.' Well.' c..i,..i i.-l i'.e iro
tloner.'glytnii tin t rt f'dn -i aV t :.',
1 b'lave I'd called a ' k tl"' '' "
A Nw York correKi..l. nt tstt-M tfnt.
tlmt city b tsuo'her wou.h r, h. ,,g ti,,. ,r.
grt hotel III the world, ext . pl one. H,
del li g erected oil the si If of the old sy. ,u( h.i n
I.nfargt Hotel on I'.mad w v, ne.,r A n I y
lit reef . The new edillce I tight Hurl. h , h
and the Ursadway front will he surn,.-,., I
by iti ree got hie tower. It yyfl luyu to
hundred r.Miiii, nn 1, tiiteinl.il to im,in
m.KUte 12'K) guest,-. Th furiii'ur.) sh.mi
wlllrt-xtt f IftO.tOO and the whole yvork i t
ct $I.WW0Ud. Tin TK w III be M Veil lufi
of carpeting.
Anew msrkst-liousfl U ilm tn f- errrtf t
at the foot of Thtrt) -fwiirt'i irn t. nott'i
rlvrr, which Is l.o Id tV Nltl If t !' V I
'JflO feet wide, coverlnjr 1 entire , irt
i'bo eppenrance w III h grn t, the I n-i,. ,
roof being .loped likt a tl 'tiis, nnl sur
mounted bv a ta'l clock-tu r In tho rti.ta,
and two other, one on each end.
The ' Florida erin-tj cru Is frs tMrl
larger hn lt yer, m1 th fro'l H r?
f n. Tte bo!5t c f tha er ; f . i
York? tba bslncilicjr.!im C
al UteCarcIlual.
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