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TIIR NO I T II. Jicuiphis in to have :i new culion mill oo a. Prairie tiros are cluing great damage n Texas. 1 According to the governor's, message the debt of Mississippi, on the fir-l of ie ceinbvr Inst, was only 1 l.Kionoo . g-;. .Oranges arc selling at a cent apiece in Tampa. In Savannah they bring three cents apiece by the hundred. .The nuniler of prisonoru in t tie Vir ginia penitentiary lias ini-rea-cii in the past year from '.tits to 1,1 17. The court house and all the enmity recordi of Cooke eo'inty, Tennessee, were deatroyetl ty lire Saturday. Nearly le entile business part of Crockett, Texasburned rectnllv. boss .7.1,- 000 c $100,000. Fifteen hundred litifl'iilo-litttitt-iv are rusticating on the northwest rn frontier of Texaa. Two hunters killed in two weeks, on the Neuees river, Te.Tas, eleven deer, one Kir and one hundred and forty-two turkes. ; Dennis Williams presented tin? xfnid C.) nri-han asylum with a ( hrisl mas ' lift of sixty pair of shies and forty-eight 4 hauls. A number of counties in Texas have j -eoently voted in favor of prohihi.ion, and , Bany more w ill booh t ike a vote under the Ofl option law. ." Mr. McAdoo was elected speaker of he. Tennessee legislature, Mr. John I'., ' li lelma, olerk of the senate, and Mrs. fouk, ngroasing clerk. Mr. J. Citron, of Shrevopnrt, having y ' 'een burner) out of house and home, pumped .' 1)6 water out of his wooden cistern and ! loved in. He rather likes tin- change. Eleven boats, carrying nearly (l,()ii(i l; alee of cotton, are lying up lied river mi- 1 ble to coiiid out on aeeount of the low ,u;'tter. ,K, The mayor of Atlanta went out on the lj'-ilload and purchased one hundred cords wood for gratiiituoiis distribution a ng it; it poor of that city. Stanford ( Fla.) Journal: A lemon 11 11 ee io Dr. Cohlwell's grove, produced li.n.'o j,j,nioni last year. This year the yield will tbt lees than -l.ooii. W e have one le n 1:1 1 a (ha tree which weighs a pound. Captain E.tds and ( 'oloiicl Andrews i' :i:ive left New trlcau i to receive the first 'jl lymeut Oil the jetties. They report a char jXiannel of two hundred feet wide and k;:.' 'enty feet deep fmin deep water in the '"j-- rer to deep w ater in the jjulf. ji' r The contest over the I'liited States son aiahip fa Georgia is growing intcrcstintr. r V.aator Norwood, the incumbent, lien. Col--. iiitt,(tovurnor elect, Col. Thos. Ilardeiiiau, ; a;-Jn. B. H.JIill, cx-liovcrimr Ilcrsohcll, V. bnsou, etc., etc., are all spoken of, and reral of them anxious for the honor. ill - South Florida Journal: (iencial Sau i'E:'d i$ going to engage extensively in the Hure of pineapples on St. (Icrlrude place, r e mile west of here: 11c will plant over vi,;:.e thousand this season. He has just re 'i'.i." lived an importation of plant; of a rare h rr. & mperior quality from Carat-en so, Yeue- , : rue New Orleans city railroad receive ,i , I dollars a day in counterfei t nickb-s unit hlM let. The "revenue" from this source is j"; 828 per annum. The annual report of the ,',-v",'. opany states that "all efforts to arrest i Iin : I punish the makers seems to be abau- i'- iait hv Lnlli cl.ifo .i.l 1 1" -7 - ' -..A if stated on pood authority that the i,;'r' ' adard oil company, of Pittsburg, has pur w'u'.W 30,O(KI acres of himl in Tennessee, t th Kentucky line, and propose to dt- p It tor oil. This company is a fnruiida- oombina inn, owning as it does the threat portion of the refilling rapaeitv cf the ntrv. If,.' lie following are the scl Is statistics I'enneasee. White Male, lti;,:il(); feu.ale, ,018; total. :tjr,,:i.'s. Colored-Male, 55,. ;' i female, 5r,.r)iis ; total, los,;sn : grand lo. : 6S4.108. Increase ovcrschlastic populn I i lof 1871, 7,4!Ui. Nuniherof school-houses, ,:, j6;eatimatcd value of school-houses $s,j.",,. '' " .74. Number of teachers employed, I,. ; Average cost of tuition per pupil per - 1th, 85.6. .',',, i trader got the contract for furnish ( the government post at San Antonio, oV a i with five Imnilred northern horses at per heail, and the Herald says of the i.via )j. The horses received hy the military rd for the use of the cavalry are such 'fine animals that l.o, the poor Indian, . m . not have much of a show to get awav 'IL-tcolored se.tlps, if S.unlio only gets tin . 1 start end can hold on. :.i - ;.'-rownvilIe (Tex.) Deiuoerat: The l.r: nent ahoolin" of cannon and musketry i the river, nightly, is ettiu to he a ejaaaantsiinee. It is simply disturbing ...r . peace of both sides of the liio (irande, i i1 ng nothing, making asses of themselves, ' ''-', withal, becoming Hie laughing-stock ol ' , whole-world. One thousand cannon I, ten thousand cartridges exploded, and -" kille.l ! i-n. ' i ' he New rle aus Tiniis, in an editoral Jed, "The Jetties Certified as a Success," ii " i "At last the oflicial survey has been :f'',whioh declares that at least twenty c "y.of water for a width of two hundred i ml V throughout the entire length of the jet- la to be found. A certificate has been r ur : by General Comslock, I'nited States "oi- neer 1a charge, to Captain Kadsin proof ia fact, and Captain Kails has left for II St n ' ,, i.u-ry l1 bington to claim his first installment of lundred thousand do lars. ti ;p "ampaaii(Tex.)I)ispatili : For nearly I.' '!';'.";!,', ynr we have not had rain enough to I iii. e' Snirhly wet the ground, or to raise the ifr! t io the creeks and branches, or to fill i, iin'n''he wells. I'nlcss we have some good 'J.' ii. .ii o th winter, we fear thai the crops for Beit' year will be exceedingly short, i ":h":i'1,B th last year or so, we have had occa Sa i'iir'1 ill light rains, just enough to wet the l iniiatl. and make it sufficiently seasonable rT,'W U a reasonable crop. We need n v.' Tim- -,i old-fashioned, soaking rain, one to fill 1ll'-l."" ,lllmuV. I I.. II,., n.ll, ,,.l .., ll,l)lll'"-'' T ,away the trash. li'LoIrH'twithatanding t.ie depression of trade '' -"'"' g the past six months, southern collon ;jjifi report a fair business. The semi-an-i'i'J J J- report of the Augusta (fia.) factory ","ly iui;s;,'a profit for the past six months of $1,",. 'Ii'i'iui.'i'troia which a dividend of two percent. ,. declared. In view of the fact that so icin-cMJ;' manufactories have either suspended "'S1' if iMoim or run. on short time, the exhibit ! Augusta concern Is gratifying. Dur he period above mentioned the factory i araed 5391 Im.es of cotton, employed o er r- - ten, made 416,901 yards, and told goods , b I amount of $416,6-10. Well managed J'.'-Tn'--j, factories, located where the staple is '.'it'jii'1'' wil1 P"y- There can be no doubt of LV - valantht. ""'"'..IJ'iL in.:,i ii t t. r..i Ztl' ,e"u"8 ot tbe recent severe freeze : 'aaveriiile the fruit is pretty much a total loss ?M the state, the trees, in many places, J auffered very little damage. On Orange J (t'la the iTove" w,,ere u few of I'"1 f"rest miiuutujj, iu ai.gns oi uie lp ia perceptible the leaves of young -1 WS. Hnl .....l.wl M'l. .- . .1.. 'c .. . v hui vmitu. iincru ine torisi ' Were entirely cut jwav the trees are JcZfyf damaged. Viunatured sprouts were w'S -'i 4 to leaves on old trees are slightly VOLUMU XXVII. curled. On hills and slopes the trees su'' fcred very little, while in the bottoms ami low places tiny siitlercil very lunch, mill nuiuy young unprotected trees were entirely kilUd.' The Texas general land olliee records show that within t lit- Texas and Pacific rail, road reservation there is vacant land to the amount of Hi, d!i.'riMii.' acres, On the first of September last there had been set aside for the heuclit of the counuou school fund 2.", I2." sections of land, making in all li;.n.so,onti acres, of domain subject to location at the same date there were 4!l,nin,;i.'ii acres. Tor the year ending August ll-t, there had been of patents issued through the general land office, !,"!! I, representing -l,:.".i,;l."'.'; acres, for the same year there were issued in cer tificates of all classes, S,:ill, representing o, ;HiS,4 lit acres. During the same year the to tal new tiles were representing in acres 11,7X7,71-1. The total receipts of t lie laud office for the year ending August :11st, lS7ii, were $7s,:i2-.'.7.'i. Norfofork Virginian: About two weeks ago a negro preacher named llilcy, residing in Martin county, near Hill's ferry, left his home together with his w ife to attend church, leaving his two children, a hoy of five years of age and a girl a year younger, in the house with no other companion than a large dog helongiug to the boy. During their ab sence the giri had occasion to crawl under the building in search of something she had it'll there, when the dog, which was lying under the house at the time, made a violent attack iipoiiihcr, biting and scveraly injur ing her in several places. The boy, who was up stairs, hearing the cries of his sister inn to her assistance, when the animal turned upon hiui, seized him by the throat, and after a severe struggle succeeded in killing him. When the parents of the children re turned they found the dog lying hy the side of his dead master engaged in eating the flesh from the child's head and face, and wheu Ihcv attempted to drive him awny he was so savage that they were obliged to shoot him. TIIK KANT. I'lis whole amount of money raised for the poor women and children, widowed and orphaned by the llrooklyu lire, amount ed toa little over $111,000. The official report of deaths in New York for 1-S7b', up to last Siturday, shows them to be Us,ti",S, or about l,.".ti() less than last year. July, as usual, was the deadliest mouth, alul August followed next, while the present month of llccctuhcr is of a low average,. The heat does the great damage to life w ith us. The Virginia fish commissioner have submitted their annual report, showing that during the past year they have hatched and distributed among the various streams of the state the following small fry of the various lish named: California salmon, l.'rt.OOO; land-locked salmon (from Mainel.-bOOO; shad, l.'.W.i'W- liesides which large minders of red-eye perch, river bass and pond bass, brook trout, gold lish, etc., have been widely distributed. A curious and ainusiuri ex perience under the new lish law is related by the commissioners, whereby they had to pay lines and costs to the amount of $10, ad judged by Henrico coiiuty court against three men employed by them to catch minnows and dace to feed chubs, which thev had placed in a pond to breed, there being noth ing in the pond for the chubs to subsist on. TIIK IIISI. The mineral exports from I'tnli terri tory for the past ytaraiuoiinl to a little over six million dollars. I'OIIEIUK. H is stated that a third part of the Russian mobilized army will winter in Khcrzn, as tolerable iiuarlers arc to be had in the south. The I Icrnian government has ordered the Impend bank of (icrniauy to resume the sale of silver for the account of the (icrinan treasury. Special from I'era gives additional de tails of what passed "at l he interview be tween Midhat Pasha and Lord Salsbury, showing that the language used was very emphatic. Midhat declined that the sultan would uphold his rights and put his trust in (bid. A dispatch from Ilncharest reports hundreds of Jewish families, recently or dered by the mayor of floslin, in Jloldovin, to quit within three days. Many of the poor people driven from the town died of cold and hunger ou the roadside. The Itucliarest authorities remain impassive. The l'all Mall (lazette says it aeeins to be doiiblful iihether, at any time, more un certainty or confusion baa prevailed llinn at the present moment, ll is clear the commit tee of foreign statesmen assembled in Con stantinople, has itself fallen into much dis order, and that if the Turks are only reso lute enough at this hour, and are therefore truly solicitous and speedy iu establishing the reform of their own new constitution, they may boast of having defeated and si lenced all K.urope. The (it-rnian government has hit ly published the results of an Investigation by various states of the empire, with regard to the employment of women in factories. Krom the returns it seems that IMiVOOO women above sixteen years of age are so en gaged. About one-fourth arc married, and more than one-half are employer! in textile industry, .'!4,0ofl in the manufacture of cigars, and the rest In various brancher. The du a. tionofworki from ten to twelve hours a day, and never exceeds thirteen hours. In wages, the usual pay is from $1.11.5 to $2 per week, although many skilled workwomen receive as much as $6. President Herrea, of Costa Rica has abolished the press, and placed every printing office in the country under the control ol the authorities. India rubber cutting is again prohibited in Cost Rica. Another battle occurred in the state of Concos, Republic of Colombia. The Liberals claims a victory, but lost some prominent officers. The loss ou each side iu the previously reported bat tle of (iarrpata, was, Liberals, six hundred killed and thirteen hundred wounded ; Con servatives, three hundred killed and seven hundred wounded, at least five hundred of whom will die. Mr. Moaeno, the Dutch con sul, senor Augustin Velez and two other1 per sons were assassinated at Carthagena. The assassins were arrested. The Chilian senate baa reduced the legation iu the Vnited States to second class. The I'era corresMn'lent of the London Times writes, January 1st: I am still of the opinion that the Turks will ultimately give in : but there is no doubt that the great trump card intended to be played as a last resource that ot the declaration of war hy Russia has suddenly turned out to be no r JLITJ trump at all, for evW'uhingin tbt attitude of the St. IVleCshutc cabinet, anil the eon din t of ticn. Ignatietl', the llussian plenipo tentiary here, contributes to confirm the be lief that llussia is afraid to go to war. The Russian anibassiidor, in fact, throws out ch-ar hints that the etb-ir conb! only lie settled by joint i.nropcan execution, thus rcveitingto the proposal ma le by the ozir two months ago. Tin Turks cannot fail to perceive the advantage accruing to their cau-e from the irresolution of llio-ia and 1 'tropci atnl are not unlikely to Continue mini inngcablc and stubboi u so long at they Hatter themselves that the eoufcreiics will break up without auv other result than leaving them masters of the situation. 1lli t:i.l.Ai:ol v The total i-mount of silver payment made by the government since April IS, 1X77, to date is ai follows : On account iff fractional ,-unency ri deemed, $ !",l!ii7.W"i.72; on account of currency obligations, $!i,811, .".W.r ; total, $.::.,IJ.')l! ;")ii'J.!l7. The government directorsof the i'niori I'acilic railway have made their annual re port, in which they complain of the fre quent conflicts relative lo the construction of the road, and propose that some rfefiiiutc arrangement should lie made between the government and the company that will not interfere w ith the progress of the road, and at the same time, secure the payment of all the interest and reduce a large portion of til" road's indebtedness. (.'apt. ,1. W, Hall, who lias just pre pared the marine slatbtics of lS7o' places the number of lake disasteis at bill; the valuation of property lost; $l,17.'(,.".i:o; losses timber rafts on the lakes, $loi,li(io. 'he greatest losses daring any month was in September, amounting to .$J7ii,ooO. The number of disasiers this vear lire 41 7 less than that of Is;,",. The total number of deaths cither on board of ship or on shore among the seamen was I Vi, of which number 3ti were v-ssels masters, 14 were lost by founder ed vessels, It" were d row ned, 1's died onshore, l.'l were killed accidentally, 1! were murdered, 1! committed suicide and 1 was found dead. Tne new tonnage amounts to 7, ltd this year, a falling oil' from lX7o of 11,517 tons. Tin lost ftmnagc amounts to ii,lnni tons. Finan cially, the season of 1X70 was the worst on record. CONC.IiKSSIOXAK not sr.. In till) senate on the Ith, Mr. Wright ealleu up the hill reci ully introduced by him to establish a court for the trial of con tested elctions in office of president and vice-president of the I'nited States, for the purpose of having it refined, and spoke long in favor of his proposition, and was re nlied to by Messrs. Kcrrnan, Sherman and Itogy. Messrs. Uerrnan and Sherman spoke hriclly upon the question, and ihe bill of ir. right was referred lo a special com mittee to devise means for counting the viuc.uiiu ine sen ile resumed consnlcr.ition ot the bill, declaring the true intent and n eaniug of the I inoii Pacific railroad act Mr. lugnlls was entitled to the Moor, but quorum not b -mg present, Mr. Conking presented a petit:. n of bankers, merchants ami oilier business men ol New link city, ' iu favor of an amicable settb n cut of the I presidential contest. Ail joiirned. in the senate ou I lie .nil, .Mr. .Morton filled up the resolution submitted by the committee on privileges aim olctiotis, ednesday last, declaring that Win. M. Tur ner is in duly bound under his oath to an swer the questions propound! d to him by me committee in regard to the transmission of telegraph mcssigeH through his olliee at Jacksonville, Oregon, mid thai he can not excuse himself from answering the same hv reason of his official connection w ith the western i nion telcgtaph company as malin ger ol tlicir olll eat Jacksonville, Oregon. Adopted, yeas :i.'i ; nas ,. Adjourned. In the house on the '.Hli. Mr. Doug lass, chairman of the irccdmcu's bnni; com mittce, n ported a bill, authorizing Mr. Kd monds, bank eoiiuui-siouer, to-day, iu prop, crlv sold under foreclosure, to -secure the debts of the bank and to sell' the. same at public or private sale w hen it is for the- in terest of Ihe bank to do so, and also ratifying their former action iu doing so. He explain ed (hat the oouunissinners, in w inding up the all'.iirs of ti c hank and selling the prop, erty conveyed to the bank to secure the uelits, had been cuiiipclled, in order to pre vent a sacrifice of property, to buy iu a large poriion of it and afterwards to resell it. The legality of this course had been questioned, and bill was reported to remove the doubts in this ma'ter mid to prevent expensive liti gation. The bill passed. The house went into a committee of the whole on the con sular ami diplomatic appropriation bill. The first paragraph being those nuking appro priations for salaries of ministers, .Mr. Ilol niHti ottered an amendment fixing the fol lowing rates of salaries: for ministers to Great Itrilian, France, (iennanv and Russia, $10,000, now $17,011; Spain, Austria I'aly, Hrazil, Mexico, Japan and China, $lo,ooii, now $111. (icii; Chili and Peru, as at present; llclgiuui, the "eth'-rl.iuds, Sweden and Nor way, Turkey, Venezuela, Hawaiian Islands and Argentine Republic, $b,(KiO, now $7, ',00; Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Salvador and .Nicaragua.one mission, $.s,(ofl, now $111, Oco; minister and i sul general to Hayli ami l.ilierui, cacti 'f l.lHKi, now $7,; o and $1,0110. The committee rose without any ac ton ou Ihe consular and diplomatic lull, and the house considered the business of the I'istrret of Columbia. Jt few hills of loeu import passed ami the house adjourned. , NKN.ITlS.'-s,, In the house on the 1th, Mr. Wells in troduced a bill providing for Ihe repeal of all taxes on capital and deposits of state nml national banksaiKl hanking institutions. Re ferred. The senate amendments to the hill for the sale :if Saline lands were eonciirrcu in. Mr. Reagan, reported a bill making the portsof Brownsville and Galveston, Texas, as pons to which unappraisi-d merchandise may be imported. Passed. Mr. Kidder from Haketa, reported back a bill giving parties contestants time to enter lands nude;- pre-emption lioiuestcads on timber cul ture nets, after contest shall have been finally decided. Passed. The house went into committee of the whole, Mr, Harris of Vir ginia in the chair, on the state of ihe union; the first bill being one reported V Mr. Hew itt of Alabama, granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Mexican, Fiends and Black Hawk wars, and certain widows of deceased soldiers anil sailors of Ihe same. It allows a pension of $S a month to all who served sixty days in the Mexican war, or thirty days in the Florida or Black Hawk wars, and to their surviving widows, unmar ried. Passed. Adjourned. In the house on the 6th, ou motion of Mr. Atkins (Tennesse) senate amendments to the bill making appropriations for invalid and other pensions were concurred in. The house then went into commute of the whole, Mr. Hooker ill the chair, on the private eal mlar. When the committee rose, the q'tes tion of the recusant witness, Mr. Barns, the New Orleans manager ot the Western I'liioii teh graph eoinpimy, was then taken up. Mr. Barns was before tke bar of the bouse, ami submitted, in writing, his answer as pre pared by his counsel. The answer being uuder oath. The sergeaut-at-arms was di rected to retain Mr Barns iu custody. The house then went into committee of the whole on the contingency and deficiency bill, Mr. Hoskins (N. Y.l iu the chair. After about two hours spent over the deficiency bill, the coiiimillee rose, and the bill was passed, ami the house adjourned till In-inorrow. MACON MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JANUARY Till: ItAli.ltOAl) IIKIIK.K Ills VM Kit. . Siiti-t l lor. Mr. J. '.. Iiurchell, was interviewed hy a reisirter in relation to the Ashta bula, railway dis-iter He 's one "('-lie survivors, and his graphic story is lull ol interest. Ilia statement is as follows: 1 was in the next car to the narioi-car, the third sleeper from the rear. There were eleven cars in the train. Left llul falo at about -). o'clock l-'ridiiv ultermnm. Started an lu.iir Inle. Had a v.-iy heavy snow storm when we lt-lt They claim one hundred mid sixtv-live passengers were on. I think there were between two hundred and two hundred and fifty. I Ho not think we ran more than titteen miles an hollr until within, perhiip?, all hour tielore the accident. We were then running ten miles anhour. At the last station before the accident the snow was very heavy, and we all thoiii-ht we should be mowed in there. Ve lost nil hour and a hall's lime Let ween liip'alo and this last station, before the accident. I then went through the ears and found the two ordinary tiusseiiger cut's were crowded. The sniokiiHjr car was full. There were two passenger conches ahead of the smoker. Next to the smoking car was the parlor-car, about one-third full. MK. Itl.ISS AND FAMILY were in that. I was in the next car lo that. The car iu which I was was pretty full, lichind the parlor car there were three sleepers. These were quite full. We reached the bridge, us well as I can make it out, about a nuartcrtnK o'clock. The train was due there at a quarter pa-t 5 o'clock. 1 don't think we were guitig quite ten miles all hour, I hie en gine hail got over, but il was almost pulled back by the Bhia.k. i he whole train was on the bridge when TiiKs'ntrcTi'Ri'. sfimnNhY went imwy, and not a vest ige remained ol her. There was lio such tiiinir i:s running oil the track. The bridge broke with a ten ilic smash with the weight of the whole train upon it. The first sou nil I heard was a cracking in trout of the car. 1 heard this twice, and tliun heard a similar cracking sound in the rear, 1 then became con scions of a sudden sinking of the cat. The cars seemed to be sinking down into the gulf below. There was a general crash, ami I wan recalled to conscious ness by the shock of landing in the snow creek eighty feet below. The first thing I heard was a wonian'sscreiiin. It was. 1 think, Miss Itingham. Hie cried, "Oh, help me: help nie ! Some of the l 'sengeishad got out of the window, and I then heard the crv o' tire. As the kulv cried I broke the window A gentleman helped nieto push this lady, a Miss lling- liani, 1 think, through the window. 1 then jumped out after her. She sank in the snow, I scrambled out of the w indow then. I think I was Till'. LAST IX Till; ( Alt, as most of them had got through the windows. The car was on lire at both ends; at one end, I know, and l think at both. As soon as I got out l found the snow in the creek was very deep, nearly up to my waist; certainly up to my knees. I pulled Miss Kingliaui out o' the snow and carried her on my back to the bank. I stumbled three limes, and the third time a gentleman helped me to get her to the only house,.! Miiall sort of eiigine-liousi', that was on the bank. I saw the lire wasgaiaing rapidly on the train. It burned like oil. At the time I didn't know there were any lives lost. We sawd all, or nearly all, the people iu on r car. Tticre were some broken anus and sonic oilier bruises and cuts. The wind was blowing very strong at the time, and there wasa hcavv snow storm. The wreck covered the whole space between the two piers, ami Till- lU ll.NIXll thai v was the length of the bridge. Sonic ol the cars were smashed all to pieces, and the others lay wrecked m every coneeiv - ables'iiais-. The lire was very clear and urn. im gin i was i ion- plctelv exhausted, and I lav there cramped lor about three (iiarleis of mi - Hour, i lit-v tiroiignt ai oul mtv two alive into and around the house, and 1 th .. .1 . .i. a verv short distance, say a oiiarU r ot '. . . i . . . 11 111! ' 11 Ull-lHM ICI llll'lll ll IOC III!- II, a no e or so. 1 lev were n fiaihv linii. I think two of these died a ti r they wen taken to the town, and one man died w ho had his leg cut otl. The scene I surveyed trom the enirine house on the bank w.is perfectly sicken ing. The whole train was a mass of lire, and the wounded were king about the wreck and crawling away from it. The heat was so intense at that time that one could not pet very near. The sight was dreadful. Heads were cut open, bodies were cut, and anus and legs IIKOKKN AND MA.Vil.l:H. After I and others got to that engine house no one could return. Within fifteen minute after that time the beat was so intense that no one could ap proach the train, and those who were buried under it had to crawl away as liest they could. There were a great many in the cars who could not get out the cars were so jammed together. Ihe townspeople did everythingthat possibly could be done, but they could not get near the burning wreck witlnn halt as hour alter the train went down. The hotel is about a quarter of a-mile from the bridge. The people crowded the bluffs wi either side of the ruined bridge, but could not pet down to the sit. The depth from the bluffs to the bed of the river is about seventy or eighty Meet. The wounded were eariied to the hotel and kindly cured or. Three or four phvsicians were promptly on the sist, and thev went from one to the other of the sufferers, and did all that medical skill was capable of. The lady who gave birth to the child in the night was in jured by having her foot smashed. THE SCENE WAS AN AWTl'l, ONE in its horrible details. Due ladv was stripped of all her elothinpr by being dragged throu h one ol the ear windows She was badly cut, and was carried up to the hotel. The survivors were bleeding from cut and mangled wounds, and many of them charred with fire and blackened with smoke. The trainmen looked very nadly bruised and used up. I believe that Mr. Bliss got through a window and expected to be able to pull his wife and children through, this is only my conjecture. Their car was blocked up so completely. and the family jammed iu so that escape, except through the windows, was impossible. The cars were burning nt the extremities from the stoves at each end. I believe Ill.lSH W AH lU IlNEI) TO DEATH trying to save bis wile and two little ones. A number of the surviving passen gers beard the shrieks of t he women and children but could not get to them. They wore, in a perfect uirnaee. The figures of those burned in the cars could be plainly seen. Tncy were burned up so badly that identification in many in stances was impossible. iSome of those who perished in the lire were burned to ashes, Hones and charred limbs were picked out, nriil ol someo!' t!:? l'Vt there were but ghastly trunks. There were but filty-two taken out of the wreck, and t rce-ijtiarters of that inim'tH-r were badly injured. I saw but one other man wli '--an.-.l wit! ns lhtle injury as I did. I was badly brliised." " How long was it before the Dallies were out ." " I should say about an hoi.r. They bad an engine there, but no hose, and they could make no impression on the fllT- Th; tf-ilit bumed' "cr? oilicklv ; it was consumed within an hour, in every car were two stovis. one at each end, anil th. lamps were all lighted at the time." " I lid you see any persons taken 'roin tbelniit' :iftT the ha- got full head way : ' "No. Ail that were sived were res cued, 1 think, at the time the people got out of our car. They could not la-got oiit, lor Hie fire was so rapid." ' How inanv persoits altogt lhi-r do rou think were killed, Mr. HurcheH."' " I should say alsint one hundred ami fifty. The railroad officers claim that there were (inly one hundred and sixty live people on the train, Liittli.tt could nut b. I believe there were hilly tw- hundred on Ismrd the train, and my un derstanding' of it is that the railroad olllcials admit that there are over one hundred killed. 'Ihe bridge wa' fcar'-d by railroad employes. I'p at the hotel i heard some of (he railroad men express themselves as having always been fear ful of the bridge, ami one who had passed over it two holl-s la-furc the acci dent said it occlired to him that the bridge war. bio liht." fVn'-wo lnhi Omni, HI HON. The Xcs Tci-rlloi-.- t hp OrttnKr, la Nlirtlli-i-il IVuhoin, The hill to establish the territory o Huron and provide a temporary govern ment thereof, which passed the senate last week, proposes to create the new territory out ol ihe northern p irtion of the present territory of D.ikola. It has been b fore congress for the pa--t four years, and hav ing passed (he senate nmv goes' lo the house of representatives for the concur rence of that body. The present territory of I bikotaeontains I"i0,'.i:i2 square miles, and the new t-'rri lory would have an area of about TO.unO square miles. It is to lie parallelogram. i extending I'lom Minnesota on the east for i s-iMii uiuig icssuian -eai nines io .uomana j on the west, and from the British tuisses .: i. .1. oi... . . ... .i.. i i . ".V , """" " south. Its population is estimate I at about 10,111111, having received eniisidciahlo accessions by immigrations since the ink ing ot ihe last census. It is said that one ol the best farming regions in the Tn'itcd S'.ales lies in the proposed new territory. Among the reasons given for the passage of the bill are that the set tlements in present territory of I'akota are comprised in two separate and di tinct coiiimunilies entirely separate and distinct bom theirgeographical Hisitiuiis. The inhabited ior. ion of southern Da kota, the old settled portion ot the ter ritory, is along I he Missouri river, lis commercial relations are with Nebraska, Sioux ( "it y ami through Iowa to ( Tic ;go. Northern Dakota, the portion which the bill proposes to create into a new territo ry, i-scitied for L'otl rules along the pro posed .Northern I'aeiliic railwav and along the lied river of the North, lis commercial rolalions are with Duhith, St. Paul and Milwaukee. The itilu bit anls of the northern portion are o'ten compelled in winter to travel as far east as Chicago iu order to reach the capital, Yankton, in the southern part of the ter ritory, there being no direct means ol coinniuiiicatiou between the northern and southern portions. Hence it was deemed ad visablc to create a new tcrriinrv nut nt , the part di-scribtd. It was fust proposed j to cull the territory Pembina, bill the i name was changed lo Huron on inntion lot Mr lloev j . . . . , i i.. Cause of Crime. ol the notable increase of mainly from the vice of in Poston pays $X(i,uuoayear ' i e xa-n-i nune ten i iii'i ! lieu . i . for the support of out-of-town pHir, where the cause is intemperance ; but this n on y part only presents the mer cenary aspect of the case. .lust look at it iu the light of transmitting; the crime from father to son, from irenera- ! tion to ecic'iaii'in, and ciiusinij- at one and the .inn' lime a whole generation of pauper- ami criminals, tin this subject it i- well to consider that tin- pauper class is an le roditary ehi.-s. and the only hereditary class who e status cannot lie atlcctiil by written constitutions. The iuiempcra'C ft t er transmits to hi.- pos U rily the piopcnsity fur inleinpt'iauce. Dr. Howe, the best, authority on ibis subject, who will certainly' not be suspected of exaggeration, uses these words : " With tipplers, on the other hand, there is a irradual vitiation and impair meiit of vital lorce. We may therefore expect that, other things being equal, their progeny will tend more strocgly than the children ol temperance peopl or even of occasional drunkards, to tall into the dependent or pauper class, by reason of the cause mentioned elsewhere as occasioning so much pauperism- to wi', original lack of vital force. If there lie truth in these views, then the ripht lo use or not to use alcohol passes beyond the sphere of individual rights, and comes into the sphere of social rights. It certainly should do so in the form of conscience ; and it may perhaps do so in the form of law. Certainly, i it could he proved that the use of any imported or manufactured article vitiates the breed of homes or cattle, fanners at hast would look for some power to interdict it, and would not hesitate much about using that power." ith such a text and comment let those in danger take heed that they do not fall. Washington and Andre. The K.nglish historian, Chalmers, stated that Washington ordered the gallows, on which Maj. Andre was bung in 17S0, to be built in sight of the prisoner. This accusation nroused the ire ol the Ameri cans who flourished in the early part ol the century. No one was ang'iier than John Pintnrd, and hedid everythingthat could be done to correct the mistake. One day, sitting in his office, a venera ble eisoiiage called on him, and as usual the conversation turned on Andre. "What ?" said Pintard, '"do you know anything about that execution"'.'" "I do, for I was one of the guards who kept watch on him while in prison, and who marched alongside him lo the place of " "Well, what did you do ? Tell me," ex claimed Pintard. "We took him trom the house where he was kept, ai'd marched along the road until we turned into a lane, when Andre (iiriink back, and with a shudder .-aid: l that to be?' The gallows BEACON. 13. 18 w. could Ik- een, ami was seen by Andre for the frs time from the turn in the lime." "( If course ( haliners lii il," said I'int anl. ' F.veryii sly kimws that Wa-hing-ion diil nut an-wer Andre's letter a-king tint' h" iiihrht be shot, arid now every body knotfs thai Andre as not in sight of the building of hi" ga In'.'--." Scientific MiscellallV. lua recently opened mine near (iaiucs ride, 'ia., have been iiiieailbcd gold, silver, i ipi-t-r, ii-oil ine, titanium, nickel, tin, niolylidinuui, lead, st-al't", kaolin, mica, rock crystal, uu.'ii r, a-liestos. ru bies, diamonds, garnets and corundum. An advantage over ordinary tea, at tributed to mate tea of Paraguay, is that its rfiwp n does not i-eca-ion any el vims ihsiii'iii i. A beverage superior to eoll'ee as u-ually prepared Is said to have been introduced into Australia lately. It is made from the leaf of the coiTce sh'iib, instead of from the bony. M. Iieckerlinn.oi' lite Yicop" academy, has lately demonstrated that nitro- clycerine when frozen is not so sensitive to shocks or blows as the same substance is wmfi )! 'he ordinary liquid stale I'ntil now the crvsiao.rd li.nn has gene rally been looked uism as far mine ( plo-ive than the other, when subjected to any sudden iin pact. It seems pii-s.il.le that an American plant may furnish the desired antidote to the French vine pest, which has so desolated the vineyards ol the continent of Imropo. In a c iniinuiiicatiou to the Paris academy. M.llilchez states that he has ir.ed the experiment of sowing red Indian eurn in the sp ois between the viiie-piaut , and in every ca-e the vines m-arcst the maize were quite free from the phylloxera in-cct, t i which the dis ease is due. The attempt to grow India-rubber and vanilla in Hongai has thus far failed, and Is probably impracticable, but tlieie is a good pi'o.-ect Unit the cultivation of the ipecacuanha plant wil! soon be successfully established iu several parts of India. The best quality of ipecacu anha is native of Ilrazil, but the last re port of the director of the royal Imtanie garden at Calcutta states thai the India product is now equal to it. The manner in which the vara his carniv orous water b-etles breathe was re cently explained to the Limit an society of London, by Mr. D. Sharp. He men tioned one species which stays under the water .",7" times as long as it stays on the surface, ami another wbr.-h remains tin ilerneath onlv five times as Ion; as it ! stays above. I hese examples show what great inequality there is aniotig water beetles in their faculties for keeping be low the surface. Few ierson-i, says Dr. Klliott Coves, of the t'niled States army, in tin Ameri can Naturalist, realize w hat an enormous number of birds are killed in this lotin tiy by flying against the telegraph wires, lie estimates that not less than several hundreds of thousands of birds are an nually deslioyeil in this way. In the course of an hour's ruling on the road between Denver and Cueyenne, along which runs a telegraph line. Di. 'oves counted upon the ground the bodies of a huudied birds which had thus unwit tingly slain theiibelvts. anil actually witnessed one ease ol the killing. Along some particular si retches ol w in1 til de, id birds averaged at least one to every interval botwien the poles. "(iiven, one hut. di'cd dead birds to three miies of wire, all killed, pcihajs within a week ; or givi n, three birds se n to sliike and lall in an hour how much." a-ks the wnlei, "ate annually killed by the tele graph wires of the Inked States'"' Il is well known that linseed oil, boiled uniil it lias lusl five per oenl.of its weight, i.ssumes the appearance or condition of molasses, ami w hen the loss is twelve per cent, it changes into a nia-s strongly re seiiibling caoulcliotic. in tt-sl the dry ing properties of oils boiled lor various lengths of time. M.Saac stales that lie applitd them lo a dcal boaid; ihe re sult was that -the oil which had betn boiled for the space of ten minutes be came a tine, transparent vu'iiMi in twenty four hours, that which had the cousisti ncy of molasses was not rcsinlied in fitu-i ii days, and ihal boiled to the consistency of caoutchouc renuiinid en tirelv unaltered. From thi- it would appear that ihe diving pripcivi- i.ui iiiipn-ved by a concentration of the oil. According to Dr. Suirges, an Knglish physician, whooping cough is not always to lie escaped by preventing contagion, for at a certain age the disposition to ward this disease is so great that the child will originate it. He says: ' Whooping-cough isa nervous disease of sensibility of ihe bronchial mucous mem brane. Although jKissihle in a modified lorm at all ages, it has its peri id of special liability and full development simultaneously wiih that time ol life when the nervous system is irritable and the mechanism of respiration diaphrag matic. A child of the proper age with catarrh and cough is thus on the very brink ot whooping cough. A large pro portion of such children will develop the di-ease for iheni-e v. s iis'ii casual provocation, all contagion and all epidem ic influence apart " Thereioro he does not think contagion plays the imiKiriant part generally supposed, and the assump tion ot a specific morbid poison is in his opinion entirely gratuitous!. As to treatment he says: " The specific reme dies for whooping-cough (which have their season and may be said now to in cludeall drugs whatever ot any potency!, have all of them a certain testimony in their lavor. They agree iu a single point; whatever hv thu-r eauseviisticss, the grievous method of their application, or the disturbance they bring to the chilli's habits and surroundings, the be-t vaunted remedies-emetics, sponging ot the lar ynx, ill-flavored inhalation, change of scene, beating with the rod are all cal culated to impre- the patient, and find their use accordingly." A writer in the Scientific Fanner esti mates the food-value of one pound ol eggs as a producer of force, i, e , the amount of work the pound oxidized in the body is theoretically capabl- of pro ducing nt l.fiS-J loot tons, and the value of one pound of lean beet, from the same xiint of view, at WO loot tons. As a flesh-producer, one pound ot eggs is about equad to one pound of beet, and is shown by the rollowuc; analysis rjuoten by the author: H i. 1'ii'iiirt I -K!. t ill Vt K Minnie 11... Kv nu ll-' n I hi hit... , 1' li.. iiinliii-i i- in- II' i ,.l the nnisiin'iia 1 '' V, nml. f ll, Fit linn-innl 'ill'ilnieli 1".., L'L'ki's. l-ti'liltine 1 "'' !''' S'ls. Kiit .. 4ni . :U rs. Miii-i.il ...insrs. The author hereupon remarks us fol lows : ' A ben itiny be calculated to consume one bushel ol corn yearly, and lo lay Iwelve iln.en nr eighteen poiindsof eg:;s 'I hi - is i univalent to saying that, three and one tenth pounds ot coru will pr,o- NUMHKR 17. duce, when Ted to this he!,, f,i,. j.o'ind of egL's A pound of poik on eonlr;:rt. require, about five ami one-halt pounds ol (,',?n lor its production. Wlo-n .-rs are twenty-five ei CI- ;si-r dozen, and pi lit is ten cents a pound, we lone th" l-n-hel of corn foil produei:.-!: -J.s-s wirtii rd' eggs, and but 5-1.0,") wmtli nf irk. " .linltiiii.' from the-e facts eggs inii-t be conn imii -a I in their production and their eating, ,!') e;,ecialiy fitted lor the laboriiig-iiian iu replacing meat." A French New Vear's Morv. llie- agai i ! me, it New- Year's isn't here ; ! .Iut in time lor telling a little ; a vert- simple oi.e, which enacted ' stoi v it.-eil under my own eve- in Pari', that cruel winter of 170. ' A ;l tliroiich the siete II fell to my duty 1 to tru almost every night, -uuctinii - to' th" .Northern railroad stalioii, sometime- i to the Oli'aii' Willi letters and newM.a- i tain-,, at th- pre-ent tune, 1,420 photo pi is which the balloon people undertook j graphs, which cost the city $7,145. to deliver to our friemls ou'siiic. It was When a man gets a little money and a long and tedious iouinev, e,-necia'lv in starts out to burst a faro bank, it is the snowy and freezing weather of that hard winter. Hut I had the ran- good luck to light upiiti a backinan who wa widing to drive me on these nocturnal excursions. This man, endowed by nature with an execrable temper, was cross-grained, mo rn, e, peevi.-h and poreupinish Io the last degree. His hor-e was a little, ugly beaut, all holies; it had a good head though, atnl legs of steel. A lew lump of sugar established me in Coin's good graces; butitWasa much more formidable ta-k lo get on the right ide of Coon's master. One bitter cold night it was nearly one n'elnck in ihe morning I saw on the b iiilevard Montmarlre a backinan who was evidently making his bc-t speed homeward. I bailed him: " fake a fare '.'" " Whete to'.''' " The Irlcans station. There will be a g,rnd iimrlniii-i- (drink money) fiir you." "t irlcans station ! You're joking! Not much." " lint hark yon here, my good fellow ! It is to the show I'm taking you. A bal loon goes to night ; vmi will help to in- llate it ; you w ill see the cages of our j jm n i r I ttle carrier pigeons who take our letters and di-patches to the country, i Ila'-H you ever seen all that '.'" : ' iialloon pigeons. -letters thecoun ; try !" grumbled my gentleman to hiin l s-it "Come, it's a bargain ; in with you, bourgeois !"' ! Coa-hv followed with livelv curiosfti all the preparations fur the voyage: he even lent a hand m the work. I he as Ceiisiiin, which was really superb, put the finishing touch on his a-toiiishuielit and delight. ' Two or three times alter that I had the luck to iiiu across my man, who took his late passenger without making too much ditlii ultv. The balloon people got tn know him: M. foulard thanked him again ami igain for his skillful and ac tive assistance. Toward theen'd of Pocomber.nbntit two o'clock in the morning, in a wolfish cold. I was pushing tov atd the irleat-s sta tion, when, by a happy chance, my coaehy recognized me and pulled up his hois with u jt-1 k "We are going to the 1 all mil. ain't We. bourgeois '.' I have two g -titlinn ii inside to leave four step, oil': it you like to come up here on the s at. we wiS head f o' down there in a minute." tin the pretext that any hacknian had taken anolhi r passenger on lie- way, ;h insider haggled over the line, and paid H i in bill shabbily: he shrugged hi shoulders without saying a word. I was greatly surprised at this sudden swectne-s ol temper, and to get at (he explanation of the phenomenon I -:aid nil the si-at with llie old tellow. Il- oati'i'iidy covered my knees with the robes. "Cneo isa brave horse." said I. by way of ingratiating myself. " Yes. sir; you are ju-l right there. Twelve years he ha- been at the trade I le has little to eat : be doc-n't sleep on leathers, but lie has hlm-d ill him, and il you km- how intelligent he i-' Coco would recognize even' one of tin- lain- " Ah! You have children?" "Two little niris. sir, A five year old, 1 that is .leanelte; a good little chub, iat an I merry. The other is only three; ! she is weaker, but so sweet and she is a ! merry one, ten llelore the siege they ' went with their mother to their grand- parent-, who lived at Saint Main, and since then 1 haven't heard a word irom : them. The dear babies, what has become , ot them '.' The older ones knew already all the -oiigs of my regiment or 1. ton. j bourgeois. I have been a soldier. The little ones used to come iu at the chorus. At niebt. when I came to dinner. .lean elte would say: ' lake care loiiy,' my tian iu the wicker comn, wnere inr pro j name is Autoiiie 'the soup is hot and IVS (,' decay may bo speediest, and the vou are eoing to hum you burn 'om- mimtl Then the little one would say: 'Papa Tony's going to burn bis mouth.' Pos sibly ad that wa- not pleasant! 'Ihe poor brats will forget me: children have such short memories you know, if you liked, bourgeois, you could do me a great service." " What is that ?" " I should like to send a little present to my little folks. 1 have bought two dolls' or tin ir New Year's, and it you could, with your influence at headqu lif ters, get my parcel carried along" "The devil! That's eas'er said than done ; but we'll see what we can do." When we got to the station, I sought out the sailor to make the trip. He was sleeping quietlv in a coiner, wrapped iu I a woolen blanket. There was courage for you! A man who in another quarter of iin hour will lie exim-ed. iu mid air, j to the winter storm, the Prussian 1ml S lets, the risk of .being da-hed to pieces i and here he. is, sleeping as tranquilly as t a child. 1 liave some dithi'tilty imbed, in waking him up. Hut at length I pre sent papa Tony, who explains bis busi- ness. " H.tnp over thy package," says the sailor concisely. . , .. Antoine save him the little pasteboard box containing the two cheap dolls fur Misses deanstte ami Ducie, and a bunch of violets for mamma. The two men squeezed each other'.- hands. Tears were rolling down papa Tony's face ; two great rlropsgli-tcried on tbe brown cheeks of the sail n ; I myself, pro'essed stoi" as I am, turned away and transact' d a I tic private business witti my hand-tert - el. The sailor put the little box in his In ipsuck. and lied the b louet iu the lop of the boat; then, at a signal Irom M Uo lard, the balloon -hot up into the night I learned afterward t'je end of this history. December thirty at ten o'clock in the morning, the balloon landed with out a jar, some kilometres from Saint Malo. At noon m ither Ant line was cry ing over her violets, and the babied were hugging their dolls. If any more beautiful presents were made iii Trance that New Years I didn't happen to know of tlieui. 1 1 i.hi.i.i c. Tli'i b the hnilr 1 w.tin-il s'Iiiiiiit mel woii.-r. muni unit nit-lit Tin is Ihe Ihre linl-l ut li e i.r 1 hill li.it me fi, ii" In art Might Open nt !h-i. ;mil i ,,!ii t My t'l f ,eii eaierii, ti.--i.ir ; Klein !tim!. roel yriiiilv lwii.itent St.la l it',') ii ih in tl.e w,iy. Till. I- 111.- hour I w olt-il f.ir ; si i-Vv In a il i .it il.-.o;r 1 i r'l-s I da fi Ii L.iriL' i nrri Inr : A 1 1 I N.n'.et II. T,i,,l iriB uf ih pltnf. Her ! a;!!!!' ft Mi's i:! m iloli- p;ie n.-J'-linl 111" sluil'Orv l.'.i'lif)- iitf ; I ri-n Ii ii- si, ii irri-se'af'--Tu-i) I l.pliot'l le r Ui e in la t. Tiii. in tin- knur I wain-il f--r T'lt-i-ih sun nor stoi hii'I -Tinier min An'l iieielr. v.ia e!-s . iii,ne!i-r iV h-i in:tk.- iiV v'-'b -t" i" v:'!'i-Er-.i n rn.l liilH,"in 'n-ml o. (eft. My lure In- in lu-r vri.i'liii.--slns,t ' Sc.1,,1 Irf, in niv tne. h t..r evennori Her lies .ml ey.- that ftuwiH. Thi" i the limr I ir ii'e,! fl(r; Kvi-ty fin -li-i-,n tn f-rtiil l'e'li-1 iinwi-iifn-'l. nml l-ntinre K-ir h'lt tin- i- l t Inr tr'n-d nor ill. N.ni-.'iil li.nl Hi.O'i fur mini. tit T-si liiil-' hi lii" -'t'-it eiin'-l I-', 'f i nil tlii-C'i ei-" lieli-1-T.-nt, l-iti ly itn-l nC- were niie ti u-, '! '.; is the hn'ir I wailnl fur i'-..wnnte p ir;.'iii-. In'- mel l-'till, II iv- snei-ii !n-ii eini -ttiul w:i'. Ami Hi -.- Oi : -i-il:! ii r- .win ! i .n'l f t .,f In mnrlile r.-.l, T !', i ii - n in I - -r -itt'i'i tiff hre-nt. i n-l ,,ne r.eio I i-mm ir'l nt ili-lliOii !v l.'ie's I ilil.ueii's. I,"l ill'i' . In F.VI IS AMI FAX IKS. I hide an I pove iTtv don't work well in double harness. "Didn't she return your love?" "Yes. she did; she said she did'l want it. That's what's killin' me." Till', rogues' galh-ry in New York (-on n"t hard to tell that lie will breakiast hard to ti the next morning at a free soup-house. Ticket- for reserved seats for the Rev. Adirondack Murray's services in liostoo t are sold fortifty cents each. About one hundred are disposed of to strangers every Sunday. Next to '.hat repose which is the blessed privilege of the man who lies .silt feet underground in a country graveyard, is (lie repose enjoyed by a gilt-edged hi ' lile in a Chicago newspaper office. He was a well-meaning man, hut they i had been married a Ung while, and when .V playfully asked her what wa next to nothing.' she sarcastically an ' -wa roil that at thi- season of the year. she lliinig'it his winter flannels were. j.Yoi ! inr!, Ilulltlm. ! Miss Kmii.v Faithfti. thinks that i rviiin.isiuiin and skating rinks should be attached to jails for the benefit of pri-mers. F.milv is a kind hearted old gal, and we wonder why she dijesn't in- vent snow sines for poor little rabbits. Prince Pi-maim k cuts short inter j viewers hv saying: "This is what I , shall do now 'What I shall do to mor ! row I cannot say till to-morrow comes, since to -inni new may bring a set of con ditions totally ditfereiil from those I an ticipate." Is l!u-.-ia, when coffin-: are covered ! with cloth, the color ot the covering is to a certain extent distinctive, pink be 1 ing used when the deceased is. a child or , voinm per.-oa. crinis-m :or women, and brown tor widows; but black is in io ca.-e employed, I 'p in Mu-catine the musical and 'liter ary young iii.-n of the I'tinar'nm church organized" the Mu-catine 1'mta.rian uui I sical pliilo-nphical society, but when the I abbreviated title came out iu print M. P. M. P. S., il struck in on the associa tion and killed it. H"vhij. "Dak'- swine to be wah," remarked aol-ired citizen, "an' all you niggahs i might jes' 's well git ready tor active ! bu-mt'ss." " Which side .-hall we take?" ' asked one ol his hearers. " Ym; niggahs cm take je' what side yer p!ea.-e; I'se : gwine to take de Canada side !'' i A Comparison. A gentleman is din ing in a lii.u-e not lvm.uk.ilile for the . gi.-ncrii-itv oi its fare. The holv, thinking heir guest found the r-.-j.tst 'rat her flfii'l-.-r, -says, with a liitle gi'iiiiace : "Iri truth, sir, we are olf-ring you very poor I'iic- r. ' " i ill. no' a' all, lmeiame ; niiiing uic -i. gt- we would have been well content with such a dinner." In the treatment of malarious disease in India, it is touud that quinine loses itsencct alter it has b en administered f, ra shoit time, although it is extn nif ly eili.'.ii ious at lir-'-. Liquor ai'scnicaiis iu chronic ta.-esof malaria, and the nitric hath :or eiiildrc'i. are the remedies now in I'av.ii-aiiiong the phv.-iciansof upper India, although they Irani:!' express that removal :nin the malarious district s the only safeguard. Dr. Holland ha- an experience com mon 'o ni.i-t nun of geniti-'. He if nev er altogether satisfied with his work. Very olteti when he has tiimiied a five story poem and comes to put on the man sard'iMnf. he pau-vs and scans it critically, and tin n it 1 -eks to him more like a ru ined barn t an a "pet's castle." At such moments the blacksmith in him rises superior lo the poet, and lie ex claims in the tierce languugejif tjucntin Mat-vs : --1 1, if I could only hit it with a hammer and'lick ii iuioshape." Aw- " Thk simplest burial," says the chris tian, I'liion, discussing the burning of the L.i.lc.il he Palm. " i"s the most Chris- reappearance of new forms the earnest. Preserving the bodv, destroyin? the Ivnly these are s.inplv remnants of el letc' superstition. Christian burial sun- 1 plv leaves the lmdv, and the more sun il'v the better. And as for the iinmor- ' taiity of the soul. ( .oil shall give it body l as it'pleaseth him." ! 1 1- small-pox can lie cured by cream of i tartar, it is time every body knew the I fact. A c irie-poii'lent of the Liverpool : Mercury says that ii is not only a never i iailiiig rtnedv in the wor.-t cases, but is 1 al.-o a preventive. Tne directions are to ' dissolve one ounce ol cream of tartar ill 1 a pint of Imiling .vater. and to drink, : when cold, at short intervals. Not a verv exact inscription, to b? sure; out : the'reine.lv is so -imple that it may lie : well worth trviiii!. Il issiid that tlmu 5 sands have thus been cured, and that no j marks of the disease remain, i An Knglish vicir testifies that he lias seen a pair ot swallows, when tne time for migration came and they found their young brood too weak to fly, plaster the ne-t iip with mud with the six young swallows in it. KeiurnitiL' in thespring, then aroused the young swallow-, which were found to be none the worse for their long hfhernatioo. There is a suggestion also that the swallows were accustomed 'enerations ago to hibernate regularly, itnl though thev have since discovered the prelerabihty of migration to a warmer cliticj'e. they are yet able to re turn to the oid habit in case of need. Tht. following curious facts may uot be reiifraUy kn-iwu : Da tallow caudle be placed in a gun and -hot at door it will through without sust lining injury; 'and ifa musket ball be -hot into the wa ter it will not only rebound, but be flat tened; if fired through a pane of glass, it will make a hole the size of the ball without cra. k-ng the glass; if t ie glass be suspended bv a i bread it will make no Uini-Miee, and the thi eat J ul u..t even vibr.wc. Cwrk, if sank two hundred feet in the water, will not rise oil ar count of the presitire of the water, lit the arc'ic re ion, when tne iliermometer j i j i i j : j . , is bt-iow zeto, b.'low zero, fiersons can runn-rxn mole tiian a mile e i i-inui trom encn other.