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l 11 I lii . ii 11.JL iLj Kid I mm fit 11 1 a v i. !. a a a a I a 1 y TOLUME XXIX. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1879. NUMBER 40. Pjofesbob agassiz, the younger, Is a funcli""1) with 'ne forehead and bright eyea. : Egyptian vheat is attracting attcn- job is California, for the climate Is par-. jtnlirlr favorable to its growth. It ielii enormously. Philadelphia stands at Ihe head of .jk morocco trade of the United States. lu thirty-two firms, which do a busi- , 0f $4,000,000 annually. Pubs of anarchy in Mexico are again Urtained, in view of the presidential lettion nfxt year ; but the assurance is . t ij i "-; til yno that rresiueut jlmsz win see trie U president duly installed, and, tc U general of the army, will tntn no not sustain him. PoETSMOUiH, England, has the lowest :tb rate ol twt nty-three of the largest tits of the Kingdom, nineteen per i, and byracuee the lowect of twentv- jliee American citicp, ofBize similar to ie English cities selected as examples. t Syracuse death rate is 18,60 pci MO, The minimum death rate 1b fenu per 1.000. Id a recent German debate Herr ifdeman stated that there wsrein Ger- toy ,wu,uuu landed proprietors, 00 of whom were untaxed as Lritg incomes under $105 a year. Out. ihe actual tax-payers theie were not w thaw 150,000 whose incomes ex ited $750 a jear. Forced sales sit k and farms are of daily occurrence, general mptresa prevails. :Ihky ate uoubied with a great over- auction of oil in Pennsylvania. The ton hand is 7,000,000 ban els, and production in that state is 45,000 wis a day, while the consumption is IK) barrels, three-fourths of which are d abroad. It is believed that a Ie number ot oi well proprfeio'ig will lent of the business before long. A n ares like that at the oil warehouses f biiade'phia a few days ago would e a big hols in the 7,000,000 barrels uuge. SPIRIT vbotography" is thus ex W by a Rochester photographer: Pe piece of glass and on it 1 paste 'otographed beads of such 'spirits' Dished produced in hszy outlines lit the head of the sitter. In the cen of the glass I put nothing, but ar- the 'spirits' in a semi-circle. in from this prepared plate I take a stive and afterwards a positive. en a sitter comes f jr a photograph I a negative just as I would anyone's. w the printing is done I place the live plate of the sitter under the live plate of the 'spirits' and allow an to print both. The 'spirits' be- u a semi-circle the finished photo- o appears as if the sitter was eur- if.i by heads in the air. he Boston co-operative grocery, un tbs presidency of Josiah Quincy, has open three months, and is said to be xm. ihe plan is to sell unadul- r.id goods at fair prices, and return ptofits to the purchasers. With rale a certificate of the amount is i,aud every three mouths a dividend d on these, shareholders receiving (be rates given to outsiders, be- six per cent, on the money invested. line flrit quarterly meeting President fey said: "Your organization has ly produced much good. Applica for your by-laws have been re H from all parts of the United i. Probably more than fifty stores been, or soon will be, oponed In Jqaence of your example, and the comprehend va Bcheme ef benevon resting on self help and material nce, become general through the Ealing cotton under the name of ppling " baa grown Into a regular in New York. It has been re 1 to such a state of perfection that otlon Exchange has been forced to organized resistance thereto. A yi ago indictments for larceny and mg stolen goods were round i two cotton brokers and a large ' ot licensed samplers and cart- It appears that instead of limit- iemselves to the small quantity of from each bale needed to exhibit lity, these licensed samplers take ;k to make it an object, and sell it. utmen follow the example of the n, aud take a grab at the bales H to them on their own account. on dialers estimate their losse this kyijtom oi plfering tt $75,- year. The district attorney had vigoroutly into the business of ting the thieve.) aud the brokers urchaio from them, and it is l Hie offenders will be ent to the itary. he i considerable excitement the manufacturers of silk goods I advuice in the price of raw Three years a?o this month the "Serial wast lower than '.t hnd been l'rcviuua twenty yeHM, Owing ht wnps there was a sudden f In thft market, and tho price ' hum Jl to $10 per pound. Since that time there has been a gradual aeenne in the price. nrl 7""" "8" Dn w silk could be pUr. chased at from $3.75 to $3.90 per pound The eudden rise in the price is owing to the almost - utter failure of the Italian xne I'rencb. crop is also very Poor. Thia failure of the European crop was caused by the cold spring. Thd Italian and French silk is the best .u in we world, and is used in the manufacture of the finest grade of dress goons ana ribbons. It has liancy and is much stronger than the sua or vwua and Japan. The crop in China this year is a heavy one, but that japan is not very good. i . 80UTHEBN NEWS ITEMS. Small-pox is spreading in San Ante- uivi works'8011"1116' F1, h bui,dln8 water" The mussels in the Llano river, Texas, Atlanta's cotton-factory is at last pro. claimed to be a success, Knoxville by a handsome majority has decided to bnild Itself water-works. In Richmond county, Ga., it costs a man $100 to be found wearing a pistol. The pineapple crop of Key West, Fla., will double that of any former year. Memphis seems to be progressive. She is setting about to repair her streets, i A large number of the negroes who went from Mississippi to Kansas have re turned. The "legislative council" in Mem phis has passed an ordinance prohibiting eplumssmoking. Columbus, Ga., claims to have mere capital invested in manufactories than any other city in the south. The corn crop along Eed river, Louis iaua, is a failure, and the farmers are al ready cutting it down for lodder. A Memphis clergyman takes the po sition that there is a future state for all the beasts of the field and fowls of the air, The drouth is 'unprecedented in Bust sell eounty, Va. Farmers have been com- Selled to drive their stock to other eoun es. Montgomery, Alabama, wants another route to the Allan tic, and contemplates a road to Troy or some other point in southern Alabama. Gen. G. W. Curtis Lee has tendered his resignation as president of Washington and Lee college, and it will probably be accepted. Two illicit stills recently captured in Alabama were the property of Eev. Albert Esmon, who escaped the revenue officers by taking to the woods. Hugh and Nathan Estill, children, while playing about a sandbank, in Murs freesboro, were buried alive, and when ex. trieated were dead. The gateway for the national ceme tery at Vicksburg, erected by the United States government, is to be of Tennessee niaible and to cost $7,000. The New Orleans Times says that next year the Louisiana jockey olub will be one of the most flourishing and substantial or ganizations in the country. Mrs. Sears sued the Texas Central railroad for $2,500 damages for killing her son. Tbe jury returned a verdict in her favor and awarded her $5,300. Agricultural Commissiener Killebrew, of Tennessee, is in Massachusetts, arranging a mammoth excursion from the Old Bay state of people interested in Tennessee col onization. Shreveport, La., derived its name from H. if. S. Shreve, of Louisville, Ky., who first cleaned out the great raft in ilea river, and was one of the original settlers of the town. The academy of science in Atlanta, Ga., his deoided that the past, present and future prosperity of that place is due more to its reputation for healtnfulness than any other cause. Waco, Texas, adventurers, are search in after treasure alleged to have been left concealed in that town by Alexander Mo Oonghey, a wealthy old man who died there several years ago. Gen. Richard Anderson, corps com mander in the confederate army of northern Virginia, died in Beaufort, rJ. ., on the 26th ult Gen. Lee onoe referred to him a. " a moBt noble soldier." The training ship Wachusett is lying at anohor opposite Vicksburg. The vessel draws sixteen feet of water, and it is doubt ful whether she will be able to reaoh St. Louis for some time. In Buchanan county, Ga., a ten-year-old son of 'Squire Vanoe committed suicide by hanging. As he was in the best of spirs its a few hours before, and a child of good mind, the motive that prompted him to seek his death eau not be understood. New Orleans Times : Texas seems to be having her bands full and jails too, just now. In the state there are between thirty and thirty-five murderers who are now in the hands of the law. Nine of them will be executed, some of the rest are being tried, and still some others have carried their death aentenoes to the court of appeals. Tbe question of the destruction of the ailanthus tree in Atlanta, Georgia, lias been agitating the oommunity for some time. The doctors have been called upon to decide as to the baleful efleots of the tree upon the general health and they are wide apart in their notions. Meantime the authorities are in a quandary. Atlanta Constitution : Henry M. Tur ner, the negro preacher, who is peddling lies at the north, says that in Georgia the whites refuse to sell land to the colored people except for the purpose of building churches. The faot that the colored people of Georgia own nearly six million dollars' worth of land doesn't seem to impress this eminent mulatto rascal. ' The Nashville Banner, in the course of a long article reciting the progress of the city, says: Any one who takes a walk through the city cannot fail to note the nu merous new buildings going up, and, at the came time, to note the substantial oharaoter of the same. Vaoantlnts are rapidly disap pearing from sight, and improvements may be seen on all hands, This certainly indi cases a revival of interest in real estate, and marks the beginning of a better era in the real estate market. FOKEIHN. The French government is developing the carrier-pigeon service in earnest, for in Paris and twelve other fortified towns no fewer than 6,000 birds are now fed at the Dublin expense. The English press is castigating the home secretary because he has deoided that execution must in future be wltaessed by nnn ma tha nrinon authorities. Home Journals think private executions "im. moral." A south African colonist says it is es timated that 5,000,000 has already been spent in trying to penetrate Zululand, and 10,000,000 more will be needed before sue eess orowns the British arms. The wjole place, he says, is not worth half the sum. Mr. Gladstone's last and most remark uis posuu-rara aeuverance! "1 am ops posed to coffee-places, as I believe they are more deteriorating than beersahops. The stimulating properties of tea or coffee are greater and more injurious than those of niui uquors." Russia is now completely shut off from the outer world. Her people are de niea passport, 10 foreign countries, exoept In rare instances and for a brief period of time. All letters and telegrams are opened oj censors oi ine government, ana foreign Publications ara rjrnhi hltnrl. nnlmi. an f- feetuallv defaced bvcennnrshin aa to render .i uiciu uBeiess. In 1866. while on a visit to the Em peror Napoleon III. at the Tuilleries, Count von Moltke saw the late prince imperial, wiuuow ma evolutions oi toe troops, and oausing his father's face to shine with ioy. " No wonder, too," observed the count in his diary, "for he is a splendid little renow." On the arrival of the reinforcements. the British army in Zululand will be consid erably larger than that which was present at Waterloo or tbe Alma. At tbe memoraiie battle which ended in the overthrow of Na poleon the English troops numbered just under 24,000. At the first great fight in the Crimea the British forces eonsisted of 26.- 000 men, When the troops sent out during the last lew days shall have orossed the Tus geia the strength of the nglish army with' in the Zulu territory will be over 30,000. It is a singular fact that not one ot the imperial Napoleons has died in France or on French soil. Napoleon I., the founder ot the family, died a prisoner on the British island of St. Helena, in the south Atlantic ocean; his son, Napoleon II., died in Auss tria: his nephew. Napoleon III., died ao exile in England, and now his grand- nephew, the young man whom the French imperialists have hoped would one day rnle France as Napoleon IV., has met his fate at the point oi xUiu spears, in Booth Ainca, MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC. The Russian society of hygiene pro poses to print beoks in white letters on a black ground, in order to check tbe in crease of myopy in scholars. Out of three dozen samples of wall paper examined by a London chemist. scarcely half a dozen were found to be free from arsenic. The presence of the poison was not confined to the green papers. The light blues and somber browns were among the worst speci mens. A simple but practical test for fire damp in mines is suggested by MM. Mallard and Le Chatellier. It is to keep a hydrogen lamp burning in each gallery. Tbe intense hc-at of the flame enables it to consume fire-damp, the presence of which it detects by the blue aureole, when in a proportion so low as 0.25 per cent. In building a chimney put a quantity of salt into tbe mortar with which the intercourses of brick are to be laid. The effect will be that there will never be any accumulation of soot in that chimney. The philosophy is thus stated : The salt in the portion of mortar which is exposed absorbs moiaure lrom the atmosphere every damp day. The soot thus becoming damp, falls down in the fireplace. This is an Eczlish discovery. It is used with success in Canada. fN. x, Express. J. JLJ. 1ATlO, .U UVCUlUg UU DUU- jecc of boiler incrustations in a recent ea. v rvoi0 in ioi;n .;. it,a n,.K. aper, says tnat many nostrums naa een brought forward as preventive which were absolutely worthless, if not positively injurious. After many trials, he was convinced that, as all boiler-scales were principally composed of sulphate of lime tribasic phosphate of soda, the " tripsa" ot commerce was the best of all preparations, as it absorbed the carbonic acid in the water, and. acting on the sulpnate of lime, precipttateof it with tbe mua to me Dottom or tnn Doner, whence the deposit can be removed easily. t ot all mixtures ot wool witu snoaay the best and longest merino wools are now regarded, it appears, as the moat profitable, because they "carry" more of the short fiber of the wool substitute, it is singular, too, what diversities of use at present characterize this aud other descriptions ot wool, in the man ufacture ot many o tue popular la Dries. Thus, thin wool coatings are made lrom the medium to the finest merluo wools ; ladies' fancy cloaking, from the finest long merino wools, and, in tbe case ot of some varieties, of mobair, or tbe wool of the Angora goat; and the finest long merino combing wools are employed for gentlemen's worsted coatings. For cer tain varieties of delaines, coburgs and cashmeres, ladies' dress goods, with cot ton warp, medium long merinos are used; for ladies' "Caledonian" cloakings, a limited use is made of mixtures of fine long combings ; Italian cloth for linings, mobair lusters, lasting; aamajas lor fnrniture covering, curtains and table cloths ; reps for furniture and curtains ; webbing for reins and girths, and tor susuenders : bunting for Sags, military sashes, picture cords and tassels, clouds or nubias. Rlstori showls braids and binding, all use long English combing or Canada wool. IThls shows how prom inently merino wool enters at the prea ent time, Into the composition of the various makes of woolen goons. A Remarkable Counterfeit Note. The secret service has come into pos session of the most remarkable counter feit that has ever been discovered. It 1" a bogus $20 United States legal tender note, and is calculated to deceive even a person accustomed to handling notes of that denomination. What makes it so remarkable is that the work on the note is executed with pen and ink. All tho intricate figures and curves, all tho heads, the seal, the fine engraving work, and even the fibre in the paper are almost perfect, counterfeited by pen and ink. The signature of John Allison, lorr:erly register of the trewiry, is perfect. The whole bill, back and face, Is a wonderlul piece of pen work. The bill was detected at the sub-treasury at New Orleans. Unless the individual who executed the counterfeit is as rapid as he is a won derlul worker it would take at least a month to finish a piece of work likn this $20 bill. iva IVANOTITCH. " Down she sank. Sol.mnW Ivan rase, railed his nx-for Stir, u tha knalL Mar head i.j well apart, enoh lids her arm. hung dealt JUghtnlnK-.wHt, thander-ttreng on blow no need ol mrt I Betdlea ihe knelt on itlll ; that pins was sound at eoie (Neighbor, wow used to uy)-cait-lron-kerntled WOIOD Fixed for a aeoond stroke Ivan Iranovlteh. The man waa acant of ward, aa atrokea. ' It had to d; I could no other Sod It waa bade ' Art for m i" ihen etooplng, peering round what la it now aa iscaa r A proan atrip of bark whtrewlth to wipe hla ax. Which doae, he turns, goo. In, eloaea the door be hind. The other, mute remain, watching the blood-snake wind Into a htdlng-plaoe amoni the apllnter-heapa." " So while the younger, raiee the oorpae, the elders trooped Bllently to the house ; where halting, some one aioopea, Listened betide the door i all there waa ailent. ton. Then thev held counsel, then puthed door, and Detains throuah. Stood 1 in the murderer's pretence. Ivan Tvanovltch Knelt, building oa the Boor that Kremlin rare and ncn He deltlr earred and cut on laay winter nlihta. home fire young laoea watched, breathletaljr, aa, to "got, Piece upon piece, be reared the fahrlo nigh com. Dlete. Bteicha, Ivan's old mother, ant aplnning by the heat Of the oven where hla wilt Kutla ttood baking urean. Ivan's Bfelf. aa he turned hla bonsv-oolorea head. Waa jutt in act to drop, 'twlxt fir-oonpt each a dome Tbe aoeoped out yellow gourd, presumably the noma Ot Kolokol the Bl : the bell, therein to hlteh An acrn oup waa ready ; Iran Ivanovitoh Turned with It In his mouth. hev told him he was free As air to walk abroad, 1 How otherwise I' asked ne." iom Itobert JSrowning't " Bramatlo IdyU " AT HItjll1TFAl.li. Coming along by the meadows, Juat alter tbe tun went down, Watching the gathering ehadows, Creep over the hillsides brown Coming along In the gloaminir, With never a atar in the sky, Mr thoughts went a-roaming, a-roamlng, Through daya that aie long gone by Days when Desire said : " To-morrow, To-morrow, heart, we'll be ga; I" Dayt ere the heart heard the sorrow Which echoes through Yesterday. Life waa a goblet burnished lhat with lore lor wise waa filled; The cup 1. bruited and taroiihed. And the precious wine is spilled. But to the traveler weary. Just coming In sight of home, What doei it matter how dreary, I he way whereby he haa come ? Coming along bv the meadows. And watching 'he fadiug day. Duskier than Night's dut-ky shadows, Hell shadows of lesterday. In the aorthorn suntet's glimmer 1 he Great Bear open! hla eyes ; Low In the east a shimmer tihowed where the full moon would rise. Light, in a window were gleaming, And none who stood at the gato Eald: " Why do you stand tht-re dreaming f And why are you there so late t" Yesterday's .haoow and sorrow 'lhat moment all vanished away ; Here were To-Day and l o-Mc-row What matter for l ester Jay. IN A LEATHER BAG. " I will not wait another day," said Miss Norfolk-Stanley a stout, middles aged lady, with a rubicund countenance, a iuvenilo straw hat perched upon the b'idge of her nose, and many onyx beads wound about her tnroat. " Bow-wow," responded her little dog Bijou. v Nenhew Dick. nresumDtive heir o the lady, had failed to meet her at Tu'in, as agreed, and she had been forced to wait twenty-tour Hours without result, bne was deeply incensed, as became a British spinister with a neat property in Derby shire, and funds in Turkish'and Indian loans. The bag was produced by the maid. It was a large bag ot black leather. Bi jou eyed it apprehensively, yet with resignation, ine tiny terrier, witn eyes like shining beads, an inquisitive nose, and black body, with a patch ot soft velvet brown on breast and paws, jump ing into the outaide pocket ot this travel ing mansion, and submitted to having the straps carefully adjusted over his prison in such a manner as allowed a breathing space. Bijou was smuggled on board trains; 'he maid was not trusted with her bag in her third-class seat, and it was a point of economy with his miB treis not to pay for a dog's ticket in her own first-class carriage. Miss Norfolk-. Stauloy took the bag herself, thus exciN log the interest of keen eyea Diras oi rrev hovering about in scent of jewel cases and bags carried by the English lady traveler. At frontiers tne pet was popped under his mistress' mantle, while the maid took the bag to the custom house officer for inspection, then the in mate was successfully restored. Bijou remained as silent as a mouse in the pocket for hours, and resisted the most tempting inducements to dstk at start ling noises. He knew full well that when the enemy had deserted the field his mistress would take him out of tbe dismal captivity. Bijou's fur stood on end, at the approach of a guard, by in stinct. Miss Norfolk-Stanley and her maid appeared on the platform of the Tiirin depot at nine o'clock in the morning, Nephew Dick would find the birds flown when he saw fit to grace the Piedmon less capital wilh his presence. Bijou was invisible to the most penetrating i ye, curled up in the bag. ' Give me a ladies' carriage, and alone If possible," said Miss Norfolk-Stanley to a smiling official, with a persuasive rxchange of francs from palm to palm. The smiling offioial bowed, and soon the lady was installed in a vacant carriage. ' Vou shall oome out pet, if we are left alone," she whispered, unfastening the strap over the pocket of the bag as it rested on her knee. Bijou thrust out hit little black bead, reoonnoitered the premises, and discreetly withdrew from sight atrain. The Turin depot is one of the most amusing fields of observation in Europs. How Charles Lamb, the gentle pulloso pher, fond of a London crowd, would have enjoyed It I The British Hon mo nopolizes the field, as a rule, and presents here his most eccrntrio national aspect He comes from Nice and Men tone via Genoa, stiff in gait, with dyed whiskers and haughty mien, followed by wife and troops of daughters. He comes from India, via Urindisi, tall and lean as a cane, in Oriental cap and bolted tunic, )ik a very large schooKboy, accompanied by H sickly and querulous helpmate, whose aspect suggests loss of health and children on the horde. son tha jungle. Everywhere a clamor, confusion, panic or haste ; piles of wraps, still odorous of long sea-voyages, trip and unwary pedes triali. A negress, with a blue silk cap on the back ef her head, with large ear rings, drops a pile of cushions, and pauses to replace them in a scarlet rug, with goodshumored laughter. An anxious mother escorts her darling boy, who is cjiiapsed over tbe shoulder oi a painting facchlno, and demands wildly her coupe, engaged for Paris. An embassador of Morocco, in a crimson gown and white turban, peases with dignified repose of manner, surrounded by bis suit, envel- oped in snowy burnouses, each wearing yellow slippers. A group of yonng soiQiers lean on tneir muskets, and criti cise the throng ; porters skurry along, and guards gesticulate; but the quick, mocking Italian eye has ample leisure to scan the laughing negress with her gor. grous wraps, the tall old gentleman, the toddling old ladies found as balls, the embassador in his turban. Miss Norfolk-Stanley gazed out on the hurrying throng with that selfish complacency peculiar to the traveler who has already secured a good seat in a continental railway carriage. She held an old-fashioned theory that, deprived of the escort of nephew Dick, a ladies' carriage was the safest place for herself. That she was alone in this opinion was speedily revealed by the fact of every other woman in the crowd bestowing ner person in tne conveyances adjacent, rather than submit to the. awful possi bility of a troop of children for hours. Bijou's mistress was an old traveler ; experience had made her timid and sus picious. She read all the robberies in English and foreign newspapers, and looked dubiously at mankind of the tourist species. Who were these men ? Why did they observe her T A ladios' carriage for her, it you please, and not one where each man in the corner may prove an assassin and a tfciet it a favor able opportunity offers. She had learn ed the words " Help I" and " Thieves I" in six languages for emergencies. Two ladies paused at the door of the carriage. The smiling official, in remem brance ol Miss JNorlolk-staniey s Drirje, resisted their efforts to enter, and led them elsewhere. They were both women of medium height, in long water proof cloaks, their heads enveloped in blue veils, which concealed their faces, Miss NorfolkStanley saw a long, yellow hand, with thin fingers peculiarly talon like, stretched forth to turn the handle ot her carriage door. The hand belonged to tne nrst woman, and sue experienced a strange sense of relief when it was again withdrawn, and the owner passed on. WhvT liccause Uiiou could caper about at liberty ir she retained the car riage alone. She assured herself this was the sole leasm for dreading the yellow hand, and the shiver which crept over her at sight ol it. This danger surmounted, these re mained one more to be overcome before Bijou and his mistress could breathe freely. The surly guard jumped on the steps, demanding tickets. The surly guard gave and received no quarter. His expression ot countenance was satur nine, his gray moustache curled upward in a truly savage manner, and his cap was pressed down over a deeply-wrinkled forehead. He was always in a hurry and his life was rendered burdensome by tbe questions of nervous travelers. He eyed Miss Norfolk-Stanley sharply sole accu pant of the ladies' carrisge, sitting with a leather bag carefully held upright on her knee. " You have no dog ?" demanded the surly guard, peering about on the floor suspiciously. " Certainly not," said Miss Norfolk Stanley, blushing at the fib which she uttered In alarm for her pet. Then the surly guard banged the door, departed, and the train actually started at last. Bijou skipped out of his prison, executed a wild but barkless dance over the seats, stood on bis hind legs with great apparent enjoyment, ate a biscuit, and waa refreshed with water from the cup of his own tiny traveling flask. The train wended its way toward tne Alps ; one by one snow peaks detached themselves from the mountain rampart dividing France and Italy, and stood out boldly against the blue sky ; the atmos phere grew keen. Down in the vallev weather-beaten little hamlets were hud dleM.together In a cluster of steep roofs ; the river foamed in silvery ripples, the peasants worked in the blooming fields. Within the railway carriage Miss Norfolk-Stanley indulged in her own medi tations, and Bijou capered about at pleasure. The lady made her plans, with slightly compressed lips. She would go to Paris, and thence direct to London. Nephew Dick might well look to himself I Tin train paused. Hi, Bl,,ou I Miss Norfolk-Stanley had scarcely time to restore her pet to the bag pocket, when the opposite door flew open, and tha surly guard thrust in his head. Her beart failed her. If the surly guard had seen Bijou, he had a right to carry the dog off in triumph to the baggage van, and impose on herself the ignominy ot a fine. Instead, he explained that two ladies must be admitted, as the cigar smoke of their carriage made them ill Again that long, yellow hand groped upward for the door handle, and the two women in cloaks invaded Mies Norfolk-Stanley's territory. She re signed herself, with a sigh, to the inevi table. After all, these ladles were only a trifle peculiar and foreign-looking, meie harmless fellow-oreatures, and t ijou had already enjoyed two hours of freedom. Miss Norfolk-Stanley's "first impulse was to throw herself on their mercy to the extent of releasing her dog. In travel she had n ver yet en countered another woman who did net assist in smuggling Bijou with the delight in contraband warfare of any kind peculiar to the sex. A second glance at those veiled and muffled figures deterred her. The strangers, with a murmured apology in French for the intrusion, sank into their places at the other extremity of the carriage, and remained as silent as statues. They carried no bags or parcels of any kind. The yellow hand produced a smelling bottle of cut steel, and a pungent odor diffused Itself gradually as the windows were closed to exclude the smoke. Now tho tunnels were gained which form the threshold ot Mount Oenis on the Italian aide, and which are Immeas urably more black and oppressive. A rush of steam, a shriek of the locomotive, and the train waa engulfed in the first of the three long tunnels. The gas burned in a tiny star in. the roof of the carriage. Horrible darkness and dense emoke, like an opaque wall against the window-sash 1 Bijou's mis tress unfastened her collar, and sought her fan. At the other end of the car riage the yellow hand was deftly opening the owner s cloak, while a pair of glitter ing eyes were turned on the unconscious Miss Norfolk-Stanley from the folds of the veil. The smelling-bottle of cut steel had vanished. A rush of steam, a shriek of the locom tlve. and the train plunged into the second tunnel. Behold the companion of the traveler with the yellow hands quietly unfastened her cloak, and pro ducing her smelling-bottle, this one a slender vial of colored glass, which she retained between ner fingers instead ef using. A rush of steam, a shriek of the locom- tlve, and the train passed into the third tunnel. Silence reigned in the ladies' carriage. After this there was a pause, and Miss Norfolk-Stanley opened her window to inhale the pure mountain air. while each link oi tne train was tested before tbe trial of the great tunnel. Then Mont Cenis opened that great mouth, and received the human freight, the feeble atoms of an hour, into its rocky heart. Thirty minutes I Miss Norfolk-Stanley opened ner watcn. Mucn may napp in thirty minutes. She had tur ed the window, which, had been age! closed, when her head was seized, a ne r- vous hand was pressed over her mouth, she was forced to inhale chloroform, and a heavy cloak enveloped her, effectually stifling a taint cry, scarcely more than a sigh, which escaped her. The victim speedlv loBt consciousness, and the leather bag rolled from her lap to the floor. Bijou fell on his head. Astonished at such treatment, he crept out of his pocket of which the strap had not been refastened when the surly guard brought the other occupants of the carriage so unexpectedly and hid beneath the folds of his mistress' dress. Mark the wisdom of this little dog, and explain it by any law, short of reason, actual pres ence of mind, i you can. He was alraio, and concealed himself, trembling in every limb. He knew something dreadful had happened. The two women, divested of their cloaks, stood over Miss Norfolk-Stanley. Much can be done in thirty minutes of outer darkness, lost In the heart of Mont Cenis. " Do not kill her. Discovery would be awkward," whispered the elder, a keen, yellow face appearing out uf the veil which had previously concealed it. Her accomplice removed the bottle from the noatrils ot Miss Norfolk Stan ley, and lifted the cloak from her face The latter did not move. Then the yellow claws took the watch and chain, rings, probed every pocket, nimbly sifted the contents of the rack above for valu ables, and raised the leather bag, Bijou's house, in hopes of its containing a jewel box. " Now open the othir window. The carriage must not smell from chloroform when we reach Mondane. I will give her another dose before throwing away the bottle." " ft was such a rare chance 1 Only if we should be detected at the frontier I" murmured the young woman, "Attend, ma chere ; I have planned all," retorted the elder, with an evil smile. " She will recover, be stuped when we arrive at the French custom house, and wait for her maid. Boll together the cloaks and the veils in this canvas c ver ; our dresses and hats have not been seen on the train. Wheu we descend, I join Adolphe, and lean on his arm ; you go with the boys, and speak German. We no longer know each other. You take the Geneva rjute, and I jour ney to Macon. There is plenty of time. Here, put back her purse, containing a little silver." Daylight at last ! Bijou thrust out his nose from the edge of his mistress' robe. The light reassured him. Such a volley of sharp, piercing barks became audible in the ladies' carriage as could only emanate from the throat ot an irate terrier. The two men were confused. At first they supposed the dog was bark ing in an adjacent carriage. How could a living creature of any sort be concealed in their own, when every article of Miss Norfolk-Stanley's had been searched? Bijou barked with frantic zeal, and sprang toward the open window, redoub ling his clamor. Then the older woman saw him, darted forward, and seized him. The terrible yellow hand closed about Bijou's neck ; she lifted and prepared to throw him out of the window. Bijou's silky little body landed on the edge of the sash just as the surly guard appeared, who was walking alung the outer railing or platform, in response to that shrill volley of barks. What! a dog in the ladies' carriage, after all f Aha I one must see about it I The surly guard caught Bijou in his hands ; heads ap peared at neighboring windows. The poor little beast whimpered, licked the guard's face in a propitiatory manner, and looked at him with the mo t agon ized canine intelligence. A dog in the ladies' carriage t More over, flung out of the window by a vengeful band 1 One glance from his point of vantage on tbe steps revealed the truth to the surly guard. Miss Norfolk-Stanley reposed in her corner in rigid insensibility, tbe cloak still about her ; bags and cases were scattered on the flior ; a faint scent ol chloroform still lingered. A very well arranged plan, hinging on the train's not pausing again until Mojdane was reached, when all triced of disorder would have been removed, but for frustration by a vigi lant little dog, so tiny as to be stowed anray in the pocket ot a leather bag. A group of those highly ornamental gons u'armes in, cocked hats and brilliant uuilorms who pose so gracefully at French and Italian railway stations were given employment in arresting the thieves. Miss Norfolk-Stanley came to In n condition of confused consciousness, nucl was removed to a hotel under guid aace ot her frightened maid. The surly guard actually kept Bijou in bis arms, and caressed the little dog instead of demanding his ticket. Next evening nephew Dirk appeared at Mondane in response to the maid's telegram sent back to Turin. He had been delayed by reason of a robbery, in which he bad lost both watch and pocket-book, on a night journey between Rome and Florence. He was disposed to suspect two gentlemen who bad staid in the same hotel at Borne In t e years 1877 and 1878 a band of thieves waged war on the continent, their connection extending from Stocks holm to Naples. They appeared as ladies and gentlemen at leading hotels, and pursued everywhere the higher branches of the profession. Doubtless Miss Norfolk-Stanley and nephew Dick were both their victims. The latter was speedily reinstated in his aunt's favor by his ability displayed during the trial and conviction of the miserable women. Bijou has gone into honorable retire ment in the -country. His prejudices are respected. If he sees a railway and a moving train he howls and runs away, in remembrance of the awful day when a cruel yellow hand seized and hurled him from the window as the ladits' car risge emerged from the Mont Cenis tuunel. B1BKI THE TESPEB BTMH. Rvutan Air Mark I tha vesper hymn Is stealing O'er the watera. soft and olear ; Hearer yet and nearer pealing, , t Bolt it breaks upon the ear, Jubilate, Amen. Now, like moonlight waves retreating lo the ahore, it dlea along ; Now, like angry aurgea meeting, Bread the mingled tide of song. Jubilate, Amen. Hu.h I again, like wavea retreating lo the ahore, it dies along, Jubilate, Amen. FACTS AND FANCIES. Young man. In beginning a courtship, be sure you don't write, and then go ahead. The grate art of kontentment konsists in being perfekly satisfied with what yer hain't got. ir is said that moequitos are bred upon the waters. In that case they will return again before many days. Kansas will keep on with her hurri canes till she is driven out of the United States and annexed to the West Indies. When you are losing money, the most economical thing you can do is to take in a partner. This is the way caret ul business men do. It just tickles a fish to death to pop his head out of the water and see a crowd of mortals mopping their unhappy brows on shore. Aiming Drill. Mueketry instruct or : " Now, then I How do you 'xpect to to see the hobject aimed at, if you don't keep your heye closed ?" There are some bills that President Hayes will not find himself able to veto this season, namely: those presented to him by the mosquito. A Mississippi man puts it thus: "At the earnest solicitation of those to whom I owe money I have consented to become a candidate for county treasurer." Thk New Orleans Picayune notes a gonoral complaint this year in regard to circus elephant . " They are exceed ingly small and never kill a keeper." Fatheb to sleepy boy" Come, James, you ought lo be up with tbe lark on such a beautiful morning." Matter-of-fact boy That's all right, but how'm I going to get up there ? " An Irishman, upon his arrival in the Unitod States, noting the great number of military titles, exclaimed, "What a divil of a battle has been fought near here, where all the privates were kilt. " Accomplishments. Aunt Florence : " And can you read yet, Euth 1 " Buth: "I should think so, indeed! and I know geography, and history, and sums, and I've gt two second teeth." " My dear, " said a wife to her hus band, " I really think it is time we had a greenhouse." Well, my love, paint it in any color you pleasered, white, or green will suit me," responded the hus band. The government of Great Britain and Nicaragua have decided on submitting their differences respecting the treaty concluded in 1860 to arbitration, and have accordingly addressed themselves to the emperor of Au tria to arbitrate in the matter. His majesty has declared his willingness to do so. " Ah, ves, my SDn, " said Mr. Bmilly, as he was strolling under the moonlit heavens the other evening, " there are a great many wonderful things in the fir mament ; tor instance, there U the con stellation of the 'great bear.' which is so beautilully mixed up with the 'dipper that you have always to remember that the tail of the dipper is the handle of the bear in order to tell the other from which, " In one of the English colonies a com petitive examination was lately held for tbe purpose of appointing fit persons to some of the government offices. One of k A.nH.u. Inadvprtxnt v snelled the word Venice with twon's thus, Vennice. The examiner, a clever man, but not al ways a correct speaxer, sterniy iuijuuou, "Do you know, sir, that there is bat one v t vnl 9 Then mres must be scarce there," was the ready reply. . ... . j ine candidate paaseu. v. VtBiri l.aa ln.r. naberl for a sec ond helping of cream pie, when Sammy's feellugs louud vent in, iu., juu wiv. mo never to ask for a second piece of pie. - it rlol hla mnthnr. sternly. DBU1UIJ, wav . 1 - 3 " I don't care, ma ; you told me so ; and tn rrar. nnv tn-niffh t." Satnmy was immediately banished lrom the table, bis mother remarking, "Chil dren are s; troablesome, Mrs. Pieta." " Very, remarxea inat auiaiue iauy,ae she quietly devoured Sammy's piece of pie. ' Shoot High. A ready made clothes A.lrlla nnn-tnlinnarl tn mm nf MIT Pener- pouuiv. ' r c - - als at the west that the redskins had killed his son "BnaKop,' and worse man all, had stolen twelve pair ot his pants. The general told him as soon as he l.,l u,Utt fttA rlomnna he would WllnJUCU " y ",.. " - stop their deviltries for good and all. "Yes, I kuow, Suenerel, I know," ea gerly whispered the clothing dealer, "dot's all rignt, dui wnen you wiuo up i .I.- Tnrllona vnt ant rlnaA new nanta unit U.ms, j ii ..... j iv (v . nn tv.i- Vroplnna ask. cheneral. tolft de'soldbrs to shoot high. "