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* PIRATES OF PENZANCE. FIRST HIGHT OF THE NEW OPERA, t The Fifth Avenue Theatre waa crowded 4eet wight, and laughter rang tbere load and long. The LTndid andience assembled to see "Tbe Pirates of Peniauce" witneeatd a most brilliant and complete success. .. . The first question about tba new operetta by Weiaars. Sullivan and Gilbert will bo how it com pnres with ? Pinafore." Of ooorse every work ought ia stand or fall on He own merits, butcompa ison in this ease ls nantvoidable. lt can hardly be dr bted that *W9 P1*?. presented aa a successor lo tbe .viever piece which had auch au extraordinarypopu laxity last season musflie seen at a disad vantage. gtr J?vp* Perter, Dick Deadeye, Cornie Hebe, Captain Corcoran, Little Buttercup, the Midshipman, thc Boat ?vofa. tte too firmly established in the public affec tina to be easily dislodged, and If the now set of eaaracters were really better than the old we ahottld still regret the familiar, favorites; we should miss the jokes at which we have laughed so many, many times, and feel that nothing could be so funny as " No, never," or 1 His sisters, and his cousins, aud his aunts," or " He is an Englishman." 8omebodv asked an old manager* whether " The Pirates of Penzance ? promised to ruo as well as " Pinafore." Tbe veteran sadly shook bis head and replied, " We shall new have another ' Fina-, fore.'" His melancholy prediction was rash; but io the nature of things a phenomenal success like that of last year cannot be immediately repeated by another work of tbe same class. If Jefferson should play a new part nobody would find it as good as Rip Fan Winkle, though it were ever so much better. We may touch lightly upon a few point* of difference between the two operettas whieh seem to provoke legitimate compari ison. The fun of "Pinafore" was so clear and simple, both in the text and the music, that it foroed itself at once upon the molt careless listener. The humor of the " Pirates " is richer, but more recondite. It demands a closer attention to tbe words tliHii the ordinary playgoer will always give; 'perhaps it requires a more distinct enunciation than singers usually think it worth while to cultivate. On the other hand, there are great stores of wit and drollery in the dialogue and tbe songs which will well repay exploration, so that Ute opera ought to gain greatly upon the favor of the puMio after I wo or three representations. Tho music is fresh, bright, elegant and merry, and much of it belongs tn a higher order of art than the most popular of tbe tunes of ?' Pinafore." There are little' gems of melody ; and there are duos and concerted num? bers of the most delicate device and the. most careful construction of which Mr. Sullivan Los a good right to be proud. Whether the principal airs aro deef,ned to be strummed in all our parlors and whistled in all our streets, remains to be seen. Tbey will last longer if they escape such flattering bard usage. Add to tho sparkling text, the excellent music, the droll nit nat ions and an un? usual abundance of laughable " business," the furthor charm of a series of stage-pictures in which beautiful scenery and tbe glow of light aud color are deftly used to heighten tho effect of very pretty groups, and we have a catalogue of attractions to which the public cannot remain insensible. The play opens in tho Pirates' Lair on tbe Cornish Coast, a rocky recess with caves on either hand, and In tbe distant background a view of the sea with tbe Pirates' cutter at anchor. Here Ruth, iu a capi tal song, tells tbe story of tho blunder by which she apprenticed Frederic to a Pirate instead of a Pilot, and some amusing dialogue aud music, between the apprentice Frederic and his pi? rate companions, with a part for Ruth ingeniously interwoven, introduces tbe main-spring of tbe ac? tion. Frederic is about to complete tbe apprentice Ship to which he was bound by mistake, and to leave tbe band forever. He bas been faithful to his Indentures through a sense ot duty ; from a sense of duty ho will now devote the rest of his life to the lestruction of pirates. Yokes are heard in the dis? tance. "Can it be Custom House T" No, it does not sound like Custom House. Tbe pirates retire aud watch. The twentv-five beautiful daughters of Major-General Stanley come tripping over tbe sand aud clambering over tho rocks, all clad in tbe roost tie witching of costumes, and smiling under the quaintest of bats. After a pretty hit of chores, they propose to toko off their shoes aud stockings and paddle in tbe water. This is too much for Frederic'* sense of duty. He surprises them with 'one shoe off, and remarks that be is bound to let them know that tbey are not unobserved. How it comes about that when tbey have bopped a little, and screamed a little, and snog a little, they are made acquainted with the young man'a singular story, we confess that wc do not know; but it is all according to operatic precedent, and it is operatically regular also tbat tbe prettiest of tbe daughters, Mabel, should straightway be in love with Frederic, nnd that they twain should become exceedingly tender and tuneful. What were the twenty-four other girls to do in such embarrassing circumstances T They would not leave their sister alone with a stranger; tbey determined to sit on the sand aud talk about tbe weather. This is a very droll scene, the twen? ty-four girls, seated in groups at the foot of the rocks, having a rattling, chattering chorus, of weather observations, while Mabel and Frederic, arm in arm, exhale their souls hi a delicate duet. Whenever tbe lovers poss near, the -chattering ceases and tbe girls lean forward to listen, suddenly resuming their talk about tbe weather as soon as Mabel turns. Seized by the Pirates, the whole bevy are about to be dragged away and married out of hand, when Major~Ueueral Stanley, in full uniform, equipped " with roauy cheerful facts about the square of the hyaothenuse," appeals at the summit of the rocks, and descends with tbe remark tbat "Oh, yes, it is a glorious thing to be a major-general." Tbe catalogue of his accomplishments, which he rehearses in a gallqping "patter song," embraces almost everything that a soldier does not want and nothing that be needs. Even hil martial aspect, however, does not move tte Pi*ates from their resolve and tbe abductions would doubtless have been effected bad not the gallant officer bethought bim to appeal, iu toe char? acter of an orphan, to th* generosity of the gaug. Now, it was a rule with these Pirates (aa we learn in tba first scene), never to rob an orphan. They surrender the girls to this ' poor orphan boy," with a ludicrously compassion? ate chorus; and tbe Pirate King having observed; "Although we live by strife, We're very sorry to begin it; . * For what, we ask, is life Witboot a touch of poetry in it \\ everybody kneels, and with upi if tee preposterous finale, " Kail, poetry tjfljfolemnly begun. Alas. General Stanley t ena*****. When tba eu heUdlsaarv?red attached te Ma the grave* of only recently p and all; but, ceetors lie the ?tere; he km. he, their d ?tain upon was not an tbe Second Act ? ruined Gothic chapel, lng by mooolight over It ia true that he bas *njiate?chapel, tombs well remausj, somebody's an 1 he does not kaoW whose they whose they are; and Ue feels that ndant by purchase, baa brought a tobeons which be bas no doubt were previously inspotted. He is roused from his mel ancholy to/give a good send-oft to Frederic, who, now an ofleer In the British Army and an accepted Ni*** Mt the band of Mabel, ls about to ???d car expedition against tim Pirates. Un ia the pleasure of the public lion-hearted forces file upon tbe present to view a platoon of stalwart armed with clubs and bearing, every "bull's eye at bia belt. Their turon ts sure to be one of tho most popular the opera. Left alone in the chapel for a rle ia surprised by the entrance ehaaeel window of bia old Pirate Chief maid-of-ail-work, Ruth, who have te tell bim. For tbe indenture shows bonud apprentice to the Pirates till he ads twenty-first birthday ; " but he ie leap year on the 29th of February; eon reckoning by birthdays, ne ia now only a quarter Thia information ia eommnui Uss relWiaatBg "Paradox trio''; Fnierit BBipg*Ua.|lj.p8te8.T0 the effect of tbe dis I^awayiaaja ? ai ii masai ?.n'*i,.? j i . ? eiosnre, and tbs iivjUaff of lt fe eejay** by Aa wbohs party In a capital piece of laughing music But explanations follow; of course the teran of his apprenticeship has a long while yet to run; and that stern sense of- duty to which the young man has always boen a alave compels him to dash the cup of bappinesa from bia lips and return o tbe hateful trade of robbery and murder The first service which ho feels obliged to ronde- (a <he band is to inform them that General Stanley fas practised upon their credulous simplicity. "T'ie General ia no orphan; more than that, be never was an orphan." Enraged at thia discovery, the Chief re? solves to bring the whole band to attack the General'* house. - Of course Frederic takes an effecting farewell of Mabel, promising to come back md claim her when his time is up in 1040, und in this scene Mr. Sul? livan has given us some truly beautiful and dainty music, using the mntcd violins with excellent effect. This pretty andante leads, after the absurd opeiatic fashion, into a tripping alle? gro, lt is tbe next number assigned to Mabel and the Policemen, which provokes tho greatest delight. Here the Police, in a conversational mono? tone, chant responpe.s hrst to the exclamations of tbe *prima donna, then to tbe observations of their Sergeant, agreeing instantly with the senti? ments of the last speaker, whatever they may chance tobe, and therein copying th^ good old custom of operatic choruses nil the world over. Thero follows a song in which the constable) lament the necessity which obliges them to interfere with the liberty of their erring countrymen. Tho Sergeant loads, and tho chorus echoes tho last syllables of the lines: When tte enterprising- burglar ls n't buntllng, C'Aoru*? ls n't burgling, Wben the cat-throat ls n't ocupied with crimes, Chorut? 'Pied with crimes. He loves to hear tho little brooks a-gurgllng, Chorus?Brook* a-*-ur?Iiujr, And listen to tbe merry villas* chimes. CAorua-Vilhis-ei chimes. When tbe coster's finished (umping ou hts mother, Chorus?On bis tn^'ber, Ho loves to lie n-huskiiis" in the sun, Chorus?In the sun; O take one consideration with another. Chorus?With another. Tho policeman's lot Ib not a happy one. Chorus? Happy one! Perhaps the climax of absurdity, however, is reached when tho l'olice being bidden but perfectly obvious iu one aisle, aud the Pirates conspicuously concealed in the other, 'mtli enjoining silence at tho top of their lungs, mid both affecting unconscious uossofesch other. General Stanley enters the nave, with dressing-gown and candlc.thinkiiiglichiishenrd a noise. " He thought he heard a noise ! Ha! ha!" shout both choruses, fortissimo. "No," says the General, listening, "there is not a sound." After which darius nonsense he wanders into a sentimen? tal ditty about "trees." and "breezes," and " lovers sighing well-a-day," with an exquisite mid picturesque accompaniment in the orchestra, aud occasional help from the chorus. The absurdity of this delicious situation is heightened by the irrup? tion of the five and twenty dancers, in Jaunty caps aud whito peignoirs, who wonder why papn is wandering around tho ruins at midnight " so very incompletely dressed." .So this elaborate concerted music is carried on by groups of pei.solingen supposed to be entirely unaware of one another's presence, until the Pirates rush upon their prey. The Police are overcome without the slightest tliftlcult.t. It occurs to tho Sergeant, however, to chm ge the Pi? rates " yield in Queen Victorii'-, name!" Af that appalling invocation, every cutlass is sheathed, he cause with all their faults thc Pirates love their Queon. Tho Police get up from the ground, take the victors into custody, and weep with emotion. There is some serious aud heroic music in thia scene, including nu imitation of ' Hr is an English* man.' The denouement of the opera is jnow brought about by the disclosure through Kn tb that the Pi? rates are not ordinary ruffians: They are no members of a coiiieon *lv"- mar, They aro all Noblemen who bav( <,im* Wronir! Whereat the Police knee! ti t iii ir prisoners: " Because, with all their faults, we love our House of Peers." "What, ail noblemen t" nsks tho General. "Yea, all noblemen," replies tbe Chief. "What, all noblemen!" "Well, nearly all." And here tho who], dr i iiatta persona? raise three ehesra " for tbe aoMaaaae who have grote wronajl " We must aivo tho aaaaiiiaton in the wonts of General Stanley : " I pray you narden me, ex-t'irste KitiR: Peers will be peers, and youth will have |<? thug-, Resume your seat* at.il legislative dulles. And take my daughter*, allot whom arr heattiie*." . At this late hour it is iapoaaible to do justice to th ? musical beauties which we have pissed over in this outline ot the story?to Mabel'* fascinating waltz, for iustance; neither can wo do more than allude briefly to the merits of Hie principal performers. Miss Kosuvellaas Mabel vhs certainly a pretty object to look upon; she sa ia credrtnbly; she neted with zealand good sense. Miss Barnett as staffa, Mr. Ilrocolini ns the Chief, and Mr. Furneaux Cook ns the Pirate Lieutenant were invaluable; lind Mr. Ryley's General Stanley ia,destined to be famous. Miss Harnett. Mr. Kyley, Mr. Cook and Mr. llroco liui are to be specially coninieniied for the clearness of their utterance. Mr. Talbot would perhaps b a ve douc better th mts with frederic it he bad taken tbe trouble to learn his part, ll" has n vcr siou of the text considerably different from Mr. Gilbert'-, and such as it is, he stumbles over it in a must disquieting way. Wc shall suspend criticism upon bis performance until ho knows his lines. The smaller parts were well Ulled by Misses Kond mid Ilrandram and Mr. Clifton, uml tho chorus deserves ihs heartiest praise for good singing and spirited action. Tbe girls especially were smart uud full of fun. ?_ M1DNWAT WEATUKB REPORT. GOVERNMENT INDICATIONS. Washinuton. Jan. 1,1HH0. For the Middle States anil New-Knglnnd, faliliik followed by riatnv liaiotnt-trr. miter northwest Becking to warmer southwest winds, iltur or partly cloudy weather. TRIBUNE lioCAIi OIHFUVATIONS. Tbr*t**T*m SB***) Sh* |*aa***U al vanautu* I* lin citrbv Incbt*. TB* rwrvfadlmUrHum??!??? dlvlaleai of Ilma Sir tlir .? uo.ir, B*****BB* u ktaMBt Th* lrr*eail?f whlta Una rrprrwit, thr nt, illatl'iu* av tin marfury during tha** lion,,. Vii* amara "' do'trd Um r<-|iTf,tut* tua ?*ii*'i?a. I* t>ir[.mi.i", ** l?li ?:-.l .... tile tl.- rsmiiialrr al llad **t'* f hanuacr. (ls Uro*d*>a>. TbibuskOl'*iCfc. Jan. 1,1a m.?The "laromoter fel veryj-apldly yesterday uf'.eriioan, hut ii-tnaliu-d almost stationary dui lui; f he ev Halag, ('cur weather was fol? lowed early la second quarter hycloudy weather and snow; in the afternoon rain .'ell. The temperature ramffil between 10? and SI1, the average 125%?) being 8**^ lower than on Tuesday. Cooler and partly cloudy or clear weather, may bc ex? pected lu this eily und vicinity to-iiav. TBE A DJ VTA NT-G r. NE lt A L'S APPOINTERS. Albany. N. Y., Dec. 31.?Oeneml Frederick Townsend, AdJutnnt-Oener.il, has nude thc following appoint monta for bis oOlca-: Attlttant Adjutant-General?John M. Mrl'.wari. Acting Assistant Adjutant Ovntral?Ft. o.ovic)i% Phi* terer aud John H. atuuehouse. CAir/Ckiaf-Edwurd B. T mhroerk.' Clerks? H. P. Stackpole and llui;li ll. McLean. Messenger?Christian Holmrr. Cfrrs-f engaged in etpying Muster-out /toffs?John C. Van Allan, John J. Ha?tB> ty, tiroriro I). Hiultb, Ucorec T. Allen, Jobn K. Cutler and Uny E. Baker. Keeper of the Bureau of Military *la?*?tic?--nurrlson Clark. . Janitor-]. V. tt Pultnac. So Mien to ms chv.uit.?Uncle (bringing his young nephew home fur Ibo holiday*)?-" Oiad to sea you hame aaalo. luck-. Hope yon have aprn t les* thi*u*lf." Dick?" Oh yes, Uucle. I've gonn ' tick'for avery tulagi "-(Punch. *> ww ts nf [TboT riMini w.-ik on the itrmnul lloor, und th a do.ir oiienei holt or ku.ili I Of even the wooden latch that is oinuinu in tba country, but was pulled to by a bit ot leather Bailed upon it. No better proof could be siren ot the hon? esty of these mount ii in people than the fact that they navet lock their doois, and really have no pro? vision for locking iheiii. We were In the saddle early next owning, nnd leaving the valley ascended to tho top ol Ihe "Ta? ble" and rmle for miles through ti beautiful traci of forest,covered wi tb dry wild Kruss uud timbered with while mik. lt seemed strange tiiat so much moil lund .- lu'iilil remain wild in the heart of a Brute older than Ohio. The soil is worth eultivatiiiK.it' not ot the licst quality. Far worse lands ni the North with manuring yield a good profit to the funner, anti that, tots, iu a rigatoni climate. Beau? tiful stroauM of clearwater traverse the plateau, and their sloping banka Bronld make exit limit spoin lui vineyards uml ore bania. Our IlilOllday halt was al ^ lot; house bv the loads Kitti?tuc linnie nt one nf tho enmity ofBctala, He owned three ol tour Indus, I wau told, mid yet Ins house was wit'.out Windows, tho wind came in tluongh n bundled cracks, lhere waa no moir stovt>, and not it newspaper wa* ta be seen, or a. book save a lot* law-books uml pub? lic documents. I went into the kitchen, which was flinn bed-room and iliuitig-inom. to see how dinner was prepared without u stove. A dough of corn mea! and water eras moulded tate two large cukes and placed iu au iron skillet which flood on tho coals in the huge fireplace. Au in* cover was placed ou the skillet aud coals heaped-ut) top of lt. Ibis was tho oven. Ju a big fryltig-iiau chunks of fresh pork simmered, and wneu they were doneadozeu mn? were broken into the fat, and emptied, tat and all, into a dish. The cofte?v)asf sputtered lu one corner nf the fireplace. No augur was served v, iib the coffee, and there were no tea? spoons on the table. None wera needed., however, as there was no occasion tor stirring the coffee in tbe THE CraBEEIAND PUTEAOI A FINE TCBia* QPXH TO BrTTTLEJU. A JOURNEY- OIT fiOK88JBa.C8X TsUtOtJM A ?KTtr*t. ksq.uk wiU)ajt5tJB?thu wamn okchaxd and vinkts.hu or m booth?uaw jmTATona and chi ld it ks rHairn-Homi or a ?'sraxvro DO" MOCffTAlXaTSBr-A ?ACTBTr*ODa FEAST? ONE OF Tin rfATITB LaW-MAsOnS. * (moa astafP co?RE?TsoNDawr<>? rna tbibhbb.1 Loudon, Tenn., Dec. 20.?The Cincinnati South? ern Railway, after emerging from the gorge of Emory River, runs close to the base of a steep, high mountain ridge nearly all the way to Chattanooga. This is Walden's Ridge and it ls rich in Iron and coal. Beyond its crest begins tbe great Cumber? land Plateau, which extends diagonally across tbe State and has an average width of about twenty miles. The surface of the'plateau is broken by cations and deep valleys worn by the streams which flow into the Tennessean River on one Bide and the Elk on the other. Much of the land is level or slightly rolling, and lies in very nice shape for cultivation. The timber consists mainly of a sparse growth of white osks, with some hickory and chostnut, and a little black walnut. There is so little underbrush and tbe tree trunks stand so far apart that the country bas a park-liko appearance, which is heightened, in Sum? mer by an abundant growth of wild gross. Tbe whole region is practically a wilderness. Here and there, often at intervals of many miles, is found the cabin aud corn patch of a mountaineer, but nowhere is seen a continuous stretch of cleared ground. Tho fact that this great body of wild land is now brought within twelve hours of Cincinnati, and that largo tracts admirably adapted to fruit-growing nnd to raising cattle and sheep arc in- the market at prices ranging from SI to $2 an acre, makes tbe plateau, ns I have said in former letters, an inter? esting lield for observatiou with a view to Northern settlement. Desiring to see both tho eastern and western sides, I determined to make Rockwood a point of departure for one excursion and then go around bv Chattanooga to Tracy City to sec the western slope. Making one of a party of three horsemen led by a tal' Tennessee colonel, whose rosy face and white beard gleamed like nu oritlamuie iu front of the cavalcade, I left Rockwood Monday morning. We first rode two hours down tho valley and then turned up tue ennui of White's Creek to climb np to the plateau. Tho creek is in reality a very beautiful and very angry little river, so deep and sw itt that the drivers of a drove of Ken? tucky mules going to Georgia, met at tho entrance to the gorge, i ily persuaded their stubborn charges to swim the .stream by a lavish expenditure of oaths and blows. Tho water is of a beautiful light blue color v, here tho rocks cease dashing it into foam. The i'ill's rise to an immense height on both sides, anti iu sonic places their summits ure binken with picturesque fem*! resembling ruined fortresses and eastlea. Nowhere east of the Rocky Mouutaius have I seen so grauil u cation. If tho render wants ? loreign comparison, I would liken it to the (Jorge of Condo, through winch the Simplon road conies tlov.ii from thu Alps to thu plains of Lom? bardy. Our Mad did not resemble the Simploii in the bast, though. Sometimes it ran over bate, lirokcn rocks, und sometimes followed the bed of a mountain brook. It wai bad enough for a horse and rider, Bud bow wagons could traverse it I could hardly understand; but timi they could we had ocular evidence hi a team battling a load of ki.ints to some country store on the plateau. /.limit noon, when almost up tn tho top of thc " Table," we found the road hanni by a gate. Near by was the house nf a mountaineer, who hud clearefl a few acres of land and thrown a gate across the way t?i extort toll from travellers, like u robber baron in tho Middle Ages. His charge nits 50 cents for wagons and IO for horsemen, and the ex? cuse for it was a claim tliut be kept len miles of the road in order. As we were not likely to rcaeli another houso for two or t hree bOOTB, wa dismounted and asked for dinner. You cati always get a meal at the house of a mountaineer. The women will conk whatever they have in the bouse, and charge23 cents whether the repast is meagre or luxurious. If you stay over night there is no charge for lodging. Our entertainer pajated for a man of means in tIn* vicinity, llcsides his farm and Ins inad he owned a small mill. Hts log boase showell no signs of wealth, however, save in ita si/.e. I'mir .lanes tu the one window in tho sitting-room were broken, and tbe only furniture besides a bed wa* an unpainted table, four splint-button,ed chair* und an oltl bair trunk. In the hig t'ire-placo of the adjoining room bis wife soon looked au excellent dinner of stewed venison, fried chunks of neat-fed pork, potatoes, hoe-cake ami coffee, A glass of tweet milk Halalled the nie.il. The road, after reaching the summit, led through oak openings, and occasionally dipped down into tin-ravine of a stream or ran around a promontory that commanded a wide view of billow/, forest clothed country. Toward night we came out nf the Woods ami down from the heights into Crassy Cove ?a little gem of a valley, depressed about 400 feet below the level of the plateau. It lt live miles long from one to three wilie, ami is inhabited by about seventy families. Tbe strenmsof tbe Cove join to form a large creek, which runs against the sheer face of tim mount.tin, and tin-re disappears in B gave, to emerge seven lui!"i distant and make the bead wa lera of the Kequatcbie River, We wen in seurcb of the house of a Northern man, named Strat? ton, who came to the Cove ten years ngo from Bala* ilium a, N. Y. About dusk, while liding in advance of the party, I descried a while bouse und a capacious barn, and knew at once we had reached our deal i nat too. The natives do not paint their houses outside or lu, and they seldom build anything that would be called in thc North a barn. Tho Northern Cookery ot our kind hostess tasted delicious after n week's experience of Siutlieru fare. Mr. .Strutton pro? duced the last number of Tim Wkfkly Titi ut nt, nud sjHike of a visit tho late ff. C. Meeker hail made him shortly uflor the war, while travelling in the South as a correspondent of the paper. The plateau lands, he. said, were rather thin for corn, lind ns the natives cared for no other crop, they had been neglected. They responded to manure rciuurkahly well, mid produced fair crops of oats and rye, and a moderate yield of wheat. Potatoes gave au abun? dant yield. Crape*, apples and, iu fact, nil sorts nf fruit, tlourishcd. He believed that in tho tuturi plateauarould lie the orchard mid vineyard nfl fsjA0tLr9kSeJ/'> the climate, it wos.^ lieyoud oil question the best iu the Ujubb*. States. Tho Summer temperature was rarely above 80?, and the thermometer in Winter seldom went below 'JO . Tbe henll lifulne-s of theCtliulierhiiid table-laild was proverbial all f brough tho South. Tho house ol our host ititi not afford sleeping accommodations for the party, so we were biilaf/M u|k>ii h neighbor. My VmS_rs rora, were growing np In good health is - apfeeraeaa, In spite of the coane, freney food aud the draught* nf the rbeumatte old bouse. "Ii ls all owing te tbe mountain air," sall oar guide, the tall colonel, aa we rode away, M People bare large families, aad raise 'era, toot children never die. and nothing bnt old aga Anlabee the frown folks, unless they get killed by accident" The number ef children these mountaineers bring Into tbe world is really surprising. Every cabin ?wanna with dirty, ragged Ttrohloa I aakonaman the other day what the roil on the mountain waa good for. '"Taint of muoh account for corn," ha said, " but it's powerful for Irish potatoes and chil? dren." He should have mentioned applet, toa I never ssw such mighty apple trees aa grow ou Some of the old clearings upon the plateau. They are of enormous girth and height, and if they received any attention from their shiftless owners would produce great quantities of fine fruit. As it is, tbey go on Dearing year after .rear, and iu some places have sur? vived tue log but they ouce shaded, and stand amid tbe scrub oaks and young pines as reminders of some settler who has gone to Texas or was driven ont by the guerrillas in war-time aud never came back. Below Rockwood, In the neighborhood of Rhea 8prings, a number of Northern families have settled on the brow of Walden's Ridge, and are raising grapes, apples , nd other fruits. I shall not have time to visit them asl should like to do. but I am told they are doing well. They bought small lots of twenty or thirty acres each, paying $4 per acre. The opening nf the railroad to Cincinnati, which passes within sijflit of their mountain perch, will in? crease their prosperity by giving them a Northern market for their early fruits. I believe that nny one who goes iuto fruit culture on tbe cheap lauds near this railroad, and hus means and patience enough to wait upon the growth of bis vines and trees, will secure a remunerative business and an easy life in a charming and health? ful climate, iu tbe midst of fine scenery?every thing required for a happy conntry life, in short, except society. That must be gained gradually by the in? flux of Northern settlers. The Nerf beru farmer wyt rind no congenial associates among the lazy, shift? less, ignorant natives who people these mountains. Their ways of liv.og will amuse him at tirst and then disgust him; and thenatives will take a dislike to him because of bia thrift and the comforts and decencies of life with vthich be surrounds himself. My journey to-day was from Koekwood, up the Tennessee Valley, to Loudon, A railway, used chiefly for transporting pig iron, runs from tho furnaces at Koekwood to a landing on the river. It is ;i passenger und mail route, hut no sort of it car is thu for tho comfort of travellers. They are obliged to stoat! on the coal in the tender during the trip of live miles. At tho river I em? barken on an old. wheezy, ramshackle steamboat? the dirtiest craft I ever saw in all mv travelling ou Southern watcrr. The rotten tloor of tte cabin deck could easily have been broken liv a vigorous stamp of the foot, and the crazy structure of the upper works threatened to fall to pieces af every jar of the machinery. The full, tninldv current of the river rmi ny nu unbroken stretch of cotn-tlehls. dotted at lang intervals by a log cabin. In all the seven hours'journey, save in the town of Kingston, I did not sec a dozen houses that were not primitive log huts ; and yet the 'tennessee Valley was settled before that of tba Ohio. Tue men who posses* the fertile lunns live just SS their grandfathers did? content with their log cahins und their rude fare of hog and hoe-cake. 'Hie river was alive with rafts of white-wood logs ob t heir way from the mountain* np the Clinch ami Powell Riven to a market in Chat? tanooga. The rnftsmeii shouted and danced aa the steamboat paserd. Among Ott! passengers waa a slouchy vouug man, wearing a dirty, collarleaa shirt, a ragged overcoat and nu old, greasy felt hut. If a clothing, fine nnd unkempt bair marked him as one of the poor mountain, whites, but I learned iu talking with bim that In-was it member of the Legislature on bis wav to attend tho .session ut Nashville.Ile proved IO be more intellt rp'itt than bis looks indicated, aud my opinion of lim improved a hundred per cent when ne said he wus iii favor of paying the state tb ld, and waa con? fident the people nauld uni ronarnt to repudiation after the qucatioashad been agitated a year longer. ____________ K' v# *? TIIE ARIZONA INDIAN SCANDAL. CKM'.I.'AI. FISK'S Itri'l.Y TO ISM'I I'rOU HAMMOND? 1'niMKii uuttMKXia on ruts i.vai'Kcnuu'a ad MISMw.NS. A Washington dispatch published iu Tm; Titim wk yesterday morning, contained a denial by indian In? spector Hammond af statements recently made in regard ta tho Indian scandal iu Arizona. General Fisk g.iva toa Tam i* sk importer yesterday bia ana swer to some of tin' uvi-t melita of Inspictor Ham? mond. "It seemed strange," he sail, "that Tommi.-. stoner Ilityt'n response to thc Arizona cbargee was chiefly a defence of Inspector Hammond ; and now comes the latter with a defence of Commissioner Havt. Iiiipeitor Hammond docs tint even thunk t.'niiiiiiiMioinr 1 lavt for defending him; hut on tbe contrary siys that If the matter come* before Ihe Hoard of Indian f*i*n*mia*iuiuiiB, Mfjonarnl Fisk suggested that it would.' be will admit every word of thu 'atory,'so far aa it relate* to lum, to be true, and that ' tbere is nothing crooked in it.' It appears theo, that as between my charges and Inspector Hammond's admissions:, there is uni the slightest variation. Iho only question is n* tu whether Inspector Hammond's mctbodaof adminiatration of Indian aflntraaf the Man Carlos Indian Kc-n-rvattou in Arizona were crooked or Straight. My 'story' about InsiM'ctor Hammond, which he admits to he tine, wus this: ?? lnspettoi Hammond waa-cut toArisona to in ?|svt the Sun Carlos Agility, and specially to rn i|itire into arnotts charges that had lid ii made against Henry I*.Hart, the agent. I'pon arriving in Arizona, l,e proceeded to take sundry affidavits, allowing (Iiir Agent Hart hail sold the BgCUCysup? pl Ita* and pocketed tho proceeds, and thal be bad, with agency supplies, curried on In.* ovvn pri? vate mining operations. Inspector Hammond (tated Mutt I he evidence against Agent Hail amt Ins clerk was sulliiieni tn consign them to the peni? tentiary. Alioiil the time lightning was to strike uml annihilate Agent Hutt In? spector Hammond reused the investigation uml tinned his attention to certain mines near iberian Carlos Keserviifioii. Tho exact boundaries of the reservation became a matter of dawuasion. Miners were advised by the Inspector that their mines were ou the Indian lauds, and they bad better sell ut any puce tnev could obtain. Agent Hart owned one of these mines. Inspector Hammond abandoned all investigation of alleged frauds on the part of Agent Hurt, mid proceeded direct Io Washington with authority to sell Agent Hurl's intue. luapeetor Hammond returned to Arizona, md to Investigate uml prosecute Agent Hurt, but to pure haas from Agent Hurl the said mine for Mr. Uliarlea D. Dcabler, thc i-onndential mao of Com? missioner ll.avt. Mr. Kdward Knapp, of Commis? sioner Hoyt's family, went to Arizona to make pay? ment for the mme with clucks on Mr. Ilogeneamp* a business associate of Commissioner Hayt. Inspector Hammond gave tu Agent Hart ii letter ".tating that there was no truth in the charges Mint bad been made against hil). Agent Hart read the letter to Major Chaffe, who smi eeiled to tba iniimigeuienf of tho Sun Carlos Agency, Inspector Hammond professed to have authority from th" Indian Bureau to ho run the linen of the reservation as to m. Iiide tin. mines .,. leave them ott. " Inspector Hammond admits," said General Pink, mitiim.ition. " that my story is ti lie. ni far aa relines to Ins connection with it, nnd i there is iniLlaintf crooked in it. Hatti nisoctatee mi th" jattaVd ot Inman ( <j*uiMis.-,ia*JaW i rs ami m vail! are not in harmony vs uh Hammond's Views that 'there is nothing crooked in if,'mid will be prepared with the documents to discus** the mining interests of Messrs. Hayt, Ham? mond mid Hail at our approaching meeting, lt will be ohseivi d tnat Commissioner Hayt. iu bis vfiit'inent ot lleeembiT Tl, which appeared in Tm: I iain sk of the 24th, hut<l: ' 1 arni Inspector Ham? mond to Investigate tbat (San Carlos) agency, lie fr.ilii<l evidence ol serious irregularities anil initi? al ad ice.' Inspector Hammond subaequentlv gave lo Agi nt Halt a verdict ot not gullly, and Iuspce or Hammond's conduct is defended hy Commie .loner Hayt.'' TBE lilt El'lTOS Ol' MR. l'ARNlLI.. inrtAxonsiKNTs win mrktixo nra o.v tim: stkamru ? nil' M'VUtV MKKTINO, A large number of gcutlemen visited the le.iihillariers OT JIlC l'.nlleli IJ.ptlutl C'olll nitlee in tba Astor lianas yesterday, nnd c\ in-K.-eil great ilfcappelnttni'Bl that bo Btw* Bail i t lieen received of Hie Vc-sel liv vvlile'j Mr. I'itriiell roold arrive. Al .-. nctftlasnf Hie Ri.illveCttnualtlee ii thc evening it wm deemed, to keep np a watoh aur? as >'?'' night, hut If the vessel caine in niter unset jaaterdai aad beflare aimil.-" tin* miu-nmg, thc ? mpuiltu e shcuhl ^0 (lott ii tn tin- it ? m.. rat aa early an lour lo-.lay aa po-.iii:.'. 'Ihe tu. lil Ixl n of the lin; th.n ( i.iiiiiiltUe will po on tiie revenue utter "lui tile gt lo ral ci.mai itt se arni lil. lula ni tho steamer I.ama Marin. Tao arrauaic in-lit* for Hie m.ulliis' nu hiinilay rvcnliitf, at itudlaoti Mi|imre\(<aiili-n, .-.in noa- completed. r*evurul null auhsurlpl Hum tli-re received (piling the du v, uud he com in lt tc hits nu itouht no-* of helng stile to rnlse imple lund* to p iy tue tv mile ex|NUiae* of Ihe. reception, o a* to Iravt ihe net rcoeipt* ot the Hnmiiiy evening DCCllug to tie devoted to tao Utstroas In Ind..ml. SffJ .'.. THE YEAR AT TUE MORGUE. Keener A. M. White of the Morgue reports hat un ring the yvar 108 Dodie* wera taken to the Murgu? ri.tn tbe streets ss* Aroa tbe rivers. Of Ibis number ixi> .'."ir r<Mii?io*4jn?r*<y>sTil*?xli 4,014 foodie* were aki.-u to the doail-Uotttta flaring sae sauna tltuc.i + ADYKrTTURjK Aril) OMB*PJ^ATTOir#. attM ST*TvaTJfS, COUSIN Ott Ttttt AttSOUCUM AtUfBJtSB* TO VB*KC*, ARO A, Mam-8ttttTA?r aVBatURD WITB DIFTICTJLTT P*0*f TUB MAO BBA?AV A8VRAT * sf 0?0 SALT aMtrtMLBM ARO BBDOCEM --?o*ufa*ub xoTasfs ormiog of roaaiaa ?ts> Natttttt* rnOBf AR OCCAJ8I05 Vt, CO BB MPObTWRT 08 Ttttt TnirUTBB. 1 Jajtfa, Deo. 3.?General Noyea and party arrired this morning from Jerusalem, and go on to Cairo to? morrow. .Rumors of the narrow escape from death of-accce of the party had reached ns, and I weat promptly to make Inquiries. The General said i " Tbe ladles- ara resting from their fatigue, and Mrs. Noyea especially ia worn ont from the excite? ment and care consequent upon tbe dangerous Ill? ness of tbe maid, which waa canned by ber swallow? ing a great quantity of the acrid water of the Dead 8ea.w " How did it happen. General P " Why, we had, on the whole, a very pleasant jonrneyj the weather waa magnificent; and on roaching the Dead Sea Miss Stevena, my cousin, and tbe maid took a bath in it. My son had been In, and found how buoyant tbe water *vs, tha8*he could not aink, and no danger >6? antici? pated. The maid went in som d' .ance. and. somehow or other, loat her footing and fell, and her bead went under and her feet went up. She struggled desperately and was terribly fright? ened, swallowing quantities of water. Miaa Stevens bravely wont to her assistance. Sbe succeeded iu turning her over, end seized herby tbe shoulder, for you cannot sink in tbe dense water, but was clutched by the maid and pulled over She then screamed for help, and our dragoman and a muleteer at once went to their assistance and brought them out. Mus Stevena waa not alarmed and swal? lowed no water, bnt tho poor maid did, and the re? sult has been tbat both her lungs are inflamed and she ia dangerously ill. We were detained in Jerusa? lem on her account. However, we shall take her with us to Cairo, which tho doctor says ia the beat pince fortier. Fortunate!v we had a sedan-chair with us, iu which we carried her to Jerusalem. "This incident apart, our journey was a continued source of delight to me. My son, a youth of four? teen, who has never been accustomed to ridiiirr, en? joyed the novelty exceedingly. His horse was a fine animal, and he soon got to understand his manage? ment, and run races with the Arabs; in fact, had a good time. " On starting from Jerusalem we had with us the three principal Sheikhs of the Jordan district and au escort, who excited themselves to please us. They run their hornes, burled spears, tired guns; andnever iu my life had I se. n anything to equal their agility in managing their steeds. Down at Jericho. Bedou? ins, men and women, came and exhibited their ?word-dances, and gave war-cries: in fact-we were intensely amused and delighted. On returniug from the Deni Sea, we fell in with a long string of twenty or more mules laden with salt. V> hen ques? tioned by our escort, tbe drivers said thoy had oar ley, but on examination it proved to be salt they wera smuggling. Our Sheikhs, finding few menin charge of it, drove the animals before us. intending to seize it. Upon this, one of th" salt smugglers rau to a neighboring bill and shouted ; in a few minutes about a hundred men were seen running up from plates of concealment, and finding our party too strong to attack, ran on before us to the bmw of a bill which overhung the road, uud began to hurl stones down ut our escort, trod the younger Sheikh was struck three tunes, ami by dint of shouting and stone-throwing they managed at lust to get tbe mules away. The Hight of tho fray revived old times, and I wus for tiring upon them, but our dragoman wouldn't allow it; the responsibility was too much for bim. Down at thc fonts of the Jordan I saw a great number of fine camels, some of them hugo fellows never yet accustomed to burdens. They were tbe largest 1 bad ever seen, and looked more like ele? phants tban.caniela." What is your opinion, General, of tho talk of Turkish reforms ; von have beon uow several week* in the country, lum must haveattaiuedsome knowl? edge of Hie state of affairs t" '? 1 haven't a particle of faith in ' reforms'; under the present Government they are an impossibility, and I spake very frankly to nil Pachas and officials whom 1 met, felling them that it was hopeless to expt-ct tba conntry to flourish under a system of lniles ami robbery, nnd that ihe only way to ad? vance waa to put an end to it at once and encourage agriculture and commerce. As matters now nre, they could not expect the people to seek improve? ments when tliev can't tie sure of anything they iniike or own, and ut any time may lose their liarn earued money by exactions, and also be robbed with impanity by thieve* mid vagabonds who thrive un? der the administration. In every instance th* Pachas admitted the truth of my observation*, ami said they were willing to d> their best, but they had bad subordinates?' tbey themselves were hori ?ssf, others butt,'eic. Tho only remedy, in my can? did opinion, is to take the management of the coun? try entirely ont of their hands and place it under other rulers, who will sectbat justice is carried out; else all talk ot ic form* :s a sheer absurdity." Qeaeral .Noyes has recently come from Constanti? nople, has visited Damascus aud Beirut aud Jerusa lettr?haa seen, in fact, what Slr Henry I.avant bas acm and the foregoing is his deliberate judgment. MR. BEECHER ASH THE BIBLE SOCIETY. Mr. WtetkAf, in TktChriiUan Unionof lite. 81. From the boughs of The Christian Intelli? gencer ste pluck this sweet fruit of the spirit: " i Lc petr* in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, are soon to h.- let, and therefore Mr. Bircher last Friday evet Iii:; imluluP'l in a perfectly senseless attack upon the Anuri ctn Hillie Society aud secured a large auiouut of adver? tising for nothing." At the mm.ml Bnatoeaa mcctlug of Plymouth Church mut lou was ina.le that the Hst of monthly ollectlntis be revised. ? * * lu regard to tiie Hilde rt .cn t), the pastor a tai ed that he had ric ie*? reatret la eeusesttence of the action af the I'..cir.I of Managers, who hud made a careful revision of lae Baalish tent, eliminating thousands of small erroi* wini ii I..cl giiklu.illy en-lit I ito the edition*, and loni published it for seven years ns their standard edition : tull about tue year 1898, uniter intimidation, bad kouo hack to the unpurged text, ar J mail.- tt, wita all Its errors, their standard edition. ? ? ? As cally na 1847 Dr. Brigham, secretsry of the American Hitilo Society, proposed to the Hoard of Manurers u revision of the English text of the standard Hilde Issued by the society. * * * Tiie revision wu* coiimlctail m 1850: ft wa* adopted in the Hoard of Managers and printed in thres forms, and for seveu years lt was issued and distributed hy the Ainei ic an Hilde Bocarty as Us standard edition. Aii.au this lime Mn-American (Baptist) Bible Uulon waa formed for the purpose of securing a ut;c.- transla? tion of the ?iinin Blhle. This gave risc to much aud excited discussion not only among Baptist churches hut among the friends of the American Bible Society. ? ? ? So vehement was the assault made upon tbe Bonni for having published a revised aud coi reefed edit loo that too Board were Intimidated, overborne, and, after bot iltscusi-loii, lt was finally resolved (1857) lo a Wan.inn the revised Bible and vu hack to tbe notoriously corrupted text formerly used I The whole Committee on Versions, with the exception of Ur. .Spring, resigned iii dis? gust. ' * * All these typographical error*, spelling, punctuation, evil gi nuimar, head-iiiiea, omissions, lu so far as they existed In the American stuuduM edition, wero deliber? ately readopted, ami sent forth agiiin to the people. Wini t lr tiey do not change the essential sensel Shall the Kmafs sou he sent abroad out at the elbows, with parch?* on thc knees, mut with tattersall over, on thc jilt -a that Ida clothes do uot affect bis bodily health f * ? * w f* Bg Jessee's translators, iu the contents at tbe head ?BV. a M ices: and luuulng puiro title?, imported tbe New nVaaV.tiiieiir uyswthe Old. In none ot the Messianic PaaaUiSUBiaJHHkli'ri is Cloister the Church meiillone tiy liaare nlSjaB^BB.hih and I mi. Tue n vised odin restored tn* Vjr8ttttj|(c>isl.ili for Christ and Zion for t Church. But In the Utiiiurgcd edition upon wine Society ha* fallen thavM aVaStiiod is ajiin adopted. . lu Bulli m., 15. what right luis Ute Bible rtociety, con? trary to toe original Hebrew aad lo Klug James's vii slim of Kill, to iniike the Bible tay thal ltutn vreot into the city, wi en in fact lt wu* Boas I * * * In 1 Jon a. il., '_'.i. there ls a still more flagruui case. At the tune when our veislon was made tho second chi jae ot the terse vms regarded us doubtful, ami was printed IB Italics. Atienvurd new and earlier manus ripes wm found, und d lac Inset! the fact that tho words were genu? ine uud us um lieuilc. as any part of Scripture. Ae t-ni-diugly tim Committee of Hevislun restored tbe second clause, tah ng it out of Italics, and putting it into lin niall type. ? ? ? But BISrvellens HI thc tdafcim nt of The Intelligenocr that "ibo diuretic* represent' d iu the Society concluded that the Hine had not ooma te make Mlterailons ni the text," etc. Tabla mailor wsi never brought befoie the churches.. It wu never moated ny them. If there I* iud recorded .? moa of the chun hes, where ls it I No. lt was tue (ear that churches or the Od School Prece v lartanparfv inhrht bc alienated that took the Society nark 'ooo Egypt. Tiu-ro wus iiooccintlnu for The tnleUl fttuer tn close lt* ill*liigciiili>u* article hy lt* fling nt ibo tucii who in ulo the Bible Society's Kovtsloii. Thora weiO no rlpi i- sclml ir ? then llvlug tun i the men stigmatized ea iiei liing the integrity of thc Bible bj tbetr " wb;ni?." Tho men who iii uiauded, who made, accepted.publtsued und circulated for seven vein* the revised Blue were the Whole Board or Managers ol llio Bible Society lind thc Cuiiiiniiineof Uevislou, viz., Professor Tur'neirUr. Ktl warJ fcejlnaoii, Dr. Veniiilvc, Kev. Br. Richard S. Mm i??, iBBMiin-Cniiimllten mid Collator, Buy. Lot Jolie*, Rev. Ur. M I."nil..md Kev. Ur. McLaue. And these, for? sooth, ara men " wno have no standing whatsoever as scholar* I" Wo now turn to lighter matters ; to tbe genial and sportive Dr. Ethelbert Porter. We snail suppress our b:o*acK nt tho compliments, and regard them as a mere uimus ol noltenius lbs akin where; lia lancet ls to cut '?That no man lu Aineiloa ever tuspecied him (Mr. Beechei) of being a technical scholar, or qa stifled to pronounce In ituy matter Involving exact learning." es? presso* Mr. Hi cc Ina ?* own view of tbe matter and draws him into cloner fellowship with Dr. Porter, us oue In tbs sumo condition. Let us snake bands t Lei na lierhantt ful tbat there are men who budd for u?, who work for tu. woo market, and cook and serve ap for us, aud tbat we are relieved from the drudgery of uii'cbuntnal work, and are left to enjoy the fulfll ?weutof tuaoromlse* ma da to good Israelite*: "Rnu*e* saw tar^wasaaaaTm aetnsg%aat^reet Oatt af f ?was a aayssllwsTl JaTBaeen*?. fjrewttt cssesa Sara sst early sad tweet e ?awgtawlteaatt^eiI?Ki ?tad, ena le I pew. Dr. Perter witt rusts, il tttet st ^fcCi Biy.%*ii^hiTi^.ii gv_rwJaa*feUw8ei EX-CASH IEE Lt ABS ll AMMMMISkX Nobwich, Coain-, Dee. 31.-1- H. Uti sassier of tba Vases BallBBM attttttt. tttttt bare to-day. ebaraed with ?beean? waa takjja Before Cekaaat Tamsy. Vattatt I sioBar.aad walvis g etta^mattatt? waa baal, lay tttg. aa), pearanee oe Febnaairl^-tB^^as**** of 81fVOOO, vttta* tts obutotxl. Ta*> aneat waa s8a4s Batter ard sr* frans Washington, aad waa aol, Besss>d>ftaa baalr** alura Mr. Learned la oonftdeat tbat Beean stratfatsa np all tba doubtful aoeouats it be la given time. TWO BOYS TO BE UANGEL. Massillov, Ohio, Dec. 31.?Judge'afeyel bas sentenced Gustave Oar and George Mann ta na banged Mar 7. They are bora seventeen years etd. aad were convicted of tbe murder of John wMiaaangn* et Pailsdelpbia, la August last, near Ailisnca, Ohio. LITTLE PrTTOBUBO'S HEW DI800VBBT. Bnaineea men wno bare forested go largely In Leadville mining properties are oonstantty in 1 of encouraging newe. Tbs Little Pittsburg, ta tion to rusting its stockholders a ?rnrlsttaaa pres. ont of the regular monthly dividend (So. 8) of 8100,000. also received a telegram from the superintendent at tbe mine, dated December 19, saying : " In No. 1 Weat Hew Discovery have atnie*- a body of blab irrada ore below tbe old level 1 tbere ls twelve feet of lt exposed, snd not to lae botte** yet. It promise* to extend through tbe whole mlas lying west of discovery shari. I look upon lt ac the most Im? portant find for nany mooth*." And yesterday esme tbe following telegram aa a lew* Year's greeting: * LaUDviLLE, Col., Dec. 80,1879. Bon J. Br m a rr va, PreeUentL *>. O. M. Company, \eut-Tm-k: ."iniiped 134 tens to-day. Tbe ore bodr struck ia Xe. 1, W.-at New Discovery (see my telegram ec 19th), ?tili bolds rood in quantity snd genii*/. Baan No. 5, New Discovery, 170 feet despt tttta* cemrng in, Indications very good. No. 6 Little Pittsburg 906 feet deep* lu solid Iron; expect to strike ore bed; twenty feet Collected 8*20,000 yesterday and I (Signed) H. B. Bk mea. Munerina*. Tn explanation of tbeabove dispatch lt maybel " No. 0 Little Pittsburg " means that the andu eui_ track of and very near tbe wonderful ore body diena I1* ered in tbe " Little Chief," an adjoining mine, walsh ls from 00 to 100 feet thick. ti LI PB riTCTJBANCE REPORT. The United States Life Insurance Company, In tts thirtieth annual report, printed elsewhere, pre? sents tbe summary ot Its bunine** for tbe year promptly on time. It claims to be the only local company that has succeeded In doing so annually. Among tbs notice? able features to be considered In connection with thia company'* business ls the new and very lib 'eral form of policy tt Issues. Atl the usual restrictions and conditions as to occupation, residence and cause of death are removed after the policy has been in force three years. Another new condition se? cures to tbe in-ured, wbnse premiums nave been paid for three years, continued losuranee for the full amount of tbe policy tor as long a time as tbe eutlro reserve will carry lt. During thirty years of business experience tbe cotn panv has annually added to its asset* and surplus. The statement tor the year Just ended sbowsaiarae increase tn both items. Li referring to this company's long snd successful business career, it ls worthy of re? mark tbat Done of tbe companies organised in this as*te before tho civil war, of which tbe United State* Life ls one, have retired from business, and that all of tbe companies which have failed or reinsured were organued during or (Ince the war, when the currency wss Inflated nnd values were unsettled. The company numbers among tts directors some ot our best tlcini li rs, and in presenting tts report so promptly gives evidence of able executive management. * Inopportcnk?Newsboy (to irritable old Keni ii in ni wno bas Just lon his train)?" Buy s comic paper, alt I"? [l2Jnclv^^^^__^^^^ Mee " Truth " ot December 31 for the first instalment of th* racy biography of Maren* Cicero Stanley, with portrait, lo. 11.1.Una aa incident lo bl* career lu England. ForaaleoaaU new* stand*. Trice I cent. Cancan tteaedlee Cnti cart Be sol vent, a piweriol blood tia ri fl er, 1* the only pur, 'yum areet wtech timi* it* way Into the circulating fluid aoil li,cure Uirough tba oil amt sweat ganda to tue surface ot the altin, tbu* di atroylD*- the potanoous elements with which thc-ic ve**ela have been dally charged. CaUcura, tho great skin cure, applied externally, srrests ail unnatural or ruortiM growth* which cover tbe aurface of th* diseased gland* amt tube* with soalv, iu liing and irritating humor*, speedily lt remove* them, leaving tbe pore* opes, beni ? ii. ami free from diseased particle* ot matter. Tim*, internally ami externally, do these great lemedle* aol In conjunction, performing- eurea tn*t hav* a?uiid*boa tba moil noted physicians of toe Uar. DIED. CHAVIBERI.AIN-Snddenly. In Brooklyn. Bf hts late Batt* ilenoe. 1118 1-sfayelte-ave., Ute eui uer 'i'.i. Lee ChaoiberltlB, lu the <i!M -Mr ul lu* ann. Funeral service* were held at ih* Rsv. Dr. Clark'a Chorea, Albany, on Wednesday, Dei eiuls-i du CO I'DEBT? At hi* real'lonee, Sooth Orange. H.J., on De ci ni uci -li. 1*70, Charles Coualert, lathe ttfth rear ot bia ag*. Funeral service* at Seton Ila'.l Chapel, on Friday, Janoary 8, ?t 10:30 o'clock. Train, leave Barclay snd Christopher st. ferrie* for Sooth urauee at IMuo'clock. Carriages trill be ia walting. GRIsWOLD-At th* rasla>BS* of Irater A. Robert*, MS NV isl ingt.iu ave , Brooklyn. SC. V . I)->cemb*r 28. Mfa. Phl 1 ct. Cooke, widow ol tbe lalo Judge Kin Urlawold, of Del aware, Ohio, aged SO year*. HABIT?t)nTue*d*v, December HO. Elisabeth V*., beloved wife of Albert If ant. aired ia year* and 4 mouth*. St. J.ibu, N lt.. pa|aer* please copy. IIEIMIKS?At the PreaSytcrttu Parsonage, Kingston, JJ. J., on Mondav moroni*;, December 'i'K William Woodhall, ann nf tim late William J. II iii gi -a, of SimorviUs, X. I. Font ral service* at the Parsonage uu thursday, January I, at 7o'o'ock a m. Interment at Frenchtown. N J. JOIINSTON-In this cltv. Decam?)er os. of bronchial pow monia. Thoma* Finckney, eldest son of Henry P. ami aiiaa beth K. johnston, agett ti years ll monika and 10 dava Interment at Woodlawn. LKAVITT-In thia city, on Tuesday moratng, the 30thInn., David l.eavttr. In tho s?th year of hi*ag*. Notice of Mineral hereafter. sack KTT-At Cranford. N. J . December .10. 1879, tho B?v. H. A. sacker*. aged 71 year*. Funeral from Presbyterian t 'hinch. Cranford, on Friday, tbe -.'ii i mt., at 12 m. BTU YVE8ANT-IB thia city, on December .11. Mary, wit* ot Rutherford stuyvesant, snd daughter of H. E. Pierrepant. ot Brooklyn. Funeral from St. Mark'* Church, JU ave, and StnyTesant-et, on saturday, at 10 a. m. Be lat iou* ami friend* are invite t tn attend without further notice, lt ta requo*t*d that Hollower* be*?ni. .C. Succial Notices. Ceaereas Waler, ii* super ii .ty a* a ratl .rttc and all** ti ve. cntist* ia lt.* entire freed.no from nverrntnr UiUv, acid or crude that BteSBMSS In al ..In', internal aorenew aa I temi* to destroy Hie mucous membrane. All mineral watara that are dangerous irritant* may be>known by an acid alter ta* te._ ForceasBa, i-ilils, bronchitis, .tc , use the great English remeitv. KEATINO'S COl'tiH l.OZKNGEs. Th-y liavebesa tested for over BO years, niel afford * peedy and certain reilaf. Sold by all dragglat*. Price 50 cnn. Bent by mall. _E. FUV UK KA g Co., New-York, Axenta. (iaa Fixture*. DESIGN AND FINISH EXCEPTIONABLE FINE, Vt IIOi.KHAI.K AND RETAIL. A RC UER A VA NCO A ST MTU CO., ?t., 4 68,70 A 711 WoMter-st. above Broom*-**, Broadway car* pas* tbe door_**j disputably _. *y nop*!* of th* ii nervous and poy. sastassa By mail, awsrsasn ?aha'* M natani. ?A motUca! ensay comprising ? i Museum ot Anatomy, Kee*. iu nure (leoline, allowing aa* eaalneti. itflbrdiaiB ctaa* ? * rrosiiusat ol af-JO y*ara'ax ?tamo*. Adare** KSw-York. Paatosjee N aile*.-Tho loreign malls far ta* woe* sad laaSATfiiDAV. January .?. Id70. win closest talsoffloeoa TCESDAV.al a a. m.. torFurona. by ?MinualaUermanle, via Uueenatown : on WRUNKHiMY, at 4:80 a m., for Eu ruoe. by etea mali tp Albarta, via Qnaeastowa toa THURSDAY, at 5 a m.. for Europe, by ? toa malup Cltv of UkJuaood. vim Queenstown ii orrespoudence for Uerwauy and Fraao* aanat bo -[ic lally *dilre.iaed|: and at V a. rc., for Bunine. By Stsaa atiip Herder, via Hynioutii. t'nar baa ra snd Haaaburgi ea SATURDAY, at nam., for Euron*, ay *t*aia*hlp RfuubMc.via Que.'U*town (corre*iHvndence fur U*roi*ny and booUand uuai b* spa.-lally aildri-ssedi ; ami at li a. m.. far ">f ol land Utract by Blesroabipt ircassl*. viatit* .-?, arl al 11 a m . frc jfofofm. by sti-aii.s'ilii Main. vtaHouthamptooaud Bremen. Tb* ma?I for Denmark. Swotfeo and Norway aro dispitetied br Ilia leirjr sud Bretueu stoaiosr* amy. 'ihe muli for Hatti and Colombia leave New-York December Itt Ihe malla foe Aa utawall and Soutti I'.uano Port* leav* New-YOfK Hi liaalaa* .tv Tbe malls for Newfoundland leav* Near York J au nary J. The maila I r Havaoa li ave New-York December 31 aad J mu arv S. The malla lor Hu Luria Dominica, Msrtraluue, Bar I..I.I ..-1 und Trinidad direct muvo Nsw Vera Decsmoar 31. The nun* for llcriiiii.il leave New-York January' 1- Tba maila fag Mexico, vis New.Or.ear>*, leave New.York January 1. fae usu* lor China and Japan leave san Franc uko JaSaarr IV. Hie maila for Auairalla. Ac, ina ve s*n Fraaci*oo January 18. inns u ja mes. Potnassiar. ttMt Ofllce, New-York. Pac. '/7. H7H._ I- ussril'* Ice Creavaa la tba beau Ono nu 'rt bvaek d*Uv ertil. 4uc: Slpergalloa. uwlaray aoatai. U BlDtsaVa Reaaeval.-Tbe _*Wa i*iior*toTy aad fheuHcal Company hav* removetl ie87 sad 89 vrtUlsaj-at "' J. k ttttttO tt ca., sale Aa*a*a, ? wn^ir_^_j ' -. i. aBBB sleet THE NEW FAK WEST. ? TUBER KT NI KO CXMTBBS. THE BLACK HILL8, j _ MONTANA, UTArL Mr. Z. I.. WHITE'S letter* trom tb* a*w Bttatai SUtaoia ate to-aar iar'asi in - -~ 1KIBUNK EXTRA NO, 51. x FHICB Ttttt OBatrrtta. bia?