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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
Alas. General Stanley t
ena*****. When tba eu
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
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*
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. ?_
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.
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.
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. *>
ts nf
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
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
(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
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
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.
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1'niMKii uuttMKXia on ruts i.vai'Kcnuu'a ad
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?
"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.
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
TO VB*KC*, ARO A, Mam-8ttttTA?r aVBatURD
--?o*ufa*ub xoTasfs ormiog of roaaiaa ?ts>
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
" 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. 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
Oatt af f ?was a
fjrewttt cssesa
Sara sst early sad tweet e
?tad, ena le I
pew. Dr. Perter witt rusts, il tttet st
^fcCi Biy.%*ii^hiTi^.ii
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.
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.
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,
."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.
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.
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
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.
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*.
?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**
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
Mr. Z. I.. WHITE'S letter* trom tb* a*w Bttatai SUtaoia
ate to-aar iar'asi in - -~
FHICB Ttttt OBatrrtta.

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