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Hope no, tried heart. hop* on ! Though dork thr lot, Nor one bright *pot To elisor thy lonely WOT. Let not thy courage foil thee ; When doul>U ond feor omoil the*. Hope on! There shine* o tpddiug tor shot a j look up ond And it* ry. Hope on, brave heort. hop* on! Fronds may deceive. And thou moy'et grieve And mourn affection's low ; But do not yet deapoir, love. True friend*, like pearie. ore rare, love; Hope en! And throngh the growing dorkneee. noldy bravely bear thy oroae Snow-Bound, Hj* did it happen! Wad. yon ■*•, Charley caked fur Mary or me; B'leigntng good, and neither loth. Only wished be eculd lake n* both, Po he said. And grandmother aaule-1. Nodding at me. " Ores* warmly, child." He looked at Moll As if to say: Too had; but ww Shall rid* soma day. Whila I. half promised not to go. Tat feclmg, somehow, forced, yru know, Kan lo get ready, tilithely humming. Navar dreaming of what waa coming A dear little sleigh and robes -so me*! And though the air w as cold as low, 1 didn't care on* bit. not 1. And that here* at lliarUy's seemed to fly; Wlul* tha sleigh-bells' clung a-liug clear and sweet. Kept tune to my heart's bewildered bast. With a olung-a-Ung-ehing. And <"barley singing " What would ww do. love !" Through thaw ringing. Bvarv thing waa so perfect and bngbt And tweet and warm- for a winter night— That -that in fact, though only afoightug, 1 hardly knew what Charley waa saying. Snow-bound ? Ah, that is only his jok#; There wasn't s storm, and netlung broke. And ww weren't half deed with eotd and fear. Nor buned in drift, as he'd have it appear. It's only his way of letting you know Of what bwfhU o'er law crispy snow. While ching-a-hng-whiag We slid along. And Charley forgot To end his song. And I—well. I was quiet 100. For where was the use. when Charley knew ? All in a breath the paat grew clear. And life ah,me forth, so dear, to dear! " Pnfta," indeed! and " Fuy ww wwui 1* Tou might have guessed what his '"mom bound" meant. Early Traces of Men. When quarry men uncovered alalia of Connecticut sand atone, bearing im pressions exactly like bird tracks, geol ogists reasonably inferred that, at the time the rook was forming and was as vet but wet sand, there existed gigantic birds or bird-like animals, which strode along these ancient sea shores much as beach birds do along the shores of to day. The fact that traces ef birds had never been found before in strata so ancient, uinch less the popular theorv that birds were of later creation, diil not invalidate the inference; one posi tive fact, as is well known, outvalues any amount of negative assertion, and the old theory had to pre way. When workmen, digging a canal near Stockholm, came upon a buried hearth with charcoal on it, exactly like those which uncivilised people now make and use, tlie natural inference was that some one of more than brute intelligence had lived there before the overlying earth was deposited. Had the hearth been slightly buried, sav six feet below the surface, there would have been iu ques tion of its artificial origin; it would nave been accounted the work of man as surelv as if a human skeleton had been found lying beside it. Hhould the in ference* be considered leas legitimate becauue there happened to be sixty feet of eardi above the hearth ? True, that accumulation of erratic blocks and sand and sea shells gaTe unmistakable evi dence of great geological changes since the hearth was last esed—glacial action, submergence of the land and its subse quent elevation, —all involving long periods of time; but that told not so much against the testimony of the hearth ss against the belief'that man was of more recent creation. Nov that such witnesses bare beea multiplied to an almost infinite namber, forming a continuous chain from the earliest historic times far back into the terttary period, the evidence is over whelming; the "alleged ** antiquity of man, as it is styled by those who £ave never investigated the matter, passes from the domain of hypothesis into the region of demonstrated fact. The vista of human antiquity opened up by these surprising discoveries is indeed vast, so vast that even those who have most pa tiently followed them and assisted in their development are overwhelmed with the thought of it. No wonder, then, that those to whom it comes ss s sndden revelation should flatly refuse to admit its reality. As Mr. Evans remarks in the closing paragraph of his magnificent work on the ancient stone implements, weapons and ornaments of (ireat Britain, "it is impossible not to sympathize with those who, from sheer inability to carry their vision so far back into the dim past, and from unconsciousness of the cogency of other (than the fossils described in the work above mentioned) and distinct eridence as to the remoteness •( tha or igin of the human race, are unwilling to believe in so vast an antiquity for man as must of necessity be conceded by those who . . . &ave fully and fair ly weighed the facts which modern dis coveries have unrolled before their eves." Yet while we sympathize with the natural incredulity of those who lack the basis of intelligent judgment, we need not imitate their unreasoning assurance in contradicting the deduc tions of science while refusing to exam ine either the ground of their own con victions or the evidence of the different convictions of others. The geological proofs of the antiqui ty of man, to which Mr. Evans alludes, are of threefold character : 1. The association of hnman bones with the bones of extinct animals, un der conditions which prove them to be of eqnal age. 2. The signs of hnman action on the bones of eztinct animals: the breaking of them to extract marrow, after the manner of existing savages; the shap ing and polishing of them for use and ornament; and more instructive skill, the tracing on them of the outlines of mammoths and other animals now ex tinct or driven by change of climate to distant parts of the earth. 3. The discovery of wrought stone implements, weapons and ornaments under undisturbed strata demonstrably belonging to periods reaching as far back as the pliocene period, if not far ther. Detailed descriptions of these various evidences, which are marvelous in num ber, may be found in the elatwrate works of Lyell, Lubbock, Wilson, Evans and other English scholars, as well as in numerous French and Ger man writings; or the evidences them selves may be studied in ritu, and in numerous rich collections of archseo geological specimens, by any one dis posed to do so. The purposes of this arficle admit bat the briefest mention of a few of the most ancient of these tesces of early man. First, for our own country. Perhaps the oldest skull vet discovered is we one found in the pliocene strata of Ca ble Mountain, California, Having ne companion in its almost incredible anti quity, it was natural at the time of its discovery for men to ridicule tie age accorded it, and to take refuge in the assertion that it never came from the place alleged, or if it did, it must have come there by irregular means. But when many corroborating evidences of human existence during the pliocene period are found, as they have been, in VMKT>. ICI HTZ, Ivlilt.r MIHI 1 Vopiiotor. VOL. VI. the Mtu strata under condition* which salify careful geologist thnt the strata hod not previously IWII dt*turled, the astonishing ohoroctcr of the testimony i* not sufficient ground for Hotly reject tug it. At e meeting of the Sou 1 ron eiaeo Academy of Science, in Moy U*l, Dr. Blake presented the toriely w ith o uunilmr of perforated implement* of •erj*ntiu\ winch had been lokeu frutu strati lied rock near the atmunit of the coast range, 1700 feet above the sea. They were found. enilieddod in argil laceous shales, in digging away the aide of a hill for the fonndAtiou of a house, and. oay* Dr. lllake, were "iti deutiy fvliH'Ued hv the liwild of mail or some animal capable of uoiug it* anter ior extreniitiea no a* to fashion object* to meet it* wants, and apparently p<>*- aeaaed of aurtictcut iutelugvnoe to use line* or uets for catching Hah; as it would seem that these instruments muat have been used as sinkers." Dr. Blake pronouueea the rook m which these in teresting specimens of primitive manu facture were discovered, to Ih> of an age not laterthan the pliocene period; while Professwr Whitney, the State Geologist, is of opinion tl.at it is still more ancient Anyhow, man appear* to have antedated the* upheaaval of the coast range and the attendant geological chauges; a remote ness iu time wluclt makes the fossil skeleton found at Natchex and New Or leans, and the human fragments under the Florida canals, seem comparatively modem. Yet at that distant period man had existed long enough to overspread a considerable portion *>f the earth, if not the whole ot it, since traces of such primeval meu have been found wher ever they have been diligently sought for. Scarcely a decade has passed sinee geologists began ts admit the possi bility of finding traces of men IU glacial or preglacial strata; yet already human bones or unquestionable evideuces of , human luuidiwork have been found in the deposits of those early times, in couneotiou with the remains of suppos ed prehuman animals, in England, Scandinavia, Belgium. France, dpain, Italy, Germany, India, Australia, and South America, as well as in our own Oouutrv; and the moro carefully the search baa been conducted, the farther back the history of man has been push ed into the distant past. Every inch of the ground has been fought over, the firm conviction of the early iuve-tiga tors that man could not be so old s crea ture eausiug them to receive every dis covery with downright disfavor. Such an upturning of all the reco gnised foundations of history seemed of necessity to involve some hidden error. But it did not. The facts are so numerous and intelligible that the most skeptical enquirers have been con vinced, and now not a few of them hold high rank among tlie authorities of the young science of archjrogeology. Among these is the venerable Sir Charles Lyell, whose caution is not less remarkable than his courage. After studying some of the'earlier discoveries of human fossils, he admitted their preglacial origin and thought we might expect to find the remains of man in tlie puoceuo strata. Writing after tlie diajpvery of such pliocene remains. Sir JWin Lub bock set tlie time of the first beginning of the human race as far back as the miocene, or middle tertiary period; while Alfred Wallace carries the date still further back, into the eocene period; this, however, on theoretical grounds, since the traces of men earlier than the pliocene period are few and somewhat questionable. In what is aaid to be miocene strata near Pontlevoy, France, a M. Bourgeois has found numerous wrought fiiuts in the stratum contain ing the remains of a long extinct animal allied to the rhinoceros, and beneath a bed which contains the mastodon, the dinothcrinm and tlie rhinoceros. Simi lar evidence# of man's presence and skill have been found in the miocene beds of Aurillar, with the remain* of auimals long since extinct ; and at I'ouonce, an other observer, M. I)elaunay, has dis covered a bone of a herbivorous cetacean of the miocene period, which bears the marks of cutting instruments, such as must have been made when tlie bone wae in a green condition. i>oul>tless these faint foreshadowing* of man's presence in the middle tertiary will be strengthened by future discoveries, as the first evidence of his existence in the later tertiary and quarternary period have been. The time required for all the geologi cal changes which have take place since man demonstrably entered upon the struggle for existence is simply incon ceivable. The glacial limit lately set to his history has been overpassed, and his dominion extended perhaps further be yond it than it is back of the present. " We of the present generation." says Sir John Lyell, "when called upon to make grant's of thousands of centuries in order to eTplain the events of wliat is e&lled the modern period, shrink naturally at first from making what seems lavish an expenditure of past time." Yet, however much the imagin ation mny take alarm at the immensity of such periods, the sternest reason de clares them to be necessary unless we stand ready to deny the orderly se quence of events. The same sort of evidence which proves the existence of man on earth six thousand yearn ago proves his presence here aa many thou sand centuries.— Scientific American. ANOBT Wonos.—lt is an excellent thing to have a good memory as a rule, but it is quite as good to have a poor ons sometimes. Tliere are some things it would be such a blessing to forget. Angry remarks and bitter retorts arc amongst them; bnt, alas! a thousand good words are forgotten, while the bad one is remembered for ever. It is far easier to learn an idle, senseless jingle of rhymes than a beautiful hymn or po em. Do not waste your time and atten tion over what yon would some dny give much to forget. Slanderous words are far better forgotten than remembered. One of the heat helps to forgetting ia never to speak of them, not even in a whisper. If you hear a playmate any something nnkind of another, keep it to yourself; she will forget it pretty soon, anii feel as kindly as ever towards the person. But if you tell it, what a storm you will raise ! "How the girls will take sides! and two parties will be formed, and very likely the girls' parents wiil join the quarrel, and the whole neigh borhood will be in a great uproar just because of that cross word you had so much better let die. What would yon think of a person who went along pick ing up all the old burs and thistles he could find, and then fastening them on to people? Just such nuisances are these malicious, thoughtless words. Don't pick them up, and they will do but little hurt. BAOAOITT OP THE BLlMD.— Cases like the following almost muke us exclaim, "What's the use of eyes?" The accom plishments of a sightless man are thus told Beading, Penn., owns the per son,' but leaves it for a Berks county German paper to immortalize him. He is a German, ninety years of age, keeps a tavern, (which is known as blind Hartman's,) ia expert in the handling of money, and baffles all attempts to cheat him with spurious cnrrency. He walks out alone, can point to any piece of real estate in the town, and to crown all, mends clocks and repairs musical i instruments. THE CENTRE REPORTER. A Horrible Story. A* the day of the murderer ("luek'a execution approaches, horrible Slid ghastly topics sre diseusacd in work shops, around the evening stove, iu ilie comer grocery, and in many places of public resort. Children shudder and cling chmor to their mother's knee a* the garrulous old visitor narrate* some story of a hanging, or the details of some dark crime that occurred a hen she was a girl. The solemn, the mysterious and the *ujer*titiou*, which always surround a hanging, seem to he in I lie air; and, although the topic is a dis gusting oue, it must be confessed —not to the ervdit of humanity- that a rnor bid appetite in the public craves and demand* the minutest detail of the hor rible barbarity. Oue of the many re called stories which are borne upon the very wind, the following was told to s reporter of tlie /rMfntnupofia AT ntinrl a night or two ago, and, to mid to the horrid surroundings of the story, lie was iu a eofHu shop, viewing the coffin which is to contain the last remains of the condemned Cluck. The story may be a true oue; more likely it is false, but it is gtveu as it was detailed, and it may be that some one still living may remember the circumstance and write the tale. Some year* ago there wan a well known eogiaear, whose name is not given lor gooil and sufficient reasons, nut a pas. aetiger traiu on one of the moat popular and moat travelled road* that rrnis out of ludiauapolis. At a certain place ou the road, every uight for altout a week, aa the passenger train run by tlna engi neer came thundering aloug, it w* cer tain to be thrown from the track by ob structions placed there. Several of these mishaps to the train caused loss of life, and the company was becoming considerably alarmed, and the ability of tit* engineer was being seriously ques tioned. One uight ss the unfortunate tnuu was usariug the fatal spot, the en gineer, who had been sitting grum and silent st the throttle, turned to the fire man and aaid, " If this train jumps the truck, st this place to-night, you follow me; don't stop for anything, but keep close after inc. Somebody has been throwing this train off the track, and I'm going to catch him. ' When the tram arrived at the usual place it struck a misplaced rail and was hanked. The engineer, closely followed by the fire man, jumped from the engine and ran into a corn field, and started up a man that lay concealed there. I'pou bring ing the culprit back to the wreck the euraged passengers wanted to lvnrh him, but the engiueer, a stern, cold, deter mined man, prevented them, saying he would take charge of him, and through the intercession of the conductor tlie trembling wretch wa* left in charge of the engineer. The train was righted and wus soon speeding on its way. The prisoner, who had confessed his fiend lshneas, had been seated on the engine, and the fireman placed beside bim as a guard. When the train was on a smooth piece of track, bowling along st a speed of twenty-five miles an hour, the engi neer beckoned the fireman to ataud out of the way. The fireman stepped aside and the engineer picked up a round stick of wood and struck the criminal such a blow upon tlie bead that it com pletely stunned him. He then caught the quivering form of the poor wretch, and, -opening the furnace doors, threw lus body into the hot, seething hell of fiame. The doors were shut, the train rattled along, and never, until upon lua death-bed, tlie engineer confessed the act, was it ascertained what had been the fate of the fiend who had been luthe habit of throwing the train off the track. Pulling s Tooth with s boor-Knob. Tlie rough sort of dentistry described below has occasionally l>eeu practiced as a trick, with more or less success; but we have rarely heard of a patient's choosing the door-knob method of his own accord. A rough, Western farmer came into a doctor's office to have a tooth extracted, but fliuched at sight of ment* and again and again the doctor tried in vain to get a gnpper into hia mouth. At lost, the Hoosier declared " that 'ere new-fangled thing tobs no account, and wanted to know if the doctor could tie a string ground the tooth ; " for," said he, "that's the way I used to pull 'am out, an' I guess it's better'n all jcr new-fangled fixtures." The dentist, to please him, said he would try, and producing from s drawer a fine strong piece of fish-line, after a great deal of trouble, and yells of pain from the Hoomer, it was firmly secured around the tootli. The Hoosier then proposed to fasten the string to the door-knob, whieli was accordingly done. The backwoodsman then commenced a scries of easy jerks on the line, each of which was followed by yells of pain. The doctor resumed his seat, aud smiled audibly behind his paper, occa sionally glancing toward the door, and then turning quickly again to the paper to hide behind it hia merriment. Thus matter* atocxl, until nt last the fire burned low, aiul the dentist arose to replenish it. As he threw in the wood, and stirred the red-hot coals into a blaze, a brilliant idea seemed, to strike him, for his face brightened wonder fully. Arising from the floor, he left the poker in the fire, and, seating him self, awaited the change of affairs. The backwoodsman had relapsed into despondency, for a melancholy expres sion had settled on his face. He steadily gazed downward, as if he were in deep thought. The dentist, as I have said before, re sumed his seat, but threw asido his paper, and sat looking intently into the fire, with an expression of merriment plaving on his features. Thus he sat for some time. At Inst, noiselessly rising from his chair, he drew the poker, one end of which was glowing with a r<*d heat, from the fire. He suddenly brandished it in the air, and brought it rapidly towards the Hooaier's nose. The "backwoodsman threw himaelf back with a jerk. The cord did not break nor the door-knob come out; but the tooth looaened from ita roots, and iioundcd against the door with a click like a bullet. An ExtrnTagant Suit. A costnine of amethyst velvet, fur j trimmed, having a flounce lined with bird of paradise satin, slashed St inter vals, and one corner held back by * border of ermine, which formed chev rons round tlio skirt, was lately worn. The tunic was bird of paradise moire with rovers of amethyst velvet, on which were laid bands of ermine, finished by a velvet quilting and a deciier one of rich fragiledooking point, which fell ujxin the moire. Toe ermine was thrown into purest relief bv the velvet, and blended admirably with the bird of paradise bus; forming a study of color which would have encliauted the eye of a great artist. The open bodice, with velvet revere edged by s double pleating of moire and wide lace with shoulder-knot of vel vet and treble silk cord, recalled some thing of mediaeval splendor, carried out by the chatelaine of topaz and diamonds, which fell in long links to the waist, ending in a coetly pendant of amethyst and topazes fringed with brilliants. The cost of this sumptuous bit of modern imsgination was $1,700 for the dress ex clusive of the lace, and $2,000 for the chatelaine; but these were Paris prices, not American ones, which iroold be something ruinous to think of. CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO.. PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1873. A Chat with Clergymen. Mr. H., a well-known clergyman, any* Di<> Ijewis, came to consult me al>ut his throat, ami began by telling Una atorv: "I worked on a farm till 1 was twenty two,when I was converted, and immedi ately resolved to study for the ministry. We Used oxell, and indulged iu that unearthly habit of veiling at them all day long. The netglilmra who lived full two miles away declared that they lieurd ute from tuoraiug till night. 1 reinemtier thut one old man ill the ucighlKirhood said when be heard that 1 was studying for llie ministry; " 'Well, there is one thing about that chap; lis'U make 'eiii hear anywhere in the country. When he once gets into the pulpit, if li* Veils aa loud as he does at them ealtle, they'll hear him all over heaven and all through the t'other place too.' "And now," routiuued Mr. H., *'l have been preaching aeventeeii years; and although I have had no attacks of sickness, have gradually lost uiy health and strength, till preaching one acrmuti a week completely exhausts uie. 1 don't feel like aiM-aking loud before Wednes day; and beside* this, I have lost my legs, until 1 can't walk two miles with out complete exhaustion. My ehureh has gtveu me a year's vacation, and now 1 come to ask what 1 had batter do?" First," 1 said, "I'll bell you what not to do. Don't go to the Holy"Laiid. The dirt and discomfort which you must encounter there won't help you, while the lsrk of opportunity to use your faculties, physical and mental, is every way unfavorable. This climate is an excellent one—this society is ex ceptionally good; so 1 advise you to re main here, and after visiting a week or two with friends, go back to your work and follow this regimen: "Ist. Go to bed at nine o'clock every night, and sleep half an hour in the middle of the dav. '"id. I'm ft good l>cefteak or Million chop, with stale bread and butter u<i Ithitum, for breakfast, with • cup of weak coffee. For diuuer, ftt two o'clock. Lake a large diah of oatmeal or cracked wheat. Eat no aupper. "3d. 1 lathe your akiu in the morning with cold water, and rub it hard with rough towel*. On going to be l at night rub youraelf all orcr witli hair glove*. "4th. Work Ave hour* a day out door* iu oin* regular employment, like that of fanning or that of a carpenter. Keep up vuur habit of morning study. "sth. bon'l le extra good I mean to say, don't ls aolemu and reserved, lie jolly. Have a good time. Even if you think this life a weary pilgrimage, act, for the sake of your health, a though the world were a pleaaant home and designed for happiness rather than mißcrv." Mr. 11. engaged with one of his par ishioner*. a carueuter, and bargained to begin at uiue o'clock every morning and work till two. He was to have what he could earn, which, at the end of a mouth, was thought to l>e a dollar a day. With in three month* he could frame timl>er as well as the beat of them. The only disagreeable result from this prescription is this: Since Mr. il. got well laud he declare* that he never felt so well in hia life* he ha* taken to preaching this aort of table and out-door work to hi* people, and thus, yon see, deprives me of the opportunity to re peat this prescription to others at five dollars per head. In this wav mv fam ishing children are deprived of that bread which, but for this clerical inter ference, their father would supply to them from the sweat of his brow. American clergymen should be the healthiest men iu the country. Their life health wise way easily be mad® the ideal one. Ktiline * Wife. A man named TtJdlw, in Wgiuia, ha* got kin wife in proper subjection, and means to keen her so. "Oh," say* ke, in telling about it, " there ain't many men who know kow to rale a wife properly. Xow, my old woman is oue of the best nntnred woman in the world, , but ske's got a dene® of a temper. Wlienener I see ske's got ker madness up, if it's a dozen times n day, I just quietly ssr nothing, but rather humor ker, aiid she comes around all right af- | ter a while. Even when she thrown tilings at mo or gives a wild dash at me with the broom or rolling-pin, I (just dodge a little, and she never hits me n third time before I get mv eye on her. and let her know I disapprove of sueh ! notions on her part. Perhaps I have to leave the house to show her this, but j she sees the point. Then, by being careful not to irritate her, and letting ; her have her own way, I manage to make her do as I please. And yon bet I make her understand and appreciate 1 my discipline. Oh, I keep her nnder perfect control. A man has, you know, got to lw master in his own honse, or your wife will ride you down a* if you wasn't nolxnly. My wife is a perfect angel in her natnral disposition, but any other man bnt me would spoil her." Aixiatrom' Hunts. - The Mobile RrgUter is nrging upon its readers tbo necessity of establishing a tannery for the preparation of alligator hidea on an extensive scale. It argues that alliga tor-Mkin Ixxit* were once very generally worn in the United States, and that tiiey went out of fashion through a failure on the part of the South to meet the re quirements of the trade, by enabling manufacturers to buy the material at a reasonable price. According to the Shot and Jsathrr Reporter, there is only one tannery in the country making a specialty of alligator hides. It is sit uated in Xow England, aud by all ac counts is exceedingly prosperous. Southern men ship skins t® it, but rare ly wear alligator boots, for the reason, sis the Regirtcr puts it, "tlist if we oon olnde to have a lnxnry of this kind, we must not onlv pay in full for tho leath er, but alao the cost of its transporta tion up to New England and back again to Mobile." There is certainly a good deal of force in the arguments of onr contemporary, and we shall be glad to see its suggestion carried into effect. Profitable Business, The Adams brothers, whose father set tied twelve miles west of Han Antonio, Texas, in IHo 1, coiffinenccd witn two hundred head of stock cattle. The old gentleman is long since dead, but his sons have steadily followed the business, ami now offer their entire stock for sale. They propose to deliver, at their various pens sitlun their range, aixtv-cight thousand head of cattle, all of their own mark and brand, within ninety days after signing contract, at flvo dol lars ajtcric i>er head, and to give the purchaser all there may he over, which they believe will be fully ten thousand head. This execs* they offer as an in ducement for aome one to buy their cat tle. These gentlemen sold eight thou sand head of beeves this year at twelve dollars gold per head. A young man named Gill, of Gaines, Michigan, went to bed and dreamed that a tree was falling toward him. In his frantic efforts to escape he jumped into the middle of the floor and thence through a window over two tree*tops, landing in snow nine feet from the building and thirty feet from his bed. The window was badly smashed, but he wasn't hurt at all. Something About Carpet*. In its homo comer the New York AWi gives the following hint* : First, we will give you some idea as to the cost of carpi-ting. As we do not know the ante of Uie rooms we cauuot estimate the entire value, but must ooit flue our statemeut* to the price jww yard. Ingrain etui be Imught for 81 and 81.2 ft, but a good article- one that will wear well—is valued at 81-Ai and fl.ftU per yard. Three-ply ranges iu price from 81 bd to 81. Pf yard, and is really th* most durable curjn-t oue can invest in. It is not only strong and substantial, but can lie used oil both sides, which gowd quality cau also lie attributed to the ingrain, while tapestry or Brussels c*u be worn only on the one side. In lirtiaiiel* rarjieting we find two kind* English body Brussels and ta pestry. The difference lietweeu the two is considerable, both in texture and price. The tajH-atry Brussels cornea in jut a* desirable color* and pattern* a* the other, but the thread* or loop* are not fastened on the under sole. Thi* car pet can lie distinguished by taking a piece of the earpit aud pulling one of tlie thread*, when the loops will come out iu*t like knitting or crotchet. If carefully used, one of these carpels will wear well; but rough sweeping, ami Im*.t or shoes with tacka in them, will simiu cover the fl.ior with string* of dif ferent color*. The price per yard ia from $1.50 to $1.73, varrying according to quality, color*, and newness of |iattem. The English body Brussels is higher priced and more substantial, although to the inexperienced it doe* not apuear any better, or, in truth, different from UiH-alry. it ia mora desirable llutu the otin r for tlii* reason : The loops are fastened on the under hide, and there fore cannot be pulled out, either by drawing the thread* or by pulling at the loop*. £2 to $2.A3 are the regular lirioM silked for English body Brussels, tut sometime* the newest designs sell as high aa $2.5<1, while those two or three year* old are sold for $1.75 per yard. Underneath the carpet*, linings are now used, consisting of two thicknesses of stout brown paper with cottoa be tween. These soften the floors, anil make the carpet* wear better. have to pay about fifteen ceuta a yard for the beat qualities. The moat fashionable and convenient stair rods are round, mid are arranged in the *te|i* with springs, and of course are much easier to manage than tlie old style flat rods, which need to be pushed into place and held tin r* ever the head* • f large screw*. We ftud different qualities of these rods, tlioaa of orna mental brass being p*. slrt, and sl2 per dozen, while the wooden rod* with brass end* or tt)M cost only $5 a dozen. Oil cloth* you will uel for your rlon<-1* aud lower hall*. A good artirla will coat from $i to $1.25, and then, too, mats add to the appearance of noatnesa in tha house, and they do not oust *o vcrv much. Oocoa mat* range from s2.ff> to $3. Brussels coat $2.50, while those of akin range from $3 to $5. Ot tomau* ready-made coat anywhere from $2.50 to $5 each, according to *txe and quality of the carpet used for covering. They are nut only convenient but very pretty ornament* for a room. At her Husband'* Birr. Mrs. Edwin Forrest, the tragedian's wife, was, according to the statement of ! reporter, at her hualuutd's funeral. He says: -Sitting at the window facing Broad street, and with no one near ker, her arms resting listlessly on ber knees, her fingers nervously dramming and hiving each other, was csthanne Sin clair, the divorced wif® of the dead. If any one knew who she was they appear ed to kwp their distance. She arrived in the morning and entered the house at half-past twelve. She was dressed in deep mourning, with a dsnbls black crape veil flowing nearly to her feet. She moved nervously toward the rear parlor, where the remains were lying. There were but five or six peraonaiuthe room. Throw jug aside her veil she fttowd for nearly ten minutes, placed her hand upon his head, aud followed the , arm down to the hand, which she ! grasped for a few minutes. Then she glided toward the foot of the coffin and plucked one or two flowers from the •runs which lay upon tiie dead man's feet. Bk® Uu n moved rapidly to the front parlor, wlier® alie was seated nntil the coffin left the house." ttood-Kj. It is a hard work to speak. Home may laugh that it should be, but let them laugh. Icy hearts are never kind. It ia a word that has choked many an utterance, olid started many a tear. The Inuid ia clasped, the ward spoken, we part, and are upon tho ocean of tima— we go to meet again, God only knows where. It may be soon; it may lie nev er. Take care"that your " good-by "bo not a cold one—it-may be the last one that you can give. Ere you meet your friend again, death's cold hand may have closed his eyes and hushed hia bp* farever. Ah! lie" may have died think ing you loved him not. Again, it may bo a very long *separ ation. Friend* crowd around and give their hand. How do you detect in each gooil-hj the love that linger* there; and how you bear away with yon the mem ory of these parting words many, many day*! We must often separate. Tear not yourself sway with a careless bold ness tliat defies all love, but make your last words linger—give tlie heart its fall utterance—and if tear* fall, what of it ? Tears are not unmanly. Penny Kewqiapers In America, Only about thirty yearn ago, or lew, two journeymen printer* commenced the publication of the New York AWi, writing ami netting up their editorials and other matter. They issued seven hundred copies daily, which they sold to the news-boys at "the price of sixty two and a half' cents a hupdred copies, and the boys sold them for a cent each. An old Railing* press was worked with their own hands. As their edition in creased—which it did—the printing was done on a Napierpress. Afterward they employed a steam press. One of the party sold hid interest for ten thousand dollars, and lieeamo a lawyer and a pub lic man at the West. Now, tens of thousands of copies of this paper sro thrown off daily, and it was not long before a brood of penny papers sprung up in different parts of the country. Tim MONTH TO MI Rons IN, See what a number of famens persons have lw<on liyrn in December: Samuel Crompton, inventor of tlio mule for spinning cotton, born in the year ; Thomas Carlyle, historical and miscel laneous writer, 1795 ; John Kitto, bibli cal writer, 1804 ; Marv, Queen of Scot*, 1R52 ; Gnstavus the Great, of Sweden, 1594 ; John Milton, the gr. at post, 1608; Tyrho Brnhe, astronomer, 1546 ; James Bruce, the traveller, 1730 ; Von Welwr, musical composer, 1770; Lndwig Beethoven, composer, 1770 ; Sir Hum phrey Davy, chemist, inventor of safety lainii, 1779; John Kepler, astronomer, 1571 ; Sir Isaac Newton, natural phil oaopher, 1642 ; Francis Xavier, 1695 ; Thomas Grny, author of " Elogy in a Country Churchyard," 1716. The Union Pacific has had uo serious delays from snow this winter. Sated by • Hug. A short time linw, uyi m Omii rt|r, • man uaiut-d Andrew lVirn left i* home ui Ch.iiu.lh, Mill came IVtnl in search of work. Upon arriving in Omaha, ho proceeded to Plum Creek, on the line of the Union Pacific llail rotul, mkl u|Hn reaching that place ho wmh i'<l to x*' b) the far in of • man il * • ing eight an lea from the village. Not being acquainted with tho country, lo inquired the way, Mid *• directed to f o across the erooi, ami follow a certain ino. He started on hia ahort journey, 1 having hut little idea that in an abort a distance he would stare death in the fane. After fgnaaatliwg about four milea, he niHile tho alarming discovery that he ! had suddenly loat hia way in the blind ing, drifting anow, which hail swept awar all traces of tjie road, and all tlia landmark* upon whiehhe depended, tha wind having sriscu after he hail aet out fruui I'luui Creek, What t do he did uot know. There he *a# in the uudat of a dreary waate, with no house or place of shelter iu view, and yet he kuew that he waa not more than fonr milea front hia starting place. Then hia wander tnga began, he hoping all the time that he aught accidentally obaerve some friendly habitation where he could gain aheltor* and luformatiou. Hut alas! aa each hour passed, hia hope failed, anil hunger, against whieh he had not thought it necessary to provide, in creased, and at the 'aanie time he euf fcred terribly from the cold. Each minute seemed to him an hoar, and each hour a day, aa he continued hia fruitless walk, which lie wa* obliged to km-p up iu order to prevent hia freezing to death. Three dava and three nights he tlma wandered slanit, without food, without real, and with but poor protection from the biting eold and the piercing winds. At last Lope, which ia said never to leave the human breaat while life re mains, entirely deserted him, and he lay down uik>u the anow and prayed Almighty that help might come, aa he wan completely exhausted. He aooa sank into insenaihdity, and remained in that alale he don't know how lung, but it couldn't Lave been any great length of time, for he waa aroused from hia in sensibility by uomething that seemed to warm him up, and, upon opening hia eyea, he discovered a large Newfound land dog licking hia face and his hands In an instant ho(>e returned to him. and gathering all hia eaergiea, he made an effort to get upon hi* baud* Mid knees, and succeeded. Hie dog then com menced jumping around him in a play ful manner, and set upa joyful liarkmg, and then made a abort run aa if to indi cate to Peters that, if he would follow him, he would lead him to a place of safety. IV-tem began following the dog, sometimes upon hia hands and knees, Mid at other tnnea at a hobbling gait After proceeding a half-mile, he discov ered, sure enough, a farm-house in the distance, which he tiiisiiy reached. He ■a taken in by the farmer and hia son, and, briefly telling his story,hereonvod their kindest stteution. They pulled off his Units, and as they did ao por tions of tlie flesh of hia feet, which were fro ten, came off with them. Hia first and third fingers, thumb, and palm of hia right hand, and hia left ear waa also terribly frown. The farmer soil hia son gave him all the assistance iu their power; but there was no doctor at hand, and consequent ly they could not do much. He was sent to Omshs and to the hospital, but will lie s cripula for life even if he lives. The story of ins wMidenngs, his suffer- j mgw from hunger and dud, hia dxop ritig into iuacnsibility, and hia rescue v the dog —as thrillingly told by him self waa a most interesting narrative, and one that at times would make the very blood of the listener run cold. < The Sea Serpent Again. Periodically some enthusiastic sea captain report* the sea serpent. He has come again. Let the captain who saw him tell his own story: I was on tha quarter deck of the ship on Mst &, 1K72. We were off Norfolk Island, in latitude 29 88 south, longitude 170 41 cast, shout six thousand nolcs from Hsn Francisco, bound for Hong Kong, when the men who were out on the fore top sail-yard, engaged in reefing sail, sung out to me, "Captain, look over the side and see what's that over there!" I ran to the rail, and npon looking over —it was blowing a pretty fresh breeze at the time, though there was not mncli of a sea on—l saw, distant only four or six feet from the ship's woollier quarter, a huge monster. We were going, ac cording to the log, five knots an liour. As I ninde the reptile out it was a sea serpent of deep brown oolor, and not lea* than fifty feet in length from the head to the end of the tail. It was two feet in diameter. The head wa* somewhat larger tliMi tha rest of the body. When the monster was about twenty feet astern of the ship it raised it* head about four feet above the water, anil, opening aa enormous month, gapeil, or yawned, aa though just awakened from sound sleep. 1 could not diatiugui*h the color of its eyes. Before my astonishment had subsided I observed, a* did the entire ship's orew, another similar *erj>ent coiled up, a* though asleep, floating by on the lee aide. " How long did you keep tha reptiles in sight ?" asked the interviewer. " Sot long. Like all bail character* thev ran away from u* aa fast aa they could. Hie serpent I saw off Juan Fernandez some rears ago gave a long er view of itselh It passed the ship going to windward, ana then rounded and repassed on tlie lee side. That ser pent's body waa quite plain above the' water as it moved along." A Pintroexrr'S STOUT.— A really hard case came befora a Cincinnati po lice court last week in the affair of one Edward Anderson, who from the proud position of Wing admittedly the most expert pickpocket in the State, had fallen to the degrndation of mere vul gar, unskilled stealing of anything he could lay his hands on. lie explained this unprofessional course by patheti cally assuring the Court that duriugthe three vcars' imprisonment from which he had iust emerged he had quite lont the steadiness of nerve and delicacy of touch requisite for the prosecution of the higher branch of his art, and was unwillingly compelled to return to soarser work, which he felt was Wneatli him. Under theae circumstances the sympathetic magistrate mitigated hin sentence to thirty daya' sojourn in the Workhouse, with an admonition to leave the city at the expiration of that period. Kuril mercy should lie temper ed with simple justice to the extent of affording the geutleman an opportunity to regain his former dexterity before he is exiled from his provincial home to ootnpete with the labor of the metro polis. WHO WoriJ) nr. A KINO ?—According to a rather rough account, out of al>ont 2,540 emperors or kings over sixty-four uations, two hundred and ninety-nine were dethroned, sivty-four abdicated, twenty oommitted suicide, eleven went mad, one hundred died on the battle field, one hundred and twenty-three were made prisoners, twenty-five became or were prononneed martyrs and saints, one hundred and fifty were assassinated, sixty-two poisoned, and oue hundred and eight sentenced to death—total, nine hundred and sixty-three. Term*: 52.00 a Yoar, in .Advance. Early Days at California. i A Han Francisco paper, apeakhig of t llret Ifarte's lecture on the early days i of the Hlatc, aaya : Outlaws flocked here i from every quarter, as in turn they have , flocked to every new Htate in tlie f'niou. - If any men who had led prwper lives at • borne became reckless and immoral • ; here. Good women were slow in com- I ing with their refining influence. There II waa only a feeble effort at political er i ganixatiou, and throughout a greater ■ portion of the mining regien there were , no institutions or courts of law. Muc i coaaive irruptiotia of fiandwicb Island, i Hiftith American Mid Mexican a<lven turers mixed with or opposed the Amer • icau and European elements. Yet i through all this apparent eheue, the in ■ hereut order Mul sobriety of the Amer t icsn character generally prevailed, i Magistrates were elected by a direct i i exertion of jiopnlar sovereignty, whose I decisions in eases referred to them were I obeyed more implicitly than to-day be . cause there waa no resort of appeal. > Code* of mining law, adapted to new exigencies, were adopted at popular i meetings and universally respected. Property waa safer than to-day, burglar i iea and highway robberies were com i paratively rare, and the ruffian class i very seldom molested any uuut who waa I uot of them. When they became too obstreperous, the orderly class waa alwavs strong enough to subduv or expel them. There was iu: lability, fluctuation, unreal; there was a strange mingling of races ; there was daring ex plorations into wild regions ; there waa much building and leaving in haste; there waa hardships, discomfort soil peril; there were great viciaailudea of fortune, attended by much tin happiness and ending in mental or moral wreck, where thev did not end in a bloody tragedy ; there were many picturesque contrasts, and much material for ro mance, poetry and humor. But through all these the sterling traits of the beat American and European character gen erally shone preeminent. If it had not been so California would hair been a j wreck to-day, instead of the orderly, fair and prosperous state she ia. The Htate waa not founded in ruffianism ; j that waa an excreeenee which the larger and better riaaa, when enough aroused. united to throw off. And the intelligent I and adventurous men of '49 are not hid den by the mountains. Thousands and thousand* of them took hack to the old homra in the East the means of inde pendence. Other thousands bought farms and helped to bnild cities in what waa formerly called the Weal, Michigan and Illinois, lowa and Wis cousin, can count onr pioneer* in all the ranks of their most prosperous, use ful and estimable citizens. They built the attics and towns of California, it* mountain roads and aqueducts. They pushed the field of mineral discovery into everv Territory from Mexico to Alaska, from Nevada to Wyoming;j daring the savage Indian, Tropic heat or Arctic cold, in search of gold and silver. They marked the path and laid the track of tlie railroad across the tnowy mountains. Khali they nut have abetter monument than witty epigram or a cote satin- A Fiendish Woman. Mr. and Mrs. X. of Pittsburgh are believed to have lived aa happily to- I gether as man and wife commonly do in their social position. Home time ago Mrs. X., with or without reason, began to fancy that Mr. X. preferred Ida D. to herself. This young girl had, for a while, kept house for the husband in the temporary absence of the wife on a visit to relatives. One day Ida received a message from Mrs. X., requesting her to call at her house, aa she (Mrs. X.) had a letter from the country for her. In tlie after noon Ida dressed herself in her beet clctliee and went to Mrs. X-'a house, where she waa met at the door by the woman, who kissed her, inqnired par- ■ ticularly about the state of her health, and placed her in tha moat comfortable chair in the room, an armed rocking chair. Mrs. X. offered the girl refresh- : mcnta, which were declined, with a re quest for a glass of water. This waa at once brought by tlie amiable hosteqs, who herself took" a drink, j The woman then went into aa adjoin ing room, from which she speedily re turned with a strong cord of rope ar ranged in the form of a noose. Smiling and talking pleasantly all the time, she stepped behind ber visitor, and. drop ping tha noose over her head and arms, with a sudden jerk, she soon bound the young girl brlplcss to the chair. Ida 'feet were next tied to the chair. " Now " said the woman, "yon shall see how I avenge myself; wherenpon from the table drawer she took a pair of shears, a large knife and revolver, all of which implements she spread upon the table before her victim, by this time ready to faint with terror. The tormentor'a next step waa to cut off tlie girl's hair aa close as possible to tlie akin, leaving only a single handfnl on the top of the head, for tlie purpose, as ahe explained, of facilitating the subsequent operation of scalping. The e screamed and called for help as Hy aa ahe could, but the house stands j in a lonely place, and no deliverer ap- ! pcared. , After cutting off the hair, Mrs. X. brought a looking-glass that Ida might j see the change produced in her features. As the girl lxtgged for release, saving that ahe waa freezing, she was told, with a plentiful application of mocking epi- II theta, that she would lie warm enough before she got away. Mrs. X. then put the poker in tlie stove, and while calmly waiting for it to become red-hot, she told her victim i-l what alio intended to do with it. " First, I will burn your eyea out," etc., etc. And she really began to execute her ' 1 threats, but when she waa trying to ! blind the girl, the latter, by a super ' human effort, sueoefded in releasing I one of her hands with which she seized ■ j the glowing poker, and for a while 1 , arrested the monster in the peroration of her crime. The interruption made ' it neceasarv to reheat the poker, and in ' tlie meantime the nnlooked-for return 1 of her husband waa all that saved the ' girl from prolonged tortnre Mid death 1 at the hands of lira. X. , WHAT A SINOI.R WAVXCAH IX) —There is a vessel in Queenstowu harbor (Ire land) of 1,200 tons, which received from a single sea a surprising amount of damage. This vessel, a Norwegian, wn*struck by a sea, or wave, of so tre mendous a character, in the late gale, as to sweep that portion of her cargo which waa stowed upon the deck in a moment into the sea; to carry off her cookiug apparatus, made of east iron ; to empty snd injn -e her deck house, to smash her bulwarks and stanchions, to wound and bruise three of her men, and to mini* four more to a state of weak ueas and svneope; to break the mate s thigh and wash a seaman overboard, and finally to fill the cabin and damage all the provisions, so that the crew were nearly starved when they came into Queenstown. All these injuries were produced in a moment by a single wave. It not only cleared the decks, but it ex tinguished hope in the hearts of the crew, who, the moment they were struck, never expected to see land again. An official advertisement of property to be sold for unpaid taxes in Chicago, ILL, occupied 180 columns in the Chica go Eitning PoiU NO. 6. sin ruler Murder Case, In Marshall county, Tennessee, then will soon be a trial tar murder, which will possess some singular features. Threw years ago a young man in Mar , shall county was rn#gwd to be married ! to a young lady, wboae family strongly objected to the union. The lover ran off with his intended twice, bat waa an closely watched and body pursued by the lady's friends, that it waa impossible for the wedding to take place. H uuuta a third attempt, whao as mat the giri at an appointed plana, end took hot on a bursr behind him. Thus they were going to find a minister In make them one, whan two men sprang up ai the roadside, and culled for them to stop. The young man increased the speed of his horse, and several shots were sent after him. Re node on a little way and fell from his borne, drag ging the giri with him. TW assassins osmc up and eumtasnoed liSating the sounded man unmercifully, ha hogging i them to dniat, as the shut be bad re ceived would am finish him. The murderers proved to be the girl"* 1 moth ers, and they tried to force her th get on her lover's horse sad go house with them. This she refused to do. area by the persuasion of a severe basting which they gave bar. They soon left the two, helpless is the rued, went home and t-dil their mother they had "fixed" that fellow, and left the part# to avoid surest The girl wounded her lover and got to the bouse of one of her friends, where they were married, and in a few hours the husband breathed his last The sssaastns were shortly after arrested, and before the day of their trial they managed to break jail and sweep* to Texan. They were lately re-sweated and bra tight bark to Marshall county. They will be tried in a abort tuna. The wife of the murdered man—their own sister— expresses a determination to do all in bar power to secure their convic tion. Kbe lives with her husbands'* ■istcr, and has not gone near her own family since the tragedy. The (as# af Faster. Th# Court of Appeals of New York rendered a decision adverse to the ap peal of Foster, the car-hook raanltscr, for a new trial. After the decision eras announced, the news reached the Tombs, and a city judge aays it waa as tonishing with what rapidity it fiew from tier to tier and from sail to cell. As each prisoner heard the news ha ut tered some characteristic expression. The " 1 told yon ana," were aumeitms. Foster, himself, who received the announcement from his weeping wife, was little movwd outwardly. He was not wall prepared for the derision, hav ing entertained hopes until the last that it would be in his favor. When the shock came be retired with his wife to the inmost receeaet of his cell, and pos itively refused to aae or talk to any one else. * Several reporters, anxious to inter view the condemned man, cams to hi* cell door; but the answer from within waa invariably the same, " I don't want to see anybody." Foster sent won! to the reporters: "Tell the gentlemen I am much obliged to tbem, but do not wish to say anything at present/" The officials ai the Tomhs express great sor row at Foster's fate. During bis long imprisonment be haa made himself universally popular in the prison, and hit quiet conduct baa endeared hun to the irejwr*. Warden Finiey speaks of him as one of the most orderly prison ers ever consigned to the Tombs. The Sheriff said that the announcement of the derision gave Foster u terrible shock, because ever since the appeal had been takln he had felt and expressed the moat confident hope of a new trial, which, he expected, would result ia a conviction of one of the leaser degrees of murder, and a sentence to a term of imprisonment. He had not accustomed, himself to look forward to an adverse derision, and the death sentence. Tartu and Arab* Flrbtlair. Despatches were forwarded from Aden to Bombay and Calcutta during the latoat days of the month of Vorem ber, 1872, reporting the progreaa of a desultory war between Turks and Arabs and other people in the western terri tory. It waa stated that the Turks de aired to gain possession of the fortress of Koukeban, and offered an amnesty to the chiefs of that district on condi tion of their rebuilding a broken bridge connecting the fortress with the city. The chiefs refused to accept the terms, and there were signs of a rigorous re newal of hostilities. The Arabs were mastering in force. 15,000 fighting men having been assembled for the purpose of driving the Turks out of the land. Previous to this a courier had arrived in Bombay from Hodeida with the in telligence "that an insurrection having broken out in the Asaeeree country Wahe Pasha had advanced against the rebels with 600 Turkish troops. He entered a village and was said to have massacred all the inhabitants, without distinction of age or tea, and to have carried off all their cattle. When the native population heard this they as sembled, under the leadership of Abdnr lUhniAQ bin Aiodh &nd Ntur bin Aicnlh, brothers of a deceased chief. The Turks were attacked and only a hun dred of them are said to have escaped. Sii of the sub-tribes, amounting to 2,500 or ft,ooo men, submitted to the two brothers, ami the whdle road from lUuda to Hhukaik, on the sea coast, where the stores, provisions, am! money of the Turks are, waa blocked up, and from these occurrences has resulted the state of affairs which now trouble# the great Anglo-Asiatic material interests. beck a kingdom. Mark Twain say* of the Sandwich Is-' land that they are governed by a King— and a Parliament—and a Ministry—and i a Privy Council—and a standing army (200 soldiers)—and a navy (steam ferry boat and a raft)—and a grand bench of supreme justice*—and a lord high sher iff to each island. That is the way it is done. It is like propelling a sardine dish with the Great Eastern's machin ery. Of the drink of the Islanders he sa'rs the native beverage, aire, is so ter rific that mere whisky is foolishness to it. It tnrns s man's skin to white fish scales that are so tough a dog might bite him, and he would not know it till he read about it in the papers. It is made of a root of some kind. The "quality" drink this to some extent, but the Excise law has nlaoed it almost be yond the reach of the plebisns. After nwa, what is whisky? Many years ago the King and his brother visited California, and some Sacramento folks thought it would be fnu to get them drunk. So they gath ered together the most responsible soakers iu the town and began to fill up royalty and themselves with strong royalty &uu mciuoruco w*u ouvug brandy punches. At th# end of two or three hours the citizens were all lying torpid under the table and the two princes were sitting disconsolate and saying what a lonely, dry eountar it was! I toll it to yon as it was told to me in Sacramento. HAWKS —An OMo farmer correspon dent thinks we ought, in our warfare i a iast hawks, to make an exoeption in tu mous.' hawk's favor, inasmuch as it subsists almost entirely upon the in jurious field and orchard mice, and thus render a. positive service to sgn ! culture. Itim af literal. Tha acarrity of teal ■till riagftiiiiimi n stid weed is seilliM si HO i . te An unknown brig want ts%iera oi the Isi# oI Wight, and tun* persons wen drowned. . The firmest fffeodshfpa have beat forasd in mutual advataftv, as iron i moat stfmgly united by the imw | fiame. , Young married man at Rockland Ma., have dviwd a plan of eo-opcra I tiva bonsa building, in ordar to obtaij | homes. ! A man died, recently, at Potutown j Pans., wboae lm, stomach, and othe ! internal organs had turned to tbrnt ] right gallons of liquid. Lavia county, Haw fork, baaao man] ' haats running around night# that lb gills faar to go out. The Tdoa of lip hugged aata tbrro into a cold cbill. Courting fa not much indulged in it Kentucky, from the fact the old man k . liable to enter the room with a pranrthei and a abot gun and gat up a wedding. "To gat horsaa not of a burnip building." nays an exchange, " baraa* them aa if for their usual work, ant they will follow as if nothing ware tin i matter." Agassi t aays that any full grown mar can lira for tea dart w shewing at i > pair of boota, and yet tbare era met 1 1 who will growl If they don't hare minis pie every meal. ! ft is s peculiar rireumatanea that o the sixtv mm who wen employed o 1 the Dubuque lowa water romoeny'i ! rsssrinir, not ana breaiaa sick or lost i ! day for t*tc year just panted I "Every one" baa heard of the reply of the hatcher to the sentimental lady remonstrating againat the killing of in nocent lambs. " Lori, mam, you would not eat them alive, would you T The upper doom of the granary ai the Lion Brewery at Isanbrcth, Eng land, faH in recently, burying the maa | ager of the establishment, the darks, and other employ aa in the ruins. Rev. H. W. Baeaher lectured recent ly on "Compulsory Education," at As sorialsoa HAD. Sew York, maintaining that the Bute should provide free ; aeboola and compel all children to at ! tend them, A young man in Bostoneaaaada pho tographer to jump out of a fifth dor window the other day, merely beeansw ! the fanner had filed up his face with j wslur-eMars to represent a bad ease af smallpox, which be wanted photograph - j ed to aaod homo too giri from whom ha wished to sever his acquaintance Apparently England has too much land devoted to ornamental parks and hunting grounds, and too tittle to agri cultural cultivation. It haa been esti mated that batsman Hi hsSmssfidfaM <A ItTS and UTS Engiand most expend no leas than far wheat from foreign countries. and about fiSO,OOO,C*X fur com lu.d other food. As a recent lecture by Professor J. H. Pepper various experiments were made to show that muslin and various dress materials may ha made oompare tivdv incombustible by dipping the fibres in bora* and other chemical solu tions. The advantage of using such preparations in the raac of thoaa who, in stage eetfoßDwes, art exposed to foot-lights is apparent. Many pemma-rbeaidca aasooj-ooys sadMulege stadenta—use the phrase, •• He isabnek," without the least idea that it is supposed to be of dassie ori gin t It is aatd that King Agcailaua, bring asked by en gmbaaaador from , Epirua why they bad no walla lor Bpar , ta, replied, "Y have." Pointing to I his marshaled army, ha said, " There are the walla of Sparta; every aaa you | see is a brick. ! The Texas cattle breeders have al ' ready discovered by the infallible teat of the markets, that it pay* to rataa better stock, and they have already commenced to breed by systam ™ thus improve the form of their animals and the quality of the beef. If this is found profitable in Tens, where the cost of ruisjag a ateer in auxt to nothing, how much more will it bo true in the East and Weatf " What do you call that T indignant ly asked a customer at * c|m rtmUn rtu(, pointing it on object thai be had pistol* h-k "Wiwt. band with aleeveAratton attoehed, Rir, Mid the waiter, briskly ' do nm consider that a proper thing for a man to find in his hashr* asked theaos tomer. in wrath. ••Geodbeavena.Sir! cried the waiter, "would yon expect to find a ton-dollar aflk umbrella in a fif teen cent plate of hash r A merchant in Springfield. Massachu setts, a few days rnnee, pulled out his money drawerfurther than usual, and noticed a dollar bOl hanging ow the back of the drawer. This led bun to invwatiratr and behind a partition was found between sixty and seventy dol lar*' worth of bills and scrip, moat of which bad been badly mutilated by mica. Among the money waa a S2O bill on a State bank, isaned before the bank adopted the national system. A terrible accident hae just occurred at Hawick, England. A poor woman who waa employed in a factory went into the boiler-honse to warm heraelf. She soon afterward saw the fireman coming, and knowing that he objected to any one being there, she ran into a recess to hide herself. In this fatal corner worked a revolving shaft. The clothes of the unfortunate woman were caught, and she herself waa dragged round by it till mangled out of all human lil an a— Headers of the Wertd. The 7 wonders of the world are among the traditions of childhood, and yet it is a remarkable fact that 99 persona ont of 100 who might be asked the question could not name them. They are the Pyr amidt—the mystery of the past—the en igma of the present—and the enduring for the fntnre ages of this world. The temple, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the most celebrated city of Assyria, and the residence of the kings of that country after the destruction of Nineveh. The Chryselephantine status of Jupiter Ohnuiaa the most renown ed work of Phidias, the illustrious artist of Greece. The statue waa formed of gold, and waa sitting en a throne almost touching the summit of the temple, which was 70 feet higb. The Temple of Diana at Epfaesua, which waa 220 years in building, mid which waa 425 feet in length and 220 in breadth, and support ed bv 127 marble columns of the lonic order, sixty feet high, The Mausoleum at Halicsrnassus, erected in the memo ir of Mausolus, the King of Caria, by his wi/e Artemesia, B. •. 858. The Pharos at Alexandria, a lighthouse erected bv Ptolemy Seterst the entrance of the harbor of Alexandria. It waa 460 feet high, and oould be seen at a distance of 100 miles, and upon which 1 was inscribed " King Ptolemy, to the ; gods, the saviour*, for the benefit of I sailor*." Lastly, the Colossus at Rhodes, 1 a braxen. image of Apollo, 105 Grecian feet in height, and which was to be lo cated at the entrance of one of the har bors of the city of Rhodes. ) - CBUSWI STATISTIC*. —The aggregate as sessed value of taxable property in th* United States, as given in the statistics of the census of lOTO, wae $14,178,986,- 782; the aggregate true value was $30,- 068JUfi,50Vbeiug nearly double what it was in 1860, though it is to be remem bered that the valuation in 1860 wasin gold and that of 1870 in currency. The total amount of taxation in the States in 1870 was as follows: For State purpos es, S6B, 640,089; for county purposes, $77,746,116; for town and city purposes, $134,794,108; total for til purposes, $281,- 180,812. The aggregate debts of the States, counties, oities, and towns was SB6B 676,758: the national debt on June ; 1,1870, was 82,406,562,372; so that the aggregate national, State, county, and municipal indebtedness for that year was / $3,271,874,768. St Louit Kepubliean. \ A San Francisco man laughed until t he had the cramp to see a woman fall - through a trapdoor in his sidewalk, but I he never smiled when the court inform ed bun he must pay five hundred doh lan for his tsport.