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The Journey of Idfc.
Psnssth the waning moon I walk M night, And nmss on human Ufa. for all around Arw dim. uncertain shape* thai chest tha night. And pitfalls lurk in ahada along tha grooud, And broken gleams of brightness, hara and tliara. Glance through, and leave nnwarmad tha death- Uka air. Tha trampled earth raturna a ccund of fa , A hollow aound, aa if 1 walked on tomba ; And light*. Uiat tell of chaerfu) homaa. appear Far off. and die like ho]<e amid Uta glooms. A mournful wind acroaa the landscape 01 aa. And the wide atmoa|diart i full of sighs. And I, with faltering foot*tape Jotimey on. Watching tha stare that roll the hours away. Till tha faitr. light that guides me now ia goua. And, like another life, Uia glorious day Shall opeu oar me from tha empyreal height. With warmth, and ocrtauity, aud bouudlons light. --BBTAXT. A Woman's Dream. " Wilt Uimt begin thy hfe again 0 woman of the whitening hair ? Berome a child, with shining train Of angel children ia the air ,* Wilt feel thy mother's kisses press; Thou cradled warmly at her feet ?" '* What ?- tlnd my vanished Hden ? Ye*. Ah ree. my (h>J! It was so sweet!" Wilt then in blissful faith reetune Thy sire's feud shelter aa at old. While, breathing innocent perfume. The w lute flowers of thy heart unfold? Hack U thy venial happiness Fly like a bird on ptnious fleet f" " Might but that joy continue - yes. Ah yss, my God 1 It was so sweet 1" " Wilt thou nnlesni thy sorry km. Ami slyly peep life's leaves between. And. feeding ycuugeel hopes cnoo more. Forges the winters thou hast seen The dauued tanks, the dove of peace. The m wrung freshness round thy track; Shalt these return " "My tied, ah yes 1 Ah but the wayside graue give ta.k!" " Have, thsn. thy I ih' Thy step* terrace! Flowers. |x-rfuuw>, song, he thine once more Yet shah tune lead thee to lue place t>f toxr* as surely as lebwe. Rekindle jvuwuon'a fires and view Their ever baleful radiance !" " What, light th.ee earth-born dames anew ? Ah. no. ay Se* ;ot! Take me hence 1" The IlushandN Lesson. '"The clock key," said Mrs. Farquhar pressing her hand to her bewildered oiow. "Well, I declare I can't exactlv remember what I did with it" " Tiiat is singular; verv singular, in deed ! oracularly observed her husband a fussy, bald headed little man. " And how am I to wind the clock without a key, 1 d like to know? I never forgot Mrs Farqnhar. Did you ever know me to forgot? And the long and the short of the matter is, that I shall have to bar a new clock key—a new dock key, Mrs. Farquhar, just at this Uu*\of all others, wh ?u oar expenses are so o-ver-whelm-ing." " A man with a wife and six children cannot ex peat to live for nothing," said Mrs. Farqnhar composedly. •Starch, soap, candles, flannel— * " Vea, yes—exactly so," said Mr. Far qnhar. * But I hare no time to argue the matter this morning-"' _ '"And if you had," mercilessly per sisted Mrs. I arquhar, "vou might argue from now until doomsday without al tering the state of affairs. Here is TOUT hat, my dear : and don't forget the Kiregor e, and Willie's shoes; and arrvV nat, and the plumber's bill." The ong business day lapsed slowly away, and Mr. Farquhar returned home just as the gray shadows of dusk wore closing in, greatly rejoicing. "Fifty dollars clear gam," said he, robbing his palms together as he sat down by the tea table. " Jones bor rowed it of me a month ago, and when I heard he had sailed for California I put it down as a dead loss. Never ex pected to see or hear from the man again; and when he turned up to-dav with a new fifty dollar bill, I give yon my word it seemed jnat like a present." " And what are you going to do with it?" said Mrs. Farquhar, who was fas tening the baby's bib. '.'l don't know—l hsven't thought yet. I might go to Washington with Allen and Ferguson, and the other fel lows. " "kou might," said Mrs. Farquhar dryly; " and I might have it for a new cloak. But I think it would be rather a more sensible way of spending the money to pay the doctor's bill." Mr. Farquhar laughed. '• \\ ell, my dear, I don't know but tnat you re right, said he, "and I guess you may go around aud pay it to-mor row." The arrival of Master Tommy and Miss Lizzy, frosh from the nursery, broke up all further financial dismis sions, and Mr. Farquhar thrust the bill uto his vest pocket. About midnight, Mrs. Farquhar awoke her hnsb-nd to tell him about the burglary next door. "Eh" said Mr. Farquhar, a little un easily. "A burglary? At Mr. Mor ris's? And what was taken ? " Watches—silver clothing—overy thiug, said Mrs. Farquhar, lowering her voice to 9 mysterious whisper. "In the dead of night, while the family were all asleep. Lemuel, dear, are are you sure you recollected to bolt the front door aid pat np the chain?" "Of course I recollected it," said Mr. Farquhar a little crosslr. "I make it WJ business to recollect everything. Go to sleep, inr dear, and don't fret!" And just as he was sinking off into a delicious slumber, Mr. Farquhar be thought himself of the fifty dollar bill. " Yes, my vest po he meditated "just where the t rig scoundrels would be mest np' •<> iay their bauds upon it. I wish I had sent to pay the doctor's bill to-night, instead of'post poning it until to-morr >w. Halloo, though; I have it!" as a bright inspira tion flashed into his drowsy brain. " Nobody would ever dream of looking is an old boot; it will be safe there un til to-morrow, and Til get rid of it as quick its I can." Mr. Farquhar went to bod and slept the sleep of the righteous. And the next morning, totally oblivious of the whole proceeding, he arose and put on his slippers in a beaming mood. " What's that, Bridget? a beggar at the door?" he demanded. "He says he's no shoes, sir, said Bridget, "an' the toes of him are on the bare ground entirely." "Poor fellow! And it's a sharp frostv morning too," said Mr. Farquhar. *' Give him my old boots, Bridget. I was going to have 'em half soled, bnt I guess this man needs them more than I do!" - " Where are they, sir?" said Bridget. "On the floor, by the bed up stairs, ltun quick, and don't leave the door open, Hun, that's a good girl. The beggar man took the boots and went on his vaty rejoicing, and just as Mr. Farquhar was bnttoning his over coat to depart for the regions of down down, Mrs. Farquhar entered the room. " Don't forget to give me that fifty dollar bill, Lemuel, before you go—for the doctor you remember." Mr. Farquhar's hands dropped to his side—his face turned a dull tallowy tint. "The—fifty—dollar—bill," repeated he mechanically. " Good Heav ens! it's gone!" , "Gone! Gone where?" Mr. Farquhar made a blind rush at the door, as if to overtake the beggnr who had shaken the dust of the thres hold off his feet two good hours ago, and then stood still. It was bad enough to lose the fifty-dollar bill, bnt it was still worse to be compelled to confess it to his wife. Yet what loop hole of es cape was there? " I've lost it." said he doggedly. " I put it away, and I forgot all about it!" Mrs. Farquhar's eyes sparkled mis chievously. "I thought you never forgot anything my deal-," said she. "I am a fool!" confessed Mr. Farqu har—" and a conceited fool too! 3ut," with a piteous inflection ©hisvoi£e,"l would like to have paid the doctor's bill. The times are nard, and— But never mind. I won't get that newoVer kt ■■* * *• ' r T FHKD. K I* HTZ, Ivlitoraiul Proprietor. VOL. VI. coat I was thinking of. Thta cue ia a little thin, but 1 date *:tv I con make it do." "Yea, you will get the new overcoat, Lemuel, dear," laughed Mr*. Parquhar producing a alip of crackling hrowu na pe r from her pocket. "Here'a the llitv dollar lull." Mr. Fiuquliar caught at it tike a hun gry w.ilf at a piece of raw meat. "Mr dear lloasio, where did vou find it?" " Where you put it, my dear- IU tlie boot. I heard you get up in the uight and go prowling arouud. 1 perceived in the tnoming thnt nw hau entirely forgotten Hie whole transaction, and "l myself took m ' bill out, befoiw the old hoots became the |>rey of the beggar. Hero it is, aud all I have to n*k of you ia to be a little mora careful next time." " My dear," mud Mr. Farqultar, "you are a trump !" " And now," his wife roguishly ask ed, " are we quits about the clock key?" Mr. Parquhar thought they were. A French lire Hug. Iu December a young man of talent and education wxs guiUotinad tu the public iqain) of l'aai, France, in the presence of * great multitude of iteophx, He to a fire bug, aud duriug Ui# two or three month* preceding his capture had lit the skies of all Normandy with the light of burning villus, farm houses, luy ricks, and barns. There was noth ing in his character aud position to at tract suspicion to him. lie was au as sistant taller in the Caen branch of the Bank of France, and was noted for the deourom and blameleasnssa of his life. An intrigue with a stock jobber.tho pi vot of which was that he the (teller,) should communicate confidently to the jobber information which his position in the hank enabled him to acquire, and share the profit of stock speculation founded thereon, led ultimately to a quarrel. After the quarrel the young man took fire glasses of absinthe, and when night came set fire to the stock jobber's villa, destroying it and all its contents, including the wife and infant child of the occupant. Although on the following day, when told of the oc currence, he manifested more emotion than a Frenchman usuallv exhibits when his neighbor's house am) wife burns up he was no more snspocted of having oc casioned it than the Emperor or Bishop Dnponfoup. From this time forward an incendiarv mania possessed hint. He resigned bis position nt the bank on the plea of ill health, and set off on a leisurely journey through Normandy, leaving the night skies behind him red with the glare of tke flames he haul secretlv kindled. Nobody suspected him. was an invalid banker, pale, interesting, well attired with plenty of money, anil irreproaehablj credentials. One night a farm laborer, sitting at a rear window of a farm-house making love to one of the maids, saw a flicker of fire at the foot of one of the straw ricks. He was courting economically in the dark, and this strange flash, darting mysteriously on the night,made his girl scream and his personal stock of hair stand up like au electrified mop. But he rushed oat courageously and caught a man whom he proceeded to pound with much energy and constancy, at the same ti ■ • raising an alarm of fire. His furious 'dlowings immediately assem bled a'.i the inmates of the farmhouse as well as the neighbois. They found their captive to be a well dressed person with his pockets full of patent matches and divers ingenious and mysterious appliances for exciting combustion. When taken befare the Mai re of Qie neighboring village the fire bug im mediately made a frank sud full confes sion, and' the sequel thereof was,as we have related, bis execution in the mar ket place of Caen amid the curse# and execrations of the citizuis. He had de stroyed twenty-one houses and fourteen lives. lienor Not Sought For It appears that, when a lady becomes the wife of a Chinese Emperor, her family never sets eyes on her again. She ascends into the cloads almost as lit*.ally as did the Bayadere who tie came the -spouse of Bramah. Hence, the honor of the Imperial alliance is not coveted, but rather the reverse, by the great Chines# families ; and, by conseqnence, a little gentle coercion becomes necessary. Thus, if the charms of any special veung beauty are noised abroad, a vermilion wlietcommands her appearance at the Palaoe. In the case of the Emperor who has just been several times married, seven hundred lovely girls were thus brought together. Their attraction* wore carefully inspect ed by two Empresses #f China, who, after deep consideration, told off the fifty moat approved and let the rest go. The fifty wero then examined with still greater care, aad, by a similar process reduced to thirty. A like elimination brought the number, %r successive stages, to twenty, ten and finally five ; and from tdieso the Pearl of Love and Queen of Beauty, the future Empress, was solemnly picked out. After so much labor and trouble the marriage ought to ho a happy one if it is not Prompt Change of Mind. A few days ago, a tall, rough looking mountaineer entered the Union Rail road icketoffi#e at Denver, and through mistake, purchased a ticket for New l'ork via the Kansas Pacific Hne, when he wanted to go over the Union Pacific. He did not discover this fact, until after tho ticket had been paid for, and on nslring the agent to change it, tho latter refused to do so. 'You won't change this ticket, won't you ?" * No, sir," replied tho agent: "if yon want a ticket over the other route yon will have to buy it." Very quietly the stranger twisted bis ticket into a small roll ; very serenlf- be drew from his pocket s six-shooter about the dimensions of a mountain howitzer, coolly and deliberately be stuck that twisted ticket into the muz zle of that six-shooter, and sticking the ugly thing through the window of the ticket office, and almost iato the agent's face, and speaking in a tone that left no doubt of bis determination, said : "Stranger, t Liar's that ticket; take it yourself and change it, or I'll blow it clean through you. ' The ticket was changed immediately, and the mountaineer walked away, say ing, "I jest thought I could induce him to change his mind a leetla." Wonderful. Although tho eyes of some animals are incapable of motion—as the fly, Ike beetle, and several other insects—yet tho Creator has shown His wisdom and goodness in furnishing fheir eyes with thousands of little globules, and by •losing their eyes more in front of their bead, so that these little insects can see almost all aronnd them without turning their heads. A gentleman who has ex amined the eyes of a fly says, that the two eyes of a commtn one are composed of 8,000 little globeß, through every one of which it is capable of forming an image of an object. Having prepared the eye of a fly for the purpose, he placed it before his microscope, and then looked through b#th, in the manner of the telescope, at a steeple which waa 299 fset high and 750 distant, and he said he conlfl plainly see .through eVery little hemisphere, the wh'qje 6teeple in verted or tarried upside dflwn. THE CENTRE REPORTER. Hint* to Smoker*. There are ibouMUili of tueu who would ho willing to übaudou the uee uf toliacoo,provided they could Jo o with out inconvenience. Thoao who tuakc kite attempt uauallv find that after a ilar or two of total ahtiuence, they suf fer frotu au irritability o/ the nerves, which seriously interfere* with their comfort. They therefore return to thetr cigar* witlt reuewed *ct. and poatuouc the period of thetr einnnoipahon from tobacco until "uaxt Christmas," 01 " the beginning of the new year." Tbereare, of course, philanthropic op poueuts of tobacco who prof or to the smoker systems of their own invention, by the a Joutii u of which he can easily aiiaudou tobacco without the slightest inoouveuieiioo. Oue system, proposed by a popular writer, who is hitusolt s reformed siuoker, lias the merit of cheapness and simplicity. He aasutra lus clients that they will never feel the want of the abandoned cigar, provided that ujHiu the first dtiv of abstinence they will take a glass of whisky when ever the hour at which they have been accustomed to smoke returns. On the MsouJ and eudi succeeding day, they should diminish their allowance by one glass. In a few days, remarks this benefactor of bis race, the habit and de sire of smoktag will bo entirely broken up, and the supplementary whib| can be discontinued. Now this plan uiav work very wll in cases where the smoker haa been iu the habit of consuming only oue or two cigars per day. Suppose, however, that he is accustomed to smoke say tea cigars daily. I'pou abaudoaing this habit, be will proceed to drurk ten glasses of whisky duriug the first day, mue duraig the second, and so on. la other words, he will drink forty-nine glasses, or nbout four quarts, of whisky duriug the first week of his aluuidou ineut of tobacco. Doubtluaa he will emaucipate frout cigars, but he will have made good progress in the gloomy and uncomfortable directioif of a drunk ard's grave. This view of the matter is oae which "undoubtedly presented itself to the miud of a vouug maa who, until Inst week, resided iu Indianapolis. He wished to adandou tobacco, but did uot desire to adopt whisky. Ho therefore hit upon the liappv expedient of sub stitumg ice-water hr the latter bever age. Duriug the first day of his re formatory process, he drank, these gal lons of ice-water, aud still feeling the desire for hia accustomed narcotic, he ate a quantity of frusen meat, aud washed it down with a moderate liba tion of two quarts af buttermilk. He went to bed with the cheerful belief that he had discovered an infallible antidote to the craving for tobacco, and doubt less expected on the following day to reduce hia ration of ice-water by at least a *llll. It is unfortunate that so promising an experiment accidentally failed. On the following morning he did not feel very well, and in spite the aid of two physicians he rapidly grew worse and died. The moral of this anedote seems to be the ice-water, when drank by the gallon, may sujiersede the carving for t< m icco, but only at the cost of the drunkard's life. Whether the ice-water remedy is preferable to the whisky treatment may be left to the decision of the an ti-tobacconist*. Those who do not find that moderate indulgence in smoking is running their health, de stroying their moral ix-rceptions, and breaking up their business, will prob ably regard IK>UI immediate suicide by ic£- water, and ultimate death bv aleobol as undesirable substitutes for the morn ing cigar and the afternoon pipe. A'x chanyc. A Breach of Promise Suit. A young man engaged himself to a girl. became dissatisfied with her con duct. and at last, by dint of constant quarrelling, found Lis affection worn out. He told her no, and naked for lus release, which ahc gave him, an on liou eat girl ought. And then, because four mouths after he seen fit to marry some body else, the girl who haa released him marches up, presents a process at his head and couly strips him of his for tune of $2,500, while the svmpalhiriug bystanders applaud. '£bero is no thought, apparently, for the other wo man who is ooncoruud m tlie affair, the actual wife, who in thus put in danger of want, perhaps, to gratify a rival's vanity. There is no chance givcu to the poor wretch to hesitate between his money and his happiness by marrying the woman he has ceased to love. In all respects this is certainly a model breach of promise suit, of a sort that we trust to see long confined to the lati tude of Indiana, where the incident we hare related took place only a short time since. Old Time Architecture. It would be amusing, says the Amer ican Builder, or m#re truly perhaps the reverse, to note in what manner u aver age architect or engineer of the present age would deal with some of the prob lems presented to the old masters, for instance, such a one ns that successfully solved by the Saracenic builder of the justly celebrated tomb of Mahomet at Bcjapore, India, which was as follows; Given a building 135 ft. sq. 0:1 plain, and 110 ft. high, required to cover the same with a circular dome 124 ft. in di ameter, and weighing some 12,0(10 or 14,000 tons. It would be curias to ob serve how many hundreds of tons of iron our men would consider it imper ative to throw into the work. The Har aeen, knowing the capabilities of his material, ca'ted for no iron work, but fearlessly trusted to his mnsonary, and skillfully corbelled out the square walls at the top to meet and support the cir rtlar dome, and to such a bold extent, that at tho angles of the building the proieetian of the corbelling measured no less than 4G ft. An IsoHftiocß IJIITATIOK.—By a very simple proocss, cur American slate is now into a beautiful snli stitute for marble. Tho nrayh blocks of slate arc first pinned down to th required thickness, and the patterns are then dm-iwu upon the slabs, which are cut into the proper shapes and polished. The mnrhleizing is the peculiar feature in tho operation. The material is pre pared in a vat, and the slab in let down upon tho conqtosition, which adheres to tho surface of tho slate. Tho slab is next baked in an oven for one night and then aeoeives a coat of varnish, manufactured for this especial purpose, and after six repetition* of these pro cesses it is finally removed and polished, the surface presenting a beautiful ap pearance. So finnly United to tho slate is this coating, that it cannot bo scaled or clipped off without taking tho slaty particles with it. LACK POIXIVAISES. —Lace polonaises are among tho dressy articles lately im ported. A French fancy is to make these entirely of stripes of white inser tion, either of Valenciennes orduchesse lace, alternating with stripes of black velvet ribbon two inches wide. The garment is fhen edged with white lace laid over black, and is worn with a boljt and sash of black velvet lined with white silk. This makes § very pretty over dross for the black and light col ored silks that are worn to dinner par ties and email receptions. CENTRE HALL, CENTRE Co.. RA., THURSDAY. FERRI'ARV RL I*7:*. Happening to be lu Oueeustowu, Uro laud, otio evcuiug in July lust, 1 was in vitcd to attcud a grand ball. 1 lind been doing soiuo uf llie interior dis tricts of Ircluiid, and as., so tired that at first 1 was rutlicr inclined to exouso myself. Hut before deciding, l naked a question or two: " Is tt a big tiling ?" " Never saw nuytbiug so grand iu town." " AY hat class of women ?" "The fltal class, tlie wry best from Quocustowu, fork in hot, the most beautiful wotueu in tlie world." 1 knew bow tbe comaiou women of Ireland looked I had seen hmidfi da of tlieiu al>out Killaruey selling " niouu tuiu dew and goal's indk," ami iu fact fur some time had seen almost nothing else. but I had scull the common class .ally the nervanta, pddl.-rs and pea saute. I had uot aeou the aristocracy I make up my uiiud to go. 1 thanked the gwiitleniun, and began at otiee on my hair and clothes. The number of Indies was shout one hundred and fifty. Their dress was like that of American ladles ou sinular ocean ions, only a tride more so—aloeves a Isttlo shorter, and the cotwage a little loiter. The ladies were remarkably self-j>ssrsaed, quiet and graceful, ami I think on the whole averaged prettier than I have ever seen (or the number on such an occasion. Sum* of our naval officers wore prw*- out ui their stunning uniforms, ud were honored with marked elteutiou aud the acctel smile*. I have written aM tlu* rigmarole iu order to ray something tthiul the l>Lyl oal development of those lr:h ladies. The Irish girl* we have seen iu Amer ica have full cheat*, targe, fine arm*, and are altogether plump and vital. When an American lady has shown me her arma—ouiulle-dip*, No. ft—-and ha* asked, " How can 1 get auch arm* ** Bridget's ?" and I have said, " H'orA— ux>rk a* she does, aud you will have her arm*," the Jady ha* generally *atd, " Oh, that i* not work, that comes from cliront*. I tell you if I had beeu brought up in Bridget'* climate, I ahouhl have had her fine bunt, but this terrible, dry American air lake* all lh juice* out of as." My ourioaitv wo* on tip-toe to <-e how lri*h holies, brought up ui tin* uioist, eveu climate, but without work, would look. I have aaid there were one hundred and fifty ladiw* preaent. They were certainly vary fwetty and very prettily dressed, but now, takiug the witae**- atand, I testify that I have never in America seem one hundred and fifty young women together with arm* *o •mall and chest* so tint and thin. They belonged to the idle clues, and all the world over women of the idle class have spindle anus and tliiu ohct, unless they IXKwme merely fat, which, with their weak muscles, is a sad ctu* b arras* mcnt. Klegaticc, education, rank, aspiration, ambition, prayer,—lheae will not pro duce a strong, full, muscular body. They are aot the appointed means. hlrercisr, tserciat work, work ! this produce* strong muscle*, full chosta and phvaical beauty. Hurl ta the ap pointed means. —iHo l.itria. A Bee Men. Dr. Campbell, president of Rutgers College, having discovered, bcucalli two horse-chestnut tret * in the "campus," great numbers of carpenter-bee*, each with the head detached, directed the attention of Kcv. Hamuel Lock wood, the emiuent naturalist, to the fact, and a s*ie* of careful observations acre made, with moat interesting result*. It was first noted tii at these bee a were ail of the same species, aud were, more over, all males or houoy-gslherer*. The case at first appeared ou* of wantou massacre, the merciless executioners being common Baltimore oriolea. Ou making a more thorough examination of these headless trunk*, it wa* discov ered that every body was empty, the insect having been literally eviscerated at the annular opoasug made at the neck by tho separation of the head. The in teresting fact di*cio*od by these obser vation* is, that these birds bad learned that the bodies of these particular bee* —the stingless males—were filled, or contained honey sipped from the blos soms of the horse-chesluut L and so they watched tho insertt till thoy were fully gorged, then, darting down upon them, snipped off their beads, aud always at one place, the artienlation, thus show ing themselves acqusintod with the anatomy of their victims as well a* their habits, and takiug advantage of both for the gratification of their love for sweets. YAI.CZ OF A GOOD Rirrrinn.— A young man had volunteered, and wa* expecting daily to be ordered to tko seat of wur. One dav liis mother gave liim an unpaid bill with the money, ami ask ed him to pay it. When he returned home nt night sho said : "Did you pay tluit bill?" " Yes," he answered. Iu a few days the bill was sent iu a second time. " 1 thought," sho said to her son, " that von paid this I " "I really don't remember, mother, you know I have had so many thing* on my mind," " But you said you fiid." " Well," he an swered, "il I said I did, I did." He went away, and his mother took the bill herself to the store. The young man had been known in tho town all his kfe, nnd wlint opinion was held of him this will show. "I am quitesnre," she said, " that my son paid this bill swma days ago; be has been very busy since, ntid haa quite forgotten about it, bnt he told me that day that he hnd, and he says if lie said then that he hnd, he ia quite sure that lie did." " Well," said tho man, " I forgot about it; but if he ever said he did, lie did." TUB NKKVH TRFKE. —-An interestasg discovery has, it is stated, been mode lately by an Italian. He has hit upon a method by which nerves may bo tuned like harp strings, snd brought into harmony with each other. His theory is Hint nervotts systems, like mwsioul instrument*, are all liable to cliango of tone, aud this change ia of little im portance if all the nerves ehango to gether, as by attention to diet ami tem perature the evil may bo corrected cn masse ; but when, owing to accident or nnoven wear, the general harmony of the nerves is destroyed, n disconnected action is the result, snd n special mode of treatment is.required, of which ho professes to possess the key. He calls himself s " nerve tuner," and con tracts to keep nerves in order by the month or year. Orxß.—Hhnt-guns make such nioe playthings for children. It in such fun for them to aim at their little play fellows, to play war and doer-shooting with them. 6f eonrso they are not loaded—oh, no! but sometimes they have away of going off whether they are loaded or not, and it is safe to say that coroners and undertakers hava re ceived ns many fees on account of these "empty" plnrthinffk, as they hare from paranne. A little fellow tried to frighten another little five-year-older by pointing his father's gun at him. The coroner thought the eMld might have been frightened at one time, but he waa cool and collected enough whon he called to see him. There are 90 woolen mills in lowa. IrUh ladle* A singular L&porlmoat. The following history i* given of an iron bull uuw in .Sacramento, C'al ; Tho ball is about three feel in diame ter, and weighs 1,710 pounds. It was tiikfu from a hole near Washington, Yolo county, a long time ago, and there i* H curious history connected with it Many years ago I. Nelson Tnderwoud, who wiu noted as a loot urn ou spiritual ■ sin and who Iwilievcd that diamonds eould lie iu*uu facto red by SOIUC chemi cal or scientific process by which carloti could be crystaluecil, tried many expert* incuts to accomplish tins end. Finally he had several iron balls, of wluoh this is one, east, and he and other members of the 1 hamoud Maiiufaotur •ig t'ouipauy, which he organised, took tho halls over the river, near Washing ' lon, and tried an ex|ierimeut. These large spheres were nut entirely solid, but each contained a vacuum in the ceuter, in which the carbon waa de posited. By use of ehemioala and the application *f a powerful galvanic bat tery, an intense heal was to be created, by which the diamonds were to he pro duced. 1 nke the recent diamond scheme of Nan Franoiooo, * few favontea only Were offered the op|H>rtUuity to take stock in the coiupauy. They all so compauu-d the disiviTCrer to the rear of Washington, where a tetnjiorary build ing had been constructed for tho ea peri maut. Kvcrything was adjusted, aud tLa put lies fortunately retired several hun dred feet from the building. Tha bat teries were connected by w ires, so that Underwood with his friend* could msm tain a safe position. The full i-ewer of the batteries waa applied, ami in a few momenta an rx pl.iaiun aa terrific a* that of an ordinary steam boiler occurred. The iron globe waa broken into fragments, aud oome of the pieces were scattered several hun dred feat. Everybody was frighteuod but no bod r was hurt. Thia ended the •erica of Underwood's exjierimcuta. It is possible that the vicinity of Wash ington is as well soiled with diamond* as the t'-olorudo diamond fields, but they don't lie upon the surface and sparkle IU the suu. I'uderwood died several ycarw ago, and a* nobody oeems inclined to carry on the business of diamuUihmakmg, the remaining iron globe has been dug tip aud will be con verted into old iron. The Horror* cf a Hlerm. A guntlcman from Blue Karth oountv, M iun., tells of an instance where, in driving along after the great storm, a team of horse* was noticed a little oif the beaten track, and on examination tli* horse* were fouud frutcn stiff, * landing on their feet, and looking per fectly life-like. Hitting ou tli* seat in an erect position, with the reins in hia hand, was the driver, dead, and iu the K>ttom of the sleigh, covered un with blanket* and straw, were the bodies *f seven peruous, all dead. One instance is related of a farmer who was at the town of New Uln ou the day of the storm. Not apprehending danger, he started to go to the town of Nicolclt, a few mile* distant. This wa* on Tuesday, at about 2f. . Nothing was heard of the man until the next S*v, when some af the citirens of Nieo lelt, who came out to see what damage had been done by the storm, discovered the top of the head of a hotwe sticking out of the snow. An excavation was made, and the tuiaaiug man was fouud sitting in hi* wagon with the reins in hi* hand, fruxeti to deatli. The horse was also dead. Tho man was found ouly about twenty rods from Nicol*tt, whir* his journey would have termi nated. It waa supposed that ho be came bewildered iu the blinding snuw, aud hud fruitlessly travelled around in a circle, a* is afteu the cos* under auch circumstances. A sod case is that of a voting man re turning from Canada with hi* bride. At l'omuie de Terre tho father of tb young mau met the couple, and they started for their home, near Fergus Falls. The storm aame on, and loaiug their wav the two in<*n left the bride :u the sleigh and started to find the road. Nothing has since been heard of Uu-ni, sud they undoubtedly perished. The mi u not returning, the brido left the sleigh, aud after wandering about for some time came to some logs, where she took shelter, where sho was fouud two days afterward so badly froscn that she can't live. A man aud a bov living northeast of Morris went out on Tuesdsy to get some wood. The team was found on Friday, but no tract* of the men. A Norwegian named Flndcrland left Morris for home Tuesday, since when neither man nor team has Wen seen or heard from. A Banian lie Incident. J>r. Ralph V. Aulick, a son of Com modore Aulick, di'd very suddenly nt his father's iu Washington some vontbs ago, Hie famijy lelie*iiig at the time that he was unmarried. On the following morning a voting lady j employed iu the Treaaurv Department, known a* Mia Oler, on (ic&rujg tho an nouncement of his death read from a newspaper, fainted, sod it was soon made known that the deceased was her hnsbard. In Ootaber lost, the will of the dc oased, mail* iu Philadelphia in May last, was ftlod in the Probate Court, f by which he left his property,consisting o i ten shares of Cincinnati <las-light Company's stock, worth nearly 930,000, to his widow. The father of deceased filed a caveat to tho will, and tho Judge ordered that issues l>e made for trial at the Circuit Court. The counsel for the caveat* >rs, after prol imi nary remark s, sa wl tkut the family had come to the conclu sion not to iutorpose further objectwms to the probate of the will. 'J"ho counsel for the widow said that there was now no course to take but to obtain a ver dict. A jury was accordingly sworn, j and the issues being rend, they returned n venliet that tho testator w:ui of sound mind at the time of making the will,aud that it wa* not procured by fraud, arti fice, or nnduo influence. Ten Cows for n \Tlfc. Corners ore not confined to Wall street, New York, or to Htnte street, j Boston. Neither are they made wboily by dealers iu stocks and bonds. Tho Zulus of HouUi Africa do uol need a missionary to teach them to be shrewd. Though a strong snd robust people, they nave a decided weakness for wo- | mankind. They have as many wives as they havo means to purchase, snd, un like many in civilised countries, they bnv not with gold, or houses, or estates but with cows. Twenty, thirty, or s hundred cows are given for a wife, no cording as the girl is young and beauti ful, or otherwise. One bold Znlo oper ator with large capital once bought np ell tho young and desirable girls in the market of the whole region, snd com pelled all who wanted to buy to pay ex fiorbitant prices for wives. Of course there was much distress, anil this diana trons state of things nttracted the nt- j tention of their government, nnd the r ecu re nee of it was prevented by a law, which fixes the legal price of a wife to lie only ten eows. No man can col lect more than this by law. He may receive fifty if he will, but he can force ne one to pay more than ten. A new process for preserving moats cohßists in dipping tho moat in melted ' butter and then packing in salt An IntrHlgmt Kh-pltanL la July, IHIO, tbo largest elephant cvtur seen iu Kugland vw sdmrUaud aa "just arrived." Henry Harris, the manager of Convent tiardm Theatre, pureltaa. J it for the stun of pine hun dred guineas. Mrs. Heury Johnson was to nde it; and Mtaa Fucker, tite Columbine was Is play up to It. Young happened to lis uu uiortnug at lite bos ...'lien, adjoiuiug the theatre, when his ears were assailed by a strange and unusual uproar within the walls. Ou asking one of the carpenters Uia cause of it, he was told "it was something going wrong with the elephant, he could not tell what." It hod been arranged thai Mrs. Hen ry Johnson, seated on a howdoh on the elephant s back, should pus* over • bridge, in the centre of a numerous group of followers, aud it was thought expedient that the unwieldy monster's trnclabihty should be tested, (hi ateu ping up to the bndga, which waa alignt and U-mporwry, the sagacious brut# dfew I wick his fore feet aud refused to budge. It is well kuowu as a fs<4 in natural history that the elephant, aware of its unusual bulk, will never trust iu weight on any object which is unequal to its support. The stage manager, seeing how resolutely the animal resist ed every effort to ootapel or induce it to go over the bridge in question, project ed thai they should sUy proceedings till next day, whan he might be u • better Mood,* 11 was during the repeti tion of kfee xt>erimcnl that my father liaving heard the cxtnuirditiary sounds, determinad to go npou the stage and see U he could ascertain the cause of them. The first sight that met his eyes kindled his indignation. There stood llie huge animal, with downcast ejaa and flapping ears, ntceklv submitting to blow after blow from a sharp irun goad, winch his keeper was driving ferocious ly into the fleshy part of hi* at (be root of the ear. The ffwr on which he stood was converted into a pool of blood. One of tha proprietor#, impatient at what he regarded aa avuaeleaa obotiuocy kept urging tlie driver to proceed to stiu severer vxtrcmitiea, when Charles Young, who waa a great lover of ani mals, expostulated with him, went up to the poor iietirni sufferer, and patted and car eased him; and when the driver was about to wield Lis iuat rumen* with even more vigor, he caught him by the wrist aa iu a vioe, and staved his hand hx.ni further violence. While an angry altercation waa going on between Young ainl tlie man of color who waa the driv er, Captain Hay, of the " A she!," who had brought over " Chuny " in his ship and petted him greatly, came in and begged to know what was the matter. Before a wurd of explanation could be the much-WTvmged creature spoke or hnuaaif; fur as soon aa he parcelvad the entrance of hi* patrtsi, he waddled up to lurn, and with a look of gentle appt 01, caught hold of bis hand with hi* proboscis, plunged it iuU> the blacdiug wound, and then thrust it before his eve#. Tlie gesture seemed to say a* Cilsinly as if enforc.-d by sjieecli, "See ow these cruel men treat "Chuny." Can yon approve of itf The hearts of tlia hard eat present were sensibly teach si by what thev aaw, and ainoug thorn that of the gcffllemsu who had been so energetic in proposing it# harsh treat ment. It was under a far batter im pulse that he ran out into the street, purchased a few apples at a stall, and offered them to him. I'hnuy eyed him askance, took them, threw them bet wean hi* feat, aud wbeu ha had crushed thctn te pulp, spumed them from him. Youug, who had gouc into Convent Garden on the same errand aa the gen tleman who had proceeded Lira, shortly after re-entered, and also hold out te him some fruit, when, to the astonishment af the bystanders. tlie elephant ate every morsel ;* oa<l then twined bis trunk with studied gentleues* around Y oug's waist, marking by his action thut though ho had rcacuted a wrong, ha did not forget n kindness. Earlj,(lrefnlmnler* in America. We have precise information sa to the visit* of the early Greenland oolouists to the continent of America. It was indeed doubted at one time whether Old Greenland itself was not a creation of Scandinavian romance. But the actual remains of the colony have been | brought to light, and modern discoveries have verified the ancient descriptions of the oouutry, it* climate, aad products. Beaidea tlie foundation* and walla of houaos, now overgrown with dwarf wil- j lows and actirvy-gr\ss, large churches and portions of' graveyards hsve boon found in the situatious mentioned in the ancient Icelandic records. Iu one plain, ouoe a meadow, but now overgrown with dundclioua and juuiiier-brush, many fragment* of bell-ffiotal, part* of 1 i church-bell*, wore picked up by the natives and hoarded a* speeimeua of geld. Rum* inscriptions have been found as far north as the Woman Island* in latitude 72" 55 \ and the most reoent expeditious hsvo ooufirmed the exist ence of all the natural landmarks men tioned bv the chroniclers. Their "vein* of gold 1 ' are shown to 1H deposit# of iron pyrites; the warm winds in winter, whioa"*ecm so marvellons to the auoisnt colonist* have been described by Sir L. MeOlintock, sad tlie hot springs of . Gnm-tok confirm the old Norsemen * ar- iCount of the boiling fountains st which the monks in Greenland cooked their food. Greenland woa colouucctl ot the •ml of the tenth century, and tlie sut' tlement prospered for 40t) rears. After the devastations of the l!l*rk Death, the settlers had to recede gradually be fore the advance of the Esqninwax or "Hkrtelings." and a valuable account of the etate of the country just before the tune when intercourse with Europe ceased ia to be found iu JPurcfia*' J tl grim*. Ivor Hard son, high stowurd to the bishop, was sent to the northern purta of tho colony to drive back the Esquimaux. "There," fiio wrote, "is *till standiug a church where formerly our bishop dwelt; but now the wild Skrudings have all that land, and there are many cattle but no people. Christian or liealhou, but all have been curried off by the enemy, tlie Bkrielings." That i* the last Unit" was heard of the doomed colony, and no one knows tho fate of the lnat haudfuls of settlers. Ihuiinh writers have been fond of imagining the migrations of their countrymen to the iec-bound roccwios of tho coat coast of Oroeulaml, whero thoy arc supposed to remain "carrying on s perpetual war with the savages in revenge for the ruin of their ancestors." But this is a mero fancy which baa lieen gradually dis proved, and exocpt in the books *f the antiquarians and tho vagne rumors of the seas, the memory of Old Greenland ha* long sine* passed away. A CoMrmcvr CLERK. —The Washing ton correspondent of the Norwolk (7a rntte says; " It was left to the cxpert neas and vigilant scrutiny of a Ooiinee ticnt lady clerk in the Treasury to de tect the 8500 bogus note which hail es caped tho detection of bank officials, and l>een sent to the Treasury for re demption. It came from Chicago, and is said to be the most finished bit of counterfeiting yet discovered. It was a S5 and SIOO bill evenly split through the eentre and pasted on to n hack split 1 from another bill, and so Eicoly adjust ed that the five took the place of the one in the figure mark and printed tho word as perfectly as in tho genuine bill. 'lt is to be retained as a specimen of I mosaic work in counterfeiting," TVririß: S2.CO u Year, iri Advance. la the Mottktj World. It was a Wild aud dreary fart of lit* country, My* a writer iu a Ute Loudon uiatjiuuue, in tho plain* of India, while journeying, that one day a friend and •elf eat down under the shade of an umbrageous bauyao-trwa, and we were enjoying a meal of various adiblea, to 1 he washed down by a glass of Baaa' >••(, whan wa were disturbed by the arrival ami the ooiee of a troop of large black-faced inottkeya—tha branch** overhead literally awarmed with them. They looked on ua aa interlopers, no doulit, ami for aoroa time their gesture* an MtwiittK that we were am prvheusive they would dispute the ground with ua. But after a time things •reined to settle down, and wa went on with our repeat in peace We had iusl riaeu from our meai, and were etroliing forth trom under the ahada, whan, to our aurpriae, one of tha moukeya, a young one, fell down from a high brwuoh at our feat. It wua quite dead. The clamor that arose above ua, on the oc currence of thia calamity, waa deafen ing. The whole assembly of monkeys clustered together for a ooufab. Long aud lotfi were the chattering* and varied the grituanoea of the tribe, each indi vidual vyiug with the other in the loud ucaa uf Lit tongue. Their look* and j gealuro* made it apparent that they uuperid ua aa being the aauae of the death of their juvenile ooturade; and had we had guua iu our hand*, or any other murderous weapons, we sbotdd no doubt have been aet upon amLgnal treated. But we were unarmed; and the good souse of the moukeya seemed to tell them that there muat be aome other culprit. Havmg oome to thia conclusion, one monkey, apparently the •enter and leader of the whole tribe, separated bimaelf from the rest, ran to the spot on the branch whence the young monkey had fallen, riaiaincd it carefully, amclt the branch, and then glided nimbly down one of the pillar* or pendant root*, with which the ban van-Ua* u o richly furuiahed, and came to the oortiae of the monkey, took it up, examined it minutely, pait ou laily tho aLoulder, where there waa a wound- not a gsa-tbot, but one aouie what smaller. Instinct immediately turned suspicion into a certainty. He placed the eorpae on the ground again, and turning bn> g* in every direction, j endeavored to pusree the foliage in hie •.■arch for the murderer. After a little while something seemed to rivet hie at tention ; it wa* but ftir a moment—the neit instant he had mounted the tree, sprung to the spot, and with one hand had aoiaed a long wiiip-anake, with iv& htoh he hastened to the ground. Nof occurred a moat carious scene. The whole monkey rabble, following their leader in hi* rapid movement, were on the grevmd almost as soon aa be; and then, aa many a* eould, ranged them selvtM on each aide uf the snake ; each monkey put hi* hand on the reptile, elntcluiig hold of the akin of the bank tightly. At a given signal the cnaou tioncrs dragged the body of the writh ing snake backward and forward on the ground, till nothing waa left of the murderer but the b ok bone. The mode of elocution waa at woe* nmm*rr and effectual; aud in tho way in which it was carried out, wc main fasted the clear understanding which the monkey language convey*. It remind* me of flic lingo of some of the i'aharoe tribes of Himalaya*, which consist* of a string or fucocouon of sounds like A.-Aa-eeo-1 /<oo—fMN-Ahi—equally unintelligible to ua a* the chattering* of the monkey, j but very well understood by the "hoo neom*ns, M by whotn it is used : even as the monkey* can comprehend one an other. Fngllsh Labercra in Brazil. A pwtj of over <>a hundred English agricultural laborers, who were induced to emigrate to Brazil iu the exportation of greatly improving their condition, appear to Lave been much disappointed with the results of their experiment*. These laborers wen aiianw fully deceived by the persons who induced them to emigrate. It was represented to them that when thev arrived in South America they would \>e received by Brazilian officials and conducted to the colony of Citnanea, where tbey were all to live to gether in a htmiv and prosperous com mauitv on until farms to be granted by the Government, who would find tools and seeds in addition to an allowance of two ahillingsa day until the gathering in of the uwt harvest—the food to be " chiefly duck, fowl and eggs." If they wished' to work for wsges, instead of holding farms, they were to be paid four shillings a day for the first six months, and eight shftlings a day afterward. They were further told that the soil was rich in gold, lead and other minerals, " tons of which were dag up almost pure and abandoned, beeanse the road to the Crt was not completed." Itmay reiulily imagined bow tempting were tliete prospects to the poor laborers, who had been reared in abject poverty, and bow cruel was their disappointment when on arriving in Brazil they found themselves obliged to live on blsak beans and rice, and to huddle for shelter into sheds poorer than the meanest cottages in Eng land, while the fine stories of farms and profitable occupation were discovered to be as illusory as the promises of abundant dtirk, and gold lying around looaa for want of transportation. Motoric* ami Miseries of the lottery. Au English mathematician, familiar with the theory of probabilities, demonstrated tliaC in a psirtieular year, tho chances wore 84,900 to 1 against a particular number winning the A 10,000 prize; 11.800 to 1 against s £5,000 prize; and 6to 1 against any prize at all. But all suob warnings were of no use. A banker's clerk wo* one d*v found raving mad in tho street; he had bought a ticket bearing a favorite number, and was robbed of it; on the day of the drawing of tho lottery that number onmo up s £30,000 prize, and grief and rage were too much for him. One Mr. Harnu*. s grocer, bought biur oouseoutive numbers; feariug that this would be uulucky, he exchanged one of them; but by an annoying freak i of fortune, the rejected number turned up n £*lo.ooo prize, which fell to the lot i of cue Uapt. Young. About a fortnight before the drawing of one of tho lotteries, three friend* de termined to buy a ticket among them ; but not l>eing able to agree upon the number to be selected, they requested a little girl to decide for them. She fixed upon No. 10,080. They did not dike it. She refused to amend her choice, declaring her conviction that the number would prove a lucky one. Whereupon, setting tier down as a silly gtKise, tfieT bought another ticket; but No. 10,000, as it happened, did turn np a prize of £20,000. The owner of White Conduit House, some sixty or seventy years ago, lost his all by lotteries, and became impover ished. Meeting a friend one day, he said he had a presentiment that a par ticular number would be a great prize ; money was lent to him to buy; it came up a prize; he squandered the treasure, and aiod a beggar. A despatch from Alexandria, Minn., says that authentic reports hsve been received of seventy persons who were frozen to death in Stevens, Grant, Doug las, and Otter Tail counties. Others are still missing, and believed to be dead ; many more crippled for life by freezing hud* hd feet, NO. r. BOSSJSM Winter Amusements, Tit* grand amusement of all in Bus sis is tUI of the "uie-UUla." Tber an Uiu ustrucUd: A strong acsffbniiafl is raised to the height of thirty feet, • ilk a lauding at the top, aaeeaded bj a ladder. Prom tec top of Uia landing a tibpmg plane of hoards i laid, about twelve feet ill width and ninety feel king, descending la a very acute ataxic to toe eurfaoe of lb* froaen river. Ttl* utolined plane in supported by wooden piles, decreasing to height, and tee udoa are protected by a parapet of planks. Upon the down-aiding plane are laid square slabs at tea, k>e to gether, and litem water ia poured all down the nl<>p. This water freeaee— lialf a minute or o of a Buaataa winter i quite enough for that -and the In* olm- then proses** a broad sheet f pure ice. From the bottom of llua in cline the anew ia cleared away upon the lerrd aarfaae of the froaeu river lor the tbatenoe of aix hundred feet, and tw- lve leet wide ( the aaxne width aa the inclin ed plana). The aideaof thla level eoafw are ornamented with dark green Ore and pinea. Each one who wialuat to tiidtigc in the national amusement provide# himself with a peculiar sort of t tedgw-- more like a butcher's tnty than anything da eaeeuda the ladder to the lauding at the top, scats httnaelf ia hie tray on the edge of the glittering incline. Off he goea I--and away he iheeia down the alope ef ice. Buab velocity doe# he at tain lief ore arriving at the bottom, thai ha ia not only named along the ill bun died feet of this icy leva! below, but clean up to the top of a second MM® like the fleet, with another alope on the other aide, down which ha eJuwia with the same raj iditr aa before, and away again to an eqavl diateaoe on the level below. A Kuooeaaion uf these fair-goers, fur mantted, seated in their eliding-traya. balancing themselves aa they eut along, one cluss upon the other, yet no chance uf overtaking each other (onWe* by eorae very unlucky amd very unusual upsrti. presents a to"#* peculiar and extraordinary soeoe. Wbeaever im balance does happen to be lost by * ■ man, down h* geoa all the same, to tee continual peril uf hie limlis or hi# neck, and it ia impossible to predict where abouts bia headlong earner will be Um ped. Bova eomctiawe —boys will, to anrteing—by way of e delightful in orvas* of tec danger, skate Uke a flash down the bright it.elincl plane, bakno tng themselves on one leg ! Prehistoric Man. An interesting lecture was delivered by M. Broca at th last meeting of the French Association for the Ad vanes meut of Science, LcM at Bordeaux. The subject was "The Troglodytes ci the Vcxere." It is curious to see bow rioee- Iv palstoatulqgisto nuy follow up the course .-f time through tee agi-s c. which there ia no other record but m occasional bone or bit of flint. *. Bruce shows thai the inhabitants of Die Vallev of the Yeaare, which flows through the i' rigoal, lived briore the modern epoch (dial which uumediatriy followed the qnarternary one), because the cerem* they illustrated do not eon tain a u&gli pulultwl llmi LiWlwi. They were cotemporarieo of the inaiu rnotn, since they fought, and even ate him; thev also knew the lion end the hrena. and themftre flourished at a time when the rwmdsex had not yet made its sjipcarance. But some of the different stations iuhatnted by them also shew that the letter animal did ex ist at their time, whence it must be in ferred that thia human race witnessed both the disapearaaee ef the old fanna and the advent of a new one; in other words, that it lived throughout a space of time during which the climate of France changed from African beat to Lapland cold. How many centuries this reprceoato it ia impoaaibla to de termine; bat there is evidence of the modifications the soil has undergone during that period. The Cxvorn do Meustier, at the time of its discovery, was filled with allavial earth, contain ing neither bones nor flint iaatramento. It ia only below this stratum we find such reliou. Hence tee Severn must, in prehistoric times, have been sabject to inundations; it must therefore bare IHHJU but little above the level of the river, whertseaal the present moment it is no lee# than '47 metre# above. Hence it has taken the waters more than 4,000 years, at the lowest, to effect an erosion of 81 feet Lime a Preserver or Hoed. Lime ia likely to he need largely as a pre server of weed. It has lately betu discovered that vuaselawhich earrv lime last much longer than others. For a block psvomeut it ia arid an application of lime can be successfully made. In frame bouses, the apace between the la S and aiding could be filled cempartly with tunc, and the usual decay pre vented, at no very large expense. In regard to limo in connection wuh ship timber, the experience of an old ship builder on the oowt of Maine, pub lished in the JfecAovtirV Mapizinr. is of interest: He had been in the habit of filling up the space* between the timbers with hard stone lime, and ramming it in. calculating that slight leaks would cause the lime to expand and fill the crevices. Long observation# had led him to con sider lime a good preservative. A coasting schooner, built of Maine tim ber, unseasoned, and loaded with lime, had gone ashore and bilged. Being raised and repaired, the schooner re mained sound for thirty years, with ex ception of the wood that bad been used in making tee repairs. It had been noticed also that the vessel* carrying cargoes of lime generally lasted longer than others. But the mest striking case wss that of a platform of pine planks, used to mix mortar on. and that had been employed by father, aon, and grandson, ana being BO longer needed, was suffered to remain on the ground, and became overgrown with grass and weeds After a period of sixty years, having occasion to use the ground, the planks were removed, and found to be as firm and hard as when first laid down. The Firrt Newspapers, Hudson in Speaking of the Press, gives us the following most interest ing Uhle of every newspaper per enter prises : .Yum*. 7W. Tsar. 0 Piiutuig Introduced...Maysncs. 148 i l-*aetu Nursmlwrg 1T t-Ou-ouiol* Cologne 14*9 S-Oasette Vomos. 1570 4 I>is Frankfurter Ob •rprwteraUa Zsltung.Frsnkfort ....1615 0-Weekler Newe5.......L0nd0n... 16M 6 Gazette de Franes... .Paris 1631 T-Poetneeh I roikes-Tid niug Bwoilen 1644 S-Memirius I'oliUeae... LMth, Scotland... I#M -( ourant Bssrleia. Holland. 1656 10-1-uMic Oocurrsnoes. Dublin, Ireland. .16530 11-PueV Oeturreases.. . .Dublin. Ireland. .1700 ia-Os*etts. Bt.Petersb"g. 8u*.17P3 13-New Letter ... D0*t0n...... 17M 14-Oraoets de Msdiid Madrid, Spain 1704 15-Mercnrv....... >J' ... .Philadelphia, Pa,1719 16 -Gazett Now Vork 17S 17-Gazrtt \IV* IH-Oazette .Charleston, 8. C..1731 19-Gazette . Williamsburg, Y5.1786 20-Gazette..... Calcutta ..JIM Ten bushels ef boiled potatoes, mash ed snd mixed with three buirils of finely ground com will make a* much pork as double tee quantity fed in a raw stoto." way from alu has been wricked with tWifity-ilx person* on j board. r j A gift employed fa a Haass* City candy stiff* baa jMlw l hair to Alt|) # ow i Th# fWetrirt, 111, beet stigiur fsjbirr TESs ***** BSie ' n * j Aa advartl—it fur an industrious ' lad in Wilmington, H C„ brougot but 375 riaiminf to be such. ' In three yearn not fewer than ona hundred and forty-one murders were committed hi New Tork city. Whole herds of eatUe were caught in the atom fa Minnesota, and' wemfroreu ! to death. Them are thirty-nine life eonvicte in the Illinois State Penitentiary, thirty seven of whom are murderes. There were over 14,000 persona een toi ced to imprisonment for drunkec mae ia England and Walea l**t year. The Eeghak navy ia aboot to discard i the open nock shirts, which from time immemorial have given British sailors the bronchitis. i A youth at Fail Biver skated into an other *hc other day with so much vigor that he burst a blood vessel in bis head sad died the nest day. The bailer of the steamer Julia ex ploded near Enfale, Ala,, scalding thir ; teen persona. Two of them were killed, one mortally injured, and another has not been found. Ossia E. Dodge ia the defendant in a soil for divorce, ia St. Paul, Minn. He ia flftv two, and bia wife twenty-right; ! and she alleges brutal treatment and i mania! infidelity. A shrewd old Yankee said he didn't believe there was say downright i-nre for tamaraa ia a man "bat,** be added, .|i„ known eeeoad wife to harry it *°JTA. Brown, a eitixen of Delphi, la. and CBerk of the District Coart, ia un der arrest for attempting to Are the bttildiogi in order w ' *lwy tbi f rideoees of an alleged defalcation on hie part. Nine railroad corpora uot* in Ma*#*- chusetta last year di'idod tea per eeut. two divided mac, three divided eight, three divided seven, undivided six pet cent, seven divided leas than six, and twenty-live mad. no dividend*. The average net income from the year a do ings was 6 S-10 per cent. oa the invest- Aa old bachelor editor thus, in hie •pite, comments on a recent i -.alight incident: "We left oar sanctum at mid night last night, and oa our way home *aw a young lad* and gentleman hold ing a gate oa its binges. They were evidently indignant at, being out so late, and we saw them bite eseh other several times." The ordinary weight of a full-grown liriß buffalo ia about 1,500 or 1,600 pound*. They do not, however, yield the us proportion of *rnilnbl an- the teine ©ovine, their rkine bring heavier boaca larger, and five-quarters more massive andweighty. Old fellow, with horns full of wrinkles, would in cline the scale at 4,500 pounds. The famous Morrison's pills. It grains each, consist of aloa, m of Urtar. and mdocynth; another kind of this pill contains £be same ingredients, besides gambit HolkW. pills, about rqsally famous, am compiled of aloe, myrrh and saffron. Brandreth s pills .how man of podophyllum, thickened jtrieari pake-berrica, saffron, dorm, oil of peppermint. A diminativ* price of masculine con ceit was nicely put down the other even ing. Hews* detailing to a lady how <*Te of our moat noted briria bad token bis arm on the avenue on Sunday even ing. "I dont know what people would have thought, r Wg%" the air oTa lsdv-kiiler. Oh ! don % Jam yourself, Mr. —-," was the reply ; " they probably took you for her little The five teste of friAhip--Leud yonr friend a good nmbr- lk, and live to see it back again. In vi> him to yonr clnb and treat him to cold *. find that Us foqnyaa you. Ask him to post a letter, and b-arn that within a week be has actually done so.' Oat a Mb to his new billiard doth without ruffling his Twad upon his gontyloe, and nc bim smiling at yonr clumsiness. - An engaged youag fentridan jot rather neatly oti ol t liUlt ecxnpe- witli his intended She taxed him with having kissed two ladies at some party t wiiioh she was not present He own ed it. but said that thau united agea onlv made twanty-ooe. lhe rimpte minded girl tho-,ght ef too and eleven and laughed off her pool. He did not explain thai one was nineteen and the other two yearn of age. Wasn't it art ful ? The Russian peasant# are veiy super stitions. Tbcv cross themselves on all mwuibn*, and the name of Clod, rever ently uttered, ia canetontly on their lips. They never enter a room without bowing low before a holy picture, which hangs in one corner of evety room in a Russian houae. Thej wear, universally, amulet*, (usiudly I twill CTOBH, or swrod medalh to protect them from harm and evil spirits, m whose existence thej im plicitlybelieve. Fueeli, the printer, hsd a great ilia like to the species of conversation known as " tottk." Once, when sitting in his room among some trifling visitors who were discussing the westher and such like interesting •nbjeeto, be burnt forth with a—"We had pork for dinner to day." " D* ar < Jb. Fuaeli, i what aa odd remark," exclaimed one. ••Why," replied be, "its as good " ! anything you have been saying for the j last half hour." To ad vertise is to remind your fellow t citiseni of yoar existence, a fact they , ate not under any special obligation to ' remember, from the mere fact of having seen vonr signboard. Unenterprising i and dull peiwde are to apt to fall into obscurity. If a man can make * ueaa he can unmake it. He will be j prettr sure to do it, if he fails to use i the strongest aid in kt# reach— the logu ' paper Hide yourself in your shop amd yonr business will hide with yon. A newspaper of lowa gives rather a , discouraging account of what the far mers in those " diggings " are doing, or ' rather not doing. Here ia the Price Current: A pair of winter booto costs two loads of potatoes; a night a lodg ing, a load of oats; the wife wears five acres of wheat; the children each ten ncres of corn; the price pf aa overcoat is a good four-year-old steer; of a Sun day rait, tirenty fat hogs. The farm, too, wears a mortgage that is worse than hard-pan to the soil, and the an nual tax rots the roof faster thaii rain. In the case of Colonel Evans, who was lost on the steamer Missouri, a Cal ifornia exchange inform® na that the Mutual life Insurance Company, of San Franeisco, has paid his widow the amount of hia policy, "genteouslv waiving " an asserted right to withhold payment for a year and a hair in all eases where the body of the diseased is not recovered. If there bq.gpy law granting such * right to insuri< com panies, it is one which is not geiarally known to poll * v-koldera, and oast which should be repffp-od on the earliest pppor tunity. j. A Missouri eoneroomlent offers this sensible advice : " bete is a mistake, whieh many people make in naming West, and thri is t ey put all their I monev in land, rirpecting to rtdw grain and sell it to make money 4<r wapport tlieir families, and make a start at the West, forgetting that they have*, start at the bottom, test they are ttt* new country, that they have averythjng to bny, and that uu grain at the market nere, while, if tev had been eonriaf with leas land, and put their moneyuk®^. 1 in a few rears they could have bought all the'land they wanted. ** . ;ii- atotals x* ti " *;•