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ftlitll v ELK COUNTYTIIR REPUBLICAN PAItTT. Two Dollars tkr Axurjii. HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editoii and Publisher. RIDGWAY, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1871. NO. 28. VOL. I. SUMMER LEAVES. Upon ber pretty bead tho light streams down, Through beech-boughs covered with n foliage brown, Mellowed by August and a pattern weaves As fanciful and whimsical and fair, As If some poct-fuculty there wero In Summer leaves. Changeful those shadows as tho changeful train Of litrht caprices In her way nnd brain Which tho delicious dream of youth de ceives ; For youth Is overflushed with fever of life, And there is perilous fascination rifo 'Neath Summer lcaves,- And while the arrow-weed in the current drags. The moorhen fishes and the crowded flags, The great water-lily dips and heaves As the slow swanB pass Indolently by This studious maiden does not lilt her eye To the Summer loaves. Is she where Arden's forest-valleys wind, Where page-accoutred, witty Rosalind Through endless generations laughs and grieves r It is our mastcr,Shakespeare, who doth shower . Upon her thoughtful head this happy hour, His Summer leaves. Is it some troubadour of modern time Who loves beneath a-stival trees to rhyme, And with gay song his lack of frame re trieves f Fain would I fancy that tlie maiden sweet Turn page by page, in her serene retreat, My Summer leaves. London Society. A YACIITMAX'S ROJIAXCE. I. ine lionaon season was over, and a considerable number of its late celebri ties wera collected in various pleasant spots closely contiguous to the waters of tho Solent. Blighted beings bad repaired to Cowes, acid shattered hearts to Hyde. Gentlemen who were, in proper parlanco, about " done up," were enjoying them selves with an hilarity that might have betokened the zenith of worldly pros perity and commercial success in differ ent crafts belonging to the pleasure fleet which covers the English Channel with animation during the months of July, August and September. Of all social phenomena there is none probably more curious than that thus stated by a dis tinguished novelist : " Uow is it that men who in their palmy days I have seen baggard, careworn and dejected by the bi tuple fact that they are utterly and irretrievably ruined, suddenly be come the most light-hearted and j illiest of mankind '" The explanation probably is reaction reaction from the suspense of , anxiety to the certainty of despair. Or possibly the philanthropists who pro pose to themselves the extinction of impecuuiosity at a modest profit of eighty per cent, might consider that the true raixon d'etre was to be found in the fact that these volatile human wrocks are blest with expectations in the back ground, and usually have a reversionary interest more or less available. The scene is Ryde Pier, and the hour about 7J r. sr. A pretty spot, and by no means an unfavorable hour for visi tiug it. Like Melrose, Kyde Pier and the view which it presents may be visi ted with signal propriety by the p.tle moonlight or in the pale twilight. The eternal promenade on the pier-head, the perpetual accompaniment of brilliaut music and interminable scandal, the ceaseless tide of demonstrative flirtation these things are pleasant enough per at, but they have, no doubt, a tendency to become monotonous. It is a very different thing Ryde Pier alter dinner. You can secure society without crowd and company without effect. You may meditate solus, or solus cum tola, you may flirt. And the prospect is not without its charm. There in the Solent is the squadron of dainty craft, their Bails furled, still and motionless at anchor, the lamp fixed to their mastheads re flecting itself with a quivering motion in the tide below ; and the whole effect being that of a marine i'lumination. A little further on, and you see the line of light on the mainland, and distinctly trace the terraces of Southsea and Ports mouth. If you turn round you will see full in your face the little town of Hyde, alive with gas and the windows of the Victoria Yacht Club all aglow. Then, probably, to enhance the sentiment of the moment, the strains of music steal upon you ; and were it not that you are seasonably reminded of contingent rheu matic pains, you might bo tempted to lapse into poetic reverie. Mr. Jim Lawlusse, to address him at once by his familiar title, was scaicely a gentleman of a poetic temperament, yet from the prolonged inteutness of his gaze upon tht witters as he lounged across the railing of the pier, and the fact that he had buffered his cigar to be come extinguished iu his hand, he might, for all one could have told to the con trary, been meditating a sonnet to his mistress's eyebrow, or be speculating deeply on the philosophy of the uncon ditioned. Of that little yacht yonder the one nearest the shoie, with its tiny light twinkling from amid its rigging the Sea Fan was her name Mr. Jim Lawlesse was temporary proprietor. Jim's friends were in the habit of saying that, having made the laud too hot for him, he had taken to the waters ; and there may have been reasons which rendered St. James street's, slightly too public place for our hero. So Mr. Law lesse had accepted an invitation from an old college friend to go on a yachting trip in the Sea Fan. But the Sea Fan's owner had been called away, and Mr. Lawlesse was the man in possession pro tern. A boat containing a gentleman and two ladies pulled to the pier, and Mr. Lawlease's attention was aroused. The party had come from the Petrel, about a mile out, and consisted of the proprietor of the Petrel, Sir Hedworth Dare, and his two daughters, who stood to each other in the relation of step-sisters, as Sir Hedworth had married twice, Edith and Kate. When Mr. Lawlesse went up to the two as they landed it wag pretty obvious that Sir Iledworth Dare would have been quite as well pleased had that gentleman not chosen to present himself ; for the Baronet re garded Mr. Lawlesse as a detrimental, and had a wholesome and parental hor ror of the class. " Ah ! Lawlesse j thought it was Moon ington," said Sir Hedworth) "said he would be here to meet us." ' ' The Hon. Sam Moonington was eldest son of the heir of Moonshine, and desper ately smitten with Miss Kate Dare. Sir Hedworth so said Eyde society was bent upon the match. The Hon. Sam was certainly a catch : so said the ladies ; Moonington was an ass: so (somewhat abruptly) said the gentlemen in general, and Mr. Lawlesse iu particular. Jim, however, was not to be taken aback by this very tepid welcome, and walked down the pier with Sir Hed worth and his two daughters. " Are you going to the ball to-night, Mr. Lawlesse 't" asked Kate Dare. It happened to be withip. a few hours of the commencement of the Yacht Club ball. Of course Mr. Lawlesse was going; and bo was Mr. Moonington. That gen tleman had just joined them ; and so they all were. " And we shall meet again presently." And Jim Lawlesse sauntered off, after having bade the ladies an au rcvoir in decidedly better spirits than when he had first met Sir Hed worth and the Misses Dare, too. " I don't think I should mind backing my luck against that of the honorable Sam's," said Jim Lawlesse as he proceed ed to dress. Miss Kate Dare had prom ised Mr. Lawlesse the first waltz. II. The dance given by the Royal Vic toria Yacht Club was unusually and brilliantly successful that year ; so said everybody ; and the ball is certainly one which, if for no other reasons than those of a spectacular nature, is well worth seeing. The elegant devices which con vert a balcony into a corridor, the pro fusion of banners, the trophies o' yachts men, the decidedly nautical features in tho dresses of the ladies all these add a charm which is exclusively their own to the affair. Mr. James Lawlesse entered the room almost r-t the same time as the Dare party. On tho arm of Sir Iledworth rested his eldest daughter, on that of the Hon. Sam, Miss Kate Dare. Tho Baro net's tone was more chilled than ever wheu he caught sight of our hero ap proaching in the distance. Amid an indescribable chatter.strongly flavored with marine jargon, the first quadrille was danced. Mr. Mooning ton's partner was Miss Kate Dare, his vis-a-vis the gentleman whom we have for form's sake christened the hero of this slight narrative. But the first quadrille, as even first quadrilles are sometime or other, was over at last, and within a very few minutes of its termi nation Mr. Lawlesse claimed the young er of Sir Hedworth's two daughters as his partner in the first waltz ; and Mr. Moonington surrendered the lady who without doubt was the object of his af fection and ambitions, certainly not with the best grace in the world. Miss Dare, however, was close by, and disen gaged. Would Miss Dare give him, the Honorable Sam, the pleasure of that waltz? Most happy; and the pair whirled oft'. The elder of Sir Hedworth's two daughters was far from displensed at the contretemps, and she determined to ninkethemostofit. Shedidnotsee why the heir to the Moonshine peerage should be calmly appropriated for and by her younger and half-sister. For her part, she could never quite under stand what there particularly was to charm people in Kate. Besides, Kate had her time before her ; she had only finishod her first season, nnd ' Edith Dare's first season was un affair of the more or less long past. If Kate did not choose to know her opportunity, such a charge of ignorance should . not be brought against Miss Dare. In plain truth this young lady was as little pleased with her father as with her sis ter in the present matter. It would be no such bad thing, she thought, if the event should prove that the calculations of the former were at fault ; as for Kate, the child was far too ignorant to calcu late at all. The fair partner of Mr. Moonington put forth ull her pleasures and they were not inconsiderable to captivate and please. She suggested a walk in the corridor it was so hot in the ball room. Curiously enough, Kate and Mr. Lawlesse had proceeded in the same direction only a few minutes previously. Curiously enough, also, the keen eyes of Edith Dare had noticed the movement. "I think," said that young lady, in a low tone, " we will sit here, just behind that pillar. The air blows in so cool, and we have Buch a pretty view of the sea." Almost immediately on the other side of the pillar were Miss Kate Dare and Mr. Lawlesse. " Ah ! Mr. Mooniugton, there, I de clare, are my sister and Mr. Lawlesse. How very sentimental!" And Edith looked up into the face of the Honorable . i - x I.:- : Haul, WHO, jUQgiug iroui uutrijaoisiuu, was not particularly pleased. lie looked in the direction indicated, and then turned again to his partner. TTnr)-r th shadow of the tiillar Edith advanced with her cavalier a little nearer ber sister. " Romance, did you Bay, Mr. Law lesser I don't think there's much romance iu the present century, least of all at Ryde. If you want romance 1 think it would be necessary to search for it on far wilder waters than those of the Solent" " I suppose," returned Mr. Lawlesse, who had evidently been reading hion in Heaven, that romance is to the romantic." " And who is romantio now-o-days 'i" The oair were standing close together, and Mr. Moonington and his partner could distinctly see Mr. Lawlesse's hai,d laid upon Kate Dare's. "I think, Mr. Moonington, we will go inside. It is getting rather chilly here romantic perhaps : rheumatio, certainly," said Miss Dare, in accents sufficiently audible to arouse the atten tion of her sister and Mr. Lawlesse. "Hadn't a notion," remarked Jim, turning round with something of con fusion, " that anvbodv was so near." The Hon. Samuel Moonington did not ask Miss Kate Dare to dance again that evening. In her dreams that night, when the ball was over and the dancers dispersed, Miss Dare saw herself the Countess of Moonington ; and if any thoughts vis ited her sister's slumber, I am disposed to fancy that they were principally rela. tive to Jim Lawlesse. Hi. . A beautiful morning, two or three days after the club ball j Ryde was thin ning gradually ; but among the visitors who remained were Sir Hedworth Dare, his two daughters, Hon. Sam. Mooning ton, and Jim Lawlesse, the latter of whom still waited the return of his friend, the proprietor of the Sea Fan. Sir iledworth Dare was going to tana a morning's sail in his yacht, the Petrel. His two daughters were coming, and they were to be accompanied by mr. Moonington. The Baronet had noticed something of the events of the ball- night, and Mr. James Lawlesse was dis creetly omittea trom tne party. Kate Dare was passionately lond of the sea, and was herself an excellent oar. one had told Jim as mucn tne other night. She could not imagine, she said, any life more perfect than the yachtman's : and it muBt be allowed that the existence is not without its at tractions. If you study independence, you realize it in a degree possible under no other circumstances. You go from place to place according to your own sweet will. The instant that a senti ment of boredom commences to creep over you your anchor is weighed and the scene is changed. Hotels may charge prohibitory prices,lodging-honse-keepers may drive their inmates to dis traction ; what care you f All that hotels and all that lodgings could sup ply you have close at hand ready to your beck and call. Sir Iledwortlrs party were on board the Petrel, and the yacht was just about to slip her moorings. " here s Kate, Edith r inquired the Baronet, not seeing his youngest daugU. ter on deck. " Oh, down in the cabin, papa 1 sup. pose. These last two words wero added in a somewhat lower tone, and as she Said them Edith rather blushed. She sat down, however, presently, next to Mr. Moonington, and was soon making the running at a speed not less than that of the good yacht 1'etreU " Tell Kate to come up, said Sir lied' worth, after he had leisure to think of other things than certain matters of purely nautical importance ; and Edith Dare called for her sister down the companion-ladder. Receiving no answer. she descended into the cabin. "Papa," she said, on returning, "I don't see Kate at all. I suppose at the last minute she made up her mind not to come." This was not exactly the truth. Edith Dare had determined from the first that Kate should not be among the party, and to this end she had managed to di vert her attention to something else at the moment they were leaving the house, Sir Hedworth was not satished with the explanation, and knit his brow. His younger daughter was his favorite, and, not being blind to the character or the elder, he did, in plain truth, suspect something ot the ruse that had been ex ecuted ; but he said nothing, and the Petrel went on. Some person else had selected the pres ent morning as a favorable one lor a sail, and that was Jim Lawlesse. He had taken no companion, and was talking abstractedly to tho master of the Sea J'ah. The regulation telescope was sus pended from his neck, and something impelled him to look through it in the direction of what seemed a black speck. lie examined it again. " .Looks uncommonly like a boat, and so far as I can make out, whoever is in side her is iu distress, for it appears to me," said Jim, " as if they were making signs." The master of the Sen Fan was of the same opinion, and the pair decided that they would " stand about and try and get at the object. ' By Jove !" cried Jim, as they drew a little nearer, " it s a woman, I declare I And a woman it certainly was evi dently exhausted with the severity of her efforts to make headway against the waves. They were now within two or three hundred yards of the boat; and Jim ordered the yacht's pinnace to be let down, and said he would himself run up to this female Columbus. " Aliis Uare, cried Jim, as the pin nace touched the boat, "is that your What on earth brought you here three miles trom the shore r " Oh ! Mr. Lawlesse, 1 am so glad to see you, or some one. I was about get ting exhausted, and thought $ut Kate Dare was unable to say more, tor she tell back in a dead taint Jim Lawlesse transferred himself into her boat, and rowed to the yacht ; and when Kate Dare next became sensible, she found herself lying in the ladies' cabin of the Sea Fan', with Mr. James Lawlesse at her side. " How very kind 1" were . her first words ; and, " How very fortunate." "It was certainly fortunate that should huve seen you ; but there is no kindness," said Jim. " Don't speak till you nave quite recovered. The recovery wag not long delayed and Kate Dare commenced to tell Jim Liwlesse exactly what had occurred. "iou know, she said, "that we that is, papa, and Edith, and Mr. Moon- ington-r-were to nave gone out tor sail in tne Petrel this morning. Well, was dressing, and thought I had plenty of time, when, on looking out of the window, I saw the yacht starting. I was determined not to be robbed of my cruise, so I hurried and went down to the water, and got into the little boat. You see, they were close to me. The Petrel didn't seem to be- more than hundred yards ahead, and I thought that I could easily attract their notice. Besides, I had imagined, naturally, that they would, discover 1 was left behind ; and I thought most likely they would put back for me. However, I couldn manage it ; and I rowed on and on ; and when X looked back, the shore was ever so far behind, and I didn't know what to do ; and I only hoped some person would pick me up and at last you did : and I am really more obliged than I can say." Jim blurted out some disclaimer, in reply, which does not materially affect the course of this narrative. It was- dtcided that tho best plan would be to steer for home immediately, and to land as near Sea View as possi ble where Sir Hedworth Dare's house was situated. "People talk so absurdly in Ryde," added Miss Kate Dare, a9 an argument to clench the plan. When the shore was reached, there was scarcely a person visible ; two persons, however, had noticed we aisemoarxation from the Sea Fan one was Edith Dare, and another Mr. Moonington. " If that does not convinoe him noth ing else will," thought Miss Dare. Miss Dare s wish was accomplished. and before the house was reached the heir of the earldom of Moonington had declared himself. " Where on earth is Kato ?" said Sir Hedworth, as he met Mr. Moonington and his newly-gained fiancee. We have lust seen her, papa, landing from Mr. Lawlosse's yacht," was the sis terly reply. " The devil you have 1 replied the Baronet, sotto voce. "Ah I here they come, I declare. added miss Dare. " nope you vo Dad a pleasant sail, Kate ?" "Kate," said Sir Ucdworth, as that young lady was bursting out into all manner of eiaculatory explanations, want to speak to you at once. I am surprised," continued the Baronet when the library was reached, " that you should have given me toe slip in the dis honest manner you did, simply to do a most improper thing go out in the yacht of a young man to whom you know 1 exceedingly object. As tor his conduct, it is simply disgraceful. I don't understand it, upon my soul I " " Oh, papal what do you mean r burst in Kate. " Mr. Lawlesse has saved my life." And Kato narrated to her father all that hud occurred. The Baronet's face changed more than once in the course of his daughter's story. " do up and dress tor dinner, Kate, 1 will go and thank Mr. Lawlesse." Sir iledworth met that gentleman standing on the steps of the porch. mo tcanks whatever are due, Sir Hedworth," , replied Jim. " 1 am only sincerely grateful that I saw your daugh ter when I did." "Dou't go, Lawlesse," continued the owner of the PetreL " Come and stay to dinner." And so saying, Sir Iledworth turned aside to speak to his elder daiih- ter, whom he saw coming.. "Edith," he said, " I should like to know what you meant' by telling me that Kate was in the cabin this uiorn- " Keally, papa, 1 knew nothing to the contrary. I'm glad she was in more agreeable society. But Mr. Moonington is in the library, and I know is anxious to see you. He is calling you pray go 1 Later on that evening there was another interview this time between Sir Hedworth and Mr. Jim Lawlesse. It was entirely satisfactory. Kate had spoken to her father in the interval on the subject of her lover. Jim had made, and would make, no declaration without Sir Hedworth's consent. That consent was given. " Lawlesse, you have not only saved my daughter's life, you have acted, as I have heard from her, in a manner in finitely creditable to yourself." "Kate, said Jim to his athanccd bride, before they parted that night, "don't you think I was right, and that there may be romance even close to Ryde, and on the waters of the Solent, after all '(" London Society. A Wonderful Dog. The Marshfield (Mo.) Citizen gives an instance of a remarkable exhibition of intelligence by a member of the canine population of that town. The dog had been decoyed to Springfield by some teamsters, and was then taken to Mrs. Walton s boarding-house and chained. We will let the Citizen tell the rest : " Mr. Abbott, hearing of the ' where, abouts of the missing dog, sent word im mediately to Springfield to release him, which was accordingly done. Frank at once made straight for the depot, and patiently remained there until train time. This fact was particularly no ticed by the railroad employees of that place. , " After waiting there for several hours two trains came thundering along, one bound east, the other west. Frank's tail now gave evidence of unbounded joy, and without going through with the usual ceremony at the ticket office, jumped aboard of the eastern bound train, determined to dead bead it if possible. Upon arrival at Marshfield, without making any inquiries as to what place it was, he bounded off the train and made his way home, seemingly the happiest dog alive. What makes it re markable is the fact that he came alone, and was the only passenger that got off the train at this point, and that he should get on the right train at Spring field, even when the western bound train started a few minutes before the eastern. We hear his master intends to appoint him as travelling agent. Ha is now be ing trained for that purpose." A good story is told of a patriotio do minie up in Berkshire, who, in the war times of IS 12, was prone to thank the Lord very specially, as well as vey fer vidly, for any favor shown to our arms. On Saturday night a neighbor received a packet of newspapers relating to one of our famous naval victories, and being familiar with the parson's peculiarity, despatched them to him. It was a treat victory, and the good man rose to his prayer, trembling wun excitement all the more that the subject matter would be news to most of his hearers. "We desire to thank thee," he began, " for the great victory that our frigate, the the I've forgotten the name, but no mat terour frigate has gained over the enemy's ship-of-war, the the I've for gotten that name, too, but thou knowest, for it is in ail the papers." A Rear Fight in Arizona. On the 19th of June last, Cnpt. J imes O. Hunt, First Cavalry, and Capt. W. 8. Fuller, Twenty-firBt Infantry, with five mounted men, left Camp Apache, Arizo na, for a short visit to the Zuni villages, or Pueblo Indians. On reaching the top of one of the swells an immense bear was discovered about a mile ahead, evi dently coming down the trail to the river tor water. The bear at the same moment catching Bight of the party, turned off to his riujht, and was heading for the foot hills some eight or nine miles distant, as if desirous of gaining tho timber. He struck a gait apparently of the clumsiest kind imaginable, but which, when tested by the speed of the horses, proved that at least for some dis tance a horse a full speed can hardly keep up with a bear such as we find in the chain of the rocky mountains or the continuation of that range. By permission of Captain Hunt, Cap tain Fuller, with Corporal Hyde and Privates Armstrong and Haley, started out their horses to overtake the bear be fore he could reach the mountains or the rocks and timbers of the foot hills. With horses in good condition, and a free use of spurs, after a chase of four or hve miles, they succeeded in closing to a few rods diBtance, or about thirty yards. Captain Fuller by good luck first suc ceeded in sending a ball through Bruin's hind leg. The effect was to cause the brute to run on three legB, with his right hind leg held oft the ground, crimsoned with a tree flow of blood. The bear at first rather increased his speed, but the wound soon began to tell on him, as he attempted, after gaining a little distance to turn and bite at the wounded toot. A shot from Corporal Hyde's carbine again cut him across the ham. The whole par ty, keeping up their fire had drawn up to within some twenty yards of him, when he whirled short around to the left and bounded toward the horse of Corporal Hyde. The corporal turned his horse and gave him the spur, but in a wonderfully Bhort time, considering his clumsy movements, he overtook the horse and caught him by the flanks. The poor horse gave one desperate kick, for an instant throwing off the bear, but in a second more the horse was pulled down on his haunches, and with one motion of his paw tho bear knocked Hyde out of the saddle. The horse gal loped off wildly, while the corporal, with out any weapons, was rolling on the ground struggling for his life in an ao- tual nnd literal wrestle with a wounded bear. It was a desperate position and un equal contest on the ground. Captain r uller and Armstrong reined in their horses, while within three yards of their horses feet was this enormous bear le rociously biting and tearing the limbs ot the unlucky corporal. The weapons of tho party had been discharged and were empty; and with the coolest of men it requires some little time to load a Spencer carbine or revolver while in the saddle. Uorporal Hyde struggled manfully, striking with his fists and arm Sown the mouth and throat of the bear, while his own blood ran in streams from his wounds. The bear rose twice on his hind legs, standing much above the corporal's head, and the two literally wrestled as two men would in a prize fight. The wounded leg of the bear was Hyde's sal vation, or the claws in the brute's hind feet would soon have torn out his en trails. Tn ferocity and wildness nothing could surpass the horrid appearance of the brute, with bloody foam dripping from his jaws, while the poor man called to the party to help him for God's sake, or he would die. No one had a load to tire. Armstrong, believing that there was a load in his carbine, jumped off his horse, and placing the muzzle of hiB piece against the side of the bear, pulled the trigger, and it only snapped. The next instant tho bear left Hyde, and was tumbling Armstrong, biting and tearing him as he had done with Hyde, who was lying covered with blood a tew feet distant. It looked in this position of affairs as if two of the party would re ceive mortal wounds before the others could assist them. But here Haley got one load in his pistol and fired it at the bear. The ball must have cut him, tor he bounded away from Armstrong, and with his leg held up, again ran for the mountains. The two men presented a dreadful sight, with pale faces, streams of blood running down them, and their clothing torn in shreds. After a few more shots, and several attempts of the brute to get at the horses, he turned at bay under a scrub oak, evidently unable to go further, and ready to fight. Still the bear's vitality was so great that a dozen more deliberate shots were re quired, each passing through some part of his body, before his head dropped and he expired. Army and Navy Journal. A Horse Story. A Minnesota paper, .the Blue Earth City Post, has the following : A good story is told of one of our at torneys. He is something of a horse fancier, and in addition to his team has sundry colts running loose. A short time since some colts broke into a field near the village and damaged the crops. The colts were taken up by the owner of the crops, and advertised to be sold to pav the damage pursuant to law. ibe owners of all the colts but one applied to the aforesaid attorney for counsel, and under his advice tho colts were re plevined, save one which was duly sold. The sheriff's return of the sale came un der the attorney's notice, and he was at once Btruck with the description of the animal sold. He struck a bee line for that colt, only to find that it was big own, and had been sold to pay the dam ages inflicted not only by it, but by all the colts and other animals that bad been in that lot since spring 1 The mat ter -was compromised, and our legal friend returned with his colt. The fall and winter crop of female lecturers bids fair to be very heavy. All sorts of subjects will be introduced. " How to Keep Down the Family" is announced by a " beautiful Indiana lady of twenty-nve." A jNew Volcano. Under this heading the JIallische Zei- tung publishes a letter under date of Ma nilla, the 24th of May, from whioh the following is an extract : " What has been looked forward to tor a long time with anxious forebodings, the outburst of a volcano, has at last oc curred in a sad and unexpected manner. The island ot Camiguin was the scene of this frightful event. Ivor some months back the inhabitants of this island, as well as those of Boiot and Cebri, had been alarmed by repeated shocks of earthquake, and with an increasing anxiety they awaited a catastrophe which would put an end to the general alarm. Camiguin had been gradually deserted by most of its inhabitants, al though the fugitives found their position in the neighboring islands little less perilous, every district having been more or less affected by the heaving of the ground. At last, on the 1st of May, about five o'clock in the evening, a rum bling like thunder wag heard. from a mountain near the village ot Oatarmin, interrupted by a few violent shocks which rent the air with reverberations, and which steadily increased until at last the ground burst asunder and an opening was lett ntteen hundred teet long. Smoke and ashes, earth and stones were thrown up, and covered the surface of the ground far and near. Then suc ceeded a long pause, but only to be fol lowed by a still greater throe of nature. About seven o clock, as darkness was ap proaching, the explosion came, followed by a shower of fire. Sad to say, about two hundred persons who, tempted by curiosity, bad thoughtlessly collected around the crater, were buried under the matter which fell. At the time of send ing off this letter fifty dead bodies had been extricated. The woods over a large area caught fire, and the flames, spread ing rapidly and with much smoke, drove men and cattle before them. The spec tacle is said to have been frightful, and the event is without precedence in the by no means scanty volcanio annals of this archipelago. It is remarkable that the event was not preceded by any me teorological phenomena viich might have warned the inhabitants ot the Bp proacb ot danger. Tho Human Ear. It would appear that all our hearing is done in a very literal sense under wa ter, as shown by the following extract trom a Iiondon paper " Professor Tyndall concluded one of bis recent lectures by giving a minute description of the human ear. He ex plained how the exterior orifice of the ear is closed at the bottom by a circular tympanic membrane, behind which is a cavity known as the drum ; the drum is separated trom the brain by two orihceB, the one round and the other oval. .These orifices are closed by fine membranes. Across the cavity of the drum stretches a series ot tour little bones, one ot which acts as a hammer and another as an an vil. Behind the bony partition, which is pierced by the two orifices already mentioned, is the extraordinary organ called the labyrinth, hlled with water; this organ is between the partition and the brain ,and over its lining membrane the terminal fibres of the auditory nerve are distributed. . There is an apparatus inside the labyrinth admirably adapted to respond to these vibrations of the wa ter, which correspond to the rates of vt bration of certain bristles, of which the said apparatus consists. Finally, there is in the labyrinth a wonderful organ, discovered by the Marchese Oorti, which is, to all appearance, a musical instru ment, with its chords so stretched as to accept vibrations of different periods, and transmit them to nerve filaments which traverse the organ. Within the of men, and without their knowl edge or contrivance, this lute of three thousand strings has existed for ages.ac cepting the music of the outer world and rendering it fit for reception by the brain. Each musical tremor which falls upon this organ selects from its tension- ed fibres the one appropriate to its own pitch, and throws that fibre into uniso nant vibration. And thus, no matter how complicated the motion of the ex- ternai air may be, these microscopic strings can analyze it and reveal the eon- stituente of which it is composed ; at least such are the present views of thow authorities who best understand thn an. authorities who best understand the ap paratus which transmits sonorous vibra tions to the auditory nerve. Mistakes iu Medicine. The history of medicine for the last hfty years tells a tale either of great er rors in the early practice of the period or ot lust as great in the present, or it shows that methods of practiceprofess- edly at variance can be alike succeBsiul. Not many years ago calomel was con sidered the indispensable drug in prac tice. The physician without calomel was the artilleryman without his ammu nition, Samson shorn of his locks. The tongues that were swollen, the teeth that were loosened, the gums that were made tender, modern physicians say, will present a horrible array of testimo ny when doctors get their deserts for malpractice. Hut the men who believed the patient was nothing unless he was bilious who believed that there was but one organ in the body, and that the liver, and that this was to be unlocked at stated intervals, and entered and swept and garnished with mercury who believed that in at least half of the known diseases salivation and salvation were synonymous terms these men were Jenner and his contemporaries men undoubtedly of carefulobservation, sound judgment and great ekilL For augbt that we know, they were iust as much respected by their patients, iust as successful as the modern .Usculapius who sayi that' they were unmistakably and seriously in error. Patienta recov ered under their treatment, as patients recover under that of later physicians, wno assume to possess the true Koran and be ita only interpreters. Thirty years ago a patient would be bled m disease where now it would be considered egregious malpractice, but the patient bled . and the patient unbled abke recover MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Miss Spaulding, M. D., of Sandusky,. amputated a man's leg a few days ago. The Empress Eugenie, it is report ed, is in treaty for the sale of her dia monds, valued at $1,600,000. Women are rapidly working their way into the printing business. There is hardly a large printing concern in the country where they may not be found. A hiKh caste Hindoo lady of M idras has delivered a lecture in Telugu on " Human Boinir," her object in coming forward being the advancement of the education of women. There is one county in Iowa that for two years has had a woman to superin tend their schools. JNow two other counties have followed this example,and nominated women for this office. A far Western lady, who was not post ed in history, and who had forgotten her geography, asked a friend who was go ing to Utah to bring her a couple of Mormons tor her aquarium. in addition to tne report that the Marquis of Lome and the Princess Louise are to visit Canada next fall, it is now stated that they will make their way to Washington. A correspondent of the Hartford Courant who has been sailing along the Massachusetts coast, wonders why Glou cester is spelled the way it is, and if that is right, why shouldn't lobster bo spelled 1 1. Mr. Wm. N. Manning- jeweller, of Gloucester, Mass., cut his name upon an old-fashioued copper cent twenty-one years ago, and it returned back to him a few days since. What a pity he couldn't collect the interest on it. The Welsh colony in Patagonia is the modern Utopia. They have no luna tics, blind, deaf, or dumb, and no pau pers or poor law. There is no taxation, and the currency consists of rich feath ers. . A letter from a fashionable stunjiner resort says a young man is scarcely con sidered eligible unless he has lost his hair this being received as almost in disputable evidence that be always moved in the best society. Dr. Hunter, of Cleveland, has deter mined to secure the $100,000 offered to the inventor of a canal boat which shall do away with the necessity of using horses on canals. lie has made a boat which is propelled by a plate of vulcan ized rubber, which works on the princi ple of a fish's tail. It has been tested successfully at Buffalo, and will soon start with a cargo of coal for Rochester. The jail at Amboy, 111., recently took fire, and a farmer named Shannon was burned to death in his cell. He had been committed for contempt of court. As the fire approached him his cries were heard by bystanders, who insisted that the jailer should release him, but that functionary utterly refused to do so, and after the poor man had died mounted his horse and rode away, nor has he yet been heard from. The champion bigamist outside of the precincts of Mormondom seems to be one Leare Harvey, who has been arrested at Wtyanwega, Wis. Leare, though only twenty years of age, has already achieved the distinction of marrying four wives, all living. The last one, it is said, still clings to him, and is work ing hard to obtain his release, so that, at all events, he cannot be called Leare the forsaken. The Davenport (la.) printers seized a circus and menagerie the other day, for not paying its bills, and now each edi tor is the happy owner of a swineopha lus, or giastioutus, or a hippopotaiemise, or an Alaskan sea lion. When subscri bers rage, and a man comes in and wants to know " who wrote that article," the editor unchains his menagerie, and the insulted fellow has a sudden call to " see man " elsewhere. The Post Office Department has just made a decision in reference to the titles that may be placed on the new stamped envelopes, which are furnished with printed addresses. It is held that hon orary prefixes, such as Judge, Colonel, Professor, Reverend, Doctor, &c, by wbipH An indi vliio.1 ia ryonorallv bnnnrn and Btyled in his community, may be printed on the envelopes, but that no t..m u . . r . nuiux.es, suuu as A. n., A. m., m. v., ixc, can be allowed. A writer in the Boston Transcript tells how one morning she remonstrated with her colored servant for abusing his wife, upbraiding him after this manner : " Jack, what a pretty, little smart wife you have. If I were you, I would try to make myself more agreeable to her. I would fill the coal souttle, feed the pig, gather the vegetables for her, and and -1 wouldn t strike ber." The only ans wer from Jack was : " Why 1 I'se done I married Lou ; I isn't courting her 1" The Albany Times has found an Alba nian of enlarged and liberal views who, it says, has informed the post-ofb.ee officials that at hit own private expense be will hereafter put th-j required stamp on all letters which shall be dropped at the office without stamps or without sufficient stamps to defray their postage. This is a curious way in which to spend a fortune, as the gentleman of enlarged views will have to spend one if his mode of active benevolence becomes widely known among the thrifty inhabitants of the capital. . ... An Eastern man, who has been travel ling in Oregon, complains that be found the people prospering, in a certain way, put careieeo, uu living in luruue&g. easy-going, slipshod style, much a in the days when everybody bad gold dust and cattle upon a thousand bills. And be illustrates their thriitleesnees by little storv. Bavins that at one tim thinking he should relish some milk, ha called at several farmhouses in vain for it, the invariable answer being : u Well, you see, in the summer time the cows get down in the bottom lands, and they 3ont up when be ventured to suggest that an enterprising population wottid go down after the cows and drive them up, he only elicited smile or