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NIL DESPERANDUM. Two Dollars per Annumi IlIDOAVA Y, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16. -18&2 NO. 52. V UJJi ' Alt An Old 'Wire's YMentlne. Tha old wife stood at her garden gate The eve of -Bt. Valentine's day; She watched for the post, that like a Fate Just stopped and then galloped away; Just stopped, arid then, in the waning light, Fassod OTcr the hill and out of eight. IIo.granclcln!d tugged at her Bhawl and gown And her daughtcr.called, sweet and clear, "Mother, comeln, for the cakes are brown, And the boys and father are hero." " Ab, yen," she snid, "and the night is cold; I quite forgot that I'm growing oid." At breakfast lay at the father's place A letter as white as the snow; -IIo looked at it with a curious face, And said, " Sow I want to know I" Tho boys all smiled; the mother grew O'er faco and throat a crimson hue. Ho opened tho dainty lottcr then, And lo 1 in its satiny fold , Vfas painted rose, and forget-me-not, And lilies with hearts of gold; And, under the w:hole, just one sweet lino "Forever,, forever, thy Valentine." " ... . :t lie touchpujjio noto with a tcnaor care, And he went to his sweet wife's side;. .' Ho stroked with his hand her snow-white hail And ho kissed her with loving pride, i"'!iaiJi''Jj smiles and misty tears, l r -. " -1 l : 1 1 i. i c. 1 : iu jr.i uiyuyiiu iiiruuu jittj junta. " Oh, boys," he said, with a youthful pride, ".Aftor fifty years of life, If you find iu your homo, and by your sido, . v f . ;,. m,.i Kwr.il iv Count your life lucky, as I count mine, And loyally kiss your Valentine." Mary A. Ba'rr. A Short-Lived Triumph. The prand opera-house at Newtown was crowded, from the tin desirable situ ations immediately behind the orches tral stand tip to the still, less desirable quarters, tp be'sccurefi for a trifling sum, in the lofty elevation of the fifth gallery; that gallery built -and reserved in anto -beljnm cas lor the slaves who attended their- masters hither, but now only pet)ji.lcdv'.hPiVm.UiB nttiaotion of pop ular favorite or rising star it was peo pled at all, by tho slaves of that harsh est, most severe of r11 masters impe cunioFity. The patqnette and dress circle held, us usual, representatives of the wealthy, more cultivated and richly dressed in habitants cf tho city, most of whom had come here, as they went elsewhere, merely to wile awny an idle hour, and were as wearily indifferent to the throb bing hf art pulses of the exquisite melodies a tl.cy were to all else in life, except their own gratification. Lnt in tho less nrintccratic, lower- prict'd position?, an o.ldly contrasting cb s to iIihsp Fpoih'd cliildren, nause ated with '.heir own good fortune, had to-iiight found its way. Men to whom the price of this evening's indulgence mcaiit. n !tvy of hsrd, rhin terrnpted labor; .womf-n to whom these short two hr.ms of respite from care and wrrry in novel smround'ngs un(j under the fx citing inlluf-noe of the mu sical strains wns a revelation, an episode to bo remembered through all the coming years, and alluded to as, "That evening when I went to the opera house;" and half-grown youths and maidens to whom the whole seemed like a poetical dream of fairy-land, from which they must soon awaken to the dull prose of their daily lives, with only a fierce resolution beating itself into heart and brain to get back into this blissful life to do tomcthing, to be somebody I These members of the middle class, theso mon, women and children, who in intellect and nature were on par with their richer, highly-favored feilow- mortala in the upper seats at this won drous banquet of sound, but who had been crushed, and Lent down to a lower level-by the iron heel of poverty, had druuk in the musical strains from the first lowuotes of the orchestral relec tion, down through tho intervening numbers on the delicately scented pro gramme, with an unquenchable, ever increasing thirst,, until nowr, as the : third number from the close was at hand, their excitement reached its cul mination, and forgetting all their trou ble and pain they glanced first at each 'other, with smiling lips and flushed, .radiant facjs, end then back to the stage with eager, expectant eyes to watch for'thfe first appearing of the even ing's debutante the young violinist. And then she came a radiant vision, in sheeny silk and fluttering, cloudy laco- this girl who had dwelt among these poor, hard working people now watching her with such breathless in terest, since the early days of her child hood, whope sunny face and cheery laughter had been to them all, in their distress, as the sun's own cloud-dispersing beams ; whose wonderful music had so often poured forth for thein, now a merry roundelay to heighten the . mirth of wedding or festival ; now a soft, mournful strain to carry balm to griev ing soul ; or, again, a crooning lul laby to still the sobbings of some fret ful child. "Oar musician," they had called her, with evident pride in the possession, since the time when the small hands had first drawn the slumbering harmony from her father's priceless instrument, and had watched the budding genius as it put forth leaf after leaf, form ing the gracious flower that now could could fcive delight to all who gazed upon it. All this had been the work of time, however. Mere than fifteen years had elapsed since the day when the father, himself a gifted German artist, mad dened by jealousy and the unfaithful, ne-ss and harsh criticisms of erstwhile friends, bitter to death against a rival violinist whose fame soon threatened to eclipse his own, and crashed by the loss of his young wife, had seized the two treasures still left to him his two year old child and his violin and with them had fled away from all old associa tions and buried himself in one of the obscure streets of an American city, Here he had eked put a scanty pit tance by teaching his mother tongue to 'those who would learn, and here he trained bis daughter, his one musio pupil, for ho steadily and obstinately , refused to impart aught of his skill to I vnuriB iiuui lilt? blUlU luo uttujr juugt?l could clasp the bow ; and, in aiding her Erogress, had forgotten somewhat of is own trial. But the wound still rankled. "Leibchen," he would say sometimes to Marguerite, as she carefully laid away his old violin, after hours of practice, to busy herself about house hold matters "Leibchen, thou goest bravely. Only see, I will tell thee a secret. Some day, when thou playest to the great people and the critics," and the old eyes would flash with scorn and tho old voice tremble with bitter ness, "play not these inspirations of the old masters. Make thy violin to speak, whistle like a bird, bark as the dog, or scream as a bid child. That is what these critics will like, that will bring the fame I Tricks, not music, seest thou T '.Only, not on my Cremona," hugging the old instrument in his wasted arms; " that would be a profa nation V his Voice deep and inpreEsive as a roll of thunder on the last word. Marguerite would assent to all he said, her mind entirely blank as to- the brilliant career he seemed confidently to arrange for her, her thoughts wan dering away to the quiet, happy home life the loving words of a young me chanic had pictured to her as their blessed future? At last n change came into the girl's uneventful life I A great pianist in his rambles about the city chanced to hear the girl-artist as she practicedj and, presto t the road to the stage which had hitherto seemed barred against her progress now opened clear of all obstacles, alluring, enchant ing. Flattered, coaxed, petted by the per sons whose very name had hitherto filled her with awe, urged on by poverty and by the thought that she might win back the fame that had ouce cast a halo around her father, it was nothing to be wondered at that her innate vanity and slumbering ambition awoke to life- that she forgot her lover and his happy planning, that she consented to be taken under her discoverer's patronage, " I must," she urged, in reply to all young Earlston's arguments. " Don't you understand, Fred? Vaterchen Is an old man, he needs rest and comforts, He cannot live with me much longer ; what else can I do to care for him, to keep myself when he is gone ?" and she looked' up into the frowning young face above her, her blue eyes filled with tenre. " Rely on me, Marguerite. Trust to me," the man answered, firmly. " Do you think that I would tver let yon suffer, dear ? Come to me now, you and your lather." The girl moved away from hin, her face almost 6ullen at this overthrowing of her own good reascn, with which ho sought to blind her own conscience nd tho eyes of others, for wishing to leave her old monotonous life. She talked slowly over to the window and looked out to where the lovely old elms were being despoiled of their fresh Apiijig foliage by an innumerable host ol small black worms with which " all green things" were that year infested; glauced'from them in their writhing, wearyiug hideousness, up to where a swarm of gayly-colored moths, newly released from tho groveling life and brief prison, were flitting and flutter ing in the sunshine, then turned back to tbe humble room with its ono waiting occupant again. "Fritz," she said, going to him mid laying a hand on each of his shoulders '.' I will tell you the truth. 1 am tired, ilexpeiately tired, of this stupid life, will dio if I remain in this awful stagna lion longer," passionately. " I have been crawling and held in check long enough," with a backward glance out at the marauders. " Now I, too, want to try my wing?, to flutter about in the sunshine for a time. It is cruel, cruel to keep me here r "Liebchen," he answered, calling her by her old pet name, though a kind of despair shone from his eyes " Liieb- chen, I cannot keep you against your win; 1 cannot even ask you to stay cow," and he took the slender hands from his shoulders and held them close in his own strong palms for a moment, 'and so good-Dye to you and hap piness. "But I will come back," she urged. hurriedly, frightened now at her own work. " I will come back to you some time." " Yes," he answered, with a bitter smile, " as the moth returns to its own ways." And then he left her, feeling that tho light had gone from his life, while she, alter one day of fierce anguish, had again been soothed and stimulated by her new friends to forgetfulness of all else but the thought of her new career All during the spring and summer she practiced more earnestly, more as ttidnously than ever before; strong res, olntion lending her physical strength a boundless ambition guiding her fingers through the intricacies of scale and arpeggio. In the early fall came the eventful night. The spacious opera-house, with its rows upon rows of upturned faces the faces of those upon whose smile or frown hung the suooess or failure of her artist-life; the idle, lack-luster faces of amusement-seekers; and above and be yond the dear, familiar faces of her girlhood days. As she stoodlooking down upon them all, for one moment she hesitated, a dull, acning fear paralyzing every nerve and muscle ; then the opening notes of the accompaniment fen upon her ear, and clasping the precious old Cremona in her fair arms, sue stood awaiting the signal for her playing to begin, lost to all save the love of her art. And how she played I Surpassing her patron's wildest hope! Carrying her wnoie audience as one sonl spellbound into the regions of di vinest sound 1 All her father's old skill heightened and roanea by her own womanly intuition and talented grace. One, and only one of all the vast as sembly lelt his hoart sink, as he saw the flattering attention and heard the thunders of applause that broke fortq again and again as soon as the last note had died away, and the girl turned to leave the stage. Standing far baok in tho shadow of a huge column, young Earlston watched the slender form as it passed off between the wings ; watohed the flash of pleased excitement, the sparkle and flash of the blue yes as she returned in obedience to the en thusiastic recall : watched the trium phant mien of tho old Yaterchcn as he peeped from tho curtains of tho mana ger's box, and knew that his last hope of saving her from this life was dead. A fixed purpose now Shone from his deep pry eyes. Working bis way through interminable corridors, through masses of machinery and avenues of un sightly scenery,' he at length found him self at her dressing-room door, and heard her well-known voice bidding him enter. Marzuerite sprang to her feet as she saw him, her eye's! still feverish bright, her month still smiling, the violin still clasped in one arm, while the other held a huge mass of the lovoliest flow ers a perfect incarnation of triumph. Enrlston sprang toward her with a cry of delight, but with a little laugh she thrust forth the .violin, ani so held mm off. Yon will spoil my -flowers, she said, with a playful pout.' " See I arn't they lovely ?" leV he answered, starting back, " I would spoil your flowers, and so 1 have come to say a real farewell' W hy I lou are not going away V ' Bhe asked, a troubled expression com ing into her face. . . "Going West," he answered, abruptly " Perhaps I, too, may fome day break forth from my chrysalis : at all events, I will find something more to do something beyond this every-day plod' ding. Good-bye r and without waiting for an answer he was gone. In the corridors he found old Vater chen, his face " one vast substantial smile," his broken English pouring forth in wild attempts at oratory, shak- ing hands with every one-on the very topmost pinnacle of Happiness. " What I you go," exclaimed the old gentleman, seizing Earlston's unwilling arm. " Worn, nein, that makes not, as the young man attempted to offer an excuse. " We must haf a little of good times.a skolly celebration, niohtwhar." But Fred slipped away n,t last, and rushing forth into the night soon lost right of the brilliant lights, heard no longer the clatter and laughter; saw. only the awful blank in his future; heard only the voices that called to him from tho awakoning .powers of the- West. All that winter the fame of this Mar cuerile, this German daisy, was sounded all over the length and breadth of her adopted country. All that winter the young girl lived the restless, uneasy, dissatisfving life of a pubiio performer a popular favorite. All that winter Vaterchen felt 'himself growing daily vreoger and weaker, the strong current of excitement preying upon his old, worn frame, until with the coming of the June roses he grew tired unto death and lay down for a long rest. Then Marguerite realized the loneli ness of her position, the isolation of her new sphere as never before. Cut off from all old associations, placed in an unreal atmosphere, surrounded by jealousy, rivalry and flattery, she longed tor "The toncli of a vanished hand, For tho sound of a.voico that w,as still !" Dtirinflr tho' summer sbA wandered about from one secluded watering-place to anothor, finding everywhere those who were eager to claim an acquaint ance with tho successful violinisto, but' none who cared to befriend the lonely Riri. The opening of tho season found her again m the ttttiu maelstrom of profes fiional life, the novelty worn away, all ambition, save to requi'- the onos who had drawn her out of obscurity, to pay the debts that necessity had incurred, dead or dying in her. Then came the sorrowful endiug. One December, night, alter an un nsually brilliant cvation, as she stepped out into the icy street, holding her violin in her arms as she always would trusting no one else with its care, in tbe Bhort space intervening between hnll and waiting carriage, her foot slipped and she fell heavily to the hard pavement. Hiven in tne act of falling however, the old instinot enabled her to hold her beloved instrument out cf harm's way. but tho act cost her dear for her right arm received the full force of tbe shock, and was niansled and crushed into an almost shapeless muss. Who can tell of the dreadful struggle that followed the fierce rebellion against the skilled surgoon's hard de cree ? " Oh I I cannot, I must not lose it, doctor," the poor child screamed in her terrible agony, "lou will not be so crnel. There must be some way to save it. Tnere must De." " My dear," answered the kind old man, touched by her hopefulness when all was hopeless, I wish I only wish for your sake mat tnere was." "Then let mo die," she urged, passionately, burying her face in the pillows. But death when so entreated seldom comes, and eo a few weeks later Mar guerite sat in an easy reclining-chair looking out on the passera-by, her fair face pale and worn, her empty sleeve concealed under soft draperies by her loving maid, her bonny blue eyes tilled with despair. Suddenly the door opened. There was a rush of fresh, invigorating air, thrill as if some strong presence had entered. The girl turned her head slowly. languidly, uninterestedly, and saw her lover, unchanged save for the more resolute, manly bearing. " Fritz!" she called, halt doubtingly, and then sprang toward him. " My darling," he answered, as he clasped her closo. " But how did you know?" she asked, a moment later " how did you know where to come to me r : " The goings and comings, the haps and mishaps, of noted persons, like yourself, are all choice items for the press," he answered. " Away from all news and habitations where I have been; thoso ubiquitous sheets do not find their way frequently, but when I saw I came." ' Marguerite looked up into his bravo face for ah instant, then' softly moved away from him and said, with her old despair creeping slowly into face and voice: I sent you away when I was strong and well. Yon come back to find me maimed and helpless. I cannot accept the noble saoriflce it shames ;rhe" so. I am unworthy of you I" "Yon are still Liebchsn, my darling r he answered, drawing her baok into his strong, loving arms. Serving a Sultan. . Solomon was an oriental despot, and out of his self-knowledge wrote, " the heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and. the heart of kings ' is un searchable." Two aneodotos, one asso ciated with the late sultan of Morocco, and the other with the present despot, illustrate tbe " unsearchauioness ' of a tyrannical despot's heart. The late sultan, having'a passion for landscape gardening, surrounded a beautiful lake with a charming garden lie was in the habit of rowing on tbe lake with the ladies of his harem. One day the boat capsized and every person in it would have been drowned had not two.men, working in the gar den, rushed into the water at the risk of their lives, and saved the whole party. A' European monarch would have rewarded such services by a hand some gift or a pension for life. The sultan took a different view of the deed. The men had seen thai? high end mighty ruler in the undignified position of floundering in the water. They had also seen the ladies of his house hold,, and possibly their unveiled faces. Such men, according to oriental ideas, might hot to live, and he was in' capable of gratitude: so the brute in his nature had its way. Immediately the two gardeners who had been so un fortunate as to save their ruler's life were walled up in a room in a palace, While some repairs were being made in the building, en the occasion of the present sultan's accession, their skele tons were found. The present sultan is brave enough to lead his troops into battle. On one occasion, when engaged with a rebel lions tribe, his army was routed. Tho sultan's horse had boon shot under him, and the dismounted ruler was overtaken by an enemy, while running for his life. -As the. man was about striking the sultan down, Taieeb, royal oflicer, galloped between .them and with tne blow killed the assailant Dismounting from his horse he assisted the sultan to mount and guided hire to place of safety. A civilized ruler would have knighted and promoted the brave officer on the spot, and have seen to it that he should not want means to support his new state. All the recog nition this sultan-took. of .tho bravo act was to give his deliverer a horse, , Itai-e Your Own Fish. By ottaching a pump, propelled by tho wind, to a well you cm supply a basin from fatty to Beventy-hve feet in diameter and six to eight feet deep, with water sufhcient to raltie several thousand carp or other fish. The cost of this pond and appurtenances need not exceed fifty dollars. The bottom and sides need to bo cemented thoroughly. When the basin is com plete, place iu it a small quantity 'of brush or floating weeds. If. you intend to raise carp, do net place other fish of a predatoiy character in the pond. Tho spawning will occur during tho spring months, the female laying from OU.UUU to 500,000 cjrgs. The rears will adhere to whatever they touch, and will soon hatch, ihe green rcum ol a partially stagnant pond is fine food for the young list). Mud in the bottom of tne pond is beneficial. The fish will feed readily on kitchen-garden refueo,-such as cab huge, leek, lettuce, hominy or other 6ubstincos. Water seldom becomes too warm for theso fiih. Daring freez ing weather they bury themselves in the mud at the bottom of the pond While in this condition they should not bo disturbed. In a pond of the given dimensions several thousand fish have annually been taken, If weeds and grass grow profusely about the borders of tho pond, so much better for the fi6h. In two years' time you can have an abundant ana constant supply of sport and food, and the ad' vantage of a pond to assist in beauti fying your home. Type Writing. Any ono, writes the New York corre spondent of the Rochester Democrat who reads the papers will notice the frequent advertisements cf typewriters, who are now becommg almost a guild Professional type writers make the business more profitable than any other method of copying, and hence there is a constant increase in the number of practitioners. They are in common use in law cfflce3, and have become eo pop ular that they will in such places be come a substitute for ordinary penman ship. The neatness and legibility of this method prevent mistakes, and this adds vastly to their value. This is special ly important in matter which is intended for the printer, in which errors might easily occur when tne copy is in writing, especially when the latter is so often illegible. Byron found that the works he sent in Maa. from Italy to .London suffered so tench from the printer s in a bili'ty to decipher his writing- that he had them printed in Italy merely for the sake of correctness. A few copies were then struck off and sent to Murray merely as copy for the London printer, What an enormous saving could have been made in such an instance had the typo writer been in use ! Oirls who are now using the type writer find it a be! ter way of making a living than the use of the needle. Editors and clergymen are also among its patrons, and insur ance companies are applying it to their immense correspondence. Tlinmu TT. Henry (colored) has been admitted in nractice in the courts of Pennsylvania. This is the first case of the admission of ft colored lawyer in Philadelphia. SAVAGE ATROCITIES. Mlsnlnnnrr'a Arconnt ot Ghnttlr Scenes Witnessed by Him In Africa. The Cincinnati Gazette says : Father Joseph Zimmermann, a Oatholio priest who has been acting as a missionary in quatonal Africa", in reply to Inquiries us to his own expenence among tne savages of that region, gave some inter esting particulars. There is an almost universal custom of making human sacrifices to the idols or fetiches of the different tribes. Father Zimmermann has himself witnessed the preparations for these horrible orgies, but was com pelled toriwthilraw before the slaughter oommencedi not, however, sufficiently far to be out of earshot of the blood curdling shrieks of the wretched -lyio- tuns.. He showed the Uazette man .sev eral pictures, copies of those taken on the spot by one of the fathers, who is an artist. In one ot these weird works- of art the human sacrifice is'represented in a fearfully mutilated'oondition. The head bavn g been completely severed from the body, nailed high up on tbe trunk of a palm tree, the feet of the body are nailed just nndor it, and the stomach and chest are ripped open, the skin being pinned back by iron skewers. At the righj; of the picture sits, the fetich. With the still palpitating human heart laid before it." Another picture, -the original scene of which was actually witnessed by tlte fathert:portrays the tall trunk of a palm tree bending to ward tho earth, having suspended at ts extremity the writhing body of a human beicflt toward. wnom are hurrv ing several- vultures, buzzards and other beastly birds Cf eatrfon. Another picture represents a human Holocaust The fiends are heaping on the gathered fuel more palm oil, the lurid flame and dense smoke leap up toward heaven like tho rock of hell. Thousands of human lives are annually thus sacrificed, and the missionaries are powerless to stop the. carnage. On one occasion several of the fathers stationed at the mission of Adjaie, while walking with the pupils of their school, discovered a small hut in the woods a short distance from the mission- house. Curious to know who inhabited so queer, a structure, the missionaries entered the place and were, horrified to discover the body of a full-grown man nailed head downward to a beam. Hor rified beyond description, the fathers fled tho spot, and becoming fatigued shortly afterward sat down in the shade to rest. Scarcely had their little party been seated than a great shouting and rush of feet were he.ml in the adjoining wood. .Presently a number of savages appeared, dragging a young girl by the feet on tho same footpath which they were about to take. .The- - savages ran as if possessed, and when the body of tho poor girl was nearly torn to pieces they left it hanging to a tree before an idol. Tho most bitter opponents of ithe Christian missionaries are the idola trous priests, the npper class of whom form a perfect caste, transmitting their faculties from father to son. Theso poor barbarians preserve the vogue radition of a one god, named Ulieron, who created the world, and was good to men, but becoming angry he w6nt away behind the clouds, and Hence forth concerned himself no more with hnmfinit.v. Tim frilipn liar. t.herpfnrp. transf erred' teir allegiance to a second class of gods, whom they style " Oreesha." Of these they treasure a $ei feet mythology. The gods to whom thev make human sacrifices are : Shongo, the god of war, an idol formed of iron ; Elecba, the unhappy god .or devil, represented in .clay; Oggun, the god of water, and several others. At Adiaei, where he was staying lor some time, Father Zimmermann at one time saw no less .than, six Fiotims, all bound ready for sacrifice. He quickly retired to tbe miesion house hard by, but even there tho horrid yells penetrated, ds he foil on his knees to ask God's pardon for the act. The present king of Dahomey, named Toffa, has been warned by the English to discontinue the practice, and he now hesitates to perpetrate tho horrid act publicly, but it is still carried on at night. The missionaries havo to be very careful in 'speaking against the act, as open opposition would be sui cidal on their part, and at once put a stop to their work. They study meaicine, and practice gratuitously. They gain tho confidence of the native by receiving the sick into their hos pitals, and taking charge of old and worn out savages. . These poor old people are thrown out, of the huts and allowed to starve to death. The missionaries also buy numbers of children exposed for sale in the regular slave trade. When the tribal chiefs are unable to obtain cap tives in their raids upon rival tribes, they buy these children and slaughter them instead. The unfortunate little ones have.learned by experience that the white men will not kill them, and conse quently when they appear in the market they are immediately assailed by piteous cries: "Oiboramil" "Oiborami!" (White man. bny me I white man, buy me I ) And they buy them to the extent of their limited finances. The mission aries usually pick out boys and girls of about six to eight years of age, take them to the Christian colonies and train them until they are old enough to marry. Some pictures shown to the Gazette man of these Christianized bar barians were inexpressibly funny. One young gentleman in a very- scant blanket, but crowned with an exceed ingly battered stovepipe hat, seemed to be fully impressed with the impos ing dignity of his newly donned cos tume. Hundreds of these children are bought by the Catholic missionaries every year. They pay for them in oouries or sea-shells, old guns and glass. The price fluctuates from the value of 85 up to $15. Mr. Mulhall.of theS tatistioal Sooiety of London, estimates the amount earned by commerce, manufactures, mining, agriculture, carrying, and banking in Europe in 1880 at 7,683,000,000, show ing an increase for Great Britain of 337.000,000, against 1,218,000,000 for tho rest of fturope. FOR THE LADIES. jk - A' Woman' Of Kndnranrp. Living in a town in New Hampshire is an . Amazon, not in the sense of ap parent masculinity, . but in actual strength and agility, and her enterprise is equal to her endurance. It was re ported in the papers of the county that she picked and marketed 400 qnarts of blueberries the Inst season. She as sured the writer that tho quintity was much larger than reported. Those ber ries she carried on foot two niilos to the village and peddled them out to the resid-ents. itecently she wheeled a- wheelbarrow two and one-half miles over a rough and hilly road, and re turned with it, trundling' home two 'good-sized pigs. She performed a feat a few weeks sinco that few men would care to undertake, yet she accomplished it without ado or difficulty. Having pur chased at the village an outside dwell ing-house door, one and one-half inches thick, she placed it -on her back and oarried it In' that manner to her home, a distanoe-of two long miles. Yet she is slender in form, and agile and elastic as a deer. She is often seen walking irf the street engaged in knitting, her fingers and. feet moving as if in vigor ous competition with each other. When not incumbered, in passingiCo' and from tho village, she frequently strikes into a rtfn, sometimes maintaining it up the steepest hills and for most of the dis tance. Occasionally she essays journeys of ten or fifteen miles' on foot into the neighboring towns, if not at a cor responding speed, yet at one surprising to people silk ordinary powers of loco motion. Uoston Journal. Spring Cotton Oooits. Fresh importations of cotton fabrics for spring and summer dresses are shown each week at tho wholesale stores, and many are. exposed for 'sale in the retail shops.' Chintz patterns are found among these both in light and .dark colors, and with borders or without them. The percales are espe cially pretty in their Cobweb patterns, on white .grounds with web-like lines, on which gay figures are thrown. There are also many in Watteau colors'-and designs combining blue with pink, or rose with gray, and showing birds, baskets of flowers, tiny landscapes, or Eipes, shepherdess hats, and flowers ound up with ribbons. The polka dots prevail, however, in all the soft fin ished goMs, and coma in all dark bronze, -brown, garnet and blue' shades. The Madras cloths are the popular zephyr ginghams in all the old-fash ioned checks, bars and stripes that wash and wear so well, and in many new contrasts of color besides. The cheviots are excellent for service, and represent the twilled and plaid effects of the Scotch wool cheviots. Euglish calicoes, heavier than percales, come in the chintz patterns that they always repeat from French calicoes, and in the popular polka dots of white on dark grounds ; the latter are particularly liked in black and white for ladies dressing in mourning. tiatinetto is a now cotton fabrio that can scarce'y bo distinguished from fou lard, as it is " silky " even to the touch This has a costly twilled surface, is not nearly so thick as tho usual cotu a sat- ncs, and is brought out in most ait etic colors and designs, with plain satim-tte to match the ground of each pattern It comes with a cream ground strewn with Marshal Kiel rose-buds, or pale pink with deeper pink roses, or blue grounds with either pink or yellow roses. To make up with these olive- colored plain satipotte will be used with the cream ground, or deeper blue with pale blue, or they may have fhe same ground throughout. Dark brown, green, wine color and purple are shown in the plain shades, and these will make ex cellent foundations for the satinettes in stained-glass designs, as those are called thai cover the fabric withflgnrts, leaving no single color for the ground ; similar designs wero trend last year in foulards, and wero sometimes employed for the entire dress, though com binations with olive, dark blue. real brown or bronzo shades wero found to be very effective, For lighter colored dresses these satin cttes have white, gray, pparl or pink grounds strewn witn carnations, nastur tinms of natural size, baskets filled with flowers, bouquets without baskets and bird patterns of most varied coloring All these pretty designs are repeated in sheer batiste of most beautiful quality that is Handsome enough to be. made up over silk; fifty cents a yard is tho price of -the satinettes and also of the new batistes. Fine cambrics and shirt ings have blue grounds with white figures, or white with colored figures, The new pattern for these is called Ihe Comet of 1S81, and represents two comets crossing eaoh other, one blue the other red, or some other contrast ing colors. There ore also anchor pat terns, rings, squares, stripes, bars, the curved line of beauty forming the letter a, horseshoes and. polka dots so small that they aro mere specks of color grad uating up to those like great bolls or moons. Harper a Bamr. Fashion Notes. Bonnets grow a little smaller. The rage for old gold is on the wane, The name for new sateens is sati nette. Percales show pretty cobweb pat terns. The cappto, of good size, is the com ing bonnet. Shrimp pink and shell pink will be much worn. 1'eaeock leather embroideries enjoy higtwavor. Tiny landscapes appear as figures on some of the new printed cotton goods, isroad moire sashes are seen upon many stylish winter cloaks and visites. The new organdie muslins are woven in large plaids, bars and stripes of pure colors. Dark ball dresses, lighted only by bunch of bright flowers, are worn in XjOndOn. Scotch ginghams show tie' same heather mixtures that appear in the new cneviotB, Large reel rosebuds in chene effeow on a ground of shrimp pink are amoug new safcens for spring wear. Tho first importations of spring silks have moire grounds with geometric and flowered damasse designs. Fringe or folds cf plush are used to trim all pointed waists, except those mado for the most slender women. Colored stones set with diamonds are considered more fashioflable than soli taires or onyx incrusted with the gems,' High Elizabethan collars, closely covered with facetted pearls, are very fashionably worn with elegant evening toilets. Scarfs, sashes, plaited side panels and Watteau tnnics, made of Roman striped merveilleux, are much worn over dresses of a monochrome color. Pink, a leadintr color this season, is brought out in any number of tones and shades soa-shell, primrose, nesn, shrimp, coral, geranium, laurel, peri winklo, and, most fashionable of all, the exanisite pink tint shading to gold, and known in the oosthetio world by tho name of aurore or dawn. A nniaue style of evening drees af fected by many young ladies is a costume of white nun's veiling, with black satin sandals over black silk hose, embroi dered with crimson star flowers, elbow sleeves, with very long black Suede saxe gloves, high-standing fraise and bertha of old Spanish lace, and garni ture of artificial Jacqueminot roses, delicately perfumed. Many ladies in New York city are wearing velvet, silk or satin toilets, with the ljng-trained skirts entirely plain, but adorning tho corsage with costly lace garniture n bertha of point, duchesse or other valuable lace, with ruffles or turn-over cuffs upon the sleoves to correspond. Where this fashion is adopted the fabric composing the dross is of a superior qnality. Tho Fortune of the Barings. The Barings havo been among the most famous of Euglish bankers. They are of German stock. There is a kind of ecclesiastical flavor about them. Their English foauder was a Bremen pastor, .settled in this country. His prandson ma-ried the niece of an English archbishop. One of his de scendants became bishop of Durham. The money was originally made in the rich profitable clothing business in the west of Eoglanl. Asbburton gave a title in the peerage to tho chief of the house c f Baring. It has been a rule in tho house that when any ono of them has got a title he goes out of tho business. Sir Francis- Bar ing, the first gieat banker, who, dying in 1810. left a fortune of 82,000, 000, and had three sons Thomas, Alexander and Menry. Thomas suc ceeding to the baronetcy, gave tip the business. Honry had a rather romantio reputation as a luoky gambler, who was frequently able to break the bank of a . gambling table, lie wan tne amazement of beholders when he would sit down at a gambling table at the Palais Royal be- fore such tables were happily abolished with piles of cold and notes before him. The reputation of a successful gambler was barely suited to the intense respectability of the film, and Mr. Henry was indnced to retire from the business. Alexander Baring, Often known as " Alexander the Great," -sustained and extended tho fortunes of the house. He went to America, and the richest banker iu England married the daughter of the richest citizen of the United States. Ono of his gigantic transactions possesses a historical importance. After the conclunou ot the great .European war he paid down a sum of 1,100,000, by which France was freed from the oc cupation of P.ussian, Auotrian and Gor man armies. " There are six great pow ers in Europe," said the Dnc de Riche lieu: "England, France, Russia, Aus tria, Prussia and Biring Bros." In 1835 he was mado Lord Asbburton. Two of his sons held the titlo, and each succes sively retired from the business. The head of the firm, Thomas uanng, be came chancellor oi me exenequor in Loul Melbourne's miu stry, and another member, Lord Northbrook, has been governor-genersl of India Lon don Society. Some Rich Americans. The New York Stir estimates the wealth of a few rich men as follows: W. H. Vanderbilt, 200,000,000; Jay Gould, $100,000,000; Mackey, $50,000, 000; Crocker, 50,000,000; John Rocka- feller, Tjt the Standard Oil company, 810,000,000; O. P. Huntington, $20, OOO.OCO; D. O. Mills, 820,000,000; Sena tor Fair, 830,000,000; ex-Governor Stan ford, 840,000,000; Russell Sage, $15,- OOO.OOii; J. R. Keeno, 815,000,000; S. J. Tilden, 815.000,000; E. D. Morgan, 8 10,000,000; Samuel Sloan, 810,000,000; Commodore Garrison, 810,000,000; Oy- rns W. Field, 810,000,000, Hugh J. Jewett, 85,000,000; Sidney Dillon, 85,000.000; David Dows, 85,000,000; J. F. DeNavarro, 83,000,000; John W Garrett, $5,000,000, and W, W. Astor, $3,000,000. The Star adds: The real estate of Croesus, the Lydian king, the richest man of antiquity, was worch $3,500,000, about two-tkirds the valne of Vanderbilt s and his houso cost $100,000, wbilothat of Vanderbilt will cost $3,000,000. The value of the late W. B. 'Astor' s real estate alone was worth more at the time of his death than that of any nncrowned head in Europe. The Richest Man In Ireland. Francis Wise, who died recently in Dublin, was tho richest man in Ireland, leaving a fortune of over $15,000,000, which ho made as a brewer. He had an investment of over 800,000 in the gov ernment funds, and a sum to his credit in tbe bank of 100,000. The interest of his Engjish funded property would be 24,000 a year. Then his income from land and securities in land so far back as 1870 was estimated at 80.000 a ?;nM w. i,sm, kv, n nn. U.a 1 . I . I.. . : prCfc8ea times, was at least 200,000. 1 Ha lived in An mAvnonnivA maniiAr Vmk was verv generous to relatives anil friends, and gave freely to religious and charitable institutions.