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- . i . i -m VOL. XII. RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, PAHUHSD AY JULY 27. 1882 NO. 23. v " ' i r- : I ' r Old Friends. The old old friends 1 Borne changed j some buried; some gone out of sight; Borne enemies, and in this world's swift fight No time to make amends. The old old friends Where are they ? Three are lying in one grave; And one from the far-off world on the daily wave No loving meseago sends. The old dear frieads 1 One passes daily, and one wears a mask; Another long estranged cares not to ask Where causeless anger ends. The dear old friends, Bo many and so fond in days of youth I Alas that Faith can be divorced from Trutli, Y hen love in severance ends. The old old friends ! They hover round mo still in evening shades; Barely they shall return when sunlight fades, And life on Qod depends. W. J. Linton. FASHION REPEATS ITSELF. I, Robert Ogdcn, at twenty-four, woe a tolerably good-looking youth, with a position in Wells & Banker's wholesale store as bookkeeper at a salary of seventy- five dollar per month. Noth ing Tory brilliant about all this, to b BTtre but I think I should have felt Tory well satis lied with my lot in life bad I never indulged in dreams of sad den wealth in other words, if I had never heard of ray rich Ann Mahal. Now unfortunately - or fortunately, just as von pi eat e to consider it I had not only heard of her, but she was the oraule to which our family listened on all occasions. She was a spinster of the severest type, bnt she was tho pos sessor of two hundred thousand dolIn.TR in good securities, and thin, as you may imagine, covered a multitude of defects. When I wua 6ix years old ajd my cousins, Bert and Jim O.itmod, were about the same ace, Aunt Mahala an nounced her iutcntion of Getting ono i t m up iD busine to tho extent of hall her fortune when he, tho lucky boy, should become twenty-five years o age. Whichever one of us best suited hor in general behavior and in th choice of a w fa th mid be the favoreit one, she declared. On that day rm trouble commenced. Of course th choice of a wile had not yet entered pij youthful imagination, bnt as I greu into boyhood I manifested a Datura debire to have as t.oud a time as othe boys, aid thin was l't'rely contrary t Aunt Mahala's strict idia of propiiuty. " ru idea of jour 1 siting that bo: go off wiih a l t if other younu loafer to ride down hill till 10 o'clock a Bight 1 ' fcbe w nld say to my mother and for that wiuU-r, at least, my fan wa spoiled, or elsn prewired under ti e (natest ililllonltifN. Oh, I hated Aunt Mihila in those days, and wished hei a thousand miles away 1 When I was old enough to realize tb immense help her money would be to me, I did, for a time, try to please her ; but her whims and her almost constant interference provoked me beyond the bounds of endurance. "Let her kep her money I" I de dared wrathful iy to my mother, who was always expostulating against m impatieuce. "if Jim and Bert want to get down on their knees to her they can do so, but I am resolved to be independent " Now all thi3 sounded very fine and I felt every word of it ; at the same time one hundred thousand dollars was a nice sum, and nothing wonld have suited me better than to have it at my disposal. When I obtained a situation at Wells & Banker's, Annt Mahala for the first time acknowledged herself pleased. " I like to see young men get into sines?," she said, emphatically. 'There's nothing more disgusting than to see a yonng sprig like yourself saun tering around itn a cane ana a cigar, trying to make folks think he's a man when he don't know any more than a baby." I " Strangely enough, she advised all her nephews to get married. " Men are poor, miserable creatures unless they have a sensible woman to look after them and keep them from making fools of themselves," she said to me. I did not contradict this sweeping assertion, but I might just as well have done so, for cue took up her last remark exactly as if I had. "Yes, fools perfect fools 1 They always will ba, for they always huve been." " Was that the reason you never married one of them ?" I ventured to ask, althou.'h I knew that my chance for the one hundred thousand would sirk a trifle thereby. "None of your impudence, yonng man I X refused better fellows than you before I was sixteen yews old, because they didn't know anythicg." This was very flattering, but I mod estly retrained frora making any reply whatever, and Aunt Mahala went on: " The worst of it is the women don't know anything nowadays -a shi tless, lazy set, with no more common sense than a peacock. Why, whtn I was a young" But I reoollected a proesing engage ment, and left the room. It was about this time that I met Bay Amdrfll. She was an only child, and although her father was not wealthy he was in possession of a good income; so Bay dressed handsomely, went in the best society and had every wish grati fled. Sbe was not a bauty, strictly speaking, but she had a fresh, piquant face that was more attractive than mere regularity of features, and she knew how to make herself irresistibly charm ing to herj friends. Gay, stylish and nolined to flirt I foun t her, but be neath it all she was pure and true and womanly, and I loved her as I had never even dreamed of loving any woman. 1 pjneked np courage at last and told her so, although I knew she oould do better as far as money was conoerned, unless, indeed, Aunt Mahala decided in my favor, which at present seemed very unlikely. And now that Rav had nrom ised to be mine, and I was looking for ward to our marriage, I longed for the one nnndred thousand more than ever. it would enable me to plaoe my darling in as sood a home as 1 should take he from, and I could not endure the thought of anything less. I did not want to take any advantage of Jim and Bert, however. Once I ventured to broach the subject to my annt, and pro posed that she should divide the money equally among tbe three of us; but was promptly told to mind my own affairs, and not trouble myself about money which wonld never trouble me. Bert happened to be the one to in form Aunt Mabala of my engagement to Bay Ansdell. "I tell you she's stylish 1" I heard him say in conclusion, and with ma licious intent, I was sure, for the word " stylish" always goaded tho old lady into a furious humot. " Stylish 1" she snorted ; excuse the verb, but no other one expresses her tone. ' Of course that's all he wants, then I Any little fool who can mince along and look like a fashion plate will do for him ; no brains, no common sense bnt never mind, if she's only stylish 1 ' At this juncture I walked into the room, and Bert, who did not know of my proximity, looked a little crestfallen, and soon took his departure. " 8o Bert was kind enough to inform vou of mv encasement," I remarked. "Oh, yes I It was nothing to me, of c "uso 1 He enly happened to mention it." This in her most sarcastic tone of voice, and I know she was offended bdeaueo I had not made a confidante of her. It is only a few divs since it was all so! tied, and I was awaiting an oppor- nnitv to inform you of it," I said, anxi'ni to conciliate her, if possible. " D m't trouble yourself to make hxouscs, voung man. ui course no one -spec-ted jou to think of your poor old ui Lit at snuh a time as tois. She has aothinif in common with lofty young "ntiemen nor giggling htile flirts, either." Aunt Mahaln, please don't pass judgment upon Kiy insdcll until you lave seen her and become acquainted with her,'' I b.igged, feeling the occa sion to ba too important to lose my emper. ' Well, bring her around," she con lescendi d to ay. "I confess I'd like r.n see the girl who is fool enough to want to throw herself away on you." It wcnld never do to slight this court ous invitation, so I explained to Bay soon afterword that an eccentrio old innti of mine desired to see her. Bay xpresped her willingness to go and pay her a visit. " 1 d. arly like eccentrio people," she ieclarel, enthuhiistionlly. I prcatly doubted her liking Annt M thol , bat I wonld not discourage her .y sajing so " 1 will oome for yoa early Saturday tfternoon." I said, as ( kissed her good bye at the door. "And, darling, yon nnst not mind if my annt makes pe-,-uliir remarks ; it is her way." "Ob, no I And I shall make her like mo, in spite of your forebodings to the contrary." " Now, B ly, I never said " "No you never said so." interrupted Ray, "but you looked it all the time. Y in imagine your Aunt Mahala and I won't get on together ; well, we shall see." " I don't know how any one can help loving you," I cried, snatching a dozen kisses from the bright, roguish face so close to mine. Saturday, immediately after lunch eon. I informed Ann Mahala that I should bring Bay Ansdell to see her that afternoon. " Ansdell Ansdell," she mused. " I used to know a man by that name a good while ago a poor, shiftless, drinking fellow. What did you say her other name was?" "Bichel," I replied, thankful that it was an old-fashioned name, for Aunt Mahala persisted in liking anything and everything dating fifty years back. "Then why don't you call her Eachel instead of that silly nickname? But then I suppose it would not be stylish enough for her ladyship." I kept my temper with an effort, and tried to say calmly: " Aantie, I hope you will say nothing to Miss Ansdell about your fortune or your intentions regarding it. She promised to marry me believing me to be a poor man with my way to make in the world, and as she will probably have to live .with mo as such I don't want you to say anything to raise ex pectations which may never bu real ized." "Don't be alarmed " said Aunt Ma hala, grimly, "It's not likely I'd be bragging of my money to a little chit like her, who don't know the value of a dollar except to fritier it away on candy and ribbons. By the way, I should think it would be quite a come down for the young lady to set up housekeeping on a salary of seventy-five dollars a month," sneered the old lady, in a manner that made my blood boil. " You will please be mere respectful in speakin e of her and to her," I re torted. "I don't expect you to like her. If I bronght down an angel out of heaven yon would say she didn't know anything ; but if you do not treat Bay ansdell decently I will never for give you, and when I have a home of my own you shall never enter it. Now mark my words." "You insufferable pnppyl" shouted Aunt Mfhala, furiously. "You look well talking about angels ont of heaven I Yoa look a great deal more liko mating with an angel out of the other plaoe, with your smoking and swearing and your disrespectful man ner" Here she choked for breath and I es caped from the room. I reflected that I had been exceedingly foolbh ti lose my temper when talking with Annt Ma hala, for when this happened she never failed to get the better of me; she cer tainly had done so now, and this fact wonld put her into something as nearly resembling good humor as she ever al lowed herself to indulge, consequently now was the auspioious time to present Bay. I hurried at once to her home and found her waiting for me. " ion don't cay a word about my new suit," she said, as soon as we i arted "It just came home from the dressmaker's, and it is qnite too stylish for anything." My heart sank ; Aunt Mahala would hate the dress and its owner, I thought, as I looked down at it. It was a plain, fnll skirt of some silky material, with a queer, gathered waist, and puffs at the top of the sleeves; nothing fancy about it, but if it was stylish, its fate was sealed as far as Aunt Mahala was con cerned. "Bob, something troubles yon this afternoon," exclaimed far-sighted Bay. "Do I look so very hideous, and are yon sure that Aunt Mahala won't like me?" " You are charming, my pet; but I was thinking bow miserably poor I am. Bay, have you ever reflected that with my salary I cannot provide all the luxuries to which yon have been accus tomed in your own home?" " Bob, have yon ever reflected that so long as I have you I don't care a penny for luxuries or anything else?" "But when you are deprived of them' you may miss them more than yoa imagine, my dear Bay," I urged. " If you keep on talking in this ridio u'ous way I shall think yoa are becom ing tired of me, and in that case there is no use going to see ycur Aunt Ma hala," exclaimed Bay, stopping short and pulling her arm from mine. "There, there, Bay I I won't say another word; we'll take each other for better or worse, and I'll work oh, bow I will work to make a fitting home for you I" We had arrived at the house by this time and I led the way at once to my Annt Mahala's room. The old lady arose as we entered, and gazed steadil; at Bav. 'Where did yoa gt that dress?" she demanded, without paying the least attention to my formal introduction. " Madame Guthbet t made it for me," answered Bay, manifesting no surprise at my aunt's abrupt question. "It' the hrst decent dress I've seen on a girl in fifty long years I Why, child. I una ono made nearly like it when 1 was a girl; and a bead ork bag, too I exclaimed my aunt, snatching at the dainty morsel of glistening t-teel which Kay bold in her hands. " Just such a one as I had given me on my eish teenth birthday 1 I used to carry it wherever 1 went, but one day I was out in a boat with a lot of young people and some one dropped it overboard, and that was the last of it. I can't under stand how you happen to be carrying ono so near like it in these days," Aunt Mahala said, in a dazed kind of way. "This was Grandmamma AnsdellV when she was young," Biy explained, brightly. " It's exactly like the fash ionable ones now, and mamma said I mi?ht have it for mine, I'm knittiop lace," sho went on, as my an at con tinucd to gaz-3 at her like one in a dream; "so I thought I'd bring it along and work while we talhed." " To be sure, ray dear I Sit ritrht here by me," said Annt Mahala, drawing out the easiest chair and seating Bay in it. All this timo I had stood by, so as tounded by tho old lady's amiability th 't I hardly comprehended what was being said- Had she suddenly lost her mind, or was Bay bewitching her I They were soon deep in the- mysteries of lace-making, and Aunt Mahala brought out piece after pieco of lace yellow with age. "All my own work when I was a girl," she said; and Bay pronounced them lovely, and asked to copy some of the patterns. Never had I seen Aunt Mahala in such a mood as this, and I could only be thankful and hope for it to last. "Bob, tho poor old goose, doesn't seem to appreciate lace work," Bay said, with a side-long glance at me. " That's so," replied -Aunt Mahala, evidently agreeing on the goose ques tion. " And he can go about his busi ness, if be has any." I left, and only returned in time to take dinner with them, rightly judging that they would get along as well with out me. " Your aunt has given me the loveliest h-nd-embroiderei handkerchief ?" Bay formed me. "And she is going to teach me to do the same kind of em broidery. Oh, I've had a delightful afternoon!" the went on, turning to Aunt Mahala, "and I shall come again very soon." " Robert," said my aunt, as Bay was tying on her quaint poke bonnet to go home, ''Rachel looks very much as I did at her age." This was the worst insult of all, bnt I bore it without a murmur, and Bay ex claimed, impulsively: " I hope I shall look as nice as yoa when I get to be your age I" I aotually thought I saw tears in Aunt Mahala's eyes, when Bay threw her arms around her neck and kissed her , good night, and her voice certainly trem bled as she (-aid: "God-mnht, my dear child. God bless and keep you I ' "Bob, has your Aunt Mahala any property?'' inquired Bay, soou after we commenced our homeward walk. " Yes, 1 believe she has some," I an swered, bypociitically. " Then I am sure she intends giving some of it to you. She asked me how I txpected to get along as the wife of a poor man, and I said I should be very economical. I told her we were going to woik together and make money; that I should do most of my own work, and all that She chuckled and nodded her head, and kept saying, ' We shall see we shall see I' and I conldn t help thinking she meant to do something for you. . I hope she will, Bob, for your sake. I don't like to think of your toiling behind that desk to make a bare living for us " Then I told her all about the one hundred thousand which I had not the sliKhtest dou t would now be mine. " And a'l because yoa are the dear est, sweetest, most sensible woman in the whole world I" I declared. "No," contrsdioted Bay, "it's because fashion, like history, repeats itself. If the old sty.es bad not beooma sew I shouldn't have had my dress made in this delightful, old-fashioned way, nor should I have been carrying Grand mamma Ansdell's work bag, nor should I have been knitting lace such as your Aunt Mahala made so long ago; and you know very well, Bob, that it was all this which pleased the dear old lady." "Then we'll call it Providenoe work ing in our behalf, and be thankful for evermore," I said. And you will do something for your cousins, who will be terribly disap pointed," pleaded tender-hearted Bay. "Certainly," I replied. "I always intended to help them if the money came to me." The next day Annt Mahala informed me that I might get into any branch of business that I desired, and eh. would furnish the money. " You havo some business taot," she oold, condescendingly, "and with such a wife as Baohel Ansdell, you can't go far wrong." I thanked her heartily, and kissed her to emphasize my thanks, at which she was greatly incensed, and told me not to make a fool of myself. Bert came over that same morning. I fancied he was a little anxious to know how Aunt Mahala liked Bay. She did not keep him long in suspense, bnt sounded her praises until he appeared to grow tired of listening. " Wait until you see the girl have my eye on," he said, lightly. " You couldn't find one like Bachel Ansdell if you hunted the world over. Why, never shall lorget how I felt when she walked in here yesterday. She looked like some dear old picture stepped down ont of a frame. It brought back the days of my youth it did, indeed I" declared Aunt Mahala, verging on the poetical. The old lady has never lost her good opinion of Bay, but always looks npon her with especial favor. Sbe is losing some of her -sharpness of tongue and temper, too. I think she is ashamed to indulge before Bay, who is good nature and sunshine itself. If she keeps on improving she will be quite a lovable old lady, but however that may be, Ra and can never forget how much wo owe her. l'crila and ritfalls. The sporting man, Fitzgerald, who recently attempted to swindle Charles Fiancis Adams out of $20,000 by gaming, is now doing the State of Mas-sachut-etts some service in prison. An other man who at'empted a card game swindle on Mr. Weed, of Newbnrg, and :ctually brought him into his debt to he a nount of $-150,000, will soon be brought to trial, and it is hoped with a like result. We bave in view still an tber case, where college student in an evil moment became intoxicated, vhich resulted in his punishing a bully vho purposely provoked him. The oully, thinking to prey npon the young nan's snse of shame, threatened nim with the law unless he paid up and ettltd. Then the yonng man taking 'right, drew on his father for funds; he demands from the bully increased, ind si d d the son's drafts, till finally the father announcing his purpose to ciime on and investigate matters, the student leit college, stole away ont West where, arriving penniless, he hired out as a farm hand. Months flew before the father discovered bis son, who was pei'suadtd to return home. Then a lawyer took the case in hand, com pelled the bully to disgorge, and now that young man is at his studies again. Each case is different in its way, but it points to one moral not to submit to extortion or blaokmail for the purpose of avoiding publicity; meet the issue squarely, and nine chances to one the villain will back down. That was a wise advice a father gave his son: after mentioning the various temptations to which the boy leaving uome would be subject, be solemnly charged him to avoid them all. And then he added, "but it yon ever do get into trouble come to me you'll nnd no better mend, and it is the only thing to do." The young man did get into trouble, was almost in despair, and contemplated suicide ; but he bethought him of his father's advice. Ho went to that father and was rescued; that lesson has lasted him all his life. The reader, old or yonng, can make the ap plication. Christian at Work, How Sbe Got Even. They tell a story of a would-be funnv broker, who last season adopted a most nendish method of getting even with one of the chronio flirts who are said to make the piazzas here lively later in the season, lie obtained nait a dozen en ergetic crabs from the fishing beach, and watching for an opportunity when no one was in a particular tank except the inconsistent fair objeot of his ven geance, he dropped in the crustaoeans (way up term for cransj. ine young luilv continued her natatorial exercises (jam up term for paddling) a few minutes longer, when she sud denly uttered a bloodcurdling shriek, and was helped np the ladder with a crab hanging on to her pink little toe. She had several consecutive epileptic fits while the marine corn doctor was being removed. The Me phistophelean glee of the broker, how ever, gave him away, and for fear of sjome counter-triok he decided to bathe early in the morning thereafter. A few days after that the bath-house keeper was startled by some tern no yei.s, and hastily entering the tank-house he be held the broker floundering out with a big. jagged-toothed spring rat-trap denoted on his heel. "Who the deuce put this horrible thing in the water?' roared the broker. "I did. sir." sweetly replied the orabbed young lady aforementioned, stepping out of a bath-room. " I put it there to oatoh those horrid crabs, yoa know." The broker went home on a crutch. Ban Francisco Post. Becent investigations show that con sumption ef the lungs can be produced in the human subject inside of ninety days, by exclusive use of food contain ing staroh and sugar in alcoholic and acetic acid fermentation!. The Yellow Tane. When overhead the gray cloads meet, And the air is heavy with mist and rain, She clambers np to the window seat, And watchos the storm through tho yellow pane. At the painted window she laughs with glee, She smiles at the olouds with a sweet disdaia And calls: "Mow, papa, it's sunshine tome, As she presses her face to tbe yellow pane. Dear child, in life should the gray clouds roll, Heavy with grief o'er tby path amain, Stealing the sunliuht from thy sonl, God keep for thee somowhere a yellow pane I Walter ieortif, in St. Xicholat. HUMOR OF THE DAY. The way to treat a man of doubtful credit Is to take no note of him. There ought to be a great many red ears in the corn crop this season; it has been talked about so much. It takes 6 000,000 miles of fence to keep the neighbors' cows and hens out of the gardens in this country. As between the cheese press and thd printing press, the former is the strong eat, but the latter is the more rapid. Perhaps the reason why the voice oi truth is so rarely heard is because, liv ing in a well, she is apt to have a cold. "Does the world miss any ono ?" you ask, Julia. No, it don't miss any one, unless he takes somebody's money along with him. " Don't be disoouraged, my son, but take heart." "Should be delighted, father," was the reply; "bnt whose heart shall I take ?" Why does the tight-trousers young man practice economy by walking up right ? The answer is: Because by not stooping he saves rent. Nothing makes so much noise as a rickety wagon with nothing in it, un less it be the man who insists on talk ing when he has nothing to say. Sharks on the Atlantio coast are un usually stupid this year. They grab at an old suit stuffed with hay when a school ma'am is kicking the water not two rods off. "Do yoa believe in signs?" asked the shopkeeper. "Well, yes, I used to," said Fogg; "but since you placed in your window, "Selling for less than cost,' I have weakened considerably." A woman hunted two hours for a nefdle sbo dropped on the floor and couldn't find it, and then her husband came in, and had hardly taken his boots off before he could tell where it was Queer how men can do things tha' women can't. At a hotel in Glasgow a gentlemaL, finding that the person who acted as waiter could not give him certain in formation which be wanttd, 'put the question, "Do yon belong to ths estab lishment?" to which Jeames replied, " No, sir ; I belong to tho Free Kirk." An old man with tho palsy went out to shoot squirrels, taking his son with him to carry tho gun. Spying a half dozen in a tree the boy tock aim, fired nnd missed several times in succession. Tho old man took the gun in his shaking hands, put in a feaiful charge of powder and shot, fired and brought down three. " There ! That is the way to shoot squirrels." "Well," answered the son, "I might havo done as well if I had fired all over the tree at the enme timo." The Blackbnrry Trade. Southern New Jersey supplies a largo proportion of the blackberries that reach the markets of New York, as well as those of Philadelphia. In tho township of Hammonton alone there are more than 1,200 acres of blackberry bushes. When in lull bloom the blackberry fields are almost as white as a Sonthern cotton field in November. The long rows of dark green plants with their wealth of white blossoms are an enctaiting sight to the lover of the beaut.f ul. The soil in which they thrive best is a light candy loam, almost pure sand. Tney are cultivated with the greatest care, not a weed or blade of grass being per mitted to interfere with their growth. The slightest undulating, almost level fields, are inclosed by well kept and clipped hedges or arbor vita), spruce, fir, hemlock and other ornamental ever green shrubs. Otner fruits strawberries, raspber ries, grapes, peaches, apples and pears are also grown in this fertile and gener ous soil, but the main crop is the blackborry. About 20,000 bushels of blackberries were shipped from Ham monton last year, and it was a short crop. It is estimated by the best informed residents of the township that there will be this year, in the height of the season, fifteen car loads shipped every day, The crop is " pitched " for 110 000 bushels or more. If the weather is favorable it will be made. If sufficient pickers can be brought from Philadelphia and New York it will be gathered. To ship these berries will cost in freight about $80 per ca-. Most of this crop will come to New York, to be thence distributed through out the country. The picking is done mostly by Ital iansmen, women and obildren who are brought at a trifling expense from Philadelphia, lodged in rough qnar tero on tbe farms, paid from two cents to two cents and a half a quart, and permitted to do their own cooking, mostly out of doors. These were tbe prices last year. It will probably be less this year if the crop is abundant. A family of three or four berry pickers can, at the rates quoted, frequently make more than $5 a day. The best hands pick from seventy five to one buod-ed quarts, and the others between lorty and fifty quarts with ease. The cost of living while in the country is a mere trifle. The berry picking season is tbe summer festival time of the poor Italian families of Philadelphia. A man at San An onio, Texas, threw dynamite in the ri.tr to kill n-b, tut, miscalculating the distance, bad both hands blown off by tLe ei plosion. Thirteen and eix-hnndieiths cubic feet of air weigh one pound, England and the Egyptians!-. Further dispatches from Aluxon lrla soy that thr fire in tbe city was nut spreading and that l, early all looting has been stopped. Admiral eyniour organized a police force and occupied tbe gates of two forts. A force of Oernians landed from the fleet to protect the hospital, and apaityof Americans, with characteristic enterprise, reestablished a oi man late among the ruins and horrors of Alexandria. The American flag and the English wave together in the breeze over the piles of debris and tha turning stones of the devastated city. The American marines were the first t land to help the British to restore order. They occupy the great square, with their headquar ters in the Ht Mark's building. The Germans followed the Americans. Both partios landed without any political instructions from their respective governments. All of the foreign vessels in the harbor, except those of Austria and Oieece, landed men. It is now possible to walk the streets without an escort. The cafes and shops are reopening, and confi dence is generally reviving. The bombard ment of Tuesday almost exterminated ih. Cftuu .rw ui nut ry men, wmua was tho beist branch of the nrmv. The tires in the town were undoubtedly directly instigated by the principal supporters of Arabi Fanha, if not by himself. After tho looting commenced, the suMier attacked the orig inal plunderers and roMjeT them of tnoir prey. Arabi Pasha during the engagement waa at Fort Naj oleon, whicn neither fired nor received a shot. Alter the tiring had ceased, bo rode through the town accom panied by Mahmoud Sanii and other ministors. Subsequently a pirty of soldiers deliber ately set fire to the French ooneulate. Another party proceedod in the same systematic man nor to sot fire to tho other s de of the Great square. Tho whole district is so ruined that even the Btrect openings are iudistiugnishaole. The English consulato ami the quarter contain ing the grf at grain and cotton storj escaped 'lie conflagration. Th" o llces of the Ottoman bank and the Credit Lyounaise escaped the general destruction of the banks. Arabi l'asha appropiiated 23,000 from the cuBtota house ui fore lo tvin,'. According to the aoconntg of peraona who remained in the citv, bauds ot murderers, during and a!tr the bombardment, lorced i heir way in'o almost every house. Scarcely any European riwe-hnwai spared. It appears tint large etores of petroleum were sent to Alexandria the week before tha b"mbatdm'nt specially to set fiie to thfl town. The iiicnuli rios say that tin y received instructions t s t fire to the bouses. Tliirteeu hundred Chris tian refugees wero Baved in tho Coptic church during tho massacre A famine is appre hended , also an epidoinic, becausoortho num ber of uiibiinorl dead. Wliolo tnmilies or Eu ropeans have disappeared, and it is believed i hoy were thrown into the liames. A procla mation, declaring the city voider maitmllaw, wua i-suod by authority of the khedive. The correspondent of tho London Ttleqrnph sends the 'ollowing troui Alexandria: "I visited tho American Consulate to-day, and found it oicirpied by sixty American" muriuen, and twouty sailors, with a small gun. The limine around being on lire, the Americans wero pre paring to save tho Consulate. How the Ameri cans managed to get gunpowder into tho square is a mystery, as tho air is literally full of spark. However, they succeo-ted and brought down the hunst s in tho vicinity of the Consulate a.:d Palace of Justice. So bad was the condition ol the streets that the Americ tn marines insisted en guarding us to our lauding place, many cut Uuoats being abroad. Later Alexandria dispatches say: The force of 6,000 men now in the city is well able to rr itcct it from any incursion by Arabi or his lieutenants. Last niidit was passed in quietness, and but for tho burning of a few fires the city was as tranquil as before the bombardment. Of course, there isstill some pillaging going on-in the distant quarters, but the police arrangements Hro now thorough y effectivo, aud capl irod plnndorers are given but a short time to say their prayers. Last even ng an atteurt was" wade to et Sro to the St. Mark's buildiugs, the neadquaiters of the Americans on shorn, but tho incendiaries' plans were frustrated. The treatment of those vaga bonds can be best doscrit ed in two dispatches a correspondent sent. At 4 o'clock in the moriing he said : "Four uraves have just been iltig in tbe squaro rcadv for the bodies of pliin drrers." In the evening be telegraphed: ''Throe of the graves are now filled. Arabs r titty ot plundering and arson aro brought in ev ry fow minutes. Tho irinost discretion is used in dealing with tho accu-ed." The lines are now vei-v rnmr v gna di d nnd tho gates aro al. we!l dofended. It has been decided now that 5uj iiiii-ie-i will occupy sovon different central points in ilie city. This will it is expected daco ihe wholo town under efliciont surveil lance. Kativo police aro being organized to aot under the military police, and a detective f'rc haq liecn instituted to search for suspi eious persons. ino n iiiinn Daily Kelt has a dispatch which says that tho khedive professes to be in receipt of inlormation that 205 Europeans have beou killed at Kafr-cl-Dwar, where Arabi Bey is now throwing up earthworks. The corre spondent of the Tune telojrraphs that he has opened communication with tint camp, which he is informed consists of a Utile over 0,000 men. who aro intensely discontented, aud sur rounded by starving women aud oliiUreu. llccrnits of tho lower class are still being en ticed by Arabi with promises of unlimited plunder, and the force is held together by tbe assertion that the English will kill all those re turning to the city. Arabi and Toulba Pasha, who was the military governor of Alexandra, have utterlv lost prestige by (heir gross cow ardice during the bombard men t. A leading editorial article in the London Morning fatt saj s : " The behavior of the American admiral and his men at Alexandria is beyond all praise. Amid diplomatic pro tests, European concerts and conferences and naval demonstrations of imbecility it is re freshing to find a commander who is able and willing ou his own account to say what he thinus and to do what ho says. H xty marines, physically speaking, could not do much, but ihore is a way of giving support which quad ruples its value, The conduct of the Ameri cans during the night alarm that Arabi Bey was coming contrasts remarkably with that of the French and Italians." The ilori-ing l'ol also Bays: "When the Emopean allies were go ting out of range the Aniuricau admiral, with a cool gUnce at the threatening Egyptian cannon, 'calculated be would stay where be was, and if any of them fired at biiu he would fire back.' When the bombardment was over an American ship alone sailed around each ol our ships and gave them a lusty cheer. When Adniiial Seymour asked for aid to pro tect life and property in Alexandria, sixty American marines landed promptly in a way wbicli quadrupled their value. Last and boot of all, when there was a rumor of 4rabi re turning with 8,000 men and the European murine hastened back to their men-of-war. and while French aud Italians were tailing in safety in the open sea the Amerioans preferred to 'stick by the Englishmen and take their ohaneca.'" The P' ' ends as follows : "There are times when jealousy and ill-feeling run high between us and bad words are bandied ao oss the Atlantic, but, thank heaven, there are also limes of na;ioul grief and occasions of great moment when blood is lound thicker than water aud Americans and Britishers will be found standing side by aide. May it be so atways 1" Arabi Bey has diverted the Mahmoudleh canal, which supplies Alexandria with water, although it is believed that the larger number of the cisterns in the city bave been recently fi led. It was calculated that there was suffi cient fresh water in Alexandria to last ten das. The London Ntw has the following dspatch: "Everything is at a standstill. N 'thing is doing and nothing is known. The houiau webs cauuut be o.eaued and tilled hi 1 s than a lortuight. The fleet oan condense sullicieut water lor the orewt and troops, but uot lor the populace, who must go afloat or re tire to ihe villages." The London i'mie'f correspondent saya that thuro u no chance of a resuiuptiou ot busiuwa iu the oity tor at least three months, lie adds that he baa been informed iiom the camp of Arabi Boy that ihe Utters force U iner.a in and tht he is tegaiuing hi influence because ot the delay of tliu BriiUh troopj iu attacking him. UU scouts iiava bom aeon at Uamleh. four miles oulsido of the city. Arabi Boy bas certain y not been inactive, though the stories of Lis movemeuis aie neatly all vague rumors, so that it is hardly, likely be will obey the porte, which tho correspondent of the Daily iVeuw at Constantinople Bays has ordorod him not to niaks any further movements. Arabi is calling in all Ihe Bedouins iu tho neighborhood Of liamlcb. General Alison, with several officers, recon noitered to a point within three inilcs of Ara bi's positions, which were found to be very strong. . " ' Ihe Suez oanal and Port Said were considered most insecure. Thero was only a small gun boat in the canal and there were 12,000 Euro peans iu Font Said, with 7,000 Arabs. Omar Pasha Lufti, governor of Alexandria, returned to Alexandria from Cairo by way of Fort Said. He made the fuliowbig report to the khedive : 'On the way to Cairo I saw Europeans massacred and their houses pillaged at Daman hour, Tantah and Mihalla, where the Alexan dria rabble had arrived. Thoy cut off the hands ofberberins because they served Christians. Arabi Bev had callod a meeting at Cairo of ail the pashas, uieinas ana notables and asked them wbether it was right to obey the khedive, seeing he bad sold Egypt to the English, had ordered the military bake houses to make 1,500 loaves dailv for the British without ptoviding for his own troops, and bad sent telegrams in their name. The minister of the interior presldod at the meet ing. Mahmoud Pasha Baroudi practically di rected the discussions. Sheikh liossau recom mended the declaiation of a holy war, bnt at the instance of the Coptic Patriarch modera tion prevailed. The meeting appointed a com mittee to go to Alexandria in order to verify the accusatious against the khedive." A diBpatcb from Alexandria says: "There will bo publio executions to-day or to-morrow. I am asked to point out that all the culprits have been convicted of murduiing Europeans under circULLBtuuccs of exceptional bar barb y during the bombardment of the city. The murderers will be shot by Egyptian troops. It is quite possible that such executions will con tinue tor some timo, as every day brings to light similar cases." The rumors of the killing of foreigners in the towns of the interior, Bays an Alexandria dispatch, are daily confirmed by Iresh reporta. A refugee from Cairo who arrivod at Alexan dria to-day enys numerous massacres of Euro- fienns took place in the outskiits of that city ast Monday. Among those ki led at Tsntali the other day were two English cnyiueeis named Crowther and MacAlan, who wero sacri ficed by tbe mob despite tho efforts of a sheik and the governor of the town to save thorn. ll tho employes of the Cadastral suivey in the same town were also kiiloj. The London T.mn' correspondent says bo has received a letter from tho interior in which the reports of the masracics at Cairo and I) -mietta are confirmed. At C'aliub a family is said to have been taken from a railway tram and put under the wheels. Tuere are 500 soldiers and many Bedouins iu Zag-izig. These have been joimd by sol licrj and Bedouins from Cairo, and no doubt.a general massacro bos begun. Tho news of the massacro of Europoans in varioui parts of Egypt has ex cited great indignation at Alexandria and the delay iu taking action is bitterly commented upon. Tuo reason tho natives have assumed their insolent airs an I are carrying things with such a high band is owin to reports oi his signal success againBt the English which Arabi Bey has ciiculaicd among the people. A corre spondent at Port Said says that after tho bom bardment ot Alexandria Arabi Bey spread a re port that tho English tfo ps bad been defeated. Other coi respondents say that tho official native report of tho bombardment of Alexandiia says that tight iron-cluds wero sunk, two burned and four captured, and that the latter would be brought to Cairo. MOCLAMATIOSS ISSVED BY ARAM. ' On the evacuation of Alexandiia Arabi Bey i-em d the following proclamation : 'Mrmu.H: At tuo khedivo'a instigation the Kuglh h killed witti the swoid and snot in ro venge thu Egyptians who were loft to guard tliu city. 'Iho khedive remains at night with Lis women afloat among tho En.ilish and returns to the shore in the dayiime to order a continu ance of tbe slauiib tr. 1 hercforo l issue my order to coutinuo raising soUliois." A second proclamation of Arabi Bey says : "The khedive has imprisoned Lis ministers at Alexauitria iu order tint they may be iustru rneuts in Kugli-h hands. '1 lie telegrams dis patched by llagheb Pasha authorizing a cessation of the military proparutions were foro bly extorted from him and are therefore invalid. An irrcconcilublo war exists between us and the Engli-h." , The London Trltqraph has a dispatch from Alexandria which says: "Tho Notables at a incniing in Cairo biive adopted a resolution declaring that tho khedive, having Violated the constitution, is a traitor, and so they have deposed him. They have also issued a procla mation declaring war with England and sum moning all good Moslems to tight against the enemy." Dispatches from Alexmdria say that early this morning Major-General Alison, with two regiments of infantry and a mounted squadron moved out in tho direction of Arabi Bey's in trenchments at Kamleh and Milaha for tho pur pose of blowing up the railway. Several dead bodies wero found in tho Mnhmoudieh canal which they crossed in their line of march. A body of 250 rilles under command of an aide-do-camp pushed beyond Milaha and en countered some of Arabi Boy's cavalry. A few shots were exchanged and the Egyptians retired after leaving two dead aud teveral wounded. The rifle corps thon withdrew. The correspondent of the London Tim$ at Alexandria writes that ho is convinced that the report of tho number of persons massacred at the timo of the bombardment was grossly ex aggerated. Still similar reports of massacres are constantly received, which will probably in the near future be descrii ed also as grossly exaggerated. As an instance of this a tele gram has been received saying the Arabs at Is mailia are murdering the Copts. Every Eu ropean bas no- lelt Cairo. The country is drifting into fearful anarchy. Atrocities equal to any ever perpetrated in Hul gaiiit are committed with impunity. Two Germans at Tulbh who had beeu sheltered by the statiou-ma-ti r until tho train was ready to start, were caught ou entoring the train, their heads held over the carriage door aud their throats cut. Another CnrUtian was placed on the rails and an tngiuo ruu to and fio over hia body. The khedive has signed a decree dismissing Arabi Pacha, and doelaring him a rebel. He has also issued a gen- ral order forbidding the Egyptian army to obey orders from Arabi Pacha, and forbidding tho people to pay him their taxes. The following is the order dis missing Arabi Bey : " In consequence of your departure to Kafr-el-Dwar, accompanied by tho army, thus aban doning Alexandiia without orders. Btoonincr railway tialiio, preventing us from receiving telegrams and communications through the post and imp- ding ihe return of refugees to their homes iu Alexandria, aud of your persist ence in war prepaiatious and your refusal to come to ns alter receiving orders, I dismiss you from the office of nunmior of war." A Poetic Oddity. The following POetio odditv isconmrl from an old scraD-book. It is said to have been written 200 years ago, and is as interesting tor its quaint philosophy no n. nnni.-:. 11 i ,F. J iui buo DuuiianbT ui tbe uuuetrucuon: I had both and a to my from my and my g a 3 came my but my and a and my f Of either thought. I lent my ra store; And took his word ttierefur- I sought my . I lost my At length with f got my But bad I I'd keep my Which I had wanted lnnor: And as not this a wrung ? Which pleas'd ma woudroua well; Away quite from me tell; As 1 have bad be. fore, And play the foo I . no more.