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One Brpinre ( 1 Incli,) one inrrtions - 11 .TO One Sipniro " one month - a Ho One Sipinre " three months 00 One Sipisre " ono year ' - 10 0(1 Two Nqimm, mn rrar -' - - lion quarter Col. "" - - - - :Vi c Half .' . " . . - -AO 00 Ono " " v.- . - - 100 TO Utislneis Curds, not exceeding rmo IneU In length, $10 per yenr. I.eial notices t established rates. These rates aro low, nnd n'i deviation vill bo uncle, or discrimination among Htrons. The rates ottered are such. w ill make it to the advantnircol melt dol business In the limits of the circulation of t ie lmper to advertise liberallv. t EPUBLICAN. T Kit MS, 2.00 A YF.All. No Subscriptions received fur rt shorter period than llirnu iii n I Iih. Corrnspml"iiet. solicited from nil parts 1'ft'w "in' i r. N'i nonce Will bo taken of ' hiiii "-,-:n .'Is c .tiiril'inicittl'llis. M.irr. t.r-n ill D.i.tth notiivi) Inserted " Lot us havo Faith that Riht makes Might ; and ia that Faith let us to the end, dare do our duty as we understand it"--LINCOLN. VOL. IV. NO. 50. TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 187-2. S2 PER ANNUM. (The gorcjet gvcputiUc tin. ia eiTiii.imii;i k.vkuv tukkhay, by W. R. DUNN. .Mice in Krv'X'a Bulltilnfr, Street. R ftiJ3irJu33 DIRECTOKY. N hlV I .I.N CN ITIS). IIII.KH W. TATK. P ETTIS A. TATE, :'T0UKEY3 AT LAW, a Urci, TIOXKSTA, P.I. Tsaio Ash, Tr"rIN'.Y AT LAW, Oil ntv. Til. ' V;il prin-'tco 111 'tin irloiis Courts ol Vi.nM "oiin'y. ll bush. ins en'rustnl to ti .-ire w ill receive romit ulteutl 11. 1.1 IV w, W. M G Jor j( A. Ji"lv , T.il.ltf.M, I'd. Kta.. ilk', M.ison, A Ji n.U.3, A TTOttNKYS AT I, AW. (Hiiro on Rim t SP ;vt, nho o Wiilimt, Tionosra, I'a. C. W. Giinl.an, I TI'ORNKY AT LAW, Frank!'!!, Ve- V iiinin.i Co., I'a. tf. V. P. M.-rcilliott, A t o r ii e y nt Ij a tr . AN1 lti:AT entatu a;i;xt. TI OXES TA, PA. 27-tf CLAK- A FASSETT, , A T TO II X Ii YN A T LA II', wai:iu.n ani tiiuoi-tk, ta. rjVIK t NlirUSIUNKM bavin nssoci I ;i'i'i ' Ileitis .vi-s together In th prac l.i ' la v, otl'.'i' their professional st'rv ecu to ti... ptl'ilie. M is ii. ')"omii(1 v HHpnileil to In nil 'lie i.;'i I. of WaiT. ii, Forest unit adjoining W ' I ' 1 ' I . . JUMIIH R CLARK, U in n il. Pa. D. D. rAs&Frrr, Tiiliouli', I'll. Tionesbi House. MITTI",, lYoprictor, Klin St., Tio- lie M. I'l.. nt t lit" month of lh.ei-eck, ? I r, iii-' thorotirhlv rcviv-iled tho Ti'i'ti 1 " i-. :i'i l re-furnished It mm-(i'."-: v. li It . pvroni.o him will lie ir ! ...i rt i toil :it reasonable rale". -0 Iv ro?r.? house, c.i.A' k r;;i i'.:i irroij. opposite . ...I;! I! :r.. I'l. nit'Sln, r. Just no l, l'. -r i hiii r ii mi l Wean ami :'( The lr-t ill lio-i.iis Uri.t cou-itahtly 'i'l.'. A hor'inii of lb" public patroii ! r -npo "(iiilv Nolli ilnl. 4-17-1 V I lo.ii. s 1 lwiliSC, 'I'" 'T.'i.SYA. I'A . opposite the Depot. ('. H. M illie. I'r. pi it-tor. Omul Sta tjiii".' I'.iiniei-tcil vi;h tlie li'itiKo. tf. Syracuse Housi',- TiniorT , P.,.I. A li M vnrii, i'ropie .irs. Tin. lion .e tuts lieen tlioi'ouirlilv i :i'i'. iiinl is now in t!ie lirsi-eln- nr.liT, rtli tiie l.it of Hi''iiiiiiii'i:tti. .us. Any , nfninriim eoiieertilirr oil Territory lit ' tliis puiiit will rlicerftill v tiirnislir-il. 1 J. A- I). MAiiKK, Kxrli.-mita Hotel, T (lWI'.i: TIDKH TI', r , 1. S. Hams IJ ii:ki. it Sun Prop's. This lumse Imvintr li.'ii reliieil is now t lie most ilesiralile stop '. pin.r r-i"'" Tiiliou'e. Agouti rtilliHnl R mi.ii nitii 'lie.l. 4 lv . . - . ... . N.ili.nial Hotel, ' !rVli:MN, l'A. W. A. ll.illenlmck, . I'mprielnr. Tins hotel is New, ami is . i ".rn as a Hist "lass house, situate nt ee iiitK lio". the Oil Creek A- Alleirlieuy I verl r.'i:!ail"lpliia A- l'no Unilroiels, ' 1 io ill. ho Hetmt. I'artieH having In lav .. iB vtr train will liml tins (lie most eonven I nt hotel in tow n, Willi 'iist-elass "eoin- n.itiinis anil rea lotisihlo "iinriieH. tl. . Vr. J. L. Aconih, ' - l)l! YSICIAN AMI M.T.rjKOV, vrhohnt hail litleen veals' rxperienee in a lame s.iil s'leecKstiil praetiei', will n'teml nil Tr.".-.s.si.iial Calls. Oi.iee in h.s Ui iih ami ' ' iroeery Store, luealeil in li lioale, near Villi. niie House. ? , i n u is stt i: v u i ix hk fov n d '' "'A full ossorinent of Meilii ines, Lienors lonn-eo, i i-ars, Nia'u.nerv. tiiass. l ainls. ills. Cnilery, nu I lim lii.ieerieK, all ofthe tieni oil iiiiiiluy, anil will bo sujj ut reasonalile raws. II. IJ.'lirilOKSS, an exiierieneeil Drtiir isi from New Yolk, has elii.ry-e of the tore, AH pieseriptions put upaieiirately. if. j JOHN . UALf. , PHU'T." fosu a. fnoptn, vice entkT. . h. steclc, cashr, ' ' TIOITESTA SAVINGS BANK, Tionesia, Forest Co., I'a. Tlii Hank trans.u L a Oeneral nankin, V' tlollei tinsf an.l l.xehanue litisine.s.s. f l'ralls on llm I'rini ipal Cities of the Cuiteil States ami L.iropo hoilh' amlsulil. ; fcolil ami Silver Coin ami lioveriimenl '8eiiritUM luiiejlit inl (inhl. 7-".u HoniU Vxunuj LiJ juu Hut most lavoralilo ternib. . 1 nfel "si ailwH eil on tiino ileposim. . Mar. 4, (f. - SLOAN & V AfTGI ESEN Blacksmiths : . an n ';yr AGOII4IAKERS, ' , Corner of Clmrelinnil Klin Streeta, ' '' . Tills tii in 1s prepareil lo do nil work in l.ii", ami Hill warrant everything done i llieir sh .h to ;ivi salisliteuoii. I'ur- 't.k.u.al' a'lelili.ni Liveu to - i ivthem a trial, -81111 you will not ro- 4 Wf? M-- - -..'itl-yt. J-LOYD&SON, ' ' t . watek 8Ti:i;m, TipNTSTA, r.V. V TtWF.II'ST Ol'F.NF.n an'cxtennivo X 1-Kioi k of fL0U3 AND ntO, GROCERIES ftNO PROVISIONS, '.'iWliieli hey oiVr to the imblie nt ruli.s us .a.s eun'he olb-red Vy un v other eslab .JljliMit'iit iii town. iJive ui a fall lua'nie purT hasiiiK I'luewheiv.- y.,:i-3m. LIOYPASON. D. W. CLARK, (i'ommissionkii'k ci.r.iiK, kohkstco., r..) It 13 A h I1STA TJJ A G ILYT. II OLSKS nn I Lots forSa'ennd KKN T. Willi ljunls for Sale, I linve Miiperlor faellitles f.ir asferlainlnn i the eonilitloii oftaxeM an1 tax deeds. A-"., nml nm thereforo (pialrie.l to net lnt"lll- ' Hi'iitiy n Mvent of those liviint at n din- i taii"0 ow niinr IiiiiiIh In iho C iiinlv, i Oilien In ConimlsMloiierii l:oom, Court ', HoiiKe, TloneHirt, I'a. j -i-iy, l. W. CI.AKlv. T. A. WntllllT rr. Ul.o. li . tin lli:li, ;K. IIiliih'si Mn.Kr. THE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO.,- MAN L' F ACTU ItF.U.S OF Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c. Killx on Tiiinrstii Trcrk, Forest To., Ta. Vnrtls k O.'fire for. ih k Rnil Runtl Sts., nrrsRURGii, pa. KUM AtMt IMTJIII'.DCf; R I). DITIt'tinfiK FORT PITT GLASS WORKS. I'.slahliHhed A. I). 1KU7. DITHEIIDGE; &, SQN, - MANfFArriT.Kns OF Dithridge's xx Flint Glass PATENT OVAL LAMP CHIMNEYS. AND Silvered Glass Reflectors. These eliiiuneyit do not break bv heat. Ask for IiiTitiiiixiKs. Take no other. DITIIHIIXIK A- SON, 2.1-ly. lMtHbuili.l'a. Xfiv lSoarIinr 1 1 (misc. Mlts. S. S. liri.INflS has built a lame addition to her bouse, and is now pre pared to ai'i'oiunioila'ea niiinber of perma nent hoarders, and all transient ones who mav favor her with their pat roll ie.'n. A Hood tab!o hiut recently been built to ue e iiiiinodaie the horses of irnests Char res rea-oiinlile. Kcsidouee on Llm St., oppo- MitO S. illlslet'H Htol'O. j-lv Jos. Y. Saul, pilACTICAL HarneHa Maker and Sad- iller. Threfl ibnirs north of Holmes House, Tionestu, l'a. All work iH war ranted, tf. I L B R O N N E R & Q O . , AKK CLOSINC out their fall and winter Htoek oi rooiIs at ureatiy redueed priees to make room fur u " ' SPBIHG STOCK. Now Is the time toet noodsof all kinds, cheaper ihiui ever. We have now on liuml Jewelry lloxes, W-rUjiiif lloxes, llainlken hief IloxeH, .M usieal Alliums, Kinliroiderii's, Lace tioods, . Jleiumeil and Stilehed I lankerehiefs, Laee liandkerehieis, White Nubias, all sires, lllaek and While Fringes, Hold umi .Nlixed Heads, .le.velrv of ail kinds, Thr'.ad and I'ohit Laee C. .liars, Zephrys of il eoloiH, lierinantowii Yarns, New Corsets, New S'yle, J'.u sties, lloophkirls, I'li'lcrwoar fur Lmlies. Jti lions, silk ..ml Cashmere bearfs. Great inducements by purchasing HANCXERCHiEFS BY THE BOX. G KNTI.KM A N'S L1NF.N AND LTN- DFUWUAH. Largest and best assorted stock of jjoods foi Men's ear in tiiis section, wliicii WE MAKE TO ORDER In tho most approved style. No fit no sale. A FL'LL LINK OF GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, ulwiiya on hand. A line and well selected stock of American & Imported Watches. LADIF.SOPEIIA, LKONTINK, AND KF.CK CHAINS, UHACKLKTS, LOCK K I S, ltlMiS. liKNTS OOLD AND SILYKi! VKST CHAINS, STKItLINli SILVEIl AND I'LATKD WAltK, JIaU ami Cups belling ui cost. BOOTS AND SHOEO LATEST STYLES O, R K A I) Y-M A I) K C LOTIIIXG, as cheap as eau be liouht in Pa. Xew Infantry Soldier CoatH at Yalixe., Curpet Snekit, Sutchch, Ttunh, Jkc, always vn luintl. Carpels, llrussels, Ingrain, Hemp, and all kinds, WALL PAPER, CUHTAIXS dC, FOK SALF. CIIKAP. I. IIII.BRONNKIl CO. 4ll-tf THE SOUTHERN IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. From tho New York Herald, 17th. Tlie rnminittee appointed by the New York Petroleum Association to visit the nil rcfjionfl relurneil yesterday drtenioon to tliis fity, Iiaviiir nccotn. plislied their misnion. A Herald re porter last evening called nu Henry 11. Iio(rer!, elinirman nf tho commit tee, to ascertain in a general way his opinion relHti'.'es to the troubles in the auo;..t. ti. r.. 11. : t...,. .... a.wi'ii,n.i.i iiic i.Mi.tn nig 10 a cuui I trrr P whut he ta,;ed - t Wo went nut to the nil regions to find out the (jxaet tate of afliiira there, so that we imhl be uble to report to the association liicts upnn which a bn bis tnieht be limned Cor action. Tim muse i.f the trouble lies between the producers mid the .Southern Improve ment Oiiupiiny. This company got a charter l'roni the Ponnsylva niti Legisliitiiie a year or so no, nnd upon this commenced recently to work in earnest. What the chnrter allows them to do nobody knows; for they refuse to show it, to any one or make its provisions public to the mer cantile world. At all events, whatev er it be, the Southern Improvement Company et to work nnd manipulated tho three railroads running from the oil regi .ns namely, tho Erie, New York Central and Pennsylvania Cen tral. It is said t li.it the railroad offi cers, who are mostly Cleveland people, have been entirely in control of the leaders of the Southern -Improvement Company, who are ulc'o Cleveland men. The secret of the matter is (hat Cleve land wants to retain its monopoly oi the oil trade. From 'he very begin ning Cleveland and Pittsburgh have always had a leading inteie.it in oil, and now that in a fair race they must yield lo competition, they havo STItAIXKI) EVERY NKUVE TO CUEATE A MONOPOLY. The object of the. Southern Improve ment Company is to uid and sustain Cleveland. As things have been go ing on it was meant that oil produced at the Creek should be sent to Cleve land for refining and after being Pent back again at a price at least equal lo oil reliucd at the ('reek. Hence, it may be seen at a glance how the rail road interest wus uccewtary for the monopoly. Controlling as they do the three railroads, the monopolists have been uble to control the price of oil and in controlling tho price of oil have been einiblod to become exclu sive purchu.-ers. If any producer dared to refuse to soli oil at the price named by the monopoly, he could not sell at all. If producers generally hitherto held out against the price fix ed bv the monopoly, they could not sell at all. This delcmma was brought about by the monopoly having control of the railroads. If tho producers sold to other buyers than the monopo ly, then the latter, having control of tho freight rates, so increased their rales that it was uecessary for the pro ducers to increase the price of oil. Hence the monopolists have been tilde 10 go into the market, fix the price of the oil, and even compel tho producer to sell at a loss to himself, in response to allegations against them such as those staled, the monopolists alh'riii that their tiolo object has been to bring about the harmonious system of freight rates, nnd to this etid only have they influenced ll.e rail road people. Tho answer to this, how ever, is that they persistently refube to come to tiny sell led rate, that they REFlSE TO BIIOW Til CI U CIIAHTKIl and continue to work in a mysteiious poweil'ul way, and that railroads could control their own loads without tiie Southern Improvement v-'oinpany. Un der ihrse circumstances the producers, nnd, in fact, t tie inhabitants of the oil region generally, have come to the de termination to resist the monopoly. The entire region is divided into dis tricts, each district having a commit tee of its own, subject to the Gei.eral Executive Committee, and through these committees it is uow proposed to beat the monopolists. Every produ cer bus pledged himself to support tho "Producers' Union," aud'each district committee has been instructed not, un der any circumstances or for any price, to sell oil to the Southern Im provement Company or any of its agents. Already this resolve has come into ellect, and during last week tho monopolists were refused oil, and even, in one case, a contract previously made with them was broken by tho producer, lint this opposition is only uow at its start. It is felt all over the whole region, a:id is on the increase in bitterness. The producers can hold out against what they cull "the ene my" for about lour months, but they need the assistance of capitalists, and this, to some extent, they have already got from iho eusteru cities. Probably from tho western cities also they will be liberally aided. They ofler, as se curity lor money advanced to them, the oil in the tanks, which is secured by insurance and guaranteed us to leukue. The producers want to get a combined refining capacity for tho total production of crude oil, uud this they say they must have. As a fitst Hep they mean immediately to hold A CONFERENCE WITH THE T: A II. ROAM PEOPLE, and ascertain once for nM what sha'l be the settled scale of prices for ship ping. Tiie monopoly ii already begin ning to feel the idled of (he opposi tion. Oil has been coming to New York for gome days past which tnpy feared to interfere with awing to the strong feeling now existing in the Oil Regions. The probability is that the producers will come to the determina tion, at least so it is whispered among themselves to order the monopoly to close up their tanks pod leave the Oil Regions altogether. The seriousness of this trouble may bo understood when it is s'atcd that petroleum is the third highest export from the country, it nmountiug to about fiflv million dollars a year. If any monopoly could succeed here it could easily succeed in commanding the prices nf the foreign market. Of course, while the combat against the monopoly continues, work must be comparatively dull in the oil country. Thousands of working peo ple arc now idic. The capacity of the several cities for refining in the nvernge is New York, 6,000 a day; the Creek, 7,000; Buffalo, Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadel phia, Cleveland and Boston, exclusive of the monopolists' property, about 5,000 in the aggregate. Tho average daily production of crude oil during February was about 18,000 barrels a day, but this will be materially dimin ished this month, as the pumps will nil be stopped on Sunday, nnd no new wells will bo drilled. It is intended also, when possible, to stop the fulfil ment of all contracts until the p.esent difficulty is over. The number of pro' ducing wells is about 4"), 000, all of which are located within an nrea of 2.H00 square miles. About 400 new wells are drilled every month, but of these only about twenty five per cent, prove successful. The average exhaus tion of wells is about equal to the new supply trained. The producers have got a refining capacity three times as gn at as is the production, and thus are capable of refining the entire pro duction of crude oil. It is probable that the Petroleum Assocition will take decided action on I he report of the committee when it is presented. All petroleum merchants, equally with tiie froducers nt the Creek, fed, it is staled that the break ing up of the Southern Improvement Company as a monopoly is a necessity for ft'If-existcnce. A Hercic Cabin Ccy. During r.ne of the wars between England and France, a fine English merchant ship was pursue ! by a French vessel of war. The English comman der finding capture inevitable, quietly retired to his cabin, and resigned him self to his fate. Not so, however, with his heroic littie cabin boy, Ch'U'ies Wager, llo had formed a scheme by which he hoped to save his own ship and capture tins threatening enemy fast bearing down upon them; and he had no sooner communicated Ids plan to the crew than they heartily agreed with it, placed themselvts under his orders, uud awaited with liniiness the moment to carry their enterprise into effect. The suspencc was of short dura tion, for the Frenchman was soon alongside, and immediately grappled fast to the inoifeiiding merchant-ship. As Char!e3 hud anticipated, the con querors, elated with ihe acquisition of so fine a prize, poured into his vessel in crowds, cheering and huzzaing, and not foreseeing uny danger, led but few men on board their own ship. Now was ihe moment for Charles, who, giv ing his men the signal, sprang at their head on board iho opposing vessel. While, some seizud the arms which had been left in profusion on her duck, uud soon overpowered the few left on board, the others, by a simultaneous move ment, relieved her from the grappling which united the two vessels. Ourbe ro, now having the command of the French vessel, seized the helm, placed her out of boarding distance, and hail ed with the voice of a conqueror the discomfited crown of Frenchmen who were left on board the peaceful bark he had just quilted, ordering them to follow close in his wake, or he would blow them out of the water a threat they well knew he was very capable of executing, as their guns were loaded during the cluso. They sorrowfully acquiesced with his commands, while gallant Charles etccred into port, fol lowed by hi j prize. Tho exploit excited universal ap plause. The master of the merchant vcsi-cl was examined by the Admiral ty, when ho stated the whole of ihe enterprise as it occurred, uud declared that Charles Wager hud planned, and that to him alone belonged the honor und credit of the achievement. Charles was immediately transferred to the British navy, appointed a midshipman, and u. s education careful!) ruperin tcuded. lie soon alter distinguished himself in action, und underwent a rapid promotion until at length he was created an Adjiirul and became Sir Charles Wager. Fashionable young ludies, liko let ters, require stumps, or they are reject ed by the mules. A Railway Story. The "Fat Contributor" writes to the Cincinnati Time: Lei me relate nn incident nf travel that occurred when I was a frisky young man with a fondness for voong ladies' society. Understand me, 1 have no dmtasiu for young ladies' society now, but they don't eem to hanker so much for mine as they did, say twen ty year ago. This is natural enough. I don't blame them only they don'i know h t they are missing. Ai friend and mysel:' got on board an express train one afternoon to make a short, trip. The car we entered was full. Only one vacant scut in fact, nnd that was alongside a very charm ing young lady. Friend ami I em ii made a dash for thut very desirable vacant seat. It isn't a fair thing to do, as a general thing, to trip a friend, but it was allowable under the circum st inces, and I gave him just, the slight est trip in the world, just enough to enable me to get the start. My Iriend took a seat on the wood box, and look ed vCry disconsolate. I think I added to his discomfiture by certain trium phant winks, nods, and motions in . which I indulged. The young lady I was attractive, some casual remark 'dropped on one side or the other young folks will drop a remark noea sionally, nnd are m..re ready to pick it up again than old ones iiflbrdcduu ; opportunity to giide easily and pleas I antly into conversation. I She was witty ami sprightly, nnd I ' grew unusually brilliant; that is, to the best of my recollection at this somewhat remote day. My friend ob serving this, looked madder than ever. At length we reached : stati in where the train stopped a moment. My friend abdicated the wood box and rushed out on the plulform. Suddenly lie li turiied, uud coming quickly to me, seized me b the collar and auid in u tone heard all through the cur: I "Quick now; get right oil' here. ; You can get a job here just as well as . not. Thty tell me there is only one j shoemaker in the place, and lots of woik. So take your kit ami get off before the train starts. No use nt , looking any further for work. Tramp ing all around the country (or a jobof shoemuking won't pay. Take work where you find it. That's my motto." He almost forced nie out of the seal with his vehemnnce, urn I if I hadn't made a vigorous resistance he would have had me out on the platform. The young lady gave me one b.ok of su preme disgu.-i a tramping jour.shoc tnaker! thcr. directed her gaze out of the window, and kept it there for the remainder of the journey. My friend remounted the wood box, and indulged in such a series of fiendish grins uud malignant chuckles as would have justified me in hurling him from the car, only I was too stujiefied by the proceeding to proceed against him. When I left the car the young lady looked to see if 1 hadn't forgotten mv "kit," nnd I am satisfied she thought I hnd got off to "kick for a job," us they say in khocmuker parlance. A A Scc;et fo. Women. Many women who, before marriage, u.ade it their study to please tho eyes of the men they wished to marry, lose their uflcclioii after marriage by care lessness in cress. Men are fastidious in this matter. Even those who are careless in regard to their own appear ance take delight in seeing their wives neat in attire. They miss ll.ose coquet ti.sh garments, ihe neatly dressed hair, and all the thousand tasty and fuuei. fill little articles with which young women adorn themselves, more than they would be willing to ullow. The neatn 'SsunJ order whiclu'hurmed them too often give dace to a slovenly morn ing gown, f.'owsy huir, slipshod and unlaced shoes, und the like. Men rea sun that they should have the same de sire to lease the men they have cho sen after marriage us before it. The last new song loses its charm coming from the lips of a slattern. The poet ry goes out of life ut a glance, and the household Jose Its brightness. Ihe wife who on account of household cares neglects her personal appearance, commits a grave mistuke, tthich too often bears bitter fruit, and they see their husbuiids leave their society for that of others without reully knowing the cause, uud most men are too proud hi tell them. Let women always give the same care to their dress after mar riago which they gave it before, and Dot rush from the room to "dress up" only w hen there is a prospect of "com puny." Let ihein consider that thai which gives them u charm in ihe eyes of their friends bus a like effect upon u husband, und they will see that he will not have so many pressing busi ness calls "in the city" in the evening, but will have the same delight in their society us in their days of courtship. A man working on a farm near Gil son, III., was presented by a young ludy with a tine plaited bosom shirt, mudo with an open back. He wore it hiudside before for a year before he found out how it wvrked On being told of his mistake, he remarked that he thought it strange the young wouu u should put so much work ou the back. The Crown Jewell of France. Among the crowr. jewels of France which are to be sold to help the nation in its difficulties are some stones which have a curious history. The famous Regent or Pitt diamond is one of these. Of course it was sti.Uu at first all diamonds ate and came, in some mys lerious way, into the possession of Mr. Thomas Pitt, Governor of British In dia, who sold it to the Prince Regent of France. During the revolution of 1789 the Commune of Pari pillaged the royal wardrobe, and this famous jewel was lost fr several years, nnlil one day a letter came to the authori ties nt the Hotel dc, Ville, saving that if they would g. to a certain tree in the Champs Elyses, and dig to a con siderable depth, it would be found. This advice was followed, and the Re gent was recovered. 'The Saucy, an other famous diamond, has been before the worl I for four centuries., or ever since it belonged to Charles the B"bl, of Burgundy, who lost it und his life at the bailie of Nancy After this the diamond passed through a variety of adventures until it filially found its way into the crown collection of France. Among the crown jewels are many pearls and sapphires. These latter stones are said to bring good luck, but even the great number of them in this connection has failed to rentier fortunate the different royal famil:es who have from time to time occupied the French throne. "M-naging," a Wife. A miner nut in Nevada tells how he "manages" his wife, who iaof a "sweet and loving disposition," though she does make herself disagreeable at times. "There ain't many," he says, "that know how to rule n wife proper ly. Now my old women's one of the best liutured women in the world, but site's got. a devil of a temper. When ever I see that she's got her mud up, if it's u dozen limes a day, I just quiet ly say liolhiu' but kinder humor her, and she comes roqnd all right after a while. Even when she throws things at me or gives a wild slash for me with the broom, or rollin' pin, 1 just dodge a little, and she njver hits me the third time before 1 get my c)csoii her uud let her know I disapprove of such notion on her part. Perhaps I ha .e to lea ve the house to show her tliis, but you bet, she sees iho point. Then, by. being careful li"t to irritate her, and letting her have her own way, I manage to make her do just as 1 please. And you bi-t I make her un derstand an)' appreciate toy discipline. Oh! I keep her under pel feet control. A ii.. in has lo, you know, (bit to be boss in his oitu house, or first, thing you know your wile will ride you down like vou wasn't nobody. My wife's a perfect angel in her natural disposition, but any other man but me would spoil her." Stocd it till ho get Mad. The Detroit Free Press relates an in idelit which occured on the return of an excursion party to thut city. Soon nfler tho boat left. Toledo, the slevar l was approached by nn excit led individual who usked him if he was ihe captain The Steward replied in (he negative, at. Ihe same time giving his rank. "Have you the power to put a man out of the cabin? inquired theslrun gcr. "Well, yes, if he's disorderly, I have," replied the siewutd. "Well, sir, look in lure nnd see them wiil you? said the stranger, leading the official round to the door. The i-teward oo;cd in epon the motley group, and replied that he saw nothing out of the way. "You don't eh? Don't you see a man sitting there embracing a wo men ?" "Well, yes," replied the steward, "but what of Hat? Hasn't a f'tllow a right I" embrace his wife?" "'That's just what I want you to run him out for," replied the stranger, dancing around "'That's my wife, uud I've stood it so long that I've got mad. A correspondent nf a Georgia paper tells this story: One night, passing from Wilmington to Florence, Alaba ma, our car was tilled with gentlemen, and there was only one lady present. After we hail proceeded some wav, it was proposed to have a smoke, but one of the possengers pointed to a curd on which there was "No Sniok iug Allowed." So when the conductor came through the cur he was asked if he would ullow us to smoke. He pointed lo the lady and replied, "if she has no objection you may do so." I went to the lady und, bowing, asked if it would be oH'eiisive to her. Hie, lady like, answered, "Not nt ull, my dear sir, I am so lonesome if I hud a cigar I would smoke myself." She was ut once supplied, and wu were a set of happy fellows. An exchange announces as an ap propriate touM over u glass of tho ar dent, us "Here's w hut inukt s us wear old clothe." Thai's the most sensible least we have heard for some time 1 it's u Uuipcraiico lecture in seven words. I An old farmer nun one fine day looking over his broad acres, with nn axe over his shoulder, nnd a small dog at his heels. They espied a woodehuek. The dog gave chase and drove him in to u stone wall, where notion immedi ately commenced. The dog would draw the wood-chuck partly, out from the wall, and the woodcluick would take the dog back. The eld farmer's; sympathy getting high on the side of the dog, he thought lie must help him. So, putting himself jn' position, whit his use above the dog, fie waited for the extraction of the wnoJchuek, wh he would cut him down. So nn oppor tunity oll'.'red, and the old man struck, but ihe woodehuek gathered up at the same time, look the dog in far enough to receive the blow, and the dog was killed in the sp. t. Forty years after, the old man, in relating the story, would always udri : "And that dog don't know this day but w hat the woou chuck killed him." According to the Niagara Falls Gazette one of the night engineers in the New York Central yards nt Stis peirsioii Bridge experienced two radi cally different sensations in a very brief period of time a few nights ugo. While running his -iigine he observed u man on the track in the immediito front, but too late to give the signal of warning before passing the spot. The ponderous machine was stopped as soon us possible ami the trembling en gineer look the back track w ith gloomy forebodings to look up the corpse. His feelings can probably be better imagin ed than expressed when he met the ob ject of his search coming to meet him with fists doubled up, uud other indi cations Hot favorable to the bodily comfoi t of the engineer. A speedily executed right about-face movement was made, und the engineer nitidis tanccing his wrathful pursuer, reached his engine and fled tngloriously from the scene. Two ladies, one a countess, nnd the other princess, once went to Roths child as beggars not for themselves, but for a hospital which was to bo erected at Ischl. Rothschild seemed to approve the undertaking, and took his pen to add his name to the list of subscribers. Pausing a moment, he turned to them and usked: "Excuse me, ladies, is the hospill to be inter confessional? that is, will patients be ucceptcd that do not belong to the Catholic religion?" The ladies hud to admit that only Catholic patients have the benefit of tie hospital. 'Then, ladies, I shall not intrude," said Rothschild, and he laid down the pen. 'They uuder.-tood him without further comment, ami departed. In Pearl street. New York, there is a mill which makes from paper such erticlos as milk pans, cups, bintd puns, wash bowls etc., w hich are said to be superior to wood or metal. The paper after being pulped, is pressed to shapo dried, enameled and subjected to a heat, that would destroy some utensils of the kind. The material is light and easily handled, and does not rust, shrink, leak or easily break. The Edinburgh Review relates nn an ecdoto of M de Suinle Beuve. He once fought a duel. When the princi pals took their position it was ruining hard. Suinle Beuve had his pistol in one hand, and with the other hand ho held up his umbrella. 'The seconds protested. "I have no i bjectioi.s to being Killed," suid he, "but us to be ing wet no !" Since the authorities of Washing! m have determined to arrest all persons using profane language on the streets, the question which naturally arises is, ufh-r ihe first Jul If of the inhabitants have arrested nnd imprisoned the second half, win will arrest and im prison tho first half. The St. Iiiuis girls were so badly frightened by the experience of one of their number w ho dislocated her neck while rcsi-ting a kiss, that they now h dd their lips in the softest and most comfortable position whenever thty see a man uny where near. A lawyer once wrote the word "Ras cal !" in the hat of a brother lawyer. The latter, on discovering it, entered a complaint in open court against tho offender, who, he said, had not only taken his hut, but had written his illume in it, A Western girl, who has been well brought up, kuoiks down every man who kissts her, und she is so pit tiy thai half the married and all the sin gle men in town have black eyts. A man went loan eccentric lawver to be qualified for some pcllv ( flice. The lawyer said to him: "Hold up your hand. I'll swear you, but all eii a I ion couldn't qualify you." An Iowa exchange gives an account of a lire in this mamii-r: John Bald win, of Grundy county, owned a de fective flue, lie JueMi'l own it bow. Insurance SlilMI. A romantic couple, not a great way from here, nunied their inlaiil daugh ter Curessa. That was about eighteen years ago, uud the hots uie at ii now. "Now, papa, what is a luinbiig?" "ll is," replied papa, "w hi n iua j n teuds to be vciy fond of me &id puts, un buttons on my shirt." ,( J I r? S 'ft .W-.WWlJMWl-HW .sw iw '. ,,. - 'f fi