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VLYJI WINN&B~OiRQ W., WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPT EMBER 27,1871. [NO.1 57
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DESPORTES & WILLIA MS,
Termns.--Tn r It 1'XAt.n . publi'lhe-l Weeks
in the Town of Wiiusboro, at 02.00 in.
vareab~y in advance.
Xe All tratisidAt aulVertlcisnents to be
id in advance.
Obituary Notices and Tributes $1.00 per
Thoughts for' the Mo nth.
Unlike the last, this is a very busy
month on the farm. Cotton picking
will absorb much of the labor, and
the sowing of amall grain, grass and
clover will fully employ all the hands
that can be spared from the cotton
field. The indications are, that a
short crop of cotton will be made,
and it Is the policy of the fatriner to
gather it promptly as it opens, that
rains may not injure the quality of
the staple and reduce its price.
Pick as rapidly as possible, gin as
soon as it is well dried, pack and put
in different places, that the torch of
the incendiary or an ocidental
match, may not in a night destrcy
the whole proceeds of the year's la
bor and toil. Remember how often
during the last five years, farmers
have lost all their cotton, by keeping
it in the gin house.
Fall oats should be sowed as soon
as possible.. We should .always pre
fer to have this work done by the
middle of September. We have
made sowings from the lt of Sap.
tembor to the last of October, and the
early sowing have invariably done
best. A very serious risk attends
the later sowings, to-wit : That dry
weather following, the grain ma
not come up until severe cold sets in.
We prefer to prepare the land by
turning it over nicely, then sow the
manure and seed, cover with harrow,
so as not to bring up the vegetable
matter turned under, and finish by
rolling the land well. From one
and a half to two bushels of seed
should be sown to the acre. There is
danger of winter killing and this
should be guairded against by a thick
stand at the start.
CLOVER AND GitASS.
September is the proper month for
sowing clover and grass seed. From
the trials we have imade, we are in
clined to think it is best to sow these
by themselves, and not -vith small
grain. The old idea of ,,. , small
grain shading the young clover or
grass, is probably erronoous ; certain
ly it is without foundation when the
latter are sown in the fall, for if the
and is at all rich, they will be well de.
veloped before the heat of the ensue
ing summer. We saw clover sewed
September 24 I, 1870, cut May 24th,
1871 and it was in every respect asgood
as clover two years old growing by the
side of it. The custom of sowing
w ith small grain probably originated
at the North, where clover is sowed
in the the spring, and riot cut until
the onsucing spring, and the farmer
is desirous of getting a crop of small
grain in the mean time instead of
lossing as it were, the ose of his land
for a )ear. The clover alluded to
above was not at all killed out by tha
severe frecaes of' .last.Vhristmnas, and
that must certainly be regarded as a
M4ANNE.R OF BEEDING.
,Prepare the land as for oats. Un
less very rich, apply 150 to 200 lbA.
of super-p~hosphate -broadcast, and
barrow in well,, :then sow .seed and
barrod f6'brash lightly,' ftnd by all
moans roll the land thorortily.
Cotton seed applied at the tib the
clover is sowed, does no~j answer
well, -because it does.p answer
promptly enough, ut j~t has been
orushed or't-otted. Thoe lover plant
needs assistance Enost at the earliest
stages of its growth. Stable manure
is good in this, as i ot c ~ases,
when applied liberally.
BAR Y, 11E &c.
- Every fa~~ r should be well sup.
plied wi t'winter-graing lots of
these valuable plants. Work horses,
2nares, colts, milk cows, calves, &c,
&c., need and ought to have the
.bencfits f them-to say nothing of
4he Mriiy they imipart to tha
hioni land-scape, during the cold
~dr e6ry months of winter. T1o be at
:j#lyaluable, such lots should he ox
- remely rich-the lack of sunshine
iinade .pby thebtifpnuu of araure.
**)t is be.t that they be, seeded down
ythe mtiddle of this month..
~* The Esletion Prospect In Ohio,
A WVashington:Aispatch says :Ad
.tioes froem Ohio indicate that the ite
~ublicanis will .elept their Stito ticket
jnOctober by a 'rf d'edided majori
,but owing to differenoes in the
prty in Hamilton county, the indica
$ions are very favorable for a Legisla
ture in the interest of the Conserva
tivos,"who, ia such an event, will se
cure a Vnited States Sen'atoi in plae
JMarriageable young la'dies are re
joicing because next year will be
leap-year, and they will have a chance
to make their backward lovers come
Blood for Blood In Jefferson Coulty.
Groat exoitement prevails in Jeffer.
son Couinty Ga. Some time ago, a negro
there, of very bad- reputation, named
Bug Pierce, wantotily shot atid killed a
youqg muan by the name of Joseph
ColemIan, who went to his house as an
officer of the law. After this, Pierce
fled immediately to Atlanta and
thence to Washington City. On
Friday night last he eturned to his
homie, bringing with him a guard of
three U. S. soldiers. lavirg mur
dered an officer of the law in cold
blood, the Government sent him back
with bayoncts to brave an outraged
community. As soon as he arrived,
the civil authorities arrested him upon
a charge of murder. And on Satur
day night last, while under the charge
of an otheer, a party of disguised men
suddenly appeared, seized and secur
ed the iflicer, tied the negro, threw
him into a cirt, and drove off with
him. The cart which belonged to the
officer's promises, eamne back to the
place next morning, but none of the
arty of the previous night with it.
t is believed Pierce received sum
mary punishwent for the murder of
young Coleman. On Monday after.
noon last a company of U. S. solderb
arrived in Bartow, the county town of
Jefferson, with instructions to arrest
a number of citireu%-EdjeLield Ad
Ben Butler, in his endeavor to get
to be Governor of Massachusetts, is
parading himself as the most popular
man among the negroes that there is
in the United States. Ile Eays: If
I am not sustained in more cabins
by the prayers of the c-lored mcln
than any commander in the army, I
will never appear in public again."
The New York Tribune illustrates
"Here's yer nice roast chicken,"
cried an aged colored man, as the
cars stopped at a Virginia railway
station. "Ilere's your roast ohick'n, 'n
tutors, all nice and hot," holding his
plate aloft and walking the platform.
"Wherc did you get that chicken,
Uncle ?" asked a passenger. Uncle
looked at the intruder sharply, and
then turns awa3, crying, "h1ere's
yer rice roast chick'n, gentl'rn'n' all
h-t ; needn't po in do house for dat."
Shere did you get that chicken V'
repeats the incuisitive passenger.
"Look a yer," says unele, speaking
privately. is 'you fro.'n de Norf. ?"
"Yes," "Is you a friend of de oul
lud m.n ?'1' "1 hope I am." "Den
dunt you nebber ask me whar 1 got
dat chick'n,. Here's 3er nice roast
chick'n, all hot."
The fatal explosion of torpedoes in
New York on the 14th instant, re
calls one precisely similar which oc.
curred in Berlin, Prusia, soine three
or four 3 ears ago. On that occasion
a large case filled with fulminating
powder for the toys known as parlor
pistols, which sonic porters were un
loading from a freight ear into an
express wagon, had exploded with
terrific effect, shattering horses and
wagon, killing two mni on the spot
wounding others and wrecking
everything in the neighborhood.
The out-of-town firm who forwarded
the packnges were, on investigation,
found to have neglected the proper
"declaration" of their dangerous in~.
voice, and had to take the conse
quences. They had to pay ruinous
damages toethe families of the unfor
tunate porters, and-heavy fines to the
State, and wore imprisoned-in short
were finally and socially well-nigh
ruiined. This precedent points .its
ownmnoral, applicable inthe New York
Au ladlan Paradfse,
Spooial Iudian Agenit Vincent Col
yer advises the Secretary of the In
terior by telegraph from the Camp
Talarosa, via Santa Fer that, assisted
by Superintendent Pope and Agent:
}'iper, lie had examined the valley of
Talarosa, with the view of making an
Indian reservation. Hie found it re
mote from white settlcrs, surrounded
by niountainis, filled with game, and
containing plenty of wood and water
with auffient arable land. Accord
ingly, under authority previously
given, he has deplared this valley --20
miles wide 30 miles long-a reserva
tion for the southern roving Apaobes,
and instruoteid Agent Piper to remove
the agency from Cavado Alimosa as
soon as practicable.
One of the saddest eases of drown.
ing that we have yet heard of toqk
pilace last week at Fairview, about
five miles from WilkiR-Barrp, Pa.
A family by tl.e name of Bonnet, it
seenms, live near a pond where water
is procured for the engines. Sou'ie
timec during the afterng9on one of Mr.
Bonnet's young childtdh disappeared
from the house and fell into this pond.
T1he mother receiving the nowli rush
ed into the pond in the hope of saving
her dhild ; another child seding the
mother going into the water .followed
her, whzen all three of them were
The bell of the first American IQoo
motive is now a Wisconsin dinner
$08 .tlobuiil &Ieetls', Match-liow g
Coburn Proposed to Vont his Spleew on
the Whole Race of Scotsi'and FoUnd
Himiself o01ti9 1k#k.
On Thursday night * Sun reportei
dropped-into.a refreshment saloon in
Sixty-fifth street, on Becond avenue,
where bofound Jlo Coburn holding
forth to an awe struck audience. It
secens that Mr. Coburn had infringed
on the order of Jone's Wood .on .that
day, and bet rather, hoavily on. riits.
gerald as the vinner of the long race."
Fitzgerald had about two years ago
earned off the first prize of this race,
b.ut has on the last two occasions been
distanced by others.. This was too
much for Joe, so he foltvery irate
at the whole race of Scots. A.braw-.
ny andstalwrt Scot, in full High.
land costume, stepped upon-the scene.
Him foseph instantly seized as a
most fit object on whom te. vent his
wrath toward the-wholo Soottish fao.
tiou. le rudely seized Sawney by
the arms, told him be could "lick any
Scotsman on the ground." The
Scotsman coolly told him that tbere
was no doubt on the subj.ect, aud or
dered him to remove hisi hands.
"Do you know who I am 1" Joe
"No," bell owed the other, nor do I
"I anm Joe Coburn''.
Beforo Joe could finish the sentence
he found himself face upwards
upon the floor. Ouee, twice thrice
Joe tried to recover ground, but invaiu.
Baflied in his grea energy, Joe
thought it was high time to resort to
some other weapons to decide the
diffioulty in his favor ; but the cool
and wii y Caledonian, seemed instine.
Lively to know Joe's intentions. Tak..
ing hold of Joe's groping dexter, he
Shook his head deprecatingly, and
"Na, na, mon ; ye manna do that.
Pistols I dinna mind a flea for i"
Saying which he gave Joe's hand a
ivreach and a squeeze. Joe started
to his feet, and after a little dusting
and preliminary explanation offered
to treat the party.-New York Sun.
A Hundred Thousand Dollars for a Horse.
Robert Bonner-he who has lived
and thrived by the brains, or, at least
want of them, of Cobb, Jr., (says one
f the sporting journals of the North)
-is in a corner. Some years ago he
boasted that he would pay $5u,000
ror any horse thatwould beat Dexter's
best time-2:171. Goldsmith's Maid
beat it at Milwaukie on Thursday,
trotting her milo in 2:17. Of courae
Mr. Bonner must question the decis.
ion, through his daily organ-tho Sun
--although lie is not manly enough to
sign his name to the article. The Mil
waukie track is nnder the supervis
ion of the National Trotting Associa
tion, and any decision made there is
binding on all the members of the
association. If Mr. Bonner is an
honorable man he will either pay the
owner of Goldsmith's maid $50,000
ror his animal; or else give the same
mount for the relief of those poor
chambermaids who have lost ther
reason by reading (obb Jr.'s stories,
and are now spending their time in
Stick to the Feuce.
For fifteen years daily, at Stamford,
Conn., a man has sat on a fence and
watched every railroad train as it
Hie is probably trying toi make up
his mind if it would be safe to ride in
the cars. Old fellow, you stiek to
that fence ! If th~e top rail is t-harp,
turn it over or put :a cushion on it.
Fit up a smoking apartment on the
next pannel -if you like, -and -rig' a
luxurione conuch on the next one to
that. hiring out' your baggage, take
a cbeck for it and hang it on a pest.
Buy a ticket and punch I6 yourself.
ask yourselfthie distance -to the next
gtation, and get insulted. 8e
eure,.ns your means will permnit, all
the ltaxuries of mailroad travel, but
don't get off that fence to enjoy them.
So shall -yeou die a natural death,
atnd the good wife shall not expend
the farm fighting the life Insurance
comp anies over' your cold corpse.
You're in the right o' this thinag, 'old
Prayer of a istractedl People.
Mr. Groesheok, in his great speech
at Steubenville, uttered the following
invocation for national* bless.ing w hieb
may welliserve.as a form of. prayep
for the people of the United States:
"I plead for the preser,Tatjon. o
this U nion as a limitedl QuornmenA
Iplead for the State as our, bows
government.. L .plqad .for thesau
tomedfreedomn 'of our.,eletioneas asp
that they 'way not bp speiledsbysmnili
vary suporvipionq I plesd for.,t e
as.octty , and-. inviolability of, thak
great wr't which. alone seoures our
daily personal liberty. 'The wra? is
ended, and we huav: enftor~d thd
seventh year- of peace.. I plead ifot
the -spirit of pene: -nd oonfidence
and good will in all our puhlic conduet
The hand. outsttetched in. friendly
salutation is a batter peaoe-maker
than the shnt'hand uplifted to strike."
Tho flip flap wagei hosyish
Saratoga gait now.
TE-RULE OF TlE .AONET.
The Independent Press oailinrlial. Law i
That there abould be any .necessi.
ty foranrtia law in 8outh Carolina i
.a mAt tellibg con'demnadon pf th<
policy of Fedoral interfereado in the
internal affairs of that State, and of
the malignant influ6noe of oarpet bog
government. Noibetter cviilonce. is
needed to show that 11 men foisted
.upon the people, by iolenco or chica
nery are'' as incompetent ai they atie
cortupt!u-Neto York Advertiser, Rep.
A SAW AND HUMMILATItO SPECTACLE.
What a sad and humiliating spe.
taole have we here. 'At -the best,
and takjpg Grant on his own showing,
what a proof does his propo od inter
vention afford of the utter Incapacity
and worthlessness of the carpet-bag
government of South Carolina.- View.
jug the esso froto Grant/ own stand
point, t: what a dilemma does he re
duce us-either to lot one of the
strongest' I tepublican States in the
Union lape into chaos or maintain
order therein with the bayonet under
a law of Congress whose main fea.
tures are clearly uncoustitutional
and which clothes the President with
the powers of a dictator. But when
it is i roinewbered that the case is to
a large extent a simulated one, and
that this. use of unwarranted powers,
and this display of the bayonet are
mainly to enable the President to
thwart the wishes of a majority of the
Republican party by obtaining a
nomination for anotherterm, not, in
dependent Republicans only, but all
law-abiding people should consider
what is necessiry to prserve the lib
erties of the country. - New )r(rk
THE FnUITS OF-NEoRo RULE.
Many parts of the South are as
peaceful and prosperous as before the
war. Why is it that of all the S .uth.
ern States South Carolina is reduced
to the humiliating attitude of chron
ie disorder I Is it because her domii.
nant black population, under her re.
construction system Absolutely rule
the State,or are they, with all theiir
vain conceits, so utterly incompetent
and all ignorant that they have
brought all these troubles upon the
Commonwealth with their '-fantastic
tricks" in the State adiministration ? I
It would seem so; for surely, with
anything like a just, honorab.e and
reasonable administration, the St.ate
authorities, white or black, would
be able to take care of theiseves
and their followers in the muain
tonance of law and order even in
South Carolina.-Neto York Herald.
The Subsidcd Press.
The suspension of the Charleston
(S. C.) Republican moves the New
York Times to remark:
"The fact appears to be that there
is not yet a Republican party in the
Southern States capAble of support.
ing an independent Republican news
paper. The result is that unoarly, if
not all, Southern Republican journals
are fed from the State treasuries, and
do not thrive morally on that diet.
Tis is one of the evils that time
alone will cure."
This coinment imnplicdly approves
the practice of the Southern State
treasuries in using the tax-payers'
money to publish partisan newspapers.
This identical thing is one of the
strong counts in the Times' fierce in
doectuent of the Tammany govern.
metat of New York. The Times is
right in denouncing this misconduct,
of Tammany, but all its denunciation
applies,accourding to its own state
ment of the ease, to thme Radical gov
ernment of every Southern Btate.
The Legislature of Illinois, it is re
ported, will be placed in an embarras
sing situation by thae notion of the
presiding officers of the two hod ies of
which it is composed. The Speaker
ofthe flouse of Representatives, it is
asserted, intend~s to summon that
body to meet in special ssion in
Chicago. on- November 15th, and
Lieutenant Governor Dougherty in .
tends to summon thme Senate to meet
et Springfield, the State capitol on
tho same day.
Circus Men Robbing ad linrdering,
A dispatch from' Pawlinig, New
York gives the' following intelli.
The-men attached to O'Blrien's cir
eus and menagerio, which was to have
pefolmed here to night, haave created
a riotr They have robbed nearly
everyiouse in the ,villIacg. 5One eiti
kerr has heonkilled an& sevreral wotan.
ded. - The; iplundering fis .still' going
on TPhe -authorities have sent to
Dover, PlMiesfor assistkhceer -
According to the United States
census, South Carolina had a popula
In 1840 of 5948908 ;, 1850, 668,5O07;
1860, 708.1108 ; I1870k '705,606 The
whites range A follo*s-a 1840, 28,L
084 ; l850, 274,563 ; 1860, 291,800
Immense fires, are raging in the
woods in North Carolina and Oregon.
Remarkable Phenomenon at Wilmington,
The Wilmington J.urnal, of yes
torday, says: .
The very peculiar appearance of
the sun, yesterday at noon attracted
the presenco of nearly l who were
abroad at that hour. That luminary
appeared to be hidden and his light
u btructed by a heavy gray mas of
clouds, which extended around it in
a perfect circle of apparently about
five degrees in distance fron tlhe di
atmeter to the circumference. The
edges of the clouds were bordered by
a bright ring, partaking of many of
the hues of the rainbow, and this
ring wia again surrounded by a large
an a more distinct circle, anil this
again was cut into towards the North,
by another ring, the Southern por
tion only of which was visible. The
appearance la.ted, in all, for forty
minutes, otherwi.so the day was fair
and clear throughout.
This was certainly a most peculiar
condition of the atmosphere, and one
of which the scientifl umen bad filed
to inform us. hat it may purport
no one can, as yet, foretell, but cou
pled with the predictio i of the tidal
wave, said to have been mada by Prof.
Agassiz, it set the ninds of mien to
speculating to a fearful and ularmning
I Ball of Fire Explodes In a Church Pill.
ed with People.
The New Albany (Ind.) Ledger
says on Sunday night last, the Camp
Ground, on Potato Run, in Hart isom
County, was the scene of oune of t he
strangest and most startling freaks of
lightning. She tly after the col;-re
gation had assemibled for worship, the
storm burst forth with all its fury. T Ib
ministor had just commenced his text.
when there came a vivid 11 .sh of light.1
iing followed by a quick, sharp peal
of thunder. Iu an instant afterwardl
a ball of fire, as large is a thirty-t wo
pound cannon ball, entered the win
dow, and after following the ceilirg
to the center of the building it ex -
ploded witI a loud crash, scattering
sp :rks all over the house.
The teffect upou time peo lc there
assembled was electrioal. I'hme mini
ister wa.s knocked back ii the pulpji!,
amid the entire conagregatim slid from
their sots to the fl or, but whether
for better safety or from the effwoes of
the shck is not known. The pels an
in the house describe the senmationi
produced b) the h'gLItning as of II lpe
culh ir numbing char.ettr. Tho light.
niintg first struck a tree stutiding at. ihe
corner off the chure' , and fromn there
pass.inig to one of the windoiws, a pane
of which it knocked out without
breaking, und so passed into the
A Sheriff and Mnyor Killed by a Negro.
The New Orleaus Ttimes of Thur.,
About sundown Tuesday night the
two brothers Herring, tie Sheriff and
Mayor of 13 raim Stat ion, on the Jack
son railroad, ten miles this side of
Jackson, were nttacked by a negro,
whose name we (lid not ascertain,
and mihnost instantly killed. The ne.
gro previously hadn a difficulty with
his employer about hitching up an
ox team, lHe struck his employer
ond ran, and the brothers H-errinig
pursued him. Hie was flimally brought
to bay, and one of the party fired a
shot gun att him, wounding him with
squirrel shot in the thigh and hand.
lHe then drew a knife antd cut one in
the throat aind the o'hecr across the
abdomen, killing bioth inustantly3.
The negro, when the train passei
Ilyramn last night was lying tat the:
at tto uabl tomoe, ndthe two!
bodies were about fifteen feet from I
him. The diffleulty occurred at that
place. The Sheriff of Jackson had
been telegraphed, and was expeccted
on the next train.
Death of a DIstInguIshed Charleston
The medical and scientific world
will regret to learn of the death of
the eminent phhsician and naturalist,
Dr. John E. Holbrook, of this city,
who died of apoplexy, at Norfolk, nio-ar
Boston, Mass., on thoe 8dh iinstanit.
Dr. Holbrook was bora in Beau fort,
S. C., in 1794. At an early age lhe
went to reside with relatives in M as
sachusette, where lie was reared and
educated. lie was gradIuated at
lBrown Ulniversity in 1815, studied
medicine in the schools of Philadel
phia, Edinburg and Paris, and settled
in Charleston, where he was appoint
ed professor of anatomy in the Char
leston Medical College, then recently
instituted .- Chiurleston Kems.
Senator Seott's Story.
A Washington correspondent of the
Now York Tribune, writes as follows
to that paper:
Senator Scott has recelvad a letter
from' Colonel Reno, U. 8. A., eom.
mnanding at Spartanburg, S. C., who
had~ bun; stationed there since the
fSub-Investigating Committee visited
that place. Col. Rieno states that no
outrages have occurred there since his
Voices of the night.-nBabie.
A disp itch from Waverley, Va.,
Septemb r 15th, to the Richmond
Va., dispatch, gives the following :
"Soon after the second down freight.
train of the Atlantic, Mississippi and
Ohio Railroad passed Waverly Sta
tion to-day, engineer Catlett discover
ed a negro man about a hundred
yards ahe Ad of then holding a boy on
the track. Catlett as soon as lie saw
the situation, blew down brakes and
reversed his engine, but the man
held on until the engine was within
twenty steps of them, whleni he jum p
ed off, leaving the boy, who, in trying
to follow, was run over and literally
cut to pieces, both arims and both legs
being mashed off, leaving his body
a horrible mutilated iiass. The train
was stopped at, once, when it was
found that the man had tiod the bo
to the rail with a rope hardly six reet
long, and had held him on the oppo
site of the track to the one on which
the rope was tied until the train ap- i
proached, with the above result.
The negro's name was Mack Colbert, i
and the boy was his stepson. lie I
said he tied the boy there to whip I
hiim, but his actions from the first in..
dicated that his intention was mur
der, and nothing less - the track be
ing an air-lino for more than twenty.
five miles in the direction from which i
the train came. Tho fiend was left i
in charge of Mr. Hart and several I
others, and has doubtless been locked t
up. The boy was still breathing
when the train left, but was unoon
sei .us, and ere this is dead.''
Compl hints, strongly redolent of
'i ignation, are ascending from all
fil rters at the neat little system of I
r-Lbery instituted by the United
S-.ales Treasury, in the redemption of t
im'itilated currency. It is held that, I
except under undoubted evidence of a
fraud, the Government has no right to t
deduet a portion of the value of a
note because a corner becones frayed t
out in handliiiy, thus throwing upon 1
the people the entire burden of the
wear and tear of paper currency.- C
There is reason in this undoubtedly. I
ir the peoplo consent to have the
placeo of specie currency supplied ,
with accommnodation paper, the duty
of keeping the latter in good condition
should properly rest upon the Gov.
ernment, particularly as we know it
to be in the yearly receipt of a very
large profit. from notes lost or destroy.
ed. Mr. 11 utwell is one of the eb.
ct financial shavers i: It r . .t
in this instance, scrapes the .a very
c!ose. lie should be careful, or lie t
im y draw blood.
The TidOit Wave.
Prof. Caleb 0. Forshey has com- I
forted a coriimmittee of anxious inquir- V
ers in New Orleans with the assur- r
inen that the tidal-wavo prediction, a
aseribed to Prof. Aggassiz, is a
"onstrous and cruel hoax," in 8
which the learned sciertist (now ab- V
sent on a tour of discovery) had no
agency. Prof. Forshey states some of ,
the facts with regard to the tides'
u hich are set forth with equal clear
ne4ss in the primary school geographiesi
and gives the pleansant assuranco "that t
nti conjunction of the planets, what- t
ever their positions, can appreciably ai
afh'ect the earth's tides. So it seems
we won't bare the basin at Baltimore J
cleared out by the great agency of i
nature withiout expense- r
Power of Kiliiess.
A poor woman used to give an elo
phant, who often pasted her stall in
thme market, a hiandfull of greens, of I
which lhe was very fond. One day lie 8
wtts in a great fury, and broke away
fromi his keeper, and caimo raging
down market-place. Every one fled,
atnd in her haste the market-woman
forgot her little child. But the fu
rious elephant, iinstead of trampling
it to death, lifted it up tenderly and
laid it on one side in a plae of safe- 'j
ty. D)o you believe she was sorry she r
gave him a hatndfitl of greens as lie
went by ? No. We sometimes profit by
a kind action when we least expect
Connts R~attazzi and Cavour, and
Italian money and skill more titan
divide the honors of an achievement
far surpassing llannib~al's or Napo
leotn's. The progresa. of the work I
has been carefully noticed from the
beginnintg, and the late completion of
ft boring left the event now realized
onily a qjuestion of days. It has been
recently traversed in thirty-eight
minutes. Th'Ie air was excellent, and
the rails perfectly level.
Trho renovated stock Exchange,
New York, was opened on Saturday
last, and is described as a WalI-street
Thore are five months in this year
having five Sundays each---somnetl-ing
that does not occur onice in fifty years.
A man, who was very ill, was ad
vised to send for a physician. "No,
if I ami to die let me dIle at my lois
The Spirit ualists are now in Coun
oil at Tlroy, and representatives are
assembled front every section of the
A Gentile cavalry comnpany is being
orgnnized at Salt LtiCity:;,.
Who are the Happy f
A familiar writer tells us that
happiness is the gay to morrow of the
mind, that never comes;" but we will
not say amen to this. True the
searoh after happiness since the days
of R-iasselas is seldom blest with any
firtunate result, unless we except
the lessons taught us on the road.
The fruitless endeavor to be happy
the constant striving after this grand
ultimatum is never successful. Hap
piuess comes as Parthenia says love
does, unseen, unsought. She is coy
and exacting. We sot apart a day
on which we determine to be happy,
and perhaps include many who are to
partake with us of its pleasures-wo
build our hopes on such a natural
and plausible foundation that we
ioarcely deem it possible we can be
lisappointed. The day comes, all is
bright and beautiful, the winged
courses of our fancied car cannot
move too swiftly, and we hail the
unlight as the fitting courier to her
ild our joy. Ere that sun has set we
tre called to mourn over the nothing
iess of our dream-something is sure
o happen to rob us of all enjoyment,
md we find out what others have be..
oro discovered, that we can never
sount upon one day-nay one hour
>f happiness. When we least expect
t, sometimes a low voice whispers,
,nd l I we are happy, a soft touch is
aid upon our heart, and peace comes
o the troubled soul, brightness to
he weary eye.
-- - _-0 . *
"It light Have Been."
We hear a great deal about this
brase, "It might have been."
Sentimental youth. and love-lornt
assies, growling old bachelors and,
nd '-picky," old spinsters, all join in
his contemptible whine, "It might
ave been ;" but the words have an.
ther meaning well worth looking for,
Instead of mourning over the irre.
rievable past, and sighing, "It might
ave been better," we should do afar
more sensible thing if we picked up
ur crumbs, and said: "It might
ave been worse,"
Taking time through, there isn't
nore cause for sorrow than joy, and
11 bitter complaining only bring us
o much the more speedily to that
lace which is the quintessence of
It is not very likely that any of us
rill be called to endure more than
:ood old Job. When earthly blessings
ror taken from him, he did not
aise a great hue and cry, but pa.
iontly said, "The Lord gave, and the
lord hath taken away, blessed be the
amo of the Lord."
If ever we are so happy as to get to
leaven, then we may see that much
rhich we call trouble and sorrow
ow, are really ourgreatest blessings;
nd our utter ruin might have been
rrought in soul and body If cireum,
Lances had boon as we often blindly
riphed they might have been.
Then shall we see that, of all glad
rords of tongue or pen, the gladdest
ro these "It might have been."
Advices from Zanzibar announce
lie receipt of positve intelligeneo of
be safety of Dr. ivingstone. The
uthority for the statement is un
uestionable and Its truth certain.
i. party of Americans is hurrying
ito the Interior with the object of
eseuing the Doctor from kis perilous
The Memphlis (Tonn.) Appeal has
eon lately shsown by several friends
atters from Europe announcing the
ratifying intelligence that a large
occasion to the population there may
e expected during the next six
A submarine cable has been sue,
essfully laid between Nagasaki, Ja
an, and Rosietto, the new naval sta
ion of Russia, on the Sea of Japan.
'his gives two distinct telegraph
outos between London and Japan.
Mr. James M. Crofut, the Chair
san of the Board of Heoalh of Beau
ort, in an official communication.
ays the yello'w fever has entirely die.
ppoared from that city, and that it
s now porfectly healthy.
An earthquake on the 21st ult.,
hook the entire coast of Peru severe.
y. The sea was greatly agitated,
ad at Callae it was impossiblec for a
imo for vessels to enter port.
The human bones discovered in
sorth Carolina, and described in a
LPetrsburg (Va.) paper of last week
as of gigantic size, turns out upon
neasuromont to be of no ordinary di
A telegram from Shanghai says the
F~renoh hove been ordered to support
A mer lea in her operations against
A bad marriage is. like an electric
maclhin.; it makes you dance bat
you can't let go.
The fellow who slept uder "the
sever of night" complains that he
same very near freezing.
Gravity Is no tmore evidence of
wisdom th an a paper collar is of a
"Tdles from real )ife"--Chinese
"riiti U s.