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Volume 2.
Number 7.
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(LATEbURUfcOXTJ MO Vol.. t AV J OSce, No.
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lina, Kansa-i.
Center. Lincaln county, Kaniu. l:;rc;mllvt,.l:cits
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alina, Kaunas.
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Ltuted Mates ad Lnrope. Collections made. Interest
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accomiB! latious. Charges I jwer than anj other house
In the city.
J. W. THOU. Frortu-CTOR. tio..Uulileandsuo.lc
coBunodatloiu. JlmneajHuis, oita a codut) , ulansos.
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hir and rinclaer Mreets. Lawrence. Kanas.
spsosita Eberhardt'a Inmlier yanl.
slaaa atyle. Shop on 3lh lrt, near Iron avenue.
COTKALTIOIW.IAlf lill.lr.l.-. o. li, Eh!li
g., ffaiina. a.uur, iui uuituiug 'ip isn, lor flale.
i. I. KoaTox. J. t. X. CO-j4I.
BLACKSMITH. Shop, RearofXo. IMSantaFeAv-
roue, Saltna, Kansas. Here liu old fnendi and pat.
mm will Had mod material, skillful workmen ahd Ion
pneea. All Lindi or Repairing earcuted prouipily and
aatislhction jjTaaranteed. llieiict Fort Scott rl al-
- ways on naua anu tor aie at a sm-ll aiivancc.
I1AEXY HOIIAN, rsonuETOK. Billiards and U-
qoora. jtroosTiue, tvansas.
J. E. Garrett offers hb serrice to the public as an
auctioneer. Having had considerable experience as
aaeh, be hopes by strict attention to Imsiaess to obtain
snare or the public patronage. He will ke-p a book
for the register of atooc and articles that pcisons mar
deam tasaU atpriratesalt. Th rssraner will always
robe opes for boMAb taspneMm. ;
waiTrNtirj'i:riiiiitT. tuaxelatsb bvs.lao.
.llH Jr.;Ki..
Cm jp on 1 ve meralile lavrs !
The lien, th-proa 1, our masters are !
Tiir.iwoil th-sillini; yoke, mj bratro,
Adl itiadly 1 l.o fntilom'j tar.
D?-ert Hit- idle, iunmri.tl horde.
A ud coun: .v cur-ieil m Mi liigotiy ;
Oh i com s lu Ti '"r.-el an in "tea aceard
W iiu Loir, and Lite, and Liberty.
Arouse ! ve Srai of Toil !
II;re still We h ivr much nwm I
Come on ! oiiricn-at live il.
Columbus i1 uur h jme 1
Condemned, as Afric's du Ay son,
Tolauor Ijnaud .-arili ;
IJy cured Anaucrats undone !
Yo-i s.M-ad i our lives m t drearily.
Your plea.-urV. are I ut Iiw and core.
Your mind !y iznorance enchained .
Your wives aad'cliddren, eve.l worse.
Are dilK-s of bad, il iKilinS "-' '
vl!OUL AroUte, &c.
What prutectin.T bateye for crime?
What are our laws but for the grand !
Ah !imn t pr.-tty Mibliru1: !
Cniue, not Virtue, rule your land.
0!i 1 mar: red sons of houeet Toil !
Your rlaidren pt ird oh 1 (ruard from hanu.
Lt nit ba rriiuv ilespod
nirir laJi, "thi-ir homes, lur them alarm I
Cro'irs Aru-Mi Ac,
Ab : iiK-ti of valor ruh toanai !
It- to l!o. I of the Toller lame !
Ili sisim. bia tears, his jtneis are charm i,
lo .oit ty ioul ioairatime !
Alas! i:iev.irmiit ever pay :
II.? I-.1, the trauduleut, tunetd :
Thi- Itraiuleas too, tut noaors wei jn,
kVlul.- houi at h i.i.l and hvarts must bleed !
Cuont's Arcn.e Ac,
I) iwn.tni Men, priest-riddrn Ilrotlirra !
Wnj n t apir.-to l.ib.-rty V
Tell our prtcn.ra, and ail others,
Ilial you rail aod niatbe Irt !
Lht not "dull si lh an I .rnorajce
l;.v da;.i Kilo s'i in-j our in mly f.r.at ;
I.M not j our people's ignorance
It- uilied by itwn det anus I
Cit ui irjuc Ac ,
Coin.- IriTj ! Oh. 1-are your vrano ou: land 1
ll.nrt your rottfi; jtom ruin-ul.
Aineruta now takea n?r aland
'IhecoiLitry ml iiiiiuilcent !
II.reacUuc Libor, liieand !.eardin;r.
Liberty ami liid. Hid.nce,
Keptiiv talal lireadliunilll,
lity.MMiainffj i' aad fid-dom's 1uaiii..
Choki's Arotiae Ac,
.vilinii AuiMre, Jtnutry, 172.
"" uuivo.
On a iic-uitifiil summer Jay there was
a, great festival in the large park at Vien
na. This park io called by the people
the l'ratler. It is lull of lovely lree,
lino walks and little pleasure houses. At
the time of whieh I am speaking it was
almost covered with erowds of people.
Among a number ot org m grinder-,
beggar", and girls who played on iiarps
there t-tood an old musician. Iiu had
once been a soldier, but his pension was
not enough lo live on. Still, he did not
like to bi-g; therefore, on this particular
festive day, he took his violin and play
ed under a lret in the park, liu had a
faithful dog with him, which lay at his
feet and held a hat in his mouth, mi that
pa- era-liy might cat coins into it.
On tin; day which I have just mention
ed the dog sat before him with his old
hat. .Many people went by, and heard
the musician playing, but did not help
him much, i wondor thtr people did
not give h:m morelor he was truly a
pitiable object. Jlis face was covered
with scars received in his country's bat
tles, and he wore a long gray coat, which
he had kept ever since he had been in
the army, lie even hail his old sword
by his side, for he would not walk in
the street without carrying his trusty
friend with him. ile had only three
iidgcrs on his right hand, so that he held
the bow with dilliculty. A bullet had
taken off the others, and almost al the
same time a cannon ball had takon off
his Ielt leg. The last money he had, had
been spent in buying new string for his
violin, and he was now playing with all
his strength the military air he had learn
ed when a boy with his father, lie look
ed sad enough when he saw the multi
tude pass by in their, strength and youth,
and beauty ; for he know that if he did
not obtain some money that o'vening lie
would go to bed supperlcss, His doir
was better oif, for he sometimes, found
a bone here and thcro to satisfy the cra
vings of hunger.
It was late in the afternoon, the inu
siv: jh's hopes were almost like the sua
they were both going down together
and ho placed his violin down by his
side, and leaned against the tree, the
tears streaming down his cheeks, lie
thought none of that giddy crowd saw
him ; but he. was mistaken. .Not far oil'
stood a gentluman in Uno clothes who
had a line heart; and when he saw that
no one gave tho soldier anything, ho was
touched with sympthy. Going to the
dog, and looking into the hat, ho saw
only two copper coins in it. He then
said, "My good old friend, why do you
not play longer ? "
" O," replied tho old man, " my dear
sir, 1 cannot; my arm is so tired that 1
cannot hold the bow; besidos 1 have had
no dinner, and 1 have little prospect of
Tne stranger resolved to aid him as
best he ctsuld ; and giving Lini a piece ot
gold, said, "1 will pay you if you will
lend your violin for an hour."
" O," said tho musician, " this pieco of
money is worth more than a half a doz
en liddles like mine."
"Xevcr mind," said tho stranger, "I
only waut.to hire it an hour."
"Very well; you can do" what you
will," said the owner.
Tho gentleman took the riddle and
bow in his hand, and then said, "Now
-ou take the monev. and 1 will nlav.
1 am quite suro the people will givo us
The first air had not been finished
when tho people observing the stranger,
and hearing beautiful music, stopped a
moment in curiosity. Every one saw
that a , fine looking stranger was playing
lor tne poor man ; but nono knew who
tie was. By and by the people began to
drop money into tho hat, and the dog
seemed delighted to recoivo so many
picccs of gold lor his master. Tho cir
cle ol hearers became larger and larger,
laven the coachmen of the splendid car
riages begged the people inside to stop
to hear the music. Still the mnnm in
creased. Gold, silver and conncra wnm
thrown into tho hat by old and vonno-
Tho dog began to growl. What could
be tho matter : One gentleman, as he
dropped a large piece of money into the
bat bad struck: bun on the nose and he
came very near letting all the money
fall. But the hat soon became so heavy
that he could not hold it any longer.
- "Emptv your hat old man," said
the people, "and wc will till it again for
Ho pulled out a handkerchief and
wraped the money in il and put it in his
violin bag.
The stranger kept on playing, and the
people .cried out, ' Bravo ! bravo ! " He
played first one tuno and then another.
The children seemed carried away with
delight. At last he play "God bless
'the Emperor Francis." All hats and
caps flew olF their heads, for the people
loved their Emperor. Tho music came
to an end ; tho hour was ended, and the
performer handed back the violin to tin
old man.
"Thar.lv you," said the gentleman.
"May God bless you !" and lie disap
peared in the crowd."
"Who is he? who is he?" said the
people. Where does he coiae from ? "
A certain person silling in one of the
coaches said. "I know loin. It is Alex
ander Boucher, the distinguished violin
ist. It is just like him. He saw that
the poor musician needed help, and lie
has helped him to agood purpose.
The people then gave cheers for
Honchcr, and put more money id the hat.
Its owner went home that night richer
than he had ever been before. When
he went to his bed he folded ifis hand?
and prayed that God might " bless good
Boucher: " so that when he should come
to be old, he, too, might have a friend to
help him,
We might almost say t-i.tt, nowadays,
the ono entirely distinctive feat tire ol
Spanish life left is the bull-tight. And
this is a very significant lad. It shows
that the essential Spanish character siiii
remains unchained, however much the
novelties, external speculation and exter
nal habits may play upon ami uioiiii
the country. .Nay, barbarism of the
national spor: has been adapted to lite
uew world ot railways in a biiine.-.s-liUe
way; and, from the point of view, it ha?
expended itself, and gained in strength,
within theiitetime ot the present get
eration. The perverse seutimeuialisiu
with which things Spanish are usually
regarded by the wandering lintish lour
isi weighs upon us at this point. Shuli
we be llioiigut destitute ol a feeling tot
the picturesque, or cynical, or effeminate;
or all three, if we venture to say u plain
Kogiisa that we think the Spanish bull
fight a d.'gradiiigsHvage ami rather stu
pid and tiresome exliibiti'in ? lio it .-,:!
so il mu-t be: But the truth is, that no
writer has yet taken not tho bull, ba:
the bull-tigiit by the horns properly.
' Hut the biill-iight is sjich a capital
thing to describe?" Yes; and thai is
precisely why we do not chouse to de
scribe il. An honest description would
be sickening. It wouid bo a picture of a
shambles; a lively sketch of a knacker's
yard, something ihal would not bu al
lowed lo be hungup in a Ssnilhholdcab
room, it may seem unfair to say that
tho modern bull-tight is a show, where
people go to" see brutvcn-dowu oab horses
ripped up by half-wild bull. But this
is lite exact irtith, nevertheless; and the
proof of it is, that all compromised, all
displays of trained bulls or bulls with
tipped horns; mere foats of :nu:iiy a:l
ity and grace, unaccompanied with
downright slaughter, ilaii'is streaming
with gore, and entrails in the dust all
such "displays, ol which torture l'rm
uo part, fall utterly flat, and hardly-meet
any patronage. The yells of ciibaUus,
when the carnage runs siiurl, show what
the public want; and they arc content
to wait for the concluding chapter, the
butchery of the bull, till they have seen
somo more screws kicking in anguish
upon the sand. Anciently, as still in
theory,, the bull-fight w:i"u combat be
tween a well mounted and skillful horse
man, with assislaule on foot, and a wild
animal. 'But it has degenerated, "like
everything else, till the pleasure of see
ing a screw's side turned to receive tho
bull's horns has become the essential
pleasure ot . tho holiday. If the bull
stops to gore a half dead horse in run
ning around the arena, there is a gener
al laugh. Surely, there is nothing pic
turesque or skillful in a detail like thai ?
And, indeed, the "picture squo " and
" skillful " elements of the decrepit game
are what writers for cllect most exagger
ate. The sweeping cireles of a South
ern crowd, rising row, above row under
the sky ot milk blue, do undoubtedly
produce an effect, but it is essentially an
effect of the moment. The mass of
spectators is temporarily impressive, but
wncii you examine it, However briefly.
the ruffianly elements stand forth sopor-
minentiy tnai tne poetry vanishes, and
a reaction against the inereliriite force
of numbers rises strongly within you.
Then as to a skill displayed. It some
time happens that the bull is "got at"
before he is let out, and more'or less dis
abled by somo cowardly blow. But in
any case tho odds are so conclusively
and overwhelmingly against him" that
" fight" is not tho proper word lor the
game; and that so tar lrom rcgardni"
the bull as an enemy, 3-011 find yourseU
wishing that, once in a way, ho would
havo the best ofit;andhiutaliltle lesson
of humanity to his tormenters by giving
them a lrieudly poke in the ribs. 2Co
doubt there arc pretty interludes. It is
pretty lo see the vaiuter'dkros charge the
bull light as dancing girls, steady as
skirmishing riflemen, a dart tho gaudy
bandeHUM of gay color and keen edge
into his dense hide. It is exciting also,
and without the coarse excitmcut of cru
elty, to watch a wary performer, hand
kerchief in hand, receive a bull's charge
sitting on a chair, and evade it. at the
last instant bv the most dextrous bound
aside that one can imagine. But all such
ut all such
little touches are few and rare, and thef
rending of horses bellies, tho
successive butchery ot bull alter bull,
make up tho real staplo of tho afternoon's
pleasure, and are at once loathsome and
wearisome. The ball, of course, ought
to dio at last by one subtle thrust btien
estoque. But such artistic stabs of tho
matador arc rare. Tfi majority of bulls
are killed by ropcatcd blows, and many
of them with a poignard or dagger. The
dragging away of the huge cart-ass by a
train of mules galloping and jangling
their bells is a lavontc part of the, dis
play. When an unpopular man is as
sassinated in Spain, or criminal's body
falls into the hands of the popvlacho, a
dragging of the poor dying victim or
the more fortunate by the heels more
tortarum, is still common. Cases of il
have happened more than once not far
from where wo arc writing since the
revolution of 1868
Lltlas VYIttomt Kating.
One of those anomalous and incredi
ble cases, which arc reported almost con
stantly in one quarter of tho world or
another the story ol lite prolonged ap
parently without the taking of susten
ance is alleged to exist in this citv The
subject is Katie-Donovan, a girl 21 years
of age, and the circumstances which havo
brought her to her present condition we
give below, promising that wc tell the
storv as it was told to us : She was em
ployed in the first part of 186!) in the
rair aiid cotton waste concern ol Wm. S.
Arms, and just three years ago last Wed
nesday met an accident there which has
influenced her whole lite Mnce. Ahoth
"irl gave her a push, in snort, and she
fell upon a barrel, striking upon her
rinht side, and the other girl fallinir uiion
her right side, and the other girl falling
upon tier, blie diU not think at the tune
that she was hurt much, but felt some
inward pain, and, as is now evident, re
ceived somo internal injury. From thai
time sue commenced ilirovvinr up tier
food, but remained at her work until the
following haturdav afternoon, when she
was obliged to give up and take to her
bed. Since that hour she has been bed
ridden ; and the trouble which manifest
ed itself at the outset has been constant
ly increasing. At first she was fed with
about her usual food, but this proved so
repulsive to her stomach that it wai
gradually reduced, both in quantity and
quality, until she subsisted wholly on
.ellies. Meantime a large number of
physicians wcro called in succession to
prescribe for her, but aefcnowledife that
they could do nothing for her, and gen
erally predicted that she would live hut
a short time. Their medicines .vere ex
pelled from her stomach as promptly as
food was. unit her ca-e seemed, indeed,
hopele.-s. IJut she" continued to survive
for months without medical aid, and ha
been 6eMi by no physician for nearly two
years, except last July, when her father,
John Donovan, a workman at WasonV
died, and"wlien the physician declared
that she must quickly follow. At that
time sue was aiiio lo laKe a little lemon
ade, but that, as well as stimulants id all
kinds and food in every form, being re
jected by her stomach, she h:i since sub
sisted such is the extraordinary claim
upon water alone, and very little at
Of course thi-. is too much for belief;
hut it should be said by t!io-e who knew
Mrs. Donovan lust a good man v very
rv'spcctablo people actually do believe
it. iliey sa' that they have found tier,
in an acquaintance ot a dozen years or
more, a woman of strict honesty and
truthfulness, and she would certainly
appear incapable of carrying on a large
courso of fraud. The motive lor such a
course, if she adopted il, was notpecuni
nry profit, as she has not sought to give
her uilliction publicity, and has never
asked or taken money Irom visitors, al
though a washerwoman withsix children,
most of them dependent upon her for
Sho lives in an upstairs tenement in a
little court opening out ot liberty street,
and the place, though in an Irish quar
ter, is scrupnioii-dy neat, in all her part
of it. The girl who lives without eating
is in a respectably furnished little room,
the window curtain of which is kept
down, as is said, to favor her eyes. She
appears to experience no discomfort,
however, when it is raised, and tho light
discloses a black-eyed and black-haired
girl, with comely leaturcs and fair com
plexion. She is not emaciated, as would
be supposed after such extraordinary ab
stanee from food, but her countenance
has a peculiarly transparent, almost
corpse-like appearance. She is able to
turn a little in bed, but her strength is
very gradually waning, and with the
cough she now has, it would seem, as it
secjued two years ago, that her stay upon
earth must be brief. Her mind appears
to be clear, although sho speaks but lit
tle, and that in :i whispci? Springfield
(Mass.) Jlepublican.
I.VTESESTiNa Ufxic. About seventr
years ago General William llenry Har
rison, whilo in camp with Ins troops on
what is called the "iiovemora Trace,
atapointtcn miles north of Jasper, Dub
ois county, lost his watch. It was one
of tho old stvlc, double-cased silver
watches, such as most of our renders
will remember having seen in tho pos
session of their grandfathers many years
airo. 'ibo outside case ot this watch was
found in- 1818, and the inner case was
found about twelve j-cars ago. The re
maining portion or what remains of it
was tound in leos oy colonel Jiasil li
Rdmonston, Clerk of Dubois 'county,
and was by him lorwardcd to Indi
anupolis to be placed in the cabinet
of relics in theStato House. Tho portion
found by Col. Edmonston consits of tho
upper and lower plates which constitute
the frame ot tho works, and the brass
cap. .Nothing remains but the- barrel
and "fuse," tho latter mnch rusted. All
the rest havo been eaten up by rust. Tho
upper plato bears the inscription, " Leslie
m.i H.I Ta? tji.:i .1..1..1-T.. - o tt
"11" UUU 1 fllV, llllUUGIJIIIIU, o. jo.
This old'rchc will be looked unon with
I: , - ... r . .
vjmnna,i, ; ,i.iL; . .Vi,: .
ill" snrtvinniw Bzaasra ir-aBva nnii -a-i
Edmonston is deserving of thanks for
this contribution to tho cabinet of relics.
New Albany Ledger.
I When is a woman like a sparrow?
when she is in earnest, (in her nest.)
Mark Twain is MHor-ln-thlcr.
Mark Twain, in his new volume.
Roughing II, gives his experience as local
editor of tho Virgina Citv (Nevada)
Daily Enterprise, and incidentally tho
" leading writer ol a daily journal 111a
manner as rare as it usually is deserved.
In the case mentioned Mark had tired of
his labor as local editor. He says.
" I wanted a variety of some kind. It
came. .Sir. itoodman went away for a
week and left mo the post of chief edit
or. It destroyed me. The hrst day I
wrote mv leader in the forenoon. The
second day I had no subject, and put it
olt till the allernoon. The third day 1
put it oil' till evening, and then copied an
elaborate editor.il out of the American
Cyclopedia, that steadfast friend of the
editor all over the land. The fourth dav
I fooled around ' till midnight, and then
loll back on tho Cyclopedia again. Tho
fifth day I cudgeled my br.1111 till mid
night, and then kept press waiting while
1 penned some bitter personalities on
six different people. The sixth day 1
labored in anguish till far into tho night,
and brought forth nothihg. The paper
went to press without an ediUrial. Tho
seventh day 1 resigned. On the eighth
M. Goodman returned, mid found six
duels on his hands my personalities had
borne fruit. .Nobody, except he that's
tried it, knows what it is to bean editor.
Il i easy to scribble local rubbish, with
the facts all beforo -otl t it is easy to clip
selections from other papers; it is easy
to string out a correspondence from any
locality; but it is an unspeakable hard
ship to wr.te editorials; subjects arc the
troubles tho dreary tack ot them, I
mean. Every day it is a drag, drag
think and worry and suffer all the
world is a dull blank; and yet the edi
torial column must be filled. Only give
the editor a subject, and his work is done
it is no trouble to write it up; but
fancy how you would feel if you had to
pump your brains dry every day in the
week tifiy-two weeks in the year. It
makes one low-spirited simply to think
ot it. 1 he matter each editor ot ft daily
paper in America writes in the course of
a year would fill from four to cij;ht bulkv
volumcs like this book. Fancy what a
librar- an editor's work would make af
ter twenty or thirty years' service. Yet
people often marvel that Dickens, Scott,
bulwer, Dumas, etc., havo been ablo to
produce so many books. It these au
thors had wrought as many voluminous
ly its newspaper edit )rs do, the result
would ho somo thing to marvel at in
deed. How editors an continue this
tremendous labor, this cxausting con
sumption ol brain-liber (tor their worJf
is creative, and not a mere mechanical
laying up of facts, like reporting,) day
after day and j-ear after year is incoin-
prehesiblc. Preachers take two months
noonday in midsummer, for they find
that to produce two sermons a week is
wearing in me mag run. in trutli it
must be so, and is so; and, therefore, how
an editor can take from ten to twentv
texts and build upon them from ten to
twenty pains-taking editorials a week,
and keep il up for all the year round, is
further bcvonil comprehension than ever.
Ever since 1 survived my week sis editor
I have found at least one pleasure in any
newspaper that comes to my hand ; it is
in admiring tho long columns of editori
als, and wondering to myself how 111 tho
mischiel he did it.
A correspondent scuds to the St. Louis
Democrat a few reminiscences of " bolts"
in-.parties. He says:
The first great bolt of this century oc
curred in lot4, when a few anti-slavcrv
whigs, not being willing to voto for
lienry uiay, got up a convention and
nominated G. Birney f'jr president.
w nat was t.'io result : lie received 00,000
whig votes, all told just enough, how
ever, to defeat Clay, the idol ftf the whig
parly, and elected James lv. 1'olk.
The next bolt occurred in tho demo
cratic party, in 1718, with the same. re
sults. General Cass having beaten Martin
Van Buren in the democratic convention
the bolters got up a "free soil" conven
tion at Buffalo, X. Y., and nominated
Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis
Adams for president and vice president,
winch resulted in the defeat of Cass and
the election of Taylor and Filmore.
The next bolt was in 1852, when Gen
eral Scott was nominated over Filmore
and Webster, both ot whom gave Scott
the cold shoulder, l-ilmoro and Jioll ran
on the conservative ticket and got the
eiectonai vole ot .Maryland only, but
succeeded in electing Franklin Pierce
over the "greatest general of the age
The next effort of the kind was in
lebu, when Andy Johnson began to
"swing around tho circle." His ad
herents met in Philadelphia in Septem
ber, adopted a set of resolutions from the
pen of the gifted Henry J. Raymond, of
ine .M'w iorK Jimes, and so artfully
were they drafted that Andy thought he
was sure of success as the conservative
candidate for tho presidem-v- in 1868.
Rvcn ttov. owaru,on bis tour " around
tho circle," with Andy, at a great speech
which ho made at Auburn, Xew York,
iravc great pains to many thousands ol
his 01a iricnas ana neighbors famonc
whom was the writer) by declaring that
me conservative party would defeat the
republican party in the ensuing election
in Xew York by 40,000 majorit-. But
wo wcro consoled by a certain other
fallacious prediction of this eminent
statesman, made at tho Astor House
banquet 111 rcbruary. 1861. when on his
way to Washington to assume tho port
folio of the State Department, vis : He
announced "the rebellion will all be
crushed in ninety day3." His predictions
alike failed of verification, Fcnton being
rc-clectcd governor of Xew York by
13,789 majority in tho November fol
Ben. Hollidav is more and more the
king of Orc-ron. lie cwns its railroads
its steamboats, and even one of its dai
ly papers, and modestly estiraatho his
property at 7,00,000.
Sale of the Empress Eaeeale's Faas.
The Empress Eugenie's collection of
fans, which arc for sale, is now on priv
ate view at Mr. Harry Emanuel's in Bond
street. The Empress rivaled Queen Eli
zabeth and Mario Antoninctte in her
taste for regal luxury in fans, and contri
buted not a little by her example to the
revival of tho fashion for treating the fan
as a costly work of fine art, which has
extended to this country, and which led
to the special exhibition of fans at South
Kcnsigton it 1870. Many of the fans of
which she has now beendisposscssed wcro
seen at that exhibition to which she con
tributed some of tho choicest examples.
Queen Elizabeth's wardrobe included
twenty-seven fans; the Empress' collec
tion includes nearly nilv, and probably
exceeds them as much in beauty and
costliness as in numbers. Amongst tho
most curious is a fan painted on vellum
by Camille itoqucplan, dated tho'30th of
- .J-rt- L- t .1 . A
January ieoo, anu v. men lormcu part tu
the Empress beille do manage. It is
charmingly wrought in the style of the
sixteenth centuiy, and in the center of
the olaboratcly-ctirvcd pearl stick arc the
Imprerial crown, "supported bycupids
and the initials E. X. in gold. The re
verse, by Franco, is an equally good ex
ample of flower and fruit painting. The
lrcm of the collection is a fan which his
tho additional interest of having former
ly belonged to Maria Antoninctte. The
subject is "La Fontained Amour;" the
guards carved, nearly covered with en
amel and diamond ornaments, the stick
of elaborately pierced ivory inlaid and
groups and figures in silver and gold.
There arc somo very good example of
Louis Quinzc tans, some of which have
been remounted on modern carved and
nierccd sticks of variablo merit, inlaid
with gold, ornamented with groups of
figures and the imperial cipher, ihore
arc among the mounts signed works of
Voillemot, E. Morcau, Defaivres Guin
bet, Amon Cyb, Segnier, Itoqucplan, and
Franco. Somo of the Chinese fans ex
hibited aro souvenirs of the expedition
ot tho Count do Palikao. In some of
these costly and artistic trifles the sticks
arc mounted with enamel and precious
stones, and rising, as sonic of them do,
to a value of several hundred pounds,
they afford a very fair notion of the cost
liness of Iloval tovs. To the collection
is added some of the most remarkable of
tho " umbrelles " of the Empress; one,
which is valued also at some hundreds of
pounds, is tho well-known parasol which
was the envy and wonder of tho Parisi
ans, surmounted by an imperial crown
in purple enamel and diamonds, and hav
ing a handle of Louis-Seize work in jew
eled and nosed gold and green enamel.
To ladies the combinations of laces and
silks, carved ivory and tortoise-shell, no
doubt present intrinsic attractions which
wc cannot pretend to find in them. Pall
Mall Gazette, Jxtndon.
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Old Set Wear Socks.
Quite a good story is going tho rounds
of Sacramento on the subject of socks.
There aro qtiito a number of eccentric
statesmen in Sacramento, and among
other eccentricities it was firmly believed
that one of these scorned tho idea of
wearing clean socks. To elucidate this
momentous question was the desire of
several fellow-statesmen. So two grave
and reverend seignors came together and
discussed the question. The first, whom
for brevity sake wc will call Smith, af
firmed that Jones (tho statesman) did
not wear socks, while Brown declared
that having slept with Jones, he knew
that he wore socks. The upshot was
that a S20 piece was put up by Brown
and Smith respectively and deposited in
the hands of one of thescigcant-at-arms.
jtow Drown was in uouut on tne
proposition, so ho went to Jones and
staled the issue. " By George," replied
Jones, "vouroa goner. 1 aunt wear
socks." This caused the confident Brown
to go down in his boots; butquickly ral
lying, he said : " Well, now, I can't af
ford to Jose that $20. Tell you what I'll
do I'll go in with you, and we'll divide
the coin. Jones agreed, and the pair
went up on the dome, where Brown drew
off One boot and pulled off one sock.
Jones pulled off a boot and encased his
homy loot in the sock, and both descend-
to the lower regions. J ones quietly went
to his, desk, and in an instant was im
mersed in tho interests of his constitu
ents. Brown went to Smith and sug
gested that, afteradjournment, Jones be
interviewed 01 the sock question. Smith
agreed, and the Scrgeant-at-Arms was
chosen as referee. After adjournment,
the party hied themselves off to a com-
mittcc-room, and innocent like, Brown
informed Jones of the terms of the wa
ger, and Jones was requested to show a
toot, buddonly lie cast an anxious look
toward the smiling Brown and turned
pale. He had forgotten upon which foot
he had placed the sock ! With a well-
feigned groan of anguish ho trusted to
luck and presented tho right boot, which
the Sergeant at-Arms quickly pulled off.
and lo, and behold, there was nary sock
upon it- "-a ne wrongioot, oyucorgel"
exclaimed the owner of tho boot. Brown
retired discomfited, and the quartette
were shortly afterward seen at Swimley's
taking it straight. Jones retains the sock
as a memento, and to jog his moraory on
future occasions.
J. S. Boston, an encontric gentleman
of Hartford, regularly stamps all letters
held for postage in that citv. attar hinre
to the envelope a printed statement of
the tact. Abe responses be has received
would fill a large volume. A resident of
Elizabeth, X. J., writes that Marcus I.
Ward became governor of that Stat
through that course. A Boston bnrrIar
says: Boston you're a gentleman; I are,
no matter what, but I got a letter yon
stamped just in time to dodgo the beaks
and Be off. Here's a stamp, and, if I ever
happen in Hartford in a professional
way, I shan't crack your bin if I knows
Scottland exports walnata to this conn-
AienMtcs ef Ike irkaasas Bar.
A limb ot tho law. who has been a
circuit judge and senator, once defended
a client for assault and battery before a
justice, and opened his case in this lofty
ana poetical style:
jiay may it picasc your bonors, l
appears before you this day, an humble
advocate of the people's rights, to redress
the people's wrongs. Justice, may it
plcaso your honors, justice is all wc ask;
and justice is due, from the tallest anil
highest archangel that sits upon tho
throne of heaven, to the meanest and
most insignificant demon that broils np-
on tne coais 01 bell, it my client, may
it please your honors, has been guilty of
any offence at all, unknown to the cata
loguo of the law, he has been guilty of
the littlest and most insignificant offence
which has ever been committedfrom the
lime when the 'morning stars sung to
gether with joy, shout heavenly muse ? "
Another eminent member of tho bar,
who has lately mado a fortune by his
practice, once, in a murder case, in which
I was engaged with him, the prisomr
having commuted the act while intoxi
cated, said to the jury in the course of
his speech: "Gentlemen of tho jury, it
is a principle congenial with the creation
of the world, and handed down from
prospcrity,that drunkenness alway3 goes
in comm'ssoration with damages."
At another time he told the jury, that
a person indicted for assult and battery
" beat and bruised tho boy, and amalga
mented his head." And finally, in an
action for slander, brought by a female
client against one Thomas Williams, who
had uttered some injurious imputations
against hqr virgin purity, he thus broke
forth: " Who is this Tom Williams gen
tlemen of the jury that comes riding out
of the Cherokee nation, on the gubarbs
of prosperity ? He knocked at my client's
door at the dead hour of tho night, and
she refused to get up and let him in.
Wasn't that a proof ot her virginity?"
Albert Pike.
l temeneleH Bwlmtter.
Some years ago we do not remember
how many, but suppose it to be a dozen
there was a newspaper announcement
about a man who had ft a package of
money at Earle's Hotel, then on Park
row, Xew York, to bo put in the safe for
safe keeping, receiving tor it tho usual
check from the clerk. Upon presenting
his check, a day or two later, he could
not get his. package the clerk was or",
rified to discover that it was missing. It
happened that a check had been present
ed, which was an exact imitation.of the
check given by the clerk, and on this
bogus check the package had been, inno
cently enough, delivered to the person
claiming it. The depositor brought a
suit to recover 815,000, the alleged
amount of the deposit left at Mr. Earle's.
For years the matter was in litigation in
the courts, going from one tribunal to
another, anil keeping. Karl c "on the keen
jump (asiamcrson has it.) The result
ot it all has been that Eario had to pay
the 815,000, and a good deal more be
sides, in tho shape of interest money and
expenses, amounting in all to no less a
sum than 842,000. This amount Mr. E.
has paid in cash, to settle this trouble
some job ; and now, having a lew months
since paid the last installment and ended
the ugly matter, be received, a week ago .
(he was in town a day or two ago and
told his old friends of 'it), a packago from
Boston enclosing a letter. The packago
was the identical original missing pack
age from the safi was identified as such
and with it were papers which have,
proved beyond a question that the actual
amount deposited in tho hotel safo wan
not Slo.COO, but only S-160 ; and it wan
also revealed that tho depositor had a
confederate, and tliat the whole opera
tion was a swindle and robbery. A du
plicate check was made so like to tho
other that there seemed to be no dffcr
eiice; and the two rogues havo doubt
less divided the " swag" which the courts ,
havo decreed to the plaintiff. The note,
which revealed these tacts, was signed
" Howard," with this interesting addi
tion : " A Conscientious Scoundrol."
Hartford (Conn.) Times.
Womea la TakltL
A traveler in Polynesia concludes as
follows a description of the women- of
Tahita: "The most bashful and coy
never will pass you without a greeting,
a glance of tho eyes, and a slight gather
ing in of her dress with her elbows, to
exhibit her buxom figuro to full perfec
tion. Or else, perhaps, she will come
up coqucttishly and ask you for tha loan
of your cigar, take a few puffs at it, and
hand it back again gracefully to the
rather astonished owner; and then, with
parting compliment, which you most,
likely don't understand, lot you go your
way in peace or not Theproftcr way
to walk with your lady love in Tahiti is
as follows: lou put your arm around
her neck, and she hers round your waist
and hangs on your breast in a limpy,
affectionate manner. It is as much scion
Us regies as walking arm-in-arm, and
much prettier to look at.
Pleasant Homis. Parents, strive to
make your homes pleasant and attrac
tive ! If you would .have your .children
grow up pijre, healthy and beautiful, at
tempt not to destroy their love for beau
tiful things, and lor healthy recreation.
Do not labor with such cold, rigid, self
denying economy to hoard up money to
bestow upon them at your death; rather
devote a portion of your surplus income
to embellishing 'and beautifying your
dwellings and furnishing your girls and
boys with the means ef home enjoy
ment. Introduce intoyourfamily circle
innocent amusements, and, above all.
yoarselvcsjoin and assist theyoaBgin
their recreations and plans for sociaTdi
version. Teach them that most beauti
ful and soul-inspiring accomplishment-
music: allow tbera to mingle invthe
graeefal and healthy-giving snorts, to
romp, laagh, and be Merry. - .
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