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CHAMBERS, . - - Publisher. J. K. CHAMBERS, - Editor. TERMS : Tearly, by mail or earner..; $3 00 Six months 1 00 Three months. 60 A Family Paper, Devoted to Literature. Science, Agriculture and Ceneral News. VOL. V.-NO. 6. PAINE SVILLE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1875. WHOLE NO. 214. NOIITHI LATEST NEWS. THE OLD VroBlIK A water-spout burst , over Earn, in Prussia, on the 5th. The place was inundated, a bridge and several houses were carried away and thirteen persons were drowned. A Calcutta telegram of the 5th reports disastrous floods in the northwestern provinces of India. Many dwellings had been destroyed and numeveas lives lost. CTConnell's centennial birthday was celebrated in London on the 5th and fith. On the former day rel gious ceremonies were held in the cathedral, at which Cardinal Manning officiated. On the 6th there were orations and processions, and in tetening illuminations and a banquet. At the latter t 'disturbance arose, cansed by the Lord Mayor calling on Charles Gavan Duffy to fcpeak to the "Legislative Independ ence of Ireland" one of the regular toasts. On rising Mr. Dnfly was greeted withtre mendons uproar and calls for Dr. Bntt, the Home ruler. The Mayor made repeated efforts to gain a hearing, and finally vacated the chair. Dr. Butt began to speak, when the gas was turned out and the company dispersed, leaving unfinished the series of regular toasts. On the 5th, at the chapel of ttie Irish College, in Rome, pontifical high mass was celebrated in honor of the day. On the 6th, at Oldham', England, eight een additional cotton mills were closed in con sequence of the labor strikes. The number of idle operativeswas said to be 20,000. Forty thousand persons met ih the cem etery where O'Connell is bnrled,' in Dublin, on the 7th. and adopted resolutions favoring home rale and amnesty to the Fenian prisoners. There .were serious riots in Glasgow Ibet ween Orangemen and Home-rulers during the O'Connell celebration, and several of the rioters an4 policemen were injured.,. i -r , . - Reports from Damascus of the 23d of July report cholera, as raging violently. Over 400 cases were daily reported, but the real num ber was thought to be considerably larger. Ca.pt. Bogardua, the American pigeon ehocte, n&s easily dcleated Rimell, the English champion, J ; , a ' f .. Another revolution has broken out in the Khanate "of Kokhaod, In Central ASia.' The Khan is reported to have lied and bis troops, to Ihave joined the insurgents - - . . .' Ofi-the'9th'the trial of Alexander and "William Cailie, of London, en the "charge of ob taining money from the London and Westmin ster Bank by . als pretenses- came to a sudden conclusion byHhe announcement that the senior member ol the lq(e firm bad absconded. The Carlist 'Villages oa the plains of Alaoa have submitted to the national troops. A dispach from Madrid of- the 10th says an addi tional levy of IC.0,000 men- had been ordered by the national authorities. A serious, affair .Jias, Recently occurred between the Russian , and .Prussian frontier guards, arising from the trespass of the former upon (german territory. Several on each side were wounded. Over 2,000 "men have -been, sent from Turkey to Herzegovina to suppress the insurrec Hon. . ...... . THE NEW WORLD. An Indianapolis telegram of the 5th de dares the losses from the recent floods in the central and southern portions of Indiana would reach to 50 or 60 per cent, of the entire crop. Along the Wabash River i was estimated that 300.000 acres of com had been entirely destroyed, which, at $15 per acre, would aggregate a loss of $3,000,000. The conscience fund at "Washington was increased by $50 on the 5th. The committee to count the funds in the Treasury have completed their work and find everything correct with the exception of the $47, 000 stolen some timeTtgo, which theft they think was committed by seme one connected with the department. Two bottles were recently picked up on the lake shore near Chicago containing messages purporting to come from the missing aeronauts, Donaldson and Grimwood, but their genuineness is questioned by parties familiar with their hand writing. One of these documents read as follows : July 16 two a. m. We cannot stay up more than an hour longer, as the gas is rapidly escap ing. N. 8. G." Commander A. J. Drake, U.S. N., died aa Newark,!; V., on the night of the 4th. : '" The O'Connell centennial was celebrat ed in the various eities of the country on the 5th. At Chicago. Brooklyn, Boston and New York the ceremonies were interesting and imposing. Chicago architects to the number of five having examined Se'o4 new Custom-House at Chi. cago now in process of construction have report ed unanimously in favor of continuing the work on the original plan and with the same materials. The report has been forwarded to Washington. Drexel, Morgan & Co., according to a New York telegram of the 5th, have arranged with Duncan, Sherman A Co. and Alex. Duncan, father of the senior member of the firm, to cash all letters of credit held by travelers in Europe issued by D? 8. Co, -f A portion" of Knox County, 111., was swept by s tornado which paBsed over on the evening of the f th, doing considerable damage to !life and property. Mrs. John Anderson, of Hen' derson, was killed outright, and many of the in jured were not expected to survive. In Wataga eight houses were destroyed and several persons were badly hurt. In the vicinity of Knoxville Mr. Burton's residence was totally destroyed and jUI his family more or lees injured. Eton. Charles Schaeffer, formerly State Treasurer of Minnesota, committed suicide at St. Paul on the 8th by shooting himself with a re volver. He is supposed to have been temporarily insane. The deed was accomplished at the grave of his wife In the St. Paul cemetery. There are now on the Government rolls the names pf 238,034 " pensioners a decrease of 4.871 since last year. During 1874 $1,223,000 less was paid out than during 1873. The printers' strike in Washington, D. C, s ended.the Typographical L'uiou having accept ed thev employers1 terms of fifty cents per 1,000 ems for general composition' and forty cents per hour for time work. . . The business portion of Victory, N. T, was destroyed by fire on the night of the 6th. Porty buildings were burned, involving a loss of $250,000. An old woman and a boy were burned to death and a fireman was killed by falling from ladder. - r - Benjamin B.s Halleck, a clerk in the Treasury Department, W. H. Ottman, a saloon keeper, and an old gambleroamed Brown were arrested on the 7th on suspicion of stealing the $47,000 from the United States Treasury some time since. A special of the 8th says Halleck had confessed. The jury in the case of John D. Lee, charged with being concerned in. the Mountain Meadows massacre, reported on the 7th that they were unable to agree ana were discharged. They stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction. A committee of the creditors of J. B. Ford A Co. have recommended the acceptance of thirty-five cents on the dollar, in twelve monthly in stallments, commencing Dec 15, with interest. On the morning of the 7th an explosion occurred in the Government arsenal near Phila delphia, which resulted in the death of one boy and the wounding of eighteen others. The Massachusetts Republican State Convention will beheld at Worcester on the 28th of September. ... The Governor of Illinois has issued a proclamation offering $4C0 each for the arrest of the perpetrators of the murders recently com mitted in Williamson County. The county has also offered a reward of $1,000. ' Fourteen thousand five hundred dollars of the $47,CO0 lately stolen from the United States Treasury were recovered on the 9th. The money, consisting of twenty-nine $500 bills, had been de posited in a bank at Alexandria, Va., by Ottman. one of the, parties arrested recently. u ThTJ majority in Alabama for the Con stitutional Convention is 16,50". The ollowing is tne composition politically of the convention : Democrats 81, Independent Democrats 6, Repub licans 12. Ira P. Rankin has been nominated for Congress by the First California District Repub licans. The Chicago Industrial Exposition will open on the 8th of September and continue one moKrVliiS i "j . x .... r A 'Washington dispatch of a' recent date says the Government income for the last fiscal year exceeded the estimate made, and more than realized the expectation of the Treasury Department. "- Jefferson Davis, the ex-President of the Southern Confederacy, has accepted an invitation to deliver the annual address before the Winne bago County (III.) Agricultural Society at Rock ford n the 14th of September, According to a Cheyenne dispatch of the 10th Gen. Crook and Col. Stanton had re turned there from the Black Hills. They reported that the miners were preparing to leave the Hills, Covering up the richest lodes to prevent their being discovered until such time - as they can safely return. They say gold is abundant and that capital and skill will develop mines eqnal to thote of California and Nevada. The number at present in the mines was about 1,500. r Ottman, the Treasury robber, was ent to jail, on the 10th, in default of $4,000 bail. A Raleigh (N. C.) "dispatch of the 9th says the result of the recent election for delegates to the Constitutional Convention was still doubt ful. The Democrats claimed a majority of four. State Fairs for 1875. 'J " Illinois Ottawa Sept. 1918 Ohio Columbus Sept. 610 Indiana... Indianapolis. .. .Sept. 7 -Oct. a Iowa Keokuk Sept, S7--Oct. 2 Wisconsin Milwaukee. Sept. 6 II N ebraska . . a Omaha i.. ..Sept. 2124 Michigan East Saginaw Sept. 1317 Minnesota. St. Paul. .......... .Sept. 14 17 California Sacramento ...Sept. 15 as Colorado Denver Sept. 2125 Chicago Industrial ..Sept. 8 Oct. 9 St. Louis Fair Oct. 49 Cincinnati Indus. .. s. r. .,.. ..Sept. 9 Oct 9 Connecticut.. .. . ; .Hartford. .Oct. 58 Georgia Macon ............. .Sept. 18 25 Maine. ......... .Portland. .. . . ...... .Sept. SI 21 Maryland Pimlico. Baltimore. Sept. 14 17 Masssa'setta Hort. .Boston Sept. 21 34 Montana Helena Sept. 27 Oct, S National Expos... Rome. Ga Oct. 4 9 K.ew England Manchester, N. H,.-..8ept. 10 New Hampshire... Manchester Sept. 710 New Jersey Waverley... Sept. 2024 New York Elmira Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oregon Salem Oct. 1116 Pennsylvania . .Harrisburg. X ...... Seat. t 2$ Rhode Island. . . Cranston, Froiden..OcL V-r-T South. Wisconsin. Janesville Oct. 59 Virginia Richmond. ... .. .i.Oct. 2630 West Virginia Clarksburg.... .......Sept. 7 0 The Man With the Coon-Skin. He halted in front of a grocery-store, and, drawing from under his coat a small parcel tied around . with - a String, he in quired of the grQcer, .. who sat. by the door: - i - : How's trade ?" ' " Pretty fair for hot weather,' was the answer. stranger, as he Untletl the parcel and took out acoonkin a coon-skin which seemed to have been kicked about the house ever since the close of the warl ' , - "Humph!" sneered the jtrowr-. as lie contemptuously regard? the old skin. - x ou may h.mphr and ' humph !' and ' humph I' all you want to!" exclaimed the stranger in a loud voice ; " but if you want a coon-skin to sell again this is the arti cle." "I don't think I want to invest." "You don't? Great heavens' hut. T took you for a man of talent and enter prise!" No one ever buys coon-skins or furs in the summer," said the grocer. - . "." " 11.1.1.. I1.1V, 111 .11 ObOOIll. and therefore I'm willing to throw off sonietliing. I shouldn't have the lace to ask over fifty cents for this 'ere coon skin." -.. " I shouldn't want to DavthatDrice." re plied the grocer. lou wouldn't? Merciful stars! But is it possible that you would take'-bread from the mouths of my starving children. my innocent darlings, who don't know a coon-skin from a cow-hide?" The grocer was silent and the stransrer , smoothed the brindled hair with his rialit i i , i " I will so before any court in the land I and take a solemn oath that this is one of I the best coon-skins offered in this market for the last fifteen years. - Observe the variegated colors ! Behold the tender soft ness! J ust put your hand on this coon skin, mister!" - . . " I don't think I want to buy any furs before November," quietly replied the grocer. "You don't? Is it possible that you will deliberately let this great bargain slip through your fingers? No! , il cannot be lieve it! Dozens of grocers in this town want this coon-skin ; want it so they can't keep still; but Iwas recommended to come to you, and I am here." ' " It isn't a prime skin," said the grocer, as he glanced at the flesh side a second time. "It ain't? Here, : mister, shoot me! Draw your revolver and send a bullet in here, right through .myr quivering hearty '- f- - He dropped the coonskin and held his coat and vest , open, but as the grocer didn't shoot he presently picked up his merchandise, and continued in a sad voice: . "Mister, do I look like a pirate, or a robber, or a liar? Do you suppose I'd go and tell you a deliberate lie, and peril my chances of ever reaching heaven, for the sake of selling you this coon-skin?" -: " No, I suppose not," replied the grocer, leaning back in his chair. K "Ah! no, I wouldn't. - I ain't purty, nor I don't wear many store clothes ,on my person,? but I'm honest -yes, as honest as the day is long. If I should so far forget my early training as to tell you a lie about this coon-skin I never could enjoy another night's rest never!" " Well, I guess I don't want it," said the grocer. .. ., . ,. , : " Heavens! but is it possible that' you will let me return to my loving wife and fond children without bread to appease their hunger? Will you deliberately and willfully sit there and see me tie this coon skin up and walk away when I am offer ing it to you at one-half its market value ?" r " You can perhaps sell it elsewhere." " I know I can. . I know a dozen men Who want it, but they are not men of pour reputation. When you hand me fifty cents I know it is the genuine scrip, and I go away satisfied. , 'the others might pass counterfeit money on ' me, and I might be arrested and jailed, and my fam ily be exposed to the scorn of this cold world." " I don't want the coon-skin,1 said the grocer, " but if your family are suffering for the want of food I'll give you fifteen cents for it, and throw it back in the loft." "Fif fifteen fifteen cents!" exclaimed the stranger, dropping the fur and spring ing off the step. " Now let the angels look down and weep! Let that bright sun be obscured by clouds blacker than mid night rolled in tar! .If life has come to this let me die at once!" w The grocer picked up a newspaper, and the stranger waited two or three minutes, sighed heavily, and then handed out the skin, and sadly said : " Take i and give me the paltry pit tance! I am going home to die in the bosom of my family! I'll gather them around me once more, take a last fare well, and then I'll drop into the turbid river and be seen no more!" - The money was handed him, and he passed down the street two blocks, turned to the left, and as he kicked open the blind-door of a saloon he said to the bar keeper: . i r . . . . "Juleps for-one, and fill the glass chock up. 2f. T. Sun. There are in the city of New York 470 places of worship of every sort, 389 of which are iTotestant, the- Episcopalians head the list with. 99: the Methodists, white and colored, follow after with 60 ; the Presbyterians of the different schools number 54, and the Catholics reach the same figure lacking one. The Baptists have 33 chapels and churches, and the Jews Tiave 25 synagogues or halls in which to worship, and the Reformed tDutch) have.. 22. The Lutherans hasre 21, and there is a miscellaneous : list comprising Congregationalists, Unitarians, U'niversal ists, Spiritualists and others of more or less religious character, with the missions, whic h number about 7J more. The man who has spent weeks to train and tutor fifty head of cabbages may not say a word when he gets up some morn ing and finds six cows in the garden, but it ne doesn't speak he will die ot a broken Heart witnin a week. Vetroxt fres. J J The Journal of Applied Chemistry says it is asserted mat saiaa oil, promptly applied, is an antidote to strychnia. The remedy has not been tried on men, but on dogs a half-pint of oil is said to be suf ficient to prevent fatal results. It may be here remarked that astron omy is the eye road to heaven. THE LONGEST DEATH-WATCH BY MBS. S. SC. B. PIAtf . Thb woman is a picture now, The Spanish suns havetoucned her face; The coll ot gold upon her brow S'.iines back on an imperial race With most forlorn and bitter grace. Old palace-lamps behind her burn, , The ermine molders on her train ; ' - Her ever-constant eyes still yearn For one who came not back to Spain; And dim and hollow is her brain. One only thing she knew in life, Four hundred ghostly years ago That she was Flemish Philip's wife: Nor much beyond she cared to know; Without a voice she tells me so. Philip the Beautiful whose eys. Might win a Woman's heart, I fear, . E'en from his grave ! " He will arise," The monks had murmured by his bier, "And reign once more among us here." She heard their whisper, and forgot Castile and Aragon, and all Save Philip, who had loved her not; The cruel darkness of his. pall Seemed on an empty world to fall. ,.?8he took the dead man to her sight A pr'mce In death's disguise, as fair As when his wayward smile would light The throne be wedtted her to share And followed, hardly knowing where. Almost as dumb as he, she fled, Pallid and wasted, toward the rMto Where he, the princely proinise said. Must wait the ttolit when God's sweet grace Should breathe into his breathless face. ' Once, when the night was weird with rain, She sought a convent's shelter. When The tapers showed a. veiled train Of nuns, instead of cowled men, : She stole into the night again: " These women, sainted though they be,n " She moaned threugh all her jealous mindt "Are women Still, and shall not see Philip the fair though he is blind! f Favor with him I yet shall find." i '- Then With her piteous yWkrning wild: "tlnfclos'e his coitin quick, I pray." Fiercely the sudden lightning smiled When thev had laid the lid away. ? Like scorn upon the regal clay. , She kissed the deal of many days, As though he Were an hour sJt6T; Dark men with sor to guard her way : ' Wept ioi tier but she did not weep; She had her vigil left to keep. They reached the appointed cloister. While The heart of Philip withering lay. She, without moan, or tear, or smile. Watched from her window, legends say . Watched seven and forty years away ! . . Winds blew the blossoms to and fro, Into the world and out again ! ,rHe will come back to me, I know . . Poor whisper of a wandering brain To peerless patience, peerless paim Ah, longest, loneliest, saddest tryst Was ever kept on earth ! And yet Bad he risen would he have kissed The gray, wan woman he had met. Or taught her how the dead forget ? - Could she have won, discrowned and old, The love she could not win, in sooth, When queenly purple, fold 6n fold, And all the subtle grace of youth, Helped her to hide a hapless truth? Did she not fancyshould she see That coffin, watched so long, unclose The royal tenant there would be Still young, still fair, when he arose, ' " Beside her withered leaves and snows ? He would have laughed to breathe the tale Of this crazed stranger's love, I fear, j 'Neath moon and rose and nightingale, With courtly jewels glimmering near, Into some lovely lady's ear. .. Atlantic Monthly. Joanna, the wife of Philip the Handsome, was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, sister of Catharine of Aragon and mother of the Emperor Charles V. ' " CAPTtJRDfG THE CUTTER. At the time of which we write there was an inlet on Tucker's Beach called Brigantine Inlet, Jn 1800 this was closed up, and the sea formed another inlet, which exists to this day. There was no Tuckerton then. It was the Gaunt Farm at that time. The only settlement then was what was known as -the " Middle-of-fhe-iShore," extending on each side of what was called Andrew's Mill Creek, the property; originally belonging to Jacob Andrews,who settled there in the last year of the sixteenth century, and who had a mill. There were not a great many people ; but they did a good business in lumber and cypress shingles, which they sent principally to New York and the West India Islands. During the Revolu tion the place was a rendezvous for Amer ican privateers, and these little sea-hornets annoyed the British' shipping so much that an expedition was organized, with the " Zebra" and other ships-of-war, to break up " the den." There were several pri vateers lying there at the time ; but they were warned, by an express from Gen. Washingtonvand escaped before the Brit ish came. Washington sent a force under Pulaski to meet the invaders ; but they did not arrive until the- enemy had done an the mischiel. .Fart ot Fulaski's men reached Osborn's Island, and there their picketguard was surprised and massacred by the enemy. The invader did not es cape without loss. In getting out the Zebra" grounded, ana her own people burned her to prevent her capture by the Americans. There was oneTrivateer that the enemy managed to take as she was coming in the "Baucy Jaek." She was Baltimore built, very fast and armed with a long eighteen-pounder. . The Admiral made ner a tender to tne nag-smp, added a couple of ten-pound carronades to her arm ament, and put a crew of eighteen men and a midshipman aboard, commanded by a master's mate. &ne Decame a regular nuisance to the place, sailing in every now and then, exnloriner the harbor, lewins' contributions of soft tack, vegetSbles and chickens, and. then sailing out. Tne peo ple would have liked to take her; but while the squadron was so near the place the heavy private armed vessels avoided it. mere was, a Quaker wno lived not lar from the beach by the name of Ephraim Lippincott. He had the reputation ot be-ina- a Torv in svmnatliv. nrinr.inallv r- vauac ills uu wuti, uavmg cugageu ill one or two skirmishes with British forag ing parties, nau ueen uisuwneu anu repri manded for violating the peace principles ot f riends. When the Jintish parties vis ited there they were always met with a warm welcome. Uut iphraim was no Torv. after all merelv a prudent man. who tried to sail as close to the wind as possible. Obed, though he had been dis owned, was always sure of quarters at home when he chose to go ; and he went there just after the last visit of the com mander ot the " csea Wasp," as the "saucy Jack" had been rechristened by her captors. The lather met. him lndinerently, but after dinner called him out to the barn. "Obed," he said, "I suppose thee's consorting with the Ridgways and the Willetts boys and such idle, disloyal fel lows, as usual." "Well, father, I go with them occasion ally, as thee knows ; but they're very hon est, hard-working young men and good company." " I wouldn't wonder, if thee knew and they knew that the ' Sea Wasp' is coming back next Wednesday, they'd try to cap ture ner. iney re wicneu eouugu. " Shouldn't wonder, father," said Obed set tentiously. " But I don't see how they could do It." f. T " I've noticed that the master of the ves sel always -anchors right by the swamp where the beach shelves oft suddenly, and within a tew yards ot shore." x " So I perceive." " Now, if there were bloodthirsty and wicked men who had brains to keep their bad purposes, and knew that she is coming on Wednesday afternoon, and knew that they are going to Shoud's and round about to forage, and would leave the schooner weak-handed, they might they are just bad enough they might leave a couple of stout boats in among tne reeos in tne creek there the night betore." . " They might, father." I " They might go down armed at the same time, with enough to eat all day, and lie there; and next morning when the men came ashore and got out of sight over the Band-hills, to Shoud's, they might, if they were.asj resolute as they are bad, take that Vessel." " Thiey might, as thee says ; and I have a notion they'll try." " They may, Olied ; but if tlievdo I hope they'll use peaceable means. If they do try, as thee thinks they will, doi't thee go with them. But if thee will, and thee's a headstrong boy, thee must go unarmed. Don't thee dart to take th'at rifle that thy tjncie Isaac brought from Virginia and that hangs up in the garret, with a horn full of powder and a pouch full of bullets and patches. I caution thee to let it alone." "Certainly, father; just as tbee says;" There were a doic;ft y'ouilg men in" the settlement, staunch Whigs some fisher tiifittv and all accustomed to the sea who followed Obed's lead oh all occasions. He Summoned them quietly to meet him on Wednesday night, secretly, at the beach ; and in the meanwhile he secured a couple of stout boats, with oars, and hid them away in the place indicated. On Wednesday afternoon near nightfall the cutter came in and snchorcd, but no one came ashore. They kept & good watch ; but the night Wa8 very dark and their observation could not e'xtend vfcry Far. Obed arid his friends liiade their way through the swamp to the bdats, and lay there qiiieH cvii mgiiji. .. . ,i. s, , ... Next nioi whUt'jd Jie! at daylight there was a a from the cutter and two boats were let down, into which there tumbled, to the great delight of the con cealed Whigs, fourteen men, armed with cutlasses and muskets, with the master's mate and midshipman commanding in separate boats. This would leave the boatswain, three men, and a boy on board. Obed kept watch, the others Ivint close down, and saw tht boats land. TkeV all disembarked, leaving the bdats In charge of two men and no$ sendi lng them back; They .evidently jntendM return in a short while and no time was tj be lost. So soon as the main party had disappeared behind the sand-hills Obed and Willetts, covering the two men who were seated on the bows of the "boats, where they were drawn up on the beach, fired. One of the men fell dead and the other mortally wounded., Obed and WiU itetts flpttriderra through the marsh to Where the men lay, and, without paying any attention to the wounded man, quickly stove holes in the bottoms of the boats while the rest of the men rowed into sight. One of their own boats took them on board and they made for the cutter. But the people on the cutter were not idle meanwhile. Thev disentfaeed a c'ar roaade. ran it out of a ttorthdlc. and bf is pared td.live. me boats, by previous un derstanding; separated; one circimg norta The noise of the firing caused the main party to retrace their steps, and they came back in a hurrv to the landins--rriar.fi. where they found their boats unfit for use not, however, until they had pushed them off and the water poured in on tbettt-. Willette. in the meanwhile-, after th'e Oris: oners were secured, rail .the nagazihe, brought up some grape and canister, load ed the Long l oin and trailed it directly upon the party in the water. The shot From that and one of the carronades -did learlul execution, and the lew survivors that were unwounded ran up the beach to tne nearest House, wnere they sheltered themselves and ultimately surrendered. Five had been killed outright and eight severely wounded, three of them mortally. The cutter had been won ; out to keep it was another matter. There was no crew to man it, even if it could be got to sea through the squadron. As soon as the news of its capture was known, or when some time had elapsed after its absence, there would be powerful boats' crews sent for it, perhaps one of the smaller vessels. So, after consultation, it was agreed to cut the rigging, remove the masts and sink the vessel in the deepest hole in the harbor, to be raised on a suitable opportunity. This was soon done after taking the movable property ashore, previously filling the barrels of the Long Tom and carronades with all the melted beeswax that could be had in the neighborhood and then storing them in the hold. Then the prisoners were carried off by their captors over the country and safely lodged in Philadelphia, j in three days a .British lorce came, as had been expected, and they made things lively. They burned down a number oi farm-houses, Lippincott's among the num. ber ; but the inhabitants, except those of known loyal sentiments, kept at a respect able distance from harm. Every boat upon the beach for miles the British de stroyed. In about a year's time Obed, Willetts, and some of the rest came back, got up a crew, raised the cutter, and found her in good order. The cannons were rusted some on the outside, but the beeswax had preserved the inside smooth. They re masted and rigged her, cut the wasp figure-head off, replaced it by the rudely carved figure of a snake, rechristened her the " Rattler," and one dark, stormy night got off to sea with her, having ob tained letters of marque, and ran down to the West Indies, where they took ample revenge lor the burning of the Middle-of - the-Shore. iniact, with tne prizes tney took, the master and crew shared quite a small tortune at the close oi tne war. The "Rattler" was disarmed when peace came, and embarked in a quieter business, carrying shingles and pine boards along the coast lor many years. l nomas JJunn anqlim, in Jy. i. inaepenaent. The Impressive Hotel Clerk. The hotel clerk I venerate in the ab stract but I am rather afraid to approach him in the concrete. My experience is that when he does not snub you ne patron izes you, and I'd about as leave be killed one way as another. Where moral char acter and that sort of thing tells, I feel par ticularly at home, but where a man is judged only by his clothes, confidence fails me, and I am backward about coming forward. " Can I have a room?" I modestly ask after registering my name. Clerk looks at me a moment, takes in the general unostentatiousness of my ap parel at a glance, turns away and attends to the swells who get credit of Bell instead of buying for cash of Porter, chats with the young men whom he knows for a few minutes, pauses to tell some old gentle- man with a bald head the last brilliant bon mot apropos ot the Beecher trial, and when everybody else is roomed and he has settled the pen right behind his ear, then he calls the smallest bell-boy in the office and turns to me with, " Show this fentleman up to 993 !" And by this time feel so humble about it that I bow to the bell-boy and look around for his bag and wonder how I'm to find No. 993 to show him to. J ohn Paul at Long Branch. The other Sunday a Detroit minister preached a sermon on the Sin of white lies and evasions, and he flattered himself that his congregation took every word to heart. Next day he made a call on one of his parishioners, and as he mounted the tront steps he heard one ot tne boys call out: "Ma! ma! the preacher's coming here!" " Great lands!" he heard her shout, " and my hair's down and I've got this old dress on ! ilun to the door, Hill and toil him 1 went to tirosse isle on a church excursion " Oh, no, I hate to," replied the boy. " Go go quick hurry up, or I'll tan yon till you can't raise a fot!" she urged, and the lad went to the door and discouraged the preacher from making the call. Detroit Jf ree Irrets. Fruits of the season rain-storms, tor nadoes, hurricanes, water-spouts and cy clones ; drownings and suicides ; burglaries and three-card monte ; unsteady markets and men and what is the world coming to, anyhow? The editor of the New York Express is threatened with a beer-garden in front of his country residence in case he does not buy several acres of land opposite at twice its value. He promises a retaliatory bone iactory. Why is one of the rank and file who has failed to obtained promotion like an illicit machine? Because he is a private suu MULTtTM IN PARVO. Saratoga has only one Duke this sea son. The bat now flies much in sporting circles. If " a stitch in time saves nine," will a double stitch save eighteen ? .. A woman's name leads the list in the Boston Directory for 1876. Nearly all the horses nowadays make "the quickest time on record." The person who savs a new broom sweeps clearili ever tried it; that's ail: , The cost of remeniiimnit a man can be counted by the price of his monument. Announcement of the death of a dog by a marine reporter : Another bark lost. A Virginia horse deliberately drowned himself, which demonstrates that that horse may be an ass. South American soldiers have had their pay raised to eight cents per day, and now look out for war. Handkerchief flirtation, to be success ful, must have a fool on either side of the street to make the motions; A man faeiiig commiser'ftted vftdi dri ac cdvirit of his Wife's runriirig away, fold : "Don't pity me till she comes back again." . The free-excursion system, in.Baltiirio're lias niuch reduced he' death:rate amcirig the poor children of that city this sum mer. TnE bank robbers are at work again after their summer vacation and the sound of the exploding torpedo is heard in the land. There are not as many old fools in the world rs young fools, but there is more libpe for one who belongs to the latter' class. 'kts. 'flriU.be ail upusiisil riip'nth ih that crc will be two moons, making it the most moonshiny month known for seven teen years. "Under some circumstances glass is liable to break," is the way a timid grocer warns the public not to punch their elbows through his show-case. Api butchers are npt hard-hearted ?s Has beeil asserted. One of the cr2ft ill San Antonio cut his throat the other day because a girl of sixteen made faces at him. The exultation of the New York ed itors over the prospect of a poor water supply at the Philadelphia Centennial next year shows clearly that they intend to be present. . A Qtiaii riiaily things that would seem silly in brbad daylight Sdund beautifully ih the moonlight: Likewise many a ro- maptic lady-killgr a f-M tlie ddytiiiic. at night is1 a gibbering There was a uOV in Maine a year or two ago who could pronounce the name of every town in the State, but of course he died. His own parents knew from the first that he would die. Neatnesb, simplicity and durability life tyh.ftt ai:E waiile'd iitaftyes its' iiiticn as a'iythhg nowadays. When the first two qualities are lacking, however, as little ot the third as possible is desired. A Maine paper' says that there isn't a man in Portland who wouldn't tell a de liberate lie for three cents. Three cents? Three cents? Well, money is a great temptation. Detroit Free Press. If you are going to travel in the Indian Territory you should provide yourself with a plug of tobacco. Aloflzd Davis from New England; w9 killed by Sorrte miners the either day . because he couldn't furnish them with a chew of the weed. Among other improvements introduced in the United States Assay Office in Wall street, New York, is a pair of balances to weigh gold and other precious metals. Their capacity is equal to 10,000 ounces, or over $1,000,000 worth of gold, and the scale is sensitive to one-tenth of a grain. The Taunton (Mass.) Gazette tells of a young man who recently conceived the brilliant idea or popping the Question bv postal card. Accordingly he dispatched ofte to the idol of his heart, bearing simply his name and this character: " ?" His feelings can be imagined on receiving by return mail a card inscribed most en ergetically: " !" When last seen he had checked his collar-box for Chicago, and was inquiring the price of through tickets to tne west. An amusing story is related of Repre sentative-elect Walker, of the Twenty ninth District of New York. A few days ago he was seated on a porter's truck in front of a hotel in Corning, when a lady traveler, mistaking him for the porter, requested him to carry her sachel to the depot, lie readily complied, and on reach ing the lady's destination blandly de clined to receive compensation and with a giocciui uuw lcib ilia uuiiiptuiiuu uiliozeu at the disinterested politeness of her porter." An Operation by Physicians Who Do Not Advertise. Since the Academy of Medicine at Evansville expelled a veteran physician lor regularly advertising, the Journal, at that place, tries to carry out the rule in spirit by excluding the irregular adver tising, in reporting a case as follows : A DIFFICULT OPERATION. There was an operation performed in the city the other day a surgical opera tion and if we did not have a wholesome dread of the " Drake Academy of Medi cine" before our eyes we would report the case in full. It was an amputation of the leg the lower part about half-way be tween where the shoe stops and the garter begins. I ne patient was weak and cou ldn't afford to lose any blood ; she needed all she had to begin the business of living again, so the dootors (members of the Drake Medical Academy, consequently cannot be named) agreed solemnly that she should not lose anv at all. Dr. (we are writing according to the " code" now, so we can't name mm) produced a sort of rubber strap, which looked like the doctor's suspenders, sewed end to end. Dr. (a member of Drake Medical Academy, so we cannot mention names) held the leg up while Dr. (we don't mean to be personal, but it was neither of the other doctors) strapped the rubber on. This done. Dr. (who, being a member of Drake Medical Academy, cannot allow the use of his name) put something else on, while Dr. (who is nameless be cause a member of Drake Medical Acad emy) took the rubber strap off. A phy sician was present (belonging to Drake Medical Academy we withhold his name) armed with a knife, and began Jto .cut. He was ably assisted by a medical "gentleman of this city (unmentionable here, as he holds a membership in Drake Medical Academy). The arteries were taken up by Dr. (who belongs to Drake Medi cal Academy, and is thereby " nameless here forevermore") in a most skillful manner. When our reporter left the pa tient was doing well. The operation was very creditable to the doctors (who, being members of the Drake Academy of Medi cine, cannot have their names in print). A Discovery at Pompeii. The Pungolo of Naples reports an inter esting discovery at Pompeii, consisting of a number of wooden tablets with writings. They were found carefully arranged in an ivory box. The backs of the tablets are smooth and unwritten upon, and their faces, upon which the writing is found, are surrounded with a kind of frame or border. They are either separate or tied together, book-shape, with twine in bun dles of three or four. On the tablets thus bound together the writing is almost al ways in ink ; but the characters on the single ones, which had been covered with wax, were engraved, and are still legible, though the wax has disappeared, as the sharp point of the style had cut into the wood beneath. The separate tablets con tain receipts for the payment of money, and bear the consular date, with the name of the day and the month and the amount paid. On the outside edge of the center tablet of those bound up in book-form is written an index of the names contained in tlie volume. It is entitled perseriptio, and is followed with a name in the geni tive or dative. The tablets are evidently accounts, and from the way in which they pre kept there can ue no aoubt that tlie spot where they were found was the site of a Roman banker's house. They were dis covered in excellent condition, though the damp to which they had been exposed has rendered them very fragile. Those bound together are in the best state of preserva tion. Signor Fiorelli has given an ac count of the discovery to the Archaeologi cal Academy of Naples, and it is expected that it will throw much light upon the conduct of business transactions under the Empire. FOREIGN GOSSIP. CAft: Webb iias dete'rmihed.td attempt the ftat of swimming aCrdss tlie British Channel, and has beguri training fdr that purpose. As he can remain in the water for fourteen hours, and can swim one mile and a half an hour, he believes that the feat is quite within the range of possibil ity. The Chinese Government has estab lished pharmaceutical laboratories for the analysis of-drugs at Yeddo, Kiyoto and Osaka, and decreed a fine for any druggist who shall be found to have in his posses sion adulterated quinine or iodide of pot ttsh;. Another healthy example which Christian civilization would do well to follow. The English Court of Appeal in Chan cer has recently given full effect to the riiie in favor of'ancient lights, a Liver pool boiler-manufacturer bng forbidden. bythecrecuCZCI a 8nea on.Uie.rear. Vila r,wn nmmiH fWvm i " Oil tne light enjoyed by a chapel since 1840. He was also held to be amenable to the court in respect to interference with the chapel services by noise: AN extraordinary 0utfge tlpttii ft Ferti Viarl newspaper editor is reported. Tlie Editor .id. questip'ii; Castro Hamos by name, and, residing at Iqiiictvi,. Jfis. severely beaten by a police inspector and two con stables, and an attempt was made to make him swallow a newspaper which con tained articles obnoxious to the police. The inspector afterward shot the editor in tlie stomach. By the last accounts he was not expected to live, and the inspector was in custody; St. a recent decisidii of tite.Corirt of Equity in London the fund of $10,000 raised in 1857 by Dickens, Mark Lemon, John Forster, Maclise and others for the family of Douglass Jerrold, just then de ceased, in poverty, goes now to Jerrold's only unmarried daughter, Mary Jane Jer rold. The sum was originally invested in Government securities for the benefit of Mrs. Jerrold and her daughter, with re mainder to the survivor. The widow Is dead, ThJj claim of Miss Jerrold's brother vi-aAdefiied: .,.'.. M. JAcqutn's system of recording the vote oi ine rrench Assembly by means of electricity is very ingenious. Before ev ery Deputy two ivory buttons are placed, like the buttons of electric bells. If the Deputy wishes to vote " yes," he presses the button votli lett. 'the voter establishes cy an electric communication, which is trans mitted to an apparatus 'close to the Presi dent and his Secretaries. Every time the electric current acts thus, it opens the door to a ball, and the ball falls through a tube into the ballot-box. The balls are made of glass or ivory, and are strictly identical in weight. The two ballot-boxes are then weiched. and the number of balls indi cated by the, weight; ..Finally, by turning a nandie;. an t tne bans wnicn nave not been diea ,dre h?t. cjut. ind tHey.givejthe, exact number of riicmcers wliH abstained from voting, or . who were absent when the vote was taken. The device appears to be very simple, convenient and re liable. INDUSTRIAL. A new industry is the shipment of live i frogs from this country to England for breeding purposes. . A.YERf ingenldus, methdd . of making inlaid dr hidsaic wbrk ih wfjod liaS lately been introduced. Two contrasting kinds of veneer say bird's-eye maple and black walnut are laid one on the other, and confined between the covers of whitewood or something similar. The desired design is then cut through the whole by a fine jig-saw, hardly larger than a horse-hair. xne part uiat is cut out oi tne iignt-coi-. ored veneer is then set into the place of the corresponding part in the dark veneer, and nice versa, and glued firmly upon the article to be ornamented in the usual manner of veneering. The trade in tissue-paper patterns is enormous. One house recently ordered 5,000 reams of paper and 2,000,000 envel opes in which to place the patterns. These patterns are so perfect that dresses lor cos tume parties are easily mate, and are fast becoming popular. These patterns' are a real boon to the mother of a family living far from any village or settlement. Every garment worn by men, women or children Can be made from them ; they are notched at the places to join them ; the number of yards for each garment and its trimming is faithfully given, ingenuity is fostered, comfort is promoted, and, in fine, we are inclined to class paper patterns among the great inventions of the age. N. Y. Sun. An extensive manufacture of lock and morticed bricks is carried on at Water bury, England. These bricks, while pro ducing workmanship greatly superior to walls built with pressed brick being tongued, grooved and locked at intervals at each angle are also found to be strong er than common hand-made bricks, be sides possessing the additional recom mendation of effecting a saving of two thirds in the material used. These lock and morticed brick, it also appears, are adapted to extensive and varied uses, and are specially serviceable where space and light with solidity are an object. Their usefulness is likewise very manifest, it is stated, when employed for the building af or sustaining and retaining embankments, sea and other walls, quays and river front- . .i . ' . i- . i j ages, as aiso in uie erection oi snuiis, anu, in fact, the formation of all works to which bricks can be applied. A very important, but, until quite re cently, neglected, constituent of the waste- neap are tne old iron, battered saucepans, old pails, rusty hoops, and horse-shoes and nails from the road. All waste soldered articles now have the solder extracted from them, as it is more valuable than the iron, and the cheaper metal is then melted. Nor are the horseshoe-nails mixed with the common cast-iron, as they are much sought after by gun-makers for the purpose of making stuo-twist oarreis. craps oi iron, it is found, may be made very usetul in se curing the copper in the strer ms washing veins ot copper pyrites ; pieces of bat tered iron are placed in tanks, into which these are collected, and under these cir cumstances the copper incrusts the iron, in process ot time entirely dissolving it, a mass of copper thus taking the place of the iron, and the residuum, in the shape of a colored deposit, is at times taken out, dried and smelted. These are but a few among the almost numberless examples of utilization processes now in vogue, and oy means of which the merest and apparent ly most worthless waste is made to yield an important value. Watch the Lips. Words of detraction and slander require the watch. It is not all mention ot neighbor's faults and evil deeds that is wrong, for we cannot but notice gross faults, and to speak of them in a right spirit may be perfectly right and needful for selt-defense and the good ot society The sin and wrong is in being quick to see and punish faults, magnifying them, imagining them, meddling with them when it is none of our business to do so, and speaking of them from promptings of envy, resentment and rivalry, a slander ous tongue moves as naturally in the ele ment of hatred as a fish in the water. One who loves his neighbor as himself and seeks to do unto others as he would they should do unto him can hardly be a slan derer. The mischief of detraction springs from a mean, unloving spirit, soured by disappointment, fretted by envy, urged on by meddlesomeness and miserable curiosi ty. When one with such a frame goes trom house to house with the preface They say, or they do say, but I don't know how true it is, that wis man qrjnKs; or. That man and his wife don't live very pleasantlv together ; or. That nidil did not come by his money very honestly ; or, This woman" is no better than she should be it is very probable that then a busybody and slanderer is at work who greatly needs the prayer: "Set a watch, O Lord, before Ply mouth; keep the door of my lips." W. H. Lewis, D. D. Feeding the Animals at Central Park. NuiAn. the honi of two P. m. on anv dav Except Shnday the Visitor fit. Central Park Zoological Gardens may Witness tne teed ing til the animal. Sundays ar6 except ed because, says Mike, the keeper, " Sun day is a fasting day with hq, critters.'? The carnivores need this periodic' interval for their health. Meat-eating creatures naturally gorge themselves, if possible, and then lie down to rest, whereas good digestion waits on appetite, and health on both. So, says Mike, we help them to an observance of their normal condition once a week. Empty stomachs for Sunday. The feeding time brings a vision of pandemonium ; no conception of it is pos sible until it is witnessed. Brute nature as well SS human nature shrinks front responsibility, even in the matter of eat ing and drinking. Anxious and expectant as the brutes are; they all seem to depend on the old Asiatic lion to announce the coming of forage. They get restive in their way, but it is quite plain that they look to him fbr a definite impulse.. The Hno 0f beasts at this interesting period couches with mut ijnity . and looks steadily through the big window tOTard the arsenal door. All eyes are "fixed on him. At the first - sign from him all is uprdar, tlimuittlous plunging and footing i the heavy ttnd quick strides of the lifms ted tigers jaf their Cages fearfully; the leopards leap and plunge of arjd under, eafeh other,- and ex; ecute most woiiderful...vatoting. i t Each creature has its characteristic moveineni. Meantime the air is rent by unearthly yells, among them none more strange than the voice of the hyenas, which canter, in a most ludicrous style, up and down the cage and laugh hysterically. ., The laugh that is he ohly word to express it yet the sound is like, thg continuous squeaking of ail upright steam-saw, Slightly .inter"; rupted at intervals', as if s6me. hard knot arrested its progress. All this time the lit tle elephants have been pumping' and stir ring the air, and looking as if they were trying on the last new waltz. Of the larger animals, the bears are the most de liberate and demure; they do not partici pate in the general excitement, which is inQstiy. Confined to the strictly carnivorous khiraalS: ... .. The F.uiaS , af e" Somewhat deliberate in their actions, but they corhp'erjs'ate by an occasional yell that breaks thrortgh all all other sounds and fairly chills the blood an enlarged caterwaul, pitched on a de moniac key. The magnificent jaguar the South American tiger is also dignified in his .bearing." , Conscious, of great power, he takes his share of food as his right and bStS del'beately; as becomes his rank. All is uuiet now. save the lttW uarl of a selfish brute or the crushing sounds of mastication. Some hungry jaws are grind ing the very bones. Not every day can one see serpents feed r but we were fortu nate at being present on one of the notable occasions on which Mr. Conklin announced that he had a litter of new-born rabbits to ' fted out." The Bnakes, responsive to the late.eheeffUT advance in temperature, had petitioned for.sustfiiahCe. Ih ajar'ge glass cage; situated ori the grass border hear the sea:lili5, ifrtt ra:I- rattlesnakes, Florida serpents and black-snakes iitjn! out JNortu ern pastures. The genial warmth of tne sun, liLightened by the glass cover, had stirrmlMtorl sprrwntinp. lit'p. into ouite hope ful activity. Mike produces the desired provender, and the reptiles acknowledge his kindness. There is a very perceptible awakening, and- immediately on the en tf ttttce of the rabbits the black heads are seen lifted above the fiuik gtowh of Clover that lilies, the cage; A marked difference is noticed between the snakes; The rattle1 snakes are inert, lying at length, and pas-" sively seizing their prey as it approaches them. The black-snakes, on the contrary, are all attention ; their heads are raised as if listening to the tread of the prey. At sight of it they stretch forward with open inouth and strike.. To take their prey headforemost: which they invariably do they execute some maneuvers, being ready to coil round the victim if need be. His coiling is characteristic of the black-snake, as we had an opportunity to witness on this occasion. One of the black-snakes had swallowed a rabbit, and peered about for more ; his eye tell upon the halt-swal- lowed prey of the rattlesnake, which was quietly enjoying the slow but sure process of salivacoatlng his evening meal. With out ceremony the black-snake seized the rattlesnake by the throat and demanded a disgorgement. The rattlesnake, in . his stolid manner, refused, but made no dem onstration. He lay at length and evident ly trusted to his powers f endurance and his fearful fangs for protection. His antagonist now released his hold and seized the part of prey left, outside, sensibly concluding that now or never he had a chance, for the inwardly-inclined teeth of the rattlesnake are surely sending the morsel out of sight forever. A vio lent jerking succeeds no better, and now he quickly sends coil upon coil around the rattlesnake, putting in operation his greater power. The rattlesnake keeps his hold with praiseworthy tenacity ; his eye flashes with rage; his head is swollen to the utmost. His assailant is thoroughly in earnest; he is all action. A. great com motion is aroused among the other snakes. The member from Florida re tires to the gallery; the second rattle snake is awakened into activity by the plaintive cries of the half-swallowed rab bit, and the black-snakes are darting through the "green grass and clover m search of more prey. A crowd ot interested spectators had now collected, many of them ready to bet large ly and variously on tne result, mere was now a first-rate " snake ngnt ' at hand. certainly, and there seemed to us no rea son to doubt that the black-snake would win by crushing the other to death. We were doomed to disappointment, for the tender-hearted Mike could not see his pets endangered to gratify us, and he wisely essayed to "part 'em." This was a task of no little difficulty. He pushed a pole through the coils of the black-snake and shook him vigorously for awhile. At last the beast released his nold. It is urged by some naturalists that the blacksnake does not exert a crushing power by the coil. On this occasion, cer tainly, our specimen seemed ready to en circle his enemy to some purpose. He did succeed in wrapping coil upon coil around him, causing enormous distension of his jaws, but not quite releasing nis prey rrom his teeth. What mignt nave occurred hart the battle lasted longer we cannot say. It seemed as if the continuance of such crushing power would result disastrously for the victim. When the black-snake struck the rabbit it instantly and adroitly useu lis cons 10 hi rest it, uiauai; iiili mem as a man would his hand to grasp a steady object. It is a singular signt, tnat ot a reptile swallowing prey apparently so much larger than itself. The devouring jaws are flexible to the utmost and 'the under iaw is so articulated in the middle that it is completely uattenea in ine aci oi aegiu tition. The whole region of the jaws and fauces is so flexible as to admit of enor mous distensions while the teeth, being in clined inward, easily assist the slightest movement in driving the tood down. The black-snake, which is so common all over our country, has the reputation of being particularly bright and intelligent It has a curious habit of rustling the leaves with its tail when disturbed ; and this is said to resemble the whirr of the dreaded rattlesnake. It darts quickly at the obiect ot its rage, and inflicts a wound. though not a poisonous one. 2f. T. Post. Dr. Barrett, of Middletown, Conn.. thinks he has discovered the cause of hay fever in the pollen of the ambrosia plant, which matures about August, and, carried about by the wind, causes irritation in the nasal passages ; and says that the way to escape the disease is to go to some tQvji where this plant is not found, 0ur 03 Htjd itU. THE Jt.il XT DAY. BT MRS. CI.ARA DOTY BATES. GotD Locks sits by the window pane, Sits and watches the falling rain ; The great drops patter thick and fast From a sky all dull and overcast, And she sighs, with half a frown on her brow: " What good does tne rain ao, any now r- I know she is thinking of the play On the bright, dry sidewalk yesterday, In hef pretty, new blue-ribboned hat; 8he is tired of the doll and book and cat; She cotlld run and shout in the sun again ' But for this rain, this useless rain. i smllfe at her small, iriipatient sigh, And the wistful trouble of her eye, And sitting down bf the window say! "Little girl, Gold Locks, look this way, And listen, and I will tell you now What good the rain does, anyhow. " The grass that spreads for your little feet A carpet soft and green and sweet; The leaves that cover the cunning nest. On the apple-bough, of the red-breast; And the fields of clover and fields of grain, Could never grow without the rain. " None of your dainty, biue-eyed pets, The crowdings sweet-b0athed f iolets. Could lift to the' light their happy heads Out of the grass and the garden-beds, And nod tn y ouf in their, blithesome way, If there never wefe & faitiy AHj: " Then, dear, all days go by eo fast, The wettest, dreariest, does not last. And if when this with it rain is done From the west should shine the evening sun, We shall see a rainbow's painted arc Glowing where now the sky is dark. "And then to-morrow when yon wake To see the red, bright morniog break, You will say as you smell the fragrant air, And the fresh drops glisten everywhere On tree and flower in the early sun: ' This is the good the rain has done.' " Boston CongregatUmalist. ANXIOUS TO BE A KAN. We : were all growing-up boys some nearly young men, the rest of us smaller when Uncle William, who had left the country when we were little, returned to pay ft vjsit t his Old home and friends. He was .always" Thrich interested in father's children, ,ind particularly in me, perhaps because I was called after hihij aiid I rattier think he noticed a prominent feature in my charactef Pile of his own, too the unnecessary anxiety to be a fflan before the time. When we were all together cfrt' evening, and after he had entertained us with his adventures, he took the opportu nity of telling us the following story, which doubtless was intended for my special ben efit: "In the early part of my life," said he, "just about the time when I put on my first pants and jacket and was shod with a pair of top-boots, with brass toe-pieces, I was seized with the ardent and longing de sire to become a man. So much was said among the school-boys about becoming twenty-one, and so much ado was made by parents when their sons arrived at twenty-tifie, and so good and manly a character most of them had at the age of twenty-one they could all dress Veil, carry a cane, smoke a cigar, chew tobac co, ' take a glass,' and swear occasionally that I looked away forward to twenty-one as if it stood up in the far-off distance, as the most desirable of all, and the only prominent year of my life. It seemed to me the Sentinel of all years. It would be an epoch in my history. It was a year the dawn of which would make me a man. It was to be the dividing line between the ages of slavery and of liberty. On this side of it I saw nothing but commands, rebukes, and a god, sound whipping now id then, or, it it went no iurtner, at least some severe threatening, as ' Boy, do this, and boy, do &2z or I will flog you.' As l grew up these aisaon.:."5" ccuIC to .increase proportionately. There was the endless school-tasks no escape from fheih flothitig but school, school, school and wretched school-books from January to' December, till I hastily Concluded that I was born for nothing else than to go to school and be' fcepit a boy for ever and ever. Even the Sabbath itefelf ,wa? no re lease. To escape from day-scho,1 as to plunge into what was ten-fold worse the Sabbath-school. Then the tiresome ser- rpon to be listened to as if I paid atten tion ; then tie text and heads must be re ported at home. Oh, how I longed to be twenty-one! .Boyhood 1 thought was Slavery, pond age to one's parents. I was not master ot my own will, nor could I follow" once my own desires. Did I wish to spend the evening ' out among my admired com panions, my mother interfered, and said it was not proper. If I wished to spend the evening at the theater my father had the purse. Or if, by strict economy, I had saved enough to purchase my own ticket I had to" ask his consent, and that was cer tain to be denied. Everything was so ex- aCtlv measured outfof tne: my time, my work, my play, my food, clothing, compa ny all must pass unoer tne censure or ap proval of my father and mother. Why so much interfering? Did I not know better than they what suited me ? And then to think a boy of seventeen is not a boy, but a mum VU1LC VA.iii if.: l:ii t IU LILVllIV t.l 1 V oii tor himselt. if his motner were oeao ; ano sometimes the wicked thought occurred, ' I wish she was below the sod, men l should be free to do as I please, without rendering up a daily account.' " As I came near the year of supposed jubilee, I became impatient My fever grew upon me. II at tnat age l nao naa the clock of time under my control, I should have shoved it forward just four years. Time moves so slowly when one hastens to be a man! As it was, I had to bear and wait. My grievances increased. The smallest reauest was an imposition. I was obedient, but after a sulky sort. And my sole comfort arose from the thought tnat l snouid soon pe tree, a recognizeu and acknowleged young man! " It was the last year of my minority Mv apprenticeship was to expire with what I thought my despicable boyhood. If 1 recollect aright. 1 rather lanciea mat everybody ought to have known that was so near being a full-fledged man. gave my mother and sisters to understand it thoroughly. I took a very common and natural "means of impressing them with the fact. Though I knew that their constant and studied care was to please me, and that not unfrequently they did more than they thought right in order to conciliate me, I noticed not their thought- fulness, but rather grumbled, and Iretted, and found fault the more. "My birthday came at last. The usual honors were done to me. My friends were there. I had the Inviting of them myself. It was a day of joy and leasting and con gratulations. And yet there was an inward painful reluctance that made me feel a lit tle sad. I felt as if twenty-one. had not brought to me so much after all. At the dinner-table father took from his pocket a purse. A tear sparkled in his eye as he reached it to me before all my guests. That is your portion.' said he: 'youare now of age, competent to think and act for yourself. Make tne oest ot it xi you use it properly it will set you up in business if not vou cannot claim anything more from me.' "His lips quivered a little, and my mother covered her face with her handker chief. A cold chill passed over me. vacancy opened in my heart that nothing could fill. I felt as if I was leaving home to wander in a foreign land forever. 1 took the money and tried to smile as I thanked him. I looked as wise and manly as I could before my companions. If I had had the power I should have made the sun go back ten degrees at least upon the dial of mv life. "Iwas injudicious with my money and soon got rid of it. I can scarcely tell how. I was proud-spirited and father saw my struggles and difficulties to get along in the world. He knew that my heart longed to get back and nestle in thepeace- lui, happy old nome, but it could not ne, I had already flown and could not return to the nest It was only after many years, when I had struggled and toiled with hardships till 1 seemed to be gaining ground, that father reached out a helping hand. If is now nearly twice a score of years since I left behind me that lofig-lotiked-for twenty-one. But these years have been so filled up with cares, anxieties, crosses anil vast responsibilities that a thousand time I'm sure, when almost driven todespai" I have looked back to the days of my ' boy hood and have fervently wished, v."i.a long, deep sigh, for the return of -ie c less, happy day. Only one day aol in my father's happy home woul ' - t-"' en to me Paradise regained. TL je lays were gone past forever! " To-day when I see boys impatient un der the restraints of school or of home, and wishing for the age of manhood, when they suppose they shall be so free. to think and act as they please, I feel like advising them to rest contented with their happy youlh. Childhood's days are the happiest you ever will enjoy. Be not im patient and escape from them. When they are gone you cannot recall them, though you would if you could. Others so free from care and so full of real happiness yod need not expect to find. Stay in your father's house as long as you can ; submit to your parents' counsel when they give it for they are wiser than vou." 2T. T. Observer. The Armed Strength of Europe In a recent lecture delivered in London Cap! Vincent, of the Royal Berks militia, made a hasty review of the armed estab lishments of the different nations, the fol lowing being, as he stated, the forces which each country ought to count upon ill afl hour of necessity: Holland Sixty-eight battalions of in fantry of 5 companies ; 111 companies of engineers, transport corps, etc.; 24 squad rons of savalry, 4 to a regiment; 18 bat teries of artillery oi 6 guns, with a " com- -batant" strength Of 90,260 inlantry, armed with the Snider and Beaumont breech loadeis; 3,850 cavalry, with 108 bronze breech-loading rifled guns. Navy 113 ships, 17 armor-plated, with 981 Pns and 7,250 men. Belgium Eighty-four battalions (mostly of .four companies of infantry), armed with Albini, Braendlin and Comblain breech-loaders ; 16 companies of engineers, 45 squadrons (14 to a regiment) of cavalry, 20 batteries (of 6 guns) of artillery, with a "combatant" total of 130,000 infantry, 7,500 cavalry, and 152 guns, a the Prus sian system. ' " Sweden and Norway One hundred and twenty-two battalions, mostly armed witb the Remington; 15 companies of engi neers, 58 squadrons of cavalry, 40 batter ies of artillery, with 152,800 infantry, 10,540 cavalry, and 322 guns, plus 20,000 "mvrriteer. United Navies Sixty-five ves sels (fife armor-plated), with 491 guns and 5,100 men. Denmark Five territorial brigades, 43 battalions of infantry, armed with the Snider and Remington rifle ; 28 companies of engineers, 21 squadrons of cavalry, 13 batteries of artillery,' with 36,050 foot, 2,100 horse and 96 guns. Navy Thirty one steamers 1 (six iron-clad), three of which have been converted on the French model, and of the remainder the Odin, of Danish built, a turret eight-inch armor plated screw vessel, fitted with a peculiar steel ram six feet in length, and hidden, when not required, in the hull. The Odin carries four ten-inch nineteen-ton guns. Germany (including Bavaria) Peace establishment, 18,079 officers, 401,059 men, 97,379 horses. War establishment, 31,495 officers, 1,273,346 men, with about 1,000, 000 combatants, 270,920 horses, and 2,473 field guns. In addition, the new Land sturm bill provides an organized force for the defense of Genuan hearths and homes. The landsturm is divided into two classes. The first, including all able-badied men not already in tlie army, distributed into 293 battalions, and calculated to produce 175,800 men. This addition will bring the Genuan war strength to over 1,700,000 men. Navy manned by some 9,000 of ficers and men, the latter drawn by con scription from the seafaring population, estimated r.t 80,000, who on that account arc exempted from military service. Russia TTar strength, 752,000 cf-i- batant infantry, 372,000 cavalry, wf b -i.-768 guns, including 4oS mitrailleuF . : Ion nr fifteen vmn the land fore ; of lllB Enipire will numbeT 2,000.0i!0 men, of which about three-fourths will be com' batant. Navy increasing every day in importance.- Numerically, strength about 300 vessels, inCWding twenty-five iron-clads, with an armament of over 1,500 grins. Turkey 170,376 regulars, 148,680 re serves, 7O,0OU auxiliaries, OI irregulars. presenting a grand total oi aou.uw com batant Infantry, Zi,uuu cavairy, wim ma trims nsw one oi me nnesi 111 me ' commanded by an Englishman of no less ability than experience. Austria Hungary -o,H2 miamiy, 62,746 cavalry and 1,616 guns. -Navy thrown into the shade by the efforts that have been directed toward the army. Eight or ten iron-clads tana the entire fleet ' TtaW iAI 9iU infantrv. armed mostly with the Remington breech-loader, IJ50 cavalry, and 1,240 guns, ixavy, qououju. Portugal AlPOUI du.uw com uaumta iuiu 100 guns on a war strength. Navy, about fifYv shins: not more than one-half sea worthy, with six iron-clads now building in England. M .V . , ' . T. . J.J,. 1. Switzerland usumauw xiraigui. 174,000 infantry, 5,000 cavalry and 1U4 SuJis- - , r ranee Army in pruceua vi icuigouita- tion. Navy about 350 ships; some OU iron-clads. . - Tn conclusion the lecturer said: "Ul the fifteen States of Europe, seven have in troduced universal liability to mimary service: Germany, itussia, Austria, France. Italy. Denmark and Switzerland. The armies of seven are recruited by con scription, or conscription and enlistment, viz. : Spain, Turkey, Sweden and Nor way, Holland, Belgium, Portugal and Greece, while in England alone are we solely dependent on voluntary enlistment JLOoking at tne armies oi x.unpc iiiiu. every point of view, the rapidity with which they can be mobilized, fed from re serves concentrated on any point, main tained in the field, they may be arranged in the following recedence: First-class I, Germany; 2, Austria; 3, Russia; 4, France. Second class 5, Italy; 6, En gland. Third class 7, Belgium ; 8, Tur Hfey; 9, Sweden and Norway ; 10, Holland; II, Denmark; 12, Spain; 13, Portugal; 14, Switzerland ; 15, Greece. Altogether, four armies of the first class, two armies of the second and nine armies of the third, with, in round numbers, a paper strength of seven and a half millions and a com batant strength of five millions, with 15, 000 guns and a million and a quarter of horses." Not long ago a gentleman living near New York had a barn-raising on his place, in which a number of his neighbors as sisted. In accordance with old custom he brewed for them with his own hands sev eral gallons of punch, upon which, being an expert, he expended much labor ana thought When the ingredients had been combined to suit his taste he carried the punch in a bucket to the scene of opera tions, and invited the men to partake of it They excused themselves for a few mo" ments, wishing to complete their work, whereupon he placed the bucket upon a bench and retired. When about half an hour afterward the men prepared to do justice to the punch, they discovered to their consternation that the bucket was empty. The thief proved to be an Alder ney heifer, who was found in a very dis graceful state of intoxication. She had scented the fragrant concoction and drained it to the last drop. The animal recovered (he next day, but those for whom the punch was intended were obliged to quench their thirst with something else. A Detroit commercial traveler walked down the aisle of a passenger coacl .ie other day, having on an outlandish ' uen duster and an old straw hat, an seven women, who had seats by themselves, piled their baggage on the spare half and looked out of the windows to avoid seeing him. While he was sitting on the wood box and chewing the bitter cud of reflec tion a man with a brass watch-chain and a three dollar set of glass-diamonds entered the car, and six of the women lifted their sachels down and moved close up to the side of the car. Such things are not right, but they always will be. Free Pre.;