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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION.
"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION," " "-& w Volume III. JUSrCTION CITY, KANSAS. SATUEDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1863. Number t. mohjt gill anigtpnb'H anion rcnusirj-D eveev svtckdat jiou.vi.ng at JUNCTION, DAVIS Co., KANSAS W. K. BARTLETT. S. 31. STRICKLER, Proprietors. VOL S. BLAKELY, - - - GEO. W. MARTIN, Sdaors and Publishers. OFFICE IN BRrCK BUILDING, CORNER OF SEVENTH & WASHINGTON St's. TISV3 OF fiUBSCRlPTJtON : One copy, one year, . . . $fQQ Ten conies, one year, .... is'oo Payment required in all cases in advance. All papers discontinued at the expiration of the Hiae for winch payment is received. TEEMS OK ADVERTISING: One square, first insertion, -Each subsequent insertion, Ten lines or less beinjr a square. Yearly ad vertisements'insertod o job work done with dispatch, and in the latest style of the art. SI. 00 50 on liberal tenns. O" Payment required for delivery. all Job "Work on A FEARFUL REVENGE. There died recently in Havana a million aire named Don Joachim Gomez, whose property at his death amounted to nearly five million of dollars, and the circumstances attending whose death would form the basis for a romance of the most thrilling sensa tional description. Iu former years, before the lave trade was kept so much in check as it Ins been fur the past few years, the iiland of Cuba was the great transatlantic lirvnt ".. t..1.;..I. .1.., e I w.j7Mi, i.j uuitii mtj uargoci oi siaves ireiii the African coast were landrd and disposed of either to planters in Cuba nr purchasers from the Southern State, In this busi ness, as is well known, rapid fortunes were made, the profits of a single successful voy age being sufiieicnt for a brilliant fortune; but, as a rule, the slave-trailers, like all other kind of gambler-!, veriGed the old adage, "boon earned, soon spent," and as a consequence, Havana and the principal towns on the island, whero those dealers resulted to get rid of their gold, became the Meccas for the penniless pilgiim to tho fahriuu of fortune for the moit part des perate adtentuicrs, who, derailing of ever reaching the pecuniary pinnacle to which their aspirations soared, by any process of h-me-t indu-trj-, were ready to turn their wits and bend their energies in any direc tion which promised soonest to lead to ihi coveted aid wished for goal. Of course, all the adventurers who Mu-Iit the shore- 5?of Cuba were not of this das, and'therc weie no doubt many who s-iw i:i the dim distance an :.fijcucu earned by honest in dustry and endeavored to ic.-i'izu it; hut the number of this class were in the minor it jr. What Sacramento and San Fiancico were when the gamblers were in full blow, the p:incipil towns in Cuba wero at the time tho deceased millionaire ariived, some thirty j'ears ago, in Havana, a penniless adventurer from the Canary Isles with plenty of shaip wits, and an earnest desire to use them to some purpose. "The ordi nary highways to fortune wero crowded by hundreds of as i-harp-nittcd fellows as him solf, and fJotnez, thinking it would take too long to got the inside track of them on tho beaten path, left them and carved a new track for himself, by becoming a roli- gious acvoice. nc managed to save in a few years, enough money to start a small brokerage business for the accommodation of sailors, and by tho reputation which he gained for honesty and integrity, toon in creased his business until he gained a re spectable position in society, and had the reputation of doing a thriving business. His reputation became known all over the city for honesty, and he was accounted the very soul of honor, and his reputation gain ed for him the entree to that circle which he desired to reach, and which was closed to his brother adventurers the old Castil ian familcis. .i Among the families in which he became intimate was that of a celebrated physician, whoso family of a wife aud two lovely daughters, the eldest of whom was betrothed to the scion of one of the oldest families in Havana. Gomez was smitten with the charms of the youngest daughter, but while the father, who had the highest regard for him, would havo accepted him for a son in Ja. i the giil could not forget her old Cas- uuau prejudices and the mature ace ot Gomez at the same time, and when he pre sumed to address her she spurned him with the utmost contempt. Gomez swallowed his disappointment and chagrin without making a wry face, ai.d with much art begged the girl's forgiveness for his pre sumption, and made her promise never to let her father know of tho matter, at the same time he was burning to be revenged on the whole ..family. An opportuuity soon presented itself. The physician had long desired to visit the land of his ances tors and made up his mind finally to take his family there for a tour, intending if he liked the country to settle there. He sold all his property, and after placing the balk of his money (S100,000) in the hands of Gomez, for safe keeping, sailed. , After his departure, Gomez increased his business and grew rich rapidly. After an absence of two years, tho doctor and his family-returned in company with his in tended son in-law, and it was intended that the "marriage sliould be celebrated forthwith withHbe greatest pomp aDd splendor. The physician during his tour in Europe had spent all the money he had taken with him, and after his return he called at the house of his friend Gomez to draw a portion of " money. Uomcz received bun with tho most affectionate demonstrations of friend- ship, and after drinking a bottle of wine together, the doctor stated hii business. Gomez started at him with well-affected astonishment, and denied that the physi cian had ever deposited any money with him. The physician was surprised and endeavored to brash up his friend's mem ory by recounting the circumstances of the affair, but still Gomez denied and chal lenged the doctor to produce any proofs of his having made such a deposit. The fear ful truth burst on the mind of the victim, no had trusted his whole fortune to the keeping of this man, without a scrap of paper to prove it, and now he was left pen niless, and his family beggirs. He ran out of the banker's house scarcely knowing and cariHg less where he ran. No one believed his stoiy, the reputation of his destroyer was above reproach, and it was the general opinion that he lost his money gambling in Europe. Tho marriage was broken ap, and the family retired to obscure apartments, where I ! ...:iv. ,3:.i a -i . .? mi . mi; who uiou auer a snori time, j ue rn umph of Gomez, however, was of short duration. He had now attained tho very summit of his ambition. His mansion in the " Calle do O'rreilly," the aristoratic quarter of Havana, was the most sumptuous in town, and every Sunday he was driven to the Cathedral in a magnificent carriage, and occupied the front pew, the envy of the less wealthy members of the church, while at the same time tho poor physician, upon whoso ruin these riches had been built, was suffering with his family the keenest pangs of despair. But the end came. One Sunday, a few weeks after the occurrence related above, Gomez was in his usual place in church, and when the bell sounded for the communicants to advance to the altar rail?, Gomez left his pew and advanced. He had scarcely knelt down when a man with unshaven beard and dishevelled hair was observed walking with a quick pace up the centre aisle. No notice was taken, the congregation supposed him to be a commu nicant also. The stranger knelt down bo- side Gomez, and remained there with bowed head until the officiating priest came down the the altar steps to administer the sacra ment, when the stranger suddenly arose, and shoving the clergyman back, cried, " This shall be his sacrament," at the same time breaking a bottle of liquid on the bead of Gomez and swallowing the contents nf another ial lie died instantly, and when the horror stricken congregation rush ed up, they reognized in the suicide the Every place where they might possibly HOW THE PRINCE OF WALES GOT INTO THE be dead every well and cistern had been searched in tain, Robert was dressed in mixed plaid pants. linen coat, fine French calf boots, and an India hat To his mother his clothing would be easily recognized. She dreams of him in a handsome blue soldier's dress, and hopes even against hope that be may live. Money is nothing compared with the lives of those dear children. All that we uave wouiu oe irceiy given tor the mere identity of bis remains, if dead. But we have offered one hundred dollars as a suf ficient remuneration to pay any person for taking pains to hunt an facts in regard to any body that might be found, or to give any information of him, if living. Freely, gladly would we give it. Wa would respectfully ask editors to copy mis notice, that nothing may be lett undone ; and any person having any infor mation to communicate it. Tribune t i WHISKY " KNOCKING " A COLD. There is much sameness of appearance as well as intelligence among the people who are found occupying cells in police statioo houses of a morning. They are far from being the happiest creatures in the world. However jolly or oblivious some of tbem may have been the night before, the cold gray eye of the morning stares away all that is visionary and unreal, leaving the uncomfortable realities of wretchedness and a prison. Looking in at tho Ninth street station house this morning, and glancing at the MOSQUE OF HEBRON. The circumstances which gave most im portance the Prince's Eastern toor was the opening of the Mosqae of Hebron. This is "supposed to cover the cave of Macpelah ; it is of all the holy places in Palestine the one which has excited in modern times the keenest curiosity, and which rests on the best historical evidence. It was first held by tho Jews, then by Christians, and now by the Mussulman : euarded bv the most jealous care, its sacred precincts were never entered by an European, except in disguise, for the six hundred years following the Mussulman occupation, A. I). 1187. Iu modern times three accounts only of such an entrance have been given and these nor in every case satisfactory. The difficulties in the way of opening the mosque to the Prince of Wales, were great, and hardlv to be overcome. A firman was requested from the Porte; the government at Constantino ple, instead of the instrument wanted sent a vizerial recommendation to tho Governor of Jerusalem, leaving tho whole matter to the latter's discretion ; the Governor hesi tated offered every other civility in his power hoped the request would not be pressed. The late General Bruce, on behalf of the Prince, managed, however, to induce the obstinate official to yield. Meanwhile the Prince and his suite had gone to visit the tomb of David ; there, wishing to pene-1 trate farther within tho church than the keepors of the populace wero willing to admit them, a disturbance arose, and the people became so much excited that even miserable creatures collected there, our personal violence to his Royal Highness once prosperous and happy physician. Go mez was taken home to his sumptuous resi dence, which he never left till death. The viral contained a subtle preparation of poi sonous acid, which gradually eat away the flVsh off his head and face, and he became a hideous object, so hideous that during the latter years of his life, he saw no person only those who attended him. Tho two daughters of the unfortunate physician were driven by despair to lead dissolute lives, and disappeared from Havana soon after the melancholy affair which terminated their parent's existence. This story, is no fable, but a strict narrative of facts the name ot the principal character being slightly altered as they were related to us by a gentleman who has been for a long time a resident in Cuba, and familiar with the circumstances of the case as we have related them. Brooklyn Eagle. The Lost Boys. The public well know that one of the sons of the editor of this paper was killed in the Lawrence massacre. Him we buried. Ho rests with the martyred dead on the mount above Lawrence. It was a terrible stroke to his parents to part with that dear boy. But a sadder affliction was the loss of oar second son, Robert Speer, whose body has never been found. We have heard num berless rumors, and have spared no pains to follow them up, in hopes that the child might be found. The last we saw of him, we put our arm affectionately on his shoul der, and asked him to see that our papers were well mailed, while we went to a rail road meeting. David Parinton, a neigh bor's son, once our apprentice, a faithful, good boy, assisted him. Finishing their work they went to the Republican office, where David usually slept, to keep each other company. They were heard to come in, by a gentleman and his wife, occupying an adjoining room. ne same gentleman broke the door between the two apartments a door unused and fast to alarm the boys when the murderers- came, and found their bed empty. A colored boy, who thinks he knew them well, saw them in the cellar. A neighbor says he saw Robert pursue the rebels another says he saw David after they left. Reports reach as that they were prisoners and shot others that Robert was hung by the murderers. As the two boys were known to be very anxious to join the army, some think they may have pursued Quantrell, and when our volunteer forces were turned back at the Missouri line, with Jjoyish ambitioa and heroism, they might have joined the forces of Gen. Ewing. Others thiakCthey might have left to join the army the night before Quantroll came, and be slill alive. uucuituu vfiib particularly attracted uv a prisoner who bore the appearance of more tuan usual wretchedness. He was lying on his face upon tho floor of his cell, and groaned heavily at intervals. We felt curious to know something of him, and accordingly questioned him. " What brought you here, my friend." He raised himself upon his elbow, dis closing a face battered and bloody. The seediness of his coat was partially concealed oy a coat ot mud in which it was encased. His hat laid by bin side with a terrible smash in it. Eying his interrogator for a moment, he replied, ia a voice so hoarse as to be scarcely " legible": " A cold brought mo here, sir. How I wish it would carry me off only way 1 can get out of this scrape." " A cold !" " Yes, sir. A cold was the proximate cause; ubisky the immediate cau.-e." " Explain." "I will. Ho sat up on his cot. I have had a severo cold for a week or two past ; tiicd all sorts of remedies with no avail. A. friend advised me to try whisky ; said it would knock a cold quickcr'n lightning. I objected at first. My cold called for something loosening afraid whiskey would produce a tightness. Friend said I was going into a decline sure didn't decline any longer. Took some felt better. Got into a draft in going through an alley and got a little more cold; then took a little more whisky. A man invited me to drink his health. He was hoarse and coughed badly, so I drank some whisky for his cold. He said that he felt relieved." "Of his cold?" "No, twenty cents." " Go on." " I did go on. I knocked off. glass after glass or whisky under tbp impression that it was knocking my cold.? I finally under took tbc job of knocking all colds of Cin cinnati by the same process. Whisky knocked me at length, and here I am, my clothes ruined, my face braised by the pavements, my money gone, and my cold worse than ever. Let me give you a word of advice : Never try to knock a cold with whisky. You hear me." Cincinnati Times. A Kind Judge, A very learned and compassionate judge in a Western State on passing sentence on one Jones, who ha1 been convicted of murder, concluded his remarks as follows : The fact is, t Jones, the court did not at first intend to order you to be executed before next spring; bat the weather is so very cold ; our jail is unfortunately in a bad condition ; much of the glass in the windows is broken ; the chimneys are in such a dilapidated state that no fire can be made to rendaryour apartment comfortable; besides, owing to a great number of prison ers, not more than one blanket can be allowed to each ; and to bleep sound and comforably is, therefore, out of the ques tion. In consideration of these circum stances, and wishing to lessen your suffer ings as much as possible, the court, in the exercise of its humanity and compassion, do hereby order you to be executed to morrow morning, as soon after breakfast as may be convenient to the Sheriff and agree able to you. Clerical Wit. A Universalis! clergy man of Wisconsin, who has recently re turned home from a term of service as Chaplain to a regiment in the army of the Cumberland, spoke at a town meeting the other day, and in the course of his remarks touched the atrocious barbarities of the rebels. " My friends," he -said, I have always preached to you against any such 'an institution as hell, but my experience with in the last few months has modified y opinion somewhat :' I believe there is a hall provided for these wicked devils as a mili tary necessity." " was feared. This frightened the Governor. and be declared that the Mosque of Hebron could not be visited. General Bruce there upon announced to tho Pasha the extreme displeasure of the Prince at this refusal, and declared that he would leave Jerusa lem at once, declining to visit Hebron at all if the sanctuary in question could not be opened. Accordingly, the Prince and suite de parted for a three days' journey to Bcthlc- ucm, cue jeau oea, anu jerico. tie was soon followed by Suraya Pasha the Gov ernor of Jerusalem who proposed to reopen negotiations about Hebron. At last the arrangements were concluded, and a few days after the visit took place. This was not to be accomplished without some dan ger, inasmuch as popular feeling regarding what is considered as a pollution of a sacred place ran so high that it was feared some fanarWmight aim a fatal shot at the Piince, holding his own life cheno as the cost of avenging an outrage on the sanctity of his religion. Therefore, for more than a mile before reaching Hebron, the road was lined with soldiers, every precaution having been taken by the Governor ; uono of the popu lation whiih usually streamed out of every town, came to meet the Prince, and hardly a face was shone at a window when the company had entered the streets of the place. It was at first insisted upon by the Pasha that only the Prince, General Bruce and two others should enter the mosque; but this point was waved at last, and per mission was given to the entire suite to enter. The visitors were met at the final entrance by five or 6ix persons, who repre sented the forty hereditary guardians of the mosque ; with them they visited the shrines or chapels of Abraham and Sarab, of Re becca, of Isaac, of Leah. Jacob and Joseph. The shrines do not profess to be the actual places of sepulchre, but to be erected in honor of the dead, who lie in the cave directly beneath. The gates of the chapels ot ADranam and Sarah are of silver, and when that of the former was thrown back the guardians groaned aloud; the same expression of inward anguish followed the opening of Jacob's iron gate. Into the shrines of the buried women the visitors were requested not to enter. The sacred cave beneath where it is probable the re mains of Jacob really lie, could not be reached, and the roynl party was forced to rest content with having partially succeeded where all the rest of the outside world had utterly failed. It is a superstition of the spot that the buried patriarchs are disposed to lesent with mnch severity any intrusion upon the privacy of their repose, and many illustrations are given of the fatal conse quences which have followed unauthorized visits. The Prince of Wales and bis suite were regarded with some wonder as persons who had come miraculously alive out of imminent danger ; tney, however, were not allowed to rash into extraordinary peril, for, having entered the shrine of Abraham without particular opposition they were refused admission to that of Isaac. Asking the reason of this difference, they were informed that' Abraham was full of loving tenderness, and would overlook any affront, while Isaac was proverbially Jealous, and it was exceedingly dangerous to exasperate him. IA An old lady, looking at the curiosi ties in a museum, came to a couple of large sea dogs, and after gazing at them in won der, inquired of a wag who stood near, if they ever barked. "No, madam replied he, " not now; their bark is on the sea." T " Sally," said a fellow to a girl who had red -hair,- keep away fro mt or jom tet me ow Ire." " No daugar at that.'' replied Sally, " voa are too crreea to bom." v BEPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR. What has Been Don Darin; the Year. The Annual Report of the Secretary of uar negms oy reternng to lien. Unlleck s report for a summary of military operations, and by claiming Stone River, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Chickaniau'n, Chattanooga and Eist Tennessee, as evinc ing a skill and brilliancy of military achiev ments unsurpassed in any age; while Fredcrickburtr and Chancellorsville mani- tested a spirit of tioops worthy of the highest admiration. The opeuing of the Mississippi has cut the rebel territory in twaiu, and the people west of that river are showing such Mgns of returning loyalty, that a speedy restora tion of civil government is anticipated. The occupation of East Tennessee and operations about Chnttanoogal likewise af ford protection to the loyal population and operate toward restoring the authority of rne national Uovernment. Combined operations against Charleston have not yet accomplished all that was ex pected from them ; but the seizure aud occupation of Morris Island by forces under the command of Gen. Gil more, and the reduction of Forts Wagner and Sumter, are exploits in which the skill and gallantry of officers and tho valor of our troops have been exhibited in a degree of which the country is justly proud. There is sufficient military power now in Texas to enable them speedily to re estab lish a civil government there. A small force at Franklin, Louisiana, has upheld the flag in that State, and the occupation of the State now cuts of tho chief rebel ave nue for foreign commerce. Western Virginia is now clear of any rebel forces, and it is now enjoying in peace the blessings of civil government. The Indians are subdued in the North west. There is nothing of gravo conse quence about Fortress Monroe and North Carolina. A national force is now planted firmly in every rebel State, and there is reason to hope the loyal people of these States will soon cast of the rebel yoke. The success of tho department in the last year has enabled it to make a reduction of ever two hundred millions in war esti mates for the ensuing fiscal year. Tho enemy have about thirteen thousand of our men. The reasons for the cessation of exchanges are chiefly as follows : 1st. Violation of parole by rebels captured at Vicksburg and Port Iludsou. They made no excuse for it except that they had captured an equal number; but on examination it was found that this number was mainly made up of non-combatants, farmers, &c., picked up by John 31 organ and the rebel raiders. 2d Refusal to exchange negro officers and sol diers. The subsequent ill-treatment of prisoners in their hands was intended to force us, through motives of humanity, to exchange all on our side, merely parol ling mu cittss, me eucut ui wuicn operation would be to enable the rebels to put into the field a new army, 40,000 strong, fore ing paroled prisoners into the ranks with out exchange as was done with those paroled at Vicksburg and Port Hudson; also to leave in the hands of the rebels the colored soldiers and officers, who are not regarded by them as prisoners of war, and, there fore, not entitled to the benefit of the pro posed exchange. We now bave forty thousand of their men in our bands. The operation of the conscription law ha3 raised only fifty thous and men in the twelve States in which it has been enforced. The three hundred dol lar clause occasions delay at any rate, if nothing moro, ia calling out the military force. Tho question, whether this clause shall remain, requires the early attention of Congress. Ihc commutation money is be ing applied to pricuring substitutes as fast as possible. Volunteering is going en with spirit. A large portion of the troops, whose time expires next year, will re-enlist. The indications are th it the force required will, in a great measure, be raised by vol unteering without another draft. The Invalid Corps more than realizes expectations. Of negro troops, over fifty thousand are now organized and in the ranks, and the number will rapidly increase as our armies advance into the rebel States. The raising of these troops bave been re tarded; first, by military operations, iu progress; and second, by the removal of slaves into the interior, beyond the reach of our recruiting agents. This obstacle it is hoped will soon be entirely overcome. Many persons believed or pretended to be lieve and confidently asserted that freed slaves would not make good soldiers; that they would lack courage and could not be subjected to military discipline. Facts have shown how groundless were these ap prehensions. The slave has. proved hi? manhood and his capacity as a soldier at Millikeu's Bend ; at the assault upon Port Hudson, and the storming of Fort Wagner. The apt qualifications of the colored man for artillery service have long been known and recognized by the naval service, and extracts front official reports show what he can do in the cavalry service. Colored troops Jiae been allowed no bounty, and under tbe construction givea by the Depart ment they - can only, by existing law, re ceive the pay of $10 per moatb, white soldiers being paid '813 per month with clothing aud daily rations. There secais to be inequality and injustice in this distinc tion, and an umeuutnent authorizing tho same pay and boanty that white troops receive is recommended. Soldiers of tho Union, fighting undr its banner, and ex posing their lives to uphold the Govern ment, are cutitled to enjoy iu justice and beneficence. The fortunes of war have brought within our lines a large number of colored women aud children, and some aged and infirm, per sons. Their care. sunDort and Drotection impose a solemn trust upon the Govern ment. Their necessities, to some extent, have been supplied by order of the Depart ment, but a general and permanent system for their protection and support should be speedily adoptod by Congress. Even if they are to be regarded as in some degree a burden upon the Government, thy are a greater loss to the enemy. Every woman and child from nine years old to sixty has to the rebel planter a high market value. Their labor in the cotton field is a source of profit to him. Is it not better that wo should feed them than that they should support a rebel master, who is in arms against us ? We are now iudependent of foreign countries in ordnance, and the effort to sup ply ourselves havo developed important I inventions and improvements for gun bar rels, dc, requiring iron of the Cnest quali ty. " The iron of our production is now superior to that of foreign ooun tries. The law of 1S08, appropriating 200,000 per year for arming the militia, is far from sufficient, and two millions are now recom mended. Great progress has been made upon tho important class of fortifications now con structing, and essential modifications bayo been made in the old one, preparing them to receive on1 nance of greatly increased calibre. To facilitate the supply of horses and mules and their subsistence, a cavalry bu reau was established five months ago. which is expected to effect a great improvement in that branch of the service. The Secretary ooncludes as follows : " It giyes me pleasure to -bear wifuess to tho geueral diligence, abil ty and fidelity manifested by the chiefs of tbe several bu reaus of this department. Whatever suc cess may have attended its administration is in a great measure due to them and their subordinates. In conclusion, I may be permitted to ex press the hope that the next annual report from this department may announco tho complete overthrow of the rebellion and the restoration of peace, and the establish ment of the Union an a sure foundation, within all the bounds nf the United States. Respectfully submitted, (Signed) Edwin M. Stanto.v, Secretary of War. Machinery and Hand Labor. Not such a great while ago our thread was spun between the thumb and finger, and all our cloth woven in tho clumsiest of band-looms. Now, by means of a spin ning jenny and weaving machinery, one person will make as much as two hundred yards of cloth in a day. Before tho inven tion of the cotton gin, one person could not prepaie one pound of cotton so easily as bo can now prepare one hundred pounds. Our grandmothers could hardly knit ono pair of socks in a day :ow, by means of a ma chine, one little girl can turn out a hundred dollar's worth of kui ted material in n day. A few years ago we were told that it took seventeen men to make a complete pin ; now the machine is fed with the raw mater ial, which is not touched again until rolled up in papers of pins. In Providence, R, I., there is a machine which takes a strip of mrital from a coil, and makes two hun dred and thirty inches of delicate chain out of it iu a day. The metals aro no longer worked by hand a slow, wearing process ; they are shaved, sawed, bored and hammer ed with the greatest case and accuracy, as much so as if they were of the softest pine. An instrument has been contrived and perfected of exceedingly delicate powers, which measures tbe operations of mind lt s :lf tells the exact time it takes fur a sensation from the finger to reach the brain two-tenths ot a second ! Go into a cer tain India-rubber store in New York, and you will find a hundred different articles made of that one staple only a few years ago good for nothing bat to rub oat marks, and furnish active-jawed young persons something to chew. As wood gives out coal pits are found everywhere. We begiu to fear for lights with which to illuminate our homes, and make all things cheerfal ; when, lo ! oil is distilled from coal, and we even have streams of it spouting out of tho ground to fill oar lamps with. Coal tar, once regarded as Jseless, is now manufac tured into many different merchantable ar ticles, some of tbem of great value. Scienlifit American. IgjuTwo Irishmen in a smart engage ment were gallantly standing by their gun, firing in quick succession, when one, toachr ing tbe piece, noticed that it was very hot. "Arran, ontse, sam oe, iue cannon is getting, very hot; we'd better stop firia' a little." "Divil a bit," replied Mike; "jist dip the cartridges ia the river afore yees load,, an' kapeit eool." , , BS Masters VUttle blind aad seryaits a little deaf get along together admirably. 7 I '--8j .KryajyrajpffryjigaisaiastaaisaaB