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Nannie Mvnck, Mien WasHmrn, and Messrs.
Henry G. jlvnc*. J, B. C tile. C. C. Norton, Ed Wa-tibu"n. Henry Lac-kore, Charles Lackore, Charles ivl -hart. W. S liner, George Kiser, F. U-B. Chandler. E. T. lidwell. and 3Tli. Baini; from Bme Island were Miss Fannie F. Huntington, Miss Keel.e Jackson, and the Misecs lianecn, and Mr* 0. \Y. Kyle; from Washington Heights, the Misses 'Eva and Emma U ;pl;ii;sjn, Miss Mav Springer, Miss Abbott, and Mefifre. William H pkinaon, Chatles Spriujrer, 001. Waterman, and Will Hill iard; from Englewood, Mrs. E. J. Fellowa. Mies Fannie Mack, and Uessts. E. J. Fellows, A. E. Fellow?, Cbar.cs Armstrong, Thomas Murray, sod Matlett; from Chicago, Mrs. A. P. Hatch, the Miaeee Eva and liable and Messrs. A. r. Hatch. J. L. Bennett; from Baciue, Wia., Anna Rnbena. lohbibd. Tnedar evening the young elocutionist Mr. 0. Dtle Armstrong, of Chicago, gave a reading over which the Lomharders waxed very enthusi astic, on account of the meritorious rendering of his choice selections during the evening* One-half of the proceeds were donated to the church. Mr. Caverno’o lecture on ** Thoreau * was among the entertainments to be remembered. It was a discourse that was highly interesting and and the few hours so pleasantly spent an the review of the life and characteris tics of the “ Hermit of Concord” were enjoyed hjr alt and regretted by none. _ Friday evening at the meeting of the Literary Society, Mosers. Hagers and Furguson took the affirmative and oegacive of the question of “1 e znale Suffrage/ 1 The audience voted that victory was with Mr. Forguson, The Church Bo ietv uas sold the church prop erty bcloußing to the church, on the north side of'the track, to Mr. W. H. Jacobs, of Proa pect Park. The bell was sold to a Wheaton church- Mr. Jacobs intends to bmld up and have in working order, within a few months a coeese manufacturing company, and to make the best cheese in America, sparing no trouble or expense m the accomplishment of his desire- Som* of the wealthiest and most influ ential business-men of Lombard have offered finatVLiJ md. ' A strawberry festival is talked of, and a pleas ant rime is anticipated. Friday evening Mr. William R. Plum, a well known gemlefnan of Lombard, will deliver a lecture. The exact wording of the topic has es caped the i eportorial memory, hut the discourse will he the du>o«£aion of the relative duties of as social sod political beings. BABBISOTOK. There was a sllglit frost in this vicinity on the sight of-the 13th mat The crops beiog bo far advanced no great damage was done by it. The German Evangelical Camp Meeting Is be* mg held in Landevere’e Grove, near this place, having opened Thursday evening. A largo num ber of German Protestants are in attendance, both of ministers and people. It will continue for one week. Sixteen young people of both seres were re* oeired into fail connection of the M. TL Church last Sunday evening, the Her, G. K. Hoover, the pactor, officiating. The ladies of the Society held a strawberry and ice-cream leolival last Thursday. I was well patronized, and the ladies wefe~amply rewarded, the festival being a de cided success. ■ A large party left Barrington yesterday to faotd a picnic at Lake Zurich. The Park Kidge brass band having been engaged, arrived here Friday evening and left with the party for the lake. Their music, of which dozens bad a taste Friday evening, will add much to the interest of the oc casion. Mr. D. IL Holmes* newsdepot la In rnnsing order, and will furnish the reading public with everything m the reading line usually colled for. Including the Chicago daily and weekly papers and Tile Sukhai TbzbckeJo which will bo found news from «U the sab mbs and the 44 rest of the world.*’ JEITXRSON. The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday. The principal portion of the business of the meeting was in relation to the much-needed improvements of the streets. Ur. B. Hopkins was elected treasurer in place of Joel Ellis, previously elected, but who de clined to serve. The question of the collection of the delinquent taxes was taken up, and itwaa ordered that measures he immediately instituted to ester up Judgment against and sell all prop erty ou which the taxes are in arrears. Bills to the amount of SLB7L&2 were presented and or dered to be paid. The committee appointed to look over the accounts of the two fotmer Treas urers, reported errors in the account of one of $143, and In that of the other of 3195.7 L A sad accident occurred Wednesday. A car riage in which iwo ladies Were driving was care lessly run into by a wagon driven by a stranger from one' of the neighboring villages.' One of the ladies was serious!/ injured and the other badly hurt. WESBIDE. One of the most popular events of the season occurred daring the past week. Wednesday evening there was a grand vocal concert given bt some of the best musical talent in Chicago. The performers were Messrs. Smith. Phillips, Coulston, Broderick, Silvers, Emmet, Clark, Coats, And McCurdy, together with Miss Smith. Tbe programme consisted of grand choruses, > quartettes,- duets, and solos. Tbe selections were good, aufl the performance was pronounced a .grand success. The duets of Hr. Smith and sister are worthy of particular mention, and also the solas of Mr. Broderick. This was entirely a social event, and w&s enjoyed by all present. After the concert the people were invited to the residence of George Gilbert, where they partook of strawberries and crebun, Ac. There was also rendered several choice; duets, soles, and ohoroses. At & late hour Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cochrane were favored with a serenade. Every one was delighted, and a good time w&s had gen erally. • Picnics are quite the rage Just now. Friday a large party from Park Bidge took possession of the c«m>-groand, and 'passed a pleasant day in the usual meny-makings incident to such occa sions. On the same flay a brass band passed through the streets on their way to Barrington, whence they accompanied a similar party to- Lake Zurich yesterday. They tarried here long enough to discourse some sweet music to theviliapere. Frank Wbitcomn’e brick-yard is in full blast, furnishing ‘constant employment to about fifty men. £be crops in this ricinity are for the most part looking finely. Mr. Rathbone has a field of rye which is extra-flue, already ripening, and stand ing some feix feet high. The potato bug has not s& yet inadc hiS appearance, and jhe farmers are happy inconsequence. In spite of the Ute cold Bights, corn is looking well, and the prospect is good for a large crop. The gra«s crop is more thin flattering. F.ui/is almost wholly cut off, owing to the severe wmter and the late frosts this spring. A7STIS. Hr. Hitchcock Is building one of the finest resiliences in tho village. The good people of Austin are anxiously waiting for the opportunity to smooth off the ragged edges of tho hand some wood floors. Mr. Pliilbrick’a new brick Gpthio house on Central avenue is a perfect gem. ?Mr. Hlckoz is building a neat rustic boas© for his gardener. The Bev. H. Barrett hus declined the call to Clinton. la., and trill renam in Austin. A committee of ladies it is to be hoped, will bear tn mind fte “oH fott, r formerly the clock works, bo that-tb) 4th of July will not pass over without a firecracker or bomb-aheU passing through its loneli walls. Mr f Gilbert has worn ott more brooms, and upset more palls of watorthaa any other agent in the Northwest, and vet die depot is a disgrace to any oompan y. WJL«BI*OTOS XETOUTS. The public schools closet here Friday with a grand picnic. The tables vere spread for 600 people in all, who were preient and enjoyed the the occasion exceedingly. The day closed with social gathering in one of|thi commodious rooms of the new school building, where the young people made Jmcny to the accompaniment of fine music. The same oorpt of teachers were elected for the coming year, : Mr. Wadbams, Hisses Himmecos, Gorton, Mjnck, and tTooke. Mr. ShorL one of the Eirtctors, presented a prize to the best scholar in each grade. Those receiving prizes were Fred Beyer, Matilda We&t phal Alice Huling, Louis H. Martin, Annette Walters, Nettie Stevens, Walter Belaud. Ernes tine Shrader, Willie Wcstphal Mary Kelleher, AturnSt Wißig, Willie Fisk, and Pemy Myrick. Bethany Church cave a strawberry and ice cream festival, which was well attended, ex ceedingly enjoyable, and a success financially. The Park nine were inglorioaely defeated at idake View last Saturday, and are now playing the Evanston nine with hopes of being more •nooeeafoL Ho noublea visited the Park last-week. Cipt. Kylee House esUituaed a tt*» going to Milwaukee, who, in return for the hospitality, absti acted $95 in greenbacks. fie wae .not at all selfish, for he left a gold watch and some currency for the o*xt itampor. The Sundav'sehooi children were entertained at the Methodist church Wednesday evening; the church was moderately crowded ; the music was good, but not appreciated by the audience. The quotations hy the eb-ldren were applauded bv their parents in a manner that cast the music in the shade. The managers of the entertain ment had pood reasons to expect a larger repre sentation from Evanston City. lie Libent and Literary Club will shortly open a public reading-room, wbeie the daily papers can be read by those who care about im proving their minds when they hays moments of leisure. downeb's osove. At tbs last meeting of the Board of Trustees of the village license was granted u> J. B* Miller to sell beer, ale, and porter only. This place baa been well represented at the Northwestern College of Naperville during the winter, both in numbers and talent In one of the czxrciees of Commencement week the prize was awarded to Mr. Charles Hobart for the beat oration. Mr. and Mrs. A. A* Johnson and Miss Mamie Johnson left last Tuesday for a visit among their friends in the East. They will be gone several weeks. The Rev. Mr. Leavitt, of Port Atkinson, Win., preached to the XTnlversaliete Thursday evening* The Congregational Sabbath-school held their aouual pieoio id Mr. Lyman's grove Thursday. The day was as pleasant as could be wished for, and a Urge number were out bent on having a good time. The grounds afford excellent chances tor croquet and base-ball, and both opportuni ties were well improved. PROSPECT PARK. Hiss Oerty &awin, of Elmhurst, has favored her friends with her bright presence during the week. School has closed and the teachers are luxuri ating in rest, and the scholars in mischief. A laboier working in the gravel-pit met with a serious accident He was struck by a passenger train. He was removed to Chicago. Mr. Hubbard, one of the prominent Deacons iu the church, is traveling in the West. The Western Avenue Church, of Chicago, came out eu masse on a grand picnic Saturday. They expressed their delight at the beautiful groves. There will be a contest in reading at the High School Hall Wednesday evening, June 23, be tween Hisses Broad, Lewis, Hanford, Mills, and Boberts. The graduating exercises occur upon the following evening, when trains will accom modate city friends. The graduates are Misses Adams, Barnard, Broad, Fletcher. Hanford, Morin©, Lowry, Lewis, Wilcox; Messrs* Holden, Wilcox, Hunter, White, aud Granger. PALATINE. A ” pigeon-ehoot ” is to held here July Bby the Audubon Club. The Masons will hold a picnic June 34 (St John's Day; at the picnic grounds in Plum Grove. Everything will be furnished to make the event a pleasant aud happy one. AU are in vited, especially all Masons. Preparations are being made.to celebrate the coming 4lh of July. HIGHLAND PARE. The ladies of Trinity Parish will furnish a lunch for the Masonic picnic, to be held at that place June 24. The proceeds will go to aid in building a chapel. MICHIGAN. KALAMAZOO. A CONTESTED WILL. Special Correspondence of The Chicago Tribune, Kalamazoo, June IS.—The local topic of in* tereat with us now is a will-case that is being tried in the Circuit Court. Some four or five years ago a rich old farmer Pierce living at Climax, in this county, died, leaving the greatest share of bis property, which is val ued at $75,000, to bis second wife and her chil dren. But.the children by hia first wife thought the bid gentleman bad not done the fair thing by them, and consequently they have entered suit to break the will, on the ground that Mr. Pierce was unfit by habits and nature to make a will at the time said will was made, which was but a short time before hie death. They think that the old man was too much under the con- trol of Mra. Pierce, and that she bad more to do with the making of the will than he had. The trial began last week, and will probably not terminate before the last of next week. The Court has held evening sessions this week. . The case occupies the time and atten tion of seven of our most prominent lawyers, who, no doubt, are happy at tbe prospect of a chance to make an honest penny. The court room is well filled daring the sessions by an audience who amuse themselves by listening to the wranehng between tbe counsel, and laugh ing at Che tight places in which the witnesses sometimes find themselves caught by the sharp questioning of the cross-examiner. THE PHIL.HA.BMOMIO SOCIETY of Boston held forth to a large and appreciative audience at Union Hall last evening. The per formances, both vocal and instrumental, of this Club are too well known to need remark. But, no matter how well a concert may be rendered by,any troupe, b&if tbe pleasure is lost by bold ing it in such an old bam of a building as our Union Hall. There is a chance for some enter prising person to make a good investment In this place by erecting an opera-house that would stand a comparison with the fine business blocks we bare. It ma well-known fact that a theatri cal troupe, even though it be composed of first class actors, will never draw a first-class audi ence in Kalamazoo. The reason for this is very plain; for what is a theatrical performance with out aov decent scenery or a respectable stage t And then the thought of sitting on the soft side of a pine settee for nearly three hours I It is no wonder that traveling troupes generally leave here with long faces and empiy pockets. Speak ing of theatres, reminds me- tint Hartel A Laveirs Parlor Opera and Comedy Company, from Chicago, (?) will exhibit at Union HaU, Jane 21 and 22. At least so say numerous hand bills that have been scattered about town. THE “FOURTH.” The Committee in charge of our Fourth of July celebration have invited Emery A* Storrs to fill the position of orator of the day. No answer has yet been received from him, but it is to be hoped that he will accept. THE COMMENCEMENT exercises of the Kalamazoo College took place at the First Baptist Church last Wednesday morn ing. After the exercises, a sumptuous dinner was served in the basement of the church, In which a great many friends of the college toon part. In the evening Dr. Brooks, President of tbe college, held his annual reception, which w&s very largely attended. Wool has commenced to come in; the price varying from 38 to 40 cents. Home-made straw berries are also in market at 18 to 20 cents per quart. Amos. A Work on JLtbrariee« Sew Tori Tribviic, Qen. John Eaton, of thoßureau of Edacatios, is causing to be prepared a library work. Such volumes have never been remunerative in this country when undertaken by private individuals. It is intended to promote the formation of public libraries as a part of the educational system, end will combine a descriptive and statis tical account of existing libraries, and a prac tical treatise on library economy. It will be illustrated by interior and exterior views of the best libraries, ana several “ideal ” plans for li brary buildings. Many prominent librarians will contribute text, including A. K. Spofford, Libra rian of Congress, Justin Winsor, of the Boston Public Library, and William H. Poole, of the Chicago Public Library, who will write “On the Organization and Management of Public Libra nee.” fc, N. Clark and Mr. Webster, of the Bu reau, are editing the volume, which will extend to COO or 700 octavo pages, and will be ready, it is hoped, by the Centennial, as the especial con tribution of the Bureau. Ifo BibJc-ltcadinjr in tfao Hocbester Schools* Tbo Rochester Democrat announces that the Board of Education of that city, by a vote of 12 to 4, have ordered the discontinuance of religions exercises in the schools there. The Democrat says: We are proud of the record which this locality la making upon question* connected with the relations of Church and State. Last fall, the Board of Super visors passed strong resolutions in favor of taxation of Church property, upon the same basis with other property. Shortly afterwards the Democrat and Chronicle took occasion to obtain the opinions of lead, lag clergymen of the city in regard to the propriety of reading the Bible In the public schools, and, to its sur prise, it must be confessed, found them nearly unani mous in favor of a discon tin nance of the practice as unnecessary as an exerche, and anti-democratic as a principle. And now we have the gratifying nows to communicate that the Board of Education last even ing adopted the following resolution: “Jfcsofced, That all religious exercise# of Any nature be prohibited in the public sfihpqja*® THE CHICAGO TKIISVPJJB: SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 187&-SEXTEEN PAGES., EUROPEAN GOSSIP. Count Waldeck, the Centenarian —A .Reminiscence of Kenealy. LactamA the Qreat Prenoli Criminal lawyer—Aji Incensed French ' Actress. , Value of Life in Russia—A Horribly- Original- Suicide—Histrionic . Jealousies. • COUNT WALDECK. THE CENTENARIAN. Count Waldeck died in Paris a few weeks ago, aged IXO years. Arsene Houseaye, in his last letter to the New York Tribune, gives some in teresting gossip about him : A mouth ago I met him again at dinner at the house of a charming and eccentric Irishwoman, known here under the name of the Mareobale Lopez. I bad Count Waldeck in front of me; I sat between his wife and his son. As this young gentleman was about 24 years old, 1 supposed that ic was a step-son. .and scarcely knew on what ground X was stand ing while chatting with his wife, an English lady of great beauty and distinction. At last I took the bull by the boms. “ Madame,” I said, “ you made a heroic sacrifice in devoting yourself to this gallant gentleman, of another century.” “No,” she said, ‘‘he is not of my .century, for wo feted his 100 th birthday nine years ago; but be is of my age, because X love him.” “I never doubted, Madame, your love for H. de Waldeck. I love him too, as one would: love the eighth wonder of the world,” “ I understand you, sir; but I love him as a woman loves her husband. I do not count his years. I have trouble in be lieving that be is 109, and lam only 42.” “ Par don the curiosity of a philosopher whoso study is woman: Permit me to place aa‘ interrogation point before your heart. Did you love him at 83 because he was a gentleman in spirit as well as birth, or did you love him from love ?” “ I loved bun from love- I - was at that time somewhat in demand. If among all my suitors I chose Count Waldeck, it was because I found him the most irresist ible.” Here is something to' console those who are entering M. Flourens 1 “ Third youth." “ And why, Madame, was be the most irresisti ble ?” “ Because he was the youngest. He was not 80 years of age. fie was 20, four times over.” At this moment Count Waldeck rose, took with a firm hand a glass of Champagne, and improvised a pretty stanza in honor of Madame Lopez. After which be emptied bis glass at a breath, without winking. When it was empty he turned it upside down on the band of the ilarechale, and kissed away the last pearly drop. “ That,” he said, “is what we did at the Court of Lotus XVI.” Nothing could have been more gallant and gentlemanlike. I proposed a toast i/i my taro to this living history of a century, to this man who had seen and judged everything. After dinner we bad a long conversation. He spoke of the future as of the past, as if be had only gone half way as yet. fie talked of doing this and doing that * “And still bow much,” he said, “must be left unfinished.” He related unpublished witiicisims of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Ho said be was present when RivaroL after the taking of the Bastile, was summoned by the King, who wanted every one's advice. ‘‘ Sire,'** said llivarol, m? advice is very simple. If yon wish to remain King of France, act the King 1” Louis XVL did not act the King, and instead of mounting bis throne again he mounted the scaf fold. This was the last time that Count Wal deck dined oat. After that memorable evening he never again left his apartment—on a fifth door in the Rna oea Martyrs—until be left It yesterday for eternity. To-day, all the old men are out of patience with him, and are accusing him of having been criminally imprudent. They propose as an epitaph to be engraved on bis tomcetone, “ Hero lies one who died at IXO for having lived too fast.” His wife is in despair—noble woman and brave Heart. But after all, since she married the Eighteenth Cen tury, perhaps she will console herself by marry ing the Twentieth, A REMINISCENCE OF KENEALY. Conway's letter io tbeCincinnati Commercial: Kepealy, in bis late speech at Spoke, applied, 1 chiefly to editors, bat also to those woo did not vote for him, the epithets “bars,” “peony liars,” ‘‘villains,” “miserable .Villains," “dia graceful villains,” “drunken villains,” “ ruf fians,” “ wretches,” “ monkeys,” “mad flogs,” “dishonest rogues and donkeys.” He declared that, editors being mad dogs, “wo must muzzle the'newspaper writers and !&en destroy the newspapers themselves*” Tbts« and the dis covery that the agitation of this vituperative demagogue had actually infected nicety-live collieries, has proved too much for human pa tience, and the miners of Northumberland will to-morrow have the opportunity of reading in the Newcastle Chronicle lor their Sab bath lesson the record of the Kenealy trial, which their best friend—Joseph Cowen, M. P.—baa deemed it necessary for the emergency to exhume from the proceedings of tbe Court of Queen’s Bench. May, 1850.. As the proceedings of bis trial twenty-jive years ago wifi now find their wav to the public, I mar briefly state that he was then convicted by a jury, and sentenced to a month’s imprisonment by Lord Campbell, for singular and brutal assaults upon'his own il legitimate child (6 years old). The child was found wandering in the streets, with a cane in its hand, covered with bruises, and sobbing vio lently. A crowd gatberedabout the child, which was taken care of by the police, and a surgeon having inspected its body fouod that it had been for a long time subject to fearful treatment, and a mark around its neck confirmed tbe child’s story, which was ibis: * “I-was living with Mr. Kenealy. I used to sleep with him. He beat mo with a cane. He beat me for not learning my lessons; all my clothes were off but my shirt. My neck was hurt with a rope that was put around it by Mr. Kenealy. He caught hold of the other end of the rope; he squeezed it; I did not try to get away; ho' hurt me round my neck; he then flogged me; after I was flogged I wont to bed; the next morning 1 dressed myself, and then I lighted tbe fire; the day I was found I went out by myself; Mr. Kenealy told me to go to Highaato by myself; I went on abd lost my self.” The child was examined by Kenealy, who did not deny any of its testimony, and testified that the beatings often were because he told lies (adopting Keuealy’s language); that he taught him to spell, and read, and say his prayers, and gave him fine ,l descriptions ” of heaven, where good boys would go, and bad to hell. In fact, it appeared that Kenealy, having brought his child over with.him from Ireland, had a real interest in it,, and meant to give it a shillelagh sanctity. He pat the rope around its neck to drag it away from hell-fire. It was apparently a part of hla duty as Run* belios. or priest of the sun, of which his son was the fine object. The surgeon testified that u on tbe front of tbe throat tbe skin was removed, apparently by tbe pressure of a cord* Some parts (of the throat) were undergoing suppura tion.” The whole body from shoulders to ankles, and to hands, was bruised by. a cane or . rod. “ Great violence must have boon used.” Kenealy’s counsel after the evidence declined to defend him. He made no defense himself, went to prison for a month, and I have not heard that he has ever expressed any regret concerning his fiery zeal for little Hydo r s salvation. A GREAT CRIMINAL LAWYER. Paris correspondence Boston Journal: L&chaud, the great criminal lawyer, who has been conspicuous recently in several important cases, is one of the most remarkable men in France. He once shared the reputation of chief of the advocates in the Assizes Courts with M. Cbaix d’Eat Angie, who is also a person of brill iant talents, but who appears at the bar no more as advocate. ■ Laohaud is a men of fine and fan tastic humor, of which he continually gives evi dence in his public pleadings, but underneath it are all the pathos and the pun naturally aroused in any noble nature by constant contact with crime and suffering. Ho is a well-known figure on the Paris streets, aud his rotund figure aud fresh, clean-shaven face, set off to singular ad vantage by a black bat carelessly bestowed on the back of his head, are always hailed with hi larity and pleasure by aU classes. Seen for a momenta* he passes swiftly oy, Lachaud produces on the observer the effect of a little mau overloaded with papers ana documents, who is fearful lest he may not arrive somewhere with them at an appointed hour. In court be is astonishing ; his precision, his mighty faculty of combining facts and narrating them so that each one engraves itself In the hearer's memory, and fate conoos in&ecttcms of voice fmd method of gesture aiFbotray the marTOf Rabins. He la not like tfcme of the great criminal advocates of the time, repulaively.cold and heartless. He does not make a mock of death and a jest of shame: there ia-no unotoaDodas about 'bis lips, j Borne of bis sayings are brilliant yet fraught with tears. “ What,” he said one day to seme philosopher planning a millenium, .** as long as people love* there will be people* who will kill I” His tender ness and exquisite pity when -defending a young girl accused of infanticide, and the grandeur of tfas malediction which he heaped upon tier se ducer, once biought all Franco to his feet in tears. He smote the public conscience aud did a great good. There is nothing theatrical in the manner in which be weeps over the criminals; there is something terrible in the way in which he defends aiautderer, grimly using his- talents to give the .wretched creature fair play, aud sometimes working an excitable jury into such a frenzy that it is completely at his power. He is a terrible man for juries. One word will BometimeS'prbduce more effect on them ’ when uttered by him thaq 10,009 falling from the lips of a common man could do. .He goes into the cells of his criminals and studies them there. He looks down into their hearts just as a phy sician would examine their nervous systems. When he comes out of the cell of a man or woman whom he is’to defend bo knows every minutest detail of their history. Many a one confides to him. freely and without tears, what he or she would keep stonily and forever from all the rest of the world. He is, although a crimi nal lawyer, a great and active mor&l force. There are times when in open court ha volun tarily relinquishes a case. On one occasion, while cross-examining a witness, he brought out a response which was absolutely crushing for his client, who was accused of assassination. Lachaud at once sat down. “Thai,” he said, “is the answer I expected/* and he sat down. One day, in an important civil case, be went to bis client in open court, and, handing him his brief, gave up the case. In the Bazaine case ho was the observed of all observers. Ho was com pletely abstracted most of the time when not speaking* Sometimes be would bold his bead in bis hand, staring vacantly as a lunatic for hours together. At others, he wrote vigorously for hours, without appearing to remember that be was in public, yet he was listening intently, La chaud, despite the number of times that he has essayed to save criminals from the scaffold, be lieves in capital punishment, and has many times publicly announced his belief in it. AN INCENSED ACTRESS. Paris correspondence New York Times: A theatre scandal is just now causing some excite ment lo Paris and at Bordeaux. A few days ago we were informed teat Paola Marie, sister of Irma Marie, bad publicly insulted a journalist of Bordeaux, and that tie latter had entered a suis against her, claiming 15,000 francs damages. . It was stated that the .journalist had made some swage attacks upon the artiste, and that she bad avenged herself by carrying a fish upon the stage having upon it, in large letters, “L. Blum,” the name of the journalist in question. When I say that the fish was a mackerel, all who comprehend the meaning given to the word maquereau in French [Maquereau, in French slang, means a mao who lives upon the earnings of a prostitute] will comprehend the depth of the insult Later information completes this story. M. Blum is the theatrical critic of one of the local journals, and iu one of his articles, un objectionable in every respect, he took Mme. Paola Marie to task for not changing her costume in the last two acts of the piece. He said that she - would never think of committing such a piece of negli gence before a Parisian audience, and did not see why she should treat a Bordeaux audience with less, respect, the truth of the matter is that Paola, like many other actresses, thinks that anything is good enough for the provin cials, and hence did rot put herself oat in the least when playing for them. The last act de mands a totally different costume, but she would not charge her dress because St was too much trouble, and not worth while When acting for the Bordelais. The critic's remark was therefore legitimate and just. time. Paola resented it in the way stated above, giving the journalist the gravest insult 1c was possible to put upon him. As he himself says, a man pays for such things with bis blood; a voman can only be made amenable to the laws. But he should not have prosecuted Mme. Padia if her own account bad not been sent to Parii, and published there with approbation by several journals. He there fore sues the actress, Vat does not demand any money from her, being willing to leave the out rage in the bands of tbs law. This morning the Paris journals deoian that the journalist is right, even upon Mm#. Paola’s own showing, and they urge him to demand damages, and in the public mterest to raise the sum of 25.000 francs. Findine herself engaged in a very se rous affair, Mme.Paoa tr.es to excuse herself b f saying that uhe did not know who wrote M. Blum’s uame upon the caul banging on the fish, and did not even knov that there was any name at all: but the spectators say that She not only turned it so that the biters, an iuch long, could be read from ail parte of the house, but pointed to it with the sort of agesture that Irma was ac customed to make u New York, in “ Barbe Bleue,” when pointing to the deer’s horns em broidered upon her dnss. There is no doubt that Mme. Paola will b< punished for this out rage, which will servs as a lesson to other actresses who" may attempt to revenge them selves in (he same way but M. Blum generously ' gives her a means of eicape. He will withdraw his prosecution if she Till write a letter of ex cuses, and read it upontbe stage on any evening previously agreed upoi, and diuy announced. VALUE OF LIFE IN RUSSIA. 8t Petersburg correspondence London Stand ard ■ Last month the military tribunal of Warsaw tried a case which, in England, would have pro duced an immense sematioh, and which is well e worth noticing for tie extraordinary state of feeling which it reveals in society. A staff Cap tain, one Karpoff, was indicted for the willful murder of a rural magistrate named Kozinenko. He had gone to the vilage where the Judge was stationed, placed himself on the road where the Judge’s carriage moat paas, and deliberately shot him without warning, at the risk of killing the Secretary by hie side Instead. The wounded man gob ouL Karpoff fired again, rolled with his victim into a ditch, azri when he saw that life was gone, professed “fair heart lighter,** and went iq give himself up. He was sentenced bo Siberia, but the Qoort wll intercede with tbs Emperor, so that he wilLtnly be confined in a fortress for two ■ years, wihout degradation or loss of any right Now, tbs savage tragedy and absurdly mild punishment are the result of that antagonism between the mlitary men and the civilians which still characterizes Russian life and Russian military views \bont dueling. The original cause of quarrel, <x rather the pretext, was a miserable question of a chair for a lady at a bait The two men had hited each other, and the civilian seems to havebeen in the habit of saying bitter things about war and officers. Ex planations followed the ball scene, and the af fair seemed ended, the Jtdge disclaiming of fense; Karpoff thfin is told tiat Kozinenko goes about with a dog, which is laid to have fright ened him, Karpoff, out of demiading eatisfacUou at the late interview. This report loads to a scene in a public garden, daring which the officer gives the lie direct, and receives a blow on the cheek. Of coarse a duel must follow. It ap pears that Kozineuko never really refused to fight, but that Karpoff, through the fault of one of the seconds, thought be dii. These details . are unimportant. 'The officers sign a rouod • robin exonerating • Karpoff Iron all stain on his honor, and the evidences show him to have been a studious, quiet-living, promisng officer; yet ho believes that his honor required him to mur der Kozinenko, and those in conmand over him evidently thought that he coud not act other wise. Such is the present state of public opinion about dueling in Russia. Among the officers of the guard, at the present moment, there is an association, the members of which have bound themselves not to refuse a challenge, and to my knowledge a very high indeed, ex pressed his approval of this undetukiog to fight, and bis conviction that it tended to prevent dis putes among those who had signed It. HISTRIONIC JEALOUSIES. Gossiping about the stage in Paris, a corre spondent tells a curious story respecting a row play entitled “la Grand Maman," which has just been brought out there. The plsy was ac cepted by the manager of the Cornelia Pracaise two years ago. Meanwhile the author managed to embroil himself in a quarrel with Mile. Crolzetie, the all-powerful sovereign of la Comedie. She desired that he sfaotid rewrite his piece so as to fit the principal pari for her peculiar talents. This M. Cadol refused to do, and behold tbe result I The piece was not pro-, dneed either last autumn or last winter as was promised, but has been poetponedtill now, when the pleasure-seekers ate to be found at the Con cert Mnsard or the cafes chanianiSf It is con sidered a great pity that tbe charms of that singularly fascinating being. Mile. Croizette, should be suffered.to sway eo decidedly; the destinies of dramas and performers in tbe leading theatre not only of fans hot ttu world. MHo. Booaalll, the the [ -' WOMAN. , French stage now poeaeeaes, was driven from the > ranhe of the company of the Franoaise. For the ‘ same reason the admission of Sarah Bernhardt as tocuAnre was so long delayed, while her fat less talented but beantif al and nnscmpulona neal received the coveted advancement lone ago .No critic ever pretends to place the talent of Croizette in comparison with that of Sarah Bern hardt, the only actress who, since the death of Bachel, has ever succeeded ,ia personating Phedre. Croizette is a melodramatic actress of decided ability, and she is likewise a peculiarly fascinating woman. The first qualification made her success m the “ Sphinx,’! tbs second hss en throned her despotic queen of La Oomedio Francaiao. . AN AVARICIOUS MAN IN TROUBLE. A Parisian, more noted for his avarice than for fidelity to hia wife, was driving the other day with an actress to whom he is particularly de moted. when, in order to put on her gloves, she was obliged to take off four rings, worth at least *4,000. As she had no pocket in her dress, she intrusted the nogs to her escort, who pat them carelessly in his pockets. After the performance at the theatre was over he returned home, and entering bis wife’s room, without thinking emptied his pockets, placing their contents on the marble mantel. Tbo glittering jewels immediately caught the conjugal eye, and trouble was imminent, when ' the* gen tleman said: “My dear, business has prospered to-day. These four rings are a present to you.” Distrust vanished, and joy took its place. At daybreak a messenger came from the actress to reclaim the rings. Ha was immediately sent away, and at noon the avaricious victim-ex plained to the actress, and was obliged to pay her *4,000 in bank notes for the jewels. As lor his wife, she now never wearies of eulogizing her husband, and while showing the rings to her friends, exclaims, “They say that be is avar icious ; it is calumny, for look at these,’’ A FEARFUL SUICIDE. A fearful suicide occurred in Paris the other day. Gerard Anthoina called hia little boy, aged 6, to him. and said : “Little one, yon have often wiahed to play with this pistol, ” showing the child an old piatoh “Oh, yea, papa.” “Weil, wo will play with it now,” and, loading the weapon, the father handed it to the boy, “ Now, look,” he said, “I will pet down on my knees before you ; and yon will point at me right be tween the eyes, and pnll the trigger; you’ll see bow funny it is I’’ and bo knelt down, “Aim well, in the bead, between the eyes,” be said again; *• but first embrace mo." The poor child embraced bis father, then pointed the pis tol ss told, and fired. Gerard fell back dead, and the boy, seeing the terrible result, ran out of the room sobbing. TEE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. Preparatory SetaooJ Abnnal Exercises* The prominent position among the education al institutions of the West which the Northwest ern University has assumed, standing second, as it does, to none, unless it be the University of Michigan, renders the Commencement exer cises of the institution of general interest. These were fairly inaugurated Friday even ing by the annual anniversary exercises of the Preparatory School, which took place at the First Methodist Church. The Preparatory School has beau attended by 250 students during the year, sixty of whom have been prepared to, and Will, enter the University next fall. Of these, twenty are young ladles. The administration of Prof. H. F. Fisk, the Principal, has been very successful, and bis system of discipline has been generally com mended by the patrons of the school TBS SXXBCISES of Friday evening were participated in by mem bers of tbe graduating class, who have com pleted successfully the three years’ course of study. The following representatives of tbe class delivered original addresses on the sub jects named: F.. H. Scofield, ScottsviUe, N. Y., “The Press and Modern Civilization”; W. F. Wakeman, Evanston, “ Bismarck”; Hiss Julia Watson. Evanston. **A Classical Author” (Washington Irving); Miss EllaPrlndle, Evans ton, “ Atmospheres”; Isaac E. Adams, WauKeyan, “ Our National Future”; W. H. Wait, Freepoit, “Tbe Nobility of Labor”; Miss Jessie Moore, Clarioda, la., “ Venus and Minerva J. T. Huegrove, Toronto, Ont.. “The Waldenses.” These productions were well written, were delivered smoothly and in good taste, and were creditable to their authors. Excellent music was furnished by Misses Som ers, Dripps, and Bradley, and Messrs. Taylor, Bomorest, Knappeo, and Thornton. TUB OBXTIONS for the prize of $lO3, Instituted by Mr. R. P. Blanchard, of this city, were delivered at tbe Methodist Church last evening, and will bo no- ticed more, at length in to-morrow’s Teibdse. Tbe contestants are Messrs. Hamline, Warring ton. Crist, Hills, and Stout, of the Senior Glass of tbe University, which this year numbers 90, three of whom are ladles. President Fowler will deliver the baccalaureate sermon at the Methodist Church this morning before tbe graduating class. The alumni and other friends of tbe University will begin to put in an appearance to-day, aud there is every rea son to believe that the exercises of the week, besides being of more interest than usual, will be better attended than ever before. TOE SBSTIOBS will celebrate the annual “ Olasa Bay ” Monday, when they will famish an interesting entertain ment at Jennings’ Hall at 10 a. m. Prof. Oliver Many will introduce the class to President Fowler, who will respond, and the nanal poem, history, prophecy, otc., will be given by members of the class, the per formers being Messrs. Bates, Uni and, Vanscoy, Crist, Norris, and White. At 9:30 p. m. the town will be aroused by a torchlight pro cession, after which the class ivy will bo planted at University Hall, with sweetly solemn cere monies. The Board of Trustees will commence the annual meeting at 10 a. m. Tuesday. This will last through the day, and probably through most of Wednesday. The Rev. Br. H. A. Cleveland, of Washington, B. C., will deliver the annual address before the Literary Societies of the University Tuesday evening, at which time the Commencement exercises of the Union College of Law will also take place in Farweli Hall, in this city. The sixth annual banquet and promenade concert of the Sigma Chi Fraternity will take place at Evanston the same evening. WEDNESDAY will be devoted to the University alumni, who will hold their public exercises at 2:30 p. m., when the Rev. W. B. Best, ’7O, W'. E. Clifford, ’59, and H. if. Wicks, *7l, will ho heard from. The alumna of the Evanston College for ladies having been elected honorary members of the Alumni Association, will be represented on the programme by Mrs. Best and Mrs. HilL Attbe close of these exercises, tne Association will bold us annual business meeting. In the evening the members, with their ladies, will enjoy a fine banquet at the Woman’s College. The College of Technology is announced by President Irowler to bold its Commencement ex ercises also Wednesday evening, against the wishes of the graduating class and the Univer sity Faculty, inasmuch as it has become a time honored custom of the University to devote the Wednesday before Commencement solely to the alumni. TZfUBSPAT will be the chief day of the week, for then the graduating class will receive their coveted sheep skins, and ten of their number will deliver, the final addresses. The President’s levee the same evening will close the exercises of the. year. Tbe graduates of 1872 will have a class reunion Thursday afternoon. Joaquin IttUler* Joaquin Miller has proroKed many sharp crit icisms on his poetry, bnt none on hia pnblio conduct under the moat trying of domestic af flictions. ne has persistently refused to say anything. In aelf-dofenae or otherwise, concern ing the attacks made upon him by his former wife and by many Western newspapers. Almost the only pnblic allusion he has ever made to these attacks is in the preface to bis new book, whore be says: “I bare been true to my West. She has been my only lore. I have re membered her great men. I have done my _ work to show to the world her Tsstnesa, her riches, her resources, her valor and her dignity,' her poetry and her grandeur. Yet while X was going on, working ao in sllonos, what ware the things she said of me ? But let that pass, my dear parents. Others will come after ns. Per haps X have blazed ont the trail for great minds in this field, as you did across the deserts and plaina lor great men a quarter of a century ago.” ’ 1 An Old Copy of tbe Bible. A copy of the edition of the Bible printed by Gntenberg at Mayence between IXSO and 1X56. was discovered last autumn in the vestry of the" Church of Klein Bautzen, in Saxonv. It is minted partly on paper, partly on parchment. It wes presented to tbe church in 1677, ana nad lain nearly 200 years among the psalm books and Bibles, being mistaken for a manu script Bible. It has been purchased for about .eis9 by an English collector- The Latest Parisian Styles of Female Hosiery. A Man’s Narrow Escape—The Crea tion of Woman—How to Se cure Pinguilude. Miscellaneous Items of a Feml- nine Nature. ORNAMENTED STOCKINGS. Pari* Ccrrtt'Mndtnct flew Turk Bomi Journal. The Paris shops are full of tbs most fanciful designs in this one detail of fexniuine attire. They are made in cream color, lemon color, orange yellow, straw color, pink, pale blue, pale green, lilac, light brown, dark brown, crimson, scarlet, purple,—in short,. in every shade of every color. But the precise tint is only half the question; the designs worked upon the stockings are by far the most important part of it as regards fashion, and these are of the most varied description. One pair of stockings which excited much admiration from the passers of a certain well-known shop in Paris was in lemon color, and the instep of each foot was coveied with bunches of black entrants, with their twigs and leaves, most delicately embroidered in the colored silks. Another example of ornamenta tion lay close at hand, in the form of a black silk stocking, round the leg of which a garter of pink rosebuds and leaves winding up ward from the ankle was exquisitely embroider ed. This last fashion is very popular just now. Stockings so embroidered are, of coarse, enor mously dear, Pew women can afford to buy many such expensive articles of dress as these garlanded stockings; therefore it becomes a matter of eagir competition among the leaders of fashion to secure as many specimens of.the latest rage as their purses will allow. Tbo mania la instilled, and henceforth the woman of the world takes rank according to her stockings. . Garlands of fiowers do not bold the field alone, it must be observed. In some cases inscriptions and devices are embroidered round the legs of the modern stockings, and rows and patterns are worked in colored silk stars or spots. T~e ground, however, of all this work must, on no account, be white. A NARROW ESCAPE, ifiawmrt B-mnswUtsr* A man and his wife, seeking to break them selves of a habit of fretting and scolding, en tered into an agreement of this nature, the one who first lost temper with the other, or with the children, was to be published by the other as a “scold." The medium through which this humiliating intelligence was to be * com municated to the world was not spe cified in the contract, but the husband un derstood that it was to be through the Bruns tricker. The wife nearly bit the end of her tongue off in the first day’s trial, snapping np the harsh words which tried to escape her lips, fiat both were dismally peaceful until the after noon of the second day, when the husband flew into a passion simply because one of the children polished his stocking-foot with a blacking-broah while he was taking bis usual nap. At the first burst of anger bis wife quickly arose and put on her bonnet. “Where are you going?" he inquired sus piciously. u To publish you," she replied. “Oh, well, go ahead; the boys at the office won't give me much of a blast.” ' “ Bit I'm not going to the piloting office." “ Where, then ?” be asked in surprise. ** To the Sewing Society.” That brought bus to terms, and long and earn estly he begged her not to make his weakness known throughout the length and breadth of the land. Finally, in consideration of a new silk dress, by him to bo delivered, she agreed to let him off. Bat it was a narrow escape. THE CREATION OF WOMAN. Talmud Sandhadrim, A Prince ouce said to Babbi Gamaliel: “ Tour God is a thief; be surprised Adam in his sleep, and stole a rib from him.” - The Eabbfa daughter overheard this speech, and whispered a word or two in her father's ear, asking permission to answer this singular opinion herself. He gave his consent. Tne girl stepped forward, and feigning terror and dismay, threw her arms aloft lu supplica tion, and cried out, “ My liege, my liege, justice —revenge!” “ What has happened ?” asked the Prince. ‘•A, wicked theft has taken place.” she replied. V* A robber has crept secretly into our boose, carried away a silver goblet, and left a golden one in its stead.” “ What an upright thief!” exclaimed the Prince. “ Would that such robberies were of more frequent occurrence!” “ Behold, then, sire, the kind of a thief that the Creator was; he stole a'rib from Adam, and gave him a beautiful wife instead.” WeU_eaid I” avowed the Prince. FOOD FOR LEAN WOMEN. If any one wishes to grow fleshy, a plot of milk taken before retiring at night will corer the scrawniest bones. Although nowadays wo see a great many fleshy females, yet there are many lean and lank ones who sigh for thb fashionable measure of plumpness, and who would be vastly improved in health and appearance could their figure be rounded with good solid flesh. Noth ing is more coveted by thin Wnen than a lull figure, and nothing else will so rouse the ire and provoke the scandal of one of the u clipper builds ” as the consciousness of plumpness in a rival. In cases of fever and summer-complaint, milk is now given with excellent results. The idea that milk is feverish has exploded, and it is now the physician's great reliance in bringing through typhoid patients, or those in too low a state to be nourished by solid food. It is a great mistake to scrimp the milk-pitcher. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. As the young lady remarked about the infant. “ How sweet; but how bold for one so young I” A Texas woman never stands up long in a crowded railroad car. She says “ git,*’ to some man, and be gits, or finds fingers in His hair. A woman marries the first time for love, the second time for a home, and she is in favor of the third if the man is eligible financially. Mile. Plaster, a young French actress, is com ing over next season. We presume all the young fellows will be inclined to court Plaster. “ What a shame that 1 should be starving I” exclaimed a poor corset-maker out of work— “ I that have stayed the stomachs of hundreds.” They met-r-tbat is, she went to the store, And made him tarn his department o’er, TUI be vanished behind his goods, and then She pleasantly said she would call again. A Newark girl hastened the departure of k lingering gemlemau-cafier the other evening hr remarking aa aha looked oat of the window; ‘*l think wo shall hare a beautiful sunrise.” “No,” said Mrs. Podgera, very positively, “if I go into the country Mr. Podgera goes with me. Jthooklyn ain't no safe place to leave a man alone in.” “If you want fan,” remarked old Smilox, lean ing over the gate and working the gravel with his bare toes, “you o tighter see my wife dig tatera when she's tearin* mad.” Here is an extract from a letter written to her lover by a Montgomery (Ala.) giri: “ For your sake, darling, 1 have quit using chewing-gum; would you have quit gum for me ? X would not have quit gum for any other person in the whole world I” Upon the death of her husband the lady mar ried bis brother, and. when a friend saw the por trait of the first husband in the house, he said : “Is this a member of your family ?” “It is my poor brother-in-law,” she said. “ Jennie June,” who has been doing Boston, finds that the “ average Boston woman ” is rath er slender and neutral tinted, wears a gray or brown polonaise, carries a satchel and an um brella, u and does not live in Boston, but in the suburbs.” A gentleman in addressing Lady X, who has just remarried in Paris lor the third time, skid reproachfully, “ You do not come to London any longer?” “Oh yes,” she replied,, in the moat natural manner, “I always pass my wid owhoods there.” This is the wav the young men of Farmington oome bock on the young iadjes who resolved not to countenance the use of tobacco by associating. *Uh those addicted:tothe habit: Beached,that hereafter we will hot associate with or counte nance aoy»fem*l© whowears talse hair or fal*o teeth (under 20 Tears of age), or who uses corsets or painte, and who allows her trail to draggle in the streets. . ,‘*iire the young ladles of the present day. fis for wives ?” asked a lecturer of h.a audience. “ They are fit for husbands,” responded a female voice; “but the trouble is* yon men are not fife for wires !** The applause mts- great, and so was the discomfltaie of Che lecturer. , A Titusville philosopherfs cudgeling hisocoo© of brains ia au attempt to understand why a woman can fall in love with a man who baa a cork leg. Somebody ought to inform him at once that in nme ca-es out of ten a cork leg ia much the roost intelligent and incorruptible cart of man. and there n how and then awo man who comprehends the fact. The Letter of the Law—Nervous old lady— “Ob, policeman! policeman I there's a strange dog that will stick to me. and won't leave me, and 1 can't get rid of him! Couldn't you take him in charge, or something?" Policeman (who doesn't like the job)—“Verry sorry, ma'am, hut we can't interfere with any dog so long as he's a follerin’ o* somebody I" A young lady on Beaumont avenue, lyhohaa previously led a moat uneventful life, yesterday took a short walk, in the course of which she met the most hideous woman wearing the love liest dress, the dearest dock of a fellow with the sweetest mustache, the most horrible mud-pud dle, the nicest weather, and the rudest ipan, that she had ever seen, known, or beard of. When Mrs. Gerkes, of Sixth street, gays she will do this or that, she means what she Bays She told Gei kes the other darthat if he didn't bring her a new dress at noon she would go up town and run him in debt fifty dollars. The dress didn’t come, and she went up-town, tramped around for three hours, and was told by thirty-eight different men that they wouldn't trust Gerkes for a bath brick. Now, when the soft Sunday afternoons come, adolescent couples wander to’some sbauy nook, and, seared on a grassy knoll, gaze with speech less rapture upon the greenness In each other's eyes, and sit, and gaze, and sigh, until the even ing shadows fall, when slowly home returning, she tells her parents, with voice subdued sod reverent bearing, that she has been out to the •quiet abode of the dead, reading the Inscriptions on the tombstones. Theprinseof haberdashers does business in Boston. He employs io bia establishment soapy women, sod his regulation is that, when a female enters his employ, she is informed by the bead of the firm that, whenever she is not serv ing customers, she is at liberty to sit down in a comfortable chair provided for her, and take it easy, and that the approach of one of the pro prietors is not to scare her into an appearance of “ being busy.’* Sbe la also to have four weeks* vacation every summer, and when she is ill her salary is continued without interruption. Charivari has the following: A gentleman dressed in all black presented mmself, one day, at the box office of the Theatre Oomlque. “.Madame," said he to the ticket-agent, with tears in bis eves, u I wish a box in order io place therein the body of my wife at the moment when the * Requiem * of BL Verdi is played.” “Why,” cried the stupefied ticket-agent, “Is your wife, dead!" “Yes, I lost her yesterday, aud I thought (hat a requiem would cost me less here than at the church, and then would permit me to hear the work of M. Verdi." TOBACCO. Ike Government Jlsnufaetory nt France* Paris Correspondence London Times. Every one knows that the monopoly of man ufacturing’ tobacco by the State was suggested to Napoleon 111. by the gorgeous appearance of a lady at one of the Coart bails. Her diamonds, in fact, excited mack admiration and not a little envy. “ Who is she?” asked the Emperor, rod the answer was, “ The wife of p retired tobacco manufacturer.” From that evening free trade m tobacco was doomed in France, nor has aßepub-i lican fora of government cared to do away with a moat profitable source of revenue. At the same time, it most be confessed that the produce of the Begie is, for the most part, “cheap and nasty.** A visit which 1 have just paid to the manufactory on the Qua! cTOraay, one of the fifteen which exist in France, baa confirmed me in this belief, though 1 came away with the tin* preesion that tobacco and no other leal was, whether good or bad, exclusively used. The first thing which strikes a visitor cn entering the establishment is the rank, overpowering smell of nicotine which pervades the -whole place—a smell, moreover, which is utterly indescribable to those who do not know it. in the lower rooms half-naked men, brown with the juice of the plant, were engaged in wetting the leaves and packing them in great stacks for the purpose of fermentation, which goes on for eighteen months. Close by, under a shed in an : open yard, is the. powerful steam engine, of English make, which gives rotary power to all the machines on the premises. A large part of this machine work la devoted to the making of snuff, and this I was shown in all the various stages of its fabrication. Here, I find, it ie composed of various tobaccos, such aa Virginian, Hungarian, and French, to gether with all contraband* tobacco—some of it very suspicious-looking stuff—seized by the Cus tom-House ofiiceis. This mixture is proportion ately divided, and makes a total of 100 parts. The enuiZmakets are, X was informed, the least healthy of all the persons employed in the estab lishment. It may be stated that the number is 2.000, of whom 1,600 are women and girls. Cp*» | stairs are rooms devoted to the sorting of the leaves bv experienced bands, who can tell at once if the tobacco be of foreign or of home growth, though I must confess that to me it looked much the same. In addition to the various suuff-cut ting and pounding machines, a long gallery is filled with implements, also worked by steam, which neatly slice the compressed leaves into the pipe tobaccos known as “Maryland” and “ Caporal,” the latter beingoonriderably coarser, but, it, is said, purer then the former. “Ospo raL” indeed, is the favorite kind with what my guide called “tea vravifumeurs," When salted and dried thoaetobaccoa are, after befog weighed, compressed into paper packets by hydraulic pres sure, fastened, and then reweigbed, any over weight or the opposite being at ohee detected, and the packet condemned on the spot. This is entirely done by women, and the quickness and deftness which they display in “ mating up ’* is really astonishing. Earing the last two years there has been a very great demand for cigarettes —eo great, indeed, that it has occasionally been greater then the supply. Consequently, there are many rooms filled with girls with strips of stamped paper—cut by machines in another room—before them, and each, witb the aid of a gum-bottle and an ingenious little instrument, turns out 1,000 to 1.500 cigarettes a day. The manufacture of a cigar is certainly not e plead ing operation.. The woman takes a handful of coarae-tookiog tobacco, gives it a roll with her hands, rolls a trimmed leaf round it, touches the end with brown paste to make everything secure, and the result is a cigar, which is then made of the required length by an instrument like a miniature turnip-cutter. Some of those cigars cost aa little as two for three-halfpence, and few Government brands are sold at more then 8d apiece. The Begie provides tobacco suited to every taste, therefore a whole department is devoted to the process of twistiagroils into what is nown in England aa pigtail, destined,' for the most part, to be chewed by sailors and the populations of seaport towns, though I was shown a milder kind which is made expressly for and smoked m several departments. Xbe Gov ernment factory is certainly a curious, but not by any means a pleasant sight, and if any parent wishes to cure his son of the “ pernicious habit of smoking "he could certainly not do better then take him to see the establishment on the Quai d’Orsay. Any condoned smoker, however, I would advise not to go, aa he would probably be disgusted without being cored. The Suez Canal' The Eastern Budget learns from Cairo that M. De Lessepn baa again, been in negotiation with the powers respecting the Suez Cana! dues. The revenue of the otnal being now more tnan 30,- 000,000 francs a year, the tariff should, accord ing to tfae role laid down by the International Commission, be lowered. BL De Lesaeps, how ever, argues that a reduction of tbo dues is im possible. as extraordinary expenses will have to be incurred this year for the canal. The em trance at Fort Said is to be deepened and other wise improved, the harbor at Lake Tima ah most be enlarged, and the bend la the can&l at fiemlej moat be removed in order to facilitate the navi gation. These works wtmld alone cose at least 30,000,000 franca. M. De Lesseps has sent his son to Constantinople to continue the negotia tions on this question. Five Generations* Cook St John*residing in Walton, Delaware County, N. Y„ reached his 1324 birthday vu the Ist day of June, HSla uot m good health, and talks about goingtO'Ftula. Iphia next year. Mr. St. John was’ born in Connecticut, retains his faculties remarkably well, and, oa hU last birth day, rvda out with the five generations repre eented-m the carriage as follows: CuokS;. Jutu. 102'ye'ais old; T. S. St. John, sOn bf Cook, 57* Wmiam 8t John, son of T. S, fit. John, 37 \ George St. John, son of William, 29~ Etnjamin St. John, son dGeorget now 7 yeua old. 7