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OTTAWA VllEE Tl.AD.Hlt. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, Jm74.
iu orooi i:. Austin Pohsou's " VliznettP In Illiymo." NKI.MK. Jf I wrro you, when Indies at tin; l:ty, sir, Beckon iiml ikkI ii melodrama throuli, I would not tin ii ulwtructeilly nwiiy, Fir, If I wcro you. t'UANK. If I were you, w lion persons 1 iilltatcd Wuit for lliroo hours to take mil down to Kew, I would, ut lciisl, (irctcnd 1 recollected, If I with you. NKLLIK. If I were you, when ladies are ro l.ivisli, fclr, as to keep Itm every wait, but .two, I would not danco with wliuits Mis McluviMi, If I were you! iuaxk. f I were vou, win) vow you niiinof mifl'or Whit) of the liest the mildest " honey-dew" I would not dance with a snioKe-eoiiHumin runer If 1 were you ! NKI.MK. If I were vou, I would not, fir, 1)0 bitter, Kvcn to write the "Cynical Ucvlew." EKANK. No, I should doubtlew llnd flirtation litter, f I were you! nei.uk. Keallv! Vou would? Why, Frank, you're uitc delightful , . Hot a Othello and as black of hue; Borrow my fan. 1 wowld not look eo J'rl'.lh'J"', if 1 were you! HIIANK. " It is the aiise.' I mean your cliaperoii Is f HiiiiHiiiif BUiiu" well-curled juvenile. Adieu! I shalTi ctiie. I'd hpai c that poor Adonis I. I were you! NKI.MK. (Jo. i.' von will. At once. And by express, sir. Where shall it. be? To China or Peru? Go. I "Mould leave inipiirers my address, sir, if i were you! l'lt.V.NK. o. I will remain. To slav and iL'ht a duel' Seems, on Hie hide, the proper thill'-- to do Ah, you are stroni,'! 1 would not, then, be cruel. If 1 were you ! NKI.MK. due d m One do not like one's feeling to be doubted TIMNK. not like one's friends to liliseulitrue. NKI.MK. yjd that I a ee bit pouted? If f COllf TltANK. I thouid admit that I was ;iVw too. NKLLIK. Asl; me If 1 v to dance. I'd say no more about it, ere you! I Walt .IU, i,t. KITTY'S FORTY. IJV EDVVAItl) KCGJ.KSi'ii.N. It Jocsn't J() nun uiiy good to live iipurt lruni women and childivn. 1 never knew a lioyV school in which there was not a tenden cy to rowdyism. And lumbermen, .sailors, lislieiiiieii, liiid all other men Ihat live oiilv with men, m e liroverbially a half bear sort of people. 1 roii'icnneii Motien down w hen wo men and children come but 1 forget myself, it is the Mory you want. Uurtoii nu i Junes lived in a shanty by Ihem iiclvcs. Joih.s was a mnrried man, bul liml iii it hard to support his wile in a down East village, he had ciniiiiiilctl to Xortlieru 31iiiii('.sota, leaving his wile under her fath er's roof, until lie should lie able to "make a start." lie and Uurtoii had gone into part nership aed had "ore-ciuptcd n town situ" of three bundled aim twenty acres. There were perhaps twenty families scat tered s:i;usc!y over tins town site at the time my story lie-ins nnd ends, lor it ends in the same week iu which it begin. The partners had disagreed, quarreled and divided their interests. The land was all bhurcd between them except one valuable R.riy tu re piece. Each of them claimed that piec e of land, and the quarrel bad grown so lii uli bet .veen them that the neighbors expect, ed them to 'shoot at sight." In fact, it was understood that Uurton was on the forty acre piece. dt-U rminwd to knout Jones it he came, and Jones had sworn to go out there ami shoot Burton, when the i.'ht was postponed bv the unexpected arrival of Joues' w ife rl! child. Jones' r-Ii.i i!y was not finished, and Le wa f.-.r.-i-,! In fdfi-tf.i flitf lnrnri-f.f fiffl.tlf. I.I- old partner, iu'iiis exertion to make wife and : Ik.Lv cou.f-.rubk- for the uL'ht. For the wis-j ter ,-u:i w as surrounded by""oa.ffS." I,. ! stead .d ..lie aun, there were four, an occui rencc- u-, uacosumoa m this latitude, but a which alw ,.y bode a terrible storm. j In his e;;Je.wr to care for wife m I child. Jones was nioliiJied a little, and half rtrret. J t..! tf.-tf I... h..n k.n violent K.nt tJ.s. ot land, iiuthe .va delermint l not" to be ' backed down, and be would certablv have " a?.J in 'J.m ,Le nj!'.v- taiJ shoot Uurton or be shot himself. I . "Jitr, f,0 xh JiT Mr: When he thought ot the clnnce of bein- J,ori- co0ua 1 li'ck ol tivtbinr beiur to d killed by bis old partner, the prospect wa. not pie i-ar.t. He looked wistfully at Kittv, las two y ;irs' old child, and dread, d that she Would be b It fatherless. Nevertheless, he wouldn't be backed down. He would i-hoot or be shot. While the father was busy cutting wood, and the mother was busy otherwise, little Kitty managed to uet the shanty door open. There was no latch as yet, and her prying lit tle linger, easily swung it back. A gust of cold air almost took away her breath, but she t::uglit sight of the brown grass without, and the new world seemed so big that the little led were lam to try and explore it. She pushed out through the door, cauidit her breath again, and started away down a path bordered by sere grass and the dead otalks of the wild sunflower. How often she had longed to escape from restraint and paddle out into the world alone! So out into the world she weut, rejoicing in her liberty, in the blue sky ubove and the rusty prairie beneath. She would find out where the path went to, and what there was at the i ml of the world I What did she care if her nose was blue with cold, and her chub by hand . red as beets. Now and then she paused t turn her head away from a rude blast, a forerunner of the storm; but having gaspf d a moment, she quickly renewed her oi.ic inarcii m search ol the great un known. The mother missed her, and supposed that .Tones, who could uot get enough of the child's society, had takeu the little pet out with him. Jones, poor fellow, Kure that the darling wa, sale within, chopped away until that aw lul storm broke upon hnn, and at last drove him, half smothered by snow and half-frozen with cold, into the house When there was nothing left but retreat he had seized an arm ful ol wood and carried it into the house with him, to ;aake sure of having enough to keep bis wife and Kitty from freezing iu u,c com. ing awfuluess of the night, which now settled down upon the storm beaten and snow-blind cd world. It was the beginning of that horiible storm in which so many people were frozen to death, mid Jone had lied none too soon. U nen once the wood was stacked by the stove, Jones lookrd round for Kitty. lie had not more than inquired for her w hen father and mother each read in the other's face the fact that she was lost iu this wild, dashing storm ol gnow. So fast did the snow fall nml so dark was the night, that Jones could not see to follow the path, which he thought Kilty might have taken, but it wa buried in snow-drifts, and he soon lost himaelf. lf stumbled through the drifts, calling out to Kitty in bis dMicvs, but not knowing w hither he went. After an hour of despair ing, waadcrinj and shouting, he came upon a house, and having rapped on the door, he found himself face t fcc with his n ife. He had returned ! bis own house in his bewilderment, When we remembei "h'i! Jones bad not slept for two nights preceding this one, on account of his mortal quarrel with llurton, and he bad now been beating against an arc tic hurricane, and tramping througu ireacn eroiis billows ol snow for an hour, we cannot wonder that ho fell over bis own threshold in a state of extreme exhaustion. Happy for him that ho did not fall bewil dered on the prairie, as many another poor wayfarer did on that fatal night ! As it was, his wife must needs give tip the vain little searches she had been making in the neighborhood ol the shanty, nno nan now a sick husband, with frozen hands and feet and face, to care ibr. Every minute the thermometer fell lower and lower, and all the heat Iho little cook-stove in Jones' shanty couly give would hardly keep them from freezing. Hurton had staved unon that forty-acre lot all day, wailing for a chance to shoot his old partner .Jones. Jtc had not nearu oi me ar rival of Jones' wife, and so he concluded that his enemy had proved a coward and had left him in possession, or else that he meant to play him somu treacherous trick on his way home So liurton resolved to keep a sharp look out. 15ut ho soon found that impossible, lor the storm was upon him in all its blinding jury, lie tried to follow me pain, blithe could not find it. Had he been less of a frontierman ho must have perished there, within a furlong of his own house. Hut In endeavoring to keep the direction of the path he heard a smothered crv, and then saw sometinng rise up covercu with snow, and fall down again, lie raised his gun to shoot it, when the creature tittered another wailing cry so human, that he put down his gun and went cautiously lorward. It was a child! 1 j did not remember that there was such a child among all the settlers in Newton. But he did not bton to ask questions, lie must, without delay, get himself an.l the child, too, to a place of safety, or both would soon be frozen. So he took the little thing in his arms and started through the drifts. And the child put its little icv lingers on Burton's roUL'h cheek, and muttered "I'apa!" And Burton held her oser, and fought the snow more courageous ly than ever. He found the shanty at last, and rolled the child in a btill'alo-robe while he made a fire. Then when he got the room a little warm, he took the little thing upon his knee, dipped her aching lingers in cold water, and asked her what her name was. 'Kitty," she said. "Kitty," he said; "and what else?" "Kitty," she answwred, uor could he lind out any more. "Whose Kitty arc you?" " V.Mir Kitty," she said. For she had known her father but that one day, and now she be lieved that liurton was he. liurton sat up all ni'dit and stuffed wood into bis impotent little stove to keep the baby from freezing to death. Xever haviutr had to do with children, ho firmly believed that KUty, sleeping snugly under blankets and biill'alo-robes, would freeze if he should let the lire subside in the least. As the storm prevailed with unabated fury the next day, and as he dared neither to take Kitty out uor to leave her alone, he stayed by ner tut day ana stuilcU the stove with wood, and laii'died at her droll babv talk. md fed her on biscuit and fried bacon and coffee. On the morning of the second day the storm had subsided. It was forty degrees cold, but knowing somebody must betinouming Kitty for dead, he wrapped her in skins, aiid with much dilliculty reached the nearest neigh bor's house, suffering only a frost-bite on his nose by the way. "Ihat child," said the woman to whose uouse he nan come, 'is Jones'. I seed em take her outen the wagon day before ves terday." Burton looked at Kitty a moment in per plexity. Then he rolled her up again and started out, "Traveling like mad," the woman said, as she watched him. When he reached Jones', he found Jones J J" '"!f sltIin? m utter wretchedness by '''', erc- ,'7 ww- both sick from grief, avJ nM m,jVC "' tI,c bouse. Kitty Lil P:Ten P 'r buried alive under '-n'mn.. They would find her w "ta i r"? tbou"1 cvae and mtU the snow t0?'" c"- . . T, ... , . , Jn'Le Laroa cimo in with " UlEd, tJ fcu-sda-tkics. iLty looked at L5ra J':h fc"- - -twltn he opened I sLaa u w.-r-iia. Aii J Joiii-s rot vp Jl2J I'.-. k h't .i part Er' bha-1 hhi mid, Btrt'-t. ok f3!'..w!' ,i i h. Ipk-'y And Barton sid. ' Jone, ole klkw, yr.u Uiay have tht f ny-wre j-atcb. Jt c-;a? mightv tiirii iJiSkia'"iae tie laurdcrer of lLut littl" Kitty's fitl.'r "No! vou Ki!! tike it Tovrsflf." cried Jones, "if I have to ?j to !i V iLiike you." And Jones actually deeded hi isjtut ja the forty acre to Burton. Jii.1 Barton traas fer'ed it all to Kilty. I hat is whv this .art f N--a! -ei i f. s.;,c'j (today "Kitty's Forty." J V';fV ' j i ----- - A Nkw r.uiY-WAMU.it The l'all V UGj zi lte Is a firm believer in the story tht n in vention is ready tor parents which a :.; u loiiows: 'You simply insert the begrimed and mo lasses-coated infant in an orifice which ran be made of any required size by turning for 10 minutes u cog wneei witn electric attach ments. 1 he child glides gently down a high- ly polished iii( line plane; its lips are m t at its terminus by an India rubber tube, from which the infant can draw lacteal nourish ment. While in this compartment, which is lined wivh plate-glass mirrors, tne perturbed spirit of the infant is soothed by its frantic efforts to demolish its own image, reflected in the glass with a nickel-plated combined teeth cutter, nail knife, rattle and tack hammer, which are thrust into the baby's hand by an automatic monkey. Fatigued by its destruc tive ellbrts, the infant falls asleep, while the organ attachment plays softly the melody of 'Put me in my little bed.' Then it slips "into the third compartment. Here the baby is w ashed. Another small tube administi rs dose of soothing syrup, and the infant glides i rom mo macnine, ns nans pared, its hair combed, ready for the habiliments rendered necessary by the tall ol our first parents." A few days ago a colored man applied at one of the Uoston Savings Hanks where he had a deposit and whence he w ished to draw- one dollar. Ihc polite clerk Inlormed him that the iron rule of the institution forbid the w ithdrawal of a less sum than three dollars. Our colored brother was in deep studv for a few moments and then said : " Sar, I'll take de free dollars." The three dollars were inrid t' hnn, when he at once added : " Now, sar, 'i you please, I'll poset two dollars in de in- SlltUtion." T he amount u-iw ilnlv received and credited to his account, when w ith his loose Hollar in Ins pocket, he gave the clerk a sly w ink and w alked away whistling "Catch a ......... I - I - - a nea.iei asiecp. A Hippocampus, or sea horse, in the 31an Chester aquarium recently gave birth to a iniiuij uuinixTing about two hundred. They were hatched in a pouch w hich is in the tail of the male parent, the ova being idiced mere by the tem ile as in a nest. It Is sup posed that the young occasionally return to me poucu tor protection. TYIMi II KK HONM.T I'MlKIt 11 Kill HIV. Tyini; her bonnet undir her chin, She tied her raven ringlets In; Hut not alone iu the silken snare iid the eaten her lovely lloatini; hair. For, tybiir her bonnet under her chin, She tied u yotini,' man's heart w ithin. Tbev were htrolliii'' tuirether up the hill, Where the wind comes blowinir merry and chill ; Aim It blew tlie curls in a irouesoiue race All over the happy peach-colored face, Till, Kcoldiu iind Iauirhiui;, she tied them In Under her beuutiful dimpled chin. And it blew a color bright as the bloom Of the pinkest fuchsia's tossing plume, All over the cheeks of the prettiest jjirl That ever imprlsoneda ronipinir curl, For, tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied the young man's heart within. Steeper mid steeper grew the hill; Madder, merrier, chillier still The western wind blew down, mid pluved The wildest tricks with the little maid', As, tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied a young man's heart within. O western wind, do you think It was fa'.r To plav such tricks with her floating hair To gladly, gleefully do your berft To blow 'her ogainst the young man's breast, Where he as gladly folded her in, And kissed her mouth and dimpled chin? Ah! F.llcr.v Vane, you little thought, An hour ago, when you besought This country lass to walk with you, After the sun had dried the dew, What perilous danger you'd be in, As she tied her bonnet under her chin. NEW STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS. THE SPOTTSVLVANIAN DOfi. From the Columbus (tin.) Sun. There are few observant ones who have been long in Columbus who have not noticed Ihc large, intelligent, and splendid dogs be longing to -Messrs. Charles Ileyman, Henry iwcreuntui w. n. mown, liieir nrogenitor has a history. At the battle of Spottsylvania court house, Mahonc's division of confeder ates, in which was Gen. A. Ii. Wright's bri gade of Georgians, was charged bv tremen dous lines of federals. The attacking party was repulsed with terrible loss. In front of the advancing columns was a large dog, who advanced ferociously and barking to our lines. Not a gun was pointed at him. Of all tbc terrible odds advancing, eleven to one, only this dog got over the confederate breast works, and he was captured by some mem bers of the City Light guard of the Second Georgia battalion. He was brought to Colum bus loved ins Southern master better than life. His progeny embrace the smartest dogs in the country. The Yankee-Southern dog died here some months ago at a good old re. A (ilt.VlKFCL HOKSK. 1'roin the Lexington (Ky. Press. A curious incident occurred at .Messrs. Williams A: Cassidy's coal-yard at the Cov ington depot a few days ago. An old black horse had just been driven into the yard hitched to ii watering-cart. The belly-band, an antiquated concern, gave way in" an at tempt to back the cart to its place, and as the water was heavier than the horse, the cart dropped and the shafts rose, the horse going with them, and hanging by his neck, his hind leet two or three leet from the ground. 1 he animal struggled and kicked in terror. His eye-bal Is became distended in the excess id' his fear, and froth stood upon his lips. He was rescued from his dangerous situation af ter much trouble. When he touched the ground, the poor beast stood for a moment apparently bewildered, and then, recovering himsell, he looked round among his rescuers, and, approaching them very quietly, rubbed his nose against the shoulder of one of the number. A VEIIY OIJEDIKNT DOC. From the New Orleans ltepubliean. Late Tuesday nighf, a stranger, just for amusement, gave several bystanders speci mens of his dog's acquirements, at the corner of I'erdido and St. Charles streets. The mast er quietly, without gesture of any kind, told ins uog to want across the street, lind a little wagon and get into it. Doggy obeyed, though reluctantly, as the wagon" was a cart, but he finally complied. He was then told to hunt up a tire plug and mount it. His keen eyes searched a moment, and on the instant poor Tray pleased his owner, lie was then com manded to hunt a lamp-post and put his fore feet on it. This done, he was told to go into itbe Pelican saloon, find a chair and sit in it; '; then to look up the beer barrel and stand on j it ; th n to lie down and act like a poisoned jdog. These orders were given in the most j 0' . iiinion-place tone of voice, and most of the .1.1.-.. .l.t. . . ! uj: ijuie iue oeai couiu not see ins master, yet Le olxyed quite as readily as a willing M-rva:..;. tpparently understanding the Fug-L-b ".fci-uage very" well. A !K'il. I All M'OTTEH" UUd. iihi-j to Cifcciiitiati (iazette.j Aa.vt.2 tLe ttuches of the Fifilh street Kajjway i.u : o:.e who has exhibited most rcKiUltble iy-i :.iy in his a'tentioii to the iUHn:t'.b tit L' - nyy. The phenomenon rtfem-d to it a ri L'-u'i ;z-J dog that has WrjJ .T a Jong t k-pt ab-jut the car-stable. ti!jl lit bfc.'Uje h s',n of iu-pector or ovew-er t ibe J;j- . ry morning he goes out a iu oil J rid iitotg for some ills ta.'jf.e, alj.-ri be jump dowa ft d waits at a rok,ji)g for ili.- fc-jt coach. This he board a it ktid alter a thorough K-raUny of tonduct'T, J;mr. borw. aiad ail the appoint tMU'.i of the eitlt. L: visits v.-lijt Cher, n lik'i VfjLwr. Iu ihi way be pas-.'- iheri- tire day, usually goit g over the whok l r.ii- tiii-1 lost etir :.g a i-reat nuauv car. N iiittiij.i- he stop at one end of the road aud soinetim-i. j at the ftbi-r. He is wt'l atouaiiited w :ii every t'fejtji.tor aud enver in the employ the oiip.inv, and i a t-tteral favorite. A few days since tb' V all dubbed together and contributed a nickle each, for the purpose of buying the agv:iu canine a licence and a collar. lie n Mainly ought to wear the iopu- lar ''brass collar," lor he ab-a J of ail bin tribe so far as heard from. At night L- keeps vigilant watch at the ittabk, Mid seems to have d voted bis whob- -xirt rice to the service of the corporation. He takes hii beef with good relish, as though li- had earned it, and has apparently settled down for life in his position. ASOTMKIl h SO ACI'.I.H l.. (From the Newark (S.J ) .to irn.ii.j Who has not seen a fine d-v b.ped. ravi n- eolored dog invariably standing by the side of James K. .Martin, the veterinary surgeon t On Friday nightla.it, aliout the hour of 11 o'clock, the animal referred to. b-eame alarm ingly uneasy, pitifully supplicating bis mas ter to allow him to go into the hlable vard Twice he was gratified. F.ach time he ran to the front gate. The doctor compel'id him to return to the ofllce, when the dog Ix-cntuc quite unmanageable, specially pleading that the ofllce-door be opened. Obtaining his wish, again he speedily rushed to the front gate and commenced a most mournful howl that this gate might be opened. It win un locked w ith speed, and the noble unimal rush ed out of the gate to Kill Irange street, occu pied by Mr. Pclotihet. The doctor followed his "heir-at-law," as he styles him, when to his astonishment be fouud the premises on tire, and Mr. Pcloubcfs family absent. As the llaim-s were making rapid headway, the doctor aroused the neighbors. Help inme, and after an hour's hard work the fire was ex tinguished. Thirty minutes' later discovery would, no doubt, hac caused a serioiii con flagration, as the t- m tr.cnt was frame, n- were also the adjoining buildings. The duty of this four-footed friend is to guard and protect the doctor's ofllce. A HOUSE W il li A I.OXO MKMiiKV. From the Lowell (Mass. Courier. .Many years ago Mrs. Abram Dodge, of the town d Ipswich, Mass., owned a beautiful horse, which was the pet of the family. He was admired by all who knew his playful ness and good qualifications. In the summer it was Mr. Dodge's habit occasionally to have a frolic with his horse in the barn-yard, then let him go out alone, and he would go to the river, winch was about one-third of a mile distant, where he would bathe, then go to a common and roll on the grass, then with the freedom of air start for his home. His stable was renovated for him while he was gone, and his breakfast put in his crib. If he met his master he would show some coltish tricks, bound for the stable, pull out the wooden pin that fastened the door with his teeth and rush to the manger where he expected to find bis food. One night the horse was stolen I mm the stable. After the expiration of sixteen years Mr. Dodge was at the tavern when a man drove a horse up to the door. Mr. Dodge at once recognized his horse, and ho told the driver his reason for believing it to be his; the man told of whom he had bought the horse, and said that he had owned the horse for several years. Mr. Dodge claimed bis horse, and it was finally agreed that if the horse would, on being taken to his own stable, go through the habit of bathing, rolling on the grassland pull ng the pin from the stable door as above described, that Mr. Dodge should have him. When the horse was let out into hisold yard he reviewed Iho prcmisi s tor a moment, then started tor his old bath tub, then for his green towel on the common, then to the old stable, pulled the wooden pin, won for himself a good meal, and bis old master his favorite horse. The facts are vouchsafed for by reliable old residents of the beaiitilul, picturesque old town, ami show conclusively the long memory of otir noble animal. THK MOST UKMAHK.UlI.E OK TIIKM AI.I-. f From the Uoston Traveller.J It simply amounted to a necessity with us, on account of the wonderful stories our ex changes are telling about the intelligence of animals; and we have engaged a man to come in once a week and tell us a veritable history of some bird or beast, which shall en able us to keep up with our cotcmporarios. Walker is his name. His first story is the following; .Mrs. Wilkins, who lives about four miles from Point Shirley, has a tame catamount. Lntil last week it neverdisplay. ea any extraordinary intelligence, but it seems that last Wednesday, having noticed that once a week the windows were cleaned, what did this catamount do but go out in the back yard and get a 'ladder; then into the kitchen and get a pail, turn on the faucet, fill the pail, go upon the ladder, and wash all the front windows, wiping them with its own fur, a portion of w hich it had stripped oil' for the purpose. Mr. Walker considers this a most wonderful case rd hopes to beat it next week. intelligence, but An Fncounter with (iorilla, BY l-.M I. PU CHAII.I.L-. He was about twenty yards oil' when we first saw him. We at once gathered together; audi was about to take aim and bring him down where ho stood, when Malaoucn stop ped me, saying in a low whisper, "Not lime yet." We stood, therefore, in silence, gun in hand. The gorilla looked at us for a minute or so out of his evil grey eyes, then beat his breast with his gigantic arms and what arms he had! then he gave another how l of defiance, and advanced upon us. I low horrible he looked ! I shall never forget it. Again he stopped, not more than fifteen yards away. Still Malaoueu said "not yet. Good gracious! What is to become of us if our gnus miss fire, or if we only wound tin huge beast? Again the gorilla made an ad vance upon us. Now he was not twelve yards on. i couui see plainly his lerocious face. It was distorted with rage; his huge teeth were ground against each other, so that we could hear the sound; the skin of the fore head was drawn forward and back rapidly, which made his hair move up and down, and gave a truly devilish expression to the hid eous face. Once more he gave out a roar. which seemed to shake the woods like thun der; I could really feel the earth tremble under my feet. The gorilla, looking us in the eyes, and beating" his breast, advanced again. "Don't fire too soon," said Malaoucn: "if vou do not kill mm, he will kill you." ' i him iiuiu ue cainu wiui in eigut yarns Ol us before he stopped. I was breathing fast with cxciUmcnt as I watched the huge, ugly beast. Malaoucn said only "steady," as the gorilla came up. I hen he stopped. Malaoucn said "now!' and before he could utter the roar for which he was opening his mouth, three musket balls were iu his body. He fell dead almost without a struggle. lie was a monstrous beast indeed, though not among the tallest. His height was five feeetsix inches. His arms had a spread of seven feet two inches. His broad, brawny chest measured titty inches round. The big toe of his loot measured live inches and three inches in circumference. His arms seemed like immense bunches of muscle only; and his legs and claw-like feet were so well fitted for grabbing and holding, that I could see how easy it was for the negroes to believe that these animals, when they conceal them selves in trees and watch for prey, can seize and pull up with their feet, amy living thing, oparii, ox, or man, that passes beneath. I lie lace of tins gorilla was intensely black. I b: vast nei, wuicii provedli is great power, oilw.'ii bare, and covered with narcbnienl-like '" ILs body was covered with grey hair. VM-ile the animal approached In its fierce way, w alking on Its hind legs, and facing us a lew animals dare face man, it really seem ed to me to be a horrible likeness of man. ?(( lUt. I iorillu Country. , - -- Nrbritnka Tow at ISrltixh Cattle Shown. Two or three years ago, J E. Jones cmi' grat-d from England to Canada, but found no farm quite to his mind till he reached the Eig Lluc in Nebraska, lie was too late to nbuin government land near Crete, and so bought an improved farm, to which he added various purchases from the Hurlington aud Missouri Hiver Hailroad, so that he now has an estate of 2,400 acres. To give friends at home an idea of his new purchase, Mr. J. last year shipped to Liver pool a cow raised on prairie gras and never fed on any other food. This creature w as ex hibited in various British fairs, where she was much admired, and afterwards brought a round miiii when sold for the benefit of the poor in Wrington the native parish of Mr. Jones. Seeing is believing. Hence every mail brings letters from John Hulls to Mr. Jones, xaying that they also are determined to try their fortunes in the unknown land from which he has sent such an Eschol cluster. Some have their capital at command, so that they can come at once; others must wait to sell out a lease or for it to expire, but will send out bojsor friends to make a beginning. One man asks: "Can farming tl I bought either in Vrtte or in S'em YvrkV' This in quirer w ill see more than one car in the train of freight which follows him to Crete filled w ith agricultural implement, and in Nebras ka may inspect a plow factory which all neigh boring farmers h to turn out a Utter article than is 'brought into the state from any other quaiter. Ui'sidcs, iu the last re port of the chief of the Washington J'.iueau of ( 'oinnieree, It is slated that during 17'- the declared value of the mowers, cultivators, etc., exported from the L'nited Stales was about a million anil a half, (if 1,517,113,) and that of these tools sJ27'l,711 worth were ex ported to Knglaiid. .Mr. J., however, advises his friends to bring with them one article, uaineiy, a chain barrow. Ho bids them not to be faint, hearted if their capital is small, since they can buy railroad aeres for a less sum than their annual rent, or annual outlay lor fertilizers at home, and that on ten years' credit, six per cent, interest, nothing of the principal payable for four years, ami with a deduction ot twenty per cent, as a bounty on prompt tillage if they buy in 1S71. Pkok. J. D. Hl Tl.Klt. The late Hey. Richard Watson would sometimes step out of his way to administer merited reproof, one rsauuath morning, in Wakefield, he had not proceeded far in his discourse, when he observed an individual in a pew just before him rise from his seat and turn round to look at the clock in the front of the gallery, as if the service was a weariness to him. 1 he unseemly act called forth the following rebuke: "A remarkable change," said the speaker, "has taken place among the people of this country in regard to the public service of religion. Our fore, f iihers put theirclocksoii tin-outside of their places of worship, that they might not be- too late in their attendance. We have transferred Ihcni to the in.-ide of the house of God, lest we .should stay to long tn the service. A sad and an ominous change!'' An exchange savs that it is reported in Knglaud that'll French firm have discovered a nu thod of making artificial sugar from ma terials so cheap that it can be sold at a farth ing a pound. Concerning which the Mann- fiidunr iind J'n idi'r says: "W hen we con shier that sawdust is cneap, and rich in lignite, which by chemical treatment with mineral acids may be changed into grape su gar, we should not be at all surprised that the above report turns out to be true, and that sawdust is the material irom w iiicii tins cheap sugar is obtained. Changing old linen rags into sugar is a well known chemical experi ment. Such rags arc almost pure lignite while sawdust also consists of lignite, la w eycr, with some other ingredients, easily removed. From rags to sawdust is but out step." The destruction of Iluflalo on our western plains is almost incredible, and the govern ment should adopt measures to put a stop to their wanton slaughter. Mr John A. Dessig, who has been survey ing out on the plains and among the moun tains, states that his party came upon one spot upon the Hcpuhlicnn l iver where they count ed (1,5110 carcasses id' bu Halo from which the hides only had been stripped, lie says that he came across one party of U' hunters, who stated that they had killed X?,su( bull'alos dur ing the past summer, only the hides of which were utilized. Mr. Lessig" estimates that there are at least 2,000 hunters 'encamped along the Hickaree river, which lies between the two forks ot the Hepublicau. Last week there were l,-li)H barrels of rice, of the product of Louisiana, shipped to Charleston, S. C. Iu ante helium times, this would look like shipping coals to Newcastle. lut the fact is, that the rice culture in this state is rapidly becoming one of our leading agricultural employments, and if she does uot now, Louisiana soon will, surpass all the other states in the quantity of this valuable esculent produced by her. The production of rice, as has been shown in the Parish of Plaquemines, presents the most satisfactory illustrations of the small farm system w hich has yet been given iu this state. AYp f rknn Picayune. A scientific writer has made the discovery tiiat a "tinker's dam" is not profanity, but simply an inclosure made commonly of bread around the hole to be mended, that the melt ed solder may be contained till it cools off around the bread. After being subjected to this process the bread is burned and spoiled, and is a fitting type of utter uselcssness. FORBES k 6EHRING (Suceessoifto Dlmmlck & Itrotbcr,) Prescription Store, AND DEALKt.3 l.V DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, Vtti'nllitN, IlruNHen, TOILET AUTICLES, PERFUMERIES, docket Honk. Pocket Knives, Spectacle!", Artist Goods, ax Mmerimtl, ii uhmch, rnuc (..tuiin, uc, Ottawa. .July 19. lS. Everybody's Favorite! LAMB'S REVOLVING Parlor Spring IJ(m1 Lounge. (ireafvst Invention of the Aye! A Marvel of Simplicity ! 'Itl thetient tlilnir I everpav." was Mie tnv arl-iWc re mark ol' the thousand who aUcniled the Cliicano Intir- Mate Industrial txnoltlon. t he host Is the cheapest ' mvima-mw. Th- hlkht uf thla Loiiiiira Is the Duma when open is when clused. The head dropa to form a pillow when open. No Mattress l required; when own It Is ready forue. It la neatlr upholstered with the best materia.. The frame la solid Black Walnut, most elegant pattern The whole lied ta tlllud with tulral snrttiES. t on aaolld board bottom. . . . . A. !o not tall to rnre one. If yonr Fnrnltnrc reait r nas not yet secured It. purchase direct of C. 1?. HKKWfs'l 11 Major Block. 113 La Salle Street, I Ii rajo. t jrsend for Illustrated Circular and Price List. 'L'HMKHV NTOCK For the Sprinic of 1S74. I haTealanreatork f Apple Trees, three to flv year. old, well srown trees, of the beat "'" larce .iock and rood aeiortment of KverRreena. ' ' feet Inch, line Million O-aifelledcerianu, with m general assortment of Nursery Stock. Wishing to cloa" out my rmiery busi ness I will sell at very low prle-t. Now Is the time to set !n orchard and nrnaJnent your pren.ls.-a for a very little moner. Will prernrcasn m p:i.. rl.ruru uui w ll not be refused, a. my otjecl la to Kami i;ie",.in. i.i2. t lmeii r.i.rwiv. I. OOK. 1IKHKI w.ti. Tiuimu, -. y Iji Salle St.. baa Jut reeeirM a new atock ot t lotha. i assltneres. Veatlnga. Ac . whkh he la aelllna; and maklr up to order cheai-er than alop-shop work can tie hoi win anywhere In Ottawa. 114 baa also on hand a go. d vartety l i;c-(OV-mair in .'i ii iti ii mi, k. nu g general assorimt-ni to it r iirui.iimK iuhmi. m turn ne. is helling at the l'.-t tlure. Mr. Tral'in- has a bleb rvnn tatlon for the excellence ol bis custom cr. Li nieiulsrr tbepUc. . .. . . Wet aide of the Court House S,,uare Ottawa. Illinois. D1MMII.1TI(M tF r.KTNrKMIII. The partnership beretotoie etisttm undrr the firm name ol M. Mirtcl H o. Is this dar dissolved by mutual consent nf the iiiemtieni. Moses Miefel alone Is autborlred to col lect the debts due said partnership at Ottawa, ininols. lirs BiirFii,. Ottawa, Jan. "th.ir:t. AUKA1IAM r'UANK. M STIFTKL will continue the business at the oM stand. aud will be aleaard lo arc ail customers as bWore. JanlT-.iw IIOCK f.T ltOOKM.-The f nest Lcilub, T can atd Aovnraa I'ockrt linots. at osm i H.vrr.v axs. SllsriUancous. QnN&HAPEMN West of the Court House, HAVE A. I.AIIOK MTOOK OF FINE BOOKS FOR EVERYBODY. Popular Authors, in half calf. Popular Authors, in Morocco. Popular Authors, in Antique. Popular Authors, with Illustrations. Juvenile Books, in Sets. Juvenile Books, in Single Volumes. Toy Books, in Oil Colors. Toy Books, in Linen. Juvenile Histories. Works in Natural History. Fairy Stories and Fables. Books of Animals and Birds. Fine Ouarto and Smaller Bibles. Large Print Prayer Books. Photograph Albums. Fine Writing Desks. Fine Work Boxes. Chessmen. Backgammon Boards. Toilet Sets. Card Cases. Pocket Cutlery. Fairchild's Gold Pens. All re cordially Invited to call and examine our stock. OVMAN A. II.U'EMAN, IS L i Snllo Street. WALLPAPER Window Shades: West of the Court House, Have juHt received tliWr FULL STOCK ConMlatliiff ot Stamp Golds, l,1!!! lic. cnil T).i-r.m! tcncil Papers, Tints, Satins, White Blanks, lirown Blanks, Borders of 111 Kinds, Miil-infr Hie MST Oiri.KTI. Slock ever ahow n in ttivvvn- The coods were hrontrlht direct from the manufacturers are new designs and pat erua, ucd will be sold at the LO It i.W J'Hll A.S. Also, a LARGE STOCK OF WINDOW SHADES! Paper Curtains, Curtain Fix tures, Cords, Tassels, &c. tV All In want of goods In this line will do well to ex amine their atock and prices before purchasing elsewhere. Kctuember, liran New Mock at No. IS La Salic Street. UO TO A. FOSTER FOR Slg9QEFS Sewing Machines. .lust received, a larjre stock, tot second hand, nor fixed over, bnl new and lullv warranted, and kept In repair. I do not sell old machines tor new, as others do. all anil rrelefore you buy. Also ail klads or attachments, silk thread, needles, oil. c. At 73 aad 75 Madison Street. Ottawa, Nov. 29. 187:1. A. FOSTEK. KXJLINII A.-O 1 KKKSCH ' l'AT10XAKi plain aud !nlttlated-at U&MA.N AHAPEMAV? Sl A lt 1'A II Mnboiceland. near the dara.atoaly ! per aero. A decided oarjraln. fcUAKItIS ft KELLOGG, Kcaijate Broker ClIIIMMX TAGW, STRING TAGS, AVP O 1.1 M LABELS, at OiJf.t.V d UAfiMAys. juiiii;it HII- Afl IIAMssj A T OS MAS rt UAI'fMAS'S, PAIIl) HGXKN, W1IWT, Heziifur V an Kuebre t uunters. at toman ft Hapeman's. ( tl.llK . Fa! -child's celebrated Gold .". n. I the beat made, lor sa e by Osoiaa ft Uaii-rr.ia. Lt-UtAI 1II.AAKN, UF KKGLLAU FoKMS or printed to orawr, by Of VI AS ft H Al'kX A. Mm HAFEMAH