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THE TRINITY JOURNAL. K. P. LOVEJOY.] LJ. R. FELTER. LOYEJOY & FELTER, Publisher* and Proprietor*. C. W. CRAIG, BUSINESS MANAGER. PUBLISHRl> F.VKRT SATURDAY UOBSISO. AT Weaverville. Trinity County. Cal QITil'K, Court House Building, MKCONlk STOUT. Subscription Rates : 0-4 I Tar, $5 OO; tUx Month*, $3 00; *Thr»* Month*, ft OO. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. Advertising Rates : •a, SfHArt-Brd inttrlion, • 4 00 Both hobttqutnl Inurtton, - ‘A 00 Brofttoionml Card*, I Mr jl«*r, AO 00 ttocUty Jb'Otte**, F«r y*ar, - 1A 00 »«" Special Rate* to quarterly and yearly Advertisers. ADVEKTINKRN' DIRECTORY. RALPH, J. R-, Healer in Clothing, F.tc., Un der Odd Follows’ Hall, Weavervillo. BANK EXCHANGE SALOON, Main Stroot, Woavorville, l 1 '- W. Young, Proprietor. BUTLER A JAYNES, Forwarding and Com mission Merchants, Redding, Cal. BUSCH, 0. C. A Co., Doalers in Oonoral Mer chandise, Redding, Shasta county. BRESLAUKH, D.. Dealor in Dry-goods, etc., ltodding, Shasta county. BABCOCK FIRE APPARATUS, C. IV. Craig, Agent for Trinity county. CHALLENGE SALOON, Main Stroot, Woa vorvillo. C1IAUNCEY, DR. II. M., Physician and Sur geon, Court Street, Wcavcrville. CHICO MARBLE WORKS, John H. Leo, Proprietor, Chico, Cal. COMET LODGE, No. 81, I. 0. O. F., Trinity Center, moots every Saturday evening. CORBUS, A. T., Dealor in General Merchan dise, Indian Creek, Trinity County. CROWN INSHIELD, C. B., Jus. of the Peace, Office, Court Stroot, Weavervillo. KARL. A. R, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public, Douglas City. EXPRESS SALOON, Above Griffin’s Bunk, Main Street, Weavervillo. GERMAN HOSPITAL SOCIETY'fleets first Sunday in March, Juno. Sept, and Dec. GOODWIN, M. A CO., Wholesale Liquor Deal ers, San Francisco. GRADY, DR. J. F., Dentist, Office, two doors above Union llotol, Court Street, GKIFFIN, M. F., Banker, Main Street, Wea verville, California. HANSEN, D., Dealer in Tobacco, Cigars, etc. Main Street, Weavervillo. HOCK ER, II BN RY Dealer in Provisions, etc. Main Stroot, Weavervillo. IRWIN, JOHN G., Attorney nnd Counselor At Law, Weavervillo, California. JOHNSON A HEARN, Forwarding and Com mission Merchants, Redding. KARSKY A ABRAHMS, Dealers iu Clothing and Dry Goods, Weavervillo. KUPER, KARSKY A CO., Doalers in General Morchandi.se, Junction City. LANG, M., Doaler in Groceries, Liquors, etc., Main Street, Weuvorville. LOVKJOY, E. P., County Jiulgo, Office Court House Building, Woavorville. MARIE, LOUIS, Photographer, Corner Court and Taylor stroots, Weavervillo. MARSHALL A MASON, Dealers in Gonoral Merchandise, Douglas City. MARTIN, JOHN, lloaler in Flour and Grain, Main Stroet, Woavorville. M< CAUSLAND, E. T., Repairor of Wutohes and Clocks, Wuaverville. MONTAGUE, Dll. J. C.. County Physician, Olllce, Court Street, Weavervillo. MOUNTAIN MARKET, Head of Main struct Weavervillo, Watson A Brown. NEW YORK HOTEL, Main Street, Weavor villo, Morris A Brady, Proprietors. NORTH FORK BREWERY', North Fork, Cal. Moekcl Bros., Proprietors. NORTH STAR LODGE, No. «1„ I. O. 0. F., meets every Thursday evening. PIKENIX A HOME Fire insurance Compa nies, M. F. Griffin, Agent, Woavorville. PINCUS, I., Doaler in Dry Goods and Cloth ing, Main Street, Weavervillo. ECU ALL, LOUIS, Root and Shoo Store, Main Street, Woavorville. STELLA ENCAMPMENT. No. 12, I. 0.0. ¥., meets First and Third Tuesdays. TAMMANY' SALOON, Main Street, Weaver villo, Alex. N. Love, Proprietor. TRKMONT HOTEL, Rod Bluff, California, VV'm. 1*. Maybow, I’ropriotor. TRINITY CHAPTER, No. 1»,R. A.M., meets Second and Fourth Tuesdays. TRINITY LODGE, No. 27, F. A A. M.. meets on last Saturday of each month. UNION HOTEL, Court Street, Wcavcrville, Vollmers A Paulsen, Proprietors. UNION SHAVING SALOON, Main Street, Weaverville, C. Hartman, Proprietor. U. S. MAIL and EXPRESS LINE, Shasta to Weaverville, G. I. Taggart, Proprietor. WEAVERVILLE DRUG and BOOK STORE, J. Barniekel, Proprietor. WILLIAMS, C. K., Attorney at Law, Office, Main Street, W eaverville. I.ISKNOF TRAVEL AMD EXPREMt. taiien (Tty, Jnnrtleu (Tty mill Wen vervllle Exprimsaail Paeneager Line J. 1L DRIVER, Proprietor, Leaves Weaver Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning returns on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hay Pork anil Weaverville Pnw*. enirer and Express Line, J. S. HOYT, I’ropriotor. Weakly. Learea Hay Fork on Monday morning of each week ; leaves Wea ver Tuesday morning of oach week. T. H. Mall and Express I.lue, from Weaverville to Areata, JOHN CLIF FORD, Proprietor. Leaves Woaver every Thursday morning. Loaves Areata, every Monday morning. ©Icckli) Criiutji lourmil PROFESSIONAL CARDS. E. P. LOVEJOY, COtSIT J IT » « E , —AMD— U. S. DISTRICT COURT COMMISSIONER. OFFICE, Court Honor Rull'llng. IVeavervillc. Will practice in the District Court, Ninth Judicial District, in Trinity County. janl. C. E. WILLIAMS, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. OFFICE, Main Street, WeavsrTillc, (Opposite Tammany Saloon. jnnl-tf. JOHN 0. IRWIN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of tbo Oth J u dicial District 2 r >tf Weaverville, Juno 21st, 1872. A. R. EARL, >1'STICK OK THE PEACE -ANI) — NOTARY PUBLIC. OFFICE, At Mnrxhall A Hawn's Store, Douglas City. Deods drawn. Acknowl edgments taken, etc. All business faithfully attended to. apltf. C. B. CROWNINSHIELD, 1 ENTICE OF THE PEACE, WE A VERVILLE TO W NSHIP. Ins. II. Smith. - • • • • Countable. orriCE, AiUoliilug Uuloai Hotel, Court Street, Wcavorville. janl. J. C. MONTAGUE, M. D., COUNTY PHYNICIAN, —AND— PHYSICIAN TO TIIE TRINITY COUNTY GERMAN HOSPITAL SOCIETY. OFFICE, At Ills Residence, corner Court and Center Streets, Weaverville. 1. DR. J. F. GRADY, ■tra»a OENTINT, gg&n A tlrnilunte of PHILADELPHIA DENTAL COLLEGE. OIT'ICE. Above I'nion Hotel. Court Stroot, Weavervillo. jai l-tf. REAL ESTATE AGENCY. IAHTIEK OENIKINU TO INVENT IN FARMING or GRAZING LAND or CITY PROPERTY, Can be suited by applying to E. P. LOVEJOY, Real Estate Agent. npl8-tf. \V ea vervillo. CHICO MARBLE WORKS. JOHN II. I.EE, • • Proprietor, CHICO, BUTTE COUNTY, CAL. Monuments, Tablets, Tombs, Hcad-Stonos, etc., furnished upon short notice, and at prices within tho roach of all. All work warranted to givu satisfaction or no sale. JOHN 11. LEE. Chico. June 1, 1872. tf. TRINITY COUNTY. OFFICIAL »I RECTORY: Judge Oth Judicial Dist, A. M. RosBoaoi mi. County Judge Euwarh P. Lovkjoy. Sheriff Euis Flowers. Clerk - Jas. G. Trotter. District Attorney Kighabd Clieiorii. Troasurer E. T. McCaUSLamd. Assessor Jacob Paulbkx. Supt. Pub. Schools WM. B. Lovett. Coroner and Pub. Ad W. H. Bacuki.ukk. Surveyor * Wu. S. Lowpex. (District No. 1 J ah. E. Carr. Supervisors. “ “ 2 JohxShkuipex (. “ “ 3 Wm Guthrie COURT TERMNs DWtriet Court -Second Monday in April, August and December. Comity Court—First Monday In Janu ary, March, May, July, Soptember and No vember. Frobat* Coart—iSame as County Court) Ronril of Nupcrvlwrs —First Monday February, May, August and November. S fiwily flffaspapfr, Intifpentirat in IfoliHts, anti ftfiiotfii in ijie |biian«ntent ol fjunte interests. WEAVERVILLE. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY. JULY 12, 1873. HOTELS. NEW YORK HOTEL, [*I» STREET, WEAVERVILLE. MORRIS & RULE, Proprietor*. This FIRE-PROOF HOTEL offers superior inducement* to both traveling and resident public, in the way of excellent BOARD A91 It LOIMUXfi. The rooms are all on the second floor, and are kept in the best of order. The TABLE i* at nil times suppliod with THE BEST that the market affords, and it shall in the future as in the past be our aim to keep a first-class hotel. A share of public patronage is respect fully solicited: janl. MORRIS A RULE. UNION HOTEL, —AND— STAGE HOUSE. Olf R T NTREET, WEAVERVILLE. VOLLMERS & PAULSEN, Proprietor*. We are glad to announco to our old friends and patrons, and the public generally, thnt we are prepared to entertain thorn with BOARD AND LODGING, BY TBK DAY OB WKKK. We have comfortable Double Rooms for families ; also a largo number of rooms and beds for the accommodation of other guests. The TABLE will always bo furnished with the BEST THAT CAN BE 11 AD, and no pains will be spared for the accommodation of those who favor us with their patronage, janl. VOLLMERS A PAULSEN. TREMONT HOTEL, AIN STREET, RED BLUFF. WILLIAM P. MAYHEW, Proprietor. The Proprietor would most respectfully an nounce to his many old friends and also the traveling public that ho has leased this woll known brick hotel, and will at all times be found ready to wait upon nil thoso who luuy favor him with the light of their countenances. The TABLE will be supplied with the host the market affords. The ROOMS aro large, well ventilated and furnished with new Spring Bed* throughout. janl. WILLIAM P. MAYHEW. SOCIETY NOTICES. Trinity i.o4 r t, AV. »T, P. * J. .11., Hold their regular communications at Ma sonic Hall, Weaverville, on the last Saturday of each month. Hour of meeting, 7 o'clock, r. m. W. J. T1NNIN, W. M. M. F. GRIFFIN Secretary. janl. Trinity Chapltr, .Vo. 19, M. .1. .«., Meets on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Hall, Weaver villa, at 7 o’clock, r. m. W. J. TINNIN, II. P. M. F. GRIFFIN, Secretary. janl. •WrlA SI nr todyt, AV. 01, I. O. O. P. Holds its regular meetings at Gun Kkli.ows' Hall, Weaverville, every Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock. Members of tho Order from ubroad aro cordially Invited to attend. J. KACZINSKY, N. G. W. H. BACllELDER, It. S. janl. SItlln Knenmpmtni, J\’ V*. 11, /. 0. O. f. Meets on tbo evenings of tho First and Third Tuesdays of each month, at Odd Kkli.ows’ Hall, Woaverville, at 8 o'clock. Patriarchs from abroad are invited to visit us. J. BENNETT, C. P. W. H. BACHELDER, Scribe. janl i'omti l.otift, AV>. H, /. O. «. P., Holds its regular meetings, at Odd Fkllows’ Hall, Trinity Center, on Saturday ovening of each weok. P. T. NOLES, N. II, S. HUiHSELL, R. S. janl. Trinity lounly iJtrmmn Hotpiinl So cief.v, holds it* Regular Quarterly Meetings at tho Hoscital BtliLDINU, Woaverville, on the first Sunday of March, June, September and Deooinbe* CHAS HARTMAN, janl Secretary. —— SHASTA AND WEAVERVILLE U. S. MAIL AND EXPRESS LINE. 41. I. TAGGART, Proprietor. THE STAGES OF THE of tho above Line, carrying tho IT. S. Mail and Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express, will until furthor notiee leave Shasta every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY At 7 o'clock, A. II., And returning, will loave Weavorville, every TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY At 7 o’clock, a. u. Office in Shasta—at tho Empire Hotel, JOHN CRADDOCK, Agent. Office in Weaverville—Union Hotel. P. PAULSEN, Agent. MOUNTAIN MEAT MARKET. HEAD OF MAIN STREET. Weaverville. fll II E ITNDEKNIGNED, PROPRI JL etors of the Mountain Market, aro pre pared to furnish tho people of Weaverville and vicinity with as GOOD MEATS a* can be procured in Northern California.— We solicit a continuance of.the patronage heretofore awarded to us, ana will endeavor to give satisfaction to all. All Bill* are Payable upon tbe lint Day of earls Montis, janl WATS4IN A BROWN. Wfdthj Irimtg foutnal OUR AGENTS: THOM. BOYCE, Room No. SO, Now Merchant*’ Exchange Building, San Fran cisco, is our only authorised agent in that city. GEO. P. ROWELI, A CO., 40 Park Ken, are our only authorised Agent* in New York City. MATE HOLY, Jl’I.Y 10. IMS. IN MEMORIAL. LINES TO THE MKMOIY OF 08('AR t.. SHAFTER, WHO DIED IN KI.ORKNCK, ITALY, ANI> WAS BCKIED IN 0 A ELAND, CALIFORNIA, “ YYhero the west wind blows through the evergreen trees. And the fogs go sailing by, ’Mid the lupine blooms and humming boee, Tis there 1 lain would lie. “ These Italian skies are very fair. Around are mosaics and sculptures rare, And ruins of temples old ; And here, whore the Arno’s waters flow, The gems of Kaplicl Angelo These princely galleries hold. “ But I’d rather sloep on the western shore, Where the broad Pacific's wave In solemn music would grandly roar A requiem o’er my grave.” Then boar him gently across the main, And away toward tho setting sun, Though we never shall hear that voice again. And his earthly task is done. The eye is quenched that in sympathy glowed For the wrongs of tho struggling one, And still the hand that so freely bostowod The aid he donied to nono. But well he’ll sleep on the western shore. Whore the broad Pacific’s wave In solemn music shall grandly roar A requiem o’er his grave. —At. r. Kerning /W. AIN’T THIN NTEWART'N CROWN ING. Formerly we could never tell why so many good things were related of steam boat captains and clerks. We understand it in our elder days, and can readily see how contact with all sorts of people nat urally brought awkward positions to those frequently brought in contact with all manner of characters. Gradually the good things are now fulling to conductors, railway travel having almost brought steamers to the banks. Some days since just before the train ran out from tho car shed in Macon, I wns disturbed while rending tho morning pnpor by tho en trance of an old lady, who wns slightly deaf, wondrously fussy, and fenrfully made; in fact., very fearfully made for an old Indy. Chignon, pnnnior, flounce*, and all those indescribable things which the younger of FrsIhou's devotees so pa tiently bear, were bung around her in profusion rare. After tho train moved out the conductor nppenred nt the door, and “ Tickets” came reverberating down the aisle. 1 took advantage of the occa sion to find out for wlint point Mrs. Joiner was bound, and saw tho ticket she bunded tho conductor was from Macon to Amor ous, lint she requested the conductor to let her know when tho train arrived at Stcwnrt’s crossing, which is about four miles nbovo Americus, This ho of course rendily agreed to do. I engaged tho old lady in conversation, and found that she lmd been married to Mr. Joiner about two months ; that she was his third wil'o and he her second hus band. Furthermore, 1 found that lie lmd some relatives in one of tho lower counties, and that a visit to them wns the object of her journey. Sho soemed anx ious to make as good an impression ns possible, ns she told mo in the innocence of her heart, hecauso they woro not as well pleased ns they should have been nt his third marringc, especially ns he had married rather an old lady. Wo chutled pleasantly until wo reached Jackson— about tho third station from Macon, I think, when I left the old Indy to her meditation. Tho next station wns Pow ersville, and when the train reached that point, she called the conductor to horand asked if that wns Stewart's Crossing. lie replied that it was no trouble, as lie would tell her when they reached Stewart’s Crossing. In fact, that as it wns not a regular station, ho would come to her be fore they got thejc and let bor got ready in time. I could see, however, that she was nervous, restless and excited. The train stopiied at Fort Volley, when she grabbed her reticule, and calling the con ductor, wnnted to know if that was Stew art's Crossing. His reply was very briof but to the point: “ It is not, madam.” Off went the train again, and ns tho whistle sounded for Murshalvillo, the old Indy iiguin grasped the precious reticule and called tha conductor. “Mr. Conductor, is this Stewart’* Cross ing T” “No, madam, I will tell you when wo get there,” was tho amused conductor’s reply. Away we sped, and Mar-halvilln van ished, only to bring us, somewhat behind time, however, to Montezuma. The ret icule was grabbed and again the conduc tor was called. In he carno. “ I* this Stewart’s Crossing, Mr. Con ductor T” “ It is not, if you please, madam. I will cortainly let you know when wo get there; so you need not ask mo,” said tho irritated conductor. Oglethorpe was passed without annoy ance, but when Andersonville was sound ed the old lady was at the highest pitch of excitement, and as the conductor was assisting a lady with three babies through the car she gras|>ed his sleeve with one nervous hand and her reticule with tho other, Asking with all tho caruestness of her excitable nature: “ Mr. Conductor, ain't this Stewart’s Crossing T” The usually good natured public func tionary was vexed, you could sec it all over his smooth-shaved face. “No, ma'am, this is not Stewart's Crossing. I have told you I would lot you know whon we got there, so be quiet and give yourself no uneasiness.” The old lady was twitching all ovor with excitement as we steamed away and lqft Andcrsouville vanishing behind. The conductor came and took a seat by me, and while discussing the comparative merit of broad-gauge and narrow-gauge railroads, forgot everything else. At length he looked out of the window, and immediately grabbing the bell-line, ex claimed : “ Bless my life, we’vo passed Stewart’s at least a mile.” Stopping the train, however, ho had the motion reversed, and Wo ran over a mile back to Stewart’s Crossing, whon ho went to the old lady : “ Stewart's Crossing, ma'am.” “Are wo there T” slio asked. “ Yes, ma’am; hurry up nnd get off ns soon as possible: we are behind time, and had to run back nearly two miles for you.” The old lady scemod wondrously calm ed, and said with the greatest simplicity : “ I don’t want to get off here; I want to go to Americus." “ Don't want to get off hero t" thun dered the conductor. “What in thunder did you want to stop here for T” “ I didn’t want you to stop here,” she roplied meekly. “ What did you want to know whon we got here for thon T” “ Because,” smilingly said the old girl, “inyold man told mo whon I got to Stewart’s Crossing that it would he time to put in my teeth." 1 If you never heard a roar you ought to havo been on that train. Amid the hiss tho bell cord had the most violent pulling that it had experienced in some time. Tho old lady reached Amoricus nnd was met by some of her kin, who took hor off ! the conductor’s hands. He pondered over it well, however, nnd I overheard him tell tho conductor of tho up train when they met thnt he never could treat a toothless woman with that veneration which she deserved ngain, especially if she had a reticule, nnd wanted to know when he passed a way station.—Savan nah Neu<s. Tim Sailor and his Wikk.—The British bnrk Monarch was lately wrockod off Cumberland Island, near the const of Georgia, nnd nine livos were lost. The vessel was driven on tho shoals and was rapidly going to pieces in n storm. There were throe small boats, which wore low ered, nnd into one of them tho captain handed his wife, who had voyaged with him in shine nnd storm for thirty years. He then stepped into tho boat himself and before it was loosed from its fasten ing to tho ship, it was capsized nnd en gulfed in the overriding waves. When tho bont reappeared the captain wns still clinging to its sido, but no one olso was thero. He looked around ovor tho deso lnto wntors, but saw not tho form ho sought, nnd all the thirty years' compan ionship came up before him like a beau tiful island in tho son. Tho waves lashed around the island, and then it too disnp jieared like a mist. Thero was nothing but wreck nnd min nnd the hungry sea around him. Those on the vessel observ ed tho captain's situation, and throw him u rope with a running nooso. It was a moment in his grasp, but ho cast it away, saying: “My wife is gone, and 1 will go with hor.” Hu loosened his hold on tho bont, and amid tho rnging sen ho chose a watery grave with his faithful wife, who had so long sailed with him and cheered him in life’s ocean. And Capt. Thomas and his sailor wife were of tho nine drowned by the wreck of tho Monarch oft'Cumberland Island. A Boor on HiuTravklh.—Afuwdnys ago, as Fobs was returning from thcGoy sors with a load of passengers, a young lady from tlm Fast expressed a desire to ride on the box with him, so that she might have it to say, when she returned homo, that she hud done so. On the box was seated a being of the masculine gen der, whom Foss very politely requested to oxchungo seats with the young lady, but ho flatly refused. Ho would not budge. Hu hnd got the seat, he said, nnd he was going to keep it. Ho would not even gratify the young lady by allowing her to ride half a mile. Foss naturally became a little “ riled” at the man’s mu lishness, which gave rise to the following brief characteristic dialogue : Foss—“Mister, did you ever have a mother T” Passenger—“Yes." Foss—“And u young sister T” Passenger—“I had. Why?" Foss—“Nuthin' particular, only I think the third is a hog—g'lang!” If Foss was said to bo sometimes rude of speech, ho wns justified in this instance —so thought all his passengurs except one.” A olkkoyman was once endeavoring to get a subscription in aid of some char itable institution out of a close-fisted par ishioner, who attempted to exeuse himself on the ground that ho already owed a great deal of monoy. “ But,” said tho minister, “you owe God a largor debt than you do ariyono else.” “ That is so, parson ; but then he ain’t pushing mu like the balance of my creditors.” LACK. If those good people who, Inveighing against the extravagance of tho rich, waste their anathomas on the lace that rich women wear, into action, we wondor whether they would think themselves or the rich wearers of lace tho best friends of tho poor. When those people see beauty floating by in her gossamers, they grudge her the satisfaction of tho airy webs that wrap her loveliness—but at tho same timo they grudge the weaver her hodden gray, for thoy fail to observe that it is because the first wears these priceless robes that the last has any robes at all to wear. Cer tainly it is not the fault of tho first that the world is so adjusted that worms must spin before butterflies may sport, but it is her virtue that, instead of hoarding her gold with miser's love, she spends it free ly, and by tho disbursement sends it among those households whose stay is bet ween them and tho wolf. There aro to-day many thousands of laco-makers who, if this one article of luxury were reformod out of existence, would have no refuge from starvation and sin. It is possible, of course, that bettor employment might bo found for them, but at present there is no such thing, nnd should it ever come, wo may be sure that trade will equalize itself, and laco-makers torsnko their bobbins for im plements that are better paying, and lace will cease to exist unless it renders an equivalent for its production. In past times when, by royal or political decree, certain kinds of lace weru abolished from polito usage, throngs of workers, men and women, were thrown on the mercy of the world, and died of that mercy in l'umiuo nnd plaguo. Certainly it is undesirable any such sudden transition, oven though it led in the end to a better livelihood, should occur in our own day; for gradual growth, we know, is always tho best growth. For oursolvos, wo fail to see how the employment of lace-making un dor its common nnd favornhlo auspices is more stunting to spiritual growth than cotton-spinning or dross-making, or any other calling of the sort, which Is not, however, tho subject of so much animad version. Working in lnoo indeed, can hardly be anything but an elevating occupation whon compared with tho usual occupa tions of handicraft, for it enforces a con stant familiarity with beautiful shapes, a constant observation of nature, constant interpretation of nnturo through art; nnd if the dyer’s hand is subdued to what it works in, tho luce-maker’s soul ought to he ns tine nnd delicate a thing as her lnco is.— Harper'* Ilaiaar. H a I.I.W'I nations. —It is not generally known thnt it is possible to cultivate the state of mind called hallucination. One of the most remnrkublo instances wns that of tho wonderful poet-painter, Nir William Blnku. Tho account of his method of portrait painting, which ho gave, was ns follows : “ When a model was presented, I look ed at it attentively for half an hour, sketching occasionally on tho canvass.— ! had no need of n longer sitting. J put aside tho drawing, and passed to that of another person. When 1 wished to con tinue tho first portrait, I took tho subject of it into my mind ; 1 put him in the chair, where I perceived him ns distinct ly ns if he had been there in reality, I may ovon add, with form nnd color moro defined than in the originul. I contem plate from timo to time the imaginary figuro. 1 suspend my work to examine tho pose ; every time I cast my eye on tho chair 1 saw the man. In one year, ho stated, that ho had thus painted three hundred portraits, great and small. But tho sud sequence of this overstraining of tho imagination whs, thnt he lost by degroes his power to dis tinguish between his real and imaginary sitters. His mind became disordered, nnd ho passed thirty years in u lunatic asylum. The celebrated actor, Talmu, used by nn effort of his will, to make his largo and brilliant audionce disappear, nnd til 1 their places with skeletons ; and tho thought that he was playing to this ghast ly crew, is rackuned to huvo imparted a strange and weird power to his (mrsona tions. Sir Thomas Browno, Jerome Curdnn, and (hcethe are said to have possessed in different degrees this remarkable faculty, a gilt scarcely to bo desired one would think.— To-Day. Bxwakr. — Inquisitive people some times meet with little udventures that make them weak. A fellow who was paying attention to n girl in Andover, Massachusetts, stole [up to tho kitchen whore she was at work the other morning, thinking to see what kind of a house keeper she was. Ho got interested as he stood behind u door unobserved, watch ing the fuir one at her toil, and in the ar dency of his observation ho obtruded his nose into a crack of tho door. She inno cently shut the door u little, .and there was a mashed bugle, Hu now wears it in a sling. Candidates for government offices in England are oxamined upon various lit orary and scientific topics. Not long since, one of them, by a slip of his pen, wrote “ Vennice,” in ono of bis papors, “ Do you know, sir, that there is but one ‘hen’in Venice T” gskod the indignant examiner. “Then eggs must bo very scarce there,’’ was the rsply NUMBER *28. nOlKKX PATENT. It was Moyer’s turn for invention that caused tile disaster. Moyer designed a new kind of “ patent inflated gossamer bustle” for ladies. It was a thin bag of India rubber, which was to bo inflated with gas to give it the proper dimensions nnd sufficient lightness. “When tho mod el was complete Mrs. Moyer determined to try it. Hhe went into tho yard and tied the machine under her dress, whilo Moyer turned on the kitchen gns to till the bag. It worked well enough for n few moments, when all at once Mrs. Mo yer began to ascend with frightful rapidi ty. She had barely time to scream down to Moyer to put the children to bed early, and tell Mary Jane to set the bread, and tho next instant she was two miles beyond the snow line. It was embarassing for Mrs. Moyer—very embarassing—espec ially as she could not reach around to.tho bustle to turn off tho gas in order to corno down. So sho floated about up thoro among thunder storm, and clouds and crows, and aurom borealises for several hours, enjoying the scenery and studying the air currents, and wishing sho had brought her muff nnd a book to read.— Thon sho commenced to descend gradu ally, until she came within a couple of hundred feet of the earth. She screamed some then ns she floated along, and sev eral enthusiastic students of natural his tory tried to bring her down with shot guns, under the impression that sho was some new variety of ostrich or flemingo. But a sudden gust of wind struck Mrs. Moyer and blew her against the spiro of the Presbyterian church steeple with such force that the inflated gossamer bustle ex ploded violently, impressing the sexton with the conviction that the sacred edifice had been struck by lightning ; but when he cnino out lie saw Mrs. Moyer caught by her punier on the woathercock, with parasol pointing cnat or west, as the wind happened to shift, lie comprehended tho situation. It cost $1100 to build a scaf fold to gut Mrs. Moyer down, nnd oven then Moyer did not introduce bis bustle into the market, lie will sellout his pat ent rights cheap. Mrs. Moyer wants him to. —Mux Aileter. A Drunkard's Warm no.—A young man entered tho bar-room of a village tavern, and called for a drink. ’* No,” said tho landlord, “ you havo tiad too much already. You havo hud delirium tremens once, nnd I cannot sell you any more.” He stepped aside to make room for a couple of young men who hnd just entered, and the landlord waited on them very politely. Tho other hnd flood by silent and sullen, nnd when they had lln ishod, he walktal up to the landlord and thus addressed him : “ Six years agoi at their age, 1 stood whore those young men now are, I was a man with fair pros pects. Now, at the age of twenty-eight 1 am a wreck, body nnd mind. In this room I funned tiio habit which led me to ruin. Now sell me a few glasses more nnd your work will be done I 1 shall soon be out of the way ; there is no hope for me. But they can bo saved ; they can be men again. Do not sell it to them. Hell it to me and let mo die, and the world will bo rid of mu; but for Heaven’s sake soli no more to tlioin.”— Tlie landlord listened, pule and tiumb ling. flitting down bis decanter, be ex claimed ‘‘God helping me, that is tho last drop I will ever sell to any one.”— Arid lie kept Ids word. Goon Uehoi.uuih'.nb.—That I won’t smoke onny more cigars, only at some body oUu’s expense. That I won’t borry or lend, ofpeshily lend. That I will liv with in :ny inkum, if 1 have to get trust ed to do it, Thnt I won’t advise enny body until 1 kno the kind uv advise they are anxious tew follow. That 1 won’t wear enny more tite hoots. That I will stick to my tailor as long ns he will stick to iiio. That I won't swap bosses with a doekin. That no mnn shall beat iiio in politeness, not so long ns polite ness continues to bo ns cheap nn it is!,— That if onny man calls me a phool J won't insist upon Ids proving it for mo. —Joth Hilling*. Money Orders. — Few people are aware of tho greut convenience to tho public of the monoy-ordor office. Among the most recent of postnl improvements, it is the only one that pays n profit to tho treasury. Tho patent oflico is Bclf sup porting, but the money-order office nuts an annual profit of over $100,000. It has been in existence but eight years, but it transmits, $00,000,000 a year, in sums av eraging about $18 each. These sums are sent all over the world, and in a manner that ensures perfect safety.— 8. F. Quit. Some men at Louisville were guossing at the weight of a largo mulo, when ona man, who was a good judge of the wuight of live stock, got behind tho mule and was measuring his hind quartors, when something appeared to loosen up tho mule. Just before tho expert died, ho gave it as Ids opinion that if tho inula was as heavy all over as ho was behind, ho must weigh not loss than 47,WW pounds. They make coffee from almost every thing, nowadays ; but Mrs. Stearns, of Keokuk, Iowa, declares that vImiU slm gots a new husband and family, she shall use no more rut exterminator. • » ... ■■ ■ The Connecticut cabbage crop prom ises well this season. Thu ‘‘finest Ha vana cigars ” ought to bo cheap noxt fa!'.