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()iVME I. IJL - My Birthday. RT JOHN O. WHITTIF.H. Efencath the mnonliiiht ami the snow Lieu dead my Intent year: Tie winter windß arc wailing low It dirges in my car. I irieve not with the moaning wind An if a loss befell ; Before me, oven ns behind. Hod is and all is well ! His light shines on me from above. His low voice speaks within. — The patience of immortal love Ontwanrying mortal sin. Nat mindless of the growing years Of care and loss and pain. M.t eyes are wet with thankful tears i or blessings which remain. It dim the gold of life has grown, I will not count it dross. Ner turn from treasures still my own To sigh for lack and loss. The years no charm from Nature take ; An sweet her voices call. As beautiful her mornings break. As fair her evenings fall. Love watches o’er my uuiet ways. Kind voices speak my name. And lips that find it hard to praise An slow, at least, to blame. tiowsoftly ebb the tides of \i ill! How fields, once lost or won. Now lie behind me green and still Beneath a level sun ! How hushed the hiss of party hate. The clamor of the throng! How old. harsh voices of debate Flow into rhythmic song ! r Methinks the spirit’s temper grows Tot) soft in thi still air. iSotllGwhat the restful heart foregoes Of needed watch and prayer. The bark by tempest vainly tossed May founder in the calm. Ami fie who braved the polar frost Faint by the isles of halm. ■ > !|* i th in self indulgent years i ft outnurg hear* of votlth. v fh ■> i kasant songs in idle oars tumult of the truth. the weai > ’ *od. •vo for hearts that idne. I I* ' the manly habitude Ol uj right souls be mine. Let winds that blow from heaven refresh. Hear Lord, the languid air: • And let the weakness of the flesh Thy strength of spirit share. \rid, if the eye must fail of light. The ear forget t> hear, Make clearer still the spirit’s sight. More fine the inward ear! Be near me in mine hours of need To soothe, or cheer, or warn. Ami down these slopes of sunset lead As up the hills of morn I Bm Ailanto Monthly . MY HIT OK ROMANCE. I(V DION. I was lying lazily under the hedge, on the side away from the road, and chew ing a straw. The sun was glaring half way down the west, and 1 had no in fentio i of oouting out from the shade ’OitiUe began to moderate slightly. I idly by lifting and stem*' tot toot pole which lay near, ,nd li balance it in one hand, i listening, meanwhile, to the songs of the birds. 1 was thinking, too, of a dark-hrowed young fellow, with a villainous expres sion, whom 1 had semi standing about the hotel door as I came out, and of whom I had heard it whispered that lie was in love with a young lady at the house, who liad rejected him, and was now likely to be in danger, as lie was exceedingly jealous. I had noticed, as I passed, the butt of a revolver under his coat, (a shape I had become familiar with |, and a bad glitter in his eye. I did not ran particularly about him. howover, but was wondering whether the youtui lady was pretty, and if I ■ liniild her. Then, if 1 wouldn't happen to have a chance to rescue her from this i-jeeted suitor, and what an adventure t would be. Then I devoted my attention to the pole again. Suddenly I heard the clatter of hoofs coming dovn the road at a tremendous pace, lh- sound was so suddden and sharp th;ft 1 instantly sprang to my feet , and lookol over the hedge. Three hun dred yards away was a black horse be stridden tv the figure of a man with a i black slouch hat, ami brandishing a re- i volver in me hand, w hile with tin l oth er, he held the bridle of a bright bay, i which canicd a young lady with a trail ing feathtV in her hat and'a long dress, i She was Waving her hand screaming for help, whie she pulled with all her i strength oi the bridle reins. Hut his ; strong haul held them firm, and the hay. Irigatened by the struggle, : stretched tirward at his best gait. Why this sooumVel was dragging away with oim this Lil* damsel, I dip not stop to inquire ; nor did J commit the absurdity ■ ot leaping ipo the road and trying to -top him. hat revolve!' looked ready loone instant I grasped my •• wall and started across the field mil jump, to where the road made a ■luhbn.s'.verve to the right and u. dc a eros --jut. 1 reached the end of the field fouerods in advance of the My V*fi; ! sieeds, ltt>i\ u I went on one knee ■ and prqj. ted my polo through the ■ hedge at u e right moment. It instantly I tangled trio legs o! the black, and away I he went .ucr on his shoulder, while his I rider Hew over his head, turned, and ' was thing heavily on his hack with the reins ol tii.-other horse clenched in his list. The bay gave bis arm one strong twitch, felt the check, and stopped, quivering th ough his whole frame. I planted ny pole and came lightly over the tiedg \ 1 was at tin* side of the bay in two steps, and had secured a hold on the bit, when the lady gaveono little sigh and slid Oft her saddle into my arms. .Seeing that her horse was pretty well anchored by the dismounted cava lier, 1 i,t go the bridle to support my lovely burden—for I had already taken a look into the face of the lady 1 had rescued, and saw that she was extremely pretty. She supported herself on my arm for a lew minutes, and then said faintly: “hot me go. Mr. l’oyton, this all insult!” As I did not rejoice in the name of Peyton, and as she was unabb to stand, 1 took the liberty of disobey ng her ; and she, not having strength to enforce her orders, reclined quietly in my arms. At length, with a shudder, she rallied herself, and rolled hoi' big brown eyes ' t*l> into mine. . “ Why,” she said, with difficulty, I “ you are not Mr. Pej ton ! What is the I matter, sir?” I Then she looked i" ind. I “Oh 1” she exelaim ‘d, as she saw the S struggling horse ai I senseless rider, B “Mr. Peyton was thywn—l remember. Is lye kitted? Andflook at that poor !’’ 1 She began to cry. and I had to mur mur a few words of encouragement in her ear. Then she glanced round and glided gently out of my arms. Then another look into my face. “Me was dragging mv horse almg. wasn’t he? And I thank you for w>p ping us.” “ I stopped him. I trust it wasrijAt. You seemed unwilling.” \ “ Mnwilling !” and she beamed outV glorious smile. “Me surprised nV* wliib* I was riding down this road V took tin* bridle and dragged me alouu I scarcely know what would have hap\| pened if you hail not stopped us. <Mi !v is h** killed?” .\ “ I am sure I don’t know, ’ said I ; lor I was too cool blooded to he upset by siirli an affair as this. “1 will see whether his heart heals. Yes, it do* s,” as 1 si if 1 my hand under his vest. Then I glanced in his face. It was tin* man whom I had seen in the door of tin* hotel. This must be the young lady who had rejected him. I glanced up with t*iis suspicion in my eye, and she Ilushed rosily. I lilted the man’s head on my knee, and remarked : “ Miss—” 44 Dallas.” “ If you will get. me some water in this hat from the spring ruining through the hedge hack yonder, I think we will recover this graceless scamp, if you think he deserves it.” And ! flung her his sombrero. “ You had better put this over that dead thorn hush,” I added, untwisting tin* rein of her horse from her fingers, and tossing it to her. “This,” I said sotfo voce, “ I will ap propriate;” and from his other hand I wrenched his revolver and put it in my pocket. Miss Pallas came back with a hat full of cold water and commenced to bathe his forehead with it. It is mere sense less cruelty to dash an icy Hood over a helpless man, and she knew it. Peyton was not seriously hurt, and with two or three gasps he lifted his head. Miss Dallas, seeing that she was not further needed, retreated be hind me. Peyton then drew himself up, stag gered to his feet, and stood dizzy and glaring. “ What the deuce did you do to my horse?” he said, savagely, as his senses came back. ** What were you doing with this young lady?” I retorted as fiercely. “None of your business. Let her go. She’s mine. 1 shall have her !” and he made a spring at Miss Dallas,who shrank away from him. I took the liberty of sliding my arm around her waist and placing myself in his way. I coolly drew his revolver and leveled it at his head. * “My ardent friend,” said I, “ I pre sume you have an aversion to cold lead. Most men have. Now I would advise y u to mount that horse and make tracks down the road as fast as he'll carry you. If I find you in this part of the country again, I'll shoot you like a dog,” and I raised my voice to a coarse shout that cowed him. Me silently set his shoulder to the horse’s side, rolled him up on his feet, , stood a few minutes in the stirrups, and then dashed down the road, still under tin* unflinching muzzle of my pistol. When he disappeared around the ’ curve, I turned to Miss Dallas, who was still looking after him. “Oil!” she said, “ how did you have ' the courage to do that? I am so much obliged to you, 1 shall feel always in debted. I should never have thought of doing all those things.” Phis was very sweet to hear from the rosy lips of a pretty young woman, and j I replied gaily : “It is nothing. If I could have stopped ( the black with my own life I would gladly have done so !’’ Then she blushed faintly. , “I suppose j needn’t say that you have relieved me fiom a very unwelcomesit uation?” “ If he ever troubles you again,” I said, “ I shall carry out my threat,” and I letdown the hammer of my revolver and put it in my pocket. “The young villain—to trouble you ! Hut will you , return to the hotel? We are not far away.” “If you please,” said she, smiling sweetly ; “my friends must he anxious." j I led up her horse, gave her a hand into the saddle, and, as the hay was ‘ frightened and restless, took a firm hold on the bit ami led him slowly. Proceed- ( ing thus in a pleasant conversation, in which I must confess I conducted the j horse blindly, for I was looking up in her face,we came to the hotel. 1 stopped the hay by the porch, where there was | fortunately no one waiting to stare at us, and assisted her to alight. She turned to say— “ I shall he glad to see you at dinner,” and then glided up stairs. I took the horse round to the stables and gave the groom a double fee. Our dinner hour was waited with more than ordinary impatience. I knew I should then see the young lady again, and become acquainted with her. Sud denly an idea struck me, inspired by my knowledge of social strategy, which is as deep, if not as deadly, s ‘that of war. I bolted into the dining room, where the colored servants were shuf fling to and fro, and stopped the head waiter. “ l say, Sam, is there a young lady stopping here?” “Young lady!” said he, showing his white teeth in a wide smile, “right smart of young ladies, sah ; ’bout fifty.” “Oh yes, i know,” I returned; “but I want to find a particular one—eh, Sam?” and he found a crisp new two dollar note in his hands. Mis interest and perception were instantly bright ened. “This one,” 1 continued, “is very pretty; has brown eyes, light hair; went out for a ride this morning, in a black dress, ami with a long feather in her hat.’’ “ Oh, yes !” said the obsequious Sam, smiling and rubbing his hands. “This way, sah. Lady’s name is Miss Dallas?” “ Yes.” “Then she sits right here, sah. Her father and mother this side, sah. Here’s their napkin, and here’s the young la dy’s.” •• Thank you, Sam,” 1 said. “Can you put me just opposite ?” “ Yes, sah ; no trouble,” replied the servant, displaying a whole row of ivory. 44 1*11 just change the napkins.” \n [mli‘|i*‘ml> L n! I';t|icr —Devnli'il In l.ilmliirn, Minins, fimimerml, Agric'llUural, llnnpral ami I,mat News. FROSTBURO, ALLEGANY COUNTY, Ml)., OCTOBER 7, IS?I. Napkins were the great care ot Sam s life. He marshaled them and kept them in ranks with as much mental ef fort as a commander-in chief before a battle. IL* pondered deeply a few mo ments, took up my napkin, and finally made an exchange with one opposite to Miss Dallas. “ You can sit here now sah, said Sam when the arrangement was com pleted. “ Very much obliged to you, sah, indeed.” This masterly maneuver being com pleted, I left the dining-room and paced il the piazza with an unlighted cigar in v my teeth. \ In fifteen minutes the gong sounded, land Sam, still grinning, stopped out on vthe pon'h, hammering his infernal ma chine. \ “ That will do, Saul,” says I, stop ping my cars. “Have they come ifcwn ?” ■' Yes sah,” said Sam. “ They’se just taking their seats now.” \ tossed my cigar out into the road, stnlled into the dining-room and took mvwvay toward my chair. Sure enough tiler on the other side of the table sat my \lovely friend, and beside her a white-haired old gentleman and a pleaaiit faced lady. I seated myself with i slight grating of my chair. In an infant I found myself looking into her d*p liquid eyes, while a glad sur prise stone in her face. She whispered a few words to the* old gentleman, and lie looted up and smiled at me. “ I low do you do, sir?” he exclaimed. “ I really must thank you sincerely for your hold act. Let me shake hands with you,” Me extended his arm frankly across tin* table, mid I raised mine to respond. Then uocuired one of those unfore seen accidents which forever remain (inexplicable. I do not know how it happened. Peyton’s loaded revolver was still in my breast pocket. I lifted the muzzle of it in raising my arm, and in a moment there was an explosion within mv vest which seemed to tear me to atoms. 1 felt a leaden weight in my chest, ami my chair tipped over backward. I tried hi vain to stop it, hut just before it reached the ground the* agony of feeling seemed emerged into a deeper pain, and I floated on into space. Then “mv pulses closed their gates with a shock on my heart,” the ceiling spun around,and all thought stopped. *-* -** * Suddenly I found myself oppressed by a painful problem. Cerebration was commencing again. The problem was, what had happened after a great acci dent befell me one** upon a time. I caught up two or three threads of thought, and dropped them again, hopelessly, I could not fix my mind. At least, like the rapid unrolling of a panorama, the whole explanation dawned upon me. I remembered the whole course of accidents, and found myself lying in bed with bandages t ightly corded around nu*. Then I open my eyes slowly and looked. The first object that met mv aze was Miss Dallas. She was sitting near by, and had evidently been watching me, though just now she was looking at the clock. “Five,” I heard her murmur, “and the doctor said he would bee <me con scions about this time. I wonder how soon ? Poor brave fellow.” My heart gave a great throb of joy, and I closed my eyes as she tin ned to ward me. She laid her cool hand By the way, reader, I have utterly neglected to inform you that 1 was al ready, in slang phrase, a “gone gozlin.” I now parenthetically impart to you the astounding secret that I had been utter ly and hopelessly in love with this fair creature since the moment that I thrust the ten foot pole between her and a cruel fate. She laid her cool, supple hand on m v forehead, and then on mv wrist. I could hear it no longer, and so I looked and gazed full in her face. She released my hand with a cry that was half aston ishment, halfjoy. “Miss Dallas?” 1 asked; with diffi culty. “ Yes, Mr. Sheldon.” she replied. “ Mow do you feel, sir?” “ Very weak,” I said. “Is this wound mortal?” “Oh, no, sir,” she said, her lips turn ing pale, “only very dangerous. W are to take good care of you; thaO all.” “ Are you,” I said. “ Well, I’ll ask a favor. Please give me your hand.” “ Certainly,” she said, putting it out frankly. It was not until my eager fingers closet I upon it that she understood mv meaning. She made a faint effort to disengage herself. The color shot in her cheek, playing across her tine face like the changing Hush of Northern lights. She trembled ns she felt herself thus suddenly chal lenged to the “ new departure.” It was the climax of her youthful life, and she stood confused and silent upon its perilous verge. Still holding her hand •n my passionate grasp, I drew her fail head down and planted the first kiss of love upon her lips. Then she tied from the room in fright. That kiss was a powerful tonic. As Aunt Hetty would say of her elecam pane, it was “both heatin’ and coolin’ and desperate strengthenin.” The doc tor was agreeably astonished at the rapid healing of my wound. Me grave ly agreed that there was nothing like good nursing. I felt the truth of this last opinion, but I never passed such an insufferably long two months in my life. 1 knew that, according to the good old proverb, Minnie Dallas and I should have “repented at leisure.” So, per haps, we did that we hadn’t known each other sooner.” Quinine Biscuit. —The Titusville Herald notices “ quinine biscuit” as the latest novelty in the medicinal pastry line. Bach biscuit, it says, contains one-fourth of a grain of quinine, and j the taste is so concealed that a hearty individual can put them down until the hair on the hack of his head begins to curl, without kuowing what he is tak ing. Next we shall have castor oil sponge cake, buchurious bread and squill pancakes for table delicacies, and a.i first class drug stores have a hake shop and lunch room attached to the prescription department. A moil:; the Magazine Publishers. il Carl fried'’ writes from New York to the Springfield Republican : I have lately been about among the magazine publishers, ami have learned some facts about the management ol our leading periodicals which may be of interest. What surprised me most was to see thr vast pile of manuscript which is received and is daily accumu lating on the editor’s hands. Scribner s Month Ip, though barely a year in exist ence, has received I,boo manuscripts, while Harper's Ha which is tour years old, has bad above 1-1,000 articles sent for examination. The labor of ex amining them is very heavy, and is about the hardest labor that a literary person can do. The work, however, is very conscientiously performed, ami the many owners of rejected manuscript need not think that their claims to at tention are not duly weighed. Hven then the best writers are often kept waiting for months to have an article printed, and hardly get any better treatment than the merest novice. There is naturally great variety in the manuscripts sent to the literary periodi cals. Of poetry there is a perfect glut, and essays arc hardly less abundant. Next in order come sketches and travel and general description, while the most scarce class of contributions are good short stories. They are in great demand, and any one who can supply them need have no trouble about find ing a market. In one editor’s room I was shown a huge safe crammed full of accepted manuscripts in quantity sufficient to stock the magazine for a year, it would be thought, Each number is usually made up two or three months ahead, and it is a constant problem in the mind of the editor how to adjust the spare at his command with the matter waiting to be printed. Some of the manuscripts, such as those of novels, are very bulky, and look quite formida ble. It is noticeable how large a pro portion of the writers of fiction are wo men, who, indeed, form the bulk of contributors to our periodicals. One of the curiosities connected with periodi cal writing is the number of cases of persons who succeed in writing one good sketch or story, and then fail ever afterward in producing anything worth printing. They resemble the famous single-speech Hamilton in Parliament, ami always fail to equal themselves, either through lack of new ideas or from mannerism due. to self-imitation. A lady once wrote to the Harpers, send ing a story for which she asked $25. They liked it so much as to pay $35 for it, and, like Oliver Twist, asked for more. She sent several others, but they were so worthless that they had to send them all back and t<'ll her to stop contributing. 'This is only a single ease, but others of a like character con stantly occur, and they prove, that while a novice may make a hit in a single instance, it needs training and special capacity to succeed permanently in literature. Ex-Senator Slidell’s Will. The will of the late John Slidell has been probated in the Second District Point, Louisiana. The total value of his property according to his own in ventorv made on the Ist of April, ISI>I, wa s<JN3,o2f>.$ < JN3,o2f>. A considerable part of his income was derived from lands in lowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and else where, held conjointly with A. Belmont and others, lie left an annuity of sf>oo to his sister Ann. To his wife Mathilde Deslonde, he left an annuity of $5,000, together with all the oarporeal move ables, and all the slaves of which he might he possessed, but without the power of selling any of the said slaves unless they themselves desired to pur chase their freedom. These bequests wore not to affect in any way the dona tion of $30,000 made to his wife by his marriage contract. He made out the inventory of his property for the dou ble purpose of saving the trouble and useless expense of judicial proceedings, and of showing t hat the legacies he had made were very largely within the limits of the disposable share of his succession. Of the three executors, namely, his wife, Andre Deslonde, and Thomas Allen Clarke, Mr. Clarke alone survives. Bessemer Steel. A rival to 4he Bessemer process of making steel is found, says the Mechan ic's Magazine , in Berard’s system, adopt ed at the steel works in Givers, France. The principal features of the system are stated to he: First. The employment of gas, acting at once as a beating and re acting agent in improving the quality of the iron by a partial purification, be fore throwing off such injurious bodies as sulphur, arsenic, phosphorus, etc. Second. 'l’he ability to employ iron ot a secondary quality to obtain steel forcer* tain special purposes, as rails, tires, etc. Third. By the combined action of air and gas, in being able to act alternately by means of oxidation and reduction in keeping the waste at a minimum, and by decarbonizing anti recarbonizing, to regulate at will, and with certainty, the nature of the product to be obtained. The operation requires from an hour to an hour and a half, and the process* is conducted that the manipulation can be arrested at any moment, and any de sired quality of steel obtained. Olive ami Orange Culture. Two interesting agricultural enter prises are in progress—one the cultiva tion of oranges in California, and the other the establishment of an olive grove on the St. John’s River in Florida. For California it is claimed that fully twenty-five out of the fifty counties in the State are admirably adapted to the production of oranges. The gentleman about to undertake the planting of an olive grove in Florida is Gen. Van Valkenburgh, who is said to be practi cally acquainted with the cultivation of that fruit, and to have sent abroad for tin* choicest varieties. It was long the persuasion of a citizen of South Caroli na who had travelled much abroad in olive-producing countries that the wes tern pail of the State was admirably adaj ted to the same purpose, and if the ! Florida experiment succeeds something in the same way might be attempted in those sandy districts of South Carolina lying just east of the Savannah River. As a color, black still holds its pre eminence, M. Tlifers oil tin* War. The Paris correspondent of the Vail Mall Gazette, writing on Sunday, says : M. Thiers is reported to have given a j vast amount of information to the com mittee impairing into the causes and conduct of the. late war. Ht' found England, he said, hesitating and desir ous of acting with Russia, and when he got to St. Petersburg he met with the greatest sympathy from tin- population, and the Czar, though he said he could not declare war. was mod favorably in elined towards France. He was evi dently bound in some way or another to Prussia. Every one at St. Petersburg assured him that the Cabinet of Berlin would accept reasonable proposals. M. Thiers then went to Italy and found the King most distinctly in favor of France; he called a council of his Ministers and Generals, and M. 'Thiers said, “You have 300,(MX) men; march 100,000 on Lyons. You are covered by Switzerland and the Alps, an l will have nothing to fear bv making a diversion in our favor.” 'The King and his Generals were for adopting this plan, but the Cabinet refused its consent. M. Thiers dwelt at some length on the efforts which he made to prevent the Prussians from entering Paris j he exposed to them the odium they wofild incur if the the Parisians resisted and barricades had to be taken and a portion of the city devastated. In another portion of his examination he declared that lie did not think that the Prussians had anything to do with the insurrection of the 18th of March, as they had con sented to the French prisoners return ing borne before the time settled in the treaty, so that they might aid the Gov ernment in extinguishing the revolt. A Charge to a IT tab Grand Jury. At a recent session of the grand jury of tlie district court in Utah, Chief Justice McKean in his charge to the jury said : “ You are summoned not to try criminal cases, but to say what criminal cases s all be presented for trial. In the discharge of this duty, you will be governed by the same prin ciples of law which govern grand juries in Main and Montana, in Georgia and Arizona. Principles of law everywhere applicable throught the republic. The crimes of murder, arson, larceny, biga my, adultery, and riot in Utah arc the same crimes as elsewhere throughout Christendom. If there is anything pe euliar in the situation in Utah, it is the peculiar conduct of some men here, and not any peculiar principles or policy ‘that are to he enforced here. Utah be longs to the United States, and the people of Utah, like the people of the rest of the country, are amenable to the laws of the United States. Those who obey the the laws must be, shall be, pro tected in their rights; those who do not must answer at the bar of justice, and those men of influence who in practice definitely trample upon the laws them selves, and lv precept teach others to do so, should be the first to feel the firm grip of the law, rather than the obscure men whom they have misled. Gentle men, it is your duty and mine to en force the laws. Let us do so without tear, favor, affection, prejudice, or the hope of reward.” Pcnlagrapliic Fin broidery. A very ingenious method of perform ing needlework—styled pentagraphic embroidery - has been invented by an English mechanic, and the affair is alto gether a curious device. A number of joint frames are employed, each carry ing tambouring or sewing apparatus. 'They are so arranged and connected to gether that tin* needles they carry may he made to traverse in any direction over the surface of the fabrics to be embroidered, and that the movement of the several needles shall be simulta neous and similar. The needle-frames are also connected with a pantagraph a tracing point capable of being led by a woman over the lines of a pattern which it is desired to copy, and when it is done the needles will each travel in and work along a path similar to that passed over by the tracing point. 'Thus each needle will produce embroidery resembling the pattern, though not ne cessarily of the same size ; usually it is preferred that the pattern should be on a somewhat larger scale than the work that is accomplished by its means. A Strange Discovery in a Hotel Vault —A Mystery Nineteen A’ears Old. —For several days past, a colored man named Abe Hunter and several assistants have been engaged in exca vating and cleaning out the privy vault of the Buckeye Hotel on Broad street. In the debris they removed they found all sorts of domestic utensils, old rags, several bottles of whisky, and almost every imaginable article seen about a hotel. But at a great depth the work men came across a hulk wrapped up in several coarse sheets, which proved to be that of a man. 'The bones, in an ad vanced state of decomposition, were wrapped securely in what seemed an old overcoat, and fastened with a bed cord, still undecayed. Another piece of cord, fastened to a stout stick, was fastened about the arms and jaws of the body, as if for the purpose of lowering the body to its repulsive receptacle. On top of this mass was piled a dozen or more sheets, old coffee bags, tinware, stones, gravel, and every other descrip tion of debris, seeming to indicate a design and particular care in covering and concealing that which lay below. Near, or about the body, was found a memorandum book, in a tolerable state of preservation, containing several pos tage stamps ol the kind used in 1862, and several letters of recommendations from well-known printers and editors of this city at that time, recommending M. L. Bryan, the well-known Mayor of Lon don, and now editor of the Madison County Democrat. — Columbus , (O.) Dis patch. Lake Siijierior Silver Mines. The proprietors of the Silver Islet mine in Lake Superior, it is stated, have been successful in finding upon the mainland opposite the island the same vein of ore which has proved so astonishingly rich in their present mine. It was discovered at a depth of sixty feet below the surface. From Silver Islet ore to the value of SBOO,OOO has j been taken in about ton months, and the vein seems to grow richer the deeper j it is worked. There is no t lling what i stores of mineral wealth are laid up in the rocks and mountains around Lake Superior. What Beusl ami Bismarck Did. 'The Neue Crete Vresse says that Beust | and Bismarck have concluded some very formal and precise arrangements at Gitstien. 'The representatives of the two empires have promised most solemnly to henceforward maintain the most friendly relations coward each other, and to avoid everything which might compromise the safety of either of the two states. The cries of opposi tion uttered from any quarter will not be listened to. Austria will permit neither the Bavarian patriots nor the democratic Wurtumburgers to provoke agitation against United Germany; Prussia, on the other had, will do all in her power to prevent a war of German nationalities. Austria declares herself entirely reconciled to the unity of Italy ami the nett political institutions in augurated by Prussia; Prussia considers the existence of Austria, a political ne cessity, and will regulate her conduct accordingly. The peaceful system con ceived bv Count Beust and approved of by the Emperor of Austria, has been carried into effect by the alliance at Gastein. Italy, as an afterthought on the part of the Premier, has been in duced to enter into the compact, and hence the three States are to unite for the assurance of the peace of Europe. 'The plans of vengeance conceived by France, the crusades intended by the Ultramontafles, and the desires of con quest nourished by Russia, will all be frustrated Ly this triple alliance. Improvement ill Weaving Apparatus. A very ingenious method has been devised by a Manchester (England) mechanic of joining the ends of old warp to the end of a new warp in weav ing. According to this arrangement, the ends of the new warp have to he joined are held in a clip, and the ends of the new warp are also similarly held. 'The two sheets of warp are then placed in flip machine; and the sheet of old warp being placed over thesheft of new, they are then acted upon by the ma chine as follows : The warp threads are first laid evenly by means of brushes, and a pair of clips or nippers take hold of both warps after they are laid ; these nippers take the threads into a pair of rollers set at an angle to tighten the warp threads, and the end thread of the old warp and that of the new are de tached from the other threads of the warp by a reciprocating pair of nippers. The threads thus taken by these recip rocating nippers are laid by other nip pers over the side of a tube, by which the two threads are formed into a loop; and a hook passed through a tube takes hold of the ends of the two warp threads and draws them into a tube, so forming a knot, the ends of* the threads having been severed by a cutting blade to allow this. Finally, the knot is tightened by the threads being drawn through a narrow nick, which will not allow the knot to pass, and the threads are cut close to the knot. Roman Catholic Emigration to America. Miss Rye has found a follower in her emigration movement lor girls, in the person of a Roman Catholic priest at Liverpool, Father Nugent, who lately sent out from that, port eighteen young women, mostly of Irish extraction, as emigrants to America, in the steamer Calabria. On reaching this side of the Atlantic they are to proceed to Indian apolis, I ml., where situations are await ing them upon their arrival. 'The fol lowing letter has been received by Father Nugent from the Vicar General of the Bishop of that diocese upon the great advantage of emigration for young Irish women : My Dk Ait Father Ncgent: Yours, of June 27, was handed to me by Mary McClreevy. The poor girls you sent here were immedi ately engaged. If you had sent twenty they could have obtained forthwith situations. The demand for female domestics is very great; so much so, that applications are daily made which cannot possibly be sup plied. Any intelligent servantgirl can com mand front $2 to $4 per week; servant girls are greatly needed. The native-born girls will not work in a kitchen or do any kind of housework. I know of no more honorable or charitable occupation or mission than the one in which you are engaged. Give us good, virtuous servant girls, and they can obtain good situations and command high wages. If you had hut a tenth of the money squandered by the Fenians in their foolish and fruitless efforts, you could remove all the poor, destitute Catholic hoys ami girls to America. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rochester, July 18, 1871. i As to Low Dresses. from th© New York Evening Post. Most fashions owe their origin to an at tempt to give prominence to the strong point or hide the weak point of a King or Queen. 'Thus powder came into vogue to conceal a Queen’s gray hair, and large perukes because a King was bald. We learn, however, from a Belgian paper that the custom of ladies exhibit ing their busts in all the beauty of nature has a far more romantic origin. In a battle in which the French were en gaged (all dates, we may mention, arc reserved) their ranks were broken, and they were routed. When they retreated, their women bared their breasts and en treated them to pierce them rather than permit them to fall into the hands ot the enemy. This was too much for the gallant Gauls. Nerved with fresh cour age, they turned, renewed the combat, and were victorious. Front that time our Frenchwomen have, on festal occa sions. always been accustomed to wear their dresses low. In fact, when you see one who appears to have forgotten the upper part of her dress, it is no proof of indelicacy, but simply an indi cation of the power of national senti ment. This satisfactorily explains what many ignorant people have taken for impropriety. We live and learn. A Sad Case of Drowning. A sad case of drowning, accompanied with singular circumstances, occurred at Chichesterville,Ulster co., recently. The wife of John Blythe dreamed a night or two since that her child, named Lemuel, two years old, was to be drowned, and the circumstance made such an impres sion on her mind that she had the little fellow watched closely. About 6 o’clock | ou Friday he started up the canal to meet his father, and had not gone far ; before his cries reached his mother, i Running lo the spot whence the cries came, slje saw her little boy in the wa ter, and he sank as she came up, and rose no more. Editors and Proprietors. NUMBER 2. Humorous and Witty. Wiio was Richard tlie Third beforo he was “ himß<‘lf again?’’ “ Yor Hay,” said a judge to a witness, “that the plaintiff*reported to an ingen ions tiHo of cireumslantial evidence; state just exactly what you mean by that.'' “Well,” said the witness, “my exact meaning is that he lied.” A Connecticut ruralist drank his first, glass of soda very solemnly the other day, ahd then, eyeing the clerk, inquir ingly, anxiously remarked : “ It’s all l ight, I ’spose?” “ Why, yes,’’ said the clerk, hesitatingly ; “hut what do you mean?” “Why, the dern thing won’t go off' in a fellow, will it?” An angry Western editor wrote to a poetical correspondent the other day : “ If you don’t stop sending me your abominable poetry, 1 11 print a piece of it some day with your name appended in full, and send a copy to your gal !’* The poetry from that fountain was quickly dried up. Q. I am a lover rejected. Pray, what shall I do? Shall I “shuffle this mor tal coil,” like some lowers true? A. Oh, no: for such actions make waste* of good blood. dust keep up your courage—your chance is still good. Remuster your forces, your colors un furl, and go forth to the conquest of some other girl ! There is a story of an English tourist who entered a restaurant, and hy a few scraps of French was able to order a dinner. He wished mne mushrooms very delicious and lavg . Not knowing the name, he demanded a sheet of paper anil a pencil and sketched one. The waiter understood him in a second, dis appeared for ten minutes, and returned with a splendid—umbrella ! Rogers, the poet, related the following story: My old friend Mai thy, the brother of the Bishop, was a very absent-minded man. One day at Paris, at the Louvre, we were looking at the pictures, when a lady entered who spoke to me, and kept me for some minutes in conversa tion. On rejoining Maltby I said : “ That was Mrs. . We had not met for so long she had almost forgot ten me, and asked me if my name was not Rogers.” Maltby, still looking at the pictures, said : “ And was it?” “ What’s the matter, Uncle Jerr >?” said Mr. ,as old .Jeremiah R. was passing hy, growling most furiously. “ Matter!” said the old man, stop ping short; “ why, here I’ve been lug ging water all the morning for Dr. C.’s wife to wash with, and what d’ye spose 1 got lor it?” “ Why, 1 suppose about ten cents,” answered Mr. . “Ten cents! She told me the Doc tor would pull a tooth for me some time.” Two young gentlemen, the one named Woodcock, and the other Fuller, walked together, and happening to see an owl, the latter said : “ That bird is very much like a Woodcock.” “ You arc quite wrong,” said the first, “ for it's Fuller in the head, Fuller in the eyes, and Fuller all over!" Which reminds us of an incident of our childhood. Two fat old ministers of the Kirk of Scotland, named respect ively Waddell and Drip, were caught in a shower after a service at which both had officiated. Brother Waddell, feel ing rather facetious, looked out on the watery aspect and remarked dryly to 1 1 is reverend associate, “ It’s beginning to drip ” “Oh, no matter,” rejoined his friend coolly, “ We’ll just waddle through it.” American “ Enterprise” Abroad. The European correspondent of the Rochester Democrat relates the follow ing : As we wore passing the Isle of Man a fine old English gentleman imparted to me a valuable bit of information. Said he : “That’s the Isle of Man ; the cats have no tails there.” “ Beg your pardon, sir, what did I understand you to say ; the cats are all without tails on that island?” “ Yes, sir, it's a fact.” “ Do they grow so?” “ Yes. or rather they don’t grow at all. Nothing but stub. Rather peculiar, isn't it?” “ I should say so; when did they adopt this style?’* “ Can’t say, sir.” Then, I took out my note-book, and entered the fact. Don’t think I over read of it in any English history. How easy it is for a man to acquire valuable information if he is only honest, indus trious, and attentive. Some fellows wouldn’t think that what I have told was worth repeating, but it is important to the cats, at least. There are hun dreds of thousands of eats in America who know nothing of the unfortunate and benighted condition of their not-to be-continued fellow felines in that un happy island. 1 should think a tellow foelin’ ought to induce them to send out missionaries to re-tail their blighted relatives. Perhaps even these few words so lightly spoken may kindle the neces sary spark. Kid ii rued to Slay. Lately, when the body of George Kirk was lying at Wilson & Brown’s under taking establishment on B street, Vir ginia City, a man who appeared to be a stranger in the city, seeing something of a crowd about the door, approached and looked in at the body lying in the coffin. “Man dead?” asked he of a person standing near. “ Yes, sir,” shortly answered he who was questioned. Fidgetting a little, the stranger tried it again : “ How did he die?” “Hung,” was the laconic rt ply. “Hung! Ah, hung himself?” “No; he w;ts hung by the Vigi lantes.’’ Stranger again—“ What did they hang him for?” “He had been notified to leave the town, and he came back.” “ When a man has been notified to leave, can’t he come back here again and stay?” “ Yes, sir.” “ Yes! Then how is this?” “ Well, he came back, and”—point ng to the coffin—” you see he stayed .” Sleeves are to be made half wide, with rcvei*s of the same material.