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VOLUME II FROSTBURG, ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1873- NUMBER is. mmMMl—l I— ■ I IHI Pill Ml T irow HAPPY I'LL UK. A little one playeil among tlu* flowen*, Tn tin- Blush and bloom of summer hours; Shi- twined tin* buds in iv garland fair, And bound them up in her shining hair. “Ah me!’’ said she, “how happy I'll be, When ten years more have gone over me, And I am a maiden, with youth’s bright glow Flushing my elieek and lighting my brow!” A maiden mused in a pleasant room, Where the air was tilled with soft perfume: Vu es were near of antique mold, Beautiful picture*, rare and old, And she, of all the loveliness there. Was by far the loveliest amt most fair. “Ah me!” sighed she, “how happy I'll be When my heart’s true love comes home to me; I.ight of my life, my spirit's pride, I count tin- .lays till thou reach my side.” A mother bent over a cradle nest, Where she soothed her babe to his smiling rest, “Sleep well,” she murmured, soft and low, And she pressed her kisses on his brow; “<) child, sweet child! how happy I'll be, It the good Goil let these stay with me, 'Till later on, in life's evening hour, Thy strength shall be my strength and tower!” An aged one sat by the glowing hearth. Almost ready to leave the earth; Feeble and frail, the race she had run Had borne her along to the setting sun, “Ah me !” she sighed in an undertone, “How happy I’ll be when life is done! When the world fades out with its weary strife And I soar away to a better life!” ’Tin thus wo journey, from youth to age, Longing to turn another page, Striving to hasten the years away, Lighting our hearts with the future's ray; Hoping on earth till its visions fade, Wishing and waiting through sun and shade; Turning when earth’s last tie is riven, To the beautiful rest that remains in heaven. —Lutheran. savi:d /;r ,i .1/.1 I have worked up ninny hard eases, and have cornered many notorious crim inals, hut never, before or since, have I engaged in a case so complicated, or one which was so hard to clear up, as that Stunrt-Firstone murder ease. You know the Stuarts were very healthy, and the old Ulan had only two sons, Cecil and Gilbert; outlandish names they had, to he sure, but they were very promt of them, at least the youngerone. ! As I said, he had only two to bother him, j and to these, of course, he gave the bulk of his property. Cecil was a cripple, the result of being dropped by a careless nurse in infancy. Gilbert, the younger of the two, was early known to all the sports as a jollv good fellow, partly because he would al ways stand treat, and would play bil liards and such games ; and yet he was ! never known to win when playing for a ; wager. In this manner he sustained his ’ reputation of being a free-and-easy fel low. But in the meantime his property was steadily decreasing until, at last, his share—which, in the first place, would have been more than enough for men like you and me—dwindled down to an insignificant sum, and he had to look in some other direction for money to pay his gaming debts, lie had often ap plied to his brother for aid, and had of ten obtained it, together with good ad vice, which lit 1 promised to heed, but j never did. Cecil was always very studious, and had surrounded himself with all the old fashioned hooks that he could hear of or obtain. And on account of his lameness this kind of company had a charm for him that we in good health would not feel. Cecil was always very lenient toward , his erring brother; lmt at hist hearing from every source of his scrapes, he was | compelled, by' a sense of duty, to re solve to refuse his application for aid. And it was not long before he had to test his resolution, for Gilbert, after an “all night ’ of it at a gaming saloon, came to him and begged for more money. Cecil reasoned with him, and with tears in his eyes begged that he would quit his wild habits. But all was of no avail, and he was compelled, ranch against his broth erly feelings, to refuse him the aid he sought. At this Gilbert Hew into a frenzy of rage and left the house, swear ing that lie would get the money in some manner. As he was walking homeward, feeling ! anything but pleasant, lie saw his dead ! best enemy riding with a young lady, to whom he had been paying attention for some time, but who now gave him the “cut direct.” Maddened at this, he rushed into a saloon near by, and calling for whisky he swallowed a glassful in an instant, then went home and called his bosom friend and counselor to him. Albert Firstone, the friend, was a bro ken-down gambler; a man who had spent a fortune on the turf, and was now nom inally acting as a jockey for Gilbert Stu art, but was in reality his confederate in I schemes of robbery, and, as the sequel will show, of murder. These two friends j were closeted together for a long while, j and time showed the result of their con ference, though I would not spoil my ; story by revealing too soon their nefari- | ous designs. j Of eonrso you remember tin 1 excite ment in the up-town circles when the I news of Cecil Stuart’s murder was cir- ; emitted, and the astonishment of every j one when it was known that his body j had been found in the coal cellar of j linger Lyon’s brown-stone palace. As- ; tonisliment was increased manifold by the intelligence that Roger Lyon had j been arrested and charged with the crime ! of murder. | |Although but few were intimately| ac quainted with Cecil Stuart, and a scarce ly large circle barely knew him as a | very eccentric man, yet the crime being committed at the very door of their mansion made it seem the most startling one iu the records of our city; and as there were many influential personages who loved Roger Lyon better than all their friends besides, and many n poor washerwoman who blessed the day that lie saved her bit of ground from the auctioneer’s hammer—to have him, the people’s favorite, charged with such a j deed, seemed to lie an outrage upon all classes of our citizens. 1 well remember when Lansing, Lyon’s lawyer, called upon me and begged me j to try my best to clear up the mystery. At this time 1 had been in the detective force nearly four years, and of course, knew the ropes pretty well. But for a month 1 confess that at times I was nearly baffled. But J will come directly to my story. As a first step, I went to the cellar where 1 the body was found, and, as I had or dered it to be left there after the inquest till 1 could examine everything myself, it still remained there. Being something of a doctor, 1 naturally examined the wounds, and was satisfied they would not cause instant death. But I did not rely upon my own medical skill in this, but sent for a physician. He came—a sharp fellow named Denning—and probed the wounds. One of them went close to the heart, the other two were in the lungs, evidently intended to cause hemorrhage, which had followed, but not sufficient to cause death immediately. Roger Lyon’s knife, with which thedeed had been committed, a silver-mounted affair, lay near the wall. The doctor soon finished his work, and giving me a look that I interpreted in stantly, went out, taking Lansing with him, to whom he communicated the re sult of his examinations. When they had gone I walked over to the wall and picked up the knife. As soon as I ' stooped over to do this I saw some marks 1 on the wall that appeared to have been made by a sharp instrument of some kind. While I was examining these Gilbert Stuart and Albert Firftone en tered. I was about to call their atten tion to the marks when a sudden thought caused me to close my mouth upon the words that were almost on my tongue’s end. After obtaining permission they took tiie body to his late residence. As soon as they were gone, I again ex amined flu' marks, and found they were i a combination of letters and figures nr- j ranged like this: S—l22s —D 1 copied them on paper, and then, taking the knife with me, I went to my office down-town, to study out, if possi ble, the cipher I had discovered. I had no doubt that it was made by Cecil, probably after In' had been stabbed; and I was convinced tliat tlu* cause of its be ing in cipher was, that no one would he apt to notice it enough to obliterate it. But by what means could I obtain a key was now the puzzle. Acting according to a suggestion of Lansing, 1 went to the library, and fora week I rummaged its shelves for any work that mentioned cipher writing. I continued bringing home books until my den looked more like a reading-room than a detective’s office, while in their midst sat Lansing, searching every page, and occasionally jotting down something in a hook by his side. One day, as I entered with my arms full of books, I noticed a look akin to triumph on his face as his pencil flew ; over the paper. In answer to my in quiry he handed me a slip of paper up on which he had copied a table giving the relative number of each letter that is used in common English words. I looked it over, and waited for him to speak. In a moment lie looked up and said: “You see that table gives ‘e’ tlu* ; prominence over others; call ‘o’ one. j Then you see ‘t’ is second best; call ‘t’ : two. Then run your eyes up to the fifth in importance, and we have ‘d’ and‘l.’ Take last number five, and the figures, ! with the addition of the two letters that were expressed, read, ‘settl’d.’ So you see I have translated the cipher iu one way.” I admitted that it was a very ingeni- : ous translation, and was very much en- j couraged by it, although, the word “settled” might not have any special ! relation to the ease in hand. But I did j not doubt that it was nearer the true j rendering than any we lmd reached, and it convinced me that the figures were to be changed, in some way, to let : ters, before the cryptogram could be en- j i tirely solved. About a week after this, Lansing was ] called out of the city by the sickness of , his mother. As I parted with him at the depot, I told him to keep up his courage, and to write out his defense, while I would attend to the remainder. During all this time the opposing j counsel were striving in every possible manner to make an adamantine chain of evidence that should immediately eon -1 derail the prisoner beyond any shadow of I doubt. CHAPTER 11. In this way nearly three weeks had passed since the murder, when I received \ a telegram from Lansing informing me of ids return to the city. All this time I had been shut up in my office, working, it must he confessed, with little hopes of | success. The day that I expected Lansing’s re : turn I went to the place where the body i had been found, and examined carefully the marks on the wall, but 1 could find none other than the ones I had seen be fore, so I concluded that those were the ; only ones. As I stood looking at them, | however, I saw what seemed to be a ! piece of stone lying on the floor of the cellar. As a detective sees a clew in j everything, f picked it up, and found, to lay surprise, that it was a piece of putty. As soon as I discovered this I searched I the whole wall to find where the piece came from, and at last 1 discovered that some marks near the others were filled with putty. I scraped it away, and the \ whole cryptogram appeared as follows: )S T -1223—1) 121 . I /'V/'sf uu<. (The letters and figure's in italics had been concealed by putty.) I took another copy and went back to my retreat, leaving orders for no one to be admitted to the cellar. Here, now, was another mystery; and from the revelation which 1 had just re ceived, 1 was astonished into the belief that Albert Firstone liad something to do with the crime. But yet the cipher was still a mystery. While I was studying these new de velopments, Lansing came in. 1 grasped his hand with a pressure that made him wince, as I showed him the other letters I had found. He looked at them a mo ment, and then, springing from his ‘ chair, fairly shouted: “Firstone is the murderer, and his name is the key to the cipher!” And he showed me that the word “Fir stone" in my copy was separated into two words, and that line read: “A First one.” By this key the figures read, ‘a b b e,” and the cipher, with the addition of the part concealed, read: Stabbed by A. Firstone. We did not either of us shout “Eu reka!” or anything else. But I looked at Lansing, who was trembling like a leaf, and said, “You ought to have been a detective. ” Having written out the cipher accord | ing to his translation, and being eonvinc -1 ed that I had been outwitted, or some thing of that sort, by a lawyer, 1 leaned hack in my chair, and, I can’t tell why, ! but I hurst out into a hearty laugh, S j which Lansing soon joined. After my risible powers were exhaust ed, I rang the bell for the errand-hoy, l and sent a note like this to Denning: “Come up to my den this afternoon, aial bring some handy instrument for the detection of foreign substances such as pieces of stone in blood.” After sending this 1 prevailed upon Lansing to go with me to luncheon. In an hour we returned, and found Den- j ning, with a large microscope and several small vials. 1 immediately went to my desk, took out Itoger Lyon’s knife, and handed it to him, asking him to see if j there were any pieces of stone in the \ blood stains which still showed on the i knife. He knew my meaning in an in j stunt. And taking a vial he carefully rinsed a portion of the stains with its contents, letting the liquid run upon a glass slid**, which he had placed in the sun’s rays. Impatiently we waited and watched for the evaporation of the liquid. It was soon all gone, when In' placed tile j slide in the microscope and turned the powerful sun-glass upon it. On looking I in the lens, minute particles of stone, | some stained with blood, were plainly 1 i visible, thus proving that the knife had been used to cut the stone of the cellar after the blood had stained it. ; “That is the result you wanted to | reach, is it not?” asked Denning, looking | me in the face. “Yes,” I answered. j Then taking a piece of paper, i wrote | for a moment, and then handed him what I had written, with a request that jhe would sign it, which he did. It was | ail affidavit certifying that, according to the best medical knowledge, the deceased must have lived some time after the fatal | blow was received; and that, from mi nute particles of stone which adhered to the blade, it must have been used by j someone, probably the deceased, to cut stone with after the blood stains were j on it. Here, then, was the evidence) needed | to prove the innocence of the prisoner, j I could not resist the temptation to re j veal it to Denning, and a happier trio ! could hardly be found than were assem bled in that little down-town office. The trial was to commence in about a week, and of course we were impatient for the time to pass. At last the day came. The court room was crowded, and many of the de . tective force were present. After some other business, our case was called up. , The judge asked— “ Guilty or not guilty?” Lansing, in the behalf of the prisoner, j broke the silence with the words — “Not guilty,” and added, “I would 1 accuse Albert Firstone of the crime 1 , charged upon my client. ” i j I sat next to the criminal when this announcement was made, and ns the eyes of the court wort? turned upon him, his self-possession left him. Anil when Lansing asked that he should be taken into custody, the poor fellow fell over in a tit, and was taken out lv tie* police. TEST OF TA / F.\ T. A gentleman from Swnmpville was telling how many different occupations he had attempted. Among others, he tried school-teaching. 44 How did you teach?*’ asked a by stander. “Wu’al, I didn’t teach long —that is, I only went to teach.” “ I )id you hire out?” “Wa’al, I didn’t hire out; I only went to hire out.” “Why did you give up?” “Wa’al, I gave it up for sonic reason or nuther. You see, 1 traveled into a deestriet and inquired for the trustees. Somebody said Mr. Snickles was the man i I wanted to see. So I found Mr. Snickles, named my objie, intorducing myself, and asked what lie thought about lettin' me try my luck with the big boys and unruly gals in the deestriet. lit* wanted to know if l raally considered myself capable; and 1 told him I wouldn’t mind his asking me a few easy questions in ’rithmetic and jographv or showing my handwriting. Ho said no, never mind, he could tell a good teacher by his gait. ‘Let me sec you walk otF a little ways,’ says he, ‘and l can toll jis’s well; I heard you examined,* says he. He sot in the door as In* spoke, and I thought he looked a little skittish. Hut I was | consid’rable frustrated, and didn’t mind much; so I turned about and walked on i as smart as knowed 1 how. He said he’d j tell mo when to stop; so I kep oil till l , thought Iliad gone far enough. Then I s’peoted suthin was to pay, and 1 looked round. Wa’al, the door was shot and Snickles was gone!” r customs ix gexea. One of the queerest of Genevese cus toms is their manner of conducting their auctions. When a man bids, a wax taper is lit, and bis bid holds good as long as the taper lasts. A taper is lit for every bidder. Of course the last and highest bidder Ims the best chance. Alongside of the auction should be placed the other queer custom the Gen evese have, of making the world, as far as in them lies, to stand still for a cou ple of hours in the middle of the day. Nothing can keep your ordimuy citizen of Geneva from throwing everything aside at noon and going to dinner. The banker locks up bet-wen twelve and two going on with business in the afternoon. Even tin* eoaeliman, that you have taken by tin* hour, will want to leave you be tween 12 and 1 o’clock. The fact is, there has bee n nothing on the Genevese stomach but bread and codec since the night before. It is unquestionably the meagerness of their breaklasts which makes them so prompt to disappear be tween 12 and 2. (WM A UAUIC. The most familiar objects about us are I often least understood, and probably few j ! can pause to ask the question, what is ; I gum arabic, and from whence it comes? . ' In Morocco, about the middle of No- j vomber (that is, after the rainy season), l a gummy juice exudes spontaneously i from the trunk and branches of the j acacia. It gradually thickens in the furrow down which it runs, and assumes j the form of oval and round drops about ; the size of a pigeon’s egg, of dill’erent colors, as it comes from the red or white gum tree. About the middle of Decem ber the Moors encamp on the borders of the forest, and the harvest lasts a full month. The gum is packed in large feather sacks, and transported on the backs of camels and bullocks to sea ports for shipment. The harvest occa sion is made one of great rejoicing, and the people for the time being almost live on gum, which is nutritious and fatten, ing. Such is the commercial story of this simple but very useful article. Tin: JHCIIEST MA X IX THE WOULD. This enviable person is probably the Khedive of Egypt. His yearly income is £*.*>o,ooo,ooo, and lie lias twenty-live richly furnished palaces within the walls of Cairo. He is vastly more progressive than the Sultan, his Turkish master; is rapidly extending liis dominions, build in;'; railroads, and making commercial im provements, and will ultimately become independent of Turkish dominion. He I is at present making arrangements for the connection of a railroad up the Nile to Dongola, and thence across the desert to London, which country he will make one of his own provinces. Tt lias been remarked of him that “the Viceroy, upon any throne in Europe, would be the greatest monarch of the age.” He is not only a prince but a merchant, a cap italist, a statesman and a cultivator. He 1 sleeps only four hours out of twenty four, and at his desk center liis railroads, steamship lines, telegraphs, postal ser vice, private estates, sugar mills, cotton culture, army, naval and civil service. “ You see that Thurlow Weed has given up smoking, my son,” remarked a ( gentleman to his son. “Well, I mean to do the same,” replied hopeful, “when | I reach liis age.” The boy had read the | newspapers. vo Dei a x aossir. There never was a census of Ireland till this century. Bjounson, the celebrated Norwegian nwelist, has embraced Methodism. The Emperor of Austria has a mania for collecting tin* skulls of celebrated criminals. Count von Hei st has gone into bank ruptcy, on account of unfortunate stock speculations. There are in the German lunatic asylums 11 persons who believe they are Emperor William. A relic hunter from Maine was caught plucking the tail of one of Queen Vic toria’s stable dogs. In England there are 2,000,000 draft and pleasure horses, besides 100,000 agricultural horses. The richest university in the world is that <>f Leyden, in Holland. Its real ■ estate is worth over $4,000,000. Rochefort has become so emaciated by his imprisonment that his most inti mate friends are hardly able to recognize him. It is estimated that three thousand infants in England are annually smoth ered by their mothers laying on them in led. A party of Frenchmen, for a frolic, < ut off another’s moustache, for which they had the pleasure of paying him $2,000. The horse on which Cardigan rode, when he led the famous charge of the Light Brigade, lias just died, aged 30. ; He survived his gallant master four j ! years. Bkassey, the great English railway contractor, lmilt, during his life*, (>,780 ; miles of railway, in England, Ireland j and Scotland, Canada, India and the j Argentine Republic. The heaviest brain on record was re cently found in the skull of a London bricklayer who could neither read nor write. Its weight was sixty-seven ounces. This will be gall and bitterness to the phrenoli >gists. The English republicans have achieved a Hag for their future commonwealth. I t resembles the French tri-color, and is a combination of green, white and blue, tlie idea being that the green will repre sent fertility, the white is to stand for purity, and the blue for the sky under which all men are equal. A rumor comes across the sea that Louis Napoleon, the ex-Emprexs Eugenio, and the former Prince Im perial of France intend coming to our hospitable shores early next spring, and traveling through tin* length and breadth of the continent during tin* entire summer. rrUUEXT ITEMS. K ansas Penitentiary board is 17 \ cents a day. Go West. There are *220 Jewish synagogues in the United States. Pittsburgh steel has been made to ! stand a test of 240,000 pounds to the ! square inch. A pumpkin pie ten feet in diameter I and four feet deep was the chief feature of a California dinner recently. In Brooklyn, N. Y., the police rely upon the press to give them the earliest information of dog lights and gambling resorts. A Wisconsin man has a plan for light ing Chicago by means of a huge lantern, lighted by IS calcium lights, mounted on a lofty tower. Trees which sprang up in the ruins of the Aspinwall Hotel, at Panama, which was burnt about two years ago, are now thirty feet high. Some time ago it was proposed in Glasgow to raise a fund by means of shilling subscriptions for the erection of a monument in memory of Robert Burns. The amount now received in shillings is .s.*>, 113. The President calls the course hitherto pursued toward tin* Mormons “a shilly shally policy,” and he declares that if necessary hi* will place Phil Sheridan at Salt Lake with 10,000 troops, and will enforce the laws without war. Dr. Talmage’s Tabernacle, recently destroyed by fire in Brooklyn, was the largest and, excepting Plymouth Church, probably the most widely known house of worship in the country. Its nominal seating capacity was about 4,000, but it would hold, without crowding, nearly 0,000 persons. Tup following Texas towns are now the terminus each of a railroad: Austin, Waco, Cuero, Longview, Troupe, Mc- Kinney, Denison and Huntsville; and railroad work is progressing more rapid ly than was ever known in the history of Texas. Railroads have more than dou bled in length in the State within the past year. A wag inspecting a farmer’s last in stallment of pork at the Detroit market, recently, picked up a ten-pound stone and deposited it in one of the porkers and then loudly berated tlie farmer for trying to cheat in weight. Tlie farmer looked at the stone, at tlie crowd, felt the thrust, and growled to himself: “Hang me, but I thought I put it in the small hog!” .1 s.\ i), sa n stor >\ Twenty-five years ago, says a lettcr writur, a company of young people, fann ers’ sons ami daughters, to the number of thirty-two, drove in the early morning down to the ancient little city of Amboy, N. J., to embark in a sloop for a sail dmvn the waters of one of the prettiest hays that wash the Atlantic coast. Ar rived at Handy Hook, they feasted, fished and frolicked and flirted, too, no doubt, j for the wash-tub and the dairy can never i deprive the daughters of Eve of their i prerogative. At the close of the after noon they prepared for a glorious bath in the surf of Florida Grove, the young men retiring round the point, leaving their fair friends in unembarrassed en joyment of the situation. Upon their return tin* young farmers saw a sight that might, well st rike terror to the stout est. heart. The cruel undertow had ! sucked the poor girls down to their deaths, and the waves had cast their bodies on to the sands from whence they had dashed so merrily into the rolling surf a short half hour before, and not one of the whole party was left alive. Sadly the young men bore the remains of sisters, friend and sweetheart back to their homes, now made desolate indeed, and wide-spread was the grief and anguish in the hitherto happy township iscataway. There was not a family j that did not mourn the loss of a beloved child and daughter; and such was the shock produced by the terrible occur rence throughout the whole State of New Jersey that the memory of it is pre served to this day, and the story told by those who listened to it first, perhaps, from the lips of a sorrowful eye-witness. / seni:ase of h /•;. 1 ltil Business, as a whole, was never more prosperous than it is at present; there never was a time when the un skilled workmen received sueli high wages; and it is the fault of the laborer himself if he is not securing a home and independence. The one great drawback is that our people will not bo as economi cal as they ought to be. There is too much spent upon dress; there is not that frugality in housekeeping which would conduce alike to health and comfort. \Ye have not yet learned to live well and j cheaply, and this remark applies to al most every household in the land. Our girls are not brought up to understand and to do housework; there are too many servants in the house, and there are servants where it would be much bet ter that there were none. The daugh ters of well-to-do people think it beneath them to go into the kiteken and get din ner; in fact, very few of them could do it. This is all wrong. There is nothing which gives a higher degree of health, there is no exercise which is so invigorat ing, none which gives a brighter glow to the chock, none which makes purer blood than that of housework. Think of it, mothers, and give your daughters a thorough insight into this department of woman’s labor. A nw TUI SO ox ICE. Billy Kelly, a compositor, who recent- I ly left Omaha for Sioux City, returned yesterday, in company with John Henry, another compositor, the two boys having j i skated most of the distance from Sioux City down the Missouri river. They : left that place Sunday morning at half- * past ( o’clock, and skated all day, laying j up over night at a section house of the j Sioux City and Pacific railroad. Next morning they resumed their trip at day- | light, arriving at Missouri Valley June- I tion about 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, ! a distance, by the river, of about ‘2OO , miles from the starting point. During j their travels Kelly froze both ears, his cheek, —of which he has plenty,—and 1 one heel; while Henry escaped with two | frozen ears. This is probably one of I the most remarkable and perilous skat ing feats ever undertaken in this country, j The boys arc to-day sticking type in the j /h r office, and it will probably be some , time before they undertake another j similar spin on the ice.— Omaha tin , Dee. 24. CURIOUS FACTS ABOUT NEWBPA 1 FEES. Mr. 1). \V. Wilder, in the leading ar ticle in the JCttHMUt M tffazin'’, has some . facts to tell, old and new, concerning “Newspapers.” He has been at the . trouble of measuring a quadruple sheet [ of the New York lie raid, and states, among other things of which few liews - | poper readers are aware, that the num | her he has measured “contains 900,000 I ‘ems,’” while Mark Twain’s new book, | an octavo of 591 pages, contains only | 8130,000 ems, and that this one copy of ’ the Herald would make an octavo con j tabling 89 more pages than Twain’s ' j book. Mr. Wilder adds that “the price 1 i of the book is $4.50, of the paper four ' j cents;” and for the further enlighten | ment of people who do not appreciate i big newspapers and who may not he fa ’ ! miliar with Twain’s books, says, “three • | copies of this quadruple sheet daily * i Herald would contain a fourth more matter than the common English Bible, Apocrypha included.” t A correspondent of the Richmond : jXcwß proposes to pay off the debt of the i State by establishing a grand lottery, the highest prize to be SIOO,OOO. “ / AM 4 WOMAXr I am a woman —therefore I may not Call to him, cry to him, Fly to him, Pray him delay not. And when he cornea t*i mo, 1 muKt sit quiet; Still as a stone is. Harder and wilder. If my heart riot - - Crush and defy it! should I grow bolder Say one dear thing to him, All my life ding to him, Cling to him What t< > atone i.s Enough for my sinning ! Tliis were the cost t<> me, This were my winning— That he were lost to me! Not as a lover at last if he parted fr >m me, Tearing my heart from me— Hurt beyond cure— Calm and demure Then my behavior; Showing no sign to him Hy look of mine to him, What he has been to me, Pity me—lean to me— Christ—O my Savior! — Scribner'* for January. 1.1 /iIETIES. Joint education -Gymnastics. In tents excitement -Panic in a circus. A grant for the West- The emi-graut. Tjiec<mdiment f<>r late dinners—Ketch up. Pies that suit the Celestials—Pup pies. Which is the oldest tree? The elder, of course. Congressmen, like corns, are often paired off. The height of adversity—Pledging your word. People who sell hay do business on a “large scale.” Good places for match-making-—Sul phur springs. When a man’s necktie is untied, how untidy he looks! It is not considered civil to ask a milk man for a piece of chalk. A man who was never troubled with his mother-in-law —Adam. Puget Sound is to be the great lumber region of the future. Casual-ties —Those placed upon rail road tracks by wreckers to throw trains off It is strange that somu liuch coal sold he found when it is constantly sought j “in vein.” The Rock River Methodist Conference, of Illinois, lias voted to forbid any more Masonic ceremonies in laying church cor ner-stones. A Vermont school-teacher insisted that “yellow” was “yaller,” find he Hog ged a pupil almost to death to convince him of it. The New York ('ommerciu! Advert inrr answers a correspondent “Englishman” thus: “No; the inhabitants of Buffalo are not at all quadrupeds. Many of them have but two legs, and frequently find even that number more than they can conveniently manage. NOIIOOL-BOY OHAMMAIt. Flog is a vrli, Ami ho is wlinck ; Can'' iH a noun, Ami ho is back; i Anil lazy boyrt go to nlccp, Ami through their lubhouh crawl ami creep, Ami atutter and utammer, Must hco the noun and feci tin* verb To help them in their grammar. A forgetful. young woman out West, j the other night, aroused the imates of a ! hotel to which her bridal trip had led, |on account of finding a man in her ! room. The trifling circumstance of her I marriage that morning had quite escaped her memory, and it was not until sum mary justice was about to be visited on the offender, that she happened to recol i lect it. / 1.0 VE TO STEM.." A well-known Connecticut clergyman j had a deacon who insisted upon leading j the siging at the prayer-meetings. Ho i was a great blunderer, and lie sang all i the sad and melancholy tunes lie could j think of. The hymn was given out: . 44 1 love to steal awhile away.” I The deacon began: “I love to steal”— to Hear, where he broke down. He j started with Dundee—“l love to steal.” ; The third time lie commenced and broke down, when the pastor arose and gravely said: “I am sorry for our brother’s pro pensity— will some brother pray?” There is a man in Kentucky who, during the late war, had an arm shot oil', and who lias since then had his leg broken by a fall from a horse, his re maining baud “ chawed up” by a thrash ing machine, one of his eyes put out by running against a fei c 4 rail, and half his ribs caved in by the kick of a mule. He lias not us yet marie any lecturing eu gagemf nts. A FEi.r.ow has been blowing out tlio gas again at Auburn, N. Y. His room was broken into in time to save his life In the morning he came down and re marked: “That gas must have leaked considerably last night.” Upon being assured that it had, lie innocently, inquired: “Did it run over and spoil the carpet anywhere?” At the sale, in Selma, Ala., a few days ago, of the Great Eastern Circus, the elephant was bought by Mr. DoHavue for §IO,OOO. Six bay horses brought §3,400. The den containing the lioness and cubs, §6,085. The Bengal tiger and leopards, §6,900. The buffaloes, §4OO each. The ring horses sold at from §SOO to §I,OOO each.