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TO FAKMKH HOVS.
•:'HI nil- or c.'in» i» «'0ru
m,.T inii..«i" tl-" 1'low
,,i tmu-om: .Imy mcru
T,i v, wlili I'o.ili-d brow
:.-Iwill I st:iy to mow
iV ijil. il thojvnit -.1 li.i
.In th.- Riv::t oily will ^o,
Wbrre voUU'i" guinea by
Tut. lilt MY man! hush ui that HOIH
I.! i- i-.'iom In- yonr :niI«•
•I'll It .11 1 IKI Ot wv iltli my leail jvil wrong
M..1 wo .1 yon on 111• tiile.
-v 11 witli iin' ii^'oii tlii stone
Vein i. im will t.iki- no liarm
1 v.. itm'i kin r^ mum throne,
t-'ri" Kiu :M upon a farm.
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know,
h, tl 11 .'...ill i'V.1 talio.
Tin li.u'V.st will \oiii- toil r. («:iy
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A:• -:r..'.v* thr.-n -ti I'c- Minuy
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11• s. iii\ frii'iul. to yon,
It nriv In
r.nt 'I tl
truth 1 I II.
x.-rv liar.l to tin
wlio do it wi II.
Alt
To
hi rre.-nhliini VOII must vlitul
ThO ro:I JLI IN .•iini. i'i'iiil ^IIOIM.S:
.ti m.iy in H'ltot :i»'li tin* I mil,
y,.ii ii IJ l.i'i 1 on tin r.'t-l,
"i |M\ rt.i.n on tl'.,' i.n in.
I 11.• ii: rain may not In1 -old,
In \,.n no
alarm,
IN I! IS AS I AS IJOUI.
I' up your WKP. :niil I'iil your team
pr O'l til.- Ilol.lo plow.
Ai.'l .lo e. li tan ,U- iliv.un
V.. U'U.l v. youthful hivw.
In v«-ir 1 to riin\ lt lnMivii roil
111,
Von'il li.,- lio in tlif arm
Ai111 ay, "youM l. tfi l'" at liomo
.1 t. rin."
ScUctrt Blisccllnnt).
.11V MUST 1,11:.
1 never intended telling ft lio, for I had
r.l\v i\s L- OH taught that it WAS wicked ami
lisl.t^nr.«lilc to speak falsely. My niotli
04 u'ul lather had often said" that to me at
iiioiv, heard the same thing at niv Sun
it .-••Jioi'l, ami from my teacher at day
s, iuiol, when lie found out tlmt any of lii*
Ni-ho'.ai'* had bt-en guilty of tolling tilings
tii wevo untrue, Iliad seen lit- picture
nt J"l:Wasliiiv.'ton s(iitidin«» iiy tho
r'n tryo with his littli* baiclii't. in liift
a .l. and know hy heart this story of tho
cat and oond man, who said, ''Father I
'!l a lio."
ra-i that was to do, I lind often
uoiit. uiid woiidi'ivdTVhy people said RO
ulior.t tiio aueedoteof tlifi cherry tree
i.Irs, I read my bible, andcauio jieross
.t at many tests ftbcmt tho sin ot lying
th
I tiio p'.mishnient of liars, so in my
I had arnedto huve more contempt
t'n3 l»i-y, who was pointed out to mc as
'V that told lies," than I
-e
I
had
t', .r the sin. I folt myself entirely
o.iod to associate witli sneh eemtempti
||, iin-, llowM ttnlil well, after I told my
In I li(. I will toll you how it wtw done,
ii ..! -h p.-ijno!him» like a blush conies even
i,. .M- ii i:y •.sfinkltd cheeks when I recall
ii wivy, fur I have nyver foiootten it,
tite %iii »f a little fair-haired.: smooth-skin
lir.i hoy.
On,' 1 Winter liiyht, nftev I had put
oi'i my liu'ht and was just about getting ill
a hi I, sul't t.-ather hod, lny lather cauie
near my d•""!' and said, "Charles did yon
|nil away the woodfrotn the kitchen stove?'
1 !e sitate.l as I stood shivering by my
J•, li.-.ii!" a moment before I replied.
"Ii you did not you nuist yo down now
oid attondtail,','. s:iid lily father. "Your
(,,, it her s.ty.-! it can not bo left thero all
ln'ht.
r.v.-ry second it seemed ro\vinc colder
the lij.'iil the kitchen wan ont, and tlve
in -, too, I prusumed by that time. I would
to pii down alonipi those pold black
(.ti: iicv were always as cold as tireen
la id. 1 tii'n lit, and my bed seemed so
v.,LI in and ti iiiPlini What difference could
ii make alt-rail This all flashed thrcngh
lTU mind bi-fore lather asked ayain, "Ilavo
yyti tui'-oit«jn it, tJliarloH.
"Nn, lathi r," 1 called in aloud voico.
It's all rijjht then- good liijjht."
vXU I repeated,. and shivered
tnoriT thnn ever before,
I plunged iu my featherbed, and drew
tin dotiu over my head, thinking I would
soiHI bo asleep, I had btcn so sleepy only
:i.l'ew nijiiTiteii before, but I turned and
-tosued alMjiifc for a long time, trad was very
1'i-tleSS,
"r»hn\v," I exclaimed,
-'what
possible-
ditlV'iviir'e cau it make.
Hut felt mean, I was contemptible, and
I toll too, that had lost of parted with
something that had been very dear tome
iiiu thiiiy that, would have mndo mo hap
pier if I hsul kept it. I was very cross
will myself, not at all sorrowful that 1 lnvd
committed a .sin, and I could not gel to
fdeep until I made some kind of a compro
mise witli my conscience, and resolved to
,• to mother early in tho morning and tell
her that I did not put the wood away as
sin had ordered before she discovered this
herself.
I went to sleep after that, but I was still
very uneomiortable, for after I had fallen
ash ep bad dreams came to annoy me, and
union.!* other disagreeable OIIPH 1 dreamed
that the house was on |tire and the smoke
.n choking mo. 1 coughed and started
up, and as 1 did so a loud and fearfnl cry
liourtlie stivet rang in uiy cars. "Fire!
lire lire shouted a voice directly under
my window.
I could nut move for a moments, seconds
I should sav, but at such limes seconds
-einfd niomeuttf and moments like hours.
Then I felt certain thai our house was in
deed OH tiro, and my dream was a true one,
for the smoke in my loom wan no thick it
almost stilled me.
I ran to the front window and then to the
back, and, though I could not seo the
II .lines, smoke was pouriug in dense clouds
0 itofthu kitchen window, and I could
hear the flames rising. My father was np.
an 1 alter hurriedly dressing wo were sent
owl' to a neighbors house l'or safety and
protection while my father remained be
hind wilh a few friends who had been
oil. cd by the cry of tiro, and were assisting
hi in in trying to extinguish tho flames.
There was little hope of doing this, they
KMi:l, tho house was built of wood, it was
very old and dry, and our cistern was fro
zen so hard no water could bo procured
nulil the ice was broken with an ax. The
tnow was half a foot deep on tho ground.
1 could si:o where we watched in breathless
•oiiiety the brightred reflection of the cruel
time s"
through tho cracked and broken
.\.s of our kHcbcn window.
•'There is no hope, I beliove,"said moth
(sadly,'-"for tho house is like tinder. Ev
11 thing v. ill be lost, 1 am afraid."
O, I I'L.uiot describe my feelings. It was
i'.'.-Miy to hear one say to another, "How
ih I (,.!• fire?" And I heard one or two
li «he-p' rs about carelessness. When
.-• in a sad voice, without look
:'.i: r.f mo i.ittre was some wood left too
ie ,u-the stove," I knew of what slio was
thinking, though sho said nothing lo me.
loiuldhavo stood that better, but there
wi.s nothing for mo to do but stand there
:i:id wnlch the devouring flame, and with
the consciousness that I did it all it waB'
all my fault. I saw tho firo seeming to
ei higher and higher, and then fo.eling
in iii.li iiulpK'..iiic:-:ri, tuid thinking this a
jo
si
punishment for my sin, I turned away
heart sick, and prayed us earnestly as I
ha .ei ver in my life for forgiveness from
(in \v!io hold the elements iu his hand,
and I",- luel'i
I could not believe it when, halfan hour
a lie r, some onu camo miming in anil ex
'lamieil, "The wo rat is over, wo will soon
inii out tho lire." I trembled, and then I
•..out to mother, and putting my arms
und her, I whispered, "l'oryivo me
taolher, forgive me 1"
iVhei) lather caiuo tons ho looked very,
tiled and pale, lie had been working with
desperalion, and said he did not suppose
he could save anything when the fire was
TP :l discover*, d, but the cistern was very
in th" hoti: e, it wan a still, quiet night,
an I his neighbors had worked with might
and main.
••How much worse it might have been,"
said mother. "How thankful we should
bo that we have made such a narrow escape.'
"Vf-s, indeed," said father, "ft very nar
row ''ape, but that is not tho worst part
ol it. 1 did not know until to night that my
o'i v.'a a JiHi'."
My motivr e.puht 1 jjand and led him
intoanoth'i roe.,, i'atlier iliil not once
look at mo not once at the liar*
1 have never forgotten that night. Fa
ther loir'avo mo, lie said, but I knew that
he mis' rusted me tor a long time afterward
and I do no! wontl"r, for I well deserved ii,
and, though it was very mortiliyiiig and
/lard to bear, it mado inn humbler, and
taught mo to havo less eonlideiice in my
or-iV ability to keep in tho steady, narrow
puih unaided by heavenly strength, and
assisted me in looking upward for guidance
|,. One who pities our weakness and
Mn net hens our hearts in the hour of temp
tation. 1 am an old man now, and I can
never forget my first lie.
A proposition to change .the divorce
JU-AH in being freely discussed in Washing
ton. AH the law II IW stands, conjugal inli
|, lily is the oniy cause lor which the courts
of the Dinlrict aie authorized lo dissolve a
matrimonial con'racl Iriely made without
It,aid. The law proposed authorizes di
vorces, in the discretion of the Chancellor,
I',i• other causes'. Thi:: law was inlioditced
in Congress last winb r, but it met with
strong ojipositton, ami its passage ut tho
next session is considered doubtful.
HISIOKY or A WAIF.
An Incident of 1 lie Kr«*liet of IS47
An lufuil FloatluK nil Niglil In l»e
Klood—WhHt llrcnine of Ilvr.
Tho Cincinnati Times tells a very iuter
esting and lomantic story heard us above,
which is worth repeating if true, and if a
fancy sketch," it is so well gotten up tlmt
it can easily bo credited, on tho ground
that "truth is Htranger than fiction." At
all events we give thosnbstuueoofthe story
as it appears in thoTitnos, ami which when
condensed reads "lliusly:"
During the groat tlood ot 1S-17, when tho
Ohio river so far overleaped the bounds of
propriety as to come up to lV.rl street
without any invitation, a groat many dwel
lings located on the river banks were swept
nwav
and-cam© 'floating down the pitiless
tide", "1.088 of file not unlVoiiuently attend
ad these disasters, as when a family un
conscious of their danger were asleep in
their beds when the water rose about their
house ami lifting it from itr foundations
Iioiv it away amid tho darkness and the
turbulent tlood.
On the west bank of the Ohio at that
time between Marietta and I'omcroy stood
an humble dwelling occupied by a small
farmer and his wife, together with five
children, tho youngest an infant girl a little
over a voav old. 'The river rose during the
.lit while the lamily were iu bod. Tho
•eking of the house as the surging waters
claimed
it awoke the inmates, and through
niol
oivat
ami hasty evert ion the fanner was en
abled to get all his family, as he supposed,
to a place ot safety, though he lost every
thing else. Standing ou a little eminence
near bv, ho saw, through the gloom of that
dreadful night, his house with all its con
tents, .\ield itself to tho grasping and
avaricious flood, and tlout down ("lie rhor,
where it was soon lost in darkness, lie
supposed all were saved, lajt, alas it was
soon discovered that their infant girl was
missing.
In the contusion and excitement of tho
moment the baby was left asleep on its bed
and had been swept away to destruction
with the house. Great was the grief of tho
parents at the loss of their youngest born,
ami although duo efforts wero mado to
learn whether or not she had been rescued,
nothing was hoard of her, and it was very
naturally siipposod she was drowned in tho
river.
Such, however,was not her fate. A hun
dred miles below where this dwelling was
swept
away, some person on the liver bank
the
next
morning saw something peculiar
floating down ou the current. They
thought it wan the loitu oi an uifaut A
bojit Was prortired, and tho objoot was in
deed found to be an infant girl, sleeping
calmly and profoundly upon a bed.
Slio was taken iu charge by a family in
tho vicinity, who took such means as they
knew to ascertain to whom the child be
longed, but tin re was no clue to guide
them, and soon tho little waif that had
floated down them came to be consider
ed as their own child. Ifeimvliilo the
waif grew into a beautiful girl, and became
as dear to her adopted parents as though
she Wis their own. She had mourned for
"mamma" a little time, but ere long all
recollections ot her early surroundings
were but dim and shadowy, and her new
parents and her new home became all-in-all
to her. A tew yearn after the family
moved into Illinois, settling ou a farm near
Chicago. Tho man prospered thCi'e. and
was enabled to give hi# beautiful Ohio vjyer
foundling an education titling her prices
of peivon, her amiability aud her virtues.
A short time ago her hand was sought in
marriago by a worthy young farmer iu the
vicinity of where she lived, consent ob
tained, aud the happy day appoiuted.
One day the family wero iu Chicago, pur
chasing her wedding outfit. At a dry goods
store a clerk who was waiting on thein
obgqrv^l onr Ueorine intently, aud scorned
tjngjWafly tvflVctedr-Bo much so to at
tract attention.J
"Excuse me," ho said in some confusion,
addressing the young lady, "don't be oli'eii
ded at my staring at yon, but the truth is
you area perfect picture of'a sister of niiue
at home, aud I couldn't help thinking you
looked jinst as another sister of mine would
have looked, who was swept down the Ohio
iu a great lrosliet aud was lost."
The words attracted tho attention of the
young lady's adopted parents. Theresem
blance spoken of, and the incident of the
freshet taken in conjunction, could hardly
have failed to do that. Explanations fol
lowed, and it wa* pretty satisfactorily con
cluded that the" clerk and the young lady
were brother aud sister, as indeed, was af
terward proved to be the case.
Her parents, too, had-emigrated to Illi
nois, audi Jjved juojT (jir from her own home.
"Tile fafiiilieft weto "brdught together, and
what was before believed to be true was
established beyond question, when the bed
on which the child was found was produc
ed, aud tho garments she wore for what
frugal housewife wouldn't recognise one of
her own beds, and what mother would not
remember the garments worn by her favor
ite babe
Thero is little moro to tell. Onr heroine
was married to the husband of her choice
last week, and had the satisfaction of hav
ing her own as well as her adopted parents
nt tlio wedding. We don't consider it ne
cessary to give tho names of tho parties,
but the story is a true one, and we had the
facts from ouo who is thoroughly convers
ant with them.
A Woman I'rciu liiiig in a Trance*
From tlie Cleveland HcraLl.
Mrs. Nancy Birney was born March 20,
1807, near Cadiz, Ohio. Her father reared
thirteen children, of whom live boys aud
four girls are still liviug. At the ago of
18, while pitching a load of hay from a
wagon into a mow, she was struck by light
ning, which paralyzed tho light half of her
body, from tlio crown of her head down.
Sho was entirely insensible two hours.
She recovered, and at the age of 23 yonrs
married Mr. Kirney. They are considered
wealthy, having a fine farm and a good
brick residence about one mile east of Tip
pecanoe. They have reared three children,
two sons aged respectively 39 and 28 years,
aud one daughter aged 2G—all married and
iu good circumstances. Mr. Birney is an
exemplary inemb«r of the Methodist Epis
copal Church, bnt his wife belongs to the
Presbyterian Church, bnt sho says is not a
scctariau in any seuse whatever.
About 23 years ago she was suddenly
taken ill, as was supposed, and while in au
unconscious state delivered a religious dis
course. From that time until the present
these spells have come upon her reg
ularly every two weeks. At first they oc
curred on week days, but for the past twen
ty years they have invariably happened on
'Sunday nt about 10 o'clock a. in. For a
long titno the house was crowded on her
preaching days, but latterly the novelty
"of
tho case has ceased to excite the wonder of
the neighborhood, and tliose who now at
tend her preaching are mostly persons
from a distance. But rain or shine, sum
mer or winter, whether there be a crowd or
only her own family present, she regularly
passes into an unconscious state and do
livers a religions discourse, always one
hour to an hoar and thirty minutes in du
ration.
She affi ms most solemnly, that sho is not
conscious before nor after her discourses,
of a single word that she utters. Indeed
it was a long time before her family aud
frieuds could convince her that sho spoke
at all while in this strange state of oblivious
ness as to what is xassing in the outer
world around her.
WHIPPING OXEN.—It is a cruel and gen
erally useless act of barbarism to whip ox
en yet many farmers are in tlie habit of
continually keeping tho whip going when
teaming their cattle. Instead of inviting
tho animals to exeitio.i by proper words,
tho lirst imitation poor crcaturers havo
from their master tlmt he desires them to
start, is the cut of the whip or a prick from
tho goad. This is not only savage but
absolutely wicked: and wholly unneces
sary. Another practice that is often seen
if that of pounding and thrashing tho
oxen because they don't readily back a
load, when they have not been learned to
back an empty cat down hill. I have no
doubt that the selling value of many a
yoke of oxen is depreciated from twenty
five to seventy-five dollars by being abused
in this way. If animals aro desired to
work, they mnst first be taught to work,
and when they understand what is wanted
of them, they will cheerfully comply. But
there is a better way to communicato your
desires to tlicin than through the whip.
'Kindness and skillful management is far
better, ltenicmber that "a merciful man
is merciful to his beast."—The I'taplc.
DKATH VUOM SINO H.\IU l)I'K. Dr. .T. M.
Wither wax, an old anil esteemed citizen of
Davenport, Iowa, and a prominent man in
his profession, died sometime last June,
alter a painful illness, it was announced
at tho time that his diseaso was chronic
diarrhoea, but it appears from tho
report of
a committee appointed by tho Medical As
sociation of that city, lo look into tho mat
ter and ascertain the true cause, that death
was caused by tho use of hair dye. It ap
pears that for some time previous to his
death the Doctor lia been using a com
pound upon his hair and whiskers that tio^,
taiued a solution of load. A post mwuni
examination reveals tho fact that tho lead
had entered tho system through tho roots
of tho hair in poisflnous quantities, and its
presence was detected in tho vital organs.
Tho nature of the dye is given, but it is as
sorted that lead is nsed iu all hair dyes.
.—A Cincinnati gentleman has bought ten
thousand acres of land in Tennessco upon
which to establish a colony.
(General JiuteUiqeitcr.
T11E POWELL EXPEDITION.
Letters up to June 43—RiinnlHg the
Unpldx— siernerjr of the Cnnonu—Ac
cltleiiln »iid Exciting Adventures.
Corrcspontlonco of Tho Chicago Tribune.
COI.ORAPO itIVnit EXPLOMXO KXIT.I'ITION,
ECHO PARK, MOUTH OF HEAR liivnu,
Juno is, 186'.).
On the 8th onr boats entered the Canon
ofLodoro—a nanio suggested by one of
the men, and it has been adopted. We
soon cauio to rapids, over which the boats
had to bo taken with liues. Wo hnd a suc
cession of these nntil noon. I must explain
the plan of running theae places. The light
boat Ihiinta Dean, with two good oarsmen
and myself, explore them, then with a flag
I signal tho boats to advance, and guide,
them by signals around dangerous rocks.
When we come to rapid* tilled with boul
ders, I sometimes find it necessary to walk
along the shore for examination. If
'ih
thought possible to run, tho light boat pro
ceeds. It not, tlie otheis are flagged to
come on to the head ot tho dangerous
place, and we let down with lines, or make
a portage.
At the foot of one of these runs early in
the afternoon, I found a place whore it
would be necessary to make a portage, and
signalling the boals to come down
I walked along the bank to
examine tho ground for tho portage, and
left one of the men of my bo it to signal
tho others to land at the right point. I
soon saw one of tho boats land all right,
and felt no moro caro about tliom. Hut
tivo minutes after I heard a shout, and,
looking round, saw. ono of the boats com
ing over tho falls. Captain Rowland, of
the No Natne, had not soon the signal in
time, and tho swift current lia carried
him to the brink. I saw that his going
over was inevitable, and turned to save the
third boat. Iu two minutes more 1 saw
that turn tho point and head to shore, and
so I went after the boat going over tbe
falls. The first fall was net givat, only two
or three feet, and wo had often run such,
but below it continued to tumble down
twenty or thirty feet more, in a channel
filled with dangerous rocks that broke the
waves into whirlpools and beat them into
foam. I turned jnst to see the boat strike
a rock and throw the men and cargo out.
Still they clung to their sides, and clamber
ed in again aud saved two of tho oars, but
she was full of water, and they could not
manage her. Still down tho river thev
went, two or three hundred yards to
An­
other rocky rapid just as bad, and the boat
struck again amidships, and was
dashed to pieces. Tho men were thrown
into thej riye? and carried beyond
my sight. Very soou I turned the point
and could see a mnn'« head above t! wa
ters seemiugly washed about by a whirl
pool below a rock. This was Frauk Good
man clinging to the rock, with a grip on
which life depended. As I came opposite
I saw Ilowland trying to goto his aid from
th£ kk'.ud. He finally got near enough to
Frank to ?e*.?h him the end of a pole, and
letting go the roak, bo grasped it, and was
pulled ont. Seneca Howlnud, the captain's
brother, was washed lnrther down the isl
and on to some rocks, and managed to get
on shoro in safety, excepting some bad
bruises. This seemed a long time, but
'twas quickly done. Aud now the three
pjen wero on tho island with a daugerouR
riy.er on each side, aud falls below. The
Emma J)ean was soon got down, and Sum
ner, one of tlio men of my boat, started
with it for the island. JJigbt skilfully lie
plaved his oars, and a few strokes set him
at the proper point, and back he brought
his cargo of inon. Wo were its glad to
shake hands with them as if they had been
on a voyage round tho world and wrecked
ou a distant coast.
Down the river half a mile we found that
the after-cabin of the boat, with part of the
bottom ragged and splintered, had floated
against a rock, aud stranded. There were
valuable articles in tho cabin, but on ex
'amiuatiou wo concluded that life should
not be risked to save them. Of course,
tho cargo of rations, iusirmneii's and
clothing wa.s gone. So wo went up to the
boats and made a camp for the night. No
sleep would como to ne jn those dark
hours before the day. Rations, instru
ments, Ac., had been divided among the
boats for safety, and wo started with dupli
cates of everything that was a necessity to
success but in the distribution there was
one exception, and the barometers wove alj
lost. There was a possibility that the bar
ometers were in the cabin lodged against a
rock on the island—that was the cabin in
which they had been kept. Bnt then how
to get to it? And the river was rising—
would it be there to morrow Could I go
out to Salt Lake and get barometers from
New York Well, I thought of many
plans before nioruiug, and determined to
get them from the island, if they were
there.
After breakfast, tlio men started to make
the portago, and I walked down to look at
the wreck. There it was still on the island,
ouly carried fifty or sixty feet further on.
A closer examination of the ground showed
me that it could be easily reached.
That afternoon Sumner and Hall volun
teered to tako the little boat and go to the
wreck. They started, reached it and out
came the barometers. Then the boys set
up a shout. I joined them, pleased that
they too should be so glad to save the in
struments. When the boat lauded ou our
side I found that the oidy things saved
from the wreck were the three barometers,
the package of thermometers and a two-gal
lon keg ot whisky. This was what the men
were shouting about. They bad taken it
it on board unknown to me and I am glad
they did, for they think it does them good
—as they are drenched every day by the
melted 8now that runs down this river from
the summit oftholtocky Mountains—aiul
that is a positive good itself.
Three or four days wore spont iu making
this portage, nearly a mile long, and letting
down the rapids that followed iu quick suc
cession On the night of the 12th, we
camped in a beautiful crove of box elders
on the left bank, and here wc remained two
days to dry onr rations, which were in a
spoiling condition. A rest, too, was needed.
I must not forget to mention that we
found the wreck of a'boat near our own,
that had been carried above high-water
mark, and with it tho lid of a bake-oven,
an old tin plate and other things, showing
that soma one else had been wrecked there
and camped in the canon after the disaster.
This, I think, confirms the story of an at
tempt to run the canon, somo years ago,
that has been mentioned before.
On the 14th, Uowland and I climbed the
walls of the canon, on tho west side, to an
altitude of two thousand feet. On looking
over to the west we saw a park five or six
miles wide and twenty-live or thirty long.
The cliff tormed a wall between tho canon
aud the park, for it was eight hundred feet
down tho west side to the valley. A creek
came winding down tho park twelve hun
dred feet above the river aud cutting tbe
wall by canon, il at last plunged a thou
sand feet by a broken cascade into the riv
er below. The day after, whilo wo madi"
another portage, a peak on tho east side
was climbed by two of tho men, and found
to bo twenty-seven hundred feet high. On
each side of the river, at this point, a vast
amphitheatre has been cut out, with deep,
dark alcoves and massive buttresses, nnd
iu these alcoves grow beautiful mosses aud
ferns.
While tho men were letting the boats down
the rupids, the Maid of the Canon got liar
bow out into tho current too far aud tore
away lrom them, and the second boat was
gono. So it seemed, but sho stopped a
conplo of miles below in an eddy, and we
followed close after. Slie was caught—
damaged slightly by a thump or two oil the
rocks.
Another day was spent on the waves,
among the rocks, and wo came down to Al
covo Creek, and made an early halt for the
night. With Ilowland, I went to explore
the stream, a little mountain brook, com
ing down from the heights into an ulcove
filled with luxuriant vegetation.
Tho camp was mado by group of ce
dars on ono sidq and a mass of dead wil
lows on tho other.
Whilo I was away, a whirlwind camo and
scattered tbe fire among tho dead willows
and cedar .spray, and Boon thero was a con
flagration. The men rnslied for tho boats,
leaving all behind that they could not carry
at first. Even then, they got their clothes
burned and hair singed, and Bradley got his
ear scorched.
Tho cook filled his arms with the mess
kit, and, jumping ou to the boat, stumbled
and threw it overboard, and his load was
lost. Our plates are gone, our spoons-: are
gone, our knives and folks aro gone.
"Watex- ketch em," "Ile-a-p ketch nn."
There aro yet some tin cups, basins aud
camp kettles, and we do just as will as
ever.
When on the boats tho men had to cut,
loose, or tho overhanging willows would
have set tho fleet on lire and IOOHO on the
stream they had to go down, for they weie
just at tho head of rapids that carried thein
nearly a milo where I found them. This
morning we came down to thin point. This
had been a chapter of disasters and toils,
but the Canon of Lodoro was not devoid
of sceuic interest. 'Twas grand beyond
the power of pen to toll. Its waters roared
uuceasingly from the hour wo entered it
until we landed here. No quiet in all that,
lime but its walls and dill's, its peaks aud
crags, its ampitheatres and alcoves, told a
story that I hear yet, and shall hear, and
shall hear,, of beauty and grandeur.
tine 20 1
,WJ.
At tho point wliero tho Bear, or with
greater correctuens tho Yainpa liiver enters
the (ireeu, tho river runs along a rook
about 700 feet high, and a mile long, then
turns sharply around to tho right aud runs
back parallel to its former course for an
other mile, with tho opposite sides oi the
long narrow rock for its bank. On the east
sido of the river, opposite the rock, and
below the Yam pa, is a little park just large
enough for a larui.
Tho river has worn out hollow domes in
this sandstone rock, aud standing opposite
yonr words are repeated with a strange
clearness bill softened, mellow tone. Con
versation in a loud key is transformed into
magical music. You can hardly believe
that 'lis the echo of your own voice. In
some places two or three eolioos come
back, in others tho echoes themselves are
repeated, passing forth and back across
the rivor, for there is another lock making
the eastern wall of tho littlo park. To hear
these echoes well, you must .shout. Somo
thought thoy could count ten or twelve
echoes. To mo they soeniod to rapidly
vanish in multiplicity, auditory, perspect
ive, or jwmtditoi'i/, like the telegraph poles
on an outstretched prairie. I observed this
same phenomenon once before among tho
cliffs near Long's Teak, and was delighted
to meet with it again.
CAMP AT Motrrn OF WISTFU RIVKH, I
ISLAND I'AUK,
.tune '2:t.
When we left Eolis» Park ou tho 21st, we
we soon ran into a eauon very narrow,with
high vertical walls. Hero and thero
huge rocks jntted into tlio water lrom the
walls, and tho canon mado frequent and
sharp curves. Tho waters of the Green
are greatly increased since the Yampa caiuo
in, as that lias moro water than tho Green
abnvo. All this volume of water, confined
tis it is, in a narrow channel, is sot eddying
and spinning by tho projecting rocks and
points, and curves into whirlpools, and tho
waters waltz their way through the canon,
making their own rippling, rusliiug, roar
ing music. It was a difficult task to get
our boats through hero, as tho whirl
pools would set them spinning about
the cannon, and wo found it impossible to
Lop them headed down stream. At first
this caused us great alarm, but we
soon foil ud the ro was no danger,
and that thero waa a motion of translation
down the river, to which this whirling was
but an adjuuet. That 'twas the merry mood
of tho river to dance through this deep,
narrow, dark gorge, and right gayly did we
join in the dance. Soon our revel was in
terrupted by the view of a cataract, and
its roaring command was heeded with all
our power at the oars as we pulled against
the whirling current. The Emma Dean
was landed against a rock, about fifty feet
above tho brink of the cataract. Tho boats
followiug obeyed the signal to land. The
Maid of the Canon was pulled to the left
wall where tho cliff overhangs the water,
and where, by constant rowing, they could
hold her against tbe rock. The Sister was
pulled into MI ilsoye on the right, where
an eddy was in a dance, ana in iui* tho
joined.
I found that tho portage could be best
made on tho right bauk. The little boat
was on the lift, and too near tho fall to be
taken across, bnt we thought it possible to
take her down on the lift. The Maid of
the Ctiuoii was under the cliff, out of sight.
The roivjiig of the cataract would drown
any human voice, but most get them word
what to do. By much search I found a
way along tho cliff to a point just over
where tlie boat lay, and by shouting loud
and slow mado tliem nnderstand. Tho
portage was made before dinner.
Below tho falls the canon opens ont,
there is more or less space between the
river and tho walls, which is often covered
by cpttpiiwood aud bouldeis, but tho
streapf, though wjdo, is rapid. a|ul rolls i^t
a feaffui late aujqiig j-ho rpcjps. Jiut ye
iqrgo
wGceded
with great caution, and ran the
boats altogether by the flag.
Wo camp at night tjt tho mouth
of a small creek, which nn'ord«i
a good supper and breakfast
of trout nnd proceed again by stages of
half mile to a mile in length. While wo
are waiting for dinner, to-day, I climbed a
point that gives mo a good view of tho-river
for two or three mi!o- and we thiuk we can
make a long run. So, after dinner, the
large boats aro to follow in fifteen minutes,
and look out for signal to land. Out into
this middle of the stream we row and down
the rapid liver wo glide, piaking strokes
enough only tp guide flip boa) Wliaj a
headlong ride it is, shooting past rocks and
islands? I was soon filled with exhilara
tions felt before only when riding a fleet
hofse over the byoad prairie or outstretched
plain.
One, two, three, foiir mjles wo go, rear
ing and plunging with the waves, and shoot
oi)t into a beautiful park filled with islands
Island Park, we call it, aud the canon above,
Whirlpool canon. J. W. POWELL.
A Very Obtuse Witness.
Pat Fogerty went all tho way from Man
chester to London to thrash Mick Fitzpat
rick, winding up the performance with the
assistance of an "awful horse-shoe." IIo
was detected and brought before a Justice.
A. part of the examination is annexed:
Court. Well, sir, yon came lrom Man
chester, did yon?
Pat. Your Honor has answered correct.
Court. Yon see the complainant's head
it wr.s cut with a sharp instrument. Po
yon know what cut it?
Pat. Ain't your Honor after saying a
sharp instr imcnt did?
Court (becoming restive). I Bee yon
mean to equivocate. Now, sir, you cut
that head you camo here to court, did you
not? Now, sir, what motive brought yo«
to London?
Pat. The locomotive, sir-!
Court (waxing warm.) Equivocating
again, you scoundrel (raising up tho horse
shoe and holding it before Pat) do you see
this horse-shoe, sir?
Pat. Is it a liorse-shoe, your Honor
Court. Don't you seo it is, sir Are yon
blind? Can yon not ell at once that it is
a horse-shoe
Pat. Bedad, no, yonr Honor,
Court (angrily). No?
Pat. No, your Honor bnt can yerself
tell?
Comt. Of course I can, yon stupid Irish
man
Pat (soliloquizing aloud). Oh glory be
to goodness, see what education is, your
Honor sure a poor ignorant creature like
myself wouldn't know a horse-shoo from a
mareV.
An Ancient Indian Maitlcn.
The Sioux City Times has tho following
penograph of one of the lovely women na
tive to the Iowa forest.
"A Winnebago squaw, whose name is
Pee-kwa-no, or "Smiling Kiver,' may be
seen in this city, two or three afternoons
during tho week. We saw ber yesterday,
promenading up and down Pearl street,
endeavoring to dispose of a big cat fish she
liod captured in the Big Sioux. The 'lady
of whom we speak has attained the remark
rble ago of 117 years, and some
of tho members of her tribe assert
that sho is even older than that.
Pee-kwa-no is not handsome. Judging
lrom present appearances, we should judge
she never was exquisitely beautiful. She
trots around as spry as a young girl in her
teens, sells berries in their season, and gen
erally manages, in one way or another,
to pick up money enough to buy tobacco,
whiskey, and tho other necessaries of life
among the Indians. The ancient damsel
is the mother of thirty-five children, and
has, it is said, more than three times that
number of grandchildren. From present
appearances, we should judge that she
would live two or three hundred years
longer -more or less."
A LOST BOY FOUND. Some ears ago,
says the New Orleans Picayune, a gentle
man named Paul Escott, a resident of New
Orleans, bnt formerly living in France,lost
his little son, a lad often years of ago,
from
a vessel off the Canary Islands. It was
night at tho lime and although every pos
sible exertion was made to rescue the boy,
yet they were unsuccessful, and the little
fellow was given np for lost. Shortly after
ward the family came to New Orleans, and
in timo the grief of the, parents for the loss
of their son became only a sorrow living in
their memories. He was dead,they thought,
and griet could not bring him back to
life. But bo was not dead. He had got
possession of one of the planks thrown out
lo him and although missing bis friends,
was picked up tho next day by an English
vessel. In this ship ho made the voyage
to China, and, failing to communicate with
his family on his return, continued iu the
employment of tho vessel for several years.
At last, learning tbe whereabouts of his
family, lie reached this city in quest of them
ti. few days since. Tho joy which the ap
pearance of one they had long considered
dead tan, as tho novelists say, be more
easily imagined than described. It was
like one risen from the grave, and discloses
a series of incidents as fruitful of romance
as often engages the pen of the novelist and
essayist.
A HONO KONO correspondent of the San
Francisco Bulletin calls attention to the
horrible traffic in Chinese women for Cali
fornia. Within two years it is estimated
that twenty thousand women have been
kidnapped in the Tonquin empire, and
within one missionary district six hundred
havo disappeared during the last year. Tho
scenes attending tho landing of these wo
men at tho San Francisco wharves have
been fully described. Tlio manner in which
they are obtained for export and tho pur
pose for which they aro intended being
known, the California authorities ought to
be able to devise some remedy.
-Cleveland has a female club of billiard
players known as the "White ^Stockings,"
Harvard vs. Oxford—More Comment*
»y EaglUli Keivni»i|)i:rn.
LONDON, Aug. 23.—The Morning Tele
graph to-day, has an editorial on the forth
coming intermtional boat race, wherein it
says that a point in favor of tho Americans
is that they ars in such a state of high train
ing, of the best kind, that they have not
submitted |to a sharp regime for a few
months with a view to a particular event,
but have been in perfect training for the
last three yean. What hardness of muscle,
soundness of heart and honesty of lung
must lie tho rtsult. It is almost impossible
to overrate llu effects which such a slate
of facts has upon tho event of the race.
Four young tliletos, kept lor three years
under conditions to develop every available
power, is something moro excellent than
the results of four months'training. What
may bo not txpected from a crew called
upon for a qiurter of an hour's strain, when
they lmvo been at work for years Taking
our information as correct, we should con
sider tho superior hardness of tho Ameri
cans more than the set-off against the style
of the English, and conclude that the con
test will bo manily a battle of coxswains.
Whatever the events may be, we trust
the increase of kindly l'eeliug and good fel
lowship between tho two nations may be
one of the results.
Tho Telegraph, to-day, iu its sporting
article, alludes to the inter university race.
It says that many of the best judges of
boating oiler two to one on Oxford. It pro
diets that tho Oxonians will win, bnt be
lieves that the Harvard boys will make a
belter fight tlmn is anticipated by the sup
porters of tlie Oxfords.
The Times Las tho followiug editorial on
the forthcoming race: "Tho momentous
question has to bo decided whether an
American or English University can turn
out tho best oarsmen. It fortunately hap
pens that in eaeh country the leading
Universities simultaneously boast tho pos
session of au excellent crow. We know
what Oxford can do, and how proud she is
of her repeatod triumphs, despite a twinge
of respectful sympathy for the pluck with
which Cambridge annually renews the con
test. Harvard is by curious coinci
dence in the same position as the Oxfords.
Sho has beaten her usual rival, to
say nothing of unlettered professionals,
until no mora glory is to be git at home.
The new world conquered, there was
nothing to do but seek fresh laurels in the
old. The fame of Oxford reached Harvard,
and with a spirit worthy of medimval pala
dins, the Americans resolved to measure
oars with Great Britain. Great difficulty
arose in the style of boating practiced by
the Americans, who make the bow-oar
steer. Nothing could Induce the English
crew to adopt the fashion, while tho race
would not be fair it one boat had four and
the other five men. This difficulty delayed
the contest. However, your true paladins
woulu uiiter frgh* on anv terms than not
at all and the ftarvarfls'ohivalroviwy ac
cepted the English custom, the only com
promise practicable. A coxswain is iudis
pensible on our rivers, and the Americans,
in carrying one, sacrifice what would
have been an undue advantage,
and do not incur disadvan
tages. We prefer to compromise, because
thore seems to be a notion that the Ameri
cans hr.ve concede^ too raijch for the jacp
to be a fair trial of strength aud skill bo
tween the representative oarsmen of thy
two comtries. The impression is height
ened by having gradually assinmlated
their stylo ot rowing to that of the
English.* It is complained that this
Auglo-Auaiferican race is not to be a test of
tlio relative merits of these distinct
national styles of rowing-tho ob
ject which 'promise^ to \o tbe chief
source of interest—but to decide which of
tho young men rowing happen to bo tlie
best.-8 This seems a pedantic way of put
ting the matter. It misinterprets the char
acter of the international struggle. What
is a style of rowing compared with llie
men who row When tho light between
Hecuan and Savers excited such a world
wide interest, the, question was whether
America or England could turn ont, not
tho best style of boxing, bnt the better
man. The sanio stake is on this is
sue. Now, good rowing unit bo
tho same all the world over, how
over accidental the circumstances,
but there may bo a diversity of exter
nal characteristics. Tho Harvards havo
not water like the Thames at Putney, and
they have, therefore, wisely modified their
pulling to suit the change. If the Oxfords
\yejit (,o Charles Biyer, they would have to
(to the same thing, but tho essential quali
ties ol ,ldll, pluck find strength, which have
won for both crews their many laurels, re
quire no change, and w}U be put with per
iod fiiirncss tq a test. Whichever wins
mnst bo recognized as the better mostpr.—
Wo do not wish in the slightest de
gree to detract from tho high prize
deservedly due the Harvards for the chival
rous spirit in which, throwing
prejudices to the winds, they have come to
encounter the Oxfords on their own waters
and in their own way also, for tho prompt
versatility, characteristic of their nation,
with which they havo adapted their novel
position. It is impossible not to admire
the bnsiness-liko, unpretentious way in
which they have settle^ down to work.
Carefully shunning opportunities of parade
and publicity, they havo done all they can
to deserve success. If they gain it, no
Englishman, however he may wish his own
side to win, will grudge it them. We
trust that the hearty good-will they from
the first received, and arc still re
ceiving, from all classes, will con
vince their anxious fellow countrymen
that there is no ground for apprehension
of foul play. One of the best points about
boat-races is the freedom from trickery
which now disgraces the English turf.
Boat-racing has happily escaped this foul
contagion. There is no danger that any
thing but an accident will prevent tho race
from being fairly rowed. We aro glad to
see that most stringent precautions to pre
vent accident have been adopted. Only
two Bteamers will follow tho crews while
rowing, and the river will be kept carefully
clear. We are not without expectations of
seeing a rcaly good race, notwithstanding
the confidence with which each party has
predioted an easy victory for its own side.
We hope that the day will find both crews
come to the start in fine condition and
with equal pluck, and may the best men
win."
Mnlilfleld's Great Memory.
Mnhlfield, the liberal Austrian Keprescn
tative, who died last year, had a most re
markable memory. A writer in Neuo Freie
Press relates that when they had a finan
cial report he would deliver the greatest
column of figures, without tho slightest er
ror, from memory, having no notes, because
his weakness of sight, nearly approaching
blindness, rendered it impossible for him
to read printed or written matter. Ho has
been known to read three pages of printed
statistical matter on the register of landed
property and its revenues, entirely from
memory, and without an error. As advo
cate he would sometimes have a do?cu
cases on hand, and at the same time would
perform bis duties as a member of the va
rious committees and commissions in Par
liament, engaged with the most heterogen
ous and voluminous projects for laws, &e.
lie had, besides, the whole current Austri
an code of laws in memory, and ttie
required paragraph, with its number and
exact words, were ever at command.
His power of memory became greater
with bis increasing weakness of sight. In
his fiftieth year, when engaped as counsel
lor, he would make notes of the proceed
ings bnt when he became nearly blind lie
trusted to bis memory alone. Ho heard
the case read to liim weeks before and,
though lie was engaged with a hundred
other things before tho day of trial came
on, when ho stood up he was perfectly
ready, and knew everything by heart. Not
the slightest variation in the testimony of
a witness, given even at a week's interval,
could escape him he had not to refer for
what had been said he had it on bis ton
gue's end. His memory is held iu great es
teem by all classes of Anslriaus.
A MAGNIFICENT PHESKNT has been made
to the Historical Society of St. Louis by
Mr. J. C. Barlow and his wile, a daughter
of Mr. Auguste Chouteau, jr. It consists
of three oil portraits of Pierre Lacledo
Lignest and Angnsto Chouteau, the two
founders of tho city of St. Louis, aud of
the old Madame Chouteau, tho ancestress
of the whole Chouteau family. Of Lignest
aud Mudamo Chouteau these are tho only
pictnrcs iu existence, aud 110 amount of
money could havo bought them. Pierre
Laclede Liguest was tho man who gavo the
name to St. Louis in 17C.1, after having put
np his business houso on tho block on
Main street, directly in front of whero the
Merchants' Exchange now stands and
Mr. Auguste Chouteau cut the first treo on
the Place d'Armcs, which was the square
on which the same Exchange is now
erected.
A young English naturalist has lately
purchased tho valuable collection of birds'
eggs of Prof. Herman, of Philadelphia,
comprising upwards ot '1,000 specimens,
and also that of Edward A. Samuels, of
Boston, numbering moro than 2,200. Both
collections will bo forwarded to England.
-The following advice is given by a med
ical publication: "Never enter a sick room
111 a moment of perspiration, as tlio mo
ment you become cool your pores absorb.
Do not approach contagcous disease with
an empty stomach nor sit between the
sick and the fire, because the heat attracts
the vap«r."
Feminine Kcoiiuniy-llow Women go
$h«l)|iiiig, nnl Itlak* Their Own
Bonnets.
An indignant lady writes as follows to the
N. Y. Commercial Advertiser:
If a license could be procured enabling
one to walk ono block 011 Broadway, in
quiring of every lady if she made her hat,
I will wager the bout batch of cream griddle
cakes ever tasted by a New Yorker thai
eight out of a dozen would iuform you that
she bought tho frame and made it herself,
perhaps iuform you that she saw ono just
like it which cost twenty-live dollars or
maybe forty dollars, while the real co^t of
hern is well, we don't tell all we know a
nicro trifle in comparison, and lookH
as though il might havo been twice the
price of the model. You would bow down
to the pavement with humility if the truth
were known what natural economists wo
men ure and therein lies the secret of
shopping wo must find the cheapest price!
if an article is high priced we leave the
purchase of it for another day, when, no
matter if wo buy nothing else, wo
call it shopping, aud tho ignoramus
wonders how \ye cap be satisfied
to spend so much time in shopping.
Would you like to see my bonnvt I
attend Air. Beecher's church and sit in tho
third seat from the front, in the gallery it
is what many would call a "perfect love,"
and yet I presume if tho young man who
sits just behind mo wero asked the probable
cost he would more than double tho real
value, that is if he is a good judge of laeo.
If I tell you the lace has been worn for years,
and goes to parties during tho winter sea
non in another capacity, don't be surprised.
The little bud which lies gracefully over
one side, as it is jnst drooping, is to cover
a good sized darn. The light silk, trim
med with lilac flounces, jnst across the
aisle, has a little history, too. It has
been lying for years, awaiting a resurrec
tion. The main skirt is a remnant bought
at Stewart's for a song, and if the upper
skirt weii raised, which yon will perceive
is carefully adjusted now and then, yon
will discover lining instead of silk. Tho
lilac silk was pressed and cut into strips,
and that same young lady and the writer
spent all ot ono morning in a front base
ment, hammering away u*pon a pinking
iron, to produoe an efieot which, it seems,
is going to help to doom us to old maidism
—because we are extravagant!
"Young men are positively afraid to mar
ry." "Daughters must consider they aro
born into the world for some other purpose
than to lead a butterfly life." This is to
us, who are willing to share sorrow and ad
versity at aoy time with those we love! Is
our extravagance the true cause of so many
vonng ladies being without affianced hus
bands, or is it because there are so many
more young women in New York state than
men, that there isn't a man apiece? Per
haps the young man's habits may havo
something to do with it, as cigars and
drinks cost cons derable, or, may bo, tho
good' ones have a
11 been taken aifc any rate,
something is the matter.
The geutleman who writes articles about
us," warning the world as he would tres
passers in forbidden orchards, "Beware ol
the dog, for ho bites," should be judged by
a jury composed of ladies once young and
interesting, but fast falling into tbe "sere
and yellow leaf," who fully understand the
criiae for which the prisoner Is tried.
Those young ladies who are weak-minded
enough to confess that tliey wouldn't ob
ject to a good husband, if such a thing
could be found now-a-days, are never to be
seen except in the plainest, the cheapest
and the ugiiest of bonnets and dresses.
Yours, awaiting an apology.
Spccch of Zaclinrian Nplcer.
On the question, "Which enjoys tae
greatest amount of happiness, the bachelor
or tlie married man
Mr. President and (-eiillemen, I rise to
advocate tbo oause of tlie married man.
And why should I not? I claim lo know
something about tho institution—I do.
Will any gentleman pretend to say I do
not? Lei him accompany me home. Let
ine confront! him With my wife and seven
teen small children, aud decide.
High as the Rocky Mountains tower
above the Mississippi Valley, does the mar
ried man tower above that of the bachelor.
What was Adam before he got acquainted
with Eve? What but a poor, shiftless,
helpless creature? No more to becompared
with his alter self than a mill dam to the
roaring cataract of Niagara. (Applause.)
Gentlemen 1 thero was a tir^c, I blush to
say, when I vyas a bachelor and a more
miserable creature yon could hardly expect
to find. Every day I toiled hard, and at
night I came home lo my comfortless gar
ret-110 carpet, no fire, 110 nothing. Ev
erything was in a clufler, and jn tho wov^s
ot thp pqet
"Clonfiialon was monarch of all I surveyed."
Here lay a pair of dirty pants, there a
dirty pair of boots, thero a dirty play bill
and hero a pile of dirty clothes. What
wonder that I took refiigo at the gaming
table and bar-room. I found it would nev
er do, gentlemen, and in a lucky moment
I vowed to reform. Scarcely had tho prom
ise passed my lips, when a knock was
heard at ray door, and in camo ptisan
Simpkjus alter my dirty clothes.
"Mr. Spicer," says she, "I've washed for
you for six months, and I liayen't seen tho
first red cent in the way of payment. Now
I'd like to know what yon are going to «o
about it."
I felt in my pocketbook. There was
nothing in it, and I ki}e\y it well enough.
"Miss Simpkins," said J, "it's no use
denying it, I haven't got the stamps. I
wish for yonr sake I had."
"Then," said she, promptly, "I don't
wash another rag for you."
"Stop," said I. "Susan, I will do tho
best I can for yon. Greenbacks I have
none bnt if my heart and hand will do,
they are at your service."
"Are you in earnest," says she, looking a
little suspicions.
"Never more so," says I.
••Then," says sho, "as there seems to be
no prospect ol getting my pay any other
way I guess I'll take up with your offer."
Enough, said I. We were married in a
week and what's more, wo haven't had
cause to repent it. No more attics for me,
gentlemen. I live in a good house and
have somebody to mend my clothes.
When I was a poor, miserable bachelor,
gentlemen, I used to be as thin as a wea
sel. Now I am as plump as a poker.
In conclusion, gentlemen, if you want
to be a poor, ragged fellow, without a coat
to your back or a shoe to yonr feet if you
want to grow old before your time, and un
comfortably generally as "hedgehog
rolled up the wrong way," I advise yon to
remain a bachelor if yon want to live de
cently and respectably, get married. I've
got ten daughters, gentlemen, (overwhel
ming applause), and you may have your
pick.
Mr. Spicer sat dawn amid lond and con
tinned plaudits. Tho generous proposal
with which he concluded secured him five
sons-in-law^
Weather mul Crop Items
—At Louisville tho weather on the 23d
was intensely hot, and much suffering from
drouth.* Only half a crop of tobacco is ex
pected. C0111 looks shriveled.
—Accounts from all sections of Mary
land represent that dronth is prevailing to
an alarming extent. No rain has fallen for
weeks in some counties. The farmers des
pair of making over half a crop, of corn,
and potato vines have become parched and
dried 11 before maturity. The tobacco crop
is suffering dreadfully.
—In Western Tennessee the weather is
intensely hot. News from tho valley region
gives unfavorable accounts of cotton on tho
hills and uplauds. The crop will be short.
Corn and cotton aro both suffering for rain
in many localities.
—No rain has fallen in Nashville since
the fith. The crops of corn aud cotton in
that county aro badly injured. In many
counties of Middle Tennessee the same
state of affairs prevails, though a timoly
rain may yet bring both crops out all right.
The drouth is only partial, and though it
maycontinno it is believed that average
crop will bo made.
—The crops in Western Pennsylvania
have not been excelled in growth and sub
stance siuee 1855. The potato crop will
snfl'er somewhat from rot, caused by drouth
bnt everything else, including fruit is abun
dant and good. There has been plenty of
rain.
—fir Louisiana the crop prospects are
reported to be good. Rust and premature
opening of the balls of cotton, on account
of the drouth, aro reported in somo sec
tions, but ou the whole the cotton crop is
reported favorable.
—Not a drop of rain has fallen at Phila
delphia since August lib, the night of the
great whisky lire, nor have any accounts of
rain been received from the interior except
of a short thunder-shower on Saturday last
about thirty miles up tho Schuylkill. All
reports agree as to the damage to corn
from drought in this state.
—The weather and crop reports from the
leading localities in tho south, west and
east, generally report hot and dry weather,
which in somo sections has been greatly
prolonged. All accounts represent the corn
and tobacco crops as greatly injured, aud
short one-fourth to ono-half of last year's
yield.
—Amos Skeetcr, a well-known resident
of Chicago, and a fine singer, was instantly
killed at the Tiemont House, on the 17th,
by a stranger, who became angry at his at
tentions.
A IIiiHliand Klnda Ilia Wife on the
Meeting Table.
From the Clovelaua Plafndealor.
Several years ago a regular organization
of "resurrectionists" existed in the States
of Wisconsin and Illinois, with headquar
ters at Chicago. They carried 011 a thriv
ing trade with the colleges and the medical
men of that region, and were ready at all
times to furnish one to half a dozen bodios
el or young, male or female. They
managed their affairs so quietly nnd care
fully that the public knew nothing of the
extensive robbery of graves going ou until
the disclosure of aii xggravated instance of
body-snatching led to un examination of
different burial grounds, when tho astoun
ding discovery was made that a largo pro
portion of new-made graves had bo
opened and the bodies removed.
The case reierred to was carefully sup
pressed at the time bnt years have passed
since then, and the facts can now be made
public without vit iating any confidence or
wounding the sensibilities of friends.
Iu the littlo village of It— iu the
Stato of Wisconsin, a young and beautiful
married lady died suddenly, and was buried
in accordance with provailiucr custom. A
day or two after tho funeral tho bereaved
husband repaired to the cemetery to make
arrangements for puitably inclosing and
adorning the family burial lot, when lie dis
covered cerlain umni-tukablo evidences
that the grave had been disturbed.
Calling in tho aid of the sexton, tho now
made grave was sown oponed and tho worst
fears of the poor widower were confirmed.
Tho collin and easing wero still in the
grave, bnt tho corpse had been removed.
No words can describe tho horror and an
guish produced in the mourning husband
by this terrible discovery. He had read of
nimilar instances of body-snatching at dis
tant points, but never realized how much
of suffering arid suspense' tli'e^e vabueries
entailed upon tlie surviving relatives and
friends. The griet over a loved and loving
wife had almost crushed him, but the ad
ditional blow drovo him to frenzy. He re
solved that neither effort nor money to re
cover his wife's remains, and punish th?
ghouls who had despoiled Uergt&ve, should
lie spf.rod.
Officers and detectives were sent out im
mediately in all directions, and a temptiug
reward made the search a thorough and
energetic ono. But two days elapsed, and
no clue to tho perpetrators of the outrage
had been discovered. Tho husband him
self repaired to Chicago, and at once se
cured the services of a famous detective to
work up the case. In less than twenty
four hours a "point" was obtained. The
night previous two or three mysterious
"packages" had been left with tlie janitor
of the Medical College and, armed with
the necessary official authority, the detec
tive and his employer visited the institu
tion that afternoon.
The business had been managed 30
quietly aui} wejl iliat np suspicion was
aroused in tbe college, and the visitors
were allowed to stroll through the library,
the museum, and other interesting depart
ments of tiie institution. As they ap
proached the ante-room leading to the
dissecting room several students were ob
served to pass themselves in with latch
keys, carefully closing thp door behind
theiu.' It was eyident a practical lecture
was 111 piogress, aiid tlie detective deter
mined to effect t.n entrance to tbe lecture
room.
Lounging carelessly near the door, he
watched for the coining of another
student,
and had soon pressed hi? way through the
passage an
1.tui:i
the disseciiiig room. He
was followed closely by the person most
interested in tho result of this investiga
tion. The semi-circle of seats, arranged
like those of an ampitheatre, wfis well filled
with professional spectators.
On along table belcw l»y an outstretched
tor 111, covered with a white cloth from head
to foot. The Professor had evidently been
talking a few minutes to his class, and was
just getting ready to illustrate, practifl»lly,
his subject. On ibe other sido of the corpse
several eases of instruments, were arranged,
and two assistants stood by with aprons 011
aud sleeves rolled back.
Tho order lo remove tho covering from
the corpso was given,and as the cloth rolled
back, exposing the face and bust of a He
male, an exclamation was beard which
sent a thrill of terror through the assem
bly, aud blanched the Professor's face with
fear.
"Great God my wife
A wild and tumultuous scene followed.—
The frantic husband lushed to the table,
pistol in hand,and, re-covering the exposed
face of tbe corpse, threatened with inst?,i
death whoever should rgr.in uncover or
touch it. Tho lecturer and his class were
no.l disposed to disputo tlio claim thus sot
up, and rushed pell mcll from tho apart
ment.
A few words complete tho story. Tho
rifled grave once moro received its original
occupant, and for many months a constant
watch was kept over it. Legal proceedings
were commenced against the medical insti
tution. but the aflttir was compromised and
settled without a trial. Tho calling ot the
"resurrectionists" received a terribld blow,
and botly-suaiching, for years thereafter,
became both a difficult and dangerous em
ployment.
Tlie Indian Languages.
At the recent philological convention at
Pouglikcepsie, J. II. Trumbull,of Hartford,
Ct., the well known student of Indian an
tiquities and tongues, and Rev. Joseph
Hurlbut, for forty years a Moravian mis
sionary among the Indians of Canada, and
who lias spent fifteen years in preparing an
Indian grammar, gave some very interest
ing information about what are generally
regarded as the barbarous languages of the
North American aborigines. Mr. Trumbull
considered it a cause ot regret that so
much of the material for studying the na
tive languages ol America is useless, and
that much of tho time and labor of the
scholar must from this reason be wasted.
Much time and patience have been wasted
in showing the resemblance between the
Indian and the Hebrew languages,
wlioreas a few hours of careful study
would show that no such resemblance
existed. The time may come when
connection between the Indian languages
of Central Europe may be demonstrated,
but it has not yet arrived. The American
languages differ from the Indo-European,
both iii Iheir structure and plan of thought.
In the English language the analytic char
acter has attained its highest point in the
Iudian language the tendency is synthetic,
nnd has attained a very high de
gree in this respect. The speaker
quoted a single Indian wordi the
translation of which required five Eng
glish words, as an example of the synth
etic character of tho Indian language.—
This tendency to synthesis is not limited
to grammatical structure, but extends away
back to the roots of tho language. There
was 110 Indian word which was the precise
equivalents of the English words to go,
though there are plenty signifying to go
away to go by laud, etc. Yet the stand
ard vocabularies aro based on the ground
that such equivalent exist. Rev. Mr. Hnrl
bnt said he had spent iorty years among
the Iudians, and had become so familiar
with the Ojibway language as to dream in
it and the Indians
insisted that ho was not
a white man, bnt an Indian with a white
skin. Mr. Hurlbut claimed that the In
dian languages are marvelous, and not the
mere "bow-bow" sounds that many per
sons think tliem lo be. In many respects
they are similar to tbo Turkish language,
and in inflection of every form surpass onr
own. The number of roots appears to be
small, but the modifications of tliem, by
using suffixes and prefixes, wero almost in
finite be had made a calculation of the
number of modifications to which one sin
gle word could be subjected, each having a
different mcalling, and the result was
thirty-two millions. At tho close he an
nounced his intention of revising his gram
mar, which he hopes to do in about two
years.
Amusing Paragraphs.
—An individual the other day went to
ono of the drug stores in Boston and called
for a pint of whiskey, claiming that he
wanted to put it 011 some roots lor medir
cine. He obtained the whiskey and imme
diately raised the bottle to his lips and im
bibed a gro.vn person's dose of tbe ardent.
The drug clerk remonstrated with the cus
tomer for his duplicity, and was informed
that it was the roots of bia tongue for
whi«b lie desired the whiskey.
—Contempt of court was alleged agains
a Texas lawyer, and a fifty dollar fine im
posed. Afterwards the judge remitted tbo
tino on the grounds that tho man was
drunk and was a natural fool, and tho
court record gives the reasons for the re
mission.
—Why is a newspaper like a wife Be
cause every man should liavo one of his
own. But suppose one can't get ono of
his own
—A young lady who was rebuked by lier
mother for liissing ber intended, justified
the act by quoting tho passage: "Whatso
ever ye would that men should do unto
you, do yo even so to thc^l.,'
—A "no account" wife is tho best. Sho
never runs up any bills. Bill Smith says
that aiu't so. His wife ain't of "110 ac
count" bnt sho runs up lots of little Bills.
—A German lady iu Chicago has proba
bly the largest pearl in the world. It is of
oval shape, about two iuclies long and one
wide, and so immensely valuab that a
purchaser cannot be found in this country,
Agricultural.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
SMALL FARMS MOST PROFITABLE.—Small
farms always do return the largest profit.
There are thousands of farmers all over the
United States who would make more clean
money to dispose of one half theirland and
work the remainder thoroughly, than they
now mako by going over such a large
breadth. Still large tarms can be cultiva
ted with more net profit to the proprietor
than small ones by proper management.
Yet, according lo the present system of
management, small farms do return the
most profit. Tbe reason of this is that a
farmer with a small number of aercs is
moro apt to fill better, manure,more boun
tifully, and perform every operation more
thoroughly than if I10 were required to
work double tho number of acres. If a
farmer, for example, works twenty acres
lie must necessarily keep a good team, and
as complete an assortment of tools and farm
implements as if I10 were cultivating fifty
acres. A good team will usually perform all
tho labor 011 a farm of fifty acres, and re
quire a very littlo more care aud feed than
it' they performed only tho labor of a
twenty aero farm. Taking this view of the
subject, it will be perceived that it costs
comparatively more to carry on a small
farm than a largo one. But tho chief ar
gument is that farmers are liable to work
over a great breadth of land without doing
every part of the cultivation thoroughly.-
The man with a small farm will more
manure iu comparison to hia neighbor who
cultivates twice as much, land us Limseif.
For this reason, tho farmer who has tho
greatest breadth ofcultivatableacres will uat
usually raise as bountiful crops as if he
tilled ouly half tl^o aiuount of land. A
thorough f.Mii.ei' may cultivate fifty acres
with as satisfactory profit, acre for acre, as
he can till twenty,if he manage it judicious
ly.— Western Farmer.
WHAT IS A GOOD Cow?—A writin in a re
cent number ofthe Qa!a^ygives the follow
ing general uiuts regarding the selection
oi'a good cow for milk producting:
First. Health, good constitution or di
gestive apparatus, for which wo require a
capacious belly.
Second. Tbat the largest possible devel
opment ot the animal Khali be behind, in
the-udder and parts adjacent. A good cow
is likely to be wedge shaped, of wlv.oh tiie
head is the smaller end. heads, ov
horns, or shoulder?. r.«o not desired, be
cause they have to be nourished by the
food. But these are indispensable a large
bag, and hindquarters to support and minis
ter to it. What do our milkmen look for
in selecting milk-giving cows The first ap
pearance, to a judge, will convey an idea
as to the healtn or constitution of the cow.
He will ask, also, a bony frame, one that
does not steal tbe fat lrom the milk and he
will feel the skin, to find it flexible and cov
ered with'close sottish hair he will ask for
good lung room, a capacious belly, a wide
rump and well developed bag, covered with
soft liair. Extending from this bag forward,
he will be desirous to see prominent tho
two great veins wh^ iose "themselves in
tlie belly an3 oa the back of the udder lie
wi,il look for many well-defined branching
veins. Then comes Guenon's "milk-mir
ror," which is a broad strip of hair run
ning up from the udder to the vulva, whiqh
he considered the one thing needful but
which has not, in this couy,|,vy, been fomid
an infallible test, though it is a good one.
If, in audition,- the cow is gentle, good tem
pered, you are almost sure of a milk-maker.
Look for that kind.
CORN FODDER.—The falling off in milk,
and the neglect to provide food for soiling,
induces many to turn stock into the mead
ows early, and before they have become
thickly coated with aftermath. It is very
bad economy, very injurious to meadows,
whilo the seemingly "fair feed" is swept
away in a few days, and a scanty yield of
milk is the result for the balance of the
season. There is no crop, therefore, that
pays the dairyman b.cUsV, one year with
another, {.ban the lew acres devoted to
c.^11 /odder. Corn fodder should be fed in
the stalls, as there is no waste, besides the
stock thus fed are more quiet and less dis
posed to hang about, waiting for their feed,
as they do when tho, fodder is given them in
the open field. Eaoh cow in the stall gets
^ts proper share*
of food, and there is no
hooking or soiling of the fodder by master
cows. Tho herd should be fed regularly at
slated hours, and they soon become accus
tomed to tho time, coming of their own ac
cord to the stables, uad during other por
tions of ibe day they will feed more in the
pastures.
Com fodder for soiling should bo wilted
before feeding. It is a good plan to out in
the morning and let it lay in tbe sun till
afternoon, and then feed, in this way some
of thp external mofoture will be got rid of,
and the-food will bp preferred by animals
and produce belter results. Corn fodder is
very succulent, aud does not need to be
further diluted by feeding when the dew or
water.is adhering to it. Better reduce the
water in it by wetting and partially drying.
YELLOW WASH FOR BUILDINGS.—Dissolve
one pound of pulverized copperas iu 8 gal
lons of water let it stand for 24 hours,
stirring two or three times from.the bottom.
Use this for slaking the lime and thinning
it to
the consistcnoy of ordinary whitewash
ftdd hycftaullc "ccmetft equal in quantity to
the lime used, rtnd there may also be ad
ded, with advantage, ft gallon of clean fine
sand to every
15 gallons of the wash. While
using, stir frequently, to prevent sand from
settling. The walls or buildings should be
first well cleaned of dust, and thoroughly
wet with the rose of a watering pot, and
the wa-ili applied immediately after, begin
ning at top, laying the coat on horizontally
and finishing vertically. Before leaving
the work at any time, finish the conrse to a
point in the wall, to prevent leaving a mark
where the two courses join on a renewal of
the work. This wash is stated to have
lasted for fifteen years without requiring
renewal. For a gray or stone color, add to
the above lamp-black, previously deadened
with whiskey.!—Southern Planter.
FOOD FOR FATTENING SWINE.—Deitz's
Experimental Farm Journal says that the
practice of feeding the offal of the butch
er's shop to hogs renders the pork unfit for
food and should be discouraged. They
should be fed corn, oats, peas and beans,
with occasional roots, such as potatoes,
turnips and beds. Perhaps hogs thrive
best when fed on tbe waste of the dairy,
with cooked corn, peas or barley, aud aro
known to increase in weight from two to
three pounds per day. Young pigs thrive
best on skim milk, oats and barley, with a
little ground corn or pea meal.
Hogs require clean and comfortable quar
ters in a well built and water proof sty,
with sleeping apartment cut off from the
feeding place. The trough should be of
strong oak boards, a portion partitioned off
for fresh water. In the sleeping apartment
a little ryp straw should be thrown, and ex
changed for clean from time to time.—
When fattening, hogs should not have an
excess of water, but just enough to slake
their thirst. Being omnivorous, hogs de
vour almost everything that is given them
to eat, and oftentimes disgusting and im
proper food is given them. Almost any
place is tbonght good enough for a pig, no
matter how damp, dark aud filthy it may
be. This is a grave error, however, as
from such filthy ns come diseases of the
skin, swelling of the joints, dullness, loss
Of
appetite, and intestines infested with
worms and parasites.
—If wilted flowers have about half an
inch of their stems cut off, and the stalk
thus trimmed is inserted into boiling water
they will in a few minutes resume their or
iginal freshness, The process is most ap
plicable to colored flowers, as roses, geran
iums, azealeas, Src., white ones turning
yellow Thick petalled flowers show the
most marked improvement. Another ex
cellent method of restoring freshness to
old flowers is to place them iu water and
cover with a glass shade. Finely powdered
charcoal placed In the bottom of the water
in vases has a marked effect in maintaining
flowers fresh a long time and keeping the
water sweet.
Seduction—A Iloctoron a Ouicks(c]i.
From the Toledo Commercial, Aug. 14.
The village of Elmoro, Otlawa county,"
was treated to quite a sensation a few
days since. A physician in tbat place
formed the acquaintance of a young lady,
and by constant attentions and studied ef
fort, succeeded fiually ii\ winning her
affection^ after which he accomplished her
ruin. Not "content with this villainous
proceeding, induced the confiding
young woman to go before a magistrate
and make oath that a young man residing
in the village was the author of licr dis
grace. Soon after the birth of tho child,
it became evident that the mother could
not live. She was informed of this fact
by her physician, when sho ex
pressed a desiro to have a magistrate called
in. Tho justice of the peace called, when
slieagaiu made oatli, stating all the facts in
the case. The citizens of tho village were
so indignant at the conduct of the physi
cian that they at once organized a vigilance
committee, and gavo the offender a few
hours iu which to make his departure. He
left. On Monday last, however, lie re
turned, wbon the village women held a
meeting, and somo thirty-five or forty of
tliem resolved to visit summary punish
ment upon the scoundrel if he did not leave
instanter. Our informant things tho doc
tor did lit like to have them perform a
surgical operation on his persou, ond
therefore ,too^ his departure again-
—Chang and Eng, tho Siamese twiue,
have seventeen children—nine on one side
and eight on the other.
ilrcmttcs.
MLBCCLLAIKEOUS ITEMS.
Ihe_ eclipse was invisible in New Or
leans owing to a cloudy sky. S'
The aggregate value of property in
leimesset: iK SviOS.OT^.SCff.CG.
Civilians receive no attention what
ever from the ladic-sat West Point.
Reports lrom all parts of -Oregon indi
cate a much larger yield of wh6at than was
anticipated.
--It has cost, thus far, $29,577 to pnrup
and clean the Chicago river, and yet it re
mains as filthy us ever.
—The Pennsylvania Central Railroad arc
making arrangements to run through cars
from New York to Omaha.
It is fioid that the Czar Alexander's fa
vorite drink is absinthe, of which be taken
moro than is good for him.
The polioe of Chicago are on the wafeb
for a gang of counterfeiters wh« advertise
to sell exact United States bonds.
The American Flint Glass Works iu
Brooklyn, N. Y., were damaged fey fire 011
the21 st to the amount of Sl'J.OOO.
—A young colored man, of Nashville,
complained to tho police authorities, a few
days since, tL.ata negro girl had HO charmed
him thai he could not speak.
—The Iowa State Fair offers a hundred
dollar premium to the county of Iowa fur
nishing the largest and best variety of
grain and vegetables.
—Commodore Vanderbilt was married on
the 21st inst., at London, Canada, to Miss
Frank Crawford, daughter of Robert L.
Crawford, of Mobile, Ala.
The repeated findiug at Ncwaik of a
portion, 01 the nioimy stolen froin ibe JVmer
«ran Merchants' Union Express Co. near
Albany, on the 11th inst., is incorrect.
—Ezra Martin, proprietor of the Pacific
Hotel at Counoil Bluffs, Iowa, was arrested
at that place last Saturday night, on a
charge of counterfeiting United States cur
rency.
—It is said that General Butler takes the
ground that a fair adjustment of the rela
tions between capital and labor, would re
quire the laboring man to work but six
hours a day.
—An exchange thinks "it is idle, in this
age of the world, in which few schoolmen
and casuists aro left, to spend any time in
speculatino upon what would now be if
one's aunt had been his grand mother."
—The colored waiters of the Internation
al Hotel, Niagara Falls, recently mutinied
beoanse a white cook was employed. Ao
assault was made upon the cook, which re
sulted in the discomfiture of the colored
braves.
—The transmission of unauthentic news
by cable and telegraph is one of the great
est sources of the prosperity of these en
terprises, because a bogus dispatch is gen
erally followed by a communication rectify
ing the misstatements.
—Fourteen cases of sunstroke cccarr«t
in New York on the 21st, of which ti
were fatal. There were four deaths in Cin
cinnati from the same cause. In Washing
ton on the 21st the Mercury stood at
105.
and. at Philadelphia at 102 in the shade.
—General Thomas says that the military
force stationed in Alaska produces.little
or no result, exejept chronic rhe'um&tijjft,
which spoils in a single year two-thirds of
tbe troops unfortunate enough to be sta
tioned in tbat land of fogs and chills."
—There is not a single case of yellow
fever in New Orleans, and the papers lire
congratulating themselves that the season
will pass without the usual occurrence of
that dreadful disease.
—A Chicago divine says: Politics have
becomc so corrupt that a man whobecfigeg
a politician cannot always serve God. Be
ware how you give up God for political
preferment—you are pitching yonr tent
toward Sodom.
—A great derth of gentlemen is com
plained of at the watering plaoea thigfcea
son. and match-making mammas tire fear
ful that they will have to Tetnrn to town
with their fair daughters still in the market.
—A correspondent says: Without the
waters, Saratoga would. be a. bore and a
a swindle, and a very dusty boro at that.
The season is short and the hotel bills are
long. It requires a good deal of nerve to
call for your bill, if your party numbers
more than ono.
—The capital stock of the newly consol
idated Michigan Southern and Lake Shore
Railroad from Chicago to Buffalo, is over
§50,000,000. The total length of .the roads
with their branches, is 921 miles number
of employes, 7,000 aud monthly pay-roll,
$400,000.
—A three year old -boy of a Pittafield
clergyman, watahing his mother making
biscuit one Sunday for tea, asked her if it
was not wicked to work on Sunday. Of
course she soid.it was, and .the logical little
chap continued, "Oo*fl catch it when'00
gets to heaven."
—A New Zealand chief lately issued the
following proclamation: News put forth
lOr the information of ull men: 1. All lulling
of men on account of land mnst cease. 2.
All killing of men by men must cease.' 3.
The left hand must attend to things of the
left hand, and the right hand to those of
the right hand. By order of TAWHIAO.V
Articles of agreement have been signed
by Jim Coyne and1 -Patsy Heardon fo$ a
fight, at 142 pounds, for five hundred dol
lars a side, to take place on the 24tli of
November, in Kentucky, within fifty miles
of Cincinnati. If either party weighs more
tlmn the stipulated weight he is to forfeit
the money put up.
—Gov. Harrison Read of Florida, was
married at Syracuse, N. Y., on the 10th
instant, to Miss Chloe Merrick, who was
for several years a teacher of freedmen in
Florida, aud is a lady of ability and cul
ture. The Governor and wife will make a
brief tour in tho North, and then proceed
to their home in Florida.
—Statistics recently published show that
Michigan ranks third in the Union in the
number of sheep kept by her farmers. Tbe
return is for 18G9, and shows for the seven
leading wool producing States as follows:
Ohio, 0,750,12G sheep: New York, 4,996,
824 sneep Michigan, 3,918,191 sheep:
Pennsylvania, 3,422,002 sheep Indiana, 2,
882,176 sheep. Wisconsin, Missouri, aud
Vermont follow in the order named, aud
the entire number of sheep, iu the country
is about 30,(»00,000. Michigan Ins nearly
as 111
au j- as tho twelve southern States to
gether.
—A writer in a Sacramento paper asserts
that their river is a running mine of wealth
—that its sand aud deposits, at and about
tho city, aro worth SS per ton. "This
wealth," says the enthusiastic gold-finder,
"is supposed to be the tribute to 11s (who
havo lost so much by fire and flood) in the
form of float gold. By the chlorinatiou
proccss, or perhaps by some otber.it would
pay a company to dredge the Sacramento
river hence to its mouth, and make it a
navigable stream for sea-going vessels,with
profit."
In Chicago thero are about twenty Un
ions, with a membership of nearly 5,5tM),
distributed as follows:
Members. Membcre.
Bricklayers.,.. .l,lf0 Painters 400
Printers 4 "it)
Iron Moulders .150
l'liddtern 200
Stone cutters... 40(1
Carpenters and
joiners 450
Harness makers. 55
Painters
Plumbers.
Cigar-makers
Engineers
Musicians
Firemen
Tailors
10(1
'275
175
100
-100
200
Miscellaneous. ..1,000
Total 5,455
—Messrs. Earl and Fowler have a farm
of 30,000 acres in Benton couuty, in one
body, wqll watered, aud with permanent
improvements, having 140 iuilos of hedge
fence and sixty-live miles of board fence,
thirty dwelling houses for teuauts, three
blacksmith shops, etc. To cultivate the
corn lands 1C!) ono and t\w horse plows are
kept in daily use, aud 011 the pasture lauds
4.100 bead of cattle are now feeding for the
New York market, and will be shipped this
fall by rail.
—"Well, I went to Albany and took din
ner at a tavern. Right beside me sat a
member of the Legislature from one of the
back towns. Before his plate was a dish of
peppers, aud he kept looking at them. Fi
ually, as the waiter was very slow bringing
on the things, he up with his fork, and in
less than 110 time soused one into his
mouth. As he brought down his guilders
tho tears came into his eyes. At last, re
moving the pepper into his baud, he laid
it down by the sido of bis plate, and with
a voice that set the whole tablo in a roar,
exclaimed: 'Just Ho there and cool.
—Female preachers wero the feature at
the Round Lake camp meeting. One of
them mounted on a water hogshead, made
a sensation. "Shamo on you, young wo«
man, with that brazen head-gear, and that
ungodly hump on your back! Where
tho modesty your mother teclied you to
kerry through life with J'ou [Here a
very pretty girl vanished into the wood.]
"There's a full-grown man chawing a nasty
filthy weed that tho pigs wouldn't tech.
Next to godliness, young man, is cleanli
ness. Ef I diilu't love the human race as
I do, bless God, I'd like to get down from
this wagym and sicken yon tobacker chaw*
ers with your nasty mouthsful."

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