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•'TWENTY 1 GARS." Ben your pardon, otil fellow, I tiiiuk I wan ilrciimiiifj just now, when yon epoko Tlio I'iiet in, tlie mnsleal clink Of tli» iee on your wine-^olilet'H tiriufe A eh'Td of my memory woko. And I stood in tho pnsturq fleW, where Twenty Hiltnnirra n^'o I had stood Anil I heard in tliat sound, I deolaiv, The clinking of balls mi tho air Of the emvn eouiiii home from the wood. 'I'lH ii the aiilo-b1u«soms shook on tho hill And the luullen stalks timed caeli latieo And tho ran behind Kapulve'smlll Was m.v uttermost wost, and could thrill l.iKe the ultima thnle of romanee. Tii11 my friend wan lioro, and tlicn Rl nirl was au iingol. Inline, 1 drank buttermilk, for at ten i'uitli asks loss to aid tier, than when At thirty wo dottbt over ine. All, well, it docs 8'eeiii iliat I must Have been (lrraniiutr just now, when yon niioko Or lust very like in the dust if the vears that slow fashioned tho crust On the iiyitle whoso seal you last broko. Th entjr years was its aje. did yon say T\v uty yearn? All, luy friend, it is true All tin* dreams that have tlown since that day, All the hopes that in thattiiuo passednway, ma friend, l'vobeou drinking with yon 1 Selct&iJ $Wi*ctUani). HUMS IX Till'. I'AST. "Tom lir«wn' an nn Rngllgk Viil ver oity limit Knee. 'tlio following graphic account of a boat rnco between some of tho colleges ot tho University of Oxford will bo rend with spec ial interest at tho present moment. It is from Mr. Hughes's .well-known ftiul popular oollege-book, "Tom Brown at Oxford." For tlu! benefit of those unncquaiuted with tho dilVicuties of boat-racing on tho Isis, it iiniv be said that tho narrow breadth of tho iivei: prevents two boats rowing abreast.— The custom, therefore,- is for one boat to clmse the other, and when it'succeeds in colliding with it. or "bumping" it. it ob tains its place on tho river. The champ ion, therefore, of tho [sis, is the boat which, by "bumping," has displaced all-itantag onists, and which i3 sufficiently rapid to prevent all others bumping it. THE FIRST BUMP. 1 Tho crew had had their early dinner of stinks and chops, stale bread, and a glass and a half of old beer apiece, at two o'clock, in tt-.e captain'ij rooms. Tho current the ory of training at that time was—as much meat as you could eat, the more underdone the better, and tlij smallest amount of drink upon which you could manage to live, Two pints in the 21 hours was all that most boats' crows that pretended to train at all were allowed, and for tho last fortnight it had been the nominal allowance of the St. Ambrose t-rew. Tho discomfort of such a diet in the hot summer, months, when you were at the same time taking regular and violent exercise, was something very ser ious. Outraged human nature rebelled against it and I tako it, though they did not admit it in public, there were very few men who did not rush to their w^ter-bot tles for relief more or less often, according to the development of their bumps of"con sHehtioflsriesa and pl^tinncy. To keep to tho diet *tft all stribtly involved a very re-* spectable amount of physical endurance. I am thankful to hear that our successors have found out the unwisdom of this as of other old superstitions, and that, in order te get a man: ii^. graining for a boat race now-a-days, it is'not' thought of thft first importance to keep him in'a constant state of consuming thirst, and the restlessness of body and shftrppfsstdkl^nper whijeh thirst generally induce*.5-* Tom appreciated the honor of & tho boat in his first jrearso keenly had almost managed to keep to hisitraning allowance, andr consequently, now'that the eventfuldas was iq a most uncomfortable state of body and disagrefii ablo frame of mind. He fled a winy from Diogeues's flute, but foun,^. 7aP- rest. He tried Drysdale. That hero 'was lying on his back on~ETs sofa playing with Jack, and only mcretw^d Twn'p tUcst and .squred his temper by th'e^vicibttmesw df* his (remarks on boating, and everything and person con nected therewith, abovi had just come up, day before, and pronounced the crew gen erally, and Drysdale in particular, "not half trained.^' lilHkt*'/onkAvas 'fcs tivual. Tom looked in at the captain'# door, but found him hard at work reading, and sq carried himfeelfoff, and, after V$in hAt aftei of the crew, and even trying to sit- down and read, first a novel, then a play of Sliok spearo,. witt^iux eicoess whatever, wander ed away out of the college, and found him self in five, minutes, \y a natural and irrojv sis tibia attrhotiotij oU the Hnlversity barge. There were half a dozen men or so read ing,the papers and a .group or two disciia sing the coming1'races.' Amdng other things, the chances of St. Ambrose's mak ing a bumptho fi*st night were weighed. Every one joined in praisingtliA Stroke, but there were great doubts whether the crew would live up to it* Tom carried himself on- to the top of this* barge' to -gbt out of hearing, for listening made his heart beat and his throat dryer than ever. Ho stood on the top'and looked right away dfown to tho hit, the strong wind blowing hisgiiwn about. Not oven a pair, oar was to be seen -tlie gfeat'eveut of the evening mode the river a solitude at this time of day.— Only one or two, skiffs were coming home, impelled by "reading 'men, who took their constitutionals on the water, and were com ing in to be in time for afternoon chapel.— The fastest and best of these soon came near enough for Tom to recognize Hardy's stroke so he left the barge and went down to meet the servitor at his landing, and ac companied him to the St. Ambrose pronging room. 5 At last the tima slipped away and tl chaplain and Miller mustered them at gates and walked off to the boats. other crews were making their way iff the same direction, and half the undergradates- No time was lost in the dressing-Tiaoin».. and in two minutes they were all standing in tlnnnel trowsers and silk jerseys aj the landing place. "You had better keep your jackets on," said the captain, "we shan't be off yet," "There goes Brazen-nose." "They look like work, don't they?" "The black and yellow seems to slip along so fast. They've no end of good col ors. I wish our boat was black." "Hang her colors, if she's only stiff in the back, and don't dip." "Well, she didn't dip yesterday. At least the men on tho bank said so." "There go Balliol and Oriel and Univer sity." "By Jove, we Bhall be late! Where's Miller?" "In the shed getting the boat out Look, bore's Exeter." The talk of the crew was silenced for the moment, as every man looked eagerly at the Exeter boat. Tho captain nodded to ervis with a grim smile, as they pad dled gently by. Then the talk began again. "How do you think she goes?" "Nol ih# liiMlly* TUoy*xc vory ntrnnQ ir the middlo of tho boat. "Not a bit of it it's all lumber." "You'll see. They're better trained than wo are. They look as fine as stars." "So they ought. They're pulled seven miles to our five forthe last month, I'm sure." "Then we shan't bump them." "Why not?" "Don't you know that the value of pro ducts consists in tho quantity of labor which goes to produce them? Product, paco over course, from IfHey up. Labor expended. Exeter, 7: St. Ambrose, 5. You see it is not in the nature of things that we should bump them.—Q. E. D." "What moonshine! As if ten miles be hind their stroke arc worth two behind Jervis!" "Why, my dear fellow, it isn't my moon shine you must settlo the matter with the philosophers. I only apply a universal law to a particular case!" Tom, unconscious of the pearls of econ omic lore which were being poured out for Die benefit of tho crew, was watching the E.vetcr eight as it glided away towards the Chcrwell. Jte thought they seemed to keep horribly good time. "Why won't Miller let us'start? Almost ill I the boats are off." "There's plenty of time. We may just «h well bo up here as dawdling about the bank at Iffley." "Wo shan't go down tilljtho last Miller never lets us get out down below." "Well, come here's tho boat, at last." Tho new boat now emerged from its plied, guided steadily to whero they woro standing by Miller and a waterman. Then the coxswain got out and called for a bow, v. ho stepped forward. '•Mind how you step, now there are no bottom boards, remember," said Miller. "Shall I take my jacket?" "Yea, you had better all go down in jack els in this wind. I have sent a man down to bring them back. Now, two." "Ayo, aye!" said Drysdale, stepping for ward. Then carno Tom's turn, and soon tho boat was manned. "Now," said Miller, taking his place, "aro till your stretchers rightV" "I should like a little more grease for my rollocks." "I'm taking somo down we'll put it on dowu below. Aro you all right?"' "Yes." "Then push her off—gently." The St Ambrose boat was almost tho last, so there were no pnuts iu the wny-or other obstructions and they swung steadily down past tho University }xu-ge, thojtop of which was already covered with' speculators.— Every man in the boat felt as if tho eyes of Europe woro upon hint, and piilted'iu his vory best form. Sni.\ll groups of gowns mau. were scattered along tho bank in Christ Church meadow, chiefly dons, who were really interested in tho races, but at that time of day soldom likod to display enthus iasm enough to cross the water and go down to .the, starting places. These sombre groups were lightened up here and there by the dresses of a few ladies, who worn walking np and down and watching the boats. At tho mouth of the Chorwell were moored two punts, in which reclined at their ease Borne dozen young gentlemen smoking. Several of tliead were friendp of Drysdale, and hailed him as the boats pas sed them. "What a fool I am to be hore!" ho grumbled in an underdone, casting an envious glance at the punts in their com iortable berth, up under the bauks, and out of the wind. "I say, Brown, don't you wisU we wAe well past this on tho way tip?" "Silenco in tlie bows!" shouted Mr. Mil ler. "You dovil, how I liato you!" growled Drysdale, half in jest and half in earnest, as they sped along under the willows. Tom got more comfortable at overy stroke, and by the time they reached the Gut began to hopo that he would not have a tit, or lose all hi.i strength just at the start, or cut a orab, or come to some other unutterable grief, the fear of which had been haunting him all day. "Here they aro at last! come along now! keep up with them!" said Hardy to Grey as the boat ncated the Gut and the two, who had been waiting on the bank trotted aloiif" downwards, Hardy watching tho crew and Grey watching hiui, "Hardy, how eager you look!" "I'd give twenty pounds to be going to pull in the race. Grey shambUBon in silence by tho side ot his big frici^Hand wished ho could nn derstand whal^was that moved him ho. As the boat shot into the Gut from under the cover of the Oxfordshire bank the wind caught the bows. "Feather high, now," shouted Miller, and then added in a low voice to the cap tain, "it will be ticklish work starting in this wind." "Just as hard for all tho other boats," answered the captain. "Well said, old philosopher?" said Mil ler. "Its a comfort to Bteer you you nev er make a fellow nervous. I wonder if you ever felt nervous yourself, now?'' "Can't say," said the captain. "Here's our post, we may as well turn." "Easy, bow-side—now, two and four, pull her round—back water seven and five" shouted the coxswain and the boat's head swung around and two or three strokes struck into the bank. Jack instantly made a convulsive attempt to boir&ibut was sternly repulsed and tumbled backwards into the water.. HarW —the first gun. The report Bent Tom's heart into his mouth again. Several of tho boats pushed off at once into the stream and the crowds of men on the bank began to be agitated is it were by the shadow of this coming excitement. The St Ambrose fingered their oars, put a last dash of grec^e in their oarlocks and settled their teef against the stretchers. we jrash her off?" asked dow.— or^jBHi frae yem anotheninfriute," said wauh'fa hand, in the stern, "only be smart when I giv^ the word." l^e CMiti rued ot^ljisBeat and look- His face'was q4iet5bnt VuAof confidence, which seemed to pass from him into tbe crew. Tom felt stronger and calmer as he met his eye. "Now mind boys doii't quick en," he said cheerily. "Four short gtcokes to get way her, and then steady. '.'Herd pass up the lemon." And ho took ft fllic'ed lemon out of his pocket, put a smoll .pifce in his own mouth, and then handed it to Blake, .and' pas sed if 'oh.~ Xaeli .taan'tiook apiece an4 just as bow secured the end, Miller called out. s"Nojv, jacket^pf and get her bead out *ive«ji thrown 'on slioie 'ahd gathered up by the boatmen in attendance. The crew poised their oars. No. 2 pushing out her head, and the captain doing the same for tho stem. Miller took tlie s^art '•Wg rclpe iu his hand, "How tlio wind catches her stern!" ho said "there, pay out the. rope oije ofypu, No, not you— 'some fellow hvitb .a. Istrbng hand.1 Yes, you'll do,," he went on as Hardy slipped dowij and took hold of the rope: "let me hnve it foot by foot ail I want it Not too quick make the most ol' it that'll do. Two and three just dip your oars to give her way." The rope paid out steadily, and the boat settled to her place. But ww the wind rose again, and tlie stern drifted in towards the buik. "Yon must back her a bit, Miller, And keep her a little further out, or our oard oil stroke-aide wiH«ajtch.the,brtnk." "So I see, „0urse the wind. Back her one stroke all.' Back tier, I say!" shouted ^filler. It' is no easy mattor to get' a crew to back her 'an inch just now, particularly, as there are in her two men who never rowed a race before, except in the torpids, and who has never rowed a race in his lifo. However, back she comes. The starting rope slaoketufStlliller'B left liarU, and the i^ke, na|biuping ldi'o«u\ pushes the stern a minnto mot^iMweM^ft ^ahort min ute, indeed! Yofcwotomi't say\^6 if yon were in the boat, witli your heart in your of Oxford streamed along with theo^- ciThi. .. ... banks of the river were crowded Mba the- mmthj'tutd.tremblings^ll over like a man piled rapidly backward and forward' :Wth the ^itlsy. ^Fhos^r si$ty .. seconds be farc^tber starting giv^n in yflur first race wby they'are alittle life-time.! "By Jove, we are drifting in a&ain," said punts carrying loads of men over to tl shiro side. The University barge ian^j other barges were decked with fiags/^iitd the band was playing lively airs as the St,. Ambrose crew reached tho scene of action. Miller, in honor. The captain looked grim, bot«ald-nothing it was too late now for him to be unshipped again. "Here, catch hold of the long boat-hook, and fend her off." -.-i V. Hardy, to whom this was addressed, seized the boat-hook, and, standing with one foot in the water, pressed the end of the boat-hook t^gainst-tlie gunwale at the full stretch of his arm, and so, by main force, kept the stern out There was just room for stroke oars to dip* and that was all. /The starting rope was as taut as a harpstring. Will Miller's left hand hold out It is an awful moment. But the cox swain, though almost dragged backwards off his seat, is equal to tho occasion. He holds hi* wptch in his right haqd with the tiller rope.' Eight seconds more only. Look out for the flash. Ilemember, all eyes in the boat!" There it comes, at last—tho flash of the starting gun. Long before the sound of tho report can roll up the river the whole pent-up lifo and energy which has been held in leash, as it were, for tho lost six minutes, is loose and breaks away with abound and a dash which he who has felt it Will remember for his life, but the like of which will he ever feel again. The start ing ropes drop from the coxswain's hands, VU« uiua fluiU iliv wnVoc nud gleam on the feather, the spray flies from them, and* the boats leap forward. The crowds on the bank scatter and rash along, each keeping as near as may bo to its own boat. Some of the men on the towing-path, some on the very edge of, of ten in, the water some slightly in advance as if they could help to drag thoir boat for ward some behind, where they can seethe pulling better but all at full speed, in wild excitement, and shouting at the top of their voices to those on whom the honor of the college is laid. "Well pulled, all 1" "Pick her up there, five!'' "Yon're gaining, every stroke!" "Time in the bows!,r Bravo, St Am brose 1" On they rush by the side. of the boats, jostling one another, stumbling, strug gling, and panting along. For a quarter of a mile along the bank the glorious, maddening hurly-burly ex tends, aud rolls np the side of the stream. For the first ten strokes, Tom was in too great fear of making a mistake to feel or hear or see. His whole soul was glued to the back of tho man beforo him, his one thought being to keep time and get his strength into the stroke. But as the crew settled down into the well known long sweep, what we may call consciousness re turned and, while every muscle in his body was straining and his chest heaved, and his heart ioapt, every nervo seemed to be gathering.now life, and his souses to awake into unwonted acntcness. He caught tho sccnt of wild tliyme in tho air and found room in his brain to wonder how it could have got tlierb, as ho never had seen tho plant near the river, or smelt it before. Though bis eye never wandered from the back of Diogenes, ho seemed to see all things at once. Tho boat behind, which seemed to bo gaining- it was all he could do to prevent himself from quickening on the Rlrokeas ho fancied that—the eager face of Miller, with his compressed lips, and eyes fixed so earnestly ahead that Tom could almost fool the glanoe passing ovor bin shoulder tho Hying flanks and and the shouting crowd see him with his bodily eyes ho could not, but be knew, neverthe less, that Gray had been npset and nearly rolled down the bnnk into tho water iu tho first hundred yards, that Jack was bounding and scrambling and barking along by tho very edge of the stream above all, he was just as well aware as if lie had been looking at it, of a stalwart form in cap and gown, bouiuliug along brandishing the long boat hook, and always keeping just opposite the boat: and amia tho Babel of voices, and the dash and pulse of the stroke, and the laboring of his own breathing, ho" hoard Hardy's voice coming to him again and again, and clear as if there bad beftn no other sound in tho air. "Steady, two! steady! well pulled steady, steady." Tho voice soeniod to give him strength and keep him to his work. And what work it was! he had had many a hard pull in tho last six weeks, but never aught lil this. But it cannot last forever men's muscles are nol steel, or thoir lungs bulls' hide, and hearts cannot go on pumping a hun dred miles an lioui lap£, without bursting. The St. Ambrose boat is well away from the boat behind, tlierb is a great gap between tho accompanying crowds and now as they near ilio Gut, slio hangs for a moment or two in hand, and though the roar from the bank grows louder and louder, and Tom is already aware that tho St. Ahibroso crowd Is'hi el ting into the one ahead of them. "Wo must bo close to Exeter!" The thought flashes into liini, and, into tho rest !of tlie crew at the satnemonieut for, all at once, tho strain seems to be taken off their arms again there is no more drag alio springs to the stroke as she did at the start and Miller's face, which had darkened for a few seconds, lightens up ngiiin. Miller's face and attitude are a study. Coiled np into the smallest possible space, his chin almost resting on his kuees, his hands close to his sides, firmly but lightly feeling the rudder, as a good horseman handles the mouth of a free-going linntor if a coxswain could make a bump by his own exertions, surely he will dp it No sudden jerks of the St Ambrose rudder will you see, watch as you will from tho bauk the boat never hangs through fault of his, lmt easily and gracefully ronuds every point. "You're gaming! you're gaining!" he now and then mutters to tho captain, who responds with a wink, keoping his breath for other matters. Isn't he grand, the captain, as he comes forward like lightning, stroke after stroke, his back flat, liis teeth set, his whole frame working from the hips with the regularity of a ma chine? As the space still narrows, the eyes of the fiery little coxswain flosli with excitement, but he is far too good a judge to hurry the final effort before the victory is safe in his grasp. Tho two crowds are mingled now and no mistake: and the shouts oomeallina heap over the water. "Now, St Ambrose, six strokes more." "Now, Exter, you're gaining, pick her up." "Mind the Gut, Exter." "Bravo, 8t Ambrose!" The water rushes by, still eddying from the strokes of the boat ahead. Tom fancies now he can hear their oars and the work ings of their rudder, and the voices of their coxswain. In another moment both boats are in the Gut. and a perfect storm of shouta reaches them from the crowd as it rushes madly off to the left to the foot bridge, amidst which, "Oh, well steered, well steered, St. Ambrose is the prevail ing cry. Then. Miller, motionless as a statue till (WW, lifts his right hand. Aiy], whirls the tasfcel'rouiid his head. "Give it to her tiow boys six strokes audi we're into them." Old Jervis lays down thjitgr^at broad back, and liffihe& "hls onr through the ihitor witb th«imgh.t of a giant, the crew catch him up in another stroke, the tight new boat answers, to the epurt, and Tom feels a little shook behind him, and then a grating sound, as Miller shouts, "Unship rtafe, bow and three and the nose of the St Ambrose boat glides quietly up the side of the Exter. till it touches their stroke oar.' ''"V" "Take cara.wherc youte coming to." It is the coxswfttu. of the bumped boat who speaks. Tom finds himself within a foot or two Of him fwhen he looks round and being utterly tinahle to contain-bis jdy, and yet i&folling to .exhibit.it before tbe eyes of it gallant rival, turijs away towards the shore, and'begins tole&raphirig to ffiirily. "N#w, theu.iwbafctucoyou at-.therein'the bQWB? Cost her off, qpick. Come, lqpk alive! Push aerOsfl ftt bnco otitf of the jvdy Of the otJher boatSiV .v'i: i: "I congratulate you,. Jervis,.". Says the Exeter Btroke, 'as the St. Ambrose boat Bbootspast him. '(Doit agmnAneXjt.race and shan't care." "We wei'e within tfiree loiigthsof Brazeti-( noBe when w» bumped," says the all-obser-' vant Miller, in a low voice. 'AU right," answers the Captain. 'Bra* zeh-noso isn't so strong as/usual. We shan't have much trouble there, But a tough job up above I'take it." ."Brazeu-noso was bettor steered thaii Exeter." "They muffed it in' tho Gut, eh?" said the captain. "I thought so by the shouts." "Yes, we were pressing them a little down below, and their Coxswain kept look ing over his shoulder. He was in the Gut before he know.it, and had to pull his left hand hard", or tliey would have fouled the Oxfordshire comer. That stopped thoir way, and in they went" "Bravo !aud hbwwell westartedtoo." "Yos,- tlianks to tbat Hady It wm touch and go thpugh I couldn't liavo held the rope tWo seconds more." "Howdid oiir fellows work? fSlio drag ged a good deal below the Gut." feliller looked somewhat b'erions, but even be oAhnot.bo finding fault just now tor the first, «tQjp is gained, tjie first viotoiy won and, as Homer' sometimes nods, so Miller relaxed the! sternness: of his rulG. t:The crew.jas soon as they have found their: voice# again, laugh ana talk and answer the congratulatiatiB.-of their friends, a^.^the. boat Blipa along close taJ the "tow ing-path oft' tlie British: side,, 'easy all," almost keeping pace, never theless, with the lower boats, which are racing up under the willows on the Oxford shire side. Jack, after one or two feints, makes a frantic bound into the w*tor, and is hauled dripping wet into the boat by Drysdhlei.unchid by Miller, butr to the in tense disgust of Diogenes, whose pautaloons and principles are alike outraged by the proceeding. He—the Cato of the oar— scorns to relax the strictness of his code, even after victory won. Neither word nor look does he cast to the exulting St. Arn brosians on the bank a twinkle in his eye, and a subdued chuckle or two, alone betray that though an oaraman he is mortal. Al ready he revolves in his mind the project of an early walk under a few pea-coats, not being quite satisged (conscientious old boy!) that he tried his stretcher enough in that final spnrt, and' thinking that there must be an extra pound of flesh on him somewhere or other the did the mischief. "I say, Brown," said Drysdale, "how do you feel "All right," said Tom "I never felt jollier in my life.' "By Jove, though, it was an awful grind didn't you wfeh yourself well out of it be low the Gut?" 'No, nor you either." •Didn't I though! I was awfully baked, my throat is like a lime-kiln yet What did yon think abont "Well, about keeping time, I think," said Tom, laughing, "but I can't remem ber muoh.' 'I only kept on thinking how I hated those devils in the Exeter boat, and, how done u| Uioy must be, aud liuplug (belt Number 2 felt like having a fit." At this moment they cumo opposite the Cherwell. Tho leading boat was just pass ing the winding-post, off the University barge, and the band struck up the "Con quering Hero," with a crash. And while a mighty sound of shouts, murmurs and musio went up into tho evening sky, Miller shook the tiller-ropes again, the captain shouted, "Now, then, pick her upland tho St Ambrose boat shot up betweHl the swarming banks at racing pace to her land ing placo, the lion of the evening. Dear readein of tho gentler sex you, I know, will pardon tho enthusiasm which stirs our pulses, now in sober middle age, as we call up again the memories of this, the most exciting sport of our boyhood, (for we were but boys then, after all.) You will pardon, though I fear hopelessly una ble to understand the above sketch your sons and brothers will tell you it could not have been made less technical. For you, male readers, who have never handled an oar—what shall I say to you You, at least I hope, in somo way— in oth er contests of one kind or another—have felt as we felt, and have striven as we have strove. Yon ought to understand and sym pathize with us in all our boating memo ries. Oh, how fresh and sweet they tiro Above all, that one of the gay little Henley town, tho carriage-crowded bridgo, the no ble river reach, the giant poplars, which mark the critical point of tho course— tho roaring column of "mulei-gnules," light blue and dark purple, Can tub and Oxonian, aliko and yet how different—hurling along together, and hid ing the towing-path—tho clang of Henley church bells—the cheering, the waving of embroidered handkerchiefs, ana glancing of bright eyes, tho ill-concealed pride of fathers, the opon dolight and exultation of mothers and Bisters—tho levee in the town ball when the race was rowed, tho great enp full of champagne (inn champagne, but wo were not critical)—the chops, tho steaks, tho bitter boor- but wo run into anti-climax -remember, wo were boys then, and boar with um if you cannot sym pathise. And you, old companions, Thrmllui, benchers (of the gallant eight-oar), now seldom met, but never forgotten, lairds, squires, soldiers, merchants, lawyers, grave J. P.'s, graver clergymen, gravest bishops (for of two bishops at least does our broth erhood boast), I turn for a moment from my task, to reach to you tho right hand of fellowship from theso pages, and empty this solemn pewter—trophy of hard-won victory—to your health and happiness. Surely, pone the worso Christians and citi7.eus aro ye for your involuntary failing of muscularity! flow Towiih (jJrnw in (lie Northwest. Incidents In the Red River Region. "Carleton" writes to the Boston Journal from Northwestern Minnesota: "Emigration travels fast. Like tho fire of tho prairie, throwing out hnndfuls of flame to light new fires in tho dried grass, so civilization is constantly kindling in new places along the frontior. Four families have just made a beginning at Detroit Lake, in which tho Red ltiver of tho North lias its rise. "Wo reachod the settlement on Saturday night, and pitched our tents for the Sab buth. It was a rare treat to these people to come into our camp and hoar a sermon from Bev. Dr. Lord. The oldest of the colony is a woman now in her eightieth year, with eye undiminished, a countenance romarkably free from tho marks of age, who walks with a firm step after fourscore years of labor. Sixty years ago she moved from Lebanon, New Hampshire, a young wife, leaving the valley of the Connecticut for a home in the state of New York, then mov ing with tho great army of emigrants to Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa in suc cession, and now beginning again in Min nesota. Last year her hair, which had been as white as the purest snow, began to take on its original color, and is now quite black. There are but few instances on record of such a renowal of youth. "The party havo come from Central Iowa to make this their future home, preferring the soil and the climate of this region to one where the changes of temperature are sudden and variable. Tho women and children of the four families lived here alone for six weeks, while the men wero away after their stock. Their nearest neighbors are twelve miles distant On the 4th of July all hands—men, women and children—traveled forty-five miles to celebrate the day. 'We felt,' said one of the women, 'that wo couldn't get through the year without going somewhere or seeing somebody. It is kinder lonely so far away from folks,and so we went down country to a picnic." "Store, church and school are all forty miles away, and till recently the nearest saw mill was sixty miles distant Now they can get their wheat gronnd by going forty miles. The settlement is already blooming with a half dozen children. Other settlers are coming in, and these people are look ing forward to next year with hope and confidence, for then they will havo a school of their own. "Not any Chicago musicians heard of our arrival, and here they are, twelve of them, stard in a circle round our camp, doing their best to express their joy. They are Germans, all young men. Three years ago three or four families came here from Ohio. They reported the soil so fertile, 'the situation so attractive, the prospects so flattering, that others came, and now they li&va a dozen families, and more are com* ing to this land of profriiso. "Now just ride out and see whiat1 they have done. Here is afield containing thir ty acres of as fiue wheat as grows in M,inne sota. It was just taking on the golden hue, and will be ready for the reaper next weiek. Beside it are twenty acres of oats, several acres of corn, andan acre or two of pota toes. This is one farm only. Ou yonder slope there stands a two-storied house, of hewn logs and shingled roof. See 'what adornment the wife and daughter has given to the front yard—verbenas, petunis and nasturtions—and round tho door a living wreath of morning glories. "Cows cliev tlieir ends' in the stable-yard, whllo 'Vrowsy UnkltagH lull tlio distant field,' where thei sljeppare herded. "We shall find the sceno reneated on the adjoining farm. Sheltered oeneath the grand old torest trees stands the little log church w^tb, a cro8s unou its roof,-, and here wo seo coping down the road the venerable father and teacher Of the community, in long bliick gowii 'and brood brimmed hat, with a crucifix at his girdle. It is a Catho lic .oooifuQliity, aud they brought" theirj priest,with then).,, "Bui take'-V good,'Llong- look at these' men as they statid' before1 our Camp. fire, with their bright.nor instrumeuts ih their hands,: They received them pnly three weeks ago from Cincinnati. fitit 'We can'tpiay much yof 'says,.their leader, Mr. Bertenheimer 'but we do., the beBt we can. We havo sent to Toledo for a teaoher who will spend the winter with nil You will pardon our poor playing, bnt-we felt so good when we heard you were here looking out a route for a railroad/ that we felt like doing something to show our good will. You see we are just getting started, and have to work,, bard but we wanted some recreation, and we concluded to get lip a band. We thought it would better than to be hanging round a grocery.' tPkdn fti)d simple the words, but there is moro in them than in many a windy speech madd on the rostrum or ill legisla tive halls. Jtffit getting started! Yet here upon the-frontier art has-planted herself. The flowers of. civilization are blooming on jheborder. •___ ,, "As we listened to the parting strains, and watched the receding forms, and look ed into the coals of our camp-fire after their departure, we -felt that there must be a Urighti ..future for a commonwealth:* that coiud grow shen fruit on'the borders of tho uncultivated wilderness." Atrocious Crime on a Steamer—a Man Robbed uld'Thrown Overboard. When the propeller Delaware, Captain Smith of the -independent line between Norwich and New York, was coming from New York on Friday night, and was about three miles east of Sands Point, tho captain heard a faint voice of some one iu distress. He immediately stopped the steamer and called the watch below. No vessel was in sight and nothing could be seen in the darkness, but the. voice was again heard, somewhat plainer calling "help." A boat was promptly lowered and pulled in the direction of the voice, and after proceeding a short.distance came upon a man in the water, who was taken on board the steamer. He was entirely naked with the exception of his shirt, and almost exhausted. When be had sufficiently re covered he was put to bed, and landed at New London on Saturday morning wherg he was taken to the alms house. He gave his name as Richard Hecker, aud related the following to tho reporter of the Nor wich Bulletin: "I left New York Friday afternoon, on tho steamer Old Colony, bound to Boston. Just before leaving I was accosted by two men who were going on the same boat— They invited me to take a drink with them, which I did, and I also asked them to drink with me. At this time I think they must have Been my money, which I had in my pocket book, amounting to §55. In the evening I had a faint recollection of some persons seizing hold of me, and directly afterwards I found my self in the water. I found when I first got overbourd that my pocketbook was gone. I tried to nwiua with my olethes on, bat found it very difficult, and removed all my clothing except my shirt My boots troubled me most to get off. 1 then Btruck out for land, which must have been a mile or more off, but the tide kept putting me back, and I had made up my mind that I must finally be drowned, when I saw tho light of the steamer Dolaware, I judged a mile off, coming toward me. I made every eflort to get as near her as possible, but when she got in my vicinity I called for help again ana again, as loudly as possible, but my strength was nearly gone and I feared I should not be heard. It was a still night, however, and my voice was heard by Captain Smith, who immediately sent a boat to my relief, and I was brought on board oi the steamer und kindly cared for. I think I was in tho water about an hour arid a halt." Mr. Hecker was confined to his bed all day Saturday, but will probably be out in a day or two. Ho says he has been a clerk in a drug store in New York, and has also been employed in the same business in Boston. He served three years in the war, and was hospital stoward in the fifty-fifth Massachusetts regiment. —Albany Journal, 1st inst. The ARAns illustrate their estimate of tho different colors of horses by the following story: "A chiofof a tribe was once pursued by his enemies. He said to his son: My sou drop to the rear, and tell mo tho color of tho horses of our foe, and may Allah burn his grandfather.' 'White,' was tho answer. 'Then wo will go south,'said tho chief 'for in tho vast plains of tho desert tho wind of the white horse will not stand in a protracted chase.' Again tho chief said: 'My son what colored horses pursue us?' 'Black, O my fathor.' Then wo will go among tho stones and on rocky gronnd for the foet of the black horses are not strong.' A third time tho young Arab was sent to the rear, and reported ehestuut horses. 'Then,' said the chief, 'we are lost. Who but Allah can deliver us from the chestnut horse —Tho Missouri Stato Fair opens on tho 14th inst., and continues five days. THE HAYES A1MT10 EXPEDITION. Letter from Bradford, the ArlUt What waa Done to July —Narrow Kscape from tlie UltcliHrge of Seven Iceberg*. Iviout, Greenland, July 27.- Since leav ing St. Johns wo havo had fino weather most of tho time. Wo nut do Capo Desola tion after a week's run from St: Johns. There wo lay three days, and started thonco to Julionshab, tho most southern settle ment of any importau'co in Greenland. There Dr. Hayes and myself took nn omrnk, or Esqnimeaux woman's boat, and visited the ruins of the old cathedral at Krakortok, built about 850 year* -ago by theNortlmieu. ThiB, with other ruins, which wero sur rounded by a wall, were photographed, and the doctor made a careful burvoy of the whole, and he will no doubt pnlilinh mnno account of tbeso rarely visited and very wonderful ruins. The old cathedral or church is in a good state of pi-ener vation the foundations and doorways tiro perfect. The walls aro of it^mcnso thick ness, which accounts for them Btanding so long. One gable is firm, and still eighteen' feet'high, and the other is crumbling away, and the arched window in it will soon fall. From Krakortok weretur-ncd to Jnlionshab, thence to' a large glacier which pours down into a fiord to the north and west. This was tho most magnificent sight I have ever beheld. It was more grand aud imposing than I could have dreamed of and tho im mensity of ice which covers tho interior of Greenland and discharges into tho sea, creating hundreds and thousands of ice bergs, is something which cannot be de scribed in words. Photographers have been vory busy, and, with upwards of -JO different views, I trust to be able, on iuy return, to give you something like a eorroct impres sion of what seems to mo one of tho most wonderful works of nature. Further fiorth we shall no doubt have numerous opportu nities of visiting other glaciers, and of mul tiplying our material for tho illustration of this grand and picturesque Arctic scenery. It greatly exceeds all my previous expecta tions. The mountains are more rugged and lofty, the glaciers more extensive, and the great Merde Glace, which they call here the Eisblinlcen, is more suggestivo ol vast extent and solitude than anything had I even thought possible in nature and then the pdwer displayed in tho glacier flow and the discharge of an iceberg is most surprising. With the icebergs the coast is everywhere lined. The sea is dotted with theso great white floating islands, which are often from one to three hundred feet high. Iu a single view I have seen many hundreds, spread before me on the waters, leading the eye away into extreme distance beyond anything I have ever seen. We were fortunate enough to witness seven bergs discharge in the manner first described, I believe, by Dr. Hayes and although we were at one time exposed to Borne danger, and lost apart of our pho tographic materials by the wave which rolled thirty feet high upon the rocks, yet all the party escaped without personal in jury. The photographic party heard the crash and saw the wave coming in time to climb the rocks, and thus escaped being washed into the sea, meeting with no fur ther mishap than a good ducking from the crcst of the sea. It was a narrow and pro vidential cscapo. I was on the vessel at the time, making a study in oil of tho glacier front, wEich is two hundred feet high, ajid bad we been nearer tho shore we should have been,, in all probability, daglied to pieces. We were not'long in gettiu" under way, and, although Dr. Hayes seams hard aned^y expei^en^e. nnd appears to regard glacier ds an amiable kind of iriend, yet I 'think the!inexperienced are disposed to hold a Greenland glacier hereafter at more, respectful distance. From here we shall proceed north into Melvi}le. Btiyj which I trust the experience of Dr, Hayes' will ena ble ns to pass throngh without 'risk, and which will give me the opportunity ot ob taining all the artistic material J,, now re quire to complete my cbllectiou of views and studies of this Arctic world of ever lasting ice and rugged mountains. We shall return as early "in the tenth month aB possible. Thy iriend, William Bbadfoi®. Tiro Philadelphia Robbftrt—Forty Tlion* sand Dollar*Stolen From UieHorth American,'Avgost 30. Just as lightning sometimes '-strikes in unexpected places, «o did bufgjtas ibake a demonstration fast Friday night.' The op erator must have been something of an iii'hi's'lihe, but the'apportunity pre Aetted to hifti for the dxecutaon of.his profit iablfc tapli wosall that a'Jack Shepjjard could -hav^i .ejrery Phifadclphion k^ows, the .oia.Court'of Quarter Sessions room adjoini the "OffitJb of'Receiver of Taxes. Qf- Iat* tliie-building has often been opened at bights. A $ warm of bootbln&ks and other itinerating urchins took possession of it at nights as placo of lodging. On Friday it was filled as usual. The boys say that at about mne^afoloalt tfro- men entered the place, drove them all out of it and proceeded at once to secure the doors. Tho youngsters, awed by this show of authority, lost no time in putting between themselves and the building in question a very, considera ble distance. The parties ejecting th6m were undoubtedly tho authors of what proved to be a heavy robbery of funds in the Tax Receiver's safe. The thieves found no difficulty in getting into the par Honing entry, and thence by a Bide dopr opening squately into tho office of ,the Receiver.— This accomplished,nyd tho lights so shaded that frond tne street their operations would, not he observed*, the burglars eut away the masonry frQiu thq big Safe and threw back the bolts of its 'doors, with what evidently Very much taxed- their ingennity ©r their strength They first collected ail the of fice coats and dusters belonging to the clerks that were hanging around tho room, and used them as ineans to deaden any sound likely to betray them to paesers-by. The thieves then went to work on the iron door of the vault with crowbars, tW -of which they left behind them. The bricks along side of the iron keeper of tho door were forced out, and the bolt of tho lock broken. This afforded entrance to the vault containing the iron chest in which were the money, receipts of that day, A panel in the door was cut out, but the hole not being sufficiently large to admit the passage of the tin boxes containing the money, the lock was smashed in, and then it was an easy thing to abstract the funde. This part of the werk must have been done hurriedly,: as a number of the checks and a quantity of the money was on Saturday found lying around the floor. The plunder incluaed $15,000 in cash rod between $20,000 and $25,000 in checks. The safe was recently built for tho office, and was believed to bo burgular proof. A Seen* In tlie White Pine Region. A correspondent of the New York Tri bune, writing from Treasure City, Nevada gives a description of a scene characteristic of the Whiie Pine country:. Leaving Shermantown on horseback, to ascend the steep and rocky trail to Treasure City, I witnessed a scene which rnado me doubt whether I was In Old Spain, Spanish America, or tho Great Republic A train of small Spanish mules, bearing great piles of cord-wood on their backs, came slowly down the canon, their huge burdens sway ing from side to side as tlioy moved along, each mule giving vent to a low, peculiar, long drawn meaning grunt from time to time, as a modest protest against tho heavy burden he was forced to bear. The mule teers, in dust-soiled garments, with scarlet silken bandas tied tightly around their waists trudged along by the lauie.s on foot, while the major-domo of tho concern, a line looking Mexican, with black, silk-like mus tache, teeth which gleamed under it like pearls, and keen, glittering eyes, %dc be hind on a riohly-caparisoned horse. The horse might havo been worth thirty dollars if you wanted one badly the black saddle richly embossed and ornamented all over with fine silver plates, bridle of braid ed hair, similarly ornamented with silver fancy bit, and huge, elaborately wrought and ornamented spurs, which jingled like a string of bells, cost not less than ?300 iu in. Then from a narrow bridle path down the mountain side, came a long train ol mules, cach with a heavy sack of silver ore, weighing 150 pounds or more, hanging from each Biue of liis back. Tho patient creatures walk along like soldiers in single file, picking their way carefully over tho rough, stony pathway, wkile the muleteers who rode along on horseback, pliod their wbipa and cursed iu tho soft Spanish tongue unceasingly. Tho train wasftom the Ebcr hardt or other mines on Treasure Hill, and was bound for the mills in tho canon beiow the town. Sxkuckby Liohtnini .—About noon on Friday of last week the houso of Joseph lloskius, situated about ono mile north west of this village, was struck by light ning. The electric fluid entered the chim eey, shivering it in pieces, and scattering tho broken brick fur and near. It ran down the stovc-pipo, splitting one length open, and nearly flattening it. It struck the stove, shattering it in pieces, killed a cat which was lying near tlie stove, broko the floor to pieces, aud entered the. cellar. The concussion bo seho«kcd Mrs. Hoskins and Miss Clayton, who wero sitting in tho room, each with a child ou her kneo, that they both foil to the floor, Mrs. II. scream ing "I am killed." Though soveroly shocked, they woro found to bo not vory seriously hurt, and Mrs. H. was ablo to bo around tho next day. One end of tho houso was considerably shattered, tho plastering being scattered all over tho floor. —DodgwUlu Chmtick, 3rf. DEATH OF SECRETARY RAWLINS. Scenes at hie Death-Bed. Washington, Sept 6—At 7 o'clock this morning Secretary Rawlins was in a toler ably comfortable condition. He spoko to General John E. Smith and Commissioner Parker with his customary earnestness on various subjects, and inquired whether thoy thought ho would recover his health aud again riso from liis bed. To this ques tion General Smith said ho feared not, and asked whether bo bad any wish to oxprcss with regard to tho disposition of liis re mains in caso ho should die. Ho replied that ho would leavo that with liis friouds, -but he did not desire to have an ostenta tious or expensive funeral. During the afternoon Secretaries Cox and Roboson came into his chamber, when tho former read him tho following telegram: Goncohd, Mass., Hopt. 6. If Gen. Rawlins is living, convoy to him tho assurance of my respect and affection, und of ho sorrow with wliicb I learn the con dition of a mail so upright, able and faithful. God bless and keep him. (Signed) E II. IIoAit. Kecretaiy Rawlins said, with deep emotion: "I am very gratdAitto tho Attorney-General for hi»'lovo, and I wish you to say so to him." At about three o'clock Dr. Peterson was left in charge, Dr. Bliss and Surgeon-Gene ral Barnes having been obliged by other duties to leave for a short time. Dr. Peter son, at a fow minutes to four o'clock, ob served a marked change in the condition of tlie patient, whose pulse had become very irregular, and Ue remarked to Gen. Giles A. Smith that he was sinking very fast, and had but a few minuteB to live, and request ed him to send for Surgeon-Goneral Barnes. About this time there was read to him a telegram from Lientenant-General Sheri dan,- addressed to General Sherman, dated Chicago, Sept. 6, as follows: "Will you please give my love to Rawlins. All tho officers here send their lovo to him." With scarcely breath to speak, he said: "Gen. Sheridan is very kind I appreciate and am grateful for his kindness. If tlie lovo ot my friends could do it, I would soon be a healthy man." About five minutes past four he asked some one to raise him. Dr. Bliss, who had returned, adjusted tho pillows under his back, while Dr. Peterson held him up. His eyes became fixed, and without a strug gle he died at twelve minutes past four o'clock. There were present Secretaries Cox ahd Robeson, Postmaster General Cresswell, Gen. Giles A. Smith, Gen. J. E. Smith, Commissioner Parker, James Rawlins, brother of the deceased, Gen. O. O. How ard, Mr. Chadwick, Surgeon General Barnes, Dr. Bliss, Dr. Peterson and the servants in attendance. During the day the late Secretary often expressed a strong desire to Bee President Grant, asking, "When will he come but was fearful he would not live long enough to do so. Yes terday afternoon, while Secretaries Robeson and Cox and Postmaster-General Creswell were fitting at his side, the first-named re marked, "Gen. Rawlins, lam very sony to seo you so sick," to which the General re plied, "Mr. Secretary, bo far as lam per sonally concerned as a member of the Cab inet, I have met with it for the last time. You will never see me there again." The company were deeply affected, but made no reply. Soon alter the death of Secre tary Rawlins, his body was embalmed and dressed in the uniform of a Major General. Col. Dayton, chief of Gen. Sherman's staff, and Capt. Johnson, of the Medical Depart ment, to-night, sit. up witjti the corpse. President Grant,' accompanied by Private Secretary Porteft artive&at' Washington by special ^rain from B^ltiipove at 6:12l .and was met at the station by Gen. Sherman. He at qiice proceeded to the residence of Gen. 'G. AA Smith, where ho learned that Secretary Rawliils Aiad been deiad an hour, Tho President was much affected while gazing upon the lifeless fbrm of his friehd, and expressed deep regtot that owing to the non-delivery qf telegrams at Saratoga he was prevented from, sooner starting for Washington. President Grant,, on? .returning to the executive mansion, transmittecfthe follovyr ing dispatch, itamely Mrs. Mary hawtihs^antmry, Cbnril: Your beloved husbalid expired at twelve minutes fetter fqqr o'clock th afternoon, to bo mourned by a family and friends who loved Kim for his personal worth and services to his country, and a nation who acknowledge to a On .consultation with liis frietids it is de termined that ho shfcll be buried ih the Con 'gre«siona,l burying ground, as tho moit ap propriate) -place, unless yot} bftve other eug giestiotlH-tO makoi' The time oTtlie funeral is not anancQf,: .but, probably will jUke, place on Thursday next. "(Bigrifed) I S *, Col. Douglas, assistant private' secretary & the'PXesidenty ,h&8 been, telegraphed to return from Virginia, and is expected to morrow iiight. An informal Cabinet meeting'was held to-night at the Executive Mansion,, there being prepent' Secretaries Cox and Rpbeoon and Postmaster General Oresswell, with the President and, for a short time, General Sherman and other army officers. The ob jeetof the meeting, was to mature arrange ments for the funeral of the late Secretary of War. It has been decided that (lie fu neral shall take place on Thursday morning at ten o'clock. The remains are to be escorted to the Congressional Cemetery, Which has been deemed an appropriate place for, the Imrial. These arrangements tire, however, subject to any xtiodifleation tho widow of the late (Secretary may sug gest, or. perhaps, to such action as may be taken by his own state (Illinois), the fol lowing telegrams having been forwarded to Gov. Palmer by Gen, John E. Smith:" Washington, Sept 6—5:00 p. m.,—Gen.: Rawlins died at 4"12 this afternoon. Has Illinois any wish to express with regarJ to the disposition of his -remains Tomor row forenooii iM. military, take chai'ge of the body wh&i it? will be itemoved'to^the War Department tolie in state, a catafal que being in course of erection' for that purpose., It will be guarded by_a detach litent Of taVAlry and artillery. 3?he funer al escort is to-be ufrder command of. Col, Barry, U. S. A. To-morrow the public de partments will be closed in accordance with an order issued by tho Department of State. Discoveries In Rome. An undertaking highly interesting to archosologists is about to bo commenced with the sanction of His Holiness, being the clearance of the ancient monumental facade of the Marcian Aqueduct from the mediaeval fortifications and superstructures of the Porta San Lorenzo. ."The present Pope's predecessor,.Gregory XVI., authorized a similar operation at the Porta Maggiorie, which resulted in the ex trication of the magnificent facade and in scriptions of the Claudian Aqueduct from rude towers and buttresses hastily thrown up in remote ahd troublous times, and the revelation of an interesting Roman tomb under the rubbish, erected to the memory of the wealthy baker, Vergilius Euryaces, and bis wife—a monument decorated with portrait statues and bassi-relievi illustrative of the occupation of the defunot Pio Nono is delighted at the continued success of the excavations at the Empori um. The marbles already extracted from that ancient wharf are valued at 2,000,000 francs and as Baron Visconti predicts that the depot will be found to extend down the left bank of the Tiber, from the Aventine to the -Church.of St Paul extra muros, the supply may be considered as almost inex haustible. Last week sixteen great masses were got out, one being of rose-colored ori ental alabasteT of groat valuo, anothor of pavonazzetto, And several of giallo antico. The Emporium has supplied everything that the restoration of Agrippa's Pautbeon required, and tlio same materials are being employed in the restoration and em bellishment of twenty-one churches in Rome. The Pope has also sent presents of marble to various churches in different parts of Europe, and has promised Arch bishop Manning an assortment of the most precious kinds for the enrichment of the ltiture Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lon don. The Prussian government has re turned thanks for the munificence of His Holiness' gift to the Cathedral of Aix-la Chapelle. Switzerland will not be forgotten in the dispensation of these long-bidden treasures. Only two columns of African mar ble of size and importance wore hitherto visible in Rome, at the entry of the portico of St. Petor's. Tho Emporium has fur nished fifteen others, of which the largest has been destined to be the commemora tivo'monument of the Council on the Janic ulum. Thirteen pieces of tho precious murrhre, for which tlio ancient Romans paid fabulous priccs, have also been discov ered. The Belvedere court yard in the Vatican is now tho principal depot of those marble treasures, which are arranged there under the Pope's immediate inspection. Last week his Holiness witnessed the arri val of an enormous block of African dragged from the Tiber bank to bis palace by twen ty shaggy black buffaloes. Prizes wobtii Winning.- California is as liberal as she is rich. At tho coming State Fair, to 1 hold at Sacramento from Sept to Sept. 11, inclusive, in addition to the socioty gold medal, $20,000 in coin will I.o distributed in prizes. There are to be, in connection with tho fair, cattlo and horse exhibitions, and trials of horso speed on tho track overy day. Stoam power is pro vided for the machinery. The wiue-growers expect to make the finest exhibition over given in California and ono of tho features of this part of the show will bo the actual manufacture on tho ground of sparkling wine. This fair will bo followed by ail in dustrial exhibition at San Francisco, Sept. II, to continue two mouthn. TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE. Fire In a Coal Shaft—Two Hundred Miner* enppo»ed to have been Buffo* cated-Lou of Property 9100,000— Great Kioltemtnt, Pi.ymoutii, Pa., Sept. G—A fire broko out this morning in tlio flue and bottom of Steuben shaft owned by tlie Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Company in thin placo, and in a short, time tho wliolo break er and out-buildings were in fliunes and tlie hoisting apparatus, tho only avenue of escape for tlio miners, destroyed. All efforts to stay tho flames were unavailing, and the whole structure fell, filling up the shaft. Ovor two hundred men are in the shaft, and have iio communication with the out side. The only way of getting air into tho shall was through the main opening, and that was filled with burning timbers and debris of tho flames. It is feared that the wholo number havo been suffocated by Bnioko or perished for want of air. The fire departments of Scronton, WillceX barre and Kingston are playing stream^ down the shaft for tho purpose of quenoh ing the fire there, bo that tho rubbish can be cleared out and the condition of tlie men ascertained. It will probably take till to morrow morning before tidings can be re ceived from them. Tho scene is heartrend ing. Families are congregated in great numbers. Tho miners from all parts of the country are thoro at work, and the mer chants, and in fact the whole population of tho town, have turned out to assist. The loss by the fire will amouut to about $100, 000, partly covered by iustiiance. All tho physicians of the city have been summoned to attend when the condition of the men is ascertained. The afliiir has cast a gloom upon the wholo community, and business is almost entirely suspended. The miners only resumed work to-day, alter a suspen sion of about three months. Among the men in the mines is Mr. Hughes, the su perintendent Plymouth, Pa., Sept. G—6:10 r. m.—Af ter the rubbish from the bottom of the shaft was cleared away, two miners de scended in a bucket, and sent word up to send down a pick and shovel to clear the doors with. The bucket was brought np and two men started down with the tools. As they started the men at the bottom re quested them to hurry. On their reaching the bottom both men were found dead. No hopes are entertained for the men in the shaft. All are supposed to have perished. The black-damp is very bad hero. Scbanton, Pa., Sept. 6.—There iB great excitement here in consequence of the burning of a coal-breaker at Avondalemme, Plymouth, about 20 miles south of this city. There are 201 men and boys in the mine, and the shaft, which is the only means of escape, is choked by forty feet of burning coal and rubbish. Ventilation is totally Btopped, and there are great fears that some, if not all, will be suffocated. Sobanton, Pa., Sept. 6—6:10 p. m.—The latest information from the Avondale mine states that the shaft was cleared and two men went down and penetrated sixty or seventy yards to a closed gang-way door, which they could not force open. They found three dead mules outside the door, and sulphurous fumes were pouring out through the door. No signs of life were discovered, and it is feared that all arc dead. Scbanton, Sept. 6.—The fire began at ten o'clock this forenoon. AU experts agree that it must have communicated from the ventilating furnace to the wood-work at the bottom of the shaft, which is 327 feet be low the surface. The flames then rushed with great violence up the shaft, and broke opt in the engine-room at th9:'tbp.r.-Tiff engineer barely escaped with hie life. The, buildings covering the mouth of .tho shaft were 100 feet high and 200 feet long, all of wood and dry as tinder. They were almost instantly "enveloped in flames,! and it was impossible to reach the mouth of the shaft to help the men below, Dispatches just received from Avondale say that Thomas W. Williams,-ofPlymonth, and David. Jones, of Grand Tunnel^ who went.dow^tg make further investigations, were suffocated to death. On a second at tempt 'WilliamB' detrabody was brought otit by David:-£L Davis .arid Benjamin Jones. Thomas, Wilfiams went down^uid dragged David Jones' 8on3e( distance to tlie foot of the shaft, When he* was compelled to coriie up.' John Wl' and Isaac Thomas1then-webt dowji and lbroughfe uJ) thd body.:AU who attempted, to,go dowu.are pciw,.out olive, except Williams ana Jones. No further at tempt will be made togodown until a'sui&fl rehgiiieis rigged. The loss bjr-. .the burning of the Avondale mine works is from eighty thousand to one hundred thousand dollars, hot counting tfte loss by .the stoppage of mining opera tions. The mine had been involved in a strike for over threb' months,' but returned work last Thursday^ and was produeing four hun dred andjflfty tons of coal p^r day. The works were ljuilt iu l8G7,' and it will take four to six months to rebuild them, It will (alee until five o'clock to-morrow morning to get the small engine to work to drive tho fan at the mouth of the 6haft and force tho air through the. canvass hose All who havo been down say it is very hot and loud calls have failed to'elicit an answer. Tho only hope for 202*men in- the mine is that the must have shut themselves in a re mote part of tho workings and entirely away from the draft. Several hundred men with tools were taken from here this evening, with the idea of driving a gang-way from a neighboring mine into the Avondale works, but as it must bo 6olid rocfe-ctitling,. this meanq would probably-not'relieve the imprisoned men in time. The distance to be. cut is vaiionsly estimated atiirom twenty to sixty ,feet, ana the time required two. Or three days. It has- been proved that .the ven tilating furaaco at Avondale would some day-fire the shaft, a» it waaa very dry one. The danger to, life .ig very grgat in a mine which has but oub means of entrance, and it is thoifghf tha^i Avondale isibut one of the mftuy mines in same Condition. It is to be hoped that the next legislature will not, as so many, preyjous ones have done, refuse to pass astringent law for the protection of miners and the inspection of mines. lateb. Scbanton, Pa., Sept. 7—3 p. m.—Up to this hour no bodies have been recovered the foul air being so grekt as to prevent any person remaining in the shaft for more than 20 minutes at a time. All are without a doubt lost Strange Phenomena In California. The people of San Francisco, Sacramen to, and- the country generally, are much puzzled by the appearance of a phenomenon in the heavens, unusual at least in Califor nia. Long after sunsetr of the 18th, and on the early morning of the 17th ultimo, a brilliant orange-red light illumined the west, warming up the whole canopy of hea ven. Long after sunset the latter exhibi tion was witnessed, which was the cause of the notice it acquired. So vivid was it in Sacramento on the early morning of the 16th, that the fire-bells were rung, and the companies turned out imagining that some terrible conflagration was raging in the out skirts of the city. Some suggest that anew sun has started to warm us others that we are entangled in the luminous tail of some comot some, again, talk of "Northern lights Oregonians consider that it in caused by the great fire now raging over large tracts of their country. The "Web Feet," t. c., the Oregonians, may bo right all I eon say is that it lhust indeed be a big conflagration to affect us six hundred miles distant. Ttin t.ViArmomoter stood 81 in Sacramento the day preceding the princi pal exhibition during its continuance in the evening it stood at 78 9. Some fear that it has some unknown con nection with coming earthquakes. That it is caused by some unusual condition of the atmosphere is plain, but I believe still that old Sol.ia at the bottom of it, and that it iB his light that we aro bothering ourselves about all tho time. A Biir Jmiriret. FVom tho San Francisco Bulletin, Aug. 21. A. T. Farrish & Co. received this morn ing, from Downierville, a nugget of gold weighing ono hundred and six pounds, be ing almost if not quite, the largest over taken in this state, and within a few pounds tho largest ever found in the modern gold mining. Tho value is abont $25,000. In the same find 367 65-100 ounces were ob tained in smaller nuggets, from twenty-five to seventy-five ounces each also ono cake of fino gold, retorted, weighing 1,180A ounces. All theso are now in Mr. Farrish's hands. This extraordinary pile, $52,000, was obtained in ono day by two men, lrom tho Monumental Quartz Mine in Sierra Bnttcs, Sierra county, owned by W. A. Farrish and others. William Farrisli writes that in two itays ho would send as much moro. The vein varies from ono to three feet, and is filled with decomposed quartz. Tho gold is obtained by sluicing, using quicksilver to catch tho fine par ticles. Tho tailings only go through an araslra. Tho Sierra Buttes and tho Inde pendence Mino are located on tho samo mountain. It is only some two months since Messrs. Farrish commenced work ou this mine, and they have got in a few foot. A week ago they sent down $3,000 as tlie result of two men's labor for eight or nino weeks. An old tkaitek in tho Rocky Mountains says that the winds there now blow milder and damper than formerly, and tlio air is heavier. It has been observed, also, that rain tails more fiequently iu Utah and other portions of tho Far West, ond the ivors have increased iu volume. Tho Home or Maximilian. A correspondent of the Rochester Union writes as follows of a visit to the castle of "Miramar," near Trieste, the former home of the unfortunate Maximilian: At the door our card was asked for, and handing it in, we were soon waited upon by a gentleman whose manner at onco im pressed us with a feeling of saddened in terest indeed, as we entered,. everything bore a subdued aspect, the shaded hall, the soft tread, the low voico, as though in the houso of mourning, Tho attendant in formed us he had been with Maximilian eleven years as an intimate friend and com panion. He could scarcely speak of him without tears, and when we inquired about Carlotta ho shook his head while tears gathered in his eyes, and afterwards Baid her cobo, they feared, was hopeless. They had done everything to restore her mind— had taken her to the homo of her child hood, hoping earlyassic^ciations might awa ken an interest In her mind, but to no effect. He first showed us Maximilian's library, a beautiful room, tastefully finished in carved wood of his own design. There was a large, well-filled library, in whieh we notice gome American authors, the English poets, &c., anLa large collection of drawings and de signs. The attendant informed us he was very fond of drawing, that he planned the architecture of the entire castle, and every room of different construction. The walls were hung with his designs, and in the drawers were many of these, and on his tables unfinished ones, and his secretary as he left it The adjoining room represented the cabin of his ship, the state-room, the dining-room, with all their appurtenances, and a model of the vessel,' all carved by himself, with maps, charts, &c., of his own design and drawing. The entire rooms on this floor, ceilings, doors, panels and furniture, are made ot a light oak, sandal or olive wood, with carved decorations of a darker wood. The drapery and upholstery are of alight blue Batin lined and embroidered with white which gives to each room a very chaste and elegant appearance. From these rooms we entered Carlotta's study and work room. Fine portraits of herself and Maximilian and of her father and mother and dear friends hung on the walls. On her table were fine ivory pictures of herself and husband, exquisitely painted. Her work basket, work, scissors and thim ble as Bhe last used them, and her secre tary which contained some of her own drawings, just as she left it The curtains, «ofas, chairs, ottomans, screens, &c., were embroidered bv her. They are light blue satin, embroidered with white and a few colors, very beautiM indeed. Adjoining this was her music room taste fully arranged, her dressing room and bed room, in the form of an octagon, two win dows looking out'on the sea and two into a most delightful garden with a beautiful fountain near, and it was difficult to deter mine which was the finer view, that of the sea or the gardens and fountain. This genf of a room was Maximilian's and much of the drapery was embroidered by Carlotta. This room led to others, the breakfast and dining rooms, parlor and reception—all in perfect keeping. A large hand some marble stair-case, adorned with fine statuary, led to tho rooms on the next floor, which were fitted up in magnificent style in crimson satin, embroidered with gold, with fine paintings, ornaments, mirrors, vases, chandeliirs, &c. The wood-work and finish of these rooms, however, were of the same kind as those below, giving a inch appearance, *!on^ipeil.,with the crim bou and gilt, decorations, there, was the grand reception room, state room, audience or throne room, |»rlor, dining' and music room, and' adjoining thu «mn)l: chapel haodsomefyfiuishtd. A* we walked through these, roonjs. we thought what a change is here.' In the. place of the lofty tread of noble 'occupants and their distinguishd guests. '-the light tread ot sympathizing strangers 'and whero tho loving influence which m&de that ^pifip so attgaptive? Alas for them, that honiq. influeu^e v^as not mpre p6tent thkh aihlmidi&1,Ala8 for that mind enshrouded in darkness mom dread fidthftnthatpftti£ grave. We.pasfledfrom thor cpjBtlei iutp. the. gardens and grounds ,laid out also by'Maiximi^ian in the most ar tisKc style, with arbors and fountains, and winding avenues to Carlofct&'s cottage, a beautiful Gothic edifice, where ?h% was first tak,en.aft^r hearing jOf her husband's death. From,here we retraced our steps, thinking ho\vJgrariithe change since that'husband and wife adorned that beautiful home and. together .traversed, these walks now ao silent Bathing in Salt -Lake. A correspondent of tho Chicago Journal details his bathing experieqee in Salt Lake as follows: •. I came near going away, like nineteen fourftts Out of twenty who visit "these parts, without taking a swim in Great Salt Lake. If I had done so, you might have set me down a poor traveler iudeed, ,for the day's experience has been quite as interesting and instructive, ita 'senBationis as "novel, and its incidents as striking^ its have been afforded by any other three days of my so journ. A drive of twenty miles in the cool of the morning brought, me and my com panion to the beBt Tiathiiig place in the lake. We had refreshed bn the way with a nice conntry breakfast at Bishop Kessler's (think of. l)reakfasting with A .bishop and paying him "filthy lucre.for it!) and were in prime condition for a dash'in t^io snrg ing surf. ':'There were no houses within gunshot, iand! the apathy which prevails at the city concerning ^11 sotte of healthy sport had its compensations in this case, for it allowed ub full opportunity for indulging in "bluff, -bathing''—nature's own-sort which the catering places-have suppressed hitherto, ljut 'Mow, ashamed of their "coh ventibmdities at laBt, aHb#ing to "dome in" again, But Bait' Lake fore naught for watering-p^VregQlationa,1 and ie were soofy itt/purisi nifarc?, peck-rdeep in fhe fealty \taves, kicWnig ahd splashing, sum mersaulting and cavorting, as happy as .clams (or schoolboy^ in high water. Neck.decp! it is an arbitrary expression," and'may mean flvti foet or twenty-five, for one cannot go beyond, that- depth, unless handicapped. The dense fluid buoys him up, so that, after reaching the depth of his shoulders, he may walk as he pleaseB, he can't touch' bottom, and 'hia heiad refuses to keep down as persistently as an apple on Hallowmas E'en, or a Chicago scalper under the, Bankrupt act Buoyancy—you will never know the meaning of the word until you go to Salt Lake and bathe! You feel as if you had discovered a new element, superior for the time to earth, air or water. You feel like cutting up all manner of an tics. You strike out to swim in the usual way, and your back parts rear up like the roof of the Tabernacle anon your feet are kicking in the air, and yon flop to save your head from an expected clucking. Lying on your back, you may float liko a porpoise then you try some new evolution and shout your astonishment and hilarity at the result. "Hallo! how do you feel now?" Iaskmy fellow bather. "O, buoyish," is the reply. The sensation is akin to that described in slang as ''salubrious," though it has none of the muddled quality of the tippler's 6alubriousne88. You merely feel a little delicious uncertainty as to whether you are a Chicago traveler or a big air bladder and yon delight yourself with the reflection that after all, there is often not muoh dif ference between the two. The tempera ture ib just right, and the effects seem ex hilarating, rather than weakening. By and by you get surfeited with novelty and go ashore. Then you get your first reminder of the exceeding Baltness of the water first except some little gulps on first plung ing in, which most likely taught you to keep your mouth shut to all further influx from the element around you.— Under the driving influence of the sun, if you should stand in hisrays for amo ment, you will soon be encrusted with a white mass of pure salt—a sort of veneered Lots wife. A friend told me that he once solved the Sambo problem by fetching an African brother out and giving him a bath in this water. The fellow was soon enam eled white enough. But that was iu the days when magnitude was a drawback the albescent, process would be uunecessarj' nowadays. But we did not test this pecu liarity of the lake bathing. Less than the usual application of towels sorvod to make ub dry and glowing, and we realized no no prickliug sensation such as some visi tors here have described, nor did we feel any need of a fresh water rinsing. On the whole, it was one of the beBt things imag inable in the way of bath. I may mention, also, that our Bishop takes a daily bath in theso waters for his ancient broken leg with good effect as lie thinkB. A Railway is now in course of construc tion across the Crimea, between Sebasta poland LoBova, a station on tlioTagonrog Chark-off-liftilway. The portion of the line between Scbastapol and Simpheropol is to bo built by the Russian Government at its own expense, and the working com panies of the rogimeuts stationed in the Crimea are to be at onco employed to the embankment Tho other portion of the line, between Simpheropol and|Lo8ova, is to be given up to a private company, but tho period at which the charter will be is sued is not yot fixed. The works underta ken by the Russian government, it is be lieved, will be very expensive, as tho coun try through which the line is to pass is hilly. The Revenue Bureau publishes an esti mate that there are 79,000,000 gallons of whisky in tho bonded*'warehouses of tho country. fSrctrities. Miscellaneous Ilcnig. Board of Trade aas been'organized at Bowling Green, tiy. -7A Pne5,ma«c dispatch tube is beinP laid under Broadway, N. Y. —Tlio capital of the banks in the citv of Boston is upwards of $46,000,000. --The total rental values of London are annum taXatiou at !that-their $1(W,000,000 per -Ten men assembled recently in a hotel SSwK "*am™8 —The Postoflico Department now re ceives, transmits and delivers 720,000 000 letters annually. —Mr." Peabody, who is a protestant pre sented $1,000,000 to the Pope for the ben efit of the poor. —A piece of pnro amber was receutlv found on one of the barren knolls near tho Bijou Basin, Colorado. —In Trowbridge, Vt, is a man by the name of Diamond, who is the father of thirty precious gems. ~X railroad is projected from Caldwell to Iicondcroga, to connect with the Pitts burg and Whitehall road. —1The United States has 27,131 post ofli ccs. The number of Postmasters, clerks and mail contractors muat be forty thou sand. A Mobile negro mother-in-law whaled' her son-in-law with an iron bar because he would not buy her a new dress and a pair of ear-rings. —The New Orleans Picayune believes that the cotton crop would reach 3,000,000 bales, but that theio are not enough labor ers to secure it —Two clog-dancers in Leavenworth are about to have a match for five hundred dollars, to settle who the champion dancer of America. —In a graveyard at Shrewsbury, New Jersey is a row of ton graves of a femily of brothers and sisters, aU of whom died at the age of ten days. —A nugget of gold weighing 106 pounds and valued at $25,000, wasteken outof the Monumental Quartz mine in Sierra county. CaL, a few days since. y°«ng man of twenty-two who has recently been convicted of murder in Ten nessee confesses that he has eight times committed the same crime. TTho, ®rftish ship Lady Apn cleared ^ui,We£ 1 ^"unento for London ^ea'-tewg the first vessel from that port direct to London in two yesrsi —The Colt pistol works at Hartford, Ct, have mode mid shipped 8,000 of the 30,000 gunsorderedby the Russian Government and bftV6 3,000 moro ready. tA ro® of President Pierce's Secretary Dobbin died Fayettville, North Carolina, by falling from a window a week or two ago. -Ho was a promising lawyer. letter of August 25says that Frank AV ard, a son-in-law of Wm. B. Astor jumped overboard from the steamer Sacral mento, near San Jose, and was drowned. —Cosd speculators in New York now have consigned to them and lying at their wharves from 300 to 500 coal LoUl which —A great fire, is in' tttB Dismal Swamp,-in Virginia, Many miles of fences and cordwoodf hfve ibeen destroyed, and numerous wild animals have been driven out into theopen country. ^A Chi?go eirl hroke her engagement with ayonhg man forthe reason that he sneezed in his sleep. Ifif wonl%'t be im pertinent we iwoidd like lio1fliiaJ| how she found it out --.'v eloped with a blooming damsel of that place the other day, notwithstanding the fact marriage was to have taken place in the regular way in* few weeka Hanks' of Lowell, Mass., aged sixyears, on Sunday astsfaiive^ intothe .Wii,.wt Into the hay and. was suffdcai^'. The fire was shortly discovered, but'.tte&ild vaa dead. —Charlotte Gnillard was theifirst nota ble female printer. She was in business Ipr fifty years in Paris.—from 1506 to 1566 —and 'was-celebrated for th* Arrectness of her liooks. Women were etnifloyed and commended as compoftitentinItaly as early as 1481. ~A yoMig-GSrmai bail kSett h4 eyesitrht by an ttttoDipttowin a'betto-swim a mi tern length of time on his-hack in the Scheldt with his spectacles on. A hot suu acted on the spectacles as on a magnifying —Coritfeett will soon awarded for constructing another tunnel under the Chi cago River. Tho new tunnel will be icoo feet in fcugth-320e -feet» longer 'than the one ajrea^y.built, and ,wil) .'cost about half A millipxrdollars. 'A tj,. --"Admiral" Semmes asked to be chosen President of the Alabama State University. His offer whs decfined, an^ErrffWfeorCvrus Northrup of Yale waa chosen ta^he place. Tho-Louisville Courier-Journal Pro fessor Nortfirup a negro. Mrs. Soalfield, of Chicago, has a pearl which she inherited from her German au cestors so.la^ge and valuable tl»t leading New^ork jewellers infoTjja he? that its price is .beyond tue means: of any one in «ouutry, and sh^ intends.to exhibit it. —Excursionists (from iSalt Lak«)—"Give me through tickets for fifteen grown per sons antjl thirty-nine children. Kew Tick et Clerk (from, jfg a school or an ..asylum we can coake them cheaper to jou." Excursionist (indignant ly^— 'SirT k*s my'bwn private fiunily,sir!" —JJie (/ounttof Cheste, Spain, was given hia rank and pay on condition that he should go to the Canaries. He gave a par ole to remain at Puerto Real till a vessel was ready, but he broke the parole and fled to France^ The office of the Chicago, Sock Island and Pacific Railroad, in Chicago, was 'O, robbed Thursday evening of one thousand three hnndred and twenty-five coupon tick* eta. The value of the tickets about $12,000. —The wagon-bridge across the Dca Moines River at Des Moines, Iowa, fell on the 3d with about one hundred and fifty Mustangs upon it Abont a dojsen of th*e animals were ruined by having dtheir legs broken, Jtc. —Tho cattle in some parts of Surrey, England, have been attacked with an epi demic of a contagious character. The dis ease is said to be of a similar type to which preceded the outbreak of the rinder pest in June, 1865, and it is gpiwiing rapidly through the country. —A lady in Missouri has applied for a di vorce from two husbando. The first aban doned her and circulated a report that he was drowned, on the faith of which she married again. She elaima'a divorce from number one on the ground of aban donment The other husband she now finds had already a family when he married her. —A child iu Minnesota recently swallow ed a enp of water in which a quantity of potato bugs had been thrown to drown. The parents fed the babe for two hours ou Davis' pain-killer and sweet milk, and be yond "distress," which migbt naturally be attributed to the heroic remedy* then wero no serious consequences, though the pota to bug is reputed poisonous in the West —A boat race for $700 a side, was rowed in the harbor of Yokohama, Japan, on the 10th of July, between the cutters of the U. S. steamer Iroquisand her 1 itannio majesty's frigate Ocean. (The" latur beat the former in a five mile race, four minutes and twenty heconds. This result again gives the boast to the Britishers in these waters, which was won from th«n about year ago in a contest botweeu. the Ocean and the Oneida. Effect of tub Sale of Property im Itai.y.—Wo hear accounts from Sicily of the former church property which was sold by auction to private individuals. The houses belonging to the convents wen in a dilapidated state, but have -now been either thoroughly repaired or pulled down and rebuilt The tilling of we convent farms was in a backward state, being car ried on in the most primitive manner and with the rudest implements: but the new ownors are devoting their attention to im provement in the culturo ofthe soil, which is naturally rich and fertile. In Messina and in the communes of the province, sev eral day and night schools are open. The latter are well attended, and many of the children of the peasantry can now read and Write. Neab Greenwood, wm Mo., on Sunday night, a Mrs. Czatt was shot through the head and killed. Her husband says he was awaken ed by two men approaching the window, and one of them putting a pistol through it with the design of scooting him. He knocked the weapon asicUy and the ball, he supposes, struck his wife when the pistol was discharged. The coroner's jury found that Bhe came to her death by meanB of a pistol ball fired by some one unknown but the general belief in the community ig that she killed by her husband.