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,,j.. Vji,yv rva'VU,1 '"n"i8MW:'J"i'Ji,'yJ-,t--tt'i',t",JI '""'"'' WyHtfntV ipfa rt " .. -.;i ,,,,, ,m - i.VuT' ' wrww(f -""-" -3T- jij ' ii j iw a" - 'H 8faj-i" V jhw - j I & sv- U"--i mm lita m mm. II I i t w, i ,; &ii ! 1 P ) :. t LI n r is ii u f in. VOLTJME IV. t Mti x. x. jtcr.DocK. r mckdoce. MUItDOCK Jfc nilOTIIlIIt, rcw.isiimts asd rnorniCTons. TWO DOLLAUS" l'KK YKAuT I-N" ADVANCE. 15VKTISET3 EATE: Si2S ETCTO CH AITimnSI. MAIL.S. intern ilnlt f via Wicliita A Southwestern It. ?..) Mall and Ui.pre6SIvo.2Uer.arls 2.03 A. M., Mail JC Ksiires No. 1 urm es daily at 12 05 A. M. August and Douglas diiam dully at 1 r. n. "SkalilfuyVcJldwin, W.nfleld. Wellington Ninncscah, Littleton, Oxford. Kcllei.laln, C luca. pia, buinncr City and London Arm cs daily nt , r. . Departs dully al7 a.m. Clear W liter. Ohio Center and llolllns lrec n Arrives Wcdnedays and Saturdays at lo docs y. it. Departs Wsdays aud Fridaj at 0 o'clock Abn'Bd afterdate the postnfllec will he openfor tue delivery ofletters and tLe sale ofsUmiw lrora 7 a. m. to 7 r. M. Office open on Sunday lnorntn; Mails zolng'eas't and Mirth close prompt at 0 r. M. " " M M. Mcuuock, 1'. M. cu interna. riit l'relitenau Church J. 1. ""'' I,a; tor. berticcs iu i:aglc Hall ewry babbatli at 11 o'clock a. M. aud lit r. . M. K. Church J 1' llauna, pastor. Services every feabhaUi nt 10,S o'clock a. m. and r. x. VraicrmeetiusonlliurodayevcuiuB. liaptisl Church ben icea at the new church ou Market eircct every sabbath at 10JJ o'clock a. ii. and7 r. M. . ,. , t bt. Aloyslus Catholic Church llcvtrcnd J. A. Scnonz, pastor. srrlcis en the 2nd und li Bundaya or every mouth ; hlh mass at 10 A. Ji . , Te8iera at 7i r. M. COUXTV OlTICKltS. Judge Thirteenth Judicial District W. 1. Camiiixx.i.. lioard ot County Coimnisbioncrs J. T- CAitrcN Eis, V. O. IlOIlBS, J. II. Iouk. 'Jountv Treasurer L. N. Woodcock. County Clerk Joun Tccksu. Sheriff 1. 11. MASKT Clerk district Court U. W. Heeves. l'robate Judge Wn. C. Littlk. Buiieriuundeat l'ublic Instruction J. L. Zia- MEIUIAX. llegistcr of Deeds Milo II. Kellooo. County AltonieyW. i:. bTAhLsr. County burvcyoi-s II. L. JACKbO.s and A. . Swamiz. cixv orncKits. Mayor Q. L. HaruiS. Citv Attorney II. 11. Fisher. l'olicc Judge J M. Atwood. City Treasurer U. Cocutn.. Marshal Mike Meagiiku. City Clerk r'BED. bCUATT.ER. Surveyor , ,r Justices of the rcacc D. A. Mitchell, L. M. Constables J. W. McCaktneT and J. 1. IlouruiiEr. ,, Council First Ward-J. M. Steele, M. Zik meblv. second Ward C.M. G-nutsoxand Joux Fohkv. 'Ihird Ward I. C . Millis and Jay Iviu timkv. Fourth ardJ.C. Fiiaklii and J.L. Board of Kducatlon First Ward W. A . IIj-ese andU. F. Haiiqis. fcccond Ward I. K. Calh ntiA. und II. L. Jacksox. Third Wanl 0. CALUMELLand A. A. IUde. Fourth Ward C. A. Walklii and 11. J. Hills. Treasurer school lioard ltev. J 1. IUiibev. LODGKS. IO. O. F. Wichita Lodge, No. Ill, meets ev ery Thursday night, at 7 o'clock, at their hail, ocrthe First National bank. All brothers In oiod&tandu-g are iuitedjo attend. b . Coouel. N. G. W. A. niciiET, It. S A, F. i A. M. Meets on the first and third . Mondajs of each month. JlUliUA.1 WA l . u. 8AII11ATI1 SCHOOLS. TheM. E. babbath school, W. L. Stanley, su perintended, meets at thechmxh at 2; o'clock The rre6bytcrlan Sabbath school, C. S. Cild vell, Suptriuteudeut, metis at Eagle hall at 3 o'clock ,i. in. . The Uaptist Sabbath school, A. B. Arment, su perintendent, meets at the uewchurch every Sun day attemoou aj SJ o'clock. V. S. LA-ND Ol'l'lCL-. TOIIULAS AVE.. COMME11C1AD DLOCK LJ H. L Tatlob. Keglster; J.C. ltEDflELD, U.iAiver. Office hours lrom y to 11 A. M, Ironi 1 to 3 p. v. and cousrr suimivoiis. II. L. JACKSON" 4 A- W. SWANITZ, C10BSTY SUllVEYOItS. Leave your orders at J the county clerk's office, or call at the West iclnUi postolUce. J-ly ATTOltXEYS. JI. S. ADASS. OitO. II. E.NC.LIS1I. II. O. UL-GULE8. ADAMS, ENGLISH A RUCCLES, ATTOltXCYS .VXD COCXSELLOUS AT LAW Wichita, Kansas, .will practice in all the courts ol the l3lJudici.il District, suprrme Court of the btatr l.- the United ouias District aud Circuit Com. of Kansas. 11-tf STANLEY & HATTON, ATTOltXEYb AT LAW and Notaries Tublic, Office in New York Block, Wichita, Kau. 'J J. M. UALDEItSTON, ATT0KXEY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas. apJo-ly GEO. SALISBURY, ATTOUXKY-AT-LAW, Office with Slcclc & Levy, WIchiU, Kansas. 3-a-ly U C. 1LCSS. JAB. L. DYEB. SLUSS DYER, ATTOUXEY3-AT-LAW, WichlU, Kansas. -w . J. F. LAUCK, A TTORXEY-AT-LAW, Brst door south of U. Jr b. Land Office, iu Commercial lllock, Wichita, Kansas, sjieclal attention given to all kinds ot business connected vt ith the U. S. Land Office. 13-tf LELAXDJ. WE1IU, ATTORXEY AT LAW, Winilcld, Xews Depot, Main street. Kansas. 12-tf W. It. KIKKl-ATIUCK, ATTOIXXEY AT LAW, Wichita, . Couuy, Kansas. Sedgwick -tf 1IAUIUS. KOS. HARRIS. llAliniS&lLVUItlS, ATT0RXE1S AT Law. Wichita, Kansas. (Formerly of Centervillc, Iowa. UoomXo. commercial Block, up stairs. Money to loan in Wellington, aumner County. rilYSICLYXS. DIt. HENDHICICSON, U. S. Examining Surgeon) MIYSICIAX AXD SUKCEOX, Office Xn. 21, Mala Street. 4-S-ly DR. C. C. FURLEY, T-vl PHYSICIAN AXD SUKGEOX. Office, Main street, two doors north of First National bank. 12-tf J. II. GODDARD, PHYSICIAN & SURGEOX, section 21, township 25, range 2 wett, 1 miles west of bedgwick city. -8 DR. V. L. DOYLE. "pvEXTIST Office opjioelte Woodman's Bank. Mrs. I I.I. GRAY, Obstetrician , and diseases of women and child ren. Office: East side or Main Street, bctw. 1st and 2nd, WichiU, Kansas, 37 tf VJITEIUJfATtT. G. B. Kessler, C G. Tiioursox. KESSLER & THOMPSON, VETERINARY" SURGEON'S. Will treat all horses intrusted in their care in the most scientific mnncr. Office In btar. Livery and bale (stable, corii'r Market and Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas. 10- ItE-VL ESTATE. G. V REEVES, (Clerk of the District Court,) SEAL ESTATE, INSURANCE and Collecting Agent, Wichita, Kansas. Collections made taxes paid. All business entrusted to my care will receive prompt attention. 41-ti JNO. EDWIN MARTIN, "OF.OKER and dealer In Real Estate, Notary J3- Public and Coutcyanccr, Agent state Line steamship Co., Abstracts Furnished, Taxes paid Loans-Negotiated Office at the Red Oval Sign, wo. 7 Main St., Lock Box 304. Wichita, Sedg Nlck county Kansas. 24-Cm ailSCELLAXEOUS. J. L. ZIMMERMAN, COUNTY SCrKIUXTEV-DBTT AMD XOMnV l'CELIC. WILL ATTEND PttOMPTLY to writlnjr Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts, taking ac knowledgments, iic l'aya special attention to the tlayine of taxes for non-residents. Onlcc In South Uoom, Occidental Hotel Block, Wichita, Kansas. l-tO R1C11KV HOUSE. Ho transler, no bus fare at the depot. Have refilled, refurnished anp reduced fare to $1.10 per day. Good stable ac commodations In connect! jn with the house, to-tf 1UCI1KY BUO.S. BRICKI BRICICI "OBICK In any quantity for sale at my yards, on r"S tho T.Iille Arkansas Eiver. north of WichlU. All kinds of brick work done on the shortest no tice. IK-tri j. w. rniLi.irs. i'er Day at home Terms free. agk f' JoraiadiiKne. .jLaarps.1 Li. d zesax t ui.. -iy5 WOODMAN'S coXiTToii-ivr. 33ovotcd tc Lands, Monoy & Comnerce. MONEY XJEF-A-OBTjnEDTI?. Is alwaj s prepared to furnish money on satis factory Ileal L'sUtc securities iu the Counties or SEDGWICK, SUMXEIt, COWLEY, BUTLER and HARVEY, On one to five year's time, in sums of (."i3 to SlO.tKW) Fitly to Ten! housand Dollars, at the low est rate of interest attainable from responMblc sources, being permanently resident are always available for consultation and ajustment without the peiplcxity and embarrassing contingencies. Ever consequent upon foreign negotiations. BANKING IDIEIE'.AJRariMIIEISrT. First Arkansas Valley Bank, W. C. WOODMAN 6SON This is the first and oldest bank of the Arkansas Valley, its first operations dating back to l!;o. Accepts Approved Deposits. Xcgotlate Approved Endorsed Xotcs. Buys and Sells Foreign Exchange. But do not toUcilefortign collectiont at thiruigni tuite of tht Home Loan drpartmtnt preclude our cbUiig to girt them perfecLattention. COMMERCIAL UES'jLSiapnycEasra?. Will ever be found to qualify the following: Greeting: In extending sincere thanks, to the wide circle of our patrons of this region for the long and liberal patronage they have bestowed upon us. We now l"g to advise them (being apprised of their enhanced rcquiremrnts in all our commer cial departments) i e have renovated and added to, some eighty feet in depth with approved lights and ventilation, until we now enjoy one of the largest and best appointed business room? in the state of Kansas. During the latter part of this season we have diligently sought the reduction of our stock with a view to the declining market, in this we have so far succeeded as to promise to our lriends almost entirely a .w rtock for our early tail trade, bought at prices Lou En than our long experience in dry doods, boots, shoes and clothing, have ever before been able to purchase It is our purpose to select with more than usual care, a Izrger slock than vie hac ever before of fered to this marlut, from all the iiet makes and description of goods in our line und to place tbcra into the hands of our patrons on our usual terms, at present reduced prices. SrECiAL We are happy to anno ncc to our patrons that anticipations arc more than realized in our recent visit to Easter Markets, in the purchase of Goods for our repectlic departments. General depression in trade, suspension of pro duction industry in Coal, Iron and Manufactur ing regione of the 1'nion, failure of crops, in many regions of Usually lnrgc consumption with an excessive acenmu'ation of Stock, in both for ei n and domestic merchandise, have conspired to a depreciation of prices that no longer respects costs of production. Thus tempted by fascinat ing styles and combinations in our lines of mer chandise, we have purchased abundantly in all, but would call especial attention to our new lines of fashionable Dress Goods in greys, browns,, plush blues, camelcon, plaids and checks in great aricty of texture, designs and combinations, with full Huc9 of trimmings in new designs to match. Ladies, gentlemen and children's fur nishing goods, embroideries and laces This stock has been purchased with great care, by an experience trained in long and acute com petition in the verr fountain of commercial strife from the largest and best honws of the union who avail themselves ef every possible facility to pur chase at the lowest prices, and sell only to pur chasers of undoubted responsibility By securing the liberal discount for pre-payment (which arc really the greatest source of gain in commercial operations) wc are enabled to assert that we will place them in the hands of consumers at a lower value than over before In thirty-five jears of our commercial experience and favorably compare with any sound eastern competition. It will neither be wise nor profitable for pur chasers who desire good goods and to tote nr.ey to purchase without examining our stock to which all are respectfully invited. -. OUR LAND xE2P-A.i2.a?avi:E3STa?. Embraces some SIXTY TIIOUS VXD ACUES. Chiefly of the first and earliest Pre Kmptions of these counties and of the most choice and de clrahle lauds of the IUrrr Vallkt. In various stapes or Improvement. Bottom, Valley and Up I'raine Land. Timber, Water and Shelter Cor ral, fcubnrban andCity Property in tracts, blocks, acres and lots. N. B. The title and rontroll of these propertys have accrued to us through the operation of our loan department, and generally at about one-half their correct valne. Our purpose being to have money rather than our lands, especial bargains are ever offered to purchaser for cash or on liberal terms of credit Elaborate Maps. Plaits, and diagrams, compre hension and exjilanitory arc always to be found in our office' here it will always be our pleas ure to show, as it will ever be the intent of every purchases of lands to see and inquire, when pur chasing In this region. W. C. WOODaCAN & SON, First Arkansas Valley Bank, 1 33 Main St, - WICHITA, KANSAS. SONNET. Joy cannot claim a purer bliss, N'or grief a dew from Main more clear, Than female trlend'.hiirs meltinj kisn, Than iemale friendship's pai-tin-tcar. How sweet the heart's run diiss to prove. To her whoso smile must crown the store ; How sweeter still to tell of woes To her whoso faithful breast would tharo In every prief, in every care, Whose fclgh can lull them to repose ! Oh. blessed sight! there is no sorrow Hut from thy breath can sweetness borrow ; E'en to tho pale and droopine flower, That lades iu love's neglected hour , E'en with her woes can lricndship'9 power One happier feeling blend. 'Tis Jrom her restless bed to creep. Aud sink like wearied babe to sleep ; On the soft couch her sorrows weep, The bosom ol a friend. ARKANSAS VALLEY NEWS. Local Notes From Homo Papers. From the Sumner County Press. R. W. Stevenson returned last Sun day from the Topcka, Emporia and Wichita fairs. Whole trains of wagons loaded with wheat from . Sumner and Cowley counties, roll into wichita daily. Good thing; for Wichita. A District Agricultural Society was formed nt Wichita last Thursday, in cluding Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley, Butler, llarvev aud Ilcno counties. Messrs. St. Clair, Culhcrtson aud Stevenson were made directors for Sunnier county. During our visit to the Sedgwick county fair last week, wc wcro rcpeat cdlv made tho recipient of favors from the officers of the Society, the proprie tors of the Eagle and other friends, for which wc are profoundly grateful. The Sedgwick County Fair, held at Wichita last week, considered as an exposition of the resources of tho Ar kansas Valley, or any part of it, was a distinguished failure. We wcro much surprised at tho mcagcrness of the dis play in agricultural productions, wnich (saving'two large stjuashes and half a dozen very line onions) would scarcely have furnished a single meal for a hungrv familv. From the Arkansas City Traveler. A. A. Jackson, formerly County Clerk of this county; has a large grain house in Wichita, and is prepared to buy and sell grain on good terms. The Osages laugh at the cavalry try ing to catch them. They arc always tho first to see the cavalry, and are constantly warned, by signal tires from friendly Indians, of the position of the troops." The ropo to which tho drill for bor ing for coal was attached, at Salt Citv, was broken last week, and much diffi culty had to get it out of the hole. The editor of the Traveler was sum moned as a United States Grand Juror. From the Xevtton Kansan. Miss Ada Rue, of Sedgwick City, has been adjudged insane and scut to the insane asylum. Persons who attended the Wichita fair last week, say the display of pro ducts were not near as large or as good as were those of our county fair. B. E. Hardeman came up from Wich ita yesterday. Ho has been quite sick for 'some time past with billious and remittent fever, and is looking quite poorly. A portion of the machinery for the new grist mill has arrived and prepar atory work for tho building is boing pushed rapidly forward. Sufficient water has been found at a depth of about seventeen feet. Kansas Politics. This fall, there seems to bo a good deal of feeling iu the local politic of our Stale. Tho hydra-headed Inde pendent and Reform party crops out here and there, aud as often as it does the indignation of the people becomes aroused. It has become too old a dodge ; too mean a method by which thieves and shysters have heretofore obtained office. Go where you may and you will find some "Independent" politician, and you will find some worthless shyster who is very anxious to get an office, aud his plan is, that the officer who has filled it was a thief, nor docs it make any difference what tho politics of that ollicv is, the aggregato charge is made. These remarkably wiso detectives are very apt to bo adroit thieves or profound numbskulls, and as often the one as the other. It is this class of officers which have been the debauch ervofour legislative halls; the rot- tcntess in local politics ahd has made Kansas the political stink-pot of the nation. Wc rejoice that as often as they pro trude their ugly faceSjthcy are spurned by the people and denounced by tho press. Leavenworth Commercial. The American Board of Commis sioners for forcijru missions last Tues day bezan tho session in Chicajro of their sixty-fifty annual meeting This organization, whose history is inter woven with the record of the Congre gational and Presbyterian denomina tions of the United States, covering a period of two-thirds of a century, wits conceived at a time when Christen dom, represented by the various Prot estant bodies, was turning its thoughts to homo and foreign fields. To the old Bradford Council, which convened in 1812, belongs the honor of inaugurat ing the movement which has grown so with years that now, lor every member there was in tho original as sociation, there can bo counted ou tlTe membership at least double that num ber in thousands. The present bodv in session in Chicago has a very larg'f list of gentlemen, lay and clerical, who who arc leaders iu church and State, educators, clergymen, lawyers, editors and returned missionaries, whoso names arc household words, especially with those whose early associations and affiliations turn them to Now Eng land. Tho President of tho Board is the venerable Dr. Mark Hopkins, who is the presiding officer of all the ses sions now being held. The anniver sary i3 attended bo over 2,000 mem ber's. Commonwealth. "I trust everything under God,"said Lord Brougham, "to habit," upou which in all ages, the Jaw-giver, as well as the school-master, has mainly placed his reliance; habit which make everything easy, and casts all difficul ties upon the deviation from a wonted course. Make sobriety a habit, and in temperance will be hateful; make pru dence a habit, aud reckless profligacy will bo as contrary to tho nature of the child or grown adult, as themot atrocious are to any of your lordships. Give a child the habit of sacredly re garding the truth ; of carefully respect ing the property of others; of scrupu lously restraining from all acts of im providence which can involve him iu distress, and howill just as likely tli ink of rushing into an clement in which ho cannot breathe, as of lyinj, or swearing." The Chicago Whites and St. Louis Browns, base ballists, had a match game on the ninth hist. The score stood, "Whites seven, Browns one. An eastern exchange says: Kaunas can now fill orders for thirteen mil lion bushels of wheat, and any nurriVr of grasshoppers in tho cold state. The Presbyterian Synod of Kansis and tho Grand Lodge of Odd Pcllovi s of this State are both in session iu Atchison this week. WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBERS!, 1875. Mr. Dayxon's Housekeeper.' Wanted a housekeeper no one but an elderly person, competent, and ol lb highest respectability, need apply. C-U between the hours of three aud seven, Thursday, April 6, atNo. , Michigan Avenue. Kato Franklin read this in the paper which lay on tho counter in tho little grocery while waiting to have an ounce or two of tea dono up and a roll of ba ker's bread. She repeated the number of tho house over to herself as she received the change from tho grocer. She prepared tho tea after she re turned to tho little bara attic, and ale her scanty meal mechanically. She forgot how unsatisfied her appetite still was in her busy thought. A stranger in a strange place,suc ccssivcly sho had tried to find a situa tion as teacher, copyist, in a store, sew ing. Sho had failed in the first three, and was starving on tho last. She would apply for the place, but she would need references. Only one person she knew iu tho whole great city of sufficient influence Mrs. Da venport, the rich, haughty stcp-sistor who had ill-treated her gentle mother while she lived, and hated Kate her self. Perhaps Kato thought she would per mit her to refer to her. because glad to have her descend to menial employ ment. Kate was competent for the situation for during her mother's long illness and her father's absence she had entire charge of their largo family and splen did house. But an "elderly woman." Xow Kate was not an otdcrly woman, being only twenty ; but sho remembered, with a sort of pleasure, that iu private theat ricals in happier days she had imitated the voico and assumed the character of an old woman with great success. She know how to stain tho skin to give an old and wrinkled appearance, and she had in the bottom ol a box some false grey hair aud a muslin cap worn on one of those occasions. Sho did not need to look very old only to present a mature aud matronly appearance. Mr. Edward Dayton" waited at home after his dinner to sec the respondents to his advertisement. IIo was a hand some man, not yet thirty, with a gay, frank, good-natured countenance. lie leaned back in a nonchalant way, his feet in another chair. "There ought to be a Mrs. Dayton to manage these housekeeping matters. Well, there's time enough." Two apphcanis were seen and dis missed in Mr. Dayton's gentlemanly way. A third was ushered in. Mr. Dayton instinctively laid aside his cigar, aud tilaccd a chair for his visitor. The ladylikencss aud propriety of her manner pleaseu lum at once. "Fallen fortunes," he commented to himself. She answered his questions readily, but in few words. "A silent woman a good thing," was his inward remark. "I think you will suit me. Mrs. , what may i understand your name?"' "Franklin." "Mrs. Franklin, you will be required to go out of town, about seven miles, to my country house Oak Gtovo in the town of Embury, on tho Grand Central railroad. The salary I propose to pay is $000 per annum. Do my terms suit you V She answered, quietly, that they did. "Davenport? IJobcrt Davenport? 1 know them. All right. If conveni ent, you will please go to-morrow. Mrs. Franklin, or the next day. I shall not come till the middle of next weck,and probably bring a friend or twojyyjth ine. Have tho chambers iu the "center and wings pieparcd, if you please. The housekeeper there now will not leave until Saturday. She will show you round." "Is Mrs. is your wife there, or to go soon?" He laughed. "Mrs. Edward Dayton? Xo, she is not there, and I do not know of her going at present." Adding more seri ously: "1 have not tho pleasure, Mrs. Franklin, of having a wife," with a slight stress on "pleasure." The livid color came into the brown cheek of tho housekeeper, and her man ner showed evident c'mbarrassment. "I thought I beliovc I cannot " and stopped. He did not notice i. His mind had already turned to other things, lie rose. "It's all settled, I believo. By the way," his eyes falling on tho rusty brown dres?, "you may like an advance as an evidence of tho bargain. It is quite customary, I believe, to do so." The housekeeper's hand closed on tho fifty dollars that ho gave her, aud the words she would have said were li-it uttered. She moved to the door. 11 opened it for her courteously. Good morning, madam." "Good morning," she replied. "I cannot starve. I must go. I can keep up my di-guisc," sho murmured. Mr. Dayton, aecompauied by a friend armed at his country house the mid dle f the ensuing week. Everything within and without the house wa3 iu perfect order. If tho new houekceper had made a few mistakes at fitst, they wete soot, rectified. Every roonflhat 6he had touched showed a magical change. Iler predecessor had been one of the kind who believed in the sunlight nev er entering a room for fear of fading the carpet. Mr. Di'vton felt the change without knowing'the reason of it. He looked around htm with a satisfied air. It was not possiblo to f'tud fault wilh the varictj and quality of the food placed before them, nor the manner of its being served; and the table appoint ments were perfect; and Dayton con riiitulatcd himself tition having such a jewel of a housewife. Tho wccks passed ami a noniuay i-amo. Mr. Dayton had gone to town the day previous, to remain the rest of the weed. The housekecp'er had given permission to the servants to go also. She felt a welcome relief to have the house and the day to herself. She locked the doors carefully after the last servant. Sho would have no dinner. Only lunch. She had almost forgotten her real character in that which she asuincd ; but to-day she could be her self without fear of intrusion or dis euvcry. Sho laid asido her cap and gray dress es, washed the stain from her skin,und arranged her luxrious hair iu becom ing curls, and donned a pretty, fresh muslin, which fitted well tho slight, graceful figure. This dono she entered the parlor and stood boforo the mirror, as attractive a figuro as one would not often sec. "Truly, I have forgotten my own looks 1 1 am Kate Frauklin, after all!" she said. Bcmovcd from her long rc8trainl,her spirits rebounded. She felt gay, light hearted, and like committing any fool ishness. "Miss Franklin," sho said in the miuuug, alfcctcd tones of an exquisite, "it would be inexpressible pleasure to hear the music of that long silent voice." "It would be a great pity to deprive you of it, then," sho answ'ered, in her natural voice, "and myself also," she added; and going to the piano she opened it aud played a few piecc3 with exquisite taste aiid skill, aud then sho satijr song after song, iu a sweet clear cultivated voice. She chose at first the brilliant aud triumphant, then the sad and plaintive succeeded. Thcro wcro tears in her eyes when sho rose. But to-day her moods were capricious. "Mrs. Franklin, who is playing on the piano?" she asked iu ati excellent imitation of Mr. Dayton's voice. "It is only I, sir, dusting the keys. They need dusting so ofteu," she re plied, in Mrs. Franklin's meager tones; aud she dusted them vigorously with her pocket handkerchief. "Ah, me," sho said. "Now what other foolish thing shall I do to prove to mvsclf that I am not an elderly housekeeper but a young girl, who, by virtue of her age, should be gay, by right of birth, wealthy and of consid eration, visited, aud visiting as Mr. Dayton's lady visits and is visited. Ho is noblc.good and handsome," she said with a sigh. "She will bo happy, How gracefully she danced hero at the party the other ovening, when the old house keeper was permitted to look on. She looks good and amiable, too. Mr. Dayton danced with her three times. I wonder if I have forgotten how to dance?" and humming an air, she float ed gracefully about the room. Sho stopped breathless, her checks brilliant from the cxercise.hcr splendid hair disarranged. "I believo I feel liko stiff, old Mrs. Frauklin, with whom daucing doesn't agree." "One more song by that hcaTculy voice, M'ihs Frankin, aud -I shall go away dreaming I havo heard angels sing," in tl"i ludicrously affected voice sho had before imitated. "Ah," sho laughed, yot half sadly, "tho compliments poor old housekeep er Frauklin receives, I ltopo will not quite spoil her, and turn her silly old head." She sat down again at tho piano, and sang "Home, Sweet Home," and then played one of Beethoven's grandest, most solemn pieces. She rose ami closed the piano. Tho carnival is ended. Kate Franklin disappears from the scene, and Madam Franklin enters. Neither Mr. Dayton nor the servants would have suspected, from the placid and dignified deportment of the liouse kecper'when they returned at evening of what strango freaks sho had beon guilty. Tho housekeeper, as usual, when Mr. Dayton was alone, sat at the table. It had commenced to rain vio lently, and the weather had grown sud denly cold. Mr. Dayton, as he had done occasion ally, invited her to his library,where a cheerful lire burned in tho grate. He read the letters and papers which he had brought with him from town,whilo sho knitted. An hour or more passed in silence, indeed, tho housekeeper seldom spoke except when asked a question. At length Mr. Dayton looked up to her and said abruptly : "Yours must be a lonely life,madam. If it is not a painful subject, may I ak how long since vou lost vour hus band." Two hands suspended their employ ment, two eyes looked up to him with an alarmed expression. In his sorious, sympathetic countenance there was nothing to frighteu or embarrass, but the red grew deeper ou her brown check. "It is a painful subject," she said at last, faltering. "If you will please ex cuse me."' One morning he was speaking of the great loss to children in being deprived of their parents. "I never knew a mother," ho said. "She died before my earliest recollec tion. I believe that", man as I am, if 1 had a mother, I should go to her with all my grief?, as a little child would. I have sometimes thought of asking you to act as mother in the quiet evenings, when 1 have longed to confide in some one. My mother would havo been about your age I think." Again there was a vivid color in the cheek of the housekeeper, such a3 is rarely seen iu the aged, but it was ac companied by a quiver in the mouth, and ended in a cough, but both mouth and check were quickly coveted with aJiaudkwohicf utidrquito a-Yiolcut lit of coughing succeeded. - Mf.TDayt6n, however, did not seem to notice," though he had given her one curious glance, instantly withdrawn, and ho continued : "For instance, respecting matrimo ny, whose advice of so much valuo as a mother's ? Who so quick to sec through character and make a good selection ? Had vou a son, whom about here would you select for a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Franklin ?" "1 am not acquainted wilh any of the young ladies, Mr. Dayton," she answered. "True, but you have seen them all, aud arc, I should judge,a gooddisccrn cr of character lrom observation. Whom would you select from those you have seen ?" ho persisted. Shcr-reddencd and paled. "1 have heard the Misses Grandison highly spoken oi. lhcir appearance would seem to provo the truth. I doubt not that you agree with mc,"shc replied quietly. It was now his turn to color, which ho did slightly. "1 do agree with you," he answered emphatically. It was late in September. Mr. Day ton and tho housekeeper were both in the parlor. JHe had been unusually grave all day. It seemed to the house keeper thathis manner was changed toward her. "I have a few questions to ask, if you will permit me, Mrs. Franklin ?" She felt instinctivo alarm at his tone. "Certainly," witli an effort. There was an ominous pause. "I have been told," he said, "that Miss Kate Franklin, a voting lady, by disguising herself, palmed herself off upon me lor several months as an elderly lady, is there any truth in the stor ?" looking scarclungly at her. She started to her feel, "then trem bling sank back into a chair. "Yes. it is true," she murmured, fil terintrly. "I confess I fail to sec for what ob ject. My heart you could hardly ex pect to gain in that character." "Your heart," 6ho repeated scorn fully; "Iliad no such laudable ambi tion; I hud never seen or heard of you till I saw vour advertisement. Would you like to know for what purpose I took upon me a disguise so repugnant? Yon shall. To save myself from star vation. 1 had eaten but one meal a day for a week when I applied to you, and was sullering with hunger then. Mv money was all gone, except a few pennies, 'with which to buy a roll of bread for the next day's meal, and I had no prospect for more for I had been refused further sowing. But why should you find fault?" her pride rising. "What matter if I was Miss or Mrs.I'Vanklin, old or young, if I ful filled the duties I undertook ? Havo I not taken good care of your house? Have I not made on comfortable? If I have not, deduct from this quarter's salary, which you paid this morning, whatever you like." "I have no fault to find, except for placing yourself aud mo in an awk ward position should this become known." Wavc3 of color mounted to the poor housekeeper's temples. "I thought I meant, that no one should know, least of all, yon besides I thought when I engaged to come, that vou wcro married. Oh, what shall I do?" And sho burst into a passion of tears. Mr. Dayton's manner changed. "KatelKate! I did not menu to dis tress vou. Nobody knows but me nobody shall know." And he soothed her tenderly. "Kate, look up. 1 love you with niy whole heart. I want you to be mv little housekeeper my wife always." Kate, what do you say ?"tak ing her in his arms and laying his check against hers. "My own Kale, is it not?" She murmured something between her sobs that she must go away this minute. "Nonsense, darling! Haven't you been here for months? What differ ence can a day longer make? You are safe with mc Katie. Oh, because I know you arc Miss Franklin, will you "i'c me the inexpressible pleasure of hearing from that long-silent voice ? Oh, Katie, you bewitched' ma that day ! I am afraid you will bewitch me always. But, Katie, let's take off these trappings," untying her cap and re moving the gray hair, and with this action down fell tho wealth of brown tresses. "Oh, Mr. Dayton, you were not surely you were not homo that day?" looking up, covered with confusion. "Yes, Mr Dayton was in tho libra ry," with an accent on his name which Kate understood. "Oh, Edward! and you teased me with all those foolish questions when you knew," "Yes, my Kate ; why not ?" , ."But you looked so innocent!" Ho laughed. "I shall soon, I hope, havo some body, if not a mother, to confide in ; and, Kate, it is my duty and pleasure to give you a husband, so iu future you can auswor without so much'pain when ho is inquired after." "You are too gonerous." "I can afford to be generous,"he said, earnestly, "when I have the precious gift of your love. Kate, blest forever bo tho" day that I first engaged my housekeeper." Tho Search for tho North Polo. A standing joke of the old-fashioned clown iu the old-fashioned circus was his description of his enterprising grandlather, who discovered tho north pole, cut a piece of it oil', and brought it buck for a fish pole. This excruciating joke always wound up by tho musical and rhyth mical assertion by the clown that his "grandfather was a most wonderful man," a fact that the audience always seemed willing to grant without hesi tation. In thoso days the bare idea of attempting to reach tho north pole was considered a most remarkable un dertaking, and a man was "wonder ful" who made the effort, whether he succeeded or not. Now, howerer, it is different. Almost every year wit nesses a voyage of discovery in that direction, and the occurrence has grown too common to create much ex citement. Many interesting facts wcro brought to light by the last American expedition which was so unfortunate under the lamented Captain Hall, but the great goal of all arctic voyagers was noi reached, aud the expedition returned as much in the dark, practic ally, as ever. Just now there is an ex ploring party iu those far northern re gions lrom whom much is expected. The expedition was fitted out in England, and sailed m Juno last. There were three vessels, the Valor ous, the Alert ami the Discovery, and they were provided with everything which money could buy or science suggest to make their efforts success ful. On the 15th of July the three vcsels reached a point as far north as Hittenbenk. on the shores of Dico Bay, and there the Valorous left the Alert and Discovery and returned home. It was expected that by the 23d of July the latter vessels would be in Melville Bay, where the dangers have hitherto proved so formidable to expeditions of this character. The masses of ice, closing in upon vessels, arc liable to crush them to splinters, aud great precautions have been used in the present instance to guard against this In addition to strengthening the sides ot the ships in every possible way, the crews are supplied with ice saws and blasting materials with which, if necessary, they can force their way through mountains of ice. The vessels will proceed north, and every sixty miles will establish depots of supplies sufficient to last twelve men for forty das. The Discovery will try to reach Lady Franklin's Strait to winter, whilo the Alert will push on as far north as possible, and when unable to proceed any further, will start six sledges in the direction of the long looked for goal. Every five days one sledge, depositing its provisions, will turn back to the ship, carh reluming sledge picking up pro visions cnouglLat each depot to last it till it reaches the next. The last sledge will part from its companions having ou board forty days' rations, an.l therefore when twenty days out from tho nearest deposit of provisions, un less it succeeds in discovering food, must return. It is hoped in that time, however, the dcired point will have been reached. Iu 1876 the Discovory will be ou the lookout for the Alert, and if nothing is heard will continue a search through the following year. A' fail tiro to obtain tidings of some sort during 1S77 will indicate to the Dis covery that the Alert has found the open sea and traveled homeward by the eastern coast of Greenland. Prob ably the present expedition is the best eqiiippcd of any that has ever under taken this feat, and the strongest hopes arc entertained that next year wiil witness the triumphant return of both vessels from a perilous ,but successful vovage. Jnter-Occan. Bodies Devoured by Cuttle-fish. It docs not mitigate the horrors of the sea to know that the bodies of those who perish by shipwreck, as iu the case of tho Schiller, aie devoured bv hideous cuttle-fish. This discovery vas mad by one Franz Hatiscr, whose mother aud two sisters wcro lost iu the Schiller. Ascertaining that their boil its had not been recovered, lie pro cured a diver's armor, and, when he had learned to use it, went with two oilier divers to the scene of the disas ter, and made several descents. In one of these they saw the head of a fe male apparently" hanging to a reef of rocks, and ou approaching it they saw it was held in the gigantic clutches of a cuilie-usu. ine uivers tuiuntu eight of these arms, somo clinging to the rocks, othdrs holding the half-consumed doily, and others floating about in the water. They were twelve feet or more iu length, and of immense size and strength. The divers wero not pieparcd for au encounter with this desperate lih, and were hauled up, but not before Haitscr attempted to spriu'g forward and rescue the head, in whose features ho declared he recognized those of a sister. He was restrained by tho other divers, and proposed to make another descent the next day, but when morning came he wa3 deliri ous, and soon after died from the effect of the shock. The facts have been sworn to by the survivors, who give a minute account of the appearance of tho fish, which corresponds to those of anv natural history. Aud now the British Admiralty propose to have a Rp.inntitle search made of tho ledge where the shinwrcck occurred to sec if it be true that tho victims of ship wreck become the food of these marine monsters. Height of Niagara Falls. On Friday last a Niagara Falls Reg ister reporter interviewed the camp of engineers of the United States Lake Survey, at prescntlocatodncarSuspen sion Bridge, aud gathered tho follow ing particulars: "l'lie survey party eonsists of five distinct corps, each numbering about twenty men. Each party takes a section of about ten miles making a survey oi cuu'inuo ui ; iles at ono time. They havo just comnletcd the survey of the whole4 elmrn nfLukn Ontario, the tonography r.f dw. Klmrr. mul soundings being clear ly marked. The party at the mouth of the Niagara river are just finihing the survev of the river from Lewiston to Navv" Island. The soundings at this point have not been so satisfactory as at other poinU of the river. At the new suspension Bridge good results wcro obtained, the lead under the bridge showing, a depth of 192 feet-. while a little ueiow, mo iiupiu wm-u from 162 to 165 feet. The height of the American Falls is 158 feet an accu rate measurement, as by the assistance of a niidc the lead was placed at the base of the fall3 near tho "Shadow of hto Rock." An Exquisite Story by Lamartine. In tho tribe of Neggedch, there was a horso whose fame was spread far and near, and a Bedouin of another tribe, by name Dahcr, desired extremely to possess it. Having offered in vain for it his camels and his whole wealth, he hit at length upon the following de vice, by which ho hoped to gain the object of his desire. IIo resolved to stain his face with the juice of au herb, to clotho himself in rags, to tio his legs aud neck together, so as to appear like a lame beggar. Thus equipped,he went to wait for Naber, the owner of tile horse, whom he know wa3 to pass that way. When he saw Naber ap proaching on his beautiful steed, he cried out in a weak voice : "I am a poor stranger; for threo days I havo been unable to move from this spot to seek for food. I am dying; help mo and heaven will reward you." Tho Bedouin kindly offered to take him upon his horse and carry him home; but tho rogue replied: "I cannot rise; I have no strength left." Naber, touched with pity, dismount ed, led his horso to the spot, and with great difficulty set the seeming beggar on its back. But no sooner did Dahcr feci himself iu tho saddle, than he set spur to tho horse and galloppcd off, calling out, as ho did so : "It is I, Dahcr. I have got the horse, and I am off with him." Naber called after him to stop aud listen. Certain of not being pursued, he turned aud halted at a short dis tanco from Naber, who was armed with a spear. "Since hoavcu has willed it, I wish joy of it; but I do conjure you never to tell any one how you obtained it." "And why not?" said Dahcr. "Because," said tho noble Arab,"an other might be really ill, and men would fear to help him". You would be the cause of many refusing to per form an act of charity, for fear of be ing duped, as I havo been." Struck with shamoat these words, Dahcr was silent for a moment, then, springing from the horse, returned it to its owner, embracing him. Naber mado him accompany him to his tent, where they spent a few days together, and became fast friends for life. Correspondence Cincinnati times. Kansas. Wichita, September 18th, 1875. Our large settlement from your State may render a few lines from this region of Southwestern Kansas of interest to your readers. One year ago this region was rav aged by the locusts, mauy of our peo ple fleeing from impending starvation, others of greater fortitude asking charities from the outor world and the helping hand of home benevolence. How changed the scene to-day in this region of the "Happy Valley." Out farmers have harvested the most abun dant wheat crop that could requite the deserving baud of well-directed toil in any land, gleaning in the new counties of Sedgwick, Sumner Butler and Cow ley au excess for export of some 3,000, 000 or 4,000,000 of bushels, and realiz ing in this market from $1.00 to $1.20 per bushel. Rye, oats and barley have net bceu less" prolific, and corn now mature is of prime quality, wilh mil lions of bushels in excess of home con sumption. Potatoes and vegetables of all kinds are not less successful aud ex cessive. It is difficult to realize tlii.3 suddcu, marvelous transition, from beggary to opulence the mendicants of August, '74, are purchasing and adding farms to their possessions in August, '75. Such arc the strange aud wonderful vi cissitudes of this new border region, so justly termed the farmers' paradise; and such her rewards, for all industry prudence and economy, exercised upon its soil. The deserted ranches of the unfor tunate "faint hearts," who fled from the" transitory cloud of insects, last au tumn, arc more than filled with new comers of greater means, industry and courage, while the region is teeming with prospectors of intelligence and means, seeking homes iu this healthful and invigorating atmosphere aud cli mate. The summer has been an extraor dinary cool one, even for this region. Rain has been abundant, but no excess; pastures are luxuriant, our prairies, everywhere, are covered with native grass, (blue stem), from six to ten feet high, and thick as a rye field, moro than can be used, and thousands of tons of (would be) splendid hay arc doomed to autumn flames. Stock of all kinds arc wallowing in fat, and the acreage of cultivation of this region will in crease 100 per cent, iu 1875. Stanley in Africa. Stanley has been heard from at last. Two letters from the explorer have been received at London, dated from the village of Kagohiji, District of Ue hambi, in the couutry of Usukuma, situated on the Victoria N'yanza lake, March 1st, and May 15th, 1875. In the beginning of March, Slanley had reached the shores of tho Victoria N'yanza lake, having accomplished the wonderful march of soveu hundred aud twenty miles in 103 dajs. It will be remembered that he started from Zan zibar on November 27, 1874. In tho country through which he passed, he encountered many hardships of travel aud of conflict with tho natives in which he lost twenty-ono followers, two of whom, Edward Peacock and Frederick Barker, died ot" fever. Stanley is doing well, and there are two objects well defined iu his plans, '. e., the first of these is "to reach tho Victoria N'yanza and ascertain wheth er Spoke's or Livingstone's hypothesis is the correct one whether the Victo ria N'yanza consists of otic lake or five lakes." His second objective point was the Lake Albert N'yanza, to which he intended to cross over, and, in his own words, "to endeavor to discover how far Baker is correct in his bold hypoth esis concerning its length and breadth." Both these questions are to bo decided bv circumnavigation, and the intrepid explorer will lake nothing forgrantcd. "Whether Gordon circumnavigated the Albert or not," he says, "I shall most certainly do so, if I reach it, to the best of my ability." iierotncdoll nitc plans of travel are ended, butitis proposed that the expedition shall not stop with these discoveries. "Beyoud this point," says Stanley, "tho whole appears to me" so vague and vast that it is impossible to state at this period what 1 shall try to uo next. 'Pillerinff.' They were coming down from Sagi naw ou tlte boat, and, as a swell rocked the steamer, the young lady screamed out and crawled around until she seized the young man's arm. "Piller ycr head right here, Susan!" he exclaimed, patting his heart with one hand and slipping tho other round her wai-Jt. "When a feller loves a girl as I love you, he could take her on his back and'swim eighteen miles in a bee line, and then go homo and hoc corn till sundown. Filler ycr head right hero, mv love, and if she rains, aud hails, and thunders blue blazes, don't Villi hllUUUl U1IU BllllWI . "Are wc safe?" she tremblingly in quired. "Safe as a cow tied to a brick wall eighteen feet thick, my love! Just lean right over here, shut your pearly eves, and feel as contented as if yo set oil the top rail of the pastur' fence, waltin' fur a tin peddler to arrove in sight!" She "pillcred," and everybody re marked that he looked like a Hero. Jasen Welch, of Iowa, got mad and stopped his newspaper, and then be cause the withdrawal of his patronage didn't kill the paper, he went and killed himself. The Mason's Grave. In all the past ages the bodies of the masonic dead havo been laid in graves dug east aud west, with their face toward the cast. The practice has been borrowed and adopted by others until it ha3 become universal- It im plies that when tho great day shall come, and he who is death's conqueror shall 'givo the signal, nis insufferable light shall first be seen in tho east; that from tbu east he will make his glorious approach ; will at the eastern margin of these graves, and with his mighty power that grasp irresistibly strong whicli shall prevail will raise the bodies which aro therein. We shall long be buried, long decayed. Friends, yea, our nearest and dearest, will have to remember where they havo laid us. Tho broad earth will havo undergone wondrous changes, mountains leveled, valleys filled. Tho seasons will have chased each other in many a fruitful round. Oceans, lashed into fury by tho gales to-day, will to-morrow have slunk like a spoiled child to their slumber. Broad trees with broader roots, will have interlocked them above our ashes, as if to conceal the fact of our having lived; and then after centuries of life, they too will follow our example of mortality, and long struggling with decay, at last will have toppled down to join their re mains with ours, thus obliterating the last poor testimony that man has ever lain here. Buttheeyeof God, never theless, will mark the spot, green with the everlasting verdure of faith, and when the trumpet's blast shall shake the hills to their very base3, our aston ished bodies will riso impelled upward by an irresistible impulse, and we shall stand face to face witli our Redeemer. Confidence in Parents. Somo fathers seem to think that when they have given their children a fine education and a good start iu lifo thoy have fully done their duty, and nothing moro "is to be required of them. This is a mistake fertile in sor rowful consequences. There is no time so anxious aud critical as those years of unwisdom and inexperience, as the few which precede the indis creet time when we come to years of discretion. Tho young man out in the world you must make home and holi days as cheerful aud beloved as possi ble; that such should bo tho case is, to a young woman, tho very lifo of her life. I liko it not that the young man should settle all his plans in life, and do his wooing with his futuro bride, beforo ho says one word to his father, and that the' maiden should yield her assent uuknown to her mother. Yet this will assuredly be the case unless you have won your son's confidence and intimacy aud love. And these feelings will not come unless they are sought for and elicited. There is such a width of years between you, some thing so authoritative aud magisterial about the parental character, that there is often a great shyness between father and son ; but still that blessed relationship of fatherhood is some thing infinitely grander and deeper than all harsher and moro formal asso ciations. Where there are tried ".ten derness and sympathy thero will be truest, deepest friendship between pa rent and child. It is this prudent, loving guidance that will give the son help in the most hazardous years of life, and come back to the father in a flood of love and comfort. Advice to a Poet. A youug gentleman, whoso namo is Joscph,sends to theNew York Tribune for publication the worst verses which the editor remembers to have wres tled with. He wishes us (says the Tribune), to print them and to pay him for them "what we think them to bo worth." There is nothing unusual iu the consignment of broken-backed stanzas ; but in a letter that comes with them, the writer tells us that he "docs not know whether to be a farm er or a poet," and our advice is invoked respecting the dilemma. My minis ter says," obsorves Joseph, "that I have a great deal of talent, aud that it makes the tears come to his eyes to read my poems ; that my grandfather says lie had rather see mc hoc potatoes than write poetry." And then the con fession follows :'"It is a great deal easier for me to write poetry than to hoe potatoes." Of course It is; but which i9 the more respectable busi ness ? Poets just now are as plenty as peaches ; but first-class potato diggers, with a real genius for that business, arc not so coii.nion. There arc prizes to be won iu this department of human energy, and wreaths which may be economically woven of the tops of tho plant itself." Joseph, the head of your reverend graudsirc is level. You say that he is "old-fashioned," but so is common sense, which is none the worse for its antiquity. Potatoes will always be iu request," but poems are already a drug iu the market, with no prospect of diminished supply and in creased demand. Tho pen is mightier than the sword, we admit, but the plowshare beats both. Wherefore, young Joseph, wo hope that you will follow the advice of grandpa, and write no poems when yQU cau find anything better to do. Quicksilver is found iu mines. Some times in its native state, but most frequently iu a state of ore combina tion. It has been found iu all parts of the world, aud is one of the heaviest of metals. It is extensively used in tho arts, aud forms, in different combina tions, a most valuable medicine. It can only be rendered solid or frozen by a degree of cold, indicated by forty de grees below zero. If you drop it you cannot pick it up; it slips away from you; it seems as if it were alive, aud hides itself in the cracks. Quicksilver, indeed! that is au excellent name for it, or "living silver," as the ancients call it, or Mercury, from the messen ger of the gods, who had wings ou his head and feet. We use it for a messen ger, too, a sort of detective, for when gold or silver aro hidden iu ever so small quantities among earth orquartz or other substance, we have only to mix the whole wilh quicksilver, and the nimble littlo policeman goes into every crevice and picks up every par ticle of the precious metal, sinks with his load to tho bottom of tho vessel, where ho holds it so fast you have.to fairly roast him to make him let go. When the tire is very hot, however, he flics off iu vapor, and leaves his pris oners behind him. Wo could not be gin to tell you of all the uses to which quicksilver is put, but neither of those learned gentlemen, Dr. Thermo Meter, the heat measurer, or Dr. Baro Meter, tho woight measurer, could do any thing without it. A Prudent Man. A careful, old-fashioned man a few years ago came into town to sell some shares iu a bank. "Why do you wish to sell them?" he was asked, "you can not invest your money hotter; the bank is well managed," Ine dividends are certain, regular and satisfactory." Our friend from the country replied: "I know all that; the bank is well enough ; but I don't want stock in a bank where tho cashier keeps a race horse "and bets on the course." Wc laughed at the fears of the unsophisti cated man, but when the cashier de faulted, a few years afterward, the over-cautious old fogy did not hold any ot the shares, which went down fifteen per cent. Speaking of the great organizing journalists who have figured promi nently in New York, tho Albany Ar gus says: "Mr. Bennett was au organ izer of news; Mr. Greeley was an or ganizer of thought ; Mr. Weed was'au I organizer of people. NUMBER 29. Cheating an Innocent Old Man. One day laBt month when trade was dull, a Vicksburg grocery clerk pro cured a piece of solo leather from a shoemaker, painted it black, and laid it aside for future use. Within a Tew days an old chap from back in the country cameiu and inqtiircdfora plug of chewing tobacco. The piece of solo leather was tied up, paid for, and the purchaser started for home. At the end of tho sixth day he returned, look ing downcast and dejected, and, walk ing into the store, ho inquired of the cleric z " 'Member that tcrbackcr I got here the other day?" Yes." "Well, was that a new brand?" "No same old brand." "Regular plug tcrbackcr, was it.'" "Yes." Well," then, it's me; it's right hero in my jaws," sadly replied the man. "I knowed I was gcttin' purtvold, but I was alius handy on bitin' plug. I never seed a plug afore this ono that I couldn't tear to pieces at one chaw. I sot my teeth onto this one, and bit and pulled and twisted liko a dog at a root and I've kept bitingatid pulling for six days, aud tharshc am now, the same as the day you sold her to me I" "Seems to be good plug," remarked tho clerk, as he smclled of the countcr- "She's all right ; it's mo that's fail ing!" exclaimed the 'old mail. "Pass mc onf some line-cut, and I'll go homo aud deed the farm to the boys aud git ready for the grave !" Vicksburg Iler aid. Independence Hall. Speaking of the old bell of Independ ence Hall, the Philadelphia Jiecord says : Sinco tho bell was cracked it has been several times tinkered at iu the effort to make it sonorous onco more. At one time the scam was filled, wo think, with silver or an amalgam of silver; but the sound would not come back. The' then undertook to ream out the crack, causing it to present a less "sharp and ragged edge," on tho singular theory perhaps, that it could bo made to ring like the little globular sleigh bells that tinkle, though they have au opening to let the sound out. But the result was, very naturally, by no mcatt3 successful; it being clear enough beforehand, ono would say, that the vibrations in the metal, when struck, would conflict at the crack and spoil the hoped-for arrangement. The findings of metal that wcro bored in this process wero made iuto littlo bells, as revolutionary relic, Henry Clay, we believe, receiving the first of these much-prized mementoes. Somo people have also been guilty, a3 the bell shows, of clipping and splintering from the rim as relics. Wo havo not much faith that the bell will bo re stored to its old resonance, but wo should be very glad to hear that there was a prospect of doing so by new processes. Vanderbilt's Boyhood. The old Commodore was born on Staten Island. His family were Mora vians. The old church is stili preserved but the homestead is goitig to decay. The owner will not lay out any money to put things to rights. The barn is an old tumble-down thing, and stauds a nuisance amid the improvements. Van derbilt when a boy was far above Wis associates, as he is now above the busi ness men of his age. Ho was known as "Corucalc." Ho wa a slim, tall, daring, athletic lad, doing what no one else dare do. For a consideration ho would row to New York on a, dark, tempestuous night, when all but the daring boatmen expected to see him go to tho bottom. When a mere lad ho earned $600 by putting a crew on board a vessel in the harbor iu a storm. lie owed his start to a dariugfeat. At tho risk of life he rowed a man to tho Battery, the man lying flat on the bot tom of the skill and not speaking on the trip. That man's father wanted a fearless man to run au opposition steamboat,and though years had passed away, he came to New York and asked for "Corneale, the daring boatman. Vandcrbilt has no real estate iu his own name except the house he lives in. It was conveyed to William for the con siderationof one dollar, on tho eve of the old man's marriage. The Camphor Troo. This tree, which is a native of China, is a magnificent product of tho vege table kingdom, sometimes attaining tho height of three hundred feet, and a circumference greater than tho extend ed arms of twenty men could embrace. Camphor gum is obtained from tho branches by steeping them when fresh cut. Besides yielding this valuable ingredient, the camphor tree is ono of thu principal timber trees of China, and is used not only iu building, but in most articles of furniture. Camphor-wood trunks arc iu demand all over the globe to pack woolens and furs, or any article that can be de stroyed by moths, as they aro said to bo insect-proof. It is also a light and durable wood. The Bonapartists. The Bonapartists in France are unu sually active, and exerting every means in their power to arouse a sen timent favorable to tho young Prince Imperial among tho people. No doubt somo of the Bonapartist chiefs aro act uated by a feeling that under the Princo Imperial they would wield an influence aud possess a power which they are without iu the Republic; yet there cau bo no doubt, also, that thcro are others who aro animated by sincere affection for tho late Emperor, and that unselfish loyally to his sou is tho mainspring of their action. Au important decision has been ren dered at the August setting of the Su preme Court, in the case of Moses Keys vs. J. Snyder, error from Morris county. The opinion of tho court is that the herd law is constitutional and valid, but that au order from county commissioners prohibiting certain stock from running at large" iu a sec tional part of a county ia void. The court holds that county coinmissiouors have ns power to prohibit slock front running at largo iu any township or fractional part thereof or in other words, the herd law operative iu a fractional part of a county aud not lit the whole is not valid. Chase County Leader. Tho Supreme Courts of Iowa, Mis souri and several other States, havo decided that a publication, such as sheriff's salc3, administrators' notices, or anything coming under the head of legal notices, are not legally publishrd if printed iu a newspap'er carrying either a patent out or inside. The courts hold that a paper publishing such notices must be all printed with in the county where tho notice is given iu order for the publication to bo valid. The child populatian of the United States, between the uges of six and thirteen, is estimated by tho United States Commissioner at 10,233.050. To educate this ho3t of future freemen requires 300,000 teachers. Blobbs, speaking af an acquaintance whose stock of brains was heavilv raortgaged, remarked: "Why, lie's next door to a fool, and sometimes moves in." The Kansas Califomians ore return ing homo a little earlier than was ex pected. Tennyson, the poet, owns and pets a flock of two hundred Southdown cheep. h 1. i rl t n P, ft . 5, I 1 1 I t i '.1 it 4 T l i i I wrii i?ym' in'l.--r,-1-ir'-A- 'iM ili t i irArmfin n ,i1 i ii ...,.. nir, , rf.fi ifiiMrnrmintjfcM