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CURRENT ITEMS.
Personal anti Literary,
Greeley is worth half a million.
Mrs. Gen. Wool has oen struck with
paralysis.
Ax the banquet to George Peabody, in
Baltimore $72,000,000 were represented.
Fred Douglass and his son are going to
start a start a colored paper at Alexandria,
Virginia.
Petroleum V. Nasby, the witty writer of
burlfesgue literature, is now a victim of the
lock e-jaw.
One of the candidates for the Legislature
in Leavenworth, Kansas, is named Michael
Przybylowicz.
No wonder Eismark is broken down. In
the campaign of Koniggratz he slept but
80 hours in 31 days.
Gen. Kilpatrick, our minister to Chili,
rumor has it, will shortly marry an accom
plished Chilian lady.
Da. Mary Walker says women are over
worked and their vitality exhausted by car
rying around dry goods stores.
The author of ’‘John Ijlalifax, Gentle
man,” is writing anew novel, which will
probably be published next year.
Florence Maryatt dedicates her novel,
“Too Good for Him,” t<j her husband.
Nothing personal meant, of course.
D. B Locke (Nasby), it is said, has been
offered and will accept a lucrative position
iu New York. He is at present connected
with the Toledo Blade. j
Thalbepo, the great pislnist, who made
the Bostonians furnish “reference” before
he would admit them to his concerts, a letter
writer says, “is making wine near Naples,
forgetful of music.”
The New York World states that Commo
dore Vanderbilt inter is to retire from act
ive business “ as soon as he obtains a com
petence,” and then quietly adds that his
estate is now estimated at “ only fifty mil
lions.”
Rev. Sylvanus Cobb, who died the other
day in Boston, was not the New York Ledger
contributor, but the father of that celebrity.
Rev. Sylvauus Cobb, D. D., was a distin
gu’shed clergyman of the Universalist de
nomination. ,
Gen. Geary, of Pennsylvania, has been
suffering for several days past, the result
of over exertion during the political cam
paign. In six weeks of th ; canvass he
traveled over 5,000 miles,. i.nd averaged
three speeches every three days.
The Empress Eugenie is well known to
be a religious devotee. In the Church of
Notre-Damu-des-Victoires, in Paris, she has
caused to be suspended a beautiful lamp,
bearing the initials “ L. N.” ar and which is
to burn perpetually before the high altar.
The will of Mrs. Blondina Dudley, of
Albany, N. Y., which is now being contested
in the courts of that city, disposed of pro
perty valued at $120,000, whereas seven
years before her death it was known to be
worth $050,000, and the courts are trying
to find out what has become of the other
$530,000.
Pbv. Giorge T. Williams, rector of the
Episcopal church at Suffolk, Va., was ar
rested in New York, on Friday last, for
picking a lady’s pocket. He was impris
oned, and the case is still pending. The Pe
tersburg Index says there must be some mis
take or fraud about it, as he has lived in
good standing in that vicinity for many
years.
Baron James ds Rothschild has, within
the last two weeks, entirely lost the sight of
one eye. It has been ailing for some time,
and some of the most eminent oculists in
Europe tried in vain to save it. The other
eye, unfortunately, shows symptoms of
sympathetic affection, pad if is feared that
the great Paris banker, who: e intellectual
faculties are yet as vigorous as ever, will
become totally blind. Baron James is sev
enty-four years of age, but does not look so
old.
A lamp trimmer in the United States na
vy, named Edward Louis, who was employed
on the steamship Madawaska, at New York,
lately ascertained by a foreign advertise
ment that he had become heir to $300,000 in
gold, the title of Count, and an extensive
estate. Louis, who is a young Hungarian,
upon learning of his good fortnne, deserted
from the navy, but is now in Washington
making an effort to secure a formal dis
chaige from the service, having the assist
ance of the Austrian Embassador.
A London literary monthly, the Stationer,
says- “Mr. Bell, the late proprietor of
Bell’ * Messenger , was the person who origin
ated ,tne exclusive use of the round s in
printed books. When this letter was first
introduced it met with great oppotUion.
As an instance of this may be notea *he
circumstance that Messrs. Gilbert having
set up three the As of a work for a late
bishop of Durham, in which the round s
was unod, were obliged to recompense them,
as his lordship declined to sanction the in
novation.”
The Minneapolis Chronicle, of the 6th in
stant, says that on Monday morning Col.
. Oonwell found a pocket book near the post
office, containing lour thousand and ninety
five dollars, mostly in 7-30 bonds. He im
mediately left word at the post office and
several of the banks, as to where it could
be ‘found should there be any inquiry after
it, and also sent an advertisement of it to
the Chronicle. About noon a person called,
giving his name as Gracious B. Canady,
late of Springfield, 111., who proved proper
ty; and when it was handed to him, told the
the Ooionel he was an “ honest fellow, and
he was much obliged to him!!" and he quiet
ly left the office, not offering to pay even for
the advertisement.
Patti is now worth $300,000 in gold; |
her father as much apparently; and Mau
vice Strakoech the making and made of
them, ought to be worth half a million. A
sweet shylock is Maurice in art, and I can
not forbear telling you the part he played in
the salon of Rothschild. Patti, as you know,
goes out to gentlemen's houses of nights to
sing for which she gets, therefor, clever
sums, At first, in the flush and heyday of
her coming, she demanded, through Mau
rice, as much as 10,000 francs per night.
She is now willing to sing for 5,000 francs,
(and once, I am sorry to say, consented to
appear with Theresa the ballad woman).
Rothschild, on a certain night, not long ago,
had it arranged with Maurice Strakosch,
that he should produce Patti at the banker’s
jtalace, where she would sing two selections
lor $2,000. The night came. The guests
were of the froth of Rochefort; Patti sur
prised herself. When she had done there
went up a great encore. “ Baron,” said the
ladies, “won’t Mademoiselle Patti sing
again?” “Certainly,” said the banker.
“ Monsieur Strakosch, Miss Patti will re
repeat i X’ett cc past!”’ “The same?”
said Maurice Strakosch, all
round." The Baron, not observing the feel
of money in Maurice’s eye, answered, “yes,
the same,” meaning the music. In conse
quence, Patti sung like lightning, the
whole room rocked with her melody; it was
wonderful joy. But next day, Maurice
Strakosch sent in a bill to the Rothschild at
the rate of ten thousand francs for every
two chansons. The banker paid, it but it
cured him of his infatuation, and he goes
no longer to see Patti.— Letter from Paris.
Dcmeslic Paragraphs.
A prize offered by Mr. Greeley for the
best grape has been awarded to the Con
cord.
—John Maket, aged 61 years, dropped
dead, while lighting his cigar, at Cincin
nati.
—Were the United States as densely pop
ulated as England, we should have 924,-
000,000* people.
—Mrs. Sick, aged 106, died in Indiana a
few days ago. She had been Sick {tick)
for a long time.
—Mr. Hall, of Hornitas, California,
strangled a chicken stealing Chinaman,
with the celestial’s own tail of hair.
—To a casual visitor, the people of Bos
ton all seem to be constantly employed in
getting out of the way of the street cars.
—The citizens of Harrisburg, Pennsyl
vania, intend shortly to commence the con
struction of anew bridge over the Susque
hanna
—Lady book keepers are generally em
ployed in England. American ladies make
good book keepers also. They seldom re
turn them.
—A man was fined sl4 at New Haven,
on Saturday, for tying a rope to a balky
horse’s tongue and attempting to pull him
along by it.
—Six hundred thousand cattle perish
every year to supply a Newburyport factory
with die material from which they produce
four million combs.
—Thirty persons are in the State prison
of Nevada, and as a proof of their intelli
gence it is stated that every one of them
can play draw poker.
—The Bucyrus, Ohio, Journal reports
that the hog cholera is prevailing in that
county, in several quarters, and is very fatal.
One farmer lost 120 hogs by it.
—The soldier, John Campbell, who in
dignantly returned his bounty money to the
United Status Treasurer, saying he wanted
no pay for shooting n en, turns out to be in
sane.
—The violence of the expansion of water
when freezing is.sufficienc to cleave a globe
of copper of such a thickness as to require
a force of 28,000 pounds to produce a like
effect.
—A woman in Detroit, married seven
years, recently gave birth to four children
at a time. She has attained her present
proficiency by arithmetical progression,
producing one, two, three and four in reg
ular gradation.
—There is a farm in Colorado, 18 miles
long by 12 wide, which pastures 3,000 head
of cattle and 6,000 sheep, and last year
yielded SBO,OOO worth of grain It is
worked by Mexican laborers, who are fed
and manage 1 by officers, like an army.
—A lady in Columbus, Ohio, dreamed
that three persons were being suffocated
near by. She awakened in a fright and in
duced her husband to examine the house.
In an adjoining room, a young lady was
found insensible and nearly dead from the
effects of escaping gas.
I —A few night since a woman with a child
j in her arms jumped from the train going
1 west from Toledo when it was running at
the rate of fifteen miles an hour. She
learned that she had passed the place she
wanted to stop at, and immediately ran to
the platform and sprang off. She and the
child both escaped injury.
—A New York lady writes to the Times
of that city, to complain of the high price
of bonnets. She says: “One day last
weeh I went into a leading millincrv on
Sixth avenue, for the purpose of purchas
ing a bonnet. I saw only one which suited
my taste--a plain black silk, trimmed only
with cut beads, and the price was sls 1
did not take the bonnet, bat went to work
and made one exactly like it, at a cost of
$4.61.”
—A few days ago a young man residing
at Fr zetteville, Onondaga county, New
York, of strong muscular frame, dislocated
his lower jaw in the act of gaping. A doc
tor was called to his assistance, who found
his patient unable to close his mouth. It
became necessary to put him entirely under
the influence of chloroform before a 'suf
ficent relaxation of the muscles could be
induced to restore the jaw to its natural
position,
—Thera is a place in Union county, Ga.,
west of Blue Ridge, where more than 100
tracks of animals, the bear, deer, fox, lion,
horse, &c., may be seen imprinted in what
is now solid rock. One horse track is 18
by 12 inches, and must have been the ani
mal ridden by the great warrior whose
track appears near by, being that of a hu
man foot inches in length, with six
toes—a regular son of thunder! All the
other tracks are of the natural size.
—A Pennsylvania Irishman undertook to
go hunting the other day, and, in reaching
for his powder flask, he dropped it into a
tub of water. He poured the powder into
a frying pan and dried it over the fire. The
result can easily be guessed at. Mr.
O’Rourke was blown into the yard, with
his head so singed that he looked like a
prize fighter, though luckily for him he re
ceived no serious injury. His hair, beaiffi
and eyebrows were taken off as closely as
if by a razor.
—A plan is reported to be on foot in the
city of Hew York, among several wealthy
men, to build a village, within easy distance
of that city, for the exclusive accommoda
tion of the working classes. A healthful
site has been selected, and the village will
be built with the utmost regard for sanitary
rules. The houses are to be conveniently
arranged and to be fitted up for the espe
cial comfort of the tenants. A moderate
rate is to be charged for the houses, as the
idea is not to found a charity.
—A man named John Eck, living near
Reading, Pennsylvania, some time ago
offered his home for sale; for some unknown
cause it. was no. sold. He then made the
declaration that “he wished it would burn
down over his head.” On Sunday morning
last the house was discovered to be on fire,
when some of the neighbors rushed up
stairs, where, strange to say, they found
Mr. Eck dead, having received a stroke of
palsy a few moments before the fire.
Through the efforts of the neighbors the
body was conveyed to the yard before the
house was in ruins.
—Within a few years and since there has
been such a demand for American cheese
in Europe, factories for its manufacture
have been established in Vermont and at
the West, and there are one or two estab
lishments in Massachusetts. Farmers, in
stead of making cheese at home, carry the
milk to these factories, where it is weighed
and credited to them, and the amount of
milk developed by each determines his
share of the proceeds. By this process,
better cheese, of a more comely shape, is
made, and it demands a higher price—a
cent or more on the pound.
—Of the town of Pontotoc, Mississippi,
the founder, General Mackin, says : “In
one month after I laid off the town, I sold
eighty thousand ($80,000) dollars worth of
lots. In two months I put up a hotel; good
log houses, with brick chimneys, to accom
modate 400 persons with board and lodg
ing ; stable room and lots to accommodate
| 400 horses. In three months after the
laying off of the town, there were 45 stores
and S3 groceries. Property changed hands
; to the amount of $300,000 per day lor four
i years. Such a place was never seen before
i by the eyes of man, and will never be seen
1 again.”
—A young lady at Eaton, Preble county,
Obio, met her death in a singular and
shocking manner last week. Miss Lucy C.
Stephens, .vhile carrying a lamp with a
glass stem along the sidewalk near her resi
dence, struck her foot against a stick of
wood, and fell, breaking the glass stem close
to the bottom of the lamp. As she fell, the
left side of her neck struck a sharp projec
tion on the brokan stem, and the carotid
artery and jugular vein were both com
pletely severed. The unfortunate young
, lady rose and walked a short distance, meet
i ing her father, who attempted to stop the
flow of blood, but in vain. She bled to
death in a few minutes from the time of the
accident.
—The other according to a Boston
paper, a horse mackerel was found strug
gling in shallow water inside the sea wall,
at the foot of Bremen street, East Boston.
It was towed ashore near the Atlantic
works, and there measured, it being ten
feet in length, seven in circumference, and
weighing between 800 and 1,000 pounds.
—A case of death from fright is given in
the Milwaukee Wisconsin, which occurred
at Evansville. A child live years of age,
when playing on the steps, was threatened
to be shut up in a dark room if he did not
go in, and stay in the house. The child,
frightened, ran in and fell in paroxysms on
the floor. He begged his mother not to let
the man shut him up, and he would never
go on the steps again. He sickened from
this fright and never recovered. When con
scious he begged hia mother to keep the
man away and ha would never go on the
steps again. And when the little fellow
was dying, he said, “ Papa, don’t let me die,
I never will go on the steps again.”
—Rev. Hr. Dix, rector of Trinity Church,
New York, preached a sermon last Sunday,
in which he referred to the claims of the
heirs of Anneke Jans, and made a plain
statement in reference to the exaggerated
rumors of the wealth of Trinity Corpora
tion. He said that in no year has the estate
yielded a revenue adequate to meet the cur
rent expenses of the church. Each year
the deficit has ranged from $25,000 to
$30,000, and the trustees have been selling
property, that is, consuming principal, to
meet these deficiencies. During the last
four years the debt of the church has ranged
from $050,000 to near $850,000. He could
not tell the exact value of the property;
but, instead of its being sixty-five millions,
as stated, he would be glad if it were one
tenth that amount.
Foreign <xossip,
—Prussian sheep have the small pox.
—Maximilian, of Mexico, keeps a bank
account in New York city.
—Eighty-four of the leading London
shops close, on Saturday, at o’clock.
—London spends one million pounds per
year in baskets, hampers and things cf that
sort.
—The waste paper of the British Govern
ment sells annually for seven thousand
pounds sterling.
—The Anglo-Indian mail is conveyed
from Calais to Marsailles at the rate of more
than a mile a minute.
—A youthful couple, aged respectively
eighty-four and eighty-one, were married
at Nice, in France, on the Bth ult.
—Au honest Loudon omnibus driver re
turned to the owner two thousand pounds
which he found on the scat of the vehicle.
—A German mile is as long as two of
ours. A German pound has several more
ounces, but a German dollar is considerably
less.
—A Coroner’s jury in England lately re
turned a verdict against a railway company
for the fatal effect produced on an invaho
by the screeching of their locomotives.
—A Paris doctor, (an American by
birth,) with an income of SIOO,OOO per
annum is continually embarrassed on ac
count of the extravagance of his family.
—A young “lion” in Paris, is amusing
himself by driving about four-in-hand in a
smart barouche. Four immense Pyrenees
dogs take the place of horses, and gallop
nearly as fast—quite as fast as Paris police
rules permit.
—A dense fog in London or the 18th of
October caused an almost total suspension
of business. Navigation on the Thames
was impossible; and people stumbled
through the streets in more than midnight
darkness, that was not relieved by the light
of the gas lamps at noon.
—The duke and duchess of Argyle have
adopted the sensible resolution of allowing
their second son, Lord Archibald Campbell,
to enter as a partner in a large business
establishment in Scotland. The young
nobleman has left England for the south of
France, where he will be engaged for some
time in the study of the vintage system of
the country.
.—The journeymen bakers of London held
a meeting recently to consider how best
they might be relieved from the exhausting
night work which they now perform. The
meeting was chiefly remarkable for the
speech of a Mr. Wright, a master-baker
who strongly counseled the men to strike.
“ Fancy London without bread for forty
eight hours,” said he.
—The Amazon river, with its many trib
utaries extending for thousands of miles
through South America, offers a fine field
for navigation. Nine steamboat it is said
now make up the rteam mercantile marine
of the Valley ot the Amazon, together with
some smaller vessels on the upper waters.
These are owned by a company that for
merly had the monopoly of the navigation
of the great river, but now it is open to
the competition of the world.
—There are now building in England, tr
under orders to be built, twenty-six iron
armor plated vessels of war. The estimat
ed expenditure on the hulls of these vessels
from April Ist last to March 31et next, is
£256,032. From the return moved for by
Mr. Laird relative to iron plated ships and
batteries, it seems that there are thirty
iron-plated ships afloat, and four building.
The floating batteries are the Erebus, Ter
ror, Thunderbolt and Thunder.
—Two European newspapers, one of
which has had the longest life tnd the other
the longest name, have ceased to appear.
The first is the Frankfort Post-Zietung,
founded in 1816, by the Prince of Tour and
Taxis, and continued by the princes of that
house till Taxis and Hapsburg and the Postal
Confederation broke up. The second defunct
is the Rousseloerschnieuwoeodigingsblap. a
Flemish paper whose very readers must
have been out of breath in pronouncing its
name.
—The great slumbering volcano, Popo
catapetl, has recently been explored by a
party which reports the crater accessible.
Millions of tons of sulphur are lying in
there, end in many cases in a pure state.
It can be carried to the summit of the vol
cano, and from thence to the summit of that
externally snow-crowned mountain, at an
expense of only 50 cents to the 100 pounds.
The value of 100 pounds in Mexico is $lO.
The crater is. big enough to hold several
cities, but it is not probable that any will
be built there at present.
—At the funeral, a couple of weeks since,
of a manmamed Pierre Wyes, at Taurrclec,
near Basle, the gravedigger, while throwing
in the earth, thought he heard a sound as
if two blows had been struck in the coffin
f/e accordingly informed the clergyman,
buAh.is latter, believing that the man was
under an illusion, would not allow the
coffin to be opened. The matter having
come to the knowledge of the authorities
the next day, they ordered the exhumation
of the body, when the man was found to be
still alive, but expired forty-eight hours
afterward.
—Soon after the death of Prince Albert,
the sooty Emperor Theodorus, of Abyssinia,
hearing of that melancholy event, and
moved probably by sympathy for the un
j fortunate widow, sent to Queen Victoria a
| formal proposal of marriage. The offer
was treated with silent contempt. His sa
ble Majesty, after waiting some time, came
to the conclusion that' he was intentionally
insulted, and, out of revenge, seized the
principal Englishmen then within his
i dominion. By the latest accounts there is
! reason to fear that all the prisoners, as well
| as an envoy recently sent out to their succor,
have been put to death. Queen Victoria
has at length been induced to dispatch to
her savage suitor an autograph letter, in
the hope of securing the release of the sub
jects.. if they are not already released by
deth.
SILVER PALACE CARS.*
Dally Tlirounil Tine between ClUcajfo
anti New Vork,
The Central Transportation Company
through the genius, sagacity and enterprise
of their Superintendent, Josiab Woodruff,
Esq , have recently inaugurated anew era
in railroad traveling. Henceforth, the trip
from Chicago to New York, or vice versa,
instead of being a tedious or wearisome
journey, becomes a pleasure excursion, re
plete with enjoyments and comforts.
This grand enterprise for the benefit of
the traveling public consists in the running
of palatial cars, built expressly for the pur
pose, through between Chicago and New
York without change. Three of these “sil
ver palace cars ’ have already been brought
out, and three more' are being built, the
whole to constitute a daily line between the
West and East. Those already built are the
“Pittsburgh,” the “Alleghany,” and the
“Altoona.” The latter, however, has as yet
made but one trip, and is now receiving its
“ finishing touches.” It will soon take its
place in the regular tri-weekly lino.
The “silver palace car” called the
“Pittsburgh” was brought out on the 18th of
March, soon after which it commenced mak
ing through trips, weekly, between Chicago
and New York. This arrangement was first
tried as an experiment, but with the firm
belief that it would prove a complete suc
cess. How well such expectations have
been realized, may be inferred from the
fact that the running of one silver palace'
for a few months has necessitated the con
struction of others, and the rapidly increas
ing popularity of the enterprise with the
traveling public justifies the establishment
of a daily through line between New York
Chicago.'’ Early next spring six “silver
palace cars” will be completed, and the
daily line permanently established.
Each of the silver palace cars above
mentioned is a paragon of beauty, conve
nience and comfort. The term “silver pal
ace” is perfectly applicable as every person
who inspects one of them will discover.
It is hardly in language to convey an ade
quate idea of the splendor of these travel
ing palaces. They must be seen to be appre
ciated, and not only seen, but traveled in.
Each car is constructed so as to secure the
greatest degree of comfort to the passenger
during the day ride, and yet is provided
with every convenience as a sleeping car.
The internal arrangements and decorations
are gotten up without regard to expense,
but with a view of securing the most per
fect architectural harmony and the greatest
degree of beauty compatible with strength
and durability.
The route over which these palace cars is
run is composed of the Pittsburgh and Fort
Wayne, Pennsylvania Central and New Jer
sey railroads, the latter forming what is
more generally known as the “Allentown
Line.” The time through from Chicago to
New York is only thirty-six hours, and the
route takes the traveler through some of
the most attractive and picturesque scenery
to be found on the continent.
*Tickets for sale on this Silver Palace Car Through
jane at the cffico of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne &
Chicago R. R. Cos., corner of Clark and Randolph
streets, and at the office of the Pennsylvania R. K.,
corner Randolph and La Salle streets, Chicago, and at
all principal Railroad Offices in the Northwest.
Art and Science.
—Aluminum and tin are now gilded and
silvered bo completely that the layer can
not be disturbed by the hardest burnisher.
—The weather has been so warm in Ber
lin that one of the chestnut trees in the Lin
coln promenade is decked with a second
crop of blossoms—a thing hitherto unheard
of in the annals of the city.
—The torpedo has been utilized for peace
purposes. In the oil regions, when a well
yields nothing, they sometime explode a
torpedo at its bottom. The effect is fre
quently to start copious supplies of oil from
prolific strata lying adjacent to the well.
—A Lyons, France, journal states that a
new breast-plate, made of cork, from an
inch and a half to three inches thick, and
covered with metal on one side and uniform
cloth on the other, has been exhibited in
that city. It is very light, and is said to be
a good defense against either sabre, bayonet
or bullet.
—A solution of gold was, in the early
days of chemistry, deemed impossible. It
was first found that limited proportions are
soluble in sulphuric and nitric acids togeth
er, and it is now ascertained that it is easily
soluble in the ethereal solutions of the per
ciilorides and perbromides. Hence, if gas
eous hydriodio acid is put into ether con
taining leaf gold, it will be dissolved and
tire acid decomposed.
—Mr. Babarin, of New Orleans, has in
vented and patented acontrivance for simul
taneously lighting all the lamps of a theatre,
hotel or even of an entire city. A machine,
like an alarm clock, can be set to any hour,
at headquarters, and when the appointed
time comes, all gas burners connected with
it are instantaneously set ablaze. The in
vention is to be publicly exhibited and
tested in New Orleans in a few days.
—A new species of loadstone, has just
been discovered. It appears that iron and
steel shavings, and particularly the long
spiral ones produced in twisting vices, pos
sess magnetic properties in the highest de
gree. This magnetic property is of a du
rable nature, and a Mons, Gruss, who made
the experiments with the above, states that
the south pole will always be placed at the
extremity first touched by the instrument.
—A German forest keeper, eighty-two
years old, not wishing to carry to the grave
with himanimportant secret, has published
in the Leipsic Journal, a recipe he used for
fifty years, and which, he says, has saved
several men and a great number of animals
from a horrible death by hydrophobia. The
bite must be bathed as soon as possible
with warm vinegar and water, and, when
this has dried, a tew drops of muriatic acid
poured upon the wound will destroy the poi
son of the saliva, and relieve the patient
from all present or future danger.
—The modes of gestation among fishes is
astonishingly various. Some aie viparous.
In several species the eggs are carried
about the outside of the body of the pa
rents. In some the eggs are attached
to the forward fins and under side of
the head. Some are carried and hatched
in a pouch precisely analogous to that of a
kangaroo. In Guinea, curing ihe breeding
season, catfish are offered for sale with their
mouths literally crammed with eggs and
young in different stages of growth and de
velopment. Agassiz has recently observed
in Brazil that many species of ehromoids
carry their eggs at the back of their month,
and that some species of the loricarias car
ry their eggs attached to the broad mem
brane which surrounds the mouth.
A wag at our elbow says the best
way to remove stains from the character is
to get rich. There is more truth than
poetry in this, as the world goes. The same
joker said it was a waste of money to a ten
dollar hat on a dime’s worth of brains.
if it had rained to-day ” said the pretty
Miss , looking up at the sky from
which heavy clouds were fast disappearing.
“ I want to go to church so much, for there’s
all my new suit that came home last night,
and none of the Browns have got theirs !”
To what city in Europe is a man going
when he marries ?
Answer by happy pair—He’s goL-g to
Louvain.
Young lady—Oh! it’s Nice.
Old maid—lt’s Homburg.
Impudent fellow—To Brest.
Bridget—To Dublin, sure.
Practical parent—He’s going to Havre.
Snarling old bachelor—He’s going to
Rouen.
Feeding fi£orses wheat Warn.
Let me trouble you with oue other ques
tion. Is it iojurious to feed horses when
warm? On toe horse railway here, they
have one hundred and twelve horses. They
are taken from the car dripping with per
spiration, and led direct to their stalls, in
which their feed has already been placed.
The superintendent informed me that it
never injured them in the least. I certainly
never saw a finer lot of horses. By answer
ing the above questions you will much oblige
a constant reader, and one much interested
in the “Farmers’ Column.” J. K. P.
Answer. —lt is sometimes hazardous to
feed some horses whole grain when they are
exceedingly warm, as gormandizers will
swallow a*feed of grain so ravenously—
sometimes— as to cause founder. There is
never any danger in feeding horses cut-feed
when they are very warm.
Horsemen will frequently affirm that it
will never injure a horse to drink or to eat
grain as much as he desires, if ever so much
heated, provided ho is kept moving. It is
true, there is not so much danger of founder
after drinking when a horse is kept on a
trot; but it is always harardous to allow
animals to drink much water when the
pulse beats high and they are oppressed
with heat. The safest way always is to al
low the horse to “cool off” a little before
drinking. If a horse is wet with sweat, he
may drink a gallon of water provided he is
to be kept going. Otherwise a gallon would
be almost sure to founder him.
Men will sometimes affirm that this or
that does not injure their horses, because
they do not see them taken violently ill, or
drop down dead; yet untold numbers of
horses have been ruined by feeding grain
when they were very warm. —New York
Independent.
Half of the fatigue in walking, especially
in warm weather, is occasioned by the heat
ing of the feet, which, in the close boots and
shoes we wear, are excluded from every
particle of air. There is no reason why
the feet should not be allowed to share with
the rest of the body the benefits of pure air.
The want of ventilation of our extremities
is also one provocative of disease, and ren
ders the feet highly offensive.
1 ■ i " i
Sewing machines.
Washington, D. C, October 24th, 1866.
To R. Wheeler, Bsq , Agent Grover & Raker Sewing
Machine Company, Chicago, Illinois:
Dear Sir: It affords mo great pleasure to hear wit
ness to the excellence of the family sewing machine
manufactured by your company. I have had one of
them in my family for some two years, and from what
I know of its wot kings, and from the testimony of my
friends who use the same, I can hardly see how any
thing can ho more complete or give better satisfaction.
The machine I have is oue of the most elegant I
have ever seen, and was presented tome by friends,
who purchased it at the Sanitary FairatPhiladelphia,
1804. Very truly yours, etc,
Mas. 0. S. Grant.
“ The Best Machine In the World.”— Mrs. t.
DoGolia says: “ I have used the ‘ twisted loop’ stitch
for seven years, and have had nine to sow for ; yet I
have never known a seam to'rip' —nor has the machine
been out of order. The Willoox & Ginas is the
best Machine in the World !”
VUE BiAJM&JB'X'g.
IsaTr Yoke. Not. 10.
COTTON—Middling * -37 © .38
FLOUR—Extra Hound Hoop 0hi0.... 11 50 @ 12.50
WHEAT—No. 2 Milwaukee Spring.. 2.55 © 236
BARLEY 106 © 111
COEN—Sound Western Mixed 124 © 126
OATS—Now Chicago 08 © .71
TOES—Mesa new - 28.00 @23 26
BEEF CATTLE—Common to good-. 10 50 © 15 50
DRESSED IIOQS 8.50 @ 8.75
DRY HOODS —Merrimaos 21 © .23
Bleached Sheetings—Masonville. © .33
Drown Sheetings—Stark .23 ©
Delaines—Manchester .27J4©
Denims—Manchester..... .83}$©
Qoi—Closed 1.16%.
GfIWAOO, Nov. 12, 1869.
BEEVES—Stock to prime 400 @% 6.50
BEANS 76 © 1.00
BUTTER—Good Tub —. .22 © .24
CHEESE—Western States. 13 © .15
OOEfES—Bio.. .27 © .81
Java 42 © .44
EGGS 30 © .31
FRUITS—Green Apples—New 2.50 @ 4.06
Cranberries —per hbl. 10 00 @ 20.00
FLOUR —Winter White 1"70 © 14 75
Spring Extra 10 u 0 @l l 90
Visa—'Mackerel, No. 1, half fcbl il 75 © 12 00
Whiteilsb, “ “ 7.00 @ 7.7 5
Codfish, par hundred 9.00 @ 950
GRAIN—Corn, No. 1 88 # 91
Oats, No. 2 .41 © .42
Rye 93 © .96
Whtui —Spring No. 1 New. 2,08 © 2.13
Barley Western—new 104 @ 1.07
HOGS—Live medium 625 @ 6.87
HOPS—Western 60 © .15
LARD 12 y 2 y .131^
LUMBER—Common flooring, rough. 82.00 @ 85.00
PORK—Mcse, New 23.50 © 24 00
POTATOES, per bushel 70 © .80
SHEEP—Good 4.00 @ 4.60
SUGARS—Cuba 12%©
Hew York Refined.. 17%© .17%
White .1 16 © .16%
SALT—fine @ 2.65
-C0ar5e....... @ 2.65
SEEDS—Timothy 2.90 @ 3.10
Flax.?. @ 2.75
WOOL—Medium washed 40 © .45
GO TO THIS BEST.
BRYANT & STRATTON’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
UNLVERSITY is the largest and moat thorough Xusl i
tatiou of tho kind in tho country, and young men
going to Chicago should consult their own beat inter
ests by attending this College, where every depart
ment of a Business Education is thoroughly taught—
Bryant, Stratton & Co’s. Scholarships are good during
life in forty-eight different Colleges—Address for Col
lege Paper, Circular, College Currency and Specimens
of Penmanship. BRYANT & STRATTON.
Chicago, 111.
The Season of Storms.
The blasts of autumn and the chill storms of early
winter are apt to make sad inroads upon tho constitu
tionaof tho feeble. In old times at tho commencement
of every season it was the fashion to tv&e a strong
cathartic as a safeguard against a change of tempera
ture. It was a worse than senseless practice. The
people of our day understand the matter hater. In
stead of depleting tho system they reinforce it. In
the method they adopt they exhibit a wise discrimi
nation. Instead of resorting to the vitiated stiinu"
lants of commerce, or ary of the compounds derived
from them they put their faith in the only absolutely
pure invigorant procurable in the market—HOSTET"
TER3 STOMACH BITTERS. Their faith is wel l
founded. Never has any tonic medicine been prepared
with such scrupulous precision and conscientious care-
It is a vegetable compound of which every ingredient
is sound, wholesome, and medicinal in the true sense
of the word. Now we have three prominent national
complaints. One-half of the adult population of the
United states suffer more or less, either from diseases
of the stomach, derangements of the liver, or affections
of the kidneys. In no other land under Heaven are
these maladies so general as in this country, and
UOSeTXER’S BIKERS is a specific for then, all,
unless organic in their origin, and, therefore, b.iyond
all euro. And let those who are fortunate enough to
bo exempt from them at present understand one
great fact, viz; that an oceaslonaVuse of this vitalizing
tonic will as certainly prevent them as the snn will
prevent the earth from freezing where its genial beams
descend. — Communicated.
KNOWLEDGE OFTEN SAVES LIFE.—
Every living being has in his STStem
IMPURITIES.
AYhen these are within their natural limits our health
is good; but when they are in excess, pains, colds,
rheumatism, gout, debility, costi oness, diarrhea, dys
entery, erysipelas, &c , afflict us. What we have to do
to recover out health is to take ont from the BOWELS
AND THE CIRCULATION the excess of Impurities.
This done, health follows of necessity.
' EtfANDRETH’S PILLS
are the only medicine that can do this with entire
safety to all the organs of the body.
HUNDREDS OP THOUSANDS
are now living who have adopted BIiANDSETH’S
PILLS as their only remedy for periods of from thirty
to fifty years, and whose average heath is excellent.
They have always cured themselves, when sick, by
using these
INNOCENT AND INFALLIBLE PILLS.
Principal office, Bramlreth building, New York.
OTASIO?[ I
Do yon wish to have your hair cauterized from tho
scalp? No. Then beware of the new brood of Vitrioiic
and Caustic Dyes got up by nt trum-mongers, who
bear the same relation to the ret risible Chemist that
Pirates and F vateers
bear to honest merchantmen. R. lernber that the ex
perience of years, and the very highest scientific en
dorsements, guarantee tho superiority of
HAIR DIE,
over every other in use. It is purely vegetable, Infal
lible, and instantaneous. Manufactured by J. CBIB
- No. 6 Astor House, New York. Bold by
all Druggist*. Applied by all Hair Dresser*.
Dr. Sclienck’s Pulmonic Syrup.
This great medicine cured Dr. J. H. Schenok, the
Proprietor, of Pulmonary Consumption, when it had
assumed its most formidable aspect, and when speedy
death appeared to be inevitable. His physicians pro
nounced his case incurable, when he commenced the
use of Lis simple but poworiul remedy. His health
was restored in a very short time, and no return of the
disease baa been apprehended, for all the symptoms
quickly disappeared, and bis present weight is more
than two hundred pounds.
Since bis recovery, he has devoted his attention ex
clusively to tire cure of Consumption and the diseases
which aro usually complicated with it, and the cures
effected by bis medicines have been very numerous
and truly wonderful. Dr. Schenck makes professional
visits to several of the larger cities weekly, where he
hes a large concourse of patients, add it is truly
astonishing to see poor consumptives that have to be
lifted out of their carriages, and in a few months
healthy, robust persons. DR SCHSNCK’S PULMON
IC STROP, SEAWEED TONIC, and MANDRAKE
PILLS are geneially all required in curing Consump
tion. Pull directions accompmy each, so that any one
can take them without seeing Dr. Pchenck; but when
it is convenient, it is best to see him. He give advice
free, but for a thorough examination with bis Eespiro
meter, his fee is three dollars.
Please observe, when purchasing, that the two like
nesses of the Doctor—oue when in tho last stage op
Consumption, and the other as he now is, in perfect
heal ih—are on the Government stamp.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers. Price $1.50 per
bottle, or $7.50 the half dozen. Letters for advice
should always be directed to Dr. Schenck’s Principal
Office, No. 15 North 6th street, Philadelphia, Pa
General Wholesale Agents: Demas Barnes & Cos,
New York; S.S. Ilance, Baltimore, Md.; John D. Park,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Walker & Taylor, Chicago, Illinois;
Collins Brothers, St. Louis, Mo. [3wl
A Household Necessity Exists for the use ol
Hume's Celebrated Catarrh tffluar.
The best Known remedy tor “ a Cold in the Head,’
Headache, Snuffles, Sore Eyes, Deafness, and i \ worst
forms of that loathsome disease, CATARRH.
It cleanses the entire head. Its effects are pleasant
and wonderful, contains no tobacco, nor injurious ingre
dient. It has the highest professional testimonials.
Sold by all Drnggists for 25 cents per Box. Can bo
sent by mail on receipt of SO cents for one Box, or $1
for four Boxes. Address JAS. DURNO, Postoffice Box
1235, New York City. Wholesale by D. BARNES A
CO., 21 Park Rcw New York,
815. TOBIAS*
VENETIAN LINIMENT.
An instantaneous remedy for chronic rheumatism,
headache, toothache, croup, colic, quinsy, sore throat,
and pains in any dart of the body. Fiemember, this
article is a success—not an experiment; for 19 years it
has been tested. No medicine has ever had such a rep
utation as this : silently it has worked its way before
the public, and all a;e loud in its praise. “Chronic
Rheumatism.” Thousands who laid for weeks on a
bed of agony, and never walked for months without
the aid of crutches, with this complaint, can testify to
tho magical effects of this liniment. They are cured
and proclaim its virtues throughout tho land. Remem
ber, relief is certain, and a positive cure is sure to Yel
low. Headache ot all kinds wt warrant to cure. Pu
trid sore throat, quinsy, and diptheria are robbed of
their terrors by a timely use of the Vent- ian Liniment.
It has saved hundreds the past t .roe months. Price,
40 and 80 cents a bottle, Office, 56 Coetumdt street,
New York. Sold by all druggists.
Chamber, ASJf's Lmmediatb/Keliks 1 A
Tonic and i \;u Killer, is tkp-'tuost valuable
and cheapest family meciisfine in the. world,
will certainly c&ve, an dot' used in lime will
prevent, the following diseases, as can be
proved by nearly csg thousand letters from
persons who the medicine: Chol
era jforbus, Asiaie C\olcra, Cramps, Colic,
Coughs, Croup, fatarm’i, Congestion, Colds,
Cuts, Dysentery, ViamS'Cca, Dipthervi, Fever,
Rheumatism, Fevdt onp Ague, Xmralgia, In
fiammaiiqn, Spas.nh. f-prains, 'Toothache, Ear
. ache, 11< ’ache, By jcache, 5u short, where*
ever pain or sorejiOi.Xexist, either internal
or external, ihfa apply the medicine, and
the patient sv/ii receives!raraediate relief.
It is the h/st! In 1849 itnd in 1854 this
medicine cured many thousands seized with
cholera, and its timely use as a preventa
tive saved millions of lives.
It is the cheapest! One thirty-five cent
bottle of thi'e medicine will cure more com
plaints than We hundred dollars spent in
employing docWs. yTke thirty-five cent
botile is as largely fifty cent bottle of any
other medicine. / \
It is u-arravtc f; ®ne bottle of (his medi
cine can be had/f agents, and the privi
lege given the | arc: ,;ser of using onc-half
the contents <|> tr.fd, and if it dots not
prove satisfactd;y/ the money will bo XI •
funded.
Xo family shoj/id he without it!
Dealers ma.yytoil you have something
else as good/ hut do not oe deceived—ask
tor C hamberluia s Relief and take no other.
Sold by all (he leading wholesale and re
tail druggists everywhere.
Swain Manutaotobiso Compact, 84 S.
Water Street, Chicago, Sole Proprietors.
Sw.M.v’s If at a. Bu.vt Restores Gray Hair.
Among the Advantages Claimed for the Weed
Sewing Machine, please note the following:
It cun make but one Stitch, and that the Lock— this
it never Jails to do.
The Needle is st."ight—therefore gnreand powerful.
The Blade of the Needle is shorxek than that of any
other Shuttle Machine in uto.
Its speed is superior to most—thus producing more
effect with the same effort.
It is not No!se ; ess, but few are mo a so.
They not only run quietly but easily.
The Tension is the most simple and effective of any.
The feed is perfect. Admirably arranged for exam
ination, cleaning, oiling, &c.
With its shuttle and slraigbt short needle—simple
yet perfect feed and tension—speed and easy motion,
it produces the best stitch, with the least trouble, in
the shortest time, without destroying the life and
elasticity of the thread or silk.
Special attention is called to the fact that the
arrangements of the Weed Sewing Machine
are such that a firm and elastic seam can be made
with light tension, and retain the pliability of the silk
or thread equally with hand sewing.
Prices correspond with those of other first-class
Machines. Every Machine is Warranted to give per
fect satisfaction.
Agents wanted. Extra inducements offered.
Northwestern Office, 102 Washington St., Chicago.
Weed Sewing Machine Cos.
PAYSON E. MATHEW, Agent.
F AIK li ASKS’
STANDARD JTit
SCALES ! /U
or ALL KINDS. /
Fairbanks, Greenleaf $ Cos.,
226 & 228 Italic Street, Chicago.
The “ Lillie Corporal,”
Is acknowledged by the leading papers to be tbe„‘
Best Children’s Paper in America !
Published Monthly, at One Dollar a year, (ten cants
for sample copy,) by
ALFUED Ci. SEWEIiIi,
Circulars sent free 1 CHICAGO, ILL.
Wilicox & Gibbs Sewing Machine.
“ Its seam is stronger and less liable to rip In use or
wear than the Lock-Stitch.” [“ Judges Report ,” at the
“ Grand Trial.”]
Send for the“ Report,” and samples of Work,contain
lag both kinds of stitches, on the same piece of goods
Agents wanted.
L. CORNELL A CO., General Agents,
13R Lake Street Chicago TT>
Metropolitan Hotel!
COR. RANDOLPH K WRLLS STS.,
CHICAGO, lljij.
BALDWIN A MEKHITT, - - PUOPEIBTOB 8.
This Hotel has recently been enlarged by the addi
tion of the May Hotel, and now contains Two Hundred
and fifty Booms, well famished and lighted with gas
GILES, BBOTIEI & Cl.
NO. 142 LAKE STREET,
CHICAGO, - - - IX.Z.-
Have gotten up a splendid lot of fine
American and Geneva Watches,
COMPRISING MANY NEW AND UNIQUE STYLES
Of their own manufacture, such as Fine Diamond Set,
Snow Engraved, Enameled, Patent Magic Case.
FINE TIME PIECES,
Set in Gold Bracelets and Finger Rings.
MANUFACTURERS OF
SILVERWARE,
—AND
SOLID GOLD JEWELRY.
Richly Chased Tea and Toto-a-Tete Sets, Cups, Gob
lots, Urns, Ladies’Napkin Rings, Ac.; new Grecian
and Medallion Pattern, Preserve, Jelly, Ice Cream and
Sugar Spoons. Knives and Forks, Ac., put up in fine
styie for presents and keepsakes. A variety of
OPERA GLASSES,
French Clocks, Richly Plated Ware,
Jewel Cases, &c., Ac.
Having through our bouse in New York and Geneva
very superior facilities f u r now styles and low prices,
we would coni dently invite ail to examine our stock
before pnrehatiog elsewhere.
Dealers fron surrounding towns wTI find our stock
of valuable M atches, Clocks and Juwelry Materials
very complete and always as low as can be bought of
manufactureri and importers Laving their offices in
Now York.
FOP£ & SLOCUM,
Ko. IS2 Clark Street,
CHICAGO, - - ILLINOIS ,
Wholesale Dealers in
CARBON OIL,
LAMPS,
LANTERNS, CHANDELIERS.
CHII&P7E7S, GLASSWARE,
Castor Frames and Cruets,
And Kerosene Goods of Every Description,

Such as Shades, Globes, Burners, Wicks, Ac., with
large stock of goods selected with grs:.t care, and
bought in many instances below actual cost of produc
tion, which we offer to the trade at figures which
cannot fail to secure their patronage. Call and ex
amine. Being the oldest bouse in the above bns nesa
In Chicago, we know whereof we speak.
REASONS WHY THE
American Watch
MADE AT
WALTHAM, MASS.
IS THE BEST.
It la made on the best principle. Its frame is com
posed of SOLID PLATES. NO jar can interfere with
the harmony of its working and no sndden shock can
damage its machinery. Every piece is made and fin
ished by machinery, (Itself famous fur its novelty, as
well as for its effectiveness) and is therefore properly
made. The watch is what all mechanism shenid be—
ACCURATE, SIMPLE, STRONG and ECONOMICAL.
Except some high grades, too costly for general use,
foreign watches are chiefly made by women and boys
Such watches are composed of several hundred pieces,
screwed aad riveted together, and require constant re
pairs to keep them in any kind of order. A!> persons
who have carried “ .lucres,“ lenines,” and English
patent levers, ’’ are perfectly well aware of the truth of
this statement.
At the beginning of our enterprise more than 10 years
ago, it was our first object to make a thoroughly good
low priced watch for the million, to take the place o
these foregn impositions; the refuse of foreign factor
ies, which were entirely unsaleable at homo and per
fectly worthless everywhere.
How well we have accomplished this, may he under
stood from the fact that after so many years of publi
trial, wo now make MORE THAN HALF OP ALL THE
WATCHES SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES, and
that no others have ever given such universal satisfac
tion. While this department of onr business is con
tinned with increased facilities for per feet work, w
are at present engaged in the manufacture of watches
of the very HIGHEST GRADE KNOWN TO CHRO
NOMETERY, uncqualed by anything hitherto made
by our elves, and unsurpassed by anything made in
the wcrid. For this purpose we have the amplest fa
cilities. We have erected an addition to onr main
building, expressly for this branch of our business,
and have filled it with the best workmen in onr ser
vice. New machines and appliances have been con
structed which perform their work with consummate
delicacy and exactness. The choicest and most ap
proved materials only are used, and we challenge com
parison between this grade of our work, and the finest
imported chronometer J . We do not pretend to sell
onr chronometers for dess money than foreign watches,
but we do assert without fear of contradiction, that
for the same money our product is incomparably su
perior. All our watches, of whatever grade, are fully
warranted, and this warrantee is g'od at all times
against us or our agents in all parts of the world.
CAUTION.—The public are cautioned to buy only of
respectable dealers. All persons selling counterfeits
will be prosecuted.
KOEBLVB & APPLETON,
Agents for the American Watch Cos.,
182 Broadway, N. Y,
BISHOP a SAiHES.
Nv. 115 Lake Street, Chicago, *
[sign of the black bear.]
Hat and Far Factory.
Hlshop &. Harnett, 116 Lake St, Chicago
Saws,
WITH EMERSON’S
Patent Movable Teeth,
r.JI ESQUIRE LESS POWER,
. J - r ‘ j less skill, less files—saw smoother
’ eNEb bd better—cot less kerb The
saw always retains its original
sire. Send for descriptive pam
phlet, containing information of value to ail interested
in lumber, and sawing of any description.*
Address, AMERICAN SAW COMPANY,
No. 2 Jacob-st..near Fferrvst.,N.Y
'i'llI) IJOHIt OF WO^DLKS.
“The Book of V.'onders cot,tains information of im
portance to everybody old and young, male and
female, married and single. Sent postpaid on rcceint
ol 26 cents, by 0. A. KOORBACU, P
122 Nassau St., New York-

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