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Wtras Mm art aatrowral aa4 earas aroead
Cmrd faat anoa tfc Dm of kapptor Say. ;
Whaatboa balMrr'at aa artcMeat tkiaga can tend
The aaddeat echo to Um nraat lay
A mea of old vara M with angal food.
Go, aeak th laaMdj la dotac good. .
Whan thoa to thea U daaraat ahaD. Wv dtad, .
And each freak day grow weary to talaa a jaa I
Whea avery kopa that othan bafid apoa
Cornea to U17 aanaea with a aad sarpriae
Take ap tha bardaa of anotbor'i grief;
Lean from anether'a pala thy woe'i reUat
Mcmroar, belie that aarrow aay be hrfbad
With tribute froai the kaart, aor aisaa. aar taara.
Bat noMer Mcrl&ce of halpiof handa.
Of cheering antlee, of T o pathetic aara.
Oft hare tha aaddeet word the aweeter (train ;
la angol'i music let thy aoal complain.
Than Grief ahall ataad with hatf-averted foot
If dob the threshold of a blighter day
And Hope ahall talro her eweetly by the band.
And both kneel eewa with Faith To BMekly P7
Ufted from earth. Peace ahall inmortallse
The heart that lta own angniah panflea.
JL Thrilling Aiventire.
bt k. ic HTjanrnt-
Wm the ill-fated steamer Lady Elgin
went down on Lake Michigan, drowning
three hundred gay revelers, on that tem-pestu-us
morning of the 8th of September,
1800, the Bon. William Farnsworth, of
(Sheboygan, Wia -a pioneer of the North
west, and a gentleman whom his acquaint
ances delighted to honor shared her dis
astrous fate. Nearly sixty years ago, he
settled in the wilds of Wisconsin, the only
white man who, in that part of the Union,
preferred a life in the midst of the ab
origines at that early day. His business
was that of a trader, and his-primitive
storehouse contained such simple articles
of merchandise as befitted the fancy and
necessities of his dark-skinned customers,
and serred as a barter for tae rich furs
and peltries In which they dealt It was
not long before his dignified and upright
character as a dealer succeeded in pro
ducing the desired result, and his business
rapidly increased. For a time all went
smoothly and satisfactorily; but the
treacherous Indians soon found in him
something which not only made him of
fensive to them, but led them to seek his
life. This last measure, however, was
secretly formed, and it was only through
the agency of a friendly native that he
was enabled to discover their design.
There was no noisy commotion among
them. All was still and serpent-like, with
a stern determination. No threats or
menaces escaped their sealed lips, yet
there was a wicked expression in every
The shades of night had fallen, and Mr.
Farnsworth stood behind the counter in
his store, which was dimly lighted by two
candles, while the door stoed widely open
to permit free ingress. A single Indian
entered, armed and blanketed, passed him,
with a grunt of recognition, and silently
stalked to the rear of the apartment, where
he squatted upon his hauachaa. Another
followed, in the same manner, and, singly,
came others ten, twenty, forty all lull
armed, each seating himself on the floor
beside the first, in rear of the store. Mr.
Farnsworth fait that a crisis had arrived,
and with an active mind and a fearless
heart he quickly determined upon a
course of conduct, which, if it did not
succeed in releasing him, unharmed, from
the dilemma in which he was placed,
would completely route and destroy his
enemies with himself, at one fell stroke.
To show the slightest degree of fear or
anxiety would but hasten a denouement
which -Bad undoubtedly been agreed upon.
Iu the meantime, one by one, more than a
hundred of the Indians had gathered in
the store, and ominous murmurs began to
reach his ears. One Indian spoke : " Big
warrior, me I Ugh I ight at Tippecanoe ;
rue no 'fraid I
M Me, too me fight at Tippecanoe ; me
fight more, bimeby I" added another, with
an air of mystery. "Me, too me no
'fraid ugh I equate 'fraid. Warrior no
'fraid f said a third; and similar expres
sions found a general utterance among
Mr. Farnsworth saw that they were all
blowing, or boasting, for some undefined
purpose, for he knew that none of them
were present at the battle of Tippecanoe.
To humor them, ana to rain tune and a
more definite idea of the fate that awaited
him, he pleasantly joined in the conversa
tion, with as little truth in what he said as
there was in what he beard : Imi war
rior, too," he said. "I killed big Indian
Tecumseh, I'm a pale-face brave." There
was not a tremor in his voice, nor a shade
on his features as he spoke nothing, in
deed, to indicate a suspicion that he knew
aught of the impending crisis.
Bis empty boast and manly bearing,1
however, were not without their effect, for
he saw at a glance that tha Indiana had
suddenly relapsed into silence, or were
conferring together in whispers. He felt
that the time had arrived for immediate
operations on his part. Beneath the coun
ter was a keg nearly filled with gunpow
der, from which the head had been re
moved, and within his reach stood a
lighted candle. Stooping down, with his
finger he formed an impromptu candle
stick in the very center of the mass of
powder. Then aauffiag the lighted" wick
very closely, be placed the edges of his
hands, with the palms upward, around
the candle, in order to catch any accident
al sparks which might fail while he was
moving it. Lifting it in this manner from
its receptacle he placed the candle in an
upright position into the hole prepared
for it in the powder, and carefully re
moved his hands. Then he raised him
self up from his perilous task, and stood
calmly near it to await the catastrophe.
But his movements had been noticed by
one of the Indians, who, being actuated
by that characteristic curiosity which at
limes overpowers every other feeling in
I ie savage breast, leaned over the counter
and aaw the candle burning brightly in
the keg of powder. Not a sound escaped
him, but with a wondering glance at the
pale and intrepid merchant, he walked
rapidly and silently out of the store. His
sudden exit attracted the attention of
another warrior, who also peered cau
tiouBly over the counter, aaw the danger,
and stalked out of the door as silently as
the first. A third, a fourth, and all, euo
cessivelv. each for him salt saw the im
pending catastrophe, and passed out with
out uttering a word. As the last one left
the store, astonished at the stolid bravery
of the pale-face, the merchant followed
him to the door, and hastily dosed it, fast
ening it securely. Then, carefully ap
proaching the keg of powder, he Lifted out
the candle in the same guarded manner in
which he had placed it there, and felt that
lie was saved.
And he was saved. The daring alterna
tive which he had chosen assured the In
dians that he was no trifler, and produced
a revulsion of feeling in his favor that led
to a friendly arrangement of the difficulty
which had estranved them from him.
Mr. Farnsworth remained am org them,
was married to one of their number, and
at the time of his death still resided in
Tna music in the Rev. Henry Ward
Bcecber's church costs. 17.000 a year.
The organist gets $1,200, the conductor,
12.000. the tenor, 11,000, the soprano,
1900, the contralto, $300, and the basso,
$800, leaving $300 for incidentals. The
paid choir sing the solos and concerted
pieces, but the hymns are sung by the
whole conirregation, led by a volunteer
choir of about seventy performera.
A w engineer estimates the loss of horses.
Tin wrnir nf vehicles, and extra horse
shoeing in the cities jf the United States,
occasioned by block stone and cobble
follows: On horses,
$15,000,000; on vehicles, $30,000,000, and
on horse-shoeing, $21,000,000, making a
total of 56,000,00).
CAPTiBf WiXTBR O. BaBTLBTT, of
Providence, presented Helen M. Brown
with his photograph, a bird cage, $30, and
several articles or jewelry, wrote ner sev
eral sweet letters, and then refused to mar
rv ber. For this Walter was made to
pay Helen $10,000 by the court
It was stated in the National Board of
Trade, in a discussion on extending the
James river and Kanawha canal to the
Ohio river, thus making a complete water
route from the Mississippi to the Atlantic,
that there is only transportation East for
19,000,000 tons, out of 25,000,000 Western
It is said that the contributions of the
entire Christian world lor ioreign mis-
ainna bud vear were about five million dol
lars, while the expenses of armies, navies
and the wars during the same period were
Iva liillinna at fnnr hundred times as
much aa was riven for the conversion of
the world to Christianity.
Therk are about 8,000 regular gamblers
In the citv or Hew York, besides me pro
prietors and dealers ; and their winnings
average $25,000 nightly. The total losses
against faro and policy playing foot np the
enormous sum oi ,iaw,wu per annum.
Fnoht January 1 to September 80. 1869,
according to official records, 884 murders
were committed in xexaa.
THE PEARL OF CAKPA5.
Ok fine morning in autumn, I was
rambling through the secluded Valley of
Cam pan, in the Pyrenees, accompanied by
the excellent curate of the district, with
whom, in the course of my peregrinations,
I had become acquainted, and beneath
whose hospitable roof I had promised to
spend the night The scenery was wild
and lovely beyond description ; and hav
ing expressed my admiration of it, I added
a wish to know - something of its inhabit
MThey have hearts of gold and wills of
Iron," said my friend. "Many a touching
and noble instance of generosity and selt
denial have I met with among them. And,
for example, look at this man approaching
He was a fine-looking fellow of five or
six and twenty, with a military air and
dressed in uniform. The lower part of
his face was very handsome, and his dark,
sunburnt complexion suited well with the
long moustache. I could not see his eyes,
for the visor of his cap was drawn so as
to completely shade them from the light
Having exchanged a cordial salutation
with the curate, he passed on, followed by
a huge white dog, with thick fur and
enormous paws. The animal belonged to
a breed peculiar to the Pyrenees, and re
markable for their sagacity andaithful
nees. "Now," said my companion, as soon as
the soldier had passed out of hearing,
M while we walk along, I will tell you a
true story, of which you have seen two of
the principal characters.
"Joan Trigoyan was born in the heart
of these mountains, where the peasant had
his choice of following one of two occupa
tions that of a shepherd or a hunter.
Juan chose the latter, as his father had
done before him, and a hazardous pursuit
it is. Not merely has the mountain hunter
to scale all but inaccessible precipices, and
brave the fury of famished bears and
wolves, but he is constantly exposed to be
swept away by a torrent or buried beneath
an avalanche. To this latter peril Juan's
father had fallen a victim. Crushed be
neath a mass of snow he perished, leaving
his son no other heritage than his dog, his
gun, and his grandmother Gertrude, an
aged woman, unequal to the task of sup
porting herself Juan, at this time a fine
lad of 18, loved his grandmother tenderly;
she hadalways supplied to him the place
of his mother, who had died in giving him
birth, and he now, with a courage and
resolution beyond his years, undertook
the sole charge of their maintenance. He
had been early trained to the chase, and
success now crowned his efforts. The
number of izards, eagles and bears struck
down by his hand testified to the sureness
of his foot and the certainty of his aim.
"Thanks to the value of these spoils, Ger
trude knew no privation, but the trembled
for the safety of her beloved child, and
often said to him, with tears in her eyes :
Stay at home to-day, Juan ; you will per
ish some time or other, like your poor
father; and what would I do left alone
without any one to love ln-tne woriar
"Then tne lad wouia answer:
yourselC mother ; Providence will
over me for your sake.'
44 Thus did Juan work hard during the
week for his own and his parent's sup
port, and on Sunday I loved to see them
entering my little church, Gertrude lean
ing on the arm of her handsome boy, and
both joining in the prayers with the ut
"Two years passed on, and Juan was
returning one day from Bagneres, whither
he had gone to dispose of some game. It
was winter, and the north wind blew
piercingly cold, but the young hunter
stepped on briskly, whistling a lively tune.
Buaueniy a cry oi distress struca nis ear,
but he knew not whence it came.
On. Caesar r he cried, trusting to his
dog s aagacitv : 4 seek it out, boy I
1 ne uocue creature act uu ui tuo ux
iwntinn nf a thick riine BTOve. and his mas
ter followed ; the cries became louder, and
Juan recognized the voice ot a lemaie in
distress. He redoubled his speed, still
preceded by the dog. At length be
reached an open space, and there was
Cesar struggling with a wolf, while on the
ground lay a woman, with a huge she
wou in tne act oi nsiening on ner neca.
With a short crv Juan rushed forward,
and at the sound the fierce creature raised
her head and fixed on him two eyeballs
glowing with rage and hunger. Without
moment s Herniation, tne mirepia nunier
feed her bv the throat with one hand,
and thrusting the ether Into her mouth.
nasped her tongue ana oraggea rt oui as
with an iron vice. After a fearful strug
gle he succeeded in dashing the strangled
beast on the ground. This done, Juan
looked round to see if his faithful ally had
need of assistance. No. his antagonist
also lay dead, and the hunter had time to
attend to the woman, who lay motionless
on the ground, having fainted from excess
of terror. Her deliverer raised her gently
in his arms, put back her rich brown hair
that had fallen on her face, and perceived
that she was a young and very lovely
girL Taking a handful of the snow which
lay on tne ground ne ruDoea u on ner
temples, snd then succeeded in putting
. .. . , T
some small Dits or ice into ner moukn. y
degrees she revived, her eyelids unclosed,
and she drew a deep sigh.
44 4 Where am 1 ? ' she murmured.
44 4 Safe with a friend.'
" It was vou. then, who saved met'
44 4 Rather Providence, who was pleased
to employ my hand.'
44 She thanked him with a look far more
eloquent than words ; - and then with con
fiding simDlicitv. as she still felt weak,
asked him to let her lean on his arm as far
as her home. 4 1 was going to the town,
she said, 4 to sell some milk, when those
dreadful wolves attacked me, upset my
pitcher, and but for your timely aid and
that of your good dog, would surely have
- The conversation thus commenced did
not flair. Juan soon learned to at mar
guerite lived in the hamlet or Cam pan; tnat
she was an orphan, and had no property
save a small cottage and some hens. She
managed to support herself with the
nronts or these animals ana ner spinning.
Her perfect candor and her innocent
beantv charmed the honest heart of Juan ;
he thought that were he possessed of all
the treasures of the world he would like
to lay them at Marguerite s lee v. unen
terinr the village the news of their ad
venture spread quickly, and it was easy to
see by the consequent excitement how
much the young girl was beloved by her
neighbors. Both old and young rushed
forth to meet her. Juan was overwhelmed
with thanks and praised, nor was poor
Csesar by any means forgotten.
Adieu, juarruenve. bb.ui wimu nuu
he had accompanied her to her cottage
door. 4Mav I sometimes come to see
To whom should my door be open u
not to kit deliverer f said the youn jr rtri.
innocently, at the same time extending
her hand to Juan. He pressed it to his
lips and hastened away.
"When he reached home he found
Gertrude very uneasy at his prolonged
absence. 4 Oh, my child f she cried,
4 where have you been, and what are these
stains of blood noon vour dress f
"Juan smiled. 4 Don't be uneasy, moth
er: this blood is not mine, but that of an
enemy I killed.' And he told her all that
had occurred, not concealing the leenngs
of admiration and love he felt for her
whom he had rescued.
Thank- liaCl I mV Child.' Mid the Old
woman, 4 that your choice has fallen on
so worthy an object I have often heard
the beauty and virtuous industry of Mar
guerite commended. She is called by her
neighbors the Pearl of Campan.'
"It never occurred to the affectionate
grandmother that the fair girl in question
ronld rwwRihlv be insensible to the atten
tions of her boy, and, indeed, the event
nmrn) thai aha wm not far WTOng. Mar-
goerite was of too innocent and frank a
nature to play the coquette with him who
had risked hia life for hers, and the pre
liminaries for their marriage were speedi
"On the morning preceding that on
which the bans were to be published, the
sound of a drum was heard in the peace
ful Valley of Campan, and the Prelect of
the district proclaimed the drawing of con
scripts for the army.- Poor Juan f his wai
among the first of the selected names, and
at the moment the shock nearly stunned
him. However, he had been taught to do
his duty, and having calmly : made tne
needful preparations, he drew his be
trothed aside and said: 4 Listen to me.
Marguerite. You promired to be mine ; I
am going away for some years, perhaps
iorever; it is ngu mij
give you back your vow. .
" 4 And I, said tha girl; 4 wOl not take it
back. Whether our next meeting, Juan,
will be here or in tnat better world to
which, I trust, we are both looking, I will
never marry any one but you.
" The young man pressed her hand in
silence. 4 But my mother,' he said, at
length, while two unwonted tears rolled
down his cheek ; 4 she is old, infirm, unable
to work for her support
" 4 Your mother, Juan,' interrupted
Marguerite, 4 is she not henceforth miner
So long as God gives me strength to work,
our mother shall not want a home.'
44 And so with mutual blessings and fond
tears they parted.
" Cesar followed his master to the wars,
and Gertrude on the day of Juan's depart
ure took up her abode in Marguerite's
cottage. The old woman managed the
domestic affairs, while the young one car
ried her milk, butter, eggs and poultry to
market In the evenings, as they both sat
at their spinning wheels, their conversa
tion naturally turned on Juan. 4 Where
is he now f What is he doing while we
are speaking of him V Sometimes their
anxiety was assuaged oy me arrival oi a
letter, filled with hope and tenderness;
but at length one came which increased
their sorrow. It bore the stamp of Algeria.
J nan announced that his regiment had
iust landed in Africa, and was immediate
ly to marcu on uie twwu u
where a number of insurgent savages bad
entrenched themselves. Some sharp fight
ing was expected, as the rebels were
known to be desperate. Under the aflect
ing intelligence the two women found
their only consolation in religion, in com
mitting their dear one to the care of God.
Every day, on her way to the town, Mar
guerite was accustomed to pause for a few
moments at the spot where she had first
met her betrothed, and where, during the
happy days of their courtship, he had
raised a rustic seat, she used to kneel be
side that simple memento and pray fer
vently; nor did she ever arise and goon
her way without feeling strengthened and
" Every evening on her return ner nrst
anestionwas: 4 Has J nan wnuen r Ana
ie old woman would silently shake her
head with a despairing gesture, which
seemed to imply : Juan will never write
to us again I
" One day as Marguerite was returning
from Bagneres she was overtaken by a
violent thunder storm. There was no
place of refuge nearer than her own cot
tage, and with her garments dripping, her
eyes nearly blinded by the driving rain,
she hastened toward it What did she
seef A blazing, lightning-stricken pile,
surrounded by a crowd af terrified villa
gers. " 4 Mother I cried Marguerite, darting
onward, 4 where are you V
" A cry of agony from within the burn
ing cottage was the reply.
44 4 Mother, courage I I'll save or die with
you r And before the astounded specta
tors could detain ner sue rusneu tnruuga
the flames. A minute, which seemed an
age of agonizing suspense, elapsed, and
Marguerite reappeared, dragging forth
her pious burden, and forming with her
own body a rampart against the flames.
Scarcely bad ane aiiowea tne oia woman
to fall into some of the arms ready to re
ceive her, when the heroic girl sank down
"When she opened her eyes," con
tinued the curate, 44 she was in an apart
ment in my house, whither I had caused
her to be carried. Gertrude and I had
watched for three days and three nights
by her bed, awaiting the moment of con
sciousness. Her first sensation was that
of torturing pain in her face. She raised
ner nana to it uiu ioib um wo du ou
veloped in bandages as. to leave only the
mouth and eyes free. A cry escaped her
lips: 4 Oh, I remember the storm the
aames l am aisngurea ior uie a it nut
44 Gertrue and I were silent It was but
too true; the devouring elements, leaving
her body, protected by her wet clothes,
untouched, had seized on her face. The
beauty of feature and delicacy of com
plexion, which had procured for her her
graceful sobriquet, were totally destroyed.
"Until tne oenaarea were rctuurcu,
which the surgeon did not as yet judge it
as prudent to do, he could not tell the ex
tent of the disfigurement but that it would
be very great was certain. Our silence,
and tne tears wnicn we coniu not repress,
acquainted the poor child with her misfor
tune. She raised her eyes to Heaven with
a touching expression of resignation. 4 It
is Thy will, my God,' she said, 4 but let
not Juan see me thus.'
44 4 Juan I repeated Gertrude. 4 we shall
soon embrace him.'
"4Is he coming r
444 In ten davs: see yourself.' She
handed a letter to Marguerite, which the
latter read with eagerness, it was writ
ten by the hand of one of his comrades,
and informed them that Juan, who had
received a severe wound at the seige of
Zaatona, was now convalescent in hos
pital, had obtained, as a reward iornis
services, a cross of honor, his discharge
and pension, and would be with them in
ten or twelve days at furthermost
"Having finished reading the letter,
Manruerite fell into profound reverie,
from wnicn neuner uenruoe s iona ca
resses nor my attempts at consolation
could arouse her. 4 Oh, sir,' she said a
last ' it is not, indeed, it is not for my own
auke that I value beauty, but how can
Juan love me when he sees me in this state?'
At that moment the surgeon entered, and,
having felt his patient's pulse, he began
silently to remove the bandages. As soon
as Marguerite felt that her wounds were
exnosed she asked for a mirror.
" 4 Not yet, my child ; not to-day,' said
the doctor. She tried to raise he hands to
feel her face. Hold her arms down.'
cried the surgeon to the old woman and
myself. We did so, involuntarily turning
away our eyes from the sight of those
wo len and mutilated ieaiures once bo
Mauguerite saw and understood our
movement 4 Is it not so, sir ?' sne said to
me calmly; 4 will it not be impossible for
him to love me ?'
44 Nine days passed on ; the wounds were
rponlarlv dressed and were now nearly
cicatrized. The tenth day was that of
J nan's exnected return : but no one ven
turedtospeakortt ariyin tne morning
Murguerite arose and prepared to go out
saying that a walk in the fresh air would
do her good. I offered to accompany her.
"No, thank you, sir." one auieii aown
and after a short, silent prayer, turned to
Gertrude, and. embracing her. said : 'Bless
your daughter, dear mother, for the last
Al ' 1 1 .a. t., A MIR '
444 What do vou mean, my child?
444 The truth. Iam going away. You
will sav rood-bve for me to him, mother.
and tell "him that it is my very lovejfor him
that forces me to fly.'
44 4 But dear one,' saidjGertrude, detain
ing her, 4 you wrong our Juan ; he has a
noble heart, and he will love you all the
totter for these noble scars when he hears
that it was in saving me from a dreadful
death you received them.'
44 4 He has a noble heart,' replied the
girl, 'and I know he would marry me and
try to make me happy ; but how could I
P ml n re his averted looks his sorrow!
No, no; I shall suffer much less in suffer
Jnat then a well-known bark was
WrL and a large white dog rushed out
of the woody path. 4 Caesar r cried Ger
trude, where is your master?
Here he iaf replied an agitated voice;
and holding one end of a cord, of which
the other was fastened to C&sar's collar, a
soldier appeared. 4 Mother, are yon here!
Where is Marguerite? Why don't you
come and embrace your poor blind wan
derer?' " Blind I exclaimed Marguerite; and
fixing her eyes on her betrothed, she saw
that his eves had been covered bv a band
age. I cannot describe the emotions of all
three ; suffice it to say, that after an in
credible number of embraces Gertrude
and her two children returned to m;
house, and we passed a delightful evening.
W i' ---' ---- - ' - "''1'.". -
Here the curate stopped, and X thought
his story ended.
W11" T mM " T ennnnoA the blind
warrior and his betrothed still in his im
agination blooming in all her youtnrui
charms were speedily united ?"
" They were," he replied; "It was I
who married them ; but I have somewhat
more to tell you or tnem. i neir conage,
tnrtK. viliiniraul nf the villagers, was soon
lJ " UMUQ -O .
rebuilt and they removed into it Their
CuCUmBtaiiceB we i mo, i
Juan supported his infirmity caused, he I
- V wlAlAti nf aa wniTaah Willi I
the utmost cheerfulness. His tenderness
U till IUR. UV UlOCAUIUMUMUl e UUUV w
for his wife seemed to increase every aay
ui trot ohe was' evidentlv not-hsopv. She
became a prey to constant melancholy,
her health and strength visibly declined.
Her old mend, tne doctor, visueu anu pro
scribed for her, but without avaiL
" 4 My art is at fault,' he said to me.
' Her body suffers, but the seat of the dis
ease is her mind. - Do you try to discover
what the aecret is which weighs on her.
or I cannot answer for her life.'
."Alas! how could I apply the consoia-
inwi rt rallarinn t B. M9A tit which the
sufferer persisted in keeping me profound
ly ignorant r unce ane seemeu uo x
point or opening ner mina, out uan
ahe waa ailent : nor
could I ever afterward induce her to speak
came very precarious, and Juan, who was
now aware of her danger, was scarcely
less anxious about her.
One evenini? when I was in the COt-
. . 4map .mvul avid havirta ay.
amined his patient, pronounced that unless
KukAvSAv. tnAt nl.AA all A
some powcnui reaavuuji iv favu u
could not long survive. How solemn were
the moments that succeeded this announce
ment I Poor Juan grasped convulsively
the hand of his wife, while large tears
streamed from beneath his bandage.
" I began to exhort her on the subject of
religion ; and when I spoke of the mercy
of her Maker she exclaimed : 4 Oh, I have
oroat need nf mercv. for mv conscience is
burdened with a heavy load. Listen,' she
continued, addressing us an, -anu ku um
whether I can hope for forgiveness.'
44 Grouped around her bed, we waited
in silent astonishment Marguerite had
raised herself into a sitting posture, ner
wasted arms, her disordered hair, her
sunken features, her hollow eyes, gleaining
with a light like that of a lamp kindled
up before it is extinguished forever, lent
an air of indescribable solemnity to the
scene. Placing her hand in ner nus-
band's she raid: 4 Juan, you remember
when we separated the promise which we
made of mntnal fidelitv ? Mv heart was
yours and yours was mine. Well, the ter
ror ot losing tnat neart causeu me to com
mit a grievous sin. I pictured you to my
self with shocked, averted looks, at the
first sight of her who was once named the
Poai-l anil In the amnv. the delirium of
the moment, I cried to Heaven : Oh, God!
either give me back my beauty or take
trom Dim nis eyesignti iiic moment me
selfish, impious prayer was uttered I bit
terly repented, and would fain have recalled
it ; but too late. Juan, the wisn was
granted, and 1 have never known since
one moment's happiness.'
" 4 What!' cried her husband, 4 and is
this the secret, Marguerite, which is kill
ing you ? '
44 4 Then live, dearest and be happy : your
prayer was not answered.'
" And tearing off the bandage which
covered his eyes, he fell on his wife's
bosom and clasped her in a long embrace.'
" It appeared that the blindness which
had fallen on Juan was only of a tempo
rary nature. Under the skillful treatment
of our mend uie surgeon, wnom ne pn
vativ rnnanited. the rjower of vision be
gan slowly but surely to return. Having,
however, heard from his grandmother, the
whole history of Marguerite's horror at
the idea of his beholding her disfigured
face, he generously determined to conceal
from ner nis cure, at least ior a ume.
Now, however, it was suddenly revealed,
n4 waa it tnn latu T The rlnrtor motioned
us airjaway from thejbed, took his patient's
nana ana ieit ner puise , & uupaui nnmo
played on his benevolent lips.
My friend, said he, turning tome,
4 the age of miracles has not ceased Mar
guerite is cured !' "
Here the good man ceased, and after a
pause, I asked: "And was Marguerite
in reality so much cusngured?
. ,, . , law
xou snail juage ior yourseu.
Wa walked nn and soon reached a neat
and pretty cottage, covered in front with
a luxuriant vine. An oia woman sat near
the doorway spinning, and placed on a
low chair by her side ayoung woman was
nursing an infant Her figure was re
markably graceful, and her face, although
certainly not handsome, was .by no means
repulsive. It was even easy to distinguish.
amid tne seams ana scars wwen marauu
it the vestige of great beauty. There was
a touching expression of extreme tender
ness shed over her features as ahe looked
on her child, which in my eyes amply
compensaiea ior uie want ui rcguuu
The curate advanced. " Good morning.
Marguerite," he said.
44 flood mom inc. sir." she answered.
looking up with a beaming smile.
How is Daoy to-aay r
A a wall aa nnaaihle. aaid tha harjDV
mnthar. knldinr un and showing her nurs
ling's rosy, dimpled cheeks.
" wen, Jaarguenie, saui am guuuuiu
man, taking the innocent little creature
in his arms and kissing its tender forehead,
"I could fancy this yourself as I remem
her wna na the dav I bDtiaed VOU. Come.
u Vnll.iT rt Punntn haa nnt lnat its
UIQ UWJ V VP"'.
Pearl it is restored in the person of our
..... . V . II
A Romantic Story.
A ronnnsponTJitirr of the Boston Jour
nal writing from Concord. N. 11 tens tne
following romantic story:
Vnv TTamnehire vesteraav. WSS in
ineui our rurai magco, uw mu".i
rm. rnnA Tt lU flmt rpTlTlioTl
- 1 fll.H. n 1 1. .tw miloa
ILKIiU VVUWiU. ' aa " UM
for many years of several generations of a
certain lamiiy. At uro ucimi i ug
table sat the venerable grandfather, now
Mutiftuina veavra nf atre. He had Come
alone, thousands of miles, from the West,
tn meet hia aescenaanis. Alter tne um-
ner. he told the story of his life. Some of
its main features we have gathered for this
The hero of the story was born tn tne
State of New York, and pasted his youth
nn a fortila farm in the vallcv of the Mo
hawk river. In the course of time he was
engaged to be married. Before tne nup
tials were celebrated he became interested
in inntlw? vnrmir ladv. who SlSO PTOVed
to be engaged, out between them there
soon sprung np a strong muiuatr, """
on the part ot coin, was careinuj m
oaiwi (Wim tv. nthi rmrrJea concerned.
The moat solemn pledges, however, had
been made oy tnem, ana uicy wun
from the idea of breaking their plighted
. T iIim avaltnH hnninir that
vuna 4. a. wui wvj r -
something might occur which would cause
tne outer parties ki ! . -
niatrunonial obligations. -At
length thev met as they supposed,
for the last time, and parted. The man
married and emigrated to tne w est, um
ih. ana nniteti in hvmeneal bond
um11 it. ahnrea nf the Oneida
M1U VU " J 1
lake. These events happened nearly fifty
veara aim. The western adventurer
mMvrf a iwwi nnsnann and kidu uiuier.
uivivua ftww TV , , '
a niMl aM a winelv-known
Will KieVf AUWV T" J
and influential citizen. Prosperity attend
ed him, and wealtb and many irienui came
. . k ftr twentv veara of married
' alia, - " J !
i;tV via arir w taken from hnn. bat
children remained. By and by several of
his children married, and one oi mem
came to New Hampshire. Years passed
on, but he had never again visited the
After repeated invitations from his rela
tives he concluded a few months ago to
spend with them, in New Hampshire, the
tf.an .nnnwiiliir featival of Thanksgiv-
intr. He reached Albany at the time of
the height ot the great flood, and travel
v.i.. nnH intMTnntMl he ataved over a
wiuK uiiiwi - r
few days, and accidentally met some old
ti - nr KSa ?i,it1. TVnTinir nne
acqniuntarwT- o - -
conversation there was casually mentioned
the name of her from whom he had many
years ago so sorrowfully parted. Eagerly
v. ..vaH if ahe were vet alive, and when
answered in the afimnative tears came to
TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2i, 1869. ' M U,n
his eyes, and he told his friends that he
mna at niim at nnt in aeaTch for her. He
was told where she was living only six
months previous, and thither he went with
all possible haste, but she was not there.
Only a month before she had rone away.
He learned the direction it was sup
posed she had taken, and again with all
possible speed he pushed forward. But
rate seemed against him, for farther and
farther away seemed to him the object of
his search. At last, after he had traveled
hundreds of miles, going by night aa well
as by day, he found the love of his youth.
The story of the woman was one of long
toil and sunenng. Aiier ten jcars ui
wmMmI life her hnsband had died of lin
gering disease, leaving her with three
One after another of these treasures
were claimed by death, until she was left
alone and friendless. In such circum
stances she was found oy onewno re
newed the pledge of his youthful affection,
ani aairui that to her haDDiness he might
devote the remainder of his life. Such
was the grandfathers story at tne nappy
TKanVonnwiiiff HinnPf. ft Till he closed bv
saying that one week from that day he
was to be married to her waohad been so
long lost, but who was at lengtn restored
R0X13CE OF A BAIL WAT CAKBIAQE.
Tt waa a r-lose and sultry afternoon to
wards the end of July, the Dover ex-
atari frnm the Tndnn
ridge terminus of the Southeastern Kail
vtT. and there was the usual bustle and
clatter attendant upon such an occur
rence. " '
Amongst the intending passengers
might be seen on the platform a stout sd-ver-haired,
cheery-looking, elderly gentle
man, whose spotless broadcloth and mas-
' a . VL ! 1 taa A?nA aS
sive gold chain wnicn wa itvi
valuable repeater), and, above all whose
conscious air of responsibility proclaimed
the man of substance. He was, in lact,
the senior partner or a wcaitny ana weu
known firm of Kentish brewers, and was
t him tn ftanrtrirh a large Sum
WaUlK m.t - o .
of money, which he had come to London
on purpose to couect. xuia pBoocu8ci "h
...i in nnaoosfl that sort of amiable in-
LJV.tl w Jui'- "
quisitiveness and restlessness which is a
not uncommon attribute of gentlemen who
have passed the Rubicon oi a certain age.
His first care was to secure a copy of the
latest edition of the lima, his next to re
cruit himself with a biscuit and a glass of
old sherry at the refreshment bar, and
t amllr nn anri down the platform.
at a somewhat brisk pace, being evidently
unwilling to sit down wiuim me umi
limits of a railway carriage until it became
a matter of positive necessity that he
should do so. .
While he thus exercised mmseii,ineeye
of the worthy old gentleman was sudden-i-
. t.- a lortrn atarinr nrinted bill
on the wall, and adjusting his gold-nmmed
spectacles, ne proceeuea to peruse it. n
Hun,rr ffftn. Tteward! The above
is hereby offered by Her Majesty's Gov
ernment to any person or pci-uuo n"
shall give such information as may lead to
the apprehension and conviction of
Charles Wintringham (otto Carlo Berto
lacci), suspected and accused of committing
divers barbarous murders, for the purpose
r ;i;nl, rnhhprv- un the various
lines of railway throughout the United
Kingdom. Tne saia unanes n .
Carlo B.) is 22 years of sge, and is short of
stature, of fair complexion, has blue eyes,
and good teeth. His hands and feet are
remarkaDiy smaii anu wcn-ounju, uuu-o
manner winning, persuasive, and eour
tana TChnrvpr will irive such informa-
.VV L4.J. II ..V d .
tion as may lead to the apprehension, will
receive tne iuii rewaru.
It was also particularly stated that C. W.
had a mole beneath his chin.
Bless me! ejaculated tne Drewer;
"what an Adonis! But, dear me, mur
dering people in railroad carriages how
remarkablv nervous I feeL to be sure.
A. guard wno iijiruCTi v uo "t-" i
scenting a probable half-crown, immedi
Uuard, i must nave a izuiugc mj
selt" "Train will be very full sir. Where
are you for, sir?" -
"Sandwich," was tne repiy.
" Change at Minster for Sandwich and
nasi aalH the e-nard. instinctively repeat
ing the well-known formula.".
Yes, yes, 1 know aouut tuat, x auumu
think, by this time," interrupted the old
...lUmin imnai.ientlv. "The ouestion
is, can I have a carriage, or not ?" said he,
producing a sovereign irom ms puuaet,
and showing it surreptitiously to the
The eyes of the official brightened up
amazingly. , ,
"Follow me sir," saidhe, "and 111 see
what can be done."
The old gentleman followed- his con
ductor, and the result was, as it usually is,
that the golden key, which unlocks every
Hnnr nnWked for the brewer the door of
the reserved first-class carriage.
" There, air," said tne guaru, muaiug mm
a 4 waavar tf All f n rifrht But I foreot ;
you must change at Ashford for Mmster,
as this is a Dover carriage.'
" Oh, I know thay 'saia tne oia gentle
man. " I know the line welL"
All right sir," said tne guaro. no
"Oh, certainly not fia "e oiaer,
Much obliged to you."
Putting his hand to his cap, the guard
The old gentleman uuumicu
and began to look through the latest do
ings on the stock exchange and in the hop
market The moment for the departure
of the train had almost arrived ; tne noise
from the engine getting up its steam was
.lroiinn late nassengers rushed
BUUU UWuui. i - a
to and fro, and bewildered porters strove
in vain to satisfy tneir aeiuanua. uuu
denly the smiling, obsequious face of the
,J at the window of the car-
riage in which the brewer sat alone in his
" Oh, 1 beg pardon, sir, said he. "I
roallv hew nardnn but COUld VOU allOW
one person in there with you ?"
u t,.;i m aniii the old gentle-
man, looking up testUy from his paper.
" What did 1 pay my aovereigu wm
" But you see, wi? said the guard, dep
recatingly, " this is a lady who
ufu Wall in that case
1 U .1J anmaarhat mollllled.
ucicbu iiiic iiiimi -
" I would not intrude upon the gentle
man against this "will," said a low, sweet
voice. " I would rather lose the train.
"Indeed, madame," saia uie urcwci,
wv;.. . iniv fare before him. 1
shall be honored, upen iu uw,
Tk. triTimnhant mard Unlocked XQ&
door, and the fair visitor, with a gracious
bow to-ner eioeny wm'uiu,
. t ..it.. iTTotant the onicial had
ah All aMlVkiii , ,
.--a . aaAnT.i mlnen douceur, doors
lammed to with a crash, the engine, re-
laaawrl f-Mtn im anfA1rM1 reBUl&IAtka CATV
1COOCUUWU1 0 Vllivavw - .
..l..:nV aawa1 (ha wMll. HaATlMl Otlt OI til Sift'
iuica iuu f,aa i" '
tion on its mission across the lovely coun
ty of Kent ' ,
Involuntarily the brewer stole a glance
. v:. hniiAti xnmnMiiaii ' She was
dressed in a costly toilet, which set off her
slight and elegant figure to great advant
age, iier leatures were bi"bi"iij m.y,
and her dark hair formed an exquisite
contrast to her blue eyes and fair complex
ion. "If I were 30 years younger," thought
the brewer, " I should wheugh r
d...h. .a., ihnu nnmlierless and
1 leaciiiaj, win
nameless civilities had been exchanged be
tween the lady and ner companion wiucu
are almost inevitable when well-bred per
sons are traveling together, they com
menced conversing together like old ac
quaintances. The gentleman appeared
much pleased and gratified with the atten
tion whiii tils mmniiiioB paid to all be
said, whilst the lady on her part threw off
the air ot timiaity ana aiixui wuitu
m f ffiMt ottt oa wall nrvOTI tlPf.
"Ills very pleasant traveling by the
TTMH'tt ivnMrirafi th brewer: "one is
nnt tniui mm Kv tha nrHinarv trains."
UU. IU1NU a V - J w
"No, it is as you say, extremely pleas
ant' said his companion. "Besides, an
accident rarely happens to the express.
" Oh, madam, pray do not speak of ac
CKients," said tne Drewer. .
"You, are nervous, then, air?" said the
" Somewhat so, I confess ; and besides
" Besides ? " she said, interrupting.
44 Well, there are other accidents besides
those which may happen to the train it
self," he added. a
"What accidents, sir?" asked the ,lady,
with an air of interest ; i '
. " Well, madam, since the affair of Muller
and Mr. Briggs " .
: " Oh, I understand," said the lady, with
a light and musical laugh ; " you are afi id
of being murdered, sir.
H'm, well "
"Oh, pray do not make excuses, sir,
said the lady ; " I can understand that per
sons may be cowardly, when"
"Cowardly, madam!" said the poor old
gentleman, somewhat disconcerted.
" Certainly," she replieO, laughing more
than ever ; " is it not so, to fear that you
are to become a second Mr. Briggs ? Such
ccurrences do not take place now."
"Not take place!" cried the brewer,
opening his eyes; "why, on that very
platform I was reading"
; - " Oh, oh ! yes, I read it myself," said the
Vnn did " aaid the old gentleman.
"Assuredly," waa the reply; "why
not?" v - .' '
"You see, then, that such things do
take place, madam."
" Well, perhaps so," she admitted ; " but
they are exceptional, sir."
" I might prove one of the exceptions,"
" So you might, sir," returned the Jady,
with a faintly ironical smile. - ' . : i
" You see, then, that there is ground for
nervousness, on the part of an old man,"
said the brewer.
" Ah that is why you were locked in this
carriage," said the lady.
" Exactly," he replied. ,
"Oh, I comprehend," she continued.
" On my part, I am not nervous at all"
" You are not ?" he cried.
- "No. Why should I be so, when I
have you to protect me?" She smiled
again ironically, and the old gentleman
The conversation then turned on differ
ent subjects. Presently, December and
May partook of a sandwich together, and,
by-and-by, the train stopped at Tun
bridge. Here a tall, military-looking, and rather
handsome man was seeking to find a place
in the tram. He must, proceed, he said,
at once, on business of great importance,
for he was already late, having come thus
far on his way to Dover by a previous
train, which had unfortunately gone with
out him whilst he had been taking a hasty
meal at the refreshment bar.
. " I must and will proceed," ne said calm
ly, but firmly, to the guard, who in vain
... . ., . ; 1 jt : .
protested tnat tne train was aireauj quite
44 The comnanv are bound to take me
on !" he cried. .
There's no room, sir," said the guard.
We will aee. Ha 1" he ejaculated, look
ing -into the carriage in which sat the
- O ... 2 TT
brewer and nis companion, -nereis room,
ne aauea; ana ne irowiieu at iuc.uiu.
" You cannot go in there, sir I" said the
latter, in great confusion.
"Not go in I wei.', we win see, saia
he ; and he coolly took a key from his
norket and unlocked the door of the car
riage, stepping briskly in.
The guard starea in amazement.
44 He has got a key f" he ejacc'Ated to
himself! "Oh, he must be a director!
Beg pardon, sir!" ''
But there was no time for explanation,
for the train was already on its way.
Tim hrewer frowned, and looked cross
at this fresh addition to the company. Not
. . . i : i . r
so tne iaay, wno at tne voice uu bijtuw ui
the new-comer had at first turned slightly
naio Rhi mprplv chiv a Daaain? glance
at him. and recommenced the perusal of
-. . . i- i
ilenry Jjanton. AS ior uie stranger, lie
settled himself down in the opposite seat
ti lini- onii tftkintr from his Docket a late
edition of the Standard became apparent
ly absorbed in tne columns.
It may here be mentioned that the brew-ot-
n,hn hail at first been seated opposite
to'his fair traveling companion, had lat-
, . i . . t L.Tnlnf? in nia
terry, ior me uuiiwoc w uiuui.mj
usual afternoon nap, changed his seat to
tha further comer of the carriage. His
first seat then, being vacant was appro
priated by tne new-comer.
On, on rushed the train, through corn
fields and hop grounds, at a steady, even
pace, which prevented its rapidity from
being felt Now some open-mouthed rus
ti atwl at a halforened gate, staring
after the smoking, puffing engine aa it tore
along ; now some covey oi u-ignveawu part
ridges rose from the edge of the embank
ment, or a startled colt galloped away
rom the vicinity of the (in its eyes) resist
less monster that appeared to be approach
ing him. And still on, steadily on, with
out oscillation or curve, sped the Dover
The military man, or at least he who
appeared to be such, waa steadily regard
ing his opposite neighbor over the top ol
his newspaper, while apparently engaged
in reading. She, unconscious of the scru
tiny, was absorbed in the fortunes of the
nnn.lTTil.licm nf her nnvel r and the old
DVUUUVl.V. mt-.w ,
brewer snored audibly in the further cor
The fnr-e nf the militarv-looking man
.nniual nornlpxitv and doubt He Was
a personage of from 50 to 60 years of age,
witn au upigu. v.t, -i
curling black hair, intermixed with gray,
and peculiarly intelligent and piercing
i..k inma milea her annearea
to be debating with himself, and occasion
aiw with an air of indecision, put his
hand into his coat-tail pocket
" The opportunity is gouu, no mutter
ed; "and yet " . . -
At last, when the train was within a
few miles of Ashford, he appeared to have
made up his mind. ,
" I will risk it" he said to nimseu ; - yes,
I will risk it" - -
Click, clickl , ...
rru. ;nanr tnan haii BnadenrV Witn-
A11C uuuwa; ' ' , - . . .
,1 v;n k.n1 frnm hia nncRet. In wnicn
it had so long been fumbling, and the old
i :i. tnifia1 atart
brewer wone up wim - ,
The fair lady of this story, with a pale but
resolute look on her face, was sitting hand
cuffed ! ' -. ' . ' . . ' '
" What what is tnis r gaspea me urcw
er. only half awake, and turning in be-
ildered amazeineu v
stranger. " Who are you, sir r -"
Inspector T , of the detecttve force,"
.u i T
was tueicp.j. .v.AM...fl.J
" And tnat iauy, ivi 6-""
man ; " what nas sue aone r
" Are you sure she is a lady ?" inquired
. . . , nM wttlt a nnipt amile.
tne wsuetwi, n " h ; . .
m wkn vmld doubt that ?" said the
V AAf, TV v -WW
" and well for you I did, for I have deaded-
lv saved your uie. - : i
44 Saved mv life !" cried the brewer, in
44 Yes," said the detective.
"But how inquired the brewer.
"Look at that lady, as you call her,
said the officer. " Did you ever see any
one use net i .....
"I?" stammered the, old gentleman.
"Oh, never." .
" Or read of anyone like her," contm
ued the inspector. .
. ' ,, tha rthr
" You have not read those handbills all
down the line, then ?" said inspector
.i .iri v jk;ii." innmrM the brewer
rf UaV mtauiiuiB 4 ...
" Why, concerning the recent murders
in railway carnages. .
"Yes, I have read them," he replied,
u t Mannnt ipa hnw that concerns this
iouuvt uvv w
Even the prisoner smiled at such obtuse-
a t i tv. aalil thi Inartector. remOT
-1XXJB, men, - m , ... .
ing the pinner;, bonnet and I with it a
mass 01 aara unuu - u rw. .
u 1 . .nri imiden head. "Does a
BUUflCU m t- J B
1 - 1 . L.ut In nnyn VAI1 ItOW?
Ilgnt urwa ul" J . ,
1 ir . w-tt 11 vwi the Tvnor nrevier
growing deadly pale. ; So that this lady
"Char -B- Mo
Bertolacci," said the detective.
u n-wwi hoavena ! " exclaimed the old
44 You see, then, the danger you have es
caped," continued tne omcer. nra eie
" Ah, ah ! " said the brewer, shuddering.
u 1 low can I ever repay you ? " w
41 Oh, I have only done my duty, re-
1.1. - : i,.- -Xhla vnnne-rascal
tuilieu me iiiBjn.. j ---o
(who could ever suppose such a face could
cover the heart of a demon?) was doubt
less about to escape to the continent"
A slight contraction of the prisoner's
face told the detective that he had sur
" Which," continued the inspector, ".but
for an accident, he would have done."
The criminal elevated his eyebrows; the
old man looked inquiringly , at the detecr
tive. M r f ' 1 f !
" Yes," continued the latter, 44 1 say, but
for an accident ; for, in fact, I suspected his
design, and had taken the first train for
Dover. By a misapprehension of the
time, on my part, I was. left behind at Tun
bridge, while taking some lefreshment
So that it is a mere chance I encountered
my prisoner in this train."
The young man ground his teeth in des
peration. " But how did you know him?" asked
the brewer. "
" Ah ! you think it was impossible to de
tect him in that disguise ," said the officer.
44 Well, I will admit he makes as pretty a
girl as I ever saw in my life. I will tell
how I detected him. In the first place, I
was struck by bis sweet low voice, too
deep for a woman, in my opinion."
- An i saia tne brewer..
-Then I observed other little things."
continued the other ; "I have had long ex
nerience in such matters. VOU know, sir.'
And at last " ?.. -.
" Yes, yes, at last ?" Interrupted the
" Well, he untied his bonnet-strings, on
account of the heat d1 I saw "
" Well, well ?" again interrupted the old
The inspector pointed sigmucantiy to tne
"Ah!" said the old gentleman, again
turning pale ; "the mole ?"
" Precisely so. You have hit ifv aaid
tli. inanwitnr Tint here we are "
. The train had stODned at Ashford. Here I
tha anaruvtir tpmnved' hia ' nrfBonei. In I
await a return 10 ix)iiuini. -
A a for the worthv old brewer, after alid-
int a f!i nnte intn the detective's hand, he
changed his carriage to proceed to Min
ster, ieeung nimseu quite a iieru ui ro
mance. Ah ah f he tnntteren1- pnarmnsiTur him
self in a carriage which he took care this
time snouid be iuii ;oi peopie wnat a
tale I shall have to tell Margaret to
night I" -
Let us hope that he reached home safely-
Farmers' Head Work
How often do we hear persons give as
a reason for making a mistake that " they 1
did not think ? " It is by no means an un
common thing to find two farmers, haying
the same amount of work to do, with the
same amount of help, and yet one is al
ways hurried, while with the other every
thing goes on , like clock-work. H you
will tab- the tannhlA tn examine into the
matter you will find that the latter works
with his head as well as witn nis nanas.
He lays out his work in advance, and does
tint wnrV tn a Hisiulvantajn. : he dnea not
rush at a job without first thinking of or
. .. . . . . . , . . i .
nnding out tne best ana quicaest moae oi
doincit Another great advantage to be
derived from head-work -is that it will
teach a man the true meaning of the word
economy. Many farmers "economize" la
a way which is anything but economy.
How often do we find farmers who for
economy's sake 44 cannot afford, to lime,"
yet these same men must and will admit
that the application of lime will greatly
increase their crops.
Let us apply nead-work to tnis. and see
what such economy is. Almost anyone
will admit that a coat of lime applied to a
field which has had none for ten or fifteen
years, wiu increase tne yieia to an amount
ul increase the yield to an amount
equivalent to two busneis oi wneat per j
;n ntinn- tvia u i.l
WIC, aua, wiu wuiuiuv wu. an? via ai j
crease for nve years at least, or ten uusn-i
els, worm, say, f io. a coat oi iony ousn
els per acre will cost (cost of putting on
included) about twenty cents per bushel,
or 8 per acre. By applying these two
calculations to each other, we will see
that tt. hma ia titoarlv ttnrA naM fnr hv
the increased yield of the first five years,
. , - ... , - r
lO say notnmg oi tne alter tncreaae, ior
its artinn will extend be von d five veara.
Therefore, to cease liming is not economy
a i a n - TVS A.1
Dy a great aeai. some wui continue to
use a worn-out plowshare, and, instead of
irottlTiiT a thirn nne will raise the clevis
and thus run the plow upon its point, add
ing at least one-iounn to tne urawgiu tn tn
team, and plowing up the grond in a
manner which will ahartea the crop to aa
amount' which would buy ten or fifteen
share Such men will mostly plead want
nf tinva aa an thim fnr not doiaa mtiT
things which should have been done; yet
suca are tne men wno sweii ui cruwu
public sales and such places. We wOl
find such men running their plows against
the same " tight stones" year after year,
or plowing round the same stumps because
thev have not time to remove them; but
they never seem to think that the time
spent in getting over OMtracuons ana in
replacing oroxen piowsnares wtnuu ue
sufficient to remove them several timet.
We should remember tnat to practice
economy we must not save a dollar and
therebv lose ten. or. in other word, adopt
the old adage of " penny wise and pound
foolish." We may look where we will, in
any kind of trade, and we will always find
that the man who practices head-work al
ways has the inside track in the race of
life, while your " economist " ia often left
behind by those who understand true econ
omy. Uermantoicn ieugrcqn ,
A iroRT extraordinarv occurrence ia re
ported from Lithuania. A wolf, which, to
all inTwaruiKiL was mad. has caused a
terrible havoc in a number of villages of
T T 1 4a w nrtt a V a a av. Un.
ItUKHBU allUltUUllBV A lO ft IIMM Bv
evening, the terrible animal left the forest
ani ntoTtrl Ann a Its' tha Alhpr. firMir Vil-
auu iiarai) vuv - m.. " , .
lages, killed three persons, wounded thirty
one men and women, twenty-three chil-
. ... . ... i I J an
dren, and eitner aiuea or wounueu mtj-
. ' . . ... , , T
four neaa oi came aii in one niut.
These statements would appear incredible
unless they were sustained by undeniable
njfon. The nnlv eznlanation that can
be given for the large number of victims
Is tnat jne won, anven oy Danger um
madness, entered the houses and attacked
the inhabitants with unexampled fury.
and broke into the stables, where the de
fenceless horses and cows fell an easy prey
tn Viia aaaanlta The wnnnded ncrsona
fifty-four in number were transported to
the school-building, ana were iaen care
of by the physicians of the district Some
of them were terribly mutilated, while
man nf them were onlv slirhtlv wounded.
But there was one great danger, dwiw ui
the horses, bitten by the wolf, showed
nrmntnnia nf hvdrnnhnbia. and were
killed. The probability was, therefore.
that all the wounded would ultimately die
of the same terrible disease.
Ir is reported in Cleveland that a little
German girl was buried at Brooklyn, sev
eral weeks ago, after apparent dear.h from
i.k-.iaw .nHT tv,t nine hours alter her
burial her mother, fancying ahe beard. a
ntaa in the rfeTC tlt a.' SSadtf. dug IP
thannffln and fannd heT child waimas'lf
alive, and Iving upon her side, when,
taking her home, she called a physician,
but it was too late ior resuscitauou.
Thb Sural New- Yorker says there Is a
method sometimes adopted with good suc
cess to make cheese which is dry and
hard, from over salting, mellow and pal
atable. This method is to wash the
cheese several times in soft water and then
lay it in a cloth moistened with wine or
Tn moon's path in the heavens is not
a circle, but a continuous spiral, that does
not return into itself until after a very
longtime. Inconsequence of its. spiral
movements along the face of the heavens,
the moon hides in succession every point in
a belt of sky that stretches to five degrees
eight minutes and forty-eight seconds on
either side of the elliptic, and it takes
eighteen and a hajf years to do this.
Experiments made by an'English chem
1st, some years ago, show how much food
of different kinds it takes to make a pound
of flesh. According to his conclusions it
requires, of milk, 25 lbs ; turnips, 100; po
tatoes, 50; carrot, 60; oatmeal,. 9 ; barley
meal, 7; peas, 3; beas, 3.
Seventeen men applied for the office
of public executioner at Berlin, whea
that position waa recently vacant
y0L.XV. - O;l9.
'At Springfield, Masai, persons dying of
-11 VimmiuI a ni .
If r t lj auTO vhikw a uiiiv
' Iba Lews has had her history printed
in a namnhlet of aixtv-aix pages.
. M -
A bootblack stand in a New York ho-
. a a II J -
tei is wonn seven aoiiars a uay.
" In forty-one regiments, of the Russian
amy every private cu read and writ.
Thb Baptists of Illinois have 4,000
teachers and 50,000 scholars in their Bun-
dav schools. .
Thk Havana papers predict that brown
sugar will ue wurtn turty centa per puuuu
befora another year.
-Aw Eastern editor tella hia diaannointed
contributors: " If we want stupid articles
we can write tnem ourseu. .
Fom bachelors at Westford, Yt, have
bought a church pew together, the one
first married to become sole owner.
A womajt is captain of a canal boat run
ning into Cincinnati, and transacts busi
ness, says the Mrupttrer, as well as a man.
Thk Jewa have three hundred syna
gogues .in this country, thirty-nine of
which are in New York and Brooklyn.
' VvmxVnn aimrdll liaaa ntmAm av mlm
for aa unfortunate young man deprived of
that ornament taking tne matenat lruia
8mAif9Ena cannot dwell in Barcelona,
Spain, without previously purchasing a
permit to do so from the civil Governor.
K3SXDXXT, of McKeesport Paw fell
face downward intoa mudhole, while drunk
the other day, and was smothered to
A BLACKBToinc, Massachusetts, milkman,
afolr with the amall.nnr. called oh aeveatv-
five families in hit rounds before he knew
it . - :
vtrn V T tViA Vnlon Trf1nnarf1 nnt nf the
Massachusetts Penitentiary for innc-canee,
are eoing to sue the State for wages for
the four years of their incarceration.
The Congregational churches of Maav
sachusetta have entered a solemn protest
against the increasing profanation of the
Lord's day by railroad and steamboat com
panies, , -
Okkooh was so mQd tha last week in
November that the strawberries and peas
were ripening; blackberries in bloom, oak
buds bursting, into leaf, and fresh pork
Ah enterprising church in Boston is to
have a "reporters' pew," fitted up with
every convenience fortheuMonewspaper
representatives when they visit the church
on business or otherwise.
A wmncss in a Richmond (Y a.) court
the other day, told the Judge to " hueh hia
mouth, as he couldnt talk to two men at
once." He had an opportunity to reflect
upon his rudeness in jaiL
In India the elephant is made service
able before a gigantic plow. The im
plement is guided by two men and turut
up a huge ridge and forms a furrow three
feet deep by four and a half feet wide at
the top. ,
BiaHOnTHO-fPsoir tella the Methodists
that unless the members subscribe this
year 25 per cent over the turn subscribed
last year f 650,000 it will be impossible
for the missionaries to maintain the ground
Thk Episcopal Church has in this coun
try: Bishops, 47; priests and deacons,
2,637 ; parishes, 2,472 ; baptisms during
the past year, 35,702; confirmations, 21,
958 ;' communicants, 194,002 ; Sunday
school scholars, 194046 ; contributions,
A few weeks since a missionary preach
ed in Cheyenne on the street, with a dry
a- - r--r ,DVhnr became
roods box ior a puipit. me cuotr
-P" ? "-eev. " i,V .V- VvT,
frightened and ran away with the choir.
Material prosperity is not generally
thought to be provocative of suicide,but the
wife of a London coke merchant, who had
drowned himself, testified that "he had
been much depressed of late on account
of the great increase of his business."
A poor woman in Worcester, Maaa.,
who for twenty weary years had waited
to hear from her husband, baa just re
ceived a letter from him, saying that he
has amassed a fortune in California, and is
waiting for her to enjoy its advantagea
A lighted clay pipe filled with powder,
but with a light covering of tobacco, was
put to the ce or a nine uoy bum mM-rm-naugh,
by another boy, at Indiaatapeha,
a few days since, when it exploded, &
the little ffeDow's eye was put out
A Cawadia Postmaster had keg of
damaged powder, aad on night thought
he would see if it was good for anything,
by throwing a lump into the ire. The
lump jumped back into the keg, and the
building waa without a roof ia a very
A totjsq man who was recently killed
in Webster, Mass., had received, a few
days before, a letter from a lady in Maine,
to whom he was engaged to be married,
in which ahe aaid that she felt something
was about to happen to him, aad that she
did not believe he would ever come home
Thb house of the editor of the Talla
hassee Fleridia was blown up tha other
day. Ia preparing for a. hunting expedi
tion, he provided a three-pound can of
powder, which a little negro hoy thought
was something to eat, and put on the store
to warm. The boy waa kiOed. -The other
inmates escaped unnurt. ... i.
A Tonus lady of Dubuque, lowa, nas
been imprisoned as insane in the State
Lunatic Asylum for fourteen months, ac-
K..T.II.. Ththnnna BATald. bacaTiM
ahe was unwilling to accept a lover whom
her parents preacriDea on scwum w m
mnnoaed money, and left home for refuge
A stage robber, recently arrestee in
California, has made a confession reveal-
t .k. fa.t that there ia an organized
band, with code of laws, grips, signs and
passwords, operating mm -iona,
and into Nevada. The band wa
originally organized at Portland, Oregon,
and has for months pursued a career of
robbery and muraer.
Thb New York Evening rom amy. :
Vr Richardson left no win. tie waa
worth about seventy-five thousand dollars.
U is interest in the Tribune mlcme was
valued at forty thousand doLlara." Tha
New York Commercial Adnertxeer says:
"Mr. and Mrs. jjcrariana were mimw
by Theodore Parker. All of the witnesses
to the cere money are now living."
Thbbb is an amusing paragraph la Treas
urer Spinner's report He does sot like
the law which compels him. In all cases,
to write hia frank He says: "A fac-aunile
of my official signature seems sttU to an
swer very well on a thousand dollar green
back note, but under this law, it ia not
good to a certificate that serves the affix
ing of a three cent tamp."
ainr- Mr. Gideons and a
... nnntinsMn Hernando Coun-
BUU weo B - , , ,
tv. Pla. Mr. Gideon discovered a pair of
eves. He ordered his son to now ue aog
while he went In the direction of the
sparkling orb. The eyes, however, dis
appeared, and, after searching for them
for aotue time Mr. Gideon started to re
turn to hia son. On his wav he discovered
another iair of eves, which he took lor
the eyes of a deer. He fired, and In i
n..nt -..nnvered that he had shot his
OWB BUU Utrovu. ... a. .
T .! nnmhavr nf whltA Officer aUd
a aa iu a,.. - . . . .
soldiers, known and unknown, buriedtn
the National Cemeteries is nearly 500,000.
The number of negro soldiers nearly NV
000, two-third of whom are not known by
name. The expense attending the banal
r,r thai, hndiea and the
or reuuwmn" - - . - -
i nnt in imnrovenatnt Of the SO
TVi. haa reached tlOOO.
L jt in nt 2 QOo.000 more to
VW.1UU1I wua -t .
; tha work and keep tnem la
i. The vearrv expenses of these
ul"-l" l.a arill he about 1 100. (XXL
Thb statute law of Virginia declare
that "no marriage soiemnizea rry any per
aon professing to be authorized to solem-
la h TOid, nor shall the validity fLhereof
", 4V a At
be ia fcfiT wT eciea,. on iwouiii vi maj
V Ia t. , a ataa i i a. ka
-i-.A 4t afl ir vMDaArta WvfhL
and be eoDamnrnated with a full belief oa
tha nart of the persona so mameo, or
either of them, that they have been law
tullyjoined ia rnarriage.
T- 5vy Depart amenta . ''
Tn Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Robe
son, reports that on the tth of March, lSCT.
tha Navy of tha United States consist J
of 203 vessels of all elaases and conditions.
These measured 183,443 tans, and calcu
lated to carry 1.3S6 guns; 151 of these;
vessvi were wooden ; fii iron clad or
monitors; 89 of the wooden ship were;
sails; 53 steamers with aaiu, and 44 steam
ers without sails. The iron-clad are
steamers exclusively. Three vessel, have)
been sold abroad, and 33 ordered home for
repair. The vessels not ia cornmissiaa
were 48 iroa-clada; 83 condemned and or
dered to be sold, and 38 which never haw
been in commission ; and 66 laid up as un
fit for nas. ...
There are five naval stations over which
this small force is distributed ; these sta
tions include all the waters of the globe ;
of the 43 vessel doing the active on all
these stations onlyl8 were in condition
for real service. The use of steamers as
cruisers is discouraged as Inefficient and
expensive, and aa affording no school for
teamen. The monitors were all out of or
der and unfit for service, and many of
them are so bow.
Ia the time which has elapsed since)
March, the government haa been engaged
in putting this navy into condition for ac
tive service. Sail power baa been added
to all the steamers put in cemmiwion. thu
enabling them to cruise, and avoiding the
expensive use of coal Eighty vessel have,
been more or leas repaired.
Tha Secretary discusses the great Im
portance of an efficient navy cruising in
all parts of the world, and urges the build
ing of sea going iron-dads, suitable to
nmiaj, nn fhreira stations: tha number of
these new Teasel not to be less than ten ;
He ad viae, also, for aome aetense, an ad
dition to the ordnance of the monitors,
and the adoption of the sub-marine tor-
. He favors the building of ocean steam
era, capable of being converted into ve-
ul. ...ot. .w.pii nnn na thn aiY nr
cia vi wm uijii i"- S ' J
subsidies from the National Treasury; and
he advises the regular improvement of all
tha aavr Tarda, and aa increase of their
UC valia mkjiuuh n .utt un,, uiai ui.
supply of seamen for the navy ia gradually
dying oat, there being no provision mat e
for attaching men to the service. He ad
viaes also that every seaman in the United.
Bute be registered, so that in case of war
be may be called upon to serve ia the
navy. He recommends that the minimum
number of men in the navy be increased
tn 19 ftftft fnateaH nf 8 Ofti aa DOW. ITltL
WVT aVVV aaawvwn 9.
urges that the question of relative rank, .
. . . . 1 .... 1
OS UCtCnUlIieVl y, U. , UIU uma HHi an-
rnnirinir retired officers to be promoted
by seniority be changed.
rt. aaannn anil mnutiii tha names of
2,054 parsons, receiving annually $391,000.
The expenditures of the navy during
the year were $20,08583. The appro-
propriations for the present year are xio,--000,000.
The eetimatea for the year end
ing June 80, 1871, are 23J805,67L . ,
Seport of the Secretary ol the Interior
Thb report of the Secretary of the In
terior states that the amount of public
lands sold during the year waa 7,to,iaA.
acres, about l,000,oou greater man u
ntarWii mr. The number of acres en
tered under the homestead law, which is
included in the above, exceeds tnat or las
vear bv 400.000. The cash receipt were
nearly .OW. , , A
There were ia,m pension nu
ing tha year, the fee being $213,928 in
anaa nf -rrwTirti tnrea rASt vear vuw
expenditure exceeded the receipt. An
.... i i i itK. tw ton t nr.
appropnauon IB aoacu u f"- ---
fice for the next fiscal year of $564,420.
fv;.m mlllinni will he reauired for the
pension service during the fiscal year.
" . .v. ....mKl.ira nf
Tne oecreiary nrjw me ""8" -
t.l... nnnn laiXMV rMaarTBtlOnS. WheTO
their numbers will be more aggregated.
and where tne more civmaeu ui mcu.
will influence the other in striving to
- in tha art a nf neace. and earnest
ly recommend an appropriation to ena
ble the tribe in tne xnumu. i"'j
proper to form a general organization,
i.t n thn jImenta of a TerTltO-
W1U alVH v am
rial government He believa they will be
6 . j; :.k th tnti-latre nf -
preparea to aiBpeuoe m- - , -Lreta
if thev may hare a delegate in tho
House of Representatives tospeakfor themg
The Indians north of the Platte river are
yet unprepared for a similar organiza
i" v... thn time can not be far distant
when two or three principal Indian ter-
rttnriea mT D rODer IV emurace avu uw
tribes east of the Rocky mountains. The
same policy of concentration will apply
to the country west of the Rocky moun
tains. . A..v ,
The Secretary approves oi w
the Peace Commission, and tne poucy
now pursued by T4ieinaian agent
tt-a niarlmr the education of
freedmender charge of a Commissioner.
He recommends me erection u m
proof bunding. for
rajent in favor tjf cif'lTervice reform.
Beport rOe Postmaster General.
TSrai Pnatrrraatar fleTvaTal'l report ShOWS
thai the ordinary revenue! of the depart
tent for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1868, were $18,844510, and the expendi
turea ttS.M8.131. ...
If r. Creswell holds that the deficiency
is due to three causes, namely: The de
preciation of paper currency, unpaid
postage oa printed matter, aad the rank
ing privilege. The first he regards as
temporary erQ, which cannot now be rem
edied ; the second can be regulated by a
stringent law, the passage of which he
reromnMnds, and the third should be
abolished. By these means, he believes
the department can be made self-support
The practical operations of the depart
ment daring the year were satisfactory.
Its business mereased materially, proving
a more extensive correspondence, super
Induced, tobtless, by greater efficiency
in the transmission and dehvery of mails.
A careful revision and readjustment of
the pay oa railroad routes art recommend-
11. Creswell urges the necessity of
tone legislation to encourage the estab
lishment of an American line of trans-Atlantic
On June 80 there were 27,108 postofflces
ia operation. '
Mr. Crearweu recommenua me
of numerous measure calculated to in
crease the efficiency oi me uepKuura-
EnglUh Pasacsgtr Coaches.
The blectionable features of the
aa l- t- 1 :i 1 .aaanMP ear. BUtl
Anglian. nuuu y"0"". . .
which travelers have to long protested
against are likely snoruy """s"
JTcnUre remoelli.g. It has been
j i tt.. k hnildmg lighter
ear ad engines, and some changemade
in :V4t mecnanicai Biijisr"Jt"- - -wheaa.
a very large reduction to the run
ning expenses can be secured. ni"
haa operated upon the shareholders, and
naa epeimteu . . ..rr,, lines
is canaing tne uirevwis". -.
.v. .t- Their desire ia
iO 1UUT. ja fcuu uiaaw..
this respect to rimply toatter of dollar.
and cents, and ooeanot r
large amount or puouc grautuue, '"""
".r..i a-reater comfort
travewrawiu ti"i"-- a ,
in being saved the bumping and Jolting
that distinguisa tne carnas "
A chief uU is the want of proper-u-pervision
while traveling. Th conductor
nnot enter the carmge whilej mouoL
There are no means oi 111
I Mother. Every JSSl
ae entranc-j. "int. it i, neIt
in eitner oi tne vwy . , .
S topossible to attract attention, and rob
rjmnrder tshes placehia a few
inches of scores oi peopie, wuu, -thev
were aware of ft have no means of
.rinir aTdnta m. train reaches a
the cars snouia do r :
. .;tt,r through them or
a UCtOr can ymmm - . .
along a platform outside while on the way
Z!uke the American or continental plan-
o that he could have constan. -P"-akT
Demanda are also made for a better
.Sum ofntilaUon, and also that the
SrTahould be heated, and other lmprove
ntwulntroduced for the better safety and
comfort of passengers.
W should suppose common sense would
have induced the railroad authorities long
ago to adopt these reasonable public re-;
qdrementa, as they would not only give
incressedcraafort to Pn?"',b' ' il
want of them deters thousands of people
frora travelling by sheer terror, hu.
materially affecting the earnings of the
"The realization of this toVrJ?
by ths raJkoad authoriUea, tceth itj
to bear through "r'JnXi z rail-
rn aawciatsd printer of San rraa-c
eJTnaSSrf iBeTrpapered TH
Jtwm mU SUV.