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HT EHKT 1URTE. Recently vrith Samuel Johnson this occasion I imirovi'l. Whereby certain gents of utlluence, I heur. were grcutly innveil : Uut nt all i( Johnson's folly, nlthoujjh multi plied hy iine, Coull compare with Milon l'crkin, lite an owner in White l'ine. JohnoiH lolly to le candid was u wild desire to trtvit Kvery rule white citizen ho met upon the ftrcct ; And thern leing feveral thousand' but this ml- ject why j uitue t 'Ti with l'crkm?. and not Johnson, that to-day we have to do. No wild r-roiuiscuoui treating, not the wine cup's ruby How, Dut the fi m ile of his Kpecies, brought the noble l'erlvins low : 'Twa.uwiM poetic fervor and excess of senti ment That lclt the nvble Perkins in a week without a Ci nt. "Milter. PcrUin.-:," paid the tircn, "not thy we.tlth do I admire, llut the intellect that Hashes from those eyes of opal tire : And iiieihinks the name thou bearest surely can not be mi. placed. And. eir.brnco me, Mister Perkins !" Milton l'cr kin her embraced. Jut 1 Riieve to state that even then, as .she was wiping dry The tears of siiisibility in Milton Perkins' eye She priced li i5 diamond bosum-dn, and that her wipe ol lace t li J seem to have of chloroform a mwt suspicious trace. Knoutfh that Milton Perkins later in the night wi.s found With his head in nn ash-barrel, and his feet mon thcRround: And he murmured "Seraphina," and he kissed his hand, and smiled On a party who went through him, like an unre sisting child. MORAL. 4'ow one rood word to lYtfonippers. ero tnis sub ject 1 rcsitrn, In this tule f Milton Perkinslate un owner in White Pine You shall sco that men and women are deceitful, jut the name : And thu tear of sensibility has waited many a claim. Fin's lii Season St j Irs and the Prices. The fashion column of Harper's Ba zar gives this information concern ing the. .styles ami juices of furs this season : Boas of fur are the fashionable choice this sewon, notwithstanding collars are far more comfortable. These boas vary in length from a mere nrck-tic to those two yards' long ; a yard and a half or three ,quai tors is the favorite length. When made of fur having long lleece the boa is round ; the shorter furs, such as mink and seal-shin, are usually tlat boas. Mulls are small and round, and the handsomest are furnished with thick faille ribbon, in preference to tas sels of passementerie or fur. The novelty this winter is sets of sil ver or blaek fox. These are very rare, and are as costly as Russian sable. The long fur is light grey, with occasionally a longer hair tipped with silver. It is as soft and downy as marabout feathers, and almost as perishable. A small muff of it co-ts l!50. This fur is now prized above any other for trimming velvet cloaks. A border of fox fur half an inch wide on the leather side, mak ing a trimming nearly three inches wide, us the lleece is long, costs from 10 to '2 a yard. Tho black marten fur, sometimes railed Alaska sable, is still considered j exceedingly stylish. A s-et of it of ex cellent quality, consisting of long round j boa and small mull', may be had for : some handsomest specimens cost :')) or 10. This is the. jtopular and in expensive fur trimming for cloth, cash mere, silk, and velvet. In selecting this trimming readers are advised to buy that costing or 4 a yard, instead of low-priced qualities, made worthless by dyes, or so badly tlrosscd that the odor of the animal is discovered when the fur is worn in a warm room. A singb narrow fur border, showing only two or three inches on the right side, is moi stylish than a broader one or a double, ro.v of fur. There is nothing new to relate of sa llies. Mink, though not so universally worn as formerly, is still a most desira ble fur. Medium sets of dark mink of good quality cost from 00 to $S0, ac cording to length of boa ; choicest dark mink sets are $120. Coarse light mink is sold very low. livening sets of ermine are small round muffs and very long boas, often more than two yards in length, wound around the neck. Fine sets cost from 845 to $55, according to tho length of the boa. Very line chinchilla sets are also worn on dressy occasions price, S50. A boa and u.uH'of fur seal make an inexpensive and serviceable set that will be worn by young ladies and misses. Tho ho t costs from $5 to $25, the mil IV from $12 to $20. Fur saeques, the most comfortable of all cloaks, are short this year, measur ing from twenty-four to twenty-iix inches, and are made quite loose below, or slashed to give room for a boull'ant tournure. The newest hav bell-shaped sleeves (half-Mowing), but the clove coat sleeves is generally preferred. The sacque most in favor is of velvet-like fur seal, not in its natural wood-brown color, but that dyed a dark maroon .-hade. These are often bordered with other furs ; but plain untrimmed saeques, handsomely lilted, are in best taste. Seventy-five dollars is the lowe:t price tor a sacque of good round seal skin, and this will not be of finest qua lity : handsomer qualities cost from $100 to$150. The various curly furs called Astiakhan are still worn in saeques. The reader is warned against buying these at very low juices, as those sold for $25 or $30 are apt to be of unsound leather that will not last a single win tor. U better economy to pay a re" liable furrier $40 for an Astrakhan sacquu that he will warrant to be of good, sound skins, though not of fine quality ; $75 buy. a handsome curled fur sacque, and many cost as high as $150 or $200. Sets of these black furs are usually preferred for d?ep mourning. For children there are sets of snuirrel lock, made of the sides of the .Siberian squirrel. The tiny mull and boa cost from $5 to $7. Jacques of white cony are shown for children from 3 to 12 years, and are also made for infanta ; theso cost from $13 to $20. Fur turbans for gentlemen have higher round crowns than those former ly worn. Made of seal, the fashionable fur for gentlemen, they cost from $12 to 15 Astrakhan turbans arc $G. The c'nol!l:in f.icinc on the collar and cuffs of a gentleman's overcoat cost from $150 Srriage robes of white Arctic fox fur are still the choice for ladies' use ; they cost from $100 to $125. The Pel lis of Hear limiting on the .Missouri. From the Khuhu City (Mo.) Tlun s. Nov. !.. The hilly country of Cole and Osage counties of this State has at one time been a favorite resort for game, and particularly for bears, and a few bears anil a number of deer yet remain in the rocky, biuh-covered hills. A few days ago, according to a correspondent of the Pittsburgh Jttyuster, a man named Wm. Hamilton, residing near the Mis souri Pacific, took his rille in the morn ing and went into the. timber about a mile oil', to shoot squirrels. Not return ing in tho evening, his family became somewhat alarmed, as it was known bears had been recently seen in the neighborhood. Nothing being heard of him all night, several neighbors the next morning went in search of him. About o'clock in the evening they found him uj a leaning tree, thirty feet from the ground, fast and unable to extricate himself. After some trouble he was gotten down, it was seen that one foot and ankle were badly torn and bleeding. lie said that about o'clock the previous day he came across a large black bear, and shot at him, but missed j him, when the bear made for him with all his might. He ran, and finding the bear gaining on him, threw away his ritle and partly climbed and partly ran up a leaning scycamore tree, with the bear following right at his heels. The top of this tree had been broken oll'and was hollow, in which hole he thrust one of his legs, to keep himself from falling, but ho soJn lounil that his leg was last when he tried to extricate himself, and he could not draw it out. The bear, in the meantime, had torn the boot oil" the foot on the outside, and was gnawing and eating the flesh from the loot and ankle. Mr. Hamilton took his pocket knife out and cut at his eye?, but with onosweep of his jaw the bear struck the knife from his hand, with a part of two of his fingers. He could now see no help, and gave up to die, expecting to be eaten up alive by the beast. But soon a happy thought struck him. That morning he had jut some salt in his pocket to salt some cattle he h id run ning in the timber, which, providen tially he had not found. Of this he took a smab handful and sjrinkled in the bears eyes. It had the desired ell'ect. He shook his head, growled and went down. He toon, however, returned, when a little more salt drove him away the second time, when, to Mr. Hamil ton's inexpressible delight, he now saw him trotting off into the forest. That night Mr. Hamilton's sufferings were beyond expression, both in body and mind, with one leg fast in the !"! :: the top of the tree, the otuer V.i.i.riig out, torn and bleeding, and ex e...,igly painful, and he not knowing what mo ment the bear would return and finish up his work. He now truly ascribes the preservation of his life to the salt he had ir his poc ket, and advises every body before they go hunting in Osage county to till at least one packet with salt. Agriculture in f!-v;M. A paper was recently read before the Ayrshire (Scotl.md) Farmers' dub, on the condition of agriculture in Egypt, from which we glean some interesting facts. Although the methods of agri culture are yet primitive, the tenure ol land- uncertain, and a system of forced labor obtaining to a considerable extent, Egypt produces considerable crops of grain, cotton, sugar, corn, and clover. Thousands of tons of sugar are yearly exported from Alexandria; wlwl: it is stated that tho cereals and clover ritmn erojis as heavy as those of Scotland, even under what is called in that coun try high farming. As is well known, this great fertility is promoted by the rich deposits of the Nile in its actual overflows. The water of this stream is brownish in color, and leaves a sediment on the land in the shape of a crust, which prevents evapo ration anil consequent drought. When it is necessary to overflow lands on a higher than ordinary level, or still further to enrich them, three, modes of raising the water is practiced. The first is by manual labor, the second by animal labor, and the third by steam power. A very common mode of manual labor is to use a leathern basin slung from a olc, which is mounted on pivots and balanced by a large stone as a coun terpoise at the other end. Tho basin end is depressed by the laborer until it dip into the water below; on being freed it is raised by the counterpoise until the leathern basin comes to the level. The animal labor is sometimes done by donkeys, but generally by oxen, in connection with pumps. The apparatus consists of a wheel turning on a horizontal axis and carrying an endless rope, upon which are placed earthern pots or jars. As the wheel is turned the pots and jars are carried round and fill themselves with water at the bottom, and empty themselves at the top.' Steam power is used in con nection with hydraulic pump". In the system of rotation of crops, cotton planted in March is cleared from the ground in November ; clover follows and matures in February; wheat, beans, or barley aie then sown, and reaped in May or June; Indian, corn follows, and is reaped in September. Sometimes two crops of clover can be raised uj to February, when cotton may follow in rotation. The land is only stirred by a wooden implement somewhat similar to a ilow, but without mold-board. Reaping is done by pulling, or cutting with small hooks; carrying is all done on the backs of camels or donkeys ; thrashing, by tho treading of oxen ; winnowing, by casting the grain into the air to be cleansed of chaff by the wind. Chicago has lost 122 miles of side walks, valued at about $1,000,000. This walk, the Tribune says, would have reached from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi. No on has calculated how high tire mountain would bo th. t would equal the amount of the difference in grade that were to be found in these 122 miles. The Detroit Tribune says : " Kalama zoo is agitated over the near approach of a panorama of the Chicago fire. Many of tho inhabitants are flceingto neighboring towns." Foreign Notes. Since the introduction of the gallows in Japan, hanging has become the pop ular amusement there. The Mikado of Japan is said to be throwing oil' his cxolusiveness and ap pearing quite freely in public. The Kmperor of Germany has refused to extend the period of tolerance of rouge et noirat Baden B:i len. An American husband in Paris re cently gave his wife his Iat $5,000 to spend in the shops, and then shot him self through the head. Hekmx has on an average only one divorce to every eighty-one and a half marriages. The divorce in question doubtless arises from the half marriage. The Emperor "William has presented two of the captured French guns to Field Marshal Count Moltke, to be placed in front of the country teat, Crci san, in Silesia. A project for uniting the Black and Caspian Seas by a canal, according to the plan of Cajit. Blum, is engaging the attention of the Husian Government. The cost is estimated at about $50,000, 000. The mania for collecting j.o.-tat'e stamps, which was all the rage in En rope a few years ago, has died out, and collections which were once estimated at Sl,000can nor be purchased in Liop sic and Stuttgart for $100 and les-. I.v Ireland three-fourths of the arable land is said to bo in grass. This has so decreased the demand for labor that the amount of wages paid on a farm of two hundred and fifty acres' is often only one hundred dolars. This amount pays a man and boy to herd the cattle. Wolves are plentiful in the back townships of Lanark, Canada. The Perth Courier says they are increasing, and even frequently dispute the pas sage of horsemen on tho highways. The deer have nearly all disappeared from a district where once they browsed in great numbers. A letter from Puerto Principe of a recent date says: u In consequence of the grevt number of troops in this place the mortality is tremendous, ty phoid and other malignant fevers abounding. Within three years the troops have lost 30,000 men by war, jtostilence and famine." A feakfi'l scene was enacted recently at J auer, in Silesia. A young girl who had murdered her child was to be be headed. When she was led out she fought desjiorately with the execution er, who was not able to kill her until he had stunned her by a blow on the he.nl with tho handle of his axe. Sturgeon delights in the story of the genuine conversion of a servant girl. When sdie was asked, on joining the church, "Are you converted?'' she an swered. ' 1 hope so, f;ir." "What makes you think you are really a child of (Jod'V Well, sir, tliere is a are it change in me from what there used to le." 44 What isthe change?'' " I don't know, sir: but there's a change in all things: but there is one thing, I always s,ve..p under the mats, now !" An illustrated fortnightly newspaper is jtublished at Yokohama, in Japan, called the Far Fast. It is an attractive sixteen jago japcr, well s:ujplied with news and interesting reading matte)-, and in every issue furnishes its readers with six or more beautiful illustrations, consisting of jdiotographs of scenes and localities in Jajfan. These jhotograjhs are simply jiasted on the pages of the jujier which would be a rather slow process if it had a circulation equal to some of our illustrated jiapers. The best farm in England is kept by a woman, and took the first j'ti.e re cently oilered by the 1 loyal Agrieultu ral society. It is a farm of 400 acres, devoted to jmsture, grain and stock. The roil was oiiginally jroor, but had been much improved by skillful treat ment. Only four horses are kept, yet ' such lns been the admirable system of management that they are sufficient for the cultivation necessary for seventy acres of wheat, the same of barley and turnips, besides some oats land beans'. The produce sold during the year real ized S15,sy5. .. . i Heroism of a Conductor. e'tirrocposi U no' of 1 1 1- Nw York Tinn'n. A conductor on a freight and passen ger train on the Syracuse A Binghamton Hail road jer formed a daring feat a few days since, by which a fearful catastro phe was averted. The train, consisting of twenty-four stock cars and one jas senger car, which was filled wit ; passengers, was between Chenango Forks and Whitney's Point, going at a tolerable rate of speed, when the engi neer, Win. Hardy, discovered a rail entirely out of the 1r.;ek some distance ahead. He immediately reversed his locomotive, but, upon second thought, determined to attempt to run the train over the place where the rail was mis sing, and at once turned on a full head of steam. The engineer and fireman, however, did not remain to see what success the. exjeriment woidd meet with, but jumped off the engine, leav ing it without any one to control it. The train bounded over the disconnec ted track at a fearful rate of sjeed, every car retaining its josition on the track. The dangerous sjot was jassed, but, with no one iqon the locomotive to control its speed, a most terrible fate awaited the train somewhere. The state of affairs became known to the passen gers, and a panic was at once raised. At Whitney's Point there was every proba bility the track would not be in readi ness for the train, as at the rate it was going it .vould reach there some min utes before its time. In this extremity Conductor John Vrooman proved him self to be a hero. He was in the passenger-car at the rear of the train, but clambering uj the ladder of the freight ear next in advance, he ran the whole 'ength of the runaway train on tho tops of tho cars, and was goon in the locomotive cab, seized the throttle, and in the next moment had the train un der control. A lev heroic man in charge of the train, and it is impossible to tell what the result of the extraordi nary runaway might have been. John H. Johnson, a young colored lawyer of Missouri, has the honor to be the first black man to be admitted to the Supreme Court of that State. Dreaming to Sonic Purpo-e. The following occurrence is said, by the Hartford Tirie.s, to have actually transpired in that city, and not very long ago: One of our' )rominent ami wealthy citizens had jmrehascd a. sightly piece of land outside 'the city, but within tho town limits, and the jmrchas r was troubled somewhat because he had been told that he could not get water, owing to the elevated position of his laud, without digging further Chinaward than anyone would be likely lo undertake. As we said, this troubled him. He wanted a well on his jtlace, and al though a man of great energy one who who never allowed any obstacle, no mat ter how great, to turn him from his jiatlj he hesitated long before under taking this task. The thought of exca vating for a well through half a mile (more or less) of solid rock was enough to deter the stoutest heart. At this juncture, before he had resolved upon anything definite, he dreamed th it he had t;et a gang of men to digging for a well on a certain (to his mind) well de lined sj)ot, and that after digging a few feet, before the rock was reached, water came in abundance. Tho gentleman, j though not a bit stierstitious, and hold ing dreams ns lightly as anybody, was more impressed with his sleeping vision than he would have cared to acknowl edge. At first he would have scouted the idea of treating the subject serious ly enough to put a sjiade into the earth at the Ejot indicate in his dream; but do what he would he could not dismiss the dream from his mind, and finally he resolved to test it, but without any real belief that his dream would bo verified. He set his men to work, and strange to relate, after digging fifteen feet, water abundantly flowed, and thus the dream fully came to pass. We have seen the well with our own eyes, and tho dream er who is a gentleman of undoubted ve racity, assures us that our story is true. A Wild Woman. Gebhertsvillc, Somerset county, Pa., claims the sensation of the week. It has a genuine, simon-jmre, wild woman, almost as nude as was Eve after the fall, for she wears only an apron of leaves, sandals of bark and a necklace of tea-berries. Swift as a doe, jieoplo have rarely been able to see her fea tures distinctly in her visits to the neighboring farm houses and outskirts of the village ; yet those who have seen her declare that she is far from uncome ly in jierson and countenance. Her oval face is set with keen black eyes, and framed in long masses of flowing black hair; and with her tall, slender figure, she has the air of the (Jueon of the Forests. Like most women, shehas a. great dread of men, and bounds away over fences anil fields whenever one at tempts to apjnoaeh her. Vet she is consistent, and avoids in like manner too great familiarity with women. For children, however, she seems to have a great fondness, as was cxemjyfied only a few days past. While jiassing near tho house of a farmer she espied a little girl three or four years old. play ing in the road. Crouching, she crawled behind a fence until within a short dist ince of the child, then with a bound cleared the fence, in the next moment seized the screaming little one, and was away at the toji of her sj)eed. The mother hearing the screams of her child, pursued, screaming, yet more loudly. Ibv husband, attracted by the cries of both, hastened to the chase. The wild woman, finding herself encumbered by the weight of the child, dropped it and escaped. The latter was uninjured, with the exception of some scratches, which, no doubt, are attributable to the long nails of the strange denizen of the fields and forests. A Useful l ire Company. A funny story of a lire is related in the Boston Herald. The. boiler of a grist-mill in Waltham, Mas?., exjJoded, and the steam lire-engine started for the scene of the disaster, drawn by boys, because no horse was ready. n their way to the mill it was discovered that the hose carriage had been lclt at j home. Six boys were sent back for it, and then, after going a little further, the whole establishment stuck in the mud. Just then, a rider hove in sight, mounted ujhju the regular steamer horse. When the animal came up there was a new agony at finding the harness of the belated animal had been left behind. By this time the lire was out, and the steamer was ingloriousiy returned to its quarters, not having reached the lire at all. It is pretty clear that a machine at the tneicy of such demoralized and haji-hazard man agement as this, can imjort no feeling of m entity to any sensible mind in the thriving little town of Waltham. More over, we sujipose that there are scores of small towns in Massachusetts, and in other States as many, in which no prejiarations at all for extinguishing fires have ben made ; in consequence of which, when the stable of the honest yeoman is burned, his home usually goes to keeji it company. Efl'eet of (ol(l on Iron ami Steel. For many years it has been almost an axiom among civil engineers that great cold tended to jiroduco a brittle condition of iron ami steel, and that by this hypothesis might be explained the alleged increase in the per eentage of railway accidents by the breaking of tires and axles during the cold season as compared with the warm. A recent communication before the Liteiary and PhilosojuYical Society of Manchester, England, by -Mr. Broekbank, main tained the view just stated ; but in the discussion which followed several en gineers entered their jirotest against it, and adduced facts which tend to an entirely ojiposite conclusion. .Accord ing to Dr. Joule, numerous experi ments by himself and others proved that, so far from iron and steel being weakened by cold, they aro actually made positively stronger, resisting shocks and strains before which they yielded when brought to a higher tem perature. While not denying the fact of the greater frequency of fractures during the cold weather, Dr. Joule re fers these to the increased hardness of the ground by freezing, by which the iron is subjected to a greater strain or shock than under ordinary circum stances. Milwaukee is made additionally bright at every sunrise by the jretiy girls who officiate ns newspaper carriers. Current Items. The tea plant has done very well this year in South Carolina, Tennessee, and California. A New Orleans thief stole five cases of tob,.cco, and now chews tho cud of reflection in jail. A tax on nearly fifteen thousand canines is one of Vermont's financial best bow-wowers. The little ladies will bo interested in knowing that a patent has just been issued in Washington for creeping dolls. In Albany, X. V., the jealousy of the neighboring city of Troy is so great that :he Albanians arc said to refuse to buy anything by Troy weight. It is considered a neat thing for youm.' gentlemen to have their overcoats made with a pocket in one hide lined with flannel or fur, in which a lady may sliji her hand when walking of a cold win tei's evening. Southern families have made the im portnnt discovery that the Ailanthus, or Tree of Heaven, is an effectual preven tive of murrain in cattle, the fact hav ing been already demonstrated by a series of jiractical experiments. The u stars" who were engaged to play for Mr. McVicker, in Chicago, the coming season, have unitedly advanced him capital with which to rebuild his theatre. Joe Jefferson heads the list with $10,000. A younu man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass., and care fully let down a piece of meat covered j with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterward found that the bait had eon lowered into the pork barrel. Thomas P. Andrews went out hunting near Decatur, I ml., on Tuesday. His companion chopped a tree which in its fall hit Andrews on the left side of the head, producing a wound from the effects of which he died in the evening. Dr. Ha i.l has written a long article to jrove that it is unhealthy for a man and his wife to sleep in the same room, but the Home (Ga.) Commercial knows of some wives who would make it un healthy for their husbands to sleep any where else. Young ladies are advised always to untie and well examine any anonymous bouquet or basket of flowers which they may receive. . A lady was about throw ing away some flowers recently, and dis covered a note containing an offer of marriage from a very bashlul lover. One cord of woodcut and sjilit fine and corded up beneath a shelter while it is yet green, will furnish more heat after it has become seasoned than two cords of the same kind of wood which has been continually exposed to the alternate influences of storm and sun shine. A Uociiister, N. H., man was the victim of a funny act of absent-mindedness the other day. He was on his way to leave town, and wuon he got to the station he happened to think he had left his wa.ch behind. He instantly took his watch from his pocket to see if he had time to return and get it. Jackson, Lenawee, and Wayne coun ties are infested with gangs of horse thieves, who are nightly carrying off horses and crossing them into Canada. The ollicials of Detroit, Mich., have ordered that no hor.-e shall be crossed at that point hereafter, unless it is evi dent that the jarties in charge are the owners. The suspension of O. L. Nims, a lead ing grain dealer of Buffalo, is an-' nounced. Liabilities quarter of a mil lion. Nims says that if jH.-rmittcd to manage his affairs he will have as-ets sufficient to pay all liabilities. He has an immense amount of grain in store in New York and Buffalo, and a large quantity afloat. Tun St te Capitol at Sacramento, Cal., lias lately been formally completed by jJacing on the summit of the lan tern on the cupola a copper globe, gold plated. This ornament is a consjiic noil object for many miles, and it is burnished and stands 1525 feet above the ground. The gold on the globe was made from $300 in coin. A huge mastitl used a window instead o.' the door through which to make his exit from an Albany dry goods store. The owner gazes at the sjot in his pocket-book where $250 reposed (it was the largest-sized jdate-glass) but which is now gone, and sagely concludes that it does not pay to keep a $20 dog to do that amount of mischief. The latest wrinkle at fashionable weddings in New York is for a black page, in livery, to walk into church before the bride and grcom, carrying a small white satin cushion, on which is embroidered a monogram in gilt letters, which he places in front of the altar for the coujJe, to kneel on, and carries it out again at the close of the ceremony. A nice young girl at Green Bay, Wis., was being courted by a nice young man. He was generously inclined, and made her present of hair oil, which he jur chased from the store of the father of his adored. After giving her some twenty bottles of the oleaginous fluiu he discovered he was working in a circle hs fast as he resented them she returned them to the store, thus duti fully making trade for her father. No cards. A farmer at Youngsville, Ta., a ?hort time ago left home with his family nag, but getting into a state of great jer plexity by too free use of liquor, he tied his hoi') to i tree in the woods and made his way back on foot. When he became sober he commenced a search for the animal, and after a ramble of several days found him where ho had left him, starved to death. A (ountrvman, who visited Given ville, Tenn., had his attention attracted by the glittering sign of the Andes In surance Comjany. Ho looked at it long and intently, and then broke out in a joyful exclamation : Well, I knowd old Andy would be at some thin' afore long; I tell yer they can't keej him down ; no, they can't," and walked on. Cure roa Corns. Take a little sweet oil, on getting up in the morning, and before retiring at night, and rub it on the corn with the tij of the finger, keeping the corn well pared down. This relieve- the friction, which causes corns, and will cure them in a short time. How tliey Break Wild Horse In Texas. Thoso who have never visited the regions where .wild horses aro caught or reared have but littlo idea how the un tamed steed of the jrairies is rendereol tractable and usefnl. At tho present day in Texas tho hordes of mustangs that formerly ranged over its vast prai ries have become almost extinct in tho settled portions, and confine themselves to tho extreme western counties. In their placo are horses mostly crossed with American stock, which "aro in a state of semi-wildness that is, they roam at will until certain seasons of tho year, when all such as can bo caught are driven in herds to huge pens con structed for the purj)bse, to bo branded and marked, after which most of them are let loose to roam at will again. When the owner of a portion of a herd desires to break any of his young horses he jrocecds in this wise; the first movement is to lasso the horso se lected by tho head and fore feet, and throw him to the earth ; then a kind of hair halter, called a " bosal," is put on his head, both to serve as bridle and to stake the animal by, it being much more ell'ectual than a halter or bridle in checking his frantic elforts to liberate himself. He is either tied uj closely all night or staked, at the will of tho owner. The next morning tho sport begins. All horse and stock-raisers havo one or more va'ucros, whom the erujiloy for the special purpose of breaking and riding wild and refractory horses. These go out, followed by all the members of the family, and proceed to overhaul their saddles and see that there is no defect in the 44 rigging." When they are satisfied that all is secure, ihey lead, or rather drag, forward tho steed, lie is alternately led, dragged, and whipped forward, until lie reaches the point where he is to bo saddled. A leather strap attached to tho bosal is then pullet over his eyes, and a sad die blanket is dropiped gently on his back, but very seldom remains at the first trial, as he will almost invariably shake it off. After one or more trials, however, he submits to both blanket and saddle. The latter article is strap j)od on tightly with two girths fore and rlank; strapjied indeed so tightly that one unaccustomed to the sight would think that it was intended to cut the animal in two; the rider now adjusts the stake-rope into reins by tying it se curely to the bosal, leaving a long end by which to hold on, in the event the horse should succeed in throwing him. Everything is now ready for tho mount. The rider adorns his heels with a huge pair of spurs, stands directly facing the horse, or little forward of the shoulders, seizes the under part of the bosal with his left hand, pulls the horse's head round near him to prevent being kicked, takes the stirruj in his right hand and turning it toward him j)laces his left foot in it firmly. Grasping the pommel, ho now gives the saddle a shake or two, makes one or two feints at mounting to see how his horse-ship will take it, and then suddenly springs, seating himself securely in the saddle. The blinds, of course, are still over the eyes of the horse, and as a general thing he stands with his neck stretched out ami head jaitially down, a perfect j)icture of awkwardness. k. The rider is at ease, and adjusts himself and every thing about him with the greatest care, as he knows there is warm work before him. When lead for the start he reaches gently forward and slips up tho blinds. Naturally the horse is rather astonished at first and refuses to move. A s-hai'i application of the whij) and sur, however, readily induces him to change his mind. He takes timidly one or two awkard stejs, then suddenly doubling himself up until he resembles a camel, and throwing his head down before his fore-feet, he begins a series of itehes, which consists in jumping as high and as far as he can, coining down still-legged. Those who have accomplished the extraordinary feat of going down a flight of stairs at one step can form some faint idea how it feels to sit on the back of a pitching horse. Some of the more vicious will lie down when the saddle is buckled on, and it requires a tremendous amount of whipping to get them started : some will rear and fall backward, occasionally killing their rideis; some will pitch straight ahead for quite a distance, while others will pitch straight forward for a few jumjs, and then as the Tex ans say, "swap ends so quick that it makes your head swim." Fortunately, they soon tiro of such violent excercise, being wholly unaccus tomed to a saddle or weight on their backs, and break down" completely in a few hours. The saddles are then taken oil', and they are reserved for an-other trial next morning. This exercise is continued' for a week or more, according to the nature of the horse, when he is jronoueed gentle and tractable enough for a good rider, but woe to the unsuspecting greenhorn that is tempted to place himself on his back. A few of the horses are naturally gntle-natuicd, and never, unless frightened in breaking, attempt to cut up at all. Those who love the horse and desire to see him roaming at will in all his beauty and symmetry, with glossy hide and flowing inane anil tail, should go to the prairies, Saoinaw countv, Mich., rather juides itself on corjatlent infants. The latest arrival in that line kicks the beam at 18 pound, and when ho inquires for the paregoric during the lone watches of the night, he can be heard with great distinctness ten blocks. General John T. Wilper, formerly of the Federal army, has been elected Mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn. His bri gade of mounted infantry fired the first hostile shot into that place during - the war. He is now engaged in develop ing tho resources of that section of Tennessee, and enjoys the confidence of all partie. A seu aue scheme has been adopted by the corporation of Birmingham, J'ng land, to exclude injurious matter from the sewers, and to purify tho feewage by filtration upon an area of nine hundred acres of land. The cost of the echeme is estimated at $1,500,000. The colored people in Gainsville, (a.f regulate their timepiece by a wooden I watch ued as a jeweler's si mi.