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PAW PAW, MICHIGAN. FRESH TOPIC. College rows and rows (spelled the name but pronounced ditferentlyi again prevail it) tin- Kant. Mus. Mooiu.es, of Wausau, Wiscon sin, presented her husband with triplets. Of course they are very poor, and Mr. M oodles is said to be a worthless vaga bond. The questiou now is, doOS Moodles deserve a pension ; A London journal complains that M low, dirty, blear-eyed, beery upwk venders run after us in the streets to sell Moody and Sattksy lives and hymn . books, insulting their superiors with such questions as these : 4 Huven't yer 1 got a soul tOsaTef' Don't yer want to J find Jesus And all they want to find is the penny profit." It is a notorious fact that a great deal of smuggling goes on in New York, cs- : pecially in ailk goodoj but it is not true, 1 as some persons think, that the revenue from duties 00 that branch of imports ( has fallen off, On the contrary, it has increased. The average increase this yttCj us compared with corresponding months of last year, is at the rate of three or tour millions I year. The most singularly-nanied man in NOW York is Walter li. T. Jones the middle initial standing rot Restored Twice. Hii parent! lint had a son oalled Walter, who died. Another boy was! born to them, and christened after the first, with an addition. Walter Restored, He died, and I third male child was born, Qd received the name he now bears, Walter Restored Twioe Jonea. SrsAN R. A nt no ny has bits 10 un tiring attendant at the bedside of her brother, I. E. Anthony, ol Leaven worth, during his illness resulting from Embry'i pistol-shot and if the wounded man recovers, it will be due largely to ' Miss Anthony skill and attention. Every particle of food eaten by the Col onel was prepared by her hands, ami for the time, at least, the strong-minded woman was merged in the loving sister. The " balloon wedding" has Ims-u out- : done by the, proprietor! of a variety show in San Francisco, It was announced on the bills a few days since that one of the "varieties" of the evening would be an 1 actual wadding with a real minister; and the programme was carried ontaooord- ing to the contract, the parties being a favorite clog dancer and the loading VOOalist of the troops. After the cere mony the happy j a r expressed their ap preciation of the applause bestowed on them by a combined song and dance. I Dnnra the recent visit of the Illinois editon to St. Louis, they oalled upon Gen. Sherman in a body and passed a few pleasant words. Phelps, of the Wyoming '., who was of the party, says that a few of them lingered after the main body had departed, and proceeded to interrogate old Tsonmssh about his book. His characteristic reply to I question was, "I think I wrote the truth, but if you think differently, after carefully res ling the book, you ought to give me ." BOOWI from the South concerning the condition of the cotton crop have now an interest and significance which they have hitherto failed to possess. The general tenor of the report! ihowi that labor, both white and black, is plenty ami vastly more efficient this season than it has been for many years, which argues a good stats of fooling between the em ployer and employed. The use of com mercial fertiliser! has been resorted to mors the present season than ever be fore, and planter! are slowly habituating themselves to the application of domestic manures a practice which is quite new in that section. A rotnra lady of Portland, Me., not long sine met a handsome Boston com mercial drummer on the cars, struck up an acquaintance, allowed him to visit her, and finally consented to be his wife. She afterward repented of her hasty promise and wrote him to release her, but he wouldn't. She .has now received a letter from a Boston lawyer, stating that her was-to-be husband had retnim d him as counsel, md that unless the mar riage takes place nt the time set, n suit will le commenced against her for breach of promise. As the young lady is worth a handsome property, she is afraid the tenaeious drummer's motives nre not sincere, and that she has been very fool ish to allow herself to get into all this muddle. Fivs hundred young men recently met together at Richmond, Va., as rep resentatives of Young Men's Christian Associations in all parts of the country. The convention was strikingly harmoni ous, and in its avoidance of mistakes as well as quarrels presented an excellent model to other large conventions, whether political or religious in their character. The Young Men's Christian Association has won the enviable reputation of hav ing accomplished a vast amount of good unaccompanied by auy scandals provok ing public distrust, or any mistake! rs sulting from misdirected zeal, and its prosperity, as evidenced by the proceed ing of thi BOSVSauVOB, ll matter over which all thoughtful persons, whether professedly religions Of not, wil1 heartily glad. A uKPo;m:n for the St. Lonis 77' - - interviewed (n'U. Albert Pike, who is at present attorney for the Choc taw nation of Indians. He holds that the Indians of Indian Territory have a patent for their land, have kept up all their obligations, ami cannot be removed or disturbed, except by invasion, the government having no right to give one hundred feet on each side of the track to two railroad companies, as was done by Secretary Delano, an act which (ion. Pike termed " filibustering. Cten. Pike says further : "I OM take 1,000 Chsroksse rod whip my wild nation of Indians on the plains. When. Jeff. Da vis sent me up there at the beginning of the war, I sent out a plug of tobacco, tied around with a ribbou, which they call wampum, and a bullet, saying to the Comanches : you SHS take whichever you like. If you want tobacco, come in and make treaty, f you don't, I have a thousand Cherokees here with whom I nan to clean you out. Tbey oams in. The Tinted States government OOUld profitably employ Ghootawa, Ghiekaaawa and Creeks to manage all the Wild In dians of the plains. Every time Sheri dan kill! an Indian it costs $10,000." POLITICAL MIMOaUB DJL General LonOSrUBR is stopping at Sulphur Spring! for a while. The Gen eral is igeing fast The merchants of Boston are prepar ing to banquet Sen tary Prist OW 00 the first available occasion. Ex Gov. Novi s ha I his pocket picked Of a valuable gold watch at the recent Ohio lh pubttcro Convention. George C. Gorham, late Secretary of fie Senate, positively dtclined a Repub- lican Domination foe Governor of Cali fornia. Hon. Edward M Therson, late clerk Of the National House of Representa tives, is engaged in writing the M Life of Thaddeui Stevens." The London Newt lays caricaturist renders as mueh service to a party as speech, and no one thinks of ranking a caricaturist with a politician. .Tr.Kir.p.soN Davis will probably accept the Presidency of a Texan College, hav ing been guaranteed a salary of $4,000! year, and a staff of six Professors. After Vice-President Wilson's speech before the Temperance Convention in Chicago, an old lady, one of the dele gates, arose ami Mid. M I nominate Mr. Wilson as our next President." On: country has about forty Lieutenant-Governors, but Michigan's is the only one known to tame, dust for a joke he made " motion as if to kiss mun's wife," and now enjoys a vacation with a jug of arnica. Vice-President Wilson says that one object of his recent visit to ex-Vice- Prsaident Breckinridge was to obtain certain historical facte in the IstterS pos session fot use in his "History of Slav ery." TnitKK editors Col. Bsrr, ef the Pitts burgh Pott ; Gen. Davis, of the Doyles- town th moorut, and Hon. W. S. Btenge, of the Chamberabnrgh Volley Spirit are candidates for the Democratic nomi nation for Governor of Pennsylvania GOT. nOUBSOXiXi and Esnry 1. Harri son, the Republican oandidatfi in 1871 for Governor of Connecticut, were ap pointed at a large meeting of lawyers bold at Hartford lately, as members of a committee to organize a Connecticut Par Association. The longest resolution of the Republi can State Convention of Texas was In rapport of the free school system, and in denunciation of the existing contra dictory School laws, the effect! of which, they say, have been to destroy the free schools of the state generally. The following bit of biography is given in the BoctoU correspondence of the Hartford Con rinf : "Mr. Lewis '.. Fisher, whom the Democrat! ire talking of nominating for Governor in Minne sota, is a brother of Prof. George P. Fisher, of Vale College. Mr. Lewis fisher was formerly a printer in Boston, and was for a considerable t iiueemploycd in the mail department of the Adver titer. He went Weal to seek his fortune OVer twenty-one years KgOj stopped at St. Louis one winter, because he couldn't get up the river; started for St. Paul in the spring, and took place on the Pio neer newspaper, of which be at length became editor, and is now engaged QU the consolidated I'iotU 1 r-Pfi 99. A Fijian Feast. Hospitality to strangers is i marked feature in Fijian character (writes a cor respondent). Their amusements consist of wakes or dances, which are usually held on moonlight nights. Hundreds of the natives sit together with their faces and bodies painted, rod dance in tine-to peculiar music, made by two small pieces of wood, beaten with great skill 00 a larger piece, and accompanied by a hollow noise, produced by different lengths of bamboo beaten 0B the ground by the women. Moreover, twenty or thirty hwns, it is said, will meet to gether nt an appointed spot for an an nual " feed. One took place at Mn euata, whither the natives all brought food and put it in the common heap. Houses were built for the entire crowd in twenty-four hours ; and then com menced a week ot eating, drinking kava, and dancing. Put everything was most orderly and well conducted. There were about a thousand pigs collected, and thre were smoked tish, bns of .ims, taro, sweet potatoes, bananas, and food of all kinds. The natives re mained till it was all gone, aud then WWa! home. MICHIGAN NEWS. On the Nth Of Jtily bids will be opened at Lansing for doing the State printing and binding for the coining two years j also, for furnishing paper, stationery ami fuel for us) of the State government. The prolonged contest in the Lading ton Common Council, over tie pu s- tion ehsther George Weimer.or Levi H. Wightman should be City Marshal and Street Commissioner, resulted ill the election of Wightman by two majority. Michigan patents : Sawmill head blocks, W. (ilen, Muskegon ; coffee pots, R. L. Bate, Adrian ; shaft-couplings, P. 13. Weeks, Battle Creek ; coffee-pots, S. P. Webber, Charlotte ; shaping blocks for garments, S. P. Web bar, Charlotte. The Comptroller of Bay City has com pleted the assessment of liquor-sellers in that place. The roll includes 2 whole Bale md M retail dealers in distilled liquors, 27 dealers in malt liquors, and manufacturers -making a total of 18. The total tax to be paid amounts to $ll,773.:w. Changes have recently been made in Michigan postal a Hairs as follows : Din cjntimtcrf Wakcshma, Kalamazoo coun ty. Pout master Appointed DixaOA dale, Eaton county, H. ft, French ; In dian Creek, Kent county, Joseph Wilder; Pinoonninge, Bay county, 0. H. Rhodes. TUU was a destructive tire at Lud ington on Monday. The losses include the dry goods store of D. W. Goodnow, $7,000, insurance, $5,000 ; dames S. Hush, dry goods, $7,000, insurance, $3, 000 ; Win. Young, 8,000, insured for 2, 000, and several other smaller amounts. The total loss, including buildings, is probably 25,000. The Far we 11 Register says: A genuine brook trout, about 18 inches in length, was caugkt by Ed. Hinkle, last Saturday, in Tobacco river, about two miles below this place. That is un doubtedly the first brook trout e Aer (Wight in any of the streams that empty Into the Saginaw river, but this is at not all strange, when it is known that brook trout were formerly deposited in these waters." A mm named Abraham Pooley was instantly killed at the IfiohigaiBBM mine lately. It seems that Pooley, with sev eral others who were in the shaft, had overloaded the bucket to such an exten that one of the derrick guys gave way, precipitating the load upon the head of the deceased, who was standing directly beneath. Be leaves a family in Cornt wall, England, from whence he came. The Minoug Copper Mining Company is about to inaugurate operations on an extensive scale at Isle Koyale. There are some sixty ancient pits on the com pany's property, and it is estimated that with the tools then in use it must have taken 100,000 men 100 years to perform the work done by that ancient and un known race. Certain it is that copper exists there in almost inexhaustible quan tities, and no mine has yet been devel oped on one of these ancient sites which has not proved profitable. At the Jackson prison, one night last week, a colored convict from Detroit, named Ben Thomas, was found missing when the men were locked in. The cells were searched all night and the day fol lowing without success. . Next afternoon the Warden noticed fresh lime scattered on the walk under the eaves of the cigar shop. A search showed a cavity in the wall and Thomas concealed then with a bird house In front of Mm Thomas has made a great deal of trouble by his at tempts to escape, and tried to kill a fore man liwt February. Contracts for carrying mails in this State have recently been made with the following parties. The contracts take the places of others revoked ad re signed: P. Goto nr01ii t" AlptfM 1,0M Steilin W. Hamlin -I'ulaki to CotMOfd r" .1hii. hmhune MtBpblt to bMM SO Jftoob Bom WaMtnbufg to Mount Ck dbmm H Ocortfn BoVBtehw OotUHh to Ho Ill CM riii Scripturti Omoo to Lmu wo JOMph PMUb WatM to Thornton mhi Stov 1 J. Hnnth I.yro to guftlittt 1H7 St"ol .1. Smitli 1 ninki nliint to WMMMM 1!7 Calvin S:riptiiri MooBMf CVntre to OSMM Cttf 90 J. L. Crippia SMaeji to stanton tSi J. L, Crlpplll Stanton to Klnili:ill i. L. Crlppln Stenton to Mount ri. ma( NO J, L. Cnpi'in Stanton to MSbrooh 'JfiMi Caivm Boripiun FnaMMl OMrtn to i'on-nt cay W) DnH Whth Uln Creek to PratwsMt 'J.mi John Elliott Bolton to BrUlftwitM ir.4 P. J. Smith Woodrllle to Shcrmaa aw C. '. Mor.-tc -Mortly to Millrook SSI 1 orrin K nam. An Sable to stainlili lg.1 Thnrua fl. lallinaii Alwna to An Salilf a4 V. J. Siullh Littlo Tr.nr to Charlevi roi . '('ii CbM, P. Boirley Spnoar CrMk to OtMgo. .. Maaly Newbof -tniitM it to Mariiiu oity 'iv li. is. tu.'imoii sprinK iinxik to Uriajmnsir.. 74 W. t. Snntli -I,yr' to t 'aHM City MS Wat. Q, Biker furry to viiirniij lm Cahin Scriptiin- HoHurtl City to Laki'Virw. . . :i4:i Joha TIik nlliwilwi lusiw to StudWi :tu Mlttor Sjialilaiif Orand MpkU to OMonSt, . . . J'pO Abraham Urown MoSSSOaMfl 10 HOBOI r. '.mih . J. Salts Myron Oontw to HoOnnd MM iesr. We have evidence of the use of DSSI for more than 'J, (MM) years. The fllfwilsil p et and satirist, Archilochus, who lived about TOO Bi ('., and the Grecian tra gedians .KschyhlS and Sophocles, who lived about 100 1$. C, Onlled it wktB of SoWajf. Diodorua, OS Sicily, who lived about the time of Julius OeMMM, mentions beer in his history. I'liny also, about the middle of the first century after Christ, speaks of this beverage in' several places in his natural history. He says that in Spain it is called Ha andoOTM ; In Oaul and other provinces of the Ho man Empire oerevUid, Afterward beer was unknown in Egypt until the French army Introduced it anew. How far the best of the ancients resembled the modem article we do not know. The word 6" was derived from MfttrV, 0 drink. THE LITTLE FOLKS. a Unseal (iraiiiliiiothor, 1 have MSMMMBB I Ions ' ' ""toe on It t mo hanl to kc. p It all, All to uiyMoif kkM i I'm hiii'.' I do-i t know alwaya whatV rifht to clo; M . -I ifi i t !l a m i ri-t ? lint at leant I may to w". fan know Mms nwnMns nnMf Vou khiiI I niittht ko bfftaf Sonic of t he watrr-crenarH That ktow lo!i Um Hjirinn. Well, whlltt I HtooH l to utU r tLciu I h ari olom , onMwknco) Two I DM talking all alMint That tmk man, II r. Ulair. And they talki-d of how nun h inotn y And nilvtT-nlatf hi- kri-pn All lo'kd uji in a OOpboord, In tho 1'hatnlHT whi-rt- he hIi jf . And how BHtiftMi at niidniKht, Th. would o tlnd it th-r.!. (1'hat would be atcaliiiK, uramlma; I ahonldn't think they'd ilare). And they naiil if he ahonld hinder. Who knew ko well a- they i uHt how he mold b. nUtnoi .1, And what wan Hiiret way. I couldn't underHtand it all; I couldn't even aee Tin.' men, the bnthOi ur v, M thick; lint I (,'iieMR they nOMWd "ie, For by and by one Maid, "A child ! What matt. ru if nlie hears?" And then 1 thought the other -aid. "Little nttonON hao iu ear." I don't know uhat he meant, lor then Th. y whiHtiereil er low, And I'd leathered enough i rt'MHeH, And no pant in to fO. I know it wan a m ere; I had no tlit to hear ; Bat a wntnl r rj ru 1 1 t -n, Now nat it, Kiaudma dl U f .lohnny IturiiH BtaMnlf Without Fire. Johnny found a big brass button the other day, and set to work to make it shim; by rubbing it on a phce of woolen cloth. M Isn't it bright V he said, after work- ing awhilu. ".Inst like gohl." He rubbed away for a moment as hard as he could, then to brush off some chalk-dust tliat clung to the button, for I had told him o chalk the cloth to make it brighten the button quicker he put the brass to the back of his hand. " Oh!" he cried, drooping the button. " What the matter r" "It's hot." " Hot !" echoed Mary, laying down bar book. M How can it be hot .'" M I don't know," said Johnny, " but it burnt me." "Nonsense!" replied Mary, picking up the button. It's cold as anytliing." " It's cold now, maybe," Johnny ad mitted. " lint it was hot warm any way." " What a silly bov ! You just imagin ed it." "I didn't," retorted Johnny. Seeing that they were likely to, as a 1 great many older people have done, dis pute about a matter that neither under stood, 1 took the button and rubbed it smartly on my coat sleeve, and put it to .Mary's cheek. There !" exclaimed Johnny, as Mary died "Oh I" and put her hand to her face. " I shouldn't have thought your arm j conld make it so warm," she said. I rubbed the button on the table-cloth and placed it once more against her check saving, "It couldn't have been my arm that warmed it this time." "Of course not," observed Johnny, I patronizingly. "What did warm it?" Mary asked, her interest fully awakened. " That's a good puzzle for TOU two to work at," I said. "Don't rub tin but ton on tho varnished furniture Of OM the marble table, for it might scratch them ; but you can try anything else." They worked at the puzzle a long time and still were puzzled. " May-be the heat comes from our fin- i gers," Mary suggested at last. I thrust a stick through the eye of the button st that it could be held without touching the hand, rubbed it a moment on th" carpet, and it was just as hot as ever, " I guess it's just the rubbing," said Johnny. "A Terj good guess, indeed, for that is precisely where the heat conies from," I replied. " How it comes is not so easy to explain to those of your ago, The simple fact that heat comes from rubbing is enough, perhaps, for you to know about it now. We say that rub bing makes friction, and friction devel opes heat. When you are older I'll try to make it all clear to you." "I thought heat nlways came from tire," said Mary, "or else from the sun." " Sun-heat is tire-heat too, it is be lieved," I replied; "but there are still other sources of heat -our bodies, for instance. Wo keep warm when out of the sunshine aud away from the fire." " I didn't think of that," said Mary. " Do you remember the day the ma sons were pouring water upon a pile of quicklime to make mortar for the new house over the way' The lime hissed and crackled, sending up great clouds of steam. 1 have a piece of quicklime here, and see ! when I pour water on it how it drinks up the water and grows hot. I saw a wagon loaded with lime set OM lire once liy a SMOWOS of rain." "Fred told DM about that, and I didn't believe him. Who'd expect tire from water .'" "(let me a small piece of ice and I'll show you how even that may kindle a lire." While Mary WSS getting the ice, I took from my cabinet a small vial with a metal bond at the bottom. "Is it lead .-' asked Johnnj, when I showed it to him. "It is potassium," I said, "and I'm going to set a little piece of it a tire with the ice that M ny brought. There!" " Isn't it spendid !" cried Mary, ais the metal Mashed into flame. " You can do anything, can't ynu said Johnny, admiringly. His oonfl deuce in my' ability is something I'right fuL Really, if I were to tall him I could set the moon on lire, I think he'd be- lieve me ! "No, Johnny," I replied. "Thereat.. erv few things that I can do, as you will discover in time. Rut now, while we are talking of heat, let me show you an other way of warming things. Pleas, fstoh me a flat-irou, Mary, while John ny brings my little hammer. Thank you! Now watch me while I pound this niece of h ad, and put your finger on it wlien I stop. Now ! ' " Does the pounding heat it ." "It does. I have seen a blacksmith take a piece of cold iron and hammer it on a cold anvil with o cold hammer until it was not nMHejk to set wood a-tire." ." Where did l come from?" " From the blacksmith's arm, but in such a round-about way that I would only puttie you if 1 tried to descrile it. You have wen that heat does come from tire, from the sun, from our lsslies, from rubbing, from iouiiding, from mixing, things, such as Quicklime and water; how it conies in cither case you will learn by and-by, when vou arc older." " Rut we have got a long way from Johnny's button. OsnyoM auink of any other time you have seen things heated by rubbing ." " We nab our hand when they are cohl," Mary said, seeing Fred go through those motions, having just come in from out doors. " I'll tell you something I noticed coming aeross the bridge," said Fred. " It was freezing cold, yet the snow in the sled-tracks MMS melted when a heavy kdeigh passed, leaving the boards bare sometimes. I couldn't think what made it ; was it friction r" "Evidently. I've noticed the same thing many times. The snow 1 wears out,' as the teamsters suy that is, the heat of the rubbing melts it." " I've read of savages making tire by rubbing sticks together," Fred contin ued. " Thev have several ways of doing it or rather dihVrent savages have differ ent ways. One of the simplest is to rub one stick in a groove, in another, rub bing htiakly and bearing on hard. There is a bit of soft pine board that I tried the experiment with tho other day. That is it. See ! when I plow this stick up and down in the groove, the tine-wo. n dust that gathers at the bottom begins to smoke a little and turn black. Bj WOrUng long enough and fast enough I should set the dust on fire, but it is too tiresome when a match will do as well, and one can buy a whole bunch of matches for a penny. We get our tire by rubbing, too, only we use something that u single scratch on some rough surface develops heat enough to light it." " What is itr" Mary asked. "PhomhorUSj I have SStnS in this bottle. You rub the button, Johnny, while I take some of it out on the point ol my knife. Now touch it with the button. See! it is hot enough to set the phosphorous a-tire. We might kindle our tires that way, but we tind it more con venient to put the phosphorous on the end of a stick and mix it with something to keep it from lighting too easily. Then all we have to do is to rub the phosphor us point against anything rough, the friction heats it, it tikes fire, and our light is MMdy Did you ever hear of the trav eler who was stopped by some barbarous people who knew nothing of matches? rhey would not let him go through their country, and while they were debating whether to kill him Of send him back, he STOW tired of waiting and thought he would take a smoke. So he tilled his pipe, and taking a match from his pocket struck it against his boot, lighted his pipe, and thought no more about it. To his surprise the people who were watch ing him suddenly ran oft and directly there was a great commotion in the vil lage. After a while the chief men came back very humbly bringing him loads of pretests, and begged him to go his way in'peace. What was the reason '. They had seen him draw fire from his boot, as they thought, and were afraid that such n great conjurer might burn them all up if they offended him. That was a lucky match for the traveler!" ChriHUui I 'ninn. Air Walking. Richard Sands, a well-known circus performer and manager, was the lirst to perform the feat popularly known as ceiling-walking. In lsr2 he performed it at Drury Lane Theater, London, Eng., and the apparatus used and his per formances were thus described : "From two lofty draped supports was placed a temporary ceiling, 90 feet in length, aud consisting of u stout timber framing, with a smooth surface ; at each end was a slung seat, and beneath the ceiling was a net, provided in case of accident. Mr. Sands prepared himself by lacing san dals over his boots, to which wero at tached brass loops ; and these were con nected by springs with a pair of platter like soles, in which lay the secret, as they we're brought to the theater in a locked box, and conveyed away with similar caution at the OHMS of tho per formance. Mr. Sands commenced by ascending by a ladder to one of the slung seats, and, lying upon his back by aid of tin; ropes, placed his platter shod feet upon the ceiling, then gently detached himself, and very slowly walked across the platform, occasionally poising him self on one leg. Tims he reached the seat at the opposite end, aud descended by the ladder." He subsequently suc ceeded in walking upon a large slab of polished marble. The platter-like soles above floSoHbtd were made of soft leather and moistened with water. I lo se, when pressed firmly by the feet, mo as to expel the air, enabled the per former to maintain his hold upon the slab, and by a movement of the foot a valve was opened and forced be neath tht leather, so that tho soles could be readily detached from the poiish. d surface, It was simply a scien tific application of tho principle mani fested in the child's toy commonly called "a sucker." Toy Balloons. Fully half the toy balloons sold in New York are made by a Frenchman in Sullivan street, in a chngy little second stoi vjt ront room about twel ve feet square. "Make 200 or :50() a day, sometimes 400." He shows a red wooden chest full of the little rubber pouches. "Con.. i loin Paris blow htm up, you see." And he takes a pair Of bellows and inflates the limp and dingy little sack into a glassy scarlet sphere, 'ties the mouth with a cotton thread, and lets it go. "Fall on the ground, you we. Must put gas in him." Water, sulphuric acid and strips of zinc are the materials rts. d to make this gas. A long thread is wound around the neck of each and seeureh fastened. A thin coat of liquid isinglass is applied with a brush to keep tic ON from slowly escaping, and when tins dries the balloons are ready for the street. Oohsets are the degenerators of one sex as much as tobacco and liquor ore the enemiei of the other. People and Thing. SrinrnTAi.i8M has just reached Russia. Leavenworth, Kan., is 21 years sld. Lizaudh are household pets in Ceylon, being urbani for the way they ue up the mosquitoes. Red Ciioc-D and Spotted Tail will not join the Improved Order of Bed Men until they die. As a preliminary step toward the abatement of crime Hartford, Oi, has abolished its detective police force. Gkorob Dbkbv, of St. Louis, sou of the late Lieut. Dcrbv (John Plneuix), ranks second in his class at West Point. A man has read the Lancaster (Pa.) hUeUigM6tr ever since 1M27, and pays for it now out of a pocketbook 108 vears old. Experiments with carbonic acid gas, as a motive power for war vessels, are to le made by the direction of the Navy Department. Pemkekton, Pomeroy and Piper, Ros tou's three most bloodthirsty murderers, occupy cells in tin jail side by side and j in the same row, hko so many P s m a I pod. Joseph Black, of New York, is the champion buzzard. He has ls-. -u on a Coroner's jury 232 times in one year, and ! the corpses are legiuning to remon- i strate. The late Henry Upham, of Brooklyn, left SdO.OW) to the Church Home for Or phans and Destitute Children, aud $50, MN to the Episcopal Theological School I at Cambridge. j It isn't often that any ordinary person accumulates a board bill of $40,000, but a San Francisco man has brought a suit tor this amount for boarding the wife of a relative from March, 1848, to Jidv, 18G2. A man in Fiance who had his foot am putated refused to pay the fee charged by the surgeon, and commenced an ac tion against the. latter for damages lo calise the foot, instead of having been buried, had been dissected in the inter ests of science. One of the Eddy family at Chittenden, Mass., has accepted the challenge of tho medium detective, Chapman, to exhibit ' their materialization before a disinter ! estod committee, ami proposing that i each side shidl stake $1,(X)0 ou the re sult. New Ton is given to thinking that : there can little of merit come out of what it is pleased to term provincial towns; but some of the "country" bands of i music at tho Masonic ceremonies fairly surpassed the noted bands of the me tropolis. Gbnt, Sheridan will hike his young i bride out on the plains for the wedding ! trip, visiting, among other places, the famous Yellowstone river, the rival of the Yosemite of California. Secretary i Belknap and others accompany the bridal party, and Gen. Ouster's cavalry expe dition of 1,900 troopers will furnish the j escort. I The latest wrinkle with the woman of i fashion is that of having a model of her , bust made, stuffed with wool and cov ered with cambric. This is deposited at her dressmaker's, and upon it her new dresses are fitted, saving the aforesaid woman of fashion all the arduous lalxjr of " trying on," etc What next i Bos ton J'ont. True love is no respecter of law. When Constable Damon, of Cabot, Vt., went dowu into Mr. Ainsworth's cellar to attach some potatoes, Mrs. Ainsworth suddenly closed the trap door and sat down on'it mitil he promised to go away without attaching anything. As he came up from his prison she sealed the agreement by hitting him three or four times with the fire-shovel. Ten years ago the Bishop of London established a fund, since known as the Bishop of London's fund, for the pur pose of building churches ami schools in his diocese. The sum voluntarily sub cribed amounts now to $2,000,01)0, and 1 bi new churches as well as 100 new schools havo leen built with it, besides the addition of 120 clergy to the diocese. A REAUTiKrii young lady got aboard the Nashville-bound train at Decatur, Ala., and insisted on going into the loco motive and running the machine. The engineer willingly surrendered his posi tion to tho fair amateur. She started the engine off ami kept her going at the rate forty miles per hour till Pulaski was reached, when she went back into the coach aud took a seat. Amono tisS passengers who have re cently arrived in England from the west coast of Africa, is the sou of Colic? Cal calli, the Into Kiug of Ashantee. The young Prince, whose name is Coffee Ju- I tea, has been sent home for the purpose I of being educated, according to the ! terms of agreement made when the treat? of peace was made last year. He is said to be an intelligent-looking boy about II years of age. What Law lost.. M it is no longer worn by men over the tops of their boots, there are still wedding orders received at Alencon for $80,000 worth at a time, and inaiiMais bio. though smaller, sums arc expended id lloniton, in Devonshire. For Valen ciennes, made at Vpres, s."n per metre is paid, but the lace -maker, working twelve noun a day, can only produce one-third of an inch in a week. Every piece of Alencon passes through the hands of twelve workmen. The best Brussels thread is spun in cells under ground, because to! dry air above would cause the thread to snap. Upon the worker, a she sits in the dark, is directed ouo lay of light, but the thread is so fine that her delicate fingers are better guides than her eyes. Very mauy lose their sight, and the high pay the lace-worker earns is proportionate to the acknowl edged unhealthiness of the occupation. The handspnn thread made at Rrussels of tl.i x of Brabant cost. before it is yet made up into lace $1,200 per pound, aud the process of manufacture more than doubles the value. Old lace is more valuable in price, and some of it can lie counterfeited by imitations, Of some varieties, however, the secret is lost, an of K)iut d'Argentine, which continued to be made upon the bankn of the Orne till the French revolution stopped the demand for a time, aud gave the peas ants other means of ear Ming their bread.